Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tarleton Thursdays: Did You Know?

Sons of Tarleton Society - 1936
A.W. S. Council - 1936

Miss Westbrook Gives Easter Hunt for SOTS

Seventy five years ago Miss Mary Hope Westbrook, Associate Professor of English, and faculty advisor of the Sons of Tarleton Society and the Association of Women Students, took the SOTS and their dates on an Easter egg hunt at Stephenville State Park. The eggs, including three prize eggs, were hidden in a large area. The students and guests had almost given up hope of finding the prize eggs, but eventually they were all found and the winners, David Bryant, Paul Claunch, and Mrs. George Davis were each awarded a large basket of divinity!

Miss Westbrook, second from left on top row, was also instrumental in making it possible for five Tarleton students to attend the Memphis, Tennessee Southern Federation of College Students and Press Representatives Convention in April 1936. This was the first year that Tarleton students had gone to the convention. Attendees were Edwin Dyess, president of the Student Council, William Paul Jones, editor of the Grassburr, Wayne Cowan, editor of the J-TAC, Edwina Sparks, vice-president of the A.W.S., and Ora Nichols, secretary-treasurer of the Student Council. Miss Westbrook was also instrumental in organizing both the A.W.S. and the Student Council!

After the Easter egg hunt everyone was treated to a fried chicken dinner, complete with plenty of fried chicken, gravy, fruit salad, rolls, bread and butter pickles, tea, coffee, and pecan pie! Tommy Gordon ended up with the biggest pile of chicken bones!

This Tuesday morning Easter eggs appeared around campus to get us all in the spirit! Hope you have a fantastic Easter weekend!

Grassburr, 1936.
J-TAC, April 11, 1936.
J-TAC, April 18, 1936.

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