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Dunbar Prom Attracts 100 Couples Saturday Night
Dunbar Prom Attracts 100 Couples Saturday Night
Item IDegyptian19360527Dunbar.tif
TitleDunbar Prom Attracts 100 Couples Saturday Night
DescriptionDunbar prom of 1936 had a good attendence record.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1936 May 27
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDunbar Prom Attracts 100 Couples Saturday Night

Miss Henrietta Dozier was crowned queen of the Dunhar Prom last Friday night. During the intermission Miss Dozier was informed that she had been chosen as queein; she donned the scarlet train of the queen and was escorted across the dance floor by her attendants, Miss Claudia Nash and Miss Mary Frances Norton, to the throne where Jesse Bell presented her with the crown.
this was the first spring prom giVen by the Dunbar Literary Society; it is to be made an annual event. There were about a hundred couples present.
The dance was held in the old gymnasium from eight o'clock to twelve. Tiny Scott and his orchestra provided the music.
Richard Tborp, an art student here, Supervised the decorations. The color scheme was yellow and green; the scene depicted a garden by moonlight. The lights were covered so as to represent moon and stars and silVer Stars were placed around the walls to add to the illusion. Festoons of yellow and green crepe paper Were draped from the center light so as to form a barrier of streamers between the onlookers and the dance floor. The queen's throne was placed in the north end of the gymnasium and the orchestra in the opposite end. Spectators seats were arranged along the sides. Artificial green shrubss surrounded the orchestra's
platform and Were banked at the sides of the throne, Others were placed about the room. carrying out the garden effect. The Nine-piece orchestra added to its musical effectiveness by vocal choruses. Tiny Scott himself became so imbued with the spirtit of the occasion and his music that he danced while he directed and finally left his musicians to themselves while he chose a partner and vent out on the floor.
Maggie Nelson, whose singing was one of the most popular features of the Homecoming play last fall, added
her bit to the program by singing "Queen of My Heart" following the coronation of Miss Dozier as queen. After the coronation ceremony. Mr. Robert Jack! president of the society, was presented with a gift from the club as a recognition of his services. The people in the "Dunbar who's Who'' were called forward introduced. Jesse Bell took top honors by being selected as the most pepular boy, most handsome boy and most talented boy. Miss Elizabeth Alien was designated as the most inlelligent girl and also the most talented girl. Robert Jack was chosen as the most intelligent negro boy on the campus. Other selections were, most attractive girl, Claudia Nash;
friendliest negro girl, Mary Frances Notton friendliest boy. Paul Scott; best dressed girl. Hortense Pharries, and best dressed boy, Vernell Smith.
The chaperones of the dance Were Miss Julia Jonah, Mr. Charles Neely, Miss Martha Scott, Miss Aileen Carpenter, Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Scott, Mr. Robert Dunn Faner, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Penn, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Taylor, Dr. Marie Hinrichs, Dr. Vern L. Peacock and Mr. Carl Lee.
All arrangements for the' dance were made by the dance committee, Robert Leigh Jack, Margaret Jackson and Richard Thorp, aided by the sponsor of the society, Mr. robert D. Faner.
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