June 4, 1966: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald on this date 39 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2005

JFK functions by card only

This year, there will be restrictions on the attendance at the commencement and the sermon to the graduates of the John F. Kennedy High School.

Admittance to the sermon and to the commencement exercises will be only by &uot;Admit Cards&uot; only.

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Provisions will be made to broadcast the services over the public address system of the school for those who are unable to sit in the auditorium.

Seven building

racers for soap box derby

Seven local youngsters are each busy these days trying to come up with a design that will produce a racer capable of taking top honors in the Tidewater Soap Box Derby next month.

Impoundment of the racers will take place on July 9, one week before the big day at Little Creek Amphibious Base. Up until that time racers may be altered according to the builder’s whim.

The boys from here who will enter and their sponsors, are Ray Powell, sponsored by Benthal Machine Co.; Tommy Richards, sponsored by Pepsi Cola; Ricky Harrell, sponsored by Russell and Holmes; Wayne Rut,h sponsored by Home Improvements Co.; Robert Brooks, sponsored by Concrete Products Inc.; Thomas Winborne, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Parking Corporation started as civic idea

Several years ago a civic endeavor to help solve the parking problem in Suffolk was undertaken by a group of merchants and property owners. Out of this arose the present Downtown Parking Corporation, which Larry Ruden heads this year.

The lot, located in the approximate center of the downtown district, is bound by West Washington Street, South Main Street, South Saratoga Street and Cherry. It holds approximately 120 cars and is surfaced and lighted for the convenience of the shoppers. Each parking space is nine feet wide, which give ample space for all makes of cars.

According to Ruben the entrances are controlled by the most modern machines of this type. This machine dispenses tickets stamped with arrival time.

Ditch, water

cause for concern

Open ditch, rising wastewaters are constant sources of worry in Hollywood

Randolph Mitchell and his neighbor, Pearlie Moore Jr. looked at the back yard and shook their heads. &uot;It’s a problem,&uot; said Mitchell. &uot;I’ve got kids here and it’s a menace to their wellbeing.&uot;

The two men live at 427 and 429 Eighth St. in the Hollywood section of Nansemond County. They are upset about waste liquids from their two septic tanks raising to flood Mitchell’s backyard.

Odorous, stagnant, filthy-green water fills the yard and backs up to wash against the house.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose