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y vi Outlines Plans
In Letter to'U Student

Gary Davis, the American who
announced his citizenshil.( of the
world a short time ago, has ex-I
plained his step in a letter toI
Don Shea, '50, which was received
last week from Paris.
Davis asked that the letter be!

World Government Week,
relebrated March 6 to 12.
* * *


IN TELLING why he renounced
his American citizenship, Davis
revealed his indecision of a year

made public in connection with "I had the feeling 'that each
of us had to move in a new di-
11 rection if we were to avoid an-
Red ross W i 1 other devastating conflict. Two
world wars and the present
te -W t#reparation for a third make it
all too clear that the age of
sovereign states must be ended.
Safet Course "Extension of loyalty to the
_world community of which each
_____- of us is a part seemed to me vi-j
The Water Safety Instructor's tally necessary," Davis' letter con-
course to be given by, the Red tinued.
Cross in April has been called an :k
"almost imperative prerequisite "TODAY OUR CHANCE of be-
for anyone wanting a summer coming world citizens in fact, un-
waterfront job" by Fritzie Gareis der enforceable world law, will de-
of the physical education depart- pcnd directly on the individual
ment. 1 declaration of each one of us for
The course will be given April this highest level of citizenship."
18-29 in the Intramural Pool by Davis asserted that millions
a professional Red Cross instruc- in Europe are ready to declare
tor. their acceptance of these prin-

MISS GAREIS said that the
course is open to men and women
meeting'the requirement that they,
be 18 years old and hold a Senior
Life Saving Certificate. Students
may enroll at Office 15, Barbours

ciples. Ile pointed out that 17
American states have passed
resolutions calling on the na-
tional government to work to-
wards the achievement of a
commonwealth of nations.
"Yours is not among these 17,



Gymnasium. but there is every reason to believe
Last year 136 students were I that such a resolution can gain
enrolled in a similar class andr support," Davis said, calling for
110 received Water Safety In- action in Michigan towards these
structor's Certificates. "There ends.
is a big demand for summer MENTIONING World Govern-
camp/counselors and waterfront ment Week, Davis said that the
directors who hold these certifi- United World Federalists and
gates," Mass Garis said. other groups are working "espe-
"RESIDES TEACHING all the cially hard to bring to the atten-
tion of all Americans the need
strokes and life saving tech- for an amendment to the United
niques," she said, "there will be States Constitution."
instruction in methods of teaching A peoples' World Convention
others." has been scheduled for spring
Miss Gareis said that the Sen- and summer of 1950, he report-
ior Life Saving Certificate re- ed. le suggests state nominat-
quirement was especially a hard- ing conventions and unofficial
ship for women students because, balloting conducted along con-
as they have no adequate pool, no gressional district lines.
life saving courses are available ; "The International Registry
for them. should provide a basis for mobil-
-- -ization and give a feeling of unity
to World Citizens everywhere," he
Gradtudents concluded.
If we, the 'little' people, can
To e oledbreak through the present tight-
ening circle of power politiics re-
.__-volving toward war in which our
A poll of graduate students and governments are helplessly
faculty is being taken under the I trapped, we may be able to emerge
into a true community, worthy
auspices of the Graduate Student of our heritage as world citizens."
Council to determine opinions on ooretes rdiz .
lapguage requirements for the
doctorate. UN Revision
As it stands now, an over-all.-
Graduate School ruling requires To Be liebate
every doctoral candidate to pass
a test proving that he has a read-
ing knowledge of French and Ger- Among outstanding radio pro-
ma. rams to be broadcast over local

Urges World
Stresses Role of
Clerical Leaders
Any religious leader who doesn't
work for world government is liv-
ing in a fool's paradise, Arthur
Schilpp, philosophy professor at
Northwestern University and
Methodist minister, declared in a
speech here Sunday.
Schilpp, who spoke before the
United World Federalists to open
World Government Week, claim-
ed that many religious leaders
have failed to inspire their con-
gregations to dedicate themselves
to what he termed "the highest,
noblest, sublimest and best life"
IN CALLING for world govern-
ment, Schlipp said "it's now two
minutes before midnight on the
clock of humanity, and most sci-
entists have confirmed the fact
that we pons man has now de-
veloped could, in the event of a
third world war, destroy the whole
human race."
The peoples of the world want
peace desperately, said Schilpp,
who returned January 11 from
a five months' tour of Europe,
on which he made many speech-
es urging world government.
Schlipp said he didn't know
what chance there was for the
establishment of a world gov-
ernment before a world war could
break out, but "if there's only one
chance in a hundred million, it's
worth working for. It's our only
* * *
QUOTING the German philoso-
pher Kant, Schilpp said there
could be no peace in the world as
long as one nation claimed sov-
Professors of international
law are earning their living un-
der false pretenses, the philoso-
phy professor charged, because
"there is no such animal."
Schilpp claimed the UN can
never develop into a world gov-
ernment because, as its preamble
asserts, it is a gathering of sov-
ereign states.
HE SAID the UN is now merely
a world debating society, but as
such serves a useful function.. He
praised UNESCO as "doing one of
the most magnificent jobs in his-
tory," and said the side agencies
are perhaps more important than
"the main tent."
In answer to a question Schilpp
said he didn't think Russia would
join a world government imme-
diately but would join out of ne-
cessity if the rest of the world
formed one first.
UWF Names
New Advisors
Gov. G. Mennen Williams is
among the notables serving on the
new United World Federalists' Na-
tional Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board list, recent-
ly received by the local UWF
chapter from national headquar-
ters, also includes Minnesota Gov.
Luther Youngdahl, Democratic
National Committee member
James Roosevelt, Supreme Court
Justice Williom O. Douglas, and
Lewis Mumford, author.
The roster of prominent names
continues with atomic scientist

Harold C. Urey, physicist Albert
Einstein, and Book of the Month
Club President Harry Sherman.
The board will serve in an ad-
visory capacity to the world wide
organization comprising 269 col-
lege and university chapters. The
UWF is devoted to the achieve-
ment of world government.

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As a guide to future action the
council decided to take this poll
of the 3200 graduates on campus
and the 800 faculty members of
the Graduate School.
A committee of two council
members, Norman Snyder and
Melvin Marcus consulting with
the Survey Research Center, drew
up two questionnaires, one for
faculty and one for students.
The main question on these
ballots is, "Do you feel there
should be a general language re-
quirement for all Ph.D. students.
determined as it is now by a
Graduate School ruling, or do you
feel that the choice and number
of languages for students should
be left to the discretion of the in-!
dividual departments, according -
to the needs of their studies?"
Graduate students should re-
port to their department offices3
or Rackham to pick up the ques-
Two Weeks
NEW YORK-A traveler going
from here to Indiana needed $65
for fare, food and lodging during
the two weeks he took to make
the journey.
current rate Ou
Insured savingsI
Extra earnings on Bonus
Savings Accounts

stations during World Govern-
ment Week, March 6-12. will be
a roundtable discussion at 8 p.m.
today over WHRV.
Philipps Ruopp, contributing
editor of Common Cause, Prof.
Russell Fifield of the political
science department, Prof. Rich-
ard Musgrave of the economics de-
partment and Prof. Preston Slos-
son of the history department will
discuss the subject, "Would the
United States Find Membership
in a Revised United Nations anE
Asset or a Liability?"
At 5:15 p.m., Thursday over "U"
Station WUOM, Dr. Kiyoshi Tani-
moto, one of the heroes of John
Hersey's "Hiroshima," will review
that book. I
Other programs scheduled for
WUOM this week include a
roundtable discussion on world
federalism at 3 p.m., Friday and
a new analysis by Prof. Marshall
Knappen of the political science
department at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

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