April 29, 1938

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

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News-Herald 67 years ago…

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speaker for WCTU

Rev. H. Conrad Blackwell, pastor of Oxford M. E. Church conducted the devotionals at a meeting of the local chapter of the WCTU held yesterday at the Presbyterian Churchhouse, Mr. Blackwell spoke on the First Corinthians 13. Mrs. C. S. Forsberg, vice president, presided in the absence of Mrs. H. S. Eley.

Following the devotionals, excerpts from the talk made at the women’s club last Monday by Mrs. Roscoe Johnson on the subject &uot;Why Frances Willard was Great,&uot; were made by Mrs. Forsberg.

Reporting on the recent meeting in Franklin, Mrs. Forsberg said, that at this institute the local chapter was reported as a very progressive Union.

The March issue of &uot;Peace Action,&uot; a publication for the prevention of war was presented by the presiding officer. This was followed by excerpts from the Union Signal by Mrs. C. C. Rawls. Mrs. Rawls closed the meeting by leading the assembly in prayer.

The Union voted to give $5 toward the million-dollar National Temperance Education Fund of which Virginia has already raised three-fourths of its quota.

Firestone dealer serves local dealers in the Suffolk

The Master Auto Service has built up an enviable reputation for fair dealings in their five years of operations in the Suffolk area. This reputation is shared alike by the general public and by the 25 retail firms served by them.

Among the many retail outlets served by this firm are: Chuckatuck, W. G. Saunders Store and C. C. Johnson’s store; Carrolton D. R. Parker’s Garage; Smithfield, Turner and Griffin and B. P. Gay Motor Company; Rushmere, W. P. Wilson and Son; Whaleyville, Duke’s Service Station and J. C. Russell; Cypress Chapel, F. C. Rountree’s Service Station; Holland, Holland-Jones Motor Company; Franklin, Busy Corner Service Station; Magnolia. Lyon’s Service Station; Suffolk, Super Service Station, Chilton Motor Company, Suffolk Motor Company, Virginia Coach Lines, Clark-Andrews Motor Company, Riverview Service Station, Serve-U-Service, O. K. Gardner’s Service Station, W. J. Robertson’s Service Station, Horton’s Service Station, and Ellis Service Station.

Back of the customer’s purchase is the integrity of the whole organization.

GE Refrigerators are given acid tests before being sold

Few people realize that three-fourths of the time it takes to manufacture a good electric refrigerator is spent in testing and inspecting, according to Brewer Jewelry Co., local General Electric dealers.

Some of the veteran GE refrigerators were taken to the research laboratory for a test recently, stated Mr. Turner, and it was discovered that they use no more current now than 12 years ago when they were put in use. When the units were taken apart, they showed practically no signs of wear.

&uot;Among the many basic design features which General Electric has introduced and pioneered are the following: hermetically sealed unit, all-steel cabinet, pressure lubrication and oil cooling of the compressor unit, stainless steel super-freezer, natural draft cooling, elimination of the drain and glyptal baked enamel finish,&uot; he said.

Tigers battle today

Today’s Suffolk High sports scheduled called for two events with the Hawkinsmen net team entertaining the Petersburg Crimson Wave here this afternoon on the school courts, while the Pitzerman baseball nine battled the South Norfolk Tigers on the Southsiders’ diamond in an important conference game.

The local baseball team will return to League Park tomorrow afternoon and entertain the Petersburg nine in the first of a two game series. The game will start at 3 p.m.

Next week we will find the Suffolk diamond team playing Edgerton here Monday afternoon, and Hopewell here Tuesday. Both games will be played at League Park, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

After dropping their first conference game of the season to Cradock last Tuesday afternoon the locals have been drilling hard in order to iron out the weak spots. With two men for most of the starting positions coach John Pitzer was unable to announce his starting lineup today before departing for South Norfolk this afternoon.

Buddy Dew, a lad who moved here from Norfolk last summer will start today’s game against the Tigers in order to try for a sweep of the two games. The locals won the first game here three weeks ago by the score of 6-3 behind the brilliant twirling of Raleigh Martin. Dew pitched a six-hit game against Hopewell there Monday only to lose in the late innings.

Hall Place defeats Cypress

The Suffolk Hall Place Hawks, with little Willie Daniels on the mound, defeated the Cypress High nine, 9-7, there yesterday afternoon in a well played game. The locals made it two wins and a loss for their record up to date.

League Park will be the scene of two interesting games during the next two Sundays. The Suffolk Hawks will entertain Chuckatuck here Sunday for the second time and Bacon’s Castle will return for their game the following Sunday.

Daniels pitched the whole game for the locals yesterday allowing 10 hits. He struck out 15 men and walked only one. The Cypress coach used two pitchers, as Bennett O’Berry pitched the first six frames, with Jordan finishing the game.

Ernest Sitterson, James Harrell and Alton Johnson led the locals at the plate with three hits each. Earl Alexander hit a home run and a triple to take the second place hitting honors. Owen Jordan hit a homer for Cypress. The Hawks out hit the school boys by collecting 15 to their 10. The locals took the lead at the beginning and held it all the way.

– Compiled by Jennifer Rose