A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 162
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162 A THUMB-NAIL HISTOY OF
citation's objects and energy were enlarged. He
recognized the magnitude of the field and the
Chamber of Commerce was organized to fill every
part of it. In the Chamber of Commerce there is
a general association, but all the details of practical
work are in the hands of special committees who
have absolute authority and freedom of action, being
responsible only to the general association.
These committees are called bureaus. There is, for
instance, the Traffic Bureau, to which is referred
all matters relating to freight rates, rate discriminations
and questions of that kind. There is a
Convention Bureau which looks after securing conventions
to meet in Houston and looks after the entertainment
of strangers who come to such conventions.
There is a Publicity Bureau, an Industrial
Bureau, which looks after securing manufacturing
and industrial concerns for Houston, and a number
of other, no less important bureaus. It will
be seen from this how thoroughly organized the
Chamber of Commerce is. One of the most pleasing
features connected with the organization is the
perfect harmony that exists between it and other
organizations working either directly or indirectly
towards accomplshing the same ends. The citizens
attest their faith in the Chamber of Commerce by
giving it the most loyal support, and it is today one
of the strongest and most efficient organizations
of its kind in the South. Its officers are: Adolph
Bodt secretary; C. G. Rous assistant sectary;
C. C. Oden, traffic manager; Jerome H. Farber,
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/180/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .