Art: Stainless Saint

Seven to seven, San Francisco's Art Commission stood deadlocked last week after months of bitter bickering. The question at issue was whether or not the city should authorize the erection of a 180-ft. stainless steel statue of St. Francis on Christmas Tree Point, across the city from famed Telegraph Hill. Leading the opposition were Banker Herbert Fleishhacker and Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels; champions for the defense were Artist William Gaskin and a Mrs. Marie de Lavega Welch West. Words grew hotter, tempers frayed.

"Send for the Mayor," someone cried. "He has a...

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