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'Grotesque'
Art Forms
illustrated
Beginning his lecture with a
uminary of one of Keller's books,
Prof. Wolfgang Kayser, from the
jniversity of Gottingen in Ger-
nany, talked about "The Gro-
esque in Art and Literature," yes-
erday in the Rackham Amphi-
heatre.
He used Keller's story to Illus-
rate the different reactions which
a grotesque work can bring: smiles,
astonishment, shock, laughter, and
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POLITICAL SITUATION:
French InstabilityDeemed Usual

Swedish School Children
Exhibit Art in Alumni Hall

Going on to trace the history
of this word, he spoke of Roman
paintings during the time of
Augustus in which a favorite sub-
ject was a plant with little human
figures growing on the stalks. Some
people "condemned the new orna-
mentation" but nothing could stop
its popularity.
During the 16th century, Italian
Renaissance painters created a
"dark, uncanny underground,"
Prof. Kayser said, and men like
Rafael ;went against the natural
human forms. They gave animal-
like qualities to humans or painted
feet as plant tendrils.
Literature such as Swift's " Gul-
liver's Travels" in the 18th cen-
tury showed the further advance-
ment of "la grotesca."
By the latter part.of the 18th
century, grotesque art was a defi-
nite form, with Pieter Breugel and
H. Bosch having' the greatest in-
fluence.
Summing up his lecture, Prof.
Kayser said, "The grotesque in
painting and literature is the fear
of man of the dark which sur-
rounds him, and is at the same
time man's triumph over it."
Civil Service Sets
Career Exams
College seniors and postgradu-
ates 'will have an opportunity to
take the second nation-wide Fed-
eral Civil Service Entrance Exami-
nation for a career in the Federal
Civil Service to be given here Feb:
10, the Civil Service Commission
announced yesterday.
Those who pass the examination
will be eligible by spring for job
offers in administrative, personnel,
and technical fields.
Application blanks may be ob-
tained at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments before the Jan. 18 deadline.

-Photo-University News Service
MISS ELLEN C. HINSDALE receiving the renewal of her Ph.D.
from. Dr. Wolfgang Kayser.
German Professor Presents
Philologist' Renewed Ph.D

It is the custom at German uni-
versities that on the 50th anniver-
sary of the presentation of a doc-
tor's degree the faculty concerned
rebestows the degree.
Because of this custom, Dr. Wolf-
gang Kayser, professor at the Uni-
versity of Gottingen who is now a
guest professor at Harvard, was
in Ann Arbor yesterday. On be-
half of the German university, Dr.
Kayser rebestowed upon Ellen C.
Hinsdale her doctor's degree in

German philology which she re-
ceived from the University of Got-
tingen in 1897.
Miss Hinsdale, a Phi Beta Kap-
pa, received her M.A. from the
University of Michigan. She had
wanted to do graduate work in
the field of German philology, but
since there were few graduate
schools in the United States at
that time, Prof. Calvin Thomas,
head of the German department
advised her to go to Germany,

By DAVID TARR
The political situation in France
following the recent general elec-
tions is "upsetting" but not un-
usual or unsolvable.
This is the consensus of opinion
given last week by four University
political science professors.
Prof. Henry L. Bretton expressed
"keen disappointment" over the
results but pointed out that the
Communist vote went down and
that "there are fewer anti-consti-
tutional forces in France now than
in 1951," the time of the last elec-
tions.
Prof. Lionel H. Laing said "The
situation is upsetting but not par-
ticularly unusual." This belief
was echoed by Prof. Marbury N.
Efimenco who commented, "This
fairly normal situation for France
is no more serious than any of the
other untable French govern-
ments."
Newspapers Pessimistic
"The initial pessimism of Ameri-
can newspapers (in reaction to the
vote) was excessive because they
seemed to expect some party, to
win a majority which was never
a real possibility," said Prof. Dan-
iel Wit.
It was felt by three of the pro-
fessors that some sort of a coali-
tion government would be formed.
Prof. Bretton said, "Pressures from
the Left and Right might cause
the center parties to join forces
but the past performance of
French politics makes this some-
what doubtful."
Prof. Efimenco observed that
should the two center parties fail
to join forces, "it is only natural
for one of them to unite with one
of the two extremes."
It was the belief of Prof. Wit
that "while no one can determine
what the coalition government
will be, it appears that the Lib-
eral and Democratic Socialist ele-
ments will probably be predomin-
ate."
A point stressed by Prof. Bret-
ton was that "the value of France
New Program
In Psychology
The psychology department has
developed a program for students
who feel that they are not getting
enough out of their courses.
Two special tutorial sections,
which will give a student a chance
to get a deeper coverage of psy-
chology, will be offered next se-
mester in psychology 31.
This special type of course will
benefit those who do well in small
groups but to whom larger groups
constitute a detrimental influence.
The textbook will be read and
completed in the first five weeks
in the tutorial section. The book
will be discussed once or twice a
week in meetings with the in-
structor.
Then, studeits in the sections
will select areas for further ex-
ploration and be assigned to a
small group of others who have
chosen the same area.
In a weekly laboratory period,
groups will carry out research on
both animal and human subjects.
Those wishing to be considered
for these special sections should
apply to the psychology 31 office
at 6615 Haven Hall before 5 p.m.
Friday.

as a partner in Western affairs has Russia is, but in many affairs is
undoubtedly dropped markedly," a great power and the key to West
and "will have adverse effects on European defense," he said.
France as an international power." Two of the professors agreed the
Drastic Changes heavy vote that went to the Right
Prof. Laing said he sees France and Left was a protest against
making "no withdrawal from her French governmentof the past.
commtmens."In gnerl agee- Prof. Wit, said "Voting for ex-
commitments." In general agree- tremist groups indicates that the,
ment Prof. Wit stated he "sees no French voters want something bet-
drastic changes, but there may be ter and that they were voting
unfortunate consequences if France against the inability of the French
cannot come up with a reasonably government to solve some of the
stabe goernmnt."country's outstanding problems."
stable government." Prof. Efimenco agreed by saying,
There are no indications of a "The movement to the Right and'
decline of France as a world pow- Left was probably motivated by
er following the election, accord- political conditions and dissatis-
ing to Prof. Efimenco- faction with the status quo; French
"France is not a super-power people just want to protest this
in the sense the United States or situation."I

Sixty paintings by Swedish school
children and watercolors and
gouaches from the New York Mu-
seum of Modern Art are now on
exhibit at the Museum of Art,
Alumni Memorial Hall.
The "Swedish Children's Paint-
ings," on view until January 22 in
the Museum's West Gallery, were
done by school children from seven
to 14.
"Folket i Bild Magazine" organ-
izes a painting coitest for students
each summer. The National Mu-
seum in Stockholm then judges
the children's entries and selects
outstanding pictures for its perm-
anent collection and for a tour
of Swedish museums.
Included in this permanent col-
lection are paintings by Swedish

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Princes and Princesses, beginning
with work by Charles XII and.
Gustave II.
Until January 18 modern water-
colors and gouaches Will be feat-
ured in the Museum's North Gal-
lery.
Representing the Post - Im-
pressionist, Social-Realist, and
Surrealist trends are artists Beck-
mann, Chagall, Davis, Dufy,
Graves, Grosz, Klee, Kokoschka,
Marin, Masson, Motherwell, Nolde,
Orozco, and Prendergast.
A Woman's Heart
A woman's heart is like the
autumn sky; it changes seven times
at night and thrice during the day
. . . Japanese proverb.

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Coming Events
Freshman Laboratory Playbill pre-
sented by the Department of Speech at
3:15 p.m., Fri., Jan. 13, in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre..
Second Laboratory Playbill presented
by the Department of Speech at 8:00
p.m., Fri., and Sat., Jan. 13 and 14, in
Lyda Mendelssohn Theatre. All seats
reserved at 35c each. Tickets on sale
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Box
Office.
Third Social Seminar of the Michigan
Chapter, American Society for Public
Admnistration, Jan. 11, at 8:00 p.m. in
the Ann Arbor Room of the Michigan
League. Thomas H. E. Quimby will dis-
cuss who adminsters the Workmen's
Compensation Act. Discussion and re-
freshments.
Near East Research Club, Wed., Jan.
11 at 8:00 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham. Michael Marmura will speak
on, "The Qur'an and the Jahiliyyah
Temper."
Placement Notices
The following shools have listed va-
canies for the second semester. They
will send no representatives to the
Bureau of Appointments for interviews
at the present time.
Crystal Falls, Mich.-Teacher Needs:
First Grade; Fifth Grade.
Dixboro, Mich.-Teacher Needs: Later
Elementary (Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Combination.)
Erie, Mich.--Teacher Needs: Kinder-
garten.
Jackson, Mich.-Teacher Needs: Girls
Physical Ed. (Seventh, Eighth and Ninth
Grades.)
Teumseh, Mich.-Teaher Needs: Sixth
Grade.

For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Tues., Jan. 10:
Canada Life Assurance, Offices in
Jackson, Mich. and in Canada-Men in
any field for Sales.
Shell Oil Co., Detroit, Mich. - Men in
LS&A and Acetg., Econ., Mktg., and
BusAd. and Women with Acctg. majors
for Actg., and Administrative and Sales
Training.
Wed., Jan. 11:
Compton Advertising Ageny, New
York, N. Y-Men in the Media and
Research Depts. The openings in the
Media Dept. are concerned with budgets
and figures and require people with
ability to work with figures. Work in
Research Dept. requires an interest in
Psyhology and Sociology and some gen-
eral Math. and analytical ability. These
positions are not connected with writ-
ing advertising copy. There will also be
a talk on "Career Opportunities in Ad-
vertising" and slides and a film given
on Wednesday morning.
Thurs., Jan. 12:
Michigan Civil Service-Men and wo-
men in any field including Public
Health, Public Administration, Bus.Ad,,
Psych., Soc., Library Sc., Statistics,
Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Social
Sience, Natural Science, Econ., and
Myth. for various positions throughout
ichigan.
Michigan Dept. of Health-Men in
Public Health, Social Sience, Bus.Ad.,
Public Administration and Biology for
Training for career opportunities as
Public Health Administrators.
American Seating Co., Grand Rapids,
Mich.-Men in LS&A and Bus.Ad. for
Sales, Industrial Relations, and Gen-
eral Administrative Work.
For appointments contact the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.

Young scientist
works on new ways
to improve metals
Today scientists and engineers face one of
the toughest barriers of all - the "metal
barrier." Modern technology has progressed
so rapidly that today's metals can't meet the
tremendous demands placed upon them. For
such fields as aviation, electronics, atomic
energy, present metals must be improved and
new kinds of materials must be developed.
One of the young men playing a role in
this new and important field is 30-year-old
Dr. Roland P. Carreker, Jr.
Carreker's Work Interesting, Vital
As a research associate in the General Elec-
tric Researeh Laboratory's Metals and
Ceramics facility, Carreker's chief concern
1s the improvement of metals through new
processing techniques.
In his work, Dr. Carreker has dealt with
such important metallurgical problems as
metal failure in high-speed turbine rotors,
determining the strength of pure metals
from -425°F, the temperature of liquid
hydrogen, to 2,8000F and economic studies
of new metallurgical processes.
25,000 College Graduates at General Electric
When Carreker came to General Electric in
1947, he already knew the work he wanted
to do. Like each of our 25,000 college-
graduate employees, he is given a chance to
grow and realize his full potential. For Gen-
eral Electric has long believed this: When
fresh young minds are given freedom to
make progress, everybody benefits - the in-
dividual, the company, and the country.
Educational Relations, General Electric
Company,. Schenectady 5, N. Y.

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That's why the Personnel
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With a broad range of
types of work, and new
positions constantly being
created with the rapid
growth of the Company,
you should soon find the
place where you will have
the best chance for advance-
:ment.
1. "Hire young men"
2. "Train them ourselves"
S. "Promote from within"
All these are strongly
established policies at
Connecticut General, giving
qualified men a fine chance
to attain high goals for
themselves.
For example -the 15 top
executives at Connecticut
General joined the company
at an average age of 23S Y
years, reached their present
top-level jobs at an average
age of 47 years, after
experience, in most eases,
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