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Peril Of Conservatism

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Campus Has No Time
For Schoolboy Soldiers
E sincerely believe that the_ ROTC is
oneof the best organizations through
which this University can train men to partici-
pate in the war effort, BUT
we hold no truck with the idea that what
this campus needs is a dose of good old mili-
tary discipline.
We aren't ones to blast 40 boys who want to go
off, by themselves in the East Quadrangle and
live like a bunch of hermits who prefer uniforms
to sackcloth, BUT
when the boys start talking about the mili-
tary taking over the campus by February-and
they have-that's a limb we'll chase 'em right
out on.
Most of the boys so enthusiastic about their
project in artificial military life probably' don't
know what happened in 1918 when the old Stu-
dent Army Training Corps took over the" campus.
They probably don't realize that the SATC was
one of the funniest gags of the war and about as
productive of real aid to the war effort as --a
Women's Canteen Corps in Reno.
If the boys want what Secretary of War Stim-
son scornfully refers to as 'diluted education'
they can have it, BUT
they'd better stay disciplined hermits and not
try to foist their kind of schoolboy militarism
on the rest of a campus which has no time to
play soldier until it gets in a REAL ARMY.
- Hale Champion

I'd-Rather BeRight

I would advise no one to make funny remarks
about Hitler's speech. It was a serious and men-
aping or.ation. We have an answer to it, all
right, but it will not be found in a wisecrack. I
know the American sense of humor is supposed
to be a great asset, but I stopped laughing about
the time Greece fell.
A certain number of nifties in connection with
comment on the address will probably have to be
tolerated, but I like the old police slogan: "This
Man Is Dangerous." And we're not going to stop
himjust by putting our money out at interest.
The Unspeakable Santa . . .
He promised his troops he could now give them.
better protection against winter; he told the'
Germans that food was coming from the Ukraine,'
We know this man to be a fluent liar, but the
probabilities are that he has taken steps along
these lines. Then, toward the end, he introduced
a. mood rather, new to his addresses; he turned
sweet, if you can imagine such a thing, and car-
ried on about the "German community," not in
his customary surrealist language of blood and
soil but. in a kind of third-rate parody of Mr.
Churchill's great 1940 addresses. He talked of his
gratitude to old men and women, boys and girls,
who had withstood bombings, etc.hHe talked of
a bombed-out Frisian city in the terms Mr.
Churchill had once used: to describe Coventry.

Why Did The Soviet Leader Decide To Ask
A Second Front Through The Newspapers?

HEN Joseph Stalin is forced to make
a demand for the inauguration of a
second front by his Allies through the medium of
a foreign correspondent it demonstrates a deplor-
able lack of cooperation among the United Na-
In a letter to Henry Cassidy, Moscow AP cor-
respondent, Stalin asked that the Allies fulfill
their obligations for a second front fully and on
time. This means, plainly, that Russia, fighting
with all she has against Fascism, has found it
necessary to plead with her allies through the
newspapers for aid. Are Churchill and Roosevelt
supposed to pick up their Monday's paper and see
this request for a second front before they do
anything about it? Is that the way we are coop-
erating for victory over the bloodiest aggression
the world has ever seen? We certainly hope Mr.
Stalin reads the Detroit Free Press, since other-
wise he may be in doubt as to whether we are
actually producing war goods on this side of the
Absolutely nothing could be more obvious in
this total war than the necessity of complete
understanding and cooperation among the vari-
ous nations who are pledged to the utter destruc-
tion of the forces of Fascism. We should be
pooling eur material resources, ideas, men, weap-
ons, and fighting faith if we are to win this war
and the peace to follow. There should be no
need for Russia to make any statements to the
press calling for a second front. Such tactics
make Americans wonder what kind of a war
effort we are running. They only serve to con-
fuse and injure the relations among our coun-
thing that is lacking among the United Na-
tions. Around a conference table the grave mili-
torv nrohlm nf iia. should h disiussed and

and hardly indicative of a complete faith in the
It is impossible to determine what the reasons
are for this apparent lack of cooperation. It is
well known that certain members of the State
Department have an anti-Soviet animus as well
as many other persons vitally connected with
the war effort. But, at the same time, it is hardly
conceivable that their influence would extend to
the point of barring the essentials of cooperation
with our greatest ally.
WHATEVER THE CAUSE of this situation
may be, the results are clearly ascertainable.
Unless there is increased cooperation the com-
bined power. of the United Nations will be con-
siderably diminished; the war will be prolonged
more than is necessary; and it may eventually
be lost through just such inexcusable stupidity
on the part of those commanding the war effort.
-Art Carpenter

He omitted his usual recounting of .the history
of the world. He made this, in a sense, the home-
liest of his speeches ands by far the most specific.
He tried to create a mood of jollity; he even at-
tempted to beam, like a species of grisly Santa
Claus with blood on his nose.
He talked'of good times' ahead, and jobs; he
left out the hooey about the pagan gods. It was
clear he was saying to Germans: "This is your
home; perhaps there are more corpses about
than one expects to find in the best regulated
domiciles, but it is your home, you have no other,
let us huddle together. See, I am not too bad.
See, I smile." One almost expected to hear a
strain of Brahms and see the singing waiters
come in.
Prisoners of His Crimes ...
This was no longer the wild prophet on the
burning mountain; this was a kind of community
pep-talk by a death's-head, and the humdrum
content was, curiously, more menacing than all
Hitler's previous speeches telling the story of
creation in terms of National Socialist chromo-
For he has made the German people prisoners
of his misdeeds; he knows it; and they know it.
Had he been only half so evil, they might hope
to escape some of the punishment richly due
them. Now, most of them can only hope that the
evil will endure, and keep them safe. So, in his
speech, Hitler tried to prove to the Germans that
he has made a permanent home for them
amongst the skulls; that they can live happily
ever after, and go picnicking through the future
in the biggest cemetery in the world.
Answer, on a Postcard ...
It wasn't very funny. He now has not only his
own guns to keep the German people in line; but
the proper anger of the rest of the world has be-
come a kind of asset for him, too; he can use it
to scare Germans with. They have to remain
loyal to him because of the dreadful things he
has done. And so he is building his charming
new community; conceived in murder and dedi-
cated to the proposition that they had better
hide out from the police together.
I have been trying to think of an answer to
the speech. There is no answer to a community
of outlaws, except the formation of a community
of good men. There is no answer to what is hold-
ing the Germans together, except proof that ours
is a community, too; and a stronger one. All in
all, it seems to me the best reply to the Hitler
speech is to write on a postcard: "I am ready to
accept any burden, of service, of taxes, of ration-
ing and of sacrifice, to defeat the enemies of
our republic," and to mail it to the President of
the United States.
Treason is too narrowly interpreted to suit us.
Our courts call it treason when a restaurant-
keeper helps a German flier to escape, but no-
body calls it treason when a congressman helps
a touchy issue to escape "until after the elec-
tions are over." We hang a man for the first
kind of treason; we re-elect a man for the sec-
ond. This is the summer, of all summers, when
the world will learn just how far treason can go
and still stay clear of the noose. This is the sum-
mer when time is the most precious thing there
is-more precious than rubber or metal or men.
Who is the greater traitor, anyway, a man with a
German flier concealed in his cellar or a man
with a national issue buried in his nortfolio?

(Editor's Note: This article by Dean
Robert R. Wicks is condensed from a
recent sermon delivered recently at the
Riverside Church in New York. We are
printing it here because we consider it
a piece of straight thinking and good
writing deserving of special attention
from Daily readers. Dean Wicks has
served at Princeton University Chapel
for 14 years.
TODAY ours is a world imperilled
by conservatism. We are hear-
ing much of the perils of radical-
ism. But these perils grow because
conservatism dams the stream too
long. Let me describe the kind of
conservatism that I mean.
It is not the conservatism of the
earnest, practical man, who is will-
ing to see change but who insists
that ideals shall keep at least in
sight of facts. No, it is a conserva-
tism best described in a picture.
You will remember in the story
of our Lord's passion week, how it
says that while Jesus was in the
Judgment Hall, Peter was sitting by
the fire warming himself. While the
great issue of right and wrong hung
in the balance, he was simply look-
ing after Peter. He was not opposed
to Jesus, nor was he for Him heart
and soul. He was keeping at a safe
distance taking care of himself.
That is the kind of conservatism
which is blocking the progress of
the world. It is found among those
who are sufficiently comfortable to
be content with their lot. It exists
in people who favor no change un-
til they must. Such conservatives
are not opposed tb improvement,
nor will they promote it. Their in-
ertia invites some disturbing force
to move them.
Huxley once said that there was
just one class of people whom he
could not endure-the people who
were "neither for God nor for the
devil, but for themselves." Benja-
min Kidd refers to the same source
of trouble when he reminds us that
all the reforms which have been
the blessing of England in the last
century, were originally opposed by
the cultured and comfortable peo-
Men bid us beware of the radicals.
That negative program is always
easy to advocate. And far be it from
any of us to approve of all that
the radical represents. But in a
WASHINGTON - The backstage
maneuvering to ease Donald Nelson's
old Sears Roebuck boss, Lessing Ros-
enwald, out of the WPB salvage pic-
ture fizzled last week. Plans were all
set to have Rosenwald demoted from
the vital spot where he is responsible
for scrap iron, tin and other collec-
tion campaigns. But in a showdown
WPB conference, he flatly refused to
Rosenwald told WPB colleagues
that he had two boys in the Marine
Corps, and he was going to stay right
where he was. Donald Nelson didn't
have the heart to fire him. As a re-
sult a round - Robin - Hood's - barn
shake-up has been arranged whereby
Rosenwald continues as Director of
Conservation, but two men are put
under him as deputy directors who
will do the real work of collecting
scrap iron and other strategic mater-
.They are: hard-working R. K.
White, former automobile salesman,
formerly in charge of the tin can
drive, who now will be in charge of
general salvage; and L. F. Kitting, a

Shell Oil official. They will take over,
in fact, while Rosenwald continues
as titular boss. This means replace-
ment of Herbert Hoover's old friend,
Herbert L. Gutterson, former execu-
tive secretary of. the Republican Na-
tional Committee, who was in charge
of general salvage, and who, on the
whole, has done a good job. Born in
India, Gutterson was one of Hoover's
right hand men in European food re-
lief during World War I, having been
in charge of a $30,000,000 fund to
feed European children. Gutterson
will now take charge of salvage field
Trust In New York
A group of Western congressmen
were complaining to Jesse Jones
about the concentration of ,war in-
dustries in the East.
"We used to hear a lot of talk about
decentralizing industry, but condi-
tions are as bad today as they were
before the war," said Warren Magnu-
son. "Take steel; for instance. We
have plenty of iron ore deposits near
shipyards and aircraft plants in the
State of Washington.
"Yet we have to ship steel all the


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meet at the announced hours, Tu 2-4
and Th 1-2, but in 3217 A. H.; English
149 will meet regularly at 7:30 Mon-
day evenings in 3217 A. H. The first
meeting of English 149, however, be-
cause of a conflicting Monday meet-
ing, will be on Tuesday, October 6, in
3231 A. H. at 7:30.
K. T. Rowe
Attention: students with training
in dramatic writing, not enrolled in
English 85, 149, or Rowe's section of
297, who want to make an extracur-
ricular contribution to the war effort.
Professor Kenneth Rowe will meet
students interested in a request re-
ceived from the War Department,
through the National Theatre Con-
ference, for drama scripts for the
army camps, Tuesday evening, Octo-
ber 6, 7 o'clock, 3231 A. H. Dramatic
writing projects will continue for the
war duration. The immediate project
is a rush call from the War Depart-
ment for scripts within a month.
K. T. Rowe
English Honors (197) will meet for
organization Thursday, October 8,
at 4 p. m. in 3217 A. H.
W. R. Humphreys
Honors 102 (Mr. Rice's group): will
meet on Wednesday, October 7, at
3:00 p. m. in 3223 A. H.
Geology 65, Organic Evolution
class, will meet in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium for its lectures,
MWF, 10, instead of in Room 2054 as
originally scheduled.
Students in my section of English
297 are to report to me Wednesday
or Thursday afternoons of this week
between the hours of 2:00 and 5:30 in
the Hopwood Room (3227 Angell
R. W. Cowden
Oriental Languages: Students who'
may be interested in a beginning
course in Chinese, Malay or Thai
language are asked to call at 3:00
p. m. today at 2021 Angell Hall.
L. Waterman
Graduate Students: Preliminary
examinations in German and French
for the doctorate will be held on Fri-
day, October 9, at 4:00 o'clock, in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Buil-
ding.- Dictionaries. may be used.
Frederick W. Peterson
German 157 (Advanced Composi-

Political, Science 68 (Interntioniil
Politics: The Far East and the Pacific
Area) is being given TuThS at 9:00,
room 1035. A. H.
Choral Union Concerts: The Uni-
versity Musical Society announces the
following concerts in the sixty-fourt
annual Choral Union Concert Series,
in Hill Auditorium:
October 20: Don Cossack Chorus
Serge Jaroff, Conductor.
' October 29: 'Gladys Swarthou
November 8: Cleveland Symphony,
Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski, Conduc-
November 19: Albert Spalding, vio
December 9: Boston Symphony Or-
chestra, Serge Koussevitzky, Conduce
January 18: Josef Hofmann, Pia-f
February 16:, Jascha Heifetz, Vio-'
March 2: Open date.
March 17: Nelson Eddy, Bariton-.,
Season tickets, including taxi:.
$13.20- $11.00- $8.80- $6.60. Each'
season ticket contains coupons ad.
mitting to the ten concerts, and ah.
additional coupon of the value of
$3.30 when exchanged for a season.
May Festival ticket later in the year.
On sale at the offices of the Univer-
sity Musical Society, Burton->Memoryt
ial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
Events -Today
Junior Research Club will meet to-
night at 7:30 in the Amphitheater of
the Rackham Building. Program:
"Frequency Modulation". Lewis N.
Holland, Department of Electricdl
Engineering; "Virus of Epidemic In
fluenza". Thomas Francis, Jr., Epi-
Freshman Glee Club tryouts begin:
today at 4:30 p. m. in the Glee Club
Rooms, third floor, Michigan Union.,
The Varsity Glee Club and conduc-
tor, Professor Mattern, extend a cort
dial invitation to freshman men to
come and sing in this freshman
The University Woman's Glee Club
will meet today at 3:30 p. m. in the
Kalamazoo Room of the League. This
is a meeting of all old members.
Coming Events
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women will hold its opening.

world where evolution and change
are the law of life, the radical who
wants movement is not the only
one to be feared.
An equally dangerous group in a
moving world is the group which
wants to stand still. This group cre-
ates the desperation which it de-
plores. The violence of the radical
is the outcome, in part, of the iner-
tia of the conservative who would
marshall the power of law itself
against the inevitable process of
change. And when law defends in-
ertia, it opens the way for lawless-
The young men go out into a
world where the crisis of the na-
tions might be summed up in this
question: Can we move the con-
servative far enough, before the
radical moves.too far?
Your chief danger will be that
the native energy of your idealism
will be weakened by a daily frater-
nizing with the very foe you wish
to oppose. Everywhere in life, in
politics, industry, religion, you will
find people who favor no change
until they must. They are among
your friends. They are people of
personal rectitude, often charitable
to a fault, and deeply religious in
their private life. You will find that
their respectable condition in life
will be your own subtle temptation.
THE PERSON who has attained
a comfortable home and an
equally comfortable income is not
in a hurryto think that there is
anything wrong with the world.
His condition tends to slow down
his thoughts about change. But
those with no home worthy of the
name, and with an income which
keeps them on the precarious edge
of poverty, they' are just in the
mood to think about change. Their
condition tends unduly to hurry up
their thinking.
This is why humanity is always
"renewed from the bottom." Not
because the wisest people are there
-they are generally forced farther
up toward the top; but because a
discontented mind can-be made to
think of change sooner than a con-
tented one. If God finds contented
minds too slow for his purpose,
then He will have to use -what
minds He can get. He often finds

a use for the most unwise in mak-
ing a disturbance which will set
stagnant minds to thinking again.
It is so easy to settle down and
take care of yourself, and not worry
until you must. Society will not
complain if you do. You can per-
form the duties which custom pre-
scribes. You can pay out your
pleasant charities. You can go to
church and support the institu-
tions of religion.
You can develop a charming per-
sonality and behave yourself most..
seemly withal; and, before you
know it, be a stagnant, inert mem-
ber of society helping to create the
desperation which grows around I
Into this situation a college man
should bring the contribution of a
disciplined mind. The difference
between a disciplined and an un-
disciplined mind is this: One is
naturally inclined to seek truth,
and the -other to hold opinion.
Your college has endeavored to.
train you, not to hold an opinion
as a man who clings to a "Chip off
the block of absolute truth," but,
to hold it as a man who is seeking
for more truth which might, at any
time, modify the little he already
Alas! How many college people
have ceased to be seekers of truth!
They have become mere holders of
opinions. They borrow a one-sided
view from a biased paper. They
absorb the prejudiced talk of their
set. They learn about the thoughts
of the masses through the embit-
tered judgment of critics. They see,.
everything from the angle of their
class or profession. They read the.
the books with which they agree.
They live on the untested ideas of,
FT HAS COST endless suffering to
make the world ashamed of its
wrongs and ready wto move towafd
truth. You will'be safe from the
perils of selfishness, as you experi-
ence the old but ever deepening
truth that you have been diedfor.
In the strengths of this motive,
your country expects you to, carry
on" in the unending' struggle be.
tween those who are fascinated by
the future and those who .are
caught by the power of the past.





embarrassment for University officials than
you might think.
Here's one they're still laughing at over in
the President's office: The registrar's office
received a last-minute application for enroll-
ment from a young Ohio girl and wired her
explainine that her anlication would be ac-

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