The De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, January 1, 1932


Store Changes Hands Here On New Years Day

            Morris NOVIT announces the sale of his stock of goods in this city to Mr. Nathan DAICHES, of Fort Worth.  Mr. and Mrs. DAICHES were here last week looking over the store and completing the details of the purchase.  They will reside in the first residence south from the telephone office, on Texas Street, and were expected to arrive with their household effects on Thursday.  They are experienced in merchandising, having lived in Fort Worth for many years and engaged in business there.

            As soon as Mr. and Mrs. DAICHES arrive they will commence invoicing and when this task is completed they will take charge of the store.  The elder Mr. NOVIT, of Dublin, will come here to assist in taking invoice.

            The people of De Leon welcome Mr. DAICHES and his wife to the city and trust that they may find conditions in De Leon pleasant and profitable.         


Johnny Walker is Dead from Pistol Wound

            Johnnie WALKER died on the streets of Dublin shortly after nine o’clock Thursday evening, December 24th, allegedly as result of a bullet wound in his breast.  Rex LIGHTFOOT was arrested, charged with the shooting and placed in jail at Stephenville.  WALKER is said to have died instantly, it being alleged that the bullet pierced his heart.  It is being reported that there were eye witnesses to the shooting.

            WALKER’s body was brought back to De Leon by Higginbotham Bros. & Co., undertakers and prepared for burial, the body remaining at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. WALKER, three miles west of this city, until Saturday afternoon, when the funeral was conducted by Rev. W.L. SKAGGS at De Leon cemetery, where burial took place.  A very large crowd attended the funeral.  WALKER was twenty-six years of age, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. WALKER and a brother of Bill WALKER of this city.  He was a former football star and played on teams at De Leon, Randolph College, Ranger and Tennessee Wesleyan, also at Texas Christian University.

            LIGHTFOOT has been released on bond.  Unless a change of venue is taken, his trial will be held at Stephenville.


J.W. Echols

            John Washington ECHOLS was born Sept. 24, 1858, in Union County, Miss., died at Round Timbers, Baylor County, Nov. 23, 1931, at the age of 73 years one month and 29 days.  Interment was in Seymour cemetery, with funeral services conducted by Rev. J.R. BALCH, assisted by Rev. E.C. CARGIL and H.C. GORDON.

            Deceased was married in 1885 to Miss Mary Alice WOOD.  This union was blessed with seven children.  There were also two children by a former marriage.  Two of the seven children have gone on before.  These were Dudley ECHOLS, who died in 1920 and Mrs. G.C. GORDON, who died in 1917.

            The surviving children are:  W.M. and Charlie ECHOLS of Plainview; H.S. ECHOLS of De Leon; Elmer ECHOLS of Hog Creek; Lloyd ECHOLS of Seymour; Jim ECHOLS of Round Timbers; and Mrs. Willie SHAVER of Round Timbers.  There are 33 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Also one brother, Henry ECHOLS.  All of the children were present for the funeral.  His faithful wife and companion also survives him.

            Mr. ECHOLS had been in fairly good health for a man of his age until he was stricken with paralysis about 12 weeks ago.  He had grown worse since that time until his death.

            Deceased was a member of the Missionary Baptist church, and he lived a life above reproach.  He had lived in Baylor County for the past 25 or 30 years, and had a large number of friends here, who will miss him and mourn his departure.  Sincere sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved.  –Baylor County Banner.

            Mr. ECHOLS formerly lived in Comanche county, making his home on Copperas Creek, on the NUNNELLY farm, and he has many friends remaining in this section who will regret to hear of his passing.


A Sloan, 79, Died Suddenly of Heart Failure Wed.

            Alfred SLOAN, aged 79 years and four months, died suddenly at his home in the east part of the city, at 1:30 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 1931.  He ate the noonday meal with his family and was apparently in normal physical condition.  His death was without evidence of great suffering.  It was as though someone had called him and he went away, never to return again to the walks of men.

            Mr. SLOAN was born August 30, 1852, at Athens, Ala.  In 1879 he was married to Miss Mollie GRAY and to their union were born eight children.  One son, Alvis, died at the age of 26 and was buried at Comyn.  The seven surviving children are Mrs. R.L. NORTHCUTT, De Leon; Mrs. G.L. HAMILTON, De Leon; O.C. SLOAN, San Angelo; Alf SLOAN, De Leon; Mrs. Ben ELLIS, De Leon; Mrs. S.T. COUNTS, De Leon and Mrs. Nick HIGGINBOTHAM, Stephenville.

            Coming to Texas in 1896, Mr. SLOAN made his home in Erath county where he continued to reside until 1912, at which time he came here.  He engaged in farming and followed the occupation of a carpenter throughout his long life.

            Mr. SLOAN had been a Presbyterian for 42 years.  His membership was with the Presbyterian church at Comanche.  Rev. W.T. HENDERSON of Blankett, and Rev. Montie A. DAVIS conducted the funeral service at the Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the body was laid away at De Leon cemetery, beneath a bank of flowers, expressive of the love and high esteem of the hosts of relatives and friends.


Miss Lucy Mae Merritt Had Tonsil Operation

            Fort Worth, Texas – Miss Lucy Mae MERRITT, a junior at Texas Christian University, has returned this week to the campus.  She has been in Cook Memorial Hospital where she had a tonsil operation, and expects to remain in Jarvis Hall the remaining holiday period.  Miss MERRITT is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. MERRITT of De Leon, Texas.


Home Coming

            Christmas Day at Mrs. PATTERSON’s was a happy one.  With the exception of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. MAYHUGH and family of Plainview, Texas, it was a family reunion.

            A very pleasant surprise was the presence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert PATTERSON.  He had thought it would be impossible for him to get away but, at the last minute, found they could come for the day.  Robert and his wife were especially welcome as she had not been introduced to the family.  She was given a cordial welcome, and all found Robert as able to choose a wife as he is to drill an oil well and get production.  He is production superintendent of the Stanolind Oil Co. in east Texas.

            Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. W.C. BAGWELL and family and Mr. and Mrs. Evan BARKER and daughter of Breckenridge; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph PATTERSON and family of Stephenville; Mr. and Mrs. Robert PATTERSON, Longview, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. RICE and family, De Leon.


Echols Breaks Arm

            Harve ECHOLS suffered the misfortune of breaking his right arm last Monday morning.  He was cranking a Model T. FORD when the engine backfired, the crank striking his forearm, breaking both bones in his wrist.  He was brought to town and the wound set and he is recovering.


Child to Hospital Following Pneumonia

            Edmund, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris FARROW, was taken to Gorman Christmas Eve for an examination and possible operation following his partial recovery from pneumonia.  The child’s lungs had not been cleared, however, it was found an operation was not necessary and his recovery is expected soon.  Mr. and Mrs. FARROW live at Cottonwood in Callahan county where he teaches.  He is a graduate of De Leon schools.


De Leon Teacher Married on December 19th

            Lesta R. HIGGINBOTTOM, teacher in De Leon North Ward, and Miss Thelma Marie CREAGOR, were married in Stephenville on Saturday, December 19th, 1931.  Announcements are out in which it is learned the young couple will make their home at Gorman.  Mr. HIGGINBOTTOM resides near Gorman and drives the school truck bringing the children from the Liberty (Rucker) district to the De Leon school each day.

            Mrs. HIGGINBOTTOM is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. CREAGER, Mr. HIGGINBOTTOM a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. HIGGINBOTTOM and was reared near Gorman.  Both are most excellent young people and their many friends wish for them much happiness.


Whatley – Nelson

            Miss Arra Lee WHATLEY and Charles W. NELSON were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. J.M. STRICKLAND at his home here just before Christmas.  The young couple are prominent in the Beattie and Duster communities, being connected with prominent families there.  NELSON is a grandson of Rev. STRICKLAND.  He is engaged in the filling station business at Duster.  Mrs. NELSON is a teacher in the Duster school.

            Mr. and Mrs. NELSON will continue to make their home at Duster.  Their friends wish for them much happiness.


Anglin – Locke

            Friends are extending congratulations to Mr. Walton Alvis LOCKE and Miss Era ANGLIN, who were married at the home of Rev. and Mrs. A.F. NABORS in this city on Christmas Eve, at 1:00 o’clock p.m.  A number of relatives accompanied the young couple and witnessed the wedding ceremony.

            Young LOCKE is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. LOCKE and has resided at Beattie the past year.  Miss ANGLIN is a granddaughter of Rev. ANGLIN, pioneer Methodist minister of the Duster section.  The young couple will reside near Lamkin next year.


Hulsey – Kennedy

            A wedding of interest to their many friends was that of Miss Audie Lee HULSEY and Clarence A. KENNEDY.  These young people are residents of the Downing section, where they have been reared.  Mrs. KENNEDY is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tonk HULSEY, KENNEDY a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. KENNEDY, all of the Downing section.

            These popular young people are deserving of the best of good fortune and they are extended heartiest congratulations to them as they start life together.  Free Press understands they will continue to reside near Downing.


Loudermilk – Scott

            George H. LOUDERMILK and Miss Oma SCOTT, Downing young people, were married at the home of Rev. A.F. NABORS on Tuesday evening, December 22nd.  The young couple was accompanied to the home of the “marrying parson” by their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd BOYETT, who witnessed the ceremony.  The marriage vows were taken about 7:30 o’clock.

            The groom is a son of the late Hardy LOUDERMILK; the bride of Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT, all being of the Downing community.  This writer joins with their many friends in extending them congratulations and best wishes.


Kirk – Higginbottom

            The marriage of Miss Irma Ruth KIRK to Mr. Edgar Neal HIGGINBOTTOM, both of Gorman, occurred at Walters, Okla. On Wednesday, December 23rd, 1931.  The young couple drove to Oklahoma unattended and procured licenses to wed, taking the impressive vow  before County Judge Thos. HUFF of Cotton county, Okla.

            The young couple are well known and popular in Gorman, having  been reared there and were students together at Gorman high school.  Mrs. HIGGINBOTTAM, after finishing school at Gorman, studied at John Tarleton College and also at Texas Woman’s College, Fort Worth.  Mr. Higginbotham, teacher in De Leon school.


Morris – Hulsey

            Oren L. MORRIS and Miss Mattie HULSEY were married Wednesday, December 23rd, 1931 at Hamlin, Texas.

            Mrs. MORRIS is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. HULSEY of Spur.  She held the position as a nurse in the hospital at Comanche where she has a large number of friends which attests her popularity.

            Mr. MORRIS is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. V.L. MORRIS and has grown to manhood here, and is a worthy and deserving young man.  His many friends wish for him and Mrs. MORRIS much happiness.


Card of Thanks

            Little Delia Beth ROSS wishes to thank all her friends who voted for her in the Doll Contest at Weavers in which she won the first doll prize.


Card of Thanks

            We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during our bereavement.  Also for the beautiful floral gifts. G.W. REED and children and Mrs. H.A. FOSTER.


Card of Thanks

            We wish to thank the people of De Leon for the kindness shown us during the entire sickness and death of our dear husband and father.  It is our prayer that the richest blessings may come to each and every one. Mrs. H.J. ASHWORTH and Oleta and H.J. ASHWORTH, Jr.



Mr. and Mrs. Sam SHORT had the pleasure of having all their children at home for the holidays – Miss Lois from Liberty, near Houston, Miss Gladys from Stephenville, Miss Gertrude from Dumas, in the upper panhandle, Byron from State University, Austin, Mrs. Dorr McFARLAN (Phyllis), Austin, and Misses Marion and Grace, De Leon.

Misses Inez and Kempie HOGAN, formerly of Brady, Texas, are spending the holidays with their aunt, Mrs. W.J. PHELPS.  Their brother, Mr. Arthur HOGAN of Brady and father of Stephenville were also guests on Christmas day. 

John Carl HASKINS was here this week from S.M.U., Dallas, where he is a student.

Merton BELL was among the students at home from State U. for the holidays.

Cecil NELSON of Waco was guest Saturday of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.B. NELSON.

Mr. and Mrs. R.R. JONES have returned from visiting his parents in Brownwood.

Carl BRUMBELOW of Ranger was guest the past week of his mother, Mrs. Lewis BRUMBELOW and family.

Mrs. Laura WATSON of Breckenridge is guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dale BOSWELL.

Mr. and Mrs. W. CLARK and children of Ranger were guests last week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOWELL.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross B. JENKINS and son, Bobbie, of Trent and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie BURGESS and Billie of McCamey were holiday guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. JENKINS.

A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. John BURLESON at the Gorman Sanitarium Monday, Dec. 28th

Mr. and Mrs. John WEAVER and son, John Mack, were guests last week of her parent, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. McIVER at Hope, Ark.

Mrs. T.F. BUTLER is slowly recovering after having been very ill at Gorman hospital, the past week.  Mr. and Mrs. BUTLER lost a tiny baby by death Dec. 23rd.

Miss Lillah SHORT of Estalene visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHORT during the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. Dee BURLESON of Gorman were guests last weekend of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence MYERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert PATTERSON spent a few hours on Christmas Day guests for the first time since their marriage in the home of his mother, Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON.  They were married some months ago.

Prof. Foster RUCKER, who is an instructor in the Engineering school at Southern Methodist University, was home for the holidays with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. S.J. RUCKER.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert PARSONS of Big Springs, were here for Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. PARSONS.  Robert is braking for the T. & P. out of Big Spring.

Dale FARROW, who is attending school at John Tarleton College, was home for the holidays with his parents, on Rt. 2.

Miss Annie Mae TATE, of Houston, was spending Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John TATE and other relatives and friends.

Bill BROWN, of Woodson, was here this week visiting his mother, Aunt Fannie BROWN.

Doyle HOLLAND, who is employed with a pipe line company at Webster, Mass., came home Christmas Eve to spend a few days with his parents and friends.  Doyle is engineer on a boom tractor and has a good job.  He has been there several months.  He left Massachusetts Monday, stopped six hours in New York City and six hours at the home of his uncle at Dover, N.J., then reached home at 3:00 a.m. Thursday – pretty good driving.

Rev. Earl H. LIGHTFOOT is the newest subscriber to the Free Press.  His address is Lipscomb at Shaw, Ft. Worth, which is the location of the Hemphill Heights Methodist church, where he ministers.  In a letter to the Free Press, Earl states that there is a new heir in the LIGHTFOOT household, John Arch, born at the Methodist hospital November 4th.  The Free Press editor extends thanks for the nice letter and the check to cover subscription and wishes little Master John Arch, and all his family the happiest of New Years.

Harry HILL of Texarkana was a holiday guest of his mother, Mrs. Bob CARTER.  Young HILL was well impressed with his acquaintances among the young set in De Leon, he said.




            Last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 24th, Mr. Walter A. LOCKE and Miss Era ANGLING were quietly married at the home of Rev. Alfred NABORS of De Leon.  Mr. LOCKE is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walton LOCKE, well-known residents of Comanche county and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Author F. ANGLIN who have been living at Beattie for quite a number of years.  The couple were married by the same minister who married Mr. LOCKE’s parents long years ago.  They expect to make their home south of Comanche where Mr. LOCKE will farm next year.  Mrs. LOCKE graduated from high school here last spring.  Mr. LOCKE graduated here in 1929 and has been taking a business course through correspondence and farming at the same time.  Their old fellow students and their many other friends wish them long hears of happiness and joy.  Those witnessing the ceremony were Mrs. NABORS, the minister’s wife, Lois LOCKE, Mr. LOCKE’s sister and a friend, Zora ANDRESS.

            The wedding of Mr. LOCKE and Miss ANGLIN was not the only wedding of interest to Beattie people.  Charles NELSON of Beattie and Miss Arra WHATLEY of Duster were married at De Leon last Thursday, Rev. John STRICKLAND, Mr. NELSON’s grandfather, performing the ceremony.  Mr. NELSON is the son of Mr. S.L. NELSON, a prominent citizen of this community.  Miss WHATLEY is the daughter of Mr. Doss WHATLEY of Duster and is a teacher in the Duster school at present.  We understand that they will make their home near Duster.

Mr. and Mrs. John SMITH entertained a number of relatives at their home Christmas day.  Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. W.W. SMITH and family, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. KEITH Jr. and family, Oscar FISHER and family and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil HORTON.  Mr. and Mrs. Guy SMITH arrived late that afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Nile JAYNES are the proud parents of a son, born Dec. 23.  The youngster has been christened, Byard Dwan.  Mr. and Mrs. JAYNE’s home is in Wichita Falls, Texas but they are now at Mr. JAYNES’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry JAYNES.  Both are well-known here.

Emmitt MORGAN and Miss Sarah DRENNAN were in Eastland Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ben BASSETT; Mrs. BASSETT is Mr. MORGAN’s sister.

Mr. and Mrs. Dow WELCH have moved from Winert to this community where they will make their home next year.  They had been here only a short time when they were called to Fort Worth.  Mrs. WELCH’s brother had been killed there Thursday.

Plees BINGHAM, who has been living near Trinity, is planning to move to Beattie this week.


St. Joe

By Pauline RAY

J.F. McKELVEY has the pleasure of having all his children home Christmas Day.  Those being present were:  Mr. and Mrs. R.L. McKELVEY of Tulsa, Okla.; Claude McKELVEY of Commerce; Mr. and Mrs. Ray McKELVEY and baby of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil McKELVEY of Olden, Verle and Misses Bernice and Adille of De Leon.

Ralph DUKE of Merkel spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. DUKE.  He is also visiting relatives and friends in Dallas before returning to Merkel, where he has been teaching school for the past several years.

Mrs. Lou OTWELL, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. OTWELL and family attended their annual family Christmas dinner which was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude OTWELL of New Hope.  Some sixty relatives were present and enjoyed the many good eats of a real Christmas feast, one large table being prepared so dining could be served picnic style.  Everyone enjoyed the day very much.

Mrs. W.C. LOCK enjoyed having all of her children and grandchildren at home Christmas Day, with the exception of Mrs. R.A. COVINGTON, of Smithville.  Those from other places were:  Mr. and Mrs. Byron LOCK and family of New Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Adren LOCK and baby of Robinson Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Ode McADAMS and children of Concord and Mr. and Mrs. Claude PAIR and children of Rucker.

Little Miss Mary Nell PATE is on the sick list this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse MORRIS and family had as their guests Christmas Day:  Mr. and Mrs. Pete CAMPBELL of Texon, Mr. and Mrs. John DYSON and son of McCamey, Mr. and Mrs. Martin DYSON and children of Kilgore, Mr. and Mrs. Dave TERRILL and children, Mr. and Mrs. Bob DYSON, Bill WARREN, Ralph DYSON, Mr. and Mrs. Charley MORRIS and children, all of De Leon.  They day was a most happy one.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. Otho MORRIS of De Leon, visited their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. MORRIS Christmas Day.

Mr. and Mrs. John DYSON and son, Robby, of McCamey, Mr. and Mrs. Luther STEWART and children of Texon, Mr. and Mrs. Gene HARRIS and son Odelle, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell FREEMAN and baby and Henry Clay visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. FREEMAN over the Christmas holidays.

Mrs. T.F. BUTLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len MAYES, is seriously ill at Gorman.  Mrs. BUTLER was formerly Miss Opal MAY and a former student of the St. Joe school.  Her many friends and classmates are wishing her a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. M.E. DUKE gave a dinner in honor of their children and grandchildren at their home Sunday .

Mrs. Tom SMITH, a former resident of this community, is seriously ill of blood poison at Gorman.  Her many friends are hoping she is soon well again.

Misses Lou, Lovie O., Willie Mae and Susie Maude NANCE and Wade NANCE of New Hope; Mrs. J.C. PIERCE and children of De Leon visited their mother and grandmother, Mrs. J.A. OTWELL Monday.


Oliver Springs

By Mrs. Eunice BAIRD

Mrs. E.R. NABORS has returned to her home in San Antonio after spending the holidays with her father, Geo. REED.


Highland – Round Grove


            Here we come a new country heard from, Highland and Round Grove communities are (two in one) of the best brand, and are among best communities, if not the best, located seven and one half miles north east of De Leon and nine miles west of Dublin.  This community has been wonderfully blest this year with fine crops, altho the price is not what we would like, but what we need at home is worth just as much now as it was when the boom days were on, a few milch cows, a flock of laying hens, a brood sow, turkeys and raise feed for them and something for us to eat will bring any community on a cash basis.

            We have two Baptist churches in this community.  Services every third Saturday and Sunday at Highland , singing every third Sunday evening, also Bible study every Tuesday night.  We take the Bible and it alone, come learn with us or teach us.  At Round Grove we have church every second Saturday and Sunday also, singing second Sunday evening.  You are invited to attend these two churches.  You will receive a warm welcome.  We also meet every first and fourth Sunday night at Round Grove and have prayer meeting.  We take a chapter in the Bible and discuss it, so you see these communities put God First.

There was a purse of money, cans of home canned foods gathered up in this community and presented to Oss GARRISON of Bays community as a Christmas gift.  Mr. GARRISON is very low with cancer.

Mrs. R.D. ROSE, (Grandma) who has been sick, is able to be up again.

Mrs. S.A. RIPPETOE is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.T. DYSON of Stephenville.

Albert GEORGE and family of Roby, Texas, spent Christmas holidays with Mrs. GEORGE’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. GILDER.

Mrs. H.E. THIEBAUD had a very surprising Christmas by the arriving of her two brothers, John WILSON of Oklahoma City, whom she had never seen, and Baud WILSON of Exray, Texas, whom she had not seen for several years.

Moving day is at hand with the arrival of the new year.  Lee PITTMAN is moving near Alexander.  Jack MOODY of Huckaby is moving where Mr. PITTMAN moved from.  We welcome Mr. and Mrs. MOODY into our community.



By Helen PIPER

Miss Faith ELLIOTT, teacher of Downing school, is spending Christmas holidays at her home in Duster.

Mr. and Mrs. George (Pep) HULSEY of Fort Worth spent Christmas with Jack HULSEY and children.

Miss Helen PIPER was in Stephenville Sunday with her father, A.L. PIPER, who was taken to the sanitarium early Sunday morning.  She returned home Sunday night and her mother will stay with Mr. PIPER until he returns home.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie GUNN of Comanche, Mr. and Mrs. Horace RIGGS of Abilene, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McNUTT of Coleman, all spent Christmas holidays with Mrs. J.C. GUNN.

Willard HARDIN from Big Spring spent Christmas holidays with his sister, Mrs. Mattie LOUDERMILK.

Mr. and Mrs. Murray LOUDERMILK and Mr. and Mrs. Holder LOUDERMILK of Brownwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Houston LOUDERMILK of Fairview spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. W.H. LOUDERMILK.

Mr. and Mrs. D.B. PIPER, little daughter, Clara Alice and mother, Mrs. M.A. PIPER, have moved back to this community from Rye, Colorado.  They will make their home on A.L. PIPER’s place.

R.Q. LOUDERMILK of Laredo is spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Author LOUDERMILK.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McNUTT from Coleman are moving into this community.  Everyone welcomes Mr. and Mrs. McNUTT.

Miss Vauneda PETERS, who is attending De Leon school, spent Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.D. PETERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Grady COAN are moving into this community.  Everyone welcomes Mr. and Mrs. COAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard BASSETT and children are moving from this community.  Everyone sure regrets to see Mr. BASSETT move.  Mr. and Mrs. BASSETT’s children will be missed very much at our school.

D.B. PIPER and Mrs. M.A. PIPER were in Stephenville Sunday night to see Mr. PIPER’s brother and Mrs. M.A. PIPER’s son, A.L. PIPER who is in the sanitarium there.

Georgie LOUDERMILK has returned to his work in Winters.  He spent Christmas holidays with relatives in this community.


Robinson Springs

By Miss La Joyce MACON

Mr. and Mrs. Bill WILLIAMS and son of Oklahoma have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. J.C. WILLIAMS the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe WILLIAMS and small son, Joe Brooks of Haskell county visited Mr. and Mrs. J.C. WILLIAMS during the Christmas holidays.

Jess WILLIAMS of Harlengen, Texas visited his parents last week.  He brought a truckload of oranges which he sold in De Leon.

Mrs. L.W. BARKER of Huckaby is visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.E. BARKER this week.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. NORWOOD moved to the New Hope community.  We are very sorry to see this family move away.

Mr. and Mrs. YATES have moved into the house recently vacated by Mr. NORWOOD.  We welcome this family to our community.

Miss Cass DYSON of Stamford spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. DYSON.

A.J. CUMMINGS gave a Christmas dinner to his children.  Those present were as follows:  Mr. and Mrs. T.J. WILSON and family of Abilene, Mrs. Edd LOWRANCE and son and daughter of Hico, Mr. and Mrs. Abb TURNER and family of Dublin, Mrs. Buda CARSON of Abilene, Mr. Sam CUMMINGS of Abilene and Mr. and Mrs. Buck CUMMINGS and family of Desdemona.

Mrs. S.C. GOWAN and small son and Miss Mabel MACON, all of Dallas, spent last week in this community with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. MACON.

Henry STEWART and family of Downing spent Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. STEWART here.




Titus GUTHERY of west Texas visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. GUTHERY last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray BOBBINS of Santa Fe, New Mexico, visited last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS.  Mrs. Ray ROBBINS taught school at this place before her marriage and has a host of friends here who are always glad to see her.

Mrs. Aubrey WYNN and daughter are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.W. LAMINACK at Gorman this week.

Mrs. W.A. LANE gave a home coming and Christmas dinner for her children Christmas Day.  Mr. and Mrs. H.T. LANE of Olden, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. LANE of Desdemona, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. BROWN of Gorman, Mr. and Mrs. L.N. LANE of Desdemona were present.  Only Miss Audra LANE, a daughter, who lives at Longview could not be present.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. ADAMS and daughters, Misses Robbie Lea and Emogene, visited relatives and friends Christmas week at Wichita Falls, Electra and Chillicothe.  While there they visited the great-grandfather of Misses Robbie Lea and Emogene.  He is past eighty years old.

Mr. and Mrs. S.O. RILEY and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. W.A. RILEY of Kilgore spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. G.E. RILEY and family.

Mr. and Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS had as their guests during the Christmas holidays Mr. and Mrs. D.E. GUTHERY and daughter, Mary Inez, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BURROW of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Ragie ROBBINS of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. Munroe ROBBINS and children of Dallas.


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