The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983 Page: 516
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516 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
this fact, seek not to eliminate prostitution but to control it. In 1978
the city council passed an ordinance requiring massage parlors located
near residential areas to close four hours earlier than other massage
parlors. The police, in the words of a recent vice-squad officer, try to
make prostitutes more "discreet so citizens not looking for that type
of diversion will not be bothered." 8 Municipal officials and the public
alike have little conviction that prostitution can be eradicated. Bob
Shuler would be enraged. John Cardwell would understand. Both
would recognize the continuity with Austin's nineteenth-century past.
interview; New York Tzmunes, Oct. 23, 1932 (quotation); Ruth Ann Overbeck, Alexander
Penn Wooldrzdge (Austin, 1963), 58.
8soAustin American-Statesnan, Nov. 25, 1975 (quotation), Jan. 13, 1978.
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