MARSHALL FIELD CO. EXPANDING LEAKSVILLE
November 9-15, 1928
The Marshall Field Co. rug plant at Leaksville is a beehive of construction.
The company has just let a contract, and work has begun on a three-story, $100,000 addition to the plant, which will be of brick and concrete construction. In addition, there already is under construction an addition to the weave room, a new machine shop, a boiler house addition and a concrete reservoir.
Dr. and Mrs. J.B. Ray of Leaksville are in Asheville attending a meeting of the Southern Medical Association. ... The concrete road from the Virginia line to Leaksville is nearing completion, with the pouring of concrete to begin in the coming week. ... R.W. Osborne, 44, a master mechanic at the Leaksville Woolen Mill in Spray, collapsed of a heart attack while at work and died within a few minutes.
In an accident near Sisk's Mill in western Rockingham, George Cardwell, 23, lost his footing on the running board of a truck driven by his brother Emory and fell to the ground, suffering a fatal fractured skull. While a passing motorist rushed him to the Leaksville hospital, the brother started toward Oak Ridge to tell his parents but lost control of the truck on a curve. It turned over, pinning him underneath.He was treated in Madison for bad bruises and a cut.