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Friday, March 21, 1941
The United States Government has
thrown open to the public its new
National Gallery of Art, donated by
Andrew W. Mellon and dedicated by
the President of the United States to
the preservation of freedom, “every
where endangered.”
Standing in the midst of priceless
paintings and sculpture dating from
.the thii-teenth century and address
ing a throng of nearly 8,000 public
officials, diplomats, and art connois-l
geurs assembled in the Gallery's pa
latial halls, President Roosevelt, de- ;
dared that “the freedom of the hu
man spirit and human mind whichj
has produced the world’s great art'
• and all its sciences—shall not be ut- 1
terly destroyed.
“To accept, today, the works of
German painters such as Holbein and
Durer, and of Italians like Botticelli
and Raphael, and of painters of the
Low Countries like Van Dyck and
, Rembrandt, and of famous French
:: men, famous Spaniards—to accept
“ this work today on behalf of the peo
ple of this democratic Nation is to
assert the belief of the people of this
Nation in a human spirit which now
•• is everywhere endangered and which
in many countries, where it first
found form and meaning, has been
. rooted out and broken and destroyed,”
„ the President declared.
Also participating in the dedication
ceremony were Samuel H. Kress, New
.| .York chain-store operator who has do
his collection of 375 Italian
paintings and 18 sculptures to hang
along with Mr. Mellon’s 126 paintings
..and 21 sculptures; Paul Mellon, son
i'of the Pittsburgh financier, states
man, and diplomat; and Chief Justice
Charles Evans Hughes, Chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the new
The Chief Justice hailed the Gal
lery as a “memorial to an eminent
* benefactor, whose patriotic ardor and
love of art prompted the conception
of his plan for public enrichment,
sow happily brought to fruition.”
Mr. Kress, who has lived alone sur
rounded by his paintings for many
years, told the audience: “I shall miss
them. But I am happy in the thought
that, during my lifetime, my collec
tion intact is settled in my country
in a permanent home in this magnifi
cent structure. It is a great privi
lege to give our best to our country.
4s an older person, I feel this par
ticularly now that we are asking our
young men to place their lives at the
' disposal and service of their Govern
. ment.”
: •; The dedication recalled to Presi
, dent Roosevelt the completion of
United States Capitol, which the new
gallery rivals in size and general con
tpur. That was during the Civil War
and it had been “an expensive and
laborious business, diverting money
and labor from the prosecution of the
war, and certain citizens found much
to criticize.
“Lincoln when he heard the crit
icisms, answered: “If the people see
the Capitol going on, it is a sign we
intend the Union shall go on.’
“We may,” declared Mr. Roosevelt,
"borrow the words for our own. We,
too, intend the Union shall go on. We
intend it shall go on, carrying with
it the great tradition of the human
spirit which created it.
“The dedicaion of this gallery to
a living past, and to a greater and
more richly living future, is the meas
are of this earnestness of our inten
tion that the freedom of the human
spirit shall go on.”
While praising unstintingly the gen
•rosity of Mr. Mellon and Mr. Kress,
the President took the opportunity
to allude to the New Deal theory of
art as “not something just to be own
ad, but something to be made.
“It is the act of making and not!
-the act of owning which is art,” he
declared. Referring to the rooms
full of American paintings spread a
cross the country in the last few
years, “some of it good, some of it
. aot so good,” the President insisted
that “art is not a treasure in the past
or an importation from another coun
try, but part of the present life of all
the living and creating peoples—all
who make and build; and, most of
all, the young and vigorous peoples
who have made and built our present
wide country.”
The great throng of distinguished
guests, many of whom had come from
other cities for the opening, circulated
through the scores of galleries, each
designed in background to fit the
school of art on display. Largest
group of spectators, both expert and
lay, gathered around Raphael’s soft
toned “Alba Madonna” for which Mr.
Mellon reputedly paid more than sl,-
000,000 to the Hermitage Gallery in
Most popular spots for resting were
the stoops in the two garden courts,
banked with varieties of brililant yel
low acacia bushes. In the center of
“It’s A Great Life If You Don’t Weaken” By Jack Rabbit
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Mr D ro T ( the; ) t (if THE CUSTOMERS) j
Flower Containers Are
Important Accessories
Living-room accessories are tell
tale touches of an artistic hostess.
And she realizes that flower con
tainers are most important!
Throughout the year, growing
plants or cut blossoms always add
a livable touch to any room.
Since the fireplace is usually a
center of interest in the room, here
is an excellent place to arrange
plant groupings.
Crystal cornucopias, Wedgwood
garden pots, Lenox urns in soft
shades of dusty rose, sage green,
golden yellow, white shell pottery,
i glazed pottery in chartreuse and
! peachblow, Myrtle wood vases, Chi
nese pewter and copper containers
... all are designed for every style
of hearth.
Here are a few hardy plants that
will flourish in these containers:
Wandering jew, Philodendron, Eng
lish, Kenilworth and grape ivy.
Flowering plants include hardy
fuchsia, new-growth honeysuckle
and nasturtiums. Give them plenty
of water and an occasional sunning
and they will last for some time.
To soften the severity of a round,
unframed mirror, place two decora
tive wall brackets on either side
about one-third distance up from
the bottom of the mirror. On these
brackets use a pair of decorative
containers with trailing ivy.
On a high Georgian mantel try a
large pottery cornucopia on one end
with variegated ivy trailing across
the mantel. Complete the picture
with a pair of lovely figurines at
the other end.
Beginning of Gas Lighting
“Gas for lighting had its begin
ning in this country in 1816 when
Peale employed it to light his mu
seums in Philadelphia and Balti
more. It was first supplied to pri
vate houses in Baltimore in 1820,
and was introduced for street light
ing in Boston in the same year and
in New York in 1823. Its first use
in the Episcopal church was in St.
Mark’s and St. Bartholomew’s
churches in New York city in 1836.
“Even in New York city the two
principal chapels of Trinity parish
were not equipped with stoves until
1815, the only defense that people
had against the winter’s cold being
the tin boxes filled with coals that
they brought from home. Anthra
cite-burning stoves were introduced
in St. Peter’s, Albany, N. Y., in
1823, but they did not prove satis
factory and the old box stoves had
to be put back to supplement them.
In St. Luke’s church, New York
city, a further step in the evolution
of heating was made in 1830 when
the stoves were moved from the
body of the church, and an attempt
was made to heat it entirely by
‘flues from without.’ ”
The most important rule to remem
ber when cooking vegetables is to
cook them only until the vegetables
are tender. Color and flavor are as
important as crispness, and nutritive
values when they are affected by the
different processes of cooking should
be guarded as far as possible.
each played fountains adorned with
cherubs that once graced the gardens
of Versailles. Another larger foun
tain surmounted with . Giovanni Bo
logna’s famous bronze figure of Mer
cury splashed gently in the rotunda,
modeled after the Pantheon in Rome
and flanked by columns of green Ital
ian marble. Guests who could not
crowd into the hall where the Presi
dent delivered his address, heard thru
loud speakers installed in the other
The Marine Band furnished half a
dozen orchestras scattered through
the Gallery.
A bit of news announced in con
nection with the opening was the loan
to the Gallery of a group of Ameri
can paintings by Chester Dale and
the donation of a collection of prints
by Miss Ellen Bullard and three
anonymous donors. Later on the Gal
lery expects to obtain the art collec
tion of Joseph E. Widener, Philadel
phia traction magnate and philan
The National Gallery will be open
to the public without charge every
day in the year except Christmas and
New Year’s Day.
The Sanitation inspector of the lo
cal Health Dept, has revealed by
his inspections of farms and public
places, that people in the County still
fail to see the need for improving or
replacing their outside toilet with a
proper one. They claim it is to ©ex
pensive because the price of $23.96
is too high. This is due'to a misun
derstanding on how the Works Pro
gress Administration and the State
Department of Health operate the
present toilet project.
If the property owner will supply
the proper lumber and hardware, it
will then be necessary for the owner
to buy only the sanitary unit which
is $6.08. All labor involved ‘is sup
plied free of charge by the W. P. A.
All'advice is given free of charge by
the County Sanitarian who can be
contacted by simply dropping a card
to him at the State Department of
Health office in Snow Hill, Md.
To be satisfying a meal need not
be elaborate but show good selection
and be planned around the meat dish.
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but never beer
Soda Pop is fine for those who enjoy sweet-tasting drinks.
But anyone who enjoys truly fine beer knows that any trace of j(|f
sweetness in beer takes away from the true flavor...leaves an my - J|BpM|^^k
after-taste that covers up the natural beer-i-ness. ’ M ’ >■•;
TJEAL BEER drinkers who like their beer right say there's no
XV beer like dry beer. And they order Gunther's because it hasn't vjBW|M Wm^M
the after-taste of “sweet” type beers. l|^|||ij^p
Gunther’s is brewed a special way. Extra hops, together with tbe 1 * ' '%'smSL '''
finest of ingredients... aged for months on end to full maturity... | * / *,%%**'.
combine to give Gunther’s a lighter, drier flavor.. .free from tbe V , r, ‘
%m§M 'Wy/'- w* ■'■
cfter-taste of "sweet” type beers. mm^
Yes, this special way of making Gunther’s DRY is costly. But the I Jj^
protective dry quality of Gunther's is making 1941 our most sue* \
ecssful year since repeal.
Taste a glass of Gunther’s today. See how much smoother it goes
down ... how much more satisfying it is .. . and what a wonderful /
thirst-quencher! That clean fresh taste, that absence of after-taste,
the unique quality that has made this special dry lager so famous •.'
emong bartenders, international beer experts and regular everyday
beer drinkers!
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Canada’s Minister
- 1
Leighton McCarthy, grandchild
Canada’s newly-appointed minis
ter” to the U. S., Leighton Mc-
Carthy, above, is shown -with his
granddaughter, Elizabeth Bell, as
they make themselves at home in
their new Washington residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Lee and grand
daughter, of Chester, Pa., spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Brittingham. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Brittingham and children, of Poco
moke City, spent Sunday in the home.!
Miss Goldie Brittingham remained
for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mason, of Phila
delphia, Pa., spent a few days this
week at their home here.
Mr. Roy Watson and Mr. Willard
Northam of Newport News, Va.,
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
E. Pruitt.
Mr. Walton Hudson has returned;
home from Baltimore, Md., where he
has been a patient in a hospital -for
quite some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tarr and Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Lilliston spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Phillips
at Hebron, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodros Dryden, of
Wilmington, Del., spent the week-end
with her mother, Mrs. Henry Crow
Mr. Byrd Cherrix, of Wilmington,
Del., spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. Lora Brimer.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hancock, Mr.
and Mrs. Maurice Hancock and Mr.
George Hancock of New Church, Mr.
and Mrs. Norman Collins and daugh
ter, Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Hurley
and Mr. Harry Collins were dinner
guests Sunday in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Ellis.
M rs. S. B. Merritt spent part of j
last week with relatives in Wilming
ton, Del.
Mrs. Ev. Hudson and Mrs. George
Holloway, of Chincoteague, spent last
Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Mrs. Leroy Moore, of Millington,!
Md., spent part of last week with j
her father, Mr. Charlie Sharpley.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Duncan, of
Salisbury, Md., spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Russell.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Crowley and
children, spent Sunday with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Parsons at
Portersville, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Coffin spent J
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William |
Chapman in Baltimore, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Ebe Birch, Mr. and
Mrs. Grayson Birch and children,
Rose, Marie, Susie Lee, of Chincotea
gue, spent Monday with Mrs. Henry
Miss Frances Hudson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hudson, of near
Greenbackville and Mr. Howard Wim
hrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Wim
brow of Greenbackville, were quietly
married on Wednesday evening,
March 12th by the Rev. J. H. Gardner
at the Methodist parsonage at Stock
ton, Md. The only attendants were
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wimbrow.
A . meeting of the milk shippers to
r the Princess Anne Cooling -station
and farmers interested ‘in 'dairying
will be held this coming - Wednesday
evening, March 26th at 7:30 o’clddk
in the Courthouse at Princess Anne.
Mr. Clayton Reynolds, field repres
entative of the Inter-State Milk Pro
duction Cooperative will attend the
meeting and will discuss the milk
.situation at the local milk plant. -
The milk company desires to in
crease the milk supply from this area
and it is hoped that all farmers in
terested in dairying and the future
development of the cooling station,
will attend this meeting.
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