Music: First Conflict

The American Guild of Musical Artists is a dress-collar union affiliated with the A. F. of L. It was formed two years ago by Lawrence Tibbett and 114 other highly paid opera and concert artists. Last fortnight A. G. M. A., which had managed to secure a closed-shop contract with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, politely asked Violinist Yehudi Menuhin to join the union before appearing as the Philharmonic's soloist. Menuhin refused. Guild President Tibbett fumed and called a meeting of A. G. M. A.'s board of directors in Manhattan. But when concert...

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