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CARNEGIE EMIT
TO OPEN SATURDAY
Year’s Most Notable Scien
tific Discoveries to Be
Shown at Institution.
The annual scientific exhibit of the
Carnegie Institution of Washington will
»pen next Saturday, following the meet
ing of the trustees Friday.
At this exhibit some of the most
notable of the discoveries in the various
Carnegie laboratories during the past
year will be shown and there will be a
series of afternoon and evening lectures
by institution scientists.
The astronomical section Is preparing
an exhibit illustrating the form and
structure of the galactic, or Milky Wav.
system of stars of which the earth is
a part and of a new instrument capable
of measuring Ihe temperatures of dis
tant stars. Their will be a large
mosaic map of the Milky Way.
Megnelism Illustrated.
For the Department of Terrestial
magnetism models have been con
structed showing the differences In
magnetic conditions in the different
parts of the world where the Carnegie
Institution maintains observatories.
The public will be enabled to get its
most intimate glimpse of the moon in
the exhibit being arranged by thp com
mittee on the study of the moon and
the geophysical laboratory Extremely
sensitive Instruments vi’l show the
variations in light coming from the
earth’s satallite. depend ng on what
kind of surface material it is reflected
from.
Biological researches, especially those
designed to show tile different effects
of heredity and environment on
organisms. wiU have a prominent part
tn this year's exhibits By means of
tw'o groups of potted plants the diver
gent effects will be shown in the
character of the leaves. Hereditary
changes in snails, migration of animals
from sea to land, special environments
required for small water animals, the
life history of the great cats of Cali
fornia wHich attained a high state of
development in the distant past and
then disappeared, the behavior of
chromosomes in cell division, and the
mechanism of heredity will be shown
by oilier exhibits in this department.
Archeologist Specimens.
Material recently recovered by Carne
gie archeologists in Yucatan and ex
amples of the ancient Maya numerical
system will be exhibited by the De
partment of Historical Research.
There Will b? lectures by C. M. Metz
on “Chromosomes,” s. G. Morley on
"Maya Culture." F H. Searles. “The
Milky Wav”; J. H. Bartels "Magnetism
and the Sun"; H. M. Hall, “Environ
ment and Heredity,” and A M. Banta,
“Environmental Adaptation.”
The exhibition will be held at the
Administration Building. Sixteenth and
P streets, and will be thrown open at
2 p.m. next Saturday.
Stratford as If Appeared in 18th Century
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1820 COPY OF EARLY SKETCH OF LEE MANSION TO BE SHOWN HERE.
rHEN the modern expert meets,
analytically speaking, a ven
erable Virgin a antique, the
results may prove something
of a surprise to both. The
potentialities of this situation have
been repeatedly demonstrated of late,
; in connection with preparations for the
Stratford exhibition here at the Textile
Museum December 9 and 10.
The sketch of the famous Lee Man
sion pictured above is. for example, now
associated with three dates, three his
toric periods, whereas before it emerged
from its discreet retirement in an
Alexandria album, the drawing was
merely An Old Drawing of Stratford."
Originally the property of William
Roberdean Swift, the album was dated
1812. and momentarily that date suf
ficed for this sketch. But the drawing
was brought, forth to do its part in the
exhibition to raise funds for the pur
chase of its model, the home of gener
ations of famous Virginia Lees Dr.
Tolman. head of the graphic arts de
partment of the Smithsonian, was
asked to give the work its final classi
fication.
Date Found Farlier.
Then things began to develop. The
status of the buildings shown, the
shrubbery seen about the grounds and
other evidence led the expert to believe
that the sketch was made shortly after
the completion of Stratford in 1729
A second investigation promptly altered
this theory. Dr. Tolman applied a
chemical test to the parchment, and
found that it dated about 1820. An
eighteenth century drawing done in
1820? The problem had its frills. A
bit of shrewd deduction brought the
conclusion that the piece was an 1820
copy of an original done about 1729
Its presence in an 1812 album probably
came about inadvertently.
The expert's role assumed a slightly
different aspect in connection with a
group of portraits owned by a Wash
ington woman re'ated to both the Jef
ferson and Randolph families. Believ
ing that these paintings of Virginia
gentlemen and ladies might be of in
terest at the Stratford display, the
w man asked Catherine McCook Knox,
exhibit chairman and Frick Gallery ex
pert on early American paintings, to
view the canvasses.
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"Who did them'.' ' .••aid Mrs. Knox,
when she saw the portraits.
"My grandfather. John O'Toole," re
plied the lady
"Ah," said Mrs. Knox with the air of
on.' looking at a portrait by John
O'Toole. She surveyed the oils critically.
"I belie e." she laid, 'we have dis
covered the ‘unknown artist' who did
some excellent early American portraits
now in the Frick collection. The works
are convincingly similar.”
Portraits in Museum.
And there appears to be tlie solution
of what an antiquer calls an ancient
mystery. The O'Toole portraits will be
seen at the Textile Mmram.
Councillor Carter of Virginia cnee
owned a blue and white soup tureen,
with dish tb match Admirers b ithely
referred to the pieces as “Canton
china," until s me one noted the pecu
liarly light color, detected among the
decorative figures an extraordinary ani
mal never seen in Canton china, or
Canton, China, either for that matter.
Immediately experts began to pore
over the problem. Enthusiastically
cheered by china fans, they were, at
last repirts. still poring. They will at
tempt before the exhibition to give a
proper name to Councillor Carter s soup
tureen.
Incidentally, the Stratford Committee
has announced the addition to the dis
play of two relics of particular local
interest. They are a fine silver coffee
pot owned by the distinguished Vir
ginia gentleman of the eighteenth cen
tury. John Alexander, after whom
Alexandria was named, and pieces of
Waterford glass from old “Suter's
Tavern,” the famed Georgetown hos
telry once the meeting place of Ameri
can statesmen.

PLANS “DONATION PARTY”
FOR UNEMPLOYED RELIEF
Southeast Community Center Will
Hold Benefit Thursday in
Buchanan Auditorium.
The Southeast Community Center
will give a "donati n party" to aid the
unemployed at 8 o'clock Thursday
night in Buchanan Auditorium, Thir
teenth and 1) streets southeast.
Every’ one attending the party, which
will include a dance and entertainment,
is asked to bring"a donation of non
perishable fo d to be given to needy
families by the food conservation unit
of the District Committee on Employ
ment.
The Southeast Adult Drama Club will
present “The Baby Show.” a comedy,
and music will be furnished by “Alice
and Her Wonderland Beys." The pro
gram also includes boxing and wres
tling matches between junior members
of the center.
The affair was arranged by a com
mittee composed of Mrs. E. H. Cournyn,
Mrs. Clara Kuell, Mrs. Cordelia Pol
lard. Mrs. Mary Taltavull, Mrs. Hugh
Titlow. Mrs. Martha Reese, Mrs. E.
Martin. C. Andersen, Henry Nordberg.
Enok Olsen and Mrs. Alton Besserman.
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ASPIRES 10 PAINT
Daughter of Senator Coolidge
of Massachusetts Wants
Complete Set.
By the Associated Press.
An art studio In which to tapture a
c-omplete set of senatorial countenances
is the immediate aim of Miss Helen
Coolidge, daughter of the new Demo
cratic Senator from Massachusetts^,
"A big, vacant room with a good
north light," she specified.
Autoing leisurely down from New
England wdth her father, artistic Miss
Coolidge arrived here yesterday and
Blunged at once into plans for a busy
Winter.
Will Visit Senate.
It will start tomorrow when she will
go to the Senate to see her father.
Marcus A. Coolidge, begin his job, and
to look over the faces she wants to
depift.
• I can think of no more interesting
collection than the Senators from each
State, perhaps painted before a sym
bolic background suggestive of the re
gion from which they come," she said.
"I do hope some of them w-ill be kind
enough to pose for me soon, and then
maybe they'll tell others about my work,
until I get to do them all.”
Already Miss Coolidge has exhibited
in Massachusetts a collection of Indian
portrait studies she made in Glacier
National Park last Summer, and she is
planning an exhibit in Washington
some time during the Winter.
She says she wants no borrowed pres
tige from the name of her senatorial
father nor distant cousin, the ex-Presi
dent. in seeking further fame for the
Coolidge name.
Society at Night.
A blonde with sparkling eyes and
regular features. Miss Coolidge Is quite
pretty enough to be assured of success
in the social whirl, but she says she
wants society only after sundown—
when it is too dark to paint.
“With two other Helen Coolidges in
Massachusetts, I have a hard time to
dodge credit that doesn't belong to me,"
she said, “One of them is such an ex
cellent journalist I turned aside from
a writing career so I wouldn’t always
have to be meeting congratulations
with T didn’t write that.’
“And now that I have made a begin
ning in art., I find the third Helen Cool
idge also is studying art. But I’ll not
turn to music,” she said.
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GIVEN DAMAGES AWARDS
Couple Invited for Ride, Ending in
Crash, Get $5,300 Total.
Mrs. Willie O. Davis and her hus
band. James B. Davis, have been
awarded verdicts totaling $5,300 dam
ages by a jury in Circuit Division 2
against Cornelius W. Paxson, who had
invited them on an automobile ride in
1928. The wife wras given $3,500 for
her injuries and the hjy^band $1,800
for the loss of her services and the ex
pense incident to her Illness.
While the machine was approaching
Darnestown, Md., it swerved from the
road and was wrecked. Attorney
Martin J. McNamara appeared for the
plaintiffs.
The Alexandrian astronomer, Ptol
emy, is credited with having made
the earliest known records of the
brightness of stars.
D. A. R. PLANS CARD PARTY
TO RAISE YULE POOR FUND
Food, Clothing and Fuel to Be
Provided From Proceeds of
Entertainment.
Christmas boxes of food, clothing and
fuel for the poor will be purchased with
the proceeds from a card party to be
given Saturday In Constitution Hall by
the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion.
The affair will be held In the presi
dent general, and other national offi
ous tables have been reserved. Tickets
may be obtained In the business office,
Continental Hall.
Mrs. Lowell Fltcher Hobart, presi
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cers will head the list of patronesses.
The Arrangements Committee is com
posed of Mrs. Roberta Cook, chairman;
Misses Isabelle Almond, Alma Cosdon,
Edith Cosdon. Helen Abrams. Louise
Flynn. Janie Glascock, Catherine Hai
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Dorothy Seamans; Mrs. Jeannette
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