Green is President Of Defense League
Hemisphere Approved At Meeting
With the note of belligerency becoming ever more dominant in its policy, the Harvard Student Defense League added a resolution recognizing the possibility of sending troops out of the hemisphere to its credo and elected Wingate Green '41 its permanent President in a meeting last night.
The resolution was adopted with only two dissenting votes after a lively discussion concerning foreign policy. An amendment favoring full aid to Britain and economic sanctions against Japan was deferred as not necessary to the credo although general support for it was voiced.
During the discussion Robert B. Kent '43 stated with the approbation of the group that what the amendment really meant was full aid to Britian until such a time as "intervention shall be necessary for defense."
Opposition to this point of view was expressed by Fred A. Ossanna '42 who advocated neutrality for the United States, pointing out that it would take two billion tons of shipping to even send an army of 200,000, a proposition quite beyond consideration for us at present. He urged that we should build an adequate defense, and stop shipping our implements of war--the direct antithesis of the credo of the League.
Officers elected at the meeting other than Green were: Vice-president, Lee A. Dimond '41; Secretary, Royal G. Whiting '42; Treasurer, Arthur Viner '42.