September 27-October 3, 1950 

Fieldcrest Mills and the Textile Workers Union of America have reached agreement on pay increases for workers in all Fieldcrest mills in Leaksville, Spray and Draper. 

The agreement is subject to approval of union members. Details of the agreement will be presented at meetings with those members next Sunday in the Leaksville High School auditorium and at Draper Graded School. 

A union spokesman in Greensboro said the increase will range between 7 cents and 14 cents an hour, with the average being 10 cents. 

Fieldcrest negotiators were led by H.W. Whitcomb, general manager of Fieldcrest Mills, while the union negotiators were led by George Baldanzi, TWUA executive vice president. 

C.M. Beach has been named secretary of religious activities at the Central YMCA in Leaksville. Beach has been in Leaksville since 1937 and during that time has held a number of YMCA and church-related jobs, including periods as interim pastor at Leaksville and Spray Baptist churches.....Forty-nine Rockingham County men this week got notices from the draft board to report for military duty. They are the first called up since the Korean War began in June.....Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Leaksville has been placed on the "approved list" of the American College of Surgeons, a citation that Annie Penn administrator J.W. Harbison said is a most coveted mark for hospitals. 

County Democrats will hold a political rally and Brunswick stew next week at Wentworth with U.S. senators Clyde Hooey and Frank Graham and Gov. Kerr Scott invited to attend, county Democratic chairman Jule McMichael said......The City of Reidsville has been awarded the National Safety Council Award for having no traffic deaths in 1949. The town's exceptional record continues: It has had no deaths so far this year.....Two people, including Mrs. Nannie Isabel Ashburn of Rt. 1, Stoneville, were killed when the car in which they were riding crashed into an underpass abutment on Highway 220 near Stoneville. The driver of the car, who survived, told the Highway Patrol he was blinded by the bright lights of an approaching car. Mrs. Ashburn, 33, leaves four daughters. 

From the sea: Fresh frozen dressed whiting, 14 cents pound. 

Let's go riding: 1950 Ford Tudor V-8 custom sedan, $1,675. 

Let's travel: Piedmont Airlines offers daily flight to Wilmington,1 hr. 49 min., $11.95.

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