"Like rats out of a sewer," said one witness of the aftermath. Another described a lingering "could of brilliant yellow smoke." So ended the fun at Freedom Square last midnight when an army surplus smoke bomb thrown into the window of the Harvard Lampoon from Bow St. brought the festivities of election night to an end.
The 'Poonies had been having the time of their lives, what with all the newly elected candidates blind drunk, smeared with shaving cream, and crawling around on the sidewalks. Then a spoil-sport Cambridge policeman forced the fun-loving humor writers back into their Castle. They streamed out with towels over their faces shortly afterwards when an unidentified student (who can say why?) hurried the bomb into their fortress.