Music: Debate

In Manhattan, the American League of Professional Women held a music forum luncheon last week. Two guests of honor were given the same topic: "What shall we do about jazz?" They were Dr. John Roach Straton, fundamentalist Baptist, and Marguerite d'Alvarez, Peruvian contralto. Dr. Straton rose first, bit off his words, said loudly, severely:

"We ought to consign jazz to a hotter place than this earth. . . . It is bootleg music. Let us curb it; let us put it down; let us outlaw the thing! . . . The jazz hound is the musical bandit, running amuck. You can't purify...

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