The Press: Midwest Murders

Midwest newspapers last week splashed through such an orgy of Sex and Murder as rarely falls to the lot of a headline-writer. One was in Peoria, Ill.; two were in Chicago; the last was in Cleveland.

Peoria. The Trial of the Obscene Picture Man was straight Good & Evil. Good was Mildred Hallmark, 19, pretty, self-respecting hostess in a cafeteria who had been found stripped, raped and murdered in a Peoria cemetery ditch last June. During last week's trial Midwest newspapers temporarily promoted her from a cafeteria hostess to a night club...

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