Education: The Most Vulgar Thing11

The author of the letter signed "A Radcliffe Mother" seemed to be bursting with indignation. The current issue of the Lampoon, Harvard humor magazine, said the letter, was "simply the most vulgar thing I have ever seen." Cambridge police agreed: two days after the issue hit the newsstands the cops banned its sale. For the first time since 1935, when it printed a burlesque of William Faulkner called "Desire Below the Mason-Dixon Line" and the whole staff was obliged to resign, the Lampoon was in headline-size trouble.

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