The Press: A Matter of Taste

With its front page still carrying stories about the Greenlease kidnaping case (TIME, Oct. 12 et seq.), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week printed a brief announcement on its comic page in place of two popular comic strips: "The Buz Sawyer and Steve Roper serial strips have been omitted. They will not be restored until after the kidnaping episodes in both strips, which may be offensive to many readers at this time . . ." After the announcement appeared, the paper was flooded with letters, many approving the P-D's move. But other readers were just as strong against dropping the strips....

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