Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on October 27, 1950 · Page 24
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.--Photo by Pat McGowan A RICH MAYAN tapestry, rich in symbolism, which can best be admired in full color is explained by Mrs. J. E. Cowan, its weaver. To Mrs. Cowan, each figure means something. She points out the head of the Mayan king. In the upper corners are Mayan glyphics, which have not yet been successfully deciphered. Tapestry Cherished Work Bank Debits Up 16th Week In Row Tucson bank debits hit a" n high for the 16th consecutive wesk during the past week, over the same period a year ago, according to Robert Salvatierra, manager of the Tucson Clearing House association. For the week ending Wednesday the gain was $2,225,628 or 17.6 per cent over the same week of-1949, Total debits for the week ending Oct. 25 were S14,834,7S9. For the same week in 1949, the totals' were $12,609,141.. "Fatal clearing house transactions for the past week were 814,867,626. while a year ago the total was $12,638,601. Europe Army To Come Soon tcrial. But never has she been as happy with anything as the most primitive of them all and the last she tried. "Actually, it's nothm? but a simple darning weave, yon know," she said,-then launched into-a technical. discussion, of just how.weaves are-made. Weaving has not yet become pop- ularjzed here in the southwest, although it is native to this part ot the country, according to Mrs. .Cowan. "It is an art;form that/has infinite possibilities. It is superb for' Southwestern colors," .sb.e said. ·Mrs,, Cowan' began 'weaving' in St. Louis, which has an active weaving guild. In the '3Qs, her two earlier Mayan tapestries .toured the country iff a tapestry exhibit: Mr. and Mrs. Cowan, has lived here just o n e year. ' - ' . . - . - ·-. "We should have come sooner," is their conclusion. Mrs. Cowan; added, "And : if anyone, wants t o j talk tapestry-;weaving, I'd be delighted." ' WASHINGTON, Oct. 27. S)--The combined military force for defense of western .Europe.may be a going concern, headed by atl American as supreme commander, within the next two months. The military committee of the North Atlantic treaty organization last night completed a-set of recommendations- to be handed to the defense ministers of the 12 treaty powers when they meet here Saturday. The blueprint prepared "by the chiefs of staff composing the military committee provides: creation of an integrated force for the collective defense of all the North Atlantic treaty,area (both Europe and-the western hemisphere group of Canada and the United State); an integrated force for protection of the European area; the ..establishing of a supreme headquarters for the European force; the appointment of a supreme commander. -There were" broad, hints that the nucleus of the European force, together ,with a supreme'commander, would be functioning by January. Neither the official communique nor an American spokesman, who discussed it gave any hint-on two points of major interest--the size of the collective force and its components or the nationality of the supreme, commander. ·, Nevertheless, most speculation centered on Gen. Dwight D. Eisen hower, supreme commander of allied forces in.western Europe in World War II. Those who guessed it would be Eisenhower pointed significantly to a scheduled meeting of the general with President Truman on Saturday. The questions of a supreme.com-1 in'ander and the forces to be contributed to the mutual defense system won't be settled by the recommendations of the military committee or the'defense ministers. a few hours after he took Ms oalh of office before parliament Hatta Says Indonesia Reds Are Soviet-Backed JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 27. (ff) Indonesian Vice-President Mohamed Hatta yesterday lambasted the Indonesian Communist party, declaring it "has no other aim but world domination by Josef Stalin." Hatta was speaking at a public meeting in Poerwoerto, West Java, Baity (Eftfzwi Friaty. Eviinlrn, Oct. 27, '.1850 ., YELLOW CAB 2-8811 A magnificent tapestry of Mayan design is the prized. possession of J. Etiward Cowan, 4S12 Calle Jabeli One of the reasons he's so proud of it is because Mrs. Cowan wove 3t. It was a long-term project begun in -1930 , and finished · at his insistence in 1941. . Biggest .disappointment is that Mrs. Cowan can no longer weave, because she has asthma and is - allergic to wool. "I could go back to silk weaving, but after weaving that, I just couldn't" she'said, pointing to .the Mayan tapestry which dominates the living room of their new home. Instead, she has taken up oil , painting and water ' colors. Although Mrs. Cowan can no longer ·weave, she js still one of Tucson's ! authorities on tapestries and, as a, · consequence of her research for her ·last tapestry, on Mayan art. , : · The ,5x5%-foot tapestry decorates one. wall of their new southwestern-type home. "It's, the first time we've ever had a wall to put it on. So we had to build our whole house around it," Cowan, reported. Using the mdst primitive type of loom, · Mrs. Cowan combined, the brilliant colors and authentic Mayan designs in lier art, 'She undertook one 1 ' year of research before beginning it. , . Serpent, BU'd Prominent Once she began, she followed every weave on .a carefully drawn diagram. She.worked over a year, then had to put it away when she discovered her allergy. In 1941, with literally 1 a. whip .in hand, Cowan insisted she finish it. "It would have been .a shame if she didn't," he said.. And she did, much to her own satisfaction. Most prominent.figures in her de-1 sign are the serpent and .'the bird, both worshipped' by 'the Mayans, phics, never successfully deciphered, the panther-like figures'ana the head of a Mayan king. To Mi'S^ Cowan,. everything in the 'design means something. Before undertaking her large tapestry, she worked on two smaller ones which are more realistic, although still primarily designs. "The principal idea of tapestry is to decorate a wall, originally, the cold castle walls. It is · not supposed .to resemble a picture. It's a design," said Mrs. Cowan, who can capable discuss tapestries from, all parts of the world. "Tapestry weaving is almost therapeutic;" she said. "I originally ^egan in 1920 because I. was I ill with asthma. It's an excellent way to use your hands and. produce something creative, although still within the confines of a loom."! She has worked with all types f weaving, in all varieties of ma- SUN. SPECIE 10 51 Winter Rye' GRASS SEED... 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