RAINS BRING BEST TOBACCO CROP IN YEARS
July 29-August 4, 1926
With recent rains having brought an extra growth to the crop, many Rockingham County farmers are saying this year's tobacco crop is the best in years and almost certainly will result in record poundage.
In the Madison area, harvesting already has begun with D.W. Sharpe being the first to pull a barn of tobacco in that area.
In the Leaksville area, several copious rains have left farmers "quite optimistic" about the outlook for a good crop, the Daily News' correspondent there reported.
The corn crop also is "splendid, much ahead of what it was last year," the newspaper's Madison correspondent wrote. "The yield bids fair to be the most generous in several years."
Madison and Mayodan police, acting on a tip, went to a location in New Bethel township where they found 20 gallons of liquor. They arrested a man whose house is near where the liquor was found. ... On the other side of the county, Reidsville police chased a car suspected of bearing whisky, forcing it to a stop on East Market Street. A half-gallon of hooch was found in the vehicle, and its four occupants were arrested.
Leaksville has had free home mail delivery over a portion of the town for about two months, and now this service will be extended to other areas as soon as patrons in those areas put up mail boxes. ... Since the death of her husband recently, Mrs. M.D. Giles has decided to give up the Wayside Inn in Reidsville and return to her old home in Virginia. They had conducted the Wayside Inn as a rooming house for some time. ... Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ferrell and their young son have returned to this country from India and are spending time with Mr. Ferrell's parents at Ruffin. Mr. Ferrell is district manager in India of the British-American Tobacco Company.
At the grocery: Orange Pekoe tea, 1/2 pound, 39 cents.
At the hardware store: Slip joint pliers, 25 cents; Ames hammer, 75 cents; 14-inch pipe wrench, 69 cents.