Music: Glee High, Glee Low

"Every item was perfect! . . . . Everything was delightful!" cried exuberant Professor William Lyon Phelps one night last week as he left Yale's Sprague Memorial Hall.* He had been listening to an "Old Timers' Concert" of the Yale Glee Club, reviving popular college songs of the century past. The Howard twins had rendered an 1867 overture, "Wooden Spoon Lancers." Tom Hewes, Class of 1910, had whistled "The Yellow Bird." Another gentleman had yodeled. Carl Lohmann, secretary of the University, had sung Kipling's "Fuzzy-Wuzzy." And the Glee Club had rousingly...

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