Boy, Page Ripley
Seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Coy NELSON,
Beattie folks, were married. Mr. NELSON bought a
wedding ring for his bride but lost it before the time
to place it on her hand. A few weeks ago he killed a
hog and fund the ring on one of the “little toes” of the
hog. The animal was not seven years old. The ring had
been lost about the place and had accidentally been
picked up on the small claw which grows on the back of a
pig’s foot and worn there, no one knows how long. You
can believe it or not! Boy, page Ripley.
This was No Saw-Fish, It was a Big Fresh Water Cat
Charles SCHNARE of Saw-Fish fame, came to
the Free Press office following a recent visit to the
Colorado and brought a big 11 ¾ pound yellow cat, just
to prove that not all fish stories are fables. This big
fish was pulled out of the river by Everett HANSFORD,
who was in the same party with Mr. SCHNARE, Emmett LOCKE
and Rodney CULPEPPER and the wives of all four, made up
the party. They fished near Lometa.
This was Good News
Mrs. Albert PIPER went to Sanitorium some
ten days ago as a tubercular patient. Remaining there a
week, she was discharged and brought home the good news
that she does not have Tb and only needed a good rest.
The PIPER family are “working people” and the neat,
well-equipped home indicates it. Her friends rejoice
with her that she is declared free from the dreaded
New Hope School Elects Teachers
The trustees of the New Hope school met and
elected teachers Saturday night. C.J. WALTON of
Stephenville was elected Principal and Miss Gertie DEAN
was elected Primary teacher.
Bought Farm Here
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence AISHMON, from Hobbs,
N.M., were here the past week visiting with numerous
relatives and friends. While here Mr. AISHMON purchased
88 acres of land from E.A. TERRILL, located in the
vicinity of Terrill Dairy. Mr. and Mrs. AISHMON have
resided at Hobbs for a number of years where he is
Fire Completely Destroyed Davis Grocery Tues.
The R.D. Davis Grocery was completely
destroyed by fire shortly after four o’clock last
Tuesday morning. The stock was a complete loss and the
building badly damaged. The firemen extinguished the
flames and prevented it spreading to other buildings.
The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. DAVIS carried
some insurance and Free Press understands the owner of
the building, B.E. HOWE, also carried insurance. Mr.
DAVIS has been out of town since the fire, in fact was
in Fort Worth when it occurred and the Free Press has
not learned of his plan to re-open.
De Leon firemen did a nice piece of work in
stopping the fire before it spread. Three lines of hose
were laid and two of these played on the building for
some 45 minutes, the other being held in reserve. This
was perhaps one of the most efficient jobs of saving
property the firemen have done in years.
De Leon Girl Honored
Stephenville, Texas, April 8 – Miss Evelyn KINCHEN of De
Leon has been named on the official senior list of John
Tarleton College for 1933, and is a candidate for
graduation in May.
Miss KINCHEN is president of the J.A.P.
Club, a member of the Comanche County Club, J. Thomas
Davis Debating Society, and the Aggettes.
Mrs. Mallonee Died Sat. at Home Here
Mrs. W.C. MALLONEE of this city passed away
at her home at 9:50 o’clock p.m. Saturday, April 8,
1933. She had been ill since last autumn with a heart
malady from which she was unable to recover. She was
carried to a prominent Sanitarium at Fort Worth a month
ago and was treated there but to no avail. She had been
desperately ill for some days prior to her passing.
Nora STUART was born in Bell county, Texas,
Sept., 11, 1880. She grew to womanhood there and at 16
years of age was converted and united with the Baptist
church. On October 5th, 1911 she was married
to W.C. MALLONEE and united with the Methodist church
with him. A son, Woodrow, was born to them. Two
step-sons, Alfred and Lonnie, survive her, together with
her husband and Woodrow. She had been married 21 years
Five sisters survive her also. They are
Mrs. Kate WHATLEY, Paducah, Texas; Mrs. Vada MONTGOMERY,
Dallas; Mrs. Estelle MACKEY, Dallas; Mrs. Mable CRAVEN,
Dallas; Mrs. Willie WALTKE, Los Angeles. The two
brothers are Preston STUART, Paducah and Raymond STUART,
Mrs. MALLONEE was a good wife and mother,
not only a mother to her own son but to the two
step-sons whom she had reared and who loved her as a
mother. She was a splendid neighbor and a true and
faithful Christian character. The influence of one so
good and true will live many years to lead, inspire and
bless those whose lives she touched as she journeyed
The funeral service was conducted by her
pastor, Rev. C.C. HENSON, at the Methodist church Sunday
afternoon at 3:30 where a great throng of sorrowing
relatives and friends had gathered. Interment was at De
This community was saddened last Friday at 6
p.m. over the death of Mrs. D.T. WILLIAMS, who before
her marriage was Miss Julia YOUNG.
Mrs. WILLIAMS was born in Walker County,
Ga., in 1853. She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.M.
YOUNG. She, with her parents, moved to Logan County,
Ark. in her early teen age and was later married to
David WILLIAMS. To this union was born one daughter,
Leona. The family moved to De Leon in the year of 1893.
They lost their daughter, Leona, by death in 1894 and
Mr. WILLIAMS died in 1922. Since the death, Aunt Jule,
as she was lovingly known, has continuously made her
home with her brother, Mr. and Mrs. John T. YOUNG, and
in this home she was much loved, especially by the small
children, whom she tenderly loved and often called to
her bedside till the last.
Aunt Jule was converted in early age and
united with the Missionary Baptist church. She was a
charter member of the St. Joe church where she lived a
devoted Christian life, never missing a service only
when providentially hindered. Aunt Jule was taken ill
on Wed., March 22nd and died Friday, April 7th,
having suffered intensely from a heart attack and
paralysis. She bore her pain with much patience. Her
loved ones were constantly at her bedside, where they
did all they could to relieve her suffering.
The funeral was conducted by her pastor,
Rev. Walter MARTIN and Rev. David M. PHILLIPS after
which her body was laid away in the De Leon cemetery
amid a large crowd of relatives and friends. There were
many pretty flowers. Those of her brothers and sisters
left to mourn her going are: J.T. YOUNG, Mrs. M.R.
HOWARD, Mrs. J.E. SELF, De Leon; Mrs. Lon WOMACK and
Miss Margie YOUNG, Elk City, Okla. and a number of
nieces and nephews. Those from out of town who attended
the funeral were Mrs. Lon WOMACK and daughter, Miss Lila
George LIVELY and Arphus YOUNG of Elk City, Okla., Cecil
NELSON, Waco; Rev. and Mrs. A.D. WILLIAMS and Rev. .F.
WILLIAMS, Anson and her nephew, Thurman COGBURN of
Gorman who tenderly cared for the body. Her nephews
were Pall bearers.
We shall miss her, but we bow in humble
submission to the One who doeth all things well, and to
Mary Nell and Sonny Boy who constantly are saying mother
is Aunt Jule asleep, yes she is “Asleep in Jesus,
blessed sleep from which none ever wakes to weep.”
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our
good neighbors and friends for their kind ministrations
during our recent bereavement in the loss of wife and
mother. We especially wish to thank Dr. H.H. INZER for
his faithfulness and loyalty. The flowers were
expressive of your love for her and we appreciate them.
Your every expression of comfort and sympathy will
remain with us a cherished memory.
W.C. MALLONEE and Sons
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. CROW, of Irving, Texas, near
Dallas, were visiting with his brother, George CROW,
and wife here last week end. Their son, Hugh CROW,
lives at Austin now, they stated.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard HARDIN of Ft. Worth were week
end guests of his mother, Mrs. J.T. HARDIN and
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie BARKER left Monday for Las
Cruses, New Mexico, to make their future home.
A.H. YOUNG of Sweetwater is visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A.C. YOUNG.
Mrs. George F. NUNLEY, who lives at Seminole, Texas,
is here visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Clyde POPE, also visiting with relatives in Dallas
the past week.
Miss Evelyn GOLIGHTLY, T.C.U. student, is at home
for the Easter holidays.
Robert CLARK of Abilene was a recent visitor with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis CLARK.
Arch HANSFORD, Paul HOWELL and Charles LAWLESS went
to the Colorado Wednesday on a fishing trip.
Miss Virginia GREENWALDT, who has been at Walnut
Springs the past two months, has returned home.
Miss Grace SHORT, who has been teaching at Leon, has
returned home, her school term having expired.
Little Miss Jean GRAY of Artesia, N.M., daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H.M. GRAY, is visiting her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. GRAY and family. Her
mother is visiting relatives in Stephenville
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie BELYUE and children, Gene and
Harrold, of Proctor visited her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J.T. YOUNG last week end and attended the
funeral of their aunt, Mrs. D.T. WILLIAMS.
Miss Maggie STRINGFELLOW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W.H. STRINGFELLOW, is recovering from a broken arm
which she sustained while attempting to crank an
automobile at her home some days ago.
As an indication that times are improving, Clyde
POPE, former Free Press linotype operator, and Fred
SCHMIDT, also formerly employed by the Free Press,
each placed in good position in one week. Fred went
to Bartlett with the Tribune as linotype operator,
and Mr. POPE goes to Hebronville, Jim Hogg county,
as operator. Mrs. POPE will follow in a few weeks
and they will make their home there.
by Pauline Ray
Prof. W.Z. COMPTON, agriculture teacher of De Leon
High School, gave a lecture at St. Joe last Tuesday
nite on “How to Kill Rats” and also “How to Care for
Messrs. Henry CLAY and Lonnie FREEMAN, who have been
employed at McCamey for some time, are home for a
Mr. and Mrs. Don McCLELLAN and children of Putnam
are visiting their parents and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. T.J. McCLELLAN and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. VAUGHN
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. COVINGTON and baby of
Littlefield are visiting relatives and friends
here. Mrs. COVINGTON is the former Miss Clarice
Friends and neighbors of this community were
saddened last Friday when informed of the death of
Mrs. Dave WILLIAMS, better known as “Aunt Jule.”
Aunt Jule was a former resident of this immediate
community but since the death of her husband several
years ago, she had been making her home with her
brother, Mr. and Mrs. John YOUNG and family near De
Leon. Sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest RIPPETOE of Round Grove, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter RIPPETOE and children of Highland, Mr.
and Mrs. Homer HAFFORD and son Derroll of De Leon
and Miss Anice LOCK of New Hope, visited Mr. and
Mrs. W.B. RAY and Pauline Sunday and attended the
singing at St. Joe.
The singing at St. Joe Sunday afternoon was well
attended, quite a number of prominent singers being
present, however the singing was dismissed early in
order to attend the funeral services of Mrs. C.
MALLONEE at De Leon Methodist Church.
by Miss LaVeda Macon
Mrs. A.P. ANDERSON’s Father and sister of Oklahoma
are visiting in her home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. MORING and little son, Joe, spent the
week end in Huckaby.
Mrs. W.L. FINCHER underwent a painful operation on
her eye in a Ft. Worth hospital Monday. Those from
here who were there for the operation were Mesdames
Feltz TERRILL and T.T. CARNES, Woodly BUTLER of Roby
and E.W. THRASHER of Synder, Okla. A later report
stated that Mrs. FINCHER was resting.
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. ALLEN and little Miss Georgie Anne
were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.B.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns PENNELL of Stamford have moved
by O.H. Moore
Paul McGUIRE, young son of Mrs. Bertha McGUIRE,
happened to the painful misfortune to swallow a
nail. He has suffered no ill effects but has
experienced some uneasiness.
Miss Joyce LEWIS visited with her sisters, Mrs.
Ernest WHITE and Mrs. Leon STROUD at Ranger Sunday.
Hobson YOUNG is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A.C. YOUNG this week.
A group of Jakehamon singers sponsored by Miss Erica
WHITWORTH attended the singing at Lingleville Sunday
afternoon, going on Mr. RILEY’s truck. They left
after Sunday School and took lunch which was spread
as a picnic lunch and pictures were taken. The
class at this place was well represented and
rendered a number of special songs. The class
received the heartiest congratulations and was urged
to come back. A very enjoyable day was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. ADAMS visited with Mrs. ADAMS
mother, Mrs. R.L. GRIFFIN of Staff Sunday.
J.H. ADAMS, who is a field man for the Magnolia
Company, came near having a serious accident last
week in the course of his work. In the process of
operating a heavy hoisting engine at the Vaught No.
1, his clothing was caught in some way on the
shaft. Had it not been for the presence of mind,
Mr. ADAMS would have been seriously injured.
Mrs. W.L. MOORE, who has been critically ill for the
past several weeks, is improving and her many
friends hope for her to be well again soon.
Orbie WAYLAND, young son of Mr. and Mrs. V.C.
WAYLAND, had a painful accident this week. In
starting a fire with oil, for some reason the oil
ignited and exploded, burning the child, seriously
about the face.
Several have been doing the R.F.C. work on the
school grounds last week and other work will be done
soon. The work is under the direction of W.A.
LINDLEY and those that might be interested apply to
School mates and friends of Cecil OWENS regret to
have him out of school. Cecil was a most excellent
school boy. His ailment has been pronounced
tuberculosis and he will go to Carlsbad for special
by Mrs. Anna Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Alvis KIMMELL gave a musical
entertainment Friday evening. All present had a
Mrs. Clide EOFF of De Leon visited her mother, Mrs.
M. MAHAN Friday.
Miss Inez DICKER is ill with tonsillitis and has
missed several days of school the past week.
Several from here attended the funeral services of
Mrs. Julia WILLIAMS Saturday. She had many friends
here who regret to hear of her death.
W.F. WILSON is on the sick list at this writing.
The road hands are doing some work out our way which
was needed. Several met the past week and made the
road wider between the BAREFOOT farm and BLANKENSHIP
farm and the grader graded it up nice which was a
great help to all here and the school bus also.
by Mrs. Margaret Henslee
Mrs. A.B. HENSLEE and daughter, Catherene, were in
Ranger Thursday shopping.
Mrs. Mattie HENRY and her mother, Mrs. MENDENHALL,
visited sick friends at the Gorman Sanitarium
Thursday. They went from there to Ranger to shop.
Rev. CHAMBLISS, pastor of the Baptist Church, is
attending a study course at Caddo this week. He
will go from there to Parks, Tex., where he will
conduct a revival.
Mr. ABERNATHY of Gorman visited friends here
Thursday. He formerly lived here.
Misses Johnnie BUCHAN and Monette PONDER were in
Eastland Saturday shopping.
by Miss Iris Warren
Rev. NEWTON of De Leon preached at this place
Sunday. He was accompanied by his wife and son.
Mr. and Mrs. Beal SETZLER of Robinson Springs
visited C.C. SETZLER and family Sunday afternoon.
Miss Lavelle ECHOLS is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Richard BREEDLOVE of Comanche.
Mrs. Gilbert ORNSBY and daughter of Waco visited her
brother, John DOMINY, and family this week.
Uncle Gordon MILLER of Grandview is visiting Oren
MILLER this week.
This community was made sad last Wednesday by the
death of Miss Modess DOMINY who died at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Oscar SCOTT near Chaney. Miss
DOMINY had been sick several months. She had many
friends here who regret very much to hear of her
death. She formerly lived in this community and was
laid to rest in the Oliver Springs cemetery by the
side of her father, who preceded her in death some
ten months. Sympathy is extended the bereaved
family. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ben
CLEMENT, assisted by Rev. W.L. and H.F. SKAGGS.
by J.L. Bishop
Rev. J.L. ISBELL has returned home from Vass.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. CHAMPION and little daughter,
Jackie Nell, of De Leon spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J.P. YATES and family.
Miss Minnie LEE of Proctor spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. R.D. LEE and family.
Ewell LOUDERMILK of Brownwood spent the week end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. LOUDERMILK.
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