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Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1940, Big Spring, Texas Burr s continuing through until Satur Day March 23fd. Burrs easter Parade of fashions is bigger this year than any year. We have tried to make this event the a Best of ally. You la find everything that a modern family needs for easter and on through the Spring and summer at burrs at prices that Are amazingly Low. A big saving for you. Do your shopping now at burrs. Silk dresses designed for Tho smart women whose taste is for smart styling. Beautiful prints and Spring colors new shipment just received from new York. 5.95 Manish suits smartly tailored for Spring. Perfect Black and colors and pin invite you to inspect them. $9.90 toppers Hake your wardrobe Complete toppers with the free and easy lines you la love for Comfort. Back fullness. Swinging flares and Arm free sleeves. New Spring colors of Blue beige Gold Aqua and Dusty Rose sizes 12 to 40. 9.90 Spring fashion showing of easter wearing apparel. Our easter Stock of Spring dresses Are new Crisp and the very latest in styles being received daily from new York. Americans fashion Center. We invite you to visit our ready to Wear department to inspect or selections. Spring dresses hosiery for easter i raw silk prices Are up. But Burro big hosiery department offer you 2 and 3 thread silk crepe Hose at this Low Price All in new Spring Shade to match your easter wardrobe whether you Are Short medium or tall we have your length. Ask for m-110 a a Phyllis 8-thread silk Chiffon Hose first Quality. Full fashioned. Genuine wingless. In All new Spring Shade you la appreciate this Long wearing service. Of of. In special group of Spring dresses in silk and Rayon reheard for easter Selling re assortment to choose prints and pastel sizes 12 to 40. Another remarkable group of Spring dresses. Really a $3 09 value. We Are offering for easter. You la appreciate those sheer Rayon crepes and prints. Many style to choose from. You la adore this group of Spring Dresse and the Price As Well. Clever details and perfect for easter. Print and pastel colors also Navy and Black in sheer. 1-98 $2.98 3.95 easter Spring purses easter millinery Parade when your Little lad and Lassie join the easter Parade you la want them to look their have the exact Light coat for them. In Springs newest color of Dusty Rose. Natural Navy and Light Blue. 2.98 Childs dresses steaming Black or red Petite. Many style and sires Large shipment just received Complete your Ward a Obe for easter. Special at finely mad silk and Rayon Spring dresses in print and new Spring pastel colors. An easter dress for the Little 7 to 14 year. Jut arrived another Large shipment of Spring hat for collection i the smartest in town. Such becoming styles., they have the Clever fitting Down Well Over the Back of your heed. Beautifully veiled flowered and be rib boned in Black Navy Brown Duety Pink natural Aqua and Many other shades in straws and Felts. Pill boxes a turban # Sailor a off the face brim a swagger # and other step right into Spring children a Spring hats styles your Little daughter will Admire and ador. Joy for her too with a new Bonnet. Easter others up to $5.00 honestly we have the most Coop plete line of Spring footwear in new Spring styles. In pumps. Ties Stepins. Oxfords. Colors of Black Navy Blu. Tan and combination. We invite you to visit our Snoe department. 115 e. And big Spring Texas phone 156caylor paintings called a important significant and genuine by noted Texas writer Frank Dobie the Merit of paintings by the late h. W. Caylor of big Spring is emphasized in an evaluation of the Quot Cowboy Painter Quot by j. Frank Doble outstanding Texas historian and writer who recently made a visit to this City. His article appeared in a recent Issue of the Dallas news and is reprinted Here by the kind permission of that newspaper and the author. Use by j. Frank Dobie of course a Man can carry his Pride in and love for his land to an excess As illustrated by general Sherman. He is credited with having remarked that of he owned hell and Texas he d rent out the latter and live in the former whereupon a texan commented Quot that a right. Every Man stand up for his own for a Long time i have been wanting to know More about the artist h. W. Caylor not because of any passion for abstract Art but because of an interest so intense that it mounts to a passion in Art that depicts the land and life to which i belong. March 2 found me in big Lake West of san Angelo. Caylor used to live in big Spring about a Hundred Miles North of big Lake. There is no water in the Lake and the Spring Aas dried up. I drove seventy five Miles before 1 saw an acre of land in cultivation and met Only three cars in that distance. That the Kin a of country i like to travel in. In big Spring i went to see mrs. Caylor. We talked through the afternoon and across the per table. Thus learning about the artist while looking at is pictures which hang in the Home was delightful. The outline facts of his life Are that he was born in Indiana in 1867, the ninth in a family of twelve children fathered by a Shoemaker. As a child he Drew pictures of dogs and other animals on his Mother s starched Pillow Shams. He wanted to be a Cowboy and for a few months was one in Kansas. Meanwhile however he had been studying Art and Boring his eyes into the Western country. He made something of a living painting portraits. Once he sent Frederick Remington some of his sketches along with the suggestion that he would like to study under him. Remington wrote Back a you paint a better horse than i do. Go to nature for your in love at first night in 1889 he fell in love at first sight with a Louisiana girl named Florence Nephler visiting at Parsons Kan. He wanted her to Mirry him instantly but the wedding was postponed for five weeks. Four year later the couple came to Texas locating at big Spring then a cow town. They acquired two sections of land and Caylor got a few longhorn cattle to serve for Model. Sometimes he and mrs. Caylor would follow roundups and cattle drives in a Hack with Complete camping equipment. He was always looking for ranch subjects to paint if necessary he would hire a cow 1 boy to make a horse pitch. He be came Well known to big bowmen like c. C. Slaughter the Scharbau Era at Midland and George West of san Antonio and live Oak county. They bought his pictures. The one purchased by Slaughter called a the old texan Quot a a picture showing strength am animation of longhorn steers a Recei by been presented by r. L Slaughter ton of the original purchaser to the Pioneer and Trail Driver Hall at san Antonio. Title of other pictures Tell what Caylor was seeking to convey the j Lead steer disputing the Trail bed ground the old Hunter s Story the Texas sheriff. The outlaw steer dry waterhole the Fence rider the rim Rock the Chuck Wagon the Stampede Trail Herd prayer of rain Cowman not Indian prayer the Drift Fence. I have no apologies to make for expressing opinions on Art and sculpture even though i know next to nothing about Art technique. I know when a painting says some thing to me i know when it is based on common sense and can detect in it the presence or absence of such qualities As humor nobleness Beauty. It requires no More expert nest to pass a kind of judg Merit on Art than on a Book. When a fiddler makes that fiddle talk to me he a a Good fiddler so far As i Ani concerned. Going by negative eve Lence the arty artists and the sophisticated connoisseurs never had much to say to or about h. Wallace Cay Lor work. On the other hand his deep Appeal to men who drove up the Trail faced blizzards loved horses and regarded longhorns As a Symbol for Texas itself his deep Appeal through his Art for theae men Marks him As important significant and genuine Taylor died in 1932 Caylor died in 1932. Many of his paintings Are in Banks and hones at big Spring. The Little museum there own one showing a Herd of longhorns on the Trail. Altogether however Caylor work is widely scattered. This is natural but there should be somewhere in Quot Texas a representative collection of his work preserved for the Delight of common people who take pleasure in and Are edified by simple sincere and Beautiful pictures interpretative f their own land. I Law in a newspaper recently that Saint had been found stuffed away in Mission vaults in san Antonio and Are probably the first example of Art brought to Texas. This May be. Other example exactly like them came out of Italy and were scattered throughout Pate Gonna and Guatemala Mexico Peru Etc. They were manufactured by the thousand and the fact that they were finally discarded by Church fathers is no reflection on either the piety or the taste of those there. Furthermore the fact that they May have been the first example of Art to reach Texas is not historically important. History is not made out of firsts though a great Deal of intolerably Dull compilation called history la printed on that theory. History is a revelation and significance irrespective of dates i would not give half of a Lye soap Coupon for knowing who imported the first picture either sacred or profane into Texas. The Only i mures Worth considering at All Are those that say something express nature which includes humanity Light up life. The University of Texas is not Only at the head of the educational system of Texas it is the custodian of the Texas museum. Some Day therl is going to be a kind of Texas Center at Austin a place in which All kinds of interpretations of Texas especially in Art and in printing May be seen enjoyed and studied. A Wallace Caylor belongs in that Texas collection right now. His work will never rank with the masterpieces of Charles m. Russell and Frederick Remington but it will never have to Bow its head from feelings of inferiority when associated with those great artists of the West. O. Henry a Story o. Henry wrote a Story about Art in Texas. I in no to recall the name of it and probably memory has garbled the details but it has sense to it and a Point respecting patriotism As applied to Art. It seems that the legislature or the governor or some other official representative of the state had offered a Reward for the most masterly masterpiece to be painted by a native son. One of the sons of the Plains spread paint Over a Canvas big enough to serve As a Wagon Shet. His people had influence and when the Day of judgment came this son s work was Given the Palm. Now while the judges were making up their minds the Painter had a Chance to see some other Art and suddenly he came to a realization of How unspeakably Rotten his own production was. It was to be exhibited. It was so Large however that it had to be stretched out in a place open enough for a Man to ride in on horseback. The artist to be crowned came on his horse As befits a proud Man. He got a Good look spurred his horse straight into the Canvas and that was the end of the masterpiece. Talking about Art on a Wagon Sheet reminds me of what is perhaps the Best known picture concerned with american i Ory. But first a question please. What is the Best known scene in american history is it Washington crossing the Delaware that May be. If it is the next Best known scene is Custer a last stand. Years ago a Beer company made it familiar All Over the land out of As we Eli As in saloons. Since the repeal of prohibition it has been revived. Painted on Wagon Sheet who painted Custer s last stand the seventh cavalry no which Custer commanded is stationed at fort Bliss near Elpaso. Hanging in the officers club building at fort Bliss is the original painting of this picture familiar to millions of americans. For years it was in Possession of the Beer company and was then turned Over to the seventh cavalry. It is painted on a great Wagon Sheet which is today appropriately stretched with ropes. The Painter s name does not show on the Canvas. He probably did his work shortly after the Battle of the Little big Horn where Custer a men were wiped out in 1876. Considering the enormous Appeal that the picture has had it is to americans certainly one of the most important pictures in the world. If Gainsborough s the Blue boy hanging in the Huntington Art museum in California is Worth a half million dollars this picture of Custer s last stand painted on a Wagon Sheet is Worth maybe five million dollars. Gainsborough was a far better artist his picture is a loveliness that will live forever but Custer s last stand has made a certain episode out of he history of the West a pert of the inheritance of almost every american. Looking at it there even with the Light glittering on varnish meant to preserve the paint i seemed to be witnessing something stupendous not just a Battle hut a depiction for which the Battle might have been fought. The original of perhaps the most familiar picture in american history deserves some homage. For my part i would not Trade it off for All the pictures of italian saints that have Ever been hauled out of Italy. Somehow i kind of associate Caylor High headed longhorn with Custer charge. Horse show planned Here on april 21 As a Charity affair plan to bring a super deluxe edition of the horse Abow which in making phenomenal gain in popularity to big Spring next month were mapped in a meeting Here Friday night when members of the rotary club met with horse fanciers of this area who will assist in staging the show. The event tentatively scheduled for sunday april 21. Will be a Charity affair with the crippled children a fund of the local rotary club the beneficiary. C. T. Mclaughlin of Midland and Frank to release Survey on Drunken driving on april 2nd a Austin mar. In. the Public would be startled out of its a complacent attitude a toward Drunken driving a the result of a partly completed Survey. Tom bolted d of Tyler said today a full report would be made Here april Pollard chairman of a committee of the Texas safety association As erred the Survey would reveal Why More Drunken Drivers were not b a ing indicted and convicted and that there have been considerably More accidents involving Drunken driving than have been charged against automobile operators. Kelly of Colorado City both bleeders trainers and exhibitors of Fine horses met with m. H. Bennett j. Y. Robb and w. W. In nmn of the rotary club and others in charting plans for the affair an impressive prize list will be compiled and it is considered a certainty that Blue ribbon show horses will be exhibited Here from stables at Dallas Foit Worth Amarillo Plainview and possibly san Antonio. Mclaughlin and Kelly will have their stables represented too. A a there will be professional and Amateur events and special Cla it ses for the show scheduled to be pie seated both afternoon and night. Events Are planned for Plantation horses walk and Trot combinations three and five gaited open classes. A five gaited stake a special exhibit of Hackney ponies and Junior classes. Sponsors of the show Are making plan for an elaborate event and Are expecting wide interest and attendance from Over the entire West Texas area. Entry Blanks will be mailed out probably this week. It Hospital or. G. W. Walker of Forsan w As admitted to the Malone a Hogan clinic Hospital Friday afternoon for medical treatment. An expression of gratitude we wish to take this Opportunity to sinc rely thank the hundreds of people in big Spring and surrounding territory for the grand Way in which our a open House was received Friday registered were More than 300 women Over 500 men children came too fast to count. To those unable to attend we extend this invitation and express the Hope that you will Call on us at a later Date. # to those who did attend we say thanks. And we Hope you found everything service merchandise and prices to your satisfaction and that we will be privileged to continue serving you in the future. Elliotts new Crawford drug free delivery club service

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