Music: Frcmkie & the Yanks

In Slavic and German communities along the U.S. "polka circuit," nobody has to be told about Frankie Yankovic and his five-man polka band. In a year they play as many as 275 one-night stands in theaters, clubs and dance halls from Scranton, Pa. to Girard, Kans., and from Calumet, Mich, to the Ohio River. In big towns on the circuit, they have been known to outdraw such name bands as Guy Lombardo and Vaughn Monroe 2 to i. In small mining and farming communities a Yankovic appearance can bring out a crowd that is...