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TAMPICO TORNADO

Thursday, June 22, 1933

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PRETTY HOME WEDDING TOOK PLACE SATURDAY – The Lives of Miss Mildred McMillan and Jas. Corlett Were United

The beautiful lawn at the home of Dr. and Mrs. P. A. McMillan was the scene of a very pretty June wedding Saturday afternoon, when their only daughter, Mildred, became the bride of Mr. James Corlett of Ottumwa, Iowa. Rev. W. W. Maxwell, pastor of the Methodist church, performed the single ring ceremony in the presence of a number of friends and relatives.

At three o'clock the bridal procession left the house, to the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march played by Mrs. Lynn Robinson of Sheffield, with Rev. Maxwell leading followed by the groom and his

best man, Edward Sproat of Kokomo, Ind., a college fraternity brother. Both wore conventional light suits. The maid of honor, Miss Ethel Rose Malcolm of Alba, Iowa, a college friend of the bride, beautifully attired in a gown of pink net and carrying a bouquet of white roses and pin snapdragons then took her place. After all had taken their places the groom left his place and met the bride who made a beautiful picture in an ankle length gown of white organdy and carrying a bouquet of Madam Butterfly roses and gypsophilia arranged with white ribbons, and escorted her to their station with the rest of the bridal party beneath a large shade tree before a background of baskets of pink petunias, pink clarkia, roses and petunias, pink clarkia, roses and white spirea and pink roses and blue delphinia.

Following the ceremony a delicious two course luncheon was served the wedding party and guests in the home. The luncheon, consisting of chicken salad on lettuce, pickles, chives, hot rolls, pink and white brick ice cream, angel food cake, fruit cake and coffee, was served at quartette tables. Between courses Miss Malcolm sang two solos, “I Love You Truly” and “At Dawning,” Mrs. Robinson accompanying at the piano. Miss Rosanna Hermes of Sterling and Misses Alice Wetzell and Gladys and Dorothy Hamblock acted as waitresses. Miss Eva McMillan, a cousin of the bride, supervised the luncheon.

At the close of the afternoon the young couple left for a short wedding trip.

The bride was born in Tampico and spent her entire life here, graduating from high school with the class of 1928. After her graduation here she attended Cornell College at Mr. Vernon, Iowa, graduating with the class of 1932. Here she met her future husband who also graduated from Cornell with the class of 1929. Mrs. Corlett has spent the past year at home with her parents during which time she has been an an active member of the Active booster Sunday school class and the Harmony Club of the Methodist church of which she was a member. Through her charming personality and pleasing manners she has a host of frineds among both the young and old who will wish she and her husband every happiness.

Mr. Corlett is with the Swift Packing Company at Ottumwa, Iowa, where he has a position of great responsibility and splendid chance for advancement. They will make their home at 321 Washington Street, where they have secured a furnished apartment.

Guests at the wedding were Mrs. J. S. McMillan and daughters Eva, Helen and Hazel of Macomb; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Corlett and Miss Frances Corlett of Oskaloosa, Iowa; Miss Frances Long of Monroe, Iowa; Miss Irene Hayesmyer, Miss Ruth Nagler and Miss Marian Bushnell of Stanwood, Iowa; Miss Margaret Stratton of West Branch, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dallem and Richard Dallem of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Roseanna and John Hermes of Sterling; Mrs. Lynn Robinson of Sheffield; Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Maxwell, Dr. and Mrs. P. A. McMillan, Mrs. Sadie Harrison, Miss Mary Glassburn, Mrs. Donald Wetzell, and the Misses Alice Wetzell and Gladys and Dorothy Hamblock of Tampico.

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