January 10, 1936, Pages 1, 3
NSFA Opposes War
On Foreign Ground
A resolution urging
American youth to refuse to bear arms outside the United States was
adopted by the National Student Federation at their convention of
delegates from one hundred sixty American colleges and universities.
The motion, offered by Columbia University delegates, was passed by a
vote of forty-nine to thirteen. The Federation also advocated entrance
into the League of Nations, with the reservation that participation be
"to the point. where military action is reached,. in which point the
United Stales with-draw ."
pledged support of the present Neutrality Act, and urged participation
in the Olympic Games at Berlin. They advocated broadening of the
National Youth Administration's activities, and declared themselves
willing to cooperate with the American Student Union.
Jr. of Princeton was elected president of the Federation. Mar-
(continued on page 3)
garet R. Taylor, University of Arizona, was reelected
vice-president and Harper Barnes, University of North Carolina, was
chosen treasurer. The 1936 convention will be held in Dallas. Although
Brooklyn College is a member of the National Student Federation of
America, Student Council did not send a delegate to the convention
because of the large expense it would incur.
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