February 14, 1936, Page 3
First Lady Objects
To Required ROTC
Washington, D C.
(NSFA)–In answer to a question posed at a meeting of the National
Council of the American Youth Congress, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
said,' "Personally I believe that military training in such (civil)
schools should never be obligatory. It should be offered to those
students who desire it, but should be entirely optional instead of
compulsory." She said she had made it a practice not to support or
criticize pending legislation.
In answer to other
questions, Mrs. Roosevelt expressed her opinion that student anti-war
strikes had some value and added that the undergraduate approach to the
war problem should be through study of the causes and consideration of
pro posed methods to eliminate those causes.
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