Times Past

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 8, 2003

Aug. 13, 1945

Stories featured in the News-Herald on this date 59 years ago:

Damage caused to Hiroshima by atomic bomb

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The front page of the newspaper featured an aerial shot of the devastation at Hiroshima, Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped Aug. 6. A scattered few buildings remain standing in the heart of Hiroshima. Damage was concentrated with a circle with a diameter of 19,000 square feet.

Servicemen entertained Sunday by Suffolk Rotary Club

Fifty-nine servicemen representing the Army, Navy and Coast Guard from 28 states were entertained yesterday afternoon at the Suffolk Woman’s Club by the Rotary club.

Rotarians attending were Z. Turner, chairman, J.G. West Jr., M.A. Cross, Dr. E.C. Joyner, E.W. Staples, W.P. Griffin and Dudley N. Rollings.

Assistant hosts and hostesses were Mrs. R.O. Walker, Mrs. J.C. West Jr., Mrs. Z. Turner, Mrs. W.P. Griffin, and Mrs. R.C. Saunders.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Lloyd Bell, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Philhower, Mr. and Mrs. Redwood Councill, Mrs. Arthur Owens, Charles Grant, W.P. Brown and S.M Lawrence.

Crystal Caf\u00E9 halts Shop 74 in doubleheader

Willard Freeman’s undefeated Crystal Caf\u00E9 softball team defeated the Portsmouth Navy Yard Shop 74 in a double header here yesterday afternoon for their 7th and 8th straight wins.

The Crystal Caf\u00E9 scored two runs in the 7th inning to win the first contest.

Harry Westnedge Sr. twirled the twin-bill for the Crystal Caf\u00E9 to bring his winning record to six wins against no defeats.

German POWs help farmers

The first detachment of German prisoners of war form Camp Suffolk have started to aid Nansemond County farmers who are confronted with a labor shortage in harvesting crops, it was learned today.

Parke C. Brinkley, county agent, stated that the prisoners are employed for the prevailing farm wage rate of 35 cents an hour and will not work longer than eight or nine hours a day. The prisoners first job is storing corn in silos. They will also be used late on to dig peanuts and harvest fall crops.

Dr. Hutcheson speaker at Holland Field Day

E.T. Batten, superintendent of the Holland Experiment Station will hold his annual field day at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, with Dr. T.B. Hutcheson as the principal speaker,

Parke C. Brinkley announced today.

Also on the program is Dr. J.M. Grayson, entomologist for the station, who will discuss the work that he has been doing on peanuts, and W.H. Daughtrey, district extension agent, will discuss the relationship between the Experiment Station and the Extension Service.

Use new buses on Nor’K’Run

Commuters of Suffolk from Franklin and those going from here to Norfolk will be happy to hear that four new streamlined buses were put on the road for the first time, replacing what many termed as &uot;the old cattle cars,&uot; the local branch of Carolina Trailways announced today.

Cuthbert buys Riverview lots

J.L. Cuthbert has purchased two lots on the south side of Western Avenue from the Riverview Land Improvement Company, according to the deed as recorded in the city clerk’s office this morning.

Powell heads clerks of state

John Henry Powell, Nansemond County Clerk, was elected president of the Virginia Court Clerk’s Association at the closing session of the 35th annual convention yesterday morning.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok