The Press: All Lustful

The U.S.'s first state board of censorship on literature was set up in Georgia last week. Its purpose: to keep "obscene" literature out of the state. When the Georgia legislature passed the bill to create the board last month, Atlanta Constitution Editor Ralph McGill warned that the definition of obscenity is "so vague" that the law "lends itself to distortion and abuses." The bill's definition of obscenity: "Literature offensive to chastity or modesty." Last week, when the three-man board took office, it became plain how right Editor McGill had been. Board Chairman James Wesberry, a Baptist minister, was asked whether works...

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