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Charging "that the University will be guilty of neglect if it allows its athletic facilities to dwindle to the extent contemplated by Mr. Bingham" in the event that a $10 levy on every student is not exacted, Arthur W. Todd '35, retiring Intramural Sports Manager and Third Marshal of the Class of 1935, has outlined in a letter to the CRIMSON a seven-point program with which the H.A.A. could meet its annual deficits.

Compulsory Fee

"There is no reason why a compulsory fee for exercise should not be levied in the manner of the Infirmary fee," he writes. "The facilities provided are infinitely better, and they provide for the student on the many days that he is well, rather than on the few when he is not.

He feels that if coaching were not to be given in many of the minor sports, "the majority of men will get little benefit from their exercise, either in improved skill in one sport or in the better physical and mental condition that results from supervised exercise."

Seven Point Program

Todd's seven point program is as follows:

1. Compulsory fee of $10 on all undergraduates, and the usual fees as at present for others.

2. Abolition of locker and House squash fees.

3. Abolition of H.A.A. support for all Jayvee teams, and for polo, fencing, lacrosse, and possibly soccer. (He feels that these sports are an acquired taste since there is little training in secondary schools, and so could be dispensed with.)

4. Meals to be eliminated from trip expenses.

5. Laundry to be done at individual's expense.

6. Maintenance of all Freshman teams, save those noted above, and of all present House athletic facilities, including coaches for football and crew.

7. The addition of House soccer and House hockey.

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