Galveston Daily News Wed. , Dec. 1925
GALVESTON-HOUSTON Playground Music Advisor to Speak Tomorrow Evening Galveatoiilann will have an opportunity opportunity to hear Francis Wheeler music consultant and advisor for the National Playground and Rec- Commerce Estate lor the held 1m- old to men open will Galveston state the start. T. representing reation Association. tomorrow night, at 8 o'clock at the city auditorium. Mr. Wheeler's brief talk before the directors of the playground association at the called meeting yesterday afternoon on the value of music to the community KO Impressed Impressed the members of the association association that ho was persuaded to sandwich this address in between his engagements in other TPXHK cities Mr. Wheeler Is also a baritone note und will Intersperse his remarks remarks with musical selections. Mr. Wheeler, who Is a witty wsll as forceful speaker, said that the object of the playground association association was to bring music from instead of to the community. He advocated the forming of community community choruses and orchestras, saying that "music should be a safety valve for self-expression Instead of an attempt to amaze." Mr. Wheeler, who was a song- leader with the marines during war, told of tha rejuvenating effect upon the men of a half-hour of community singing each day. Eswald Pettet, district representative representative of the Playground and tlon Association of America, wn with Mr. Wheeler and also spoke. He offered the services of the national association and its rorpi of experts, aaying that what Galveston primarily needed was a lull-time recreation director who would cooperate cooperate not only with the playground playground association, but with the city government and the people. "There is no reason why Galvns- ton, provided she spent the money on advertising that Florida dm. should not vie with that state." declared. "If Galveslon rould provide provide correct she would bounds." recreation grow by leadership leaps und Mr. Pettet Is in charge of a district which Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma. Texas und Southern Southern Kansas.