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THE WASHINGTON TIMES.3 FRIDAY, JUNE 6; 1919.
G. "W. U. ENGINEERS ELECT.
The Engineering- Society of George
Washington University has elected
these officers: President, C. L. Cot
trell; civil engineering vice presi
dent. H. S. "Ward; mechanical engi
neering vice president, W. C. Scott:
electrical engineering vice president.
H. L. Strang; ecretary. J. B. Brady;
treasurer. R. B. Harding; and mem
ber of the executive committee, A. U
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Hot summer weather will not af
fect the Sunday afternoon sings at
Central High School. Herbert Wall,
the Community Center conductor,
stated yesterday. The school audi
torium can be made quite cool, and
every effort will be made to permit
those taking part as performers or
audience to be as comfortable as pos
sible. Special features varying the pro
gram each week are being arranged
for the summer with a view to giv
ing added attraction to the singing.
Next Sunday will see the organira
tion of a men's chorus, it was been
announced. The chorus is to be
trained for rendering a number of
musical compositions of a special
character in the Sunday events later
on in the summer. Harry E. Muel
ler, organist at the First Congrega
tional Church, will give a recital at
Mrs. Beulah H. punwoody. former
ly soloist at the Church of the Cove
nant, will render a number of selec
tions. Miss Gertrude McRae will act
National Art Gallery
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Plans are undr way to make Wash
ington the home of a National Gal
lery of Art. Government fostered, and
the finest in the new world.
The Freer building of the Smith
sonian Institution designed to hold
exhibits of the Oriental, will be fin
ished by September, according to an
announcement of Dr. Charles D. Wal
cott, secretary of tho institution.
Work on the building stopped during
the war. but has been resumed.
This building is being given to the
National Art Museum by Charles L.
Freer, of Detroit. Mr. Freer haa
been an ardent collector of Oriental
art masterpieces for more than twenty-five
years, and the Freer building
is to be devoted to Oriental art. Mr.
Freer's collection of G.200 pieces has
alreadv been deeded to the gallery,
and will be housed in the new build
ing when finished.
Dr. Walcott said the fine collec
tions of American and European art
owned by the gallery will have to re
main in the Old National Museum,
since the Freer building was do
nated specifically for the housing of
Oriental art specimens. The Old Na
tional "Museum, intended for histori
cal exhibits, is greatly crowded, but
Dr. Walcott hopes additional space
will be granted it before long.
Bill For Relief.
A bill Introduced in the House a few
days ago by Representative Frederick
D. Hicks, of New York, promises to
give the needed relief.
This bill provides for the erection
of a museum of history and arts, at
a cost not to exceed $5,000,000, in
memory of Theodore Roosevelt. The
memorial building is to be erected,
administered, and equipped by the re
gents of the Smithsonian Institution.
The location proposed in the bill is
on the north side of the Mall, be
tween Seventh and Tenth streets
northwest. The bill was referred to
the Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds and probably will come
up again in the fall.
Space Question Serious.
The question of space for the Na
tional Gallery of Art is a pressing
one, Dr. Walcott declared. Already
the Institution has suffered because
private collectors are not willing to
give their collections to it until the
regents can assure them adequate
housing facilities. Several collections
have already gone to the Metropoli
tan Museum of Art In New York for
The initiation of the art gallery
movement in Washington is credited
to an organization called the National
Institute, which was incorporated in
1842 by act of Congress. Due to the
activities of this organization, nu
merous paintings were collected,
many of which are now to be found
on the walls of the National Gallery.
These collections were placed In the
United States Patent Office, with the
provision that they become the prop
erty of the United States upon the
dissolution of the society. The civil
war brought this about In 1861. Much
of the collection was destroyed by a
Are which burned out the principal
halls of the institution during the
Roosevelt Mentions Xeed.
In his message to Congress, Decem
ber 3, 1907. President Roosevelt called
attention to the need for a national
gallery of art. The President said:
There should be a national gallery
of art established in the Capital City
of this country. This is important,
not merely to the artistic, but to the
material welfare of the country; and
the people are to be congratulated on
tho fact that the movement to estab
lish such a gallery is taking definite
form under the guidance of the Smith
sonian Institution. So far from thero
being a tariff on works of art brought
into the country, their importation
should be encouraged in every way.
There have been no sufficient col
lections of objects of art by the Gov
ernment, and what collections have
been acquired arc scattered, and are
generally placed in unsuitable and
Imperfectly lighted gallories."
Preent Home Too SmnIL
The present location of the National
Gallery of Art is one with admirable
lighting facilities, but the wall ca
pacity of 1,100 running feet is not ade
quate for the needs of the collections
already possessed by the Institution,
and much less for the additions it is
hoped will be made in the next few
The first collection acquired by
Smithsonian was a number of Indian
portraits painted by Charles B. King
and several others, and busts of nota
bles, including examples by Thor
waldsen. Merlieux. Pettrich and Mills.
Soon after the Marsh collection of
prints, the most noteworthy collec
tion of its kind that had reached this
country up to that time, was pur
chased by the regents.
Impetus, which has steadily in
creased in momentum, was added to
the National Gallery of Art by the
bequest of Harriet Lane Johnston in
lOOS. The trustees of the bequest re
fused to complete the transfer until
the status of the gallery was made
clear by a decision of the court. This
led to the passage of the act found
ing the institution.
7ior Have 315 Paintings.
Soon after this official establish
ment of the gallery, William T.
Evans made a gift to the gallery of
nearly a hundred pai-.tings. There
arc at present 315 paintings in the
gallery in the Old National Museum,
the collection having been augmented
lately by several minor donations
and loans of paintings and statuary.
The Freer gift stands out as a
unique episode in the history of the
world of art. In making the gift of
$1,000,000 (the gift originally amount
ing to $500,000. but Mr. Freer doubled
It later) and several thousand paint
ings, forming an almost priceless col
lection, Mr. Freer reserved the right
to add to the collection still further
during his lifetime. Hence there is
I no way of knowing to what propor
tions it will grow. Although an espe
cial devotee of Oriental art, Mr. Freer
is a. great admirer of Whistler, and it
is hoped that he will enrich the gal-
j lery to a still greater extent by a
representative whistler collection.
The collection of drawings, eighty
two In number, presented to the
American people by the people of
France In recognition of the part
taken by America in the war with
Germany, is also a notable possession
of the gallery.
Among valuable works gained In
Tecent years, a remarkable collection
of paintings by English masters, lent
by Ralph Cross Johnson, takes first
rank. The Sutro collection of thir
teen historical marine subjects, by
Edward Moran. has been lent by Theo
dore Sutro. Collections of paintings
bv F. Ward Deny. W. A. Slater, the
National Association of Portrait
Painters, the American Federation of
Art. and many others have been ac
THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS
IN TODAY'S PAPER
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CADET CORPS HOLDS TRINITY GRADUATES
REMEW ON PS
More than 2.000 members of Wash
ington's High School Cadet Corps
were reviewed by MaJ. Gen. Frank
Mclntyre. assistant chief of staff, on
the Ellipse yesterday afternoon.
The cadets marched up to the re
viewing grounds from Seventh street
northwest, headed, by the Marine
Upon arriving at the Ellipse, the
two winning companies. Company H
of Tech. and Company B of Dunbar
School, were detailed as a guard of
honor for General Mclntyre.
An exhibition dress parade was
given by the Second Battalion of Cen
tral High School, commanded by
Major Lyman Hall, before the review.
The First Regiment, made of of Cen
tral and Eastern Tigh School com
panies, comalded by Lieut. Col. James
A. Leroy. was the first unit in the line
of march for the review The Second
Regiment. Lieut. Col. Leonard Narra
more. marched second, and thti-i th
Separate Battalion, colored. Capt. Paul
. weiss. or western High School,
acted as brigade adjutant. Col. Le
roy S. Mann, of Business High School,
commanded the entire corps.
About 3,000 people witnessed the review.
GET HIGH HONORS
Cardinal Gibbons yesterday award
ed high honors to sixty-three gradu
ates of Trinity College. Two were
awarded "magna cum laude" and
seven "cum laude." This is the
largest class ever graduated from
Miss Alexandrine Acerboni and
Miss Margaret Sheehan were the two
graduates who received the highest
awards. Miss Grace A. Voorhecs. a
blind girl, of 1433 P street northwest,
also received a degree. She is the
third blind girl to receive a degree.
The college maintains a scholarship
for the blind.
M. Germalne Augler, of Paris, and
Ailecn C. Grinnell, of Iowa, received
the degree of master of arts. Both
had already received their A. B. de
grees. Miss Elizabeth A. Von Korkerltz.
of Mount Vernon, X. T.. received the
degree of bachelor of letters, and Miss
Frances Wyman, of Idaho, received
the degree of bachelor of science.
Miss Wyman Is one of the seven re
ceiving the "cum laude" diploma.
The class exercises Included ad
dresses by Dr. John A. Lapp and Rev.
Dr. Patrick J. McCormack.
METHODIST PETE POSTPONED.
On account of the Inclement weath
er the lawn feto of the Metropolitan
M. E. Church, which was to have
been held today, has been postponed
until tomorrow. The fete will take
place on the. lawn of the residence of
Mrs. John A. Logan. Thirteenth and
Clifton streets. It will begin at 3
o'clock, lasting through the after
noon and evening, with supper at I
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