March 30, 1959: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 46 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2005

4-H’ers vie for place in district competition

Four Senior 4-H Club girls of Nansemond today won first place in a demonstration contest held in Suffolk.

All will go to Petersburg to compete in the Southeast District contest April 25.

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First-place winners are Vicky Beaton of Chuckatuck; Geraldine Howell of Holland; Eva Sue Wright of Box Elder and Jo Ann Joyner of Chuckatuck.

Second place winners are Jean Powell of Holland; Donna Rae Holland of Box Elder, and Betty Brothers of Whaleyville.

Nansemond Senior 4-H girls, under the direction of Elizabeth Barrett, assistant Home Demonstration agent, presented a series of demonstrations in the Pine Flame room of the Suffolk Gas Co. between 9 a.m. and noon.

Cancer Crusade starts April 1

The Cancer Society fund-raising campaign will get under way in Suffolk on April 1, according to Charles M. Ward, the 1959 chairman of fund-raising.

James Parker will act as

crusade chairman in the city, and Mrs. R. E. Brittle will coordinate activities in the county.

In the city, John B. Pinner will act as chairman of trade and industries solicitation. His co-chairman is Tom Odom. James Melito Jr. and Joe Babb are co-chairmen of small business solicitation.

Ward pointed out that this year marks the first time the Cancer Society crusade will be carried on separately from the Community Chest. This move was brought about by national society policy which does not permit participation in the chest.

Parke S. Rouse Jr., executive director of the Jamestown Foundation, will serve as the 1959 cancer crusade chairman on statewide basis. He is a former newspaperman and is the author of several books on Colonial Williamsburg.

Clinic scheduled on supervision

Mrs. Eleanor T. Hamilton of Newport News, area training specialist for the State Department of Education, and who earlier addressed those in attendance at the Small Business Clinic here, will be the instructor for the &uot;How to Supervise&uot; clinic, beginning next Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Hotel Elliott.

Henry Gram, director of Distributive Education in the Suffolk High School, and who arranged the supervisory course, said that it is intended for supervisory employees or managers of business, industrial, service or retailing.

Pinner attends Parley on Dismal Swamp Canal

Henry McRae Pinner, newly elected president of the Suffolk-Nansemond Chamber of Commerce, was on hand Saturday as political and civic leaders from 10 cities and counties in Tidewater Virginia and northeastern North Carolina gathered at Deep Creek to form a committee for preservation and development of Dismal Swamp canal.

They brought word from Governors Luther Hodges and J. Lindsay Almond, of North Carolina and Virginia.

Award Boy Scouts Merit Badges and promotions

(Courtland)-Merit badges and promotions were presented to a number of Boy Scouts at a recent meeting of the Court of Honor held in Courtland at the Methodist Church.

The meeting was opened by Scout Master Edward C. Bond, with C. C. Blythe as chairman.

Second class awards went to Johnny Magette, Paul Simmons, Stanley Williams Jr., Herbert Manny, Norman Hale, Warren Edwards and Charles Hancock.

B. A. Williams III, Clay Parker and James Joyner were presented &uot;First Class&uot; promotions by L. A. Magette.

C. C. Blythe, leader of the Central District, presented Wayne Gyoker a Tenderfoot badge.

Fox Urquhart, Bo Shiller, Waverly Pulley, Lloyd Bass, Tommy Bryant, Jimmy Joyner and Ben Williams received merit badges.

Scout committee men assisting in the meeting were B. A. Williams Jr., Elliott B. Parker, L. A. Magette and Ed C. Bond.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose