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Today's scheduled sentencing
3f Mary E. Barkey, a Universi-
ty coed who pleaded guilty in
the "Flaming Creatures" jury
trial last Tuesday, was ad-
journed until Jan. 8.

Circuit Court Jud^' ' '"'im
F. Ager Jr. today di. . the
jury to return on that date for
continuation of the trial.

At that time, charges are ex-
pected to be dismissed against
Hubert Cohen, Ellen Frank and
Elliot Barden—the other mem-
ber: nema Guild in-
vol\ • • " • case.

Miss Barkey told the judge at
the time of her plea that she

;d seen the film before its pub-

c showing and that "I didn't
think it was obscene then. But
in view of the New York case
and what the prosecuting attor-
ney has said in the courtroom,
I am. pleading guilty."

, The New York case to which
Miss Barkey referred involved
the convictions of three persons
who had previewed the film and
arranged its showing in a New
i York commercial theater. Their
'convictions were confirmed,
throughout the New York appel-'
late courts, j

; .Mis Barkey also said she had!
discussed the definition of ob-
scenity under Michigan law with
her attorney, members of her
family and others involved be-
ifore pleading guilty.