Music: Routine in Detroit

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's President Henry H. Reichhold had threatened his rebellious musicians with a good ''house cleaning," if they didn't behave (TIME, Feb. 14). Last week, most of Detroit's musicians were wondering if Reichhold had already gotten out his broom.

One thing was sure: all of the orchestra's 90 players had been fired. But, said both Orchestra Personnel Manager Karl Chase and Union President Jack Ferentz, that was just a routine matter. Under their complicated agreement, as long as no master contract had been signed for next season, the orchestra was obliged...

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