Music: Beat Me, Daddy!

As an actor, Polish Tenor Jan Kiepura does not know his own strength. Last summer in an outdoor performance of Carmen at Chicago's Soldier Field, vigorous Kiepura acted so hard in the third act quarrel scene that he knocked handsome Contralto Gladys Swarthout cold. That gave somebody's pressagent an idea.

At the Chicago Opera last week, Kiepura was scheduled to sing opposite another Carmen: sloe-eyed Contralto Coe Glade. In rehearsal, Kiepura carefully pulled his punches. Annoyed, Contralto Glade avowed that she was no sissy and could take anything Contralto Swarthout could, and maybe a little more. "Put that in writing," demanded Kiepura....

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