August 30-Sept. 5, 1948
Reidsville and county schools have delayed their opening to Sept. 14 at the request of the County Board of Health.
The Health Board, meeting with school authorities in the office of county school superintendent J. Allan Lewis in Wentworth, suggested the opening be put off until the polio epidemic has abated even more.
Reidville schools had planned to open Sept. 7, and county schools had set a Sept. 8 opening day.
Meanwhile, Regina Barham, 5, of Rt. 4, Reidsville, is the county's latest polio victim. She was admitted to the polio hospital in Greensboro this week.
With most industries, retail stores and government offices closed, Labor Day figures to be a quiet day in the county, except maybe in Leaksville, where the Tri-City Fair will open for a six-day run. ... Evening trade and industrial classes will be available in the fall and winter months at the Spray Vocational School, Tilden W. Bridges, principal of the township vocational school, announced. ... Reidsville pilot William Lefevers Jr. flew his midget Fanon II plane at an average speed of 148.2 mph in time trials at Cleveland, qualifying him for Goodyear Trophy events at the National Air Races next week in the Ohio city. ... Harold V. Walters of Reidsville has been granted a license as a heating contractor by the state Board of Examiners of Plumbing and Heating Contractors.
W.R. Lloyd, previously with the State Department of Internal Revenue in Burlington, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, has been assigned to the department's Reidsville office as deputy collector. ... Hail storms and high winds did extensive damage to tobacco crops in the Williamsburg and Happy Home communities. County Farm Agent J. Ed Foil estimated damages at $50,000. ... Several Richmond County farmers joined a large group of Rockingham farmers in a tour of outstanding pasture projects in the Poteat and Lawsonville communities. County Agent T.D. Williamson said the purpose of the tour was to acquaint the farmers with the proper steps for establishing a permanent or temporary pasture.
For the college-bound man: Suits, $47.50 to $60; topcoats, $39.50 to $60.
For the college-bound woman: Wool and corduroy sport jackets, $8.95 to $16.95; all-wool fall skirts, $3.98 to $14.95.
For the laundry: Octogon soap powder, large package, 22 cents.