De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, October 22, 1926


Stores to Close De Leon-Comanche Football Game

The following business houses have agreed to close for the De Leon-Comanche football game at 3:30 o’clock today.

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Steakley Smith, Grocery

A.A. Hanford, Barber Shop

Farmers & Merchant Bank

L.L. Lightfoot’s Place

Steakley & Smith, Dry Goods

Garner-Alvis Co.

Modern Shoe Shop

Terrill Grocery

Security State Bank

Sanitary Barber Shop

De Leon Laundry

J.T. Edmondson, The Tailer

Mrs. J.T. Edmondson, Millinery

C.L. Kinchen, Tailer

Higginbotham Bros. & Company

Carter & Lloyd, Chevrolet

L.L. Miller

E.E. Dabney

De Leon Variety Store

C.L. Huddleston

Foust Lumber Company

V.V. Bell

Weaver Drug

Tomlin Drug

Owl Confectionery

Corner Drug

Oil Cities Electric Company

De Leon Gas Company

W.E. Howell, Sr.

Orchestra Is Organized Here Proves Popular

The organization of an orchestra was perfected here last Tuesday evening among a number of musicians and everything points to a splendid success of the venture. Prof. Pat HOWARD of Comanche has been employed to instruct two nights each week and the second evening’s practice was had Thursday.

Members of the orchestra are Dale WILSON, cornet; Feltz TERRILL, trombone; Wesley COUCH, trombone; Mrs. Feltz TERRILL, saxophone; Emmett LOCKE, saxophone; C.L. KINCHEN, Jr., saxophone; Alf SLOAN, violin; Mrs. John NUNNELLEY, clarinet; M.D. STEWART, clarinet; Oscar COZBY, clarinet; Miss Virginia SHARP, clarinet; Mrs. E.E. GENTRY, piano; E.E. GENTRY, probably baritone.

Prof. Walter Sennet Moved To Los Angeles

Prof. and Mrs. Walter SENNET left early this week for Gainesville for a brief visit with her parents before leaving for their home at Los Angeles. Mr. SENNET has been employed by the California Conservatory of Music as an instructor and will begin his duties there at once. The position carries with it a handsome salary. Mr. SENNET’s father is a professional violin maker, manufacturing wonderful instruments by hand land lives in Los Angeles.

De Leon friends regret to lose these good people. Prof. SENNET is by far the most efficient teacher of violin De Leon has had the good fortune to have located here. Best wishes go with him.

Blood Poison As Result of Nail Stuck in Foot

Albert DUKE of St. Joe community spent last week in a sanitarium at Brownwood suffering from blood poison. Mr. DUKE had the misfortune to step on an 8-penny nail in a piece of plank some ten days ago, the nail penetrating the flesh to its full length between the first and second toes of his right foot. He gave the wound local treatment for a few days and blood poison soon set up. His wound was so severe for a portion of the past week as to cause apprehension but he is now improving. Mr. DUKE will return to Brownwood the last of the present week for further examination and treatment.


Mrs. Josie FOSTER and three younger children left this week for Little Rock, Ark. To make their home. Upon arrival at Little Rock they decided to go on to Memphis and accordingly are now located in the latter city. Miss Gladys remains with Higginbotham Bros. & Co. here and Miss Golden has accepted a position with Garner-Alvis Co. at Cisco.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. RAGLAND and family went to Ranger Tuesday to look after interest connected with their farm there. An oil test is being drilled on the Vic BLACKWELL tract half a mile from Mr. RAGLAND’s farm and is due in. Other wells in the vicinity are producers of oil or gas. Mr. RAGLAND, naturally, is watching the progress of the Blackwell well with interest.

Ruful HALE and wife, of Lubbock, were here the past week for a visit in the home of his brother, who is employed by Tomlin Drug Co. Mr. HALE played professional baseball last season with the Lubbock club.

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. DODSON and son were here from Cross Plains Sunday for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Exa DODSON.

Mrs. Mollie TATE is leaving this week for Houston to spend a month or so with her daughter, Mrs. C.C. FINE.

New Hope News

Brother NEAL filled his regular appointment here Sunday. A large crowd was present to hear his message.

Mrs. George DANIELS returned home Friday from her sisters’ Mrs. Perry ADAMS, where she has been for several weeks.

Lee GOLDEN and family of near Trinity visited his father, S.E. GOLDEN, on Sunday.

Alonzo LEE, Miss Pearl LEE and Miss Myrl HODGES are at home again after a month’s stay in the west.

Jim HOLLAND and family recently left for West Texas where they will be located for another year.

Rock Bluff

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson QUINN spent Saturday night with relatives at Gorman.

Misses Bill and Lois SKAGGS of near Gorman visited Miss Cleo SKAGGS Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. O.A. HARMON visited her parents of Comyn Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E.J. BROOM are the proud parents of a baby girl.


©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.