LEAKSVILLE AWARDS CONTRACT FOR PAVING
April 5-11 1923
Much of the paving will be in the business section, but there will be some residential work done also.
The Hedrick bid was under engineer estimates. Sidewalks were bid at $1.60 per square yard, and five inches asphalt paving came in at $2.70 per yard.
Work will be started as soon as the ground dries up enough. It is expected to be completed by November.
E.R. Harris, W.D. Hightower and George Lewis of Reidsville and J.D. Busick of Madison have gone to New Orleans to attend the annual Confederate Veterans Reunion in that city. ... One of the most charming parties of the season was given this week by Mrs. John B. Ray at her home in Leaksville in honor of Mrs. E.D. Pitcher, who sails next week for Europe where she will spend several months. Mrs. Ray decorated her home with greenery interspersed with jonquils, carnations and hyacinths. ... The gymnasium girls of the Draper YMCA also honored Mrs. Pitcher with a party in the gymnasium. About 70 girls were present in their gym costumes of white middies, black bloomers, white tennis shoes and black head bands and ties.
More than 100 persons participated in a benefit bridge tournament at the Belvedere Hotel in Reidsville under the auspices of the Art and Travel Club. Proceeds from the tournament and auction that also was conducted will go to the city library. ... The county commissioners have opted not to have a revaluation of real estate this year and instead let the present assessment stand. Under a statute enacted by the legislature last year, commissioners in each county have the option of when to do a revaluation. ... A large delegation of Rotarians from neighboring cities in Guilford, Forsyth and Rockingham counties and from Virginia were entertained by the Leaksville-Spray Rotary Club at the Hotel Colonnade this week as the Leaksville-Spray club received its Rotary charter.
An even break was the result of a dual debate in Reidsville and Leaksville between the high schools of those towns. Leaksville's affirmative won over Reidsville's negative in Leaksville, while the Reidsville affirmative won over the Leaksville negative in Reidsville. Members of the debate teams were Susie Sharp and Dillard Green (affirmative) and Leo Pritchett and Elwood Carroll (negative) for Reidsville; Sidney Hall and Herman Forbes (affirmative) and Joseph Bondurant and Barney Walker (negative) for Leaksville.
At the movies: "The Red Widow" with Myrtle Vail.
Have a cup of java: Arbuckle's ground roasted coffee, 26 cents per pound.
For milady's head: Hats of Milan, Taffeta, Timbo, Visca Cloth and novel combinations, $10 to $25.
Sporting goods: Baseballs, 25 cents to $1.50; gloves $1 and up.