Article Title

Dealer acquitted of indecent book sale: Jury deliberates 10 hours prior to verdict

Authors

Newspaper

Capital Journal (Salem)

Date

1-26-1957

Challenged Material

Men into beasts by George Sylvester Viereck; any other indecent literature

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Marion County

Participants

Claude Cummings, Circuit Judge Val D. Sloper, Deputy District Attorney C. L. Marsters, Defense Attorney Bruce Williams

Outcome

The distributor and defendant was acquitted by the jury 11 to 1.

Abstract

Claude Cummings, on trial after being indicted by a grand jury for selling "Men into Beasts", was acquitted on a vote of 11 to 1.

Keywords

Claude Cummings, trial, "Men into Beasts", indecent literature, acquittal, book sales

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