NEGRO SCHOOL BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE TO BE
June 17-23, 1926
The county commissioners are expected to appropriate $40,000 for a Negro school in Leaksville township to replace the building destroyed by fire some months ago.
Several sites in or near Leaksville are being considered. Once a definite location is decided on, construction will be started immediately on a brick building.
Meanwhile, the county school board reportedly has decided to purchase the old Leaksville Institute, which consists of three brick buildings, for use as a high school. These belong to the D.F. King estate, which reportedly has offered them to the county for $30,000.
Some 15 to 20 persons in the Leaksville area have been charged with prohibition law violations as the result of the work of an undercover revenue agent sent in from Lynchburg, Va. .... Speculation is rife about the size of the estate of industrialist B. Frank Mebane, who died earlier this month. Most guesses are that it will be between $3 million and $5 million. ... A building to house a new roller mill is now ready for installation of machinery. The mill, in the east end of Madison, will be owned by Madison attorney J.L. Roberts.
Harry Cross, 30, of Ruffin, died in a Leaksville hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident at Sadler. He suffered a broken neck. .... The Boy Scouts of Reidsville held their first official court of honor at the Methodist Protestant church. ... Miss Mae West of Reidsville honored house guests and friends from the area with a unique picnic. The guests gathered on the porch of her home where each was presented with a handpainted picnic basket bearing the name of the guest receiving the basket. Then the group rode to a beautiful shady nook beside a woodland spring where they picnicked while seated on pillows contained in the baskets.
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