De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 6, 1928 


Officers Raid House at Sipe Springs, Get One Man; Destroy Beer

            Officers ASH and LITTLE raided a house at Sipe Springs Tuesday this week and arrested a man named LITTLE whom they charged with making and selling beer.  A quantity of “choc” beer was seized, between fifty and a hundred bottles and destroyed.  Much of it was “on ice” the officers said.  Considerable equipment also was taken.

Mrs. Chas. Morris Had Serious Operation

            Mrs. Chas. MORRIS, who resides on the De Leon-Gorman highway, had a serious operation at a Gorman sanitarium Monday this week.  Reports from there indicate that her condition is satisfactory and she is expected to make a speedy recovery.  Mrs. MORRIS was formerly Miss Oma GREER, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin GREER.

Birthday Party

            Little Joanna SMITH, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. SMITH, celebrated her second birthday with a party on July 4th.

            After many interesting games and contests, cake and cream was served to a number of little guests, among them were Aleen and Aleta May HARRIS of Breckenridge.

First Home Grown Cantaloupes Sold By North Side Man

            Homer ALEXANDER brought in the first home grown cantaloupes for the 1928 season on Monday, July 2nd.  The melons were sold to Terrill Grocery Co.  The quality is good and should rain continue, Mr. ALEXANDER will have quite a quantity of them.

            New crop home grown tomatoes are now plentiful on the local market, numerous people offering them for sale.

Whitlow – Holdridge

            The marriage of Miss Mildred WHITLOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. WHITLOW to Mr. Lee HOLDRIDGE, occurred at the family home on the De Leon-Comanche highway near Van Dyke at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 28th, 1928.  A number of relatives and friends were present for the occasion and witnessed the impressive ceremony as conducted by the Rev. J.D. SMOOT  of Comanche.  Young HOLDRIDGE  is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. HOLDRIDGE of this city.

            Immediately following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. HOLDRIDGE left in their car for a honeymoon trip, going to Waco, Houston, and Galveston, for several days.  They returned here after July first and will soon be at home in the Mrs. J.W. COLEY house, in Heath addition.

            Both of these excellent young people were reared in the vicinity of De Leon and were educated in the schools of the county, and at John Tarleton.  Mr. HOLDRIDGE took a business course in Abilene and is bookkeeper for Holdridge & Sons business here.  Both have hosts of friends who wish them a full measure of happiness and success as they journey through life together.

Miss Bonnie Crow to Wed July 11th

            Free Press editor and family have received and acknowledge the following invitation:

            Mr. and Mrs. George W. CROW request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Bonnie Jean to Mr. Otis Gaston THOMPSON on the morning of Wednesday, July eleventh at ten o’clock.  At home, 602 North 18th Street, Waco, Texas.

Home Ec. Cottage Gets Coat of Paint

            A fresh coat of paint has recently been put on the newly acquired Home Economics cottage, immediately alongside the high school campus, which adds much to the appearance.  Later, along the interior is to be painted and improved.  The work was done by Jet LOGSDON, janitor, at no extra cost to the school, Mr. LOGSDON being employed on a year-round basis.

Mrs. Louisa Anna ESTES

            Miss Louisa Anna Estes was called by the death angel about 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.  Her death was sudden and painless.  For some weeks she had been under treatment by a physician for high blood pressure, Mrs. ESTES died at her home in North De Leon.

            Mrs. ESTES was born and reared in Kaufman county where she was married to Mr. J.A. ESTES on March the first in 1883.  She was born on June 21, 1865.  Mr. And Mrs. ESTES spent a number of years in Scurry and Collin counties before they came to make their home in Comanche county in November 1899.  For the past 17 years their home has been in the town of De Leon where Mr. ESTES has for a number of years operated a grocery store.

            There were born to them 12 children, of whom seven survive the mother.  All were present for the funeral except a son who is in California.  The children are: Mrs. Lena ROGERS, of Breckenridge; J.L. ESTES of El Monte, Calif., R.M. ESTES of Douglas, Ariz., Mrs. Dora DULCE of Iraan, Texas, H.D. ESTES of Brady, Texas, J.R. ESTES of De Leon and Mrs. Annie CLARK of Iraan.  The husband, seven children and twenty-three grandchildren, and many friends, mourn the loss of this good woman.

            In 1893 both Mr. and Mrs. ESTES were converted under the ministry of Rev. C.H. KELLY in Scurry county and they united with Lone Wolf Baptist church.  At the time of her death Mrs. ESTES was a member of De Leon Baptist church.


Mrs. J.N. CAMPBELL and son, Paul, returned to De Leon Saturday.  Mrs. CAMPBELL returned to Abilene Monday where she is in school at Simmons U.

Mrs. John BUCHAN and daughter, Mrs. W.B. BLAIR and family of Itasca are here visiting relatives and friends.

Dr. and Mrs. J.M. ALLGOOD, little son and daughter, of Oklahoma City and Mr. And Mrs. E.M. LEDBETTER of El Paso, have returned home after visiting their parents, Mr. And Mrs. W.S. ALLGOOD at Rucker.  Dr. ALLGOOD, who is a graduate of De Leon High School, received his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma in the early part of June.  Dr. ALLGOOD will spend the coming year as intern at the University Hospital of Oklahoma City.  Mr. And Mrs. LEDBETTER made an extended business trip to Dallas where Mr. LEDBETTER, who is district manager of the Texas Employers Insurance Casualty Co., at El Paso, attended the annual sales and claims conference at The Jefferson Hotel at Dallas, June 14-16.  Mrs. LEDBETTER will be remembered by her many friends as Christelle ALLGOOD.

A.H. BIBBY, accompanied by his brother from Cleburne, visited their sister, Mrs. Ira HARVEY, in Goldthwaite the past week.

W.C. GRAY and Craig NICHOLS went to Big Spring this week in an effort to find work.

A.G. MALONE has been visiting Mrs. MALONE and her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Jack BETTIS.

Mrs. D.L. PARKER, formerly Miss Lucille SIMS, has returned to her home in Breckenridge after a week’s visit with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. W. S. SNEAD.

Miss Oran Joe POOL of Brownwood is visiting her grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. J. Doss MILLER.  Miss POOL was formerly of De Leon.

Riley WORTHY spent the week-end with his parents in Cross Plains.

Miss Virginia SHARP spent the weekend with home folks.  She is attending school at Stephenville at Tarleton College.

Mrs. Henry Moore EVANS of Wichita Falls has been here visiting her parents, Mr. And Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN.

Lowell ROBINETT is here visiting his parents.  He is employed at Ft. Worth.

Ben CARTER came down from Sweetwater to spend the 4th with home folks and carried his mother, Mrs. M.S. CARTER, back with him for a short visit in his home there.

Mrs. Wm. GOLDEN and son, Billie Carl, who live in Houston, were visiting with Mr. and Mrs. SMITH here this week.  They formerly lived in De Leon.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard BOSWELL have gone to Harrold where they will teach school the coming year.  The faculty is composed of eleven teachers, Mr. BOSWELL being Superintendent and Mrs. BOSWELL teacher for the sixth grade.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. HOUK have returned from a vacation trip to California where they spent several weeks and are now at home in an apartment at Mrs. S.G. PARKS residence.

Mrs. Archie JOHNSON was called to Kingsville last week on account of the death of her mother.

Dr. Faye INZER returned several days ago from Wichita Falls where she did X-ray work at Walker & Hargraves sanitarium.  She remained here for a few days, and went to Dallas where she will be for some time.

Mr. and Mrs. C.L. GRAY and children of Dallas were recent visitors in the homes of NANCE and KINCHEN relatives.

Jakehamon News

Mrs. S.O. McKINNEY, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.T. COOPER, returned home Monday night.

Raymond ROBBINS of Fort Worth has been visiting with his brother, O.W. ROBBINS and family.

F.C. MOORE and family of the Victor community visited with the O.H. MOORE family Sunday.

Rev. W.N. LINDLEY of near Breckenridge was in the community this week visiting his children, having been called to Oliver Springs on account of the death of his brother.

O.H. MOORE and family visited the Dave HENDERSON family in the St. Joe community last Friday.

F.C. MOORE of the Victor community and O.H. MOORE of this place attended the funeral of H.T. LINDLEY at De Leon last Sunday.


Sinclair Oil and Gas Co. are plugging their No. 4 Thornton and are selling their No. 2 Edmondson to the McMANN people.

Mrs. Emil YOUNG is right sick with the flu.

Mr. And Mrs. John KAY of Dockum and Mr. And Mrs. Luther YOUNG of Gorman visited Mr. And Mrs. Emil YOUNG Sunday.

Mrs. George ROSS of Round Grove visited her grandchildren here last weekend.

A shower for Mrs. Preston HENRY and Mrs. Emil YOUNG at the home of Mrs. Lena HAMMETT of De Leon was greatly enjoyed by the guests and especially by the young brides who were Miss Verda Mae HAMMETT and Miss Lucile FUNK before their marriage to Messrs. HENRY and YOUNG three weeks ago.

Murray Kay of De Leon spent last week end with his cousin, Mrs. Emil YOUNG.

Louise, the little daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dick OWENS is very sick with whooping cough.

Mrs. Ross KAY and small son, Ross Jr. are here from Corsicana for a visit with Mr. And Mrs. John KAY.


Mrs. L.O. EVERETT of Iredell, is here visiting in the home of her brother, Mr. Van DODGEN.

Little Pat and Iantha HOOVER have returned home after a months visit with their grandmother, Mrs. N.E. SWEEDEN of Big Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Granville SPENCER of Crawford, Texas, were here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. SPENCER a few days last week.

Messrs J.C. THOMAS, B.G. THOMAS, F.A. HARMON, WL. WOLFENBARGER and families, all of Duster, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. THOMAS last week

Mr. and Mrs. Earl EASLEY are the parents of a baby girl born June 21.  The little one has been christened Willie Faye.

Little Paul PAINTER got his finger badly smashed in a car door while in De Leon Monday.  It was necessary to have it dressed by a physician.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse BARNES visited in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Buddie HUDSON at Comanche Tuesday.

Mr. Autrey HAVIS of Big Lake is here visiting his parents, Mr. and  Mrs.Edgar HAVIS and Miss Julia.

Mr. and Mrs. T.W. DICKEY and family spent an enjoyable evening in the home of their son and brother, W.I. DICKEY Saturday.  They served delicious ice cream and listened.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. HORN of Breckenridge, visited in the home of Mrs. HORN’s brother, G.C. MONHON

Little Ruth and Ralph CARRAWAY of Big Lake are here on an extended visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam STRONG and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. A.G. LOCK of Prescott were in Comyn Saturday to visit Mrs. LOCK’s brother, Mr. J.A. LYON.  They went from here to Clifton to visit Mrs. LOCK’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. LYONS.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall GREER and baby of Abilene, were here the first of the week at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Chas. MORRIS who underwent a major operation at Gorman.



©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.