The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944 Page: 58
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Shine Philips of Big Spring, who immortalized his home
town with his book Big Spring, is a new and valued member
of the Association.
The Texas Centennial of Statehood Commission, Garland
Adair, Commissioner, recently issued a revised edition of A
Century of Texas Governers and Capitols, Republic and State.
Special editions of this pamphlet are dedicated to institutions
which have as their major objective the preservation of Texas
history. There is a Texas State Historical Association edition
which is also dedicated to the Junior Historians, "upon whom
many high hopes for the future depend."
Especially appropriate is the following paragraph in this
Timely, especially now, is this word of appreciation to the Hon. L. W.
Kemp of Houston, President of the Texas State Historical Association,
who rendered enduring service as an official of the 1936 Centennial of
Independence and who is now doing valuable work as a member of the
Texas Centennial of Statehood Commission.
The following letter expresses one member's reaction to the
annual meeting on April 23 and 24:
I have just returned home and before I lose all my good intentions
I want to say a few words in appreciation of the annual meeting. There
must be many members of the Association who do not realize the large
numbers of fine papers presented, the fun of the book auction, and the
opportunities for conversation that go along with each annual meeting.
I hear that names make news, so this might find a place in the Texas
Collection. But don't sign my name, for I shall probably omit some
who ought to be added. Anyway, I'll call names here and say that any
institution that brings together Texans of the caliber of these listed
below is bound to be worthwhile.
My idea is that I should like to call to the attention of the membership
that even in wartime I saw at the meeting: Lou Kemp, Gibb Gilchrist,
Stanley Banks, Pat Nixon, George Isbell, Earl Vandale, Frank Dobie,
Herbert Gambrell, Dan Ferguson, T. J. Holbrook, Donald Day, W. A.
Philpott, Jr., Chris Emmett, Houston Wade, Norton McGiffin, Charles
W. Hackett, Colonel M. L. Crimmins, Claude Elliott, Ike Moore, and E. C.
Barker. I think this is a great gallery of Texans for any time, and
anything--a horseshoe pitching contest or anything else--that gets such a
distinguished group together is worth attending.
But I think we all missed Miss Hallie [Mrs. Hallie Bryan Perry] and
Again congratulations and I'll see you in '44.
A century ago in Texas the full moon was the "Comanche
Moon"; today all over the world it is the "Bomber Moon."
Both terms have much in common in that they are used to
describe a time most effective for the striking of enemies.
Here’s what’s next.
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