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43 Years Ago

Andrews building bought by Leggett’s

Confirmation of purchase by Leggett’s Department Store of the Andrews Building on N. Main Street in downtown Suffolk came at noon today from George W. Scott, Leggett’s manager.

Purchase price for the property was $120,000. The building has 40 feet of frontage on N. Main Street and runs back some 189 feet to a 20 foot alley. It joins the Palace Theatre property, previously purchased by Leggett’s in a transaction completed in October.

Combining the Andrews Building and the Palace Theatre property, Leggett’s now will have some 102 feet of frontage on N. Main Street. Leggett’s will take possession of the Andrews Building on June 1, 1964, and deeds are scheduled to be filled today by J. Lewis Rawls, Jr., Leggett’s attorney.

Principal occupant of the Andrews Building now is Suffolk Gas Corp. Other tenants in the building include Reid and Hope, Inc., Ball-Hassell and Associates and others.

Cheer Fund drive ends tomorrow

Tuesday will see the drive for the Suffolk Cheer Fund will make it the final appeal to the people of Suffolk and Nansemond County for the $2,400 to buy food for the needy.

The welfare agencies have helped in this effort, both in cash donations by its employees and in the time given to issuing food orders, for which they received the sincere appreciation of the recipients of the food and the thanks of the News-Herald, sponsor of the Suffolk Cheer Fund.

Those who have not yet contributed but wish to do so, please mail donations to Suffolk Cheer Fund, P.O. Box 1220, or bring them to the Suffolk News-Herald office, 130 S. Saratoga Street.

100 attend Cotillion Club Dance at Planter’s Club

The Christmas dance of the Suffolk Cotillion Club was held Saturday night at Planter’s Club with members and guests attending.

Those present were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Annas, Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Birdsong, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Birdsong, Mr. and Mrs. William Birdsong, Mr. and Mrs. Lin B. Callis, Mr. and Mrs. William Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Carter, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Chapman, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Darden.

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Duff, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Floyd, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Harry III, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Harrell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. L. Q. Hines, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Joyner, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. William McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Odom, Mr. and Mrs. William Peachy, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pond, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Quayle.

New Year’s service at Seventh Street Church

A traditional dinner of hog jowl, black-eyed peas and rice will be served after midnight following, a New Year’s Eve Watch Night service at the Healing Fountain Holiness Church and 7 St., Hollywood.

The service will begin at 8:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be the Rev. J. Foreman of Suffolk.

A special gospel concert will be rendered by the Peerless Four of Norfolk, the Echoneers of Suffolk, the Virginia Sons of Harmony of Newport News, and many other outstanding gospel singers.