-T- those applying to the total population. At the time the examination took plage, the official ration set by the Food Office amounted to 828 calories per day. The two dieticians helping in the examination noted an average consumation cf 1,301 calories, It should be pointed out in this conneotion ihat the examination took place on s Monday, 1.09., the calorie oonsumvastion examined was that of the previous day, à Sunday - a day, that is, on which people are wont to est nore. Through interviews with the dieticians, an appalling picture of the actual food situation among the students was obtainod, Ii was ascertained that a part of the students would work $ill late at night during the first two weeks of a ration period and thus use up the greater part of thoir rations. During the second part of the period, they have nothing to eat any longer ani have to rely on the charity of other people who give them now and then a piece of bread or some potatoes, A large number of students eat nothin; until noonw-tine unless they happen to get a plate of soup or something from their landlady. In any event, it has been entablished that the students, being, as they are, completely dependent upon the alotted rations, are | very badly off as fas as food is concerned, Both, from the standpoint cf health and in the intellectual propensities, then, the general deterioration of the food situation will doubtlessly be very notionl among the students of the Technische Hochschule." 44 e d^ i fow statements by individual students nay cerve a5 comnone taries to this general report. Galles à refuges student in the fourth semester states: "The mein problem which had to be faced from the outset was the financial problem, Even though I am now once more a Student, it isn't my studies which stand in the foreground but the task of earning my daily living. «.« For us students of technology the average number of lectures anounts to five hours per day, To oszn our living, ve have to work at least four hours p fe Twp to three hours have to be spent on studying. So each day presents to us ga varied program of working hours. ««« But all this could be managed if this inoressed work load did not collide with another problem, So wit, the food situation, ... 1t is, of course, possible to work with our present rations twelve hours a day for a short while, but in the long rum it becomes impossible. Put, alas, wo have hod an extremely oritical food situation for quite a long time by now. It would be a great help to us students if this situation oot be remedied in the near future," Colles n disabled refujgce-stuadent, second senester, writes: "Hosides food and clothes the main difficulties encountered by me pertain to books, You can't even get a sheet of writing paper withouw' handing in vaste payer in return for it, The other day i was lucky enough to be able to order a physico text, In exchange for twelve pounds of waste paper, to be sure. In order to procure this, I had to write home to send me twelve pounds of letters (the maximum weigh permitted for packages from the Russian mome is two pounds). That means 7,20 Eu in postage = a lot for me since I have to figure with | every penny I spend e."