De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, March 5, 1926


Business Firms Get New Cement Walk Completed

A new cement walk has been completed in front of the Howe building, occupied by the City Grocery Store and Modern Shoe and Harness Shop this week. The new pavement takes the place of an old plank platform that had outlived its days of usefulness. The improvement adds materially to the appearance and convenience of those popular firm’s business quarters. W.H. STRINGFELLOW did the cement work.

Funeral Services of Levi Anderson Jr. Held at Killeen

Funeral services for the late Levi (Rip) ANDERSON, Jr., who died in Desdemona early Thursday morning of last week, were conducted at Killeen, Bell county, to which place the body was accompanied by the sorrowing widow and their three small children, Garland, Alice Earl and Rosaline, attended by a number of close friends.

Mr. ANDERSON, who was a state bank examiner for Eastland and Comanche counties, made his home in Desdemona, while acting as a bank liquidating agent and was found dead in his bed Thursday. He had been up and about as usual the day before and had not complained of feeling ill.

A Joint Birthday

A large crowd of relatives and friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CADENHEAD Sunday, Feb. 28, to celebrate the joint birthdays of Mr. J.C. CADENHEAD and Mrs. W.L. CADENHEAD.

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. GRAY and family, Mrs. MILLER and daughters of Stephenville, Mrs. Bill SMITH and son, Misses Mae and Cleo SKAGGS, Miss Lorene LIGHTFOOT of De Leon, Mrs M.R. COUNTS of De Leon, Mr. Lucille SMITH and wife, Mrs. W.I. CADENHEAD and wife, Grandma TATE and Grandpa GRAY.

All present report an enjoyable time and wish for them many other such happy birthdays. – Contributed

Miss Vera Spencer Continues Better

In last issue of the Free Press we reported Miss Vera SPENCER as being very ill of double pneumonia at Colorado, where she is employed as postal clerk. Later information said Miss SPENCER is steadily improving and barring complications will soon be recovered.

Mrs. L.L. LIGHTFOOT and W.W. GREGORY returned from Colorado the last of the week where they had been attending her. Mrs. GREGORY remained at her bedside. Emmett SPENCER was here early in the week visiting his parents and reported her steadily improving.

New Hope News

Miss Annice LOCKE has ben very sick the past week but is reported to be improving.

Frank THOMAS and family of Dockum visited his mother, Mrs. S. St. CLAIR, Thursday of this week.

Mrs. SOLLEY, mother of Mrs. WILKERSON, is spending a few days among relatives in this community.

Duster News

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. HIGGINBOTHAM, accompanied by Mrs. G.W. HADAWAY and daughter, Fannye, were business visitors in Gorman Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey HODGES and son, J.B., of De Leon, visited in the home of E.M. SPENCER Friday.

The party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.P.JOINER was enjoyed by a large crowd Friday night.

Bro. W.L. SKAGGS filled his regular appointment here Saturday and Sunday.

Misses Faye and Elmentine MILLER accompanied by their mother of Stephenville, spent the week-end in the home of J.C. CADENHEAD.

Miss Lorine LIGHTFOOT of De Leon visited Miss Floyd CADENHEAD the week-end.

Oliver Springs

Johnnie BURLESON is at the sanitarium in Gorman seriously ill after an operation for appendicitis.

Dee BURLESON is ill with the flu verging on pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell BURLESON are the proud parents of a tiny daughter who made her arrival Saturday, Feb. 27.

Miss Ruby Lee REED spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. REED.

Mrs. J. PANGLE and Mrs. Jessie MOORE are staying with their parents while Mrs. BURLESON is staying at the sanitarium.

De Leon Boy is Honored by J.T.A.C. Band Master

Emmett Lee HOWARD, student at Tarleton College, Stephenville, was recently selected as one of the sixteen men chosen to represent the school in the band contests at the West Texas Chamber of Commerce meeting at Amarillo in June. HOWARD will also accompany the band on the state advertising tour during the summer, which takes him practically all over Texas. He was one of the honor students taking band music during the first half of the school year, making "A" grade throughout. He plays cornet.

HOWARD is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Will HOWARD of this city, a graduate of the De Leon high school last year.


We were delighted to have our new members with us on our regular meeting night. We had four candidates, Misses BEAUCHAMP, JONES, Mrs. W.D. HAMMER and Mr. C.E. DRY. We welcome them into our lodge.


Miss Bertha CORBELL was home from Simmons University for a short visit with home folks.

Mrs. Lloyd HAMPTON left Thursday for a visit with her father, C.R. AYRES, at Oak Cliff.

Star INZER, owner of a drug business at Hamlin, was here for a brief visit with home folks this week.

Mrs. R.A. GRAY and baby, who spent last week visiting in the home of her sister, Mrs. W.W. NANCE, also with her brother Claude KINCHEN, returned to their home in Dallas Sunday.

H.E. WHITTLE has recently accepted a position at the Chevrolet station as mechanic. His friends will doubtless be glad to learn that his services may still be obtained as Mr. WHITTLE is a very capable mechanic.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wynn NORTHCUTT of near Comyn, a baby boy, the youngster weighing 12 ˝ pounds. The mother is only sixteen years of age and weighs scarcely more than a hundred pounds. Both mother and babe reported getting on nicely.

Mrs. J.O. McCLAREY of this city had as her guests the past Sunday, her sister, Mrs. Earl HILL and daughter of Fort Worth, her sister Mrs. B.A. MEEK and husband of Ranger; her aunt, Mrs. L.C. SHARP and daughter, Mrs. D.E. HEARNDON of Shawnee, Okla.



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