Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on December 1, 1950 · Page 21
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 21

Oakland, California
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Friday, December 1, 1950
Page 21
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1 .Sunday Radio Symphonies Eliminationj$497,l FRUITVALE SCHOOL Visit toXasfro , School Slated fEL CERRITO, Dec lIA visit to Castro School, i' model among new school plants, will be made Oakland Tribune, Friday, Dec. 1, 1950. 21 by members of the Bay Section Donal and Lawrence Streets. New books, teaching aids and device! garnered from the entire Bay area will be on display. ' DEDICATION RITES TONIGHT .Draws Wide Protests From Music Lovers of the Association for Childhood Education tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The school Is situated at By JOHN CROSBY NEW YORK, Dee. 1 Nothing) As. an , added Indignity, the rfi tak'n a mora severe kicking concerts are now transcribed. The 'around this year than symphony music. Just a few years ago, tKi . ihf.ilsated with .symphony - music,1 especially - on - Sunday afternoons. Music Iqvera all over the country looked forward to Sunday afternoon -for the New s-York Philharmonic on CBS and Jor the NBC Symphony, These -were, and are, two of the finest a ' a -iL musical aggregation on eann. ' Symphony music on Sunday became an ' American tradition, 'something akin to, though on an 'infinitely higher plane than the ld band concerts in the park of ,ftO years ago, Then NBC moved Ks symphony out of jU hallowed Sunday spot to make way for the vTord Theater, a triumph of com-.tnercs over art which left music .lovers shaking "with indignation. .Ford Theater vanished long ago , and today its period on NBC is filled by "Counterspy and Charlie Wild, a couple of whodunits which leem, in that hour, almost profane. NOW ON MONDAYS In the interval, the NBC has listener is hearing a concert which was given a week earlier at Carnegie Hall. Nothing in my' memory has brought such a storm of protests to this desk. LISTENER PROTESTS . "For 20 years," writes an outraged listener from St. Louis to William S. Paley, "the Philharmonic was the nearest a listener ever got to an actual concert hall impression. There were the inevitable waits, pauses, bloops,' latecomers; , someone always coughed from coast to coast: there was the magic rustle and stir of people gathered to listen music to a coast-to-coast audience is conceivably, the greatest contribution radio ever made to the American people. A few years back, in addition to the Philharmonic and the NBC symphonies, " networks carried the Boston and the Detroit symphonies, too. Both have disappeared from the networks except for a rehearsal program of the Boston Symphony heard on Sat urdays. (Not a bad program,1 either, but hardly a recompense for the concert). Symphony music on the air Is certainly in terrible shape, Ctrrf(M, 1DM, far Th, Trlbana and the curtain rise at .the endCOYengCr ACCUSed , of .the tuning. This was no pro duction. This was the real thing, a live .program. Would you transcribe a football game for broadcast the following Saturday so that crowd noises and time-out delays could be edited out? In Oakland Theth . Robert L. Carrington, ?9, scavenger of 3879 West: Street, was held to answer to Superior Court today for" one count of burglary of an automobile and also for "The Philharmonic has always; two prior convictions made us feel that we had tickets The defendant was bound over to Carnegie Hall. Your decision; yesterday by Municipal Joseph A keeps us out. It tells us that we are only a second class audience. been kicked all over the place and to mu.si5 is in Partu cor" foday it roosts in a spot on Mon Kennedy. The prior convictions named were for car theft in August, 1948, and for petty theft 'days. That, I submit, is pretty darned late for a symphony con cert. It is particularly disheartening in that position because it follows two and a half hours of 4 type of music which can hardly be mentioned in the same sentence with the NBC Symphony (he Symphonette, the Railroad 'Hour, the Voice of Firestone, the 'Telephone Hour and Bands of 'America. Following this clamorous assortment, a man's ear is in r shape for the delicate nuances Of the NBC Symphony, which, , Incidentally, is heard transcribed in some areas at a different time ,and different way. This year CBS moved the Philharmonic, the first regular network symphony program, from Its regular time of many years panionable, social; one wishes toji junti 1949, both in Alameda taiK aDoui n, write aDoui it, reaa; County. about it. Under your plan 1 snail 1 read about it before I ve heard the concert The result will be the editing-out of the listeners' happy sense of being present in Carnegie Hall." DEVOTED AUDIENCE From Houston, Texas, which takes pride in its culture, a listener complains that the Philharmonic has been dropped locally -and will be restored iortfjH if a large number of protests are received). The out-pouring of protest against NBC and CBS actions is far out of proportion to the size of the audience. The symphony audience, while small in proportion to, say, Bing Crosby's, Is fanatically devoted. These con- Mrs. Cora A. Riser, director of the Oakland Board of Education,! tonight will officially present the new $497,700 Fruitvale School to the community ' Dedication ceremonies of the new school, 3134 Boston Avenue,! will begin at 8 p.m. with Principal Paul Fleming acting as master of ceremonies. Selmer H. Berg, superintendent of schools, will speak and Mr. and Mrs. Redman Bertaud, presidents of the Dads' Club and P-T A, respectively, will accept the school on behalf of the Fruitvale community. Capacity of the new school is 525 students and in a floor area of 44,000 square feet, there are 14" classrooms, a library,' a kinder-: garteh, a cafeteria, and an auditorium. ' i The reinforced concrete building was designed by Ponsford and I Price, architects, and was IfuiJti by John E. Branagh and Son, contractors. Honored guests include: Oscar Price, representing architects;1 Police Officer Winston W. Werner, dierctor of the Fruitvale Junior Traffic Patrol; Mrs. Louise Roinestad of the Dimond Branch Library; Robert W. Crawford, superintendent of the City Recire ation Department; Charles W. Whitton, director of Architecture and Engineering for the Oakland Public Schools: Charles C flrhver assistant superintendent; Forrest Micneii, administrative assistant, and Donald B. Rice, business manager for Oakland Public Schools. ' Crippled Children TcrRide Park Train Oakland's crippled children will be treated to a day of special train rides Sunday in Lakeside park. Arrangements were made with Jack Collier, owner and builder of the. train, by the 'Oakland Junior " Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of Kenneth Hammill. : In co-operation with Collier and various homes for crippled children, the rides will continue from I to 4 p.m., starting at the Canoe House in Lakeside Park. . The Youth Welfare Committee of the Junior Chamber which planned the train rides is also sponsoring an annual Christmas party in the Municipal Auditorium. Children from needy families will have an opportunity to see Santa Claus and receive gifts of toys and candy. Qtcy YP 20th and Broadway standing. The Sunday habits of certs had a prestige, a tradition, music lovers from coast to coast 'which the networks brutally were demoralized. (ignored. The spread of svmohony KJf w 20th and Broadway . CLEARANCE Furred and Fur-Lined COATS 6597 to 18756 Onginally .) to 229.9) Persian Beaver Muskxat Ermino Seal . Mole All Forsbnann's materials in glowing Winter colors. 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