Jungerman, A H 1972

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A. H. Jungerman discusses his long and colorful teaching and coaching careers and his acquaintances in South Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: A.H. Jungerman

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1972

Location: Jourdanton, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes (total)


Tape 1, Side 1: Background and early life, Began school at 23 years, Experiences teaching school in South Texas, Involvement in ranching and other activities, Coaching in Jourdanton (1917-1920), Recalls season’s schedule for 1925, Football rules-of-thumb enumerated, State championship recalled, Describes football "trick plays".

Tape 1, Side 2: Coaching practices and training rules employed, Describes football equipment, Lack of facilities for public spectators, Recalls coaching girls’ basketball, Coaching experiences in other athletic events, Explains restriction of athletic contests to weekends, Ranching in Frio Country, Witness to cattle shooting during the Depression, Return to teaching at Orange Grove, Texas, Orange Grove-Pearsall game described, Involved in fight at Orange Grove concerning educational policy, Expresses attitude toward tobacco, Friends and former students recalled.

Tape 2, Side 1: Growth of Corpus Christi examined, Recalls Depression cattle shoot at Pearsall, Acquaintances mentioned, Alleged changes in weather conditions in South Texas, Use of ineligible players in Poteet-Kenedy basketball game.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Tape 3, Side 1: Lists several San Antonio area annual festivals, Education reviewed, University of Texas in the 1920s described, Cotton picking and sharecropping to earn money for schooling, Teaching career recalled, School conditions and facilities described, Harvesting cotton in South Texas, Land prices and effect of boll weevils, Coaching at Pearsall (1925), Newspaper article concerning the 1925 team and Jungerman’s career read aloud, Pearsall-Robstown football game recalled.

Tape 3, Side 2: Pearsall-Robstown game (continued), Utilization of gate receipts from Pearsall-Robstown game, Characterizes early nature of officiating, Athletic equipment and facilities of the past described, Questions football half-time practices of critical coaches, Interest in rodeos expressed, Parents recalled, Describes family’s move from East Texas, Attitude toward German and Anglo settlers.

Tape 4, Side 1: Traveling in Texas in 1890s (continued), Diet described, Anecdote about Polish settlers, Methods of food preparation and preservation explained, David Murrah reads poetic tribute to Jungerman.

Tape 4, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1890s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1917-c. 1930

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