COUNCIL TO CALL
METING TO PLAN
BROOKLYN A. S. U.
Marjorie Sprake Has "Great
Expectations" For The
McNABOE BILL OPPOSED
Bill To Investigate Radical
Activities In Schools
Fought By. A.S. U.
A mass meeting to
publicize the program of the American Student Union and to formulate
plans for a Brooklyn College chapter will be called by the Student
Cuuncil of both. divisions in the near future.
progress being made by the A.S.U, Marjorie Sprake, Student Council
delegate to the convention and member of the National Executive
committe, stated than she has "great expectations for the development
of a large and. powerful chapter at. Brooklyn College." She pointed out
that. the support being given to the A.S.U. at Vassar, Cornell,
Columbia.. and other New York. colleges is significant in determining
the future of the organization.
At the meeting,
which has. been tentatively set for Wednesday, February 19, an
Executive Board which wiil be representative of a large sector of the.
student. body will be elected, as well as a smaller Executive
committee. These students will approach President Boylan to gain
official :recognition of the chapter. If .any of the three city
colleges finds difficulty in gaining recognition :from its
administration, they will embark on. a joint campaign to obtain it from
the Board. of Higher Education, according to George Watt, New York
District Executive Secretary.
"The opening gun of
the reactionaries to fight our union," said George Watt,
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"has fired in the State Senate in the form of the
bill which is aimed directly at the American Student Union." The bill
provides for a legislative investigative investigation of "subversive"
activities in schools and colleges. It proposes that a committee of
three Senator and three Assemblymen be empowered to spend $150,000 to
study radical actions in the New York school system. The American
Student Union is especially cited as an organization working "for the
overthrow of the United States Government and the establishment of a
Soviet America with Moscow as the seat of government."
A delegation from
the American Student Union, the Civil Liberties League, the American
League Against War and Fascism, and other organizations will visit
Senator McNaboe's home Saturday to protest the bill. If the measure,
which is now in committee, is reported favorably, a state-wide
conference on the bill which will probably initiate upstate in Vassar
will be called by the A.S.U.
convention to elect a permanent city committee will be held early in
March. Bob Bloom of the district committee will call a conference of
all school editors and business managers interested in the A S U. to
plan a city A.S.U. newspaper, to raise funds for the New York District.
A dance under the auspices of the N.Y.U. evening chapter will be held
in the Green Room of the East Building, Washington Square College,
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is twenty-five cents.