May 26-June 1, 1927 

Luther H. Hodges and W.B. Weaver left this week for the Rotary International Convention in Ostend, Belgium. They went first to New York and then sailed on the Corinthia for Belgium. 

Mr. Hodges will receive confirmation as governor of the 57th Rotary District at the convention. Mr. Weaver is representing the Leaksville-Spray Rotary Club and also is a proxy for the Reidsville club. 

The two Rotarians will visit a number of interesting and historic places in Europe before returning. 

Lawyers J.C. Brown of Madison and B.C. Trotter of Reidsville have entered into a partnership under the name of Brown and Trotter and will maintain offices in Leaksville, Reidsville and Madison. ... The Redpath Chautauqua in Leaksville has been drawing large and well-pleased crowds, practically assuring the chautauqua will return to Leaksville next year. ... General rains have relieved drought conditions, benefiting growing crops. Practically all of the county's tobacco crop was planted in May. 

The Business and Professional Women's Club of Reidsville met for lunch at the Sanitary Club. Twenty-one club members participated in what was strictly a social event. ... A four-year-old boy and his uncle, both from Florida, died of burns when the car in which they were riding wrecked near Madison. The fire started when a container of gas attached to the car exploded. ... Major Theophilus Parker, for many years superintendent of the Danville and Western Railway that serves Leaksville, Spray and Draper, died in Danville at age 73. A West Point graduate, he served in the Spanish-American War. He was superintendent of the "Dick and Willie," as the railroad was colloquially called, from 1903 until ill health forced him to retire in 1925. 

Graduate gift idea: Ladies wrist watch, $18.50; men's wrist watch, $14.75. 

At the grocery: Granulated sugar, 6 cents a pound.

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