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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 8, August 1972 - File 002. 1972-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3723/show/3705.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 8, August 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date August 1972
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 is missing pages 10-11.
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Title File 002
Transcript (fNUNTlUS VOL. 3 NO. 8 AUGUST 1972 MURDER IN GAY BAR Oklahoma City, Okla., July 20, 1972. - The burned body of an apparent murder victim was found at mid-morning today in a locked and otherwise deserted northwest Oklahoma City bar. A robbery-homicide detectives CORRECTION The body was identified as Albert Richard Pitts, 47, who served as a part-time bartender and the cleanup man at the Next Door Club, 6714 N. Western. The body was found by Oklahoma City and Nichols HHls firemen responding to a smoke call at the Next Door Club. They broke in and quickly extinguished flames that had charred bar booths, the carpet and part of the ceiling. The call had been made by Bob Gibbons who operates the Northwest Hodaka Motorcycle Shop adjoining the club in the rambling, one-story, masonry building. Gibbons said he noticed smoke in his shop when he opened it at 8:15 a.m., and made a search but could find no source. When it persisted, he called firemen at 10 a.m. Nichols Hills firemen broke into the club through an attic reached via the cycle shop, while Oklahoma City firefighters forced open the east door. Jim Hathaway, an Oklahoma City deputy fire chief, said the fire itself was minor and left damage no greater than $100. The body was severely burned, especially the chest area, and the trousers and shoes hadbeen charred away. The carpeting was burned around the spot where the body lay, in an open space near where the serving bar and a line of booths meet at right angles. However, the face and head were not burned. Bruce Shaw, police public relations man, said, "The man was struck on the head with some heavy object, and may have been set on fire." A wallet was found beside the body, which still wore a wristwatch. Shaw said he could not comment on whether money and identification were found in the billfold. Dr. A. J. Chapman, a state medical examiner, made a 40- minute examination before the body was removed. He remained inside the club - - sealed off to all but homocide detectives and other investigators Chief Hataway said the booths and ceiling had not been burning long when firemen arrived. He termed arson a good possibility, although "there is nothing outside the building to indicate what fluid was used to start the fire." The club premises includes several locked rooms, and the back door bears the label "Hotel." Friday, July 21, a 33 year- old Oklahoma City man whose car . was stopped for a traffic violation was booked into city jail as a material witness after he told police he was a close friend of Pitts. Arrested was Jon H. Jackson, 440 NW 26th, who said he knew Albert Richard Pitts. Jackson was also charged with driving under the influence and driving under suspension. Pitts was a resident of Edmond a small town near Oklahoma City. THE DAILY OKXAHOMAN OKLAHOMA CITY TIMES 45 ARRESTED IN ISLE GYM RAID Early Sunday morning the latter part of July the Gym Baths in Galveston were raided. There were 48 arrests, five for felony sodomy. A check with the Galveston Police Department revealed that it was just "a routine raid as a result of complaints." Several years ago the Zodiac Baths were raided in the same manner. Is this just plain har- rasment of this gay business. In calling about persons thought to have been jailed in the raid, one person after finding out that hi£ friend was there was informed of it in this manner. "Oh yes, we have him - he's one of the queers from the horehouse." The Gym has been in operation for some time without any trouble within that might cause the Police Department any problems. Yet, from the comment by the officer on the phone the department was not oblivious of the type of business or what went on there. The list of names were like "Who's Who" in the Houston, Dallas and yes, even Conroe Gay Circles. The felony charges were charged against the "performers" and from all accounts it was a good show. The Gym owners could not be reached for comment but the cost of this incident was the customers and not the GYM. There are several stories going on about the reason behind this action by the Galveston Police. One is that the landlord is dissatisfied, another is that the lovers who own the baths are at odds, still another is ' 'payoff' • • • £i&HfPI IWIMI§ On August 4th the Detour in Dallas was the scene of the Campi Awards. This award function, unlike Houston's annual "Oscar" Award is open to the public. Tickets were $1.00 and the place was packed. It is surprising just how well we are known by the people we deal with and are around so here goes and each and everyone named herewith deserved what they got - or they wouldn't have been so nominated! The Best Waiter went to Iva - Iva I believe is a real "she" but the nomination was for waiter so your guess is as good as mine. The Best Bartender Award went to Chuclrof the Bayou Landing. To you that are not familiar with the service this young man gives - check it out. The Best Alcoholic went to Jim Kennedy - who by the way was present but due to his usual condition probably didn't remember this honor being bestowed on his glamorous person. Miss Bitch Award was so appropriately presented to one that it is not necessary to name but will do so for those not living in Dallas. This was to Ron "Sue" of Ronsue's who comes by his name and talents with very little effort or practice - so there.! Miss Camp Award went to Lee S. of the Entre Nuit. Gad!- can't even hold a conversation for the flapping of that one's lips. Best Comedy Award of course went to Big David - better known as "fatty" of the Bayou Landing. She really is funny - even though she is backward and uneducated to the extent that modern equip ment such as telephones are be- yound comprehension -Well- sweetie - see ... you were told that if you lasted long enough an award would come to you (this is it's first). Best Serious Award was to Saji a truly deserving person in- so-far as performing ability - but why can't that cat tell the truth. Has it out now - and this is probably true - that Shirley Ankles of Houston is her agent with a contract for six years at an undisclosed figure. Bet Shirley gets his cut - hope so - perhaps he would loan "fatty" enough to pay up the poor darling's bills. Best "Nell" Award went to Sally of Ronsue's - would you believe it of this butch thing. I can't wait to tell all not to let the dress fool you - and it is "what's up front that counts." OUR COMMUNITY NOTblNQ llUMAN IS ALIGN TO US
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