February 14 1936, Pages 1, 3
Council To Arrange
For Student Union
Council Elects Delegates To At-
tend Convention Of American
voted to organize a mass meeting to be held Wednesday under the
auspices of both Student Councils for the purpose of establishing a
Brooklyn College chapter of the American Student Union, at its meeting
according to Myra Levine, treasurer of Student Council, is one of the
few institutions in the city in which a chapter of the union has not
been formed to date. A committee consisting of Adele Meshirer,
president of the Athletic Association, Louise Brown, Council
representative from the upper junior class and Alice Fisher, president
of the upper junior class, was chosen to prepare a leaflet explaining
the policies of the A.S.U.
At the mass meeting
reports on the convention will be given by the Sponsoring committee,
consisting of the college delegates to the national convention of the
A.S.U. A provisional committee to supervise the organization of the
college chapter will be elected.
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The chief points on the agenda are:
1. The establishment of a Brooklyn College chapter.
2. The opening of a membership drive which will include every group in
3. The securing of recognition of the college chapter by the
4. The creation and submission of the constitution to the national
5. The establishment of a local advisory board of prominent men in the
fields of law, education, civics and religion to lend prestige to the
6. The extension of the membership drive to all clubs, urging them to
affiliate with the union.
7. The popularization of the A.S.U. throughout the school by setting up
information booths where students will be able to get membership cards
and obtain information concerning the program and work of the chapters.
8. The enrollment of all students agreeing to one or more of the planks.
According to Cora Schleider,
vice-president of Student Council, “the final draft of the program of
the A.S.U. is such that every liberal-minded student can support !its
major section." The primary aims of the American Student Union are free
education and adequate student relief, employment and security, as well
as academic freedom, and opposition to war, fascism and the
discrimination against racial or religious minorities.
As a member of the
American Youth Congress, Student Council voted an appropriation of
fifteen dollars as financial aid to the oganization. Ruth Finkelstein,
assistant treasurer of council, and Louise Brown will represent council
at the district
convention of the Youth Congress.