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Solares Hill

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Title:
Solares Hill
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Solares Hill newspaper
Place of Publication:
Key West, Fla
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Solares Hill Pub. Co.
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1971
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Weekly[<1997>]
Biweekly[ FORMER 1971-]
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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)-
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"The highest point in Key West."

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Th e highes t M poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . II , No . 9 Ke y West , Florid a August , 197 7

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LESSON S A SALE S A REPAIR S "SVERiftFHlN e rO B TH E ©tama . PICKER * KmSONABY PRICE D WESSONS WIT H EMPHASI S O N CREATIVIT Y -CORNE R O f SOUTHARD^DUVAi TIKALTMDIN 6 COMPAN Y CENTRA L AMERC E w e hav e a ne w lin e o f T-SHIRT S *s d HAN D EMBROIDERE D TAM K TOP S the * Vit' l KNOC K VOU R EYE S 40 0 PRON f LVLY' S BAC K I N TOW N .. . Lyly' s Chin a Sta r Restauran t NE W .. . TE A ROO M AN D TROPICA L GARDE N DININ G Hi m BREAKFAST , LUNC H AN D DINNE R 6:3 0 A.M . T O 10:0 0 P.M . CLOSE D MONDA Y 100 7 SIMONTO N ST . TAK E OU T ORDER S 296-648 2 Fro m th e Edito r Hello we're baok. It's funny to think of Key West becoming a summer resort, but considering the weather that the rest of the country suffers through in its summers, we have a relatively mild time of it. Andj of course, we have magnificent summer breezes that aan gladden anyone's soul. It looks like there will be a new motel aomplex at Brito'a boatyard. This is expected, but it will remove still more of the waterfront from public access. I think that this is a good time to get started on making a public park at the area at the foot of Simonton Street. This is the only swimming area left on the Gulf side of the island. Congratulations to Kathy and Frank (formerly of the Schlock Shop) on their new baby, Kaay. And, speaking of this sort of thing, Joan, who used to run EAT during the days, recently had a little girl, and word has it from father Roger that the child will be brought down soon from Big Coppitt for public viewing in Key West. Friends of Nora Nablo who would like to write her aan do so. She is at Hospital A.B.C., Observatorio y Calle Sur 138, Mexico D.F., Mexico. Hopefully, she will be back here in. a few weeks. Hey, isn't the Cuban Club a sight to behold! It was a wonderful surprise to return and see thai magnificent building painted up. Another piece of good news the fence at South Beach is down. I have heard that there is still some grumbling about it from the very : few who would like it up, but I trust that it will stay down. I haven't made up my mind about the proposed "bed tax" for Monroe County, but I was very impressed with the stand that Nancy Thornburgh, owner of the Ramada Inn, took in supporting it. It was a lonely stand to take when it appeared that almost all the other motel owners were against it. Time will tell whether she will be proved right or wrong, but I applaud her character and conviction in speaking her mind so independently. This will be an unpbpular thought with some people, but isn't it about time that some guidelines were established on just how high house and apartment rents can go? We have a whole worker support system for our tourist industry that is being priced right out of town, t/hen the winter prices go in effect, it will become increasingly difficult for these people to find places to stay. I'm sure that there is a fair set of guidelines that can be found. W.H. The cover this time is by Susie Latham. \ (xtr ou mis . BOH R SUMCftiroO N POM S HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O P 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 29l}_ioi|l | & 29WIO 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 • Solares Hill is a community newspaper published ever.y month on the slopes of,Solaree Hill, Key West's highest point, by Solares Hill Company/ 821 Duval Street, . Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITORIAL BILL HUCKEL ASSOCIATE EDITOR RICHARD MARSH COPY EDITOR DONNA MARSH ART DIRECTION TOM POPE With a little help, from our friends . , Sclare s Hil l Co. , Inc . Al l right' s reserve d IOO V TRfVCJ O A NICKNAM E ha s bee n a mar k o f stat u s i n Ke y Wes t fo r a lon g time , an d Lor enz o "Ludy " Trevej o (pronounce d Tre-vay ho ) ha s kep t u p wit h th e Jonese s fo r a s lon g a s h e ca n remember . I n fact , h e ha s ha d th e nicknam e s o lon g h e i s un certai n a s t o it s origin . N o on e i n hi s family , includin g hi s fou r sisters , re call s ho w h e go t th e name , bu t Dorothy , hi s wif e o f 3 4 years , speculate s tha t i t ma y b e a corruptio n b y English-speakin g childre n o f "Luri, " th e Spanis h nicknam e fo r Lorenzo , whic h h e wa s als o calle d a s a child . Lud y wa s bor n i n Ke y West i n 1898 , th e so n o f a Spanis h fathe r an d a Cuba n mother . Th e father , a harnes s make r b y trade , ha d com e fro m norther n Spai n t o Cuba , wher e h e me t Ludy' s mother , marry in g he r an d bringin g he r t o Ke y West . I n Ke y Wes t harnes s makin g soo n gav e wa y t o th e grocer y business , an d fo r man y year s h e operate d a stor e a t th e corne r o f Whit e an d Petroni a Streets . Lud y wa s th e onl y so n ou t o f fiv e children , hav in g thre e olde r sister s an d on e younger . Al l fou r sister s surviv e today , al l wid owed , som e livin g i n Miam i an d som e i n Ke y West . Lud y gre w u p i n th e are a aroun d th e Whit e Stree t Armory , livin g fo r a numbe r o f year s a t Whit e an d New ton , the n o n Newton , an d finall y o n Southard . Gan g membershi p wa s fashion abl e i n Ke y Wes t durin g Ludy' s youth , an d Lud y belonge d t o tw o suc h loosel y constructe d organization s tha t mad e thei r headquarter s i n thi s neighborhood . Lud y -wa s firs t a membe r o f th e Hel l Stree t Gan g (Hel l Stree t wa s anothe r nam e fo r Newto n Street) , an d late r h e becam e a membe r o f th e Armor y Hellcats . CHILDRE N ofte n mak e u p thei r ow n game s an d amusements , an d on e suc h tha t ma y b e uniqu e t o Ke y Wes t wa s tha t o f "egg-picking. " A s ther e wa s a seaso n fo r kite s an d top s an d marble s i n thos e days , ther e wa s als o a seaso n fo r "egg picking. " Easte r wa s usuall y th e inspir atio n fo r egg-picking , an d egg s wit h onl y th e hardes t o f shell s wer e selected . Sof t shelle d egg s brok e to o easily , an d on e coul d neve r wi n an y othe r eggs . Th e competin g eg g wa s cuppe d tightl y i n bot h hands , an d a challenge r ha d a certai n numbe r o f trie s t o brea k th e eg g wit h hi s hand s o r fists . I f th e eg g broke , tit s owne r ende d u p wit h a mes s o n hi s fhands , an d everybod y ha d a goo d laugh . * : I f i t didn' t break , th e challenge r for "feite d a n egg . I t wa s possibl e t o hard e n th e eg g shel l b y soakin g i t i n vine gar , an d on e coul d chea t b y usin g egg s fro m guine a hens , whic h ha d a harde r shel l t o begi n with . Thei r speckle s coul d als o b e remove d b y th e vinega r bath . FAUSTO S SOCIA L CENTE R MONE Y wa s a preciou s commodity , an d ther e di d no t see m t o b e muc h o f i t i n circulation . I n fact , ther e wer e fe w way s tha t youn g peopl e coul d ear n money , s o Lud y an d hi s friend s too k t o sellin g anythin g an d everythin g tha t the y coul d ge t thei r hand s on . Cuba n coffe e wit h condense d mil k wa s a popula r drin k i n thos e days , an d Lud y wen t fro m doo r t o doo r collectin g empt y condense d mil k can s (i t sol d fo r te n cent s a ca n a t th e time) . Thes e h e resol d t o Pepe' s Coffe e Sho p nea r Slopp y Joe' s fo r fiv e cent s a dozen . Recyclin g i s apparentl y nothin g new , a s th e can s wer e washe d an d use d fo r take ou t orders . Collectin g bee r bottle s pai d off , too , a s di d avocad o pits , whic h wer e collecte d an d sol d fo r fiv e cent s a doze n t o grower s fro m Homestead . Most o f th e avocad o grove s whic h no w stan d i n Homestea d wer e grow n fro m suc h see d col lecte d i n Ke y West . ON E MA Y pos e th e question , "Wha t nee d di d a youn g bo y hav e fo r mone y i n thos e days?" , but ther e wer e alway s thing s t o d o wit h th e collecte d money . On e suc h diversio n wa s a "Trolle y Ride. " A grou p o f youngster s coul d poo l thei r money , an d fo r a smal l amoun t a street ca r coul d b e rente d wit h a driver , decor ate d wit h streamer s an d lanterns , an d ridde n wit h a n adul t chaperon e fo r hal f a day . A NEIGHBORHOO D PLAYMAT E of ' Ludy' s wa s late r t o g o o n t o a n extensiv e ca ree r i n motio n pictures . Sh e wa s Glori a Swanson , whos e fathe r wa s a n office r billete d i n th e Arm y Garriso n acros s fro m th e Armory . Th e Garriso n (whic h gav e Garriso n Bigh t it s name ) wa s a fre quen t playgroun d o f th e two , an d Lud y ha s memorie s o f ridin g alon g th e lon g side wal k tha t lace d throug h th e barrack s wit h Glori a o n he r fanc y velocipede . Uurife Wal£ W&ontSt . 9 L 296-604 6 a n : Selectio n o j t n the Sout k Cosmetic s bq^fawcom e and writte n an d illustrate d b y Malcol m Ros s On e trea t availabl e t o th e resi dent s o f tha t neighborhoo d wa s th e out doo r ban d concerts , given,a t th e Arm y Barracks . Joh n Phili p tous a was.know n t o conduc t o n occasion . GARRISO N BIGH T ha d a publi c bathin g facilit y a t th e foo t o f Newto n Street , a s di d th e L a Bris a pavillio n at th e foo t o f Simonto n Street . Th e sexe s wer e segregated , an d women , despit e th e day s o f th e grea t cover-u p whe n the y wor e mor e clothin g i n swimmin g tha n the y wea r o n th e stree t today , wer e force d t o swi m insid e a lattice-wor k enclosur e separat e fro m th e men ! TH E HOUS E o n Southar d Stree t wa s on e o f th e fe w house s a t th e tur n o f th e centur y tha t ha d indoo r runnin g water , whic h wa s supplie d b y a windmil l i n it s backyard . Althoug h a convenienc e a t th e start , th e windmil l soo n prove d t o b e a liability , fo r th e hurrican e o f 190 9 smashe d i t agains t a neighbor' s house . I t wa s righte d jus t i n tim e fo r th e hurrican e o f 191 0 t o smas h i t i n th e opposit e directio n agains t anothe r neighbor' s house . I N JANUAR Y o f 191 2 Ke y Wes t wa s t o underg o th e bigges t celebratio n tha t i t woul d probabl y eve r see . Henr y Flagler' s drea m (whic h som e woul d als o refe r t o a s hi s folly!) , a n extensio n o f th e Florid a Eas t Coas t Railroad , mor e commonl y know n a s th e "Oversea s Railroad, " wa s complete . Ship s fro m al l ove r th e worl d fille d Ke y West' s harbor , an d th e tow n turne d ou t wit h parade s an d festivitie s whic h laste d te n days . Excitemen t mounte d a s th e firs t trai n steame d int o Ke y Wes t wit h Plagle r aboard . Lud y wa s o n th e scen e (a s wa s jus t abou t everybod y els e i n Ke y West ) an d claim s th e distinctio n o f bein g th e firs t perso n tha t Flagle r spok e t o a s h e disembarke d fro m th e train . Lud y wa s onl y 14 , bu t h e remember s wel l Flagler' s six-foo t fram e an d ster n ex pressio n a s h e growled , "Ge t th e hel l ou t o f m y way , kid! " LUD Y WA S i n th e ic e crea m busines s fo r fourtee n o f th e year s h e spen t i n Ke y West . Mos t o f th e sod a fountain s an d ic e crea m parlor s wher e h e mad e an d sol d ic e crea m wer e i n th e Duva l Stree t area . Som e o f th e twelv e t o fourtee n varietie s o f sherber t an d ic e crea m h e mad e wer e coconu t an d tropica l frui t flavor s suc h a s suga r apple , guava , sour so p an d tamarind . Lud y als o spen t som e tim e makin g candy . H e recall s th e ad versit y o f makin g peppermin t candy . Fo r a lon g tim e h e painte d th e pin k stripe s o n th e candy , unti l h e bough t a boo k o n candymakin g whic h showe d hi m ho w t o wor k th e stripe s int o th e candy . H e move d t o hi s las t location , th e presen t sit e o f SANDWIC H SHO P Hom e bake d dessert s • Fres h vegetabl e juic e Mea t an d vegetaria n sandwiche s "Try our New York Sloppy loe" 111 4 TRUMA N AVENU E OPE N UNTI L ON E O'CLOC K EVER Y EVENIN G

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ROOFIN G Dinner; Tuesdoy-Safurdo y 7.30-/ 1 pm Brunch:Sunday }2-3pm Ala Carie & Full Course Dinners Plus Complimentary Wine Serve d A Special Gourmet Dinner Special Nightly Catering for all occasions Din e leisurely Beside Th e fountain 490 Simonton St. Telephone 296-2578 10 % Discoun t wit h Ihl i advrortliomerr t 1 > CHANCE S I . A 50 3 FRON T designe r appare l r moine n O F th e Boa t Bar , durin g Ke y West' s ow n de pressio n durin g th e 1920 ' s , whe n Tamp a lure d ciga r worker s away , an d most o f th e loca l ciga r factorie s wer e force d t o close . I N 193 6 Lud y becam e caretake r o f Munson' s Island , a smal l do t o f lan d locate d abou t twenty-fiv e mile s fro m Ke y West . H e wa s t o spen d sixtee n year s o n thi s "si x acre s i n th e middl e o f th e ocean, " a s h e describe s it , an d t o hol d th e positio n o f caretake r unde r tw o sep arat e owners . Th e island' s origina l develope r wa s a ma n name d Newto n Murison , th e owne r o f a steamshi p line . I n 193 6 th e islan d wa s bough t b y anothe r million aire , a ma n fro m Chicag o name d Anderson , wh o maintaine d i t a s a privat e fishin g camp , equippin g i t wit h suc h luxurie s fo r th e Florid a Key s a s ho t an d col d runnin g wate r an d refrigerators . Durin g th e frequen t visit s t o th e islan d o f Mr . Anderso n an d hi s friends , Ludy' s respons ibilitie s range d fro m cookin g t o bai t catching . Abou t onc e a wee k Lud y woul d brea k th e monoton y o f hi s islan d seclu sio n b y a tri p t o town , an d i t wa s o n on e suc h visit t o Ke y Wes t durin g th e 1940' s that , h e met hi s secon d wife , Dorothy , a forme r schoo l teache r an d nurs e at Dr . Galey' s hospita l o n Eato n Street . A t thi s tim e Ke y Wes t ha d n o othe r hospital , an d Dr . Gale y supplie d th e entir e medica l assistanc e t o th e community . DOROTH Y wa s a relativ e newcome r t o th e Keys . Worl d Wa r I I wa s raging , an d sh e ha d jus t brough t he r fathe r fro m Illinoi s i n a n effor t prolon g hi s life . (Doctor s ha d predicte d tha t h e woul d not eve n mak e th e tri p a s fa r a s Jackson ville , bu t h e surprise d everybod y an d live d a n additiona l eigh t years! ) Doro th y ha d vowe d neve r t o marr y a s lon g a s he r fathe r wa s alive , bxi t a compromis e wa s made , and , a s Lud y says , "Th e father in-la w cam e wit h th e deal. " Doroth y woul d marr y a s lon g a s sh e coul d continu e t o car e fo r he r infir m father . Marriag e di d indee d follow , Mr . Anderso n wa s in forme d o f Ludy' s ne w status , an d Ludy , Dorothy , an d Dorothy' s fathe r too k u p residenc e o n Munson' s Island . Lif e o n th e littl e islan d turne d ou t t o b e a n educatio n an d a n unforget tabl e experienc e fo r th e newlyweds , an d othe r tha n a n occasiona l stor m o r hurri can e ther e wa s littl e t o interrup t it s peac e an d quiet . Natur e predominate d an d wa s a forc e t o b e live d wit h rathe r tha n fough t against . A POPULA R an d everchangln g diversio n turne d ou t t o b e beachcombing . Th e se a wa s generou s wit h he r gifts , bu t on e coul d neve r predic t wha t sh e woul d be sto w upo n th e unwar y beachcomber . Grea t quantitie s of # lumbe r includin g man y piece s o f mahogan y wer e frequen t finds . Bottle s o f al l description s washe d ashor e an d becam e additi.on s t o Dorothy' s extensiv e bottl e collection . But the n agai n th e se a coul d pla y jokes , an d on e mornin g th e beac h wa s covere d wit h hun dred s o f pin k an d blu e an d yello w powder puffs ! ON E EVEN T whic h cause d som e varia tio n i n th e island' s routin e wa s Doro thy' s pregnanc y an d th e subsequen t birt h o f thei r so n Tommy . Althoug h Tomm y wa s bor n i n a Ke y Wes t hospita l (muc h t o th e consternatio n o f Ludy' s famil y — hospi tal s wer e a relativel y unfamilia r insti tution , an d Cuba n mother s ha d tradition all y give n birt h a t home) , th e chil d literall y gre w u p i n boats . Walkin g o n lan d an d o n th e dec k o f a boa t ca n b e tw o entirel y dissimila r situations , a s man y landlubber s hav e quickl y discovered . Tomm y ha d difficult y reconcilin g hi s "se a legs " wit h hi s "lan d legs, " an d o n frequen t trip s int o Ke y Wes t h e ha d dif ficult y adjustin g t o sidewalks . Th e strang e gai t o f th e chil d cause d man y stare s an d concerne d querie s abou t hi s moto r abilities . WHIL E Munson' s Islan d wa s unde r th e ownershi p o f forme r Senato r an d Sherif f Joh n Spottswood , a Hollywoo d movi e com pan y decide d tha t th e palm-covere d islan d wit h it s sand y beache s woul d mak e a n ex cellen t locatio n fo r th e Kenned y flic k FT 109. Littl e conversio n wa s neces sar y t o transfor m tha t sectio n o f th e Florid a Key s int o th e Pacifi c secto r o f Worl d Wa r II . Warne r Brother s wit h a cre w o f hundred s suddenl y descende d upo n th e quie t littl e island , creatin g mor e tha n enoug h excitemen t t o mak e u p fo r al l th e year s o f .peac e an d quie t tha t th e "si x acre s i n th e middl e o f th e ocean " ha d known . Th e yea r wa s 1961 , an d th e mach iner y o f wa r ha d bee n pu t i n mothballs , but P T boats , a s wel l a s gun s an d othe r armaments , wer e require d t o provid e th e necessar y realism . Th e U.S . governmen t complie d wit h th e movi e company' s re quest , an d th e necessar y item s wer e dul y supplied . Althoug h mos t o f th e cre w staye d i n Ke y Wes t motel s an d motore d ou t t o th e islan d eac h day , a specia l de tachmen t o f nava l personne l wa s necessar y t o provid e a guar d an d skeleto n cre w fo r Environmenta l Circu s 51 8 Duva l Stree t SUMME R HOUR S 106 MONDAY-SATURDA Y CLOSE D SUNDA Y ; V \\..-,t S,*«,,• • E .^ ! S . • J * • th e boats . Thi s crew , whic h numbere d a s muc h a s twelve , mad e thei r headquarter s i n Lud y an d Dorothy' s house , eatin g an d sleepin g aroun d th e clock . I t wa s vir tuall y impossibl e t o hid e a bunc h o f P T boats , bu t i t wa s feare d tha t th e gun s wer e anothe r matte r an d ha d t o b e kep t secre t fo r fea r o f provokin g a n inciden t wit h Cuba . Castr o ha d jus t mad e hi s ris e t o power , an d ther e wer e man y tension s i n th e air . Not eve n th e owne r o f th e is land , Joh n Spottswood , kne w o f th e pre senc e o f th e guns . Al l partie s concerne d wer e dul y re munerate d fo r thei r service s an d incon veniences . Lud y wa s als o presente d wit h a Bulov a wris t watc h appropriatel y en grave d "P T 109, " an d Doroth y wa s give n a n ope n accoun t a t th e Thre e Sister s Shop , th e fashionabl e couturie r o f th e time . Man y friendship s wer e establishe d betwee n th e movi e cre w an d th e caretake r an d hi s wife , an d invitation s wer e ex tende d t o Lud y an d famil y t o com e t o California . Thi s the y di d a numbe r o f year s later , an d stretche d th e visi t ou t t o nin e months . I N ORDE R tha t thei r so n Tomm y coul d receiv e prope r schooling , Lud y an d Doro th y move d i n 195 2 fro m Munson 1 s Islan d t o Summerlan d Key , whic h a t tha t tim e ha d a tota l populatio n o f twelve . Tomm y wen t b y bu s t o schoo l i n Ke y West , whil e th e coupl e pioneere d Summerlan d i n th e vicinit y o f wha t i s no w th e Summerlan d Orchi d Garden , haulin g fres h wate r fo r eigh t month s an d doin g withou t electric ity . A shor t tim e afte r thei r move , th e Bethe l mansion , whic h wa s locate d o n Duva l Stree t acros s fro m th e L a Concha , wa s razed , an d Lud y bough t an d salvage d it s lumber . Thi s structure , buil t ori ginall y b y Judg e Livingsto n Bethel , wa s constructe d o n th e gran d scal e s o typi ca l o f Victoria n home s belongin g t o fam ilie s o f wealt h an d position , a prim e exampl e o f th e "conspicuou s consumption " tha t wa s th e fashio n o f th e time . Floo r joist s i n th e hous e wer e thirt y fee t i n length , an d th e supportin g members , si x b y eight s o f soli d yello w pine , wer e •? fort y fee t lon g an d weighe d abou t 60 0 pound s each ! Th e cos t o f haulin g thi s lumbe r fro m Ke y Wes t t o Summerlan d Ke y naturall y exceede d it s origina l price . Wishin g t o cu t neithe r th e tree s tha t gre w i n th e are a the y wer e homesteadin g no r th e lumbe r tha t ha d bee n brough t fro m Ke y West , the y constructe d a sturd y hom e thirt y b y fort y fee t a s th e lumbe r ha d dictated . I n 195 4 electricit y wa s brough t int o th e are a (wate r cam e a littl e ear ilier) , an d thei r lif e o f twentiet h cen ! tur y comfor t began . A fe w year s late r anothe r Duva l Stree t mansion , th e build in g adjacen t t o th e Bethe l mansion , re cently " occupie d b y Johnso n an d Johnso n Realty , wa s razed . Thi s structur e wa s o f equall y giganti c proportions , an d th e Trevejo s were'agai n o n th s scen e salvag in g th e lumber . Nex t t o th e firs t hous e the y constructe d a secon d almos t a s larg e a s th e first . Th e remain s o f th e onc e neighborin g house s wer e no w neighbor s again . THER E WA S A TIM E whe n Texan s wer e s o overl y prou d o f thei r hom e stat e an d enjoye d extollin g it s virtue s tha t th e wor d "Texan " mean t no t onl y "big " bu t "braggart. " Muc h humo r centere d abou t Texans, a s i t doe s aroun d an y grou p wit h a commo n bon d wh o pos e a threa t t o th e statu s quo , bu t mos t joke s an d anecdote s abou t the m hav e no w gon e th e wa y o f Pol is h an d Italia n jokes . Durin g th e day s tha t Lud y an d Doroth y live d i n th e Key s the y wer e won t t o spen d a fe w week s a yea r mindin g bar s whos e owner s ha d gon e o n vacation . Thi s offere d a chang e o f pac e an d recreatio n fo r th e couple , an d the y frequentl y looke d afte r suc h estab lishment s a s "Eddie' s Fis h Basket " o n Sugarloa f Ke y an d th e "Littl e Torc h Tav ern. " Lud y an d Dorothy' s rollickin g sens e o f humo r pulle d i n goo d busines s an d gav e ris e t o numerou s humorou s inci dents . Lud y an d Doroth y generall y ra n th e bar s i n a peacefu l commo n sens e man ner , bu t ofte n wer e tempte d t o retur n i n kind . A n annoyin g braggin g Texa n go t th e ful l treatmen t on e day . A s h e as saile d th e coteri e a t th e ba r wit h tale s o f th e immensit y o f variou s Texa s com modities , Lud y slippe d ou t th e doo r an d snappe d of f a gree n see d po d fro m a nearb y poincian a tree . Th e Texa n ha d no t slowe d dow n i n hi s dissertatio n a s Lud y casuall y flippe d th e poincian a po d dow n o n th e bar . "Y a got strin g bean s lik e thi s i n Texas? " h e asked . Th e questio n ma y a s wel l hav e bee n rhetori cal , fo r th e Texa n suddenl y lef t withou t finishin g hi s beer . Lud y recall s anothe r situatio n wit h a n offensiv e Texan . Afte r listenin g t o th e ma n tal k abou t th e problem s involve d i n buryin g tal l Texans , Lud y remarke d tha t undertaker s i n Ke y Wes t ha d develop e d a simpl e metho d fo r dealin g wit h suc h situations . "Wha t w e d o dow n here, " h e said , "i s giv e 'e m a n enem a an d bur y the m i n a shoebox! " Thi s Texa n als o lef t withou t finishin g hi s beer . Y A mr con' t o n pag e 1 4 A Traditiona l Old' e Pirate s Ba r AU, SUMME R LON G HAPP Y "HOUR " Ic e col d larg e draf t 50 c MillerBud Miller Dark P.B.R. Win e & win e cooler s 75 c Importe d bee r 1.0 0 Sandwiche s Pinbal l Poo l Pizz a Cabl e T V Hermi t Cra b Race s Sunda y Night s "Surfer " — Manager Ph . 305-294-723 4 61 5 DUVA L STREET , "OL D TOWN " Tel l th e stor y o f you r lif e i n a speciall y writte n an d publishe d BIOGRAPHICA L PORTRAI T Here' s a n unusua l wa y t o preserv e fo r th e future , fo r you r childre n an d family , th e interestin g stor y o f YOU R lif e an d times , you r roots , travels , communit y service , you r achievement s — writte n fo r yo u i n a narrativ e fashio n an d illustrate d [i f yo u suppl y th e photos] , an d the n boun d a s a book . You r famil y an d friend s wil l lov e t o hav e a BIOGRAPHICA L PORTRAI T they'l l kee p i t throug h th e year s — o r yo u coul d hav e on e writte n fo r someon e yo u lov e — a grea t gift . Fo r furthe r information , cal l Bu d Jacobson , c/ o Curr y & Son s Printin g 296-878 1 Harbo r Hous e 42 3 Fron t Stree t raws. jewelr y restore d mad e t o orde r « AUGUST BACK ROOM Hundred s o f old , damaged , an d som e use d HARDBACK S AN D PAPERBACK S Your friendly Key West book center for 27 years TH E BOOKSHO P 53 6 Flemin g AL L MUS T G O T O MAK E WA Y FO R VASTL Y EXPANDE D STOCK S I N BES T SELLER S SCIENC E FICTIO N QUALIT Y FICTIO N RELIGION/BIBLE S KE Y WES T AUTHORS/SUBJECT S an d other s

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bikini s beac h robe s safar i short s etc . 21 7 Duva l Stree t Ke y Wes t 294-531 5 editoria l b y Bil l Hucke l WOODS Y MUS T G O I n m y Ma y 197 7 editorial , I wrot e abou t th e problem s o f dealin g wit h allege d wrongdoing s o n th e par t o f cit y o r count y official s wh o happe n als o t o b e friends . I admitte d tha t thi s presente d m e wit h a rea l problem , bu t I conclude d m y editoria l b y saying : "So , i n summary , I gues s wha t I' m sayin g i s this : I tak e n o pleasur e i n writin g atou t th e allege d wrongdoin g o f an y perso n an d certainl y not tha t o f a friend . However , i f somethin g i s wrong , an d w e ar e abl e t o ge t proo f o f it , an d w e fee l tha t i t shoul d b e brough t t o th e public' s attention , the n Solaree. Hill wil l publis h it. " Wha t I wa s referrin g t o i n th e editoria l wa s informatio n that I ha d receive d tha t Publi c Servic e Directo r Woodro w "Woodsy " Nile s ha d bee n usin g cit y worker s t o wor k o n hi s pool , an d tha t thi s wa s bein g don e whil e th e worker s wer e o n cit y time . M y investigation s wer e inconclusiv e an d I di d not fee l tha t I ha d enoug h materia l accusations . Whe n I spok e t o Niles , h e tol d m e tha t ther e wer e n o cit y workme n workin g fo r him . Ther e th e matte r rested , an d I wrot e th e Jun e editoria l o n Sout h Beac h an d the n too k a vacation . Whil e I wa s away , th e Miami Herald too k a har d loo k a t thes e accusation s agains t Nile s an d discovere d tha t Nile s had , indeed , use d cit y em ployee s t o wor k o n th e poo l are a an d t o pav e hi s driveway . The y discovere d als o tha t Nile s wa s no t bille d fo r a sidewal k buil t b y th e cit y aroun d hi s home . Th e bil l wa s sen t severa l hour s afte r th e Herald questione d Cit y Manage r Ro n Stac k abou t it . Whe n face d wit h thes e discoveries , cit y official s cam e u p wit h explanation s fo r everything . Whe n aske d wh y Nile s wasn't bille d immediatel y fo r th e sidewalk , th e departmen t cler k i n charg e o f billin g sai d h e wa s waitin g t o tal k wit h Nile s abou t ho w h e wante d t o handl e it ; h e sai d als o tha t i f ther e wa s mor e wor k necessar y h e wante d t o consolidat e th e additiona l cost s an d presen t Nile s wit h jus t on e bill . How ever , a neighbo r o f Niles , Count y Commissione r Jerr y Hernan dez , wh o live s aroun d th e corner , receive d hi s bil l Marc h 3 0 fo r th e wor k don e o n sidewalks . Whe n th e Herald foun d tha t thre e cit y workme n ha d worke d o n Niles 1 drivewa y Ma y 13 , th e explanatio n wa s tha t the y ha d originall y aske d fo r Frida y of f t o wor k there . The y wer e tol d tha t the y coul d hav e th e da y of f b y th e Assistan t Publi c Servic e Director , who , however , ha d signe d tim e sheet s tha t showe d tha t the y wer e workin g fo r th e cit y o n tha t day . Thi s erro r wa s explaine d awa y b y pointin g ou t tha t ofte n othe r workme n punc h i n thei r fello w worker s an d tha t tim e sheet s ar e prepare d fro m tim e cloc k cards . Th e explanatio n wa s tha t thi s wa s a n understandabl e mistake . O n Frida y Apri l 15 , Solaree Hill too k a phot o o f tw o workme n workin g a t Niles 1 home . W e ha d bee n phone d an d tol d that thes e me n wer e cit y workmen . Subsequen t investigatio n showe d tha t on e o f th e workme n wa s o n hi s ow n time , bu t th e othe r cit y workma n wa s o n cit y tim e tha t day . BETTLE' 5 NUR5ER Y (W flmna gtrtd tymtifwtia wow hanging MK&t* & mm Al l Plant s O n Backlo t REDUCE D 30 % 50 % Tw o goo d thing s hav e com e ou t o f th e Herald's investiga tion . On e i s tha t cit y workme n ar e no t goin g t o b e permitte d t o punc h i n th e tim e cloc k fo r thei r friends . Th e abus e po tentia l o f thi s i s obviou s (a n absente e workma n coul d b e clocke d in) , an d i t i s goo d tha t i t i s stopped . Th e secon d goo d thin g t o com e ou t o f thi s i s tha t cit y workme n wil l no t b e allowe d t o wor k fo r cit y official s o n weekdays . Afte r all , thes e me n ar e no t par t o f a privat e wor k forc e t o b e use d at th e whi m o f officials . A lo t o f ba d cam e ou t o f thi s a s well . I n a well-ru n municipa l government , behavio r suc h a s Niles 1 woul d resul t i n a n automati c dismissa l fro m hi s job . I f th e officia l chos e t o figh t th e dismissal , h e woul d b e suspende d unti l suc h tim e a s hi s cas e wa s adjudicated . Suc h ha s no t bee n th e cas e here . Instead , w e hav e see n a closin g o f rank s fro m Cit y Manage r Ro n Stac k t o thos e middl e leve l official s workin g fo r Niles . Th e harshes t reporte d judgmen t i s that i t wa s a "gros s misjudgment " fo r Nile s t o hav e com mitte d thes e acts . No t onl y hav e w e witnesse d a closin g o f rank s aroun d Niles , bu t w e hav e bee n embarrasse d b y th e incredibl e storie s tha t hav e bee n pu t forwar d i n hi s behalf , especiall y th e stor y o f th e confusio n tha t occurre d whe n th e workme n a t Niles ' plac e wer e "mistakenly " punche d i n o n th e cit y payrol l tha t day , an d th e stor y tha t th e sidewal k work , whic h wa s complete d a t th e en d o f March , wa s no t bille d t o Nile s be caus e th e billin g cler k wante d t o mak e sur e tha t ther e wa s n o mor e wor k t o com e o n th e sidewalk . Nonsense . I t smack s o f a cover-up . I t woul d appea r tha t i t woul d b e i n th e city' s bes t in teres t t o terminat e Niles 1 employmen t befor e everyon e wh o i s bus y defendin g hi m i s mad e t o appea r a dam n fool. . I submi t tha t i t I S i n th e bes t interest s o f th e peopl e o f Ke y Wes t t o hav e a ne w publi c servic e director . Niles ' di d hav e cit y worker s workin g a t hi s plac e o n cit y tim e an d h e di d no t receiv e a bil l fo r $55 5 fo r th e sidewal k unti l th e Herald 's investigation , an d I ca n onl y believ e tha t i f i t hadn' t bee n fo r tha t investigation , h e stil l wouldn' t hav e gotte n th e bill . Nile s i s quote d i n th e Herald a s sayin g tha t h e woul d welcom e a n opportunit y t o answe r an y question s befor e a gran d jury . Wh y don' t thos e commissioner s wh o s o continuall y cal l fo r law-and-orde r cal l fo r a n investigatio n b y th e gran d jury ? I t i s neve r to o lat e t o star t t o hav e a law-abidin g government . _ WIND by Kent Mosley (written at age 8) It sings goodday. How are you feeling? Fine, I say in my mind. It feels like a soft rumble, when it hits my face. SEA BASKET by Mike Bischoff (written at age 10) ThB sea basket i s a flowing wavingsponge. It's big, brown, and beautiful. It reminds me of a clay vase. It is a good hiding place For shrimp. Remodelin g a grea t ol d hous e tha t doesn' t hav e a grea t kitchen ? Befor e yo u star t ripping , dro p i n an d se c us . Grea t kitchen s begi n wit h grea t idea s — your s an d ours . Whethe r you wan t a cookin g island , a turntabl e corner , e r a desk-phon e center , brin g you r question s t o us . We'r e u p o n to e lates t Idea s to pa t togethe r a beautifu l kitchen . S o whethe r it' s Victoria n o r modern , w e ca n help . Fo r a kitche n tha t fi b you r need s a s wel l a s you r house , brin g you r question s an d we'l l giv e yo u som e answers . DARB Y & MITCHEL L U S 1 , Stoc k Islan d CABINETMAKER S Telephon e 294-737 7 3i0 frontStreet % West , fCorida 194--Z04-Z ANGELG' S •CAS K TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPE N DAIL Y TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . APPROPRIAT E GIFTS , HOUSEWARES , CLOTHING , FURNISHINGS , STATIONERY , PAINTINGS , CERAMIC S AN D ACCESSORIE S 50 7 Fron t Stree t (frontin g th e Pie r HouseJinOl d Ke y West.Cal l 294-406 6 i j

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0 « FK.GS H PCAttVl T BUTTC** . | i l o L B , 6OA a CREAtA CHEES E Z.tt US , PlST^Crt\ O ngT S A 5 7 LB . 3.\ 5 1.3 5 MILK . i . m , G-ERiv \ .3UUJ . •Z2LB . KEY S BUW K Bea. . LOTIO N 84 5 \.<\<\ .8 6 14 . 36'/ . OP P Oh i C6U L o p IB S TM £ QUANtiT y yo u /»« . /RO D U/TAIHWS som e remark s Editor , Solare s Hil l Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Ma y I tak e a littl e o f you r ver y informativ e newspape r i n orde r tha t I ma y protes t th e orde r o f th e Schoo l Boar d t o replac e th e window s o f th e Truma n Elementar y School ? The y wil l b e aluminu m casing s an d aluminu m sashes . Thi s wil l resul t i n th e destructio n o f th e ver y beautifu l window s wit h thei r antiqu e glas s tha t hav e serve d s o wel l sinc e 191 3 withou t costin g u s anythin g fo r shutter s durin g th e hurricane s tha t hav e visite d thi s cit y o n man y occasions . Thi s schoo l ha s bee n use d o n man y occa sion s a s a hurrican e shelte r fo r th e man y citizen s tha t ha d t o b e evacuate d fro m th e outlyin g areas . Neve r ha s on e per so n bee n injure d b y thi s schoo l o r it s window s failin g t o protec t u s sinc e it s inception . Thi s glas s tha t i s no w installe d i s o f ver y earl y vintage , nearl y one quarte r inc h thic k wit h wir e mes h en close d withi n th e window s renderin g the m shatterproof . I f thes e wer e t o b e bough t toda y th e pric e woul d ru n wel l int o thre e o r mor e dollar s a squar e foot . Now , du e t o thi s directiv e o f th e Schoo l Board , the y ar e du e fo r th e sledg e hamme r o r th e dump . Th e reaso n give n i s tha t a fe w o f th e windows ' botto m rail s hav e deterior ate d du e t o dr y rot , an d th e glas s ma y slid e ou t an d injur e someone . Wouldn' t i t b e reasonabl e t o restor e thes e fe w window s wit h th e origina l materia l (wood ) an d sav e th e taxpayer s thousand s o f dol lar s i n cos t fo r expensiv e aluminu m an d glas s tha t ma y nee d shutterin g an d pro tectio n durin g som e hurricane ? Th e fe w window s tha t nee d repairin g shoul d no t condem n th e res t o f th e beautifu l wind o jus t becaus e th e mone y i s availabl e an d shoul d b e spent . Th e dolla r valu e o f a ma n i s wha t h e has , bu t didn' t spend . I believ e tha t thi s i s tru e no t onl y o f a n indi vidual , bu t als o o f a school . I belie v tha t a schoo l shoul d teac h thrif t no t onl y i n th e classroo m bu t als o b y examp ! I hav e writte n t o th e Schoo l Supe r intenden t an d als o t o th e Schoo l Boar d members , an d a s o f thi s dat e n o acknow ledgemen t ha s bee n received . Wh y d o t h Schoo l Official s den y th e righ t o f a citize n an d taxpaye r t o thi s protes t withou t a prope r answer . Sincerely , Ke y Wes t i s no w i n TH E DAR K CONTINENT * Discove r a beautifu l oasi s ami d th e exotic a o f Africa : Ke y Wes t Fragranc e & Cosmeti c Factor y i s prou d t o announc e it s newes t locatio n i n th e famou s Dar k Continent® , o f Busc h Gardens® , Tampa , Florida . Visi t thi s extraordinar y par k an d entertainmen t cente r — you'l l fin d you r favorit e Ke y Wes t tropica l fragrance s an d luxuriou s Ke y Wes t Alo e ski n car e product s i n a charmin g sho p locate d a t th e en d o f th e Anheuser-Busc h Brewer y tour . Come , sample , an d go wild! . at last... wkw f radio 160 0 .. . for all-day and all-night listening easy rock and jazz album-oriented playlist and now: u All That Jazz". . every night [11 p.m.2 a.m.] kSolavee Hill receive d thi s letter , an d write r Garr y Boular d followe d i t up . Thi s i s hi s report. ) Probabl y th e bigges t reaso n Law renc e Gomez ' complain t and/o r inquir y wil l g o unheede d i s th e timing . Th e Monro e Count y Schoo l Boar d hel d a n an nounce d publi c meetin g Jun e 9t h t o con side r bid s fo r th e replacemen t o f th e window s a t th e Truma n Elementar y Schoo l an d th e Harri s Elementar y School . A t that meetin g an y concerne d citize n coul d hav e raise d question s a s t o th e nee d fo r an y expensiv e wor k t o b e don e o n th e windows . Ther e wer e n o objection s o r complaint s a t th e time , s o th e boar d listene d t o th e openin g o f bid s (whic h wa s conteste d amon g fou r differen t com panies ) an d eventuall y vote d t o awar d th e Gate s Windo w Servic e o f Miam i wit h a contrac t fo r replacin g th e 64-year-ol d wir e mes h windows . Mr . Gomez' s belie f tha t th e replace men t o f th e window s wa s a wast e o f th e taxpayer' s mone y i s o r isn' t vali d de pendin g o n whic h "authority " yo u ask . Th e Schoo l Plan t Surve y conducted ' b y personne l fro m th e Departmen t o f Educa tio n recommende d th e replacemen t o f th e window s du e t o "th e safet y hazar d in volved " an d "hig h maintenanc e costs. " Bu t independen t companie s hav e estimate d tha t th e presen t window s o n th e Truma n Elementar y Schoo l coul d b e repaire d a t hal f th e cos t o f buyin g ne w aluminu m casing s an d sashes . That , i f true , coul d indee d b e a savings , considerin g tha t th e lowes t bi d fo r replacin g th e window s o n th e Truma n Schoo l wa s $27,723 . However , i t i s th e Board' s conten tio n tha t onc e a bi d i s accepte d i t mus t b e honore d a t th e ris k o f a cour t case . Obviously , at thi s poin t th e plan s ar e t o begi n th e replacemen t wor k o n bot h th e Truma n an d Harri s school s soon . Kerr y L . Highsmith , Tea m Leader , Business , o f th e Monro e Count y Schoo l Boar d said , "An y complaint s no w ar e 'afte r th e fact " an d canno t b e seriousl y considered . I f Mr . Gome z o r anyon e els e ha d attende d th e schoo l boar d meetin g o n Jun e 9th , the n th e situatio n could 1 v e bee n a littl e different. " I t i s prett y muc h agree d upo n tha t th e window s a t th e Truma n Schoo l ar e valuabl e a s collector' s items . Th e glas s i s Tyria n blue , one-fourt h o f a n inc h thick , wit h a n enclose d wir e mesh . I t i s th e typ e o f windo w tha t simpl y i s no t manufacture d i n an y larg e quantit y thes e days . Whethe r o r no t thes e pin k an d blu e tinte d window s ar e trul y des tine d fo r th e sledg e hamme r i s anybody' s guess . Eve n schoo l officia l Highsmit h sai d h e "wasn' t sure " wha t th e plan s fo r th e window s ar e onc e the y ar e take n down . I f Lawrenc e Gome z i s bitte r o r frustrate d b y hi s attempt s t o ge t som e repl y t o hi s questions , the n h e i s no t withou t reason . On e o f th e most intimi datin g processe s a perso n ca n g o throug h i s t o b e shifte d fro m bureaucrati c de partmen t t o department . Th e Monro e Count y Schoo l Boar d ha s don e thi s t o Mr . Gomez , reinforcin g th e opinio n that , i n general , mos t governin g board s i n thi s count y see m t o b e o f th e attitud e tha t irat e citizen s carr y th e weigh t o f a feather . Th e Law renc e Gomeze s o f th e populac e canno t b e humore d an d dismissed . I f Mr . Gome z an d hi s supporter s wer e mistake n b y no t at tendin g th e prope r meetin g a t th e prope r time , the n tha t i s stil l no t eve n clos e t o bein g a goo d excus e fo r denyin g hi m hi s righ t t o a n answe r a s a taxpayer . (Ed . note : Lawrenc e Gome z finall y re ceive d a n answe r t o hi s question s i n a lette r fro m th e Schoo l Board. ) con' t o n pag e 2 3 Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Sho p inyitesyo u t o discove r a lifetim e o f adventur e LEAR N T O DIV E COURS E BENEFIT S [1 ] Small , informa l coe d classe s [2 ] Unlimite d practic e i n ou r poo l [3 ] Moder n professiona l equipmen t include s wetsui t [4 ] Fulltim e professiona l instructor s [5 ] 6 Openwate r dive s [6 ] Clu b Aquariu s — activit y progra m "W e invit e yo u t o compar e ou r course " FO R FURTHE R INF O CAL L O R STO P B Y YOU R PROFESSIONA L SKINDIVIN G SCHOO L i Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Sho p Jnc . 180 5 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phone : 296-382 3 Doe s i t tak e yo u a gallo n o f ga s t o bu y a quar t o f milk ? Gettin g t o an d fro m th e stor e add s t o you r bill , too.That' s wh y yo u nee d a Motobecan e motorize d bicycle , Fro m "Th e Solex, " ou r mos t economica l mode l wit h u p t o 21 8 mpg , t o ou r luxur y 5 0 V L buil t t o tak e th e hill s lik e a breeze , ever y Motobecan e i s motorize d fo r effortles s ridin g an d save s yo u a bundl e becaus e yo u don' t hav e t o tak e you r bi g ca r fo r a neighbor hoo d trip . A Motobecan e i s th e bes t thin g that' s com e t o shoppin g sinc e th e supermarket . ^MOTOBECAN E Th e Effortles s Bicycl e •N o Insurance , registratio n o r mandator y helm * r Sqi »« J i n man y states . Chec k »cu r stat e ro w o r Molotoecan e dec * MOTOBECANE ® SALE S • SERVIC E • RENTAL S JO E PETTY , JR. / 181 6 FLAGLE R AVE . / 296-646 1

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1 1 1 0 GopLBOT O RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocean SEAFOO D Ra w Oyster s Shrim p Steame d i n Bee r Conc h Chowde r Lobste r & Turtl e Stea k Homemad e Ke y Lim e Pi e Ope n 11:3 0 a.m . t o 1 1 p.m . Dail y | 90 S Carolin e St . 294-900 5 I ba r open from 1 2 noo n raon • sa t Sunda y from 2 pi n "ST0RSTER " 'S i t?? j dancin g ever y nigh t sunda y te a movie s monda y & thursda y 9:0 0 p m threatene d paradis e It is perhaps paradoxical thai a thing of great beuty has within itself, because of that beauty and man '3 desire to possess it, the seeds of its own destruction. A. solution to this paradox ia oruaial to the survival of one of earth's greatest treasures aoral reefs. T O EXPERIENC E a livin g cora l ree f i s t o ente r a ne w univers e o f color , for m an d textur e — t o fee l you r ver y cell s v'ibrat e wit h th e richnes s an d com plexit y o f ou r ancient , water y womb . T o defin e thi s i s t o diminis h i t — word s destro y wha t the y see k t o describe . i'et , rathe r tha n cherishing , re spectin g an d protectin g thes e majesti c natura l wonders , w e ar e obliteratin g their , fro m th e planet . CORA L REEF S ar e amon g th e mos t bio logicall y divers e an d productiv e natura l communities , coverin g vas t area s o f shallo w se a bottom . Thei r inhabitant s rang e fro m a multitud e o f tin y plant s an d animal s t o massiv e coral s an d gian t fish . A myria d o f invertebrate s an d hundred s o f specie s o f intensel y colore d tropica l fishe s liv e withi n th e delicate l y comple x networ k o f cave s an d corallin e branches , flittin g lik e warbler s throug h th e canop y o f a tropica l forest . Th e interrelationship s betwee n thes e thousand s o f specie s ar e bot h com ple x an d highl y efficient , tune d finel y b y eon s o f evolutionar y time . Th e ener getic s o f health y cora l reef s resul t i n a productivit y greate r tha n an y man-mad e tropica l agricultura l system . Protei n abound s o n th e fi n an d withi n th e shell , providin g a n essentia l supplemen t t o ou r diminishin g terrestria l protei n re sources . Th e fac t tha t thes e natura l commu nitie s provid e foo d an d shelte r fo r a grea t variet y o f finfis h an d shellfis h make s the m tremendousl y importan t t o th e commercia l an d spor t fisherie s o f man y tropica l coasta l areas . Additiona l economi c stimulu s fo r thes e non-indus trialize d region s i s tourism . Million s o f diver s an d sightseer s visi t cora l reef s eac h year , injectin g considerabl e sum s o f mone y int o loca l economics . CORA L REEF S represen t livin g lab oratorie s an d classroom s fo r scientist s an d educator s learnin g an d teachin g abou t th e ocean s an d thei r inhabitants . Muc n o f thi s researc h directl y benefit s mankind . Severa l pharmacologicall y ac tiv e compound s derive d fro m ree f dwell in g organism s ar e presentl y bein g teste d fo r thei r anti-viral , anti-cance r an d contraceptiv e potential . _ Fro m anothe r purel y practica l stand point , cora l reef s provid e a free , natu ra l Breakwate r whic h shelter s shoreline s an a coasta l communities . Th e structur e o f a ree f result s i n ver y efficien t ab TH E PLAC E T O STA Y A T TH E EN D O F TH E DA Y & MOTE L ROOM S 3 5 APARTMENT S 30 5 294-3?4 Z TOIL-FRE E RESERVATION S 800-341-919 1 385 2 H. ROOSEVEL T BLV O KE Y W£ST , FLORID A b y Ar t Weine r sorptio n an d dissipatio n o f th e enormou s energie s fro m storm-generate d wave s an d swells . Moreover , corals , calcareou s alga e an d othe r ree f dweller s whic h construc t thei r skeleton s an d shell s fro m calciu m carbonat e ar e majo r source s o f san d fo r marine-botto m communitie s an d coasta l beaches . I t ha s bee n estimate d tha t fishe s alone , browsin g o n thes e organisms , produc e approximatel y 2h ton s o f san d pe r acr e eac h year . Muc h o f thi s san d provide s th e substrat e fo r th e ver y productiv e shallow-wate r mar in e gras s meadow s whic h furnis h foo d an d habita t fo r a multitud e o f fis h an d invertebrates . I N ORDE R t o understand , i n full ness , cora l ree f function , on e mus t kno w somethin g o f th e biolog y o f corals , chie f architect s o f th e reef . T o lo cat e a cora l reef , yo u mus t firs t fin d warm , clea r water . Althoug h man y cora l specie s liv e i n deep , cold , poorl y illu minate d water , reef-buildin g coral s re \ quir e temperature s tha t rang e betwee n 7 7 an d 8 6 degree s (F) . The y canno t with 3 stan d excessiv e exposur e t o wate r temp eratur e les s tha n 6 8 degree s (F) , no r ca n the y tolerat e turbidit y o r fluctuat in g salinities . A s a resul t o f thes e requirements , cora l reef s ar e foun d i n a bel t roughl y thirt y degree s o n eithe r sid e o f th e equato r i n shallow , (rarel y a t depth s greate r tha n 25 0 feet ) near shor e waters . 4 B CoRAi . D0RIN G TH E DAY , th e mos t obviou s featur e o f a cora l i s it s non-livin g skeleto n o f elaboratel y patterne d cal ciu m carbonate . Specie s foun d i n re gion s o f th e ree f expose d t o powerfu l wav e energie s resenbl e gian t boulder s covere d b y a n intricat e lacewor k o f limestone , i n mor e sheltere d zones , branchin g cora l shrub s an d tree s aris e fro m th e bottom , bearin g name s lik e elkhorn, " "staghorn " an d "finge r coral . Othe r mor e flexibl y structure d sof t coral s suc h a s "se a fans, " "se a whips " an d "se a feathers, " tur n an d wav e i n ' th e currents , dancer s i n a n etherea l ballet . RESTAURAN T Countr y Breakfas t • Sala d Boa t Steak s • Seafoo d • Dail y Special s Famil y Price s Gif t Sho p Featurin g Regiona l Gift s Ope n 6 A.M . t o 10 P.M . DAY S IN N DAY S INI M I t i s durin g th e nigh t however , whe n th e livin g componen t o f mos t coral s make s it s appearance . Hundred s o f tin y flower-aik e creature s resemblin g se a anemones , one-tent h t o one-hal f inc h i n length , emerg e fro m thei r ston y caves . Thes e ar e th e cora l "polyps " extendin g outwar d fro m th e coral' s surfac e t o fee d o n th e minut e zooplankto n whic h drif t o n t o thei r tentacles . Eac h tentacl e contain s thousand s o f cell s containin g a hollow , coile d thread-lik e tub e know n a s a "nematocyst. " Contac t wit h a ten • tacl e cause s a discharg e o f thes e cell s whos e nematocyst s uncoil , penetratin g th e pre y wit h a mini-harpoo n o r entangl in g i t i n a meshwor k o f fin e threads . Simultaneously , a poiso n i s ejecte d throug h th e nematocysts 1 hollo w tip s an d int o th e miniscul e meal . Th e paralyze d anima l i s conveye d t o the centra l mouth.b y th e tentacles . Fortunatel y fo r divers , thi s mechanis m i s innefectiv e agains t huma n ski n wit h th e notabl e exceptio n o f th e aptl y name d "fir e corals, " Sinc e mos t coral s ar e actuall y larg e colonie s o f inter-connect e d polyps , foo d capture d an d assimilate d b y on e individua l actuall y help s t o nouris h it s neighbors . A S ELEGAN T an d efficien t a s thi s feedin g mechanis m is , i t i s no t th e onl y wa y i n whic h ree f coral s satisf y thei r nutritiv e needs . Th e thi n livin g ski n o f a coral , whic h overlie s th e ston y skeleton , i s actuall y a tightl y kni t partnershi p betwee n tw o ver y dis simila r creature s — a n animal , th e polyp , and , livin g withi n it , a popula tio n o f single-celle d alga e —"zooxan thellae. " Thi s partnership , o r symbiosis , ha s bee n evolvin g fo r million s o f year s t o th e mutua l benefi t o f bot h partners . Th e tin y plant s liv e i n a safe , nutrient ric h environmen t nourishe d b y th e wast e product s o f th e animal' s metabolism . Th e coral / i n turn , receive s oxyge n an d food , i n th e for m o f dissolve d organi c compounds , fro m it s photosyntheti c boarder . I n addition , thes e plant s ai d i n cora l skeleto n formatio n b y biochemi call y catalyzin g th e precipitatio n o f calciu m carbonat e fro m seawater . A n understandin g o f thi s symbioti c relationshi p help s t o explai n wh y reef formin g coral s exis t wher e the y do . Th e single-celle d alga e gro w bes t i n war m wate r o f norma l salinit y an d requir e sunligh t fo r photosynthesis . Consequent ly , hos t corals , whic h produc e limeston e skeleton s muc h faste r tha n thos e with ou t zooxanthellae , ar e restricte d t o warm , shallow , clea r seas . CORAL S REPRODUC E sexuall y o r asex uall y b y buddin g of f a n identica l daugh te r polyp , whic h mature s an d bud s i n turn . Th e for m o f a cora l colony , branching , rounded , o r plate-like , i s a resul t o f th e patter n o f budding . Sexua l reproductio n involve s th e produc tio n o f egg s an d sper m whic h ar e pro duce d b y eac h poly p (the y neve r ripe n REA L MoM E CboKIN S SEAFOO D StfAN O 4 PATI O ' UAM-9P M FRITTER S CONC H CHOWDE R BoUJE D SHRIM P •FRENCH-FRIES . SCALLOP S BEE F M COK E SPRIT E T4U7 Y HOUS E SUMSE. T PIE R MAUCK T SQUAR E _-CAp T <^J CONCH'S * simultaneousl y i n a singl e individual) . Th e sper m drif t wit h th e wate r current s int o th e bod y o f a "mother " polyp , wherei n the y fertilis e th e rip e eggs . Th e products , whic h emerg e fro m th e latter' s mouth , ar e minut e (les s tha n one-tent h o f a n inc h long) , transparent , ciliate d larva e calle d "planulae. " Th e planula e floa t i n th e plankto n fo r vari abl e period s o f time , sufferin g a hig h mortalit y fro m predatio n an d othe r fac tors . Th e survivor s ultimatel y settl e ou t o n a hard , 'clea n surfac e an d meta morphos e int o polyp s whic h bu d t o for m a ne w colony . S o crucia l ar e coral s t o th e inte grit y o f th e ree f communit y tha t whe n the y ar e kille d o r removed , migratio n o r deat h o f th e remainin g biot a ensues . Ree f fishe s i n particula r ar e highl y dependen t upo n th e caves , crevices , ledges , an d othe r refuge s i n th e cora l fo r protectio n fro m predatio n an d roug h seas . Coral s als o provid e foo d fo r bot h fishe s an d fo r a grea t numbe r o f invertebrate s whic h occup y importan t position s i n th e foo d web s o f th e ree f community . BU T I N SPIT E O F thei r intrinsi c beaut y an d th e ver y significan t valu e o f cora l reef s t o th e huma n community , we , a s a species , hav e embarke d upo n a pat h whic h wil l ultimatel y lea d t o thei r demise . Thi s traged y i s ver y eviden t i n th e Florid a Ree f Tract , th e main , an d practicall y only , cora l ree f i n th e territoria l water s o f th e continenta l U.S . Thes e reefs , whic h li e offshor e fro m th e ti p o f mainlan d Florid a an d th e Florid a Keys , exis t a t th e northern mos t fring e o f cora l ree f distribution . The y therefor e experienc e intens e natu ra l stresse s whic h includ e hars h winter s an d hurricanes . Consequently , les s tha n te n pe r cen t o f th e entir e ree f trac t i s healthy , livin g reef . Man-relate d stresse s inflicte d upo n cora l reef s ar e ver y pronounce d becaus e o f th e larg e an d growin g urba n popula tion s i n coasta l areas . Man y o f thes e stresse s ar e ver y obviou s and , t o a grea t extent , attributabl e t o th e grow in g popularit y o f cora l reef s a s recre ationa l resources . Becaus e o f it s proximit y t o lan d an d accessibilit y b y smal l boat , th e Florid a Ree f Trac t i s experiencin g incredibl e visitatio n pressures . I n 1975 , attendanc e a t Joh n Pennekam p Cora l Ree f Stat e Par k wa s estimate d a t 400,000 . Analysi s o f statistic s b y th e con' t o n pag e 2 2 Mail orders . promptly filled PIPES , CIGARS , CUSTO M BLENDE D TOBACCO S AN D SMOKIN G ACCESSORIE S MWH MMOMLiD "UPSTAIRS " HARBO R HOUS E ARCAD E 42 3 FRON T ST . 294-681 0 Qd e th e Islan d FIN E BICYCLE S • Fuj i ' • Sutte r « Ros s • SALE S •RENTAL S -PART S • 'SERVIC E • ACCESSORIE S «MAP S NO W A FUL L SERVIC E BICYCL E SHO P A T A NE W LOCATIO N r Wheel s 120 9 Truma n Avenu e 294-654 2 1 f SU N . MO N . TUES . WE D . THUR . FR I . . SA T . §iZfl<*VBl€t* S "TH E TAL K O F TH E TOWN " .BUC K FEL L & HI S PIAN O Dancing , sing-a-longs , old-tim e movie s . BUCK' S PART Y NIT E Al l ba r drink s a buck , Dancing , sing-a-longs , old-tim e movie s .DRAF T BEE R PART Y Ai i bee r 2 5 cent s Cooles t beer , hottes t disc o musi c . ELLI E RUSSELLI N PERSO N an d th e Sound s Familia r ban d Non-sto p dancin g an d singin g . DISC O LADIE S NIGH T Al l ladie s drin k free , disc o dancin g al l nigh t . ELLI E RUSSEL L I N PERSO N wit h he r ban d Sound s Familiar , non-sto p entertainmen t plu s BUC K FEL L & Hi s Pian o . DISC O PART Y TIM E Lates t i n disc o sound s Al l drink s half-pric e 6-1 0 43 0 DUVA L STREET , KE Y WEST , FLORID A Th e KE Y entertainmen t cente r ...PART Y AL L NIGH T LONG.. . "WHER E TH E ENTERTAINMEN T ACTIO N IS! " '>',V::,;!. : A<./-/AV^,:.V;,,'V;,.^:'::' /

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Ke y Wes t Dog s b y Phoeb e Coa n LOO K INT O th e clea r eye s o f a Ke y Wes t do g an d yo u wil l kno w the y ar e a s uniqu e a s th e peopl e wh o inhabi t thi s cora l island . TH E FIRS T do g tha t I kne w i n Ke y West year s ag o wa s B o a rea l specia l islan d dog...shaggy-haired , wise , lov • able , adorable . He' d pu t hi s paw s righ t u p o n th e ba r a t Captai n Tony' s (lik e a n ol d wis e man , whic h h e was ) an d han g ou t wit h everyone . H e belonge d t o al l o f u s a t tha t time , whic h wa s abou t seve n o r eigh t year s ago . An d yet , fre e spiri t tha t h e was , h e di d hav e a master . Bo , a do g o f dogs , taugh t m e s o muc h tha t I wa s read y t o know...ho w t o tal k lov e t o a dog...ho w t o slo w dow n an d listen...ho w t o b e humbl e enoug h tha t th e sigh t o f hi m firs t thin g i n th e morn in g woul d gladde n a bod y righ t ou t o f bed , an d sustai n on e fo r th e whol e da y through . I fel t i t a grea t hono r t o hav e B o choos e t o sta y fo r a nigh t o r two . Everybod y love d tha t dog ! Hi s eye s wer e th e eye s o f a tru e flowe r child ! THI S WA S al l i n preparatio n fo r Wis h Wishbone , m y firs t ow n do g a mixe d breed , shepher d a t heart . H e wa s pre-chil d trainin g fo r me . A sou l mate , companion , generato r o f love . A younge r brother . An d whe n m y firs t chil d arrived , nursemai d an d guardia n angel . I t wa s th e guar d par t h e too k a bi t to o serious ly. . H e wa s a howle r an d a hoote r an d love d listenin g t o th e Beatles . Bu t a goo d do g throug h an d throug h a "story boo k dog . " "Weeish, " we' d call , an d he' d alway s b e happ y t o serve . H e wa s a s free-wheel in g a s a balm y Ke y Wes t nigh t wit h breez e s blowin g through . A wandere r an d a love r o f th e street s an d beaches , hi s tai l wavin g lik e a flag . A dreame r b y th e kitche n door , eye s fille d wit h com passio n an d earnestness . Whereve r yo u ar e now , Wish , w e than k yo u fo r havin g th e pleasur e o f knowin g you . Thos e won derfu l lon g walk s wer e a dee p sou l plea sure . THER E WER E man y othe r grea t dog s o f Ke y West' s past . Th e grea t whit e Wolf , wh o ha d on e blu e ey e an d on e amber. . Lady , wh o live d throug h man y litters . Als o Gauch o an d Frit z fro m Bo b an d Amy' s Ne w Moo n Gallery . Grea t dogs , al l o f them . . QUEENIE' S m y neighbo r now . She' s a youn g brow n an d whit e colli e wit h a penchan t fo r littl e ones . She' s bee n know n t o gobbl e cottag e chees e an d car rot s jus t a s hungril y a s hamburger . Sh e ca n escap e ove r th e porc h railin g whe n sh e wants , leapin g hig h lik e a rac e hors e ove r a hurdle . An d the-bab y love s toddlin g wit h Queenie . Sh e i s jus t th e righ t pace d runnin g mat e fo r him , an d the y d o loo k cut e together . "Queeni e Bubbalini, " th e kid s hav e dubbe d her . She' s bee n know n t o pla y walkin g game s wit h chose n ones,.suc h a s cuttin g righ t i n fron t o f yo u s o yo u hav e t o sto p shor t o r chang e you r gait . • Claud e an d Clair e ar e th e parent s o f Queenie . Clair e i s a blac k Collie , an d Queen-i e look s muc h lik e Claude , a re d Colli e wit h a sunn y disposition . Whe n Claud e wa s just' a pup , bein g raise d b y a motherl y St . Bernar d o n a mountain sid e i n Vermont , Harrie t an d Michael , his . owners , too k hi m fo r a lon g rid e u p t o th e ver y to p o f th e Gree n Mountai n Stat e t o pic k ou t a n "ol d lady. " "A t Ston e Hous e Kennel s i t wa s lov e a t firs t sigh t fo r littl e Claude, " ac cordin g t o Harriet . "Ther e sa t Claire , a demure , pri m littl e tri-color . Sh e wa s s o sh y tha t sh e ha d t o loo k a t Claud e sideways. " Afte r thre e year s o f romance , th e tw o collie s ha d a family . B y thi s tim e the y wer e livin g o n Lair d Stree t i n Ke y West , an d the y ha d a perfec t bac k yar d t o rais e thei r pups . Clair e ha d he r paw s ful l wit h te n littl e one s runnin g about , bu t sh e manage d jus t fine . Whe n the y move d t o Willia m Stree t th e onl y pupp y lef t wa s wiggl y Queenie . Th e thre e Collie s ha d th e ru n o f th e Willia m Stree t neighborhoo d betwee n Southar d an d Fleming . Sinc e the n Claud e an d Clair e hav e move d o n t o othe r things , an d w e hop e tha t the y wil l agai n retur n wit h Harrie t an d Michae l behin d them. . M y frien d Socorr o ha d a Colli e tha t use d t o wal k th e childre n t o schoo l (thi s wa s i n th e Bronx ) an d pic k the m u p i n th e afternoon . Collie s ar e golden ! Phrogg y ha s a legendar y knac k fo r knowin g jus t ho w lon g h e ca n li e ou t i n th e middl e o f th e stree t befor e a ca r migh t no t stop . The y ha d hi m a s a pu p a t th e ol d Fogart y House . The n sailboa t peopl e had . hi m fo r a while . The n h e too k off , an d fiv e peopl e ha d hi m fo r thre e t o fiv e month s eac h fo r thre e year s unti l h e followe d Jac k home . "I' m a printe r an d h e love s printin g presses, " say s Jack . A t th e Citizen, Jac k wa s threatene d wit h bein g fire d becaus e o f Phroggy' s presence , Bu t Doroth y Raymer , wh o ha s ha d a do g wh o walk s he r aroun d thes e man y years , acte d a s a "bridge, " an d Jac k wa s abl e t o hav e Phrogg y there . "~TBE "IMMORTAL 'BO WITS SOME FRIENDS AT CAPT'TONY'S SOME IEARS AGO AL L AROUN D TOW N on e see s th e dog s an d thei r master s a t th e beach , i n th e streets , sunset...th e dog s ar e every where . The y ad d thei r ow n continuit y t o things . On e meet s Pol a b y th e laundroma t a t Flemin g an d Margaret . Hi s littl e mis tres s Christin e claim s h e ha s a VER Y lon g leash . H e trul y love s t o roam , wit h th e rakis h ai r o f a stree t dog . A s whit e a s a bear , h e nuzzle s littl e one s lik e a Nanny , an d h e i s s o playfu l on e jus t know s h e i s a goo d dog . Mis s Spots , a pussyca t frien d o f his , wa s gla d t o hav e hi m aroun d whe n he r kittie s wer e born ; fo r it wa s Pol a wh o helpe d he r clea n the m of f a s the y arrived. ' I t wa s Pol a wh o babysa t whe n Mis s Spot s went ou t t o ge t food , too . BONNI E AN D SASSI E ar e lad y an d Af ghan , respectively . Bot h ar e lon g legge d an d smiling . Sassie' s ver y prou d an d stubborn , a dee p blond e do g wh o look s lik e sh e nuzzle d charcoa l dust . Sh e i s ver y gracefu l an d beautifu l wit h th e ai r o f a dee r abou t her . Ther e i s a n Afgha n stree t do g on e see s o n Margare t Stree t aroun d Becky' s Bar , o r upstair s o f th e ba r wher e hi s frien d Jac k live s wit h anothe r canin e friend , Phroggy . "Phroggy' s teachin g hi m ho w t o b e cool, " say s Jack . Phroggy' s lik e th e roc k o n to p o f th e mountain , a rankin g residen t stree t do g who m man y hav e hear d tel l o f an d me t a t on e tim e o r another . I f lucky , on e get s t o se e th e unusuall y larg e rounde d dar k eyes , i n a n India n se t face , fille d wit h a knowin g a hipness . Jac k wa s goin g t o th e Charcoa l Hu t fo r breakfas t on e mornin g lon g ago , whe n h e ra n int o Phrogg y an d wa s taile d b y hi m bac k t o th e ol d Pos t Offic e In n wher e h e lived . Th e do g jumpe d i n throug h th e window . " I gues s h e wa s a t th e ag e wher e h e neede d security, " Jac k says , becaus e th e do g jus t staye d on . Jac k eve n ha d th e dog' s nam e tattooe d o n hi s ches t an d h e consider s hi m t o b e Kin g o f th e Stree t Dogs . H e decide d t o spel l th e nam e wit h ph . • • • ' •••:.• . Phroggy' s heyda y wa s a t th e Ancho r In n (no w th e Ne w Hop e Leathe r Company ) o n Duva l Street . Phroggy , Re d Dog , Bullet , Peace , an d othe r dog s wer e a s muc h a par t o f th e loos e compan y a s th e people . Phrogg y wa s th e onl y do g alway s al lowe d inside , becaus e h e kne w whe n t o hid e whe n th e cop s came , an d Bu d an d Doroth y McArthur , th e owner s o f th e Ancho r Inn , le t hi m (an d others ) sometime s spen d th e night . Bud' s hug e blac k Grea t Dan e Hercules , a Duva l Stree t dog , ofte n use d t o si t o n th e roo f o f th e Ancho r Inn . He' d soun d a hollo w "whoof, " hea d hangin g ove r th e edg e o f th e roof , sur prisin g passersby . Her e weighe d 20 0 pound s an d wa s ver y muc h i n lov e wit h Brow n Dog . Onc e th e polic e raide d Fogart y Hous e bu t couldn' t ge t Her e ou t o f a roo m wher e h e an d Brow n Do g la y o n th e bed . "H e didn' t lik e hostility, " reporte d hi s masters , Bu d an d Doroth y McArthur . Her e wa s a rea l friendl y dog , the y say . HESC an d no w eve n wit h a ne w Grea t Dan e calle d Hercule s the y mis s th e origina l dog . Her e die d o f ol d ag e righ t b y thei r bed roo m window . " A bunc h o f kids ' cam e ari d too k hi m of f t o bur y him, " report s Doro thy . The y clai m tha t Her e th e Secon d wa s th e pic k o f th e litte r a coupl e o f year s bac k t o eve n ou t somebody' s ba r tab . THE Y TEL L als o o f Rub y Begonia , fro m who m hal f o f al l th e Ke y Wes t dog s come . Sh e ha d te n litters . The y tel l o f Fang , fo r who m Her e wa s th e truste d babysitter . Bu t Doroth y contend s tha t sh e neve r considere d Phro g a dog . "H e though t himsel f a person. " H e an d Her e go t alon g ver y well . Th e kindhearte d McArthur s hav e a chicke n i n th e kitche n an d a duc k o n thei r .porch . iu t bac k t o th e ol d figh t in 1 Phrog . He' s bee n a s fa r a s Sugarloa f an d foun d hi s wa y bac k home . He' s travelle d al l ove r tow n makin g rounds . H e woul d swi m bot h end s o f th e islan d i n hi s younge r days . No w he' s mor e o r les s -i n semi retirement . He' s bee n mostl y teachin g "Pe a Brain, " th e gorgeou s "onl y stree t dog " Afghan . H e love d t o pla y "Dead, " an d onc e i n fron t o f th e Ancho r In n h e di d this . Whe n peopl e cam e an d dragge d Jac k out side , ther e wa s a crow d o f twent y sur roundin g th e dog' s body . "Phroggy, " Jac k called , an d th e do g spran g righ t u p t o th e amazemen t o f onlookers . Fo r man y years , Phro g als o ha d "Brow n Dog " a s a gir l friend . Sh e ende d u p livin g unde r th e hous e fo r awhil e un ti l neighbor s got he r fixed . Th e man y pup s Phrogg y fathere d ar e scattere d hithe r an d yon . ( I believ e Wis h wa s one. ) Th e younge r Phro g wa s quit e a lover , an d eve n mate d wit h a Grea t Dan e a t on e time . Onc e Jac k ha d snakes , an d on e six foo t bo a name d "Ralph " woul d wra p him sel f aroun d Phroggy , an d th e do g .woul d wal k downtown ' tha t way . Doroth y Rayme r wrot e abou t tha t one . Th e illustrate d Ke y Wes t calenda r ha s acknowledgement s an d anima l credits , an d Phrogg y i s rightfull y listed . Jac k neve r kne w an y o f th e peopl e wh o go t th e calenda r together , bu t the y al l sur e kne w abou t Phrog . I F YO U G O a littl e farthe r u p Mar gare t toward s Flemin g you'l l pas s b y Captai n Dave' s house , whic h ha s a cutou t o f a do g o n th e fron t doo r o f hi s home . H e i s als o a self-proclaime d do g lover . H e ha s alway s ha d tw o Dachshunds , bu t on e o f them , Penny , die d Februar y 25 . Th e do g wa s wit h hi m si x years . Coppe r i s th e othe r Dachshund , a nic e dog . Dav e waite d a month , an d Coppe r go t s o dow n i n th e dump s (no t eatin g o r anything ) tha t Dav e wen t ou t t o th e Southernmos t Human e Societ y an d adopte d Fritz , whic h wa s quit e a n eas y thin g t o do . Fritz , anothe r Dachshund , fel l righ t i n wit h Copper . "I' d donat e a cas e o f do g foo d a mont h t o kee p mor e dog s a t th e Human e Societ y going, " say s Dave . Bot h o f hi s dog s g o t o hi s carpentr y an d paintin g job s wit h him . "The y follo w afte r m e lik e kids, " h e says . Th e dog s sta y i n th e hous e a t night an d literall y "tail " hi m b y day , h e claims . Dav e say s th e animal s ar e ver y pro tectiv e an d wil l awake n hi m i f anyone' s outsid e o n th e porc h a t night , bu t the y wil l no t ge t vicious . Whe n the y g o out , Dav e i s thei r leash . H e say s "stop " a t th e stree t corners , an d the y d o it . "Thei r obedi enc e i s natural, " h e says . "They'r e in telligent , an d fro m m y kindnes s t o the m the y com e aroun d t o m y wa y o f thinking. " NEX T DOO R t o Dav e i s Be v an d Bob's . The y hav e a 15-year-ol d doggi e name d Peppy , wh o i s ver y prett y an d i n excel len t health . Th e do g eat s a s muc h peo pl e foo d a s do g foo d an d live s wit h a bulle t lodge d i n he r stomac h fro m a tim e whe n sh e go t shot . AROUN D TH E CORNE R u p t o th e en d o f Hunt s Lan e on e ca n fin d Nobl e John . H e i s a Labrado r Shepher d living-wit h Art an d De e Dee . H e i s als o name d "Th e Pony, " du e t o hi s runnin g lik e a horse , hi s nail s clinkin g th e pavement . Joh n ha s bee n Art' s pa l sinc e th e ag e o f si x weeks . H e i s no w fiv e year s old . H e i s famou s fo r hi s spor t fishxn g i n clea r waters . Ther e i s eve n a paint in g a t th e Sand s o f hi m fishing . H e mus t hav e clea r wate r though . H e i s no t a t al l intereste d i n eatin g th e fish , bu t h e ca n remai n absorbe d watchin g the m fo r hours . Joh n als o turn s u p i n od d place s an d find s hi s ow n wa y home . H e ha s hi s ow n se t o f friends , an d some time s Ar t get s t o mee t them . Recentl y h e fathere d a litte r o f te n blac k puppie s fro m th e do g wh o live s u p fron t i n th e lane . Th e tw o courte d b y rubbin g nose s throug h th e fence . The n Joh n foun d ho w t o unlatc h th e gate . "Whe n h e ha s a girlfrien d w e hardl y eve r se e him, " De e De e an d Ar t say . Otherwis e he' s unde r th e house . Shoul d anyon e strang e sho w up , th e muffle d sound s o f a "monster " comin g fro m unde r th e hous e ar e unnerving . A DOG Joh n like s t o fight , a s d o man y o f th e youn g dogs . "He' s macho, " say s Art . "I t i s John' s gentleness , though , tha t make s hi m mos t endearing . H e ca n fal l i n t o pla y wit h children , lik e anothe r child . H e learn s ver y quickl y anythin g yo u wan t t o teac h him. " Ar t als o say s tha t othe r peopl e notic e tha t Joh n i s "no t jus t a do g bu t a creatur e wit h awareness . H e i s awar e o f yo u a s a n individual . H e pick s u p o n people' s vibrations. " Joh n ha s th e ru n o f th e hous e bu t make s hi s nightl y rounds . "He' s lik e everybod y els e o n thi s island : supe r independent . I thin k Joh n know s Ke y Wes t fa r bette r tha n Ar t o r I, " say s De e Dee . Bot h Ar t an d De e De e agre e tha t he' s no t reall y thei r dog . "He' s hi s ow n dog, " the y say . Joh n crack s peopl e u p carryin g hi s ow n ca n o f Alp o hom e fro m Bina's , a neigh borhoo d grocery/cand y stor e o n Fleming . "He' s s o proud , h e light s u p th e whol e neighborhood, " say s De e Dee . TH E KE Y WES T DOG S ar e a separat e breed . On e nigh t a t Sunse t I sa w a de programme d Greyhoun d leapin g of f th e edg e o f th e pie r afte r a runnin g star t Wha t freedo m h e mus t hav e bee n feeling ! Ther e ar e s o man y differen t kind s o f dog s an d do g situation s her e o n th e island . On e ca n observ e thi s ever y day . Th e dog s lik e t o pu t o n a sho w whe n the y congre gat e . O N WHITEHEAD , a pepper y ta n pooc h ha d th e sam e glin t o f awarenes s i n hi s eye s a s hi s master , wh o wa s sittin g clos e b y o n a benc h i n bac k o f Dorothy' s gro cery . Sou l musi c pourin g out...bot h do g an d maste r wer e sharin g th e sam e mood . Dog s becom e th e "familiars " o f thos e the y sta y clos e with . Dogs , lik e kids , see m t o catc h th e vibe s fro m thei r masters . The y hav e th e unthinkin g abilit y t o totall y trus t an d follow . Masters , however , aren' t alway s perfec t ones . Bu t i t i s strang e t o ac knowledg e ho w a do g ca n understan d man' s deepes t feeling s an d pul l ou t th e love , kindl e it , an d inspir e it . ANOTHE R entirel y differen t sor t o f a do g i s th e littl e "Jac k Russell " cir 1 3 cu s typ e do g ove r a t Mooki e an d Duan e McGarry' s o n Catherine . Karate , a s th e doggi e i s called , jus t ha s t o b e th e speedies t littl e do g you'v e eve r seen . A rea l tric k do g wit h incredibl e balance . H e weigh s onl y abou t seve n pounds , an d it' s al l bustlin g energy . H e ca n kee p u p wit h th e spee d o f a flyin g bicycle , eve n thoug h he' s short-legged . Karat e ca n stan d o n hi s hin d leg s o n th e windo w to p {o f a ca r door ) whe n th e ca r i s moving . "Withou t an y train in g h e doe s feat s o f agilit y naturally, " say s Duane . "H e ca n stan d up-.o n a quart e r inc h boar d tha t i s standin g o n a n edge . H e eat s mostl y egg s an d swee t stuff . "H e bark s lik e hell, " say s Duane . "Thes e dog s ca n stan d o n th e bac k o f a movin g hors e an d g o fo r a ride. " THER E I S man' s inhumanit y t o man , impedin g th e spiritua l growt h o f th e plane t today ; bu t then , fa r greate r i n exten t perhaps , there' s als o man' s in humanit y t o th e animals . I looke d a t a wildlif e magazin e a t th e dentist's , an d al l on e read s i s "Kill , kill , kill. " "Th e dam n thing s ain' t predictable, " I rea d i n on e stor y fro m a n annoye d sports man . I N KE Y WEST , despit e th e proble m o f numbers , ther e i s sometime s th e proble m tha t th e dog s ge t elevate d t o suc h a degre e tha t i t sometime s goe s t o their _ heads . Tak e th e littl e bark y gu y u p the" " Lan e wit h th e territoria l prerogative . Som e dog s lik e t o guar d th e turf . A sho w o f loyalt y t o some , i t seems , i s a disturbanc e t o others . Dog s sometime s ar e eg o trippin g s o heavily , tha t the y thin k the y ar e lord s o f th e neighborhood . They , a s d o we , re spon d t o lov e an d consideration . Ther e i s a specia l telepath y thes e islan d dog s have . Certai n thing s the y kno w an d ac t out . Differen t the y are.. . lik e th e peo pl e an d th e houses . LIVIN G THING S deserv e ou r compassion . Th e dog s an d th e plant s an d th e childre n ar e her e fo r u s primaril y t o LOVE...t o enjo y an d t o lear n from . Neutering , spaying , an d destroyin g alon e woul d no t solv e th e proble m o f to o man y dogs . QUESSIE AMD PALS SSJQYISG A JOKE TOGETHER Ther e i s more , I think . A peopl e problem . W e nee d peopl e t o b e human e an d les s self-involved . T o adop t o r sen d foo d t o th e ailin g an d poorl y funae a Southernmos t Human e Society . Spayin g cost s hav e t o b e cu t foo d cost s cut , too Restaurant s an d grocer y store s coul d donat e thei r scraps... a Friend s o r Animal s Societ y coul d b e formed , an d tn e newl y forme d Humanitarian s Unite d (the y hel p pa y th e $2 5 an d u p fo r spayings ) publicized . • " Becaus e i t i s wron g tha t las t yea r ou t o f 2,26 4 dog s (an d abou t a s man y cats ) tha t go t picke d up , 21 4 wer e adopt e d an d 12 1 restored . Th e remainin g 1,92 9 soulfu l aninal s wer e pu t t o sleep A littl e communit y conscienc e an a responsibilit y coul d a t leas t cu t thes e number s down . . However , I talke d wit h Bill y Chee* , an d I talke d wit h Margare t Denni s ou t a th e Southernmos t Human e Society . I K n

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Jose" , wh o drive s th e truc k aroun d tow n a s "do g catcher. " The y nee d mone y an d help . The y wai t 3 day s fo r a n owne r t o show , an d the n th e animal s g o u p fo r adoption . Ho w lon g the y kee p the m there afte r i s dependen t upo n th e amoun t o f spac e availabl e an d th e dog . Afte r that , the y ar e force d int o bein g executioner s fo r u s all . Righ t no w the y ar e ful l up . The y eve n hav e Collies , Iris h Setters , an d Dachshunds . Perhap s someon e shoul d star t a Lonel y Heart s Clu b an d hav e persona l solution s turne d i n th e directio n o f th e Southernmos t Human e Society . A slidin g scal e anima l clini c woul d b e sensibl e an d human e also . Human s an d animal s alik e deserv e t o hav e reasonabl e medica l attention . Disease s i n animal s ca n b e prevented , too . AN D FINALLY , th e Ke y Wes t dog , bein g a bree d al l it s own , i s a very , ver y specia l bree d muc h kindre d t o man . We , lik e th e dogs , ar e no t perfect ; bu t w e shoul d b e her e t o expan d ourselves , rathe r tha n t o contrac t i n selfis h living . Th e mor e w e ca n giv e love , th e easie r i t become s t o love . I t i s easie r t o star t wit h lovin g th e littler , les s complicate d things , a s Carso n McCuller s say s i n he r shor t stor y " A Tree , A Rock , A Cloud. " Also , do g i s bes t frien d t o man . con' t fro m pag e 5 AMON G Ludy' s mementoe s o f earl y day s i s a brow n dog-eare d draf t car d whic h de scribe s hi s draf t statu s a t th e tim e o f th e Firs t Worl d War . Ludy' s servic e recor d i s probabl y uniqu e i n th e comple x annal s o f U.S . Militar y history . Bein g o f eligibl e draf t ag e durin g Worl d Wa r I , h e wa s conscripte d an d lef t Ke y Wes t fo r Cam p Wheeler , Georgia , an d subsequen t induction . Befor e th e trai n reache d THRE E YEAR S AG O Lud y an d Doroth y move d bac k int o Ke y West"'t o 112 1 White hea d Stree t t o th e hous e whic h Doroth y originall y bough t fo r he r fathe r whe n sh e first ' brough t hi m t o Ke y West . Thei r origina l hom e o n Summerlan d Ke y i s no w occupie d b y thei r so n Tommy , wh o i s no w a commercia l fisherman , an d th e othe r ha s becom e renta l property . Althoug h Lud y i s "pushin g 80 " an d Doroth y i s no t to o fa r behind , th e coupl e i s stil l activ e wit h plan s fo r redecoratin g an d garden in g aroun d th e ol d Conc h house . She' s goin g t o writ e a book , bu t she' s waitin g unti l she' s 8 0 t o begi n it ! m im mm® mm wr &f Georgia , however , th e wa r ended , an d h e wa s notifie d o f thi s fact upo n hi s arri va l an d sen t bac k t o Ke y West . Worl d Wa r I I als o cam e ( a fe w year s later ) an d Lud y receive d anothe r draf t notice , thi s tim e bein g ordere d t o repor t t o a close r post , Cam p Blandin g i n centra l Florida . Hitle r wa s Publi c Enem y Numbe r One , an d Lud y expecte d t o joi n th e rank s o f othe r youn g me n ben t o n hittin g th e Axi s power s wher e i t hurt . A s h e encountere d tha t well-know n lineu p tha t i s th e brun t o f s o man y jokes , Lud y wa s startle d t o hea r th e docto r yel l a t him , "Wha t i n hel l ar e vo u doin g here ? Ge t you r dam n clothe s o n an d "ge t th e hel l out o f here! " Th e Ke y Wes t draf t boar d ha d erred . Lud y wa s 44 1 Th e busines s o f wa r apparentl y weighe d heavil y o n th e military , an d a s i s ofte n th e cas e wit h a complicate d bu reaucrac y i t mad e a nurabe r o f laughabl e blunders . No t onl y di d Lud y receiv e a n honorabl e discharg e fo r thi s brie f tou r o f duty , bu t hi s ran k wa s liste d a s Machinist' s Mat e Secon d class ! I t wa s reall y n o surprise , a s militar y record s ha d previousl y trie d t o credi t hi m wit h th e improbabl e birthdat e of Apri l 32nd ! Th e Bul l ard.Whistl e • •ol d •fowry ke y west • • • • dn d a larg e selectio n o f wines / 111 duval-sh-^ Summe r i s th e "off " seaso n fo r man y businesse s i n Ke y West . Bu t retailer s ofte n forge t tha t thi s i s a cit y o f 30,00 0 residents . N o busines s has t o depen d o n th e touris t visito r fo r it s income . Fo r mos t loca l retailers , radi o offer s th e bes t opportunitie s t o advertise , t o offe r a produc t t o th e community . Radi o i s cost efficient , an d positive . I f yo u thin k thi s i s th e wron g tim e t o spen d thos e scarc e dollar s o n advertising , won' t yo u pleas e d o tw o thing s today ? Liste n t o th e new , eas y soun d o f WKWF . An d as k aroun d tow n abou t ou r quickl y growin g audience . The n giv e u s a call . As k abou t ou r lo w rates . W e won' t b e pushy . N o reaso n fo r an y o f u s t o suffe r th e summe r slump . wlcw f radi o 160 0 I don' t kno w muc h abou t birds , an d I a m no t fluen t i n thei r language , bu t th e soun d o f troubl e i s universall y re cognizable . Th e loca l grackl e communit y wa s i n a n uproar . I looke d ou t th e fron t doo r an d sa w Ginger , th e neighborhood' s favorit e tram p dog , nos e t o bea k wit h a bir d sittin g lo w o n th e fenc e unde r th e ficu s tre e acros s th e street . Th e bir d wa s apparentl y judge d no t meat y enoug h t o eat , smell y enoug h t o rol l in , activ e enoug h t o pla y with , o r soli d o r valuabl e enoug h t o gra b an d ru n of f with . Ginge r amble d awa y i n searc h o f bette r adventure , an d I crossed th e stree t t o investigate . I t wa s a half-grown , plum p bab y grackl e wit h a tuf t o f hea d feather s tha t looke d lik e uncombe d hai r an d a stubby , unaerodynami c tail . A fligh t schoo l dropout . A prematur e sol o attempt fail ure . H e stare d a t m e wit h on e eye , the n th e othe r eye , the n wit h bot h eyes , para lyze d wit h trustin g curiosity . Mothe r Grackle' s worrie d squawk s accelerate d an d increase d i n volum e a s I cam e nearer . I backe d of f an d go t m y camera . A doze n o r s o grackle s swoope d an d chattere d — 10 0 crumb-per-da y consultant s fro m th e nex t tre e dow n th e stree t offer in g advic e — an d the n wen t abou t thei r ow n business . Soo n Mothe r an d apparent l y Fathe r Grackle , Baby , an d I wer e lef t alon e t o someho w muddl e throug h th e prob le m b y ourselves . Fo r th e nex t coupl e hour s I snappe d tw o roll s o f TriX fil m wit h a 20 5 m m zoo m len s an d a 2 X converte r fro m a tri pod , whil e Fathe r stoo d guar d an d Mothe r alternatel y tongue-lashe d an d fe d Baby . Bab y fel l of f th e fence , the n fluttere d u p again . H e gav e a fe w non-directiona l whirr s an d flutter s o f hi s wing s an d jumpe d u p an d down , bu t no t a t th e sam e time . TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Also next door... SHEL L WAREHOUS E QUARTE R O F A MILLIO N DOLLAR S I N SHELL S O N HAN D A T AL L TIM E SHELL S FRO M FLORID A AN D AROUN D TH E WORL D SPECIME N SHELL S AVAILABL E MALLORY SQUARE Fre e Parkin g an d Fre e Admissio n Fo r Shel l Warehous e phot o an d stor y b y Richar d Mars h I t bega n t o rain , an d I move d acros s th e stree t ont o m y porc h t o kee p th e cam er a dry . Mothe r an d Fathe r too k shelte r i n th e tree , an d Bab y hunkere d dow n an d snooze d wit h a ful l tummy . I calle d Reveren d Thurlo w Weed , a loca l bir d exper t an d performe r o n th e conc h shell , an d h e sai d tha t i t wa s un usua l fo r a mothe r bir d t o fee d a bab y tha t ha d falle n fro m th e nest . I too k thi s t o mea n tha t th e mothe r considere d th e bab y t o b e healthy , uninjured , an d salvageable . I aske d i f I shoul d tr y t o pu t th e bab y u p i n th e tre e t o kee p i t ou t o f th e reac h o f cats , an d h e sai d tha t unles s I coul d fin d th e nes t an d ge t th e bab y al l th e wa y hom e I shoul d leav e i t alone . I couldn' t fin d th e nest . I t wa s a steamin g ho t afternoon , s o a t leas t th e cat s i n th e are a wer e no t wanderin g around . Afte r th e rai n I foun d Bab y o n th e othe r sid e o f th e fenc e sittin g o n a roo t o f th e ficus . H e ha d probabl y wobble d betwee n th e boards , no t ove r th e fence . Mothe r Grackl e approache d Bab y wit h a fat , juicy , mouthwaterin g bug . Whe n Bab y opene d hi s mouth , Mothe r fle w t o th e to p o f th e fence , neve r breakin g th e temp o o f he r hars h cries , whic h wer e not mute d b y th e bu g i n he r beak . The n sh e fle w t o th e en d o f th e fenc e an d approach e d Bab y fro m th e ground , teasin g hi m wit h th e bu g jus t ou t o f reach . Afte r a cir cui t o r two , sh e stuffe d th e bu g dow n hi s throa t befor e i t go t stale , the n repeate d th e performance , apparentl y tryin g t o coa x Bab y int o followin g he r whil e keep in g u p hi s strengt h an d courag e wit h foo d an d constan t voca l attention . I ha d othe r busines s t o atten d to , s o I di d no t retur n t o th e ficu s tre e unti l th e las t ligh t o f day . I f Bab y wa s stil l out o f th e tree , I wa s goin g t o pu t hi m int o a reachabl e crotc h a t leas t t o kee p hi m saf e fro m maraudin g cats , i n spit e o f Reveren d Weed' s advice . Bab y wa s no t unde r th e tree , bu t Mothe r Grackl e gav e awa y hi s hidin g place . Whe n Bab y ha d bee n o n th e ground , Mothe r ha d scolde d m e franticall y fro m th e low es t branche s o f th e tree . No w sh e squawk MOTHER GRACKLE WITH BUG FOR BABY e d les s hystericall y fro m th e middl e branches . I foun d Bab y o n a lo w branch , b y chanc e o r desig n inaccessibl e t o th e climbinges t cat , bu t clos e enoug h t o th e groun d fo r Bab y t o reac h wit h a might y lea p an d a desperat e flutter . Th e nex t morning , Bab y wa s gon e fro m tha t lo w branch , bu t a nois y conferenc e hig h i n th e tre e tol d m e tha t h e wa s bac k i n th e nursery , o r a t leas t o n th e fron t porch . Man y moral s coul d b e cliche d fro m thi s story : "Loo k befor e yo u leap . I f a t firs t yo u don' t succeed...Mothe r know s best... " But I a m reminde d o f a lin e fro m a n ancien t Iris h song , "Th e Castl e o f Dromore, " tha t Lia m Clanc y sings : "Take heed 3 young eaglet, til thy wings Are feathered fit to eoav. " HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R clams-oyster s lobster conc h choiude r ston e cra b • shrim p conc h fritter s smoke d fis h & shrim p an d mor e BEE R & WIN E ENTERTAINMEN T WEEKEND S 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 Z34-7fl0f l

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1 6 Headquarters for Needlework Needlepoint Latchhook Crewel DMC Columbia Minerva Yarns All Macrame Supplies Free Workshops on AH Above Crafts Beautiful Pots and Plants Conch House Planters 29.95 PLANTASI A 110 2 Whit e St . Phon e 294-768 8 Ope n 105 daily , 10-1 0 Tuesda y & Thursda y Fre e deliver y Maste r Charg e Vis a CommonSens e Atocha Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tou r o t a 168-foo t Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West , th e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se e wha t lif e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e 1600's . Se e som e o f th e treasur e tha t ha s bee n foun d i n Florid a waters . Se e th e cannon s fro m th e "Nucstr a Senor a d e Atocha 1 ' whic h san k i n 162 2 of f Ke y West . Sh e carrie d a carg o value d a t ove r 10 0 millio n dollars . Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r he r gold , silve r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t b y Gi l Ryde r A N ARTICL E i n th e Jul y 14t h Key West Citizen quote s statistic s fro m th e Flori d a Departmen t o f Crimina l La w Enforcement , showin g a n increas e i n crim e i n Ke y Wes t an d Monro e Count y i n 19 7 6 . I n Ke y West , ther e wer e 1,91 6 lar cenie s an d 98 3 breakin g an d enterin g burglarie s reported . Th e Count y ha d 1,79 2 B& E burglaries , 3,5 2 5 larcenies , 1 7 forcibl e rapes , an d 1 4 murders . A grou p o f approximatel y 6 0 citi zen s fro m Ke y Wes t t o Ke y Largo , believ in g tha t somethin g shoul d b e don e t o alleviat e a ba d situation , me t i n Mara tho n las t Februar y an d forme d th e "Crim e Commissio n o f Monro e County. " Officer s an d director s wer e electe d at tha t tim e t o guid e th e affair s o f th e Commission . Thes e officer s an d director s are : Davi d P . Kirwan , Chairman , Maratho n Harr y E . Mackerell , Secretary Treasurer , Maratho n Bo b Barker , Tavernie r Bil l Watherwax , Ke y Larg o Gi l Ryder , Ke y West Bo b Verrier , Layto n Dic k Wood , Islamorad a Bil l Westray , Ke y West Mari e Bock , Ke y Larg o Larr y Henry , Ke y Wes t I t would , perhaps , b e bette r t o ex plai n a t thi s poin t what th e Crim e Com missio n i s not. STE P INT O TH E FUTUR E 1 7 Ste p int o th e brigh t futur e wher e sunligh t no t onl y make s u s smil e bu t als o supplie s th e energ y fo r heat in g wate r an d coolin g homes . Wher e eac h ste p toward s freedo m fro m th e energ y crisi s make s yo u th e leader . Cal l u s o r com e t o ou r ne w headquarter s a t 321 8 Sears tow n Plaza . We'l l star t o n th e futur e today . SUNPOWE R 294-373 4 o r 4-266 5 W e spea k Spanis h I T I S NO T a vigilant e group . I t wil l no t interes t itsel f i n imprope r bicycl e riding , shirtles s strollers , • traffi c rul e infractions , poke r playing , po t smoking , quarrel s betwee n neighbors , famil y discord , o r man y othe r activitie s tha t ma y b e illega l bu t hav e n o victims . Th e Commissio n i s no t a polic e agenc y an d wil l no t issu e badges, guns , o r specia l privileg e bumpe r stickers . Mem bershi p i n th e Commissio n o r electio n t o a n offic e give s n o specia l privileges . Member s and/o r officer s wil l hav e n o reaso n t o conside r themselves , eithe r individuall y o r together , a s abov e th e law . TH E PRIMAR Y OBJECTIVE S o f thi s Com missio n ar e t o wor k towar d th e elimina tio n o f dange r t o resident s an d visitor s i n th e Key s (includin g Ke y West ) from : Stree t crime , suc h a s strong-ar m robbery , pocketboo k snatching , an d mugging ; Burglar y o f homes , autos , mote l rooms , o r an y crim e deprivin g th e resident s o r visitor s o f thei r possession s i n a vio len t o r illega l manner ; Fraud/Bunc o o r co n game s no t a t th e momen t widel y prevalen t i n th e Keys , bu t th e Commissio n wil l endors e an d eventual l y initiat e educationa l program s tha t wil l hel p th e individua l t o recogniz e th e co n ma n an d protec t himsel f or , mor e oft en , herself , agains t thi s particula r crimina l activity . Th e Commissio n wil l als o wor k t o im prov e Community/Polic e Relations . Ac tually , thi s wil l b e a progra m t o acquain t th e publi c wit h th e Crimina l Justic e Sys te m a s a whole . On e ste p i n tha t direc tio n ha s bee n take n alread y th e Commis 60 O DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 O MEMBE R AMERICA N GE M 50CIFT V BITNER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S w . Visi t ou r showroonj s an d brows e throug h ou r larg e inventor y o f wicke r an d ratta n furnitur e an d th e larges t selectio n o f fabric s i n th e Keys . Custo m Draperie s & Slipcover s Ratta n & Wicke r Furnitur e Wallpape r Lamp s BITNER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S Fo r you r complet e professiona l interio r decoratin g service . 102 5 Whit e Stree t Ke y Wes t .. . , Telephone . 294-127, 8 ..... . . , . , CAS A D E OR O 62 5 Duva l St . wil l b e close d th e wee k o f Augus t 6 fo r vacatio n sio n ha s urge d th e TeleMedi a Compan y t o televis e felon y trial s o n it s loca l chan nel , an d TeleMedi a ha s agree d t o d o so . TH E CRIM E COMMISSIO N wil l develo p a neighborhoo d "Crim e Watch " progra m mad e u p o f citize n volunteer s organize d i n neighborhoo d groups , wh o wil l remai n aler t an d o n th e watc h fo r crimina l ac tivitie s i n th e neighborhood . Again , the y wil l not b e lookin g fo r youn g lover s smoochin g unde r a tre e o r bicycle s with ou t lights , bu t fo r evidenc e o f a crim e bein g committed , o r suspicio n o f a crim e abou t t o b e committed . A "COUR T WATCH " wil l b e organized , consistin g o f volunteer s wh o wil l si t i n cour t durin g crimina l trials , report in g o n th e activitie s an d procedure s t o th e director s o f th e Commission . Th e Cour t Watcher s wil l b e watchin g fo r an y possibl e injustic e i n th e system . Ar e som e criminal s bein g treate d gentl y be caus e the y ar e o f a prominen t famil y an d other s bein g treate d harshl y becaus e the y ar e fro m th e wron g neighborhood ? Gossip , rumo r an d innuend o sa y thi s happen s Cour t Watc h wil l com e u p wit h th e facts . FELON Y WATCH : volunteer s wh o wil l b e traine d t o follo w u p o n felon y con victions . Accordin g t o new s reports , man y crime s ar e committe d b y convicte d felon s who , fo r whateve r reason , ar e no t i n jail . Th e Felon y Watc h wil l wor k to war d findin g ou t wh y individua l felon s ar e fre e i n th e streets , an d th e Crim e Commissio n wil l wor k towar d correctin g th e situation . ANOTHE R AI M o f th e Commissio n wil l b e t o preven t comparativel y mino r of fender s fro m becomin g hardene d criminals . Th e Count y Cour t judg e hasn' t muc h choic e i n som e cases . H e mus t sometime s impos e a fin e th e defendan t can' t pay , o r a priso n sentenc e tha t woul d see m to o hars h unde r particula r circumstances . FARRINGTO N GALLERIE S INC. i Ope n & day s 9a m — 5:3 0 p m 7U.DuvalSt . (» t Angela ) Par k I n rea r Unlik e th e Circui t Cour t judge , h e doe s no t hav e th e optio n o f probation . A s a n example , let' s tak e a 19-yea r ol d perso n convicte d o f shoplifting . Convictio n ma y mea n a fin e h e can' t pay , thu s a priso n sentence . Th e defendan t ha s n o previou s recor d an d ha s been , u p t o thi s instance , a perso n o f goo d char acter . Unde r thes e circumstances , th e priso n sentenc e ma y b e to o harsh , an d jus t turnin g hi m loos e migh t leav e hi m wit h th e impressio n tha t h e ca n flou t th e la w wit h impunity . Count y Judg e Gabrie l Mazze o ha s suggeste d a "Sentencin g Alternatives " progra m tha t woul d enabl e th e cour t t o requir e a specifie d publi c servic e pro jec t rathe r tha n a fin e o r jai l i n cer tai n circumstances . Th e publi c servic e sentenc e might b e cuttin g gras s o n publi c property , wor k t o b e performe d i n a hos pital , stree t sweeping , etc . Th e Crim e Commissio n ha s endorse d thi s progra m i n principl e an d ma y b e abl e t o provid e voluntee r supervisio n necessar y t o im plemen t th e program . TH E READE R shoul d no t assum e fro m th e "shoplifting " exampl e tha t th e Crim e Commissio n i n an y wa y condone s tha t ac tivity . AN Y RESIDEN T o f Monro e Count y ma y joi n th e Crim e Commissio n b y sendin g $ 2 an d nam e an d addres s t o "Crim e Commis sion, " P.O . Bo x 38 , Marathon , Florid a 33050 , o r dro p i n at th e Senio r Citizen s Center , 60 0 Whit e Stree t (firs t floor) , Ke y West , 1 2 noo n unti l 4 p.m. , seve n day s a week , an d pa y due s t o th e recep tionist , wh o wil l giv e receipt . Th e mora l obligatio n o f th e member s i s t o vot e fo r officer s an d director s eac h Februar y and , fo r thos e wh o ar e in terested , t o voluntee r thei r tim e an d energ y t o wor k o n a progra m suitabl e t o thei r talents . Th e membershi p lis t wil l no t b e mad e publi c o r reveale d outsid e th e Commissio n excep t b y cour t order . Thi s doe s no t .-• V'..Vt . SERVING ! TAMEANTf e I M TTTTT 1 T I' T TT T fTTTll. I 1 1 TTT T GROCER Y STOREL J 82. 9 SIMONTO N STREE T • CORNE R O F OLIVI A W E DELIVE R 294-654 4 SCARBOROUG H FAI R Natura l Cosmetic s Ne w Locatio n 51 2 Duva l St . 90 0 BA R Entertainment Nightly WORL D FAMOU S FRO M 8-1 2 NIGHTL Y TEQUIL A O R SCHNAPP S 50 c A SHO T 7 a m til l 4 a m 296-923 0 90 0 Slmonto n St . Maste r Charg e & BankAmerfoard " "Bee r sTwin e ' • Close d Monda y & Tuesda y fin e food s an d delicacie s 1114Duva l 294-977 3 Yo u know lunc h i s terrifi c wit h home-mad e soup s an d mammot h sandwiches , wine , beer , soda , dessert s an d ou r ic e cream . An d fo r wonderfu l Armenia n bread , Frenc h baguette s from Paris , pin k an d tende r Nov a Scoti a salmon , fabulou s importe d cheeses , cookies , condiment s an d soups , yo u can' t bea t Truffle s fo r selectio n o r price . Harr y an d Ddvis , famou s frui t shipper s fro m Oregon , ar e no w her e wit h a ful l lin e o f gorgeou s canne d fruits , condiments , barbecu e sauce , an d apple , pear , an d peac h butters . Oh , Lord ! Thi s stor e i s gettin g t o me! !

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1 9 1 8 Polynesia n Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a Tropica l Islan d Atmospher e 294-691 2 U.S . 1 a t Garriso n Bigh t SALES , APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSUEL O H . LOSLEY , Realto r 294-552 5 60 5 SIMONTO N ST : MEMBER MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE mak e i t a "Secre t Society, " bu t i t doe s hel p protec t member s fro m Jiarrassmen t an d fro m bein g pu t o n "sucke r lists " an d in undate d -wit h jun k mai l an d unpleasan t phon e calls . Man y organization s hav e an d enforc e thi s rule . TH E CRIM E COMMISSIO N ha s n o salarie d personnel . Electe d officer s an d direct or s mus t pa y $ 5 due s instea d o f th e $ 2 membership . S o far , officer s an d direct or s mus t pa y thei r ow n expenses , an d i t take s a lo t o f phon e call s an d gasolin e t o kee p i n touc h u p an d dow n th e Keys . Th e due s collecte d wil l b e use d t o pa y fo r postage , stationery , printing , etc . Eventually , ther e wil l b e th e nee d fo r thre e phone s Uppe r Keys , Middl e Keys , Lowe r Key s (Ke y West ) an d due s wil l als o b e use d t o pa y phon e bills . A s th e organizatio n grows , i t ma y b e necessar y t o hir e a cler k t o tak e car e o f paperwork , but th e Commissio n wa s no t designe d t o provid e employmen t o r profit t o anyone , neithe r i s i t t o b e use d as* a springboar d fo r th e political l y ambitious . TH E COMMISSIO N ha s endorse d th e "Crim e Prevention " progra m tha t wil l b e presente d i n Ke y West , Bi g Pine , Mara tho n an d th e Uppe r Key s b y th e America n Associatio n o f Retire d Persons . Th e progra m wil l b e presente d i n fou r seg ments : Street Crime , Burglary , Fraud / Bunco , an d Community/Polic e Relations . Th e fou r segment s wil l b e broke n dow n int o 1 6 two-hou r presentations . Th e firs t presentatio n wil l b e a t th e Tee n Cente r i n Ke y West , August 23rd , 7:3 0 p.m. ; a t th e Yout h Cente r i n Bi g Pin e Septembe r 1st , 7:3 0 p.m. ; i n Mara tho n a t th e Senio r Citize n Center , Sep tembe r 6th , 7:3 0 p.m. ; an d i n th e Upper Keys , Friday , Septembe r 16 , 2n d floor , WHE N YO U ^*r* \ THIN K O F INTERIOR S • Reupholsterin g • Draperie s • Sli p Cover s THIN K O F 50 0 Simonto n St . suc h a s • Cushion s • Pillow s • Wallpape r ^ , h Ph . 294-960 0 Firs t Federa l Saving s an d Loa n Building . Thes e AAR P presentation s ar e a communit y servic e n o admissio n charg e al l citizen s welcome , regardles s o f age . Col d drink s o r coffee , dependin g o n th e weather , wil l b e serve d a t intermission . Ther e wil l b e doo r prize s a t most , i f no t all , o f th e presentations . I t i s appropriat e t o hav e AAR P pu t o n th e firs t ful l scal e crim e preventio n progra m i n th e Keys , a s senio r citizen s ar e par ticularl y vulnerabl e t o crime . A t eac h o f th e 1 6 presentation s th e audienc e wil l b e invite d t o joi n th e Crim e Commission , bu t ther e i s n o obliga tio n t o d o so . AAR P an d th e Crim e Com missio n ar e ver y sur e tha t thos e wh o atten d th e presentation s wil l lear n t o bette r protec t themselve s agains t crimi nal s an d crimina l activities . Dea r Editor : I though t yo u an d th e publi c woul d b e intereste d i n this . Oppositio n t o th e Crim e Commissio n i s t o b e expecte d fro m th e crimina l element , bu t i t wa s surprisin g t o fin d resentmen t fro m anothe r segmen t o f th e population . Th e writer , wh o i s als o a directo r o f th e Crim e Commissio n o f Monro e County , wa s contacte d b y a middle age d t o elderl y citizen , purportin g t o represen t man y citizen s o f hi s neighbor hood . Th e conversatio n wen t alon g thes e lines : He : What' s the " Crim e Commissio n al l about ? Me : It' s a grou p o f peopl e organize d with , th e purpos e o f makin g ou r street s an d house s safe r fro m crimina l activity . He : Well , al l thes e peopl e I tal k wit h thin k tha t yo u fellow s ar e jus t collect ARTIST S 5. should hi c5 o t ittg&tksrj in g $ 2 fro m a lo t o f peopl e t o mak e sof t job s fo r yourselves . Me : No , non e o f u s ca n mak e an y mone y out o f this . I n fact , i t cost s u s money . I woul d estimat e tha t m y expense s wil l b e a t leas t $6 0 pe r year . He : W e thin k you'r e gettin g yo u idea s fro m Cuba . Castr o ha s a syste m lik e you r Crim e Watch ; the y cal l i t Bloc k Warden s a bunc h o f stoo l pigeon s an d finks . Me : I don' t kno w wha t the y d o i n Cuba , bu t ou r idea s ar e ou r own . He : Well , al l thes e peopl e I represen t don' t want t o ge t mixe d u p i n anythin g wher e the y hav e t o squea l o n thei r friends . Me : I f thes e peopl e ar e chumm y wit h criminals , I wouldn' t expec t the m t o cooperat e wit h th e Crim e Commission . He : I f w e join , ca n w e b e sued ? Me : Anyon e ca n b e sued , whethe r the y joi n o r not . He : M y friend s sa y tha t yo u fellow s ar e tryin g t o tak e Ke y Wes t awa y fro m th e Conchs . Me : Al l I hav e i n Ke y Wes t i s a hous e an d lo t an d I pai d fo r that . Wha t o n eart h woul d I , o r we , d o wit h al l o f Ke y Wes t eve n i f yo u an d you r friend s coul d giv e i t t o us ? And , besides , three quarter s o f ou r Ke y Wes t member s ar e Conch ! He : I f m y friend s an d I joi n an d pa y ou r $2 , wil l th e Crim e Commissio n pa y ou r expense s i f w e ar e hur t i n a n accident ? Me : No , we'r e no t a n insuranc e company . THA T CONVERSATIO N i s no t quote d ver batim , bu t it' s ver y clos e t o it . Actual ly , i t wen t o n fo r th e bette r par t o f a n hour . Th e conversatio n i s no t use d her e t o i n an y wa y degrad e o r moc k th e "He " o r op TREASURE S Th e Sfcr j o f •fhcAh a SHELTE R E P B y J« m be*c h TH E BOO K OF LIST S I N THESE A L A CONCH A 43 0 DUVA L STREE T OL D TOW N Panorami c Vie w — Al l Ke y Wes t Luncheo n Special s fo r Businessme n Shopper s Tourist s Mon . Sat . Enjo y You r Favorit e Islan d Cocktail s Ever y da y 1 1 a.m . 4 a.m . th e citizen s h e represents . I t i s report ed , rather , t o sho w a n educatio n proble m confrontin g th e Crim e Commissio n o f Mon ro e County . Gi l Ryde r SAILBOAT GIRL Where are you going, sailboat girl? Just down Duval Street and 'round the world. LJ,I,& o something like an orahid No, more like a bird She's She reminds me of a dream I had No a song I heavd She aame into the morning and left a little sun It was so hard to see her go I wish she 'd never oome. On a schooner graceful as a gull I watohed her sail away I spend a lot of time now trying to forget -the day I asked her Where are y-ou going, sailboat girl? Just down Duval Street, and 'round the world. by Jody Adams TH E Fo r eleganc e withou t extravaganc e q.UEEN' 5 TflBL E Use d bike s bough t an d sol d Ph . 296-913 1 ^Friday , Saturda y & Sunda y only . wit h Johnn y Pritchar d a t th e pian o Ndori'«r?:1 5 p. . WES T INDIE S LOUNG E A T TH E SANT A MARI A MOTE L [305 ] 296-567 8 140 1 SIMONTO N ST . KE Y WIST , FLORID A Bill' s HUF F MUFFLE R CENTE R HIM * MUFFLE R CENTE R GUARANTEE D MUFFLER S & PIPE S Toyota s & Truck s a Specialt y 2 0 year s experienc e "OU R BUSINES S I S EXHAUSTING " BankAmericar d Maste r Charg e 80 0 SIMONTO N STREE T 294-210 5 Com e i n fo r fre e estimat e

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2 0 GoTTO O Cuev l C**xiUlU m I1t4,tite6ia\ Hoote « a tradipa (The FRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Squar e 294-703 0 fis h STOR Y b y Dic k Smitte n TH E LIV E MIN E L On e mornin g a t 5:0 0 a m th e Captain, i n thi s story , wa s goin g dow n t o ge t liv e bai t t o g o fishin g tha t day . H e wa s heade d fo r th e are a tha t i s no w th e Turtl e Kraal s an d fue l docks . Ther e wa s a northe r blowing , an d th e win d wa s howl in g acros s th e dock s i n th e gre y dawn . H e hear d th e pin g pin g pin g o f a hamme r hittin g meta l an d coul d onl y se e th e gre y for m o f tw o me n huddle d ove r a blac k form , swingin g thei r hammers . A s h e go t close r h e sa w th e bras s spike s juttin g ou t o f th e blac k meta l ball . H e kne w the n wha t i t wa s an d stoppe d i n hi s tracks . H e yelle d a t them . "D o yo u kno w wha t tha t is? " "Yessir , it' s a buo y an d w e ar e tryin ' t o ge t thes e her e bras s spikes. " "Wrong , tha t i s a min e tha t ha s floate d u p an d it' s probabl y stil l alive. " Th e Captai n sai d h e neve r sa w tw o me n mov e faster . Thei r fee t hardl y hi t th e ground . H e calle d th e Coas t Guard , an d tha t da y the y too k i t offshore , an d sur e enoug h i t wa s a liv e one . MORAL : B E SUR E O P WHA T YO U HAMME R ON . CLOSE D FRO M SEPT . 12t h T O OCT . 26t h WORL D WID E TRAVE L SERVIC E AI R RAI L STEAMSHI P KE Y WES T 51 4 Southar d S t 296-572 2 MARATHO N Win n Dixi e Plaz a 1099 0 Oversea s Hwy , 743-527 4 £ HOUS E nou ) fe RICH' S fcraoKfes+ S^M-IP M dinne r <&PM-IOPt" f te stree t 2 1 i^t t STREETKCTWES T -f OPE N AL L SUMMEl T MOTHE R NATURE S &OUNTV , Pwa f Qfr KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E rhyme and reason on mallory aquare if you stand still you'll see it all from •• rnallory square \ (i know, i stood there) watch an ancient sailor watching peliaans do ; • silly things i sway to the junkanoos limboing as they beat the drums and sing : (i Was there on a summer fling) j see tourists slung heavy with camera, oonah she'! and bag • .urging the children to hurry, hurry, don't lag ; (i was there with my shopping bag) \ townsmen about the business of living day to day glad for the tourists, wishing they would go away (i know, i felt that way) ' see the sun sinking splashing the sky into a bowl of rainbow soup listen to the ooean slap softly then angrily " spanking a sailing sloop, you'll see it all from mallory square '-" (lord, i could die happily there) '••;-. by jeanne a. morgan zmi m Su n i n Leo , afte r 22n d i n Virg o Venu s i n Cance r Mercur y i n Cance r Satur n i n Le o Jupite r i n Gemini , afte r 19t h i n Cance r Mar s i n Gemin i Uranu s i n Scorpi o Neptun e i n Sagittarius , turnin g direc t th e 25t h Plut o i n Libr a Nort h Nod e i n Libr a Mar s i n Gemin i i n squar e t o Ke y West' s nata l moo n i n Pisce s wil l continu e t o kee p Ke y Wes t i n th e new s nationally . (Tak e not e o f ho w ofte n Ke y West ha s bee n o n nationa l televisio n o f lat e re : Audubo n prints , boat s seize d b y Cuba , fishin g industry , etc. ) Thi s new s ma y no t b e particularl y positiv e i n character , bu t i t i s newsworthy . Ou r Venu s i n Aquariu s i n th e 9t h hous e continue s t o b e wel l aspecte d fo r trave l areas . Mor e airline s ma y b e in tereste d i n flyin g int o Ke y West . Thi s woul d b e ver y lucrativ e fo r overal l pros perit y fo r thi s island . Jupite r movin g int o th e sig n o f Cance r thi s mont h wil l favorabl y aspec t th e buildin g trade s i n Ke y West . Rea l estat e transaction s wil l b e brisk , an d mone y an d mor e mone y wil l b e investe d i n businesse s i n th e city . Ou r nata l Jupi te r i n Scorpi o wil l b e .trine d b y transit in g Jupiter , an d wil l b e fel t i n a livel y an d mor e abundan t jo b marke t fo r th e re mainde r o f th e yea r an d als o int o 1978 . FABRI C WORL D 61 3 S1MONTO N TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA . TH E PORTER-ALLE N CO. , INC , insuranc e sinc e 161 1 51 3 WlllAA A A . FR6ENAA N S* . WILLIA M A fREPM H OR . PAVI D W . FREEMA K 4-234 2 ANSA-RIT E Telephone — Answering Service m ANSWE R rOU R PHON E WIT H A VOIC E THA T CARES.. . COURTEOUSL Y AN D MTEUIGENU Y W E TAK E MESSAGE!! , ORDERS , SERVIC E CAUS , AM D GIV E CAUEft S AN Y INFORMATIO N YO U WISH . AN D CAR E A 10T I BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N I WOME N HAV E RELIE D O N OU R SERVIC E FO R YEARS. • PROFESSIONA L * WAK E U p SERVIC E r COMMERCIA L * CLASSIFIE D AD S r RESIDENTIA L * 2 4 HOU R SERVIC E • OCCASIONA L * PAR T TIM E SERVIC E * COURTEOU S * PROMP T * EFFICIEN T + EXPERIENCE D LATES T & MOS T MODER N EQUIPMENT . Mo d PERSONA L SERVIC E T O SUI T YOU R INDIVIDUA L NEED S HCIUSIV E ASfN T "Wh» i At t Oil s Ar > CONFIDENTIAL " FOH COMPLETE —DETAILS —ABOUT OUR MAHY SERVICES — CAll 294-104 4 o r 296-886 6 Ernest Hemingwa y Hom e an d Museu m A Registere d Nationa l Histori c landmar k Thi s Sit e Possesse s Exceptiona l Valu e I n Commemoratin g o r Illustratin g Th e Histor y o f Th e Unite d 5tate s OPE N DAIL Y 9:0 0 A.M . t o 5:0 0 P.M . 90 7 WHITEHEA D STREE T KE Y WEST , FLA . ADMISSIO N $1.5 0 CHILDRE N 50 c TELEPHONES : 296-581 1 o r 294-157 5 A tttUurel y tou r o f th e hom e an d garden s o f th e Iqt e Nobe l Priz e Winner , Ernes t Hemingway. , Th o hom e wa s buil t I n Spanis h Colonia l Styl o o f nativ e roc k hsw n fro m th e gropnd s wit h furniihfngs j rugs , tile , chandetlar s brough t b y th e Horning way i fro m Spain , Afric a an d Cuba . Luxuriant , exatt c plant s qn d tras s ar a fro m oi l ove r th o world , h wa s h»r « tha t Mr . Hemingwa y Wrot e Fo r Who m th e Bel l Toll* , Gree n HII U o f Africa , A Farawal l t o Arm* , Th e Fift h Column , Th « Snow s o f Kilimanjaro , an d Th e Wacombe r Affair . Mr . Hemingwa y wa s th * firs t Importan t write r t o discove r an d mak e Ktr / Wes t hi s home . H e owne d th * hom e fro m 193 1 t o 1961 . Covers On e Acr e Includin g Poo l An d Gues t Hous e Brin g You r Camer a Fo r furtlve r informatio n contac t Bfffntc a Dic k ion , 90 7 Whltob*a d St . DAIL Y SPECIAL S WHER E VO U GE T GOO D VALUE EVERY DAY SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y H"A M T O 3 P M LUNC H ..$1.0 9 Choic e o f Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e o f Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes , Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r Deluxe. . .$1.2 9 Quarter-Poun d Burge r o n a toaste d Bun , wit h Col e sla w an d Fr . Frie s SPECIA L EVER Y CA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Chicke n Dinne r $1.5 5 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Rol l an d Hone y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Fis h Dinner........ . $1.6 5 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Roll , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc e ~ DININ G ROO M TAKEOU T SERVIC E EAT IN UNLIMITE D family I^staurants ® TAKE OUT 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 Ph . 294-220 4

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r 2 2 2 3 Opart JSinncrr &~-. Comer of Amices £ CRhBHAH IN THE KITE SHOP fresents... mmT.HERniT CRABS THE FINEST SE A SHELLS AT THE LOWEST PRICES M FLORIDA HEAVENLY BODY MITE SHOP k-01 GrMEH SWEET 4.-293 3 1 0 1 m floor Coverin g Co. Oldes t floor ccmpqr y 'i n "ths * 62 1 Flemin g 5t " 2hin g I con' t fro m pag e 1 1 Stat e o f Florid a indicate s tha t mor e tha n on e millio n fishermen , sightseer s an d ski n diver s visi t th e ree f trac t eac h year . Damag e t o th e ree f fro m thes e use r group s result s primaril y fro m commercia l cora l harvesting , speci me n collectin g an d imprope r boa t anchor in g practices . ALTHOUG H bot h Florid a an d Federa l la w prohibit s th e takin g an d sal e o f coral s fro m thes e reefs , th e practic e continue s wit h devastatin g results . Hug e quantitie s o f cora l ar e t o b e foun d i n souvenir,shop s an d collectin g dus t o n th e mantel s o f tourist s wh o desire d a "piec e o f th e reef " t o tak e home . Th e commercia l collector s clai m tha t th e dead , bleache d cadaver s lyin g withi n thei r gruesom e graveyard s wer e harveste d fro m th e Wes t Indies , o r shippe d t o th e U.S . fro m th e Philippines . I f thi s wer e th e case , an d man y loca l peopl e disput e thi s argument , ho w ca n we , i n goo d conscience , protec t ou r ow n marin e resource s an d suppor t th e sense les s destructio n o f cora l reef s else where ? ACCORDIN G T O MAN Y EXPERTS , coral s shoul d no t b e regarde d a s a renewabl e resource . Fo r man y specie s th e growt h rate s ar e exceedingl y slow , requirin g man y generation s t o hea l th e damag e re sultin g fro m harvesting . I t i s maintain e d b y collector s however , tha t breakin g of f a piec e o f cora l i s lik e prunin g a tree . Som e species , livin g i n health y environments , ma y regenerat e a missin g branch . Bu t i t i s muc h mor e likely , especiall y i n th e Florid a reefs , accord in g t o studie s carrie d ou t b y Dr . Arn frie d Antoniu s o f th e Florid a Ree f Foundation , tha t th e woun d woul d invit e invasio n b y alga e an d othe r organism s whic h sprea d rapidl y an d destro y th e entir e colony . Identica l stres s t o coral s result s fro m ancho r damage . Rathe r tha n anchor in g i n th e sand y rubbl e zon e adjacen t t o livin g coral , boa t operator s hoo k thei r anchor s an d chain s aroun d liv e coral , abradin g th e thi n "livin g skin " an d the n haulin g th e ancho r u p togethe r wit h piece s o r whol e colonies . Thi s typ e o f damage , fro m breakag e o r abrasion , i s simila r t o a woun d i n huma n skin . Th e resultin g "infection " ultimatel y strip s th e cora l o f it s livin g tissue , leavin g onl y a bleache d ou t skeleton . ANOTHE R WORSENIN G PROBLEM , o n a globa l basis , i s tha t o f siltation . Th e surviva l o f ree f coral s i s depend en t upo n a n environmen t o f clear , clea n water . Th e symbiotic , unicellula r alga e whic h liv e withi n th e corals ' tissu e mus t ge t enoug h sunligh t t o carr y ou t photosynthesis ; sedimen t i n th e wate r cut s dow n o n ligh t penetration . Sil t als o significantl y reduce s th e reproduc tiv e succes s o f coral s becaus e th e lar va e wil l no t settl e ou t o n mu d o r sand . Excessiv e siltatio n interfere s wit h th e feedin g mechanis m o f th e polyp s whic h hav e t o expen d energ y t o cleans e themselve s o f inedibl e particles ; energ y normall y use d t o captur e food , reproduc e an d grow . Thi s effec t o f sedimentatio n ha s bee n vividl y documented , usin g tim e laps e photography , b y Dr . Rober t E . Johannes , a recognize d authorit y o n coral s an d cora l ree f ecology . Siltatio n ha s alway s bee n a natura l stres s fo r coral s residin g i n nearshor e areas . Afte r a hurricane , fo r instance , th e wate r i s cloud y fo r day s a s a . resul t o f sediment s raise d u p fro m th e botto m b y turbulence . Thes e sedimen t particle s ar e relativel y larg e an d soo n settl e bac k down . Muc h smalle r particles , LETTUCE . brough t t o th e surfac e fro m older , deep e r layers , remai n i n th e wate r colum n fo r longe r period s o f time . Thes e fin e sediments , know n a s "dredger s silt, " ar e generate d durin g dredg e an d fil l activitie s associate d wit h lan d develop men t i n coasta l area s •. A N ADDITIONA L SEDIMEN T LOAD , adde d t o tha t o f norma l surfac e runoff , re sult s whe n uplan d an d wetlan d vegetatio n i s strippe d fro m th e land . Massiv e soi l erosion , especiall y i n tropica l area s subjec t t o heav y rains , result s whe n thi s stabilizin g groun d cove r i s removed . Fillin g o f sal t marshe s an d mangrov e wetland s eliminate s th e natura l filter s tha t stan d betwee n th e upland s an d th e sea . Thes e highl y productiv e natura l communitie s filte r runof f fro m urban , agricultura l an d wil d uplan d areas , re movin g excessiv e nutrients , toxi c metals , pesticide s an d silt . CORA L REEF S i n Hawaii , th e U.S . Virgi n Islands , Sout h Florid a an d th e Florid a Key s hav e bee n heavil y impacte d a s a resul t o f uncontrolle d dredgin g an d filling , lan d clearin g an d poorl y designe d residentia l developments . Reef s i n thes e area s ar e no w subjecte d t o exorbitan t siltation , urba n runof f an d nutrien t ric h sewag e effluent . Th e consequence s ar e devastating . Al l o f th e world' s cora l reef s exis t toda y becaus e th e reef-buildin g force s excee d th e rat e o f destructio n b y natura l factors . Unde r norma l con dition s th e growt h rate s o f coral s re sult s i n a ne t gai n i n structure . Ma n i s reversin g thi s balance . et Jalattf o NO W A T 13 0 DUVA L STREE T Greater selection of classics, literature, poetry, art and marine subjects PICTUR E CLOSE D AUGUS T . con' t fro m pag e 9 O N TUESDAY , Jul y 19th , Commissioner s "Purie " Howanit z an d Richar d Ker r vote d wit h Commissione r Geral d Hernandez , Jr. , t o abolis h th e count y positio n o f Per sonne l Directo r hel d b y Heathe r Demree . The n i n a three-to-tw o vot e Hernandez, . Ker r an d Howanit z vote d t o ous t Commis sione r Do n Schloesse r fro m hi s positio n a s Count y Mayo r an d electe d Howanit z t o tak e hi s place . Thu s th e scrip t pre dicte d i n advanc e b y th e Miami Herald an d Key Vest Citizen wa s playe d ou t al mos t t o th e letter . I n spit e o f th e protestation s o f "n o deal " uttere d b y Hernande z an d How anitz , i t appear s obviou s tha t Howanit z gav e hi s suppor t t o Hernande z t o ge t ri d o f Demree , an d i n retur n Hernande z sup ported ; Howanit z t o replac e Schloesse r a s Mayor. . Whethe r ther e wa s a n explici t dea l o r a n implici t deal , th e result s wer e th e same . TH E REAI . LOSER S ar e th e peopl e o f Monro e County . I n th e pas t nearl y tw o year s tha t Demre e ha s serve d th e count y •a s personne l specialis t an d director , sh e ha s attempte d t o brin g fairnes s an d orderlines s int o th e hirin g practice s fo r Monro e County . Demre e ha s sough t t o establis h minimu m standard s o f qualifica tio n fo r al l position s i n th e count y i n he r jurisdiction . Applicant s hav e ha d t o submi t writte n application s fo r va cancies . Thes e hav e bee n rate d b y th e Personne l Departmen t base d o n education , experienc e an d skills , an d a slat e o f qualifie d candidate s ha s the n bee n sub mitte d t o departmen t head s o r othe r super visor s fo r intervie w an d recommendation , an d t o th e commissioner s themselve s fo r fina l selection . Thi s proces s ha s helpe d insur e tha t onl y qualifie d applicant s wer e considered . HERNANDE Z contend s tha t h e decide d t o dum p Schloesse r becaus e th e latte r cu t hi m of f fro m questionin g durin g re cen t budge t worksho p session s a t leas t fou r time s an d tha t hi s decisio n ha d nothin g t o d o wit h abolishin g th e posi tio n o f Personne l Director . Hernande z doe s admi t tha t h e kne w tha t Howanit z wante d Schloesser' s jo b a s Mayor . Her nande z furthe r state d tha t h e ha d becom e dissatisfie d wit h Demree 1 s performanc e a s Personne l Director , becaus e h e ha d receive d man y complaint s fro m friend s an d constituent s tha t Demre e wa s no t acceptin g application s fro m som e persons ; h e ha d referre d t o th e personne l offic e fo r possibl e jobs . H e decline d t o iden tif y thes e persons . H e furthe r state d tha t other s wh o ha d submitte d applica tion s ha d ha d thei r application s "eithe r no t considere d o f destroyed . H e ende d b y sayin g tha t h e wa s surprise d whe n Howanit z vote d t o remov e Demree . Hernandez ' action s hav e crystalize d an d polarize d a divisio n i n th e Boar d o f Count y Commissioner s tha t ca n onl y te^ibtiafe^K* pens e o f th e public . Thes e action s als o see m calculate d t o "thro w back " t o th e ol d practic e o f cronyism...jo b selectio n base d o n "who-you-know " no t "what-you know. " DEMRE E ha s indicate d tha t sh e in tend s t o figh t he r dismissa l i n court . The.merit s o f he r cas e alon g wit h th e charge s an d counter-charge s remai n t o b e proved , but perhap s i f al l partie s ca n b e require d t o testif y unde r oath , th e publi c ma y mor e nearl y lear n th e "hones t truth, " an d w e ca n retur n t o progressive , objectiv e governmen t i n th e publi c interest . COUNTR Y CLU B UPDAT E I n a Jul y 1 9 ruling , Circui t Court Judg e Heli o Gome z grante d a $120,46 5 clai m b y First Federa l Saving s an d Loa n agains t Lawrenc e Dion , truste e o f th e dissolve d Ke y Wes t Countr y Club , Inc. , i n a mortgag e foreclosur e sui t file d las t November . Solares Hill ha s followe d th e pro gres s o f thi s sui t becaus e a city-owne d parce l o f lan d — th e 4.9 1 acre s o n whic h th e clubhous e facilitie s stan d — wa s pu t u p a s collatera l throug h a sub ordinatio n agreement . Afte r othe r in terest s "adde d thei r claim s t o th e origi na l suit , i t appeare d that i t coul d cos t th e cit y u p t o $170,00 0 t o satisf y al l th e claim s an d recove r it s property , whic h i s wort h abou t hal f a millio n dol lars . W e put fort h argument s base d o n cour t decision s i n municipa l corporatio n law , challengin g th e legalit y o f th e city' s puttin g u p publi c propert y a s collatera l fo r a loa n t o a privat e cor poration , that w e felt migh t ge t th e cit y of f th e hoo k completel y an d enabl e th e cit y t o recove r th e propert y with, ou t havin g t o pa y anyon e anythin g (SoZ ares Rill, Februar y an d Apri l 1977) . Cit y Attorne y Mann y James 1 onl y reactio n t o ou r amateu r attempt s t o buil d a lega l defens e fo r th e cit y wa s a non-committa l "Interesting. " A t th e hearin g befor e Judg e Gomez , Jame s offere d n o objectio n t o Firs t Federal' s claim . Repeate d attempt s t o contac t Jame s afte r th e hearin g wer e unsuccessful . • Judg e Gome z rule d that Firs t Feder al , becaus e o f th e city' s subordinatio n agreement , ha d a vali d clai m agains t th e city , but onl y i n th e amoun t o f $90,000 , an d tha t al l th e othe r claim ant s woul d hav e t o see k redres s fro m Lawrenc e Dio n an d th e othe r endorser s o f th e mortgag e note . Sal e o f th e propert y i s se t fo r Augus t 17 , bu t th e cit y ha s unti l Augus t 2 7 t o redee m i t fo r $90,000 . Cit y Fi nanc e Directo r Luc y Hick s ha s indicate d tha t th e cit y plan s t o redee m th e prop ert y befor e th e sal e date . Th e cit y « . wiJ 4 i}&.«M,t. a .£.9.ArQ. Q Q,. . fyxt »the,.prpper.ty s , '"wil l a t leas t b e returne d t o th e city . din e wher e th e su n set s pie r hous e restauran t a t th e pie r hous e mote l entertainmen t nightl y reservation s (305)294-954 1 1 duva i stree t Pier Hous e Restauran t

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2 4 Bos e Mode l 60 1 Direct/Reflectin g Speake r Syste m H E NE W BOS E I N TOW N A T SWIFT' S 42 3 Duva l St . 296-857 6 Thank s t o th e Hi-F i Magicia n I f th e cit y redeem s th e property , the n Firs t Federa l wil l hav e t o decid e i f i t want s t o mov e agains t th e co signer s o f th e mortgag e not e endorse men t (whic h amount s t o abou t $50,00 0 an d read s lik e a Who's Who o f Ke y West ) t o collec t th e othe r $30,465 , whic h include s $15,69 0 i n interes t an d a $10,00 0 fe e fo r Ralp h Cunningham , Firs t Federal' s attorney . Th e cit y ha s no t ye t decide d wha t i t intend s t o d o wit h th e countr y clu b propert y onc e i t recover s it . I n th e pas t th e cit y ha s show n a n unwilling nes s t o tak e th e responsibilit y o f run nin g th e gol f cours e itself , an d indica tion s ar e tha t th e entir e gol f cours e an d surroundin g city-owne d propert y wil l b e advertise d fo r bid s wit h th e hop e tha t a n outsid e corporatio n wil l com e i n an d ru n th e gol f cours e an d develo p th e periphera l are a fo r residentia l use . R.M . Becky's Bar i s ol d Ke y West . Hidde n awa y i n a typica l Conc h neighborhood , Becky's ha s a manan a atmospher e wher e toda y i s th e onl y concern . Despit e a somewha t sic k shad e o f yello w o n th e walls , Becky's i s muc h lik e a rea l ol d tim e bar . Ceilin g fans , neo n bee r signs , rol l to p bee r coolers , a couch , a casua l line-u p o f band y legge d barstools , goo d foo d an d excellen t servic e al l mar k Becky's a s th e spo t fo r th e unhurrie d drinker . Unlik e a regula r ol d tim e bar , Becky's doe s no t featur e a piano , o r a bras s rail , o r a mirror , o r fights , o r confusion . No r doe s i t featur e a liquo r selection . I t does , however , hav e a cros s sectio n o f beer s an d wine s t o accommodat e th e cros s sectio n o f Ke y Wester s wh o drin k there . Despit e it s unfortunat e shape , a claustrophobi c CB S rectangle , Becky's manage s t o see m spaciou s becaus e o f a mangrov e sunse t mura l tha t occupie s al l on e wal l an d becaus e o f ope n window s o n th e er^wal l wher e Southar d St . alway s provide s a parad e an d because , "****\P |ac e i s seldo m ful l o f customers . Give n it s ver y civilize d ^^usiness , 1 2 noo n t o 1 2 midnight , i t woul d see m tha t th e .woul d b e mor e popular . Ther e i s reall y n o reaso n t o leav e Becky's onc e yo u ge t there . Hungry ? Hav e a del i sandwic h o r a n eg g rol l o r a foo t lon g ho t do g o r o n Thursda y nigh t al l th e spaghett i yo u ca n ea t fo r $1.7 5 o r al l th e sautee d yellowtai l an d frie d groupe r yo u ca n hol d o n Sunda y night . I n th e moo d fo r som e competition ? Tr y an d bea t th e barmai d i n a gam e o f scrabbl e o r eigh t bal l o r bee r drinking . Sleepy ? Tak e a nap . Wan t t o se e a specia l televisio n program ? Yo u likel y can ; provide d i t isn' t o n opposit e Th e Muppets , Sanfor d an d So n o r Al l i n th e Family . Lik e ducks ? Com e i n an d se e Becky's mascots . Ducks . Duck s al l ove r th e place . S o man y duck s tha t cat s sta y out . Brin g a duc k t o Becky's an d wi n th e secre t wor d — BEER . Natur e calling ? Whil e i n th e res t roo m fee l fre e t o contribut e t o o r defac e th e graffit i bu t please , don' t pic k a t th e collage . Becky's wil l eventuall y hav e a smal l laundroma t behin d i t a t whic h tim e i t wil l b e abl e t o refe r t o itsel f a s a ful l servic e bar . Bu t tha t i s tomorro w o r nex t week , wel l a t leas t no t today . Becky's , tomorrow' s an d yesterday' s ba r today . A relaxe d plac e fo r today' s marchin g peopl e whos e drumme r i s o n break . th e chai r folde d i n it s back-sack . th e uglies t chai r Ir s th e south ? For m follow s function , personified . Ou r Italia n canva s officer' s chai r collapse s int o a 7 Ib . bundle , onl y 3 4 inche s long , t o thro w i n th e trun k o r sto w o n a yacht . Comfort ? Immense . Color ? Oliv e only . ope n 107 ever y day . 52 4 duva l street . 294-2007 .