Presidential Straw Vote Puts Dewey Well Ahead in University, Radcliffe

Wallace Loses to Thomas by Two

Harvard University and Radcliffe have designated Governor Thomas E. Dewey their choice for president.

Final results of a CRIMSON poll, tabulated last night, give Dewey 1897 votes, or 54.8 percent of the 3460 ballots cast by both students and Faculty.

President Truman got 838 votes, Thomas 237, Wallace 235, and Thurmond 97. Ninety-three voters were undecided, while 68 cast write-in ballots.

In the College, Dewey field close to a three to one lead over Truman, 1013 to 508. Thomas again led Wallace 151 to 133, while Thurmond got 81 votes.

Aside from the Business School, which voted four to one for Dewey, the graduate schools represented the lone strongholds of Democratic sentiment in the University.

Graduate School

The Law School backed Truman over Dewey by a 68 to 54 vote, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also endorsed the President, 57 to 40. Assorted ballots from the Divinity School, the School of Design, the School of Engineering, the School of Public Administration, and the School of Education also gave Truman an edge.

Late returns from the Harvard Faculty maintained Dewey's four to one edge over Truman, as the Republican standard bearer garnered 368 votes to Truman's 92.

Radcliffe for Dewey

Radcliffe's administration endorsed Dewey with nine votes to two for Truman and two for Thomas. Annex students also supported Dewey.

Actual voting will be heavy among the Faculty and graduate students, light at the College, and sparse at Radcliffe. Of the Faculty, over 95 percent expect to vote tomorrow.

Two-thirds of the graduate students who cast ballots in the straw vote plan to go to the polls, compared with under 30 percent at the College, and just over 10 percent at Radcliffe. The chief cause of the declining figures appeared to be ago, residence, and absentee ballot requirements. Results of Crimson Presidential Poll College by Houses  DEWEY  TRUMAN  THOMAS   WALLACE  THURMOND  UNDECIDED  OTHER Adams  156  58  23  11  4  9  12 Dudley  68  41  12  9  1  3  5 Dunster  69  52  11  15  3  7  5 Eliot  105  54  10  6  12  1  6 Kirkland  100  47  12  22  19  2  3 Leverett  120  76  24  17  12  9  9 Lowell  135  52  22  12  6  6  4 Union  190  95  26  33  17  7  8 Winthrop  70  33  11  8  7  1  8 College by Classes Freshman  210  104  34  40  20  9  8 Sophomore  243  120  34  23  23  14  18 Junior  316  131  49  25  19  13  16 Senior  244  153  34  45  19  9  13 Total College  1013  508  151  133  81  45  55 Business School  120  31  4  2  5  5  2 Law School  54  68  13  10  2  6  4 G.S. or A. & S  40  57  17  19  2  2  4 Other Grad. Schs.  12  14  4  5  0  0  0 Radcliffe  281  61  26  43  5  12  3 Harvard Faculty  368  92  20  23  2  23  0 Radcliffe Admin.  9  2  2  0  0  0  0 TOTAL  1897  833  287  285  97  93  68