De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, October 29, 1926


Mr. H.H. Inzer has Operation at Dallas Sanitarium

Mrs. H.H. INZER, wife of Dr. H.H. INZER of this city, underwent a major operation at Baptist Sanitarium at Dallas last Saturday. Dr. INZER and their daughter, Dr. Patti Faye INZER, were with her through the operation, which was performed by Dallas surgeons. Returning here Wednesday this week, Dr. INZER reported her condition as satisfactory and that barring complications she will recover steadily. It is expected that she will be in the sanitarium three weeks.

Mrs. INZER was very sick during the past Sunday and Monday, but after the immediate effects of the operation had worn away she showed evidence of improvement which has continued into the week. De Leon friends have shown a solicitude for her welfare, and hope for her speedy recovery.

De Leon Girl Injured by Thug at Breckenridge

While returning to her home from work at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, Miss Faye RUFF, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson RUFF, who is employed at Breckenridge, was attacked by a highwayman and severely injured. Miss RUFF is cashier and bookkeeper for the Kress Store and lives with her sister, Mrs. B.F. BEERY, about nine blocks from the store. The street is lighted the entire distance and Miss RUFF has been accustomed to going home alone at night after the store was closed. Miss RUFF could give no definite description of the man who approached and attacked her further than that he was low and heavy set and wore a cap which was pulled down over his face. He struck her across the right temple with a club, just touching the corner of the eye, inflicting an ugly bruise. She was not stunned but screamed and ran away from him to a house which she was passing. The thug ran away although police have combed the city he has not been apprehended.

Miss RUFF’s wound, while not serious, has prevented her from working during the week. Mr. and Mrs. RUFF and daughters from this city went up to Breckenridge upon being notified of the occurrence, returning after it was found she was not seriously hurt.

Bible Class of De Leon Church to Breckenridge

Dr. A.M. ALLEN and his class of men of the Methodist Sunday school, received an invitation from the J.K. HICKMAN class of Breckenridge to be their guests last Sunday. The Hickman class has an enrollment of some 200 members, and 132 were present last Sunday. The aim of the Hickman class is to enroll 1000 members.

………..Those attending the affair from De Leon were: A.M. ALLEN, teacher; Ollie HENSON, J.L. FUNDERBURGH, W.C. BAGWELL, Evan BARKER, W.R. GREENWALDT, E.W. MORTON, W.C. LIGHTFOOT, A.A. HANSFORD and Clifford ALLEN.

Methodist Ladies Attend Missionary Meeting, Eastland

The ladies of the Women’s Missionary society of the entire Cisco district assembled at Eastland Tuesday for the district meeting at which time annual reports were submitted……..Those attending from here were: Mesdames W.C. BAGWELL, G.B. MILNER, M.E. PHILLIPS, C.C. MORRIS, A.M. ALLEN, W.C. LIGHTFOOT, J.T. ROSS, W.P. WEAVER, C. L. GREENWALDT, John MOHON, Will COLEY, M.Z. STOVALL, W.R. POOLE, S.G. UNDERWOOD, A.A. HANSFORD, W.R. GREENWALDT, Abbie ATLEE, Seba KIRKPATRICK, Harold STOCKMAN, May S. WHALEY, W.C. STREETY, Rev. Seba KIRKPATRICK and W.C. STREETY.

Dorris Had Operation

Friends of Dorris McGUIRE, daughter of Jack McGUIRE, will be glad to know that she is recovering from an appendicitis operation which she had at Gorman Sanitarium Tuesday.


Rev. B.L. NANCE and his little grand-daughter, Dorothy Ann NEAL of El Paso, arrived Wednesday and are visiting his brothers and sister here. Rev. NANCE has been in charge of the Sunday school work of the Methodist church in New Mexico and Arizona and has recently been transferred to the Northwest Texas conference and will have headquarters at Abilene.

John Tarleton college students here attending the De Leon-Comanche football game last Friday were: Raymond Van ZANDT, Edmund GRIZZELLE, Sherrod STOVER, Emmett Lee HOWARD, Chas. CARTER, Alan SHORT, Robbie NANCE of Thornton and H.W. FINDLEY of Knox City.

Mrs. W.B. McCAIN is leaving the last of the week, returning to her home at Somerton, Ariz., after spending two or three months with her sister, Mrs. E.E. DABNEY and brother A.C. MARTIN.

Mrs. A.M. ALLEN and little daughter, Jocie Beth, were visiting in Gorman and Eastland Sunday.

Mrs. G.P. DONNELL and children, now making their home at Groesbeck, arrived last week and are visiting her mother, Mrs. R.L. WALL and other relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. LOCKE of Alexander City, Ala. arrived on Thursday last week and will spend some time visiting in the home of his brothers and with other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. LOCKE lived near De Leon one year, about sixteen years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. CAFFEY of Rt. 5 are the parents of a baby boy, born into their home on October 12th. The youngster weighed eight pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. Martie McCAIN and baby of Hamlin were visiting here the past week end with DABNEY relatives.

Mrs. W.J. PHELPS is home from Eastland where she has been employed at the Charlotte hotel.

E.M. SPENCER and family of Cisco were here Sunday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George SPENCER

New Hope News

Miss Tessie GOLDEN spent Saturday night and Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Addie BOWMAN of De Leon.

W.P. St. CLAIR and family all of De Leon visited in the home of Mrs. M.E. St. CLAIR on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Whit SIDES visited her brother, Lee HOLLAND and family in De Leon Sunday.

Grandma ROBERSON, mother of Mrs. M.E. St. CLAIR is spending several days with her granddaughter, Mrs. S.T. COOK of Comyn.

Lyold LEE, who is now teaching in Dublin, spent Saturday night and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.L. LEE.

Bowman News

Mrs. Bulah PINSOR is on the sick list this week with an ear rising. She is improving some now.

Mrs. A.J. BOWMAN spent Sunday with her son, J.N. BOWMAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse HOLDRIDGE spent Saturday night and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur HOLDRIDGE.

Mrs. John GRIFFITH of De Leon spent Monday with Mrs. W.F. GRIFFITH.


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