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The President, that's the tail of the horse, (me), was empowered to choose the Executive Committee from the Board of Governors to set as the spokes of the wheels.

This is a skeletal idea of the organizations make-up, with one exception, Equity's constitution, which is now in preparation. The functions and status of all officers will be more fully outlined and the duties amplified when the document is completed. Our intention is to build the constitution on the policies and activities that we have learned so far from our experience are best for all concerned.

As we understand it, Equity will operate in the following fashion. All issues and problems are brought by the membership to the Board of Governors. This planmaking body formulates the general policies and presents its recommendations to the Executive Committee to follow through and put into action. When a feasible application has been worked out it is turned back to the membership for approval or disapproval as the case may be.

I should like to make it clear that when the Executive Committee was appointed, the decision was not entirely a personal one. Not only were the other officers consulted but each artist's acceptance was contingent on two factores: his executive ability, and his willingness to give up his time. The other purpose in setting up this Committee was to arrive at a balance of equal representation from the various schools of painting, sculpture and graphic arts. Each division to have a spokesman for its interests. Sint this Committee is sort of the errand boy of Equity, it was imperative 
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