Goodman The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas) 22 April 1954

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Goodman  The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas) 22 April 1954 - + NEW YORK if»—-An expert told Senate...
+ NEW YORK if»—-An expert told Senate investigators today that crime and horror comic books won't induce a well-adjusted boy! or girl to commit a crime, but may encourage an unstable youth Comic Books Influence Unstable Youth May to do so. Richard Clendenen, Washington. D. C., social worker and staff director director of a Senate subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, told a subcommittee subcommittee hearing 20 million “sadistic” “sadistic” comic books are sold each month. He said there was "substantial agreement’* among experts on the effect these crime and horror comics—which comics—which make up a fourth of the 422 different comic books published—have published—have on children, namely: 1. That reading such crime comics will not cause a “well- adjusted and well-socialized” boy or girl to go out and commit a crime. 2. That the hooks may, however, give support and sanction’* to disturbed disturbed children for “acting out their feelings of aggression." S. That the “most avid readers of crime comics are those who j qS"nt'i«* reSi,t ,hf,ir ,ugges,ive h«k.ndfbu? “the ^£."5.« i really rests in the hands of a rela-' tively few individuals”—centered \ Ork Citj . .... ... j For example, he said the Atlas j § group of comic books includes 45 I t.o 50 different comic books all nut 1 out under the Atlas trademark, nut § through 25 different corporations, f | all controlled by Mr. and Mrs. f Martin Goodman, of New York. Clendenen said advertising in | ; most crime and horror comic | f ! books is “objectionable.’*

Clipped from The Waco News-Tribune22 Apr 1954, ThuPage 7

The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas)22 Apr 1954, ThuPage 7
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