De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, August 24, 1923


Thanks All Around

The De Leon Watermelon Growers Association desires to express in this manner their thanks to non-members for the co-operation shown on Slicing Day, August 15th. The number of melons sliced exceeded the number sliced a year ago and the spirit of helpfulness on the part of many growers is responsible for the success of the occasion.

De Leon Young Men's Business League desires to thank both members and non-members of the association for their part in making the event a success. Such a fine spirit of neighborly co-operation and helpfulness goes a long way towards maintaining a better social relationship.

The following donated melons for the slicing: Webb TOLAND, 14; J. Doss MILLER, Jr., 16; Stanley CARRUTH, 10; H.F. SHORT, 20; Sid MORROW, 8; T.P. PATTERSON, 39; O.M. LOCKE, 2; J.D. RAGLAND, 8; Whit SIDES, 5; Bob HATTOX, 41; J.F. McKELVEY, 5; J.F. OWEN, 26; R.L. PEAR, 14; D.W. TOLAND, 6; W.J. SCOTT, 6; C.M. FARROW, 12; Pink SCOTT, 20; G.W. REED, 6; N. NOBORS, 8; J. Doss MILLER, 10; O.P. FISHER, 10; J.A. DUKE, 4; R.J. GRISOM, 7; Gilder CHUPP, 16; R.S. McCHARON, 16; S.H. GILDER, 6; F.D. ROSS, 3; Harvey GEORGE, 20; J.S. NANCE, 8; Charley HULSEY, 5; Holden VAUGHN, 10; Arthur BOSWELL, 4; Emmett RIPPETOE, 13; Graves ROSS, 10; E.S. STEWART, 35.

Infant Swallows Open Safety Pin

Cisco, Aug. 21 - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sill DOSSETT was taken to Dallas last Wednesday for an X-ray examination and if necessary an operation to remove an open safety pin the baby swallowed.

Local and Personal

Miss Clara ROSS, daughter of J. Matt ROSS, is convalescent following a serious operation.

Mr. and Mrs. A.R. SCOTT of De Leon, Route 2, are the proud parents of a 10 pound boy, born into their home on August 21st.

Mrs. Joe LOMAX and little daughter returned to their home at Meridian Wednesday after a visit with her aunt, Mrs. S. PARKS.

Mrs. J. H. REED of Spur is here for a visit with her sister, Mrs. PARKS and mother, Mrs. S.D. GREER, who continues critically ill.

William STEAKLEY, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. W.L. STEAKLEY, left Tuesday for a visit with relatives and friends in Bell County.

Lost - By Mrs. Charlie ROSS, a yellow beaded bag. Return to Free Press.

Mrs. W.E. HOWELL recently accompanied her daughter, Mrs. CLARK, back to Denison for a visit, her first in the home of her daughter since her recent marriage.

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. THOMPSON of Stephenville were Sunday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.E. HOWE.

Claude FITZGERALD, son of T.I. FITZGERALD and wife, has resigned his position as shopkeeper with Lowe-Carter Co., here and has accepted a similar position with Boren-Stewart Co., at Denton. He took up his new duties more than a week ago.

Eld. J.J. EDWARDS was here and conducted services at the Primitive Baptist church this week. His wife is at Brownwood visiting their daughter. They will return to their home at Tahoka soon, following a three months' absence.

Oliver Springs

This community was visited by a shower Friday evening. The farmers were indeed glad to see it. We hope for another one soon.

We are indeed glad to say that Mr. N. NABERS, who has been very ill, is greatly improved.

Mrs. Lena SMITH visited her daughters at Robinson Springs from Friday until Sunday.

Garland PERRY and wife spent Sunday at the home of Mr. PERRY's father.

Miss Della WALL of St. Joe attended the singing school here Friday.

Ancil HILL and wife spent Saturday night at the home of Bollie HILL in De Leon.

Duster (Too late for last week.)

Miss Nommie CHILDRESS of Cottonwood spent the week end with Miss Inez HATTOX.

Eulon HODGES of Rotan is visiting relatives here.

Floyd COAN and family of Rotan spent last week with relatives in this community.

Misses Tay and Inez HATTOX honored Miss Nommie CHILDRESS with a slumber party Saturday night. They all went to church and after church they had a great feast on watermelons. Several games were played and they retired at 11:45. Those present were Misses Mae Belle WINKLES of Rock Bluff, Wilma GRAY, Grace CARTER, Hesper and Ardelle JOINER, Iola McCLELLAN, Emily HUDDLESTON and Mary HODGES. They all enjoyed themselves together until Sunday afternoon when they accompanied Miss CHILDRESS to the train.

Bender Makes Record

Ivy C. BENDER, former De Leon boy, is making good in Beeville, Texas. In a recent examination, which he must take every year, he made 100 per cent on each of three hard tests and 99.77 per cent on the case examination giving him an average of 99.94 per cent. [This was a postal clerk test.]

2004 Judith Michaels.  This transcription is the generous work of Judy Michaels taken from microfilm held by the Newspaper Collection of the University of Texas at Austin with a microfilm copy at Comanche Public Library.  The information may be used for personal research only and not for commercial purposes without specific permission.