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Penny employees to receive bonus

Forty-three employees of the Suffolk J. C. Penny Department Store will share in a special year-end payment of an amount equal to two week’s pay for full-time associates who have been employed for the full year of 1951.

Proportionate amounts for extra and part-time associates and those employed less than a year are also provided a plan.

All Penny associates except management staff members, whose earnings are determined largely by the Company’s long-standing profit sharing place, will share in the payment. It will be made on Dec. 15 at each associates December 15 pay rate.

Goals established on spring greens

The 1952 goals for Virginia grown late spring snap beans, late spring cabbage, and spinach have been established according to W. C. Knight, chairman of the Nansemond County Agricultural Mobilization Committee.

The national goals for these spring vegetables are not broken down into State goals, but desirable percentage changes from 1951 are shown by States.

For late spring snap beans the goal is 9500 acres. This represents an increase of approximately ten percent over the 8600 acres grown in 1951. The suggested acreage with average yield would result in a production of 13 percent more than in 1951, slightly more than in 1950, but equal to the 1945-49 acreage, Knight pointed out.

The goal for the beets is 1,100 acres. This is also 10 percent larger than the 1951 acreage of 1000. With average yields the goal acreage would result in production six percent larger than in 1951 but the same as in 1950, the chairman said.

Holland visits Windsor

Holland High’s defending basketball champions get their first league test of the new season tonight when they take on a veteran Windsor quintet in the Windsor gymnasium.

Hit badly by graduation, Holland’s Cagers carry only two regulars Tom West and Ronnie Carter from last year’s team.

Girls’ teams from the two schools will clash in the 7:30 preliminary with Windsor, the popular choice to capture the title in the feminine division this year, ruling as favorite.

Another Nansemond-Isle of Wight league game over in Chuckatuck tonight will find Coach Lou Morris’ Indians entertaining a big Carrsville team that crushed Whaleyville in its loop opener last week, 33-10.

Mrs. Dixon gives Yule program at Fidelis meeting

A Christmas program, arranged by Mrs. Robert Dixon, was given at a meeting last night of the Fidelis Class of West End Baptist Church held at the home of Mrs. R. C. Stone, Jr., on Causey Avenue.

A box of gifts for a sick friend was packed by the members and Christmas gifts exchanged.

Mrs. J. A. Parks had charge of the devotions.

The hostess was assisted in serving refreshments by Mrs. Mills Fanney, Jr., and Mrs. Lewis Alexander.

Others present were Mesdames J. B. Vaughan, Jr., David Sylvia, Staley Babb, Jr., David Carr, Cecil Canada, Tom Finch, Oscar Fowler, George Jernigan, Wilburn Lassiter, William Johnson, Curtis Boyce, Misses Estelle Allison and Nelda Pierce.

Mrs. Hubert Young presents program at meet

Mrs. Hubert Young, Family Life Chairman, presented the program at the meting of the Woman’s Fellowship of Suffolk Christian Church last night held in the Baraca room of the church.

Mrs. Young stressed at the fact the family is the most important group in the world and should share love, security, sympathetic understanding and devotionals.

Mrs. Jack Nurney, president, conducted the meeting and devotionals were led by Mrs. Roy Richardson, using the Christmas theme &uot;There’s a Song In The Air.&uot; A trio, Miss Ada Brinkley, Miss Florence King and Miss Shirley Richardson, sang &uot;Silent Night.&uot; They were accompanied by David Brown Harrell.

Mrs. George E. Wells reported on the recent Church Fair sponsored by the Fellowship.

Approximately 75 members were present.