January 7-13, 1951 

A referendum has been scheduled for Jan. 20 on the continued legal sale of beer in Rockingham County. 

Opposition to the beer sales is spearheaded by the Rockingham County Ministerial Association, which has scheduled a mass meeting on the issue in the Lawsonville Avenue School auditorium next Sunday. The principal speaker will be Grover Jones, prominent High Point Baptist layman and president of the North Carolina State Baptist Convention. His topic will be The Evils of Beer Traffic. 

County Elections Chairman C. Hunter Moricle said all those who were eligible to vote in the November general elections are eligible to vote in the referendum. Judging has begun in Rockingham's annual Rural Improvement Contest. Fourteen rural communities are vying for cash prizes of $500 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. The contest is sponsored by the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, local banks, bakeries and farm implement dealers, who put up the prize money. ... The Studio Group of Reidsville, an association of county artists, held its annual banquet at Leaksville Country Club, with Felix E. Fournier, president, acting as toastmaster. ... The Leaksville Township school board has called for new bids in March on a new central high school to be built on the Spray-Draper Road. The board took bids earlier but rejected them as too high and since has eliminated an auditorium from the plans. 

The North Carolina Gas Company has begun converting homes in Reidsville to usage of natural gas. ... Horace Hux. a recent graduate of North Carolina State College, has been named assistant farm agent of Rockingham County. Hux was born and reared on a tobacco farm in Edgecomb County. 

Keep warm: All-wool gabardine topcoats, $32.67. 

For milady's feet: "Lizagator" high-heeled shoes, $24.95. 

House for sale: Five-room house on McKnight Mill Road, Greensboro, full bath and garage, $8,200.

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