The Franklin Time
A. F. JOHNSON, Editor and Manager
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, THE UNION
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LOUISBUBQ, N. C, FBIDA^T, DEC. 25TH, 1925
NORTH CAROLINA SUPREME
W. J. Bodgen, of Durham, Appointed
By Coventor McLean 'e FlU Va
Raleigh, Dec. 22.?Associate Justice
L. R. Varser, of the North Carolina
Supreme Court, "pulled one" on his
associates, Coventor McLean and the
public "over Sunday" In handing his
resignation .to his Excellency. Even
the Chief Justice was not aware of
Justice Varser's decision to retire un
til the resignation had been accepted
and a successor named. "Quick as
lighting," so to speak, Governor Mc
Lean called to the vacancy W. J.
Brodgen, prominent member of the
Durham bar and his appointment Is
considered a very happy one and meets
with general approval in the capital
city and in administration circles.
Justice Varser returns to the practice
In Lumberton and will be associated
with Lawrence and Proctor, members
of the late legal firm of Mclntyre,
Lawrence and Proctor.
Institutions, municipalities, organi
zations and Individuals desiring war
trophies may have their desires grati
fied by application to Governor Mc
Lean, who has had placed at his dis
posal a large list of them. The as
sortment includes guns weighing up
to 11,000 pounds each. State lnstltu
tlons are to be given first choice.
' A statement given out by Pardon
Commissioner Sink shows that clem
ency has .been extended to 298 pris
oners Since. the Pardon Commissioner
got Into action last April. There have
been 1,275 applications for pardons
and paroles. 480 were dismissed with
out action, 341 were considered and
declined, making a total of 821 cases
which failed of approval. 130 cases
are now pending.
Transylvania is the latest county
to vote for a minimum eight month
school term and State Superintendent
A. T. Allen "thanks God and 'takes
courage." Transylvania Is the seventh
County In the State to take such action
and Superintendent Allen Is confident
that the sentiment Indicates similar
action by many others in the near
I TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB
On December 8th, at the home of
Mrs. D. F. McKlnne, a most delightful
meeting of the Tuesday Afternoon
Book Club was held. The meeting was
called to order by the president, Mrs.
T. W. Watson. After the minutes of
the last meeting were read and ap
proved and the roll wh called, a
splendid program was rendered.
The first paper of the afternoon,
"Famous Navigators and Heroes," was
read by Mrs. W. E. Ussell. In this pa
per she pictured very Interestingly
some of the trials and hardships of
some of our most famous navigators,
Columbus, Balboa and others.
Mrs. W. E. White then read two
lovely poems of the sea: "Neptune's
Steeds." and "Sea Kings."
Miss Van Eode, accompanied by
Miss Leonard at the piano, played with
rare skill on the violin, "Nocturne,"
After this delightful number Mrs.
McKlnne read several very thrilling
incidents In the lives of some of the
greatest Polar Explorers, Greeley,
Peary, Amundsen, Scott and McMil
Mrs. W. H. Yarborough read the
charming classic, "The Ancient Ma
riner," in which are depicted In the
most dramatic form some of the myths
and superstitions held by sailors.
Concluding the program. Miss Leo
hard very charmingly Interpreted as
piano solo, "A Song of the Sea,"
by Harlet Weir.
Following the profram delicious re
freshments were served.
A.T. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
Special Christmas services will be
held St St Paul's Episcopal church
on Christmas day at 11 o'clock a m.,
with special music, according to an
nouncement of Rev. J. D. Miller, rec
Services Sunday following will be
*t 11 a bl, and 7:M p. m. with Sum
day school it 10 a m.
All ure Invited to attend these serv
Never allude to a new wrinkle In the
presence of n women. How tRey dis
like the word I
IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
The Christmas season awakens in us, in common with
every other human being in Christendom, the realization
that whatever our personal animosities or our petty
quarrels, there is this sublime occasion devoted to peace
and good will on earth.
It brings us to the consciousness that life is something
more than 6elfish pursuit of happiness?that the happi
ness of others is in reality our first concern. It elevates
us to a higher level. It typifies not alone peace and good
will, but carries the essence of unselfishness and pure
love, the most common expression of which is the giving
When the influence of Christmas is so effective that its
spirit shall guide the affairs of every day, the Utopian
age, of which every mortal dreams* will have arrived.
We have this day and if we don't mar its ideal, its fruit
will produce other days of the kind. In the making of a
newspaper, we have an opportunity to view the conflict
ing forces of humanity. We see tie good and the bad,
the selfish and the unselfish. We believe that good is
more active than bad.
If we have been able to promote the right, it has been
due in large measure to the cooperation of our patrons.
We sincerely hope that the support we have received
will continue and grow. For all received, we are hearti
ly thankful and in return in the spirit of Christmas, we
extend our heartiest greetings and good wishes.
One of the prettiest weddings of
the Christmas season was solemnised
Thursday of last week at high noon at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. 8.
Howell, when their sister, Miss Jua
nlta Francis Bunn, became the bride
of Mr. Leo Hardy Bagwell of Raleigh.
The home was lovely with its de
corations of ferns and evergreens
softened by the subdued glow of
Mrs. J. A. Mclver sang In a very
Impressive manner Cadman's "At
Dawning," while Mrs. Luther Whit
taker presided at the piano.
Before an improvised altar of ever
greens, ferns and poinsettla against
a background of white stood the of
ficiating minister, Rev. J. A. Mclver
of the Baptist Church. He used an
original ceremony quoting from
Browning's "Rabbi Ben Esra" and
from the Book of Ruth, closing with
the solemn words which made them
husband and wife.
The attendants were Mr. Butro Bag
well, of Raleigh, brother of the groom
as best man and Miss Dosla Upchurch
as maid of honor. Miss Upchurch
wore a lovely fur-trimmed crepe of
Alice blue. The bride entered on the
arm of her brother, Mr. James R.
Bunn. of Henderson, who gave her in
She wore a beautiful chiffon broad
cloth of rust with accessories to
match and carried a boquet of bride'*
rose* and valley llllie*.
Immediately after the ceremony,
amidst showers of rice and of good
wishes the couple left far a bridal
tour. On their return they will be
at home in Raleigh after January
The bride is the attractive young
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Bunn, of this city. For the past two
years she. has been a student at Carey
high school where Mr. Bagwell was
athletic coach. It was there that the
romance began which culminated so
happily in Thursday's ceremony.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mr*.
H. B. Bagwell, of Raleigh and is well
spoken of by all who know him. The
good wishes of a host of friends of
the young couple were substantially
attested by the splendid array of beau
Out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Bagwell, Mr. Butrow Bag
well. and Miss Daisy Bagwell, of
Raleigh; Mrs. B. T, Allen, of Ells
beth City; Mrs. Frank Jones and Mrs.
N. R. May of Bunn; Mrs. R. E. Smith,
of Wilson; Mr. and Mr*. Jams* R.
Bunn, of Henderson; Miss Mattie
May Bagwell of Portsmuoth, Va., Miss
Annie Pearoe and Louis Winston of
Franklin toe; Mr. and Mr. Lsland L
Raines and Miss Mabel Hunt, of Wake
A Chicago philanthropist, S?, will
wed hls~nurse. The nurse, M, is also
V MITCHELL'S CONVICTION
Speaking of Col. Mitchell's convic
tion by the Court Martial trial Arthur
Brisbane, America's greatest writer
A court martial finds Colonel Mit
chell guilty. Guilty of what? Telling
the Truth, of course, about a lot of
official Incompetents and rendering
an Important service to his country.
The "conviction" of Colonel Mit
chell convicts the War Department, In
the public estimation, sot Mitchell.
In this whole performance the pub
lic ean find one comfort. The politi
cal career of Mr. Weeks, formerly Sec
retary of War, Is as completely ended
as that of a mackerel carefully salted
and .pressed down at the bottom eof
Colonel Mitchell's career Is just be
ginning. The people will not forget
a man of courage, who has refused to
Join the lickspittle brigade of officers
that say whatever they are expected
to any, covering the stupidity of su
periors that they may be rewarded with
Mitchell ought now to run for Sena
tor on the Democratic ticket In Wis
consin. He would teach a useful les
son to some blind Republicans. '
Wisconsin appreciates men of cour
age And has not forgotten that Colonel
Mitchell's grandfather. In the early
days, was one of the beet builders of
the great State of Wisconsin.
The main thing is that the people
have, learned the truth from Mitchell.
What he has said about the miserable
Incompetency of our aircraft has been
confirmed by men that understand
The rest of the Mitchell story will
be laid Inside of Congress and outside
by Mitchell himself.
RECEPTION FOR MR. AND MR&.
Miss Beatrice Turner very charm
ingly entertained at bridge Tuesday
night of last week In honor of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Malone, Jr.. who were
recently married. The guests were
[met at the door by Miss Ina Rouse
and conducted to the dressing room
by Mrs. Frank Rose.
After five hands at bridge, a deli
cious salad course and ice cream and
cake were served. The hostess then
presented the gueats of honor with
a lovely gift The top score prise for
the men went to James Parham and
the women's prise to Mrs. Weldon
PARTY FOR RECENT BRIDE
Mrs .H. I* Best gave a delightful
bridge party Wednesday night of last
week In honor of Mrs. James Malone,
Jr., a recent bride. After several spir
ited-geones of bridge, a delicious salad
course and tea were served by the
hoateas and her daughter, Miss Mary
AMONG THE VISITORS
SOME YOU KNOW AND SOME YOl
I>0 SOT KNOW.
Pergonal Items About Folks Am
Their Friends Who Travel H*r?
Mrs. H. G. Perry visited Henderson
the past week.
Miss Louise Taylor, who is teaching
expression in Lewiaburg, W. Va? came
home Sunday to* spend the holidays.
Airs. Irene Pock, of Charlotte, is
spending the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Taylqr.
Mr. C. W. Southall, who is attending
school at Atlanta, is at home to spend
Mr. F. B. McKinne, of Goldsboro. was
a visitor to Lonisburg Sunday.
Miss Louise Thomas, of Raleigh,
spent the week end with her brother,
Mr. E. F. Thomas.
Mr. S. A .Newell went to Raleigh
WOMAN'S AUXILIARY SAREPTA
The Woman's Auxiliary of Sarepta
M. & Church held its regular month
ly meeting at the home of Mrs. T. R.
Gupton, December 19, 1926.
Both president and vice-president
being absent, the meeting was called
to order by Miss Helen Alston and
the following program was rendered:
Bible reading, Miss Helen ATfton: "
Roll call and minutes, Mrs. T. R.
A very interesting letter from Miss
Irene Gupton to the Missionary So
ciety was read. She is one of our
members who is now oft at college.
Poem, "Which is your Class?" Mrs.
F. 8. Leonard.
Poem, "In a Friendly Sort O'way,"
by Mrs. P. W. Gupton.
Song, "Throw Out the Life Line,"
The meeting was then turned over
to the hostess who served delicious
The following members were pres
ent: Mesdames T. R. Gupton, P. W.
Gupton, F. S. Leonard, J. D. Alston
and Miss Helen Alston.
The next meeting will be held with
Mrs. F. S. Leonard, January 1C, 1926.
Ws observed the special week of
prayer and on November 7, 1926, we
had a special meeting at the church.
This was the only day the society
met daring the week, but the prayers
continued on through the week for
the missionaries. One of the members
suggested that each pay a quarter and
this special offering amounted to $2.76.
MISS HELEN ALSTON.
CEDAR BOCK NEWS
Dear Editor:?Aa we begin to write
these few lines, a thought of sadness
steals over us, when we must say
good-bye to you and 1925. As we
glance back over the year we see
many things we wish we had done.
We wish to thank you tor the Interest
you hare, shown us during the past
year. We wish you a Merry Christ
mas and may you and the Franklin
Times hare a prosperous New Tear.
But another thought comes to us
for the New Year. That is gladness.
It has been said, we either go forward
or backward. We can safely say we
are going forward. We have better
churches, better schools, roads and
farmers. With these improvements,
we will all pat our shoulders to the
wheel for a better 1926.
We call attention . to services for,
week end Sunday school at 10 o'clock.
Preaching 11 o'clock by Pastor R. P.
We must say our pastor brought us
last second Sunday a real "love mes
sage." He talked on stewardship.
We will make a canvass for our budget
next Sunday p. m. Come to hear him.
his sermons are tine.
& T. P. U. <30; preaching T:S0.
Regret you did not have a comfort
able tire early last Sunday, but come
on folks and be comfortable next Sun
day morning. Guarantee good fir
Come and see.
We again say best wishes to e
county paper, Fraaklta
The. man who cries loudest for JuS
tlce yelps whan he
Umbrellas make good gifts
borrow them 'back