"Dear young man from the Daily News:
"I am sick with a cold. I have gone to bedand cannot see youI am so sorry, but it will have to be another time.
"Let me hear from you another day and I will give you an interview."
(Signed) MARY GARDEN
It was the young-man-from-the-Daily-News's very first assignment. He had been loitering around her hotel all afternoon only to be twice postponed, once by a French maid, now in grandiloquent handwriting. All he wanted to find out was whether or not Chicago's "Our Mary" had ever written an opera. It being his very first assignment he did...