November 24-30, 1949
Bobo McKinney, 41-year-old Reidsville scoutmaster, has received the Scoutmaster's Key, the highest training award of the National Boy Scouts of America Council.
McKinney, who has headed Troop 70 since 1943, received the key for his participation in leading training programs in the Cherokee Council and Atlanta area and for five years of outstanding service as a scoutmaster.
Under McKinney, Troop 70 has grown in ranks from 32 to 45 and several of its scouts have won honors for their work, including Charles Broadnax, who received the rare Lifesaving Award for rescuing two children from a burning building.
In addition to his work with the scouts, McKinney is a deacon of his church, the Exalted Ruler of the Elks and a member of the Men's Progressive Club.
Donald Haynes of the Bethany 4-H Club, winner of a 1949 Achievement Day award, has been elected president of the Rockingham 4-H County Council. ... The Reidsville Council of Garden Clubs will circulate a petition to have the city of Reidsville declared a bird sanctuary. The petition will be presented to the City Council. ... The First Presbyterian Church of Leaksville is conducting a fund-raising campaign for an organ to go into the new church building. R.L. Stephens, who heads the organ committee, said the organ will cost about $5,000 and the church now has about $2,000 set aside for this purpose.
The Reidsville High Lions' bid to become state Class A football champions ended in Hendersonville where they were 20-12 losers to Henderson. ... How strong the Lions were this year was evidenced by the Greensboro Daily News' All-Western Class A team. Seven Lions were selected: end Andy Courts; tackle Jimmy Hardy; guard Claude Shumate; center Wes Borland; backs Craig Blackburn, Pete Chaney and Alvin Cook. Also chosen for the team was Revell Morrison, star Leaksville High back. ... In an evaluation of weekly newspapers in North Carolina, the Leaksville News was given a rating of AAA-Plus, putting it in the top 10 percent of weekly papers in the country. The ratings were done by Community Research Bureau, an independent research organization. The Leaksville News is in its 30th year.
Undies: Cotton-knit union suits, $1.98.
Used car for sale: 1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster 4-door sedan, $1,095.