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Nineteenth Annual Meeting

The nineteenth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held 
on the campus of Baylor University, Waco, Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 1933 
Owing to the death of John K. Strecker, president, during the year, Martha Emmons, 
long an active member of the Society and a resident of Waco, took the responsibility 
of getting the program up, and she presided.

Program of Nineteenth Annual Meeting

  • Friday afternoon, April 21:

  • Program:

    Rabbi Wolff Macht (Waco) "The Psychology of Folklore" 

    H. B. Parks (San Antonio) "Tales Wet and Dry" 

    Professor Clyde C. Glascock (The University of Texas) "Archaeological Treasures of Monte Alban" 

    Elma Heard (Lufkin) "Tales About Early Mission History and the Indians" 

    David Hall (Brady) "Folklore Contributions from West Texas: 1. Witching for Water with the Bible.
    2. Folk-Names of Texas Cacti" 

    Memorial Hour for John K. Strecker, deceased President of the Texas Folklore
    Society. At this time the Texas Academy of Science also gave public honorable
    mention of a bound volume of Mr. Strecker's contributions to science. 

    The South Junior Harmonica Band (Waco) "Folk-songs" 

    Dr. Don O. Baird (Sam Houston State Teachers' College, Huntsville) "The Lore of Bees" 

    Frost Woodhull (San Antonio) "Excursions After Outlaws" 

    Dr. L. W. Payne, Jr. (The University of Texas) "How to Become a Member of the Texas Folklore Society" 

  • Saturday afternoon, April 22:
  • Business Meeting:

  • Program:

    Martha Emmons (Waco) "Cats and the Occult" 

    J. Mason Brewer (Samuel Houston College, Austin) "Old-Time Negro Proverbs" 

    J. Marvin Hunter (Bandera) "Jack Potter, Fighting Parson" 

    Musical number featuring Negro songs of Dave Gurley, by Baylor Choral Club,
    under the direction of Mrs. Allie Coleman Pierce

    Mrs. Ruth Garrison Francis (Beaumont) "Tall Yarns from the East Texas Cattle Country" 

    Rev. George Crockett (Nacogdoches) "Anecdotes of Historical East Texas Characters" 

  • Saturday evening, April 22:
  • Subscription dinner at the Raleigh Hotel

  • Program:

    Jovita Gonzalez (Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio) "Among My People" 

    Negro Spirituals, The Paul Quinn Octet, Waco 

    Sing-Song of Cowboy, Negro, and Other Folk Songs

  • Officers:

  • John K. Strecker (Baylor University, Waco)

    First Vice-President:
  • Jovita Gonzalez (Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio)

    Second Vice-President:
  • John Lee Brooks (Southern Methodist University, Dallas) 

    Third Vice-President:
  • Mabel Major (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth)

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

  • Byron Shipp (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Frost Woodhull (San Antonio)
  • Julia Estill (Fredericksburg)
  • L. W. Payne, Jr. (The University of Texas)

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Nacogdoches, TX 72962-3007
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