Editorial, January 4, 1935, Page 2
St. John's Disapproves
It is lamentable
that our neighbors at St. John's University object to free higher
education. It is more to be deplored that they substantiate their
disapprobation of free colleges by citing "un-American" uprisings in
all over the country have been persecuted so often for their interest
in public affairs that the St. John's resolution could well be ignored
as mere repetition.
But it is unique
that this latest voice in the lusty chorus of objection to student
expression arises from a group of students, the very people who should
be foremost in the ranks of the defenders of student rights.
The St. John's
students who passed the resolution condemning free higher education
will find themselves shoulder to shoulder with the sensational yellow
press, side by side with the reactionary forces that seek to infringe
upon one of the rights guaranteed by the government the claim to
defend: the right of free speech.
neighbors at St. John's are in company unbefitting honor students.
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