Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 13, 1973 · Page 29
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 29

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, April 13, 1973
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3t GREELEV (Goto.) TRIBUNE Fri., April 13,1973 Italy claims Metropolitan Museum engaged in smuggling By MALCOLM N. CARTER leged that (he venerable Metro- Associated Press Writer politan Museum of Art had en- NEW YORK (AP) -- Eye- gaged in international smuggl- brows of art lovers arched with ing. distress recently when Italy al- For many it was a bit like THE MILESTONES A delightful pair playing The most Danceable music in Greeley APPEARING T U E S D A Y - S A T U R D A Y 9:00 P.M.-1:30 A.M. IN THE BOILER ROOM (A very unique atmosphere) eager COCKTAIL LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT 822»thSt. 353-5479 How to get good grades... at the supermarket! When you're buying steak, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grade stamp can tell you what you're getting for your money... and how to prepare it. Beef is graded by conformation, finish and quality. Good conformation means large muscles and high proportion of meat to bone. Finish is the amount and distribution of fat. 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Lacks natural tenderness and juiciness. Needs long slow cooking with moist heat. Mr. Steak earns straight A's in steak quality... by buying only Prime and Choice grade meat; using only the tenderest portions; aging it naturally without chemicals; cooking it superbly, and serving it graciously. Try Mr. Steak today...and go to the head of the class! 715 25th Street ll:00a.m. to 9 p.m. AMERICA'S STEAK EXPERT getting gossip about a favored maiden aunt having an affair with a married man. Weeks after the still improved accusation came up suspicious of the Mel's conduct linger though the institution's reputation remains pretty much inlact. The 102-year-old museum's most recent, controversy emerged in February. It focused on an ancient Greek vase. The Metropolitan says it bought the vase, a 2,500-year- old calyx krater by Euphronios, for $1 million for Robert E. Hecht Jr., a Rome-based art dealer who said he represented a I^ehanese collector. But the Italian police main- lain that Ihe vase was plundered from an archeological site and smuggled out of the country. It has enlisted the cooperation of the FBI, the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Customs Bureau in its continuing probe, which has so far produced no arrests. ML ., Headliner Leona Williams, country music soul singer, will be one of the headliners at the Country Music Concert KYOU will present at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Building. Other Country music personalities appearing are Kenny Price, Buster Jenkins and Jerry Street. CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY Tea Act passed by Parliament Revolution and Evolution The Bicentennial Years April 22 through April 28 Editor's Note: This is one in a series of weekly columns recalling events in the history of the nation, and of the world 200, 150 and 100 years ago. Copley News Service 1773 -- The so-called Tea Act is passed by Parliament, in London. It is designed to save the East India Company from bankruptcy by remitting all duties on tea in Great Britain, while retaining the import tax of 3- pence per pound on tea destined for the American colonies. Also, rather than continuing the sale of tea by auction, in London, for resale in the colonies, it gives the East India Company the right to sell its tea directly to agents and consignees in the colonies, with the company to retain the tax revenue. This raised the prospect of loss or bankruptcy for tea merchants in the colonies, who could be undersold on price whether they had already bought their tea through London or bought it through smugglers bringing tea from Holland or France. This legislation was the spark that set off a chain of events leading JACK NOLAN TRIO COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC RED STEER LOUNGE Next Door to Farm Fare Appearing 9 to 1:30 Tuesday thru Saturday 8 to Midnight Sunday directly to the Revolutionary War. 1823 -- Horace Mann, to become known as an educator and statesman, is admitted to the bar in his native state of Massachusetts, and enters the practice of law in Dcdham. He had been graduated with highest honors from Brown University in 1819 and remained until 1821 as a tutor in Latin and Greek and as librarian, but also studied law, both there and at Litchfield until 1823. Practicing law at Dedham and then in Boston until 1837, he also was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and then the state Senate, serving between 1827 and 1837. In that year he was named secretary of a new state Board of Education, which he had sponsored in the Senate. In the decade following, he made himself a master of educational history and practice and presided over an advanced quality of education in the state, with a system of teacher training and public school administration that was to be widely adapted throughout the country. 1873 -- For the last two years, there has been a strong summer tide of travel from the United States to Europe by those seeking to escape the heat and to enjoy less costly resorts on the Continent. All passenger ships out of New York are already booked through June. There are 139 passenger ships of 14 lines in service from New York across the North Atlantic, an increase from 42 ten years earlier. With three more lines preparing to enter the business, the total of 17 lines are reported to have 28 to 40 additional ships in prospect. President and Mrs. Grant are on a two-weeks journey through some of the states west of the Mississippi Uiver. At the same time, their son, Jesse, 14, is en route to California on the first leg of a trip around the world, unaccompanied. --Robert Desmond Thpugh upsel by the vase affair, even the museum's most vocal detractors acknowledge the Melropolilan's continued pre-eminence in the United States. Mitchell Wilder, president of the Art Museum Directors Association says such controversies "do nolhing to assist" a museum. Wilder, director of Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Tex., nonetheless asserts that the Met is "unquestionably the premier museum in the United Slates -there's no question about thai." The vase deal is the latest . controversy. An earlier one last year probably had more effect on past and potential contributors. That storm swelled with the disclosure I hat Ihe Met had privately "secretly," said some -- sold for $1.5- million Van Gogh's "Olive Pickers" and Rousseau's "Monkey in the Jungle." Not only did the critics complain that Mel Director Thomas P.F. Hoving had relinquished two masterpieces, but they contended that Ihe gallery which bought them made a $1 million profit in reselling them. The museum's retorl was that art values somelimes skyrocket overnight. "Mr. Hoving seems to be going into the picture-vending business with all the financial acumen of a small boy setting up his first lemonade stand," said Ralph Colin, vice president of the Art Dealers Association of America and a former trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. The dealers association promptly branded the sales "a breach of the public trust." Hoving,. who assumed his post in March 1967 after quitting as city parks commissioner, announced his inlention later last year to "deaccession" 235 paintings, 38 tapestries and other items, in olher words, to sell them and thus "refine and improve" Ihe Metropolitan's collection. A group of art historians at City University of New York then said deaccessioning paintings by such masters as Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne and Gauguin had "deeply distressed" them. Donors especially were piqued to learn lhat the museum was deaccessioning works willed to it with Ihe expectation, nol legally binding, lhat Ihe contribution would not be sold. While adhering to a legal escape clause, critics said, the museum was departing from a moral stricture. Perry T. Rathbone, for 17 years director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, who resigned last year after his institution had to return a smuggled Raphael portrait to Italy, said in a recent interview that he was "very sympathetic" to a museum's problem. "Dynamic, productive museums sooner or later will run into controversy,"he said. "It's a risk." "Despite all Ihe recent headlines," says ARTnews magazine Editor Milton Esterow, "the Metropolitan is still the best museum in Ihe United States." He continued: "Being the major museum in the country, it sets a pattern, a tone. It's watched very closely by the smaller museums." ArtForum Editor John Copl- ans agreed, saying that the Met is a standard-setter for the nation's museums. Nonetheless, Coplans is one of the museum's most out- DIRECTORAL DEBUT -- Maria Callas is flanked by Italian President Giovanni Leone and his wife, Vittoria, after Miss Callas made her debut as operatic director of Giuseppe Verdi's "Sicilian Vespers" at the newly rebuilt . Royal Opera House in Turin, Tuesday night. ·; The famous soprano co-directed the work with; Kalian Icnor Giuseppe di Slcfano." ("AP Wirephoto via cable from Tuein) , CLIP AND SAVE 1.00 ^'-, $1.00 OFF EACH DINNER WITH THIS COUPON , ' Coupon good only on dinners $2.80 and up: : j I I Dinners include all salad table. you can eat from our POST 'N 1 PIKE RESTAURANT spoken critics and he claims Hoving is responsible for the controveries. He terms him an "autocrat." Others charge the Met director with arrogance and egomania. The 42-year-old Hoving who earned a PH.D. in art history at Princeton University,, joined the Metropolitan as a curatorial |_ _ ^wy^ndMjjy-PaMath Ave Jouth,_Greeley assistant for medieval arl and the Cloisters in 1959 and rose lo curator in 1965. In 1966, Mayor John V. Lindsay appointed him parks commissioner. When Hoving assumed Ihe directorship in 1967, the museum had had no deficit for eight years. By 1968, however, it was $407,000 in (he red for operating expenses, lo which the city annually contributes about $2.5 million. At the end of ils fiscal year lasl June 30, the private, nonprofit institution posted a $1.5 million deficit, but ils endowment fund -- used lo purchase works of arl -- lolaled $101 million. It was from Ihe endowment fund that Ihe museum acquired a Velasquez painting for $5.5 million in 1971, the Met's controversy of Ihe year. Anne Coffin Hanson, president of the College Art Association of America, for example, says Hoving's acquisition of the Velasquez and, last year, of (he infamous vase, represented an approach that is "not a healthy one." She says, "I Ihink Hoving is undoubledly doing what he thinks best for (he museum" but that owning the vase and the Velasquez is "like an ego trip for the museum." Antique dealer Frederick P. Victoria, who donated two Chinese porcelain dogs lo Ihe museum last year, called Hoving an "egomaniac" and said he had no intention of making further gifts because of deacces- sioning policies that produce "the least amount of money." CRUCIBLE of HORROR THESE THREE WILL SCARE OUTOF YOU 1819 9th St. Carry-Out Service 353-1985 OPEN HOUSE AND MOTOR HOMES SUNDAY, APRIL 15 2627 West 10th St. Across from Albertson's Register for Free Gifts. Special Show Time Prices and Immediate On-The-Spot Financing and Delivery. Name Brand Boats and Motor Homes

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