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ReviewingThe New
The Autobiography of a Gifted Artist
Drawn and Written Around the World
TIME AND CHANCE
By Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge. < John Day Co.; $7.50.)
Reviewed by CARTER BROOKE JONES.
MOST of us who served in France during the first World War
learned as we began to read the original Stars and Stripes, the
A. E. F. newspaper, to look eagerly for the work of two staff
artists. One was Albian (Wally) Wallgren. a cartoonist, who
mimicked our foibles ludicrously The other was Le Roy Baldridge, a
sensitive artist whose sketches from the front caught glimpses and im
pressions every one recognized as typical and somehow symbolic.
Mr. Baldridge, astonished to find himself returning home a celebrity,
went on to fresh successes. He became recognized as one of our most
gifted illustrators, as an artist whose swift pencil could capture the
mood, the essence of a scene or a person. Now he has written his auto
biography—a book with the color and variety of a pageant, both in the
text and in the many sketches which the author drew on journeys around
the world.
It is high praise to say that Mr. Baldridge is as articulate with words
as he is with pictures. The book is lavish with both. But an artists ex
pression is the rarer, the more crystalline, and so Mr. Baldridge's scenes
and portraits—familiar and unfamiliar, everyday and exotic—implement
rather than supplement an absorbing story.
The Going Was Hard.
In his childhood, his mother, separated from an improvident hus
band, was hard pressed to make a living for herself and her little boy.
She became a drummer, rare for a lady in the 90s. She went from town
to town, from State to State, selling fire-clay cooking utensils. Roy’s
earliest memories centered on day coaches, lodging houses and hired
buggies. He can hardly remember when he wasn't trying to draw, on
wrapping paper or anything at hand. His mother encouraged him
and when at last they settled for a while in Chicago, she put him in
an art school where he became the protege of Frank Holme, the in
comparable newspaper artist of the period. Later, when Roy worked his
way through the University of Chicago, his talent helped to make him
an outstanding student.
Journalist's Diaries
Reflect His Views
Of Wartime Evils
THE MAKING OF YESTERDAY
The Diaries of Raoul de Roussy
de Sales (1938 to 1942). (Reynal
& Hitchcock, Inc.; $4.50.)
Reviewed by
JOHN C. HENRY.
Raoul de Sales was a French
journalist who lived and worked in
the United States from 1933 until
his death in 1942. During the late
years of his failing health he knew
that his own end was approaching,
a circumstance which probably con
tributed greatly to the rather
philosophical detachment with
which he observed his own country
fall and the rest of the world writhe
in the agony of this greatest of
all wars.
Better histories of these times are
available but few if any combine so
effectively the cold chronology of
events with the personalized reac
tion of the chronologer. De Sales,
an intelligent and thoughtful man,
makes clear through these notes
how millions of other intelligent
and thoughtful people were baffled
and frustrated and left powerless by
the chain reaction of events. A
reading of his diary helps one’s per
spective but offers little encourage
ment to ODtimism.
As he struggled afterward to learn
and earn more, he found inspiration
and practical help through the Pal
•tte and Chisel Club, where such a
great American artist as Walter
Ufer took time to teach him points
of technic. But Roy’s spirit of ad
venture was as keen as his artistic
perception. In 1914 he went to
Belgium as a free-lance artist to
watch the German invasion. Two
years later he was on the Mexican
Border, tough enough to be a stable
aergeant for a National Guard cav
alry outfit. He returned to France
and served in the French Army.
When the Americans arrived, he
had himself transferred to his owm
army.
Stars and Stripes.
He was assigned to the Stars and
Stripes, where he covered battles
and other assignments with such
reporters as Sergt. Alexander Wool
cott, Pvt. Harold W. Ross, afterward
to found and ecfft the New Yorker;
H. R. Baukhage, now the Washington
radio commentator, and Lt. Grant
land Rice, the dean of sports writers.
Later the artist, with his wife, a
newspaperwoman he met in Paris,
drifted around the world, sketching
as he went.
rar. xsaiunugea aiiufc&ic lu uc a.
•ene liberal in a country of strident
extremes forms an interesting por
tion of his story. He was commander
of the Willard Straight Post in New
York when it was expelled from the
American Legion for circulating a
pamphlet on Americanism which
he wrote and here reprints. Since
it is an admirable statement of
the principles on which this re
public was founded, one can only
marvel. Mr. Baldridge comments:
'•Left and right are not two evils,
they are the same evil: and safety
for liberals lies in defining the dem
ocratic course and keeping it de
fined— * * *. Meanwhile, without
the solidarity of class-conscious
groups, screaming slogans, or party
orders to lean upon, liberals musti
be staunch enough to walk a lonely
road."
►-- ”
Sordid People and Arresting Technique
Mark New Existentialist Novel by Sartre
THE REPRIEVE
By Jean-Paul Sartre. (Alfred A. Knopf; $3.)
Jcan-Paul Sartre was active m the
French Underground during the
war, so it seems reasonable to as
sume that he loves his country. His
amiability has been attested by
friends and observers, which might
be taken as an indication that he
loves his fellow man. Neither of
these fine human qualities are evi
dent in this dreary and depressing
novel which covers eight days of
international crisis in September,
1938, which ended with the signing
of the Munich Pact.
The form of this second novel of
Sartre’s existentialist trilogy is amor
phous, the characters are amoeba
like, knowing instinct but no reason.
Sartre evidently believes that their
attitudes toward the natural func
tions are especially significant, as
they are fully detailed. They often
feel clammy, unclean or nauseated.
So may the reader after 445 pages.
M. Sartre’s technique is, however,
quite spectacular and comes through
brilliantly in Eric Sutton’s brisk,
colloquial translation. He achieves
nuiuny uuu cuu
trast by shifting
characters
abruptly, some
times in the mid
dle of a sentence,
with no more
transition than a
semicolon. A ges
ture begun in
North Africa
may be complet
ed in France; a
statement made
in Czechoslova
kia may be
echoed on a ship
in the Atlantic. Jean-Paul Sartrt.
Interpolated in the conversations of {
the main characters are snatches of
official conferences net ween me
statesmen who were preparing the
rape of Czechoslovakia, which is
paralleled In the novel by the rape
of a young student who, in the per
verse way of Sartre characters, fasts
for days at a time, and when she
feels sleepy at night, drinks coffee
to wake herself up.
In such nervous fashion, and
doubtless with comparable symbols
which may escape the uninitiated,
the action flits among a group of
men and documents their reactions
and those of their companions of
the moment (wives, mistresses or
prostitutesi to being called up for
service. They include a bored North
African official, a lecherous para
lytic, a neurotic adolescent, a sim
hiitjJiiciu auu scvuai
others. Those who can, acknowl
edge their degradation, which seems
to be compensated for in some
measure by the fact of their exist
ence. Only the adolescent strikes
out at all, but his protest is a mere
whimper, which takes the form of
interrupting a pair of lovers, whose
conscience he thinks he is, although
ire admits he doesn’t know what his
rusiness is.
Mr. Sartre’s philosophy has by
row been exhaustively analyzed and
traced to the teachings of Kierke
gaard. Its substance, at least as
expressed here, appears to be a de
lial of spirituality. The sordid, fu
:ile assemblage of “The Reprieve”
symbolize the passive shame and
;uilt of Vichy. But that cannot be
;he whole story because it does not
;ake into account the affirmative
rnd courageous spirit of the Resist
mce.
—M. McG.
A V/itty and Diverting Account of Life
In the'Home of the Bean and Cod'
THE PROPER BOSTONIANS
Bv Cleveland Amorv. (E. P. Dutton & Co.; $4.50.)
The popular and highly profitable
literary pastime of Boston-baiting
•hould in time die out, since the
contest is too unequal to provide
any real sport. The chill satire of
those who have penetrated her
thick social walls and the broader
thoughts of baffled and resentful
outsiders simply fall on the deaf
ear of Bostonian provincialism,
which is firmly rooted in a con
viction of superiority. Any attempts
to disconcert the long-lived mem
bers of this durable ingrown aris
tocracy are doubtless bound to come
to naught because, as Cleveland
Amory explains, ‘‘A proper Bosto
nian does not just happen. He is
planned.”
Himself a proper Bostonian, with
an impeccable background of Na
hant, Milton and Harvard, Mr.
Amory manages to be both affec
tionate and irreverent. His text is
full of the behind-the-hand laughs
that Bostonians like best, crammed
Eyewitness Account
Of'the War Decade'
TEN EVENTFUL YEARS
Edited by Walter Yust. (Ency
clopaedia Britannica; $39.90.)
Reviewed by
PHILIP H. LOVE.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica s
new four-volume account of what it
calls "the war decade” (1937 through
1946) contains 1.500 articles, total
ing more than 3,000,000 words, and
is illustrated by 1,300 photographs,
maps and charts. It is, as those
figures suggest, an extremely com
prehensive work. But, the reader
may ask, is it also authoritative
Well, the articles w'ere written
largely by the men and women who
participated in the events and de
velopments described. For instance,
the article on the Japanese cap
ture of Corregidor was written by
Gen. Jonathan Wainwright—and
who could know more about the
battle for that island fortress than
he? Other contributions include 23
heads, or former heads, of states;
authorities representing 40 national
ities; a cross-section of the top
Allied leadership in World War II;
scientists and sociologists, philoso
phers, artists, authors and business
executives.
The 110,000 words aevoiea to uie
war are the work of 11 contributors
welded into a unified account by the
Britannica's editorial staff. And
this article, though necessarily;
synoptic, is one of the best histories
of the wai yet produced
The four handsomely bound,
beautifully printed volumes are en
cyclopedic in form, but their con
tent is quite different from thatf
of the Britannica or its annual
-Book of the Year.”
Editors, writers, teachers and stu
dents will find "Ten Eventful
Years” an invaluable source of in
formation on what Editor Yust calls
••in some ways the most significant
decade in human history." It de
serves an important place in every
well-rounded reference library.
*
with revealing anecdotes, legends,
gossip and lively sketches of color
ful Back Bay salon keepers, from
Mrs. Jack Gardner, an outlander
who out-Bostoned Boston, to the
contemporary Eleanora Sears, whose
preference for walking has brought
tier an unseemly amount of space
in the newspapers. He is critical
inly in discussing the Sacco-Van
zetti case, which was determined
ay three men whose chief qualifica
tions for the task was their position
in society.
Working from real-life Apleys of
succeeding generations, Mr. Amory
draws a fine composite portrait of
the type. The proper Bostonian,
whose fortune is in spendthrift
proof trusts, is a great civic bene
factor, elaborately frugal in his per
sonal life, and forever crying “poor
mouth.” His great predilection for
losing himself in the branches of
Pis family tree has led to a sus
picion that he is more interested in
seeping Boston the city of yesterday
rather than in making it the city
if ♦ nm nvmir 'T’li o cloifich o WVioront
Df custom, he is frosty, even brusque
m his manner. An unreconstructed
individual, he abhors personal pub
licity. He never retires from busi
ness because he never admits de
feat. In the person of Godfrey
Lowell Cabot, guiding spirit of the
Watch and Ward Society, he bans
books. In all, he is, as Van Wyck
Brooks has pointed out, "a noble
type, severely limited.”
Mr. Amory is one of the most
impertinent and disarming sons
Boston has produced in some time.
His book is exceptionally diverting
reading. It won't change anything,
as he would be the first to admit.
Might as well attempt to keep a
Beacon Hill dowager from her age
old right of jaywalking—always
against the lights. —M. McG.
Political History
Made by a Famous
Father and Son
THE LA FOLLETTES AND THE
WISCONSIN IDEA
By Edward N. Doan. (Rinehart
& Co.; $4.)
Reviewed by
J. A. O’LEARY.
This is the dual biography of a
famous father and son who figured
prominently in the political history
of this country for the past 41 years
—the late Senator Robert M. La
1 of + o onrl fnrmor Conotnr PnKort
M., jr.
For the first time since 1906 the
La Follette name is absent from the
Senate roster this year, the younger
Senator having been defeated for
renomination in 1946—when Pro
gressives generally found the going
rough.
Regardless of whether the younger
La Follette ever tries a political
comeback, the record left by him
and his father will always form an
interesting chapter in the political
history’ of the United States.
The ‘ Wisconsin Idea," as set forth
by the author, is essentially the
same as the doctrine preached by
liberals elsewhere, namely, general
welfare over special interest. The
difference is that Wisconsin pio
neered in the adoption of many lib
eral laws, largely through the
personality and vigor of the elder
Senator La Follette, who was Gov
ernor of the Badger State before
entering the arena of national pol
itics When he died in 1925, his son,
Robert M„ jr., succeeded him in
the Senate. Another son, Philip F,
La Follette, also served as Governor
of Wisconsin in the early ’30s.
All of the major battles between
conservative and liberal forces, both
in Wisconsin and in Congress, are
recounted by the author, with sym
pathetic treatment of the La Fol
1 lette viewpoint.
Jacket design by Cyrus Le Roy Batdridge for his book, “Time
and Chance
Reading and Writing
James Reynolds, Accomplished Irishman,
Has Partiality for Horses and Ghosts
Bv Marv McGrorv
James Reynolds Is an artist,
writer, horseman, architect, lec
turer, world traveler and authority
on ghosts. His being Irish might
well explain the weakness for horses,
talking, writing and apparitions. His
other accomplishments he brushes
aside with an, "Oh, that—well, I’ll
tell you.”
And tell you he will, being a spell
binder in conversation, with all sorts
of fascinating digressions about the
great houses of Ireland, blooded
horses, beautiful women, hunt balls
and race meets, Italian pictures and
palladian architecture, haunted cas
tles and exotic dishes. Yes, he
cooks, too.
The grandson of a woman who
hunted until she was 70, Mr. Reyn
olds just inherited his love for
horses, which he rides, races, breeds,
judges and paints. He came to draw
them because he loved to watch his
father at polo practice, was en
joined to strict silence and began
to sketch the ponies. Horses he
considers "architectural animals”
which seems to be the one tenuous
link with his mastery of architec
ture. an art which he has never
studied. Writing he found out in
doing “World of Horses” came as
easily as talking, which comes very
easily indeed to him. He is now
working on a biography of Andrea
Palladio, the Italian architect whom
Jefferson admired.
Just keeping up with the "ram
ifications” of his family which is
scatteKd through Virginia, Canada,
Italy and Ireland (he also keeps
horses in all these countries) takes
up a good deal of his time and has
caused a neighbor to remark that
the family name, should be changed
from Reynolds to "En Route.”
As soon as he has finished super
vising the unveiling of his two lat
est projects, Mr. Reynolds will re
turn to his Irish country seat. He
has just seen publication of his lat
est book, a handsome and harrow
ing volume called “Ghosts in Irish
Houses,” which is illustrated by
himself, of course. Later this month,
after he returns from judging horses
in Toronto, he will see the opening
of the Palladian Room at the
Shoreham, which he decorated with
murals depicting Jefferson’s dream
of the Piedmont Valley, and for
which he designed all the furni
ture and lighting effects.
Ballykineen, his demesne In
County Kildare, where he enjoys
to the hilt the life of the Irish
squire, is haunted by several quite
practical ghosts. A spirit in the
kitchen slices bread at night, while
an equally industrious one in the
stable saddles horses—phantom
horses, that is. An Irish house with
out a ghost is hardly worth the
taxes, as far as Mr. Reynolds is con
cerned.
A slight, gray-haired, blue-eyed
man, Mr. Reynolds speaks with no
brogue at all, although he can as
sume any one of four separate and
subtly different ones for the pur
poses of story-telling, which he
does with many gestures. Politi
cally, he's for the ending of the par
tition, and he believes that the
lartded Irish families are humane
and responsible. He remembers well
how his grandmother on the eve of
a reception for the Belgian Am
bassador, went down into the court
yard to overlook personally the
packing of the baskets for her pen
sioners.
Does he really believe in ghosts?
Do you think any one would dare
ask him who had listened to him
tell what happened to the last man
who saw "the bloody stones of
Kerrigan’s Keep”?
Crime and AAystery
By Miriam Ottenberg
1SN T I I A UKIMt t
By Ted Cott, William and David
Co.; (2.50.)
If you fancy yourself an expert
try your hand at this collection of qu:
knowledge of the effects of various f
procedures. Others test your deduct
the “locked room'’ puzzle, tricky qu<
the detectives of fiction. This is t
"The old sea captain was murde
woman across the hall had heard*
a scuffle, the shots and the striking
clock. The chief suspect was home
at 2 o’clock and could prove it; but
because he could not satisfactorily
explain where he was between 12
and 1 he was charged with murder.
Why?”
The answers are in the back of the
book, along with a report on the
scores made by mystery writers who
took some of the quizzes—and did
very well, too. The publishers sug
gest using the questions for party
games. That’s one way to send your
guests home wtih an inferiority
complex.
* * * *
DARK INTERLUDE
By Peter Cheyney. (Dodd, Mead
& Co.; $2.50.1
rru5iraieu jNiiiid, navuig
from their doomed fatherland, are
determined to kill o^f as many
British secret agents as they can
before death catches up with them.
To blot them put—particularly one
Rozanski—before they do any more:
damage, Agent 'Shaun O'Mara is
planted as a drunken sot in the
not-so-peaceful French countryside.
Ever a realist, O'Mara actually
reaches the next to the last stage
of alcoholism before the moment
comes when he is called upon to
serve as live bait for the trap.
Likewise considered expendable
are the wily Guelvada and the
beauteous Tanga de Sarieux. With
O’Mara they must operate in an
atmosphere where the most high
sounding patriot may be the man
they seek or the lowliest village
ne’er-do-well may be one of the
X. Manners. (Arco Publishing
in crime fact and fiction, you might
zzes. Some of them require detailed
oisons, the law, ballistics and police
ve ability. There ^re variations on
stions of observation and a bow to
ypical:
red just as his clock struck 2. The
faithful. O’Mara cheerfully faces
torture but the moment he dreads—
and knows must come—is the one
in which Tanga has to be expended.
With some variations, this is the
type of spy story that kept stay
at-homes entertained after the last
war—the espionage and counter
espionage that goes on between
wars. Modem refinements have
been added, but it’s still the old
s^ga of glamorous lady spies and
devil-may-care men with an almost
superhuman ability to survive till
the next adventure.
Of Bohemian Life
In Spain Through
A Dancer's Eyes
SEED OF THE SERPENT
By Esme Davis. (Bobbs Merril;
$2.75.)
Reviewed by
NINA PEMBERTON.
“• * • The powers of the Nag-gyar
shall be upon you * • • yet through
none of your children shall it de
scend save one alone. From the
blood of a son shall the power re
turn in a child * • Such were
some of the words spoken to Lola
Brazil, the Gypsy girl who danced
herself into fame all over Europe in
the days of Queen Victoria. As each
of the many veiled prophecies that
the old Gypsy priestess had made
to Lola come to pass, so her faith
in the beliefs of her race became
more and more a part of her life.
Marriage, children, admirers, fame
and money had all come Lola’s way,
but the great and famed Flamenco
dancer and snake charmer, who
charmed not only her snakes but
the whole of Europe, ended her
days in the same way she had
Started them, under the spell of the
Nag-gyar.
Esme Davis has herself been a
dancer and is also the author of
her autobiography, "Esme of Paris.”
Her grandmother was a Flamenco
dancer, and the accuracy and ease
with which she writes of the Bohe
mian life in Spain and of the trials
and tribulations of a dancer's life
are largely derived from conversa
tions with her grandmother.
18 Hors O'Oeuvres
And 22 Desserts
AGE OF NOON
By Henrietta Weigel. (E. P. Dut
ton & Co.; $2.75.)
Miss Weigel, whose short stories
have attracted some notice, writes
a first novel about a young dancer
named Anna. The story is told
in the third person, but might as
well have been in the first person,
because everything that happens is
seen through her eyes.
The perspective often is blurred
by the confusion of Anna’s thoughts,
though it cannot be said that the
events, such as they are, and Anna’s
own peculiar conception of them
ever are unintelligible. Miss Weigel
could write simply and clearly, even
poetically if she would. But she
apparently has tried too hard to be
neo-something or other.
Anna’s stream of consciousness is
filled with imagery, some of it quite
effective. But a book so cluttered
with figures of speech is like a ban
quet consisting of 18 kinds of hors
d’ouvres and 22 desserts. Beyond
that, Anna hardly seems of suffi
cient interest to justify a long ac
count of her various lovers, the hus
band she couldn’t live with or with
out and her dabbling in communism
because she didn’t know what to
do with herself. It might have
been better if she had turned on
the gas in the first chapter instead
of on page 220, and then no one
had turned It off in time, as hap
pened. —C. B. J.
Covering the War
(Reynal & Hitchcock; $5.)
Reviewed by
ROBERT K. WALSH.
The faithfulness, continuity, liter
ary excellence and thoughtful edit
ing of these 70 articles by 22 war
time correspondents to the New
Yorker magazine place this collec
tion far above the ordinary in value
and readibility. It should continue
to draw interest with the years, for
historians, and lest we forget what
humanity suffered and experienced,
gained and lost in war.
The pieces are as far apart, yet as
closely knit, as the opening dispatch
from London on the September day
in 1939 when Britain declared war
on Hitler, and the final report of
John Hersey on the atomic bombing
of Hiroshima in August, 1945. The
others come from all theaters of the
conflict and blend into a memorable
impression and accurate accounting
of total war.
HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC
PEOPLES
By Carl Brockelmann. Transla
tion by Joel Carmichael and
Moshe Perlmann. (G. P. Put
nam’s Sons; $6.)
This is a full and authoritative
volume on a people of ancient cul
ture and great modern political im
portance. It will be a very valuable
addition to the relatively scant sup
ply of up-to-date source material
on the Islamic world.
w orld of Oamps
By James Waldo Fawcett
The postal authorities of Great
Britain, under the prevailing Labor
Party regime, require more than
three months to “get out” a stamp.
Such, in any event, is the excuse
which they have given for not pro
ducing a royal wedding commem
orative for Princess Elizabeth. The
time between the announcement of
her engagement and her marriage,
they say, was “not sufficient.”
Elbert Baldwin, 3042 Q street
N.W., writes in criticism of com
memorative stamps as follows:
"Certainly, when I was a boy and
early learned to look with contempt
on those gaudy issues of certain
Latin American countries—pro
duced not to meet any postal need
but only as highly colored bait for
boobs—never did I expect that my
own country one day would debauch
its postage in the same way and
even with the tacit consent of a
President who rated himself a col
lector. But what with our oversized,
labellike commemoratives, what
with our artificial first-day covers
cacheted not for any postal use but
only to be placed in the albums of
boobs without having even passed
through the mails, etc., we now lead
the world in fictitious postal prac
tices! Who is to blame for this?
I don’t so much blame Jim Parley
for seeing the chance and starting
an easy, legalized racket when he
was Postmaster General and facing
the usual Post Office deficit. I
blame those American collectors
who failed, and fail, to distinguish
between legitimate postal issues and
issues made for suckers. No col
| lector had to buy these sucker
stamps. Had he not bought them,
the racket never could have gotten
Kt.ft.rt.pH ”
The Franklin D. Roosevelt stamps
of Guatemala are not sold at the
post offices of that country. Gordon
Harmer of Scott Publications mean
while has let it be known that the
mourning issues for the late Presi
dent produced by Abyssinia, Hun
gary and San Marino will be grant
ed only tentative listing in Scott’s
catalogs.
A stamp in remembrance of Will
Rogers, cowboy philosopher, may be
authorized shortly. Requests for such
a commemorative have been received
by the Post Office Department at
intervals since his death in a plane
crash with Wiley Post at Point Bar
row, Alaska, August 15, 1935.
Collectors of the stamps and
covers of Jamaica, British colony
in the West Indies, are asked to
communicate to Judge J. M. Nether
sole, St. Anns Bay, Jamaica, B. W.
I„ any information they may have
which would be helpful in the edit
ing of a revision of “Jamaica: Its
Postage History, Postage Stamps
and Postmarks,” originally publish
ed in 1928.
Back In 1932 a civilian employe
of the Bureau of Supplies and Ac
counts, Navy Department, on leave
of absence, took a trip to the Medi
terranean and Black Seas. From
such distant ports as Malta, Sa
lonika, Smyrna, Naples, Istanbul,
Genoa and Casablanca she sent
post cards to the stamp-collecting
10-year-old son of a Supply Corps
officer friend.
Last month a newly commissioned
Supply Corps ensign reported to the
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts on
temporary duty prior to going to
the Navy Supply Corps School,
Bayonne, N. J. He was assigned to
the Naval Reserve Administration
branch of the Division of Naval
Personnel and Training. Here he
met Miss Hazel Kugler of 1730 M
street N.W., Washington, D. C„ ad
ministrative assistant of the section,
whose first words to him were, “Do
you still have your stamp collec
tion?’’
After 15 years, circumstances had
brought together, once more, the
young philatelist and the traveler
who had contributed so much to
his collection.
The ensign Is Joseph A. Reben
tisch, Jr.. S. C„ U. S. N„ of 209 Clin
ton avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y„ and his
father is Capt. Joseph A. Rebentisch,
S. C., U. S. N., retired, presently on
duty with War Assets in New York.
In the past 15 years Ensign Reben
tisch’s stamp collection has grown
from 1,000 to 13,000 stamps, but he
still features the issues sent to him
by Miss Kugler in 1932.
Airmail service will be inaugu
rated on or about January 1 at
Waterloo. Iowa, on Route AM-48
and at Plainview, Tex., on Route
AM-64. Special cachets will be pro
vided for the offices stipulated, and
the usual handling of philatelic mall
has been authorized.
The Francis Scott Key commemo
rative probably will go on flrst-day
sale at Baltimore and Frederick,
Md., coincidentally. Readers with
suggestions for the design are asked
to get in touch with Supt. Robert E.
Fellers, Post Office Department.
A stamp in compliment to Gold
Star Mothers scheduled for release
sometime early in 1948, ought to in
clude Gold Star fathers, wives and
husbands. Such, in any event, is
the opinion of a number of collectors
whose families suffered casualties
during the Second World War.
P. B. Coremans, director of the
Central Laboratory of Belgian Mu
seums, will lecture on “The Van
Meegeren Case”—the forgery of
Vermeer pictures—at the National
Gallery of Art at 5 pun., today.
Stamp collectors are Invited to at
tend.
Approximately 200 books pub
lished in Finland In recent years
are on display in the main exhibi
tion hall, first floor, main building.
Library of Congress. Many of the
volumes shown are of interest to
the philatelic public.
A pleasant gesture to fellow
philatelists has been developed by
a reader of The Star stamp column
who says: “Why not use Cipex
sheets on Christmas cards to stamp
friends? I suggest prompt action,
however, since the supply of the
100th anniversary commemoratives
available in the Philatelic Agency
is not unlimited.”
The 5-cent and the 10-cent re
issues may be cut out and used
separately on Christmas mail or
both may be used to provide special
delivery.
The Washington Philatelic Society
will hold a business meeting at the
Sheraton Hotel, Fifteenth and L
streets N.W., Wednesday evening at
8. The agenda includes the award
of the De Voss Trophy in recogni
tion of services to the organization.
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"Eost Side, West Side," Morcio Davenport
"The Moneymon," Thomas B. Costain__
"Came a Cavalier," Frances Parkinson Keyes_
["Proud Destiny," Lion FeuchtwongerI
'Prince of Foxes," Samuel Shellabarger _
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"Speaking Frankly," James F. Byrnes_
"A Study of History," Arnold J. Toynbee_
"Inside U. S. A.," John Gunther
"Peoee ef Mind." by Joshua Loth Liebman
"War As I Knew It," Gen. George S. Patton, jr.
"Lucky Forword," Col. Robert S. Allen_
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