November 1, 1935, Page 4
Denies Club Right
To Vote On Peace
Said Club Should Be Disbanded
If Vote Was Taken On
Declaring that the
German club would be disbanded if any vote or discussion of next
Friday's peace mobilization was held, Professor Luise Haessler,
chairman of the German department forbade the members to vote or
discuss the matter at the meeting Wednesday.
said that she "represents Brooklyn College in the German department"
and that "students should obey the regulations of this city
institution. No student has the right to hold such meetings and make
resolutions–you are not dictators. You may not vote on this matter at
all and if you attempt to do so I shall immediately dissolve the chub."
When one student
suggested that since the administration at City College had set aside
an hour for the mobilization, President Boylan might do so also if
approached by the students, Professor Haessler stated that ''students
should have the courtesy to wait for the President to act."
president of the German Club, said that she thinks "students may
initiate a movement for such a vital cause as world peace without being
accused of discourtesy or infringement of the laws of the college or
city, especially since in. this present peace mobilization most of the
authorities are with us, and also considering the favorable attitude of
President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull. This
divergence of opinion between Professor Haessler and the students
should be taken up by both sides and clarified to prevent future
The main feature of
the regular program was a talk by Dorothy Zaconick a mcmber of the
club, on her experiences in Vienna at the time of the outbreak of
fascist terror in 1931. As a student of puppetry, mingling with the
intelligentsia of the city, Miss Zaconick met many of the victims of
Dolfuss s persecution and witnessed the estruction of the "beautiful
communal homes of the workers."
As a benefit for
the Austrian refuges a puppet play, Mickey Mouse in Vienna,
will be staged by the German club and the Masquers in December.
A theatre party to
"Die Mausefalle," a musical revue produced by :m affiliate of the New
Theatre League, will be held by the German club November 17. Tickets
priced at thirty-five cents each, may he secured by communicating
through locker 907C.
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