Art: A Bad Impression

In a clubhouse near Frankfurt last week, 179 works of art were on display in a much-ballyhooed Red Cross "Overseas Artists Competition." Red Cross officials took one look at the first prizewinner (picked by civilian and Army judges), and hastily called off the show's scheduled tour of Red Cross clubs in Germany.

Negro Staff Sergeant Gilbert Cartiero's winning picture (titled 0600 Hours) showed a pfc. putting on his pants. In bed in the background sprawled a tired naked German maiden. According to one red-faced bigwig, Sergeant Cartiero's picture might "reflect badly on Red Cross activities."


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