De Leon Free Press
DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas, Friday, September 21, 1923
We, the undersigned, will allow no hunting on our land, and warn hunters to take notice and KEEP OFF:
J.F. OWEN, De Leon Rt. 3
G.W. LEMMON, Rt. 3 (in charge of J.F. OWEN)
Charley TATE, Rt. 1
Mrs. L.E. EDMONDSON, Rt. 2
Mrs. S.F. BALLARD, Rt. 2.
Long-Time Citizen To Abilene To Send Daughters To Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. S.A. HOOD and children left a few days ago for Abilene, where they have taken a house near Simmons College, at --- Orange Street. The two daughters of the family, Misses Oralena and Lorena, who finished De Leon High school last year, will enter Simmons College as may also Ottis, their son.
The Free Press regrets to see these good people move away, but agrees with them on the wisdom of the move for the purpose stated, and hopes that before a great while they may again make De Leon their home.
De Leon Boys Well Represented at State University This Year
De Leon should feel proud of the showing her young men are making at State University, as to both scholarship and numbers in attendance. This year there are eight De Leon boys attending the big University as follows: Owen NABORS, Dale WILSON, Goen and William WHITE, Clay MORRIS, Byron SHORT and Paul HOWELL and Emilo VAN ZANDT.
Some of the boys mentioned are first year men, and these have all shown up well in the student body. An equally good showing is expected of the new men.
So far as the Free Press has learned, Miss Lottie Jo ADAMS is the only De Leon girl now at State.
We are glad to announce that a meeting was held Sunday evening for the purpose of reorganizing the Baptist Young Peoples Union. The following officers were elected:
President, Iris MOHON; Vice-President, Lizzie MILLS; Secretary and Treasurer, Martha WETZEL; Group Captain No. 1, Grace HERRING; Group Captain No. 2, Lela MOHON; Pianist, Laverne MOHON; Reporter, Golden JONES; Program Committee, Sallie MOORE, Ruth HARVEY and President.
Former Citizen Married
Noah POLK, who formerly lived on De Leon Route 2, was recently married at Glendale, Colo., the name of the lady not being known to Free Press’s informant. Mr. POLK has been living in Colorado for several years.
700 Enrollment on Opening Day of City Schools
The Comanche schools opened Monday morning for the 1923-1924 term with a first day enrollment of 700. Of these, 250 were enrolled in the high school and 75 in the senior class. This number—the number in the senior class as well as in all the grades—will be materially increased, it is said, by the entrance of other pupils during the next few weeks.
Appropriate opening exercises were held in the auditoriums of the high school and grammar school and in the individual rooms of the West Ward and East Ward schools.
The principal addresses at the high school were made by J.D. SMOOT, president of the high school, and Troy CAULEY, a former graduate of Comanche high school. Short talks were made by E.B. WOMACK, high school principal, Jim REESE, John H. REESE, Mrs. R.W. SCURRY, Leslie MOORE, Supt. J.B. LAYNE and others. Vocal solos were given by Mr. WOMACK, and Miss Mary MERWIN of Cisco.---Comanche Chief.
(Too late for last week.)
Cotton picking is the order of the day around here. More than has been in this community in the last nine or ten years.
Ed. RIPPETOE, who has been confined to his bed for several weeks, is able to get about on crutches now.
R.L. RIPPETOE and family left last Thursday for Lorraine, where they will pick cotton for awhile.
Emmett RIPPETOE, who received painful injuries from a can exploding in a steam canner, is greatly improved.
Audry RIPPETOE is visiting his sister, Miss Floy TOMLINSON at Roscoe. He will remain there for some time to help gather the crops.
Mrs. Willie ROSS of De Leon is visiting relatives and friends around here this week.
Katie HEARD went with her uncle and family to Rotan to work for awhile.
©2004 Judith Michaels. This transcription is the generous work of Judy Michaels taken from microfilm held by the Newspaper Collection of the University of Texas at Austin with a microfilm copy at Comanche Public Library. The information may be used for personal research only and not for commercial purposes without specific permission.