August 11-17, 1952
C.R. Oliver, chairman of the Mayor's Committee that has been promoting a Highway 29 bypass of Reidsville, said a poll conducted by the Reidsville Review indicates most citizens are for the bypass.
A ballot was printed in the newspaper asking readers to vote for or against the bypass, Oliver said no "no" were ballots returned.
Trucking companies also have been pushing for the bypass. One trucking company traffic expert estimated the proposed truck loop around Reidsville would save drivers almost half an hour per trip. The trucks now must go through the heart of town, making frequent stops for the many traffic lights along the way and creating a lot of noise as they rumble through town.
Bob Poole, the Stoneville native who made it big with his "Poole's Paradise" talk and music show on the Mutual Broadcasting network, is relocating from New York to Greensboro's WBIG, where he began his radio career before the war. ... Bloodhounds were used by Sheriff Leon W. Worsham to track two inmates at State Prison Camp No. 500 at Wentworth, who fled a work crew on a road north of Reidsville. They were caught 9 hours later in a tobacco field on the Danville Road. ... A couple of days later, two more inmates, both from Rockingham County, escaped from a work crew but had not been caught at week's end.
The Mayodan women's softball team advanced to the finals of the sixth annual Carolinas' YMCA senior softball tournament being played in Mayodan. The Mayodan team beat Rock Hill, S.C., and Spartanburg. The championship game with Kannapolis was postponed because of rain. ... The Reidsville Junior Service League has launched "Operation Clothes Closet" to help the Community Chest supply clothing to the needy. Mrs. Bailey H. Gray, the league's chairman of welfare and community service, said league members will rummage through their own wardrobes and will accept contributions from others who want to help. ... W.C. "Mutt" Burton, Greensboro Daily News' Rockingham County correspondent, will perform in two plays this summer at the Flat Rock Playhouse. He has performed at the Parkway Playhouse at Burnsville for the past five years, commuting between Reidsville and the mountain theaters.
Car for sale: 1952 Hudson Pacemaker two-door Broughan, $2,248.42.
Boys' wear: Sanforized play shorts, two pair, $1.