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The document that 605 out of 788 Princeton sophomores had signed last fall had been an undisguised ultimatum. Unless the entire sophomore class got invitations to join one of the university's 17 select upperclassmen's eating clubs, the 605 pledged that they themselves would join no clubs at all (TIME, Dec. 19). As Princetonians knew, such a boycott, if carried through, might be the beginning of the end for the clubs.

As the annual "bicker" (rushing) period drew near last month, President Harold W. Dodds stepped in with a suggestion. Why not set up an 18th club, so that the 10% or 15%...

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