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matter to Assistant Leotjt fiariz$t$m,who has rendered x
an official opinion, approved by Acting Corporation
Counsel Beckwith, that underjhelaw The Day Book is a
newspaper and that the, police have no right, to bar -it
from the newspaper stands? - '
The Corporation Counsel's official opinion was de
livered to Supt, of Police McWeeny this, morning, and is
William H. Sexton, Corporation Counsel.
CITY OF CHICAGO,
In re The Day Boole
as a newspaper. "
Hon. John JVIcWeeny, General Superintendent of Police:
Dear Sir: You referred to tluVoffice a copy of a
publication known as "The Day Bookand asked to be
advised whether .the same should be considered a daily
newspaper so that it may be exhibited' on. newspaper
stands in accordance with section 2471 of the code.
. , We'have now under consideration a .question relat- -ing.
to section 2471, which goes to. the validity of( same,
and in replying to your question concerning "Tfie Day "
Book" we do not wish to.be understood as passing on the
question of the.Validity of the ordinance.. - , - ,
So far as this publication is concerned, we find that
it is headed "AnAdless Daily Newspaper;" r -It, is' in
magazine form rather than in the. conventional news
paper form. In examining the issue dated xlf arch- 25,",
191 3,-we find there, are some items purporting to be local
news items, which cover about a page and a half. Fol
lowing tliese are what purport to be telegraphic new
items, some sporting news, and short items, evidently in
"tended as editorial matters. There seems to be no class
ification. Everything is printed in the order in which it
happens to be received.
t While publication is very far frpnT' what is or-