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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, December 01, 1905, Image 9

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The Hobart Herald artless grace and beauty— artless to the one who doesn’t know much, of the old time custom and tradition, have departed and are departing more and more, day by day. Yet there remains in the interior, out of the way places, most of the o ld life ; and in the open places, the old life exists under a surface which deceives the stranger — a surface composed of our civilization. Below it all there is still the rule of the dead. Editorial Of late there have been many complaints about R E A D I N G magazines being taken from the club room or being ROOM cut up for pictures or various other reasons. This P jR I V I I y l^ G lJS . is no doubt done with no thought as to its wrong. The magazines and papers are the property of the college library and are placed in the reading room not because they have to be, but so as to give the student body a chance to read them at any time they choose without going through the formality of drawing them out on a personal card. Every copy that is lost or mutilated there­ fore before it can be placed on the library shelves has to be replaced by the college library. In this way money which might be invested in valuable and ntce^ary books is practically thrown away because some one has thoughtlessly taken away some popular magazine or cut out some article from them. But aside from thr-. detriment to the college library, the student body is in danger of loo-ing its privileges. The librarian can with perfect justice refuse to place magazines down on the reading room table. This of course would make the magazines practically inaccessible to the student body thereby depriving each and every man of hours of enjoyment. Let every man therefore be careful not to cut up or carry away any periodical in the club room. Bear in mind that each man’s liberties and privileges are in your keeping,and that it is your duty to do nothing that will destroy them.

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