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Seventeenth Annual Meeting

The seventeenth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held in 
the Witte Museum auditorium and the ball room of the Menger Hotel,
Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 1931

Program of Seventeenth Annual Meeting

  • Friday afternoon, April 17:

  • President's Address:

    Jovita Gonzalez (Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio) "Some Border Characters, Traditional and Legendary"

  • Program:

    Ellen Schulz Quillin (Witte Museum, San Antonio) "Folk-Lore of Texas Flowers" 

    Mrs. Frederick M. Burton (Lafitte the Legend) "Lafitte the Legend" (Read by title)

    Mary Daggett Lake (Fort Worth) "Legends, Myths, and Superstitions Concerning Cotton" (Read by Evelyn Hornsby Mims)

    Sarah King (San Antonio) "Legends of San Antonio" 

    A. W. Eddins (San Antonio) "Some San Antonio Traditions" 

  • Friday evening, April 17:
  • Julia Estill (Fredericksburg) "Grandfather Wiley and His Dream" 

    Edgar B. Kincaid (Sabinal) "The Mexican Pastor" 

    Betty Smedley (Fort Worth) "One Hundred Years After" 

    J. Marvin Hunter (Frontier Times, Bandera, Texas) "Was Big Foot Wallace Responsible for the Legend of the Headless Horseman?" 

    J. Evetts Haley (The University of Texas, Austin) "Herbal Remedies of a Texas Naturalist" 

    J. Frank Dobie (The University of Texas, Austin) "Coronado's Children Tell More Tales" 

  • Saturday afternoon and evening, April 18:
  • Ada Belle Noyes Muegge (Brenham) "It Rained Fish and Bull Frogs" 

    Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos) "Citified Negro Work Songs Versus the Real Thing" 

    George Keith Gordon (San Antonio) "Captain Kidd's Treasure" 

    H. B. Parks (San Antonio) "Razorback Lore" 

    Clyde Chew Glascock (The University of Texas, Austin) "Treasure Hunting in Masterpieces of Spanish Fiction" 

    Henry Yelvington (San Antonio) "The Haunted Ranch" 

    Carlos E. Castanieda (The University of Texas, Austin) "Indian Folk-Lore of East Texas" 

    Riley Aiken (Musquiz, Coahuila) "Mexican Folk Tales Below the Rio Grande" 

    Frost Woodhull (San Antonio) "Shooting Traditions of the Southwest" 

    Lola Ramos and Richardo Ramos (San Antonio) "Mexican Songs and Dances" 

    L. W. Payne, Jr. (The University of Texas, Austin) "Something About the Texas Folk-Lore Society" 

  • Officers:

  • Jovita Gonzalez (St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio)

    First Vice-President:
  • Mrs. Bruce Reid (Port Arthur)

    Second Vice-President:
  • Rebecca Smith (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth) 

    Third Vice-President:
  • Frost Woodhull (San Antonio)

    Secretary and Editor:
  • J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Byron Shipp (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Dr. L. W. Payne, Jr. (University of Texas, Austin)
  • David Donoghue (Fort Worth)
  • John K. Strecker (Baylor University, Waco)

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