The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 490

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O N December 6, 1951, at a ceremony in the Barker Texas
History Center on the University of Texas campus,
Association patron David M. Warren, editor and pub-
lisher of the Panhandle Herald, was presented the Award of
Merit of the American Association for State and Local History
for the fine record of local history interests displayed in his
Chancellor James P. Hart of the University presided at the
ceremony. Presentation of the award was made by H. Bailey
Carroll, director of the Association. The award, a parchment
certificate, reads:
To the Panhandle (Texas) Herald and its editor, David M. Warren
. for their support of the Panhandle Plains Historical Society, the
far above average space they give state and local history, their work
on the Eugene Field centennial, and in general conducting a program
which could well be a model for newspapers and editors the country
In making the presentation Mr. Carroll said:
This parchment in a way designates you and your work in football
parlance as "All-American"-and in a full use of the term. For any
player to be dubbed All-American is also a compliment to his team-
mates for no man is All-American except through a lot of selfless
cooperation on his part and the part of others. In honoring you, the
American Association for State and Local History also honors the
weekly newspaper and long-suffering editors all over Texas and
America. You, by giving freely of yourself, have bought a large share
of stock in the American Way of Life.
In his acceptance speech Mr. Warren paid tribute both to the
Texas State Historical Association and to the University, of which
he is vice-president of the Board of Regents. He stated that he
was a member of and acquainted with a large number of histori-
cal associations and had observed throughout the years that they
functioned well only when connected with educational institu-
tions. Professors in colleges are the backbone of American his-

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