Oct. 7-13, 1951
The Matrimony Grange has been ranked among the nation's top-10 Granges by a panel of judges reviewing the community and farm improvement programs carried out by Grange chapters nationwide.
The selection assures Matrimony of at least $500 prize money and a chance to win the $15,000 grand prize. Judges will visit each of the top-10 units before announcing the national winner.
This is the third straight year the Matrimony Grange has made the final 10. In the past year, its 105 members invested 7,200 volunteer hours of work for community betterment through 17 different projects.
Spray Baptist Church observed homecoming with Dr. C. Sylvester Green, executive vice president of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, preaching at both morning and afternoon services. ... The annual Community Chest campaign has been launched in Reidsville, with a goal of $28,888 being sought. D.R. Young, cashier of First National Bank, is campaign chairman. ... Thomas Robinson of Reidsville was bound over to Superior Court on a charge of murder. He is accused of fatally shooting James Clyde Brown at the latter's Koger Street home following a dice game argument.
The Draper-Summerfield high school football game in Draper was postponed this week after Donald Ray Johnson, a member of the Draper team, was killed in an auto accident in Draper the day before the game was scheduled. ... Reidsville's defending state AA football champions were upset, 20-0, by the Burlington Bulldogs in a game at Burlington. It was Reidsville's first loss in four games this season. ... Leon Tucker of Madison was named to the Greensboro Daily News' All-State Check List after pacing Madison to a 34-7 win over Trinity. Tucker scored on a four-yard run and on 30- and 40-yard passes.
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Fabric sale: 36 wide washable corduroy, 99 cents a yard.