Education: Wistfully, the Weed

Astutely aware that the pleasant sinkholes where a man misspends his youth glow with unearthly allure as the green years recede, the proprietors of Leavitt & Peirce, a Cambridge (Mass.) tobacco hall and onetime pool hall, invited 31 old Harvard graduates to psalm their shop's 75th anniversary. Done up in a handsome volume that is illustrated by snapshots of mustached crewmen, football mastodons of the 1880s, and a sinful tintype of a 19th century Cambridge sybarite puffing a hookah, the sentimental replies set up a blue haze of reminiscence.

Low Bail. Drama Critic Brooks Atkinson ('17), stoutly denies that he was one...

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