De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, August 3, 1928 


Skating Rink is Moved by Stewart to Goldthwaithe

            Stewart & Tillinghast this week moved their roller rink from De Leon to Goldthwaite.  The rink was brought to De Leon about eight weeks ago by Mr. HUMPHREY and operated until some two weeks ago by him.  Mr. HUMPHREY then sold the rink to M.D. STEWART, local theatre man, who took Mr. TILLINGHAST, HUMPHREY’s floor manager in as partner.

            Mr. STEWART reported the rink as doing nicely during the past week, but the skating craze comes and goes and so it will be the policy of the new managers to move the rink every two or three months.

            Both Mr. STEWART and Mr. TILLINGHAST will accompany the rink to Goldthwaite.  Mrs. STEWART will operate the Liberty in Mr. STEWART’s absence.

Lee Holdridge Takes Lease on Filling Station

            Lee HOLDRIDGE recently leased the W.P. WHITLOW Filling Station, located on the Comanche highway, midway between De Leon and Comanche.  He is to take charge of the business immediately and will occupy the WHITLOW home immediately adjoining the business.  Mr. HOLDRIDGE recently married Miss Mildred WHITLOW, a daughter of the family.

            Mr. and Mrs. WHITLOW will move to this city and make their home here.  They formerly lived here.  Friends will welcome them back.

East Side Filling Station Sold to Albert Hodges

            Henry KENNEDY, who has owned and operated Kennedy Filling Station at the corner of the highway nearest to the Mohon Addition for the past several months, last week sold the business to Albert HODGE, the transfer taking place on Thursday, July 26th.

            Mr. KENNEDY is not leaving the city and may [be] engaged in some other business soon.  Mr. HODGE has had experience in the line and should make a success of the business.


Born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Luther STEWART, on July 12th, 9-lb. girl.

W.L. BURGESS, July 22, 10-lb girl.

Oscar STEWART, July 22, 8 ˝-lb boy.

A.B. CAMPBELL, July 24, 8 ˝-lb boy.


Mr. And Mrs. C.C. GRISSOM and children of Haskell were here this week visiting their parents, Mrs. R.J. GRISSOM and Mr. And Mrs. J.L. BOYETT.  The GRISSOMs lived at Munday for a number of years but now make their home at Haskell.  He is doing railroad station work.

Little Bennie STEPHENS entertained his little friends at his 9th birthday.  About 26 little friends were there.  All had a jolly time.

Miss Mary Jo MILLIGAN of Fort Worth is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. H. CADDELL, also her aunt, Mrs. D.A. STEPHENS.

Miss Jamie Brown COLLIE, daughter of Tom COLLIE of Lubbock, is here for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Dewey DANIELL.

Mrs. Maggie SIMMONS POOL, of Lindale, is here for an extended visit in the home of relatives and friends.  Mrs. POOL was formerly a trained nurse.  She has lived at Lindale for a number of years.

Mrs. Stewart CATE of Breckenridge is here visiting her parents, Mr. And Mrs. T.C. SMITH.

Mrs. C.E. GEORGE, who has not been well recently, left Tuesday for a visit with her people near Abilene and will spend the month of August at Lubbock with her sister, Mrs. Ira MERRICK.  They also plan to visit other points on the ?.

New Hope News

Mr. Clyde NABORS and family were visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack OTWELL last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Murray SIDES are the proud parents of a baby girl, Francis Elizabeth, born on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. Jim HUCKABEE and Mrs. Nancy SMITH of Snyder visited in the home of H.M. JOHNSON on Wednesday of last week.

Mr. Earl LIGHTFOOT and family of Winters have been visiting relatives of this community this week.

Mr. J.C. PIERCE and family were visiting in the home of Mr. Judge NANCE last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mack HALE and Mr. and Mrs. Dock HAZZARD of near Rucker were visiting Walt HOLLAND last Sunday.

Mr. Ely TERRY came home a few days ago from Big Lake, where he has been at work.

Jakehamon News

Ben KOONCE is building on to his residence, extending the building and providing a sleeping porch. 

The work on the school house [is] progressing nicely.  O.S. ROBBINS and W.A. KING are doing the carpenter work and Jim KOONCE and Milton KING have contracted the paint work.  It is hoped to have the work all finished by the middle of next week.

D.Y. THORNTON and family are planning a trip to California.

Clyde and Misses Opal McKINNEY and Juanita RIDER of De Leon spent the week-end at Breckenridge visiting friends and relatives.

Clarence McKINNEY and family of Neff were week-end visitors with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.O. McKINNEY.


Rev. George ROSS and wife, Mrs. Frank KAY and sons, Robert and Murray, and Miss Winnie KAY of De Leon and Miss Mildred ROSS of Gorman were visitors here Sunday afternoon and attended the baptizing.

Miss Grace HAMMETT of De Leon was a week-end visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Preston HENRY.

Mrs. Sarah Jane KEITH, familiarly called “Aunt Sall,” of Dublin has been visiting friends and relatives here the past week, and also attended the meeting.  Aunt Sall was a pioneer of this place, and has seen our little town grow from nothing to a thriving oil town, and we are always glad to see her sweet smiles.  She is 88 years old and still wears a happy smile for everyone.

Mrs. Sylvia LEWIS WHITE and babies of Ranger were week-end visitors at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert LEWIS.

Aubrey WYNN and Gifford ACREAS were in De Leon on business Saturday.  They are trying to keep Mr. HUDDLESTON busy developing films – no wonder.

Mrs. Lula NORTHCUTT and children, Ned, Estelle, and Troy, will leave Thursday for Shamrock, Tex., to visit relatives there.

Mr. and Mrs. Preston HENRY are leaving Wednesday for Huston, Gainesville and Galveston, to spend their vacation.


©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.