March 3-9, 1927 

Madison is about to get a new, twice-as-large post office to handle the town's growing volume of mail. 

Postmaster J. M. Joyce has been notified by the U.S. Post Office Department that it has accepted the bid of H.J. Penn and Company to furnish new quarters for the office by July 3, the day the office's lease on its present building expires. 

The Madison office last year had about a 25 percent increase in receipts, with most of this gain attributable to the heavy parcel post mailing of two industries, Gem Dandy Garter Company and the Penn Handkerchief Company. 

The heaviest snow in years shut down much of the activity in Rockingham County, with schools closing, mail carriers unable to cover their routes and many workers unable to get to their jobs. ... Chicken thieves are prowling the countryside, with a number of farmers reporting their chicken roosts robbed at night. ... The Five Forks Mercantile Company in Leaksville suffered several thousand dollars in damages to building and stock from a late-night fire. 

Asheville High School beat Leaksville High 23-13 for the Western Conference basketball championship. The entire Leaksville offense revolved around its captain, Hamrick, and that offense virtually ended when the little guard was banished with four personal fouls. ... Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Penn entertained the Thursday Night Bridge Club at their home near Reidsville. The house was attractively decorated with quantities of tulips and other spring flowers. ... The Leaksville Woolen Mills has contracted with J.M. Hooper of Leaksville to build 11 three- and four-room houses for its employees in Spray. 

The Rockingham Investment Company of Reidsville was successful bidder on Reidsville's $50,000 city hall and $50,000 water and sewer bond issues, at an interest rate of 4.35 percent. The bond package attracted 15 bidders. 

At the grocery: Fresh coconuts, 3 for 25 cents.

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