They Shall Not Pass


(Ed. Note--The Crimson does not necessarily endorse opinions expressed in printed communications. No attention will be paid to anonymous letters and only under special conditions, at the request of the writer, will names be withheld.)

To The Editor of The CRIMSON:

One of the greatest sources of inconvenience to the in the University is the large number of locked gates which confront one at every turn, especially those guarding Widener. To have to walk a half a mile out of your way each night to get at your books is inconvenient to say the least. It has occurred to me that perhaps through the columns of the CRIMSON some pressure might be brought to bear to open one of the gates leading into Widener at Plympton Street.

Another item of no small inconvenience is the position of the ground entrance into Widener. Why must that polite old gentleman who examines your books be stationed at the east door of the library? Why can't his person and function be transferred to the Massachusetts Avenue entrance, which is the most convenient for all members of the Houses, especially those who intend to use the elevator which is only fifty feet from that entrance?

I know these are very minor details, but if they will add to our convenience, why not consider seriously putting them into effect? (Name withheld by request.)