LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR CONFEDERATE
May 11-17, 1922
One of the largest crowds the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Reidsville has ever had participated in the group's Memorial Day program.
The program included a dinner attended by nearly every Confederate veteran in the county and a number of World War veterans. Commander E.R. Harris of the Scales-Boyd Camp, Confederate Veterans, was master of ceremonies.
Meanwhile, in Leaksville, the children's chapter of the UDC there placed wreaths on the graves of both Civil War and World War veterans buried in cemeteries there.
In another bit of Conferate veteran news, Col. B. Frank Mebane of Reidsville has offered to pay for round-trip tickets to Richmond in June for all Rockingham County veterans who wish to attend a Confederate reunion in that city. Veterans who are interested should contact Commander Harris in Reidsville.
Miss Milly Lou Mobley, formerly of Reidsville but now of Hollywood, will be going to New York shortly to take part in two Paramount pictures. Miss Mobley is now a "baby star" with Famous Players/Lasky Corp. ... Cookey Talley, an alleged whisky runner, was arrested in South Boston, Va., and returned to Rockingham County where he was lodged in the jail at Wentworth on a charge of transporting. ... Rockingham County soon will be in the midst of a road-building frenzy with the cost of hard-surfacing roads under way or soon to be started estimated at $1.5 million. This should produce jobs for large numbers of laborers.
Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Republican candidate for Congress in this district, will address the Republican county convention this week at Wentworth. ... Lt. Fillmore with his Curtiss bi-plane has changed his landing field to the west end of Reidsville near the old Anderson home place. He also may bring his other plane, now at Lynchburg, Va., to Reidsville. ... Deputy Collector C.M. Jones of Walnut Cove spent last week in Reidsville with Deputy Collector N.R. Reid in collecting delinquent state taxes. They also spent two days in Spray working on state income tax matters there.
Quite a lot of tobacco plants were transplanted last week although it is a bit early for this activity. Plants are plentiful and prospects are that a large acreage will be put in tobacco this year.
At the movies: "The Lane That Had No Turning" with Agnes Ayres; "Fire Eater" with Hoot Gibson;" D.W. Griffith's "Orphans of the Storm."