Article Title

Group to keep alive crime comics battle

Authors

Newspaper

Oregon Journal (Portland)

Date

8-30-1948

Challenged Material

crime comics

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Oregon, but mostly Portland

Participants

The Citizens Committee on Crime Comics

Outcome

Decided to continue to find and ban/censor comics with objectionable material

Abstract

The Citizens Committee on Crime Comics voted to continue its work on banning crime comics but also decided not to pursue additional legislation against them. They adopted resolutions restricting their activities to Portland because of difficulty finding enough people to read through all comics to check for lewdness, "blood and thunder," or the glorification of crime. Another resolution was passed stating that a book could only be banned if 2 people recommended it. Other resolutions are described.

Keywords

Citizens Committee on Crime Comics, crime comics, Attorney General George Neuner, Norman Bay, Oregon State Senator Jack Lynch, Oregon Congress of Parents and Teachers, violence, values, sexually explicit, sexual

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