Affairs of the Association
found a place in this Dictionary died before the professional edu-
cationist struck his pace. The discovery of "unguided" greatness
is not likely, however, to shake the assurance of the professional.
He will rebut with the question: "How much greater might they
have been with guidance ?" And the skeptic echoes, "How much !"
EUGENE C. BARKER.
Autobiography of William Hawley Atwell, Dallas, Texas. Warlick
Law Printing Co., Dallas, 1935. x, 107 p. illus.
Wm. H. Atwell graduated in law from the University of Texas
in 1891. Among the high offices he has occupied are those of
U. S. attorney, Northern district of Texas, 1898-1913; Grand
exalted ruler of the Elks, 1925-26, and U. S. judge, Northern
district of Texas, 1923 to the present. Being an excellent speaker
he has been conscripted in many causes on numerous occasions.
A selection from his addresses and speeches was published in 1929
under the title Salmagundi (Dallas). About the same time he
published another volume entitled Charges to Juries (Dallas,
1929). From its brevity one may infer that the autobiography
tacitly takes into account the volumes just named. In it the
author gives an account of his way of doing things, with his
reasons therefor and some of the results. The work of a Federal
judge also has been a bit more difficult since the World War than
it was before. E. W. W.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Texas State Historical Association and the Mississippi Val-
ley Historical Association met in joint session in Austin, Texas,
April 16, 17, and 18. More than one hundred fifty historians and
members were in attendance. The program as planned by the com-
mittee in charge and published in the April issue of the South-
western Historical Quarterly was carried out with evident interest
The dinner of the Mississippi Valley Association Thursday
evening was featured by the annual address of the president, Dr.
Louis Pelzer of the University of Iowa. The speaker at the joint
dinner of the two associations Friday evening was Dr. W. C.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101099/. Accessed February 1, 2015.