June 24-30, 1951
Reidsville voters have approved a $625,000 water bond issue by a 15-1 margin. The bonds will be used to enlarge the town's water plant, doubling its capacity to 3 million gallons daily.
The vote was 269 for, 18 against. The bonds had won strong endorsement from civic groups, included the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce.
Pete Fultz of Spray, a Duke Power employee, was burned when he touched a live wire while working near the North Spray Graded School. He was treated at Leaksville Hospital for burns on the arm and back. ... Bobby Wilson, Leaksville High School student, was elected governor at Boys State in Chapel Hill. ... Draper's new community park near Draper High School will be opened July 4. The park has softball fields with lights and bleachers, and plans are to add a tennis court, swings, slides and other playground equipment and picnic tables.
Fieldcrest Mills distributed $370,000 in vacation pay to its 4,449 employees in the Tri-Cities and Fieldale. The mills will be closed July 2-9. ... Thompson-Arthur Paving Co. was low bidder at $6,668 for 0.45 mile of surfacing on Main Street in Mayodan from U.S. 220 to Seventh Avenue. ... Reidsville's Green Thumb Garden Club has been given the State Conservation Award by the Garden Clubs of North Carolina for its 3-year-old bird conservation project. As part of the project, the club got Reidsville declared a bird sanctuary.
Work clothes: Men's comfortable cotton work shirt, $2.79; khaki pants, $2.99.
For the angler: J.C. Higgins nonbacklash reel, $4.49.