W. J. BATTLE, "A Concise History of the University of Texas,
1883-1950," is well qualified to write a history of the school. With
the exception of four years, during which he taught at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati and at Harvard University, Dr. Battle has
been a faculty member of the University since 1893. He has served
the University as professor of classical languages, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the faculty, and ad interim
president. He is "Mr. Chips" of the University.
DONALD W. PETERS, "The Rio Grande Boundary Dispute in
American Diplomacy," is a member of the history department at
Glendale College in Glendale, California. Peters received his
Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, where
he also taught for two years. He has contributed to the World
ERNEST C. SHEARER, "The Callahan Expedition, I855," is an
associate professor of history and chairman of Latin-American
studies at the University of Houston. In the summer of 1950 he
was a visiting lecturer at Mexico City College.
EDWARD S. WALLACE, "General John Lapham Bullis, the Thun-
derbolt of the Texas Frontier," is an able military historian. Be-
sides his article on General William Jenkins Worth which was
published in the October, 1950, number of the Quarterly, he has
written a biography of the general for whom Fort Worth was
JOE B. FRANTZ, "Moses Lapham: His Life and Some Selected
Correspondence," became interested in Lapham during his study
of the life of Gail Borden. Dr. Frantz' biography, Gail Borden:
Dairyman to a Nation, is expected from the University of Okla-
homa press in May.
KENNETH E. CROUCH, "Notes on the State Song of Texas," has
published articles on state songs in journals in nearly every state
in the union. A staff member of the Bedford, Virginia, Democrat,
he is assistant national historian of the Sons of Confederate
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101133/. Accessed July 30, 2014.