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Many students in courses in Philosophy and History in which much outside reading is required, have been exasperated beyond all reasonable limit of endurance by the custom, which has become quite prevalent, of taking reserved books from the library on unlimited and unrecorded leases. Those who are guilty of this breach of fairness are without doubt thoughtless of the rights of others, rather than deliberate disturbers of the college peace. Thoughtlessness, however, is no excuse. Protests have been made so that now everyone must know that he is committing a theft when he deprives others of rights belonging to all, by this selfish pilfering. A few lessons in criminal law would not be out of place to those who are guilty of this abuse.

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