SEARCHING FOR BOOKS IN STUDENTS' ROOM STOPPED

The searching of students' rooms to recover books illegally taken from House libraries was outlawed yesterday by R. P. Blake, Director of the University Library.

In a public statement, answering charges in a CRIMSON editorial, Blake declared that the policy for recovery of books had permitted the search of the rooms of students who might reasonably be suspected of having them; but that it had not been intended that the search should be made by undergraduate librarian assistants.