Princeton, N. J., December 17.--The result of last night's canvassing for the Student Relief Drive was $509.50, bringing the total to $2,015.50. The drive closes tomorrow night.
"To help those who are in need; to contribute to the preservation of higher education; to promote a spirit of friendship among students, which may eventually do much to secure peace in the world--these three aims make the Student Friendship Fund the most attractive international undertaking now presented to the students of this country."
This statement was made yesterday to a CRIMSON reporter by Miss Ada L. Comstock, President of Radcliffe College, in behalf of the $5000 drive for the Student Friendship Fund, which will be launched in the University on January 7. This sum will be one of the last contributions to the fund of $176,000 which the colleges of the United States are raising for the relief of European students. Yale collected $5000 over a month ago, and Princeton completed a similar drive last-week.
Fund Makes Higher Education Possible
According to a recent report by John R. Mott, chairman of the organization, the World Student Christian Federation, under whose auspices the European Relief Association administers the Funds undertook the work of relief in 1920 as a temporary measure to alleviate the extreme distress among European students. Each year succeeding, it has been constrained to continue the work by the fact that, without it, higher education in the striken countries would virtually, have to be abandoned. The contributions of American colleges have largely made this continuation possible.
Since 1920, the Association has spent $1,500,000 among European students. It has served over 22,000,000 meals, and has distributed 436,000 articles of clothing, 70,000 books, and 430 tons of coal.