De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, June 8, 1928 


H.E. Whittle Now with Butler & Harvey as Mechanic

            H.E. WHITTLE has returned from Rising Star and is now employed as head mechanic with the Chevrolet Station.  Mr. WHITTLE took up his duties there some days ago after having been in a similar position with Dee HENSON at Rising Star for some months.

            “Whit” needs little introduction.  He is an “expert” mechanic in every sense of the word.  Recently at a school for Chevrolet mechanics held  at Dallas, which he attended, he finished with the highest grade in his class 94.  Butler & Harvey are very fortunate indeed to have him in their employ.

Dr. Self’s Home Lightning Struck

            A flash of lightning struck the home of Dr. J.E. SELF during the severe electrical storm of last Sunday night, however, doing very little damage.  The bolt seems to have struck in the stack chimney and blew out a tin flue cap and blew soot into several rooms, otherwise doing no damage.  The report following the flash was deafening.

L.B. Powell Has Been Ill Five Weeks

            Friends of L.B. POWELL will hear with regret of his continued illness.  He has been confined to his bed for the past five or six weeks and continues unimproved.  Mr. POWELL is troubled with leakage of the heart and other maladies.

Pleasing Recital By Pupils of Mrs. A.P. Schmidt on Tuesday

            Last Tuesday evening pupils of Mrs. A.P. SCHMIDT appeared in recital at the Methodist church.  Miss Louise LESTER and John Carl HASKINS, high school seniors, finished their work under Mrs. SCHMIDT this year and they were assisted in the recital by Misses Willie Mae JETTON, pianist; Allene WEAVER and Amber Ruth KEMP, vocalists and Gussie INSALL, violinist.

            Each one appearing on the program performed with such outstanding ability as to reflect much credit upon themselves and their instructor as well.

            Miss DRAGOO of Eastland, who has instructed Miss INSALL in violin for some time was present and played the accompaniment for her pupil.  This number was very pleasing indeed.

Carl Brumbelow and Sister in a Recital

            Carl BRUMBELOW, who has studied piano under Prof. FROH at John Tarleton College the past two years, gave a recital in piano at the Methodist church Wednesday evening of this week.  He was assisted by his sister, Miss Grace BRUMBELOW in two vocal selections.

            Young BRUMBELOW exhibited remarkable technique and native ability to only have been under Prof. FROH in piano for two years.  His elementary work was self-acquired and his skill therefore is the more remarkable.


N.T. HASKINS left Sunday for Chicago where he will attend a convention of peanut shellers and peanut products manufacturers and he will also attend to business for a couple of weeks on the Pacific coast.

Allen BIBBY was in Dublin for a couple of days this week in charge of his brother’ Ocie BIBBY’s Variety Store, the latter being ill.

Mesdames J.J. SMITH of this city and E.E. AKERS of Munday have gone to Dale, Texas, to visit their brother A.J. MYERS.

Lewis EASTERLING, Tarleton student last year, is at home now.

Tom JOHNSON and children of Stephenville were here for Commencement last Thursday evening.

Mrs. And Mrs. W.E. LOWE went to Austin the last of the week and accompanied home their son and daughter, Walter and Miss Mary Louise.

Everett HANSFORD, Dee BELL, Emmet LOCKE and Herbert WEAVER returned Thursday from an auto trip to Galveston and other points south.

Prof. Ernest JOHNSON, former teacher here, was among those attending Commencement here last Thursday evening.

Jakehamon News

Mrs. O.H. MOORE and daughter, Bartene, with Miss Erma THORNTON, visited at De Leon last Friday afternoon.

Dalton KING has been on the sick list for the past few days.

Robt. PALMER and Mr. WHITE of Dublin were in this community on business the past week.  Mr. PALMER lived here until the boom days when he, along with many others, left to try out other sections, he having taught the Guthrie school for a number of years.  His many friends at this place are always glad to see him.

Miss Anna Bell DUNLAP of Gorman is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.W. HONEYCUTT.

Elzie MOORE and Milton KING are on a trip in the west where they may settle if they find suitable employment.

Comyn News

Misses Ollie and Pearl SLOAN left for their home at Comanche Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. STEELE and family left on their vacation, first visiting in Fort Worth and other points.

Mrs. E.L. FREEMAN of San Benito is here for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Effie BARNES.

Those who attended the Humble picnic at Cisco Tuesday were:  O.M. SKIPPER and family; W.E. PULLEY and family; J.E. STEELE and family, W.M. McSHAN and wife, Dutch CULWELL and wife, B.l. and Vernon PAINTER; Mrs. DODGEN; Blanche MARTIN; J.E. LYON; Archie LEE and G.C. MOHON and family.

A.B. EMMONS left last Thursday for Whitney.

Miss Ella Clyde BLACK of Bronte has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W.B. McSHAIN.

Mr. and Mrs. Noble TOUCHSTONE of Brownwood visited in the home of his sister, Mrs. W.E. PULLEY last week.

Misses Mollie and Jewel GRISHAM left last week for the home of A.V. FLOYD.

Mrs. M.E. PARKER of Leuders is visiting her sons, A.V. and D.S. FLOYD this week.

O.M. SKIPPER and family and Mrs. HAMPTON visited relatives at Groesbeck the latter part of the week.

Misses Ada BARNES and Ella Clyde BLACK are attending school at Tarleton.

Misses Hazel and Anna Lee BURLINGHAM of Eldorado, Kansas, are here for an extended visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. BAKER.


©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.