The De Leon Free Press


DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, June 3, 1932


Summer School Opened June First with 16 Pupils

            Supt E.H. BOULTER and Prof. W. Z. COMPTON, are engaged in teaching a summer school for the benefit of pupils who failed in their examinations at the end of the regular term or for pupils who did not fail but for one reason or another wish to take summer work.  The classes began June 1st and will continue for six weeks, six days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The classes are made up of fifteen high school pupils and one grammar school pupil, the later having failed arithmetic.


Moved to Tyler

            Mrs. H.J. ASHWORTH and children left Monday morning for Tyler to make their future home, after living in De Leon twelve or fifteen years.  Mrs. ASHWORTH will have charge of a rooming house there.


Trinity Honor Roll - Seventh Month

First Grade:  Nell SMITH, Junior MEDFORD, Joyce DAWKINS.

Second Grade:  Virginia SMITH, S.T. DAWKINS, June Lee CLEMENTS.

Third Grade:  Cullen STROTHER, Walter DAWKINS, Louise DAWKINS, Wayne SMITH, Madge NOWLIN.

Fourth Grade:  Martha ADAIR, George BINGHAM.

Fifth Grade:  Ileta EADS, Sara ADAIR.

Sixth Grade:  Dale SINGLETON.

Seventh Grade:  Doris BINGHAM, Revis SMITH, Merle HUDDLESTON.

Trinity Honor Roll - Honor Roll for the Year

First Grade:  Neil SMITH, Junior MEDFORD, Joyce DAWKINS.

Second Grade:  Virginia SMITH, Glen NOWLIN, S.T. DAWKINS

Third Grade:  Walter DAWKINS, Louise DAWKINS, Wayne SMITH, Madge NOWLIN.

Fourth Grade:  Martha ADAIR.

Fifth Grade:  Sara ADAIR.

Sixth Grade:  Dale SINGLETON.

Seventh Grade:  Revis SMITH, Doris BINGHAM.


Miss Gussie Insall Entertains in Honor of Miss Loyce Rogers

            Miss Gussie INSALL entertained at bridge at her home Tuesday evening this week, honoring Miss Loyce ROGERS, who is just home from Heidenheimer, where she taught last year.  Five tables were arranged for twenty players, some of whom were from out of town.  High score for the evening went to Miss Eda LINSLEY, of Eastland.  Ice cream and angel food cake was served at a late hour to the following:  Misses Loyce ROGERS, Launa FRETWELL, Macie BOSWELL, Willie Mae JETTON, Ruth HOWE and Wilda DRAGOO, Margaret HART, Eda LINSLEY of Eastland, Dorothy OUTLAW, Ranger.  Mesdames Sam IVERSON, Joe ASHBY, and Odell GRIMSHAW.  Messrs. Taylor DABNEY, Earl ROGERS, Eddie VALENTA, Frederick SCHMIDT, C.G. MORTON, Sam IVERSON, Sam JOHNSON, Jack GOODWIN, Ranger.


Dale Howard and Miss Oma Humphrey Married Wednesday

            At a private church wedding at the First Baptist church in Stephenville Wednesday afternoon, June 1, Dale HOWARD, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar HOWARD, was married to Miss Oma Latrece HUMPHREY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. HUMPHREY, of Gustine.  Rev. W.H. ANDREWS, pastor, officiated.  The wedding occurred at five o’clock.

            The young couple will make their home at Stephenville this summer where he is taking some advance work at John Tarleton College.  Next winter they will teach at Oliver Springs where he is employed as principal and she as intermediate teacher.  Their marriage is the culmination of a college romance, both being graduates of John Tarleton.


Hurn – Van Zandt

            The Free Press has learned of the marriage of Mr. Curtis VAN ZANDT, a son of Mr. and Mrs. K.M. VAN ZANDT, to Miss Mary Hazel HURN, of Clarendon.  The marriage occurred at Clarendon, Texas, on Wednesday, June first.  Announcements have been received by friends here of the event.  No details of the wedding are known to the Free Press editor.

            Mr. VAN ZANDT has taught two years at Post high school, teaching Vocational Agriculture.  He has been re-elected there for the coming school year.


Card of Thanks

            We wish to take this method of expressing our deepest appreciation for all the acts of kindness and every word of sympathy in our recent loss of our dear mother.  We shall always remember you with the greatest affection.  – Mr. and Mrs. J.N. BOSWELL, Mrs. Lillie BALDWIN, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. SLAUGHTER, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. SLAUGHTER, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. SLAUGHTER.



Virgil CLAYTON has gone to New Castle where he has a position.

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. WILSON and children were guest Wednesday of her mother, Mrs. Emma COONER.

Miss Grace BARTON of Fort Worth is guest of her sister, Mrs. Autry SELF.

Mrs. Bernice PENNELL of Denton is guest of her mother, Mrs. S.T. TAYLOR.

Miss Jane PASS has returned home after having spent the past school year in Cisco.

Miss Christene JONES of Stephenville is visiting her sister, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. SHORT.

Merton BELL, State University student, is expected home the last of this week.

Fred ADCOCK, who has been working at Dallas for awhile, has returned home and will remain here.

Mrs. B.T. KIMBLE and small son of Childress are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHORT.

Miss Mary Louise GRIZZELLE is in San Antonio where she is taking a business course in Byrne College.

Mrs. J.A. CULPEPPER has returned from Roscoe where she has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jim CULPEPPER.

Mr. and Mrs. John D. HARVEY are visiting in the home of his aunt, Mrs. J.R. WOOD.

Mr. and Mrs. Weldon DOSSETT of San Angelo are guests in the home of her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Jess DYER.

Little Miss Peggy Jean COUNTS is in Rising Star this week guest in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Nick HIGGINBOTHAM.

Miss Evelyn KINCHEN, who is attending John Tarleton College at Stephenville, is guest this week of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. KINCHEN.

Taylor DABNEY has returned home from Stillwater Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma A. & M. College the past year. 

Jack DONOHUE is expected home this week from Kingsville where he attended the Agriculture and Industrial College the past school year.

Mrs. T.J. HOLMSLEY, of Paducah, and Miss Zoe ALLEN of Abilene, sister of Dr. A.M. ALLEN, were here recently for a visit in his home.

Albert, Russell and Sarah Joe MORRISON, children of Mrs. Lorena MORRISON, are leaving this week for Billings, Oklahoma, to spend the summer months there.

Fred HARMON is home from State University where he finished his Junior year.  Next September he will enter the law school for a three year course.

Mr. and Mrs. C.O. BRAGG, who have taught the past two or three years at Dimmett, in the panhandle country, are here visiting his mother, Mrs. W.L. GREER.

Lloyd HALBROOKS, who has been employed to teach in De Leon schools the coming year and drive the Pounds truck, has entered school at John Tarleton College for the summer months.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald SHANDS are moving from Stamford to Cisco where he has a position.  Mrs. SHANDS has been a guest the past two months in the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.L. MOORE.

Mrs. Homer RHODES of Henderson is guest in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. JENKINS.  Mrs. RHODES has accepted a position as teacher in the Brooks schools for next school year.  She will enter John Tarleton College at Stephenville for the summer term of school.  Mr. RHODES now has a position at Brooks.

Miss Lila SHORT has again accepted a position as teacher in the Estellen schools for the sixth consecutive year.  Miss SHORT is in Kansas City, guest of friends this month.  She is expected here the first of July to spend the summer visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John SHORT.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade MELTON of Houston are guests of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. H.H. INZER.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry MORING and son, Joseph, are leaving this week for Lubbock where they will attend Tech College this summer.

John PETERS was here from Littlefield the past week visiting his brothers, Jonah and Dan PETERS and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. H.D. PIERSON and daughter, Miss Jane and Miss Dorothy COOK, spent the week end in Fort Worth, guest of her sister, Mrs. J.C. WILSON.


Robinson Springs by Miss La Joyce Macon

Sunday School attendance was low Sunday due to the hard rain Saturday night, making the roads almost impassable.

Miss Mildred MILLER left Sunday for Stephenville where she will attend school this summer.

Rex DANIELS of New Hope is spending the week with his uncle, Mr. Earl DANIELS.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry MORING are making preparations to leave for Lubbock this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt HARRIS are the proud parents of a baby girl born May 23.  Her name is Nina Beth.


Jakehamon by O.H. Moore

The largest rains of recent years have fallen in this part with considerable damage to fields and roads.  In many places the water ran over the graveled highway in this community washing out the surface and damaging the roadbed in many places.

The river rose higher from the rains of Saturday night than it had from previous rains and for nearly one day cars could not cross.

Information of the serious illness of Mrs. Price BRAZELL was wired to relatives and friends of this community last Monday Morning.  Mrs. BRAZELL is a sister of Chas., Tom and W.A. LINDLEY, all of this place.  More recent information is to the effect that little or no hope is held out for her recovery.  Friends of the family extend their sympathy to the relations and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey WYNN and Roy STOWE of Gladewater are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. C.H. WYNN.

Miss Mildred McKINNEY was on the sick list last week but is up now.

Miss Novis LINDLEY is away this week attending her aunt in northern Oklahoma who has been seriously ill for several days.

W.D. PARKER was on the sick list last week but is up and at his work now.

In a number of fields, lakes of water of considerable size are standing since the rains.  In one deep sandy field, the water had accumulated to such depths that some boys went in swimming.  It has been many years since this condition has obtained in this country.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. GUTHERY, who have been sick for the past several months, are improving.


St. Joe by Pauline Ray

Miss Florence SADBERRY entertained the young people with a 42 party Saturday night.

Miss Jamie GREENWALDT, who has been teaching at Portales, New Mexico, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis GREENWALDT and family here.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy GREENWALDT of Burburnett visited the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis GREENWALDT recently.

Most of the ladies here are busy canning berries, beans, peas and other fruits and vegetables this week.

C.G. MORTON, who has been teaching at Kokomo the past two years, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. MORTON.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. OTWELL and family visited Mr. and Mrs. M. OTWELL and children of Oliver Springs Sunday.

Misses Bernice and Adelle McKELVEY have a dinner for the young people at their home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil McKELVEY of Olden were guests of J.F. McKELVEY and family Sunday.


Beattie by Weldon Andress

Still it rains, two rains in the last week and the farmers were already behind with our work.  Working in our crops from one to three days in each week is not getting us anywhere.  June the first finds us badly behind with a great deal of our crops yet unplanted.  Soon the weather will be getting hot and our hair will be getting kinky.  And what will we do?

J.W. GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. SANDERS, J.H. WELCH and J.A. LAND went to Mills county Friday to attend the burial services of the Rev. Haid GREEN who died Thursday afternoon.  Rev. GREEN formerly lived in this community and has done pastoral work in the Congregational Methodist churches throughout this county for many years.

Alonzo BINGHAM of De Leon was visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. BINGHAM Sunday.

A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Coy NELSON May 26th.  Its name is Bettie Lou.

We are sorry to have to report Uncle Billie BINGHAM and Miss Vera KELLEY on the sick list this week.


Highland-Round Grove by Walter Rippetoe  (From Last Week)

Harold Ross, the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. ROSS, is better at this writing.

We are sorry to report that Mrs. R.D. ROSS (Grandma) is not doing very well now.

Ed RIPPETOE is improving after three weeks confined to his bed with his old skin trouble.

Geo. M. HOOD and family spent Tuesday in Breckenridge and Mrs. HOOD’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. McGRIFF returned home with them.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CORBELL and J.L. THIEBAUD were in Fort Worth last week where Mrs. CORBELL received medical treatment for skin trouble.



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