The Hemisphere: Student Rag

"What would be the reaction of Canadians," asked a Toronto Globe and Mail columnist last week, "if students at the University of Wisconsin draped themselves like the Ku Klux Klan, formed a procession and hanged and burned an effigy of Premier Leslie Frost. Prime Minister St. Laurent or George Drew?"

The newspaper had fixed its disapproving glance on a Halloween rag at the University of Toronto in which undergraduates staged a mock lynching and burned U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy in effigy. Shrouded in bedsheet hoods, hundreds of students swarmed across the campus chanting,...