The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, September 5, 1947 Page: 4 of 22
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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1947
SERVING THE RESIDENTS OF HOUSTONfS SOUTHWEST AREA
Published each Friday by News, Inc., at 5717 Kirby Drive,
Houston 5, Texas. Telephone Keystone 3-1181 for editorial,
advertising and circulation offices.
Brother, That's No Indian Rope Trick! *\\
J. RUSSELL WAIT, PUBLIC SERVANT
The Citizen notes with real concern the resignation of
J. Russell Wait as director of the Port of Houston
As great and as impressive as the port is, we believe
that it can ill afford to lose this man who, probably more
than any other single person, has guided its destinies in
There are people in Houston, many of them powerful,
many of them not so powerful, who might tel) you that
J. Russell Wait is a “hard man." The Citizen agrees with
them, but not in the sense that they use the phrase. Mr.
Wait is a “hard man." He's about as rough as any person
we’ve ever encountered when it comes to protecting the
public’s interest and that’s the reason we go to the trouble
to say a few words for him now.
Some of us have come in contact with Mr. Wait in
matters that gave us a deep insight into the character of
this man. His job as port director has been about as tough
an assignment as any public servant we know'. It's been a,
lot tougher job than about 99 per cent of Houstonians
realize. During his 17 years as port director he has bucked
some persons and plans that required courage—a great deal j
of courage. But in the opinion of Mr. Wait those persons
and their plans were contrary to the long range goals of
the Port of Houston and he fought both of them with all
the strength at his command.
Th Citizen wishes Mr. Wait Godspeed in any endeavor j
he happens to undertake, but w'e hope that W'hatever he
does he remains in Houston. We think he should remain in j
public life, where his real interests are. No matter what
he does we w'ant to salute him for being a “hard man”
with the taxpayer’s dollar, a tw'o-fisted man who has done
an excellent job under very difficult conditions.
Houston's Leoding Designers of Hoir Fashions
1727 BISSONNET • K. 3-3609
YEAR 'ROUND AIR-CONDITIONING
BETTER way to iron
e Wont Forget Jamboree,’Say Returning Scouts
Fourteen Sam bet think, along with 1067 other The jamooree waa a wonderful, colorful people and plarea we’ve
Hot,a,on Area Council Scouts, in- Sroul8_ that Amerlca one preUy 1
Bj U Fvf:
THE IRONER THAT IRONS
Such ease! Such convenience! Such labor saving!
You never saw an ironer like the new Ironrite.
Ironrite irons everything beautifully and saves
tired arms, back and feet. Come in today and see
a free dmonstration.
NEW CHAIRMAN—F. F. (Buck) Wood, right, new chairman
of the advisory board of the Volunteers of America, discusses
plans with J. F. Fuller, adjutant of the Volunteers.
Plans Made to Furnish
TRY AN IRONRITE ON
YOUR OWN CLOTHES.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
HOW SIMPLE IT IS
TO IRON ALL YOUR
2530 TIMES BLVD. IN THE VILLAGE
4125 MAIN — K. 3-5.521
Plans are being formulated to
secure adequate furnishings and
equipment for the newly-opened
Volunteers of America Building at
2310 Washington, It was announc-
ed Wednesday, following the elec-
tion of F. F. (Buck) Wood, promi-
nent Houston lumber dealer, as
chairman of the advisory board of
The Volunteers of America is a
religious and welfare organization
which was established here eight
years ago by Adjutant and Mrs.
J. F. Fuller.
Mr. Wood's elevation to the post
of chairman of the advisory board
comes as a signal honor, since he
rose in a short time from board
member to head of the committee
which is composed of Houston's
leading business and professional
men and social, civic and religious!
leaders of the city.
In taking over the reins of chair-
manship, Mr. Wood declared:
“An effort will be made to com- j
pletely equip the Volunteers of j
America workshop in the near fu-1
ture so that the work of repairing
and reconditioning used Christmas
toys for needy children may be
kept oil schedule.
“Thousands of used toys are
reconditioned annually in the
I Volunteers’ workshop by handi-
| capped aud crippled persons. Ad-
ditional equipment is also needed
for the used furniture repair shop
which supplies home furnishings
to destitute families.”
Mr. Wood said that more equip-
ment must be secured in the near
future for the waste paper and
rag department, which collects by
truck throughout the Houston
metropolitan area. The sale of
waste paper and rags provides a
large portion of the operating
funds for the Volunteers of
America, he added.
Owner of the Wood Lumber
Company and the Buck Wood
Ranch at Manor, Mr. Wood is
director of the Retail Lumber
Dealers Association and a mem
her of the Lumbermens Associa-
tion of Texas and the National
"Delay Causes Decay"
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42 in. ATTIC FANS FOR SALE
JOHN H. FOXWORTH
3909 RICE BLVD. M. 2
eluding three from Southwest
Houston—Sam Emison, 2720 Nor-
folk, Jesse Dickson. 5310 Mandell,
and Lee Duggan, 2311 Tangley—
returned Wednesday from France
and the World Boy Scout Jam-
boree Eagle Scout Duggan, who
served as special correspondent
for the Citizen, summarized his
experiences in the following final
story concerning the Jamboree
which he wrote Wednesday night
following hs return).
BY LEE DUGGAN
Well, the Sixth Boy Scout World
Jamboree is over, and after a
glimpse at Paris and Versailles,
the American delegation headed
for home. We
got a little more
by waves than
we had expected,
and about half of
that they were
swell place In which to live.
There were lots of shortages and
all that, but the trip has been an
experience well never forget. Our
crew won't either. When we land-
ed at Bremeshaven, they were sus-
pected as German agents, and held
in an American detention camp.
They howled and demanded their
rights, but that didn't help much
because most enemy spies do the
same. On the trip back we passed
the grave of the German Battle-
ship Bismarck and on August 27
went over the Titanic's remains.
Saturday, August 30. was the
great day, and about 8 a.m. we
saw a lighthouse to the right. Soon
the shore was in sight, and some
skyscrapers popped into view in
the foggy distance.
“Hooray for good old New York,”
shouted the New Yorkers, and we
agreed with them.
With a band and all that, we
event, and we’ll never forget the seen and visited.
Sam Emison and 1 agreed that
Europe is a fine place to visit.
W. U. Swim Pool
May Be Located
On Case Street
West University residents, swel-
tering in the heat now, .may he able
to cool off next summer in the
4100 block of Case.
That location appeared to be the
almost certain choice for the city
swimming pool scheduled to he
completed early next year.
Officials of the pool committee,
named by the city council to se-
lect a site, said that the commit-
tee's recommendations and plans
and specifications will be sub-
mitted to the council for final ap-
proval in the near future.
Members of the pool committee
are Charles L. Cartwright, R. J.
Depen brock, C. A. Nees, J. D. Eh-
man, H. G. Boucher and Mrs. War-
ren A. Buttleman.
Jesse Dickson,, docked at 12:06 and ate dinner
that night, at Camp Kilmer, N. J.
After that, we were officially dis-
missed, and the Longhorn Troop
got ready for Niagara Falls and
204 N. Rice
In the Bellaire Community Center
COMPLETE FOOD MARKET
OPEN 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M.
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
BEER TO GO
ALL 5( SOFT DRINKS
lor 25( $1.00 per case
EARLY-AMERICAN HOME ’
Mrs. A. B. Walkinshaw lias sold
the two-story early American
brick residence at 2911 Wroxton I
to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Schroeder
for |15,000. The home has a
screened living porch and a sun
deck. Mr. Schroeder is In the in-
In Leather Goods
All Work Guaranteed
6113 KIRBY DRIVE
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A STOCK OF
$1400 lo $3350
LAST 2 DAYS
DON'T MISS THESE SAVINGS
OPEN EVENINGS DURING SALE
J. EDW. FARRINGTON CO.
Complete Line of Home Appliances
2435 Rice Blvd. In the Village H. 8270
YOUR . . . FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD
Friday, Sept. 5
at 1 p.m.
TO PREPARE FOR THE OPENING OF OUR
FIRST ANNIVERSARY SALE
SAT., SEPT. 6, 9 a.m.
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Murphy, John H. & Daniels, A. Pat. The Southwest Citizen (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, September 5, 1947, newspaper, September 5, 1947; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth567052/m1/4/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.