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Sputnik should be an incentive for the United States to devote more attention to education, said President Pusey, at a dinner in New York Thursday night.

The dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, signalled the opening of the Program for Harvard College in the New York metropolitan area. Nearly a fourth of the total $82 million has been received either through contributions or pledges, it was announced last night.

Pusey called the Soviet satellite "a triumph of Soviet technology which points to the seriousness with which the Russians regard the technical side of education...We would do well to be as serious about our own superb and diverse enterprise as are the Russians." He stressed the importance of making a "consistent surge of effort" towards education, rather than "moving from one temporary objective to another as each emergency arises."

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