September 9-15, 1951
The Madison town board has scheduled a referendum for Oct. 9 on a $100,000 water bond issue.
If the bonds are approved, the town will raise its present water tank, install a number of new mains and increase the supply and pressure of water throughout the town.
Madison Mayor G.G. "Pete" Moore, saying he is fed up with the noise of big trucks roaring through town without mufflers, announced, "All trucks, whether they are transports or Greyhounds, will be stopped here from now on if their mufflers are not in perfect condition." The fine for a faulty muffler is $10 to $50. ... Duke Power Company began installing 40 new lighting fixtures housing 4,000-watt bulbs on power poles on Murphy, Franklin and Market streets in downtown Madison. ... Some 6,000 people lined the streets of downtown Reidsville to watch the Harvest Jubilee's opening parade of 20 elaborate floats, four marching bands, numerous novelty pieces and 13 bathing-suit-clad young women competing to be crowned Queen of the Harvest Jubilee. Miss Dolly Rayfield of Charlotte, a comely and well-turned brunette, won that title.
The Leaksville town commissioners, at the urging of the Tri-City Merchants Association, agreed to discontinue parallel parking on Washington and Monroe streets and return to diagonal parking. ... The Reidsville Luckies polished off the Durham Bulls in Carolina League semifinal playoffs but fell behind Winston-Salem 3-1 in best-of-seven finals. ... More than 3,900 students enrolled in Leaksville Township schools, up about 100 over a year earlier, Superintendent John Hough reported.
For milady's figure: Panty girdle, $16.50.
For traveling: Three-piece ladies' luggage set, $24.88