De Leon Girls Now in Hollywood; Win in Beauty Contest
Mrs. E.L. HOUK, formerly Miss Georgia BOWEN
of this city, entered a Cosmetician Style Show in
Hollywood recently, and won first honors. She won on a
new style of hair dressing which her sister, Mrs. Fred
NABORS, did for her. The new hair dressing style is
destined to become the vogue throughout the nation
soon. Mrs. Fred NABORS also entered the contest and
received fifth award. She undoubtedly would have
classed higher but she refused to have her long hair cut
and dressed by her sister, Mrs. HAUK, as the latter
wanted to dress it. However, as a result of her entry,
she has been given a contract by a cosmetician in
Hollywood. Both of these young women received their
beauty culture training under Mrs. H.G. GILLOCK here.
They are working as beauticians in Hollywood and Los
Son Follows in Footsteps of His Father – “Joins Up”
In 1898, when the Spanish-American War broke
out, C.S. DRY, De Leon Route 5, then a considerably
younger man than he is now, left home and answered the
call of the colors, to fight the Spanish in Cuba.
Probably Mr. DRY has never boasted of his war record and
experiences to his children, but at any rate he has not
made service with Uncle Sam appear unattractive
evidently, for his son, Maurice Shepard DRY, is now a
member of the United States Navy.
Young DRY enlisted in Fort Worth on March 23rd
and was sent immediately to the United States Naval Base
at San Diego, Calif., where he will get his recruit
training extending over a period of twelve weeks, then
to be assigned to duty one of the ships in Uncle Sam’s
big fleet. Or, he might be selected for further
specialized training in some line. DRY enlisted for
Hafford and Harmon are New Commissioners
City election drew nominal amount of
interest Tuesday when Hollie HAFFORD, G.H. HARMON and
W.L. GREER were in the race for two places on the City
Commission. Mr. HAFFORD received a total of 204 votes,
Mr. HARMON 141 and Mr. GREER 99. The two highest were
The City of De Leon elects two Commissioners
one year and a Mayor and one Commissioner the next. The
coming April Mayor DANIEL and Com. STOVALL’s terms will
Mother of A.C. Schuman Ill Here
Mrs. Louise SCHUMAN, mother of A.C. SCHUMAN,
is seriously ill at her home in De Leon. She became ill
at her home recently at Priddy and Mr. SCHUMAN brought
her to De Leon where she could receive special nursing
and be under the care of local physicians. Mrs. SCHUMAN
is 64 years of age. She has suffered from diabetes for
twelve years. Her six sons and three daughters have
been here at her bedside. They are, Will, San Angelo;
F.C., Amarillo; A.D., F.D. and Albert, Priddy; and Mrs.
SCHWARTZ, Comanche; Mrs. MEYER and KOHLER, Priddy. Mrs.
SCHUMAN was reported as being much improved Thursday.
Big “Café” Sign and Service Given in Proportion
One of the biggest things in town, speaking
of signs, is the designation C.C. BLANTON has painted on
top his new Café, located at the north end of Texas
Street “on two highways.” Mr. and Mrs. BLANTON opened
their new Café last Sunday and their plan is to operate
continuously. Night traffic on the highway brings
considerable business. But they cater to town trade
also. The long experience these people have had in the
Café business plus a neat and clean place, spick and
span, everything brand new, should bring them good
Married Tuesday Night
On Tuesday night Mr. E. BARKER and Miss
Gladys Mae TOLAR were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony at the Baptist Pastorium by Rev. David M.
PHILLIPS. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Glen
MORTON and Miss Virginia TOLAR, sister of the bride.
Mrs. BARKER is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A.L. TOLAR, and Mr. BARKER a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G.
BARKER. Both are well known and popular in their circle
and many good wishes are extended them.
Mrs. Jeff Tate Hostess
Husbands of members of the Bridge Club were
honored guests Tuesday night when Mrs. Jeff TATE
entertained the Club at her home. High score for the
evening went to Mrs. Herbert WEAVER for the ladies and
Mr. E.E. GENTRY for the men.
A delicious course was served to the
following: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey DANIELL, H.G. TERRILL,
S.A. DUKE, Henry Grady SHARP, E.E. GENTRY, W.H. SMITH,
Jose ASHBY, John WEAVER, Herbert WEAVER, and Mrs. S.G.
PARKS, Mrs. E.E. DABNEY and Mrs. W.H. CLARK.
Mrs. John WEAVER will entertain the Club
April 18th at the home of Mrs. Will WEAVER,
with a night party for the members and husbands.
The regular meeting of the Rook Club was
with Mrs. J.F. DONOHUE at her pretty home in Humphrey
Addition, on Friday, March 31. The hostess used cut
flowers profusely in the decoration of her home and had
arranged six tables for the twenty-four members and
guests. High score for the afternoon went to Mrs. John
WEAVER. Refreshments served at the end of the social
hour consisted of Angel Food cake, jello salad and
orangeade. Members present were: Mesdames O.M. BUCHAN,
LIGHTFOOT, JETTON, C.H. SHARP, Jack PRICE, Walter
CRAWFORD, John NABORS, Wayne BELL, R.D. BELL, S.R.
UPSHAW, Sr., S.R. UPSHAW, Jr., Miss Gussie INSALL;
Guests, Mesdames J.H. and Edmund GRIZZELLE, A.M. ALLEN,
Lee BARTON, W.B. IRVIN, W.P. WEAVER, Whaley SMITH, Jeff
PEAK, APPLEBY, W.H. CLARK, John WEAVER.
Just a Mere Bridge Club
Miss Madge IRVIN entertained for club members and guests
at Mrs. Will IRVINS’ home Wednesday night April 4.
Decorations and table appointments carried out the
spring motif. High score for the evening was won by
Mrs. Riley WORTHY.
Contract bridge was in full force until ten
p.m., then refreshments were served to the following:
Willie Mae JETTON, Blanche HANSFORD, Allene WEAVER,
Madge CASEY, Launa FRETWELL, Mrs. Will IRVIN, Hazel
HUDDLESTON, Chrystene AYERS, Imogene MAYO, Mary Louise
GRIZZELLE and Mrs. Riley WORTHY. A short visit among
the group which lasted until about 10:15 was enjoyed by
Mrs. S.H. GRIZZELLE is Honored at Birthday
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. GRIZZELLE gave a surprise
dinner Sunday, April 2nd in honor of his
mother, Mrs. S.H. GRIZZELLE’s 85th birthday.
Those present were her daughters, Mrs. E.E. BOHANAN,
Mrs. S.H. GREENHILL, two grand-children, Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer BOHANAN, Dallas, Mrs. B.B. SPRUANCE and son Ben,
Arlington, and Mrs. A.G. GORIN, Austin. Mr. and Mrs.
J.H. GRIZZELLE, Miss Mary Louise and Adrion GRIZZELLE.
Card of Thanks
We want to thank everyone that has helped us so much
since our barn burned. Hoping none of you will ever
have such bad luck. We thank you all.
Mr. and Mrs. Lon SMITH.
Free Press Editor and family have received
an announcement of the marriage of his niece, Miss
Eloise STEPHENS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff STEPHENS
of Tahoka, to Mr. William JENNINGS of San Antonio and El
Paso. The wedding occurred a week ago in San Angelo
where the bride has been living for the past year and
where she is employed. Miss STEPHENS has not lived a De
Leon, but her parents, Jeff STEPHENS and Miss Linda
SCOTT, sister of the editor of this paper, were reared
here. Miss STEPHENS is also a niece of Mr. and Mrs. G.E.
MORTON. They will make their home in San Angelo.
Mrs. Lorena MORRISON of Tyler, was here Sunday visiting
Fred SCHMIDT went to Bartlett Wednesday to take a job as
linotype operator on the Bartlett Tribune.
Mrs. Alf SLOAN is spending a few days with relatives at
Rising Star this week.
Mrs. E.H. ROGERS has gone to Brownsville for a visit in
the home of her mother and other relatives who live in
the border city.
Mrs. S.W. WALKER and two children, late of Sayre, Okla.,
have come to make their home in De Leon with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. SMITH.
W.H. JETTON, who is employed at Breckenridge now, was
spending Sunday with his parents and friends here.
Dr. and Mrs. N.E. GREER of Lockney were here visiting
their parents, A.J. PATTERSON and W.L. GREER and
families this week. They were enroute home from Dallas
where they had attended a meeting of the American
Mrs. P.J. BURTON of Texon, is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. HAVIS and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Osco LANGSETH are the parents of a 9-pound
baby boy which arrived in their home March 28th.
All doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Boss CLEMENTS are the parents of a baby
girl which weighed nine pounds. The little one arrived
April 3rd and was named Joy Nell.
Rev. and Mrs. W.T. HAMOR and children of Winters, and
Rev. and Mrs. R.E. SMITH and sons and Rev. BOSWELL of
Waco, Paul CAMPBELL of Stephenville, Mr. and Mrs. S.R.
HAYNES of Comanche, Rev. and Mrs. RODEN, T.S. ROSS and
Mrs. Frank HODGES of Gorman, Rev. Huron POLNAC of
Abilene, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. RIDDLE, Alvin and Miss
Mattie Ruth RIDDLE and W.T. HENDERSON of Roscoe attended
the Home Coming here last Sunday.
by J.L. Bishop
Mrs. A.L. PIPER has gone to Carlsbad where she is
Carl WATSON of John Tarleton spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. Horace RIGGS of Abilene spent Sunday
with Mrs. RIGGS parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. GUNN.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. BLACKWELL and son, Wynfred,
spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Pete BLACKWELL.
Mr. Riley WARREN of De Leon spent Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WARREN.
Miss Vauneda PETERS of De Leon spent the week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan PETERS.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. MORRISON and family visited Mrs.
MORRISON’s mother of Comyn Sunday.
by Mrs. Anna Wilson
Mr. Caleb DECKU reports his brother, John, improving
after a severe spell of pneumonia.
Mrs. Lewis BRUMBELOW and children attended services
at Highland church Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie SHOEMAKER visited home folks at
by Miss LaVeda Macon
Mr. and Mrs. W. TAYLOR from Ft. Worth, were guests
of Mrs. TAYLOR’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Berry DIXON,
Roger and Wayne CHAMBERS and LaJoyce MACON from
Howard Payne College, were guests of their parents
Mr. and Mrs. Harry BLASSENGAME and children from
Prescott, Arizona, visited Mr. and Mrs. C.W.
BLASSENGAME last week.
Miss Hollis DYSON was a guest of her sister, Mrs.
Floyd MOORE of Desdemona Sunday.
Mrs. SMITH from Oliver Springs spent the past week
with her daughter< Mrs. F.G. TARRANCE.
For the next quarter the Intermediate B.Y.P.U. has
elected the following:
Gail SMITH, President
J.W. TARRANCE, Vice-President
Hollis DYSON, Secretary
Charlotte MILLER, Group Captain, No. 1
Alvin PRICE, Group Captain, No. 2
by O.H. Moore
Mrs. W.L. MOORE who has been seriously ill has shown
but little improvement and friends and relatives
have watched anxiously by her bedside. Mrs. E.L.
WALLER and family of Archer City and Mrs. W.P.
STURDIVANT of Albany, both daughters of Mrs. MOORE,
have come in and they with Mrs. E.F. JOINER and Mrs.
Earl LOWERY, have constantly attended their mother.
Several new students entered the school at this
place Monday morning, Dayne and Troy WALLER of
Archer City, sons of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. WALLER, who
are moving back to their farm in this community.
Also, the FISHER children who formerly lived in this
community but have recently moved back to the
Mountain School community and Charles CLARK, son of
C.M. CLARK, who will make his home temporarily with
Mrs. C.B. GUTHERY.
Mr. W.N. KOONCE was elected trustee of this school
at the election last Saturday. While Mr. KOONCE has
often asked that someone else be selected for the
place, his friends and neighbors draft him for this
community service. Few men have served their
community longer or more efficiently than Mr. KOONCE
has. He has served as trustee of the local school
for more than a quarter of a century, practically
ever since a school has been established since the
settlement of the country. His ability to handle
his own affairs is reflected in the school matters
for he gives the same painstaking interest to
community matters that he does to his personal
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. ADAMS and daughters, Misses Robbie
Lea and Emogene, were in Stephenville Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Z.L. KOONCE, Misses WINNEGAR, Evelyn
LANE, Maurine MOORE, Guandola BRAZELL and W.T.
WINNAGER attended the singing at Alameda Sunday and
report a good singing and good attendance.
Mr. Ray ROBBINS visited with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S.O. McKINNEY and family accompanied by
Kelton WINNEGAR spent Sunday visiting with friends
and relatives at Hasse and attended singing at that
Mrs. Estelle LINDLEY and Miss McKINNEY visited
Misses Lillian ROBBINS and Novis LINDLEY at
Misses Erica WHITWORTH and Lillian ROBBINS and
Allison BURTON, visited with Miss WHITWORTH’s
parents at Lingleville Sunday and attended church
there. They also attended the Baptist Sunday School
workers conference at Oak Dale Sunday afternoon
where Rev. BAYSE was the principal speaker. Others
who addressed the conference were: Rev. TIDWELL,
Thurber; Rev. CULPEPPER, Stephenville; Neal GERALD
and Dean DAVIS of Tarleton College and others.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. WALLER of Archer City are moving
back to this community and their children have
entered school here.
C.M. CLARK of Mineral Wells has moved back to this
community and has entered his son, Charles, in this
Mr. and Mrs. R.C. KOONCE were in Comanche Monday on
business. Mrs. KOONCE had enumerated the scholastic
census and found that there had been considerable
gain in the number over last year. Also, the
Mountain School reports a considerable gain in this
year’s scholastics over last year making a net
increase in scholastics for next year, more than had
Several from this community have been selected for
jury service, among them being Z.L. KOONCE and F.E.
by Walter Rippetoe
Mrs. A.L. BURNETT of Dublin spent the week end with
her daughter, Mrs. G.H. TREADWAY.
Mr. and Mrs. H.E. THIEBAUD, Mr. and Mrs. George M.
HOOD and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe BLANKENSHIP and
daughter, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Rome ALLEN
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