October 20-26, 1927 

A meeting was held in Wentworth to organize a county board of public welfare that would serve as a liaison with the state Board of Public Welfare. 

The meeting was called by a committee whose goal is the establishment of a county board. The committee's officers for the coming year are: W.H. Weaver, Leaksville, president; Mrs. Nat M. Pickett, Madison, vice president; Mrs. R.T. Burts, Reidsville, secretary-treasurer. 

Serving on the state advisory board from Rockingham County will be J.O. Ragsdale, Madison; Dr. William J. Gordon, Leaksville; and Mrs. Jefferson Penn, Reidsville. 

Rockingham blanked Alamance in two high school football games. Reidsville triumphed over Burlington 7-0 and Leaksville stopped Mebane 6-0. ... The faculty and patrons of Intelligence school raised a substantial sum at a party at the school featuring the sale of boxes filled with items made by young ladies of the community. The money will be used to buy shades for the school. ... The home of Wright Moore in Leaksville was destroyed by a fire that is believed to have started in an oil heater in the bathroom. 

John Williams of Leaksville, a section hand with the Danville and Western Railroad, was shot in the head at a party in Stoneville and died en route to the hospital in Leaksville. Harrison Martin of near Madison was charged. 

Keep warm: Women's dress coats with fox, badger, wolf or beaver collars, $69.50. 

Keep warm: Men's Harris tweed topcoats, $62.50.

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