The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 108
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Battleship Texas
CHARLOTTE MCNULTY, Robert E. Lee High School, Baytown
Announcement of the Leslie Waggener Memorial Awards of the 1952
Junior Historian Writing Contest and the 1952 Chapter Awards
DEAN HARRY H. RANSOM, The University of Texas
Mrs. Sybil Jordan and the Baytown Junior Historians
deserve sincerest thanks for the splendid table decora-
tions furnished for the Junior Historian luncheon.
2:oo P.M. JUNIOR HISTORIAN TOUR OF AUSTIN
Texas Memorial Museum, the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, and other
historic and interesting places to be open to the Junior Historians on Saturday
afternoon. The Association will be happy to furnish guides for the various groups.
Buses will be available at a nominal fee for those desiring them. It is hoped that
in the informality of the tour the junior members of the various groups may get
acquainted with each other.
The Junior Historians will also be welcome at all meetings of the senior Asso-
ciation, either Friday or Saturday afternoons.
At the Friday luncheon Vice-President Paul Adams read Ray-
mond Estep's paper on "Lorenzo de Zavala and the Texas Revo-
lution"; Dr. Estep was unable to attend the meeting because of
Decorations for the Junior Historian luncheon were provided
by Mrs. Sybil Jordan and the Junior Historians from Robert E.
Lee High School in Baytown. The head table held two gilded
lanterns, symbolic of those which lighted the first meeting of the
Association in 1897. The six flags of Texas, pennants of high
schools having active Junior Historian chapters, and bluebonnets
were used in table decorations. Orange place cards contained the
story of the lanterns; menus were in the form of miniature Junior
Contributions to the book auction were generous this year,
and many good items came up for sale, resulting in an income
of $749.50 to the Association. At the beginning of the auction,
High Sheriff George P. Isbell announced that the "Vandale sys-
tem" of presenting books in numerical order would be followed
and introduced the auctioneers. They were George R. Aber-
nathy, E. V. Niemeyer, Jr., and W. W. White, doctoral candidates
and teaching fellows in history at the University; James D. Carter,
former rancher and school administrator who is also working on
a doctorate in history; Ben Procter, veteran auctioneer, Phi Beta
Kappa, and All-Southwest Conference end on the University's
football team, who is a candidate for a master's degree in history
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953, periodical, 1953; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101145/m1/126/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.