De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, April 19 1929


Baseball Team Wins Three Games in the Past Week

            The De Leon high school baseball team journeyed to Duster Wednesday afternoon and played a return game with the Duster boys, winning by the score of 19 to 3.  This was their third straight winning, having defeated Duster on the home ground several days ago, and also took the big end of a score with the Humble team.  W.Z. COMPTON, coach, accompanied the team.

Bride of a Week Had Appendix Operation

            A sudden and violent attack of appendicitis made it necessary for Mrs. Riley WORTHY to be carried hurriedly to Gorman Sanitarium Wednesday, shortly before noon and just after the noon hour she had the needed operation, following which she is reported doing nicely.  Mr. and Mrs. WORTHY have been married scarcely more than a week.


            A wedding in which was centered the interest of many friends occurred Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian manse, Rev. B.C. BONEY, using the ring ceremony, united in marriage Miss Louise SMITH and Walter J. ROBERTSON.  The bride, a young lady of many charms and possessing the finest characteristics of womanhood, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. SMITH of De Leon.  She is a graduate of Cisco high school and has continued her residence in Cisco since her parents departure about five years ago and has been a competent employee of the Cisco Oil company for some time.  Mr. ROBERTSON has been in the employ of the Humble company for the past seven years and is a young man of fine character and splendid ability and is highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.  Immediately following the ceremony the young couple left by motor for a several days visit in Fort Worth and Dallas.  They will return next week by way of De Leon stopping there for a short visit with Mrs. ROBERTSON’s parents.  They will be located in Cisco at 1102 West Seventh street. –Cisco News.

Shower for Mrs. Worthy

            On Wednesday afternoon, April the tenth, Mrs. Joe ASHBY entertained at the home of her mother, Mrs. COONER, with a surprise shower for the newest bride, Mrs. R.C. WORTHY.  The house was prettily decorated with roses and purple iris.  As the guests entered, they were instructed to write a recipe in a charming Bride’s Book.  Clever contests were then introduced, followed by the presentation of the lovely gifts to the honoree.  Dainty refreshments consisting of tea and sandwiches were served to the following guests:  Mesdames D.C. NORTON, Vance SINGLETON, J.H. GRIZZELLE, H.T. WILLIAMS, Fred NABORS, O.M. BUCHAN, May WHALEY, Clyde POPE, Roy HAMMERS, E.L. SMITH, Alf SLOAN, Dewey DANNIELL, R.C. WORTH, Misses Nina BUTLER, Mildred VAN ZANDT, and Zoe SCOTT. 

R.V. Black Gets His Diploma from Business College

            R.V. BLACK returned this week from Tyler Commercial College where he has been taking a business course for the past six months.  He graduated last week and received his diploma.  He took a complete course in banking and business administration, business English, business arithmetic, typing and secretarial course.

            After finishing his course, the college authorities gave young BLACK a letter of recommendation covering not only his scholarship, which was very good indeed, but they also commended him upon his excellent deportment while in the school.  The college guarantees a job to their graduates.  BLACK will probably go to Sweetwater.

Attend Funeral of Aunt at Ennis

            Frank HOLLAND, daughters, Misses Kate and Vivian, and son, Doyle, attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Sarah Jane CONNOLLY, at Ennis, Texas, on April 10.  Deceased was a true old pioneer, having lived in this section, at Jones Crossing and somewhere on Sabanna creek in the 50’s.  She came to the Dublin section with the first white settlers, between 1855 and 1860.  She reared a family of six children and knew the hardships and privations of a real frontier.  She was a devout member of the Roman Catholic church.

J.D. Narry Finished New Store Building

            J.D. NARRY has recently completed a sheet metal building on his lot in the business section and it is understood will open up a candy kitchen and other business there in the near future.  The building is on the lot where a building burned off a year ago.


Mrs. French ROBERTSON of Haskell, formerly Miss Mary Louise LOWE, was visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. LOWE here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank PATTERSON of Junction, Texas, came the last of the week for a visit with her father, W.R. McKEMIE, Mr. PATTERSON going on to Oklahoma to attend to business matters while she, formerly Miss Alice McKEMIE, remains for a longer visit.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. RIDER of Abilene are visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. RIDER of this city.


©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.