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Committee Evaluates Over 250 For Harvard Police Chief Post

A seven-member committee has begun to evaluate over 266 applications in search of a replacement for University Police Chief Robert Tonis, who will retire in June.

The committee expects to have a final list of seven applicants by November and one of the seven will be a woman, Stephen S. J. Hall, vice president for administration and chairman of the search committee, said Wednesday.

Tonis, who has served as University Police chief for 12 years, will turn 66-the mandatory retirement age for his post--in February and retire in June, 1975.

Hall stressed that "a lot of consideration will be given to affirmative action" in the search. The committee has advertised for the job in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, higher education magazines, and has contacted 44 employment agencies starting since May.

The committee has interviewed six applicants and eliminated two, and will interview six or seven more before choosing Tonis's replacement, Hall said. Hall declined to name specific applicants, but did say that one in the final pool will be a woman.