De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, September 23, 1927 


New Exclusive Radio Shop is Opened by Nance

            Maurice NANCE has opened De Leon’s first exclusive radio shop, advertising radio sales and service.  The shop is located in the Howe building, next door to Bell’s Barber Shop and young Mr. NANCE is getting things shaped up to render a larger service than formerly.

            NANCE has had four years experience at radio work.  He went to Kansas City and completed a course in radio engineering and has built many successful sets.  As a recognition of his ability he was recently made an associate member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, which requires 3 year’s experience in radio work.

            Mr. NANCE has opened up with the R.C.A. line of radio receiving sets, which he sells with a strict guarantee.  And he will also service radios of all makes.  Take him your radio repair trouble of all kinds. 

Amos Floyd Was Married in July

            Free Press has just learned of the marriage of Amos FLOYD, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. N.H. FLOYD, of Comyn community, to Miss Henrietta GUION, daughter of Judge GUION of Ballenger.  FLOYD went to Ballenger three years ago as material guard at the Humble pump station, 13 miles from that city and in three years has worked up to the responsible position of engineer.  Their marriage occurred on the 17th of July at Ballinger and they live in a cottage provided for them at the Humble station.  Congratulations and best wishes extended to them.


            The marriage of Mr. Fredora ESPINORA and Miss Josepa HERNANDEZ, natives of Mexico, occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete HERNANDEZ at two o’clock p.m. last Thursday, Sept. 17th.  Justice H.C. HEATH, accompanied by Y.L. DABNEY, went to the home and the Justice performed the ceremony there.  Several natives of the Southern republic were present to witness the ceremony.

Miss Lela Mohon Married September 10

            The marriage of Miss Lela MOHON, daughter of Mr. George MOHON to Mr. Audrey SPENCER of Dublin, occurred near Carlton on Saturday evening, September 10, 1927.  The young couple had procured their license to wed almost a month prior to the wedding date and on Saturday evening drove to the home of a minister friend of the groom near Carlton, as stated, and took the solemn vows.

            Following their marriage they drove to this city and made the important announcement, then went to Dublin to an apartment which he had arranged and where they now reside.

J.J. Heath Died at Noon Thursday

            Just before this paper went to press on Thursday, J.J. HEATH, long-time resident of this city, died at his home here.  Mr. HEATH had lived in De Leon almost if not as long as the town has been in existence, being closely associated with the early development of the community.  For a number of years he has been inactive because of failing health.  He was about 73 years of age.

            Owing to the very brief time, a fitting story of the life of the deceased cannot be prepared for publication this week, but same will be presented in the next issue of the Free Press.

Uncle Doss Miller Is Critically Ill

            Uncle Doss MILLER is suffering from the effects of ptomaine poisoning caused from something he ate last Saturday that failed to agree with him.  He became violently ill, and continued so for several days, however he is now reported past the crisis and will recover barring complications.

Some Egg!

            Joe BLITCH brought to Free Press office a large egg from a Barred Rock hen in his flock.  The egg weighs five ounces and measures 8 ¾ inches around the long way and 7 inches around the short way.  It is evidently “an egg within an egg”, the outer shell covering an egg of normal size inside.

Oliver Springs

John REED fell and broke his leg last week.  We are glad to say he has returned from the sanitarium and is doing nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. Emory NABORS are visiting Mrs. NABOR’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George REED, Sr.


Mrs. H.O. GEORGE was a week-end guest of her sister, Mrs. Ed FORD at Cisco last week.

Mrs. J.T. PLEMMONS has gone to Chickasha, Okla., to visit for awhile in the home of her brother.

Miss Bonnie CROW of Gorman was guest of her cousin, Miss Virginia Grace WESSON, here the past week-end.

Miss Stella NANCE of Dallas, was a recent visitor in the home of hr parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. NANCE.

Mrs. J.H. GRIZZELLE, accompanied her daughter, Miss Mary Louise, to Belton last week where the young lady entered school at Baylor College.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee MORRIS and son, Oren, spent the past weekend in West Texas visiting with Curt MORRIS and family.  Oren returned to his work at Crane, Tuesday of this week.  He has been with the Pecos Oil Company for the past fourteen months.

Mrs. Otis DILLARD and baby are here this week visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. STEAKLEY.  The DILLARDs are moving to Grand Prairie where he will continue selling Chevrolets.


©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.