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1933 NWT..'- wOEAO? 1934
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The Church
And War..
SINCE THE HECTIC war days of
1914-1918, American clergyinen
have made an abrupt reversal of their attitudes to-
wards their country and war. During that period
of chaos, the majority of the ministers of the gos-
pel were extolling the glories of war to the mem-
bers of their congregations.
'Men were prevailed upon to die for their God,
country and democracy, and thus, a powerful relig-
ious appeal was utilized in the inteests of mob-
Ts e present-day viewpoint of the ministry is
crystallized perhaps in a seminar statement made
recently by Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor of
Riverside Baptist church (the "Flockerfeller
church") of New York City. He said in part:
"General Shernian came nearer the truth than
these war glorifiers when he said, 'war is hell'-"
"The noblest qualities of human life, which
could make earth a heaven, make it, in war, a hell.
"Men cannot have Christ and war at the same
time. I 'renounce war!
"I renounce it because of what it does to our
men. I've seen it. I stimulated raiding parties
to their murderous tasks. Do you see why I want
to make it personal?
"I lied to the Unknown Soldier about a possible
good consequence of the war. There are times when
I don't want to believe in immortality - the times
that I want to think that the Unknown Soldier
never can realize how fruitless was his effort. The
support I have given to war is a deep condemna-
tion upon mry soul.
"I renounce it, and never again will I be in an-
other war."
Obviously, this man feels that he has been guilty
of a great personal wrong. As a chaplain in France,
he knew war in its gruesome reality. In reproaching
himself for counselling and exhorting soldiers be-
fore they went "over the top on their murderous
and suicidal tasks," Dr. Fosdick is very probably ex-
pressing the inner sentiments of some of his less
courageous brethren. Certainly the ministry will
never be able to efface entirely the blotch -of
disrepute from its records.
Normally, most of these men of the gospel are
ardentfy opposed to war. Whether or not they are
guilty of uncritical subservience to government
propaganda is incidental. The fact remains, how-
ever, that the pulpit was used extensively as a point
of dissemination for arousing a combative spirit.
It seems incredible that the religious which pro-
fesses love for all humanity, irrespective of race
or creed, should be one of the loudest advocates
in favor of that humanity's destruction.
Defenders of the church's program point to the
government, the press, and the school as incom-
parable artists of propaganda. While it is true that
these sources of flagrant misrepresentation and
misconception sought to imbue the public mind
with 4 distorted standard of values, it is also
true that such conduct is to be expected of them.
Their aims, certainly, were no more justifiable
than those of the church, but the latter represents
an ideal of righteous and moral good inextricably

associated with the name of the Divine. To have a
minister urge the male members of his congrega-
tion to "sacrifice" themselves for some patriotic
and mythical ideal is to breed contempt for an in-
stitution which teaches that "thou shalt not kill."
Churches which are fighting against disintegra-
tion and waves of materialism can trace at least a
part of their trou'bles to their distinctly anti-social
position during war-time. Since the admirable
ideals of Christianity and the grim trade of the war
lord, Mars, can never be wholly reconciled, the
existing contradictions will become increasingly ap-
parent to the American people as the aftermath of
the World War fades before the approach of an-
other world struggle,
With another war imminent, the one saving

sarily be presented. It might be pointed out thatc
"our side and the wrong side" is seldom if ever
a true picture of the situation. The church must be
ready to meet crises in national affairs with a littlec
more reason and a little less emotion.a
Screen Reflections1
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
rood: two starsmgood; one star gust another picture;
no stars keep away from it.
Nickey Nelson .............. Jack Oakie
Joe Davis ....................Ben Bernie
Lily Raquel .............. Dorothy Dell
Jackie .................... Arline Judge
The Countess .......... Alison Skipworth
Sailor Burke ............. Roscoe Karns
Larry Hale ............William Frawley
Axel Hanrattay .............. Lew Cody
For lively, clean, witty fun and musical rendi-
tions par excellence, Paramount's musical comedy
"Shoot the Works" has few equals and fewer bet-
ters. Adopted from the Broadway play "The Great
Magoo" by Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler, Director
Wessley Ruggles has combined a good cast and a
top-rate orchestra into a highly entertaining cin-
The plot revolves around the efforts of a group of
42nd Street side-show people to gain a bit of fame
and fortune. The Nickey Nelson Enterprises consist
of a dazed flagpole sitter, Sailor Burke, and a
slightly-used, stuffed sea monster. When the gods
that take care of show people turn from them, the
troupe breaks up, and Joe Davis accepts a job for
his band to play in a Chinese cafe, with Lily
Raquel as vocalist.
But Lily is in love with Nickey and sticks with
him in his earnest, but stupid ideas for a bigger and
better Enterprise Company. Finally Davis, Lily, and
the band land a radio job and she breaks with
Nickey. Then she takes up with a radio executive,
with Nickey always in the back of her mind.
Only the Countess has stuck by Nickey - now in
a flea circus in the Bronx. By a convenient coin-
cidence, Nickey visits Joe's club, finds Lily engaged
to the executive, and then does some rash things
that are funny to the audience but serious to
Nickey. Finally Nickey is given a break by Joe and
the eggs are all sunny-side-up.
Jack Orakie furnishes most of the comic inter-
ludes. He is much better here than in his serious
role in "Murder At The Vanities," while Arline
Judge, as the pretty little thing, and Alison Skip-
worth, as the Countess, are superbly cast.
Dorothy Dell's wonderful work is an appropriate
tribute to an appealing actress, made somewhat
tragic by her recent untimely death. Lew Cody,
now also deceased, is very well cast.
Ben Bernie and the "lads" dominate much of the
show, doing the now popular numbers "With My
Eyes Wide Open," "Take A Lesson From the Lark,"
"A Bowl of Chop-Suey and You-ey," "Do I Love
You" and others. His unaffected "Yowsah" and
"Youse guys and youse gals" and his natural appeal
give the picture a final polish that makes it gen-
uine entertainment. -D.R.B.
row. ,

our efforts to recommend to our client the topics
in which Americans were interested.
In view of Mr. Lee's known interest and activity
on behalf of peace, spreading. over many years, it is
a little ridiculous to link him with any activity that
would lead to war.
Very truly yours,
T. J. Ross. c
Ivy Lee and T. J. Ross i
Fifteen Broad StreetC
New York, N.Y.
- Continued1
To The Editor:
As a substitute for the present system of privater
ownership, the New Way would introduce a system
of government-owned industry. This raises two
rather thorny problems. First, has our experience
shown that enterprises undertaken by elected of-z
ficials has been particularly successful? And, sec-
ondly, if governmental inefficiency might be par-1
tially solved by persuading capable men to run for
office, have we enough confidence in the political
acumen of the electorate to suppose they will elect
them? Of course, it is not unthinkable that such
questions might be someday answered in the af-
firmative, but is it true today?
It can hardly be disputed that society does owe
to everyone the chance to make a living, yet the
New Way's interpretation of this obligation ap-
pears rather free. To give a person a chance implies
fitting him with the means, or tools, to do some-
thing, such as providing him with as full an edu-
cation as he can assimilate, and offering him, at
the start, an opportunity to work. But why then
remove the necessity'of his making good use of
these tools by guaranteeing him his employment
and providing for his security whether he deserves
it or not? There seems to be a rather great differ-
ence between giving someone a chance for living,
and giving him that living itself. Can it possibly
be assumed by the New Way that the worker will
turn in as good a performance when he is sub-
sidized as when his own future is at stake?
And if we suppose, as we certainly may, that
under the proposed scheme there will be many
who fall far short of paying. their way, by whom
is the deficiency to be made up? By the govern-
ment from profits accumulated by a "capitalistic"
procedure from the operations of industry, or by
taxing the rest of the people? And in the latter
event, is it likely that the more thrifty element
will submit willingly to donating from their in-
come for the support of their slothful brethren?
The fact that they would probably not hardly im-
plies a lack of charity, for on countless occasions,
Americans have contributed to those who cannot
help themselves; but will they contribute to those
who will not?
With the aims of the New Way concerning the
abolition of war, we indeed agree, yet we are
curious about the kind of reforms "which touch
people in their lives, not in their habits." Is there
a difference, or are we just unusually dull?
In summary, the New Way appears to be based.
on a double-headed program: (1) the prevention
of accumulation of profits, and (2) the substitution
of a socialistic regime and program for the present
system. As to the first point, we endeavored to
show yesterday that accumulation seems to be the
indispensable prerequisite to stability, in the short
run, and to progress in the long run. As to Social-
ism, we have raised certain questions as to its prac-
ticality, and expressed some doubts as to the effect
of its subsidizing programs for guaranteed em-
ployment and security.
In disagreeing in these respects with the New
Way, however, we would in no wise be under-
stood to be blissfully content with all aspects of the
existing state of affairs. And it is only fair, after
the foregoing blasts, to lay a few of our own ideas
in the open.
As was suggested yesterday, the chief bone of
contention seemed to be excess profits; possibly
the attacks of the New Way were simply aimed
against those accumulations above and beyond
those which we have maintained necessary for
stability and progress. If this latter be the case,
rather than condemn all profits and risk the evils
of a bureaucracy, why not increase either income
or inheritance taxes, or both, so that accumu-
lation beyond the requirements mentioned above
might be discouraged? Taxes so collected might be
applied toward increasing educational facilities,
setting up mutual insurance companies, or found-
ing other agencies which would help the sincere
worker help himself.

Reforming is indeed a romantic pursuit, and it is
heartily agreed that the inequalities of modern
society present a worthy object for our endeavors.
But we wonder whether the impulse for the better
must not come from the intelligence and idealism
of the individual rather than the dictates of a
superimposed, artificial "system"?
-R. C. Overton.

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all tiembers of the
University. Copy received at the Summer Session office until 3:30; 11:30



Francis D. Curtis, Professor of Sec-
ondary Education and of the Teach-
ng of Science, will speak at the Edu-
cation Conference Monday, July 30,
at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1022, University
High School. His subject will be "Ad-
vantages and Shortcomings of the
Unit Plan of Teaching."
The Men's Education Club will meet
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Michigan
The Women's Educa,ion Club will
meet Monday evening, July 30, at
7:15 p.m. in the Alumnae Room of the
Michigan League. Dr. Eich will be the
Second Community Sing will be
held tonight at 7:00 p.m. on the Uni-
versity of Michigan Library steps.
This sing will be 'sponsored by the
Civic Recreation Committee. The
program is' as follows: Hymns - ac-
companiment by Brass Quartette
from the Ann Arbor Community
Band; Special Music - Harp Solos,
Miss Ruth Pfohl, Harpist and In-
structor in the School of Music; Vocal
Solos -Mr. Mark W. Bills, Baritone,
of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Dr. Harry N. Holmes of New York,
Field Secretary for the World Alli-
ance for International Friendship
Through the Churches, and national-
ly known speaker, will preach at
10:45 at the First Methodist Episco-
pal' Church, State and Washington
streets, on "The Secret of Unfaltering
University Bureau of Appointments
& Occupational Information: The
Bureau has received announcements
of the following Civil Service Exam-
United States Civil Service: Com-
munity workers in Indian Service,
$1,620 to $3,800.
Meteorologists, Weather Bureau
$2,600 to $3,800.
Detroit Civil Service Commission:
Elevator Inspector, $2,640; Hospita
Superintendent, $6,500. Residence in
Detroit required).
Announcements are on file at the
office, 201 Mason Hall.
Graduate School: All Graduate
School students who expect to com-
plete their work for a degree at the
close of the present summer session
should call at the office of the Gradu-
ate School, 1014 Angell Hall, to check
their records and to secure the proper
blank to be used in paying the diplo-
ma fee. The fee should be paid
not later than Saturday,dAugust 4.
G. Carl Huber
Michigan Dames: There will be a
pichic followed by a marshmallow
roast for Michigan Dames and their

husbands and families on Monday,
July 30, at the Island. General get-
together will be at 5:30 p.m. at the
Island. Please bring sandwiches and
beverage for your own family and
one main dish, either salad, hot vege-
table or dessert, to contribute to the
general pot-luck. If you have no
means of transportation, be at the
North U entrance to the Michigan
League between 5:00 and 5:30 and
there will be cars to take you to the
Island. For any other information,
call Mrs. Pettengill, 5745. All mar-
ried students, and married internes
at the University Hospital, and their
families are cordially invited.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Services of worship today are: 8:00
a.m. Holy Communion; 11:00 a.m.
Kindergarten; 11:00 a.m. Morning
Prayer and Sermon by the Reverend
Henry Lewis, "The Problem of How
to Face Death."
Stalker Hall: Today at 9:30-Semi-
nar on Applied Christianity.
Today at 3:30 p.m.-The Inter-
national Student Forum. Dr. Francis
Onderdonk will leada discussion on
"The Import of Recent Events in
Austria." All welcome.
Today at 6:00 - Supper and Social
Today at 6:30 -Devotional Serv-
ice incorporating a talk and forum
on "The Function of Religion in An
Age of Power As Seen By An Indus-
trial Worker." Speaker will be Ben-
jamin Ramsdell, Metallurgist at Hoo-
ver Steel Ball Co. All welcome.
Presbyterian Student Appointments
10:45 Morning Worship. Theme,
"Religion and a Sound Mind." Dr.
Norman E. Richardson.
6:00 Social Hour and Supper at the
Church House. Methodists invited.
6:30 United meeting with the Meth-
odists. "Religion in an Age of Pow-
er," as seen by an Industrial Worker.
Mr. B. J. Ramsdel.
1 First Baptist Church, Sunday, 10:00
Student Group meets in west alcove
of Church auditorium, Mr. Chapman,
10:45 Mr. Sayles will preach on
"The Higher Habits."
7:30 Student group meets for dis-
cussion in church parlors.
Congregational Church: At 10:45,
the minister, Rev. Allison Ray Heaps,

Speech Students: Francis Comp-
ton, guest director of the Michigan
Repertory Players, will act several of
his famous roles from Shakespeare
at the student-faculty luncheon of
the Department of Speech and Gen-
eral Linguistics to be held at the
Michigan Union Tuesday, July 31, at
12:10 p.m.
Faculty Concert Series: The fifth
concert of the summer session will be
given Tuesday evening, July 31, in
Hill Auditorium, at 8:30 o'clock. Was-
sily Besekirsky, violinist; Palmer
Christian, organist; Joseph Brinkman
and Dalies Frantz, pianists, will par-
ticipate in an interesting program to
which the general public is cordially
invited to attend. Turina, El Poema
de una Sanluquena, for violin and
piano - Ante el espejo - La cancion
del lunar - Alucinaciones - Profes-
sors Besekirsky and Brinkman: Liszt,
Sonata in B minor - Lento Assai -
Allegro Energico - Andante Sostenu-
to - Allegro Energico (to be played
without pause) Dalies Frantz: Sow-
erby, Passacaglia (Symphony in G);
Ibbotson, Through the Mist (MS) ;
DeLamarter, Suite: "A Chinese Gar-
den" (MS); Sinding-Christian, Nor-
wegian Rhapsody; Palmer Christian.
Charles A. Sink
Michigan Repertory Players: "Dou-
ble Door," the recent Broadway suc-
cess, will be presented this week at
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre. The
play will open on Wednesday night
and continue through Saturday. Res-
ervations may be made by calling
Unitarian Church: On Sunday,
July 29th, at 10:45 a.m., Rev. Walton
E. Cole, of Toledo, will speak on, "Our
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oan "Teir Music
,g ..Admission 400 at hnio1110an'"
Mlst BeautulSummer Ballroom

will speak on "How Shall We Think
of God?", being the third address in
the summer series on "Religion and
Life." Professor Arthur Hackett of
the School of Music will be the solo-
ist with James Pfohl at the organ.


Portage Lake 14 miles from town

T-Bone Steak
'The Taver~n

Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued as expres ing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 500' words if possible.
To The Editor:
One of your readers has sent us a copy of the
editorial "Ivy Lee - Propagandist," -appearing in
your issue of July 13th. Since Mr. Lee's testimony
before the McCormack Committee gave a very
clear explanation of the nature of our work on
behalf of the I. G. Farbenindustrie, we have not
issued any further statement; but your editorial
is so complete a mis-interpretation of that work,
that I am writing you this brief letter for clarifica-
You are apparently under the impression that
our work for the I. G. Farbenindustrie was to "jus-
tify and popularize the building up of Germany's
army and navy to the citizens of other nations"
with the idea of developing a market for the man-
ufacture of munitions. Nothing could be further
from the truth. The function of our work was to
advise our client on the general question of pro-
moting a better understanding between the United
States and Germany. As to the nature of this ad-
vice, I quote from Mr. Lee's testimony before the
McCormack Committee as follows:
"In the first place I have told them (the I.G.
Farbenindustrie) that they could never in the
world get the American people reconciled to
their treatment of the Jews; that that was just
foreign to the American mentality and could
never be justified in the American opinion,
and there was no use trying.
"In the second place, anything that savored
of Nazi propaganda in this country was a mis-
take and ought not to be undertaken. Our
people regard it as meddling with American
affairs; and it was bad business.
"That the only way really to get Germany
understood with any accuracy - and it might
not even then be in a manner that would se-
cure American sympathy, but would at least
be productive of accuracy - would be if they
would establish closer relationships, more au-
thoritative relationships with the American
press correspondents located in Germany; and
that in addition to that, they should see to it
that the authoritative utterances of responsible
Germans interpreting German policy should
be given the widest possible publicity in Ger-
many with the American correspondents, and
in case of very significant documents, that
they should distribute them in this country,
from Germany, always over an authoritative
statement as to where it came from."
In this connection we informed our client that
one of the topics which Americans frequently
discussed and in connection with which they want-

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Off The Record
F EUGENE VIDAL had been a shoemaker his
children, contrary to the old saw, would have
had shoes.
He heads the aviation division of the depart-
ment of commerce and he flies his own plane.
Mrs. Vidal even knows the sound of his plane
in the air. She is summering about a hundred miles
from Washington. When Vidal goes to visit he
circles his plane over their cottage, and then heads
for the airport.
By the time he has his plane parked, and his
goggles off, Mrs. Vidal is driving up in her car in
answer to his air signal.
The summer heat brought an unprecedented
problem to one Washington hotel.
One of its guests is a famous French nobleman.
One night he gave up battling the heat in his
expensive apartment, slipped a bathrobe over his
gray, silk pajamas and went down to the lobby
where he curled up on a soft and went to sleep.
"Well you see," explained the desk clerk to the
late-comers-home who protested the informality,

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