Art: Beautify It

THE COUNTRY IS YOURS—

PRESERVE IT.

MAKE EVERY MILE OF ROADWAY SMILE.

MAR THE SCENERY, YOU'LL BRUISE AMERICA.

Some 6,000 U. S. high school students sloganed thus and similarly in a contest which ended last week. Mrs. John Davison Rockefeller Jr. had offered a prize for a phrase which would stir public sentiment against such man-made rural ugliness as "hot dog" stands, billboards.

Marion Boyd, 17, of Detroit, student at the Northwestern High School, bit her pencil and finally wrote: THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY—BEAUTIFY IT.

That won. The judges included Mrs. Franklin...

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