The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 89
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Affairs of the Association
Announcement of the Leslie Waggener
Memorial Awards of the 1958 Junior
Historian Writing Contest and the
1958 Chapter Awards ... ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL WILSON
2:00 P.M. JUNIOR HISTORIAN TOUR OF AUSTIN
Through the courtesy of Mr. Pericles Chriss and Interstate
Theaters, the nineteenth annual Junior Historian meeting was
held in the Varsity Theater at Austin. After the morning session
and an informal tour of the University of Texas campus, dele-
gates reconvened for luncheon in the Texas Union. Preliminary
ceremonies were performed by members of Chapter 61, Robert
E. Lee High School, Baytown, under the sponsorship of Mrs.
Sybil Jordan. A program in the form of a miniature Junior His-
torian was presented to each of the five hundred and thirty-three
persons in attendance. Following the luncheon, delegates partici-
pated in the annual tour of Austin, visiting the Texas Memorial
Museum, the State Cemetery, and other historic and interesting
places in the city. Guides for the Junior Historians were members
of the Stephen F. Austin chapter of Austin, under the sponsor-
ship of Dr. M. P. Mayhall.
Table decorations for the Association meeting in the Driskill
Hotel were provided by Mrs. Gladys Fouts of Hemphill's Book
Stores in Austin. Particularly timely, the splendid display received
a special award from the University of Texas as a part of its
seventy-fifth anniversary celebration and elicited countless expres-
sions of admiration at the meeting. The Association is most ap-
preciative of Mrs. Fouts's generosity in permitting the use of
At the business meeting of the Association on Friday after-
noon, the following officers were elected for the year 1958-1959:
President: Ralph Steen.
Vice-Presidents: Merle (Mrs. J. Bruce) Duncan, Fred R.
Cotten, George P. Isbell, Stuart McGregor.
Treasurer: Mrs. Coral H. Tullis.
Ralph Steen, who was re-elected to the presidency, has been a
member of the executive council since 1946, a vice-president from
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