TEXAS FOLKLORE SOCIETY
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Eighteenth Annual Meeting
The eighteenth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held in
the YMCA auditorium, just off the campus of The University of Texas,
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 1932
Program of Eighteenth Annual Meeting
Friday evening, April 22:
Address by Samuel E. Asbury (Texas A&M, College Station) "Old-Time White Camp-Meeting Spirituals"
Presentation of the songs by the Southwestern University Choir under the direction of
Dean Henry E. Meyer, Southwestern University, Georgetown
Mabel Major (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth) "British Ballads in Texas"
Accompanied by Julien Hunt, Fort Worth, who played the guitar while singing
Doyle Granbery (Southern Methodist University, Dallas) "Folk Song Hunting in the Southwest"
J. Frank Dobie (The University of Texas, Austin) "A Song, a Novel, and a Man"
- Saturday afternoon, April 23:
An exhibition by Adolph Toepperwein (San Antonio) "Actual Shooting"
(This was a postscript to Frost Woodhull's "Folklore Shooting," address, delivered at the 1931 annual
meeting and published in Southwestern Lore, the 1931 publication of the Society)
Victor Smith (Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine) "Archaeology of the Big Bend"
illustrated by artifacts and lantern slides
J. Evetts Haley (The University of Texas) "Choctaw Lore"
Harriet N. Rogers (East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce) "Play-Party Games and Songs"
Martha Emmons (Waco) "Negro Lore from the Brazos Bottoms" (Read by title)
C. E. Castaneda (The University of Texas) "Bochica, Child of the Sun--A Legend of the Muisca
Indians of Colombia"
Ruth Laughlin Barker (Santa Fe) "Witch Stories of New Mexico" (Read by title)
Ruth Dodson (Mathis, Texas) "Don Pedrito: Curandero" (Read by title)
- Saturday evening, April 23:
Jovita Gonzalez (Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio) "Among My People"
Adina de Zavala (San Antonio) "A Legend of the Ancient Governor's Palace" (Read by title)
Mollie Heilman (San Antonio Light, San Antonio) "Newspaper Folk-Lore"
Amelia Williams (Austin) "Personal Names on Texas Plantations"
H. B. Parks (State Apicultural Laboratory, San Antonio) "The Paisano"
At the business meeting Saturday afternoon the paisano--known also as the road-runner, chaparral cock, and (occasionally) as the Texas bird-of-paradise--was, on motion of H. B. Parks, adopted as the emblem of the Texas Folk-Lore Society. The drawing by Ben C. Mead was accepted as the official form in which the paisano is to carry the message of his fellow paisanos (country folk).
- Jovita Gonzalez (St. Mary's Hall, San Antonio)
- Mrs. G. B. Smedley (Fort Worth)
- John K. Strecker (Baylor University, Waco)
- Frost Woodhull (San Antonio)
Secretary and Editor:
- J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas, Austin)
- Byron Shipp (University of Texas, Austin)
- Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos)
- Julia Estill (Fredericksburg)
- L. W. Payne, Jr. (The University of Texas)
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