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Aug. 5, 1969: Dulski fights to curb 'smut mailings'

As the chairman of the House Post Office & Civil Service Committee, Rep. Thaddeus J. Dulski (after whom Buffalo’s Dulski Federal Building was named) had a lot of power of deciding what you could and couldn’t receive in your mailbox.

He made railing against pornography and “continued unsolicited mailings to our young people” a priority and placed “a heavy accent on putting a ban on the mailing of smut into homes where minors reside.”

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“Rep. Thaddeus Dulski (D., Buffalo) said today that trying to control obscene mail ‘is like trying to empty Lake Erie with a pail.’ ”

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