Nov. 23, 1946: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 58 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Power Curbs start Sunday

The State Corporation Commission today ordered a brownout throughout the central and eastern portions of Virginia, to go into effect Sunday at 6 p.m., in effort to conserve the dwindling coal supplies now held by Virginia’s Public Service Corporations.

The brownout would ban the use of electricity or coal-produced gas in advertising display signs, air-conditioning systems and other non-essential uses.

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The Virginia Electric and Power Company today asked the state Corporation Commission to impose a ‘brownout’ throughout the state as a means of conserving dwindling coal supplies and to the maximum use pending termination of the soft coal miners’ stretching electric power service walkout.

Youths must sign at 18

A bulletin from the National Headquarters of the Selective Headquarters today ordered local boards to keep a sharp tag on youngsters reaching their eighteenth birthday.

The communication declared, &uot;while the Selective Training and Service Act, as amended until March 31, 1947, exempts men under 19 years of age from induction, except as volunteers, prompt registration at the age of 18 remains compulsory.

&uot;The responsibility of every male person in the United States, including those who become 18 years, to register for military training and services is set forth in Section 2 of the Act.

Legion Auxiliary to purchase Christmas gifts

At the meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary, last night at the Legion Home, it was voted to contribute $40 towards the purchase of Christmas gifts for hospitalized veterans. This money will be used with the $42 contributed by Legion members.

Mrs. Lonnie Pope, president announced that the incomplete ticket sale from the benefit card party, held recently at the home, amounted $75 and Mrs. Irvy Burchett, service sale chairman reported that $19.80 was received from the sale of articles. The Auxiliary voted to purchase two $5 Tuberculosis Bonds.

Marilyn Bell, guest speaker for the evening, had for her topic &uot;Americanism&uot;, giving a review of the book, Hiroshima, by John Hersey. She urged the members to read this book which deals with the effect of the atomic bomb. She was introduced by Mrs. S. T. Godbey, Americanism chairman.

Mrs. F. Whitney Godwin, membership chairman, stated that at this time the auxiliary has a membership of 70. Following the program refreshments were served by Mrs. Henry Johnson and her group.

Raiders expect tough game with Harrisonburg

Although Suffolk high has a better record for the season than Harrisonburg, the Raiders are not considering themselves superior to the Blue Streaks here tonight in the first annual Peanut Bowl game.

The Raiders will go in the field at 8 with a record of eight wins and two defeats. The Harrisonburg eleven shows two wins, four defeats, and one tie.

A record crowd is expected to jam Peanut Park for the post-season contest sponsored by the Suffolk Rotary Club.

The Woodrow Wilson high school band of Portsmouth will furnish martial music for the game.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose