April 5, 1935, Pages 1, 4
INSTRUCTORS APPROVE APRIL 12 STRIKE
PRAISE CONDUCT OF LAST YEAR'S WALKOUT;
STUDENTS PLAN ANTI-WAR WEEK,
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Buttons For Strike, Anti-War
Bulletin, To Be Issued
By Strike Committee
PLAN TWO HOUR STRIKE
Ask Board of Higher Education
To Dismiss Classes
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."
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
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.
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."
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:
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
A meeting for the
strike will be held Wednesday with Joseph Cohn, Chris Jomassen and
several instructors as speakers.
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April 5, 1935, pages 1, 5
41 Colleges Endorse Strike Call;
Six N. Y. Schools Prepare
SENATORS GIVE SUPPORT
Nye, Clark and Pope Say Protest
Against War Is Effective
and Universities throughout the United States have endorsed the
Anti-War Strike on April 12, accordng to a recent survey by the
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.
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
Senator Clark said:
"Anything that tends to focus
attention on the implications of the munitions investigation is a good
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."
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.
11–The final rally before the strike with a torchlight parade at
Columbus Circle at 8 p.m. Evening Colleges will report on their
Friday, April 12–At
11 a.m. Anti-War strikes all over the world.
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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