13th Century Vellum
In Rosenwald Group
Exhibited at Gallery
By Florence S. Berrymon
A special exhibition of new acqui
sitions in the Rosenwald collectior
will open this afternoon at the Na
tional Gallery of Art. Everything
on view has been acquired within
the past year through the generosity
of Lessing J. Rosenwald, and the
arrangement is such as to show the
most significant and interesting
items among the many which have
The most important group is a
series of 11 miniatures on vellum,
dating from the 13th to the 15th
centuries. An Italian “Nativity,”
painted in the second half of the
13th century, is the most striking
miniature in the exhibition. It is
done in the Byzantine style on an
unusually large vellum sheet in
excellent preservation, and the blue,
rejl, emerald green and gold colors
are still brilliant. The remainder
of the group includes fine examples
of the Flemish. French, German
and Bohemian schools.
' The Rosenwald collection's 15th
century section, which contains
many of the earliest efforts to make
prints from metal and wood blocks,
has long been recognized as out
standing. It is augmented now with
four rare prints: the only known
impression oi a small engraving,
*‘St. John the Evangelist.” by an
anonymous Dutch artist who worked
about 1480; another unique item,
a roundel, the "Madonna and Child
with Sts. Christopher and Eras
mus,” by a Flemish master of the
same period; a "Trinity,” by the
Master of the Berlin Passion, and
a "St. George,’’ by the Master
A. G., a follower of Schongauer.
The 16th century Italian school is
represented by an enigmatic print,!
‘'The Skeleton,” by Marcantonio
Raimondi. Some very rare engrav
ings of “The Apocalypse,” by the
obscure early French artist, Jean
Duvet, from the collection of the
Countess de Behague. are the most
recent additions to the Rosenwald
11 Superb Rembrandts
Included in Display
Outstanding in a group of 11 Rem
brandt etchings of superb quality are ,
"The Phoenix.” the sensitive portrait (
of "Old Haaring” and an exception
ally fine impression of "Christ at
Emmaus” from the Hansen collec
tion. It bears the contemporary
signature of one of Rembrandt's
friends. This group of Rembrandts
is a brilliant addition to the Dutch
17th century representation in the
Famous prints of 18th century
France include Boucher’s “Tete de
Flore,” the "Portrait of Gautier
d'Agoty,” one of the earliest to ex
periment with the three-color pro
cess of printing, and two unusually
large historical prints by Moreau le
Jeune. These, the "Crowding of
Louts XVI” and the "Review in the
Plain of Sablons,” are the only im
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“The Nativity;’ miniature by an anonymous Italian
of the 13th century, included in the special exhibition
of the National Gallery of Art's acquisition in the Rosen
pressions known of the first plates
outside of the Bibliotheque Na
tionale in Paris.
Important 19th renturv French
prints were acquired at the sale of
the Hartshore collection in New
York last winter. The ‘'Portrait of
Cardinal Pressignv,” by Ingres, the
lithograph by Delacroix, “Combat of
the Giaur and the Pacha," the “Bar
ricade,” by Manet, and five prints by
Degas particularly are noteworthy.
This special exhibition will re
main until November 24.
* * * *
American Prints Shown
In Clark Collection
The National Gallery of Art
opened on September 11 an exhibi
tion of American etchings, wood
engravings and lithographs selected
from a large collection recently be
queathed to it by the late Addie
Burr Clark. It is installed in the
small gallery leading to that in
which the new Rosenwald prints are
Mrs. Clark, a native Washing
tonian, was the wife of a former
justice of the New York State
Supreme Court and head of the
New York State Civil Service Com
mission. and lived most of her life in
New York City. She died last March,
and Justice Clark survived her only
until late June.
Etchings by Joseph Pennell com
prise nearly one-fourth of the 259
prints composing Mrs. Clark's col
lection. Her 68 prints by him were
considered one of the best, if not
the best, existing Pennell collection
She had selected the impressions
with the greatest care, a matter of
importance in dealing with his work,
for he had adopted Whistler's later
method of printing, in which a con
siderable film of ink is left on the
plate, varying in depth according to
the requirements of the composi
tion. Consequently, no two impres
sions are exactly alike.
Fifteen American printmakers are
represented in the selection of 44
etchings, wood engravings and litho
graphs on view. Ten by Pennell
constitute the largest single group,
sufficient to give a good idea of his
talent. Included are the delicate,
linear, altogether lovely etching "La
Place, Beauvais”; the toneful “Un
der Bridges. Chicago” (illustrating
the ink film method>, several New
York subjects, and “St. Paul's From
Fleet Street” and other London
scenes, including the "House Where
Winslow Homer is the earliest
artist whose work is shown: Three
wood engravings made for Harper's
Weekly back in the '70s. Of the
next generation are J. Alden Weir
<his drypoint “Little Student” is
particularly charming' and Childe
Hassam, by whom there are six
prints, etchings and lithographs.
The former are as impressionistic
as Hassam's paintings. G. F. W.
Mielatzs exquisite etching “Erics
son's House" is printed in color, as
is also his “Bowling Green.”
Kerr Eby is represented with six
items which illustrate his technical
versatility in the coarse and scratchy
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' lines of "Sardine Fleet.” the fineness
of “Whale's Back,” the velvety tones
of "Refugees" and the convincing
atmospheric effect of "Mist on the
Excellent impressions of well
known architectural subjects by
John Taylor Arms, Ernest Roth and
D. Shaw MacLaughlan, striking
prints in etching and aquatint by!
Martin Lewis, and typical examples
by Gifford Beal, Eugene Higgins,*
Levon West, Reginald Marsh and'
William Auerbach-Levy complete
* * * *
An Unusual Exhibition
Of Finger Paintings
The Division of Graphic Arts.
United States National Museum, is
showing an unusual exhibition of
finger paintings by Francis R. Fast
of Hillsdale, N. J., through Septem
ber 29. in the Smithsonian Building.
The artist, a New York business
man. undertook this type of painting
about seven years ago as a form of
recreation, with no ^dea of using it
seriously as an art medium. But
as he became adept with practice,
he began to see unique qualities in
finger painting, and he has become
an outstanding exponent of it. He
has had 15 one-man shows in the
More than 20 paintings on view
are imaginative landscapes and
plant forms, and not a few of them
are unexpectedly beautiful and
markedly decorative. The medium
apparently lends itself to swirling
lines and forms and rich color, as
a majority of the paintings have
these characteristics. But there are
also a number with fine line* and *
detail, which we learn are done1
with the fingernail.
Because finger painting has been
used during the past decade or
more in schools, due to the pioneer
work of Ruth Faison Shaw, some of
us have had the impression that it
is child's play. How erroneous <is
this impression, will be apparent
from a visit to Mr. Fast's exhibition.
FBI Arti#at YWCA
William Samuel Noisette is hold- \
ing his annual one-man show at the
Phyllis Wheatley YWCA, Ninth
street and Rhode Island avenue
N.W. It is open to the public Irom
8 to 10 p.m. through September 29
Despite his regular employment as
a special messenger and reception
ist to J. Edgar Hoover, director of
the FBI, Mr. Noisette finds time
each year to paint. The current
exhibition, his 12th or more in as
many years, comprises 20 oil paint
ings, done in the tradition of natu
ralism, and in his own personal
formula, “expressing inner vision.” j
For Mr. Noisette does not paint
specific scenes, but rather memories
and imaginative compositions.
This reviewer considers “Winter,”)
a monochrome in wrhite and grays, i
among the best of his latest offer
ings, as is also “Winter Sunrise” in
grays and browns, “Silver Clouds of
Summer ’ which has good effects of
still water, and “A Stroll Through
the Valley” in which an impression
of distance is made convincingly.
* * * *
Alexandria Library Show
A one-man exhibition by B. Ash
burton Tripp, landscape architect
and town planner, is on view at the
Alexandria Library, 717 Queen
street, through September 27. It
includes decorative maps, flower
paintings, pen drawings and original
'After nearly three decades of
practicing his profession in Panama,
Cleveland, and elsewhere, Mr. Tripp
came to Washington as chief land-:
scape architectural designer of the
Pentagon Building project, and dur- |
ing the war served in the Bureau of
Ships, Navy Department. He has
lived in Alexandria since 1941.
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News About Stamps
By James Waldo Fawcett
Douglas Wolf, acting chief of the
Post Office Department Information
Service, says: “A special cachet
will be affixed to all mail flown
from the airmail field at Chicago
on the first flights of the experi
mental helicopter airmail service
which will be inaugurated in the
Chicago area on October 1.
“Covers for the first flights may
be sent to the Regional Superin
tendent, Airmail Service. Chicago,
accompanied by a letter authorizing
the holding of the covers for the
first flights and requesting applica
tion of the cachet. Space approxi
mately 2Vi inches by 2'2 inches to
the left on the address side of all
covers is required for the cachet.
Covers should be self-addressed and
postage prepaid in the amount of
5 cents, the airmail rate in effect
on that day. The covers will be
carried on the first flights out of
the Chicago Municipal Airport and
then forwarded to the addresses.
No arrangements will be made for
round-trip service, nor will a cachet
be provided at any office other than
the Airmail Field, Chicago.”
According to the Postal Bulletin
for Tuesday last, “on September 25'
a demonstration flight by a flying
post office will be made from
Washington via Dayton, Ohio, to
Chicago over routes A. M. 61 and 36
by a cargo liner operated by Trans
continental & Western Air. Inc.
iTWA i. The plane will be equipped
with postal facilities and distribution
of mail en route will be made by
postal personnel. The plane will be
open for public inspection at the
Washington National Airport at
10:30 a m., September 25, coincident
with the first day sale of the new
5-cent airmail stamp. Facilities
will be available at the plane for
the purchase of stamps and the
new 5-cent airmail stamped en
velope. All airmail covers de
posited at the plane, bearing air
mail postage at the present rate
of 8 cents an ounce or fraction
thereof, will be cacheted and car
ried on the flight. Covers will bear
a Washington postmark."
An official Post Office Department j
publicity release, dated September
"A novel flying mail car. winging
over the Nation's original coast-to-!
coast airway, will herald the arrival
of nickel airmail on October 1.
"United Air Lines will operate a
Fairchild Packet over United States
Air Mail Route No. 1 from New York
;o San Francisco. First-flight covers
mill be collected at cities along the
route and will be stamped in flight
with a special cachet. 1
"It will be the first such flight for
he Packet, a twin-engined plane es
pecially designed as an air post office
ind equipped with all facilities for
handling and sorting mail in flight.:
Normally such work is done on the
“The plane will leave New York
it 9 a.m., Tuesday. October 1. Stops
?n route to San Francisco will in
rlude Cleveland. Ohio; Chicago. 111.;'
Dmaha, Nebr.; Denver. Colo.; Chey
enne, Wyo., and Salt Lake City,
"The route taken on'the*historic
flight will be the same over which
the Post Office Department pio
neered coast-to-coast airmail serv- \
ice in 1920. Elapsed transcontinental
time for letters, carried by planes j
in daylight and trains at night, was,
approximately 12 hours. The origi- i
nal coast-to-coast airmail rate of'
1924 was 24 cents an ounce, as con
trasted with the new 5-cent rate.
"Ceremonies are being planned at
cities where the ‘flying mail car’
will stop. Special cachets will be
provided at New York and at each
of the post offices at which a stop j
will be made. Collectors desiring
first flight covers should send them
to the postmasters at the offices
named, accompanied by a letter
authorizing the holding of the
covers for the first flight and re
questing application of the cachet
and postmarking at the office. Space
approximately 2’2x2'2 inches to the
left on the address side of all covers
is required for the cachet. Covers
should be self-addressed and post
age prepaid in the amount of 5
cents, then forwarded to the ad
Airmail rates to Canada and
Mexico will be reduced to 5 cents an
ounce beginning October 1, Post
master General Hannegan an
nounced Friday. The present rate to
Canada is 8 cents an ounce, to
Mexico 8 cents a half-ounce.
The Navy is considering an official
series of cachets to be applied to
mail on Navy Day, October 27. If
the proposal is approved, an an
nouncement will be released shortly.
Lsaac Gregg, retired from the
postal service, will continue to w'rite
stamp news for the New York Sun.
A new 10-yen stamp to mark the
reop>enlng of postal service between
Korea and the United States is
reported to have gone on sale in
22 South Korean cities on Septem
ber 9. The design shows the Dove
STAMPS AND COINS.
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405 Tenth St. N.W.
STAMPS A COINS
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DAILY STAMP AUCTIONS
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IITO N. Y. Are. N.W.
For rnllertnm. Stamp*. Set*. Tone*. De
lertor*. Hinge*. Stork Book*, etr.
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Uyeno's Stamp Shop
1505 Penn. Ave. N.W._Tel. ME. 9014
SILVER STAMP SHOP
8103 Georgia Ave . Silver Sprint, Md.
VATICAN CITY—Cardinals Sat cpl.—14
Large Pirtorials. 10c with approvals.
ROSENBAUM COMPANY, Ath and Liberty.
Pittsburgh. Ps. _
WASHINGTON STAMP CO.
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COINS. American and foreign gold, silver
antiques, cameras, highest prices paid.
Hepner. 402 12th st. n.w. DI. 2668.
FIRST-DAY COVERS BOUGHT Si SOLD.
SEND OFFERS OR WANT LIST TODAY.
FREE PRICE LIST. R. E. KNOBEL.
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Old collector, new dealer, specialising In
foreign pictorial and commemorative.
Telephone or write for approvals. Robert
D. Rutledge. A712 10th rd.. N., Arlington.
Madison Stamp Shop
909 18th St. N.W.
Stamp* bought and told. Near Mrdiral
(.'enter. I>. Petrnutsa. EX. 4510.
Private Collectioni tor Sale: British Col
onies, nice lot—Cat. Approx. $275.00,
and a bargain at $80.00. Old German
States, Cat. $684.00 plus—First $175.00
takes these hard to get items. Collection
U. S. used and mint in tair to superb
condition. Gibbons approx. $300.00. A
give away at $145.00. Tal. TR. 7443 tor
dataili. i *
of Peace and the Korean and the
| Mrs. Annie Meyer of Cold Spring.
N. Y„ who recently broke the bank
on the Break the Bank radio quiz
program, is not the only “civilian”
who has been right about an item
of postal history when the Post
i Office Department has been wrong.
The late Secret Service Chief Wil
liam H. Moran detested stamp col
lectors largely because, as he frankly
admitted on occasion, they had a
habit of discovering counterfeit
stamps which he himself had failed
Charles Kohen of the Hobby Shop
leaves for the American Legion
Convention. San Francisco. Tuesday.
He will travel by plane and be away
about three weeks.
Mrs. Edward B. Martin, assistant
to the philatelic consultant at the
Library of Congress, has returned
to her work in study room 201.
Charles A. Kenny, former pub
lisher of the National Stamp News,
now is producing Cats Magazine, a
monthly devoted to matters feline.
His office address is 751 State street,
Utica, N. Y.
The Woodridge Stamp Club will
meet at the home of Frank A. Par
ratt, 2506 Perry street N.E., tomor
row evening at 8.
The Collectors Club of Washing
ton will meet at 1012 Ninth street
N.W., Tuesday evening at 8.
Harry P. Jones, president, an
nounces that the Silver Spring
Philatelic Society will meet at the
County Building Thursday evening
The Capital Precancel Club is re
suming its regular meetings at
Weeks Stamp Shop, 1229 New York
The 28th and last part of the
stamp collection of the late Col.
E. H. R. Green will be sold at
auction in New York, October 28
to November 1, inclusive.
Gold Chevron Club
On Annual Outing;
The Gold Chevron Club of the
District of Columbia Department,
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States, will hold its annual
shore dinner and oyster roast to
day at Jones Deal Beach, Church
A caravan will leave the club
house, 1319 K street N.W., at 11
a.m. Buses have been chartered
for the trip. The public is invited.
Posts of the District Department,
interested in placing teams in the
bowling league should notify C. W.
Byrd, athletic chairman. They will
roll on the Arcade alleys starting
next Saturday afternoon. Names
of members should be sent to de
Comdr. David Hardester of George
G. Blake Post gave the obligation
to Berlin Ruddle at the last meet
ing. Senior Vice Department Comdr.
Albert M. Armstrong spoke. Plans
are being made for a dance in the
A new post to be known as No.
2364, formed by veterans residing in
"Swampoodle', will be instituted by
Department Comdr. Charles M.
O'Mallwy and his staff on Septem
ber 30 at 713 D street N.W. A name
for the post will then be selected.
Comdr. L. C. Buckingham, Jr.,
presided over the last meeting of
Federal Post at 1321 K street N.W.
and gave the obligation of member
ship to Fred Hunter and J. Gray.
Past Comdr. Stephen T. Nichka
announced the member bringing in
the largest number of new mem
bers will be rewarded with a gold
V. F. W. membership button, and a
1947 paid-up membership due card.
The past is planning_ a dinner
dance in October for their World
War II members and their families,
the place to be decided upon later.
Seam Squirrel Edward T. Sped
den presided over an executive
meeting of the Military Order of
the Cootie last night in the Gold
Chevron Club. Plans were discussed
for the annual pilgrimage to the
Shrine of the Unknown Soldier in
Arlington Cemetery, which is an an
nual affair of the TNT Pup No. 1.
Representatives from all parts of
the country, members of the MOC
will lay wreaths on the Tomb.
The celebration will be held No
vember 3. Citations were presented
last Sunday to many of the mem
bers of the VFW who had been
active in getting new members for
the VFW. Comdr. Floyd W. Ste
vick of H. L. Edmonds Post was
presented with his citations, for 85
members, by National Commander
in Chief Starr.
Meetings next week:
Monday—Front Line Post, 1319 K
Tuesday—Pentagon Post, Penta
Wednesday—Police-Fire Post, 713
D street N.W.; Honor Guard, 1319
K street N.W.
Thursday — Potomac Post, 1012
Ninth street N.W.; Follow Me-De
fense Post, 1809 Rhode Island ave
Friday—U. S. Internal Revenue
Post. 5832 Georgia avenue N.W.;
Bethea Welch Post, 901 Rhode
Island avenue N.W.
Local Odd Fellows
David Simons, grand master of
the District of Columbia, accom
panied by his grand officers, will
pay his annual visitation to the
subordinate lodges, beginning with
Langdon Lodge, 2020 Rhode Island
avenue N.E., on Friday evening.
The other visitations will be: To
Mount Pleasant Lodge, 105 Carrol
street, Takoma Park, D. C„ October
1; Phoenix Lodge, 2407 Minnesota
avenue S.E., October 8; Sterling
Lodge, location to be announced,
October 22; Brightwood Lodge, 105
Carroll street, Takoma Park, D. C.,
November 1; Covenant Lodge, 419
Seventh street N.W.. November 6;
Friendship Lodge, 822 Twentieth
street N.W., November 13. All Odd
Ben Hur News
Lee Gaffney of Baltimore Court
No. 3 was elected representative of
District No. 22 comprising Mary
land, New Jersey and the District
of Columbia. Clarence Thomas Is al
The annual convention will be
held the week of October 17 at
Evansville, Ind. Local candidates are
Michael J. Kindsfather of Potomac
Court and C. H. A. Frazier of Mc
Girl Learns About England
By Helen E. Von Doren, 14
Paul Junior High School
nave you ever wonaerea now mucn'
the customs of our Allies differ from
those of our own country? I have,
many times. However, geography
books did not seem to satisfy my
curiosity, so about three years ago,
I began a new hobby, writing to
girls in foreign countries. At that
time, this hobby was not very
popular, and many of my friends
laughed at me for participating in It.
Since then, It has become popular,
and even some of the girls who
teased me are enjoying it.
At present, I write to five different
girls outside of the United States,
two in England, one in Ireland, one
in Nova Scotia and one in the
Hawaiian Islands. This particular
article concerns one in Bristol,
I have been writing to Margaret
Scadding for a little over a year now.
She wrote to me first, having gotten
my name from an English magazine
called Girl s Own Paper. Her letters
are always interesting, since she does
a lot of sightseeing in the towns near
Bristol. Each time she writes, she
tells me about one of her trips.
In one of my letters. I asked
Margaret if she was in Bristol during
the air raids.
“Yes, I was,” she answered. “It
was awful. As soon as we heard the
siren, we got out of bed and went
into the shelter. All we heard was
the dropping of bombs and the firing
of guns. We did not have any
bombing in Downend (the section of
Bristol where Margaret lives i. The
nearest was 1 mile away, at Fish
ponds. We used to collect shrapnel,
and I did have a lot, but threw it
away in disgust.”
I am forever hearing about various
British holidays, including any num
ber of "victory” celebrations and
such famous ones as Guy Fawkes
night. Of course, every one has
heard of the little poem:
“Please to remember the fifth of
For gunpowder, treason, and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder and
Should ever be forgot.”
This poem pertains to a famous
plot during the reign of James II.
Guy Fawkes, an anarchist, planned
to blow up the House of Parliament
and the King on November 5. How
ever. he was discovered before he
had a chance to carry out his plot.
The anniversary is celebrated in
much the same w;ay as our own
Fourth of July. Fireworks are set
off around the Parliament buildings,
and every one has his own display.
They also light huge bonfires and
burn effigies of Guy Fawkes.
Margaret also has .written about
going to London and visiting the
Parliament buildings, Buckingham
Palace and No. 10 Downing street,
the home of the Prime Minister.
I think that writing to a native
of another country is great fun. All
the girls I have written to are very
friendly. I hope soon to find a South
American with whom to correspond.
By Judith Solomon, 15
Colvin Coolidg* High School
Did you ever want to travel?
Did you ever wish you could go
To a tar-off northern mountain
That is always capped in snow?
Or was it your wish to go to
A lovely tropical land,
Where there are sands that are
And the weather is just grand?
And, if you ever traveled there.
Was it what you thought it would
Or was it just golden windows
Shining far across the sea?
Once you get there, look back where
you came from.
And you'll find that where you
Holds all the adventure you’ve
What you saw was a trick of the
By Mary Kathryn llsley, 15
Trinity Preparatory School, llchtttor, Md.
The wistful sob of breakers,
Beneath a moonless sky;
The luminous breath of starlight,
The treetops' mournful sigh.
The touch of a breeze at sunset
On a stony mountain top,
With sky and earth before you.
When time has seemed to stop.
The still white wastes of the north
So far from worldly stress—
Over it all lies enchantment;
They call it Loneliness.
HELEN VAN DOREN.
-—Junior 8t»r Photo.
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Guide to New Books
For Young Readers
Who’s Who at the Zoo, by Bar
ton Clark (Progress: 500—Zoo fans
—and who isn't one?—should en
joy this collection of photos of some
of the more interesting captives
Each picture is accompanied by an
Twelve O’clock Whistle, by Jer
rold Beim and Ernest Crichlow
'Morrow: $2>—Picture story’ of a
boy who visits an automobile fac
tory and learns all about how cars
are made. Interesting and educa
Elephants, by Herbert S. Zim, I
with pictures by Joy Buba 'Mor-I
row: $2>—Picture story telling all!
about elephants—where they live,1
what they eat, how they are caught
and trained, what they can learn to
do, their size and weight, and all
about their tusks and trunks.
Chukchi Hunter, by Dorothy Stall
(Morrow: $2)—A boy's adventures
among the primitive people of East
Gateway, by Amelia Elizabeth
Walden (Morrow: $2.50>—Suspense
ful story of two girls of different
character, personality and back
ground, of the conflict between
them and how it was resolved.
The Discontented Village, by Rose
Dobbs (Coward-McCann: $1.50)—
Readers of all ages are likely to
enjoy this tale of a village in which
every one found something of which
to complain, and of the events
which taught them the lesson they
needed. Nicely illustrated by Bea
A Child’s Book of Psalms, by John
Travers Moore (Hobbyhorse: $1.50)
—This collection of psalms is
charming in its simplicity, and
should help to get the very young
off to a pleasant start in religious
Giant Mountain, by Frances Ful
lerton Neilson and Mary Reardon
(Dutton: $2)—Boys and girls will
like and admire Ronnie, who Is
gifted with an extensive imagina
tion and a wonderful appreciation
of nature. They will applaud his
heroism during a storm when the
school bus is snowbound.
Jonathan Bangs Said "No-o-o-o,”
by Loris Corcos (Lothrop, Lee &
Shepard: $1)—A book for 2-year
olds, complete with illustrations.
Teen-Age Triumphs -»r St»«ki« *"*»
iJorn To Succeed/
^V/HEN HE WAS BORN, HIS '
MOM CALLED THE EDITOR OF
A CHICAGO PAPER WHERE
SHE HAD WORKED AND SAID,
"I'VE GOT A NEWSPAPER
MAN FOR YOUS-THEN SHE ,
NICKNAMED THE LAD,"SCOOP,
AND SET OUT TO TRAIN HIM. AT
TEN HE WAS SELLING ARTICLES...
•r t*» lamtataf
IJ ~~ AT 15 HE HAD
I MADE $20,000 OUT
OF RADIO AND WAS WRITING
A COLUMN FOR A CHICAGO
PAPER-AND NOW AT 16 HE
NAS JUST SIGNED A CONTRACT
TO WRITE FOR THE MOVIES/
J ust Between
Ourselves • • *
By Philip H. Love
The name of Kathleen Faulconer
appeared In The Junior Star for the
first time on February 8, 1942. That
Sunday, she won a prise of |1 for a
story on what her schoolmates at
Takoma-Silver Spring Junior High
were doing to aid the war effort.
Kathleen's last “prize contribution*
was published in The Junior Star of
September 8. That one was about
the memorial park which Mont
gomery Blair High School is going
to dedicate to its students who served
in the armed forces during the war.
Now comes this letter from
“I want you to know how much
I’ve enjoyed submitting my con
tributions and seeing them in print.
I have clippings of 43 prize articles
that have been published, and I'm
quite proud of them.
“I have spent this summer working
on a local weekly, the Maryland
News. Aside from writing a column
on teen-agers. I have engaged in
everything from reading proof to
"Now I am leaving for Meredith
College. Raleigh, N. C.. so I fear I'll
have little time for my Journalistic
endeavors, but I plan to keep up with
the J. S. and ‘Just Between Our
* * * *
The J. s. is going to miss
Kathleen, but—well, that's where
you come in.
Kathleen is one of several J. S.
contributors who graduated from
high school last June, leaving va
cancies to be filled by other girls
If you like to write, read the rules
for J. S. contributions published
elsewhere on this page, then get
Right now, at the opening of the
school year, is the best of all pos
sible times to try to become your
school s J. S. correspondent. You'll
find, as Kathleen did, that writing
for the J. S. is fun.
The door is wide open—come on
* * * *
Alan DessofT. 11, Bethesda Ele
mentary School, collects postage
stamps, postcards and coins. His
stamps add up to about 1,400, in
cluding 174 United States varieties.
The cards and coins axe newer
hobbies, so the totals are smaller—
32 and 13, respectively. Alan, has
fun, he reports, trading stamps
through the mail with a cousin in
New York. . . . Trinidad Boys' Club
has opened a “Teen-Age Center" at
its headquarters in the rear of 816
Twelfth street N.E.. says a note from
Morton Freedman, 16, Eastern High
School. The center is open every’
Saturday from 6 pm. on, for ping
pong, pool and dancing. .. . Marilyn
Daley, 13, Nativity School, tells of
the "month of enjoyment" she spent
this summer in Massachusetts.
Is Writer’s Plea
By Austin A. Herr, Jr., 12
St. Joseph s School
“America” is the term applied to
our beloved United States, located in
the choicest spot of this great uni
verse, placed here by God. where its
inhabitants might enjoy its varied
climate, unsurpassed scenery and
practically inexhaustible natural re
The word "American” means of or
pertaining to America and is applied
to those W’ho, either by birth or
adoption, are privileged to be cit
izens of the United States.
Americanism is the doctrine prac
ticed by good Americans. We had
an excellent example of American
ism during the war. but it is equally
important in peacetime not only for
the good of the country, but to up
hold the standards set to the rest of
the world. It is evident that the for
eign countries and all Deople con
cerned with the war are looking
toward us for assistance.
Synonym for Charity.
Our part in maintaining Amer
icanism as we know it, is to be hon
est. with ourselves as well as with
our fellow Americans. "Don't sell
America short!” is a slogan well to
be remembered when we are tempted
to pay exorbitant prices for articles
which we may well do without. In
creased prices are the living testi
mony of the pressure that has
brought on inflation.
Americanism is a synonym for
charity. During this postwar time
it is our commendable desire to feed
and clothe a needy world. We would
be in a far better position to fulfill
this desire if we were all engaged In
a full-scale program of food conser
vation. We may each do our part,
even if it be in a small way.
For a better understanding of the
problems of our great country we
must Inform ourselves of what is go
ing on in our midst and why condi
tions are as they are. We must not
be subject to propaganda, but think
Investment of our money in stable
securities, maintaining a peacetime
Army and Navy and a steady, far
sighted outlook on foreign and do
mestic affairs are only a few of the
many ways by which we Americans
may secure a Just and lasting world
We must be American in thought
and action; love and appreciate our
glorious 'United States of America,
our form of Government, our system
of laws, our freedom, our Ideals. We
must stand ready to defend all these
things by word and deed against en
vious detractors from abroad, believ
ing that the privilege of living in
America is one of our most priceless
Carbon dioxide, absorbed into the
system by smokers who Inhale, often
causes as much as 7 per cent of the
hemoglobin of the blood to be ren
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