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ensemble, interpretation and dif-
ficulty of arrangement.
Legend has it that many years
ago a group of weary travelers
stumbled upon a valley hidden in
the mountains of Tibet - the se-
cluded paradise Shangri-la.
The 1961 J-Hop, to be held from
9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Feb. 6 in
the League ballroom, will have
Shangri-la as its theme.
A fountain with colored sprays
of water will be placed at one end
of the ballroom. Gaily-colored lan-
terns and fish will be intermingled
with bright stars to give J-Hop's
Shangri-la a serene, oriental at-
Music for this legendary "Dream-
er's Paradise" will be provided by
Buddy Morrow and his "Night
Train" orchestra. Morrow's reper-
toire embraces all forms of popu-
lar music.
The concert by Johnny Mathis,
sponsored by Panhellenic Asso-
ciation as part of J-Hop weekend,
will be at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Hillj
Ticket reservations for Saturday'
are now on sale from 12:30 to 4:30

p.m. at the Administration Bldg.
Tickets for the Mathis concert will
be sold after classes resume in
Paul Hammon will speak on
"Accounting Information for Busi-
ness Decisions" at a meeting of
the Society for Advancement of
Management at 7:30 p.m. today
in Rm. 131, Business Administra-
tion Bldg.
"The program will be open to
any students interested in indus-
trial management," SAM President
Richard C. Slayton, '60E, an-
By bringing experts from the
fields of engineering and business
to the campus, SAM hopes to
broaden and stimulate its mem-
bers in related fields, Slayton ex-
plained. Eventually it may help
them attain positions in industry.
"A yearbook will be presented
and should be a campus first,"
Frank Krembel, '60, said. It will be
distributed to the Society's mem-
bers, the faculties of the business
administration and engineering
schools, and to the management
of more than 100 companies'
throughout the United States.
"Space Astrophysics" will be the'
title of a lecture to be given by
Prof. William Liller of the as-
tronomy department at 8 p.m. to-
day in the Rackham Amphithea-
The lecture is open to the pub-
lic. Refreshments will be served
"Demonstrations of Clinical
Problems in Speech Correction"
will be the topic of Prof. H. Harlan
Bloomer of the speech department
at 4 p.m. today in the Rackham
Lecture Hall.
Prof. Bloomer, director of the
University's Speech -Clinic, will
lecture under the auspices of the
speech department.
* * *
Bernard Lazerwitz of the Survey
Research Center will speak on
"The Meaning of Faith to a Jew"
at 4:15 p.m. today in the Lane Hall
This is the last in a series of
seminars on the meaning of re-
ligious faith sponsored by the Of-
fice of Religious Affairs.
Auditions for mid-year com-
mencement's student speaker will
be held Monday.
Competition for this honor is
open to all mid-year graduates.
Each speech should be no longer
than five minutes and must be
presented in its final form at the
audition. Members of the Senior
Board and Prof. Hugh Z. Norton of
the speech department will judge
the try-outs.
An audition appointment can
be made by calling Bruce Wilson,
'60SM, NO 3-5806.


. .. plans wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Cooney
of LincolnPark, Mich., announce
the engagement of their daughter
Arlene to Mark Moyer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. P. Moyer of Sturgis,
Miss Cooney is a junior at East-
ern Michigan University in Ypsi-
lanti. Mr. Moyer is a teaching fel-
low in the German department of
the University.
The wedding is planned for Jan.
29, 1960.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Garrick of
Medina, N.Y., announce the mar-
riage of their daughter Anne to
Lester Lee Bridges of Bay City,
The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Dr. Henry Kuizenga Sat-
urday in the chapel of the First
Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.
Mrs. Bridges was graduated in
June from the literary college and
is doing graduate work and teach-
ing at Tappan Junior High School.
Mr. Bridges will be graduated from
the journalism school in January.

... announces engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Laro of
Flint announce the engagement of
their daughter Deena to Jacob
Slonimsky, son of Mrs. Joseph
Slonimsky and the late Mr. Slo-
nimsky of New York City.
Miss Laro, a senior in the liter-
ary college, is a member of Sigma
Delta Tau sorority. Mr. Slonimsky,
a member of Phi Kappa Alpha
honorary and Phi Delta Epsilon
medical fraternity, is a senior in
the medical school.
The wedding is planned for Jan-
uary 31, 1960.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert White
of Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Jane Alene Fleishman, to Michael
Luckoff, son of "Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Luckoff of Detroit.
Miss Fleishman, '60, is a mem-
ber of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.
Mr. Luckoff was graduated from
the University 'in June, 1958.
The wedding is planned for Aug.
6, 1960, in Pittsburgh.

Prof. Gewirth Notes Disparity
In Studies of Ethics, Science

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"There is a fundamental dis-
parity between the philosophical
approaches to ethics and science,"
Prof. Alan Gewirth of University
of Chicago's philosophy depart-
ment said in introducing "Posi-
tive 'Science' and 'Normative
'Ethics"' yesterday.
"Ethical and scientific agree-
ment is complex," he continued.
Prof. Gewirth explained that a
disparity occurs when science is
approached on one level and ethics
on another.
"This disparity between the
philosophical approach to science
and ethics is created by a differ-
ence in functions," Prof. Gewirth
asserted. Science is "normative"
in the sense that it is restrictive
to cognitive values only, while
ethics is "positive" because it is
non-restrictive to the norms or
levels of subject matter.
Cites Example
He said, "If one says that In-
grid Bergman is not a good actress
because she lacks depth and range,
then one is using the word 'ac-
tress' normatively. This connota-
tion of 'actress' assumes certain
value criteria.".
In meta-ethics (the analysis of
ethical terms) any reference to
ethical terms is positive and not
negative and makes norms relevant
to ethics.
"Consequences arise from this
disparity," he claimed. The prob-
lem is "that ethicists are power-
less to decide between morally
good or bad ethics because they
U' Service
Names Heads
The University Extension Serv-
ice has appointed two supervisors
in areas of correspondence study
and conferences.
A. John Valois, former assistant
to the dean of University College,
University of Maryland, was
named supervisor of the Corre-
spondence Study Department.
Clyde V. House was assistant
city manager at Escanaba, Mich.,
for two years.

analyze them differently from the
way philosophers analyze science.
"As a result," Prof. Gewirth
added, "discussions about the cog-
nitiveness of ethics in the light of
these disparities create inconclu-
sive results."
He then proceeded to suggest
possible justification of the, dis-
parity between a philosophical ap-
proach to science and ethics,
choosing five examples to show
their differences.
"The nature and functions of
science and ethics are different,"
Prof. Gewirth said. "Science makes
adjustment to the world in order
to predict and explain certain
phenomena, while ethics fulfills
its functions in a much less re-
strictive way."
The use of science and sciences
indicates an achievement, he con-
tinued. As an example, Prof. Ge-
to be able to succeed in explain-
wirth said to have a "science" is
ing and predicting phenomena.
Connotation Differs
"The connotation of ethics
could not be used in the sense of
achievement as science had been
interpreted," he added.
"Science has many experts,. and
their decisions are uniform and
do not vary, as seen in the study
of physics," Prof. Gewirth ex-
plained. "However, the study of
ethics has very few experts and
cannot be limited to a few solu-
"Since ethics is a positive con-
cept and is unrestrictive in ap-
proach, its solutions differ to a
far greater degree," he said. "This
also justifies the disparity."
After citing these examples,
Prof. Gewirth added, "These justi-
fications cannot outweigh the ar-
guments against the desparity, and
hence the latter cannot be justi-
He then proposed a solution
which would clarify the objec-
tives and ideals of both science and
ethics: "Philosophers of ethics
should seek norms which would
characterize their fields as phi-
losophers try to do for science.
"The realm and ideals of demo-
cracy would be a good place to
employ these changes," Prof. Ge-
wirth concluded.


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