Here’s a dance card from a New Year’s eve dance in 1915. I found it in an early Rice student’s scrapbook:
“Dance of the Scrags” sounds like something from the Nutcracker, but I don’t know what it means. For the Turn Verein, look here. My sense is that the Houston Turn Verein was mostly about dancing and bowling. What I got a kick out of, though, were the names of the dances on the inside of the card.
I don’t have time to hang around here this afternoon. See ya!
UPDATE: An especially alert reader sent along this postcard of the Turn Verein building where this dance was held. Thank you, Lynda!
The Buzzard Lope was very popular in the fall of 1970.