De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, July 20, 1928 


[Transcriber’s Note: This was the election issue.  Very little of the issue was devoted to anything other than candidate’s statements.]


Skating Rink Was Purchased by Two Amusement Men

            Humphries Skating Rink, which has been located at De Leon the past six weeks was purchased Monday by M.D. STEWART and J.C. TILLINGHAST.  Mr. STEWART is owner of the Liberty theater here, having operated the show the past seven or eight years.  Mr. TILLINGHAST was floor manager for Mr. HUMPHRIES and came to De Leon with the Roller Rink.  Both are experienced in the amusement business and are already making a success in their respective lines.

            The rink is an almost new outfit, including a new waterproof top, a beautiful hardwood maple floor 40 x 90 feet.  Since the rink has been at De Leon, people have flocked to it for the wholesome past time of skating.  Perfect order has been maintained.  Hundreds of women and children have found daily recreation there.  People have come from all the nearby towns and many from distant points to enjoy skating.

            Skating “stunts” are particularly popular at the roller rink.  Potato races, wheelbarrow races, and barrel races, all on skates, have furnished much fun for both skaters and spectators.  Skating parties, too have become quite popular.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther STEWART, an eight pound baby girl July14.

Mrs. Opal May BUTLER from Brownwood is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Len MAY.

Mrs. Rachael McCAULEY from Mount Pleasant is here visiting her brother, S.H. BAKER and other relatives.

Mrs. Charley COGBURN has gone to Dallas to be at the bedside of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Thurman COGBURN, who is recovering from an operation which was performed some two weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CARAWAY and family from RALLS were here last week visiting his brother, L.G. CARAWAY and other relatives.

Mrs. Joe H. SCOTT of Nugent, Texas is spending the week in the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.E. GEORGE.

Miss Grace BOYD, W.L.F. BOYD, Joe HOLLEMAN, and Roe BUTLER left Tuesday morning for Iraan to visit in the homes of relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. L.M. EDWARDS and two children of Dallas were here this week, guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. MILES.  Mrs. EDWARDS was formerly Miss Ada Lou MILES.  Mr. EDWARDS is a department buyer for a half hundred Piggly-Wiggly stores in Dallas.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOWELL Sr. and son, Russell, left for Dallas Sunday at which place they will pick up their son, Earl, and from that place will make a trip back to the old state of Georgia for a several weeks visit.


©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.