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Lily Paris Sees Lilies And Gets Cfyance To Sing U. S. Anthem Small Coloratura From Whom Maryland Postoffice Was Named, Is Host During Sunday Visit; Opera Star Never Dreamed There Could Be So Many Lilies Lilypons, Md., June 22. (if)— This tiny town settled back Into Its routine of raising water lilies today, sifter the thrill of a visit by an opera st»r. Miss Lily Pons, small coloratura, for whom the postoftlce was named, visited here yesterday In a flurry of autographs, speeches and a reception reception by public officials. Until the visit here, her first, Miss Pons said the nothing to—her- town -bat- hed -tiny meant round postmark on an envelope. "And I am very grateful", Miss Pons went on, "to the delightful keeper of the postmark, Postmaster C. C. C. Thomas and to his two brothers for making it possible for me to make this visit. I never dreamed there could be so many water lilies." Miss Pons said she was more fortunate than ancient kings, for they described their wealth in terms of cattle and slaves, while she measured the possessions of her namesake In terms of water lilies. The petite diva kept a promise to herself and hsr admirers by singing singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a private luncheon In Frederick. She meant to sing it Saturday when she visited the grave and the home of Francis Scott Key, composer of the national anthem. However, lack of a piano prevented the plan from materializing. -DTT~Cn"arles H. Conley of Frederick, Frederick, was in charge of the program surrounding Miss Pons' reception. Charles L. Trlcker, president of the National Association of Water Lily Growers, presented her a bouquet of the blooms and Gov. Harry W. Nice welcomed her. At a reception at the country home of Mr: and Mrs. Henry J. Orth, Jr., Miss Pons declined the drink offered her and asked for a glass of milk. The luncheon coin pleted her two-day visit. J

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  1. Cumberland Evening Times,
  2. 22 Jun 1936, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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