June 17-23, 1951
A strike at the Pine Hill Brick and Pipe Company west of Madison has led to the arrest of three persons for throwing rocks at trucks of the company as they emerged from the plant.
Plant Manager H.J. Duncan said the window of one truck was broken and the driver of another hit but not hurt by picketing strikers.
This was the second incident of violence. Earlier, a worker who attempted to cross the picket line was beaten with stick-wielding strikers.
The strikers are members of the United Stone and Allied Products Union and clearly represent a majority of workers. A company official said there are about 45 persons at work, down from the normal 230.
The county draft board has called up six men to report to Raleigh July 27 for induction into the Army. This is the first call-up since May 10, when 25 Rockingham men were inducted.
John Motley Morehead, New York industrialist and philanthropist and former Spray resident, has offered $50,000 toward construction of a field house and stadium at the new high school for Leaksville Township now under construction off the Leaksville-Spray Road, but persons planning for the stadium said additional funds may have to be raised to build a stadium of the size desired. ... Miss Janice Medlin of Marshville has been named an assistant home demonstration agent for Rockingham County to succeed Mrs. Audrey Feezor, whose resignation is effective July 1.
Protexall Chemcals Inc. of Hollywood, Fla., will move its home laboratories to Reidsville after Reidsville investors put money into the company. One of those investors, John O. Busick, has been elected president of the board and another, Elwood King, has been elected treasurer. Protexall makes chemicals used as flame-retardants, detergents, disinfectants and mildew preventives.
Miss Marian Mobley, 20, will reign as Hostess Queen of the 1951 Reidsville Harvest Jubilee and also will represent Reidsville in the Miss North Carolina Beauty Pageant. ... The Leaksville Town Commissioners have adopted a $170,000 budget that keeps the property tax rate at 80 cents per $100 valuation.
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