Asked To Protest
A move to draft a
letter which will be sent to President Roosevelt and Secretary of War
Dern protesting the war manouevres in the Pacific Ocean was passed by
Student Council, by a vote of 16 to 9, at Wednesday's meeting. The
letter is first to be sent to President William A. Boylan, with a
request that he send it in the name of Brooklyn College.
discussion, Helen Friedland, president of Council raised objections to
this motion, stating that the members of Council were not sufficiently
informed on the issue to vote on the motion intelligently. "An issue of
this nature is far afield from Council's jurisdiction and if to be
acted upon, must be considered carefully," said Miss Friedland.
assistant treasurer of Council, speaking as a representative of the
Student Christian Association, explained that similar letters have
already been sent by various college presidents throughout the country.
The S. C. A. she said, has already protested the manouevers, as they
are hampering the progressive Japanese student movement in this
treasurer of Council and Sivia Friedman, chairman of the Course of
Study committee were chosen to represent Council at the Anti-War
Conference to be held at First Presbyterian Church, today and tomorrow.
Speaking on the conference Sylvia Werner, vice-president of Council,
explained that Seth Low, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College
are to participate in making plans for the anti-war strike in their
colleges on April 12, and in discussing the student anti-war situation.
representing Council or the Potpourri staff, announced that
copies of the first issue of the magazine will be sold to non S. A. B.
members three days before they will he distributed to S. A. B. members.
This measure was
adopted to insure sufficient funds to publish the remaining tw issues
of the magazine for this term. Copies will be set aside for SAB
members, however, and there is no possibility of a shortage.
The by-law of the
Council situation relating to the S. A. B. drive was ratified. The S.
A. B. drive will be closed at the end of the fourth week after the
beginning of the semester and will not be re-opened.
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May 20, 2004