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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta Miss MdvaBeairiteWilson's Long Labor as a Upon a Work of Art in a City of the Dead, and Her Work h Miss Wilson at Work on One of lhetEx- terior Arches of the Mausoleum. By Betty Van HOW would yon like to spenfl eight consecu- tive summer outings In a cehietery? How ODD ivonian went through experience to htr aesthetic delight a Ad financial profit is the lnfferesting workaday 'story' of. Me'lva Beatrice Wilson, sculptor. The scene of Miss Wilson's industrial summer outings is'; CalTBiy cemetery. New York's'most congested city of the dead. Her achievement there covers Tlhe sculptural exterior mural interior decoration of the chapel and mausoleum erected by the late Cardinal Far- ley, for the prelates and priests of the archdiocese -of Xeir-York. 1- "I lore the work said the sculptor, "be- cause of the aloofness irora.the noise and v strife. .1 caa concentrate here as_ nowhere else. Here 1 can do'my best thinking and ray beat -_ Out of Solid Stone While Miss "Wilson has been carvinp'ddsigna out of the'splid slohc for1 the life-size .figures that jracc the main entrance, to the chapel she has -had for on accompaniment to "her thoughts the dirge-like music of. the Ih? office for the dead, so 'continuous arc funeral corteges .of eternal .sleepers- In-a hollo'w rectangle of stone in the vear the altar Miss'Wilson.has her studio, which is an improvised'worVshop unlike- the afelier of any Latin quarter. j Physically MIES, Wilson is an Amazon. With amis of muscle and smew, but with the delicate and deft surety of a world champion golfer, she wields her chiEcltand mallet with artlslic-efTecL The chapel y arid its hundred catacomb-like sepulchres is early Byzantine in architecture. U is built of hard bine Iftdiena limestone at a cost of half a million dollars. It crowns the highest point in the, cemetery, overlooking1 on one hand the turmoil the groat and on" the other the great sweep of Lang Islald .r is the Aughler-o'f Judges John Lafayette Wilson of Las the distinction of-never-having studied abroad, al- though she. hnE supplemented her home training European.travel. thrc-c consecutive scholarships awarded by: her alma rnaler, the Cincinnati Art there acquired the habit of not only finding ready sale for her clay studies, .but securing JhroTJgh Iheni vforih-whilc commlEsionE, An Impressive The decoration's" of the chapel QhrntlO feet 4 inches; in sculptures the main 22 feet across, fig- ures in and theXfrnanVcntatfoMin low relief ot and south The colossal statue of "Christ Triumphant" 'Exlerior Involves Some Acrobatic EfTorl on Ihc Part oT tl-e is llcrt! Sten Poised iil'lhe Top of A with and Chisel, vcou3trutiej on the .m-eplcd sciilntui-nl working scale might not do. i did evcryrrtitifMirysolf, from conception and exetuClon of to the? lifting of the sluluc .to its permanent site on the chapel roof- As it stands-Ihore it weighs, ton? and V.-as- cut out-, of a 10-ton '.solid block of'Irttiiuna liinestohc." s As the model in wax ivpn Tor Miss the commission .fur this chnpcl, its .execution in stone brought her a contract for much of the sculptural the UyzniitinBcathedvaMn St. Iibufc. Froni summer work in the cemetery shifts lo the St. Loiiis basilica, where slit- 'works in. winter. First Work in St. Louis Kef first work for the St. Louis cathedral con- sisted of color-sal statues ot ihc nrchnngcla Michnol and Raphael. In luminous wjjite, royt-.l Byzantine goM will they hfihl a i conspicuous jilat-e dose to the cathedral's. ''nhai'. "The figures meddled in the said 31 iss'Wilson, "bul 1 painted and .Arcd'tltcm in a kiln I hail in Ihc city. I used native Missouri clnjV'prcparinR it after the maiiiipr of porcelain. Thi sUtucs have more tlie texture 01 porcelain (.Iian term coUa, and much.of the brilliant color- ing, was set'Ufeil my own- exporhneiUu- lions. They lirtd not unlike china or deli- wovl; tii-oujrlir'ni'j 'a toiliimission to culo J-l statins of the''cross for'lhifi'cnlhcdrnl. a of continuous .work. lL is a coritinuouj-' bloiy of Passion and .will c-inbrncc -100" fitruref. Much division'of the 14 stations is 31 Ian- and Jccl from the cathedral 1 To give a faint tit llic lime consumed .the work of Lht chapel the cciucu-i-y Wilson explained t-pent more tiiMi seven inonLhi in.stuilio work modelling the in clay, ,Three summers wcii't to the cuttintr of the figurw-out cT the soliO stone. -KaclL fiijure is cut out 6[ Ihc sulM sl.nic ifvom 12 lo 16 inches J in vclicr. t Unliko.iiiO.it fcnlptarf. who arc wjjnl lo-lur.i yrtr Iheir clay motlcls.to ci'aflFnicn for "execution, Miss out ol''sqlid. .Uojit wjUi her own Jiantl, thus literally from atari )ia Imifli IIPI- iilnslir- ilrcmn coinc'lrtif. U'ifsbn (Iiril much oC Ihc joy of tlie work ehc is vonie.i from lack or1 time. I'csCi'iL-tioiL. "1L is iiiiiio.isilk- (A sny when I wilf finally this you-know, ivas for slaves." Tempting Egg Dishes for Fickle Appetites By JEANNETTE YOUNG NORTON capricious, spring apiiclile (.raves, (rcrh' in sauce Donlclalsc, np liall'or Melva liealricc Wilson "Dressed for the Part" at H Figure. Wilson regards as hor achicvcmcrj. She tells uf her work on this niaslerpiccc Ihusly: "H consumed two ycarg of hard work. Origi- nally 1 'modelled the figure in on the scale of Ihc filial statue in stone.'' "How much "Jlorc llian srffl pomidi.'. Luckily, there wns no war Hnbargo on if wns this wax model that won the commission tor inr. II Fo visa- that it led nothing .lo the imagination or chance. One could immediately set wliat Ihe linol result in stone would loot like, which a model TCEES daintily disguised ivllli fauces and slufl' Ings and crlsn saliids, iiltef the heavy winter'foods, fis ihc" eye cravrs siirliig lilossoms. fituflcd etres, IT! variety, arc ribt enoush to liavo become an egij courfic oli (lie nieini, loSf-around the Ixmlcr, dropplifR 111 fre- tiucntly for dinner aa In salAs Dr.snticcs, at luncheon deviled, creamed In Several otUcr ways, anil arc .usually. .amoHB those .present; at, Vircakfasl.' Dul with 'new-ftialiliiial stuffings they :irc likely to conic into llial l.v If arid mash thcni'M'llli tlic ecg Lining enough or Ihc to ijiaxe jlie paslc -Add pepper, ,1 tcaspDonfnl of oh'toh'jiiicc'and a of celery sail. csg4.-arid-jay lliem. DTI piece.? of toaJil, Jlflitly may- omiaJse, and cacli Vllh one IHJIe_flHh. ,1tUSSIAN HGGS-rUoll SK 'c-cgs 'Inirtfrr Ami fa Cl1l RcniovV !hi; a jjitfc, llic sarac'tjuanllly of the. sami.ipriSHcJl The Isle of L ,5 an re no IFE on UicJslc of Utilla 13 deEbrlbed. ai exUtencc or'unbrolien ease. worries or ceaseless struggles daily oal takes care ot all Itiai. Util- la s place on the marTTCOuluHo hard to nnd, but it's worth discovering. lii'V eea, from.be fore and it comes) io'jthe Ibt Piiij-Arnerican Union Iriat ncrc liavc.'Arnfcrlca'ni home that others enjoy when they BTC dtad. "We calKil a laiy man's says the message frpmrthis Innil of delight, thai the indolent, but simi-ly" because a lnr'go arnonnt of labor is Nature .nearly all ouf wants hcru as inmosttropipalcounines. Faimingisoiiiprinciiial occupation, yet tkcrc is not a nlpugh on isl- and. Frost is and cjilrctne'hcat is ricvcr tlrgrcea wo'j'd a Is a Real Paradise for Lazy Men an unusually high tsmpernturc. Our trn schools ore of high ftandartf, "attcndar.c'i compulsory 10 months in liicyear. American books exclusively are used and social Jifn coulcl nol be distinguished from that of the United UliHa is one of Ihc Hay island', ii string sin verdant keys in Ihe Uay of HondUraa; ornl the Caribbean sea, were discovered by Colurtbus m'1602, TheywcVc then thickly popu- lated n.ilivc Indians" who iplanda now arc inhabited wholly by Krifflish epeaklng people. f "Thfc first family lo scltlfi on thp' Jsttef, "WAS that of Joseph- ToUncJ upon landing two lo.nc Anjcrican young utteri, .Samuel And Jor-liua. Warrerf, by ,V ,fcn yrars ItAc't rarnc Mark' (r. SM American irom" Philadelphia, The descendants of. ih'j.sc now inhabit the picinccrj were, of I'uritnn Ktrtck, nil ac-aCnrcrii ifnlntcd the spjrit of ilritli found conditions on this Island ideal thrit they planted theii1 ttoltes deep and said; real.''' H Kecms tlrat other emigrants corlin'up'l to arrive until in 1852 there wcrii so limny that they petitioned the Governor of-'Belize to ndniinistrr them .'L? a British colony.' Thia was done until ISfiO, when Ihc island waft 'ccrftd' lo "The change discouraged the people at the Itttcr, "but they soon learned thai the laws of irondurn3_wcrc juat and al-, lowed nil the privileifca in the pursuit of life- happiness enjoyed under rule.. The ad- ministration of t lie i present governor.-It. Hnra- Iionfl Mcjip; whose'mendHuartcrs'nre fit Koalan, the capital, is jjivinj; Of Hie cncuiiimUi flrc KCnLyFcnrly to the United fitdtCB. Thtrc arc M Methodist churches nnd six of the Seventh Jlny AilvcntiUt on" Ihc 'Wlarifh 'v-'ith over JtOO rliilrlron.'rn" their Rnn'by yolks smooth wilh a of olive oil, 'p.; mid remove yolks, tcasiioqiitul ot saHj Ollvc oli -noourul of sail of Worcestershire. onion juice. Add n IcasiJOOiifut of brpnOcrumby J thai liavc uccfi frfed In butter ruid drni'nwl, Uircci frcahly Ixillcd fihrliups fihroiltlcil, tlinl Itiirc mnr Inalcd ]0 milmlcs In I'Vcncli and ti dnsli .fit' cayenne S'Lnff llic t-f-cj, ureas rh'i lialvl'4 loyoltier'aH'i Me wllti wUiEu .Uiby rlulton, .unnll celery. Ihrnirt-'li Ilio f.ud two kaapuonfnls of finely cliopired Uic (ntcfully, lay them'on Ifrttiite and ael lo chill. ready (ii serve turn over a cold. Loljcd balf of vinegar (diluted with water tensvoonfulM of Wlieh II bolls Iliickcii rv of flour hlendod wlt'n a largo ifykpcKHiful of Jjiilier. f.ttitfotlt (urn Jnln'a upalcn csu yolK, ailp'iirilll very KKiooth, KOO finir rTard. cool, rirnlA nnd xoil in liolvcs Imigilnvujp. Jlcmo'vc.ijnrt anasli yoljts sniooai with a ffiUcsiKJonfiirbrcreani.il KttffpboTiful or halt n of ?a'uce, s.ill and pcpiicr, .nnd four iincly 'clioppcd, chcslnulR, 'Mix IhW M'c onHcttutc n K'aipfW'rifnl of mayonnaise, niatlr u-llliojit. MUS- liinf, wilh a IHdc cream, uti tup at cfieli. i wrljfi a'fork. a sjjinll fli'n ot i or and on n lied ol .otj.s-ioii ajvi.pijsa min till Ittmovu antl inaslf five jjolks ;i of urcain "iind 'u It-a- .spoonful or lilnox. Add n (trisjioonfu] ojicli t( clujpiicil raisins, jirtEcrvcd cherries, .cnndlcJ pliirr ilnil n few ilrppa of vonnia Havorliig., iiriita anil 'lay tlicni on 6f crOnnV Ilifiiutih Ihc of three innriirooil.s onil n lei' (if Migar liavti licru iK'alcli anil ij few Tliifl-h pxcollciil lo fnr n iiinelitnn dish in 'rdnrc, d.r i cmivonllonnl luupl IT? Jilil lliroilfill -Ills rk'-'r Ihc lop of.nlli ;