De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 30, 1926


F.E. Carter Moved To Stephenville With Reid Auto Company

An item that the Free Press failed to get in last issue of the paper was the removal of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. CARTER from this city to Stephenville. Mr. CARTER, who was with the Reid Auto Supply Company here as salesman, was transferred by the company to Stephenville, where he will be the chief accountant. Mr. CARTER is particularly well qualified in this line and will make the company a valuable man there. De Leon friends regret to give this estimable family up, but best wishes go with them. Charles, the young son of the family, will attend John Tarleton college the next school year there.

Northcutt Sells His City Grocery to A.L. Tolar

A deal was completed this week in which R.L. NORTHCUTT, for a number of years owner and manager of the City Grocery Store, sold the business to A.L. TOLAR. The business is located on what is known as Market street, on the first floor of the telephone building, in what is for a good portion of the year the busiest part of town.

The stock is clean and up-to-date in every particular, Mr. NORTHCUTT conducting the business in a progressive and accommodating manner, and he has made a success of the business. His friends throughout the city and the surrounding territory will see him relinquish his position with regrets.

Mr. TOLAR is well-known to the trade and has a wide circle of friends who will patronize him from the first and it is his intention to enlarge the business from time to time as he is able to develop it. The Free Press bespeaks for him much success and welcomes him to the business element of our city.

Ralph Duke Has Operation at Sanitarium Brownwood

Ralph DUKE was carried to Brownwood for an operation for a malady affecting his kidneys Thursday last week. Mr. and Mrs. Albert DUKE, his parents, were over there Tuesday this week and report him making progress toward recovery. However, his case was quite serious. This is the second operation Duke has been forced to undergo at this sanitarium, the other about two years ago. His friends hope for his speedy recovery.

"Rogers Cousins" Reunion Expected to Draw About 500

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. ROGERS of Vina, Ala., arrived for a visit with their sister, Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON this week, accompanying them was Mrs. Leona GRISSOM of De Leon, Route 4, who has been in Alabama visiting the past six weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS are enroute to Floydada, Texas, where the annual Rogers Cousins reunion is to be held and where 120 descendants of one family are expected to assemble.

Nabors, Freeman and Brown Race Created Interest

The race for Commissioner Precinct No. 4, with Nath NABORS, Dr. Henry FREEMAN and Jim BROWN in the running proved to be one of the most interestring locally, next perhaps to the governorís race. Early in the week it was reported first that FREEMAN was in the runoff with NABORS, then the report came that BROWN had climbed up to second place. The conflicting reports caused both Dr. FREEMAN and Mr. BROWN to make a special trip to Comanche to consult the official records.

The official count gave Mr. NABORS 642 votes, Mr. FREEMAN 400, and Mr. BROWN 380. The runoff, therefore, will be between NABORS and FREEMAN.

Local News

Mr. and Mrs. Willie HANCOCK of Houston are here for a visit in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. HANCOCK.

Mrs. W.B. BLAIR and children of Itasca have been the guests of her mother, Mrs. J.H. BUCHAN recently.

Mrs. J.O. HAM is home from Austin where she studied piano during the summer term preparatory to teaching at Comyn the coming school year. Mrs. HAM had advanced training in piano formerly, but desired to acquaint herself with the newest methods and thought in order that her work may be more effective and satisfactory to herself as well as to her pupils.

Earl HOWELL of Dallas was in the city this week for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOWELL, Senior.

Master James WILLIAMS has been spending some time visiting with his grandparents at Cross Plains.

Mrs. R.R. SMITH and children of Sand Hill community left last week for an extended visit with her father, of Branson, Colorado.

New Hope News

Mrs. Howard BURT and little daughter of Cleburne are visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. McCHAREN and also other relatives.

Miss Adelle MILLER of Dockum spent Friday night and Saturday in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.L. LEE.

Lewis and Onida LOCK of Ross Chapel spent the week end with their sister, Mrs. Claude PAIR.

Gilder CHUPP and family spent last Sunday visiting Mrs. CHUPPís brother, Vall McCHAREN of Cisco.

Mr. and Mrs. Mack HALL of near Suez spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter HOLLAND.

Mrs. Jim OTWELL, of St. Joe, is spending several days in the homes of her sons and daughter, Jack and Claude OTWELL and Mrs. J.S. NANCE.

Roy MILLER of Dockum visited over Saturday night in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G.L. LEE.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie WILSON of Paris, Texas, have been recently visiting in the home of their daughter, Mrs. GRISSOM.

Thurman DUPRIEST of Breckenridge has been visiting some the past week in the home of his uncle, John DUPRIEST.


©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.