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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 that have been microfilmed. Complete articles and more are available to researchers in the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton. 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.


WILLS POINT CHRONICLE, May 14, 1931

"Miss Sallie Bridges underwent an operation at a hospital in Dallas Sunday evening for appendicitis, and her many friends trust that she will soon be restored to her usual good health.
"Among the twenty-five paroles and furloughs granted on the eve of Mother's Day last week-end by Governor Ross Sterling was the clemency extended Jimmie Smith of Van Zandt county.

"The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Greathouse Saturday night, May 9, and took to the heavenly home their little son, H. P., aged four months and nine days. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in White Rose cemetery. The bereaved parents and other relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

"Angus Wynne, Jr., of Dallas, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wynne of Wills Point won first place in debate in the state meet held in Austin recently, having first won in Dallas county and the district meet held under the auspices of the Interscholastic League of Texas. The young man is only 17 years old and will be a member of the team of two to represent Texas in the national contest.

"BRIGHT STAR: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Davis spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Adkins and family of Enterprise.- Boyd Davis spent from Thursday until Saturday with his cousin Iseon Davis of Burnett Chapel.-Mr and Mrs. C. M. Ritchie and children spent Sunday in Grand Saline with relatives there.- General Bass spent the past week-end with her sister, Mr. and Mrs. George Marlow of Wills Point.-Mr. and Mrs. Herman Furrh entertained the young folks with a musical Friday night. Everyone reported a nice time.

"PALMER GROVE: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Peele and little son of Fort Worth are spending a few days with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hardy.

"WOODALL: Mrs. Gates of Louisiana is here for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Kinney and other relatives and friends.- Mrs. Melton and son Allen were guests of her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Jones, last week.- F. E. Burch, W. J. Burch, Will Rogers and Hollis Ragland made a business trip to Cedar Grove last Thursday.- Several from this place will attend court at Canton this week.

"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dodson left Wednesday for their home in Pittsburg, Pa., after visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dodson.-Misses Sue Russell and Margaret Finney and Miss Bonnie Beard of Edgewood and Joe Fields and J. D. Mayberry were week-end guests of Joe White in Tyler.-W. E. Cole left Sunday for San Angelo where he will spend a few days with his son, Marion, and wife; also a sister and other relatives who reside there.-Mrs. C. K. Fillmore has returned from Big Sandy, where she went to investigate the oil situation in regard to a proposal to drill a well on their land near there.-Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sims of Shreveport, La., are spending their vacation with the former's sister, Mrs. W. B. Sims, and family here and with other relatives at Fort Stockton.-Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Echols and little son, Thomas of Tyler, spent Sunday with Mrs. Echols' mother, Mrs. J. T. Carr. Miss Ruth Carr returned to Tyler with them for a short visit.-

"Mrs. C. M. Goodwin of Dallas and Mrs. C. M. Cherry of Texarkana, accompanied by their husbands, spent Mother's Day here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Thatcher.-Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Mayfield, Jr. and Miss Lavon Smith of Dallas, Miss Ilene Baker of Corsicana and Mrs. Sam Laroe of Terrell were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Baker.-Buck H. Turner of Oklahoma City and B. T. Riddle of Chicago, son and nephew respectively of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Turner, spent the week-end here, being accompanied by their wives.-Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Breckenridge, Mrs. W. H. Bedingfield and Mrs. H. G. Landers were in Dallas Tuesday. Mrs. Landers and children went on to Houston to visit relatives.-Ross Hale, attending North Texas Agricultural College at Arlington, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Chappell.-Worth Thomas is in Dallas as a delegate to the Senate of the Praetorian Insurance Co., which meets there this week.-R. N. Page of Jefferson is holding down W. E. Cole's position as telegraph operator while Mr. Cole is taking his vacation.-Miss Mary Lee Ellis, who is attending T. W. C. at Fort Worth, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ellis.

"Mrs. W. E. Cole and little daughter left Saturday afternoon for Atlanta to spend the week with relatives and friends at that place.-Mrs. T. L. James spent several days in Dallas last week with Mr. James, who is in the Methodist hospital, following an operation.-Miss Jewel Gatlin spent the week-end with her sister in Menard.-Jack and Robert Gray, students in North Texas Agricultural College, spent Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. D. L. Sanders.-Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Scott have returned from Mineral Wells after a short visit there.-Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fore of Wewoka, Okla., spent a few days with friends here this week.-Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Sides and son, Robert Ford, of Dallas spent Sunday with Mrs. Sides' mother, Mrs. Sallie Sullivan.-Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Hallman had for Mother's Day visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Hallman and William Hallman of Olney, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hallman of Winfield, La., Mr. and Mrs. Grady Hallman and son of Tyler, and Francis Hallman of Trout, La".


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