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Can This Be A People's War' If The East
Is Merely To Serve The Western World?.

(Editdr's Note: Paul Lim-Yuen has written this
guest editorialion the Indian situation. It brilliantly
" presents not only a Chinese viewpoint but one
Which is held by millions of people of the United
[THINK I share with my Indian friends, who
must have been deep2ly pained at what had
seemed a most imposing display of pernicious ab-
surdities in Mr. Axelrod's editorial last Sunday,
the sadness and despair at seeing such ideas ap-
pear, not in any reactionary popular press, but
1ri the editorial pages of an American university
May I offer my opinion, born of the sensi-
tivities that belong to one who is a youth of one
of the other United Nations involved in this
;etical controversy? I do not hesitate to say,
with bitter directness, that I am trying to play
my part to destroy precisely the kind of think-
ing that Mr. Axelrod appears to support.
How happy the students of China would be,
who have wrested, out of the last vestiges of life
and hope in Free China the right and opportu-
nity to struggle for a nobler, freer world regard-
less of color or creed, to hear that even one among
millions of his American colleagues has declared
thdt there are peoples chronically unfit for that
hoped-for kind of world, that the highest post-
war aim for Asia must be to maintain the white
man's burden in India, even though it meant the
"trouble of shipping raw materials home."
ONE MIGHT almost be mildly surprised at Mr.
Axelrod's munificence toward the "deplora-
bly bestial," etc. etc. Indians, for he concludes by
saying that India must not be given freedom be-
tause "it will be the dirtiest thing yet done to the
dian people."
Tragically enough, these 400 million "dis-
united, poor creatures," are equally convinced,
'Whether Moslem or Hindu, that not to give
them that freedom would-be the dirtiest thing
yet done in this war while the "United" Nations
go on professing to fight for a "people's cen-
tury" everywhere. The dirtist deal to them was
that the only crime in this fight against tyran-
ny was the crime of directing it against the
"wrong" master!
Probably Mr. A. finds himself sufficiently well-
nformed to justify -his looking haughtily upon
he 400 million "filthy illiterates" with "mixed
Aity and disgust," but perhaps he has not seen fit
o compare his cultural heritage with that of the
ionumental contribution of Mother India, from
Vhom has sprung much of what he considers now
o be "his" civilization.
ERHAPS, too, when Mr. A. declares that "no
~ one has shown that freedom means much to
he Indian people," (beyond identifying it with
conomic betterment-did not too the American
eople in 1776?) he should be prepared to answer
ny intelligent Indian's pointed rejoinder, "What
o your people know they are fighting for in this
I trust it will not be too happy for Mr. A. to
undertake to explain why it is not easy for him
to answer that question as no one has yet defi-
0itely told him the answer, but he may venture
to say that he at any rate, is in to "get it over
Oith," that he has none of the perverted ense
)f revolution that the Indian possesses, or
ihat he sees fit only to fight for a world as he
saw it, not as an Indian or any other "back-
yard" people saw it.
No, it isn't just Mr. A's specious argument that
.sheartens me. It is more than that. It lies deep
the fervent longing on my part to see in Ameri-

others of my American friends. YOU HAVE NOT
Youstill think, among other things, that by
some curious alchemy of Almighty God, He has
made Indians and Burmese and Malayans to
serve the purpose of the mighty West to win a
struggle which you still like to call a "world"
war and a "people's" war. It would do no good
to remind you that there are in numbers twice
as many Indian human beings as there are
American and British human beings combined.
If your position is entirely contrary to your
whole ethical tradition, that doesn't seem to
When your Under-Secretary of State said that
this is a war "to assure the sovereign equality of
peoples throughout the world," he was merely,
you surmise cynically, trying to gain the momen-
tary needed support of other peoples for winning
what you really think to be YOUR war alone.
India is a great watchdog on the leash in your
hands, to whom liberty is meted out according
to whether you think the soulless creature will
remain somnolent, bite its master, or bite its
And you still talk of pitting Christian morali-
ty in this war against Japanese and German
SOMETIMES some of us must feel driven to the
dark confusion that must have pervaded Jean-
Christophe's mind when he decided that "every
race has its hypocrisy. The world is fed with a
little truth and many lies . . . truth is the same
for all of us, but every nation has itsown lie,
which it calls its idealism ..."
My plea is simple. Please do not forget that
the bitterest cries are the cries of crucified
faith. Such are the cries coming to you from
your allies in the East today. Mr. WIlkie's
"reservoir of goodwill" cannot, indeed, last
forever, and there is a new East to be built,
crucial to the kind of world in which Mr. Axel-
rod and all his compatriots may find it neces-
sary to live.
As for me, I shall keep on trying-and hoping.
- Paul Lim-Yuen
The U.S., Like India,
Needs British Order'
ALLAN AXELROD stated blandly in Sunday's
Daily that India should not have its freedom,
because they are "poor, hungry, filthy, illiterate,
beastly and have vicious sex practices, racial ha-
tred, and feudal theocracy after over a century
of British rule. He also doesn't believe they are
united although all first hand reports from India
' show that they are; in fact the British govern-
ment thinks so much of their unity that they
put all the strong leaders in jail and have killed
hundreds of protesting citizens.
He says that the situation could not be worse
but that he can't see how any change would be
an improvement. He likes things just the way
they are ... Britain with a gun in India's back
'and revolution about to take place any minute.
"British forces will no longer keep order," he
cries. India has seen British order for over a cen-
tury and we saw it too until we revolted and did
exactly what India is doing today. We were a

I'd Rather
Be Right
NEW YORK-This is not the time for, and I
am no longer interested in, any quarrel with
Secretary of State Hull as to whether he was
right in continuing relations with Vichy so long.
We shall take that up later, perhaps after the
war, when we shall be able to marshal testimony
from patriots inside France on this point. But
please consider that the argument is not closed,
that we old-time anti-Vichyites have not run
shame-facedly to cover. We utter, with dignity,
the word "Exception!" to Mr. Hull's boasting, and
we leave the issue to the court of historical ap-
But I will say this: the wrong policy died the
moment we took the offensive. In other words
strategy has revised diplomacy. Looked at in
the large, when we had no offensive strategy,
we either chose to have, or (if Mr. Hull is right
in claiming slyness before the fact) found it best
to have, an ambiguous diplomacy.
This tells us volumes about the single greatest
truth of our time, which is that you either
fight fascism or make friends with it.
On Making Friends
Whether you have something up your sleeve
or not in making friends with fascism is almost
beside the point. Slyness is niothing you can
build a long-range foreign policy upon. Objec-
tively, when we were not fighting Vichy France,
we were attending Vichy French fetes, and beam-
ing upon the celebration of the anniversary of
Petain's "Legion," his one-party fascist organiz-
ation, and we were propping Petain up from be-
hind, and wiping his nose for him, and persuad-
ing Frenchmen, in contradiction to fact, that
he was not a cynical enemy of republicanism.
Now, we may have meant none of this. Mr.
Hull's case is that we didn't mean it. If no of-
fensive had come along, we would still have
to do it. If it had never come along, we'd always
have had to do it. So, objectively, and taking out
the doubtful element of slyness, the situation is
exactly what we old-time anti-Vichyites said;
you either fight Vichy fascism, or you support
it; there is no middle course.
Mr. Hull says we had to support Vichy France
until we were ready to fight it, which is exactly
what we have been saying, only we said: fight it.
Who's Ashamed?
So, if it is a question of who backed the mili-
tant course, which has led to today's great
events, we old-time anti-Vichyites will take no
back seat in comparison with those who sought
to throw the Fighting French out of St. Pierre
and Miquelon.
Anybody who thinks he is going to make us
ashamed is over-excited, and too easily thrilled,
and will be disappointed. Because, again looking
at things in the large, it turns out that, so long
as we did not take the offensive against Vichy
fascism, we not only had to support Vichy fas-
cism, but we had, actively, to oppose French
anti-fascism. When things become so clear as
that, we old-time anti-Vichyites can claim that
the basic truths of our position were deeper
truths, ,6nd truer truths, and more lasting truths
than the basic truth on the other side, namely
he assertion of slyness.
I do not, as I say, want to go into all this too
deeply right now, but when the suggestion is
made that Americans who hated Vichy fascism
not be a great help or hindrance to the British

Indian Students Protest
To the Editor:
T HE Editorial on India in The Mich-
igan Daily of Sunday, Nov. 8th,
1942, disparaging and maligning In-
dia's people and their culture displays
either gross ignorance or distortion.
Mr. Axelrod is apparently influenced
by the type of information with which
Catherine Mayo attempted to mis-
guide the West about India.
Every civilization has its faults,
parallels to those he has meritioned
against India being found in any
other country, but it is only the
most unfair mind that would take
l y D RE W
WASHINGTON-Mrs. Roosevelt,
talking to a friend some time ago,
remarked that she didn't mind
criticism of herself, regarding May-
ris Chaney, the dancing girl, or
anything else. But she said she did
get depressed over the flood of
anonymous letters she had receiv-
,ed about Franklin Jr., being "a
Franklin Jr., had had an ap-
pendicitis operation and was laid
up for a while, but apparently the
public did not realize what had
Mr. Roosevelt went on to say that
her eldest son Jimmy had seen some
very dangerous service with the
Marine Corps commandos in Eng-
land, and that Elliott had taken
18,000 photos flying low over the
Libyan desert at great risk.
Actually she could have gone
much further with justifiable pride
in reviewing the war record of her
sons, for Franklin Jr., has seen
more service in a field of danger
than most men. He has been on a
destroyer in the north Atlantic for
a total of 18 months convoying
ships to England and Iceland.
Franklin is now a gunnery officer,
lieutenant junior grade, age 28.
John Roosevelt, the youngest son,
age 26, is an ensign with a division
of destroyers at San Diego, some-
times at sea, sometimes ashore.
Jimmy, age 34, is a major in the
Marine Corps, having served with
great bravery in the Solomon Is-
lands, and had he not been the
son of the President, undoubtedly
would have been decorated. Un-
fortunately his stomach ulcers have
returned, he has lost 15 pounds, is
as thin as Mahatma Gandhi and
is confined to a West' Coast hos-
Don't Tell the Enemy
Washington newspapers the other
day carried a story about the death
of Lt. Col. Philip N. Bush, an air
corps officer, who died "in line of
duty" while cleaning a .45 caliber
automatic. However, here is the
real story behind Col. Bush's death.
Col. Bush was in the Yale Club
in New York where he had a drink
at the bar with one or two casual
acquaintances. During the bourse
of the conversation he expressed
enthusiasm over the fact that he
was leaving shortly for Africa, giv-
ing the date of his departure.
Friends say that while he was in-
discreet he did not reveal any mili-
tary secrets.
At any rate, his conversation was
reported to the Army by those who
believed he had been indiscreet.
Col. Bush was ordered confined to
quarters at Bolling Field, Washing-
ton. The next morning he was
found dead, shot through the ab-
Note: Col. Bush came from an
old, distinguished family. He had
served with distinction in the last

war, was a member of the famed
Lafayette Escadnille.
(Copyright, 1942, United Features Synd.)

them as an index of a civilization.
We would like to refer the writer to
U.S.A. Representative to India, Col.
Louis Johnson's, recent remark on
India: "It is impossible for an.
American like myself to come into
your great country even for a short
time without being at once im-
pressed by the dignity and value of
your venerable civilization."
At a time when good will and re-
sources of countries should be mobil-
ized we feel that such a column as
the one contributed by Mr. Axelrod is
ill-advised and can engender only
bitterness. His deliberate effort to
discredit and minimize the import-
ance of India in the war strategy does
not serve the cause of the Allied Na-
The fact that Sir Stafford Cripps
was sent to India on a special mission
is itself a clear recognition of India
being indispensible. Further, we would
like to quote from the column.
"Willkie demands Global Thinking"
in the New York Times of Nov. 7, 1942,
"One of the significant facts of the
world today is the renaissance of the
East. Not to recognize the possibili-
ties of the awakened East is to accept
Hitler's philosophy of a superior
We would request the writer of'the
editorial in a question to be better
informed before attempting wittingly
or unwittingly to use his influence
over the student body in matters as
vital as the Allied Cause or World
It is deplorable that an article based
on ignorance and written in coarse
language should appear in The Daily.
-Mercy Cornelius
Francesca Thivy
* * *
Sun down
To the Editor:
SINCE my letter was published last
Sunday concerning The Eve of St.
Mark and Sundown, certain facts
have been 1iresented to me 4y the au-
thorities responsible for the choice of
the play. Although The Eve of St.
Mark, as I said, was released to this
and other university and community
theatre groups during September, an
agreement had been made to produce
Sundown before a reading copy of the
Maxwell Anderson play was available
to Play-Production of the Department
of Speech as the copy was sent here
during the absence in New York of
the director of Play Production.
--James Doll
* * *
To the Editor:
ning the Pacemaker Award again.
Am surprised repeatedly at the range
the vigor, and the cordiality you dis-
play in the fast-moving schedule you
all must keep.
The sincerity you put into a cam-
paign, while having its merit and in-
fluence, must also bring you defeat
occasionally, but that is part of a
public education. Read Governor Van
Wagoner's note congratulating the
man who defeated him, writtenabout
5 a.m. on the fatal "morning after"-
a classic in diplomacy. W
The campus needs, at its heart, stu-
dents who have conviction, courage
and social passion. Give us those
qualities and we will all learn togeth-
er. These make a University respon-
sive. I am proud of your attitude.
Even when I differ radically on some
given editorial, I appreciate your high
purpose and like The Daily.
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor 4n Religious Education
* * *
DAR Prodded
To The Editor:
HOWEVER one may interpret the
past, we are certainly at the pres-

ent moment living in a period of
world history when the road of ideal-
ism is the only practical road to
travel. And unfortunately letter writer
John Timms (Michigan Daily, Nov. 7)
with his preference for "common
sense" as contrasted with idealism, is
not the only American to be unaware
that such is the case.
There is some prospect that the
grinding force of events wil in time
bring Americans generally to the real-
ization that the Golden Rule is the
only safe rule to live by if one chances
to be interested in survival. If and
when, for example, the ladies of the
D.A.R. awaken to the fact that race
discrimination serves to lengthenthe
war, thus to increase the number of
their own sons and grandsons who
must die in the war, they can hardly
consider their unidealistic treatment
of Marian Anderson to have been
characterized by common sense.
Human brotherhood may make its
way more rapidly than we now imag-
ine through being seen as something
not merely "nice" or "good" but as,a
most practical policy for the sake of
human survival.
-Roy H. Holmes
* * *
The Yellow Plane
To the Editor:
WILL SOMEONE kindly stop that
comic in the little yellow 'plane
that flies over the stadium and pulls
all sorts of .tricks over the heads of
the spectators thus endangering the
lives of , perhaps hundreds of them?
Those that, would not be touched by
the crash would be trampled by
others. Can't you see the headlines
that can be avoided: "Plane Crashes
into Crowded Football Stadium Kill-
ing Fifty, Injuring Scores"? Won't
someone please inform the proper
-Ruth Bennett
* * *
At Princeton
To the Editor:
(of the Daily Princetonian)
INFORMED of-the controversy over
the admittance of Negro students
to Princeton University, I deem it
imperative that you weigh the views
of a Negro youth whose choice of a
college was decidedly affected by
racial barriers. I was born and bred
in Princeton. The events of your
university during the past elecade
are among the most'intimate of any
childhood memories. I saw your Bill
Bonthron challenge Glenn Cunning-
ham. I cheered for Le Van, Fairman,
and Ceppi when the Bengals were in-
vincible. I feel that I am just as
much a son of Old Nassau as many
of you are.
My plea is not the sob story of
an irresponsible person who has
committed a crime; although I may
be considered criminal for destroy- '
ing, your fallacies and corrupting
your illusions concerning \ the Ne-
gro and "his place." I am making
no appeal to your emotions; my
only purpose is to authentically de-
fine the desires of Negro youth and
to eradicate any ideas concerning
his complacenpy.
If you discriminate against me be-
cause I am uncouth, I can becme
mannerly. If you ostracize me be-
cause I am unclean, I can cleanse
myself. If you segregate me because
I lack knowledge, I can become ed-
ucated. But if you discriminate
against me because of my color! I
can do nothing. God gave me my
color. I have no possible protection
against race prejudice but to take
refuge in cynicism, bitterness, and
Think on these things.
-Andrew T. Hatcher


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were in "error," that suggestion has
to be answered, and promptly, and
hard; for we are not going to admit it
has ever been wrong to oppose fas-
cism, anywhere, any time, any place .
The truths which will win this war
are on our side.
We're Satisfied
I give you, for example, Spain,
which is led by a fascist named Fran-
co. Because we have no policy for
the liberation of Spain, we have just
had to give Franco a guarantee that
we will not touch his possessions. Such
a guarantee, from democrats, is a
handy thing for a fascist to have,
and the old pattern begins to roll
out again.
We say (and Mr. Hull really says)
that the issue, as 'regards Vichy f as-
cism, was terribly confused and that
it cleared up only when we decided.
to give Vichy fascism a bust in the
nose. In other words, if the offensive
had never come along, the situation
would never have been cleared up.
We say that the basic issue in
France was clear to us months and
n~ras neaorsefoare it culd leve

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