Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919. Page: 13 of 32
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Legislation is also suggested for
the detention of the incorrigible
careless consumnptive who is a menace
to the health of the community in
which he may live; and for the instruction
and education of children
in the schools regarding prevention
or avoidance of tuberculosis.
The four State normals for the
year ending August 31, 1917, had a
combined total atltendance of 9,101
students. The East Texas Normal at
Commerce was opened for the year
ending August 31, 1918, and the attendance
at the five normals, despite
the effects of the drouth over a large
part of the State, and notwithstanding
the number of men who went to
war, was 8,734.
The Thirty-fifth Legislature provided
for the establishment of the
South Texas State Normal College,
the Stephen P. Austin State Normal
College and the Sul Ross Normal
College. But early in 1917, it had become
apparent that attendance in
the normal colleges of the State
would be' smaller on account of conditions
brought about by the war. It
was evident, too, that to raise the
large additional sums necessary for
these schools would impose a heavy
burden on the people of the State. At
the Third Special Session, the matter
of postponement of execution of the
Aats creating these normals was submitted
by me, and the Thirty-fifth
Legislature in that special session
postponed the opening of the Sul
Ross Normal to October 1, 1919, the
opening of the South Texas Normal
until September 1, 1922, and the
opening of the Stephen F. Austin
Normal until September 1, 1924.
The end of the world war and the
consequent release of thousands of
men and many women from the army
and various war activities, who will
desire to get firther training and
education in preparation for the work
of teaching 'will in my judgment
Warrant the building of these
Appropriations for the existing
normals for 1917-18 were $819,891
and for 1918-19 $558,504, a total of
$1,378,395. The inventory value of
buildings and equipment of these
five normals on August 31, 1918, was
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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/m1/13/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .