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Gilbert Rose, local high school
teacher from Illinois, handed me a clipping from his home town paper. It said that a German who lives in a German settlement near his home town received a letter from a friend in the Nazi country. The letter went on to state how well the people were living, how well they were faring in spite of the war. At the end, the writer made special mention of the stamp, ask ing the receiver to be sure to place it in his collection. The re cipient was not a stamp collector; so he wondered. Finally out of cu riosity he steamed the stamp from the envelope. Under it, in a very fine but legible hand, was written “We are starving.” —o— Allie Wood tells this one: A local man was turkey hunting. He had flushed the flock, built his blind, and waited his wait, giving an oc casional gobble on his gobbler. Fi nally his effort were rewarded. There a few yards away stood the prize of prize he-turkeys. The man calmly, with his gun stock resting on his knee, raised his caller, point ed it at the unsuspecting fowl and pulled the trigger of his trusty gun, shooting straight into the heavens. I sometimes wonder a bit at my self—about something even my best friends wouldn’t tell me. For it’s only, in the majority of cases, the women who ever hand me a com pliment on the efforts contained herein. —o— The bird season is on and I am off, as usual. -—o— Santa Claus letters will soon be in order; but I do not believe that I will waste the effort this year. I didn’t get the things I asked for last year. But I suppose if one doesn’t succeed, he should try and try again. —o— There is a barber in town who does a bit of hunting now and then—for turkey mostly. And the pleasure he evidently gets from the hunts is something to marvel at. It would be my guess that there are many in the city who have more in a material way that are out of the picture when it comes to real living. And there are many of us who would give a lot to be able to paint word pictures of his hunts as he can and does. He’s got something there. Johnny Bennett, who is now somewhere in South America and who has known some Germans rather intimately in his meandering about the world, tells his father that the Germans are good people but have to look for leadership in someone else. —o— Ralph Knight, head of the indus trial arts department of the high school, began his teaching career in Puerto Rico. He went down to take a job teaching English and arts without knowing a word of the Puerto Rican tongue, Spanish. Needless to say he mastered the Rhumba language and stayed a mong the people there for two and a half years. The war called him home. Just between you and me, I believe that he still has a soft spot in his heart for the “manana” country. IX MEMORIAM In memory of George E. Barnes, Who died Nov. 25, 1938. Just one year ago today, When they laid you away, We tried so hard to be< brave, As you were lowered in the grave. But this was very hard to do, When we were parted from you. We have missed thoe, And hope that we May meet again some day In that peaceful home far away. Nephew and Wife, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Little. 5 Franklin - House Miss Frances Winifred House be came the bride of Benjamin Peter Franklin on Thanksgiving Day, in a late afternoon ceremony- marked by simplicity and charm. The vows were spoken at half after four o’clock in the Weldon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Richard S. Fountain, pastor of the church, officiating. Cathedral tapers in seven branch ed standards cast a soft glow over the wedding scene and floor bas kets of giant white chrysanthe mums placed at intervals complet ed the lovely decorations. A proram of nuptial music was presented by Greigg Fountain, or ganist, and Mrs. Sterling B. Pierce, soloist. Mr. Fountain played “To An Evening Star” by Tannhauser, "Ave Maria”, by Franz Scheubert and “Liebestraum” by Liszt and accompanied*Mrs. Pierce who sang “When I Have Sung My Songs”, and “O Promise Me”. Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from the opera Lo hengrin was used as the proces Make this a year of PRACTICAL GIFTS, and select yolirs EARLY — at COBURNS. We have a special Holiday stock of Gift Goods for practically every member of the family. You’ll find prices low, and selections complete, so choose your Gifts this Week-End! CHENEY TIES in New Patterns for Christmas. Priced only STETSON HATS A Gift any man can use. Priced only - COPLAN TIES in Smart Silk and Wool. jP #| Special for Gifts, at - 3 VC Interwoven Sox Large assortment of QP patterns. As low as - Ovv BEDROOM SLIPPERS 97c to 2.98 Large Showing of Styles for Men and Women!__ « VITALITIES REDUCED! One assortment At Q d> M OP of several styles'? Ji ^ nt '?ili to Close Out for ** M-* m h GOOD DRESS SHOES for Men and Women. Ideal 1% A A Christmas Gifts. Only - - y iiavO Rorsheim and Nunn-Bush Shoes for Men! LADIES SILK HOSE 48c Full-Fashioned, Pure-Thread Silk. On Sale - • Bershire and Kayser Hose . . . 68c to $1. COBURN’S sional, McDowell’s “To A Wild Rose” was softly played during the ceremony, and Mendelssohn’s Wed ding March was used as the re cessional. Ushers for the ceremony were J. O. Lawson of South Boston, Er nest Franklin of Danville, brother of the bridegroom, and George My ers of Danville, Va. Miss Frances King, of Weldon, as maid of honor, was the bride’s only attendant. She wore an after noon dress of plum crepe with matching accessories and her flow ers were pink roses arid valley lilies. The bride, who was given in mar riage by her father, was lovely in a street dress of grotto blue faille crepe. Her black felt hat was trim med with skunk and her other ac cessories matched her hat.. Her becoming costume was completed with a shoulder spray of gardenias. She was met at the altar by the bridegroom attended by James Powell of Danville, Va., as best man. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Howard V. Bounds entertained at an informal recep tion for the bridal party and out of town guests. Miss Frances King received at the door and Miss Katherine Pierce, Mrs. E. G. Clark and Mrs. Sterling B. Pierce assisted in en tertaining and serving. Later in the evening the couple left for a wedding trip, the bride adding a coat of black cloth with skunk trimming for traveling. Mrs. Franklin is the only daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. House of Weldon. She is a graduate of | Weldon High School and Stratford College, Danville, Va. Mr. Franklin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Franklin of Dan ville, Va. He attended Hampton Sidney College and is now connect ed with the Liggett Myers Tobacco Co. in Lexington, Ky., where he and his bride will be at home. Among the out of town guests in Weldon for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. Culpepper, Misses Nancy May and Mary Ellen Culpepper, Mrs. George Myers, Mrs. James Powell, all of Danville, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Julian Franklin of High Point, Mr. and Mrs. George Scoggins of Warrenton; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. House of Enfield; Mrs. John D. House, Miss Sue House, Miss Mary Jane House and Mrs. R. W. Hamill all of Thelma; Mrs. A. L. House of Washington, D. C.; and Mrs. Chas. Dixon of Winston-Salem. Miss House and Mr. Franklin were honored on the eve of their marriage following the rehearsal by Miss Frances King when she enter tained at a beautifully appointed buffet supper. The nuptial color scheme of green and white was effectively carried out in the decorations. The dining room was illuminated with candle light and the lace covered table was centered with a lovely ar rangement of white chrysanthe mums and fern in a silver bowl, flanked by white tapers in silver candelabra. A supper was served to the bridal party and a few intimate friends. IN MEMORIAM In memory of John Burgess, who died Nov. 28, 1939. God called you and He knew best, He sent for you to come and rest, Among His beautiful flowers up there, Of which He takes tender care. We missed you then and now, But we have tried somehow, To think a bud was needed, Although for you we pleaded. It was then we had to sigh, As we told you good-bye, But we will meet on that shore And shall be happy forevermore. Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Little CARD OF THANKS I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to my many friends who were so kind in helpful deeds, comforting words and beautiful floral designs in my recent bereavement, the loss of my beloved husband; especially do I want to thank Dr. Stephenson and the hospital staff. Mrs. C. C. Langford. CARD OF THANKS We are glad to say that our daughter, Jewel, has been able to return to school after a period of llness in the Roanoke Rapids Hos pital. We appreciate and wish to thank the many friends, doctors and nurses for their kindness dur ing her illness. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brigman.