Music: Parent's Pronouncement

In Toronto while his bouncing 11-year-old daughter Ruth sat by and listened proudly, Josef Slenczynski gave an interview last week to Newshawk Knowles oi the Toronto Daily Star. Father Slenczynski was shell-shocked in the War, abandoned his ambition to become a concert violinist. Said he: "Myself disabled, I deliberately got married, intending to have a child who would take my place in the world of music. ... I chose Ruth's mother for Ruth's sake. I chose the mother for the child. She is just an old-fashioned mother, no personal ambitions, no society cravings,...

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