June 2-8, 1952
Seven men were indicted in U.S. Middle District Court in Greensboro in connection with the armed robbery of Leaksville Bank and Trust Co. on April 17.
Five of the men - Wade Darnell Hamlin, William Carr Hill, Woodrow Wilson James, Cager Jefferson Lester and Clifford Walker Lester - were charged with bank robbery and with endangering the life of a woman teller. Two other men, plus Hill, were charged with receiving stolen money. All seven also were indicted on charges of conspiracy to rob the bank.
For the second-straight year, Madison High School made it to the state Class A baseball championship game, only to lose in that game. The Madison boys fell to Hertford High 16-3 in a contest played at Hertford. ... Jones W. Norman, a Fieldcrest Mills official, has been elected president of the Leaksville-Spray Lions Club. ... Leaksville Bank and Trust Co. President B. E. Ivie said the bank will build a new facility on Washington Street to be the institution's main banking home.
Mrs. Jefferson Penn of Reidsville has been named vice chairwoman of the North Carolina Eisenhower-for-President Committee. ... Mrs. Penn, recently named a "Superior Citizen" by the Reidsville Jaycees, has presented a check for $25,000 to the Reidsville Masonic Temple building fund as a memorial to her late husband, a devoted Mason. The Masons are planning a new temple at Main Street and Gilmer Circle that will be named after Jefferson Penn. ... W. J. Squires, father of six, has been named "1952 Draper Father of the Year" by the Draper Merchants Association. ... Charles M. Beach of Leaksville was among alumni of Wake Forest College attending the 50th reunion of the Class of 1902.
For the kitchen: General Electric "Speed Cooking" range, $209.95.
For cooking: Crisco shortening, 3-pound can, 87 cents.