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'MASQUE OF REASON' REVIEWED:
Prof. Price Discusses Frost 's Poetry
By DREW PEARSON
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IT APPEARS that V-E Day may be almost coin-
cident with the opening of the Seventh War
Loan Drive on campus tomorrow morning.
For months there has been a great deal of
discussion about how we should celebrate V-E
Day. Memoranda from national, state and local
governmental authorities have repeatedly warn-
ed against riotous demonstrations. We have
been reminded again and again of the fight
to the last man we can expect from Japan.
Yet a nation which has hoped so long for
the end of the war in Europe feels the need
to observe it in some way which will not take
us away from the work that remains to be done.
Now, the opportunity presents itself for a
V-E Day celebration our fighting men will be
proud of. We can buy more bonds and stamps
than ever before in thanks for what has been
accomplished and in determination to finish
SAN FRANCISCO-President Truman has no
illusions about the present political honey-
moon and is carefully bracing himself for the
shock of its collapse.
This has become increasingly evident from
several private talks Truman had recently with
close personal friends whom he summoned to
the White House. Many observers have won-
dered just why Truman has been seeing between
20 and 30 visitors every morning, including old
friends who have nothing urgent to discuss with
him. Among these are senators, representatives
and departmental heads, all of them Truman's
buddies before he became president.
An old card-playing companion and Capitol
Hill colleague was summoned to the White
House the other day.
"I want you to know," the President told him,
"that I have absolutely no illusions about this
honeymoon business. I know just what it is
and I think I know how long it will last. Of
course, the longer it lasts, the happier I will be.
But it is bound to burst soon, and I want all
my friends to be prepared for it.
"This isn't fooiing me a all," the President
continued. "This :.alk of unity is all very well,
but the real test will come over important
issues. You no-tice the very guys who have
been rushing over here and teing me how
much they love me still haven't done anything
to hurry up pasage of Bretton Woods, or
trade pacts, reciprocal trade treaties or any-
thing else I have endorsed. I will have just
as tough a fight on these measures as "The
Boss" (Roosevelt) would have had if he were
sitting here. I want you and all my friends to
be ready for this thing when it breaks, and I
will want you all to stand fast as I am sure
The conversation then turned to the kind of
Ine Truman plans to follow politically. His old
buddy asked whether he planned any radical
changes either in personnel or in policy.
"My course is very clear," Truman said. "I am
going to follow the line that "The Boss" laid
down. I am going to do exactly what I think
he would have done under the circumstances.
He spent a long time in this room, and he faced
almost everything under the sun. He knew
what he was doing, and he knew what the future
held for the country. I find he had a complete
blueprint set-up for the future. And I can't
think of a better man's advice to follow than
that of Franklin Roosevelt."
Truman went on to say that he was con-
vinced that when the honeymoon is over, it
will be the conservatives who will break away
from him rather than the liberals. He also
gave the impression that his line, like Roose-
velt's, will be "just a little left of center."
F.D.R. Gubernatorial Surprise ...
NOW THAT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT lis
dead, some hitherto untold stories of his
political life are finally leaking out. One of the
most delightful is told by New York political
boss Ed Flynn, who helped manage Roosevelt's
first campaign for the New York governorship
in 1928. Jim Farley and Flynn had persuaded
Roosevelt to run for governor to help Al Smith,
then making his big presidential bid, but all
admitted Roosevelt had only an outside chance
On election night, Farley, Flynn, the late
Louis McHenry Howe, "Missy" Lehand and
Roosevelt gathered in a suite at the Commo-
dore Hotel to hear the election returns. Few
important people were present. The big boys
were gathered in Al Smith's suite nearby. As
the night wore on, it became increasingly evi-
dent that Smith was taking a terrific trounc-
ing. .Hoover was winning district after dis-
trict. With the ticket going so badly, no one
even thought that Roosevelt had a chance of
carrying New York state. The election re-
turns all featured the Hoover - Al Smith race,
and no one at Roosevelt's headquarters even
bothered to add up the governorship figures.
MURDER! . . . An Encounter Between Stu-
dents and Militia . . . Irving James Den-
nison Struck on the Head With a Clubbed
Musket" ran the most sensational news story of
1890, inspiring the Nov. 13 Daily to use a head-
line half an inch high, the blackest of the year.
According to the story, a student crowd had
surrounded a group of Michigan state militia,
curious about a volley of shots they heard.
When the militia marched away, students are
reported to have annoyed them, and an enter-
prising Sergeant Granger ordered his men to
Deploring the death of one of the students
who was hit by a musket, the Daily editorial
columns called it ".. . the most serious and
lamentable (affair) that has darkened the
history of our alma mater for many years."
The account of the incident describes Den-
nison, evidently the prototype of the innocent
injured spectator, as ". .. of a very quiet dis-
position, and last night was the first night
that he has been out since he came to Ann
About midnight, feeling the cause was lost,
Flynn turned to Roosevelt, shook hands with
him and said that he had made a great fight,
but urged that he go home to sleep.
"Missy," Flynn said, "take Frank home. He
Missy bundled her boss up in his wheel chair,
pushed him to the elevator and took him home.
A little later the defeated Roosevelt was
fast asleep in his east 64th street house. But
at Roosevelt headquarters meanwhile Flynn
got to fidgeting, thought he would add up the
gubernatorial figures just to find out how bad
a beating his man had taken. For almost an
hour he said nothing as he worked with in-
creasing speed with pencil and paper. Sud-
denly he exclaimed: "Well, I'll be damned!
We won the governorship."
Everyone sprang to attention. Phones began
humming, checkups were made on all figures
that were in. It was not until an hour after
Roosevelt went to sleep that Flynn was abso-
lutely sure. Then he tore over to Roosevelt's
home, thumped him on the back, and told him
he was governor-elect of New York.
That was the turning point in the late Pres-
ident's political career.
Burning Match Question . .
ONE OF THE HOTTEST subjects at the War
Production Board today is matches. WPB
is now determined that matches for the civilian
market-and particularly for tobacco counters-
be turned out in normal quantities once again.
For about five months now, no penny boxes
of wooden safety matches have been released
for civilian use. Any to be found today are
matches have become scarce.
Many merchants are taking advantage of
OPA's failure to enforce its regulations. Be-
cause OPA does not have the manpower to
bring action against cigar-store violators, many
stores now sell their book matches at two or
three for a penny. They also appear anxious
to continue doing this even after matches once
more are plentiful.
(Copyright, 1945, Bel Syndicate)t
THERE ARE IDEAS and theories which tend
to preserve peace and others which incite
disagreement and tend to result in war. Society
both within and among nations always has a
peace struggle. We need to assume a dynamic
peace. By peace today we mean the peace of a
smooth flowing river rather than the peace of a
motionless mote. By peace at a time like this
we mean final far-reaching adjustment such as
was exhibited in a narrow range by those twins,
the Hume brothers, as they led the University
track squad to win a series of contests. Here
are a wilderness of tiny muscles and organs
keyed by two great nerve systems climaxed in
two personalities. These persons by long dis-
cipline, have grown into spiritual understanding.
Each man can now preside over a concourse of
energy generated for a specific purpose and
poured forth at will, the two functioning as a
unity. That is the kind of a peace we are
thinking of as forty-six nations confer at the
Golden Gate. We are expecting much.
Says Garnett, "Disinterested will is both im-
manent in and transcendent to the individual
organism." From this he argues in his able
book, "A Realistic Philosophy of Religion", to
show that men in the battles of a nation prac-
tice a sacrificial or religious view of life,
namely, to obtain for others-my son, my
brother, my wife, my kind-a better freedom,
a more perfect world order. In this our men
have been acting vicariously. Again he says,
"We see in disinterested will that specific at-
titude which is a central feature of world
order." He leads one to believe that all atti-
tudes which are less vicarious must detract
from or be negative toward the peace of man,
a dead weight in that procession in which
each is either a dynamic force, or a friction
Some of the sixty-four dollar ideas which
lead in the peace direction might be identified,
such as: merit alone counts; fair play is the
right of all; a love of truth has intrinsic worth;
all are innocent unless and until proved guilty;
justice is impersonal and plays no favorites;
co-operation in economic as well as in family
affairs would enrich society; our treatment of
our young, the aged, our sick, the unfortunate
and the crippled becomes the measure of our
social virility; security as well as freedom is an
aim of the democratic way. To err is human,
to forgive and restore is Divine. Ye shall know
the truth and the truth will make you free.
Illustrations are legion. Our daily attitudes and
conduct as persons and groups however humble,
contribute specifically to war or peace. To court
dynamic peace and also insist on free compet-
itive enterprise is indirectly to demand both
maturety and sainthood.
"Oh' that thou hadst hearkened unto my
commandments then had thy peace been as
a river and thy righteousness like the waves
of the sea." .Isa. 48:18.
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
A MASQUE OF REASON by Rob-
ert Frost. Henry Holt and Com-
pany. New York. 1945.
ONE'S first thought on iaying down
this book is that it might better
be called "A Masque of Unreason."
Job and his wife meet God, who at
once proceeds to thank Job
. . . for the way you helped me
Establish once for all the principle
There's no connection man can
Between his just deserts and what
Virtue may fail and wickedness
The question is argued back and
forth between God, Job, and Job's
wife, but their united efforts fail to
establish a reason for the injustice
of the world.
Job's wife has her own question to
I want to ask You if it stands to
That women prophets should be
burned as witches
Whereas men prophets are received
God sidesteps that question and in
answer to another of her questions
Yourhusband Job and I together
Found out the discipline man
Was to learn his submission to
But now Job has his question. Why
did God demonstrate his ideas at
Job's expense? God answers:
It had to be at somebody's expense.
Society can never think things out:
It has to see them acted out by
Devoted actors at a sacrifice-
The ablest actors I. can lay my
Is that your answer?
Job rejects that answer because his
real question has still to be put.
We disparage reason,
But all the time it's what we're
most concerned with.
There's will as motor and there's
will as brakes.
Reason is, I suppose, the steering
The will as brakes can't stop the
will as motor
For very long. We're plainly made
We're going anyway and may as
Have some say as to where we're
headed for . . .
I'd give more for one least before-
Than all the justifying ex-post-
Excuses trumped up by You for
Theologists . . .
God fences with Job for a while
until at last he confesses:
I was just showing off to the devil,
As is set forth in chapters One and
(Job takes a few steps pacing.) Do
No, No, I mustn't.
'Twas human of You. I expected
ThanI could understand and what
Is almost less than 11 can under-
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 1945.
VOL. LV, No. 140.
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To the Members of the Faculty,
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts: The May meeting of the
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts for the aca-
demic year 1944-45 will be held Mon-
day, May 7, 1945, at 3:10 p.m. in Rm.
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The reports of the various commit-
tees have been prepared in advance
and are included with this call to
the meeting. They should be re-
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minutes of the May meeting.
University Council: The May meet-
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Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
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War Goes On
The Devil comes in and the Masque
ends by Job's wife snapshotting God,
the Devil, and Job in her Kodak.
Speaking to the Devil she says in
the closing speech:
I want you in my group beside the
Must have you. There, that's just
the right arrangement.
Now someone can light up the
And turn the gold enameled arti-
ficial birds on.
I recognize them. Greek artific-
Devised them for Alexius Corn-
They won't show in the picture.
That's too bad.
Neither will I show. That's too
ther information and application
blanks at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, Rm. 201, Mason Hall. Both
men and women will be considered.
Choral Union Members will please
return all copies of Festival music,
and receive their book deposit re-
funds of $2.50, on Monday, Tuesday
or Wednesday, May 7, 8 or 9; be-
tween theshours of 9 and 11:30, and
1 and 4, at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower. After Wednesday
no refunds will be made.
State of Michigan Civil Service
Announcement for the following ex-
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office. Institution Dentist III, $287.50
to $280 per month, Forester II, $230
to $270 per month, Gasoline Tax In-
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information stop in at 201 Mason
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Girls interested in Sumler Camp
Counseling call 2-2581.
University Lecture: Dr. Chiang
Monlin, Presient of the Provisional
National University of China, will
speak on "Science, Arts, and Chinese
Philosophy of Life", on Monday,
May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Rackham
Amphitheater, under the auspices of
the Department of Oriental Lang-
uages and Literatures. The public
is cordially invited.
Dr. Donald E. Webster, Cultural
Attache to the American Embassy
in Turkey will lecture on "Modern
Turkey" in Kellogg Auditorium at
3:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 8th. The
public is cordially invited.
Graduate Students: A list of stu-
dents expecting master's degrees in
June has been posted in the Gradu-
ate School office. Each student is
requested to check whether his name
is listed properly with the correct de-
gree and department indicated.
May Festival Concerts. To avoid
confusion and embarrassment, the
sympathetic co-operation of Festival
concert-goers is respectfully request-
ed, as follows:
The public will please come suf-
ficiently early as to be seated on
time, since doors will be closed and
latecomers will not be admitted dur
Those leaving the auditorium dur-
ing intermission are required to pre-
sent door checks for re-admission.
Parking regulations will be en-
forced by the Ann Arbor Police De-
The concerts will take place as
Sunday, May 6, 2:30 E.W.T. (1:30
C.W.T.) - Rudolf Serkin, pianist;
Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Or-
Sunday, May 6, 8:30 E.W.T. (7:30
C.W.T.) -- Eleanor Steber, soprano;
Hertha Glaz, contralto; Frederick
Jagel, tenor; Nicola Moscona, bass;
University Choral Union; Philadel-
phia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy
and Hardin Van Deursen, conductors.
Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of
Sculpture of the 'Institute of Fine
Arts: In the Concourse of the Michi-
gan League Building. Display will be
on view daily until Commencement.
Now if you three have settled any-
You'd as well smile as frown on the
Frost is witty and acute; and at
times he can write with an almost
Athenian elegance. His blank verse
is always smooth and at its best full
of sweet, rich music. But when he
bases his book on Job, he recalls the
greatest names in literature, men
whose souls have been seared by the
horror of the problem he is trying
to solve. God, the Devil, and Job-
what Persons for a modern tragedy!
That Frost raises the ,question of
undeserved suffering at all is a wel-
come sign of the times. It is unfor-
tunately also a sign of the times that
his treatment delights us with its ur-
banity but never moves us deeply.
-Hereward T. Price
WTE HAVE been told many times that this war
is a global war-a war of many fronts: the
Italian, the Pacific, the Western, the Russian,
the China fronts. We have been told which
front was the more important battleground.
However, the Western and Russian fronts in
Europe have taken primary position during most
of the war-thus far.
Now these fronts have converged, and victory
in Europe is taken for granted. The props
have fallen under Hitler's Germany and both
have sunk into an inglorious grave. So two of
the many fronts in this global war will soon
slip from the spotlight, and V-E Day to many
people will mean an end-an end to what, we
don't know, unless you might say an end to
"organized" resistance. Well, the resistance
may end in Germany, but it won't end in the
Unfortunately, Japan is not going to con-
cede us the "pennant" just because we beat
another big team. Unfortunately, after V-E
Day there must be a V-P Day.
Global war means total world-wide war.
The German phase is almost over, but did
anyone ever hear of Tokyo?
YESTERDAY afternoon's concert
consisted of a strange combina-
tion of naivete and sophistication.
The first half of the program pro-
vided a 'field day' for the kiddies.
The orchestra under the direction of
Saul Caston began with Glinka's
"Kamarinskaya," a rather nonde-
script bit of music. Mr. Caston's read-
ing was a very satisfactory one.
In comparison to last year's per-
formance, Marguerite Hood and thej
Festival Youth Chorus left the listen-
er with something more to be de-
sired. Rowley's simple little Can-
tata, "Fun of the Fair" was want-
ing in volume and imagination. t
Prokofieff's delightful "Peter and
the Wolf" supplied the more youth-
ful music lovers with an entertain-
ing mixture of melody and prose.
Paul Leyssac as narrator inter-
preted the amusing situations with
proper effect. Except for a few
poor spots in the horn section, the
orchestra affected the proper spirit.
Zino Francescatti won for himself
another audience of admirers when
he displayed his incredible virtuosity
in his own arrangement of Pagan-
ini's Concerto No. I. Although Mr.
Francescatti does not produce a big
tone, his clear-cut style is character-
istic of a mature artist. Concert-
goers heard a brilliant violinist.
ALTHOUGH the absence of Bidu
Sayao was a loss to the Ann Ar-
bor audience last night, its gain was
the solo performance of William B.
Kincaid, the first flutist of the Phila-
The program, well-arranged al-
though a trifle heavy, provided its
listeners with the best concert thus
jfar of this year's May Festival.
Bach's famous Suite in B minor
initiated this splendid evening. The
delicate movements were remark-
ably well done. A special treat was
the exquisite duet between the flute
and the muted 'cello.
Saul Caston directed the orchestra
in a marvelous presentation of Bee-
thoven's Symphony No. I. Although
the first movement lagged a bit, its
clean-cut - attacks compensated for
it. The woodwind section played with
Rosalind Nadell, the young soloist
who replaced the scheduled artist,
has a pleasing voice. Both of her
Mozart arias contained an expres-
sive quality. Nevertheless one cannot
overlook the general weakness of her
voice and the lack of resonance
which is of great necessity to a
mezzo-soprano. The later was espe-
cially true of her lower register where
her tone was lost somewhere in the
orchestral accompaniment. More-
over, a lack of control in her top
tones resulted in a bit of shakiness.
On the whole, if Miss Nadell's voice
had had more power her efforts
A PRACTICAL education that will include the
classic liberal arts training is Colgate's
answer to the cry for improvement in post-war
The plan, according to Time magazine, is
"built around a core of seven prescribed and
intimately related courses": English communi-
cation, natural science, public affairs, philoso-
phy and religion, foreign affairs and cultures,
the arts, and the liberal tradition.
Beginning with actual problems in each field,
the student will work back to the theory, gen-
eralizations, and background ordinarily learned
first. For instance, a visit to the New York
Stock Exchange might begin a course in eco-
nomics. This core will be required for each
Invaluable, this Fairy Godfather's Pocket
G uide.a Awaveiofmmaic wand and the
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