Arts: Borglum's Successor

"They don't know the difference between a sculptor and a tombstone-cutter," said Sculptor Borglum of the committeemen of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Impressed by the jibe, the committeemen held a session, last week, to find a successor to Borglum. They considered, one by one, the names of 100 famed sculptors, warily blackballed all whose reputations disclosed the least hint of tombstone-cutting, chose, at length, a Virginian sculptor, Augustus Lukeman.

Mr. Lukeman accepted the invitation to complete the figures on Stone Mountain, announced that he would discard all Borglum's designs, make new...

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