Art: Pioneers

In the small village of Elmwood, Ill., there occurred last week a praiseworthy event. In a park the Girls' Glee Club sang "Illinois" and "America the Beautiful"; many "midwestern pioneers" over the age of 75 and old residents of central Illinois sat cheerfully in a grandstand. Several persons, including famed Sculptor Lorado Taft, made speeches. Then there was unveiled a bronze group statue, The Pioneers, by famed Sculptor Taft.

Elmwood, Ill., was the town in which Sculptor Taft had spent his boyhood.* Proud of their...