HI KAMP GEARS UP FOR
The Hi Kamp announced its plan
for HALLOWEEN festivities as
follows; events begin picking up
around 8:30 p.m. with co-hosts
MR. HURDY & MR. TERRY
WEST getting things started:
there will be an evening full of
surprises with awards being
oferred in FIVE different cat-
5)1 darwing for a round-trip
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.
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
ollar 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 now
where 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 wes-
ern 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
...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
can shout about.
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 vol
The upstairs PIANO BAR s
congested with people, all the way
up the stairway, and so crowd
ing 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 thinks 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.
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
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 pop-
ular night spots.
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 (TOWARD 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. Vistt
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 BAYOU 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.
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.
TJ. A WINNER
T.J.'s OF DALLAS
□ □What there is about this place
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 machi-
and 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
and 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
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