The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 20, 1971 Page: 1 of 32

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’RAISE' BUDDHA - Mrs. Johnnie Lingo and Edward Teas discuss
he oriental art and shurbbery lor the 13th annual Antique Show to
>e held at the Community Building Oct. 28-30. Mrs. Lango is in
Charge of decorating the building. —TEXAN PHOTO by Don McKinney
Speech tourney
nation’s largest
Bellaire High School holds its
16th Annual Speech Tournament
this year on Oct. 29 and 30
(Friday and Saturday). Long
known as the largest tournament
in the nation, over 4,000 entires
are expected this year. This
means at least 3,500 judges are
needed to keep the tournament
running. Obviously the tourna-
ment must now be considered a
community project as the qual-
ified adults of the Southwest area
are called upon to donate an hour
of their time to judge a round of
a speech event.
The qualifications are not at
all hard to meet. The tourna-
ment is not looking for speech
technicians or drama critics.
The young people entering have
been trained with the goal in
mind to appeal to the informed
and educated person. Basically
this means someone willing to
There are a variety of events
to choose from, so a judge can
easily see whatever event he
would enjoy most judging. The
various events are:
Poetry Interpretation - stu-
dent interprets a selection from
literature of merit and artistry.
Dramatic Interpretation - stu-
dent interprets a dramatic piece
of literature by portraying at
least two characters completely
Humorous Interpretations -
Humorous scenes are interpreted
Entertainment Speaking - ori-
ginal speech, the purpose of which
is to entertain the audience.
Extemporaneous Speaking - the
entry is given the topic of a speech
and expected to speak on that topic
30 minutes later. The topics are
on current affairs and the contes-
tant is not allowes any pre-prep-
aration on his speech, such as
readymade speech on his topic.
Oratory - original speech, per-
taining to a timely and worth-
while subject
Duet-Acting - two contestants
present a scene as an experi-
ment in group theatre which pre-
sents such challenges as char-
acter portrayal.
Debate - (Standard and Novice)
- two two-man teams debate at
topic “Resolved: that the jury
system in the United States should
be significantly changed.” thru
a series of speeches.
Debate: Cross-Examination -
the same as Standard or Novice
debate with the added attraction
of the Teams’ being able to ques-
tion each other directly between
speeches (this is considered the
most advanced form of debate.
If you are interested in donat-
ng an hour of your time to judge
,n of these speech events please
ontact Tricia McMillan (chair-
nan of judges), 5616 Pine, 774-
1879 or Ben Webb, 5735 Grape,
meets in
Members of the Gulf Coast
Public Safety and Communica-
tions Association met in Bellaire
last Thursday ina meeting hosted
by the Bellaire Police Dept, and
member/dispatcher Mary Jo
Featured speaker of the busi-
ness meeting was Gus George,
formerly with the Harris County
Sheriffs Dept, for 17 years, who
spoke on communications in law
enforcement. Mr. George was
introduced by Bellaire Assistant
Chief J. Wheatley.
Membership in the association
is estimated at well over 100 and
still growing. The next scheduled
meeting is Dec. 2 in Cleveland,
VOL. 18, NO. 32
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Glenmontpaving project
repealed by council
Following the tension of the last
council meeting, this week’s was
calm and orderly with few temp-
ers even reaching the “pink”
zone. The matter of the Glenmont
paving and improvement passed
out of existence for the time being
with Councilmen approving un-
nanimously the repealing of the
ordinance that began the whole
With no debate and no audible
sighs the matter passed from city
business with the precision of a
well oiled machine. But if this
was only a passing matter, coun-
cil made up for it by initiating
the first steps for the sale of part
of the newly passed bond Issue and
the lengthly read for federal as-
sistance on the sewer project.
Councilmen gave their approv-
al to a resolution that would allow
City Manager Tom Heffington to
sign the preliminary applications
for grants from the federal gov-
ernment to the large overhauling
of the city’s sewer lines and plant
to bring it inline with the new
standards being set by the Texas
Water Quality Control Board and
the federal Environmental Pro-
tection Agency.
One of the first steps will be
getting clearance from the grants
from the Houston-Galveston Area
Council that has the say-so over
federal monies granted in this
area. Even though this is a first
step it will many months before
Corney set on Boulevard
If the boulevard seems to have
taken on a festive air yesterday
it could be because of the season
but more than likely it is because
the Jaycee sponsored carnival on
the green area began yesterday.
Council approved a request
from Gary Wight of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce to hold the
carnival on the site after he pre-
sented proof of insurance liabili-
ty and verified that the show
was “clean” and would have no
The carnival will last through
Sunday with area merchants giv-
ing discount tickets with pur-
chase. The carnival is a fund
raising project for the Jaycees.
No ties this week
The good folks playing the foot-
ball contest are really getting
sharp, this week we had 15 en-
tries with 15 out of 17 correct
but that wasn’t good enough to
Glenn Whileyman of 5631
Sylmar came up with the win-
ning entry of 16 out of 17 cor-
So next week someone will have
to top this with an all correct
the fruits of the applications
manages to spring forth from the
miles of red tape that accom-
panies such grants.
In other council action, the city
accepted the low bid from Cour-
testy Chevrolet for the new police
cars. The new cars will cost the
city $10,244.50 which is lower
than the price of the present set
of cars in use, according to Hef-
The city also accepted a low
bid on asphalt from Parker Bro-
thers Company for $6.25 per ton.
Council also approved an ordl-
nance expanding the Planning
Commission from five to seven
members and in a following ordi-
nance named seven citizens to the
board: .E. Stinnett Jr,, Robert
B. Faulkner, Dan M. Elkins, V.N.
Bednarski, L.A. Rainey HI, Hugh
Whaley and Oran C. James.
Some question was raised as
to the eligibility of L.S. Rainey
III. No one at the council table
was sure whether Rainey was
Precinct chairman. There was
not enough time before press
deadline to verify whether he did
hold the position or not. The city’s
charter forbids anyone from
holding two appointed positions
of this nature.
Council rounded the evening
out by setting a public hearing
for Nov. 15 for the rezoning of
two lots in block 41 of the South-
dale Addition. Mayor J. Grant
Webster reminded council that
the two lots had been mistaken-
ly colored the wrong zone when
the city’s zoning map was print-
ed. The lots would be rezoned to
district "O” if council approves
after the hearing.
SHOWN AT THE GCPSCA meeting are left to right, M.J. Terrill, secretary, treasurer, parlia-
mentarian, Floyd Ward of the Texas Department of Corrections m Sugarland, second vice presi-
dent, and Bellaire Assistant Chief Wheatley.

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McKinney, Don & Pettigrew, Terrilee. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 20, 1971, newspaper, October 20, 1971; Bellaire, Texas. ( accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.

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