November 15-21, 1950
Reidsville this week lost two longtime civic leaders.
Mrs. John B. Pipkin, 84, died at Annie Penn Hospital after a decline in health for the past year. She was the widow of J.P. Pipkin, owner of the Edna Cotton Mill.
She was active in the First Baptist Church, a charter member of the Reidsville Library Association and a leader of the Reidsville Civic League. It was largely through her advocacy that the first street-paving project was undertaken in Reidsville in 1914-15.
Frank P. Hobgood, 77, died at his home on Richardson Road after an illness of several months. A lawyer, he initially practiced in Greensboro but moved to Reidsville in 1938 where he became a community leader. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, founder and first president of the Reidsville Executives Club, a former grand master of North Carolina Masons and a trustee of Wake Forest College.
lst Lt. Emory K. Hodges of Leaksville was killed Nov. 11 while piloting an F-80 jet fighter on a combat mission in Korea. Lt. Hodges served in the Air Corps during World War II and re-entered the Air Force after attending the University of North Carolina for two years. ... Halfback Charlie Royster scored twice as the Reidsville Golden Lions finished their regular football season with a 13-6 win over Danville. The Lions will play for the State Class AA championship on Dec. 1 against the Henderson-Rockingham winner in the East. ... Matrimony Grange won a $2,000 prize and placed third in the annual community service contest sponsored by the National Grange and Sears Roebuck.
Reidsville Boy Scout Troop 12 of First Presbyterian Church marked its 25th anniversary in ceremonies at which three of its members were elevated to Eagle Scout: Bill Bowman, Otis Sizemore and Kenneth Burrows. ... The Leaksville-Spray Ministerial Association will sponsor a community-wide Thanksgiving service next Wednesday at the Church of the Brethren in Leaksville. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Roy O. Respass, pastor of First Christian Church, Spray.....Earle Connolly, manager of the Reidsville office of North Carolina Gas Company, said Reidsville will get natural gas under a contract allowing N.C. Gas to tap into a natural gas pipeline being laid from Texas to New Jersey.
Keep dry: Acetate rayon, 10-rib umbrellas, $1.98.
At the bank: Savings banks are paying 2 percent interest, compounded semi-annually.
Let's travel: Buick Special 6-passenger, 4-door sedan, $2,125.50.