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If the stammerer can talk with ease when alone, and most of them can, but staminers in the presence of others, it must be that in the presence of others he does something that interferes with Nature in the speech process. If then we know what it is that interferes, and the stammerer be taught how to avoid that. it must be that he is getting rid of the thing that makes him stammer. That's the philosophy of our method of cure. Let us tell you about it. SCHOOL FOR STAMMERERS, Tyler, Texas.

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s a result of the skepticism surrounding prize-fights and ball games, the charges of professionalism within college football ranks and tennis, plus the recent golf fuss, a Broadwayite was heard to remark, "The only thing left on the level is fishing."

"Paradichlorobenzene" is the latest big word. It is used to describe a compound fatal to the peach-tree borer.

"All that stands between the college graduate and the top of the ladder," says the Middlebury "Blue Baboon," "is the ladder."

Storekeeper: "Never argue with a customer as you did just now. Remember the customer is always right. What was it all about?"

New clerk: "Well, she started out by saying we were a bunch of low-down swindlers."

From "Judge:"

Wife: "John, why are you so delighted at his sliding to second base-do you know him personally?"

The Department of Labor in Washington reports that millions of workers in this country receive only $10.34 a week each. Lumber workers receive $17.17 for a week of 572 hours; 200,000 railroad laborers average $17; machine-shop laborers, $11.78; bituminous mine laborers, $10.34; woolen dyehouse workers, $21.98; boxboard factory workers, $23.90; blast-furnace employees, $23.34; foundry laborers, $25.25; and motorvehicle laborers, $28.73.

The advertisement of a chain grocery store in Missouri is a bit suggestive: "Apples, oranges, imported nuts, fruit cake. Come in now and avoid the rush. The early bird gets the worm."

From the Zurich "Nebelspalter:" "What has become of Schmidt?" "He went to America and has made a name for himself there."


"He calls himself Smith now."

One of the English shoe factories reports that it has had to adopt special processes to insure squeakiness in new shoes in order to satisfy the Indian trade. It seems that a chief of the Chudasama tribe in India, who orders his shoes from London, by chance received a pair of the squeaky kind. His barefooted subjects were very much impressed by the chief's loud footwear, and now all the other Indian buyers are demanding shoes with a squeak, the squeakier the better.

"We'd never know some folks wuz on a vacation if they didn't come back," writes Abe Martin in his daily syndicated material.

Ruth rode in my new cycle car In the seat in back of me;

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Noville tells a story about an old Irish sergeant at Dayton, Ohio, who is known as the best parachute folder in the army. Folding a parachute correctly, so that it will break open immediately, is an art. All fliers must make at least one parachute jump a year, and always go to the old sergeant to get him to fold the parachute for them. He invariably tells them, "If this one doesn't work, come back and I'll give you another."

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The report that Gen. Chang Chong Chung had broken off relations with Gen. Chong Chung Chang is now found to be incorrect. Gen. Cheng Chong Chung is still fighting for Gen. Chung Ching Chang, and the General who has broken off relations with Gen. Chong Chung Chang is Gen. Ching Chung Chong not Gen. Chang Chong Chung. Gen. Ching Chung Chong has issued a public statement explaining that the reason he has broken off relations with Gen. Chong Chung Chang is because Gen. Chong Chang Ching has betrayed Gen. Cheng Chang Ching, whereas Gen. Chong Cheng Chang is still paying Gen. Chong Ching Chung a subsidy to prevent any fighting in Gen. Chong Cheng Ching's territory. Gen. Ching Chung Chong has therefore decided to throw in his lot with Gen Chang Chong Ching and support Gen. Chong Chung Chong in his alliance with Gen. Chung Chong Ching.

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Phonograph Records

"Brahms loved melody so much that often
he combined two or more melodies together
at the same time." Somehow, that sen-
tence peculiarly fits Schubert. Schubert's
counterpoint is so lyric that one sometimes
'catches one's self vainly trying to hum
both melody and counter-melody together!
Stokowski and the Philadelphians have
made a performance of this symphony
worthy to be a standard by which to judge

Played by the Philadelphia Symphony Orches-
In ten
tra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
parts, on five records, with spoken analysis
on sixth record. Victor.

SYMPHONY NO. 8, IN B MINOR-"Unfinished".
(Schubert). Played by the Philadelphia Sym-
phony Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Sto-
kowski. In six parts, on three records.

A good many people, having heard Stokowski's spectacular recordings of Liszt's "Second Hungarian Rhapsody" and Weber's "Invitation to the Waltz," have no doubt been looking forward to something more substantial from the same orchestra and conductor. This month brings that something-twofold. By its performance of the Brahms symphony the Philadelphia Orchestra has filled a serious gap in electrically recorded music. There is already an electrical recording of the "Unfinished Symphony" available, but a performance as satisfying as this new one justifies its own appearance.


The Brahms symphony is one of heroic dimensions. It needs an impressive reproduction-or else it is apt to sound ineffective. From this standpoint, the Philadelphia's performance is a fortunate Throughout the orchestra remains a towering giant. For instance, after the fortissimo passage for full orchestra in the slow introduction to the first movement, the solo oboe sounds puny. That is as it should be. It is a mistake in an orchestral recording to allow a single instrument to sound as near as in a chamber music concert in a small room. And it is not that the oboe sounds too faintly, but that the full orchestra is so forceful. To get such volume, such a closeness of detail, and such a feeling of the nearness of the instruments is a real feat of orchestral recording.

In his conception of the symphony, Stokowski has shown a vivid sense of its nobility, of the struggle it portrays, and of its final mood of triumph. In the last movement he reaches his greatest heights. He builds up the movement steadily to an almost overpowering climax with the entrance of the choral-like theme, announced by the full orchestra. If Stokowski falls down anywhere, it is in the two middle movements. It seems as if he became too instilled with the bigness of the symphony; the orchestra appears to be shouting its message the whole time. In the second movement this lack of repression is especially noticeable. Stokowski does not always follow the score literally in the matter of observing pianissimos-and when he does depart, he is not always successful.

Though the recording was made in the Academy of Music, it shows little of the concert-hall echo which pleases some gramophiles and annoys others. Its brilliance perhaps makes unavoidable an occasional touch of hoarseness in the tone. One detail which is unfortunate is the beginning of Part 8. I cannot make out whether the horn soloist is flat (nearly half a tone flat, at that) or whether the recording instrument caused a faulty pitch. In either case, it is a pity to have such a blemish in a recorded performance which reaches the high-water mark in so many ways.

An interesting innovation is Stokowski's analysis of the symphony. Helpful explanations like this ought to be appreciated by many people.

Schubert's ever-beautiful "Unfinished Symphony" receives exquisite, if less fierce, treatment from the baton of the Philadelphia conductor. In speaking of the Brahms symphony, Stokowski says:

MINUET-Opus 14, No. 1 (Paderewski); MOON

LIGHT SONATA, Opus 27, No. 2-Adagio
Sostenuto (Beethoven). Played by Ignace Jan
Paderewski. Victor.


PARSIFAL-Good Friday Spell (Wagner). Played
by the State Symphony Orchestra, Berlin,
conducted by Siegfried Wagner.
parts, on two records, the fourth part being
DIE MEISTERSINGER-Apprentice's Dance
(Wagner). Odeon.

This is an unexpectedly gratifying per-
formance. The interpretation shows an
understanding of the spiritual quality in-
herent in the Good Friday music. Little of
Wagner's music contains the feeling of
reverence which is found in this excerpt-
a mood in many ways the same as that of
his "Siegfried Idyll." The orchestra is
worth hearing. Its wind band has a nicety
of balance, and its stringed instruments a
soft, silky tone quality. The "Meistersin-
ger" selection-one of the most delightful
passages of the opera-is played with light-
ness and delicacy. Is not familiarity with
and almost-contemporary
popular music a handicap? For instance,
near the end of this record the brasses
solemnly announce the opening half-dozen
notes of "Where Did You Get That Girl?"
(A few months ago I was accused of im-
plying that Beethoven cribbed from Sir
Arthur Sullivan. I hope no one will accuse
me now of suggesting Wagner's dependence
on American ragtime.)

When Paderewski plays, we learn that to be a great pianist is not so much a matter of perfect fingering as it is of sureness and eloquence in interpretation. His familiar, tuneful minuet becomes first as light as gossamer, then as thunderous as artillery. Does not hearing the first movement of the "Moonlight Sonata" make one impatient to have him play it to the finish? Perhaps he will for us, later. The piano reproduction seems better in the minuet than in the sonata; that is probably because the middle register, which is the hardest to record, is more prominent in the sonata.

LINDBERGH-Washington, D. C., June 11,
1927. Address by President Calvin Coolidge.
In three parts, on two records, the fourth
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. Victor.
ington, D. C., June 11, 1927. Address by
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. In two parts.

There is something quite stirring about the surging, high-pitched enthusiasm of those who welcomed Colonel Lindbergh, even when their cheers are frozen into wax. These three discs reproduce what was actually sent into the ether by the National Broadcasting Company. It is interesting historically, not only because of the occasion but as an example of the art of radio broadcasting in 1927.

separate out clearly in the contrapuntal singing. The acoustics of the Tabernac can be appreciated.


THE MESSIAH-Worthy is the Lamb (Handel);
ELIJAH-He Watching Over Israel (Mendels-
sohn). Sung by the Mormon Tabernacle
Choir, directed by Anthony C. Lund. Victor.
These are as different from the early
electrical Mormon Tabernacle Choir record-
ings as day is from night. The voices are
well-balanced, they have volume, and they


(Richa Strauss). Played by the Orchestra of t State Opera House, Berlin, conducted by Ed uaid Mörike. In two parts. Odeon.

Rich harmonies and skillful orchestration make this suavely conducted waltz a pleas ant one to listen to. A praiseworthy r cording-without stridency, although th orchestra's brilliance in the upper registe is almost overpowering. Its violins ar pleasing in tone.

MELODY ZAPATEAD (Achron): (Sarasate). Played by Jascha Heifetz. Vi


MOSCOW (Wieniawski). Played by Mish
Piastro. Brunswick.

There is something infectious in the gayety of "Zapateado"-and something un canny in the violinist's skill which it un covers. The "Hebrew Melody" is slower more expressive, and brings into action Heifetz's rich lower tones. Its piano 20companiment is worthy of attention. Pias tro's two selections are simple and melodic and are played sensuously.

A SONG FOR YOU (Adams-O'Hara).
by Claire Dux. Brunswick.

IL BACIO (Arditi); CIRIBIRIBIN (Pestalozza
Sung by Lucrezia Bori.


Sung softly to a rocking, rhythmic piacr accompaniment, "Lullaby" is a charmin song. The other three selections on thes two records are either mediocre or trashy.

(Katscher). Played by Paul Whiteman &
his Concert Orchestra. Victor.
"Soliloquy" is an interesting bit of or
chestration in the jazz idiom. Its color:
are bizarre; its harmonies pungent. Th
use of two pianos as an instrumental grou
and of reed instruments as percussion de
serve comment. "When Day Is Done," sa
to relate, is saccharine, played in wha
might be called "late Paramount style."


DE WHEEL. (Negro Spirituals, arranged b Lawrence Brown.) Sung by Paul Rober and Lawrence Brown. Victor.

Robeson's singing contains a spiritua quality (I am using "spiritual" as an adjective, not a noun) which puts it in the class of really great music. "Hear. D Lam's A-Cryin'," sung as a duet with his "Ezekie accompanist, has this quality. Saw de Wheel" offers sharp contrast, bein more in the style of the usual colored quar tet repertory.


Chimes, Westminster; Oh God, Our Help b Ages Past. Played by Stanley Roper. Victor A record that is worth hearing and own ing, in my humble opinion, merely becaus it records Big Ben striking nine-nine ver wonderful musical tones.

Piano Rolls

(Chopin). Played by Harold Bauer. Dru

This is Chopin completely out of th effeminate, long-haired class. Bauer's pow erful interpretation contains almost ep eloquence.

RHAPSODIE IN E FLAT, Opus 119, No. (Brahms). Played by Frank Sheridan. A pico.

One of Brahms's noblest piano work played with satisfying vigor. Such a pie as this vindicates the piano style Brahms. His heavy, growling bass ma violate musical theory-but what rugge ness it holds!

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who have taken extreme measures to lessen the Church's
dominance and give democracy a chance. Thus Dr. Moises
Saenz, Mexico's new Vice-Minister of Education, describes
the men who are bringing about the social and political
changes now taking place in Mexico. An interview with
this Mexican educator appears in next week's Outlook.

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Published weekly by The Outlook Company, 120 East 16th Street, New York. Copyright, 1927, by The Outlook Company. By subscription $5.00 a year for the United States and Canada. Single copies 15 cents each. Foreign subscription to countries in the postal Union, $6.56.



ERNEST HAMLIN ABBOTT, Editor-in-Chief and Secretary
LAWRENCE F. ABBOTT, Contributing Editor

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O you find it difficult in these days of religious ferment and argument and turmoil to hold steadfast to the faith that has been within you? Or do new and disquieting fears crowd in to haunt your mind, making you hungry for more explicit exposition of religious truth and spiritual experience which must find new expression to fit the needs and thought of this new day?

What Does Your Bible Mean to You?

Do you sometimes fear that you must abandon the historic faith of Christendom to accept the theory of evolution? Or do you believe that the historic faith of Christendom when stated in terms of evolutionary philosophy is not only preserved but is so cleansed of pagan thought and feeling as to be presented in a purer and more powerful form-more understandable and more helpful?

What Does Religion Mean to You?

Does it mean a certain form of worship and a method of living in accordance with the things you learned in Sunday school or from sermons? Or does it mean to you a faith and a power beyond yourself whereby you seek to satisfy your emotional needs, gaining stability of life expressed in acts of love, charity, and service?

Or does religion mean to you a life itself, "mystical in its roots and practical in its fruits"? Or do you like to think of it, above all, as "communion with God, a calm and deep enthusiasm, a love which radiates, a force which acts, a happiness which overflows"-in short, a state of the soul?

Whatever may be your belief, faith, doubt, perplexity, or fear, you will find clearly set forth and illuminated in two volumes by Lyman Abbott, which it is now the privilege of The Outlook Company to publish in a special edition, a calm and deep-seeing interpretation of many of the religious questions that are haunting men's minds.

These books are entitled "The Evolution of Christianity" and "The Theology of an Evolutionist." In them Dr. Abbott "endeavors to indicate the direction in which modern thought is looking," his sole and simple aim being "so to apply the fundamental principle of evolution to problems of religious life and thought that the life which that principle has afforded and the inspiration which it

has furnished in the realm of natural science may be valuable to the non-scholastic and non-professional reader."

Dr. Abbott's volumes assume the truth of this principle of evolution as defined by Professor Le Conte: "A continuous, progressive change according to certain laws and by means of resident forces." And he admits no ground for controversy in the deeper underlying questions; for he says: "He who believes in the evolution of revelation no longer has to tease his mind, arguing that the creative days were æons, that the sun standing still was an optical delusion due to peculiar refraction of rays, and that some whales have mouths big enough to allow the passage of a man. He frankly treats the stories of creation, of Joshua's campaign, and of Jonah's adventures as literature characteristic of the childhood age of the world and looks for the moral lessons which are behind them."

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