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Solicitors with little pink and white cards will start their rounds of College dormitories today, as the 1950 edition of the Combined Charities officially opens.
The card is changed to include the names of eight charities, two more than last year, and a group representing one of the excluded organizations is distressed.
Last year, the World Students Service Fund received $2,400 through the Combined Charities Drive and according to the W.S.S.F. committee heads, "We'll consider it fortunate if we get $600 on write-ins this year."
Stephen R. Petschek '53, chairman of the W.S.S.F. group, has stated that, while the student committee for W.S.S.F. understands the point of view of the Combined Charities Committee, we believe that the W.S.S.F. is a worthwhile charity. We would like to have contributions this year to keep a record of continuous support of W.S.S.F. from Harvard, but next year, we'd like to see it back on the Combined Charities card."
W.S.S.F. May Be Written in
Drive chairman Robert P. Hyde has replied, "On the basis on information they provided and we were able to and out, we picked the eight organizations who made the most effective use of their money, and W.S.S.F. wasn't one of them. There is, however, a place on the bottom of the card where the name of any recognized charity may be written in."
The local committee for W.S.S.F. is composed of representatives of N.S.A., Hillel, Student Christian Movement, Appleton Club, and United Ministry.
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