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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 8, August 1973
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  • Frank, Phil
Date August 1973
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  • LGBTQ people
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript The AUGUST, 19731 TWO BOYS CHARGED WITH MURDER -BOTH BOYS POINT FINGER AT CORLL'S SEX-MURDER PARTIES OVER TWO YEARS S. Harbers Elmer Henley 17, Tim Kerley 19 and Ronda Williams 15 went to the home of Dean orll Tuesday night for a glue sniffing party. Corll had been host to several of these parties and was very much into having sex with young boys. The trio sniffed glue until they were unconscious, while they were out Corl! bound and gagged Tim and Ronda. When he started to handcuff the Henley boy it brought him around. Corll then told him that he was going to kill all of them. Corll then dragged Henley to the kitchen of the small frame house in Pasadena, where accord­ing to the boy he "sweet talked" Corll into releasing him in order to help in killing the other two. They returned to the room where the two were bound to a special plywood frame which had holes cut in it for hands and feet. There Corll told Henley to sexually as­sault the girl while he was sex­ually assualting Kerley. The boy went to the bathroom for some lubricant and on returning picked up the gun from the table. The boy says that Corll came at him and he shot him. He then released his friends and called the police. The Henley boy then took the police to a boat shed in south­west Houston where 17 bodies of young boys were found to be bur­ried. Who was this man who mur­dered these boys? Did the Henley boy help him kill them? Was the Henley boy the only one who help­ed Corll find, torture, murder, and burry these boys? According to police the boys were mostly from the northwest side of Hous­ton and many were friends or neigh­bors of Henley's. , According to Henley's state­ment Corll had offered him $1500 for each boy he recruted, helped kill and bury. Henley says that there are more bodies burried at High Island and Lake Sam Raburn, near Lufkin. The total goes as high as 25 or 30, and stretches over a period of at least wo or more years. Corll "liked children and was around them every chance he got," said people who knew him. He would take them for rides in his van and evidently picked up some of his victims hitch-hiking. Corll was employed by Houston Light and Power as an electrician at the Hiram Clark generating stat- I A.ftermath I The Fire Upstairs In reviewing all information about the New Orleans fire the NUNTWS received from ONE LETTER Vol. XV111 No. 6 the most complete recap of all and therefore pass it on to you who do not receive this monthly letter from ONE) Still more about the New Orleans fire? Why? Does not continued s~­ing through the ashes of the tregedy run the danger of sounding like "injustice collecting" and mas­ochistic self-indulgence? To ask the question implies that all ONE Members have ready access to such publications as have given coverage to the New Orleans story. Many Members do not, nor has all the information reprinted in these pages been covered else-where. The principal reason for continuing to discuss the whole af­fair is to see what can be learned from it. For instance, how many gay bars are there around the country which are in such violation of the fire laws as to present comparable hazards? Do those who operate them very much care? For that matter, how many people would really welcome the sort of fire inspections and official surveil­lance that ordinary businesses regularly undergo for safety and insurance purposes? One bar pack­ed to the hi! t was cleared by the police on the stated complaint of overcrowding, then allowed to refill up to its approved capa­city. War4 then went out through ion. He was thirty three and sen­sitive about his age. He has lived in Houston since 1951 and w as brought up by his mother. The house in Pasadena was given to him by his father and he had lived there for three months. His neighbors thought him a clean cut man with quiet habits. The mother of the Henley boy talks of Corll as a friendly person who treated her boy like his own son. Identification of the bodies found so far has been dificult and parents with missing boys are anxiously waiting to see if their search is over. At press time only three of the bodies have been identified. Early Thursday David Brooks, 18, also of Houston came forward and told the police that he and Henley had participated with Corll in at least thirty tourture killings. The list of suspects in the k:ill­ings. The list of suspects in the killings now has three names on it, but police are reluctant to say if this is all of the people who took park in the killings. The pattern seems to be an indication that over the two year period each victim was a young boy and each one had his hands tied behind his back. I have seen the burial sight and it is hard to believe that the remains were once living people . As more bodies are found the vat­tern is the same and this is lead­ing police to the judgment that Corll, Henley, and Brooks were responsible for the murders. The striking thing is that this trio got away with killings for two years and were only caught be­cause of the actions of one (Corl!) who got too weird. Houston police receive many missing children reports. Something like this hap­pens and in the words of Police Chief Short, "it is a sad thing, but it happened," and their is little we can do about it. The victims were all young boys and were sexually assaulted in the course of their torture, this fact points up a strange conclusion perhaps these boys were looking for some­thing different, cheap thrills, but the ready availability of these boys tends to lead one to believe that they wanted to be hurt. As the investigation goes on more and more loose ends are being tied up ----- the only question is just how these boys let themselves get in a position where their lives were taken, and why? the underground, "They're after the (name omitted)." Business fell off and before long it closed its off and before long it closed doors for good. Which way do we want it? Another attitude which some would call unfeeling and unfair runs, "Wouldn't you know that .. something like this would happen 1t:in a town which gave Jim Gar­rison to the world?" Unfeeling There are, believe it or not, people who are so anti-bar as to claim that gay bars merely foster the neuroses of those who go there and encourage them in putting off making adjustments putting off making adjustments in their lives to the question of what homophile living is all about. While wishing no one any harm, they would argue that people who frequent these -bars simply reap the natural consequences of their behavior; that to waste emotion upon them is either sloppy senti­mentality or the condoning oftheir self-destructive behavior and no kindness to anyone. To call such attitudes smug and judgemental says merely that one subscribes to a different set of value judge­ments and illustrates the vast dif­ferences in attitude to be found throughout what is referred to as Our Community. or not, it begins to nudge close , to some very touchy questions. Such as can anyone feel really safe, however supposedly sophist­icated a city may claim to be? Doe& not past experience indicate that Society is like some sleep­ing animal which when rudely ing animal which when rudely awakened is entirely capable of turning suddenly into a wild beast? Should we be astonished at this? Did not many of the quoted re­marks and actions of city and ecclesiastical officials smack all too clearly of ill-concealed dis­aidn, intolerance and even some "they got what they well deserv­ed" feelings? It would be very easy to take pious platitudes from some, an official's retraction of implusive statements and the few genuine expressior:is of good will as evi- PAGE 10 I 4 .. ~ - - - - [ GAY PRIDE PARAD~] - IN '7 4?------- Will there be a Gay Pride Parade next year? Yes. But probably not in Dallas. Chris 1 :\lcKec. able organizer and tire­less worker of the fir~t two Ga, Pride Parades has said that she will not head a parade committ­ee for 19, ~- The 1973 Parade was a succ­ess in e\'ery way. but she feels it was not quite as successful as the first one. Maybe some oth­er person or organization will sponsor next year·s parade. Or perhaps there is a better way to win our ci\'il rights and accep­tance (n_ot tolerance) for the gay community. Th~ :,,;ational Gay Mobi Ii zing Commmee of t.:rbana, Illinois is planning a massive gay march on the Washington Convention Cen­ter. in the Spring of '74, and is asking all organizations and indi­viduals to help in this effort. Why a nation-wide march on the Capital? One piece of nati­onal legislation, can sweep aside every stat's sodomy and solici­tation laws, and ghe full civil rights to Gays in all 50 states. Furthermore, state civil rights laws do not apply to corporations dealing in interstate commerce, nor do they even apply to the local post office. National opi­nion and the national news media tend to bP _shaped far -more by nauonal action, than by similar state, local or regional action. Th_ere. are !"ore than 400 gay orgamzauons m the nation. But the movement needs a unifying national gay organization. NACHO failed. We were young. We learned. Perhaps this time we will win. The National Gay Mobilizing Committee is a group of Gay women and men in New York and Illinois of various political ten­dencys. who feel the necessity of a nation-wide organization with a national action perspective. No Gay· organization is excluded from NGMC because of political orien­tation. Other minorities are winning their fights for acceptance. We are the second largest minority. Where do we go from here? We leave that to your own individual conscious. Musical Pastor Returns With A Gav Potpourri Al Carmines, the musical ni­nister of Off-Broadway, who turns out hits as easily as others pro­duce flops, has another with The Faggot. Like his previous musi­cals, this .one-a revue on the the­me of homosexuality- was first seen at Carmines' Judson Memo­rial Church, and Carmines once again is composer., lyricist, WANT TO DO SOMETHING Page 2 TO BETTERYOUR LIFE AND HELP YOUR GA y BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT THE SAME TIME? DO SOMETHING! DON'T JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT DISCRIMINATION. JOIN THE Circle of Friends TEXAS' OLDEST HOMOPHILE ORGANIZATION AND SPONSORS OF DALLAS' ANNUAL GAY PRIDE PARADE ALL MEN & WOMEN (OVER 18) WELCOME. TO MEET NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY GAY ACTIVITY, MAIL THIS COUPON TODAY: I am interested in learning more about the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS and how I can expand my social life while helping others. Please send me a brochure. Enclosed is $1, 00 to help pay for postage, printing, and a small contribution to social justice. ANdd=ree_ s_s_ ____________ _;A ge_ __ City State Zi p_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- _-_-_-_-_-_-_- _-_-_-_-_- _-_-_- ___ _:Phon-e========== 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.95 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 QUALITY PRINTING author. director. and the entire orchestra (piano) for his produc­tion. This time, though, he also appears as an actor; one is hard­ly surprised to find that he's okay at that too. The Faggot i:; highly melodi­ous, bright. and cheerful and I think the most important theatri­cal offering on its topic since The Boys in the Band. As it advances thinking not acceptable to the entire citizenry, it probably must be labeled a propaganda pi­ece. But lo those who already accept that homosexuals are mere­ly people with a dHferent view­point, The f'aggot is an entertain­ment of good heart and mind, 'its message simply that homosexuals are more than a limp-wristed stereotype. In sketch and song, Carmines roams widely through the homo­sexual world. He visits, among other folk, a pathetically funny drag queen, a handsome young tease in a gay bar who believes his attractiveness will last for­ever, a man who has hidden his homosexuality for so long that he is attached to his secrecy, and Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tok­las, who a re favored with a love­ly song called "Ordinary Things" that could describe any happy mar­riage at all. As he touches down here and there, at least 75 per cent of the time he lands on gold-and even when he doesn't there is his seemingly never­ending supply of melody and heart to warm and dive rt on.e. (Taken from the NATIONAL OBSERVER) SOMETHAN REALLY GOOD IS GONNA CUM! Now I'm a gonna tell yew some­than. So lissen real-I-I good. Yew hear? (Stop a eyeballin' they-ut purty chicken with tha big bulge 'n pay attention fer a se­cond.) Now, as I wassa sayen: They's gonna be a fan-n-n-cy co­vered dish dinner at the Dallas MCC church cum the first Sun­day in September. That'll be the 2nd of September, I reckun. Land of goshin', they'll have pla­tters heaped with all kindsa vitels - -fanger licking good chicken 'n other meats 'n veg'tables 'n nice crisp salads 'n home-made-from­scratch breads 'n on top of all they-ut they'll be lotsa belt-bust­ing good desserts. Oh, 'n they'll be plenty to drank too. Jis kind­ly remember this ears a church, so don 'tcha be a brangen' any of yore home-made "snake bite" re­ceipe, yew hear? Now iffen yew brang a covered dish, yew only gotta pay one do­llar to git in. Jffen yew don't, yew gotta pay one dollar 'n a quarter 'n two dimes 'n a nickel. Now they-uts whut I call a bar­gin, don't chew? 'N on top of all they-ut, yew gits to meet all kindsa special folks, meaning youre own kind. So yew can jis be yourself 'n forgit 'bout havin' to putt on airs. Oh, they's really gonna have a whing-ding time at the covered dish party. So yew jis brang they-ut purty chicken with tha big bulge and have yourself a bang up good time. Yew hear? Oh, 'n while I'm at hit I better menchin the bran-spanken new pitcher show they' sa haven' on the 21st and 22nd of September. Now, I ain't gonna tell yew the name of they-ut pitcher show on accounta I want chew all to be sir-prised! Everybody luvs sir­prises, 'specially chickens with big bulges. But I'll tell yew this, by cracky. On the 19th 'n 20th of October, they's gonna show A STAR IS BORN with Ju-u- u-dy Garland, by cracky. So yew all be thar, yew hear? BUSBY BERKELEY ( taptappytaptap) IS BACK Get out your jingle tap shoes, because Busby Berkeley is coming back to Houston, The MiniPark is runni_ng 42nd Street, Dames, and Fashions of 1934 - - with stars li~e Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Bette Davis, William Powell, Joan Blondell Zazu Pitts Guy Kibbee. Warner 'Baxter, Un~ Merkel, and (yes) Ned Sparks - - at late night shows (10 , 11 :30) T_hursday, ~'riday, and Saturday nights starting August 16. Tickets are $1.50. 42nd Street (August 16-18) is Gqbf ) eeler's first movie WJd the backytage musical ox all time. Ruby is tap dancing her heart out. The camera pulls back. She's dancing on top of a taxi at Broad­way and 42nd Street. The stair­step skyline behind her yeginy to shqxfle and the buildings dance. Besides the title song, there's "Young and Healthy," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo," and "You're Get­ting to be a Habit with Me." And there are Go Out and Make It lines that wrote the book ever ~.ince. :,Varner Baxter tells Ruby, You hsten to me and you listen hard. Two hundred people two hundred jobs, two hundred tho~sand dollars, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend upon you. You keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of ~ours, .Y0tmgster, and Sawyer, you,re going out a youngster, but vou ve got to come back a star!" Contin ued next page with photos . In Dames (August 23-25) Ruby is _the in~piration for young song­writer Dick Powell. They finally get to stage the Big Show when , chorus girl Joan Blondell vamps Guy Kibbee for the money. The Dames songs are "Try to See it My Way," "When You Were a Smile on Your Mother's Lips and a Twinkle in Your Daddy's Eye," "The Girl at the Ironing Board" -- lovelom laundress Joan Blon­dell irons and sings while the forest of pajamas and long under­wear swings and sways behind her - - and "I Only Have Eyes for You" -- Dick Powell dreams up a mass army of dancer Keelers and each wears a board on her back which ends up fit together with the others into one giant jigsaw mask Keeler. The Dames finale is a hundred girls, white blouses, black tights, the best, stoned, angles and flow­ers kal.eidoscope Berkeley made. Fashions of 1934 (August 20- September 1) is the only Busby Berkeley--Bette Davis movie. - Fashion swindler William Powell his secretary Bette Davis, feathe; tycoon Hugh Herbert, and high rent couturier Reginald Owen stage the ostrich plume extravaganza that almost ended ostriches, a fifty girl Hall of Human Harps, an overhead shot "Spin a Little Web of Dreams," a sixty foot galleon of Venus with Her Galley Slaves. Windmill Presents Gay Comedy Windmill Dinner Theatre is now offering "Norman, Is That You?", The plot of this comedy concerns a father from the Mid­west who visits his son in New York and discovers that his son is gay and is living with a very effiminate "friend". The normal and healthy reaction of any Gay Activist would be, "Oh no! Not another 'Boys in the Band' where the gays are presented as un­happy, unhealthy, miserable and sick." I immediately called for tickets to see the show to find out just how the Gay Community was being presented to an almost totally straight Windmill audience. In the meantime I of course watched the reviews to see what was said about the show. Sure enough one reviewer printed what was considered a derogatory sta­tement. Mr. Jack Gordon of the Fort Worth Press (who I consi­der the finest reviewer in the city) printed this statement: "No one would ever suspect son Nor­man of being a homo. He a"!)pears perfectly normal, as do most ho­mosexuals, the book says." I was extremely upset over the dero­gatory word "homo" and the im­plication that gays are not nor­implication that gays are not nor­mal. I wrote Mr. Gordon a let­ter explaining my position. Two days later I received a phone call from Mr. Gordon. He apologized, and said that he did not realize that "homo" was a derogatory word. He also told me that when he said "normal", he was trying to get across the fact that you cannot stereotype homosexuals. We had an interesting chat where he told me that "Norman" was a good show and handled the gay subject well. He also told me that he would correct his state­ment in print. Mr. Gordon poin­ted out that no matter whether he or other people approved or disapproved, we must all live to­gether. I thanked him and my faith in him as the finest re­viewer in the city was restored. By now I was extremly anx­ious to see "Norman". I finally was able to see it and I enjoyed every minute of it. It handles the subject well; I of course would like to have seen it more pro­gay, but it was neither pro nor anti, it simply was a funny story. I urge everyone to see this show and support Windmill for daring to handle the gay subject in Fort Worth. "THIS AND THAT: A note from Fort Worth chapter of AURA in­forms this column that one never properly refers to a homosexual as a "homo", as this column un­wisely did in reviewing the Wind­mill play, "Norman, ls That You?" Writer of the letter, who says he is a homosexual, points out that the abbreviation " homo" is as offensive to homosexuals as are the many crude words sometimes used in reference to blacks. Poles and other minority, groups, It is something to remember. Times have changed." SEXUAL PRIVACY AURA has just received info about the American Civil Liber­ties Union National project on Sexual Privacy. The purpose of the project is to coordinate a na­tional effort to remove all laws which hroscribe consensual sexual activity among adults and to eli­minate discriminatory practices which flow from the existence of such laws. The director of the project is Marilyn G. Haft. Remember, AURA and the ACLU are here to help you! If you think you have been discri­minated against, that your rights as a citizen have been taken away, do not hesitate to call the AURA office at 838-2095: Or write to AURA , P.O. Box 7318 Ft. Worth 76lll. Classified Ad Refused? Why Was This Classified Ad re­fused by the Fort Worth Star­Telegram? "God Loves His Gay Children, Too Join informal Bible study/ discussion group (not MCC) 838-2095, 535-0617 Was it because of the word "GRy?" Are we not even allowed to ad­vertise for religious activities be­cause we are gay. When are we going to stand up for our rights. A lawyer is now looking into this for AURA. AURA will soon be announceing action which will be taken against the Star-Telegram for Gay discrimination. DIRECTORY AURA, Awareness, Unity and Re­search Association; P .0. Box 7318 Fort Worth, Texas 76lll Ken Cyr Chairman 838- 2095 ' Agape MCC, P.O. Box 4589 Fort Wor th, Tex. 76106 Rev. David Carden, Pastor 834-7514 Bible Study / Discussion Group (not am. with MCC) 535-0617 or 838- 2095 Page 3 ..... Hardhats' Strike Defends Gay Student Work on the half-finished Uni­versity of Sydney was halted by laborers when a studentfrom near­by Macquarie Univ. was expelled for being gay. Workers at the construction site went on strike at the re­quest of the Students Union. (GAY LIBERATOR) GAYS REGARDED AS FAMILY UNIT Homosexual couples have been recognized as family units by the Massachusetts Red Cross Blood Program. THE EMERGENCE OF GAY THEATRE About JOO pints of blood were donated by gay couples after the Red Cross issued an emergency Boys in the Band, That Certain appeal. Summer, Fortune in Men's Eyes and other shows have centered around the gay life style. Yet the actors insist (very loudly) that they are not gay; they are merely " acting" . " One need not be a thief to play the part of a thief," they chorus. There are two sides of the coin. Visit backstage ofa super/ colossal Broadway Musical, a touring Skat­ing company, the Opera, the Ballet or even the local college's "Little Theatre". What percentage of the cast is gay playing the parts of straights? As children we are taught "To thine own self be true." Yet, at the same time we are taught to mask our true identies. Isn't it about time this sham came to an end'? Many "have eyes, but seeth not." But to those who will, they will see gay history in the making - - the emergence of a gay culture. In the beginning, there was one tiny gay club, fearfully meeting behind locked doors, shades tightly drawn. A little gay magazine came out. It had short stories, avent gard poetry and book reviews. A "physique" magazine dared to show a hint of pubic hair. A few more gay organizations, then more. The gay movement reaches ad­olescents, flexes and admires it's new muscles. Bolder publications show cocks. A gay national news­paper. Court battles. Pickets, Con­frontations. Zaps. More momentum. Parades. A gay church. "Hug a Homosexual". Gay music by gay composers. Gay movies, daring to be more than ponographic. But wait! Where is gay theatre'? In bigger cities there are some­times gorilla theatre protesting entrapment, unfair laws and closet queens. But these productions are like early morning mist, to be enjoyed for the moment only. SIR, the world's largest gay organizat­ion routinely mounts full-length productions of excellent quality. But in small towns (like Houston and Dallas) gay theatre consists of "drag" queens in elaborate gowns, elaborate make-up and el­aborate wigs impersonating Bar­bara Strisend, Judy Garland and Liza Minella - - straight women. We love our drag-brothers and embrace them. They bravely led the way while the rest of us pretended to be straight. They had balls, you see. But drag re­presents only a tiny fraction of the gay life style. Page 4 So now, a star is born, the Thespain Players of the Metro­politan Community Church. Ta­dum! What are the purposes of the Thespain Players? Oh, noble to be sure. We want to show GAY GUYS AS GAY GUYS, GAY WOM­EN AS GAY WOMEN. No. Even more than that. We want to Discover, Develope and Display gay talent! So we rehearselonghours,com-plam of acking muscles and re­hearsal schedules. We make our own costumes and worry about missed ques, cracked notes and being "out of step with the music." But it's worth it. On opening night we carefully apply make-up, nerv­ously hold our hearts in our hands as we wait in the dark wings while the Overture is playing. Then we go "on" and give brilliant per­formances! (Well, actually we've only given one performance so far. But we were good - - at least that's what our friends tell us, and never mind that jealous ol' bitch who thought otherwise.) Other noble objectives: We want to bring the gay church to gays who never heard of MCC before, hoping they will see our perform­ance, learn of the church and at­tend services. Also wewanttohelp our church and gay bars and gay organizations financially. Hopeful­ly our reputations as outstanding performers will draw lots of bus­iness to the gay bars that book us. (This proved to be true at· our premier performance at the Encore in Dallas). Money collect­ed at the door is split - - 2/3rds for the local organization we are benefitting, 1/3 rd for the The­spian Players and the Dallas MCC. At present there are 16 mem­bers in our company, but we eager­ly seek new talent and invite any­one interested to contact us. It's real easy, just call 521-8299 or 821-5465 area code 214. We are anxiously seeking new engagements too. In the meantime we will return to the Encore for a performance on August 11th. Next we play Oklahoma City benefitting the Oklahoma City MCC on August 18th. We hope to have some kind of representation at the General Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on the 30th of August. Plans are being made to play Houston on the 22nd of September. Ft. Worth and San Antonio engagements are in the planning stage. What other noble long range ob­jectives? We want to develop a repe_toire of songs, dances, pro­duction numbers, skits, dramatic and comic readings, plays and musicals. We want to continually enlarge our collection of costumes and props. Most importantly, we want to grow artistically. And finally, like all acting troups, someday we want to have our own home. Penny Perrault, intern mi­nister of The Metropolitan Community church, said the Red Cross agreed to recognize the couples as family units, eligible to receive blood from the program for any children of either partner. She called the decision a "real trail-blazer" and said the homo­sexual community would probably organize to donate blood again in the future. The Red Cross reported that many of the weekend donors were first-time volunteers andprovided a number of rare blood types. (GAY LIBERATOR) RAPE LAWS SHOULD PROTECT MEN, TOO The First District Court of Ap­peals, meeting here in May has ruled that the Florida rape law protects men, as well as women, from forcible intercourse. A three-judge panel convicted two Florida State Prison inmates of rape and forcible carnal know­ledge of a fellow male prisoner in 1971. This is the first such decision in the country definitely covering male-male rape. In 1971, The Florida Supreme Court struck down the state's " crime against nature" misemea­nor law was also overruled by a DAUGHTERS OF BILITIS Dallas Chapter The Nation's OldHt Lesbian Organization Consciousness Raising - Educational Projects - BY AND FOR WOMEN JOIN US - First and Third Fridays Each Month Be a part of the Scene -- Call (214) 824-0770 or lower court, leaving Florida with­out any law covering forcible so­domy. In its decision the court declared,_ "It is no longer con­sonant with constitutional princi­ples ?f ~qual protection to continue a cnnunal sanction against sex­ual ~ssaults on females and not ~rovide the same criminal sanc­tion where such assaults are made on males." (GAY LIBERATOR) The Cuban governments 's anti­gay policy continues its course. According to a gay brother in Cuba, since the Decla r ation of the Congress on Education and Cul­ture in 1971, " hundreds of actors and people in general connected with the National Council of Cul­ture have been expelled from their jobs and made to work in restau­rants, in the fields, construction, etc." The Congress took as one goal the elimination of homosexuality from Cuban society and called for t~e. remov~l of gays from all po­sitions of influence in culture and education This policy is now being put into effect. In addition, four new oppressive laws have recently been approved by the Cuban government and are now "being discussed at the pup­ular level." Such "popular dis­cussion" is simply a means for the Cuban government to educate people about new laws and no substantial changes are expected. This is especially so since the dissident groups toward which the new laws are aimed do not dare ~denti[y themselves by speaking out in their own defense. One law makes it a crime punishable by months ofimprison: ~ent, for a~yone to "make a pub­he ostentatious display of their pederasty." According to Cuban gays, this can mean anything from w~aring one's. hair long to walking with an effeminate flair to wearing a flashy shirt. Another law provides one month in jail or a fine to "women who in the public street, do not main: tain the proper modesty.'' Still another law prohibits unauthorized "congas, comparsas, or other dan­ces of an African character in the public streets." Another law virtually prohibits the practice of Afro-Cuban reli­gions because "they are alien to civilization and decent customs." North Americans may note a familiar pattern here. The perse­cutrnn and control of gays, women and blacks is as characteristic of this country as of Cuba. Neither is free. And despite claims to the contrary, Cuba is not build­ing socialism. Socialists stand for the fullest possible degree of personal freedom and oppose re­pressive laws s uch as these . In Cuba, as here, no one is free until we all are free. (GAY LIBERATOR) The IIW tftl1llll lt11I~ And Anna's Ice Cream Parlor - In the Heart of Town Phone 501-253-8630 63 Spring Street In Mi~higan, at least, psycho­surgery is now an illegal treat­ment for involuntarily confined persons. The unanimous deci­sion, handed down by a three­ju~ e panel of Wayne County Cir­c_ uit Court J uly 10, is the nation's firs_t legal ruling on brain surgery designed to alter behaviour. As such, it is expected to set a na­tional pe tional precedent for questions of psychosurgery and similar types of human experimentation on pri­soners. In its ruling, the court decla­red that legally adequate consent to psychosurgery is impossible on the part of prisoners. "Involun­tarily confined patients cannot rea­son as equals with the doctors and administrators," the ruling said. Their position is "inhe­rently unequal." The r uling makes frequent re­ferences to the Nuremberg Code which was written in response t~ similar experiments in Nazi Ger­many, and to US Constitutional rights of privacy and free speech. "If the First Amendment pro­tects the freedom to express ideas it necessarily follows that it must protec,t, the freedom to generate ~de~s. But psychosurgery, which is irreversible, often limits the ability to generate new ideas. "It is more important to protect one's mental processes," the court ex­plained, " "than to protect ev3n plained, "than to protect even the privacy of the marital bed." In response to psychosurgeons who ca who claim their experiments are aimed at curbing social violence t~e judges said, "'.lleurosurgery rightfully should concern itself with medical problems and not the behavior problems of a social etiology.·• According to Dr. E. Yudash-kin, director of the State Dept. of Mental Health which originally endorsed the proposed psychosur­gical experiments. The state has no plans to appeal the courts decision and is not now conduction any form of "high-risk" experir ments. (GAY LIBERATOR) LovE WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 ------· _ ___,..., ___ --·---- - GAY RADIO PROGRAM Gayly Speaking, Detroit's first gay radio program will begin bro­adcasting Thrusday, Sept. 6. It will be carried weekly on WDET -FM at 12:30 at night. The pro­gram will feature a short news and announcement period with the b~lance. of time devoted to a major discuss10n topic. The topic for the first four programs are the following: Coming Out, Sexism in Straight Society, Sexism Within the Gay Community, and Ga, Fal"i-lities in the Area. · The program is being p,·oduced by an eight person collective for med earlier this summer Per­sons wishing to contribute can con­tact the collective by calling 823- 3783 or by writing Box 7937 De­troit 48215. (GAY LIBERATOR) • • • NEW BOOK: White Streak on the Coatsleeve • •• by Johnny Overshot DALLAS: 3834 Ross Avenue Sunday Services: 11 am & 7:30 pm. Richard Vincent, dP.opolitAt) FT WORTH: 2800 P u rington Sunday Services: 7 :30 pm David C a r den, Interim Pastor HOUSTON: MCC Study Group 504 Fairview -Call 528-9069 Page 5 "' / , L,-- _, SUNKY TEXAS DO""N 1. beach dust 2, verb of motion 4. raise 5. conjunction /:J Studi -• 4117 lffYU Al flfZHUN 214 1231441 Par,e 6 7, 8, 10. 11. 15. 16, 20. 21, r England hang wanted I' dinner end course finished stumbled common color whirl WONOERIIG 23. spheres 25. rain source 26. quit job 31. yes (Spanish) 32. Officer of Employment (abbr) 34. over 35. whole 37, amusement 39. twilight 40, pronoun ACROSS 1. chant 3. not shiny 6, expectorate 9. destitution 13, slang (abbr) 14. old Nazi police (abbr) 18, concerning (abbr) 19, long-play 22, long era 24, frozen water 26, color TO ID D;tllas JlEY' H1 All 6Dtl& fl • ,. .. A1 27. to place 28. negative 31, thus 33. that is (abbr) 34. devoured 36. yes (French) 37. feel 38, appellation 41, at that time DIAGONAL 12. in addition 17, aid 29, say yes 30. messes up Solution on pg. 18 STAR TREK IV Happy Birthday LEO! After the last six months of many chan­ges, especially healthwise, you may desire solitude and seclusion during August. This month is a good time to take that vacation by yourself. It would also be best to take precautions against fire and burglary, some could be cau­sed by your own negligence. Plans to change jobs during the rest of the year is not advisable. De­lays or changes in your long range planning may be necessary. If you haven't started to increase your circle of friends yet, do so during the restoftheyear-andhave fun! Neil Armstrong, Princess Anne of England, Amelia Earhart, Ben­jamin Harrison, Alfred Tennyson 1 and Shelley Winters were born with the Sun in Leo. A look at that special Leo; as with other Fire signs, they are self-oriented. They take pride in their achievements and are usually active . They are cus­tomarily found to be affectionate. amorous, ardent, passionate,,and romantic. A Leo can also be oppressive, impulsive, command­ing and arrogant. For all signs: Employment is better obtained on the 3rd, ith 19th and 23rd. Ask favors on the 3rd, 7th, 12th, 17th 21st, and 31st. Make moves on the 13th and not on the 5th, 6th, or 7th. Plan par­ties for the 3rd, 4th, 8th, 19th, 30 th, and 13 th, and 31st. Make credit pur­chases prior to the 14th. Plan major purchases around the 4th, 8th, 13th, and 31st. Ask Richard: Dear Richard: What signs would I be compatible with: LOVABLE LEO Dear Lovable: Without your birth data, try Aries, cancer, Leo, Vir­go (semi), Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Dear Richard: Last year you of­fered people an opportunity to find out what their Rising Sign is, I didn't do it, will you make this offer again? Procrstinating Pisces Dear Procrastinating: Yes, it will probably be offered again in Oct­ober. I do feel that you should cultivate your relationship with that special Cancerian and when you both get-it-together, it should be like wow! Dear Richard: I have read some books on Astrology and it seems to be very superficial, why is that? Vituperative Virgo Dear Vituperative: I don't know what books you are reading, but in Astorlogy there are at least 5.4 x IO 68 different combinations, about 144 combinations occur in each chart for a start. Super­ficial? Astrology??? Questions will be answered as space permits. Write your questions to Star Trek IV,% Elpis Unlimited, P.O. Box 2097, West­minster, Calif. 92683. Be sure to include all Birth dates, times and place of birth. All questions are kept in strict confidence. Co­pyright 1973 by Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wolfe FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at C~lumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist 528 8392 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. For Virgos August romances should have had some very favorable results (like lovely partnerships), how­ever, there may be some trou­blesome domestic affari blesome domestic affairs during September. The fast changes in friendships should be slowing down by now. Older friends in your life will be influential in some way, perhaps in helping you to realize your ambitions. It would be wise to curb your spending for the month. If you haven't changed jobs (or haven't gotten that raise), you still have the rest of the year to consider a change (or get a promotion). Workwise, this is a very productive year for you, and should have gotten you out of your rut. Some others born with their Sun in Virgo - Augustus Ceasar, · Sarah Bernhardt, Greta Garbo, Marquis De Lafayette, Sophia Lo­ren and Roddy McDowall. A look at that special Virgo; this is the sign of health, you will find some Virgos interested in health and diet. They have a practical nature and can be clas­sified as a true individualist. Their concise style and discriminating essence can sometimes be con­strued as (or is in actuality), critical, intolerant and calculating. . Compatible signs for Virgos are; A ies, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius. For all Signs Ask for favors on the 3rd, 6th, 8th, llth, 13th, 17th, and 26th. Love affairs will prosper when started on the 1st, 17th, and 28th. Make moves on the 9th, 10th, 11th and riot on the 2nd, 3rd, 29 or 30th. Plan that special party for the 1st, 4th,6th, 9th, 27th, and 28th. Arrange your buying habits to have your major purchase set for the 2nd, 5th, 10th, and 28th. Set aside for that special trip on the 1st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 18th, 19th or 23rd. Ask Richard Dear Richard: Lately my lover and I havenlt been hitting it off very well can you give us any guidance? Worried Virgo Dear Worried: Thank you for both birth dates. Yours and your lo­ver's progressed chart indicates continued friction for the next three months, primarily, conflicts of individual will and desire. I would suggest to avoid disputes as nobody will be the winner, and to place co-operations top-most on the list, giving in a little more. Use this time for improving your mind. Dear Richard: I had a new job offered me, should I accept it? Alert Aries Dear Alert: Thank you for send­ing me the date, time and place of the question. I would suggest you take the new job. The new job will be much more to your liking and will use more of your potential. Within four months a better job will be offered you. Questions will be answered as space permits. Write your ques­tions to Star TrekIV % Elpis un­limited, P. 0. Box 2097 West­minster, Calif. 92683. Be sure to include all birth dates, times and place of birth. Copyright 1973 by Rev. Dr. Richard L. Wolfe SLAYER OF DALLAS ATTORNEY STILL AT LARGE Willeam David Hovilic, blond, blue eyes and about 25 years old, is still being sought by Dallas police for questioning in the slay­ing of Dallas attorney Henry J. McCluskey, Jr. According to witnesses, on the evening of Wednesday, June 27th two men drove up behind McClusky's office at the corner of La Vista and Skillman in East Dallas. The lights went out as the two men got out of the small blue car and entered the office. The next morning McCluskey's car was found in a park about a mile from the attorney's off­ice, and a $500 check made out to Hovilic was withdrawn from the attorney's bank account. Hovic ­lic then returned to his home, took a shower and hasn't been seen since. Police found □ cCluskey's office ransacked, the phone ripped from the wall and a small TV set • missing. McCluskey's body was found 10 days later in a weed filled ditch near Lake Ray Hubbard. His hands were tied behind him and two small bullet holes were in his back. The body was badly decomposed but fully clothed. McCluskey was 30 years old at the time of his death and a bachelor. He was well known in the gay community for his willing ness to take gay cases where other attorneys wouldn't. He is best remembered for challenging Texas' sodomy laws in the famous Buchanan case in 1969. Although he received a fav ­orable ruling from Judge Sarah T. Hughs, the state appealed the case to the Supreme Court which returned it to the local district court. Buchanan had been char­ged with two counts of sodomy. McCluskey won one of the cases but lost the other. Buchanan is in the state prison at Huntsville today. The gay community has suffe­red another setback with the death of Henry J . McCluskey. CONvention '73 Whitman Center is cooperating with several other ex-offender gr­oups in presenting a community workshop on the rights of pri­soners and victims of crime. The theme of it is, "Convicts cannot make restitution if they are in prison." It will take place Au­gust IO and II at El Centro de la Raza, 2425 16th Ave. So., in Seattle. A number of workshops are dedicated to the problems of women and gays in prison. For more info, contact Whitman Cen­ter. Page 7 ... } / CONJUGAL GAY VISIT IN ORGAN? In an attempt to reduce homo­sexuality within the Oregon pri­sons, the legislature recently passed a law authorizing conjugal \'isits. Ironically, however, the new bill passed by the Senate per­mits one 12-hour visit per month with anyone on the inmates vi­siting list who is over 18! THE GOOD GRAY POET "In every library throughout the Texas Department of Correc­tions is a thick volume of poe­try titled Leaves of Grass. It is the gospel of America's most perfect singer, lover and believer in the brotherhood of all creatures. It is the quintessence of Walt Whitman: 'Camerado! This is no book; Who touches this, touches a man!' "The volume contains a pre­cious mix of visionary philosophy that focuses white-hot on the hang­ups of life and death, of the pre­sent and the distant future. The author seeks our friendship; he walks the tunnels of our souls hoping to bring light where there is darkness. Through him there can be peace and a solid rapport with life (even in prison)." from A Poet In A Maryland Prison Your Loneliness Tool Into your loneliness I stare Seeing the emptiness there Oh, Yes I have done wrong But as you are home tonight Wonder why for your letter I long. Yes, my friend, I am alone But tonight you are not That young man who curls your bod- - - But what have I? Not even a letter to fill this em­pty cot. You must be laughing at me For being such a fool To take your letter and feel free When it was just a loneliness tool. When you first wrote You spoke with fear I comforted your brief note And held your friendship near. Now tonight I cry For being such a fool For even as I try I realize I was only just a LONELINESS TOOL! ACLU Joins Slopak Case Larry Slopak, a gay resident of Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, has filed suit against his parole board for refusing to re­lease him on Parole to Whitman Center. Filing the case on be­half of the Oregon ACLU 1f3S Herbert Titus, professor of law at the University of Oregon, and David Jensen, a Eugene, Ore., attorney who has had considerable success defending anti-wardem­onstrators. The brief was filed in the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland. In part, the brief states "that the decision denying release on parole was based in part on the grounds that the plaintiff was thereby denied due process and equal protection of the laws se­cured to him by the 14th Amend­ment to the United States Con­stitution." In preparing the brief, the atto­rneys obtained a copy of the tape transcription of a parole hearing last September 7. A "conside­rable portion" of that hearing was taken up in discussions of the biblical injunctlons against homo­sexuality and the "incongruity of a former Catholic priest running a running a program for unre­constructed homosexuals," re­fering to our program to which Slopak had applied. The Whitman Center staff aided Slopak in bringing the case to the attention of the Governor's office and the public. They also met with the parole board who admitted that "religious conside­rations" were partly responsible for the parole denial. Gov. Tom McCall• s office has taken a hands off position on the highly publi­cized case. The governor's legal assistant, Edward Branchfield, former State Supreme Court Jus­tice, stated there were merits to both sides of the case. Slopak had already served five years for a sex offense invol­ving a consensual act with a 14 year old male. The board set his next hearing for 1975. It is reported that the average sen­tence served for manslaughter in that institution is 2/1/2 years. FEDS HASSLE GAY INMATES Several letters of protest have been sent to authorities of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons alleging harassment of prison inmates John A. Gibbs and Ernest Valenzuela, who have been attempting to seek prison recognition by attempting to form a chapter of the National Gay Prisoners• Coalition in the Leavenworth Penitentiary. Gibbs is on the board of the National group. Last December 10, visitors from the Lawrence College Gay Liberation Front were prevented from visiting him. On Jan. 15, both he and Valenzuela were iso­lated from the general population by being locked up in their cells. Valenzuela is still in isolation, and both have been threatened with removal to other institutions. On Jan, 30, materials sent to the supervisor of the education department of the prison were re­turned without comment to Chris Wheeler, director of the National Gay Prisoners' Coalition, who had protested the treatment of the gay inmates. Several letters were sent to the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Norman Carl­son, through the office of Senator Magnuson. In reply, Carlson stated: "The Bureau of Prisons does not permit the intimidation of any inmates Tiffany Jones - Kitty Key Special Aug. 17 & 18 $1.S0 • 612 HADLEY - - Page 8 within our institutions; however, it is quite true that the National Gay Prisoners Coalition has been denied permission to organize within Bureau Institutions. The National Gay Prisoners Coalition is interested in the promotion of the welfare of homosexuals and encouraging the acceptance of this form of behavior. "Incidents which arise from homosexual behavior are the chief cause of fights, assaults and deaths within correctional institutions. We believe it is absolutely nece­ssary to forbid this form of be­havior and take all necessary st­eps to prevent its occurrence ... We are also very aware of the real possibility that, if consensual practices were permitted, the in­timidation or threats which might be the source of this consent could go undetected in the institutional setting .... Our records indicate that Mr. John Gibbs and Mr. Ernest Valenzuela are now confined in a control status as a result of their being involved in an altercation with each other." In our next letter, we con­tended that depriving any group of their conytitutional rights was a serious form of harassment, that the Federal Bureau hwl no evidenc3 at all that allowing the gays to organize would increase either the incidence of homosex­uality or violence, and that, in fact, the authorities have agreed that the violance and sexual as­saults are not caused by homo­saults are not caused by homo­sexualitf , but by the brutalizing atmosphere of the prison itxela . Those concerned with the civil rights of gays in prison should write their congressmen, Norman Carlson, Director, U. S. Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Dept. of Justice Washington, D.C. 20537, and War­den Daggett, Box 1000, Leaven­worth, Ks. 66048. More Protection For Gays In Prison Urged Regulations to allow more sex­ual freedom for inmates in Wa­shington State penal institutions were recommended at a Hearing in Olympia on July 18. The Re­sidents' Council at the State Re­formatory at Monroe suggested that the ban on sexual acts should be limited to those which are ex­pressly "unlawful," and the Wa­shington ACLU suggested that only forced or coercive acts should be considered prison infractions. "Sexual freedom, including homo­sexuality is too important and too necessary to be banned com­pletely," the ACLU said in a state­ment. Our position was that homo­sexuality is not a problem in pri­son, but the persecution of homo­sexuals is. Prison authorities have been negligent in protecting gays from acts of violence. "The basic question," we wrote in a letter to Milton Burdman, Acting Secretary of the Detpt. of Social and Health Services, "is not whe­ther the sex rules should be eased, but whether the incarceration of gays in prisons in this state- - where many live in fear of assau­lt- -does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment in the stric - test sense." AND NOW, For the news A fi re broke out in Whitman Center the morning of June 10, destroying one bedroom and most of the belongings of two residents. No one was injured. Through quick action by residents and the fire department, damage was limited to $2,000, made good by insurance except for the personal things lost. The Red Cross made good for some of the clothes lost. Re­pairs are to be completed short­ly. We are still trying to replace uninsured furniture. We would welcome donations of beds, bedding, dressers, lamps, and cha­irs. LAVENDER COUNTRY A fine album of gay music in a rousing country-western style has been produced by a group of Seattle gay movement people. · To get your copy send $4.50 to Gay Community Social Services, P .O. Box 22228, East Union Station, Seattle, Wa 98122. From The Leaves Of Grass When I heard at the close of the day how my name had been receiv'd with plaudits in the capitol, still it was not a happy night for me that follow 'd, And else when I carous 'd, or when my plans were accomplish'd still I was not happy, But the day when I rose at dawn from the bed of perfect health refresh' d, singing, inhaling the ripe breath of autumn, When I saw the full moon in the west grow pale and disappear in the morning light, When I wander'd alone over the beach, and undressing bathed, laughing with the cool waters, and saw the sun rise, And when I thought how my dear friend my lover was on his way coming, 0 then I was happy, O then each breath tasted sweeter, and all that day my food nourish 'd me more, and the beautiful day pass 'd well, And the next came with equal joy, and with the next at evening came my friend, And that night while all was still I heard the waters roll s lowly continually up the shores, I heard the hissing rustle of the liquid and sands as directed to me whispering to congratulate me, For the one I love most lay sleep­ing by me under the same cover in the cool night, In the stillness in the autumn moonbeams his face was inclined toward me, And his arm lay lightly around my breast- -and that night I was happy. ynur hostesses Ricci & Rita BG.IBIII 11•s CLUB POOL -- DANCING - MIXED Dl■IS Open Tuesday throuh Sunday Sp■ - 21■ (Closed badays) Z30S S. SIHPHERD Sl& M30 The Homosexual Imagination The editors of College English an official publication of Nat'! Council of tea chers of English, have given us the oo have given us the opportunity to assemble a special issue devoted to homosexual literature, criti­cism, and teaching , for which we cordially invite contributions from professor s, students, and cr itics. The i ssue will focus upon the homo­sexual imagination: what it is within liter ature and critici sm, and how it enri ches education and the human experience . The key­note will be the unique contribu­tions of gay insight. As guest editors, we shall give preference to articles reflecting a pro-gay attitude over those with neutral, apologetic, or defensive tones, the mood should be more celebrative than angry, mor e literary than cli­nical or sociological. Article topics may r ange from homosexual literature as a deve­loping historical tradition to lin­guistic studies of gay s lang , from American political literature taci­tly informed by gay ins ight togenre definitions of camp, from the les­bian or lesbian-feminist insight to the bisexual insight to the gay black insight, from a broad dis­cussion of repression and litera ry symbolism to the archetypal quest­motifs of coming out, from gay critical insight into heterosexual literature to pe rspectives on the . classroom situation- - to mention but a few springboard topics. There will be no taboos regarding the topics , except for College Eng­lish's usual ban against articles on only one author or one work without broader implications. Our tentative working plan calls for a May 1974 publication for which we would appreciate recei­ving contributions by January 19 74. The suggested length of each article is from 2500 to 5000 words, with an academic and lively style, written for a mixed audience. The combined experience of the guest editors includes teaching courses on homosexual liter ature, general academic activities, creative wri­ting, and publication in various scholarly and educational journals . and gay periodicals. We look forward to your help with this exciting and liberating project. I'LL N(Jl'nl'UltN I visited a plaoe the other ni&llt Off the beaten path- The people there wen, a sight, Enough to ire. my wrath. Tiley wore weird clothes and all, And spoke in high pitched tones; They leaned up against the wall, And their wrists had broken bones. I didn't mind their talk nor garb, Nor the way they fluttered so, But I felt it a bit of a barb They gave only their front names tho'. I swear that every one I met Was either Bill, or Bob, or Tom; I don't mind a joke but yet, I won't always be put on. Where are the Oyde's and Lum's The Sylvester's and Leroy's? ' And what about the Abraham's And other good names for boys? No, I'll never ventuie back, I'll not go with men nor dames, For my given name ls Zack­Not one of the "in" front namea. • • • PmJe 9 /_ lo l . - , / / FROM PAGE 1 dences that the Movementhasgone much farther than the real situat­ion warrants. Those of us who work within the Movement's bor­ders could easily delude ourselves into thinking that the Movement press, the little meetings we attend, the crowded drag balls, and the congratulations we offer one another represents socially substantial clout and muscle. When the beast stirs - - and it takes a catastrophe like New Orleans to give us a fleeting glimpse of the social forces lying there just below the surface - - have we in the Movement given much thought to how we propose to cope with it? Are zaps and chaining ourselves to the table legs in city halls much of an answer? Do costumes in the style of Dali and little gender fuck games with beards and earr~s show us what all be in danger of the beast each time it becomes arroused. And can anyone be so naive as to suppose that Society is going to just CORLL MURDERS roll over and play dead because Ed. Note: some Movement leader talks loud Mr. Honeywell is from San An­on a TV show? The world isn't tonio and was asked to write on like that, nor is the sort of strength the Gay Community Services and power we need gained by such Branch of the San Antonio Free methods. How, then is it to be Clinic for the NUNTIUS. gained? That is the answer we by Ed Honeywell --- should all be striving to come The Dean Corll murders have up with, an enterprise most peo- put terror into the hearts ofHous­ple find either boring or incom- ton Gays. prehensible. However, not to make Gays are the natural victims of the effort is something that can be every crank and madman who neglected at our own peril. comes along. ONE has always been irrevoc- Houston exists in a climate of able committed to looking behind ignorance of and oppression of and beyond external appearances healthy homosexual expression. It and the events of the day to causes, offers no means for young homo-and the events of the day to cause~ sexuals to come to grips with their tendencies and the shape of things sexual identity and makes them to come. It has always been the prey to men such as Corll. feeling at ONE that to do other- Twenty-three plus no telling how Most notable, perhaps, among the gay population, is the fear of job reprisal. So long as times are good (i.e. no gay has been mur­dered recently) the bars provide all most gays are interested in. When times get bad, it is too late to look for alternatives - the now defunct Montrose Gaze, perhaps, perhaps volunteering to write for, soliciting ads for or helping to produce (with money or time and skills) the NUNTIUS, BUT GAYS ARE MORE AFRAID TO LOSE THEIR LIVING THAN THEIR LIFE, apparently. The straight and gay communit­ies of Houston need now more than ever to join in combatting prejudice and witch-hunting. --~•~ii-------·-. - wise would be to shirk res on- · si6ilities: LCioli'ffigaT e w o e ew in Houston because citizens of In_ San A~toni?, the. Ga)'. Com- ◄ The sad fact seems to be that too many of us are busy doing our "own thing" to give very much time to studying where we are going and what we are after. Yet, if we neglect the long range view if we neglect the long range of things we find ourselves hit every so often with crises and cat­astrophes of one kind of another (and there will be others, we can be sure) without much idea of re­be sure) without much idea of sponse? Highly charged rhetoric and the joining of hands in some sort of an emotional binge have a tendency to give momentary re­lease while letting the deeper feel­ings of commitments just fiz2:_l«:_ away. Orleans situation in perspective this city had rather ignore the it is disquiting to ask how many are even attempting to think about the bl:oader implicaaeas- ef the tragedy and what those of us in the Movement ought to be doing and can do about events of that cert with the San Antonio Free Clinic (molded after the Haight­Ashbury Clinic) to meet gay crisis, to form gay community, to free gay life-styles, to improve straight opinion of gays. The victims of the fire will have lost their lives to no effect at all unless more of us wake up, in fear if you want to call it that, that the Movement either means business and the sort of dedication that makes us willing to sacri­fice and give up much for the common good, or else we shall sort. --WDL As of this date, there have been no more deaths from the fire, but one sister and several brothers remain in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, in very serious condit­ion, and needing a heavy supply of blood transfusions. Families took care of most burials, some­times.. wanting no contact with the Gay Community, but four were buried close together, with a bronze plaque noting the concern of the national Gay Community. Additional memorial services and fund- raising events have be~ held in several places. During this crisic the NUNTIUS contacted Paul Landroneau of the Pathology Department, Charity Hospital, New Orleans and was told "WE DO NOT NEED ANY BLOOD AT CHARITY HOSPITAL -- WE HA VE PLENTY." Young Lutherans Host Gay Minister S. Barbers Gay minister, Tom Maurer speaking to 200 persons att~n~g the Lutheran Youth meeting m Houston told the meeting that what people do in private "is their own busineF ~ if they are comfortable with it .. I feel very good about my sex­uality and my experiences," he told the group. The title of the discussion group was "Physiological Basis ofSex." The group was made up of mo~tly teen agers from all over the United States. The Rev. Maurer is a lecturer in the Sexuality_ progr~ at. the University of Minnesota m Min­neapolis. He is a United _Chur~h of Christ minister and lives m Minneapolis. He began by speaking of the ing to repress their sexuality. Ac­cording to Maurer a child reaches sexuality at the age of 12. Be­cause of parental pressures th_e child is forced to hold back until he is married or moves away from P4199lO home. He also stated that most sex­ual problems are mental rather than physical. Maurer feels that churches "have treated sex like a necessary but unfortunate fact of life." The Lutheran Church gathering of over 20,000 young people here in Houston has drawn people from all over the nation. All three sect­ions of the Lutheran church were represented. The quality of the young people was refreshingly ho­nest. Beside the beauty of char­acter the evidence of the overall group was one of clean cut Am­erican children with a healthy attitude toward the Gays present to hear Maurer speak. As one reporter put it "the Young Luth­erans might have been actors, hired .by the Old Lutherans to present a good front.'' It seems from my contact with them that they are what they seem to be outstanding young people. socio-sexual plight of homosexual young men and force them into the streets rather than admit they exist. Now is the time for gays and straights to band together and de­mand social justice for gays in this city. They must demand equal pro­tection of the law for the young, for gays who are the natural prey of such monsters as Corll is painted to be, and especially for adolescent homosexuals. These young men must be the last to die in Houston under t11'e hand of those who hate homosex­uals! As I write, the body count is uncertain. Community, what is it? In San Antonio, it is one thing, in Houston an()f,her; for every city there comes a time of challenge when it either acts in concert in behalf of common concerns or forfeits the right to be thought of as a community. Houston, I believe, faces such a challenge now. Those of us who are gay must ask ourselves, - HOW LONG WILL WE CONTINUE TQ ENDURE ABUSE, MOLESTATION, PAIN AND DEATH AND MASSACRE IN TEXAS BEFORE WE JOIN TO­GETHER WITH THE UNPREJU­DICED, SANE ELEMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITIES to change the climate of opinion which encour­ages every fool and madman to think of us as his rightful victim? San Antonio and Houston are very much alike in many ways. To meet these goals, director Carmine Botto and volunteers have set up a gay hotline for crisis rap and referral called the GAY SWITCHBOARD; have held a number of workshops and human­growth sessions; have started a newsletter; have set up a night for gay V .D. examination and treat­ment at the free clinic; offer speak­ers and w11rkshops for straight groups; meet regularly for rapping and consciousness-raising. The GAY SWITCHBOARD NO. in SAN ANTONIO IS 1-512-733- 7300; the switchboard is open from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. and is staffed by gays. The line offers crisis guidance, referrals for life-prob­lems. Friday night I was talking to Brian, a bartender at a Houston Gay Bar. He said the entire con­versation in the place that night had revolved around the murders. Speculation was - - were the boys gay? Was their murder gay? One thing had emerged; certainly no gay persoo could feel safe in a community where young men could be enticed and then murdered wholesale! Brian seemed to think that gays might be blamed for murders in which they were the most logical victims, but he thought about all the witch-hunting he has seen for twenty years behind the bar and changed his mind. "Maybe we ought to fight this thing!" he concluded. Homosexuals, 'Swingers' (Houston Chronicle) - - "There are cohservatively estimated, 100, 000 homosexuals and 14,000 'swingers' in Houston," say a husband-wife team who teach a human sexuality course at South Texas Junior College. Drs. Jerome and Ruth Sherman, who both have Ph.Ds. from the University of Houston, spoke at a River Oaks Rotary meeting at the Briar Club Tuesday. The Shermans said the homosex­ual figure (which includes lesbi­ans) was made after talking to members involved in homosexual organizations here and to city offi­cials. The "Swingers," or mate swappers, estimate was made from total membership of three local "swinger" clubs. People do not actually swap mates at these clubs, but make contact for parties elsewhere, the Shermans said. The sex educators said homo­sexuals usually group in large cities, so Houston's growth - - significantly its corporate boom - - may account for this large number. Although some neighborhoods are supposedly known as gay areas, they said homosexuals are scattered throughout the city. There are 28 bars in Houston - that serve as gay meeting places, the Shermans said. The Shermans dealt mostly with different lifestyles, social attit­udes and misconceptions of homo­sexuality. Homosexuals, male and female, do not always fit the common stereotype, they said. They are in .most walks of life. Some are mar- PAGE 12 l LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Frequently disenters to gay or­ganizations, gay publications and gay churches ask, "What good are you doing? Why, rock the boat?" These people not only refuse to work for gay unity and love, but deliberately drag their feet. -i only wish these feet-dragers could sit for just one evening in "aGay Community Crises Center. or read the letters this newspaper receives from lonely people all over America. Following is a typical letter--just one in a hun­dred: Dear Editor, I live in a small town in Mis­souri. I have no close friends. My father .a!ld I don't g_et alo_ng I'm leaving this town forever. I know I'm gay, but I don't know how to meet anyone. How can I let a guy know I want to talk to him? How can r let him know I want to have sex with him? How can I handle my religous feelings while being gay also? How can I handle the need for secrets and fears of being found out? Please help me. I'm so lonely. Dear John, Neither I (nor anyone else) can give you "instant knowledge (or wisdom)" by mail order. On the other hand, I can't turn my back_ on a brother, so I shall_ do mx. best. But please keep in mind I'm no authority. I speak only from my own experiences. I. How to break the ice and talk with a stranger? In a city park or public rest room, don't try. The chances •of your getting beat­up, rolled or arrested are real good. At the local YMCA you can always talk about swimming, basketball, ping-pong, photography or whatever your intended friend is interested in. But go slow at first. Play it with caution. Make damn sure you get an opening be­fore you give one. It's easy to meet pMple in a gay bar if you don't wait for people to come to you. You go to them. Ask someone if they'd like to dance. Better still, when you leave home, move to a city with a gay organization or Metropolitan Com­munity Church. There you will be warmly welcomed by lots of nice people, and you'll be safe. 2. What technique to use to let him know you are interested in sex? Many Gays like quick pick­ups and are very good atit. But you are very youngandjustcoming out. Make friends first. Sex will come naturally. 3. How to handle religious/gay feelings? Read THE LORD IS MY SHEPHARD AND HE KNOWS I'M GAY, SEX WITHOUT GUILT, SO­CIETY AND THE HEALTHY HO­MOSEXUAL. Talk with people at the MCC. They've been through what you are just now entering. 4. How to handle fears of being found out? If you can, slowly come out of your closet. The feeling of being really free for the first time in your life is so great, you'll never want to hide again. On the other hand, if you must stay in your closet (because of your job, your youth or whatever) just do as others do. Play it safe. But leave a little place in your heart to say daily: I'm Gay and I'm Proud and I'm Healthy. And if others don't like it, they have a problem. not me. John, at this stage of your life you need a friend more than you need a sex partner. Someone your own age that you can talk to. Someone to open up your heart to. A Negro woman (one of our own) died. I went to her friend to express sympathy. Imagine my surprise when she said, "Oh, we were not friends. Just acquain­tances." "What do you mean?" I asked. "I used to see you two laughing and talking to gether all the time." "Oh yes," she replied. "We laughed and talked together lots of times. But folks gotta cry together before they're friends." I'm an old man. I look back on my youth and see the mistakes, _ the, tea rs the hea rta ck, tbe fears as well as the happy moments. I would love to shield you againast the bad so that you could enjoy only the good. But I can't. You must stumble and fall like all the others who have gone before you. Only then will you grow strong. Good luck. Always remember: there are millions of us. In Gay Love, Steve Jonnsson Asst. ed. Hi! I've just bought this hotel in Eureka, which is the most senic town in the Ozarks. Arts, crafts and beautiful old 1878 atmosphere abound- I'd like to welcome your reltdet's and would appreciate an ad in your classified immediately. Please bill me. I have owned and still own the Fattened Calf in New Orleans for a number of years and find I would like to extract my clientel from your readers. Please place my ad immediately and send a rate card. Thank You- Sincerely Barbara Scott ~~~~~~~~ A capacity crowd filled Dallas' newest swinging gay bar, the Dallas Speak-Easy, on July 3rd to wit­ness a contest and ultimate crown­ing of a representative to send to the 1973 Mr. David Contest to be held in New York City in Au­gust. Ten worthy contestants com­peted in swimsuits and "do your own thing" competition as well as a question-answer period. The group of ten was narrowed down to three finalists by a panel of three judges. The judges were Miss Durlene Dunham, Mr. Pat­rick Gleason and Mr. Dick "Mavis"Bowen. The Second run­ner- up, Johnny Maddox, was awar­ded the title "Mr. Butch Guy" and a trophy. Jimmy Mahaffey was the first runner-up and was awarded the title "Mr. Hunk" and a trophy. Mike Rhoads was the first place runner and he will receive an expense paid trip to N.Y.C. plus $50.00 cash and a trophy. Mike will represent the Speak-Easy at the Mr. David Con­test August 10-11-12. Mike's re­ining title for 1973-74 is "Mr. Dallas Speak-Easy Body Beau­tiful." All .of the contestants appeared to be well en-dowed and well­developed. (muscle ·wise) The ceromonies were well . planned and ~11 presented by ve­teran "Sonny"$uwall long time friend and associate of the owners Buddy Rogers and Arthur Lombar­di. The attention of the audience, which was wall to wall shoulder to shoulder elbow to elbow on top of and under neath (if possible) was captured and undivided for the entire hour and half. The Speak-Easy, whichopened on June 6th, is an amazing come back for the owners Buddy and Art after the long run of success at the Atlantis which closed three years ago. Buddy and Art also opened the Tara club and the Detour. The Speak-Easy is attracting large crowds (full house on week­ends) of the more masculine and conservative circles. The Speak-Easy offers mixed drinks and beer at popular pri­ces, an attractive dance floor ces, an attractive dance floor with a light show and split level seating for easy cruising. The bar is l_ocated two levels up_from cover charge. BOOK NEWS Gordon of Khartoum, the soldier and mystic who has been consid­ered as a strange, heroic misfit and a combination of martyr, saint and crank, comes to life with hall­ucinating credibility in a nove., THE LAST ENCOUNTER by Robin Maugham (McGraw-Hill, $6.95). For his twentieth book, the famous author draws on material painstakingly gathered over a per­iod of two decades from a wide variety of sources. He vividly ev­okes an unforgettable figure: Gen­eral Charles George Gordon, the ~--~~--- - . f ' veteran of Imperial glory in China, Africa, India, and now on the eve of his ultimate epic, his trans­figuration through death at the hands of Dervishes in the Sudan. With penetrating insight and tender compassion, Maugham des­cribes the last tortured months of Gordon's life as Gordon himself might have recorded them in his last journal. It is the gripping, moving portrait of a man as unsur~ of his destiny as he was unsure of his sexual emotions. As the author of The Servant, Escape from the Shadows, and Somerset and All the Maughams sees him, Gordon of Khartoum is reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia: the same bravery in the face of terror and death, the same sexual ambivalence, the same tor- ~th men. As the London Sunday Times observed upon publication of this book's British edition, The Last Encounter "presents a con­vincing portrait of a strangely complex man." ------------ MAYBE We are born, we live, we love We suffer Then we die . . . . . and the waves Continue to beat upon the rocks The seed and harvest time come and go But nothing remains but the earth And what should have been, but Couldn't and won't be Another time . . • . • another age And then Maybe BUSBY BERKELEY IS BACK (taptappytaptap - taptappytap) (see story on page 2) Page 11 / / FROM PAGE 10 ried or have heterosexual affairs. The Shermans said studies of the mate-swapping "swingers" showed: --They are not necessarily emot­ionally disturbed; --Generally they have a better than average education; --They are usually middle and upper class; --They are more moble than the average person; --Many feel mate-swapping "sav­ed their marriage;" --They disapprove of extramarital sex when one party does not know or does not participate; - -Generally they are more con­servative politically. The Shermans have three child­ren. Jerome Sherman, 36, is a private psychologist and will lecture at Rice University this year in addition to teaching at South Texas. Rush Sherman, 32, is a mi­crobiologist at South Texas. A Tour Of The Gay Orient In Sept '73 THE MOVEMENT'S ONLY FULLY GUIDED GAY TOUR See all the tourists sights, of course. But much more ... the SHIN­JU- KU District in Tokyo - gay bars and street scenes you would never believe, saunas which are pretty special. Kyoto has its shr­ines and temples and also a world famous gathering room you would enjoy. In Manila, pretty little bini boys grow as plentifully as the orchids. A member of ONE, himself Chi­nese, knows all there is to know about Taiwan and will pass on the word to us. Singapore is the Far East with a British accent. Fortunetly for us ONE's British connections are there too. Bangkok is beautiful. So are the people. Travellers tell us that Bangkok vibrations are something else again, for those who exper­ience one of their massage ses­sions. As to Hong Kong, the whole city is so special that many visitors call it the world's most fascinat­ing. This tour leaves L.A. Sept., 9 and is sponsored by ONE Tours, 2256 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 9006. BE GENTLE Be gentle with me for I love you as I love the flowers, the sun, the blue sky ..... an innocent little new born baby Be gentle with my heart, because it's been mended several times before and it's very delicate, and can be easily broken again. Be gentle as you make love to me, and afterwards hold me close until I fall asleep. Be gentle with me and I will love you. Page 12 Southwestern Medical School Studies Gay Men An indepth study of the sexual preferences of homosexuals is now being conducted by Psychologists from Southern Methodist Univers­ity and Southwestern Medical School. With the increasing interest of researchers directed toward the nature of human sexuality, Psy­chologists from S.M.U. and South­western have focused their attent­ion on the relation of sexual pre­ferences to sexual orientation. Addressing the issue of homo­sexuality, the purpose of the cur­rent research is to gather 'nor­mative data' in an effort to better understand homosexual prefer­ences. Authors of the study have begun with the premise that many current assumptions about sexual­ity are ill-founded due to a lack of research. Prior assumptions aside, the current research is an attempt to begin at the beginning, to research and document preferences of all sexual orientations. It is felt that only through such an endeavor can the homosexual orientation be understood and accepted by socie­tal definitions. Further, in an effort to understand the homosexual, it is hoped that through enlightenment consequent research may assist the homosexual in his understand­ing of himself. Those wishing to aid in this research are asked to call Mary Wilson, Southwestern Medical School, Monday through Friday at 692-2266 or 369-9135 after 5 o' clock. You will not be asked to disclose your identity. TOUCH ME I have awakened during the night wanting your touch - nothing more than your touch. That would have been enough of love ..... that would have been all. AUGUST 16 17 18 AUGUST 23 24 25 4gnd STo DAfflES AUGUST 30, SEPTEMBER land 2 ,AsH1ons of 1954 10 Pm 11:so PM 1907 mini pa,k1 SofflAln thcat,c Slo50 Page 13 /_ / Mad Capping ,and Night Capping WITH MOTHER IN DALLAS This month in Big D. the Old Charter has flowed free iv - - - - m1!ch too freely foi- all our health!! Yt e celebrated Ronsue"s birthday - - that took two days and two nights !! There was a gala party at the Bar for Sue and the Madame Fertilizer. with food and drinks. The following night there was additional festhities at Miss Ex­xons abode with friends for din­din and libations!! Perry P. , you had a great time whether your memory was serving you or not!! Blanch had to leave early to catch a flight to Atlanta - - I've got to talk to her about that. The menu read like Mother's Country Kit­chen - - stuffed peppers, fried okra, squash, purple hull peas -­corn bread and onions (HUSH YOUR MOUTH) -- it was a blast. Ron­sue sure likes them "hot peppers" among other things! The Tina Flash is back in a dress - - got her all tookeyed up one night and she was easy! She got another engagement coming up _soon at Ronsue's. 8ig Mable - Slut and Mother want to thank you for the grat­uties due to our fantastic service this past Sunday night!! Good old Diamond Jim Mable!! Mable gave Mother a 90¢ drink in exchange for a dollar and was told to keep the change. Mother immediately br~ug!J.t . the ten i:e11t_ tip to Sluts attention remarking for all to hear - - "Look Slut. Big Mable gave us a dime tip! That's a nickle a peice!!" Poor Mable. we do pick on you. Bertina has had a lively month along with the rest of us even though she did take down with the sicks for two or three days -- also had guests from New Orleans - - Mildred Pearce of K - - refferred to as the Pygmies. Her only remark after having took drunk for three days was - - thank goodness, they can't reproduce. . Rac~el, Rachel Girl, the orig- 1onal in all her glory and finery doing her number nightly at the Bayou Landing - - behind the front bar that is!! She's a busy girl between her jobs - - Mother's whore house and the parks - - - - - Billy, it's good to have you back - -Mother missed your smiling face on her frequent trips to the tooky Tiki Room -- of course J . Carrol was there to greet her most of the time. Sadji had been back with us for a while and we visited!! The shows do go on - - - Mother has finally moved into the 25 room Palace and is working like a madwoman -- it's coming along very slowly!! But anything worth having sometimes takes a while to accomplish. That's all for this month! Come see us -- If we don't know you, tell us who you are and well give you all the dirt on Gay Life in Big D!! See you next month--­Mother of Dallas - - (I I ~ THE CLUB BATH CHAIN 1'HS Ut, CLU3 :iCJSTON lOFJ.., AUGUST .28, FOfi LO.~ I'.fFOHLATIOl'., CO'. '.TACT Club 22,-o,s6 NDuston ~ ..... ; . 2205 Fannin Page 14 Mr. Club Baths to be chosen at the FARMHOUSE Both the Farmhouse and the Club Baths have been busy prepar­ing for one of the most exciting contest to be held this year. This will be the first time for any of the Club baths to sponsor their Mr. Club Contest at a bar. The winner will receive $300.00, and a trip to the National Mr. Club Baths Contest. The first run­ner- up will receive $100.00, trophy; and the second runner-up, $50.00, trophy. All three winners will be given a year's free pass to The Club Houston. To see the contest, be at the Farmhouse, 3535 Westheimer, at 10PM, August 28. Tiffany Jones will be here from Miami to host the show, plus Kitty Key as co-co- host. Cover $1. As you prob­ably know, the two together guaran­tee an enjoyable evening. Some of the contestants will be taking advantage of the compli­mentary visit to the Club Monday evening, August 27. Your visit to The Club Houston that Monday evening could prove to be an op­portunity for you to do some pre­judging . There have been several entries for the contest. However, contest­ants can still enter by contacting Lynn at the Club Houston, 2205 Fannin, or Gene at the Farmhouse. There is no entry fee, but pleast enter before Friday midnight, Aug­ust 24. 'Bust' at T .J.'s where Were YOU Bob Cappell At first, the story was TJ's was raided, and that people were in­discriminately hauled out for patronizing a Gay joint. Of course this talk was generated by unknow­ing persons gleeful about repeating unfounded rumors. However, after a conversation with Margaret, the owner, the facts unfolded as fol­lows. Apparently, the "TEA ROOM" Queens used to fornication in movie houses, truck stops, back alleys, etc., decided that TJ's seemed a likely place for their covert acts, and because of an understaffing problem which precluded adequate supervision over the rest rooms, they were used for pthe patrons animalistic tendencies. According to the owner, "the charges have been dropped against those who were engaged in what at the time of the arrests seemed to be overt homosexual acts." Unfortunately, this place, long a monument in Dallas as a cruise bar, and has equally shared the reputation of the same goings-on in the Tea-Room for some time, has not reached the ears of Mar­garet until this unfortunate arrest scene. The Dallas police, long tolerant of hand-holding, hugging, kissing, dancing stated, "the lounge had often been warned about this, and that an arrest would be made if such practices continued." One of the police detectives questioned stated, "arrests could have been made long ago if just 'looking' or even just 'fondling' (which is illegal) was going on, and that warnings could be issued. But the acts viewed by arresting officers were of such a nature that arrests could not be avoided." The lounge, as a whole, enjoys a relatively clean reputation with the Dallas PD., and it is hoped that T J's will once again regain its popularity by reminding its patrons to leave sex for the bed­room. Margaret has personally been spending time supervising the "T-Room" activities in order to avoid future violations. ' Love . . . . . What the hell, 1 don't know- "Where were you when the lights went out" is the sign that appears in the entry of the Hi-Kamp. That refers to the other night when a power transformer blew out and the lights went out. Contrary to pop­ular rumor, Ronnie HAS paid the light bill at least, and sabatoge was not the cause. It was an overloaded circuit and business was back to usual the following evening. ·sPEAKEASY Plush Formerly the Silver Helmet, the Speakeasy on Denton Drive cut-off in Dallas is aptly named for it is one of the few bars in this city where the noise from the sound system allows easy conversation. This might account in part for its success. Al and Gene have teamed up with Buddy and Arthur to put together a club which has per­sonality entirely its own. Accord­ing to_ it's Maitre'D, Sonny, the place 1s packed every night since he has been with the club and it's easy to see why. Constructed in tiers, with the bar at the top­most tier, the view of this large place is way out. The dance floor is lit by spots and chase-lights illuminating the name of the club. The drinks are good and served with friendly smiles alien to so many clubs now. Carpeted through­out and tastefully lit and decorated just short of being "plush" thi~ club will last many many ye~rs to come. The Speakeasy attracts the col­legiate crowd as well as the over­thirties. 1 DON'T WANT 11fE PAST kt's not go to places that I've been with another lover. 1 might drink from a glass his lips has touched and I'd surely know it. To be re­minded of the past would cause you. to be out of my thoughts, maybe only for a moment, but when we're together I want to think only of you. Bayou Landing ~~~~□~l!. @[F[F~OO tNew Look' THE ALL NEW (Dallas) Do 000 ~~00□~~ Never one to be topped, the Bayou Landing of Dallas decided to compete with the opening of the Mark Twain by recarpeting, new sound and some reconstruction and held its celebration the night of August 8th. Free liquor and beer was given away all night long, no cover charge at the door and a fantastic show One could not move throughout the mammoth club. Literally hund­reds poured through the door to help celebrate and show support for the club. Owners and managers from virtually every bar in Dallas and some from as far away as Houston were seen in the crowd. The Landing earned for itself a reputation that night that will be long in forgetting because of the genuinely friendly service (even though it was free), the cordiality at the front door upon entering, and the thrill of bumping should­ers with some notable stage and screen stars hidden in the masses of kids enjoying the reward of patronizing this fantastic club. patronizing this fantastic club. Part of the club' s reconstruct­ion was the building of tiers which now afford a gorgeous view of the bodies parading through the club. Carpeted throughout except the dance floor, the club has a new feeling of elegance, but more im­nortant. lets the patrons know Houston, Texas 77024 200' Color Film $16.50 ea. WITH THIS AD BELLAIRE NEWS DISCOUNT NEWS 5807 Bellaire 609 LaBranch Downtown 665-9711 at TEXAS (across fro• Greyh-nd Bus) 226-8852 LARGEST AOUL T SECTION IN HOUSTON OPEN TILL 1 A.M. OUT OF TOWN PAPERS OVER 2000 PUBLICATIONS DISPLAYED FEATURING BOOTH TYPE MOVIE ARCADE MACHINES WITH 24 INCH SCREENS their support has helped pay for all of this; a smart move for any ooerator. Big David in florida What it all this we hear about Big David having been in Miami for a week. Understand her per­formances were a tremendous sue-cess and will long be r emembered. As if good showmanship were not enough to leave the Floridians with it seems that there were also " autographs" left on some " hot cheques" -- it is expensive for one so loveable and large to travel in such fashion. Big David is also remembered in Houston for " non payment" of obligations. HURT You hurt me in bed last night - was it the liquor you had drank - or are you falling out of love with me - or did you have a bad day at your office. I love you - you can hurt me if you want . . • . • just don't forget I'm a person and I ba•e feelings. - the ultimate studio in creative art photography - presents the ultimate in art form - the male figure - THE PRIMUS GALLE RYS have been prepared for the perfectionist in male art figure collecting. Each Gallery is custom processed from original negatives for the most critical color control. No mass production is used to mar the touch of the craftsman in unique photography, lighting, color, finishing or mounting. Each Gallery is unique, no two are exactly alike - each is an original creation. Gallerys may be ordered from among our exclusiYe selection of fine models, or may be custom made in a p rivate sitting with your model, your friend, your lover and/or you. 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If you feel you are "special" write, enclosing a recent photograph, for an appointment and interview. ------ Page 15 I / / GLORY HOLE CLOSES Free liquor was poured this opening night until 10:30 when a festive mood changed to the or­dinary routine of bar-going once customers began paying for drinks. It is bound to be a huge success, The Glory Hole of Dallas has especially if Mother Caven con-tinues to keep the decor lively. closed. According to the owners No entertainment was provided, who stated that although the club opened with all promises of sue- but snacks were placed at a back cess, something seemed to be table facing a cute cubby-hole lacking in the "enjoyment factor", dining area which windows onto and business began a gradual de - the Lemmon avenue traffic. cline soon after its opening. In Altogether an interesting place. retr ospect, it can be said the em- Ample parking and beautifully decorated. tphleo yfeiense swt. orking at the lounge were Among those seen at opening If-------.------------ were Margaret (TJ' s), Ronnie Sue. (RonSue's), Sonny Sewall (Speak­' Mark Twain' easy), and many others. Opens in Dallas Bob Cappell Frank Caven, entepreneur in El Paso Gay Bars a few years ago come to Dallas to open the original Bayou Club which brought both fame and fortune to the large, if not fat, man known affectionately by his friends as :-.tamma. Discounting his failure to revive the Atlantis by re-naming it the King Of Clubs, (which somehow I never even became the king of spades) Frank opened the Candy Store with little success and11oth­er Blues with some success as a straight enterprise. The new club promises to be something else. It looks like suc­cess all over again. At first glance you will see the shadows of patrons from years past who perennially haunted the old Atlantis, andatopeningnight, faces appeared from homes, not mainly or chiefly other bars as would be expected. Almost as though the old Villa Crowd or the Old Atlantis Crowd had waited these years for the place to open. The decor speaks little of Mark Twain. Tiffany lamps, Crystal Chandeliers, anislandbar,amam­moth patio, a second story club (as yet uncompleted) blend into a smallish dance floor and game area. Circulation throughout is easy, and the layout is l~vish. Chairs, tables. etc., are obviously costly and many face the doubli:­sided fireplace awaiting romantic evenings to come. Located in the heart of the Lemmon Avenue Straight district, the bar is accessible to Airport, restaurants etc., and is therefore planning to ~ater to a stable swing­ing straight crowd for lunches; this, according to Billy, \\'ill help create good will for the place when it becomes Gay later in the even­ing. REALITY Take me to a place I've never known, where we can hold hands on the street and I can say I love you out loud - and you can touch me as we lay on the beach sunbathing. How long will we have to save for passage to such a place . .... forever? Page 16 Texan Mr. Bayou Landing, Mr. Texas, I & Now Mr. David USA I The Miss David Contest was won The St. George Hotel in New ~ by Brandy Lee of the Cabaret York City was the · site of the Club in San Francisco. 1st run- Mr. David Contest August 11th ner-up was Roshi Fernandey of and 12th. Atlanta, 2nd runner-up was Gene Mr. C. J . Harrington from the Chandler of 82 Club, New York, Bayou Landing, Hous ton, Texas 3rd runner-up was Rachell Wells was winner of this contest and is of Atlanta. now not only Mr. Bayou Landing, The Next Mr. David Contest will but Mr. Texas and Mr. David. be held in San F rancisco, Ca. 1st runner-up was Mike from We at the NUNTIUS wish to Portland, Oregon, 2nd was Gary extend our congratulations to Mr. Hunt of New York City and 3rd c. J. Har rington and thank Mr . was George Payne of Youngstown Bill Baker, manager of the Bayou Ohio. Landing - Houston for the pictures . WHITE · LEGALLY MARRIED businessman age 48 wishes to establish contact with same in late thirties to late forties fo r sincere relationship. Exchange recent photo and details. Box 42011, Hous­ton, Texas 77042. GAY COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICE (Dallas) 826-2192 W/M - - - Now Hear This! -­I 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 and my weight is 140# and have brown hair and eyes. SUNNY TEXAS (answers) YOUNG, W/M - Blond, blue-eyed­wants to meet other males for relationship. Ri ck, P . 0 . Box 953, Forney, Texas 75126. PHOTOGRAPHER - - Will shoot anything you can do - or will print and develop your first 2 rolls of film free. Box 23232, Houston, Texas 77028 EL P~ .TEXAS • ,!ray Liber­ation -Forum -' P.0:- Dox 12493, El Paso, Texas 79912. PORNOGRAPHY COLLECTOR - New and old - trade - buy or peruse! JA3-6577 - 8-11 P .M. "HOMES FOR HIPPIES, ETC." - Montrose Area! $60 - $140 payable monthly or weekly! Do your own thing! 524-0574 or 781-8643 FOR RENT - 2 Bedroom/2 bath single garage/ 2 story - 6027 Lake • 665-2876. W/M late 30's would like to meet sincere ma les. Reply Box 10-C, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston 77006. AIR CONDITIONING - HEATING SPECIALIST For a ll your Heating and Air Conditioning needs and service - Call T. R. AT AIRLINE AIRE - 523-9540 Day or Night - Resi­dential or commercial. VERY YOUNG MAN - desires to relocate in the Pasadena, Gulfgate or Gulf Freeway area. Would like to share home or apartment with one or more guys. Permanently employed in Pasadena, have own transportation. Versitle and enjoys home life. Call anytime 944-3682 and ask for John. - - - - .. .. .... .. .... .. PAMPER YOURSELF. Enroll now for private lessons in classical piano or singing with a profess­ional who is interested in your progress. Telephone 723-3254. FORT WORTH - - God loves you and so do we. Join our Christian Study Group (817) 838-9564. 26 yr. Old W/M - desires male companion on 2 wk. trip to Flor­ida/ Bahamas / Georgia in Oct. Expenses paid. If you're interest­ed and und!!r 23, send info., photo, and address/ phone to occupant, 4110 Buena Vista #107, Dallas, Texas 75204. 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 .0. Box 19172, Houston, Texas 77024. All applicants will be contacted. 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. TV REPAm - Free home esti­mates by experienced technician. Call 821-2197, nite or day. -­Dallas . PIK U SCENE(S) HEAVY - - - Bondage, s /m, leather, w/ s , chains bits, & bikes. Lis ts many names w/ pixs, addres ses. $2. Now. Lists, Box 84, Pacific Palsds, CA 90272. Also stud stor y or whip race uses only $2. 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 body. Will send photos to guys who will write to me. - TAN WANG SENG, P. 0 . Box 817 - Cebu City J-317, Philippines POWERFULLY ENDOWED STUD Champion Marine wrestler body, plus wild action for you. All ways, ruggedness you will want to awe . Pictures and curiously satisfying story $2. Savnite #10, 6515 Sunset Blvd. , Rm 202, Hollywood, CA 90028. Turn it on now. Send a letter telling me about you - - I'll take it from there - - please be candid and young in heart. If 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 YOU - Will send fotos and 150 page story about me in explosive masculine. muscle scenes for only $3.00 now. Mr. Colt, Box 84, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Hurry now for unique poses. VERY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS­MAN would like to share his ele­gant mansion with one or two other successful gay men. No strings at all as I am a trade queen strictly and would not impose on you at all. The house has a nice pool and lots of room, fine furnishings. Reply Box X, 4615 Mt. Vernon, Houston, Texas 77006. Serious in­quires only please. QUIERO qualified instruction in Spanish conversation and grammar in exchange for excellentinstruct­ion in piano or singing. Write TMT, P. 0 . Box 35125, Houston, : 77035. I .. - .................... .. .... .. 'i FOR RENT · 3 bedroom/ ! bath/ 1 dining room garage and finced yard. 2047 Barnard - 665-2876. WANTED: OCCASIONAL MAS­SEUR for felaxing, unhurried rub­down by appointment. Send rates , phone number to P. 0. Box 35125, Houston 77035. NUNTIUS PUBLISHED MONT!Il.. Y !DUSTON, TEXAS Editor - Phil Frank Associate Editor - Steve Jonsson Advertising-production/ 4615 MT. VERNON ·oousTON; TEXAS 77006 524-5612 DOWN 1. sand 2. go 4. lift 5. as 7. Britain 8. suspend 10. desired 11. dessert 15. through 16. tripped 20. blue 21. spin 23. orbs 25. clouds 26. resign 31. si 32. O.E. 34. across 35. entire 37. fun 39. even 40. it ACROSS 1. song 3. dull 6. spit 9. need 13. sl. 14. s.s. 18. re 19. LP 22. eon 24. ice 26. red 27. sat 28. not 31. so 33. i.e. 34. ate 36. oui 37. sense 38. name 41. then DIAGONAL 12. else 17. help 29. assent 30. s poils Let me come to your house subscribe to the NUNTIUS. RUNNERS UP IN THE MR. TEXAS CONTEST AT THE BAYOU LANDING Page 18 !a:- ~s-- g.. ~!"I l ·z J! ti.: t- '! i_.i,. _.!r: --~ i t .- -~-:= r{J t 0 ~- ,.,. °1"3 ~ ~ g ~ tit 0 0 O C I ; "i ; ~ ~ ~ :. • I; :~ .!: C u 0 :, 0 C u .. C C II 0 o..O C -~ ·:.. 0 0 0 ~ .. ·; ·u- ·-C -0 1: ~ g, C • 11. Ii .!! ~ The I VOLUME 4 NO. 8 AUGUST, 1973 I ~~'<Q)UNTI IJ S 40 ~ & OUR COMMUNITY HOUSTON, TEXAS w V, at:: ~ - <( u. ~ V, z .t' I .,~· '"· i I z <( - w .... -I <( at:: C) 0 w - .... == ~ w I V, z w z at:: w I :::> ~ J: I- u t-at:: - <( 0 :I: u :e I- at: ~ w N t- u. • <( C) :::> <(
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