The Nation-Scattered Alarms

June 1953
New Republic;6/29/53, Vol. 128 Issue 26, p17
The article reports on the stories from San Antonio, St. Cloud and Boston told in the preceding pages have their parallels in communities all over America. The Police Chief of Youngstown, Ohio, recently issued to newsdealers a list of more than 400 books which he found objectionable. The Cleveland anti-crime, anti-smut ordinance met determined opposition from librarian Quincy L. Mumford, from publishers and other citizens, on the ground that the proposed ordinance would in effect place literature in a straitejacket.


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