Thursday, January 9, 2014

50 years ago

Associates Finance Company of Florida, H. B. Burton manager, was located at 605 Duval St.

Two men charged with the hold-up of Beneficial Finance Company in December were bound over for trial in Criminal Court. The men were captured at gunpoint at a roadblock on the Seven Mile Bridge.

A surprise raid of the Ringside Billard Parlor on Truman Avenue resulted in the arrest of the operator for possession of gambling equipment.

Prize-winning novelist David Weis, author of "Naked Came I," and his wife were vacationing in Key West.