A “Bit” of Looking Back – Veteran Mason Is Honored At Eastern Star Installation


Veteran Mason Is Honored At Eastern Star Installation

from The Malakoff News
Friday, June 10, 1960

E. A. Hall, veteran Mason of the Malakoff Masonic Lodge No. 759 A. F. & A. M. and closely approaching his 50th year in the service of the Order, was honored last Thursday evening, when the program for the annual installation of officers of the local Eastern Star was dedicated to him.

The dedication was made by his daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Bien, incoming Worthy Matron for the Malakoff Chapter No. 1012. 

Mr. Hall’s picture was included in the printed booklet program, together with the following words by Mrs. Bien, “This year is lovingly dedicated to my Dad, E. A. Hall, who is a Past Master of the Malakoff Lodge No. 759, A. F. & A. M., and is a member of the Malakoff Chapter, No. 1012, O. E. S.”

The installation service was held at Bankston Motors, local Oldsmobile agency in an open air program, and was attended by a large number of invited guests.

Installing Officer was Irene McCallister; Installing Secretary, Dorothy Harrison; Installing Marshall, Helen Chandler; Installing Chaplain, Alice Cartlidge; Installing Organist, Katherine Mead.

Worthy matron, Eleanor Bien; Worthy Patron, George Riddlesperger; Associate Matron, Ruth Hunter; Associate Patron, R. K. Hunter; Secretary, Lamesa Bradley; Treasurer, H. L. Wyatt; Conductress, Myra Phillips; Associate Conductress, Beulah Jordan; Chaplain, Birtie Phillips; Marshall, Helen Redwine; Organist, Lavina Hope; Adah, Annie Lanier; Ruth, Cozette Barnett; Esther, Syble Rogers; Martha, Florence Stanfield; Electa, Mary Bryant; Warder, Harold Latham; Sentinel, E. A. Hall.

A “Bit” of Looking Back – Mrs. Bien Appointed Representative for Southwestern Life (April, 1958)


Mrs. Bien Appointed Representative for Southwestern Life

From The Malakoff News
Friday, February April 4, 1958

Mrs. Eleanor H. Bien has been appointed a representative for the Southwestern Life Insurance Company at Malakoff, it has been announced by P. C. Russell of Tyler, territorial manager.

A native of Malakoff, Mrs. Bien attended Lon Morris Junior College.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher; an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star, and Malakoff Woman’s Club.

Mrs. Bien and her husband, James E. Bien, who is City Secretary of Malakoff, and their 11-year-old son, live on North Terry Street