Article Title

Jury to probe sale of lewd publications

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregon Statesman (Salem)

Date

1956

Challenged Material

indecent literature

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Marion County

Participants

grand jury in Marion County, several leaders of groups in the community

Outcome

A grand jury will begin investigating the legality of the sale of these types of materials.

Abstract

A Marion County grand jury investigation of sales of indecent publications in the county is about to begin. Many of the witnesses set to testify are aiming to bring about greater enforcement of state laws concerning the marketing of books and magazines considered by some as unfit for public consumption.

Keywords

grand jury, indecent literature, distributors, book sales, Mrs. John Pfeifer

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