Only one dissenting voice was heard yesterday morning as 500 anti-war strikers resolved in favor of the Nye-Kvale bill to abolish compulsory R.O.T.C. in Government controlled colleges.
Harvard's third annual peace demonstration, child of the Harvard and Radcliffe Student Unions, the Cambridge Teachers' Union, and the Avukah Society, passed off in Sanders Theatre without a discordant note.
Plenty of Yard Police and newspapermen were on hand, but the disorderly performances of the last two years' outdoor meetings were not repeated.
Prall and the "Fight for Peace"
Thomas H. Quinn '36 presided. As first speaker to be introduced, David W. Prall, associate professor of Philosophy, analyzed the ethical considerations on which the flight for peace must be waged.
"Passive resistance is not our line; we must use forceful measures", and "our fight against war must be waged (now) in time of peace." "Nor are our personal views enough."
"We must find out whom and what we are fighting. We must discover our friends and joining with them be justified in doing anything to make war difficult." For "our enemies are active and lie everywhere in ambush."
Darvall Looks to Europe
Frank Darvall, noted English scholar and lecturer, discussed recent British sentiment in regard to foreign affairs. With this as an example he pressed the fight for peace on the European front, the "need to eliminate war as an instrument of national policy but not to attack the principle of an international police to preserve peace, by force if necessary.
"When disputes arise they must be settled by international action, by a court or by a police army."
As representative of the students, Robert J. Cumming '38, final speaker, carried the attack against compulsory R.O.T.C.