The United States Army Recruiting Service is now seriously considering a change in its wellknown slogan that "The United States Army
Builds Men," and adding thereto the concluding phrase, "and Poets," in order to capitalize fully and properly upon the talent of the
Service's poet laureate, Ten Eyck Van Deusen, who, while still wearing the Olive drab has invaded the inmost shrines of Greenwich
Village with his verse and who is now bringing out his first volume, "The Painted Lady," which is slated to appear in the September
Although he has often been on programs for reading of original verse at gatherings of Greenwich Village's poetic intelligenisia and
appeared with Mary Carolyn Davies, Eli Siegel, and Maxwell Bodenheim, he will make his first strictly public appearance at a recital
at Greenwich Inn, 65 East 11th street, under the auspices of Henry Harrison on Monday evening, July 11. He will read a number of
selections from his fortcomign volume, "The Painted Lady," which will include "And there Came a Dancer," and "Convent of the Guns."
Van Deusen, by his own admission, is strictly a military product from the poetic standpoint. He first began seeking expression through
the medium of verse while trooping with the colors in the Philippine Lands, assimilating the color of the tropics. Although he has
"soldiered" extensively throughout the continental limits of the United States since then, and spent a term as a student at the
University of Illinois between enlistments, all his verse still savors of the Oriental in setting and moves with a martial rhythm --
the influence of his years int he Islands.
Because he is a poet, Van Deusen is no less a soldier. He is on duty at Governors Island, where he does his bit toward the carrying
on of the Army's business first: after that he is a poet.