Matthiessen Obtains Test On Ban of "Strange Fruit"

Professor F.O. Matthlessen's month-long search for a test case on the unofficial banning of the book "Strange Fruit" was climaxed Tuesday when Cambridge police confiscated a copy of the novel sold by Abraham Isenstadt of the University Law Book Exchange to Bernard De Voto, prominent American author.

The Civil Liberties Union will defend Isenstadt and DeVoto, who will be arraigned next Saturday for selling and purchasing literature containing obscene language. Working with the Civil Liberties Union have been the Harvard Liberal Union, who canvassed Cambridge bookstores for a test case, and the American Youth for Democracy, which presented a pettion to the Coop requesting that the Coop make the test.