Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Members at last report, 67; member demitted, 1; new members, 5; honorary members, 16; present membership, 67; per capita tax paid state division, $13; per capita tax paid General, $19.50; Curator tax, $9.75; Texas museum tax, $1; Texas room tax $1; total tax and dues sent Treasurer, $43.90; total contributions to all funds, $187.46.
This past year has been full of interesting work and cooperation with our sister Chapters of the U.D.C. in Houston. With our Division President, Mrs. Wilcox, an ever present friend and co-worker, and the many other Division officers and Chapter members, we have accomplished much in keeping our Southern heritage in the foreground. Together this year, we have planted the Stratford Roses at the Library, assisted in hospitalities shown visiting U.D.C. Delegates from the Dallas Convention by driving them to Galveston, the Battleground, and other points where they were further entertained. As usual we share the ardio, our presentation this year being nine distinctly interesting programs over KTRH. Our President has served with other U.D.C. Presidents on a committee, to direct and disburse funds for our Confederate Veterans' Reunion expenses, donated by the Community Chest. Together, we presented General Harless to distinguished visitors from Paris, France, who were members of the LaSalle mission, and not having met a Confederate Soldier before, it was a memorable occasion, as our Chapter several years before had presented a flag to the Paris U.D.C. Chapter, named for one of the visitor's relatives.
During the holiday period we shared a Christmas party at Dick Dowling Camp for our Veterans, with the Children's Chapters drawn into this interesting work. Last December, we held a reception at the home of Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, honoring all of the Texas Division Officers, U.D.C., U.C.V and S.C.V. We also honored General Harless and Mrs. A. B. Lawrence with a beautifully appointed luncheon at the Texas State Hotel in November. Our Veterans are, as always, honored guests on every occasion, business or social. Mrs. Denis entertains annually for General Harless, a dinner on his birthday and a tea for his staff.
We procured eight Southern Magazine subscriptions, three of which we are sending to Houston schools. Mrs. Maughmer reported 30 subscriptions turned in from her district for Southern Magazine.
Installation of officers held late in May at Memorial Log Cabin in Hermann Park was quite festive, a colorful program being given under the direction of Mrs. Pool, with our Division President, Mrs. Wilcox, and our own Mrs. Lawrence, installing officers of Oran M. Roberts and David O. Dodd Chapters. The silver cup awarded each year on Southern Heroes essays was presented at this time to a student of Pershing School.
Last year we won the Historical prize for the second consecutive time. Mrs. Pool, our Historian, has submitted for this year, an unusually good one.
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