Duster Trustees Were Elected
Herman ECHOLS, trustee at the Duster school,
was re-elected in the recent trustee election, receiving
86 votes. George SCOTT was the newly elected trustee at
Duster. Mr. SCOTT received 39 votes.
Honor Roll 5th Six Weeks
Honor Roll High School
Seniors: Susan SCHMIDT, Pat NARRY, Dorothy
Juniors: Doris MORTON
Sophomores: Lillie Marie UNDERHILL, Chrystelle
Freshmen: C.L. MOHON, Virginia SCOTT, Vance
ROACH, Mary BOSWELL, Eugena GENTRY, Frances
Honor Roll Grammar School
First Grade: Richard MORRIS, David RICE, Aaron
SELF, Billie Bruce TURNER, Bettye Joyce BOULTER,
Larue CHANDLER, Dlaire CLARK, Jimmy Lois HAFFORD,
Jaunita HEATH, Betty LOWRY, Helen Alice NEWTON,
Billy Jean PRESTON, Joanna SMMITH, John Robert
ADCOCK, Bob GOLDEN, H.L. HUDSON, Durtis LEWALLEN,
Billy Joe McCRUM, William MORRIS, Edward OTWELL, A.C.
GRIMES, Billie Marie HARRIS, Dorothy Louise MAUNEY,
Lucille RIPPETOE, Mary Jo ELY.
Second Grade: Alida Mae HARRIS, Elda Jean SIMMONS,
Bettie Alice WHITTLE, Mary Jo IRVIN, Gloria Jean
LOUDERMILK, Gene MORTON, Marylene SMITH, Polly
TERRILL, Jack SPARKS, Geraldine JAYE, La Nelle ROSS,
Ralph KEA, Doyle ELY, Felton CRAWFORD, Imogene
CRADDOCK, Jim SLAUGHTER, Marilyn MARCHBANKS, H.J.
Third Grade: Zelda BUCHAN, Peggy Jean COUNTS, Mary
Jack RICE, Nonna Fae WALL, Harold CLARK, J.L.
CHANDLER, C.C. HENSON, Jr., Addie CHRISTOPHEN, Eldon
TERRILL, Valton LEUALLEN, Buster DENDY, Charles
ANDERSON, Alice EOFF, Ethel GUY, Dorothy GLOVER.
Fourth Grade: Gladys BAGWELL, Ruth Elaine BOSWELL,
Mary Frances ELLIS, Mary Jean NEWTON, Janet ROSS,
Harwell DONAHUE, Darwin HAMILTON, Harry STRICKLAND,
Bruce TERRILL, Elizabeth MORELAND, Willie Mae WISDOM,
Lela DENDY, Jimmie FANDLIN, Floyd ELY.
Fifth Grade: Felecia Rae BOULTER, Mary Frances
CARRUTH, Edith Mae ROGAN, Mary SALTER, June TERRILL,
Sixth Grade: Jossie Beth ALLEN, Iona Mae BAGWELL,
Wyna Ruth MORRIS, Ruby Lee PELL, Talma RICE, Elaine
SCOTT, Helen WALL, Margret PARSON, Hazel WARE,
Louise PIERCE, Billy LIVINGSTON.
Seventh Grade: Delta Ree HOLDRIDGE, Dora Laura
PEEVY, Lucille WALTRIP, Mae ROBBINS, Flora JONES,
Madge LIGHTFOOT, Jada DAVIS, M.B. NELSON, Jr.,
Bennie STEPHENS, William HAMLIN, Brooks RIPPETOE.
Trinity School Elects Teachers
The board of trustees of the Trinity school met Saturday
and elected the following teachers: O.H. MOORE for
principal and Miss El Dora COONER as Primary teacher.
Miss COONER is a student in
Randolph College at Cisco.
Robinson Springs Elects Teachers
The Robinson Springs board of trustees met
in a business session last Wednesday night and
re-elected their entire faculty except the second
intermediate teacher and the Home Economics teachers.
Because of the shortage of scholastics, there will be
only four teachers. Mr. Perry MORING will be the
superintendent, E.L. HOWARD principal and truck driver,
Hezzie DEAN, intermediate teacher and
truck driver. Primary teacher, Miss Mildred MILLER.
Former De Leon Pastor Died at Pecos Recently
has come to relatives here that Rev. Chas. WILLIAMS,
formerly of De Leon and Desdemona, had died suddenly
at his home in Pecos. Rev. WILLIAMS was a Methodist
minister and held a
pastorate at Pecos where he had been for several years.
He was here on a visit about a year ago. Rev. WILLAMS
was pastor of De Leon Methodist circuit in 1917. He was
related to the DAVIS and
WOODARD families here.
Mrs. Schuman is Much Improved and Will Return Home
and Mrs. A.C. SCHUMAN asked the Free Press to extend
their thanks to their De Leon friends for their
kindness shown during the recent severe illness of
Mr. SCHUMAN’s mother. The elder
Mrs. SCHUMAN had made remarkable recovery from her
serious illness here and plans to return home to Priddy,
probably this week end.
Girl Broke Arm
Miss Jewell SKAGGS, 14, daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. W.L. SKAGGS, suffered the misfortune to break her
arm and seriously injure blood vessels in the arm while
playing on a trolley near her home last
week. She was carried to Gorman and the injury set.
She is recovering.
House for Rent
The S.R. UPSHAW place, close to town, modern
conveniences, desirable neighborhood, 7 rooms, garage,
cow-lot, etc. $10 per month. – R.L. SCOTT
On Visit Here
J.L. HARRIS, father of Mrs. S.W. ROBERTS of
De Leon, is visiting with Mrs. ROBERTS of De Leon and
other relatives in the vicinity of De Leon. Mr. HARRIS
is hale and hearty at the age of 88 and possesses his
faculties to a remarkable degree. He now makes his home
at Weatherford from which place he drove his own car,
making the trip with as much speed as could be desired.
Mr. ROBERTS settled on a farm of 700 acres near
Breckenridge which he still owns. He bought the land in
an early day, stretching a tent as his first home, then
by his own labor grubbing out the mesquite and plowing
the land with ox teams. He spent two years in the hard
grind of the civil war and on one occasion was
pronounced dead but life returned and he lived over that
close call. Mr. ROBERTS is able to read some without
glasses and has a clear memory and converses in a free
and easy manner. He attributes his fine physical
condition to plenty the Easter gathering with Mrs.
ROBERTS, at the Sand Hill Church in the Trinity
Mrs. John Weaver Entertains
Mrs. John WEAVER was hostess to the members
of the Bridge Club and their husbands Tuesday night at
the home of Mrs. W.P. WEAVER.
The rooms were decorated with vases and
bowls of Sweet Peas, Blue Bonnets and roses.
At the conclusion of the games Mrs. W.H.
SMITH was winner of high score for the ladies and Mr.
S.A. DUKE for the men.
Refreshments of ice cream and angel food
cake were served to the following: Mr. and Mrs. E.E.
GENTRY, Dewey DANIELL, W.P. WEAVER, H.G. TERRILL, W.H.
SMITH, H.G. SHARP, Joe ASHBY, Riley WORTHY, Jeff TATE,
S.A. DUKE, Everett HANSFORD, and Mrs. Herbert WEAVER,
S.G. PARKS, E.E. DABNEY, W.H. CLARK and Miss Imogene
MAYO, Miss Mary Louise GRIZZELLE and Mr. Eddie VALENTA.
The Club will meet at Mrs. Joe ASHBY’s home
May 2nd at three o’clock.
Coats – Fann
Henry COATS and Mrs. Clara FANN were married Friday at
the home of Rev. A.F. NABORS. He spoke the word that
made them man and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. COATS have the best wishes of
their friends for much success and happiness.
Nichols – Frazier
The wedding of Miss Bonnie Belle NICHOLS to
Mr. N.T. FRAZIER, occurred in the County Clerk’s office
at Comanche at 10:30 Tuesday, April 18. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. W.L. SKAGGS, in the presence of
the County clerk HAYNES and W.L. SPENCER, of De Leon.
The young couple live at Duster.
Mr. FRAZIER is a son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E.
FRAZIER and was reared in the Duster community. Miss
NICHOLS formerly lived at Anson, being the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. NICHOLS of that place. She taught in
the Duster school the past year and made many friends
during the school year.
Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and
Mrs. FRAZIER left for some point down on the Colorado
river where they went fishing on their honeymoon trip.
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. HOWELL had the pleasure of having the
following children at home for Easter: Mr. and Mrs.
Willis CLARK and children of Ranger, Earl HOWELL of
Dallas, and Harry HOWELL of Cleburne, Mr. and Mrs. J.P.
HOWELL and son of De Leon.
Mrs. Clista DUNCAN has accepted a position as teacher in
the Flatwood school. This is a good four teacher school
near Eastland. Mrs. DUNCAN taught this school year at
Bowman and was again offered the school, if there are
two teachers to be employed. Owing to the shortage of
scholastics, she accepted the Flatwood school.
Mrs. R.F. BIGGAM and children, of Rotan, have been
visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.C. HODGES
and family the past week. They returned to Rotan
Mr. and Mrs. Cager CARNES, who live at Conroe, Texas,
are here on vacation, visiting in the home of his
father, Pat CARNES, and wife. They lived at Baytown,
having married there last September. He is employed by
the Humble Co. in field truck service.
Mrs. French ROBERSON and daughter, Emily Christine, of
Haskell, were guests last week of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W.E. LOWE.
Mrs. Josie BELL, R.D. and Wayne BELL and wives, and
Arden BELL and family of Stamford, all went to Mullen on
Easter Sunday and spent the day with Omar BELL and
family on their Colorado river ranch.
Miss Grace SHORT has been re-elected as teacher in the
Leon school for next year and has accepted the position.
L.L. LIGHTFOOT and his son, Arl, now of Snyder, Texas,
were here on business and visiting the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike BRUMBELOW and small daughter, Hannah
Lou, were in Dublin Sunday visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J.A. UNDERWOOD.
Miss Pansy MULLOY of Abilene, was a week-end guest of
her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Atlas PARSONS and son Ronald.
by Mrs. Margaret Henslee.
Mrs. Plummer ASHBURN drove to Rising Star Tuesday
evening to visit her mother. She will return
Miss Beryle GALLAGHER, who is a senior at C.I.A.,
returned home Friday for a visit through Easter.
Mr. Joe GIBSON, Jr., drove his mother, Mrs. J.J.
GIBSON, to Wichita Falls Tuesday.
Desdemona was well represented at the singing
convention Sunday evening. Those who attended
were: Mr. and Mrs. A.B. HENSLEE, Mrs. Mattie HENRY,
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. DAVIS, Mr. Alton BROWN and Mr.
WATTS. A lot more attended, but the reporter failed
to get the names.
Mr. William HOWELL, son of Rev. and Mrs. HOWELL, who
is attending school at Fort Worth, spent Easter with
his parents. Rev. HOWELL preached in Olden Easter
Sunday after conducting a short service here at 7
Mr. ASHLEY, of Eastland, spent the week end with his
wife, Mrs. Katherine McGowan ASHLEY. Mrs. ASHLEY is
finishing school here before joining her husband in
by O.H. Moore
W.A. LINDLEY and family visited his father and
family of Eastland Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BURROUGHS of Corsicana and
daughter, Nan-Ellen, visited with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O.S. ROBBINS this week end.
O.S. ROBBINS and Jim KOONCE have been engaged in
building a house on the S.H. BAKER farm near Comyn.
Mr. and Mrs. A.A. ANDERSON, Miss Ruby Lee HACKETT
and Mr. Eldridge PHILLIPS, Oleta HACKET and J.V.
HACKETT of Weatherford visited with Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar HUFFMAN Sunday.
Mr. D.R. FORD is reported to be doing well and
recovering from a major operation. He is in a
sanitarium in Dallas. His many friends hope for his
Mrs. Letta CHANDLER has been seriously ill with
Mr. and Mrs. A.A. ANDERSON accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
D.R. FORD to Dallas last week where Mr. FORD
remained for special treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. S.O. McKINNEY accompanied by Clyde
McKINNEY of Frankell, spent Sunday visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. Bob McKINNEY of Dublin and attending the
singing convention there.
Miss Lucile RILEY gave her room a surprise party
Monday and served ice cream to her entire room.
Misses WHITWORTH and Miss RILEY gave an Easter egg
hunt for the children of their rooms Friday
afternoon. A number of the patrons of the school
and several smaller children attended the hunt.
Miss Zora BAKER took her room on a picnic Friday
afternoon. They took lunch and enjoyed an outing
Mr. and Mrs. Leo LEWIS are rejoicing over the
arrival of a new boy at their home.
A number of young people went to Dublin Saturday
night to the singing convention and report a great
singing and an enjoyable time.
Next Sunday is the regular singing at this place and
everybody is invited to come out and sing with us.
All neighboring classes are requested to come and
all are asked to bring their books. We hope to have
a great singing.
Highland – Round Grove
by Walter Rippetoe
Mr. West NICHOLS, who has been in the Government
Hospital at Ft. Bryan, New Mexico, for the past
year, is home again.
Mrs. R.G. McGIFF of Breckenridge visited her
daughter, Mrs. George HOOD.
The Easter sand storm and wind whipped the gardens.
Some damage done but no frost to kill here.
Mr. W.T. WILSON is on the sick list this week.
Most everyone here went to the egg hunt at Mr. and
Mrs. Alvis KIMMELLS’ Sunday p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe FAIR were in Dublin on business
Monday. Mrs. FAIR has purchased several hundred
small turkeys and chickens from the hatchery there.
Mr. Sam CUMMINS of Abilene is spending the week here
with his brother, Mr. W. CUMMINS.
Mr. and Mrs. William TAYLOR of Ft. Worth, are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Berry DIXON.
An old hay rick was removed from the barn lot at the
home farm of J.E. WILSON last week. Seventy grown
rats were killed that had bedded under it. Mr. and
Mrs. WILSON slayed the number with sticks and brush.
by Miss Iris Warren
This week is the last week of our school. We have
had a very good school taught here this term, and we
appreciate the work Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD have done
with the manual training boys and Home Economic
girls, and also Miss BOSWELL with the little folks.
All three of the teachers have been employed to
teach next term.
Mrs. M. DOMINY of Chaney is visiting her son, John
DOMINY and family, this week.
Mrs. Minnie GILL and son of Levelland and Mr.
Charley REED and Miss Lillie REED of Hasse, visited
their brother, R.H. REED and family last week.
The Honor Roll for the fifth month of school is as
First Grade: Edwin COGBURN, Junior WATTS, William
BREWER and Obert HUGGINS.
Second Grade: Etta Mae JOHNSTON, Nella Vee PERRY,
Roma J. PARKER, and Ina G. RUSSELL.
Third Grade: Rolland Ray TILLY, Lola Bell COGBURN,
Edna Mae DOMINEY, and Lellah LIGHTFOOT.
Fourth Grade: James WARREN, Eulon PERRY, Etoil
AKERS, Maurice ECHOLS and Marcells LOCK.
Fifth Grade: Rossa Lee JOHNSTON
Sixth Grade: John Edward HENDERSON, and Willie Vell
Seventh Grade: Alvarene NABORS, Annie Mae LOCKE,
and Jettie WATTS.
Ninth Grade: John BOSWELL, Lorene JOHNSTON, and
Tenth Grade: Lois WILSON.
by Mrs. Roy C. LINDLEY
All three of the teacherages have been repainted.
Some repairing is being done on the school house.
The construction work on the school campus has been
continued, and the appearance has been greatly
The entire faculty of Comyn was re-elected some time
ago. They were given five or six weeks to decide
whether they would accept or reject the positions
offered, but when the time was up, all accepted
their positions. Mr. S.B. CULPEPPER, Jr., as
superintendent; Mr. W. Doyle GRAVES for principal of
high school and Vocational Agriculture; Mrs. C.S.
ROSS for English; Miss Mara Glenn DONALDSON for Home
Economics; Mr. Roy C. LINDLEY for Science,
Mathematics, and principal of grade school; Mrs. S.B.
CULPEPPER, Jr., for fifth grade; Miss Mollie GRISHAM
for fourth grade; Miss Ollie SLOAN for third and
second grades; and Mrs. J.F. PHIPPS for primary.
Miss Elois GRISSOM and Mr. Festus PRESTON left
Saturday for Ft. Worth where they were married and
continued their honeymoon from there. Their many
friends wish for them the best of happiness and
success in life.
Mr. Hobart COX suffered a great loss Sunday night
before last when his barn burned. His car, wagon,
harness, and feed were all lost with the barn.
Friends and neighbors offered donations which will
only partly make up for the loss.
Mrs. J.F. PHIPPS and her mother, Mrs. SLOAN of
Comanche, visited relatives in Dallas this week end.
Mr. and Mrs. T.J. LINDLEY and daughter, Floradelle,
spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Roy C.
The “Taste and Baste” Club of the Home Economics
department of Comyn held a meeting Tuesday for the
purpose of electing the four members of the club to
represent them at the district meeting of the Home
Economics Clubs at Rochelle Friday and Saturday.
The girls will all meet at the RICHARDS ranch near
Onion creek. The girls who were elected are Misses
Oren GRISSOM, Lela FAULKNER, Henrietta FAULKNER and
Estelle COX. Miss COX is the District Club song
leader. Miss Mara Glenn DONALDSON, Home Economics
instructor, will take the girls.
Saturday before last Mr. W. Doyle GRAVES took some
of his Agriculture teams to the contest at
Tarleton. The Beef Cattle judging team brought home
the big silver loving cup, winning first place in
the district. The team was composed of Dalice
RIPPETOE, Howard CAMPBELL, Ross Payne THIEFAUD, and
H.B. ROSS and Edgar STURDIVANT as alternates.
Mr. and Mrs. A.S. FLOYD of Crane, Texas, spent the
week-end with Mr. FLOYD’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry FLOYD. Mrs. FLOYD went home with her son and
his wife for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady NANCE are the proud parents of a
baby girl, Jamie Sue.
Mr. J.H. THOMPSON of Rotan is visiting Mrs. Julia
HUGHES of Comyn and other relatives and friends in
Mrs. J.H. STRUBE of Cisco has been visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Elmer ST. CLAIR, and her son, Mr.
S.F. STRUBS and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom HAZZARD are the proud grandparents
of a new granddaughter. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ruble HAZZARD of near San Antonio.
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