Thursday, August 15, 1985

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Nevv Bfaunfels HetaldZeitung August AR R OLD GIVES BIRTH TO SIAMESE TWIMS WITH GEORGE TATTOOS 6re ARE THE GIRLIE KEEP THEM BEHIND hTHE CCUMTE R J BECAUSE THE COVERS I DISTASTEFUL i Whats Your Beef Got a complaint or a comment about something in Comal or Guadalupe counties Write it down or call the HeraldZeitung with it and it might wind up as a part of Bob Bakers Whats Your Beef Our mailing address is Drawer New Braunfels The phone number is and were open from 8 to 5 Monday through All kinds of local ideas are but the HeraldZeitung reserves the right to select the ideas to be used in the If you idea appears in Whats Your well give you credit in the o HeraldZeitung pinions Dave Editor and General Manager Susan Managing Editor James Kilpatrick Pornography is business and should be attacked as such WASHINGTON During this past term the Supreme Court wrestled one more time with the problem of defining The court It was not its finest The case was Brockett Spokane decided June The opinion provides fresh confirmation of a view I often have expressed that the way to get at the evils of pornography is not through laws that punish Every attempt to define and to punish obscenity results in a march into the murky swamps of the First So it was in the case at In 1982 the state of Washington adopted a moral nuisance The act undertakes to punish the sale or exhibition of lewd The statute says that lewd matter is synonymous with obscene and it defines obscene matter as matter on the appeals to a prurient interest in sexual the act defines prurient matter as that which incites lasciviousness or Note the or Four days after the statute became a group of dealers in x rated stuff brought suit in a District Court to enjoin Case wound up in the Ninth Circuit Court of where the statute was found unconstitutionally The courts reasoning was that the word lust could have two There is the bad kind of which arouses shameful or morbid But there is also good healthy Material that merely arouses a human reaction is protected by the First After the circuit court ob if everything that aroused merely normal lust were declared the next step would be to prosecute dress per fumers and manufacturers of soft soap suds and Defining prurient in terms of lasciviousness or the Washington legislature had fatally Consider the different approach now being tested in The legislature in 1982 enacted a law that mandates a threeyear prison sen tence for hiring people to perform sex Pornography is a big estimated by the Los Angeles Times to produce outlays of million a year in Los Angeles There is no way that these films can be defended in the name of their literary or artistic for they have They tend to rot the social as the Supreme Court said some years and society is not com pelled by the Constitution to tolerate In carrying an attack against the Californias approach beats Washingtons by a Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 Om WUALLTO WOPENIN6 I KNOW YOUSHARSMYOUTKAGe PAY FORPRO6RB5S V if ID PAYFORPRO6Rtee aloe o Mike Royko It figures that the feds want it all Its been a long time since I last saw The Treasure of Sierra the classic Bogart But the voice comes to mind when 1 read about the adventures of Mel the dreamer who wouldnt give up until he found the great Spanish treasure on the ocean Not that Usher has much in common with the personality Fred the Bogart who went into the mountains of Mexico to hunt fora legendary lost gold Bogart was as is But his obsession was based on a greed that finally drove him by most is a genuinely nice guy who seems driven more by the joy and adventure of the search as by the promise of groat But there is one similarity to the stories of Fred Dobbs and Its found in villians who threatened to steal what they had In the case of the villians were the local who werent sure what Dobbs and his companion but they wanted it and were willing to use their guns to get In Fishers the villians have been the governments of the state of Florida and the United States of whose weapons are appeals and other weapons that can be far nastier than any Florida came Almost from the beginning of Fishers more than two decades state lawyers made a decision that borders They decided that anything Fisher found belonged to the state of Florida because it was in waters that they considered to be under the states none of these lawyers had ever sunk all of their savings into a pleaded with investors for put on a diving suit and gone to the bottom of the sea to look for lost Spanish None had risked their lives in had a boat capsize under seen a son and a daughterin law die during the Until Fisher came and began making scattered the lawyers probably shared the belief of most people that the search for the legendary Spanish treasure was a fools But as soon as Fisher showed there was gold to be they jumped right Not in the In the They were representing the state of Which means the not the gators or were their But if the lawyers had bothered to ask the first 100 people they met on the street one simple they would have known what their clients The question would have been There is man on his own and with no help from the govern is going out into the ocean and risking his life looking for lost If he finds do you think that you are entitled to a share The answer would have surely been Are you crazy Hell If hes got the moxie to look for why should we steal it from him But they didnt And armed with their yellow legal pads and fountains they did all they could to heist Fishers The Dillinger gang was never more there are a few judges with common and they finally slapped down Floridas lawbook bandits and said Fisher could keep what he Then along came the federal governments decided that what a man through his own wit and doesnt belong to It belongs to the And not just the portion that would be collected in taxes which in itself is They wanted almost all of because they said the ocean bottom is an extension of this Russians can roam around our waters and pluck fish for their own co n But in the view of the an American citizen cant keep lost treasure found in the same Your representatives Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Texas 78711 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg 20510 Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington 20510 House of Representatives 20515 Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Texas 78769 Tom Loeffler House of Representatives 1212 Ungworth House Office Bldg 20515