De Leon Free Press
DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, December 19, 1924
Stores Are Gaily Decked for Xmas
De Leon stores are gaily decked in holiday attire. The approaching Christmas season has been made the occasion for hanging up the holly or mistletoe wreath or brightly colored festoons and streamers so that most of our business places tell the story of the approach of the glad season in a beautiful and expressive manner.
This is the first Christmas season of De Leon Variety Store in our city, and Mr. BIBBY has turned his stock almost entirely to holiday lines for the time being.
E.E. DABNEY is showing a line of toys for the first time, a very nice showing.
Tomlin Drug Co. carries Christmas goods each year, and this season finds no exception to their rule, unless perhaps a bigger and more widely varied line.
Chubby LESTER, at the Owl Confectionery, is showing Christmas toys, in addition to a big line of candies, cigars and other gift merchandise.
H. HAMPTONís jewelry line is particularly attractive this Christmas, his line appealing especially to those who are fond of jewelry.
T.P. WEAVER & Son are offering many items from their regular stock calculated to appeal as gifts.
"Say it with a photograph, says C.L. HUDDLESTON, and Free Press agrees that a nice photograph makes a might fine Christmas present.
In the various departments at Higginbothams gifts galore may be found: Wearables, dolls and toys in the Dry Goods Department; furniture and rugs, and a thousand and one practical gifts may be found in their Hardware Department.
The interior at the Dependable Store presents a festive and most attractive appearance. Hundreds of useful gifts and toys decorated with holly and mistletoe and festooning in the seasons coloring, making this undoubtedly one of the pretties sales rooms in central west Texas.
SLOAN Sisters, the newest ladies ready to wear store in town, is also decorated for the occasion. "Make it a practical gift" is their suggestion, and they are prepared to help you.
SWAGERTY Filling Station offers gifts for motorists with a wide variety to select from.
Self Service Station offers gifts in the accessory line that any motorist would be proud to own.
"Let your light shine" says Oil Cities Electric Co., who are offering Mazda lights, and the Hotpoint line as gift suggestions.
W.W. NANCE left Tuesday morning for Dallas where he will consult a specialist and perhaps submit to an operation for the removal of a stone in one of his kidneys. He was accompanied to the city by Morris ABLON, who is making the season with Mr. NANCE here in buying and shipping turkeys. Mr. NANCE went to the Baptist Sanitarium and will be under the treatment of Dr. Sam WEAV ER.
Mr. NANCE has been troubled with this same malady before although only his closest friends knew the details of his trouble as he complains but little.
Mr. NANCE will be at Dallas for a sufficient length of time for the specialist to complete the diagnosis, and it will then be determined whether or not he will need submit to an operation for the relief of his trouble.
More De Leon Boys Took Test Offering Blood.
The Free Press learned after writing the story last week regarding four De Leon young men going to Dallas to offer blood for transfusion to Mr. WHITTLE, that other DeLeon boys now living in Dallas had made the same offer. These were B.J. PITTMAN, Jr., Robert WEAVER and Elmer STOVER. The Free Press believes that it is possible these boys did not know Mr. WHITTLE, only knowing he was from De Leon, and of course knew Mrs. WHITTLE. In this case their offer would be all the more commendable.
Word from Dallas indicates that Mr. WHITTLE continues to improve.
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Burl TERRY and Joe and Bill SMITH returned about noon Sunday from a hunt in Kerr county, bringing back with them two fine bucks. Mr. TERRY was the lucky one of the party, killing both the deer. They got no turkeys.
This makes not less than six deer that De Leon hunters have bagged this season: Ottis BUCHAN, one; Tate COUNTS, two; Messrs. STROUP and BOSWELL, one; and Mr. TERRY, two.
Mr. and Mrs. Will BUTLER and children moved to Breckenridge, some weeks ago and Mrs. BUTLER and children were here the past week end for a visit with home folks. Mr. BUTLER is selling groceries for a wholesale grocery house in that district.
Ralph PITTMAN arrived home from Baylor the last of the week and will remain here with his parents during Christmas.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester MORTON on December 17th, an 8-pound baby girl. All doing nicely.
©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.