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FOUR Hunting evtrj-. Mternw c«««pl 3und*jrj »n<j Biwdiy Morniot CumfatrHnd. Md. FuhU.hed (,, Tt>. -Mmfi & AlI««»nl»B »- »» 7 «s<J « South . M.ohiftl, «tt«t. tk lh> PojtaHIce it CumbirUnd, Md.. M S*c«nd CUti M*u«r. _ _ ______ U«mb«r Audti Buitnu o( ciieuUtloni Membu ot Th« AuocUttd Preii Z?»*.uV* < K l * t * ll , l>r *" " •«l"«««ll entitled to u» for r«puW(cttlon ol ill n«wi dl»p»tehei credited to II or otbirvtu oredttod In thli paper, »od «l*o th« locil a«w» titrt oubiUhed thir*n. TEUiPHONB—tsoo PjlTH. bunch exch.m. eonneetlni ___ _ «ll d»p«rtm«nt», _ rot M»U »nd Ctrrltf R»t«| 8<* ClM«lftert Piga, Sunday Merging, Qctober 8, 1944 t> Our Nation's Prayer Oft QptJ, /rora Whom proceed all holu desires, all right cou'niejj an'd just workt, grant vnto ui, Thy servants, that peace which the world cannotjiive that our hearts may be devoied~io T/iy service and that, ~ livered from the fear of our enemiet wa may patt our time in peace under Thy protection. and the counties bearing this name remain although none of them Is of major 3m- portance.. Unfortunately, the American people .;.?, not fcsovor understand Pulaskl as they ;-,ould and except In those communities Oike South Bend, Indiana- Chicago, Buffalo, Detroit, and other places having i a heavy Polish population, all too little credit Is given this Polish soldier for • the sacrifice—the supreme sacrifice — ho made that the United States might be a free and independent nation. The career of Caalmir Pulaski began Jn his native Poland In 1788 when he 2ed an armed resistance to Russian aggression and successfully defended a portion of Poland tgalnst a Russian army. But Pulaskl was not only the foe of foreign aggression, but of what he considered domestic tyranny ai well and, in 1769 he engaged in an uprising against the Polish King Stanislaus Augustus and made an attempt to capture tht King at Warsaw. This led to his being tlawed bv his wvn f^nf^- ]eft ..... SUNDAY TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MD. ( SUNDAY OCTOBER 8, 1944 ~DR AGON'S ~miH~1944 •£*£2 ^^5^v^^'Vu'lo.^^r!^> i .J? r '^£«>•->^''^:•_^^^ u . ^ ..-- ^^. PIRPJ PREVENTION WEEK Ths Rdvent of Fira Prevention' Week, which begins today, haa caused us to make Inquiry as to the local fire situation, and it Is with gratification that -we leam that Cumberland and our. own community are In much better-condition as regards this -hazard than_are_niostj!arls._QL_the_IIiilted. States. It Is somethlhg'of a shock to discover from authentic figures complied by those painstaking delvers into, facts, the insurance statisticians, that the flre loss In the United State* last year amounted to $400,000,000. Of course, it Is difficult for •any of us to form a definite Idea from those figures as to exactly what destruction of property by flre really meanfc In this country over.the period covered, but when we take Into consideration that that $400,000,000 represented a loss that was 176'percent larger than that of the year preceding, we can see at a glance that dua to some unusual cause the flre menace over the country at large has assumed gigantic proportions. " We know that there have been terrific fire losses in government warehouses where . the materlels of war were stored. There have likewise been explosions with attendant flre, Jn many plants given over to the manufacture of munitions. Perhaps in view of these things the Joss is no greater than is to be expected, and one thing-is certain: we should alj be grateful that our homes, pur factories and other property : has b'eeri spared the ravage of flre caused = by enemy bombs rained upon us from the nir. When we think of London where the loss has been terrific s.nee che war began, we should realize more than ever how fortunate we have been. But to return to Cumberland and those flre ' losses with which we are particularly concerned. The ,i local flre department answered 528 calls during 1?$3 and tn? property toss dur.ng that period amounted to $169,228.98^ Ac. <?or,ding to experts this figure is by no means* excessive. But the remarkabU .•thing is that during the flrst six months ,of 1944 there have been but 147' alarms of flre and the property loss ha* been .held down to $15,000, It is unsafe to predict what may hup* pen during the najcfc si* months, It la quite possible that thar» could be some big fires which by the end of the present year 7/ould make the figures of 1944 much .higher than were those of 1943. But this is counting on the iinexpected. it is fairly safe to assume that there will be no greater property loss during the second half of the year than there has teen during the first half. If the loss for the entire year turns out to be Approximately $30,000, that will indeed be a marked decrease over 1944. We sincerely hope that the figures are no larger than that. Cumberland, we believe, • ha* reason to be proud of Jts ftre fighting facilities, and what is equally Important, . this city has been careful in the ellmina- tlon of flra hazards. Wo have A thorough inspection system in this city, and we agree w}th the old adage than an ounce of prevention .s wprth a pound of cure, A vigilant inspector has done much to prevent flres which likely enough would have been disastrous. Fire Prevention Week Is observed annually throughout the United States to awaken, the American people to the dangers offered by fire and to Induce them to co-operate In thfl matter of removing fire hazards. There is reason to bellevs that, through this annual observance great good has been accomplished and that not only property, but lives, have bean eaved. Poland for America, arriving in 1777. Immediately he volunteered to serve the American cause and General Washington accepting his offer, made him one of hi» • aides. For gallantry in action at Brandy. wine, Pulaski was commissioned a brigadier general and as "'commander ot a body of cavalry, he performed valiantly in the New Jersey campaign of 1777-78, and organized Pulaskl's Legion during the latter year. It Is of Interest to Marylanders that this Legion was formed at Baltimore. Later it saw action in New Jersey and was then senf~to South Carolina where, in 1779 under Pulaskl's command, it held Charles-! ton and compelled the retreat of the British General Prevost to Savannah. Here again Pulaski and his men attacked the British and during the assault on Savannah on October 9, 1779, Pulaski fell, mortally wounded. Any consideration of the part Gen Caslmir Pulaski played in the winning of American Independence serves to bring to mind Thaddeus KoScIusko, another Polish military leader who likewise served under General Washington and became the devoted friend of Lafayette. Kosciusko gave the colonial forces the benefit of hla engineering skill and it was he who, by direction of General Washington, laid out the fortification at West Point. Kosciusko returned to Poland after the American Revolution and in 1782 led a force against the Russians who were again making one of their periodic attacks on Poland. A Polish army untftr his command fought valiantly, but as has happened so often when the smaller nations of Europe have been fighting for life, the Polish King traitorously surrendered to the Russians, and Kosciusko in disgust again left the country. But he was back for the Insurrection of 1794 became head of the Polish army, fought valiantly In defense of Warsaw but suffered defeat and ultimately died in Switzerland. The anniversary of the death of Pulaski and the observance of Pulaski Memorial Day, together with a glance over the career of Kosciusko, emphasize the eternal struggle of Poland for Independence. This nation has always suffered and although its salvation seemed at hand at tne'chws of the flrst world war, Russian ant| German aggression dissipated the .hopes pf the Polish peopls. Warsaw today to In ruins, its defending a,rmy of patriots has been forced . to surrender. Gallant Poles are serving side by side with British and Americana on the fronts of the continent. What will happen to Poland in the end? Thq outlook is not promising. But that the United States has profited by ' that gallant spirit which Poland has always displayed even In the face of adversity, cannot be denied. The Polish people who came to this country have been , outstanding for thelr-splendid--American- ism. The armed forces of this country are filled with young men and young women of Polish descent, To men with almost unpronounceable Polish names, the highest military decorations have been awarded. Read the casualty lists, especially those printed In the newspapers of the middle- west where the Polish population Is/heavy and you will see that thousands of young . men who, although American to the core trace, their ancestry back to ancient Poland, have, like Casimir Pulaski, died in defense of American liberty. Yorlc Sunday Letter October Air Ig Bright and Fair .V. , '..-.By CHARLES B, a«» gaaiy? $ &s sSffi; ""° r ' r» y"* 'Si.fi^!KsJS;:.^^*^^ autumn ful nights' of month, . : •'• The display of turning leaves may pot _ be so-. gorgeous this , autumn «s.ft sometimes Is, along the Palisade., of the: Hudson and in the tmiidsanVe f oreg ts ot Westchester and .Long Island. Summer drought fol- 'S^^ky^Ljd^J^Uve hurricane, flayed TTpb-^wTtir We ~f6Trage7~TnB~ next ten days should give us our annual autumn foliage show. If it isn't quite up to standard, our comfort shall be that we don't have so many tourists this autumn, and therefore fewer people will be disappointed than would be the case Jn most years: - There can be no New York monopoly on glorious October, however I know of no part of the United States where lit isn't at 1 least second Perhaps It's because qf the lower- Ing skies and chilling winds of the English .October that Shakespeare, who talks, about almost everything once, never mentions the month by - rtnmo. ' ' New England writers have cele- _brated 1 __arid_stiu;j_eelebi-ate, this month, and season more freqiieWtly and more happily than poets and writers of all the rest of the world together. Hawthorne, Whittier and Bryant paid eloquent tribute to the golden leaves, the sjjicy tang of the air, and the calm sunshine. Odell Bhe.pa.rd, In "Home Thoughts," did a fine Job" on "The mountains of New Hampshire and Massachusetts hills" in October. There are a few spots tn the SNAPSHOTS ALONG THE WAY THE WANDERER. certs, and. among the attractions was n large orchestra from what wps known as the German House In Indianapolis, The German House was a club which was organized more than 50 years ago by Indianapolis resl- oents of. German extraction ' and which was devoted largely to music. It had a large choral society an.d orchestra and -frequently concerts' were given.under Its auspices. Alexander • Ernestinoff was the musical director of this organization and In addition to this work which occupied a large portion of his time, he coached special pupils for concert and operatic work OrvIUe Harrold, who was to become an outstanding tenor of the Metropolitan Opera Company In New York, was one of the notable singers coached by Mr. ErnesUnpff. h-viiig's World By JOHN SELBT RECALLING GEN. PULASKI The plight In which Poland has found herself since, «arly Jn the war, she was overrun by both Nazis and Russians, has nroosed the sympathy of the pcpple of the United States and hajj caused many to re- cfill the stirring deed* of those Polish patriots who, when the American colonies began their own struggle for freedom came to this country, volunteered their services to General Washington and as officers In the fleld gave him the benefit of ttfelr military training and experiencs. Important among these was Caslmir Pula.sk!, and It it timely that President Roosevelt should have set aside Wednesday of the present week as Pulaski Memorial Day. It is sure- to be ceremoniously observed by Americana r>f Polish descent, and It is hoped that all American*, regardless of their own racial extraction, will on this day, in one way or nnother, pay tribute to tha memory of the groat man who did so much to-help win 'American independence and who lost his life for the'American cause. Hera and there over this country there are a few towns named Jn honor of Qon- pral Pulaski and likewise Roma counties. ..Before the outbreak of the war between the states, the United SUtoa government erected a fort on Cockapur Island, at tho mouth of the savannah RJver, for tha defense of Savannah, and this was named Tort Pulaski. it foil Into Confedoflftfl hand* Rt the beginning of the rebellion but, Jn 1862 was captured'by federal troops, thus -lo«inff the port of Savannah. Fort P ft disappeared from- view, but the If a book is "important," it is all the more useful to understand what Its author Is.about. Van Wyck Brooks' "The World of Washington Irving'; is the third volume of his literary history; it is the current choice of the Book-of-thelMonth Club, and It Is an almost Incredibly rich book. But It is not Intended to be a biography of Irving in the usual sense, nor it is a history of his world in the uaual sense. . * • * Mr. Brooks has strung his erudition on the long cord of Irving's life, and even that has been loosely done." A great many other figures out of the first 40 years of the last century emerge quite as clearly from Mr Brooks' pages—Poe is a particularly good example. Cooper (the novelist, not Peter) Is another, and certainly Audubon must be mentioned. - There also are dozens of minor people who stand out suddenly, as if a door had opened abruptly for an unexpected guest. One of these is Lorenzo da Ponte, one of Mozart's librettists. Another is William Cobbett, the pamphleteer. There ia also mention of an extremely important person who has been almost wholly Jjrnored Jn Americana of this sort, to. wit,, Maria Tellclta Mallbran, the very great singer, whose second name Mr, Brooks insists on spelling with a flnal "e," And .the rea.ion "Th9 World "of Washington Irving" ij not history Jn the accepted sense is becftuee Mr, Brooks has explored tho minds of his people rather than their actions, and has chosen his principals fro.-n the literati rather.than from the fleld at large. He has explored the writing of writers, which does not necessarily reflect their compulsions and their minds accurately, any more than their written opinion of tho world Is necessarily accurate. The announcement pf the Cumberland Concert Association which sets forth the musical attractions this city is to enjoy during the coming winter, brings joy to th» heart of The Wanderer, Not only Is It a well balanced course with each attraction measuring up to a high standard, but It Includes a concert by the Indianapolis {Symphony Orchestra, Perhaps mast of Cumberland's inusio Ipvers. are not particularly interested in the city from which, this nationally known, 'ensemble comes, being satisfied wjtU the'fact that It is one pf the topnptch symphonic bodies pf tlie United States «nd that its reputation- for present- Ing fine programs is widespread. But The. Wanderer has, sentimental Interest in this organization for he was not only R resident of Indianapolis at the timp Ifc was formed, but was likewisfe muejc" critic of one of the Indianapolis newspapers, He was Intimately acquainted with those who were responsible for its birth and early growth and for about seven years, up to the time the flrst world war took him a'wuy from Indianapolis, hs attended all of the concerts given by the' Indian-. apolis Orchestra and at one time handled its publicity work, This wilt be the secqnd time th'e Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has visited Cumberland, it having . been brought here by the Cumberland Concert Association three seasons ago. Both before and since • that time it has been frequently heard on the radio and during the time when It is not engaged with , Its regular concerts in Indianapolis, it has appeared In many cities "on the road." When the orchestra played here before, The Wanderer, sitting out front in the Port Hill High School Auditorium, saw the faces of a few men he remembered as having been •with the orchestra when It was organized about 33 years ago. -And he experienced a. fueling of sadness too, for it dawned upon him that most of the older men who 1 were the backbone of this orchestra in its pioneering days, are now dead. YOUNG WRITERS WRONG ABOUT FOUNDER Tha thought came to mind that If Alexander Ernestinoff or Ferdinand Scrmeffer were still living, they would have reason for pride In the fact that the organization they did so much to promote and which was compelled to make an unpretentious beginning, has gone on until today It ranks among the first-rate symphonic bodies of the - .-- — —-^ „..-, „_„ United States. • to see expected orchestral entertain Within recent year* writers who ment—an overture and entr'acte did not know' the Indianapolis music. Orchestra in IU early days, have There were a lot of good musician* attributed its foundation to Fferdi- in Indianapolis, and )n Bdditlpn to nand Schaeffer and have failed to 4l " " mention Alexander Krnestlnoff, Tills Is entirely wrong. It was Mr. ErncstlnoR who conceived the Idea of such an orchestra, who organized it and who "was its conductor until his death. Ferdinand Schaeffer was the concert master, and assistant conductor. He outlived Erneatinoff by several years and it may be that he succeeded Mr. Ernestlnpff as conductor. This The Wanderer does not know because he had quit Indianapolis for Chicago and after leaving tho Hoosler capital he did not return there, even for a short visit, for more than ten years. It Is likely that the younger munlo chroniclers of Indianapolis knew Mr. Sehneffer, byt hag not known Mr. a-nestinoff, and took it for granted that Mr, Schaeffer, who had always been connected with the orchestra, was Its founder. Alexander Brr.estinoff was « Rus- sfan and in his early years was choir master of one of the great churches of St. Petersburg. Then he came to America, but where he lived or what he did before going to Indianapolis, The Wanderer docs not know. His first recollection of thto fine musician goes back several years before ha went to Indianapolis to wprk, but WM still in his home town,, Marlon, Indiana, •which Is located about .70 miles north of the state capital. It must have been during the • -, - ~ * -•!••- **" w.l*U| V/A. fliaflll-lg the hogs so happy with too much to eat that they have no time to think of the handsome hams and luscious pork roasts they'll be, come Christmas. • • . •"...'-. In New England and the North and Northwest, it's cool enough to split a bit of firewood in the morn,. Ings, as a breakfast appetizer Watch that.woodpile grow between now.and the i first snow! In the'Deep South and the. Fairly Deep Southwest, it's still sunny and warni, sometimes even hot, except in mountain areas,-Time for a rest between seasons on many farms and plantations, Georgia and Florida haven't begun to think of cold weather yet. ^ George Cooper, American poet, Who was born a Mile more than a century ago, wrote a. jingle about October, titled "October's Party" which, anthologists still print. May- be.they print it because they don't have to pay royalties to the . descendants, but it's a clever little bit of rhyme, anyway. And, having done, this much for the good month, Mr, Cooper proceeded to make himself immortal ..,_ 'Ry writing a poem, which presf to pay the rent of the 'Was set to nostalgic music n theater and to balance what little my wife, "Ri-™t ' A^»V,?i°'» ° body had any idea of making the orchestra a profit earning organization, its members played 'the concerts free, although for the benefit of those who belonged to the Musicians' Union, they were paid for rehearsals. The money which came into the, boxoffice once a month was sufficient to meet this overhead that remained. The Murat was (and still Is) a FRIEND OF ERNESTINOFF It ,syas during.''.that. State Music .Teachers' Association convention at Marion, that The Wanderer saw Alexander -Ernestlhoff for 'tlie first time. He conducted a concert given by the German House orchestra, and on the closing night''of .the concert series conducted an oratorio which boasted a- mighty chorus recruited from all parts of the state. It was several years later, when The" Wanderer went to The Indianapolis Star as drama, and music critic, that he met Mr. Ernestinoff personally arid became one of his close friends, IJkewise, ^Miss Helen Ernestinoff, daughter of the conductor, was the fldcJety editor of The Star, The Wanderer well remembers sitting in the German. House with Alexander Erne.sthioff, liugh Mo- Gibney, &n Indianapolis vfollnlst, and one or two others who were connected with the musical Jlfe of Indianapolis, and that on this occasion Mr. Ernestinoff mentioned a plan he had in mind to organize an orchestra^ which would be repre^ent- ative not of any one organization, but of Indianapolis as a whole. The result was the Indianapolis Orchestra. . It consisted for, the most part of the professional musicians of Indianapolis—.teachers &ric| members pf the ' theater orchestras. At that time Indianapolis had six theaters each with an orchestra which would average about 15 jriop. That wajj before the cost of ' theatrical" production climbed so high that theater managers discovered they could get along Without an orchestra except for regular musjcnl attract tions. Theater audiences,• regard" less a{ the type of /show they went ~ii j" '•• <Sweet Qeneviev'e," jt's v 181 *?^! The original copy in fioo- -.,- ,—.- ~, „ P Br 's Pwn'handwriting, dated 1869, »H.-.V theater, it was built by the nangs in my bedroom, neatly frain- Shi|berU in 1909 when tlie theatrical ed - My wife was born pii October 8 business was booming throughout J "'' ' the country and the largest theaters located in cities lite .Indianapolis could be filled at.least eight tames a week. One 'theater mpnager once referred to..the Murat as a ten. acre lot filled with seats. There were none too many seats in its' great auditorium on those Sunday afternoons when, the Indi- - . — Ifc Js my reniembrance, without referring to the books, that George Cooper was a native New Yorker, and lived to old age here. I trust he now flourishes in fields of deep blue grass, with a lyre of solid gold a good many years after Mr, Cooper probably accepted a •cfllestjiil crown of wild olive for. his nice song, and she and I were married'in New York, on that same date, }ri 1918. As newlyweds, we celebrated both" the Howard False Armistice and the Pershing Genuine Armistice the next month, in New York ~.. n . H ..» t . w . H j, ..I,Y4 0JA nVJUJLlL/'^ •** the theater orchestra, men, there were three larga conservatorlwi of music as well as many excellent private teachers. The German House Orchestra, with Mr. Erneat- inoff as its conductor, had been in existence for years and this alone formed p. substantial nucleus for the Indianapolto Orchestra, CROWDS FLOCK TO MONTHLY CONCERTS Now enlvs Ferdinand Schaeffer. He was head of. the violin department of one of the schools of music, and he was not-only a.fine teacher but a splendid performer as well, He was a Gerrrmn, and The Wan* .derer vividly recalls him as a handsome, dlstirijruUhed • JopWriir man with a closely trimmed VanDyko beard, Mr, Bchaoffsr becgin* con- cart mw»t«r of th« orchestra, and ns hM been »»id before, assistant conductor. Arrangement* were m«(i<j for monthly concerti, these to be given (ft the Murat Theater on the first Sunday afternoon of each" month, There were no. reserved pcatfl, 'and to bring thess njw!c»V treats within reach of all the people, the general " J chargs wsi* 35 centJ, No- pnapolis Orchestra gave its' monthly concert. Standing room was at a premium, and as tlie orchestra existed at that time there was always ample revenue with which to meet ILs. modest expenses. It was a home town affair, only semiprofessional tn character, for in addition to the professional musicians who filled, its chairs, there wae a young army of talented students Who were .delighted to have this opportunity to gain* orchestral ex- .perjence, The programs w fi re varied and • symphonies, as such., were not attempted. That js why" tljis organization was called merely the Indianapolis Orchestra, and not the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. However, each program did include one movement frpm. a symphony and aa a rule this was chosen from the better • Jinown works. Good (solid music filled up the rest of the program, with an operatic overture often featured. There was always a. soloist—usually a local singer or instrumentalisf^although at limes a big name artist was engaged. SEVITZKY HAS SPLENDID BACKGROUND It is doubtful that Alexander Ernestinpff or any of the others associated with tha Indianapolis Orchestra, in its early days, ever dreamed that the time-would come when, . with full right, It. wpuld be known js the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, that it would have a conductor of world renown and that it would make national tours. The Wanderer 1 ia not- sure Jtut when ; the Inrfianapplls. Orchestra Changed from ita original status to that, of a full-fledged permanent symphonic body of •, professional caliber. It was after the first world war and therg is a story to the effect that It received a Jarge endowment from' some source of , and sings "(Sweet Genavieve" for the angels. It wjl! be a treat to hear month-elsewhere. No'use arguing with those people, as you probably know, -.-. But many of us have hopes that this October, ere it ends, may become one of the most memorable in all the history of the human race. I never learned to draw. They didn't teach drawing or any other art in the country school I attended, and I've often felt cheated when I observe with what ease many of my friends can make a point plain merely by a few strokes of a pencil. The artists I know have been telling me for years that drawing can't be taught, that those who draw were barn . that way. Too broad a statement. I can't believe it. All the .fellows who tell me that spent some time In art classes. And I have, a correspondent in Plcher, Oklahoma, who do&m't have to send her letters special delivery or mark them "Personal." She dooorates half the correspondence page with a beautiful watercolor of flowers. She is Maude Francis, and if I could dp such water^colors I'd never dp another day's work. Col. Ralph W. Wilson, Blacksburg, Va n stands upon a well-earned reputation for excellence jn military and scholastic attainment, but he chooses to be known as the discoverer of Author Homev Croy.. "I remember vividly that I heard of Homer's abilities before he entered the University of Missouri in September, 1903, as a freshman!" writes Col. WJison, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, "I was in preparatory school near Maryville, Mo., Homer's home town. Homer had done something in a literary way while he was In high, school . . . While we struggling freshmen were making: our C's in English, Deacon Oroy was grinding out A's with ease." Well, sometimes the bright boys like Hom.er,.tto make good, despito the discouraging flops.,, of such prodigies as William James Sidls, Released by McNaught Syndicate, Inc. The President and the Press By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON^No matter who is elected the next chief executive, the presidential news conference is here to slay. In the nearly 12 years of his'ad- ministration, President - In'-tlie II years and sevap months mat, he has been in office, a conservative estimate is that the regular .bi-weekly news conferences alone total more than 800. ,Wint's .more, until "tlie war. the been some complaints since we entered the war about, the declining number of. regular conferences. There have been other complaints about the lack of real news that conies out of $gn;e of them, even when momentous events need eluci- datlbn. But there Isn't any real indication that President Rgpseyelt is abandoning regular meetings with the press and radio representatives .or that he has adopted A policy of making those meetings fruitless by disregarding direct questions' and releasing his important, news through other channels. MM ii » • ^" I M»>«JII vtup, ina White House Correspondents' As- sop ( ation and the National Press other, but as The Wanderer" ob- /l^.J 18 ^ °/ taincd this Information at second or third hand, he would not venture to put it Into print as it may ba entirely Incorrect. He does know, however, that'Fablen Sevitzky. its present conductor, wa* engaged in 1937 and that he tn largely responsible for tha ' splendid reputation tha orchestra, has won for itself. Wks Alexander Ernestinoff, tho first conductor of the Indianapolis Orchestra, Mr, Sevitzky Is. a Russian and A graduate from the St. Petersburg Imperial Conservatory. As a double bass virtuoso, he was a soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and WBJS also connected with the Moscow Imperial Opera and th» Warsaw State Opera, He cams to the United States In 1023 and before going to Jndlanapolis wua a member of the Philadelphia Orchestrd, He founded, the PhJIa The presidential news conference, as'we know it today. Is purely a child of the 20th century. Actually- it ia almost as much an innovation Of tho New Deal as NRA, PWA, SEC and the National Labor Reliu ttons act, it had been thought pf before. In. some, measure. It had " been tried out before, but never in the same way and with the con-^ aistency thsf/ It Is today, Circct coiitact with a toller in the Vlnayard^dates back to Adams, Undoubtedly he knows Intimately, or by face, name or reputation more newspaper and radio men and woman than any other public official in spite of this, he has •« reputation for having a general!v antagonistic press. \ President Roosevelt makes no .bones of the fact that he uses the press and radio as a valuable means to an end—that of keeping Jn constant touch with the public Let weeks slip by when the President skips news conferences for reasons ««« e L !1I , ness _ or military se^von,,, ,.- ^ , WBS supposed to have obtained a flrst hand Interview, Jiwt as President Adams emerged, from a swim Jn the Potomac, Several generations oi journalistic poqbahs did have access to the White House but they were invariably publishers or editors/gnd were almost as much sv part of the party set-up as . the campaign manager of today. „ that you nan sink your teeth mto, and invariably you hear that "the President Is deserting the pub- JtVi easy enough to see the President grinning at this criticism. His contacts with tha press and radio are those of a, loving but sometimes irascible wife with an occasionally errant spouse. I have seen the President angry, Irritated, amused, genial, weary, hearty and downright ornery at news conferences; but r have never seen him skip one unless hli physician demanded it or other conditions made it Impossible. Casual Glances , - delphia '• String Sfmfonlettft and made several transcontinental and two European concert tours with that body. He. became equally well known in Boston and has done con/. sldarabl* opera, conducting In thU country. According to 'old timers h«re, President Theodorn Roosevelt was about the first to inaugurate something that faintly resembled the news conferences 01' today. He generally held them 'vhlle he was in the barber chair, ^hich might be any time of the 'si- r night Presidents Taft and .n made some effort to follow tr. grange custom In f. little more dignified manner. "I hav« delivered my last Jectur*. The next miwt corns from a colonel." So ended the final address of a professor of physiology at an Argentine medical school, before his expulsion from the university. The present 'government is one of a'gang of so' called colonels. . But when war threatened, Wilson Why i» no woman ever nominated for president or vice-president? The eligibility of women can be in no doubt after the adoption, In 1012, of the 10th or woman suffrage nmcndment to the , Constitution. There-have been women in the Sunny Squibs summer of JJ03 that the Indian* Stale Mimic TcMhors' Awoclntlon held it* annual convention In Marlon and In connection with It a music festival was given. SololsU were brought from various parta of tho country for the aeries of con- Although children should be taugh,t to walk property, the Vlds may iay that wnlklnf will nover get them around the baseball bases. closed the White House door on the press altogether. . -, President Hardlnpr opened It again for a while but, after an early faux P«»r reverted to answering only sub- r™ , , To The Wanderer th« rl« of tha Bitted written questions; a policy ; Hm.«'?r av £. fw ?, men .- "" Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra which CoolldRe and Hoover also . ""? °' R e P«wwntaUv«, in gov- ' pursued. It wai during the short- r. r / lors chairs, .und in .the. Senate. \ivs& Hording administration thai, lh« attribution.of stories to "sources olo*e to the White House" or a '.'White House spokesman" came into full pl«y. . I« d"«apn», cd < "™ K\ ™* T""" „ •*""»• «"* '"<"• "»n "»lr ««"«« "pinion "»«* h "»«»!, „,. Una. BMoui -Ami. p»pl.~Mj7on.lder : tl»m- $£' a ' ,„. WM ?'»uJS ""*" f."! 1 *"? ] £,r"" ,' ;- w ° r ': is ™^: ir "°'.. •.. -'<=S«K^ .KufesuK*^ =^;ss~ SMT limjffig"^i^^ —•••—"-•••—-i ,".•->< HI- 5^aaa^^-_-^-^^-^==^-j--±iLirr^^ •••••• j v :> *K-wft-*-^-*-^^^^^ seems like a fairy ui]e, H».I* hoping ui&l wnon the orchestra comes to Cumberland {his yaw ;t will arrive in tima for him to see whnt few of th« oldtlmorn »r« still with Jt. Lllcewlw, he hopes to meet Mr. Sevltoky, And during that concert he know* thut Alexander Ernest- inoff will b« strongly In inlnd,. He WM a- fin* m»n. i ' - - musician. The city _ owes' K debt to his memory. .•• r . u » *, bitiijLOf . I^FIU 411 1>[)U i Women have sho^n their 'iu,.,,.^, utrength in being elected to offlci (Ime and again," Yet no, party Jiom- It.Is a safe .sUtejrmnt that no executive of any nrttion. large - In'.tji* tand.'-Mri. Heltm JjQCkwood, pioneer suffragist, wh« rim for president on Hit Nations* Eriual Rights ticket, in 1884 an* . 1808, ' was reiiily self-nominated, rcsentatlves as President Roosevelt, no successor?

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