Music: In Chicago

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the half dozen world's greatest, is disbanded after 36 years of activity. The crash resulted from disagreement over wages of the union-leagued musicians. They were paid $80 a week last season for 20 hours of actual playing. "But we have to put in many hours of practice," insisted their leaders. "Therefore, we are entitled to $100 a week, which is only what movie, dancehall, and restaurant musicians are paid."

In objection, the orchestra directors pointed out that the orchestra had shown a deficit last season, that only...

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