Music: Outlet in Waukesha

.The Wisconsin A.F.M. official thought he knew a poor idea when he heard one. Start a symphony orchestra in little (pop. 20,000) Waukesha? The A.F.M. man could already see his musicians suing for their salaries. "There isn't going to be any symphony," he said. "Oh, yes there is," said Milton Weber, violin professor at Waukesha's Carroll College. "And you are going to be at the first concert, playing the cymbals."

That was in 1947. Last week, when the 80-man Waukesha (pronounced wauk-a-shaw) Symphony gave its third concert of the 1950-51 season before the usual standing-room-only audience, the A.F.M.'s Frank Hayek was right...

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