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VOL. LXIII, No. 38 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1952
THIS I BELIEVE:
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EDITOR'S NOTE: In conjunction with the current lecture series, "This
I believe," The Daily is presenting statements of belief of prominent mem-
bers of the University community.
Today's writer, Robert J. Wolff, is chairman of the Ann Arbor Bah'ai'
Thesecond "This I Believe" lecture will be given on the subject "Ethical
Problems of Public Life" by Hunter College president George N. Shuster at
8:30 p.m. today in Rackham Lecture Hall.
By ROBERT J. WOLFF
Graduate Student in Social Psychology
I believe that there is a God, and that there is but one God, by
whatever name we know Him.
I believe that it is impossible for man, being mortal and limited, to
imagine or even conceptualize God, Who is absolute and infinite. We
can know (of) God, but not understand Him.
And yet 'through the ages there have been men who had a
perfect connection with the Creator. Men who "conversed with
God." Men who exerted an immeasurable influence on their
contemporaries through the examples of their lives, and on later
generations through the wisdom and inspiration of the Holy Books
they left. In the many years of history these Men were few, but
as Toynbee points out, the religions They founded were the corner-
stones of a progressing civilization. And looking back They seem
to form a strong chain of Messengers, each giving a Message that
reiterates the previous one and re-states its truths, building fur-
ther on the structure of moral laws that forms the skeleton of hu-
man society. And there is no reason to assume that this chain
has ended at any time, It stretches into the future as it extends
into the past.
What these Men taught was essentially the same, although ex-
pressed in different tongues at different stages of man's understand-
ing. They gave mankind a deepening understanding of man's rela-
tionship to God. Guiding man's quest for the absolute they pointed
to the pitfalls, the dead-end streets-and stressed that knowledge of
God can only come from seeking, supplicating and meditating.
And They gave mankind a continuously expanding insight
into man's relationship to man, and a "prescription for living."
And, perhaps even more important, They give man the inspiration
-a faith based on experience as well as "belief"-to live according
to Their teachings. The rules of conduct They propagated are not
only expedient and workable, they are basic to the very nature of
man and his place among men; and they are truly universal
because man's relationship to man Is one aspect of man's relation-
ship to God.
These Messengers also give man a glimps of his destiny: "Man has
been created for an ever advancing civilization." Every created thing
has in it a potential for development and growth. Man has made a
remarkable development in the way he has learned to adapt his
environment to his needs, but man cannot progress (or even exist)
alone. Civilization is but the expression of our concerted and inter-
dependent mental and spiritual development. The many barriers that
we have erected between man and man prevent us from realizing our
innate potentialities. The destiny of man, in the immediate future,
cannot be but the unification of the human race. I do not believe that
man has been created to extinguish himself by turning his powers over
his environment against himself. On the contrary I believe that man
has been admonished over and over again to exert all his efforts for
the supreme task of uniting, because only then will we have time to
devote to progress rather than to wars and preparations for war.
Since I believe this to be man's destiny, and I believe it is a
Divine destiny, revealed by God through His Messengers, my role in
this has to be: to promote the oneness of mankind, in whatever small
way that may be. This means breaking down the barriers that exist:
national, racial, religious prejudices; misunderstanding; hatred. And
this means to actively promote concord and the brotherhood of man.
And in this way to worship God, Who created me to know Him and
to worship Him.
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Large State, City
Weather Good Throughout Nation
As Record 55 Million Predicted
By The Associated Press
A record 55 million voters, who should be the best info'med in
American political history, decide today whether Dwight D. Eisen-
hower or Adlai E. Stevenson deserves one of the world's biggest jobs:
President of the United States.
On the local scene 18,000 Ann Arbor voters are expected to turn
out at the polls to vote for their favored candidates and voice attitudes
on the proposed building of a $3,250,000 courthouse and the increas-
'ing of property taxes on all county
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By the Associated Press
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
pledged last night in Boston in the
final hours of his campaign that
as president he would dedicate
himself to "one supreme cause-
the winning of world peace."
And the fight, said the Republi-
can nominee, is against "the men-
ace of Godless communism."
IN AN ELECTION eve address
televised and broadcast nationally
from Boston Garden Auditorium,
Eisenhower called peace "the dear-
est treasure in the sight of free
men,' and added:
"I have learned this the stern
way: from the sight of war."
Eisenhower's address came aft-
er a warm welcome to Boston on
his arrival yesterday morning.
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DURING the day, Eisenhower
toured the city and received an
enthusiastic greeting from a crowd
which police estimated at 100,000
In his Garden speech, Eisen-
hower said the traditional way
to wind up a campaign was to
talk in "the lusty language of a
He added that he was not going
to do that because: "I face this oc-
casion -this moment - with the
conviction that this is not just an-
other election, not just another
clash of political personalities or
Talking of peace, Eisenhower
declared: "Because I have learned
that peace is the dearest treasure
of free men, I have dedicated my-
self to one supreme cause: to strivej
to keep war from ever again
wounding the bodies and scarring
the spirit of America's youth."
Meanwhile, one American youth,
former University student and
past Student Legislature president
Leonard Wilcox was interviewed
at a University of Pennsylvania
student rally last night. Ques-
tioned about his political views,
Wilcox declared that he will vote
With the noisy blasts of a hectic political campaign ring-
ing in his ears, the American voter today retires to the
peaceful seclusion of the polling place. Whether he marks
his ballot by pencil or pulls the lever of a machine, his deci-
sions will shape the destinies of people, not only in his own
land, but in every corner of the globe.
As America has attained the burden of world respon-
sibility, the duty of her voters has become increasingly signifi-
cant. The power inherent in each vote is indeed an awesome
factor and there are those, both at home and abroad who
would prefer to see it diminished.
As power is only as strong as the base from which it is
derived, it is imperative that every voter take that short trip
to his own voting booth today and lend his support to the
ideals that have shaped America.
We sincerely urge every qualified voter who reads these
pages to exercise his franchise by going today and carefully
and thoughtfully marking his ballot.
The Senior Editors: Crawford Young, Cal Samra,
Zander Hollander, Sid Klaus, Harland Britz,
and Donna Hendleman.
Army Asks for 48,000 Men
By the Associated Press
Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson told the
nation's voters last night he has
kept faith with himself during the
presidential campaign and awaits
their verdict today "in good tem-
per and sober contentment."
The Democratic nominee placed
his White House bid in the hands
of the voters with a final appeal
in a nation-wide television and
STEVENSON said that he wants
to win and believes that Demo-
cratic party should be continued in
office because "it is the party of
no one, because it is the party of
He asserted that he did not
believe "the economic well-be-
ing" of America could be safely
entrusted to the Republican
party-" the party of fear, in-
action, boom and bust."
However, because his television-
radio time ran out, he was not
able to deliver this statement and
another portion of his talk..
A PART of his message not car-
ried on the radio-television hook-
up was a plea to the American
people to dedicate themselves to
a belief and trust in themselves
"on which the greatness of our
country rests." . -
Because "time cut short his
speech, his audience did not hear
the closing paragraph of his pre-
pared text, which said:
"If your decision is Gen. Eisen-
hower, I shall ask everyone who
voted for me to accept the verdict
with traditional American sports-
manship. If you select me, I shall
ask the same of the Republicans,
and I shall ask our Lord to make
me an instrument of his peace."
Meanwhile in Kansas City,
President Truman said last night
that today's voting may decide
whether this country's civil lib-j
erties fall before "a wave of smear1
and fear" and whether the coun-
try itself moves into "a third world;
OK'd by City
By ERIC VETTER
A major hurdle in University
expansion was cleared last night
when the City Council formally
voted to annex the new North
The Council action apparently
removes the last major obstacle
before annexation is complete.
Final approval now rests with the
three-member Ann Arbor Town-
ship Board, which is slated to meet
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BOARD ACTION is expected on
the issue although it is not certain
they will give their approval. If
they fail to do- so it may be a
month before further action is
taken as the next Board meeting
is slated for December.
Two months of delay preceed-
ed the Council approval last
night. During this time all
phases of the issue were aired in
Council meeting or in reports
submitted by various city de-
partments affected by the an-
City annexation means the ex-
tension of police and fire protec-
tion to the area as well as service
provided by the various city de-
partments. Under plans worked
out with the city, most of the cost
of these services will be met
through University funds.
Later the City Water Depart-
ment was authorized to begin con-
struction on sewers in the North
Campus area as soon as possible.
Construction, if weather permits,
is expected to start after the
Township Board approves the an-
University vice-president Wil-
bur K. Pierpont expressed pleas-
ure over the Council action and
said University plans for further
development on the new campus
would wait until the Township
Board makes their decision.
The Interfraternity Council
House Presidents' Assembly will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today at the
Acacia house, 1923 Geddes Ave.
To Be Given
George N. Shuster, president of
New York's Hunter College, will
give the secofid in a series of "This
I Believe" lectures on the subject
"Ethical Problems of Public Life"
at 8:30 p.m. today in Rackham
The series is sponsored by the
Student Religious Association.
Formerly a member of the state
k department, Shuster has served
as a delegate to UNESCO and re-
cently completed service as land
commissioner for Bavaria.
He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of the National Council
of Christians and Jews, and past
president of the World Student.
A reception will be held follow-
ing the lecture at Lane Hall.
SGad, Garg Gets
WASHINGTON - (P) - The
Army yesterday asked for 48,000
Its draft call was for January-
Quad Stations Plan
In its initial network broadcast
the radio stations of the East, West
and South Quads will combine fa-
cilities to bring to the campus local
and national election returns be-
ginning at 10:45 p.m. today.
This marks the first time in
Quad history that WEQN, WQRS,
and KVSQ have broadcast over
the same hook-up. The new radio
network is under the auspices of
the Inter-House Council.
bringing to 1,202,430 the number
of men drafted or marked for in-.
duction since selective service was
resumed in September, 1950.
The January call is the highest
since last January, when 59,650
men were inductea.
Other draft statistics: the
monthly average for 29 months-
41,460; peak calls-80,000 in Jan-
uary, February and March, 1951;,
June, 1952, call-10,000.
iThe recent draft calls have been
for the Army. The Marine Corps
discontinued drafting men last
spring, after taking in 81,430.
The Navy and Air Force, like
the Marine Corps now, depend on
voluntary enlistments to maintain
LOCALLY and otherwise, the
weather forecast is generally good.
This makes it almost certain that
the national turnout will break
the old record of 49,829,000 votes
in the 1940 Roosevelt-Wilkie con-
test. Some predictions have run
as high as 60 million.
In addition to naming a pres-
ident and vice-president, the
voters will elect 432 members of
the House of Representatives, 34
Senators and 29 State governors.
Nine presidential tickets are on
the ballot for voters decisions to-
day. The two major tickets-Demo-
cratic and Republican-are listed
in all 48 states.
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IN MICHIGAN a record turnout
of 2,500,000 voters is expected to
choose either Republican Fred M.
Alger, Jr. or Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
Chart your own election re-
turns on The Daily's scoresheet,
liams, Democrat, for governor of
the state. GOP Representative
Charles E. Potter, and Democratic
incumbent Blair Moody will be
fighting it out for senator.
George Meader, on the Repub-
lican slate, is opposing Demo-
crat John P. Dawson, for a seat
in congress from the second
Congressional district. Ann Ar-
bor voters will also be asked to
vote for eight county officers.
Two state legislature reappor-
tionment proposals are also on the
In the first election returns re-
ported, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow-
er carried the little town of Sharon,
N. H. The vote was 32 for Ike and
13 for Stevenson.
At SL Dance
A late-hour but entirely welcome
sale of 800 tickets Saturday night
made the difference again this
year between big profits or dismal
loss for the Student Legislature's
fall dance "Autumn Nocturne."
Preliminary estimates by treas-
urer Bob Neary, '54, place profits
at a whopping $2000 to $2200, a
figure considerably higher than
the $1750 profit forecast in SL's
budget for the year.
Last year a similar photo
finish added up a $1250 profit
after legislators sold 600 ducats
at the door.
The fall dance makes or breaks
SL for the year as far as finances
go since it accounts for a third or
more of the revenues. But pessi-
mism pervaded meetings early last
week, for as dance night ap-
proached only a few hundred tick-
ets were sold in advance.
Petitions will be accepted for the
student road show committee, a
new organization of the Union
Opera, Mike Scherer, 54, an-
'Ensian senior proofs will still
be accepted from noon to 5:30
p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to-
day through Thursday at the
Student Publications Bldg.
After Thursday 'Ensian re-
serves the right to choose which
proofs will appear in the year-
NATIONAL POLLS GIVE EDGE TO EISENHOWER:
University Experts Forecast Stevenson Victory Today
By HARRY LUNN
With nearly every expert in the country straddling the electoral
fence by reporting a highly tenuous Eisenhower lead as of last night,
a Daily survey of key University faculty members and research work-
ers revealed a seven to three forecast for Stevenson.
Selected for their knowledge of the national political scene the
experts were promised anonimity in return for, their opinions on
national trends and the situation in key states. Of the 12 men polled,
10 committed themselves, one "could not say" and one did not return
All1P TE ffi oun * j* rs--Gallum Rouen Crossle
THE NEW YORK TIMES yesterday presented a comprehensive
summary compiled from reports made up by staff members all over
Commenting that the "safe" sections of the nation are sparse,
the Times noted that Eisenhower seems sure of 11 states with 73
electoral votes while Stevenson holds a similar bloc of 10 states
with 100 votes.
However, when the areas where the two candidates appear to be
holding some lead are thrown in, Ike has control of 256 electoral
counts with Stevenson holding 165, according to the Times. It re-
quires 266 to win.
These figures still leave a balance of 110 votes distributed among
Potter the winner over incumbent Blair Moody by a six to four vote
with one undecided.
The Princeton survey finds Michigan favoring Eisenhower by a
51 per cent to 49 per cent vote as of Saturday. Ike's lead here was
also confirmed by the New York Times.
FOLLOWING is a condensed report on how the pollsters rate
other key states:
NEW YORK-University men say Stevenson, New York Times
finds Ike ahead, while Gallup sees even vote.
ILLINOIS-Ten to one for Adlai according to local experts, with
Times survey finding similar trend.
CALIFORNIA-Six to four Stevenson say University men with