Speech from the Throne

Because the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported "on unimpeachable authority" that Depression might force Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera Company to suspend production next year, Lawyer Paul Drennan Cravath, the Metropolitan's new board chairman, felt called upon last week to make his first significant speech from the throne. Rumors have had the Metropolitan so hard hit financially that it could not even finish the present season, its directors so dissatisfied with the conservative, practical policies of Impresario Giulio Gatti-Casazza that they were just waiting for the expiration of his contract (April 1935) to appoint some such character...

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