Cinema: Censor

Liberal Governor George Howard Earle's hand-picked chairman of Pennsylvania's cinema censorship board is Peggy Palmer, whose late husband A. Mitchell Palmer, as U. S. Attorney General, was the greatest Red-baiter of his day. In a hearing of an appeal against the board's banning of the Soviet-made Baltic Deputy, Mrs. Palmer last week showed her particolors. Her testimony: "The acting was the most magnificent I have seen since I've been on the board. ... I don't like Communism, so the picture is not the type I want to see shown in Pennsylvania."


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