Education: Mike's Exorcism

Michael A. Sullivan is father of nine, a truck drivers' boss, a member of the Cambridge (Mass.) City Council and a fighting Irishman. Mr. Sullivan mortally hates & fears Communism. A year ago, in his zeal to stamp it out, he fist-brawled with Harvard undergraduates. Last week reckless Mr. Sullivan introduced, and his Council unanimously passed, a resolution directing that the words Lenin and Leningrad be expunged from every piece of printed matter in Cambridge, but failed to say what would happen if they were not. Stalin was not mentioned, nor Stalingrad, nor Communism, nor U. S. S. R. Mr. Sullivan...

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