make such a nuisance of themselves (Editorial, Boston Transcript, July 26). To one brought up to believe, as I was, that Jehovah was the only God and a jealous one, it would seem Jehovah's Witnesses are nearer the original Christians than Bishop Manning or Archbishop Lang.(8)
In " Mobilizing Civilian America", just published by the Council on Foreign Relations, Tobin and Bidwell of the Dartmouth faculty make no attempt to justify the dictatorial process realistically described. The first sentence of the book tells the story,--"For a nation at war today there is really no business except making war".(9) Maj.-Gen. McCoy, U.S.A. retired, in the foreword tells us, "75 per cent of our national effort in a new war would be civilian". Reviewed are the mistakes made in the last war, many of which "are being repeated today". "All the planning of the General Staff for the past twenty years has been ignored."
Our defense need is trained mechanicians. E. A. Mowrer reports July 2 that France "was defeated by probably less than 100,000 German air, tank, infantry and artillery specialists" (cf Buls #66, 96). Sen. Downey declared he knows "no better way to create saboteurs and disloyal people than to conscript mechanics to service your planes". (AP, July 5)
Those of draft age are properly skeptical and incredulous at the false alarms of imminent danger and pumped up hysteria. " They do not want to be sold as French people were." ( Jane Sargent, N. Y. World- Telegram) To create a sound morale we must establish "confidence" in those who control the "government", who command the Army, and, if we are to fight and sacrifice to the limit, in the final ends that are to be won.
"Winning a war depends not only on the success of military operations; it depends also on the conclusion of an advantageous and enduring peace. The danger to democracy from war lies . . . in the loss thereafter either of the popular will to restore democratic controls or of the means of expressing that will." ( Tobin and Bidwell) July 29, 1940