March 31-April 6, 1924

The total taxable property in Rockingham County is $43,189,013, from which $705,281 is collected in taxes. ... Reidsville town officials have told Southern Railway to place gates at the Wray's Mill crossing and are considering an ordinance that would set a 5-mile an hour speed limit on trains going through the town. ... Leaksville has a new La France fire engine. It has 129 horsepower, will pump 750 gallons of water a minute, and has 1,200 feet of 2 1/2 inch fire hose and 200 feet of chemical hose. 

The Leaksville High baseball team routed Ruffin High, 14-2, in its season opener and then edged Madison High 6-4 when pitcher K. Robinson doubled with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. ... Reidsville High School came in first with 27 points in a 25-school interscholastic track meet at Wake Forest College in Wake Forest. Henry Miller, who led the school's basketball team to the state championship earlier this year, was top individual scorer in the track meet with 13 points. ... The Leaksville girls championship basketball team was honored at a Rotary Club banquet arranged by the Rotary Anns, wives of club members. A special table was set up in the center of the room for the girls and their coaches, Miss Louise Black and Edwin Tenney. 

The annual three-way debate season between teams from Reidsville, Leaksville-Spray and Wentworth ended in what amounted to a tie. The Reidsville debaters outpointed Leaksville-Spray but lost to Wentworth while Leaksville-Spray won a unanimous decision against the strong Wentworth team. 

For the Easter parade: Stylish Easter frocks in canton crepe, crepe de chine and satin black crepe, $14.85. 

For the bedroom: Sheets, $1; durable muslin pillow cases, 25 cents; crochet spreads, $1.49. 

Keep it cool: Refrigerator, 35 inches wide, 19 inches deep, 49 inches high, 200 pounds ice capacity, $38.44.

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