Editorial, November 1, 1935, Page 2
A STUDENT-FACULTY MOBILIZATION
Friday, November 8, all who sincerely wish for peace will join an eleventh hour mobilization to demonstrate their desire to work for its establishment and maintenance.
Friday, November 8, President Boylan is discontinuing classes between the hours of eleven and twelve "in order to give the students the opportunity to express themselves in favor of world peace."
But it is not only the students who must unite in a peace movement; it is not only the students who will be involved in a war if it comes; it is not only the students who will be sacrificed for the ends of calloused war makers in the event of a world conflagration.
The teaching staffs, too, have their part to play in a war–a part that is not a particularly playful one. It is they who will be forced to feed romantic lies to youth, to propagandize on the glorious art of cutting throats, should the nation become embroiled in a war. Upon them will devolve the duty of instilling young people with a hatred for each other and a desire to kill each other. It is they who will make the plans and organize the program for wholesale destruction.
But do our teachers want to some day boast of sending thousands to a horrible death? We think not. We think that they are as much opposed to war as their students are. We think that they, too, will welcome "the opportunity to express themselves in favor of world peace." We think that they, too, recognize the fact that no war can come unless we wish it, that the establishment of peace depends entirely upon our free will. We know that they, too, realize the necessity for working determinedly against the ideas of war.
That is why we are asking them to join our ranks next Friday at eleven as we announce to the world that never shall we follow a crazed leader who asks us to kill'and be killed. That is why we are asking them to announce with us that we shall strive for humanitarian ends and not for war.
And that is why we know that they will answer our call, and unite with us in the Armistice MOBILIZATION FOR PEACE.