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SUNDAY MAY 3, 1925

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVENTEEN

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ANN ARBOR ENTERS

THE REALM

OF

ART

O FR

Art Association
Will Display
Paintings
By Stanley Crightoi
Probably the finest and most un-
usual exhibit ever to be shown in
Ann Arbor will be offered to the stu-
Oents and public of the city, when a
specially selected collection of pic-
tures from the Twenty-third Interna-
tional Exhibition of Paintings will
opened for display Tuesday in
Alumni Memorial hall. The paint-
ings are those selected by the Car-
negie Institute of Pittsburgh, and in
the exhibit are two canvases which
received the $1,00 prizes.
This collection of pictures is be-
ing abrought here by the Ann Arbor
Ar.t association, an organization
which has many times before secured
rare exhibits and displays for the at-
traction of the city's residents. Ann
Arbor has always been a center for
all things relating to art, as is evi-
denced by the May Festival, the
Choral Union entertainments, and the
nany other varied expressions of art,
which have been placed before the
people. It has always received them
n the most cordial manner and it is
needless to, say that this famous col-
lection of paintings will be welcomed
with anything but an equally sincere
demonstration.

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The exhibit which will be opened
Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock,
will remain in the building until May
24. The paintings will be on display
:eery afternoon from 1:30 to 5
o'clo'k, excepting Sunday when the
doors will l6e opened at 2 o'clock.
Eiery Thursday evening the pictures
will be on display from 7:30 to 9:30
o'clock, while on several mornings that brings one back again and gain es the power to put himself where
the pblc will also be enabled to to certain things. On the other hand he gets the viewpoint of the artist, he
viw The cllection. there are many in which one senses will find also much that puzzles him
SThe Art association of the city is at once the appeal to beauty, such in the pictures by the Czecho-Slo-
going to the expense of more than as a most exquisite landscape by vakian, Polish and Russian artists.
$1,000 to bring the exhibit here. Stu- Claude Monet or Emile Rene Menard's ie will wonder why and wherefore
dents of the University and of the "The Three Graces". Appealing from many times. Spain, Italy, Belgium,
public schools will be admitted free, far different motives are Jean Pirre Sweden and even Holland will be-
while for others there will be an ad- Lauren's uplifting little canvas, muse him quite a bit. But for these
nlssin charge of 25 cents. A gal- "After the Service", of Jean Louis cases there is always a cure to be
lery attendant will be present at each Forain's intensely dramatic "Sen- found in the many truly delightful
exhibit to explain the various dis- tenced for Life". There is beauty, paintings to which he may always go
plays to all who attend. human tragedy, love of nature and for cheer, beauty and inspiration.
Tlpe Twenty-third International Ex- life in the French Exhibition. Also, For those who belong to the craft;
hibition of Paintings, from which this there is indeed much that is incom- there is much that appeals in com-
collection 'was selected, was held at pi'ehensible. position as there are many that might
the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburgh Unless the average layman possess- be truly called "trick pictures."
ln the spring of last year, and since
that" craie t e collect on ,whichls
coming here has been shown in thich 1u
number ,of cities throughout the
country. The following article on
the, exhibit appeared in a copy of the
"Index" in April of last year. By Kenneth 'Wiekware roll shutters and with screens of
The two prize winners will natur- At midnight last night the 8,000 the finest quality obtainable, since
ally claim first interest. The first Ann Arbor subscribers of the Michi- dirt is the greatest enemy of the
prire painting is the far-famed can- gan Bell Telephone company virtual- delicate mechanism, officials say. In-
vas "Madame Suggia", done by Au- cluded in the equipment are the fol-
gastus E John, of London. Giovanni ly became their own telephone opera- lowing improved features: automatic
g gsta Gisvanni tors. That hour marked the pulling switching machines that actually com-
R.magnoli, of Bologna, Italy, is the { of switches in both the old and new plete the connections when numbers
painter of the second prize picture telephone oflices which effected the are dialed, and which are uncannily
ter the Bath". He is the young- cut-over to the new dial system, and human in action; automatic counters
e stwhich made the companys new ex- to determine the loads carried by the
pgrtant award at the Pittsburgh Sa~ change on East Williams street the equipment at various hours, and to
lon, where he exhibited for the first center ,of telephone activities. I aid in the most effective means of
time in North America. Daniel Gar- The operation made last night came service distribution; automatic time
her of Lumberville, Pennsylvania, as the culmination of more than a clocks to insure accurate recording of
was the sole American who won a year's work in constructing and equip- toll calls; test panels for the purpose
nrize at the salon. His painting, ping the new building, an undertak- of locating both local and distant line
"Sycamores" took third prize with an ing involving the investment of more troubles; and electrically driven
award of five hundred dollars. The than $800,000, and resulting in what ringing machines.I
frs , honorable mention, which car- is said to be one of the most modern In addition to the new directories,
riged with It a prize of three hundred exchanges in the country, which have been recently mailed to
OlpIars went to Othon Friesz, a The- new system will not result in subscribers, a supplementary list of
Frenchman. The other honorable any considerable loss to the operating new numbers appears in this section
mentions were Ambrose McEvoy, of force itself, according to a statement of The Daily, and comprises three full
Lndon, Vincenc Benes, of Prague, made by J. J. Kelly, local manager, pages of notices inserted by most of
and Savely Sorine, of Paris, who is who declares that informational, toll, the leading merchants. This step has
now painting in New York. and operator calls will probably been taken to make the public addi-
Augustus E. John, the outstanding necessitate the employment of almost tionally certain of the most generally
figure among British artists, is not1 the usual number of operators, the used numbers in the city.
only a great artist, but a great per-) difference being balanced by the reg- Taken as a whole, the telephone
sonality. Born at Tenby, 1879, he re- lar turn-over of a certain percentage situation in Ann Arbor is a peculiar
ueived his art education at the Slade of the employees. one, according to information fur-1
school in London and later studied The equipment at the new offices nished by the company experts. A
atParis. During the War he held aapproaches the utmost in modern total of more than 8,000 separate
commission as official artist in the telephone engineering, and is ade- subscribers here provides a phone for
Canadian Corps and exhibited at the quately housed in a thoroughly mod- about one of every three persons, or
Canadian War Memorial Exhibition in Iern building of brick and steel. The practically twice the average satur-
1919 a cartoon for a large decoration, windows are protected with steel ation throughout the country as a
"Canadians opposite Lens". He was
later commissioned by the Imperial ------ _-
authorities to paint the chief char-1
portraits include two of the Emir Fai- College Life Alloat 4
sal and of W. M. Hughes, and those
of Lieutenant Colonel T. F. Lawrence'
(presented to the Tate Gallery by the ......_- _-
Duke of Westminister), Sir Robert When the S .S. "University" em- the students to be officially received
painted portraits of David Lloyd barks from New York next fall with a by many of the different governments,
pained prtrats o Davd Llyd nd also at the prominent foreign ed-
George (1916), Bernard Shaw (1916), ;half thousand college students n adoal institutions.
Lord Fisher (1917), Lord Sumner,! board for an eight months' cruise
(1Q1-19> an th Maches GaatiThe plan provides for one year of
(1918-19), and the Marchesa Casati around the world, a new experiment the college course to he spent in the
(1918-19). He came to America two in educational progress will be in- trip
years ago, for the first time, as the 1 rudtewrdwtIrdt
guest of the Carnegie Institute to augurated. Visits will be made to 33 applied in full to the student's regu-
serve on the Jury of Award for the foreign countries and some 20 odd i lar course. It is said that all univer-
sev seond ntJr onwarl. rhcouresgn osudytrill b c sondued onsities and colleges in the country
Twenty-second International. I courses of study will be conducted on which have been approached to date
"Madame Suggia", first exhibited at board the steamer. on the proposition have expressed
the Alpine Club gallery in the spring One of the fundamental principles their willingness to cooperate on the
of 1923, was the artistic sensation of the plan is to broaden the present subject of college credits. Instead of
the London season. It was later pur- ofsthe plannisrtobroadenhowever, i
chased by an American, William day college work. Since the war the ii a nesar uling ho t
Clyde, Jr., of New York, and its de- desirability of such a project for in- universities the condition incidental to
parture from England was accom- ternational reasons alone has become each student. Local advisers are be-
panied by lamentations similar to greatly emphasized, according to ing arranged for at each college who

TWO OF THE paintings which will be exhib-
ited here May 5 to 24 by the Ann Arbor Art Asso-
ciation. Left: Madame Suggia, by Augustus John.
Above: Portrait of Mr. Roland F. Knoedler, by Sir
William Orpen.

Anglada, the great 8panislh artist,
who takes rank w ith Zuloaga, has a
notable group of five paintings in the

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show. This is the first exhibition of
his works in North America. A. J.
Munnings, of London, the painter of
hounds, jockeys, race horses and cel-
ebrated horsemen, is represented by
a group of six paintings which in-
clude an equestrian portrait of the
Prince of Wales, and "Saddling for a
Point to Point Race", which is owned
by Mrs. Payne Whitney of New York.
Paul Albert Besnard, the Director of
the Ecole des Beau Arts, who to-
gether with A. J. Munnings were the
European members of the Jury of

' Award, has three paintings in the ex-
hibition. Tito, of Venice, has four;3
Mancini, of Rome, three; Pierre Bon-1
nard, of Paris, who was awarded the
third prize in the Twenty-second In-
ternational, three; Delaunois ,Direct-
or of the Academie des Beaux Arts,
at Louvain, Belgium, three; and.D. Y.,
Cameron, the*Scotch landscape paint-
er, also three.
Concerning the portrait of Mme.
Suggia, a reproduction of which ap-l
pears on this page, the Pittsburg!
Gazette of June 1, 1924 has cast an
interesting light in the article which
follows:
The "inside story" of the painting

of the picture that won first prize
in the Twenty-third International
and which is still on view in the art
galleries of Carnegie Institute was
made public yesterday. The story,
obtained in an interview with Ma-
dame Suggia, the Portuguese cellist,
who posed for the picture which
bears her name, reveals the methods
used by Augustus John, the famous
Bohemian artist, whose work is well
known in Pittsburgh where he-has.
been a visitor many times:
Madame Suggia's Christian name is.
Guilhermina. She is well known on
the concert platforms of Europe. In

'scriber An Operator"'

an interview Madame Suggia said of
her experience in posing for John
that it was in no wise an ordinary ex-
perience:
"If the result of the sitting is a
masterpiece," she said, "The process
that has gone to its creation is no
less thrilling. John is unique and so
are his methods."
"To begin with, his very studio is
original. A large and beautifully
proportioned room in Chelsea, It is
not lit like most studios from the top
but from one side, the whole of that
side of the room being windows.
When sitting for my portrait I was
facing the window, the artist of
course, having his 'back to the light.
This positions helps to explain the
remarkable effect of the highlights
on the cello so plain to be seen In
the picture. I might have found the
prolonged gazing at the sunshine try-
ing-for John always chose a bright
day-had not it been that my pose
required my head to be turned aside.
"My pose explains the secret of the
whole portrait-I was playing Dur-
ing practically the whole of the sit-
tings I was actually practicing-not
merely pretending to play, as most
artist would have arranged it, but
actually expressing the music of
Bach. I played Bach chiefly because,
being classic music it suited with the
attitude required by the artist.
"To allow this constant movement
to a sitter is perhaps the secret of
John's genius. It necessitates, of
course, constant alteration. My out-.
stretched arm, for example, would
naturally vary a little in position{
and John painted each of these vari-
ations until he achieved the final re-
sult. So with the expression also;
the moods of each sitting, nay of each
movement, called forth by my music,
were each recorded by the artist.
"This capacity for painting out and
repainting so quickly and facilely is
perhaps best shown by the artist's
changing of my dress. He began the
Iportrait by choosing an old gold robe,
then in a few minutes one day alter-
ed it to a white one. This effect, al-
though very angelic and charming
was not quite what he desired, so he
designed the red robe I am wearing
in the finished portrait.
"It can readily be understood, that
with such a careful method of work
the sittings were fairly prolonged.
As a rule I sat for two hours, but'
toward the end, when John was
anxious to finish the picture, I sat
for two hours in the morning and
two again in the afternoon. Then,
however. there was the solace of de,
lghtful lunch with the artist between
the sittings.
"John is a brilliant conversation-
alist in one sense-a silent man in
another. That is to say, he does not
talk a greet deal but he never speaks
without saying something well worth
the saying. He is caustic in his talk,
sarcastic sometimes, but unkind
never. Of young artists especially
his talk is always kindly; only the
Philistine and the hypocrite are
butchered to make a sitter's holiday.
"My playing during the sitting nat-
urally prevented much conversation,
but the artist appeared to enjoy the
music and continued to hum the
melody after I ceased. Sometimes he
would begin to walk up and down in
time to the music. This reminds fne
of a very curious trait of John's.
When specially pleased with his
work, when some finesse of painting
eyelash or tint had gone well, he
would always walk on tiptoe.
"Directly, I heard his footsteps
bush and his tread lighten. I
strained all my powers to keep at
just the correct attitude. In a pic-
ture painted like this a portrait not
=only of a musician, but of her instru-
ment-more of the very spirit of mu-
sic itself-the sitter must to a great
extent share in its creation. John
himself is kind enough to call it "our"
picture.
"This explains the perfect -happ-

ness and satisfaction which I felt all
through the sittings and whenE~er
I looked at my portrait, even in the
earlier stages. John does not only
allow his sitters to view the unflin-
ished portrait but encourages criti-
cism. These, in my case, were con-
fined to technical points of the posi-
tion of the bow and cello and so on."
"On my first view of the picture I
was surprised to see how swiftly it
had already progressed. John has,
above all, a marvelous power of
creating a likeness in a few strokes.
The two charcoal sketches he mane
as a preliminary to the portrait have
been described as the greatest of
their kind since Raphael.
"It is some years since August'us
John first heard me play and asked
if he might paint my portrait. Thred
more years elapsed while the work
proceeded, but I am more delighted
with the result than I should have
thought possible. I had always re-
fused to be painted before and I feel
that I do not desire any one but John,
perhaps, to paint me again.
"He has, by the way, another por-
trait of me half finished, which was
begun before the present painting. In

whole. According to figures compiled
by the local branch, the telephone
service in this city is lowest during
the summer months, or just the re-
ver.e of the situation in most other
Michigan cities. So far this year the
number of calls has averaged about
50.000 a day, a slight increase over
last year's average. On the day of a
large athletic contest the number of
calls generally increases as much as
47 per cent, as was the case (luring
the Iowa-Michigan football game last
year, when a total of 66,500 calls was
recorded. This element of fluctuat-
ing - demand often presents serious
force problems. officials say.
in operating the dial system instru-
ments, Manager Kelly has called at-
tention to a number of factors that
should be borne in min'd by subscrib-
ers. In the first place it is necessary
that the receiver be removed from its
hook before the dialing will have any
' effect ; it is also necessary that the
action of the dial spring should be
I neither hastened nor retarded, since
i the mechanism to work properly must
be left free, the actual connections
being made when the dial is moving
'in a counter-clockwise, direction. The
I dial tone, which must be listened for
before dialing is begun, is a steady
humming sound that can be heard
soon after the receiver is removed
from the hook. The ringing signal is
heard by the subscriber calling as an
"intermittent burr burr-rr-ing" sound;
THEA TR ES
"Abie's Irish Rose" comes into the
Garrick theater Sunday night to re-
main as long as there is any demand
for it, which will be, it is presumed,
at least all summer. Everything that?
can be said of this play has been re-
peated.
Leon Gordon's "White Cargo" goes
into its third week at the Shubert
Detroit. This play, all about the ter-
rible effects of tropical climates on a
white man unused to them, seems to
have taken a hold on Detroiters. Leon
Gordon himself plays the. leading role,
and there is only one woman in the
cast, the part of a half breed.
The Bonstelle players will do "Meet
the, Wife" for at least another week.

the signal for a busy line is a rapid
"buzz-buzz buzz" sound..
If the subscriber desires the assist-
ance of an operator in obtaining a
connection, due either to lack of
knowledge or to repeated failures,
she can be secured by dialing the last
section on the dial face, marked 0.
"Information" can be called by dial-
ing "113", the long distance operator
by calling "110"; rural calls can be
completed by dialing "116" and giv-
ing the operator the number desired.'
If a subscriber's telephone is out of
order, lie may call the repair clerk,
by using another telephone and dial-
ing "114".
Emergency calls have been arrang-
ed as follows: to report a fire the sub-
scriber should dial "4111," and for the
police or an ambulance, "4114," If
in any emergency it is necessary to
make the call in the dark, or if the
subscriber does not know the number,
the operator should be called and
merely asked for the Police or Fire
department.
In answering incoming calls, if no
response is obtained and the dial toneI
is heard, the subscriber is to under-I
stand that there is no one.connected
with the line and that any connection
that may have been established hasl
been released, and the-receiver should
be replaced on the hook.
If while making a call, the sub-
scriber dials a wrong number or
makes any error that interferes with,
News From (
Lawrence, Kansas, May 2-William
Allen White, in a recent address be-
fore the University of Kansas proph-
esied that "the style of literature of
today will certainly change from this
short-dressed, bobbed hair, bare-arm-
ed, flapper type." The present lit-
erary characteristics will prevail for
the next five years, however, Mr.
White believes.
Berkeley, Calif, May 2-Expected to
serve as a model for other colleges in
the country, the University of Cali-
fornia has established a complete
course in criminology, social science,
and related subjects. The course
will be given for the first time in the
coming summer school, and scientists

the operation, he should hang up the
receiver at once, and wait a few mom-
ents before trying to complete the
I number again. If in using the tele-
rphone, no dial tone is heard when the
receiver is removed, the subscriber
may conclude, after two or three
trials, that the line is out of order,
and he should immediately call the
" repair clerk, using another telephone
f for the purpose.
An educational program for both
subscribers and operators was started
by the company more than a month
ago, the latter work being cared for
through printed material and by a
flying squadron of 40 experts from
Detroit, who planned to make a can-
vas of each one of the subscribers.
During the past week, the operators
at the new office on Williams street
have been undergoing a "dress re-
hearsal," which involved work under
actual operating conditions and which
also served to test out the apparatus.
While undoubtedly there will be many
unforseen minor troubles in getting
the new system into a smoothly work-
ing condition, and in completing the
adequate education of the public in the
use of the new telephones, it is never-
theless felt by company officials that
the cut-over to the new system will
not seriously interfere with communi-
cation throughout the city, and that
before long the service will be meas-
urably bettered over that provided
by the old system.

Other Colleges

Iowa City, Iowa, May 2-Pond and
Pond, Chicago architects, are now at
work designing Iowa State's new
million dollar Memorial Union build-
ing. The Ponds, graduates of the
University of Michigan, are the de-
signers of the Union buildings at
Michigan, Purdue, and M. A. C.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., May 2-When
a questionaire recently was taken at
Vassar among 300 students, many
skillful swimmers, motorists, etc.
were disclosed but only 8 1-3 per cent
claimed that their greatest ability lay
in the art of cooking.
Williamstown, Mass, May 2-Stu-
dents at Williams college voted

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