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FDR and WIII e?
THE BIG QUESTION MARK in the coming
Democratic convention is the man who/will
fill the second place on the ticket. Party leaders
are casting around for the answer but as yet
there is no man unanimously agreed upon.
Henry Wallace did not receive the expected
endorsement by President Roosevelt at the
time of the White House conference this
week and thus organized campaigns for other
potential candidates are coming up. Names
that have been mentioned recently are John
Winant, ambassador to Great Britain and
former GOP governor of New Hampshire, and
former Senator Sherman Minton of Indiana.
Other possibilities that have received notice
lately are Senators Alben Barkley of Ken-
tucky and Harry Truman of Missouri, Su-
preme Court Justice William Douglas, Speak-
er Sam Rayburn of Texas and Governor Rob-
ert Kerr of Oklahoma.
An unexpected and totally new idea that has
been gaining favor on the backstage of the
political scene is to have Wendell L. Willkie
named for the position in question. A ,column
by Drew Pearson listed reasons for such a
move on the basis of a wartime non-partisan
ticket and the fact that Willkie could pull many
voters away from the independent and Repub-
lican camps. Many remember the 22 million
vote in 1940 that was the largest ever cast for a
A NOTHER bright outlook for Willkie comes
by way of the southern Democrats. Some-
thing that Wallace definitely doesn't have is
their favor or backing, while the other Mr. W.
has the approval of many leaders in the sec-
It may happen that Willkie will not choose
to become affiliated with either party and
carry on an "educational" campaign on his
own views or, as Loeb in The New Republic .
suggests, take the leadership in organizing
the independent votes for the election to Con-
gress of progressive candidates, regardless of
But he could no doubt play a much more
active role by accepting the vice-presidency in
his former party. It would certainly follow
the old maxim that politics makes queer bed-
GOVERNOR THOMAS DEWEY claimed
Thursday that the executive branch of the
governm'ent is "above the people" and pledged
his efforts to "bring the people closer to the
practice of self-government."
When such statements are made it is well
to examine them and to see if there is any
truth behind them. The question which arises
is whether or not the present administration
has been working for the interests of the
When we examine the record of the Roosevelt
Administration during the past 12 years, we find
that it has done more for the people than any
In the field of labor, great advances have
been made. Labor can strike without fear
that the power of the government will be used
to break up their strikes. Collective bargain-
ing was recognized for the first time during
Legislation has been passed to assure the
farmer an adequate income. Social security
Ready to Take It Through
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
Cooperate or .Perish
The People's War ...
IT WOULD ordinarily be amusing
to read the pseudo-erudite ravings
of a Bernard Rosenberg or the infan-
tile protestations of Perry Logan.
But there is a war going on .
I feel sincerely sorry for Mr.
Rosenberg that Oton Zupanchich
the famous Yugoslav poet must
fight the Nazis to the neglect of
his beautiful lyric poetry. Or that,
unfortunately Raphael Alberti is
busy organizing the underground
in Spain. Too bad the Japs killed
No wonder is it then that Mr.
Rosenberg cannot find literature to
match the nature of this people's
war-he doesn't know that it is a
people's war: He's confused-on the
one hand he looks for art arising
from the struggle, on the other he's
half convinced art is for art's sake.
What an elastic mentality! This
is a war involving for the first time
the masses of people fighting for
themselves. In France, Yugoslavia,
Denmark, Italy, the people are free-
ing themselves. We must recognize
that we are seeing the future before
our very eyes.
So childish an editorial protest
"please don't hiss Dewey," has no
place in a responsible newspaper
today. Any protest against Dewey
is valid. We must not be fooled-
he represents the dangerous isola-
tionist clique of Hoover, Vanden-
berg and "Peace Now" Taft . . .
.. Finally, if there is no difference
in Logan's mind between killing fas-
cists and killing non-fascists, he
should confine himself to serious
thought on the question and refrain
from public display of his confusion.
The Daily could do a great service
to its readers-let the defeatists,
cynics and the uninformed find an-
other place to do Hitler's job. Let
your readers have more material a la
Samuel Grafton and Win-the-War.
-William A. Rosenthal.
SUNDAY, JULY 16 1944
VOL. LIV No. 10-S
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Golf and Tennis Tournaments:
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By SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK, July 15-A number of French
exiles whose sympathies had been more or
less Petainist (not to use a dirtier word) turned
up at the party for General de Gaulle in New
York's Waldorf-Astoria. These Frenchmen
walked about, wearing big, property smiles, look-
ing a trifle foolish. They seemed afflicted with
nervous giggles. Some of them showed a ten-
dency to jump at sudden noises.
But they were there. It is not strange.
Everywhere, men are coming together.
Sweet Cakes and Cool Air
One or two of the guests, who have been anti-
Vichy from the start, broke into loud, nay
uncontrollable, laughter, as they watched these
prodigals come home to France, through the
49th Street entrance of the big hotel. They
came in so meekly, carrying their invitations in
their damp little paws. Almost all of France,
at least almost all of that France which is to be
found in New York City, ate sweet cakes together;
harmony and air-conditioning reigned equably
over all. And a chapter ended.
Perhaps they knew it was death to stay away;
not physical death, but an uncomfortable moral
and political death; death by shrinkage, death
by smotheration under the clouds of oblivion.
They Have Watched Peter
They may have watched, this month, and seen
King Peter of Yugoslavia come back from the
living dead, by consenting to a government large
enough to embrace Marshal Tito. It is an odd
thing that Peter has not become smaller by
yielding to Tito. He has become bigger. He now
shares in the general bigness of what is going
on in Yugoslavia, instead of revelling in that
exquisitely private smallness which was his
until this month.
Everywhere, men are coming together, not
because they want to come together, espe-
cially, but because they want to live, and be-
cause coming together is an inescapable con-
dition for survival on what remains of this
people. As a representative of the Republican
party and thus of big business, Dewey will have
to step carefully and speak more guardedly.
The one gap is China, which is divided
between the Kuomintang and its followers,
and the Communists and their follo.wers.
And China is the only front in the world on
which the Allies are retreating. This is
almost too neat an example of cause and
effect. It is terribly pat. Pat or not pat,
there is a relationship between China's in-
ternal disunity, and its recent failures on the
battlefield. History isn't being subtle in China.
It is not trying for an artistic effect. It is
hitting us on the head with the truth, as
with an inflated beef bladder.
Everywhere, men are either coming together,
and going forward, or remaining apart, and
going backward. In the whole big world, no-
body is standing still. Join or perish, says our
predicament. Choose, friend! Peter takes Tito's
hand, and round little men come in and at the
49th Street entrance of the Waldorf, to be
received by the tall, sad, tired general.
Which is Narrower, Which Broader?
It is impossible to believe that our own
country is exempt from this common predica-
ment of mankind. Suddenly one feels there is
a new test to be applied to the coming elec-
tion: Which party, which candidate (now that
both of them are proclaimed candidates at last)
offers the best hope for a general American
To answer that question, we shall need,
during the coming months, to balance the
Democratic party's supposed inability to get
along with big business, against the Republi-
can party's lack of a labor base. Which is the',
narrower party, -which the broader? Which
party is the home of the irreconcilables?
Which party has blood in its eye? About
which party can an American accord be con-
structed? Which party is the more willing
to make concessions, in the name of unity,
and which party is the more eager to throw-
out men with whom it does not agree? Those
are the big yardsticks by which to measure
and judge from now on; not Dewey's mus-
tache, nor Eleanor's travels. Which party will
deal in hate, and which in that word our
generation hesitates to speak; love?
One waits for testimony from all quarters,
including Mr. McCormick, and Mr. Hearst.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)
Youth No Yardstick...
WITHOUT intending to make the
least comparison between Amer-
ican and European political events I1
would like to call your attention to0
the fact that both Mussolini's and
Hitler's governments were govern-
ments of youth, widely hailed and1
advertised as just that.7
It seems therefore a rather poor
argument to use in an Americani
election of 1944, when both these
governments have led their countries
into the greatest disaster that ever
befell either one of them.7
Attention, Men .. .
THERE IS A question in the minds'
of Michigan co-eds concerning
the unfriendly attitude of the men
on campus. We cannot understand
why this aloofness exists. As we see
it, there are three possible reasons.
Perhaps the men do not want to date
us. Maybe they think we do not
want to date them. Or else they
want to date us, but don't know how
to go about getting acquainted.
There should be an answer for
each of these questions. If they
don't want to date us, why? If
they say we do not want to date
them, they're very much mistaken.
And if they claim it's too difficult
to get acquainted, why don't they
take advantage of the opportuni-
ties on hand? The USO, dormi-
tory and house parties, and the
various date bureaus receive only
If there are other reasons than
those mentioned here, we would like
to know them. Perhaps if we did,
the situation could be improved.
ciary Aides, central committee for
Soph Project, and central committee
for Surgical Dressings from 4:30 p.m.
until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in
the Undergraduate Office. Sign up
for interviews in the Undergraduate
Registration for positions is being
held and blanks may be had Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday. Office
hours are 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
at 201 Mason Hall. University Bur-
eau of Appointments and Occupa-
Monday, July 17. Dr. Haven Emer-
son, Nonresident Lecturer in Public
Health Administration in the School
of Public Health and Professor Em-
eritus of Public Health at Columbia
University, will speak to public
health students and other interested
individuals from 4:00 to 5:00 o'clock,
in the School of Public Health Audi-
torium. The title of Dr. Emerson's
address will be "Civilian Health
Needs in Wartime".
Henry F. Vaughan, Dean
Tuesday, July 18, Professor Preston
W. Slosson. "Interpreting the News."
4:10 p. m., Rackham Amphitheater.
The public is cordially invited.
Wednesday, July 19. A. Lobanov,
visiting professor of Russian History
from the University of California,
will speak on "Russia and the War"
at 4:10 p. m., Rackham Amphi-
theater. The public is cordially in-
Wednesday, July 19: "Latin-Amer-
ican Women in the War and Post-
War World." Mrs. Ofelia Mendoza,
delegate of Honduras on the Inter-
American Womeit's Commission. 8
p.m., Kellogg Auditorium. Public is
cordially invited. No admission
Thursday, July 20: "Cultural Rela-
tions Between China, Japan and
Korea." Shih Chia Chu, on the staff,
Oriental Section, Library of Congress.
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited to
Make-Up Final Examinations in
Economics 51, 52, 53 and 54 will be
given Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in
Rm. 207 Economics Building.
Doctoral Examination for Ruth
Lofgren, Bacteriology, thesis: "The
Effect of Low Temperature on the
Spirochetes of Relapsing Fever,"
Tuesday, July 18, 1564 East Medical
Building, 2 p. m. Chairman, M. H.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this ex-
amination, and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Graduate Students in Speech: A
symposium dealing with the theory
and practice of public address will be
held by the Department of Speech at
4 p. m. Monday in the West Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Building.
Speech Assembly: Harry Clark,
A CROS$ the world there is a sweep-
ing renewal which broadly con-
sidered may be termed religious. It
is a hunger rather than a satisfac-
tion as yet. What our religious lead-
ers will make of this well-nigh uni-
versal pathos is a basic problem of
our era. Here is a series of incidents
to illustrate it. The revival of the
released time movement for religious
instruction of public school children
in many major cities from coast to
coast,-the proposal of Dr. Walter
Judd of Congress that ministers
should enter politics to secure a
peaceful post-war world,-a cartoon
with three gunners shooting at the
prophetic Wallace as he marches
toward the rising sun, marked "a
new world" and the futile gunner is
saying "That guy seems to be bullet-
proof",-a series of letters from sol-
diers in the jungles telling about
converted savages or sending money
for missionary work,-the phenomen-
al increase of enrollment in the 1944
Summer assemblies or camps of re-
ligious emphasis, and the increased
sale of religious books, are straws in
the wind. Likewise many editors and
commentators have turned preachers.
We have to have in mind at least
four phases of religion and to make
certain that we clearly appraise
what is happening: (1) Religious-
ness or the religious attitude and
responses It involves that touch
of reality which spells nobility of
cbnduot and beauty of the person
which is invariably of the essence.
(2) A very different phase is that
of religion-as a formulated body
of doctrine which has been crystal-
lized into Buddhism, or Judaism,
Islam, Hinduism, Catholiesm or the
Lutherans or the Orthodox. (3)
A third phase is the practices of
private prayer, group worship, re-
newal of vows and family consecra-
tion to special loyalties and (4) Re-
ligion as a fanatical drive for
achievement. In this phase the
devotee has such definiteness of
purpose, such simple assurance
that his conviction overrides such
gentler virtues as forgiveness, hu-
mility, charity and respect for
When we seek religion, we do well
to ask which phase is meant, for all
are legitimate. It is the first item
which should concern all men. Hear
Dr. Ordway Teed of Harpers Editor-
ial staff: "FB,eligion is concerned
with 'oughtness' in relation to the
crucial choices which life requires.
It has to do with the fact that "one
comes to feel bound or tied to a cer-
tain quality of personal effort and a
certain quality of relationship with
the world beyond the person. Reli-
gion is concerned with those senti-
ments cherished as most valuable-
with what have been called God-like
values which, in the experience of
the race have proved attractive, wor-
thy, permanently desirable, produc-
tive of a sense of betterment in per-
son and in society. Freedom, jus-
tice, mercy, righteousness, beauty,
truth-seeking, love and integrity are
among these values and the obliga-
tion to realize them appears as 'an
Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
sponsored by the Visual Education
class in the Kellogg Dental Institute
Auditorium. Films will be presented
each day for the next three weeks on
the topics of social science, physical
science, social studies, English, math-
ematics and health and physical edu-
Included in the first hour will be
films of the Far Western States,
Northwestern States and Southwest-
ern States. The second hour will be
devoted to Middle States, Northeast-
ern States and Southeastern States.
All students enrolled in the School
of Education are invited to attend
these showings. Members of the film
evaluation committee will discuss
each film and complete an evaluation
form of criticism.
Film topics for each day will be
announced in this column.
Monday, July 17
2-3: Far Western States, North-
western States, Southwestern States.
3-4: Middle States, Northeastern
States, Southeastern States.
Tuesday, July 18
2-3: Alaska, Reservoir of Resour-
ces, Great Lakes, Industrial Provinces
3-4: Maritime Provinces of Can-
ada, Prairie Provinces of Canada,
Student Recital: Harriet Porter,
soprano, will present a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music,
at 8:30 o'clock this evening in the
First Methodist Church, State and
Huron Streets. She will be accom-
panied at the piano by Ruby Kuhl-
man, and at the organ by Howard
The public is cordially invited.
Student Recital: Paul Bunjes, or-
ganist, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music, at 8:30
p.m., Wednesday, July 19, in Hill
Auditorium. Mr. Bunjes will play
compositions by Bach, Sowerby and
The public is cordially invited.
An old friend of Mr. O'Malley
gave them to me. Mr. Jones.
.He's King of fhe Sea and
he's got a pitchfork... And-
It's no rC:
That big storm must have churned
up the beach and Barnaby found
those Pieces of Eight somewhere-
--- t" C But if
By Crockett Johnson
Pop... Mr. O'Malley, my Never mind... We'll take
Fairy Godfather, knows pot luck... Digging along
where the treasure is, side of everybody else...
He made a pirate map-
I showed those two coins to Disgusting.. . Such a shameless
the grocery man. And soon a display of avarice. And over a
whole lot of people were here pile of nonexistent pieces of
digging all over the beach- eight, too... Bears out what I've
always said of human beings-
Of course, m'boy, some of my best
friends are human beings, but-
But, gosh, Mr. O'Malley.
Aren't YOU looking for
My interest in old coins,
is purely numismatical-
And besides. .. The
chest 1 am affer is