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By a margin of 114 ballots 1000 Harvard students rejected "government old-age pension" in a poll of student opinion conducted by the CRIMSON on Tuesday.

Results on the question from colleges nationwide will appear on Sunday in the New York Herald Tribune, sponsor of the poll, and again in tabloid in Monday's CRIMSON.

Remaining two issues on the ballot, government crop control and automobile traffic, will be discussed the following weeks, while it is planned to distribute further sets of ballots during the succeeding months.

Those in Favor

In the total of 431 who registered in favor of a plan for pensions were 74 Freshmen, 124 Sophomores, 115 Juniors, 99 Seniors, and 14 graduate students. One voter in the space marked "class" listed himself as "worker."

The negatives by classes ran just ahead of the affirmatives.

Those in favor were also asked to name the monthly sums which they would make available to single persons and to married couples and to set the age at which they believed a beneficiary should become eligible.

In answer, the greatest number of students, 152, put the first amount at from $40 to $50. 105 asked from $70 to $85 for cou7ples, while 145 voters decreed 60 as the eligibility age.

Tabulation

It is feared that the results are inconclusive because of the difficulty of replaying to the question by a simple "yes" or "no." Two persons each in favor of old-age insurance but each opposed to any plan approaching that of Mr. Townsend would have been in a position to mark their ballot either way.

A summary of the poll follows:

Total--976

Question "old age pensions": Yes 430  No 545

Of those answering yes: a--by classes Yes  No Seniors  99  114 Juniors  115  130 Sophomores  124  178 Freshmen 74  96 Graduate Students  14  15

b--for single persons $15-35  87 40--55  152 60  46 70--85  42 100  41 125  3 150  8 200  5 250  1 S1. Sc.*  24   c--for couple   $25  21 40--50--60  87 70-75-85  105 100  69 125  31 150  33 175  9 200  11 250  6 300  1 400  3 450  1 500  1 S1. Sc.*  23 *Sliding Scale d--ages for pension 50--58  33 60  145 62--64  9 65  125 67--70  43

Of those answering yes: a--by classes Yes  No Seniors  99  114 Juniors  115  130 Sophomores  124  178 Freshmen 74  96 Graduate Students  14  15

b--for single persons $15-35  87 40--55  152 60  46 70--85  42 100  41 125  3 150  8 200  5 250  1 S1. Sc.*  24   c--for couple   $25  21 40--50--60  87 70-75-85  105 100  69 125  31 150  33 175  9 200  11 250  6 300  1 400  3 450  1 500  1 S1. Sc.*  23 *Sliding Scale d--ages for pension 50--58  33 60  145 62--64  9 65  125 67--70  43

b--for single persons $15-35  87 40--55  152 60  46 70--85  42 100  41 125  3 150  8 200  5 250  1 S1. Sc.*  24   c--for couple   $25  21 40--50--60  87 70-75-85  105 100  69 125  31 150  33 175  9 200  11 250  6 300  1 400  3 450  1 500  1 S1. Sc.*  23 *Sliding Scale d--ages for pension 50--58  33 60  145 62--64  9 65  125 67--70  43

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