March 15, 1935, Pages 1, 3
SYMPOSIUM TO OPEN PARLEY
AGAINST WAR AND FASCISM;
TEACHERS LEAD SEMINARS
Drs. Morais And Asch To Discuss
Relation Of War To World
DEAN OF L.I.U. TO SPEAK
Rabbi Harry Halpern, Gus Tyler
And Edward Smith Will Talk
At Symposium March 20
Two Brooklyn College
instructors and several members of the staff of Long Island University
will speak at the Brooklyn Intercollegiate Conference against War and
Racism on Friday, March 22.
On Wednesday, March
20, a preliminary symnposium to the conference will be held in 0011,
(the Women's gymnasium) from 12 to 2 p.m. Three speakers representing
the communist, socialist, and liberal positions on war and fascism will
be heard.. Rabbi Henry Halpern of the East Midwood Jewish Center will
defend the pacifist position while August Tyler and Edward Smith will
present the socialist and communist positions.
Dean Tristam W.
Metcalfe of Long Island University will address a group of delegates to
the Brooklyn conference on Friday;. March 22, at 4:30 p.m. at Long
Island University, 300 Pearl Street.
At the opening session on Friday
evening, a member of the Arrangements Committee in: the Conference will
greet the delegates from Brooklyn College, Seth Low Junior College, and
Long Island University. The delegates will then elect a Resolutions
Committee and a Credentials Committee before breaking up into four
groups to participate in seminars.
subjects and their faculty and student leaders follow:
and Labor–Dr. Theodore Bramdel, Long Island University, Student
Leader, Abraham Weiss, Brooklyn College.
and International Relations–Dr..Herbert M..Morais, Brooklyn
College, Student Leader, Wolfgang Weber, Long Island University.
and Education–Dr. Solomon E. Asch, Brooklyn College, Student
Leader, Joseph Cohen, Brooklyn College.
War–Mr. Forrest M. Keen, Long Island University, Student Leader,
I.J. Selikoff, Seth Low College.
Delegates to the
conference are being chosen from Seth Low, Brooklyn and Long Island
University as representatives of clubs, classrooms, and unorganized
students. It is expected that over 400 delegates will attend the
conference, according to Beatrice Gomberg, chairman of the Anti-War
League. Brooklyn College delegates may register every day between 12
and 2 p.m. either in Student Council Room 69C, or at the desk near
407I.. A fee of ten cents is required from each delegate. Petitions for
those who wish to get to twenty-five signatures and thus become
delegates may also be secured at these desks.
"It is certain that
the national call for an anti-war strike on April 12 will be discussed
at the Conference," said Beatrice Gomberg. To date, only the Students
Christian Association has approved the strike. Many other groups are
expected to support the walkout which will be modeled as last year's
parade, More than 4,000 students protested against war last year in the
demonstration by the same college.s that are participating in the
Conference this year.
The seminars will
begin on Friday evening with addresses by the instructors from Brooklyn
College and Long Island University.. Each Seminar will also have a
student leader who will give a short introduction to the topic. If any
time remains after these introductions, the delegates will begin
morning, March 23, at 10 a.m., the seminars will be resumed and
resolutions will be introduced and voted on by each seminar. The
secretary of each seminar will give a report to the Resolutions
Committee which will meet from 12 to 2 p.m. This Committee will edit
the resolutions, draw up a preamble. and present a report to the
plenary session of the conference at 2 p.m. This will be the final
session, and all resolutions will be voted on by the floor. New
resolutions may be introduced.
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