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throughout the country participated in a nation-wide strike against war
last Friday, and mass demonstrations were the order of the day. At City
College, Harvard, and John Hopkins, disorders were rife while Columbia,
New York University, Brooklyn College, and other institutions enjoyed
In New York
City alone, some 15,000 students walked out of their 11 o'clock
classes, convened in campus demonstrations and listened to speakers. At
City College, students were refused permission to hold their Anti-War
meeting by Dean Morton D. Gottschall, and, gathering about the flagpole
on the campus, were prevented by police interference from having
speakers. Dean Gottschall and Dr. Frederick Woll, head of the Hygiene
Department, went to the campus and urged the students to disperse After
the meeting Dean Gottschall said that he had taken the names of half a
dozen students, against whom he would bring disciplinary action for
disobedience. He added that college regulations do not permit meetings
on the campus, and it was announced later that those who cut classes
would be marked .absent.
two thousand students turned out for the pacifist demonstration, while
some hundred listened to a counter demonstration in favor of war, held
by Eugene S.Daniell, Jr. the young Boston lawyer recently convicted for
putting tear-gas bombs in the New York Stock Exchange. Verbal
disturbances resulted between the two groups.
meting proceeded without any opposition from the Columbia authorities,
some classes being excused so that students could participate. Six
members of the faculty addressed the students, and resolutions
condemning the C.C.N.Y. and Hunter authorities for trying to prevent
the anti-war demonstrations, were adopted.
students of Hunter attended the demonstration in front of their
building, adopting a resolution upbraiding president Eugene A. Colligan
for his lack of cooperation and his attempt to call a halt to the
the scene of a veritable barrage of eggs, oranges, lemons, grapefruits
and onions, when, at 11 o'clock, Kellogg Phillbrick, a junior, and
executive secretary of the National Student League, opened the meeting.
A student, dressed as a Boy Scout and carrying a bugle, introduced the
pro-war element and interrupted the speaker at every turn.
heard Norman Thomas, Socialist Candidate for President in 1932, and
Corliss Lamont. Mr. Thomas urged the students to adopt the motto "We
will not again be herded into war."
Henry N. MacCracken, together with trustees, faculty and students of
Vassar College, marched through the streets of Poughkeepsie in the
first public demonstration since 1917, at which time they had favored
students of Williams College heard President Harry A. Garfield, Dr.
Colston E. Warne of Amherst, and Carl Rogers, '34 speak against war.
at Wellesley, because the administration and faculty arc in sympathy
with their peace movement, held an anti-war meeting after classes and
listened to both students and faculty members.
Amherst was caused by a parade through the town of the R.O.T.C. of the
Mass. State Regiment and the Amherst and Smith anti-war enthusiasts.
State students seized placards and threw firecrackers and a general
students listened quietly to anti-war war speeches for an hour, while
hundreds of non-sympathetic students at John Hopkins University turned
on a fire hose and it hurled eggs and fruit at anti-war speakers.
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4,000 students of Brooklyn College, Seth Low Junior College and Long
Island University left their classes shortly after 11 on Friday and
marched to Tillary and Pearl Streets, where they were addressed by
several students who urged the abolition of war. The Brooklyn
demonstration was part of a nation wide movement by students of
colleges and high schools throughout the country protesting against
Edward A. Bracken, in charge of the two hundred mounted patrolmen and
police stationed along the line of march from Pearl and Willoughby
streets and throughout the Bono Hall section, declared that the march
and demonstration was "the most orderly and quietest demonstration I
have ever seen."
William A. Boylan, who has consistently opposed the strike as being
inimicable to the best interests of the college because of the
unfavorable notoriety it might receive, would not comment on the
strike, but he added that those students who had "cut" their third hour
classes would be "simply marked absent until the faculty would take up
the matter for further consideration."
began about eleven o'clock when 100 students from Seth Low Junior
College, led by Robert Burton, Irving Selinkoff, who are members of the
Columbia University Committee against war, joined the groups leaving
various buildings of Brooklyn College who were proceeding to the
meeting. Sylvia Wener, chairman of the Peace Committee of the Women's
Division and Henry Aron, president of the Student Council of the Men's
division led the parade from the Willoughby street building. Esther
Diamond and Joseph Cohen led the Lawrence street group; Abraham Weiss
and Helen Pollack the Pearl Street branch; Mildred Solomon president of
the upper senior class, and Alex Retzkin, vice-president of the Men's
division Student Council, the Joralemon building, Helen Friedland
president of Inter-Club Council, and Harold Draper the Court Street
Most of the
students were from Brooklyn College and classes here were practically
empty, with skeleton groups present here and there throughout the five
The line of
march extended up Willoughby Street, right turn at Adams Street,
through Myrtle Avenue, turned right on Washington Street and then
turned right again at Tillary Street where it continued to Pearl Street
where a platform had been set up by the anti-war group at Long Island
University. Permission to hold the demonstration on the enclosed space
adjoining Long Island University had met with refusal by Tristram, W.
Metcalf, Dean of Long Island University.
speakers from that institution addressed the 150 men, and women
assembled at the corner and denounced war as a dastardly crime. Abraham
Averbach, Theodore Miller, and Wolf G Weber