Press: Sumner v. Macfadden

Natural enemies are Publisher Bernarr ("Body Love") Macfadden and New York's Society for the Suppression of Vice, founded by the late famed reformer Anthony Comstock and now headed by thin-lipped John Saxton Sumner. As early as 1905 Publisher Macfadden ran afoul of the Society because of a "Health Rally" in Madison Square Garden. Last week occurred another climax in the feud: Mr. Sumner's Society was awarded $10,000 damages in a $100,000 libel suit against Mr. Macfadden's tabloid Evening (porno) Graphic.

The libel case arose out of the introduction in 1927 of a...

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