Miscellany: Labor Problem

Next to poets, probably no class of people has been more consistently underfed throughout the ages than musicians. By way of compensation they have claimed the distinction of artistic martyrdom. It may be significant of a changing social order that U. S. musicians last week filed a brief with the Department of Labor for the right to be designated as "laborers in the field of music" rather than "artists."

According to the present interpretation of the immigration law, anyone who makes his living by making musical sounds is an "artist"...

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