De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, November 16, 1928


J.L. Funderburgh Seriously Crushed by Heavy Truck

            J.L. FUNDERBURGH, former manager of the Texas Electric Service Co., office in this city, is in the hospital at Eastland seriously hurt as a result of being run over there by a heavily loaded truck at 8 a.m. last Thursday.  Mr. FUNDERBURGH was riding on the truck which belonged to the company, another man driving.  The machine carried several heavy light poles on a trailer and had come to a stop.  Mr. FUNDERBURGH was standing up when the machine started again without warning and he was thrown under the trailer.  The wheel passed over his chest, crushing him and breaking two ribs.  He was unconscious for a time, but is now improving nicely.

J. Doss Miller, Sr. Recovering From Illness

            Friends of Uncle Doss MILLER will be glad to know that he has sufficiently recovered from his recent serious illness to be up and about the house. Unless the unexpected should happen, he will be able to resume his normal activities within a few days.

            Uncle DOSS was very ill a week ago in fact, so ill as to cause his family and friends gravest apprehension.  His four daughters were called to his bedside:  Mrs. C.L. PITTMAN from Yuma, Ariz., Mrs. J.B. POOL from Brownwood; Mrs. J.E. WILLIAMSON from Austin and Mrs. S.O. RIDENHOUWER from Junction.


            Mr. Mark E. PHILLIPS and Mrs. Overa BLACK BROWN were happily married on November 1st at 6:15 p.m. at the First Baptist church in Dallas, Dr. CRAIG officiating.  Mrs. PHILLIPS was reared in De Leon and has hosts of friends here.  Mr. PHILLIPS is director of the Dallas Band and is a worthy young man. Her many friends wish for them a full measure of happiness.

Bridge Club

            On Tuesday afternoon the Bridge Club was delightfully entertained by Mrs. Hiram SMITH, assisted by her charming little daughter, Mary Lurline.  Mrs. Bob STEAKLEY won high score, Mrs. GOLIGHTLY being a close competitor.

            Refreshments were served members and the following guests: Mesdames WHALEY, GOLIGHTLY, Rollie HILL and SCOTT.

            The club meets next with Mrs. M.D. STEWART.


Oscar LEE is loading out several cars of peanuts this week and consequently wagons and trucks loaded with peanuts are a familiar sight on our streets this week.

The party at the home of Miss Ella NABORS Saturday night was a great success.  Among the out of town visitors were Misses AFTON and Ruthelle CLARK.

Miss Hazel REEVES of Victor spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Clyde WYAN.

Mrs. Alice WILSON has returned from a visit with friends and relatives in West Texas.  She says there are many great fields of cotton that have not been picked.

The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward HOUSER is better after several weeks illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Emil YOUNG and Aubrey and Elton WYNN visited their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Press PARK at Olden last Monday.

Robinson Springs

J.G. WILLIAMSON was injured by a cow recently.

Misses RUDELL and Cass DYSON of Abilene visited their homefolks in this community last Sunday.


The new residence Harve SMITH has been building is almost completed and is very pretty and attractive.  His old house was destroyed by fire a few months ago.

Rev. R.L. DAY stopped by to see his mother, Mrs. W.T. DAY, last week while on his way to his home at Texaco, New Mexico.

Mrs. Frank THOMAS and children visited Mr. and Mrs. H.I. THOMAS of Stephenville last weekend.

Bud McGRATH sold nine head of cattle last week.  They brought a good price.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde WYNN of Desdemona visited in the home of her father, T.C. MOORE, this week.

Rev. FERGUSON of Desdemona filled his last appointment here last Sunday.  He will go to conference this week.  We are sorry to have him leave.


Miss Violet TODD of Comanche was a weekend visitor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. TODD.

Miss Velma BELL of Hawley was a weekend visitor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.V. BELL.

C.L. KINCHEN Jr. of Abilene spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. KINCHEN.



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.