The De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, December 26, 1930


100-Bbl. Oil Well Comes in Duster on Kirk Property

            Frank KIRK of Gorman drilled in a well which is believed to be good for 100 barrels daily on his own property, about one and a half miles southwest of Duster.  The well was drilled in last Saturday, responding to a shot with a pretty flow of "liquid gold."  It has been flowing by heads since the shot.

            Half a dozen wells have been drilled in the Duster vicinity within recent years seeking to tap the pool which geologists believe to exist in that section.  The Sloan wells are the nearest producers.  It is hoped the new well will open up a pool in that vicinity.  Leasing has been active out that way, and will doubtless be more so now that a real producer has been brought in.



            The marriage of Miss Rozelle SMITH to Mr. Johnnie BURLSON, occurred in this city at 3:00 o'clock last Sunday afternoon.  The couple met at Leon, a community between Gorman and Desdemona, where Miss SMITH has been teaching the past two or three years.  Their mutual friend, Rev. CLEM, from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Ft. Worth, spoke the words uniting them.  Only the family of the bride, and R.A. KEE and family were present to witness the ceremony.

            Miss SMITH is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff SMITH and has been reared to womanhood here in De Leon, finished the local school and attended school at Baylor College at Belton.

            Mr. BURLESON is a prosperous and popular young man of the Leon community, successful and deserving.  Both have many friends there, as well as in this city, who wish for them much happiness.


McCharen - Terry

            Miss Zadie McCHAREN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. McCHAREN, and Curtis TERRY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burl TERRY, are married.  The important transaction took place at the home of Rev. and Mrs. A.F. NABORS last Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, the Rev. NABORS officiating.  The vows were taken in the presence of relatives and friends who accompanied them.

            This young couple is among the most popular in this community, both being reared here and educated in De Leon schools.  Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes as they assume the relationship that binds them as one.


District Court Proceedings

            C.G. FOUST vs. C.G. SMITH and W.P. HAMMONS, suit on note, judgment for plantiff against W.P. HAMMONS, dismissed as to C.G. SMITH.

            M.D. WHEAT et al vs. Security State Bank of De Leon, continued upon agreement pending the outcome of the case in County Court.

            Anna NELSON et al vs W.B. DANIEL, partition, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

            Letha CLEMENTS vs. J.L. CLEMENTS, divorce, granted.

            Ola HOWARD vs. R.W. HOWARD, divorce granted.

            Ora C. BROWNLEE vs. R. BROWNLEE, divorce, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

            Lee BRYANT vs. Rena BRYANT, divorce continued for service.

            Mrs. Mae JOHNAGAN vs. L.A. JOHNAGAN, alimony, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

            Central Texas Produce Company vs. R.D. DAVIS, injunction, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.

            Vermont Marble Company vs. D.A. RICE, debt, continued by agreement.

            G.A. HOLLAND, Executor of the Estate of             J.L. JACKSON, deceased, vs. J.H. DOSS et al, judgment as per decree on file and of record.

            P.L. BURKS vs. O.C. CHAPLIN, specific performance of contract, dismissed at plaintiff's cost.



Friends of A.J. CUMMINS will be glad to hear that he is improved after a week's illness.

Miss Lucile McNEAL and Miss Fairest BLANKENSHIP of Dublin visited Mrs. Jim BLANKENSHIP the past week.

Mrs. Ed LAWRENCE and Miss Myrtle LAWRENCE returned to Hico last week after a brief visit here.



Paul TATE is home from A. & M. College for the holidays.

Misses Lillie and Lora SINGLETON, who are teaching at Rochester, are home for the holidays with their brother, Vance SINGLETON and wife.

Robert PATTERSON is here from Oklahoma for Christmas with his mother, Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON.

Mr. and Mrs. M.O. PITTMAN of Anson are here spending the Christmas holidays in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.R. HARVEY.

Mrs. Bessie WHITE and baby, Berldene, of Roscoe, are here for a visit in the home of her sister, Mrs. Adrian BALLARD and other relatives and friends.



A musical program was given at the home of Jesse L. HUGHES last Friday night, Mr. ABERNATHY, Mr. SEALS and Mrs. HUTCHINS furnishing the music.

School is dismissed this week for the holidays but will resume work on Monday morning, December 29.

Bonnie MOORE has been on the sick list this week.



Mr. and Mrs. W.D. GRAVES are spending the holidays with relatives in Bluffdale and Stephenville.

Mrs. G.C. GENTRY and children of Abilene spent part of last week with her brother, C.M. CARAWAY and family.

Rev. and Mrs. Harley HUGHES and family of Levelland are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. WATSON.

W.P. PULLEY, who formerly lived at Cisco, is here for an extended visit with his son, W.E. PULLEY and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Grover REID from a distant part of the state were here last week visiting with Mr. REID's sister, Mrs. Effie BARNES and family.

Ed THOMAS made a business trip to Ft. Worth one day last week.

Miss Maraglyn DONALDSON left Friday afternoon for her home in Fort Worth to spend the holidays.

C.W. MORRISON and family have moved from Comyn community to Downing.

J.R. BLANKENSHIP is moving this week from the Armstrong section of Comyn to the Robinson Springs community.  We are sorry to lose these families from our community.



2004,2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009,2010, 2011 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.