THE MICHIGAN DAILY
10R WIL USS'b
Turner's "Europe Since 1870"
Attacked By Eastern Professor
I~A controversy which involve; the fu: theri makes the statement that'
Prof. W. L. Badger, of the chemical!authenticity of the account of the "England and Germany were the two
engineering department, will present aushsntithe dcountries desirous of avoiding war in
causes of the World war related in thes
two papers at the spring meeting of ss1914."
the American Chemical societyi pages of the history, "Europe Since3r
y i 1870," recently published by Prof. E. Professor Barnes makes the charge
Washington, April 21 to 25, in addi- 7R. Turner, of the history department, that no historian could have read the
papers presented before the gather has aroused much interest in the cur- scu ce. properly and then come to the
rent issue of the New Republic. conclusion that Professor Turner
He, in conjunction with L. A. Pridg- In the April number of that mag- reached, stating that he couldn't "un-
eon of the chemical engineering de- azine, Professor Turner answers the derstand (the conclusions) as a stu-
partment until last year and now with criticisms of his book which were' dent of history, though I do get some
the Diamond Crystal Salt company, made in a review of the causes of the ili-ht from an incidental knowledge of
swill present one before the division war by Prof. Harry E. Barnes, of clinical psychiatry," together with the
of industrial and engineering research Clark university. Barnes declared the inference that Professor Turner was
In connection with their heat transfer Michigan historian- has been false to nfpenced to write as he did. catering
symposium, which will occupy two of the "responsibility of a historian and to the "hyste-ia" of the day, that he
the four days. the purpoae of history," and alls on righ t further the sale of the volume.
Another paper, upon sugar evapora- all American historians to accept the ,lie asks the question finally, "Shall we
for problems, will be read before the "challenge of Professors Turner and ' uir" histolians to make a decent
sugar division of the society by Pro- Hazen (who is also included in his and respectable effort to tell the truth
fessor Badger who will lead the dis- attack)., and bring them to judge- so that we m"y rely upon them for in-
cussion upon his paper, as well as ment before the bar of professional dispensable material in the guidance
upon two thers that are to be pre- historical opinion." ciintelligent rublic thinking, or shall
sented before the industrial and engi- The debate is aroused over the stand we have to admit that history is, in
neering research division. 'taken by both Professors Turner and var ying degree, but disguised person-
While he is in the East Professor Charles Downer Hazen, of Columbia al, partisan, religious, or national pre-
Badger will also attend a meeting of universIty, that, to quote Professor judice and bias, and come to the con-
the executive committee on the ques- Turner, tthe Great war was begun by elusion hat it is worse than 'bunk'?
tion of heat transfer of the National 'e;many, and while it aroae from If history is to be mere literature, then
Research council. He was appointed large general causes, and though all we should dispense with professional
on this board recently at the national the participants were in some sense historians, and call in the novelists,"
meeting of the council when it was de- to blame, yet Germany was the prin- Professor Turner has recently re-
cided to investigate the matter of heat cipal immediate factor that made the rimned his position in the University
traf, war not to be avoided." It is this history department, to accent a post
1belief that Professor Turner reiterates on the history faculty of Yale univer-
in his reply in the New Republic, and sit.
INI M STYV it is in answer to the restatement of
his stand that Professor Barnes re-
In his letter, the Clark professor ad-LOOK !
COU SE FORI vances the view which he declares to
be held by most of the "revisionist" On the Inside BAC1h COVER of
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