February 11-17, 1951
Jim Victor Manley, 17-year-old Coast Guardsman from Denver, Colo., was found unconscious and nearly frozen to death on Highway 29 about six miles south of Reidsville.
He was the apparent victim of a man who had offered him a ride from the telegraph office to the bus station in Greensboro. He said he fell asleep in the man's car and the next thing he knew he was in Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, where he was taken by a Greensboro couple who saw him lying in snow on the side of the road.
Authorities speculated that the man who offered young Manley a ride drove him into the countryside and pushed him from the car after robbing him.
Manley had gone to the telegraph office to wire home for $20. He also had had something to drink and may have been a bit addled when his supposed benefactor stopped to offer him a ride.
A union election at the Fieldcrest Hosiery plant at Fieldale ended in a 105-105 tie, which means the union lost since a majority would have been required for it to represent the workers. ... C. Reginald Strouse of Mebane has been named full-time secretary of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds J.C. Fulton, who resigned several months ago after 10 years to return to the tobacco business. ... The Matrimony Grange near Stoneville has elected Jesse Price, Dallas Rakestraw, Lawrence Pratt, Fred Davis and Harry Nelson as trustees and also has appointed a building committee to plan a new Grange Hall. The hall will be built on a lot donated by Mrs. L.O. Pratt and Louie Pratt.
Miss Virginia Cochran, 17, of Draper, was fatally injured when she stepped in front of a car on Route 700 near Draper. Witnesses told police she was attempting to pick up her watch crystal, which she had dropped, when she stepped into the path of the oncoming car. ... Mrs. Karl Bishopric of Spray spoke on soil conservation at a meeting of the Primrose Garden Club in Greensboro. ... A number of social affairs have been held in Leaksville and Spray for Mrs. R.N. Hunt, who with her husband, Dr. Hunt, and children moved to Lexington this week.
A Valentine suggestion: Nunnally's array of chocolate treats, one-pound box, $2. Let's go for a ride: Kaiser-Frazer's two-door Henry J, $1,299.
Help wanted: Invoice clerk, 5-day week, $160.