November 10-16, 1949
A Christian Rural Overseas Crop program has been organized in Rockingham County with the Rev. Robert L. Turner as chairman.
Turner, Presbyterian circuit minister, said corn is the assigned commodity for Rockingham County to load on the Friendship Train. But, he said, contributions of wheat, eggs, other farm produce and cash will be accepted.
The Friendship Train, when filled, will deliver its cargo to a port for shipment to Europe for the benefit of those countries still recovering from the war.
The Rev. C.G. Isley of Wentworth, Methodist circuit minister, has been named secretary-treasurer of the Rockingham C.R.O.P organization. Ten other ministers have been appointed local chairmen for other towns and communities in the county.
Love Tractor Sales of Reidsville has been granted a charter of incorporation to buy, sell and trade tractors, automobiles and all kinds of machinery. The firm has authorized capital stock of $50,000 and its principals are S.H. Carver, John D. Love and John W. Pratt, all of Leaksville. ... Willie Tate, Reidsville man serving 10 years for highway robbery, broke away from a road gang in Orange County but was captured less than three hours later. He was sent
to prison from Rockingham County last November. ... A car belonging to T. Lytt Gardner of Reidsville stalled on the Southern Railway tracks at Sadler's Crossing five miles north of Reidsville and was demolished by a southbound passenger train before Gardner could get it off. He was uninjured.
A Piper Cub reported missing on its flight from Charleston, W.Va., to Greensboro wasn't missing after all. Its pilot just didn't quite make it to Greensboro, putting down at the Mayo Airport at Mayodan. ... Twenty-four clubs in the Federation of Rockingham Home Demonstration Clubs participated in the federation's annual Achievement Day program at Wentworth School. ... On the gridiron, Leaksville and Hanes High of Winston-Salem played to a 13-13 tie in Winston-Salem; Reidsville crushed Mineral Springs 40-0; and Madison overcame Stoneville 20-14.
At the grocery: Swift's premium skinless franks, one-pound package, 49 cents; pure pork sausage, one-pound roll, 43 cents.
Keep dry: Water-repellent gabardine topcoats, $22.95.
Car for sale: 1949 Mercury V-8, $2,075.