Music: Nip

A squabble last week arose over a drink of brandy. The Vitaphone Co. and one John T. Adams were in court; Mr. Adams battling for $1,250 which he feels Vitaphone owes him as part of a $15,000 salary as musical director. Mr. Adams fed Mary Lewis stimulant in a teacup, so ran the testimony, and her resulting record of the Barcarole (Tales of Hoffman) showed voice strain, was worthless.

Called to witness, Miss Lewis, famed onetime chorus girl who is now an opera soprano, said she had been cold. All day she...

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