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Snyder Lauds Van Gogh at Art Review

"Painting was for Van Gogh a
religious experience," he contin-
ued. "he earthbound quality of
houses and mountains is empha-
sized by strokes that tend toward
the horizontal - thus represent-
ing the earth that he felt held
him down.
"But his brush strokes show the
ascending quality of the sky and
trees, revealing his need for eleva-
"Indeed, Van Gogh was so
moved by nature's beauty," Sny-
der revealed, "that he wrote to
his brother, Theo, 'It absorbs me
so that I never think of a single
rule of the painter's craft'."
Manic Depressive
"Much has been written on Van
Gogh's sickness," Snyder said.
"He shows symptoms of being a
manic depressive; for he had
periods of a c t i v i t y when he
couldn't do enough work, but he
also spoke in his letters of times
of great depression and bordome
when he couldn't bring himself
to paint at all."
In his last depressed days, Sny-
der related, Van Gogh still ex-
pressed belief in God. The artist
said, "God was a great artist
whose only creation, the world,
was a study that did not come
"But Van Gogh's last painting,
done a few days before his death,
didn't come off either," Snyder
said. "In his last desperate at-
tempt to find order through his
art, nature seems to have turned
against him-the landscape lacks
order altogether."

Art Schools
Role Seen
By Sawyer
Liberal arts aspects of educa-
tion are being neglected by art
schools, Prof. Charles Sawyer, di-
rector of the University Museum
of Art, said recently.
"Cultural background is a very
old chestnut to which most of us
in the arts pay lip service without
feeling the particular obligation
to do anything very affirmative
about it," he asserted.
"What we offer, somewhat apol-
ogetically, wears off pretty rap-
idly from our students, most of
whom graduate with a conviction
that what counts for them is the
art of their own time - measured
from about 1950 - with a slight
bow to post-impressionism and
cubism, and a glance at the more
superficial aspects of primitive
cultures," he continued.
Prof. Sawyer noted two "hon-
orable exceptions"-students who
have either been inspired by a
great teacher or who have at-
tained awareness of culture for
"Certainly there is no guaran-
tee that an increase in credit hour
requirements in history of art,
literature or cognate subjects
would provide an automatic solu-
tion," he maintained.
He said that there is a need to
get at the root of the significance
of the work of art for its own
time, as well as for ours.


Prof. Ernest J. Simmons, pro- Museum, Nairobi, Kenya, at 4:00
fessor of Russian literature at p.m. today in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Columbia University, will lecture Slides and motion pictures in
on "The People, Progress and Op- color will be featured.
position in the Soviet Union" at Professor and Mrs. Leakey have
8:00 p.m. today in Aud. A, Angell searched for Ice Age fossils in
Hall. Oldurai Gorge deposits since 1931
Prof. Simmons is the author of and found the first trace of the
several books on Russian and So- "Earliest Man" in July, 1959.
viet literature and has traveled * * *
frequently in the Soviet Union. "The Chairs" by Eugene Iones-
" * * co, one of the speech department's
"Changing Perspectives on the weekly series of student-acted and
Economics of the National Debt" student-directed productions, will
will be discussed by Prof. Franco be presented at 4:10 p.m. today at
Modigliani of the Carnegi Insti- Trueblood Aud.
tute of Technology at 8:00 p.m.
today in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre. Prof. Maynard Klein of the mu-
Prof. Modigliani will also lead a sic school will direct the Tudor
seminar discussion on "Some and Michigan Singers in a Colle-
Problems in the Theory of Valua- gium Musicum concert at 8:30
tion Under Uncertainty" at 4:00 p.m. Friday in Rackham Lecture
p.m. Friday in the East Confer- Hall.
ence Room at Rackham. They will present the first mod-
* * * ern performance of two pre-Bach
A lecture on "The Earliest Man" masterpieces by Isaac and Pacher-
will be given by Prof. L. S. B. bel which have recently been edit-
Leakey, director of the Coryndon ed by University musicologists.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
aty of Michigan for which The
Michigan Dailyaassumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
VOL. LXX, NO. 59
General Notices
Attention: Jan. grads should order
their caps and gowns from Moe's Sport
Shop on North University immediately.
Jan. Grads: Orders for commence-
ment announcements will be taken
Dec. 2-4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Student Activities Bldg.
New University of Michrgan Graduate
Screening Examinations in French and
German. All graduate, students desir-
ing to fulfill their foreign language re-
quirement by passing the written exam-
ination given by Prof. Lewis (formerly
given by Prof. Hootkins) must first pass
an objective screening examination.
The objective examinations will-be giv-
en four times each semester (i.e., Sept.,
Oct., Nov., December, Feb., March, Ap-
ril, and May) and once during the
Summer Session, in July. Students who
fail the objective examination may re-
peat it but not at consecutive admin-
istrations of the test (e.g., Sept. and
Oct.) except when the two adminis-
trations are separated by more than
35 days (e.g., Dec. and Feb.)
The next administration of the ob-
jective examinations in French and
German will be on Thurs., Dec. 17 in
Aud. C, Angell Hall at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Within 24 hours after the examinations
the names of students who have passed
will be posted on the Bulletin Board
outside the office of Prof. Lewis, the
Examiner in Foreign Languages, Rm.
3028 Rackham Bldg.
Students desiring to fulfill the Grad-
uate School's requirement in French
and German are alerted to an alternate
path. A grade of B or better in French
12 and German 12 will satisfy the for-
eign language requirement. A grade of
B or better in French 11 and German 11
Is the equivalent of having passed the
objective screening examination.
Today, at 4:10 p.m., the Dept. of
Speech will present a laboratory play-
bill production of "The Chairs" by
Eugene Ionesco. The performance will
be held in Trueblood Aud., Frieze Bldg.
Astronomy Dept. Visitors' Night: Fri.,
Dec. 4, 8:00 p.m., Rm. 2003 Angell Hall.
Dr. Lawrence H. Aller will speak on
"The Moon." After the lecture the Stu-
dent Observatory on the fifth floor of
Angell Hall will be open for inspection
and for telescopic observations of the
Moon, Double Star and Orion Nebula.
Children welcomed, but must be ac-
companied by adults.
Women Students who do not have a
housing commitment, for the spring
semester may apply now at the Office
of the Dean of Women, 1011 SAB, for
residence hall or supplementary hous-
TIAA - College Retirement Equities
Fund: Participants in the Teachers
Insurance and Annuity Association
(TIAA) retirement program who wish
to change their contributions to the
College Retirement Equities Fund
(CREF), or to apply for or discontinue
participation in the Equities Fund, will
be able to make such changes before
Dec. 18, 1959.
Staff members who have % or 1 of
their contributions to TIAA allocated
to CREF may wish to change to a %
basis or go from the latter to a 1a
or 1/3 basis.
Please contact the Office of Staff
Benefits, 3057 Admin. Bldg., Ext. 619.
Application blanks for Phoenix Pre-
doctoral Fellowships for 1960-61 are
available in the Graduate School Of-
fice. Applicants should be wel ad-
vanced in their graduate studies and
should present plans for research or
graduate study leading to research in
some field dealing with the applica-
tions or implications of atomic energy.
Research projects may be in the fieldsI
of nuclear physics and chemistry, in1
the use of radiation or fission products,
in the medical and biological sciences
or on the effect that atomic energy de-
velopments will have on government,
economics, philosophy and culture.
Competition will close Feb. 1, 1960.
Collegium Musicum: The Michigan
Singers and Tudor Singers, conducted
by Maynard Klein, with Marilyn Mason
Brown, harpsichordist, will present a
concert in Rackham Lecture Hall on
Fri., Dec. 4, at 8:30 p.m. Open to the
general public.
Lecture: Ednest J. Simmons, Prof. of
Russian Literature, Columbia Univer-

sity will speak on "The People, Prog-
ress and Opposition in the Soviet Un-
ion," at 8 p.m., Aud. A..
Lecture: Prof. Franco Mondigliani,

Carnegie Institute of Technology, will
speak on "Changing Perspective on the
Economics of the National Debt," on
Thurs., Dec. 3 at 8 p.m., Rackham Am-
The Earliest Man, by Dr. L.S.B.
Leakey, Director, Coryndon Museum,
Nairobi, Kenya. A University lecture
sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropol-
ogy, Thurs., Dec. 3, 4 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall.
Academic Notices
Cancer Research Seminar: Dr. Arthur
G. Johnston and Dr. Frank White-
house, Jr., will discuss "Bacterial En-
dotoxins and Tumor-Host Relation-
ships." on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m,
Rm. 1564, E. Med. Bldg.
Applied Mathematics Seminar: Prof.
R. K. Ritt will speak on "Jauch's
Quantum Scattering Theory," Thurs.,
Dec. 3, at 4:00 p.m. in Rm. 246 W.
Engrg. Refreshments will be served in
Rm. 246 W. Engrg. at 3:30 p.m.
Biological Chemistry Colloquium: Dr.
Donald G. Bomb, Rakham Arthritis
Research Unit, will speak on "Inter-
mediary Metabolism of Sialic Acid" in
Rm. M6423 Med. S. Bldg. at 4:00 p.m.,
Fri., Dec. 4 Coffee will be served in the
department library (M5410) at 3:30 p.m.
Little Seminar: Prof. Franco Mon-
digliani, Carnegie Institute of Technol-
ogy, will speak on "Some Problems in
the Theory of valuation Under Un-
certainty" on Fri., Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m.
in the E. Conf. m., Rackham Bldg.
Statistics Seminar: will meet Thurs.,
Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Rm. 3201 Angell
Hall. Prof. Craig will conclude his dis-
cussion on Tukey's 1947 paper on "Sta-
tistically Equivalent Blocks and Tol-
erance Regions."
Doctoral Examination for Arturs Kal-
nins, Engrg. Mechanics; thesis: "On
Dynamic Problems of Shallow Spheri-
cal' Shells," Thurs., Dec. 3, 315 W.
Engrg. Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
J. Ormondroyd.
Doctoral Examination for Harold
Sobol, Electrical Engrg.; thesis: "Modu-
lation Characteristics of 0-Type Elec-
tron-Stream Devices," Thurs., Dec. 3,
3035 E. Engrg. Bldg., at 2:30 p.m.
Chairman, J. E, Rowe
Placement Notices
The following schools have listed
teaching vacancies and will be here to
interview on:
Mon., Dec. 7:
Madison, N.J. - JHS Eng., Lang.,
French, Spanish; Elem.; HS Math, So-
cial Studies, English; Elem. Library.
Tues., Dec. .8:
Walled Lake, Mich. - Elem. (1-2);
Spec. Ed. (Hard of Hearing).
Wed., Dec. 9:
St. Clair Shores, Mich. -JHS Girls'
P.E., English; HS English, French/Eng.
or Spanish; Elem. (Kind)
Royal Oak, Mich. - Early Elemen-
Thurs., Dec. 10:
Port Huron, Mich. - HS English,
Math; JHS Gei. Math, Science.
Grosse Ile, Mich. - Elem. (1, 2, 3, 5),
Elem. Phys. Ed. Vocal/Inst. Music,
Math (7th), English/Latin.
Fri., Dec. 11:
Madison Heights, Mich. - Elem.,,
Diag., Speech Correction.
For any additional information and
appointments contact the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Admin. Bldg., NO
3-1511, Ext. 489.
Personnel Requests:
Harvard University, Graduate School
of Business Admin., Cambridge, Mass.
has immediate openings for women as
assistants in the course "Written Ana-
lysis of Cases." Recent women gradu-
ates with a Liberal Arts, BA degree,
U.S. Civil Service Comnission an-
nounces examinations and need for
Stenographers and Typists. Applica-
tions will be accepted indefinitely,
Kimberly-Clark Corp., has need of
Consumer Products Salesmen for work
where needed in the U.S. Prefer men
with some college training or the equi-
valent gained from actual successful
selling experience, married or single,
veterans or others not vulnerable to
military service, good health, willing
to travel and relocate, good, outgoing
Harvard University, C a m b r 1d g e,
Mass., has research jobs for recent
graduates in: Chemistry Dept., Virol
ogy work with Biology professor, Bu-
reau of Business Research at the Bus-
Johnny Harberd Men of Note
Dick Tilkin Bob Elliott
Andy Anderson Al Dioser
Vic Vroom Earle Pearson
The Kingsmen Dale Sebck
plus many others

ness School and Radio-Meteor Project
at the Observatory.
Vanderbilt Better Tours, Travel Bu-
reau in Chicago, Ill., would like to get
a Feb. grad, who has majored in ac-
counting to handlehtheir books. Appli-
cant should be able to type and should
have a high scholastic record. They
could also use a stenographer.
Oregon State announces examination
for Archival Asst. Must be a graduate
of an accredited four-year college, with
a major in -history or a related field of
the social sciences or have had full-
time employment in archival work
which may be substituted on a year-
for-year basis for the college require-
Executive Manpower Corp., a N.Y.C.
consulting firm, has openings to fill for
the following positions: (1) Sales Engr.
-Grad. Engr., physicist, or electronics,
ability to identify potential applica-
tion of company products on a profit-
able basis, at least five years of ex-
perience In peripheral data processing
and three-five years of selling exper-
ience. (2) Project Engineer -- Graduate
Electro-Mechanical Engr. or applied
physicist, five-10 yrs. of broad exper..
lence in mechanical and electronic sys-
tems, previous project supervisory ex-
perience preferable.
J. C. Penney Co., Inc., is seeking
Junior Auditors. Age: 26 to 33, al-
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DIAL.N 8-6416
The stage sensation
is on the screen!

To Spon sor
Jazz Festival
Georgetown University of Wash-
ington, D.C. is currently sponsor-
ing an intercollegiate jazz festi-
val, open to campus jazz groups
throughout the country.
Any interested groups here may
obtain application forms from
Michael E. Rollins, '81, at the
student offices of the Michigan
Ending Saturday
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A Debate on the





SATURDAY at 7:00 and 9:00
SUNDAY at 8:00
"From Here to Eternity"


Sen. Clyde H. Geerlings, Rep.
Chairman, Tax Committee

Sen. George C. Steeh, Dem.

Sen. Paul C. Younger, Rep.

Sen. Basil Brown, Dem.


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