Cinema: Harvard v. Scrubwomen

Jokes live a long time at Harvard. Sometimes these jokes, especially cartoons in the Harvard Lampoon, which occasionally transcend decency, return from death to plague their perpetrators. A "Lampy'' cartoon of two dirty hogs "rooting for Princeton" did much to cause the not-yet-healed breach between Harvard and Princeton. Another cartoon last week brought the Lampoon's editors a threat of criminal action by the district attorney of Middlesex County.

Old as egg-throwing as a source of youthfully brutal humor* is the college scrubwoman, "goody," "biddy" or...

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