8 The Star / DEC. 23, 1983
By Helen Dish
It's Time to Party
AB's Westernaire hosted their first wedding
Friday, Dec. 16. Everyone wishes Cookie and
Edna the best of luck, even though they would
not tell anyone where they were going. Also
Ab's recently held a benefit raising $156 plus
toys The money went to ELF Louise and her
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San Antonio Mustangs brightened a bleak
Christmas for a needy family They donated
food, toys and clothing to an unemployed
mother of six children, ages six months to nine
years. Afterward, the Mustangs went caroling
at a local nursing home.
Seems like everyone at Cahoots is wondering
about Scotty's collection. ... Tommy, Scotty
and Jeff, purported to be the best three-way in
town, will be having their "Beat the Sands of
Time" party New Years weekend. The party's
great, so don't be late!
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Our Place is having their Christmas show with
all of our favorites—Dolly Madison, Monica
Leigh. Pauletta Leigh, Autumn Summer,
Alexis Collins and Shelley Wynelly, plus all the
Our Place regulars.
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Marilyn and J.D. in called The Star and asked
us to send a Merry Christmas Greeting to everyone at the Bonham Exchange in San
2015 Place will host a no cover New Year's Eve
bash with free champagne and party favors,
The Galleon and 2015 Place, together at the
2015 Place last weekend, raised $570 to benefit
Toys for Tykes.
Buddy and Pete of the Lazy J in Houston wish
Ab and Bruce at Ab's Westernaire in San
Antone a very Merry Christmas and Happy
Here's something to stick in the back of your
mind. You'll never know when you'll need it.
Richard Cornish was the first man to be convicted of a "homosexual offense" in America.
He was executed in 1624.
New Year's Eve Parties will be happening everywhere in Texas. At Our Place in San Antonio,
they're planning a big Country Party—so big
that you are going to need to get advance reservations. So do it this week.
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The Galleon in SA will have free champagne,
favors, etc , at midnight—with no cover.
Ab's Westernaire hosted a comedy and C&W
show to benefit ELF Louise and her children.
They raised $156 plus toys. The show was
great and thanks to Pauletta Lish for your time
Faces along with Our Place held a Toys for
ELF Louise benefit show raising more than
$537. This was held on Dec. 12. Also Faces
thanks to Jody of Our Place for her time and
efforts—they were greatly appreciated.
L.J.'s is planning a steak night and Jam Session in 1984 ... and that is not so long off. Lollie
invites all her friends to her annual Christmas
Party Friday, Dec 23. Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year.
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Face of the Month Winner for December at
Face's last Monday was Vicky Holiday.
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Doa't forget Steak Night at The Crew Doug is
still cooking up the juicy hunks of meat. Don't
forget to stop by and have a great steak
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GAY PRESS ASSOCIATION
If you are working in the gay media or are a gay person
working in the non-gay media (either journalism, advertising or administrative), plan to join your colleagues in
Also, for officials of gay organizations who are NOT in the
gay media but who would like to learn how to better
influence the gay media, local and national, we'll have
a special workshop.
To Henry McClurg, vice president
Gay Press Association
3317 Montrose #306
Houston, TX 77006
Enclosed is my $25 registration fee (for GPA members) or
$30 registration fee (non-GPA members) for the Southern
Regional Conference. (Include $10 additional if postmarked after Jan. 13) □ I am in the gay media. □ I work
for the non-gay media. CI do not work in the media but
would like to attend the workshop on influencing the gay
media and other events of the conference.
CI am a member of the Gay Press Association n I am NOT
a member of the Gay Press Association
(If orm/ing in Houston by plane, train or bus. let us know your timeot arrival and we will
pic* you up at the airport or depot)
When we receive your form, we'll send you a conference schedule
and a brochure on the Savoy Hotel so you can make reservations.
(You do not have to stay at The Savoy to attend the conference.)
The Savoy is within walking distance of several gay clubs. Additionally, busses will be available for tours of Montrose nightspots. Your
registration fee will include tickets for free and discounted admissions to several clubs.
By Tututu Divine
Revving Up for Year's
We starting out small with THE STAR—small
but still packed with great articles. In future
issues we'll be expanding our local Austin, San
Antonio and Corpus Christi coverage—and
distribution. Stay with us—and watch us grow.
We're strongly committeed to giving our area a
professional, quality local gay newspaper.
We'd like to hear from you. Let us know what
you like—or don't like—about the new gay
newspaper. Let us know what features you'd
like to see. Write us: The Star, 3008-A Burleson
Rd., Austin, TX 78741.
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Thingum Bob. Esq. Eatery will be making
some changes in 1984, adding booths with
craftsmen and live acoustic music. Yes, they
are still serving their great regular menu.
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Wayne is having his birthday party at Back
Street Basics Thursday, Dec, 29. C&W with
Jim Poston, How many spanks this time?
Capital City Playhouse warms Austin with
Roger & Hammersteins South Pacific resuming Dec. 28 thru Jan. 14, 214 W. 4th. Call 472-
2966 for info.
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Best wishes to Ed, Austin's own professional
salad thief. PS. Stay out of the damp weather
We wouldn't want you to come down with
The Boathouse is having a music countdown
till midnite with the hits of 1983 New Year's Eve
with free champagne, party favors and other
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Wax Attack Records wish all of Austin and San
Antonio friends a very Merry Christmas and
Prosperous New Year.
Besides New Year's Eve. here are some other
excuses you might want to use to throw a
Dec. 25: It's Christmas Day. And songwriter,
composer and gay community friend Morada
Jane Benton is 83 today. She wrote "Ditch Dig-
gin' Daddy" and "I Love Texas," among others,
and now lives in Houston, where she socializes
at gay clubs.
Dec. 27: Radio City Music Hall opened today
in New York City in 1932. And today is the
birthday of Marlene Dietrich, born in 1904 in
Dec. 30: It's Tiny (Tiptoe through the Tulips)
Tim's birthday. But no one knows how old he
Jan. 1: It's the first day of a new year and the
first day of your New Year's resolutions. It's
also Paul Revere's birthday. He was born in
1735. And J. Edgar "bulldog face" Hoover He
was born in 1895.
Jan 3: On this very important day in 1888
(are you ready?), waxed paper straws were
patented. They evolved, of course, into those
itty bitty plastic straws we stir our drinks with.
Jan, 4: "Tom Thumb" was born today in
Back Street Basics in Austin is having a "Tropical Nights in Hawaii" weekend celebration.
That sure sounds good after all this c-o-l-d
Rules at Pentagon
Yes, Virginia, Christmas has come to the
Pentagon, but subject to military discipline, reports the Washington Post.
The Defense Department issued strict
guidelines regarding holiday decor: trees
muat not be over four-feet high, and prefer-
aby should he artificial. Only round ornaments are permitted. Forbidden are
candles, glass or pointed objects, as well
as fake snow. Holly and other material
may be used, but only "sparingly."
The man in charge of enforcing the regulations is Capt. L.W. Freeman, who says
the rules "speak for themselves." Any
questions about them, he says, must be
submitted in writing.