The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111, Held its regular weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday afternoon, July 2, at 1:30 o'clock.
The Mickey Mouse fable, "Oswald the Rabbit" was the opening lecture of the afternoon, followed by the two reel Kiddie Review entitled "Happy Feet."
The meeting was then called to order by Grand Mickey Mouse McClain, who then ordered the master of ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, to take charge of the meeting.
Master of Ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, ordered the sergeants at arms to escort Chief Mickey Mouse to his station on the platform. Chief Minnie Mouse was then taken to her station on the platform. All other officers took their places on the stage.
All new candidates were asked to stand and repeat the club creed, following which they were accepted as full fledged members of the Mickey Mouse Club.
Picture show passes were then presented to each member having a birthday during the past week. Those receiving passes were Lois Fay Bannon, Huss Shearer, Ruby Wofford, Mary Jo Walker, Rose Marie Bennett, George Dan Shimer. The Mickey Mice then joined the cheer leader in a strong yell for them.
Master of ceremonies then ordered the color bearer, escorted by the sergeants-at-arms to bring forth the flag to the stage. The members and officers stood then 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.
No contests were held during the meeting, but promises for a number of contests next week were made. There will be a "Ping Pong" contest in which anyone may enter--so boys and girls, start practicing on that Ping Pong right away and win that prize! Volunteers will be asked to enter the "Jews Harp" contest. This should prove quite interesting--for there are a great many Mickey Mice who are talented in performing on these two instruments. So let's get busy--and be at the next Mickey Mouse meeting full of pep--and ready for most anything.
All new candidates for election please turn in your names to one of the executive officers of the Mickey Mouse Club sometime during this week. The next election will be held on Saturday afternoon, July 16, so start your electioneering right away. The names of all officers who are nominated will be announced next Saturday at the regular meeting.
Next week the feature picture is entitled "Cheyenne Cyclone" starring the boy actor, Frankie Darro, so do not miss it.
The wonder of the movies, "Rin Tin Tin," will be starred in the serial, "Lightning Warrior," which will be introduced by request from a number of children in the club. The first showing will be July 30 at the regular meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club.
The meeting last week closed with the singing of the club song followed by the feature, Tim McCoy in "Texas Cyclone."
The Daily Tribune, Tuesday, July 5, 1932
The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111 held its regular weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday afternoon, July 16 at one-thirty o'clock.
Following the Mickey Mouse Fable the eleventh episode of "Detective Lloyd" was shown. The final episode of this interesting serial will be shown next Saturday, then the new serial "Lightning Warrior," starring Rin Tin Tin the wonder dog, will begin.
Master of Ceremonies, Jacque DeCoux, took charge of the meeting, and ordered the sergeants at arms to escort the Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform. The other officers then took their places on the stage.
All new candidates for membership were asked to stand and repeat the club creed. Then they were accepted as full fledged members of the club.
The members having birthdays during the past week were: Ercell Sweeney, Magdenanna Sonka, Elvin Hoover, Mat Saceda and Lois Eveyln Miller. A mighty yell was led by the cheer leader, Van Shaw Taylor.
The color bearer, escorted by the sergeants at arms, carried the flag to the stage. Every member and officer stood and gave the oath of allegiance to the flag, then sang one verse of "America."
The contest for the afternoon proved to be very interesting--and a great deal of fun. It was a paddle-ball contest--and was won by Lanell Curtis, who surprisingly turned out to be quite an artist with the paddle-ball. Next week the contest will consist of a peanut race--so practice up--and enter the contest.
The Mickey Mice joined in a yell of appreciation for the old officers who are retiring and for Grand Mickey Mouse McClain who is away for a short vacation.
All members are requested to begin thinking of a yell which will be suitable for the club yell. A prize will be awarded to the yell which is accepted into the club by the judges. Get your parents to help you in thinking up a good yell.
The feature for the afternoon was "Beyond the Rockies" starring the famous Tom Keene. Next week will be shown "Hoot Gibson in "The Wild Horse."
The result of the election of last week is:
Mickey Mouse Ballot
July 16, 1932.
Chief Mickey--Guy Townsend, 24; Derwood Smith, 15; Jack Young, 60
Chief Minnie--Allie Jay Sisk, 64; Melody Horn, 17; Marion Parks, 21
Song Leader--Eunice Shivers, 45; Lucille Carr, 55
Cheer Leader--Van Shaw Taylor, 102;
Courier--Dick Bachman, 65; Maurice Keller, 36.
Sergeants at Arms--Louise Amos, 10; Dena Cates, 20; Ann Cobb, 30; Mary Jane Coleman, 24; Susie Marie Winston, 10; Marion Verser, 3
Sergeants at Arms--Junior Anderson, 61; Melvin Epstein, 24.
Color Bearer--Bobbie Curtis, 35; John Franklin Long, 65.
The new officers installed for the next six weeks are Jack Young, Allie Jay Sisk, Lucille Carr, Van Shaw Taylor, Dick Bachman, Ann Cobb, Junior Anderson and John Franklin Long.
Wednesday, July 20, 1932
Mickey Mouse Meeting
A large number of children attended the meeting of the Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111 which was held at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday afternoon, July 23, at one-thirty o'clock.
The Mickey Mouse Fable was the first feature of the afternoon, and this was followed by the last episode of the serial "Detective Lloyd." The meeting was then called to order by the Master of Ceremonies, Jacque Decoux. The new officers were called to the platform where they took their oath of office, and received the officer's badge.
The new sergeants at arms then escorted the Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform where they were installed and took the club oath. All other officers were then taken to the platform and received their new badges.
The new candidates for membership were Jeannette Arendale, Delbert Arendale, Paul Coston, Doyle Coston and Madelene Smith. They stood and repeated the club creed and were accepted as full fledged members of the Mickey Mouse Club.
The members having birthdays during the past week and receiving show passes were Lola E. Miller, Matt Saceda, Elvin Hooper, Madelene Sonka and Lois Ledbetter.
The color bearer, escorted by the sergeant at arms, carried the flag to the platform and every member and officer stood and repeated the oath of allegiance to the flag. Then one verse of "America" was sung.
A very interesting contest followed which proved to be a great deal of fun. Each contestant received a table knife on which was placed a number of beans. The boy who succeeded in getting to the platform with the largest number of beans still on his knife received the prize. Every member became excited over the procedure
The regular feature of the afternoon was then shown starring Hoot Gibson in "The Wild Horse." Next week will be "Fighting Marshal" with Tim McCoy.
The new serial starring the wonder dog, Rin Tin Tin will also begin at the next club meeting. So don't fail to attend the next meeting--as there is a real treat in store for you in the way of a contest. Be on time, everyone!
The Daily Tribune, Monday,
July 25, 1932
The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111, was opened last Saturday afternoon, July 30, with the first episode of that exciting new serial starring Rin Tin Tin, the wonder dog, in "The Lighting Warrior." The club members thoroughly enjoyed the picture, and could not restrain from cheering at each new exciting adventure. The picture ended at the most critical moment, as might be expected leaving the children, unable to suppress the disappointment that showed on their faces, though anxious enough to attend the next meeting and see the startling outcome of these adventures.
Jacque DeCoux, the master of ceremonies, took charge of the meeting and ordered the sergeants at arms to escort the Chief Mickey and Chief Minnie to their stations on the platform. The other officers then took their places on the stage.
The new candidates for membership were: Jackie Lee Crawford, Nelda Marie Buster, Ida Lois Coston, Winnie Frances, Ruth Ledbetter and Lucille Sansing. These young people were then asked to stand and repeat the club creed. They were accepted in the club as full-fledged members.
The group having birthdays during the past week, and receiving birthday passes to the show, were: Nina Merle Byars, Maxine Fay Sansing and Virginia Moore. A rousing good cheer was given for these Mickey Mice led by the cheer leader, Van Shaw Taylor.
The master of ceremonies then ordered the sergeants at arms to escort the color bearer in bringing the flag to the platform. The members and officers stood and gave the oath of allegiance, then sang one verse of the song, "America." The colors were removed from the stage, and everyone resumed their seats.
The officers retired from the stage and the excitement was taken charge of by Rev. A. L. Haley. He made an exceptionally beautiful drawing while singing the words to a song befitting the picture. The Mickey Mice were delighted with the program, which proved to be a surprise. We hope to have Reverend Haley with us again in the near future.
The Mickey Mouse Club song was shown on the screen and every member of the club joined in singing it. Following this, the feature of the afternoon was shown starring Tim McCoy in "The Fighting Marshal."
Be sure to come on time tomorrow for the next meeting. At one-thirty sharp. Don't forget.
Friday, August 5, 1932
The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club, No. 111, opened with a bang last Saturday afternoon at one-thirty sharp! The children were nearly all on time--they were so anxious to see the second episode of that thrilling new serial, "The Lighting Warrior," starring the wonder dog, Rin Tin Tin.
The meeting was called to order by the Master of Ceremonies, Jacque DeCoux, who ordered the Sergeants at Arms to escort the Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform. The other officers then took their places on the stage.
The song leader, Lucille Carr, took her place at the piano while the color bearer, escorted by the sergeants at arms, carried the flag to the platform. Everyone stood and repeated the oath of allegiance after which they sang one verse of "America." The colors were removed from the stage and everyone resumed his seat.
The members receiving birthday passes were Dan Moody Stanford, Katherine Eidlebach, Lucille Carr, Gertrude Elaine Harris, Jack Benton McKelvy, Cluster Roark, Henrietta Sonka, E. J. Peters, Martha Luna, Curtis Perkins, Eugene Brown, Ellen Stanford, Beatrice Watkins, Wanda Beddy, Onida Ray Cartwright, Bill Sherrill, Velma Mae Reid. The cheer leader, Van Shaw Taylor, then led the members in a rousing cheer for these birthday members.
There were no contests during the afternoon, but an extra Silly Symphony Sound Cartoon entitled "The Fox Hunt" was shown. The club song was sung by the entire group.
The feature of the afternoon starring Edmund Lowe in "Attorney for the Defense" was the final show.
Tuesday, August 9, 1932
The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111, opened last Saturday afternoon at one-thirty with a big attendance--and a number of new members! The meeting began with the showing of the Mickey Mouse Fable, and was followed by the comedy starring Mickey (Himself) McGuire in "Mickey's Golden Rule."
The master of ceremonies, Jacque Decoux, took charge of the meeting by ordering the sergeants at arms to escort the Chief Mickey and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform. The other officers were then taken to their places on the stage.
The new candidates for membership stood, raised their right hand, and repeated the club creed. They were then accepted as full-fledged members of the Mickey Mouse Club. The new members were: Bobby Barrett, Georgianna Barnett, Ricardo Clement, Fred Carleton and Betty Mae Kirkland.
Birthday passes were then presented to the following members: Virginia Mosley, Billie Jean Clement, Albert Reed Nugent, Jeannette Arendale, Kenneth Vanness, Mary Elizabeth Rice, Nelson Rice, Don Bickham and Joe Butter.
The master of ceremonies then ordered the color bearer, escorted by the sergeants at arms to carry the flag to the platform while the state song, "The Eyes of Texas" was being played by "The Southerners." The members then stood and repeated the oath of allegiance to the flag, after which they sang one verse of "America." The colors were removed from the stage and everyone resumed his seat.
The officers retired from the platform and Mr. Walter Buck, brother of the famous Frank Buck who produced "Bring 'Em Back Alive," spoke for a short while to the club. He gave the life history of Frank Buck in a brief manner--and related some of the exciting instances in life of this great man.
Following this the children were entertained by Buford Gamble and Hub Adams, two comedians who proved to be unusually comical. The Mickey Mice enjoyed the jokes and songs which were given by these two men, but the entertainment ended all too quickly.
For these two interesting programs the members, led by the cheer leader gave the yell:
Sweet as candy!
Happy kids are we!
Music was then offered by the orchestra for a short while--following which another yell was given:
Who do we appreciate?
The third episode of that exciting serial starring Rin Tin Tin in "The Lightning Warrior" was shown under the title, "Empty Saddles." Following this, was shown "Tangled Fortunes," starring Buzz Barton.
Each Mickey Mouse and each Minnie Mouse was given a balloon after the meeting advertising the Frank Buck production, "Bring 'Em Back Alive."
In several weeks the new election of officers will be held--so if any members wish to be candidates please call Mrs. Long before the next meeting so that your name will be printed on the ballots.
The Daily Tribune, Monday, August 15, 1932
The Colonial-Tribune Mickey Mouse Club No. 111 held its regular weekly meeting at the Colonial Theatre last Saturday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock. The regular Mickey Mouse Fable was shown and the meeting was called to order by the Master of Ceremonies Jacque Decoux. The sergeants at arms were ordered to escort the Chief Mickey Mouse and Chief Minnie Mouse to their stations on the platform. The other officers then took their places.
Last week was a winning week for birthdays. Sixteen Mickey Mice and Minnie Mice were awarded birthday passes for this week! They were: Barbara Bruce, James Hogden, Harlan Bass, Jack Harold Glenn, Emallie Ledford, Homer Cartwright, Stewart Britton, Holmes Gooding, Mack Cartwright, Roy Lee Anderson, Brooks Dowdie, Lysle Young, Dorothy Hagaman, Harvey Shearer, Mack Hogden, Marvin Perkins. The cheer leader then led the members in a rousing cheer for these young people.
The song leader took her place at the piano while the color bearer, escorted by the sergeants at arms, carried the flag to the platform. The oath of allegiance was repeated by the members and one verse of "America" was sung. The colors were removed and everyone resumed his seat.
Two contests followed which were of great interest to each member. Several boys recited the Club Creed and the one who completed the creed without a mistake received a prize. The second contest was a "Threading the Needle Contest." Those who entered were: Thomas Thornton Carr, Rex Teat, Mary Alice Horn, Melody Horn, Lillie Mae Stafford, Susie Marie Stafford, Sylvia Lee Hardy, Charles Dickey, Oliver Wagley, Alcus Marquer and Charles Marquer. The contest will continue next week for the final run-off.
A number of screen songs with the bouncing ball were shown and all the children joined in singing them. This proved a great success--and we are hoping to have a number of other screen songs very soon.
The fourth episode of "The Lighting Warrior," starring Rin Tin Tin, was shown under the title, "Flaming Arrows." Next week the fifth chapter "The Invisible Enemy," will be shown.
The feature of the afternoon was Hoot Gibson in the exciting western picture, "The Gay Buckaroo."
Next week is election week--so don't forget to be present! Look over the ballot and decide on the officer whom you want to win--then vote for him. The ballot is:
Chief Mickey Mouse--Harvey Shearer, Alcus Marquer
Chief Minnie Mouse--Melody Horn, Marian Parks, Louise Amos, Dena Cates
Song Leader--Eunice Shivers, Lucille Carr.
Courier: Dick Bachman.
Sergeant at Arms (Boys)--Thomas T. Carr, John F. Long
Sergeant at Arms (Girls)--Barbara Ray Hamill, Ann Cobb.
Color Bearer--Pat McQuirt, Bobbie Baker.
The Mickey Mouse Club No. 152 was called to order by the master of ceremonies at 1:45 and the newly elected officers for the next six weeks were installed.
August has been a banner week for birthdays having 55 during the month. September started off with 16 the first week. Miss Lucille Allen Benedict, manager of the Mickey Mouse Club in Hollywood, wrote them a letter complimenting the club on their program and giving special attention to the contest given on the best statement of "Why I Joined the Mickey Mouse Club." In response to our request for information regarding a new club song, she sent us a song composed by the manager of the club in San Antonio. This song will be used by the club in the irregular? activities.
Sometime ago a prize was offered for the best yell handed in by a member of the club. Mary Elizabeth Harrison handed in the following yell:
"Hip! Hip! Hurrah!
Mickey Mouse Club is today!
The Boys and Girls have come for fun
Hip! Hip! Hurrah!"
She received a Mickey Mouse Club box of assorted pencils. We believe that this is the beginning of some very spirited yells that the members will write that can be used in the meetings.
A very competent judge of music who was present at the meeting complimented the club on its chorus singing of one verse of America and its Mickey Mouse song and the courtesy shown by the members throughout the meeting.
Two very appropriate cartoons were shown. One was the Ugly Duckling by Walt Disney, the originator of the Mickey Mouse Club and the other was made of Mother Goose songs. These were particularly interesting as they had been presented the previous week in the musical program presented by Miss McConnell assisted by Mrs. James Bervich.
The musical program was concluded by a dance by a member of the club, Mary James Sisk. The dance was entitled "The Cowboy's Dance."
One dollar will be given for the best all round kite and three passes to the Franklin Theater will be given for each of the kites out of the following, as judges by the chosen judges: The prettiest kite, the largest kite, the smallest kite, the best proportioned, first kite in the air, the kite that flies the highest, the first kite down and the most comical kite.
Five passes to the Franklin Theater will be given to each of the best made kites and that includes neatness, perfectly made and the paper tightly put on and to the kite that flies the steadiest.
The following rules will be enforced: All kites must be made so that each may be flown. All boys must be in the grade school, each kite may be managed by two boys and there must be about one hundred yards of string.
This will be great fun for the boys and very little expense so see that your son has a kite in splendid shape and ready to fly it Saturday morning. The prizes are certainly worth the little time to make your kite and every boy is always ready to fly his when the wind is high and so come on over and join the crowd. It's kite flying time.
The Matagorda County Tribune, April 13, 1933
For the prettiest kite: John Frank Long.
For the longest kite: Pier and Marquer.
For the smallest kite: Buster McDonald.
For the best made (neatness and paper tightly put on) John Frank Long.
For the best proportioned kite: Robert Winston.
For the first kite in the air: Harrison and Lott.
For the kite that flew the steadiest: Pier and Marquer.
For the most comical: Theodore Dienst.
For the best all around kite: John Frank Long.
For the first kite down: Robert Winston.
Judges in the contest: Mr. Z. W. DeLano, Mr. E. W. Willenberg and Mr. Gifford Reiman.
All boys who had a kite entered in this contest were awarded a pass to the matinee at the Franklin Theater this afternoon.
The manager and owner of the Long Theaters, Mr. J. C. Long, stated that next year he would conduct another kite contest earlier in the season and it would then be possible to have more contestants.
The Matagorda County Tribune,
Thursday, April 20, 1933
An excellent showing of talent was displayed at the entertaining program as presented by members of the local Mickey Mouse Club of the Colonial Theatre given at the Saturday matinee. A clever impersonation of movie stars was given by the following, Ann Cobb as Mae West, Bobby and Billy Curtis as members of Our Gang Comedy, Joan Horn as Greta Garbo, Eugene Brown as Richard Dix and Bert LeTulle as Popeye, the Sailor. Plans are being made to have such programs each Saturday after which the young artists will be presented at the Franklin Theater.
A delightful addition to the program was the skit with the impersonation of "Groucho Marx" as splendidly enacted by Rinehart Mansfield. Victor LeTulle assisted.
The Daily Tribune, Thursday, August 28, 1934
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