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— The Mailbag with CORRECTION In the August WORDPOWER letter appeared O Ellis. ‘This letter, Ellis’ opinion 20 issue of NEWSPAPER, a written by Mr. Glen the standardsof the L.D.S. Church. Nothing could in fact, be further from the truth. It is an unfortunate aspect of life in a community. where most of the people are L.D.S. that people seem to polarize their thinking in such a way that any moral issue is ascribed to the L.D.S. Church or to the influence of its teachings. Having while stating Mr. lived other places | know that there on obscenity and are good people other places who censorship, had a_ typographical have the same feelings that many of error which changed the meaning of > us do in the Church, in the context theetter. | of obscenity the L.D.S. people are We are therefore reprinting th certainly not the only people letter in its entirity, correcting the concerned with limiting the type of typographical error and including trash being sold under the guise of some material which was left out of constitutionally protected Freedom the original printing because it was of Speech. personal in nature. This letter was 6. Let us keep firmly in mind written to Mr. C. Wesley Oliver who that the standards of the L.D.S. in turn gave it to WORDPOWER Church are far higher than any for publication. We sincerely hope requirement of the law. Jesus stated that this correction satisfies Mr. to his disciples that the old Mosaic Ellis and clears up any Law said that any man who misunderstanding which may have occurred due to the Originally printed. — August 6, 1970 letter as Dear Butch, response to condemned, that C. Wesley Oliver 79 West 700 North Bountiful, Utah 84010 In committed your letter of August 3, 1970, in relation to some of the movies which have recently been the subject of legal prosecution, you have asked for my feelings on censorship. May ! make the following as a preliminary observation concerning the whole issue of obscenity: 1. Obscenity is now and always has been illegal and outside of the pROteCLION -of= the First Amendment. 2. Obscenity statues and but any man adultery was his new law was who looked upon a dbe- eight-to-eighty-five MoOted. Tor their EBS. percent PALMER When wide will assortment also upheld ~charged home, in the sanctity of but convictions with they of the have persons <sale of pornographic or obscene material. 4. That although admittedly it is difficult to tie pornography and obscenity to the direct commission of crime, the it is ridiculous to say that introduction material into a fail to effect his people to school with one hope in of this type of person’s mind can behavior. We send for years upon end mind, that is to be able to effect his performance in life by the things we teach him, if you can introduce pornography and abscenity into the person’s mind without effecting his behavior, then our whole school system is a waste of time. 5. The standards imposed by our obscenity laws are not L.DS. standards but are the very minimal standards set by our legislature and considered necessary by _ the legislature to protect society. You asked the question in your letter whether it is constitutionally right for us to impose our standards (presumably L.D.S. standards) find for groceries, of dairy products. fresh fruits in my’ community. not rooted in any theology but in citizen of a free my own opinion. strict observance and You vegetables would consider This is one of the most up-to-date own contracts with low interest rates. Dewey Woods Car Company is. the only used car dealer in the state which will guarantee a new safety inspection sticker with every car purchased. any gambling when you buy from. this reputable dealer, and we are pleased to represent them in this 1970 Spotlight on a Good Neighbor. kind, don’t fail to see That feeling is in the States today advocating riots as a substitute for government requirements of the laws so far as obscenity is concerned in the City. and advocating the use of drugs as a | am devoted to the Constitution substitute for religion. | up hold and believe that it was divinely their right to think as they wish but inspired and | believe that every when they attempt to legislate this man has his free-agency and _ is type of activity or to circumvent entitled to go so far as the law the law and put into practice by allows him to go in conducting his © imposing it as a matter of fact then own private affairs. | will fight them to the death. We When a man, however, comes have had our share of. incidents into my City for the purpose of involving hippys in the Park, etc. purveying filth and scandalous my attitude is; as long as they do material, | would count myself not bother other people, their own somewhat less than a man if | vulgarisms and laxity of didn’t make at least an attempt to self-discipline is. their own business. hold him to the requirements of the When, however, they attempt to law. Keep in mind, Butch, that take over the Park and eliminate liberty does not constitute license, any other element of society from free access thereto, it is my job to and it is not a mark of free-agency step in and apply the law. to allow one man who has low | trust this will make my position standards and lack of respect for clear to you and perhaps clarify L.D.S. principles to come in-and your own responsibility to society impose his standards on_ the and to your church. community. There are plenty of Very truly yours, © places in this world where full Glen J. Ellis license is granted to any type. of evil and where the depths of depravity (This letter does not necessarily reflect are accepted as common place. | do not choose to live in one of those places and | will stand upon my held by the Wordpower Newspaper staff. Responsible opposing views or comments will be published.) the views the wide selection available for your choosing. They feature some of the lowest prices on used cars in this area, they carry their Church dogma or my feeling as a nation to express and to insist upon of the law where people CAR CO. The Dewey Woods Car Company located at 750 South Main in Salt Lake has been supplying the people of this section with good, clean used cars for over 21 years. lf you are planning on buying a car of experience of men is have firm and they will sell the property or rent it for you, if you wish. The Edwards Real Estate and Investment Co. extends an excellent DEWEY WOODS L.D.S. that those who deviate most widely from common accepted behavior myself are not majority, but are a minority We real —Broker estate firms in this part of the state service to the people of this area with offering all types of real estate listings. their understanding and interest in the Your best investment today is’ real growth of the real estate needs of this estate, regardless if you invest in a section of the state, and they are an residential or commercial property, or equal opportunity employer. 3 large acreage of land. This firm has many We are more than glad to give them listings of really worthwhile real estate extended mention in this 1970 Spotlight for anyone who is interested in making a on a Good Neighbor, and suggest you see good investment. them at 867 South 4th East or phone lf you have any real estate you would 363-8721 for information about any real like to sell, get in touch with this reliable estate. | Amidst all the talk about Constitutional rights don’t lose track of .the fact that ~the Constitution was meant to protect the majority and the minority. The most common EDWARDS This prominent real estate firm is located at 867 South 4th East in Salt Lake,Phone 363-8721. it effects me. some what less than bright if | did not anticipate insistence upon group. maintaining. at least the minimal United own shopping available, plus a selection of frozen foods and meats packaged and ready for your choosing. | This 1970 Spotlight on a Good Neighbor commends the _ excellent services afforded area patrons-by Arnie’s Market where they are small enough to welcome your trade and yet large enough to fill your needs. people, his you're GLENN — Owner found, in a neat, orderly display canned foods of all sorts, baked goods, and a 3. Our Supreme Court has stated that an individual has the right to view pornography ARNESON want the best, and wish to keep within your budget, you will find Arnie’s Market located at 579 South 4th East in Salt Lake phone 355-8624 is probably the first and last place you will need to go. Arnie’s Market is well known to area residents as a grocery store where one can shop with ease and find courteous, friendly service always. Here maybe affiliation. |. — EDWARDS REAL ESTATE M“IeN State of Utah. are “not: £.D:S: oriented but are based on similar state statutues from the states of New York and Texas, neither which particularly the ones in force in the ARNIE'S MARKET woman in a lustful manner was condemned. The Prophet Joseph omith, “told: us -that “every Latter-Day Saint should avoid the very appearance of evil. Section after section of the Doctrine and Covenants imposes a duty on Latter-Day Saints to oppose evil, whether public or private and the same duty is placed on all good Christians by Paul in his epistles. Please refer to Moroni Chapter 10, constitutional rights to oppose the Verse 6, and Verse 30. Having cammitted one’s self to imposition of that type of behavior the concepts of Christianity or more specifically to the standards of the L.D.S. Church does not mean that we advocate responsibility in life to act as good citizens. | have devoted my life as a practicing attorney and particularly as public prosecutor, representing the people of my City to obtaining all constitutional rights for all of the citizens of the City. Inasmuch ‘as Provo City has. a population consisting of approximately ADVERTISEMENT 1970 Spotlight on a GOOD NEIGHBOR upon other people. Your question is based on a false premise as set forth above, towit: that the question of obscenity originates It stands to reason, that you are not “WORDPOWER” Wordpower is published every other Thursday by Wordpower, Inc. a non-profit organization. Editorial Office 975 E. 3300 South Suite 1 Telephone: 486-9371. EDITOR Marlene Marie Young CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Eddie L. 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