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Sibyl Creasey and Shirley Fuller have extracted news articles from two old county newspapers, the Canton Herald and the Wills Point Chronicle. These newspapers have been microfilmed and are housed at the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton, for the benefit of researchers. Copies of these articles are also available by writing to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103. When requesting a copy, please send a check or money order for $2 to cover cost of copying and postage.

CANTON HERALD, June 17, 1932

"The marriage of Miss Ruth Yantis and Owen Springer took place at the Baptist church at six o'clock Sunday morning, June 12. Rev. A.D. Sparkman, pastor, officiated with a ring ceremony. Immediately preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Norwin Gober of Grand Saline, sister of the groom, sang ‘I Love You Truly,' and ‘Oh, Promise Me.' Mrs. Sevier of Grand Saline played her accompaniment. The bride entered on the arm of her uncle, D.T. Riley, to the strains of Loehingrin's bridal chorus, played by Mrs. A.D. Sparkman. The bride wore a triple sheer chiffon dress of beige, with capelet of same material, with beige accessories. Her hat was beige hallbuntal with lace straw edge and small blue flowers in the back. Her gloves and shoes were beige kid and she carried an arm bouquet of sunburst rose buds and lilies of the valley. The church was beautifully decorated with ferns, palms, pink and blue hydrangeas and pink roses, with an arch of evergreen vines and ferns, making a lovely setting for one of the most interesting and altogether beautiful weddings ever solemnized in Canton.

"Miss Yantis is the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. T.R. Yantis and is one of the best loved girls in the town and county. Having taught school in Canton and various places in the county, she is widely known and loved by all who knew her. She received her college training at Bayler College, Belton, Texas. The groom is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. W.M. Springer of Terrell and is a fine young man, with bright business prospects. He has been affiliated with the Palace Drug Store in Canton for the past six or seven years and numbers his friends by his acquaintances. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Springer left for a motor trip through South and West Texas. Among the out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Love Riley of Waskom, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Springer of Terrell, Miss Sibyl Verner of Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yantis of Kilgore, Dr. and Mrs. Jeter of Colfax, Charlie Riley of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Norwin Gober and Mr. and Mrs. Saveir of Grand Saline.

"Deputy J.L. Goggans of Edom, while enjoying the early morning hours at home Monday, was disturbed by the continuous honking of an automobile horn not far from his house on the highway. Going down to see if he could be of any service found that just ‘his kind of service was needed.' The driver had lost his ‘equilibrium" and had stopped the car, thrown away the car key, still honking away. With little investigation, Deputy Goggans found the car to be well loaded with ‘imported whiskey.' He brought the driver of the car to Canton and placed him in jail, the whiskey to the amount of 23 gallon jugs, 23 quarts and 32 pints is now to be found in the sheriff's office and many that seem to know, say it looks like the ‘genuine.'

"Gus Lamb of Hayden, 28 years, died last Friday with typhoid fever. Funeral services were held at Oakland. He is survived by a wife and three children.
"Miss Zelma Rhea Brown, age 21, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Brown, died at the family home in Edgewood Sunday and the funeral services were held Monday morning. Besides her parents, she is survived by an older brother, Onas Leon Brown.

"LOCALS: C.H. Hall of Dallas was in Canton Sunday. Mrs. and Mrs. G.W. Tull were in Dallas Sunday. A.A. Dawson was in Kaufman this week attending court. Charley Riley of Dallas was a week end visitor in Canton. Miss Marguerite Rodgers was a week end visitor to Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lester of Dallas were in Canton Monday. Mrs. Bradberry of Dallas was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J.D. Irvine. Miss Cora Lawler of Dallas was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jim Couch. Mrs. A.A. Dawson and Mrs. Theo Lumpkin spent Monday in Dallas. Mesdames Reeves, Hardegree and Keahey were in Dallas on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Hardegree of Munday are the guests of Canton friends.

"County Attorney Paul Stanford was in Kaufman Monday on legal business. Miss Maurine Smith is home from a month's visit with relatives in Dallas. Miss Octavia Emerson has returned from a most delightful trip to El Paso. Richard McCauley is at home from Throckmorton where he attended school this year. Mrs. Gertrude Hubbard spent the week end with her daughter, Mrs. Pittman, in Dallas. Rev. John Mayne and family of Dallas were the guests of his sister, Mrs. L. McMahon, on Wednesday. Misses Mary Josephine and Billie Sue Ashworth were guests of their sister in Wills Point last week. Alvin Tipps of Dallas is the guest of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bolin, and other relatives.

"Lina Mae, Hazel, H.J. and Bill Burns are on a visit to Merkel with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burns. Mrs. Ernest West has for her house guest this week her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cox, of Killeen. Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Bolton of California have been the guests of Mrs. Bolton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Loughmiller. Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. Gray with their little daughter, Benjalee, of Dallas were guests of Mrs. Gray's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Heard, Sunday. Friends of Lewis Kellis are glad to see him on the streets again after being away for some time in Tyler, where he was under the care of a physician of that city. Mrs. Myrtle Browning and daughter of Knox City are with Mrs. Browning's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wallace, of Martins Mill for the summer."

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