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May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 1

…PERS PETIYES University Of Michigan Literary Magazine VOLUME 3 NUMBER S Supplement to THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAY, 1940 LIFES FIRS RIDDLE ..by Emmanuel R. Varnndyan DON'T remember how old I was, pro- bably five or six. An unusual stir in the house awakened me. Half asleep, head withdrawn under the heavy quilt, like a contracted tortoise in his shell, I was listening to the commotions round about me. I could hear strange voices -threats and pleas a...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 2

…Page Two PERSPECTIVES "To ward off the evil spirits the evil spirits . . . who are they?... toe pokers to ward off the evil spirits .,I repeated to myself. "What did she mean? Who are the spirits?" They were words, empty meaningless words, like echoes in the hollowness of a desert. Oh how much she knew, how smart she Was! No wonder that she had been appointed my guide and my counsellor. The stable wasn't very far from our winter-house; we h...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 3

…PERSPECTIVES Page Thrne IKENNETH FEflRJNG-SOCfaL POET by James E. Green I ENNETH FEARING's poetry pre- sents the problem of defining certain kind of proletarian liter- ature in its most acute form. Fearing is unhesitatingly claimed by the pro- letarian critics as one of their own, but in his work are almost all of the contradictions that these same critics have isolated in the works of others and, in most cases, condemned. Some later day c...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 4

…l'ge Four PERSPECTIVES. TH PflTRJOT... by Gene Wallace NIFING THROUGH the morning sea, her three squat stacks belch- ing -a spume of black smoke, the 4i; edo-boat destroyer Fernando Luis churned the waters of the Caribbean fsea into green white froth. Over her Rw riding stern the scarlet and gold haval ensign of Imperial Spain whipped it the air. She was a sleek, deadly little <raft and as her throbbing engines )keled off the miles, her s...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 5

…PERSPECTIVES Page Five iNEITERD TEY SI by. Jay McCormick S OME people work days, and some work nights. For both kiids the world goes along steadily. They eat meals, they work, they loaf,-they sleep. When they get up, they have break- fast, and then whether they like it Or not, they have someplace to go, so they go there. When they 'get through work they are tired and hungry, so theyeat, and later on they sleep. They envy people who do not w...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 6

…Page Six PERSPECTIVES DIE PENNSYLVfINIARDUTCH by Richard M. Ludwig T HERE IS A SECTION in southern Germany which once was known as the Palatinate. This section was an electorate of the Old German Em- pire and included part of Bavaria and the territory now divided among Bavar- ia, Baden, Hesse, and Prussia. It was in the late seventeenth and early eight- eenth centuries that a group of German folk from this region left their home- land to jo...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 7

…PERSPECTIVES Page Seven by Emile Gele WAILING WILDLY, Edgar lay sprawled out in the street where he had fallen. The bulldog nibbled angrily at his naked black bot- tom. The seat of Edgar's ragged cover- alls had already been half open. The bulldog pulled the rest loose. The dog didn't bite hard. He knew he was just supposed to pinch. "Here Bo!" Mack shouted, and whis- tled shrilly. With one final nibble, Bo wheeled and galloped back, panting ...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 8

…Page Eight PERSPECTIVES THE PR TREDT . .Continued from Page Four As they came abreast of Aserradero, however, they had described another cloud of smoke on the horizon, a huge rolling =pillar that spread plume-like across the sky. It was an accursed day for the navy of Spain, .without a doubt. The torpedo-boat destroyer was not pursued further, and the Commander soon ordered the speed lowered. 'There was notieverly much coal in the sbuskers ...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 9

…PERSPECTIVES, Pale Mine JLO ,:. Ai i' T! JE,7, k.77 -4 - ws .. NEITHER THEY SP (Continued from Pa his mother said. She glan dining room. 'You ate y "Yeah, thanks Mom." swallowing the rest of th could still taste the egg. cigarette. "You needs lots of foo "You haven't been gaining .if only I could do some dad and I are worried." "Don't worry," he said. much here 'cause I'm eatin I'm oot someplace." The coffee was ready, a a cup in to the t...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 10

…Page Ten Suarez laid his watch down upon the desk and walked toward the door. With a grinding bump the destroyer's hull completed contact with one of the mines and there was a tremendous, somewhat muffled, crashing detonation. The Fernando shuddered horribly and an awe-inspiring column of water shot high in to the air at the spot where the vessel's bow had been, and with it went men, steel plates, guns, and the for- ward part of the ship. The ...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 11

…"Get him, Bo! Sic him, Bo! Get him boy!" The dog was already tense. He sprang out at full speed. Edgar looked back and saw him and doubled his pace. The gang looked from Mack to Edgar, still guffawing. Edgar stumbled going up a curb and kicked off a sandal without losirEg a step. But the dog was on him. The gang held their sides and lau-hed themselves hoarse as Edgar slapped at the dog and broke away. Bo ripped the pants and dove for a new gri...…

May 11, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 5) • Page Image 12

…Page Twelve PERSPECTIVES x !5 aatealmtic Pet, THE WORLD I BREATHE by Dylan Thomas. New Directions, Nor- folk, Conn. THE MAN COMING TOWARD YOU by Oscar Williams. Oxford University Press, New York. N PERIODS of conflict when one country's economy demands that it expand and conquer another coun- try, when continual internal changes are necessary to preserve a system, the artist also is continually seeking new patterns, new modes of expression....…

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