Sept. 21, 1937: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald on this date 67 years ago:

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 21, 2004

First fall meeting held

The Jr. Phlathea Class of the Suffolk Christian Church held their first fall meeting Monday night at 8 o’clock in their classroom.

The meeting was called to order by the president Mrs. Ray Gordon, and the devotionals were led by Mrs. J.G. Truitt.

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The election of officers was held and the following officers were elected for the ensuring year: Mrs. Ray Gordon, president; Mrs. L. Barrett, vice-president; Mrs. James E. Babb, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, Mrs. Stanley Johnson, reporter; Miss Susie Powell, assistant reporter, pianist; and Mrs. Harry Hubbard, treasurer; Mrs. J.J. Felton, assistant pianist.

Lee Bible class meets

The L.M. Lee Bible Class of the Main Street Methodist Church met at the home of Miss Bessie Galbraith, with Galbrieth, Mrs. A.H. Hines, Mrs. B.C. Ellis and Mrs. Sterling as hostesses. Hines, chairman of the nominating committee, presented the slate of officers for the coming year: Mrs. Lee Britt, teacher, Mrs. Pryor Brown, assistant teacher; Mrs. Peyton Harrell, president; Mrs. C.W. Roberts, vice-president; Mrs. W.F. Whitley treasurer; Mrs. C.W. Faust, secretary; Mrs. E.C. Ferguson, reporter.

Those present were Harrell, Bradon, Mrs. E.E. Edwards, Mrs. W.H. Bowers, Mrs. W.L. Uhler, Mrs. B.C. Ellis, Hines, Mrs. C.A. Ragsdale, Mrs. W.F. Cowley, Mrs. Van Patten, Mrs. W.F. Whitley, Mrs. George Sterling, Mrs. E.C. Ferguson and Miss Bessie Galbraith.

Lassiter home burns

The attractive two-story frame resident of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lassiter on Linden Street was nearly destroyed by fire discovered in the roof just before noon today. The loss will run to several thousand dollars. Practically the entire roof was burned from the house and the thousands of gallons of water necessary to extinguish the flames made lakes in the first and second story rooms. The cause of the fire was undetermined. Fire chief James Bangley commented as the fire was brought under control that it &uot;looks like a flue fire.&uot;

Suffolk dealers head to Buick meeting

J.A. Russell of the Suffolk Motor Company Buick Dealership here left today for Washington, D.C., where he will attend a meeting of dealers throughout this area launching the 1938 program of the Buick division of General Motors. Accompanying Russell are Miss Fannie Riddick, Miss Beatrice Saunders, W.F. Lassiter and A.W. Mitchell, who will hear the Buick manufacturing and sales Program for the coming year and will view the complete line of new cars, which is said to be announced publicly sometime in October.

Plans completed for cabaret and fashion show

Plans are completed for the annual cabaret and fashion show of the Junior Women’s Club, to be held on Friday, Oct. 1 at the city auditorium. The fashion show will be put on by the Famous of Portsmouth and the Sarah Sandler School of Dancing will present the floor show. The music for dancing will be furnished by Red Overton and his orchestra. The chairmen are as follows: Miss Martha Brother, orchestra; Miss Anne Hargrave, fashion show; Miss Margaret Daughtrey, floor show; Mrs. H.J. Pettit, tables; Mrs. Wallace Lyon, decorations; Mrs. Perry Turner, reservations; Miss Goode Cohoon, tickets and Mrs. Blackwell Cross, refreshments.

Compiled by Jason Norman