Music: Philadelphia's Fortune

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Two decades ago, when Americanization was word-of-the-hour, a slim, stylish, grey-haired woman with a brisk, dynamic manner and a pleasant, persuasive voice, left the protection of Rittenhouse Square and journeyed across Philadelphia to the foreign quarter to "do her bit." She was Mary Louise Curtis Bok, daughter of Publisher Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis and wife of Edward William Bok, famed immigrant-publicist. Her problem was obvious. Philadelphia's foreign quarter was and is like any other city's—crowded, ingrown, hostile to the U. S. culture enveloping it, which it cannot understand. Mrs. Bok...

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