Texas State Association of Architects Minutes and Proceedings

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Never tender our services to a man that we know is a client of another. Stop all backbiting, shuns and sneers, and above all things, don't speak slightly or unkindly of one because he was once a mechanic and is not in our eyes a professional architect, because he has not passed through a full professional course.

If I am rightly informed, some of these men have risen to eminence in our profession as well as many others. I think we should abandon all this as unprofessional. We should set examples for other to follow. This calls to mind something that happened many years ago.

A little boy was amusing was amusing himself with his playthings and at one attracted his mother's attention and among other things said: "Mama, if I live to grow up to be as good a man as my papa I will be satisfied." That mother took this to the father and said: - "You see now, your boy's eyes are on you, do you see the example you must set?"

Gentlemen, that father never forgot the warning. That little boy has grown to manhood, and today holds a fine position is getting a splendid salary and is a comfort to his parents in

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their deciling years. Therefore let us, one and all, set examples for those that are to follow, as well as make honorable records for ourselves. Then we will elevate ourselves and our pro-fession to a standard that will be respected and honored.

I fear I am wearying you, but a word on competition and I am done. I am opposed to compitition on general prin-ciples. I think we should never enter into private compitition believing it soholly unprofession-al, but force the proprietor to select an Architect and go into as little public work as it is possible, as I believe it has a tendency to demoralize and cause deception and dishonor, always a large amount of time lost! with but very small returns, Gentlemen, I believe I have said enough, I have endeavored to be brief, and to the point, and if I have seeminly apeard to be personal please pardon me, as it was not intentional, I have thrown out hints, made suggesions and recommendations from my own stand point, and uf there are those present who honestly differ with me in their convictions, I would like to hear from them when in order, I will now close with a

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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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Section 10 Adopted. Section 11 Amended to read after the word buildings _" or presenting plans Competition," and adopted,

Section 12 was adopted after amending as follows: " Nor shall The penalties of this act apply to well Known Architects of other States, who may visit our State for temporary competition on public or private buildings, in person, and in case any work may be awaded to such an Architect, he shall be com-petlled to procure a license to practice, The same as other licensed Architects of The State, in case he remains or intends to superintend such work. In case such Architects fail to take out such license he shall be liable to all the fines and penalties of this act,

Upon The recommendation of President J. J. Kane, the Secretary was instructed to read The act as amended and revised,

An Act

To regulated the practice of Architecture in The State of Texas. _

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