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EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON :- In the communication in your issue of the 16th, the old complaint about lighting the library at night is brought up; and perhaps it is just as well not to let the matter be forgotten, but at the same time we must not be unreasonable in our demands and complaints. In the first place the danger from fire is great. Gore Hall itself-I do not speak of the wing containing the stack-is anything but fire-proof. It is, perhaps, not generally known, that those apparently substantial columns in the waiting-room are in reality hollow, and composed for the most part of laths and plaster. Secondly, financial considerations stand in the way; for the recent bequests to the library were all made with special purposes in view, and the overseers cannot legally divert the funds from those purposes.

Now, I think any fair-minded person will see that it is not "obstinacy and stubborness" that restrain the overseers, and that until they get more money-and money which they can usethey are as helpless as ourselves. Gore Hall needs to be remodeled, if not partly rebuilt; for the light in the daytime, except on the brightest days, is very deficient and ill-arranged. The library authorities have such a scheme in consideration, but it clearly would be poor policy to commence the undertaking before they have enough money to carry it through. The proper place, it seems to me, to start the sentiment that is the kind of bequest most needed just now, is right here among the undergraduates. '90.

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