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THREAT ADVANCED TO INDEPENDENCE OF HOUSE DANCES

Faculty and Student Representatives Convene to Study Problem -- Band Price May Be Limited

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In an effort to remedy the present unbridled manner of running House dances, House Masters are this spring fostering meetings of House faculty and undergraduate representatives to discuss the possibility of a central authoritative body to supervise dance arrangements.

Dean Hanford, who acts as secretary of the committee, pointed out yesterday that the committee was called on the suggestion of the House Masters and that the movement was in no way an effort on the part of University Hall to interfere in House activities or encourage centralization.

Criticism has been raised against the conflict of dates and extravagance of cost under the present system. Objection has been found to the high priced bands, the deficit incurred by most of the dance committees, and the non-restrictive attendance.

At the first meeting of the committee, attended by one student and one faculty member from each House, no definite decisions were reached. There was, however, a general concensus of opinion that orchestra prices should be limited to the neighborhood of 400 dollars, and that choice dates be evenly distributed; the advisability of admitting only House members and their guests was also discussed.

Dean Hanford stated yesterday that he had been asked to call a second meeting of the committee sometime after Divisionals.

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