For Hamilton F. Potter, Jr. '50, who has been deluged with wired offers from United Press, Advertising Age, etc., after the response of six lovelies to his want ad in the CRIMSON stating, "Jilted Freshman desires 120 lbs. of American womanhood," the fun ended last evening when he received a stultifying message from pater.
Those in the know are inclined to believe that among the people who read the ad were a Boston Globe reporter and photographer. Ideas popped; and shortly later, as Potter entered his room in Straus Hall to be greeted by the girls plus a section of the Globe staff, flash bulbs also popped.
Bystanders, who have commented on the starting coincidence between the arrivals of the girls and the Globe news-hounds, were inclined to believe that the whole story was merely an application of the old newspaper adage: "If you can't find news, make it."
Late last night brought one consoling message to quieted Freshman Potter. Wired cousin Rudi, "Congratulations! Send me any surplus, collect."