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51 Years Ago

Traffic survey is proposed

A proposal that may provide the answer to Suffolk’s increasing traffic problems took shape last night as City Council started action on a City Planning Commission recommendation.

Acting swiftly at a meeting of only 20 minutes duration, the governing body agreed to instruct the city manager to ascertain the cost of arriving at &uot;a program of stage construction to improve the movement of traffic within the city.&uot;

The project suggested as brought to Council’s attention by councilman C. P. Holland, Jr., would have the body authorize the city manager &uot;to employ a reputable engineer to make a complete study of the traffic problems of the city and recommended the best use of the present system for movement of traffic and to provide an overall layout of the city and recommend what existing streets could be opened under a program of stage construction to improve the movement of traffic within the city.&uot;

After presenting the recommendation, voted by the planning commission at an October meeting, Holland opined &uot;it is very desirable that such a study be made. We should give some thought as to how we will meet the traffic problem.&uot;

Trial Justice Court due for face-lift

Nansemond County Trial Justice Court is going to get a face-lifting. Decision to make what amounts to a major over-hauling of the court was the major business of the monthly meeting of the Nansemond County Board of Supervisors yesterday.

Taken on a conducted tour of the premises by Trial Justice T. C. Andrews after adjournment of their regular meeting, members of the board were shown broken windows, broken light fixtures, a broken down stove, a cramped closet, dirty windows, and shabby walls and told about poor janitorial service. They heard Judge Andrews describe the problem of trying to conduct court in the inadequate court room while his two clerks are forced to carry on their civil duties in the same area occupied by the judge and at the same time.

Hay topples from truck at courthouse

If motorists are wondering what the bales of peanut hay were doing strung out on the Nansemond County courthouse lawn about 9 a.m. today there is a simple explanation.

Bradford Jones, along with two helpers, was on his way to Norfolk from Gates County, N. C. to deliver his load of hay. As he rounded a corner at North Main and Milner Streets the wheels of his truck hit the side of the embankment and toppled about 25 bales of hay onto the ground.

Jones and his helpers were still reloading at 10:30 with about 10 bales to go.

Art Group of Junior Club sees

Christmas work demonstrated

Mrs. Raymond Parker, Jr., of 124 &rac12; Clay Street, was hostess last night to the Art Department of the Junior Women’s Club.

A program on Handicrafts for Christmas, was given by Mrs. Walter Graham. During her demonstration she showed the members how to make dolls from men’s socks and decorative Christmas candles from soap suds and milk cartons.

During the business meeting the group decided to contribute notions to the German Youth Assistance.

Plans were completed for the Christmas program of the Junior Women’s Club which will take place at the December meeting with the Art Department conducting the program.

After the meeting refreshments were served to those present by Mrs. Parker.