THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY. DE. 31. 1944
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E HEARD of a new proposal the other day
and we might give it consideration in that
hour or two of year end thinking in resrospect
for which we usually find time about now.
A radio show this week devoted thirty min-
utes to advance the merits of adding a thir-
teenth month to 1944 to be used for doing all
the things we forget to do in the other twelve
It is to be inserted right after December. We
would then have October, November, December
and Remember. It seems .the haste with which
we have raced through the last twelve months
and momentous events included .have deprived
us of those leisure moments wherein we plan
and recall the things we must do. But to save
the worry and make it a lot easier, we just
have the month of Remember to take care of
all those things.
On Remember 15th we could pay the income
tax we missed, on the 25th thf Remember we
can purchase a Christmas gift for those people
we didn't think would send us one, and on the
rest of the day we could re-do all those disil-
lusioning things that have set the stock of
postwar solidarity and peace down so many
On the face of it, the proposal seems a bit
wild eyed and yet how many of us actually
sit down at the end of the year and remember
all the things we forget to do? How many
of us regret the fact that we don't have
another opportunity to "do it again." If I
only had another chance, we wail helplessly
thinking of a mistake here and error there.
Perhaps we were wrong in voting for Roose-
velt, some say, and we wouldn't do it if we
had the chance again.
This attitude is quite indicative of many
things. We live in the past and continually
think of rectifying our errors but isn't there
more logic in looking to the future and take
the past for the lessons it should have taught
Instead of concerning ourselves with at-
w tempting to rectify mistakes, can we no
better direct our attention to making such
plans that will eliminate those mistakes in
It seems so and that is the challenge of the
New Year. Many of us are disillusioned over the
prospects of the peace. The president has been
called many things since election. Why, in
heaven's name, did he deceive us over the At-
lantic Charter? What right has Churchill to'
direct the internal affairs of Greece and what
of the Belgian situation?
E CAN look with disdain at all these inci-
dents bu't if we do nothing more than
crumble and point a finger of guilt, it is we
who are guilty? We are guilty of losing faith
in our hope for the future. We are all agreed
that war should be eliminated in the future
and yet if we add no constructive logic to the
peace plans, what will we have accomplished
and what will we have a right to expect?
Pessimism, by itself, oniy serves the purpose
of baring the realities of the present. If we
can't draw from them a guide for the future,
even this value will be' negligible.
Many of us look with downcast eyes at, the
world. about us and easily see no point to the
future. But this is the easy road and demands
little courage and vigor. It is the strong man
By DREW PEARSON
W ASHINGTON, Dec. 30-Secretary of Labor
Perkins is getting out of the Cabinet on
Jan. 20-come hell and high water. She has,
told friends' she will not stay on a minute
This may sound as if the lady saw the
handwriting on the wall, but such is not en-
tirely the case.
Miss Perkins submitted her resignation on
Jan. 20, 1941-four years ago-and it has been
on file in the White House ever since.
Meanwhile she hasn't known exactly where
she was-except to see various Labor Depart-
ment bureaus euchered out from under her.
Now she plans to quit--definitely.
ACTUALLY, this may leave the President in
more of a hole than most people realize for it
iS a tough job to find a Secretary of Labor satis-
factory to both the CIO and AFL. This is the
chief reason why he drifted for four years with
It is easier to drift than find a successor.
Now, however, Miss Perkins says she plans to
quit drifting .
Jesse Jones Laughs .. .
FRIENDS of Jesse Jones have been chortl-
ing gleefully over the way the President
has kept Vice President Wallace dangling on
the line for months with a Cabinet job just
out of reach, promising hiM everything but
never quite coming across. I
They say it is one of the greatest now-you-
see-it-now-you-don't-see-it acts ever per-
formed in the White House.
Wallace, who practices what he preaches
when it comes to idealism and never considered
himself a practical politician, went into the
recent campaign without any promises from the
President. He asked for no job in advance,
but went down the line anyway.
Political leaders admit his was one of the
most effective jobs of the entire election. With-
out th.e segment of liberal votes which Wallace
swung, Roosevelt might not have won.
Since then the President has been very shrewd
in inviting Wallace around to lunch, has asked
his advice on all sorts of things, talks to him
at great length.
But aside from Wallace's old job as Sec-
retary of Agriculture, or Miss Perkins' thank-
less job as Secretary of Labor, the President
never comes across with anything concrete.
Wallace's one ambition is to- help small busi-
ness. He believes that this is where a great
portion of the promised 60,000,000 jobs are
coming from after the war and in the job of
Secretary of Commerce he has some ideas that
he thinks would sput small business and pro-
But sitting at F.D.R.'s right hand in the
White House, is Harry Hopkins, bosom pal of
And every time the President gets tender-
hearted about, offering Wallace something
important, Harry jogs his elbow.
NOTE-In view of Roosevelt's drifting away
from the Atlantic Charter, some of Wallace's
CIGARETTES again. This time the Senate is
trying its hand to do something for the poor
lost soul who is without. In a recent meeting
it was suggested that the cigarette manufacturer
be classified as an essential industry with the
right to a larger portion of the manpower.
It is encouraging to see that the Senate has
taken time to discover why the civilian has
had to cut down. The odd part of this situa-
tion is that they say there has been no skul-
duggery yet only recently there was a conviction
of three leading tobacco companies on the
grounds that they had violated the anti-trust
laws. Perhaps they are overlooking this unfor-
tunate happening and are now going to at-
tempt to ease the shortage by instituting some
It was brought to light that there will be
even less of the already scarce article because
of the increase in shipments overseas. It is
hoped that through the WFA food order asking
for larger production of long leaf tobacco and
the OPA's revision of wholesaler price regula-
tions to allow a better distribution of stocks to
retail dealers lack of cigarettes will be reme-
But even with these efforts the outlook
isn't much brighter. There has been a 15
per cent increase in the civilian demand and
to make matters worse it has-been pointed out
that there will be an acute shortage of tobacco
for the manufacturers within a year.
friends are urging him not to accept any job
in the Administration for fear Roosevelt and
all with him will go out of office bitterly criti-
cized for not carrying out their professed ileals,
Heard around the White House: "Roosevelt
speaks only to God." Query: ,Has Poet-As-
sistant Secretary of State Archibalt MacLeish
sent Churchill a copy of the poem entitled "An
Ode to a Grecian Spurned?" . .. Supreme Court
Justice Frank Murphy has written an epic on
tolerance for Liberty magazine, out this week.
"Hate the Enemy That Bullets Can't Stop."
Every American should read it.
UNRRA officers in Greece have abandon-
ed the use of British battle dress. At first
British uniforms were insisted upon by the
British. But when UNRRA officers were shot
at, they rebelled.... G. I. Joes are irked over
Army regulations which prohibit them from
writing to their Congressman or the Presi-
(Copyright, 1944, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
lomi ie Says
HOW can prayer be accepted? That prayer,
like religion itself, is universal may prove
little but we need to remind ourselves constantly
that this fact may indicate much as to human
nature. To speak of prayer at all we must
hastily pass over long chapters which include
origin and development. Ancient Persia, Baby-
lon, and Egypt hold experience. The wilderness
of mystical literature and the fine ethical philo-
sophies of China could teach us significant
truth. Coming at once to Judaism at its best
and to Christianity, we may assume that
D'Arcy's definition is correct: "Prayer in general
is the expression of a desire, cast in the form
of a request, to influence some force or power
conceived as supernatural." That public prayer
preceded private prayer, that liturgies antedate
devotional formulae of individuals, that gods,
bad as well as. good, were objects of petition,
and that prayers were first by priests and later
by saints are subjects we must include in the
interest of brevity.
While it is true that "any intercourse" (to
quote from Hastings) "of the human soul with
a higher power may rightly be termedprayer,"
we do well to think of prayer for the Christ-
ian as "the communion of the human soul
with God." We begin then with the funda-
mental nature of the God-and-man family.
Prayer is the Holy Spirit drawing the soul
as well as the soul drawing nigh unto God. The
case is like the action and suction of the magnet
and the steel. Prayer is then not a foolish act
of unauthorized presumption, nor a rash effort
to approach unapproachable and absolutely iso-
lated Majesty. "Whenever a man truly prays,
his Divine King has already extended the
scepter of his mercy and bidden him speak."
Jesus seems to base all his own sureness in the
realm of the spirit upon companionship with
God or on personality. The mere fact that he
called God "Father" bridges the chasms that
former religious teachers failed to cross and
helps us cease our fear of being engulfed. Even
the loftiness of the Psalms steps aside at this
conception and we feel no offense at it. Dis-
tance also vanishes. The coldness of power is
transformed into a sacred warmth. At once
communion with God becomes the natural and
not the exceptional thing. Anxiety passes from
man and is taken up by God. The father
cares-the father wishes-the father knows-
the father beseeches. This is the atmosphere
in which Jesus introduces our subject, and it
is, withal, the outstanding solution of most of
the knotty. problems which otherwise obstruct
man's path to spiritual satisfaction.
Jesus imposes the character of God upon
the one praying. By setting the poor, honest,
penitent publican in striking contrast to the
voluble Pharisee in his robe, worn perfunc-
torily, the Master forever lifted prayer from
its ancient abode as form, liturgy, a placat-
ing of Deity. He makes prayer a soul sweat,
or an inner wail, deep as the person, and
seated so far beneath the performance of
rites that it is of the essence or is not at all.
"God be merciful to me a sinner," and the
approval it drew from Jesus set a new stake
in the history of prayer as a lay practice.
When the religious by millions can concertedly
pray as genuine Christians, believing, we will
have given our best in behalf of. a recon-
structed human race and only then dare we
hope for the democratic victory which many
have too glibly'proposed for the year 1945 A.D.
Edward W. Blakeman
Councelor in Religious Education
Navy War Bond Cartoon Servite
"Because you buy War Bonds regularly, Smith, don't get the
idea that' you, personally own each shell'!"'
Le sto the Editor.
Conscription, Gallup Poll
THE GALLUP poll tells us that
over 50% of our people are in
favor of peace time military train-
ing. This is an interesting but not a
very enlightening fact. Do you ac-
tually believe this is the considered
opinion of our people? I do not. The
figure shown in favor of conscrip-
tion only reflects the current military
I believe the considered opinion is
being expressed in the negative.
When we see the Church Federation
of America., Catholic Councils, na-
tional and local educational asso-
ciations, and even labor registering
their might against it, when our
Congressmen state that their mail
is overwhelmingly against peace time
military conscription, then I am
made to believe that those who have
BERNARD Rosenberg's column
Saturday morning stated rather
definitely his opinion that there can
be no art without suffering. Per-
haps Mr. Rosenberg has forgotten his
history. Surely he classes as art the
great sculptured works of the Athen-
ian Periclean Golden Age, produced
by a society in which the government
sponsored the art while private indi-.
viduals financed it. The magnificence
of Renaissance Florence was the pro-
duct of artists well-supported by the
affluent Medicis. In modern Amer-
ica the creations of Grant Wood and
John Stuart Curry, both comfort-
ably installed in large state univer-
sities, are world-famous.
On the other hand, during the long
formative period of this nation when
the people were working to survive,
suffering in order to gain the wealth
of first the West, then the Eastern
cities, our most ambitious native art
were Currier and Ives news litho-
graphs. Never has there been art
until men had both leisure time and
the promise of lucrative reward.
Rembrandt's lush portraits were com-
pleted before the death of his first
wife and the accompanying hard-
ships. "The Night Watch" was pro-
duced with hopes of acclaim from
an entire city as well as fat mone-
Perhaps columnist Rosenberg
knows of some undiscvered
masterpiece produced by a mem-
ber of Coxey's Army or by a De-
On Second Thought
By RAY DIXON
Our basketballers overmeasured,.
overscored and overtimed last night,
but they weren't overplayed.
Right up to the last minute of
play, it looked as though the Buck-
eyes were just pupils to the Wol-
verines, but then they got on the
ball, eyed the basket and lashed
out- to beat our cagers by three
The crimson-shirted 'giants from
down Iowa way passed the ball to
Lund by mistake so many times that
he must have made them see red.
By Crockett Johnson
Now don't tell e the kid made up
this O'Ryn, too We KNOW ths is
one of Sables O'Ryan's jobs. See?
Operator? I want a policeman-
I mean-Get me HeadquaAters
--- B- q-Al
considered this issue see it's foll
It was once said "never under-
estimate the peoples intelligence and
never overestimate. their , know-
ledge." Considered thought is' usu-
ally bought with a price and there-
fore is valued to the point of ex-
pression. I am sure that if and
when our people know the true en-
volvements of such legislation their
intelligence will give strong expres-
sion against it's ever happening in
I am of the opinion that we should
wait until the boys who are doing
the fighting now, come home and
have a chance to express how they
feel we should prepare for peace,
This issue is one of the most
sobering Americans have ever been
asked to consider, yet it was not
dealt with in our national cam-
paigns. I wonder why? What is
the rush? The militant cry is:
"Pass it now." I wonder why?
Could it be possible that our con-
sidered opinion is not wanted?
Let us not be hasty in this con-
clusion but let us be wise.
-L. Moyers, Akron, O.
SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 1944
VOL. LV., No. 47
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Varsity Glee Club: No rehearsal
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Announcements for Assistant Princi-
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Operator, salary $1,621 to $2,100,
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Sociology 191 will not meet Mon-
day, Jan. 1. ,
Chemistry Colloquium will meet on
Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 4:15 p. m.
in Room 303 Chemistry Building.
Harry Freund will speak on "Separa-
tion of Hafnium and Zirconium by
Fractional Precipitation." All inter-
ested are invited.
Speeded Reading Course: The
speeded reading course will resume
Jan. 3, Wednesday, 5:00. All who
registered for this course are expect-
ed to be in attendance for the re-
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held on January 3, 1945, at 4:15
p.m., in Room 2033, Kellogg Building.
Dr. Philip Jay, Associate Professor of
Dentistry, will discuss various fac-
tors, including nutritional, in "dental
caries." Please note change in loca-
Seminar in Special Functions:
Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 3 -p.m. in 317
West Engineering, Professor Rainich
continues on Operators and Ortho-
Faculty Concert: The first faculty
concert of the season will be given at
8:30 Sunday evening, Jan. 7, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. The program
will consist of compositions by
Brahms and will feature Professors
Beserkirsky, Hackett, Okkelberg and
The general public is invited.
The Lutheran Student Association
will have a Watch Party this evening
at 9 in the Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall, 309 E. Washington St. The
earlier part of the evening will fea-
ture games and refreshments and at
11:30 a short service will usher in the
The Congregational-Disciples Guild
will have a consecration and com-
munion service this evening from
10:15 to .12:05 o'clock at the Chris-
tian Church (Disciples), Hill and
There will be a Library Committee
meeting 'at Hillel Foundation on
Tuesday. Jan. 2, at 4:00 p.m. Any-
one interested in library work is in-
vited to attend.
Junior Research Club: The Janu-
ary meeting of the Junior Research
Club will be held on Tuesday, Jan.
2, 1945, in the Amphitheatre of the
Horace H. Rackham School of Grad-
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"Aviation Gasoline, 100 Octane."
Matthew Van Winkle, Chem. & Met.
Engineering; "Some Complications
of Diabetes Mellitus," Wayne Run-
dles, Simpson Memorial Institute.
Sigma Rho Tau - Members of the
Stump Speakers' Society of Sigma
Rho Tau will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day, Jan. 2, in Rooms, 319-323 in the
Union. Means of securing recogni-
tion of the engineer as a professional
man will. be discussed. New debate
topic: Should the government adopt
compulsory military training for all
There will be a meeting of the
Hillel-Avukah Study Group on Tues-
day, Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., at the Hillel
Foundation. Dr. Max Dresden of the
Physics Department will speak on
"The Psychoanalytical Approach to
Women of the University Faculty:
It's the only way it could have happened.
Orncer. The thieves' car crashed So they
carried the furs c-f and hid them But they
dropped the ermihe wrap somewhere And '
Barnaby found it and he brought it home
And the kid
made up the
in his head?
YestH y saveynagmative child. And-
But Mr. O'Malley said Orion
got an ermine skin after ail.
~~ He found it in the morning
in the shed. So Orion must
have left it there for him-
The kid spilled enough for me to figure what
happened, Chief. Sables O'Ryan sent a hood
Now, Baxter. Go
over your story
Hello, m'boy. I daresay your mother -
is delighted with the ermine? And