PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 19S8 Old Painting of Washington Crossing Delaware Revived By RUSSELL LANDSTHOM WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — The painting which dramatizes America's own Christmas story — Washington's crossing of the Delaware in 1776 - enjoys high favor again, historians sav, after.a long lapse into neglect and even ridicule. "For trie first 100 years after the event, on that Christmas night 179 years ago, the story was a national favorite,' 'said Mrs. Ann Hawkes Mutton, member of the Washington Crossing Park Commission. ° • • •--- - turn at the century the painting*— T.leviiion — Tonight, Tomorrow — WMCT Channel 5, ft WHBQ Channel 13 Among those impressed by it was a young man named Emanuel Leutze. Born in Germany, he spent most of his early years in Virginia and was educated there and in Pennsylvania. He steeped himself in the Washington stovy. He went to Valley Forge. He came to this crossing and visualized the preparations for the passage across the river which culminated in the Battle of Trentor. In 1851, after studying art in Germany, he put his big inspiration on big canvas—21 by 12 feet. „_, — Mrs. MULtOll A lew, ytrais »5" Many critics derided the paint- helped persuade the Metropolitan ing. They said Leutze was too Teu tonic to interpret so basic an American theme, that his river resembled the Rhine more than the Delaware, that even allowing an artist the right of arranging his figures for purposes of composition Leutze shouldn't have had Washington standing in the boat, that he used the American flag before it was adopted, that the ice cakes In the river were too big. For all that, the public acclaimed Leutze's work. By the had become the best known his- to 1 ical work of its kind both in Europe and in North America. Popularity Declining Yet even then its general popularity was falling off. Partly be- ecause "modern" art critics were unrelenting in their assaults. But a change, became apparent in the 1940's. Mrs. Hutton said, and a regrowth of patriotism during World War II obv'ously helped to bring it about. Mrs. Hutton a few, years ngo Museum of Art in New York to lend the Leuize painting on contract until 1957 for exhibit at the park here. Since then millions of visitors from all parts of the world have been drawn to the park. In the last year or two, Mrs. Hutton salt*, reproductions of the painting again have appeared on magazine covers, postcards, souvenirs, Christmas cards, pocketbook medallions and even on fashionably decorated living room walls. Soviet Parlimenf To Open Dec. 26 MOSCOW '.-?• — In terse front page statements. Pravda and Iz- vestia announced yesterday the s cial session of the Supreme So\ the Soviet Union's Parliame would "pen Dec. 20. No mention made that it was a postponem from th previously scheduled op ing date. Dec. 23. The two publications devoted the remainder of their front pages to the return of Premier Bulganin ami Communist party chiet Khrushchev yesterday from a month tour of India, Burma and Afghanistan. Western diploma Us here believe the Supreme Soviet is being called into session to hear reports by Bul- ganin and Khrushchev on their tour, and possibly the session was delayed to give them time to worK on their speeches. WMCT Channel 5 Friday. Uectfmlwr ?3 6.00 wild Bill Hlckok 6-30 E<U1le Fisher 6 -45 Sows Camvim 7.00 'l.'uth or Cone<]Vten- ces 7:30 u:»> of Riley 800 Bih- story 8:30 Htfjiics of the Cea tury 9:00 OivulcKde of Sports 9 45 Confederates 10 00 Your V.^o Reporter 10 15 Br.dKP 71* in 45 Wt'M'.ht-r 10 50 Mystrj-v Theatre 11:15 Tonight 2 00 SKii O.'f Saturday. 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Sinatra p, JACKIK I was never ^leason * W d b IIU V C L a< his musical («, better! in a now record album il Soviet- Applauds Jordan Rioting LONDON i.*?*—Russia warmly applauded yesterday the demonstrations in, Jordan against moves to brine the Arab kingdom into the pro-Western Baghdad Alliance. "The people of Jordan have risen in a struggle against this step which would be fatal for then- country," declared Pravda in a commentary broadcast by Moscow radio. The pact nations are Britain, Turkey. Iraq. Pakistan and Iran. The Soviet Communist party newspaper said: "The people of ihis small country have acquitted themselves a-« courteous partisans against the new schemes of the imperialistic colonizers." Britain has stated .she believes • Jordnian opposition to the pact was stirred up from "outside the country." 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