GNYSFL

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Chapter 10 of the SFL, the Greater New York SFL, also sometimes called the Manhattan SFL or the New York SFL.


From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
In the spring of 1938 the QSFL became the Greater New York branch of the SFL. The Wollheimists were members, and in July moved that the chapter send a delegate to the American Youth Congress (which turned out to be a Communist Front organization.) Taurasi refused to allow the motion, since it would have required a special contribution from the membership to defray the delegate's expenses. Impeachment was begun, but dropped when it appeared that the majority would support Taurasi against them. At the next meeting the Wollheimists made a motion to cancel Will Sykora's membership for arrears of dues; Taurasi refused to allow this because Sykora was not there to defend himself. T was again impeached and this time removed, though by SFL rules he must still be nominal director since his was the lowest SFL serial number. However, rather than raise this point, he resigned and took others with him. Sykora carried the matter to Margulies, then editor of TWS, and M dissolved the GNYSFL. New charters were to be granted only on condition that Wollheim and Sykora never be in the same chapter. This incident crystallized the Triumvirate, who formed a new QSFL, while the Wollheimists became the Futurian Society of New York.


From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
In the spring of 1938 the QSFL became the Greater New York branch of the SFL. The Wollheimists were members, and in July moved that the chapter send a delegate to the American Youth Congress, which was a Communist Front organization. Director Taurasi refused to allow the motion, as unconstitutional, because it would require all the members to make a special contribution to defray the delegate's expenses. Impeachment charges were brot, but dropped when it appeared that the majority would not approve them. At the next meeting, however, they brot up the matter of Sykora's membership. He had been a member before the Wollheimists, but attended infrequently after they came in, as in the case of the SFCC, and his dues fell into arrears. A motion was made to cancel his membership, which Taurasi refused to allow because the club constitution required that a member be present in case of expulsion proceedings against him. Taurasi was again impeached, and this time removed, tho by SFL rules he must still be nominal director, having the smallest SFL serial number. However, he resigned and took others with him. Sykora carried the matter to Margulies, editor of TWS, and M dissolved the GNYSFL. New charters were to be granted only on condition that Wollheim and Sykora never be in the same chapter. This incident crystallized the Triumvirate, who formed a new QSFL, while the Wollheimists became the Futurian Society of New York.

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