Music: Folk Songs in the White House

Eleanor Roosevelt likes to ask young musicians to perform at the White House, and young musicians naturally like to be asked. Last week Mrs. Roosevelt put on "An Evening of Songs for American Soldiers." Six of the black and white performers were from a radio program: CBS's thrice-a-week Back Where I Come From, a sustainer devoted to U. S. folk songs. Among the White House guests: the Secretaries of War, Navy, Treasury & wives, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Commandants of Marine Corps and Coast Guard, Mr. Knudsenhillman & wives, Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish—whose assistant-in-charge-of-folk-song-archives, Alan Lomax,...

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