The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 24, 1949 Page: 1 of 16
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1949
fljn Per Year by Marl
Proposed Sanitation At New School Draws Much Fire
Bellaire Stalls Annexation
Move By Returning Petition
To Aid Crippled Kids
Healthy Houston youngsters go- will consist of one hour and 45
ing to the movies on Friday will minutes of comedies and cartoons
Bellaire City Council has,
termed illegal the annexation;
petition submitted to it oni ,
November 10, and thus has,be havln* a sood t,mc for ,hem- blus free lce cleam' Tlcke,s are
nipped in the bud, at leastselves and heip,n* ch)ldren not 23 cents each-
temporarily, a move to have Bel- «ulte as £ortunale as they.
Movies, which are being held at
laire annexed to Houston.
Sponsoring the movie programs
the River Oaks, Garden Oaks, Ala- for fourteenth consecutive year
, , bama, Eastwood, Tower and Bel- 4up Ri.iohirH rirrle
At a special meeting Monday . . ’ , ...... iS ine "lueoira L.nue,
!laire theaters, will begin at
Service Organization of the First
The Village and Almedajjviethodist Church, which will use
(theaters will present two separateithe flmds from the project to help
night, the City Council passed
a resolution authorizing Mayor
Everal L. West to inform the , . , . , „ |v**w *“**'*“ ......... 1 *"|
petitioner, by letter of the co«„- !sh~; on« bf/nmngat 9 ^crippled and hospitalized children!
eil’s decision |and the other at 11 am- The shows in Houston.
I Although benefit work for han-j
Jdicapped children is top among
Bluebird Circle projects, the group
jalso contributes to many other
I worthy causes.
A letter to Kellis Daniel, attor- Qfjl 0 ]VnBfT*3 S
ney for the petitioners who sought;
annexation when papers were sub-17^.^ T"1- T-Jnlfl
mitted, was sent by Mayor West * Ilcllllg 1 U XJl JiU.
Workmen are busy preparing for the foundation of
the new Wesleyan Road Elementary School. The Citizen
has learned the modern building is to be served by ''its
own sewage disposal plant.”—Citizen Staff Photo.
It outlined discrepancies found in _ _ B 1 Tl -
the petition, and informed Mr | JyJ, gill 0 Tl Si lillSS ! Mrs' Irwin Ne!ms' 4728 Mari
Daniel the original petition is, in letta Lane, chairman of this year's
the council's opinion, illegal. If the! Three sfsters—raised as orphans!benetit movie Pi-ogram, is heingi
petitioners still want an election,,by the iate 0ftie Minatra when he assisled b-v Mr5' E- V' Clarl! 0(;
they should submit another legal],,,oc tK. siat. n..!3*106 Del Monte, and Mrs. W. N.j
Sigma Xi Society
To Organize Dec. 1
Greer of the Plaza. Mrs. C. M.i
'(was manager of the State Or-
petition before December 22 if an phans. Home in Corsicana—will;------
election is to be called for Feb-jheip his friends pay tribute to Mr. H'S'htower
ruary 4, 1950, the resolution said.jMinatra's memory here Saturday.|Bluebird Circle'
I The sisters are Mrs. Tom Mc-|
Clary, Mrs. H. C. Wolf, and Mrs SouthWGStl
Willie Dell Dorsey. They will have
an open house, beginning at 6 p.m.
in the home of Mrs. Wolf at 908
Mrs. Minatra will be honor
Miss Marian Robinson, sopho-iciety. They are Mary Gene John TIT-i'L
more at North Texas State Teach- son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam *» 1111 UCl CIlIUilIuO
,e riaza. mr*. y,. m. A University of Houston chapter|er» College in Denton, arrived C. Johnson. 1217 Branard. and A campus club of Sigma Xi So ...............................
is president of the'n£ Sigma Delta Chi, national pro-jhome Wednesday evening to spend;Mary Louise Voorhees.. daughter of!cjety W1u be established at the in any incorporated area at pres-
lessionai journalism fratemiiy.'Thanks«ivin* with her parents,jDr' Bess Beaklev, 281a Richmond., Unlv8riity ol Houtton December l.ient, it is in the area taken in by
it.. 1 n 1.... r» »» r»„u 41 A* i • , • i i i ..... ..... u.
By Civic Clubs
Bv RICHARD NICHOLS
Citizen Staff Writer
Reports that the new Wesleyan
Road area school will have its own
(“disposal plant” and will not ha
connected to the Houston sewer
system appear to have set tha
.stage for action by several club*
|and individuals in the Southwest,
Bellaire and Hyde Park areas.
| Construction on the new school,
the starting of which is said to
have been caused by a concerted
effort on the part of local civic
and community clubs, began this
week. Reports that the school
would not be connected to a city
sewer system set off a series of
jtelephone calls and apparently was
'stirring^up much indignation on
the part of most residents of these
; Just what the clubs and indi-
viduals will or can do is not yet
known, but several clubs have in-
dicated they will take up the mat-
]ter at their next meetings, and
[some were discussing special
jmeetings to consider the matter.
Although the new school is not
I Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Robinson, 3747
The letter, made a part of the
resolution, not only pointed out
that 76 of the names on the pe-
tition do not appear on poll tax
or exemption lists applicable to
the city, but that in 17 instances,
two or more names appear to
have been signed in the same
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Houston C. Of C.
Elects 7 Local
Men To Board
Five residents of the Southwest,
one from Hyde Park and one trom^oiyraMMnDorM.
Riverside, were elected to the
board of directors of the Houston; , , , .
Chamber of Commerce this week.' Resides managing the Corsicana now are 30fi vo*unteers for help
S. P. Farish, 2995 Lazy Lane, orphanage, Mr. Minatra also \vas|wlth Girl Scouting.
was approved last week at
jiional convention in
j cording to information receiv ed at an education major,
j the university.
their recent annexa-
Dr. W. V. Houston, president of1 Houston .... ......
jUniversity Blvd. She will return Three Houston girls aie among Rjce institute, will represent the.tion ordinance and will become a
Da las, ao Sunday ev ening to her studies as 22 elected to Orange Jackets, worn- llonorary socjety, which encour-part of Houston when annexation
Jen’s honorary service group, at the|ages orjginal investigation in sci-jbecomes final on Jan. 1. 1950.
• |University of 1 exas. ence, pure and applied. Approxi-' Stayton Nunn, coordinating ar-
School bells called for three They are Barbara Jan Haworth, lately 20 University of Houston chitect for the Houston Indepen-
The university's chapter was one!^est University women last week. 1921 Bolsouck: Patricia Jean Me- faculty members are now members dent School District, of which the
More Girl Seoul
More than twice as many Great-!*1 th* convent,cn- The °ther was!drum Shields, 5812 Charlotte, andlBoulevard.
!of two accepted by the fraternity
They were Mrs. J. M. Jacobson. Carthy, 5002 Lockwood Drive; and 0f the national group.
3030 University Blvd.; Mrs. Mel- loan Marie Ragsdale, 1636 North
A tour of the buildings and lab- Citizen reporter that
oratories will precede the cere- school is not close to
new school will be a part, told a
taken,H chapter at New Mexico Univer- Mrs* II. IV. Morgan, 2733 Cason,j Members are chosen from the monies. Exhibits have been plan-isewer line, and it was necessary
who attended National F 1 6 w e r;sophomore and junior classes on ned for the labs. Installation cere- to plan an "individual disposal
IShow School No. 1 at the River: the basis of scholarship, leadership!monies will be held at 4:30 p.m. in unit,” and sewage would neeessar-
The guests wall inscribe their,er Houston women have
recollections of the varied career>training for volunteer work with'sity.
of Mr. Minatra in a memory|(he Girl Scouts as compared with
book, after which other frienclk Of! j he same period last year, accord-! The university's preliminary pe-Oaks Recreation Center. The and general all-around ability.
Mr. Minatra will hold similar,ing to Mrs. R. V. Lahr, 3310 Am-|tition was approved by the frater-jsch°o1 was conducted by Dorothy
™ial TnT ,0r„him FOrt berSt' West Univer8i* Girl Scoutinity executive council in the spring
Worth and Dallas, Mrs. DorseyiChairman.
"We want any and all
of Mr. Minatra to come to our
'the Roy Gustav Cullen Building.
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! By the end
friends: women will
Biddle and Maude R. Jacobs. The
only thing about it that the "stu-
. ,, Q„i'°f this year. Printed applications.|dents’* don't like is the fact that
of the month 8< 1
have completed1 Produced 'n t*ie University of they have to wait two months to
for troop committee, lead-;Houston's new printing press, were find out what grades they made on
open house and help us honor his assistan leaders, neighbor- sent to all chapters of the oi gani-
1 heir final examination.
Six Girls Vie For'Venus' Title
In UH Varsity Varieties 011950
I hood, district and standing com-j7atjon<
mittee membership. Taking courses'
chairman of the election commit- c’haPlain of the state Penitentiary Beginning in January the Girl sity, represented the university at
tee. announced these winners: Huntsville, was director of the Scout training program will begin;the convention in Dallas.
Col. W. B. Bates. 2128 Brent- Old Age Assistance Division of a new series of courses including; Formal initiation ceremonies are
* .Six girls with the main things Judges were Elmer Simmons, Dr.! Wanda Polk, 17, a
Miss Beverly Baird, daughter of cfHjrd have entered the finals W. W. Kemmerer, Welcome Wil- science major, is a
—r I,. -, , . ...... ’',r- an<1 Mrs. W. A. Baird of 2141: son. A. Ray Sims, and Col. S. D. nominated by Varsity
Ke.th Hawkins, present of the Lnoscan Lane. is soending Thanks-'or ,he t,tle of Mlss Varsity, „
Pres« Association at the umver-;„jvjneinNew Yorkcjtyw.th ^.Venus’’ at the University of:
ciation. She's the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray A. Polk of 3817
The finalists are:
Mary Lee Steinhort, a 21-year- University.
Frances Harwas, 21
wood, a partner in the legal firm
lows Construction Corporation. ;memorial service from Grandview, ed places in various neighbor- versity of Houston Press Associa-|?irls now in the big cjty>
E. A. Craft, 5219 Bayard LanejMrs- Dorsey said other admirers:hoods. For further information,tion, a club of journalism students,
executive vice-president, South- of Mr. Minatra also were expected wall the Girl Scout office KEstonelwill form the nuceleus of the new
6Wheel 111* Fortune*
Branda Blalock. Brenda. daughterjHouston.
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Blalock All six will be featured In ................. Frances Harwas, 21, is a junior
, . ,of 2241 Inwood Dr., is attending ••Artist and Models” a highlight!01* EngUsh ma^or’ 8 senior norai*lart major, nominated by the New*
..... -...........................; Texas State Department of (Orientation, Advanced Brownie expected to be ,n December. The Miss Semp|e., school there. Theiof Houston Varsity Varieties of'naled bv ,hc Canterbury Club, is man Club she is the dau*hler
of Fulbright, Crooker, Freeman Welfare, and was superintendentjeourses, Junior and Senior round- Southern Methodist Umversdv si irlg p|an to attend the Armv- 1950 an annual student show be- :he daughtw ol Mr and Mrs‘ B of Mr and Mrs. John J. Harwas,
•w.Br, Beuows, 1728 ».. s^*
Boulevard, president, W. S. Bel-jatra is coming to Houston for the|will be held at conveniently locat-jin the ceremonies. Men of the Uni-|quaintiliceg with other Houston cember 2 and 3. nalism major, is 19 and was norm- more business major nominated
j Miss Varsity Venus’ identityjnate<* Cougar Collegians, by the Society of Engineers, is the
* (will be revealed as the climax of ^*19 *s llie daughter of Mr. and daughter 0f Mr. and Mrs. R. R.
Miss Janie xSekaly has joined herithe review. The coeds will be Mrs- Stanley Owens, 563° Hoimes Sisk, 7506 Waxahachie.
jsistei, Mis. Gertrude Eilo, on the,juftg0fj jjy off-campus citizens Ruad. Tickets are on sale at Holt s and
istaff of Fannin Pharmacy in the whose names have not yet been Mildred Daigle, 19, an art major Bond's for the show, which is be-
• :Medical Center. Mrs. Eilo has been announced. nominated by the Art Club. She's ing directed this year by Georgs
^ with the pharmacy since it opened; The six were picked from 24 19 and the daughter of Mr. and Durbin. Carl Richter and Charli*
late in September. Miss Sekaly nominees by faculty judges. Mrs. S. Daigle of 9045 Katy Road. Snyder are assistant directors,
wdi handle cashier duties.
The S. M. S my the* of 4925
Beech, Bellaire. are busily making
preparations for their move to
Tarzana, Cal. They expect to leave
on December 15.
Two University of Texas co-eds!
from the Southwest area have been
initiated into Alpha Lambda Del-,'
j ta, national honorary scholastic so-
Fathers' Night Set
By WU Girl Scouts
j Fathers’ Night for fathers of all
jGirl Scouts in the West Univer-1
[sity neighborhood will be held on
Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the West Uni-
versity Methodist Church.
The object of the meeting is to
better acquaint fathers with the
aims and practices of the Girl
Scout organization, according to
Mrs. Ross V. Lahr, Neighborhood
jehairman. As a special induce-
ment to get fathers out for the!
meeting homemade pie and coffee'
,will be served, she said,
j The meeting will be conducted!
by Miss Natalie White and Miss
Ruth Wisdom of the Girl Scout of-
The next regular meeting of the
West University Neighborhood
group will be on December 14 at
10 a.m. at the Community House.
The program for the day will be
on crafts and each troop leader
is asked to bring a sample of a
craft done by the girls in her,
ern Pacific Lines in Texas andjfrom out of city-
J. M. Lykes Jr., 1004 Kirby;/"
Drive, vice - president, Lykes ^
B r o t h e rs Steamship Company,
Sydnor Oden, 1665 Willowick,
vice-president, Anderson, Clayton
Tobias Sakowitz, 2620 River-
side, president, Sakowitz Brothers.
A. Dee Simpson, 401 Westmore-
land, vice-chairman of the board,
National Bank of Commerce.
Canvassing of the ballots cli-
maxed a month of voting by the
Chamber's entire membership. The
election committee worked six
hours compiling votes.
"To have had such a wide fieldj
of competent, interested business-1
men from which to choose its lead-1
ers is mos tfortunate for Hous-i
ton," Mr. Farish said. "I am sure
Chamber members and the city asj
a whole will have reason for feel-
ing proud of the record of com-
munity leadership that will be ex-
hibited in 1950 by these and other|
officers of the Chamber.”
He said all of the 14 nominees
“were prominent and progressive
businessmen with a record of civic
service of the highest order, and
all 14 would have given the Cham-
ber outstanding leadership.”
The Chamber’s board is com-
posed of 29 members and the pres-
ident of the Junior Chamber of!
Commerce, who serves as an ex-
officia member. Twenty-one are
elected for three-year staggered
terms, and eight for one-year
Thirty members of the Chamber!
of Commerce served on the com-;
mittee which tabulated votes.
Harry B. Catlow, 2238 Dryden
Road, was vice-chairman of the
WANDA HOI K
The neighborhoods participate in fun and a chance at the jackpot on KLEE s "Wheel
of Fortune,” a Citizen Newspapers production. The sixth week saw Mrs. Jay W. Palmer
of 303 Joyce St., right background holding placard, quiz her way into finnl* by defeating
three opponents, including Mrs. A. L. McCullough, 5032 Palmetto, beside her. Talking
over two telephones simultaneously is KLEE's hard-working quizmaster Bob Stephenson.
Advertisers spin wheel as demonstrated, left to right, by Mr. Anthony, stylist of Metropoli-
tan Beauty Salon and Hyman Cohen of L. Freeman, jeweler. At right, Sandoz of "Shop-
ping and Snooping” awards prizes on Citizen's 13-week program. You may enter contest
by filling entry blank on Sandoz's page.
MARY LEE STEINHORT
WANDA LOU SISK
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Murphy, John H. & Daniels, A. Pat. The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 24, 1949, newspaper, November 24, 1949; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth566199/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.