Art: Venus & Rhus

At Winona Lake, Ind. last week to the village's Venus de Milo near the firehouse (moved recently after 20 years on a less central site) went Mrs. Mary Schell Starr, armed with greenery. Carefully she planted Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy) about Venus's feet. "Soon," declared Mrs. Mary Schell Starr, "that indecent figure shall be all covered up." Firemen sauntered over, observed, fetched their firehose. Gravely they squirted away Rhus toxicodendron root and tendril. Evangelist William Ashley ("Billy") Sunday lives at Winona Lake. Said Fire Chief Frank C. Edington, eyeing Venus: "If it's...

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