March 3-9, 1952
Reidsville Mayor James Hunt will serve as chairman of a Rockingham County committee that this week began planning a statewide campaign on behalf of Superior Court Judge Allen H. Gwyn, who is running for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court.
The 13-member committee will seek support for Judge Gwyn in other counties. Other members of the committee are County Commissioner C.S. Burtone, R.C. Rankin, A.D. Hopkins, Falk Carter, D.F. Mayberry and R.F. Richardson, all of Reidsville; State Sen. J. Hampton Price, Floyd Osborne, and Judge Herman Peters of Leaksville; Tom Van Noppen of Madison, Jesse Johnson Jr. of Mayodan, and Carl Axsom of Draper.
Meanwhile, the county commissioners have commended Gwyn to the voters of North Carolina as "one who, by training, experience and temperament, will discharge the duties of the important position with marked ability and distinction."
Snow of 9-10 inches depth blanketed the county, causing schools to close and contributing to a number of accidents. ... Mrs. Warren Wilson was re-elected president of the Leaksville-Spray Junior Woman's Club. The club sponsors the Tri-City Little Theater, which presently is holding rehearsal for its final performance of the year, the comedy "Mr. Barry's Etchings." ... A cross was burned on a vacant lot in a Negro residential section of Madison, but no threatening note was found and Sheriff Leon Worsham speculated the cross burning could have been the work of "thoughtless youngsters."
Leaksville High School defeated East Mecklenburg High 60-38 to advance in the Western Regional basketball championship playoffs. Bud Moseley led Leaksville with 14 points. ... The newly-organized Spray Board of Commissioners awarded a 30-year franchise to Duke Power Company to sell electricity in the town. ... "Weaver," the annual yearbook of Leaksville High School, will live up to its name this year. The cover will be made of material woven by the textile students at Spray Vocational School. The material will be a jacquard weave with a running design.
At the grocery: Fresh coconuts, 15 cents each.