The Press: Purity of Thought

The half-million readers of Tokyo's Sun Photo Times were shocked. Stark on Page One was a photo of a man & woman in an Indiana nudist camp (see cut).

Tokyo's five-month-old tabloid had a ready explanation for its shocker. Editor Yoshio Kaneko was just doing his best to teach his readers Western democratic habits. U.S. nudist camps are noted for purity of thought, said Sun Photo Times; "wouldn't it be a good idea if the members of Japan's Diet [which includes 39 women] deliberated . . . while naked?"

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