Harvard will take it on the chin financially if Congress passes the draft, and only a new jump in tuition and rent will pull it out of the red.
Dean Bender yesterday predicted that the Andrews Bill would pull 500 men out of the College each year, and that the Faculty would vote new price increases to offset the resulting deficit.
These rises will not come next year, he said, but will almost certainly take place in 1949 if the draft goes through.
100 More Freshmen
The College will accept at least 100 extra Freshmen next year should the Bill become a law, Dean Bender added. This would jack the Class of 1952 up to 1200 students.
It is unlikely, he said, that the College will return to such emergency war-time measures as mid-term graduations, accelerated courses, and a special summer term. The final decision on those lines depends on the eventual wording of the law, the exemptions and deferments, and the number of students who would be called.
Army Wants College Men
Dean Bender based his 500-men-per-year figure on the same facts that the CRIMSON cited yesterday in deriving the odds of one draftee for every five students. He added, however, that College students would be hit harder than average, since the Army wants man with high IQ's and since few students have dependents.
This means that the College will be 1800 students shy during the present and last year of a draft, he explained. The resulting deficit would be $525,000--Just