LOUISIANA: Rats In the Pantry

In the gay days of Author Owen Johnson's imperishable Dink Stover, ruthless upperclassmen used to "sell" to bug-eyed freshmen their radiators, wash-stands, fire-escapes and other dormitory fixtures.

In the gay days of Dr. James Monroe Smith as head of Louisiana State University, a Federal Grand Jury in New Orleans charged last week, a ruthless group of five politicos sold L. S. U. the Bienville Hotel for $575,000, lock, stock & barrel, then sold the hotel fixtures again to the University for another $75,000.

Not only that, said the Grand Jury, but the politicos...

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