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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Th e highes t • poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . II , No . 1 0 Ke y West , Florid a Septembe r 197 7

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GERMA N STYLE D BREAD , ROLLS , PASTRIES , CAKE S Searsiown 294-2450 Fro m th e Edito r F& W STEA M CLEANIN G [WATE R PRESSUR E CLEANING ] Boat s Shed s House s Truck s Awning s Cemen t roo f til e Patio s Restaurant s ALS O REMOVE S PAIN T AN D MILDE W Protec t you r mobil e hom e fro m su n an d sal t wit h specia l Tuf f N Shin e wa x proces s SOLV E YOU R PROBLEM S TODA Y CAL L FO R FRE E ESTIMAT E 294-404 0 296-292 8 HOUS E PAINTIN G . * AQUATHENIC S * (Th e Scienc e o f Bod y Conditionin g & Figur e Improvement.. . usin g a Pool ) Swimmin g instructio n fo r Everyon e Me n • Wome n • Childre n Me . da y Frida y 86 Hi I had a very nice letter from a Mr. Julian Adderly in Tallahassee. He had originally written to Envev Hannibal after reading the article I wrote on her father, Joe Hannibal. He was interested in reading about Key West, since he had been born and brought up here. I sent him a couple of copies of the paper; including the article that I had written about "Miss Ellen" Sanchez. He was particularly interested in this article, as the following letter shows. ...You r stor y o n "Mis s Ellen " San che z wa s o f specia l interes t a s i t ran g a numbe r o f bell s suc h a s — th e Welter s Corone t Ban d i n whic h m y eldes t brothe r (Nathaniel ) playe d corone t an d whic h wa s th e spring boar d fo r hi s becomin g th e ver y firs t ban d maste r a t A . & M . Colleg e her e i n Tallahassee.. .Mr . Adderly goes on to mention some names from the past such as Annie Roberts, his uncle,Rev. M.E. Spatcher, Casper Williams, Miss Theresa Lang, etc., and then he goes on to say: I gues s I shoul d no t hol d yo u u p an y longe r bu t I d o wan t t o sa y tha t a s a n outcom e o f m y brother' s music manshi p wit h th e Welter' s Corone t Ban d h e starte d m e i n music , whic h I followe d fo r a numbe r o f year s befor e I bega n teaching , fro m whic h I a m no w retired , an d the n I starte d m y sons , th e lat e Julia n (Cannon ball ) an d Nathanie l (wh o no w live s i n Lakeland ) an d whos e so n Nat , Jr. , i s als o i n th e musi c world . What a great letter! How very nice it is to find out that the musical background of one of the greatest jazz players of our day is traced back to "Miss Ellen!' Sanchez ' father here in Key West. Chino Porterfield told me the other day that "Cannonball's" brother Nathaniel is also very well-known in the world of jazz. . I will try to find out some news about the South Beach snack bar for the next issue. What is happening down there anyway? Why is the city incapable of getting, that place open? There have been plenty of interested local people who want to get the concession going again, but they have been denied a chance to run it. Something very odd is going on. Someone mentioned that they heard that the salt ponds behind Key West ByThe-Sea were being filled in. Is this so? Aren't they protected from filling? In the next issue we will look into this also. Hate off to the Fire Department for their work in fighting and containing that giant blaze across from City Electric last month. The Otto house was spared, as it was when the Baptist Church burned down a number of years ago. City elections' are coming up again, and three seats, the mayor's and those of two commissioners, are opening up. How nice it would be if three candidates who felt strongly about Key West would run as a team on a common platform for the public good. This really would appear to be about the only way to get this city back on the right track. Often it is difficult for just one person to straighten out affairs on the city commission. With a majority of three reform-minded commissioners serving at the same time, the city would be in good hands, and we, the people, could expect some major changes in the way the city is run. Maybe it will happen who knows? We think it is a good idea do you? See you next month. The cover this time is by Roger Heyes U4 r a> ft 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 3301) 0 Phon e number s ar e 29^-104 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 Solares Hill is a community newspaper published ever.y month on the slopes of^Solares Hill, Key West's highest point, by Solares Hill Company,821 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITORIAL... BILL HUCKEL ASSOCIATE EDITOR. ...... . RICHARD 'MARSH COPJ EDITOR DONNA MARSH 'ART DIRECTION TOM POPE With a little help frvm our friends . . Sclare s Hil l Co. , Inc . Al l right s reserve d t TO O BA D man y o f th e ol d an d reall y colorfu l bit s an d piece s o f Ke y Wes t can' t g o o n forever , instea d o f turnin g int o los t ghost s an d di m memories , shove d int o th e town' s backgroun d b y muc h o f th e so-calle d restoratio n an d commercia l hyp e alon g Duva l Street . ON E O F TH E grea t ones , Pepe' s Cafe , wil l b e takin g tha t dust y roa d int o his tor y nex t mont h whe n Eduard o (Curie ) Garcia , short-orde r coo k extraordinar y an d th e las t o f th e ol d origina l Pepe' s gang , hang s u p hi s apron , cock s hi s an cien t stockin g ca p o n hi s grizzle d hea d an d hobble s dow n Carolin e Street . Curi e (whos e nicknam e ha s ofte n bee n mistake n fo r Cootie ) i s Ke y Wes t bor n an d bre d fro m a larg e family . H e signe d u p wit h Pep e Pela z i n 1947 , whe n Pepe' s Caf e wa s o n Duva l nea r Green e i n wha t i s no w L e Mistral . I n fact , i f yo u too k a fe w goo d har d swipe s a t th e fak e woode n fron t o n L e Mistral , you' d un cove r th e cemen t bloc k exterior , painte d a violen t chartreus e wit h pin k lettering . TH E LEGEND , scrawle d acros s th e fron t an d li t b y a singl e bul b outsid e th e door , said : "Pepe' s Cafe . Ope n 2 4 hours , Cuba n Coffee . 10$" . Th e swingin g scree n door s a t Pepe' s di d nothin g t o kee p ou t th e flie s an d ma y hav e trappe d a fe w thousan d inside , wher e the y mostl y gathere d o n th e ol d cracke d mirro r behin d th e counter . Th e mirro r i s stil l there , an d th e counte r wa s converte d b y Emil e Bore l whe n h e firs t opene d ther e i n th e lat e 60's . CURI E (sound s lik e Coorie ) di d mos t o f hi s livin g there ; chie f coo k an d bottl e washer ; retaile r o f gossi p an d rumors ; delivere r o f message s t o th e ca b driver s wh o use d t o hav e a tax i ran k alon g Green e i n fron t o f wha t i s no w Th e Fox y Lady . Wher e Th e Fox y Lad y i s no w wa s onc e a bedraggle d scrubb y par k dominate d b y a Poincian a tree , an d unde r i t wa s on e o f Ke y West' s ubiquitou s benche s bearin g th e greetin g fro m th e county' s bes t know n an d cannies t politician : "Compliment s o f Berni e C . Papy. " Th e re d letterin g wa s fade d b y con stan t use . I t wa s a grea t plac e t o sac k out , use d b y man y o f th e bette r know n local s — Tooney , George , Kitt y Grey , Harr y th e Engraver , Jo e Plummer , an d more . Winte r an d summe r night s yo u coul d swa p word s wit h th e boy s o n th e benc h an d fin d ou t whos e boyfrien d sho t whos e girlfriend , wh o ha d th e horn s pu t o n tha t week , wha t th e winnin g number s woul d b e thi s week , wh o go t knife d a t th e Conc h Garden s o r los t hi s walle t a t th e Midget . I T WA S a gatherin g plac e fo r th e great , th e near-great , th e hangers-on , hac k driver s an d thei r girl s fro m Havan a her e fo r " a weeken d o f res t an d recuper ation, " whic h usuall y le d t o a littl e froli c o f som e kin d a t th e stri p join t i n town , th e Mard i Gra s ru n b y Tomm y Thomas . Som e o f th e boy s fro m th e ol d WH S F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y Wes t Pepe' s Caf e b y Bu d Jacobso n is a. photo s b y Richar d Mars h USE D BIKE S BOUGH T ANDtSOL D PH . 296-913 1 REPAIR S DONJ E O N BIKE S AN D NIOPED S cit y jai l woul d sto p i n abou t 4 a.m . fo r coffe e an d brea d fo r th e nightwatch . Banker s an d senators , newspape r writer s an d pressme n fro m th e loca l sheet , bartenders , an d som e o f th e loca l beautie s lik e Moo n Bab y an d Mothe r Pa t hun g ou t a t Pepe's , savorin g Curie' s chil i an d blac k bean s an d rice . I t wa s commo n fo r th e trad e t o get bac k behin d th e counte r whe n Curi e wa s laborin g ove r a kettl e o f sous e i n th e crampe d kitchen , serv e themselve s an d others, leav e th e mone y o n th e ba r an d wal k out . "W e neve r ha d an y troubl e there, 1 Curi e recalls , "an d ther e wer e som e toug h guy s i n th e neighborhoo d then. " Th e Downtowne r wa s swinging . Art Davis ' To p Hat , th e Duva l Clu b an d th e Re d Rooster , th e ol d 116 ; an d th e sailor s staggere d throug h th e night s weighte d dow n wit h bee r an d broads . AFTE R PEP E DIED , Mr . Gras s (hi s rea l nam e wa s Rafae l Ferrer ) an d Rosa , hi s wife , too k over , an d Curie , o f course , staye d o n doin g hi s thin g — cookin g u p som e o f th e bes t foo d i n th e village . Sous e o n Saturday s wa s the n an d stil l i s a Conc h traditio n a t Pepe's . Ji m Cobb , .. . on e o f th e to p newsme n i n th e 50' s cover in g th e loca l scen e (mos t o f i t ou t o f Pepe's) , claim s th e recip e fo r Curie' s sous e "coul d mak e a fortun e i f w e coul d bottl e it , lik e Ol d Sour. " MR . GRASS , wit h famil y tie s t o th e bolit a racke t i n Ke y West. , kep t hi s cus tomer s poste d o n th e winnin g number s — Curi e woul d chal k the m o n a littl e black boar d nex t t o th e kitchen . Whe n th e stat e raider s an d then-Sherif f Joh n M . Spottswood ' swoope d int o th e join t on e night , i t wa s th e blackboar d the y con fiscated , togethe r wit h a fe w hundre d ticket s an d cash . Curi e an d Mr . Gras s wer e indignan t a t th e insult . . Th e nerv e o f John , sai d they . AROUN D 1967 , afte r Mr . Gras s died , th e ne w wav e alon g Duva l Stree t swep t i n lik e th e tide . Davi d Wolkowsk y ha d in herite d almos t al l o f tha t block , an d th e hammers , nail s an d saw s too k over . Lit tl e smar t shops , intimat e restaurants , gif t an d tourist-oriente d place s sprun g u p i n profusion . "W e los t out, " Curi e says . "Th e crow d left . Th e plac e changed . I t wa s sa d an d I didn' t wan t t o b e ther e n o more. " Afte r tw o year s workin g i n th e Littl e Q , Curi e opene d Pepe' s Caf e o n Carolin e Stree t wher e i t i s now . Hi s chie f help e r i s Linda , an d h e say s it'l l probabl y retai n th e name , bu t i t won' t hav e Curi e hobblin g aroun d o n hi s sor e feet , whippin g u p som e Pap a Mondong o o r pigs , fee t o r chili , conc h chowder , Jewfis h steak.. . He'l l retir e a t ag e 6 4 an d gathe r i n som e o f thos e Socia l Securit y check s an d visi t hi s so n i n Tampa , but he'l l b e back . "Yo u can' t fin d n o cit y lik e Ke y West, " smile s Curie . MOR E THA W A N IC E CREA M PARLO R 10 % DISCOUNT ! O N ! 52 2 DUVA L 1 0 A M T O MIDNIGH T

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A Traditiona l OfcT e Pirate s Ba r ALI>SUMM£ R LON G HAPP y "HOUR " Ic e colc f larg e draf t 50 c Miller'Bud MUlerDark-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 " LYLV 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 LUNC H 11:3 0 A.M.-3:0 0 P.M . DINNE R 5:3 0 P.M.-11:0 0 P.M . 100 7 SIMONTO N ST . CLOSE D MONDA Y TAK E OU T ORDER S 296-648 2 LESSON S SALE S A REPAIR S FO B •REASONABL Y PRICE D ktSSONS WIT H -EMPHASI S O H CREATIVITY , -CORNE R O F SOUTHAR D $ DUVA L 1294-603$ . ._.;„ . 8AM-7P M som e remark s "Thi s tim e o f yea r yo u se e th e sun se t bes t a t th e en d o f Simonto n Street , wher e th e summe r su n set s o n th e water, " say s forme r Conc h Trai n drive r an d un repute d founde r o f Ke y Wes t sunse t cele brations , Re x Brumgart , affectionatel y know n a s "Mr . Rex. " "Bac k i n 194 8 o r 4 9 I woul d si t wit h friend s wit h drink s an d hor s d'oeuvre s on,a n ol d pie r tha t i s no w Mallor y Dock . Oh , i t wa s beau tiful . Submarine s an d destroyer s woul d com e i n an d ou t o f th e Nav y base , an d th e sailor s woul d alway s stan d facin g th e shore , salutin g th e fla g o n th e ad ministratio n building . The n i t caugh t o n an d othe r peopl e starte d comin g dow n ther e fo r sunset. " Toda y picnic s suc h a s Mr . Re x an d friend s ha d ar e no t allowe d a t Mallor y Dock , an d on e i s har d presse d t o fin d a decen t picni c spo t o n th e wes t coas t o f Ke y West . Oh , on e ca n picni c a t th e ne w Pie r Restauran t wit h a fabulou s vie w o f sunset , accompanie d b y Chateau brian d fo r 2 (Frenc h service ) a t $22.0 0 an d a $17.0 0 wine , bu t fo r thos e wh o canno t affor d suc h splendor , a col d sala d an d a $4.0 0 Beaujolai s o r a $1.4 5 Chabli s o r eve n bee r i s th e alternativ e a t Simonto n Beach . Accordin g t o Monro e Count y record s an d maps , 13 8 fee t o f shorelin e a t th e wester n en d o f Simonto n Stree t i s cit y propert y an d accessibl e fo r publi c use , an d a n adjoinin g cleare d an d pave d are a o f approximatel y 24 5 fee t runnin g a s shorelin e i n fron t o f Strun k Lumbe r t o Mik e Brito' s Boa t Yar d is , accordin g t o Count y records , owne d b y a n enig mati c "Ol d Islan d Development , Inc. " However , a reliabl e sourc e clos e t o Pie r Hous e owner , Davi d Wolkow sky , claim s Mr . Wolkowsk y no w own s th e 45 0 fee t b y 24 5 feet , includin g 15 0 fee t o f "ba y bottom " an d intend s t o us e th e are a fo r vale t parkin g fo r th e ne w Pie r Restaurant . A s i t stand s now , th e cit y lan d i s a garde n o f sign s stating , "Notic e t o al l yachtsmen . Al l yachtsme n ar e allowe d t o doc k thei r dinghie s o n shor e between " launchin g ram p an d fenc e a t owner s risk . Dinghie s mus t hav e nam e o f mothe r vesse l plainl y visibl e o n i t other s wil l b e impounde d a t owner s expense. " No t ver y romantic , t o sa y th e least . Anothe r sign : "N o anchorin g o r moorin g withi n 30 0 fee t fro m shoreline " no t ver y practical . An d a "Privat e N o Trespass ing " sig n a t th e entranc e t o th e ques tionabl e lan d sidin g th e cit y land . No t ver y polite . Whe n aske d t o explai n o r illustrat e he r ide a fo r a cit y par k i n thi s area , TIKAL7MDIN Q COMPAN Y CENTRA L AMERICA N w e hav e a ne w lin e o f T-SHIRT S 6»& HAN D EWBROIDEEE D TAN K TOP S 1Kfl T Wil l KNOC K YOU K EYE S 40 0 FRON f «3T . r , FU3RIPA , 33^* 0 Mrs . Oti e Krame r o f Carolin e Stree t said , "Leav e th e sunse t beac h a s i t is , bu t i t shoul d b e larger. " Som e lon g tim e resident s ar e give n t o takin g "tea " an d a di p a t Simonto n Beac h an d hav e bee n doin g s o fo r som e tim e now . However , th e are a ha s bee n gettin g mor e an d mor e crowded , an d th e picni c an d di p se t ar e afrai d o f losin g thi s cherishe d spot . "Trucks , car s an d trailer s parke d ther e no w leav e littl e roo m fo r a picnic , th e stretc h o f cit y lan d i s no w to o small , an d w e ar e no t bein g allowe d a picni c o n Mallor y Dock . I lik e a swi m an d a picni c wit h m y sun set . Ther e i s ver y littl e lef t o f th e ol d atmosphere , an d ther e shoul d b e som e mor e o f tha t atmospher e now, " state s Mrs . Kramer . I t i s no w tha t tim e o f yea r that ol d timer s an d ne w "discoverers " alik e ar e flockin g t o Simonto n sunsets , an d i t i s th e bes t tim e t o thin k o f pre servin g thi s tin y spo t a t th e en d o f th e stree t fo r th e en d o f th e da y an d a Simonto n Sunse t Picnic . Sheldo n Ramsdel l SOS , a s w e volunteer s an d supporter s cal l ourselves , ha s grow n ou t o f a nee d previousl y unme t i n thi s islan d community , jus t a s i t i s i n man y other s aroun d th e country . Wome n an d girls , an d sometime s me n an d boys , hav e becom e th e victim s o f rap e an d othe r sexua l abuse s mor e an d mor e frequently i n th e pas t fe w years , accordin g t o Nationa l Crim e Repor t sta tistics . A s o f Jul y 197 7 th e Key Vest Citizen ha s reporte d eigh t sexua l crime s agains t women , tw o o f who m wer e als o badl y beaten , al l o f who m wer e take n b y th e polic e t o th e hospital . I n tw o case s th e offende r wa s arrested ; i n th e othe r case s h e wa s unknown . TH E MAJORIT Y o f thes e crime s g o un reported . Conservativ e estimate s pu t thei r numbe r a t te n fo r ever y on e re ported , othe r source s pu t th e numbe r a t a hundre d t o one . Th e estimate s ris e incredibl y t o a thousan d t o on e whe n w e spea k o f crime s o f sexua l abus e agains t childre n — whic h alon g wit h th e physica l abus e o f childre n b y parent s an d guard ian s ha s gon e almos t unnotice d b y societ y unti l recently . Behin d al l thes e number s stan d rea l people , wome n an d girl s mostly , bu t thre e ou t o f a hundre d ar e boy s an d men . SO S OFFER S suc h a victim , firs t o f all , sympatheti c suppor t durin g th e af termat h o f th e crime , whic h i s usuall y Durile Wa/A 42l9»ifSt . 9d . 296-604 6 Selectio n o ^ i n the Sout h ^s o Cosmetic s by S an d i n th e middl e o f th e nigh t an d ma y b e afte r polic e hav e take n he r t o th e hospi tal . Volunteer s ar e o n cal l b y police , sherif f an d hospitals , an d official s ap preciat e ou r ai d whil e the y d o thei r ow n wor k — whic h i s no t primaril y t o eas e th e victim' s stat e o f shock , confusion , rag e o r hysteria . SO S suppor t i s planne d t o continu e fro m thi s poin t o n i n aidin g th e victim' s thinkin g ove r options ; goin g wit h he r t o polic e o r t o cour t (o r not , i f sh e chooses ) — o n throug h t o an y sor t o f ai d tha t a victi m o r thos e clos e t o he r need , o r whic h volunteer s ca n foresee , o r othe r agencie s i n consultatio n recom mend , thes e bein g a s varie d a s th e vic tim s involved . SO S peopl e ar e i n touc h wit h othe r agencie s liabl e t o b e con cerned , lik e th e Guidanc e Clinic , th e Lega l Ai d Societ y an d th e Women' s Center , al l o f who m kno w us . I n fact , th e Guid anc e Clini c gav e volunteer s thei r firs t clas s i n ho w t o behav e wit h a shocke d per so n t o eas e he r anguish . S O PA R SO S ha s bee n i n touc h onl y wit h th e victim s o f reporte d crimes . Ou r ver y nex t nee d an d obligatio n t o th e com munit y i s t o giv e ai d t o victim s o r thei r relative s wh o hav e no t reporte d t o th e polic e (te n t o "one , remember ) o r wh o d o no t wan t t o g o t o th e hospita l emergenc y room . W e d o no t a t presen t hav e a n an swerin g servic e t o mak e direc t contac t wit h a victi m wh o want s t o tal k an d con sul t befor e decidin g wha t t o do . Man y option s ar e ope n t o suc h victims , an d SO S i s awar e o f them . A victi m ca n g o t o he r ow n physician . Indeed , i f he r psych i c shoc k migh t b e ease d mor e rapidl y b y no t reportin g t o polic e o r hospital , th e advocat e wil l ai d he r i n tha t course . Aidin g he r recover y fro m sever e distres s come s firs t fo r th e victi m advocate , whic h i s wha t th e volunteer s o n cal l ar e about . Ther e i s n o doub t tha t volunteer s wil l hea r firs t abou t chil d sexua l abus e throug h confidentia l phon e calls . An d s o thi s phon e i s needed ; an d a littl e mone y fo r it . WHA T SO S NEED S beside s a littl e mone y i s a lo t o f communit y support . W e hav e forme d a speaker' s bureau , an d on e o f u s woul d lik e t o addres s you r nex t meeting . Topic s includ e Rape: . Myth s an d Misconceptions ; Protec t Yoursel f an d You r Famil y Agains t Sexua l Assault ; Chil d Sexua l Abus e Th e Ultimat e Taboo . W e ar e a n all-voluntee r grou p actin g a s a networ k fo r communicatio n an d hel p fo r victims , no t fo r profit . W e ar e available , read y t o help , an d woul d lik e t o wor k wit h you . Fee l fre e t o phon e eithe r 296-509 6 o r 294-145 7 fo r furthe r informatio n o r t o arrang e fo r a speaker . Publi c meeting s ar e hel d a t 7:3 0 o n th e firs t Tuesda y o f eac h mont h a t th e Women' s Cente r a t 70 1 Duva l Street . Monic a Canno n A T TH E AUGUS T 1 5 meetin g th e Cit y Commissio n approve d th e paymen t o f $90,00 0 t o Firs t Federa l Saving s an d Loa n Associ atio n fo r th e recover y o f th e Countr y 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 Ne w York Sloppy loe" Vi1 4 TRUMA N AVENU E OFI N UNTI l ON E O'CIOO ; EVER Y EVENIN G Clu b property , whic h th e Cit y los t i n a foreclosur e agains t Ke y Wes t Countr y club , Inc . Th e Cit y ha d agree d i n 196 6 t o al lo w it s propert y t o b e use d b y th e Countr y Clu b a s collatera l fo r a loan . I n doin g so , th e Cit y use d publi c propert y t o obtai n credi t o n behal f o f a privat e enterpris e — a n actio n Solaree Bill ha s maintaine d wa s a t leas t contrar y t o th e publi c interes t i f no t illega l accordin g t o standar d municipa l corporatio n la w — , an d thi s lac k o f responsibilit y o n th e par t o f th e Cit y Commissioner s o f 196 6 ha s cos t th e citizen s o f Ke y Wes t $90,000 . W e ar e happ y tha t th e propert y ha s bee n recovered . At on e tim e th e Cit y wa s considerin g lettin g th e propert y b e sol d a t publi c auction , bu t apparentl y someon e realize d tha t th e propert y wa s wort h som e hal f millio n dollars , an d i t wa s decide d t o redee m th e property . Bu t w e ar e no t happ y tha t th e Cit y ha s no t challenge d Firs t Federal' s claim , an d w e ar e no t satisfie d tha t th e 197 7 Cit y Commissio n i s actin g an y mor e responsibl y tha n th e 196 6 Commissio n di d wit h regar d t o thi s propert y hel d i n th e publi c trust . Solaree Bill i s continuin g it s investi gatio n int o thi s matter , an d w e wil l kee p yo u informed . Richar d Mars h W E AGRE E wit h th e Cit y Commission er s wh o fee l tha t furthe r developmen t o f Res t Beac h shoul d b e prohibited . We als o agree , wit h Mayo r McCoy' s often state d dictu m tha t i f th e Cit y prohibit s a propert y owne r fro m usin g hi s propert y a s h e wishe s th e Cit y shoul d condem n th e propert y an d pa y th e owne r a fai r marke t pric e fo r th e land . W e understan d tha t th e Cit y canno t affor d t o bu y th e Res t Beac h properties , bu t w e d o no t agre e tha t th e City' s answe r t o th e problem — t o allo w th e Count y t o buil d a roa d throug h th e wildlif e sanctuar y tha t Mal col m Ros s describe s lyricall y an d feel ingl y o n pag e — i s th e bes t solution . Th e Count y ha s a goo d chanc e o f gettin g Stat e fund s t o condem n th e propertie s alon g th e propose d road' s right-ofrway . Th e resul t wil l b e tha t Res t Beac h wil l no t hav e houses , motels , an d townhouses , whic h i s good , bu t i t wil l hav e instea d a roa d o f dubiou s valu e an d a plai n stretc h o f san d lik e Smather s Beach , whic h i s almos t a s bad . True , w e wil l kee p publi c acces s beac h area ) bu t i t wil l b e a t th e expens e o f th e qualitie s tha t distinguis h Res t Beac h fro m th e othe r thre e ocean-sid e beaches . I t i s importan t t o preserv e wha t Natur e ha s provide d a s a fre e gift : a soothing , natura l settin g i n whic h on e ca n sloug h of f th e hustle-bustl e o f moder n civili zation , a psychologica l safet y valve , a reminde r an d proo f o f th e beaut y an d grandeu r o f th e Creator , a plac e t o touc h th e eart h an d one' s ow n depths . W e recommen d tha t th e Cit y an d Count y Commissioner s investigat e alternat e source s o f fundin g t o preserv e Res t Beac h i n it s presen t state , an d w e sug ges t tha t the y rerea d Wordsworth' s "Tin ter n Abbey. " Richar d Mars h 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 Jacobson , c/ o Curr y & Son s Printin g 296-878 1 WHE N YO U ^r\g^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 Etc . • Pillow s • Wallpaper Ph . 294-960 0 SALES , APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSUEL O H . 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editoria l b y Richard/ ^ Marsh , i Key West Aloe is our not-so-secret ingredient for complete facial skin care for sun and after sun for sudsy, non-alkaline bath products for complete hair care 52 4 FRON T STREE T • KE Y WES T made in Key West... where the Aloe grows. OASI S TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPE N DAIL Y 'TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . CARIN G AN D NO T CARIN G FO R TH E MEDICALL Y INDIGEN T TH E WOR D "indigent " i s a direc t translatio n o f th e Lati n wor d fo r "needy. " I t i s no t properl y a synony m fo r "poor " o r "impoverished, " althoug h i t i s usuall y take n t o refe r t o a per < so n wh o canno t suppor t himsel f — canno t provid e himsel f wit h th e basi c necessitie s o f foo d an d shelter . Monro e Count y doe s no t recogniz e medica l indigenc y — : th e inabilit y o f a perso n provid e fo r hi s ow n medica l care , althoug h h e i s abl e t o suppo ; himsel f otherwise . Othe r countie s i n Florid a an d countie s i n othe r state s d o i recogniz e thi s condition . I n fact , th e Florid a Constitutio n *t charge s th e countie s wit h providin g fo r th e indigen t o r th e j needy ; tha t is , thos e wh o hav e a nee d bu t canno t satisf y tha t T nee d withou t hel p fro m society : i "Th e respectiv e countie s o f th e stat e shal l provid e i n thff l manne r prescribe d b y la w fo r thos e o f th e inhabitant s who , b y J reaso n o f age , infirmit y o r misfortune , ma y hav e claim s upo n tM s ai d an d sympath y o f society... " [Constitution , Articl e 13 , SetSf P tio n 3 ; no w Florid a Statut e 125.0 1 (4) ] I N FORMA L LANGUAGE , Monro e Count y need s som e for m o f out ' patien t servic e fo r th e medicall y indigent . A Tas k Forc e Com mitte e o f th e Healt h System s Agenc y i s currentl y studyin g th e situatio n an d wil l hav e a descriptiv e repor t late r thi s year . Thi s repor t ma y b e expecte d t o defin e th e need s wit h statistics ^ an d wil l b e helpfu l i n drawin g u p guideline s i n orde r t o prope r l y an d solidl y structur e th e fillin g o f thos e needs . Bu t statistic s an d studie s ar e no t necessar y t o se e tha t ther e I S a problem . Th e problem , basicall y an d simpl y stated , i s tha t ther e ar e man y peopl e wh o ar e no t receivin g prope r medi , ca l car e becaus e the y canno t affor d it . A roug h estimat e indij cate s tha t th e numbe r ma y b e 10 % o f th e count y resident s prol ) abl y no t fewer , possibl y more . I F YO U AR E i n th e Arme d Force s o r retire d an d o n Medicar e o r carr y healt h insuranc e o r ar e wealth y o r ar e poo r enoug h t o qualif y fo r welfar e o r are . totall y an d permanentl y disabled , you r medica l problem s d o no t includ e th e inabilit y t o pa y fo r medica l treatment . Bu t i f yo u ar e unemploye d o r under-employed ! abl e t o suppor t yoursel f bu t no t pa y fo r medica l treatment , yot i fal l int o a larg e gra y are a o f medica l indigence . I n th e lang^ uag e o f th e law , yo u "ma y hav e claim s upo n th e ai d an d sympath y i o f society " no t b y reaso n o f "age " o r "infirmity, " bu t "mis , fortune. " "Misfortune " ca n mea n no t onl y bein g poor , bu t also] i no t bein g abl e t o affor d expensiv e medica l treatment . Thus , a perso n wh o earn s a n abov e averag e salar y ca n b e a victi m o f misfortun e i f h e need s th e us e o f a kidne y dialysi s machine . TH E STATE' S constitutiona l directiv e t o th e countie s wa s carrie d ou t i n Monro e Count y fro m Januar y 197 3 unti l Februar y 197 7 b y Mrs . V i Pap p a s directo r o f th e Monro e Count y Socia l Service s Department . Si x month s afte r sh e becam e Director , Mrs . Pap p presente d a prc^posa l t o th e Count y Commissio n fo r th e openin g an d opera tio n o f a n Out-Patien t Clinic . Applicant s woul d b e screene d .b y Socia l Service s fo r "financia l indigence , medica l needs , an d othe r relate d socia l factor s i n th e home. " Patient s woul d pa y nothin g o r u p t o $5 , dependin g o n ability . Outpos t clini c woul d b e establishe d i n Maratho n an d Tavernier . Salarie s fo r a full-time , doctor , a part-tim e docto r {fo r th e outpos t clini c a clini c nurse , an d a cler k typis t totale d $36,884 . Supplies , offic e equipment , an d laborator y wor k brough t th e tota l t o $50,000 , th e amoun t o f federa l revenu e sharin g fund s tha t wer e « I i availabl e t o Monro e Count y fo r socia l services . Fo r $961.5 4 pe r week , th e medicall y indigen t throughou t th e count y woul d b e take n car e o f — a n estimate d 500 0 patient s eac h year , wh o woul d pa y u p t o $25,00 0 fo r th e services . Th e ne t cos t — ou t o f federal , no t count y fund s — woul d b e somewher e betwee n $25,00 0 an d $50,00 0 pe r year . TH E PLA N ha d som e significan t problem s — no t th e leas t o f whic h wa s th e provisio n fo r non-medicall y traine d socia l worker s t o diagnos e th e medica l need s o f th e applican t — , bu t th e ide a sounde d goo d t o th e Commissioners , an d the y approve d i t Jun e 19 , 1 9 73 . Th e doctor s an d nurse s wer e hire d i n July , bu t b y Augus t Mrs . Pap p complaine d t o th e Commissio n o f a lac k o f cooperatio n o n th e par t o f th e clini c employees . TH E COUNT Y COMMISSIO N wa s presente d wit h a disma l pictur e o f th e conditio n o f th e clini c b y Commissione r Joh n Parke r o n Augus t 27 , 1974 . Parke r claime d tha t th e clini c di d nothin g bu t diagnos e illnesse s an d refe r patient s t o othe r doctor s 'fo r treatment . "We'r e payin g twice, " h e said , citin g th e $47,00 0 pai d i n on e yea r fo r referral s t o othe r doctors , adde d t o th e $50,00 0 clini c budget . Th e impressio n tha t h e gav e wa s tha t th e Out-Patien t Clini c wa s no t treatin g patients , whic h wa s no t true , bu t h e als o sai d tha t th e clini c ha d bee n treatin g hippie s "befor e w e ha d th e prope r screening. " Member s o f th e audienc e wer e hear d fro m i n spit e o f Mayo r Harris 1 grumbl e tha t "we'r e goin g t o b e her e al l afternoon. " Th e lat e Jo e Hoey , a membe r o f th e senio r citizen s legislativ e committe e sai d tha t h e di d no t differentiat e betwee n a hipp y or...bu t Mayo r Harri s success full y shoute d hi m dow n an d obliterate d par t o f th e speec h fro m th e tap e recordin g o f th e meeting . Mayo r Harri s an d Commissioner s Pritchar d an d Parke r vote d in.favo r o f closin g th e clinic . Commissioner s Carte r an d Free ma n (th e presen t sheriff ) wer e agains t closing . BECAUS E TH E ISSU E o f out-patient s service s wil l soo n b e bac k i n th e spotlight , i t i s importan t tha t th e fact s b e care full y considere d whe n th e decisio n i s mad e whethe r o r no t t o establis h out-patien t service s again . I t woul d b e to o eas y t o say , "W e trie d i t once , an d i t didn' t wor k out . Let' s no t mak e th e sam e mistak e twice. " Th e fac t i s tha t th e Out-Patien t Clini c wa s no t close d becaus e o f a lac k o f meri t o n th e par t o f th e Clinic . Th e Clini c di d operat e th e wa y i t wa s mean t to , th e wa y Parke r sai d i t woul d whe n h e sponsore d it s establishment , bu t i t wa s close d fo r othe r reason s —,apparentl y persona l an d political . Thi s i s th e opinio n o f thos e I spok e wit h wh o ar e o r wer e activ e i n socia l an d medica l wor k locall y an d wh o wer e closel y associate d wit h th e Out-Patien t Clinic . The y spok e wit h m e onl y wit h th e assuranc e tha t the y woul d remai n anonymous , fo r fea r o f reprisal s affectin g thei r curren t positions . M y source s wer e unanimou s i n declarin g tha t the y fel t tha t th e onl y reaso n th e Out-Patien t Clini c wa s close d wa s tha t V i Pap p wante d i t closed , an d sh e wante d i t close d becaus e sh e coul d no t contro l wh o woul d b e treate d an d wh o woul d not . CUR T BLAIR , Directo r o f th e Monro e Count y Sub-Are a Counci l o f th e Healt h System s Agenc y o f Sout h Florida , mad e thi s commen t o n th e closin g o f th e Out-Patien t Clinic : "Fro m ou r perspectiv e th e lac k o f succes s o f th e outpatien t clini c include d no t onl y th e difficultie s tha t Mrs . Pap p ma y hav e bee n havin g wit h th e operatio n o f th e clinic , whic h i s i n fac t a ver y har d thin g t o measure , bu t wa s a s muc h th e lac k o f qualifie d staf f employe d b y th e clini c an d th e unanticipate d ex• penditur e fo r fund s afte r th e patient s wer e see n b y th e clini c an d referre d t o privat e practitioners , whic h onl y serve d t o rais e th e cos t o f providin g indigen t healt h car e rathe r tha n reduc e it , whic h wa s th e inten t o f th e Count y Commissio n whe n the y approve d th e establishmen t o f th e clinic. " bikini s beac h robe s safar i short s etc . 21 7 Duva l Stree t Ke y Wes t 294-531 5 BETfLE'5NUR5ER Y mtw i qatdm cmBu y a pai r o f Bicentennia l Zebr a Finche s fo r $19.7 7 NO W OPE N 9 A M 9 P M CONTINENTA L BREAKFAS T 9-1 1 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a D Ph . 294-204 2 APPROPRIAT E GIFTS , HOUSEWARES , CLOTHING , FURNISHINGS , STATIONERY , PAINTINGS , CERAMIC S AN D ACCESSORIE S assortmen t 50 7 Fron t Stree t (frontin g th e Pie r House ) i n Ol d KeyWest.Cal l 294-406 6 FO R FO R OVE R 5 0 YEAR S m 1 1 n 111 1 in n FOO D PALAC E NO T JUS T A GROCER Y .. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 52 2 Flemin g St . • Ph . 296-566 3 Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t , 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s

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I N A N EFFOR T t o balanc e th e allega tion s abou t V i Papp' s activitie s regard in g th e operatio n o f th e Out-Patien t Clinic , I calle d Mrs . Pap p an d aske d he r wh y th e Out-Patien t Clini c wa s closed . Sh e i s temporar y assistan t t o th e ne w Directo r o f Socia l Services , Loui s L a Torre . Sh e couldn' t tel l me , sh e said , becaus e sh e i s no t th e Directo r o f Socia l Services , an d I woul d hav e t o as k L a Torr e abou t it . I explaine d tha t I wa s askin g he r becaus e sh e wa s th e Directo r a t th e tim e th e Clini c wa s i n operation . Sh e sai d tha t sh e coul d no t giv e ou t an y informatio n withou t firs t clearin g i t wit h L a Torre . LOUI S L A TORRE , formerl y o f th e Catholi c Servic e Bureau , ha s bee n Direct or , o f Socia l Service s sinc e February . H e ha s a substantia l backgroun d i n socia l wor k an d i s respecte d b y hi s fello w pro fessional s a s a cas e worker . Consensu s amon g are a socia l worker s say s tha t th e Socia l Service s Departmen t ha s improved ; som e sa y a little , som e sa y a lot . "A t leas t he' s someon e w e ca n wor k with " i s a typica l comment . I wa s surprised , therefore , whe n L a Torr e becam e evasiv e whe n I trie d t o intervie w hi m abou t indi gen t healt h car e i n th e county . I calle d hi m o n th e phone . H e wa s availabl e t o talk , h e said , bu t h e woul d no t spea k t o th e pres s ove r th e phon e fo r fea r o f bein g misquoted . I offere d t o g o t o hi s offic e immediatel y wit h a tap e recorder , bu t h e sai d h e wa s unavailable . H e wa s no t involve d wit h th e previou s Out-Pa tien t Clinic , bu t I wante d t o as k hi m wha t th e Socia l Service s Departmen t i s doin g no w t o hel p th e medicall y indigent . I N A SECON D ATTEMP T t o elici t som e respons e fro m Mrs . Papp , Solaves Hill submitte d a roug h draf t o f thi s articl e t o he r fo r he r inspection . I n a phon e cal l t o m e sh e sai d tha t th e allegation s abou t he r wer e wrong , tha t sh e wa s send in g th e draf t o f th e articl e t o a lawyer , an d tha t sh e planne d t o su e Solarea Hill i f th e articl e wa s printed . I aske d he r t o correc t an y statement s tha t sh e fel t wer e wrong , but sh e refuse d t o d o so . A DECISIO N t o re-establis h out patien t service s wil l involv e severa l factors , includin g ho w man y prospectiv e patient s ther e are , ho w muc h i t woul d cost , wher e th e mone y woul d com e from , an d th e for m i n whic h th e service s woul d b e provided . Som e countie s recogniz e th e condi tio n o f medica l indigenc y an d allocat e separat e fund s fo r treatmen t o f thos e wh o ar e not qualifie d a s financia l indi gents . Som e eve n carr y a separat e lin e ite m i n thei r budget s fo r transien t medi ca l indigents . "Transient " i s almos t a s scar y t o loca l official s a s "hippy, " an d ther e i s a marke d prejudice , eve n a pub lically-state d prejudice , agains t tran sient s i n Monro e County . Th e residenc y requiremen t i n determinin g eligibilit y fo r publi c servic e ha s bee n foun d t o b e unconstitutional , s o th e count y canno t refus e servic e t o transient s o r whomeve r i t i s incline d t o labe l "hippies. " Bu t i t i s no t a questio n o f takin g mone y o r service s awa y fro m "ou r own " an d givin g t o outsiders . Federa l revenu e sharin g fund s ca n b e used . Thi s mone y belong s t o al l American s an d ca n b e use d t o trea t th e sun-poisone d Norther n colleg e student s travelin g o n a shoestrin g withou t short changin g th e loca l resident . B y denyin g service s t o al l becaus e o f fea r o f en couragin g a n "undesirabl e element' 1 t o remai n i n town , th e bab y i s throw n ou t wit h th e bat h water , an d count y citizen s suffer . Th e hippie s aren' t ruinin g th e county , bu t th e county' s reactio n t o the m isn' t doin g an y good . POO R PEOPL E ar e no t popula r thes e days , largel y becaus e o f widesprea d wel far e abuse s an d th e publi c attentio n tha t ha s bee n directe d o n them . W e hav e bee n assure d tha t th e poo r wil l alway s b e wit h us , an d non e bu t th e mos t uncon verte d Scroog e wil l den y hel p t o th e < trul y indigent . Abuse s o f th e welfar e ' syste m hav e mad e doctor s cynical , an d * the y ar e reluctan t t o trea t patient s who^ j see m suspiciousl y affluent . Bu t i f doc* tor s ca n b e assure d tha t the y ar e seeing' " trul y indigen t patients , fre e clinic s \ ca n work . ' I N DAD E COUNT Y th e Healt h Departmen t ha s a n arrangemen t throug h whic h a n indi| gen t Out-Patien t Clini c patien t ca n re ~ \ ceiv e treatmen t a t Jackso n Memoria l Hos , pita l afte r th e Clinic' s regula r hours . „ I n Monro e County , afte r th e Clinic' s regula r hour s ther e wa s nowher e fo r a sic k patien t t o go , excep t i n th e cas e I o f a n emergenc y o r acut e illness . Unde r thes e circumstances , Florid a Key s Memor ia l Hospita l i s require d t o accep t a patient . Becaus e i t wa s buil t wit h IJill-j J Burto n funds , FKM H mus t reserv e a certain 1 , percentag e o f it s revenu e fo r indigent s , i n emergenc y cases , bu t i t ma y requir e \ th e "patien t t o sig n a promis e t o reim ' burs e th e hospital . f WHA T HAPPEN S NO W i n Monro e Count y * i f yo u ar e sic k an d canno t affor d medical* ; treatment , an d yo u ar e no t o n welfare ? { Yo u appl y a t th e Socia l Service s Depart men t i n th e Healt h Uni t o n Stoc k Island , j Yo u ar e investigate d t o determin e whether ^ yo u ar e financiall y indigent , no t medi \ call y indigent . Yo u g o hom e an d retur n I th e nex t da y t o se e i f yo u passe d in i spection . I f yo u pass , yo u ar e referre d I t o a docto r o f you r choic e amon g parti ) cipatin g doctors . Yo u mus t sig n a n \ agreemen t tha t yo u wil l pa y bac k th e \ Socia l Service s Departmen t fo r th e ex \ pense s o f you r visi t t o th e doctor , un | les s yo u ar e age d o r totall y an d perma J nentl y disabled . Th e docto r bill s th e „ Departmen t fo r 80 % o f hi s regula r fee . J Yo u save d 20% . Th e docto r migh t no t j trea t yo u a t all , but writ e a prescrip J tion . Yo u retur n t o Socia l Service s t o * at last ... wlcw f radio 160 0 .. . for all-day and all-night listening easy rock and jazz album-oriented playlist and now: "AU That Jazz" every night [11 p.m. -2 a.m. ] Colleg e doesn' t hav e t o cos t a s muc h anymore . . 3 Student s hav e a grea t knac k fo r gettin g aroun d things . That' s wh y s o man y ar e gettin g a Motobecane . A Motobecan e motorize d bicycle : Get s aroun d hig h ga s bills , wit h uptcrl43mpg ! — Get s aroun d extr a costs , be caus e the y don' t nee d registra tion , mandator y helme t o r insurance * an d operate s vir tuall y maintenanc e fre e Get s aroun d hig h pollution , wit h th e smal l an d efficien t 49c c helpe r engin e — Get s aroun d erran d drudger y wit h a fu n wa y t o ge t t o class . Se e u s an d we'l l sho w yo u ho w t o hav e fu n cuttin g th e cos t o f college . BR MOTOBECAN E Th e Effortles s Bicycl e •N o Insurance , registratio n o r mandator y helme t require d i n man y states . Chec k you r stat e ta w o r Mofobecan e dealer . MOTOBECANE ® SALE S • SERVICE • RENTAL S JO E PETTY , JR./181 6 FLAGLERAVE./296-646 1 I se e i f they.wil l pa y fo r th e prescription . I f not , yo u ma y fin d tha t yo u hav e save d $ 2 o n a useles s offic e visi t t o th e doc to r an d tw o o r thre e visit s (o n th e bus , hitchhiking , o r walkin g perhaps ) t o Stoc k Island . A homeles s stree t ca t ha s a bette r chanc e o f gettin g fre e medica l attentio n i n Ke y Wes t fro m a kind-hearte d veterinaria n tha n a huma n bein g dees . I f th e socia l worker' s decisio n o n you r cas e doe s no t satisf y you , yo u ca n appea l t o th e Directo r fo r a revie w o f you r case . I f hi s decisio n doe s no t satisf y you , yo u ca n hav e a hearin g b y th e socia l worker , th e Director , an d a membe r o f th e Count y Commission . TH E PREVIOU S Out-Patien t Clini c shoul d no t b e viewe d a s a n experimen t tha t failed . I t wa s a ne w an d much neede d servic e tha t neve r go t a fai r chanc e t o prov e itself . Th e Healt h System s Agency , a wide rangin g organizatio n wit h th e purpose , drive , expertise , an d communit y inpu t t o provid e a comprehensiv e pla n fo r healt h car e i n th e county , wil l b e study in g th e genera l proble m o f primar y medi ca l care . Thi s are a o f investigatio n wil l includ e th e questio n o f th e estab lishmen t o f som e for m o f out-patien t ser vic e whic h wil l provid e medica l car e t o th e medicall y indigent , amon g others . WIT H A NEW , mor e qualifie d Directo r i n th e Socia l Service s Departmen t an d a n all-ne w Count y Commission , perhap s th e presen t shamefu l lac k i n count y medica l service s t o th e indigen t wil l b e correct ed . W e wil l continu e t o kee p ou r reader s informe d o f th e loca l healt h situatio n i n futur e articles . TH E FUNCTIO N STOR E europea n fabri c graphic s Sweden , finland , wes t german y an d Hollan d desig n th e mos t excitin g han d sil k screene d fabric s I n al l o f europe . an d fas t buck' s ha s th e larges t collectio n i n al l o f florida ! han g a lon g piece , fram e a smal l piece , hav e the m i n ever y roo m o f you r house . ope n 107 ever y day . 52 4 duva l street . 294-200 7 •>••*«*». ..an d a larg e selectio n o f wines ! Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Sho p invite s yo u t o discove r a lifetim e o f adventur e LEAR N T O DIV E Th e Bul l an d Whistl e 22 4 duva l st . ol d tow n 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 Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Shop . Inc . 160 5 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phone : 286-382 3

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1 2 TH E ANCHO R IN N b y Joh n Helle n unusua l mediu m o f poste r pain t o n plasti c t o captur e almos t exac t picture s fro m a n illustrate d boo k o n cat s h e ha d re ceive d fro m hi s siste r on e Christmas . M Y EARLIES T recollectio n o f anythin g happenin g a t th e Ancho r In n i s whil e hav in g egg s an d toas t on e mornin g a t Shorty's . Seate d i n m y favorit e chair , th e secon d on e dow n th e righ t han d aisl e i n wha t ha d alway s bee n Irish' s section , I ha d viewe d man y time s th e shuttere d buildin g diagon all y acros s th e street . Despit e a muc h neglecte d exterio r an d a fiv e yea r accu mulatio n o f tras h aroun d it , I alway s though t th e buildin g t o hav e a n invitin g facade . O N THI S particula r mornin g Iris h an d I wer e bot h surprise d t o not e a tall , stou t ma n wit h a proportionatel y larg e do g standin g i n fron t o f th e solidl y shuttere d 20 8 Club . "Ohh , Sain t Joseph, " spi d Irish , "mayb e the y b e goin g t o ope n bac k u p tha t ol d pub. " Th e 20 8 sig n wa s a cobwe b o f unno tice d weatherin g tha t hun g crookedl y fro m th e undersid e o f th e building' s uppe r porch . Iris h wen t o n t o relat e tha t th e ba r ha d bee n close d fo r fiv e years , an d sh e remembere d i t a s a pleas an t spo t t o si t o n ho t afternoon s afte r sh e go t of f work . Wit h bot h o f u s spyin g o n hi s in tention , w e sa w th e ma n carefull y se t dow n o n th e windo w ledg e a glas s o f re d liqui d h e hel d i n on e hand . I n hi s oth e r han d h e carrie d a wreckin g ba r wit h whic h h e proceede d t o pr y ope n severa l nail-tigh t shutters , which , whe n swun g open , reveale d th e must y interio r o f th e long-cloistere d bar . OVE R TH E NEX T coupl e o f week s th e ma n an d th e do g coul d b e see n a t th e ba r eac h morning . Th e ma n wa s neve r idle , but worke d a t a stead y pac e tha t seeme d t o m e a prope r spee d fo r someon e famil ia r wit h har d wor k i n th e tropics . Wit h th e dog , a Grea t Dane , followin g hi m aroun d lik e a supervisor y consultant , th e ma n rippe d ou t decaye d lumbe r an d replace d i t wit h new , hammere d an d sawe d patche s fo r shutter s an d doors , an d paint e d th e interio r an d muc h o f th e exterio r o f th e fram e building ; bu t h e wa s neve r s o involve d i n hi s projec t o f th e momen t tha t h e woul d not paus e t o cha t wit h in quirin g passers-by . A s th e buildin g quickl y too k o n a ne w appearance , curi osit y conquere d m y rura l Ne w Englan d tendenc y t o gap e a t ne w comer s fo r a coupl e o f year s befor e trustin g the m enoug h t o speak , an d afte r breakfas t I wen t ove r an d spok e wit h th e man . "Morning, " I said . "Se e yo u workin g har d here . Wha t ar e yo u plannin g t o do? " "Oh , h i there, " sai d th e ma n i n a friendl y tone , settin g dow n hi s paintbrus h an d pickin g u p hi s glass . "Gonn a ope n a ba r here . Com e o n i n an d loo k around. " H e introduce d himsel f a s Bud , an d hi s shad o w th e Dan e a s Hercules . "Lik e a glas s o f wine? " h e offered . "Sure , thanks. " Th e interio r o f th e buildin g wa s freshl y painted , an d th e ba r itsel f curve d aroun d i n a n unequa l octago n tha t too k u p mos t o f th e room . "Whe n d o yo u thin k yo u migh t b e opening? " I asked . "O h prett y soon . Mayb e nex t week, " h e said . "Well , th e buildin g look s muc h bette r sinc e yo u opene d i t up . Goo d luck. " "Yeah , well , thanks . Wh y don' t yo u com e b y fo r th e openin g party? " TH E OPENIN G NIGH T o f th e Ancho r In n sa w a grea t man y peopl e fro m al l walk s o f lif e i n Ke y Wes t minglin g i n a n in forma l cocktai l part y atmosphere , wit h Bu d an d hi s graciou s wif e Doroth y happil y moderatin g th e festivity . Th e thron g o f guest s wer e mostl y peopl e wh o ha d bee n i n Ke y Wes t fo r som e time , fo r i n thos e day s (earl y 1970 } th e islan d wa s no t s o fre quente d wit h short-tim e visitor s a s i t i s now . Th e attir e o f thos e presen t range d fro m th e natt y t o th e ratty , an d littl e di d I realiz e the n tha t thi s spec tru m o f style s wa s t o b e th e ver y influ enc e tha t woul d mak e th e Ancho r th e con genial , an d late r o n zany , ba r tha t i t wa s t o become . Peopl e wh o neve r cam e in t o socia l contac t wit h eac h othe r o n thi s 2x 4 islan d wer e readil y draw n tha t nigh t int o th e suspende d tim e war p o f equalit y enkindle d b y th e equanimou s an d jovia l Bu d an d Dorothy . Their s wa s a gracious nes s tha t wa s evenl y extende d t o th e Mayor , t o constructio n workers , t o fish ermen , t o celebrities , an d t o hippies . The y wer e neve r to o preoccupie d o r sel f importan t t o liste n an d laug h wit h anyone . I f an y on e facto r wa s t o mak e th e Ancho r a legend , it wa s th e unprecedente d arra y o f personalitie s tha t claime d Bu d an d Doroth y a s friends . Tkctfk $TDY*. all wait s of Iff e Pro m openin g nigh t on , th e Ancho r wa s seldo m t o witnes s a slo w day . N o matte r wha t tim e o f da y o r night , ther e usuall y coul d b e foun d a n avi d discus sio n garnishe d wit h eccentri c gestures , o r a cros s ba r moc k seriou s argument , o r a poker-face d gam e o f billiard s playe d b y player s goo d enoug h o r drun k enoug h t o ris k a dollar , o n th e outcome , o r a solitar y sea t o n th e sil l o f th e larg e Monke y To m mura l shutters , wher e Duva l Stree t coul d b e observe d floatin g past . O n a crowde d weeken d evenin g on e wa s likel y t o se e everyon e on e kne w locally . Tw o o r thre e friend s soo n woul d becom e a grou p o f si x o r seve n whe n joine d b y othe r friends . Acquaintanceship s wer e struc k u p betwee n stranger s i f no t throug h introductio n b y mutua l friends , the n throug h th e taproo m diplomac y o f bartende r Bud . Th e octagona l Ancho r wa s mor e ofte n tha n no t casuall y surrounde d b y a brigad e o f merry-face d conversation alists , som e seated , som e standing , som e leanin g o n elbow , who , fuele d wit h trop ica l concoction s o f ru m an d juices , woul d whil e awa y happ y hour s i n wha t develope d int o a gregariou s seanc e in ten t o n celebratin g th e her e an d now . OFTE N o n Sunda y afternoon s Bu d an d Doroth y woul d brin g i n larg e tray s o f col d cut s an d chees e o r a croc k o f Mexi ca n bean s o r Italia n meatball s o r steam in g pan s o f lasagna , o r the y woul d char broi l burger s an d ho t dogs . Sometime s thes e indoo r picnic s woul d spil l ou t in t o th e vacan t lo t behin d th e building , wher e circle s o f peopl e sa t i n th e shad y overhan g o f tree s an d passe d th e pip e cleaner-thi n cigarette s fashionabl e i n tha t da y o f limite d supply . GIVE N SUC H A SLEN D o f differen t personalitie s alloye d an d tempere d i n th e meltin g po t o f Bud' s affability , th e Ancho r develope d a personalit y o f it s own . Muc h o f thi s personalit y wa s th e spontaneou s flas h o f a happening : a n even t tha t coul d caus e a grou p o f fort y peopl e fort y ver y differen t peopl e t o laug h wit h side-splittin g emphasi s a t a barrel-voice d acto r recitin g a solilo qu y fro m Hamlet whil e balancin g a mu g o f bee r o n hi s head , o r t o giv e a n imprompt u roun d o f applaus e t o a n outrage d Californi a motorcyclis t wh o strainingl y manage d t o righ t hi s Harle y hors e afte r i t ha d bee n knocke d of f it s peg s b y a careles s motor ist , o r t o pas s lik e a communio n cu p the beer-fille d hollo w le g o f a ma n wh o ha d los t hi s rea l on e i n th e war . On e even in g upo n enterin g th e bar , th e the n no t s o wel l know n Jimm y Buffet t catapulte d himsel f int o a n imprompt u mim e an d danc e t o th e accompanimen t o f Samm y Davis ' "Cand y Man. " Jimm y jumpe d u p o n th e stag e an d assume d th e theatrica l posture s o f a Jolso n minstrel , a s h e droppe d t o on e kne e an d thre w hi s arm s wid e out . Th e lip-synchronize d dance r the n leape d dow n fro m th e stag e an d u p ont o th e bar , where , stil l i n tim e wit h Davis , h e trace d a flawles s hopscotc h aroun d an d ove r drinks . H e ende d th e son g i n a torso-writhin g evocatio n tha t mimicked , th e mos t passionat e accentuation s o f opera . DURIN G TH E tw o an d a hal f year s o f it s existenc e > th e Ancho r becam e a kin d o f galler y fo r future-shocke d bohemia n artists . Wit h al l valu e judgement s sus pended , th e initiall y bar e interio r wall s o f th e ba r graduall y wer e covere d wit h a quiltwor k o f canvases , driftwoo d paint ings , portraits , caricature s an d inde scribabl e representation s o f altere d con sciousness . Th e hodgepodg e include d work s b y th e artis t Porshier , wh o durin g th e day s o f th e Ancho r move d fro m hi s surrea l penchan t fo r M y La i massacr e scene s o f rando m legs , eyes , an d bloate d organ s t o a muc h serene r an d mor e visual l y palatabl e styl e o f realisti c seascape . Bot h o f Porshier ' s period s wer e i n evi denc e at th e Ancho r wit h hi s shrim p boa t a t primar y colo r sunris e an d hi s haunt ingl y blue-blac k moonse t constitutin g tw o o f th e thre e larg e shutter s tha t opene d ou t o n t o Charle s Street . Hi s mor e surrea l attempt s an d agonize d sel f portrait s hun g randoml y aroun d th e bar . Bo b Windisch , wh o fo r som e year s operate d a galler y o n Green e Street , wa s onc e commissione d b y anothe r ba r i n tow n t o pain t a mura l o n som e newl y installe d panel s o f plywood . Upo n seein g th e result s o f Windisch' s labors , th e ba r owne r gaspe d an d reache d fo r a ca n o f whit e pain t i n orde r t o eras e what h e fel t t o b e a n obviou s mocker y o f art . Windisc h wa s saddene d t o lear n tha t th e owne r coul d perceiv e n o seriou s notio n i n th e mura l an d shrugge d hi s condescen sio n t o th e owner's 1 whitewas h censorship . Bu t i n th e nic k o f time , th e knowledge abl e publishe r o f thi s newspaper , Bil l ., : Huckel , arrange d t o hav e othe r ne w panel s o f plywoo d replac e thos e painte d on , an d quickl y introduce d th e mura l int o th e compan y o f th e Anchor' s unrestricte d collection . S o larg e wa s th e mura l that . i t ha d t o b e cu t i n tw o i n orde r t o fi t ont o th e onl y wall s larg e enoug h t o ac commodate , i t thos e i n th e poolroom . ANOTHE R PAINTER , Russell , use d th e Russell' s ca t work s wer e copie d precise l y fro m th e boo k bu t usuall y employe d onl y tw o colors . Th e painting s wer e o n window-pan e siz e piece s o f plexiglas s an d wer e accepte d int o th e Ancho r collec tio n becaus e the y fi t neatl y int o th e smal l space s lef t o n th e wal l b y irreg ularl y shape d large r pictures . Russell' s cat s seldo m varie d i n pos e o r expressio n bu t di d com e i n variou s shade s o f blue , yellow , o r black . H e wa s neve r know n t o pain t anythin g bu t th e cat s fro m hi s book . Severa l portrai t painter s plie d thei r craft s whil e seate d a t th e Ancho r bar , th e mos t memorabl e bein g Terr y Denehy , wh o stil l live s here , an d Ja k McDonough , wh o se t ou t on e mornin g wit h a bottl e o f vodk a unde r on e ar m an d hi s sketc h boo k unde r th e othe r fo r Guadalajar a i n a va n •wit h a middle-age d marrie d coupl e an d hasn' t bee n hear d fro m since . Terr y worke d i n charcoa l an d sometime s wate r colo r o r oils , bu t hi s charcoal s wer e obviousl y hi s forte . H e wa s als o on e o f th e bartender s a t th e Anchor , whic h af forde d hi m man y subject s o n whic h t o practice . Hi s persona l choic e o f model s wa s then , a s i t i s t o thi s day , willow y blond e ladies . Jak , o n th e othe r hand , worke d wit h magi c marke r o n noteboo k paper , an d hi s portrait s wer e reall y mor e caricatures . Possesse d o f a heart y na tur e an d voluminou s stomac h an d hailin g fro m th e lust y seashore s o f Cap e Cod , McDonoug h wa s th e veritabl e ringleade r o f th e bellowin g bu t goo d nature d shen anigan s tha t cam e t o characteriz e th e earl y month s o f th e Anchor' s secon d year . H e trade d hi s unsolicite d an d quickl y stroke d sketche s fo r beer s t o anyon e wh o ha d no t aske d fo r a sketc h o f himself . On e da y I notice d hi m repeatedl y lookin g acros s th e ba r a t a gir l sittin g besid e me , an d the n dartin g hi s eye s bac k t o hi s pad . I assume d tha t sh e wa s hi s chose n subjec t o f th e hour , fo r I notice d hi s bee r glas s wa s empty . Whe n h e rippe d off . th e pag e an d dispatche d i t t o he r vi a th e bartender , i t containe d no t a caricatur e bu t a quatrain : "I fell into an eaho An echo by the sea . . And heard the eaho eaho Eaho .you are free," whic h cause d th e gir l no t onl y t o bu y hi m a beer , bu t t o mov e aroun d th e ba r t o si t wit h him . Jak' s perceptio n o f peopl e othe r tha n throug h caricatur e coul d b e transmitte d b y cynica l cartoon . On e even in g a rathe r vai n hotshot , whos e flash y clothe s an d flippan t remark s abou t wome n marke d hi m a s a self-perceive d stud , mad e th e mistak e o f askin g Ja k t o d o hi s por trait . Ja k consented , an d th e yout h assume d a stanc e o f suavity . I n les s tha n fiftee n second s Ja k tor e of f th e page , place d i t o n th e ba r upsid e down , an d walke d away . Hungr y t o se e th e re sul t , th e debonai r fello w flippe d ove r ; th e shee t t o discove r Jak. r s opinio n o f him : a n erec t mal e membe r strappe d t o a rolle r skate , fro m whic h dangle d a carrot . A GOO D PAR T o f th e tim e I spen t a t ' th e Ancho r wa s give n ove r t o watchin g o r playin g pool . Th e poo l roo m anne x con tained , beside s a poo l tabl e an d Windish' s mural , th e trun k o f a banya n tre e aroun d whic h th e roo m wa s built , a larg e fa n whic h ha d t o b e take n int o consideratio n o n certai n shots , fo r it s gus t coul d affec t th e cours e o f th e ball , a sig n warnin g "N o wagering, " whic h wa s mitigat e d b y fine r prin t "tha t mean s n o mone y o n th e table, " an d a collectio n o f in terestin g soul s whos e commo n bon d wa s appreciatio n fo r a perfectl y playe d roun d o f 8 ball . I neve r ha d playe d muc h poo l prio r t o th e day s o f th e Anchor , bu t a frien d an d co-worke r o f mine , Loui s Knowles , an d I use d t o hav e a fe w beer s eac h nigh t afte r work , an d wheneve r th e tabl e wa s fre e he' d challeng e m e t o a game . I t wa s partl y du e t o Louis ' styl e a n unhurrie d bu t preconceive d attac k tha t too k hi m aroun d th e tabl e a t a minimu m o f walking , an d whic h easefull y allowe d hi m clea r shot s eac h tim e du e t o hi s nea r perfec t grammatica l understandin g o f cu e bal l englis h an d partl y du e t o m y ow n financia l inabilit y t o fue l th e tabl e wit h a quarte r eac h tim e Loui s cleare d it , tha t I ' too k a n avi d interes t i n thi s gam e o f tangent s an d angles . Anothe r teache r o f mine , Gi l Grady , wa s no t onl y a n excellen t sho t bu t als o a super b showman . Feignin g perplexit y a t eac h sho t h e encountered, . Grad y woul d excessivel y chal k hi s stick , shak e hi s hea d an d mutte r abou t th e inconsistencie s o f crue l fate , cal l a seemingl y impossibl e shot , offe r t o forfei t th e game , an d the n wit h muc h concentratio n an d u p t o te n practic e stroke s woul d masterfull y launc h th e cu e bal l int o th e muddl e o f colore d ones , where , befor e th e eye s o f all , th e objec t bal l h e calle d woul d someho w g o in . A sl y smil e wa s th e onl y gestur e tha t woul d betra y hi s otherwis e perturbe d visage . Th e mos t technicall y perfec t shoote r t o pla y regularl y a t th e Ancho r wa s Michael . T o receiv e on e sho t whe n play in g hi m wa s t o b e lucky . H e ra n th e tabl e a t will , bu t wit h a benig n ai r tha t didn' t scar e of f competition ; Wheneve r h e played , ther e appeare d man y mor e challenger s tha n normal , no t s o muc h wit h hope s o f beatin g hi m a s wit h aspiration s o f learnin g fro m him . I onc e wo n a gam e agains t him , bu t onl y afte r h e ha d beate n m e som e twent y game s ove r severa l months . TH E FIRS T YEA R o f th e Anchor , a s mentioned , sa w man y peopl e fro m bot h side s o f th e track s frequen t it . Loca l officials , professiona l people , fisher 1 3 comer s brough t wit h the m a proportionat e numbe r o f homeles s children , wis e guys , aci d freaks , an d shysters . Th e plac e evolve d int o a crowde d free-for-al l wher e lou d scream s an d push y manner s eclipse d conversation . Th e juk e bo x becam e a nightmaris h cover-u p fo r th e bras h peculiaritie s o f thos e o n acid , o r thosebelligerentl y drunk , o r thos e sub vertin g b y hig h wagerin g th e camaraderi e o f th e poo l table . I t becam e a snak e pit. Notice , o f course , wa s take n b y th e communit y o f th e graduall y louder , dar k ba r wher e peopl e neve r befor e see n i n th e communit y stoo d alon g th e outsid e picke t fenc e jeerin g Conc h Train s o r impalin g empt y bee r can s o n th e picke t points . Dru g transaction s too k plac e i n th e lo t behin d th e building , an d peopl e wit h nowher e t o g o too k refug e i n aban done d car s o n th e lot . Notic e o f suc h thing s breed s complaints . Man y complaints . Ke y Wes t wa s beginnin g t o vie w th e Ancho r a s a nuisance . Mor e complaints . A rai d wa s staged . A mino r violatio n wa s found . Bu d wa s arrested . Lega l hassle s ensued . Th e Beverag e Departmen t go t int o th e ac t and , incredibly , decree d tha t th e Ancho r b e tor n down . Th e licens e finall y wa s revoked . DURIN G TH E TIM E betwee n th e rai d an d th e revocatio n o f th e licens e ther e passe d thre e disconsolat e month s whe n nobod y kne w wha t fat e awaite d th e bar . Busines s droppe d of f a s Bu d an d hi s bartender s pu t th e ca p o n th e gushe r o f transien t hedon is m an d howlin g soirees . Troubl e maker s wer e expelled , th e bac k lo t policed , an d th e decibe l o f hilarit y wa s kep t i n check . Nevertheless , man y loca l patron s neve r returned . Th e ba r sa t empt y muc h o f th e time . I t plummete d fro m th e numbe r one . selle r o f bee r i n Monro e Count y t o nea r last . Th e da y th e revocatio n notic e wa s receive d b y Bu d an d Doroth y the y realize d tha t the y wer e ou t o f business . The y tol d To m th e bartender , wh o ha d bee n wit h the m fro m th e beginning , t o giv e away , drin k b y drink , wha t remaine d o f th e stock . Wor d sprea d fast" , an d soo n a thron g o f thirstie s fille d u p th e Ancho r fo r th e las t time . O f thos e presen t o n tha t las t afternoo n onl y a fractio n ha d know n th e ba r al l th e wa y throug h it s shor t an d storm y life , whil e a sizeabl e percentag e o f thos e beltin g dow n Bud' s fre e liquo r ha d neve r bough t a drin k ther e a t all . 1 men , tourists , restauran t owner s an d entertainer s al l foun d th e Ancho r a pleasan t an d interestin g spot . It s lo catio n o n th e mai n street , it s quain t picke t fence , whic h ha d a ba r alon g it s backside > it s absur d ar t collection , an d it s assortment , o f waterfron t character s wer e all-reasons ; fo r goin g there . Bu t jus t a s predictabl y a s th e season s chang e s o d o ba r rooms . Ther e reall y need s t o . b e onl y on e fight:o r on e witles s foul • mout h t q driv e awa y som e customer s forever . I t wa s no t though t o f a s slummin g t o g o t o th e Ancho r i n its ' firs t yea r an d a hal f o r s o o f business . Bu t .gradually , a s mor e peopl e foun d th e Keys , th e Ancho r wa s found . Th e lon g standin g goodwil l o f th e Ancho r di d It s bes t t o accommodat e th e inflo w o f seaso n people , bu t th e new OVE R EGG S an d toas t th e nex t mornin g I gaze d a t th e agai n shuttere d facade , an d i t looke d littl e differen t fro m it s 20 8 predecessor . I f anythin g it bor e mor e scar s inflicte d ove r tw o an d a hal f year s b y th e pulsin g crowd s destine d t o fin d it . I t looke d mor e haggar d an d les s appreciate d tha n i t eve r ha d been . A victi m o f time' s changes . Ther e wil l neve r b e anothe r ba r quit e lik e th e Anchor . Wha t remain s o f i t ar e memorie s an d stories . Th e actua l buildin g wa s save d fro m razin g b y th e Ol d Islan d Restoratio n Commission . Bu t fo r thos e wh o kne w th e Ancho r i n it s prim e ther e remain s a sharpene d sensibilit y fo r th e unwritte n etiquette s tha t characteriz e no t onl y congenia l tavern s bu t al l "o f huma n re lations .

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1 4 Th e Conventio n b y Richar d Goodspee d A CONVENTIO N TICKET : YOUR S FO R TH E ASKIN G WOUL D YO U LIK E t o g o t o a politica l convention ? Woul d yo u lik e t o g o no t a s a spectato r bu t a s a participant ? I f yo u ar e a registere d vote r i n Monro e County , an d i f whe n yo u registere d yo u claime d t o b e a Democrat , the n yo u ar e entitle d t o atten d th e Monro e Count y Democrati c Conventio n a t th e Indie s In n o n Duc k Ke y on_th e firs t o f October . No t onl y ca n yo u atten d th e conven tion , bu t yo u ar e als o entitled , i f yo u attend , t o vot e o n ever y issu e tha t come s befor e it . Unde r som e circumstances , yo u ma y eve n addres s th e conventio n an d tel l i t wha t yo u lik e an d don't lik e about th e decision s it' s tryin g t o make . Bette r yet , fo r th e modes t invest men t o f a fe w hour s a wee k (startin g righ t now) , yo u ca n hel p decid e wha t issue s wil l com e befor e th e convention , an d thu s hel p shap e th e conventio n an d th e activitie s o f th e county' s Democrat i c Part y ove r th e nex t year . THES E AR E SOM E o f th e thing s Mann y Lope z tol d m e ove r breakfas t a fe w day s ago . Mann y i s th e convention' s archi tec t an d advocate . H e suggeste d a count y conventio n t o th e Monro e Count y Democrat i c Party' s Executiv e Committee , o f whic h h e i s a member . Th e cdmmitte e approve d th e idea , an d pu t hi m i n charg e o f mak in g i t happen . Thi s convention , h e said , i s th e citizen' s opportunit y t o mak e him sel f hear d i n th e party , an d throug h it , i n th e count y an d loca l governments . An d th e citize n ca n ge t hi s hearin g i n an y o f fou r differen t ways . TH E FIRS T an d mos t obvious wa y i s simpl y t o atten d th e convention , liste n DAIL Y SPECIAL S WHERE YOU GET GOODVALUE EVERY EM Y i SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 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 i 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 DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Chicke n Dinne r $1.5 5 Wit h Cot * 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 Pis h Dinne r . ....$1.6 5 "Wit h Cot e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes ; Roil , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc * DININ G ROO M — TAKEOU T SERVIC E BAT IN Chicke n UNLIMITE D TAKE our Tamify 110 2 Ke y Ptaa , U S « innts ® Ph . 394-220 4 t o th e discussion s tha t tak e plac e there , an d vot e ever y tim e a vot e i s calle d for . Th e vote s wil l com e frequentl y durin g th e one-da y meeting , becaus e eigh t tas k forc e s wil l presen t position s o n severa l differen t issue s apiece . Afte r hearin g a discussio n o f eac h position , th e whol e conventio n wil l vot e o n whethe r o r no t t o adop t th e positio n recommende d b y th e tas k forc e a s a plan k i n th e Monro e Count y Democrati c Party' s platform . I f you'r e a registere d Democrat , yo u ca n b e ther e voting . I F YOU' D LIK E t o ad d you r tw o cents ' wort h t o th e discussio n o f on e o r mor e o f th e issues , yo u ca n d o so , an d thi s i s th e secon d wa y yo u ca n ge t you r hearing . Peopl e attendin g th e conventio n wil l b e allowe d t o offe r thei r comment s fro m th e floor , althoug h t o preven t repetitio n an d kee p th e conventio n moving.th e Con ventio n Committe e i s askin g the m t o sig n u p ahea d o f time . I f yo u wan t t o commen t fro m th e floor , ge t i n touc h wit h Mann y Lope z a wee k o r s o befor e th e conventio n an d tel l hi m whic h issu e yo u wan t t o commen t o n an d roughl y wha t yo u wan t t o say . I f h e doesn' t alread y hav e someon e o n hi s lis t t o sa y prett y muc h th e sam e thing , yo u wil l probabl y ge t t o spea k you r piece . BEFOR E I ca n tel l yo u abou t th e othe r tw o way s o f participating , I hav e t o tel l yo u abou t th e tas k forces . Th e party' s Executiv e Committe e se t u p eigh t topic s fo r th e conventio n t o consider , an d ha s establishe d a tas k forc e t o cove r eac h o f them . Eac h tas k forc e ha s bee n goin g ove r it s topi c lookin g fo r issue s o n whic h th e part y shoul d tak e a position . O f course , th e tas k force s di d no t sprin g full y staffe d an d functionin g fro m th e desk s o f th e Executiv e Committee . Th e Committe e decide d o n th e area s t o b e covered , the n turne d ove r t o Mann y Lope z th e tas k o f findin g a chairma n fo r eac h tas k force . Mann y foun d th e chairmen , an d the y (wit h th e hel p o f member s o f th e Executiv e Committee ) foun d peopl e t o mak e u p th e tas k forces . Fo r th e pas t mont h o r tw o th e tas k force s hav e bee n bus y definin g issues , recommendin g a positio n fo r th e part y t o tak e o n eac h o f th e issue s s o defined , an d diggin g u p factua l materia l t o sup por t o r undermin e thei r recommendations . THA T WOR D undermine i s no t a typo graphica l error . Tas k forc e member s ar e no t i n agreemen t o n al l th e position s they'l l b e recommendin g t o th e conven tio n fo r adoption . Eac h recommendatio n wil l represen t th e majorit y view , decide d upo n afte r muc h discussion . Th e discus sio n i s no t entirel y spontaneous : tas k forc e member s researc h thei r point s o f vie w an d fin d fact s t o suppor t them . O f course , som e member s ar e tryin g t o fin d : fact s tha t undermin e th e positio n tha t th e tas k forc e finall y adopt s b y majorit y vote . Th e tas k forc e wil l presen t it s re commendation s t o th e conventio n i n th e for m o f positio n papers . Member s o f th e tas k forc e wh o disagre e wit h th e conten t o f a positio n pape r ca n addres s th e con ventio n whe n th e positio n pape r i s unde r discussio n — a s ca n th e member s wh o sup por t th e position . NO W FO R TH E thir d an d fourt h way s th e citize n ca n ge t hi s hearing . Here's ' wher e spendin g a coupl e o f hour s a wee k wil l reall y ge t a perso n int o count y government . Th e tas k force s stil l nee d peopl e t o hel p the m fashio n thei r posi September Specials Ne w Yor k Time s Boo k Revie w SUBSCRIPTIO N FO R 5 2 ISSUE S DELIVERE D B Y MAI L Reg . $1 5 Sept . onl y $12.0 0 Condominiu m b y Joh n D . McDonal d BEST-SELLIN G HARDBAC K ABOU T HURRICAN E I N FLORID A KEY S Reg . $1 0 Sept . onl y $7.8 0 TH E BOOKSHO P 53 6 Flemin g eKfe * tio n papers . It' s a littl e late , becaus e th e positio n paper s ar e suppose d t o b e finishe d u p b y mid-September , bu t do n t le t tha t sto p you . Th e chairme n wil l welcom e you , an d wil l giv e yo u a s muc h t o d o a s yo u ar e willin g an d abl e t o handle . Yo u could , eve n a t thi s lat e date , contribut e ne w an d importan t idea s o r win d u p bein g th e on e t o delive r a n oppositio n statement . Her e i s a lis t o f th e tas k force s fo r yo u t o choos e from : 1 . Economi c an d Consume r Concern s 2 . Growth , Development , an d Environ menta l Concern s 3 . Judicia l Administratio n 4 . Minorit y Concern s 5 . Educatio n 6 . Politica l Ethic s an d Electio n Refor m 7 . Health , Family , an d Socia l Con cern s 8 . Senio r Citizens ' Concern s I F THER E i s somethin g o n th e lis t you' d lik e t o argu e about , argu e abou t i t wit h th e tas k force . Cal l o r writ e Mann y Lope z an d fin d ou t wher e an d whe n you r tas k forc e wil l b e meetin g next . (Reac h hi m throug h Ran d Winter' s offic e i n Ke y West , 294-2405 , o r throug h th e Monro e Count y Conventio n Committee , P.O . Bo x 2307 , Ke y West , F L 33040. ) TH E FOURT H wa y o f gettin g int o th e ac t i s t o g o t o an y meetin g o f an y tas k forc e (they'r e al l ope n t o th e public ) an d jus t liste n an d occasionall y thro w i n a n opinio n o r som e advice . Mann y Lope z assure s m e tha t th e tas k force s wil l b e happ y t o hea r fro m you . "Here' s th e chanc e fo r th e peopl e t o com e ou t an d tel l th e politician s wha t they want, " h e says , referrin g t o th e entir e conventio n sequence . "It' s a chanc e fo r the m t o ge t involve d i n th e decision-makin g process. " Thos e wh o hav e gotte n involve d (an d other s wh o wil l betwee n no w an d th e closin g o f th e convention ) wil l b e abl e t o boas t t o thei r grandchildre n tha t Capt.BOD' 6 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 8 Carolin e St . 294-900 5 the y participate d i n th e Firs t Annua l Monro e Count y Democrati c Conventio n — presumabl y th e firs t o f many . I t wil l probabl y als o b e th e shortest . I t wil l b e difficul t t o d o al l tha t mus t b e don e a t th e conventio n i n on e day , bu t th e Plannin g Committe e decide d t o kee p i t short . A s th e planner s an d th e part y gai n experienc e i n runnin g count y con ventions , th e convention s wil l probabl y ge t longe r — wil l perhap s ru n fo r tw o o r thre e days . TH E AIM S o f th e shor t conventio n ar e appropriatel y modest . Mann y Lope z recite d the m a s i f h e ha d the m writte n o n th e wal l behin d m y head : 1 . Creat e a part y platfor m fo r th e county . 2 . Educat e peopl e o n bot h side s o f issue s tha t intereste d peopl e fee l ar e th e real issues . 3 . Giv e peopl e mor e o f a n oppor tunit y t o hav e a voic e i n thei r government . 4 . Broade n th e bas e o f activ e par ticipant s i n part y activities . A RESUL T o f th e convention , i f no t a purpose , wil l b e t o le t th e averag e citize n ru b elbow s wit h office-holders , candidates , an d potentia l candidates . Mos t o f th e Democrati c office-holder s i n Monro e Count y wil l b e there , an d th e committe e ha s invite d th e Florid a Con gressiona l delegatio n an d som e o f th e potentia l gubernatoria l candidate s t o atten d an d addres s th e gathering . Con vention-goer s wil l probabl y hea r a shor t speec h b y on e o f thes e distinguishe d guest s afte r eac h tas k forc e finishe s it s presentation . A t th e en d o f th e day , wit h al l con ventio n busines s completed , th e conven tion-goer s wil l atten d a closin g banquet . Th e conventio n committe e ha s no t announce d th e banque t speake r a s o f thi s writing , bu t i t wil l probabl y b e a distinguishe d Democrati c office-holder . MAN Y PEOPL E se e thi s conventio n a s a mean s o f puttin g ne w lif e int o th e TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Dail y shar k feedin g 3 p m 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 1 5 Monro e Count y Democrati c Party . The y sa y tha t th e part y i s i n a transitio n stag e righ t now , tha t peopl e wh o hav e controlle d i t i n recen t year s ar e passin g on . Ther e ar e vacancie s o n th e count y Executiv e Committe e an d i n th e precincts . No w i s a goo d tim e fo r thos e wh o woul d lik e t o hav e a sa y i n part y matter s t o di g i n an d fin d a spot . Workin g o n on e o f th e cenventio n tas k force s woul d b e a goo d wa y t o begin . Mann y Lope z says : "Man y peopl e wh o have gotte n involve d hav e ha d n o politica l experience . Thi s i s a n opportunit y fo r thos e withou t ex perienc e t o star t t o ge t some . We'r e lookin g fo r ne w peopl e an d ne w ideas. " WIT H THI S CONVENTION , th e Monro e Count y Democrati c Part y i s throwin g wid e ope n th e door s t o participatio n b y th e averag e citizen . I f th e voter s sho w enoug h interest , th e conventio n coul d becom e sor t o f a n annua l tow n meetin g fo r th e whol e county . Nothin g coul d b e bette r fo r th e healt h o f th e county' s politics . WATERSPOUTThe strain The frail lashingparts Of linking sea and aloud Too much even for nature's thong But wait It mends itself as we watch And leashing aloud to unseen hand in the i Curves slack With the aloud at heel To walk the white image Among clumped mangroves by Richard Goodspeec Le t th e goo d time s roll , whoosh , zigzag , an d fly . Kawasak i JetSkr I f It' s thrill s yo u want clim b aboard . Th e ne w Je t Sk i wil l tur n yo u on . Handlebar s contro l turning . Han d throttl e control s speed . I f yo u tak e a spil l th e Je t Sk i circle s til l yo u ho p bac k on . Discove r th e mos t excitin g spor t tha t eve r hi t th e water . A new way to let the good times roll! key west akvasak i RENTAL S AVAILABL E SOON I 305-294-108 2 101 0 tfuma n avenu e ke y west , fl. 3304 0 |

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1 6 CHANGES U designe r appare l 50 3 \j&.-Jiyi i w ^K/p*"" *-• » FRON T FRON T fo r ' ' O F 5TREE T me n & uiome n pltRH0U5 E Visit ou r showroom 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 Telephon e 294-127 8 Environmenta l Circu s • Record s & Tape s • Recycle d Denim s • Musica l Instrument s • T-Shirt s • Pipe s & Paper s • Waterbed s SUMME R HOUR S 106 MONDAY-SATURDA Y CLOSE D SUNDA Y KE Y WES T Pirate s Alle y Ke y Wes t SE E C3CWL1T Y HAND-MAD S CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y •vi e f» H •mai l order s mmsm Mhittert c Qd e th e Islan d 120 9 Truma n Avenu e 294-654 2 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 Wln n Dixi e Plaz a 1099 0 Oversea s Hwy_ . 743-527 4 continue d fro m pag e 1 1 durin g th e res t o f th e winte r a direc t resul t o f th e purpl e martins 1 presenc e i n thi s area ? I f thi s i s th e case , th e resident s o f th e Key s certainl y ow e a grea t deb t t o thes e bird s fo r comfortabl e insect-fre e winters . AUGUS T I S ALS O th e mont h fo r fiddle r crab s t o begi n thei r annua l matin g ritual , an d thi s are a o f Res t Beac h i s a goo d plac e i n whic h t o witnes s thi s curiou s event . Th e crab s assembl e fro m th e re cesse s o f th e mangrov e swam p an d begi n a slo w procession , whic h move s i n th e genera l directio n o f th e beac h an d th e ocean . A t point s alon g th e wa y the y rall y — generall y i n ope n area s o n th e path s amon g th e dunes . A s literall y hundred s o f the m cluste r abou t the y per for m a ritualisti c "dance, " whic h con sist s basicall y o f a slo w rhythmi c wav in g o f thei r on e larg e claw . Th e pro gra m ma y vary , bu t a s day s g o b y th e crab s continu e thei r processio n t o th e water' s edge , al l th e whil e becomin g mor e slo w movin g an d les s fearfu l o f man . Suddenl y a t th e edg e o f th e beac h ami d th e san d an d seawee d wha t mus t b e th e female s (althoug h on e ca n neve r b e sur e i n th e anima l kingdom ) appea r lade n wit h egg s an d wit h onl y tw o smal l claws . A t thi s poin t the y ar e s o slo w movin g tha t i t i s eve n possibl e t o pic k the m u p wit h th e hands . I n a fe w day s th e egg-lade n female s retrea t bac k u p th e beach , ap parentl y t o la y thei r eggs, , an d th e cycl e i s complete . WH Y D O S O MAN Y specie s o f wildlif e see k ou t thi s particula r are a i n pre ferenc e t o othe r section s o f th e beach ? Th e answe r ma y b e th e sam e reaso n tha t ma n ha s foun d i t difficul t t o penetrat e th e are a — th e presenc e o f th e water fille d mangrov e swamp . No t onl y doe s thi s are a hav e mor e tree s an d large r vegetatio n — th e dune s nea r th e beac h ar e noticeabl y highe r an d grassie r — bu t a t certai n time s o f th e yea r th e swam p i s connecte d t o th e ocea n b y a smal l inlet , whic h fill s an d emptie s th e swam p wit h th e ris e an d fal l o f th e tide . On e surmise s tha t th e presenc e o f th e tree s an d othe r vegetatio n for m a natu ra l protectio n an d feelin g o f securit y fo r th e bird s an d othe r wildlife , bu t th e ke y ma y b e th e organi c matte r whic h i s flushe d periodicall y fro m th e swam p GROCER Y STOREL J £2. 9 SIMONTO N STREE T • CORNE R O F OLIVI A W E DELIVE R 294-654 4 FAERINGTO N f H GALLERIE S IN€ . • y Wait' s Custo m Franw r We can frame anything" Headquarter ! to r Artist s Material s Brows e throug h ou r galler y o f origina l ar t Ope n 6 dsy s 9a m 5:3 0 p m / . • v 2?4-«91l \ 71 1 threa t SMa t Angela ) ' Pari t i n rear I T I S NO T SURPRISIN G tha t th e curren t threa t t o thi s are a i s man . Th e propose d constructio n o f a highwa y alon g Res t Beach , i f improperl y planned , woul d re sul t i n fillin g i n par t o r al l o f thi s mangrov e swamp , it s subsequen t elimina tion , an d th e exodu s o f th e bird s an d wildlif e fro m thi s remainin g stretc h o f natura l beach . Suc h action s ar e o f cours e irreversible , an d a decisio n a t a late r dat e t o tr y t o restor e suc h a natura l are a woul d b e a laughabl e im possibility . .-'A 1 ' . V . B, IBISE S A T RES T an d become s th e firs t lin k i n a compli cate d chai n o f lif e reachin g ultimatel y t o th e predator y bir d life . Durin g lo w tid e on e ha s onl y t o wad e a shor t dis tanc e int o th e wate r t o becom e awar e o f th e grea t quantit y o f crab s an d othe r organism s whic h inhabi t th e shallo w wat ers . Th e microscopi c foo d whic h i s nec essar y fo r thes e organism s i s presen t her e an d likel y supplie d directl y o r in directl y b y th e mangrov e swamp . Th e or ganism s themselve s for m th e majo r portio n o f th e die t o f th e hos t o f bird s tha t floc k t o thi s are a lik e songbird s t o a birdfeeder , an d i t i s possibl e tha t thi s i s th e reaso n fo r th e grea t variet y an d numbe r o f bird s i n thi s area . TH E POPULARIT Y o f th e motorcycl e an d it s mor e recen t relative , th e moped , hav e create d a ne w threa t t o th e area . Th e groa n o f a motorcycl e ca n o f cours e quickl y shatte r th e peac e an d stillnes s o f th e area , frightenin g th e birdlif e an d returnin g th e birdwatche r wit h a sudde n jol t fro m th e worl d o f natur e t o man' s twentiet h centur y technology , bu t i t i s th e visibl e damag e t o th e are a whic h i s mos t evident . Th e onc e hig h ridg e o f th e dune s ar e hig h n o more , an d vegetatio n ha s bee n crushe d an d uproote d WILLIA M Mlltt B JSVBLBft , m. 6O O DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 33O4 O MEMBE R AMERICA N OE M SOCIET Y OSS ) Bill' s HUF F MUFFLE R CENTE R Van s RV' s F HUF F j MUFFLE R CENTE R Econom y muffler s fro m $14.9 5 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 b y the ~ wheel s o f buddin g Eve l Knieve'l s a s the y rac e an d jum p th e dunes . Th e onc e narro w footpath s hav e bee n widene d b y th e weigh t o f thes e heav y machine s t o th e poin t wher e the y ca n no w accommodat e a n automobil e o r dun e bugg y — whic h on e frequentl y see s rollercoastin g ove r th e dunes ! VANPAL S hav e als o wreake d havo c i n thi s area , breakin g limb s fro m venerabl e , buttonwoo d tree s an d i n a fe w case s choppin g the m completel y t o th e ground . Gras s fire s hav e bee n se t intentionall y o r otherwis e fro m tim e t o time , obliter atin g man y squar e fee t o f vegetatio n fro m th e dunes . No r i s thi s are a o f Res t Beac h immun e t o th e bligh t o f litte r tha t plague s man y area s o f ou r country . Th e usua l quantit y o f bee r can s an d oth e r tras h ha s accumulate d i n thi s area , bu t thi s ha s bee n compounde d b y th e loca l residen t wh o forsake s th e cit y dum p an d unload s hi s unsavor y commodit y abou t th e dune s an d paths . Wh y on e shoul d choos e t o dum p tras h i n suc h a n are a i s unclear , bu t perhap s th e fres h ai r dumpe r feel s tha t th e tree s an d gras s wil l gro w ove r an d cove r th e trash . Thi s appear s t o b e jus t anothe r for m o f sweepin g th e dir t unde r th e rug ! WIT H PROPE R PLANNIN G muc h o r al l o f th e mangrove.swam p coul d b e save d with ou t destroyin g it s ecology , an d th e pro pose d highwa y coul d b e constructe d t o b e compatibl e wit h thi s las t existin g natura l are a o f Res t Beach . Tota l fill in g o f th e swam p i n preparatio n fo r th e highwa y constructio n woul d o f cours e b e a traged y an d resul t i n th e los s o f th e are a a s a natur e retrea t alon g wit h it s vegetatio n an d wildlife . Suc h a n ac t woul d o f cours e als o b e a grea t loss't o thos e visitor s an d member s o f th e com munit y wh o appreciat e th e beaut y an d tranquilit y o f a natura l are a an d fin d peac e i n observin g form s o f lif e othe r tha n teemin g humanity . fin e food s an d delicacie s AL L DURIN G SEPTEMBE R W E SALUT E FRANCE!! Com e i n an d se e wha t gastronomi c delight s ar e o n sal e i n September ! Brie , camember t an d othe r cheeses , a dessert , frenc h onio n soup s — ar e fro m ou r kitche n an d from France , wit h love . Dail y 106 N o Sundays , ye t 1114Duva l 294-977 3 REGISTE R T O VOT E i m L K i s i s jus h a smal l *B1 G SALE* " OF F

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1 8 HflL F SHEL L RA W BA R clam s oyster s lobster conc h chowde 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 Wed . & Fri . Night s SAND Y ALLE N Sat . Afternoo n & Sun . Nigh t TRADEWIND 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 294-700 0 FttzgeraMP s "TH E TAL K O F TH E TOWN " SU N • • BUC K FEL L & HI S PIAN O Dancing , sing-a-longs , old-tim e movie s MO N . . BUCK' S PART Y NIT E Al l ba r drink s a buck , Dancing , sing-a-longs , old-tim e movie s TUES. . DRAF T BEE R PART Y Al l draf t bee r 2 5 cent s Cooles t beer , hottes t disc o musi c WE D . . LIV E ENTERTAINMEN T fo r you r dancin g & listenin g pteasure . Don' t mis s th e Mid-Wee k Part y THUR. . DISC O LADIE S NIGH T Al l ladie s drin k free , disc o dancin g ai l nigh t FR I ...DiSGO-QISC O Tw o drink s fo r one . Priz e giveaway s o n th e hour . It' s Doubl e Fu n Partytlms ! SA T . . 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! " Oas a d e go& f jewel s You r Nam e i n 18 K Gol d O n a Delicat e Chai n An y nam e $6 9 Ladie s 18 K Filigre e I.D . Bracelet s $90eaq h • EXCLUSIV E I N IS K LATI N JEWELRY , FINE DIAMONDS , AN D PRECIOU S OEM S 62 8 DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST . FLA . 3304 0 (3OS ) ase-aea B ANSA-RIT E Telephone — Answering Service • v W E ANSWE R YOU R PHON E WIT H A VOIC E THA T CARES.. . COURTEOUSL Y AN D INTELLIGENTL Y W E TAK E MESSAGES , ORDERS , SERVIC E CALLS , AN D GIV E CALLER S AN Y INFORMATIO N YO U WISH. AN D CAR E A 10T I BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N 1 WOME N HAV E RELIE D O N OU R SERVIC E FO R YEARS . * COURTEOU S * PROMP T * EFFICIEN T + EXPERIENCE D * PROFESSIONA L * COMMERCIA L * RESIDENTIA L * OCCASIONA L * WAK E U P SERVIC E * CLASSIFIE D AD S * 2 4 HOU R SERVIC E * PAR T TIM E SERVIC E LATES T ft MOS T MODER N EO.UIPMENT , Mat A PERSONA L SERVIC E T O SUI T YOU R INDIVIDUA L NEED S IKCLUSNt MUM "Whe n A D Ca8 « A n CONFIDENTIAL " K M COMPLm — BCTAUS — ABOUT OUK MAHY SfHVICCS — CAU 294-104 4 o r 296-886 6 K M Dillies , Anyone ? b y Jerr y Grape l I don' t suppos e tha t man y peopl e hav e give n ver y muc h though t t o th e matter , an d that' s jus t th e point , fo r whe n a thing' s tim e ha s come , it s tim e ha s come . I d o believ e tha t suc h a tim e has , indeed , finall y arrive d fo r tha t mos t anonymou s o f fruits , th e sapodilla . Th e sapodill a ha s bee n aroun d long e r tha n yo u o r I , you r nex t doo r neigh bor , th e Brookly n Bridge , Rice-a-Ron i o r Coo l Whip , and , i t mus t b e said , i t ha s manage d t o wangl e a smal l amoun t o f fam e fo r itsel f dow n throug h th e ages , mainl y a s a n ice d desser t o f on e sor t o r another . It s notoriet y ha s generall y bee n con fine d t o th e nativ e inhabitant s o f th e island , th e tru e Conch s o f th e Conc h Kingdom . Ye t fo r 'peopl e lik e mysel f waywar d traveler s wh o hav e onl y recentl y settle d upo n thes e distan t shore s th e sapodill a ca n b e compare d t o th e familia r face s o f thos e countles s characte r actor s on e see s i n ol d movie s o n TV . The y exist , lingerin g mistil y i n th e back ground , ye t the y see m t o b e irrelevant , unnoticed , th e fameles s frui t o f anonymity , pushe d t o th e rea r o f th e line , unlove d an d seldo m though t about . Sapo-what ? O f al l th e fruit s I' d neve r hear d o f befor e movin g here , sapodill a wa s surel y th e vagues t o f all . Wh y eve n th e name , itsel f i s possesse d o f a comica l natur e tha t i s har d t o tak e seriously . I f sapo dilla s wer e peopl e they' d mos t surel y fil l th e rank s o f wha t ou r mor e politica l type s refe r t o a s th e masses , proletaria t o r peasantry , facelessl y marchin g of f i n utte r obscurity , th e underbell y o f society , unknow n an d unappreciated . Eve n amongs t peopl e who'v e live d her e fo r quit e som e time , th e sapodill a retain s a certai n taken-for-grantednes s tha t can' t b e FABRI C WORL D i i TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA . denied . It s greates t fam e i s mos t prob abl y derive d fro m th e relie f yo u fee l when , afte r steppin g o n a n overrip e on e tha t ha s falle n t o th e sidewalk , yo u realiz e tha t yo u hav e no t steppe d i n do g droppings . Woo ! Than k God ! Thi s i s th e typ e o f fam e tha t somethin g coul d d o with out , I' m sur e you'l l agree , especiall y whe n on e consider s th e li p smacking , mout h waterin g idolizatio n give n t o mos t othe r fruit s o n th e island . I sa y i t i s tim e fo r th e lon g sufferin g sapodill a t o b e give n it s chance , and , a s I mentione d above , th e tim e seem s t o b e now. I'v e alway s fel t tha t th e sapodilla" s tru e potentia l ha s neve r quit e bee n tapped . Firstly , i f I ma y understat e th e matter , the y ar e plentiful . O f al l th e frui t tree s tha t gro w here , i t seem s a s i f ther e ar e mor e sapodilla s tha n anythin g else . What' s more , the y ar e beautifu l shad e trees , whic h gro w quit e larg e an d thickl y covere d wit h smal l dee p gree n leaves . Whe n a health y sapo dill a tre e i s puttin g ou t fruit , thi s thic k gree n foliag e i s dapple d abundant l y wit h brow n bell s o f bounty , hundreds , perhap s eve n thousands , o n on e tre e alone . 1 9 CMBtiAH IN THE KITE SHOP fresents... GIAHT^hERHIT CRABS THE FINES T SEA SHELLS AT THE LOWEST PKICES INFLOMOA HEAVENLY BODY KITE SHOP •09 GREEN STREET 4.-2*3 3 I don' t mea n t o impl y tha t a grea t revolutio n i n sapodill a consumptio n i s abou t t o brea k loose , wit h hug e sapodill a grove s stretchin g t o th e horizo n i n neat l y groome d row s o n Centra l America n plan tations . W e ma y hav e "banan a republics, " bu t I don' t forese e an y "sapodill a re publics, " no r wil l th e no w famou s "banan a boat " giv e wa y t o "sapodill a boats " i n th e future . I suppos e ther e ma y b e som e mos quito-infeste d marke t place s dee p i n th e tropic s wher e sapodilla s ma y actuall y b e bough t an d sold , bu t th e greates t commer cia l endeavo r involvin g sapodilla s tha t ( J m Floo r Coverin g Co. Oldes t floo r i n Flemin g 5 t 216-20? . V , R at oo r Sendin g \d Finishin g 6 an d caxpt i I hav e eve r com e acros s stil l ha s t o b e a sig n whic h use d t o stan d i n th e fron t yar d o f a hous e o n Prance s Stree t whic h rea d "Dillies , 5£. " Thi s sig n alway s amuse d me , fo r th e though t o f actuall y havin g t o "buy " a sapodilla , whe n th e suppl y o f suc h i s s o plentiful , access ible , an d i n suc h littl e demand , i s rathe r laughable . I thin k th e sig n wa s mor e i n th e natur e o f a "N o Trespassing " sig n tha n a s a n invitatio n t o bu y sapodillas , whic h la y strew n abou t o n th e house' s fron t lawn . Havin g establishe d tha t th e sapo dill a marke t i s no t ye t read y fo r th e Wal l Stree t worl d o f conglomerate s an d dividends , an d tha t n o on e wil l b e buyin g "futures " o n thi s year' s sapodill a crop , le t u s dwel l mor e realisticall y o n th e sapodilla' s future . Th e sapodilla , whe n ripe , i s a bi t soft , an d will ' ope n quit e easil y whe n take n i n one' s hand s an d broke n i n half . A swee t arom a wil l im mediatel y confron t you r nostrils , for , indeed , th e pinkish-orang e pul p o f th e frui t i s quit e swee t tasting , swee t lik e candy . Pu t simply , th e tast e o f th e sapodill a i s a definit e plus , an d i t i s thi s swee t tast e tha t lead s m e t o ea t a sapodill a o n rar e occasions . I sa y "rar e occasions, " becaus e ther e i s some thin g abou t th e textur e o f th e fruit' s pul p tha t detract s fro m it s goo d taste . Sapodilla s ar e kin d o f gritt y an d coarse , almos t a s i f fin e san d ha d bee n sprinkle d throug h them . Ye t I alway s fel t tha t som e kin d o f cream y pi e coul d b e mad e fro m them , perhap s lik e a pumpki n pie . I'v e eve n hear d tel l o f suc h sapodill a pies , bu t onl y i n th e hazies t o f terms , tale s o f grandmotherl y Conc h ladie s an d the.like . Fo r som e tim e no w I hav e agi tate d i n variou s culinar y circle s fo r th e makin g o f a sapodill a pie , onl y t o b e smile d upo n o r humore d wit h nebulou s affirmative s o r pu t of f wit h answer s lik e " I don' t lik e sapodillas. " Bu t no w i t ha s finall y happened ! 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Here' s somethin g els e t o thin k about : Majo r recordin g studio s lik e Warne r Brothers , Elektra , MGM , an d Capito l us e JB L loudspeaker s t o mix , master , an d pla y bac k thei r music . Yo u kno w why ? No w you'r e thinking . >? iBi f §L36 . * f NO W JUS T $429.OOPAI R v A T SWIFT' S 42 3 Duva l St . 296-857 6

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Hemingwa y wrot e Fo r Who m th e Bel l Tails , Gree n Kill s o f Africa , A Farewal l t o Arms , Th e Fift h Column , Th e Snow s o f Kilimanjaro , an d Th e Macombt r Affair . Mr . Hemingwa y wa s th e firs * importan t write r t o discove r an d mak e Ke y Wes t hi s httne . H e owne d tf w hom e fro m 193 ! + o T96T Cover s On e Acr e Snciudin g Foo l An d Gues t Hous e Brin g You r Atocha Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tour 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 "Nuestr a Senor a d c Atocha " 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 c 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 appeare d o n th e scen e i n th e perso n "o f m y lovel y neighbo r Helen , a n ac e coo k i f ther e eve r wa s one . Sh e ha s mad e a sapodill a pie , an d I simpl y canno t exag gerat e whe n i t come s t o passin g judg' men t o n it . Fantastic , heavenly , delight ful , scrumptious , sinfu l — tak e you r pick . Sapodill a pi e mos t definitel y make s it l Fou r stars , highes t rating , it' s a hit I An d no w i t i s m y pleasure , wit h Helen' s permission , t o giv e t o th e worl d th e recip e fo r 2 1 TH E ALLE N CO., INC . insuranc e -sinc e WILLIA M A.FREEMA N Sr\ . WILLIA M A . FRK?M H OR . PAVI P W . 51 3 ^ Ke y W t 4-2*54 2 MOTHE R NATURE S • SUNSHIN E RAINBO W F00 0 OPE N AL L SUMME R i SCARBOROUG H FAI R Natura l Cosmetic s 42 3 Fron t St . Ke y Wes t HELEN' S FAMOU S SAPODILL A PI E 4 cup s ver y rip e sapodilla s (peeled ) 1 teaspoo n cinnamo n 1/ 8 teaspoo n clove s 3 tablespoon s cornstarc h 3 tablespoon s flou r 1/ 4 cu p wate r Coconut , raisins , an d hone y ar e optional . Mi x th e cornstarc h an d flou r i n wate r unti l smooth . Pou r thi s mixture , alon g wit h th e partl y mashe d sapodillas , int o a sauc e pan . Coo k ove r a lo w flam e fo r abou t fiftee n minute s unti l thick . Ad d cinnamo n an d clove s and , i f desired , coconu t an d raisins . Th e mixtur e i s al read y sweet , bu t hone y ma y b e adde d also . Pou r coole d puddin g int o a chille d pi e crust . Suggeste d crust : Graha m cracke r o r whol e whea t flou r an d coconu t crust . Pi e shoul d b e chilled . To p wit h slice d banana s o r whippe d cream . If you see whitehead in the early evening where the sun leaves bright rings around snails and the wind wails so and low as firefly wings where fishermen sing you may begin to really see and paint the picture so light and much more olearly you may love the little white pipers that stand in endless contemplation and admiration for their mother the sea you may find yourself free wishing an end to your long journey you may need a friend perhaps then we'll find a place to bury our illusions by Kathy Lawrence KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E Su n i n Virgo , Venu s i n Leo , ,. _ Mercur y i n Virg o Satur n i n Le o Jupite r i n Cance r Mar s i n Cance r Uranu s i n Scorpi o Neptun e i n Sagittariu s Plut o i n Libr a Nort h Nod e i n Libr a afte r 22n d i n Libr a afte r 22n d i n Virg o TH E PLAC E T O STA Y A T TH E EN D O F TH E DA Y 8 0 MOTE L ROOM S 3 5 APARTMENT S 305-294-374 2 TOLL-FRE E RESERVATION S 800-241-919 1 385 2 N ROOSEVEL T BLV D KE Y WES T FLORID A Th e ne w moo n an d th e ful l moo n i n Septembe r bot h sho w activit y i n th e tent h hous e secto r o f th e char t o f Ke y West . Thi s wil l put ou r cit y i n th e limelight . Publicit y o f a favorabl e natur e wil l mak e th e natio n awar e tha t Ke y West , Florida , i s o n th e map . Th e su n an d Mercur y i n Virg o tran sitin g ou r fourt h hous e secto r wil l b e favorabl e fo r hom e buildin g an d overal l improvemen t t o th e cit y that involve s construction . Mar s i n Cance r trinin g o n nata l Mar s i n Scorpi o bode s wel l fo r overal l employmen t opportunities . Yo u won' t b e abl e t o complai n tha t yo u can' t fin d a jo b i n Ke y West i n th e month s t o come . Mone y i s stil l ver y prominen t i n th e char t o f Ke y West . (the fat *A*J*J a-ccxi&ian: \ximal, and 425 PRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Squar e A. « 294703 0 / ^r f Polynesia n Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a . 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2 2 ozzr \Q ^ " ' Opan-fhr* Sti*o.&runch 9-2 J>i'rmter £•*/ Corner of ^mzoss t Mariah' s o f Ke y West . A variet y o f a t discoun t price s an d a n additiona l 10 % discoun t o n al l schoo l clothe s 53 3 DUVA L STREE T PH . 294-999 6 . Mariah' s .. . wher e ladie s com e firs t Harbo r Hous e 42 3 fron t Stree t Jewelr y restore d • mad e t o orde r . b y Richar d Mars h A Har e Raisin ' photo s b y Richar d Mars h IT' S AL L m y mother-in-law' s fault . Fo r 1 8 years , wheneve r Donn a begge d an d pleaded , tease d an d whine d fo r a horse , a dog , a cat , o r an y othe r useles s furr y pest , he r mothe r said , "Whe n yo u gro w u p an d ge t marrie d yo u ca n hav e a s man y animal s a s yo u want. " Donn a gre w u p wit h th e understandin g tha t mother s ar e alway s right , s o fo r th e pas t tw o years , eve r sinc e sh e cam e t o Ke y Wes t t o marr y m e an d rais e a menagerie , sh e ha s frequentl y aske d ho w soo n th e anima l par t o f he r fantas y o f wedde d blis s wa s goin g t o com e true . T o ad d weigh t an d prestig e t o he r requests , sh e ha s ofte n reminde d m e o f he r mother' s promise , whic h sh e feel s I a m someho w obligate d t o fulfill . YO U CA N rid e a hors e an d eve n mak e mone y wit h i t i f ther e i s a rac e trac k nearby . Besides , horse s mo w th e law n an d fertiliz e a t th e sam e time . Yo u ca n fee d a hors e fo r wha t i t cost s t o insur e a car . Horse s ar e th e mos t practica l o f beasts . Unfortunatel y ou r bac k yar d i s too.smal l fo r a hors e t o tur n aroun d in , an d w e can' t affor d one . Eve n so , w e spen t on e afternoo n ramblin g th e bac k road s o f Summerlan d Ke y lookin g fo r suit abl e quarter s jus t i n cas e someon e shoul d offe r u s a hors e fo r free . Yo u ca n insur e a ca r fo r wha t i t cost s t o fee d a reasonable-size d dog , an d w e don' t hav e anythin g wort h stealing , s o w e don' t nee d a watchdog . W e mak e d o wit h pattin g Ginge r o n th e hea d onc e a wee k o n th e wa y t o th e library . Ther e i s a n ampl e suppl y o f neigh borhoo d fre e cat s tha t com e t o th e bac k doo r t o visi t an d pas s th e tim e o f dinner . FO R TW O YEAR S I manage d t o convinc e Donn a tha t pet s wer e impractica l and/o r unnecessar y unti l w e strik e i t solven t an d mov e t o ou r drea m farm . N o flea s i n th e rug , ca t pa w print s o n negatives , o r do g hair s embedde d i n photos . N o phon e call s a t si x a.m . t o complai n o f loos e horse s tramplin g ou t th e vintag e i n th e neighbor' s petuni a patch . THE N a coupl e o f rabbit s a t th e Children' s Schoo l go t t o kno w eac h other , an d on e thin g le d t o severa l others , whic h inevitabl y le d a fe w week s late r t o a low-ke y sale s pitc h fro m Elain e Merril l an d a n impassione d ple a fro m Donna . "Ca n I hav e a bab y bunny ? Th e Children' s Schoo l ha d a rabbi t populatio n explosio n an d Elain e ha s the m fo r th e summe r an d there' s on e that' s whit e wit h littl e brow n spot s tha t loo k lik e raisin s an d I wan t t o nam e hi m Raisin. " I t wa s a heav y blow , an d jus t whe n I ha d develope d th e knac k o f pretendin g I didn' t se e E d Cruso e (Ke y Wes t Ba r Pilo t an d Provide r o f Home s fo r Homeles s Puppies ) whe n h e cam e stridin g towar d u s lik e a boardin g pirat e wit h tha t "Hav e I go t a pupp y fo r you " loo k i n hi s eye . Bu t a t leas t Donn a wa s hones t enoug h no t t o clai m tha t th e bunn y ha d followe d he r home . Fo r tha t reaso n alon e I relente d and , sighin g resignedly , said , "Alright , bu t jus t one . A t leas t i f wors e come s t o wors t we'l l kno w wher e ou r nex t mea l i s comin g from. " I T WA S UNDERSTOO D tha t Donn a woul d loo k afte r th e littl e everyda y thing s ' ' . lik e feedin g th e bunn y an d cleanin g hi s "cage, " s o I agree d t o pitc h i n an d shoulde r m y shar e o f th e responsibilit y — pickin g a n appropriat e name . I hav e al way s bee n partia l t o literar y name s fo r animals , probabl y influence d b y Joyc e Caro l Oates 1 namin g a kitte n afte r th e grea t scholar , Georg e Lyma n Kittredge ; sh e calle d i t "Kitty " fo r short . Bac k o n th e far m I ha d a hors e name d Princ e Valiant , a fill y name d Mist y (afte r Misty of Chinaoteague), a do g name d afte r th e i Iris h her o Fion n Ma c Uail' s do g Bran , an d dozen s o f cat s wit h Tolkei n names . i M Y KNOWLEDG E o f rabbit s bega n an d ende d wit h th e Beatri x Potte r books , bu t Flopsy , Mopsy , Cottontail , Peter , an d Benjami n seeme d to o corny . Th e nam e Pa t wa s appealing , but whe n I explaine d to* " Donn a abou t th e boo k calle d Pat the Bunny/ sh e onl y sai d "Umf " an d returne d t o he r crosswor d puzzle , wonderin g ou t lou d abou t a four-lette r wor d fo r eavesdrop pin g devices . "'Bugs ' i s to o obvious, " I said , fres h fro m th e Watergat e novel s an d Fourt h Amendment , research . "Everyon e an d hi s brothe r name s hi s bunn y 'Bugs, ' especiall y nowadays. " I t wa s a guess , bu t I' m sur e it' s true . "Psst . Hey, bubba, got any spare carrots?" "Ho w abou t a Sinclai r Lewi s novel?" " Donn a said , starin g intentl y a t th e cross wor d puzzle . "That' s perfect! " I exclaimed . "You'r e a genius . We'l l cal l hi m Runn y Babbitt. " "I t start s wit h a n A, " sai d Donn a firmly , "an d hi s nam e i s Raisin. " I hate d t o leav e wit h a cros s wor d betwee n us , bu t I sai d "Arrowsmith " a s ma'tter-of-factl y a s possible , and , sinc e Donn a seeme d t o hav e th e namin g proble m wel l i n hand , I turne d m y energie s t o re searc h o n th e habit s o f th e orde r Lago morpha , comprisin g th e rabbit , th e hare , an d th e pika . I usuall y begi n an y re searc h wit h Phylli s Pop e a t th e Referenc e Des k i n th e library . Phylli s i s on e o f th e fe w peopl e i n Ke y Wes t wh o ca n tel l yo u tha t th e officia l wor d fo r th e fea r o f crossin g bridge s i s gephyrophobia, fo r Whe n yo u wan t t o impres s you r north er n visitor s wh o arriv e wit h wildl y : starin g eye s an d hand s clenche d aroun d th e steerin g wheel . Phylli s als o ha s th e mos t complet e collectio n o f guesse s o n ho w hig h Solare s Hil l i s an d ca n an swe r ba r bet s lik e "Wh o wo n th e Battl e o f Yorktown? " S o I wa s sur e Phylli s woul d kno w wha t rabbit s lik e t o eat . : A T FIRS T I go t questions , no t an swer s , an d wen t throug h th e routin e o f ( ho w Donn a an d I ha d decide d o n th e bunny's : name . Phylli s als o wante d t o kno w i f th e bunn y wa s house-broken . I t hadn' t f Illlllllilllllllllll l 2 3 PICTUR E SHC W /HCWTIHE9:CCP.H . . CUCN E 294382 6 CLO/E C TUC/DAT / _ 62 € DU'tyii , ADMIIX1C N S2.<5 C occurre d t o m e tha t a rabbi t coul d b e house-broken , althoug h m y rac e trac k ex perience ' o f searchin g a pitch-blac k stal l a t si x a.m . fo r th e we t spo t — no t nearl y a s har d a s lookin g fo r a needl e i n a haystack , especiall y i s you r shoe s hav e hole s i n the m — taugh t m e tha t herbi ^ vore s establis h certai n habits , jus t lik e cat s an d dogs . Actually , Raisi n wa s bein g potty-traine d accidentally , sinc e h e ha d jus t learne d ho w t o jum p ou t o f th e cardboar d bo x tha t h e wa s stayin g i n unti l I coul d fin d ou t wher e th e expert s sa y h e woul d lik e t o live . W e wer e lettin g hi m wande r loos e unti l h e looke d lik e h e wa s thinkin g o f doin g somethin g disgraceful , the n h e wa s poppe d bac k int o hi s bo x unti l a fres h puddl e appeare d o n th e newspaper . W e turne d th e bo x o n it s sid e an d kep t th e paper s i n it , an d h e use s i t mor e o r les s a s a ca t use s a ca t box . W e hav e s o fa r no t foun d an y puddle s aroun d th e house , bu t Donn a complain s good-naturedl y abou t th e littl e brow n pellet s tha t ge t caugh t be twee n he r toes . The y don' t bothe r m e though . Workin g wit h horse s taugh t m e t o glid e ove r th e to p o f dropping s an d shuffl e betwee n them . PHYLLIS ' how-t o pamphlet , th e World Book Encyclopedia, an d th e on e rabbi t boo k i n th e 63 6 sectio n indicate d tha t rabbit s ea t prett y muc h everythin g i n Miste r Macgregor' . s garden , bu t the y haven' t caugh t u p wit h th e ne w genera tio n o f electroni c rabbit s t o whic h ou r Raisi n belongs . Th e author s obviousl y hav e no t studie d rabbit s i n a moder n en vironmen t o f books , rugs , an d electrica l cords . I ha d t o shif t m y researc h t o th e Children' s Roo m t o b e reassure d tha t Raisi n wasn' t abnormal . Sur e enough , Mis s Tilly' s poe m calle d " A Solem n Warn in g T o Rabbi t Lovers " begin s wit h " A bunn y nibble s al l da y long " an d end s wit h " A bunn y nibble s everything " (fro m Marshmallow, b y Clar e Turla y Newberry ; Harper , 1942) . I learne d tha t ther e i s somethin g absolutel y essentia l t o th e well-rounde d rabbi t die t i n a telephon e cor d whe n I trie d t o mak e a phon e cal l an d couldn' t ge t a dia l tone . Wit h someon e els e i n th e hous e t o blam e thing s tha t g o wron g o n beside s Donna , I immediatel y looke d a t floo r leve l instea d o f th e fiv e foo t inc h an d thre e quarte r level . Th e teet h tha t ha d severe d th e phon e cor d i n sev era l place s wer e definitel y smalle r tha n Donna's . Wh y w e didn' t hav e Cit y Electrifie d rabbi t fo r breakfas t on e mornin g I'l l neve r know . Donn a foun d th e dinin g roo m cloc k o n th e floo r wit h th e insulatio n nibble d of f th e cor d an d th e wire s chewe d partl y through . Th e mos t vulnerabl e cord s hav e no w bee n enclose d i n taste les s plasti c tubing . BOOK S AN D MAGAZINE S ar e sample d i f •Lef t i n eas y jumpin g reac h o f Raisin , ou t numbe r on e o n hi s goo d dinin g lis t i s a Nav y trainin g manua l fo r Photograph er s Mat e 3 an d 2 . He' s halfwa y throug h th e cove r an d th e botto m par t o f th e pre face . Th e gree n strip s i n a gree n an d blu e ru g m y parent s gav e u s mus t remin d Raisi n 'o f th e green , gree n gras s o f som e ances tra l home . It' s th e onl y ru g h e eats . Wheneve r I catc h hi m i n th e ac t an d spea k sternl y t o him , h e look s a t m e wit h th e studie d nonchalanc e o f a windo w shoppe r wh o says , "N o thanks , I' m jus t browsing. " Raisin gets oozy with a Persian cat casting by Cissy McNulty. RAISIN' S entertainmen t valu e i s a mor e tha n adequat e alternativ e t o th e drear y pablu m o f tv . Fo r example , some thin g mysteriousl y click s i n hi s wedg y littl e hea d wheneve r Donn a start s cookin g meat . (Eve n Phylli s couldn' t com e u p wit h th e te n dolla r wor d fo r th e fea r o f bein g eaten. ) I a m sittin g i n th e fron t roo m checkin g th e cop y fo r th e nex t Solares Hill, correctin g spellin g an d in stallin g an d amputatin g commas , whe n I hea r th e thunde r o f gallopin g hoofbeat s • i n th e hallway . "Her e come s th e bunny, " I draw l i n greeting , imitatin g th e an nounce r I hear d a t a greyhoun d track . Raisi n carrom s of f th e doorjamb , turn s aroun d onc e i n midair , clickin g hi s heels , an d plop s nex t t o m y chair , nos e wigglin g an d ear s twitchin g lik e semaphor e flags . I f h e coul d spea k Englis h a s fluentl y a s Fiver , Hazel , Hlao-roo , an d th e res t o f th e rabbit s i n Richar d Adams ' Waterehip Down, h e woul d b e saying , "I' m th e secon d course . I kno w it . Donn a jus t sai d ho w fa t I' m getting. " A .shak e o f th e head , a 18 0 degre e turn , the n another , the n a zigza g aroun d th e bi g blu e chair , a sprint , a leap , an d h e slide s t o a sto p o n th e tac k box/dba/coffe e tabl e t o crouc h nex t t o Ciss y McNulty' s Persia n ca t casting , whic h h e discovere d an d be friende d a s soo n a s h e mad e hi s habita t three-dimensiona l b y jumpin g o n things . H e nudge s th e ashtray.t o on e side , pick s u p a pen , carrie s i t t o th e side , an d drop s i t o n th e floor , the n lie s nex t t o th e cat , imitatin g it s pose . H e wil l sta y there , takin g lesson s fro m th e ca t i n Freezin g T o Elud e Pursuit , o r hid e 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 l stree t Pie r Hous e Restauran t DKIN1V & DIM: Locate d i n th e BEAC H CLU B PIE R ROUG E mi [305 } 294-954 1

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2 4 LOCATE D I N OL D KE Y WES T Nex t t o th e Aquariu m a t N^allor y Squar e REE F TRIP S Beginner s o r Experience d Fre e SnorkeMn g instructio n BIK E RENTAL S Se e Ol d Tow n fro m Ol d Tow n PICNIC S & EXPLORIN G Campin g o n Ou t Island s b y Specia l Arrangemen t TRIP S T O DR Y TORTUGA S Re d Carpe t Treatmen t o n 42 ' Luxur y Cruise r SAILIN G CHARTER S 8:30-5:3 0 Dail y 305-294-204 5 behin d th e toile t unti l cookin g i s ove r an d dinne r i s served . The n h e join s u s a t th e table , shamelessl y an d irresistibl y beggin g fo r handouts . H e eat s meat , fo r reason s know n onl y t o himsel f an d per hap s Mis s Till y an d Richar d Adams , an d h e love s jun k foo d lik e And y Gapp' s Ho t Fries . WHENEVE R I a m i n th e kitche n makin g a sandwich , a snack , a cu p o f coffee , o r phot o chemicals , th e tickl e o f whisker s o n m y fee t tell s m e tha t Raisi n i s sniff in g fo r a handout . H e i s no t discourage d whe n a careles s foo t waft s hi m halfwa y acros s th e floor , wate r run s of f m y el bow s whil e I a m washin g fil m an d splashe s o n him , o r hi s hea d get s ricochete d be twee n m y ankle s whe n I move , thinkin g I hav e lef t hi m behind . H e jus t pick s him sel f up , shake s th e wate r off , o r sit s i n a daz e unti l th e ringin g i n hi s ear s stops . The n h e stand s o n m y foo t t o kee p m e i n on e plac e unti l h e collect s a corne r o f a peanu t butte r an d jell y sandwic h o r somethin g i n tribut e an d consolation . THER E AR E actuall y som e advantage s t o havin g a rabbj/ t i n th e house . H e eat s appl e core s an d grap e stems , an d h e con sider s cor n cob s t o b e a specia l treat . Tha t make s fo r les s garbag e t o carr y ou t twic e a week , althoug h wet newspaper s fil l tw o pape r bags . I cu t a fe w squar e inche s o f gras s eac h da y fo r him , an d i n retur n h e dig s thos e fuzz y littl e stick y seed s ou t o f th e rug s tha t m y parents ' do g delivere d whe n h e cam e fo r a visi t directl y fro m Pear y Court . BU T BES T O F ALL , Donn a hasn' t aske d fo r a hors e sinc e w e go t th e bunny , w e ca n loo k E d Cruso e straigh t i n th e ey e an d sa y "N o puppy , becaus e eithe r he' d ea t th e bunn y o r th e bunn y woul d stom p hi m t o death, " an d th e bac k doo r cat s ar e afrai d o f th e bunn y an d won' t com e i n th e kitche n anymore . I thin k the y kno w tha t h e eat s meat . Besides , a s Mis s Till y say s i n " A Poe m i n Prais e o f Rabbits, " A bunny' s a delightfu l habit , N o home' s complet e withou t a rabbit . Filling up my buttercup with bird twitter and morning dew . Do you? by.Phoebe Reliabl e source s alon g Margare t St . wis h t o infor m th e publi c tha t Becky's juk e bo x ha s bee n fixed . Now , rathe r tha n pourin g ou t unplanne d an d unwante d songs , Becky's juk e bo x ha s bee n electronicall y neutere d t o th e exten t tha t i t accept s th e pre-punche d programmin g tha t ha s becom e custo m amon g th e majorit y o f financiall y abl e an d wel l adjuste d juk e boxes . Th e fac t tha t th e bo x no w accept s quarter s t o activat e i t insure s tha t th e quarte r lade n patro n ma y selec t hi s ow n wel l planne d panopl y fro m Let's Spend the Night Together t o th e Birth of the Blues. Othe r smal l step s fo r mankin d occurrin g a t Becky's thi s pas t mont h includ e th e acquisitio n o f fou r ver y battere d plasti c barstool s o f th e sor t commo n i n 1960' s U.S.O . pin g pon g rooms ; th e increas e t o fou r eac h i n th e numbe r o f crock s pot s an d dee p frier s t o accommodat e th e crowd s takin g advantag e o f Becky's semi-weekl y foo d specials , i.e. , th e al l yo u ca n ea t $1.7 5 Sunda y nigh t fis h fr y an d th e $1.7 5 Thursda y nigh t spaghett i feast ; th e institutio n o f "Brin g A Frien d Fo r Som e Fin e Win e Night " o n Saturday s whic h accent s appreciatio n o f a no t to o mello w bu t head y hous e wine ; an d som e kin d sou l ha s donate d a ches s board . O n th e agend a fo r Becky's i n th e comin g month s ar e a numbe r o f project s which , du e a s muc h t o th e ho t weathe r a s procrastination , hav e ha d t o b e shelve d fo r now . A tap e recordin g givin g a n in-dept h descriptio n o f passin g Conc h Train s i s t o b e presente d ove r a loudspeake r fo r th e amusemen t o f thos e ridin g th e train . A machin e t o dispens e cigarette s i s discusse d bu t th e managemen t i s doubtfu l tha t a n aluminu m vendo r coul d sej l mor e tha n a cheer y barmaid . Als o planne d i s a resurfacin g o f th e poo l tabl e an d th e tediou s jo b o f relevellin g th e thin g s o i t wil l agai n accep t quarters . Anothe r project , n o doub t fo r th e distan t future , wil l b e th e compilatio n o f a n antholog y o f ba r roo m wi t an d philosophica l maxim s overhear d alon g th e rai l a t Becky's t o b e entitle d 52 Verses from the Bone Heap. , But , quarter s an d philosoph y aside , n o ba r i s a n islan d — a s wel l a s a quarte r spen t i s a quarte r earned . A t Becky's tim e an d tid e wai t fo r everyone . 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