Southwestern Times (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1951 Page: 1 of 16
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50 UTH WESTER
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE RESIDENTS OF WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE
BELLAIRE, SOUTHSIDE PLACE, BRAESWOOD. SOUTHAMPTON,
SOUTHGATE AND ADJACENT AREA.
(Official Publication for the Cities of West University Place, Bellaire and Southside Place)
Volume 7—Number 24
HOUSTON, TEXAS, MARCH 8, 1951
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New Bellaire Digester Tank Is Biggest In County
Workmen raced against rain and gravity Saturday to complete the floor of the new digester,
key structure in the expansion of the Bellaire sewage disposal plant. The digester, designed to re-
duce the sewage before further processing, will be 29'/2 feet high when it is completed. This di-
mension, coupled with an outside diameter of almost 70 feet, make it the biggest sewage disposal
tank in Harris County. The project will cost approximately $85,000, in addition to the cost of eng-
ineering. City Manager John H. O'Neal can be seen standing at the edge of the excavation.
Photo by The Maurers
Scheps’ Observes Fourth Birthday
Of Women’s Wear Shop On Kirby Drive
As the staff of Scheps’ women’s
wear store at 6131 Kirby Drive
celebrates the fourth anniversary
of the firm, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Scheps and their two .sons, Milton
and Charles, can look back on a
history of growth and progress.
The store was enlarged by 50
per cent last year to afford more
space for each department and to
provide space for a new Patio
Shop, in which women’s sports-
wear is handled.
In celebrating the occasion, Mil-
ton and Charles Scheps, co-man-
agers, pledged a continuation of
the store’s policy of providing the
latest in fashions at reasonable
prices. Represented in the firm’s
stock are many well-known lines.
In charge of the lingerie and
More Baseball Set
Organization of the Little Lea-
gue Association, another “Little
League” baseball group, was an-
nounced this week by Holly Brock
of 2345 Robinhood. The league
will play starting the first week
in June on a diamond which is
being constructed by the Coca-
Cola Bottling Company on their
Eight teams will be included in
the group, with two, the Dugan
Drug Stores team and the Sam
Montgomery Motor Company team,
sponsored by local merchants.
Try-outs for the Dugan Drug
team are being held at 3:45 in
the afternoon at Dunlavy Park.
Youngsters 12 years old and un-
der are invited to come, it was
announced by J. Taylor Gibbs of
the Gibbs and Gibbs Sporting
Goods firm, who is manager of
children’s department is Herbert
Rosenthal, whose staff of sales-
ladies is well-trained in correctly
fitting both girdles and brassieres.
Just a few of the nationally-
known products offered in the de-
partment are Prissy Missy and
Jean Durain of California togs
for youngsters and Rhythm, Carter
and Tommies lingerie.
Mrs. Mae Zimmerman, whose
Ma-Zi millinery department is
well known to women of the sec-
tion, offers both custom and ready-
made hats, in addition to such
services as remodeling old hats.
Scheps’ also has a store at 244
West 19th Street.
April Flower Show
Plans To Be Made
By Whipple Diggers
Members of the Whipple Dig-
gers Garden Club will begin mak-
ing plans for a spring flower show
to be held in April at the next
regular meeting, it was announced
by Mrs. C. C. Compton of 141
Whipple Drive, corresponding sec-
The meeting will take place at
1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the
home of Mrs. J. E. Chapman of 105
Berkshire. Mrs. R. C. Willie will
serve as co-hostess.
Opens Third Store
A firm that has come a long
way since opening its first store
in The Village about four years
ago is passing another milestone
Jones Apothecary, Inc., of which
William T. Jones is president,
opened a third location, at 1601
Lorraine Street in the North Side,
Set For WU Scout
Meet This Friday
Women of the West University
Girl Scout District will meet in
the Community House at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, March 9.
In addition to regular business,
Mrs. Charles F. Schilling will give
lessons in textile painting. Each
person wishing to learn was ask-
ed to bring a small camel's hair
It was also announced that 5,328
boxes of Girl Scout cookies were
sold by the West University Dis-
trict, grossing $2,664.
Nursery Tour To
A tour of the Teas’ Nursery will
highlight a meeting of the Sprin-
kle and Spray Garden Club next
Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m.
Announcement of the meeting
plans was made by Mrs. R. W.
Drye of 4047 Turnberry Circle.
Mrs. G. W. Hayes of 4134 Under-
wood will conduct a business ses-
sion beginning at 10 a.m. at the
home of Mrs. Frank K. Smith of
Horn Civic League
Sets Safety Meet
The Horn Civic League will play
host to residents of the South-
western section at a safety meet-
ing in the Horn School auditor-
ium at 8 o’clock tonight.
Judge John Snell, Jr. of the
County Court At Law Number 2
will be the principal speaker for
Another highlight will be the
showing of a Hollywood film en-
titled “Then There Were Four.”
Narrator for the movie is James
Bellaire Commissioners Authorize
$2,000 Fund For Civil Defense
Establishing of a $2,000 Civil Defense Fund was authorized
by the Bellaire city council at a meeting held last Wednesday
night. The money was transferred from the city’s unforeseen
contingencies account after discussion of requests made by
Next regular meeting of the
Frank Burns Post 5619, Veterans
of Foreign Wars, scheduled for 8
p.m. Friday night, March 9, has
been designated as “loyalty meet-
ing” night, according to an an-
nouncement by M. C. Bozarth, post
An attempt has been made to
get every member of the post to
attend Friday’s meeting, Mr. Bo-
zarth said, and a business session
will get underway at 8 p.m. in the
Bellaire Civic Center.
Officers for the coming year
will be nominated at the meeting.
Home And Garden
Members Will Hear
Talk On Containers
The Home and Garden Club will
meet on Tuesday, March 13, at 10
a.m. at the home of Mrs. D. T. Mc-
Creary of 4110 Dumbarton.
Mrs. B. DeAlcala will present a
program on the use of different
containers for flower arrange-
To Name Officers
At Tuesday Meet
Members of the Sunset Terrace
Garden Club will hold a picnic
lunch beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday
at the home of Mrs. Leon Schindler
of 3778 Sunset Boulevard. Mrs. A.
B. White will be co-hostess.
Included on the schedule will
be the election of officers and a
J. L. Williams, Civil Defense
coordinator for the Bellaire-
West University - Southside
Mr. Williams had asked for
office equipment and the employ-
ment of a part-time stenographer
in connection with the program
which is being worked out by him
and the Civil Defense directors of
the three independent municipali-
ties. The office will be established
in the North Room of the Civic
Center. It will also be used by
Capt. R. H. Gallier, the Bellaire
Civil Defense director.
The night was a busy one for
the Bellaire municipal governing
body. In addition to opening bids
on two projects, the council:
• Authorized a contribution of
$50 to the Texas Property De-
fense Association (an organization
tttemptirig to restore the Texas
Tidelands to the state);
• Discussed the possibility of
re-surfacing or repairing North
Avenue A with Charles Gribble,
former city councilman who lives
near the thoroughfare;
• Approved installation of a
storm sewer serving Sycamore
Street in preparation to paving of
the east-west avenue by the adja-
cent property owners;
• Discussed chlorination of the
water supply with J. A. Treybig
and Jack Emmett Townsend, rep-
resenting the Horn Civic League.
The subject was tabled for two
weeks pending investigation of the
feasibility of chlorination by mem-
bers of the council;
• Authorized the preparation
of plans for raising the old water
storage tank near the Fire Station
to the height of the newer one,
adding 65,000 gallons to Bellaire’s
water storage facilities, and
Buttelmann Heads WU Civic Club
New officers of the West University Civic Club were pictured
just after their election at the group's annual meeting and bar-
becue, held last Thursday night in the Community House. Left to
right are Lee Grote as first vice president, Mrs. Warren Shidaker
as corresponding secretary, Warren Buttelmann as president,
Mrs. H. H. Milam as recording secretary and W. F. Ghiselin as
second vice president. C. P. Lanmon was elected treasurer.
Photo by Peter Whitney
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Brackman, Irvin H. Southwestern Times (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1951, newspaper, March 8, 1951; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth576596/m1/1/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.