House Masters Will Not Alter Alcohol Policy

The masters of the 13 hours decided last night not to alter the University's restrictive three-week-old liquor policy.

At their monthly meeting last night, the masters also decided against letting houses apply for liquor licenses, which would have permited the houses to charge for drinks at parties.

The masters feel that more time is necessary to determine how effective the current rules are before altering them, said Thomas A. Dingman '67, assistant dean of the College for the Housing System.

Last week the masters' executive council came cut against proposals set forth by the Undergraduate Council to compensate for restricting liquor at parties by providing money for entertainment such as live bands.

In other action, the masters approved a plan to establish closer ties between houses and academic departments, making it necessary for tutors to earn their house's endorsement as well as that of their department. The plan "would attempt to move even more academic advising into the houses," Dingman said.

The masters also established a sub-committee to investigate possible activites for Harvard's 350th anniversary celebration next vear.