Nov. 2-8, 1947
Rockingham County needs a plumber on its payroll, a grand jury has concluded.
The grand jury at the October term of Superior Court carried out its customary inspection of public buildings, and foremost among its findings was that most of the buildings are in need of plumbing repair.
Other recommendations included more and better storage for most buildings and new window shades and fluorescent lighting for school classrooms.
The jury also recommended a library and other extensive improvements to Burton School in Leaksville; a gymnasium, new cafeteria and another bus at Reidsville High School; and more classrooms at several schools.
Dr. Carl V. Tyner of Leaksville has been elected president of the newly organized Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival. Other officers are Mrs. William Lauten of Madison, vice president; Mrs. Charles K. Martin of Leaksville, secretary; Mrs. Clyde Johnson of Mayodan, treasurer; and Allen Lewis of Wentworth, trustee. ... Reidsville police say their city had a quiet Halloween, with only one report of vandalism. In that instance, someone painted the white columns and flagstone walkway at a Fillman Drive house with black shoe polish. ... Citizens of Draper are looking for ways to resolve their sanitation dilemma. The town is one of the largest in the United States not to have a municipal water and sewer system. A mass meeting has been scheduled to consider means of obtaining a modern sanitation system. ... Macon Miller, chairman of the annual Boy Scout and Girl Scout campaign in Dan River District, which includes Leaksville, said the goal this year will be $9,810, with $6,015 going to the Boy Scouts and the remainder to the Girl Scouts.
The Rockingham County Breeding Cooperative has been granted a charter of incorporation by Secretary of State Thad Eure. Farm Agent J. Ed Foil said the cooperative's purpose is to improve the breed of dairy cattle and expand dairy farming by encouraging the use of artificial insemination. Eugene J. Hopper will be the cooperative's technician. He will enter State College at Raleigh this month to study artificial breeding under Dr. Irving Elliott, considered one of the country's leading authorities on this subject. ... Mrs. W.B. Weaver was hostess to the Leaksville History Club, which heard Miss Dorothy Boone of the Caswell County Health Department talk about "nursing as a career." ... The Stoneville Garden Club has named Mesdames T.C. Stone, Thelma Glenn Brown and J.A. Scales to work with a Rotary Club committee in making plans for cemetery improvement.
Now playing at Leaksville's Grand Theatre: "The Michigan Kid" with Jon Hall; "Gilda" with Rita Hayworth; "Return of the Lash" with Al "Lash" LaRue; "Main Street Scandal" with Carol Hughes.
On the radio Sunday: "One Man's Family," 3:30 p.m., NBC.
Men's dress shirts: white broadcloth shirts, $3.50.