PROVIDING WENTWORTH WITH ELECTRICITY
Week of August 17-23, 1922
The Rockingham County commissioners are investigating the cost of an electric power and lighting line from Reidsville to Wentworth.
If built, the line would convey power and lighting to the courthouse, jail, county home, the new Farm-Life School and the county playground.
It will depend on cost of construction whether the commissioners order the work done.
There is a movement afoot among the Masonic lodges at Reidville, Leaksville, Madison and Ruffin to organize into one big body and hold an annual meeting at the county playground. ... Reidsville graded schools will open Sept. 6. Meanwhile work on Reidsville's new high school is progressing satisfactorily. It is being built in a grove of trees near the Franklin Street school. ... Percy Gunn, well-known farmer and merchant, was cut by a life-long friend, A.G. Carter, in an incident apparently precipitated by Gunn throwing a rock at Carter's dog as Carter and the dog approached Gunn's store six miles west of Reidsville. Gunn was hospitalized in Greensboro. ... Harry Burgess was given five years and Ruck Odell was given three years by Judge Brock in Superior Court after the two men were convicted of assaulting a small girl at Spray earlier this year. ... C.A. Whitsett has let a contract for $70,000 for a building of reinforced concrete with brick veneer to go on the site of the old Watt's Leader Warehouse on Gilmer Street in Reidsville. The new building will be two stories, 110 by 100 feet, and will have four storerooms on the first floor and offices on the second.
Mrs. Lou Thacker, who was born near Stoneville August 20, 1811, marked her 111th birthday this week. She is said to be as chipper as a person of 60. Her husband, Chester Thacker, died 24 years ago at age 94. ... When Mr. and Mrs. J.M Ross celebrated their 60th anniversary August 13, a sumptuous dinner was spread under hickory trees at their homestead near Reidsville. Those attending included six children, 28 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.
For the home: Sellers kitchen cabinet in golden oak, with all-metal flour bin, $45.
At the movies: "Good Night Paul" with Constance Talmadge; "The Masqueraders" with Guy Bates Post.