Jan. 23, 1971: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 34 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 24, 2005

Council approves fund use

The Suffolk City Council has approved a resolution authorizing the Suffolk School Board to use some $92,790 in federal funds for the current fiscal year that were not included in the original school budget.

The authorization came after School Superintendent William R. Savage Jr. advised the council that the funds had been appropriated, but they were not made available in time to be included in the regular budget.

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The funds come from the federal government directly to the city’s general fund. But they are specifically earmarked for the use of the school system for special projects. If they are not used for those purposes they must be returned to the federal government. And they may not be used in place of some locally funded program that would be continued with the federal funding.

Shriners to install Hurley

Buck Hurley will be installed as president of the Suffolk Shrine Club by the newly elected Potentate of Khedive Temple, Norfolk, Charles W. Davis, Monday night following a dinner meeting at the local club.

Others taking office will be Beechie Johnson, vice-president; Nelson E. Aab, secretary-treasurer; J.W. Booth III, assistant secretary. Willie H. Rountree is immediate past president.

New directors of the club are Robert E. Gillette and Art Lawson. Other directors are Ralph Gray, Frank Howell, and A.W. Ballard Jr. of Suffolk, James C. Jones of Holland and William Cunningham of Smithfield.

Along with David, other new officers of the Divan will be on hand for the installation. They are O.H. Rodman, Chief Rabban; Robert Foxwell Jr., high priest and prophet; James H. Boyles Jr., Oriental guide; A.E. Mayes Jr., re-elected recorder; Bernard C. Murden, re-elected treasurer.

Fund Drive planned

The Nanesmond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad will kick off its annual fund drive Monday. The goal for this year’s campaign is $34,500.

The Rescue Squad is not

supported by any financial assistance from any tax sources within the city or county but instead, is entirely dependent on voluntary contributions from commercial firms and individual citizens.

The increase in the 1971 budget is due to the rise in cost and expense of maintaining and replacing squad equipment.

During the previous year equipment cost increased 75 percent; utilities increased 42 percent; laundry increased 99 percent; cost of operating units increased 92 percent; and gas and oil increased 25 percent.

Eight in row for Kennedy

As John F. Kennedy Coach Spencer Mayfield said, &uot;Wilson came to play,&uot; and for the better part of the first half the Presidents did just that.

They even led the unbeaten Wolverines through most of the first half in the Southeastern District AAA game at Kennedy Friday, but when the final returns were in, it was Kennedy in a breeze for victory No. 8.

The score was 73-55, with Mayfield emptying his bench in the last five minutes.

But, until JFK broke it open with some fine defensive play in the third quarter, Wilson provided the Wolverines with some anxious moments.

A late surge in the second

period enabled Kennedy to go ahead at intermission, 33-28.

Then, in the third period, the Wolverines limited Wilson to one field goal and six points to take a commanding 51-34 lead.


Coach Speaker

at Franklin Banquet

Franklin-Rick Forzano, head football coach at the U.S. Naval Academy, will be guest speaker at the annual Franklin High football banquet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

There will be added significance to the banquet this year.

In addition to honoring the 1970 Broncos, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the &uot;Tony Briley&uot; fund. The Franklin Jaycees are sponsoring the banquet.

Tickets are on sale at Parker Drug., Tart’s Pharmacy, Fred’s (Franklin Arcade), and Virginia National Bank.

Forzano, a native of Akron, Ohio, has just completed his second season at Navy. Before succeeding Bill Elias as head coach, he served with the Cincinnati Bengals as Paul Brown’s No. 1 aide.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose