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Frontier Fiesta Program, 1954
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Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston). Frontier Fiesta Program, 1954 - Page 8. April 1954. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/308/show/280.

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Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston). (April 1954). Frontier Fiesta Program, 1954 - Page 8. University of Houston Frontier Fiesta. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll14/item/308/show/280

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Title Frontier Fiesta Program, 1954
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  • Frontier Fiesta (University of Houston)
Publisher University of Houston
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date April 1954
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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 36 page program
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Original Item Location ID 1996-003, Box 1, Folder 34
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Transcript The Joe Koppel Award On Saturday night, April 24, at approximately 7:00 PM at the Fiesta Corral one of the shows in Fiesta City will be presented with a trophy by the University of Houston's Alumni Association for having staged the best show on the midway. That trophy is named the JOE KOPPEL award. To most of you this trophy is just a beautiful mixture of wood and bronze, but to thousands of former students, and especially workers in the Fiesta who respect the award as a coveted possession, the trophy is a lasting memorial to a former Cougar who was killed in World War II. The award is appropriately named. Joe was one of the founders of the Fiesta. He worked as a staff member in the initial production in 1940, and was elected by the student body as general chairman for the second production the following year. Under his direction, the fabulous beard growing contest was born and his energetic leadership inspired the production of many musical shows that year. Needless to say, the success of the 1941 production was on the minds of thousands of Houstonians and its 21-year-old director was the most respected and loved student on the campus that year. When the war broke out some seven months after the show closed Joe entered the Naval Air Corps and soon earned his wings. In July of 1944, while practicing landing on an Aircraft Carrier off the coast of Virginia, Joe's plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean never to be recovered. No Fiesta has been presented since 1941 without the name of Joe Koppel respectfully and consistently entering the conversation. As long as there is a Frontier Fiesta that name will live on forever. And that prized possession, the JOE KOPPEL award, will be forever eagerly sought through the competitive spirit which has truly made the Frontier Fiesta "The Greatest College Show on Earth." JOE POTTER 1940 Chairman JOE KOPPEL 1941 Chairman JOHNNY GOYEN 1947 Chairman BILL SPARR 1948 Chairman HARRY SCOTT 1949 Chairman DAVE HALPHEN 1950 Chairman CHARLIE SNYDER 1951 Chairman DOUG HARRISON 1952 Chairman TALMAGE McRAE 1953 Chairman