There were more than 500 of them this year, and they swarmed through the University brightening the lives of most students, particularly the freshmen in the yard.
At the invitation of PBH, more than 500 kids came to the University Saturday for a day of just plain fun. Boat rides on the Charles, free lunch at PBH, movies at Lowell Lecture Hall, tours of the CRIMSON and a visit with the CRIMSON's pet mouse, Andrew, highlighlighted a day which also included an Olympia at Soldiers Field, a trip to the top of Holyoke Center, and swimming in the IAB.
To the youngsters who came from as far away as the state reform school near Worcester, it was all worth it as the heretofore impersonal University opened its doors especially for them. One token of the kids' enthusiasm came at lunch, when two boys approached a PBH officer and asked him for lunch tickets. "Where's your group?" queried the officer. "We don't have one. We just heard that we could get a free lunch here."