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Brookings Institution Given
$100,000 to Finance
Complete Study.
Th« Brookings Institution is em
barking on a thorough study of the
relationship between Government and
Industry, it was revealed last night
In an announcement from Pittsburgh
that the Maurice and Laura Falk
Foundation had awarded the insti
tution $100,000 to finance the survey.
Dr. Leverett S. Lyon, executive
vice president of the institution, who
will direct the study, said last night
that the survey will not concern it
self merely with the current relation
ship, but will trace development of
such connection through the Nation’s
history. The objective, he said, Is a
constructive rather than critical find
ing on which future public policy
might be recommended.
According to the announcement of
the Falk Foundation, the Brookings
Investigations will cover Federal and
State activity in the regulation of
monopolistic industrial practices, pro
duction of governmental agencies in
competition with private enterprise,
governmental promotion of special
interest groups such as oonsumers and
labor organizations, and support of
selected industries such as the coal
industry under the Bituminous Coal
Research also will be made to deter
mine the effects of governmental meas
ures on prices, volume of production,
wages and hours, labor conditions, the
flow of capital and returns on money
invested in Industrial enterprises.
In announcing the grant, Director
J. Steele Gow of the foundation laid:
“The growth of Government's inter
est and participation in industrial af
fairs has been especially marked in re
cent years. The direct and indirect in
fluences of legislative acts, governmen
tal regulations and the social programs
of Government on economic affairs are
deep and far-reaching. • *
Dr. Lyon said the grant is effective
for a two-year period but that it is
hoped to complete the work sooner.
Consideration already has been given
to the approach and the scope of the
- Inquiry, he said, with the likelihood
that two or three more research ex
perts will be added to the present staff
of the institution to expedite the work.
District of Columbia—Pair and
slightly warmer today; tomorrow
mostly cloudy and warmer; gentle to
moderate southerly winds.
Maryland and Virginia—Fair and
ahghtly warmer today; tomorrow
mostly cloudy and warmer.
West Virginia—Pair and warmer
today; tomorrow cloudy, with mild
temperature; showers tomorrow after
noon or night.
River Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
clear at Harpers Perry late yesterday.
Revert Until 10 F.M. Saturday,
Midnight.__4K 12 noon_ 50
2 a m-44 2 p.m_52
4 a.m-.—47 4 p.m_52
6 a.m-48 « p.m_.49
8 a.m-44 8 p.m_45
10 a.m- ..So lo p.m._40
Record Until lo P.M. Saturday.
Highest. 53, 3 p.m. yesterday. Year ago,
^Lowest, 40, 10 p.m. yesterday. Year mo.
Record Temperature! This Year.
Highest. 97. on August 20.
Lowest, 19, on February 28.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
. Today. Tomorrow.
Huh —•- 10:19 a.m. ll.no a.m.
Low- 5:11 a.m. 5:51a.m.
Jtjjb-10:39 n.m. 11.21p.m.
"°w- o: 04 p.m. 5:42 p.m.
Tbe Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
8un. today ti:4l 5n->
Sun. tomorrow H-4" Vnf
Mo?n; totLVy 10:20 a m * 8:24 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
r».lS?n.,h,ly Pr«®iPitatlon in inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Average. Record.
January -7.83 3.55 7.83 ’37
February-w 3.33 3.27 6.84 ’84
March---1.5o 3.75 8 S4 'i)i
Apnl-«:85 3.27 9.13 ’89
¥*y-t IV 10 m
tnfl -§11 4.13 10.94 ’00
Anen.t-2 t71 1 <>.83 ’8fi
August - 8.87 4.01 14.41 ’”8
September_ 1.76 3 1745 ' il
October_" Aji
fr - OjU 2.37 SAP ’S9
December 3.82 7.56 '01
Weather In Various Cities.
_ Precip.
^-Temperature-, 7:30
Max. Min. Sat. p.m. to
Sat- Fri. 7:30 7:30
Aeh.v,t>. xt ^ urday.night. p.m. p.m.
Asheville. N. c. .IS 40 48 0.01
Atlanta. Ga. 64 40 43
Atlantic City. N. j. 56 42 46 0 0°
Baltimore. Md. 54 46 46 '' ~
Birmingham. Ala. 66 40 an -
Bismarck. N. Dak. 62 30 5n
Boston. Mass. 54 48 40
Buffalo. N Y. 44 34 *•> n n*
Chicago. 111. 56 32 52
Cincinnati, Ohio 56 36 S’* -
Cheyenne. Wyo. ... 60 38 56
Cleveland. Ohio. _ 54 40 48
Dallas. Tex. . 74 s-> 70
Davenport Iowa 64 36 56
Denver ooio 70 42 60 Z"
Dee Moines. Iowa . 66 34 56
Detroit, Mich.. 52 34 50
Duluth. Minn. 42 ’’4 34
El Faso. Tex. , 76 50 72
Galveston. Tex. 74 64 70
Helena, Mont.. ar 40 40
Huron. 8. Dak. . 70 30 64
Indianapolis, ind.. 56 34 5” “ *
Jacksonville. Fla. 66 50 58
Kansas City, Mo. 72 46 68 -
Little Rock. Ark. 70 4” 64
Los Angeles. Calif.. 64 60 62
Louisville. Kv. 60 38 54
Marouette, Mich. 48 32 38
Memphii. Tenn. 68 30 84
Miami. Fla. 78 66 74
Mlnpli.St. P.. Minn. Ro 34 58
Mobile. Ala. . 68 48 66
New Orleans. La. 72 54 62
New York. N. Y. 52 44 44
North Platte. Nebr. 70 30 60
Omaha. Nebr. . 62 38 58
Philadelphia. Pa. 54 44 48
Phoenix. Aril._ 86 56 78
Pittsburgh. Pa. 50 38 44
Portland. Me. 54 46 38
Portland. Ore*. 52 40 50
Rapid City. 8. Dak. 38
8 Lake City, Utah 64 38 52
8t. Louis. Mo_ 64 42 60
San Antonio. Tex.. 78 ro 76
Ban Diego, Calif. 64 60 62
8. Francisco. Calif. 60 52 58 _ I
Santa Ft. N. Mex. 60 34 , 52 __Z
Savannah. Ga. 70 46 58
Seattle. Wash_ 52 44 50
Bprlnxfleld. Ill_ 62 30 54 _
Tampa. Fla. _ 72 56 64 _
Vicksburg. Miss.. 72 48 6*
WA8H OTON, D. C. 53 44 46 0.01
Flemish-Dutch Painters in Fifth Set
These masterpieces, the works of four great Flemish and Dutch artists of the 17th century,
comprise the fifth set of color reproductions in The Star's art appreciation campaign. Left to
right, top, are “The Noble Slav," by Rembrandt, and “Fox and Wolf Hunt,” by Rubens. Below, left
to right, are “The Bohemian Girl,” by Hals, and “Young Woman With a Water Jug,” by Vermeer.
Flemish and Dutch Painters
Provide Art Campaign’s Works
Masterpieces of Rembrandt, Rubens,
Hals and Vermeer Are Offered in
Fifth Week of Drive.
Four great Flemish and Dutch
painters of the 17th century in Eu
rope—Rembrandt, Rubens. Hals and
Vermeer—are the artists whose works
comprise the set of famous painting
reproductions released by The Star
for the fifth week of its art appre
ciation campaign.
Typical of the artists and the good
life of the times and countries which
produced them, these color prints
are expected to contribute to an
other successful week for the move
ment of "art for the public's sake.”
The name of Rembrandt, for one,
is immortal in the world of art
a name that is known to almost
every school child and adult alike.
All four who are presented v;itn the
fifth set of pictures achieved fame
during the years when the so-called
"low countries” were suffering from
religious wars, and two of the artists
died in poverty.
Palntinrs Offered.
The prints offered this week are:
"The Noble Slav” by Rembrandt.
“Pox and Wolf Hunt” by Peter Paul
"Bohemian Girl” by Franz .Hals.
“Young Woman With a Water Jug”
by Jan Vermeer.
These color prints will go on sale
tomorrow at the art booth on the
first floor of The Star Building.
Orders also are being filled by mail.
Meanwhile, the first four picture
sets released by The Star are con
tinuing to enjoy a popular reception.
They will be obtainable throughout
the campaign.
Last week’s group featured four
outstanding painters of the 17th cen
tury in Europe. The pictures are
"The Infanta Margarita in Red” by
Velaszquez. “View of Toledo” by El
Greco, “The Ford” by Claude Lorrain
and “The Lute Player” by Caravag
Modern* Opened Campaign.
The campaign was opened with the
works of four modem American artist*
—“Bahama Tornado,” by Homer;
“Lady With a Setter,” by Eakins;
"Mother and Child," by Cassatt, and !
"Lassoing Horses," by Benton. Next;
came the Italian Renaissance with Da |
Vinci's "Mona Lisa," Michelangelo's I
"Creation of Adam," Raphael's "Ma
donna Tempi" and Titian's "Duke of
Ferrera.” For the third week the re
leases were Holbein's “Anne of Cleves,
Durer's “View of Trent," "Peasant
Wedding,” by Breughel, and "Banker j
and His Wife,” by Massys. The last j
four represent the Renaissance in!
Northern Europe.
The prints are being released by
The Star in groups of four each week
for 12 weeks, in collaboration with the
National Committee for Art Appre
ciation. They are priced within the
reach of every one. Entertaining les
sons in art appreciation, written by
Dr. Bernard Myers of New York Uni
versity, go with each picture group.
Sketches of Week's Paintings.
Brief sketches of this week's pic- -
tures follow:
"The Noble Slav,” by Rembrandt.'
The man who posed for this picture
was neither a noble nor a Slav. He j
was simply a friend whom Rembrandt j
cajoled into his studio where he had
turbans and other "properties" which
he used to dress up sitters to make
them famous characters of history or
fiction. Rembrandt painted the great
est series of portraits of all time. He
was fond of painting himself, 62 self
portraits being on record. The recent
film "Rembrandt" told how he crashed
from fame into bankruptcy by making
enemies of the Amsterdam Civic
Guard. .Commissioned to paint these
Important men, he put half their faces
In shadow and their vengeance ruined
him. Then his dead wife’s relatives
tried to take away his son Titus and
the legacy she had left him. So he
moved Into the slums, but there he
created most of the works which have
made him Immortal.
• Fox and Wolf Hunt” by Rubens—
This shows the life Rubens loved to
paint. Only nobility and members elf
society were fitting subjects for his
brush. He was truly a master In tne
grand style; large pictures, grandiose
subjects, robust expression distinguish
his monumental work. Peter Paul
Rubens was the greatest painter of
the human female body that ever
lived. Painters worship his pictures,
but the Impressive size and weight of
his women are less popular with the
masses. This Dutch painter, who was
also an ambassador, first to Spain and
then to England, had an Income of
$100 a day. His studio was a “paint
ing factory,” 40 or 50 artists working
under him painting parts of many of
his pictures. He left 3,000 paintings,
more In oil than any other painter.
Avid for culture, he had someone read
to him while he painted.
“Young Woman With a Water Jug"
by Jan Vermeer—
Jan Vermeer was the “painter of
light.” His favorite subject was a
woman In the light of a window.
Lemon yellow and turquoise blue col
ors are in nearly all his paintings.
His pictures are so much alike that it
Is fortunate that there are so few of
them in existence. Many were lost
in a shipwreck 300 years ago. so a
Vermeer is one of the rarest and most
valuable objects of art in the world.
Only 37 of them are known and If
one were offered for sale. It probably
would bring a million.. This painter
is regarded by many as the most per
fect technical painter that ever lived.
Each of his works is flawless.
“Bohemian Girl" by Franz Hals—
“The painter of laughter,” was a
painter of portraits and nothing but
portraits. He loyed the noisy tav
erns of Holland and was “their*best
customer.” He painted many pic
tures under the influence of liquor
and “The Bohemian Girl” may have
been one of them, for it looks as if it
was turned out during the shortest
possible time. It has nothing of the
labored or the artificial about it. It is
fresh, spontaneous, impermanent.
Hals became the leading portrait
painter of Holland, but before his
death, had sunk into poverty and had
to appeal to the city for aid. Given
coal and some money, he was allowed
to paint a strange masterpiece “7 he
Governors of the Alms House," sub
dued in style and almost unrecogniz
able, for by then health and laughter
had left the master.
Seattle Mayor Says Session Won’t
Be Allowed.
SEATTLE. Nov. 6 I/P).—Mayor John
F. Dore announced today he would use
police, if necessary, to keep Commun
ists from holding an armistice eve
meeting in the Civic Auditorium de
spite the existence of an alleged rental
agreement for that date.
Auditorium Manager W. J. Coyle
said he had notified Communist lead
ers they could get back their *50 de
posit. M. Rapport, the party's district
organizer, said his group would “pro
tect its rights."
$100,000 Goal of Campaign
for Negro Institution in
Plans are now being pushed for the
establishment here of a national Negro
music center at the Washington Con
servatory of Music and School of Ex
pression, 902 T street NW.
Under direction of Mrs. Harriet
Oibbs Marshall, conservatory head, a
campaign to raise 1100,000 will start
soon to finance the project, which con
templates development nationally of
Negro musical culture through re
search and library set-up.
The project was first started in
1922 when the campaign for endow
ment was originated. A program called
“Three Periods of Negro Music" was
presented at the Town Hall In New
York and at the Lincoln Theater here
and )1,100 was raised which is now
in trust in the Irving Trust Co. of
New York.
Building Pledged.
A pledge was given the Trustee
Board at that time also that the con
servatory building here would be do
noted If the endowment was obtained.
The work was stopped temporarily
when Mrs. Marshall accompanied her
husband to Haiti, but Is being ac
tively resumed now. The fund will
be called the S. Colerldge-Taylor Me
morial Fund for Negro Music In
memory of the great colored com
poser and arranger.
According to Mrs. Marshall there
is need for the systematic recording
of all facts concerning the history and
development of Negro music.
"American music of the future, if
it is American, must Include the best
racial expression of the Negro ar well
as that of the many other groups
that make up our national life,” she
pointed out.
World Attracted, She Says.
The attention of the entire world,
she added, has been attracted to the;
soulful expression and the rhythmic
beauty of the folk song of the slave.
"We have a very definite contribu
tion to make," she said.
The first step in Mrs. Marshall’s
program Involves the setting up of re
search department with a view to
letting a musical Index of all com
posers of Negro music together with
a bibliography of books, pamphlets,
periodicals and articles on the same
The 10 members of the conservatory
faculty will be used to do the re
search work until It becomes necessary
to enlarge the staff, she said.
Also planned Is the setting up of a
library of Negro music and literature
about It, folk music, composition for
the piano, voice, string and wind in
struments, ensemble, orchestra and
symphonies. The library would also
contain Information on African music.
Creative Work.
Under the heading of creative work,
the national center will arrange music
books for schools and churches and
will affiliate with the music depart
ments of the various colored schools.
It will compose songs and instrumen
tal selections for children based on
the folk lore of the American Negro,
as well as of other peoples, and also
will stage dramatizations of great char
acters of the African race.
Six colleges have Indicated great In
terest In the project. These include
Oberlin Conservatory, Hampton and
Tuskegee, Wiley University, North
Carolina College for Negroes, Spellman
College and Prairie View Normal and
Industrial College.
Members of the Advisory Board are
George Poster Peabody, well-known
wealthy philanthropist; David Mannes,
director of the Settlement Music
School in New York; William J.
Schieffelln, wealthy merchant. Inter
ested In Tuskegee; L. Hollingsworth
Wood, well-to-do lawyer, interested
In Negro music, and the following col
ored educators: Mrs. William H. Hunt,
Carter G. Woodson, Garnet C. Wil
kinson and W. E. B. Du Bbls.
NEW YORK, Nov. S (A>>.—Aubrey
Williams, director of the National
Youth Administration, today called
upon educators "to teach their pupils
the facts behind distribution of wealth
in this country."
Williams, speaking before the United
Parents’ Associations, asserted 3<{,000
families have an Income equal to that
of 10,000,000 other families In the
United States.
"This condition exists,” he said, "be
cause the people who own this wealth
block every measure that would equal
ize opportunity In this country.”
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