Down Memory Lane for Aug. 15

Dec. 7, 1972

Capt. and Mrs. L.B. Stuart of Washington arose Sunday morning to find a wrecked vehicle reposing on their front lawn and about 14 panels of white board fencing strewn about. The Stuarts had not heard the crash of a 1964 Ford Falcon driven by William H. Lawson of Rixeyville as it careened through the fence and yard about 3 a.m. Lawson ran off the right side of the road and struck a 1972 Pinto belonging to Lawrence P. Dorcsis, which was parked across from the fire hall. Lawson continued on, defoliating portions of three holly trees and tearing down the fence. He was cited for reckless driving by Trooper W. A. Buntin and the vehicle was declared a total loss. Damage to Dorcsis’ car was estimated at $250.

S.A. Francis Lewis (Buck) Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Payne of Boston, has completed Navy boot camp training at Orlando, Fla., and will continue his training at Class A School of Aeronautics at Jacksonville, Fla. Payne is a 1972 graduate of Rappahannock County High School. He left Monday for Florida after spending a 10-day leave with his parents and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Dellinger of Castleton.

Nov. 5, 1981

“I didn’t count on having twins, though there have been twins in our families,” said Melody Green Settle of Amissville, who gave birth to twins Oct. 4 in Fauquier Hospital. “They were identical according to the lab report,” she said. What is unusual about this is the fact that this slight, 120-pound woman in her mid-20s produced twin boys weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Also unusual is the fact that there have been seven sets of twins born in Fauquier Hospital this year.

By unanimous vote, the Rappahannock supervisors on Monday named Randall Updike to the county school board as representative from Hampton District. Updike replaces Newbill Miller, who resigned after a ruling from Virginia’s attorney general which held that he could not legally be a member of both the school board and the planning commission. He was nominated by Hampton district supervisor Clarence Baldwin and supported by the other four supervisors, acting chairman J. R. Latham said.

Sept. 10, 1992

The Aileen plant in Flint Hill is going through a slow period now, but manager Charles Currence expects work to pick up by mid-September. The plant has been cut to eight hours a day, four days a week. Normally it runs nine hours a day, five days a week, Mr. Currence said. The Flint Hill plant makes women’s clothing. “Here we make mostly bottoms — slacks, skirts, shorts and culottes,” Mr. Currence said. Another plant in Culpeper makes tops, he added. The cutting room was closed this summer, he said. The change was part of a move to consolidate cutting to the Woodstock plant where computerized Gerber cutting machines cut the fabric into all the pieces that will be assembled into a garment. For now, the former cutting room is being used for storage.

Twelve of the school system’s buses will apparently be involved in a recall. Navistar International Transportation Co. of Chicago, which makes the International buses that the school system has bought for several years, announced last week that all bus chassis built since Sept. 1, 1978, will be affected by the recall. Assistant superintendent Robert Chappell said that he expects to be notified in September of modifications to be made to the buses. In the meantime, the buses will continue to be used.

Walt Longyear, elected to the board of directors of Wakefield Country Day School in Huntly this summer, has been named vice-chairman of the board for 1992-1993. A resident of Rappahannock County, Mr. Longyear is vice-president of Viguerie and Associates in Falls Church. In the summer of 1991, he served as president of the committee that established Wakefield Country Day School.