714 MASTER REGISTRATION MELEE; OLD STUDENTS ENTER 9-12:30 TODAY
Cohen Wins Crimson By Speedy Signing
677 more members of what is without question the largest and is considered by some to be the brainiest class to enter in Harvard's history signed and shoved their way through the registration melee yesterday to swell the roster of the Class of '46 to within three of the predicted 1380. New Provisional Students swelled the total to 714 newcomers.
700 June Freshmen and 2200 upperclassmen will follow suit today from 9 to 12:30 o'clock and Monday from 9 to 5 o'clock, to raise the total winter enrollment to a nearly normal 3580.
Cohen Wins Crimson
Some suspicion on Dean Buck's comment that this class "contains more potential ability" than any other, was shed by the fact that it took fully one-half hour for the fleetest of the Freshmen, Herbert M. Cohen, of Lawrence, to thread his way through the rigmarole of enrollment and earn his free copy of the CRIMSON. Apologies for the generally leisurely progress of the Yardlings were made by the registrars, who nevertheless admitted that the procedure was somewhat more complicated than usual.
Most spectacular of the new arrivals was that of Harish C. Mahinda, nephew of the Indian supply mission chief in Washington, D. C., who came from Calcutta by plane, crossing several battlefields in the process.
"Except for the time when we were mistakenly attacked by a British war plane while flying across Africa, the trip here was uneventful," he said.