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Capitol Curator Lauds Plan
For Making Art Universal
Charles E. Fairman Sees Star’s Cam
paign to Popularize Old and Modern
Masters as Accomplishing Ideal.
A man whose love of art has kept
him in the United States Capitol for
more than 25 years—years through
which he has retained much of his
youthful vigor—today approved The
Star's art appreciation campaign be
cause it is making art universal in
Charles E. Fairman. after 28 years
of practice as an attorney before Fed
eral departments and experience as
art editor of a Washington newspaper,
went to Capitol Hill to catalog and
collect letters of painters and sculptors
whose work is represented in the Cap
He liked the work so well that he
stayed, and for many years he has
been art curator of the Capitol, han
dling information and queries on its
works of art. His first ' boss." Elliott
Woods. Capitol architect, once asked
Fairman if he wished to pursue his
liking of books by taking a posi
tion in the Congressional Library.
Must Be Widespread.
To the tall and robust Mr. Fairman,
his art and the great artists who visit
the Capitol meant more. He stayed
in the architect's office.
"For art to be beneficial, it must be
universal," Mr. Fairman declared to
day as he looked over a set of beauti
ful color reproductions offered by The
Star in its campaign conducted in col
laboration with the National Commit
tee for Art Appreciation.
"There must be no class without the
opportunity to satisfy itself in culture
and refinement. Very few persons suc
cessful as artists were born with a sil
ver spoon in their mouths." he de
clared. A great many were born poor,
but with a love for lire beautiful.
They commenced with models in clay
and sketches in charcoal or pencil, at
first without recognizing the art trend
In their lives.
"I have followed The Star's project
since it* inception," said Mr. Fairman.
"It is bringing into the homes of
Washington and nearby good pictures
of pleasing subjects that are produced
by artists of eminence."
Mr Fairman turned next to the
art of the Capitol. "Very little in the
way of paintings has been purchased
since I’ve been here,” he observed.
Several new portraits of speakers
have been added to the speaker's
lobby in the House.
"When I came here there was a
collection of crayon pictures in that
lobby, in keeping with the art ideas
of the tune. In 1911 file crayons were
superseded by the painting of 19 por
traits of speakers. Today there were
41 hanging in the lobby."
Mr. Fairman still leads a many
sided life. Each summer he returns
to his home town. Fairfax. VI., and
there he preaches as supply pastor in
the Baptist and Methodist churches
and renews old friendships. He has
been doing this since 1924.
Photography is his hobby He has
pursued it in the United States and
in many countries of Europe. His
photographic work has been on ex
hibition in a number of galleries.
Sixth Set on Sale.
The Star is offering 48 multi-color
prints of paintings by old and modern
masters, released in groups of four a
ucek for 12 weeks. The sixth set is
I now on sale at the art booth on the
; first floor of The Star Building, and
, all previous releases will remain avail
able throughout the campaign. With
i each picture set is an entertaining
j study of art appreciation, illustrated
with half tones of other works of
great artists, written by Dr. Bernard
Myers of New Yorfc University.
The sets also arp available by mail
The prices are within the reach of
every one. Pictures are approxi
. matelv 11 by 14 inches and are suit
able for framing.
■ The Bancroft School is another
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Approves Star Art Program
Charles E Fairman. veteran art curator of the United States
Capitol, is admiring a group of Star art pictures. Before him
at his desk in the architect's office at the Capitol are the icorks
of four great English artists, the sixth set in The Star campaign.
- Star Staff Photo.
public institution where Star art pic
tures are being used. They were
brought to tlie school by the Parent
1 Teacher Association, of which Mrs.
! Paul Kaufman is president. "We are
I assembling the enure group." Mrs.
; Kaufman said "Of course, many of
I our parents and teachers are getting
sets for their own use as well."
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Holland's Trade Jumps.
Although unsettled international
conditions are adversely affecting
business in the Netherlands Indies,
the islands’ world trade is 100 per cent
above that of a year ago.
Thanksgiving dinners will be served
needy persons as in past years by
the Volunteers of America at the re
lief station. 471 Pennsylvania avenue
N W., it was announced yesterday
by Lt. Maj. H Mills Eroh, regional
commander. Preparations will be
made for approximately 1 000 persons,
the number present last year.
High poultry prices may prevent
the appearance of the traditional bird
on the tables, but Maj. Eroh promises
all coming a hearty meal.
r~ —
U. S. Recreational Lauda Alao to
Be Touched On.
An illustrated lecture wil be deliv
ered at S pm. Wednesday in the
auditorium of the new Interior De
partment, Eighteenth and C streets
N W„ by Conrad tL Wirth. assistant
director of the National Park Service.
His subject will be “Park aid Recrea
tional Problems of the United States.”
The lecture, free to the public, will
trace the growth of the park system
over the Nation and the aid rendered
the States by the Federal Govern
ment and the Civilian Conservation
Corps in this program.
Transfer of the Legislative Refer
ence Service, now under the Librarian
of Congress, to the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the House
is proposed in a Joint resolution in
troduced yesterday by Representative
McFarlane. Democrat, of Texas.
This measure would also direct the
librarian to place at the disposal of
the Legislative Reference Service ade
quate space, facilities and equipment
for efficient and proper conduct of
its duties.
The legislation is related to a reso
lution introduced in the Senate by
Senator Sheppard, Democrat, of Tex
as, which proposes to reinstate Dr.
George J. Sehula in charge of the
service with the title of director. Dr.
Schulz had formerly served for many
years as acting director and was sum
marily dismissed last September.
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A proud old gobbler strutting
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pistachio, chocolate and straw
Serves 10 to 12 Renees
Ice Cream Cake
Frmi Fruit Padding.
decorated with whipped
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Individual Fancy
Moldi. Turkey*,
L Also French Chocolate and Pumpkin* Ear Corn,
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Order Fr.m Tear f J
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appointments? We anticipated your
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assembled, as well as ensembled a mag
nificent collection from here and abroad
—175 beautiful open-stock patterns in
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patterns—each one of which, to facili
tate your selection, is prominently dis
played in our newly enlarged China and
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fascinating | , , ,r
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For all the family—gifts of every descrip
tion fill these three aisles, making a se
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rhat you can do all your Christmas shop
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F—Desk Set with five
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