June 4,1982/Montrose Voice 5
1 Year Ago
June 4, 1981:
Houston's oldest gay rights organization
voted to change its name to avoid confusion
with a gay religious group that was using a
Integrity/Houston, which is not a
religious-affiliated group, voted to become
June 4, 1981:
Cops staged crackdown
on lower Westheimer
Houston vice squad police began the second
day of a roundup of male prostitutes and others in the lower Westheimer and Avondale
area known as "the circuit."
At least 40 people were arrested.
They were charged with prostitution and
solicitation of prostitution, both
June 5, 1981:
Bryant was moving to
Alabama, wedding bells
were starting to ring
Anita Bryant announced she planned to
move to Selma, Alabama, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she returned last year following
her divorce in Florida.
Selma is the headquarters for her "Protect
America's Children" organization and also
the homeof Larry Striplin of "Circle S" enterprises, with whom she had been romantically linked.
June 6, 1981:
Police hunt for man
charged with killing
A Montrose male was charged in the shooting death of a man gunned down in a quiet
dead-end street with an M-16 automatic rifle
in Southeast Houston.
Police were said to be hunting for David
Henry Southworth of 820 W, Alabama after
Stuart Joseph Pradin, 20, was killed near his
home in southeast Houston about 8:30 p.m.
the day before.
He reportedly was trapped at the end ofthe
deadend street and executed.
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Citizens for Human Equality announced
that its regular June 8 meeting will be held
Wednesday, June 9, instead, due to scheduling problems at the Watson DeNagy
Gallery, where the meetings are held.
Dwaine Huckabay, director of management services with the City Treasurer, is
to speak on property tax evaluation at that
He is to focus on the method of evaluation, the interpretation of homestead
exemption laws and how to file a formal
The forum is to being at 7:30 p.m.
tThe Gay Rights National Lobby in
Washington, D.C, announced May 26
that two additonal members of Congress
agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1454, the
national Gay Civil Rights Bill. This
brings the total co-sponsorship to 54—just
one short of the previous record high, they
The two new co-sponsors are Rep.
Harold Washington (D-IL) and Rep. Henry
GRNL Executive Director Steve Endean
said that their co-sponsorship comes as a
direct result of the assistance of Rep. Phil
Burton (D-CA), another co-sponsor.
Police raid gay
club in Tampa
Wednesday night, May 12, units ofthe
Tampa Police Department served a search
warrant on Club Tampa, a member ofthe
nationwide Club Bath chain, reported The
A large number of police officers, some
in uniform, others in plain clothes, presented the search warrant, were admitted
to the club, and proceeded to round up the
patrons and methodically arrest, photograph and book them on various misdemeanor charges, the newspaper said.
During a conversation with Club
Tampa manager Peter Esfakis, The
Weekly News said it learned that the complaint came from a previous visitor to Club
Tampa, a "bisexual," according to Esfakis, who, after entering the club on his
initial visit, was so "disgusted and repulsed" by what he saw there, made a
second visit and then decided to follow up
with the complaint to the authorities.
At the unknown man's insistence, the
newspaper reported, Tampa Police were
obliged to conduct a two-month investigation, gained entrance to theclub through a
sponsorship by the unknown complain-
tant, and then capped their investigation
with the raid.
Arrested at the club were approximately
73 individuals, the newspaper said.
Of that number, 69 were said to have
been issued misdemeanor citations of varying descriptions but only four men were
actually taken into custody. They were
identified as the three employees on duty
at the time and one man who was arrested
for possession of marijuana.
home without it
If you think you've got credit problems,"
consider the plight of Bobby Baker, the
one time senate aide and protege of Lyndon Johnson.
Baker, who was convicted of tax evasion
in 1967, has filed for bankruptcy in Maryland, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Among his debts is a whopping $72,000
bill to American Express.
How Baker managed to run up such a
bill is somewhat of a mystery to his court-
appointed bankruptcy trustee, who says
in his own experience, "If you don't send
them $150, they're after you fast."
American Express had no comment.
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Realistic mannequins are still popular
with visual merchandisers, but increasingly featureless, high-tech mannequins
are coming into style. Especially for male
fashions is this high-tech design growing,
because male customers have complained
of "gay-looking" mannequins, which dissuade some of them from buying the
Men can identify more with an abstract
mannequin than one they find "too gay,"
according to Ralph Pucci of Pucci, a New
York-based company whose Varsity
Abstract Collection of male mannequins
is used in a number of stores nationwide.
In keeping with the idea of mannequin
machismo, abstract mannequins are often
shown in athletic poses: riding a bicycle,
swimming, or running. Some have well-
defined stomach muscles so that they
reveal at least realistic body parts when
wearing bathing suits and T-shirts.
Female mannequins now are often modified, softer versions of punk fashion, with
the roots ofthe hair painted bright colors
and with makeup that is outrageously
Generally mannequins used to display
designer clothes have a haughty expression, while those modeling sportswear
have a more wholesome, inviting look.
Overall, friendliness, instead of aloofness,
is now in.
As for poses, standing is the most popular because it shows off the clothes. Other
options are available, including a choice
of wigs and skin tones. In California
many department stores like a euntan on
With proper care, a mannequin can last
as lung as 20 years. Some companies,
including Barrango and Arthur Court
Designs in San Francisco, specialize in
mannequin refinishing and repair.
Some mannequins are sent to suburban
branches of stores once they are past their
The growth of
Been feeling a bit bloated lately? Well,
there may be a good reason, says Development Education News.
A new study says the average American
consumes 30 tons of food in a lifetime.
The total includes 9000 pounds of meat
and sausage, and 3200 pounds of sugar.
The average Asian, by comparison, eats
only 573 pounds of meat, fish and eggs
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