The Press: Crimson's Mother

Tongue in cheek, the Harvard Crimson solemnly printed a letter from "a Radcliffe Mother" pleading for the drafting of Harvard's 18-year-olds. Wrote Mother: "Every weekend [my daughter] goes out with a Harvard boy 18 years old, and I say draft him and his kind, the whole lot of them, the quicker the better. Mothers . . . should see him simpering on her doorstep, his fuzzy face shining and insipid, his white shoes dirty and scuffed. They should hear his simple-minded conversation . . . Put him in uniform, give him the experience which...

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