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August 30-Sept. 5, 1923

 Leaksville Lumber Co. has been awarded a contract to build a five-story storage plant near the Leaksville railway station for the Marshall Field Corp.

The building, to be of concrete construction, will be 216 feet by 116 feet and will cost about $175,000. It will have a basement and a sprinkler system for fire protection.

Leaksville Lumber is to complete it in 150 days. The company already is tearing down a two-story frame storage building on the site.

Chicago-based Marshall Field will use the building to store products made by its textile plants in North Carolina and Virginia and as a distribution center. The facility also will house some of the raw materials used in manufacturing.

The State Highway Commission has let contracts for $252,892 and $29,017 for an 8.22-mile paved road and structures between Reidsville and Greensboro. ... Too much rain fell during the past week for the good of the tobacco crop. The heavy rains could cause second growth that would lower the quality and delay ripening of the crop. ... W. Frank Burton was awakened by unusual noises one night this week. When he investigated, he found three young men looting his store near his house. He fired several shots into the door, ordered the thieves to come out with hands up and held them until Sheriff Smith could be summoned.

Reidsville merchants are decorating their stores for Farmers Day, to be held later this week. ... The Madison Messenger editorially has suggested that Lt. Gov. W.B. Cooper must resign in light of his indictment for irregularities that led to the failure of a Wilmington bank that he, his brother and son ran. ... The Messenger also says Gov. Morrison should be ashamed after being cited for speeding for a second time this year. ... Mrs. J.J. Van Noppen has been elected president of the Dolley Madison Book Club in Madison. ... Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bishopric have returned to their home on Highland Drive in Leaksville after spending a month in Canada, New York and Boston.

For the college-bound man: Suits, $19.75 and $24.75; pants, $2.95 to $5.95.

For the college-bound woman: Dressy coats trimmed with fur, starting at $59.53; dresses starting at $29.50.

For the laundry: 15 Octagon soap cakes, $1.

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