Music: In Chicago

A large snapping turtle named Orpheus made itself at home last week in Chicago's expensive Blackstone Hotel. It was the honored guest of Mrs. Ben Rubenstein, wife of a British timber merchant. As Conchita Supervia, Mrs. Rubenstein was in Chicago to sing Carmen with the Civic Opera Company. The turtle was her talisman.* Never before had she found one sturdy enough to weather touring. She had always depended on a little silver turtle, the insignia of the Orden de la Tortuga of which ex-King Alfonso of Spain and...

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