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SUNDAY. JULY 27.v 1947 i

Fifty-Seventh Year

Man from Mars


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and represent the views of the Vrriters only.


Fascist Trends
UUTEDSTATES history books give the
impression that Americans have a good
memory when it involves the principles upon
which this nation was founded. Future books
will have to reverse their stand on this ele-
phantine characteristic of the Americans,
because we have forgotten in a relatively
short period not only these principles but
ones for which we fought only two years ago.
The current vogue in foreign policy is to
forget how much we hated fascism and to
support those countries which contain not
only incipient fascism but the flagrant meth-
ods of a totalitarian state.
One need only to examine a map of 1945
and a current map and see how the re-
versal of stand has exhibited itself. The
Germans, whom we vowed should never
be powerful enough to disturb world peace
ever again, are now the hope for the eco-
nomic recovery for Europe. Unless the
light burns brightly in the former Reich
industries, Europe can never pull out of its
economic doldrums - according to the ex-
perts over there.
It isn't hard to understand the French
position on German economics; the French
have good memories of two wars within
twenty years. Russia's memory is acute too;
all their obstructionist tactics have that un-
derlying uneasy feeling of fear. The rem-
nants of war in Russia provide a better basis
for fear of war from the Germans than war
against the United States.
The situation in Greece presents an inter-
esting facet of United States' foreign policy.
Greek policy has never been something about
which the British or the Americans could
ever feel particularly proud. We have even
less to show when our dollars are being sent
to an unwanted monarchist regime which
will fast convert our "aid" to an unabashed
out-and-out war offort. The fighting in
Greece is somewhat analagous to the fight-
ing in Spain - too long ago for Americans
to remember. The monarchists could hardly
hope to win a people's victory if not for our
economic aid and "visits" from "friendly"
battleships. To stretch the American mem-
ory to some extent, the Loyalists in Spain
could have saved their government had not
the Germans and the Italians "aided"
Franco and his cohorts. It must be a pretty
uneasy feeling in American's stomachs to
find themselves in the exact positions of the
Qermans and the Italians.
China presents an even more disheart-
ening picture of U. S. policy. We have sent
about the nth investigating committee to
this country and the committee has re-
ported on conditions there for the nth
time and for the nth time no one has
paid any attention. Any honest person
who has returned from the Kuomintang
stronghold can not only see but smell
the fascist workings of Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-shek. The question in
China is not whether the Kuomintang dic-
tates the Generalissimo's policy or whether
the Generalissimo dictates the machina-
tions of the Kuomintang, but that such a
totalitarian state is allowed to exist. No
one is fooled by the Generalissimo's plans
for "democracy" in China, not even the
state department diplomats.
America's memory of the Four Freedoms
has to be revived and pretty fast before we
find ourselves establishing a cobweb-like

IF A MAN from Mars were to read the rec-
ord of the present Congress, and were to
try to figure out from it what sort of country
the United States was this year, he might
reach some strange conclusions. He would
almost certainly say to himself that the
IN OSLO an International Inter-Church
Youth Conference will be convened this
week. Our delegates from the United States
will report that conscription'is on the Amer-
ican agenda; that lobbies in Washington,
according to the President, have systemati-
cally defeated every low cost housing effort
for the past decade; that collective bargain-
ing was an established procedure, but reac-
tionary legislators recently have gone in the
opposite direction with a law which will clut-
ter the courts, cause the withdrawal of ex-
perienced labor-management experts from
their posts in Labor Relations, halt progress
in our production economy, and turn back
the social clock twenty years. Our delegates
will report that the Truman Doctrine found-
ed on an erroneous reading of Balkan history
has by-passed the United Nations to finance
ill will under the thin guise of bolstering a
questionable government of Greece and
helping stabilize an anti-democratic Turkey.
Our youth will state how much temperate
civilian experts are needed in China, but
that our State Department has sent back our
most ruthless military leader, Colonel Wede-
It will be their lot to report that the vast
energies of America need to be directed at
improvements in our own democracy at
home to satisfy good markets with well man-
ufactured goods and honest service, but that
C'ongress has sliced the budget of every social
enterprise such as flood control and power
sites. They will tell fellow delegates that,
though we need to know the trends in our
economy and understand the people's ability
to purchase, our Congress has crippled every
fact-finding agency able to offer us the
statistical guidance as to trends.
In short these devout youth from demo-
cratic America, admitting that we need
faith in fellow man, belief in the legal in-
struments of the United Nations, and
loyalty to sister nations, particularly our
allies, will admit that often our press dis-
torts the news. They may be asked if the
headline writers do not editorialize with
the apparent result of poisoning our pub-
lic against the Russians and of confusing
us into chaos? They will have to admit
that this week announcing the proposed
Japanese treaty the United States author-
ities by-passed the United Nations, put out
a private call, and then when the Rus-
sians very properly ask to have the United
Nations used, the press in headlines dis-
torted the facts. These are serious matters
the youth will admit and since such be-
havior may spell war, they will listen with
fresh attentiveness to the Sermon on the
Mount and the Golden Rule.
The significant question for these dele-
gates is how does the motivation of religion
register in social behavior? If the dedicated
persons in that international conference on
religion had the management of political
affairs, would the outcome have been differ-
ent? The two ends of the motivation, the
impulse arising from youthful appreciation
of the ideal society and the actual working
of a political instrument, are so far apart
that the culture fails. How can those dele-
gates now aware of this distance, alert to th
danger of a third world war, while becoming
in some measure familiar with the tensions
of groups on a world scale and feeling the
pushes and pulls of economic affairs, fit
themselves to become just officers and wise
statesmen in later life? How become prac-
ticing Christian leaders to alter our dog-eat-
dog economy, so that complexity will not

spell immorality? Multipicity as every cul-
ture aims to have it do, should enrich not
endanger the life and soul of all persons.
As our religious students assemble in Oslo
these are some of the happenings of this
decade to be assessed. All of them are in-
vented not by Reds nor Fascists nor Nazis
but by leaders acting officially for our own
United States. We regret that our young
democrats at Oslo are going to have a some-
what tense climate as they first meet in
Christian conference the French, Greelr,
Russian, British, Chinese, and Australian
-Edward W. Blakeman
THE PROBLEM of Ruhr production, con-
sidered by itself, is not so complex that
men need throw up their hands in despair.
The complexities enter with the introduction
of ideology and national theory. The British
associate their desire for productivity with
the wish to see the German mines, like the
British mines, become the property of the
state; the French are torn between their
desperate need for a strong Europe and their
well founded fear of a strong German. While
such matters are disputed the Ruhr limps
along, producing 200,000 tons of coal daily
where it once produced 450,000, and contrib-
uting less than half of what it should to

United States had no housing problem in
1947, for the subject never came up before
Where there is no smoke there can be no
fire (old Martian saying) and so the conclu-
sion is inescapable that everybody in the
United States must have enough space in
which to live, conduct his hobbies and rear
his children.
It would appear, however, from the Con-
gressional record, that many American
tenants were anxious to pay their land-
lords 15 percent more money than they
had been paying, but were prevented from
doing this by a tyrannical law, which Con-
gress, in its haste to please the people,
amended, giving them the necessary per-
Still looking at the United States through
the lens of the Congressional Record, our
Martian gentleman would be forced to con-
clude that the United States had been hap-
pily spared the danger of inflation, since
almost no one seems to have mentioned any
such thing during the six months of the
Congressional sitting.
The only major economic problem was
that labor had become too rich. It was so
loaded with money and power as to threaten
to unbalance the economy. But to this prob-
lem Congress addressed itself with zeal,
passing a law aimed at giving farmers and
manufacturers some hope of attaining
equality with window washers and steam
Our visitor from another planet would
also note, with many expressions of admir-.
ation (such as the Martian monosyllable,
"Glug!" that this was not the onlyy occa-
sion on which Congress devoted itself to
raising up the depressed classes. It tried
to help the wool growers by keeping for-
eign wool out of the country, and it worked
out a sugar bill which cut so deeply into
the permissible imports of sugar from for-
eign countries as to promise to give domes-
tic sellers of the commodity some three
cents a pound more, for the next five
From this data, our Martian would draw
a picture of the United States as of a land
in which every street is lined with neat
houses, many of them vacant and for rent.
Down the middle of one such street comes
a ditch-digger in his usual limousine. He
pretends to glance at a diamond on his
finger, so as not to notice the sight of a,
landlord grubbing in a garbage can for
something to eat. The two other figures
skulking in a doorway are producers of basic
commodities, such as wool and sugar; they
are waiting for the street to grow quiet, so
that they can cover themselves with some
newspapers and go to sleep. The ditch digger
turns the corner, unmindful of the litfle
group of junior executives in ragged trousers
who are shaking their thin, almost trans-
lucent, fists at him as he passes.
These are the outlines of whatever strange
country it is for which Congress has been
legislating, however sincerely, these past six
months. It isn't the United States. Maybe
its Mars.
(Copyright 1947, New York Post Corporation)

On Germany
ment's sudden attempt to im-
pose a higher standard of German
industry upon Europe without
Europe's consent has failed - at
least for the time being.
Speaking more or less in the
name of sixteen European coun-
tries (including Britain), France's
Foreign Minister calmly inform-
ed Washington that immediate
application of the new directive
would destroy the Marshall Plan.
Without some such plan, Eur-
ope's chances of resisting com-
munism are not too bright.
The State Department, which
had not been consulted or in-
formed by the uniformed gentle-
men whom President Truman
has allowed largely to usurp the
conduct of our foreign affairs,
reasserted its authority. The
American Administration an-
nounced that the new directive
would be kept in abeyance, pre-
sumably until the European na-
tions in Paris arrived at their
own figures for the level of Ger-
man industry.
Almost surely, this figure will be
below anything the War Depart-
ment in Washington and General
Clay and Ambassador Murphy in
Berlin would have proposed.
For although they continually
speak of the "needs of Europe,"
actually the American authorities
in Germany seem fascinated by
the mirage of rebuilding that con-
tinent around a German industrial
This cute American notion
that Germany must be revived
before Germany's victims if Eur-
ope is to live and prosper is one
that these victims just cannot
Nor could the American people
if they were presented with the
full facts of the situation.
Although German coal produc-
tion under British supervision is
only half of normal, Germany is
allowed to retain 79 per cent of it
for domestic needs. While Ameri-
cans join the Germans in shrill
expression of "Germany's needs,"
the present German consumption
of coal per capita per annum is
greater than in France!
We can not however say
very much because when the Ar-
my has offered to turn the task
of German Administration back
to civilians, the State Department
has refused.
The proclamation of the Mar-
shall Plan has fortunately brought
the issue to a head. That Plan
calls for European self-help. It
asks the representatives of six-
teen European nations to calcu-
late their needs and pool their
resources. Naturally included are
going to be the needs and re-
sources of the three western zones
of Germany - as seen by people
most of, whom have been Ger-
General Clay, Banker-General
Draper and Ambassador Murphy
have continually stressed Europe's
need for German production. But
who are the better judges of Eur-
ope's needs - these Americans or
the Europeans themselves?
If the Americans and British-
ers of the Clay-Murphy-Hoover
school had really been primar-
ily interested in Europe, they
could have set up a European
commission a year or eighteen
months ago. They could have
suggested that the Europeans
(at least, the western Europeans
led by France) take over the
economic administration of Ger-
Herbert Hoover is remembered

in Europe in two aspects-as the
superb ' administrator, who after
World War I, fed so many hungry
people; as the bungling American
President whose famous Morator-
ium of June 20, 1931, by attempt-
ing to by-pass France, precipitat-
ed Europe and the world deeper
into the economic crisis. (Sceptics
should consult Chapter 18 of
Frank Simonds' admirable book,
"Can America Stay at Home?"
Harper and Brothers, 1932.)
The Marshall Plan and Bi-
dault's repudiation of any rash
increase in German industrial
production give the American
Administration a new chance.
We can - if we choose - stick
to the Clay-Murphy -Hoover hyp-
nosis and lose the rest of Europe
to Russia. Or we can place Ger-
many under a civilian High Com-
missioner less infatuated with
German efficiency, offer to accept
whatever figures for German pro-
duction the sixteen European
countries think is proper and con-
sent to adequate security mea-
In this --case, Frenchmen, Bel-
gians, Dutch, Danes, Norwegians
and Italians can again sleep
soundly of nights. Molotov's
whistle at the gates will evoke
no response.
(Copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc.)


(Continued from Page 2)
Science, and the Arts, Schools of
Education, Music and Public
Health: Tentative lists of seniors
for August graduation have been
posted on the bulletin Board in
Room 4 University Hall. If your
name does not appear, or if in-
cluded there, is not correctly
spelled, please notify the counter
Edward G. Groesbeck
Assistant Registrar
Deadline for Veterans' Book
and supply Requisitions. August
22,1947 has been set as the dead-
line for the approval of Veterans'
Book and Supply Requisitions for
the Summer Session-1947. Re-
quisitions will be accepted by the
book stores through August 23,
The English Journal Club will
present Mr. R. G. Shedd and Mr.
A. Bezanker in a discussion of
The Comic in Art, on Tuesday,
July 29, at 7:45 p.m. in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. They will apply the
concepts of Aristotle, Meredith
and Bergson to Congreve's Love
for Love and Kesselring's Arsenic
and Old Lace. The audience is
invited to participate in discuss-
ing the subject.
General Placement:
The Proctor & Gamble Dis-
tributing Company, Detroit, will
be at the Bureau of Appointments
on Monday, July 28, to interview
men' interested in Sales. Call ex-
tension 371 for appointment.
Victor Chemical Works, Chica-
go, will be at the Bureau on Wed-
nesday, July 30, to interview grad-
uates for Chemical Engineers, and
Chemists (Analytical, Organic,
Bio-chemistry, and food Technol-
ogy). Call extension 371 for ap-
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.
General Placement:
A representative from the Girls
Scouts" Chicago office will be at
the Bureau of Appointments on
Tuesday, July 29, to interview
women for openings in their Field
Department. Requirements in-
clude a degree and some experi-
ence in Education, Sociology, Per-
sonnel, or Group Work. Twenty-
three years is the minimum age
acceptable. Call extension 371
for an appointment.
Davidson's Brothers, Inc., De-
troit, will have a representative at
our office on Tuesday, July 29,
to interview men and women in-
terested in executive training for
department store work. Call ex-
tension 371 for an appointment.
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.
General Placement:
Attention, Civil Engineers: The
Design Service Company of Cleve-
land, Ohio will interview at the
Bureau on Thursday, July 31st.
Call extension 371 for appoint-
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.
La Sociedad Hispanica meets
every Tuesday and Wednesday
for informal conversation at 3:30
p.m. and every Thursday for tea
at the International Center. All'
those interested in speaking Span-
ish are invited to attend.
La Sociedad Hispanica presents
Mr. Emiliano Gallo Ruiz from the
Romance Languages Department
who will speak on "La Estetica de)
la Pintura Mejicana Moderna."
The Russian Circle will meet1
Monday evening at the Interna-
tional Center at 8 o'clock. Madam
Pargment will lecture on Contem-
porary Russian Literature.
Pi Lambda Theta's final meet-
ing will be a picnic at Shirley
Mattern's home. Members will

meet at the University Elementary
School Library at 5:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 29. Rides will be
arranged at that time.
La p'tite causette meets every
Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:30
in the Grill Room of the Michigan
League and on Thursdays at 4:00
at the International Center. All
students interested in informal
French conversation are cordially
invited to join this group.
Charles E. Koella
The French Club will hold its
sixth meeting on Thursday, July
31, at 8 p.m. in the second floor
Terrace Room of the Michigan
Union. Professor Ernest F. Haden
will give an infornal talk entitled:
"Les Acadiens dans l'est du Cana-
da." Miss Anne Battley will sing
some French songs. Group sing-
ing, games, refreshments. All stu-
dents interested are cordially in-
The Christian Science Organ-

ization will hold its regular Tues-
day meeting at 7:30 p.m., July 15,
in the upper room of Lane Hall.
All students, faculty members, and
alumni are cordially invited.
The Modern Poetry Club will
meet in room 3217 Angell Hall on
Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Members
poetry will be discussed.
Dr. John H. Giese from the Ball-
istics Research Laboratory, Aber-
deen, Maryland, will give three
lectures on "The Differential Geo-
metry of Compressible Flows with
Degenerate Hodographs. (Parts I
and II: Steady Potential Flow.
Part III: S t e a d y Rotational
The first lecture will be sched-
uled for Monday, July 28, at 7:30
p.m., the second for Tuesday, July
29, at 4 p.m., and the third for
Wednesday, July 30, at 4 p.m. All
lectures will be given in Room 317
West Engineering Building.
Admiral Thomas C. Hart, form-
erly Commander in Chief, United
States Asiatic Fleet, and Com-
mander of the Allied Naval Forces
in the Java Area, will lecture on
"The United States and the Paci-
fic Ocean Areas" Monday, July 28,
at 8:10 p.m., Rackham Lecture
Hall. This is a lecture in the
Summer Lecture Series, "The
United States in World Affairs."
The public is invited.
Prof. Einar Haugen of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin will lecture
on "Suffixation and Compound-
ing in American Norwegian" at
1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, in Rm.
308, Michigan Union. The lecture
will be preceded by a luncheon
in the Anderson Room at 12:10.
The meeting will form one of the
regular weekly Luncheon Confer-
ences of the Linguistic Institute,
and is open to all members of the
Institute and students in linquis-
tic courses.
Dr. Hugh Borton, Chief of the
Division of Northeast Asian Af-
fairs, Department of State, will
lecture on "United States Occupa-
tion Problems and Policies in Ja-
pan and Korea," Tuesday, July
29, at 4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre. This is a lecture in the
Summer Lecture Series, "The
United States in World Affairs."
The public is invited.
Prof. Einar Haugen of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin will lecture
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30,
in the Aiphitheatre of the Rack-
ham Building on "Phonemic Ana-
lysis in twelfth century Iceland."
The lecture forms one of the reg-
ular series of forum lectures offer-
ed by the Linguistic Institute and
is open to the public.
Prof. Albrecht Goetze of Yale
University will lecture at 7:30
Thursday, July 31, in the Amphi-
theatre of the Rackham Building.
The subject will be "The So-called
Derived Stems of the Semitic
Verb." The lecture forms one of
the regular' series of Forum lec-
tures offered by the Linguistic In-
stitute, and will be open to the
Dr. Donald D. Brand, Profes-
sor of Anthropo-Geography and
Head of the Department of An-
thropology, University of New
Mexico, and recently Cultural
Geographer in Mexico for the In-
stitute of Social Anthropology of
the Smithsonian Institution, will
lecture on "Scientific and Cultural
Relations between the United
States and Mexico," Thursday,
July 31, at 4:10 p.m:, Rackham
Amphitheatre. This is a lecture
in the Summer Lecture Series,
"The United States in World Af-
fairs." The public is invited.

Academic Notices
Differential Geometry Seminar
Tuesday, 3 p.m., 3001 Angell Hall.
Mr. C. M. Fowler williconclude
his talk on Higher Helices. Mr.
S. Conte will speak on Generalized
Lines of Striction.
History Language Examination
for the M.A.1degree: Saturday,
August 2, at 10 o'clock, Room B,
Haven Hall. Each student is re-
sponsible for his own dictionary
and also must register at the His-
tory Department Office before
taking the examination.
Percival Price, University Caril-
lonneur, will present a program
Sunday at 3 p.m., July 27. The
selections will include Haydn's'
Gypsy rondo, Sonata 5 (for harp-
sichord) by Pleyel, a group of
Chorales, and the Flemish Suite
by Nees.




Student Recital: Jerry Pickrel,
Pianist, will present a recital in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master
of Music at 8:30, Tuesday eve-
ning, July 29, in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall. Mr. Pickrel, a pupil
of Joseph Brinkman, will offer a
program of compositions which
includes works of Bach, Beetho-
ven, Schumann, and Prokofieff.
The public is cordially invited.
University Symphony Orchestra,
Wayne Dunlap, Conductor, will
be heard in its annual summer
concert at 8:30 Wednesday eve-
ning, July 30, in Hill Auditorium.
The program will open with Bee-
thoven's Prometheus Overture,
followed by Mozart's Piano Con-
certo No. 27 in B flat Major, K.
595, in which James Wolfe will
appear as soloist. The second
half of the concert includes
Faure's Suite from the Stage
Music to Haraucourt's Comedy,
with Howard Kellogg, Tenor as
soloist. The public is cordially
Student Recital: Students of
the School of Music from classes
in Theory and Musicology' will
present a Panorama of Secular
Music of the Middle Ages, Renais-
sance, and Baroque, Thursday
evening, July 31, at 8:30 in the
Rackham Assembly Hall, under
the direction of Louise E. Cuyler.
The program will include compo-
sitions for a brass ensemble, di-
rected by Paul Bryan, a madrigal
group, conducted by Wayne Dun-
lap, and a chamber orchestra, un-
der the direction of Edwyn Hames.
The public is cordially invited.
Photographs of Summer Fungi
of Michigan, Rotunda Museums
Building. July and August.
The Museum of Art: Exhibi-
tion of Prints-Vanguard Group,
Ann Arbor Art Association Col-
lection, and from the Permanent
Collection. July 1-28. Alumni
Memorial Hall, daily, except Mon-
day, 10-12 and 2-5; Sundays, 2-5.
The public is cordially invited.
Museum of Archaeology. Cur-
rent Exhibit, "Life in a Roman
Town in Egypt from 30 B.C. to
400 A.D." Tuesday through Fri-
day, 9-12, 2-5; Saturday, 9-12;
Friday evening, 7:30-9:30; Sun-
day 3-5.
Coming Events
Dr. Yuen-li Liang will hold the
third of four conferences on the
United Nations, Tuesday, July 29,
at 3:10 p.m., East Conference
Room, Rackham Building. These
conferences are part of the Sum-
mer Lecture Series, "The United
States in World Affairs."
Dr. Robin A. Humphreys will
hold the third of four conferences
on Latin America, Wednesday,
July 30, at 4:10 p.m., East Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Building.
These conferences are part of the
Summer Lecture Series, "The Uni-
ted States in World Affairs."
Dr. Gottfried S. Delatour will
hold the third of four conferences
on European affairs, Thursday,
July 31, at 3:10 p.m., East Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Building.
These conferences are part of the
Summer Lecture Series, "The Uni-
ted States in World Affairs."
The annual summer meeting of
the Linguistic Society of America
will be held Friday and Saturday,
August 1 and 2 in the Amphithe-
atre of the Rackham Building.
Sessions for the purpose of read-
ing and discussion of research
papers will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m.,
Friday, and at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.,
Saturday. The sessions are open
to members of the Society, the
Linguistic Institute and the inter-

ested public.
First Presbyterian Church:
10:45 a.m. Morning Worship and
Communion Service. Sermon by
Dr. Lemon "Unfair - To Our-
5:0 p.m. Summer Program for
Students. Prof. Bennett Weaver
will speak in the Social Hall on
"As the World Looks to a Man
of Letters." Supper will be served
at the Council Ring following the
meeting, at 6 p.m. Everyone wel-
The Lutheran Student Associa-
tion will meet Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
in Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 309
E. Washington Street. After a so-
sial half hour supper will be serv-
ed at 6 and the program will
follow. The Rev. Robert A. Boett-
ger, Assistant Student Pastor and
pastor of Christ Lutheran Chapel,
Willow Run, will be the speaker.
Bible Class-9:15 a.m. at the Cent-
er, 1304 Hill Street. Church wor-
ship services in both Zion and
Trinity Lutheran Churches at
10:30 a.m.
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seller; like most, it is not a great book.
But it is worth reading because Laura Z.
Hobson has a lot to say about anti-Semi-
tism that is worth saying.
The plot concerns a Gentile writer who is
assigned the job of doing a series of articles
on anti-Semitism in the United States. After
toying with numerous ideas of how to go
about it, and discarding them all as useless,
he finally decides that he will be Jewish for
a period of time.
And it's when Philip Green becomes Jew-
ish and learns precisely what anti-Semitism
is and what it can mean that Miss Hobson
is good. She is able to penetrate the various
degrees of bigotry from the Rankins and
Bilbos to the more refined type who deplore
such mouthpieces but practice anti-Semitism
in other potent ways.
Miss Hobson doesn't suffer from anything
resembling a "magnificent oppressed" com-
plex. Nor is she out to gain tolerance. She'
is aiming at a gar greater goal than that.
The people she likes are the people who
judge others for what they are as individuals,
a seemingly simple objective. She counters,
the famous defense of "some of my best
friends . . . " with the answer that "some
are Methodists, too, but you don't bother
telling anyone about it."
"Gentlemen's Agreement" naturally can
be compared to Sinclair Lewis' "Kingsblood
Royal." Like Lewis' latest, it is a book that
should be read. It might wake a few people
up. If it does, Miss Hobson has accomplished
something worthwhile.
-Fred Schott




On the other hand 1'm loathe to leave

I'll disguise myself as Bob. As night falls

11 ___________________ II

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