The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 22, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 23, 1969 Page: 1 of 50
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Galleria Held July 21
At Recreation Center
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three to 18, had been taking weekly flowers, horses and other items!
t o » Shari Fisher. daughter of Mr.
Mrs. Evelyn Seastrand has been and Mrs. Fred D. Fisher 5001
directing the program. Her student Mimosa; and Vanessa Barrett
assistants were Raymond Me- daughter of Mr. and Mrs T o’
iMoli!!!' and Mrs’ J-E- Barrett. 4926 Mimosa, were among
McDowell, 4800 Palm; Julie Urech, those who made banks out of baking
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. soda cans.
Braf.h> 4612,Cedar Oaks;Stephanie Other winners were Jean Mohr
Matthews daughter of Mr. and Mrs. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
R.A. Matthews, 5316 Holly; and Mohr, 4532 Pine; Kolleen, Kelli
Consuelo Mendez, daughter of Mr. and Kyle Harper, children of Mrs
and Mrs. S.M. Mendez, 4901 Holly. Pattie Harper, 4915 Valerie; Mar-
Entries were made in five age (Continued on Page 11, Sec.2)
THt MHAHI A HOUTHWHIUN
• Weddings, pgs. 2,3,4 ^Jewish Day Camp, pg. 11, Sec. I
• Features, pg. 10, Sec. I #God & Country Scouts, pg. 2,. II
•Marcia Redifer. pg. 7. Sec. I • Classifieds, pgs. 8, 9,10
George Clark is back in Bell-
aire, with his new furniture store
at 4803 Bissonnet, where the old
bowling lanes used to be. Right now
he’s in a “pre-opening” stage,
since the remodeling of the old
bowling lanes -- tearing them out,
remodeling, fixing the air condi-
tioning — had gone on endlessly
until George’s patience ran out and
he decided to have a pre-opening
sale until he got ready to hold that
old red carpet opening thing.
I started down to see George
the other day and, immediately,
1 began to smile. By the time I
went into the place 1 was laugh-
ing. George doesn’t know why,
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The finals of the 1969 Miss
Elementary Contest were held Fri-
day July 18, at the Evergreen
Chosen to represent the Bell-
aire Recreation Department as
Miss Elementary was Miss Lisa
First runner-up was Miss Erin
Sweeny and second runner-up was
Miss Susan Allen. Both are also 8
These three girls were selected
from an original field of 83 which
was narrowed to 30 inpreliminar-
ies June 27. These 30 girls par-
ticipated in the finals.
See picture on page 6, Sec. 1.
Events included a style show
featuring members of the fashion
design and coordination class and
four numbers by the water ballet
classes. Both of these classes
were sponsored by the Bellaire
Recreation Department as a part
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MRS. LELA MC CURDY, principal of Jane Long Jr. High School
received a Citation of Meritorius Service from Post 77 of the
American Legion. Albert Moehring Jr. District 22 Chaplain and co-
chairman of the Americanism Committee presented her with this
honor. Mrs. McCurdy is retiring from the HISD after teaching in
Houston for 41 years. She has been principal of Jane Long since the
school opened 12 years ago. Photo by Peter Whitney
BELLAIRE CITY LIBRARY.
MISS ELEMENTARY was chosen at Evergreen Pool Friday night. She is Lisa Autry. Left, Erin
Sweeny was first runner up and Susan Allen was second runner up. All three are eight years old.
Councilman Gohlke and Barbara Mixon, last, year’s winner crowned Lisa. Photo by Peter Whitney
Proposed Code Has Major Changes
Post Oak (Loop 610) was placed zoning map remains at present
in a “Proposed Development - pretty much as detailed in The
Office Building’’ zone. The 15-acre TEXAN Municipal Report of June
Pin Oak parking lot was left in the 18. In this report, Mr. Springer
previously zoned PD-Office listing, had reduced the number of zoning
Two areas immediately West of classifications from 32 to 17 to
the large tract on Bissonnet at eliminate near-duplications and
Post Oak also were placed in a PD- make possible more uniform re-
office zone, and the Teas Nursery quirements as to zoning,
property on Newcastle at Bellaire More than 500 residents of Bell -
Blvd -- which had been placed In a aire attending the first Public
PD-Multi-Family district — was Hearing, which was called by the
returned to commercial zoning planning commission to obtain the
under “S-4 Special Use Permit.” views and opinions of citizens on
The Teashadprotestedthenursery present and proposed zoning and
had always been commercial, and rezoning. Another standing room
that under a new zone they would irowd is anticipated for the sec-
not be able to replace buildings ond hearing, called by City Coun-
in case of disaster. cil before that body approves or
Otherwise, the proposed new rejects the proposed new code.
Yellow Cab Co. Requests
Bellaire Area Franchise
Bellaire’s proposed new zoning
code, carrying several major
changes resulting from citizen re-
action during the July 11 public
hearing, was submitted to City
Council Monday night by Zoning
Commissioner Charles Boesche
with recommendations that it be
With Mr. Broesche at Council
meeting was Marvin Springer, Dal-
las planning zoning expert retain-
ed by Bellaire to draw up the new
code with the help of the planning
commission and a Citizen’s Com-
mittee of some 50 members.
“We took into account sugges-
tions made by citizens during the
public hearing,” Mr. Broesche
City Council immediately set
the second and final public hearing
for Friday, Aug. 8 at the Bellaire
Com nunity Center, 300 Rice Ave.
Study of the proposed new code
revealed a feeling for a reduction
in the number of multiple-family
units. One large tract previously
placed in a multiple-family dis-
trict -- on Newcastle between
Gulfton and Sunburst -- was put
back in>o a single-family zone.
And the Urge, 40-acre Incar-
nate Word tract at Bissonnet and
$800 Worth of
Richard Carlton, 4912 Wedge-
wood, reported that his house had
been entered sometime between
9:30 p.m. July 19 and 1:20 a.m.
July 20, and items worth more
than $800 had been taken, Bellaire
Carlton reported missing a
movie projector worth $600, a
revolver, $10, a rifle in leather
case, $100, a German sword in a
case, $50, and a portable tele-
vision set, $65.
A request for a franchise in
Bellaire for the Yellow Cab Co.
was presented to the City Council
Monday night by Stanley Danburg,
president of the company and his
attorney Michael C. Whalen.
Mr. Danburg told councilmen
that when the Checkers Cab Co.
(who recently took over Bellaire
Cab Co.) receives the Houston
permits they will leave only one
cab in Bellaire. One cab would
service the entire community.
Yellow Cab Co. would like to
have designated stations for the
cabs in the Bellaire area where
people would be able to depend
upon pick-ups. He also explained
that Yellow Cab Co. used direct
phones from cab stations. His
company covers the freeway area
and would come into Bellaire if he
had the franchise.
The present fee of $12 per cab
would be prohibitive to the Yellow
Cab Co. and Mr. Danburg proposed
that his company pay the fee of $1
for the 324 cabs he operates. He
said that Yellow Cab Co. operates
throughout the city and would ser-
vice the Bellaire and southwest
area with good service and rea-
Attorney Strong questioned the
insurance on the cabs and Mayor
Rouse wanted to know “how good
are the drivers?”
The Council agreed to have Mr.
Strong study the request and they
will act upon it at the next council
The Council passed the ordin-
ance making it illegal to turn left
at the corner of Ferris and Bell-
aire Blvd. There is a barricade
at the intersection now separating
Bissonnet and Bellaire Blvd.
Chief of Police Hamilton and
Fire Chief Hutchens met with
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Gurwell, Kate. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 22, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 23, 1969, newspaper, July 23, 1969; Bellaire, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth567218/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.