Nov. 14, 1943: Lead stories in the Suffolk News-Herald 61 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 14, 2004

Shoe repair fan catches fire

The Suffolk fire department answered a call to a shoe repair shop, belonging to George Pappas at 10 a.m., where firemen found a small blaze in a shoe repair fan. The fire was quickly extinguished and no damage was noted. Engines two and three and the truck responded.

At 5:10 p.m., firemen were called to 226 Holladay St. where they found wood burning in a woodhouse back of the residence. The fire was put out quickly and no damage was noted. Engines one, three and the truck responded. The origin of both fires was undetermined.

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Rape charge sent to grand jury

The case of Major Dix, who was charged with the rape of a 15 year old girl, was sent on to the grand jury after a hearing in the Suffolk Court this morning. The attack was alleged to have taken place Saturday morning in the vicinity of 137 Millner street, which is Dix’s address.

James Williams, paid a fine of $10 and cost on an assault charge.

The case of F. M. Cunningham, who appeared on a charge of housebreaking was dismissed.

Shortages may be solved

Shortage has hit everyone’s household but a few more double or nothing eggs similar to the one found by Mrs. J. M. Leggett of 221 N. Saratoga St., yesterday and her egg problem will be solved.

Mrs. Leggett casually broke as ordinary, plopped it into a frying pan and was about to give it a quick flip-over, when she perceived another small egg, with the shell intact, lying in the exact center of the original.

She removed the small egg, and upon breaking that found inside the usual yolk and white, only on a much small scale.

According to Mrs. Leggett, she didn’t experiment as tot the edibility of the egg, but she did say that the egg was fresh.

What no chicken, Mrs. Leggett?

Thirteen pass physical exam

The following men from Nansemond County have passed their final physical examination at the induction station in Richmond. And will return to Camp Lee on the 25 according to the Nansemond County Selective Service Board:

Harry Gordon Doughtie, Holland, Cecil Herbert Bradley, Rt. 1, Whaleyville; Edwin Fletcher Crittenden, Eclipse; to name a few passed the exam.

The following were excepted to the Navy: Nathaniel Byrd, Jr., Earle Goodwon, Horace Story,

Joseph Griggs, Leon Baines, and Jesse Lynch.

Oxford society holds meeting

The Women’s Society of Christian Service, of Oxford Methodist Church, met last night at the church with Mrs. G. B. Stott, presiding. The program was given by Circle 4. Mrs. J. C. West, leader, led the devotionals, using the theme, &uot;Following Christ’s Way of Service.&uot;

A solo, &uot;Why Should He Love Me So,&uot; Miss Rhonda Burdeshaw, returned Chinese missionary, was the speaker. She told of the missionary work that is now being accomplished by the Chinese. There were twenty five members present.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose