July 22, 1965

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 21, 2003

Stories featured on this date 38 years ago include:

Antipoverty bill may get OK

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House appeared determined to pass the administration’s $1.9-billion antipoverty bill today despite continuing Republican efforts to trim it.

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The big Democratic majority showed impressive strength Wednesday in turning back one major GOP onslaught and Republican leaders had only faint hope that others would succeed. The bill would continue a variety of education, Job Corps and other programs and double the authorization of funds.

Caldwell named head of area conservatives

Ralph Caldwell is the new chairman of the local Virginia Conservative Party, organized here Wednesday night when about 20 people from the Suffolk-Nansemond area met at the Suffolk Truck Stop.

Named vice chairman was Dell Oliver.

Preliminary plans were laid Monday after the local campaign of William J. Story of Chesapeake, the party’s nominee for governor in the November election.

Suffolk entrants give derby a try

Although they didn’t win top honors in Saturday’s Tidewater Soap Box Derby, local entrants were in there pitching.

Wayne Ruth, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ruth of 307 Lida Ave., Suffolk, won his first two heats in the competition and lost out in the third by only three-quarters of a second.

Wayne, who raced in the class for the youngest entrant, also won a camera for having the best design.

Another Suffolk boy, Rich Harrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Harrell of Highland Ave., won the first heat in his division.

Robert Bryant is detective

Sgt. Robert V. Bryant, 11-year veteran with the Suffolk Police Department, becomes a member of the department’s detective bureau on Aug. 1, according to an announcement Wednesday by Acting Police Chief J.A. Harrell.

…Bryant fills a vacancy on the detective bureau created in April when Det. Lonnie Crutchfield was made assistant to the police chief.

Mary Helen Rawls victor over sister

It was sister against sister in the round of the defeated eight at the Women’s State Amateur Golf Tournament yesterday.

Mrs. Mary Helen Rawls of Suffolk, formerly Mary Helen Macklin, and Mrs. Herbert Smith, formerly Martha Macklin, were matched in the first round of the defeated eight. Mrs. Rawls was the winner, 1 up 20 holes, which was the same margin she lost to Jane Mack of Richmond in the first round play Tuesday.