Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919. Page: 12 of 32
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that must be provided by the Legislature
before these buildings are
ready for occupany. No delay, however,
will be occasioned, as it was
not contemplated that this plant
should be ready for occupancy until
after the assembling of the Thirtysixth
Legislature, as no appropriation
for its maintenance was made
by the Thirty-fifth Legislature.
"On account of the increase in the
cost of all building material and
labor, your board, as appears above,
was compelled to leave the heating,
plumbing fixtures and sewerage for
'these buildings to be provided later.
We beg to call your attention to the
fact that this institution is planned
so that it can be added to from time
to timxe, and when completed will
have a capacity of at least two thousand
(2000) patients. The administration
building and'boiler house are
large enough to take care of all of the
future needs of the plant. The laundry
and dining hall are of sufficient
capacity to accommodate at least
one thousand patients, and are constructed
so they may be added to
without wa*te or loss.
"The capacity of the buildings now
in course of erection, when fully
completed by providing the heating.
plumbing, sewerage, lighting, furniture
and furnishings, will accommodate
from three hundred and seventyfive
(375) to four hundred and fifty,
(450) patients, also ample room necessary
"We beg to respectfully suggest,
however, that at least one hundred
and fifty thousand ($150,000) dollars
should be mnade immediately available
for the heating, lighting, furnishings,
ice plant and laundry mochinery,
so that the plant may be immediately
equipped to receive patients. We beg
to suggest, furthermore, that in order
to substantially carry out the purpose
of the Legislature, the erection of the
following additional buildings should
be provided for at once, to wit: An
industrial building, one nurses' home,
a male chronic ward and a female
chronic ward. These aditional buildings,
it is estimated, will increase the
capacity of the plant so as to acccoinmodate
two hundred and filty (250)
additional patients. It is roughly es.
timated that these additional buildings
will cost two hundred thousand
($200,000) dollars. In the future
development of the general plans of
the' architects, additional buildings
can be added at a less cost per patient,
because the administration
building, boiler house, water, sewerage
and steam mains will be of such
size and capacity as to accommodate
the maximum capacity of two thousand
"It is the opinion of your board
that the full execution of the adopted
plans will make this one of the most
complete and modern institutions of
its kind anywhere in the country.
"All of which is respectfully submltted.
"W. P. HOBBY,
"R. M. JOHNSTON,
"President Pro Tempore of the
Senate and Acting Lieutenant
"B. F. LOONEY,
State Epileptic Colony.
The fifteenth annual report of the
Board of Managers of the State Epileptic
Colony art Abeline shows 465
male and 319 female, or a total of
784 patients treated during the year,
and a total of 520 population in the
colony on September 1, 1918. The
cost per capita for the year was
$220.08, which is the highest in the
history of the institution, because of
advanced costs of all supplies. This
institution managed, however, to complete
the year without incurring a
deficiency for operation.
The Anti-Tuberculosis Sanitorium
at Carlsbad, Tom Green County, has
made a numrber of much-needed improvements
during (the past year, in
the construction of a nurses' home, a
laundry, and additions to the store
buildings and the dormitory.
The report tor the past year shows
that 171 patients were treated, and
that the average stay of patients in
the institution was five months and 20
days. The average age of male patients
is shown to be 30 years, and
that of female patients 27'years.
Certain recommendaitions are made
in this report which' I consider of
especial value, particularly the one
suggesting a law compelling all cases
of tuberculosis to be reported to the
State Board of Health, and providing
penal(ties for the failure to report all
cases, suspected or known, as soon as
it appears that persons may be tubercular.
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Hobby, W. P. Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919., book, 1919; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5863/m1/12/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .