(Deceased)

State: Texas

City: Dallas

Chapters: 18-25 (Estimated)

Members: 4,000 (Estimated)

Convention: Dallas, TX - June 16-18, 1921

Income: $1,000 * estimated

Attorney, 23 year old, George O. Wilson elected president for full term.

Vice President: E. Fred Johnson Tulsa, Ok
Vice President: Raymond T. Wilber Springfield, MA
Vice President: Harry Mortimer Milwaukee, WI
Vice President: Thurman W. Payne St. Louis, MO
Secretary: Ewing S. Moseley Dallas, TX
Treasurer: Dr. M. M. Miller Arcansas City, KS

Directors:
 
 
H.E. Agate Elyria, OH
Weber H. Fouts Dallas, TX
H.L. Hammett New Orleans, LA
Myron H. Hudgel Indianapolis, IN
Leo W. Johnson Arkansas City, KS
L.J. Stuart Springfield, MA
Robert H. Ransom New Orleans, LA
D.B. Shrouds Terre Haute, IN
True Strong Dallas, TX
L. J. Stewart Springfield, MA
Lawrence Weber Eryria, OH
John L. Westmoreland Atlanta, GA
C. A. Willard Bridgeport, CT

Indianapolis, IN to host 1922 convention.

The second USJCC administration was akin to the typical sophomore year of a sensational rookie baseball player -- there was a cooling off period. Whereas the first administration witnessed growth from 12 to 36 chapters, it is estimated that the number of member groups following the second term was between 18 and 25.

Primarily responsible for this lean year was the excessive optimism with which it began. A budget of $16,000 had been set-up at the Dallas convention and money to meet this pledged by the chapters across the country. Had the money been upcoming as promised, the administration of Wilson would likely have been very successful, since the Jaycee budget never reached as high as $16, 00 until 1929-30.

Unfortunately, the money never arrived, which made the plans of Wilson and his Dallas backers fall short and naturally discouraged all concerned. Ewing Moseley, the elected secretary, had been appointed as paid secretary by Wilson and in turn, given the funds to hire a stenographer for himself. A few months later, both had to be released from their paid positions, since there was simply no money. Office supplies had been ordered and there was no money to pay for these either.

Wilson did the best he could under these conditions, and even spent $1,000 of his own money -- continuing the trend inaugurated by Giessenbier. As a struggling young man, there was naturally a limit to what he could personally afford to contribute and, after the $1,000 was spent the organization was virtually penniless. Only one local - Arkansas City - paid its pledge by sending the promised $100.

Known as the "Golden Tongued Orator" Wilson actually had great potential as a Jaycee executive, as his personal success proves. Left fatherless in his early years, George went to work in a cement plant to earn his first money, and later was employed at Sears, Roebuck and Company in Dallas. One of his innovations was the use of roller skates to accelerate delivery of messages from department to department.

Befriended by a local attorney, Wilson began legal studies, and was admitted to the Bar before he was 21 years old. He became interested in the Jaycee movement in June of 1919, and was made chairman of the public speaking division. In January 1029, he was named president of the "Big D' group, and then chosen first vice president of the USJCC at both the caucus and St. Louis Convention.

Wilson was a dynamic speaker with a gift for poetry, and few people who knew him fail to remark on this particular ability. Physically, he was very tall and lanky, standing about 6'5".

The 1922 convention in Indianapolis was welcomed by all concerned, for it meant that the jaycees leaders could once again meet and attempt to formulate plans for a strong and workable organization. The enthusiasm value of conventions was recognized even in those days, and it was miraculously believed by almost all delegates that the optimistic speeches which rang out at the national meetings would cure the ills of the group. Such has never proved to be the case, but, as in the case of the college which annually hires and fires football coaches, hope was still present.

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