The DeLeon Free Press. (De Leon, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, August 26, 1938 Page: 1 of 8
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SIjc Detroit free firess.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 10
DE LEON, COMANCHE COUNTY, TEXAS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28,11
CRISES CITY TO
Seven of the puny* on eity well*
eapplyiny Do Loom with -drinking
water, had to be repaired at one time
the part week, and because of the
fact that the maximum quantity of
water it being need, the supply has
All the repaired pumps ere "bade
in service now, but it has been im-
possible to gain back the surplus
recessary to maintain good panun.
Mayor Daniel! asked the Free
Press to call attention to the condi-
tion, and to request the co-operation
at the public for a few days. Please
be economical with water for flowers
and lawns for a few days and the
naed will be ever, the Mayor said.
DOWN OLD BUILDING
FOR NEW CITY HALL
A working crew of men is engag-
ed at tearing down the old City Hall.
The work started a week ago, and
the old building will probably be le-
vel with the ground by the end of
another week. The material is being
John Russell Freeman
This little lad may be smiling be-
cause he won first award in the class
of boys 3 to 6 in D Leon Fair’s Baby
Show. But it is more likely that the
dog had something to do with his
happiness. Dog’s smiling, too! John
Russell also won the first award for
carefully preserved for use in the
new Municipal Building, which will boys in the last years parade. He is
be constructed on the same site.
C. M. DOYLE AND ASSOCIATES
WELL, McGUIRE TRACT BEGINS
WELL ON SMITH IS
Sails Petroleum Company’s Smith
Mo. 1, located a few hundred feet' eor’AHy. Everything-in tl«e stock ia1
C. M. Dovle and associates, D. W.
S warts and Nelson G. Pearce of St.
Petersburg, Fla., spudded in on the
Mrs. J. E. McGuire tract near Down-
ing August 16th. The tract is in the
Getty Rockefeller Survey. Jess Hick-
ey/ well known and experienced op-
erator, is the contractor. He is using
a standard Fort Worth Spudder and
Ihe well at a depth of 165 ft. Thurs-
day at noon. A slight showing of oil
was encountered at 65 feet depth.
Ibe contract calls for a depth of
feet but a deeper test will be
made if the ^Jficials desire.
A crew oft drillers have been
working in the\day only so far, but
next week a dayVand night crew will
While his condition has improved
greatly, relatives and friends of J. E.
Lewis, Sr., Texas Electric Service
______..._____ ______ company executive, Saturday stated
be started in order to speed up op- ^ ha^e a lnrgPr and heavier that serious concern it
oration. Geologists are favorably im-
pressed with the location of the Mc-
Guire test which will be watched
with much interest until its com-
L. V. Hitch and Pat Meholin, ' of
Gladewater and Longview are regis-
tered at the Travelers. Both are in
the employ of Sells Petroleum Co.
Major E. D. Rattray has also re-
turned to De Leon after an absence
of several weeks.
On Silver Screen
—At The Liberty—
Friday—The star of Stella Dallas,
beautiful Barbara Stanwyck in Al-
ways Goodbye. Herbert Marshall, Ian
Hunter and Cesar Romero help make
Always Goodbye a great show. By
all means see Barbara Stanwyck’s
newest hit. Also Colored Travelogue
and Our Gang in Bear Facts.
(See Robin Hood) <
Saturday, another big thrill and
action triple program. Jack Randall
in Where The West Begins. Also
Radio Patrol and Andy Clyde in
Love Comes To Mooneyville
the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Free-
FOOTBALL IS IN * Z"~
AIR AS THE FALL
With the return of Coach Fletcher
to De Leon early this week, training
for the coming fcotball season sprang
into first place in the sports calendar
and soon the quavering tone of the
referee’s whistle will thrill followers
of the sport.
Suits were issued to 24 men Tues-
day morning, August 24th. Twelve
men reported for the first workout,
each showing that old Bearcat fight-
ing spirit, and each had grained from
two to five pounds since last Spring.
Suits were isued to the squad of
24, and more men are expected in as
the time of school opening approach-
es. There is promise that the Bear-
north from the - Dobbs-Hodges dis-
covery well 10 miles west of De Leon,
was standing 900 to 1000 feet in
fluid, mostly oil, Wednesday, and
drillers and promoters have pro-
nounced this the most favorable in-
dication of a good oil development in
the Duster field.
J. S. Brown drilled the well to the
Marbel Falls lime with his rotary
outfit, and the test is being finished
with cable tools. Drilling is proceed-
ing cautiously, however, no sign of
water has been discovered in the
The well is 2720 feet deep, which
is said to be deeper than either the
Dobbs well, or the Loraine. Further
drilling may encounter still more
saturated lime and sand and increase
the natural production of the well,
which in its present state, without
acidizing, is believed good for a
50-barrel pumper. After acidizing,
it is believed this well will flow.
Geologists believe there, is little dan-
ger of encountering salt water in
the Marble Falls lime.
Casing has been has been set at
2210 feet, and as soon as the drilling
’has been completed the well will be
acidized in order to bring it to its
maximum production. The outcome
should be known within the week.
Sells Petroleum has dug a slush
pit on a 25-acre tract 1000 feet north
of the Smith, on Wolfe heirs land,
and the next well will be drilled
there it was reported. It is be-
lieved the production promised by
the Smith will result in an exten-
sive drilling campaign in that area.
BUT CONDITION 18
CARNES FOOD STORE OPEN
FRIDAY FOR BUSINESS
Carnes opened his new food store
early this morning for business in
fresh and new from the front to the
back. All the building has been
cieaiyd, repainted, an<^ revamished.
A nice line of meats will be car-
ried with fresh fruits, vegetables,
and the usual stock of groceries.
Turn to page 5 of this paper and
read Carnes Food Store bargains for
opening days. The public is invited
to pay a visit and inspect the new
DE LEON BULL IS
GRAND CHAMP AT
SEDALIA, MO. SHOW
“Golden Oak Albert,” the finest of
Shorthorn “beefsteak” in Texas, was
declared senior and grand champion
of the livestock show at Sedalia, Mo.
Thursday, where he was exhibited
by C. M. Caraway, Jr. The show is
a feature of the Missouri State Fair,
m progress there. The bull is snow-
white in color, and weighs more than
2,000 pounds. He is expected to make
his greatest show record in the com-
ing 10 weeks throughout the middle
FREE PRESS WILL
BAPTIST MEETING TO CLOSE
HERE SUNDAY NIGHT
The Baptist meeting will close
Sunday night with the evening ser
vice followed by a baptismal service.
Rev. D. D. Tidwell has been preach-
ing some exaellent sermons and en-
joying some splendid cooperation
from the other Churches. Unusually
large crowds have been attending.
A special Young People's meeting
will be held Friday night. All young
people of the town are invited to at-
There have been 12 additions to
the church by profession of faith and
Last Sunday five young men were
licensed to preach. They were: Wil-
liam Hamlin, I J. Kay, Billy Kay,
Evan Holmes, and Adolphus Smith.
William Hamlin has already made ar-
rangements to enter Howard Payne
College at Brown wood in September.
Throe of the boys will attend high
school here this winter.
PASSED, SIX ARE
ARRESTED, 5 JAILED
Hie usual bulletin board service
will be provided for all who are in-
terested in the election returns Sat-
urday night. Figures on county, dis-
triet and state races will be posted as
received. The bulletin board is on the
north side of Harmon Drug Co. A
cordial invitation is extended to ev-
eryore to come to De Leon and re-
ceive the election returns here.
AID FOR FARM
Financing in 1939
Five men residing on a rural
route out of Dublin, and one De-
Leon man, were arrested late last
week on a charge of counterfeiting.
They are alleged to have raised $1
bills to $10 bills, and three of the
bogus bills were passed in De Leon.
One bill was recovered.
The five Dublin men were lodged
In federal jail at Fort Worth Sun-
day. The De Leon man, charged with
complicity in the deal, was not plac-
ed in jail. It is believed he will be
able to establish his innocence.
Federal officers were here after
the first arrest was made. J. F. Un-
derhill. Constable, and Chief of Po-
'Ice. Hudson, cooperating.
The Federal grand jury will con-
vene at Fort Worth In September at
which time the case will go on-trial.
Farm Security Administration Sup-
ervisors from the Comanche County
Office in Dublin, will hold a meeting
MEET BROWN WOOD
(Robin Hood is Coming) _____ ___
Fall and Winter Greater Movie sea- round'~e~fato_shape'before'the
squad than last year. “There will be
several new men in that we are
counting on strongly/’ Coach Fletch-
er said. v
The new group included Roy Mc-
Adams, Toppy Morrison, Royce
Stringfellow, Ralph Peters, I. J. Kay,
Lewis Clark, George Kreps, Travis
Bagley, C. J. Hardin, Reubin Holmes,
Harold Kuhn, Curtis Morris, Eldon
Terrill, Cyde Reed, Joe Morgan, J. D.
Roch, Gail RSppetoe. Most of these
boys are light, however, show prom-
ise of developing into fine material,
the coach said.
Lettermen back are Allen Ander-
son, center; Dick Boykin, guard; Irol
Bell, guard; James Blitch, center;
Thurmon Golden, tackle; Raymond
lawless,’ end and tackle; Joe Miller,
end; Bill Peak, end; J. C. Ash, end;
Terrill Sharp, quarter; Bill Green,
half; Bert Harrison, halfback.
Bill Green and Allen Anderson have
suffered injuries making it doubtful
if either of these excellent players
will be in the game this year. A brok-
er. collar bone, and fractured neck
are reasons given. They will be great-
ly missed, however, all other letter-
men are reported in good condition
and ready to go.
Two workouts daily will quickly
over his paralytic rtroke SSSy.MgWMiB V
while traveling in Tennessee.
Mr. Lewis is in Cook Memorial
hospital at Fort Worth. It was
stated visitors, for the present, are
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and a son,
Blair, were enroute to North Caro-
lina when the stroke was experienc-
ed. ‘J. E. Lewis, Jr., another son,
left Saturday afternoon for Fort
Worth. Eastland Telegram.
IN REUNION 23RD
AT LAKE EANES
An all-day picnic of the Thiebaud
families was held at Lake Eanes, Co-
manche, Tuesday, August 23rd. Mr.
and Mrs. Beecher of Chicago, here
visiting his mother, Mrs. C. S. Davis,
and sister, Mrs. Alvin Stringfellow,
were guests, also Mr. and Mrs. Wal-
ter Rippetoe and family of Dallas,
ahd Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Reagan of
Gorman, were guests besides the
large number of local relativse of the
Thiebauds, and a number of friends.
The day was quite pleasantly spent
by the large number attending.
ed this week. The purpose of the
meeting is to confer with the farm-
'. ers who desire to make application
for FSA loans for financing farming
operations in 1939. Tennant farmers,
land owners and all others interested
in these government loans are invited
to attend the meeting. Several meet-
ings of this type are to be held in
various communities before the end
of the year. - -_
James N. Howell and Miss Burma
Wood, Supervisors from the Dublin
Office will hold the meeting here on
According to the supervisors, ap-
plications for loans will be taken on-
ly on Tuesday at the office in Dublin.
Those desiring loans are asked to ob-
serve this standing date ip making
the trip to Dublin, since the Supervi-
sors will be working in the field on
al other days of the week.
son The Liberty offers Mickey Roon-
ey and Freddie Bartholomew in Lord
Jeff .Truly a fine show to be enjoy-
ed by all. Also Fox News and Com-
Tuesday and Wednesday—The fin-
est show of the new season. Love
Finds Andy Hardy Lewis Stone,
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland and
Cecilia Parker. Here is a picture that
'will be the talk -of De Leon for daya.
Do not miss seeing Love Finds An-
fiursday and Friday — Presented
Warner Bros, in gorgeous Tech-
clor, Hie Adventures of Robin
loed with Errol Flynn, Olivia De-
Havilland, Eugene Fsllette, Claude
Rain* and thousands of others. Ad-
venture. romance, more colorful,
more thrilling, more glorious than
the world has ever known. So* Ro-
bin Hood in Technicolor.
Coming soon—The Dead End Kids
ir. Crime School, The Texans, Spawn
of .The North, Crowd Roads, Little
dway, Alexander’s Ragti
othec^ big ihodi,
first game somewhere around the
?0th of September. The squad is be-
ing worked out from 7:30 to 9:00
mornings, and from 4:00 to 6:00 af-
ternoons, with Coach Fletcher apply-
ing what it takes to put on weight
ana muscles and build endurance.
Visitors who have a friendly inter-
est in the school and the football
team are rordially invited to be pre-
sent at the workouts, Mr. Fletcher
told the Free Press.
Norman Stephens, youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stephens of this
city, went to San Antonio last week
and was examined for enlistment in
the U. S. Army. He successfully
passed the .examination and returned
home with the necessary papers for
the signature of his parents. Early
this week he returned to San Antonio
to commence his three-year term. He
enlisted for service at Fort Sam
NEW SHELVING AND
NEW STOCK ON
Cager Mohon has had new shelving
placed in his drug store this week
to accommodate enlarged stock of
patent medicines which he will carry.
Already a popular store, the added
medicines will enable him to offer
his customers still mors of the fa-
mous “Mohon Service.”
—..............."■■■■ ■ 11 * ■
Edwin Wallace is home from Zapa-
ta wh^re he has been the pest
Miss Del£a Ree Holdridge, Fred
ffoldridge, and Derrol Hafford visit-
ed friends in Waco Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nabors
Miss Nell were Abilene visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sadbury and
daughters, Sarah Gene and Joann of
Pecos, ere here this week visiting
LOST—Small white dog with collar,
to children of W. F. Marlon
\ Brotherhood Jubilee Program is
announced for Lake Brownwood Au-
gust 29-31, according to Rev. D. D.
Tidwell. Baptists throughout this sec-
tion will gather at the popular new
watering place, hear inspirational
addresses, sing, feast, camp out un-
der the stars, and probably fish,
bo&t-nde, etc. a part of each day.
Both Rev. D. D. Tidwell and Rev.
R. G. Alexander, present and imme-
diate past pastors of the De Leon
Baptist Church, are scheduled for
places on the program.
VOTERS OF BOX
15, WILL VOTE AT
M. E. CHURCH SATURDAY
Boy, Page Ripley!
Because De Leon City Hall is be-
ing wrecked to make way for the
near Municipal Auditorium, the poll-
ing place for Box 15 had to be chang-
ed. Voters due to vote at the City
Hall box are being notified that the
run-off primary election will be held
in the basement of the Methodist
Church, and til those affected by this
I^st Spring following the April (rf,anjfc wjjj please take notice. This
freeze, C. C. Hodges of the Round
Grove community, dipped water from
a cement water trough and poured
it into the radiator of his Fordson
tractor and used the machine to
clean peanut seed. When the job was
completed he ran the machine under
a shed and left it there. This week
he removed the cap from the radia-
tor and his children discovered - a
half-grown bull-frog in the radiator.
They poured in more water and float-
ed the frog out and it hopped away
into the weeds. Hodges believes the
frog was pour-jd into the radiator as
a tadpole in April and emerged as a
half-grown frog in August. Boy,
announcement is authorized by W. G.
Barker, election judge for Box 15,
and by W. E. Lowe, precinct chair-
“WHITE MAN FROM
■*- AFRICA” HOLDING
REVIVAL IN CITY
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rose return-
ed to their home in Yuma, Arizona
after a visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mre. Ernest Gregory. They were
also at the bedside of her grand-
mother, Mrs. Arminda Hanson who
Mr. Rose drove out to the Toland
farm and purchased two huge mel-
ons, oris at which he gave to the
Governor of Arizona, R. C. Stanford.
He gave the other melon to a friend
Stanford and wide
Rev. and Mrs. Vandermerwe of Ft.
Worth, are here to work in a revival
meeting at the Assembly of God
Church, according to Rev. J. E. In-
low, pastor. Rev. Vandermerwe is
called the “White Man From Afri-
ca,” because he was born on the
dark continent, and he is known
throughout the United States as one
of the Assembly's most powerful
preachers, Mr. I alow said. Ihe De-
Leon church conoid ers itself fortu-
nate to have secured Rev. and Mrs:
Vandermerwe for this revival.
Ihe meeting will commence next
Sunday, Aug. 28. The paster and
people of this church extend' a cor-
dial invitation to everyone to attend
their revival services.
Mre. W. E. Salter and Miss Mary
are on an extended visit with
CKy. and Greenville. They will
» ; -
u SEASON CLOSED
1 EARLY IN AUGUST
The black-eyed pen season in De-
Leon ran fast and furious for souse
six weeks,' and it is reported that a .
larger volume than ever before
handled, although J. W. Howard told
the Free Pres reporter he wax—ms-
able at this time to give exact ten- .
wage. He bought about 200,000 lbe.
more this season than in 1987, lie
The season was cut short by ex-
cessive rain. After the rain the peaa
packed mushy and could not be
made to hold their shape, because of
excessive moisture content.
The peas grown over a wide area
centering at De Leon, were shipped
to Browhwood daily by fail motor
truck and were packed there by the
Tasty Food Products, Inc., P. C.
Barnes, manager. Mr. Barnes has.
signed a still larger contract with
Mr. Howard for the coming year, it
was stated. x_
After pioneering the black-eyed
pea business, and the Irish potato
^business commercially here,. J. W.
Howard announces he will offer a
commercial market for a new
product next year, English Peas. The
land is well adapted to English
pea culture, and the same large ton-
nage can be built up on these as on
the black-eyed kind, Mr. Howard said.
FOR SALE—or Trade for smaller
place: 150 acres on Leqn River. Ex-
cellent stock farm. Bargain at $20
per acre. See Jim Haynes/* De Leon,
FOR FANS BEING
Instruction in the rules of the
game, is being offered football fane
at De Leon's school park every nigkt
the coming week, except Wednesday,
lectures and demonstrations of ty-
pical plays, being executed by some
of the foremost players in Texas, are
on the program. The event is expect-
ed to give the layman a better un-
iters tanding, and increase interest in
end appreciation for the clean and
wholesome national game. ^ • '•
Coach Frasier of Comanche High
School will be present with members
of hia squad and lecture on formn-
(ions he uses.
' Coach Keaton of Howard Payne
College will be the instructor Tues-
day night, and with him trill probab-
ly be “Slippery” Minor and Raymond
Wilson, two of the best backfMd
men, in Texas, who will assist to
“drive home” Coach Keaton’s points
in his lecture.
Thursday and Friday nighto
“Honk” Irvin and Coach Fletcher
will talk about the rules of the
discussing changes made since
year. Friday night will close
school for fans.
The events will commence at
and close at 8:80 each evening,
ery man, woman and child in
Leon and surrounding territory has
a cordial invitation to attend. There
will be no admission charge.
ONYX CAFE WAS
SOLD TWICE IN
PERIOD 4 DAYS
Mrs. Ruth Hill sold the Onyx Cafe
last week to Rufus Otwell, who took
charge and operated the business for
four days. Mr. Otwell re-sold the
cafe on Monday to Blake Heath, who
too charge immediately.
Mr. Heath has been in the cafe bu-
siness eleven years, in the employ of
others and as owner. There is no rea-
son why he should not make a suc-
cess for himself, considering his ex-
perience and pleasant manner of
meeting the public. He is an excellent
took, and will do his own cooking, it
was announced. Misses Madge Light-
foot and Grace Boyd will assist In
the cafe, and Mrs. Heath will also as-
sist her husband «t times, all main-
taining the high standard of service
set by Mrs. Hill. The name at the
cafe will continue The Onyx. The
same hours, 4:30 a. m. to 12:00 mid-
night will be
standard prices wfll be--------
as other cafes in town. Mr. and Mrs.
Heath and their mt*** request
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