FIRE DESTROYS LEAKSVILLE NEGRO SCHOOL
November 15-21, 1925
The Leaksville Negro school on the edge of town was destroyed by fire this week.
By the time a fire truck could reach the scene and make connections with a hydrant several hundred feet distant, the building was a mass of flames and could not be saved.
The frame building of seven rooms was valued at about $3,000. There has been consideration for some time of replacing it with a new school at another location and that probably will be done now.
It was not said immediately what would be done to replace it for the current school year.
John Vernon, age 103, died of injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a cow at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack Pratt, in Leaksville. He was buried at his old home place about two miles west of Leaksville.. ... Dr. Craft, president of Averett College in Danville, preached an eloquent sermon at First Baptist Church in Leaksville. .. According to those who have seen them, Mrs. Flora Ring of Madison has the most beautiful collection of chrysanthemums ever grown in that town. The plants, now in full bloom, contain blossoms of every color and variety.
Representatives of Burns Construction Company of Greensboro have notified Reidsville city officials that they will have a force of men ready to begin excavation for Reidsville's new Municipal Building next week. ... Bethany School reported enrollment at the end of October at 520, with 112 of these in high school. The school will open a cafeteria next month and thereafter will serve a hot lunch daily. ... Samuel Atkins, about 50, Mayodan merchant, was killed when he drove his car in front of a Norfolk and Western train about one mile north of Mayodan. He was thought to be on his way to the old power plant at Avalon when he pulled onto the tracks in front of the train.
Keep dry: Men's umbrellas with cane handles, $1.
At the bank: The Morris Plan Industrial Bank in Greensboro is paying 5 percent on deposits of $50 or more.
Let's travel: Chevrolet sedan, $775.