May 12-18, 1952
Wade Darnell Hamlin, 23, of Durham, one of two men charged with the armed robbery of a Leaksville Bank and Trust Company branch in April, told the FBI he pretty much squandered his $15,000-plus share of the loot in less than a month of traveling up and down the East Coast.
"I had a good time while it lasted," he was quoted as saying.
The two gunmen took $50,000 in the daring noontime raid of the bank's Boulevard branch. Hamlin's confederate, Woodrow Wilson James of Sandy Ridge, was arrested earlier in the week.
Three other men have been charged with conspiracy in the robbery and two others with accessory.
Homer J. Vernon, personnel manager of Fieldcrest Mills in Draper, has been named principal of the Leaksville Township vocational school, to succeed Howard Blake, who is becoming principal of Draper schools. ... Reidsville's Pat Brady won the North Carolina high school golf championship with rounds of 69-77 on the Emerywood Country Club golf course in High Point. ... Madison High beat Trinity High 4-0 and 14-2 to capture the district high school baseball championship.