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April 5, 1935, Pages 1, 4


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Buttons For Strike, Anti-War
      Bulletin, To Be Issued
            By Strike Committee


Ask Board of Higher Education
      To Dismiss Classes
            During Walkout

            Praising the conduct of last year's strike, the Association of Instructors, Tutors and Faculty of Brooklyn College passed the following resolution at its regular meeting Wednesday.

            "The Association of Instructors, Tutors, and Fellows of Brooklyn College desires to go on record as supporting by means of its approval the international anti-war strike to be held on April 12."

            A member of the Association in explaining the position of its members, said. "Since members of the staff are paid for teaching a certain number of hours and are bound by contract to fulfill these hours, instructors having classes during the hours of the strike will not be able to walk out with their students. Those members of the staff not having classes can decide for themselves whether they wish to walk out."

            The Continuations Committee of the Anti-war Conference in conjunction with delegates from clubs is completing preparations for the strike on April 12. The Committee announced that Brooklyn College students will walk out at 10:45, and gather in front of the building they have been in. Marshalls and leaders for the parade will be chosen from Student Council and the Anti-War League.

            The strike will last from 11 am. to 130 p.m., but no student will miss more than two hours since there is a lunch hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Freshmen should report to the Court Street building at 10:45 to participate in the parade: They will miss only their class from 1 to 2 p.m.

            The Continuations Committee is negotiating for a permit to hold an outdoor meeting at Carroll Park, at Carroll and Court Streets. The meeting will be addressed by several prominent outsiders as well as student speakers from all three colleges. The march will probably be on Columbia Street to Carroll Street and then to the park. "The purpose of marching on the waterfront," Beatrice Gomberg, chairman of the Continuations Committee said, "is to protest shipment of munitions from the piers in Brooklyn, and to show the longshoremen who are forced to ship the munitions against their wishes, that students support their anti-war sentiment."

            The Continuations Committee has issued an official call to the strike and is distributing strike buttons. An anti-war bulletin, featuring an article on war and fascism by Dr. Harry Slochower, instructor in the German Department, will appear an Monday. The bulletin will be eight rotographed pages and will sell for one cent.

            The strike has been approved by the student organizations; and no student organization has voted against it. The following clubs have voted support:

            Menorah Society, Student Christian Association, Women's Student Council, Men's Student Council, Pioneer, Spotlight,Debating Society, Negro Study Forum, Social. Science Club, Philosophy Club, Current Problems Club, and several others.

            A meeting for the strike will be held Wednesday with Joseph Cohn, Chris Jomassen and several instructors as speakers.

This headline covered two articles; this is the second article (click to see page layout of the Spotlight).


April 5, 1935, pages 1, 5


41 Colleges Endorse Strike Call;
      Six N. Y. Schools Prepare
            Mass Demonstrations SENATORS GIVE SUPPORT

Nye, Clark and Pope Say Protest
      Against War Is Effective
            And Necessary

            Forty-one Colleges and Universities throughout the United States have endorsed the Anti-War Strike on April 12, accordng to a recent survey by the Columbia Spectator.

            Six metropolitan colleges are included in the list which contains representative schools from Maine to California. Since several of the schools will not be in session on April 12, local demonstrations are being held in those schools. Newton D. Baker has accepted an invitation to speak at an anti-war demonstration on October 4 at the University of .Minnesota.

            At Hunter College the Peace Council was dissolved by President Eugene Colligan a few weeks ago and the strike has had no official endorsement. However, many groups of students and clubs are supporting the strike.

            Support for the strike has been given by three Senators, Senator Nye of North Dakota, Senator Clark of Missouri, and Senator Pope of Idaho who gave the following statements to the Strike Committee.

            Senator Nye, chairman of the Munitions Inquiry committee, said:
            "I think the strike is far from futile and I hope it will be engaged in to the fullest extent in an orderly manner by the students in Washington.
            "The time is come when those who profess an aversion to war must openly indorse drastic action to prevent it."

            Senator Clark said:
            "Anything that tends to focus attention on the implications of the munitions investigation is a good thing!'

      Senator Pope made this comment:
      "I think that the demonstration against war to be made in- an orderly fashion is a dramatic method of calling attention to the fact that students are thinking about war, and opposing it. I see no objection to the strike."

            The Metropolitan Strike committee, composed of representatives of the National Student League, the Student League for Industrial Democracy, The American League against War and Fascism, the American Youth Congress, the Methodist Youth organizations, and the Interseminary movement has announced the following activities for anti-war week, April 6-13.

            Saturday, April 6–Parade starting at 11 a.m. at Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park and ending at Madison Square Park 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. The marchers will lay a wreath on the Eternal Light and will hear speakers from the organizations sponsoring the strike.

            Sunday, April 7–A rally at Stuyvesant High School, 15th Street and First Avenue at p.m. Bishop Francis J. McConnell and James Wechsler, editor of Columbia Spectator, have been invited to speak.

            Monday, April 8 to Thursday, April 11–Picketing of the German Consulate, 17 Battery Place, the Japanese Consulate, 500 Fifth Avenue, the National City Bank, 55 Wall Street, and J. P. Morgan and Co., 2 Wall Street.

            Thursday, April 11–The final rally before the strike with a torchlight parade at Columbus Circle at 8 p.m. Evening Colleges will report on their strikes.

            Friday, April 12–At 11 a.m. Anti-War strikes all over the world.

            Friday evening–International Student Anti-war Bail at the Manhattan Opera House, 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. Admission is $.39, and the entertainment is to be provided by Bunin's Puppets, the Cacophonic Symphony Orchestra and the New Workers Dance Group. Senator Gerald P. Nye has been invited to speak at the ball.


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