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January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 1

…PERSP IVES University Of Michigan Literary Magazine VOLUME V, NUMBER 2 Supplement to THE MICHIGAN DAILY JANUARY, 1942 THE IINynTZ RALD . .. ByJhn Ragsdale E HAD RIDDEN a hundred and fifty miles to Princeton; it was yet another hundred fifty to home. We could not even reach Petersburg, the next county seat, before dark. And we were due back at the Atchison Machine Shop next day, So we telephoned to get my brother Jim to come after us in my car...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 2

…Page Two 9PERSPEC TI VES THE VISION OF HUGH FITZGERALD ... Continued from Page One a year like 1940, that the '41 Model cars should reach a sales of over five and a half million. Jim went sick at the thought of his '36 Ford. And he was sick, desperately sick, about 6:30 in the morning. But by ten he was on his way south, crumpled up in the back seat of his buddy's car. Then came the long, long night of waiting, the grim six months, the man-...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 3

…PERSP CTIVE S -Agg-T.e .... a ,v v s s' v v tr c t rarer TRUCKERS WELCOME ... By Eugene Mandeberg IWAS SO SURPRISED to see the place was open that I turned the car off the road and stopped in a little cleared spot a few yards away from it. It was just another roadside joint with a cracked sign nailed above the door and one bare bulb hanging in the window. Most of the places like that closed years ago. I've seen a lot of them boarded up sha...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 4

…Page Four 'PF"RSPECT VE7SV . THEJFUNERAL ...By Jean Michael BEFORE the old woman died, she had told her husband how she wished her funeral. "They'll let my grandsons car- ry me, won't they, John?" she begged. The old man lowered his head so that she could not see the tears on his bony cheeks. He pressed lightly the hand that lay on the rumpled coverlet, but her wasted fingers were too feeble to respond to his. "I'll see to it, Anna," he pro...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 5

… cPERSPEC TI VES Page Five INSIDE 1776 ... A Review, By Howard Peckham Secre History of the American Rev- olution, by Carl Van Doren, Viking, New York, 1941, 534 pp. $3.75. CARL VAN DOREN belongs to that all-too-small group of scholars who can also write well. Doubtless this talent is his be- cause he was first a professor of English, then an editor, critic and biographer, and lately a historian. His Pulitzer prize- winning biography of Be...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 6

…Sage Sixg 'TERSPECTIVES TWO LYRICS FROM THE BLACK SPEAR (A serive of poems in progresses on the Negro and White heroes of tht anti-slavery struggle and Civil War.) 0# By Robert Hayden And now the words for which the fathers bled return to storm their children's souls with questions darker than Iscariot's "Lord, its it I?" What is this liberty? Is it so small a house, though builded by so many hands? Is it so barren a field, though planted w...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 7

…'PER S PE CT I VE S Page Seven ~PERSPECTI VES Page Sevets FANTASY From Charlottesville to Washington I rode on the evening train, And the snow on the pine trees caught the sun And glittered back red again. To left, to right ,the woods were astir With men in Blue and Gray, Who reined in their horses, then gave the spur And silently rode away. Only the ashes where they had been Still smoked on the forest floor, And quickly the snowflakes sla...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 8

…age Eight 'PERSPECTI VES BR yBuErtnEavDIE ..yBurton Gavitt T TWAS THE SAME DAY that Pat saw them nft the motor out of a '37 Chevrolet for overhauling in Ab- ram's ge.e'- that he found out that Eddie Dun the lkid downstairs, was com- ng upstairs for a couple weeks. Pat didn't say anything right away when his :mother said that that was what she and Mrs. Dunn na been talking about sthat afternoon when Pat came home from school. He adn't hung a...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 9

…PERSPECTIVES Page Nie SCOTT FITZGERALD'S FAILURE .A Review, by James Allen THE LAST TYCOON, published with THE GREAT GATSBY and certain short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. COTT FITZGERALD'S death last year brought to a close one of the most ragic and arresting careers in modern American letters. More even han Thomas Wolfe's early death Fitzgerald's was lamentable; for there is little reason to believe that Wolfe could ever rise above wh...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 10

…Page Ten TPERSPECTIVES BROTHER EDDIE ... Continued from Page Eight Then Mrs. Lewis would come back and turn the light on. "What's the matter, Eddie? Is Pat bothering you again?" Pat would wait until Eddie answered. "No, ma'am. It wasn't nothing." "Well, leave him alone, Pat, and don't make him yell. You two have to get up for school tomorrow, so go to sleep, both of you. Good-night." Then she would close the door and there would only be th...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 11

…'PERSPECTI VES Page Elt - BOOKS ISEASON ION Goren (Cotinued from Page Five) OF COURSE Arnold was undiscerning or he would not have changed uni- forms in the first place. If he had been capable of analyzing his situation he would have forseen that the British he joined would'have no more respect for him than the Americans he deserted. A man who could be bought once could be bought twice. Therefore, when Clin- ton sent him on a raiding exped...…

January 17, 1942 (vol. 5, iss. 2) • Page Image 12

…Page Twelve 9PERSPECTIVES BOOKS IN SE ASON La Trahison d'un Clerc. Primary Lit. erature and Coterie Literature, Van Wyck Brooks. TO BE SPENDING the day of America's entry into the War in criticising a literary critic must seem preposterous, but, perhaps, it is more relevant than ap- pears at first sight. To be living in the greatest revolutionary epoch since the Reformation means, firstly that all our activities, political, economic, re- l...…

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