April 8-14, 1951
John Sasser, at 27, is one of the youngest principals of an accredited high school in the state.
For that, he can take much of the credit. Sasser has been principal of Leaksville High School since 1947. Within a year after taking over, he got the school accredited.
Since then, he has been expanding the school's offerings, adding such courses as public speaking, journalism, sociology, bookkeeping and economics. He also is encouraging greater use of audiovisual aids, and he has set up a guidance counselor office.
As busy as he has been at school, Sasser also has been just as busy in community life, serving as president of the Leaksville-Spray Jaycees, a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, a member of the Lions Club and as a committee chairman with the Boy Scouts Cherokee Council.
The spring meeting of the Orange Presbytery will be held at the Madison Presbyterian Church in the coming week. ... The Pomona Grange at Stoneville will sponsor a hybrid corn production contest for farmers of the county, offering cash prizes and a loving cup to top producers. ... The Reidsville Luckies are ready for the opening of the Carolina League baseball season, but Manager Herb Brett said he hopes to add a couple more pitchers to go with a strong starting lineup.
There will be competition for town board seats in both Leaksville and Draper, with 18 candidates filing for five seats on the Draper board and eight seeking five seats in Leaksville. Draper Mayor Archie Daniels will be opposed by former town commissioner Homer J. Vernon, but Leaksville Mayor John Smith is unopposed in his reelection bid. ... While negotiations between union and management remain stalled, Fieldcrest Mills Vice President H.W. Whitcomb said the company will provide hot lunches and milk for school children in the Leaksville-Spray area. He said this will relieve parents of one worry while they are without paychecks because of the strike. ... Parking meters are coming to downtown Reidsville, the city council authorizing a one-year experiment with the meters on Morehead, Gilmer and Scales streets.
Easter finery: Milan straw bandeau bonnet with fresh-look flower trim, $10.
Easter flower: Large orchid corsage, $2.79.
Easter candy: Easter basket filled with delicious candies, $1.98.