August 17-23, 1947 

The Salvation Army's 1947 financial campaign in Reidsville will be launched Sept. 9 with Roy L. Blaylock as chairman. 

Blaylock has named three committees and their chairmen: Advanced Gifts, Alex Johnson; Industrial, R.R. Rascoe; Business, Paul Hastings. 

He predicted Reidsville citizens will rally to the support of the Army's appeal as they have in the past. "The Salvation Army is to be commended for the splendid service it has rendered and is rendering to Reidsville." 

One of the Army's newest projects is a playground that it operated for the first time last summer. That is Reidsville's only public playground. 

August 13 marked the close of a very successful five weeks at Camp Chinqua-Penn for Reidsville Girls Scouts. The camp being new, craft were a major activity for each unit, with shelves being built, clothes lines laced, bridges built, campfire and out-of-door cooking sites located and waterfront dock built. There were hikes for 1 miles to Hester Lake and, for advanced campers, there was a seven-mile overnight bicycle trip. Other activities included lifesaving classes, barn dance, sketching, hay ride, folk dancing and singing. ... Mrs. W.T. Amos was hostess to the Wednesday Bridge Club in Leaksville. Mrs. S.E.Pace, Mrs. R.H. Price and Mrs. Richard Tuttle received score prizes. ... The Reidsville and Leaksville Exchange clubs held a joint meeting at Cherokee Boy Scout Camp where young people from Leaksville presented a "Youth Takes a Bow" amateur show. 

Marie Watkins, Miss Reidsville of 1947, reported to the Reidsville Jaycees on her trip to the North Carolina state beauty pageant at Wrightsville Beach. ... Thomas A. Wall Jr., 23, a war veteran, is missing from his home at Route 4, Reidsville. The family asked that anyone who has seen him since last Friday or have any information about his whereabouts contact them or the sheriff's office. ... An Anderson, S.C., man wanted for a shooting on a Southern Railway passenger train has been apprehended in Georgia and has waived extradition back to Reidsville. Authorities said Lonnie Byrd, 27, shot William Lindsey of Gainesville, Ga., as the train approached the Reidsville station and then jumped from the train and fled before officers could reach the station. ... Claude P. Smith and Robert S. Hopkins of Reidsville have left for Cleveland, Ohio, where they have entered a plane they designed and built in the Goodyear Trophy Race at the National Air Races. Smith and Hopkins were pilots in World War II. ... A 17-year-old Reidsville youth has been cited for reckless driving as a result of a collision of the youth's car with a horse drawn wagon on U.S. 220 in western Rockingham. Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Snow of Summerfield and six children were on the wagon. All were unhurt except Mrs. Snow, who had a leg injury, and a daughter who was treated at a hospital for minor wounds. 

For the home: Simmons sofa bed, $76.88. 

Playing this week at Leaksville's Grand Theatre: "Temptation" with Merle Oberon and George Brent; "They Won't Believe" with Robert Young and Susan Hayward; "Smoky River Serenade" with Ken Curtis (later to star in the CBS-TV western series Gunsmoke); "Raiders of Peko Basin" with Johnny Mack Brown.

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