April 10, 1953: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 52 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2005

Ninth graders entertained at dance

A dance party was held in the Birdsong Recreation Center, Friday night, in honor of the ninth grade of Whaleyville High School given by mothers of the students.

Winners of the dance contests were Sandra Privott and Parker Russell, Phyllis Gardner and Mike Shelton. Chaperones were: Mrs. Earl Bunch, Mrs. Raymond Rountree, Mrs. Martin Mathias, Mr. and Mrs. Staley Gardner, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Owens, Mrs. C. L. Holland, Mrs. Johnny Speight, Mrs. Thomas Bracy, Mrs. Clyde Bunch, Mrs. Seth Jones and Mrs. Elmer Brinkley.

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Others attending were: Clemmy Jones, Bobby Klages, Fred Allen Bunch, C. L. Holland Jr., John Pierce, Donald Benton, Gary Williams, Parker Russell, Webb Jones, Thomas Ward, Bobby Brinkley, Lynn Brinkley, Howard Byrd, Rawlsie Horton, Charles Browning, J. M. Perry, Ray Bracy, Jethro Byrd Jr., Johnny Bunch, S. A. Jones, Bucky Owens, Joe Minton, Troy Smith, Jesse Dean Baines, Dickie Holland, Mike Shelton and Dewey Privott.

Main Street to sponsor concert

A concert of sacred music by the Shenandoah Brass Choir will be presented in the Main Street Methodist Church today at 4 p.m.

Verne Collins is the director of this group from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Virginia.

David Solomon of Suffolk is a sophomore at this school and is trombonists with the Brass Choir.

This concert will be the first in a tour which will take the group into several states in the central part of the country. A trumpet quartet from this ensemble will participate in the morning worship at Main Street Methodist Church.

Dr. Denny to conduct service

Dr. Robert Denny, Associate General Secretary and Youth Secretary of Baptist World Alliance conducted a revival service at West End Baptist Church, this week, according to the Rev. C. Bailey Jones, pastor. He will deliver his first sermon at the 11 a.m. service today.

Each service beginning tonight will be sponsored by an organization of the church.

Tonight’s service will be sponsored by the Sunday School department of the church.

Monday night is know as &uot;Pew Captains night.&uot; Each captain is responsible for filing the pew department of the church.

The church membership has been divided by 34 pew captains. They are as follows: G. A. House, A. L. Brown, Dr. W. H. Rogers, Irving T. Johnson Jr., E. C. Deshields, P. T. Howell Jr., A. L. Brinkley, Dr. C. W. Steel, F. E. Howell Jr., Robert Dre, A. L. Grant, George Jernigan, R. E. Stewart Jr., Oliver Greenwood, F. B. Dean, J. C. Powell, N. T. Poarch Sr., W. E. Ashely, R. L. Pond, M. T. Holland, I. O. Bailey, Judge J. K. Hutton, H. S. Miles, Russell Beamon, Howard Rock, H. C. Tillery, W. A. Wilcox, J. R. Pond, G. H. Stroud Jr., J. D. Langston, Jack Webb, C. N. Suton Jr., Paul Coldiron and C. P. Holland Jr.

Mrs. Dugger speaks at DAR meeting

Mrs. Eugene Dugger of Newport News was guest speaker at a meeting of Constantia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Friday afternoon in the social hall of West End Baptist Church, with Mrs. J. R. Neal as hostess.

The speaker, who was introduced by Miss Mary Cowling, regent, spoke on the state meeting held in Roanoke in March and displayed the gold cup won by the district for outstanding work in 1959.

Guests present were Mrs. Sam Cowling of Newport News and Miss Mary Cowling of Norfolk.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose