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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, Friday, May 6, 1932
"The following registered new automobiles and trucks in the office of Tax Collector R. M. Mathis, during
April, all the registration for the month being Chevrolets: Coupe, Dr. W. L. Garland, Grand Saline; O. P. Hall,
Van; R. W. Curtis, Wills Point.- Sedan, H. L. Yates, Terrell; Robert Harper, Van; Dr. V. B. Cosby, Grand
Saline; Mrs. C. M. Wells, Wills Point; Preston Calvert, Grand Saline.- Special Sedan, T. L. James,
Wills Point; A. P. Fowler, Van.- Coach, J. B. Box, Wills Point; O. A. Richards, Canton.- Roadster, J. H.
Freeman, Van.- Trucks, Gabbert's Bakery, Wills Point; T. J. Mitchell, Ben Wheeler; F. A. Blasingame, Wills
"There will be an all day progressive singing Sunday, May 10, at the Bois D'Arc church. Everybody invited to
come and bring a well filled basket. Plenty of water and shade and space for parking. J. D. Hobbs is President of the Bois D'Arc singing class.
"The following marriage licenses have been issued since last reported in this paper. W. P. Dawson and Edna Mae Mott; Irby Morrell and Kate Williamson; E. F. Nance and Morine Wheeler; Ben Shumaker and Vertie Lee
Clements; M. J. Williams and Mattie Sprecley; Morres Florez and Anieta Juarenz; Robert Everett and Mrs.
Emma Franks; George Willison and Mrs. Myrtle Leach; Thomas M. Adams and Celeste Farish.
"I have opened a grocery store in the Howell building, next door to Horton's store. All merchandise is new and bought on the low depression prices. Can save you money on your grocery bill. Will appreciate part of your business. C. L. Flanagan.
"The City Federation is sponsoring a circulating library, which is now available to the public. This library is for everyone who is interested in reading. The books will be loaned for one week without charges, but 5 cents a day will be charged for books kept over the week. The books are at Crow Drug Co., where they may be secured at any time. If sufficient interest is shown the library will be enlarged. Everyone is urged to take advantage of this opportunity.
"This paper is authorized to announce Lee L. Rhodes of Grand Saline as a candidate for representative from
Van Zandt county, subject to the Democratic primary July 23, 1932.
"The Williams Hardware and Furniture company has been appointed dealers and distributors of the new Norge
refrigerator for Wills Point, Canton and Edgewood.
"Eugene Mitchell and Miss Augusta Page were united in marriage Monday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of
Rev. W. C. Goode, who officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Page of the Williams
Chapel community. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Mitchell and was reared in Wills Point.
"Mrs. N. C. Murrey, of Dallas, better known as Aunt Nannie Murrey, had the misfortune of falling Sunday
and fracturing her hip. She was carried to the Baylor hospital in Dallas, where she stood the shock of having the bone set. Mrs. Murrey is a half- sister of Mrs. F. C. Wills of Wills Point.
"Charley Scott received a telegram Friday from Hartwell, GA., revealing the death of his mother, Mrs.
J. W. Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Scott left Friday night for Hartwell to attend the funeral.
"MORINCE; Our principal teacher, George Kinnemer, made a business trip to Canton Friday.-Mr. and Mrs. N.
L. McEnturff and baby spent Saturday night with Charlie Jackson and family of Small- Born to Mr. and
Mrs. O. T. Pirkens, April 22, a boy. The little one was named James Douglas.
WILLS POINT CHRONICLE TUESDAY MAY 10, 1932
"LOCAL HAPPENINGS: Miss Mable Sheets spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Curtis and other
friends.-Mrs. W. C. Long of Weatherford is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. F. McKnight and family.-R. R.
Harris and John Ezell went to Abilene Monday to attend a meeting of the grand lodge of Knights of Pythias as
representatives of the Wills Point lodge.-Mrs. Glen Teel and little son, Billie Seph, and Mrs. J. W. Teel
spent Thursday, visiting in Mineola and Hawkins. Misses Marguerite Teel and Syble Holmes of Hawkins
accompanied them home to spend the week-end for the purpose of attending the May fete and senior play
Friday night.-Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Echols and son, Tommie, of Tyler spent Sunday with Mrs. J. T.
Carr.-Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yopp and daughter of Dallas spent the week-end with Mrs. Yopp's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Finney.
"The Tiger-Cat, Edited by Pupils of Wills Point High School-Misses Mary Coleman and Alice Murrey attended
the homemakers's educationally rally at Mineral Wells on Saturday, April 30. This rally was held in the
Baker hotel and was attended by over five hundred students and teachers from various sections of the state.
"The second year Home Economics class gave two formal dinners during the past week. One half the class
entertained the other half on each occasion. This gave each student the practice of serving a formal dinner
as well as being a guest at one. Members of this class are: Charlie Lynn Brothers, Frances Canarian, Nadine Childs, Edith Cooksey, Louise Ewalt, Audie Foster, Rubye Goode, Frances Manning, Rose Manning, Ann Mayfield, Valera McKnight, Winona McKnight, Robbie Miracle, Monta Sanders, Alma Tarver, Bonnie Young and Lorene White." (See newspaper for list of honor roll students.)
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