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One graduate of the Class of '41 left a valuable possession behind in his Winthrop House room when he left Cambridge last spring.

The Sophomore who took over the vacated chamber found, hidden under a pile of old corks and cigar bands, a small but potent metal filing box containing 74 cards. On each card was written a girl's name, her status (Wellesley, deb, Raymor, etc.), her telephone number and address, and her rating on an A to E scale.

The girls were rated on four classifications--complexion, figure, looks, and brain, and most had some comment across the bottom of the card. "Free and easy" and "Torrid" were the most common remarks. One card significantly revealed two words: "Hot" with a line drawn through it, and directly beneath it, "Reformed."

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