Excerpt from Torontonensis, 1942, Vol. 44
Never were the issues of a great struggle more clearly defined than they are today. The war is a life and death struggle for our survival as a free people; it is also a struggle between life and death, between all those spiritual values - freedom, truth, justice, mercy - which make a worthy life, and all those forces of ruthless and faithless tyranny which effect the death of the spirit. At the moment the sky is dark and lowering; but the days are stern and great - days when great issues are at stake and the whole future Of the world must be decided. There can be no neutrality in thought, word or act in this grim battle between good and evil. The brutalities and beastliness of Hong Kong accen tuate the contrasted aims and methods of the contestants.
Our first and most urgent duty is to devote our all to winning the war and winning it so thoroughly that the world may be freed from the recurrent dread Of strife and slaughter. We have to fight the war now, not in some remote future. I believe that every graduate of this university will seek to do his duty now, making his decision in the sight of God and before his own conscience.
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