Music: Antheil-Erskine Opera?

Davey Device

Last week there joined the ranks of U. S. music patrons President Martin L. Davey of Davey Tree Expert Co. of Kent, Ohio, onetime (1918-21, 1923-29) Congressman, candidate last year for the governorship of Ohio (TIME, March 5, 1928). Claiming no expert musical knowledge but believing that his political experience qualified him as judge, Politician Davey will wager 26 nation-wide radio programs, beginning Jan. 5, that people in the U. S. prefer oldtime melodies to either jazz or classical music. He explained: "My first purpose in putting on this program is to...

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