October 25-31, 1950
Republicans and Democrats held simultaneous political rallies in Reidsville, with Republicans gathering in the city courtroom and the Democrats meeting at the Reidsville Armory.
About 100 Republicans were present for the GOP rally, presided over by Roy G. Wagner, president of the County Young Republicans.
Gerald R. Chandler of Albemarle, vice president of North Carolina Young Republicans, was principal speaker.
At the Democratic rally, speakers included Congressman Carl Durham, U.S. Senator Frank P. Graham and Senator-nominee Willis Smith.
Graham, beaten in a bitter primary runoff by Smith earlier this year, drew a prolonged ovation when he called for "a united front to carry the (Democrat) ticket all the way from constable to senator in the election on Nov. 7."
On the gridiron, Charlie Royster scored two touchdowns to lead the homestanding Reidsville High Lions to a 36-12 victory over Charlotte Tech. But at Leaksville, the results were less satisfying as unbeaten Mt. Airy throttled Leaksville High 25-6. ... F.M. Holmes Jr. of Leaksville, associated with Fieldcrest Mills since 1936, will leave next week for Frankfurt, Germany, where he will spend three months as an industrial consultant for the Economic Co-Operation Administration. ... Carey Sapp defeated Bill Shumate 1-up in a 37-hole match to win the championship flight in the Meadow Greens Fall golf tournament at Leaksville.
Pvt. Elvin M. Hundley, 20, was killed in action in Korea Oct. 13. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. Hundley of Leaksville, were notified this week by the Army. Hundley, a graduate of Leaksville High, enlisted in the Army in May. His brother, Pete Hundley, also is serving with the Army in Korea. ... Thieves took about $50 worth of narcotics and $1,500 in cash and checks during a break-in at the Carolina Apothecary at Reidsville. They gained entrance to the store by breaking a lock on a rear door. ... The Reidsville Kiwanis Club has donated a football time clock for use at Kiker Stadium. The club bought the clock from Davidson College.
For milady's feet: Walk-Over shoes in velvety suede and bootmaker calf, $14.95-15.95.
Attention hunters: Sears has J.C. Higgins 12-, 16- and 20-gauge bolt action shotguns, $29.95.