De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, January 8, 1926

The DeLeon Free Press, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, January 8, 1926

The following headlines on page one reflect the upcoming Comanche county election:

Miss Iva Hart Announces for County Treas.

Dr. H.S. Freeman Announces For The Commissionership

Miss Sturkie Of Comanche For County Treasurer

Knights of Pythias Install Officers

Tuesday evening Jan. 5th the following officers of De Leon Lodge No. 267 were installed:


Everett HANSFORD………V.C.

Emmett LOCKE…………...P.

S.R. UPSHAW…………….K.R. & S.

D. HENSON………………M.F.


Jeff ROSS…………………M.A.

John A. MOHON…………M.W.

Henry BRYANT………….I.G.


A Party

Miss Sarah JETTON entertained a number of girls and boys Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock. Several entertaining games were played. Dainty refreshments were served to the following: Eldora COONER, Evelyn KINCHEN, Fay KIRKPATRICK, Mamie UNDERWOOD, Leonora FINKLESTINE, Mable CRUTCHFIELD, Juanita UPSHAW, Julia FARMER and Doris McAIREE of Comanche, and Will S. PATE of San Antonio.

Tom JOHNSTON Jr., Henry GRADY, Clayburn NEIL, Lambert STEAKLEY, Clarence LIGHTFOOT, Reese UPSHAW, C.B. GREGORY, and W.H. and Conner and Sarah JETTON.

Local News

A.C. KNOWLES writes from Harlingen, in the "Magic Valley" to have his Free Press forwarded to the place. De Leon section does not like to give up such good citizens as Mr. KNOWLES and family, but everyone will hope for their continued success in the new home.

Mrs. L.J. PHELPS was very sick Xmas while visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs. W.J. PHELPS.

A.R. PETTIT, De Leon Rt. 2 man who has been two years principal of one of the ward schools at Ranger, was spending the holidays with home folks.

Grover MORRIS, who is head of the piano department at Clarendon College, was home for several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. MORRIS.

Carl MACON was home from Howard Payne College, Brownwood, for the holidays with his father, Leon MACON, and other relatives.

New Hope

Francis LIGHTFOOT, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edd LIGHTFOOT, is on the sick list this week.

Miss Kate HOLLAND of this community and Mr. LINDLEY of Desdemona were united in marriage on Wednesday of last week and are now making their home at Desdemona. Miss HOLLAND will be greatly missed in the community.

Woodson LOCKE and family have moved into this community and are living close to New Hope church. We are very glad to have them back again.

Lloyd LEE left Saturday night for College Station where he will again take on his studies in the A. & M. College.

Ben BURROW of this community is at the bedside of his mother, who is very low at this writing.


©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.