February 18, 1936
Professor Alice D. Snyder from the English department represented the Vassar chapter of the American Association of University Professors at a hearing before the Assembly in Albany, at which ministers, teachers and members of faculty and student organizations urged repeal of the Ives Law, which demanded the oath of allegiance from teachers. Professor Henry S. White of the department of mathematics also attended the hearing. He reported "In fifty years of teaching I have never known any members of the faculty...to be guilty of seditious activities."
Speaking in opposition to repeal, Edward N. Scheiberling, state commander of the American Legion said, “We believe in Americanism. Any red-blooded American is proud to take an Oath by God. We want to keep the Constitution inviolate.” The New York Times