De Leon Free Press

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

Suez Man Was Shot Following Case in Court

Following a personal encounter between R.C. THOMAS and T.L. MUSIC, both of the Suez community, MUSIC was shot with a shot gun last Tuesday night. The charge of shot took effect in the back. MUSIC was brought to De Leon for first aid, then carried to Gorman for treatment at the Sanitarium. It is understood his wound is not serious and that he has returned to his home.

The trouble is alleged to have arisen over a charge of theft of corn from his field filed in county court by THOMAS. The case went to trial some days ago and the court found MUSIC not guilty.

Tuesday afternoon or evening the two men fought over their differences the culmination of the fight being the shooting as above stated. THOMAS is alleged to have first fired two shots at MUSIC with a pistol, neither taking effect, then procuring a shotgun and firing the charge that struck MUSIC in the back.

Both MUSIC and THOMAS have resided in and around De Leon for many years and are considered substantial and law abiding citizens. THOMAS ran for commissioner in this precinct two years ago. MUSIC formerly traveled this territory, selling a line of medicine.

Mrs. Inzer Improves

A message from Baylor Memorial Hospital at Dallas indicates that Mrs. H.H. INZER is recovering nicely following a serious operation there some ten days ago.

Venerable Old Couple Celebrate 60th Wedding Day

Free Press regrets that we are unable in this issue to give a complete story of the most interesting incident of the week, the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John OWEN. The story is being prepared and was not ready for publication at the time of going to press.

However, Mr. and Mrs. OWEN are each 82 years of age, his birthday coming on November 2nd. So last Sunday all their children gathered in and had a combined sixtieth wedding anniversary and birthday celebration.

But it is not our purpose to try to tell the story. That is being prepared and will appear we trust in the next issue of this paper.


Mrs. Fred ATCHISON and baby have returned to their home in Oak Cliff following a week’s visit in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.W. LOCKE.

New Hope News

Mrs. J.T. SOLLEY of De Leon spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. S.N. WILKERSON.

Miss Vergie MUNN of De Leon spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Ed LIGHTFOOT.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. LOCK returned to their home at Alexander City, Ala., Monday after a several days visit with relatives in this community and other points. They spent Sunday with G.L. LEE and family. Those present to be with them on Sunday were: W.L. LOCK and family of Harmony; Mrs. W.C. LOCK and children; Mr. and Mrs. William KUKE and daughter, Irma; Mr. and Mrs. Willie SCOTT and son Billy and Kenneth LOCK, all of Ross Chapel; Mr. and Mrs. Henry DEAN and Mrs. Ida DEAN of Suez; T.H. LOCK and family; Mr. and Mrs. O.M. LOCK and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. W.O. LOCK and son Chalmery; W.W. HODGES and family; Mrs. J.T. DUPRIEST and children and J.C. LOCK of this community.

Oliver Springs

Miss Priscilla COZART spent the past week end at her home in Gorman.

Ben HANEY and family visited Mr. HANEY’s father in Gorman Saturday.

Beal SETZLER, wife and little daughter of Robinson Springs spent Sunday with Clyde SETZLER and family.

Rock Bluff Items

Mr. and Mrs. Claude SMITH from Ryan, Okla, are here visiting Mrs. SMITH’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee DUPUY. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH will make their home in this community another year.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond JOINER and children of Desdemona visited relatives in this community Sunday.

Miss Dora Faye McPHAIL of Duster spent last Wednesday with her grandmother, Mrs. E.M. SPENCER.

Round Grove News

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert LOVELACE, who have been in the west picking cotton, returned last week.

Mrs. G.R. ROSS left last Saturday for several days stay with her daughter, Mrs. Joe ELY of Crowell, in Ford county.

Braz BLAIR, who has been visiting his two brothers here, Will and C.C., left on the first for his home in Nashville, Tenn.

Ed RIPPETOE is back from Handley where he has been visiting for several weeks.

T.P. PATTERSON is back from an extended visit with his children in the west and in Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. W.M. RIPPETOE are back from a three weeks stay with their children at Desdemona.

While Threshing pecans last Wednesday, Ernest RIPPETOE fell from a 10 foot ladder which broke, receiving a severe sprain in an ankle.


©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.