The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
In front of Baker Hall (a boy's dorm) at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, there is a marker with the name John Walker Vinson engraved upon it. Legend has it that Vinson was a member of a national fraternity at Austin College in the early 1900s. Unfortunately, he was shot and killed during a brawl with another national fraternity. For that reason, there are no national fraternities (with the exception of Alpha Phi Omega--a service fraternity) on that campus.
Data entry tech comment:
Informant and collector are the same person.
Informant probably first learned this in Houston, Texas.
|Subject headings:||PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend|
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal