The Press: The Experts Blushed

For two weeks witnesses had been testifying that Esquire is a clean-living, right-minded magazine (TIME, Nov. 1). Now the Post Office Department had its inning. To the witness chair in Washington trooped a psychiatrist, clergymen, an educator, a clubwoman, all Washingtonians. Gum-chewing, spectacled P.O. Attorney William C. O'Brien put them through their paces. Esquire's attorney, quick-witted Bruce Bromley, thoughtfully tripped them.

Psychiatrist Benjamin Karpman studied a magazine illustration (of a nude) handed him by Attorney Bromley, found it "sexually stimulating." Bromley promptly turned the magazine's cover, showed that the picture was in...

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