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2013-12-26

- Courier's History Corner -

Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

A story from The Bandera New Era
Nov. 1, 1934
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

WALKING CANE CHAIR
Charlie Eckhart was in from the ranch yesterday exhibiting about the handiest device we have seen lately. It is a walking cane when folded up and is easily carried. When the fellow who uses the walking cane gets tired and wants to rest, he simply unfolds the thing and it becomes a comfortable three-legged chair with a back to it..
Mr. Eckhart, who can make anything out of wood, saw a model of the walking cane chair while in Fort Worth recently, and came home and made one out of seasoned elm timber and it is not only a useful article, but a beauty as well.

NEW PASTOR
Rev. WF Dechert has been appointed to the pastorate of the Bandera Methodist church to take the place of Rev. W Vasco Teer, who is transferred to Chapman Ranch, in the Corpus Christi circuit.
Rev. Dechert will also supply Medina. Rev. Chas. Nixon was appointed presiding elder of the Llano District.
Rev. Teer and his sons are leaving for the new field this week, and the new pastor and his wife are expected to arrive immediately.
During the two years Rev. Teer has been pastor of the Methodist church here has made a host of friends by his earnest work in our community, and we shall miss him greatly, but we join in extending a hearty welcome to his successor.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ORGANIZED
The Baptist people of Myrtle Creek community held a meeting October 28, and organized a Sunday School, which will held ever Sunday evening at 2:30. To help hold a Sunday School properly the following were elected: Superintendent, Paul Hubble; Secretary and Treasurer, Robert Hubble; Adult teacher, Robert Hubble; Senior teacher, Mrs. Delma Burney; Junior teacher, Mrs. Hunt; Primary teacher, Miss Inez Smith; Intermediate teacher, Mrs John Hubble; Cradle Roll, Mrs Forest Stevens.