Annotations (Houston, Tex.), August 3, 1973 Page: 1 of 4
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Obscenity bared for Criminal Evidence Seminar
By JOHN ROMANO
Senior Law Students
It appears that a certain someone from the great skies
above is very anti-obscene. On Thursday night, July 19,
a special heart-warming film was to be shown on the
subject of obscenity. Actually, it was to be shown ra the
"subject". However, Just as the scene began toget hot,
the projector bulb got too hot. And there's no telling
what condition the projectionist was in — Dr. Moses.
The film was to be viewed by those enrolled in the
Criminal Evidence Seminar, as well as numerous other
knowledge seekers clad in dark raincoats. Guest speak-
ers included George Jacobs from the District Attorney's
Office and Bennie House, a prominent defense attorney.
Both are obscene experts; excuse us — legal experts
in the field of obscenity. In addition, there was a special
guest appearance by Johnny Wong ¡artist, scholar,gentle-
man, and star of the "Zodiac Rapist," a Funky Filth
All in all, the evening was most beneficial. The pro-
gram included in depth discussions on search and seiz-
ure, voir dire, expert witnesses, and other highly con-
troversial areas within the obscenity area. Several ex-
hibits were displayed, or should I say, presented to
those in attendance. But for some reason unbeknownst
to us, they were not all returned. This latter fáct was
not ascertained until inventory was taken at the request
of one Law School professor who has now decided to
take on a pornographic career; or should we say, a
career in the field of pornography. NO, that won't get it
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
1 Friday, August, 3,1973
STCL frosh in
City Govt, race
By BOB TICE
"All City Council members should not come from the
thty should represent other factions of the community as well/* a
South Texas College of Law freshman said My 30, as she announced
for the Houston City CounciL
Lynda K. Corbin is running for the District C seat now held by
Councilman Jim McConn in the coming Nov.6 citywide election. Dis-
trict C encompasses southwest Houston.
"As now composed, the Houston City Council does not represent
the interests of young people, the small homeowner, the apartment
dweller or women," Corbin continued. Expanding her point about
women, she noted that women appear regularly before the council
with their problems. She is particularly interested in consumer pro-
The candidate sees the role of City Council "first, as a sympathe-
tic listening board to the multitude of ideas presented each week.
Then, as a policy-making group to implement those ideas that would
be good for the entire city."
Corbin believes her training in
law gives her a more factual,
broader and more objective ap-
proach to Houston's problems.
"Another advantage I have as a
law student is that I am acquaint-
ed with the laws of evidence as
they apply to statements taken
under oath during the council
meetings. This is a policy recent-
ly begun in connection with police
Her platform includes:
POLICE — "A Citizens Review
Board made up of businessmen,
housewives, laborers — to pro-
vide a forum for citizens to air
their honest grievances against
law enforcement personnel and it
wiU protect police officers from
FIRE DEPARTMENT — "To
restore our confidence in the
leadership and structure of the
(See COED, page 4)
The current law school cata-
logue released early in July
shows tuition will rise $5 per
semester hour beginning Fall
Semester. The increase will be
from $35 per hour to $40.
The hike is the first since the
Fall of 1971, when it rose to the
present level. Dean Walker said
the increase was needed to meet
increasing overall cost.
South Texas College of Law
still remains the private law
school which charges the lowest
tuition in the State of Texas.
SMU in Dallas, charges $95 per
semester hour and St. Mary's
of San Antonio charges $60 per
The $5 per hour tuition hike
was approved by the STCL Board
of Trustees in May.
BOARD MULTI-FACED OVER WASHINGTON TRIP ISSUE
Left to Right: Mark Muellerweiss, Doug Clark, Don Brandy, Weldon Granger, Kin Pier
and Gary DiBella.
Student Bar settles on Wash, trip
By STEWART GAGNON
The SBA Board of Governors
met in regular session on July
10 when it made several appoint-
ments. It concurred with Pres.
Granger's request that Mitchell
Gross be appointed Parliamen-
tarian. Granger then announced
that a committee to revise the
SBA Constitution and other re-
lated documents was being es-
tablished and that Gross would
chair this committee. In a se-
parate action the board selected
the current Honor Court.
A resolution from the floor
was presented to the board by
Stewart Gagnon supporting Con-
gressman Bob Eckhardt's bill in
the Congress to preserve the Big
Thicket area of East Texas. The
board adopted this resolution by
a vote of six to none, with Don
Brandy abstaining. Pres. Gran-
ger instructed Gagnon to write
the necessary letters.
The board then took up the
matter of appropriating funds to
send one or more representa-
tives to the LSD Convention in
Washington, D.C. This matter
had been discussed at the June
meeting and had been tabled for
lack of specific information. LSD
Rep. Bob Estrada presented an
agenda of activities at the Con-
vention and Vice Pres. Doug
Clark read information con-
cerning the meeting from STU-
DENT LAWYER, a LSD publica-
Several members of the board
(See BAR, page 4)
S.B.A. Board names Halpin
Honor Court Chief Justice
At the S.B.A. meeting on July 10 the Board of Governors selected
the Honor Court Justices for the Summer Semester and the Chief Jus-
tice for the next academic year.
Steve Halpin, an Independent, was selected Chief Justice. Halpin
will serve for a term of at least two semesters. Halpin is a third
' The following students were selected as Justices: Robert Black-
burn, Andrew Gass, Spencer Gardner, H. Deloyd Bailey, John Som-
yak, Steve Morris, Ward Robinson, Ted Greenberg, Don Dawson,
Gary Black, George Clifton, James Harper, Barry Elliott, Thomas B.
Taylor, and John Cruickshank. These Justices will serve for a term
of one semester, and may be appointed for a second consécutive
term by the Board.
Mike Powell, a DELT, was appointed Prosecutor.
The Honor Court appointment procedure prescribed in the SBA
Honor Code, directs the board to appoint the respective members. It
also provides that no more than three Justices shall be appointed
from any one fraternity, and no more than nine from the Indepen-
New buildings: Construction may begin in Jan.
By JERRY TRAYNHAM
Construction could begin *as
early as January on a new three-
story building for South Texas
College of Law that would exactly
double the size of the college's
existing facilities, according to
architects designing the new
Cameron Fairchild, of Cam-
eron Fairchild & Assoc., said
planning was expected to continue.
through the remainder of this
year, with the commencement of
actual construction of the build-
ing feasible in early January.
"We prepared some prelimi-
nary sketches early in the year
primarily to interest prospective
donors," Fairchild said, "and
the response has been favorable
enough that we feel we will be
able to get underway in the very
The Law College received a
$750,000 building donation from
. Houston "Endowment Ihc: earlier,
The new building would be built
just north of the present structure
on the site now occupied by the
"Classified Parking"lot adjacent
to the college. The structure wo-
uld actually be an extension of the
Old building, the two merged into
a single modern structure oc-
cupying the entire block border-
ing on Polk Street.
"It will take approximately a
year for construction," Fairchild
said,, with completion; «Í ¡the
tension expected in early 1975.
Fairchild refused to make even
the wildest estimate of the pro-
bable cost of the new facility,
saying the building was not being
approached from a dollar stand-
"We're trying to design this
building as a law college, and not
just simply as an educational
building," he said. "And to do
this kind of thing, you don't just
peg a dollar figure and jump into
a final plan. A whole concept has
to be evolvedv and we have to get
' ' (See BÜiLDÍÍIg, page 4)
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