Press: Dirt Swept

As widely expected, public authorities were finally provoked to action by the new crop of dirty magazines (TiME, December 28). The sweeping began several weeks ago in cities scattered throughout the U. S., was made conspicuous last fortnight by arrests of newsdealers in Washington, D. C. As its publishers had feared would happen, Ballyhoo was included in the clean-up of its much dirtier imitators, Hooey, Slapstick and the defunct Tickle-Me-Too. In every city where the cases were finally disposed of—Memphis, Knoxville, Atlanta, Richmond, Elizabeth and Newark, N. J.; Spokane, Bellingham and Yakima,...

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