National Affairs: Decency Squabble

Scores of spectators crowded into the Senate galleries last week all prepared to be shocked and-scandalized by a public reading of obscene literature. On the floor Senators braced themselves for a stirring day. Stacked on the desk of Utah's tall, leathery-faced Reed Smoot were such volumes as David Herbert Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover,* George Moore's Story Teller's Holiday, Frank Harris's My Life and Loves, Honore de Balzac's Droll Tales, the Kama Sutra, Robert Burns's, unexpurgated Poems, Joseph Moncure March's The Wild Party, Casanova's Memoirs.

Aflame with zeal, Senator Smoot was about to ask...

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