Education: Humoresque

The editors of the Harvard Lampoon had been temporarily relieved to discover that it was only the rival Harvard Crimson, not an outraged Radcliffe mother, that had started the fuss over the off-color cartoons in the parody issue called Pontoon (TIME, Nov. 13). But by last week Poonsters were finding very little humor in the upshot. After a month of evidence-gathering, Middlesex County District Attorney George E. Thompson went before a grand jury, got an indictment against "Harvard Lampoon, Inc." for "selling and distributing" obscene pamphlets.

This week Lampoon appeared in court, pleaded guilty to the indictment, got off with a fine...

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