Music: Sweet Youth

Another U.S. Youth Orchestra began to sprout last week.* In a Manhattan rehearsal room, under the guidance of a young, handsome, kinetic radio conductor, Raymond Paige, a band of 75 "Young Americans" made a merry din. The Young Americans are vowed to do for U.S. popular music what the Stokowski brood do for the longhairs, are moreover organized specifically to combat subversive ideas. Their sponsor is the League of Young Americans, Inc., whose aim is to rally the one-sixth of the U.S. population that is in its twenties.

Wisconsin-born Raymond Paige was once...

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