July 13-19, 1953 

Neil D. Shively of Spray has been appointed acting postmaster at Spray, succeeding R.W. Hunter. 

Although Shively's initial status will be as acting postmaster, he is a candidate for permanent appointment. He was one of four persons who took the Civil Service examination recently. Shively was a bookkeeper for Leaksville laundry before accepting his new post. Hunter had been postmaster since Nov. 1, 1951. 

Spray is ranked as a first-class post office, and the postmaster's salary is $5,470 yearly. 

A clinic on tobacco diseases will be held at the Agricultural Auditorium in Reidsville next week, and J.C. Wells, State College plant pathologist, will be on hand to diagnose diseased plants brought in by farmers. Assistant Farm Agent Horace Hux urged growers who have problems with their plants to bring samples for diagnosis and discussion. ... Pete Lee of Leaksville has been re-elected chairman of the Rockingham County chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Other officers are Monroe Williamson of Reidsville, vice chairman; Warren Wilson of Leaksville, treasurer; and John Apple of Reidsville, secretary. 

The State Highway Commission is seeking bids for 0.345 miles of grading, paving and building a bridge over Smith River from the intersection of N.C. 700 and N.C. 770 in Spray. ... The State Local Government Commission sold $850,000 in water and sewer bonds for the town of Spray. ... Miss Betty Hendricks of Greensboro has joined the staff of First Baptist Church in Leaksville as music director. She has assisted at Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Reidsville and Greensboro as organist and choir director and presently is regular supply organist and choir director at First Baptist Church in Greensboro. 

Timekeeper: Alarm clock, $1.59.

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