August 25-31, 1952
The State Highway Commission has promised a Reidsville delegation that it will consider building a $1.5 million bypass. The delegation, appointed by Mayor George Hunt and headed by newspaper editor C.R. Oliver, urged the commission to authorize the bypass, which would involve about six miles of grading and paving.
But, although most surveys show that the bypass proposal is supported by a majority of Reidsville citizens, there is some opposition to it, and according to one report, the opponents are waging a verbal war to keep it from happening.
About 15,000 students are expected when Rockingham County's four school systems open in the coming week. The new school year also will feature the opening of a consolidated senior high school in Leaksville Township. ... The county school opening has been put off from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5 to give farmers more time to harvest their tobacco crops. ... Perry Baking Company of Leaksville has received a certificate of incorporation with authorized capital of $20,000. The principals are W.N. Perry Jr., Mrs. Marie Perry and C.M. Sparks, all of Leaksville.
Sgt. George W. Carter, the son of Mrs. W.O. Carter of Route 4 Reidsville, has received the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Korea. According to the citation, he led a charge, killing four Chinese soldiers, and then rescued a wounded comrade. ... Two Rockingham County girls have been admitted to the Central Convalescent Hospital in Greensboro for treatment of polio. They are Branda Kathleen Payne, the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.O. Payne of Madison, and Gloria L. Carter, the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Carter of Leaksville. ... The Reidsville Fire Department has received a $16,000 fire truck from American LaFrance Company. The vehicle, to be Truck No. 4 in the department, is capable of pumping 750 gallons of water per minute.
Take a trip: Greyhound round-trip fare from Greensboro to New York City, $19.30.
For cleaner floors: Sears Powermate vacuum, $99.95.