There'll be no fried chicken tonight for the 450 'Cliffe-dwellers who eat in the college's dormitory dining rooms, and there'll be less bread--and no meatballs--on Tuesdays. Radcliffe undergraduates, getting a full week's planned by Harvard, are by official action giving complete support to President Truman's plan.
Menus, slashed by the omission of meat on Tuesdays and eggs and poultry on Thursdays, will offer fish and cheese dishes as substitutes. Fewer rolls and slices of bread will be served both in the dormitories and in Agassiz House cafeteria, which feeds a daily quota of 500 students at noon.
Here at Harvard, Student Council representatives are conferring with University officials attempting to outline a program that will meet President Truman's request for food conservation. Since the University buys its food and sets its menus at least a week before the students encounter them in the dining halls, no action was possible this week.
The $100 a month which will be saved by the Radcliffe economies outlined by Miss Lillian Burdakin, college dietitian, will be added to the Radcliffe Student Government's contribution to European student relief.
Radcliffe's adoption of the conservation plan supplanted an undergraduate movement for voluntary self-rationing in the dormitories.
"The college is cooperating to the fullest extent to support the President's program," said Dean Mildred P. Sherman yesterday. "Furthermore, the Board of Hall Presidents is expecting to launch a 'Wage War on Food Waste' campaign. I hope it succeeds."