Music: Climber

Mme. Carmen Reggio, obscure concert singer, last week wagered the Italian Artists' Alliance (of which Titta Ruffo, famed Metropolitan baritone, is president) that she could walk up stairs in less than half an hour. Mme. Reggio is 38 years old, she weighs 104 pounds, and the stairs to which she referred were the 1.358 steps of the 792-foot Woolworth Building, in Manhattan.

Reporters watched Mme. Reggio enter the staircase at the bottom; then they ascended to the top by elevator and waited for her to come out. This, with flushed face and hoarse...

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