As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, July 23, 1964:
Thieves get items, little money
Ray Owens Bait Store was broken into last Saturday night. A similar attempt was made at Pollards Corner.
Jerry Owens, the store owner's son, said he and his brother Richard closed the bait and tackle shop around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. When they returned at 6 a.m., the door was open and the place had been ransacked.
Owens said items such as cartons of cigarettes, razor blades, jars of hair dressing and shirts were missing. In addition, retired Sgt. Owens' Japanese rifle, eight cases of shotgun shells and two watches were stolen. No money was taken, however.
At Pollards Corner, the outside Coke machines were broken into and money was taken. An unsuccessful attempt was made to jimmy the door open.
Gene Baston wins bowling trophy
Gene Baston, former manager of athletic teams at Harlem High School and now an airman third class stationed at Eglin Field, Fla., took first-place honors in the base men's handicap bowling tournament recently.
Baston received a trophy from base vice commander Col. John Monace for firing a 1254 handicap score, which was the highest in the tournament.
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