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[Texas]. [Bowling]
St. Joseph's Ladies Bowling Club. Organized April 3, 1919 [manuscript title]
[Corpus Christi, Tx.], 1937. About very good.. Approximately [150]pp. 12mo. Original black cloth. Light wear and soiling to covers. Contents lightly toned, some light wear and soiling. Generally written in a legible hand. Fabulous manuscript record of a ladies' bowling league club in Corpus Christi, kept over the better part of the 1930s. The book outlines the rules of the club, records lists of members, and documents meetings, as well as expenses and other information. It is a very thorough look at ladies' bowling in Depression-era Texas, and seems to have been rather a serious organization and must have been comprised of wealthier women. In order to join, one had to be a member of "St. Elizabeth Society, Young Ladies Sodality, or a daughter of the mothers belonging to the club." Meetings happened every four months, while bowling took place every Thursday -- Rule 2 of the Rules of Bowling states that "The losing side has to pay 5 cents a person," and members that aren't present are fined 10 cents. Guests were allowed but only once a month. The four-monthly meeting coincided with a "prize bowl," for which every member contributed 25 cents each month. Rules for prize bowling are outlined (no guests allowed), as are rules for general bowling. "Anyone missing weekly bowling three successive times will be barred from our regular four months prize bowl. Anyone out of town, sick, or working should report to one of the officers and will be excused." The rules further outline the hierarchical structure of the club. Example entries from the minutes include: "Motion was … [Click Below for Full Description]
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