Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
All dues and assessments sent before March 1st.
Nine regular meetings held. Three special meetings were held, one with Houston UDC Chapters at the University of Houston Library.
All Historical programs follow outline of Division and General Historian.
Five members attended one local, two Historical and one Patriotic meeting, held in Houston.
Four members attended convention at El Paso.
We observed Lee, Jackson and Maury Honor days in January, Sidney Lanier and our 50th Anniversary in February.
At District 1 meeting at League City, 11 members attended, one of our CofC members served as a page, and we won a prize for the best report.
On Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, appropriate services were held at the First Methodist Church, other Houston chapters joining us in this commemorative program. Prof. R. B. Ransom of the University of Houston, gave an inspiring address and a Cross of Military Service was awarded at this time to Richmond D. Branum. Flowers were afterward placed on Confederate Solders' graves.
Jefferson Davis' birthday was observed with a special program with installation of Chapter and David O. Dodd CofC officers. A report was given by Doris Ann Hartell on the CofC convention held at Wharton, June 5th, and a Cross of Military Service was awarded to Miss Josephine Frick.
Eight of our members took part in a radio program, singing Dixie.
We have 20 subscriptions to the UDC Magazine.
Eleven CofC members were present at our Christmas Party, at which time we presented their certificates, and a small silk Confederate Flag to each one.
This year we have given these items:
To the University of Houston - one subscription to the UDC Magazine, one book and $5 to purchase two books on Southern History.
To the Park Place Library - two historical novels, six bound volumes of National Geographic Magazine and $5 to purchase a book on Confederate History.
To the Public School Business Office, 1 subscription to the UDC Magazine.
To Oran M. Roberts School, 1 subscription to the UDC Magazine.
Our publicity has been, 60-inches and two pictures.
We assisted one member in procuring a Government gravemarker.
Benefits given to raise funds this year have netted $295.
Three new flag stands were purchased and presented to the Chapter.
Sick and bereaved members are always remembered with visits, flowers and cards.
Patriotic activities include: Sending 100 pounds of clothing to Europe, 10 pounds to CARE, six sheets to the Cancer Clinic, 200 pounds magazines to hospitals, gave $3 to the March of Dimes; $10 to the United Fund.
UDC Chapter pledges and contributions: Lee & Jackson Memorial, $10; Miss Katie Daffan Memorial, $5; CofC Chapter for delegates' expenses to convention, $5; UDC Memorial Building assessment, $134; total contributions for the year, $320.
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