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August 12, 1948

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EIGHT Great French Artists Help To Make 'A Church Unique In Christendom' By CARL HARTMA.V ASSY, France, (AP) — High in the Alps, almost literally in the shadow of Mont Blanc, some of this country's greatest modern painters have almost completed work on a church unique in Christendom. Henri Matisse. Georges Braque. Pierre Bonnard, Jean Lurcat, Fernand Leger, Georges Rouaull, Tacques Lipschit?, — the names read like a roster of the most sought-after arlists of our times, kmong them are at least one pro- Communist, a Cafholic, an atheist md a Jew. Most of them have rontributed their time and genius o decorating the Roman Catholic "hurch of Our Lady of All the traces. So far it has cost only 3.000,000 :rancs (510,000 at the current sole religious picture of his ca- CHURCH IN THE ALPS .-ate). Its style inspired by the mountain scenery, with the sloping roof reer, a portrait of the French mystic St. Francis de Sales. He painted it at the age of 78. a few »-«„,,;^«j i. 41. i. ----•—o "-• H°""<=U u di me age 01 10. a lew required by the heavy snowfalls, years be£ore hjs recent dealn and he church was begun m 1937 and i, has not yet been hung, is not yet complete. It was open ed for worship in 1942, however. In charge are the Dominican monks known as "white fathers," whose sanatorium, with others in the neighborhood, furnish most of the parishioners. Bonnard, whose work was recently the subject of a show at New York's Museum of Modern Art, painted for this church the LIPSCHITZ is sculpting a Virgin Mary, for which there is a preliminary model in Xew York. The remarkable thing about it, to the ordinary observer, is that the face is entirely blank. The idea is that each worshipper may draw his own conception of the face. To shield the Virgin's alcove from the mountain cold, Lurcat has woven a huge tapestry which will enclose the choir on three sides. It is decorated with suns, moons, flowers and animals in the explosive style made familiar (o American art lovers by the collection of French tapestries that re cently toured (he United States. ! Just behind the great granite columns, over the main doorway, is Legers mosaic of the church's patron — Our Lady of All the Graces — in brilliant gold, white and black. * * * THE TABERNACLE. where bread and wine for Holy Com munion are kept, has been orna mented by Braque. Braque likes to paint still life — loaves of bread, fish, bottles of wine — in .dark browns* and greens. In his painting for the tabernacle he has used the fish, as a symbol for Christ. Rouault. whose fervently Catholic paintings resemble stained glass, has provided some colored windows. He has done a St. Veronica and a Descent from the Cross in a new technique. Matisse, at 79 the grand old man of French art. has not yet sent in his contribution, but is expected to do so soon. THE EVENING INDEPENDENT. MASSILLON. OHIO The crown still owns more than 90 per cent of Canada's forest areas. Smithsonian's Coins Should Be Shined Every Five Years By JANE EADS WASHINGTON, (AP)-Mendel Peterson -.vas getting set to shine up a batch of pieces-of-eight, doubloons, shekels andI o h« coins when 1 walked into ins cubbyhole at the Smithsonian Institution. "It's a job (hat should be done every five years," said Peterson the sociate curator of the Smithsonian's division of historv in charge of the coin collection. ' The coin polishing is.quite a project. There arc more than 30,000 .pieces in the Smithsonian collection 'dating back to the first known coin, struck in Lydia. a kingdom in Asia Minor, about 650 B. C. It was struck from a natural allo> of gold and silver, called eleclrum. found in the alluvial deposits of the area. The Smithsonian receives all U. S. coins from the mint as they come out. but there is no money to buy money from foreign countries. There is a large loan collection of the American Numismatic association, placed in the Smithsonian in memory of Maurice Wonnser, one-time association president. * * * PETERSON CAME to the Smithsonian in April after serving five years with the navy in the Pacific and more recently with the navy's Antartic development project, i'le got his M. A. degree in history at Vanderbilt university and wrote his thesis on numismatics, which tie believes is a contributing source in historical research. He is also a member of the American Numismatic association. He lives in Arlington, Va., with nis attractive wife and two chil'd-. ren and keeps a small coin collection of his own in 40 little drawers of a teakwood cabinet. His coins range from the ancient to the very modern. "The average person thinks that age determines the value of coins, but this is absolutely false," he told me. "The value is determined the exact way the value of any other commodity is determined — on the number available and the demand for the particular coin." For instance, he says, there are many excellent examples of ancient Roman dinari that can be obtained from dealers for as little as a dollar. On the other hand, there are certain commemorative U. S. 50 cent pieces, issued within the past 15 years, that will bring as much as §10. Many ancient coins are obtainable in uncirculated editions- brand new. that is. PeteYson explains why. . . "During certain periods in later Roman history 'moneyers' accompanied the Roman legions and struck imperial silver coins in the name of the emperor for payment of the troops. Say it's a frontier encampment— Jiere's an attack on the wall—the moneyers quickly throw everything into chests, grab their swords and run like mad. . . 2,000 years latet some Scotchmen, furrowing the field, turns up the coins." Asks Herbert To Oust Mayor POMEROY—A letter to Gov. Thomas J. Herbert and signed by a majority of the members of the village council, Wednesday asked Herbert to "take immediate steps" to remove Mayor Del mar A. Canaday from office. Elected last November, Canaday has been in a continual disagreement with council. Within his first month in office had announced his candidacy for congress as the democratic candidate; held a mass meeting at which time he tore up a copy of a proposed 1V> income tax when the majority of those present in Pomeroy high school auditorium indicated NOW 6N IIV^TT DISPLAY RANGES — REFRIGERATORS DISHWASHERS — SINKS LINCK ELECTRIC SHOP 46 FIRST ST., SW. TPIURSDAY, AUG. 12, 1948 their displeasure, and "resigned." He "resigned" openly on two occasions; mentioned it to councilmen on a third occasion and asked for a several months' leave of absence which he did not take, on a fourth occasion. At the times he "resigned" he did so m such a manner that his resignation did not hold from a legal standpoint and each time he assumed his office without missing as much as a day from his administra tivc duties. In the formal request to the governor the council charged him with nonfeasance and misfeasance- conduct unbecoming a duiy elected olficial of a municipality; making purchhses entailing the expenditures of several hundred dollars without councilmanic approval' withholding certain public information from members of council the press and village residents Judy Lynn Pastry Shop ......My Boyl^Bakcg, OPPOSITE WESLW THEATER v> Gosh, it's a good thins I didn't forget to bring home these JUDY J.YNN DONUTS. WHERE QUALITY Saturday Specials Burnt Sugar CAKE DANISH PASTRY RAISED PRETZELS TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 1 p. m ™-^^^^^M«M^^^» Open Every Night Except Wednesday Till 9 p. M. Close Wed at Noon WE HAVE SUPERIOR ICE CREAM g If you haven't stopped in for our August Furniture Sale yet . . . hurry on down - we ve values galore in s.ore for you. You need pay only 10-, down . . . balance' 'in* easy divided payments. Store Hours 9:30 to 5:30 Personal Shopper Dial 2-1581 OvNEIL'S A S\S L L N NEW 1948 G-E COMBINATION REFRIGERATOR DEFROSTS ITSELF Ample Bottle Storage, Holds 17 Square Milk Bottles 4 G-E Ice Cube Trays . . . Hold Twenty Ice Cubes "1 1 •*• $219 50 f\r\ OO Reg. $363.50 Coordinated 6-Piece Living Room Ensemble! Complete With Sofa, 2 Chairs, 3 Tables Here's What 2-Pc. Living Room Suite Lady's Barre! Back Chair You Get: 2'Solid Mahogany Lamp Tables Solid Mahogany Cocktail Table ' sss down, the balance in easy divided payments. Stop in tomorrow! g r °° m enscmblc this da V and age ... and you nod pay only 10% Furniture—Second Floor—O'Neil's m^e^^s^ ^^^^'^^^^J^i^SS^SS-^SffiiB^asgBiffiB^H^^^^p^^i^ii SALE! SOLID MAHOGANY TABLES! Electrical Appliances— O'Neil's—. Second Floor SALE! REGULAR $49.95 FIRESIDE CHAIRS $34 each pair Pardon our crowing, but we think this is one of the most outstanding chair values we've offered in a long time! It has everything you expect of an occasional chair . a handsome printed faille front, antique nail head and loop fringe trim, graceful mahogany finish legs ... all at a moderate price. Farafare—Second Floor—O'XeH's $15.95-$18.95 Values Four Distinctive Styles se lier tables! Ova] - Sheraton ]am P tables! Oval pedestal-base cocktail tables! Drum T K- i UHI \aoies AH beautifully finished; all have the appearance of much more expensive piece^ ' ^i i ty lo your room - ' ' Choose from four st ^ Ies in solid mahogany at this low value during our August Furniture Sale! G <C -f *•* I X. Furniture— Second FI««r— O'Neil's