This week in Wills Point History Friday, April 22, 1960

A two-night short course on cotton will be held at the Wills Point high school auditorium Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, beginning at 7:30 each night, according to an announcement made this week by Todd W. Berry, county agent. Major cotton insects identification, life history and control, and chemical control of weeds will be the major points discussed. The meetings are being sponsored by the county entomology committee and the agriculture committee of the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce. Members of the county entomology committee are: Forest Bailey of Grand Saline, Bill Pickens of Edgewood and Charles Curtis of Wills Point. Jack Lester is chairman of the agricultural committee of the chamber of commerce.
Members of the Margaret Wynne Garden Club met in the home of Mrs. W.L. Glaze April 19. Mrs. George Arrington was co-hostess. Easter lilies and an arrangement of yellow irises were used in the reception rooms. Mrs. Sadler called the meeting to order. The club prayer was repeated in unison. Mrs. N.J. Tomlin talked on plans for the flower show.  Mrs. Wayne Dawson gave a review on the handbook for the flower show. The hostesses served a salad and dessert plate to twelve members and two visitors, Mrs. Robert Kalb and Mrs. C.A Burfoot.
A “Rainbow of Fashion,” the theme for the tenth annual fashion show was presented by the homemaking department of Cartwright school to an appreciative audience on Thursday evening, April 14 in the gymnasium auditorium. The show included student models showing garments completed during the clothing unit in the homemaking classes. Student models included Beverly Brown, Corliss Brown, Bettye Lou Johnson, Janice Johnson, Annie Ruth Lyons, Mattie Maroney, Barbara Milton, Elneita Milton, Joyce Ann Morgan, Dorlene Shamlin, Morlene Shamlin, Lurene Shamlin, Doris Shamlin, Opal Shamlin, Betty Nell Taylor, Flora Wilson and Elnora Woods. (See newspaper for complete article.)
Mrs. Cordelia Stone Lee, resident of Wills Point passed away in Grand Prairie Sunday, April 17. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point Tuesday April 19. Interment was in White Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Lee was born on March 1, 1876. She was born on the Stone ranch near Cobb Switch and the house was partly in Van Zandt County and partly in Kaufman County. She was twice married and the mother of eight children. One daughter died in infancy. She is survived by three sons, P.H. Hottinger and John Stone Hottinger both of Terrell, Paul Lee of Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, and one half-sister, Mrs. J.G. Kearby of Dallas. (See newspaper for names of other survivors.)
Alvis T.(Fats) McGuire of Longview, former resident of Wills Point, died in a Dallas hospital Monday. Funeral services were held at Russell Memorial Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Robert J. Kalb, pastor and Rev. Brock of Longview, officiating. Interment was in White Rose Cemetery. (See newspaper for complete obituary.)
Nacogdoches. -Joe Barry Lehecka, freshman music major and son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Lehecka, of Wills Point, was recently elected as one of the cheerleaders for the coming 1960-61, school year. At SFA he is a member of the Lumberjack band, and SFA dance club. Joe Barry is a graduate of Wills Point high school. (See newspaper for complete article.)
Cradle Roll: Mr. and Mrs. Laris C. Brawdy announce the arrival of a daughter, Regina Joy, April 18 at Baker Clinic. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Earl on April 20 at Baker Clinic, a daughter, Rhonda Gay
The Locust Grove Cemetery Association will observe Sunday April 24, as its annual Memorial Day. As usual graves will be decorated Sunday morning before services. Guest speaker will be Wayne Pearson of Kaufman. Everyone has a cordial invitation to attend.”
Personals: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Senter visited over the week-end in New Mexico. Brent Ballenger and Richard Ballenger visited Abilene Christian College in Abilene Saturday. Mrs. Doris Davis, Danny and Michael of Lubbock visited over the holidays with relatives here. Mrs. Gordie Sanders is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Norris Stewart and family in Grand Prairie. Mrs. Lum Venable visited her son, W.L. Castleberry in Grand Prairie this week. Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Johnson and children of Garland spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hurley. Miss Carol Jean Cates, student at Baylor University, spent the Easter holidays at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Cates. Mrs. Laura Adams spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Adams and daughters, Dinah and Jan. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Monning and sons, Bruce, Prater and Wynne of Amarillo spent the Easter holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Buck Jim Wynne.
Capt. and Mrs. Stanley Reed and children, Cindy and Max of Oxnard, Calif., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Reed, as well as other relatives in Mineola. Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Augustine of Niagara Falls, Canada, are also visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Reed.
Elwood: One hundred and ten attended Sunday school, and a much larger number attended the Easter Sunday morning service.
Bethlehem: Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Childs and son of Azusa, Calif., returned to their home Monday after spending several days with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Childs returned home with them for a visit.
These articles have been extracted from original copies of the Wills Point Chronicle and may be viewed on microfilm at the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton.