Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1945 · Page 13
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SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1945 THIRTEEN nurses hated and despised the elaborated many-talked bondage* and used, them as dusters whenever the ward sister took her eye* of! them. Mrs. Perry put her ladies back to tm in Booth Tarkington pens Another Hit During his lifetime/. Booth Tar- tlneton has become a living classic, like George Bernard Shaw, he has rid something of interest to 1 say to several-successive generations. Perhaps with Shaw, he goes on because a sense of. reality which keeps in touch with things and peo- as they are. Tarkington has jiv j through a momentously chang- i ir'g America, yet for each generation, 1^8= has had stories of vital interest. CH-nllcr. peaceful' times produced •penrod," "Alice Adams," and I -seventeen." When romance was in power, Tarkington wrote "Monsieur •e." ; For the full-blown ;, •.-- Tarkington had that study of a capitalistic fnm- The Magnificent Ambersons." 'i'n'd (or this realistic time of war |»-Ith a future full of adjustments in person lives and national .psychology, • has given us "Imagine of Joseph•• iDoubleday, Doran). Literary ild selection for March and Ijj-G-M movie of next year, "Image |'c,f Josephine" shows Tarkington i=si!i lias something to say. ~!n the story of Josephine OakHn iTarSlngion takes up a theme which irlll become more common as the Iwr goes on and ends. In Josephine Tturbulent. strong-willed and gifted kt have an American girl who light- jtjt whim Ls accomplished practically ifore It is expressed; Not all Amer- |lj, .erchange of mistaken Vdentitles. he tound himself in Berlin as the Herr Professor Ulseth, a distinguished scientist whom the Nazis expected to produce. the most destructive explosive the world had yet seen. With ,he help of an assistant, he staged a great demonstration of his explosive for Hitler, Goebbels and a glittering assembly of Nazi "notables. The explosion point was at a safe distance from the wooden platform where Hitler was to press the button that wouJd set it off. After a long-winded scientific explanation of the wonders of his explosive, Ul- senite, Tommy connected up the wires and gave Hitler the signal to press the button. "There followed an earsplltting roar, and debris flew up in a dense cloud, blotting out the scene; the ground jerked beneath their feet Hitler ducked instinctively and clung to the table; small pebbles and fragments of soil rained down upon them all. Even Hambledon turnec rather white. 'Remarkable! Astounding 1 Incredible! 1 Hitler said. It was, too, for Hambledon's explosion was causec by a couple of tons of that well- known TNT which Tommy had buried under the touted Ulsenite and thus had safely hidden from the ever-suspicious eyes of the Gestapo. The success of the demonstration enabled Tommy to stay longer in Germany for the real work a hand in "Green Hazard," namely the real singeing of the Nazi beard You will enjoy "Green Hazard" for inlttlng In which It im possible o waste quite so much material, as one could always unravel the ones hat were knitted all wrong and knit hem up again." "The American demand for a world court Is more than a century old," says Denna >rmnk Fleming In •The United States and the World Court" (Doubled*? Doran).- for the last fifty years, many American representatives at frequent International conferences have worked out numerous plans tor world court* and our participation in them. Every time the legislation and treaties necessary for our entrance Into a world court hare cone up In the Senate, they have been killed by an obstructionist minority group. This minority group has bsen one hundred percent successful because such legislation requires the approval of two-thirds of the senate and can thus be killed by one-sixteenth of the total membership of Congress. The matt notorious miscarriage of he will of the people wax, of count, the League of Nation*. The Senate Croup th«n ted by Henry Cabot dg*, prevented the acceptance of the League in the Senate, though Lodge himself admitted that >5% of the StnaU was for it when first presented, and Borah, alco an opponent" of the League, said that M% of the country was for It. • Mr. Fleming point* out that the provision for two-third* majority to pass treatie* ki th* one thing in our OonstitutSon that other countries have not copied. He proposes a constitutional amendment to allow treaties to pass by simple majority, a suggestion which has been backed by powerful newspai>er and popular support. As he says, however, the final responsibility for this shocking minority rule lies 'not with the obstructionists in the Senate, but with the people who put them there, with the American voters. As an aid to knowing Just what the situation is for which American voters are re- sponsible/ we *u0rcct a reading of Denna Kranlc Fleming'! "The United States and the World Court," ,.,..,»,.» • -,;...- : How would you feel if a great artist painted a picture of you and pushed you into national fame? In "Artist In Iowa, A Life of Grant Wood," Darrell Garwood <W. W. Norton) has some amusing Ulas about models for Grant Wood's well-known picture, "American Gothic." How the models react depends largely on whether or not the likeness fa flattering. Most o! Or&nt: Wood's are not In one painting, j "American Gothic," Grant Wood wanted to emphasise the effect of their hard Ule and strict Bible Belt beliefs had on a certain type of lowu (arm people. He hoped, too, to disguise his models the better by exaggerating the sterness. But Grant Wood's sens* of reality betrayed him. As soon as "American Gothic" was put on exhibition, the cittaens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the artist's home town, recognized two of their fellow-townspeopfc. Won* for the models was the feci thai '• American Gothic" burst on th* art world like a bombshell. Wood WM hallfd as the discovery of the exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute where the picture first WM shown to the public. He was called an Iowa. Moses who had come to lead art into the Promised Land, a second Oolum- bus who at last had discovered America,:In art. And Grant Wood carried the models of "American (Continued on Pz.ge 19, C»l, l) ,-an girls have a grandfather with| the vicarious pleasure it will givi . _-.j j..., you j n seeing tb* Nazis outwitted, and also for the sheer excitement in the adventures of an ingenious Intelligence agent. :: •In "The Headmistress" fKnopf), Angela Thirkell pokes a little fun at the British ladies who do volunteer money and devotion to the ~a to endow a museum of fine arts tr.d a symphony orchestra for the of his fellow townsmen in a mid- kestern'city.-Not all American girls .the brilliant precociousness nd the energy to carry such a pro- fcrt through. Many Americnn girls Ihare Josephine's self-interest nncl work during the war. Mrs. Thir- Aiserjsi'.iveness to anybody or any-Cell's book is on the whole about tins but the jr own wishes. They other things, but we quote this pas- lavc been well-trained to such ! Ea B e to show that other nations be- faf by over-indulgent parents. nn Bailey Fount, the young sides ours have trouble in making their volunteer organizations eftici- ^r.dscapc painter who came back | enl -The two ladies, Mrs. Bclton and the gruelling experiences ofi Mr5 - Perry, are, ol course, charac- jtenic the death of every one of hLs |«e-:r. comrades holding a jungle Ivtr ford on a Pacific Island, Is an terican who will be all too com|:a in the next few years. Places .he Oaklin Fine Arts Museum Mi tie refuges for young men like ters in the book. "Mrs. Belton sets out for Plassey House where Mrs. Perry had a working party once a week, though no one ever quite knew what it was for. At the outbreak of the war, Mrs. Perry turned her workers to BEFORE YOU BUY ANY ' HEARING AID .. ; SEE AND TRY THE NEW REVOLUTIONAR "ALL-IN-ONE" iiiiey. Some of them will be able to|making pyjamas for the Barchestcr b: hold of themselves and find! Infirmary. When this was amal- Jicc before girls like Josephine. •What happens when a beautiful. \:Scliiig and ruthless girl like ;ephine Oaklin gets hold of a'do with, and in any case did inot gamated with the Barchester Gen-i eral Hospital who already had more pyjamas than they knew what to kskened and nervously shattered ly like Bailey Fount is the ques- pn Booth Tnrkington asks in approve of the pattern used by the Infirmary, all of the ladies -switched to seaboot stockings for the Mer- nagine of Josephine." Will he be [chant Navy, but were headed off Iccied. or will he have still another! from th is b y nn urgent appeal for V.r.-e of resilience to regain his j nightgowns for expectant mothers Ijusiment, perhaps even to bring Kb a self-centered and turbulent |I to some realization of herself? ;ooth Tarkington writes in of Josephine" about a UBtioh that is pertinent and mov- In our times. In reading his fcy. you will as usual enjoy his JUful unfolding of the narrative, clear, real characters, and the E'r.enuc feel of his midwestern •.Ericau city. .:. * * * Jne of the most intriguing head-} ;s in a history hook in use in the liie schools a while ago was "Sir incls Drake Singes the King of! tins Beard." Half the charm of I ny Hambledon's adventures in g Coles' new thriller, "Green ( ard," (Dpubleday, Etoran) comes a Tommy's singeing the flgura- beards of Hitler, Goebbels and er Nazi leaders. You may re-, inter the earlier books about j British Intelligence agent,' fink to Yesterday," and "Toast to piorrow," which were so out- ptilng that the Literary Guild «Je them a dual book club selec- i a few years ago. If you do, you ! know that Tommy Hambledon Iquite capable of doing a good job evacuated from a bombed West- country town. This was followed by an interval of making four-tailed bandages, during which every worker got her hair, eyes and nose full of particles of lint. 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