Several insurance companies are refusing to grant compulsory auto liability policies to Harvard students, because, owing to numerous accidents, they are poor risks. State Insurance Commissioner Merton L. Brown, however, when he heard of this situation, made it known that any student so rejected can appeal to a special board created for the purpose. If the board finds that he is acceptable, some company will be forced to grant him a policy.
S. Bruce Black, President of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, denied that his company had anything to do with this movement. He said that policies were granted purely on individual merit, and that there was no discrimination against any class.
In one particular case a student from the West was refused by four of five companies. The agent, in each case, upon learning he was a Harvard student threw up his hands and said: "We don't want your business."