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Harvard's wheat-sellers have sold enough grain to feed 5,000 Indians for one month.

The two-day drive ended at 8 p.m. last night with $4,000, or 38 tons of wheat for India. Chairman Richard A. Chartier 1D said the response was much more than he had expected.

"We had counted on just a small gesture," he said. "But everyone was enthusiastic. Two Wellesley dorms took up collections; so did some churches and business houses."

There were a few gifts of $100, Charter said. One graduate student cashed in a $98 war bond.

"We are only attempting to tap the interest that is already existent," he added. "There was no attempt to convince people. We hope this dramatization will be matched elsewhere--there's some indication that a national drive may be starting."

But the final task rests with Congress, Chartier said. "What individuals can do is important psychologically; but nutritionally it's a government problem. Policy considerations ought to be secondary, and human needs primary."

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