Books: Facts of Life

WHO'S OBSCENE?—Mary Ware Dennett —Vanguard ($2.50).

Says Section 211 of the U. S. Penal Code: "Every obscene, lewd, or lascivious, and every filthy book, pamphlet, picture, paper, letter, writing, print, or other publication of an indecent character ... is hereby declared to be nonmailable matter and shall not be conveyed in the mails. . . ." In April, 1929, Mrs. Mary Ware Dennett was convicted in a Brooklyn Federal court under this statute. She had written and sent through the mails a pamphlet, The Sex Side of Life. Last month her conviction was...

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