63 Years Ago

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 20, 2006

Peanut industry now essential

Word was received here in Suffolk today that the peanut cleaning and shelling industry has been declared as an essential industry in Suffolk.

A meeting for the purpose to determine whether or not peanut processing is an essential industry was called recently with Calvin C. Tennis, assistant area director of the War Manpower Commission and Carlton S. Bell, Labor Markets Analyst for the Hampton Roads area, and five representatives of the peanut industries here.


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Tennis at that time instructed processors to make formal application to the area director of the WMC.

By this declaration, it is believed that the peanut industry here will benefit greatly because heretofore, workers have been reluctant to work in a job that was not essential and if a worker desired to change into the peanut industry, he could not obtain a statement of availability to do so.

The granting of this declaration is largely due to Burl M. Brown, manager of the United States Employment Service in Suffolk.

Fewer points needed for pork

The Suffolk and Nansemond County War Price and Ration Boards received notice this morning from the Richmond District Office that certain pork products have been reduced in point values, effective as of 12:01 this morning. Items on the current points value charts under the heading, “ready to eat meats” except corned beef brisket, dried beef, and tongue are reduced to two points, according to the announcement.

The following is an extract from the memorandum received by the local boards:

“On the Consumer Point Table all items listed under ‘pork and bacon’ are reduced to two points. All items under “ready-to-eat meats” except corned beef brisket, dried beef, and tongue, are reduced two points. No reduction is made on these last three named items.

“Under ‘pork variety meats’ all three items are reduced two points.

“All sausage items containing exclusively pork are reduced two points. This means one hundred percent pork sausage, liver sausage, souse, and head cheese containing no other meats than pork. Canned meat point values are not changed regardless of pork contents.

Rotarians are shown TB movie

Suffolk Rotarians, who’s regular meeting this week was held at 6:30 p.m. at the Coca-Cola Bottling plant on West Washington St., were shown a movie by Mrs. T. L. Elmore, secretary of the Suffolk, Nansemond, Isle of Wight Tuberculosis Association. The projector was operated by W. T. Piland of the Suffolk teaching staff.

The movie depicted the growth of a small town, due to the influx of war workers, and showed how poor housing and unsanitary conditions related from the swollen population. It also showed a typical example of how tuberculosis is contracted in a community where adequate diagnostic and hospitalization facilities are not available.

After the showing of the moving picture a discussion of the local tuberculosis situation followed with Lieutenant Governor J. E. West telling of his familiarity with the subject of tuberculosis situation of the local tuberculosis control in the city and throughout the state.

K. of P. sponsors movie

Welcome to Lodge No. 50, Knights of Pythias is sponsoring the show, “We’ve Never Been Licked,” which will be presented at the Chadwick Theatre, Nov. 28, 29, and 30, it was announced this morning. The picture features Richard Quinn and Noah Berry, Jr.

The committee in charge includes chancellor commander of the lodge, which has 160 members, 25 of whom are in the armed forces.

The order has sent many cartons of cigarettes to overseas soldiers and sailors in recent months and has contributed to many local charities. The Lodge is receiving many cards from service men in Australia this week expressing thanks for cigarettes received.

Corps chairman gives reports

The regular monthly meeting of the Corps Chairman of the Suffolk-Nansemond County Chapter of the American Red Cross was held in the Chapter office on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m., with Nancy P. Woolford, Chairman of Volunteer Special Services, presiding.

Reports of the month’s work were given by the different chairmen present. C. M. Flintoff, Chairman of the Nurse’s Aide Corps, reported that the Suffolk Community Hospital has been approved by the Eastern area office and that henceforth the nurse’s aides will divide their time between Lakeview and the Community hospitals.

Residents have opportunity to learn effects of

historic designation

Suffolk Historic District residents will have their day next Tuesday.

That’s the day state government officials will be in town to find out what local folks think about including the district on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

And they’ll be available to answer questions about what it all means.

“Hopefully, anyone who has questions will get them answered,” said Nancy Faircloth, secretary of the Suffolk Olde Towne Civic League, the group which initially spearheaded the project.

“It’s mostly honorific, a sense of pride.

But it’ll give us some recognition that could be helpful.”

The state and national registers are the official listings of places judged to have state or national significance.

IRS has checks for locals

Eight Suffolk residents are among the 1,500 Virginians who have not claimed Federal income tax refund checks now being held by the IRS.

The 1,465 checks total $633,345 n an average of $432.

An IRS spokesman said the refund checks range in amount from $1 to $15,000.

The refund checks have been returned to the IRS as “undeliverable” by the Postal Service.

Individuals who move and leave no forwarding address and provide incomplete or incorrect information on the return itself are the ones whose refund checks become undeliverable, according to the spokesman.

The IRS has refund checks for the following current and former Suffolk residents:

Roland L. Aston, Alice Crumpler, Paul A. and Phillis A. Simmons, Michelle A. Key, James N. Alleyn, Artur Dunston, Phillip T. Dildy and Ronald J. Dodd.

Hill Point Farms passes another hurdle

In May, City Council approved a preliminary site plan for the mammoth Hill Point Farms housing project.

Because of numerous changes in that plan, developers had to come back before planners yesterday and put their plan on the firing line again.

Planning commissioners, however, approved the revised plan submitted by developers Oceans Holdings Inc. featuring a reduction in the number of residential units by 206 to 2,494.

If built as proposed, Hill Point Farms would feature the housing units, commercial and office buildings, a film studio and a hotel and golf course.

It could also house a local campus for Paul D. Camp Community College.

While the change in number of residences represented one alteration of the plans, the developers also decided to extend a road winding through the project out to Godwin Boulevard, about 500 miles (yards?) south of King’s Fork Road.

Developers have also expanded the size of the proposed golf course to make it more “challenging.”

Windsor may get radio station

Windsor may be in line for a radio station, but the person who filed the petition for a new frequency reportedly called his connection with the station a rumor.

The Federal Communications Commission said yesterday that John A. Hill requested an FM frequency for Windsor.

Hill could not be reached.

An employee at WTID-FM said Hill felt there was no need to comment because reports of a new station are just rumors.

WTID is a Suffolk radio station which once employed Hill and broadcasted from Windsor until last month.