Last week's reverberations of the Mrs. Mary Ware Dennett obscenity trial (TIME, May 6):
Mrs. Dennett, fined $300 for mailing her "obscene" pamphlet, The Sex Side of Life, appealed the conviction. She said that she would go to jail rather than pay.
C. E. Dunbar, Washington postoffice inspector, volunteered that he had tricked Mrs. Dennett into sending her pamphlet to a "Mrs. Carl A. Miles" (himself), at Grottoes, Va. An official of the Daughters of the American Revolution, he said, had urged him to attack her.
Publicity from the trial and conviction brought Mrs. Dennett...