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     Again we continue with selected items from THE TEXAS PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION BULLETIN, Volume 47, Number 2 (March 1926), which was published in Forney, Texas. (Surnames are capitalized for emphasis and some punctuation may be added for clarity.)

     Page 10 – F. A. CORDELL of El Paso authored the article, “The Necessity of Passing Price Standardization and Why Each Druggist Should Help in This Work.” The article includes his picture.

     A short article on the same page concerns the fourth Annual Drug Show, scheduled to take place in Dallas. Sam P. HARBEN, manager, provided the publicity notice.

     J. I. STALEY, Frank HALEY, and F. E. HALL incorporated Halsey Drug Company in Wichita Falls.

     “Don YATES, who was with the San Antonio Drug Company, of San Antonio, Texas, twenty years and was its assistant general manager, is now general manager for Rogers Hill & Co. in that city.”

     Page 11 contains a picture of Loyd (sic) B. MITCHELL of Dallas, who was a long-time employee of the Crowdus Drug Company plant.

     Also on page 11 – “Oscar C. LANG, president and general manager of the Houston Drug Company, Houston...died at his home there on December 11 at the age of 37 years. He had been connected with the company sixteen years. He had been secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of that city and president of the Kiwanis club and was one of the founders of the Community Chest. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Houston Country and other clubs. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.”

     The Texas Drug Company of Dallas re-elected these officers at its annual meeting:

J. T. COULSON, President;

Rosser J. COKE, Vice-President;

Earl C. SCOTT, Secretary; and

R. M. ROWE, Treasurer.

     Page 12 – “The Abilene Reporter of March 14th, carried a front page story of Harvey L. HAYS, in which a very interesting account of his business career is given. He puts his age 33, which is a conservative figure. What he lacks in actual years is made up by a vast and valuable experience which he has acquired at Clyde, where he mixed powders and rolled pills for a number of years. He outgrew the old home town and is now making the populace of Abilene set up and take notice. He is past president of the West Texas Druggists Association and member of the State Association.” His picture also appears on the page.

     “Fred V. ALTER has been installed as president of the San Antonio (Texas) Retail Druggists’ Association....”

     “Albert F. MUNSTER was elected a director of the San Antonio (Texas) Drug Company...The company re-elected Albert KRONKOSKY as chairman of the board of directors and William OCHSE as president.”

(To be continued)

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