Music: Canaries' Ways

When Joseph Walter Belmont visited Australia five years ago, his whole career was changed. Since he was 16, he had been a bird imitator, whistling for his living in vaudeville houses throughout the world. In Australia a casual dentist filed away part of a front tooth and Joseph Walter Belmont's whistling days were done. Bravely he concentrated on raising and training canaries.

Twenty-three Belmont birds were billed to sing in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center last week, and, according to advance notice, they would prove their skill with solos, quartets, sextets, choruses. The bullfinch, first...

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