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Title The Nuntius, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1971
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  • Frank, Phil
Date February 1971
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
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Transcript 8{UNCZ-IUS VOLUME 2, HO. 2 FEBRUARY 1971 =:===================~=========================================HOUSTON, TEXAS Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Harris County Jury Civilisation Saved! Rescues Mankind! depicted homosexual lovemaking and occasionally the opening or closing of doors, along with some telephone conversations by the actors. Officer See further testified that the films showed males in the nude and that he could find no plot to the Ii lms v.h ich he viewed for so long a time. After being challenged by Mr. Woody to define a "plot" for the jury, Officer See, a youthful collegiate type (before long hair & queer clothes, that is} who was cleon­shoven and well-groomed, said, "I consider o plot as having o beginning, a climox (sic!} and on end. It was completely devoid of a beginning and on See TRIAL - Page 9 Arrests Made In Arson Case Charges Denied AFTER AN EMOTIONAL APPEAL to them to assume the role of saviours of all Western Civil­isation and defend Harris County morality into the bargan, a jury in Judge Jock Treodwoy's Criminal Court convicted a Houston matron, Mrs. Arlene Catherine Bryers on a charge of exhibiting obscene films at the Mini Park Theatre. It was a purely technical charge, for Mrs. Bryers was merely a cashier at the time and hod no control over the bi 11 of fore offered by the cinema for the delectation of on exclusively mature mole audience. She was arrested at the Mini Pork theatre on the evening of the 6th October, 1970 by Houston Vice Squad Officers. As a result of her conviction, Judge Jack T reodwoy assessed the minimum fine of $200.00, saying, "I'm after the owners, not the people who ore victims of circumstances." Attorneys for Mrs. Bryers, Mrs. Morion Rosen and Mr. Clyde Woody, announced at the time of sentencing their intentions of filing on appeal of the conviction. Houston Fire Deportment Arson Squad hove filed IN THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL Mrs. Bryers chorges in the Palace Club fire which they had been testified that she was the sole support of her two investigating for over a year. As a result of these sons, both teenagers, one a student at Morion High charges, the Houston Police Department arrested Mr. School and the other a student at the University of Ron Lavine, owner of the Palace Club, and Mr. Houston. She also testified that she had never, in Lorry Shea, a former partner in the old Palace Club. the nine months she had worked as cashier al the Mr. Levine was charged with conspiracy to commit Mini Park Theatre, seen the films being shown there. arson and Mr. Shea was charged with conspiracy to Her testimony was never impeached by the State in commit arson and with arson. Mr. Levine is presently this regard. She further testified that she was hired out of jail on $5,000 bond and Mr. Shea is out on by the manager of the theatre, whom she identified $10,000 bond. as an off-duty Houston Police Department Officer Also arrested was Mr. Vern Bechtel, who is also named Birsby. This testimony caused the prosecution, currently free on $5,000 bond. Other arrests ore led by Assi slant District Attorney Michael Hinton, expected in the case. an alleged heterosexual, to summon Captain W. T. Higgins, Director of the H. P. D. Training and Personnel office to the courtroom with a current roster of Houston Policemen. No person named Birsby could be found in the roster, which was entered into evidence over the objections of defence counsel. However, Captain Higgins, al so an alleged heterosexual, could not soy if on off-duty Houston policeman was not employed os manager of the The arrests were made in the last week of January, 1971. The fire which totally destroyed the old Palace Club took place in September of 1969. Prior to this fire, the Plantation Club was also destroyed by fire and indictments are expected soon in connection with this lire. On August 17, 1970, a fire gutted the Bullseye Club here, but the Houston Fire Depart­ment ruled that fire to have been of accidental origin. theatre at the time of the Vice Squad raid. The A trial dote for the defendants in the Palace Club cl.fence counsel attempted to show the jury that fire hos not yet been set. Mrs. Bryars was under the impression that the Houston Police Deportment was aware of the nature of the advertised films being shown at the Mini Park Theatre and that the Pol ice Department did not core. Judge Treadway ruled that, in effect, the opinion of the Houston Police Department about the molter was totally irrelevant in the case before the Court. Mrs. Bryers also testified that she was an accountant for the actual owner of the theatre, the Julius Levy Company of Houston. Records of off-duty policemen in Houston were not brought forward to disprove the contention of defence counsel that a Houston police officer was manager of the Mini Park Theatre during his off-hours, however. THE COURT OVERRULED MOST of the objections of defence counsel during the course of this less than historic trial, possibly setting the groundwork for several reversible errors ta be claimed in the forthcoming appeal. The impression was given that what the Court really wanted was a speedy end to the trial. THE STATE'S CASE WAS based essentially upon testimony of Vice Squad Officer Richard See, who admitted under oath that he was a practising hetero­sexual. Officer See testified that he hod watched the films at the Mini Park Theatre on the night of the raid for some 45 minutes. He said that the films When contacted by The Nuntius, Mr. Ron Levine advised that the charges against him were false and based upon the perjured testimony of persons with selfish interests. Mr. Levine further advised The Nuntius that lawsuits charging libel and slander will be prepared against several persons whose testimony before the Harris County Grand Jury resulted in the indictment against him. Mr. Levine is convinced that pressure was also brought by the insurance carrier for the old Palace Club to secure the indictments and that he is a victim of "guilt by association" because of his former partnership relationship with one of the former owners of the old Palace Club, Mr. Larry Shea. The charges should be dropped against him within 30 days, Mr. Levine said. "At that time everyone will know of my innocence," he said. Mr. Levine al so said he was preparing lo take a polygraph test to demonstrate his innonence. Persons who appeared before the Harris County Grand Jury in this matter included Emil Newton, Jr., Gene Howell, ow,,ers of the defunct Plantation Club; Mike Whitaker; Lannis Thompson, shareholder in the Club Romulus, Inc.; and Bob Coppell, former owner of the Aquarius Club in Dallas. There were several other witnesses, too. Servicemen Beware! IF YOU ARE IN THE SERVICE - - Here are some things you should know about anti­homosexual investigations. 1. WHAT IS PRESENT MILITARY POLICY ON HOMOSEXUALS? Anyone who is convicted of a homosexual act or who "exhibits, professes, or admits to homosexual ten· dencies, or associates with persons known to him to be homosexual" may be discharged from the service. Men or women confessing lo homosexual relations while in the service are liable to undesirable d is• charges which put them at a serious disadvantage when looking for employment. 2. HOW DO THE SERVICES FIND OUT ABOUT HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY? From civilian police, through anonymous phone calls or letters, through official service investigations. The lotter ore often full-fledged witch hunts that in­criminate large numbers of servicemen. The investi• gators obtain o few names to begin with and then persuade those questioned to name others. In one notable case a few years ago, about 300 seamen of different ranks were removed from an aircraft carrier with a comp I iment of about 3000 men. 3. HOW ARE INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT? Agents of the Office of Special Investigations, the Office of Naval Intelligence, or the Criminal Investi­gations Division search personal possessions for ina iminating letters, pictures, magazines, advertise­ments, etc. They may also check on names in add­ress books_ These professional investigators do an outstanding job of extracting information from accus­ed men, obtaining their co-operation and placing them al a disadvantage. Though they may tel I the accused of his rights lo remain silent or of his right to a law­yer, they do this in such a way as to make him feel guilty if he exercises these rights. 4. WHAT SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES ARE USED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION? The investigators suggest: "A lawyer isn't going to do you any goad." "This is a little matter you and I con straighten out between ourselves right here and now." "Why don't you just tell us what happened and get ii off your chest?" "Telling us about your• self and what you have done will speed up the pro­cess of getting out; otherwise you will be around a long time." "Homosexuals are people too; they can't help being the way they are; there's nothing to be ashamed of; society's hostility isn't justified; you ore a pretty nice guy; once you're out of the service everything will be 0.1(." "We realize you sick; come clean with us and we'll see that you get medical help." "We have all the essential data; all we need to do is just fill in a couple of details.'.' "If you confess, everything will be nice and quiet; no one needs to know what hos happened." (In fact, however, parents of men under twenty-one ore often notified that their son has been discharged for homo­sexuality.) "We've got the goods on you and if you co-operate we'll throw the book at you." "If you don't confess, we'll go lo your family, friends and associates; then everyone wi II know you are a queer." "After you gel out you can have your dis-­charge reviewed; and you' II stand a good chance of having it changed." (This is not true.) The invest­igators also often employ the "good guy--D<Kl guy" See SERVICEMEN - Page 13 from a Gay Roman Catholic Priest I am writing this letter relating to your scheduled appearance at the "Fifth Annaul St. Joseph Hospital Benefit Show" in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts on the night of Saturday, January Thirtieth, in Houston, Texas. I have no quorrel with St. Joseph Hospitol. Although I have never been a patient there, I shall concede first place to no one in my admiration of the aposto• late of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who conduct the hospital. Nor am I opposed to the appearance with you of such name stars as Miss Dinah Shore ond the "special added attraction", Mr. Peter Nero. 612 HADLEY HOUSTON I do have a quarrel with the people who are sponsor­ing the "Fifth Annual St. Joseph Hospital Show". They honor neither you nor themselves in having contracted for your appearance. (Although you are given top billing, I daresay you will be the last to make his appearance on stage on Saturday night. After all, there are such things in show business as climax and anti-climax.) Naturally you know best that you are a drawing card and can pull in tax­deductible donations perhaps better than anyone else on the show business scene. But the people who contracted for your appeorance appear to be blissfully unaware that in the world in chich we live both you and they are representotive of that "power structure" with which increasing numbers of in­telligent "little people" are becoming disenchanted. In our fastmoving world you and your sponsors are about to become "has-beens". Frankly, you and they are almost anachronistic. I am especially opposed to your appearance here in Houston and under such auspices because of an especially reprehensible public device of yours. I 2 om referring specifically to your snide setting up to ridicule of a group of people, of whom there are thousands living quiet and dignified lives here in the Houston oreo. The uncritical acceptance and diligent nurturing of o stereotyped image which is your stock in trade is well illustrated in the follow­ing segment from your NBC· TV Special of November 16th last: • 0 • • • And you know a new movement - a new movement hos appeared on the American scene. First, Women's Liberation demanding the rights of women; then the hard hots demand the rights of men; and now Gay Liberation is demanding the rights of "whatever they are. " (Mild laughter) Now we've got something else to worry about - SISSY POWER. (Laughter) I wont to tell you their leaders are really tough. They wear leother panty-hose. (Much laughter and Applause.) You know the Goy Liberation hod a big parade in New York and they 1/ooted down the avenue like Macy's Thanksgiving balloons. (Chuckle) I'm not sure where the parade was. I think it was over in Queens. They actually tried to toke over Alpine County out here in Northern California. It's true. They hod their own sheriff and he looked real good. (Chuckles) He hod boots, chops, buckskin jacket and PEARLS. (Chuckles) Instead of handcuffs, he carried o SLAVE BRACELET. (Laughter) They hod one demonstration up there and the cops hod to break it up. Instead of mace, they sprayed them with Chanel No. 5. (Laughter) You know they tried to hold o convention, but the building was too dose to the railroad tracks. A train whistle, and the whole thing turned into o dance ( Much Laughter)" Now I am not so naive as to suggest that a picket line be set up outside Jones Hall on Saturday night. Such a picket line would be a dis-service to every­one but yourself. Inside the Holl and as on introduct­ion to your stint, the picket line would be made to furnish as many "chuckles" and as "much laughter and applause" as possible. After all, you did say ~ once, "ofter years as o comedian, I've developed the thick skin of an elephant." Still, there are picket lines and picket lines. Some of them hove envolved into what ore called "Silent Marchers," sans pickets, sans violence, sans police. I have in mind the march of same years ogo of a group of white women of South Africa before a govemment building in Johannesburg, in protest against the police of apartheid in force in their country. Then there was the "First Tuesday" of January program on your own NBC-TV. I om referring expeci­ally to that segment of the two hours which was devoted to a study of the group of young Americans which calls itself "The Children of God." By the copped-out hippie groups from which they have graduated, they are referred to contemptuously as the "Jesus freaks." Their solemn demonstration on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin demonstrated to me, at least, the extent to which we Americans have cut ourselves off fr'om the rock whence we were hewn. I I ike to think that upon that rock is inscribed such immortal words as "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness." And if you presume to suggest that neither of these "silent marches" seems to have achieved its purpose, I shall remind you of the "sit-ins" initiated by Mortin Luther King. Had I as much money as you have, I should hire a plane Saturday night. It would be equipped for sky­writing. · And it would convey a message to all Houstonians orriving at Jones Hall in their Chryslers, Dodges or Plymouths. "To all of you, a most enjoy­able evening! St. Joseph Hospital for the Angeles! Bob Hope for the Birds! Yours for an increase of-'\lnderst'anding, A Gay Raman Catholic Priest PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS From All Over: Dear "Sir": "Bod Grommor AND Bod Toste" It hos been my experience, in the lo st ten years that I hove been associated with the "A Gcoup" (have you ever heard a so-coll ed member refer to their friends as that?), as well at B-Z groups, brought about by the fact that I'm a gay girl who actually LIKES DRESSING AND actually LIKES dressing and hos on IQ somewhat above that of a cretin, that the main criticism of my friends comes mainly from people who hove been excluded, for various reason, from certain parties. As one queen told me, "I wouldn't go, even if I hod been invited." Houston hos been praised by gay people from cities all over the United States for the freedom we hove os gay citizens, as well as the fact that the men and women, in certain circles, are friendly and can show up at .. necessary" functions. This pattern was started by the "A Group" and hos set a pattern which is unique, as for as I know, and certainly has mode life more pleasant for me. I "came out" ofter colleg11, ofter doting, and wearing cocktail clothes, etc-, and I certainly did not wont to stop feeling like a girl, even when I realized my preference_ If it hod not been for my invitations to parties (later imitated), my life would hove hod a void_ Lynn has been nothing buj kind and generous ta us, and the only "vindictive" diiplay I've keen if 11,at he might not want to invite certain people. I publicay want to thank Lynn for many marveous, entertaining moments, and I've never been "used" in any way - in fact, many times I felt it was the other way Cround. After reading the near slanderous column "The Star Chamber," written openly to slight some and praise others, it is amusing to me to hink that obviously the same person could ever, accuse others of "vendettas." It took an awfully small - man to write that column. ... I .. • I buy and read most iSsues of the 11nUntius," as it is usually spelled. I couldn't help responding to the incongruousness of these two selections. I might add, Lynn, that there is no better praise than imitation, and there has been no more imitated man, or group aroudd. Right on. Lynn - you're stili "heavonnnnnn." u-no-who (Note: Na matter haw this is printed, it was spelled right and grammatically correct to start with, which is less hhan I could say about "Requiem".) (Miss u-no-who's tendentious letter in oid of the A-Group'• meretricious couse hos been printed exactly as it arrived in The Muntiu• offices. It is pr_inted with the word "marvellous" misspelled as in the original, the poor typing, awkward syntax and .in-group neologism. Mow we trust Brown• Breckenridge will see this letter and behave her­self acco;dingly. Ed.) The Authar af "Mother Goose Tales" also replies: Yes swHtle, your letter may be well -aning, but it doesn't explain' maw•·• un1:allecl for ' bftch•eu, rudeness, and unfaimeu for which he never apologi &es. Dear Phil, Said I would let you know some information on the young kids and hustlers around Bell and Main. First, this is a team operation, similar to a well -organi-zed' cemporly with one/or severol older men leacling and instructing their wards 01 to their operative duties in the shalt•down racket. Most of the kids ore in their late teens and can one imagine the results of picking one up? Possible joil term but much mare than this legal black-moil - especially for the more secure person or someone holding o responsible job. Much worse, death in some cases which has happen­ed and lomilar to all. Maimed, mulcted, car stolen along with house-hold furnishings etc. If one must solicot these tricks, ask someone about them first, there is olwoys someone near that will know or find o.ut for you. The time hos been taken in secureing the automobile license numbers of the leaders of this crew of young men. If this practice of soliciting ond hustling in this area is not stopped, I think it would be a good idea to publish them in future papers. Comments: 1 - Beautiful article on our under staffed pol ice department. 2 - The G.L. Front is definitely (RED) (Have sources) - Stoy Out! 3 - Why not a more expanded article on drug use and the final results, using known person or persons, some being dead now - some that I know with oral confessions? Sincerely, (Name With held) we .are sick, etc. And we alone spotted the evil horror of what the military does to homosexuals, in or out of service. Too many homosexuals merely shrug their shoulders and order another drink, and then want our help when they get arrested, get f irecf, etc. So the homo­sexual needs education even more than the non­homosexual. No one has comf up with a way of doing this yet. The more people who try, the better we all are. So we wish you great success. Sincerely, William Edward Glover Dear Editor: We would like to express our thanks to all of our friends who have helped us through the d ifficult times we have had in getting the Kim Gate in shape. We would also like to welcome the new fr iends and patrons who hove joined us, and to invite everyone to come by the Kim Gate and see what we've got to (Your letter was well received and the stoff of the offer. Nuntius will work with you in ony way conditions for the homophile community.) Phil Frank, Editor .Nuntius 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 Dear Mr. Frank: to better Homosexual Information Center 3473½ Cahuenga Boulevard Hollywood, California 90028 It's all new to us and we know we've done some things wrong, some things r ight and we want to moke everyone welcome at the Kim Gate_ We es­pecially want to thank the kids at the Roaring 60's and La Boheme for their wonderful assistance. There are some wonderful kids at the Kim Gate, too: California's own "Hello Dolly," Miss Terry Thomas; our very own Latin Bombshell, J . J . Johnson; and our star of many faces, Miss Rainey. They all put on a terrific show and make for a delightful after­noon and evening. Come see them! Thanks aga in, Ray & Shirley The New Management Thank you for your letter of Jan. 15. We are happy to,----------------------, send you back issues of Tangents, and if you wish a copy of the Directory to review in your pages, let us know. We hope you wil I tell us more about your­self, Nuntius, and any organizations, etc., in Houston. What happened to the group that was there Premetheon Society and the other people that attended a NACHO Conference & then disappeared? Assuming you get the Advocate, you know the news of this area. We would sound negative since we have been around for over 18 years & spot frauds and merely wait around for them to prove us right. We have seen too many individuals and organizations come and go & too much exploitation to sound "nice," For instance, look at PRIDE, (from whence came the Advocate), look at several Gay Lib groups and leaders, such as Berkeley and Lee Lawrence & Gale Willington. (see issue in separate envelope) and know that they are no longer to be heard from. Look at Grapevine, Spartan, etc., which print one issue or two & disappear. Look at the people speak­ing for homosexuals, who are using fake names, no available address, but what kind of respect and understanding will such kooks and closet queens get for us? We alone use the ward homosexual, we olane are in the phone book to be faun~. We were working with Dr. Hooker before mast organizations weie ever thought of and before most gay libers were born, so we are qualified to speak for the IJ S Homosexual. We ore not impressed by such allies as the Black Panthers & underground papers which·· only use us ta make weird publicity. They never use our press releases, only those of nuts & people who ore not even gay, such as transvestites and transsexuals. We believe that we need people who ore willing to get a little knowledge, read o little books, do a little work first, and then claim to be leaders and experts in thi I field. Alpine County wos a succeuful put-on, but look at the nelly faggots who believed it, ore willing to run away & hide, etc. Look at the guilt ridden faggots who need a church of their own. There ore sick homosexuals, and bums who ore gay, etc. But we present the whole of homosexuality. And no one else hos, certainly not the people who make money proving 3 'r .I's of i!htlhts 3307 uftc ~ ~ 526-9368 ~ FREE DANCING FR~E · AHER ' HOURS WEEKDAYS 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m FRIDAYS & SATUROAYS I :00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m. I Free Beer Bust 5:30 Sundays Houston GLF Statement Of Purpose & Demands HOUSTON GAY LIBERATION FRONT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND DEMANDS WE, THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE HOUSTON GAY LIBERATION FRONT, DECLARE OURSELVES A POLITICAL GROUP. WE ARE LIBERATING OURSELVES FROM OPRESSION AND SUPPRESSION, BOTH THAT WHICH COMES FROM WITHIN OURSEL YES AND THAT WHICH COMES FROM OPPRESSIVE SOCIAL FORCES. WE ARE GAY. GETTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER. LOVING ONE ANOTHER. WE WILL BE FREE. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS WE REQUIRE: 1. THE RIGHT OF THE GAY TO BE FREE ANY­TIME, ANYPLACE. 2. THE RIGHT TO FREE PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGE AND MODIFICATION OF SEX UPON DEMAND. 3. THE RIGHT TO FREE DRESS AND ADORN­MENT. 4. THAT ALL MODES OF HUMAN SEXUAL SELF­EXPRESSION BETWEEN CONSENTING IN­DIVIDUALS DESERVE PROTECTION OF THE LAW AND SOCIAL SANCTION. 5. THE RIGHT OF EVERY CHILD TO DEVELOP IN A NON-SEXIST, NON-POSSESSIVE ATMO­SPHERE, WHICH IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL PEOPLE TO CREATE. 6. THAT A FREE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM PRE­SENT THE ENTIRE RANGE OF HUMAN SE~ UALITY, WITHOUT ADVOCATION OF ANY ONE FORM OR STYLE; THAT NO SEXIST RULES AND SEX-DETERMINED SKILLS BE FOSTERED BY THE SCHOOLS. 7 THAT LANGUAGE BE MODIFIED SO THAT NO GENDER TAKE PRIORITY. 8. THAT THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM BE RUN BY THE PEOPLE THROUGH PEOPLE'S COURTS. THAT ALL PERSONS BEING TRIED BE TRIED BY A REPRESENTATION OF THEIR PEER GROUP. 9. THAT GAYS BE REPRESENTED IN ALL GOV­ERNMENTAL AND COMM.UNITY iNSi lTUTIONS. lQ. T.1-:'.~,0~.;ANIZED RELIGIONS BE CONDEMNED FOR AIDING IN THE GONOCIDE OF GAY PEOPLE AND ENJOINED FROM TEACHING HATRED AND SUPERSTITION. 11. THAT PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOLOGY BE ENJOINED FROM ADVOCATING A PREFER­ENCE FOR ANY FORM OF SEXUALITY, AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THAT PREFERENCE BY SHOCK TREATMENT, BRAINWASHING, IMPRISONMENT, ETC. 12. THE ABOLITION OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY BECAUSE IT PERPETUATES THE FALSE CATEGORIES OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND 13. THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF AND REPARAT­IONS FOR GAY AND OTHER POLITICAL P RISONERS FROM PRISONS AND MENTAL INSTITUTIONS. THE SUPPORT BY GAY POL­ITICAL PRISONERS OF ALL OTHER POLI T­ICAL PRISONERS. 14. THAT GAYS DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES. 15. THAT ALL PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF SEX OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SHARE THE LABOR AND PRODUCTS OF SOCIETY. 16. THAT TECHNOLOGY BE USED TO LIBERATE A' 1. P EOPLE OF THE WORLD FROM DRUD­G RV 17. AN IMMEDIATE END TO MILITARY OPPRESSION Bf TH AT HOME AND ABROAD. 18. '>.I'< IMMEDIATE END TO ALL POLICE HAR­RASMENT AND BRUTALITY. LAW ENFORCE­Ml:- t-, T SHOULD BE SUBJECT ·TO THE WILL Ai'if"I C-ONTROL OF THE PEOPLE. 19. t J LL PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT OF Cf >-1 THE PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION. 20. 1 ~ Y, AN END TO DOMINATION OF ONE Fl ' BY ANOTHER. The Gay Guard After the first four items in this remarkably adoles­cent exhibition of faulty potty training, the intent of the Statement sinks into utter foolishness, o state of mind which seems peculiar to those who so pas­sionately embrace this sort of pseude-pol iticol activism. As with most of the highly anti-intellectual rubbish put forth by most so-called revol utionory groups to-day, the Statement of the Houston GLF is essentially the lunatic world-view of the naughty, the unproductive and the undisciplined. Sadly, o great deal of the content of this riduculous document could well be expressed in adult form and serve to aid the homophile community. As it is, it · However, the GLF suspends application of on es­sentially onarchi stic ideal when it suits them . Particularly in their goon-squad tactics and their cowardly, anonymous threats to destroy the property and businesses of their fellow gays who do not agree with them. This sort of thing damns them for just what they ore: Goy Nazis. SIXTY SECOND BONDING COMPANY "BAIL BONDS" ·~:1- _,. r , , 2305 S. SHEPHERD HOUSTON, TEXAS 528-1000 is the self-serving expression of o miniscule collect- --------------------­ion of social misfits and neurotics. Actually, a great deal of the demands mode in the GL F document ore in force, but no member of the little pack of cobolists who drew this meretricious document up seems to be concerned with hi storicol or present-day facts. Unfortunately, much of the Statement is contradictory and logically impossible. These people al so do not seem overly concerned with reality in apprehensible forms, if this preposterous syllabus of demands ond purposes is any evidence of their mental equipment. As for the humanitarian ideals casually thrown into the Statement: Who can disagree with them? They are hardly ideas sprung fresh-conceived from the fevered brains of the GLF group here in Houston, or those of their Block Pantheresque "Peoples Party II" accomplices. Self-appointed saviours have always been tiresome except to the paranoid. And the pol­it ical positions of some of the items in the State­ment ore just that: the political positions of what is called the New Left to-day. They ore essentially just a collection of half-baked ad hominum state­ments pretending ta o dialectical exposition. Worse they ore the resuusitoted Leftist political and econ­omic theories of the 19th Century ond hove been adequately proved false over the yeors in practical opp I icotion in every highly developed notion on Earth. The simplist intellects who espouse this discredited stuff hove never progressed beyond their oral-fi xation stages. Because they refuse to learn from man' s hi story, they ore condemned to re-live it. Fortunately for them they re side in a country whose lows permit the pub lic expos it ion of di verse politic al, economic and socia l idea s. In those countries where All Power To The People has becor,i, a terrible reali ty, this sort of anti-social behaviour would be quickly suppressed - • ond probably in one of those "People's Courts" the GLF so much admires. If the members of the Houston GLF would get their heads out of MAD comics, The Little Red Book and everything else which so obviously inspires them, and would read the history of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia ("All Power To The People" in both instances, dear brethern!), perhaps wisdom wou ld be given them. At least their abysmal ignorance of the world as it really 1s would be abated. Finaily the Houston GLF Statement impales ·tself upon the horns of o dilema: in its 20th Item, the GL.F calls for the end of "dom1not1on of one person by another." Just how that precious demand con be achieved given the human condition as t really 1s. 4 A View Of The GLF The Houston Goy L iberotion Front recently pub Ii shed and circulated o list of stotments entitled STATE­MENT OF PURPOSE AND DEMANDS. It listed grievences and proposels for change relating to the homosexuaJ in Houston; and, according to the Front, the world. As an individual I di sogree with o lot what was written on that piece of paper. I do not like the word DEMAND, I feel that today in our society militancy is more ignored than listened to; and the homosexual hos finally reached o level of tolerance that radical action could destroy; per­haps for a long time. The basic structure of o collective working for its sake demeans the individ­uality of its members; consequently, the ego and identity ore lost or given no recognition. If it seems like I hove token the outcome of o collective body to o extreme, remember that all of history teaches us that classless society hos no other alternative. All of this is to show that while the Front has the interest of the homosexual at heart its structure is Marxist and that in itself destroys all the good it hopes to accomplish. We ore not involved in o Bolshevic revolution where the people must become a collective to survive; we are instead striving for equal ity in sexua lity. The Front hos token upon itself the task of liberating all people: Blocks, Housewives, Political Di ssentor s, Mexican- Americ­on s, Indians, etc. I do not believe it is fair for t hi s group of people to coll themselves GAY when that is but o small port of their activi t ies. It seems absurd to me that they wi sh to support factions that hove expressed no concern for gay rights. It seems inconceivable to me that they de­mand all gays support the 'Peoples Revolution' when in fact there is no central revolution. The Blocks wont pol iticol power, the Chicanos wont better enviormental conditions, the drug addicts want free morphine, Agnew wonts Notional Unity; and I want o higher standard of living. Which of these is the valid revolution? And more important, by what standard? Indeed, I agree with o portion of the Front s p10t­form : that there be on end to di scriminot,on og01nst gays soley on the bos1s of their sexual ty I detest the church for its persecus1on of homosexuals. I wish to see the total halt of sexual labels on all -1 BAYOU CLUB people where those labels become deferents to their freedom. But I disagree with the destruction of the family, the church and the democratic system. I refuse to support on ial iotion of one viewpoint to please another. To all questions there are two side s; yet the Front condones action that is as closeminded and as isolationist as that which it seeks to change. I work, bui Id, create, and dream of what I want because I both want it and feel it is right for me. Not because the people around me want it or feel it is for their benefit. I am not a part of something greater, I am a single unit and my l imnis and goals are set by my personal drive and ambition; not by the collective. These rights are birthrights; and it is because of my love for my own I ife that I can not accept the anomonity of the collective. It is because the collective would deprive me this that I condemn it. You deem yourselves a representation of the homo• sexuals in Houston; yet you are very few in number. We are not brothers nar equals because your philos­ophy says I can not became greater ar more powerful than my brothers. If I attain power I am the supressor. If I attain wealth I am the capialist pig. I will nat let the collective decide my fate. Learn what individual co-exi stance means and I wi II accept you. Learn the importance af capitalism and money and ambition and I wi 11 fight for you. But try to de­prive me of my integrity and my ega and I wi 11 try to destroy yau. The Man Who Loves His Life The Search For Love LEE VINCENT, Ph.D. Many t imes, Man has probably stopped to think of the very reasons for his e xistence. He has probably committed to paper his goals, ambit ions, plans, and wishes, yet somehow he has seldom touched on the very necessities of living. Love! Oh, how often our writers, poets, and lovers, themselves, have expre ssed th is ephemeral qual ity in their own words, yet only touched on the peri­meter of the subj e ct. We are told that lo"'e is some­thing lavished upon us through childhood; and, it is something we cannot I ive wi thout. Ye t, today, there are some indi viduals who would price-tag th is quality which belongs equally to all men. They deny the right to love to other s, merely because their love objects differ. For in stance: a "normal" heterosexual man may love a woman, but creasingly difficult to believe, as more and more examples of this are brought to my attention, that we are actually living in the twenth century! The emotional ele ment wrought by pub lic ignorance of focts and prejudice a lways manages to creep in somewhere along the line. The most society can do at the present time, it seems, is to seek justification for the destruction of the individual man - the non• conformist. And, in doing th is, society quotes - and clings to - obsolete laws which were brought into being at o time when the Maid of Sal em was tr ied for witchc raft! Ah! We have some devout churcn-goers among us today! Yes, my fr iends, you may quote the Bible to dr ive home your point, just as long as I may quote likewise. We are taught in the Scriptures to love all th ing s which God c reated, and we - as the form of life whic, God gave the most intelligent and con­sciousness - should have learned the meaning of love and compassion. But we didn't, obviously. We interpreted the Sc ripture s - and took the basis of our laws from the Ten Commandl)'lents - without conside ring one's fe llow beings, and without differ­e nti a ting between the criminal and the weak or sick. We take the Ten Commandments - the very ba sis for our laws - and interpret them whichever way one so desires. Most people do, but I can see no othe r reason for the great number of lega l "ex­---------------- 1 perts" today! But, a s Emerson has said: (In this the homosexual is forbidden to love his, or her, own kind. How, exactly, does this love manifest itself, or differ? The heterosexu~I male attends soc ial gatheri ngs of one kind or another; usually meets - and courts - the g irl of his choice; eventual ly marrie s; settles down and raises a family, a l l with the bless ings of society and his family. On the other hand, the homosexual male cannot freely mingle with his own kind with s imilar in­tentions. This, our law enforcement offic ials cal l " soliciting" and, if on approach is made, 11lewd conduct." Even if this barrie r were to be overcome , the homosexual may want to settle down with his partner. This, in itself, presents enormous d ifficul• ties. He locates a house, or apartment which both can share, but this immediately entai Is a double life to deceive would-be intolerant bigots. From the outset then, the homosexual has many counts against him in the pursuit of his happiness. While both heterosexuals and homosexuals indulge in relationships of one kind or another, it is obvious that the outcome is not to be the same. The hetero­sexual's marriage, if it founders, is held together by the children, or at least, the married couple in· volved has a chance of reconciliation in the long drawn out divorce procedures. However, the lack of a common love abject - and the lack of legal unity - is the frequent cause of short-term homosexual "mar­riages." But, in both cases - hetero- and homo· sexual - the depth of love is solely dependent upon the individuals concerned. There is a second way in which the homosexual's love may manifest itself - and one which appears wholly acceptable to our modern society. I refer now to se veral of our more br il li ant authors, arti sts, physicians, and human itarians. Through the pressur­es brought upon them by society, (and by " society" I kindly refer to those among us who consider them­selves to Chri stian and perfect that they can judge the sins of others before rectifying their own) these individuals' love seeks an outlet. The se beautifu l painting s, great works, and fe ats of humanitarian endeavor ore, in themselves, expres sions of love. There is a very great man I think of most eve ry day. He ded icated his life to the service of mankind. He was accl a imed throughout the world for h is se lfless contribution to humanity. I wonder how many so­called "normal" people would continue to acclaim him as their hero, if I were to make them aware of hi s te ndenci es? Would they leorn tolerance? - or crucify him fo r some thing he cannot hel p? It is s a id that society creates its own problems. In the case of the homosexual, this is particularly true. One might a lso hastily add that society never likes to recognize a problem and thus, never tries to solve problems in a sane, logical manner: I find it in- 5 case: s ubsti tuted) " Society believe s that by moun•­ta ins of so-called fac t, it can c l imb into the Heaven of thought and t ruth . . " The lay-public is quick to seize upon the child' s sus ceptibility to sexual offender s, and uses this image as a fig urhead in its drive to eradicate ho­mosexua ls fro m the face of the earth; and those who take it upon themse lve s to speak for "public opin-· ion" s ay that the homosexual is a very dangerous, irrespon s ible person who molest s children, or cri minally assults them. By publishing such false statements repeatedly, attention is inevitably drawn from the real offender. If the homosexual were the type of person so describ­e d, I should imag ine that the larger percentage of them, including latent homosexua ls, who have father­ed children, would pack the d ivorce and c riminal courts to capacity! However, the educated people - the psych~logists, the physicians, and other high­placed authorities in the fie ld of jurisprudence and criminology - know t hat child molestation just Cont'd next poge ~C-~,IJ,..~,1..~,IJ,..---4~~= your hostesses Ricci & Rita BO.IBIII ••·s !PR I VATE! Cl.BB POOL - DANCING (memberships - MIXED DRINKS available) Open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm - 2am (Closed Mondays ) 230S S. SHEPHERD 528 9430 )1'(}11\11 GATlE ClLUlB DRAG SHOWS - Mon. & Fri. Happy Hour Daily 5 till 7 Mixed Drinks $55( - Beer $30( Wed. 8 -10 BEER 25<e KEG PARTY Sunday 7 to 9 $1. MIXED DRINKS $55<e 3807 FARNHAM MISS TERRY New Orleans: Play Now -Pay Later Plan! Mardi Gras is just around the bend and only a few costume stitches away. Here is a word of advice, stitch in time, to save you free-loving gays goins to New Orleans fram trouble. Wha I ikes trouble, es­pecially an holiday? Did you knaw that that City specializes in it? Here is haw the treacherous New Orleans play now, pay later plan works. It is pure and simple - - they want your money - - and following are listed some of the fiend[MI' ways they go abaut separating you from yo11 money and other things. The best protection for a gay in New Orleans is being not alone. The worst combination for trouble is going alone into a public tea room especially at the French Market, deportment stores (Maison Blanche most dangerous), movie houses, and bus stations. If you must go in those particular tea rooms, toke a witness with you to prove you are minding your own business. Frequently gays hove been arrested who are minding the ir awn business, and a s you can imagine, a few straights ore caught in that net too. Here is the usual action: A loner victim goes to tea room. A number is already stand· PRIVATE - MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABL r 528-8917 KIM GATE GI RLS MISS REMA MISS J.J. vestigated to determine his financial potential, $12,000. He is a Texan, but there may be larger job and social vulnerobi lity. If he is not a doctor, payolas of which we have not learned. The lowest his name is published in the paper. Charges may be payola in recent years was $1,200, not counting the that he was ploying with himself (public indecency little nobodys. or such), attempting a " crime against nature," or This rocket con be broken by organi zation of the doing a crime against nature. victims, securing badge numbers and proper precout­lf the loner is a little nobody drifter, he is asked to ions, public disclosure of offic ials, federal income leave town, and nothing happens. But, if he has a tax reports of blockmoi I etc. Most of the arrests are job to be lost, has a fortune, hos a profession, or mode in the aforementioned tea rooms: Avoid t hem is o doctor, he con fasten hi.s seat belts for a bumpy like the plague unless you hove a witness with you and expensive ride. School teache,. usually lose who can testify to the fact that you were nat engag­their jobs ofter the police call their principal but ed in any ill icit conduct. Do not toke up with get off with having to pay less money. Doctors and strangers on the street. Keep your auto doors locked heirs ore the plums of the vice squad fruit gather• when driving alone. Have sex only with people to ing. Doctors are acceptable by the banking com- whom you have been introduced. munity for personal loons against their future earn- New Orleans is continuing to earn its reputa t ion of ings. The New Orleans "vice" squad knows this being decadent. Isn't it on inversion thot the amo­ond prices their freedom accordingly. So the doctors teurs ore the victims of the professional low "en-­ore forced into tok ing loans. His name is not printed forcers?" You may have heard about some countries in the paper, and it would interfere with his practice where the police can't be trusted, and are the lost and license and prevent the loan to poy the vice persons to go to when you need help. Wel l, here it machine off. is, right in the good o ld U.S.A. New Orleans is in­Any resemblence to extortion and blackmail is teresting and colorfu l, and if you wi II bewo,9 • of the intended, not co-inc idental. The top payola th i s local inhumanit ies and illegal it ies prevailing, you paper hos learned d irectly from a vi c tim has been will be more likely to e njoy your visit there. ttUB BOl:bSOII For The Discrete Gentlemen ing there or walks in and stands next, get s e rect, and makes fl irtatious glances, and plays with him­s e lf. If the loner s hows the s lightest interest or hes ita tion, whether he touches the provocateur or not, badge is flashed, loner is a rrested and up comes a "bystander" duet teamwork vi ce operator witness. The loner has no witness to prove that he did not do anything, or if he did, that the vice operator in-itiated the sex play. If loner is not alone, no case 6 PM • 2 AM Weekdays tokes place. In cases where sex does take place, the operator frequently manages to have a climax before 4 PM -2 AM Sat & Sun fl ashing badge. These men are just as sick as their dis trict attorney. Also sick 1s the New Orleans 560} WEST LOVERS LA~E monopoly newspaper for not exposing the racket for 351-9521 more than 20 years. DALLAS, TEXAS After arrest the loner vict;m is questioned and / ~- L __________ _________ _____ _ _ ____ __________ ._ MR. TERRY "Miss Dallas" The Barbra Striesand of Review THE SUPREMES SUPERB " The only soul group in Dallas" RON SUE'S Everyone's Fun House "MR. DONNA" '•c 1tt Ora/ 8 ,t S-4 BEER - WINE - SET-UPS ,,,,,.,,~':.~. "MR. FERTILIZER" Mother of all Drag of Dallas ,. .. ,,, MR. DELLA RONNIE SUE "Carol Channing of Review" ft\O~IESI NIGH1 - weoNESD1'" 3236 McKinney - DALLAS 8 Porno Trial. end." While not exploining the obvious problem of o film which purportedly hod neither beginning nor end, Officer See did see a number of rears and fronts and considered them, in their homosexual context, to be " ... appealing to prurient interest." Officer See then defined that term to mean a "morbid" interest in sex, demoastroting at least his developed ability to read dictionories and to follow the in­structions of his superiors. He claimed to be gen­uinely disturbed by the subject matter of the films; however, defence counsel did not press the matter of its necessary appeal to his own supposed prurient interest as required by the law for conviction. Of course, Officer See's sworn testimony that he was a practising heterosexual was not challenged by defence counsel, either. Rather, defence counsel attempted to impeach Officer See's reliability as the State's one and only "expert" witness (no examples of the so-called obscene films could be introduced into evidence, it seems!) in that as an admitted heterosexual he could not possibly have realised a prurient interest in the films exhibited at the Mini Park Theatre. Judge Treadway disallowed this line of defence, ruling that Officer See was a reliable witness in the matter before the Court. The ramificat­ions of this in Officer See's awn life were not pursued further. ALL THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL both His Honour and the Prosecution made it abundantly clear that the central abjection in their minds was to the very idea of homosexuality itself, not just to the alleged obscenity of portraying in simulated fashion in a motion picture acts of homosexual lovemaking. In fact, although the Judge's charge to the jury was marked by a proper restraint of personal feelings about the case matter before them, the Prosecution th GALLEON :mo RICIIMOND AVENUE HOUSTON Les I~ M.C. indulged in a wonderful display of demogaguery, l=i::t:t::c::========================================= appealing entirely to the jury members' sexual fears REGARDLESS OF ANY DRAMATIC appeal ta en· also reminded the jury that they should be fearful and anxieties. The summation of Mr. Hinton stressed dangered public morality, to outraged public decency, of what the Press would surely write about them principally the vision of horror which insisted upon or to threatened public order made by the Prosecution if they failed in their duty to protect Western Civil-the spectre of homosexuals running rampant through in their handling of this case, the real damage was isation by finding for the defendant. the community, enticing innocent heterosexuals into done to the oft-violated First Amendment of the US NO REAL APPEAL WAS MADE to the realities of the darkness of the Mini Park Theatre for all manner Constitution and to the vastly law-abiding homo- the law, previous court decisions or other such of supposed naughtiness. Mr. Hinton adequately sexual community of Harris County (registered embarrassing legal impedimentia; but considerable demonstrated his own concern for such goings-on and voters, too!). It was not a coincidence that the appeal was made, frequently, to the "common sense" their effects upon the community to the jury. He was homosexual movies were chosen as the first case of the jury members in striking a blow for universal especially fearful of the dreadful vision conjured when equally tiresome trash of a heterosexual nature decency and against, actually, homosexuals. Utter by himself for the jury's considerotion of o previous can be found locolly in much greoter quontity. It heterosexuolity for all was the underlying cause, case in which the sight of the erect penis of a male was simply easier to appeal to the groundless but and it was obvious. The appro~ch of the Prosecution in si,;,ilar context was ruled (albeit overturned in de~pseated fears of homosexuality inculcated in the was inflamatory, and it worked. The jury bought the appeal) to be obscene. (Heaven forbid that Mr. average person within our society than to prove the the contention that all mankind waited with baited Hinton should now move to initiate prosecution of actuol legal case against all so-called pornography breath to see if they were to be saved from homo­every male above the age of puberty in Harris County - - all of which truly exists in the mind of the sexual assault. (Mr. Hinton, in a marvellously in­on the grounds they frequently exhibit an obscene beholder anyway. In the case of the films being ventive mood, created for the delectation of psycholo­article! However, when sexual anxiety emerges to offered at the Mini Park especially, clear and un- lists and even possibly biologists a hitherto uncon­submerge healthy sexual motives in human nature, mistokeable warnings as to their nature were given ceived sexual orientation: "tri•sexuol." We await, the mind is capable of all manner of mischief. One to the public. No one was coerced into seeing them. also with baited breath, to see just what further can only speculate at the marvels of prosecuting and if anyone was seduced into a life of homosex- developments into the murky world of human sex­every heterosexual for breaking the Texas sodomy uality after viewing them, serious questions arise uality Mr. Hinton will essay in future!) laws in Harris County alone if one accepts utterly about that person's real sexual orientation. You AS THE JURY WAS BEING invested with the charge the reasoning put forth by Mr_ Hinton during this just can't "change" a mature adult from hetero- in the case at hand, the courtroom itself was 0 trial. One doubts, however, that the District Attorney- sexual preference to homosexual preference over- sight 10 behold. It was O picture of relaxed judicial 's Office staff could stop sniggering long enough to night. To believe such fairy tales is to accept the decorum as all manner of folk wandered in and out adequately prepare the cases.) indictment that heterosexual life styles are so weak without regard to the proceedings, as loud noises APART FROM THE FLAGRANT weaknesses at as to permit of instantaneous conversion upon ex-law of the State's case against Mrs. Bryers (who po sure to homosexual forms. That will be the day. was admittedly a stalking-horse for the real evil- AS FOR THE CHARGE GIVEN to the jury by doers connected with the sale and/or exhibition of Judge Treadway, it was o not unusually long, sexually-oriented material found objectionable under obfuscated legal document, appropriately abstruse the landmark legal dictum of Common Sense In All to the 6 members (4 white men, one negro man and Things, as defined by Assi slant D. A. Hinton et one negro woman, al I alternately sombre-faced and alle), the major interest to the educated person in smirking embarrassedly during the proceedings). this trial was the seeming inability of some to cope Although properly delivered in dispassionate style rationally with the existence in nature of the homo- by His Honour and adequately stressing the im­sexual condition. The arguments concerning the portance of actual knowledge on the part of the harmfulness or lack thereof of pornography are defendant of the nature of the material at question, myriad, with the serious, scientific position being the histrionics of the Prosecuation fully obscured heovily weighted in favour of its relative harm· the meaning of the charge. The State's single ob­lessness for the adult viewer. (See the following jective was to convince the jury that a wave of article.) At best its interest to the mature adult, libidinous horrors would be unleashed upon the secure in his sexual adjustment, is limited and soon community if this vile, pernicious and corruptive begins to bore him. At worst, it is a source of re- homosexual material should be permitted to continue latively harmless titilation to the less well-adjusted in exhibition at the Mini Park, or anywhere else. personality, and far preferable in society to anti- They were visited with visions of our youth strug· social behaviour brought forth by sexual anxieties, gling to get into cinemas just to see what must such as that most populor crime of the maladjusted surely be some of the most tiresome trash yet to heterosexual, criminal sexual assault with rape. emerge from Hollywood and its ilk. The Prosecution 9 MEN LEAR,'\/ 1'0 H1': A "MODEL MAN" Fosh,on Modeling Photography Television Self Improvement NEW CLASS STARTS THIS MONTH CALL FOR INTERVIEW - CALL - 528-2652 412 WESTHEIMIEl-77006 Porno Trial... from the hallwoy in~rrupted frequently as the doors opened and closed, as the often slovenly manner of the odd entrants caught one's eye, and the incred ible sight of the clerk of the court, substituting for the regular clerk, popping his bubblegum added unwitt• ingly lo the Alice in Wonderland character of it all. When the Bailiff occasionally called for order in the courtroom, reminding the assembled observers that the Court was indeed in session, one was re-­minded of the old courtroom scenes of the Amos and Andy Show of days long gone. (As a matter of fact, the only occasion prompting a stern warning from the Bench during this trial was when an aged negro man attempted to place his ragged cop upon his head as he was le aving the Courtroom. Upon being advised that the old man was exhausted ofter 2 days without sleep, the Court overlooked th is breach of propriety. ) It sure ly must be the most informal courtroom in Horris Co unty! AFTER THE JURY HAD BEEN sent into re tirement to con sider t hei r ve rd ict, a cozy scene was enacted in the c a feteria of the County Court House: Judge Treadway, Officer See (the sworn ond admitted heterosexual), the Assist ant District Attorney Richard Hinton and various associates gathered over coffee, discussing the case. The general con­sensus of opinion was that the nightmare of smutty material was almost too ghostly to endure if the Jury were to find for the defendant. Doom would be im­menenl to mankind. And that a pattern, uniform detestation of homosexuality was demonstrated by the company, with considerable fear of the effect gay citizens hove on the community without Proper Treatment by those in authority. It was all very enl ighten ing . . .. Servicemen ... technique in which one man acts rough and tough and the other one sympathizes and tries lo "help" the v ictim. 5. WHAT CAN YOU DO IF AN INVESTIGATION BEGINS ON YOUR BASE? If you want to protect yourself or some other ser­viceman who is being investigated, get in touch with a homosexual civil rights group in your area and they will try lo gel a lawyer lo help you. There ore about 40 homosexual organizations in the United Stoles in c ities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Was h ington, Cinc innati, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Son Francisco, Denver and Seattle. Four large groups ore the Mottochine Society of New York the Mottochine Society of Washington (D. C.), the Phoenix Society of Kansas City, and the Society for Ind iv idual Rights of Son Francisco. The long dis­tance operator wi II give you the ·telephone number of these organizations. 6. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF QUESTIONED' Remain s ilent and ask for a lawyer. You hove a legal r ight to refuse to answer any questions. You may ask for a mil itory lawyer to defend you or for a ci vilian lawyer. However, not any civilian lawyer wil i do .. He should be familiar with military low and ~ ffloon ~A the NEW ADULT LIBRARY ( formerly Westheimer News) NO· 4 1536 Westheimer be willing ond able to handle your case effectively. Probably over 90% of men convict themselves through confessions when the authorities do not hove suffic­ient evidenc~ for a case. There is no need for you to do the prosecutor's work for him. Remember that the investigators do not hove your best interests at heart. Beware their friendly advice. After a confes­s ion is signed there is little o lawyer can do to help you. 7. WHY, THEN DO MEN CONFESS AND NAME OTHERS? Because most people are used to answering quest­ions when they ore asked them. Because a refusal to answer would seem to be on admission of guilt in itself. Because men ore ashamed of their sexual pre­ferences instead of being self-respecting .. Because they lack the moral courage and stamina to stand up under great pressure. Because they believe false threats or false promises. When it comes to incriminating others the chief dif­ficulty is that Ame- ico's homosexual community hos not yet developed a sense of solidarity and of mut­ual responsibility. But you should remember that about 40% of all servicemen hove engaged in homo­sexual acts for which they might be discharged and that, according to the best stoli sties we hove, about 10% of them ore predominantly homosexual in their sexual orientation. For this reason alone, the policy of excluding homosexuals from the services is totally unenforceable. Moreover, if ii could be effectively enforced it would reduce the notion's military stren• gth so drastically that ii would hove to be dropped. 8. WHAT REASONS DO THE SERVICES GIVE FOR EXCLUDING HOMOSEXUALS? ness. Psychiatric opinion is divided on the subject, but the sickness theory is now strongly challenged as merely a modern rationalization of ancient moral and religious prejudices. (c) Any minority group - - Catholics, Masons, Jews, Negroes, Rotarians, etc. may form c liques. The thing to do is to break up the clique, not to exclude the minority from service. (d) The American Low Institute favors dropping the laws against homosexual relations between con­senting adults in private. One state ( Illinois ) hos already mode this change. American rel igious groups ore now beginning to support law reform and some ore now seriously questioning the view that homo­sexual conduct is immoral. (e) Undoubtedly there ore a few men who ore upset by the presence of homosexuals just as others ore upset by Negroes or Jews. But it is al least arguable that homo­sexuality (like heterosexuality) may on balance contribute positively to mil itory morale. Finally, homosexuality is on offence against discipline only because military regulations make it one. THIS IS ALSO A CIVIL RIGHTS PROBLEM MILITARY POLICY MUST BE CHANGED! America's 40 million homosexuals form one of the notion1 s largest minorities. To condemn this group to prison, to harass it through questionable police tactics, and to exclude ii from public employment is foolish and inequitable. As for as military per­formance goes, statistics show that over 98% of homosexuals serve without difficulties on the score of their sexual preferences. Many hove served with distinction. Present military policy is ill-advised, unenforceable, unjust, and discriminatory, and should be changed. Witch hunts should be slopped immediately, and anonymous or malicious accusa­tions against servicemen or women ignored. As in civilian life, lows against homosexual relations between consenting adults in private should be re­garded as dead letters until they ore repealed. Only in those rare instances where force or coercion is used should homosexual conduct be a matter of concern for mi I itory authorities. It is frequently claimed that (a} homosexuals ore security risks because they ore subject lo black­mail, (b) homosexuality is the manifestation of a severe personality defect, (c) homosexuals form cliques, (d) homosexuals are criminal and immoral persons who contaminate others and discredit the service, or (e) homosexuals impair military morale and discipline. However these arguments do not hold water, as a moment's reflection will show. (a} First, it is the service regulations themselves which creole the major bl ackmoi I problem. Without them, unmarried homosexuals would be less vulnerable to blackmail on sexual grounds than married hetero­sexuals. (b) The preponderant opinion among biolog­ists, anthropologists, sociologists, and clinical pyscholog i sis is that homosexuality is not a sick- P ublication of the name or photograph of any person or organization 1n articles or advert1s 1n9 in The NUNT IUS 1s not to be construed as any md1cot10n of t!--e sexval or1entat1on of such person or orgon1zat1on. ANTHONY'S COIN-0-MA TIC I Cigarette Machines - ~ ' Pool Tables - I .I I Pin Ball Machines Juke Boxes ~ - Candy Machines Movie Arcade MACHINES 24 HOUR RADIO DISPATCHED SERVICE 521-0600 10 • ---::: : : ' I Ii [1 ,, JIM WOODS BARBER SHOP Religion For Gays THE NUNTIUS has had a number of telephone calls, letters and personal requests for any possible in­formation concerning religious assistance or counsel­ling available to Houston's gay community. Accord­ingly, THE NUNTIUS has met with some religious leaders and we will be most happy to refer anyone contacting us to them. There are probably some 200,000 gay people in metropolitan Houston and probably mo st of them have been brought up or are being brought up in a religious training. Most of them will surely suffer the unpleasantness usually vi sited upon the homo­sexual by the various churches during their lives, either directly or indirectly. Most of them will also probably continue to recognise a profound need in their lives for religious expression, regardless of the rejection by their churches. Palace Club Statement Is it possible to express myself to a small degree on personal associationf of friends in the private club business? It is indeed a saddening experience when animosity grows to the extent of clubs trying to hurt each other privately or in viscious courtroom proceedures. It seems mutual respect for each other is a gift of God nowadays. I state my own opinion: and why not? I have seen a situation grow whereby three indict­ments have been issued to appear in court for the burning and destruction of Gay private clubs in Houston. I've de"eloped a personal association with the abovementioned people. Of my concern they contain in themselves mutual respect towards them­selves and their fellow man. To the recourse of these words, Why indictments? It matters to the extreme that testimony which is Gn rnE HfSl MUMTIUS PUBLISHED MONTHLY HOUSTON, TEXAS Editor - Phil Frank .. . Assistant Editor - Paul d' Arey Advertising - Tim James Production - Marian Smoots 46 15 MT. VERMOM HOUSTON, TEXAS 77006 524-5612 ~- Fortunately, a number of churches are slowly, halt­ingly beginning to understand the fuller meaning of the injunction to Love Thy Brother. More and more priests and ministers and rabbis are not so quick to consider the homosexual as damned in the sight of a heterosexual God. It is to these enlighted ·min­isters of God alone that THE NUNTIUS will refer anyone honestly seeking religious assistance or counselling. being countercharged, and liable as perjury, brought._ ____________________ __. There are some Romon Catholic and Anglican (Episcopalian) priests here who are most sincerely interested in ministering to the gay community. Among the Protestants there is now a group here who are interested in forming a branch of the Metropolitan Community Church if enough gays can be found to support it. Although THE NUNTIUS has of this time not had any contact with any Jewish rabbis, should they contact us we shall be glad to refer gays of the Jewish faith to them if they are sincerely interested in helping the Jewish gay person. All enquiries should be addressed to THE NUNTIUS or telephoned to us. THE NUNTIUS will treat all enquiries as confidential communications when requested. 1000 EMBOSSED BUSINESS CARDS $8.00 4615 Mt. Vernon 524-5612 these indictments about. A fellow bar owner, who will shortly be in court for nonpayment of debts to The Palace Club in excess of $3,000.00 testified detrimentally to authorities in Houston. And ex­partner in Doll as club operations, who al so has debts to The Palace Club, in excess of $1,000.00, for non-payment of a personal loan, testified deteri­mentally to authorities in Houston. Insurance companies listen avidly to testimony of these people, they have to, especially if it's detri-mental to whom the insurance company is liable. Defamation of character? I think so. Perjury? Who knows? One can only see from courtroom decisions. I warmly treasure good friends, but not to the aspect of seeing animosity trow to this extent. As far as I am concerned, The Palace Club stands for the good of Houston. It was rebuilt in Houston for the good of its people and stands as a comp I iment to the Gay Community for anyone on Earth to en joy. To put forth effort to better oneself first and/ or an establishment secondly, is what my ideals of mutual respect for one another in description would be. I very much appreciate the opportunity to express myself. Ron Moman t~ ... ENTBEE ••• 1322 WfSrnf 1mm PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE REFINISHING Painted and Stencil Fancy Decoration of CHAIRS, TABLES, ETC. City Art Studio 524-5612 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO BLAME FOR PORNOGRAPHY EXPLOSION by BENITA HART America', .. 1gion1 and cultural leacl- - • .. ....., ....... the wllcl ...,_,.. pity CraH that lo -Mping the aHlntry. lly r.mllly puttin9 clewn the......,.. ,.....,., natuNII •nd healthy int_, In MXY literature they have unwittlngly -necl • oloW..rln1, Mx-otan,ecl, filtl>­Cl'DVffll men1ter that hft finally brolcen ;:'J,i~~ ;:x. •nd IOft• after the lon1 America's Unnatural Obsession With Sex Will We Ever Grow Up? pretty amasiq by the standard, of 10 or 15 year■ a,o. Those standards have changed markedly as one court battle after another has seen the enemies of censor• ship knock down old rulings restricting the sexual content of material which could be sold to the public. At one time the courts con­sidered themselves guardians of public morality. They felt an obligation to protect the weakest and moat vulnerable members of society from their own ba.ser impulses and d&­sires, which might be awak­ened by pornographic liter• ture. And it's no surprise to the sex experta. A.a p&ycholo«ista Ora. Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhau,en, wh01e book ••Pornocrapby and the Law" ia considered a claaaic ~~:1~;1fie~~/oi:~i~~:1 •~~: rorced bf IOcial preuure, to "'deny and falaity life", and to .. exclude, minimize and di1tort the 1exual elementa" la it, pornoeraphy, H part of a "ba1ic rebellion .. ain,t the 1oclal 1uppreHion" ia the inevitable reeult. Nowhere can that be seen more clearly than in the book industry where nakedness and sex are bifC business- and the offerin1ts from the smut ped­dlers 1tet filthier every week. What used to come in plain brown wrappers-books with titles like "Going All the Way", "The Sensuous Wom• an", and "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex"-today are not only openly displayed on the shelves of e"'ery bookstore, but are runaway best sellers. Bookstore employes, most.­ly women. take a very toler­ant attitude toward what one obser\'er called their "traffick­ing in trash". They figure if of thine, so it'• none of my buaine.a." One of her clerks shrugs and adds. "People are very interested in read.ins that type of book ... The awing to a wide-open and unashamed interest in sex on the part of so many Americans puzzles many of us. Yet e:iperts like the Kron­hausens find it a perfectly natural development in view of our long-standing tradition of Puritanism and sexual prudishness. "Every society gets the pornography it deserves," ••Y the Kron.hau1ens. "If much of what meets the eye on the American market of • hard-core obscenity' is worthless and offensive, we may look for the causes of this in our censorial, sex­suppressive attitudes.•• America's pornography is pretty strong stuff. The worst of it is distributed by a na­tionwide network of "adult" bookshops (most of which charge $1.00 just to come in and look around}. Their offer­ings amaze the unsophisti­cated: picture books of naked men, naked women, naked boys, naked blacks. naked Respedable Bookstores Are Forced To Sell Smut Or Go Out Of Business the public want!\ smut. it's ·not the bookseller's business to get holier-than-thou about it. They're there to sell books -and that's what they do. The attitude or Faith Par­rish, assistant manager or a Phoenix, Arizona. bookstore, is fairly typical. "There are books over there on that fiction table by weU-known authors that are so filthy they make me sick to my stomach," she says, "but they are put out by a good publisher, they are done by a S«>-called well­known author and that sort whites, naked people alone, naked people all together, naked people doing what comes naturally. naked peo, pie doinJ!: what comes unnatu­rally. J.K. de Groot, a staff writer and sex in\'estigator for the Miami Herald recently wrote an article on the subject and said "nakedness is an adult thing"-which is why adult bookstores carry signs on the doors which read ·'You must be 21 to enter." During his investigations de Groot discovered books on nakedness and sex ranging in price from $3 to $25. They included adult novels about wife-swapping, lesbianism, homosexuality, perverse sex practices, sex with animals, sex with machines, motorcv­cle gang sex, and "pseudo, manuals on how to do it, completely illustrated.'' Most of the bookstores he checked out also sold kinky adult items like whips, cos­tumes, plastic genitals, pills to awaken sex desire, and top­leas shoeshines ($2.00). Lef{itimate bookstores don't go in for whips and other way­out items-but their counters still reflect America's obse. sion with sex. Consider these fiction and nonfiction best sellen: answers to a lot of sU'aigbt queationa. Example: 'What is frigidity?' 'Frigidity is the word uaed to de1eribe impaired sexual feelinc in women ..• and was probably coined by a man.' and 'What do bomose:r.uala really do with each other?' 'An al­most unbelievable variety of ingeniou.1 things.' " Also according to Look, Dr. Reuben's book contains a lot of things some people .. would juat as soon not know" but Look admits "it is ■till fun to read.h The rule of thumb wu-if it will warp a younc and impressionable, or 1ick and unstable mind, it 1hould not be 10Jd, especially it it did.n't cost much. "Even ex_penai ve, hardcover novels had to include what the courts had termed "re­deeming social content" if "Myra Breclr.inrid1e" is the story of a man who under- ~~d the:;;::.~~~~~:~ woman, one of the bawdiest liv•~Tt:rr:~~ic&~~!~,•• is a 331-page ezcursion into sex that includes one smutty dream and 18 explicitly sex­ual acts, an average of Boolcs Are So Sexy Some Stores Charge Admission To Just Browse Around roughly one every 18 pages. On a different plane alto- "The Senauou1 Woman" gether are certain newspapers promises to teach the reader which cater to weird sex appe­how to turn her body "into an t1tes. There 1s, for example, erotic instrument" and come Candid Press, which bills ,t­to climax "u many as thirty,, selT as "America's largest sell- ~l~J:s:0a::/v~~~~~"th~~!~ ~~~:m~eer:!,~ ·n~t::: "explicit step-ty-step instruo- about cashing in on the sex tions for performing the moat boom. Its columns-"Dirty popular sex acts" (like ma&- Books in Review" and "Sex turbation, anal sex and or- Offenses (Selected at random gies). from police files around the "Portnoy'• Complaint" is world)" - and articles. "The a long rambling probe into Etiquette of Removing Mila­the tortured mind of a man dy's Underpants", "Oing­who is hung up on masturb• Dong Dwarf-the Story or a tion as a means to sexual Sex-Crazed Music Teacher", gratification. "Nautical Nookie!" can only Biggest of the big sexual be read, as its editors frankly blockbusters is "Everythinc suggest, "for cheap thrills". You Always Wanted to Other cheap thrills can be Know About Sez-But Were found in papers like "Justice" Afraid to A1k". It has sold (aimed at people who get nearly half-a-million hard- their sex kicks from spanking, cover copies at $6.95 each, flogging, humiliation, and and was written by a 36-year- slavery) and "Screw" which old psychiatrist, Or. David specializes in bringing its Reuben, who also turns a nice readers full-front views of profit ($Ql an hour minimum males in various sexual pos­to $125 maximum) on hts tures. busy San Diego practice. In the magazine field According to Dr. Reuben, there are, aa always, the all the people who buy his girly books which go further book are looking for som~ with nakedneas and sex thing they never got from than ever before. There are their parent.a. other sex books. also the more sophisticated or the kind of erotic material and intelleclually prete• one picks up in adult book- tious ma1uine1 like Play. stores. boy which brin& sex to their zi!~co~~W:u~n ~~ !!1.8f!i :=!-:,b1~.:X!;!!:1~! of atrai1ht (and funny) way-hut which are still 12 they expected to pass the po­lice censor's grim scrutiny. Gradually. however, court rulinca reflected. another idea: that if a elven novel, new1paper, maculne, etc. renected-aa tbe Supreme Court put it-"contempo­rary community ■tandardl" as seen by the "average per■on" then it was not obecene. Apparently thutking along the same lines, the American Law Institute, a body of judges and lawym which ~:;;::t~on~tsf~~ r!~ati~:k~~J bringing the law up to date, arrived at a similar conclusion as to what constitutes pornog­raphy, and baaed its J)06ition on,}~~~~c:. f~~;ti:J: the ~i:i!:\:,!:ri~ 0t".:!~~1H:~ inc forcea: aexual drives, aezual curiosity on the one band and universal repre. sion of that on the other hand. Thi.I creates a certain aenae of shame, of embu,. raument, or wronpeu that aesual Upects of our life involve; and people who want to make a livinc by •rubbinc that sore• we ■ay are out of bounds.•• Such opinions, coming from the most respected legal think.en in the country helped create an anything- goes attitude amona writen and publishers. The result was a flood of obscene and near­obscene written material which got freer and wilder every day. ch!;~!r 10 c~nnt~i~n a 0 ~~ir~, argument or indicated that the reader could learn a leaaon about life from the book, the old "redeeming social con­tent" standard was met. And u more and mor .. blatantly erotic materl&. with thell' little moral leo­tures slipped past the ce~ son, more and more Ame~ cana got used to the idea that hitherto forbidden things were fit subject for the book racks and news­stands. So in the natural course of things, community standards changed-as a direct result of the increasing availability of pornographic books and ma,­azines. The smut merchant• couldn't have been happier -aDd it wu impouible for them to loH. It wa1 only a matter of time before their offerinc• became .. respecta­ble". Who buys pornography? If you figure the people who put out their hard-earned cash for erotic boob, newspapers, and magazin~ are sick, sick, sick - you've got a surprise coming. Every scientific inquiry into the subject baa come up with this picture of the thpical t:r:-::i1:~c:::ied ~!!.: ried male ia hi• 30• or ,os. who is above avera1e in High-Income College Grads Are The Nation's Biggest Buyers Of Pornography both income and social posi­tion. Sex experts say men buy pornography to masturbate by or to arouse them to per­formance with a partner. Dr. Eberhard Kronhauaen refers to pornography as "psycho­logical aphrodisiacs" which is probably as good a label as any. The point being that the purpose of dirty books is usually sexual stimulation. AB p,ublisher J.W. Erlich says: 'It i• not true that nice peo- · pie don't react physiologi­cally to pornography. The truth is they do. Pornogra­phy atimulatee ■ez feeliqa in perfectly normal healthy people.'' Moet of the experts from Dr. Kinsey on down have claimed that women are not usually stimulated by erotic material. Kinsey found ·that 77 percent of males are sex­ually aroused by nude photos, sexual descriptions, etc. but Only 32 percent of his female subjects reacted the same way. Dr. Joyce Brothen,, the well­. lr.nown psychologist and coun­sel «, believes that .. feminine di1taate for pornography ia not simple prudilhnen" but a result of. the fact that m01t women just aren't aroused by visual erotica, at least not in our society. D;.'~~~h~!~ •~=•~'o:Ct! physical contact betore they become se:r.ually arouaed. They also want to 1urround themselves with some el• ment of my1tery and romance. They wish to be courted. before the act and adored after it." Yet not all the ex.pert& agree. Some people insist that women can be aroused by pie> tures and the written word­and they're betting their in­vestment dollar, on it. A magazine that has com­mitted itself to a belief in the basic sexuality of women is Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan started out around the turn of ~~~;:~t:;',~in: a~i':!~fi tained that image for decades. Its old-time readers would undoubf,edly be shocked were they to pick the magazine off the stands today. Editor Helen Gurley Brown (who helped kick off the sex craze 1everal yean ago with a best-selliPK book titled .. Se:r. and the Sia1ie Girl") be­lieves that modern young women are every bit as inter­ested in sex u men. and she's fashioned· a slick new sexy version of Coamopolitan to fit he• theory. The maJazine has carried such articles as "Ma1ical Love Exercite■", "Se:r.ual r.:~~~l!i.1"~.M"T..:: Need to Know About Prec­nancy and Abortion" and 11Would. You Rather Be Hia Wife Or Hi1 Mi1treu?" C01mopolitan hardly quali-f:~:: d-~;~eat~r i!nis :~~ tainly unuauaf in its -.ex-i• run and let'•have-lota-more­otit approach to.female read- •"· It is certainly not surprisin« that even respectable m.aia­zines and dignified book pu~ lishers are getting in on the sex craze. Public opinion is moving so rapidly in the direction of permisaiveness that even the government is bending. On Septembe• 30. 1970, tbe Federal Commiuion on Ob­scenity and Pornography pu~ lisbed what critic Stanley Kauffman termed "a revolu­tionary document", the cen­tral statement of. which read: ..Tbe com.mi.uion recm. mends that federal, state and local lecllllatloa prohil> !tine the Kie, exhibition er di1tribution of sexual ma­teriala to co111e11tlac ada!to 1hould he~-" Said Kauffman: 11No one ·i■ Ilia ri1llt mind would bave predicted H recently aa t 960 that a federal com­miulon would make Rell a recommendation oab 10 year,iater." Of course, the comm_i.uion's report is not law, and may never become law, but it is certainly a atrong indication of the direction Americana are goin,- aexually. Many aocial critics call it • healthy development. They believe that once the puritan­ical wrappings are thrown off for good, Americans,. like most Europeans, will be, in the long run, leat escited by naked bodies, will purchaae fewer pornographic books and ~ictures, attend fewer au =~~a~~ :l~~~e:-.. ~1:!~ all, a perfectly natural act. Such a development may lead to more love and leH 1e:r. la our relationahlpe with each other. If It real~ doe, work out that way, ••t of UI coaJd only appia•d. NEXT WIEK'S INSTAU.. MENT of America's Unna­tural Obseui.., With Sex telh about the weird culll and club, that a .. 1prlftl• i"I up •II ove• the cau,.. try to give voice to the nation's new form of Mxual expNNion. It will deal with witchcraft, Playboy Club,, wife­ow• ppin1 club, •nd hip-pie a,.i.o The homosexual clergyman If he is honest with his 'straight' congregation, will he be found acceptable - or told to 'get lost'? B1 LEITE1I KINSOLVINO Homosexuality ts "comlnc out" (out In the open, that ii) In the fteld of rellcton, A new denomination especially for homote­xuals WU plonetttd In Loi Ancelet by a ho­rnoaexual cJeri:yman ol the United O.urch of Christ, and bu since then been established In major cities throushout the Unltf/d States. An increuing number ot clerp (both homo­aexual and beteroeemal) are olfldatlq at -"ma-rrtqes•• ol both male ond femal< homo- 'lbls has evoktd the expr"Hled CODotm of the Vatican's daily newapaper L'ClatrvatON Romano. In an artide entitled "Marrlqet A.gahm Nature," thi!oloclan Clno Concettl conceded that "authorities may crant author-­lzadon aoontr or later." But, he added, "Nel• ther scientific nor juridical progress wlll be able to modify the nature of thin.p, chanctnt the establishment of marriage, wtilch has u two protqonlsts two people or a dlfterent sex." On the other hand, a Catholic teacher In England, Sebastian Helmore, has auuested a brtet religious servk:e for blesslnc the vowa or -.ua1s, ''Do you (name) cive yOUnt1t wholly to (name), reserving for him (her) alone all your love, u Iona u he (she) shall ask for It!" To whkh they reply by recltinc the follow• Inc: "I vow to you that I shall ever love yo11 alone, that I shall ever remain faithful to you and that never abandonina: you I aba1l remain by you In all circumstances ln which it shall p&eue God to place 111." N. Cambridge Uni""nfty, J.nrllcan theo­loctan Norman Pittenger 1w proposed a code ot ethical mnduct for holJlOllt:I.Uall: 1) Never try to leduce or coerce an unwillln& per90r1 - fflOlt especially a younger person. 2) Try to oonflne any IUCh ~ activity to a love relationship. rather than u a means to .,exua1 rratlftcadon. 3) Never en,aa:e in acts dis­tasteful to the other penon. Dr Pittenger also urges the homoeexual "not to permit his condition and drive to alienate him from help he can receive from partictpatlon in the life of any religious com­munity." Such advice bu been taken .seriously In the establishment of a Gay Student Union at one of America'• leadina: theological .eminarles, century.old Pacific School of ReliJion in Ber­keley, Callt. "We have "ftO reason to believe that Jesus was 'stnJ.cht,' " conlends the Union's co­founder, ,radu&te student Nlcholu Benton, "'Two of the r,eatest love atonH In the Bible concern D&vtd and Jonathan and Jesus and John. Belldet, the Bible aDoWI tor both homo­aexuall and~: it says 'Be fnutful --multiply'!" Al 1n open meetln( to dl9cual tho IIUhject (whkb...,._olthowieotcn>wdllntho recent history ot tht interdenominational sem­inary), Benmn afflnned that "homolexuallty ls rampant amon, m!nisten and l!minarlans ... tt jUIC boat.a the mind to lmqlne what would become ot tbt O.urdl, even. ChNt1an theology. u all homooexually-ori<oted d"I)' were to cut ott their repreakms and become IUU&lly free!" 1be Rev Dr Robert ntch, professor of Chrillian ethics, responded that "oomoaemal· lty can fit into a lot ot lnstttutlons, but the parish min.lt:try la not one of them. I recall the havoc created by a bomoeexual dlaplain aboard a World Warn troopshtp." Dr Fitch 11,o cited '"clullcll Ath<N. ID In• trinslca.lly homoeexual IOdety; flowhert has the position of 'NOmen been 10 low." H• went on to mention the observations of New York 13 Thnea drama crtticl Taimman, Kerr anti Kauffman, tn their bavlnr noted "the bomoee­xua1 ..-o1 the Amer!clft -tr1.'" '"Since bom......Uty doel DOI rei,,oduce tt. aelf," concluded Dr Fttdl, "It must recruit." "We tlcm't recruit," rebutted ProlMIOI' James Soml1I ol ...rt,y Starr-Kini Uoltarlan aem1nary (who ldffltlfted himleU u "a cUm­cal psycholoclot ond I proctldnr - X1W'". "'Stralpt ('IYI UI I dJ'lc In bed!" HQ.ft"lff borrtf)GlC' to IOlne c:bw'dl mern­- .. """p,mllc --tloo xuallty within rana o1 cl«v or oeoml -lnarllm, such candor can provide OM dlltlnct beneftt For just u the srowma number ot homo.e­xual """"'" .... would , ... betroyod It their pastor concealed bla haleroeexuallty (and. oace Installed u putor, bepn denounc­ing homooexuallty from ... pulpit), .. '"snl&bt" co,,gngatlonl - llmUar hon­esty fN>m uy cler(ym.ln Uley c:omlder reWn­lng u putor. Not all stn.t,ht conpptlons would auto­matically dilquallly I -..a1 clersYnwl­For in such an booelt rtlationlhtp, there would appear to be no more reuon why a homo,exual c!e,zyman would by to leduol thao-d•c:lercmanwl>ollhet,rooeXU&l. Su-~ I I i I I I l Homophile Couple Jack Baker & school just outside Chicago. There, Baker had fleet- THE o THE Rj) ong homosexual experiences. In college, he inter-rupted his studies to serve four years in the Air X Force and received a degree in industrial engineer• I.) LA (., E ing from the University of Oklahoma; later he got a -' m~sters_ in ~usiness admimstration from Oklohoma t> L, L, I'_"'· I'' 1:.s l;'I' l: t>s. City Un1vers1ty. > r., , .. ., \ tt . , " • " • Ml.chael M-"-nnell "The only thing 0 homosexual owes his family is (.,'-AJ lo keep them from learning the truth via the grope· vine, through gossip," says Baker. "I have lived Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, both 28, are this life secretly for 15 years, and I'm tired of being homosexuals. They shore a flat with another male a hypocrite, On Thanksgiving Day, 1969, I assembl­couple in a shabby Minneapolis neighborhood near ed my eight living brothers and sisters and told them. the University of Minnesota, where Bakeriso second- My eldest brother took it badly - he said he never year law student. "As for as Jack ond I are con- wanted me in his house ogain - but thank God I cerned," soys McConnell, "our relationship is just told them. You have an obligation to live life as you like being married." see fit." Sex researchers are beginning to realize that homo­sexual behavior can be as varied os heterosexual conduct. Not all homosexual life is a series of one­night stands in bathouses, public toilets or gay bars (those queer, mirror images of the swinging-singles straight scene). Some homosexuals - a minority - live together in stable, often long-lasting relation­ships, like Baker's and McConnell's. "We met at a 'barn party' at the University of Okla­homa where I was a student," soya McConnell. "In June 1968, we moved in together." McConnell comes from Norman, home of the University oJ- Okalhomo. His father is a barber there. McConnell had declared himself o homosexual at 19, "although I knew for years before exactly what I was." A pharmacy stu­dent for four years, he switched to the library school because of his first lover, a librarian with whom he had lived for five years. McConnell now has a masters in I ibrary science. "My mother couldn't care less what I am," saye McConnell, "She has another son, three daughters ond nine grandchildren. She tells me: 'You're our son and we love you. We only hope you'll be happy.' My parents kiss and hub Jack like they da me." Baker experienced a more difficult life. He was the youngest of ten children; his mother died when he was five, and his father, a year later. He grew up with a brother and two sisters in a Catholic boarding FANTASTIC PENIS ENLARGER Proven By Tests To Increase The Size And Definitely Increase The Sensitivity 0 I-~. Of The Penis A Miracle in Erection and Growth!!! Nature's oldest problem solved on the spot. Immediate erection problems corrected. Not a gim­mick' . . thousands of satisfied men all ages. Erection and enlargement results obtainable the first time used. Must be seen and tried. Growth with extended use. Hailed as man's finest gift. ORDER NOW... NO C.O.D.'S . .. MONEY ORDER SEND TD, ECOM, INC., P. 0. BOX 13115, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77019. PLEASE RUSH ME PREPAID AT SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY Baker's strong feelings brought him notoriety and some grief. Li:st year, after moving to Minneapolis to go to law school on the GI Bill, he got the idea of applying with McConnell for a marriage I icense. This, he says, was no grotesque form of exhibition­ism. "Straight and gay people both ask us why we can't live together quietly and not cause trouble," says Baker. "The answer is simple: we want equal rights - whatever heterosexuals hove, we wont too." Baker notes that married people get a tax break and the extra protection of law in matters of inheritance and property. He says: "If I'm going to pay taxes, I want the same benefits." At present, homosexual marriages ore not recognized anywhere, although some marriage ceremonies are said to have been performed. In Minneapolis, the Hennepin County attorney said that a marriage license shouldn't be issued to the pair because this would "result in an undermining and destruction of the entire legal concept of our lomi ly structure in all areas of law." A county judge backed the decis­ion, but Baker is appealing, "all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary." The publicity resulted in trouble. McConnell had been offered an $11,000-a-yeor job as a university librarian. But when the Minnesota regents heard of the license application, they hurriedly canceled the offer. The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union then got a Federal judge to rule that "a homosexual is, after all, a human being" and entitled to a public job unless his sex life interferes with his work. But the regents ore appealing this cecision, and until the verdict comes in McConnell is work ing at a variety of badly paid odd jobs. In many respects, the Baker-McConnell household is like that of any young marrieds except that there is no male-female role-playing. Neither is a I imp• wristed sissy. "I do the dishes," says Boker, "because I cook better than Jack." Expenses ore usually split four ways between Baker, McConnell and the young architect and lawyer who shore the pad. Baker, as befits a man with a business degree, keeps the financial records in a stenograph­er's notebook, and keeps an eye out for bargains in the supermarkets. Sounding like many anot: •r aggrieved spouse. Mc­Connell admits they hav, their disagreements. .. You can't see Jack's face at breakfast," com­plains McConnell. "It's always hidden behind a newspaper.'' Baker is al so hooked on television news. When he comes home from school in the early evening, he watches several news shows wh ile doing Air Force exercises and while eating his dinner. Their architect roommate has made a lot of the furnishings himself from inexpensive materials, and the apartment looks neat and sty Ii sh. On the upper floor, Baker has an office, stuffed with hundreds of P( )( >L-DA\Ct:\G MARDI GRAS Feb. MASK 20 BALL Prizes 7665 For Most Original Mask COLLEGE ST. - 866-9080 BEAUMONT, TEXAS student couples. We insist that our friends accept us as equals when it comes to our touching, necking, etc." However a straight friend who says he is weary of such defensiveness complains: "Hell, you don't see anybody else necking at parties." Baker is a founder of FREE: Gay Liberation of Minnesota, on accredited campus organization. He and McConnell attend weekly meetings with the 70 active members at the Student Union (apparently See GAY COUPLE - Page 16 n:: ~ z Q I­< ::;; n:: 0 LL z PRICE OF $29 .95 file jackets, where he_ does 0 lot of hi s_ studying,)PEN: Weekdays "·• to 2a■ Down below, the architect has his drawing board. ...,, w n:: 0 ::;; n:: 0 LL I CERTIFY THAT I AM OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE. PLEASE PRINT PLAINLY TO AVOID ERROR IN DELIVERY. ( l) Name, Address City Zip, ----~tate, __ McConnell and Baker describe their social life as "integrated" sexually. "On Friday and Saturday nights, we go either to a gay or a straight bar.' ' says Baker. When they socio Ii ze in the gay world, they remain "essential I y foi thful" to one another, although Baker claims that "fidelity is a hetero· sexual standard, it doesn't fit on the gay world." OPEN: Sat1rday 12 1001 to 2a■ OPEN: S11day 4p■ to 2a■ DRAG SHOW T111rsday & S11day 1:30 - 12 Baker says they "have straight friends, particularly ======================= ~----------------------' 14 more than a club . . I a graphic experience ■ off the beaten track ... 805 PACIFIC STREET. second street north of 900 block of Westheimer (near Grant) mid-town • Houston, Texas 521-9706 Fea1ur1nu: JACKSON on lhe piano MEMBERSHIPS $15 A YEAR A $5 DISCOUNT FOR ROMULUS CLUB MEMBERS. • Club Hours From 11 AM 'Til 4 AM Friday & Saturday 'Til 6 AM 15 ( EDITORIAL Houston GLF & Peoples Partv II Elsewhere in The Nuntius appear articles concerning the Houston Gay Liberation Front. We think it is important for the Gay Community in Houston and in Texas to have a fuller understanding of the GLF, its activities, its goals and its roots. The Houston Goy L iberotion Front, by its own' 'State­ment of Purpose and Demands," openly demonstrates its Marxist orientation, complete with the usual communist jargon and slogans peculiar to this type af activist organisation. And make no mistake about it: The GLF is Marxist. Their activities to date here hove been limited to picketing of a gay bar, issuing anonymous threats against the persons and property of some gay businessmen, and The Nuntius, and recruitment. Their goals, as stated, ore nothing less than the destruction of the United Stated of America and the impasition of on elitist dictatorship in classic communist fashion. This would involve the slaughter of those "enemies of the people" and the stealing of their property so familiar to us all. All Power To The Peaple always means Total Repress­ion Of Everyone But An Elite. The GLF roots are sunk deep in the treasonous world of tightly or· gani sed communist obedience, masquerading as a liverotion and/ or anarchist movement. houston's place for forward fashions WE TAKE T HE COVER OFF O UR M ANHOLE A T 10 AM MONDAY T HRU SATURD AY AN O PUT IT BAC K ON AT 7 PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ANO 15 PM ON S ATURDAYS. 1983 w. gray in the river oaks shopping center coll: 522-1089 Symptomatic of the Houston GLF is its public offil i otion with the local Black Panther argon i sot ion, Peoples Party II. The Black Panthers notionally ore a revolutionary group numbering about 1000 armed block militants who hove until now depended for financial support on the well-meaning, guilt-ridden and naive white liberals. Now, since the release of Panther leader Huey P. Newton, the Panthers are ART CINEMA Houston's Only 'the original' Art Cinema ½ Block East of 6100 Kirby Or. IN UNIVERSITY VILLAGE 528-8186 Private Club for your undistruhed viewing pleasure (years membership $1.00) OJfe~tc~rulk~ ledinadMII/Hm,~ When in Dallas-Visit CRESENT ART THEATER 2100 Elm St. 747-2688 OPEN ALL NIGHT 16 adopting a two-fold programme of money raising: the college lecture circuit and old fashioned Bolsh­evik "expropriation" through robbery and burglary. Mr. Newton's college tours are being arranged by on old.line communist with experience in student­organising. The robberies and burglaries are being handled by the Panthers' new underground organ• isation under the over-all direction of Mr. Huey Newton. This underground section of the Black Panthers operates in isolated units of two or three Panthers. In the post four months members of this underground section hove been arrested and charged with fifteen separate robberies and burglaries all across the country, including Dallas. The college tours are being set up through a -front outfit, incorporated in New York State as Stronghald Consolidated Productions, Inc. This way a university may write a cheque aut to a seemingly respectable front withaut the anus of a cancelled cheque trans­ferring student activity funds to the Black Panthers. It isn't original but it warks. However, these lecture tours are only a temporary expedient for the Panthers and their accomplices. Their real thrust now is using their new underground section in the inner city, where fund raising is conducted according ta the dictums of Chairman Mao: through the barrel of a gun. The Nuntius, and we bel ieve the vast ma jority of the Gay Community, rejects this criminal and treasonous activism. We know it con only bring terrible suffering upon the Goy Community, and will accomplish noth­ing lasting by way of justice and dignity to the mil­lians of Goy citizens af this country. God knows the Gay citizen has a long way to go before his rights as a human being ore fully enjoyed, and it wi II take time. Fortunately, through legal means, our goals have begun to be achieved. But to associate with these people is to foll from twilight back inta darkness. Gay Couple ... inactive are the several thousand homosexuals, ac· acording to Baker's estimate, among the 43,000 students). T uesdoy nights he and McConnell go to gay dances in the Union, where men dance with men, women with women, and sometimes men even dance with wamen. A Catholic all his l ife, Baker continues to receive Communion at the university's Newman Center chapel, where he and McConnell, a Southern Baptist, like the simple guitar Mosses. One Sunday, Baker stunned the worshipers during a sermon about the openness of Christ in accepting people when he asked the priest: "Do you feel that if two people give themselves in love to each other and want to grow together with mutual understanding, that Jesus would be open to such a union if the people were of the some sex?" There was a shocked intake of breath around the chapel. The priest hesitated a fang moment and finally answered: "Yes, In my opinion, Christ would be open." Adult Library Sues Feds Attorney Mel Friedman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Michael T. Anthony, doing business as The Adult Library in connection with the seizure by Federal authorities of printed material shipped to the book­store. The material, allegedly obscene, was siezed after a carton containing som~ of the shipment brake open al a Delta Airline freight office, revealing the contents. The material allegedly deals with ex­plicit sex acts. The Adult Library claims to be a private club for buyers of 11protected press materials." U. S. District Judge Woodrow Seals had earlier issued a warrant allowing agents to sieze the entire shipment. Judge Seals also set the showcause hear­ing to allow The Adult Librory and the shipper, Potomac News Co. of Washington, D. C- lo protest the siezure. Potomac had not been served with the original warrant. Judge Seals said he would keep the siezed material in his chambers until a hearing could be held. In his lawsuit, Mr. Friedman prays the Court to throw out the two Federal statutes that forbid mailing or sending obscene materials in interstate shipment. The suit argues that the statutes create "universal censorship by the Government over the Press, con­trary to the Bill of Rights_" The lawsuit names as defendants US Attorney-General John Mitchell; Will Wilson, Assistant Attorney-General of the United States who is head of the criminal section of the Department of Justice; Anthony J_ P. Farris, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. The lawsuit is an action which seeks a declaratory judgment that the search & siezure of the press materials involved was an illegal, unconstitutional secrch and sien,re in violation oJ. the Plaintiff's rights under the First, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amend­ments ta the US Constitution and further that such siezure violated the Plaintiff's rights in that it was a taking af property without due process of law. The lawsuit also seeks the return of the press materials siezed by the Federal agents. \~ \)~~\\\~ 0,11 D■IIJ 101~ 1 I f PATRONIZE OUR 1504 Westheimer KEG PARTY SUNDAYS 5 7 ADVERTISERS ($1.00) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 111 t ti1 c,,aa (formerly the Atlantis) 2116 N. 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Prior to the picketing, Pacifica radio le I ephoned the Red Room to tel 1 them of the pro­posed demonstration ond asked for a statement. Before meeting with the leaders of the picket I ine, who had previously refused to sit down and discuss their demands with the Red Room management, several persons in the picket lines were asked if they were gay. They declined to say, prefering only lo say that they were members of the Houston GLF. It was obvious to witnesses that mast of the persons in the picket line, which included at least one negro male, were not gay. On consenting to serve negroes in the Red Room the management reserved the right to refuse service to anyone not properly conducting himself on the premises. Whilediscussing with theGLF leaders their demands, Houston Police officers we<e summoned to the location by the owner of the property unknown to the lounge manager. However, no arrests were made al the request of the management and no violence occured as a result of the picketing . On Sunday evening following a representative of the Houston GL F met with one of the owners of the La Caja Lounge to present the same demand 5- The La Caja, which has hired negro entertainers and served negro patrons in the past, was not picketed. When this newspaper telephoned the La Caja and spoke to one of the owners, we were informed that he wanted no mention of his bar whatsoever made in this newspaper and that he expected no trouble with the GLF group because of the past policy of the La Caja Lounge about serving negroes. The GL F seemed ignorant of this policy until advised of it. Metaphysics & Occultism The phenomenon of increased interest nowadays amongst all sort of people in the arcane sciences & arts has been noted by al I manner of observers. The television productions dealing with witchcraft, socery, magic and the whole spectrum of the so­called Block Arts ore especially immediate to us. Cinema treatment of the some topics also hos on immediacy peculor to the media. More and more books ore published doily concerned with various aspects of what once was considered foolish or superstitious or lunatic. The affect of this plethora of information, not all of it reliable, is manifested in such widely di sporote areas as the lurid Monson Family murder trial in California, the rise of serious cons,derotion of astrology amongst educated people, the dabbling in witchcraft by young people seeking answers to their own lives and the serious practises of metophys,cions of some considerable power. Here in Houston there ore o number of individuals and groups devoted lo such practises, both serious and transitory in nature. In every instance there is no lack of religious inspiration and searching, even when the interest in the various forms of occultism is superficial. And the most serious approach to these matters of or cone knowledge is not reserved by ony means to the social misfits and cultural drop-outs so prevalent in the Montrose-Westheimer area. The interest in these eldritch arts prevades the entire of our community in varying degrees. The motivation behind such studies is not always the same for everyone; the results of their works al so differ from person to person, group to group. Al I sort of people of all races ore included amongst those whose interest in the mysterious and secret forms of human and superhuman life ore evidenced for the observer of thi • modern phenomenon of the mo•t ancient of man"• Horch for meaning to the central quHtions of life. The paths cho,en by the men and women involved in this research into the darker •ciences ore, however, euentially two: good and evil. Block and white. The Right-hand Poth and the Left-hand Poth. Th• approaches to these two etemolly divided obsolutH ore richly distinct, although frequently they may seem to overlap in in form. They range from the lowe•t expreuion• of natural magic expressed in ,uch primitive norms a• voodoo and upward, through simple antimistic rites to witchcraft (in it• remarkably cohesive structuring) to the outrageous horrors of Sotoni sm (classically understood) to so-called white magic to the lofty reaches of metaphysics. The usages of both the Occident and the Orient are known to those who attempt the exercise of power promised to those leomed in the occult. Absolutely vital to any occultist, however, is the development of that interior discipline by which one controls himself in his emotions and in his physical being: without this power disaster is the inevitable result of the occultist's experiments. Again the eternal duality obtains: either immense power or utter destruction. One arrives at that implacable operation of the laws of nature where the occultist is either exalted or cast into eternal darkness as a result of his freely-chosen dedication to the Path he has followed. There is no exception to this immutable Law. One of the seductive aspects of occultism is that the some mechoni sm, the same technique, the some form is applicable to either the Right-hand Poth or the Left-hand Poth. And all true knowledge of the occult must perforce include understanding and application of both essential aspects of metaphysical power: good and evil, white and block. Magic is fflOQ c, always. 'ts use alone determines ts moral values. And mog,c is essentially what it 1s al I about. Magic in its dual forms is properly defined as the deliberate and purposeful imposition of the will upon the environment to effect change in that environment, without the intervention of a physical entitity. In all investigations into the occult, this should always be understood. be understood. Whether the act of magic, thus de­fined, is expre~ssed in the context of appealing to the devine intervention of the Universal Principle (God) or that of any of the hi storicol ly apprehended man­ifestations of the Godhead or even devoid of any conscious oppeol to the Creative Force we coll by many Names, the very exercise of the will required sets in motion natural Laws. The magician, or what• ever he may be called, is liable at all times to the effect of these Lows, and to their affects. "Send forth evil, receive threefold in return; send forth goodness, receive it also threefold in return." We are responsible for our actions in our lives - - no less is he who attempts to control the awesome powers of nature, whether on the physi col or the immaterial planes. The metaphysic ion knows in his life either prosperity and wisdom with their sub­sequent power, or he knows ignominy and horrors, with their resultant madness. As for the recognition of the occultist, that re­cognition is usually prescribed by his own will­ingness to be known by others. Once he permits himself to be known, however, one may apply some simple tests by which his worth may be appreciated. Actually, common sense plays the most important role in such matters: it is physically well-kempt and ordered in his life or is he coarse and chaotic? Does he inspire confidence because of hi• obvious prosperity and discipline, or does he inspire revuls­ion because of his grossness and disordered life? Does he promote on ascent towards the higher planes of the occult, or does h• demonstrate o preference for the nightmorH of the Abyss? Does he receive respect from others or contempt? Do his powers per­mit of trust or only cause fear? The simplHt child may ascertain these differences, and seeks out that which gives beneficial pleasure whilst shunning that which gives painful degradation. "Allow the little children to come unto me •.. " might be the soundHt rule to follow when judging those who claim occult powers! Advancement, exaltation in the light, progress towards the exercise of powers denied to most men -­these ore some of the things sought after by those committed to the Right-hand Path of occultism. Regression into the onimolistic nature, destruction* of the higher motives in man, the visitation of suffering upon others, anarchy • - these ore some of the goals to which those of the Left-hand Poth direct their energies. But those who seek the darkness of occult knowledge live always with the fearsome reality that regardless of what powers they may acquire, the power of Light is omnipotent: it puts the darkness to I ight always. The person who chooses the Poth of Light will know eternal bliss; he who chooses the Poth of Darkness will hear the howls of demons in the unending Night of Deoth. None of the occult arts ore to be I ightly token or casually practised by the ignorant. The affects in the lives of those who pursue these matters are too serious to ignore. .. * ... ****** Comments by our readers are invited on this interes._. ing sub1ect. Articles may be submitted concerning occultism in any of its forms and ii acceptable may be printed in The Nuntius. Editor - 18 FRIEND'S Introductory Service For Gay Want to meet new people with interests similar to yours? Call 464-0052 after 6:00 and week.ends, or write: TOM FRIEND Box 55541 Houston, Texas 77055 MCC in Houston Rother recently o member of the Metropolition Com­munity Church moved to Houston. With him he brought the wisdom and courage of that California-based organization that hos literally changed the face of the church regarding homosexuals. Formed by o divorced minister who hod come to terms with both his homosexuality and his faith in God, the MCC become ofter years of struggle the first homophile church in America. It hos been one of the major catalysts in low reform for gays in that state; and its need has caused the forming of misson organ­izations in other ports of the country. At lost the homosexual can be o port of the church without hiding behind o front of devout heterosexualism. Donald Flanders feels there is a definite need for the church in Houston, and hos opp I ied for oui stance from the parent church. Troy D. Perry, the churches founder hos promised that assistance if there is response from the Houston gay· community. On this promise alone thrM gay couples in Houston hove decided to marry through the church and petition that these morriogH be sonctioned by law. This could be o fantastic breakthrough for the homo­sexual in Houston, but for such on endevor to become o reality it will toke earnHt support by gay people here. This is a question you must answer yourself. Is it worth it to you and do you really core enough? Additional information may be secured from Donald Flanders or by calling John Rowberry at 526-6986. 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The social life hos grown so for beyond the dear old days of dancing round the Moy Pole at Christ Church Cathedral and Allegro and debutonte boshes at River Oaks Country Club wh.ich is a good thing, see? and we're glad, glad, glad. And even if our Lord Mayor does make on occasional bad stock investment (some of the BEST people do that sort of thing, anyway) he is just marvellous about appreciat­ing the international importance of the city and we're attracting more & more Beautiful People daily. We owe so much to the dear Lord Mayor, the Consular Boll , NASA, art auctions, world trade, progressive leadership and The Court, and you know it, luv. And to that dear old girl with the telly programme & the most interesting roommate arrangement with her ex-husband & business arrangements with some stores and it's all just fabulous, actually. Simply fabulous! EVERYONE WAS ALL ATWITTER over the visit to Houston by Their Royal Highnesses and it was ;ust lovely at the dinner given for them out Memorial way. The guest list was smallish, exclusive & marked by those not invited, actually- One can't hove just EVERYONE, see? We all remember when the Princess's mum & dad, the King and Queen, visited Houston some years ago and were entertained so cleverly by De Judge (he was Mayor then, and so TACKY about certain bars here) and how they got all tricked out in western gecr and looked too, too uncomfortable for words. ONLY RECENTLY THAT UTTERLY charming Baron Erik van ---arrived from Berlin to visit his dear friend from Pori s by way of Bangkok who I ives here now, Count Charles de--- and we were so glad about it, luv. They mode rounds of local bistros and the Boron thought the Palace Club was just too, too lovely, really, and that Berlin hod nothing like it_ But then Berlin hos been dull, dull, dull socially since His Majesty the Germon Emperor left way bock yonder. Since then the only thing socially going on hos been receptions given by Adolph Hitler, the Russian noisy arrival & pesky stay and Wi II i Brandt. Not exactly thri II ing anyway you look at it, and that's the truth, luv. Anyway, the Boron just loved our local life and that's IMPORTANT coming from a gentleman of meC11s, see? and he's been all over, too. And naturally the Boron and the Count hod dinner at the Bismark, don't you know, and he just loved it. All the Court does, naturally. WE JUST ADORE those cozy evening soirees given over on Whitney by that dear old boy from Son Francisco and Houston who stands so toll in the music world. It's just wonderful how he con expend so MUCH ener~y at these little intimate doings and then get up and off to so many musical thingies, real­ly it is. AND SPEAKING OF WHITNEY, that dear old thing who hos all those lovely townhouses locally and has such unusual business connexious and even more unusual acquaintances hos been up to old tricks agai n, too. And some young tricks, too .. . His dear ex-son-in-low or whatever that relat ionship was wh ile it lasted hos been seen in town again re cently and looks just AWFUL, and we're just too sod about it, really. He's so good to the youth of America, really he is, and such an athletic support­er (000-lolo, those good old days at the Hotel, luv! ) and so k,nd to old ladies and everything. He wos dining recently with that dear old boy who is so good with interior designs and things and does just all the best people - - their houses, that is, luv . . - at that darling Michaelangelo's, where just EVERYONE goes to see & be seen. THAT DEAR YOUNG gentleman from Port Arthur, Houston ond late of The Frozen North is tooling about the city in his new scandalously red Fiat, and we just love it, ducks. The duchess of --­hos one just like it in Spain and that's the way it should be, luv. But listen, luv, that colour red hos NOTHING to do with the dear boy's politics, see? and it's important for him to hove it because it fits in all those delightful overnight guests in The Big Block House' so cozily. And we all know how im­portant it is to make the proper impression on our gentleman callers, don't we. And besides that he's CUTE, and that's a good thing, luv. There ere so many UGLIES rooming about nowadays! WELL, ACAPULCO WAS JUST wonderful as it always is and we s-0w so many old deorfriends from over the world there recently. There were some folk down from Houston, too, but they really just don't Fit In and we really didn't move in the some circles, luv. Just like here. IT WAS ALL JUST too, too interesting, really it was, when that dear old gal who professors or what­ever at one of our universities hod a dear little gathering at her residence awhile bock. But of course we're all so LIBERATED these days and it really wasn't all that new, actually. Now SHE should get a red Fiat ... AND SPEAKING OF the groves of ocodmme, sweets, isn't just morvellous the way those dear old boys who also professor whatever at others of our univer­sites give so much valuable time to their under­graduates? Well of course it is! And that mod, mod, mod party one gave only lately which we enjoyed so much at and of! Odd, but not one single Deportment Head was there this time and we WONDERED about it, really we did. THE COLD WEATHER has just been dreadful for those dear little swimming parties given by one of our favourite bonkers out Tanglewood way and we just crave them, really we do. So healthy, actually. And they do so closely resemble those delightful little boshes the Emperor Tiberios used to throw in the grottoes beneath Capri and that's SOMETHING, luv. Of course, one of our dear Krupps gave them, too, and it figures. RIVER OAKS COUNTRY CLUB is just all agog over the upcoming divorce of one of its prominent members, now soiling on his yotch with A Friend. And just everyone is talking about it, too, and that's just AWFUL, Luv. THE SCENE AT THE SANCTUARY the other evening when that hairdressing person arrived, in drag practically, was a bit TOO much, really it was. Even the crowd at the posh in-place was a bit token aback when this dear boy showed up Dressed Like That although the gal he was with didn't seem to mind at all, actually, he did look as if he'd just left a dress rehearsal for terribly off-Broadway production. And that NAME! AND SO, DUCKS, keep up the public performances and we'll help everyone remember them. Just EVERYONE. GLFer Stabs Bar Patron Early Friday morning a man recognised as one of the Houston Goy Liberation Front members who hod previously attempted to force their demands upon the management of The Red Room attacked a patron following a game of pool and stabbed him three times. The patron was token to Ben Taub Hospital where numerous stiches were required to close his wounds. He was told bv a physician that one of the 20 knife-wounds missed his heart by only on inch. This is the first ond only lime on oct of violence hos occured in this popular gay lounge in all the years of its operation. The assailant, a young man in his twenties dressed in hippie cloth ing and wear­ing long i 11-kempt hair es coped from the scene of his attack upon the unarmed patron by running through the lounge ond out the front door. He was captured at the front door by on employee of the Red Room, Ken Poul, a former policeman of Smithville, R.I., but pulled loose from his captor. When he did so, he sloshed Ken Poul with his knife and in the struggle Ken Poul's right thumb was di slocoted. The ossoi I­ant ran from the premises and headed towards the Texas Rose Restaurant according to witnesses. Following the attack upon the bar patron and the departure of the police, a coll was placed to Mr. Ed Mollott, a Houston attorney allegedly represent­ing the Houston Goy Liberation Front, odvi sing him of the GLFer's most recent political statement. The assailant was observed earlier in the evening, with possibly two accomplices, attempting to pro­voke arguments with other patrons. At the time of the knifing, these two alleged accomplices fled through the bock door of the Red Room and held it shut from outside, prohibiting on employee from pursuing them. During the confusion of their escape, the knife-wielding assailant mode good his escape out the front door. Police officers were called to the scene within minutes of the attack and ore presently investigat­ing the crime. They were most co-operative with the management of the Red Room during the time they were toking information from the witnesses, according to the manager, Mr. Happy Doy. The Houston Gay Liberation Front, according to a notional Goy Liberation Front representative at one of the Texas universities, is not recognised by the notional GLF organisation and hos no charter from them_ Attempts by this newspaper to make contact with the Houston GL F group hove proved fruitless because they hove refused to discuss with us their operations. They ore affiliated with the Peoples Porty II orgoni sot ion of Houston, a Block Panther­type political organisation operating in the Dowling Street negro areas. A charming young boy known as Kevin Was ravished one morning by seven Fat Anglican priests • • • Lascivious beasts! For SUCH in the kingdom of hea-. - WACO, TEXAS The Scales Of Justice NOTORIOUS HETEROSEXUALS CONVICTED IH TATE MURDERS! Charles Monson and his three women co-defendants were found guilty of murdering the actress Sharon Tote and four other persons at her Benedict Canyon home on the night of 8 August 1969, and of Mr. & Mrs. Leno Lobianco at their Los Feliz home. The trial of the heterosexual "Family" hod been before the Court for 7 months and it took the jury almost a week to determine all the verdicts required under California low. FORMER JFK CABINET SECRETARY ARRESTED OH SHOPLIFTING CHARGE Former Interior Secretory Stewart L. Udall was arrested on Saturday, 16 January, 1971, in Washing• ton D. C. suburb in Virginia on a charge of "Con• ceolment of merchandise." Mr. Udall, a practising heterosexual, said it was "a horrible mistake." He was charged with shoplifting a 90-cent pock of cigars. The former Interior Secretory under the late President John F . Kennedy, now in private law practise in Washington D. C., was released by Fairfax County, Va. police on $250.00 personal bond. A hearing was set for 28 January in Fairfax County Court. According to newspaper reports Mr: Udol I said by telephone from his office a few hours after his arrest: "The whole thing was ane of those horrible mistakes that happens to absent-minded people. It will all be straightened out in a few minutes. " Mr. Udall, who lives in Mclean, Virginia, was arrested at midday in a drugstore near his home by Pvt. Horry Sparshott, who was in the store at the time. A spokesman at police heodq~arters said a package of cigars was involved. Mr. Udall, who was named Interior Secretory by President Kennedy and continued in the office under President Lyndon B. Johnson, said he had picked up the cigars and placed them in his pocket because he had on arm load of other items, and forgot them until arrested outside the drugstore by Pvt. Sporshott. He claimed he was simply in a hurry to go coach a boy' s basket­ball game that afternoon. "As soon as I can talk to someone in higher authority I'm sure the whole thing will be dismissed," he said. HETEROSEXUAL POLICE CHIEF SHOOTING ALL "IMMORAL DOGS" IH BRAZILIAN TOWN. The new police chief of Cobo Frio, one of Brazil's most fashionable resorts, dealt another blow to "per~issive" so,ciety on Saturday, 23 January, 1971, closing the town s seven night clubs. Moacir Bellot announced earlier a "morolisotion" campaign that would include killing stray dogs and shaving shaggy-haired hippies. Police Chief Bellot boosted he hod personally killed more than 200 dogs "responsible for shocking scenes of immoral sex acts in front of children and young ladies.' ' HETEROSEXUAL MAN CHARGED IN MURDER OF FEMALE ROOMMATE Dav id Mit c he ll, of 221 5 West Street, was charged on the evening of 16 J an uary wi th the murder by firearms of Mrs. Angelene Smart, of the some address. Witnesses said Mrs. Smart hod just gotten out of her truck in a parking lot at a restaurant in the 2600 block of Brooks when she was shot once in the upper right side of the chest with a 22 col ibre •evolver. Her assailant then stood over her waving his pistol until she died, the witnesses told police. Before s he died, the vict m said se .. erol times, uHe shot me! He shot me!" Mitchell was charged in the court of Justice of the Peace Richard Millard. No bond hod been set as of late that evemi,g. WELL KNOWN HETEROSEXUALS HAMED I
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