I'll continue sharing old yearbook pictures of young people in uniforms.
He's listed at the top of members as the Major. (See my post about him HERE last week on Sepia Saturday.) Since then I've heard from my cousin about her family members who were in bands that being the major means he didn't play an instrument.
My father's older brother, Chauncey, was in an ROTC uniform also, right column in photo below, 3rd from bottom.
Sepia Saturday shows some uniformed gentlemen of the law.
I have a son who works security for parade floats in Tampa every year...but doesn't get a uniform at all like these. Come over HERE to see what others post based upon this picture! And continue with my looking for relatives in old yearbooks here!
By 1933 my father had met my mother probably, in Jefferson High School in San Antonio, TX. She signed her name (Mataley Munhall) by her picture below, the right column at the bottom of portraits. Is she in Company C's group picture? Yes, front and center (well, to the right of the tall young man in the very center.)
I don't think my father (George Rogers) was in Company C until 1934. Then he was listed among the members, but I can't find him in the crowd (photo below). But where is my mother in 1934?
Mataley went to the newly formed Company D in 1934...and she was then listed as a sponsor. I think George missed his chance, (that time) since she changed her marching company. Incidentally, like many yearbooks, the group picture below does not have my mother located in the place that is indicated by her name. She is actually the girl in the middle of the front row, with her eyes closed. I know you were wondering about that!
I think it was innocent, but when I remember Hitler's youth troops, it is even possible that his influence came into south Texas through the German connection. These high school students certainly appeared to have enjoyed wearing uniforms.
Yes the club was made of young women who met "as a social aid to the Battalion"...and were called the Swastika Club. It is possible some members of this social club are still alive and could answer my questions, but highly unlikely...and I don't think I'll try to find them. So this is a mystery. Except I'm sure the young women stopped using that insignia about 1940.