Sept. 30, 1961: Lead stories in the Suffolk News-Herald 43 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 30, 2004

Higinbotham, Cross elected Garden Club delegates

Mrs. W.H. Higinbotham and Mrs. M.A. Cross have been elected delegates from the Suffolk Garden Club to the Tidewater District meeting of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs to be held Oct. 19 at the Golden Triangle in Norfolk. Alternates are Mrs. Floyd Benton and Mrs. Harry J. Petitt. Delegates were elected at a meeting Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Benton on Bosley Ave. The newly elected president, Higinbotham, announced that two tickets were available for the Women’s Forum in Richmond on Nov. 9 and that the Lakeview Heights Garden will sponsor a County Fait Oct. 26 at the entrance to the Chadwick Theater.

Senior High Pilgrims to attend fellowship conference

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The Senior High Pilgrim Fellowship of Suffolk Christian church are expected to attend the Eastern Virginia Pilgrim Fellowship conference Senior Rally from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bayview Christian Church in Norfolk.

Greenwood presents film at Jefferson

Oliver Greenwood, principal of Thomas Jefferson School, presented a film strip entitled, &uot;School Birds&uot; at a meeting of the Suffolk Education Association Wednesday afternoon in the school cafeteria. Mrs. Jacqueline Stanley conducted the meeting. Miss Gladys Yates presented memoirs on the death of Miss Novell Barnhill, a teacher for 50 years in Suffolk schools. Mrs. Hall Furr, membership chairman, reported that Jefferson and George Mason Schools had 100 percent membership in the state, local and national association.

Whaleyviile homemakers

initiate 19

The Whaleyville chapter of the Future Homemakers of America met Wednesday, and new members were informally initiated. Initiated were Linda Darden, Linda Speight, Kay Savage, Jean Whitley, Ellen Perry, Nancy Simpson, Darlene Spivey, Laverne Slade, Arlene Spain, Jo Ann Bateman, Delores Brinkley, June Collier, Teresa Conner, Linda Curle, Del Cross Horton, Linda Presley, Peggy Pierce, Mary Ann Russell. Nellie Mae Eure announced that the fall rally will be at Holland on Oct. 5. All members were encouraged to attend.

Crutchfield transferred

to Alaska

Army Specialist Four Thomas L. Crutchfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Crutchfield of Driver, recently was assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Greeley in Alaska. Crutchfield, a supply specialist in Headquarters Company of the garrison, entered the Army in January 1960, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was last stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. The 20-year-old soldier is a 1959 graduate of Chuckatuck High School.

Lakeland blanks Hall, 28-0

Lakeside whitewashed Hall Place 28-0 in their midget football season-opener yesterday at Joyner Park. Bob Sweat scored the first touchdown and took a pass from Tom Harry for the extra point. Harry got the second conversion himself after Rawls Saecker got Lakeside’s second touchdown. Ben Askew and Seacker closed out the scoring with Lewis Rawls and Sweat getting the extra points.

Beamon, Richardson will

play for golf title

George Beamon and Roy Richardson will meet for the championship of the Suffolk Golf Course match play tournament. Richardson defeated Johnny Thanos 3-2 yesterday, while Beamon eliminated Howard Shotton 5-3. Bruce Garratt won the third flight championship from Bob White, 4-3. Other final flights have not been paired.

Compiled by Jason Norman