-- Courier's History Corner -- A glimpse at some of Bandera County's history and how it was presented at the time.
A story from The Bandera New Era
July 19, 1934
Saints & politics
SAINTS REUNION BEGINS IN BANDERA TOMORROW
Local Church Will Be Gathering Place For Many Latter Day Saints
A great reunion of the saints will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints on Delightful Hill in this city, from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 29th, inclusive. A commodious tabernacle has been erected on the church property, and preparations are being made to accommodate a large crowd of members and visitors from various sections. Elder Claude Kuydendall of San Antonio, serves the local congregation. Apostle Roy S. Budd, of Independence, Mo., will be the principal speaker throughout the Reunion, which will begin tomorrow night at 8 o'clock, and end Sunday night, July 29th. He will be assisted by Elder Howard of Oklahoma, and other well known speakers.
The daily program will be as follows: 6:30 am breakfast; 7:30 am class; 8:30 am class; 9:30 am devotional services; 11 am morning services; 12 noon, lunch; 1 to 3 pm rest period; 3 to 5 pm organized recreational activities; 6 pm supper; 8 pm song service; 8:15 pm evening sermon, Apostle Budd, speaker; 9:30 pm evening social and devotional; 10 pm lights out....
July 21 - Get Acquainted Evening. Special programs of readings, musical numbers, one-act plays and other interesting features by members from various points in the district.
MURPHY SPEAKS HERE
EE (Pat) Murphy, candidate for Congress, 21st District, spoke on the streets of Bandera last Saturday afternoon in the interest of his candidacy. He was on a speaking tour over the district, and tarried here long enough t make a stirring address and meet quite a number of the voters.
... [he] pointed out that he was a former shoe clerk who had read law at night and finally graduated from three universities, and had spent six years... in Washington.
"... The government has appropriated enough money to feed every man, woman and child in America and to give every man a job, if it were not for the politician and the red tape between the relief in Washington and the men and women who need it."
...He also advocated a plan of universal service in time of war. "Take all the profits out of war and you will stop war." He said. We should have an adequate National defense and then America stay at home and attend to her own business"
The Courier welcomes any comments or memories stirred by these bits of Bandera history from the 1930s.
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis