November 17-23, 1924
Miss Elizabeth Kelly of the Tobacco Co-Operative Marketing Association made a stirring address at Intelligence in encouraging farmers to join and remain loyal to the co-operative.
The association operates its own warehouses and sets prices by grades, making partial payments to farmers at the time of the sale and then settling up with them once it has sold their tobacco to manufacturers. But many farmers have declined to join and some members have sought to sell some of their tobacco in regular auction warehouses.
Miss White told a large gathering of farmers and their wives that, to obtain the better things in life, they must become better educated about the association and co-operate more closely.
Her talk was highly commended by those who heard it as being filled with common sense and enlivened by excellent humor.
But judging by sales at Madison automobile dealers, these are prosperous times for farmers. One Madison dealer reported selling eight cars one Saturday and six the next, with most of these being bought by farmers. ... A Superior Court jury at Wentworth found in favor of the Bank of Stoneville after hearing a suit brought by W.W. Irving. When the bank was burglarized some time ago, about a thousand dollars worth of bonds belonging to Irving were stolen or destroyed. He sued the bank for restitution. ... Carolina Council No. 9, Junior Order U.A.M., presented a flag and Bible to Bethany Consolidated School as part of a Thanksgiving program held at the school.
Home field advantage was of little avail to Reidsville High School's footballers. Pomona High out of Greensboro defeated them 12-0. ... Among the 3,000 persons attending a Ku Klux Klan initiation ceremony at the Martinsville fairgrounds were a number of klansmen from Leaksville. ... Ashby Pamplin, a talented violinist from Reidsville, played at the Madison Methodist church and was highly complimented by the congregation. He was accompanied by his mother on the piano.
For the Thanksgiving Day table: Country ham, 40 cents per pound; cranberries, 15 cents per quart; coconuts, 12 cents each; celery, 15 cents per bunch.
Take a train: Southern Railway offers excursion to UNC-University of Virignia football game in Charlottesville Nov. 27, $9.30 round trip.
Leading lady: Norma Talmadge stars in "Secrets."