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In an official statement issued from University Hall yesterday, Dean Hanford announces and explains the continuation of the House dining privilege plan for Freshmen.

As instituted a year and a half ago the plan seeks to give the Yardling an early knowledge of the Houses through allowing him to eat meals in the upperclass dormitories at no extra expense.

The dining extension follows Student Council and CRIMSON recommendations.

Privileges will start Thursday. The official statement follows:

Text of Statement

"The experimental plan of House dining hall privileges for Freshmen agreed to by the Masters in the spring of 1936 will be continued this year beginning Thursday, October 21. Freshmen who take their meals regularly at the Union will be allowed to take not more than one meal per week as the guest of an upperclassmen in any of the Houses, with the understanding that the meal will be charged against the Freshman's account at the Union. The upperclassman who is the Freshman's host must countersign the inter-House eating slip. The privilege will not apply on the occasions of special House dinners. It is understood that if unexpected loads on any of the House dining halls should occur too frequently, it may be necessary to require advance notice or else to limit the number of guests at any one time.

For the present the procedure will be substantially the same as in the case of inter-House dining among upperclassmen residing in the Houses. Both host and guest must sign a green guest slip, giving the class and college address of each. It will be the responsibility of the host to know whether the Freshman has previously been a guest during the current week. Only the first meal in each calendar week will be charged to the Freshman's account at the Union; additional meals in the same week will be charged to the accounts of the host or hosts.

The plan is based upon a recommendation made by a special committee of the Student Council in 1936."

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