March 15-21, 1948

Truman Denounces Soviets, Asks For Draft; 
Five Western Nations Sign Defense Treaty - March 18, 1948 

The Rockingham County Farm Bureau has agreed to raise $850 as its contribution to a program of research in plant diseases at North Carolina State College. 

J.M. Sharp, Reidsville attorney and president of the county Farm Bureau, said the bureau will seek voluntary contributions from farmers and businesses in raising its share of the $35,000 needed. 

A countywide meeting of the Farm Bureau will be held in Wentworth to hear specialists from the college and the tobacco experiment station at Raleigh talk about the project. 

J. Ed Foil, county farm agent, said a Plant Disease Control Foundation will be created at State College. Much of the work to be done by the foundation will be aimed at diseases that afflict tobacco plants, he said. 

Ben H. Holmes of Leaksville has been named chairman of the 1948 American Cancer Society fund-raising campaign in Rockingham County. A goal of $3,000 has been set. ... Coleman-Southard Post No. 79 of the American Legion marked its 39th birthday with a party given by the post and its ladies auxiliary at the Agricultural Building in Reidsville. ... A team of eight paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg attended a meeting of the James Hudnall American Legion Post No. 119 in Leaksville and set up a display of the division's equipment. ... Ruffin Methodist Church will hold an Easter Sunday sunrise service on the hillside of the Chandler homeplace. Dr. Raymond A. Smith, head of the department of religion at Greensboro College, will be the speaker. 

Lester Pearl of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of North Carolina spoke on "Marriage and Family Relationships" at Leaksville High School's annual "Social Standards Day" program sponsored by the Honor Society. ... J.K. McConnell has resigned as general secretary of the Tri-City YMCAs to join Fieldcrest Mills' employees store in Spray. He has been in YMCA work in the Tri-Cities since 1919. ... Glenn Pyrtle, 32, an employee of Karastan Rug Mill in Leaksville, was killed when he was struck by a car as he repaired a flat tire on his car on the shoulder of the Leaksville-Stoneville Road. ... The Leaksville High School boys basketball team eliminated defending champion King 36-27 in the Journal-Sentinel basketball tournament at Winston-Salem. 

On the radio: "My Friend Irma," 10 p.m Monday, CBS. 

For the man: Suits by Timely Clothes, $58 up. 

For the man: Stetson Flagship hat, $12.50. 

Keep it cool: Ambassador 7-cubic-foot electric refrigerator, $234.

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