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Yale men may have to clean their own rooms and make their own beds next year, and perhaps sooner, if the university in New Haven executes a plan announced Saturday that would dismiss 70 maids before fall.

The move is an economy measure, in conjunction with faculty cutting, which Yale has been mapping in anticipation of an enrollment drop next year due to the draft.

Employees there, however, object to the program, and will start picketing administration offices this Thursday. The newly formed union, a local of the Federation of University Employees Unions held a protest meeting Friday at which speakers asked all employees to "unite against our biggest enemy--Yale."

The union plans to picket Yale Clubs in New York, Philadelphia, and other major cities, and to form a line at Commencement, where the marchers will be robed in caps and gowns.

Prior to the announcement of the maids' dismissal, wage negotiations between the university and the union broke down.

In addition to the maids, 25 campus guards are being fired. This means there will be guards on duty only 16 hours a day instead of 24 hours as at present.

If the proposed plan is compiled as scheduled, it will mean discontinuance of maid service, in all students' rooms before next year's spring term begins. About half of the guard will also go.

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