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Suffolk News-Herald – 1959

Seniors tour VEPCO plant

Some 30 senior science students from area high schools were taken on a tour of the Virginia Electric and Power generating plant in Portsmouth today on the anniversary of Thomas A. Edison’s birth. Students from Whaleyville, Chuckatuck, Smithfield, Holland and Suffolk made the trip in a city bus.

Thedieck’s kin given fellowship

William B. Ewald Jr., husband of a former Suffolk woman, and special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, has been awarded an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship for study abroad from July 1959, to March 1960.

Ewald’s wife, Mrs. Mary T. Ewald, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Thedieck, 202 Causey Avenue, Suffolk, and formerly of Richmond, where Mrs. Ewald was born. The Ewalds will travel together through Europe and the Middle East to study and observe American informational and cultural activities.

Mrs. Tucker speaks on religion

A program entitled “ Our Judeo Christian Tradition” was presented by Mrs. Herbert N. Tucker at a meeting of the Suffolk Literary Club at the home of Mrs. L. W. White on West Washington Street.

Mrs. Paul Everett, program chairman, introduced the speaker, and Mrs. J. Lewis Rawls Jr., conducted the business meeting.

Members of Garden Club to meet Sunday

Mrs. Annie Pierce, president of the Suburban Garden club requests all members and interested persons of Oakdale and Magnolia to please be present Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock in the home of Mrs. L. R. Boykin. Business of importance is on the agenda. The club was fortunate at the last meeting to have guests representing the East Suffolk Garden Club. They were Mrs. Fletcher Britt, Mrs. Marie Everett, and Mrs. Minerva S. Kindred.

Suffolk enters 4 in track meet

Wynn (Buddy) Gregory, Suffolk High track coach, left early this morning with four Raider entries in the state Group 1 track meet at Lexington. Gregory said last night that he was entering Richard Savage and Tommy Whitley in the 70 yard high hurdles,

Peter Doughtie in the 60 yard dash, and Billy Wyatt in the high jump.

Raiders eye tourney berth

Suffolk High basketball coach

Art Jones, whose Red Raiders take on Princess Ann here tonight in a conference game, figures a 6-6 record should land them a berth in the annual Eastern District Group I Tournament.

Jones says this despite the fact that the Raiders are currently at 2-6, which doesn’t perturb him. “The way I figure it,” Jones said, “is that we can make the tournament if we win at least three of our last four conference games. That may not be easy, but we can do it.”

In addition to Princess Anne tonight, the Suffolk team faces Churchland, Craddock, and Warwick, none of whom are pushovers.

20 Obici nurses win caps

Capping exercises for 20 student nurses at Louise Obici Hospital’s School of Nursing will be held at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Miss Cornelia P. Friend, director of nursing service and education at the hospital, said this was the eighth class of about average size. Last year’s was considerably smaller than usual.

The candidates will be capped by Miss friend, and the main address will be delivered by Dr. George Alley, pastor of the Suffolk Christian Church. His talk is entitled, “Service to God and Man.”

Dr. David Corcoran, chief of the medical staff, will extend greetings to the class.