November 7, 1935, Pages 1, 3
Mr. S. Van Nichols
Lectures On Peace
political isolation impossible today, Sir S. B. Van Nichols, chairman
of the Association of the League of Nations, advocated American
entrance into the League in his address on "Peace" at the second
Freshman chapel yesterday.
remarks to the "thinking youth of America today," the speaker stressed
the necessity of "breaking the United Slates away from provincialism."
Towards that end, the Association of the League of Nations has
introduced into the U. S. Senate, a resolution providing for United
Stales membership in the League.
As regards the
immediate world condition of aggravated nationalism, Mr. Nichols
believes the League to be a "practical organization that also acts as a
sounding-board of international opinion." He continued, "Sometimes
ideals of one decade the solutions of another. At the time of its
inception, the League was regarded as an impractical sentimentality.
Today it is a concrete means of averting the vast stupidity of war."
Mr. Nichols cited
as an example of the League's progress, the present application of
economic pressure to Italy, an action the League was not strong enough
to sustain in 1932, when Japan invaded Manchuria.
therefore looks to youth, not patronizingly as former generations have
done, but hopefully because youth controls the world's destiny,"
concluded Mr. Nichols.
A. Boylan concluded the assembly with a reference to tomorrow's Peace
mobilization which he called "an experiment to test t he students'
sincerity and sense of responsibility."
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