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[Building image] STATE HEADQUARTERS T.P.A.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Sept 5 1896

J. Riely Gordon V.P. Texas Association of Architects and Acting President of Association

I have the honor["the honor" is struck through] to submit the following report.

Since our last meeting we have suffered the loss of tw0 of our most active an[d] enthusiastic members namely Tom Woods of Sherman and Alfred Muller of Galveston, who were officers of the association and[struck through] lead[struck through] Mr Woods being President and Mr Muller V.P.[struck through]

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Grand Central Hotel R. OSCAR, Proprietor [blank] Manager

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Calvert, Texas, [blank] 189[blank]

Meeting[struck through] Convention called to order by prest.

the Minutes of last Convention read and approved

Report of Ex Com

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Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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little anecote. Many years ago an old sea Captain, who is still sailing into the port of Galveston, was on a voyage from England to said port in command of an English Steamer and Crew; said commander being a plain unassum-ing but a noble fellow, was address-ed one day by his first Officer in rather a pompous manner in the following language: "Captain, shall we give those passengers Irish potatoes ad libitum?" //underlined ad libitum //

The Captain looked at him and finally answered in his plain but firm manner. "No, give them to um plain filed as they are ac-customed to having um." Gentlemen, I have given you this paper plain filed and I hope you will be able to digest it without pepper or salt.

Moved that the thanks of this Association be tendered Architect Tobey for his paper so kindly read, and the address be spread upon the minutes, Carried.

On Motion of Architect E. T. Heiner that the bill, "An act to regulate the practice of Architecture in the state of Texas" be called up and read by section, Carried.

Section 1 adopted as read.-

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Section 2 to read after the words, "first appointed, shall be two for one year and three for two years, respectively, and their successors shall be ap-pointed for a term of two years". Adopted,

Section 3 adopted as read, section 4 so changed as to read: "All Architects who are at the time of the passage of this act members of the Texas State Association of Architects, and who shall produce a Statement to that effect under seal of the secretary of said Association.

Section 5 was amended as to read after the words: " this act and not members of the the Texas State Association of Architects, or who may desire to practice the profession of Architecture here after in the State of Texas (B). Any graduate of a University, scientific, technical College, or training School of Architecture."

Section 6 Adopted Section 7 Adopted Section 8 Adopted Section 9 Changed so as to read $ 50.00 in the place of $ 25.00 and, adopted.

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