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Published 12:00 am Friday, July 8, 2005

Kennedy eyes second ballot

LOS ANGELES – Realistic supporters conceded today they can’t put Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts over on the first ballot for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Instead these strategists concentrate on a second rollcall blitz they believe will deliver the prize in the party convention opening Monday.

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Bids open on Suffolk post office

Bids on Suffolk’s new post office were to be opened at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the office of district real estate officer Herman Schmidt in Richmond.

Schmidt, in a telephone conversation just before noon, said that he had three bids on his desk already and was expecting a number of bidders to bring others in before the 2 p.m. deadline.

Eight or nine bids, he said, would be a normal return on the 30-odd bidders’ packages sent out by his office to interested persons.

&uot;I’m delighted that we have received this much response,&uot; he reported.

The successful bidder will agree to take up Postal Department’s option on the Mehalko property at the North Main-Western Ave. intersection, construct a building to department specifications, and then lease it to the department for a period of years.

The actual bid will be for the amount of rental the department will be expected to pay for the building.

Mrs. Felts HDC hostess

The Ivor Home Demonstra-tion club held its monthly meeting in the home of Mrs. Marvin Felts.

Mrs. Felts opened the meeting with the devotionals taken from the 6th chapter of Matthew.

With the theme &uot;Lily of the Valley.&uot;

She also led the group in prayer.

The demonstration was given by the assistant home demonstration agent, Mrs. Mary Lee Settle of Courtland on &uot;Costumes for all Occasions.&uot;

The program was closed with the roll call and minutes of the previous meeting read by the secretary, Mrs. A. C. Hancock.

Others present were Mrs. Ruta Clark, Mrs. Emma Bryant, Mrs. John Faircloth, Jr., and Mrs. Bob Souli.

Suffolk girls in semifinals at Richmond

Mary Louise Pickard and Brenda Draper, a couple of Suffolk entries who are the No. 1 and 3 seeds respectively, yesterday moved into the semifinals of the Home Beneficial girls’ 15-and-under tennis tournament at Byrd Park, Richmond.

Yesterday’s results: 15-and-under girls – Quarterfinals: Mary Louise Pickard defeated Betsy Morgan 6-2, 7-5, Brenda Draper defeated Ruth Mayo 6-0, 6-3: Marietta McCarty defeated Ginger West 11-9, 6-4.

– Compiled by Andrew Giermak