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By Adele M. Rosen

The organizers of the four-day anti-war fast, which already has over 300 students committed, submitted a letter to Dean Watson yesterday requesting a partial refund on the meals missed by the fasters.

The money would be given to the American Friends Service Committee to aid war refugees in both North and South Vietnam, Robert B. Gass '69, one of the fast's organizers, said yesterday.

Twice in 1964 when groups of over 500 Cliffies fasted for one dinner, the college administration donated 50 cents for each of the fasters--once to the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and another time to needy Mississippi families.

Thirty-nine students and two professors at Boston University have joined the Harvard fast. Gass said the B.U. organizers expect more students to join the fast in the next few days.

Fasters Will Recruit

The fasters will recruit volunteers to work for various anti-war groups "so that this symbolic action will lead to a long-term committment," Gass said. They will distribute pamphlets describing local and campus anti-war groups.

The fast will commence at noon on Sunday with a gathering of all the participants and will end with another meeting and a symbolic eating of bread. Gass said he hoped to organize a teach-in for one of the nights of the fast.

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