De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, September 13, 1929


New Hope School Begins Monday

            John LIGHTFOOT requested the Free Press to announce that Sabano school (New Hope) will commence the 1919[sic]-1930 session on Monday morning, September 16th.  There will be an eight months term, possibly longer.

            Sabano is a two teacher school.  John LIGHTFOOT is beginning on his fourteenth year as teacher there.  Miss Enola McCHAREN has completed four years as assistant.

Court House News

Notice of Intention to Marry

Frank RHYMES, Cross Plains, and Miss Vera FORD, Cross Plains.

C.M. GOATS, Gorman, and Miss Claudie LOGSDON, De Leon.

Marriage Licenses

W.W. WALKER, De Leon, and Mrs. Janice YORK, De Leon.

Real Estate Transfers

W.C. FERRILL to A.N. STEELE, 100 acres Epps D. PAYNE Survey, $1.00 and other considerations.

Y.D. SCALES and wife to C.N. MITCHELL, Lots 11 and 12, Block 1, subdivision of Block 37, De Leon.  $1500.00.

E.O. BELL and wife to E.J. TERRY, 70 acres Section 9, Block 1 H. & T.C. Ry. Co. Survey. $1550.00.

Mrs. E.T. DRUMMOND to D.L. COTNEY, 80 acres E.B. NICHOLS survey, $1900.00.

G.W. STEELE and wife to J.E. MILLER, 66 ¼ acres Epps D. PAYNE Survey, $1320.00.

J.T. LITTLE and wife to Alta FLOYD, 1/10 interest in parcel of land out of James Walker LEAGUE Survey.  $450.

R.L. MILLWEE to Bud HATFIELD, lots 1 to 8, Block 3, Sipe Springs, $300.00.

I.E. RANSOM and wife to J.T. MOODY, 32 acres James LINDSEY survey, $1700.00.

A.A. WHITFIELD and wife to W.L. ELLWOOD, 150 acres Elizabeth WALKER survey, $4000.00.

J.T. MOODY to J.D. SLACK, S 1/2 Block, 111 BARNES Addition to City of Comanche.  $1500.00.

J.E. DUNN and wife to C.E. FROST and wife, 150 x 15 feet, part of 12.2 acre lot in Jno. DUNCAN survey.  $100.00

Higginbotham Sells Lbr. Yard

            Higginbotham Bros. and Company, whose lumber yard has been located at the corner of Live Oak and Colorado, recently sold their interests in Coleman to the H.H. HARDIN Lumber Company located here on east College Avenue and having headquarters at Ft. Worth.

            Wade EVERETTS, district manager for Higginbotham’s was in Coleman Thursday, and B.W. SEARRY, district manager of H.H. HARDIN Company, was here at the same time looking over the situation of the company’s new investment.  Higginbotham was closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday for invoice of stock, and this yard opened Monday as the H.H. HARDIN Lumber Co.

            O.D. WORTHY, who was local manager of Higginbotham’s will go to Ballinger to be located with Higginbotham’s there.  The local manager of H.H. Hardin, Mr. DUNCAN, will continue in charge of all the Hardin interests here.  –Coleman Democrat Voice


            The following announcement has been received by the Free Press editor:

William H. WALKER


Mrs. Terry Howard YORK

Announce their marriage on Tuesday the tenth of September

One thousand nine hundred and twenty nine

                                              At home after Oct. 1. De Leon

            Free Press has learned little of the details of the marriage except that the ceremony was performed at five o’clock a.m. and the couple headed west in Mr. WALKER’s big Chrysler sedan for a honeymoon trip to California where they will remain for some weeks. The best wishes of many friends go with them as they embark on the eventful journey.

Little Infant Died

            A baby boy, four days of age, died at 4:15 o’clock p.m. Monday, September 9th, at the home of its parents, Mr. and Mrs. John MINTER, in the northeast portion of the city.  Mr. MINTER is employed as a telegraph operator at the Magnolia Station.

Corbell has Arm Cut in Peculiar Accident

            H.W. CORBELL happened to a very painful accident Friday afternoon while coming from school.  He was riding on the side of a sedan car and when the machine went over a ditch in the road, the driver shifted the gear and this forced CORBELL’s arm through the side of the car.  The glass was broken and his arm was painfully cut.  It necessitated several stitches.

Comyn (From Last Week)

Mrs. N.E. SWEEDEN and son and daughter of Big Lake have returned to their homes after visiting for a few days in the homes of relatives, the HOOVER and THOMAS families.

Mr. and Mrs. SPENCER attended the birthday dinner at the home of Ray SPRUILL near De Leon, Tuesday, Aug. 28, given for his mother, Mrs. M.E. SPRUILL and Grandma SPENCER , it being the birthday of both.  Mrs. SPENCER was 80 years old and Mrs. SPRUILL was 71 years old.  They report a large crowd, a fine time, and lots of good things to eat.

Mrs. W.H. CRODDOCK and children of Dublin spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. B.L. PAINTER.  W.H. CRODDOCK came Sunday.

Dave FLOYD has moved to Comyn.

Mr. BOYKIN has moved to De Leon.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam CHATHAM, Supt. Of Comyn school moved into the superintendent’s house on the school campus, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis GRISHAM and son, Billie and Mrs. Laura HAMPTON and daughter visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. HAMPTON, Monday.

A dinner was given Sunday in honor of Mrs. HAMPTON and daughter.  Those present were Bill RUCKER and family, Mrs. Paul DAVIS and family, Jim STURDIVANT and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth SPENCER, Leonard HOLLAND and family, W.A. SPENCER and family, Carl STURDIVANT and children of Dublin, Dick STURDIVANT and family of Desdemona, Willia GRISHAM and family of Live Oak, Grandpa and Grandma SPENCER, the honorees and Neva


Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McSPADDEN were week end visitors in the home of her sister, Mrs. Van DODGEN.

Mrs. J.A. VANCE and baby of Ranger visited her sister, Mrs. S.W. LAMINACK one day last week.

Rev. CARTER has been called as pastor of the Comyn Baptist Church.  He accepted the call Sunday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady MOHON and daughter, Helen, and Mrs. Roy PELL, visited their sister, Mrs. G.O. CARAWAY of Big Lake, from Friday to Wednesday of last week.

Mrs. W.R. MILLER and little daughter of Ardmore, Okla. Have been visiting her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wade COWAN and family.

Mr. and Mrs. L.R. STEPHENS, of Tohoka, visited his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Wade COWAN last Sunday.

Mrs. Nora WALKER of Dublin visited her niece, Mrs. Wade COWAN for a week.

Grandmother COWAN of Alexander is here visiting in the homes of her son and daughter, Mrs. Wade COWAN and Mrs. W.F. HARVEY.

Concord (From Last Week)

Mrs. Emma CUMMINS and children of Olney is visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John KAY.

School began September 2nd.  Mr. MOORE, the principal , drives the truck that carries the Concord children to the Robinson Springs school.

Mr. Lewis BRUMBELOW had a light stroke of paralysis a few days ago but is better now.

Mrs. D. DILLON is on the sick list.

(This Week)

Friends of Mrs. C.C. MILLER will be glad to hear that she is able to visit relatives and is in Sunday School again.

Mrs. A.T. MOHON of De Leon visited Arthur MOHON and family Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Phillip KEITH of Highland also visited them.

Mr. John BRUMBELOW and wife have moved in the home of Mrs. BRUMBELOW’s father, A.J. CUMMINS as Mr. BRUMBELOW has work in the oil fields.  Mrs. BRUMBELOW will be at her father’s some time.


Mr. and Mrs. Taylor VARNER are rejoicing over the arrival of a new boy at their house.

Delmar PERION has moved into the HUGHES house and is engaged in work at the railroad yards at this place.  Mr. PERRION is a son-in-law of Bill SPARGER who is well known by many people here.

G.E. RILEY has just finished a complete concrete cellar at his home.  Forms were built and the concrete run in bottom, sides and top, making a complete concrete box.

Mr. and Mrs. George BRAZELL are the proud parents of a twelve pound boy.

W.N. KOONCE, who has been ill the past week, is recovering and will soon be able to be out and at his regular business.

Zollie KOONCE is making considerable improvements at his home recently, having built a new garage some time ago and has just finished the construction of a plank corral around his barn.

Miss Lucile LINDLEY has been in the Sanitarium at Gorman for the past week having undergone an operation for appendicitis.  She is recovering and her many friends hope to see her well again soon.

Some work has been done at the school building this week.  J.T. VARNER has been supplying the school with wood which will be used this winter instead of gas and V.C. WAYLAND has been doing some work at the teacherage.

G.E. RILEY and O.S. ROBBINS have been engaged in moving some heavy boilers for the Humble Pipe Line Co. this week.  These boilers had been used at Peak Station and had to be moved up the steep banks of the river.

Miss Mozelle CLARK has returned from an extended visit to the Texas coast and other southern points.

W.F. HALE and family have returned from an extended vacation trip into the Eastern States going as far as West Virginia where they formerly lived.

Nando ROBBINS, who until six years ago lived near De Leon and who is now living at Lubbock spent a few days last week visiting with his brother, O.S. ROBBINS, and family.  Mr. ROBBINS is engaged in extensive farming, cultivating a one-half section of land and using seven teams to do his work.  He is muchly interested in registered cattle and has some of the finest. 


Miss Alpha MOORE went to Ranger Saturday where she will teach school.

Howard McCLELLAN of Iraan was a week end visitor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. McCLELLAN.

Mrs. Paul HOLDRIDGE had her tonsils removed in Gorman last week.  She is recovering nicely.

Mrs. Ocie HUDDLESTON of Cookville, Tenn. is visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.L. HUDDLESTON and family.

Emmett SPENCER of Lubbock was a week end visitor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George SPENCER.

Miss Leila JENKINS has returned after a month’s vacation, visiting with her sister, Mrs. W.L. BURGESS in McCamie.

Mrs. B.C. CHAMBERS and sons, Roger and Wayne, went to Brownwood Saturday where Roger will attend Howard Payne.

Mitchell TATE and Jewell MATHIS have returned from Ideal, Texas, where they have been working in the harvest field for the past three months.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim BRADFORD of San Saba have purchased a tract of land in the Round Grove community and have constructed a modern home.

Terrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. SHARP and John Archie, son of Rev. and Mrs. M.A. DAVIS, had their tonsils removed in Gorman last week.  Both are recovering nicely.

Mrs. W.L. FINCHER and grandson, H.C. WEATHERFORD, returned from a week’s visit with her daughter, Mrs. E. THRASHER and family of Snyder, Okla.

Mrs. Ross DUPRIEST of Las Cruces was here for a visit with John DUPRIEST and family the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar COZBY are moving to Oklahoma City where he has a position with the Magnolia Petroleum Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Y.L. DABNEY and son, Taylor, are home from their summer cottage at Manitou, Colo. where they spent the past several weeks.

Miss Hazel HUDDLESTON and Mrs. TURNER, Mgr. of the Business College at Eastland, were Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. HUDDLESTON and family.

Mr. and Mrs. George VAUGHN and children have moved here from San Angelo.  Mr. VAUGHN, who works for the Humble, was transferred to Comyn.

Mr. A.M. PAIR had as his guest this week, his brother, Dr. S.W. PAIR of Louisville, Ky.  Dr. PAIR also visited another brother, L.D. PAIR at Strawn.  This was the first time in 35 years the brothers had met.

Mrs. D.L. TERRILL is home from Jacksonville where she went to visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. AVERY, a baby girl having arrived in the home recently.

Misses Mozelle and Lucile HENDRICKS, sisters of Mrs. D.L. TERRILL, were recent visitors in her home.  Miss Mozelle teaches at Daisetta, near Houston.  Miss Lucile, a trained nurse, is just now moving from Roswell, N.M. to Jacksonville, Texas.

Troy MORRIS of Coleman was a week end visitor with his uncle, Lee MORRIS and family.

Miss Faye McCURDY of Iraan is here for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley McCURDY.

New Hope News

Mr. George OPDYDKE is at home for a few days.

The Misses NANCE and Mrs. Grady NANCE visited Saturday night with Mr. Henry NANCE and family of De Leon.

Mrs. Ross DUPRIEST of N. Mexico visited Sunday and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Jno. DUPRIEST.



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