May 30, 1935
Cliffside–on—Monday: Anton Brees is married. Anton Brees, carillonneur of international notice of the Bok Singing Tower at Lake Wales, Fla. and Carillon laureate to the King of Belgium. Annually, in the summer, Brees plays at Duke University: I have not had the benefit of hearing him; how many of you have? I believe Brees is the true type musician, although knowing him only through news stories and their photographs. It is interesting to note, you may not agree, the distinct differences in the eyes of men of accomplishment like Anton Brees. If you will note, Brees is at once different in his eyes; his left eye squints, his right, keen and piercing. As much as portraying separate characters.
“After thinking It Over” is a bystander aspiring to learn.
Secret ambitions: to wear uniforms like Gary Cooper . . to buy salted raw turnips in cellophane at any drug store…to hear Fritz Keisler play his Caprice Viennols in Radio city …to talk with O. O. McIntyre …to have the recovery program recover, so you and I who are beginning will have a beginning…to always have a jack handle when sitting in a Chevrolet by the side of the road watching the race of man go by.
The fascination of simple things.
Did you hear the transatlantic broadcast from Honolulu, T. H. on Sunday afternoon? I am told the one for rise and fall of wavering in reception is due to the short wave rebroadcasting. There is glamour about such a radio program to me. Across 3,000 miles of shimmering Pacific laughter and music came, relayed to the mainland and there you are with the CBS chain. The broadcast was an impromptu entertainment for the fleet “just in.” The boys were shooting the works and what was the popular song they included which in Hawaii means, in a sense, “Shoot the Works”? One could picture the setting “on the beach at Waikiki” as that broadcast came in; the music of a modern dance orchestra, the dancing, the Hawaiian singing.
Jan Garber; some ladies have asked, where is his band now playing? Garber was on tour, briefly, I think after leaving the Trianon in Chicago. I am told he is playing in Cleveland now and can be heard on Sunday evening via CBS. I do not know the hour.
For past weeks our favorite, “Everyday.”
For several days, my theme song, “Solitude.”
North Carolina’s “Sir Guy Standing” – Julian Price of Greensboro.
To the ladies: A president of the United States will come from your ranks tomorrow, not too distant. She will come by the school of small town woman’s clubs. She likely will have been president of the nationally known Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Or: Saying it this way, the Woman’s Club of the nation will produce a president.