Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Rotten Judgment.Date: August 14 1917
Newspaper published in: Belleville, IL
(From the Plainville, Kan., Gazette.)
Then came the contest of solos. Miss Bessie FARRIER of Plainsville rendered in a most beautiful manner that classical solo, "Sing On." She displayed remarkable power and training, and she is possessed of a wonderful voice, which will some day make her famous. One of the judges, a specialist in music, ranked her first. The decision of a specialist in music counts far, far more than the decision of a judge who knows nothing about music. She was followed by Miss Ruth KACKLY of Hill City, who sang a little sentimental love song, "All That I Want in This Wide, Wide World is You, You, You." This song is old and by no means classical. Two of the judges, moved by this love song, ranked her first. Apparently they could not find really good music. We deem their decision of little value, for they are very ignorant of music. Plainville is ready at any time to meet Hill City again in vocal music providing we can have competent judges. As it was, many people of Hill City said that Miss FARRIER should have had all firsts.