Music: $10,000 Reward

People in the U. S. want their music, like their sermons, short. Quick to realize it, Victor Talking Machine Co., when it offered $25,000 last spring 'for the best symphonic work, included prize offers of $10,000 and $5,000 for best and second-best short compositions suitable for a jazz orchestra. The $25,000 symphonic contest stays open until next May. Winners of the jazz contest were named last week in Manhattan at a dinner at which John Philip Sousa was toastmaster.

E. R. Fenimore Johnson, executive vice president of the Victor Company, made the announcement. First prize, he said, went for Two American Sketches...

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