The Hondo Anvil Herald. (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 12, 1927 Page: 4 of 6
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The Anvil Herald
FMfohed Weekly—Every Ssturdsy
Editor and Proprietor
MRS ROBERTA DAVIS
BWBSCR1PTION, $1.50 PER YEAR
With Fletcher’s Farming $2.00
Entered at the Pottoffice at Hondo,
Thm, as second-claaj matter.
Foretfn Advertising Repcwentitive
7HE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
HONDO, TEXAS, FEB. 12, 1927.
*Cext Sunday, Feb. 13: 9:30 A.
6t Sunday School; 10:30 A. M.,
Services in German.
The pastor will relate a Bible story j Eilii^Vm,^h!"n:ade
as each Sunday school hour. The
SOLVING THEIR AGRICULTURAL
L. E. Stockard
Field Editor in Charge of Rural Work.
In Farm and Ranch.
The drouth that struck South
Texas last year destroyed the ag-
r.< ultura: clubs of .Mcd.na county,
excepting one. Nothing short of a
•> clone could destroy the clubs in the
Cliff community, and even the cy-
.v :.J probably would fail, for the
i.sDerous farmers in this eommun-
.y have basement Larns and cellars
ici ng vegetables. Club work
■iv •*:. activities of all the people,
i'hey have the Maverick 4-H club
for the boy and girls, the San
Bernardino women’s club, and the
San Geronimo fated Oats Association.
Everybody co-operates, even father
Under the able leadership of Mrs.
■I. E. Page, a Kentucky girl who is
now a Texas country school teacher,
m.J th? direction of County Agent
Fergus oi. ti .■ Maverick club made a
name for itself when one of its mem-
to Ch'cago in the baby-beef contest.
The school is the community center.
Mrs. J. E. Page is a Real Rural
teacher, and Miss Beatrice Hill, her
assistant, says that her ambition is
to be just such a teacher as her
and well equipped. "Tien the bo
Square banner was presented th
farmers and their wives 1had some-
thing to say, and knew how to sa>
** The solution of our agricultural
H. F. WJRZoACH H. E. IIaas* i
Vice-President Sec.-Tre^ f
ings. The county agent can send do their own talking, ani
word to the school any day and have Real Rural school taugti
practically every family out that Rural teachers is the cen < r >>
night. The new building is attractive munity activities.
.siones will be told in such a manner His sc rv of the trip won him another
flat, although intended primarily f r I’riz*?. and his speech before a county
ttrf little children,
th >v will n ,t on'v and home demonstrations
, „ .. , |agents in San Antonio showed what
folks, but Will *ls<' :our Texas country boys can do when
**<*fit them spiritually. Any adults th,.y hiV0 Rca) Rura| teachers. El-
lis’ cousin, Theodore Wurzbaeh, ran
a close second in the contest. Theo-
dore thmks so much of club work and
likes his country home so well that
he drives seventy-four miles each day I
in order to get his school credits in
a San Antonio high school, and still I
the Maverick school is only a coun-
try school; it can only do the work,
3nd let some city school give the
Since this school had no competi-
tors in Medina County, and as the
women’s club and the seed oats as-
asociation had members across the
line in Bexar county, it was allowed
to enter in the Bexar county com-
munity fairs. The school exhibit won
second place,, the San Bernardino
club won first place, and the Cliff
community exhibit won first place.
This is the place where Old Man
Maverick lived and where the word,
‘ maverick’’, in its present meaning,
4rsiring to “listen in” are welcome.
VVle attending a class la^t Sunday,
the pastor was reminded of the
trmsm: “The history of the world
u the biography of its heroes.” But
applied to the series of lessons on
tuagrapby of Bible characters given belongs to the Maverick club
... .. ,, , . , helps with the chores at home,
m this class, it would have to be r
Trade to read: ‘The history of the
rkoreh is the biography of the men
id God.” Miss l>inweber is the
Jevnted, painstaking teacher of this
In the sermon on Matt. 7, 24-29,
the congregation heard of the dif-
ference between the two classes of
httrers of the Word of God: very
Ifttie difference can be seen; in fact
there is only one difference (in the
foundations: the one building the
bnase of life, with its eternal inter-
ests, on the rock—the words of
Christ; the other building on the
sand—“all other ground”); but this
nae difference is a world of differ-
ence: the one hearer standing, and
Hit other falling, when the storms
ml life “beat upon” them. Christ
v»nts all men to be wise and build
afire) the rock.
The congregation decided to have
tV wood-work inside and outside the
r-haroh painted anew. The retiring
w+fTibers of the church council
(Messrs. R. C. Bless and G. F. Rich-
ter! were re-elected. The other
jsjr-mbers of the council are: C. J.
Ittesi, H. E. Haass, F. R. Grube.
Ur. Paul Richter was elected delegate
to the Synodical convention at Fred-
ericksburg next May; Mr. Hy.
The Luther League last Sunday
evening was one cf the most satis-
factory meetings the pastor ever at-
tended. The members showed a real
interest in the lesson (on F,zekiel).
The next lesson, on March 6th, will
be on the Prophet Daniel. All are
The Ladies’ Aid held its monthly
weeting at the home of Mrs. Hy.
Stiegler. This organization is a real
rid to the congregation.
H. A. HEINEKE,
JOHN M. FINGER.
Hondo National Farm Loan Ass’n. I
MEDINA COUNTY. TEXAS
OF MEDINA COUNTY, TEXAS
, ’harter So. litt, tinted September ». 1MJ
U*c'..A."TU‘’,a. Fl,’wu,“b.cb John M. Ilnnu*
W N. Saathoff F. G. Senne F. G. Senne
John M. Finger Alf. M. Finger Chas. Me
Lou E. Heath M. Finge
Total Texas Farmers. 51,274—$148,527,591.00
Get Ready to Build or Repair
with ut before
Come in ano talk the matter ov,r with u* before buyinj yo<r
lumber eUewbere. We are here *o terra you—to be to u.eful u
you that you get the hebit of tending to ut for all df your BUILD
INC MATERIAL. BRICK, IRON ROOFING. PAINTS, ETC.
! Hondo Lumber Company ,
CLIFF SCH03L BUILDING
TEXAS ALMANAC REVIEW.
The Texas Almanac and State
Industrial Guide for 1927, publish-
ed by The Dallas Morning News,
has just come from the Press. It
contains many new features in ad-
dition to complete revision and bring-
ing up to date of all statistics on
such general subjects as crops, live
stock and minerals.. A large folded
general commercial map of Texas
is included with the volume, show-
ing counties, cities and towns and
railroads, including new and tenta-
tive lines, and the reverse side a
uinvtmh , in its yurocin, meaning, • « hicrhwRV man of thp Statp
originated. In the early day, of the
open range Old
-,=*£ -vsrsa SsSSS
together; so they all agreed to brand the purpose
their cattle and leave his unbranded. .larnfo a r*nmiirtdi.oMa and
County Superintendent W. N. |
Saathoff and County Agent J. A.'
Forgason met with the Cliff commun- j
ity January 20 for the purpose of j
re-organizing the 4-K Ciub. Inter- i
esting and helpful talks were made j
by Mr. Saathoff and Mr. Forgason.
The Misses Renata and Martha ;
Wurzbaeh gave a group of vocal and
At the close of the meeting the
Parent-Teachers’ Association held a
brief session, after which refresh-
Hondo ^tate Bank
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This protection amounts to a guarantee against loss uf yooi
Non-interest bearirg checking accounts, and ia only offered by
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Your Business Respectfully Solicited.
the purpose of The Texas Almanac , n,ents were served h* the. mothers
annually to devote a considerable and a social hour was enjoyed by
The unbranded calf thus became a portjon 0f each volume to original all.
maverick and was safe as long as ma^er. Among the new features ini
the original honest pioneers controlled the volume this year are list of j
the range. But new people came in Texas native trees by common and
and “mavericked” the old mans tcchinal names, with location of’ can ouy a copy
calves by putting their own brand growth indicated; location and length »t Windrow’s magazine stand
on them. j of all Texas rivers, bayous and creeks j----
King Cotton was banished from the i0f twenty-five miles or more length; ■
Cliff community years ago and grain, latitude and longitude of all Texas i
cattle, hogs, sheep, and chickens have towns for which observations have
taken his place, and the farmers aft* been made; summary of the bills and,
making money. 'amendments recommended by the.
Educational Survey Commission; com-;
plete review of tax remission to
counties and cities by the State
Leg slaiure, showing amounts of
property valuation involved, names
and addresses of principal poet?,
novelists, playwrights, short story
N°ND0 MiAT MlRKtT
W. J NESTER, Proprietor, Dealer in
Choice Fresh Meat of all Kinds
Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Etc.
HIGHEST - CASH • PRICE • PAID • FOR • HIDES
SPECIAL BOY SCOUT SERVICES.
There will be special services Sun-
day morning, Feb. 13th, at the
Methodist Church at 11 o’colck ob-
wrving the anniversary week for Boy
Scouts of America, ending Feb. 13.
Special seats for Boy Scouts, who
will attend in uniiforrn so far as
possible. All scouts who haven’t
uniforms are expected to attend
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend and especially fathers and
Mothers of Scouts and also parents
»ho have boys elligable for Boy
S'ermon by Rev. W. S. Ezzell.
1)R. T. B. KNOPP,
Chairman Medina Co.
A. N. EBY,
Scout Master Hondo.
writers, historians, musical com-
posers, sculptors and painters of
One of the outstanding farms in
this community is that of Adolph
Wurzbaeh, where there are up-to-
date barns, silos, machinery, and
other equipment. Oats are the big
crop on this farm. Last year 225
acres averaged sixty bushels. The
only combine harvester in South
Texas is owned by Adolph Wurz- _
bach, and with it and one man to Texas. Texas libraries with numbers
help he cuts and threshes 2,000 of volumes, land holdings, power de-:
bushels of oats in a day. velopment and other subjects.
One hundred hogs were fed last Complete and up-to-date informa-1
year and the result showed a good tion is g.ven also on population,,
price for the grain and labor and a State, district and county officials,
nice profit for the brains that were public schools, universities and col- j
put into the project. With milking leges, manufacturing, agriculture,
Shorthorns Mr. Wurzbaeh has built live stock minerals, railroads high-1
up a dairy herd that brings him a ways and motor vehicles, utilities,,
weekly check for $40 to $50. Mrs. banking ‘prance, election results by I
Wurzbaeh and their two daughters aunties .n 192b reclamation and,
are making more money from 400 irrigation vital statistic*. State Gov-
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cyclopedia of Texas carrying latest
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tically every field of information.
DR. THOS. B KNOPP
ROTHE BLDG HONDO. TEXAS
ENTRANCE ON BANDERA AVE.
Phones: Office 136 Res. 225
£J J. lYlliYtk, M U.
FOR FRESH MEATS OF ALL KINDS
BEEF, PORK, VEAL, SAUSAGE
And LAKD Always On Hand
A. C. ThaUman, C,TV„S
Office Over Hutzler Confectionery
Entrance First National Bank Stairs
iesidmce Phone: 80; Office Phone: 24? j
and his wife and six children.
I sat down to a meal in the home
of Henry Wlirzbach, another co-op-
erative farmer, that only needed a
printed menu to be called a banquet. |
Milk is the money crop here, and he j
is building a milk hou;e and barn to!
meet the highest dairy standards, and j
gets the premium price for certified i
milk. Purebred hogs and chickens
were there to round out a profitable
farming program. His daughters are
leaders in the San Bernardino
women’s club, and are helping to de-;
velop canning, gardening, and poultry
raising in this and adjoining com-
These are but two examples of the
kind of farm families that are enjoy-
ing life and making money by mix-
ing brains with labor in the Cliff
community. They modestly suggest-
ed that 1 go with them to visit some
of the best farmers. As this was
not possible the farmers met us at
the Maverick school and gave me
further insight into the reason for
the prosperity of the community.
0R. R. P. THOMAS
Ml Gibb* Bid's. Phone Travis 4688
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Office Phone No. 74, Re*. No. 70
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Davis, Fletcher. The Hondo Anvil Herald. (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 12, 1927, newspaper, February 12, 1927; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth563924/m1/4/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hondo Public Library.