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Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting

The twenty-fifth annual meeting was held in Houston, April 21 and 22, 1939.

Program of Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting

  • Program:

    R.A. Tsanoff (Houston) President's delivered at the San Jacinto tower, "Folk-Lore and Tradition in a Growing Society" 

    Peter Molyneaux (Texas Weekly editor (dinner speaker)) "Texas, a Heritage and a Trust" 

  • Saturday morning session, Houston Public Library auditorium:

President R.A. Tsanoff (Houston ) "Preface" 

Virginia Walker (Overton) "Pie Suppers in East Texas" 

Mrs. Winnifred Kupper (San Antonio) "Sheep and Sheepmen in Texas Folk-Lore" 

Clarence R. Wharton (Houston) "Baron de Bastrop, Godfather of Texas" 

R. G. Upton (Nacogdoches) "Home Remedies in the Piney Woods of East Texas" 

  • Saturday afternoon session, lounge room, Cohen House:
  • Robert Denhart (College Station) "Legendary Lore of the First Spanish Horses" 

    Carroll Camden (Houston) "Elizabethan Physiognomy and Chiromancy" 

    Rabbi Henry Cohen (Galveston) "Some Bible Folk-Lore" 

    Dan Storm (Austin) "Where I Have Met the Little Animals" 

    Ray Wood (Raywood) "Native American Mother Goose Rhymes" 

  • Evening session, Houston Public library auditorium:
  • William A. Owens (College Station) "Recording Folk-Songs and Fiddle Music" (with phonographic reproductions)

    Charles Flinn Arrowood (Austin) "The Social Ecology of the American Humorous Anecdote" 

    Singing of Folk-Songs by a choir of Southwestern University, Georgetown, directed by Henry Meyer 

    J. Frank Dobie (Austin) "Folk-Lore and Two Kinds of Culture" 

    The cow horn blower concert was cancelled because the leader could not be present. 

    • Officers:

    • R.A. Tsanoff (Houston)

      First Vice-President:
    • C.L. Sonnichsen (El Paso)

      Second Vice-President:
    • Rabbi Henry Cohen (Galveston)

      Third Vice-President:
    • Miss Ima Hogg (Houston)

      Secretary and Editor:
    • J. Frank Dobie (Austin)

      Associate Editor:
    • Mody C. Boatright (Austin)

    • Marcelle Lively Hamer (Austin)

    • Mrs. W. S. RandallDallas (Dallas)
    • John Lee Brooks (Dallas)
    • Mabel Major (Fort Worth)

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