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To the Editor if the Crimson:

It is not often that I become antagonistic to a group, but after Thursday evening's episode, I sincerely feel that the Harvard Student Union should be severely censured.

Promising an audience of two hundred people, the Harvard Student invited three men prominent in local civic life to address it. These men graciously appeared without any remuneration to address a group interested in the pertinent problem of housing.

At the meeting, which I myself, not a member of the Harvard Student Union but interested in housing, attended, there were only thirteen people in the audience, including the guest speakers.


This is a direct effrontery to the speakers who kindly gave their time. If the Harvard Student Union can only number thirteen or less, interested members, what right have they to misrepresent themselves with a membership of two hundred people? If their members have no interest in their meetings, how can they invite prominent men to address them?

In conclusion, I feel that it should be noted that the Harvard Student Union has no connection with the University. Again, the Harvard Student Union misrepresents itself.

In conclusion, is it strange that a local legislator should introduce a bill to tax college property, when such an organization as the Harvard Student Union is allowed to exist while promoting such antagonism to local public officials? Henry E. Weiss '41