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Peace Poll to Crystallize Anti-War Sentiment Among Colleges


Harvard students are now receiving their peace poll ballots which the Literary Digest in connection with the Association of College Editors is sending to over 100 colleges in an effort to crystallize nationwide undergraduate anti-war sentiment.

Contained in the ballot are five questions dealing with three fields of military participation, America and another great war, Government control of munitions and war resources, and United States entry into the League of Nations.

In commenting on the ballot Charles L. Whipple '35, spokesman of the National Student League, called the poll "silly since it implies an issue of pacifism impossible in a government pledged to capitalism." Frederick DeW. Bolman, Jr. '35, president of the Debating Council, was hopeful that the poll would actively arouse undergraduate opinion and discussion on pacifism, a subject hitherto regarded almost in the light of fanaticism.

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