AYC OVERRULED IN NOTE TO PRESIDENT
Over one hundred undergraduates have signed a petition endorsing the sentiments expressed by President Roosevelt in his speech to the American Youth Congress during its Washington rally. In an attempt to clarify the stand of the Congress, a Town Meeting of Youth has been called at Faneuil Hall for 8 o'clock tonight.
Purporting to be "more representative of student opinion here than the Harvard members of the A. Y. C.", the petition expresses sympathy with Finland in her struggle with Russia, asserts that Russia, not Finland, is the aggressor in the war, and suggests that the opinions of the Youth Congress be not imputed to the majority of American youth.
The Town Meeting of Youth tonight is intended to present and clarify the problems to be faced by the youth of Massachusetts. Joseph Cadden, Executive Secretary of the American Youth Congress, will report on what was done by the Congress last week in Washington.
Scenes from "Bury the Dead," antiwar play, will be presented by the Dramatic Committee of the Harvard Student Union. The legislative program of the C. I. O. will be explained by Clive Knowles, State Organizer of Labor's Non-partisan League. Gabriel Piemonte, former chairman of the North End Planning Board, will speak on the need for youth centers; Henry Deas, Chairman of the New England Council of Colored Youth, will speak on the activities of colored youth in New England; and Nathaniel Mills, Jr. will speak on what the Massachusetts Youth Council is planning to do to to help keep America out of war and to help pass the American Youth Act.