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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Local Red Cross

gets new field rep

The Suffolk-Nansemond County Red Cross Chapter announced today that Ferninand Michlautz will be the Red Cross’ general field representative in the area, effective Sept. 1.

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He will represent 32 Red Cross chapters. Michlautz is replacing Mark Jury of Suffolk, who recently accepted a similar assignment in Pennsylvania. Jury held the position for about two years. Michlautz started his Red Cross career as a volunteer in disaster service for a six-month period in Jamestown, N.Y.

He officially joined the staff in April 1945 as an assistant field director to the Armed Forces, then served as field director in China and India.

Luncheon party today honors Miss Mary Sheppard Alberts

Misses Mildred and Ann Cross entertained at a luncheon today at 1 p.m. at Hotel Elliott in honor of Miss Mary Sheppard Alberts whose marriage to Harwood Fielding Wheeler will take place tomorrow at the Suffolk Presbyterian Church.

The table was centered with white asters arranged in a silver bowl. White candles in silver candelabra flanked with the centerpiece. The bride-elect was presented with a gift by the hostesses in her chosen pattern of crystal.

Other than the honoree, guests were Miss Nancy Alberts, Miss Vivian Alberts, Miss Jacquelyn Burton, Miss Jane Grant, Miss Nancy Rawls, Miss Elizabeth Rawls, Mrs. W.C. Gatling Jr., Miss Allie Grace, and Miss Margaret Eggborn, of Culpepper.

Brockwell’s win his

20th of the year

The first pitcher to win 20 games in the Virginia League this season is Johnny Brockwell, of Colonial Heights.

Brockwell posted No. 20 against seven defeats last night as the league leaders beat Suffolk’s Goobers, 7-0, in the first game of a twin bill. The Goobers won the nightcap, 8-3

Booker T. Washington

Memorial coins for sale

S.J. Phillips, president of the Booker T. Washington (BTW) Birthplace Memorial, announced today that the Farmers Bank of Nansemond has on hand 2,000 BTW Memorial half dollars which Congress authorized honoring the nation’s leading Negro educator and to help perpetuate his ideals and teachings.

The coin sell for 60 cents each, and the premium is used to finance the Industrial Training of blacks. Phillips stated that the banks in the nation have done more to help Memorial’s program to open industrial training to blacks of low educational status than any other group of organizations.

Water forms available

for South Suffolk

Consumer water applications are in the process of being distributed for the newly-created South Suffolk Sanitation District by William Porter, one of the leaders of the petitioning group. Porter said that he had conferred with Frank Howell, manager of the Suffolk branch of the Portsmouth Water Department and that applications for water must be in by Aug. 31. This is necessary, Porter said, so that the Water Department can know which streets in the district will require mains.

– Compiled by Jason Norman