Article Title

"Shocked" jury acts; Magazine trial near

Authors

Victor B. Fryer

Newspaper

Capital Journal (Salem)

Date

8-1-1956

Challenged Material

A dame called Murder, Men into beasts

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Salem, Oregon

Participants

grand jury, District Attorney Kenneth Brown, American News agency, Salem News agency

Outcome

Two magazine distributors were arrested.

Abstract

Two Salem area magazine distributors were arrested after a grand jury returned indictments. Both were charged with selling indecent literature, namely the pocket books "Men into Beasts" and "A Dame Called Murder." The author then goes on to propose a number of ways to address the problem of indecent literature on newstands.

Keywords

grand jury, indictments, magazine distributors, indecent literature, values

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