Jan. 21, 1975: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 30 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 21, 2005

Local college students named to Dean’s List

Cynthia Lynn Albert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Albert, 323 Sherwood Dr., Suffolk, has been named to the Academic Dean’s List for the fall quarter at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI)

and State University.

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A 1974 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Miss Albert is a freshman at VPI.

Judith K. Grissom, freshman at Madison College, Harrisonburg, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.

Miss Grissom is majoring in early childhood education. She is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. William A. Grissom of 4505 Whaleyville Blvd. and is a 1974 honor graduate of Windsor High School.

Five join Health Council

Five new members joined the Southampton Health Council, a committee of the Virginia Lung Association, during a recent meeting at the residence of the president, Mrs. Wardell Joe.

The following items were discussed:

-Clean-up Campaign in April. Mrs. Esther Warren was named to check with groups in the area to be sure that a clean-up will be held.

-Southampton being one of the few areas not having trash containers available along the highway, it was felt that once again the office of the secretary to the Board of Supervisors be contacted to see what progress had been made.

-Hope was expressed that through the efforts of Mrs. Ann Smith and others working with SEVAMP, a nutrition class will be available for the Senior Citizens group meeting at Zuni Community Center.

Dr. Word participants in Baptist Conference

Dr. C. J. Word, pastor of East End Baptist Church in Suffolk, will be one of the speakers at a Christian Life Conference sponsored by Virginia Baptists Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge in Charlottesville.

The Conference, beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 will have a theme of &uot;Liberation and Reconciliation&uot;.

Theme interpretation at the opening session will be made by the Most Rev. Walter F. Sullivan, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.

A highlight of each conference session will be a sermon on the theme by one of several Christian spokespersons from Virginia: Rev. Nathan Brooks, III, Pastor of Peakland Baptist Church in Lynchburg; Mrs. Christine Gregory, lay-woman from Danville and President of the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia; Dr. Chevis Horne, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Martinsville; Dr. Thomas A. Jackson, Pastor of the McLean Baptist Church; and Dr. Word.

Forks Ruritans install officers

Franklin- Forks of the River Ruritan Club installed new officers at their January meeting held in the Community Center as follows:

Bobby B. Worrell, president; M.J. Shockey, vice president; S.C. Duck, treasurer; John Belcher, secretary; Linwood Kirkland, Sergeant-at-arms; T. Hayes Holland, song leader; James Luck, chaplain; Watkins Johnson, reporter; and W. H. Godwin, program chairman.

Surry Nuclear Station saves Vepco customers $40 million

Operation of the Surry Nuclear Power Station saved customers more than $40 million during 1974, Virginia Electric and Power Company has reported.

John M. McGurn, Vepco chairman, said the two nuclear units at Surry provided .20 percent of the energy generated on the Vepco system, and the $40 million represents the net savings of nuclear power compared to fossil fuel generation.

In 1975, about 30 percent of Vepco’s generation is expected to come from nuclear power, resulting in even greater savings for customers, McGurn said.

The company also reported preliminary year-end figures for 1974 (before the effect of recording an accounting adjustment to reflect unbilled revenues applicable to prior years) that show operating revenues of $764,012,274 plus the recurring item of 24 cents reflecting unbilled revenues applicable to prior years.

– Compiled by Jennifer Rose