Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Members at last report, 67; new members, 2; deceased members, 2; honorary members, 21; present membership, 67; per capita tax paid state division, $34.50; per capita tax paid General, $13.80; Curator tax, $10.35; Texas museum tax, $1; Texas room tax $1; total tax and dues sent Treasurer, $60.65; total contributions to all funds, $209.65.
Chapter held 10 business meetings, two called meetings and nine historical meetings. We gave two benefit card parties, one in October and one in the spring and a benefit chile supper in February at the home of our President, Mrs. Dennis. Late in the spring we gave an organ recital and book review tea at the Hammond Organ Studio.
Our installation of officers, held at the old historical log cabin in Hermann Park under the direction of our Historian, Mrs. Poole, was a colorful event. About 100 guests were present.
The silver cup awarded each year to the student submitting the best essay on a Southern hero was presented to Jean Krausse , a student of Sidney Lanier High School.
We gave a Christmas party for members at the home of our President. Mrs. Krick was hostess for a tea at the home of Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, honoring Gen. N. B. Harless and his staff. According to our annual custom, General Harless was honored with a birthday party at the home of our President. Another outstanding social event of the Chapter was the Anniversary Tea given at the home of Mrs. H. G. Sandland. April 26th, Confederate Memorial Day, we held a beautiful memorial service in the Episcopal Church and after the service decorated the graves of Veterans.
At a cost of $25, we had painted a large reproduction of a picture of Oran M. Roberts and presented it to Oran M. Roberts School in Houston, with all due ceremony. At the same time, our Children of the confederacy had a tree planting on the campus.
We assisted other local Chapters in entertaining the Veterans with a Christmas party and in presenting baskets of Christmas goodies to the staff of KTRH in appreciation of their interest shown in our programs during the year. We also gave Christmas baskets to needy members.
We shared the nurse's expenses with the other Chapters during the illness of one of our Veterans, the late Mr. West.
We attended the District meeting held in League City.
We presented two framed Jefferson Davis Highway mps to schools, placed Southern magazines and other literature in school libraries.
We observed all U.D.C. holidays, took part in the Armistice Day parade and gave a radio program one day each month.
Eight subscriptions to the Bulletin were made by different members, one of these to be sent to our Historian to be used at our historical meetings. We gave $2.50 for the Veterans' Christmas party; $1 for Disabled War Veterans' Children's party at Christmas; $2.50 for Veterans at Austin; $5 to the Norma V. Randolph fund; $5 to the Cornelia Branch Stone fund; $5 for Jefferson Davis monument to be erected in Montgomery, Alabama. Our total expenditures amounted to $209.65.
We won the Barrett Loving Cup, also the $10 cash prize at the Division Convention for the largest and best collection of old letters, original essays and poems of Southern history.
 Miss Jean Hamilton Krausse is born on 29 Aug 1924 in Harris Co., TX and is the daughter of Rudolph M. and Jean Krausse. She is later married to Lewis James Davies and had a son, Lewis James Davies, Jr.
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