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Student Leaders Form New Group Advocating OPA

Meet at Phillips Brooks Today To Plan Demonstration; May Petition Congress for Action


The first meeting of a newly-formed committee to work for repassage of the original OPA act is scheduled for 1:30 o'clock this afternoon in the American Veterans Committee office in Phillips Brooks House, Stan Geller, organizer of the committee, announced last night.

Composed of nine student activity leaders, the committee, at its meeting today, will evolve a statement of purpose and plan for a demonstration to be held next week, Geller, a second year Law student, said.

Represent Fixed Income Group

Members are Richard Axt, AVC chapter chairman; William Barnes, Business School Student Association president; Richard D. Campbell, Student Council Food Relief Committee chairman; Robert Ogden, Phillips Brooks House chairman; Richard Rykoff, of the Harvard Law Review; Charles Sellers, Harvard Liberal Union president; Robert S. Sturgis, president of the CRIMSON, and Edric A. Weld, Jr., Student Council head.

"We feel that students, veterans in particular, as a group that has a limited fixed income, stand to be unfairly injured by the elimination of price controls and subsequent inflation," declared Geller.

May Send Petition

Purpose of the demonstration planned for next week is, in Geller's words, "to show Congress what we think is the overwhelming student sentiment in favor of our purpose, which is to save OPA." He said the committee may send a petition to Congress.

He emphasized that the committee men are acting individually and not as representatives of the organizations they head.

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