The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 10, 1971 · Page 6
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Page 6 More 'Smut' Prosecutions •5SS5".- By STEVEN V. ROBERTS (C) 1771 N.Y. Tlme» News S «rvlc» LOS ANGELES — Recent Supreme Court decisions upholding the constitutionality of federal obscenity laws plus the encouragement of the Justice Department have produced an upsurge in federal prosecutions of pornographic books and movies. According to one estimate, there are now about 80 active cases under the federal statutes, which prohibit the mailing or obscene materials across state lines. Two years ago, there were fewer than a dozen. On the local level, cities go through cycles of prosecution and permissiveness, but few officials seem to be following the lead of Mayor Lindsay, who last July announced a crackdown on "smut," particularly in the Times Square area. In many places, the police find it hard to obtain convictions under pornography laws, and the public does not seem very alarmed. Even in Boston, known for its bans, the head of the Holy Name Society in the Roman Catholic archdiocese conceded that there was "public apathy" about pornography. "There hasn't been an outcry from the public," said Msgr. Robert T. Kickham, "but it will come." Boredom Biggest Problem In some other cities, the biggest problem for pornography merchants appears to be boredom. In San Francisco, long the leader in hard-core sex movies, theaters that once charged $5 now usually cost $3, and sometimes as low as 99 cents. These are the conclusions of -dozens of interviews with policemen, lawyers, clergymen and distributors in about a dozen cities across the country. Federal prosecutions of pornography readied a high point here in Los Angeles in August, when 11 persons and eight corporations were indicted, including some of the biggest names in the mail order sex business. In announcing the indictment, the United States Attorney, Robert L. Meyer, cited the case of United States v. Reidel, decided by the Supreme Court at the end of its last term. Many observers had thought that the court was getting ready to outlaw most obscenity statutes, but in the Reidel case the justices reaffirmed the constitutionality of such laws. Some lawyers believe the Reidel decision indicates that the Burger court, now to include two new members, will be more will­ ing to uphold obscenity convictions than its predecessors were. This prospect, they feel, has emboldened prosecutors to bring more cases. Stanley Fleishman, one of the leading lawyers in the field, also believes that the Justice Department is "pushing" for more prosecutions. "They need a compliant U.S. attorney," said Fleishman, who argued the Reidel case, "but the driving force is out of Washington." Mixed Picture The state and local level presents a mixed picture. There seems to be growing agreement that pornography should not intrude on those who do not want it. For instance, Pittsburgh recently passed a law prohibiting the showing of an X-rated movie at a drive-in whose screen is visible from the street. But stronger local laws have often been declared unconstitutional. The California supreme court, for example, recently overturned a Los Angeles ordinance that required sellers of pornographic material to obtain a license. Periodically, many cities declare war on obscenity. Seattle is going through one of those campaigns now. In genera], however, the trend appears to be toward more leniency. The main rea­ son is that the supreme court, at least until now, has ultimately reversed most convictions. Moreover, there is little public demand for crackdowns. In Nashville recently, the president of the chamber of commerce appeared on television and attacked pornography. He told all his listeners who wanted the chamber to start a campaign against smut to call the next day. "I was caught completely by surprise," said Edward F. Jones, the chamber's vice president. "I figured our telephone board would be deluged. I got to the office early next morning and briefed the operators and got everyone on the staff ready to meet the crisis. We haven't gotten that first telephone call yet." Even some clergymen believe that prosecution of pornography is a waste of time and resources. T. C. Whitehouse, director of communications for the Massachusetts council of churches, noted that the council had "quite consciously" decided not to make pornography a "high priority" Issue. "The pressing issues are poverty, welfare and peace," whitehouse said. "The coundl's resources are limited and ought to be devoted to the issues that are emerging." Full Size, 34" diameter Quality U.S. construction Vinyl covered hook handle and wrist strap Black, White and Red trim colors UMBRELLA The biggest news in umbrellas since Mary Poppins sailed away with hers ... is the Hutchinson National Bank's BUBBLES UMBRELLA. 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