TRIBUNE - COLONIAL


NO. 111

APRIL 23, 1932
BAY CITY, TEXAS
 


Colonial Theatre Sponsors Mickey Mouse Club

 

Manager Long's announcement that the Colonial Theatre is to sponsor a Mickey Mouse Club has created wide spread interest among boys and girls of this city. Manager Long is already besieged by a small army of youngsters wanting to know all about the Mickey Mouse club, what it is, what it means to, and for the boys and girls who join, etc. etc.

 

Manager Long is doing his best to give the little folks as much of an insight into the club as he can at this advanced date, but is urging them all to watch the columns of this newspaper and follow the details as published from time to time.

 

In the meantime, however, every boy and girl who is interested, should visit the Colonial Theatre, or official Mickey Mouse Stores, where they will be supplied with Mickey Mouse Club application forms at no cost whatsoever to them. Being a member of the Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club will be a distinction, and more than that, an open sesame for boys and girls into a veritable treasure trove of good times and gladsome surprises and big treats.

 

The Mickey Mouse Club idea was suggested by the Mickey Mouse cartoons in sound and down in Ocean Park, Calif., where the club was conceived and in many cities, not only in California, but in other states, thousands of youngsters are being made happy and better little citizens because of the Mickey Mouse Club.

 

When the full details become known, not only the boys and girls, but their parents will be delighted that Manager Long has arranged for the launching of a Mickey Mouse Club through the Colonial Theatre. Just wait and see!

The Daily Tribune, Saturday, April 9, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Gets Interest Kiddies

 

"Dad, you know everything!--What's a Mickey Mouse Club?" This question in this or some other form, has been asked in more than one home in this city during the past few days.

 

For youngsters, throughout the community, are intensely interested in the announcement of Manager J. G. Long of the Colonial Theatre that he has arranged for the launching of a Mickey Mouse Club here.

 

He had on hand at the theatre a supply of membership application blanks as have also the official Mickey Mouse stores, and boys and girls are cordially invited to call and secure one of these. The first Mickey Mouse Club matinee-meeting, under the sponsorship of the Colonial Theatre is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, and at that time all boys and girls who file membership application blanks properly filled out, will be given official Mickey Mouse Club Membership Card Buttons.

 

And a membership card and a membership button in the Mickey Mouse Club will mean something for, and to a youngster, Manager Long adds.

 

"I can't reveal all the plans in mind and in the making for Mickey Mouse Club members just yet--but when the club has been launched, the members will learn what fun is in store for them," said Manager Long to a representative of the newspaper this morning. "I have been watching the activities of the Mickey Mouse Club in Ocean Park, Calif., the first one to be formed in the United States, and I've been following the doings of other Mickey Mouse Clubs, so believing no other city has finer boys and girls than Bay City, I determined they should have the advantages and privileges of memberships in the Mickey Mouse Club, and so we're about to launch one here."

 

The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, April 12, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Sole Topic Now Among Children

 

Nothing has ever stirred youngsters of this community so much as Manager J. G. Long's announcement that the Colonial Theatre will shortly launch a Mickey Mouse Club. This is an organization for boys and girls, the boys belonging being known as Mickey Mice and the girls, Minnie Mice.

 

The club will have officers--nine of them--and these officers and members will have a part, in the weekly matinee meetings to be held every Saturday at the Colonial Theatre.

 

Membership application blanks--available to boys and girls who are grade school pupils at the official Mickey Mouse store are to be filled out and presented to the Colonial Theatre at the first or opening Mickey Mouse Matinee, which has been set for Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m.

 

Additional information concerning this first or opening matinee meeting will be announced within the next few days in this newspaper in fact Manager Long urges all boys and girls to watch the columns of this newspaper so they can keep posted as to the organizing of the Mickey Mouse Club.

 

Manager Long wants to emphasize that boys and girls desiring to join the Mickey Mouse Club and joining and going to mean a lot of fun and good times--should secure membership application blanks at once. These can be secured from the theatre or from the official Mickey Mouse stores.

 

The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, April 13, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Stores Have Membership Forms Ready

 

Boys and girls who have not yet secured Mickey Mouse Club membership application blanks are urged by Manager Long of the Colonial Theatre to secure same at once as the first or opening matinee meeting of this new and novel club for boys and girls is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at 10 a. m. and it is important that all boys and girls desiring to join secure membership application blanks now and have them filled out, ready for presentation at this opening matinee.

 

An important and interesting announcement in this connection will be made in a day or so, Manager Long says and urges juvenile readers of this newspaper to be on the alert for this announcement.

 

Meanwhile he, and aides, are busy getting a dandy program arranged for the first matinee meeting and Manager Long is confident this will be a glorious surprise to all boys and girls.

 

"And the details concerning the Mickey Mouse Club we are about to form will be another surprise to all our little friends."

 

Mickey Mouse Club membership application blanks can be secured from any one of the Mickey Mouse Stores, so designated because they are co-operating in the launching of the club and will be co-sponsors of it with the Colonial Theatre.

 

All a boy or girl has to do to get a membership application blank is to ask for one at any of the stores.

 

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, April 14, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Be Formed In Bay City

 

Manager J. G. Long of the Colonial Theatre announced that a Mickey Mouse Club for boys and girls is to be formed in Bay City. Mickey Mouse Clubs are a lot of fun and Manager Long is confident that the youngsters of this city are going to be "tickled pink," as the saying is, when they hear the details of the Colonial Theatre's Mickey Mouse Club plan.

 

Membership application blanks can be secured at that theatre, or at "official" Mickey Mouse Stores--you'll know them by window cards they display now, and when these are filled out and filed, they will call for official membership cards and buttons. The Mickey Mouse Club will have its own officers and hold meetings every Saturday at the Colonial Theatre, where special programs will be presented, the first such Mickey Mouse Club matinee meeting being scheduled for April 23 on Saturday morning.

 

Meanwhile, complete details will be published in this newspaper and boys and girls who want to be charter members should visit the Colonial Theatre, or co-operating stores and obtain the membership application blanks. These are free and self-explanatory. Membership cards and buttons will also be issued without cost to those filling out the application blanks.

 

Manager Long has no end of wonderful stunts and surprises in mind for Mickey and Minnie Mice, as members are known, and every week the Saturday matinee meetings will be one big treet after another.

 

The Mickey Mouse Club originated in Ocean Park, Calif., and is a movement which has taken hold among youngsters in all parts of the country and the Fox Dome Theatre's Mickey Mouse Club, the first one in the United States, not has an active enrolled membership of over 1000 boys and girls and is growing constantly.

 

So if you can imagine there's something to a Mickey Mouse Club and you'll be wise to get that application blank now!

 

List of Mickey Mouse Club sponsors are as follows: The Matagorda Tribune, Bay City Bank & Trust Co., Matagorda Pharmacy, Bachman's, Inc., W. F. Tetts, Jeweler; Anderson-Rugeley Auto Co., Coca-Cola Bottling Works and J. C. Penney Co.

 

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, April 14, 1932
 


Boys and Girls Rush to Join Mickey Mouse Club

 

Manager Long of the Colonial Theatre reports a rush of youngsters to join the Mickey Mouse Club about to be launched by that theatre and co-operating stores among which membership application blanks have been distributed.

 

"The Mickey Mouse Club, suggested by the Mickey Mouse cartoons in sound, is one with a very definite purpose" explains Mr. Long. "For instance here is the creed of the Mickey Mouse Club:

 

"I will be a square shooter in my home, in school, on the playground, and wherever I may be. I will be truthful and honorable, and strive, always, to make myself a better and more useful little citizen. I will respect my elders and help the aged, the helpless and children smaller than myself. In short I will be a good American."

 

"For the information of adults, particularly parents, I might add that the Mickey Mouse Club has its own officers and ritual and the formal ceremonies, which will be a part of every matinee-meeting, and all other activities of the club will seek to implant the principles embodied in the creed.

 

"With patriotic and citizen-making phases, the Mickey Mouse Club provides good clean fun and entertainment for its members--lots of fun in the form of inspiring and educational pictures and stunts, contests, tryouts, etc.

 

"We will be glad to furnish any information desired, not only to the kiddies, but the grownups and we are sure the Mickey Mouse Club will be as big a movement here as it has been elsewhere, in fact, wherever it is launched."

 

The Daily Tribune, Friday, April 15, 1932
 


Just a Few Days More to Wait, Kiddies!

 

Within just a few days, next Saturday, to be exact, the Colonial Theatre will launch the much heralded and intensely interesting Mickey Mouse Club, an organization for boys and girls, with officers and regular meeting formalities and everything.

 

Meetings will be held every Saturday at the Colonial Theater, these to be in the form of a special matinee for children.

 

The only requirement imposed in joining the Mickey Mouse Club is that any boy or girl desiring to join, file a membership application blank. These can be secured at the Colonial Theatre.

 

At the first matinee-meeting membership cards and buttons will be issued to all attending.

 

The Daily Tribune, Saturday, April 16, 1932
 


Just Four More Days Until Club For Kids Will Start

 

Next Saturday's going to be a red-letter day for the boys and girls of this city.

 

The Colonial Theatre will at ten o'clock next Saturday, start the Mickey Mouse Club on its way and from what Manager Long of the Colonial Theatre has told about the Mickey Mouse Club, it is a certainty this is going to be a mighty popular organization among youngsters.

 

It will be popular for many reasons. One is that it will provide lots of good times for them, a matinee-meeting every Saturday, with a special, all-different show arranged just for them.

 

It will be popular also because it is a club for the boys and girls with officers and rituals of its own. The boys and girls who belong to it, name their own officers and conduct the formal portions of the meetings.

 

It will be popular, also, because membership in it will mean advantages and privileges for the boys and girls who have joined.

 

Membership application blanks are now available at any one of the following official Mickey Mouse Stores: The Matagorda Tribune, Bay City Bank & Trust Co., Matagorda Pharmacy, Taylor Brothers, Bachman's, Inc., J. C. Penney, Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Anderson-Rugeley Motor Co., W. F. Tetts, Jeweler.


The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, April 19, 1932

 


Mickey Mouse Club to be Formed Saturday Morning
 

All you kiddies who want to be Mickey and Minnie Mice be sure to be at the Colonial Theatre tomorrow morning for the big free show and lots of fun at 10 o'clock. This wonderful little club is being made possible by the Colonial Theatre and the Tribune through the sponsorship of Taylor Bros., Bachman's, Inc.; Coca Cola Bottling Works, J. C. Penney, Anderson-Rugeley, Matagorda Pharmacy, Bay City Bank & Trust Co., W. F. Tetts and the Matagorda County Tribune. It is called the Tribune-Colonial Mickey Mouse Club.

 

These little clubs are national wide now. There are thousands over the United States. Children up to the seventh grade are admitted as members. Officers are elected from the club but they must be honor students before they are eligible to serve in an executive capacity.

If you have not received your blank do so today. You may get a blank from any of the above named stores.

The Daily Tribune, Friday, April 22, 1932
 


The Colonial Theatre was packed and jammed this morning by about four hundred children joining the Mickey Mouse Club. The sponsors of this little club are to be congratulated.

The Daily Tribune, Saturday, April 23, 1932
 


Lo' Boys and Girls

 

Were you at last Saturday's Mickey Mouse Club matinee?

 

If you were, no need to urge you to attend next Saturday's matinee!

 

There'll be new pictures, stunts, and contests--a completely different program.

 

If you haven't joined the Mickey Mouse Club, yet, do so by all means.

 

Ask for information and membership application blanks so you can be in on all the big doings as they come along--and there's going to be something doing all the time.

 

Tell all your little friends not to miss next Saturday's.

 

Every Saturday at the Colonial Theatre, 10 a.m.


The Daily Tribune
, Monday, April 25, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Is A Big Success

 

The first meeting of the Tribune-Colonial Mickey Mouse Club No. 111 was held at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday morning, April 23, beginning promptly at ten o'clock. The number of children present was about 350. The theatre was filled immediately after the doors were opened, and everyone was eager to begin the ceremony! Mayor Paris Smith was made first member of the club.

 

Grand Mickey Mouse McClain gave a short talk explaining the purpose and functioning of the club, after with the Master of Ceremonies, Jack Decoux, gave the rules and regulations. He then introduced the officers of the club members in the following order: Chief Mickey Mouse, Merton Smith; Chief Minnie Mouse, Allie Jay Sisk; Song Leader, Mary Ann Davant; Cheer Leader, Van Shaw Taylor; Courier, Dicky Bachman; Sergeants at Arms, Junior Anderson and Barbara Hamill; Color Bearer, Bobby Baker.

 

Manager Long was then escorted to the stage by the courier. He gave a brief talk concerning the success of the club and his belief in its greater development.

 

Rev. A. L. Haley entertained the club with his great and astonishing feats of magic which everyone enjoyed immensely! He succeeded in making the eyes of every member fairly pop from his head! "Oh's!" and "Ah's" filled the theatre after each performance.

 

The club then learned its song and yell, after which they repeated the creed, led by Jack Decoux.

 

Next Saturday all new members will be admitted free and ten cents dues will be paid by all members already installed. There will also be a Yo-Yo contest held at the meeting next week.

 

A big surprise is in store for everyone next Saturday! Watch the newspaper for the big announcement!

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, April 28, 1932
 




Colonial Theatre
Courtesy of Matagorda County Museum

 


Mickey Mouse Meet'g

 

The Tribune-Colonial Mickey Mouse Club held its second meeting at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday morning, April 30 at ten o'clock. The new members were accepted and received their membership cards, and club buttons were presented to all the members.

 

The meeting opened with the showing of "Scrappy," a children's comedy. Following this the members were called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain. He called upon Jack DeCoux, who acted as master of ceremonies. Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse were led to the stage by the courier. Then the other officers took their stations. Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse repeated the creed and received their badges, as they were absent at the first meeting of the club. All new members were then asked to repeat the creed.

 

The color bearers then brought the American flag to the platform and everyone repeated the oath of allegiance to the flag. The song "America" was then sung by the club members.

 

The members having had birthdays during the past week were asked to stand and the cheer leader led the group in a number of yells.

 

Then came the fun of the morning! The long-looked-for "Yo-Yo" contest! A great many tricks were demonstrated by the contestants after which the club voted on the best performance. Miss Susie Marie Winston won first place for the girls and Master Junior Anderson received first for the boys. Each winner received a prize.

 

The officers retired from the stage and the members received a great surprise! Miss Mildred and Master Arch, Jr. Martin, of Long Beach, Calif., entertained the club with their skillful tap dancing. The performance was excellent and every one present enjoyed it immensely.

 

The Mickey Mouse Club song was then shown on the screen and each member joined in the singing. Following this the picture "Alice in Wonderland" was given. At the conclusion of the meeting, the members marched around to the Alcove, where Mr. Zack Delano gave each member a Mickey Mouse ice cream cone! This indeed, was a grand way to finish the meeting.

 

We wish to take this means of extending our appreciation to Miss Fay Carr for being so kind to play for the meetings.

 

Don't forget to come next Saturday morning to the next Mickey Mouse meeting.

The Daily Tribune, Monday, May 2, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Meeting

 

The Tribune-Colonial Mickey Mouse Club No. 111, held its third weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday morning, May 7 at ten o'clock.

 

The opening Mickey Mouse picture "The Messenger Boy," was shown on the screen after the children had assembled, following which the first chapter of the new serial, "Detective Lloyd," was enjoyed.

 

Grand Mickey Mouse McClain then called the meeting to order and the master of ceremonies, Jack DeCoux, took charge. Sergeant-at-arms, Junior Anderson and Barbara Hamill, then escorted Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform. The other officials in the lodge then took their places.

 

All the new candidates for membership then stood and repeated the club creed and were accepted into the lodge.

 

The sergeant-at-arms and color-bearer, Bobby Baker, carried the flag to the stage while all the officers and members rose and repeated the oath of allegiance, after which one verse of "America" was sung by the entire group. The flag was then removed from the platform and the members were seated.

 

All the Minnie Mice and Mickey Mice having birthdays during the past week were given passes for any one show this week. The mice receiving passes were: Susie Fisher, Mary Louise Huebner, Julia Mae Richers, Billy Britt, Edward DeWeese, Jr., J. D. Sutherland and Milton Greenberg. Cheer Leader, Van Shaw Taylor, then led the members in the club yell:

 

"Handy! Dandy!

Sweet as candy!

Happy kids are we!

Eenie! Ickie!

Minnie! Mickey!

M-O-U-S-E!"

 

Grand Mickey Mouse McClain then announced an election of new officers to be held in three weeks. The candidates should apply immediately so as to begin their campaigning.

 

Six boys were called to participate in a cracker-eating contest. They were instructed to eat the crackers and then attempt to whistle. The first boy to whistle was awarded a prize. Theodore Dienst was the winner!

 

The same contest was then held among six girls, though they were not made to eat so many crackers as the boys! Miss Ruby Morehead received the prize for the girls--and just among friends--she is a mighty fine whistler!

 

The officers then retired from the platform and the members joined in singing the Mickey Mouse Club song. Following this, the show "Sooky" starring Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan and Jackie Searl, was shown and enjoyed by everyone present.

 

Don't forget to come to the meeting next Saturday, May 14, as there is a great big surprise in store for everyone of you!

 

Below is the Mickey Mouse Club song, and every member is asked to clip this, then bring it to the meeting each Saturday. Let's all memorize it!


"I'm the guy they call little Mickey Mouse.

Got a sweetie down in the chicken house

Neither fat or skinny

She's the horse's whinny

She's my little Minnie Mouse.

When it's feeding time for the animals,

And they howl and growl like the cannibals,

I just turn my heel,

To the hen house steal

And you hear me sing this song:

 

Chorus.
 

Oh--the old tom cat

With his meow, meow, meow,

Old houn' dog

With his bow, wow, wow,

The crow's caw, caw

And the mule's hee haw

Gosh what a racket

Like an old buzz saw!

I have listened to the cuckoo

Cuck his cuck-oo--

And I've heard the rooster

Cock his doodle doo-oo--

With the cows and the chickens

They all sound like the dickens,

When I hear my little Minnie's

YOO-HOO!!

 

"Oh the blue bird down in the cherry tree,

And the busy buzz of the bumblebee bee,

Evening bells a ringin'

Whipporwills a singin'

Well they don't mean much to me

For my heart is down in the chicken house,

Where I long to be with my Minnie Mouse,

And I'll meet her there

'Mid that fragrance rare

Sing to her this melody--
 

(Chorus)

 

The Daily Tribune, Monday, May 9, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Meeting

 

The Tribune-Colonial Mickey Mouse Club, No. 111, held its weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre Saturday afternoon, May 28 at one-thirty o'clock. The meeting opened with the Mickey Mouse fable, following which was shown the Kiddie Kabaret, one of a series of numbers to be shown each Saturday.

 

The meeting was called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain, who announced the election to be held next Saturday afternoon for the installation of new officers. Ballots were passed out to every member by the club officers, and the members were asked to keep these ballots and check the candidates for office. The checked ballots are to be brought to the next meeting for the regular election. Five judges from the seventh grade were elected to count the number of votes cast.

 

The Master of Ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, ordered the Sergeants at Arms, Barbara Hamill and Junior Anderson to escort Chief Mickey Mouse, Merton Smith to his station on the platform. Chief Minnie Mouse, Allie Jay Sisk, was then escorted to her place, after which all other officers took their stations.

 

All new members were asked to stand and repeat the club creed. The color bearer, Bobby Baker, and the sergeants at arms carried the flag to the platform. All officers and members stood and repeated the oath of allegiance, after which they sang one verse of "America." The flag was then removed from the stage.

 

A short program was given by the officers of the club, among whom are some talented young people! The first number was a piano solo given by Van Shaw Taylor, cheer leader and enjoyed by everyone. Next, a humorous reading was offered by Allie Jay Sisk, Chief Minnie of the club. Lucille Carr, substituting for Mary Ann Davant as song leader, and Merton Smith, Chief Mickey Mouse, then rendered a lovely duet on the piano and saxophone.

 

At the conclusion of the program, tickets were presented to each member having a birthday during the week. Namely: Ella Frances Vaughn, Daniel Wolstein, George Earl Rice, B. C. Merryman, Martha Rugeley, Emma May Ross, Dorothy Mangum, Mary Sue Strickland, Sybil Vane Byars, Fred Luna and Ethel May Sparks. A cheer was then given by the members led by Van Shaw Taylor.

 

The officers then retired from the stage and everyone joined in singing the Mickey Mouse club song. The feature show of the afternoon starring Tom Tyler in "Galloping Through" was enjoyed by the entire group.

 

Below is the ballot containing the candidates for officers in the Mickey Mouse Club election to be held next Saturday, June 4, at the regular meeting.

 

Chief Mickey, Merton Smith, Lester Epstein;

Chief Minnie, Allie Jay Sisk, Marion Parks, Cathryn Long;

Song Leader, Mary Ann Davant, Ann Cobb, Margaret Rugeley, Lucille Carr;

Cheer Leader, Van Shaw Taylor;

Courier, Dickey Bachman;

Sergeant at Arms (Minnie), Barbara Hamill, Billie Jean Boney, Louise Amos, Elizabeth Hogden, Dena Cates, Eunice Shivers, Susie Marie Winston;

Sergeant at Arms (Mickey), Junior Anderson, Waylan Rice;

Color Bearer, Robert Baker, Jr., Jack Glenn, Pat McGuirt, Bobbie Curtis, Melvin Epstein.


The Daily Tribune, Wednesday, June 1, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Election

 

The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club, No. 111, held its big election of new officers Saturday afternoon, June 4 at the Colonial Theatre. The club is sponsored by the following firms of business: J. C. Penney Co., W. F. Tetts, Bay City Bank & Trust Co., Tribune Printing Co., Matagorda Pharmacy, Bachman's, Inc., Bay City Bottling Works, Taylor Bros and Anderson-Rugeley Company. Membership blanks may be obtained of any of these places of business. All children from the adjoining towns are cordially invited to join.

 

The election of new officers proved to be a huge success in every respect. The children showed that adults are not the only ones who can vote--and vote right. The campaigning was carried on in grand spirits--and the voting at the polls was conducted remarkably well. Many of the children expressed their satisfaction with the old officers and their desire to re-elect them. Guy Townsend as chief judge, announced the election returns.

 

The new officers will be installed at the next Mickey Mouse meeting, to be held next Saturday afternoon, June 11 at the Colonial Theatre.

 

Over two hundred votes were cast during the election. The next election of new officers will be held in six weeks, which will be on Saturday, July 16. All members who wish to be candidates for office should begin campaigning a week from next Saturday or June 18. Now that every member understands how an election should be conducted, the next campaign should prove even hotter than the one held last week.

 

No contests or social entertainments were planned for last Saturday, as the election took nearly all of the time allotted to be meeting. The regular fable of "Oswald the Rabbit," was shown, following which was a two reeler of "Kiddie Reviews." At the conclusion of the meeting, the feature show starring Hoot Gibson in "Clearing the Range," was shown.

 

The members having birthdays during the past week, who received passes for the show, were Emmalie Denn, Nellie Harrison, Norene Davis, Aubrey Lloyd, Dale Faulkner, Myron Wolstein, Louise Amos, Martha Jane Barnett, Gwendolyn Lott, Hazel Wolffarth and Jack White.

 

At the next meeting several contests will be held, in which the prizes will be from the Mickey Mouse jewelry on display at the J. C. Penney store.

 

One contest offers a prize for the boy and girl who gives the best answer to "Why I belong to the Mickey Mouse Club." Think over the question--and come to the next meeting prepared to win that prize.

 

There will also be a contest for the member giving the best demonstration of how Mickey Mouse sings the club song on the screen. That should prove to be a great deal of fun--you must not miss it.

 

And here is a real surprise. All members attending the Mickey Mouse Club meeting this Saturday will be admitted free to the night feature at the Franklin starring Tom Mix in "The Rider of Death Valley," Saturday evening, providing the member is accompanied by an adult--and is wearing the club button. New badges may be obtained for five cents or ten merchants coupons. Be sure and wear your club badge to the meeting.

 

The returns of the election last Saturday afternoon are as follows:

 

Chief Mickey Mouse: Merton Smith, 119; Lester Epstein, 48.

Chief Minnie: Allie Jay Sisk, 59; Marion Parks, 25; Cathryn Long, 82.

Song Leader: Mary Ann Davant, 43; Ann Cobb, 48; Martha Rugeley, 9; Lucille Carr, 63.

Cheer Leader: Van Shaw Taylor, 166.

Courier: Dick Bachman, 166

Sergeant at Arms: (Minnie): Barbara Hamill, 48; Billie Jean Boney, 19; Louise Amos, 23; Elizabeth Hogden, 18; Dena Cates, 17; Eunice Shivers, 23; Susie Marie Winson, 25.

Sergeant at Arms: (Mickey): Junior Anderson, 105; Weylan Rice, 45.

Color Bearer: Robert Baker, Jr., 51; Jack Glenn, 22; Pat McGuirt, 17; Bobbie Curtis, 45; Melvin Epstein, 27.

The Daily Tribune, Thursday, June 9, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Meeting

 

The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club, No. 111, held its regular weekly meetings at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday afternoon, June 11, at one-thirty o'clock. The meeting was opened by the fable, "Down on the Farm," following which the two reel "Kiddie Review" was shown.

 

The meeting was called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain. Master of Ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, then had charge of the meeting. All new officers were installed in their positions in the following manner; Chief Mickey, Merton Smith; Chief Minnie, Cathryn Long; Song Leader, Lucille Carr; Cheer Leader, Van Shaw Taylor; Courier, Dick Bachman; Sergeants at Arms, Barbara Hamill and Junior Anderson; Color Bearer, Bobby Baker. The new officers repeated the club creed after the leader, and then took their places on the platform. The cheer leader, Van Shaw Taylor, then led the group of members in a mighty cheer.

 

The color bearer, Bobby Baker, accompanied by the sergeants at arms, Barbara Hamill and Junior Anderson, carried the flag to the stage, following which each member and officer stood and repeated the oath of allegiance, then joined in on one verse of "America."

 

All new candidates for membership were then accepted and each repeated the club creed.

 

The members having birthdays during the past week and receiving passes to the show ere Laddie Lowe, Lawrence Shaffer, John Hardy, Walton Porter, Carl Sonka, Evelyn Marie Crumb, Vivian Fisher, Horace Nance and Mat Seceda.

 

A musical program followed in which pupils of Miss Fay Carr rendered several numbers on the Marimba. This entertainment was enjoyed immensely by everyone.

 

Tickers were passed out to each member present which entitled them to attend free the showing of Tom Mix in "The Rider of Death Valley," showing at the Franklin Theatre Saturday evening, if accompanied by one adult and wearing the club button.

 

The regular feature starring Leslie Howard in "Reserved for Ladies," was then shown. This concluded the program for the afternoon.

 

The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, June 14, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Meeting

 

The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club, No. 111, held its regular weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre Saturday afternoon, June 18, at one-thirty o'clock.

 

The Mickey Mouse fable entitled "To the Rescue," was shown at the beginning of the meeting, followed by the two-reel "Kiddie Review."

 

The meeting was called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain. Master of ceremonies, Jacque DeCoux, was called forward to take charge of the meeting. Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse were then escorted to their stations by the sergeants at arms. All other officers went forward and took their places.

 

All new candidates for membership stood and repeated the Mickey Mouse Creed. They were accepted in the club as full-fledged members.

 

Birthday passes were then presented to the following members of the club: Inez Baker, Fred Bates, Glendale Dolen, Weylan Rice, Marjorie Hughes, Mittie Strickland, Travis Anderson. The club yell was led by the cheer leader, Van Shaw Taylor.

 

The sergeants at arms escorted the color bearers in bringing forth the flag to the platform. All members and officers stood and repeated the oath of allegiance to the flag, then sang one verse of "America." The colors were taken from the stage and everyone took their places again.

 

Grand Mickey Mouse McClain then conducted the contests scheduled for the meeting.

 

The first contest was won by Ann Cobb, who gave the best answer to they question "Why I Joined the Mickey Mouse Club."

 

Next, a contest was held in which the contestants attempted to demonstrate the manner in which the Mickey Mouse Club song is given on the screen.

 

Misses Dena Cates and Susie Marie Winston presented a dance number accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Winston.

 

Everyone joined in singing the Mickey Mouse song following which the regular Saturday feature was shown starring Tom Keene in "Ghost Valley."

 

In the near future there will be a new serial scheduled for the Mickey Mouse Club titled "Lightning Warrior," in which Rin Tin Tin, the wonder dog of the movies, is to be starred. No doubt this will prove to be one of the most popular programs that has been presented for the youngsters of Bay City.

 

Next week there will be a contest scheduled between the Mickey Mice and the Minnie Mice which is certain to be a pleasant surprise for the members of the club as well as a source of genuine amusement.

 

The feature next Saturday which is to be shown at the Mickey Mouse meeting is "The Mark of the Spur" starring Bob Custer and Franklin Farnum. Let's all be there and enjoy next week's meeting.

The Daily Tribune or Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, June 23, 1932
 


Mickey Mouse Club Meets

 

The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club, No 111 held its regular weekly meeting Saturday afternoon, June 25, at the Colonial Theatre at one-thirty o'clock.

 

The meeting opened with the showing of Aesop Fables, following which was a two-reel Kiddie Review entitled "Hello Sunshine."

 

The meeting was called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain, who called the Master of Ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, to the platform to take charge of the meeting.

 

Master of Ceremonies ordered the sergeants at arms to escort the Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the stage. After this was done, all the other officers took their places on the platform.

 

All new candidates for membership stood and repeated the club creed, and then were accepted as full fledged members of the Mickey Mouse Club.

 

Those members having birthdays during the past week and receiving passes to one show of this week, were Herman Denn, Dick Bachman, Leona Irene Lynn, Tony Carr, Jr., Mary Elizabeth Keller, Tilford Eugene Clark. The cheer leader led the members in a mighty cheer for those celebrating birthdays.

 

The sergeants at arms then escorted the color bearer in, bringing the flag to the platform. The members and officers stood and repeated the oath of allegiance to the flag, after which they sang one verse of "America." The colors were then removed from the stage and everyone was seated.

 

Grand Mickey Mouse McClain then took charge of the contests. He asked five boys and girls to volunteer to enter the contest, and after lining them along the stage, he had each contestant take the end of a string between his teeth. At the other end of the string was tied a marshmallow, and each was supposed to chew the string, without assistance of his hands until he had the marshmallow in his mouth. Guy Townsend was the lucky winner of the silver Mickey Mouse pin.

 

All officers then retired from the stage and the group joined in singing the Mickey Mouse Club song as it was shown on the screen.

 

The platform was cleared of all furniture and Miss Frances Baker presented an acrobatic dance number, which was greatly enjoyed by the Mickey Mice.

 

The feature show of the evening was then shown starring Bob Custer in "Mark of the Spur."

The Matagorda County Tribune, Thursday, June 30, 1932
 


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