Music: Indianapolis Dancer

In Indianapolis some 14 years ago, a healthy 12-year-old child, free from funny fixations, was taken to see Anna Pavlowa dance. The child had no notions of dancing, was to all appearances just a midwesterner with an eight-letter name—Ruth Page, daughter of Dr. Lafayette Page, now director of the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Hospital for children in Indianapolis. But she left Pavlowa's recital starry-eyed, went home and practiced pirouettes in the parlor.

A year later when Pavlowa returned to Indianapolis, Ruth was taken to see...

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