December 31, 1925-January 6, 1926 

A fire did considerable damage on The Boulevard in Leaksville-Spray, but it now appears most of the damaged buildings will be replaced. 

A contract already has been let to rebuild the hardware store occupied by Harris-Osborne Hardware Company, and it is reported that architect J.W. Hopper is at work on plans for a handsome brick store to house the burned Helner Department Store. 

The Spray Drug and Chemical Co., owner of the burned Telephone Exchange building, is considering erection of a fire-proof building for the telephone exchange. If this is built, the telephone company likely will install the dial system of telephones. 

Other buildings that were damaged by the fire have been repaired or are undergoing repair. 

"A plumber in every home" has become the unofficial motto in Madison as a result of the recent intensely cold weather. When the freezing weather struck, water lines in many homes burst. With too few plumbers available to handle the demand, many residents had to do their own plumbing repairs. ... M.A. Murphy, manager of the Huwill 5 and 10 Cents store in Leaksville, was rushed to the hospital when he was stricken with a severe attack of pneumonia while working at the store. ... Work will begin immediately on a new Route 65 between Madison and Wentworth. The old rock road that extends out of Madison for two miles will be torn up and replaced with a good top-soil road. 

During the recent holidays, Danville, Va., was a frequent destination for Rockingham couples. Among those motoring there to get married were Thomas Cecil Butler and Miss Katherine S. Newton of Reidsville; Z. Wright Griffith of Reidsville and Miss Nannie Hall of Ruffin; Robert Hand and Miss Daisy I. Rodgers of near Reidsville; Jesse Lindsey and Miss Jessie V. Gammons, both of Reidsville. ... But Squire Numa Winstead in Reidsville also was quite busy handling affairs of Dan Cupid. He married nine couples during the holiday period. ... Madison Rotarians began their 1926 year with a banquet at the high school in honor of their wives. About 100 people attended the affair at which Winston-Salem newspaper editor Harry Dwire was the speaker. He was introduced by T.J. Robertson, publisher of the Madison Messenger. 

Playing this week: Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra at the National Theater in Greensboro; tickets $2.50/orchestra to $1/balcony. 

Let's go for a ride: Oldsmobile Six touring coach, $890. 

For the home: spinet desk, $28.50.

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