SALE OF PIG BRINGS $93 FOR METHODIST
November 24-30, 1924
A small pig with a curl in its tail and a ring in its nose was sold in Madison for the astounding price of $93, the highest price paid for potential pork chops in the western Rockingham town since the Red Cross sold a porker during the war for $200.
Actually, the new owner of the pig, Jake Moore, spent only 50 cents for him. Moore held the winning lottery ticket sold to him by two members of the Madison Methodist church.
The pig was given to the church by Mrs. R. Lee Ellis, and she and Mrs. J.O. Busick then sold enough chances on him to raise $93.
The money will be applied to an $800 debt the church is endeavoring to cancel.
Leaksville High trounced Madison High 56-39 in an intracounty basketball game but the Madison boys got some measure of revenge by beating a Leaksville YMCA team 26-25.... Luten Bridge Co., contractor for the concrete bridge over Dan River near Fishing Creek at Leaksville, has sued the county for $18,301.07, saying the county is this much behind in its payments. The contractor has a $39,675 contract and is supposed to be paid monthly while the bridge is under construction. ... As has been the custom for many years, wood and fields in the county were filled with nimrods Thanksgiving day, much to the terror of birds and rabbits.
A playground is being planned in Mayodan. According to reports, the playground has passed the experimental stage and has proved a success. ... Members of the county Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs, at a meeting in Reidsville, discussed establishing a curb market in Reidsville but agreed this should not be attempted until after Christmas because of the number of bazaars scheduled the rest of the year. ... The Chalmer Glenn Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, continued their custom of packing and mailing boxes of sweets to the Old Soldiers Home at Raleigh and the Veterans' Widows at Fayetteville.
Undies: Medium-weight union suits, $1.39.
Santa Claus suggestion: Tricycle, 10-inch front wheel, $5.89.
Used car for sale: Dodge Roadster, $125.