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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, November 18, 1932

"Frank Yoes of Swift, near Nacogdoches, an ex-Van Zandter and brother of D. B. Yoes, northwest of town,
had the misfortune of losing his home and most of the contents by fire on Monday of last week. Mr. Yoes got his shoulders hurt in some way. His many friends here will be sorry to hear of his bad misfortune.

"COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE- BRIGHT STAR: Mrs. John Allred and family spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Greer, of Board.-Rev. Johnie Burch of Board and Rev. Otho Runge of Round Flat preached for us Saturday night and Sunday.-Miss Marie McBride spent the week-end with relatives at Flats.
COBB: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Linzie Pickens, November 9, a baby boy. Mother and 11-pound Linzie, Jr., are doing fine.-Everyone hates to hear of the death of John Clower. He was such a faithful friend and true
companion. We will miss him since he has gone. The many friends sympathize with the bereaved family.
BURNETT CHAPEL: Great interest was shown in Sunday school and church Sunday. There were 48 present, including a few visitors. Rev. Wallace Goode of Wills Point filled Rev. Ed Berch's appointment.-Victor Helm and Miss Alma Smith of Wichita Falls and Mrs Gale Lorance of Iowa Park visited Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith recently.

PLEASANT VALLEY: Mrs. H. B. McLeod of Wills Point has been the guest of Mrs. Bob Curtis this week.-Mrs Effie Cummings has returned home after a three week's visit with her mother, Mrs. Dirkson, of Kemp.-Mr. and Mrs. Caud Alexander and little son, James Francis, Miss Lula and Lottie Clemmons of Williams Chapel visited Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kuykendall at Small Sunday.-Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wilson and children of Turner and John Crane of Scott were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. B. Wilson.-Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McPherson and children of Dallas county have been visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. McPherson.
PALMER GROVE: Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Shepherd of College Mound honored the latter's mother, Mrs. J. M. Hardy, with a birthday dinner Sunday-Mr. and Mrs. Armond Madden and family of Louisiana, visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tittle, recently.-W. C. Langsten and son, Jack are spending a few days at Commanche.-Grady Hunnicutt has been confined to his bed with asuritis the past week, but is able to be up some now.
MORINCE: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett, of Rains county the past week-end.-Several around here have killed hogs-R. B. Hodge is still ill with pneumonia-There will be a P. T. A. meeting at the school house Wednesday.-Claude Tull had a good milk cow to die last week.
ALSA: Leon Mhoon entertained the forty-two club Wednesday night of last week. All reported a nice
time.-Mrs. W. H. Hendrix of Dallas and Mrs. R. B. Dickson of Edgewood spent Tuesday with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Brackeen-Mrs. T. A. Kent and daughter, Miss Verna and Miss Cora Pearl Mhoon
entertained Wednesday afternoon with a miscellaneous shower, honoring Mrs. Bryan Bedingfield. Quite a few were present and many nice and useful gifts were given.-Remember singing Friday night.


"Beacon lights, two revolving beams, have been installed at the Wills Point emergency landing field
about five miles northwest of Wills Point and are supplied with electricity by two delco motors.
The field at night is outlined with red lights and during the day long red markers designate the run-way
in place of the beacons used at night. All land markings have been painted white and weather wanes
denote the direction and velocity of the wind. "The house recently destroyed by fire, and owned by
Mrs. Kate Sewell of Wheaton, Ill, is being re-built on the same plan of construction as was used in the old house. Mr. and Mrs. Ike Allred will move back into the abode when it is completed and it is thought that Mr. and Mrs. Ed Paine will resume their residence in the other apartments of the structure.

"The six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Payne, of Myrtle Springs was seriously injured when he was
struck by a gravel truck on the Union Paving Co.'s pavement through Myrtle Springs Monday of this week.
The injured boy had been talking to a man in the Gulf Filling Station, so it is said, and turned to start
across, the newly paved thoroughfare when the truck struck him. The boy was caught on the fender and light of the truck and the driver, Mr. J. F. Butler, aided in taking him off. Little Payne was carried to Canton for medical attention and first aid, later to be carried to a Dallas hospital, where he is at this time. At the last reports Wednesday morning, the young boy had undergone a complete examination and it was found his conditon was not fatal. He will recover."

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