THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THMSDAY, MAY s, 952
By CHUCK ELLIOTT
TWO MONTHS of discussion, hypothesis,
and curiosity came to an end Saturday
with the announcement that five students
had been put on probation for their conduct
during the investigation of the controversial
From all the evidence, it was not an
easy decision to reach. The body of law
under which the investigating committees
were forced to work was vague, and, at
times, frustratingly inapplicable. A whole
series of subsidiary points had to be set-
tled before consideration of innocence or
guilt could even begin. Charges had to be
changed from time to time as their legal
bases fell under closer examination; lack
of precedent hampered the course of ad-
judication from beginning to end. But a
conclusion was arrived at, and when the
conclusion was presented, some relatively
lengthy statements were issued to explain
One of these statements, that presented
by the University Sub-Committee on Disci-
pline, clears up a lot of questions about
what is and what is not permitted in the
way of private meetings and unauthorized
speakers on campus. Along with the answers,
however, have come a new flock of confu-
sions, which may be expected to plague
somebody within the next few years.
ACCORDING to point (2) of the Sub-
Committee's statement "In the past no
notice has been taken of lectures given in
'closed' meetings of recognized student
groups, or at 'private' dinners held by stu-
dents in the Union or in the League." Prof.
Leon Blume, chairman of the discipline
committee, has explained that the only
thing indicated by this passage was that in
allowing speakers at private meetings a
practice of rather long standing was being
Next, of course, is the question of what
the Lecture Committee conceives of as
being a "private meeting." The statement
defines this by quoting Webster's diction-
ary: "Sequestered from company of obser-
vation; secret; secluded . .. Not publicly
known; not open, secret." Then, more
specifically, one reason why the McPhaul
dinner was not considered private was the
fact that an invitation had been extended
to this newspaper to, send a reporter.
Further, there was no apparent attempt
made to restrict attendance, nor was there
The final point in the Sub-Committee's
report was: "Students participating in a
closed' meeting or 'private' dinner, at which
an unapproved lecture is given, have the
responsibility of seeing to it that the meet-
ing is actualy 'closed' or 'private.' If they
fail, they must justify their conduct or be
held to have violated University regulations."
So, it shapes up about like this: Unap-
proved speakers may address meetings, if
the meetings are closed tight before and
after. If the affair is sufficiently undercover,
then it is all right.
* * *
SOMEWHERE along the way, however, it
would seem that certain principles have
gotten rather rough treatment. Of most in-
terest to me is the position of the press. The
strongest statement of the Sub-Committee
appears to be that there should be no ad-
vance publicity on a private meeting. If
there is, then it is no longer a private meet-
ing. This curious concept of publicity is that
it is "catching" to the extent that if a legal
private meeting is publicly announced, then
it is an illegal public meeting. I cannot help
but regard this as somewhat amazing.
This also goes for its logical extension;
that if coverage is given to a meeting after
it happens, then the nature of that meeting
becomes automatically public, and hence
illegal. Practical ramifications of such a
concept are enormous; asuming that the
newspaper (The Daily or any other) is.
aware that a private meeting is scheduled
to hear an unauthorized speaker, then the
whole burden of the legitimacy of the meet-
ing rests on .whether or not anything is
printed. This is especially serious as regards
coverage after the gathering, a job of report-
ing which might possibly be of distinct
interest to the newspaper's readers.
What this obviously boils down to is
the practical matter of the University's
trying to be open-minded on the one hand,
in allowing students to hear who they like,
and scared to death on the other for fear
that bad publicity will descend from out-
state. It typifies exactly the predicament
which the Lecture Committee finds itself
in, since consideration of ALL speakers has
shown itself in the past to be physically
impractical because of time and the nature
of some University facilities, such as the
Union, and there is still the spirit of the
Regent's By-law (i.e. no bad publicity) to
be attended to.
I can only conclude that as a practical
resolution of an obvious problem. the Sub-
Committee's statement seems to be a sincere
attempt to find a way out of a dilemma; as
a philosophically sound answer, however, it
is absurd. If the freedom to hear speakers
is to be restricted at all, it is by no means
right to ask that the press be the deciding
factor in that restriction. Further, suggest-
ing that unapproved speakers merely go into
dark alleys to give their talks represents a
relatively benevolent, but hardly realistic
approach to the problem.
"Catholicism and American
by James M. O'Neill. Harpers.
WITH DREW PEARSON
SEVERAL YEARS AGO religious circles
were greatly excited over the publishing
of ex-University of Michigan student Paul
Blanshard's now famous book American
Freedom and Catholic Power. This book con-
demned the American Roman Catholic hier-
archy as being opposed to American ideals
of Democracy. Catholicism and American
Freedom by ex-Michigan professor James M.
O'Neill contains a definite answer to this
charge. O'Neill's main contention is that
through faulty scholarship and misrepresen-
tation Blanshard has constructed an entirely
incorrect picture of the Catholic Church in
The book is divided into three sections.
The first deals with the historical back-
ground of the Church in America. This
section is not too significant but it does
show that Catholics, largely through the
efforts of Charles Carroll, one of the foun-
ders of Maryland, were active in the fram-
ing of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
In the chapters on "Democracy" and
"Separation of Church and State," the myth
that the Catholic Church is desirous of be-
coming the state church in America is ex-
ploded. O'Neill quotes, among many others,
Cardinal Gibbons, who wrote:
"The Separation of Church and State in
this country seems . .. the natural, in-
evitable, and best conceivable plan ..i-
No establishment of religion is being
dreamed of here, of course, by anyone;
but were it to be attempted, it would meet
with united opposition from Catholic peo-
ple, priests and prelates."
In the chapter on "Catholic Education,"
Blanshard's attacks on parochial schools are
examined. O'Neill points out that as long as
parochial schools continue to turn out stu-
dents who meet our educational standards,
these schools should be allowed to teach in
accordance with their faith. He also de-
fends the parents' right to send their chil-
dren to the schoolrof theirschoice.
The most significant chapter of the en-
tire book deals with "Catholics and Social
Policies." Examining the so-called "Catho-
lie vote," O'Neill is able to show that the
Catholic voting record runs the gauntlet
from liberal (Senator Wagner) to reac-
tionary (Senator McCarthy). On no one
bill did Catholic congressmen in the 81st
Congress vote the same way. In other
words, there is no indication of an in-
timidating Catholic pressure either for or
against national legislation. As an example
O'Neill cites the Wagner, Murray, Dingell
Public Health Bill which Blanshard claims
the Catholic hierarchy attempted to kill.
Senator Murray, Senator Wagner, and
Congressman Dingall, he notes, are all
Although O'Neill, in his haste to present
his case, has made some of the same errors
in logic that he accuses Blanshard of, his
book is still very excellent reading to any-
one who is interested in the subject of re-
ligious freedom. By presenting the true facts,
he has done a service not only to the Catho-
lic Church but to the American people as
well. -Mil Pryor
THE PROGRESS made recently by the
women's Board of Representatives in
securing greater privileges for coeds has been
Two of the three proposals discussed at
the last Board meeting, which are now be-
fore the women's houses for approval
would make 11 p.m. Monday through
Thursday the closing hours for senior
women and would also extend to 11 p.m.
the hours during final exam week.
These comparatively minor improvements
are an indication that at least something is
being done to remedy the absurd restric-,
tions on women that now exist on campus.
As stated by the board, the third proposal
would "provide greater flexibility and indi-
vidual leeway in the granting of late per-
missions by Judiciary officials and Univer-
If this proposal were carried out effective-
ly it could mean that house mothers would
be authorized to be more lenient in the
granting of late permissions and that, sub-
sequently, women would be allowed to take
full advantage of all cultural and educa-
tional events on campus. There would be no
situation arising similar to the restrictions
on the attendance of the Arts Theatre pro-
duction of "Othello."
In striving for greater leniency, the
Board should also arrange for the end of
the present discrepancies existing between
the different houses in the granting late
permissions. As the problem now stands,
some house mothers are more lenient than
others in giving extra late permissions. All
women should be entitled to know under
what conditions they can secure late per-
mission and these conditions should be the
same for all houses.
Although the Board's proposals indicate
progress, a great deal remains to be done.
But it appears, at the least, that the Board
is becoming an effective organ in airing the
complaints of coeds against the present
double-standard treatment, under which
men students are allowei complete freedom
and women are forced to limit their parti-
ninatnvi i -Q .%IIQ -y - lC nn a hn-.ai
"Look Out - Here's Another 'Peace' Demonstration"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
WASHINGTO -Now that the steel mills
are running again, some Administration
leaders are canvassing means of winding up
the entire mess by giving the Steel Industry
a moderate price increase in order to take
care of a wage increase.
Several cabinet members privately have
long favored such a plan, especially Sec-
retary of Defense Lovett. John Steelman,
the acting defense mobilizer, once also
definitely favored a $5-a-ton price increase
for steel, as did Charles E. Wilson.
However, each move in this direction has
run up Against the quiet, adamant opposi-
tion of an ex-Governor from Georgia, Price
Administrator Ellis Arnall.
And Arnall flatly refuses to budge.
At one White House meeting held just
before the President seized the Steel In-
dustry, various cabinet members were urging
At The State . .
THE MODEL AND THE MARRIAGE
BROKER, with Thelma Ritter and Jeanne
SINCE ALL OF the people involved in this
movie are capable of better things, it
seems apparent that the sloppy result of
their efforts can be blamed either on the
story or the director.
The plot itself abounds with uninspired
coincidences and unnecessary sentimental-
ity. Most of the potentially comic situ-
ations are milked for everything they are
worth, but it appears that with a little
more ingenuity the scriptwriters could
have gone all the way and produced a
completely farcical comedy. It would have
been more desirable. As it stands the pic-
ture is a "romantic comedy" with too
much romance and not enough comedy.
Thelma Ritter, as the marriage broker,
has probably become the most typed actress
in Hollywood. She is invariably a tough doll
with a heart as big as her head. In this
case her heart is even bigger. We might sug-
gest, by way of variation, that she try some-
thing similar to Queen Elizabeth (T) or T adv
a moderate price increase in steel prices
as a stop to the industry.
"You can increase 'em all right," drawled
Arnall good-naturedly. "You can increase
'em if you want to wreck the country."
Arnall wasn't mad a bit. He even sound-
ed as if he was half kidding. But those
who know him realized that he was deadly
serious, especially when he added:
"You can increase 'em all right. But you'll
have to get yourselves a new price adminis-
The quiet threat of Arnall's resignation
was enough to stop further discussion. Fur-
thermore, he was backed up by his imme-
diate superior, Roger Putnam, a manufac-
turer from Springfield, Mass., who knows
what it's like to make a profit and meet a
Arnall also produced figures showing
that the Steel Industry could pay the
package wage increase recommended by
the Wage Stabilization Board and yet re-
duce its profits only 12 cents a ton under
the high profit base from 1946 to 1949-
after taxes. Arnall likewise showed that
the Steel Industry, after paying the wage
increase, and after paying taxes, would
have a profit of only 60 cents a ton less
than its record-breaking profits during
the year 1951 when steel dividends soared
to an all-time high as a result of the Kor-
He argued that the Steel Industry should
not make money at the expense of the Kor-
ean War. He also pointed out that these
profits were after taxes.
The Steel Industry has not challenged Ar-
* * *
Pentagon circles expect Lt. Gen. Edwin
Brooks to go easy on his fellow general, Ro-
bert W. Grow, the former military attache
in Moscow, who left his diary lying loose so
a Communist spy was able to photograph it.
Brooks is commander of the Second
Army, which will decide whether to go
ahead with a court-martial of General
Actually, the Army is afraid the spy may
also have photographed other top-secret
documents that were in Grow's possession
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factor requirements and a study of
radiation effects. Applicants should be
familiar with biological research tech-
Jack & Heintz, Inc., Cleveland, is re-
quiring a graduate engineer, preferably
with a Master's Degree, and a knowledge
of noncommunication electronics and
Milner Hotels Management Co., Inc.,
Detroit, the largest chain of hotels in
the World, offers good opportunities for
men interested in the hotel field. A
sound, secure and bright future is of-
fered to those who are interested in
entering the hotel management busi-
The University of Chicago, Institute
for Nuclear Studies, has openings for
electrical and mechanical engineers. Ex-
cellent opportunities for young engi-
neers to get in on what is essentially
the infancy of a new and promising in-
For further information call the Bu..
reau of Appointments, 3528 Adminis-
tration Building, extension 371.
Camp Davis. Students intending to
attend Camp Davis this summer will
meet in Room 205 W. E. at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., May 8.
Registration for Directed Teaching In
Elementary Education for both semes-
ters of the academic year 1952-1953 will
be held in Room 2509 University Ele-
mentary School, May 12-16.
E. E. 5 Final Examination date has
been changed from Wed., June 11, 2
to 5, to Sat., May 31, from 2 to 5. be-
cause of the State Board Examinations.
Aero Seminar: Dr. L. L. Rauch will
talk on "Information Theory and the
Design of Experiments," Thurs., May 8,
4 p.m., 1504 E. Engineering Bldg. In-
terested students, teaching and re-
search staff welcome.
Seminar in Applied Mathematics.
Thurs., May 8, 4 p.m., 247 W. Engineer-
ing Bldg. Mr. Keeve M. Siegel, of WRRC,
will speak on "Forced Separation of
Astronomical Colloquium. Sat., May
10, 2 p.m., the McMath-Hulbert Ob-
servatory. Doctors Orren C. Mohler and
Helen W. Dodson will speak on "Re-
cent Studies of the Solar Spectrum at
the McMath-Hulbert Observatory." For
those who have not been on a tour of
the installations, the Observatory will
be open beginning at noon.
Psychology Colloquium: Fri., May 9
4:15 p.m., Room 3-G, Union. Dr. George
Katona will speak on: "Rational Man
and Rational Behavior."
Doctoral Examination for Lynn Ran-
dolph Peters, Chemistry; thesis: "The
Thermal Decomposition of 2, 3-pyrro-
lidinediones," Thurs., May 8, 1 p.m.,
3003 Chemistry Bldg. Chairman, W. R.
Doctoral Examination for Willis Nor-
man Pitts, Speech; thesis: "A Critical
Study of Booker T. Washington as a
Speechmaker with an Analysis of Seven
Selected Speeches," Thurs., May 8, 3
p.m., East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Chairman, G. E. Densmore.
Doctoral Examination for John Lothar
George, Zoology; thesis: "The Birds on
a Southern Michigan Farm," Fri., May
9, 9 a.m., 2089 Natural Science Bldg.
Chairman, H. W. Hann.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
Blaine Barrar, Mathematics; thesis:
"Some Estimates for the Solutions of
Linear Parabolic Equations," Fri., May
9, 2 p.m., 277. W. Engineering Bldg.
Chairman, E. H. Rothe.
Doctoral Examination for William Jo-
seph L. Felts, Anatomy; thesis: "The
Prenatal Development of the Human
Femur," Fri., May 9, 3 p.m., 3502 E.
Medical Bldg. Chairman, B. M. Patten.
Doctoral Examination for Warren
Lounsbury Smith, Economics; thesis:
"Alternative Monetary Interest Theor-
ies: A Comparison and Evaluation,"
Fri., May 9, 3 p.m. 105 Economics Bldg.
Chairman, R. A. Musgrave.
Seminar in Transonic Flow: Friday,
May 9, at 4 p.m., in RoQm 1508 E.E. Prof.
O. Laporte will discuss certain results
obtained in the shock tube that per-
tained transonic flow. Time permitting.
Mr. J. Kline will begin with work of W.
Vincenti on the transonic flow passed a
Student Recital: Jennie Parker Hilde-
brandt, pianist, will be heard at 8:30
p.m., Thurs., May 8, in the Architecture;
Auditorium. laving a program in nar-
Lierr eColege Conference Steering
Committee, 4 p.m., 1011 Angell Hall.
Chess Club. Meeting, 8 p.m., Union.
Marketing Club. "Marketing Research
in Action at Goodyear." Mr. B. A. De-
graff, Sales&Research Department, Good-
year Tire &s Rubber company, Inc. 7:30
p.m., 131 Business Administration. Ev-
eryone is invited. Refreshments.
La p'tite causette meets from 3:30 to
5 p.m. in the south room of the Union
Modern Poetry Club. Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Ann Arbor Room, League. Poems
to be discussed: Dylan Thomas' Fern
Hill, The Force That Through the
Green Fuse Drives the Flower, A Refus-
al to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a
Child in London and The Marriage of
a Virgin. All these poems will, be found
In Oscar Williams. Mr. Feiheim of the
English Department will participatedin
the discussion, and everyone is invited.
Graduate Student Council Meeting.
7:30 p.m., Graduate Outing Club Roo,
Rackham Bldg. To elect officers and
Hillel Social Committee meets, 7:15
p.m., 1429 Hill St. All members and in-
terested people are invited.
Students for Democratic Action. Pan-
el discussion, by Profs. W. G. Stolper,
of the Economics Department, Marshall
Knappen and Russell Fifield, of the
Political Science Department, on "Am-
erica's Investment in Backward Areas."
7:30 p.m., Union.
NAACP. Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Confer-
ence Room, League. New officers will be
elected. All interested persons invited.
Civil Liberties Committee. Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 1209 Angell Hall. Discussion
of the McPhlaul dinner verdict. Judi-
ciary members Barbara Buschman and
David Brown will be present to clarify
the Judiciary's viewpoint. All those in-
terested are invited.
Women's International House. Meet-
ing of the Committee for an Inter-
national House for Women, 7:30 p.m.
at Nelson International House, 915 Oak-
land. Anyone who is interested in es-
tablishing such a house is urged to
Young Republican Meeting: Regent
Roscoe O. Bonisteel and Prof. H. M.
Dorr, Political Science Department, will
lead a discussion on the needs and fu-
ture of the Republican Party at 8 p.m.,
League. Business meeting also. The pub-
lic is welcome. Refreshments.
Department of Astronomy. Vistors'
Night, Fri~, May 9, 8 p.m. Dr. Freeman
D. Miller wil speak on "Photographing
the Sky." After the lecture in 3017 An-
gell Hall, the Students' Observatory on
the fifth floor will be open for tele-
scopic observation of Saturn and the
Moon, if the sky is clear, or for in-
spection of the telescopes and plane-
tarium, if the sky is cloudy. Children
are welcome, but must be accompanied
Canterbury Club: Holy Communion
and breakfast, 7 a.m., Fri., May 9.
Motion Pictures, auspices of Univer-
sity Museums. "Monarch Butterfly
Story," and "The Story of the Bees."
Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
torium. No admission charge.
Hiawatha Club. Picnic, 8 p.m., Fri.,
May 9. For further details call Caroline
Clucas, 22591; Don Hurst, 31013; or Doris
Hillel. Friday evening services at New
Hillel Foundation, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday
morning services, 9 o'clock.
Christian Science Lecture (Free):
Sun., May 11, 3:15 p.m., Architecture
Auditorium, Corner of Tappan and
Monroe Sts., sponsored by the Christian
Science Organization at the U. of M.
Lecturer: Robert Stanley Ross, C.S.B.
of New York City, member of the Board
of Lectureship of The Mother Church,
The First Church of Christ Scientist,
Boston, Mass. Subject: "Christian Sci-
ence: The Principle and Practice of Di-
Civil Liberties Committee Party. 8
p.m., Fri., May 9, Women's Athletic
Building. Square dancing, social danc-
ing, entertainment, and refreshments
HE THAT hath wife and child-
ren hath given hostages to
fortune; for they are impediments
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ASP Calls .:..
To the Editor:
TOTHOSE who have written the
many excellent letters and edi-
torials on the visit of the Un-
American Activities Committee
and its campus aftermath, (the
Affair McPhaul), and to all those
who nodded in agreement, this
letter is addressed. The Council of
The Arts Sciences and Professions
believes that it is possible to do
something about the rising tide of
conformity which threatens to
make automatons of us all.
Among the possible actions,
scholarly research on the problems
of peace and civil liberties can
help to clarify the situation for
ourselves and the community at
large. An example of such research
is the A.S.P. documentary booklet
on the Un-American Affairs Com-
mittee, "Operation Mind." A fol-
low-up to this document is being
planned and "stumbling blocks to
peace" isanother project in prog-
ress. You are cordially invited to
help. We will meet this Thursday,
8 o'clock, May 8, in the League
The business of the evening will
also include a showing of slides of
the famous Hiroshima murals.
For any further information
about A.S.P. call 3-0425.
-Betty Enfield, for the
Executive Board of the
Council of the Arts Sciences,
To the Editor:
IN RESPONSE to the need for
housing groups where Ameri-
can and foreign students could
live together on an international,
intercultural basis, Nelson Inter-
national House for men was set up
two years ago. As yet there exists
no house where women of all na-
tions may 'share the cultural and
social advantages of life in such
a varied group. We firmly believe
that there exists a definite inter-
est in such a house among many
women on this campus. For thiq
reason, the Committee for an In-
ternational House for Women
which was active on campus a year
ago is being reorganized. The first
meeting of the group will be held
tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 at
Nelson House, 915 Oakland. Any-
one who is interested in working
for the establishment of a women's
International House or who would
like to live there once it is estab-
lished is invited to attend this
-Lisa Kurcz, Chairman
Committee for an International
House for Women
SDA Invitation ..
To the Editor:
TWO-THIRDS of the world's
population live in 'underdevel-
oped' countries; countries without
highway systems, investment cap-
ital, agricultural machinery, elec-
tric power, sanitation safeguards,
and minimum nutritional stand-
These backward areas of Asia,
Africa, and Latin America are be-
set by the problems of both pov-
erty and progress. The political
direction and methods of their im-
pending technological improve-
ments will be a major factor in
the history of the coming decades.
The national and campus Stu-
dents for Democratic Action or-
ganizations have striven to em-
phasize issues and problems rather
XetteP TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from pubUcation at the discretion of the
than personalities and party or-
ganizations on the political scene.
This Thursday, May 8 (tonight),
at 7:30. at the Union, the SDA is
presenting a discussion on "U.S.
Aid to Backward Areas." Three
faculty experts on aspects of this
question, (Professor Stolper of the
Economics Department, and Pro-
fessors Fifield and Knappen of the
Poltical Science faculty) will offer
their views and suggestions.
Anyone interested in this vital
facet of U.S. world policy is in-
vited to come down to listen and
add to thediscussion at tonight's
To the Editor:
THE NEED for a stable world
peace was never so great as it
is today. To that end, the Society
for Peaceful Alternatives is pro-
posing that we ask the leaders of
the U.S., U.S.S.R., People's Repub-
lic of China, Great Britain, and
France to meet and attempt to
resolve their differences in a pact
During World War II, meeting
after meeting was held by the
leaders of the Allied Powers. At
Teheran, Yalta, Potsdam, Casa-
blanca, Cairo, and Dumbarton
Oaks a design was worked out-
a plan for saving mankind from
another war. The basis of this
plan was the unanimity of the
Great Powers. Those governments
with the greatest power for good
or evil had to move together on
minimum areas of agreement or
there could be no peace. The prob-
lems of the world rose from many
sources, but the purpose was to
prevent them from breaking into
war.' Peace could be maintained
only by agreement among these
five great powers. This was the
basis for the United Nations.
But this great plan is failing. It
is difficult for the U.N. today to
act effectively for peace. Also, the
People's Republic of China has
been barred from the U.N. And, it
is unlikely that there can be a
real world settlement without
Now the United States, Korean,
and Chinese soldiers are in bitter
conflict in Korea. Fighting is also
raging in Viet Nam, Burma, Ma-
laya, the Philippines, and Indo-
nesia. Powerful nations are re-
arming everywhere. At any mo-
ment new outbreaks of war seem
This situation can be met only
by restoring a minimum basis of
agreement for peace among the
Big Five Powers. The people can
act to bring the leaders! of these
five nations together to come to
an agreement on the issues that
are leading us to war. A confer-
ence of this kind can reduce world
tensions and the drive toward war.
A resulting pact of peace will lay
the groundwork for a real, lasting
-Executive Board of the
Society for Peaceful Alternatives
OR PRACTICAL life at any
rate, the chance of salvation
is enough. No fact in human na-
ture is more characteristic than
its willingness to live on a chance.
The existence of the chance makes
the difference, as Edward Gurney
says, between a life of which the
keynote is resignation and a life
of which the keynote is hope.
NOT SO VERY long ago there
was a very fine gander. He was
strong and smooth and beautiful
and he spent most of his time
singing to his wife and chidren.
One day somebody who saw him
strutting up and down in his yard
and singing remarked, "There is
a very proper gander." An old hen
overheard this and told her hus-
band about it that night in the
roost. "They said something about
propaganda," she said. "I have al-
ways suspected that," said the
rooster, and he went around the
barnyard next day telling every-
body that the fine gander was a
dangerous bird, more than likely a
hawk in gander's clothing.
A small brown hen remembered
a time when at a great distance
she had seen the gander talking
with some hawks in the forest.
"They were up to no good," she
said. A duck remembered that the
gander had once told him he did
not believe in anything. "He said
to hell with the flag, too." said the
duck. A guinea hen recalled that
she had once seen somebody who
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