Chicago Tribune

POSTOFFICE OPEN TO VICE REPORTS
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Order Barring Commissionís Finding Rescinded By Assistant Attorney General
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DUE TO SUMNERíS FIGHT
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Authors Promise No Further Issue; Remaining 1,800 Copies Will Be Issued.
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Postmaster D. A. Campbell yesterday received instructions to allow the 1,800 remaining copies of the report of the vice commission of Chicago to pass through the mails. R. P. Goodwin, assistant attorney general issued the order.

Some time ago 800 copies were barred from the mails. It is greatly through the efforts of Dean Walter T. Sumner, chairman of the commission, that the order has been rescinded.

No Other Edition Planned.

Goodwinís letter follows:

Washington, D. C., Oct. 13, 1911 — The Postmaster, Chicago, Ill., Sir: Dean Walter T. Sumner, chairman of the vice commission of the city of Chicago, has informed the department that there are still about 1,800 copies of the present edition of the report entitled "The Social Evil in Chicago," which have not been distributed, and that it is not the intention of the commission to have any further copies printed.

In view of the character of the book and its restricted circulation, and the facts in the matter as stated by Dean Sumner, the postmaster general considers it proper to allow the remaining copies of the present edition to pass through the mails.

You will therefore accept for mailing copies of the present edition as they may be presented at your office.

Respectfully,
R. P. Goodwin
Assistant Attorney General.

 

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