Music: Businessman Band Leader

Well-heeled Eastern youngsters last week drifted back to school and college, and a baldish band leader mopped his brow. During the holidays, Meyer Davis had flown up & down the Eastern seaboard, conducting orchestras for balls, assemblies, routs, benefits for Britain. Meyer Davis bands had played at 30 parties every night, and every night the leader had visited at least two of the parties in person. Now he could take it a little easier.

Meyer Davis, biggest businessman among U. S. band leaders, has 89 orchestras, with his name clearly printed on each,...

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