ENGINE EXHAUST PIPE IGNITES FIRE THAT DESTROYS
July 27-August 2, 1928
The large flour and corn mill of Moore Milling Co. in Leaksville was destroyed by a fire started by sparks emitted from an exhaust pipe of the fuel engine that provided the plant's power.
The fire spread quickly and all the fire department could do was prevent the flames from leaping over to other nearby buildings. The loss was estimated at $75,000 to $100,000, but the company only had $10,000 insurance.
Mrs. E.E. Knight was strangled to death when her clothes became entangled in a washing machine at her home near Stokesdale. She was found dead when her husband came in at noon from a tobacco field where he had been working. ... Three men were injured slightly when a Pace-Stone Furniture Co. truck collided with a car driven by Andrew Gibson at Monroe and Jay streets in Leaksville. ... All but one of the Carolina Cotton and Woolen Mills in the Tri-Cities will close for vacation Aug. 2-Aug. 29. The Homecrest mills at Leaksville will shut down only for one week.
A thief entered the home of Mrs. W.M. Monsees on Wentworth Street in Reidsville and stole $63 from the pockets of W.R. Talley, a roomer in the house. ... "Canning by steam pressure" was the topic for the July meeting of the McKinney Home Demonstration Club at the home of Mrs. H.T. Canady in Reidsville. ... J.B. Linkler, a Concord-based finance company, has opened a branch office in Leaksville with D.L. Powell as agent in charge.