SHELL UNFAIR While other oil companies have reached satisfactory contract settlements with Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Intl. Union, AFL-CIO, Shell refuses to do so. Shell seeks to fire 10 men and suspend 15 others who dared go on strike. Shell seeks to deny 1969 vacations to more than 200 men. Shell demands a break-down of established work rules, so that skilled craftsmen and operators will have to do the work traditionally belonging to other trades. PLEASE Dent Buy Shell Products Return Your Credit Card ell credit card to P. 0. B .. ::.: :.: . . . Most members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, meeting a day after the Supreme Court ruling was announced, agreed that the Legislature would have to limit itself to restricting public distribution of obscene material to minors. Rep. Dean Nugent, Kerrville, presented to the committee a complete redrawing of the state’s major obscenity law, which he hopes will explicitly define obscenity and thus assure that it will not be ruled unconstitutional due to vagueness. The law now in effect is under three court challenges on the basis of its constitutionality. Nugent’s bill would provide penalties for 12 April 25, 1969 selling or loaning obscene material to minors for monetary consideration. One comic has remarked that the bill itself is so full of questionable language that minors should not be allowed to read it. Rep. Jim Clark, Dallas, questioned the bill’s definition of nudity.* “I really don’t think you want to keep our young people out of the New York Museum of Modern Art. It charges a $1.50 admission fee to *That definition is: “The showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering, or the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part thereof below the top of the nipple, or the depiction of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.” pay for janitorial services and the like,” Clark said. “Yes, I think so . . .” Nugent said, looking over his half-lens glasses. “Now that’s a good thing for a Texas politician to say, but I don’t really think you mean that, and I am saying this as a compliment to you,” Clark answered. Nugent again insisted that he was serious about the intent of his bill and that there were some alleged works of art that minors should not be allowed to see. The committee appeared favorable to a suggestion by Rep. Randy Pendleton of Andrews that daily and weekly newspapers be included under obscenity laws, since some of the radical or underground papers contain material Pendleton considers to be obscene. A measure was heard which would exempt movie projectionists from prosecution under the obscenity laws. Another would allow enforcement officers to prosecute distributors of films that have entered Texas from other states or other countries or that have the seal of the Motion Picture Production Code. \(The present law applies Rep. Billy Williamson, Tyler, has a bill that would allow any Texas city to establish a motion picture review board. The board would issue licenses to local exhibitors and have final say over what movies exhibitors could show. John Reed, attorney for the Texas Council of Motion Picture Organizations, called the bill “outright censorship.” In the Senate, Charles Herring, Austin, is sponsoring a bill that would add places where “obscene” motion pictures are shown to persons under 21 to the definition of a “disorderly house.” K. N. Personal Service Quality Insurance Alice Anderson”Bow” Williams INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 465-6577 MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome. Informal, no dues. CENTRAL TEXAS ACLU luncheon meeting. Spanish Village. 2nd Friday every month. From noon. All welcome. HENRY BROWN, national director of organization for the Americans for a Democratic Society, will speak to all interested people at the Unitarian Church in Dallas, Normandy at Preston, Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. The Dallas ADA chapter will be reorganized. . `,”4111111kV.01164+-V……..
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