March 8, 1935, Page ?
14 STUDENT PICKETS
ARE FOUND GUILTY
Nine Boys And Five Girls Get
Suspended Sentences; To
Try 7 Girls Mar. 29
Verdicts of guilty
with suspended sentences were delivered upon nine Brooklyn College boys
and five girls, charged with disorderly conduct while picketing Dean's
Cafeteria February 13 and 15. The decision concerning the boys was
handed down Wednesday by Magistrate Mason at the Adolescents Court
while that of the girls was handed clown after the trial Tuesday by
Magistrate Rudich in the Sixth District Court. The decision on the boys
has been pending for about two weeks.
Rudich of the Sixth District Court admonished the girls for "running
around with half-baked ideas from Russia, Germany, and Italy;
boycotting a legitimate business instead of attending to your own, and
taking sides with the strikers without a knowledge of the merits of the
controversy." He also criticized the students for "not paying attention
to their studies" and "imbibing the knowledge which this generous
municipality supplies to them."
In answer to the
statement of Mr. Samueet Puner, the attorney for the defense, that "the
Constitution guarantees them the right to assemble peacefully
anywhere," Magistrate Rudich called the students a "misguided lot." "As
you grow older," he continued, "you will realize that you are doing
nothing but a lot of harm. Your rights under the Constitution end just
where the rights of Dean's Cafeteria begin."
attorney objected to the decision, asserting that the "Constitutional
rights of free speech and assemblage are paramount and apply to
everybody." He cited the ruling of Magistrate Thomas F. Casey in the
same court which said the students were in their constitutional rights
in picketing Dean's cafeteria.
Adolph C. Kiendl,
trustee in receivership for the cafeteria, said that the cafeteria had
been forced to close, and would be sold at auction because of the
activities of Brooklyn College students.
The date Inc the
hearing of seven girls arrested February 14 was set for. March 29 at
the Sixth District Court.
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