March 30, 1907

Italian Bandmaster Offers to Change
Hours of Practice and Is Released.

A. Kantizarro, manager of a boys' band, was before the juvenile court yesterday afternoon on complaint of teachers of the Karnes and Washington ward schools, who accuse him of enticing boys away from the schools to play in his band. The teachers stated that some ten or fifteen boys had been ruined for school purposes through he influence of Kantizarro and his band, and that many truancy cases were caused by the demands of the Italian for the boys to play at funerals, etc. The bandmaster promised to make his practice hours such as not to interfere with the school work of his boys, and to relieve them from funeral duty on school days, and the case was dismissed.