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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1973 - File 007. 1973-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3469/show/3452.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date March 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).; This newspaper issue has irregular page numbering.
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Title File 007
Transcript EVERYONE'S FUN HOUSE PRESENTS THE BEST I N THE AREA IN THE ART OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION: SONG, DANCE, SATIRE AND RECORD PANTOMINE! SHOWS - » * THURSDAYS - 9:30 - 11:30 * SUNDAYS - 8:3--10:30 & 12:30 SATURDAY AFTERNOON JUICE DRINKS SPECIAL 50* SUNDAY BLOODY MARY PARTY HOUSTON P£>. ENTRAPMENT Four persons were' arrested by vice officers the last week of Bebruary in Houston's Northline Shopping Center. About 4:30 p.m. on a weekday, a Houston school teacher walked into the public restroom at the Northline Shopping Center. Inside one of the toilet stalls sat a man exposing himself and being obvious about it. Another of the stalls was occupied and a man stood in the open area where the latreens and wash basins are. The teacher entered one of the booths and shortly thereafter the man so obviously exposing him- self went outside, only to return twice more in a very short period of time. Meanwhile another man had entered the facilities making it four. There was some playing around and indication that perhaps there might be something afoud about to happen when the door burst open and the vice offiver came in announcing that all were under arrest. The four men were first taken to the security office of the shopping center where the police were called to take them to the jail. Several hours later they were charged with Loitering although the threat of sodomy charges had been made. After the Loitering charge had been made the four posted bond and were released about midnight. Not being satisfied with having made their arrests, filed their charges, received the fines and bonds, embarassed and har- rassed their prisoners, the Houston Police Department then directed calls to inform the principal of the school of the teachers entrapment. The information given to the principal or the affect it will have on the teacher is not known at this time. The teacher is, however, employing legal council in the event any action is taken by the Houston Independent School District as a result of his arrest and the sub- sequential information related by the Police Department. The teacher in question is a retired military man and is associated with the R.O.T.C. program in the school where he teaches. The principal of the school reported the arrest to the military personel placement director who in turn inquired of the teacher about the circumstances surrounding his arrest. It seems in the mind of the general public "Loitering" is wrongfully considered strictly a homosexual charge. The military personel director stated to the subject that the information he had would go no further than his desk. The word of this individual to keep to himself what he had "been told" is yet to be seen and will not be known until this coming August when it is time for renewal of the teaching contracts for the coming school year. Are the arresting officers fully doing their jobs. Loitering is a misdemeanor, so is a traffic ticket yet you are not taken to jail in all instances and we have yet to hear of an employer being informed of an employee getting a trafic citation. One of the four persons arrestee owned his own florist business -- he posted the cash bond of $27.50 same as the others and has heard nothing from our "qualified quardian judges" in the Houston Police Department. The forfiture of the "cashbond" posted for the release of a person charged with "Loitering" is not a plea of guilty, yet, unless in Urs instance, the teacher in question contests the charge - - the as - sumption of the informed persons whith whom he works will be the same as if the charge were "sodomy." The teacher has a family, fortunately when told in detail by the police of her husbands arrest -- she questioned the honesty of the informant -- she believes in circumstantial happenings and knows her husband from years and years of marriage. Her intention is to forget the happening as an unfortunate incident -- yet can she-- at the possible cost of thousands and thousands of dollars to her family. Contesting this misdemeanor will be costly to the defendant which cannotberecoveredfromthe state upon winningthe case. Having the charge dismissedorthrownout "just might" to some extent erase the stigma homosexual drawn by the people informed of the arrest. Regardless of the action deemed necessary by this individual ~- a complete win is impossible -- thanks to the vice officer who Continued pg. 5 TGIF FRIDAYS 4 to 8 FREE DRAWINGS EVERY 1/2 HOUR 226 8242 612Hadley HOOTER TIME 4 — 7 Bottle Beer .35<t Bar Drinks .50(J Monday - Half price drinks if you are dressed WESTERN v Page 4
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