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Far East Art
An explorer and authority on
Far Eastern art, Laurence Sick-
man will speak at 4:15 p.m tomor-
row in the Rackham Amphithea-
The topic of his illustrated talk,
which is sponsored by the fine
arts department, will be "Archae-
ological Research and Discovery in
China during the War Years."
Serving as a major with the
United States Army during World
War H, Sickman was given the
special assignment of preserving
ancient monuments in China and
Sickman is now curator of ori-
ental art for the William Rckhill
Nelson Gallery of Art in Kansas
City, Mo., and is largely responsi-
ble for its outstanding collection.
Five Years in China
He spent the years 1930 to 1935
in China on a travelling fellow-
ship from the Harvard-Yenching
Institute. He is the only man who
has travelled in Japan with a Chi-
nese teacher, according to James
M. Plumier, professor of fine arts.
Wall-paintings made in the
fourteenth century were discov-
ered by Sickman in Shansi prov-
ince in China. He is editor of the
Chinese art series of the Univer-
sity Prints. He received his Bache-
lor of Arts degree at Harvard in
Of 1860 Told
Language of Thieves
One hundred years ago in Lon-
don, late travelers on dark streets
might have been threatened with
"barking irons" and forced to turn
over their "palm oil."
"Barking irons" were pistols and
"palm oil" was money in London
in 1860, the "Dictionary of Mod-
ern Slang, Cant and Vulgar
Words" now in the General Li-
The book is a "History of cant
and vulgar language with glos-
saries of the two secret languages
spoken by the wandering tribes
of London, the costermongers and
the patterers." Peddlers, pick-
pockets and sneak thieves turn out
to be the tribes and their secret
language to be a well-known stunt
of the present day-pronouncing
L 0 N D 0 N E R S T R Y S K A T E S-The severe winter brought Londoners their first Sunday
morning's skating in St. James' park in 20 years. Buckingham palace is in left background.
R E S C U E D-.German prisoners of war rescue a
a deep snowdrift at Bell Busk, Yorkshire, England, as
farmers sought to save their livestock.
N E W M U S I C A L W ORK-composer Deems Taylor
(seated) goes over his new work, Elegy for orchestra, with Dr.
Fabien Sevitsky. It commemorates Dr. Sevitzky's tenth anniver-
sary as conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony.
R E D H E A D--Margo Woode,
red-haired newcomer to the
films, strikes a pin-up pose in a
two-piece swimming suit."
N E W ,. IC . H O M E C 0 L O N Y-Aerial view of the housing project at Los Angeles where
Henry J. Kaiser has laid out 10,000 prefabricated homes for families of veterans.
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