The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 16, 1950 Page: 1 of 28
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Help Reautify Houston! Clean-Up, Paint-Up. Fix-Up
THE SOUTHWEST CITIZEN
FOR BOTH NEWS
AND ADS, CALL
3 Cents Per Copy
HOUSTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1950
$1.50 Per Year by Mail
Bv JOHN H. MURPHY
A significant fact about Hous-
ton was highlighted at the recent
dinner given by the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews,
honoring George W. Strake, Mose
Feld and A. Dee
As e a c h of
said when they
received the cita-
ing them for their
of all Houston-
ians, they were
receiving them in behalf of count-
less others who are fighting intol-
erance, prejudice and misunder-
But to us the entire affair em-j
phasized again how important has
been the moral force Of our peo-
ple in contributing to the prog-j
ress of Houston. The work of
Messrs. Strake, Feld and Simpson!
in helping others has, of course,!
been outstanding. But their splen-
did example has been outstand- T"\ «■ fm . . . .
scope, not because they are a chos-
en few who have practiced the
brotherhood of man.
Houston is full of men and worn-!
Mrs. Walter Craig of Philadelphia, Pa., nationally-known
expert on city beautification. Is shown presenting a key to the
City of Philadelphia to Mayor Oscar Holcombe at the Houston
Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Rice Hotel last Friday
as part of the Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-lJp campaign. Mayor
Bernard Samuels of Philadelphia sent the key to Mayor
Judging To Start Today
«n who believe and work as do the} Judging for the first, second
and third-place winners in the 14
Greater Houston neighborhoods
entered in the “Clean-up, Paint-
up, Fix-up” block improvement
contest will begin Thursday, ac-
gentlemen just named. We know
of them all about us. Little peo-
ple whose names would mean noth-
ing to the general public. Big
people, many of whom are well
known for their wealth or theii (cording to Mrs. J. L. Webb,
contributions to our civic growth, The area winners will be an-
but who are seldom publicized torjnounced next week by neighbor-
their work as humanitarians. ihood chairwomen working with
Where else in America during
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To Be Held
Bearing predictions that it will
be the best yet. the annual spring
Art Fair and Exhibit sponsored
by the Art League of Houston, be-
gins a two-day show Saturday at
Charles Farrington, chairman,
Mrs. Webb's committee.
“Then each winner will be en-
tered tn the cit.ywide contest,
judging of which will begin
April 1,” said Mrs. Webb.
of entries was heaviest from the
Galena Park-Jacinto City-North
The final phase of the city-
wide "Houston Beautiful” cam-
paign got off to a big start at a
luncheon last Friday in the Rice
Hotel. Chairman Harry Webb
called the crowd of about 400,
mainly housewives, the ‘‘greatest
possible result of the work of
West University plans to clear1
up a couple of troublesome traffic)
"bottlenecks” in the city.
Council has instructed City Sec-i
retarv Whitt Johnson and City I
Engineer Irving Peabody to work
out recommendations for widen-
ing the intersections at Sunset
and Auden and Rice and Buffalo!
The Sunset and Auden tie has
long been a source of worry due
to its proximity to heavily-trav-
eled Bisson net.
In other action at its regular
meeting this week Council au-
thorized purchase of six new city
vehicles, all Fords. Bids from Ivy
Russell were accepted on a two-
ten truck for the garbage depart-
ment. $2,762.79: two dump trucks
for the street department. $1,644.73
each, and a pickup for the water
Bids from Earl McMillan were
accepted on a ton and a half truck
for the sewer department.
$1,642.76, and a new police patroli
car, $533.90 and the old police car.
Council voted to reduce the,
higher special fee to outside-the-1
city water users to the regular
fee. Mr. Johnson reported the City
of Houston is now supplying cus-
tomers in Ayrshire and Braes
Heights areas, leaving only about
12 or 15 outside accounts on the
West University rolls.
Gala Party To Mark
They’ll light the first candle on first birthday of this fabulous
I T. W. Walker, 3515 Sunset Blvd.. The Shamrock's birthday cake Fri-!‘‘baby” will be celebrated with a
is the newly elected president. oficlay ni*ht as the fabulous, lusty couple of all-out whizzers such as
West University E 1 e m e n t a r y!*'baby” lool<s hack on a fabulous,,Glenn H. McCarthy seems to have
School’s Parent-Teacher Associa- lusty vear; a year that saw it be- the knack of putting on these days.
|tion. come famous around the world. For $25 per cover, which in-
• It won't be quite the show it was! (Continued on Page 27)
| Mr. Walker, and the other 195ft- a year ago when Hollywood stars
51 officers were installed at the by the scores came to town and jP) I k 1
[association's Tuesday evening Houstonians wandered through its | 201IIS /VIOVO
meeting at the school. They willlmahogany-lined lobbies to inspect _
|be installed at the May meeting, its beauty. But The Shamrock's f Q f HTpy
“Your problem in Houston Isn’t)
much to clean up as it is
stay clean.” said Mrs. Walter A.,
Prizes totaling $24,000 topped Craig of Philadelphia. “You are)
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Mrs. Ross Lahr
by C r u m p a c ker Distributing
2 From Here Gain
UT Speech Finals
Corp.’s $500 combination tcle-
vision-radio-record player com-
bination console will go to the
Neighborhood Block Improve-
ment entrants. This top prize
will be awarded to the most Im- Two university of Texas students
proved house In the most im- from this area will compete Tues-
proved block In all of the day in the finals of the Wilmot
Houston neighborhoods. ‘‘Waste Freshman Declamation contest,
fays this year's Fair and Exhibit! King Pulverators” from the They are Dorothea Elizabeth
will be far better than any in the! Given Manufacturing Co. will Rachemin and Richard Allyn
past. be the big prize for the other Wheat.
The works of many well-knowm homM ln lh* citywide winning
artists will be exhibited. Way- b,ook- Held annually early in the sec-
man Adams. Dario Rappa D'Opor- “But every winner, area or ond semester, the contest is divid-
to, Ethel Crittenden, Eugenia Hunt.jcitywide< and every entrant willled into men’s and women’s sec-
Helen Cruikshand Davis and a receive some sort of prize,” said tions, open to first-year students
Serving with Mr. Walker will first birthday will be every bit as
|be Mrs. Hollis Q. Boone, 42191.joyous.
Swarthmore. program chairman: And to Glenn McCarthy there
Mrs. Ralph W. Charlton, 3521 Al-jwill be, perhaps, even more satis-
Jbans. membership chairman; Mrs.faction in cutting the birthday A “cancer university” is now
C. Wardell Leisk, 4141 Oberlin, cake than there was when he cuf 'assured for Texas.
[extension chairman; and Ray M. the emerald ribbon that opened Beginning of construction this
Mason, 3401 Georgetown, public The Shamrock’s doors last St. Pat-|.vear, with completion probable in
welfare chairman. rick’s Day. Because today The 1951, of the M. D. Anderson Hos-
* Shamrock’s builder and owner can P^al for Cancer Research will
Mrs. Murray Robinson, 3515 look back on a year that saw his boost the Texas campaign against
Robinhood, education chairman: famed hotel achieve all the success cancer on four fronts—preven-
Mrs. D. W. Osmun, 3716 Ingold, he hoped it would . . . and more.|tion' treatment, research and
home and family life chairman; • teaching.
Mrs. J. W. Tilton, 3820 Browning., For The shamrock — just as *
health chairman; and A. I. Pat-|Mr_ McCarthy knew it would be) An appropriation of *1.350,000
ton Jr. 3726 Robinhood, recording _is successful. !n (acti he ad_|by the special session of the 51st
secretary. mits, it is even more successful Legislature, supplementing earlier
than he dared hoped for in such aPProPr'a"on? $605,554, makes
Mrs. J. C. Jackson, 3760 Harper, a short time Not only does it en.!available assets of more than $5,-
eorresponding secretary; Mrs. joy the spotlight o[ worid renown 350'000 f°r constructing a n d
James G. Childers, 3609 Albans,|for its fabulous beauty> its services[equipping a new building for the
treasurer; Mrs. Earleene Gary.|and it5 luxuries, but it is earninglc»nc«r hospital, a unit of the Uni-
3770 Childress, historian: Mrs.ja robust profit> and has (or slx versity of Texas. From other
John R. Mooney, 2915 Quenby, months sources $3,394,446 is available,
parliamentarian; and Mrs. H. H. •
Houstonians know that every-
where thev go people ask about! hospital, now functioning
(The Shamrock, Its name is fa-|in temporary and scattered quar-
miliar everywhere. Ilers in Houston’ will become a
I . , part of the proposed Texas Medi-
In January, a group of news-1 . „ . T. . .. ,
, , TI cal Center. Its completion, said
men, including several Houston-L R L clarki j ^
,ans, were honored with a Wc«P-|wlu make avallahle ,n Texas
Dates for the Girl Scout Day linn in Panama City by the PrMJva5tly.jmproved facilities for a
Camp for the West University,,dent of the Republic of Panama. cn.nrdinated fi„ht again8t cancer.
The annual meeting of the Hous-j area have been announced by • There is nothing comparable to
One among the many Central the hospital in the entire South,
The dates are June 5-8 and 12- American bigwigs acknowledged and the nearest similar institution
15 with the daily program begin-his introduction by bowing to the js the huge Memorial Hospital in
Emanu El. 1500 Sunset Blvd. ,ning at 9 o'clock and ending at 3. Houston group and saying: New York Dr Clark said
Officers for the coming year will The site is to be Bering Acres on “I am happy to meet these peo- •
be elected at this meeting of all Memorial Drive , ...
pie from Houston. ! Plans for the new hospital are
I "I am trying to build what will bein« prepared by MacKie &
From these smiles It's hard to
tell who had the most fun
the tour West University Ele-
mentary school students recently
took through the state capitol—
Mr. Johnson and Fire Chief Miss Zelpha Shumate, the moth-
Claud Reynolds were authorized ers an<* teachers who went
to work out and select adequate a*on*- or the children them-
replacement set for the worn out *<*lves. Photo by Wheat,
short wave radio receiving sets
which are located in homes of
Milam, 3923 Byron, publicity.
WU Girl Scout
Annual Meeting Camp Dates Set
Of Council Set
ton and Harris County Girl Scout Mrs. B. T. Bowlin, camp director,
Council is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.,|
March 28. at the new Temple
Mrs. Ross V. Lahr was reelected , .. , c . , .....
. adult Girl Scouts and exhibits of!
(chairman of the West University) .... . „ ,. . . ... ,
_ . , , , , , ' different program fields will be
Girl Scout neighborhood group at
By Rev. Overman
Two best sellers, “The Unknown
Sea” and “Hunter’s Horn.” will be
host of other prominent art fig- Mrs. Webb,
ures will display their creations. Remember, this coontest is on
The exhibit will be jurv-chosen improvement—n o t the most
• rid will consist of water color[beautiful or the most outstanding
painting, oil paintings, prints, ce-jyard and home, but the most im-
ramica, sculpture and textiles.
The decorative motif of the pic-[
turesque Art Fair will bear a strik-
ing similarity to the artists’ side-
walk stalls on streets along the!
Seine in Paris. The work of Tex-j
as artists will he put up for dis-
play and for sale.
Proceeds from tht» Fair and
Exhibit will be turned over to a
building fund for a permanent ex-
hibit building and a general work
ing studio. In addition, the re
maining funds will be distributed
in the form of scholarships to fur-
ther the art training of talented
and worthy young art students.
Admission to the Art Fair and
Exhibit is free.
Mrs. Paul King
Mrs. Paul King will give point-
ers on the making of artistic ar-
rangements at tonight's meeting ofi
Houston Men's Garden Club at|
the Garden Center in Hermannj
Park, President Jack LeClaire an-!
The meeting will begin at 8
Dr. Ernest Wright and Edward1
Courtade will be in charge of the
New members of the club in-
clude: Odin Clay of 2718 Arbor.;
S. .T. Donalson Jr., of 3768 Harper.
Frank Dunn of 1905 Bissonet. W.
H. Garner of 2724 Nottingham.'
Frank Hutton of 2121 Truxillo and
Joe Rutherford of 6110 Lake.
Mrs. Webb said the percentage
Miss Bachemin, pre-law student,
is the daughter of Mrs. Shelby
Williams, 2304 Watts. Mr. Wheat,
majoring in business administra-
tion, is the son of Mrs. Alabel sons Presenl at the rT,eetinK-
Wheat, 1530 SSul Ross.
' >Y *J§P
These three Brownies of Troop 460 are typical of the thou-
sands of Girl Scouts and Brownies throughout the U. S. who
this week celebrated the founding of Girl Scouting on March 12,
1912. Left to right around the cake are Ann Goldstone. 3009
Avalon. Suzanne Mannatt. 3013 Avalon, and Janet Perdue,
2523 Stanmore.—Photo by Parsley Studio.
Who's Got The Time?
Look out! Contest clocks have lost 42 minutes and
somebody is going; to hit soon! Many valuable consola-
tion prizes have already been won, and any day now the
big prizes are going to start falling.
Total prizes are above $1600 at this moment. Turn
to “Who’s Got The Time?” page and clip the ads! You
can win in 10 seconds, immediately, in this contest!
the regular monthly meeting held;
last week at the community house rp tj 1 C* 11
Also reelected were Mrs. Chas 1 W0 JDGSl oGllGTS
Fay, co-chairman, Mrs. Ray Ma- _ _
son, secretary, Mrs. James F. Holt, | f| nP R P\71 P WPfl
treasurer, and Mrs. Tom Bowlin, 1 U UC ■ttCYlCYYCU
outdoor chairman. New officers
elected included Mrs. R. M. Lang
ley, organization and training
chairman, and Mrs. W. B. Ruth,
Miss Alice Piercy, Girl Scout [eV‘eWf „by Re!^Con,leth “T'
executive director for Houstoi
and Harris County, was speak
er for the meeting. Miss Piercy
talked on ‘‘Troop Program,”
[stressing cooperation between b®.C^5r?.U
leader and the mothers __ _____
necessary factor for a succeSsful Francois Mauriac and ''Hunter's
Girl Scout troop. Miss Piercy’s|Horn" came f,om the Pen of Hen-
talk was enjoyed by the forty per-!!'et'e Arnow.
| Rev. Overman taught journalism
jin the Passionist Preparatory Sem-
jinary in St. Louis before coming
(here as director of retreats at Holy
Mrs. Ray W. Turner will assist)^ we believe, the ‘Shamrock 0fiKamrath* Houston architects, and
!Mrs. Bowlin as business manager South America’.” probably will be completed by
and Mrs. J. F. Kleemeier will! . , . , , , . June or July. Bids may be taken
That little story brought back to , _ . . . , , ,
serve as registrar. by September and ground broken
A training program for ^Houston a reMizution of just howjsoon thereafter,
camp personnel is planned for the w^e*y name anc* fame of The ^ ^ Anderson Hospital is
first two weeks in May, Mrs. Shfimrock has spread. the kev institution for cancer con-
Bowlin stated. * On Friday night at 8 o'clock, the trol in Texas.
n man at 8 p.m., ‘Tuesday in the
auditorium of St. Agnes Academy.
The books to be reviewed are
stories of two families against
Eight Sixth Graders On Team:
WU Quiz Kids Set For Big Contest
Have you bought that 1950
automobile license plate yet?
The deadline is April 1, and
Tax Assessor-Collector Carl S.
Smith has again made it con-
venient for you to buy them
right in your neighborhood.
Here are the places in your area
at which you may buy your
Humble Touring Service,
Humble Building. Main
Motor League of South
Texas. 4703 Fannin.
Steadman Credit Co., 2006
Gul Tourgide Bureau,
Gulf Building. Main Street.
Kelly Variety Store, 5105
Shell Oil Co., Shell Build-
No. 1—1019 Westheimer.
No. 4—711 Gray.
No. 1-1502 Main.
No. 4—3406 Main.
No. 12—3114 Smith.
No. 15—2512 University.
To obtain a license, you
must present at the time of
purchase your 1949 Texas li-
cense receipt and either the
original or phot.ostatic copy of
your Texas certificate of title.
Sixth grade students at West against the four grades along theimentary P-TA. will act as master
University Elementary School are) middle and East halls—named of ceremony. Miss Shumate will
busy priming their eight contest- West and East teams. head the trio of judges, assisted
ants for a health quiz to be pre-l Contestants on West team in- by Dr. Bazelle Frazier, health
sented over KTHT on March 23 at [elude Ronnie French, Fredericjchairman for the P-TA, and Mrs.
8:30 p.m. as part of the regular'Hubele, Duncan Allen and Olin Mildred Strange, school nurse,
weekly programs prepared by the;Lacy. Alternates are Beverly West University P-TA will pre-
Houston Council of Parent and Bevil, Peggy Johnston, Billlsent prizes for the quiz, with Mrs.
Teachers. George and Liberty King. David J. Bratton, president, giving
There are eight sixth grades at • 'the awards,
the school, and each grade has se-j East team will consist of Mary •
lected a contestant and an alter- Cranston, Martha Jean Caywood. The program will be held in the
I The Best-Sellers Forum is spon- nate. Adopting a suggestion made Gordon Preston and Robert big studio at KTHT and the audi-
!sored by the Altar Society of St. by Miss Zelpha Shumate, princi-jGreen. Alternates are Jana Me- ence will be limited to students
[Vincent de Paul Parish. Mrs. C. pal, the four grades along the sec-1 Farland, Dorothy Wilson, Kay and parents from the sixth grades
W. Stigall, 3020 University Blvd. onb flood West hall of Upper Alkire and Evelyn Fogle. at West University. Contestants
is in charge of tickets and ar- building (the old Pershing Junior Thomas W. Walker, treasurer and audience must be at the studio
rangements. Assisting her will be High building) will compete!this year for West University Ele- at 7:30 p.m. March 23.
J. P. Hamblen. Mrs. E. McMahan,
Mrs. A. L. Sudhoff and Mrs. L. B.
Further information about the
forum may be obtained by calling
Mrs. Stigall at MA-6534.
Opening To Star
The long looked-for day when
the new $1,500,000 Congregation
Beth Yeshurun at Southmore and
Tierwester will be dedicated is
just around the corner. April 16
is the exact date and Comedianj
Eddie Cantor will be on hand to
make the occasion a memorable)
Dedication ceremonies will fol-
low a banquet in the Pulaski-
Rauch auditorium of the new!
building. Cantor will serve as!
master of ceremonies at the ban-!
quet and Morris Rauch will be)
toastmaster. Louis Kaplan is gen-;
eral chairman of the occasion.
The new building boasts 14
classrooms, an auditorium which
will seat 2,000, a kitchen equipped
to prepare and serve over l.OOftj
meals and a gallery which will
seat another 300.
These two teams of sixth graders of West University Elementary School will compote in a
health quiz over KTHT on Thursday. March 23. from 8:15 to 8:30 p.m. This is one of the regular
weekly programs being presented by Houston Council of Parents and Teachers. Thomas W. Walk-
er. chosen next year’s president of West University Elementary Parent-Teacher Association at
Tuesday night’s meeting, will art as master of ceremonies. East team. left, consists of Gordon Pres-
ton. Robert Green. Mary Cranston and Martha Jean Caywood. West team, right, consists of Ron-
nie French, Duncan Allen, Peggy Johnston and Olin Lacy.
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Murphy, John H. & Carroll, Jim. The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 16, 1950, newspaper, March 16, 1950; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth566178/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.