November 7, 1935, Pages 1, 3
TO HOLD PEACE MOBILIZATION TOMORROW
To Mobilize In Two Contingents
In MarchTo Borough Hall Park;
President Boylan Dismisses Classes
FIVE THOUSAND STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS
ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN DEMONSTRATION:
STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO SPEAK
In accordance with
President William A. Boylan's proclamation, all classes will be closed
tomorrow at 11 o'clock while students and faculty members of Brooklyn
College mobilize at Borough Hall in a mass demonstration against war.
Sponsored by the broadest united front ever established in the college,
the mobilization is expected to enlist the support of more than 5,000
students and faculty members.
statement that classes discontinued tomorrow between the hours of 11
and 12 "for the purpose of permitting students to demonstrate in a
becoming manner in favor of world peace" has been commended by the
Association of Instructors, Tutors and Fellows, which will be
rpresented at the mobilization by Mr. Francis P. Kilcoyne, president of
the Association. Student organizations endorsing the mobilization
include both men's and. women's Student Councils, Spotlight and
Pioneer, and about thirty extra-curricular activities.
At 10:45 a.m., the
end of the second period, students will form a line of march in front
of the College buildings. There will he two contingents. The first,
composed of students coming from Pearl, Lawrence and Willoughby, will
march down Pearl Street to Tillary Street, then turn left and go down
Fulton to Borough Hall. The second contingent will be composed of
students from the Court and Joralemon building. Demonstrators from C o
u r t Street will march down Livingston Street, turning right on
Clinton Street. There they will Ice joined by the Joralemon groups, and
the entire contingent will continue down Clinton to Fulton Street,
which leads into Borourgh Hall.
During the march
the following slogans will be chanted:
Schools, not battleships!
No compulsory ROTC!
Mobilize against war!
Hands off Ethiopia!
Educate against war!
Boylan has expressed a desire that the college not join with any other
institution in the mobilization, representatives from the Student
Council and newspaper of Seth Low junior College have been conferring
with the Brooklyn College mobilization committee. Both Seth Low and
Long Island University will join the mobilization in Borough Hall.
The speakers at the
demonstration include Mr. Francis P. Kilcoyne, representing the
Association of Instructors, Tutors and Fellows, Al Ehrlich, Men's
Student Council, Christian Jonaessen, Student. Christian Association,
Leo Rifkin, National Student League and a speaker from the Student
league for Industrial Democracy. There will also be a faculty and
student speaker from Seth Low. Eli Jaffe, editor of Pioneer,
will be chairman of the demonstration. The meeting will be opened by a
two minute silence period after which taps will be blown,
The Oxford pledge,
although one of the basic planks of the National Mobilization
committee, will not be administered at the demonstration as it was last
year. This concession has been granted by the Brooklyn Mobilization
committee in order to keep the cooperation of President Boylan, the
Student Christian Association, and Men's Student Council, who objected
to the pledge, which declares "I refuse to support the government of
the United Stales in any war it may undertake."
A leaflet, to be
issued by the Peace Mobilization committee, will include statements
from all supporting organizations clarifying their position on the
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