Spicy/Speed Western Stories
Spicy Western Stories was one of the notorious Spicy pulps published by Culture Publications in the late 1930s which concentrated on a simple formula - fast action stories laced with sex. It ran for six years under that title before the forces of reform forced it to change to the rather more sedate Speed Western Stories.
Note that from 1936 through late 1937, most issues appeared in two different versions - one uncensored and the other self-censored. The censored version was identifiable by a star within a box located at the top of the cover. Little information is known about the differences between these issues but some, at least, contained different stories and possibly had different covers. The covers for the censored versions are displayed in parallel below the uncensored covers.
SHE HERDED HIM AROUND—E. HOFFMAN PRICE
“Ain't no female can herd me around!” Grimes swore. But Elma was going to teach him different, with her insistence that he become a rancher instead of hunting for gold in Mexico
She didn’t look like a girl you’d find in a Muddy Water barroom; and Jim was more interested in solving payroll robberies than he was in women until . . .
FEUD'S END—E. HOFFMANN PRICE
When Simon Bolivar Grimes killed her daddy, naturally Melinda would have nothing more to do with him. But romance proves itself as long-lived as the proverbial cat when he saves her from a stampeded herd