July 1-7, 1926 

The Fourth of July was celebrated in Leaksville and Spray with a big parade that included decorated floats, bands playing national airs and veterans marching in line. 

The parade eventually made its way to the park in Spray where an all-day program was offered. This included races, baseball games and boxing matches. 

The principal address was delivered by Charles Ross, assistant attorney general of North Carolina. 

Robert Carter, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Carter of Ruffin, will be recommended for a Carnegie Medal for saving the life of his 5-year-old brother, Jack, who slipped off to a nearby swimming pool and was about to drown when his older brother arrived just in time to rescue him. Jack had gotten into water over his head and, although he is unable to swim, Robert managed to get to him and pull him to safety. ... The revival meeting at the Stoneville Christian church concluded a successful week with 10 new members added to the church. ... The home of Thomas A. Case at Stoneville was destroyed by fire after being hit by lightning. 

The Swarthmore Chautauqua opened in Leaksville a with musical program featuring four young ladies and a young male tenor and lectures by Frank Bohn, feature writer for The New York Times and former Columbia University history professor. ... L.P. Mitchell of Draper has been recommended for the postmastership of Spray, a position subject to presidential appointment. C.C. Rowe of Spray has been postmaster for the past four years. ... Mrs. Joe Scales was the charming hostess at her Reidsville home Thornfield in the Meadows for members of the Thursday Night Bridge Club and other guests. The home was made lovely with gay summer flowers. 

Summer wear: 

Women's and misses' new wool one-piece swimming suits, $2.25 to $7.95. 

Car for sale: 

Chevrolet Landau, $765.

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