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iAriteria Remain fo M-odern Art

O'Connor Describes Failure
Of Too Talented Personality

can be judged
rds as the old
ob Rosenberg
r department

on "Can We Distin-
. from Bad in Com-
Art," Prof. Rosenberg,
rofessor from Harvard
I artists must "express
in the formal organ-
expression which has
he same and which is
ective standard."
y4 we can't distinguish
lack the objectivity of
ld, tadding, "If it were
ng artist should des-
Didn't Wait
e are some discriminat-
r~ in this country who
it to wait for the test
:, relying on their in-
good judgement were
osenberg pointed to
h thoughtful intuition
rison to other modern
e keys to quality judge-
itenmporary art. "By
With other works we
comfirmation of our
, he stated.
des ranging from the
s to Picasso, Prof.
drew comparisons of
standards involved in
acobs Dream
ing on a Rembrandt
another of a minor
t same 'period, both
j the biblical subject
Dream, Prof. Rosen-
the Rembrandt to have
and sensitive organ-
activity of accent and
wile the other draw-
more superficially at-
remains unclear with
tg a Van Gogh and a
forgery, he found one
aigh originality, con-
space, and expressive
kes" while the forgery
isy drawing, poorly re-
pith confused planes."
raws Parallels
these parrallels into
rary representational
Lstic art, Prof. Rosen-
atrct art forces us
ito the formal n-
hich the artist explores
ry new effects."
if there are any, can-
gnzed; they have been
their normal context."
Lng comparisons, Prof.
discussed a Picasso ab-
Oig hszng the
lines and color, the
color, not loosely pour
fully selected."
ribed a Picasso line
a nude as "a master-
istic economy and sug-
Ih allows easy inter-
of forms, not inter-
h. whole dominates,
a the details." In a
wing by Dufy he saw
titiousness, with the
what unrelated, though
does have charm."
Cites Matisse
Matisse nude, Prof.
found "clarity and sub-'
citectural feeling per-
picture with the con-
ight and the gradua-
full of rhythmic move-
"and balance."

painting with the same subject
matter as having "poor relation-
ships of forms and space."
Prof. Ros'enberg also discussed
several other contemporary draw-
ings and a woodcut.
"There are two objections to my
thesis," he stated.
"First, analysis is too narrow an
approach and we must also relate
to content. The second is that
abstract art can hardly be a great
work of art without great subject
"As for the first," Prof. Rosen-
berg said, "I did not suggest neg-
lect of all other considerations;
only that through formal organ-
ization can we comprehend the
artistic value of a work apart from
the subjective means of personal
Content Great
"Concerning the second," he
commented, "content in contem-
porary art is as real, as great,
and as, elevated as that of any
other period."
"If content is all-important we
must throw out many paintings
since the 17th century when the
movement to sublimate subject
matter first began."
"This is a philosophic question;
we only want to find workable
criteria for discerning quality in
modern art."
"Modern art likes to move in the
twilight of consciousness and in
content is somewhat intangible,"
he concluded.

. . . discusses art
However, in comparison to a
contemporary, he complained of
"harsh hard outlines" and the
"lack of gradations."
Prof. Rosenberg also discussed
a Cezanne, which, though "not
strictly contemporary," has been
one of "the chief inspirations to
modern twentieth century art."
He cited the picture of a land-
scape with nudes for its "rhyth-
,cimal elements which play in all
directions" and the "easy inter-
play of forms and space,"
He pointed to a somewhat later

Teacher Merit System
Succeeds. In Connecticut.


Teachers can be paid like busi-
ness executives on merit as well
as seniority, the school board in
Canton, Conn. is proving, accord-
ing to Superintendent of Schools
H. B. Jestin.
Here in Ann Arbor the public
school system is considering a
similar plan for "supermaximum"
pay. A committee of teachers
working with the board of edu-
cation is developing an equitable
and sound means for compensat-
ing teachers who are considered to
be superior.
A merit system has been work-
ing successfully in Canton's schools
for four years.
The National Educational As-
sociation has for years resisted
proposals to introduce the merit
pay raise.
Two years ago, in Indianapolis,
teachers threatened to strike at
the mere suggestion of a merit
pay system. They said it would
produce all kinds of jealousies and
back-biting in the schools.
"It has not done that -in Can-
ton at all," Jestin declares. "It
simply has produced more educa-
tion for our money."
About 40 per cent of the teach-.
ers in the Canton school system
have qualified each year for the
'superior' rating in merit evalua-
tions by their principals. Conse-
quently they receive as much as
NEA To Hold
Code Hearing
Ferris Crawford, state assistant
superintendent of public educa-
tiori, will conduct the final local
hearing for the proposed Teacher
Certification Code at 8 p.m. to-
day in Aud, A.
The proposed changes to the
certification code provide for cer-
tification of school superintend-
ents and community college in-
structors, and increased require-
ments for provisional certificates
on the elementary and secondary
This hearing is sponsored by
the local Student National Edu-
cation Association Chapter.
To He-,ar Creal
Cecil Creal, Ann Arbor mayor,
will speak on municipal govern-
ment at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm.
3-R of the Michigan Union.
The talk, open to the public, is
sponsored by the University chap-
ter of the Young Americans for
Freedom, a national conservative
The YAF's will also discuss plans
for the future, including conserva-
tive speeches and political debatps
to be presented on campus.

double the regular seniority salary
step-up in some years."
Jestin believes that the merit
pay plan can be used by any
school system, no matter how
large, if sufficient time and effort
is taken to adapt it carefully to
local conditions.
"School boards interested in the
merit pay should realize first that
it's not a way of pinching pennies
-it's pretty sure, to run the pay-
roll up instead of down, because!
every teacher has to be allowed to1
try for the merit raises," Jestin
"But in the long run it will
be economical because it enables
the pupils to learn much faster."
League Phtns
'Get -Toether'
The Women's League "Get To-,
gether" will be held from 3 to 5
p.m. Thursday in the League Un-
dergraduate Office, Linda Hyatt,
'62, member of the Interviewing
and Nominating Committee of the
League, said.
All the League officers, commit-
tee chairmen, and committee
members will be there to answer
any questions undergraduate wom-
en may have concerning the
League and the positions open to
them, Miss Hyatt said,
"The purpose of this 'Get To-
gether' is to stimulate interest in
the League among the undergrad-
uate women. It will be informal
and everyone is welcome. Peti-
tioning for League positions opens
after rush," Miss Hyatt said.
Michifish To Hold
Squad Contest
Michifish, women's swimming
club, is holding an inter-club stunt
contest among its members at
7:30 p.m. today in the Women's
Pool. The contest will be judged
by Prof. Kathryn Luttgens and
Jean C. Waterland, women's
physical education department,
and Sally Hanson, '61, past presi-
Shaw T o Lecture
On Lung Cancer
Lung cancer will be the topic
of a lecture to be given at 8 p.m.
today by Prof. Robert Shaw in
University Hospital.
Prof. Shaw is chief engineer of
the department of thoracic sur-
gery at 'Baylor University, and at
Southwestern Medical Colloge he
is clinical professor of surgery.

The "brilliant failure" may be
the victim of mutiple aptitudes,
John~son O'Connor, head of theI
Johnson O'Connor Research Foun-l
dation, believes.
Despite the fact that his num-
erous aptitudes would appear to
insure his success in college and
in his career, the opposite is fre-
quently the case.- .
The student with multiple abil-
ities may perform brilliantly
through high schodl, but may in
fact became completely lost in
college. There he may frequently
change his major and is even
likely to drop without obtaining a
degree, O'Connor pointed out.
In a job for which he apparently
has every aptitude, this individual
,may be unsuccessful because his
unused aptitudes tend to "get in
the way.'
"These people with many apti-
tudes should be the most brilliant
people we have, and instead they
are completely lost," he said. "We
S C,
SGC'To Fill
Open Posts
On Boards
The interviewing and nominat-
ing committee of Student Govern-
ment Council will ask jghat group
for approval tonl ht on 17 com-
mittee and related board positions,
Administrative Vice - President
Richard Nohl, '62BAd., announced.
Mark Moskowitz, '63, Robert J.
Wilensky, '63, and Bruce Lipp-
man, '62, are recommended for
one year terms on the early re-
gistration pass committee.
One year cinema guild board
posts for Bonnie Cross, '63, Doug-
las Kirby, '63, Sandra Gentry, '62,
Harold Zanoff, '62BAd., and
Michael Lewis, '63, are proposed,
along with semester terms for Joel
Jacobson, '62, Henry A. Shevitz,
'63, and Norris Lyle, '62L.
The committee will recommend
Fred Neff, '63, as chairman of the
cinema guild board and Fred
Riecker, '63, as manager of stu-
dent book exchange-both for one
One year terms on the human
relations board will be recom-
mended fo Barton Burkhalter,
'61E, Mary Wheeler, '61, and
Nancy Nasset, '63. Herbert Heiden-
reich, Grad., will be recommended
for a semester term, and Kay
Pomerance, '64. to a one year
SGC's Executive Comittee 'wi
move to appoint David Casbon,
'62BAd., for a one-semester term
as elections director, and Robert
Brimac6mbe, '63, as assistant
elections director for the same
period of time.
Barth To Speak
Onm Public Safety
Alan Barth, editorial writer for
the Washington Post and Times
Herald, will speak on 'Public
Safety and Private Rights" at 3
p.m. today in Rackham Amphi-
Author of the book, "The Loyal-
ty of Free Men" for which he re-
ceived the signey Hillman award
and "Government by Investiga-
tion," Barth has won numerous
awards including the American
N ewspaper Guild Award.
The lecture will be second in
a series sponsored by the journal-
ism department.

The glamor girl
who wakes up
1:00 - 3:00 - 5:00
7:05 and 9:10

just do not know what to do with
The aptitude tests administered
by O'Connor's organization are de-
scribed as "work samples" since
not all require writing. The tests
are presently used for eighteen
or nineteen separate aptitudes, in-
cluding tonal memory, structural
visualization, number memory and
In studies conducted at the
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology, the Johnson O'Connor Re-
search Foundation noted that suc-
cess increased as the number of
strong aptitudes went up, until a
maximum of four or five was
"The nine-aptitude man almost
never graduates," O'Connor said.
"I feel that it goes back to kin-
dergarten," he explains. "The child
who succeeds easily at everything
is highly praised and never learns
to work, while the person with one
aptitude learns to work almost
from the beginning. -,
"The person with many apti-
tudes works at something untilhe
hits a problem, and then it be-.
comes easier to change his field
of interest than to work odt the
If young people with many ap-
titudes could be discovered early
enough, O'Connor suggested, he
could be given a solid foundation
in each aptitude as it developed.-
Pick Women
T1o Coordinate
Senior Night j
The Senior Night Central Com-
mittee was announced yesterday
by Ellen Weinberger, '61.
Those chosen were: Sue Gaike-
ma, '61, General Chairman; Susana
IKreisler, '61, .Assistant General
Chairman; Jean Hartwig, '61,
Publicity Chairman; Patricia
Wells, '61, Tickets Chairman; and
Ceci Gaivan, '61, Entertainment
Senior Night is the oldest tra-
dition observed at the University
and is strictly an entertainment
night for all senior women. Spe-
cially chosen members of the
sophomore class serve the seniors'
supper, Miss Weinberger said.
1103 S. University NO 2-6362

East Hall, the brick home of the
engineering English department,,
will be demolished this spring to
makeroom for the new physics
and astronomy building.
A stone tablet reading "Tappan
School-1883" reminds us of the
building's origin as Tappan public
grammar school in Ann Arbor. It
ws sold to the University in
1922 for $76,000, re-named East
Hall and repaired. Shce then, it
has served as the home of the
old engineering language depart-
ment, the engineering English
department and the literary col-
lege's German department.
"There are no legends associat-

EAST HALL ' Built in 1883, the present home of the engineer-
ing English department, will soon be demolished to make way
for the new Physics .and Astronomy building. The buildinghas
been called a "fire trap" for twenty years.
Plan To Raze East Hall;
Termed Old Fire Trap'


Subject, to final approval by
the Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare, the Univer-
sity has acquired two government-
owned properties at Willow Run
Airport, Congressman ' George
Meader (R-Mich) announced yes-
The transfers, which were given
preliminary approval by the United
States General Services Adminis-
tration, are the 30th Air Division
installations, now vacant, and the
Packard hanger, which has been
leasedbby the. University since
November, 1959.
A spokesman of the Departnent
of Health, Education and Welfare
said in Chicago yesterday he could
"foresee no obstacles to the im-
mediate transfer of the property
to the University."
The spokesman said the land
would be deeded at a 100 per cent
public discount-with no cost to
the University.
A provision of the agreement
will require the University to use
all the property's facities for
twenty years.
The Air Division installation in-
cludes a total of 31 buildings with
approximately 115,000 square feet
of space on 133 acres of land while
the hanger has approximately
50,000 square feet of space and~ is
located on a 23-acre piece of land.
University officials indicated
the new areas would be used for
expanding the research activities
of Willow Run Laboratories, which
are a part of'the Institute of
Science and Technology.
Rep. Meader estimated the mar-
ket value of the Air Division in-
stallations at $425,000 with an
acquisition cost' of $615,465, and
the Packard. land's fair market
value at $400,000 with an acquisi.,
tion cost of $615,465.

ed with the building, but there are
many complaints," Prof. George
M. McEwen of the engineering
English department said. He.
pointed out that parts of' the
building have been used as storage
areas. He recalls the incident of
six years ago when someone dis-
ceovered a number of old howitzer
shells in the basement.
When asked if he felt any
nostalgia with the passing of the
old edifice, Prof. Ivan H. Walton"
of the engineering English depart-
ment, who has taught there since
it was purchased, said, "When
a building has been condemned as
a fire hazard for the last 20 years,
you can't be too nostalgic."

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