Music: Kick

With little enthusiasm two hard-shelled reporters went down New York Harbor last week to meet the incoming Swedish American Gripsholm. One was stocky, red-faced James ("Jimmie") Lanehart of the New York Journal, the other tall, lean David ("Dave") Davidson of the New York Post. Bored with what seemed to be routine assignments, they first sought out Swedish Admiral Fabian Tamm, listened politely while he claimed that his was a peaceful nation. From peaceful Admiral Tamm they went to Gertrud Wettergren, sleek, dark-haired Swedish contralto who is shortly to make her debut at the...

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