Music: Rained Out

Last week the rains that had filled New York City's thirsty reservoirs to 92% of capacity and earned plaudits for Rainmaker Dr. Wallace E. Howell* (TIME, July 24)" were drowning out some of the city's best summer music. The Lewisohn Stadium concerts, with four performances canceled, three postponed and nearly a score more threatened by lowering skies and cool winds, had already run $50,000 into the red.

Plucky little Minnie (Mrs. Charles) Guggenheimer, who started the concerts to entertain doughboys during World War I and had mothered them ever since, sent out an S...

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