Music: Solomon's Judgment

The Chicago Woman's Symphony, now entering its 16th season, is one of the best woman's symphony orchestras in the U. S. But it has not always been the most jocund. Last week the Woman's Symphony emerged from a squabble that was different. Its cause was the orchestra's lone man: small, dark, hungry-looking Conductor Izler Solomon.

When Mrs. James Shakman, the orchestra's chief backer, persuaded Columbia Broadcasting System to find the orchestra a radio sponsor—Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co.—everyone, including Conductor Solomon, was elated. Then Conductor Solomon learned with horror that he was expected to play light music. Conductor Solomon declined to play. Libbey-Owens-Ford...

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