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Solares Hill

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Title:
Solares Hill
Alternate Title:
Solares Hill newspaper
Place of Publication:
Key West, Fla
Publisher:
Solares Hill Pub. Co.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
1971
Frequency:
Weekly[<1997>]
Biweekly[ FORMER 1971-]
weekly
regular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 35-36 cm.

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Newspapers -- Key West (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Monroe County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Florida -- Key West ( fast )
Florida -- Monroe County ( fast )
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Newspapers. ( fast )
newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Newspapers ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Monroe -- Key West

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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 15-Mar. 1, 1971)-
General Note:
"The highest point in Key West."

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two suggestions solare s hil l deeembe r 197 2 Editoria l Th e though t I' m discussin g concern s th e Florid a Marin e Patro l an d it s effectivenes s i n conservin g marin e lif e i n thi s area . Thi s i s on e ide a o n ho w t o solv e a smal l par t o f th e enormou s ecologica l problem s facin g u s today . Ther e i s a ver y larg e amoun t o f mone y spen t eac h yea r o n powerfu l boat s an d cars. , guns , an d people , b y th e Florid a Marin e Patrol . Th e peopl e an d equipmen t ar e use d t o defen d th e commercia l marin e lif e fro m bein g overfishe d b y th e fishermen . I n th e cas e o f shrimping , a nurser y are a wa s declare d an d fisherme n wer e forbidde n t o fra g thei r net s i n thi s area . Fo r th e mos t part , thi s decre e wa s ignored . Whe n tha t didn' t wor k ou t a siz e coun t wa s tried . I f you r shrim p wer e ove r 7 0 shrim p pe r pound , the y ha d t o b e throw n overboard . Tha t i s a ridiculou s rul e becaus e b y th e tim e th e shrim p ar e counte d mos t o f the m ar e dea d o r dyin g anyway . ' . • Th e conservatio n patro l ha s trie d arrest s an d fine s an d jai l terms , too , bu t tha t stil l doesn' t reall y hel p th e fish . Non e o f thes e method s hav e mad e muc h progres s i n conservation . A propose d ide a woul d b e a n artificia l ree f mad e b y ol d car s dumpe d i n th e nurser y area . Ther e ar e plent y o f old , useles s car s rottin g i n th e dump s o f Ke y Wes t an d Stoc k Islan d tha t coul d b e used . The y woul d mak e a goo d hidin g plac e fo r fis h an d crawfis h a s wel l a s shrimp . _ N o shrimpe r woul d pu t hi s net s overboar d t o a botto m lik e that . Perhap s th e Florid a Conservatio n coul d becom e a littl e mor e scientifi c an d stud y underwate r method s o f savin g th e fish . For-example , the y coul d stud y suc h phenomen a a s th e thousand s o f dea d fis h spotte d recently , wes t o f th e Marquesas ; th e reason s fo r suc h catastrophies , an d ho w t o preven t them . Ther e coul d b e bette r mean s o f marin e conservatio n tha t woul d HEL F fisherme n mor e tha n haras s them . R.S . , CUSTO M DRESSMAKING AN D ALTERATIO N 2f7DUVALST . 4 r iiiiii n > 1 ''•;» • .'.•• " •:——— | Marion Steven y s AETIST S UJsfLIMITi D W Unjju a Ar t Galler y Key s an d Caribbea n Invite s yo u t o Trip*nd,'o r Bu y 22 1 Duva l St . It has been suggested by several local residents that some recognition of our world renown playwrite and author Tennesse Williams he made here. The timing of this recognition could coincide with the soon to be aired. 60 minute television show about Mr. Williams. The most' fitting manner of recognition would be the dedication of the playhouse in his honor. It is our understanding that this proposal has been made in the past but failed before the Board of directors of the Playhouse. Those who feel that this is a fine way to pay tribute to Mr. Williams should contact any of the Board of directors of the Waterfront Playhouse as soon as possible. THI S I S OU R SUBSCRIPTIO N HER E I S $5.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 2 6 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRES S C I TY ~ STAT E ZI P ^TELEPHON E £94.1773L , i 'Si3 SIMONTO N ST. ' KE Y WEST . FLA . 33O4 O XJ Content s 2 . •n. 5. 6 . Wha t possibl e reaso n coul d ther e b e fo r tha t ne w N O SALVAGIN G sig n a t th e cit y dump ? A ol d an d muc h respecte d activit y i s th e ar t o f dum p picking . Alsn , for . man y Ke y Wester s wh o mak e thei r -livin g hauling , th e dum p ha s prove d t o b e a n excellen t sourc e o f ad ditiona l income . Th e sig n reflect s a do g i n th e mange r attitud e o n th e par t o f someon e an d ough t t o b e removed . .W.H . 10 . 11 . 12 . Cove r Drawin g b y Thor n Szute r Tw o Suggestion s an d som e ad s Editoria l b y Bil l Hucke l Eco-Alternative s fro m CLEAR CREEK Communit y Cente r b y Lonni e Miku l Commo n Sens e b y Gi l Ryde r Brookwoo d Johnso n Poe m Curren t an d Groov y Tw o Drawing s Lan d Cra b Hun t b y Ra y Daniel s Spiritua l Calenda r b y Gar y an d Louis e ' s Ba r A T DUVA L & CARGLI& E TTi e Gatewa y T o Ol d Tow n Solare s Hil l is a community newspaper published every month from the slopes of Solares Kill, Key West's highest peak, stretching a full 18 feet into the tropical heaven, by Solares Hill Publishing Co., 516 Duval St., Key West, Florida 33040. Subscription price: $6.00 for 26 issues. EDITORIAL ...."DANCING BILL" HUCKEL COPY EDITOR JANET WOOD ART DIRECTOR ... . BENJAMIN CURRY "DINK" BRUCE With a little help from our friends .. . Copyright 1972,. Solares Hill Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved Solares Hill ca n b e picke d u p fre e at : Gemin i 1 1 Neisner' s Swift' s Padron' s Moody' s . Fausto's ' ' New . Hop e Leathe r Vallardare s Newstan d Jua n May g Grocer y White' s Boo k Stor e I thin k tha t a battle , a showdow n battle , i s bein g fough t her e i n Ke y West , I t i s a battl e betwee n beaut y an d ugliness . Le t m e sho w yo u wha t I mean . Al l o f a sudde n Ke y Wes t i s i n th e mids t o f a gian t buildin g boom . Thi s buildin g i s goin g o n everywhere . Ther e i s n o centra l plannin g fo r al l thi s building . Th e result s ca n b e cata strophic . Loo k a t Roosevel t Boulevard . I t i s ugly . I t i s God-awfu l ugly . I t i s th e resul t o f n o planning , n o concer n fo r th e beaut y o f a n area . Thi s i s ba d enough . Bu t thi s uglines s i s spreading . An d i t i s helpe d b y a dangerou s loca l belief . Thi s belie f i s tha t jus t th e ol d tow n i s beautifu l an d wort h preservin g an d tha t th e res t o f th e islan d i s u p fo r grab s b y th e developer s an d tha t wha t happen s t o i t doesn' t matter . I t doe s matter . Thi s reasonin g i s dangerous . I t i s false . Ke y Wes t i s a whol e island . W e call i t a paradise . Thi s paradis e i s mad e u p o f al l part s o f th e island , no t jus t th e ol d town . Th e driv e int o Ke y Wes t o n A1 A i s stil l beautiful . Yo u driv e pas t ope n wate r o n you r lef t an d mangrove s an d sal t mars h o n you r right . Thi s beautifu l entranc e t o Ke y Wes t i s bein g zone d fo r condominiums an d mor e condominiums . Drivin g furthe r dow n A1 A yo u pas s th e airpor t an d al l th e ope n lan d surroundin g "it . Tal k i s o n abou t transferrin g th e airpor t an d developin g th e whol e area . Furthe r dow n pas t Ke y Wes t Tower s i s mor e ope n lan d ho w soo n wil l mor e building s b e constructe d there ? And,then , ther e i s th e whole , beautifu l Res t Beac h area . Ca n w e hav e thi s whol e are a replante d an d returne d t o it s natura l stat e o r wil l condominium s tak e thi s spo t awa y fro m th e town ? Pictur e thi s .whol e are a fro m th e entranc e t o Ke y Wes t dow n A1 A t o th e sal t marshe s t o th e ope n field s t o th e woodsi nes s o f Res t Beac h a s on e high-ris e 'buildin g afte r another . Thi s woul d b e terrible . Wil l ou r childre n hav e t o rea d abou t ho w beautifu l Ke y Wes t wa s an d neve r ge t t o se e it ? Ho w ca n w e mak e ourselve s realiz e i f w e becom e surrounde d b y uglines s w e becom e ugl y ourselves ? Wha t d o I mean ? Loo k a t Manhattan . I t i s a n island , • too . I t i s full y developed . I t i s dirt y an d ugl y an d i t i s a hellis h spo t t o liv e in . Wal k dow n it s street s an d al l yo u sens e i s uptightness , anger , frustration . I t i s overloaded . Y o u can' t breath e there . I t i s goin g down . I referre d t o Ke y Wes t a s a lifeboa t whe n I spok e agains t th e zonin g varianc e tha t permit s th e submerge d lan d nea r th e airpor t t o b e reclassifle d a s lan d fi t fo r development ; i n thi s case , fo r th e developmen t o f 110 0 condominiu m units . I sai d tha t nigh t tha t I fee l tha t w e i n Ke y Wes t wil l g o dow n i f w e overloa d ou r island . A perso n ca n stil l breath e here . I f h e feel s uptight , angr y o r frustrated , h e ha s a plac e t o g o t o cal m down . H e ca n rid e a bik e o r tak e th e famil y I n th e ca r fo r a rid e ou t b y th e beache s an d hav e a chanc e t o relax . Ther e ar e ope n space s ther e a perso n ca n breathe . But , again , pictur e thi s a s al l de veloped . Concret e fro m th e pie r t o Stoc k Islan d alon g A1A . Coul d yo u the n breathe ? Coul d yo u the n fee l free ? " No ! An d al l thi s buildin g i s coining ! Th e builder s wil l tel l u s "it' s progress " an d "don' t b e selfis h shar e you r paradise, " etc . Ther e wil l b e n o paradis e wit h a parad e o f building s dow n A1A . Obviousl y ther e i s goin g t o b e som e buildin g i n Ke y Vest . "Th e questio n is : ho w much ? Ho w man y peopl e ca n Ke y Wes t bol d comfortably ? Remembe r w e ar e a n islan d onl y tw o mile s b y fou r miles . > • W e mustn' t overloa d ou r island . Ma n need s beaut y t o liv e peacefully . ' W e mus t pu t a sto p t o thi s unplanned , haphazar d buildin g NO W an d pla n care full y jus t wha t ca n b e buil d u p an d what MUS T remain,natural . Don' t le t u s repea t Roosevel t Blvd . * o n A1A . Artist s anr 1 craftsner o f Ke y '.,'est , ..w e nee d you . Startin g Saturday , Decembe r \6 Leathe r Sou l an d Ke y Vps t Perfume s will b e sponsorin g a mir i ar t festiva l i n the . garden s a t th e corne r o f Green e an d Duva l Streets , ever y weekend . Thi s i s fo r yo u t o shar e you r wor k wit h th e publi c an d receiv e a littl e recognitio n fo r you r har d work . Thi s i s th e firs t ste p i n gettin g a goo d art s an d craft s counci l starte d i n Ke y West , s o pleas e help.us . Ther e will b e n o fe e o r commissio n charge d an d you r onl y re sponsibilit y i s a displa y whic h ca n b e ver y simple . Suggeste d categorie s Include : Painting , Drawing , Sculpture , Graphics , Ceramics , Macrara e and"Meta l Work . Contac t Soni a Feierabent f a t

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decembe r 197 5 T Y CENTE R Hand y Dand y ECO-ALTERNATIVE S Peopl e ar e alway s screaming , "Yes , I se e th e problem , bu t wha t ca n / do? " Th e overwhelmin g mas s o f existin g alternative s fo r constructive , correctiv e actio n tend s t o mak e thos e tha t ask , "Wha t ca n I do? " appea r eithe r insincere , slovenly , ignoran t o r simpl y masochistic . However , give n tha t ye t anothe r possibilit y exists—tha t the y hav e no t ye t bee n expose d t o th e numerou s alternative s availabl e t o u s all— Clea r Creek endeavor s t o d o awa y wit h tha t fina l obstacl e t o actio n b y presentin g a handy-dand y list . Kee p i n min d tha t th e incorporatio n o f som e o f thes e alternative s ma y involv e alteration s i n you r basi c lif e style ; bu t chang e i s incredibl y excitin g an d w e hardil y recommen d it . Fo r openers , tr y questionin g thos e daily , taken-for-grante d action s wit h regar d t o th e effec t the y ma y hav e o n you r immediate environmen t (home , neighborhood , community) . Certainl y w e mus t no t los e sigh t o f th e large r problem s (a s corporat e polluter s continu e t o desecrat e th e lan d an d dum p poison s o n ou r heads) , an d mus t continu e t o figh t — wit h ou r votes , voices , consume r dollar s an d ou r bodie s m fron t o f th e bulldozers , a s i t come s t o that . Bu t whe n we'r e not dealin g wit h thos e large r problem s — a s w e carr y o n ou r dail y live s — wh y no t pursu e som e simple , constructiv e action s tha t collectivel y wil l hav e untol d positiv e result s . . . besides , onc e yo u ge t int o it , it' s reall y fun . Don' t allo w yoursel f th e cop-out , "Th e littl e thing s I d o can' t possibl y hav e a bearin g o n th e overal l scop e o f things. " Nonsense ! Jus t watc h ho w fas t you r bac k porc h fill s t o overflowin g wit h tin , aluminum , stack s o f pape r an d glas s containers , onc e yo u sto p discardin g them . Watc h you r electri c bil l g o dow n a s yo u star t turnin g of f light s yo u don' t need . Feel you r bod y ge t healthie r a s yo u star t eatin g bette r food s an d usin g a bicycl e mor e an d a ca r less . Mos t o f all , sens e th e satisfactio n an d goo d feelin g tha t come s wit h realizin g yo u ar e becomin g mor e a par t o f th e solution , an d les s a par t o f th e problem . W e invit e yo u t o carefull y conside r th e followin g lis t o f alternative s (mor e nex t month) , eac h requirin g variou s amount s o f commitment , initiativ e an d energy , an d decid e whic h yo u migh t b e abl e t o incorporat e int o you r par ticula r styl e o f lif e (which , remember , ma y requir e som e change) . N o on e ca n adop t all , o r eve n most , o f thes e alternative s righ t away ; but i f everyon e o f u s wil l star t doin g eve n tw o o r thre e o f th e thing s o n th e lis t tha t we'r e no t alread y doin g (an d mayb e ad d on e o r tw o ever y fe w weeks) , w e woul d hav e a remarkabl y mor e livabl e world . EDUCATIO N I f yo u happe n t o b e a shell-shocke d victi m o f medi a overkill , an d kno w onl y tha t ther e i s a "pollutio n problem " an d tha t "ecology " i s "in, " yo u migh t d o wel l t o ge t som e specifi c informatio n befor e yo u lea p int o action . Her e ar e som e sources : The Environmental Handbook, G . DeBell , ed,.N,Y. ; Friend s o f th e Earth-Ballanu'ne , 95<£ . What's Ecology?, Clif f Humphrey , Hubbar d Press , S2.95 . Population, Resources, Environment, Pau l an d A . H . Ehrlich , Sa n Francisco : W . H . Freema n an d Co. . S8.9 5 (Shar e a cop y o r us e library) . Moment in the Sun, R . an d L . Rienow , N.Y. : Ballantine , 95c . Also : Contac t an d ge t involve d with , you r loca l ecologica l organization . I f ther e i s none , star t on e wit h you r friends—presen t a program , organiz e a recyclin g drive , reproduc e an d distribut e thi s pag e o f alternatives . ENERG Y American s constitut e 6 percen t o f th e world' s population , bu t consume r roughl y 5 0 percent o f th e world' s resources . Ho w muc h d o you consume ? • Tur n of f unnecessar y lights . Us e lo w wattag e bulbs , excep t fo r reading . Wor k nea r window s o r outsid e i n daytime . Us e candle s (mak e the m yourself ) a t night . •Wea r warme r clothe s an d tur n th e heate r dow n i n winter . Insulat e you r hous e wit h rug s an d wal l hangings. . •Wea r les s clothe s an d avoi d electri c air . conditionin g i n summe r b y openin g hous e i n th e coo l o f evenin g an d closin g i t u p earl y i n th e mornin g for th e day . •Depen d les s o n electri c blankets , knives , toothbrushes , ca n openers , dishwashers , disposals , shavers , gadget s an d toys . •Us e th e clothe s drye r onl y o n we t day s — han g clothe s i n th e sunshine . Iro n less—wh o decide d wrinkle s wer e bad ? •Cu t gras s an d hedge s b y han d (i f yo u hav e t o cu t the m a t all! ) Al l Powe r Pollutes . TRANSPORTATIO N America n auto s belc h 9 0 millio n ton s o f dangerou s gasse s an d particle s int o ou r ai r eac h year , contaminatin g ou r lung s an d killin g ou r trees . Planne d obsolescenc e cause s 9 millio n car s t o b e junke d annually . Automobile s gobbl e u p preciou s natura l resources—gas , oil , meta l an d rubber—an d creat e furthe r environmenta l problem s b y demandin g freeway an d roa d construction . •Driv e less ! Walk , jo g o r rid e a bik e (improv e healt h an d spirits) . Utiliz e publi c transportation . For m ca r pools . Sho p less—combin e errands . •Urg e an d suppor t th e establishmen t o f bik e trail s ari d lane s i n you r community . •Conside r takin g th e trai n o n you r nex t vacation—pollutant s emitte d pe r passenge r mil e ar e highes t i n automobiles , followe d b y commercia l je t airplanes , th e diese l bus , a trai n and , th e lowest , a n electri c streetca r o r bus . •I f yo u mus t us e a car—th e smalle r th e better . Kee p i t tune d an d driv e a t moderat e speeds . •Perhap s mor e importantly , conside r th e whol e concep t o f mobility—wh y i s i t necessar y t o trave l hundreds , o r eve n thousands , o f mile s eac h month , whe n yo u coul d spen d th e res t o f you r lif e explorin g th e area s accessibl e b y foo t o r bike , an d neve r discove r i t all . RECYCLIN G ' Th e averag e America n generate s abou t 180 0 lbs . o f tras h eac h year . 7 5 percen t o f th e tras h i n thi s countr y i s tosse d int o tow n dumps . Th e biodegradabl e refuse—wood , paper , foo d an d garde n wastes—wil l eventuall y disintegrate ; th e ti n can s wil l eventuall y rus t away ; bu t th e non biodegradabl e materials—glass , aluminu m an d plastics—wil l la y ther e forever . Al l o f thi s tras h cam e fro m som e resource—'trees , meta l ore , mineral s o r petroleum—onl y a tin y percentag e i s eve r reclaime d o r reused . I t i s tim e t o recycle . •Glass : Bu y onl y returnabl e bottle s fo r recyclin g an d widemouthe d jar s fo r reuse . Contac t loca l bottlin g companie s abou t glas s reclamatio n programs . Suppor t drive s t o ba n disposable , non-retur n bottles . •Paper : (I t take s 1 7 tree s t o mak e a to n o f paper. ) Sav e an d bundl e newspaper s fo r loca l pape r drives . Cance l subscription s t o magazine s an d paper s yo u n o longe r read . Shar e you r magazine s wit h friends . Donat e t o libraries , schools , prisons , hospitals , etc . Reus e pape r bags . Tak e you r ow n reuseabl e clot h ba g t o th e market.Don' t bu y product s wit h exces s packaging . Substitut e clot h napkin s fo r paper , rag s an d sponge s fo r pape r towels , an d clot h han dkerchief s fo r kleenex . Don' t us e pape r plate s an d cups . Us e bot h side s o f eac h piec e o f paper . Reus e envelopes . Kee p a scratch-pape r drawer . Us e a blackboar d fo r messages . Us e th e librar y instea d o f buyin g books . Loa n thos e yo u hav e t o friends . Sel l use d book s t o campu s bookstore s an d use d boo k dealers . Donat e unwante d book s t o libraries . Retur n jun k mai l t o th e sender . Writ e t o th e Direc t Mai l Advertisin g Assoc. , 23 0 Par k Ave. , N;Y. , N.Y . 10017 , an d hav e you r nam e place d o n th e "drop-out " list , whic h i s cir culate d t o seller s o f direc t (junk ) mai l lists . •Plastic : Non-biodegradable . Don't buy. Reus e wha t yo u have—cottag e chees e con tainers , brea d an d vegetabl e bags , baggies , etc . Us e clot h diaper s instea d o f plasti c disposables . •Aluminum : Cans , foi l an d packaging . Bu y an d us e a s littl e a s possible . Sav e an d flatten can s for recycling . Never thro w aluminu m away . Non-aluminu m can s shoul d b e save d separatel y fo r recycling . •A n empt y garbag e ca n i s a sig n o f soun d ecologica l living . FOO D I n today' s mas s produced , manufacture d foods , man y chemical s ar e adde d t o augmen t flavor , appearanc e an d shel f life . Refinin g an d processin g o f food s ofte n remove s nutrient s an d require s th e additio n o f vitamin s an d mor e chemicals . Pesticide s an d heav y metal s (mer cury , lead ) accumulat e i n anima l flesh , milk , fis h an d i n man y o f th e food s w e ar e expecte d t o eat . •B e cautiou s o f food s wit h additive s Rea d label s carefully . Lear n mor e abou t nutrition . •Avoi d prepare d food s (T.V . Dinners , Metrecal , etc.) . Avoi d froze n an d canne d foods . •Grow , make , bake , bre w wha t yo u can . •Bu y organicall y grow n foods—patroniz e natura l foodstores . •Experimen t wit h a les s carniverou s diet — tr y vegetabl e protein s lik e nuts , whol e grain s an d beans . •Utiliz e leftover s promptl y i n casseroles , soups , salads—mor e creativity , les s waste . •Trea t yoursel f t o home-baked , whol e grai n breads , homemad e jam , fres h garde n salads . •Ea t wel l t o liv e well . Yo u ar e wha t yo u eat ! I i Whe n th e Communit y Poo l opene d o n Novembe r 16 , th e excitemen t i n th e kid' s face s wa s enoug h t o mak e al l o f th e effor t wort h while . Thi s event , however \ .dld,,;not;;-i;tfeni£y . th e en d o f a.singl e communit y project , bu t wa s merel y th e first , ste p i n achievin g a community' s drea m a tota l communit y cente r fo r th e peopl e o f Ke y West . Th e Communit y Pool , buil t i n 1958 , ha d neve r bee n opene d o n a fully-staffe d basis . Severa l time s i t wa s opene d wit h n o plan s fo r futur e operation , n o life guards , n o on e t o maintai n th e filte r system . Representative s o f th e communit y wer e periodicall y requestin g tha t th e poo l b e repaire d an d re-opened , bu t thei r effort s wer e generall y ignore d b y th e Cit y an d Count y Commissioners . O h Labo r Da y o f 1971 , th e Poo l an d .Cultura l Associatio n (PACA ) raised,th e mone y t o repai r th e filte r syste m an d fi x th e pool . Volunteer s fro m th e Nav y worke d o n th e filte r syste m an d communit y peopl e cleane d u p an d painte d th e poo l itself . However , a s a resul t o f rus t i n th e wate r pipes , imprope r chlorination , breakdown s i n th e filte r system , th e poo l close d dow n agai n afte r a fe w day s o f operation . In . th e Sprin g o f thi s year , anothe r attemp t wa s begu n b y PAC A t o re-ope n th e pool , PAC A member s decide d tha t th e firs t ste p i n gettin g an y actio n toward s th e poo l openin g wa s t o convinc e th e Cit y • Commissio n tha t th e peopl e o f th e communit y wante d th e poo l opened . A petitio n wa s designe d fo r thi s purpose . i Severa l hig h schoo l student s can vasse d th e communit y dpor-to-doo r afte r schoo l fo r a wee k an d obtaine d ove r 50 0 signature s askin g tha t th e poo l b e re opened . Thi s petitio n wa s the n presente d t o th e Cit y Commissio n b y Mr . Roosevel t Sands , Jr . who sai d t o th e commissioner s (a s bes t I ca n remember) : •"A s yo u se e m e standin g here , I wan t yo u t o pictur e 50 0 other s standin g besid e me. " Withi n a fe w days , th e Mayo r wa s : meetin g wit h PAC A memb'er s t o begi n plannin g fo r th e repai r o f th e pool . Th e cit y appropriate d $16,00 0 fo r th e repair , and.mos t importantly , th e continuin g maintenanc e o f th e pool . I n addition , th e Count y Commissio n pu t u p $12,20 0 t o pa y salarie s o f life guard s an d a nigh t watchma n fo r on e year . Thi s wa s th e firs t tim e tha t continuin g .maintenanc e wa s planne d fo r fee pool , an d th e firs t tim e a pai d staf f wa s eve r hired . Th e openin g o f th e pool , an d th e event s leadin g t o th e opening , wer e significan t fo r a numbe r o f reasons . First , th e petitio n wa s probabl y on e o f th e infrequen t times~i n Ke y Wes t histor y tha t 50 0 peopl e ha d show n a unite d fron t o n an y issue . , ~ ~ The . effort s o f communit y peopl e ar e t o b e commended , particularl y thos e o f th e student s wh o worke d s o har d o n th e petition . Th e Cit y an d Count y commissioner s ar e t o b e commende d also , a s thi s wa s th e firs t tim e tha t loca l government s ha d mad e a concentrate d effor t t o respon d t o th e wishe s o f th e Blac k community . Th e mos t importan t aspec t o f th e poo l opening , however , i s no t i n th e past , bu t i n th e future . Th e cooperatio n o f th e loca l government s an d th e communit y peopl e ha s lai d a groun d wor k fo r a ne w er a i n race-relation s i n Ke y West . Thi s spiri t ca n b e maintaine d by v continuin g th e nex t step , whic h i s th e developmen t o f th e entir e communit y cente r o f whic h th e openin g o f th e poo l wa s bu t th e firs t step . A concentrate d effor t b y th e communit y people , wit h th e cooperatio n o f th e cit y an d county , ca n lea d t o th e developmen t o f a tru e communit y cente r tha t ca n respon d t o th e heed s o f th e communit y residents . Ther e ar e limitles s possibilitie s fo r th e Communit y Center . Som e o f thos e planne d ar e a healt h clinic , fre e schoo l an d readin g room . Bu t i f an y o f thes e project s ar e t o succeed , ther e wil l nee d t o b e a concentrate d communit y effor t t o mak e the m a reality . Onl y the n ca n th e drea m b e realized ; t o mak e th e Communit y Cente r "th e fines t B y Lonni e Miku l ?7z e pool is but part of the whole "onaept of a Key West community center.

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COMMO N SENS E B y Gi l Ryde r ;BEWAR E O P FALS E PROFIT S Resident s o f th e Florid a Key s shoul d b e extremel y gratefu l tha t w e hav e s o fa r bee n spare d th e unbearabl e horror s o f pollutio n no w besettin g s o muc h o f ou r country . W e d o hav e som e pollution . Ou r sewe r system s ar e Inadequat e fo r ou r needs , an d certainl y th e Cit y Electri c Syste m o n occasio n make s th e ai r un breathabl e ove r a goo d par t o f Ke y West . Thes e unfortunat e condition s ar e correct abl e and , hopefully , wil l b e correcte d i n th e Immediat e future . However , i f w e d o not , eac h o f us , separatel y an d together , mak e ou r voice s heard , w e wil l ver y shortl y b e suffo catin g I n filth . Tha t I s no t th e prophec y o f a fortun e telle r gazin g int o a crysta l ball . I t I s a ver y logica l conclusio n t o reac h I f w e simpl y loo k th e fact s i n th e face . Le t u s accep t th e fac t tha t a grea t man y peopl e livin g no w i n pollute d area s ar e acquainte d wit h th e relativel y pur e ai r an d wate r o f th e Key s and , further , tha t a percentag e o f the m wil l ultimatel y tak e u p residenc e i n th e Keys . Th e popu latio n wil l mor e tha n doubl e i n a fe w shor t years . Wha t happen s t o th e mes s v/he n a hundre d thousan d peopl e ar e flushin g toilet s fiv e time s a day ? Wha t happen s t o hal f a millio n gallon s o f huma n wast e ever y day ? Wher e wil l i t go ? I t wil l g c wher e yo u swi m an d fish ! Ho w muc h garbag e wil l b e create d b y 100,00 0 people ? Probabl y 50 0 ton s a wee k an d n o plac e t o g o wit h It . whethe r w e lik e I t o r not , Incinerator s mus t com e int o th e picture , an d It' s a n ugl y pictur e Indeed , wit h man y smok e stack s belchin g acrid , stinkin g smok e da j an d night . Wher e wil l al l th e neede d electri c powe r com e from ? Fro m mor e powe r plants ; meanin g mor e smok e stacks , mor e "BunkerC " oi l bein g burned , belchin g ou t a sulphurou s smo g t o scorc h th e lungs . Remembe r eac h Ke y i s small . Ther e i s n o possibilit y o f stickin g thes e nast y necessitie s i n th e low-incom e neighborhoods , a s som e woul d hav e It , an d forgettin g them . We'l l b e muc h awar e o f the m i n al l neigh borhoods , a s th e Ke y Wes t resident s ar e al l awar e o f th e C.E.S . stink . Jus t Imagin e havin g anothe r 25,00 0 automobile s I n th e Keys ! _ • • Wha t ca n w e d o t o minimiz e th e horror s tha t confron t us ? No t muc h Jus t tal k an d writ e an d ge t you r friend s t o d o th e same . Tal k t o anyon e wh o wil l liste n abou t th e comin g pollution . Writ e t o you r representative s I n Tallahasse e an d I n Washingto n D.C. . Tel l the m ho w yo u fee l no t jus t onc e writ e a t leas t on e lette r a mont h t o a n electe d representa tive . Busines s organization s als o se e a ; larg e populatio n onl y a s a sourc e o f mor e dollar s i n th e til l an d ar e con venientl y blin d t o th e myria d messe s cause d b y a n increas e i n populatio n •, withou t adequat e preparation . "Wha t profi t a ma n wh o gain s th e eart h an d lose s hi s soul? " Le t al l reasonin g person s o f goo d wil l argu e loudl y an d continuall y fo r a ' moratoriu m o n buildin g unti l al l sanitar y necessitie s ar e completed . N o famil y woul d mov e Int o a hous e withou t a workin g toilet . Why , then , b e willin g t o liv e i n a n are a withou t prope r sewe r an d garbag e disposal . Wh y must w e continuall y fou l ou r ow n nest ? W e accep t th e unacceptabl e onl y becaus e w e hav e bee n conditione d t o i t b y th e greedy , money-ma d developers , Inter este d onl y i n quick , easy , Immens e profits , wh o car e no t a whi t fo r th e havo c the y ar e creating . S o bewar e o_ f fals e profit s • A s a n Individual , yo u can' t d o muc h but d o i t now ! — — • •'-'»: , r i. , J * FT . TAYLO R AN D THA T 3 8 ACRE S WRIT E T O TH E PAPERS . Don' t expec t leadershi p I n thi s matte r fro m news papers . A newspaper , a s an y othe r business , mus t b e practical . A larg e par t o f a newspaper' s incom e i s derive d fro m th e advertisin g o f larg e rea l estate developers , s o w e can' t reall y expec t the m t o bea t th e drum s fo r adequat e sewate , wate r supply , o r garbag e dis posal . Th e Implementatio n o f suc h de mand s woul d obviousl y hol d u p construct ion , curtailin g no t onl y th e housin g developers ' profit , bu t als o rea l estat e advertisin g profi t o f the..newspapers . W e kno w tha t thes e ar e fals e profits , wit h ultimatel y mor e los t tha n gained , bu t thos e wh o ar e motivate d solel y b y th e ques t fo r immediat e gai n hav e n o interes t I n ultimat e goo d o r evil . Don' t expec t leadershi p fro m loca l politicians , Th e basi c politica l eg o crie s alway s fo r bigge r an d bigge r constituencies. • Tb e mor e peonl e h e Not to o lon g ago , th e newspaper s servin g thi s are a carrie d a n ite m cernin g th e Navy' s releas e o f 3 8 acres . Thi s 3 8 acre s ha d o n it , amon g othe r things , a n ancien t structur e know n a s Por t Taylor . Late r item s i n th e news paper s refe r onl y t o th e preservatio n o f For t Taylor . Al l mentio n o f th e surroundin g 3 8 acre s I s omitted . I s I t an y wonde r tha t som e o f ou r loca l citizen s ar e beginnin g t o questio n i f th e emphasi s o n th e historicit y o f thi s structur e i s no t a rathe r rip e re d herrin g bein g use d t o kee p the m fro m noticin g what.ma y happe n t o th e 3 8 acres ? Le t u s paint a no t to o prett y pictur e o f wha t coul d happen . I t woul d b e a relativel y simpl e matte r fo r a gian t rea l estat e develope r t o convinc e ou r cit y an d count y official s tha t th e bes t possibl e us e o f thi s 3 8 acre s woul d b e t o fil l i t wit h condominiums , high-ris e apartments , motels , ga s stations , shoppin g center s an d othe r busines s buildings . The y coul d easil y sho w tha t thes e building s woul d brin g profi t t o thei r owner s an d taxe s t o th e cit y an d county . Th e professiona l expert , speaker s fo r th e gian t developmen t compan y coul d Jus t a s easil y convinc e ou r loca l busines s peopl e tha t al l th e ne w resi dent s occupyin g th e ne w apartments , o r dwelling s o f whateve r type , woul d b e person s o f abov e averag e incom e wh o woul d surel y b e fre e spendin g customer s i n th e loca l stores , ergo , th e storekeeper s wil l al l becom e rich . S o far , thi s i s no t to o ba d a picture . Th e los s o f th e 3 8 acre s t o th e genera l publi c an d acces s t o wha t might hav e bee n th e onl y publi c beac h i n Ke y Wes t tha t provide d a wa y t o swimming-dept h wate r ove r a ~san d botto m rathe r tha n foot tearin g coral , migh t b e a smal l pric e t o pa y t o insur e economi c stabilit y t o th e cit y an d county , an d assure d prosperit y t o ou r storekeepers , No w let' s loo k a t th e othe r sid e o f th e coin : Th e exper t speaker s fo r th e develope r wil l not mentio n th e fac t tha t th e cos t o f providin g adequat e sanitar y sewag e disposal , electri c power , stor m drainage , garbag e disposa l (wher e i s i t going?) , polic e protection , fir e pro tection , an d othe r les s noticeabl e services , ma y fa r outru n th e incom e fro m th e ne w taxes . Th e exper t speaker s fo r th e developer s wil l no t poin t out t o th e loca l busines s ma n tha t the fre e spendin g affluen t . societ y movin g Int o thehig h price d tha t will , o f course , b e a par t o f th e project , an d tha t a goo d man y o f th e loca l storekeepers ' customer s i n th e ol d section s o f th e cit y wil l no w deser t him , unabl e t o resis t th e lur e o f th e '.* moder n newcomers , an d ou r friendl y neighborhoo d storekeepe r wil l shortl y joi n th e electri c stree t ca r an d other : love d ghost s o f th e past . Man y woul d questio n th e reliabilit y o f thi s unpleasan t prognosi s o n th e sur e groun d tha t n o statistic s hav e bee n quoted , n o i' s dotte d an d n o t' s crossed . Le t thos e wh o woul d questio n visi t th e communitie s tha t hav e i n th e las t 2 5 year s ruine d thei r environmen t i n th e hol y caus e o f economi c progress , an d se e fo r themselve s th e smog , th e pollution , th e crim e i n th e streets . Le t the m spen d som e tim e i n Californi a an d tal k t o th e outrage d citizen s wh o hav e jus t now , November J , 1972 , vote d fo r drasti c measure s t o sav e thei r las t 25 0 mile s o f unpollute d oceanfron t ope n t o th e public . To o man y peopl e hav e bee n to o lon g impresse d b y th e rapi d number-spoutin g jargo n o f th e statistica l nitpicker , wh o alway s ha s high-soundin g technica l phrase s t o prove , tha t ou r pseud o progres s wil l brin g nothin g bu t goo d an d wip e ou t al l evil . Fo r Instance , th e statistica l typ e a d fo r automobiles , usin g technica l phraseolog y an d number s suc h a s 30 0 H P o r 40 0 HP , weigh t of-ca r 1)000 + lbs. , etc. , lead s man y ca r buyer s to.believ e (as k them ) tha t yo u ca n onl y b e saf e i n big , heavy , hig h speed-cars . Th e buye r o f th e big , heavy , hig h spee d ca r I s no t told , r no r doe s h e realize , tha t mos t peopl e bu y big , heavy , hig h spee d cars , an d tha t th e theoretica l safet y facto r i s no w cancele d out . Neithe r I s h e tol d tha t a larg e numbe r o f hig h spee d ca r owner s (including , possibly , himself ) wil l driv e no w a t speed s beyon d thei r abilit y and/o r th e existin g conditions . S o a theoretica l safet y factor.ha s no w becom e a hazar d t o th e exten t tha t w e ar e no w killin g 1,00 0 peopl e a wee k wit h car s tha t ar e reall y designe d an d sol d fo r th e expres s purpos e o f enhancin g "Economi c Progress. " Wha t ha s thi s t o d o wit h th e subjec t a t hand ? Jus t this : I t show s tha t th e thing s th e publi c i s no t tol d ar e ofte n mor e importan t tha n th e thing s the y ar e told . • W e shoul d certainl y i n thi s da y an d ag e hav e combe d th e ha y ou t o f ou r hai r an d learne d t o regar d th e charming , slic k talking , gol d bric k salesma n wit h a modicu m o f doubt . W e shouldn' t b e afrai d t o bit e a coi n t o se e i f it' s real . An d w e shouldn' t b e afrai d t o questio n ou r politician s abou t th e thing s the y di d no t mention . Wha t abou t tha t 3 8 acres ? W e nee d ; tha t 3 8 acre s a s par k lan d givin g publi c acces s t o th e beach . W e don' t nee d mor e buildings , mor e smokestacks , mor e pollu tion , mor e crime . B y al l means , let' s holle r befor e " we'r e hurt . Let' s no t wai t unti l we'r e face d wit h 3 8 acre s o f buildings . Let' s b e guide d b y wha t w e ca n see , hear , feel , smel l an d taste . Let' s g o visi t th e pollute d an d smog-ridde n areas . Let' s tal k t o th e peopl e ther e an d observ e fo r ourselve s th e obviou s cause s o f th e environmenta l disaster . Don' t liste n t o th e optimist , liste n instea d toth e pessimisti c cynica l dreame r o f nightmares . W e cannot , en clos e ourselve s wit h skyscraper s an d fil l ou r street s wit h bumpe r t o bumpe r auto mobile s withou t payin g a tragi c price . A lon g tim e ago , Baro n Collie r said , "Ther e i s n o suc h thin g a s a fre e lunch. " It' s stil l true , an d I t applie s t o so-calle d "progress " a s wel l a s t o lunch . Some ' one' s goin g t o pa y th e har d wa y an d tha t someone"i s you . Wha t ha s this v t p d o wit h th e 3 8 acres ? Everything . ; Ou r electe d official s don' t mentio n th e 3 8 acre s anymor e an d neithe r b e the y jus t haven' t though t o f i t recentl y bu t the n again , mayb e the y have . f — Let' s as k questions . Let' s tal k I t up . I f we'r e wrong , w e ca n alway s s s -apologize . Anothe r recen t ite m I n th e newspape r concern s th e Ke y Wes t Airpor t an d tenta tiv e feeler s bein g pu t ou t t o combin e th e civilia n airpor t facilitie s o f Ke y Wes t wit h th e militar y a t Boc a Chica . Thi s ma y b e a ver y goo d idea . Boc a Chic a migh t tak e muc h bigge r passenge r plane s an d mak e i t possibl e fo r ou r visitor s fro m fa r awa y place s t o arriv e i n Ke y Wes t are a withou t th e nuisanc e o f changin g plane s a t Miam i a grea t con venienc e tha t migh t brin g mor e money spendin g visitor s t o Ke y West . A ver y importan t adde d facto r woul d b e th e eliminatio n o f muc h ai r trave l ove r ou r islan d whic h woul d reduc e th e eve r presen t possibilit y o f a fier y cras h i n a residentia l are a o r occupie d schoo l yard . Bu t nothin g i s completel y good , s o let' s as k som e question s anyway . Wha t wil l happe n t o th e ai r commute r servic e an d its ' employees ? Wha t happen s t o th e variou s peopl e no w employed , o r doing, , business , a t th e Ke y Wes t Airport ? Fo r wha t purpos e wil l th e lan d no w occupie d b y th e airpor t b e used ? Ho w muc h mor e pollutio n wil l th e ne w us e o f th e lan d cause ? Ou r variou s electe d official s ma y wel l fee l tha t thes e question s ar e impertin ent , bu t I t I s hig h tim e tha t w e stoppe d worryin g abou t a n individual' s feeling s an d starte d worryin g abou t th e destruct io n o f ou r environmen t befor e i t happens . Le t u s al l tr y har d t o realiz e tha t an y questio n concernin g th e environmen t aske d b y an y citizen , a t an y time , i s pertinen t an d tha t i t i s ver y Importan t fo r th e citizen s t o questio n an d criti ciz e thei r officials . Le t u s hop e tha t mor e an d mor e citizen s wil l question ' an d criticiz e i n orde r t o aler t ou r govern men t t o th e fac t tha t the y wer e electe d t o serv e th e bes t Interest s o f al l th e people . I f w e d o this , perhap s w e ca n leav e a smal l par t o f th e worl d tha t wil l stil l b e wort h livin g I n t o ou r grandchildren . Variou s official s cam e t o Ke y Wes t t o confe r wit h th e leader s o f th e communit y i n orde r t o fin d way s an d mean s t o save , u s fro m a n economi c slum p whe n th e Navy , o r a goo d par t o f it , leave s th e area . I attende d th e meetin g betwee n th e Federa l peopl e an d ou r loca l leaders , • an d serve d i n on e o f th e "Workshops, " Ou r loca l "leaders, " b y an d large , wer e conspicuou s b y thei r absence . I di d se e Mr . Gambl e (Cit y Commissioner ) anlMr . Brow n (Count y Sheriff ) I n atten danc e al l throug h th e da y an d a half . I als o sa w Mr . Parke r (Count y Commissioner ) fo r par t o f th e firs t day . Ther e ma y hav e bee n othe r official s ther e ( I hop e ther e were ) bu t ther e couldn' t hav e bee n ' many . ' Th e busines s communit y wa s ver y poorl y represente d also . I n th e "Wrap-up, " whe n th e variou s official s wer e addressin g th e assemblage , I ha d th e oddes t feelin g tha t •the y mus t hav e bee n somewha t embarrasse d becaus e the y surel y realize d tha t thei r remark s wer e bein g largel y addresse d t o themselves ; the y obviously'outnumbere d th e Ke y Westers . . It' s nic e t o kno w tha t th e Federa l Governmen t i s intereste d I n u s ari d willin g t o help , bu t i t doe s brin g u p som e Inter estin g questions . Wher e ar e th e followers ? Man y woul d accep t th e titl e o f "Leader, " bu t fe w woul d admi t t o bein g followers , an d w e can' t hav e on e withou t th e other . Ar e ou r electe d official s leaders , o r • ar e the y simpl y peopl e w e hav e hire d b y mean s o f th e ballo t t o perfor m task s an d assum e obligation s a s specifie d i n th e Cit y Charter ? Ar e ou r busines s peopl e ou r leader s o r ar e the y simpl y storekeeper s fro m who m w e purchas e variou s good s an d services ? Since 1 thes e question s ar e no t easil y answered , let' s tabl e the m an d as k a fe w more . Ho w muc h o f th e Nav y wil l b e gon e fro m th e are a b y Januar y 1975 ? Ho w man y permanen t resident s (conser vativ e estimate ) wil l Ke y Wes t hav e i n Januar y 1975 ? Ho w man y winte r resident s doe s Ke y Wes t Have ? Ho w man y tourist s (vacationers ) ca n b e depende d upo n eac h year ? D o w e wan t t o attrac t industr y t o th e are a o r d o w e want t o attrac t mor e tourists , winte r resident s an d retirees ? Ca n w e hav e tourists , winte r resident s an d retiree s an d industry , o r woul d on e discourag e th e other ? Wha t choic e i n thi s are a woul d giv e th e greates t benefit t o th e most people ? Wha t change s mus t b e mad e i n Ke y Wes t t o attrac t mor e winte r residents , mor e retiree s an d mor e tourists ? Wha t mus t w e d o t o kee p th e averag e visito r her e a t leas t te n days ? When , an d If , w e hav e approximat e answer s t o thes e questions , th e answer s wil l lea d t o stil l mor e questions^. , W e wil l kno w ho w man y permanen t an d part , . tim e resident s an d ho w man y tourist s ca n I b e depende d upo n eac h year , an d fro m Vthes e figure s w e shoul d b e abl e t o ge t dow n t o th e rea l nitt y gritty , realisti c questions . Ho w man y automobil e agencies , jewelr y stores , supermarkets , dru g stores , rest aurants , bars , movies , dirt y movies , boo k stores , pe t shops , barbers , beaut y shops , bowlin g alleys , rea l estat e agencies , ga s station s an d othe r businesse s wil l thi s know n populatio n b e abl e t o support ? W e don' t hav e th e answe r t o thi s question , but'w e coul d speculat e o n it . Shoul d w e tr y t o attrac t industry ? Probabl y now . Industr y vroul d ten d t o kee p tourist s awa y an d woul d graduall y ru n of f th e winte r resident s an d retir ees . Industrie s hav e a tendenc y t o los e contract s o r markets , forcin g the m t o la y of f employees . Whe n unemploymen t i n a n are a goe s up , busines s goe s down . A n industria l tow n ha s a yo-y o econom y to o man y up s an d downs . Ho w abou t tourists ? Great . Bu t w e mus t decid e wha t typ e tourist s w e wan t aa' d the n b e sur e w e ca n kee p the m inter este d fo r a t leas t te n day s eac h visit . Also , w e must encourag e mor e Ke y Wes t resident s t o ope n smal l family-type , touris t oriente d businesses . Afte r all , w e can' t al l b e maid s an d waiters . Ho w d o w e kee p tourist s her e mor e tha n te n days ? B y bein g pleasantl y differen t fro m an y othe r plac e i n America. W e mus t mak e sur e tha t w e kee p fre e o f smo g an d wate r pollution . (Tak e not e CES. ) . ; W e nee d publi c bathin g beaches , no t jus t a stri p o f san d alon g th e ocean , but beache s tha t continu e a san d botto m ou t t o swimmin g dept h o f water . I f necessary , th e cit y must bu y u p al l th e oceanfron t rea l estat e wes t o f Simonto n Street , remov e th e building s an d creat e a publi c bathitig " beach . Fro m Simonto n unfortunatel y th e beache s hav e al l bee n covere d wit h buildings . ,Woul d w e hav e th e courag e t o ba n al l privat e vehicle s wit h interna l combustio n engine s fro m Ke y West ? Ho w abou t a n electri c stree t railwa y syste m wit h gail y painte d cars ? En courag e th e us e o f bicycle s an d electri c automobiles . Encourag e taxica b owner s t o pain t thei r cab s i n bright , gay , vaca tionlan d colors . Wh y no t clos e Duva l Stree t fro m Angel a t o Eato n an d mak e th e are a a pedestria n mall ? Hav e th e busines s peopl e o f tha t are a ge t i n th e spiri t an d us e gail y stripe d awning s plan t pal m tree s i n th e middl e o f th e stree t pu t ou t chairs , ' table s an d beac h umbrellas . Let' s admi t tha t Duva l Stree t sout h o f (Eato n look s prett y tired , i f no t down righ t crummy , an d d o somethin g abou t it ? Mallor y Squar e are a look s great . Wh y no t hav e Duva l Stree t loo k grea t fro m ocea n t o gulf ? Encourag e ou r honkyton k saloo n operator s t o tea r thei r joint s dow n an d erec t luxuriou s tropica l lounge s wit h outdoo r pati o boozin g facilities . Wh y no t attrac t peopl e wit h money , an d mak e I t s o attractiv e they'l l sta y longe r an d spen d more . A thin g o f beaut y I s a Jo y forever . Let' s hav e th e tourist s com e bac k the, nex t yea r an d brin g friend s wit h money . Don' t advertis e economy . Advertis e "Ke y Wes t fo r a littl e mor e yo u g o Firs t Class " an d mak e sur e i t I s firs t class ! Let' s ge t mor e retire d folk s to ~ settl e here . Thei r mone y come s fro m somewher e els e an d i s spen t here . W e don' t nee d extr a jai l spac e fo r the m an d the y sen d n o childre n t o school . Th e onl y emergenc y servic e the y nee d i s medical , an d thi s the y pa y for . Retire d folk s hav e visitor s an d th e visitor s spen d mone y here . I Mor e winte r residents . Lik e th e ;retired , the y cos t u s nothin g an d the y spen d money . W e nee d visio n an d th e courag e t o , implemen t th e vision . D o w e dar e t o b e different ? D o w e dar e t o discourag e th e us e o f interna l combustio n privat e autos ? Wouldn' t i t b e grea t i f tourist s kne w tha t the y coul d leav e their.car s i n Homestea d o r Florid a City , trave l t o Ke y Wes t b y monorail , the n b e abl e t o ren t littl e electri c auto s o r bicycle s t o ge t around , o r us e taxi s o r othe r adequate , an d attractive , publi c transportation ? Let' s kee p i n min d tha t tourist s d o no t wan t t o se e factories , skyscrapers , slum s , _ heav x traffic , pollution , o r Tdir t o f an y kin d the y hav e al l tha t at ihome . The y wan t clea n air , clea n water , !beautifu l palm-fringe d beache s (withou t rock s unde r wate r t o brea k a le g on'.) . W e d o hav e excellen t fishin g facili ties , comfortabl e motels , appetizin g an d • exoti c restaurants . Bu t th e thin g w e nee d t o hol d th e touris t her e is-missing ; w e d o no t hav e goo d swimmin g beache s 1 Chec k wit h th e Stat e Par k Departmen t a t Bahi a Hond a an d fin d ou t wha t th e rea l touris t attractio n is ! Kee p i n min d tha t w e hav e a bette r climat e tha n Miam i Beac h o r Bermuda . Al l w e nee d no w i s gumption , an d th e touris t trad e alon e wil l mor e tha n mak e u p fo r « : th e los s o f th e Navy . ' ; I n goo d time s o r ba d w e ca n kee p Ke y Wes t packe d wit h tourists , bu t firs t w e mus t wan t them . The n w e must forg e ahea d an d mak e ou r islan d a storyboo k attract ion . I t ca n b e don e i n suc h a wa y tha t everyon e woul d 'profi t / includin g th e tourists ! " . I f th e tourist s leav e Ke y Wes t wit h happ y memories , they'l l no t regre t th e mone y they'v e spent , they'l l b e gratefu l fo r a relaxed , carefre e time . Thei r Improve d sens e o f wellbein g wil l b e a definit e profi t j , an d the y wil l retur n fo r

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BROOKWOO D JOHNSO N REPORT S Ke y Wes t Curren t Event s (Sho w an d Tel l Time ) Th e winte r seaso n i s fallin g i n o n u s an d Ke y Wes t i s awakenin g fro m it s annua l Octobe r na p t o fin d a lo t o f activit y i n th e air . Currently , Warne r Brothers ' ±f filmin g a featur e lengt h T V pilo t fil m entitle d "Ke y West. " Thi s fil m i s no t t o b e confuse d wit h anothe r fil m bein g produce s i n Islainorad a entitle d "Islamorada " no r wit h th e documentar y i n productio n i n Maratho n calle d "Marathon. " Th e plo t o f "Ke y West " wil l cente r o n tw o me n wh o retir e fro m governmen t servic e i n orde r t o continu e thei r laz y way s i n thei r nativ e Cay o Hueso . A t th e tim e thi s goe s t o pres s ther e were , fo r som e unexplaine d reason , eleve n Ke y Wes t resident s wh o wer e no t goin g t o appea r i n th e extravaganza , bu t th e producer s hav e hope s o f includin F th e name s o f ever y singl e Ke y West , residen t i n th e openin g credits . Amon g thos e stil l ''waiting " ar e Willi e th e Weeper , th e familia r creatur e wh o walk s th e street s o f th e tow n waitin g fo r hi s onc e whit e shir t t o dissolve , an d Mr . Michae l LaRocqu e wh o claim s th e publicit y migh t 'someho w interfer e wit h hi s privat e life . Another , holdou t ha s bee n th e Monro e Count y Sheriff , Rober t L . Brown . Sherif f Brow n correctl y point s ou t tha t la w enforcemen t i s a seriou s busines s an d th e inconvenience s an d frivolitie s o f televisio n productio n d o no t mi x wel l wit h lega l professionalism . I t ha s bee n rumore d tha t th e Sherif f als o tend s t o b e somewha t sh y i n publi c situations . Th e budge t fo r th e productio n ha s bee n estimate d a t wel l ove r 3/k millio n dollars , mos t o f whic h wil l b e spen t o n fil m equipment , salaries , helicopte r rental s an d breakfast s a t Shorty's . I n orde r t o streamlin e thei r operatio n Varne r Brother s ha s alread y purchase d Southeas t Airlines , AAT" , 1J0 0 bicycles , Louie' s Backyar d an d th e Ke y Wes t Aquarium . Whe n aske d abou t th e aquariu m purchas e Mr . Phi l Abramso n o f W E simpl y hinte d tha t 2 jewfis h woul d provid e lunc h fo r a lot : o f peopl e i n thos e crow d • scenes . Som e o f th e initia l filmin g ha s take n plac e a t a privat e hom e o n Finde r Lan e i n Ol d Ke y West . Thes e session s ha d t o b e discontinue d whe n i t wa s discovere d tha t the ' weight y equipment , truck s ha s cause d Willia m Stree t t o sin k H inches . Th e ide a o f proppin g u p th e stree t wit h th e seemingl y useles s Cit y Electri c smokestack s i s currentl y unde r considera tion . • ••'.... . Th e ide a me n behin d "Ke y West " have , i n a fe w shor t weeks , show n a remarkabl e leve l o f perceptio n whe n i t come s t o • visuall y projectin g th e loca l manner s an d atmosphere . Th e simpl e spo t scene s o f a mothe r an d chil d ridin g o n a bike , th e owne r o f Slopp y Joe' s countin g hi s money , o r th e commonplac e (t o u s locals ) sigh t o f a Porsch e sport s ca r tumblin g of f th e Seve n Mil e Bridg e al l fi t • wonderfull y int o th e tropica l lif e w e kno w and.love . On e o f th e mos t remarkabl e fact s associate d wit h th e filmin g grou p i s tha t th e Musica l Director , a forme r Nashville-base d folk.'singer'"no w livin g in , th e Keys , speak s Spanis h an d Frenc h •as'wel l a s hi s nativ e English . A s luc k woul d hav e it , hi s nam e i s bein g with hel d pendin g notificatio n o f nex t o f kin . Al l i n al l i t look s lik e a bi g sho t i n th e ar m fo r th e Ke y Wes t econom y an d image . Wit h th e possibilit y o f thi s pilo t fil m leadin g t o a weekl y T V serie s ther e remain s th e hop e tha t al l o f ou r relative s an d friend s u p nort h wil l reall y thin k tha t we'r e havin g fu n o n t'Hi s -godforsaken,en d o f th e earth , hun k o f mar l a t th e en d ,o f U.S.I . Thre e cheer s fo r Hollywood , which.i s i n California . Rrookwoo d Johnsto n curren t an d groov y b y Bil l Hucke l Photo s b y Kashki n an d Hucke l Palm extended LOSERS LAMENT We gave not an inch to shame or deceit. We fought the good fight and went down in defeat. We had heads of long hair and some that were bare And even a few riost obviously square. We telephoned gladly and cheeked off lists madly And followed the rules handed down. We worked for high goals and watched at the polls. And didn't even carry the town! A McGovern Worker Simonto n a t Truma n A familiar sight to many Key Westers is Arthur Pretto who is pictured above sitting on the wall across from St. Paul's Church. Arthur, here seen talking to two young friends, Darren Guttman and Michael Webster/ is a man very knowledgible about Key West and the rest of the world and almost every afternoon he holds court at the wall.' mm* A TC/RAftfOMl IT'S CLEOPATR A HELE N O F TRO Y , BAROOT , A ) Q C^U T (f T S TH E EXCITIN G YOU)/ ) do come true, / .. . . WHIT E MUSl£.0< " /r?a a& Foryocc //? A&K West be/ opposHQ. g 9/3O 5:3Q everydo q oxaep f Soocfa y The Red Doors Inn is seeing better d.ays. Not only is the inside being fixed up and the outside being painted, but also some hug'e beautiful palm trees have been planted out in front. For those who enjoy eating outside, there is a treat in store for them. The new Ranaho Luna Restaurant on the corner of Packer and Truman Streets has a large outside terrace, for dining or .drinking. The above, whiah looks like a tropiaal garden in Pago Pago, is the home of the Juicery, created by Saott and Chera Lutz, In these groovy surroundings, Juices are sold daily (fresh juices) and on Sunday and Monday nights super food is sold and free music is heard. , A pleasant addition to the Key West scene is this new fruit and vegetable stand on Whitehead Street across from the Hemingway house. It is called Julian's and it sits under some lovely treesThe building above used to be an unattractive gas station. Then Jesse Dalton, a man who had restored a house previously on Whitehead and United Streets, got inspired and changed it. to the attractive building it is today. It is on William Street at the corner o f Eaton . . .-•.•...:-• • . , •

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solare s hil l decembe r 1972 " 1 1 •PIRATE S ALLEY HANDMAD E CLOTHIN G & ACCESSORIE S The pen and ink drawing (up) is of the famous Bahama House before its restoration. The artist is Ann Dufresne, The pencil sketch of Martin Luther King (left) is by artist Gregory Myriak. RU M BETWEE N POOLTA8L 1 OPE N 9AMT&4A M ST . Did the German artist, Heinric h Kley , know about the C.E.S. smoke stacks?. O Z o « U i O 0 0 O 7 9 SWIFT' S Camer a an d Stere o . 0HB4 Y A 423DuvalS t Ph . 296-857 6 W e servic e wha t w e sei l JSL an DISTINCTIV E GIFT S FRO M SOUT H AND-NORT H AMERIC A ALPACA , SILK , LEATHER , WOO L COPPER , BRAS S AN D WOO D ESKIM O SOAPSTON E . SCULPTUR E HANDCRAFTE D STERLIN G JEWELR Y 43 0 Green e Stree t * *£~ * / &«^/ ^ Theatr e 7 Theatr e 9 Th e Sa n Carlo s i s goin g t o operat e a s a TWI N THEATR E startin g Wednesday , Decembe r 20 . W e wil l featur e tw o differem t firs t run'features . Eac h wil l charg e separat e admissions . Eac h wil l cate r t o I differen t culture s an d tastes . Eac h Jwil l b e a responsibl e theatr e tha t I respond s t o th e chargin g cultura l demand s o n it . . Theatr e 7 Theatr e 9 ar e tw o way s th e Sa n Carlo s i s imaginativel y seekin g t o represen t mor e kind s o f peopl e mor e way s a s a TWI N THEATRE , a s a concer t hall , o r eve n a playhouse . Ho w ca n w e d o this ? W e didn' t want t o divid e ou r scree n (larges t i n Ke y West) ; w e create d in stea d Theatr e 7 and,Theatr e 9 . An d wit h i t a polic y o f tryin g t o "sho w mor e famil y typ e movie s a t Theatr e 7 an d a polic y o f finding : ou t th e unusua l a t Theatr e 9 wit h director s lik e Pellini , Kubrick , Bergman , Warho l an d movie s lik e Malcol m X , Yello w Submarine , Th e Godfather , Macbeth , O n Th e Waterfront , "Z" , an d W . C . Field s typ e movies . (MIDNIGH T MOVIES , Frida y & Saturday , Decembe r 1 5 & 16 , "Las t Movie " starrin g Denni s Hopper ) Ar e yo u bore d an d nothin g wil l help ? Tr y organizin g a lan d cra b hunt . Whe n I was, a youngste r thi s exercis e wa s trie d b y mor e northerner s tha n I ca n remember , an d non e eve r claime d t o b e bored . Firs t an d mos t importan t i s th e bai t yo u use . Lan d crab s jus t lov e fres h mullet , s o yo u mus t catc h fres h mullet . T o catc h mulle t yo u borro w o r bu y a cas t net , practic e a littl e an d star t throwing . What , yo u didn' t catc h an y mullet ? Well , g o ahea d an d bu y som e fro m th e bai t store . Afte r all , wha t ol d cra b ca n tel l fres h fis h fro m frozen. • Th e nex t thin g i s th e locatio n fo r huntin g lan d crab s sinc e I doub t i f yo u wil l fin d man y I n th e middl e o f a parkin g lot . Tr y Bi g Pin e Key ; I t i s a have n fo r lan d crabs . No w ge t you r equipmen t togethe r yo u wil l nee d a flashligh t wit h a.re d len s cove r (lan d crab s don' t lik e brigh t •light) , a 1 5 inc h piec e o f cor d o r heav y string , a piec e o f mullet , a n ol d pa n and . a stic k o r larg e spoon , a ba g ful l o f crushe d garli c cloves , an d a t leas t thre e helper s wit h clot h bag s o r pillo w cases . An d her e is.ho w th e hun t starts : yo u ti e th e cor d aroun d th e piec e o f mullet : an d the n ti e th e loos e en d t o a bel t o r bel t loo p i n th e bac k o f you r pants . Nex t ti e th e ba g o f garli c aroun d you r nec k o r pi n i t t o th e fron t o f your. . shirtV.statio n you r helper s wel l ahea d of , yo u an d ou t o f sight 1 , pic k u p you r re d ligh t an d plac e i t unde r you r ar m s o yo u ca n see" , pic k u p you r beate r (th e pa n an d stick ) an d le t on e o f you r friend s g o beating , throug h th e brus h fo r you . Allo w a t leas t 5 minute s afte r th e beate r goe s befor e startin g th e hunt , Cautio n though , catchin g lan d crab s i s a slo w business . Yo u mus t wal k carefull y an d slowl y draggin g th e bai t o n th e groun d an d i t coul d tak e 3 o r k hours . Whe n yo u fee l a tu g on. , th e bait , sto p an d signa l wit h th e light,you r .helper(s ) wil l ru n i n an d ba g th e crab . A beginne r ma y no t catc h man y crabs , bu t practic e make s perfect . And , besides , yo u ar e no t bore d any more , ar e you ? B y Ra y Daniel? .

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1 2 The Osprey Thurlo w Wee d Ke y Wes t Naturalis t Societ y "Fis h hawk " i s a commo n nam e fo r th e Osprey . Scientifically , i t i s Pandio n baliaetus , whic h mean s mostl y "se a eagle. " Whil e th e bir d i s distribute d al l ove r th e world , ther e i s onl y on e species , th e Europea n Osprey . Ou r America n Ospre y an d th e Australia n Fishin g Eagl e ar e sub specie s . I t occur s ove r mos t o f th e Unite d States , an d i s a permanen t resi den t i n peninsula r Florida . Th e Ospre y i s a larg e bir d o f pre y tw o fee t lon g an d wit h a win g sprea d o f 4 1/ 2 t o 5 1/ 2 feet . Peopl e sometime s confoun d i t wit h th e Pai d Eagle , bu t ther e ar e importan t difference s on e bein g size . Th e Eagle' s wingsprea d i s a goo d tw o fee t larger . Th e Ospre y i s whit e underneat h an d mottle d wit h dar k brown . Th e bac k an d top s o f th e wing s ar e quit e dark . Lik e othe r bird s o f prey , i t ha s a meathoo k fo r a bil l ver y heavy , curve d an d sharp . I t eat s onl y fis h tha t hav e bee n take n alive . I t catche s the m b y droppin g upo n the m feet-first . I t locate s a fish , get s abov e i t (ofte n hoverin g briefly , lik e a night-maris h hummingbird , tha t flaps ) an d plummets . Grabbin g th e fis h i n it s talons , i t immediatel y rise s agai n int o th e air . The n i t juggle s th e fis h aroun d unti l i t point s int o th e wind . 'Wit h th e . fis h facin g int o th e lin e o f flight , ther e i s th e leas t win d resistance . Th e bir d the n proceed s t o it s nes t o r t o a feedin g perc h (a n Ospre y feedin g o n a ~ perc h o n a feedin g perc h tha t use d t o h e a feedin g perch??) . Th e Ospre y doe s no t div e an d swi m underwater , a s d o cormorant s an d som e ducks . I t doe s no t hurtl e dow n bill-* firs t upo n it s prey , a s d o terns , pelicans , an d kingfishers . Becaus e i t hit s feet-first , th e fis h i t take s ar e thos e o f shallo w wate r o r thos e swimmin g , a t th e surface . Ther e i s a n Ospre y tha t fishe s th e inlan d water s nea r th e airpor t quit e regularly . A n Englis h Ornothologist , Newton , believe s "osprey " t o b e a corruptio n o f ''ossifrage " o r ossifrag a "bone breaker. " Th e onl y bone s i t break s ar e thos e o f fish , i f any , bu t fro m th e wa y i t whack s th e wate r whe n i t come s down , you' d thin k it' s goin g t o brea k it s ow n bone s I n th e impact . Mostl y the y dro p upo n fis h fro m mino r elevation s a hundre d fee t o r les s al thoug h plunge s o f 30 0 fee t hav e bee n recorded . O n occasio n a n Ospre y catche s tw o fis h i n on e div e on e i n eac h claw . oTare s hil l •We'r e loade d wit h book s bi g books , littl e books , ,'beautifu l books . Book s mak e th e bes t Christma s gift s 53 4 Flemin g Stree t 296-90J3 ? R . I . Brashe r reporte d th e cas e o f th e Ospre y tha t goofed . I t occurre d o n th e St . \,uci e River , her e i n Florida . Th e Ospre y selecte d it s fis h an d wen t o n t o pounc e i n th e usua l manner . Bu t i t com" mitte d a grav e erro r o f judgemen t a s t o th e siz e o f th e fish . Instea d o f pullinp ; th e fis h ou t o f th e wate r an d flyin g awa y wit h it , th e bir d foun d itsel f pulle d ou t o f th e ai r an d bein g swu m awa y with . Bot h creature s wer e unhapp y abou t th e experience . Th e bir d coul d no t le t g o an d th e fis h ha d Ospre y claw s embedde d i n it s side . P y th e tin e th e bir d ge t itsel f disengage d i t wa s almos t drowned , an d require d te n minute s o f lyin g o n th e dec k o f Bras'ner' s boa t t o recove r enoug h t o fly . Th e Ospre y build s a hug e nes t o f stick s an d twigs . Severa l excellen t example s ma y b e see n alon g US1 nort h o f th e Jewfis h Cree k Fridge , o n th e high tensio n pole s an d th e microwav e tower . The y ar e visibl e fo r a grea t distance . Loo k fo r Osprey s alon g th e Key s besid e th e roa d o n utilit y pole s an d wires , o r cruisin g o n patro l u p an d dow n th e bridges . Occasionall y on e overflie s .downtow n Ke y West . PAINTING S & GRAPHIC S A T FRONT&FITZPATRIC K " B y Gar y an d Louis e "B E STIL L AN D KNO W THA T I A M GOD " "KNO W THYSELF " Th e presen t stag e o f histor y find s th e abov e concept s interestin g t o a significan t numbe r o f people . Man y wan t t o know : Wh o a m I ? Wher e d o I com e from ? Wher e a m I going ? Wha t i s God ? Wher e i s Love ? Ho w ca n I liv e a usefu l an d constructiv e lif e i n thi s difficul t world ? Ther e ar e man y possibl e source s o f inspiratio n i n answerin g suc h questions . Th e followin g ca n b e foun d i n Ke y West : 1 . BAHA I FAITH : In-forma l discus sion s o n Tuesda y night s a t 8:0 0 PM , a t 21)0 5 Lind a Avenu e (of f o f Flagle r pas t th e Hig h Schoo l o n th e right) . Th e Baha i Fait h i s a . universa l religion . 2 . BIBL E STUD Y CLASSES : Wednesda y evening s a t 7:30 , upstair s fro m th e Ros e o f Sharon , 111 3 Truma n Avenu e (nea r White) . 3 . BOOKSTORES : Use d an d ne w book s o n mysticis m an d metaphysic s ar e availabl e a t th e Use d Bookstor e a t SlO A Duva l St . White' s Bookstor e a t 53 ^ Flemin g Stree t .include s a nic e selectio n o f reiigiou s an d metaphysica l book s i n thei r stock . 4 . CHRISTIA N SCIENC E READIN G ROOM : Located~~a £ 3^ 5 Duva l Street , ope n 12:0 0 noo n t o 4:0 0 P M dail y excep t Sunday s an d holidays . Christia n Scienc e book s an d publication s ar e fo r sale , loan , o r ca n b e rea d there . Als o ther e ar e earphone s fo r listenin g t o record s an d the y sel l Christma s Cards . Christia n Scienc e emphasize s spiritua l healing . 5 « CHURCHES : Chec k th e Yello w Page s fo r a complet e listing . St . Paul' s Episcopa l Church , o n th e corne r o f Duva l an d Eato n Streets , fo r example , offer s th e magica l sacramen t o f communio n a t th e mas s severa l time s a week . 6 . GROU P MEDITATION : Ever y Tuesda y nigh t a t 8:0 0 P M (excep t fro m Decembe r 1 3 unti l Januar y 1 0 whe n n o meditation s wil l b e held) . Locate d a t 120 9 Virgini a St. , Apartmen t 9 us e sid e doo r an d g o up stair s a min d expandin g experience ; a meetin g groun d fo r al l being s i n LOVE , UNITY , AN D PEACE . (Se e poste r a t Wayne' s Use d Bookstore. ) 7 . 111 7 Virgini a Stree t (jus t of f Whit e St. ) Publi c meeting s o n th e secon d an d fourt h Wednesday s o f eac h mont h a t 8:0 0 PM . Th e Theosophica l Societ y i s a n organizatio n founde d i n universa l brotherhoo d dedi cate d t o discoverin g individua l trut h i n comparativ e religion , science , an d philosophy , an d th e investigatio n o f unexplaine d laws.o f nature . Occul t librar y an d bookstor e ope n t o publi c a t meetin g times . Th e schedule-fo r Decem ber : Wed. , Dec.1 4 "Th e Searc h fo r Truth " Wed. . Dec . 28 , "Th e Meanin g an d Us e o f Evil " 8 . TRANSCENDENTA L MEDITATION : Taugh t i n Ke y Wes t b y Stev e Glickman , 71 7 Eisenhowe r Drive , Apartmen t B , telephone : 296-5595. A larg e bod y o f scientifi c dat a ha s bee n collecte d indicatin g grea t physiologica l an d phychologica l benefit s t o thos e wh o practic e thi s technique . 9 . URANTI A BOO K STUD Y GROUP: Cal l Eri c Nystro m fo r information : 294-6231 . Uranti a i s a nam e fo r earth . Thi s boo k i s i n th e librar y an d contain s th e histor y o f th e univers e ari d Urantia . 10 . TH E WELL : Locate d a t 70 5 1/ 2 Duva l Street , Th e Vei l i s a Christia n Coffe e House-ope n o n weekend s 8:3 0 t o 11:0 0 fo r discussion , refreshmen t an d • Full y Qualifie d • Fre e Pick-U p & Deliver y COMPETEN T MECHANI C AN Y MAK E AMERICAN ! CA R • ELECTRICA L SYSTE M • IGNITIO N • CARBURETIO N • TRANSMISSIO N REPAI R ' 296-961 6 91 6 JAME S ST .


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