QUEST CLUB - Ft.Wayne,Ind.
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GOOD MUSIC MAXM LIFE
and I put the period here though the
program adds *A Happier". The two olassios of the year were
given to Vern Herrold and me. Vern however had the better of
it as he could carry his subject in that wonderful mind of his,
while I need among other things for demonstration purposes, &
bushel basket to even carry a tune*
I shall not try to initiate anything new but rather to
coordinate facts, many of which are already known to most of
you, and to take you on a Journey through musical history which
X hope wiH bring a fuller realisation of what music means.
Ten years ago, I would have been afraid to discuss this
subject before such a mixed group as QUEST but in April of 1940
it seems feasible because one of the greatest changes of the
last decade is the swing toward good music. It fully offsets
to my mind any trend toward froth, frivolity and frumenti viewed
with so much alarm by many.
To be concrete when a city like JTort Wayne spends over
$£5,000.00 in ten days, as we did last spring, for Uommunity
Concerts,- Jeanette MacPcnald, Rubinhoff and Whiteman; has a
winter program of eighteen major musical events; puts its Uivio
Orchestra on its feet, there is reason to believe that all
culture and refinement is not dead and that the whole nation
is not entirely hell bent.
Throughout the United States, Columbia Concerts have approximately 800 and IBG 700 courses playing to 1,760,000 on their
concert nights such as we have here.
Members of the Quest Club authorize the Allen County Public Library to digitize and publish past, present and future Quest Club papers for dissemination on the Allen County Public Library website (Board of Directors of Quest Club, Inc., Resolution of May 2010).