HOARDING BOOKS

The motto "Education at any price" is more and more popular. When reading is assigned or recommended in a book of which only one copy has reached the libraries of Greater Boston, certain lovers of learning usually appropriate it from the shelves of Widener two days before the hour examination and browse through it. When the examination has passed the book reappears. Common considerations of honesty and fair play do not deter these people; they brave the fear of discovery and the wrath of the librarian in their omnivorous search for knowledge. To call these people schoolboys is to understate the case; a schoolboy sometimes doesn't know any better.