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U.S. Court Adjourns Film Suit

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U. S. Court
Adjourns ^
Film Suit

It may be a month or more
before a federal court hear;?
further testimony in a suit in-
volving the Ann Arbor police
seizure last month of film thev
said wa.s obscene.

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' (-' film, "Flaming

- •om the University s ..-,.--1,-- ,
ture Auditorium on the night of
Jan. 18. Two days later three
U-M students and their faculty
adviser were arrested and ar-
Iraigned on charges of showir,
an obscene film.

The students arc officers of:

the Cinema Guild, a studenti
group which sponsors a series;

of films at the Architecture j
Auditorium, and the faculty;

member aids them in organiz
ing the programs.

Shortly after they were ar-j
rested, their attorneys filed a
! suit before U.S. Federal District
[Court Judge Theodore Machro-
wicz in Detroit in which they
asked for an order forbidding
police to siezc other Cinema
Guild films and another order
to force the return of the "Flam-1
ing Creatures" movie. The suit
further sued Police Chief Wal-
ter E. Krasny, Detective Lt. Eu-

E'lden adjourned the court
gene L. Staudenmaier and As-
sistant Prosecutor Thomas Shea
for $15,000 in damages.

A show cause hearing had
been scheduled to resume before
Judge Machrowicz yesterday
but was adjourned without a
jnew date set. A Cinema Guild
j defense attorney indicated the
| federal case would not proceed
iuntil after Municipal Court
Judge S. J. Eldcn rules on the
question of police search and
j seizure in the city case now be-
fore him.

Elden adjourned the court
examination of the four defend-
ants last Monday until Feb. 22.
when the defense is scheduled
;to present briefs on the search
l and seizure question,