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Six thousand clap-happy music lovers jammed into Dr. Gregory's Gym last night and found their Queen of S o n g, chartreusegowned, red-headed Jeanette Mac Donald, as generous, gracious, and gorgeous as they had expected. A program of French songs, her favorite and specialty in the oper atic field, broadened into a "re-! quest" program, to the cheering fans' delight, when she announced: that she would sing what they I would like " from some of my pic tures." Smiling, she stood in front cf i the
more » ... ano, rolled onto the stage: for her last numbers, and listened for the names of song requests. A baby gurgled out an unintelligible, and she remarked, " I don't believe I know that one." ★ But her nine encores at the fi nale were what the crowd wanted -" Sweetheart," " Indian Love Call," " Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," " I'll See You Again," " Smilin' Thru," " Donkey Sere nade," " Italian S treet Song," and two of her husband, Gene Ray mond's, compositions, " Release," and " Let Me Always Sing." And with these she was, dramatically, Jeanette of the American operetta again. Inviting the bassoon player of the San Antonio Symphony to ac company her in " Donkey Sere nade," Miss MacDonald burst into uncontrollable giggles, and tears streamed from her eyes as the bassoonist gave his " toot toot" parts. She rushed backstage after wards, still laughing, " I've never had the giggles so in all my life. T hat bassoon sounded so far o ff!" The Symphony, conducted by Max Reiter, shared applause with the star. They began the program with Rossini's " La Cenerentola-Overture," followed Miss MacDon ald's Gounod's songs from " Faust" w ith four movements of the " Sche herazade-Suite" of Rimsky-Korsakow, then continued with De bussy's " Clair de Lune" and com pleted their night of "fam iliar" music with Liszt's " Grand Galop Chromatique" and " Stardust." Although Captain R aym ond1 brought Miss MacDonald to Aus--See SERENADE, Page 5 Sanchez Begins Inter-American Job Dr. George I. Sanchez, profes sor of Latin-American education a t the University, has reported to the Office of the Co-Ordinator of Inter-American Affairs in Washington, D. C., to assume his recently-appointed position as a teacher-training specialist in es tablishing educational programs for the Latin-American nations. A native of New Mexico, Dr. Sanchez in his newT duties will travel throughout Central and South America, where he has had long experience as an educator. in 1937-38 he was general tech nical consultant for the Venezue lan ministry of education and di rector of the National Teachers' Institute in that nation. Also, Dr.
doi:10.26153/tsw/26345 fatcat:zlo57q2l4fc6he6adlwdnqflqi