December 7-13, 1947
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has ordered a 28 percent cut in tobacco quotas for next year, and that could leave Rockingham County with a lot of idle farm land, County Farm Agent J. Ed Foil fears.
Foil has scheduled a meeting of farmers in the agricultural building at Reidsville to talk about other uses of the land that will produce additional income.
Foil said about 6,000 acres of land in the county will be taken out of production as a result of the cut. He estimated there will be 35,000 acres of open land available to use for some other purpose than growing tobacco.
A check for $21,150 has been mailed to Rockingham County in the first distribution of income from the increased taxes on beer and wine. The state Department of Revenue also sent checks to the county's five incorporated communities: Leaksville, $972.82; Reidsville, $5,357.72; Madison, $868.11; Mayodan, $1,198.72; Stoneville, $310.21. ... Willie C. Watts of Reidsville pleaded guilty in Superior Court to robbery from the person but has not yet been sentenced. He admitted taking $2 at gunpoint from Lawrence Bethel but said all he was doing was getting back the $2 that Bethel cheated him out of in a poker game the previous night.
Funeral for PFC Pervy W. Bolicka, one of the first war dead returned to the Tri-Cities, was held at Draper Methodist Church, with burial following in Dan View Cemetery. Pvt. Bolick was wounded in Germany and died Dec. 20, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Roxie, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Bolick of Draper. ... An automobile license bureau will open Dec. 15 in Leaksville. Heretofore, motorists and vehicle owners have had to go to Reidsville, which previously had the only license bureau in the county. ... Bobby Jones, left guard and co-captain, has been named most valuable player of the 1947 Reidsville High Golden Lions in a vote of the players. He was given a silver cup by the Reidsville Lions Club.
At the movies: "Green Dolphin Street" with Lana Turner.
Christmas Gift idea: Silk scarves in printed patterns, $1.98 to $2.98.
Another idea: Bulova 21-jewel wrist watch, $49.50 women, $57.50 men.
Something for the home: 32-piece set of Virginia Rose pattern dishes, $8.95.
Music for the holidays: Classical albums, $3.08 to $6.03; popular albums, $3.25 to $3.41.