De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, December 16, 1927 


Comyn School Honor Roll

First Grade – Annie Lois DRY, Winson MOORE, Lotena CHANDLER, Lois Frances EASLEY, Eloise HODGES, Mary Jean GOOSBY, Junior DOGGETT

Second Grade- Ruth GOOSBY, John SLAUGHTER, Raymond LAWLESS

Third Grade- La Bon SPRUILL

Fourth Grade- Carl DRY, Estella COX, Louise GOOSBY, Chrystine PAINTER

Fifth Grade- Beatrice DICKEY, Magline PEARSON

Eighth Grade- Fay KINNARD

Eleventh Grade- Blanche MARTIN, C.M. CARAWAY, Jr.


Mrs. Edmondson’s Sister Died at Spokane, Wash.

            Mrs. A.B. CARPENTER, sister of Mrs. J.T. EDMONDSON, died Sunday at Spokane, Wash., and was buried there.  She was about 35 years of age, and was well known to De Leon people, having lived here for almost a year in 1922-23.  She was the mother of two sons, ages 4 and 13 years, besides those being survived by her husband, and a sister who lives at Spokane.


Corner Drug Re-Opened by Eastland Man

            The Corner Drug Store will be re-opened for business probably by the end of the present week, it having remained closed for several months.  Mr. Jno. M. ETZEL of Eastland is the new owner and manager.  Mr. ETZEL has assisting him Mr. C.F. GILBREATH, also of Eastland.  A stock of Christmas goods are being opened up and the store will also handle candies, cigars, tobaccos, in addition to the stock of proprietary medicine to be handled.

            Mr. ETZEL is an experienced business man, having now an interest in two stores in New Mexico where he formerly lived.  He is a native of Caldwell, Texas.

            Just at this time the interior of the store is being thoroughly gone over, the fountain gotten in readiness and it is expected that by Saturday evening the place will be opened to the public.


High School Honor Roll

            Students making 90 percent or above on all subjects and 90 per cent or above on attendance and deportment; honorable mention, those making an average of 90 per cent or above on attendance and deportment:

Seniors: Honorable mention: John Carl HASKINS

Juniors: Frances HARVEY, Mabie BOSWELL, Grace SHORT, Virgil CLAYTON, Dorothy WILSON.  Honorable mention: Norine DONOHUE.

Sophomores:  Geneva COLEY, Mattie Ruth RIDDLE, Ruth HOWE, Mildred GARDNER, Mary Alice SHORT; Honorable mention: Nina Beth TERRELL, Lucil BAKER, Glynn GRAY

Freshmen: Edna Earl COZBY, Grace SMITH, Evelyn KINCHEN


Brother of J.E. Norwood Murdered

            Cleburne – Police Wednesday sought the slayer of Jimmie NORWOOD 30, employee in the Santa Fe shops here who was found dying under a bridge in a lonely section of the city early today.  NORWOOD died at a local hospital.  His head had been crushed with four blows from a Hammer found beside the injured man.

            NORWOOD was known to have carried large sums of money with him but had given his wife more than $400 before leaving home. – Waco News Tribune.

            The slain man was a brother of Johnnie NORWOOD of this city who is at Cleburne this week attending to matters pertaining to the case.


Mrs. Lem Macon Had an Operation

            Mrs. Len MACON is in the sanitarium at Gorman recovering from an operation for rupture.  This is the second operation she has had in recent years.  She is recovering nicely.


Local News

Clay MORRIS is home from Santa Rita, in the Big Lake district, where he is employed in the production department with the Texon Oil Co.

Revs. W.W. RICHESON and R.G. WRIGHT, and Messrs. W.R. GREENWALDT and J.S. NANCE were in Cisco Wednesday, the latter two being district stewards of the Methodist church in Cisco district.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. CONLEE have recently moved into town from their farm and are occupying a place they own just northeast of the North Ward school.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl BELL and children have moved here from Breckenridge.  Earl’s health has not been good lately and he is under the treatment of a physician.


Comyn News

J.T. FARROW, an old time resident of the Comyn community died last Friday night at 8:40 o’clock.  Mr. FARROW suffered a stroke of paralysis about two years ago and since that time he had been an invalid.  Funeral service was conducted by Rev. WRIGHT at the Comyn church and the remains laid to rest in the Comyn cemetery.

Harold DOUGLAS, the little babe of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. COX was very badly, but not seriously burned about its hands and face last Thursday.  It fell from the arms of its sister, who was sitting near the open fire.  The fire being burned very low at the time probably kept the accident from being more serious.

J.E. MILLS and family have returned home.  They have been living in Matador for some time where Mr. MILLS and son had employment.

Mrs. SALTERS of Carbon spent the weekend visiting her sister, Mrs. J.R. THOMPSON.

Johnny V., little son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar COX, is reported ill at this writing.

R.N. CHANDLER, who has been visiting his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jud MOORE, left Wednesday for Corpus Christi to spend the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. H.O. GEORGE returned Sunday from Dallas where Mr. GEORGE had been in a sanitarium under treatment for a case of blood poisoning which was caused from an infected upper lip.  We are glad to report his condition as much improved.


New Hope News

Dial CROW, who formerly lived here but who now resides in Waco, is visiting his father, who has been ill for the past few weeks.

Rev. FERGUSON, our new Methodist minister, preached for us last Sunday afternoon.  Everyone was pleased with the sermon.


©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.