Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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E. J. Heiner Houston Sam. P. Herbert Waco J. J. Kane Fort Worth F. W. Kane Fort Worth J. Larmour Austin W. W. Larmour Waco S. A. J. Preston Austin J. N. Preston Austin Oscar Ruffini San Angelo Nat'l Tobey Dallas W. H. Tyndall Galveston Guy M. Tozer Dallas George W. Stewart Dallas Albert Ullrich Dallas Jas. Wahrenberger San Antonio A. O. Watson Austin

The following resolutions was offered by Eugene T. Heiner:

Resolved. That the schedule of changes be so changed that hereafter they shall be as follows: -

For free professional services (including supervision) 5 percent, upont the cost of the work, except for such work as hereinafter otherwise mentioned. For dwellings or resident buildings of all work costing less than $5000, 7 percent, divided as follws: for preliminary studies 1 1/2 percent; for preliminary studies, general drawings, specifications, 4 percent, for preliminary studies, general drawing, speci-

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-cation and detail drawings 5 percent;

Discussions were made on the resolutions by architects Eugene T. Heiner, Sam P. Herbert and W. W. Larmour, who favored the same, and Nat'l Tobey, W. H. Trundall, W. C. Dodson and A. O. Watson against resolution.

Motion by W. C. Dodson seconded by Nat'l Tobey that the resolution be referred to the the ecevutive committee for their consideration and that they report the same back to the convention with such recommendations or alterations or additions before the final adjournment of the convention. Carried.

An invitation received from Messers. Bering Bros to visit their extensive manfufactory was read and thanks returned.

Moved by Nat'l Tobey to adjourn to 9.30 A.M. Wednesday, Januart 18th. Motion prevailed.

Wednesday Morning Session

The convention was called to order at 10.30 A.M. President J. J. Kane in the chair.

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Moved by W. C. Dodson that Nat'l Tobey be invited to read a paper for the interest of the Association, motion prevailed.

Subject - Professional Practice

Fellows of the Texas State Association of Architects:

Gentlemen, two years ago at the solicitation of S. A. J. Preston of Austin, representing a committee of one, appointed by the Western Association of Architects to organize a state associaiton in Texas. I went to Austin for the purpose of assisting as far as I could in said organization.

We organized with twenty acknowledged charter members; elected officers; adopted contitution and bylaws [?]. Had a very pleasant and social meeting, and altogether a general good time, and started off with flying colors. Sometime in the early part of the following season some of our members happened to meet in Bosque County. They made a move mon the enemy and captured some territyory in what I consider a professional manner. Later in the season, some of them met in Fort Bend County, where they met the enemy again, and instead of standing shoulder to shoulder as

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the had in Bosque, they retrograded, became demoralized and were defeated, losing the territory. They had captured in Bosque in what I consider a very unprofessional manner.

Our Association met again one year ago - our second annual meeting - elected officers; well, that was about all we accomplished, I am sorry to say, and I think I will not say anything more about it. We have met again, our third annual meeting, and I hope we have come together for a purpose and that purpose is to work, work until we work our association out of the bog, for it seems to me we are bogged.

The question is, how are we to accomplish it. I can't see unless we go to work like men representing a good cause. I recognize we all have and are having our trials and tribulations and it is enough to have them with our clients and those who serve under use, without having them between ourselves by our own negligence, thoughtlessness, and I might add selfishness with our brother in the practice of our profession.

The object I had in view when I entered into the organization of this association was to, as far as in my power, cultivate and

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bring about more unanimity between ourselves. To be more social meeting and exchanging views and ideas, and by so doing improve ourselves for our own individual as well as the universal good of the profession we represent.

My aim was an ambitious one - to elevate our profession by first elevating ourselves, and to do this, we would work together as one, and to do this successfully, we should have to and would lay aside prejudice and selfishness. I thought my views and aims echoed the voices of all present at our first convention and I hope they do today as my ambition aims for the good of this association are so high now as then. Gentlemen perhaps it would not be out of place to introduce in this paper a synopsis of a short communication that happened to come under my observation.

It gave me something to think and reflect upon, which I have done. It is as follows: "Mr. ______, Dear Sir: I take the occasion of your departure from _____ to express my regrets that you deem from _____, where your family are so well and favorably known and respected. Your thorough knowledge of scientific and decorative architecture, with

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