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Columbia Cuts Maid Service for Rooms

Columbia drastically cut maid services in its men's dormitories last week. This was the second curtailment of maid services in less than a year at Morning side Heights.

Under the new system, maids will make up beds weekly instead of daily and will change linens and give the room a thorough cleaning on that day.

The last curtailment of maid services came December, 1951, when six day a week cleaning was cut to a Monday-to-Friday schedule.

According to the directors of the University Men's Residence Halls, the service curtailment will offset an increase in residence hall expenses. The new expenses resulted from a five-percent across the board wage increase granted over the summer to all Columbia maintenance employees.

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