6 MONTROSE VOICE / SEPTEMBER 27, 1985
'85 Voter Drive
The deadline for voter registration for the
Tuesday, Nov. 5, municipal elections is
Sunday, Oct. 6. The Houston Gay Political
Caucus (GPC) is urging everyone in the
gay community to register and vote.
The caucus will be registering voters in
many area bars on Friday, Oct. 4, and
Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30
a.m. Representatives will also be at "beer
busts" on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4:00 until
Those interested in helping with the
voter registration drive can call the GPC
Chicago Gay Bar
From "Chicago's Gay Life"
Police staged a raid on Carol's Speakeasy,
a Chicago gay bar, Sept. 12, initially
arresting two people but taking photos
and intensely interrogating some 40
Correspondent Tracy Bairn said more
than a dozen men came in the front and
back doors, "guns pointed and flashlights
The raid was staged by the Metropolitan
Enforcement Group, an Illinois agency
formed to combat illegal drugs.
Patrons and employees were forced to lie
on the floor, some more than an hour.
Several officers called the customers
names, including "...sucker" and "faggot"
Customers, one by one, were forced to
answer questions, giving place of employment, marital status, home address and
Frank Gomilla, director of the northeastern division of the Metropolitan
Enforcement Group, said the raid was
held to arrest people on warrants after a
three-month investigation into drug trafficking.
Carol's manager, David Boyer, said at
first he thought the club was being robbed
when the officers—wearing rubber
gloves—did not clearly identify themselves.
A mayor's assistant, the ACLU and private attorneys were investigating the incident.
Wallace Eugene (Wally) Smith died August
31, 1985, in Denver, Co.. after an extended
illness. A native of Houston, Smith had, at
one time, worked as a bartender at Outlaws,
He was involved in other community businesses and activities Survivors include his
parents, three brothers and Nfemate Roy
Williams. Donations may be made to the
WE. Smith Memorial Fund, 3012 Milam,
Houston. TX 77006 to assist the family in
covering medical costs.
Mike M. Wallace
Mike M Wallace, a native Texan who had
lived in Dallas, Houston, Beaumont and
New Orleans, was found murdered in his
Memphis. Tenn. apartment on August 4,
1985, Born October 3, 1939. Mike was
employed by the Santa Fe Railroad for 19
years A police investigation of his death
was ongoing and no charges were immediately filed.
OUR POLICY: The Montrose Voice will com-
memorate the passing of Montrose residents and
Houston gay community members with a one or two
paragraph announcement Friends or relatives of the
deceased may provide us with facts about the person's life, names of the closest survivors, and burial
arrangements Prose or verse can be included Pictures are appreciated and will be returned Name of
the deceased should be attached to the photo Information should be provided to the Montrose Voice at
and will be published in the
irharge for this
Thank You, Montrose,
For Making Our First Year Such
A Big Success!
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The MONTROSE VOICE will endorse candidates for mayor, city council and other
races in its Nov. 1 edition, publisher Henry
"We have endorsed candidates in every
election since the newspaper was founded
in 1980 and this year will be no different,"
"We will be endorsing candidates with
conservative views on economic issues
and progressive (liberal) thoughts on
social issues. And as in past years, we may
endorse more than one candidate in a single race, and no candidate at all in some
News One News Service
A committee formed to determine how
schools should deal with students having
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom
(AIDS) did not meet this week as planned.
Health department spokesperson Shirley
Bridgewater says the meeting will take
place sometime next week or later in
October, Schedules of all the doctors
involved in the panel are being coordinated.
The committee is expected to determine
what action a school district should take if
a case of AIDS is confirmed in a student or
Recent cases in other parts of the nation
have created controversy. Some students
with AIDS have been barred from attending classes. No cases of AIDS have been
confirmed in school-aged chidlren in the
Rights' to be
Topic of Panel
The topic of "Democratic Rights in Houston Under Attack: What Can We Do To
Defend Them?" will be the topic of a panel
discussion to be held at the Militant
Forum, 4806 Almeda, on Saturday, Sept.
26 at 7:30 p.m.
Participating panel members are Bruce
Griffith, an attorney associated with the
American Civil Liberties Union; Tom
Coleman, vice-president of the Houston
Gay Political Caucus and president of the
Texas Human Rights Foundation; Ada
Edwards, chair of the Free South Africa
Movement; Cathy Courtney of the Texas
Abortion Rights Action League and Coalition Against Clinic Violence; and Willie
Mae Reid, mayoral candidate, Socialist
A $2 donation is requested. That donation is $1 for students and the unemployed. For more information, call
Boston Gay Man
Gets Most Votes
From a press release
An openly-gay incumbant candidate for
Boston City Council, David Scondras, a
Democrat, captured 67% of the vote Sept.
10 in preliminary elections.
He will face Republican Judy Porteus
Nov. 5 for the District H seat.
Scondras soundly outdistanced gay