Nov. 11, 1939: Lead stories in the Suffolk News-Herald 65 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 11, 2004

90-year old receipt of Bristow

It’s no wonder a man could enjoy living 90 years ago with a small army of slaves to answer his beck and call as he sat resting sipping perhaps the traditional mint julep while his eyes wandered lazily over the green acres of land stretching before the big house. Because along that time a man was not burdened too much with heavy taxation.

Today well, that’s another story.

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Thomas M. Bristow, clerk in the City Manager’s Office, is having a tax receipt dated Jan. 5, 1850, with local taxation of only $1,221. Mr. Bristow found the receipt in an old family bible. Many of today’s taxpayers to whom he has shown the yellow paper, sigh and yearn for the &uot;the good old days.&uot;

Legion Women place wreath

Armistice Day was celebrated quietly here this morning at 11 when in silent tribute to the fallen men of the Great War, members of the American Legion Auxiliary gathered at the World War Memorial Monument and placed a wreath there in memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the struggle.

Tomorrow under the direction of G. B. Dixon, past commander, Legionaries will sponsor services services at 11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The Rev. H.N. Tucker, post chaplain, will bring the message and the church choir, directed by Mrs. Bradford Kilby, will sing.

All ex-service men and members of the Veterans of Foreign War, Spanish-American War veterans and Auxiliary members have been asked by Dr. C. H. Dawson, post commander, to meet at the church at 10:45. It is planned that all veterans attend the services in a body.

Young women hurt in crash

Misses Helen Klick and Mary Patterson, of Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, were slightly injured early this morning when their car which they were riding in was in collision with another on the Holland highway.

The women were rushed to Lakeview Hospital, where they were treated for cuts, bruises, and shock. Both were later released.

According to their report, both were taken to the hospital by a passenger mobile shortly after the accident occurred.

The women were on their way to Norfolk to visit friends when their automobile collided with another, knocking the other in a field. Both cars were badly damaged.

The people in the other car were not seriously hurt and didn’t go to the hospital.

State Trooper H. S. Hubbard, who investigated the accident, could not be reach for a statement this morning.

The wreck was cleared from the highway by the Wallace Goodrich wrecking crew. The accident occurred around 12:30 this morning.

Battle of Aces Tomorrow

The Suffolk Aces will entertain Ocean View here tomorrow afternoon at Peanut Park in a Tidewater League game. The kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m.

The Suffolk team was scheduled to play the Viewers last Sunday but rain and cold weather forced the game to be called off until tomorrow. In the first meeting both teams battled to a 12-all tie.

Worth Dunning, a local boy and star fullback, will be lost for the rest of the campaign. He was injured in the Norfolk Tar game three weeks ago. Phil Moser will be back in uniform for the Viewer game.

The Aces are now holding down third place in the loop with Norfolk first and Newport News second. A win tomorrow will put the locals in the running for the second spot.

The Aces dropped a 12-7 game to the league leaders for their only loss of the season.

If the schedule is not changed again the Aces will meet Newport News here on the following Sunday and the U. S. S. Texas on the 26th.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose