The Press: Outlawed

Edmund Davie Fulton, Tory member of Canada's Parliament from Kamloops, B.C., had never read a crime comic until some of his worried constituents sent him a batch two years ago. Shocked by the gory yarns, 33-year-old Tory Fulton, onetime Rhodes scholar and wartime infantry officer in Italy, began a crusade. He thundered for Parliament to outlaw such comics, most of which are published in Toronto from mats shipped in by U.S. publishers.

Fulton presented evidence from psychologists, juvenile judges and educators that the gory comics (Canadian circulation 5,000,000 a year v. an estimated 145 million in the U.S.) have a bad effect...

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