Music: $75,000 Child

After 15 U. S. concerts Ruth Slenczynski, chubby nine-year-old pianist, sailed for Paris last week with a cabin full of books and flowers, a string of pearls given her by the San Francisco Orchestra Association (TIME, Jan. 29), a diamond brooch which an excited New York lady had pinned on her for luck and a $75,000 contract for next season. Ruth bounced along the ship's corridors shaking hands with stewards and bellhops, telling everyone she met that she was on the way home to see her mother and two little sisters. Father...

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