Music: Metropolitan Directors

The lordly upper classes With their gilded demi-tasses. God help the walking goil!

So chanted skeptical and disrespectful members of hoipolloi upon reading in the press last week that young Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and young Marshall Field had been elected to the board of directors of the Metropolitan Opera Company at a special stockholders' meeting. "Both," explained the stockholders, "are serious music lovers." It was this statement, more than the rather unusual honor, that irritated the chanting representatives of the vulgate. They themselves, in their innocent rhymes and naive ditties, displayed a fondnes for...

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