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THE PREVIEW NURSING COURSE started with a tour of
the hospital building and orientation of the facilities, led by ad ministrator J. H. James. Jr., left. On the front row left to right, are Nancy Webster. Farmville; Nancy Brook, Farmville. Jane Gracey. Blackstone; Jean Meek. Rice; C harlotte Met lung. Farm ville; and Joyce Anders, Buckingham. On the second row are Kay Godwin. Farmville; Janice Wood. Farmville; Carolyn Jones. Burke ville; \irginia Abernathy, Farmville; and Jeanette Pendergrass, Victoria. Q Provides Insight To Nursing Nursing Preview Classes Start The fifth annual “Nursing Pre view Course" started this week at Southside Community Hospital, with 11 young ladies in checkered blue and white uniforms ready to begin their six week's training course. With over 600 nurse vacancies in Virginia hospitals, this special pre view course is designed to give the trainees an insight as to what the nursing profession requires. Perhaps the most overwhelming evidence of the value of this pre view training is the fact that 14 out of 24 girls who took the course last summer have already been ac cepted in nursing schools for next year! Pays Dividends Other successful highlights result ing from the program are that at least two girls from each class have gone into the nursing profession, and one graduate. Miss LaNette Glenn, has returned to Southside Community Hospital to provide di rect evidence to the "home folks" National News Summary No Progress Made, Recess Called To Geneva Talks By H. V. LANCASTER, JK. The Geneva talks were recessed Saturday for three weeks without any break in the deadlock over Berlin. The foreign ministers of the U. S.. Britain, France, and the Soviet Union will meet again July 13 to try to settle their differences. Meanwhile, Western officials expect a renewed Soviet drive for a sum mit meeting regardless of the out come of the Geneva talks. They say Premier Khrushchev is trying to frighten the West into a sum mit conference instead of offering concessions which would make such a meeting more feasible to the West Tibet’s Dalai Lama, now self exiled in India because of a Com munist uprising in his country, said Saturday he would welcome a meet ing between Prime Minister Nehru of India and Red China's Premier Chou En-lai to work out a solution to the Tibetan problem. He told his first news conference since flee ing to India two months ago he was pleased India had supported the Tibetan position as it had that of Algeria. Tunisia, and Morocco. He added he was undecided about his own future but would stay in India indefinitely. A new anti-polio vaccine, which can be taken by mouth, has been developed by an independent re search organization in Philadelphia, it was announced Saturday. Dr Hilar Koprcwski. director of the Wistar Institute, said the vaccine has been used to immunize 7.r>.000 children in the Belgian Congo where polio incidence is high. It can be given in a glass of milk or fruit juice and contains live virus which have been weakened. In the conventional Salk vaccine, the virus has been killed. latuisana officials are in a quand ary over who is the state's chief executive. Gov. Earl K. Long re leased himself from a Galveston. Tex., psychiatric clinic by agree ing to undergo treatment in New Orleans. He later left the, New Orleans hospital and drove to Baton Rouge to take over his official duties. He was intercepted, found suffering from paranoic schi zophrenia i delusions of persecu tion) by court-appointed doctors, and sent to the state hospital at Mandeville. 1 that her preview training course ha- been worthwhile. This year's class of 11 is an ideal size. The classes are usually limited to 12. but one class last year had 14 students. Last year was the first year that two classes were offered, and a total of 24 girls com pleted the study course. Started in 1955 Mrs. John G. Graziani and Mrs. 'Continued on page 7) Fox Trapping End Due July 10 Prince Edward county’s special fox-trapping program hv individual landowners is scheduled to close July 10. The Virginia flame Commission made a .10-day extension, which placed the deadline for close of the program 17 days hence. « wo Previous Champions Battle It Out IN THE SEMIFINALS, defending champion Jake Elliott of Durham. N C., was defeated by t\. A. ' Billy i Watson, who was the 1957 cham pion. Elliott is firing out the sand trap on the tenth hole here. Watson at right was in the sand trap on the other side, and both two-putted to halve the hole. This was one of the'few bogeys either men made in the tournament. Watson de feated Elliott, and went on to become the 1959 champion defeating: Curtis McCormick of Crewe in the championship one up. McCormick sained the championship by defeatins W. P. Hay in the semifinals. Matson thus becomes the first person to capture the Baskervill Tournament champion ship for the second time. H-SC’s Share In State Industry’s 1958-59 Education Gifts $29,691 Hampden-Sydney College received $29,691 as its share of funds dis tributed bv the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges in the fiscal year ending April 30, 19.19. H-SC To (Jet Share $2,050,000 Estate Twenty per cent of the income f r o m an estate appraised at $2,050,000 left in perpetual trust by the late Albert F. Patton. Danville businessman, will go to Hampden Sydney College. «, Patton, an alumnus and trustee of Hampden-Sydney, also provided shares of the trust income for other Presbyterian institutions, including Sunnyside Home for the aged (15 per cent'. Union Theological Semi nary. Richn.ond. >10 per cent' and the Assembly Training School foi** professional church workers at Richmond 1 five per cent . The will provides a total of 45 per cent of the income for certain relatives during their lifetime. Upon their death their shares will go back to the trust and be distributed to the institutional beneficiaries ac cording to their portions. Taylor Mfs:. Company Has LC Contract . The general contractor for t h e $166,440 renovation and restoration project of the interior of several buildings at Longwood College is Taylor Manufacturing Companv. of Farmville — not Farmville Manu facturing Company as reported in the Friday ‘edition of the Herald. The total represents an increase lot about $6,000 over the amount re ceived last year. Since inception of the Foundation in 1953. it has dis tributed more than $93,000 ot Hamp den-Sydney College. The Foundation is an agency sponsored jointly by the 12 four year independent colleges in Vir ginia to solicit funds from business and industry. Most of the funds come from industry within the state. Foundation funds received at Hampden-S y d n e y are used pri marily for the annual operating bud get for the purpose of improving faculty salaries. Dr. Joseph C. Robert, president 'of the college, sees the fund pro gram as "tangible evidence that the leaders in the manufacturing and commercial world are becoming in creasingly concerned for the wel fare of our colleges, not only as sources of educated manpower for their own operations but for the welfare of our state and nation.” He added it is significant that the "amount contributed by business and industry to higher education in Virginia has increased appreciably each of the six years the VFIC has been in existence.” Last year was the best in the VFIC's six-year history with a total of $477,525 distributed to its 12 member institutions. In its six years, the Foundation has dis tributed $1,741,000 among the pri vate colleges. Powhatan Becomes 54th County Using Dog Warden System Powhatan county will become the 54th of Virginia's 98 counties to em ploy a dog warden when the switch relieving the game warden of re sponsibility is made July 1. With Powhatan, the counties of Highland. Fluvanna and Wise are the latest joining the dog warden ranks, according to Webb Midyette. law enforcement chief of the Vir ginia Game Commission. Midyette made this observation in announcing the new warden to tals : “In every county making this change, game wardens are able to spend nearly double the time pre viously spent in game and fish law enforcement, and the local dog war den is also able to spend full time in dog lawr enforcement, meaning fewer livestock losses and in creased license revenue for the locality." $38,600 Grant Will Continue LC Research Longwood College has been awarded a grant of $38,600 by the National Science Foundation for the research of Dr. Robert T. Brum field, professor of biology. His re search is entitled "Control of Cell Division and Growth in Plant Root Meristems.” The grant, effective June 10. is for 39 monghs and will enable Dr. Brumfield to continue research con : ducted at the college for the past six years under contract with the Atomic Energy Commission. It will provide money for research assis tants and equipment. I Supervisors Deplore Usurpation Sussex County To Follow Prince Edward Lead To Restore ‘Government By Law’ Warning that they, too, intend to refuse to appropriate funds for racially mixed schools. Sussex county supervisors have issued a calf to the people of Virginia to j rally to the support of Prince Ed i ward county. The warning and the call were i made in a resolution adopted at a i special meeting of the county board on June 8. It commended Prince Edward I supervisors "for their forthright and courageous action in refusing to levy taxes for expenditure under a spuriously devised mandate, con trary to the rights and wishes of its people.” The Sussex supervisors, noting the federal court decree ordering integration of Prince Edward schools beginning September, 1959, said “this board deplores this brazen an unmitigated ururpation of power by the Judicial Branch of this Government, and the contem New Buckingham Principal And Coach Named; Powhatan Principal Resigns i Two Hcvald area schools. Buck ; insrham Central High and Powhatan High will have new principals this tall. Irving S. Driscoll, division superintendent in Bucking ham county announced today the appointment of a new- principal and a new coach. In Powhatan, division ! superintendent J. S. Caldwell re cently revealed the resignation of B. W. Letson to take a position I in Loudoun county. The Powhatan vacancy has not yet been filled. | A new principal and a new mem ber of the physical education staff at Buckingham Central High School ; have been selected, according to j an announcement made today by1 Irving S. Driscoll, division super- . i intendent. Ted Alexander, of Miami, Fla., will assume duties as principal on July 1. succeeding N. H. Hurt. Hurt, principal of the school for ten years plans to return to the University 1 of Virginia for graduate study. Earl M Glover, of Jacksonville, N. C.. will join the physical edu cation staff .in September. He- will coach baseball and assist with foot ball and basektball. Glover will r< | place Martin R. Conway, who > i i head of the Physical Education I Department during the 1958-fiH ses- j sion. The new principal is a gradual of Milligan College in Tennessee Alexander obtained his M. A. de gree from East Tennessee State College. Johnson City. Tenn. He did work toward a doctoral degree at ! the University of Virginia and the University of North Dakota. A native Virginian, Alexander has held administrative and super visory positions in Virginia, Tennes see. and Florida, and he holds r teachmg certificate from each o' the three states. For the past three years, he served in the navy. Alexander, his wife and two chil dren have already located in Buck ingham. Superintendent Driscoll said today Alexander was wed qualified for the position to which lie had been assigned, and he had . every, reason to believe he would 'Continued on page 7) TED ALEXANDER New BCHS Principal 'U B. W. LETSON Goes To Loudoun Voughon At Capitol Talks Supervisor Finds Governor's \iews Oil Secondary Road Funds ‘Hopeful* There is awareness at top slate levels of the severity of the problems induced by reductions in annual appropriations for Secondary Roads. That Is the impression of W. W. Vaughan, of Prospect, after sitting in on a 45 minute session with Governor Almond on the matter recently. Vaughan, a member of the Prince Edward count y board of super I visors, was with a 17-member dele gation from the League of Virginia Counties recently conferring with the Governor. Vaughan is treasurer | of the League, the state organiza ! tion of local government officials. “The governor agreed that Vir ginia must not neglect the farm-to market road system so important to rural areas. He acknowledged that we have got to find the money to maintain and extend the sys tem." Vaughan reports. Ask VALC Study The League delegation's immedi ate effort was to ask Governor Almond to direct the Virginia Ad visory Legislative Council to make a thorough study of the state high way financial picture. The VALC is an interim organi zation of legislators and experts whose members are assigned study tasks and frame recommendations on broad state issues. Such studies provide factual information to mem bers of the General Assembly dur ing legislative sessions. Always a matter of controversy, the apportionment of highway funds among primary and secondary roads has been complicated by de mands for more state money to match federal aid in the interstate highway construction program. : For months the Governor has hint ! cd an increase may be necessary ! in the state's 6-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline if the state is to meet the combined highway needs. At Crisis Point Statements filed with the Gover 1 nor by the county league did not | mention the tax question, but the rgroup said a “crisis in the primary ! and secondary road systems" has i arisen for several reasons. Among ; them were: increased milage and j heavier traffic on secondary roads: ! cost burdens resulting from the in | terstate system; increasing allot ! merits from Liu, highway fund to the State Police Department and to convict road camps; general infla tion in costs. About HO per cent of road mileage in Virginia is in the Secondary System. This mileage is increas ing each year as compared to a j reduction in primary mileage. As of June 30. 1958. there were 41.542 miles in the Secondary system, an (Continued on page 7) plated ruthless enforcement -there of." Full Text The full text of the resolution, forwarded to each member of the Prince Edward board by William B. Cocke. Jr., clerk of the Sussex board, follows: "Whereas, the Federal Court has decreed that the Public Schools of Prince Edward county, Virginia, be integrated beginning September, 1959: “Now therefore, be it resolved, that this board deplores this brazfcn and unmitigated usurpation of power by the Judicial Branch of this government, and the contem plated enforcement thereof: and “Be it further resolved that this, board is unanimously of the opinion that this diabolical action by the Federal Court is an utter disregard of the plain and obvious intended meaning of the written w’ord.s of the Constitution of the United States, the Sovereign Right of the State of Virginia, and results in the com plete abrogation of the rights of the people of Prince Edward county: and Warning Sounded "Be it further resolved, that this board unanimously agrees that it, too, will refuse to appropriate funds for the operation of racially mixed schools. "Be it further resolved, that this board, on behalf of the people of Sussex county, extends to the citi zens of Prince Edward county, Vir ginia. their sympathy and under standing: and “Be it further resolved that the members of the board of super visors of Prince Edward county, Virginia, be commended for their forthright and courageous action in refusing to levy taxes for expendi ture under a spuriously devised mandate, contrary to the rights and wishes of its people. "Be if further resolved, that this board call on the people of Virginia that believe in Government by law and not by men, to rally to the sup port of Prince Edward county, Vir ginia. “ Boston Concert Ensembel To Give Longwood Recital The Boston Concert Ensemble will appear at Longwood College Wednesday. June 2-4, in Jarman Hall at 8 p.m. The performance is open to the public' at no charge.,. The program will feature many ensembles, including the famous "Barcarole” from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman.” and Handel's "Largo," as a tribute to the com poser's genius and ever increasing popularity. Also, each member will be heard in solo. The artist who form the Boston Concert Ensemble are Nancy Ci rillo. violinist, and Lanalee Litz. harpist, both of New York: William Stevens, pianist from Montreal: and John Horner, barifone from Boston. Nancy Cirillo. violinist and win ner of n u m erous competitive prizes, including the Walter W. Naumberg Foundation Award, has j toured extensively in both the United States and Italy. Besides j her New York solo recitals, she has made frequent appearances in ; Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. New j York, and Jordan Hall. Boston. Lanalee Litz, harpist and new member of the Boston Concert En semble. is- a graduate of the East man School of Music in Rochester. N. Y. She has become a popular musical figure because of her fre quent radio and television appear Continued on page 5) Public Hearing On County Budget Tuesday Morning Citizen Views Will Be Heard Starting 10 A. M. A public hearing on Prince Ed ward county's proposed budget, for the 12 months commencing July 1 is scheduled for 10 a.m.. today 1 Tuesday > in the Circuit Courtroom of the Courthouse. As advertised publicly in connec tion with the required newspaper listing of proposed revenue and ex penditure estimates, the meeting Tuesday is an extension ot the citi zen's legal right to state his views prior to the setting of the annual tax levy. Under public scrutiny, with the board of supervisors present to as certain the views of the general citizenry, will be a history-making annual fiscal outline of $210,654.00. Tong Announced That is smaller by about 75 per cent than the 12-month budgets of recent years, and is the financial guide for carrying out the super visors' announced intent of not'ap propriating any fund resources raised by local taxes for public schools. The county government heads made that unprecedented' decision only because the county is under a federal court decree to begin deseg regation of its high schools next September, as well as to begin planning for desegregation in ele' meritary schools. Since 1955, supervisors, acting with what they consider over whelming public accord, have stated publicly their policy: no ap propriations for racially mixed schools. rroceaure i nanged For two years past, while deseg regation was not an imminent order by the courts, the supervisors have provided a levy sufficient to finance the local cost of schools, but have appropriated from the general fund only a month at a time. Now. if the proposed intent of the supervisors is carried out. the procedure will change drastically: there will be no school items in the budget, except for debt service, and therefore revenue estimates are ad justed downward accordingly. The document to be studied in public session today is essentially the sum of anticipated costs of run ning the five major county depart ments. the offices of the Common wealth's attorney. Clerk of the county, treasurer, commissioner of revenue and sheriff. Also allied es sential departments such as wel fare. public health, agriculture, fire prevention, building maintenance and a modest $8,500 for capital out lays. which may become necessary. Last year's budget was financed with a levy of S3.40 per $10(1 valua tion of real property. That levy pro vided about $380,000 in total local tax revenue of which about $348,000 was provided for schools. The proposed new budget., free of the necessity of levying for schools, anticipates $182,500 in local taxes. The reduced fund demand is expected to bring a similarly re duced levy. Scottsville Woman Gets Top VFW Post A Scottsville woman, Mrs. W. E. Moody, has been elected president of the Virginia Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Action elevating the long-time active leader to the top state post in the organization came at the state convention last week at Old Point Comfort. Father’s Day Feast At Company ‘B’ THE FARMV1LLE ARMORY looked more like a cafeteria than anything else about noon Sunday when members of Company “B”, formerly Com pany "G", played host to members of their fam ilies for lunch. Captain Robert J. Bradshaw wel comed the guests, particularly the visiting fathers, and after the blessing was repeated everyone sat down to enjoy a “real” southern fried chicken dinner. The meal was prepared by the company mess steward. SFC John Jamerson, and his staff composed of Joe Reed, Neal Chernault, and Wil liam Fore.