The Press: Maddiction

The reading primer ("Easy little steps for muddy little feet") is completely Mad: "My teacher is Miss Furd. I tell the school board Miss Furd is a Commie. Miss Furd is through in this town . . . This is Bobby Smith. He is our playmate. Bobby sells reefers to the other children in school."

Through such zany mockery of the solemn, the pretentious and the inane, the bimonthly Mad is compiling a growth chart that is no laughing matter. For its sixth-anniversary number out last week, Mad printed 1,300,000 copies, a 100% increase...

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