56 Years Ago

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Rotary Grid banquet to feature Bill Dudley

Bill Dudley, star halfback of the Washington Redskins professional football team and former All-American at the University of Virginia, will be the speaker on Dec. 14 when Suffolk’s Rotarians will entertain the high school grid team.

Dudley will show a film of a Redskin game.


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Speaking before the club’s meeting yesterday, Police Chief L.B. Butler told his audience that it cost $84,000 to operate his department last year.

Butler said that the 28 members of the local police department made 3,436 arrests in 1949 and investigated 338 accidents.

John Henry Powell tells School Children of Local History

John Henry Powell, Clerk of Circuit Court of Nansemond County, was guest speaker at a special assembly of sixth and seventh grade pupils of Thomas Jefferson School yesterday morning held in the high school auditorium.

Mr. Powell held his youthful audience spellbound as he told of the early history of the city of Suffolk and Nansemond County.

Returns to college

Miss Nancy Lee Hanel has returned to Mary Washington College to resume her studies after spending the Thanksgiving weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Hanel, Sr., of Cedar Street. Miss Hanel had as her guests her roommates, Miss Valerie King, of Worchester, Mass., and Miss Virginia Thomason, of Jacksonville, Fla.

Carnes Completes 50th year in telephone work

Yesterday S.D. (Store) Carnes completed 50 years of service in telephone work. And last night fellow workers and friends filled the Suffolk Shrine Club at a testimonial dinner arranged to honor his half-century of service.

The dinner, which was sponsored by his fellow workers, was attended by telephone people from all over Tidewater. All joined in tendering their respects to “Steve” on his outstanding record.

Johnny Waters, Suffolk business office manager from 1937 to 1941, now business office manager in Norfolk, acted as master of ceremonies in the speaking which followed the dinner and called on many of those present to speak briefly.

Hopewell added to Raider slate

Another foe has been added to Suffolk High School’s 20-game basketball schedule.

The Red Raider cages have contracted to play Hopewell High in the Blue Devils’ new gymnasium on Feb. Feb. 3. This will be a non-conference Saturday night game.

Hopewell is coached by Lester Hooker, Jr., former Smithfield mentor who spent a year in George Washington High in Danville before taking the job at Hopewell this year.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk courtmen are drilling for their 1950-51 opener with Newport News on Dec. 15.