Representatives from six local colleges met last night in the Lowell House common room to hear Mrs. Elizabeth Jacobs outline the policies and purposes of the National Committee on Food for the Small Democracies.
Headed by Herbert Hoover, who filled a similar position in Belgian relief during the last war, the organization plans to negotiate with England and Germany for permission to send through shipments of food to Belgium, Holland, Norway, Finland, and Poland.
Food to Be Kept From Nazis
Stemming the tide of starvation which has already reached dangerous proportions in Belgium and Holland will not necessarily mean that America will be feeding Germany. Careful control of the shipments, allowing only one at a time to pass through the blockade, together with local supervision of distribution, will reduce all possibilities of Germany capturing more than three days' supply at the utmost.
The only apparent obstacle to the shipment of food is the attitude of Winston Churchill, who is firm in his conviction of twenty years that what goes in the front door of the democracies may be taken out the back deer to feed the Nazi armies.
That he places great faith in American public opinion is a well known fact, and the committee intends to build our sympathy for relief into an American demand which will bring the English to the desired action.
Harvard's part in the movement will be in the form of a student group which hopes to stimulate active support for their cause, and by that sympathy to contribute to the national current of opinion which the committee is working to create.