U.S. Department of Justice



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United States Government (July 18, 1956)


The following is furnished for the Bureau for information purposes in regard to Interstate Transportation of Obscene Matters in St. Louis.

Sergeant X of the St. Louis Police Department Morality Squad was contacted concerning the arrest of several persons for allegedly offering obscene literature for sale. Sergeant X advised that the following persons, owners and operators of news stands, had been arrested, during March, April and May 1956 and charged with, "Possession of Obscene literature with intent to sell or display to a minor," in violation of city ordinance:

Sergeant X advised that the persons arrested and indicted had been in possession of the magazines named, "CONFIDENTIAL" and "BRONZE THRILLS." Numerous other books and magazines were confiscated and turned over to X legal adviser to the Board of Review for Juvenile Readers, of the City of St. Louis and of the City Counselor's Office.