The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 75
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Affairs of the Association
"John Henry" . .. . MARILYN BRONSON
The University of Texas
Announcement of the Leslie Waggener Memorial
Awards of the 1955 Junior Historian Writing
Contest and the 1955 Chapter Awards . DEAN HARRY RANSOM
The University of Texas
2:oo0 P.M. JUNIOR HISTORIAN TOUR OF AUSTIN
The table decorations at the annual Junior Historian luncheon
were furnished by Mrs. Sybil Jordan and the Baytown chapter of
Junior Historians. Replicas of various Texas industries were
placed on the tables. Favors, carrying out the theme of industries
in Texas, were also furnished by the Baytown group. A menu in
the form of a miniature Junior Historian and ten Texas books
were presented to Junior Historians through the Texas State
Members of the Austin High School chapter served as guides
for the Junior Historians who took the tour of points of interest
in Austin. The Texas Memorial Museum, the Capitol, and the
State Cemetery were high points of the itinerary.
Portions of the Junior Historian meeting were filmed by the
Humble Oil and Refining Company and presented on the firm's
weekly TV program, "Texas in Review."
Persons attending the Association's two-day meeting agreed
that the program was one of the best ever held. The excellent
speakers and the variety of subjects afforded a well-balanced pro-
gram. The Friday night speaker, Mrs. Sylvia Nyhoff, flew to Austin
from The Netherlands to speak on "The European Background
of Baron de Bastrop."
Through the courtesy of the Houston Public Library persons
attending the meeting were presented a portfolio of drawings of
"Houston-Past and Present" by E. M. Schiwetz.
The printed program of the annual meeting, containing Water-
man L. Ormsby's account of the first westbound Butterfield
Stage, created a great deal of interest. Available copies of the
program were gone before the meeting ended, and this year's
program has already become a collector's item.
At the Friday afternoon business meeting, the revised consti-
tution, the preparation of which had been authorized at the busi-
ness meeting of April 29, 1954, was presented to the assembled
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