The Phillips Brooks House annual $5000 endowment fund drive opened last night with a dinner to 60 Sophomore and Junior solicitors given in the Trophy Room of the Union. After the dinner officials of Phillips Brooks House spoke. Mr. W. I. Tibbetts '17, Graduate Secretary of the Phillips Brooks House Association, announced that 5 men of the University had already pledged $685 to the fund. B. DeL. Nash '23, who is in charge of the drive, outlined to the solicitors the methods and arguments to be used by them in their canvass of the dormitories.
Money to Aid Social Service
Arthur Bean '11, former Graduate Secretary, told solicitors what the money would be used for. Men who are unable to help Phillips Brooks in its social service work are asked each year to contribute money to keep other workers in the field, Bean said. The money obtained in this weeks campaign will be used to assist boys clubs in the poorer districts of Boston, to provide Christmas entertainments for the poor, salaries for secretaries who work among them, and in various other ways.
It is expected that the $5000 will be raised entirely in cash. Returns of the drive will be compiled by five secretaries G. C. Benedict '23, P. W. Butman '23, S. C. Badger '23, S. B. Andrew '23, and A. H. Gordon '23. These men will meet with the 60 solicitors at the Crimson Building every evening at 7 o'clock, where they will keep account of the money received during the day, and announce the result.
The territory assigned each solicitor at the meeting averages between fifteen or twenty rooms in one or two floors of a dormitory. Contributions will be accepted at Phillips Brooks House from men who have been missed by solicitors in the dormitory canvass. The drive will close at 8 o'clock on Friday evening, October 7.