Court case for waitresses at the Cellar in Ft. Worth
to l a n d the ! Jury Can't Â£reeOn the _ ^"^ Indecency | KORT WORTH (UP1)- Fort Worth's bohemian set still can ;et cheesecake with their cot- ee. The waitresses at The Cellar, a basement beards-and- wetry coffeehouse, will be able o carry on--for the time being at least--in their bras and panties. panties. A jury of three men and three w o m e n deadlocked Wednesday on whether the bikini-sized work clothes constitute constitute indecent exposure. City Judge Don E. Leonard declared a mistrial in the case of Mrs. Mary Hardesty, first the 14 waitresses at The Cellar to get her day in court. Mrs. Hardesty and her lawyers lawyers said any indecency in the girls' clothing, or lack of clothing, clothing, was strictly in the eye of the beholder. Lawyers Charles Wheeler Charles Baldwin tried to prove! it with defense maneuvers that Judge Leonard refused to go; along with. ' I Their star defense witness: was stripper Tammi True, offered to do her routine the jury as a friend of the j court. She brought along her costume in a tiny purse. Her point was that she wears less than the waitresses and doesn't get arrested. Wheeler and Baldwin also offered to show the jury a movie that recently played in Fort Worth theater without getting banned.