To the Editors of the Crimson:
I commend you for taking a firm stand against the flagrant price raising practices currently in vogue. That you have the courage to assert your opposition publicly and boldly is heartening to us who depend on you to defend student interest.
Leading your list should be the Harvard Athlete Association, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge 38. On last Tuesday night, the night set aside for students' wives, my wife went to H. A. A.'s pool for a swim. She was required to pay fifty cents for admission instead of the usual thirty-five. Next day I sought an explanation for this 42 percent increase. The reply, "Oh, the A.A. announced a general increase in all fees July 1."
Is the H. A. A. in dire financial straits if it is, wouldn't it be more decent for it to shaw a little moral courage by raising the price of the Student's Participation Ticket enough to get the organization out of debt. Or did the price of handballs go up with the murder of OPA, causing increased operating costs To tax a student's wife, already hard pressed to find an occasional evening's recreation within her vet-husband's 90-buck budget, an extra 40-odd percent for a swim is a practice that surely will not bring praise to the Harvard Athletic Association. John Lawrence. '50a.