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59 Years Ago

Small to head Masonic lodge

R. L. Small was elected Worshipful Master of Suffolk Masonic Lodge No. 340. Monday night in an election held at the Masonic Temple.

Following a dinner served by the ladies of the Eastern Star, local Masons selected their new officers for 1948. In addition to Small, officers chosen were as follows: Senior warden, E. E. Phoenix; Junior warden, Frank Shotton; Senior deacon, W. H. Small; Junior deacon, L. M. Daniel; Tiler, J. T. McGhee; Secretary, G. P. Darden; Treasurer, H. O. Wells and Stewards, W. W. Hill and W. P. Vaden. The newly-elected officers were installed by Past Worshipful Master C. M. Flintoff.

Suffolk Patrols to get uniforms

Walter Hosier of Richmond National Safety Director of the Travelers Protective Association will present members of the grammar school safety patrols with safety accessories at an assembly tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

Perry Turner, committeeman for the project, serving with W. E. Russell, from Post &uot;P&uot; of the TPA stated this morning that yellow rain-proof coats and hood black, knee length boots and red warning flags will be presented to patrol members.

C. F. Goss, state secretary of the Travelers Protection Association, will be present for the ceremony, Turner added.

Building shows decline in county

Building construction in Nansemond County showed a definite decrease for Nov. as only fifteen building permits have been filed in the Office of John Henry Powell, Clerk of Nansemond County, for that period.

This is a more than 30 percent decline since 24 permits were issued in Oct. and 22 permits in September. Most new construction remains in the small dwelling category, while a few businesses such as service stations and other firms of the nature constitute most of the remaining permits filed. Many of the small dwellings are being built by the Camp Manufacturing Company in Franklin.