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Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston). Frontier Fiesta Program, 1947 - Page 3. April 1947. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 3, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/105/show/84.

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Title Frontier Fiesta Program, 1947
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  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
Publisher University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date April 1947
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  • Festivals
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  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
  • University of Houston
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 24 page program
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Original Item Location ID 1996-003, Box 1, Folder 5
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Transcript The Good Old Days Of '40 and '41 By JACK J. VALENTI It all began one day in early 1940. A group of campus leaders discussed some way to boost school spirit. The roll call of those energetic, colorful students reads like a Who's Who of Cougar great: Johnny Goyen, Joe Potter, Henry Taub, John Taub, John Sargent (who died in his plane aboard the U. S. S. Bunker Hill, victim of a Kamikaze), Ray Campbell (who died leading his Ranger company onto the beaches of Sicily), Joe Koppel (who died in his flaming plane on an Oklahoma prairie), Alice David, Louise Butler, Gene Cuny, Hal Berry, Norma Jean Schwecke, Grace Keller Van Allen, Dick Schill, and others talked and planned. Then they went to work. The whole school went to work. The result was the first Frontier Fiesta of 1940. For the first time in the history of the school, the student body congealed into a harmonious mass; the Fiesta became the only topic of conversation; it became a "reason for living/7 On the branch-shrouded earth, that today is burdened with the Recreation Building and benches- full of lusty-eyed males who "guard the bridge/' the Fiesta slowly writhed and squirmed and came to life. Students worked afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Lovely co-eds wielded hammers and saws, honor roll lads crumpled their thumbs driving nails; logs and paint were transformed into tents and buildings. The Fiesta opened. There was Scoggins' Scanties where many a pretty ankle and saucy smile were displayed ... there was Judge Roy Bean's Court, where the Pre-Law boys mixed corn and Texas folklore . . . there was Jack Daly's Taxi Dance . . . there was the midway, popcorn, and soda pop, sawdust and laughter. When it was over, one irrevocable decision was made: There would be another Fiesta the next year. And there was. Where now the tennis courts languish, the second Fiesta of 1941, extracted from the same kind of hard, unrelenting, yet fun-filled work, lifted high its banners. There was the Night Club Review of Lou Ann Flanagan and Clement Moore . . . there was the Cougar Collegian Conga Club . . . Judge Bean and the Pre-Law Club made their re-appearance . . . the Red Masquers produced a wild extravaganza . . . Bill Sparr and M. K. Alston waded in ankle deep mud spreading sawdust . . . for two days and two nights, Houstonians streamed through the Fiesta midway, enjoying the only all-student produced, student-acted, student-built enterprise of its kind in the Southwest. Houston was proud of its University. Then came Pearl Harbor. Naturally, plans for future Fiestas were shelved. But, now, 72 months later, a truly intrinsic portion of the U. of H. is once more breathing and alive. Directed by Johnny Goyen, one of its original founders, and the result of work and cooperation of every student on the campus, the Fiesta is the personification of University spirit. All over the world, U. of H. alumni are grinning broadly at the prospect of a re-born Fiesta. I am certain, too, that Lt. (jg) John J. Sargent, USNR, naval pilot, Lt. (jg) Joe Koppel, USNR, naval pilot, and Capt. Ray Campbell, AUS, combat Ranger, are happy too. They wouldn't have it any other way, for it is due to them and a hundred other Cougarmen who died in their Country's uniform that this Fiesta is possible. So to Houston, we, the students and alumni of the University of Houston, hold high our hands and with a joyful shout say: "Welcome, welcome, to the greatest college show on earth." It's the Frontier Fiesta of 1947. 2wp X IOI XIT