POWER LINES PLANNED TO BRING ELECTRICITY TO
January 6-12, 1927
Engineers of Southern Power Company are surveying and securing right-of-way from Leaksville to Stoneville to put in poles to provide electricity to that town. The line then will be extended from Stoneville to Mayodan and Madison, at which time Southern will be providing electricity to every municipality in the county.
Voters in both Stoneville and Madison recently voted to sell their municipal power systems to Southern. Stoneville voters agreed to give Southern a 60-year franchise.
Miss Gertrude Glenn, who was elected to the Stoneville Board of Commissioners last year and now serves the town as clerk and treasurer, is believed to be the first woman in the state to be elected to a municipal board. ... Two Reidsville retail businesses have been placed in the hands of receivers. The Reid-Rock shoe store had been in business about a year when it closed. M. Marks and Son, a men's haberdashery, has put both its Reidsville and Greensboro stores in bankruptcy. The firm is owned by a Baltimore corporation. ... "Uncle Billy" Fitzgerald, unofficial Reidsville weather forecaster, says the area may not have had snow yet but it is coming, predicting this is likely if the fogs that occurred during the month of August count for anything.
The Rev. C.M. White has resigned as pastor of Spray Baptist Church to become pastor of a Coca, Fla., church. The Spray church grew rapidly during his 18-month tenure. ... Citizens Bank of Reidsville reported cash capital of $75,000 and surplus and profits of $110,000 at the end of 1926. ... On the basketball court: Leaksville boys defeated Greensboro High 25-18 and Reidsville High girls outscored Greensboro High girls 32-22.
Cutlery: 26-piece flatware set, $12.50.
For the kitchen: White Star porcelain gas range with oven, $59.