Felix S. Cohen, who was prominent in the campaign to end compulsory military training at City College, and approximately twenty other students of the college whose scholastic standing meets the requirements for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholastic fraternity, were not elected to membership at the regular meeting of the local chapter of the fraternity, it was reported yesterday. Cohen was a candidate for membership in the fraternity last June, it was said, but was not elected then, either.
Lewis Sayre Burchard, president of the local chapter, denied that Cohen and the other candidates had been refused admittance because of Cohen’s recent prominence in opposing compulsory military training at the college. “I feel confident that all the men will be elected to the chapter next February at our regular meeting,” he said.
Arthur Dickson, secretary of the local chapter, declined to comment on this action. “A by-law of the fraternity prevents our discussing meetings with outsiders,” he said.