Music: Bargee

The Geisha girls of Japan, skilful with the lute and larynx, forming the apex of Japan's musical culture, were infuriated two weeks ago (TIME, July 16) when they were compared by a committee of 14 moralists to the rude night-club entertainers of Manhattan. Japanese Geisha girls count U. S. music a noisy nonsense and even the finest of U. S. singers their inferiors by far. What last week was their horror to learn that one of the night-club entertainers who had been compared to them was not only their artistic inferior but a member of the lowest class of civilized creatures,...