The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 21, 1950 Page: 1 of 18
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WUPTo Run Terry For Mayor, Three New Councilmen
In The News
By JOHN MURPHY
Thought for the day: Come
the revolution and minks will
be wearing people.
Somebody was telling the
story the other day about the
ticket scalper who applied for
“What's the idea?” the clerk
the scalper re-
that new stadi-
um out at Rice
we’re out of
of the guys are
going over to
the other side
but I'm strictly
legitim ate. I
ain’t gonna scalp football fans
if they never fill them 70,000
Whether Houson will fill that
new stadium or not is one of the
hottest bull session topics of the
day. We haven’t heard anybody
ask whether Jess Neely was go-
ing to have a good football team
or not. You say something about
Rice football these days and
somebody’s liable to say “Are
they gonna have a team, too?”
But the thing that’s worrying
us is what’s going to happen to
those boys who maintained a
high social standing because they
knew somebody who had four
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To Meet Wednesday
The DeMolay Mother’s Club
meets Wednesday. September 27,
at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs.
V. E. Cammack, 2019 Hulby.
Co-hostesses will be Mrs.
Eugene German and Mrs. Clyde
Injuns Live Up
To Press Rating
Coach Bob Schulze’s Lamar
Redskins, who look destined
for another banner year, lived
up to their pre-season press
notices in their 13-7 conquest
of a stubborn Robert E. Lee
eleven last Friday night.
Citizen Staff Photographer
Dan Hardy snapped a “dilly”
of an action picture of the tilt
and to see it, turn to today’s
Citizen sports page. Also on the
sports page, be sure to read
Wayne Puddlesten's first-hand
article on the Indians' chances
against Forrest High of Dallas
at Public School Stadium Sat-
Remember—keep up with
Lamar's gridiron fates and for-
tunes in The Citizen every
President William Green of the American Federation of
Labor, right, and Troy Slaughter. President of the Houston Labor
and Trades Council.
Houston laborers join international labor leaders in holding
the local limelight this week as 5000 delegates and visitors
attend the American Federation of Labor Convention in this
William Green, perennial president, directs the week-long
sessions at City Auditorium, where such VIP’s as Vice President
Alben Barkley spoke. Localites on the opening program in-
cluded Mayor Oscar Holcombe, Chamber of Commerce Presi-
dent P. P. Butler, President Charles A. Ditnar of the Houston
Building Trades Council, Secretary N. E. Coward of the Hous-
ton Metal Trades Council, and President Troy Slaughter of
the ^Houston Labor and Trades Council. Slaughter, general
chairman for the convention program, was aided by Dan W.
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Plan Fall Activities
Girl Scout District Chairmen
met in the YMCA last week to
discuss activities of the summer
and plan for the opening fall
season. Mrs. Carl Oxley, Vice
President of the Houston and
Harris County Girl Scouts called
the meeting and gave an en-
thusiastic account of work in the
Girl Scout World.
She said there were 1000 more
girls attending the Girl Scout
camps this year than in 1949. The
Day Camp attendance headed
the list with 1509 girls in city
parks during June.
Ruth Wisdom of the Scout
Office Staff reported Orientation
Courses to be given for leaders
and co-leaders would begin Octo-
ber 3. and said all women wish-
ing to take the courses could
register with the Scout office,
Director of Anti-Tuberculosis
Seal Sales, Mrs. Charlotte Hogan,
thanked the group for Scout aid
to her organization and gave out
seals for Scouts to prepare for
October 5 mailing.
During the summer 120 Girl
Scouts prepared folders for the
Community Chest Drive which
starts in October. The Girl Scouts
are an agency of the Chest.
With part of the money made
from a spring Cookie Sale, the
Scouts bought a new Trip Camp
Trailer. It is 13 feet long, 7 feet
high and the width of a car.
They hope that someone will
donate a weatherproofed garage
with doors that lock for the new
Take Class Space
The largest enrollment in
the history of Lamar High
School had classrooms over-
flowing at the opening of
! school as teachers anxiously
awaited the completion, of the
Principal W. J. Moyes an-
nounced an all-time record for
this time of year at 1800 students.
He said that the largest previous
enrollment had been 1600. Added
to the problem of an extra 200
students, school officials actually
had fewer classrooms than be-
In the process of remodeling
the old section for special classes
some old classrooms had been
combined, some assigned to pur-
poses other than routine classes.
One of the new features is a
large, completely food’s kitchen
for home economics students.
Adjoining this is a small com-
bination living dining room to
he used by the future home-
The art department has an ad-
ditional room and the library is
enlarged. New shop rooms were
ready for students. There is a
metal shop with all new equip-
ment and two new mechanical
drawing rooms. The first week
of school while workmen rushed
completion on the boys’ gym, stu-
dents with no place to go camped
in front to watch and wait.
This year a car has been as-
signed to Lamar for a behind-
the-wheel driving course. In jun-
ior high many students receive
basic, instruction and safety driv-
ing rules. Now Lamar students
will have a chance to learn
The first two days of school
classes got special attention
from Principal Moyes who fol-
lowed his annual procedure of
visiting every room, every hour
to make on the spot adjust-
This year with the increased
attendance this work was espe-
cially important. Classes were
able to begin school work on the
first day with a minimum of dis-
WUP Party Confirms
Limited Term Policy
Holman Will Be Only Holdover;
Lanmon. Hamlett Leave Office
Reaffirming a two term policy, the West University
Party convention nominated H. E. Terry for mayor, three
new candidates for councilmen and renominated Dupree
Holman for his second time in office.
The three new nominees chosen by the nominating
committee and passed by the
This little dog wants a home. It is a beautiful blond rocker
spaniel that, because of a careless owner, found itself in the West
University dog pound. Rabies Control Officer C. E. Puffin has
dogs of all sizes, breeds and colors for people who want a pet.
It You Lose A Pooch
Call Otticer Duttin
Seventh grade students and
their parents will be guests of
the Pershing P-TA Executive
Committee at a reception in the
school auditorium September 21
at 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. A. H. Beale, hostess, said
that the new students and the
parents would have an oppor-
tunity to get acquainted with the
school and the teachers. Honor
Society students will welcome the
If your dog ran away and
hasn’t been seen since, call Rabies
Control Officer C. E. Duffin at
Has Over 100
A new Presbyterian church
serving the River Oaks-Post Oak
Drive area was organized Sep-
tember 10 in the auditorium of
the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on
Bissonnet. There are now 102
members, Dr. M. L. Purcell,
executive secretary of church ex-
tension of Brazos Presbytery, has
The new church, named the
Memorial Oaks Presbyterian
Church, is being sponsored by
the First and Second Presby-
terian Churches. Dr. Purcell
serves as temporary supply pas-
Sunday School is held at 9:45
a.m. at the plant, with church
services at 11. Other church or-
ganizations have not as yet been
Elders in the new church are
R. A. Farnsworth, Harry D.
Payne, Hall E. Daugherty, J. E.
Holt, Phil Nathans, Jr., and
David D. Red.
Deacons are Thomas T. Currie,
Thomas C. Evans, Bill Sansing,
Paul Strong, John B. MacFer-
rin, Jr., A. M. Tomforde, Jr., C.
Than* Duson, Jr., Eugene L. Har-
ris, and Robert C. Anderson.
the West University Place City
Hall. Chances are that the pooch
is rooming at the city pound.
West University Place was
without a humane officer for
many weeks until Duffin took the
job in August. During that time,
Officer Duffin says, many resi-
dents slipped into the habit of
letting their dogs run loose. With
new uniform, cage, and truck,
Duffin is on the job, reminding
dog lovers that city regulations
say pets must be fenced in or
kept on a leash.
According to Duffin, in the
last three weeks there have been
eight cases of dogs biting chil-
dren. While none of these have
proved to be rabies cases, there
is an ever present danger. He
answers calls on loose, barking,
and lost dogs every day and
averages about 15 canine board-
ers at the pound.
The owner of any dog that is
loose, vicious, without license or
rabies vaccination may be fined
$5 to $100. If a dog is impounded,
the owner must pay $2.50 plus
50c for each day in the pound
to have it released. Duffin says
that if a person is a first offender
and is cooperative he usually puts
on the minimum fine.
The city is supposed to keep
the dog only three days but often
kind hearted Duffin waits longer
for a master to claim his pet. The
dog gets the best of care during
his city visit. The animals are
kept clean, fed well and get some
extra attention from Duffin, a
dog lover himself.
A Scribbler who did
than scribble was the toast of
the Houston book world last
week. The Houston Scribblers’
Club and llarcourt. Brace Pub-
lishing company honored Mar-
ion Gumming with a dinner in
the Oriental Room of Weldon’s
Cafeteria, celebrating the re-
lease of her new' child's book,
“All About Marjory.”
Friends who knew the story
of Marion’s life said she de-
served all the credit this suc-
cess would bring her. For 27
years Marion Gumming was a
children’s librarian in Houston
until ill health forced her to
lead an inactive life.
Instead of really retiring,
Marion decided lo put her ex-
perience with children into a
creative field. “Marjory,” the
tale of a little girl In the horse
and buggy days of Houston,
makes hers a success story.
convention are Frank E.
Hangs, F,. Allan Nisbet and John
K. Mooney. There had been soma
question prior to t.he convention
as to whether the committea
would recommend the renomina-
tion of Mayor C. P. Lanmon, and
Councilman W. A. Hamlett.
Councilman W. C. Buschardt
had removed himself from tha
list of possible candidates with a
letter saying that ill health and
business demands would prevent
his running for office.
The committee chairman,
Ralph Browning told the con-
vention that the group had
found many citizens of ability
who were willing to make the
race. Because of this the com-
mittee derided that the two
term policy should he. upheld.
The committee commended tha
out-going officials for their fina
work and the convention gave
them a vote of confidence in
three resolutions acknowledging
appreciation of their services.
Hangs was nominated by Ham-
lett who told the body that as
an engineer it was a privilege
to nominate another engineer.
Hangs was born in Cripple Creek,
Colo., and was graduated in me-
chanical engineering by the Uni-
versity of Illinois. He is employed
by The Texas Pipe Line Com-
pany and has three children.
Charles Wall placed Nisbet’s
The South End Rotary Club name ^ nomination. The nom-
saw award winning film “A Let- inee is a native of Giddings,
ter From America” at the regu- Texas, and a graduate of 1ha
lar meeting Wednesday. The mo- University of Texas. He has been
tion picture, produced by Good- a resident of West University for
rich, won the Freedom Founda- seventeen years and controller
tion medal for the best film
defending the American way of
It is the story of an immigrant
who writes a letter to his family
in Europe comparing his new
home to the old country.
The next meeting will be a
barbecue at the Wilkin Lumber
Company from 6 to 9 p.m.
Clark To Enroll
In Noire Dame
Donald Clark, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Clark, 1922 Lex-
ington, and Mrs. Clark left
last week for Chicago. After vis-
iting the city several days, they
will go to South Bend, Ind.,
where Clark will enroll in Notre
Dame as a freshman. *
Local Family Moves
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Grimes
and family, have moved from
6117 Charlotte to 3806 Childress.
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KXlrZ weekly at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday — you’ll hear the
strange story of why a dis-
patcher wouldn’t let a sand-
wich come near his house for
It all started when the dis-
patcher spent many weary
and important hours during
the Texas City disaster.
You'll also hear “Neighbor-
hood News” and “Forecasts”
that will tell you of the im-
portant events in your own
It’s all for you—w\en The
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’Skins Sample Dallas Power Here Saturday Night
IfiO lbs. of dynamite
TOM BIGGS. JULIO LAGUARTO
Two “dandies” to watch
He'll fortify one 'Skin end
Here’s what’s next.
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Wilson, Mary Rich & Murphy, John H. The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 21, 1950, newspaper, September 21, 1950; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth522782/m1/1/: accessed July 11, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.