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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, October 21, 1932

"Mrs. Lexie Dean Robertson scored again last week when her verse volume, "I Keep a Rainbow," won the
Texas Poetry Society award. Mrs. Robertson lives at Rising Star and is the daughter of A. G. Dean, a former county treasurer of Van Zandt county, where Mrs. Robertson is well known.

"The Wills Point high school football team on the local field Tigers will play the Big Sandy today, Friday Oct. 21, at 3:15. Big Sandy was defeated by Grand Saline last week-end by fifty points, and the game here today, Friday, should throw some light on the outcome for the Thanksgiving game with Wills Point's gridiron enemy of years back, Grand Saline.

"On Sunday, Oct. 9, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Anderson gave a birthday dinner at their home in the Rocky Point community, honoring Miss Jewell Dawson and her mother, the day being Miss Jewell's birthday. Mrs. Dawson's was Tuesday Oct. 4.

"The S. P. Q. R., commonly known as the Latin club had its first meeting for the year on Wednesday
October 12. Following a resignation, Eugene Jordan was elected vice-president, the president, Miss Elizabeth
Ann Staton, appointed the following committees: Program, membership and social having as their members
Eugene Jordan, Ida Frances Sadler, and W. H. Gray; Wynona McKnight, Rose Davis and Damrun Staton; Robert Brown Ford, Anne Myrle Boswell Wills Point Chronicle, and Robert Gray. The second meeting, held on October 18, consisted of the following program: "Rome in General," Jared Allen, Jr. "Roman Ball Games," Eugene Jordan, dressed in a football uniform. "Roman Roads," W. H. Gray. The program to be followed at the clubs next meeting will be: "Roman Schools,' Anne Myrle Boswell. "Food and Meals," Anne Mayfield. "Extent of the Roman Empire," George Shephard.

'Mesdames Chas. Woolverton, T. L. James and A. B. Dawson will leave Sunday for Fort Worth to attend the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star, which convenes there next week.

"Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Hallman had for their week-end guests, Mrs. M. W. Bralley and two children of Austin,
Emmett Hallman, wife and little son and William Hallman and wife of Olney.

"Bill Bundy, who has been confined to his room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Blasingame for the past few days with an infected foot, was on the streets Wednesday with but a slight limp.
"Hugh Meredith underwent a minor operation Tuesday of this week, in which a growth was cut from the back of his neck. He was not, however, forced to remain at home, and is still able to be at his place of business.

"Pleas T. Thomas, has sold his garage to the Sinclair Oil Co. John Ezell is agent for this company and W. L.
Baker will be manager of the garage and filling station. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas contemplate moving to
their farm near town about the first of the year.

"A number of Wills Point people attended the funeral at Bright Star of Dave Huff of Quinlan. He was a
brother of Steve Huff and grandfather of Mrs. Nelson Hargrove.

WILLS POINT CHRONICLE TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 1932

"The Big Sandy high school football team failed to score on the fast and powerful Tiger combination on
the local field Friday afternoon, the final score being 25 to 0. (See newspaper for complete article.)
"The barn owned by Buck J. Wynne, on his lot on Mary Street, was destroyed by fire originating from an
unknown source, together with feed stored therein, Sunday night about 10:15 o'clock.

"Governor Roosevelt's address at Baltimore tonight will be broadcast over radio station KRLD, beginning
at 7 p. m.

"Ted High, Bruce Adams, Jr., Gerald Harris and Thalbert Harris spent Sunday in Dallas.-Harrison
Dotson of Ponta, Texas, spent Sunday night and Monday with Finis Blasingame and wife.-Mrs. J. B. Madden and daughter, Mrs. Pete Nelson of Rusk were in Wills Point last Thursday.-Mrs. U. D. Vick and children of Big Sandy spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Taylor and family-Mrs C. T. Morgan and daughter, Betty June, have returned to Wills Point after visiting her husband in Mineral Wells.-Tom Spears, who suffered a stroke of paralysis recently, has been brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lula Anderson in Wills Point and is still very ill.-Douglass Duck, William Teel, Emory Starr, Thomas Adams and Erwin Lea attended a show in Dallas Saturday night.-Mrs. Maggie Thompson of Dallas visited her sister, Mrs. N. J. Gabart and J. J. Priest and family several days last week.-Leon Gilmore and family of Paris visited relatives here Saturday night en route home from the Dallas fair.-Misses Edna Gibbard, Bonnie Blackwell, Lila Mae Hill, Ada Belle and Sallie Province and Margaret Presnell spent Saturday in Dallas.-The Lonesome Lassies Bridge Club entertained their boy friends at the home of Miss Dorris Jamieson Friday evening, Oct. 21, with a dance and buffet luncheon." (Note: The October 21st issue contains an obiturary for Emma E. Williams, nee Mixon and one for Rev. A. J. Birdwell, both died in Myrtle Springs.)


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