Music: Singing Cop

George W. Stinson, 35. weighing 200 handsome pounds, was brought up in a St. Louis orphanage, became a San Francisco motorcycle policeman in 1926. In 1930 Mine Ernestine Schumann-Heink admired his tenor voice. Four years later San Francisco Opera Director Gaetano Merola took Officer Stinson under his wing, called him a potential Caruso. Sympathetic professionals, including Singers Giovanni Martinelli, Gina Cigna, Kirsten Flagstad, pitched in to send Officer Stinson abroad to study. This week Officer George Stinson, on leave of absence from the California Highway Patrol, sails, with his wife and 16-year-old...

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