September 25,1981 / Montrose voice 3
at the Circus
The MONTROSE VOICE has completed
an agreement with Circus Vargus for
"Montrose Night" Monday, Oct. 5, when
the circus plays at Westwood Mall.
Circus Vargus is the largest traveling
tent circus in the country. Other circuses,
some of which are larger, no longer play
in tents but play in stadiums and
"A circus is not a circus if it isn't in a
tent," said David Greenes, an official of
"Circus Vargus did a similiar 'gay
night' arrangement with Chicago Gay
Life when they were in that city and it
worked out quite well," said VOICE publisher Henry McClurg. "They're very
The circus will, however, be open to the
general public that night too.
Tickets are on sale at all Ticketron
locations around town and at Westwood
Tickets will be on sale next week at
several Montrose locations, including
the offices of the Montrose Voice, and
they'll be on sale the night ofthe circus.
"There are three prices of tickets—all
inexpensive—but we urge our readers to
buy the higher or middle class tickets for
the best seats, so we can all be near the
three rings," McClurg said.
The tent holds 5600 people, a spokesperson for Circus Vargus said.
AUSTIN—Texas state Representative
Debra Danburg of Montrose has been
appointed by House Speaker Bill Clayton
to serve on the Texas Commission on
The primary duty of the commission,
created in 1941, is to carry forward the
participation of Texas as a member ofthe
Council of State Governments which is
an organization of local and state
governments and the federal
In addition, the commission is authorized to study intergovernmental
Tomlin at the
Lily Tomlin will present her one-woman
show, Appearing Nightly, at the Tower
Theater, 1201 Westheimer, Oct. 6-18, the
finally get its
AUSTIN—The armadillo will finally be
proclaimed the official Texas mascot Saturday, Oct. 3, when Montrose-area state
Senator Jack Ogg serves as governor for
a day. That is, if nothing goes wrong.
Ogg, who was elected president pro tern
of the Senate this year, should be the
ranking state official Oct. 3 when both
the governor and lieutenant governor are
scheduled to be out of the state.
As acting governor, Ogg can issue a
proclamation on the armadillo issue, one
of Ogg's pet issues, naming it the official
Ogg tried to get the legislature to pass a
law giving the armored mammal special
status but was defeated several times.
Ogg said he will celebrate Oct. 3 with a
picnic on the Capitol grounds.
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"Well, why aren't you doing your
"Later. I'm the after-hours
You would have never known
that the Loading Dock and the
Different Drum were victims of
law enforcement abuses a week
Their crowds last weekend
broke records—as apparently
everyone came to inspect the
famous Drum's loft and the LD's
CYNICAL CONFESSIONS: The
Mouth is beginning to worry
about the Wildwood Saloon—an
enjoyable little bar that could
use more business.
The Wildwood is a great early
evening or happy hour club. It's
officially "Mouth recommended."
We've been asked about how we
get along with our competitor,
TWT. Well, we get along quite
well, thank you, in a professional but competitive way.
We get along in the same way
Parade gets along with Babylon
or the Drum gets along with
Mary's. We all manage, keeping
our minds on the bigger objective: a better life for our
Yes, there's competition. And
it is sometimes lively. But it's
(Glad we're not in Atlanta.
They've got FOUR' weekly gay
publications now, all fighting
like wild cats.)
You can count Jack Heard out of
the election. Yes, folks, there's no
way Jack Heard can now win, as
he was endorsed last Sunday by
the Houston Chronicle.
How can we say that? Do you
realize how long it's been since
the Chronicle has endorsed a
winning mayoral candidate?
Many moons. If memory is correct, it's been at least five
Andy Mills and his Montrose
Symphonic Orchestra put on a
superb performance last weekend, but Andy informs the
Mouth that the Symphony is
broke—$5000 in the hole.
Contributions are welcome, he
says, as are ideas for fund-
The VOICE is going to the circus.
Monday, Oct. 5, 8:00 p.m., is
Montrose Night at Circus Vargas at Westwood Mall (that's out
the Southwest Freeway, past
This is a real three-ring circus,
under the country's largest traveling big top.