Then came the first big hit of the bill. It was Will J. Ward and his Five Symphony Girls. The act started a little slowly, but is soon struck its gait with the duet number between Ward and Miss Holcomb. That girl Is the real big wallop of the act. She can put a song over in great shape, her ease of manner while working and her personality and stage presence will take her a long way. Later in the act she stopped the proceedings with a Salvation song and was forced to put over an encore. Ward has worked up a curtain-winning finish that lets the audience think that it is getting encores, and it wins applause for the act.
Variety, 54:13 (05/23/1919)