January 6-12, 1952
Champion Paper and Fibre Company of Canton will open a pulp wood market in Reidsville and has named Malcolm Moricle of Reidsville as buyer and supervisor of the yard it will operate on a Southern Railway siding near Greenview Cemetery.
The company hopes to get much pulpwood from Rockingham County, one of the state's most heavily timbered counties with 220,000 of its 332,000 acres covered by forests. Grover King, a representative of Champion, said the company would like to get 30,000 cords of wood from its Reidsville market the first year and will pay $12.25 per cord for pine wood.
Farm Agent Ed Foil, who helped bring Champion to Reidsville, noted that judicious thinning of pine woodlands will help the remaining trees grow faster and will provide farmers with a supplementary source of income.
Luther Hodges has been named "Tri-City Man of the Year" by the Leaksville-Spray Exchange Club. Hodges retired in 1950 as vice president of Marshall Field and Company and general manager of its Fieldcrest Mills operations in the Tri-Cities and then spent a year in Germany as a top executive with the Economic Co-operative Administration. He returned to Leaksville last April. ... Ruffin High School has become the first in the county to be admitted to membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, county School Superintendent J. Allan Lewis announced. ... Famous newspaper columnist and radio commentator Drew Pearson will speak in Reidsville on Jan. 22 at a program arranged by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce. Pearson is widely known for his daily newspaper column "Washington Merry-Go-Round."
Samuel Beville, 40, Reidsville automobile mechanic, was killed when he was hit by a pickup truck as he crossed Harrison Street near his home. The driver of the truck was charged with reckless driving and manslaughter. ... Phil Link, a pharmacist, has been installed as president of the Reidsville Studio Group. ... Holt Allen is the new president of the Reidsville Kiwanis club, succeeding W.F. Wilson.
Cutlery: 53-piece Wm. Rogers silverplate set, $28.95.
For the kitchen: Kenmore electric range-oven, $179.88.