Article Title

Jurors to scan book under attack as indecent

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregon Statesman (Salem)

Date

11-29-1956

Challenged Material

A dame called Murder by Robert O. Saber

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Marion County

Participants

Mrs. John Pfeifer, grand jury, Judge George Duncan

Photo Caption

To help them decide whether a book, introduced as evidence in a Marion County Circuit Court case, is indecent, members of the jury Wednesday were each given a copy to read at home. Bailiff Rose Howard is shown above handing the first copy to juror Leo Reimann. Other jurors, awaiting their copies, include (list of names)

Abstract

Jurors on a Marion County grand jury investigating a case regarding sales of "indecent literature" were given copies of the book "A Dame Called Murder" as a possible example of such literature. The principal witness against the sale of indecent literature, Mrs. John Pfeifer, was not permitted to testify because her opinion was deemed an invasion of the rights of the jury.

Keywords

grand jury, Marion County, Mrs. John Pfeifer, censorship, indecent literature, book sales

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