- Courier's History Corner -
A story from The Bandera New Era
October 16, 1941
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis
SHERIFF BURNS CAUGHT CAR THIEF HERE LAST NIGHT
Last night about 8:30 o'clock Sheriff Billy Burns ws notified to be on the lookout for a man who had slugged Deputy Sheriff Tommie West at Jourdanton and made his get-away in the deputy's car. Mr. Burns had been given the description of the car and the number. Within 15 minutes of being notified, our sheriff spotted the car coming by the Ranchmen's Chevrolet Co. and gave chase, catching it in front of the Alamo Lumber Co. The man, whose name is WH Bonds, offered no resistance and has been lodged at the local jail to await Atascosa County officers. He is an ex-convict and was armed at the time of his arrest.
MASS MEETING TO BE
A mass meeting will be held at the Bandera school next Saturday night to discuss plans for a school lunch program. All parents are invited to be present.
Tax assessments for Bandera County showed a total of $2,958,297.30. This is more than any previous year and last year assessments totaled $2,800,631.50. Total tax payments are expected to be $61,652.55. Bandera County tax payments each year are nearly 100 percent.
DUFF FAMILY REUNION
The Duff family met Sunday, Oct. 5 at Ranger Crossing to hold a family reunion. A picnic dinner was enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duff, Miss Mary Duff and Leonard LaPort of San Antonio, Mrs. Agnes Kalka and children, Mrs. Henry Jureczki and daughter, Dennis Duff and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Kalka, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Searcy and Bruce Hay.
Mrs. DE Conwill Jr. entertained the Bridge Club yesterday with a party at her home. The living room was beautifully decorated with roses. Refreshments of apple pie a-la-mode and coffee were served to Mesdames WA Plummer, Dick Trowbridge, Howard Eckhart, Bruce Mansfield, HF Schlemmer, LE Short and the hostess. Mrs. Trowbridge received high score and Mrs. Rankin Conwill low.
A membership drive for the Bandera Fire Department is now in progress and everybody is asked to join. The dues are only $1.25 per year and the goal is 100 members. 39 members have joined to date. Anyone wanting to join should see any one of the following membership committee: Frank H. Mansfield, Frank Braden, IE Adamietz, Ray Wyatt, DM Crissman and Erle Mansfield.
HIGH COURT UPHOLDS
The case of Jess M. Autry was affirmed by the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin Wednesday, Oct. 8. Autry was given a 25-year sentence in District Court here last fall for the murder of Hal Smith at Medina.