De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, March 29, 1929


Louise Lester Makes Honor Roll at T.C.U.

            Mrs. L.L. LESTER has a letter which she is exceedingly proud of, and well she may be, for it is signed by the president of Texas Christian University, Dr. E.M. WAITS, and in the letter Dr. WAITS extends his congratulations to Miss Louise, young daughter of Mrs. LESTER, whose name is found on the honor roll of the university for the term just closed.  It would seem from the letter that Miss Louise is applying herself studiously to her work and is earning the approval of the faculty.  Besides her literary attainments, Miss Louise is acquiring quite an enviable reputation in music.  She has played over radio recently and is to sing in an Easter cantata given at the University.  She was a pupil of Mrs. A.P. SCHMIDT during her high school days.

Paul Holland Opens Battery and Gas Shop

            Paul HOLLAND, mechanic with Gentry’s Garage for the past several years, has opened a place of his own in a new building, next door east of Bells Barber Shop.  Mr. HOLLAND will sell Texaco gas and oils, his place being open for service at this time.

            The work Mr. HOLLAND will place special emphasis on is battery recharging.  He has a complete outfit and solicits battery work.  Mr. HOLLAND is well experienced in this line and should make a success of his business venture.

Mrs. J.N. Joiner District W.M. of Eastern Star

            Last September, at State convention at El Paso, Mrs. J.N. JOINER of this city was elected District Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Masonic auxiliary.  Mrs. JOINER visited the Hamilton Chapter last Tuesday night and a week ago the Coleman order.  She is an excellent official.

Southwest Gas Co. to Move Office to Travelers Hotel

            The Southwest Gas Co. Office is being moved this week from the old location to the southeast room at the Travelers Hotel (sample room).  The former location is next door to the Free Press, where the office has been located since September 1920.

            The personnel of De Leon employees is not being changed.  Mrs. John WEAVER will continue in charge of the office.  A.W. McIVER , who has been  local manager for nine years, will continue.  All bills payable at the new office on or after April 1st.

            The business of the gas company is a reliable index to the size of the community.  The company has enjoyed a very prosperous season.  There are 465 separate users in this city.

North Ward Honor Roll

First Grade:  Rachel LANCASTER, Alfreda CULPEPPER, Rosa Lee McCURDY, Jack DUNNAHO, Allen ANDERSON, Jr., and Claude UNDERHILL.

Second Grade: Hazel WARE, Arnold HARDIN, Billie LIVINGSTON, Clarence HOWARD, Sybil ANDERSON, Beatrice FRANK, Helen WALL, Louise PIERCE, Welma Wayne YOUNG, Lavois CHERRY.

Third Grade: Atlas CHARLES

Fourth Grade: C.L. MOHON

Fifth Grade: Oneta POPE and Lillie Marie UNDERHILL.

Bridge Club

            Mrs. H. CARLILE was hostess to the Bridge Club last Tuesday afternoon.  Five games were played, Mrs. KEITH winning high score.  This was the second successive time the honor has been won by her.  A delicious salad and ice course was served members present and the following guests:  Mrs. Henry SHARP, Mrs. Clarence LIGHTFOOT, Mrs. LEIGON, Mrs. Marvin HANCOCK, Mrs. MARION of Ranger, sister of the hostess, Mrs. R.L. SCOTT and Mrs. KEITH.  The Club will meet next with Mrs. Will CLARK in the month of April.


Miss Eunice TERRY of Stephenville spent the weekend with Miss Bonnie Belle COONER.

Andrew JACKSON of Weatherford spent the weekend visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. JACKSON.

Mrs. Buell VAN ZANDT spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. J. ROBERTS of Gorman.

Joe HOLLEMAN of Stephenville spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will HOLLEMAN. 

Ruel LOCKE of Stephenville was here Saturday and Sunday visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. LOCKE.

Miss Adell McKELVEY of Denton is visiting her father, J.F. McKELVEY.

Emmett Lee HOWARD of Abilene spent last weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. HOWARD.

Ralph PITTMAN, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. B.J. PITTMAN, was visiting early this week in the home of his parents in this city.

Friends of Mrs. C.G. HAMPTON will be glad to know that she has recovered sufficiently that she was able to be brought home last Saturday afternoon.  She is doing as well as might be expected, considering the seriousness of injuries.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. WHITTLE and Mr. and Mrs. S.R. UPSHAW and their children, went to San Saba last Sunday, enjoying the day at the dam on the river, two or three miles east of the town of San Saba.


Mr. M.L. DIXON and Fred NEWTON, trustees of this school, made a business trip to Stephenville last week.

Mr. Hurvey GARY, who has been in the Blackwell Sanitarium for the last four weeks, was able to be brought to his father’s home Saturday.  We are glad to report that he is doing nicely and are hoping he will soon be able to enjoy this fine spring weather.

Misses Cliftine and Nellie GOODSON of this community spent the weekend in Lingleville, visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.V. GOODSON.

Harve SMITH, of this community, has been very ill but is some better now.

Mr. and Mrs. John BRUMBELOW and children visited Mr. BRUMBELOW’s brother, Bill, of Ranger, last week.

Several people of this community gathered in the home of John BRUMBELOW to listen to the RIPPETOE quartet broadcasting over KFPL of Dublin Monday night.  A fine program was rendered and we are all sorry that it will be the last program for some time to be broadcasted.

Oliver Springs

J.W. ECHOLS of Seymour is here for a lengthy visit with his son, H.S. ECHOLS.

Several young people of this community attended singing at Liberty on Sunday night.  Among those present were Misses Fannie and Eltie OTWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie CANTWELL, also Miss Versie CANTWELL and H.S. ECHOLS and family.

Mr. and Mrs. NABORS of San Antonio have been visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. REED.

Mrs. Newt COGBURN is still recovering from her illness.  We hope she will soon be well again.


Mrs. V.C. WAYLAND of this community visited with her brother, C. VARNER, at Comanche Saturday and Sunday.

O.F. CARR has recently purchased a complete set of 2-row farm implements.  He thinks time and labor can be saved by the use of such improvements.  G.E. RILEY has been using such implements for many years and recommends their use.

R.E. ROBBINS of Fort Worth spent several days last week visiting with his brother, O.S. ROBBINS and family of this community.

W.A. LINDLEY and family spent Sunday visiting with his father, the Rev. William LINDLEY and family of Cisco.  Miss Odell ROBBINS and Miss Lucile RILEY of Tarleton spent Sunday with home folks and friends of this community.


©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.