UH Students Association, at this point, involved itself
in the matter. It allocated some $3,000 for publication of
an addendum to the yearbook, which contained the rejected nude photos. The addendum, the association decided, would be sold to students at $1.00 each for reimbursement to SA.
The problem was thereby resolved. The yearbook was
delivered "nude-free" in mid-November with the "nude-
full" addendum following about two months later.
The "other" student publications entity, The Daily Cougar, became involved in a sticky situation over publication
of a photo of a partially nude male.
The photo featured a male at the Westheimer Arts
Festival in November 1978. The man was displaying a beer
can in one hand and his genitalia in the other.
After much see-sawing of the blame, Editor Lori Kor-
leski rendered herself as the ultimate cause for the photo's publication.
In the meantime, however, Student Publications Manager Wayne Scott found himself swamped with letters and
phone calls, all terming the photo "disgraceful." Scott,
compelled to take action from higher university authorities, slapped Korleski with a list of five charges dealing
with her possible irresponsible editorial judgment, the
damage the photograph may have caused the university
and the injury the photo may cause in continuing the
practice of "no prior restraint" with The Daily Cougar.
Ultimately, Korleski was asked to appear before the
Student Publications Committee and answer the charges
as well as show cause why she should not be removed
immediately from her position as editor.
Korleski appeared before the SPC in late November,
approximately three weeks before her term as editor
would end. She rebutted each of the charges against her
saying only that she was not totally thinking about what
may happen as she was studying for a test.
Her case ended successfully and she was allowed to
return to her post for the remainder of her term. The SPC
decided only to reprimand Korleski, asking her to be
more careful in her editorial judgement and also suggesting that she work more closely with all members of her
staff, to spare the university another such situation.
In other nudity on the UH campus, it, Rice and Texas
Southern Universities have been hit by a rash of flashers
indecently exposing themselves to hapless victims in li
braries, near dormitories and other buildings. At UH
alone, at least 15 cases were reported during the 1978-79
Flashers on campus struck the library four times, a favorite site for flashing not only here but at Rice's I ondren
Library where a "Weenie Waver" gained fame. Bates ( ol-
lege of Law got hit two times and other buildings got
exposure once each, including such sites as Melc her (,ym,
the HPE poolside, and at the Learning Resources Building.
February with six cases, and January, with four exposures, seem most popular with flashers. October and November each had two reported indec ent exposures; December had one.
UH Assistant Police Chief Patrick O'Shaughnessy said
flashing is a Class C misdeamenor the least of punishable
crimes in Texas. One Hasher arrested at the law School
was charged with the crime and another case was still
under investigation. O'Shaughnessy said I M I of lie ials generally do not punish flashers
Dr. Dave Hopkinson, UH Clinical psychologist and associate director of counseling and testing, said the hbraiy
is a perfect spot for flashers because oi the coruentra
tion of students. Although he had not talked with any
flashers personally, he noted that most were male females, he said, need not expose1 themselves !>■ the
styles of dress have* become ace eptahle whi< h bare moo
of the skin.
Males, too, he said, have more diffic ulty asserting themselves with females and some may feel the need for some
sort of recognition, hence the flashing. When a male
flashes a female and she responds, his need for recognition is satisified. Part of the problem is a feeling of alienation.
Hopkinson also said the media may have prompted an
increase in the number of incidents through reinforcement, but probably would not have been the cause of
exposures. (The Houstonian ran an "Expose Yourself"
campaign for student photos and the UC had its "Flash!
Expose Yourself!" ads to draw attention to student services.) "Nevertheless, most flashers act on impulse and
not as a result of planning," Hopkinson said.
— Carlos Cavasos
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