"Folks, Meet Tom Wier!"
[from Gulf Coast Lumberman magazine, 1927]
  Source: "Folks, Meet Tom Wier!", Gulf Coast Lumberman, unknown issue, 1927.
  Folks, meet Tom Wier!  

This is the first picture Tom has had taken since he got baldheaded, and that's a long, long time, and, since it flatters him a little, he doesn't mind having it displayed some.

Most of the lumber folks of Texas know Tom. He is the sawed-off Secretary and Treasurer of the R. W. Wier Lumber Company and of the Wier Long Leaf Lumber Company of Houston, associated in that capacity with his brother, Robert W. Wier, whom the Texas and Louisiana lumber folks all call "Bob."

Tom has been working for and with his big brother ever since he left school, and like his brother, he learned the lumber business in the good old school of experience and hard knocks. In the old days before the Wier boys got rich, Tom used to operate their older and smaller mill at Texla, and there he got his education and diploma both. It was real work in those days to make a modest sawmill with ordinary timber go.

Then came the new deal, and the Wier boys and their associates "got right","and their big mill at Wiergate has been making history and profits ever since. Tom kept right on hustling, but no longer does he have to work 18 hours a day at the mill to make things go. He's sitting pretty at Houston, acting as worthy lieutenant to his president brother, watching the finances, watching the credits, and, in fact, keeping a weather eye on everything that happens to the two Wier companies.

He finds time, however, to do lots of other useful things. He is a thoughtful, useful, workful citizen in every way, playing a prominent part in the things that come his way in Houston, and doing them well. He served the Houston Kiwanis Club for two years as president, and made an enviable record in boys' work and other fine civic activities.

Tom Wier is using his enlarged business and financial abilities to make himself a more useful citizen, and he deserves and receives the liking and respect of every one who enjoys his acquaintance. Scotch though he is, he is generous with himself and his possessions, and in addition he is kindly, friendly and always interested in the other fellow, in addition to being a keen and efficient business man and skillful lumber man. He is never too busy to help do some worthwhile thing.

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