August 25, 1966

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2005

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News-Herald 39 years ago…

German visitor here likes Virginia’s hot weather

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A friendship made by Dr. and Mrs. William M. Fulgham at the time they were stationed in Germany was renewed Tuesday when Erich Hofman of Heidelberg arrived in Suffolk to visit them at their home on Dumville Ave.

However, this is not Hofmann’s first visit here.

In the early 60’s he visited Mrs. Fulgham’s parents, the late Dr. and Mrs. Nat Newman, who he met when they visited their daughter in Germany.

Hofmann is a professional photographer specializing in children’s portraits with Agfa, a German film company.

He met the Fulghams through mutual friends when Dr. Fulgham was stationed with the Army Dental Clinic in Heidleberg from 1959-62.

Growing fond of hot weather, which they do not have in Germany, he finds the Virginia weather to his liking except for the humidity.

&uot;A funny thing is that in Germany we used to have pleasant summers, warm and sunny, but for the past several years we haven’t had any summer weather at all.

It’s cold, damp and rainy all of the time.&uot;

Playgrounds draw 17,421

Suffolk’s nine playgrounds showed an aggregate attendance of 17,421 for the nine-week season completed August 19, according to Recreation Director Howard Mast. Chorey Playground led with 2,650 attendance.

Mast said the total this year compares favorably with 1965, when an aggregate attendance of 17,965 was recorded.

Men’s Day at Tabernacle

The Reverend Willis F. Evans, pastor of Rose of Sharon Church, Norfolk, will be the guest speaker for the Annual Men’s Day celebration of Tabernacle Congregational Christian United Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

Reverend Evans is a graduate of Hampton Institute and received a master of Arts degree in Education from New York University.

Presently, he is working towards a masters degree in Religious Education at NYU.

He holds membership in the UTA, NEA and ATA.

For a number of years, he has been a diligent worker in the Nanse-mond County School system.

Guest soloist for the service will be E. T. Rawls.

Deacon James T. Holland is chairman of program and is being assisted by Rawley Luter.

– Compiled by Andrew Giermak