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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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newspaper ( marcgt )
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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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Th e highes t § § poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . 1 , No . 1 6 Ke y West , Florid a April , 197 6

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cuisine * dail y special s chinek e dinne r smoothie s takeo u opervnoo a t o te n p m close d £ wednesda u AMQIER . 7 3 adorn ih& body ... <2,5 ~ Colors, in u/j'//cwy -fropicaJ cottons SV5 > Old \$itYe.r Jewelry jfrom the. SaA Plus • dutch houiyinjs and European prir HOUS E 6\ 9 FRON T S T Fro m th e Edito r My son called out to his mother the other day, "Mommy, mommy, some quick! There's a tick in the shower, with me." His mother looked, didn't see anything and asked, "Where is it?" "There, mommy, there by the lizard." Somehow that's very Key West. So, we hope, is Solares Hill. We've been around before from 1971 to 1973 and we think we're here to stay this time. Those familiar with the paper will notice the same general format, groovy artwork and uptone. We don't want to be scoldsj there is so much here to celebrate. However, if something looks bad we'll poke around it and hope to nudge it back into a good place. We're monthly it will be an 11 month year with probably Aug. and Sept. or Sept. and Oat. joined together as one issue. Happy news from our art department. Solares Hill is fortunate to have one Tom Pope, a registered architect who soon will be architeating here, doing the layout with a calmness and skill that soothes the all-tooeasily rattled editor. We have a wide range of contributors on tap -in addition to some fantilar names. We hope to be hearing from Art Weiner, Martha Wedel, Gil Ryder, Emma Cates, Thurlow Weed and Malcolm Ross on a fairly regular basis. Former readers will undoubtably be pleased to see the Jerry Miller art work review in this issue including his magnificent trees as well as an updated Thurlow article. Everything else is new. We're of ten going to have articles on the rest of the Keys and the paper will be distributed throughout them. Our initial press run is 10,000 copies and we will be distributed at all newstands, grocery stores, super-markets, drug stores, motels, etc. If you can't find us and need a copy, please call 4-1044 and leave a message. We'll get copies to you. For a free paper our subscription rate of $10.00 for 11 issues is ridiculously high. This is mainly for those who wish to support Solares Hill as patrons. All old subscribers will receive the first issue free and can reeubscribe for $5.00 if they wish. We owe thanks to so many people for the great assistance they have given us we hope that this paper will be worthy of their efforts Some notes are: our paper is out the first of the month We 're your community newspaper Send articles to 821 Duval St., c/o Solares Hill or call 2941044 or 294-2400. Many thanks for having us back Bill Huckel THI S I S OU R SUBSCRIPTIO N FOR M HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS _ CIT Y STAT E ZI P Ou r mailin g address : 82 1 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phon e number s ar e 294-104 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 a 1 ' 1 ft, Solares Hill is a community newspaper published every month on the slopes of Solares Hill, Key West's highest point, by Solares Hill Company, 821 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.0,0. EDITORIAL BILL HUCKEL ART DIRECTION TOM POPE COPS EDITOR WEEDS RUSSO With a little help from our friends . . Jerry Pfahning, Lawson Little, John loung, Cecelia, Cheina, Bill and Cathy and "Veep" and Mary of the Florida Press and many, many others. Many thanks. Copyrigh t © \ 1971 . 1972 , 1973 , 197 6 ' Solare s Hil l Co . Al l right s re served . b y Bil l Hucke l O n th e Toda y sho w earlie r thi s mont h ther e wa s a fil m cli p o n Ke y West . Towar d th e en d o f tha t clip , a figur e wa s see n o n hi s bik e goin g down Duva l Street . Thi s wa s n o ordinar y gu y wheel in g hi s Schwin n dow n th e block. " Thi s wa s Sar a wit h hi s incredibl e bike . An d wha t a bike ! Dua l horns , dua l lights , dua l mirrors , dua l warn in g flags , antler s an d statues , a transisto r radio , Nav y placards , rea r re d lights , an d a blac k cas e wit h th e warnin g o n i t : I F YO U CA N REA D THI S YO U ' R E TO O DAM N CLOSE! Sa m sets of f o n hi s bik e earl y i n th e afternoons , beeping , wavin g an d smilin g hi s wa y dow n th e cit y streets . H e ca n b e hear d comin g beep-beep , honk-hon k an d b y th e tim e tha t h e arrive s t o wher e yo u ar e standing , a t leas t a doze n peopl e hav e ha d thei r day s brightene d b y Sam . But wh o i s Sam ? Wh o i s tha t ma n o n tha t craz y bike ? I s h e way-ou t lik e hi s bike ? Way-out ? Well , he's ; bee n a huma n pincushion , a light-heavyweigh t boxer , a blue s singer, a hobo , a fir e eater , a dancer , a barker , a constructio n worker , a cheive r an d swallowe r o f glass , a cook , a Nav y man , a snak e man , a n iro n worker , etc . Sa m (Samue l Sunnier ) wa s bor n 6 2 year s ag o i n Tennessee . Hi s daddy , wh o wa s wha t Sa m call s a "jackleg" * preache r preacher , lef t hi s famil y whe n Sa m wa s fiv e year s old . A grandmothe r raise d hi m til l b e wa s te n year s old . Sa m qui t schoo l a t nin e t o hel p tak e car e o f a younge r siste r afte r Ill s grandfathe r died . H e als o wen t t o wor k i n a n iro n yard . Tw o thing s happene d whe n Sa m wa s ten . Hi s famil y situatio n change d an d a . carniva l cam e t o town . Sa m fel t fre e t o leav e hom e an d th e lur e o f th e carniva l wa s strong . S o a t th e ag e o f ten , h e lef t tow n wit h a carnival' , th e Roge r Grate r Shows . Thi s carniva l wen t al l ove r th e South . A blackfoo t India n name d Sa m Coon s taugh t Sa m t o ea t fire , che w u p an d swallow,glass , b e a huma n pin cushion , an d danc e o n a be d o f nails J Sa m wa s doin g thi s befor e h e wa s a teenager . H e returne d hom e fo r a whil e bu t go t itchy-fee t agai n an d too k off . H e the n joine d th e Roya l America n Show s ou t o f Tamp a an d worke d fo r Leo n Claxto n an d hi s Hipca t Minstrels . H e di d thi s fo r abou t thre e year s an d the n joine d th e Johnn y War d Show s wher e h e ra n rides . Nex t cam e a tim e wit h th e Heck , Beck , an d Wallac e Minstre l Shows . Ther e Sa m wa s a blue s singe r an d dance r wit h Mar y Smith , th e siste r o f th e immorta l Bessi e Smith . The n cam e a tou r wit h th e Whirl y Mirt h Athleti c Show . An d thi s time , Sa m wa s a ligh t heavyweigh t boxe r wh o woul d bo x exhibitio n round s wit h th e local s t o se e i f the y coul d sta y i n th e rin g wit h him . Thi s wa s goin g beauti fully , "unti l a littl e ca t fro m Mobile , Alabam a name d Lightenin g knocke d m e o n th e mat , an d the n I lef t boxing. " H e returne d t o Nashvill e an d worke d th e Cumberlan d Valle y Sid e Show , thi s tim e i n a snak e show . Sa m worke d wit h python s thre e o f the m 12' , 14' , an d 16 ' long . Whe n h e wa s aroun d 23 , h e wen t t o Tamp a an d worke d construction , bu t sho w busines s calle d agai n an d thi s tim e h e wa s th e hea d worke r wit h th e Sweetheart s Rythym , a n al l gir l or chestr a i n Tampa . Th e Secon d Worl d Wa r caugh t u p wit h hi m an d h e wa s inducte d int o th e Navy . H e remaine d wit h th e Navy , travellin g al l ove r th e worl d wit h them , unti l h e retire d t o Main e i n 1967 . H e wa s statione d i n Ke y Wes t fro m 195 4 t o 1959 , an d got t o lov e it . H e returne d her e i n 197 0 an d ha s worke d a s a coo k a t th e Buckero o Stea k House , L a Brlsa , Tony' s Fis h Market , Louie' s Bac k Yard , Midge t Bar ^ Logan's , an d i s presentl y cock in g o n th e base . On e migh t wel l as k wha t possess e d Sa m t o d o u p th e bik e th e wa y h e has . Th e answe r i s unexpecte d bu t simpl e fo r safet y reasons ! " I wa s goin g dow n Duva l Stree t on e nigh t an d droppe d m y flash ligh t an d wa s almos t hi t b y a car . That' s whe n I mad e u p m y min d t o pu t th e light s o n m y bike. " On e thin g i s sure . I f yo u can' t se e Sa m o n hi s bike , yo u ca n hea r him . O r i f yo u can' t hea r him , yo u ca n se e him . Thi s ma n wit h hi s incredibl e histor y o f differen t fantisti c job s an d continua l wanderin g ha s bee n happil y marrie d fo r 3 0 year s t o th e sam e wonderfu l woman . H e an d hi s wife , Alice , hav e fiv e kids . On e o f who m i s i n th e Ai r Force , an d on e i s i n th e Navy . Sa m ha s becom e a muc h love d figur e i n Ke y Wes t an d h e return s tha t love . " I lov e Mallor y Square , th e friendlines s o f th e peopl e an d th e carniva l atmosphere . I lov e al l Ke y Westers , blac k an d white. " * N o dam n goo d v HAj R SOLAKfU M 41 6 GRBBH TAYLOR-QLOR E Department ; Stor e SKE T j 4»»*-'uJICKER~.0SKETK V — FOR M ITU-R E Toy s — FUJ&S — ON E O F / \ Klhlt>5 " P LASTIC 5 — PILKO1 0 S — A N T 10, 0 E 5 G I FT. 5 — tf AIKCUT T i NQr 32 8 S1MONTON . KE Y U5EST . FL.3304 0 (3053294*577 8 on e \r\t\oor or oof4oor dininai n Hester s Ol d phon e <£ • Lunc h |i 3 pinne r 6 [ 2 6eve n DaV ^ fl Wee K The cover drawing is by Martha de Poo.

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LOUIE X WKW DRINKIN 6 AN D D1N1N 6 O N im OOEm I N KEYWE5 J LUNC H ( 2 noon-f o 2p m DINNE R 7p m \o \2 305-2?f-223 5 Palmas del Mundo seafood & natvral foods, editoria l In an art-late on Rest Beach for the summer '72 Solaves Hill, Di Di Quigley observed that "the undeveloped and wild areas of Key West have almost vanished" but that one was "still free to walk there (Rest Beach) and to contemplate its special qualities: the presence of native sea-side plants and animalsj the relief and quiet the area provides from the atmosphere of the public beaehes." If state or federal monies were available, Rest Beach could be replanted^ turned into a beautiful waterfront park., "picnic tables could be shaded by trellises covered with morning glory vines, paths could wander through Australian pines, sea grape trees, and palms, and the city could have a lovely and necessary park addition for its residents and tourists. Such does not appear to be the future for Rest Beach, however. What appear to be rows of townhouses are in the planning stages and the sides for two and the foundation for one have already been built. Preliminary plans appear to show two groups of eight townhouses and -one group of four stretching from Stevens Ave. to the White St. pier. A real shame a special corner of Key West gone, a view blocked, an open space closed in, etc. But there is more apparently this project is being jammed down our throats without all the proper procedures being followed. It's one thing to have a special area taken away from the city legally but it's another thing if it's being done illegally. For openers, single-family water hook-ups were obtained from the F.K.A.A. on the basis of single-family construction permits but at the same time multiplefamily building permits were taken out to fit the city's H2-H building zone (hotel, motel, multiplefamily dwellings, etc.) This is a new zoning system apparently multiple/single-family construction. Sounds confusing. Further, if these units are townhouses then special public hearings must be held to see what objeations would, if any, be raised against them. This has not taken place and townhouses and singlefamily dwellings are excluded from the R2-H area without public hearings. It would appear, also, there is serious doubt about these units following the Florida state coastal setback laws. Fortunately, a team of state engineers is being sent to the Keys to determine the high water mark and to recommend on the enforcing of the coastal setback law. The city ' s master plan prepared in '68-'69 by Milo Smith and Associates recommended that the property be acquired by the city with state and federal assistance, and be preserved as a park. Quite obviously there has been little done here. Some of our commissioners have just returned from Tallahassee where they loudly protested the state's labeling of Key West as an area of critical concern. They stated that we had adequate laws and ordinances to govern ourselves perfectly well without the state's interfering in our local affairs. Well, we might have the laws on the books but they are worthless if they are not enforced. What we seem to have here are indifferent publ-ic officials, powerful development interests and an uninformed and/or apathetic citizenry. If one of these three groups was to change, something could be done^ about the construction at Rest Beach or, at least, to make sure that the rules are complied with. I don't believe the builder is going to back off and the public officials have shown little interest in this affair thus far. Therefore it ' s up to the citizens to do something . Solares Hill asks that all registered voters or property owners who are concerned go take a look at Rest Beach. See what is happening. Imagine how beautiful it could be and imagine how it will look all developed. Make up your minds. Send us a post card advising us of your stand. If we receive enough support, Solares Hill promises to pursue the matter further. Thank you. ARTIST S UNLIMITE D ^should ajnt work. o CAPT.TONr S TH E OLDES T ACTIV E BA R I N FLORIDA ! ESQUIR E MAGA2INE.. . 'ON E O F TH E TO P TE N GREA T BAR S I N TH E NATION " CAP ! TONY' S SALOO N q.g8C5-REEN E ST . RES T BEAC H White . b y Marth a Wede l KE Y WEST — A figh t i s brewin g ove r a ne w townhous e projec t o n Res t Beac h whic h promise s t o mi x citizens , contractors , cit y official s an d stat e agencie s i n a confrontatio n reminiscen t o f pre-Crit.ica l Concer n days ; . Th e developmen t i n question , owne d b y Car l Rongo , a loca l contractor , involve s 83 1 fee t o f beachfron t o n th e souther n ti p o f th e island , a n undisclose d numbe r o f units , fou r o f whic h ar e alread y unde r construction . Th e unit s wil l sel l fo r upward s o f $110,00 0 apiece . Thre e majo r objection s hav e bee n outline d b y vetera n hl-ris e fighte r Willia m H . Westray , a retire d U.S . Nav y Commander , wh o ha s kep t trac k o f th e projec t sinc e h e firs t spotte d a constructio n traile r o n th e sit e tw o month s ago . Westra y allege s violation s o f cit y zonin g ordinances , coasta l constructio n setbac k lines , an d o f th e city' s maste r pla n whic h earmark s th e are a fo r publi c beach . Durin g a Solare s Hil l interview , Rong o denie d an y suc h violations , an d said , "It' s no t fai r fo r peopl e t o thro w u p barricade s (t o construction ) withou t riskin g anythin g themselves . S o fa r it' s nothin g bu t talk . Le t the m pu t u p thei r mone y an d tak e m e t o court. " ZONIN G Accordin g t o th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t zonin g ordinanc e 69-29 , Rongo' s property , locate d betwee n th e Whit e Stree t Pie r an d Steven s Avenue , lie s withi n a n R2H buildin g zone . Thi s classificatio n allow s thre e type s o f construc tio n only : "1 . Hotel , mote l an d apartmen t hotels ; 2 . Multiple-famil y dwellings ; 3 . Bungalo w courts. " Th e firs t buildin g permit s take n ou t b y Rong o o n Jan . 22 , an d th e thre e mor e o n subsequen t dates , ar e fo r singl e famil y residences . Westra y say s th e unit s shoul d b e require d t o hav e permit s a s townhouses , sinc e the y "precisel y fit " th e city' s definitio n o f townhous e " A on e famil y dwellin g uni t o f a grou p o f thre e o r mor e suc h unit s separate d b y adjoinin g fir e walls... . Eac h townhous e uni t shal l b e constructe d upo n a separat e lo t an d service d wit h separat e utilities.... " Bot h townhouse s an d singl e famil y dwelling s ar e exclude d fro m R2H zonin g withou t a Specia l Exceptio n fro m th e Cit y Commissio n sittin g a s th e Boar d o f Adjust ment . Townhouse s canno t b e permitte d withou t specia l publi c hearing s wit h adjacen t propert y owners . Rong o said , however , tha t "th e wa y I rea d th e ordinance s thi s isn' t required. " Althoug h Rong o refer s t o th e dwelling s a s townhouses , h e say s the y ar e singl e family , an d cite s Sec . 412. 8 o f th e Souther n Standar d Buildin g Code , " A townhous e uni t shal l b e considere d a separat e unit. " Th e semanti c water s ar e furthe r muddie d b y cit y Publi c Servic e Directo r Woods y Nile s wh o contend s that , "I t is . a singl e uni t bu t th e overal l projec t i s multipl e family . It' s jus t a matte r o f interpretation. " Nile s avoid s th e us e o f th e wor d "townhouse" . "The y ar e singl e unit s wit h doubl e wall s abutting . Whe n the y ar e joine d j they'r e multipl e units. " Mayo r Charle s (Sonny ) McCo y als o believe s tha t town house s ca n b e considere d singl e famil y dwellings . McCoy , a n architect , sai d Rong o aske d th e mayo r i f h e woul d desig n th e project . " I sai d h e didn' t nee d a n architect' s sea l becaus e the y ar e singl e famil y units . I gav e i t t o m y draftsma n t o dra w up , a s a favo r t o Rongo. " McCo y sai d h e wa s no t commissioned , an d ha s no t receive d an y mone y fo r hi s firm' s services . O n th e basi s o f th e singl e famil y constructio n permits , Rong o persuade d a majorit y o f th e 5-membe r Florid a Key s Aqueduc t Authorit y t o issu e hi m tw o wate r permit s i n mid-February . Onl y wate r request s fro m singl e famil y dwelling s wer e bein g considere d a t tha t time . PKA A Director s Deli o Cob o an d Willia m Pagde n los t a 23 vot e agains t grantin g Car l Rong o Inc.' s request . PKA A Executiv e Directo r Roya l Newma n declare d a t tha t tim e tha t Rong o ha d foun d a "loophole " i n th e ba n agains t multi-famil y hookups . Newma n tol d Solare s Hil l .tha t wit h th e ne w moratoriu m impose d earl y i n March , "There' s n o wa y Rong o ca n ge t an y more. " Rongo 3 however , i s determine d t o ge t wate r whe n h e need s it . Th e (PKAA ) enablin g ac t say s i t shal l furnis h water, " sai d Rongo , wh o quippe d tha t i f h e i s turne d dow n h e "ma y reques t th e Executiv e Directo r t o carr y i t t o m e i n a bucket. " continue d o n pag e 1 1 Lam p & Wido w Designer s utilize r a . vAd e n unusua l EiJZA&EF H S T KE Y WEST , M entranc e on/D^us L b y appdnfcmerif c M

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I S B 1 3 I S I S B I S B I S B I S fi I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B B B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B I S B WEST presents I N CONCER T Easte r Saturday with a host of friends TICKET S .$ , Environmenta l Circu s Ke y West' s Oldes t Musi c Store ^ Establishe d 197 0 51 8 DUVA L STREE T / KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 / PHON E 305-294-226 0 B fl S I S I S I S I a a E l S I a a a s i a s i a s i a 9 a s i a i s s ! EQTT-flGE S Ei EFFICIENCIE S 72 7 Truma n Ave . Ke y West , Fla . 305-294-622 2 33O4 O PEACHE S Floo r Coverin g Co. Oldes t floo r compan y "i n -\h& 62 ! Flemin g S t CONCH CURE 0 , m Fl o Tor g o r Til e •Cat-pe l Floo r ^ a Ft e [ I t wa s no t a n insec t bit e tha t starte d th e two-yea r miser y wit h m y husband' s ey e bu t i t di d fee l "lik e one . Jus t a sudde n shar p stin g o n th e righ t lowe r li d whic h mad e hi m ru b th e ey e ove r an d over . Th e nex t da y no t onl y wa s th e ey e swolle n bu t als o th e righ t par t o f hi s face . W e applie d eyedrop s an d som e col d compresse s an d withi n a fe w hour s th e swellin g receded . Th e eyelid , however , looke d worse . W e consulte d a docto r wh o pre scribe d a n ointmen t an d sai d t o giv e i t som e time . Tim e di d no t help ; th e li d looke d inflame d an d starte d protrudin g int o a kin d o f ope n tri angl e whic h no t onl y impaire d m y husband' s look s an d mad e hi m loo k te n year s older , bu t als o wa s a constan t irritation . W e visite d a n eye-specialis t wh o starte d wit h a penicilli n injectio n whic h di d no t help . O n th e nex t visi t h e remove d a tin y piec e o f th e li d fo r examination , bu t ther e wa s nothin g malignant . I n spit e o f ne w drops , ointments , hot-cold.treatment s an d anothe r sessio n wit h th e scalpel , i t di d no t ge t an y better . Whereve r w e went , medica l center s an d specialist s i n th e State s a s wel l a s i n Europe , m y husban d go t th e sam e treatment s an d alway s t o n o avail . W e learne d th e Lati n nam e o f th e symptom , tha t i t usuall y happen s t o bot h eyes , an d tha t i t i s foun d mor e ofte n i n elderl y wome n tha n i n elderl y men . Bu t i t di d no t ge' t better . Afte r tw o year s m y husban d wa s advise d t o submi t t o a n operatio n i n tw o part s whic h sounde d involved , disagreeable , an d expensive . Befor e w e mad e a decision , however , w e wen t fo r a vacatio n t o Ke y West . Fo r th e firs t tim e i n hi s lif e m y husband , wh o i s a mediocr e swimmer , swa m unde r wate r wit h hi s eye s ope n becaus e h e becam e fascinate d b y wha t h e sa w o n th e botto m o f th e sea . Th e firs t fe w time s hi s "droopin g eye " hur t ver y badl y fro m th e sal t wate r bu t hi s fascinatio n kep t hi m diving . Afte r a wee k w e notice d tha t th e sic k li d looke d les s fierce , an d afte r littl e ove r tw o week s th e ey e wa s com pletel y an d miraculousl y cured . Th e sympto m ha s neve r recurre d an d w e kee p comin g t o Ke y Wes t t o swli n unde r wate r wit h wid e ope n eyes . Whe n w e recentl y me t on e o f th e doctor s wh o ha d treate d th e eye , m y husban d tol d hi m th e stor y o f th e cure . Th e docto r confessed , "Ther e i s a lo t w e d o no t know . Th e wate r o f th e ocea n contain s component s wit h healin g power s whic h ar e a s ye t unknow n t o us . Bu t yo u foun d i n Ke y Wes t wha t w e coul d no t giv e yo u i n ou r office. " TH E PO8Tm-ALLE N CO. , INC . insuranc e
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I S I B 1 8 I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S fi I S I S I S I S i s I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S B I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S I S THE KEY WEST 9 a 9 a 9 presents S I a i i E l a a s 9 ! ! IN CONCER T ! a B a 9 a s a 9 a with a host of friends] Easter Saturda ! TICKET S $ , Environmenta l Circu s Ke y West' s Oldes t Musi c Store " Establishe d 197 0 51 8 DUVA L STREE T / KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 / PHON E 305-294-226 0 GHTTflEE S S i EFFIEIENEIE S 72 7 Truma n Ave . Ke y West , Fla . 305-294-622 2 33O4 O 0 m Floo r Coverin g Co. Oldes t floo r • compan y i n "Hie . 52 1 Flemin g £> t 2162Oearn|eef t rd i I CONCH CURE I t wa s no t a n insec t bit e tha t starte d th e two-yea r miser y wit h m y husband' s ey e bu t i t di d feel'lik e one . Jus t a sudde n shar p stin g o n th e righ t lowe r li d whic h mad e hi m ru b th e ey e ove r an d over . Th e nex t da y no t onl y wa s th e ey e swolle n bu t als o th e righ t par t o f hi s face . W e applie d eyedrop s an d som e col d compresse s an d withi n a fe w hour s th e swellin g receded . Th e eyelid , however , looke d worse . W e consulte d a docto r wh o pre scribe d a n ointmen t an d sai d t o giv e i t som e time . Tim e di d no t help ; th e li d looke d inflame d an d starte d protrudin g int o a kin d o f ope n tri angl e whic h no t onl y impaire d m y husband' s look s an d mad e hi m loo k te n year s older , bu t als o wa s a constan t irritation . W e visite d a n eye-specialis t wh o starte d wit h a penicilli n injectio n whic h di d no t help . O n th e nex t visi t h e remove d a tin y piec e o f th e li d fo r examination , bu t ther e wa s nothin g malignant . I n spit e o f ne w drops , ointments , hot-col d treatment s an d anothe r sessio n wit h th e scalpel , i t di d no t ge t an y better . Whereve r w e went , medica l center s an d specialist s i n th e State s a s wel l a s i n Europe , m y husban d go t th e sam e treatment s an d alway s t o n o avail . k A A A A W e learne d th e Lati n nam e o f th e symptom , tha t i t usuall y happen s t o bot h eyes , an d tha t i t i s foun d mor e ofte n i n elderl y wome n tha n i n elderl y men . Bu t i t di d no t g£ t better . Afte r tw o year s m y husban d wa s advise d t o submi t t o a n operatio n i n tw o part s whic h sounde d involved , disagreeable , an d expensive . Befor e w e mad e a decision , however , w e wen t fo r a vacatio n t o Ke y West . Fo r th e firs t tim e i n hi s lif e m y husband , wh o i s a mediocr e swimmer , swa m unde r wate r wit h hi s eye s ope n becaus e h e becam e fascinate d b y wha t h e sa w o n th e botto m o f th e sea . Th e firs t fe w time s hi s "droopin g eye " hur t ver y badl y fro m th e sal t wate r bu t hi s fascinatio n kep t hi m diving . Afte r a wee k w e notice d tha t th e sic k li d looke d les s fierce , an d afte r littl e ove r tw o week s th e ey e wa s com pletel y an d miraculousl y cured . Th e sympto m ha s neve r recurre d an d w e kee p comin g t o Ke y Wes t t o swi m unde r wate r wit h wid e ope n eyes . Whe n w e recentl y me t on e o f th e doctor s wh o ha d treate d th e eye , m y husban d tol d hi m th e stor y o f th e cure . Th e docto r confessed , "Ther e i s a lo t w e d o no t know . Th e wate r o f th e ocea n contain s component s wit h healin g power s whic h ar e a s ye t unknow n t o us . Bu t yo u foun d i n Ke y Wes t wha t w e coul d no t giv e yo u i n ou r office. " TH E PORTE D ALLE N CO. , INC . insuranc e -sinc e \®\\ WILLIA M A.FREEMA N s* . WILLIA M A . FREfr/AA H JR . PAVI P W . AN P PINNB R A T PINIM G O N 51 2 CLAM 5 AN P T \Ofrt\ HAL p 6HEL L

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s9 12,4 Dmelfit * 193 0 ffegLe r aye . MOTHE R NATURE S 60UNJY , Frusfand Vegetable Juic e Ba r 161 6 PwvaJ^ h -* %M-VbO& I V MUEttNI M jean s .shirt s KE Y WES T § TjORQSCOP E earz s Ke y Wes t birthday : Januar y 18 , 182 8 Ke y Wes t i s a Capricor n tow n wit h Gemin i ascendant . A n Astrolog y buf f wil l kno w immediatel y wha t tha t por tray s th e people here , nativ e Conehs , ar e reserve d an d prope r bu t wil l will ingl y exten d themselve s t o assis t a non-Conc h i n a helpfu l an d friendl y manner . Always , th e reserv e i s there ! Th e unspoke n awarenes s tha t thi s i s thei r island ; neve r awe d o r excite d b y an y outside r visitin g thei r tow n n o matte r ho w famou s o r infamou s h e ma y b e elsewhere . Neve r an y advance s mad e t o in trud e o n famou s visitor s fo r auto graphs ; tha t woul d b e rude , an d a n invasio n o f privacy . Capricor n i s to o concerne d wit h propriety , an d beside s n o matte r ho w world-renowne d th e visito r a Conc h know s h e i s "Lucky " t o b e enjoyin g th e treasure s o f Ke y West . Portraya l o f Capricor n pride ? Anothe r face t o f Capricor n clearl y visibl e i n Ke y Wes t Politics . A smal l town , yes , bu t super-larg e i n attentio n t o politica l matters . Communication : friendly , gossipy , youthful , fun-loving ; th e Cuba n in fluenc e i s depicte d b y th e aspec t o f Gemin i ascendant . Th e sig n Gemin i rule s friend s an d brothers . Rule s form s o f commun ication : verbal , writte n o r visual . Gemin i rule s writers . Not e th e numbe r o f writer s tha t cal l ou r tow n "home" . Solare s Hil l i s resumin g publi catio n wit h a ne w moo n aspec t i n th e 10t h hous e (career ) o f th e char t fo r Ke y West . A goo d aspec t fo r thi s newspaper . Durin g th e mont h o f April , w e wil l se e mor e o f th e change s tha t hav e bee n occurin g i n ou r town . Ke y Wes t wil l continu e i n th e transitio n (8t h house , sun ) fro m a military-oriente d econom y t o on e bolstere d b y tourist s an d privat e enterprise . B e assured , however , tha t th e militar y wil l alway s pla y a n import an t par t i n th e life , o f Ke y West . A s histor y ha s recorded , an d th e futur e wil l continu e t o show , Mar s an d Jupite r conjoine d i n Scorpi o i s a poten t configuration . Scorpi o rule s th e military . Durin g th e las t tw o years , whil e Satur n i n Cance r ha s bee n transitin g th e 2n d hous e (finances ) o f th e Ke y Wes t chart , mone y problem s hav e bese t ou r city . Cance r i s th e nata l sig n o f ou r country , an d .Gemin i i s its " ascendan t also , s o th e restriction s impose d b y th e plane t Satur n hav e bee n fel t locall y an d nationall y i n muc h th e sam e manner . Value s hav e bee n tested , an d th e lesson s o f Satur n wil l mak e u s bette r abl e t o evaluat e mone y an d it s wort h whe n Satur n move s int o th e sig n o f Le o i n June , 1976 . Satur n als o reward s whe n it s toug h lesson s ar e learned , s o th e summe r wil l brin g improve d financia l conditions . Ou r moo n i n Pisce s o n th e M.C . (mi d heaven ) gav e u s a n uncommo n amoun t o f publicity , i n March ; Boc a Chic a Airfield , dru g trials , etc. , al l o n nationa l television , includin g NBC' s Toda y Show . Sprin g .Equinox : Aries , th e onl y fir e sig n i n th e Ke y Wes t char t wil l mar k Apri l a s a mont h o f ne w beginning s fo r th e busines s climat e o f Ke y West . Goo d aspect s i n th e 11t h hous e o f friends , hope s an d wishe s bode s goo d tidings . Futur e event s forecas t prosperit y fo r Ke y West . caidfe M TIKAL1MDIN 6 COMPAN Y CENTRA L AMERICA N 40 0 a YELLO W BUTTEJF U N«ft T ^«iA.^WJ > Th e ^Coffe e Beans' ' 0.0 varieties \o choos e fro m freshl y grin d yoor coffee , a s yo u lik e I T b ^ • spice s • imporfec i Teo i 41.6_6REENE . 5 T Full y Qualifie d FreePicMJp & 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 . CLIF F & ISABE L ADAM S RARE RUGS TAPESTRIES AffTlQUCS . WORKS OF ART 42 3 5IMONTO N ST . KE Y WES T FLORID A 330 «

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1 0 Green e Stree t Garden s Green e Sbr&eb KEY WEST PERFUMES. made by Nelson Palmour, the third generation Palmour to manufacture fine perfumes. Key West 's original and oldest•perfumery. 425 Green Street is the only location where original Key West Perfumes can be purchased. ALL BREED HOT DOGS Let us relish your buns in our tropical garden. THE LEATHER SpUL Key West's oldest leather shop specializing in the finest quality handmade leather goods invites you to stop by any day between noon and 5 PM to browse around and watch our craftspeople at work. SWEET SUZJ'S SWEETS Sliced cakes, cheesecakes and other home baked goodies. Special orders with advance notice. 296-2326 "Sweet to eat!" BAHAMA MAMA'S has it all, from bikinis to straw. Carribean imports, hand crafted jewelry ~ pottery from our studio. Featuring the work of Vaughn Cochran. Treat yourself to the only tropical open-air shop in Key West. OPEN: noon to 8 P.M. • MOVI E DINE * ever y 5undg y an d Monda y Pinne r an d <»Mojo r UM i Pjf a MUTE' S ALLE Y i n histori c OLDKRHSS I Se e Ouolit y Hand-Mad e Cigar s ROLLE D DAIL Y Promp t Attn . t o Mai l Order s . o galler y " § garde n ^^ J 40 0 fron t stree t ^T " ke y west , florid a 3304 0 tf\ 30 5 294-603 5 painting s . graphic s sculptur e portrait s $10.0 0 (whil e yp u wait ) al l exclusive ! al l pric e range s ope n 7 day s a wee k 10:3 0 5:0 0 HOE S 100 0 S . IWsevd t 0lvd M Ke y VMesf Tl H # H 200 0 SHE P res t beac h continue d fro m pag e 5 COASTA L SETBAC K Res t Beac h i s a relativel y narro w stri p o f sand y beac h seawar d o f Atlanti c Boulevard . Althoug h th e depth , accordin g t o th e deed' s mete s an d bound s descriptio n varie s betwee n 72. 5 fee t an d 16 0 feet , Westra y suspect s th e actua l propert y abov e mea n hig h wate r ma y b e consid erabl y less . A stat e la w requirin g a 50-foo t coasta l constructio n setback , i f en forced , woul d mak e som e o f th e 83 1 foo t stri p unusabl e fo r Rongo' s unit s whic h ar e 4 0 fee t dee p alon g a 20-foo t setbac k fro m th e boulevard' s right-of-way . Alerte d t o th e Res t Beac h con structio n b y Monro e Count y Commissioner . Jerom e Shipley , an d b y a hal f doze n privat e citizens , th e Divisio n o f Stat e Plannin g an d th e Departmen t o f Natura l Resource s hav e ordere d a n engineerin g stud y o f Key s beache s t o determin e wher e t o enforc e th e 50 foo t setback . Accordin g t o a Marc h 1 6 lette r fro m Attorne y Genera l Rober t Shevi n t o Westray , th e Departmen t o f Natura l Resource s (DNR) , Divisio n o f Marin e Resources , wil l sen d a tea m o f en gineer s t o th e Key s b y mid-Apri l t o examin e th e beache s an d decid e whethe r t o enforc e th e coasta l setbac k law . Shevi n tol d Westra y tha t th e stat e DN R ha d pu t of f it s survey s o f Key s beache s becaus e mos t wer e non sand y an d no t subjec t t o erosion . Th e la w i s designe d t o protec t beache s fro m erosio n an d constructio n fro m bein g washe d away . Easter n Tin , directo r o f th e Divisio n o f Stat e Planning , th e agenc y whic h i s administerin g Critica l Concer n guideline s fo r lan d an d wate r manage men t fo r th e Keys , wa s "greatl y disturbed " t o hea r o f possibl e viola • tion s o f loca l an d stat e ordinance s an d i s followin g the'progres s o f th e debate . Rongo'sai d tha t h e doesn' t "wan t t o ben d an y laws, " i n th e us e o f th e beachfront , bu t "Wil l probabl y exercis e m y riparia n right s i n accordanc e wit h stat e an d federa l laws. " H e indicate d h e intend s t o fil l t o th e limit s o f hi s property , a s describe d b y th e mete s and'bounds . I f others ' estimate s ar e correct , i t coul d involv e fro m 2 0 t o 4 0 fee t beyon d presen t mea n hig h water . PUBLI C V S PRIVAT E Th e beac h propert y i n questio n ha s lon g bee n privatel y owned . However , publi c acces s ha s bee n allowe d histor ically . Ol d me n si t i n th e cit y park , acros s th e stree t an d watc h th e laz y waves . On e ancien t conc h say s th e ritua l won' t b e th e sam e withou t tha t quiet , empt y spot . Th e city' s maste r pla n prepare d i n 1968-6 9 b y Mil o Smit h an d Associate s recommend s tha t th e propert y b e ac quire d b y th e cit y wit h federa l assis tance , t o b e preserve d a s a park . Ke y West' s Mayo r McCo y said , whe n interviewe d abou t th e city' s failur e t o acquir e it , sai d "W e approache d th e Stat e thre e o r fou r year s ago . Ne y Landrum , (Park s an d Recreatio n Director , DNR ) sai d th e stat e ha d n o money. " McCo y sai d h e di d no t approac h th e federa l government . Admittin g tha t h e "hadn' t th e slightes t idea " ho w man y unit s h e woul d eventuall y build , Rong o sai d limitation s woul d includ e suppl y an d deman d an d restriction s o n th e us e o f th e lan d itself . Whateve r pro pert y Rong o sai d woul d no t b e buil t upo n h e woul d retai n a s hi s privat e beach , statin g publi c acces s woul d "absolutel y not " b e retained . "Thi s i s privat e propert y wit h al l th e right s tha t privat e propert y carries, " h e said . Th e loss.o f thi s lan d t o th e publi c irk s Westray . "I f th e cit y ha d exhauste d ever y avenu e i n pro .curin g tha t lan d fo r publi c us e an d bee n turne d dow n a t ever y point , the n I reall y couldn' t complai n i f the y allowe d privat e enterpris e t o develo p th e area . However , n o forma l reques t ha s eve r bee n mad e fo r federa l o r stat e o r an y othe r assistance. " Rong o sai d h e bough t th e pro pert y fo r $250,99 9 an d ha s anothe r $50,00 0 sun k int o constructio n s o far . H e pay s $50 0 a wee k interes t o n hi s loan . "Thi s represent s a size abl e investment , s o I hav e t o b e a s clos e t o bein g righ t a s I ca n be. " Res t Beach , formerl y Picni c Tre e Beach , name d fo r ancien t button woods , hasn' t a n exactl y pristin e history — onc e a dump , late r a sit e fo r a slaughte r house . Bu t i t ha s someho w fixe d it s plac e i n island.lore Conside r th e nam e alone-.a gentl e pro tes t agains t th e evolutio n o f th e land' s us e a s a plac e t o hav e fun , t o a commodit y t o b e sold . • hai r stylin g •electri c razo r repitf r •men' s cosmetic s • hai r colorin g •wholesal e suoplie s HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R IC E COL D BEE R clam s oyster s lobste r shrim p ston e cra b conc h chomde r conc h fritter s smake d fis h & shrim p an d mor e Land s En d Villag e Foo t o f Margare t St . Ke y West , Florid a Nea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 294-700 0 •SB * CATHERN E

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1 0 Green e Straef c Garden s Green e Stree t KEY WEST PERFUMESmade by Nelson PalmouVi the third generation Palmour to manufacture fine perfumes. Key West's original and oldest perfumery. 425 Green Street is the only location where original Key West Perfumes can be purchased. ALL BREED HOT DOGS Let us relish your buns in our tropical garden. THE LEATHER SfiUL Key West 's oldest leather shop specialising in the finest quality handmade leather goods invites you to stop by any day between noon and S PM to browse around and watch our craftspeople at work. SWEET SUZY'S SWEETS Sliced cakeSj cheesecakes and other home baked goodies. Special orders with advance notice. 296-2326 "Sweet to eat!" BAHAMA MAMA'S has it allj from bikinis to straw. Carribean imports, hand crafted jewelry pottery from our studio. Featuring the work of Vaughn Cochvan. Treat yourself to the only tropioal open-air shop in Key West. OPEN: noon to 8 P.M. PGRORELL W • MOVI E DINE* * ever y Sunda y an d Monda y Pinne r am i a Majo r Wbfto n Pictur e 100 0 S . Roosevel t dlv4. , Ke y Wes t Tele h 2*4 ' 200 0 C M FACTOR Y mm i n histori c OLDKETHES C . 2 galler y " § garde n • — ( 0 § 40 0 fron t stree t ke y west , florid a 3304 0 30 5 294-603 5 painting s . graphic s sculptur e portrait s $10.0 0 (whil e yo u wait ) al l exclusive * al l pric e range s ope n 7 day s a wee k 10:3 0 5:0 0 Sfl Se e Qualit y Hand-Mad e Cigar s ROLLE D DAIL Y Promp t Attn . t o Mai l Order s ixaes SHO P res t beac h continue d fro m pag e 5 COASTA L SETBAC K Res t Beac h i s a relativel y narro w stri p o f sand y beac h seawar d o f Atlanti c Boulevard . Althoug h th e depth , accordin g t o th e deed' s mete s an d bound s description , varie s betwee n 72. 5 fee t an d 16 0 feet , Westra y suspect s th e actua l propert y abov e mea n hig h wate r ma y b e consid erabl y less . A stat e la w requirin g a 50-foo t coasta l constructio n setback , i f en forced , woul d mak e som e o f th e 83 1 foo t stri p unusabl e fo r Rongo' s unit s whic h ar e 4 0 fee t dee p alon g a 20-foo t setbac k fro m th e boulevard' s right-of-way . • Alerte d t o th e Res t Beac h con structio n b y Monro e Count y Commissione r Jerom e Shipley , an d b y a hal f doze n privat e citizens , th e Divisio n o f Stat e Plannin g an d th e Departmen t o f Natura l Resource s hav e ordere d a n engineerin g stud y o f Key s beache s t o determin e wher e t o enforc e th e 50 foo t setback . Accordin g t o a Marc h 1 6 lette r fro m Attorne y Genera l Rober t Shevi n t o Westray , th e Departmen t o f Natura l Resource s (DNR) , Divisio n o f Marin e Resources , wil l sen d a tea m o f en gineer s t o th e Key s b y mid-Apri l t o examin e th e beache s an d decid e whethe r t o enforc e th e coasta l setbac k law . Shevi n tol d Westra y tha t th e stat e DN R ha d pu t of f it s survey s of'Key s beache s becaus e mos t wer e non sand y an d no t subjec t t o erosion . Th e la w i s designe d t o protec t beache s fro m erosio n an d constructio n fro m bein g washe d away . Easter n Tin , directo r o f th e Divisio n o f Stat e Planning , th e agenc y whic h i s administerin g Critica l Concer n guideline s fo r lan d an d wate r manage men t fo r th e Keys , wa s "greatl y disturbed " t o hea r o f possibl e viola • tion s o f loca l an d stat e ordinance s an d i s followin g th e .'progres s o f th e debate . Rong o sai d tha t h e doesn' t "wan t t o ben d an y laws, " i n th e us e o f th e beachfront , bu t "Wil l probabl y exercis e m y riparia n right s i n accordanc e wit h stat e an d federa l laws. " H e indicate d h e intend s t o fil l t o th e limit s o f hi s property , a s describe d b y th e mete s and''bounds . I f others ' estimate s ar e correct , i t coul d involv e fro m 2 0 t o kO fee t beyon d presen t mea n hig h water . PUBLI C V S PRIVAT E Th e beac h propert y i n questio n ha s lon g bee n privatel y owned . However , publi c acces s ha s bee n allowe d histor ically . Ol d me n si t i n th e cit y park , acros s th e stree t an d watc h th e laz y waves . On e ancien t conc h say s th e ritua l won' t b e th e sam e withou t tha t quiet j empt y spot . Th e city' s maste r pla n prepare d i n 1968-6 9 b y Mil o Smit h an d Associate s recommend s tha t th e propert y b e ac quire d b y th e cit y with , federa l assis tance , t o b e preserve d a s a park . Ke y West' s Mayo r McCo y said , whe n interviewe d abou t th e city' s failur e t o acquir e it , sai d "W e approache d th e Stat e thre e o r fou r year s ago . Ne y Landrum , (Park s an d Recreatio n Director , DNR ) sai d th e stat e ha d n o money. " McCo y sai d h e di d no t approac h th e federa l government . Admittin g tha t h e "hadn' t th e slightes t idea " ho w man y unit s h e woul d eventuall y build , Rong o sai d limitation s woul d includ e suppl y an d deman d an d restriction s o n th e us e o f th e lan d itself . Whateve r pro pert y Rong o sai d woul d no t b e buil t upo n h e woul d retai n a s hi s privat e beach , statin g publi c acces s woul d "absolutel y not " b e retained . "Thi s i s privat e propert y wit h al l th e right s tha t privat e propert y carries, " h e said . Th e loss.o f thi s lan d t o th e publi c irk s Westray . "I f th e cit y ha d exhauste d ever y avenu e i n pro curin g tha t lan d fo r publi c us e an d bee n turne d dow n a t ever y point , the n I reall y couldn' t complai n i f the y allowe d privat e enterpris e t o develo p th e area . However , n o forma l reques t ha s eve r bee n mad e fo r federa l o r stat e o r an y othe r assistance. " Rong o sai d h e bough t th e pro pert y fo r $250,99 9 an d ha s anothe r $50,00 0 sun k int o constructio n s o far . H e pay s $50 0 a wee k interes t o n hi s loan . "Thi s represent s a size abl e investment , s o I hav e t o b e a s clos e t o bein g righ t a s I ca n be. " Res t Beach , formerl y Picni c Tre e Beach , name d fo r ancien t button woods , hasn' t a n exactl y pristin e history — onc e a dump , late r a sit e fo r a slaughte r house . Bu t i t ha s someho w fixe d it s plac e i n island.lore Conside r th e nam e alone— a gentl e pro tes t agains t th e evolutio n o f th e land' s us e a s a plac e t o hav e fun , t o a commodit y t o b e sold . HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R IC E COL D BEE R clams-oyster s lobster-shrim p ston e cra b conc h chomde r conc h fritter s smoke d fis h & shrim p an d mor e Land s En d Villag e Foo t o f Margare t St . Ke y West , Florid a Nea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 234-700 0 CATHEW C • hai r stylin g •electri c razo r repifi r •men' s cosmetic s • hai r colorin g •wholesal e supplie s

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1 2 Ol d Tow n Antique s loe Duva l Sfree f Tortois e Bamboo , Oa k , Chinese , Deco , Jewelry , Wicker , Ewiskets , Pir4 s qn 4 ^ 4 I2i f West Ghosts This Island City lures the visitor with elemental aharmsj the tales of blood and passion^ earthy, open living^ sea and sun. The Isle of Bones seduces something cloistered deep within the tourist. He will never know it stayed behind until he reaches home. The missing part expands a ghostly partial population that inveigles the return from dreary lives of self-discovered artists and adventurers, who never knew what they were meant to he until a piece of spirit was collected as a souvenir by Old Key West. from Again In Complete Steel by Richard Marsh HOUS E fk/ilrin fl24, The &lfa Ifaze & # tradifioml khJ-L fatel. Tranquil, yd Ifyity^nd Vjry tofojf& hH clecoh Com' M I BETTLE' 5 NUf^ER T f f "have mrrfhm far pstio i q4t4m hanging bymcfe u & tytcieMy One of the most magnificent trees in Key West is the enormous Spanish Laurel that juts out before the Paul and Reta Sawyer house at 1029 Fleming Street. Surface roots, the size of a man 's torso, stretch for,two blocks around and are firmly anchored in the three cisterns' of the house. In the last century, another Spanish Laurel of just such proportions grew directly across the street but was brought down by a hurricane. At that time Karl Thompson, five years old, planted a limb from the fallen tree and from this grew the tree we now see. Be was one of five children of a retired Norwegian sea captain who had a grocery store on Eaton Street. A.t 'that time the 1000 block of Fleming Street was far beyond the town limits. i .Another immense Spanish Laurel grows at the corner of Simonton and Baton before the Old Stone Church. MrsMyrtle Houston, who has been a member of the congregation for 70 years, remembers playing under the tree as a little girl. She says that she is sure the tree was already mature during the fire of 1886 which destroyed many buildings, in the area. She also said that there once stood a row of these huge trees along the whole south sideof Southard Street between Simonton Street and Duval. They had all been planted in the mid1800' s by banker John White. A spectacular banyan or fiaus .tree dominates the compound between Canfield Lane and Margaret Street. Mr. Stevenson who's lived below^this tree for many years' said that it must be constantly trimmed back since it drops runners which become new trunks. In this way, the ficus continues to spread and he recalls seeing one in Singapore that covered several acres. The fruit, purplish and edible, is a great favorite of migrating finches and other birds passing through. A piaturesque wild fig tree grows in the center of the First National Bank parking lot at Duval and Front Streets. Mr. Robert Lewis, who has worked years for the city, ten year's for the county and the past twenty-one years for the bank, recalls the large rooming house of Mrs. Cripe which once stood there._ The house burnt down fiftyseven years ago and the tree grew out of the brick cistern which remained. It has been a lovely and familiar sight to Key Westers ever since. CANFIELD LANE FICUS THEE SAWYERS SPANISH LAUREL memorabl e TREE S o f ol d ke y wes t Tex t b y Ji m Coa n Dr y Brus h b y Jerr y Mille r SPANISH LAUREL AT THE OLD STONE

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-t . .1 5 & Zeld a writte n an d illustrate d b y Malcol m Ros s "Eas t Meet s West " migh t wel l appl y t o Cesa r an d Zeld a Catala , a matche d set , tw o bookend s support in g a bundle.o f well-worn , dog eare d anecdote s o f Ol d Ke y Wes t an d Earl y Americana , a pai r o f sal t an d peppe r shakers--simila r i n man y re spects , ye t highl y individua l i n content . Cesa r wa s bor n i n Ke y West , a fourt h generatio n Conc h whos e pater na l grandfathe r wa s a Spanis h diplo ma t a captai n o f th e Cour t o f Customs , comparabl e t o ou r presen t da y Stat e Departmen t sen t t o thi s par t o f th e worl d b y th e Cour t o f Madri d a s a mediato r betwee n Cub a an d Spai n durin g th e tens e time s a t th e beginnin g o f th e Spanish America n "War . Cesar' s grea t grand mothe r o n hi s mother' s sid e cam e t o thes e shore s b y les s glamorou s means , th e victi m o f a shipwreck . Hi s grandmother' s brother , on e Rollin s Pierce , pilote d th e battleshi p Main e fro m Ke y Wes t t o th e hig h sea s an d turne d he r ove r t o he r captain . Histor y note s tha t he r sailin g day s wer e numbere d a t thi s poin t n o faul t o f Mr . Pierce , o f course . Cesar' s memorie s o f growin g u p i n Ke y Wes t ar e o f a n islan d swep t b y hurricanes , a communit y ver y clos e t o th e seas , wit h a railroa d it s onl y lin k t o th e Unite d State s an d a ferr y t o Havan a close r t o Cub a tha n Miam i bot h culturall y an d geographically . Th e key s wer e al l ver y differen t the n remot e an d wil d an d sparsel y populated . Islamorad a wa s stil l "th e purpl e isle" , s o name d becaus e o f it s purpl e hu e whe n approache d b y sea . Thi s colo r wa s du e t o a specie s o f wildflowe r whic h gre w i n profusio n abou t it s shores . A s a prominen t characte r o n th e Ke y Wes t scene , Cesa r na turall y ha s playe d part s i n man y o f th e drama s o f Ol d Ke y West . Fo r fou r year s h e serve d a n ap prenticeshi p i n a Ke y Wes t ciga r factory , holdin g bot h th e position s o f "picker " an d "packer" . A "pick er" , wh o wa s require d t o memoriz e . ove r 15 0 color s o f tobacc o leaves , "picked " ou t th e complete d cigar s accordin g t o color . Th e "packer " the n packe d th e selecte d cigar s an d arrange d the m attractivel y i n •th e box—particularl y th e to p layer . A n interestin g aspec t o f ciga r factor y lif e wa s tha t on e coul d becom e "wel l read " withou t openin g a book . I n th e day s 'befor e radi o an d muza k th e ciga r factorie s em ploye d me n calle d "readers" , wh o rea d alou d i n bot h Englis h an d Span is h everythin g fro m classic s i n worl d literatur e t o newspaper s an d poetr y t o th e ciga r workers . Thi s diversio n wa s o f cours e a grea t boos t t o th e factor y workers ' moral e an d mad e th e earnin g o f th e dail y brea d a littl e les s painful . Sinc e hi s ciga r factor y day s Cesa r ha s turne d t o othe r vocation s suc h a s tha t o f professiona l rhumb a dance r i n bot h Miam i an d Havana . Award s wer e ther e t o b e wo n i n danc e competition s an d Cesa r onc e dance d befor e Cuba n Dictato r Batist a i n Ke y West' s Cuba n Clu b o n Duva l St . A stin t a s a chauffeu r foun d Cesa r behin d th e whee l o f th e firs t automobil e i n Ke y Wes t tha t owne d b y D r Malone y o f Simonto n St. . Pipe s an d drain s becam e hi s com panion s an d anothe r callin g t o maste r wa s tha t o f professiona l plumber . Cesa r di d plum b .wel l an d th e origina l plumbin g cod e fo r th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t wa s co-authore d b y hi m an d anothe r plumber . Th e frontie r o f sola r energ y ha s als o bee n pioneere d b y Mr . Catal a an d h e ha s constructe d sola r heater s fo r severa l house s i n th e city . Cesa r i s als o a n avi d fa n an d accurat e forecaste r whe n i t come s t o tha t loca l spectato r spor t calle d hurrican e tracking. N o statistic s ar e availabl e bu t hi s accurac y i s astounding . A neighbor , Pete r Whelan , say s "Ther e wa s a hurrican e comin g i n lat e September , '75 . I t cam e u p throug h E . Cub a t o ! ^ Orient e an d move d west . A t tha t poin t I wondere d i f i t woul d g o throug h Havan a t o Ke y West . I aske d Cesa r an d h e sai d he' d bee n trackin g hurricane s fo r 2 5 year s an d tha t ther e wa s n o likelihoo d o f tha t an d tha t i t woul d g o much furthe r wes t befor e nort h an d i t di d jus t that. " Cesar' s professe d interest s ar e bird s an d goo d Spanis h cooking. " Hi s interes t i n th e forme r ha s take n suc h variou s form s a s bir d cag e construc tion , on e o f whic h wo n a n awar d a t th e Chicag o World' s Pai r o f 1929 . Thes e cage s ar e generall y crafte d fro m loca l materials , suc h a s "co conu t straws " o r th e har d cente r spine s fro m pal m fronds . Hi s fas cinatio n for . ou r feathere d friend s -als o extend s t o th e imitatio n o f th e call s o f variou s loca l birds . A n amusin g anecdot e i n thi s regar d i s relate d b y Cesa r a s t o ho w a domin o gam e wa s broke n u p b y a n irat e mockin g bir d whic h Cesa r lure d fro m it s tre e int o th e # 3 Fir e Station , A s Cesa r explain s i t h e casuall y gav e th e cal l o f a femal e mockin g bir d i n distres s a s whe n he r broo d i s threatene d b y a snak e o r simila r intruder . A t an y rat e a mockin g bir d suddenl y fle w int o th e Fir e Statio n an d buzze d th e head s o f th e domin o players. . A lat e arriva l o n th e scen e wa s totall y unbelieving . A s th e ma n stoo d scoffin g a t th e stor y an d fannin g himsel f wit h hi s hat , Cesa r repeate d th e bir d call . Apparentl y th e movemen t o f th e ma n fannin g himsel f attracte d th e angr y bir d fo r i t immediatel y fle w dow n fro m it s tre e agai n an d pecke d th e ma n o n th e to p o f hi s bal d head ! It' s difficul t t o sa y wher e Cesar' s fascinatio n fo r cookin g began , bu t n o doub t i t starte d wit h hi s firs t realizatio n a s a n Infan t tha t foo d ca n tast e good ! Naturally , growin g u p i n Ke y West , hi s specialit y i s Spanish-Cuba n Cuisine . I t i s a traditio n i n th e Catal a househol d t o hav e a n ope n hous e fo r abou t thre e day s ever y Christmas . Bot h Cesa r an d Zeld a prepar e fo r thi s even t fo r week s ahead . Th e accent, , o f course , i s Spanis h an d dishe s rangin g fro m bake d ha m t o blac k bean s ar e prepare d i n grea t quantit y an d wit h great,finesse . Cesar' s unusua l metho d o f "iron ing " a Christma s ha m wit h a n electri c iro n t o sea l i n it s juice s s o im presse d on e visito r tha t i t wa s writte n u p i n a norther n newspaper . Othe r tast e delight s aboun d an d ar e equall y sensational . O n th e thir d da y afte r Christ ma s i t i s possibl e t o sto p b y th e hous e an d vie w th e fatigue d pai r i n a stat e o f nea r collaps e surround e d b y mountain s o f dirt y dishe s totall y exhauste d fro m entertainin g th e score s o f friend s wh o hav e stop e d b y t o exten d thei r season' s greet ings . Cookin g fo r th e multitude s ha s neve r bee n a proble m i n thi s house hol d an d i n earlie r time s Cesa r an d Zeld a hav e combine d thei r talent s t o cate r larg e dinner s som e i n exces s o f 10 0 person s an d particularl y fo r Nav y functions . I n preparin g fo r on e such'affai r Cesa r wa s cautione d tha t amoun g othe r loca l dignitaries , th e Admira l wh o wa s commandan t a t For t Taylo r woul d b e i n attendanc e an d tha t h e an d hi s ulcer s wer e extremel y difficul t t o please . Ignorin g thi s warnin g Cesar , a s hea d chef , wen t ahea d wit h preparation s fo r a fin e Cuba n mea l wit h molletes , blac k bean s an d othe r typica l dishes . Nothin g coul d dete r Cesa r o r mak e hi m alte r hi s plans . x/y t / Finall y a t th e dinner , Zeld a i n a n elevent h hou r gestur e t o aver t disaster , kicke d unde r th e tabl e a t Cesa r wh o wa s ladlin g ou t th e blac k bean s an d dolin g ou t th e molletes . Ignorin g he r again , h e heape d th e blac k bean s hig h an d ploppe d th e larges t mollet e o n th e Admiral' s plate . Zeld a gritte d he r teet h an d prepare d fo r th e worst . Wha t reac tio n woul d th e Admiral' s ulce r take ? I t wa s he r shock, however , i n a shor t tim e t o se e th e Admira l bac k i n lin e fo r seconds ! Cesar' s strengt h an d physica l enduranc e ar. e almos t legendar y i n Ke y West . Onc e Cesa r pitche d a doubl e heade r o f 1 8 inning s agains t th e Tamp a Brown s -whe n h e wa s 1 4 year s old ! Anothe r inciden t fro m earlie r day s involve d a n automobil e acciden t i n whic h a youn g gir l wa s pinne d beneat h th e wheel s o f th e vehicle . Cesar' s reactio n tim e wa s muc h quick e r tha n mos t wh o woul d hav e sough t th e ai d o f a jac k o r othe r mechanica l mean s t o hois t th e heav y car . Wit h hi s bar e hand s h e slowl y raise d th e ca r bod y an d allowe d th e gir l t o b e pulle d to ' safety . Anothe r episod e i n Ke y Wes t histor y whic h calle d upo n thevher culea n strengt h o f Cesar , centere d about'th e fir e whic h destroye d th e ol d Baptis t Church , a beautifu l land mar k whic h ohce.sto.o d a t th e corne r o f Eato n an d Baham a Streets . ( A ne w structur e o f les s classi c proportion s no w stand s o n th e sam e site* ) A s ha d happene d numerou s time s i n th e past th e nigh t sk y ove r Ke y Wes t too k o n a distinctiv e re d glow . T o thos e wh o ha d see n th e glo w i t coul d mea n bu t on e thin g fire ! Al l volunteer s includin g Cesa r wer e quickl y o n th e scen e alon g wit h th e Ke y Wes t an d Nav y fir e brigades . Th e Baptis t Churc h wa s ver y muc h afir e an d th e ol d woode n structur e whic h ha d survive d hurricane s an d othe r natura l shock s wa s goin g fast . I t soo n becam e clea r tha t th e buildin g wa s doome d an d furthe r effort s t o sav e i t migh t prov e fruitles s Suddenly , Cesa r notice d tha t th e railing s an d porc h timber s o f th e hous e next t o th e church , owne d b y painte r an d frien d Eugen e Ott o wer e startin g t o smok e an d catc h fir e fro m th e intense.heat . Withou t s o muc h a s a "B y you r leave " Cesa r grabbe d th e fir e hos e awa y fro m th e fou r me n wh o ha d bee n trainin g i t o n th e burnin g churc h an d directe d th e extremel y heav y piec e o f equipmen t a t th e smolderin g porches . Th e incredulou s stare s and ' remark s o f th e onlooker s an d fir e fighter s wer e countere d b y Cesar' s classi/ c shout : "That' s a Conch' s hous e that' s o n fire ! Le t Go d tak e car e o f Hi s .Church! " Well , Mr . Ott o too k car e o f Cesa r an d presente d hi m wit h a cas e o f Pedr o Domecqu e brand y th e nex t day . I n contras t t o Cesar , Zelda 1 s origin s ar e wester n an d WASP . He r earl y memorie s ar e o f norther n Cal iforni a an d Oregon , a lan d o f Indian s an d loggin g flumes . Althoug h a bor n Californian , Zeld a wa s take n i n b y grandparent s a t fou r year s o f ag e an d raise d o n a n Orego n ranch . Bot h grandparent s wer e fro m Missour i an d ha d com e wes t b y differen t mean s he r grandmothe r havin g crosse d th e plain s asa chil d o n th e Orego n Trai l an d he r grandfathe r havin g com e aroun d "th e Horn " b y shi p t o th e wester n frontier . A s a chil d Zeld a hear d storie s o f th e seve n mont h crossin g o f th e plain s i n a covere d wagon , th e hardships , th e los s o f tw o sister s an d a brothe r i n India n attacks . Th e famil y whic h ha d starte d ou t wit h 20 0 hea d o f cattl e an d 'som e degre e o f affluence.arrive d penniles s an d wit h on e yearlin g a t thei r destinatio n i n Portland , Oregon ! . He r grandfather , o n th e othe r hand , ha d bee n a schoo l teache r an d lef t Missour i a t 2 7 year s o f ag e wit h "lun g fever"(today' s tuber culosis ) an d si x month s t o live . H e arrived'i n Sa n Francisc o whe n mu d wa s kne e dee p i n th e streets . Hi s "lun g fever " someho w disappeare d i n th e fres h wester n ai r an d th e ex-teacher , ranche r an d schoo l superintenden t live d wel l int o hi s 80's . Zeld a an d he r forebear s hav e fel t a closenes s t o th e 16t h presi den t o f th e Unite d State s an d rightl y so . He r grandfather' s brothe r ha d serve d as . a "scribe" , o r secretary , t o Lincoln , bu t durin g th e day s whe n he r grandfathe r wa s a chil d o n th e Missouri-Illinoi s borde r i t wa s hi s fascinatio n t o si t ato p a rai l fenc e an d yel l "Hoora y fo r Abraha m Lincoln! " a t th e Unio n troop s wh o rod e b y o n maneuvers . On e da y whe n h e yelle d "Hoora y fo r Abraha m Lincoln!" , on e o f th e rider s o n a larg e blac k hors e pulle d awa y fro m th e other s an d reine d u p b y th e startle d boy . Th e ride r leane d ove r i n th e saddl e an d hande d th e bo y tw o pennie s an d i t wa s the n tha t h e realize d tha t th e ride r wa s non e othe r tha n Lincol n himself ! Th e pennie s ar e stil l th e family' s treasur e an d the ' recountin g o f thi s inciden t i n a n essa y wo n Zeld a a n awar d i n a statewid e Orego n competitio n i n 19 2 4 . Th e awar d turne d ou t t o b e a coppe r replic a o f a Lincol n penn y abou t fiv e inche s i n diamete r an d weighin g abou t tw o pounds ! Zelda 1 s reaso n fo r endin g u p i n Ke y Wes t i s simpl e enough . 2 8 year s ag o sh e cam e her e wit h a suitcas e plannin g o n stayin g fo r a two-wee k vacation . Th e win d ble w th e '"wil l resum e classe s i n tw o weeks " sig n fro m he r ceramic s studi o doo r i n Californi a befor e sh e mad e i t bac k wes t year s later . Jus t wha t part . Cesa r playe d i n thi s dram a i s un certain . Th e environmen t whic h Cesa r an d Zeld a hav e create d fo r themselve s ou t o f a onc e condemne d cottag e i s no t onl y liveabl e bu t visuall y ver y attractive. . Decorator s an d antiqu e dealer s hav e "oohe d an d ahed " ove r thei r collectio n o f wicke r (som e o f Spanis h origin ) an d th e assortmen t o f artifact s an d antique s o f Ol d Ke y West . Som e hav e eve n trie d t o bu y whol e room s bu t th e answe r i s alway s th e same : "It' s no t fo r sale . It' s ou r home. " A s Ke y Wes t i s fro m th e se a s o i s Cesa r an d Zelda' s hous e fro m Ke y Wes t an d th e sea . A n analysi s o f th e deco r read s lik e a histor y o f th e island . Her e amon g driftwoo d tha t i s s o beautifu l i t look s mor e lik e sculp tur e ar e artifact s fro m th e day s o f th e sailin g ship s wate r cask s an d buckets , a se t o f ove r 20 0 "dead eyes" * (rangin g i n siz e fro m abou t eigh t inche s i n diamete r t o th e siz e o f a dime ) fro m th e sailin g shi p "Nonpareil" , whic h wa s broke n u p i n Ke y West . Memento s fro m Ke y West' s cigar makin g er a aboun d a leathe r slun g ciga r maker' s chair , ciga r molds , a tobacc o croc k whic h wa s use d I n th e ciga r factorie s t o kee p th e tobacc o leave s moist . Here , too , ar e desk s fro m th e firs t schoo l i n Ke y West , th e Ke y Wes t Fre e School . Hidde n amon g Zelda' s collectio n o f coppe r ar e tw o coppe r hangin g kerosen e lamp s fro m th e coache s o n Flagler' s railroad . Her e hang s a ha t whic h Cesa r wor e a t th e openin g o f th e Cas a Marin a abou t 1919 . A gra y streaked , whit e marbl e tabl e to p wa s onc e a fixtur e i n th e Res t Beac h slaughterhouses . Everywhere , i s somethin g func tiona l o r decorativ e mad e fro m a piec e o f a n ol d Ke y Wes t buildin g a candelabru m an d a crech e mad e fro m turne d porc h ballusters , floor s o f Baham a pin e whic h wer e originall y par t of ' St . Joseph' s Catholi c School , a cabine t mad e fro m shutter s t o th e ol d Conven t o f Mar y Immaculate . tetf'/m -hkcto

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_1 6 Cypres s i s everywhere , th e woo d o f a n antiqu e pi e saf e gleamin g softl y •i n th e subdue d light , it s finis h Cesar' s secre t formul a mad e fro m th e sa p o f th e gumb o limb o an d othe r indigenou s trees . Th e Baham a pin e tabl e whic h i s polishe d t o a glass lik e finis h wa s onc e th e doo r t o a n ol d Ke y Wes t drugstore . A cypres s aquariu m fille d wit h fis h an d othe r glas s bauble s wa s onc e a lighte d sig n fro m anothe r Ke y Wes t store . Here , too , ar e suc h od d piece s a s a pai r o f candlestick s use d a t funeral s an d calle d "coffi n lights" , a bras s oi l lanter n carrie d b y th e slave s t o ligh t th e wa y fo r carriages , a n unusua l rattan-lik e crawfis h trap , fro m th e Virgi n Islands , a beautifu l strin g o f woo d float s fro m a turtl e net , Cesar' s ornat e be d whic h wa s onc e slep t I n b y Cuba n patriot , Jos e Marti . Evidenc e o f Cesar' s artistr y i s everywher e evident . A cabine t whic h h e fashione d fro m a n ol d pigeo n coop , chandelier s mad e fro m wrough t iro n piece s an d broke n demijohns , a collec tio n o f porcelai n dol l head s fro m digging s a t Res t Beach . Th e lis t i s endles s 3 bu t everywher e i s beauty , th e beauty"o f natura l wood , th e mellowe d beaut y o f a n antique . On e thin g whic h I t i s no t possibl e t o fin d here , however , i s curtains . Zeld a doesn' t lik e the m an d feel s sh e doesn' t hav e anythin g t o hid e any way ! Frame d i n a cypres s pane l fro m a doo r t o th e ol d Conven t o f Mar y Immaculat e i s a 20 0 yea r ol d glaze d Spanis h til e bearin g th e Imag e o f a leapin g deer . Th e til e wa s brough t fro m Spai n a s a gif t t o Zeld a fro m Paulin e Hemingway , th e writer' s secon d wife . Zeld a an d Paulin e ha d man y inter est s i n commo n antique s an d drift woo d amon g the m an d durin g Pauline' s sta y i n Ke y Wes t th e tw o becam e ver y goo d friends . Zeld a recalls , however , onl y on e encounte r wit h Hemingwa y himself . Th e tw o wome n an d a frien d ha d spen t a n activ e mornin g beach combin g an d th e sensibl e thin g seeme d t o b e t o hav e lunc h a t th e hous e o n Whitehea d Street . Th e carrag e hous e wher e Hemingwa y di d mos t o f hi s wor k wa s undergoin g repair s an d a s the y entere d th e kitche n Zeld a notice d Hemingwa y writin g a t th e kithe n tabl e surrounde d b y thre e o f fou r sleepin g cats . " "Ernest , woul d yo u lik e som e lunch? " hi s wif e asked . Th e nex t soun d whic h cam e t o Zelda' s startle d ear s wa s somethin g lik e a combinatio n betwee n a groa n an d a lou d grunt . Th e response , whic h Mrs . Hemingwa y interprete d a s negativ e wa s delivere d withou t a brea k i n hi s longhan d o r lookin g u p fro m hi s work . Paulin e prepare d lunc h whic h th e thre e o f the m at e i n a corne r o f th e kitche n withou t disturbin g th e creativ e proces s o r th e sleepin g cats.Th e practic e o f voodo o is , o f course , no t unknow n i n Ke y West . Ther e ar e man y wh o scof f a t it s allege d power s an d probabl y equall y a s man y wh o believ e i n i t and/o r respec t i t th e wa y on e woul d respec t a poise d scorpion . Th e objec t o f thi s anecdot e i s no t t o pu t dow n th e prac tic e o r offen d it s followers . I t i s merel y a n accoun t o f th ( e reactio n o f individual s t o a situation . I I I t seems*tha t a numbe r o f year s ag o som e stranger s move d int o th e hous e a t th e bac k en d o f th e lan e (o r "Th e Alley" , a s i t i s know n affectionatel y t o it s residents ) -wher e th e Catala s live . I t soo n becam e clea r afte r attempt s a t friend shi p tha t thes e ne w peopl e di d no t wis h t o mi x wit h th e Cohen s o r othe r resident s o f th e lane . I t wa s re marke d tha t ther e wer e strang e coming s an d going s ther e a t al l hour s o f th e night , tha t gun s ha d bee n see n an d suspicio n wa s rif e tha t somethin g the music lows choke SWIFT' S 42 3 Duva l St . Ke y West , Fl . 3304 0 Phon e 296-857 6 100 A Kenwood s K R 240 0 receive r $219.9 5 Garrard s 440 M Change r 114.8 5 UHralinear s Fantasti c 100A/ S 240.0 0 Regula r pric e $574.8 0 Th e Magician s Pric e 397.9 0 SAV E $176.9 0 Ca n yo u believ e power , sensitivit y respons e an d clas s fo r unde r $400.00 . Well , w e didn' t believ e i t eithe r unti l th e Magicia n o f Swift' s opene d ou r eyes! ! He' s pu t th e widel y acclaime d Kan woo d K R 240 0 receiver , a ful l siz e receive r de liverin g 3 2 watt s (RMS ) int o a n eigh t oh m load , includin g th e Kenwoo d qualit y an d depend abilit y togethe r wit h Garrard s recor d breakin g 440 M recor d change r an d Ultralinear s 3-wa y 10 0 A/Speake r systems . Th e 100-A' s incorpor at e a complet e circui t protectio n syste m whic h wil l cu t th e speake r of f i f anythin g goe s wron g befor e damagin g th e speake r whic h let s ultralin ea r fee l a t eas e whe n the y offe r a 5-yea r war rant y o n al l part s an d labor . Th e Kenwoo d re ceive r give s yo u 2 year s part s an d labo r an d o f course , th e explosive , clea r distinctio n o f qual it y sound s whe n thes e 3 component s ar e play e d together . Loo k a t th e price . Afte r listenin g t o Hi-F i system s suc h a s thi s you' d expec t t o pa y wa y ove r thi s $397.90 . Th e Magicia n o f Swift' * price s thi s a t $397.90 . Bu t the n wha t i s h e ther e for? ? H e get s yo u H i fidelity, qual it y components , fantasti c sound s an d a pric e yo u ca n afford ! Unbelievabl e !! ! I f singl e pla y turntable s ar e wha t yo u want ; don' t worr y — Th e Magicia n ha s though t o f yo u fo r onl y $2 1 extra . Th e Son y PS11 0 bel t driv e angl e pla y syste m i t fo r yo u "fishy " wa s goin g on . Wha t wa s "goin g on " wa s uncertai n bu t th e alley' s resident s ha d n o intentio n o f lettin g i t interfere.wit h thei r live s an d the y develope d a blas e bu t watchfu l atti tud e toward s th e ne w neighbors . I n a shor t tim e certai n un friendl y act s becam e difficul t t o overlook . Som e people , particularl y Cesa r an d Zelda , whos e hous e wa s directl y adjacen t t o th e neighbors , notice d o n numerou s occasion s strang e object s i n thei r yards , o n thei r porche s o r unde r thei r home s bundle s o f strang e weeds , part s o f chickens , charre d oil-soake d rag s tha t looke d a s i f the y ha d onc e bee n ignited . A curiou s heart-shape d lob e o f a cactu s wa s im pale d o n a spik e a t th e en d o f th e lane . Someon e sai d tha t thi s wa s a voodo o char m designe d .t o kil l al l th e people , i n th e alley . Suspicio n le d t o annoyance . Th e las t straw.occurre d on e after noo n whe n neighbor s ha d gathere d i n a backyar d fo r a birthda y party . Th e cak e an d ic e crea m ha d barel y bee n passed-ou t whe n acrid , foul-smellin g smok e fille d th e alle y an d sen t peopl e runnin g fo r wate r t o bath e thei r eyes . I t wa s n o surpris e tha t th e sourc e o f th e smok e wa s th e hous e a t th e en d o f th e lane . Th e untimel y en d o f th e part y an d th e disappoint men t o f al l attendin g no t t o men tio n th e 1 5 yea r ol d gir l whos e birth da y i t wa s cause d Zelda' s ange r t o flar e an d he r min d starte d workin g o n a pla n o f mischief . Donnin g a blac k raincoa t wit h hoo d whic h wa s s o larg e i t dragge d o n th e groun d an d fillin g on e o f th e pocket s wit h crumble d Cuba n bread , Zeld a too k a quantit y o f Blu e Chee r laundr y detergen t an d a lighte d seve n tape r candlestic k an d heade d fo r th e alley . Wildl y gesticulatin g an d mutterin g som e unintelligibl e sound s sh e se t dow n th e candlestic k i n fron t o f th e gat e o f th e hous e in . question . .Repeatin g he r incantatio n sh e carefull y sifte d th e Blu e Chee r i n straigh t line s acros s th e alle y a t abou t thre e foo t intervals . The n re turnin g t o th e gat e an d pickin g u p th e candlestic k sh e too k fro m he r pocke t th e crumb s o f Cuba n brea d an d scattere d the m (wit h appropriat e syllables ) ont o th e are a i n fron t o f th e gate . SVic e o f b br d "lan d 10 0 FRON T STREE T UOS ) UWU KE Y WEST , Fl , 1SH 9 Well , apparentl y som e peopl e tak e thei r voodo o ver y seriousl y fo r sud denl y Zeld a wa s attacke d b y th e occupant s o f th e house . Th e ensuin g battl e attracte d neighbor s wh o man age d t o brea k u p th e fight . Zeld a mad e goo d he r escape , an d th e nex t mornin g a s th e alle y watched , th e unfriendl y neighbor s "hoppe d lik e kangaroos " dow n th e lan e tryin g t o avoi d th e line s o f Blu e Cheer . Upse t b y th e attac k o n Zelda , th e alle y resident s urge d he r t o pres s charge s agains t th e offensiv e neigh boor . Charge s wer e subsequentl y presse d an d everyon e i n th e alle y wen t t o court . Th e offendin g part y wa s roundl y fine d an d th e resultin g tria l wit h Conch s an d Miam i lawyer s 'turne d ou t predictabl e t o b e on e o f th e mor e entertainin g episode s o f Ke y Wes t courtroo m history . Cesa r occasionall y make s od d shor t yelp s i n hi s slee p "Aiyee ! Hiyee!! " whic h use d t o startl e Zelda , bu t sh e say s it' s nothin g t o worr y about . He' s drivin g cattle . I n hi s dream s h e goe s bac k t o th e day s o f hi s yout h whe n cattl e wer e unloade d fro m boat s a t th e nort h en d o f th e island , the n ru n throug h th e street s o f tow n t o th e Res t Beac h pen s a t th e othe r sid e o f th e island . Al l thi s i s gone.now , o f course , an d onl y i n som e folks ' memor y o r i n dream s ca n i t b e recaptured . Perhap s thi s i s tru e 'o f Ol d Ke y Wes t a s well . I FEATURIN G TH E WORLD' S FINES T FRENC H & DANIS H IC E CREA M Becaus e w e fee l tha t eatin g Ic e Crea m i s a n exper ienc e t o b e savore d w e hav e spare d n o difficult y i n bringin g yo u th e world' s finest . Yo u ma y hav e t o wai t a littl e longer , g o a littl e furthe r an d spen d a littl e mor e bu t don' t yo u fee l you'r e wort h it ? W e do! ! ******** * Wha t i s a Creation ? Wha t i s a Battl e Ship ? Wha t i s a Su n Burst ? Wha t i s a 5< f Coke ? (Gues s wher e yo u ca n fin d out. ) ******** * Thi s car d entitle s beare r t o on e FRE E ol d fashione d fountai n Coc a Col a o r on e FRE E son g o n ou r antiqu e Nicolodea n wit h AN Y purchase . ******** * Cesar' s Recip e fo r Mollete s •tha t Please d th e Admira l (Amoun t o f ingredient s dependin g o n numbe r o f mollete s t o b e made. ) Selec t fro m a goo d butche r a quantit y o f th e maripos a o r flan k stea k cu t o f beef , ha m an d por k an d hav e thi s groun d o n th e # 2 grind . (Th e mea t i s useles s i f groun d fine r o r coarse r tha n th e #2.) Pu t th e groun d mea t alon g wit h tomatoes , peppers , onion s an d garli c clove s (choppe d fine ) an d oliv e oi l int o a kettl e an d simme r fo r on e day . Whe n don e cu t stuffe d gree n olive s int o ring s an d ad d t o th e pot . Strai n thi s mixtur e an d sav e th e juice. . Cu t a loa f o f Cuba n brea d (with ou t th e twis t dow n th e back ) int o four.sections . Wit h a knif e remov e a smal l triangl e fro m on e en d o f eac h sectio n an d pu t aside . Hollo w ou t th e insid e o f eac h sectio n wit h a n Ice d te a spoon . Pu t tw o raisin s i n th e bac k en d o f eac h hollowe d sectio n an d stuf f fa t wit h th e mea t filling , placin g tw o mor e raisin s i n th e middl e an d tw o a t th e othe r end . (Mor e raisin s mak e a differenc e i n th e flavor ) Replac e triangles . Di p stuffe d mollete s int o juic e save d • fro m mea t mixture . (Thi s ste p i s im portan t a s i t seal s th e raollete an d keep s i t ligh t i n texture. ) Di p eac h mollet e int o beate n egg s an d dee p fr y i n lard . Zelda' s Recip e fo r Blac k Beans : ( Th e Cuban ' consu l sai d "Th e bes t blac k bean s h e ha d eve r eaten." ) Saut e i n abou t tw o cup s oliv e oil ; on e mediu m gree n pepper , tw o mediu m onion s an d on e whol e bul b o f garli c choppe d fine . Boi l tw o pound s o f blac k bean s wit h sal t until , the y star t t o spli t open . Ad d th e othe r ingredient s an d simme r unti l th e bean s becom e cream y ( a lon g time) . Remov e on e cu p o f beans , mas h wit h a for k an d retur n t o pot . (Thi s thicken s th e mixture. ) Enjoy . Come , Sample , Enjoy ? 52 8 Fbon t Stree t 54 0 Green e Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Ove r 10 0 uniqu e Fragrance s — beautifull y packaged ! Fin e Cosmetics , Sun , an d After-Su n Products Mod e fro m hig h concentration s o f Alo e extrac t i n ou r ow n loborotrv i n Ke y West...wher e th e Alo e grows . XOU AK WCICOME TO WATC H OUR tdtOBATCU Y A t WORK ? Also : Milemarlce r 82 . Islamorada .

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1 8 0 0 c r Le t m e tak e thi s opportunit y t o than k Solare s Hill, Bil l Hucke l an d associate s fo r gettin g thi s fin e pape r togethe r again . It' s bee n aroun d of f an d o n fo r th e fiv e year s I'v e bee n i n busines s here . It' s bee n enjoyabl e thi s way . Hop e t o se e i t aroun d a lo t more . I sa y thi s almos t o n th e ev e o f m e leavin g tow n again . Fo r thre e years , Jane t an d I staye d i n Ke y Wes t an d didn' t g o an y farthe r nort h tha n Stoc k Island . Th e las t tw o year s we'v e bee n draw n t o th e roa d an d hav e bee n i n an d ou t mos t o f th e time . Fo r thos e o f yo u tha t d o busines s wit h us , w e kno w ou r custo m wor k ha s dwindle d o f late . Bu t w e wil l b e aroun d fo r man y years . I n ou r sho p now , w e hav e othe r people' s wor k a s wel l an d ca n hav e man y thing s custo m made . A s I'l l b e travelin g thi s summe r an d pla n o n havin g th e sho p ope n mos t o f th e time , I wil l b e sendin g man y qualit y item s a s I fin d them . A s we'r e travelin g Ke y Wes t i s alway s wit h u s an d th e islan d i s alway s eas y t o spea k of . A s always , than k yo u Ke y West . feo CREATIV E DESIG N META L SCULPTURE j INTERIO R * EXTERIO R FURNISHING S FUNCTIONA L AR T & JEWELR Y •••••••••••••••••••«••••••••••••«•*••••••••••••••••••••••••• • STUDI O WORKSHO P — GALLER Y META L SCULPTUR E W E D O CUSTO M WOR K COM E I N AN D WATC H U S PRINTING S PHOTOGRAPH Y GRAPHIC S "TIME " Time is just another way to stop We start dying the day we are born. What happens in between. Is what we must learn. To learn you must be taught This is how you form what you are, Or thought you wanted to be Bring yourself to what you mean, Fulfill your life. Your dream. In fulfillment will you give Take way or lie still in that lost thing, That is time! That word again Witt it never stop, No not even to give you some In order that you may do that Which you have never done, To be on time is to be late For time is absolute It brings you there and takes you away. Time is lost with what we say Time is heard with each passing day. I will listen if you must bring it forth, And give you time to lose, Not to hide what we must find. Time is forever lost, No matter what you have found. BRASS-COPPER-SILVER-IRO N WOR K W E SPECIALIZ E I N CUSTO M WOR K COM E I N AN D TAL K T O U S |I O 1 0 MOS T O F TH E TIM E O R CAL L 296-924 3 AN D WE'L L GLADL Y MAK E A N APPOINTMEN T A T YOU R CONVENIENC E THI S I S OU R STUDIO , WORKSHOP , GALLERY , an d HOM E SWEE T HOME . 53 2 DUVA L STREE T I f You'r e lookin g fo r somethin g t o d o o n th e thir d an d fourt h o f April , a uniqu e Fle a Marke t an d Collector' s Show , tak e i n TH E WRECKER' S SPRIN G SALVAG E SAL E TREASURE S AN D TRIFLES an d on e 23-foo t Cuba n hull . A refuge e boa t tha t brough t 1 4 retugee s t o thi s islan d wil l b e fo r sale . 80 9 Eato n Street . Th e corne r o f Willia m an d Eaton . Apri l 3 an d 4 , al l day . Man y item s a t thi s fle a market . Refreshments , too . P.S . We'l l b e there , too . 0 _ 0 0 0 C L 0 c r o o Q 0 _ o ; 0 a star / 3 bedroo m % conc h h A H complet« 4 new plumbing . ourrairH y cen f igur» 4 separat e m&tefis . converte d •famil y hoos e comparabl e It) fl&lGnC&rnoCEl y Cal l Lyn n William*/ ^ 2^4-507 7 an 4 fil^fon c th e sfat e . Al l strocfura l repair s Lyn n William s 4 1 3I 3 WILLIA M 5 T FOR 5AL E ELIZABET H 5 T SAL E by Robert Vaughn You said, 'all the way. Key West for Warren Lowe Slogans and early loves slide through the mind As if the mind were time. Bojangles dances soft-shoe o~n the edge, he to whom it seems impossible to say, goodbye. He smiles at every diatribe and figureheads eaeh bow beyond Rebeooa, walks behind me on Duval eomes tapping through the folksongs of the born pretender to the common tune. If we go all the way will that wandering Spade dance us baak To where our Love lies buried on the Rock. Or will he turn his back above Chinchorro where the reef is sharp enough to slice a minor third. This morning I suspect he 's everywhere we go forever And that our feet will beat his time at Valpariso or at Valladolid. SHEL L WAREHOUS E A facinatin g worl d o f Se a Shell s locate d i n Ke y West' s ol d Ic e Hous e i n M a I lory ) lare . Trul y a grea t attraction . Tift ' Squ < from The Village Post 1970

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20 . c West is probably b y Thurlo w Wee d Ther e i s Ke y Wes t wit h Mallor y Doc k a t sunset , an d th e Pelica n path , an d ther e use d t o b e th e Midget . Bu t the n ther e i s Marrakec h wit h th e Plac e Djema a e l Pna , whic h mean s "Concours e o f Sinners" , wit h snake charmers , story-tellers j an d wate r sellers . An d Londo n wit h th e Bake r Stree t sto p o n th e Elephan t an d Castl e subwa y line . An d nort h o f Londo n ther e i s Hull , wit h a stree t calle d Th e Lan d o f Gree n Ginger . Abov e almos t everythin g els e ther e i s Rome , wit h th e medieva l house s an d cobble d street s o f Rion e Ponte , wit h Piazz a Navona , wit h Campidoglio , an d wit h mor e delight s an d realit y tha n an y cit y morall y shoul d have . An d ther e ar e lot s o f othe r places , suc h a s Regensbur g wit h th e Gothi c cathedra l whic h ha s a statu e o f th e Devi l inside , an d als o on e o f hi s Grandmother . Suc h a s Naple s wit h Brownia n Motio n instea d o f traffi c , an d St . Cyr , an d Vallauris , an d Mintl a Mintlaw , an d lot s o f othe r places . K W i s standin g helplessl y b y whil e plan s ar e mad e t o conver t gran d architectur e int o parkin g lots , an d sometime s no t havin g i t happe n afte r all . K W i s million s o f worm s inchin g franticall y dow n th e polnclan a a t dawn , wit h migratin g warbler s gettin g ther e first . K W i s tryin g t o decid e whic h plac e serve s th e bes t picadillo , an d the n tryin g eac h on e again , an d again , an d again , an d ... . " • K W i s a one-ma n show . . Her e everythin g i s individua l excep t thos e thing s tha t matter . K W i s seein g FO R SAL E sign s litterin g wha t littl e i s lef t o f natura l beauty , an d knowin g ful l wel l ther e i s nothin g yo u ca n d o t o sto p it , shor t of buyin g i t yourself , whic h yo u can' t d o becaus e yo u ar e lea n i n purse . K W i s wher e "no " mean s "yes " mean s "yes " wher e an d wher e "I'l l An d ther e i s stil l Ke y West , wit h well , Ke y Wes t i_s _ Mor e tha n has . Wha t i s Ke y West ? Ke y Wes t i s bullfigh t musi c tryin g t o ge t ou t o f you r neighbor' s radio . K W i s th e gingerbrea d vanishin g befor e th e ruin s coo l afte r a bi g fire . try " usuall y turn s ou t t o mea n "no" . K W i s usin g th e lawnmowe r o n th e milde w i n th e close t afte r th e rain . K W i s hearin g liv e Mozar t quartet s i n a*restauran t pati o whil e truck s chang e gear s outside . K W i s watchin g on e o f thos e snak y kite s nea r Harbo r Hous e suicid e int o a tree . K W i s watchin g a ver y ol d lady , wh o ca n barel y walk , crossin g a thunder in g arteria l stree t ever y da y o n he r can e t o fee d a neglecte d do g o n th e othe r side . 1 valid '/> K W i s .wher e som e maintai n tha t DePo o \ Hospita l i s th e bes t reatauran t i n {town . K W i s th e bac k roo m a t th e bodega , • especiall y o n Saturda y afternoon . K W i s dog-pack s i n th e earl y mornin g streets , an d discoverin g tha t the y ar e friendly . K W i s Cay o Hues o Transit , th e Gus-gua , chucklin g throug h th e town . Bu s passenger s onc e looke d grim ; no w the y smile . K W i s hearin g th e leap-fro g effec t o f crowin g chickens , ho w i t start s 'wa y • . ove r there , passe s lou d throug h here , an d subside s faintl y 'wa y of f tha t way . K W i s wher e i f somethin g ca n possibl y g o wrong , i t won't ; bu t sur e thing s generall y hav e a whee l com e of f some wher e . ' K W i s plantin g tende r tomat o vine s i n Decembe r an d th e nex t mornin g findin g a chicke n famil y scratchin g fo r roache s there . Yo u chas e the m awa y an d replant . Th e nex t da y i t ma y b e a duck . K W i s swattin g somethin g o n you r nec k an d findin g ou t i t wa s a termite . K W i s plantin g frui t tree s insid e you r wal l b y on e rak e handle' s length , plu s on e foot . K W i s th e parrot comin g ove r eac h sunset . Ther e ar e som e wh o sa y tha t i t squawks , bu t w e al l kno w tha t hi s win g need s oiling . K W i s a huddl e o f Cit y Pigeon s thwap pin g ou t o f th e bel l towe r a t St . Paul' s a s Jo e Low e begin s t o pla y th e carillon . I t i s als o standin g aroun d Duva l St . o n Sunda y mornin g a t nin e whil e h e play s fanfares . K W i s tryin g t o explai n Ke y Wes t t o outsiders , wha t i t i s abou t here , an d wonderin g why . K W i s th e bes t plac e t o com e bac k t o now . K W i s tryin g t o remembe r a person' s rea l name , instea d o f wha t everyon e call s him , whil e lookin g i n th e phon e book . K W i s wher e yo u ca n ope n a chees e stor e o n al l th e moon s you'v e bee n promised , an d the n sometime s havin g th e moo n itself , agains t al l expec tations , presente d t o you . K W i s wher e you'r e desperat e t o ge t awa y fro m an d can' t wai t t o ge t bac k to . K W i s wher e th e rule s ar e seldo m enforced , wher e th e tradition s usuall y are , an d wher e peopl e tel l yo u eithe r everythin g o r nothing . I t i s useles s t o wonde r abou t that . Neve r tr y t o explai n it . K W i s watchin g winterin g Vulture s circl e ove r th e are a know n a s Middl e Spring . Tha t i s wher e th e bu s statio n is , an d othe r neighborin g buildings . Wh y d o Vulture s s o ofte n circl e jus t there ? Ai r currents ? K W i s wher e a lo t o f peopl e coul d b e name d b y name , bu t don' t wan t t o be . Thi s ma y wel l includ e you. . K W i s goin g t o th e sunse t an d bein g blinde d b y th e sta r performer . Unfortunately , sunset s mus t b e witnesse d fro m th e east . K W i s th e soun d o f th e conc h shel l bein g blown , a phenomeno n notice d mostl y b y strangers . K W i s no t par t o f th e Rea l World . I f yo u don' t believ e it , g o t o Marathon , t o Miami , o r eve n t o Bangko k (a s som e hav e done) . Whe n yo u ge t bac k you'l l fin d tha t Ke y Wes t i s mor e rea l tha n yo u ha d thought . K W i s abou t lik e an y othe r smal l tow n — differen t fro m an y other . An d yet , afte r a while , yo u begi n t o thin k tha t Ke y Wes t i s probabl y vali d afte r all . e Weartiouse 51 2 Duva l Stree t A t th e wearhous e ladie s wil l fin d today' s fines t fashion s a t ver y excitin g prices . Ou r mott o "Ever y Da y I s Sal e Day " i s mean t t o tel l yo u tha t w e kee p ou r price s lo w fo r yo u ever y da y o f th e year , withou t sacrificin g . th e qualit y o f ou r fashio n selec ' , tions . \ c th e uppe r cru/ t inbernabiona l gournnQ t -/ho p frenc h brea d bake d Js l Gourme t Gadget s ^ Chees e f Win e Ope n |O:«£o £:^odail y pnda y an< i *5afor
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2 2 DONAL D OtEAB Y ANTIQUE S DUVAL . TH E SANDWIC H DEC K .I'JM . TH E SANDWIC H DECK : KE Y WEST' S MOS T DELIGHTFU L PATI O CAFE , SECLUDE D AN D QUIE T WIT H A N ADDITIONA L AI R CONDITIONE D ROO M FO R YOU R COMFORT i TH E SANDWIC H DEC K 12 4 DUVA L STREE T Ki Y WES T phon e 294-767 7 We'r e loade d wit h book s bi g books , littl e books , beautifu l books . •53 H Flemin g Stree t 296-908 9 COMMO N RETIREES ' IMPAC T O N TH E COMMUNIT Y SENS E b y Gi l Ryde r Economi c Impact : S o man y peopl e thin k o f th e retiree s a s jus t ol d impoverishe d beggar s bu t thi s i s jus t no t th e ease . Socia l Securit y pay ment s t o th e ove r 6 5 group , wh o ar e re sident s o f th e are a include d i n Zi p Cod e 3304 0 (Ke y Wes t t o Saddl e Bunch) , amount e d t o $11,092,00 0 yearly , accordin g t o 197 4 figure s (th e las t readil y available) . Thi s doe s no t tak e int o accoun t thos e drawin g Socia l Securit y a t ag e 62 , thos e receivin g dependenc y benefits , etc . However , i n thi s community , a s i n an y other , ther e i s a percentag e o f elderl y peopl e i n seriou s financia l difficulties , wh o must receiv e economi c assistanc e i n orde r t o survive . Thi s assistanc e come s fro m th e Federa l leve l dow n t o th e Count y an d Cit y levels . Sinc e almos t an y adul t i n th e communit y pay s taxe s t o al l level s o f government , i t i s saf e t o sa y tha t th e loca l resident s ar e makin g a definit e contributio n towar d th e surviva l benefit s o f th e elderl y indigent. . Or i a nationa l basis , th e retiree s existin g a t povert y leve l o r belo w amoun t t o approximatle y 20 $ o f th e retire d population . Bu t th e Ke y Wes t are a ha s a n advantag e no t enjoye d b y colde r communities . Her e th e climat e draw s a larg e proportio n o f th e mor e affluen t retiree s fro m othe r areas . Thes e mor e affluen t retiree s '(an d the y ar e i n th e preponderance) , throug h thei r taxes , no t onl y lighte n th e burde n o n th e communit y whic h i s cause d b y th e elderl y indigent , the y actuall y mak e th e retiree s i n genera l a ver y definit e eco nomi c asset . Ver y few , i f any , out-of-stat e retiree s com e her e wit h onl y Socia l Securit y t o liv e on . Actua l figure s o n over-al l re tiremen t incom e her e ar e no t available , bu t clos e persona l involvemen t wit h thes e peopl e indicate s tha t th e averag e coupl e comin g her e fo r retiremen t ha s sufficien t fund s t o purchas e a home , eithe r fo r cas h o r carryin g a ver y smal l mortgage , an d stil l ha s a spendabl e incom e o f $8,00 0 a yea r o r better . Thi s mean s tha t the y pa y schoo l taxe s bu t sen d n o childre n t o schoo l thoug h i n som e instance s the y themselve s wil l us e schoo l facilities . Th e taxe s the y pa y als o hel p maintai n jail s an d fee d prisoners , an d retiree s ver y seldo m us e th e jai l facilities . Th e incom e o f thes e retiree s doe s no t com e ou t o f th e loca l economy , bu t i t ver y definitel y goe s int o it . ° * V^?6 * * A Out-of-stat e retiree s dra w friend s and ' relative s fro m al l part s o f th e countr y t o visit . Thes e guest s the n rid e th e tou r train , sho p fo r souvenirs , tak e boa t ride s an d fishin g trips , us e motels , tak e th e hos t an d hostes s ou t t o dinner , bu y loca l art s an d crafts , shells , etc . Th e hos t an d hostes s als o bu y extr a foo d an d drin k whil e entertainin g th e guests . Th e retiremen t dolla r i s a goo d dolla r an d a bi g dollar . Th e Socia l Securit y figur e o f $,000,00 0 plu s i s onl y th e be ginnin g o f th e story . I t woul d b e saf e t o figur e retiremen t incom e fro m othe r source s woul d rais e tha t figur e t o a t leas t $8,800,00 0 a year , plu s whateve r thei r guest s spend . Th e retire e i s definitel y a n economi c asset . Loca l government , Chamber s o f Com merce , busines s groups , an d othe r Inter este d resident s shoul d kee p thes e figure s i n min d whe n considerin g increase d indus trializatio n o f th e area . A millio n dollar * a yea r payrol l ma y loo k lik e a goo d deal , unti l w e realis e tha t i t ma y driv e awa y th e $8,800,00 0 (minimum ) retire e payroll . W e mus t als o kee p i n min d tha t retiree s d o no t suffe r fro m strikes , layoff s o r lockouts . Th e communit y wit h a goo d re tiremen t payrol l wil l surviv e a depressio n tha t woul d caus e a n industria l communit y economi c collapse . Socia l Impact/Cultura l Impact : I t woul d b e difficul t t o seperat e th e two , an d i t mus t b e admitte d tha t som e retiree s mak e n o contributio n whateve r t o th e socia l an d cultura l par t o f th e com munity . Ther e ar e boun d t o b e a fe w ol d grouches , bitterl y resentin g retirement , expectin g t o b e insulted , cheate d o r otherwis e mistreate d b y an y the y mee t o r d o busines s with . The y buil d a wal l be twee n themselve s an d th e comminit y an d mak e littl e o r n o contributio n t o th e communit y othe r tha n financial . Fortunately , thes e ar e i n th e minority . Mos t retiree s joi n on e o r mor e o f th e loca l organizations , atten d meetings , ar t shows , flowe r shows , th e theatre , etc. , contributin g enthusias m a s wel l a s money , an d gettin g personall y involve d i n th e subject s tha t interes t them . Th e loca l chapte r o f AAR P worke d har d t o creat e th e Monro e Count y Senio r Citizen s Recreatio n Cente r and , havin g create d it , no w manage s th e facilit y fo r th e benefi t WELCOM E BACK ! Fro m th e Publisher s an d Staf f o f th e Weekl y TH E BARGAI N HUNTER S GUID E T O TH E FLORID A KEY S P . 0 . Bo x 83 , Ke y Wes t Phon e 294-211 8 o f al l th e senio r citizens , a t ver y littl e cos t t o th e Count y an d City . Th e loca l governmen t i s extremel y cooperative , bu t i t mus t b e recognize d tha t withou t th e effor t mad e b y thi s particula r grou p o f retiree s th e facilit y woul d no t exist . Th e Senio r Citizen s Recreatio n Cente r i s ver y definitel y influencin g retiree s o n vacatio n i n thi s are a t o purchas e home s her e an d becom e permanen t residents . Th e Cente r i s no t necessaril y th e mos t Importan t socia l an d cultura l impac t mad e o n th e communit y b y retirees , bu t i t probabl y th e mos t obvious . I t i s kep t ope n an d enjoye d 7 day s a wee k b y senio r citize n cardplayers , poo l shooters , ches s players , dornino e enthusiasts , T V watchers , conversationalists , etc . Anyon e takin g th e troubl e t o chec k th e variou s ar t show s an d display s wil l fin d th e retiree s ver y wel l represente d an d doin g fin e work . I t mus t b e goo d i t . sell s . Politica l Impact : Retiree s i n th e are a are , b y an d large , independen t thinker s i n al l matters , in cludin g political . The y hav e th e tim e an d th e interes t t o kee p u p wit h politica l an d civi c matters . Mos t ar e ver y wel l rea d v an d hav e th e busines s o r professiona l an d educationa l backgroun d t o understan d FAUSTO S FA-i-ACg . FIFT V V£Aft s O F seevice . T O TH E PEOPL E O F ke y vves r an d analyz e wha t the' y see , rea d an d hear . The y ar e no t easil y swaye d b y rhetori c o r expensiv e advertising , bu t the y d o at ten d (o r liste n t o thos e wh o do ) Cit y an d Count y Commissio n meetings , Utilit y Boar d an d FKA A meeting s an d hearing s and , t o a lesse r degree , trave l t o Tallahasse e t o kee p u p wit h matter s o n a Stat e level . AAR P ha s a join t Stat e Legislativ e Com mittee , represente d i n thi s are a b y Me l Levitt , wh o report s a t regula r intervals . Suc h report s t o member s ge t a wid e circu latio n amon g non-members , thu s assurin g retiree s i n genera l a n intimat e fun d o f pertinen t knowledge . I t i s doubtfu l tha t anyon e coul d ge t th e retiree s t o reall y vot e a s a blo c but , wit h informatio n availabl e lai d befor e them , th e majorit y o f retiree s wil l g o ove r i t analyticall y an d independentl y and , stil l thinkin g independently , wil l arriv e prett y muc h a t th e sam e conclu sions , thus , i n som e instances , givin g the . sam e effec t a s a blo c vote . Th e politica l powe r o f th e retire e shoul d b e carefull y considere d b y al l aspirin g an d intelligen t politicians . Th e retire e voter s canno t b e conned , frightened , flat tered , no r appeale d t o b y anythin g othe r tha n hones t presentation s o f facts . The y an d the y alon e wil l analyz e an d evaluat e th e fact s presente d an d vot e thei r ow n Independen t convictions . I n general , the y hav e n o job s t o lose , n o mortgage s t o b e foreclosed , an d d o respon d t o pressure s i n thes e an d relate d areas . The y ar e no t overl y impresse d b y lawyers , doctors , educators , etc . The y al l hav e ha d friend s o r relative s i n thes e area s fo r man y year s an d reall y fee l n o nee d t o tu g th e foreloc k whe n on e o f suc h statu s appear s upo n th e scene . Th e are a retiree s ar e politicall y aware an d alert , tough-minded , an d very , ver y literate . I t i s ver y obviou s t o an y wh o car e t o revie w th e pas t fou r o r fiv e year s tha t th e retiree s hav e alread y ha d a tremendou s impac t o n Ke y Wes t an d Mon ro e County . W e canno t doub t tha t thi s im pac t wil l becom e eve n greate r an d mor e ob viou s a s th e futur e unrolls . Note : Mr . Donal d C . Dahn k o f th e Ke y Wes t Socia l Securit y Offic e wa s extremel y co operativ e i n researchin g th e Socia l Se curit y figure s above . I t i s unfortunat e tha t Socia l Securit y di d no t hav e avail abl e figure s o n th e retiree s betwee n age s 6 2 an d 65 . Obviously , thi s woul d sho w a n eve n greate r retiremen t payrol l i n th e area . Furthe r note : Gi l Ryde r i s Presiden t o f th e Lowe r Key s Chapte r o f AAR P (America n Associatio n o f Retire d Persons ) an d i s area wid e representativ e fo r th e Monro e Count y Counci l o n Aging . .~-:?~ *7K DISTINCTIV E GIFT S FRO M SOUT H AN D NORT H AMERIC A QUALIT Y LEATHE R PURSE S AN D TOTE S ESKIM Q SOAPSTON E AN D WHALEBON E SCULPTUR E HANDCRAFTE D JEWELR Y 43 0 Green e Stree t 2 3 0 Vwal Street Key West , Florida. Tlh f'fO
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Ol d Islan d Anecdot e b y Bu d Jacobso n I f nothin g else , it' s alway s been , a n enterprisin g community , accordin g t o th e longtim e Conchs , mostl y becaus e the y wer e strande d her e o n a n islan d wit h no t muc h t o occup y thei r sun soake d mind s an d no t muc h i n thei r kicke r t o pa y fo r entertainment . On e o f th e thousand s o f amusin g tale s abou t "privat e enterprise " bac k i n th e shirtsleev e day s o f th e 1930' s involve s a Whit e Stree t businessma n name d Jimm y Hid e an d hi s sidekick , Poncho . The y operate d ou t o f th e littl e fram e hous e acros s fro m Gulf stream , an d nex t doo r t o Santiago' s barbe r shop . Jimm y wielde d th e barber' s shear s i n thos e days , snippin g awa y fo r nickel s an d dime s (tha t wa s whe n peopl e use d t o ge t haircuts , non e o f coiffure-stylin g w e suffe r wit h toda y a t $1 0 a throw) , an d o n th e side , t o kee p th e 'econom y moving , Jimm y peddle d bai t t o th e fish ermen—mullet , then , wa s goin g fo r two bit s a dozen—an d Cuba n food . Ponch o wa s Jimmy' s rovin g salesma n —a n elderl y Cuba n wit h a high-pitche d squeak y voice , h e use d t o roa m th e by way s o f Ke y West , wheelin g a distinc tiv e old-fashione d brightl y colore d bab y carriag e whic h ha d bee n fitte d wit h a glass-side d displa y case . Th e displa y cas e perche d o n to p o f th e handsom e ol d bab y carriage , mad e ou t o f wicke r an d dangerousl y balance d o n larg e curlicu e stee l springs , s o i t rocke d an d wobble d a s Ponch o roame d th e streets , hawkin g hi s wares . " I go t molletes.. . I go t bollos.. . I go t Cuba n mix, " th e ol d gen t woul d holle r i n tha t high-pitche d tone. , pushin g th e wobbl y carriag e ahea d o f him . I t wa s hi s prid e an d joy . Hi s livelihoo d o n wheel s an d business , a t pennie s i n thos e days , wa s brisk. Ponch o woul d loa d u p i n .th e morn ing s an d Jimm y woul d cas t of f th e lines , sendin g hi m ou t int o th e marketplace , throug h dust y ho t streets , i n th e littl e ol d lane s wher e ol d Cuban s an d Conchs , an d th e kid s woul d bu y thei r lunche s o r a snac k fo r mornin g coffee . The n on e da y Ponch o lef t th e bab y carriag e outsid e i n th e stree t whil e h e wa s i n a neighbor' s house . Whe n h e cam e out , th e gorgeou s ol d thin g wa s gone , alon g wit h hi s day s supply . Disappeared ! Vanished ! No t a trace ! Ponch o wa s stricken. . •"Wha t wil l I do, " h e moane d t o hi s friends , "Jimm y wil l b e angry . I'v e los t m y bab y carriage, " an d h e wandere d th e street s , callin g out : "Anyon e see n m y bab y carriage? " Nothing . Towar d evenin g Ponch o wa s nea r Willia m Street , a bi g tal l three stor y roomin g hous e operate d b y th e lat e Mrs . Els e Koch . Th e reputatio n o f th e hug e ol d plac e wa s no t th e world' s bes t Sh e use d t o advertis e i t a s "ligh t house keepin g rooms' — an d th e local s kne w i n thos e days , "light " wa s a mil d word . I t wa s ru n lik e a turnstil e flop hous e wit h rental s figure d ou t o n a n hourl y basi s , wel l patronize d b y som e o f th e bette r know n ladie s o f th e nigh t whe n the y coul d entic e a well-souse d shrimpe r o r sailo r t o th e rooms . Ponch o aske d abou t hi s bab y carriag e an d Mrs . Koc h too k pit y o n him . Jimm y woul d scal p hi m i f h e foun d ou t i t wa s gone . ' "Yo u ca n sta y her e fo r th e night, " sh e said , "I'l l pu t yo u i n a roo m o n th e thir d floor. " Tha t wa y i t wasn' t likel y she' d ren t a n uppe r roo m i n th e middl e o f th e night . Ponch o retired , weepin g abou t hi s bab y carriage . I n th e dea d o f th e night , h e wa s awakene d b y th e sound s o f lou d voice s an d girlis h gigglin g a t hi s door , an d the n rattlin g a ke y i n th e lock . Ponch o panicked . H e slippe d ou t o f be d an d hi d unde r i t a s th e overhea d bul b flicke d o n an d th e leg s o f a toug h ol d shrimpe r an d hi s lad y lov e coul d b e glimpsed , staggerin g int o th e room . Th e shrimpe r undresse d an d Ponch o coul d se e hi s clothe s fal l t o th e floor , an d th e gir l exclaimed : "M y God , I'v e see n everythin g now! " Wit h that , Ponch o pushe d himsel f fro m unde r th e be d an d plaintivel y asked : "Lady , i f yo u see n everything , wher e i s m y toaby carriage? " 2 5 Jam&i outdoor bise r cpnten c a HOU5E 5 FOf V SAL E THEATE R Th e Green e Stree t Theater , a vigorou s challeng e t o th e "established " stag e i n Ke y West , open s Apri l 15 . Th e youn g grou p wil l utiliz e Tennesse e Williams ' touchin g pla y o f madnes s an d realit y i n Ne w Orleans , "Suddenl y Las t Summer" , a s th e openin g vehicle . Th e ne w playhouse , acros s Green e Stree t fro m Slopp y Joe's , ha s bee n month s i n plannin g an d construction . The y wer e shootin g fo r a Marc h 2 8 openin g bu t neede d mor e time , accordin g t o Ja y Drury , a membe r o f th e boar d o f director s o f th e Ke y Wes t Societ y fo r th e Performin g Art s th e officia l titl e o f th e hustlin g youngsters , Drur y insist s th e actin g company , a n officia l non-profi t organization , i s "no t i n competitio n wit h anyone" . Other s fin d i t har d t o believe . Th e agin g Waterfron t Playhous e ma y fin d th e upstart s a n exercis e i n talen t an d freshness . A s th e island' s onl y activ e theate r grou p fo r aroun d thirt y years , th e Waterfron t player s hav e becom e a soli d actin g grou p bu t a we e shor t i n imaginatio n an d tempo . Roxann a Prosse r ha s bee n announce d a s th e lea d i n th e ne w production . Sh e i s currentl y starrin g Off Broadwa y i n Rosly n Drexler' s "Sh e Wh o Wa s He" . Wha t ha s mor e interes t her e i s Janic e White' s re tur n t o th e stag e cas t a s Mrs . Venable . Mis s Whit e i s a s clos e t o professiona l actin g talen t a s an y loca l resident . Wit h tha t talent , an d he r pas t experienc e wit h th e Players , sh e i s i n a positio n t o challeng e th e professiona l Mis s Prosse r an d man y islander s wil l b e waitin g fo r th e open in g curtain . _ I t i s al l ver y healthy , wis e an d ambitious . Joh n J . 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