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Several thousand people could be crowded into the bowels of Lamont in the event of an air raid, Keyes D. Metcalf, director of the University Library, told the CRIMSON last night. "It would be pretty stuffy," he admitted, "but it could be done."
The possibility of utilizing the libraries as bomb shelters was brought up Monday at a Cambridge council meeting when Councilman Edward A. Sullivan suggested negotiating with University officials for the use of Lamont and Widener. Metcalf said that he had not as yet been contacted.
Metcalf said that Lamont's air conditioning system would not supply a large group of people for any length of time.
He pointed out, however, that in case of an air raid, it would not be likely that many students would have time to get to the libraries.
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