Music: Vandenberg's First

When Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg of Michigan saw his Presidential possibilities explode in Cleveland last June he kept on joking about the New Deal, hoped for better luck in 1940. Month ago this cheery Republican decided on a "political vacation" so as not to interfere with his daughter's public ambitions. Last week his vacation came dramatically to an end when he sat in Grand Rapids' Civic Auditorium and heard 4,400 others applaud pretty, 24-year-old Pianist Elizabeth ("Betty") Vandenberg. Said Sena tor Vandenberg: "This is the biggest thrill of my life. She played...

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