May 5, 1945: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald on this date 60 years ago:

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2005

Mission Study Class held at Oxford

The Woman’s Society of Christian Service of Oxford Methodist Church held a mission Study class Thursday afternoon at the church at which time &uot;Indians in American Life,&uot; &uot;Indians are People&uot; and &uot;Speaking of Indians&uot; were discussed by Mrs. Walter Hundley, Mrs. H. L. Vail and Mrs. Melvin Lovelace.

Mrs. Whitney Godwin was in charge of devotionals and Mrs. Lewis Knowles sang, &uot;Pale Moon&uot;, accompanied by W. F. Whitley. Those present were as follows: Mrs. R. M. Ashburn, Mrs. G. A. Harris, Mrs. Charles O. Lancaster, Mrs. H. B. Cross, Mrs. O. L. Burkett, Mrs. L. E. Knowles, Mrs. Mattie Luke, Mrs. L. M. Marks, Mrs. G. B. Stott, Mrs. W. G. Garris, Mrs. H. L. Vail, Mrs. Melvin Lovelace, Mrs. Walter Hundley, Mrs. W. C. Gale, Mrs. F. W. Godwin, Mrs. J. C. West, Mrs. F. L. Baker, Mrs. Featherston, Mrs. Claude Curry, Mrs. Lula Parker, Mrs. W. H. Eley and Mrs. H. T. Goggin.

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Local club joins newly organized Peninsula loop

The Suffolk Athletic Club, a member of the newly-organized four-team Peninsula baseball league will open their season here Sunday afternoon with Langley Field as their opponents at Peanut Park. The game will start at 3 p.m.

With the local’s first league game here under the lights next Friday night, May 11, with Newport News, Suffolk manager Verlie Evans carded a practice game with the Newport News Shipwrights for this Tuesday starting at 8:15 p.m.

The new league includes four teams, the Suffolk Athletic Club, Copeland Park, the Newport News Shipwrights and the Newport News Athletic Club.

The league will play twice each week with only two parks in use thus giving Suffolk all of their loop affairs at Peanut Park each Friday night. On Sunday afternoon, Copeland Pary diamond will be used with the Shipwrights and Newport News A. C.’s, having no home lot.

County Board seeking liquor ban on Sunday

Because of numerous complaints from county citizens, the Nansemond County Board of Supervisors yesterday made a resolution prohibiting the sale of all alcoholic beverages between 11 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday.

The resolution stated that wine, beer, ale or any other alcoholic drinks shall not be offered for sale in the county. The resolution was placed on first reading.

Several counties in the surrounding area, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Warwick, have an ordinance to this effect.

A motion was passed to change the boards’ regular meeting time from 3 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the County Clerk’s office.

No admission for 1945 opener

The Suffolk Athletic Club will open their campaign here tomorrow afternoon entertaining Langley Field at Peanut Park with the no admission sign on the ball field gates. The contest will start at 3 p.m.

Wanting to get a lock under the lights before their first Peninsula league contest here next Friday night with the Newport News A. C.’s the local Goobers will meet the Shipwrights Tuesday night starting at 8:15 p.m.

Tomorrow afternoon Suffolk will be playing together for the first time this season with the starting lineup full of returning members from last campaign Coffee Johnson, John Zebzeniak, Pete Barlow, Harrison Robertson, Herman Dowdy, Stock Wright, Rossie Carr and Woody Barnes.

Newcomers on the Suffolk roster are headed by Hunky Archer, Lynn Howell, Curtis White, Lou Grohavac, James Gayle, Clayton Haney, J. N. Cross and Buddy Kirk.

Finding vets jobs involves five steps

Victor R. Daly, chief of minority groups of the War Manpower Commission in this area, today visited the local U. S. Employment Office to discuss jobs for returning war veterans.

Burl M. Brown, local manager, stated that finding a job for a returned veteran involves five specific steps that must be taken by trained interviewers. He listen them as job counseling, promotion of job opportunities by local veterans employment representatives, labor market information, interoffice recruitment and cooperation with employers as to labor needs or possible cutbacks.

Brown cited instances where local veteran’s employment representatives have promoted certain jobs when orders on file in the Suffolk office have not been in line with the returning vet’s abilities. Yesterday, he said, an ex-Army man asked for a job singing in a night club.

&uot;A number of employers,&uot; he said, &uot;have made certain changes in jobs within their plants so that servicemen might fill them.

Veterans who want to leave their hometown for jobs elsewhere or whose skills cannot be utilized locally are assisted by the USES in choosing new places in which to work.&uot;

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose