The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 24, 1970 Page: 1 of 40
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Methodists Open 'Oliver’ Tonight
Bellaire Methodist Church
youth will present their annual
summer musical starting tonight
at 8 p.m.
The show, "Oliver,” will also
be given Thursday and Friday
nights, June 25 and 26, in the
Bellaire Methodist Fellowship
Hall. Admission is $1.
With music by Lionel Bart
and story by Dickens, the show
will tell the story of Oliver
Twist and his trials in and out
of a den of thieves.
Mendy Mendenhall, well known
young choreographer, is in
charge of production with Mr.
and Mrs. Earle B. Lowder di-
recting the music.
Oliver will be portrayed by
Barry Adkins; Fagin is Rick
Pappas; Bill Sykes is Dale Wil-
son; the Artful Dodger, Craig
Malone, and Nancy is Nancy
Other cast members include
Ann Cope, Rick Ridley, Martha
Riggs, Mark Malone, John Lan-
don, Susan Lunday, Diana Shipps,
Jim Thomas, Scott Simpson,
Gayle Hall, Randy Lane, Barbara
Paape, Patty Shipps, Clifton Col-
lins, Lynne Pappas, Teresa Bra-
zell, Margie Harris, LloydSmith
and William Callaway.
Also, Leslie Goens, Carolyn
Williams, Mark Hardwick, Ka-
ren Schmidt, Debbie Bush, Jan
Whatley, Susan Hume, Karla
White and Lynda Burnside.
The chorus members are Pa-
tricia Bailey, Brenda Bassham,
Kathy Bennette, Nelda Black-
burn, Cindy Burdette, Denny
Burnside, Carol Cooley, Deb-
bie Deans, Dennis Dickinson,
Pam Donahue, Bea Enriquez,
Gordon Hall, Walt Haralson, Eric
Harris, Jeff Harris, Kyle Lacy
and Lynne Lambert.
Also, Bill Lamont, Debbie La-
mont, Renee Lawson, Amy Loop-
er, Shelia Matticks, Diana Mc-
Clenny, Lucy Niemi, Cathy Paa-
pe and Susan Parker.
Also, Sandra Peipenbrok.Bec-
ki Robbins, Susan Rohrbach, Ca-
rol Sanders, George Spencer,
Lou Ann Stone, Paulette Toell-
ner, Susan Tysor, Pam Wilk-
inson and Laurie Williford.
THE BELLAIRE A SOUTHWESTERN
A COMMUNITY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
VOL. 17 NO. 17
JUNE 24, 1970 io? -$3 per year
• Scene: Houston, page 10
• Church Activities, sec. II
• Post Oak Patter, sec. II
• Brides, pages 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
# Classified, sec. II
® Chamber Action, page 10
OPENS TONIGHT - “Oliver” is being pushed around pletty rnich
these days at Bellaire Methodist Church as the youth prepar^Tor
their annual musical. Cast members include (1. to r.) Dale Wilson
as Bill, Barry Adkins as Oliver, Rick Pappas menaces as Fagin
and Nancy Suggs as Nancy.
Council Hears Report
On City Ambulances
Rebelettes Name New Officers
The Westbury Rebelettes will
be led by Col. Mary Ball of
5051 Yarwell, for 1970-71 school
year. Lt. Col. Candy Brady was
selected to be second in command
and in charge of the Reserves,
Other high ranking officers
are Dee Dee Scott, 4109 Wood-
fox, bugle major; Sharon Dud-
ley, 5955 Beaudry, drum ma-
jor; Celinda Johnson, 4325 Ha-
zelton, fife major; and Mtlene
Henley, 5818 Cheena, adjutant
The corp officers are Becky
Bowers, 6007 Vickijohn, bugle
captain; Suzanne Michael, 4818
Waynesboro, drum cantain; and
Tia Cruse, 5810 Effingham, fife
captain. Also Nancy Martin, 10205
Bassoon, bugle sergeant; and
Sharon Kleeman, 5214 Still-
brooke, fife sergeant.
Staff officers are Lana Set-
ers, 5262 Briarbend, captain of
records; Sally Taylor, 4506 Way-
nesboro, captain of finance; and
Barbie Dixon, 4609 Kinglet, eap-
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Bellaire City Fathers heard
reports from two Harris County
police chiefs on the operation of
city-owned ambulance services
at the regular monthly meeting
of the Harris County Mayors and
The topic of the evening’s dis-
cussion is beginning to be of
more interest to Harris Coun-
ty's smaller cities in light of the
City of Houston’s decision todis-
continue licensing private ambu-
lances services and operate a
Houston took action on con-
trolling ambulances after num-
erous complaints of bad service
given by some of the privately-
owned services. Houston’s am-
bulances will operate through
their fire department.
The two cities represented La
Porte and Pasadena, both had the
ambulance problem dropped in
their laps in 1967, when funeral
homes operating ambulances in
their cities could no longer af-
ford to continue their service.
Both cities had to turn oper-
ation of the emergency vehicles
over to their police departments.
In La Porte, the funeral home
gave the city its ambulance and
all the necessary equipment. The
police department added (women
and use off-duty policemen to op-
erate the ambulance.
The La Porte chief estimated
the cost to the city for operating
the service to be around $25,000.
Pasadena had two choices. The
first was that the home would
donate all their eqquipment to
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City Boundaries Confuse Drivers
Bellaire Citizens Respond
To City Hall’s Request
Bellaire citizens are respond-
ing to the request from City Hall
that they ha*e their dogs vaccin-
ated and get a city tag.
Police spokesmen report that
approximately 50 dogs were re-
gistered last week and that 11
tags were sold since Thurs-
The main purpose of the tags,
according to City Manager Gary
Summers, is to have a record
of whether or not the animal
has had a rabies vaccination.
“You can imagine the mental
anguish a family goes through, not
knowing if the dog that has bit-
ten their child has been vaccin-
ated or not,” he said.
Presently City Health Direc-
tor Charles Hinze is going over
ordinances from other cities that
control the problem of loose
roaming dogs. He was asked by
City Council to come up with
suggestion that would put some
teeth into the exisiting ordi-
Bellaire now requires that dogs
be kept in some type of enclo-
sure or on a leash when being
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“As complicated as a Chinese
puzzle” are the boundaries of
Bellaire, says Capt. J.H. Wheat-
ley of the Police Department.
And drivers who have acci-
dents sometimes don’t know whe-
ther they’ve skidded in Houston or
The two most confusing areas,
said Capt. Wheatley, are Maple-
ridge Street and Bissonnet.
Mapleridge, between Ever-
green and Bisonnet, is the Bel-
laire City limit. And the street
is divided right down the mid-
dle, with the east side in Bel-
laire and the west side in Hous-
Capt. Wheatley said the city
has tired to give the whole street
to Houston, but is awaiting ac-
tion by the Houston City Council.
Until the problem is settled,
however, drivers and police will
have trouble deciding jurisdic-
tion, he said.
The other most confusing area
is Bissonnet behind the Trian-
gle. Going west, the 5400, 5500
and 5600 blocks are in Houston.
On either side of this area, Bis-
sonnet is in Bellaire.
“We get a lot of calls in these
two areas,” said the captain. "A
lot of the time its in Houston’s
jurisdiction, and we administer
first aid and stand by till Hous-
But Capt. Wheatley has a solu-
tion for confused motorists —
“If you’re in the immediate
area or have some doubt as to
jurisdiction, call us. We’ll deter-
mine whose area the accident is
in, and we’ll call the Houston Po-
“It will save time.”
Baptists Set Patriotic Program
The Sanctuary Choir, Youth
Choir, and Handbell Choir of
Sharpstown Baptist Church, 7000
Bellaire Blvd., will lead the con-
gregation in a Patriotic program
on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30p.m.
An uonor guard from the Hous-
ton Marine Reserve Unitwill bea
part of the program.
The Sanctuary Choir and in-
strumental ensemble will sing
"The Testament of Freedom”by
Randall Thompson. This musical
work is from the writings of
Thomas Jefferson and was com-
posed in honor of the two-hun-
drenth anniversary of his brith.
The Handbell Choir will sing
John Phillip Sousa "Stars and
Stripes Forever.” The congre-
gation will sing patriotic songs
and the members of the congre-
gatibn who are in the military
service will be honored.
The public is invited to attend
CHAMBER’S BANQUET - John “Red” Murff, (1.) the former Mil-
waukee Braves pitcher and now ascoutforthe Montreal Expos, was
the guest speaker at the Greater Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
banquet that honored Bellaire High School’s baseball team June 16.
Standing with Murff are Norman Gauerke, chairman of the Cham-
ber’s business division and Ray Knoblauch, baseball coach at Bel-
laire. See story page 2.
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Burleson, Darlenna. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 24, 1970, newspaper, June 24, 1970; Bellaire, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth567108/m1/1/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.