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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 10, October 1973
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  • Frank, Phil
Date October 1973
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
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Transcript The VOLUME -4 MO. 10 NUNTIUS ERRS ON HEALTH DEPT. sequently became a U.S. Citizen. His poem THE AGE OF ANXIETY was written in 1947. It is from REPORT - REPLY this poem that our age is named. Mr. Phil Frank, Editor Nuntius 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 Dear Mr. Frank: Syphilis and gonorrhea, the major venereal diseases, have been increasing again in the Houston area this year. A substantial port­ion of this increase has been noted among members of the gay com­munity. The Health Department has been concerned about this increase and has been working with the gay organizations to alert their memb­ers to the hazards of untreated venereal diseases. During the past few years we feel a mutual trust has developed between the leaders of the gay community and memb­ers of the venereal disease control staff of the Health Department. Un­fortunately, an article appeared in the September issue of the Nuntius which, if unanswered, can only serve to destroy what has been gained. The misinformation in this article could not only discourage members from seeking treatment for V.D. quickly, but could also prevent unsuspecting individuals exposed to venereal disease from being contacted, examined, and treated. I would like to point out that none of the individuals named in your article are Health Depart­ment employees. On further check­ing, the names given as police detectives are not members of the Houston police staff. At no time was the Health Department con­tacted concerning the Dean Corll murders by the Houston police. Even if it were, the type if in­formation mentioned in the article would not have been provided. In the future, you should in­vestigate your sources of infor­mation more carefully. I only hope that Nuntius will see fit to correct its errors in your next edition. Unfortunately, some harm has al­ready taken place and cannot be un­done. Sincerely, Robert A. MacLean, M.D. Chief Communicable Disease Division Dear Mr. MacLean, The article in reference was sent to the NUNTIUS from a here-to­fore reliable source and therefore reproduced without checking. It is with regret that we at the NUNTIUS, who are trying to in­form the community as to happen­ings of importance, must sometime rely on such informative sources. After having received calls from The Department of Public Health and your letter find that the article was unfounded in any manner. Realizing the damage done we now appeal to the Gay Community to accept the above letter as fact and hope that readers having seen the article in the September Issue will also see this. Sincerely, Phil Frank, Editor Nuntius POET PASSES GayWorld Mourns Perhaps the world's most con­sistently interesting and gifted poet of the mid-20th century is dead at the age of 66. Wystan Hugh Auden was born Feb. 21, 1907 at York, England. He was a schoolmaster before becoming a writer . In 1935 he married Erika Mann. Through­out the 30' s he was deeply in­volved in social and political con­siderations, his central concern always being man in society. For him, and for those others who are sometimes called " the Auden Group," T.S. Eliot's philosophical attitudes were often unattractive. LOOK STRANGER (1936) and ANOTHER TIME (1940) are two of his best works mirroring with epigrammatic pungency the cur­rent social and psychological unease. Of his three plays, THE ASCENT OF F.6 (1936) written in collaboration with Christopher Is­herwood, is the only one worth much attention. In 1937 he received the king' s medal for poetry: in 1947 he won a Pulitzer prize. In early 1940 Auden made the United States his home and sub- In recent years , he divided his time between the United States and Austria, sharing his life with a long time companion. He died ofa heart attack Sept. 29, 1973 in Vienna. Although not a gay activist, he declared in a LIFE MAGAZINE article a few years ago that he was gay and happy. The Gay World indeed the whole world, is th~ less for his death. Asst. D.A. m Dallas Speaks Out In Dallas there is much that is larger than life - - particularly prison sentences . In April a jury imposed 5.005 years on each of the two convicted kidnapper s of Socia­lite Amanda Mayhew Dealey. Of course, defense attorneys pull out every stop and follow ever,y stereo­type to get a sympathetic jury. But one hint of how prosecutors manage to select vengeance-mind­ed jurors came out recently in the liberal Texas Observer. It ob­tained a copy of a syllabus put out by the Dallas County district attorney's office. The chapter on "Jury Selection in a Criminal Case," written by Jon Sparling, the assistant D.A. who got the first 1,000-year sentence in the city in 1970, contained some astonishingly frank assessments of what a pros­ecutor should look for in a pros­pective juror. Excerpts: ATTITUDES. You are not look­ing for a fair juror , but rather a strong, biased and sometimes hypocritical individual who be ­lieves that defendants ar e different in kind, rather than degree. You are not looking for any member of a minor ity group- -they almost always empathize with the accused. You are not looking for the free­thinkers and flower children. OBSERVATION. Look at the panel out in the hall. You can often spot the show-offs and the libera ls by how and to whom they a re talk­ing. You can tell almost as much about a man by how he walks as how he talks. Look fur physical afflictions. These people usually empathize with the accused. WOMEN. I don't like women jurors because I can't trust them. They do , however, make the best jurors in cases involving crimes against children. It is possible that their "Women's intuition" can help you if you can't win your case with the facts. Young women too often sympathize with the defend­ant; old women wearing too much makeup are usually unstable, and therefore are bad state's jurors. OCTOBER 1973 DRESS. In many counties, the jury summons states that the ap­propriate dress is coat and tie. One who does not wear a coat and tie is often a nonconformist and therefore a bad state's juror. Con­servatively well-dressed people are generally stable and good for the state. In Dallas , Gay citizens apparent­ly have an option when invited to serve on a jury. If one wi shes to serve, wear hair and dress "establishment." If one wishes to avoid jury duty, simply dress as atraights " think" Gays dress. Mandy Lane Pe rforms Recently performing at the BAYOU LANDING OF HOUSTON, was Mr. Mandy Lane and 'friend'. An unusual act of comedy and singing, this act was part of the 'FAREWELL' show given by Mr. Dawn Winters. Mandy is from Missisippi, and brought this act directly to town especially for the occasion. PERRYMAN TO ENTER SCENE It was announced in Dallas by most reliable sources, that F rank Perryman plans to reopen .a bar over the site of the burned-out Detour. He plans to name it the ACT III (appropriate) and it will be situated at 3115 Live Oak. It is expected to open sometime be­fore November 15th. VIKKI KARR -Suicide attempt William Urt, better known to the Gay Community in Houston and perhaps the national scene as VIKKI KARR, lies seriously injured at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, the victim of a self­inflicted gunshot wound. Ben taub Hospital at 8:45 p.m. on October 15th., confirmed that this performer / impersonator/ courageous victim of society and even his own husband, is lying in bed on the "CRITICAL" list. I IF - - - PUBIJC~TY dmiltedly, r,,cent publicity in Houston an<, Dallas enc roach­on revenue at some baths in AS. but rr.ost recent reports m cities •vhere the baths a re ioning sJ,ow that a nxiety hav­reached its peak has slowed 1 and b11siness seems to have ·ned 1/J normal. The clubs again enjoying a prosperous ,ess 2nd aren' t concerned any r al,out possible ' reprisals ' vs. BA'fHS nostalgia already crept through the hearts of patron and per­formers alike. On the same stage that same Gays and t rlW psychopathic per- night was the fabulous CHER , ve rts . In ta t , seldom have the whose fame skyrocketed when he authorities r .!ceived more co- first began his career before a operation from the Gay commun- straight crowd downtown in this ity as a \\h,,le , in uncovering some city at the Plantation Club and of the m C'' e pertinant facts about Restaurant (no relation to tne old the cas, These were isolated Plantation club on W .Gray), and cases a 11 the authorities were before Gays at the Red Room, Hi quick to point out they " knew Kamp, Farmhouse, Bayou Land­the diffennce". ings of Houston and Dallas, and .. ---•----------- more recently to the ENCORE of send-off crowd was sad to see this truly professional person go, and on his final number, along with a dozen American BEAUTY Roses, (presented by CHER who slipped over from the HiKamp for a few moments to make the room only crowd and to a stand­ing ovation. This writing may have the overtones of an obituary, but one feels almost as bad, when this town loses at one time, so many of its finest performers. And to these GIANTS of show business, Houston sends its sad farewell; a u1.horities who might have .'d ·out the baths for want of n 'll display to a hostile pub- BON VOYAGE PERFORMANCES Actually, a ccording to one so­rce, businesi; has been increas­ng. There never really was much danger that the BATHS would be singled out following the now of publicity that alluded that a ring of homosexua ls were involved in killings; most police authorities in cities across Texas were well aware of the differemce between This ~ eP.ms to be the month of farewell! to Houston, for so many of the g fled top performers · in the w,,rld of female imperson­ation. Fe r so many have recently taken th, ir final curtain calls in HOUSTOJ,1 recently. The fa ntastic and witty Jan Rus­sel of tlie HiKamp played, with his troupe, to a standing-room only, crowd for his farewell per­formance, and many a tear was shed both on and off stage as the Dallas, among others. CHER has quit his impersonation role to accept a promotion in his straight job that sends him away from this state. The 'Dragons' Dragon', of the BAYOU LANDING IN HOUSTON, Mr. Dawn Winters also left this fair city amid roses and tears after his own farewell perform­ance that same night and is on his way to anothee part of the coun­try, seeking a rosier future . The with best wishes for success in the future, and the message that Houston awaits their return ..... SOON. BON VOYAGE ........ ...... .. i+IHMl&Hl►-iil­Ballaire News 5807 Bellaire Blvd. Open 9 AM- II PM OPEN SUNDAYS 665 9081 New York Times MAGAZINES - PAPER BACKS - OUT OF TOWN PAPERS LARGEST ADULT SECTION IN TEXAS LARGEST SELECTION OF RUBBER GOODS & VIBRATORS IN TEXAS . OVER 4000 PUBLICATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM HARD TO GET BOOKS! fMl@WO~ ~~~~IP.>~ g g g g ® ofinda .J<~ BELLAIRE HAIR FASHIONS 665 • 1983 665 • 5952 5217 BELLAIRE BLVD BELLAIRE, TEXAS 77401 + rUNIJ'4GAMeG f f~ANN~D AC1ivrne~ * M1xe1> DRINK~ ANI) V/6/T rHE' ,. "3' ! 0 ~ NO coveR CHARGE ¥ ANNOUNCeD '~peCIAL-5 '1 ~ DANCING DALLAS DALL AS DALLAS e BEST DANCE FLOOR e BEST ATMOSPHERE e BEST DRINKS - LIGHT SHOW (LIQUOR & BEER) DALLAS . DALLAS e MOST FRIENDLY PEOPLE e BEST MUSIC & SOUND Page 3 r I - KAMP FOR HALLOWEEN HI K.-\1\IP GEARS llP FOR HALLOWEEN .... ............ . The Hi Kamp announced its plan for HALLOWEEN festivities as follows: events begin picking up around 8:30 p.m. with co-hosts l\lR. HllRDY & MR. TERRY WEST getting things started; there will be an evening full of surprises with awards being oferred in Fl\"E different cat­gories: l)Miss HiKamp-$600. First RunnerUp-$200. 2)~1r. HiKamp-$500. First RunnerUp-$200. 3)Best Costume-$100. ~)Best Comic-$100. 5)1 darwing for a round-trip to ACAPl"LCO. According to the HiKamp. the tickets are now on sale and will be sold at $5.00 per person. And those wishing special seating in the comfortable enclosure of the dining room above the main floor (surrounded by glass and affording ideal viewing with a great deal more coolth) for a privileged '30'. such tickets are available through special arrange­ment with the manager or the owner. Ronnie Butler. ... it's how I think. and I know a lot of people who think like me. And our kind of people will like our kind of place·. Born in Pecan Gap. Texas. he stands five foot eleven inches, has blue eyes. sandy brown hair and a typical texan twang to his voice. As bars go the HALF DOLLAR reflects the individual­ity of the owner. If you like people you'll like the ones who go there. It's cruisy, clean, well-located, ample parking space, no red-neck problems, and this place just seems to have a natural mag­netism which draws a lot of nat­ural Gays to it. Good luck Dallas, you've got ANOTHER winner you c<1n shout about. MARK TWAIN REVAMPS MARK TWAIN REDECORATES ... The plush MARK TWAIN in Dallas has already begun seeking new ways to upgrade itself, and at the same time provide new measures of safety for its vol­uminous crowds. HALF-DOLLAR The upstairs PIANO BAR so congested with people, all the way up the stairway, and so crowd­ing this limited area with people, caused Frank Caven(the owner) to have to rebuild the upstairs area to help accomodate so many people at one time; the serving bar was enlarged and moved away to allow for penetration of a door; a new exit to the outside was made and additional standing room came as an indirect result of the change. Frank admits he didn't expect the kind of activity this upstairs area has enjoyed, but thif1ks the prob­lem is taken care of, now, even though it'll still be crowded, there will be little danger ov exiting in the event of emergency. THE HALF DOLLAR LOUNGE .. Ready to update your Dallas Bar notebook? Well, here's anoth­er 'must try' for you. And put a little gold star next to it, because this is one little bar you're really going to like. The Half Jllar has been nestling quietly on Fitzhugh (3220 N.Fitzhugh)FOR almost four months now, opened in June of this year. It has slow­ly come to life to a point now­where it's really one of the towns most talked-about places. It's a WESTERN bar and truly western it is .... from its owner to the clientele; once a straight bar cal­led Jerry's, this place backs up to a large apartment residential area of Gays who find this lo­cation very convenient to and from everywhere. This is why on some nights you'll find a blending of mods with cowboys sporting the latestest in westernwear. The manager here, is rugged Gerald Van Sickle, whose wes­ern wear depicts the mood from the moment you enter. The long lost and almost forgotten west­ern hospitality of the by-gone era seems to be back again at this interesting bar. A beer-bar, this place is alive with the energy of its owner Ray Hadaway; some may recall his earlier association with R.L. and later the Ranch. Ray is quick to explain his reason for having a western bar .... 'A western bar is me ... I'm western Page 4 Aside from a newer longer bar upstairs, Frank has also added a large chandelier over the piano (shades of Liberace), and togeth­er with the dark paneling and the fireplace, this room seems even more intimate than before. Fire regulations carefully ob­served, this becomes a much safer environment now. THE PATIO is as yet unfinished but mostly left undone are the bar, and decor. The concrete is already poured and the fence is already up. The original sign depicting the MARK TWAIN has come down, but was replaced by a newer one atop the house-like building; the two large GAS-LIGHT TORCHES remain to herald the visitor and are easily seen a mile away. Situated amid LEMMON aven­ue traffic, parking is no problem here. Lots of off and on--street parking around the building; an early day starter, this club has already soared to the top of the list containing Dallas' most pop­ular ni ht s ots. VERBAL MAP OF DALLAS Dallas is sure a fun town to mobile around in, these days. Everything seems so spread out at first, but really, there are so many places to go now, and so much to do that that city is a GAY PRIZE to visit! And it's easier to find your way around in that great city than you think. If you'll just take some notes, we'll show you .... For example, start downtown. Take Ross away from downtown to N .Central Expressway heading north, and in a few minutes you will be exiting off HENDERSON where you ' ll swing a left, then another left(back on the feeder toward town) go one block, then turn RIGHT and you'll be at MCKINNEY. Just to your right sits the ENCORE. Leaving the ENCORE, take MCKinney to the corner back to henderson; turn left, and go one block to COLE where you'll want to turn left again. Take COLE all the way down (TOW ARD TOWN)TO HALL Street where you'll turn left once more to bring you back to Mc­Kinney again. Park it. You'll be just between TJ's and RONSUE'S. After leaving these two wild places, take McKinney again (to­ward the Encore) a couple of blocks to lemmon avenue and turn LEFT. Take Lemmon for a short trip to the MARK TWAIN. Visit that new club and then continue on LEMMON until you come to Mock­ingbird where you'll turn left. .. (that is the same road to the airport, and take the lane that says to airport) .... pass the air­port and turn left on~ DENTON DRIVE, where you'll turn left off Mockingbird; take DENTON DR. (going back toward town) to what will appear tc be almost a dead end; actually this dead-end will be lighted and loaded with cars. Here is where you will find the new SPEAKEASY.When you're through funnin' and dancin' here, get back on the same road and head back in the same direction toward town again ... this road becomes MAPLE .... and you'll soon come to the RANCH. After the RANCH, you'll keep on the same street until you come to CEDAR SPRINGS where you'll turn right, drive a short way to Pearl Street where you'll find the BA YOU LANDING just off the corner on PEARL next door to a bar-stool supply bus­iness. No trouble finding it, it's , the busiest largest place in town. Then, from the LANDING, you start your next leg of the jour­ney; head back into the heart of town to pick up LIVE OAK and take it away from town until you arrive at SKILES ... where you will find three interesting places: THE ENTREE NUIT, THE VILLA FONTANA, and THE BATHS. H€.i!f(0- $8>t Is It's a great trip, and you'll like finding these places. From each, you'll be able to obtain the addresses and locales of the other lounges in each vicinity .. and there ARE several more within easy reach, such as the HALF DOLLAR, HIGHLAND, BON SOIR, etc., but you'll have to make those part of your it­inerary after you've learned your way around this great BAR city. T.J. A WINNER T.J.'s OF DALLAS □□ What there is about this placf noone can answer, but it's cert­ainly got SOMETHING! One may almost term it an enigma. And how this large place manages to fill every corner is astounding, people are still asking the same question over and over again ... how does Margaret manage to do it? Some of the ingredients are dancing, pool tables, game machi­and atmosphere of a raw 'BAR'. No pretense here. Most people feel the reason for T.J. 's pop­ularity is mainly due to M.H. HERSELF.Or maybe, just maybe, its because this place gives one the feeling that whether in torn jeans or cut-offs, or wearing a cotto n safari jacket, or what­ever, you're welcome here. And, THAT FACT is made plain the moment you encounter Marg. at the door or the friendly bartend er who's not afraid to smile at The service is excellent, and jud­ging by the length of the bar, it's obvious why her bartenders are able to remain slim. They lit­erally 'run up' to servee you. T.J.'S IS LOCATED JUST RIGHT ::nd that makes the difference too. Known for its cooperative atti­tude with all the other Gay bars in Big D this place has endured while others have come and gone. Perhaps because the patrons here seem to be the most fiercely loy­al. Reminds one of the cigarette ad. MAMMA EVA NE1'1-.. \SSIIE--- WOMEN FOR ACTION DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS 69 Dall as Chapter times The Nation's Oldest Lesbion Organization Consciousness Raising - Educotional Projects - The Problem BY AHO FOR WOMEN or JOIN US - First and Third Fridays Each Month HOMOSEXUAL Be a part of the Scene -- Call (214) 824-0770 or BOX 5944 A8\ISE. DALLAS, TEX 75222 Queens Afloat Through Caribbean SEPT. 8, New Orleans For a number of years a rather straight looking New Orleanian has ! been organizing tours of MIXED ' · groups of vacationers. This year \ J voyagers, mostly from New The •l'"'i "1ft1-£1i1·. ~ lt1Jlt t,J .~ Y/f I .,!Jil .di Ii) .-~ ~ ., .~I And Anna1s Ice Cream Parlor - In the Heart of Town Phone 501-253-8630 63 Spring Street Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 he organized a gay cruise for 42 ~ - - - - ::_ - - Orleans, with a few from other ·- ~ - - --- ... .,,. ----- - ---- ,·•··-· places including Alabama, Geor­gia, Texas, Mississippi, and Calif­ornia to cruise the Caribbean for a one week cruise on a ship of the Norwegian Caribbean Line out of Miami. Most of the group flew as a group together between New Orleans and Miami and return. A number of ships sail the Ca ribbean out of Miami and some of this fleet of ships heard, falsely through radio operator gossip that the M.S. SKYWARD was completely hired by a gay group. Later, the truth prevailed that only about half of a deck of cabins was occupied by gays. Nevertheless, word reached straight port side auth­orities that the M.S. SKYWARD swished in at 1:30 p.m. on one of its ports of call, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise was only one week, and the cruisers all gave marvel­lous reports. All that this reporter interviewed were enthusiastic about booking another cruise next year. A few wanted to change cabin mates, for their next cruise. All but a few of these 42 had not been I on previous cruises before, and were happy in their bliss. They did • not know that this cruise was not a real luxury first class ship of the principle steam-ship · lines. It has the accomodations of something between tourist and cabin classes and is for sure for the masses. The ship is neat, clean attractive, and new, and led the group to believe they were basking in luxury. The passenger compliment / crew was 700pax. 300 crew, 16,000 tons. For example, the CAROLINA of Cunard Line with which your reporter is familiar, was 37,000 tons and carried 500 pax, 750 crew with first class features un­heard of in such a tiny ship with such a crowded passenger com­plement in ratio to crew and size. A gay New Orleans restaurant­eur and his friend were among the group, and invited about half of the persons in the group to champagne sailing party. You can be sure that some of the group turned out for the costume party. One of the fellows went as Mae West in High, high formal drag of silver lame. She caused flash bulbs to go off when "she" / danced with one of the fellows who happens to live in Houston and New Orleans. Three of the group were female, 1 gay, 1 fruit fly, and 1 fag hag. Next year the fruit fly wants to room with one of the fellows . The group seemed to be too occupied having a good time to become preoccupied with sex. Performs at Dallas Landing Lon WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS NEW VENTURE FOR BONA VENTURE The Mark Twain in Dallas, has parted with Billy Seales who man­aged the club before and from its opening date and brought in as his replacement,Bob Bonaventure. Bob once before worked for Fra. k Ca ven, the owner of this club, but in another capacoty. Bob's new position as Mark Twain' s new manager is hardly noticeable to the untrained eye, as it is Bob's attitude to be unimposing and very quiet about his role. Bob's ex­perience in the bar business, acc­ording to Caven, is quite diverse and so far, said the owner, Bob's performance has been more than satisfactory. DALLAS: 3834 Ross Avenue FT WORTH: 2800 Purington Sunday Services : 7:30 pm David Carden, Interim Pastor 11 am & 7:30 HOUSTON: MCC Study Group 504 F airview -Call 528- 9069 Page 5 ' Ah Men-! AH MEN .............. . Moving strongly into contention for Gay business among the pop­ular Adon's and other clothing stores for men, is the new Ah Men clothing store which recent­ly displayed its autumn line be­fore a Gay audience at the HI­KAMP (Afemale impersonation show bar in Houston)using the bar's drag show stage for the purpose. According to sources purpose. According to sources at the Bayou Landing, it also plans to do a show .there along with other shops catering to Gays. The Gay Community welcomes to Houston this unusual shop and hopes it will continue on a courze of success. It certainly has had a good start. Studi 4111 BRYAN Al flfZHUGH 214 123 0447 Page 6 THE RANCH -IN THE ROUGH-If you're looking for an unusual floor plan, you've found it at a spot in Dallas, called the Ranch. A beer bar, this unusual place has all the trappings of an old fashioned beer joint, and even resembles in some ways the old texas-type saloon with multi-level and all. Devoid of artificial glitter and false props, this place sells o~ly beer and invitations to meeting people. The crowd is fairly good during the week, and can prob­ably use a little boost, but the weekends are reportedly much bet­ter. Not far from the very popular SPEAKEASY the Ranch attracts a rugged group of Gays w~o have little tolerance for phonies. It seems to enjoy the reputation of attracting people with their own ideas about entertainment and real WONDERING ideas about real life. The bar deliberately avoids a shroud of pretense aa voiding any display of decor. It is fairly clean, but not well decorated, in fact, sparse ... but this has definite appeal to some, and it itself, the sparse decor is the charm one feels a­bout the place.Service here is ex­cellent and toilet facilities usually kept clean. It's not yet a contender for the MOST popular bar in town, but one is inclined to think that with a little perserverance and a little more publicity outside the Dallas area this place could be a little gold' mine for its owner. It is very definitely unusual and cert­ainly worth a visit there. 900 is 899¾ The 900 Club at 900 Lovett is undergoing a radical physical change these days causing some confusing reactions to Gays mot­oring by the little mixed drink bar; it is the apparent absence WHAT TO 0 0 7 In Dallas of the entry way to the c.lub ... in fact whole whole PORTAL is missing ... we mean the whole BUILDING housing the entry-way to this place, and to many, it seems the Gap means the club is gone! Not so. THE CLUB IS STILL THERE ... only rhe entryway has been severed back from the club putting the entry into what was the far end of the club's main room. Later, the 900 will re­located itself in the same spot but just on the opposite end of the building; thus allowing a new facelift; decor; and 'approved', improved, patio. Keep driving by, only this time go on in .. .it's still. there, and still pretty busy evenings. /4 THEY' Rf AU GU ING TO Ve! "~, h 4015 LfMMON AVf OPENS DAILY AT 4 P.M. -ft-_ Pte~5~N1iNG lift jJAt.b~ A:JI~ ~1R6T l"IJl'I' 1 WfPAIIU ANNUAL MASQUERADE BALL eAf~60RIE5 WI~~ B~ Po.5-ftD /f C~UB lME GRAND P~IZ,E ~250. (PW6) MANY MORE CA~U AWARD!i ANP OfHtR ft,11,fG! ANTHONY -PLANS MAG. HOUSTON, TEXAS Octobert 12, 1973 Joe Anothony, operator of Marys Lounge at 1022 Westheimer, in Houston, recently disclosed his plans for creating a new GAY newspaper here. According to Mr. Anthony, he has just recently im­ported to Houston a printing press which he says cost him more than $40,000.00 that he will use for the purpose. He plans to distribute the paper free to the public, reasoning that free circ­ulation will increase consumer . demand and advertisers will ben­efit by the large circulation he anticipates. Mr. Anthony has al­ready distinguished himself in the publishing field several years ago with a magazine called GAY BOY INTERNATIONAL. Mr. Anthony has, for several years been in the bar business in this city and was the owner/operator of the Romulus at the time of its closing. He also owned the GBI CLUB ON Westheimer which is also closed now, but for several months was highly successful due in part, perhaps to the product­ion of hair which took to the road for a period of time. In addition to his skill as a bar operator, Mr. Anthony also has some vending locations in the city along with interests in Bookstore operations. --- - ,~~#i\t ~o ... 4 -a 7 ~~ SP!',CIAL P~1C65 UP.S,AlR5 OPEN TUESP SUN __9 PM._ TILL 2 A._IV\ 52.8·..3480 #" -~ 4015" iEMMON AVE /4,__, VA~A6l In his announcement Anthony noted his paper would be published the way he though a paper ought to be and would finance itself through the advertising revenue from bar people and others. This way he could cater more to the needs of club operators. As a club operator himself he sees bet­ter insight and greater ability to report what he sees and is able to hear. Mr. Anthony's var­ied interests make him an un usually interesting person to meet and talk with. THE NUNTIUS is hopeful for his success and wishes to be among the first to welcome himinto the field of the journalistic world; furthur pied ging whatever support it may be able to give coupled with best wishes. We are certain that the Gay Community can only benefit That medal-laden ex-column writer has bowed from the col­umn scene lately; co!!ld it be she has run out of wit. .. we earnestly hope that's not the case, but then being outwitted seems her bill of fare this season. Dare she reply? Alas, Jim Wynne is dead.who really killed him. the man who pulled J the trigger? or the man who ora:ered it done! Miss lawyer in exile has been seen back in Houton a few times, lately, but still steers clear of people with mugs of beer in hand. Ho hum ... Doug and Ann are back in town .. . Momma Eva still reigns su­preme at TRIO. Page 7 ,- ' I ilw H~ *Z50.P-l~OPHY-_ b 'PAYS~ HONOLU~U J;,fdre---/lolelfail -- RUNN~R-UP ¾l50~ANO T~OPHY-- f3e,6, COUP1. E° $100. + T~OPtt y £3t51COSiuME .$100. f',~oPHY 6ES'f GOW"-1 $ 2.00. t- T.eoPHY PRoF~IONAL ses, COMEDY · $100. f'TRoPHY 8~61" se121oos $100. -tTllOPHY ftft WINN~flS of COSTL>ME, GOWN,COMEDY A"-ID 5eR1ous wu .. 1.. COMPETE for MISS Ha220'WUA1- ..... . EYeRYoNE IIAS A ()HANCE r?JR J'e-811} PRIZE/ ~t5f~e.D 8~ ~5. 2020 KIPLING Gf'ANDING ~ 250 526-8951 roR ANY INFORMATION . .. FefL­FR. Ee ,o CAL.L 52.b· &gs-1 · ASk A:>~ 8/Li,. BOOTS IS -BACK! • BOOTS IS BACK! And in grand style too. With an all-new bar(THE GLASS STEIN) and an all-new show to back him up, and one of Houston's prime locations. In a conversation with Boots, he explained some of his plans as follows: "First of all, my bar is going to be different. I'm going to have the best of everything, especially shows here. And I'm just start­ing. For example, I think I have the best manager in the business working for me. Rod Gough, _who is good-looking and good with people. Everybody likes him. l'.m getting the best performers avail­able and definitely making this a SHOW BAR and one for people to REMJ;;.MBER ... forever! Because !"II have th<• best imp<•rs,111a1Urs in lown'. For l'xan1pll• on thl• hPad of the list is Edie. and th<•n•·s no-one better: Std is \\ith !Ill' and the others are going to shotk the hell out of the audienn• 11 ith :-.iEW IDEAS. Even the stage is going to be illuminated differemt­going to be illuminated different­h. · This is definite!\ a show bar and rm going to· make people want to fight to get in he a, v. hen "e pack them in. The imperson­ators will be that good. Then vou kno" Joe Rice. Well HE·S THE o:-;E DOING '.\IY SllN­DA Y BRt·:-;cH. And after eating his food. there \\Oil ·t be another place people will want to go. He's terrific \\ith food .. \nd the kids that Imo" it alread., are my best advertisement. Eggs Benedict with a drink is what I'll be giving. for $2.00. l"d like to see Gays pass that one by. Then ... I'm pu_t­ting in a new dance floor that will be attractive. and special." When asked about his plans for HALLOWEE:-;. boots replied: ··well first of all. this will be the ONLY bar people will enjoy thatnight, because I'm being dif­ferent and I'm not going to be overcharging anybody either. For example. my tickets are going to be sold in ADVANCE for only $2.00 --to guarantee a seat for that night, and only $2.50 at the door Halloween night for every­body else. The difference already there is the saving of 50¢ by buy­in advance instead of charging a HIGHER price for a reserved seat. Then the categories are go­ing to be something else: BEST FEMALE IMPERSONATOR; BEST FEMALE IMPERSONATOR COSTUME; and then BEST ORIG-I, I· 7~ rn[m®l;lrn ~ 'I°" f6 dte ~ ~ ut, 2'alM. "7era4 11 II ,I I !1 ;1 I I I I FEAlURINC: Mixed drinks Dancing Live entertainment DraughtBeer---- --15¢ Name Beer 35¢ Bar Drinks 50¢ Call Drinks 75¢ (ALSO VISIT THE BON SOIR) rn~~@mrn 4516~~ (214) 526-9328 Iii' I :i,i modE ~AL 4. , .... --l~'.njo_v .vour STOLl•'.N d1andcli<•1· 9' 'ii'~.;, .J , r girl: _vour fri<•nds must rcall.v :\lu:-.t bt..• opt..•n st..•ason on l"a 1· apprnv<• of you . . . if )OU really salesmen this -'ear.Ont..• n•ct.•nll_\ l·ame clost.• lo havin~ his hoott:'r blown off when he invaded a prospect·s apartment in the com­pan., of an alcoholic r~>omatc: not lad, -like at all . g1rl-brnsh up on manners! Girls you'd better hope it don't rain on vour parade Halloween because the muddy streets in front of .. that place" that nile might just bog you d_own deep enough to lose your high heels; and you KNOW et cheapo won't carpet the street for you. Tex and Joe are doing a great job with the Bon SOIR. Even Bob strangerfriend is going t~ere again. Speaking of strangcrfnend he's driving a pick-up these days, what happened to the caddy? That duck has waddled out of Dallas and now reposing in NASA these days. Did he make his million yet? SUPER DYKE where are you? While she screams poverty and sells junk(among other things) we can't find any sympathy ~or her. Even though it IS expensive to store limosines these days ... James Proctor, congrat­ulations on your good taste;. we hope you'll like your new Job. We LOVE the place ... ,....,,, INAL MALE COSTUME ON A MALE. People can call me for fu­rthur details." Boots then went on to talk some more about the show at the Glass Stein. "Well, I think people are just ticed of seeing bad drag. The Glass Stein is going to mean good IMPERS(>~AT,PR :sHO$S: a~d" not just drag shows. The sbge 1s go­ing to be a knock-out with special lighting effects, runway effect,. and things like tha. The sound is going to be great! And on New Ideas, I feel HALLOWEEN is go­ing to be different here, too, be­cause I feel that Houston's best female impersonators are right here on my stage, and for that night I'm getting qualified judges that will not know ANY of them, so I'm giving Houston queens a chance to enter and compete with the best. And if any of my kids lose, should they care to enter, it's the same risk they'd take anywhere else they'd go that night. But .. . to the kid that WINS over my performers, it'll really MEAN something! Because every­one will know they are the best And in the event you don't know this contest is open to everyone At first I wondered about lettinE my kids enter but then I figureo the contestants would like to go up against some REAL compet­ition and honest and impartial fair judging to give everybody a good chance at victory. ~nd l'.ll tell you right now, my kid~ ":111 stand no better chance at wrnmng than anyone else off the street! The JUDGES won't know ANY of the contestants. But the shows here at the GLASS STEIN is what I'm pushing. It's going to be THE show bar in Houston." And it looks as thought Boots really means business too, as shown by the fact he employed BOBBY SCOTT(one of the town's best light and sound men) to han­dle the light and sound equipment. The GLASS STEIN has already begun showing marked signs or improvement just since Boots has II,\\ 1-'. an_v ... do _vou'? Wt•' rc find­in~ it lough to find on<• by a name we ean print. You're much bctle1· lot,king without ,our beard. Hut now, why noi cut your ha i r and quit wearing those r idi('u lous short pants? The gentle rivalry between the steam rooms is refres hing! The local bar owners could use the example they set. What doctor lost his cap at a certain lounge last week-a fas t face to the floor in desperate search made it appear he was drunk and was then tossed out by alert bartenders; before he could explain his plight... wonder what the clean-up man thought the next morning when he found that cap (you know, girls , the little thing the dentist puts on your teeth?) Steering her antique ship down Richmond for so long now, affords him the luxury of a new mercedes and she's proud of it. So are we .. when a queen learns to mind her own business as well as she, she deserves it. The two Johns just celebrated their first year of marriage. Who would EVER have believed? - had it; actually, Boots was in­strumental in first opening this bar together with Doug and Ann, but later left for other ventures, so this is really a homecoming for this dynamic promoter. Boots has been anxious to be­come the Glass Stein's lone owa­er since its inception, and now, it appears, it fondest wish is ful­filled. One reason Boots felt it was necessary to own, rathe r than manage the place, was so that he could express his ideas wholly, and without compromise with an owner who mayjust make certain ' concessions ' but not be in full favor of ideas or pro­motions. Sometimes this can be dis-heartening, when a plan is created but only partially evolved. Now, with his own pocketbook at gamble, Boots is back at it. This time with his own form­ula for success. Congratulations! The Gay community wishes Boots and his GLASS STEIN every suc­cess in all it endeavors to do. Page 9 "\' ' ~ N i ~ W~ HONOR I (C I BANK AMERICARD - t)f NtR~ ewe -CARft 5LANCHf C~f Pt1 CARD~ ' '"""' 'ANNEX' READIES Race to Top THE ANNEX CLUB ............. .... . New clubs may come and go in dear old Houston, but none with such promise as the new 'ANNEX' located at 1318 Westheimer. For­merly known as Rands, or the POSADA DEL SOL, this club ad­joins the now-straight Entree; a two-story building remodeled from an apartment house, this new club will probably attract many of the old Entree customers and many Ii ving in the vicinity. According to ANNEX sources, this club will be a 'conservative' place, tastefully and well decor­ated by its origina. owner, and will make its bid for the senior collegiate crowd and executives, side-by-side to jeans crowd. Tho itt has all the earmarks of a coat and tie place, such is not the case in mind. It will have a fun 'aura' with a piano along with the juke box and usual game machines. Although not officially opened yet it is licensed as a mixed drink bar with a dancing license, and has already begun its ascent to nor-··· r ity. .,ig so close in on Westheimer it practically within walking distance to everywhere, and many on foot, have already chosen this as their favorite roosting spot. Plans for the grand opening are not fully revealed, but the date is set for OCTOBER 18th. from 9 pm until closing. Page 10 An a(ijacent lot is being cleared for parking, and will be surfaced to allow more than ample space for the caddies and skooters ex­pected to jam the area. According to the management team representing the ANNEX this will be highest orf the list of the city's FINEST COCKTAIL LOUNGES. · This two-level structure has a steel fire stair leading down from the second story, and the second­story room is virtually surround­ed by glass affording a great view onto busy Westheimer. THE AN­NEX features a T.V. lounge, and each portion of the club is divided into seperate uses; the ANNEX will feature HAPPY HOURS daily 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ALL DAY SUN.) with H'ouerv d'ouerves during. In a statement to the Nuntius, the management affirmed that the ANNEX will be a quiet, comfort­able lounge with a relaxing at­mosphere at all times. It will open daily at NOON and close at 2:00 a.m. This club will also be among a very few that will honor SUCH MAJOR CREDIT CARDS as Bankamericard, Diners Club and GOT A PLASTIC SURGEON HANDY? Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were in a traffic accident or Cight, etc., and suffered lacerations about the face? And what the scar would ~ 0 <; z CJ) m 1HURSPAY <:r:rOSElt 18 'II»! do to your looks afterward? Well first, let us say that when the emergency first occurs, and you're admitted to a hospital emergency room, that hospital's first concern is to stop the bleed­ing and prevent any furthur harm from exposure of the wound. They will clean it, dress it, and per­haps stitch your face together. But rarely is the plastic surgeon on call there, and aesthetics have little role in the emergency room treatment. Even when the attend­ing physician does his best to do a 'clean' sewing job, he is not as able to conceal the scar as would be a plastic surgeon. Do you know one? Do you have his name and phone number or home address? Do you even have a doctor of your own? It would benefit you to look into this mat­ter now, if you care at all about your appearance, because a feww moments time can make a life­times' difference to you. If a plastic surgeon is_ summoned to the scene immediately, within a few hours, to the opersting room he can probably prevent the scars from showing. There is little he can do later that doesn't become too costly or involved. Getting him to the scene of surgery about the time of the accident is the one way to ensure that no matter how badly your face may be cut up, under the skilled hands of a plas­tic surgeon, you can prevent the formation of ugly scars. Ask your doctor. He'll tell you. If you don't know a doctor, ask a friend for the name of his. Spend $12. and become his patient. THEN from HIM get the name of the plastic surgeon he'll use in time of crisis; plan ahead people. Make sure you know of one in the cities you intend visiting. Take the time to plan ahead for such 'trivial' things. But remember, in this Gay Life we live, LOOKS mean a whole lot. TIKI - new look The newly redecorated TIKI ROOM at the Houston BAYOU LANDING h?.s been attracting more and more people to it nitely perhaps, in pajt, due to the per­sonal attention they receive from the master bartended there, Paul, who holds court six night a week in the place. The room is not yet attenuated for a rush of business, as the job is still unfinished; a new dance floor has been added, and the new light fixtures help. The bar has been redesigned and enlarged. Crystal-like chandeliers adorn the ceiling where once hung white nondescript globes; pix of figures adorn the walls in unusual stance while the color of the room is conducting a difficult chore for match-work visa vi furniture and other accoutrements planned for the room. As it is now, the room is com­parable to any small bar in the city of Houston, but is only in its first stage of decorating. The little touch of sophistic­ation one now feels upon entering the room has helped bring to this major Houston bar, many who otherwise dislike the main room. Acoording to sources at the Bayou Landing, more will be done with the room soon, including the possibility of a large patio just outside the side door. DANGER mois e .. ~._,,, Rumor has it Gilda is building her own shuttle craft to carry her bod back and forth to acapulco. She's there so often, Jerry thinks he's save money in the long run. He's just a little worried about using the FARMHOUSE smoke for fuel. .. even THAT much smoke couldn't fly a plane, could it? Miss eLPaso transplant to D is evidently doing well. Her story­book club is almost tops in town now, and so are her silly little tricks .. .isn't nice to have them in your place LEGAL now? Speak easy about the two in Dallas who've made a sensational comeback all the way from obliv­ion, along with their toupee'd friend--they're doing well togeth­er. One of the mayoral candidates needs to look a bit closer at the support coming from a certain individual-he is disliked and dis­trusted in the gay community, and could very well be the reason for swaying the vote away from him. And a certain state legislator has a golden opportunity of get­! ifg the Gay vote if he handles h1 sself carefully'. . • 7' At that coclitall party last week .Y-SAWyou pour that Highland Mist into the J&B bottle. THAT'S why I drank out of the Highland Mist bottle that night. Did it freak you out, you cheap thing? Sporting a mustach, Della still won't return to the stage. One last suggestion ... how UNISEX drag, Della? Terry (Barbra Streisand) stiij packs 'em in at RonSues's. Miss BOMBTHREA T is back in town again and still vocal about his innocence. Tiffany is back at the Bayou Landing in Dallas. Sahdji waa here and gone before Dennis could throw his curves .. next try .. Farmhouse .. Speaking of Sahdji, she'll get $301). for her performance and $208. air fare from wherever she will be playing Halloween. The round-trip all expense paid prize to Hawaii, was Bill Bakers idea .. Dennis wanted a more exotic place ... like Galveston ... etc. C.J. Harrington, MR. DAVID, has been hosted by the president of the Club Baths Chain in Miama recently; but when he gets to the BL here in Houston, he still has to pay to get in the joint! The mistress of the ranchy joint sent Bette Midler a telegram in­viting same to her place for the evening; showing good taste, she didn't go, but did mention the name to the audience. We're waiting for Walter Price to re-appear. It's been a while and it -makes us nervous when V:e don't know what he's up to. The Silver Dollar Saloon is up to its old tricks again ... now that EL GLASS STEINO is bringing dragon addicts out to the area it is again employing otherwis~ "dead" queens ... why did it wait so long this time ... or is it con­tent to take slough-off money. ... how are the roaches doing there these days? Well FANNY FARMER fin-ally made it to europe and back. Now a world-traveler, she's hungrier than ever, and decides Americans are better eaters. And mother Chuck seems more lively these days now that she's sporting contacts ... she doesn't have to squint anymore to see those tricks, and the crows fenet seem to be disappearing ... An old issue of GBI magazine was floating around here recently. Will the 60's change its name to the 30's, now that half of 'em is gone? When the state authorized the legal right turn on red, wouldn't you know Dallas would have its sign ready at almost all of its major corners saying NO right on red .... that town dumbfounds the rest of the country. Why in heaven's name can't it let well enough alone? It's one of the few towns in the country that hasn't enough sense to turn off the crossing lights after a cer­tain hour, when there is no traf­fic to speak of; it couldn't care less about conserving energy; it just wants to keep the police traffic courts busy! BROWNE BRECKENRIDGE, you must stop eating those beans-; this whole town has been polluted lately, and I'm sure it couldn't be your mouth, so it has to be those beans .... COME ALIVE again girl, we miss your sassy lip! Halloween Goblins, Fairies ****** The one time of year that people have the opportunity for self-ex­pression. It's upon us now, and Gays throughout Texas are busily planning outfits, needling and sew­ing hard away at costumes and regalia to bedazzle and delight their fellow compadres at the Ballas and Bars where the chal­lenge they'll meet will be strong contention for crowns, trophies and cash awards, all on this, the most traditional Gay night of the year. The central core of Gay Life to a large majority is the Bar or Lounge. It's the focal point for most activities; meeting, playing, dancing, and re-acquainting with old friends. And this year Halo­ween promise& to be the most ex­citing ever! Look at all the new places now open that weren't here last year. And the bar people well aware of the revenue such a night normally brings, are all gearing up to giving away literally thous­ands of dollars in order to cap­ture your business that night. But one word needs be said for all this. However mercenary the in­dividual bar owner(s) may seem to you for taking your mQney, it should be understood that this rev­enue helps them survive the year long, and gives you the year-round romping place you frequent. But truly, the pri ncipal reason for such gala prizes and awards and parties at these places is not so much to finance themselves, as most GIVE AWAY more than they take in that night, but rather, 'it is an expression of gratitude to you for your patronage, and should be seen in that light. And this year it will be rewarding at so many places. BUT .. keep in mind when you choose whdre to spend Halloween .... what did THAT bar do for YOU the rest of the year? COUNTERPOINT! In the last issue of the Nuntius a statement was made and was printed concerning the Dallas bars, in general. It was written by a contributor in what may have been good intention, but without real foundation. This counterpoint should set the record straight. that would create a higher cost to DALLASITES. It was a plan based on realistic figures that should have worked. But while still in infancy, the shaky oper­ators lost their nerve and backed off thinking customers would boy­cot them. That was a shame. BECAUSE the side-benefits you, the patron would have accrued, would have far outweighed the added cost of FIRSTLY .. .. if there is bickering between the bars, it is the gossip of the patrons making that happen and not the owners. In my last visit to Big D I saw no evidence of any rivalry even bordering on your bar drinks. For example, the hostility. In fact, it was apparent free legal counsel to Gays who even to the most objective ob- might be arrested in Gay bars, or server, that the bars stand to- wrongfully arrested on D.W.I. or gether more united now than ever other charges when leaving a bar, in an attempt to bring to the days or arrested in a club for various of the future a way Gays can go sexual misconduct charges, etc. freely from one bar to another These items were the meat, the and have no fear of reprisals. true substance of the guildplanned The bar operators have been for Dallas. visiting one another, and have even It's time for Gay's to realize attempted at one point to consol- that bars are a business and to idate a program which would bring survive they have to make money. to fore a stabilized pricing of the And to MAKE MONEY these bars beverages. This fell apart not be- have to charge reasonable prices. cause of lack of unity, but be- The proposed guild would have cause the Gays started bellyaching been strong help for the little bar about price-fixing, and gouging. who is forced to reduce its price Gays pay less for their drinks to be competitive ... but the larger per capita in the better Gay bars, bar can gobble it up by matching than they would have to pay in the the price-cut and dealing in vol-straight bars; Gay bar cost of ume, can STILL MAKE MONEY! operation is usually considerably □ DA bar owners guild is import-higher than straights, and in re- ant to have, and Dallas should be cent years, beer, liquor, etc. have FOR one NOT against. all taken a sharp rise in cost. But there is no bickering be- The committee which formed to tween the bar owners today, and align the prices did so with YOU there probably won't be in the in mind, so you could go from one future, because if only one good place to another, and know what thing arose from the attemgt at to expect to pay. Instead your creating the Guild, was a mutual sharp cries of alarm just set the understanding of one another's long-needed program back onto a ba~ic problems. , moulding shelf. ~ - --- -;-. to Ule--f~ecaste1:.-'>f..-g,!0Q1X1,.,.J This isn't San Francisco, per- who wishes people to think that haps, but a guild certainly has bar operators are venemous Jech-been working there quite well for ers out to grab all they can from a long time, and the beneficiary Gay patrons, I say, grab a bar is the patron. stool at some straight club some It was never the intention of night ... you'll be glad to come home the bar owners to initiate a plan to a Gay bar. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ..bl1 Dear Phil: '°' Why can't you do something a­bout the quality of your pix? Some are really bad! Can't you do some­thing about it? Candy Candy: We've already improved the paper stock. The cameraman now needs some. Tell Bob C. to get on the ball with his film. Phil Dear Phil: What's going to happen 11t the Hi Kamp now that their best per­formers left? G.K. G.K.: Did it lose their BEST per­formers? From all reports that Klub still leads the pack in bods. Phil Dear Phil: That was some good looking front page last issue; is he a loc­al boy? J.D. Houston J.D.: Yep! A contest winner spon­sored by Club Houston here. Phil Dear Phil: Why do the bar owners always wait until the last minute to tell about events like Halloween and New Year's events? N.C.M. Austin Dear N.C.M.: I think it's because they like keeping people in suspense; per­haps some wait until the last to report so their competition will not have the edge. We hope in the NEXT issue, they'll start for the New Year's Eve plans. Phil Dear Phil: You might call me a closet case - I don't go to bars here at all, but I enjoy reading your pap­er. Is there any other place but the bars where I can buy a copy? Closet: Miss Closet Dallas, texas The Commerce Street News Stand in Dallas carries it. Phil Page 23 .., ' I lt abDd *** *********....._. ************** *********** ~~~ ~ ~~--~~ * * ~~,1~ /l/!J ~ .... JQSS· <aZ~ _,.. ""'r.\ ~ W'/JI ~ ~ W'f/ 11 * ** ~-·~ ** }* f~J 1P ~~ 1° V\WD-H -1!-!-~ -~- l.OJ "fll_VO, --,-f"Q a* j d'f 1'.L N'IW 1 : J.NiWa9N~l:I~ (:J :1)1~0 a I , I i -~ . . 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The customer ungraciously returned The operator-owner of the Up- in a truck which he crashed through stairs bar in New Orleans promptly the wall, making it, indeed, a side-leased a bar property at 940 St. walk cafe, until repairs were made. Louis Street, which is uptown- That bar did not come forth with riverside corner of the intersect- any explanations whatever. Neither ion with Burgundy Street. For has the owner of his ex-Upstairs years it was a negro bar. The come forth with any apologies to property has been well remodeled your reporter, nor to the gay com-and the new bar opened September munity for the fire, nor for any-lst, as· the Post Office. It has a thing. This unbusiness-like at-first floor location in its building, titude and cold bloodied lack of with good exit signs and no "funky heart doesn't usually pay off. flammable decor". Business is business, and gay This reporter asked the owner business is also business, and if he had any recent news of the please may it be responsibly so? fire besides that given the news So far, there are no reports of any media by the fire department. law suits of contributory neglig- He angrily blurted out that if ence against the owner/ operator he did, he wouldn't tell. I asked of the Upstairs bar by the victims him if he cared to be quoted on nor by their family / heirs. that statement? He didn't care. I With various contribution funds then asked the owner if he thought collected nationally for the Up-that his attitude might be com- stairs fire victims, it would be pared by the gay community to interesting to know if the bar Nero's fiddling while Rome Burn- owner of the Upstairs has also ed? The owner then ordered me out contributed. In case, not, or so, of the bar in an angry, ungentle- this reporter will be glad to match manly way, without answering the his contributions, and also con-last question. This reporter has sider giving funds for victims' never heard of a person getting legal expenses, when asked through kicked out of a gay bar for quietly this newspaper. asking questions. A normal, An employee of the New Orleans healthy reaction to a friendly Fire Department, who wishes to be questioner after a tragedy would un-named has given this reporter be of remorse, not hostility. for the Nuntius an interview This action reveals more about held outside New Orleans concern-this bar operator's actions than ing the fire at the Upstairs perhaps questions could have bar here. The department has de-answered. (Thanks for the demon- termined that napalm was used to stration, sir.) start the fire. He further stated Althoμgh . he doe,s not ~ave jl.__. th¥-I this and ptjler facts have 1, r~N.Qtt.:'.he"4!•1'.a· ho~ln1mv,~en Withlfeld ffo1n -tfil!. press-in 111'11:! _..'l'M:r--istll'W' ih~ bar ~~tor New·Orleans bytii:s-department be-can act without reason and with a cause it wishes to make a strong disposition that is not normal. case toward conviction of the ar- Without exploring the possibilities sonist and avoid weakening it's STRICTLY GOSSIP The 'cleanest' rose in town has recently recovered her lover from a short stay at hospital. All is well now. In the process, Rose lost a few pounds, and spaghettis no longer the bill of fare at that household. Silver threads among the brown has trimmed his newly grown mu­stache and packed off to S.Main to practise the Art of the Sraight bar business ... we wondered why the 'straight' look these days. The ex-demolitions man seems to be in the greasy spoon biz; he works till 2 a.m. or later, but still has time to track chicken in the rough off westheimer for beddy-bye time each night. The once-hot-Momma of West­heimer has put her pistol down a­gain; this time another heart at­tack. A serious one, and one more may be the last .... Determined to keep his hands in all the mouths he possibly can, and in any way he can, he his now seen fixing salad plates at the BIG KITCHEN of his bar ... The tatooed ex-gogo boy turned dragon last year leaves Houston for a straight job; his lover stays behind awhile sorting out the drag. The california queen who made national headlines and came to Houston to live with her real­life husband, tried to take her own life ... and is critically ill. With so many bars opening this season, it's hard to keep up with friends· but one who normally lives in a mansion was finally Page 2 spotted the other day; she's bought a new pair of jeans that open in the back (ZIPPERED) and nes­tles in a certain Westheimer bar now. She finds that zipper a con­venience, and doesn't have to use the back seat of the limo. anymore. Two GIANTS in the club bus­iness are finally ta.king to one another- even if it's only on the telephone. Can an agreement to cooperate with one another be in the works? So she LOST her El Dorado; it was parked in front of her home, billfold on seat, and all ... was it REALLY stolen, or was she pen­alized by a jealous lover? Looks like Big G is still in retirement ... at least we think so. No more police street blockades downtown lately. The operator of a Westheimer are Pub has the right idea; stay away from your own place and get drunk at your competitor's. The idea must work because he isn't running off any business ... at his OWN place! Whatever happened to the liquor license girl? And how come no dance permit? Did they beat you to the right germ at the Y.K.W. Motor Mouth has two clubs to spread tales (TAILS?)in now. Ed, when does one first see the symptoms of M.S.? OR would you really know? SAHDJI 1000 EMBOSSED m BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 Whirl 4615 Mt. Vernon wind 524-5612 Stint QUALITY PRINTING SAHDJI APPEARS AT HOUSTON THE WELL-KNOWN FEMALE IMPERSONATOR, SAHDJI, AP­PEARED AT A LOCAL CLUB IN HOUSTON RE,CF;NTl,Y, ANp ,RE­TURNED TO CALI'FORNIA AF­TER A WEEK END STAY. THIS NATIONALLY FAMOUS ENTER­TAINER, WILL APPEAR AGAIN IN HOUSTON HALLOWEEN WHEN HE WILL HOSTTHEFARMHOUSE CONTEST OCTOBER 31st. case by prior trial in the news­papers. He claims that the fire department has been responsive, considerate, and cooperative with various gay leaders and individ­uals, in ways which also have not reached the press. The Reverend David Solomon has withdrawn from the Metropoli­tan Community Church in NewOr­leans, and has also ceased any affiliation with the national MCC. He volunteered this information, but would not give any reasons, upon questioning, as to why he has dro ed out. G ass Stein anew VINCENT AND CYR REBUKE PR Many in the distres&ed were distressed by the press coverage of the Houston slayings, because they thought the homosexual angle was blown out of proportion. Sim­iliarly, the attempt to link the Houston murders with the Dallas Odyssey incident caused indignat­ion. Two spokesmen for the Gay ion. Two spokesmen for the Gay community were indignant enough to go to the mass media and pre­sent their case. Reverend Richard Vincent of MCC-Dallas and Ken Cyr, chair­man of Awareness, Unity and R~­search Association, visited major broadcast and print me a in Fort Worth in an effort expli explain that the news portrayal of the two events was reinforcing the opinion that all homosexuals are sick sex maniacs. Some press coverage did result from the interviews with the media. The Fort Worth Press on August 16 carried a story under the head­line - "Deranged minds, not sexual preferences, says two of slayings'. The broadcast stations visited gave no direct coverage to the interviews, but several did in re­porting tone down the sensational­ism of the 'homosexual murders' approach. From THE OPEN DOOR, AgaPf! Metropolitan Commurfitf ChurclJ, Ft. Worth, Texas. ' MARK TWAIN We tip our collective hat to Frank Caven for having that much faith in his business and his patrons; particularly he deserves thanks for pulling bars off back streets onto the mainstream again. And as the Mark TWAIN sits pulsat­ing on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, it will serve as a reminder to all that the day of the 'secret' club is gone forever. at 3207 Montrose,Houston,corner ing with Westheimer in the town' most popular Gay District is sit uated around the corner from th 900 Club, a block across the wa from the ever-popular Mary's, down from the populous Round­table, two hops from the Numbers, a few blocks from the Annex an only a short jaunt to the Detour, i;';t._•s•h•o•w•,•c•o•m•p-ri•s•e•d•o•f~H~o•u•sto-n'!'••s---1 becomes the favorite jump-in po- top female impersonators, Sunday int for Houstonites. A gargantuan brunches for only $2.00 which in-parking lot across the street eli - elude a drink, mixed drinks, dan-minates parking problems and the f GLASS STEIN is leteral surround- cing, and reliable hours o oper ed by other famous landmarks ation. Opening the same time 6 attracting out-of-towners as well days a week, and 12 on Sunday, as Houstonites seeking these fam- the club closes every morning ta t at two a.m. ous res uran s. Easy to find, look for the Lib- Newly transferred from Doug erty Bank at Montrose and West-and Ann to Boots, the place has heimer; it's just across the street already begun to show a rapid on Montrose. rise to popularity with a great \ \ ,\ \. '·· zodiac 74 IY IODOY 1974 CALENDAR 13 PAGES ONE fOR EACH SIGN Of THE ZODIAC lllUSTRAHO. ~HTH HIS BEST PHOTOS ~IO TEXAN a•i 50 cuts STATE TAX WOODY ENTERPRISES 3316 BlACKBURN OAllAS TEXAS 15104 DALLAS BA YOU PLANS '\'' HAL Low EE opposed to the San Francisco trip N out of Dallas.... • All categories will be posted in The Bayou Landing of Dallas the club in Dallas, and interested announces its plans for giving a- parties may inquire when there way more than $2500. in cash pr- or phone the DALLAS BAYOU izes this year for Halloween, will LANDING at (213) 742-3269. also give the lucky winning con­testant a free trip to the Golden City of San Francisco. Each year the BA YOU LANDING searches for unusual events, and management from both clubs say that this year, will be one for all to remember. DENNIS SISK the club operator has decided the prizes would be similar for both clubs, thus allowing Gays to go to either city to enjoy Halloween, and not miss the big event at eith­er club- except for, perhaps the trip. The HOUSTON Landing is giving away a trip to HAWAAII as COULTOUR A-LA-GAY ~"' ~~" ... \1,•~ " ... , , " W'fOII AALf LAR ~ 8£E/< tJ111l'vYIAI£ -H-alQaweRM, Texaa-W~stern Conte6t 10 PM-FREE JJfP/t St~ SPMj IOPM- l--01'~ ~AJNM/GAMtS/ ~CA1tD &NreNleNTI.( ON f1fittUGH GurrouNDeo '6Y alMo~t A~l.-1He OftfE~ 0A'-t; AS ft4i ~PICeN'ff~/ ,zzo N,FITZUUGH-526-9.320 It FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair ~S'3S !Id 18 S~f.lJt Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. 5415 Fannin 4ttA/tv»er Pag• 15 NOW AT OUR NEW LOCATION CORNER SHEPHERD CHER Plays Farewell I CHER LEAVES HOUSTON One of Houston's foremost en­tertainers, and a female impers­onator, CHER BONO, has left this city for another state where he was required to accept a trans ­fer within the straight company employing him full time. Although CHER only per formed in Houston for about a year, he earned for himself a reputation none would refute; and his port­rayal of the real Cher Bono, who he admired so much, has never been challenged in Texas. His portrayal was so real, that at one point he sent photographs to the actual team of Sonny and Cher and claim from them a witty response. Sonny, his help-mate on and off-stage, remains in Houston for a short while, before he joins his mate. CHER has performed on the same stage with some of the town notables, and includes in his al­bum of memories, his perform­ance with CHARLES PIERCE. In his absence from Houston, it is doubtful another will attempt to replace him. But CHER has no plans for acting his role while away from Houston. At least not at present. As for his title to the role of CHER .... it is well deser­ved. Few have achieved such per­fection in pantomime. Houton will miss him. Waits eagerly for his return. * Page 16 ....... ...... ...•.. ... •..•..:. .•.•. •. Mr.Frizbq ·, • PRIVATE f!ATII CI.U8 HOUSTON Richard s.e.Iecting jewelry at Adon's -3401 MlLfM AT FRANCIS ENll<AIICE OIi r/?ANC/$ VISITS . 1Uf6DAY-WfPNt~D.AY-iHURS *eR" ~IDAY. SATI..IRPAY-~UNDAY ~.5po OPEN 24 HOURS 52.3·8840 CLOSED MONDA)" 't • , : l • ' K] K. An estin alwai K who of h the town eazy On and Per OU see111 som1 y.-oo siti the mor i ona Bo we hair KIK ic. ~ at ffi ly P, front peOJ?i cutt~ cutt~ BA~ ver,lo\ at th ator I KIK plac Nuru Yori Steil Cabl the has stat K' or th~! vel !es and fore such sta~ Kl sewi for Un for joys roun love. And the or som1 fish KIKKI LEE ... a profile bemoans .Akid on stage needs to remember that he has just one job to do ... and that's to enter­tain! Tips only seem to cheapen the act and give it the look of a 'Carny Can-Can' act. Today, these kids are more intent on re­ceiving those dollar bills than the applause they' re really supposed to be working for. And, he says, I want the applause. I'd like the dollar bills too, but I won't play ~or them. I make enough money m salary to give it my all and the tips, if they interfere with my act, just have to remain in the hands of the audience. But main­ly because it breaks my stride. TO PAUSE TO SAY THANKS TO ONE PERSON ... while ignoring the rest of the audience .. .it's just un­fair to the rest of the 599 watch­ing the act.' Kikki Lee. An interesting name. An inter­esting person and such people are always fun to read or write about. KIKKl is one of those people who love to flirt with your sense of humor and is, in fact, one of the down-to-earthiest people in town. His wit and myrth make him eazy to remember. On stage, Kikki has seen feast and famine; good times and bad. Performing presently at the Bay­ou Landing in Houston, KIKKI has seemingly achieved new status, something many are now still in grooming for. But this present po­sition did not come easily; it is the culmination of ten years or more of hard work and profess­ional perserverence. Born in Sweeny, Texas and weighing 230 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes, out of custume, KIKKI appears robust and cherub­ic. In fact, while not peeforming at the Landing in Houston,, usual­ly prefers to hang around the front entrance to chit-chat with people as they arrive. Camping, cutting up, adding to the nig bar cutting up, adding to the BIG BAR the warmth it needs. People very seldom realize this cut-up at the door is the same imperson­ator they applaud on stage. In the past decade or so, KIKKI has performed at such places as the Desert Room, the Nugget, Finnocchio's, the New Yorker, the HiKamp, the Glass Stein, the OLDCabaret, the NEW Cabaret (downtown), the GBI, the Scene I, Pappa Bear's, and has toured the New England states unto Canada and beyond ... Kikki has also played straight or straight-owned bars such as the Cobra, the Gold Garter, etc. Of this training, KIKKI has de­veloped a knack for working pto­fessionally on almost any stage and it is understandable, there­fore, why she should now show such professionalism on the vast stage of the Bayou Landing. KIKKI'S favorite hobbies are sewing, movies, making costumes for herself and others. Unique is KIKKI'S alter-ego; for example, as much as she en­joys people and likes to be a­round them so much, she still loves times of being all alone. And at those times, packs off to the hinterlands, or to a bayou or seashore or even mudhole somewhere to sit and 'shell' or fish for days. He loves the out- When asked where he plans to " go on from the Bayou Landing if he leaves, Kikki didn't know for certain. He hopes by that time there will be .live shows avail~ doors. Almost as n:uch as he loves able to him, where he feels today entertaining. is a long way off. But where shows should now be heading. Kikki loves to travel too. A- Kikki loves to make the other mong his favorite cities are h b Houston, where he has been now s. ow ars and thoroughly enjOIJS more than a decade, Dallas (for his ~~~e time visiting as many as the fun of it), and New York City, possi e. He loves to encourage the new performers and offers where everything is so different. some advise to the newest: 'BE KIKKl's interests are as varied MORE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL as his acts and performances and ENTERTAINER. STOP TRYING j~ke_s. For example, ~o sup~lement TO LOOK SO MUCH LIKE A WO­his mcome, he d~al~ m antiques ... MAN AND CONCENTRATE ON both to en1oy f~d~g them, and TALENT. DON'T TRY TO LOOK also to enJoy fmdmg then good LIKE A STREET WALKER TRY ~omes where they'll be app<ec- TO LOOK LIKE A FEMALE IM-ia~ e~nings at home find him ~ew PERSONATOR.' ing, or sorting out his specia, Kikki went on to advise that record collection and old shows the newcomer shouldn't glamor­taped or recorded. He's forever ize himself to a song, but to do on the look-out for new or orig- an act to poi;tray or INTERPitE'I' inal material, and for 'old stuff' the song. And to play down the people have forgotten about, ar·' costuming. Makeup is important. enjoys searching out antique re- \\!hat's a clown without the right cords or tapes. Sometimes t:e iF ••· ' eup. 'When I first started, I able to locate things he can , ·e in pJaJt:d for straight groups, mostly his shows. .,, for kicks.Pants folded up un-tHIS unique e -•ertainer co-h, ,; <!er the dress which was just a the show ·.t t• Houston Ba, l '1,,,y rag, and wore a lousy wig, Landing k , etr · with Jennife1 :; ' was the IMPRESSION I George, and C'! ~nnifer, he spe~ that people loved, and the almost adoringly; a beautiful boy ,,,, 1c loved it. I even played for and when in costume, a really , '.T.A. OF ALL PLACES, And beautiful woman, says Kikki. But i, ,,le liked that sort of thing. his own personal attitude toward But I'm not sure how far I would himself is different. HE feels HE have come, if I'd put a lot of my is A DRAG QUEEN .. in the old time and money into expensive sense of the word ... not the street wigs, costumes, etc., And I be­walking transy .... (as he puts it) .. lieve that's true today. Pick the and is not a girl!. .. once you've right material to use, emphasize made yourself into a girl, you ARE the fact you're a MAN in female a girl and not a female imperson- attire, and it returns you to the ator. But I try to make myself real life of impersonation. LOOK like a drag queen ... in other Kikki doesn't smoke, drinks words, a MAN impersonating a moderately. His favorite drink is female. Then I rely on my talent a brandy alexander. Occasionally, TO IMPERSONATE AND ENTER- Kikki visits FRIZBEE'S for fun TAIN! But never for a minute and games, and often meets people do I want them (the audience) to away from the club environment think I want to look like a girl. I which gives him a broader look guess, says Kikki, 'I'M a hang- at life. over from the past days when we He doesn't particularly care used to do this sort of thing for for porno movies and would rath­the fun of it. It was better and er spend his time in ordinary sometimes funnier to do it half- movies and seeing current shows assed in drag. I like to remind int town. 'I'D RATHER RESERVE people that I'm a good performer MY SEXLIFE FOR MY BEDROOM and not a make-up artist or tran- than share it with someone else sy.(Referring to non-pro's). on the screen like a voyeur.' Kikki also likes to pick and use This truly capable performer is numbers in her routines on stage at home in his element, the big that people can't sit and mouth the BAYOU LANDING in Houston,and words to, and that's why J like my the employees love having him a­acts to be unusual. round with his sometimes wicked He performs because he LIKES sense of humor. He loves to tease to. Self-employed otherwise, and people into laughter and does his comfortably incomed, he jabbed at best to get the stuffy ones to let some other performers who lose their hair down. Kikki is a perso­' professionalism' by playing to the nality on and off stage ... and when TIPS . 'Very unprofessional' he you visit the Bayou Landing; you will have little trouble locating him ... just follow the laughter ... he's sure to be the source of it. And when you meet him, pre­pare to make a friend. He's not happy until everyone he knows IS indeed, his friend. Bayou Landing Shifts Personnel DALLAS BAYOU LANDING ....... In an unannounced move, the Bayou Landing did a little house­cleaning, in response to varied complaints about the personnel employed there. Most of the em­ployees named as 'disinterested' in the customers' welfare were dismissed and were replaced al­most entirely. The move included the club's manager all the way down to clean-up people, though one or two remain. Management felt the move was necessary, due to its shift of policy which is aim­ed at 'more personal' service to the customer. One explanation given was the need to show patrons that no mat­ter how large or popular a place can get, it's still neccessary to be polite, friendly , and interest­ed in giving good service; these factors were not being provided by the previous crew. 'It was a difficult thing to do,' ?ne source was quoted as say'lng, because so many had been with us so long'. But Dallas Gays seem delight­ed with that move, because the new personnel have adopted the policy almost to the letter and have been enjoying the change. This produced a new air of favor toward the BA YOU LANDING and the excitement it has brought has returned to the club many who otherwise, because of poor ser­vice had been staying away. The loss of these people was actual­not felt, because of the vast num­ber of people jamming this club nitely, but nevertheless, their re­turn increased tremendously the nitely business, and, true to the overall plan, service has been more than satisfactory. The recarpeting of the club it's new balconies and step-lite; ~e stepped-up show, the expen~ ~ive sound system just recently installed, the new outside paint job and new outside entry • shel­ter, have shown Dallasites that management really cares for its clientele. And has made these mo­difications before they were really needed, to show its sincerity to the club's thousands of patrons. The club's operator, in a con­ference with his new staff indic­ated his intent to perform a very efficient service with a very per­sonal touch for EVERYONE or ANYONE walking through the door of this club .... and emphasized the order of the day: TREAT THEM RIGHT! STRICTLY GOSSIP Bunch's apartment Ts active these days; so's his appetite. If he gains any more weight, he'll never make it through the front ldoor, let alone behind his bar ... Page 17 ,, .. TRAD'N TRICKS" W/M - - - Now Hear This! - - 1 want to hear from gay males over 35 -- It's not that I don't dig younger dudes - - but I want to exchange ideas etc., with those nearer my own age. If you're sincere and haven't found the lover you've always been looking for, but didn't believe to exist, this might be Kismet. I'm 5'8" tall W/M BISEXUAL • 37 - Discreet, shy, oversexed - craves unusual exciting experiences with under­standing people. Box 13X, 4615 .Mt. Vernon, Houston 77006 WANTED: Experienced male model, young, for explicit shots. Good pay. Call Jerry after 8:00 p.m. at 522-8088. YOUNG, W/M - Blond, blue-eyed­wants to meet other males for relationship. Rick, P. 0. Box 953, Forney, Texas 75126. - - - - - - ---------- DISCREET PHOTO SERVICE - For your black & white film. Write or send film to DISCREET FOTO's Box U, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston Texas 77006 for further informat­_ i~n _a!,ld_ D}'~C~ lJs!, _ _ _ _ _ _ EL P"O, TEXAS - ,Cay Liber­ation ·torum · P.O Boie 12493, El Paso, Texas 79912. WANTED young man from 18 to 26, to live in Rome, Italy, and have true mate. Am willing to move to another state if it will last for a LONG TIME! Write to Roy S. Dube - 5747 Goodwin, Dallas, Tex. 75206 or if in Dallas phone 821- 4967. WANTED: OCCASIONAL MAS­SEUR for felaxing, unhurried rub­down by appointment. Send rates, phone number to P. 0. Box 35125, Houston 77035. "YOUNG, W/M" - wishes to meet other males. Photo brings quick reply with a photo. Andy, P. 0. Box 1538, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 AIR CONDITIONING - tL • - . - -HEATING SPECIALIST for all your Heating and Air Conditioning ·needs and service - Call T . R. AT AIRLINE AIRE - 523-9540 Day or Night - Resi­dential or commercial. PAMPER YOURSELF. Enroll now for private lessons in classical piano or singing with a profess­ional who is interested in your progress. Telephone 723-3254. ID JJ s nf 1llalhtn • GAY COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICE (Dallas) 826-2192 FORT WORTH - - God loves you and so do we. Join our Christian Study Group (817) 838-9564. W/M Professional. Legally mar­ried, clean cut. Desires to meet same, age to 45. Send photo please. Box 46F - Houston 77006 I and my weight is 140# and have brown hair and eyes. Send a letter telling me about you - - I'll take it from there - - please . be candid and young in heart. If 1 you've never answered an ad before but considered it - - andwer this one. Respond with a snapshot and I'll do the same. Box A, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston 77006 Mt. Vernon, Houston 77006 COLT STUD FOR v9u - Will send fotos and 150 , -i' story about me in explosil ine muscle scenes for only ;i.3 J now. Mr. Colt, Box 84 , p , • · Palisades, CA 90272. Hurr.)- now for unique poses. -------- - - - - - --- W/M Attractive, marriedprofess­ional man. Lean, muscular, age 35. A beginner. Desires to start with and learn from another married professional man, age 25- 40. Write box R - 4615 .Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006 - include address and phone number and brief details. SEEK Bl - Cple. or Guy. l\ew to Houston - Super discrete, at­tractive, seperated from wife - age 41, 6'1", trim 165 and well hung with good body and more than a one track mind. Digs getting it on both physically and mentally. If you're leary about ads that' s good as I'm an ad virgin ad­venturous enough to gry. Are you? Willing to exchange photos. Reply Box S, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006 MALE MODELS - National fine art photographer needs Houston models for photographic port­folios. Emphasis on neat, trim build - - ballet or gymnastic ex­perience helpful; but not necess­ary. No previous modeling ex­perience required. Applicants paid $20 for test photographs, percent­age of portfolio sales if accepted. All art photographs - - ·no "porno". Apply by sending recent photo­graph, age, telephone and address to PRIMUS PHOTOGRAPHY, P.O. Box 19172, Houston, Texas 77024. All applicants will be contacted. NEED A -ROOMMATE- t; -sh;r;p•A'!"'A'!"'R!'!'!!'O'N!'!•, • t•r•o"p'!h•y•-•w"i"n•n11i•n"g""'!R!!"O!"X!l!l-•A11]1.1'-;1111 your home or apartment and cut (who placed as second runner-your cost of living - Write Gaymate up at the Houston Farmhouse' Inc. Box T, 4615 Mt. Vernon, MISS JUL~ FOURTH contest, The MCC Thespian Players are planning a performance monthly. There are tentative plans to play cities in Texas and the Southwest. anyone wishing to audition for thee calling, 521-8299 in Dallas. Houston, Texas 77006 out of 22 highly rated contenders) for your application. All requests and who just finished a recent answered promotly and discretely· southern circuit tour, which in­cluded the Red Room in HQ,llsto.n. Cher appeared wun Si>nhy ~o give illusions of pantomime un­New ERECTILE Cream . . . . . instant action! Write: Box 4937, Yuma, Arizona QUIERO qualifi ed instruction in Spanish com·ersation and grammar in exchange f'lr excellent instruct­ion in pi""" or singing. Write PIK U SCENE(S) HEAVY - - - Bondage, s / m, leather, w/ s, chains bit~,- 8, bikes. Lis!s_ !!l~..Y ~ames w/pixs,'addresses. $2. Now. Lists, Box 84, Pacific Palsds, CA 90272. Also stud story or whip race uses o. -; $2. ' TMT, l . 0 . Box 35125, Houston, . 77035. l, _ ~ - - - - ------- - -- POWERFUL,., y ENDOWED STUD , Chan'lp\on Marine wrestler body. 28, CHINESE - I stand 5'9" tall, slim built, with black hair and brown eyes. I would like to write and meet gay guys 23-35 years ~ of age, with hairy and well built I body. Will send photos to guy~ who will write to me. - 1.,N WANG SENG. P. 0. Box 817 Cebu City J-317 , Philippines plu~ wil" action for you . .-\11 wa:,s. ruggedness you will want to awe. ,... 11 es an" curiously satisfying SLury $2. S nite #10. 6515 Sunset Bl\ ..; Rn 202, Holl,.-we,od. CA 90028. Tt 111 it on now. -;··-·nus PLodLISHED MONTHLY OOUSTON, TEXAS E<1itor - Phil Frank ' Associate Editor - Steve Jonsson Advertising-production/ Bob Cappel/ 4615 MT. VERNON ·oousroN, TE:j{AS ?7006 524-5612 ---------~ equaled by any. Angela , whose beauty is only surpassed by her own sense of humor was in top form and pleased the crowd as it had never been be­fore. In sharp contrast to the acts portraying top entertainers, Angela performed a single-act version of "the swan" WHICH BROUGF!T B'ELL Y LAUGHS from even the most disinterested. Rox-Ann 's dazzling beauty was evidence of Cher's ability to put together a real troupe of top per­formers. No advance publicity was given: this show was imported from Houston not to bring busines~ in, but rather, to show Tex' t,lf~hks ;: to the patrons he already had. Bu\ even so, Cher's arrival in town was enough to bring a sizeable crowd from word-of-mouth. and people from all over Dallas came to see this special show. Typical of TEX and JOE's phil­osophy, they do things to please their customers with an unusual twist. This birthday celebration was just one way of thanking the patrons. Happy Birthday Tex ..... .. .... .. . ... and keep the ENCORE going. your people love it! FREE DANCING I ENCORE \ FREE AFTER HOURS I I\ EEKlL\YS - :!:00 p. 111 . - :!:00 a .111. F Hlll.\YS & S.\ T l 'Hl l.\)S - l :00 1>. 111 - 1:00 a .111. \ I Free Beer Bust 5:30 Sundays \ I 3301 ,He :J(iwney ' 526'-9368 Page 18 The ENCORE of Dallas, easily Dallas ' strongest up-coming bars and just a year old itself. en­joyed a celebration of TEX' birth­day just re cently, by giving this town a wild time all week-end. Tex, who is certainly no stran­ger to the bar scene in Dallas. or. for that matter Fort Worth. play­ed his party to a packed house and continued the celebration through the whole weekend. To add to the goodies . drinks. fun and games that were the us­ual expected of this generous man. he and JOE imported the famous HOUSTON female impersonator. CHEH BONO and his company. including Sonny .. .in<.'luding in the entourage. the beautiful ANGEL.-\ HEPATITIS EASILY AVERTED by Kathy Pill There is "obviously a (hepatitis) scare in Arlington, indicates Dr. Doyle K. Lansford, M.D. , city health officer. "There is no real way to stop it except for people to be aware, very careful and not give it an opportunity to spread," he told the Arlington Urbanite Friday after­noon. "We very definitely have more (hepatitus cases) than usual. n Dr. Lansford said the cases "are pretty evenly distributed across the town," with about two victims per public school and eight at the University of Texas at Arl­ington. He said persons may not realize they have the disease until 10 days after they are infected, and it would be wise to avoid public eating places and restrooms. He noted the spread of hepatitus is not caused directly by the restaurants or public restrooms, but are just places where many people come in contact with one another. -.~ ilf),!\ttempt,to.i~~ormJp'I (>Ub-l ' I~~• litiP.!ft,..the die , : IT~ ilbci,μ\ ti!'~ disease; tl11((\rlington ' Branch Medical Societ.9 has re­leased the following information: Infectious hepatitus is a disease of the liver, and there are two strains of it. Virus A. which is the type seen in the community at this time, is the more contagious form spread by direct contact with infected individuals or from con­taminated food or water containing the virus. Virus B, the more serious type, is usually spread by the parenteral (injection) route, but is mildly contagious by the oral route as well. Since Virus A is the more con­tagious of the two, children and you'}( -adul~ seem to be the main : victirrrs of the current disease. They '$hould be urg'ed to wash their hands after using the toilet and not to eat or drink after another per­son. However, this type of infection is a mild illness and rarely has a serious outcome. Gamma globulin injections, which are readily available, are effective in modifying the course of this type of hepatitus. While there is no treatment for hepatitis once it is contracted, the person infected should get adequate rest, eat a nourishing diet and restrict activity only as necessary. The early symptoms of in­fectious hepatitis are nondescript, and cannot be identified from other viral diseases usually present in the community. Later stages of the disease include a nausea, loss of taste for cigarettes and loss of appetite, dark - colored urine, light-colored stools and the typical yellow discoloration of the eyes. Anyone having direct contact with an infected individual, i.e. eating in the same place or using the same restroom, should consult their physicians for advice re­garding gamma globulin. If a person appears to be ill one should be careful about touch­ing them. If direct contact is necessary, hands should be wash­ed carefully before doing any other activites. Good hand-washing techniques is a good prevehtati ve against infection as well as isolating eat­ing and drinking utensils and bed and bath 1;nens for special clean­ing. Anyone who feels ill should not go to school or work or appear in public places. One may be in­advertantly passing the illness on to someone else. If illness per­sists or symptoms typical of in­fectious hep a ti tis appear, a phy­sician should be contacted for furthur advise. Local physicians are cooperat­ing with city health officials . to determine if any sources of in­fection exist in the community. In dividual cooperation is necces­sary to contain this recent out­break. The Arlington Urbanite is work­ing with the Arlington Branch Medical Society to inform the pub­lic about infectious hepatitis. Tho­CORRECTION DELETE ABOVE TWO LINES lie about infectious hepatitis. CORRECTION ABOVE Those having furthur questions regarding the disease are invited to write Kathy Pi!, c/o Arlington Urbanite, Inc., P .O. Box 1088, Arlington, Texas 76010 or call 277-4132, extension 63. FARMHOUSE and HALLOWEEN The Farmhouse, long the trad­itional Halloween Host, announced plans for the night of October 31st (HALLOWEEN). Beginning the program at 9:30 the show will be hosted by the nationally famous female impers onator, SAHDJI, who Gene Howle • will be flying in from California especially for that night, alqn(l , with BIG MARTHA TURNER . & co., especially for that night from Las Vegas. The show promises to be as spectacular as has each of Gene Howie's preceding affairs. And from what can be seen in ad­vance, Howles is sparing no ex­pense. The following are the con­test and categories: CATEGORY I Miss Farmhouse-$500. & Trophy 1st. Run.Up- $200. &Trophy 2nd. Run.Up- $100. & Trophy CATEGORY II Mr. Farmhouse-$500. & Trophy 1st. Run.Up-$200. & Trophy 2nd. Run.Up-$100. & Trophy Other details will be, a)special parking reserved for limosines. b)photographer on hand to take photos of arriving limos and their occupants. c) parking attendants to assist other patrons, and d) available umbrellas, in event of rain. According to Farmouse sources, drink prices will remain unchanged that night and will sell for the regular price. At this writing, the Farmhouse discloses that all advance tickets have al­ready veen sold out but that stand­ing room is still available. Those tix apply only to seats and that advance standing room tix are still for sale. SEAGULL REVIEW Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a thin 93-page book by Richard Bach, has been praised and attacked by Christian churches all over the world. What is in this short, beaut­iful story that has caused such a controversy? The Christian Science Monitor JUST MAIIDN & LTNN 817 FAIRVIEW HOUSTON, TEX. (JUST OFF MONTROSE) "where the Boys & Girls meet" •GOOD MUSIC •DANCING •POOL OPEN MON - SAT 4 pm - 2 SUN 2 pm - 2 am am · .•;J, acclaimed it ·a-s th-e- l97bBook: Of, The Year, yet later refused to car­ry ads for it. Christian leaders have compared Jonathan to Christ and His disciples, while others have denounced Jonathan for the sin of pride. Public leaders have en­couraged their aides and associ­ates to read this book, while some church schools have banned it from their libraries. Why? Wha1 has caused this to happen? The May, 1973 edition of Moody Monthly has very calmly attacked the book by trying to discredit its author. The Moody Monthly article, written by Oliver W. Price, points out that Mr. Bach insists the story of Jonathan was revealed to him by a mysterious voice. Mr. Price then proceeds to make fun of this theory. The article ends with this paragraph: "Therefore, before you believe in J. L. Seagull and voices from another world, you might want to get out your Bible and check their I.D." Well, I will go one step further: Before you believe in Mr. Oliver Price and those Christians who fear that Jesus might lose His divinity, you might want to get out your copy of Jonathan Living­ston Seagull and check their motives. That someone who professes the Christian faith can be threatened by Jonathan indicates that such a person does not have much faith in the teachings of Christ. And to launch a personal attack on Mr. Bach to discredit the story of •1 r/- u;-,>~•\!\ °1 1 ' \', 11 t-~ ,~f • Mr. Bach was lucky when he wrote Jonathan and will probably never be as successful again. But let's look at the story itself. The theme is very simple and beautiful. Jonathan simply points out that we form our own barriers, and that individuality is more im - portant, though more painful, than conformity. There is a plea from Jonathan to all of us to strive to reach our full potential and not to be held back by society's opin­ion. Is that not what we at MCC are doing? We could spend hours discussing the various ideas which appear in Jonathan - - the reincarnation and the meaning of the Son of the Great Seagull, among others -- but why should we? Can we not accept the story of Jonathan as the plea for individual perfection and love that it is? Is it beyond us to believe that we all have a right to develop to our full potential? Or are we still being held back by what society finds "acceptable"? If you have not read Jonathan Livingston Seagull, I re~ommend it. If you have read it, give a copy to a loved one. It makes a beautiful gift. After eading it, form your own opinions, and remember that Jonathan defends the right of individuals to hold personal opin­ions which have not been dictated by society. - - Ken Cyr of AURA Jonathan seems to 1b;;;e;,11111.v,.eiiiirilililili•---------------­spicable tactic. Publication of the nome o, pbotograplt of any p~rsan o,: organization in orticles or advertis_ing i'I T)ie. NUNJ,IUS is not to be construed as any inclication of ,~ • . .se•sal o,rentation of such person or o,4anhatlen. Page 19 BILL BAKER In tall\ing abnut penple diffil'ult I\> real'11 or understand. one such per$lltl i. s tht:' nuuhtger of the Banm Landing in Houston ... Bill Baker. Six ft. tall. 11ith dark hair and hain face. Bill spends his open-for:business time mainly at the from desk in the e111ry11ay. During that time. Bill pays strict attention to I.D. cards. col­lecting money. etc .. and has little time for idle chatter. But "hen he has a free moment or mo he 11anders through the place to use the bathroom. and make sure things are running smooth!\ in the main room. then slips i11to the Tiki room . for a breather. That"s the best ;1me to catch him off guard. When you see him relaxed. you"ll find him \\illy. personable. and_ real_ly a char ming person. An rntelhgent manager. Bill has a first-rate crew working under him. and fierce!\· !oval to him and his em-ployer: Dennis Sis_k. . . Bill projects w11h difficulty the sophisticated humor to which Gays in Houston are unacustomed: yet so refr eshing in Dallas circles. He has made many friends since he first came to Houston to take 0\er management of the BL. but on1'· after a period of time which was covered by some hosility re­maining as a hang-over from his predeccessor. At first or second encounter. his manner seems dry and defensive. But that is in part due to the hostility leftoYer from. again . his predecessor ... so~eon': Yen much dis liked by HOLTO'.\ people . And his defensfre posture was unaYoidable .. the abuse he first receh·ed \\hen he took o,·er Jet him think Houston just <!idn;t. like him. But Bill soon learned to make his friends. and his little circle has grown mightily since. An excellent cook and a rnwed gourmet. Bill lo\"es to freque~n the many res taurants Houston 1s noted for. and contrary to tales about his greater lo,·e for Dallas. being a former resident . . Bill is in loYe with Houston. and 1f noth­el s e. according to his friends . he wouldn"t lea,·e here until all the res taurants went out of b_usiness. It takes a rather sopb1st1cated sense of humor to probe through the outer core of this fello~ , but underneath the hard core hes a sensiti1·e person who loYes berng -..ith people. and pro1iding for them. an entertaining place tog~. He' s outspoken at t~mes, and 1f that cost him a few friends , 1t al­so worked in his behalf: people know Bill to be straightforward, and doesn 't couch words in rid­dles or subtleties. He is s~lf­assured, and, by the way, claims to have at least four husbands .... he has a lot of love to spread: He' s DEATH on drugs and the onlv pills he believes in taki_ng are 1itamins, whic~ he ~~es w1th regularity. He cla1~s n s -..~at gives him his :-.ATLRAL HIGH. Bill ' s attitude about what people think of him is to the point: 'I work because I need to make a living like evr)body else. I work for thi. Bayou Landing here_ be­causi. I bi.lieve it's the frnest club in thi. country, and I love Housu,n. That' s a pretty good ri.asr,n , don't you think?' . Bill Baki.r, bi.lii.ves 111 what hi. ' s doing. The show~, the 1de~s -..hich motivate thi. crowds u, t_h1s p<,pular place, ~pi.ak well for him. Page 22 -you have to know him Fe11 "ill doubt that the Bayou in Houston ,ms something short of an good plat·e to go. until Dennis Sisk brought him down to Homon to manage it. Since his arrh_-al. the club has soared to populanty. He was asked why he d0esn·t smile much at people. ·J FEEL LIKE Al\" IDIOT S'IIILING AT PEOPLE I Do:-.·T K:-:ow· was the reply. But that·s not reall~· true. Bill smiles at almost an~·­one that 11alks into the place. But basicall,· sh,· himself. he refrains from o,:ert attempts at friendship feeling it to be false. If someone has the courtes~ to smile at him. Bill is quick to smile back. But he once was quoted as saying .. · theY think 1·m leering at them ...:iien ihey wqlk in the door and I take their money ... · I guess my smile doesn "t come off the way it should ... any11ay. I try my best to make people 11 e !come. . 'l!ostlY. Bill contends. he hke to - be impersonal. because he to be impersonal. because he as do a great man~· others, feels that people should not be 'noticed' when thev come and go .. .it makes them think someone is keeping tabs on them or something .... Sometimes. Bill explains, he HAS to ignore people ... even his at the front door. just a minute of conYersation. can cause people to stand and form a line, waiting to get in the place: he tries later in the e,·ening to find the friends inside and chit-chat with them. ·Sometimes. I guess I 'm a little curt with people. but I guess that happens. 11hen forty people are -'"·aiti~ to- get i-n th_e club,- a~d someone runs up askrng me to fix the cigarette machine ... or make an announcement during the show or pick the most inopportune time to ask for help in matters any waiter or bartender can help. This unusual person. spends al­most fourteen hours each day at his club and few realize the num­ber of h'ours that go into the man­agement of a club this large, and the details attended to before the club opens for business each day. Bill 's feeling about the Bayou Landing in Houston is obvious. He feels it' s a Wlc\c\ER. 'People like it and our crowd seems to be in­creasing all the time. And I just try to give the kids what _thf:Y want or would like to have w1thrn rea­son. I'm not always right, but I do try. ' 'This Halloween, I think I have the right formula. Dennis (the owner) and I have worked out a contest that has ~EAc\lc\GFLL prizes, and we're making it pos­sible for EVERYBODY to qual­ify and have a good chance at win­ning the contests. It's costing a bunch of money. Maybe more than some of the other places, but it's just our way of saying THANK YOC to the kids who've supported us all year/ since we've bee_n here. Bill admits to a few mistakes during his tenure as manager at this club; for instance, he is not yet a ware of the names or faces of all the owners or managers of other bars in the city, and the usual courtesy he extends to such people has not been offered to some. 'But when I am introduced or they are pointed out to me, I try to li.t them all know thi.y're welc,,me here. ' . L lllis alliludt• toward other bar in llouslon is one lo be commend­ed: help tht•m all. and an., time I can. rtl do what I can for· them.· l\leet him. You"ll find Bill an interesting person to know. CLUB HOUSTON "GET IT TOGETHER" The Club Houston Baths current ly in the process of adding int its already plush surroundings a new music room. Wwork is no in progress and completion i expected within a week or two Good acoustics, important to goo sound response will be enhance by carpeting which will cover th floor and run up the walls add.in a warm and cozy atmosphere t the room. This go-getting club has also in troduced free bar-b-que on Sun days from 4 to 8 p.m. which i held on the patio, and, judging b response, the idea's a good one The clientele obviously enjoy th day there, for more and mor seem to be arriving, accordin to the club's manager, Lynn. An the steam room is back in FUL SWING again .... parts which need­ed replacingtook several days get­ing to Houston, but are finall installed and ready for use. Another innovation has just bee completed; cedar wall~ surround­ing the showers and whirlpool are ing the showers and whirlpoo area and the results really mad a vast difference. THE CLUB HOUSTON BATHS IS having a 'SHIN DIG' ON HALL OWEEN NIGHT; looks like Iha may turn out to be great fun_..; There will be an apple dunkm contest. ... with a special feature added to it. .... a towel contest .... asking for the most unusual . decorative towel. You can brmg your idea with you and use the club's towel, or even bring your own towel. What a sight THAT ought to be. To add spice to the eve's event will be spiked apple cider along with food. THE MOST UNUSUAL EVENT OF THE EVENING, WILL BE THE SLAVE AUCTION! Be sure to ad this spot to the list, this club is_ going ALL OUT to honor this most traditional night, Weds., at 8:00 p.m., October 31st. As a footnote we should add that you may be long overdue some good excersising; that's the way to go! EDIE MOVES TO STEIN One of the leads in the 'PANT­OMANIACS' so long at the HiKamp is now the new headliner at the GLASS STEIN in Houston. Edie has just stepped into the new and lavishly show-equipped GJ ASS STEIN to excersise her expertise at both performing and running a show; Edie, the volup­tuous, buxomy showman now heads that cast which includes, among others, (of equal talent) Steph­anie and four other regulars. A tribute to BOOTS who has made the GLASS STEIN come a­live again to the reverberations of famous voices in pantomime, is his good sense in employing this fabulous performer, and has already begun to see fruition of his dream to have the best show bar in town. Edie, as a large person saddled with much avoirdupois, has in­finite grace and poise; she can sweep into the room with the grace of the ballet dancer, and not a whisper of fotsteps can be heard as she weaves between tables to her lofty position on stagee. She exudes personality the moment she mounts her throne and shows con­findence in all she does. The rigid professionalism she demands of herself, extends to her cast who perform under her rigid command. A no-nonsense performer, Edie expects from her cast, the very best they can of­fer and expects from them the same showmanship and perfect­ion she employs in her own rou­tine. Backstage, Edie's a ball of fire. Rapping out orders and schedules, pushes the show hard to stay on time; setting up formats, and re­viewing the numbers to be per­formed, Edie is truly the one for the job. To BOOTS we wish the best of luck at the GLASS STEIN. But with the performers he has. bf:en able to recruit, little luck 1s m­volved. Talent will tell the story very quickly for him. The GLASS STEIN has already begun the upward climb with the largest attend~nci: rec_ord in the Westheimer district smce under his command. Well liked BOOTS , the lounge, the show, what other ingredients can one add to a formula for suc­cess? It's got it! Houston Bar Circuit Report NE.~ motrn\ l H ~ pl i bi s C a : HOT CHECK WRITERS BEWARE HOT CHECK LIST EXPLAINED A new service to the Gay bus­iness community will be offered without charge that will be used principally to head off costly or embarrassing problems. The NUNTIUS will be publish­ing a HOT CHECK and UN­desireable patron list each issue. A good many bar owners have to the detriment of many good check-writers, stopped accept­ing checks from its patrons be­cause of thr abuse this privilege has been causing owners due to hot or insufficient checks. And in some cases, the writer of the check has moved, or otherwise displaced himself and cannot be located. To help halt this abuse, and as a service to Gay business people, the NUNTIUS will publish a list of hot checks so that other bar people can be informed and per­haps refuse to accept checks from the same party, or inform that party of his error. Here is how it will work. John Doe writes a $25.00 check which goes bad. The recipient makes a photocopied duplicate and forwards the copy to this paper. The name and the amount is published. is published. This can also apply to unpaid bar tabs, or long-standing bad accounts atxshops and other places. It is hoped such public­ation of names, will inform the writer of these checks, etc., that he should contact the holder; we believe many are not even aware the checks are being held. The object of course, is to col­lect the debt. As to UNdesireable patrons, this list being slightly more sensitive, will require from the complaining party, a letter in which is stated the problem, and why, in the opinion of the writer, the person should have his name published as UNdesireable; if this party causes fights and dis­turbances, it would benefit all the barowners to know this. Per­haps it will curb future problems. and perhaps it will help the in­dividual to behave himself with more rationale in the future. This service, the NUNTIUS feels, will help the Gay commun­ity as a whole. If you are in po­session of such a problem, drop us a line, and we'll follow thro hon it. Richard Ornelas outfitting at Adon's ~-. lNVlftE vou,o f n1tk ~ f neat DJt Mai9bwfJM., W~DNfGDAY·OCf.~1,1q1,3~ 8PM ft/J, It~'~, l Af7pt,.f; DUNK.IN' CON,:-Es, • PR/2ES ro "THI: WINNER-' ;f. ~J...Ave AUC1'10N •Hc~c'S SoMETHIN6 YfJt//lAVFN'r SEe'N YErl ;//( f lZtt DOGS ~ 6uDS • WITH ~II~ COMPtlMENTS! * ,ow~~ CON•~~ . perz€.5 ro TH£ M()~,' {)A/IJStJAL / wttK'tNP (<(~1€? w1u~ Bf IN erf'~i t~4:00PM. At' 1Hf: CL.UB HOUSTON izos FANNIN HOUSTON • -Z.29·O156 ., ... _._,. :Get it oll,,, $4.00 - 12 lssu-;s ;::_ J:lqssified Advertising - 10¢ per word J I ' , Nome ____________ _ Address ___________ _ City ____________ _ .. -------~;.a sta. te-,------- Zip The NUNTIUS ---- 46-lS Mt. Vernon ~ouston,- T exos 77006 VOLUME , HO. 10 OCTOBER 1973 COMMUNITY HOUSTON, TEXAS 'I 'J L.
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