HARDLY A FIFTH OF QUOTA IN SIGHT AS DRIVE NEARS CLOSE
Committee Appeals for Voluntary Contributions to be Left at Holworthy 6--Student Council Backs Plea.
With two days of the Student Friendship drive complete and two more remaining the amount collected stands at approximately $1000. The failure of Freshman collectors to report leaves the figure indefinite.
The soliciting in the early days of the drive is being done almost entirely among undergraduates, and no replies have yet been received from either graduate students or members of the faculty. Nevertheless, in view of the fact that almost $4000 of the total $5000 is expected from the college alone, the present showing is exceedingly discouraging, and in order that the 'University may equal the gifts of other American colleges, a far more generous response is necessary to the appeal of destitute students abroad.
Since the collectors are finding difficulty in reaching all members of the University, F. T. Baldwin '24 requested last night that those who have not been solicited should leave their subscriptions in Holworthy 6 during the day.
An important feature of the present campaign is that its expenses are being subscribed separately, so that every cent of the gifts received will be used in direct relief in Europe. From the fact that Harvard has contributed only once before to this cause, that the present drive is the only one to be conducted this year in the University, and that without help, learning abroad is likely to be destroyed entirely by the unparalleled sufferings among the students, the Student Council feels that it is highly important for the University to meet its quota.