De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, August 21, 1925

List Of Faculty Members of DeLeon School This Year

The following list completes the faculty of the De Leon High and Ward schools for the term of 1925-26. The term will in all probability commence the second Monday in September.

High School

D.M. RUSSELL, Superintendent

E.C. JOHNSON, Principle

W.Z. COMPTON, Science

Miss Artie COLEY, De Leon Home Economics

Mrs. W.Z. COMPTON, De Leon, History

Miss Gladys ROBERTS, Thorp Springs, English

Miss Louise EDMOND, Dublin, Latin-Spanish

W.Z. COMPTON, Stephenville, Science


Ward Schools

O.H. MOORE, Principle North Ward

R.C. BOSWELL, Principle South Ward

Miss Gladys RIPLEY, Comanche

Miss Electra BEACHAMP, Stephenville

Miss Jewell JONES, Dublin

Miss Alpha MOORE, De Leon

Miss Lillian SINGLETON, De Leon

Miss Golden JOES, Sidney

Miss Gladys JONES, Sidney

Miss Iris MOHON, De Leon

Mrs. S.A. DUKE, De Leon

Mrs. D.M. RUSSELL, De Leon.

Valley Mills Man Is Opening New Drug Store Here

A new drug store is being opened this week in the corner building on the Ayars block, two doors north of the Free Press office. Mr. A. KILPATRICK, late of Valley Mills is the owner and he is personally in charge of the moving and opening of the new store. Mr. KILPATRICK had his fixtures and stock brought over on trucks and only a few days was required to get everything shaped up for business. He will be open for business on Saturday this week.

Mr. KILPATRICK was in the drought section of south-central Texas and stated to Free Press that his reasons for moving at this time were simply to "get out while the getting was good." He sees no prospect of normal business in that section for two years at least, he stated.

Mr. KILPATRICK will be accompanied from Valley Mills by his wife and one small child. He has a son who is grown and who will not come here. It will be several weeks before his registered pharmacist will be here he stated.

The new drug store has quite attractive fixtures, a modern soda fountain, and will carry a general line of drugs and druggist’s sundries.

Wilson-Holden Well On Forrest Now On Sand

T.S. HOLDEN who is engaged in drilling the oil test on the E.W. FORREST farm, stated to Free Press Thursday afternoon that the well is down on the lime and that drilling in will take place within the next few days. Mr. HOLDEN is quite optimistic of the outcome of this test.

The well is some four hundred yards northwest of the old Fleming well, which was an admitted producer, but ruined with a badly placed shot. This test is being drilled by Wilson & Holden, and not by the De Leon Refinery, as was once stated in these columns.

Baptist Revival Gains Momentum At Each Service

It is estimated that the Revival at the Baptist Church is being attended by some six or seven hundred people. Pastor J.N. CAMPBELL and the Church appreciate the co-operation of the members of the other Churches of the town.

Up to Tuesday night the following had been received into the Church:

By letter – Mr. and Mrs. R.W. BRANNON; Mr. and Mrs. H.E. NEWTON; Mr. and Mrs. M.B. NELSON, Cecil, and Chrystelle; Mrs. F.J. KNOX; and Mrs. Emma COONER.

On Promise of letter – Mr. and Mrs. G.C. HORNSBY and Callie; Mrs. H.N. ALEXANDER and Miss Laverne; Mrs. A.C. HODGES; Misses Louise and Inez HOGAN; Mrs. J.M. THOMPSON and Winifred; Mr. W.R. THOMAS; Mrs. Jim MERRITT; and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. PHILPS.

By Statement – Mrs. Dora DENDY.

For Baptism – Mrs. J.F. OWEN, Mr. J.F. OWEN, Eldora COONER; Ruth HOWE, Gentry ALEXANDER, Miss Opal HOLLAND, Mrs. Jno. L. WARE, Chelsea Dell BLACK, Grady PARSONS, Miss Camille THOMPSON, Loraine WOOD, Miss Clyde FERRELL, Louise RICH, Mrs. Autrey SELF, Lucille KEE, Richard FLEMING, Evelyn BOSWELL, Merle RICH, Lois BELL and Mrs. W.M. MEYERS.

A number of others have professed conversion.

Among those visiting the Revival from other towns may be mentioned the following: Mr. J.L. LARY and family of Gorman, Mr. W.A. HAMMETT and family of Desdemona, Mrs. R.L. BLACK and Miss Ruth of Stephenville, Mr. ROBERT and family of Longueville, Attorney NABORS and wife of Hamilton, Editor W.E. BOSTWICK of Walnut Springs and Mr. and Mrs. RIDENHOUR of Olin.

The Sunday School reached a high mark last Sunday – 301

Mrs. J.N. CAMPBELL, superintendent of the Cradle Roll reports an enrollment of 87 babies.

Stray Horse

Have taken up dark brown horse about 15 hands high, fresh shod in front, long mane, white hind foot and white spot in face. Owner call and get him. John SHORT, De Leon, Tex.

To Serve Hot Lunches Near School Bldg.

Mrs. C.M. WALTRIP is preparing to provide a convenience for the benefit of De Leon High School and South Ward pupils not before offered De Leon school children. The WALTRIP family have moved in one of the houses adjoining the High School camus on the north, and will serve hot lunches, beginning with the opening of school. Mrs. WALTRIP will keep only the best of foods, milk, hamburgers, sandwiches, perhaps hot soups, home-made candies, peanuts and general home-made confections.

Mrs. WALTRIP has conferred with the school board regarding such establishment, and while the board has no jurisdiction in the matter of business outside the campus, still it is not discouraged. Parents may feel free to allow their children "pick up" the noonday lunch at Mrs. WALTRIP’s place and know that it is wholesome and sanitary.

Local News

Mrs. Sam NOEL and daughters Misses Winnie and Estelle left for an extended visit with relatives and friends in Shreveport, La.

Mrs. D.M. WALLACE is visiting her mother near Whitney.

Free Press editor and family, accompanied by Mrs. S.G. PARKS, spent several days the latter part of the week on an outing at Galveston.

Mrs. C.J. THOMPSON of Ranger is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben HOWE here this week. Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON are moving right away to Abilene.

Otto KENZIE, one time resident of this city, now with the Humble Co. at Houston, was thru the city this week enroute to Cisco to visit.

Oscar HOGAN of Eastland was down Sunday visiting with his sister, Mrs. W.J. PHELPS, and with his three little girls, Louise, Inez, and Cupy, who are making their home with Mrs. PHELPS.

Master John UNDERWOOD is spending the week in Brownwood visiting relatives and learning to swim.

Mr. and Mrs. Y.L. DABNEY and son have returned from an outing of several weeks which they spent near Manitou, Colo. They returned some weeks earlier than planned because of the illness of Mr. DABNEY’s mother at Desdemona. They report wonderfully pleasant weather and an enjoyable outing.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis DILLARD and baby of Brownwood were here for a visit this week with her parents, Eld. And Mrs. J.J. EDWARDS. Mr. DILLARD is now traveling for the National Biscuit Co., with Brownwood as headquarters.

Oliver Springs

Buford COGBURN is quite ill at this writing having taken seriously sick Thursday night after church.

Mrs. Leila SMITH is still quite ill at her mothers’, Mrs. Will PARKS.

Bob BURLESON was visiting his parents Saturday and Sunday.

.©2004,2005 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.