The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 117
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Affairs of the Association
Announcement of the Leslie Waggener
Memorial Awards of 1959 Junior
Historian Writing Contest and
the 1959 Chapter Awards ...... COLONEL HOMER GARRISON
2:00 P.M. JUNIOR HISTORIAN TOUR OF AUSTIN
Through the generous assistance of Dr. E. W. Doty, dean of
the College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas, the twentieth
annual Junior Historian meeting was held in the Recital Hall on
the University's main campus in Austin. Preliminary ceremonies
at the morning session were performed by members of Chapter
No. 61, Robert E. Lee High School, Baytown, under the sponsor-
ship of Mrs. Sybil Jordan. Ushers and program assistants were
members of Chapter No. 123, Stephen F. Austin High School,
Austin, under the sponsorship of Dr. M. P. Mayhall and Miss
Frances Nesmith. Lynette Robinson, Chapter No. 155, Pershing
Junior High School, Houston, provided a program highlight dur-
ing the morning session when she presented to the Association a
Texas painting by Mrs. Varuna Hartman Lawrence of Houston.
Chapter No. 155 is sponsored by Mrs. Nettie Barnes.
Following an informal tour of the University of Texas campus,
the delegates reconvened for the luncheon session in the Texas
Union. John Holmes Jenkins, III, a former member-at-large
from Beaumont who has recently published Recollections of
Early Texas, presided and introduced the principal speaker,
Colonel Homer Garrison, Jr., the director of the Texas State
Department of Public Safety, who announced the writing contest
winners and presented the 1959 chapter awards. Sponsored by
Riley LeFevers, members of Chapter No. 77, Ball High School,
Galveston, provided a number of interesting and decorative dis-
plays for both the luncheon and morning sessions. Assistants at
the luncheon session included a number of members of Chapter
No. 123 and Chapter No. 61. Expressions of appreciation should
also be extended to Earleen Holleman, of Austin, and Milton
Waghalter, of Houston, who rendered indispensable behind-the-
At the close of the luncheon, delegates took part in the tradi-
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