March 23, 1934, Page 1
IN WAR ATTITUDES
Mr. Grebanier Calls Ladies
Dangers in Last War
In the present anti-war
movement, we must distinguish between sentiment and sentimentality, Mr.
Bernard D. N. Grebanier of the English Department said at last Friday's
meeting of the Social Science Club.
"Sentiment," said Mr.
Grebanier, "is sympathy with other human beings and is a most important
virtue." A sentimentalist, however, merely enjoys his sentimentality
without doing or aiming at anything in particular. He has a fine set of
nerves and likes a grand show. But he is not sincere and cannot become
interested in work because it is not dramatic, he added.
Mr. Grebanier declared, "It
was the ladies who were the greatest danger during the last war. They
stopped men in the street and asked them why they didn't go to war and
they told boys they looked so handsome in uniforms." Mr. Grebanier
added that we must watch for heart-throbs and look for ideals. The
popular songs which glorify war should be suppressed. Mr. Grebanier
concluded with the warning, "Watch out for false heroics."
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