Press: Bans-of-the-Week

The magazines: Ken, Esquire, Film Fun, Thrilling Love, and 24 others; in Ann Arbor, Mich. The agency: ordinance committee of the city council, consisting of three University of Michigan professors, three local businessmen and a tailor. Authority: an ordinance passed in 1895 prohibiting the distribution of obscene literature, providing for fines or jail sentences for violators. After two days of loud protest from the university campus. Ken and Esquire were removed from the banned list on condition that they refrain from publishing obscene matter. Judge of obscene matter: City Attorney William M. Laird.

The magazine: American Mercury for June; in Providence, R....

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