ECHOES OF THE PAST

Town Of Crewe Budget Had $6,378 Surplus In 1963

 

 

1943 — 80 Years Ago This Week

Fire of undetermined origin broke out in an upstairs bedroom in the home of O.H. Tolley on West Carolina Avenue in Crewe.

Second Lieutenant Damron C. Owen Jr., of the U.S. Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs. Damron C. Owen of Burkeville was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters for heroism in Sicily.

L.M. Lingerfelt, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Lingerfelt of Crewe, was in primary flight training at the Naval Air Station at Memphis, Tenn.

1953 — 70 Years Ago This Week

The National Bank of Crewe and the Bank of Crewe announced the simultaneous opening of their recently installed After Hour Depository Equipment, which will be available to their customers beginning on Friday, October 9.

The Crewe Chamber of Commerce held its first fall luncheon meeting at the YMCA dining room. It was decided to hold meetings twice a month, the first and third Mondays from 12 to 1 p.m.

Mrs. P. Lee Palmore, a returned missionary from Japan, was the guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the WSCS at Crewe Methodist Church on Monday October 12.

1963 — 60 Years Ago This Week

The Crewe Town Council was given its first look at the proposed budget for the 1963-64 fiscal year at the meeting on Monday night. The budget called for an estimated revenue of $160,659 and expenditures of $154,281, leaving a surplus of $6,378.

Blackstone Town Council appointed Sherwood Robertson, 27, a native of Crewe, town clerk and assistant to Town Manager R.D. Maben, Jr.

The undefeated Crewe High School Railroaders, coached by the legendary Bob Golubic, defeated the Park View High School Dragons for their fourth victory, 25-13. J.W. Vaughan and Hunter Morrissette are pictured in The Journal’s report making a tackle of a Dragons’ runner.

1973 — 50 Years Ago This Week

Mr. and Mrs. George Coley Robertson of Burkeville of Burkeville, were honored with an Open House Sunday afternoon in observance of their 70th wedding anniversary given by their children at the Burkeville Municipal Building.

Technical Sergeant John M. Hawkes, received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is the brother of Carl Hawkes of Blackstone.

Wright’s Grocery in Crewe advertised these specials: chuck roast, 89 cents a pound; cube steak, $1.79 a pound; Nabisco Premium Saltines, pound box 39 cents; bananas, 10 cents a pound; and Oreo Cookies, 15 ounce bag, 53 cents.

1983 — 40 Years Ago This Week

Miss Joanne Gryder, a senior at Nottoway High School was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies at the Nottoway Greensville football game The Cougars won the game by defeating the Eagles 12-7. Friday night at Golubic Stadium in Crewe. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gryder of Blackstone.

Howard Mustian, a member of the Crewe Kiwanis Club, took office on October 1, as lieutenant governor, Capitol District, Kiwanis International. He is aassistant superintendent of schools in Nottoway County.

H.N. “Boo” Webster, Jr., of Crewe, won a Hesston Model 1091 Mower Conditioner as the grand prize in Hesston Corporation’s “Major Surprise” Sweepstakes.

Foodrite in Crewe advertised these specials: Delmonico steaks, $3.79 a pound; fryer breast quarters, 69 cents a pound; Hyde Park Pinto Beans, 2 pound packs, 69 cents; Orville Redenbacker Popcorn, 15 ounce jar, 99 cents; and jack-o-lantern pumpkins, $2.99 each.

1993 — 30 Years Ago This Week

Cathy Ann Melvin, 31, of Richmond, escaped serious injury when she fell asleep at the wheel on Route 307 and drifted over the center line glancing a blow to a Mack Tractor Trailer. She then recrossed the center line and collided head-on with a Peterbilt Tractor Trailer. Mrs. Melvin suffered minor injuries because she was wearing a seatbelt. The tractor-trailer drivers were not injured.

Rachel Bowen of Crewe was reappointed as Consumer-At-Large on the Central Health Agency Board to represent Planning District 14, which consists of the counties of Nottoway, Lunenburg, Buckingham, Amelia, Prince Edward, Charlotte and Cumberland.

Star Value Grocery Star in Crewe advertised these specials: drumsticks, 58 cents a pound; stew beef, $2.49 a pound; red potatoes, 5 pound bag, 99 cents; Tom’s Potato Chips, 4.5 ounce bag, 89 cents; and Duncan Hines Cake Mix, 79 cents.

2003 — 20 Years Ago This Week

Nottoway School Board announced that Gary C. Groneweg, finance director of Nottoway County Schools, will retire as finance director and school board clerk at the end of June.

High Bowler last week in the Friday Nite Leadies League was Barbara Rothgeb with a 502 series and an even 200 high game. Other high series were: Cindi Helms, 486-191; Helen Houts, 481-179; Deloris Hurte, 448-181; Chris Snead, 430-167; Donna Norton, 408-155.

Burkeville Market advertised these specials: New York Strip steak, $4.69 a pound; Oscar Mayer Bologna, 99 cents a pound; turnip greens or curly kale, 69 cents a pound; yams, 39 cents a pound; and Red Delicious apples, 69 cents a pound.

2013 — 10 Years Ago This Week

Edwin “Ned” Old, a lifelong Crewe resident, died, October 9, at the age of 91. He spent years walking the streets and highways in his native hometown, waving greetings to strangers and friends alike. Survivors included his sister, Martha “Bebe” Fleshman; and a nephew, Roger Fleshman. Graveside services were held in Crewe Cemetery.

Dexter Keith Payne, 52, of Blackstone, retired school finance chief, died October 12. Survivors included his wife, Brenda Payne; a son, Caleb; three daugters, Justine, Bethany and Emma; and his parents, Herbert and Gladys Payne of Crewe. Services were held at Crewe Baptist Church, with burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone.

—JUNE GUNTER

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