May 11-17, 1947
Reidsville Parent-Teacher Associations will sound out public opinion on whether they should seek a city election to vote on a teacher salary supplement to be paid for with a special property tax.
Mrs. J. Floyd Moore, president of the Reidsville High School PTA, said they would like some feeling for public sentiment on this issue before pushing further with it.
A committee composed of PTA presidents and other interested citizens met last week to discuss the issue of teacher pay supplement. Those participating included PTA presidents Mrs. Paul Coleman, South End School; Mrs. Robert Heffner, North End School; Mrs. I.W. Hall, Franklin Street School; Mrs. C.T. Dickens, Lawsonville Avenue School; and Mrs. Moore.
A garden party at the Boxwoods home of Mrs. Harry J. Penn will close the 1947 Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival. Boxwoods, which overlooks the Dan River Valley from a bluff near Madison, is one of the oldest plantation homes in the Piedmont, having been built in 1815 by Randall Duke Scales. ... Moody Roberts, a rising senior at Wentworth High School, and Miss Boot Sparks, graduating senior at Ruffin High School, were the winners in a countywide speech contest involving entrants from the county's five high schools - Wentworth, Ruffin, Bethany, Mayodan and Stoneville. ... Fire that started with an electric iron did an estimated $1,500 damage to the home of Thompsonville merchant J.A. Moore. Moore was treated at Memorial Hospital in Reidsville for smoke inhalation and exhaustion and released.
Hughston M. McBain, president of Marshall Field and Co., spoke this week to 150 community leaders from the civil clubs of Leaksville, Spray and Draper at the new Fieldcrest Mills cafeteria. Just back from a trip to England, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and France, he gave them his impressions of Europe as it continues to recover slowly from the war. ... A measuring party was given Tuesday night by the Spray Garden Club. Proceeds from the event wil be used to buy shrubbery for Woodlawn Cemetery. ... A Lenoir man, whose rented truck was found to have 147 gallons of bonded whisky when it was stopped near Mayodan two months ago, has been fined $600 and costs and given a 12-month suspended sentence for possessing an illegal quantity of tax-paid whisky. He doesn't get to keep the whisky. That will be sold through ABC stores, with the proceeds going to Rockingham County schools.
This week at Leaksville's Grand Theatre: "The Locket" with Larraine Day and Brian Aherne; "It's a Joke, Son" with Kenny Delmar; "Land of the Lawless" with Johnny Mack Brown.
On the radio Monday: Eric Severied news, CBS, 5:30 p.m.; Lowell Thomas news, NBC, 5:45 p.m.; Fulton Lewis Jr., MBS, 6 p.m.