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Harvard's embryonic date bureau received the first official notice yesterday as its sponsors went to University Hall to ask permission to run it, and were refused.
Officers of the bureau have not yet despaired, however, and the Harvard Date Bureau, or some date bureau, is sure to be the outcome of their plans. Just what will ensue eventually is not yet known, but Harvard men are sure to get their dates in return for the fee.
Yesterday the bureau was termed "rah, rah," by the dean of records, who did not want his name to be used. He refused the students permission to use their rooms as offices for the business since Harvard buildings are tax-free, and business men in the Square are apt to object if business is transacted in rooms which are not taxable. Permission to name the budding girl-securing business the Harvard Date Bureau was also refused by the same dean.
25 Cents a Date
Another dean when consulted said, "It's all right if you don't charge anything." Directors of the bureau thought this unfair, however, considering it only just that they get their 25 cent registration fee and their nominal sum fee of 15 cents for each date given out.
As the situation stands at present, the amateur procureurs are planning to obtain an office outside of the College buildings and use that as their administrative headquarters. Some other name than that of Harvard Date Bureau will be thought up between now and the end of the examination period when the business goes into full swing.
With contacts established at a number of colleges in the vicinity, the directors would find it very hard to step out now. Already agents have been appointed at Wellesley, Radcliffe, Sargent, Boston University, and the Massachusetts School of Art.
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