De Leon Free Press
DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, September 14, 1923
To Mr. and Mrs. Jim WEST, Saturday, September 8th, 11 lb. boy.
Virgil NOWLIN, Sunday, September 9th, a boy.
Frank JERNIGAN, Monday, September 10th, a 10 lb. girl.
Milton HEATH, Tuesday, September 11th, a girl.
Anyone seen or caught on our premises hunting, gathering pecans or trespassing may expect the full penalty of the law to be applied. This is fair warning. – Mrs. A.C. HILTON, W.R. CLARK
Round Grove Baptist Association Holds Good Meeting at Robinson Spgs.
The Round Grove Baptist Association met with Robinson Springs church, six miles east of Desdemona. Rev. W.T. HAMOR of De Leon was elected moderator, and L.C. MACON was elected as clerk. Round Grove Association is small, nevertheless, the different reports showed an increase over last year in many phases of the work…..The retiring missionary, Bro. J.W. REED, gave an encouraging report of work accomplished during the year, there being some 120 baptisms reported. Practically all of the churches in the association was represented by both letters and messengers.
Thursday afternoon was given to the W.M.U. Mrs. INZER of De Leon was elected president of the association auxiliary, and Mrs. NUNNALLY secretary-treasurer. Just as the session closed Friday afternoon, Bro. HAMOR made a very helpful address on the advisability of disbanding the Round Grove association, allowing the churches to join the neighboring associations, thereby strengthening them, also rendering a greater and more constructive field of labor for the cause of Christ. The associational board has the matter under consideration and will meet with the Bethel church on Saturday, before the Fifth Sunday, inst., for a final decision.
Parade for Coming Fair is Favored
At the regular meeting of the Y.M.B.L. this week the matter of a Fall Fair Parade being staged as an opening feature of the coming big show, was fully discussed. Chairman HASKINS named a committee composed of Chief of Police NABORS, R.M. HUGHES and J.E. FUNDERBURGH to interview the various merchants and have them give an expression of their wishes.
The committee went thoroughly over the business section Tuesday and did not find a dissenting vote. In fact, everyone interviewed voted "yes" and the Free Press is herewith publishing the list of names of those who will contribute to making the biggest and best Fall Fair parade in the history of our fair:
HIGGINBOTHAM Bros. & Co.; Farmers & Merchants Bank; BUELL Lumber Co.; FOUST Lumber Co.; GRIZZELLE & TRENT; MILLER Shoe Shop; GRIMSHAW Filling Station; Tom BOSWELL; STEAKLEY & SMITH; HOLDEN Motor Co.; De Leon Meat Market; J.T. EDMONDSON; City Barber Shop; City Meat Shop; NORTHCUTT & RUCKER; B.N. TERRY, E.E. AKERS; D.P. LLOYD; Ed. MORTON; Jack HAYNES; J.W. HOWARD; Ben FURNACE; STEAKLEY Gas Station; WALTON Bakery; LAMBERT Hotel; YOUNG’s Place; Sid’s Café; GREENWALDT & MORTON; W.E. HOWELL; The Dependable Store; AVANT’s Variety Store; C.L. HUDDLESTON; DABNEY Hardware Co.; Guaranty State Bank; BOGART’s & WILSON; The Liberty Theatre; TOMLIN Drug Co.; WEAVER Drug Co.; TERRILL Grocery Co.; Oil Cities Electric Co.; The Home Grocer; Sanitary Barber Shop; C.L. KINCHEN; De Leon Free Press; De Leon Gas Co.; Travelers Hotel; REID Auto Supply .Co.; S.A. DUKE; The Shear Co.; W.W. NANCE; LESTER Bros; Bills Hotel; Lester Hotel
Local and Personal
Will HOWELL Sundayed in this village.
Miss Urselle SELF left last week for Clifton where she will teach Home Economics in the high school of that city the coming school year.
Mr. and Mrs. H.W. LOCKE and Mrs. Jesse WETZEL were Gorman visitors Sunday afternoon.
W.C. MIXON is home from a two weeks trip to Chicago and other points in the north.
Miss Minnie MERRICK left some days ago for Fort Worth where she has a place as teacher in the city schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar NABORS and baby of Comanche were Sunday visitors of his parents and others.
Claud NICHOLS, former De Leon youth, now making his home at Casper, Wyo., was here on Wednesday visiting old friends.
Mrs. Chas. BARTLETT and children of Dallas are here this week for a visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. T. ROSS.
Byron SHORT, "Ford doctor" with Reid Auto Supply Co., is preparing to leave in a few days for State University, Austin, for the coming school year.
Misses Virginia and Mary Louise LOWE, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. LOWE, left this week for Cleburne where Miss Virginia will teach history in high school and Miss Mary Louise will be a pupil in the high school.
The second son of Mr. and Mrs. S.G. GENTRY is in the hospital at Gorman recuperating from the effects of an operation for appendicitis last Friday or Saturday. Young GENTRY’s condition is satisfactory and he is on the road to recovery.
Mrs. E.C. DODSON went to Blackwell Sanitarium Sunday for examination and possible operation. She has not had good health for sometime and after a series of X-ray examinations she may go under the surgeon’s knife in order to regain her health.
Former Residents on Visit Here
W.M. GLEASON and wife of Lone Wolf, Okla., have been here this week, guests of relatives and friends. Mrs. GLEASON is a daughter of W.W. BENDER, and they also visited her father at Carbon. Mr. GLEASON formerly lived just east of De Leon and owned a farm upon which he lived before moving to Oklahoma.
©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.