De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, September 27, 1929


Court House News

Marriage Licenses

Alvie Fowler McNUTT, Comanche, and Miss Iva Beatrice MORRIS, Comanche.

Elbert D. COX, Comanche, and Miss Ivah Gertrude EDMONDSON, Comanche.

Real Estate Transfers

J.A. JONES and wife to Van CLAYTON 95.5 acres Wm. NICHOLS survey and 9.7 acres, John W. BRYAN survey.  $6500.00.

Erin E. HAILE and wife to Mrs. Minerva CHANDLER, NE 1/4 of Section 26, Block 4, H & T C Ry Survey.  $2500.

T.W. GILLIAM and wife to J.L. TABOR, 96 acres Wm. E. HATTON survey.  $2000.00.

J.F. POWERS and wife to R.M. BREEDLOVE, 102.7 acres John MARSHALL survey, $3000.00.

D.Y. REED and wife to Higginbotham Bros. & Co., 69.3 acres, J.R. STEPHENS survey.  $960.00.

J.C. BUCKLER and wife to Mark CALLAWAY 320 acres, the N Ĺ of Section 21, H & T.C. Ry. Co. Survey.  $500.00.

S.R. BUCKMASTER and wife to Mrs. Emma WILLIAMS and husband, East 100 acres out of the South 320 of section 21 H & T C Ry Survey.  Certain valuable considerations.

J.W. SMITH and wife to W.S. STEPHENS and wife, 100 acres in S.E. part of Section 16 E. T.R.R. survey.  $1000.00.

Ace HICKMAN and wife to W.R. HICKMAN, Ĺ interest in 212.1 acres Section 17 E.T.R.R. Company survey and 45.8 acres Wr. DIXON survey.  $984.25.

D.C. BAILEY to Joe Elizabeth GRAY, et. al., minors by and through A.J. GRAY, guardian, part of Block 29, City of Comanche.  $2000.00.

W.J. GODFREY and wife to W.W. DURHAM, SW ľ of Section 13, E.T.R.R. Company survey, $3800.00.

W.W. DURHAM to J.A. FISHER, SW ľ of Section 13, E.T.R.R. Co. survey.  $2250.00.

Holdridge & Sons Install Fixtures; Open Meat Market

            The enterprising firm of Holdridge & Sons has recently opened a new meat market at their downtown store.  They have purchased and installed a modern Frigidaire case, which guarantees all meats being kept fresh and sanitary.  W.G. KIMBLE is employed by the firm in connection with the market.

            These boys invite your patronage when you need fresh and cured meats, as well as groceries.

Sophomores Organize

            The Sophomores had a class meeting Friday morning at a session of the class.  The following officers were elected:

Leland NABORS, President.

ElDora COONER, Vice-President.

Lenora FINKLESTINE, Sec-Treas.

Evelyn GOLIGHTLY, Reporter.

Merle TODD, Yell Leader.

            We selected as our colors pink and white, but we have not decided on our flower.  We hope to be a very successful class the following year.  Our aim is loyalty to D.H.S. in every way.  We are very fortunate to have as our sponsor, Miss LUSK and we know she will make us a very good one.

Rook Club

            Mrs. Frank SNEAD entertained the rook club Wednesday, September 18, at the home of her mother, Mrs. T.P. WEAVER.  There were five tables of rook and high score was won by Mrs. Harold WILLIAMS.

            A brief business meeting was held during which Mrs. H. HAMPTON was elected president to succeed Mrs. F. NABORS, resigned.  Refreshments were served to the members and the following guests:  Mesdames Oscar COZBY, W.S. WILLIAMS, B.W. AYERS, J.A. MOHON, Will WEAVER, W.W. GREGORY, B.J. PITTMAN, MARSHBANKS and Allie SNEAD of Dublin.

            The club meets next with Mrs. Harold WILLIAMS on October 10. 

Bridge Club

            On Sept. 17, the Bridge Club met with Mrs. W.H. SMITH.  Guests were received by Lurline, Mrs. SMITHís charming little daughter who ably assisted her mother throughout the afternoon.  There were four tables of bridge.

            Refreshments were served members present and the following guests:  Mesdames SHUMAN, LOWE, Loy HILL, ROSS, STOCKMAN, HASKINS, KEITH, WEAVER and W.H. WILLIAMS.

            Mrs. KEITH won high score. 


Mrs. Josephine CUMMINS of Madill, Okla., is here visiting her sister, Mrs. G.B. JOHNSON.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan ROSS Sunday, September 15, a nine pound boy.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. McCARTY were here this week, guests in the home of their daughter, Mrs. C.L. KINCHEN.

Mrs. R.L. WREN of San Angelo, formerly Miss Kathrine HARVEY, was here for a short visit with home folks this week.

Mrs. M.S. CARTER, who has been visiting her son, Ben, at Hillsboro the past week, returned home Sunday.  Misses Alice CARTER and Lottie and Dollie PAINE went down to accompany her home.  Mrs. J.N. COLLIER of Whitney, also accompanied them home for a visit.

New Hope News

Mr. Cliff LOCK visited his brother, Mr. Walton LOCK of Harmony Sunday.

Mrs. Terrill PITTS was carried to Gorman Tuesday of last week and was operated on for appendicitis.  She has been doing nicely and she is expected home the last of the week.

Miss Alice TERRY has been suffering for several days.  She was carried to Dallas Monday to undergo the treatment of a specialist.

Mrs. Murray SIDES spent part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Ivan ROSS of Round Grove.  Mrs. ROSS had a big ten pound boy.

Oliver Springs

Mr. Debbs ECHOLS happened to little but painful accident Thursday while cranking a Ford car.  It kicked him on the wrist, thereby fracturing one of the main bones.

This community was well represented in the Free Will working given to Mr. Erby MAUNEY Monday and Tuesday.  Friends and neighbors gathered his cotton crop of almost 3 bales, he having just recovered from [rest of sentence was omitted].

S.L. CANTWELL and sons expect to leave for Austin soon to harvest the pecan crop on the farm of his mother.


Rev. T.N. CARTER preached Sunday morning and evening.  He also accepted the call for pastor every fourth Sunday.

The Rose Bud Class met at Mr. and Mrs. Ed MILLERís Sunday and recited the lesson as Hazel MILLER, one of the pupils, canít be present.  She has been in ill health for most of three years.  The class gave her a shower Sunday.  The twenty-ninth of this month is her birthday.  Letís remember her.

Robinson Springs school has organized a Literary Society, meeting and rendering a program each Friday afternoon.

Louis B. MOORE of Desdemona is spending the week at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim DYSON.

Edwin and Gladys BROWN of Breckenridge visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edd MILLER Sunday.

Rex KEE and family of Breckenridge visited with Mr. Dick KEE Sunday.

John BRUMBELOW has moved his family to Eliasville.  They visited relatives here last week.


Uncle Dick DAVENPORT of Goree is visiting with W.A. LINDLEY and family this week.  Mr. DAVENPORT lived in this community for more than twenty-five years and numbers his friends by the hundreds.

John CARR and family of Dublin spent Sunday with his brothers, R.S. CARR, Jr. and O.S. CARR of this community.

Mrs. R.M. REDWINE Ed HOBBY [sic] celebrated her fifty-ninth birthday with her son, Earl and family last Sunday, Sept. 29.  A splendid dinner consisting of roast, chicken dressing, cakes, pies and other appetizing foods were prepared by Mrs. Earl REDWINE.  Others of the family were present and the friends of Mother REDWINE wish for her many more happy birthdays.

The Jakehamon boys and girls basketball teams played the teams of Alameda school last Friday, winning both games.  Raymond LINDLEY is captain for the boys and Lillian ROBBINS is captain of the girlís team.

J.L. HIGHES and family have moved back to their farm, having lived at Glen Rose for the past year.  Their children have entered school here.  Their many friends welcome them back.

C.M. JOHNSON and family of Wayland and Thomas TERRY and family of Cisco visited with S.A. JOHNSON and family Sunday.  It was a kind of reunion of kinspeople at Mr. JOHNSONís home Sunday.

John BROWN, an old timer of this place, now living at Goree, visited W.N. KOONCE and other friends in this community last week.  Mrs. Gus BROWN is the youngest daughter of Mr. KOONCE.

B.O. KOONCE and S.A. JOHNSON have each purchased new cars, each of which were the closed type.  Mr. JOHNSON got a Chevrolet and Mr. KOONCE a Chrysler.

G.E. RILEY and W.A. LINDLEY have each purchased new pianos.  Much interest has been shown in music at this place this year.  A singing school was taught in the summer and Miss RAY has a large class of piano pupils at the school building, a piano having been purchased for the school some time ago.


Misses Elzie KINNARD and Lorence CROCKETT, who are students in Tarleton College, Stephenville, this year, spent the week end with their home folks.

Miss Doris DOGGETT returned Sunday from a visit with her sister, Mrs. B.O. BRYERLY and family at Sudan.

Miss Doris DOGGETT has been elected to fill the vacancy in the Trinity School faculty, caused by the resignation of Miss Finis COOK, who recently became the bride of Mr. LINDLEY of Lubbock.

Henry WALDEN of Roch died Sunday afternoon.  Rev. GOSS, pastor of the Baptist Church of Dublin conducted the funeral services on Monday afternoon and burial was held in the Hanson cemetery.

W.P. PULLEY of Cisco visited his son, W.E. PULLEY and family.

M.H. ROSS and family, who have been living during this year at the Shook Filling Station have moved to De Leon.


©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.