The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 24, July 1920 - April, 1921

News Items

NEWS ITEMS
In the Galveston News of October 31, 1920, appeared an excel-
lent biographical sketch of Colonel Edward B. Cushing, by Mr.
Hamp Cook.
The organization of the Texas State Teachers' Association at
Austin, January 28, 1879, and the connection of this movement
with the founding of Sam Houston Normal Institute and of the
University of Texas are traced by Mr. R. C. Crane in an article
published in the Dallas News of December 5, 1920.
The heroic portrait of Sam Houston, painted by Stephen Sey-
mour Thomas, was formally presented to the city of Houston, at
the University Club, on January 5, 1921. The Post of January
6 published an account of the proceedings and pictures of Mr.
Thomas and of the painting. The painting is a gift from the
artist.
With the issue of July 15, 1920, the Breeder's Gazette began
the publication of "A Ranchman's Recollections," dealing with the
origin of the cattle industry in the Southwest and of the American
packing industry, written by Frank S. Hastings, manager of the
S. M. S. Ranch.
Mrs. J. C. Terrell died October 16, 1920. She was deeply in-
terested in the library movement of Texas, and for several years
was chairman of the State Library and Historical Commission.
Walter Gresham, of Galveston, died in Washington, D. C.,
November 6, 1920. For forty years Mr. Gresham was a member
of Galveston's deep water committee, and represented that city
in the efforts to improve the port.
Major George W. Littlefield, capitalist and philanthropist, died
at his home in Austin, November 10, 1920. Major Littlefield
was a life member of the Texas State Historical Association. In
his will he added $100,000 to his earlier gift of $25,000 to endow
a Southern History Fund in the University of Texas.

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