Elimination Tests Held to Determine League Winners
De Leon school children are entering the
various events in the Inter-scholastic League contest
this year, the County Meet to be held at Comanche on
March 24 and 25. Supt. E.H. BOULTER of De Leon schools
is Director General of the Meet and has announced a list
of winners in the De Leon preliminary tests, held at the
Baptist church last Tuesday evening, as listed at the
foot of this article. A complete program for the meet
will be found in this issue of the Free Press:
North Ward-Junior Girls
1st place: Addie Mae CHRISTOPHER
2nd place: Frances DUKE
3rd place: Ethel GUY
South Ward Sub-Junior Girls
1st place: Mary Jo IRVIN
2nd place: Polly TERRILL
3rd place: Gene MORTON
North Ward-Sub-junior Boys
1st place: Bruce TERRILL
2nd place: Billy CARRUTH
3rd place: Jimmy SCHMIDT
North Ward Junior Girls
1st place: Ruby Jo CRAVER
2nd place: Veima DENDY
3rd place: Hazel WARE
South Ward Junior Girls
1st place: Daphne SHOOK
2nd place: Anita WALLACE
3rd place: Ruby Lee PELL
North Ward Junior Boys
1st place: Bennie STEVENS
2nd place: Billy LIVINGSTON
3rd place: Custar RAMPLEY
South Ward Junior Boys
1st place: Robert COOK
2nd place: Fred RICHMOND
3rd place: Rex CARNES
High School Senior Girls
1st place: Doris MORTON
2nd place: Edna JETTON
3rd place: Clara Mae MATHISON
High School Senior Boys
1st place: Peyton WEAVER
2nd place: Garvice CLAXTON
The Junior boys and girls of the high school
will have their elimination at a later date.
This Baby Girl Has Six Grandmothers Living
Last week the Free Press carried a story
about the baby of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. LOWE having three
grandmothers living in De Leon and the editor surmised
that no other baby could beat that record. But the
story had scarcely got cold before the writer learned
better. Baby Dava Ruth DICKEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd DICKEY, of Comyn, has six grandmothers living and
four of them live in or near De Leon.
The grandmothers are Mrs. T.W. DICKEY and
Mrs. Dave HENDERSON, De Leon. Great-grandmothers are
Mrs. W.A. DICKEY, Comyn; Mrs. M.A. CHILDERS, De Leon;
Mrs. DICKEY of Oklahoma and Mrs. ARD, of Quintaque, Tex.
Now what enterprising baby could beat that
Untimely Death of Miss Irene Brown Last Friday
Miss Irene BROWN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J.R. BROWN of De Leon, Route 1, died at the home of her
parents at 9 o’clock on Friday, March 10, 1933. She had
been ill for more than three weeks, influenza and cold
developing into pneumonia and she was desperately ill
for several days prior to her death. Many friends of
the girl and of her family came to the home during her
illness to offer their assistance and sympathy. She had
a host of friends both a Victor where she had taught,
here in De Leon and in the immediate community where she
lived. Expressions of sorrow and sadness have been
heard wherever the news of her death has gone.
The BROWN family moved here from Haskell
county some twelve years ago and have made their home
near De Leon since then. Miss Irene finished the
schools of the county and went to John Tarleton College
where she secured a teacher’s certificate. She taught
three years, all or part of this service being in the
Victor school. The family resided about three miles
north of town at the time of her death.
Miss Irene was born on November 22, 1906 and
died March 10th, 1933, being 27 years of age.
She united with the Methodist church when she was 22,
and during the intervening years had been loyal and
faithful to her vows, her influence being wholesome,
cheerful and inspiring. She was loyal to her home and
family, the light and joy of their lives. Their many
friends sympathize with them in her going.
The funeral and burial occurred at De Leon
cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with both the Methodist
and Baptist pastors, Revs. C.C. HENSON and David
PHILLIPS having charge. A short service was held at the
Those from out of town attending the funeral
service were Mr. and Mrs. H.S. McCRUM and baby,
Brownwood; B.M. JENKINS of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Inez
Beattie Woman Died
Frances Virginia JONES was born July 22,
1847 and died March 13, 1933, being 85 years, 8 months
and 9 days old at her death. She was born near
Montgomery, Alabama, and moved with her parents to
Jasper county, Mississippi in 1861 and was married to
T.M. HADDOX in the latter part of the 60’s. Six
children were born to them, four boys and two girls.
Three boys died in infancy and three survived. T.M.
HADDOX died January 9, 1881 in Wind PARISH, Louisiana.
She moved to Texaas the year of 1882 and remained the
rest of her life. She is survived by her three
children, Mrs. E.E. HORTON near Comanche, R.F. HADDOX in
the Beattie community, Mrs. E.B. WHITFORD of Erath,
Texas, fourteen grand children and eleven great grand
children. On October 10, 1886, she was married to E.C.
COFFEE. He died about 1905. She joined the Methodist
church when she was a child. In her latter days she
held to the Primitive Baptist faith. –Contributed.
Daughter of Former De Leon Woman Queen Amarillo Stock
Miss Frances MAYHUGH, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R.P. MAYHUGH, of Plainview, was honored by the
Board of Directors of the Amarillo Fat Stock Show, being
selected as queen and was crowned at a colorful “Rainbow
Pageant,” amid regal pomp and splendor. “Queen Frances”
was accompanied by Princess Lucy Beth WEBSTER and by
Miss Wanda Gayle COVINGTON as Maid of Honor. The event
was a feature of opening day of the Amarillo Fat Stock
Show on March 6th. “Queen Frances” was
crowned by Gene HOWE, editor and owner of the Amarillo
Globe-News. Princesses from twenty-five Panhandle towns
took part in the coronation ceremony and attended the
brilliant ball given in the Queen’s honor.
Miss MAYHUGH is the eldest daughter of the
former Miss Wyna PATTERSON and is a granddaughter of
Mrs. C.W. PATTERSON of this city.
Honor Roll – Fourth Six Weeks
Seniors: Susan SCHMIDT, Pat NARRY, Iris WALTRIP
Juniors: Doris MORTON
Sophomores: Verda JOHNSON, Lillie Marie UNDERHILL,
Freshmen: C.L. MOHON, Mary BOSWELL, Eugena GENTRY,
Vance ROACH, Virginia SCOTT
First Grade: Richard MOHON, David RICE, Aaron SELF,
Bettye Joyce BOULTER, Larue CHAUSLER, Claire CLARK,
Jimmie Lois HAFFORD, Jaunita HEATH, Bettie LOWRY, Helen
Alice NEWTON, Billie Jean PRESTON, Joanna SMITH, Evelyn
KENNEDY, Mary Jo ELY, bob GOLDEN, John Robert ADCOCK,
A.C. GRIMES, William MORRIS, Billie Marie HARRIS,
Dorothy Louise MAUNEY, Edward OTWELL, William WEATHERS,
Billy Joe McCRUM, Lucile RIPPETOE, H.L. HUDSON
Second Grade: Billie GREENHAW, Alida Mae HARRIS, Elda
Jean SIMMONS, Bettie Alice WHITTLE, Mary Jo IRVIN,
Gloria Jean LOUDERMILK, Gene MORTON, Polly TERRILL,
Geraldine JAYE, Marylene SMITH, Felton CRAWFORD, Ralph
KEA, Jim SLAUGHTER, Doyle ELY, Imogene CRADDOCK, Marilyn
Third Grade: Jack HARRIS, Eldon TERRILL, Derwin NABORS,
C.J. HARDING, Valton LEUALLEN, buster DENDY, Charles
ANDERSON, Dorothy GLOVER, Alice EOFF, Merna V. FULLER,
Zelda BUCHAN, Mary Jack RICE, Donna Fae WALL, C.C.
Fourth Grade: Bruce TERRILL, Harry STRICKLAND, Ruth
Elaine BOSWELL, Mary Francis ELLIS, Harwell DONAHUE,
Louise HOLLEMAN, Addie Sue PITTMAN, Lela DENDY,
Elizabeth MORELAND, Willie Mae WISDOM, Floyd ELY, Jimmie
Fifth Grade: Felicia Rea BOULTER, Mary Frances CARRUTH,
Ina Louise MILLER, Edith Mae ROGAN, Mary Ruth SALTER,
June TERRILL, Darleen VAN ZANDT.
Sixth Grade: Jose Beth ALLEN, Talma RICE, Elaine SCOTT,
Helen WALL, Billy LIVINGSTON, Louise PIERCE, Margaret
PARSON, Hazel WARE.
Seventh Grade: Aubry SLAUGHTER, Mae ROBBINS, Delta Ree
HOLDRIDGE, Dora Laura PEEVY, Lucile WALTRIP, Flora
JONES, M.B. NELSON, Jr., Zada DAVIS, Rex CARNES.
Joined De Leon Baptist Church 42 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. HAMMETT, who recently
returned to De Leon from several years absence at
Desdemona and Ranger, will occupy a new home on the
highway which crosses the Barker estate before very
long, it is stated. They were residents of De Leon for
many years before leaving here some ten years ago.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. HAMMETT united with
the De Leon Baptist church and in the course of a short
talk Mr. HAMMETT stated that it was 42 years ago since
he first5 united with the De Leon church. Their many De
Leon friends are glad to welcome them back home.
Round Grove Folks to Have Big Drive on Rabbits March 23
March 23rd has been set as the day for the
big rabbit drive in the Round Grove community. Each
year these enterprising people have conducted rabbit
drives, usually killing upwards of 300, but the supply
this year is as plentiful as ever, or more so, according
to Ernest RIPPETOE, who authorized this story.
Mr. RIPPETOE asked the Free Press to extend
a cordial invitation to all hunters to come and join in
the drive south toward the highway to noon. At noon a
big dinner will be served free to the hunters at Round
Grove church. In the afternoon the hunters will drive
toward the north. Everybody who likes good sport come
and join in the drive.
Judge White Married First Couple, is Now “The Marrying
Judge WHITE, Justice of the Peace in the De
Leon Precinct, has embarked on his career as the
“marrying Justice.” He was inducted into office on
January 1st and on March 12th
performed his first marriage ceremony. “It is easy as
can be,” Judge WHITE says. All that is required is to
follow a legal form furnished for his guidance, in which
the vows of loyalty toward each other are taken by the
contracting parties. Then they are declared man and
wife. A civil marriage service does not require a
prayer. In Catholic countries both civil and church
services are required of those of Catholic faith.
The parties united by Judge WHITE were Mr.
C.H. FILES and Miss Stella GAINS, both of Gorman, Rt.
1. They were accompanied to De Leon by Mr. and Mrs.
Hulet SHORT who witnessed the ceremony.
List of Students Who Graduate Here This Year
Supt. E.H. BOULTER announced that 38
candidates for graduation from the local High School in
May are as now listed, of which 11 are boys and 27
girls. The list follows:
Alexander ALLEN, Marene BOOTH, Doyle BROWNLEE, Ava DUKE,
Jessie JONES, Sarah M. JETTON, Dorothy HARRISON, Agnes
HOLMES, Wenonah HUMPHREY, Marjorie MORRIS, Robbie Jean
MILLER, Myrl MOHON, Geraldine MORRIS, Dorothy McGINNIS,
Frances NARRY, Buel SNEAD, Eugene ROGERS, Charles
ROGERS, Maxine PEAK, Clara NABORS, Nell NABORS, Pat
NARRY, Susan SCHMIDT, Jaunita UPSHAW, Bernard VAN ZANDT,
Iris WALTRIP, Peyton WEAVER,
Doris WHITE, Aline SMITH, Edna DAWKINS, Mourene MULL,
Annis BOSWELL, Ardis BOWMAN, Hadley GRAHAM, Vauneda
PETERS, Lucian MORRIS, Sherrod MERRICK, Margie GRISHAM
J.T. Ross had Light Stroke Paralysis Thursday Noon;
Just after returning thanks at the dinner
table Thursday at noon, J.T. ROSS suffered a light
stroke of paralysis and was critically ill for several
hours. He has rallied from the attack and is now much
Mrs. Spencer Hostess
Mrs. Joe ASHBY was winner of high score in
Contract when the Bridge Club met Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Audrey SPENCER.
As the members and guests entered each was
given a Shamrock souvenir. The St. Patrick motif of
green and white was further carried out in decorations,
talleys and refreshments.
Those present were Mmes: Jeff TATE, J.G.
CAYCE, S.G. PARKS, E.E. DABNEY, E.L. LOCKE, John WEAVER,
Henry Grady SHARP, Dewey DANIELL, Everett HANSFORD, W.T.
HARRIS, and Miss Evelyn COX.
John Youngs’ Family Gather at His Home for Birthday
The children of John YOUNG assembled at his
home Sunday, March 12 and assisted him to properly and
enjoyably observe his 67th birthday. All the
children and grandchildren were present and spent the
day happily under the paternal roof, a great feast being
spread at noon-time. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Carl YOUNG, Longview; Mr. and Mrs. B.E. BELEYU and
children, Proctor; Mr. and Mrs. F.L. MORRIS and sons, De
Leon; Mrs. Henry PATE and children, De Leon; Aunt Julia
WILLIAMS and Mr. and Mrs. J.T. YOUNG and sons, Numa and
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to
our many good friends and neighbors who were so faithful
and loyal to us during the recent illness and at the
time of the death of our precious daughter and sister.
Your every word of sympathy and act of kindness will
remain with us a cherished memory. We are grateful for
the flowers which expressed so beautifully your love for
her. May the kind Providence who watches over us all
abundantly bless you all.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. BROWN
Mrs. A.J. BROWN
Miss Myrtle BROWN
by Pauline Ray
Farmers are busy planting corn this week.
This community was saddened by the death of Miss Irene
BROWN last Friday morning. Miss BROWN had been
seriously ill for three weeks and it seemed death was a
relief from much suffering. The funeral was conducted
at her home and Rev. C.C. HENSON and Rev. David PHILLIPS
of De Leon had charge. Her body was then taken to De
Leon for burial. Those from a distance attending the
funeral were: Rev. M. JACKSON of Ft. Worth, Mr. and
Mrs. Smith McCRUM and baby of Brownwood and Mrs. Inez
HAWKINS of Sweetwater.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude OTWELL of Ebenezer visited Mr. O.F.
BLOYD Sunday. Mr. BLOYD has been ill but is now
Mr. and Mrs. Sim WEST, Mr. and Mrs. Claude OTWELL and
family of New Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde NABORS and
children and Mr. and Mrs. M. OTWELL and family of Oliver
Springs visited Mrs. J.A. and MR. and Mrs. J.R. OTWELL
Misses La Faye MACON and Ruth KIMBROUGH of Ralls visited
the former’s aunt, Mrs. W.B. RAY and family, last
Wednesday and Thursday.
Friends and neighbors of Mr. John MAXWELL met at his
home Friday and worked for him. Mr. MAXWELL has been
ill for some time, but is now slowly improving.
Mrs. Bob DYSON of De Leon visited her daughter, Mrs.
Jess MORRIS and family Tuesday.
Mr. C.G. MORTON of Kokomo spent the week-end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. MORTON.
by O.H. Moore
Raymond LINDLEY has recently built a large barn on his
farm near this place.
Darrel GUTHREY celebrated his eighth birthday Sunday
with a party of his friends. Cake and lemonade was
served to the eighteen children present. All report a
very enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS and daughter, Miss Gwendollin,
and Misses Zora BAKER and Erica WHITWORTH were luncheon
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam PRICE and family of the
Robinson Springs community Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar HUFFMAN of the Lone Star Plant
visited Mr. and Mrs. Alva HUFFMAN and family at Ranger
Miss Evelyn LANE gave the young folks a party at her
home Saturday night which was enjoyed by a large number.
Rev. W.M. LINDLEY of Eastland is visiting his children
in this community this week and visited the school
Monday morning where he made a most appreciated talk to
the student body in chapel exercises. Brother LINDLEY
lived about De Leon and this place for many years having
come to this section forty-eight years ago and is
probably known by more people than is common to one man.
Bonnie MOORE has been on the sick list this week.
J.W. HONEYCUTT has been in bed sick most of this week.
by Mrs. Anna Wilson
Several from here attended the funeral services of Miss
Irene BROWN in De Leon Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. BROWN
made their home here several years ago. Friends here
are in deep sympathy with them.
Mr. Fred SHAVER and C.C. MILLER had some of their farm
fenced the past week end, the road hands doing the work
Mr. and Mrs. Sid BRUMBELOW of Round Grove visited here
Wednesday and reported their Aunt Bean not doing well.
She is suffering from rheumatism in her feet.
Mrs. Clide EOFF, Mrs. Erah WALDROP of DeLeon, Mrs. P.
KEITH of Hiland visited their mother Wednesday.
Mrs. M. MAHAN has moved to her farm here from De Leon.
We are glad to have Mrs. MAHAN and son Ernest back home
Mrs. H.A. JOHNSON is suffering with a badly sprained
Mr. C. YOUNG visited here the past week and said his
wife and sister, Mrs. Sam BAYS, are both some better.
Mrs. W.T. WILSON happened to a painful accident. In
picking up a large stick of wood from the floor to place
on the fire, the stick fell in a manner to throw her to
the floor and she fell on the fire irons and bruised her
hip and leg to her ankle. Mrs. WILSON will be
eighty-one in April. She is very well and strong for
We are glad to learn Arnold GARDNER is out of danger
after a severe spell of sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. JOHNSON and children have moved to
Hillsborough where Mr. JOHNSON has employment.
Mrs. Jim BLANKENSHIP had word that her son John, out at
Munday, has been hurt in a car wreck and was in the
hospital not doing very well.
by Miss Iris Warren
Mr. and Mrs. C.C. SETZLER and children and Mrs. Orlena
SMITH visited Beal SETZLER and family at Robinson
Springs Sunday afternoon.
Rev. NEWTON of De Leon preached at this place Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland PERRY and Mr. and Mrs. John DOMINY
visited Miss Modess DOMINY and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar SCOTT
at Chaney Sunday afternoon.
Ed GREGORY and Anice HILL were in Dublin Sunday where
Mr. GREGORY is taking treatment for rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie ATCHISON and children visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie WATSON at Leon Saturday
Mr. Paul B. TATE, Longview, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. TATE,
Big Spring, Mr. and Mrs. Carl YOUNG, Longview, Miss Anna
Mae TATE, Roby, Miss Alma Nell TATE, Stephenville, spent
the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W.
A little son, John Franklin CHUPP, was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh CHUPP Wednesday, March 15. The little one
weighs 10 pounds and he and his mother are doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Adrion BALLARD were in Lubbock the first of
this week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rollie BALLARD and Mr.
and Mrs. Bud TIMMS.
Mrs. C.V. SINGLETON received an announcement from her
sister, Mrs. T.J. NIPPS and Rev. NIPPS, announcing the
arrival of Dorothy Jean. Mrs. NIPPS is a sister of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Clerence AISHMAN and daughter, Frances, of
Wink, were here last week visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.H.
STRINGFELLOW and Mrs. L.N. POWELL, who is a grandmother
of Mrs. AISHMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray TOLAND have gone back to
Stephenville after visiting the past six weeks with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. TOLAND. Mr. TOLAND has the
position as assistant manager of a new Piggly Wiggly
store in that city.
Rev. and Mrs. David M. PHILLIPS, Mrs. Essie DODSON and
Miss Nell Roy DODSON returned home Wednesday from Ennis,
where they visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.J.
KEEL. Mrs. KEEL has recently undergone an eye operation
for the removal of a cataract. She is Mrs. DODSON’s
Mrs. Oscar HOWARD and daughter, Miss Virginia, returned
home Wednesday from a four days visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W.B. SMITH in Lubbock and relatives in
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