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"An Interlude” by William Sergeant Kendall, included in <
the Evans collection now on vietp in the United States National Museum. The Art World Paintings From the William T. Evans Collection on View at National Museum By Leila Mechlin. For the first time in some years a large section of the William T. Evans collection of American paint ings is on view in the National Museum. This collection, comprising ap proximately 150 works by outstand ing artists, was given to the Nation, under custody of the Smithsonian Institution, in 1907, less than a year after a decree of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia had legalised the existence of a National Art Gallery in the city of Washing ton. Mr. Evans had been collecting works by America© artists for some years. In fact, when in 1900 he sold the. accumulated works that had gradually filled to overflowing his home in Montclair, N. J., the prices brought did much to fix values for current production in this field. Some of the works then sold were bought in by the seller and thus the nucleus of what was later to become the National Collection was formed. From the first a high standard was established and sustained. Sought to Aid Others. Mr. Evans' interest in American painting went deeper than merely collecting. From his boyhood he had been interested in art and de sirous of becoming an artist. In fact, he studied architecture and began its practice when a young man, but for family and economic reasons he abandoned, reluctantly, a professional career for mercantile business. For many years he was a member of the firm of Mills St Gibbs, wholesale dry goods merchants of New York. “If I cannot paint pic tures myself,” he was wont to say, “I can at least help others to do so.” In 1907 Mr. Evans’ collection had again overflowed its bounds, cover ing the walls of his home, and also the gallery, improvised, in the loft of his stable. Then it was that he evolved the plan of making a gift to the Nation, thereby honoring the artists and sharing with the world at large the pleasure he had enjoyed in collecting. The otter was made to the late William H. Holmes, then serving as director of the National Collection, and by him communicated to the head of the Smithsonian Institution, Charles D. Wa'c°tt. The original proposition was the gift of about 35 paintings by outstanding artists, but the number was almost directly raised to 50, then 86, then 100, and, finally, to paintings by 100 painters, some, like Inness and Winslow Homer, being represented by more than one work each. Again and again when an artist exceeded his earlier *1)est,” Mr. Evans arranged for withdrawal and replacement. ► While strong in his, likes and dis likes, Mr. Evans was far from opin ionated. and freely invited guidance • and criticism, especially from his friends among the artists. Momentous Meeting. The present writer had the privi lege of attending the momentous meeting held, quite informally, in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, be tween Mr. Evans and Mr. Holmes. At its conclusion, the former turned to his wife and said, “Well, what do you think of our plan?” Mrs. Evans’ response was immediate and direct. “I think it is fine,” she said, adding, “but you must remember to give only your best.” This was the spirit in which the gift was made and the collection subsequently built up. The Evans National Gallery col lection had its first showing in the Corcoran Gallery, as gallery space in the National Museum was not then available. In 1909 it was trans ferred to the museum, where it re mained on view for some time. The Gellatly collection crowded it out of three galleries, on acceptance, but plans for a National Gallery were then in the wind ar-d the with drawal of 'j large portion of the Evans collection was regarded as merely temporary. Mr. Evans died in 1918, but through the bequest of his friend, Henry W. Ranger, the collection has continued to grow. Some may wonder why the Evans collection of American paintings has not been transferred to the National Gallery of Art, so gener ously donated by Mr. Mellon. The reason is that it could not be taken as a whole and to snatch from It its best would be a grave injustice. There will undoubtedly, from time to time, be loans from the Evans collection for the purpose of special display in the great building across the Mall, and when the proposed Smithsonian Gallery is erected it will be displayed in its entirety. Already Homer’s masterpiece— "High Cliff, Coast of Maine”—has, through loan, found its way into the company of greatest works over the-way, and others will certainly follow. Immortal Paintings. It should be remarked, and never forgotten, that for the most part the Evans collection was assembled while the artists represented therein were living. Time alone gives im mortality, but among the works chosen by Mr. Evans were more than a few to which this distinction has been assured. Take for ex ample “The Visit of Nlcodemus to Christ,” by La Farge; “Sundown,” by Inness; "The Torrent,” by Twachtman. In the late 90s mural painting made great progress in this country and the American school of illustration reached its height. Progress in both these fields is mirrored by works in this collection. Especially well is our American school of landscape paint ing set before us in its best—and how astonishingly good that best is found to be! It is also quite remarkable how wide is the representation even in the third of the whole now on view. Here are landscapes by the earlier painters who turned from copying Nature to its interpretation—Inness and his contemporaries. Also works by those who went a step further and transcribed light and air—the impressionists who, however, ear nestly sought for beauty and truth, men and women of vision and inspiration. Then there are in addition many sided figure painters, working di versely but in like spirit—Mary Cassatt, for instance, and Sergeant Kendall; Alden Weir and Robert Reid. There is no sameness—each has something to say and says it well. Then there are the marine painters—after Homer, Dougherty and Waugh and others. The tradi tional is not flaunted, but neither is it derided. There are here such uniaue works as Vedder’s “Cup of D*ath,” Rydner’s “Moonlight” and “The Spouting Whale,” by William Morris Hunt. There is an admirable Dortrait of Mr. Evans by Alphonse Jongers. In connection with the purchase of one of the paintings now on view, the “Sibylla Europa,” by mmwr mmm Current Exhibitions NATIONAL GALLERY OP ART. Constitution avenue and Sixth street —Paintings and sculpture by great masters. International loan collec tions lrom Prance and Belgium: also private collectors. Special exhibition. "American Battle Paintings.” 1770 ^NAT&NAL^MUSEUM. National Art Collection, constitution avenue and Tenth street N.W.—Permanent collection, gifts and loans, paintings and other objects of art. Special ex hibition. American paintings from the William T. Evans collection. July SMITHSONIAN BUILDING, Divi sion of Graphic Arts, Independence avenue and Tenth street S.W.—Dry points by Diana Thorne, Louis C. Rosenburg and Walter Tittle. Through September 3. FREER GALLERY OP ART. Twelfth street and Independence avenue S.W. —Chinese paintings and sculpture, bronaea, ceramics and other works from Near and Par East. Paintings and etchings by Whistler, also Pea . ^c^oSan GALLERY OP ART. | Seventeenth street between New York avenue and E street N.W.—Ameri can paintings and sculpture: the W. A. Qark collection. PHILLIPS MEMORIAL GALLERY. 1600 Twenty-first street N.W.—Spe cial exhibitions, oil paintings by Raoul Dufy and by Arthur Dove, water colors and tempera paintings by Washington artists. July and August. LIBRARY OP CONGRESS. Divi sion of Prints and Photograohs. East Capitol and First streets—Orls lnal prints by American print makers. Special exhibition. "American Battle Prints.” to September 4. PUBLIC LIBRARY. Eighth and K streets N.W.—Drawings by Helen Gatch Dursten to August 31. THE ARTS CLUB. 2017 I street N.W.—Bummer exhibition of paint ing! bymembers, to September. WHYTE GALLERY, 1520 Connec ticut avenue N.W.—Exhibition of prints, etchings, etc., by Argentine Artist Maurlcio Lasansky, through JU& A. R. MUSEUM, Seventeenth and D streets — Colonial silver by American silversmiths, throughout the summer. Huho Ballin, best known today as a mural painter, there is an interest ing little story which may be re peated now. This painting was called to Mr. Evans’ attention by Richard Watson Gilder, then editor of the Century Magazine, who ar ranged for him to see it in the painter’s studio. Mr. Evans con curred in Mr. Gilder’s opinion and bought the picture at the artist’s asking price. It was sent to Wash ington and hung in the National Museum. Some weeks later Mr. Evans came to our city and seeing the work placed with others, con cluded it was better than even he had thought, and on his return home sent the painter a supple mentary check with a few words of warm appreciation. It was the painter who first told the story. Would that all collectors were as generous. ODviousiy all the works In the Evans collection are not master pieces, but in every instance they found their way through admira tion on the part of the purchaser. Par better is it to err on this than the other side, especially when, as in Mr. Evans' case, no stipulations were made which might hamper those upon whose shoulders cus todianship rested. Because of lack of exhibition space, the paintings, now on view, are set forth in six groups, in gal leries on the main floor, the lower floor and even the staircase. One must follow them from place to place, but that is not difficult. They have been admirably selected and grouped by Mr. Ruel P. Tolman, acting director of the National Col lection of Pine Arts, under the Smithsonian Institution, to illus trate variety in color and style— not an easy thing to do. The exhibition will continue throughout July and August. Brazilian Exhibition on View At Catholic University Library By Florence S. Berryman. Many aspects of Brazil are repre sented in an exhibition which ooened last Mondav at the Mullen Library of the Catholic University of America, to remain until July 24. It was prepared by the Librarv Serv ice of the United States Office of Education, in co-ooeratlon with the Office of Co-ordinator of Inter American Affairs. This Washington showing is the first on a national circuit, it was arranged by Dr. Manoel S. Cardozo. director of t.ima Library and assistant professor of Latin American history, and Mrs. Hazel Drels McLean, bookbinder, who is now on the university’s staff. The exhibition is open to the public from 9 to 9 on weekdays, 9 to 6 on Saturdays. Everything that increases knowl edge of our Latin neighbors and allies is welcome, even though it is an unpretentious introduction such as the current display. It ranges over art, handicrafts, history, eco nomics, music and literature. It includes such diverse objects as an illustrated card announcing the birth of a child and phnogrmnh rec ords of Carmen Miranda in “The South American Way.” Other rec ords provide Brazilian folk music to be played from time to time for vis itors to the exhibition. . A ‘ " Candido Portinari. regarded by the Brazilians as their foremost painter, Is represented with color reproductions of a few of his paint ings, dealing with subjects closely related to Brazil. Colorful exhibits in the handi crafts field include a little model. “Teatro da Crianca,” with puppets made to resemble Brazilian natives and dressed in their picturesque cos tumes. There are children's rattles, one made of a large gourd, brightly painted and covered with a net of. strung beads, another of Brazil nuts left in their shell, which has been carved and decorated, and a mate' cup made of a gourd, accompanied by a delicately chased silver sipper. Sophisticated tastes will probably prefer examples of handmade lace from Northeastern Brazil. The dainty and exquisite designs are formed with a combination of cot ton and banana fiber threads. Pic torial maps set forth the resources of the Americas for war and peace. Among mounts giving information are those displaying Brazilian post age stamps. Their artistry should commend them to a wider audience than philatelists alone. The exhibition has a pictorial his tory of Dom Pedro II, second era peipr of Brazil and last monarch of Latin America, who abdicated in 1889, which includes a reproduction of an original portrait of him now hanging in the uma Library of Catholic University. It shows him as a solemn-faced little boy of 4 years, wearing a handsome udiform. it was painty a little over a century ago by 81m plieib da Se, who also portrayed Don Pedro’s three sisters. The four paintings, still fresh in color, wen part cf the gift to Lima Library by * American Legion Nearing 12,000 Local Membership Richard Raymond, membership chairman of the District of Colum bia Department, the American Le gion. announced last week that the quota of 12,000 members is closely approached. He has requested all posts to sub mit the names of their members to headquarters, to be recorded before the national convention which con venes on July 27. The Committee on Credentials, Rules and Resolutions for the de partment convention will meet at 0 pm. tomorrow at the American Le gion clubhouse. Department Comdr. C. Francis McCarthy < has called a meeting of the Executive Committee at g:15 pm. Thursday at the clubhouse to decide upon the Legionnaire to be awarded the Watson B. Miller Trophy. George Washington Post elected the following to represent the post at the department convention: Del egates, Harry W. Brown, Joseph C. Abrams, Charles O. Schuettler, James E. Clarke, James J. Murphy, Howard 8. Fisk, George P. Hooven, Heywood N. Saunders and 8amuei L. Crump. Alternates, Donald G. Stanley, Bernard C. McGee, John E. Chance, Gordon S. Roberts, James Johns mi, J. Franklin Porter, George Galloway, Howard W. Ted ford and Charles E. Farmer. The department convention com mittee will hold its final meeting at the clubhouse July 21, with Chairman Frank Bloom presiding. The convention will be held at the Mayflower Hotel July 27, 28 and 29. Legionnaires who are not delegates or alternates from their respective posts may attend. Capital Transit Post passed a resolution indorsing MsJ. Joseph J. Malloy for re-election as national executive committeeman for the District of Columbia. United States Internal Revenue Post elected as delegates to the convention: Robert E. Van Every, John A. Long, Russell 8. Jeffreys, Carlees E. Wolfe and Richard L. Ryan. Sergt. Jasper Post elected the fol lowing delegates: Martin A. Schu bert, chairman; William P. Kersh ner, Pred G. Fraser, Charles H. Pierce, Hirman W. Hummer. Alvin E. Shonk, Ayden A. Dibble, Edward L. Marthlll, James A. O’Neil], Vic tor J. Farrar, John McMeel, Frank G. Ellison, George T. McNeely, Hen ry F. Hill, Jr., Fred F. Money, Al bert L. Duff, Robert L. Fain, John P. Lester, J. E. Montesanto, Russell W. Clarkson, C. M. Falnagan, Frank P. Platz, Elwood W. Schuler, Paul Fuller and John E. Bonner; alter nates, Gordon B. Keith, Thomas J. Frailey, Henry A. Weaver, John Q. Adams, George Lee, B. Y. Martin, Harold J. MacLaughlin, William L. Des Prez. Bernard O. Mead, Edward R. O'Neill, John N. Van Ness, James T. White, David A. Young, Joseph E. Sager, Roger G. Coombs, C. Hur ley, Justus C. De Booy, Herman B. Bolton, James Moore, Robert P. Steward, Marshall D Clagette, As bury B. Hammond. Cloid R. Smith, Guy M. Carlon and Parrand E. H. Curtis. Victory Post elected as delegatee H. T. Thomas, chairman; P. J. Pitzgibbons. G. R. Lansdale, R. P. Gill, O. Miller and J. E. Lindholm; as alternates, T. P. Reynolds, E. E. Smith. A. Schroeder. H. E. Sweet, J. Newton and C. Bradley. The post nominated the follow ing to be officers: For commander, A. P. Gill; first vice commander, F. Costigan and C. Bradley; second vice commander, H. E. Sweet; third vice commander, G. Miller; chap lain, A. N. Schroeder, and sergeant at arms, E. E. Smith. National Cathedral Post nomi nated the following officers: Com mander, Lester H. Steinem; senior vice commander, George Keyser; junior vice commander, Stanley H. Fischer. In the American Legion junior baseball series today. Bunker Hill and Fort Stevens, neither of which has lost a game will play on the west diamond of the Ellipse at 3 o’clock. The first game, at 1 pm., between Costello and National Cathedral, may decide which team will have the privilege of participating in the play-off, starting next Sunday. Athletic Officer Lester H. Steinem reports he has been invited by Clark Griffith, president of the Wash ington baseball club, to hold the final championship game at Grif fith Stadium, which should take place Saturday afternoon. July 20. The President has signed legisla tion granting a pay boost to expert infantrymen who possess certain qualifications. Infantrymen not in combat will receive an additional $5 per month, and those in combat will get $10 more each month. The leg islation also provides for a special medal to be issued to those who qualify for the pay increases. The War Bond Committee of the District Department, headed by Past Department Comdr. P. J. Fitzglb bons, reports sales by Legionnaires, direct and indirect, of Bonds total ing $1,371,824. Mr. Fitzgibbons has requested post commanders and chairmen of War Bond committees to report sales to department headquarters at an early date. ’ Meetings this week are: Monday—Department’ of Justice and Gas Light Posts, Legion Club house. Tuesday—National Press Club Post, Press Club; 2d Division Post, New Colonial Hotel; Bunker Hill, United States Maritime and Cooley McCullough Poets, Legion Club house. Thursday—Stanley Church Depue Post, Legion Clubhouse; Kenna Main Post, 1210 Good Hope road SB.; Internal Revenue Post, Stans bury Temple. the late Brazilian historian and dip lomat, Mancel de Oliveira Lima. Another interesting painting in the Lima Library is a Pemambucan landscape with a procession of Ne groes, done by Frans Post, a 17th century Dutch painter who accom panied Count Maurice of Nassau Siegen to Brazil. The larger part of the Lima gift comprises manuscripts, books and letters, mostly of Portugal and Brazil. It has a small collection of paintings and prints, including the works mentioned above, which is open to the public. Wtiyte Gallery Program. A large exhibition of original prints by Maurlcio Lasansky was opened on July 6 at the Whyte Gal lery, to remain until the Slat. This Argentine artist, who is now in Washington, came to the United States on a Guggenheim fellowship. A VFW to Close Funds Campaign; Department News Tha campaign for funds to con duct an elaborate program in vet erans’ hospitals in the District and vicinity under direction of Chief at Staff R. C. Mlnard of the District of Columbia Department, Veterans at Foreign Wan, ia being brought to a successful dose. In connection with the program Department Comdr. Neville-Thomp aon last week appointed Comdr. Charles Kohen of Columbia Poet as chairman of the department hos pital committee. Re will soon or ganise a minstrel team to augment his present talent. National Capital Post elected the following as delegates and alter nates to the national encampment: Delegates, Comdr. Dr. John L. de Mayo, Past. Comdr. Thomas W. Nixon. George Fowler end Lucian Chaplin; alternates, Michael Guif fre, Leon Amsducci, Charles Pritch ard and Walter Yebbens. Equality Walter Reed Post and Auxiliary will hold a joint social tomorrow night at 713 D street N.W. At the last post meeting Albert M. Armstrong, Peter de RoselU and Oscar Waldvogel were elected mem bers to the department council of administration; Comdr. O. T. Rey nolds will also be on the council. The following were elected to mem bership: R. D. Austin, Warren H. Ott, B. M. Strong, A. R. Towner, J. W. Wood, Robert Louis Brown, D. C. Eberly and Allen V. Jones. Comdr. Reynolds gave the obliga tion to James P. Dick and Clarence Russell. Department Comdr. Neville Thompson made sn address. McKtmmie-Cattertqn Police and Fire Post will be represented as delegate at the national encamp ment by Charles M. O’Malley and John Jasinowskl. B. Harry Statz and Richard Burton are alternates. Front Line Post voted to hold a coming-out patty on July 24 for the newly created auxiliary. Comdr. Clyde Keirns administered the obli gation to the following World War II veterans: J. W. Bowen, Harmon R. Gibbs, Robert R. Perkins, George E. Doheny, Ernest R. Maclnness, George Keatley, John O. Kahenbul, Edward B. Parker, Howard Petti cord, Robert C. Sebilian, Edward W. Stephen, Kenneth E. Woldt and Paul M. Howell. Potomac Post will obligate re cruits July 20. Front Line degree team will officiate. Meetings this week are: Monday, Equality Walter Reed Post, 713 D street N.W., 8 pjn.; Federal Post, 1328 Massachusetts avenue N.W., 8 p.m.; Internal Reve nue Post, 1508 Fourteenth street N.W.. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Military Order of the Cottles, 835 O place N.W., 8 pjn. Wednesday, MaJ. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards Post, Weightman School, 8 p.m.; McKimmie-Catterton Police and Fire Post, 713 D street N.W., 8 pjn.; United States Naval Gun Fac tory Post, 1012 Good Hope road S. E., 8 p.m. Thursday, Potomac Post, 1818 Rhode Island avenue NJE., 8 pjn. Friday, National Capital Post, 713 D street N.W., 8 pjn. Party for Veterans By VFW Auxiliary Police and Fire Unit of the Dis trict of Columbia Department Vet erans of Foreign Wars Auixillary Fill give a ward party for veterans at Mount Alto Hospital in conjunc tion with United States Government Printing Office Unit on Tuesday evening. Memorial services for Sergt. Younger, who selected the body of the Unknown Soldier of World War No. 1, will be held at his grave in Arlington National Cemetery on Au gust 6. Potomac Auxiliary met Monday evening, with Mrs. Frances Dove presiding. Mrs. Lillian Inge was ini tiated. Members of the auxiliary and poet will attend a party today at the summer home of Mrs. Ida Emmert department president, at Deal Beach, Md. The auxiliary and National Cap ital Auxiliary will hold a bingo party at Mount Alto Hospital next week and also visit their adopted ward. - Federal Auxiliary will meet to morrow evening at the Thomas Cir cle Club. SWV Auxiliaries Gen. Henry W. Lawton Auxiliary elected Past President Helen Gris sam delegate to the national con vention and Elizabeth Burlingame as alternate. Mabel Barstow was received into membership. The department will hold a moon light trip down the Potomac on July 31. Gen. Nelson A. Miles Auxiliary will have an evening of games at the home of Ann Williams, 327 Wil lard avenue, Friendship Heights, July 21. Admiral George Dewey Naval Auxiliary will hold a dinner and card party at the Fairfax Hotel, 6:30 pm., July 17. Col. James S. Pettit Auxiliary will hold a dinner at the Fairfax Hotel, 6:30 pm., July 26. Picnic at the Copley Farm for all members of the campe and aux iliaries given by the Col. James S. Pettit Camp today from 1 pm. Loyal Order of Moose Columbia Lodge met Tuesday eve ning at 2200 Twentieth street N.W. I Gov. Fred Rogers presided. It was old-timers’ night. Charter mem bers and past -governors were the* guests of honor. Each past gov ernor was given a past governor’s Jewel. Deputy Supreme Gov. John Lowe gave an address. Hie annual moonlight cruise on the steamship Potomac is July 20. . The Membership Committee will meet July 21. Daughters of America Meetings this week: Monday, Bur nett, Eagle; Tuesday, Fidelity, Lib erty, Star Spangled Banner, Mount Vernon; Wednesday,Kenmore, Betsy Roes, Red Cross Unit; Thursday, Mizpah, Mayflower, Barbara Friet chie; Friday, Friendship. All-day outing to Marshall Hall July 10. loyalty Council will have public installation July 26. Pythian Sisters Rathbane Temple will give a party for the boys of Forest Glen Ann** of Walter Reed Hospital on July 20 from 2 to 4 pm. Those wishing to participate or donate contact Mrs. Freda Stine, 81igo 4645, o* Mrs. Miriam Flemming, Shepherd 4662, not later than July 22. The Needlepoint Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Lola V. Marks tomorrow when July birthdays will be honored. : tv, ' . V/ ■ . Shirley MUstead (left) showing some of her pitchers to Janet Hilferty. run coNimiBunoN, ~"8Ur tui rboto. By Janet Hilferty, 13, H7»t»Yllls MICH School. Pitchers are the hobby of Shirley Milstead, 14, of Hyattsville High School. She has collected about 10, most of them gifts from relatives and friends. In fact, she recall* having bought only two of them herself. 8hirley doesn’t remember her first pitcher, she has been collecting so long. The collection Includes all kinds of pitchers made from all nn<<« of materials—wedgewood, sliver, iron, china and cut glass. roe pitcner brui%ey likes beet Is a wedgewood miniature from iftiglanri. A friend bought it for her in Trini dad. Another favorite is a hand made pitcher from Philadelphia. Shirley's collection also contains items from Holland, Italy, Germany, Japan and four States in the Union, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Washington. She keeps the pitchers on a whatnot shelf in her bedroom. "I became interested in miniature pitchers through a cousin of my father,” Shirley explained. ‘T don’t use them for anything—they're just to look at.” Shirley also collects pictures of movie stars. Silver Spring Boy Has Collection of * 3,000 Stamps raizs CONTRIBUTION By Anton Levandowsky, 11, Parkdak School, Silver Sprint. Md Among my four hobbies my fa vorite is philately, or collecting postage stamps. My collection started when I was 6 years old. My father bought a "beginners’ outfit” for me. which contained an album, a watermark detector, etc. I kept adding to my collection in various ways and now I have more than 3,000 different stamps from 164 countries, ranging from the Solomon Islands to Siberia. Last Christmas, as a gift from my aunt, I received a packet of 1,000 stamps. I looked at stamps from countries that I had never heard bf before. Some of my Russian stamps I got from my father, who has an album filled with about 4,000 Russian stamps. He is in Guatemala, on war work now, so naturally he sends me lots of Guatemalan stamps. I now have 66 different ones. I also get some of my best stamps from a boy that lives near me. He was born in Argentina and he has been to Holland, Germany, Iceland and other places. He has a stamp from Curacao, an island off the coast of Venezuela, that la worth more than $300. i minx mat stamps tell interest ing stories. An example is the special delivery stamps of the United States from 1885-1931. The one issued first shows a boy in a uniform, running. In his hand he holds a letter. The next issue has a boy riding a motor cycle. The following issue depicts a motor cycle rider delivering a special delivery letter to the door of a house. That shows the three stages of special delivery, runner, bicycle and motor cycle. And in World War I, when Germany was struck with inflation, she issued stamps with face value as high as 50,000.000,000 marks! My other hobbies are collecting bullets, matchbooks and foreign money. The last I have Just started. Included are a bill and five different coins from Argentina. Coolidge Cinquains (These cinquains, by June grad uates of Calvin Coolidge High School, were sent to The Junior Star by Miss Kathryn Trufant, English teacher, in charge of journalism.) The Step The step That leads the great To fame arrives on cushioned Foot . . . Only feigners of greatness Need shout. Miner 1. Simmons, is. The Search It seems. When we need God And frantically search, We always find Him at our side, Waiting. Louis* aiscrist, 17. Shot Feathers, •Palling gently On air, through which plummets A mass of beauty ruined by A. shot Bax McDowalL 17. Night and Day She came. And it was light. But then again she went As softly as she came, and it Was night. Douttis Thompson. 17. The Way It’s Put "Please do” Seems to get me Feeling WILL all over. But "Must do” makes me feel like WONT Inside. with Dnnilsir, 17. Let’s Do hi ~ Our soldiers, sailors and marines Don’t alt and read their They are always ready to fight Every moraine, noon and night Bo let’s buy stamps, quick, quick, quick, And give the Axis a gnat Mg kick. —Miner Urartu, 11. Prizes for Best Contributions The Junior Star awards as many as five prizes of $1 each for the best contributions published each week. Boys and girls of high school age and under are invited to compete. Here are the rules: All contributions must be ORIGI NAL. Write on one side of paper and give your name, age, address, phone number and school. Type written contributions must be double spaced. The editor's choice of win ners is final, and he reserves the right to use any contribution in whatever form he deems advisable regardless of whether it is awarded a prize. Checks are mailed to the winners the week following publica tion of their work. Reporters’ cards will be issued to writers who, in the, opinion of the editor, deserve them. No contributions will be returned. Address The Junior Star, 737 Star Building, Washington 4, D. C. New Alumni Editor Of Silver Chips Is Versatile Writer ram contbibction By Kathleen Faulconer, IS, Montsoacrr Hair Kish School. Fifteen-year-old Martha Barber, who will begin her senior year at Montgomery Blair High School this fall, has been elected alumni editor of Silver Chips, the student' —^ ^ newspaper. Martha says she has liked to write ever since she can remem ber. When she was only 3 >4 her mother would write for her the things she said but could not put down in black and white. 1 When she was 7 : * she began to write for Spey- Martha Barter, era Scoops, her school newspaper, while living in New Tort. She also composed the school song. At 9 she moved to Silver Spring and a year later she became a re porter on the Junior high school paper. Later she was named adver tising manager. She has written on Silver Chips for the last two years. Martha's most successful piece of work was a short short story, pub lished in the American Magazine several years ago. She keeps a col lection of her poetry, short stories and plays, and writes regularly in her diary. Martha is also interested in dra matics. Her ambition is to become a social worker and she is sure that her writing will be a great asset in putting over her work. No Real Estate Sales Manager—What’s this big item on your expense account?” Salesman—My hotel bill. Sales Manager—Well, don’t buy any more hotels. —Tech Lift. Bert—Just had an awfully long exam. Jip—Finish? Bert—No, Spanish. —Dunbtr M«w» Red. Just Between Ourselves,... Philip H. Lov0 __ This is the lest you'll be seeing of "Just Between Ourselves” tor a while, because my annual vacation begins tomorrow. At this writing, I’m not sure where 111 spend the two-week holiday, but I know that, even If I get no farther than my own backyard, 111 enjoy it. After all, where you spend your vacation 4s less Important than how you spend it. And I Intend to spend mine loafing—which Is a game that can be-played anywhere. Of course, I’d prefer to go to my favorite vacation spot, the Southern Maryland water front farm on which I’ve done my loafing every summer since 1929. But getting there is something of a problem— and, what with one thing and an other, I’m afraid I can’t solve It. I’m not worried, however. The yard la full of grass and sunshine. And If It gets too hot I can always squirt the hose cm myself. • * * * * • Midsummer miscellany: One of The Junior Star’s corr&pondents. Paula Slmonds, Alice Deal Junior High School, is vacationing in Whitewater, Wis. . . , Another, Shltley Turner, Roosevelt High School, plans to go to Atlantic City. . . . Raymond Bellamy of Cheverly, Md., veteran J. S. correspondent at 12, has been laid up for six months with injuries suffered in a fall. He has developed several new hobbies, however, and will tell about them in an article to be published in an early issue of the J. S. . . . Nancy Kaplan, Woodrow Wilson High School, won a prize for sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. . . . The Jewish Community Center roof garden is being used by boys and girls from 13 to 17 for » series of Monday night "co-ed parties.” Dancing, games and refreshments are on the program, and admission is by J. C. C. membership card or a pass obtainable from the cen ter’s club department. Mollie Lewis and Mimi Friedenberg are in charge. . . . Pour members of the June graduating class of Holy Cross Academy are represented In the 1944 National Poetry Anthology: Patricia Irwin, Joan Callahan, Jane Ells worth and Patricia Sullivan. More of the same: The Junior Red Cross is hard at work on Christmas packages for service men and women overseas. Packages for the Pacific must be ready for shipment Septem ber 1, those for the Atlantic a month later; hence the early start. . . . Jack Ray. McKinley High School's baseball “handy man," is considering a career on the diamond. . .. Doro thy Mead Jacobsen, Alice Deal Junior High, is enthusiastic a^out horseback riding. . . , The official songs of the graduating classes of Macfarland Junior High School ■were written by Eunice Hammerman, Paula Catloth, Clarann Headley and Richard Lichens.... Walter Hartley, Woodrow Wilson, is attending the National Music Camp at Interlocked Mich.... The aforementioned Paula Simonds is an associate editor of Clover Leaves, new magazine of the Girl Scouts of District 3. Other con tributors to the first issue: Evelyn Yeide, Terri Youngman, Carole Gilchrist, Kennetta Peters, Aloise McKllllps, Sheila Knapp, Marjorie Sanborn, Morag Millar. Barbara Derrick, Margaret Gardiner, June Anderson, Dorothy Haight, Shirley Ontrlch, Janet Howe, Anne Smith, Beverly Letter, Margaret Thomson, Viginia Vincent. Pa tick Kinney, Ruth Oram. Peggy Bresnahan, Dorothy Levine, Patricia McCutch eon, Virginia Norton, Suzanne Grass. Mary Tarquhar, Diana- Ginzburg, Mary Scully, Alice Gamer, Ruth Lank, Catherine Bunting, Ruthann Twomey. Althea Hulley, Joanne Roehr, Margaret Beurket and Anne Cooper. .. . Dutch refugees in Aus tralia are forming Boy Scout units of their own while awaiting the liberation of their homeland. . . . Sales of books for girls and boys are booming. The supply is considerably less than the demand, and, as a result, many old books are coming back on the market. Pull Them Through raizx coN-nuaunoN By Betty Rosendorf, 14, Powell Junior High School. A B-29 flies through the air. Spreading vengeance everywhere; "Now a cruiser's in its sights, Brother Tojo will soon see lights! And as the ship goes up in flame, Uncle Sam will say, “What an awful shame! The rising sun has set again. Now there are less Jappo men. “For these will Join their brothers below, Yes, all who’ve died for ‘Honorabls Tojo.’ ” The Allies have come through ones more And evened up another score! Now. Americans, this isn't so funny, Killing Tojo costs lots of money; The life of our fighters depends on you— So buy more bonds to pull them through! Riddle Question—What goes around like a spinning wheel? Answer—An expert skater. —Ann Undw Ptttlt, 10. Uncle Ray’s Corner... Among the cities of Italy, Naples ranks third in size. Only Rome and Milan are larger. In Naples, 56 yean ago, a 15 year-old boy was wandering the streets. His name was Enrico Ca ruso. He was a headstrong youth, and had quarreled with his father. At the age of 11, Enrico had started singing in churches. O if ted with a beautiful Trice, he had been in demand ae a choir boy. The death of his mother had made his home seem empty. Enrico’s father wanted him to be came en engineer, but the youth did not like the studies needed for that profession. This had caused the quarrel which led him to leave home and earn his living as well as he oould. He sang in the streets, and people gave him small cotes. Some times he sang In a theater, and was paid a little for his work. There were nights when he went to bed hungry, but his nature, though headstrong, was sunny. Life seemed pleasant to him In many ways. Then came a great blow. His ▼oiee "cracked.” To his youthful mind, it seemed the end of the world. It is hard to guess what would have happened to Caruso if he had not met a rioter named MtaBtono. This man took the youth to a widely known teacher named Ifemlm After hetaniiui to w»» ring, Meerine agreed to teaah Un in A return for 25 per cent of the money he might make during live years after he became an opera singer. By the time he was 21 Caruso was singing in opera, and his fame spread beyond Naples. For four seasons, he had the leading tenor ' role at the public opera house of Milan. Then came a tour of Ger many. Russia, England and Portugal. After winning success in Europe, Caruso started making trips to Ar gentina, where he sang before crowds in Buenos Aires. Later, in 1903, he appeared at the Metro politan opera house in New York, (tee of those who heard him sing there said: “He has a ringing voice of the most luscious quality. It pours from his throat without the least sense of effort.” For 18 years, Caruso was the lead ing tenor at the Metropolitan. His fame was high, and many persons spoke of him as the greatest singer in the world. His salary rose until he was receiving about $200,000 a year. What a great change that was from the days when he was earning his bread by singing on the streets of Naples. To Urn credit of Caruso, let it be said that be gave some of his earnings to a fund which was used to pay for the training of young singers. In 1931. after he had returned to Italy, Caruso died of pleurisy. Be was only 4$.