4 MONTROSE VOICE / FEBRUARY 7. 1986
Montrose Has New
Flag and Rifle Corps
By Pete Diamond
Montrose Voice Staff Reporter
Don't be surprised if this year, amongst
the floats and "homecoming queens" of
the Houston Gay Pride Parade, you see a
flag and rifle corps marching along the
Last week, members of a fledgling
organization, which will be officially registered with the Montrose Sports Association as the Houston Hard Hat Flag and
Rifle Corps, met for their first meeting.
The group plans to make their debut at
this year's Gay Pride Parade, sporting
stainless steel hardhats and black and
Although seven people attended the
first meeting, David Walker, the group's
president, says he's reached half of his
membership goal. He hopes to generate
further interest in the corps by holding
additional meetings and practices.
"We've got a good thing going. All we
need is some more people to help us,"
Walker says. Anyone who is interested in
the flag and rifle corps, who is in good
physical condition and is willing to learn
about six routines, may join the group.
Walker, who was a member of his high
school's flag corps, has also attended
numerous flag and riflery workshops in
Houston and Austin. "I saw a real need for
establishing a (gay-oriented) flag and rifle
corps here in Houston," he says. "There
used to be a small flag corps at one time
that was part of the Montrose Symphonic
Band," but that group has not been in
existence for some time.
Bruce Herman, owner of the International Flag Company, says he's excited
about the new organization and has
offered his advice and support to help the
group get on its feet.
The Houston Hard Hat Flag and Rifle
Corps will hold their next meeting Feb. 15
in Spotts Park at 4:00 p.m. For additional
information about the corps, including
future performances planned by the
group, contact David Walker at 952-2776.
JAMES D. CHAPPELL
A memorial service will be held for James D.
Chappell, 39, on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00
p.m. at Earthman Funeral Home. 2420
Chappell had many business interests,
including Asylum Enterprises, Montrose
Ventures and This Week in Texas.
Chappell is survived by his father, Donald
James Chappell, of Overland Park, Kansas;
a sister, Janie Elaine Chappell of Kansas
City, Kansas: and longtime friend and business partner James 0 Cagle.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that
donations be made to the American Cancer
Society for leukemia research.
STEPHEN L. GRAY
February 1. 1986
In Loving Memory
ROBIN L. BUNTING
^* _r * _____
| ^^ j*! ^^Sm
January 9, 1957-January 10, 1986
From his beloved friend
OUR POLICY The Montrc«« Voce- will commemorate the
pMMng ol Montrose rmidants ana Houston gay community
imemt-K. witn <n announcement Friend* or relatives of the
-MceaaM may provide us with facta about the person's life,
names of the closest survivors, and burial arrangements Prose
or verse can be included Pictures are appreciated and mil be
returned. Name of the deceased should be attached to the
photo information should be provided to Ihe Montrose Voice
at the eedieat possible date and will be published in the next
available edition There » no charge for this service
„ moc* rortrt v —
NOW AVAILABLE FOR
'You Are Not Alone,"
"Male Couple," "Ernesto,"
No Deposit for Members!
• RENTAL GIFT
Get them when you call
Pest Control & Sanitation
Own Your Own
-0- Closing Costs
-0- Mortgage Payment
for 30 days
-0- Association Dues
First 12 months
100% Home Ownership
24 hr. Approval
Payments as low as
r- 1011 Bell Houston 659-0453 C?
Texas Oldest Gay Bar
The Houston Tradition
Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th
Annual Miss Sweetheart Contest
• o *
M.C. Roxie Starr with special guest
Open 2-2, 7 days a week
Daily Specials—Beer Bust Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday <f