Evening Herald 64

Highlights from the Evening Herald



May 1, 1964 (Friday)

Stevens plant manager tells NLRB Industrial Mill workers were fired for valid reasons

RHHS track team loses to Spartanburg - Abie Edwards set a new school record in the pole vault at 11' 10½".  Bobby Nies led RHHS in scoring with 8 points.

Lake Wylie stocked with 5.5 million baby striped bass

TV sets must now be able to get 82 channels


May 2, 1964 (Saturday)

Rock Hill's first traffic death of the year - One killed, four injured

Rock Hill School District Menu for next week

Mon - roast beef, brown gravy, slaw, dry beans, ice cream, biscuit, butter and milk

Tue - fried chicken, lima beans, mashed potatos, strawberry shortcake w/whipped cream, biscuit, butter and milk

Wed - spaghetti w/meatballs and cheese, biscuit, butter and milk

Thu - hot dog, slaw w/onions, baked beans, mustard. catsup, cake squares w/chocolate icing, bun, butter and milk.

Fri - baked ham, field peas, candied yams, jello w/fruit, biscuit, butter and milk

Showing today - Pix - 7 Faces of Dr Lao - Adult 75¢ Child 25¢


No Evening Herald on Sunday


May 4, 1964 (Monday)

Town Talk - By A. Barber - A tea kettle is a good thing to have around - even when it's up to its nose in hot water, it'll sing.

Home Furniture Store - Folding Aluminum Web Chair $2.98

Junior Editor - How does a lathe work and what is it used for?


May 5, 1964 (Tuesday)

Bearcats whip Catholic 3-1 on a two run single by Connie Wade - Ronnie Beck, the winning pitcher, struck out 12 and allowed 3 hits.

Playing at the Cinema today - The Secret Passion

Brick House - 1844 Eden Terrace - 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, living room, dining room, kitchen w/built-ins, carport and storage room - $13,800


May 6, 1964 (Wednesday)

Body of missing Rock Hill woman found in Fishing Creek waters

Family Dollar Stores - Nothing Over $3

Baxter Clothes - Summer Suit $29.95

Grand Opening - FS Gold Stamp Redemption Store

Dozier Brothers "Big D" Super Market - Sirloin Steak - 59¢/lb.

Burns Chevrolet - New 1964 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop Sport Coupe - 2 door - $2395


May 7, 1964 (Thursday)

Proposed Catawba River dam criticized

Summertime Dresses - Melville's $10.95

Junior Editor - Do all hawks steal chickens?

Playing at the Stevenson - The Strangler


May 8, 1964 (Friday)

Boys, Girls State Representatives named - Donna Kaye Adams, Jimmy Dover, Jimmy Lindsay, Stan Watson and Dickie Taylor

Nancy Bartles will reign as May Court Queen tonight at the RHHS Auditorium.

"Immediate Opening in Our IBM Key Punch Class" - The College of Commerce - 406 Oakland Avenue

Auto Drive In - Up Periscope


May 9, 1964 (Saturday)

Country and Western Show - Charlotte Coliseum - Ferlin Huskey and Skeeter Davis

"Congratulations to the Bearcat Beauty Section Winners" - Brownie Studios

Bill Barber, Bobby Nies and Jimmy Nies shave their heads for the State Track Meet

Bearcats win their last baseball game of the year against York, 8-0, on a one hitter by Ronnie Beck.

Rock Hill Teenagers "About the Beatles" - "I liked them at first, but I'm tired of them now. I don't think they'll be number 1 much longer." Carolyn Mayhew - "I'm not a Beatles fan and don't think they'll stay popular much longer." Butch Spakes


No Herald on Sunday


May 11, 1964 (Monday)

Rock Hill High Track Team 4th in State.  Abie  "Superman" Edwards won the pole vault with a school record of 12' 0".  Bobby Nies took 4th place in both the shot put and the discus.  "It is not known whether the recent shaving of Nies head attributed to the good tosses."  David Hoffman broke the school record in the 440 with a time of 52.1.  The Bearcats team of Kenny Barrett, Homer Harris, Bert Moore and David Hoffman finished 3rd in the 4X440 relay with a time of 3:35.4.

Used 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air - 4 door - $795 - Yonce Motors


May 12, 1964 (Tuesday)

Mayor Lyle opposes zoning, questions Ward's re-appointment as City Recorder

Elinor's - Beach Party Shifts - $8.98

Pix - Tom Jones

Main Street Drive-In - Hamburger steak smothered in onions, cole slaw, French fries - 67¢


May 13, 1964 (Wednesday)

Downtown Rock Hill has potential for twice its present retail business

Shaw Brothers - Quart of Duke's Mayonnaise 39¢ - Ground Beef 3 Lbs 89¢

Bobbie Brooks - Roll Sleeve Shirt $3.98 - The Smart Shop

Harris Teeter - 2 loaves of bread 39¢

A&P - Fryers 23¢/lb


May 14, 1964 (Thursday)

Movie to Be Filmed in Bullocks Creek - A title currently being considered is "The Devil Wears Clodhoppers."

Smith Drug Stores - 6 Transistor Radio - Pocket-size $7.88

Hearn Ford - 64 Ford Fairlane 500 - 2 door hardtop - 8 cylinder - $2296

Ft-Roc Drive-In - Kissin' Cousins

The Funnies in the Evening Herald - Our Ancestors, Our Boarding House w/Major Hoople, Out Our Way, Short Ribs, Ben Casey, Morty Meekle, Freckles and His Friends, Captain Easy, Alley Oop, Priscilla's Pop, Bugs Bunny, Tizzy and Carnival


May 15, 1964 (Friday)

YMCA pool opens for the summer

York has problem: Where to park new fire truck?

Study begun on possible 2nd Bowaters machine

Burns Chevrolet - Used 1955 Chevrolet - 2 door, Light blue and white, V-8, straight drive, radio and heater

York County Natural Gas presents its 4th Annual Cooking School - Cinema Theatre - Broadcast live on WTYC


May 16, 1964 (Saturday)

Weather - Generally fair, a little warmer in most of the state tonight and Sunday - Lows generally in the 50's

Rock Hill Rescue Squad has an open house and dedicates their new building on Cherry Road beside the Fire Department

Dine and Dance - Bano's - New Jungle Room - Music by the Consoles

Building permits in Rock Hill total $25,938

Black & Decker Electric Hedge Trimmer - Special $19.95 - West Main Hardware


 No Evening Herald on Sunday


May 18, 1964

Construction of the York County Center for Technical Education will be completed by the end of the summer

Tom Gettys for Congress Headquarters opens on Main Street across from First Baptist Church

Town Talk - By A. Barber - While money isn't everything, it does keep you in touch with your children

New branch office for First Federal Savings and Loan Association will be built on the corner of Cherry Road and Evergreen Lane

Community Cash - Hunts Catsup - 14 Oz. - 15¢

Hill-Warner - "Between the Banks" - Pick a Pair sale

Rock Hill Cardinals beat the Lexington Giants 6-5 in 10 innings

"Kissin' Cousins" held over at the Ft-Roc Drive-In held over due to the remaining number of cousins to be kissed in Rock Hill -  This is not real, but certainly could be true.


May 19, 1964 (Tuesday)

Ground is broken Saturday for the new Children's Nature Museum near Joslin Park

Miss Elizabeth Stowe elected president of the York County Association for Mental Health

Dickson Supply Company - Motorola TV - "As low as $3.75 per week" - 417 Chatham Ave.

Ramblers Spring Selling Spree - Good Motor Company - 119 East White Street

Heels Replaced While You Rest - Baker's Shoe Service - 128 Caldwell Street


May 20, 1964 (Wednesday)

Large Ears of Yellow Corn - 5¢ each - Wilson Curb Market and Nursery Garden - 921 West Main Street - "Trade with James Wilson, He is your friend, He'll save you money, In the end."

Band Instruments Available for Rental - Tillman's Music - 206 East Main Street

Weather - Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight with a chance of showers.  Lows 57 to 65.  Thursday, generally fair and somewhat cooler.

May 21, 1964 (Thursday)

Two TEC courses will carry Associate of Science degrees

Whole Fryers 22¢/lb - Piggly Wiggly - Cherry Road

White Swan uniform dresses - Efird's

"We've Everything To Do a Young Man Proud On the Day He Graduates" - Kings Mens Shop Main Street - Al Kurtz

50' Garden Hose - Army-Navy Bargain Town - 122 East Main Street


May 22, 1964 (Friday)

Area banks facing severe coin shortage

York county cotton crop looks good but needs rain

"Piano Headquarters" - Marshall Furniture Company - 316 North Trade Street

Oldsmobile F-85 Club Coupe - 3 Speed Syncromatic transmission, heater, 230HP V-8 engine $2475 - Good Motor Company


May 23, 1964 (Saturday)

Rock Hill man charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor - Released on $500 bond

Charlotte Coliseum - May 28th - The Beverly Hillbillies - Irene Ryan (Granny), Donna Douglas (Ellie May), Max Baer (Jethro) - Extra Added Attraction - Homer & Jethro

School Lunch Menu

Mon - Fried ham, orange juice, whipped potatoes, string beans, chocolate pudding, biscuit, butter and milk

Tue - Steak patties (mystery meat), gravy, English peas and carrots, rice, cantaloupe, biscuit, butter and milk

Wed - Barbecued chicked, tomato juice, corn, sweet potatoes, biscuit, butter and milk

Thu - Hamburger, onion rings, shredded cabbage, mustard, catsup, cake squares, bun, butter and milk

Steve Carlton pitches the Rock Hill Cardinals to a win over Shelby - (Carlton is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and pitched his first professional baseball game in Rock Hill)


No Evening Herald on Sunday


May 25, 1964 Monday

Glen "Fireball" Roberts critically injured after his car burst into flames during a crash at the World 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Rock Hill employment from a year ago.

"Save Up To 50% - Discount Prices" - Blackwell Cloth Shop - 1219 East Main Street

Shaw Brothers new supermarket on Cherry Road to open Thursday

"Free Silver Dollar With $3.00 Worth Of Dry Cleaning" - One Hour "Martinizing" " - 121 Caldwell Street


May 26, 1964 Tuesday

Increased School Budget Approved - Budget is $3,332,792 for the 1964-1965 school year.

South Carolina ETV asks the Federal Communications Commission for a new channel for Rock Hill

Weather - Fair with little change in temperature tonight.  Lows in teh 60's. Wednesday generally fair and continued warm.

"Free Gift Wrapping" - Squire's Lady - Beaty Shopping Center


May 27,1964 Wednesday

Indian Prime Minister Nehru died today from a stroke

Southern Bank and Trust Company is scheduled to move into its new offices at East Main Street and Elizabeth Lane late this year

"Graduation Tuxedo Special" - $59.95 - Langston's - The Village Squire - Main Street and Beaty Shopping Center

Rodeo - Black Hawk Ranch - Friday and Saturday - Barbeque by Bob Glasscock

Large Eggs - 3 dozen for $1 - Hinson's Supermarket - 359 Park Avenue


May 28, 1964 Thursday

Saturn I lifts 1st unmanned Apollo aloft successfully

Chester County Polio Clinic schedules

Pix - The Pink Panther

Cinema - The Thin Red Line

"In Person - Friday & Saturday - The Del Tones - In the Catawba Room" - Porter's Restaurant - Charlotte Highway at the River Bridge

Land and Garden Seed and Supplies = Farmers Exchange - 126 East Black Street

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe - white finish with maroon interior - Fully equipped including Powerglide transmission - $800


May 29, 1964 Friday

New playground in Rock Hill - 15.7 acre playground in the Arcade Mill section

Army Reserve Armory to be memorialized Saturday - Music is to be furnished by elements of the RHHS band, under the direction of Alfonso Nicosia.

Weather - Considerable cloudiness and rather cool tonight and Saturday.  Lows tonight in the 50's

"Swift As an Arrow, He Lit Out For Proctor's" - "If It's From Proctor Music, It's Sound"


May 30, 1964 Saturday

Tri-Hi-Y awards were presented at the Mother-Daughter banquet.  Jean Bennett of the Sigma club was one of the winners.

Porter's - Sunday Buffet Dinner - All You Can Eat - $1.50

"We Have One Salesman, We Pay No Rent, We Sell WHOLESALE To Everyone!" - Waters Motor Company - 819 Saluda Street


No Herald on Sunday


June 1, 1964 Monday

SC National Bank authorized to open Rock Hill office.

600 tons of crushed ice used to keep Byrnes Auditorium cool during the Winthrop graduation.

Jim Dandy Grits - 1 pound box - 7¢ - Community Cash

Nancy Jo Ross, Olivia Burns and Linda Woodall named Rock Hill High School Class of 1964 Honor Graduates.

RHHS Class of 1964 graduates tonight at Byrnes Auditorium - WE ARE SENIORS!!!!!!

James Bond movie "From Russia With Love" - Pix theater


June 2, 1964 Tuesday

Dickie Taylor, Jimmy Lindsay and Jimmy Dover leave for Boys State.

Rock Hill seeks park workers - Parks Director - $40 per week.

Jannell Howard performed in the Van Tassel dance recital.

"Save 'Em - Swap 'Em" - Coca-Cola World's Fair bottle caps


June 3, 1964 Wednesday

New US Route 21 begins to take shape in lower York County

Belk's - Archdale Dress Shirts - 4 for $11.00

All Rock Hill recreation facilities will be open on Monday

Pork Loin Sale - 38¢/pound - Piggly Wiggly - Cherry Road

Sides of Beef - 39¢/Pound - Colonial Store


June 4, 1964 Thursday

The new Hearn Ford Agency at 1601 Cherry Road should be completed in about three months

Buy Schwinn Bikes at Womack-Griffith Company

Ft-Roc Drive-In - Battle Cry


June 5, 1964 Friday

Traffic on Cherry Road at Ebinport Road has grown from3,500 vehicles per day in 1946 to 13,400 vehicles per day in 1963.

JD Gault, assistant principal at Rock Hill High School, is named Associate Director at the York County Technical Education Center.

Joslin Park will open Sunday for the 1964 season

For sale - 38 acres - 935 feet highway frontage - $3500 - AF Fewell, Realtor


June 6, 1964 Saturday

20th Anniversary of D-Day

South Carolina Fireman's Association to meet in Rock Hill starting Sunday.

City Council slated to act on lower electric rates

Building permits totaling $61,974 were issued in Rock Hill this week


No Herald on Sunday


June 8, 1964 Monday

Weather - Fair and mild tonight.  Lows in 60's.  Tuesday fair, continued quite warm.

Grand Strand nearly isolated by flooding Sunday.  Received 8" of rain from a tropical storm.

Junior Editor - Are minnows always small?


June 9, 1964 Tuesday

A new study of the downtown traffic is underway which may lead to returning Main Street and Black Street to two-way traffic.

New Rainbow Officers Installed - Gail Little, worthy advisor - Barbara Crump, worthy associate advisor - Carol Wallace, charity - Donna Kaye Adams, hope - Mary Frances Wheeler, faith.


June 10, 1964 Wednesday

Sam Mendenhall, Robert McFadden, Hugh Love and George Petty elected to represent York County in the State House of Representatives.

Federal and county officers arrest a Rock Hill man at the site of a 375 gallon liquor still in McConnells.

June Pre-Season Lay-A-Way Coat Event - Chesterfield Coat $25 - The Smart Shop

Hinson's Supermarket - 359 Park Avenue - Whole Country Hams - 89¢ per pound


June 11, 1964 Thursday

The six-week session of Rock Hill High School Summer School is to begin June 15, principal JJ Godbold announced today.

Belk's - Tropical Weight Slacks - $5.99

Rock Hill Fairgrounds begins 4th year of dirt track racing Saturday - Admission $1.00

Daniell's Quality & Delicatessan - 327 Charlotte Avenue (Near the "Y") - "Imported from Switzerland - Swiss Cheese"   (this one struck me as funny)

The newest addition to the Beaty Shopping Center - The Red Door

Auto Drive-In - A Summer Place


June 12, 1964 Friday

Nancy Harsh is attending a special six-week summer science program in biology at Clemson

Langston's - Hush Puppies from $12.95

The South Carolina peach crop for this year is valued at over $10 million


June 13, 1964 Saturday

Plans are going forward for the 32nd annual Christmas Party for children of employees at the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Company.

Looking Backward - June 13, 1944 - Bond selling agencies in Rock Hill reported slow sales of bonds, although the Fifth War Loan Drive was officially launched yesterday.


No Herald On Sunday


June 15, 1964 Monday

Janell Howard won six trophies at the Sun Fun Majorette Contest in Myrtle Beach last Saturday.

The Cinema - The Carpetbaggers

Shaw Bros. - Pepsi Cola - 3 Cartons for $1


June 16, 1964 Tuesday

Rock Hill Body Company seriously damaged by a fire in the paint room and shop.

Armfield Furniture - Corner of Oakland Avenue and York Avenue - 10% above our cost for the rest of June

58 Chevy Bel Aire - 4 door hardtop, radio and heater, automatic, sharp car for only $795 - Monroe Used cars - West White Street


June 17, 1964 Wednesday

Eddie Gainey's 3 run homer paces the rock Hill Legion team to an 8-2 victory over Chester

Elinor's - Dresses - $8-$18

RHHS Class of 1954 holds 10th Reunion at Joslin Park

Ft-Roc - Gregory Peck and Tony Curtis in Captain Newman


June 18, 1964 Thursday

Weather - Variable cloudiness and warm through Friday with rather widely scattered thundershowers - Lows tonight 66-70.

Rock Hill National Bank - 3 Convenient Locations - Corner of Main and Caldwell, Corner of Oakland and Wilson and Cherry Plaza

14 oz bottle of Heinz Ketchup - 5¢ - Shaw Bros Supermarket


June 19, 1964 Friday

The Hottest of the Hot - Oldsmobile 4-4-2 - $2995 - Good Motor Company

Brand New 64 Checy Sport Coupe - Black, V8, Powerglide, radio and heater, white tires, big hub caps - $2495 - Burns Chevrolet

Awards presented at the Rock Hill Police Department's Worthy Boys Camp


June 20, 1964 Saturday

Town Talk by A. Barber - Some wives never learn to drive a car, except in an advisory capacity.  Sorry ladies.

Ted Kennedy seriously injured in plane crash.

Weather - Generally fair, continued hot and humid through Saturday - Low tonight lower to mid 70's


No Evening Herals on Sunday


June 22, 1964 Monday

3 lb Can Snowdrift Shortening - 19¢ - Shaw Bros Supermarket

Junior Editor - Why is The Bill of Rights so important?

Beatles mobbed as their tour hits Hong Kong


June 23, 1964 Tuesday

Baseball great Stan Musial to visit Rock Hill August 16 and 17

½ Fried Chicken, Salad, and French Fries $1.00 - Park Inn Grill

Main Street Drive-In - "Something New Has Been Added - Pizza Pies"


June 24, 1964 Wednesday

Tom Gettys wins the race for the 5th Congressional District seat over George Coleman

Pocket Flashlight - 5¢ - Sippel's - 840 Saluda Street

Men's Shoes - $3.87-$4.87 - Merit Shoe Store - 126 Main Street

Dozier Brothers - Big D Supermarket - Ground Beef 33¢/lb - Corner of E White and Workman Street

Formal Opening of the New and Enlarged Beaty Shopping Center - 19 Stores and Offices -Home Federal Savings and Loan, Harris Teeter, W.T. Grant, Brooks Jewelers and Gift Shoppe, Squire's Lady, Langston's Village Squire, Beaty Drug Store, United States Post Office, Rock Hill Hardware, Red Door, Home Furniture, A&P Grocery. Peoples National Bank, Moubray Beaty Real Estate - In The Mall - Merle Norman Cosmetics, Metropolitan Life, Dr. Frank P Gaston, La Marick Beauty Salon, FS Gold Stamp Redemption Center


June 25, 1964 Thursday

Johnny Perrill and Jean Bennett serve as counselors at the YMCA Day Camp at Lake Crawford

New 64 Chevelle 2-Door - $2195 - Burns Chevrolet

1952 Pontiac Sedan - $145 - Jimmy Street Auto Sales - 857 Saluda Street


June 26, 1964 Friday

Holiday Inn to be built on US21 Bypass in Rock Hill - To have 100 rooms with restaurant, meeting rooms and pool

Family Dollar Store Presents - Cowboy Grady Barker on the Lowery Organ and "Wild Bill" Edenfield on the Electric Guitar - Saturday Night - 7 Till 10 PM - 1021 Cherry Road

PIX - Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley and Ann-Margaret


June 17, 1964 Saturday

Bloodmobile collects 163 pints at Celanese Plant visit

Stevenson - Flesh Eaters

Rock Hill Seafood Company - 27 Years - Headquarters for Fresh Caught Seafood - 120 S Trade Street


No Evening Herald on Sunday


June 29, 1964 Monday

Fort Mill Police Chief Heyward Adkins killed in auto accident

Southern Bank and Trust Company to build new offices at the corner of East Main and Elizabeth Lane - Moore Construction Company awarded the contract for construction

Junior Editor - How is cheese made?


June 30, 1964 Tuesday

Weather - Generally fair and mild tonight with lows around 65-70 - Mostly sunny and warm Wednesday

"Bowlegged Girls get More Dates Than Knock Kneed Ones"


July 1, 1964 Wednesday

College of Commerce now has a total of 97 students enrolled

"Friedham's Says Good Bye Forever! Quitting Business Sale"

Elinor's - 524 Myrtle Drive - Dorm Shirts - $2.88 - OK ladies, what is a dorm shirt?

Stan Watson was installed as Junior Counselor of the Palmetto DeMolay Association.


July 2, 1964 Thursday

Glenn "Fireball" Roberts dies of burns received in NASCAR race in Charlotte.

Civil Rights Bill passed by Congress

Family Bootery - 15th Anniversary Sale - PF Flyers - $3

Ocean Forest Hotel - Myrtle Beach - $12 per person double occupancy


July 3, 1964 Friday

A chapel at York General Hospital is now under construction

Junior Editor - How was crude oil discovered?

Porter's July 4th Bar-B-Q - Barbecue plate - All you can eat - $1.50


July 4, 1964

Weather - Variable cloudiness through Sunday with widely scattered showers.  Continued warm, becoming less humid Sunday.

Hal Clinton and Jimmy Dover took part in a July 4th bell ringing ceremony.

Billy Blanks took part in a July 4th flag raising ceremony at First ARP Church


No Evening Herald on Sunday


July 6, 1964 Monday

New National Guard Armory under construction at the corner of Airport Road and Celanese By-Pass

Charles Chips now has 2,500 regular customers in Rock Hill

Now playing - PIX - For Those Who Think Young


July 7, 1964 Tuesday

York County has few peaches due to a severe Spring frost

Bearcat Boosters start 1964-65 membership drive

55 Chevrolet 210, 4-door sedan, V8, PowerGlide, radio and heater, runs good - $350 - Harvey Motors


July 8, 1964 Wednesday

A Southern Railroad weed spray car caught fire and three were injured Tuesday in downtown Tirzah

Penny's - Adonna Foundations Reduced - Junior Long-Leg Panty Girdle - $2.88

Ft-Roc Drive In - The Pink Panther


July 9, 1964 Thursday

The Rock Hill Civil Defense Warning System will be tested Saturday with a three minute up-and-down wailing tone

Town Talk - by A. Barber - The modern young man no longer leaves footprints in the sands of time - Just tire tracks.

Davis Market - Cube Steak - 69¢/lb


July 10, 1964 Friday

"Best Seafood and Chicken Anywhere" - The Shrimp Boat - 1026 Saluda Street

Rock Hill theaters quietly desegregated

Shaw Brothers - Snack Bar Special - Hamburger with all the trimmings - 17¢


July 11, 1964 Saturday

Satrts Monday - The PIX - Dr. Strangelove

Building permits totaling $41,602 were issued in Rock Hill this week

Oakland Avenue Baptist Church celebrates14th anniversary Sunday - the church has 173 members


No Herald on Sunday


July 13, Monday

Friedham's - Girls Clamdiggers - $1.88

Blackwell Cloth Shop - Summer Clearance - 1218 East Main Street

Cinema - The Moon-Spinners - Adults 75¢ Child 35¢


July 14, 1964 Tuesday

Mayor David Lyle said Monday night that the city's one-way streets are being used as speedways and are "not safe for human life"

Park In Grill - ½ fried chicken, salad and french fries - $1.00

Red Devil Cotton Sprayers and Parts - Rock Hill Feed and Supply Company - !32 E White St


More to come later if my old eyes can hold up to the microfilm viewer at the public library