Southwestern Times (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948 Page: 2 of 20
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Thursday, July 22, 1948
Published Every Thursday for the Residents of West University Place,
Southside Place, Bellaire, Braeswood, Southampton,
Southgate and Adjacent Area
(Official Publication for the Cities of West University
Place, Bellaire and Southside Place)
IRVIN H. BRACKMAN Editor and Publisher
ETTA MARTIN Managing Editor
SAM KEEPER Reporter and Feature Writer
Entered as second-class matter, October 12, 1944, at the Post Office at
Houston, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, JULY 22, 1948
GO TO THE POLLS SATURDAY
The Democratic primary election Saturday will decide the
office holders for many of the important posts in county,
state and national government. In this preponderantly Dem-
ocratic state, nomination in the primary is usually tanta-
mount to election. There will be a run-off, of course, in
August in those races in which one candidate does not get a
majority of the votes polled.
This Saturday's election is therefore highly important if
the candidates chosen are to be an expression of the "Will
of the People."
Many citizens are forever complaining about how the gov-
ernment is run, and yet—come election day—they are too
busy or too disinterested to go to the polls. These people
have no right to criticize. Unless they take the time to in-
form themselves as to the merits of the various candidates
and to cast their votes, they lose the moral right to object
if the government is not run to suit them.
We are not attempting to tell you how to vote. But for
the past few weeks we have been publishing a series of
articles about the various candidates to acquaint you, the
voters, with the platforms and backgrounds of each. We
hope that you have been reading them and that you will go
to the polls on Saturday and express your preferences in
our own American way.
Interest in West University Place centers around the
bond issue which will be submitted at the polls Saturday.
The council is asking approval of $165,000 for street im-
provements, $60,000 for storm sewers and $25,000 for gar-
The money for street improvement, if voted, will be used
for city participation in new paving and resurfacing asphalt
streets. This would result in decreasing the number of
streets which require maintenance and hence permit better
service on such streets.
Storm sewer work within the entire city limits can be
completed if the sewer bonds are approved. Paving of some
streets in the city is being delayed only pending the laying
of storm sewers.
The money requested for garbage disposal is for buying
land and equipment to bury garbage. This would eliminate
the health menace of flies at the garbage dump and the un-
pleasant oaor of burning garbage.
We urge all qualified voters of West University Place to
vote in favor of these three issues. The sums are reasonable
and the work is necessary for the continued progress of the
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Recent visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Johnston of
3719 Purdue were a niece, Miss
Lynne Johnston of Glendale, Cali-
fornia, and Misses Jackie Clark
and Sherea Lemmons of Long-
view. Misses Clark and Lemmons
were returning a visit of the John
ston's daughter, Sandy.
Announcement was made by
Capt. and Mrs. Robert L. Rowan
of G024 Fordham of the approach
marriage of their daughter,
Julie Louise, to John A. Murray,
whose parents reside in Edin-
burg. The couple have planned ar
Vacationing here with Mr. and
Mrs. L. E. Delcuze of 2329 Blue-
bonnet are Mr. and Mrs. N. W.
Faust and their daughter, all of
New York. Mrs. Faust is a niece
of Mr. and Mrs. Delcuze. They will
be here until the beginning of
Returned from a visit in Colum-
bus with their uncle, Richard H.
Jones, are Linda and Jo Reynolds,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. C. V.
Reynolds of 3220 Albans.
In Austin to visit her sister is
Mrs. Malcolm Purcell of 3126
Georgetown. She has planned to
be away for about a month.
Concluding a trip to Arizona
and Washington, Mr. and Mrs.
John Hakala of 4202 Rice Boule-
vard have returned to their home.
Spending several weeks with her
sister, Mrs. J. W. Dever of 6327
Belmont, has been Mrs. M. C.
as of Tampa, Florida. Other
guests from Tampa who arrived
recently are Mrs. Dever's
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Hughlett.
Guests at the Cloudcroft Lodge
in New Mexico recently were Mr.
and Mrs. Ira J. Allen of 2230 Rice
Boulevard. With them was their
Kerrville was the scene of a two-
week family reunion from which
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Gueno of 2101
Dunstan have recently returned.
The Guenos also went to Crowley,
Louisiana, where his mother lives.
Other local residents who are
out of town are Mr. and Mrs.
Houston Gafford of 6411 West-
chester who are visiting their son,
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Let us check the
little things that make
driving carefree — your
battery, your spark-'
plugs, your fan belt, and
the rest. Then fill up
with Humble Esso Extra
. . . and you'll on/oy
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Woodard
have returned to their home in
New York after spending their va-
cation with their parents, Mrs.
George H. Woodai-d of 6327 Bel-
mont and Mr. and Mr3. A. B. Gas-
ton of Baytown.
Bluebell Chapter 856, Order of
the Eastern Star, will celebrate
their eighth birthday tomorrow
night at the Eastern Star Temple,
Milam and Hadley, it was an-
nounced by the worthy matron,
. Louise Havard of 3822 South-
"My Name Is Han," has been
scheduled by the Bellaire Presby-
terian Church for the Sunday eve-
ning young people's meeting, to be
held at 7 o'clock.
For the regular Sunday morn-
ing service at 11 o'clock, Rev. Ed-
win A. Albright, pastor, will de-
liver a sermon entitled, "I Believe
In Jesus Christ."
Movie Will Be Shown At
Bellaire Church Sunday
Showing of the recently-produced
and much-publicized religious film,
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Brackman, Irvin H. Southwestern Times (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1948, newspaper, July 22, 1948; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth393139/m1/2/: accessed June 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.