The Press: Ban-of-the-Week

The magazines: Esquire, Ballyhoo, Film Fun, Peek, See, Sex Guide, Sheer Folly and 97 others; in Denver, Colo. The agency: a committee headed by Right Reverend Hugh L. McMenamin, rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Reason: pictures and advertisements "suggestive of sex." Authority: Colorado law forbids distribution of obscene literature, provides for mandatory fines and jail sentences for violators. Fortnight ago. Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton of Denver appointed the McMenamin committee, instructed his police to enforce any bans it might make. If magazine distributors object to police action, they can sue the...

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