De Leon Free Press

DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, October 19, 1928 


Big Yellow Bus of W.S. Black Was Burglarized

            Last Friday night burglars entered the garage of W.S. BLACK at his residence in the northeast portion of the city and “took everything that was loose” in the big yellow bus belonging to Mr. BLACK.  All his expensive tools that went with the bus were taken and a new Stetson hat he was carrying from one of the stores up the line to a De Leon store.  His loss will amount to a considerable figure.

            The night following the burglary of the bus, Mr. BLACK’s son had the lower section of the windshield stolen from a Ford touring car here.

Fred Nabors Adds An Automatic Air Machine

            Fred NABORS has added a very modern piece of equipment at his filling station, an ECO automotive air machine.  The machine has a dial which may be set for the desired amount of air and the machine continues to ring a bell until the tire is inflated to the desired stage.  It is quite a convenience to the men who operate the station and to the public, who are always assured of getting exact measurement of air.

Former De Leon Man Ill of High Blood Pressure

            Friends of D. TOMLIN will regret to hear of his recent illness.  Mr. TOMLIN has temporarily left his business at Cisco to take treatment at Scott & White Sanitarium at Temple.  His malady is high blood pressure.  Mrs. TOMLIN remained at Cisco in charge of their drug store, where they have been doing quite well since leaving De Leon less than a year ago.

            A clipping from the Cisco Daily News this week is as follows:

            “D. Tomlin, of the Tomlin Drug Co. left Thursday for Temple where he will take treatment in the Scott & White sanitarium in that city.  He was accompanied by his father, P. M. TOMLIN, and brother-in-law, Loyd LOVELESS.  Mr. TOMLIN has been suffering from the effects of high blood pressure for some time and while he has been able to look after his business, he decided to submit to treatment at this time.

Jack McGUIRE Buys Restaurant at Brady

            Friends of Jack McGUIRE, who has been Comanche county tax assessor for the past four years, will be interested to learn, now that his term of office is expiring, that he has purchased a café at Brady and is moving to that city.  The Comanche Chief of last week tells the story thus:

            “Sam WHITE and Jack McGUIRE last Monday purchased what is known as the Knox Café at Brady and will take charge of the business next Monday.  The Knox Café is one of the leading cafes of that section.  Messrs. McGUIRE and WHITE expect to move their families to Brady as soon as they can secure residences.


            Miss Opal Lee DILLARD and Mr. Andie LANCASTER were happily married on September 30, Rev. MUSGOVE officiating.  Miss Opal Lee is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Avery DILLARD and Mr. Lancaster is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lancaster.

            These young people have many friends who wish for them much happiness. - Contributed


Mrs. C.E. GEORGE and Miss Opal TIMMONS returned Monday night from Marian, where Mrs. GEORGE has been taking treatment.

Miss Mary Louise GRIZZELLE, from Belton, was a weekend visitor with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. J.H. GRIZZELLE.

Henry BRYANT came home from Upton county this week and together with his mother, Mrs. C.N. LIGHTHILL, is moving to Okmulgee, Okla.  BRYANT has been in the southwest Texas oil fields for some months.

Misses Lillie and Lora SINGLETON are leaving next Monday for Rule near which place they will teach this winter.

Mrs. Sid FARROW and daughter, Miss RUTH returned last Thursday from Los Angeles and other points on the Pacific coast where they spent three months with their son and brother, Perry FARROW.

Mrs. H.M. EVANS of Wichita Falls was guest of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN the early part of the week.

Master George KREPPS has gone to Healton, Okla, for a visit with his grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. G. KREPP.

Oliver Springs

This community was greatly surprised to learn Sunday that Le Roy BURLESON and Miss Ima Lee WATSON of Leon had stolen a march on their many friends and were married in De Leon Sunday morning.

Mr. BURLESON was raised in this community and is highly thought of here.  Miss WATSON is a lovely girl and their many friends extend their congratulations and best wishes.

Miss Ruby Lee REED is attending Business College in Eastland.

Comyn News

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. TERGERSON and children spent the weekend visiting relatives at Cransfil Gap.

Miss Betty JONES, who is a student at Tarleton, spent the weekend at the teacherage with her sister, Miss Iva JONES.

Mr. and Mrs. Dave FLOYD and baby made a trip to Fort Worth on Wednesday.

Mrs. Charlie PEARSON left on last Thursday for Temple to visit for several days with her mother and other relatives.

Ernest COX of Wichita Falls was visiting his brother, Hobert COX during a part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard MAYES and Mrs. Elmer MAYES and son of Graham came Sunday.  Mr. MAYES returned to Graham Sunday afternoon while the others remained for a longer visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. EASLEY.

Mrs. C.S. DRY was called to Dublin early Friday morning on account of the death of her niece, Little Mary Lynn Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward KAY.

Mr. and Mrs. F.D. WATSON and children of Irene, Texas, G.C. WATSON of Tahoka and W.H. HIGHES of Levelland, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. WATSON Tuesday.

Jakehamon News

Cagie KEITH is back in school after an absence of more than a week.

Mrs. E.A. FLETCHER of De Leon was visiting with G.B. WILLIAM’s family at the Trans Continental camp last Sunday.

F.C. MOORE and little daughter, Laverne, of the Victor community, visited with O.H. MOORE and family last Sunday afternoon.

Charlie LINDLEY and family of Desdemona spent Sunday night with W.A. LINDLEY and family.

Alf KEITH of Slaton is visiting with his brother, Major KEITH, of this community.  Alf grew up in this part of the country and has many friends who will rejoice to know that he has done quite well in the west.

Misses Odell ROBBINS and Lucille RILEY were home from Tarleton last week.  They were accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. COX whose home was here up to the days of the oil boom.


©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.