Music: One of the People

The first day he landed at the Dallas airport from New York last September, shock-haired, strapping (6 ft. 2 in., 185 lbs.) Walter Hendl slapped on a cowboy Stetson and accepted appointment as an honorary deputy sheriff. In the next few days he lunched with Fan Dancer Sally Rand at the Junior Chamber of Commerce, judged a beauty contest, went to a Neiman-Marcus fashion show, played jazz piano for the girls at a local prep school and lunched with the Rotarians. For jovial New Jersey-born Hendl, it was all part of his new job as conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.


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