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Solares Hill

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Title:
Solares Hill
Alternate Title:
Solares Hill newspaper
Place of Publication:
Key West, Fla
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Solares Hill Pub. Co.
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1971
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Weekly[<1997>]
Biweekly[ FORMER 1971-]
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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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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Souther n Comfor t Waterfee d Islan d Waterbed s & accessorie s Hammock s Pyramid s Etc . 51 1 Duva l St . 294-226 0 REA L HOM E COOKI N Conc h Fritters-' ' • Fis h & Chip s • Conc h Chow d Mallor y Squar e a t Sunse t Pie r 296-317 8 Ke y Piaz o PE T UNDE R NE W OWNERSHI P 296-691 2 COM E SE E OU R EXPANDE D FIS H & BIR D LIN E W E D O DO G AN D CA T GROOMIN G Over 11 years experience p f Trips invites you to Al l vessel s compl y = ; wit h U.S . CoaslGuard s safet y regulation s SAILING , SNORKELING , REE F TRIPS , fg r Moonligh t Sails , Sunse t Sail s -=— Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P.O . So x 1153 , Ke y West . Florid a 3304 0 294-213 1 Fro m th e Edito r Hello again Forty pages! That's a pretty good-sized newspaper. It's our biggest ever. Walt Hyla did the layout for it this time. I talked with a fellow about the cutting down of that magnificent Sea Grape tre e on Frances Street near Truman the other day. He went and spoke with the new owner, who had no real reason for cutting it down. My friend wondered if it would be possible to get a law enacted for the Old Town making it difficult to destroy historic trees there, even when they are on private property. I sympathized with him, but at first couldn't imagine such a law passed here. However, think about how terrible it would be if that great tree in front of the late Bill Gamble's house were to be out down, ov if the tree at the residence of Paul Sawyer on FlemingStreet were to go for no other reason than that a new owner didn't like shade. Maybe such a law ' would have a ahance after all. It is worth pursuing. Big doings coming up at Mallory Square soon. On Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 to •5:00, there will be a happening titled Sant a Come s t o Mallor y Square . And how does Santa arrive at Mallory? By waterskiing from Christmas Tree Island, naturally. And who will, be Santa? None other than Key • West's water-skiing mayor, Charles "Sonny" McCoy. There will be free admission to the aquarium for the kids,' a balloonman, the Buddy Chavez Combo,the Comparsa Danders, etc. Sounds like fun. I was sorry to hear that Mona Fields, who recently was featured in Solare s Hill , died. She was one of Key West's great ladies.' It seems that in every column I write I mention the weather, and here goes again. The weather in Key West is so beautiful. I do not recall a recent Fall that has been so lovely. Can we make the Island Roots Festival an annual event? What a fine happening.' Thanks is due to many people, but I think especially to Ida Barron, Betty Bruae, and Ed Swift for their work. It's nice to see the Loao-Motion Circus is back and entertaining at Sunset. I heard that they were only going to be here for a short time, but maybe they will extend their stay. Merry Christmas. The cover artist this time is Bob Franke. A show of his work will open at the Gingerbread Square 1 Gallery on December Id. (Mr'ou THI S B OU R SUBSCRIPTIO N KM * 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 33011 0 ;Phone.number s ar e 29i|-ioi) 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 „* n S . olavea . E \ 11 %s a community newspaper published every month on the slopes 0} Solares Evil Key West's, highest point, by Solares.Hill Company,' 821 Duval street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITOR. BILL HVCKEL COPY EDITOR DONNA MARSH KE Y WEST , uniqu e i n s o man y ways , ha s als o ha d som e uniqu e custom s associ ate d wit h th e holida y season . Partl y becaus e o f it s isolatio n fro m r.h e main land , partl y a s a resul t o f it s Spanis h heritage , an d partl y du e t o it s tropica l motif , thi s three-by-fiv e plo t o f groun d ha s ha d a numbe r o f colorfu l holida y tra ditions , whic h hav e existe d nowher e els e i n th e continenta l Unite d States . Young e r generation s ar e quic k t o accep t newe r idea s an d d o awa y wit h th e old , an d som e o f thes e onc e popula r tradition s no w sur viv e onl y i n th e memorie s o f olde r citi zens , bar e vestige s o f a happie r tim e whe n peopl e feaste d an d mad e merr y an d dance d an d sang'i n th e street s durin g thi s happi es t o f holida y celebrations . an d whe n th e grou p neede d refreshin g i t woul d sto p a t th e hous e o f a n acquaintance . EVERYON E I N TH E GROU P woul d pou r in ' t o th e house , wher e the y woul d paus e lon g enoug h t o tak e a cu p o f holida y cheer , an d the n th e grou p woul d mov e o n again , repeatin g thi s patter n o f dancin g an d singin g an d stoppin g a t house s unti l i t graduall y fade d awa y int o th e dawn . Mem ber s o f th e cong a line s ofte n carrie d makeshif t lanterns , fashione d fro m pierce d an d decorate d ti n can s outfitte d wit h candle s an d attache d t o th e to p o f lon g poles , whic h the y hel d i n thei r hands . O f al l th e Cong a line s tha t forme d an d dance d throug h th e streets , undoubt abl y th e mos t colorfu l an d dramati c wer e » writte n an d illustrate d b y Malcol m Ros s alia " wa s th e chan t the y repeate d ove r an d over . "Whethe r yo u wan t t o o r not , yo u stil l hav e t o go! " Th e Devi l wa s accompanie d b y th e "Queen, " a lad y i n classi c Spanis h dres s wit h a mantill a an d lon g ful l skirts . Th e significanc e of he r presenc e i s uncertain , but i t i s speculate d tha t i t ha d som e religiou s significance . TH E "HUMME R BOYS " wa s a grou p o f blac k musician s wh o als o move d fro m hous e t o house , singin g holida y song s an d othe r appropriat e musi c t o th e accompanimen t o f pot s an d pans , washboards , saw s an d jug s an d a minimu m o f conventiona l musica l instruments . Dancin g wa s no t particularl y a par t o f thei r for m o f entertainment . N O QVIERJO , VA S FOR . FO R MAN Y YEARS , th e coo l an d ofte n cris p nigh t ai r o f Decembe r wa s fille d wit h music , voca l an d instrumental , an d th e street s wit h swaying , dancin g bodie s o n bot h Christina s an d Ne w Year' s Eve . Frobabl y th e mos t colorfu l an d distinc tiv e o f ol d Ke y Wes t holida y tradition s wer e th e group s o f rovin g singers , musi cian s an d dancer s wh o too k t o th e street s t o sprea d jo y an d brin g thei r musi c fro m hous e t o house . Peopl e stil l mak e music , bu t prio r t o th e en d o f Worl d Wa r I I Cong a line s forme d o n thes e night s i n variou s part s o f town , movin g slowl y throug h th e street s t o th e accompanimen t o f drum s an d othe r instruments , graduall y increasin g i n lengt h a s mor e an d mor e peopl e joine d -fch e line . Th e variou s line s compose d o f al l segment s of " th e Ke y Wes t populatio n woul d move , singin g an d dancin g wit h thei r characteristi c Cong a rhyth m — severa l step s punctuate d b y a brie f hesitatio n — I 40 0 StMONTO N ST. , KE Y WEST , FLORIDA , 3304 0 Telephon e 296-257 8 in LDeisurely me garden atmosphere of Old JCey West With a little help from our friends . . Solare s Hil l Go. , Inc . .©Solares Hill fl 0 £ NOT * SIU L 60 T T O thos e forme d b y th e Nanigos , a mysteriou s sec t tha t originate d i n Cuba , bu t whos e root s exten d bac k t o th e jungle s o f Africa . THI S SEC T utilize d an d develope d th e Cong a a s a rhythmi c an d danc e pattern , particularl y i n thei r religiou s rituals . I t i s als o possibl e tha t th e Nanigo s ma y hav e originate d th e Cong a i n som e bygon e era , an d i t i s thi s grou p tha t Abelard o Eoz a o f Ke y West' s Comparsa de Boza ac knowledge s a s th e prototyp e o f th e compars a a s a danc e form . Thos e familia r wit h th e Compars a ar e awar e tha t it , too , employ s a Cong a pattern , musi c an d percussion . T o th e accompanimen t o f drums , percussio n instrument s an d variou s othe r instruments , th e Nanigo s Cong a lin e woul d weav e it s wa y singin g an d dancin g wit h th e character isti c Cong a rhyth m wit h th e Devi l a t th e lead , complet e wit h horns , pitchfor k an d pointe d tail . "Quier o n o quiero , v a po r FAI R Automobile s an d truck s wer e scarc e i n th e earl y year s o f thi s century , an d a popula r holida y pastim e wa s t o loa d a hors e an d dra y wit h ha y an d fil l it wit h carolers , an d the n driv e th e conveyanc e abou t tow n whil e serenadin g th e publi c wit h traditiona l Christma s music . Al l o f thes e contribute d greatl y t o th e festiv e spiri t o f th e holida y seaso n an d brough t pleasur e t o man y Ke y Wester s throug h th e years , appearin g bot h Christ ma s and**Ne w Year' s Eve s unti l jus t afte r Worl d Wa r II , whe n time s an d taste s chang ed , an d th e stree t musi c an d dancin g wa s discontinued . FLORIDIAN S SPOK E SPANIS H befor e the y spok e English , s o i t i s no t surprisin g tha t man y o f th e ol d Ke y Wes t tradition s wer e perpetuate d b y th e Spanish-speakin g populatio n o r wer e Spanis h i n origin . Christina s Da y wit h it s Christina s dinner , fille d stocking s an d openin g o f present s ma y b e th e Anglo-America n custom , an d i t wa s popula r a s wel l amon g th e English Distinctiv e Lamp s & Windo w Design s Th i Nnhtr m Lcht A trul y Ji>f i ri'.v h iti j SLVI'P M re d ktnipo f c^^p f n HIIMII V -h ipr J 1.00C-vmir->>I J a; *t i "L ' I i^ t J l v it h vein s i n ric h sh a -'i i it w * n 'VTMI D Cilk-ctu m >> l nn"• • .Hi J -t.i.r u J !i!;iv> \vmJo\v > ;s t J Eh : 1K.T1 1 ^Trct' t ;i r th e come r o t l\y ri:(. r lur 1 *.. n minut e '.v;ii k twin ' W» ! i-i S r * ~ Opi'iiTm;.. thr u rf^it. -i t v Hur t J !i* . HUU.H. 1 i k Hume .

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nefsuke s antiqu e pocke t watche s han d painte d antiqu e lamp s designe r islan d wea r ar t nouvea u Jewelr y diamond s an d mor e .. . KE Y LSM E SQUAR E {betwee n angei a & southard , jus t of f duva i i n ke y lim e square } 296-511 1 0all f 10.a.m . t o 6 p.m . STO P B Y AN D TAL K T O OU R TROPICA L BIR D , A U V rt e ; , V ^ r , f--. . • 1.'-. , ! . » Cop t 5O5' 5 -=8,#V-"--' • j . •* • < • •> • «_. „ L\. V . _ " ^ -1_ ^ f th e i s i Qcilie y : 'ftt h | | I f life r le y .jfx . h'£* • OWNERSHI P 294-536 7 speakin g Ke y Westers , bu t Noohe Buena a ^ th e da y befor e Christinas , wa s th e tradi tiona l Lati n da y o f celebration . PEA / PREPARATION S fo r th e celebratio n o f Noohe Buena (literall y "Goo d Night" ) gen erall y bega n abou t th e 23r d o f December. . A t thi s tim e th e youn g pi g fo r th e leohon asada wa s selecte d an d slaughtered , gutte d an d the n immerse d i n a marinad e o f sou r orange , garli c an d oregano . Th e heart , liver , kidney s an d othe r organ s wer e pu t asid e an d cooke d wit h potatoes , olive s an d spice s int o a stew-lik e dis h calle d Gandinga , whic h wa s t o b e snacke d upo n throughou t th e da y o f th e 24th . Th e pi g carcas s marinate d a t leas t 2 4 hours , an d o n th e mornin g o f th e 24t h peopl e ros e earl y an d bega n t o wor k thei r wa y u p t o th e grea t feas t tha t woul d tak e plac e a t midnigh t o n Christma s Eve . A charcoa l pi t wa s constructe d out-of-doors , th e pi g remove d fro m it s marinad e an d pu t o n th e spi t t o roast . A s th e pi g bega n t o roast , th e fines t wine s an d treat s tha t mone y coul d bu y wer e brough t out , an d th e celebratio n began . A s on e perso n said , "Yo u ma y hav e starve d th e res t o f th e year , bu t nothin g wa s spare d i n th e celebratio n o f Noehe Buena." TH E DA Y o f drinkin g an d eatin g wa s enhance d b y th e additio n o f suc h seasona l delicacie s a s Turon , a Spanis h confectio n mad e fro m almonds , honey , an d othe r nut s an d a bottl e o r tw o o f fin e Spanis h brandy . A s th e pi g roaste d slowl y i n th e ope n air , baste d frequentl y an d sometime s accente d b y th e additio n o f a littl e hickor y woo d purchase d especiall y fo r th e occasion , othe r preparation s wer e mad e fo r th e feas t tha t wa s yet t o come . Brea d wa s carefull y selected , an d th e piec e d e resistance , ' tha t deligh t tha t put s al l othe r brea d pudding s t o sham e — "Quee n o f Al l Pud dings " — wa s carefull y prepared , ric h wit h egg s an d guav a an d condense d milk , an d pu t asid e fo r th e midnigh t repast . AFTE R MIDNIGH T MASS , whic h al l mem ber s o f th e famil y dutifull y attended , th e famil y returne d hom e t o begi n th e greate r feas t an d celebratio n whic h was" : stil l t o come , an d ap t t o las t unti l dawn . High ligh t o f th e feas t wa s o f course , th e leohon asaaa, o r roas t pig , bu t als o a s i f b y magi c ther e appeare d othe r treats : chicken , nams , guine a hen , blac k bean s an d rice , vegetable s suc h a s plantains , yucc a an d malanga . N o tw o familie s ha d a n identi ca l menu , bu t i t wa s a tim e t o eat , drin k an d b e merry , an d th e bes t o f al l food s an d spirit s wer e i n abundance . Thos e wh o mad e i t t o desser t partoo k o f th e fabulous ) "Quee n o f al l Puddings " o r flan, th e ric h \ eg g custard . Thos e wh o wer e abl e continue d to"part y an d celebrat e unti l fatigu e over1 too k them , an d the y droppe d exhauste d in t o thei r beds . Th e hardie r type s staye d . u p al l night , bu t o n Christma s da y thing s ; slowe d dow n and , a s on e participan t re marked , "N o on e wa s wort h tw o cents ; yo u coul d onl y li e aroun d al l day , an d every , 5 bod y wa s to o ful l t o eve n wiggle! " GENERALLY , th e Christma s dinne r o f th e Spanish-speakin g populatio n o f th e islan d j centere d o n th e roas t pig , bu t ther e wer e som e familie s wh o preferre d t o modif y th e far e b y roastin g a goa t instea d o f a pig . Th e English-speakin g Conch s conforme d prett y muc h t o th e Anglo-America n tradi tion , an d thei r Christma s dinne r centere d o n roas t chicke n o r turkey , wit h th e addij tio n o f a fe w o f th e loca l dishe s tha t wer e als o popula r wit h th e Spanis h resi dents . ACCORDIN G T O Lati n tradition , th e dat e whic h corresponde d t o th e visi t o f th e thre e Wis e Me n wa s th e 6t h o f January , an d i t wa s o n thi s dat e tha t th e exchang e o f gift s an d distributio n o f toy s occurre d Today , man y o f Lati n descen t hav e becom e "Americanized, " an d th e leohon asada ha s bee n dismisse d a s "to o muc h work,' ( th e midnigh t dinne r move d u p t o eigh t i n th e evening , an d exchang e o f gift s an d a Christma s Da y dinne r adde d t o th e cele bration . HOLIDA Y PARTIE S fortunatel y ar e stil l a s popula r i n Ke y Wes t toda y a s the y wer e i n forme r times , bu t th e tim e schedul e ha s change d somewhat . Th e chang e ma y b e du e t o tha t marve l o f mod er n da y electricit y tha t ca n tur n nigh t int o day , bu t i n "th e ol d days " partie s starte d a t sundow n an d ende d a t 9 P.M. J Fruitcak e was . mor e popula r the n tha n now , an d th e popula r beverag e wa s th e classi c eggno g lace d wit h brandy , whic h i n th e bes t Conc h traditio n o f ignorin g th e out. sid e worl d wa s calle d "punch" ; Visitin g th e home s o f friend s an d acquaintance s , (withou t th e stuff y formalit y o f invita tions , etc. ) wa s anothe r holida y custom . SPRUC E AN D FI R TREE S — s o muc h th e stapl e o f th e America n Christma s tradi tio n — neve r wer e indigenou s t o th e Flor id a Key s o r Ke y West , an d th e onl y thin g remotel y resemblin g such , othe r tha n th e gangl y Australia n pin e (tha t ha s onl y recentl y proliferated ) , wer e th e Dad e Count y pin e tree s o f Bi g Pin e Key . Thos e wh o war e wealth y enoug h t o affor d t o hav e a fi r o r spruc e brough t i n b y shi p ha d n o problem , a s wa s th e cas e wit h thos e wh o wer e abl e t o trave l thirt y mile s t o Bi g Pin e Ke y fo r tha t particula r variet y o f tree . Althoug h certai n individual s di d a t variou s time s i n earlie r day s brin g i n tree s fro m Bi g Pin e Ke y (a t th e exhorbitan t pric e o f 5 0 cent s each!) , n o • • continue d o n pag e 1 8 TH E / / v v SUNSHINE' S ART S & CRAFT S MACRAME , WOO D CARVING , TOL E PAINTIN O HOBB Y AN D CRAF T SUPPLIE S and Seating CLaisc 6 Ke y Lim e Squar e Phone : 294-227 4 The littl e Tre e _ b y Bell e Haskel l I FIRS T ME T th e littl e tre e i n 1971 . W e ha d move d int o a two-stor y hous e o n . Olivi a Stree t i n Augus t (afte r seve n year s o n a boat) , s o th e comin g holiday s wer e a ver y excitin g prospect . Lot s o f roo m fo r festivities , bi g holida y meals , an d o f cours e a Christma s tre e I Monke y To m an d Colee n wer e livin g i n on e apartmen t downstairs , Jani s an d iie r youn g so n Lanc e i n th e other . W e ha d a backyar d Thanksgivin g dinne r wit h lot s o f peopl e an d dog s an d bega n the n t o mak e Christma s plans . Colee n wa s newl y arrive d fro m Michi ga n an d ha d haule d a littl e pin e typ e tre e t o Ke y West . I t wa s i n a woode n bucke t Wit h dir t an d wa s abou t on e foo t tall . W e pu t i t i n th e livin g roo m Christma s / Ev e an d hun g seashells , jewelry , popcor n an d cranberrie s o n it . Als o on e lon e twinklin g ligh t bulb . It wa s th e bes t Christma s ever . Lot s o f foo d an d friend s an d animal s an d goo d feeling s an d lot s o f cheer . Th e littl e tare e dre w muc h attentio n an d prais e an d s-fcoo d prou d an d happy , givin g Christma s • a war m glo w o f enchantment . NE W YEAR' S DA Y foun d th e poo r littl e cjii y lookin g ver y wilted , s o w e decide d afte r muc h discussio n t o plan t i t i n th e fc>,a.ckyard. Nobod y kne w jus t what kin d o f tre e i t was , bu t th e genera l opinio n wa s tha t i t didn' t stan d a chanc e o f surviva l i n Ke y Wes t becaus e o f th e sand y soil , th e heat , an d especiall y th e summe r sun . Bu t plan t i t w e did , i n partia l shade . I t daroope d an d turne d brow n an d reall y looke d M y friend , Greek , cam e wit h wha t sh e terme d "magi c fertilizer; " Gordo n C fro m Canada ) cam e wit h som e supe r soi l foe ha d concocted ; an d everyon e els e cam e wit h lot s o f kin d advice . Severa l trip s weJr e mad e t o th e librar y fo r information , an d dat a wa s gathered , mostl y whereve r someon e wa s kin d enoug h t o offe r i t up . Th e tre e wa s sun g t o wit h guita r accompani ment , talke d t o wit h lovin g words , an d pet tec ! b y everyon e tha t cam e int o th e yard . Lot s o f goo d vibe s wer e sen t t o i t every ly Well , i t starte d perkin g u p — slow t o b e sure . Th e brow n lowe r limb s off , an d ne w deep-gree n needle s be g t o appea r a t th e top . Wha t a glor iou s time. ' Everyon e cam e t o admir e an d parciAs e th e littl e tree . JUNE , JULY , AN D AUGUS T wer e ver y crucia l months, an d renewe d effor t wa s put t fort h b y all. Extr a wate r an d a ne t shad e wa s erected . • Th e tre e drooped , bu t maintained . B y September , 1972 , i t wa s thre e fee t tall , no t ver y round , bu t tal l an d wit h n o brow n showing . I n Octobe r o f 197 2 th e hous e burne d 'down . Sa d day , everythin g went . Th e littl e tre e wa s i n th e pat h o f th e fire me n an d wa s uproote d b y th e heav y hose s bi n 9 dragge d acros s it . I n HLJE Y WES T Th e onl y stor e i n Ke y Wes t devote d exclusivel y t o Christma s ornament s an d gifts . Green e St . (Acros s fro m Capt . Tony's ) pe n dail y thr u Christma s fro m 116 Sunda y 114 Nex t da y afte r th e fir e whe n w e returne d t o th e house , w e foun d th e lit tl e tre e lyin g i n a corne r o f th e yar d — lim p an d alread y showin g brow n edges . I pu t it i n a bucke t o f wate r an d tearfull y carrie d i t t o wher e w e wer e stayin g temp orarily . W e decide d t o tak e a tri p t o Cali forni a an d Mexic o t o relax , an d th e lit tl e tre e wa s a bi g concern . Gordo n solve d tha t proble m b y offerin g t o tak e i t t o hi s littl e hous e o n Cornis h Lan e t o tr y t o save . it . N o on e reall y believe d i t coul d b e saved . I t looke d wretche d ~ lim p an d brow n an d i n a genera l stat e o f death . Gordo n assure d m e h e woul d d o hi s bes t an d sai d no t t o forge t ho w muc h th e littl e tre e ha d wante d t o liv e i n th e past . S o wit h tearfu l goodbye s w e lef t Ke y Wes t an d ou r friend s an d th e littl e tree . I don' t thin k I eve r though t th e littl e tre e woul d live . To o muc h ha d happene d t o b e optimisti c abou t it . W E HA D ou r tou r an d returne d t o Miam i an d decide d t o sta y ther e fo r a whil e a t least . Afte r abou t a yea r i n Miam i w e mad e a tri p t o Ke y Wes t fo r visitin g purposes . W e sa w som e friend s an d stoppe d i n o n Cornis h Lan e t o visi t Gordon . W e talke d awhile , an d the n Gordo n aske d m e i f I ha d recognize d th e littl e tre e i n th e fron t yard . I though t h e wa s jokin g but h e itoo k m y han d an d le d m e t o th e littl e tree . THER E I T STOOD , a four-foo t beauty , health y and.dar k green . (Norfol k Islan d Pine , w e later,foun d out) , I crie d a lo t tha t day . Ther e i t stood , an d n o on e eve r reall y believe d i t woul d liv e I Arm s stretche d upward , stron g an d health y an d gla d t o se e me . I spen t a lon g tim e wit h i t tha t da y an d I kno w i t move d wit h de ligh t whe n I stroke d it . WELL , I' M I N KE Y WES T AGAI N (home) . Gordo n i s gon e an d man y other s o f m y friends , bu t th e littl e tre e i s ove r 1 0 ' fee t tal l an d 5 fee t wide . It' s livin g amon g al l it s tropica l relative s i n a , garde n fille d wit h hibiscu s an d crotons . Wheneve r I fee l lif e .i s gettin g a littl e to o toug h o n m e I g o visi t th e littl e tre e tha t live d an d flourishe d an d overcam e all , an d I kno w it' s ther e fo r anyon e wh o want s o r need s it s strength . Anothe r Christma s i s coming , an d I inten d t o visi t th e magnificen t littl e tre e tha t live s becaus e i t wouldn' t die . FIN E ITALIA N OU R AMERICA N 31s t YEA R 1H| | FOO D m Ope n 5-1 1 12O2Simonto n 294-089 3 Close d Sunday s W0^^j\.M%0mkj FO R YOU R FRIEND S AN D LOVER S JPJIffliilfflM r KrrcHE N FRES H HAND \ Hau l mi d Fille d C«nJir , * Dili , . L •'II'F KtllP ANYIVUUil,'" t mi d FRUI T SHiPPIN C W e Shi p Florida' s Citru s Al l Ove r Th e Unite d State s Canada , Europ e & Locall y PIRATE' S ALLE Y KE Y WEST , A Traditiona l Old' e Pirate s Ba r Beer : Importe d £ Domesti c Win e an d Win e Cooler; ; QICM S an d Diirl s I'inbul l ani l Poo l Sandwiche s un d Pizz a Cable 1 T V Liv e Parrot s 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 " Eleve n Eleve n Duva l 1 ED&SALL Y BIXB Y ph-4-733 8 hour s mon-fr i 10-12 " 1* 5 •v , \

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conc h qui z b y Ti m Hoskin s illustrate d b y Wal t Hyl a or-ft * c Jamet* S o you'v e spen t year s i n Ke y West , clamorin g fo r Conchdom , constantl y curs in g you r parent s fo r livin g i n Clevelan d o r som e suc h plac e o n th e da y yo u wer e born . Well , fre t n o more . Her e i s a n opportunit y t o see , unofficially , jus t ho w yo u rate . A tabulatio n wil l precise l y pinpoin t whic h run g o n th e honorar y Conc h ladde r yo u occupy . Cheatin g i s no t allowed . I f yo u pronunciatio n o f conc h rhyme s wit h "launch " I f you'v e eaten.conc h mor e tha n onc e (scor e doubl e i f i t wa s raw ) I f yo u hav e conc h shell s o r othe r se a sundrie s adornin g you r home , bu t I f yo u bough t the m i n th e stor e I f yo u spea k Spanis h I f yo u learne d i t i n schoo l I f yo u g o t o th e sunse t an d loo k a t al l th e peopl e I f yo u g o t o th e sunse t an d al l th e peopl e loo k a t yo u I f you'v e ha d turtl e sou p an d tourne do s a t Che z Emil e I f yo u wer e abl e t o affor d i t I f yo u g o t o th e ba r an d ge t drun k bu t onl y i f it' s les s tha n a buc k a bee r an d the y pla y Jimm y guffet t + 2 + 1 WisJ * *xkat* 1 I f it' s a dolla r an d the y pla y disc o 1 I f yo u han g ou t i n a toples s bar , unles s you'r e i n th e Nav y 2 I f yo u panhandl e o n Duva l Stree t an d hav e mor e tha n si x cent s i n you r pock e t an d a six-pac k i n you r stomac h + 1 I f yo u ca n hav e a secon d cu p o f Cuba n coffe e an d walk , no t run , dow n th e stree t + 1 I f yo u liv e nake d o n Christma s Tre e Island , bu t — 2 I f yo u shopZ-i/ t a t Fausto' s an d th e employe e yo u kno w i s th e on e tha t ha d yo u arreste d I f yo u liv e i n al l o r par t o f a n Ol d Tow n fram e hous e eve n thoug h th e ren t i s outrageou s I f yo u liv e i n a condominiu m an d ar e th e landlor d o f a n Ol d Tow n fram e hous e wher e th e ren t i s outrageou s •+1 I f yo u ar e wel l know n i n th e librar y ~1 I f it' s becaus e yo u wer e kicke d ou t fo r snorin g I f yo u ow n a mope d instea d o f a ca r — 1 I f yo u ow n a mope d instea d o f a bi cycl e I f yo u ow n a n unlicense d bicycl e wit h handle-ba r grip s tha t don' t matc h -+2 I f yo u chaine d you r ol d bicycl e t o a pal m tre e an d someon e stol e i t + 4 I f the y stol e th e pal m tre e an d lef t you r ol d bicycl e 1 + 2 I f yo u hitc h a rid e o n a boa t t o ge t * ther e instea d o f swimmin g s i f yo u shop , a t Fausto' s an d kno w a n | employe e + 1 I f yo u ow n a boa t 1 I f i t neve r leave s th e Yach t Clu b + 5 I f yo u religiousl y rea d Solares Hill + 3 I f yo u recogniz e Bil l Hucke l o n sigh t 3 I f yo u mistak e hi m fo r Wood y Alle n -2 I f yo u thin k Richar d Mars h i s a n are a i n th e Everglade s + 1 I f yo u kno w Tennesse e William s a s To m 1 I f yo u thin k he' s fro m Nashvill e + 2 I f yo u kno w al l o f Hemingway' s cat s ( b y nam e + 1 I f yo u kno w wha t "Bubba " i s 3 I f yo u don' t thin k there' s anythin g t o i t + 3 I f yo u mov e t o Ke y Wes t an d fin d i t idylli c 3 I f yo u tel l al l you r friend s bac k hom e Scorin g NO W OPE N 9 A M 9 P M BREAKFAS T 9-1 1 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a • : Ph . 294-204 2 3 5 t o 4 0 ^RESTAUHAM T W e hav e i t all ! Sumptuou s recipe s fro m th e continen t a tropica l waterfron t atmospher e wit h musi c t o match , an d you r ow n privat e vie w o f th e famou s islan d sunsets . At th e Hamatto 1 In n o n th e Gul f o f Mexic o 342 0 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d -Handmad e craft s fro m aroun d th e worl d There , bu t fo r plac e o f birth , goe s a Conc h Close , bu t n o Cuba n ciga r You'v e bee n her e ho w long ? Se e yo u nex t seaso n -2 0 t o -4 0 Let' s hav e a loo k a t you r ' passpor t 2 0 t o 3 4 0 t o 1 9 0 t o -1 9 Remodelin g a grea t ol d hous e tha t doesn' t hav e a grea t kitchen ? Befor e y< m star t ripping , dro p in an d se e as . Grea t kitchen * begi n wit h grea t Idea s — year s sa d ours . Whethe r y w wan t » cookin g island , a turntabl e corner , o r a desk-phon e center , brin g you r question s t o us . We'r e u p o n th e lates t idea s t o pu t togethe r a beautifu l kitchen . S o whethe r It' s Victoria n o r modern , w e can . help . Fo r a kitche n tha t fit s you r need s a s wel i a s you r house , brin g you r question s an d we'l l giv e yo u U S 1 , Stoc k Islan d DARB Y & MITCHEL L CABINETMAKER S Telephon e 294-737 7 Sen d Solare s Hil l T o A Frien d Fo r Christma s Subscrib e No w One-Yea r Subscriptio n $10.0 0 82 1 Duva l St , y Wes t CAM S TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPE N DAIL Y TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST .

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Ke y Wes t Tobacco s Pipes , Cigars , Accessorie s an d Custo m Blende d Tobacco s Importe d an d Domesti c Cigarette s Harbo r Hous e 42 3 Fron t Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Tel . 305-296-837 1 Hours : 10:3 0 a.m . -5:3 0 p.m . Dail y electio n editoria l SOLARE S HIL L endorse d o r preferre d candidate s wh o ra n i n las t month' s Cit y Commission , Cit y Electric , an d Civi l Servic e Boar d races . W e ar e doin g i t agai n fo r thi s month' s specia l rac e t o se e wh o wil l b e electe d t o serv e ou t th e unfille d portio n o f th e lat e Bil l Gamble' s Cit y Commissio n seat . W e aske d th e candi date s fo r thi s rac e th e sam e serie s o f question s tha t w e ha d aske d th e othe r candidate s i n th e Commissio n race s las t month . Th e result s o f thi s questionnair e ar e printe d her e t o hel p th e publi c mak e u p it s min d a s t o whic h o f th e candidate s i t feel s i s th e bes t choice . WHE N W E ENDORS E i t mean s tha t w e al l generall y agre e tha t thi s perso n i s th e bes t on e fo r th e job . Whe n w e indicat e a preference , i t mean s tha t w e al l d o no t agre e o n thi s person , o r tha t w e fee l som e restrain t abou t a n all-ou t endorsement , bu t tha t h e o r sh e i s th e mor e favore d b y ou r group . W E RESPEC T th e incumbent , Mar y Gra ham , fo r he r integrit y an d he r concer n fo r th e well-bein g o f Ke y West . W e hav e felt , however , tha t som e member s o f th e Cit y Commissio n hav e ha d a tendenc y t o overpowe r her , an d tha t sh e ha s no t ha d th e chanc e t o spea k he r min d a s ofte n a s w e woul d lik e t o hav e hear d it . I N LAS T MONTH' S Grou p 3 Cit y Commis sio n race , w e preferre d Jimm y Mira . W e wante d a ne w fac e an d someon e wh o ha d n o tie s t o establishe d politica l cliques . W e fel t tha t Jimm y wa s a likeabl e an d intelligen t fello w wh o appeare d t o b e hi s ow n man . H e repeatedl y stresse d tha t h e owe d patronag e t o n o one . H e sai d tha t i t woul d b e a priorit y wit h hi m t o eliminat e som e supervisor y posi tion s whic h h e feel s ar e superfluous . H e wa s i n favo r o f purchasin g the-Res t Beac h are a fo r us e a s a park . Whil e h e i s a n unknow n perso n i n publi c life , w e fel t tha t w e woul d g o wit h hi m i n th e Grou p . 3 rac e las t mont h an d w e hav e ha d n o occasio n t o chang e ou r mind s abou t him . Jimm y Mir a is , therefore , ou r pr e ferre d candidat e fo r Cit y Commissioner , Grou p 4 . / • TH E CANDIDATE S an n Irvin e holida y greetin g Card s onl y a t fas t buck s .. . th e mos t whimsica l touc h i n ke y west , artistr y pu t t o holida y greetin g card s .. . no w i n ou r store , si x delightfu l card s touche d wit h re d & gree n — onl y a s an n irvin e coul d d o the m — an d onl y a t fas t buc k freddies . $4/dozen ! ope n 107 ever y day . 52 4 duva l street . 294-200 7 AMOPED'SJUSTAMOPED , UNLES S IT' S A HONDA . Th e Hond a mope d ha s arrived ! It' s th e Hobbit ™ An d a s it s nam e implies , it' s a frien d yo u ca n depen d on , The . Hobbi t turn s you r everyda y dul l drivin g trip s int o brigh t happ y Hobbi t hops . Hobbi t powe r i s provide d b y a n eco nomical , dependabl e Hond a two-strok e engine . Or , b y you r equall y dependabl e .fee t o n th e pedals Shiftin g an d clutching ? Forge t it . Th e 197 8 Hobbi t PA-5 0 ha s a Hond a V-Matic ™ transmissio n that' s al l auto matic . Startin g off' s a breeze . Riding nic e an d easy . Th e Hobbi t come s complet e wit h th e qualit y characteristic s Honda s ar e famou s for . A lov e o f comfort—ful l fron t an d rea r suspension, , a sof t seat . Incredibl e attentio n t o detail—jus t loo k closel y a t it s desig n an d features : automati c light s on , standar d dua l mirror s an d automati c chok e cut-off . A ver y agreeabl e nature — t o fi t varyin g stat e laws , there' s a re d Hobbi t wit h a 2 0 mp h to p spee d an d a yello w on e wit h 3 0 mp h tops . An d a soli d belie f i n security—ever y Hobbi t carrie s a Hond a warrant y backe d b y nearl y 1,80 0 Hond a dealer s acros s America . Al l i n all , th e Hobbit' s a might y friendl y helpfu l fello w t o tak e o n yoii r travels . A goo d habi t t o ge t o n to . GE T TH E HOND A HOBBf T HABITAT : HOND A KE Y WES T CORNE R WHITEHEAD/SOUTHAR D 294-555 1 e America n Huni b Moio r Co. . Inc . 1977 . W e aske d al l th e candidate s runnin g fo r Commissio n seat s t o answe r th e fol . lowin g questions : NAME: AGE: • ADDRESS:' &.S. OR COLLEGE GRADUATED FROM: 2 . WHY ABE YOU RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE? S . WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE OBJECTIVE IF YOU ABE ELECTED (RE-ELECTED) TO THIS JOB? 3 . WHAT DO YOU FEEL SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE NAVY BASE? 4 . WHAT IS YOUR FEELING TOWARD THE PATRONAGE OB "BUBBA" SYSTEM? 5 . DO YOU AGREE KEY WEST NEEDS A MASTER PLAN TO CHART ITS FUTURE? G . IF YOU FAVOR A MASTER PLAN, WOULD YOU ALSO BE IN FAVOR OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL CITY PLANNER OR CONSOLIDATING THIS FUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT? 7> . RECENTLY SOME OF OUR APPOINTED OFFICIALS HAVE COME UNDER FIRE ON CHARGES OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND ABUSE OF AUTHORITY. WOULD YOU BE IN FAVOR OF THEIR DISMISSAL IF THOSE CHARGES WERE PROVEN? '•&'. ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF A RESORT TAX? 9. 10. 11. 12. WHAT IS YOUR FEELING ABOUT HI-RISES IN KEY WEST? ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF PURCHASING THE VACANT REST BEACH LAND FROM BERTHA STREET TO THE WHITE STREET PIER FOR USE AS A PARK? DO YOU HAVE ANY OPINION ON HOW TO BETTER OUR CITY'S FINANCIAL POSITION. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT ON ANY OTHER PERTINENT ISSUE YOU FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT. Name : MAR Y LE E GRAHA M Incumben t Age : 7 0 year s Address : 40 7 Whitehea d Stree t Graduate d fro m Conven t o f Mar y Immaculat e 1 . Firs t an d foremos t t o giv e wha t abil it y an d integrit y I posses s fo r th e bet termen t o f Ke y West . 2 . M y objectiv e i n aspirin g fo r a con tinuanc e o f Mr . Willia m Gamble' s (deceased ) ter m o f offic e unti l 1979 ; i.e. , tha t I hopefull y wis h t o accomplis h on e thin g — a "peopl e t o people " relationship . B y tha t I mea n thos e citizen s who'ar e no t acquainte d wit h Cit y Hal l an d ar e timi d abou t approachin g a proble m t o a respectiv e departmen t head , the n I fee l that i t i s a n official' s dut y t o personall y acquain t tha t person , thereb y givin g satisfactio n t o sai d citizen . 3 . Th e Nav y Bas e i n presen t statu s i s an d shoul d b e lease d t o a financiall y confirm ed , an d stabl e grou p wh o ar e willin g t o confor m wit h directive s an d inpu t fro m MOPEDS ! 197 8 PEUGEO T MODEL S HER E NOW ! SALE S SERVIC E RENTAL S fr MOPE D HOSPITA L 120 9 TRUMA N AVE . 296-334 4 <»« Ms a fou West 52 4 Fron t Stree t • 54 0 Green e Stree t • Ke y West , Florid a

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1 0 wher e th e unusua l i s usua l .• TH E GOL D RUS H I S O N A T BIH D S N H®N D 1 4 Kt . Nec k Chain s an d Bracelet s an d Pendant s an d Ring s A t Lo w Lo w Price s SE E OU R 1 8 KT . GOL D AN D ENAME L CONC H SHEL L PENDANT S AN D OU R 1 4 KT . GOL D CONC H SHEL L PENDANT S 40 0 fron t stree t • 005 ) 296-632 4 • ke y west , florid a H3&4C F citizen s a s t o th e matte r particularl y o f Por t Control . W e shoul d neve r los e sigh t o f th e potential s tha t th e water s tha t surroun d u s ar e offerin g ou r islan d — beache s o n on e sid e an d a bus y harbo r o n th e other. 4 . Th e "Bubba " syste m her e i n Ke y West i s n o differen t tha n i n othe r citie s an d I ma y add , eve n stemmin g fro m ou r Nation a l System . Her e o n th e islan d w e ter m i t "Bubba " an d federally — "patronage. " 5 & 6 . Ye s I thin k a n update d Maste r Pla n i s alway s i n order . Ou r count y i s s o lon g tha t I thin k a professiona l Cit y Planne r woul d bette r serv e th e Cit y o f Ke y West . 7 . I f suc h charge s wer e proven , an d I mea n legall y proven , dismissa l woul d b e i n order . 8 . A s fo r a resor t ta x tha t woul d in corporat e motels , hotels , bars , restaur ants , etc . ye s bu t le t u s no t kee p i t i n on e categor y — motels . 9 . Th e citizen s o f Key,Wes t kno w ho w I fee l abou t high-rise s — tha t battl e ha s bee n fought . Perhap s a heigh t o f fou r o r fiv e storie s i n certai n area s woul d be • acceptable . 10 . M y feeling s o n Res t Beac h acquisi tio n i s definitel y yes . Perhap s th e larg e are a facin g Berth a coul d b e uti lize d an d pu t o n th e ta x roll . Afte r th e necessar y lan d requiremen t fo r con tinuatio n o f road , the n w e shal l see . 11 . Th e questio n o n ou r city' s financia l positio n — I fee l tha t muc h coul d b e accomplishe d an d gaine d i f eac h depart men t hea d monitore d closel y t o se e tha t exhorbitan t expenditure s an d idl e worker s wer e eliminated . M y onl y campaig n promis e i s a continuanc e o f th e pas t year' s recor d an d m y neve r changing wa y o f honest y t o all . Name : JOS E R . MENENDE Z Address : 103 5 Catherin e Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 1 . I wis h t o b e effectiv e i n givin g th e peopl e o f Ke y Wes t goo d government . 2 . M y prim e objectiv e i s t o preserv e an d develo p ou r island' s beauty , t o strengthe n it s econom y an d t o protec t th e welfar e o f it s citizens . Th e pro motio n o f tourism , impartia l an d effec tiv e la w enforcement , developmen t o f ou r natura l resource s woul d al l b e use d a s a mean s t o tha t end . 3 . Th e Nava l Statio n propert y i s ex tremel y valuable . I t i s a ke y t o th e Caribbea n Market . I t must no t b e dis tribute d haphazardly . It s us e shoul d b e give n seriou s stud y b y professional s wit h sufficien t knowledg e o f th e possi bilitie s o f suc h a n are a wh o ca n als o conside r i t fro m a futuristi c viewpoint , bein g guide d a t th e sam e time , b y recommendation s o f th e representative s o f th e loca l peopl e t o who m th e cit y reall y belongs s 4 . T o us e th e ter m "Bubb a System " doe s a n injustic e t o th e wor d "Bubba " whic h i s a wor d use d t o denot e friendlines s an d affection . Ther e ar e man y dedicate d concerne d an d sincer e "Bubbas " i n thi s city . I f yo u wis h t o us e "Tammanism, " "Pendergastism, " o r jus t plai n "Corrupt nes s i n Cit y Government"...tha t I a m against . 5 . I t i s m y opinion . 6 . Yes . Kntunt mnvxmt Seafoo d Restauran t & Ra w Ba r No w Ope n Serving .. . Broile d Lobster , Ston e Cra b (i n season ) Frie d Shrimp , Oysters , Scallop s • Fis h Stuffe d wit h Cra b Oyster s an d Clam s o n th e Hal f Shel l , Steame d Shrim p — Cor n o n th e Co b Conc h Chowde r — Conc h Fritter s Salads , an d Sandwiche s 1 1 A.M.9 P.M . CLOSE D WEDNESDA Y 13 2 DUVA L ST . 294-050 5 COMPLIMENTA R Y GLASS OF WINE SER VED WITH DINNER 7 . Conflic t o f interes t an d abus e o f authority-i f prove d beyon d reasonabl e doubt-woul d warran t dismissal . 8 . Possiitly-i t woul d see m a sourc e o f revenu e an d allo w a t th e sam e tim e makin g th e attraction s fo r th e tourist s mor e inviting-buildin g a conventio n hall , improvin g beache s an d parks , etc . 9 . Th e islan d i s to o beautifu l t o b e mad e int o a concret e mass . 10 . Yes , I believ e so , wha t a sigh t i t wil l b e t o hav e a boardwal k wit h benche s facin g th e ocean , properl y lighted . 11 . On e ma y hav e a n opinio n bu t no t a n immediat e solution , t o remedy , th e financia l problem s o f Ke y West . A n hones t administratio n shoul d b e a goo d start-on e tha t wil l explor e al l reason abl e avenues . 12 . I fee l w e shoul d al l tr y t o hel p ou r City . I t belong s t o us-i s a par t o f us . W e shoul d cooperat e i n strivin g t o mak e . i t th e best w e can . Name : JAME S MIRA,^JR . Age : 3 8 Address : Lo t 81 , Stadiu m Traile r Par k Graduat e Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l 1 . Asid e fro m a desir e t o serve , th e ide a o f bein g a cit y officia l intrigue s me . Th e authorit y i t represent s affbrd s m e a n opportunit y t o d o somethin g con structiv e fo r m y home-town . 2 . Ther e ar e numerou s specifi c issue s t o b e challenged . Ther e ar e als o som e underlyin g problem s whic h nee d attention . Withi n th e framewor k o f soun d fisca l policie s I believ e a restructurin g o f th e organizatio n o f th e cit y i s no t onl y imperativ e bu t woul d ultimatel y lea d t o solution s t o most o f th e visibl e issue s an d problems . 3 . I t woul d b e a traged y i f th e Nav y Bas e propertie s ar e allowe d t o fal l in t o a disorganized , politicall y motivate d situation . A lon g rang e plan , wit h pos itiv e directio n mus t b e establishe d an d implemented . 4 . Althoug h th e patronag e syste m i s wit h u s t o stay , J hav e neve r bee n th e beneficiar y o f it , no r hav e I eve r sough t it s favors . M y campaig n i s bein g finance d wit h m y ow n "funds . I hav e accepte d $5 0 fro m a frien d wh o live s i n Miami , an d no t on e othe r penny . I ow e patronag e t o n o perso n no r an y grou p o f persons . 5 . I full y suppor t th e concep t an d in tentio n o f th e Cit y Maste r Plan . 6 . Whil e I woul d b e i n favo r o f a liaiso n relationshi p wit h th e Count y Plannin g De partmen t I a m no t i n favo r o f a consoli dation . Th e hirin g o f a professiona l cit y planne r woul d b e desirabl e bu t onl y afte r carefu l consideratio n ha s bee n give n t o th e cos t factors . 7 . Yes . I hav e personall y conducte d a n inquir y int o thes e charge s an d fin d man y item s whic h nee d instan t attentio n an d explanation . 8 . Onl y i f tw o thing s ar e conditional . One , th e taxe s collecte d mus t b e irrevo cabl y earmarke d fo r tourist-oriente d projects , an d second , a referendu m vot e s o tha t al l partie s t o th e issu e ma y b e allowe d t o ai r thei r views . 9 Hi-rise s i n Ke y Wes t ar e bot h unnec essar y an d undesirable . 10 . Yes . 11 . Th e mai n ite m o f investigatio n i n m y progra m i s th e cit y payroll . ' I hav e found , durin g th e aforementione d inquiry , 1 1 TATTO O 7VB, clvn/n&x6 A.m., / / A . -nt . frigate, icim. uA fewfw4-tfoecUet»b&hvnewwnd aTiuawu. 4, 4978 a TH E SECON D STOR Y fos li^jl e Jji me of i KE Y WES T ISLAN D BOO K STOR E 0WS, Christophe r Morle y

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1 2 1 1 y w i s i (1 \S S \\ ( I I S /itl/'i'r Vi I" ill Initial dlls> ill'l" shades , window s traditiona l o r custo m desig n glas s ar t supplies , classe s lightin g accessories . als o cabinet s an d custo m woodwor k b y Ralp h TH E DEC K (Formerly TH E SANDWIC H DECK } Fres h Quich e Dail y Fres h Shrim p Dail y Escargot s Nightl y Shrim p Coquill e Nightl y Plu s regula r menu s fo r lunc h an d dinne r OPE N 11:3 0 3:0 0 Monda y Saturda y 6:0 0 10:0 0 Thursday , Friday , Saturda y Night s onl y (close d Sunday ) CHE F REN A BQRE L 124DUVA L PH . 294-767 7 Qd e th e Islan d 120 9 Truma n Avenu e 294-654 2 A FUL L SERVIC E BIK E STOR E tha t w e must eliminat e som e supervisor y position s resultin g i n saving s o f severa l ten s o f thousand s o f dollar s pe r year . Althoug h othe r area s nee d scrutiny , thi s i s somethin g whic h warrant s hig h priority . Name : EAR L WIDENE R Age : 4 0 Address : 1 6 0 4 Ros e Stree t Ke y West , Florid a Winfiel d Hig h Schoo l Austi n Pea y Universit y 1 . Ove r m y man y year s i n Ke y West , durin g th e biennia l elections , I fin d th e voter s ar e alway s reminde d o f th e sam e problems : Stree t an d Sidewal k repairs , sewer , clea n up , an d inadequat e pa y fo r th e cit y employees . An d eac h electio n w e re ceiv e th e promise s t o correc t thes e problems , a s wel l a s restor e Honesty , Integrity , an d Fait h t o Cit y Hal l wit h n o .explanatio n a s t o th e metho d o f accomplishin g thes e goal s o r wher e th e adde d fund s wil l b e found . I fee l I hav e th e time , energy , maturit y an d busines s experienc e t o ai d i n actuall y accomplishin g thes e goals . 2-.-'M y primary , bu t certainl y no t only , objective , i s th e establishmen t o f th e ful l Port o f Ke y West , wit h bot h cruis e an d carg o shipping . Ke y West , bein g th e gatewa y t o th e Caribbean , Sout h Americ a an d th e Panam a Canal , i s th e crossroad s o f th e Sout h Atlanti c an d should , fo r th e benefit , an d econom y o f thi s city , b e use d a s such . fin e food s an d delicacie s Christma s basket s shippe d anywher e prio r t o Decembe r 5th . Al l kind s o f Christma s goodie s fro m al l ove r th e world Soups , sandwiche s an d dessert s fro m •11:0 0 A.M . "ti l 6:0 0 P.M . Stor e hours : dail y 100 0 A.M . 9:0 0 P.M . .1114-Duva l 294-977 3 • ISLAN D IMPORT S W e Searc h Th e Worl d Fo r Yo u IMPORTE D GIFT S FRO M OVE R 6 0 DIFFEREN T COUNTRIE S 11 1 WhtteheadSt . 296-568 8 1 3 3 . I n additio n t o th e above , ther e ar e man y possibilitie s fo r th e us e o f thi s valuabl e property . Man y o f th e propos al s no w befor e th e Lowe r Key s Developmen t Corporatio n mus t b e carefull y considere d with ' a n ey e towar d th e employmen t an d economi c benefit s fo r th e loca l popula tion . 4 . Nepotis m an d th e favore d appointment s fo r politica l suppor t ar e th e downfal l o f goo d government . I fee l ver y strongl y tha t onl y qualifie d person s wit h knowledg e o f th e subjec t shoul d b e i n an y positio n i n th e City , an d a s a commissione r woul d vot e agains t an y appointmen t o r hirin g whe n th e onl y qualificatio n fo r th e jo b i s tha t o f bein g relate d t o a commissione r o r anothe r cit y official . 5 . A s i n an y busines s wit h expecte d ex pansio n an d growth , som e plans , guideline s o r positiv e cours e i s a must ; I fee l th e busines s o f operatin g a cit y i s n o different . Ke y Wes t stil l use s th e Mil o Smit h plan , te n year s ol d an d devise d a t a tim e whe n th e U.S . Nav y playe d suc h a n importan t rol e i n ou r , economi c an d employmen t status . I believ e thi s pla n i s no w outdate d an d du e to . presen t circumstance s shoul d b e revise d t o confor m wit h ou r presen t situatio n an d th e future . 6 . I . woul d b e mor e incline d t o hir e a qualifie d professiona l Cit y Planne r who , afte r give n th e tim e t o researc h th e need s an d desire s of . th e peopl e o f Ke y West , coul d the n devot e hi s tim e totall y t o ou r specifi c project . I fee l tha t consolidatio n wit h th e Count y Plannin g Departmen t coul d hav e , som e advers e affec t o n som e decisions . A s th e resident s o f Ke y Wes t pa y bot h Cit y an d Count y taxes , the y ar e entitle d t o th e ful l an d independen t energie s o f a Planner * ACH 0 SHO P Jewelr y designe d fo r th e discriminatin g an d price d fa r th e destitut e scrimshaw'14k.gole i pewter * etc , SIAOKERS , WUNKEW S fc PET S Aft E WElX.0N\ t lOam'till 608duva l 7 . Tru e conflic t o f interes t an d o r abus e o f authorit y hav e n o plac e i n an y for m o f government . An y appoint ment s an d pai d position s withi n th e cit y ar e th e ultimat e responsibilit y o f th e mayo r an d th e commissioners . T o allo w prove n charge s o f conflic t o f interes t an d abus e o f authorit y t o g o unabate d an d withou t repriman d i s t o plac e th e electe d official s i n th e positio n o f accomplice . A s a commission er , I woul d neithe r approv e no r allo w suc h practices . 8 . Th e Stat e Legislatur e i n th e 197 7 sessio n enacte d legislatio n allowin g counties , b y referendum , th e opportun it y t o vot e o n thi s importan t issue . A s we , i n thi s county , hav e no t bee n allowe d th e privileg e o f votin g b y ou r count y commission , I woul d strongl y urg e -tha t thi s ite m b e place d o n th e ballot . Thi s sam e act enable s sub-districting . I n th e even t tha t th e count y commissio n tioe s no t allo w th e questio n o n refer endum , I woul d reques t tha t th e ite m b e o n a cit y referendu m t o allo w th e Ke y Wes t voter s t o mak e thei r choice . I n exces s o f 350,00 0 tourist s a yea r us e ou r beaches , park s an d othe r recreationa l facilitie s suc h a s boa t ramps , etc. , a t n o cos t t o the m fo r th e cleaning , maintenance , construction , light s o r . -water . I fee l th e 2 % resor t ta x woul d x-eliev e th e burde n o f th e taxpayin g president s o f Ke y West , a majorit y o f V7ho m hav e n o economi c assistanc e what soeve r fro m tourism . 9 . Th e ter m hi-ris e i s a ver y broa d generalit y encompassin g a numbe r o f building s o f variou s sizes . Adequat e Jiousin g must b e provide d fo r th e presen t a s wel l a s futur e Ke y Westers ; tiowever , I favo r low-density , commo n sens e constructio n i n keepin g wit h ou r presen t islan d architecture . Suc h constructiona l concept s a s th e Town fious e Garde n no w planne d fo r the . Ol d A FRE E GIF T TO R YOU ! Cal l -you r Fulle r Brus h Re p bonni e Fadde n a t 6225 5 r . ,iu L o° w M W ^ e r famous ' roller Brus h lin e o f honieqocd s obligatio n to 1 -x SANDWIC H SHO P Hom e bake d dessert s • Fres h vegetabl e juic e Mea t an d vegetaria n sandwiche s "Try our New York Sloppy loe" 111 4 TRUMA N AVENU £ OPE N UNTI L ON E O'CLOC K EVER V EVENIN G Flagle r Apartment s are a ar e idea l fo r ou r islan d living . 10 . No t i n it s entirity-th e are a fro m Whit e Stree t Pie r t o th e Kong o comple x i s ver y narrow , cluttere d an d ha s a wate r dept h o f 1 o r 2 fee t fo r hundred s o f fee t out , makin g i t rathe r undesir abl e fo r swimming . Also , ou r prevailin g south-eas t wind s an d th e soli d structur e o f th e Whit e Stree t Pie r mak e th e are a a catch-al l fo r al l se a debris , resultin g i n prohibitiv e cost s fo r cleanin g an d maintenanc e o f thi s area . Th e remainin g are a fro m th e Rong o comple x t o Berth a Stree t woul d mak e a beautifu l par k an d beach , an d althoug h thi s i s no t a t th e to p o f m y lis t o f priorities , I woul d favo r th e purchas e o f thi s area . 11 . Many . Th e prope r us e o f th e Nava l Bas e propert y ca n greatl y increas e th e cit y budget . Th e developmen t o f th e Por t o f Ke y West , i n m y opinion, i s a t th e to p o f th e list . Shippin g i s no w passin g u s b y o n th e wa y t o Miami , Ft . Lauderdale , Tamp a an d othe r places . Hundred s o f thousand s o f dollar s a yea r coul d b e derive d fro m thi s importan t industr y a s wel l a s provid e fo r addition a l employmen t o f a grea t numbe r o f ou r loca l residents . Th e streamlinin g an d prope r us e of-th e city' s manpowe r (27 5 employees , no t includin g CET A personnel ) an d equipmen t coul d improv e ou r presen t financia l position . Candidate s Emor y Majo r an d H.T . Barro w di d no t retur n thei r questionnaires . 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

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1 4 THE Y AR E AL L B I K I N I S H A P P 1 C O A T S T O P S s H O R T S (305)294-531 5 21 7 DUVA L KE Y WES T Florid a 3304 0 JIMM Y BUFFET T T-SHIRT S Needlepoin t \tt * S?eei M order s * persist * classe s I* W s.e . Ft. St . TH E Fo r Eleganc e Withou t Extravaganc e q.UEEN' 5 TOBLE BREAKFAS T : • ' / ' ^ \ ' . '•'•••'' ' 7:0 0 -;A!M . til l 11:0 0 p . 'Daily ,••••'\' \ , : : LUNC H '• • .' ; i ^. ^ ••' • • :i v.'.,.. i; v v ,; :: ';;' . Noo n til l 2:1. 5 P.fA . Daily , ; : ; \ ; ^ :.:;;: . •biNNER. ; •''•••..O^'iV-'' • : ' : ' ^•"••.'^o.•/' • -/V / Du e t o bu r customers ' requests , : w e wil l continu e servin g dinne r o n ; ^ : • \ '••..Friday ; Saturday s Sunda y .. : .' : •".•...:•... -~^r r " \ '•'5:.3 O p-m';Uo-11':do.p.m;'' : ;•:• . :•' • ,/•••::^.'\^'^' . SMNDA Y BRUNC H ' ^ ; •'•••'. ; -.':V-v;.:'-.• : .11:3 0 A.M.;;tili;2:d0i':M , / '-• ': , b. ] . ' ;••';; : •;/' ; .'. : Cocktail s i n "th e •poputa r l'r-[ : .: ; •.• : '•/.?. • ;.? v .':;..,• " •''•'•••;••":;. • . note s an d antic-dote s Doroth y Rayme r 296-567 8 =Noon:tii l 2:A.M! ) : -:ry^ : -; : ;; : "-:;:. " ;: ^' ; [ A T TH E SANT A MARI A MOTE L 140 1 SIMONTONSf; , KE Y WES T THING S I HOP E SANT A FORGET S TI S TH E SEASO N t o b e snowe d under , eve n i n thi s war m clime . Blizzard s o f catalogue s appea r offerin g idea s fo r Christma s presents , rangin g al l th e wa y fro m an t farm s t o zebra, ponchoes . Upo n scannin g mor e tha n a scor e o f publications , i t struc k m e tha t a lo t o f th e articles , i f received , woul d mak e m e scream , an d no t wit h joy ! Rather , I ' d b e incline d t o aim . a missil e a t Santa' s sky-born e sleig h an d a t th e joll y ol d el f an d a loa d o f horrendou s pelf . GLANC E A T on e ite m o n thi s shudder som e list , whic h a catalogu e declare s i s "jus t wha t you'v e alway s wanted " a yodelin g hat . I t come s i n biliou s gree n an d i s decorate d wit h a fals e Alpin e flowe r an d a brush-feathe r fo r th e ha t band . Th e crow n contain s a battery-oper ate d mechanism , a yodelin g box , s o tha t whe n th e weare r tip s hi s headgear , th e soun d o f a yode l pollute s th e air . Brac e yourself . A doo r coverin g .fo r a bathroo m depict s a pai r o f arm s an d hand s gropin g u p fro m a toile t bow l t o clutc h th e toile t rim . 1 5 wit h cavitie s i n which.yo u fin d mice . I t coul d hav e bee n worse ? Ho w abou t roaches ? Anywa y thi s i s a paperweigh t whic h shoul d tak e you r min d of f weight y • matters . I N TH E DEPARTMEN T o f Game s Peopl e Play , yo u ca n bu y a cribbag e boar d shape d lik e a toile t seat . Als o a note boo k pa d wit h 2 0 0 sheet s al l labele d abov e th e messag e space , "Obscen e Phon e Calls. " Blur b notes , "Thi s wil l ad d a littl e ringy-ding y i n ho-hu m message s fo r hom e o r -office. " Th e Saturda y Nigh t Specia l attract s attention . I t i s no t a chea p handgun , bu t a bonbo n dis h shape d lik e a littl e bathtub , an d occupie d b y a tubster , tha t is , th e hea d an d overhangin g fee t o f a bather . Thinkin g o f baths , a showe r curtai n lettere d "Massag e Parlor " i s wha t yo u migh t call , "trendy. " CHRISTMA S CONFUSIO N ca n b e greatl y expande d b y givin g you r offsprin g a helme t whic h light s u p wit h re d flashes , ha s a headse t whic h make s you r ear s ring , an d i s equippe d wit h a polic e sire n ap paratu s . Bu t there' s mor e t o mak e yo u gasp , an d thi s panic-make r i s fo r th e olde r generatio n — a pai r o f plasti c mask s fo r adul t pranksters , calle d "Mr . & Mrs . Laffu n Head. " Th e grotesqu e caricatur e mask s for m hideou s grimace s i n wrinkle d visages . Th e eye s roll , tongue s ar e thrus t out , cackle s crackle , an d th e astounde d ob server ' ma y b e subjecte d t o a squir t o f water . Fu n time , eh ? I T I S POSSIBL E t o ge t a se t o f Executiv e Voodo o Doll s t o needl e you r employer , o r kit h an d kin . Th e doll s com e wit h 1 0 he x sticker s an d ar e appro priatel y containe d i n a coffin-shape d gif t box . Repulsiv e paperweigh t i s wedg e o f brownish-yello w plasti c chees e riddle d Bikinis , Sportswea r an d Accessorie s o f Distinctio n fo r Wome n an d Me n 70 4 Duva l Stree t 6-304 4 TOY S INCLUD E a Funk y Monke y whic h crashe s cymbals , an d i f yo u pa t i t o n th e head , rotate s a pai r o f roguis h eyes , an d "chatter s wit h uncontrollable , nois y mirth. " Wan t t o kee p kid s o n th e jum p a t you r house ? Sen d fo r a n all-weathe r hopscotc h ma t whic h ma y b e use d indoors . Thi s wil l giv e yo u a cas e o f jump y nerve s n o doubt , bu t yo u ma y consol e yoursel f wit h soothin g counter-activity . Bu y a microphon e especiall y designe d fo r sing in g i n th e shower . O r g o i n fo r luxur y item s suc h a s gold-plate d gol f tee s whic h wil l improv e eac h shinin g hou r fo r bus y bee s o n th e gol f links . Anothe r gold-plate d gif t — rea l Texa s ranc h fenc e drin k stirrer s manufacture d o f twist s o f barbe d wire . Spike s an y drink ? THERESEAV . TANI S REALTO R CONCH , FRAME , CB S AN D COMMERCIA L PROPERT Y ASSOCIATES Bruce Granovetter — Barbara Garcia — Bill Gibson Chris Langer — Audrey Jackson — Jack London Telephon e 296-620 0 o r 294-373 7 40 9 Flemin g Ke y West , Florid a O AN D NO W FO R th e final e i n th e cat alogu e pageant : i t appear s t o b e some thin g yo u coul d sin k you r teet h into , a lusciou s cheeseburger . Bu t b e fore warned , it' s reall y a transisto r radi o disguise d t o loo k lik e th e sandwic h i n a bun . KtY vmr s MOST ( IHTIMATl KtSTAUHANT Servin g Dinne r 6-1 1 P.M . Dail y Closed Tuesdays Bee r & Win e 42 5 Fron t Stree t 294-670 7 KEY WEST'S MOST INTIMATE RESTAURANT MASTE R CHARG E BANKAMERICAR D AMERICA N EXPRES S \i -'8^%*. , FO R OVE R FIFT Y YEAR S FOODT>ALACE| i NO T JUS T A GROCER Y .. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 522,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 APPROPRIAT E GIFTS , HOUSEWARES , CLOTHING , FURNISHINGS , STATIONERY , PAINTINGS , CERAMIC S AN D ACCESSORIE S AD O SOMETHIN G SPECIA L FO R YOU R INDOOR , OUTDOOR , ON THE-SE A TABL E TOP . INGRI D HEAVYDUT Y STACKABL E PLASTI C OINNERWARE : 5 PIEC E SERVIC E $10 . O R INDIVIDUALL Y PRICED . assortmen t 50 7 Fron t Stree t {frontin g th e Pie r House ) inOl d KeyWest.Cal l 294-406 6

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OPE N FO R LUNC H Thursday-Sunda y 11:30-3:0 0 Incredible kites * Imported from all over the world COME : Wi-f k editoria l b y Richar d Mars h A KE Y WES T firefighte r tol d Solares Bill tha t h e fel t th e city' s safet y wa s endangere d becaus e on e o f th e tw o fir e engine s a t th e Cit y Hal l Statio n ha d bee n remove d an d th e spac e fille d b y offices . Th e engin e ha s bee n gon e fo r a fe w years , bu t apparentl y it s absenc e di d no t see m s o irreversibl y finalize d unti l th e office s wer e installed . A groundswel l o f publi c protes t abou t a yea r ag o cause d th e Cit y t o re vers e it s decisio n t o clos e th e Cit y Hal l statio n dow n completely . Th e re mova l o f on e engin e wa s apparentl y a compromis e betwee n wha t th e Cit y wante d an d th e peopl e demanded . W E ASKE D newly-electe d Cit y Commis sione r Alto n Weekley , appointe d b y th e Commissio n a s th e Commission' s liaiso n wit h th e Fir e Department , wha t h e though t abou t th e permanen t closin g o f hal f th e Cit y Hal l fir e station . H e wa s no t wor rie d tha t th e permanen t los s o f on e fir e engin e a t th e Cit y Hal l statio n wa s en dangerin g th e downtow n area . I t shoul d b e remembere d tha t Weekle y operate s a busines s i n th e are a — Fausto' s Foo d Palac e — / an d h e ha s a persona l inter es t i n maintainin g adequat e fir e protec tio n there . Weekle y explaine d tha t h e wa s no t concerned , becaus e o f th e arrangement s th e Fir e Departmen t ha s fo r th e shiftin g o f fir e apparatu s t o cove r emergencies . H e sai d tha t whe n th e Cit y Hal l statio n receive s a call , th e uni t fro m th e Grin nel l Stree t statio n also ' respond s t o th e cal l a s a backu p unit, an d i t stay s o n th e scen e t o assis t o r wai t unti l i t i s eviden t that.it s assistanc e i s no t need ed . A t th e sam e tim e th e Grinnel l Stree t uni t leave s it s station , a uni t fro m th e Kenned y Driv e statio n move s t o th e Grinnel l Stree t statio n t o stan d b y i n cas e anothe r cal l come s fro m th e downtow n area . Weekle y sai d th e Cit y Hal l uni t arrive s o n th e scen e i n a n averag e o f on e minute ; th e Grinnel l Stree t uni t arrive s 3 0 second s later . I n th e old , woode n downtow n area , thi s quic k respons e i s important . More over , th e Ke y Wes t fireme n ar e no t re luctan t t o ente r a burnin g buildin g t o sav e i t an d t o extinguis h th e fir e be for e i t ca n spread . Othe r fir e depart ment s prefe r t o figh t a fir e fro m th e outside . HeaCtk y Ai r Hznts... The Finest St*. Shel U ..... . A t Most Reasonafet c Price s $k*cim%n Skills Th*t win wc« TVoi»w ! fi t 1 296-869 8 Whe n i t arrive s a t th e scen e o f a fir e (i t too k 1 5 minute s t o ge t t o th e ol d Carriag e Trad e fir e a t Simonto n an d Eat o n recently) , willin g bu t untraine d vol unteer s ar e recruite d of f th e stree t t o operat e thi s complicate d piec e o f ma chinery . A mistake , a n injury , a n ac t o f misjudgmen t b y on e o f thes e volun teer s coul d resul t i n th e los s o f lif e o r propert y an d a flurr y o f lawsuit s agains t th e City . TH E CIT Y ha s no w acquire d additiona l propert y t o maintai n an d protect . I t i s reasonabl e t o assum e tha t additiona l me n an d equipmen t wil l b e neede d t o pro vid e tha t maintenanc e an d protection . Th e Fir e Departmen t need s on e mor e fir e engin e — probabl y a diese l pumper . I t need s a fir e statio n locate d o n o r near.th e Nav y Bas e — no t necessaril y a ne w building . An d i t need s thre e crew s (totallin g 1 6 men ) t o ma n th e ne w engin e an d statio n 2 4 hour s a day . W E REALIZ E tha t th e Cit y i s strappe d fo r mone y an d ha s eve n declare d a mora toriu m o n hirin g ne w cit y workers , bu t w e hop e tha t Mayo r McCoy' s expertis e i n • acquirin g outsid e fund s wil l b e brough t t o bea r o n thi s issue . TH E IMPAC T o n th e loca l econom y whe n th e Nav y close d dow n th e Truma n Anne x move d th e federa l governmen t t o pa y fo r th e Mil o Smit h stud y fo r civil ia n reus e o f th e base . Sinc e th e turn ove r o f th e bas e t o th e Cit y ha s result i n a dangerou s stretchin g o f th e City' s fire-fightin g capability , perhap s thi s coul d b e th e takeof f poin t fo r seekin g temporar y federa l hel p i n protectin g th e Nav y Bas e property , a t leas t unti l th e Cit y derive s greate r incom e fro m increas e d us e o f th e property . W E SPOK E WIT H Weekle y agai n an d brough t u p th e matte r o f th e City' s re sponsibilit y t o provid e fir e protectio n a t th e Nav y Base . H e concede d an d sai d tha t Fir e Chie f Gibb y Gate s agree d — tha t a n additiona l fire-fightin g uni t (engine , station , an d ful l crew ) wa s neede d an d shoul d b e establishe d o n o r nea r Truma n Annex . Recognizin g th e City' s fir e protec tio n need s an d it s lac k o f mone y t o dea l wit h them , Weekle y said , "Th e Cit y can' t affor d it , bu t can' t affor d t o d o with ou t it. " (Weekle y als o sai d tha t th e allege d proposa l t o shu t dow n th e Cit y Hal l fir e statio n completel y wa s a n unfounde d rumo r stemmin g fro m a misunderstanding. ) TH E PROBLE M I S partiall y relieve d b y th e fac t tha t th e Nav y send s a smal l fir e truc k fro m Trumb o Poin t t o answe r call s a t th e Truma n Annex . Bu t th e basi c proble m o f inadequat e fir e protectio n fo r th e Cit y remain s an d i s compounde d b y th e fac t tha t th e Ke y Wes t Fir e Departmen t answer s call s out sid e th e cit y limit s o n Stoc k Islan d an d Ke y Have n an d a s fa r awa y a s Bi g Coppit t Key . Th e County' s reimbursemen t t o th e Cit y consist s o f th e gif t t o th e Cit y som e year s bac k o f on e strippe d fir e engine , whic h ha d t o b e outfitte d b y th e City . Ther e i s n o arrangemen t fo r financia l reimbursement . KE Y WES T Firefighter s Unio n Presi den t Charle s W . Jone s say s tha t th e Cit y shoul d b e reimburse d fo r th e calls , i t make s outsid e th e cit y limits . Count y Commissione r Jerr y Shiple y say s that , pendin g a ta x equalizatio n study , h e feel s tha t th e Count y doe s no t ow e th e Cit y anything . Th e proble m remains : Ke y West' s fir e protectio n i s stretche d dangerousl y thin . W e nee d a t leas t on e mor e full y manne d fire-fightin g unit . 1 7 TH E FUL L MOO N SALOO N AN D (SOON ) LUNC H ROO M Ho w t o sho p fo r a motorize d bicycl e i No w tha t you'v e decide d t o bu y a motorize d bicycle , ho w d o yo u decid e whic h on e t o buy ? Compar e wheels . Fo r example , th e wheel s o n a Motobecan e hav e wide flang e hubs , shorter , heavier gaug e spoke s tha n other s t o withstan d pothole s an d sta y round . « & Compar e tires . A Motobecan e ha s wid e Mlchell n tire s fo r a goo d gri p o n th e road . <3 Chec k th e engine . Doe s th e compan y Tha t make s th e bicycl e mak e th e engine ? I s th e exhaus t protecte d an d unde r th e bicycl e lik e a Motobecane ? Ca n yo u ge t a Varlato r (Variabl e Rati o Drive ) fo r improve d hil l climbin g ? s, ™ As k abou t th e compan y tha t make s th e bicycle . D o Ihe y mak e thei r ow n frames , engine s an d mos t othe r components ? O r d o the y bu y the m fro m othe r people ? Ar e the y bi g enoug h t o b e aroun d fo r a while ? Motobecan e i s th e larges t manufacture r o f motorize d bicycle s i n th e worl d 2 0 millio n i n th e las t 3 0 years . « # As k abou t partsf c service . Doe s th e deale r hav e factor y traine d an d certifie d mechanic s lik e a Motobecan e deale r ? Doe s h e hav e parts ? Ca n h e ge t part s fas t from centra l warehouse s I n th e U.S . lik e Motobecane ? Compar e an y mak e wit h Motobecan e an d ther e i s n o compariso n a t all . Th e Effortles s Bicycl e SALE S •SERVIC E • RENTAL S JO f PET TY , Jfl. / 181 6 FLAGLE R AVE. / 296-646 1 wkwf CHRISTMA S CRUIS E on radio1600

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51 7 DUVA L '294-226 0 Ope n 7 days , Mon-Thur s til l 10:30 , Fri-Sa t til l 12 , Su n til l 6 Tire d o f impersonal'jewelry ? Describ e you f idea s directl y t o (h e aitis i wh o ciatl s you i needs . An y stone s cu t an y shap e mounte d i n silve r o r gold . Al l stone s natura l untreated . Writ e toda y an d re ceiv e a fre e estimat e o n you r cieation . Guarantee d imme diat e response . BilUcrsmit h • goldsmit h • lapidar g custo m tuor k nti l jcffcr u pldbcr g 305-196-845 7 jctoclr u repair ' >osa duua l stree t kc u tDcst , florid a 3301 0 CIGAR S Do n Dieg o Roya l Jamaic a Joy a d e Nicaragu a H . Upman n PIPE S Meerschaum s Savi n ell i Be n Wad e Cha r atar i An d muc h mor e s o com e i n an d enjo y "th e fines t i n smokin g pleasure " .. . Do n Lui s 60 1 Duva l Stree t 296-347 6 continue d fro m pag e 4 enterprisin g shippe r eve r decide d i t wa s wort h hi s tim e an d swee t t o brin g i n th e traditiona l America n evergreens . Re sourcefu l peopl e tha t islander s hav e al way s been , the y looke d t o natur e fo r a substitute . Florid a hol] y wit h it s abundan t gree n leave s an d brigh t berrie s lik e th e Australia n pin e wa s likewis e no t a s wel l establishe d a s i t i s today , s o Conch s turne d t o th e "stopper " tre e wit h it s pleasin g shape , brigh t re d berrie s an d shin y holly-lik e leaves . Althoug h th e pi..rg e nu t wa s als o used , th e "stopper " tre e (no t t o b e confuse d wit h th e "plopper " tre e o f Key s lore ) a specie s o f Euaenia , 0 m Floo r Coverin g Co. O\des\ -floo r cover ] compan y i n "Hie , Ror i 62 ! Flemin g 6 t 216-201 1 Floo r Sqndin q \ and Fift"i< ! vmtff e an d onc e abundan t on th e Key s an d eve n i n area s o f Ke y Wes t (th e sal t pond are a nea r th e Hig h Schoo l wa s onc e a goo d locatio n fo r th e trees ) wa s destine d t o becom e th e traditiona l Christma s tre e o f Ke y West , an d i t wa s selecte d t o decorat e ANSA-RIT E Telephone — Answering Service W E ANSWE R YOU R PHON E WIT H A VOIC E THA T CARE S .. . COURTEOUSL Y AN D INTUUGENTL Y W E TAK E MESSAGES , ORDERS , SERVIC E CAUS , AN D GIV E CAUER S AN Y INFORMATIO N YO U WISH . AN D CAR E A 10T I BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N J . WOME N HAV E Rillt D O N OU R SEfiVlC E FO R YEARS . * PROFESSIONA L * WAK E U P SERVIC E * COMMERCIA L * CLASSIFIE D AD S * RESIDENTIA L * 2 4 HOU R SERVIC E * OCCASIONA L * PAR T TIM E SERVIC E + COURTEOU S * PROMP T * EFFICIEN T * EXPERIENCE D LATES T & MOS T MODER N EQUIPMENT . Hat/ PERSONA L SERVIC E T O SUI T YOU R INDIVIDUA L NEED S EXCIUSfV E *Gtl "Whtr t Al l Call . An . CONFIDENTIAL " rom cv j Trance s Signonsili . A qreaf Hd\ Jay £j/ffide a [ SmA a year s "s'ubscr i p f '/o n 4* o < a frien d -f b r iust*2.GtO t iA/hte . to: Th e Soun d Of f th e CancJn ^_ . 70 0 vi/adde l i Avenue ; j p ^ ro w -feature s RICH' S breoKfes t SWHP M dinne r 6PM-IOP M wmf e shoe * Deo r BAT H BOUTIQU E extends to its customers Happ y Holiday s 11 3 Christophe r Stree t Ne w York , Ne w Yor k (212 ) 691-184 4 51 2 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a (305 ) 294-459 5 .Mariah' s o f Ke y Wes t , A variet y o f 1 9 a t discoun t price s CHEC K OU T OU R HOLIDA Y WEA R 53 3 DUVA L STREE T PH . 294-999 6 . Mariah' s .. . wher e ladie s com e firs t SHORTY' S DINE R announce s ne w hour s o f operatio n Mon-Sa t 6:3 0 A.M . -9:3 0 P.M . Sunda y 7:0 0 A.M . 1:0 0 P.M . ^l n Duva l Sire d LESSON S SALE S * REPAIR S TO E TH E K D PRICE D UBSSONS WIT H HMPHASI S O H CP?EATlV!T y -CORNE R O T RESTAURAN T LATIN O OPE N 7 DAY S TAKEOU T SERVIC E Specializing in BLAC K BEAN S & RIC E PICADILL O • ROAS T POR K SHRIM P & LOBSTE R • PIZZ A BEE R & WIN E Open lor Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 294-948 7 Nex t t o Boo< ) Powel l Marin a Mil e Marke r 5 Stoc k Islan d GRAN D OPENIN G FO R OU R NE W LOCATIO N O N GREEN E JST . Sunday , Decembe r 11 , 46 p.m . FIN E ART S GALLER Y Han d Crafte d Silve r & Gol d Preciou s Gem s • Uniqu e Clothin g 43 0 Green e St. , Ke y West,Fla .

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2 0 2 1 At the end of the nineteenth century, fashion required that ladies ' hats be decorated with exotic bird feathers and even whole, stuffed birds. The nuptial plumes -the laay "cross aigrettes" to the milliners -of the little snowy egret (not to be confused with the smooth white cattle egret commonly seen in fields and yards and along the highway in Florida) were especially prised. They were literally worth more than their weight in gold. The demands of fashion meant that quick fortunes could be made -$20 3 000 in a season was not uncommon by a clever, unscrupulous plume hunter to whom wealth was more important than bird or human life. The wings of the roseate spoonbills were used as fans, but they faded soon, and the snowy egrets remained the bird most sought after. Not only did the -egrets beoome "Bonnet Martyrs" so that their "curse of beauty" could he made into "badges of cruelty" for-women (to use slogans popular at the time), but when. .the adult nesting bird was killed for its nuptial, or nesting, plumage, the., nestlings were left to starve or die of exposure, or the eggs were eaten by raccoons. Also, the roseate spoonbills, which nested with the snowy egrets, were driven from their nests by the shooting of the egrets, and their young suffered likewise . The birds became scarce, of course, which only served todrive up the prices and make the hunters more desperate. This is the background of the following selection from the book The y Al l Calle d i t Tropica l by Charles M. Brookfield and Oliver Griswold (Data Press, Miami; 1949), reprinted with permission. The book is soon to be reprinted. Th e grav e o f a courageou s ma n lie s a t Cap e Sable . Th e marke r say s simply : Gu y M . Bradle y 1870-190 5 Faithfu l Unt o Deat h As. Game Warden of Monroe County Be Gave His Life for the Cause to Which Be Was Pledged,. H E WA S a marty r t o millinery , an d hi s deat h spurre d th e conservatio n move men t tha t resulte d finall y i n th e Ever glade s Nationa l Park . O f al l wh o hav e serve d i n th e grea t campaig n t o evolv e th e park , he . i s th e onl y on e t o hav e th e poignan t hono r o f a las t restin g plac e o n the,scene . Th e egret s o f th e Everglade s ha d bee n sho t of f almos t t o extinctio n b y 1900 . Sinc e 1870 , th e yea r Gu y Bradle y wa s born , th e commercia l killin g fo r th e ha t trad e ha d bee n stead y an d heavy . Man y othe r specie s o f Everglade s bird s wer e i n danger , too . WILLIA M T . DUTCHER , late r presiden t o f th e Nationa l Associatio n o f Audubo n Societies , succeede d i n 190 1 i n gettin g th e Florid a legislatur e t o enac t bird ;protectio n laws . Bu t th e Stat e ha d n o fund s fo r wardens . T o ..guar d th e majo r nestin g rookerie s o f Sout h Florida , th e nationa l Audubo n organizatio n raise d mone y t o emplo y fou r wardens . On e o f the m wa s Bradley . Kir k Monroe , autho r an d vice-presiden t o f th e Florid a (State ) Audubo n Society , ha d re commende d him . Bradle y wa s appointe d officia l count y gam e warde n i n 190 2 a t th e behes t o f th e Nationa l Committe e o f Audubo n Societies . TH E ROOKERIE S i n th e Cap e Sabl e area , includin g th e fame d Cuthber t rookery , wer e hi s charge . H e wa s so n o f E.R . Bradley , postmaste r a t th e hamle t o f Flamingo . Th e Bradley s wer e fin e people . The y wer e popula r i n Miami , wher e the y ha d formerl y lived , an d the y wer e popu la r i n Flamingo . Mr . Bradley , senior , ha d gon e ther e t o b e lan d agen t fo r Henr y M . Flagler' s lan d company . Flagle r ha d onc e planne d t o buil d hi s Oversea s Railroa d Extensio n vi a Cap e Sabl e t o lin k Florid a track s wit h Cub a an d Sout h Americ a b y freight-ca r ferries . H e change d th e rout e t o Ke y West . Th e Bradley s staye d on . A s a tolerabl e fiddle-player , 35 year-ol d Gu y Bradle y wa s a socia l asse t t o th e isolated , frontie r community . H e wa s clean-cu t an d o n hi s jo b reliabl e an d courageous . Hi s Audubo n employer s als o 'esteeme d hi s energ y an d conscientiousness . Whe n fame d ornithologis t Fran k M . Chapma n returne d fro m tourin g th e rook erie s wit h Bradle y i n 1904 , h e tol d a n interviewe r fo r th e New York Sun: "Tha t ma n Bradle y i s goin g t o b e kille d sometime , H e ha s bee n sho t a t mor e tha n once , an d som e da y the y ar e goin g t o ge t him. " DESPIT E th e obviou s dangers , Bradle y kep t o n wit h hi s job . Th e las t ma n fro m "th e outside " t o se e Bradle y aliv e wa s probabl y Sanfor d L . Cluett , vic e presi den t o f Cluett , Peabod y & Co. , Troy , N.Y. , wh o o n a tri p t o th e Cap e i n 190 5 discovere d th e the n uncharte d ke y no w name d fo r him . H e ha d know n Bradle y sinc e 188 8 i n Pal m Beach . Mr . Cluet t wrot e Apri l 30 , 1948 , o f a cruis e t o th e Cape : "I-spen t severa l day s there , an d Gu y tol d m e o f hi s con nectio n wit h th e Audubo n Societ y — an d furthe r tol d m e tha t h e wa s goin g t o arres t a poache r wh o wa s a dangerou s character . Thi s matte r worrie d hi m very , much , an d h e showe d m e hi s nickel-plated , I believe , 3 2 calibe r pisto l whic h h e carried . I tol d hi m I though t i t wa s altogethe r inadequate . W e sai d good-by e whe n leavin g ther e — i n fact , h e cam e ou t i n hi s rowboa t wit h hi s littl e bo y t o sa y farewell. " EVERYTHIN G THA T HAPPENE D o n Jul y 8 , 1905 , wil l probabl y neve r b e know n exact ly . Witnesse s tol d thei r versions . Ove r . th e years , retellin g b y countles s other s ha s garble d an d twiste d th e details , un ti l ora l version s curren t toda y bea r lit tl e resemblanc e t o th e facts , o n record . I n Ke y Wes t today , fo r example , yo u ca n hea r "ther e wa s a rumo r goin g 'roun d a t th e time " tha t th e troubl e di d no t star t ove r bir d killing . Capt . Walte r Smith' s house , th e gossip s say , ha d jus t bee n burned , an d Bradle y wa s suspected . Bu t th e trut h i s tha t Bradle y ha d bee n i n hi s grave , tw o week s befor e th e hous e wa s burned . Newspaper s i n Ke y West , Pal m Beach , an d Ne w Yor k headline d th e Bradle y trage dy . Th e Mi amiHera Id ha d no t com e int o existenc e then . Bu t i n th e Miami Morning News an d th e Miami Metropolis i t wa s a bi g story . BRADLE Y ha d ha d troubl e wit h Walte r Smit h an d hi s son s before . The y wer e habitua l gam e violators , an d Bradle y ha d arreste d Smit h previously . Smit h an d hi s tw o sons , To m an d Dan , an d tw o me n name d Bake r an d Eldridge , saile d of f Flaming o i n Smith' s schoone r t o nearb y Oyste r Keys , To m an d Da n wen t i n a skif f t o th e rook er y o n th e keys . Soo n th e sounds ' o f thei r shootin g reache d th e shore . Bradle y starte d fo r th e schoone r i n a skiff . Smit h fire d a sho t i n th e ai r t o summo n hi s sons . The y cam e ou t o f th e rooker y wit h dea d birds . Befor e Bradle y arrived , the y wer e aboar d th e schooner . Whe n h e approached , Smit h aske d hi m wha t h e wanted . " I wan t you r son , Tom, " Bradle y said . Smit h aske d i f h e ha d a warrant . "Som e furthe r tal k ensued, " th e Miami Morning News recounted , "whic h ende d b y Smit h shootin g Bradle y dead . Smit h as sert s Bradle y fire d first , an d h e fire d i n self-defense. " Th e sho t struc k Bradle y i n hi s lef t breast . Whethe r h e die d instantl y o r slowl y wil l neve r b e known , fo r accordin g t o th e newspape r account , "The n Smit h an d hi s son s upsai l an d lef t fo r Ke y West , no t eve n stoppin g t o se e i f Bradle y wa s dea d o r not , an d leavin g th e bod y afloa t in.th e skif f a t the-merc y o f th e win d an d waves. . . Bradley' s sid e o f th e cas e wil l neve r b e told , an d bu t littl e o f i t ca n b e surmised. " I N KE Y WEST , Smit h pointe d t o a bul le t hol e i n hi s mast . Whethe r Bradle y o r Smit h actuall y pu t .th e hol e ther e i s a n unanswere d question . S.L . Roberts , know n i n Flaming o a s "Uncl e Steve, " testifie d tha t Smit h ha d tol d hi m i n Apri l — thre e month s befor e th e shootin g —"tha t Bradle y ha d arrest e d hi m fo r shootin g i n th e rooker y an d tha t h e (Smith).ha d a Wincheste r rifl e an d tha t i f Bradle y eve r attempte d t o arres t hi m agai n h e woul d certainl y kil l th e warden. " Smit h wa s hel d i n th e Monro e Count y jai l fo r th e gran d jury , i n defaul t o f $5,00 0 bond . BRADLEY' S BOD Y wa s foun d th e da y afte r th e shootin g i n hi s skif f nea r Sawfis h Hole . A n inques t wa s hel d b y Justic e o f th e Peac e Lowe , an d th e bod y wa s buried . Meanwhile , Mr . an d Mrs . Bradley , senior , wer e o n a cruis e i n thei r sail boa t visitin g friend s a t Pal m Beach . The y reache d Miam i si x day s afte r their ^ son' s death , th e da y th e Miami Metropolis printe d th e firs t account . The y wer e tie d u p a t th e Hote l doc k an d didn' t se e th e paper . . Ho w the y learne d o f Guy' s deat h wa s tol d th e nex t da y b y th e Miami Morning News. "I t happene d also, " th e pape r said , "tha t the y wer e clos e friend s o f Rev . E V . Blackman , an d whe n Mr . Blackma n rea d th e articl e i n th e Metropolis yesterday , h e calle d a t th e boa t t o se e Mr . an d Mrs . Bradley . H e showe d the m th e ite m an d i t wa s th e firs t the y ha d hear d o f th e trou ble . The y wer e engulfe d i n grief , an d Mrs . Bradle y wa s completel y overcome.. . Capt. Georg e Meyer s o f th e launc h Clar a ha s kindl y consente d t o to w Mr . Bradley' s boa t t o Flamingo. " Th e Palm Beach News said : "Surpris e an d sorro w struc k al l th e olde r inhabi tant s o f th e Lak e Wort h section , whe n the y hear d o f th e shootin g t o deat h o f Gu y Bradle y nea r hi s hom e a t Flaming o b y Capt . Smith...I t wa s a strang e affai r an d possibl y th e en d i s no t yet. " Th e Nationa l Associatio n o f Audubo n Societie s retaine d Stat e Senato r W . Hun t Harri s o f Ke y Wes t an d Col . J.T . Saunder s o f Miam i t o assis t th e Stat e i n th e prose cution . TH E STOR Y kep t makin g headlines , eve n amon g suc h importan t event s as : th e Flor id a Eas t Coas t Railwa y wa s busy^i n Miam i wit h preparation s o n th e Oversea s Exten sio n t o Ke y West . A larg e forc e o f me n wa s buildin g a n immens e suppl y warehous e . sout h o f th e termina l dock s o n th e ba y front . Bid s wer e opene d fo r constructio n o f th e Lon g Ke y viaduct , th e firs t o f th e grea t span s t o lin k th e keys . Th e surve y fo r drainin g th e Ever glade s wa s finished . Yello w feve r ha d broke n ou t i n Ne w Orleans . Florid a wa s quarantine d agains t Ne w Orlean s travellers . Commande r Rober t E . Peary , a t th e Gran d Unio n hotel , sai d th e Pear y Arcti c Clu b neede d $30,00 0 mor e t o star t fo r th e Nort h Pole . Miami' s highwa y lin k wit h th e "outsid e world " wa s nearin g completion ; wor k o n th e las t stretc h t o complet e th e roa d connectio n wit h Pal m Beac h wa s progress in g rapidl y betwee n Ft . Lauderdal e an d Delray . Th e paper s headlined : "INDIGNAN T NEIGHBOR S BUR N SMITH'S ' HOUS E — FLAMING O PEOPL E INCENSE D OVE R KILLIN G O F GU Y BRAD LE Y . " DATE D FRO M Ke y West , th e articl e told , "th e negr o an d hi s wif e wh o wer e occupyin g Smith' s hous e sinc e h e cam e her e t o giv e himsel f -up , wer e ordere d t. o mov e out , an d a s soo n a s the y wer e out , th e torc h wa s applie d an d everythin g tha t woul d bur n wa s destroyed . "Thi s ac t show s tha t th e resident s o f Flaming o ar e indignan t ove r th e kill in g o f Gu y Bradle y an d tha t i t would ' b e unwis e fo r Smit h t o retur n there , i f h e i s released. " Fiv e month s afte r 'Smit h ha d slai n Bradley , h e wa s released . Perhap s th e Flaming o resident s realize d befor e the y wen t t o Ke y Wes t t o testif y tha t the y coul d giv e littl e helpfu l informatio n an d ha d applie d wha t "Monro e Count y jus tice " the y coul d b y burnin g Smith' s hous e befor e the y wen t dow n t o th e hearing . TH E GRAN D JUR Y sitting , i n th e Stat e Circui t Cour t a t Ke y Wes t "deeme d th e 'evidenc e o f th e Stat e insufficien t t o brin g th e accuse d t o tria l an d faile d t o presen t a tru e bill , th e resul t bein g th e sam e a s a n acquitta l o f th e defendant. " Attorne y Saunder s sai d th e Stat e mad e a ver y wea k case . Th e witnesse s fo r th e Stat e coul d giv e n o testimon y o f direc t importance . Al l o f Smith' s witnesse s — thos e wh o wer e wit h hi m o n th e schoone r an d th e onl y one s wh o sa w th e shootin g — swor e Bradle y sho t first . N o other s coul d sa y the y sa w th e tragedy . Conse . quently , th e Stat e faile d i n th e prose cution . "Ever y movemen t mus t hav e martyrs , an d Gu y Bradle y i s th e firs t marty r t o th e caus e of-bir d protection, " Presiden t Dutche r o f th e Nationa l Associatio n o f Audubo n Societie s stated . " A hom e i s broke n up , childre n lef t fatherless , thei r mothe r widowed , a faith fu l an d devote d warde n cu t of f i n th e movement . Fo r what ? Tha t a fe w mor e plum e bird s migh t b e secure d t o ador n heartles s women' s bonnets ! Heretofore , th e pric e ha s bee n th e lif e o f birds . No w huma n bloo d i s added. " A MARKE R fo r th e grav e o f Bradle y a t Cap e Sabl e wa s provide d b y th e Florid a (State ) Audubo n Society . Th e Nationa l Associatio n bough t Wido w Bradle y a cottag e sh e selecte d i n Ke y West . Ther e sh e reare d th e tw o orpha n son s wh o stil l liv e i n Ke y West . Later , explorer s foun d i n th e jungl e o n th e shor e o f Seve n Pal m Lak e anothe r memorial . Th e trun k o f a great , nativ e roya l pal m bor e th e carefull y carve d in scription , "G.M.B. , Jan . 31 , 1901 , 12m. , fo r F.E.C . Lan d Co. " Immediatel y arouse d b y th e murder , publi c opinio n wa s eve n mor e strongl y i n favo r o f bir d protection . Bu t publi c opinio n di d no t reduc e th e ris k fo r war den s i n patrollin g th e wildernes s rook eries . Thre e year s afte r Bradley' s mur de r Columbu s G . McLeod , anothe r Audubo n warden , wa s kille d i n th e Charlott e Har bo r area . TH E PRIC E o f plume s wa s high . Th e bird s wer e scarcer , an d th e poacher s bolder . Stat e laws , enforce d onl y b y th e fe w me n th e Audubo n fund s coul d af ford , wer e no t th e answer . Bradley' s deat h taugh t th e conservationist s that . I f th e grea t movemen t i n th e nam e o f th e bir d painte r and.conservationist s wer e t o sav e th e bird s o f th e Everglade s fro m extinction , somethin g els e wa s needed . TH E FEATHE R FIGH T NEARL Y FIV E YEAR S afte r th e bullet pierce d bod y o f Audubo n Warde n Gu y M . Bradle y ha d bee n col d i n it s grav e a t Cap e Sable , an d mor e tha n a thousan d mile s away , Charle s Eva n Hughes , Governo r o f Ne w Yor k State , poise d hi s pe n ove r th e Audubo n Plumag e Bill . The n h e signe d th e histori c act . I t an d subsequen t laws , plu s th e watc h b y Audubo n warden s ove r rookeries , save d th e beautifu l bird s fo r th e Everglade s Nationa l Park . Tha t wa s i n 1910 . Th e la w wa s a victoriou s clima x i n th e bitte r struggl e fo r bir d protectio n t o whic h Gu y Bradle y wa s a martyr . I f peopl e wondere d wha t reall y wa s behin d th e Bradle y murder , the y kne w b y th e tim e th e Audubo n Plumag e Bil l wa s , passe d i n Albany . O n th e surface , th e murde r looke d lik e th e resul t o f a simpl e persona l conflict . Bradley , a s Audubo n warde n protectin g th e plume-bearin g bird s i n th e Cap e are a ha d trie d t o arres t a commercia l bir d shooter , an d kille d Bradley . H e resiste d FO R A LON G TIM E AFTER , th e Nationa l Associatio n o f Audubo n Societie s coul d no t ge t me n t o tak e warde n jobs . Som e .o f th e character s aroun d th e Cap e wer e know n t o b e tough . Wha t mad e the m s o quic k o n th e trigger , no t onl y t o kil l birds , bu t t o spil l huma n blood ? I t wa s no t onl y a t th e Cape ; othe r warden s wer e sho t a t elsewhere . TW O LEADIN G FIGURE S i n conservatio n soo n furnishe d th e answe r — Mr . Dutcher , firs t presiden t o f th e Nationa l Audubo n organization , an d T . Gilber t Pearson , it s astute , Florida-reared , Quake r legislativ e representative . The y studie d fundamenta l causes . Milliner s fo r year s ha d playe d o n th e primitiv e desir e o f wome n fo r adorn ment . Th e tender-hearte d sex , i n larg e part , ha d thoughtlessl y succumbe d t o th e appea l o f bir d plume s — an d eve n whole , stuffe d bird s — o n thei r hats . Th e milliner y busines s mad e millions . Feather s wer e eas y t o us e i n obtainin g highl y ornamenta l effects . The y cam e alread y designe d i n gracefu l forms . The y wer e alread y colore d withou t th e ai d o f man-mad e dyes . The y cam e Chea p — a t first . . Then , a s th e craz e fo r feather s wa s deftl y promoted , grea t deman d reduce d th e supply. . Price s t o hunter s wen t high er . The y hunte d harder , sho t faster . PEARSO N INVESTIGATE D al l aspect s o f th e business . H e sa w ho w th e shootin g wa s don e i n th e Everglade s an d o n th e coas t o f th e Carolinas . Th e traffi c in cluded , no t onl y egrets , herons , an d roseat e spoonbill s o f Florida , bu t gull s an d tern s o f th e Atlanti c coasts . No t onl y part s o f birds , bu t whol e ones , suc h a s terns , wer e use d i n weight y ha t decorations . Th e shootin g an d shippin g le d mainl y t o on e cente r Ne w Yor k City . Thoug h the y mad e a goo d living , th e plum e hunt er s wer e smal l fry . Th e reall y fa t profit s wer e i n th e urba n feathe r mark ets . Tha t th e prettie s fo r th e hat s cos t th e live s o f birds , som e o f the m b y hor rible , lingerin g death , th e tradesma n naturall y di d no t emphasize . Tha t som e specie s wer e o n th e verg e o f extinctio n wa s no t a concern , excep t tha t bein g rarer , th e pric e wa s highe r an d th e profit s greater . Th e me n an d wome n wh o carrie d th e wil d lif e conservatio n banne r i n th e nam e o f Audubo n wondere d i f th e head quarter s o f destructio n coul d b e eradi cated . Coul d thi s rich ; entrenche d busi nes s b e declare d illegal ? Wa s th e feminin e fascinatio n fo r feathere d adornmen t a n inheren t instinct , o r wa s i t merel y a trade-promote d fashio n tha t coul d b e change d fo r somethin g les s bloody ? Amon g th e arden t supporter s o f th e Audubo n bird-protectio n progra m wer e man y thoughtfu l women . Th e others , certainly , ha d neve r hear d th e facts . PEARSO N AN D DUTCHE R — an d man y other s — • pioneer s i n th e risin g cam

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2 3 2 2 Indoor or outdoor dining in historic Old Town garden setting Lunc h 113 Dinne r fro m 6:0 0 294-300 0 303WhiteheadSt . paig n fo r conservatio n o f America' s natura l resources , stumpe d th e lectur e halls . Wit h lanter n slide s the y ex plaine d th e valu e o f bird s — t o farmers , t o sportsmen , t o nature-lovers , t o human itarians . The y appeale d o n th e basi s o f thei r economi c valu e an d t o aestheti c appreciatio n o f the m a s songster s an d livin g embellishment s i n th e out-of doors . The y found , lik e nearl y al l who , befor e o r since , hav e pleade d th e caus e o f conservation , tha t many , mor e peopl e wer e i n favo r tha n against . A s th e campaig n o f educatio n progressed , Pear son-registere d i n Alban y i n Januar y 191 0 a s lobbyis t t o pu t throug h th e Audubo n Plumag e Bill . Th e newspaper s soo n calle d th e con tes t "th e feathe r fight. " I t wa s a heart y clash , imbued , no t onl y wit h emo tions , bu t th e actio n element s o f first clas s newspape r stories . ASSEMBLYMA N Jame s She a o f Esse x Count y introduce d th e bill . Assemblyma n Alfre d E . Smit h heade d th e oppositio n i n th e lowe r chamber . Judg e Juliu s Meye r represente d th e Easter n Milliner y Asso ciation , an d Benjami n Feiner , attorney , appeare d fo r th e Feather'Importer s Asso ciatio n o f Ne w York . Th e kin d o f hoku m th e milliner s ha d bee n givin g wome n whe n the y sol d the m th e be-feathere d bonnet s wa s reveale d i n Feiner. 1 s contentio n tha t th e egret s wer e no t kille d t o ge t th e feathers . Th e plume s were'she d feather s tha t th e hunt er s picke d u p unde r trees , h e said . Th e Audubo n testimony , o f course , wa s tha t th e adul t egret s wer e kille d — an d i n th e nestin g season , whe n thei r lace y plume s wer e a t thei r best . A s a result , th e nestling s die d of " slo w starva tion , and,the specie s wa s rapidl y nearin g extinctio n b y th e most crue l methods . Plume s receive d b y th e feathe r dealers , wit h th e birds 1 ' ski n attached , wer e show n i n proof . A N INDICATIO N o f th e rea l basi s o f oppositio n t o th e legislatio n tha t woul d prohibi t traffi c i n bir d plume s cam e i n th e revelatio n o f Alliso n Brothers , a fir m o f milliners , wh o reporte d that i n a yea r the y ha d sol d $200,00 0 wort h o f egre t plumes . Th e bill , nevertheless , wa s reporte d favorabl y b y th e considerin g committee . Beside s man y new s stories , i t inspire d a n unusua l editoria l i n th e New York Times. "Wha t san e argumen t an d goo d exampl e canno t d o t o arous e wome n t o a sens e o f ba d tast e an d cruelt y i n wearin g feather s an d stuffe d birds , th e la w canno t b e ex pecte d t o accomplish, " th e Times opined . Feine r sen t a cop y t o eac h assemblyman . Th e New York Mail' published " a stor y allegin g tha t lobbyist s an d go-between s ha d spen t $12,00 0 t o defeat th e bil l an d th e feathe r trad e wa s raisin g more . Whe n th e bil l cam e u p fo r vote , Al fre d E . Smit h le d th e argumen t agains t it , contendin g i t woul d destro y a grea t industry . I t wa s allege d tha t 20,00 0 worker s woul d b e throw n out o f employ men t an d investment s o f $17,000,00 0 woul d b e lost . Smit h mad e on e o f hi s lowes t scores . Th e bil l wo n 10 8 t o 15 . NEXT , th e milliner s worke d o n th e •senate . The y mad e suc h statement s a s " I sugges t ever y ma n wh o vote s fo r suc h a bil l b e promptl y boycotte d b y ever y woma n o f hi s acquaintance, " an d " I pro tes t agains t an y man' s dictatin g i n any wa y wha t an y woma n shal l wear. " Attorne y Feiner , i n appearin g befor e th e senators , stil l stuc k t o hi s stor y tha t egre t plume s wer e droppe d feathers . Pearso n agai n showe d th e scalp s o f egrets . Th e bil l wa s amende d t o allo w milli ner s tim e t o dispos e o f thei r stock s o n hand , an d th e senat e passe d it . Onl y thre e dissented . Th e victor y ha d cos t a grea t deal ; tha t is , fo r th e thi n treasur y o f th e Audubo n societies . Ther e ha d bee n th e salar y o f Pearso n an d travel SON Y A T SWIFT' S TH E BES T CHRISTMA S GIFT S AB E TH E ONE S THA T DON' T FI T I N AN Y STOCKINGS . A CASSETT E RECORDE R FO R BOATIN G THAT'L L KEE P YO U OU T O F HO T WATER . &&(«£, . Wit h Sony' s ne w KV-195 1 colo r television , you'l l ge t a brighter , sharpe r pictur e tha n wit h an y ordinar y TV . That' s becaus e o f Sony' s revolutionar y Trinitro n Plu s system , 100 % soli d stat e circuitry , Lumisponder , a ligh t sensin g syste m tha t automaticall y adjust s brightnes s an d contras t t o changin g roo m light , automati c butto n control s an d Econoquick , Sony' s uniqu e energ y savin g syste m tha t automaticall y shuts of f th e powe r whe n yo u shu t of f th e se t S o eve n thoug h th e KV-195 1 i s new , it'l l giv e yo u al l th e thing s you'v e com e t o expec t fro m Son y fo r years . TRINITRON ! A Son y CF-44 0 cassett e recorde r give s yo u police , fire , marin e an d weathe r report s 2 4 hour s a day . I t ha s automati c shut-of f fo r record , pla y an d power , Sonymati c fo r equa l recordin g eve n a t differen t voic e levels , PS B squelc h controls , cu e an d revie w tha t let s yo u fin d ke y part s o f an y recordin g quickl y an d lot s more . Th e CF-44 0 fro m Sony . A mus t fo r smoot h sailing . . <1T'SAS0N" T 423DUVALST . 296-857 6 lin g expenses . Ther e ha d bee n som e tele grams , and , o f course , th e lif e o f Gu y M . Bradley . # # I t wa s Ma y 7 , 1910 , jus t fiv e year s les s tw o month s an d a day , fro m th e dat e Bradle y ha d bee n sacrifice d t o Everglade s bir d protection , whe n Governo r Hughe s signe d th e bill . PEARSO N RECALLE D tha t Hughe s aske d only , on e d[uestion . I t wa s abou t a re cen t U.S . Suprem e Cour t decisio n uphold in g a simila r Louisian a bill . I t ha d take n a lon g tim e t o buil d u p t o thi s vita l Ne w Yor k Stat e ac t tha t struc k a t th e hear t o f th e Everglade s feathe r trade . A fe w year s later , th e plum e hunter s had . t o b e deal t wit h again . Th e pric e o f egrets , no w raritie s i n commerce , ha d gon e u p terrifically . , They , becam e wort h twic e thei r weigh t i n gol d i n Europe . Th e hunter s bega n smug glin g the m ou t o f th e Everglades , vi a Havan a t o Londo n an d Paris . The y the n cam e int o Ne w Yor k a s "imported. " I t too k mor e arduou s wor k b y Pearson , backe d b y Audubo n societ y member s an d officials , t o brin g abou t Federa l legi slation . Custom s law s soo n prevente d th e importation . TODAY , no w tha t th e cruel " method s o f obtainin g egre t plumes , no t onl y in-th e Unite d States , bu t i n Sout h America , ar e widel y known , ther e i s littl e deman d i n America . Th e illega l huntin g tha t persist s i n th e Everglade s toda y i s mainl y b y loca l hunter s for . foo d an d b y a fe w visitin g killers . Th e usua l efficien t curtail ment s ar e bein g applie d b y th e Nationa l Par k Service , th e U.S . Fis h an d Wildlif e Service , Stat e gam e wardens , an d th e Nationa l Audubo n Society . (Fashions change and change back again. According to Th e Miam i Heral d (11-5-77), Paris has decreed ostrich plumes and cockerel feathers to be in style this year. "Feathers can be wonderful fashion toys," gurgled Heral d fashion writer Margarita Fichtner, "because they 're lightweight, graceful and full of implied femininity. " Disadvantages, she warned blithely, include overuse, making the wearer look like "a cross between the White Owl cigargirl and a nesting hen." Feathers also "tend to drag in the soup...may dause your danaing partner to sneeze... and they tickle. " Not a word about the disadvantages to the bird, though. If ostriches and cockerels are to be martyred to female vanity and commercial greed this year, will egrets and spoonbills be safe next year? Will modern, enlightened women follow blindly the dictates of fashion, or are they aware enough to avoid the "badge of cruelty?" Or did Guy Bradley die in vain after all?) divin g adventures , ree f trips , air , rentals , PS? ) instructio n & th e HILTO N HA V .1,nex t t o th e y a PS? ) instructio n & sale s XyM th e HILTO N HAVE N MOTE L MiS 1 h lu b 6-692 5 Secon d locatio n a t Bo w Channe l Marina , Mil e Marke r 2 0 GREEN E STREE T Duva t Stree t [ON E BLOC K AWAY ) staine d glas s macram e custo m wor k jewelr y 20 8 TELEGRAP H LN . 294-440 0 41 6 Green e Stree t Upstair s Custo m • y air-brushe d *£^ ~ ••• « •;•• : : ... . shirt s • 41 4 Green e St . 4 (Jus t 3 door s fro m Capt . Tony' s * » f Ke y Wes t

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2 5 DUVA L Gingerbrea d Squar e Galler y 90 3 Duva ! Street , Ke y West , FAHStlNGTO N GALLERIE S 71 1 Duva l Stree t Th e Guil d Hal l Worksho p 61 4 Duva l Stree t CUMSUNSHINE' S ART S & CRAFT S KE Y LIM E SQUAR E ARTIST S UNLIMITE D T O SEL L A TELEPHON E b y Richar d Goodspee d TH E FURNITUR E STOR E o n Bi g Coppit t Ke y i s reall y ou t afte r business . Fo r week s it s plaintiv e voic e ha s com e ove r th e radio , jus t afte r th e mornin g news , tellin g u s tha t w e ca n hav e credi t ther e eve n i f we'v e onl y bee n livin g i n th e Key s a shor t tim e an d hav e neve r estab lishe d credi t before . Thi s morning , th e stor e ha d a n eve n mor e pleadin g pitch . Bi g Coppit t Ke y i s a lon g wa y fro m downtow n Ke y West , th e . cente r o f populatio n fo r thi s en d o f th e Keys . Lot s o f peopl e fro m Ke y Wes t woul d probabl y bu y somethin g a t th e furnitur e stor e i f the y coul d jus t ge t there . Th e stor e therefor e announce d tha t i t woul d sen d car s t o carr y shopper s t o th e stor e an d retur n the m t o thei r homes . I T MA Y B E tha t al l thi s i s a sig n tha t th e stor e i s goin g under , an d tha t it s managemen t i s gettin g desperate . O r i t ma y b e tha t th e managemen t realize s tha t th e mor e peopl e i t ca n coa x throug h it s store , an d th e easie r i t make s i t fo r thes e peopl e t o buy , th e greate r wil l b e it s profit . HO W DIFFEREN T tha t i s from , say , Souther n Bel l Telephon e Company' s approac h t o th e ne w customer . Her e i s a compan y tha t doesn' t hav e t o worr y abou t profits . I f i t ca n prov e it' s no t makin g a n ade quat e retur n o n investment , th e Publi c Servic e Commissio n wil l giv e i t permis sio n t o increas e rates . I t i s a monopoly , s o th e la w o f suppl y "an d deman d i s sus pende d o r greatl y modifie d i n it s case : a rat e hik e doe s no t driv e customer s t o a competito r i n droves . An d th e Publi c Servic e Commissio n look s mainl y a t th e balanc e sheets . I t doe s no t as k wha t th e compan y i s doin g t o increas e it s sale s — t o brin g i n addition a l customers . I f i t did , woul d i t fin d Souther n Bel l offerin g t o pic k u p potentia l i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i t i i i i i » i i Mrs.Biddle & CAND Y STOR E AN D IC E CREA M PARLO R Ic e Cream s Candie s i n th e Ol d Traditio n 3 0 I 7 day s m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 TTT f 1 1 1 1 m \ 1 \ < 1 1 1 1 coole r simonton&fron t customer s an d brin g the m i n t o appl y fo r phones ? Woul d i t fin d Souther n Bel l in vitin g youn g peopl e who'v e neve r establish e d credi t t o ope n a charg e accoun t an d ; pa y of f thei r installatio n fee s ove r a year' s time ? Woul d i t eve n fin d th e South; er n Bel l staff • tha t deal s wit h th e publi c • treatin g tha t publi c i n a wa y designe d t o mak e i t as k fo r mor e o f whateve r Bell' s ; selling ? , I . LET' S DEA L wit h th e las t questio n '' first . Th e othe r da y I droppe d i n a t th e offic e o n Simonto n Stree t t o pa y m y phon e bill . Th e chec k wa s al l mad e out . I t woul d onl y tak e a fe w second s t o dro p i t i n th e cashier' s tray , s o I ha d parke d blockin g th e Souther n Bel l drivewa y nex t t o th e office . I wa s i n a hurr y t o ge t ou t an d mov e th e car , the-geograph y o f th e situatio n bein g wha t i t wa s (th e ca r wa s withi n a stone' s thro w o f th e polic e station) . I n m y way , however , wa s a heavy-se t lad y wh o wa s jus t steppin g u p t o th e win dow . Sh e ha d a lon g explanatio n t o giv e th e woma n behin d th e glass , an d m y im patienc e turne d t o interes t a s I watche d th e clerk' s reaction . I t wa s jus t plai n mean . Th e custome r ha d misunderstoo d 'he r bil l an d wa s tryin g no t onl y t o pa y to o much , bu t als o t o kee p he r ow n account s straigh t b y havin g th e cashie r tak e par t o f th e paymen t ou t o f on e handfu l o f cash , an d th e res t o f i t ou t o f anothe r handful . Th e cashie r tol d he r savagel y tha t sh e wa s wrong , tha t this wa s wha t th e bil l said , an d wha t di d sh e wan t he r t o do ? Th e custome r sighe d an d sai d t o tak e i t al l ou t o f thi s money , an d whe n th e trans . actio n wa s don e ease d hersel f wearil y ou t th e door . Whe n th e wa y wa s clear , I slippe d m y bil l an d chec k int o th e tra y unde r th e glas s an d sneake d ou t quickly , thu s avoid \ in g a tongu e lashin g I probabl y deserve d fo r something . S o muc h fo r thoughtful , A SILVE R BEL L FO R YOU R CHRISTMA S TRE E A lovel y Christma s memento , thi s charmin g silverplate d bel l make s a beautifu l tre e decoration. . Hav e i t engrave d wit h th e dat e (Christma s 1977 ) an d star t a continuin g famil y tradition , buyin g a ne w engrave d bel l ever y year . Engraved : "Christma s 1977 " $9.5 0 Engraved : "Christmas " $8.5 0 Plai n • , • $7.5 0 b y BEACHCOMBE R JEWELER S KevwesT' a MOS T COMPLET E JEWELR Y STOR E PHON E 3O 5 396-581 ! P . O . Bo x 151 9 KE Y PLAZ A SHOPPIN G CENTE R KE Y WEST , FLORID A 33O4 O courteou s treatmen t o f th e customer . A S FO R INVITIN G youn g peopl e who'v e neve r establishe d credi t t o ope n a n ac count , Souther n Bel l i s a lon g wa y fro m endorsin g o r adoptin g th e polic y o f th e furnitur e store . On e o f m y youthfu l friend s wh o wa s sharin g a n apartmen t wit h a youn g marrie d coupl e notice d tha t ther e wa s a disconnected,phon e i n th e apartment . Sh e decide d t o se e abou t havin g i t hooke d . int o th e Grea t System . Bu t th e Grea t Syste m wante d a deposi t o f $7 5 pe r occu pant , plu s a $4 5 installatio n fee . That' s on e potentia l custome r th e compan y manage d t o ge t ri d o f i n a hurry . I calle d th e compan y a s I wa s writin g thi s t o se e wha t rang e o f deposi t the y as k for . Th e lad y I talke d wit h sai d sh e wa s no t allowe d t o divulg e tha t informa tion . I suppos e ther e ar e vali d busines s reason s fo r no t divulgin g it , bu t I ha d t o wonde r i s Souther n Bel l wa s perhap s ashame d o f something . . ( I hereb y admi t t o deviousness : I didn' t tel l he r I wa s writin g a n article , bu t instea d sai d I wa s inquirin g fo r a youn g coupl e tha t live d i n a n apartmen t i n m y hous e — i n whic h ther e wa s jus t th e smalles t grai n o f truth. ) A S FO R DRIVIN G peopl e dow n t o th e offic e t o appl y fo r phones, n o on e reall y expect s Souther n Bel l t o d o that . Thi s i s a profi t los s leade r ( a servic e o r pric e tha t i s no t expecte d t o mak e a profit ) fo r th e furnitur e stor e — on e tha t help s i t t o compet e wit h store s tha t ar e locate d mor e conveniently . Ther e ar e othe r profi t los s leader s tha t th e phon e compan y certainl y coul d us e t o it s advantage , howeve r an d i n fac t ha s use d an d probabl y stil l use s i n som e part s o f th e country . On e o f thes e i s th e practic e o f chargin g less , tha n i t cost s th e compan y t o instal l a ne w phon e o r mov e a subscriber' s phon e t o a ne w address . B y chargin g a s muc h a s $5 2 fo r installin g a singl e phon e a t a ne w location , ou r phon e compan y i s eliminatin g LOCATE D I N OL D KE Y WES T Nex t to.th e Aquariu m a t /vfallor y Squar e REE F TRIP S Beginner s o r Experience d Fre e Snorkelin 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 a lo t o f potentia l customer s (an d profit) . I don' t know.wha t th e rang e o f charge s i s fo r movin g a subscriber' s phone , bu t I kno w o f on e cas e wher e tha t charg e cos t Bel l a customer . FRIEND S O F MINE , a marrie d coupl e • wit h on e child , move d recentl y fro m a tin y bungalo w they' d rente d fo r abou t a yea r int o a newl y renovate d apartment . Whe n the y inquire d abou t transferrin g phon e servic e t o th e ne w apartment , the y wer e tol d i t woul d cos t abou t $40 . Wel l educate d peopl e wit h stead y bu t low-payin g jobs , the y ha d alread y pai d ove r $60 0 i n ren t an d deposit s o n th e apartment , plu s othe r larg e deposit s fo r necessar y utili ties . The y couldn' t affor d th e $40 , s o decide d t o dro p phon e service . Becaus e Souther n Bel l woul d no t tak e a los s (o r perhap s a bi g enoug h loss ) i n th e trans fe r o f thi s family' s phone , th e compan y wil l d o withou t it s monthl y fe e an d lon g distanc e revenues . I DON' T CAR E whethe r th e furnitur e . stor e o n Bi g Coppit t Ke y lure s customer s i n o r drive s the m away . Bu t I d o car e whethe r Souther n Bel l bring s the m i n o r chase s the m out . A s a subscriber , I pa y a shar e o f Souther n Bell' s overhea d an d profit . I' d lik e Souther n Bel l t o collec t ne w subscriber s t o hel p m e carr y tha t load . It' s u p t o Souther n Bel l t o g o ou t an d sig n 'e m u p — an d t o kee p 'e m onc e it' s go t 'em . An d it' s u p t o th e Publi c Ser vic e Commissio n t o as k ver y criticall y wha t th e compan y i s doin g t o ge t thos e ne w customer s rushin g i n — an d t o preven t ol d customer s fro m rushin g out . I t look s t o m e a s i f bot h th e compan y an d th e Com mission , i n thi s respec t a t least , ar e lettin g m e down . creator s innovator s creator s innovator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s creator s innovator s creator s innovator s creator s innovator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s creator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s innovators . innovator s innovator s innovator s innovator s AL L ADVERTISIN G ART S IKAIPIEIK A Game s Parlo r CHES S C O BACKGAMMO N DOMINO S SCRABBL E CHECKER S ETC . LARG E SELECTIO N O F QUALIT Y TABL E GAME S FO R SAL E Tes t you r skil l agains t on e o f ou r "Ches s Challenger " computer s INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE IN ALL GAME S REFRESHMENT S SERVE D OPE N DAIL Y 1 2 NOO N 1 1 P M 1220' A SIMONTO N ST . 296-28S S [Acros s from Denni s Pharmacy ] TOURNAMENT S WIT H CAS H PRIZE S A Ke y Wes t Institutio n fo r 2 7 Year s 53 4 Flemin g St . i s mor e tha n jus t a complet e bookshop . W e ar e als o Santa' s helper s for : GREETIN G CARD S Dat e book s Calendar s Map s The.N.Y . Revie w o f Book s KE Y WES T AN D MARATHO N

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fcftPWNE BETTLE' 5 NUR$ER Y we "have hanging COM E I N AN D SE E OU R CHRISTMA S DISPLA Y KE Y WES T KFASHIOM I 1SLAMORAD A MARATHO N KEYWES T MIAM I FT . LAUDERDAL E SILVE R SPRING S ST . PET E BEAC H CLEARWATE R WINTE R PAR K DAYTON A BEAC H VER O BEAC H JACKSONVILL E HOUSTO N HILTO N HEA D K I A W A H ISLAN D VIRGINI A BEAC H ANNAPOLI S BALTIMOR E GATLINBUR G NANTUCKE T -the Th e peopl e a t Th e Her b Garde n fee l tha t foo d i s a blessing . Foo d shoul d alway s b e pre pare d wit h jo y an d eate n wit h grac e s o tha t i t ma y nouris h th e sou l a s wel l a s th e body . Th e Her b Garde n offer s yo u a n alternativ e o f natura l foods , whol e grai n foods , food s withou t additives , preservatives , chemicals , hormones , o r pesticides . (Ofte n bu t no t necessaril y organic. ) Ove r 30 0 herb s an d 10 0 spice s ar e availabl e fo r you r pleasur e o f cooking . Visi t Th e Her b Garde n locate d a t 90 0 Southar d Stree t i n Ke y West . 90 0 SOUTHAR D ST . 294-910 3 ROOTS * Som e Impression s (Like most of Key West, I was tremendously impressed with the Island Hoots festival. I had planned to write an introduction for the pieaes on this page and I was going to begin with the word "wow." When I saw this marvelous letter that appeared in the Sunday Citizen. , I knew that I' couldn't do better and that it said what I wanted to say from the first "wow" to the "amen." Ed. ) A "ROOTS " PRAYE R 2 7 Editor , Th e Citizen: Wow J Wha t a fantastic , superb , wonderfu l da y i n Ke y Wes t Roots . Everyone , al l th e beautifu l peopl e fro m th e Ba hama s an d al l th e beautifu l peopl e fro m Ke y West , upwar d t o 20,00 0 enjoye d themselve s immensely . Novembe r 19 , 197 7 wil l undoubtedl y becom e par t o f th e histor y o f th e Bahama s an d Ke y West , Florida , U.S.A . Thi s definitel y wa s a n inter nationa l event . I t al l becam e b y th e persona l contributio n an d grea t dedicatio n o f folk s lik e E d Swift , Id a Barron , Bett y Bruc e an d al l th e other s wh o pu t togethe r thi s outstand in g program . The y certainl y demonstrate d exceptiona l skill , whic h require d man y hour s of har d wor k an d al l o f th e citi zen s o f bot h nation s wil l en thusiasticall y acclai m thei r accomplishment . Thei r per formanc e wil l reflec t a re peate d experienc e o f gratitud e t o al l Bahamians , Conchs , Ke y Wester s an d visitor s an d mir ro r extrem e satisfactio n an d goo d will . However , on e thin g o f grea t significanc e wa s unin tentionall y over-looke d wit h al l concerne d workin g t o thei r earnest , t o accomplis h thi s excellen t achievement , an d tha t wa s t o invok e th e bless ing s o f th e Deit y wit h a n in vocatio n o r benediction . Th e openin g praye r give n b y Rev eren d Charle s Curr y wil l b e remembere d i n ou r siste r City , s o le t i t b e her e i n Ke y Wes t o n ou r nex t program . 0 God , w e pra y The e tha t w e ma y hol d ou r libert y i n hig h estee m becaus e Tho u ha s no t deal t s o wit h man y nations . W e than k The e fo r thes e wonder fu l countrie s i n whic h w e ar e privilege d t o live . Inspir e th e people s o f Ne w Plymouth , Ke y Wes t an d al l ou r peopl e t o hol d sacre d ou r gloriou s heritage . Ma y w e liv e i n unity . Bless , w e pra y Thee , th e lead er s o f siste r citie s an d ou r countries . Giv e the m Th y wis do m an d strength . Gran t for eve r ou r fellowshi p an d ma y th e Princ e o f Peac e reign , Jesu s Chris t Th y So n ou r Lord . Amen . C.W . (Billy ) Finde r Ke y Wes t Arohiteat Tom Pope and Monrde County Historian Betty Bruce work on the model house which was presented to people of Green Turtle Cay. "Old " Ke y West : A WHE N "ISLAN D FEVER " strike s i n Ke y West , mos t peopl e hea d fo r th e bi g city . Thi s alway s convince s on e tha t islan d lif e i s picturesqu e bu t severel y limitin g i n it s scope . How ever , fo r a ne w perspectiv e o n islan d lif e ma y I .sugges t th e Abacos , th e settin g fo r th e secon d hal f o f th e recen t Is lan d Root s Festival . Tw o chartere d plane s fle w fro m Ke y Wes t t o Treasur e Ca y Sunda y morning , Novembe r 20 , fo r 2 4 hour s o f celebratio n i n ou r siste r city , Ne w Plymouth . ' W e lef t wha t Ne w Plymout h na tive s cal l th e mainlan d (Trea Ne w Perspectiv e sur e Ca y i s seve n mile s long ) an d wer e shuttle d b y wate r tax i t o variou s point s o n Gree n Tur tl e Cay . Visitin g thi s tin y Bahamia n "getaway " acquainte d m e wit h a wa y o f lif e tha t change d m y perspectiv e o n Ke y Wes t a s muc h a s o r mor e tha n a n oper a o r a Dadelan d shoppin g spree . M Y FIRS T IMPRESSIO N o f Ne w Plymout h wa s simila r t o m y firs t impressio n o f Ke y Wes t a tow n wit h tin y street s (althoug h to o smal l t o comfortabl y accomo dat e cars ) line d wit h picke t fence s an d dollhouse-siz e Conc h houses , workin g cistern s an d mm® Environmenta l bliiiici i negr o

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2 8 CUSTO M SANDAL S MAD E I N ON E DA Y Chlo e Lancom e Taba c Araml s Bandi t Ke y Was t Fragranc e : Pierr e Cardl n Christia n Dio r Yve s Sain t Lauren t Givench y 5 ts o a Uurile Perfumas/CosmeUea/Boutlqu e Florid a Kay s Handbag s 43 1 Fron t Stree t Ol d Tow n Squar e Ph . 298-604 6 » f 3 3 . M O ii 3 1 n I I S S 3 S i Rabann e Pac o Fraca s Nin a Rico l Ba l a Versaille s S i 5 Whit e Shoulder s Este e Laude r Kanno n Crep e d e Chin e Balenclag a Ke y lUost . fta . 5JO4 O Pft . (5O5 ) 294-691 1 NE W FRAME S AN D MOLDIN G FO R XMA S W e ar e prou d o f ou r ne w lin e o f han d crafte d frame s an d invit e yo u t o le t u s hel p yo u with.you r framin g needs . an d ^.SpgcJalizJn g /ft/ ' ItL^jLJ ? used clothing} Ik " \ • r L . ^ j Moroaaf t Import s arc d anttow e aothirw \lhdonejia n impor b India n j/nport s r 60 1 Duva i Street , CHANGE S 5O 3 FRON T STREE T designe r appare l , , FRON T for . ' ' O F me n & wome n PIERHou5 E cookhouses , al l shrunke n i n scal e t o fi t a three-mil e lon g miniatur e metropoli s complet e wit h genera l store , library , schoolhous e o n a hill , museu m an d th e Blu e Be e bar . I t wa s perfectl y compact . On e coul d easil y wal k everywher e i n th e immediat e town , an d th e strang e soun d ringin g i n m y ear s wa s quietness . Th e rumbl e an d roa r (an d pollution ) o f traf fi c wa s missing , an d wha t a differenc e i t made ! Th e houses , painte d sun-bleache d shade s o f pink , blue , yello w an d green , ha d curtain s flutterin g i n th e ope n win dow s an d a was h o n th e line . The y wer e rea l homes , an d Disne y ha d n o par t i n this . TH E FIRS T EVENT , whic h generate d hand-clappin g an d foot-tappin g excite ment , wa s th e Roya l Bahama s Polic e Ban d parade . Thes e regall y starche d an d uniforme d me n marche d dow n th e mai n •tree t an d gathere d u p peopl e i n a Pie d -•ipe r processio n t o th e mai n welcomin g ceremon y i n fron t o f th e museum . Voice s wer e hushe d a s official s expresse d thei r interes t an d deligh t i n th e symboli c joinin g o f th e tw o cities , an d anyon e presen t tha t wa s no t o f Bahamia n descen t desperatel y wishe d tha t h e was , s o mov in g wer e som e o f th e storie s recounted . A quarter-inc h scal e mode l .{buil t b y To m Pop e an d Bett y Bruce ) o f a Bahama-styl e hous e dismantle d an d sen t fro m Ne w Ply mout h t o Ke y Wes t i n 184 7 wa s presente d t o th e Alber t Low e Museu m a s Ke y West' s donation . • A champagn e receptio n followe d wher e everyon e ha d th e opportunit y t o mee t Mr . Alber t Lowe , th e craftsma n o f Ne w Plymouth' s shi p mode l gif t t o Ke y West . Anyon e wh o worrie s tha t a n islan d environmen t stunt s creativit y woul d b e reassure d b y Alber t Lowe' s man y fin e an d accurate , shi p model s an d hi s so n Alto n Lowe' s exquisit e painting s o n displa y i n th e museum . Alto n gre w u p i n Ne w Plymout h an d lef t fo r th e firs t tim e a t ag e 1 5 t o trai n i n th e Unite d State s a s a professiona l artist . Althoug h h e ha s fon d memorie s o f villag e lif e a s a child , SHEL L SEEKER S A BEAUTIFU L VARIET Y O F SE A SHELLS , CORAL , CORA L JEWELR Y AN D UNIQU E GIF T ITEMS , AL L VER Y FAIRL Y PRICED . 30 0 Fron t Stree t Open.1 0 a.m . — 8 p.m . WRESTPURflfl T OPE N 6:3 0 A M TI L 1 0 P M PHON E 294-927 9 MALONE Y AVE . & 4t h AVE . ACROS S FRO M BOYD' S • 1 Ib . T-Bon e Stea k $4.9 5 • Ba r B Qu e Ribs , Chicke n & Por k • Shrimp , Oyster s & Scallop s • Ho t Corne d Bee f & Pastram i • Cone y Islan d Frenc h Frie s • Bee r & Win e • Complet e Breakfas t • Homemad e Chil i • Conc h Chowde r & Fritter s SUR F & TUR F $6.9 5 • LOBSTE R DINNE R $5.7 5 W E COO K YOU R FIS H h e no w prefer s mor e constan t contac t wit h th e "rea l world. " W E WER E TREATE D t o "pennycakes " an d othe r authenti c goodie s prepare d i n th e workin g cookhous e behin d th e museum , an d tha t evenin g everyon e assemble d i n Senio r Commissione r Ceci l Marche' s yar d t o ea t a deliciou s dinne r o f seafoo d an d othe r Bahamia n specialtie s an d liste n t o anothe i livel y performanc e b y th e Roya l Bahama s Polic e Band . Thi s tim e the y reall y drov e th e guest s fro m thei r "concer t chairs " t o thei r fee t t o dance ! Th e nex t mornin g th e ban d agai n le d peopl e dow n mai n stree t t o th e locatio n o f th e "Plaitin g o f th e Maypole " — a ritua l unmatche d b y anythin g yo u ma y hav e don e i n elementar y school . Lon g streamers ' o f Ke y Wes t an d Ne w Plymout h color s wer e intermingle d severa l differen t way s b y costume d girl s skippin g t o th e jazz y accompanimen t o f th e band , and , whe n som e townspeopl e wante d a try, everyon e foun d ou t tha t practic e wa s indee d neces sar y fo r suc h a perfectl y performed " rit ual . I T SEEME D a s thoug h w e ha d bot h jus t arrive d an d als o ha d bee n a par t o f thi s communit y fo r mor e tha n th e 2 4 hours . I t wa s tim e t o leave , however , an d every on e mingle d o n th e dock s sayin g las t good-bye s an d exchangin g las t bit s o f information . A s w e returned.home , I wondere d abou t th e commen t I hear d sever a l time s tha t Ne w Plymout h i s a Ke y Wes t o f lon g ago . No w i n comparison , m y island-hom e tha t m y friend s i n th e nort h conside r s o remot e an d detache d fro m realit y seem s noisy , bustling , imperson a l an d i n som e place s no t fade d enoug h t o b e real . I hav e bee n t o th e romanti cize d imag e o f islan d lif e tha t I hav e i n m y mind . b y Phylli s Dwye r Pop e TWENT Y YEAR S AG O I steppe d o n a nai l nea r Monteg o Bay . Tha t evenin g I fle w t o Por t A u Princ e wit h a refurbishe d continue d o n pag e 3 3 WORL D FAMOU S 90 0 BA R Entertainmen t Nightl y Wit h SUNSE T RITUA L 296-923 0 Draf t Bee r • Poo l • T.V . Ope n 7 a.m . til l 4 a.m . 90 0 Simonio n CAELO S FOO D CENTE R invites you to visit our new soup and sandwich shop 9Conch Chowder ®Key Lime Pie, etc. 70 1 Carolin e St . 296-232 1 2 9 VDOfc * Th e Cook' s Bazaa r 611 Duval • 296-6656 som e remark s AUDUBO N NATUR E WALK S ABOU T TWENT Y PEOPL E wer e presen t a t th e secon d o f thi s season' s offerin g o f Audubo n Societ y natur e walk s whic h too k plac e o n Saturda y morning , Novembe r 26th , an d consiste d o f a hik e throug h th e Bi g Pin e Ke y Cactu s Hammoc k an d it s environs . Th e Cactu s Hammock, whic h i s no w admini stere d b y th e federa l government , i s th e locatio n o f suc h varietie s a s barbe d wir e an d prickl y pea r cactuses , a s wel l a s on e endemic.specie s — a tre e cactu s remotel y resemblin g th e familia r nigh t bloomin g tre e cactuse s i n Ke y West . I t als o host s a numbe r o f othe r tree s an d plant s relativel y rar e t o th e Key s — torchwood , mahogany , blac k iron wood , Jamaica n dogwoo d an d th e dreade d an d deadl y manchineel . (Loca l Indian s ar e repute d t o hav e boun d thei r captive s unde r th e manchineel , probabl y th e mos t toxi c o f th e nativ e Sout h Florid a plants . Rai n woul d was h alkaloi d fro m th e leaves ' t o literall y bur n th e ski n of f th e vic tims : Earl y settler s realize d th e toxi cit y o f thi s tre e an d wer e quic k t o cu t i t down, , greatl y reducin g it s numbers. ) PERHAP S TH E MOS T unusua l an d strik in g featur e o f thi s are a i s th e Spanis h moss , otherwis e unknow n t o th e Keys , whic h grow s profusel y i n an d abou t th e hammock . Th e appearanc e o f thi s mos s so..fa r sout h o f it s usua l rang e has, " give n ris e t o muc h speculatio n a s t o it s origin . On e theor y attribute s it s presenc e t o plan t importe r Dr . Perrin e o f India n Ke y massacr e fame , bu t a t an y rate , it s presenc e her e i s spectacula r and,mos t dramatic , a s i t hang s t o th e .groun d i n te n t o fiftee n foo t curtain s fro m larg e blac k mangrov e trees . TH E PORTE D ALLE N CO. , INC . insuranc e -sinc e WLLIA M A . S ^ A 'P«AA H W . FREE.MA K THES E NATUR E WALK S whic h ar e bein g hel d o n th e fourt h Saturda y o f eac h mont h ar e sponsore d b y th e Florid a Key s Audu bo n Societ y (formerl y th e Monro e Count y Audubo n Society ) an d ar e ope n t o th e intereste d public . Nex t month' s wal k wil l b e a mangrov e wal k o n Boo t Ke y i n Maratho n an d wil l b e hel d o n Saturday , Decembe r 17t h (th e fourt h Saturda y i n Decembe r i s Christma s Eve) . Intereste d person s ar e aske d t o assembl e a t 9 a.m . i n th e parkin g lo t o f th e Far o Blanc o Mote l i n Marathon . Propose d walk s fo r th e season , whic h run s fro m Octobe r t o May , includ e visit s t o Watson' s Hammoc k o n Bi g Pin e Key , Lignu n Vita e Ke y ( a Marc h offering) , th e Dr y Tortuga s i n Apri l (contingen t upo n transportation) , an d a ree f tri p i n May . Progra m chairme n fo r th e walk s ar e Pa t Roger s an d Walte r Carso n o f Bi g Pin e Key . An y person s intereste d i n obtainin g a schedul e o f futur e walk s o r informatio n abou t th e Key s Audubo n Societ y are ' aske d t o contac t thes a peopl e o r writ e t o Pos t Offic e Bo x 673 , Marathon , Florid a 33050 . LOCA L POETR Y MAGAZIN E Pocket Poetry ha s bee n awarde d a secon d matchin g gran t fo r genera l suppor t fro m th e Nationa l Endowmen t fo r th e Art s throug h th e Co ordinatin g Council ' o f Literar y Magazines . Th e curren t gran t i s fo r $930.2 3 an d mus t b e matche d b y donation s o f cas h and / o r voluntee r labo r b y Septembe r 30 , 19 7 8 . A previou s gran t .o f $60 0 wa s mad e i n 1975 . Cal l Richar d Marsh , editor-publishe r o f Poaket Poetry, a t 294-073 4 fo r informa tio n o n donations . .:,•• . continue d o n nex t pag e GROCER Y 82 9 SfMONTO N STREE T '.CORNE R O F OLIVI A DELICATESSE N W E DELIVE R 294-654 4 Th e Ke y Wes t Dpficia n Jame s W . Picking , Reg , Opticia n Prescription s Fille d . Lense s Duplicate d . Repair s Specialize d Sunglasse s (305 ) 29 4 741 1 81 7 Peacoc k PlaZa , Searstow n Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Ke y W«s + WH S F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y Wes t m * V • M l ••v \ O \ p\ I W e specializ e i n I islan d fashion s 1 hand-mad e i n Ke y Wes t I .b y S loca l designer s M Low, • 1 prices! In the Turtle Kraals Foot of Margaret Street H | moiCM ^

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DIRT Y ALIC E Bat h Set.. . i n tim e fo r Christmas ! She' s ne w an d jus t righ t fo r giftin g wit h he r ver y ow n shop pin g bag . An d oh ! th e pur e Alo e sud s an d tightl y fragrance d bubble s t o ge t he r squeak y clea n an d smpoth . An d T-shirt s too , i n yello w o r white , fo r mothe r an d daughter. ' ...an d fo r littl e boys : Circu s Bod y Was h wit h a Jaws , Scoob y D o o r Hon g Kon g Phooe y spong e mitt . phot o b y Richar d Mars h Aerial view of part of the Navy Base. Fort Taylor is oust abotJ& the center of the photo; the -proposed tropical preserve is to the right of the fort. TROPICA L PRESERV E E D KNUDSON , a relativ e newcome r t o Ke y West , calle d tw o publi c meeting s las t mont h t o discus s th e possibilit y o f es tablishin g a preserv e o f tropica l vegetatio n nea r For t Zachaar y • Taylo r a t th e Truma n Anne x o f th e Nav y Base . Abou t thirt y in dividual s attende d th e tw o meeting s an d .expresse d thei r suppor t o f th e idea . Fro m th e secon d meetin g ther e emerge d a steerin g committe e charge d wit h gatherin g informatio n o n th e statu s o f th e For t Taylo r are a an d investigatin g th e feasibilit y o f es tablishin g th e kin d o f tropica l preserv e envisione d b y Knudso n Th e dat a collecte d thu s fa r indicate s tha t bot h fro m a bureaucrati c an d a practica l horticultura l poin t o f vie w some thin g positiv e an d productiv e ca n b e done . What , how , an d whe n depen d o n man y factor s an d canno t no w b e answere d definitivel y . Th e wh y o f th e matte r i s obviou s t o thos e wh o woul d lik e t o en courag e natural , non-pollutin g touris t attraction s tha t could , als o b e use d b y loca l residents ; i t i s les s obviou s t o thos e wh o 52 4 Fron t Stree t • Ke y Wes t Florid a Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Shop . Inc . 160 5 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 296-382 3 DAIL Y REE F TRIP S Nationa l SKI N DIVIN G SCMOOlS * "Professiona l Sklndlvin g School " Ke y Wis t Pr o Biv i Shop . inc . a n ••• I ••••[••• I • ••'(••• I ll l SALE S " SERVIC E RENTAL S AI R COMPLET E SELECTIO N O F MAJO R EQUIPMEN T / > ..an d a larg e selectio n o f wines ! Th e Bul l an d Whistl e 22 4 duva l st . ol d tow n Wooded shoreline on the southern tip of the Fort Taylor site. ar e outrage d b y th e though t o f lan d withou t buildings . RAYMON D ZERBA , Count y Extensio n Horticulturalist , visite d th e For t Taylo r sit e wit h member s o f th e steerin g committe e a t thei r reques t an d prepare d a descriptio n an d tentativ e proposal s fo r a projecte d developmen t o f a tropica l preserve . Hi s repor t shoul d no t b e interprete d a s a n officia l endorsemen t o f th e pro posal , bu t i f th e curren t a d ho c grou p become s officiall y recog nize d b y th e communit y wit h th e knowledg e an d permissio n o f th e agenc y administerin g th e sit e — th e Departmen t o f Natura l 'Re sources , Divisio n o f Recreatio n an d Park s — the n th e Extensio n Servic e wil l pledg e it s ful l suppor t t o th e project . Zerb a describe s th e sit e a s 3 8 acre s sout h o f For t Taylor , fille d t o approximatel y 5 fee t abov e se a level . Abou t one quarte r o f th e are a i s vegetate d b y Australia n pine s 1 0 t o 1 5 year s old , an d th e res t i s nativ e grasses , weeds , etc . H e sug gest s tha t th e woode d are a b e thinne d an d trimme d t o allo w camp ing , sinc e thi s woul d provid e revenue , an d ther e i s currentl y n o publi c campgroun d o n th e island . Th e res t o f th e sit e i s leve l an d o n highe r groun d an d woul d requir e minimu m sit e preparation . Wate r woul d b e neede d i n abundance. . continue d o n nex t pag e HEA D T O TAI L Do g Groomin g Larr y an d Pa t Doerr , graduate s o f th e Academ y o f Do g Groomin g a t St . Petersburg , provid e qualit y groomin g a t reasonabl e price s usin g onl y tende r lovin g car e wit h n o tranquilizers . Yo u ar e cordiall y invite d t o se e Hea d t o Tail' s moder n sanitar y groomin g fa cilities . COMPLET E GROOMIN G $9.9 5 includes : Bath , conditioner , fle a & tic k dip , ear s & gland s cleaned , nail s filed , cli p o f choice , fluf f drying , han d scissore d finishing , bow s & nai l polish . 8:3 0 a m t o 5:3 0 p m Mon . thr u Sat . 294-686 6 FRE E Fle a colla r wit h firs t appointment . FRE E — Pic k u p & deliver y fro m Sugar-loaf-t o Ke y West . BAT H $4.9 5 Includes : Shampo o & conditioner , fle a & tic k dip , nail s clipped , ear s & gland s cleaned , fluf f dry ing . • O N TH E CORNE R O F WHITE S VIRGINI A NEX T T O M& M LAUNDR Y Giw e a Kawasak i fo r Christmas ! | Remembe r whe n drivin g wa s fun?": ! i You might even look '••% forward to going to work! i l Kawasak i KZ40 0 specia l 1 i • W e won' t mak e an y promises . Bu t th e KZ40 0 Specia l offer s mor e fu n tha n you'v e ha d o n th e roa d i n a lon g time . It' s a n agile , responsiv e sport s ma chine , a t hom e o n th e ope n road . • I n town , you r Kawasak i i s dependable , economica l trans portatio n a t a sensibl e price . Th e KZ400 S i t put s a littl e mor e int o everywher e yo u go . Fo r th e wa y lif e shoul d be* ! FUN! Gift Certificates Available Ask About Our Layaway ke y west k a wasak i w e tak e you r fu n seriously . 305-294-108 2 • • * *. * * "WE'R E AL L YO U NEE D I N REA L ESTATE " WHITEHEA D STREE T "KE Y WEST , FLORIDA 1 TEL . (305 ) 296-851 6 jg t Gates , Realtor . & ASSOCIATE S j Marth a "Gwen " Carr « Alber t L . Ke u « Richar d BRobert s • Roge r E.Ta l bott » Ca r ri e V , Trumb o Raumon d J . C^jdGte^Rd i

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3 3 3 2 HflL F SHEL L RA W BA R clams-oyster s lobster conc h chomde 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 ENTERTAINMENT WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY NIGHTS SATURDAY AFTERNOONS BI G COPPIT T COWBOY S Phi l Price , banj o Ro n Hatfield , guita r Eddi e West , bas s guita r Land s En d Village.' . 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 Martin . •$$} & ^Houbiaus. f J " A touc h o f Ne w Yor k i n Ke y West " 5th. 282 4 N . ROOSEVEL T BLVD . KE Y WEST , FLORID A DIA L 296-302 1 EXCERPT S FRO M ZERBA' S mor e specifi c r e commendations : " A tropica l par k ca n b e created , bu t wil l hav e t o b e don e i n carefull y planne d steps . Ste p on e woul d likel y involv e plantin g scree n materia l o n th e borders , o f th e are a t o reduc e th e win d an d sal t exposur e problem . Thi s coul d b e followe d b y extensiv e us e o f lo w •groun d cover s whic h ar e sal t tolerant , ...t o buil d th e soil . (Allow ) raise d bed s fille d .wit h seawee d t o compost.. . t o suppor t plantin g o f som e o f th e mor e exoti c plan t species . Tree s suc h a s se a grape , pigeo n plum, , autograp h tree . . . coul d g o i n almos t immediately...t o com plemen t th e bed s o f groun d cove r whil e th e soi l i s bein g improved . Th e projec t i s on e tha t woul d nee d carefu l plannin g a t al l stages... A goo d exampl e o f wha t Stag e On e migh t loo k lik e woul d b e th e landscape d are a aroun d th e publi c rest room s (a t Smather s Beach). " • FOR T TAYLOR , wit h th e neighborin g 3 8-acr e parcel , wa s accepte d b y th e stat e a s a historica l site , bu t du e t o recon structio n an d repair s ove r th e year s i t i s no t no w ideall y suite d a s such . Th e are a coul d b e designate d a s a "Specia l Interest " site , whic h coul d includ e " a discree t an d wel l define d object , o r con ditio n whic h attract s publi c interes t an d provide s recreationa l enjoymen t throug h visitation , observatio n an d study...se t asid e fo r controlle d publi c enjoyment.. . (and ) ma y als o hav e a geological , botani cal , an d zoologica l o r othe r basis.. . (and ) hav e statewid e o r broa d regiona l significance, " accordin g t o th e Opera tion s Polic y Manua l fo r th e Stat e o f Florid a Departmen t o f Natura l Resources , Divisio n o f Recreation , Burea u o f Par k Operations . SUC H A DESIGNATIO N woul d obviousl y fi t th e operatio n o f th e ol d for t a s a museu m o f artifact s foun d a t th e scene , th e us e o f th e woode d are a a s a camp . ground , an d th e establishmen t o f th e res t o f th e sit e a s a preserv e fo r sample s o f Xfie Quni and. -co^uol T MJ^CW . 425 FRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Squar e 294-703 0 tropica l an d sub-tropica l vegetation . Th e a d ho c group' s steerin g commit te e i s workin g u p a collectio n o f dat a t o presen t t o a genera l meetin g o f in tereste d are a resident s i n th e nea r fu ture , a t whic h tim e nominatio n an d elec tio n o f officer s wil l tak e place , an d th e grou p wil l formall y organiz e itself . W E SPOK E WIT H Gle n Bo e o f th e Depart men t o f Environmenta l Resource s th e other da y abou t th e progra m fo r th e cleanin g u p o f th e illega l fil l an d th e revegeta tio n o f th e Res t Beac h propert y nex t t o th e pier . BUILDE R CAR L RONG O ha d signe d a consen t agreemen t (whic h withhel d crimina l charges ) o n Ma y 5 , 1977 , tha t state d tha t withi n 3 0 day s h e woul d remov e al l un authorize d fil l fro m thi s are a an d withi n 9 0 day s h e woul d replac e th e uppe r sub strat e leve l o f th e beac h (i f i t wa s deeme d necessar y b y th e D.E.R. ) an d re vegetat e tha t area . O N AUGUS T 30 , afte r 9 0 day s ha d elapse d an d nothin g ha d bee n don e a t th e beach , Rong o wa s agai n requeste d i n writ in g t o compl y wit h thi s consen t agreement . H e arrange d a meetin g wit h D.E.R . offici — cials , Langle y Adair ^ an d Richar d Morgan , i n Ft . Myer s an d wa s give n unti l Decembe r 1 t o compl y wit h th e consen t agreement . W e spok e wit h Richar d Morgan , wh o informed ' u s tha t ther e wil l b e a fina l complianc e inspectio n aroun d th e firs t o f December , an d i f nothin g ha s bee n don e — t o date , nothin g ha s bee n — the n th e matte r wil l b e turne d ove r t o th e court s t o forc e Rong o t o comply . W e wil l continu e t o monito r thes e proceedings . A MIAM I AGENC Y i s lookin g fo r art ist s t o d o commissione d drawing s fo r touris t publications , plac e mats , etc . Intereste d artist s shoul d cal l Richar d Mars h a t 294-073 4 fo r details . Agai n I n (Complet e Stee l Richar d Mars h #15 0 AGAI N I N COMPLET E STEE L a collection.o f 4 2 poem s b y Ke y Wes t poe t Richar d Mars h 4 8 page s S1.5 0 KE Y WES T GHOSTS : ANTH OLOG Y O F KE Y WES T POETR Y hand-lettere d poem s wit h photo s an d drawing s 5 6 page s $4.0 0 Sol d a t So l i n th e Harbo r House , Candleligh t Sho p o n Duval , al l boo k stores , an d elsewhere , o r b y mai l from POCKE T POETR Y P.O . Bo x 7 0 Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 mHE Y WES T GHOST S ^ A N ANTHQLOGVO F V ' " KE Y WES T TOOT f & H A N 42 5 f *O» T Si . us ! W E WER E CURIOU S t o kno w wha t wa s happenin g wit h th e Sout h Beac h goncession , an d w e wen t t o spea k wit h th e ne w Cit y Attorney , Jo e Allen . Fo r thos e wh o ma y hav e forgotten , th e Sout h Beac h conces sio n use d t o b e ope n t o th e publi c an d was.widel y enjoyed . I n th e las t fe w years , unfortunately , th e concessio n ha s bee n i n th e hand s o f Islan d Renovations , Inc . , an d ha s no t bee n functioning . Th e cit y ha d dragge d it s fee t i n gettin g thi s tenan t evicted , an d w e fel t tha t actio n wa s lon g overdue . Th e new s w e go t wa s good . TH E EVICTIO N o f Islan d Renovations , Inc. , is pendin g i n Count y Court . Th e corporatio n ha s unti l th e firs t par t o f Decembe r t o reply . I f the y choos e no t t o figh t th e case , the n a . defaul t i s en tere d agains t th e corporation , an d normal ly , withi n a mont h o r so , the y shoul d b e evicted . A t thi s time , ne w bid s coul d b e considere d fo r th e operatio n o f Sout h Beach . If , however , th e corporatio n doe s choos e t o figh t th e evictio n case , the n w e ca n expec t i t t o b e tie d u p fo r a long e r perio d i n court . W e wil l kee p ou r reader s informe d o n thi s issue . FLORID A KEY S COMMUNIT Y COLLEG E i s offerin g a ne w cours e i n th e developmen t o f th e movi e musica l startin g i n January . Cos t o f th e 1 4 weekl y double-featur e showing s an d lecture s i s $15 . Contac t Ro y Gran t (Ext . 269 ) o r Dr . Davi d Russ o (Ext. " 2201A ) a t th e College ; telephon e 296-9801 . TH E first-Sunday-of-the-mont h Guil d Hal l poetr y readin g wil l b e hel d o n th e secon d Sunda y thi s mont h onl y — Decembe r 1 1 a t 8:3 0 pm . Guil d Hal l a t 61 4 Duval , a n assemblag e o f artists ' gallerie s an d studios , i s havin g it s seaso n Gran d Open in g Decembe r 4 fro m 3 t o 6 pm . continue d fro m pag e 2 8 tetanu s shot , a ver y sor e lef t foo t an d a goo d soun d Jamaica n cane . LATE R THA T EVENIN G a t a casin o wit h m y can e tucke d ou t o f sigh t unde r th e tabl e I me t Livini a Williams , th e ver y gifte d choreographe r an d teache r o f th e Bahamia n Folklori c Danc e Group . SINC E I HA D KNOW N Katherin e Dunha m an d ha d stage-manage d th e balle t theatr e i n Ne w York , ou r mutua l friend s lis t wa s extensive . Inevitabl y al l sho w tal k in clude s thes e craz y funn y job s i n one' s tyr o day s tha t must b e take n t o bridg e th e gap s betwee n shows . On e o f min e ha d bee n a stin t teachin g dancin g a t Arthu r Murray' s studio . Livini a aske d i f I taugh t th e merengue . I hadn't , an d Li vini a offere d t o teac h me . Dancin g wit h thi s enchantin g lad y exorcise d al l memor y o f m y painfu l encounter . I don' t remembe r Livinia' s surprise d statemen t whe n I reache d fo r m y can e an d hobble d ou t o f th e casino , bu t i n today' s vernacula r it might hav e been , "Yo u gott a b e kidding. " TWENT Y YEAR S LATE R o n m y wa y t o se e th e Folklori c performanc e I fel l of f m y bicycl e an d dinge d th e sam e lef t foot . Afte r th e sho w I hobble d backstag e t o remee t m y favorit e therapist . Rober t Anderso n ba r ope n fro m 1 2 noo n mo n — sa t >unda y fro m 2 p m dancin g ever y nigh t sunda y te a dance , rnovie s monda y thursda y 9:0 0 p m sunda y a t midnigh t dinin g roo m ope n i n decembe r fo r Informatio n & reservation s cal l 4-161 6 ANNOUNCING : . 15 9 rar e botanica l print s o f Th e Naturalist' s Galler y o f Plant s & Animal s i n Ar t NANC Y FORRESTE R 51 8 Elizabet h St » Ke y Wes t « . 296-312 9 • 1 2 t o 5 POO R RICHARD' S BUTTER Y i s no w ope n fo r th e seaso n Th e Cabare t a t Poo r Richard' s wil l ope n Dec , .1 5 wit h . Harriet t Leide r & Co . n

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3 4 Kizgerakl' i "TH E TAL K O F TH E TOWN " LIV E LIV E LIV E "He w Sout h Ban d I N CONCER T Nightly : ELVI S PRESLE Y SHOW . TO M JONE S SHO W BEA U SHEPHER D SHO W (o l Stie p & Th e Limellte s .. . golde n recor d originato r o f "Daddy' s Home " & " A Thousan d Mile s Away " ALS O .. . BUC K FEL L & HI S PIAN O Greates t I n Liv e Entertainmen t LIV E LIV E LIVE ! 43 O Duva l St . Ope n Nightl y Th e KE Y entertainmen t cente r ...PART Y AL L NIGH T LONG.. . \ WHER E TH E ENTERTAINMEN T ACTIO N IS! " DAIL Y SPECIAL S WHERE YOU GET GOOD VALUE EVERY DAY SPECIA L EVEK Y DA Y 11*A M T O 3 P M LUNC H ...... . .....$1.0 9 Choic e o l Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e o f Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes , Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r Deluxe. . $1.2 9 Quarter-Poun d Burge r o n a Toaste d Bun , wit h Col e sla w an d Fr . Frie s SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Chicke n Dinne r ... . $1.5 5 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Rol l an d Hone y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 1 1 A M T O 1 0 P M Fis h Dinner.......... . $1.6 5 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Roll , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc e DININ G ROOM-r-TAKEOU T SERVIC E EAT IN UNLIMITE D ^Family ^staurants TAKE OUT 110 2 Ke y Plaza , US# 1 Ph . 294-220 4 Harbo r Hous e 42 3 Fron t Stree t 'IMPOSSIBL E Jewelr y restore d mad e t o orde r « BEAC H BUS T TW O FRE E CONCERT S offere d t o th e publi c a t th e Sand s Beac h o n th e weeken d o f Novembe r 20t h wer e enjoye d b y ove r tw o hundre d peopl e o n eac h day , but wer e not enjoye d b y seve n peopl e wh o lodge d forma l complaints . Lenn y Milan , owne r o f th e Sands , in vite d th e popula r loca l comb o "Ban d o f Fools " t o entertai n weeken d su n worship per s at hi s beac h durin g th e afternoo n hour s fro m 3 t o 6 . TH E MUSIC , a composit e jazz-roc k oper a compose d b y member s o f th e band , delighte d thos e presen t o n th e beach , bu t i t wa s referre d t o a s "noise, " "in trusion, " an d "inconsideration " b y som e neighbor s i n th e usuall y quie t residentia l area s nearby . Polic e twic e cam e t o th e Sand s t o as k tha t th e musi c b e turne d down , an d bot h time s th e reques t wa s me t wit h compliance . O n thei r thir d visi t th e polic e place d th e fou r ban d member s an d Mila n unde r arrest , chargin g the m wit h disturbin g th e peace . N o decibe l leve l o f th e muai c wa s taken . TH E QUESTIO N arisin g ou t o f thi s situatio n i s whethe r on e person' s righ t t o quietnes s i s mor e vali d tha n anothe r person's , righ t t o entertain . Th e ol d jok e abou t orf e man' s rights'stoppin g a t th e ti p o f anothe r man' s nos e ca n hardl y b e applie d t o ears . M y righ t t o sin g i n th e showe r violate s m y neighbor' s righ t not t o hea r m y less-than-melodi c voice . M y neighbor' s occasiona l lou d partie s o r domesti c squabble s violat e ra y righ t t o g o t o slee p early . Th e right s o f th e resident s alon g Carolin e Street , fo r ex ample , ar e regularl y violate d b y a nois y parad e o f truck s an d motorcycles . Nav y jet s ofte n sunde r th e peac e an d quiet , s o predominan t o n th e gentl e sid e o f th e is land . O n a n islan d s o ful l o f people , n o on e ca n hav e complet e quietnes s al l . o f th e time . Th e pervasiv e qualit y o f Treasur e jStti p Atocha Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tou r o t a 168-foo t Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasure.Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West , th e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se c 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 c th e cannon s fro m th e "Nuestr a Senor a d e Atocha " whic h san k i n 162 2 of f Ke y West . Sh e carried , a carg o value d a t ove r 10 0 millio n dollars . Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r he r gold , silve r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t FABRI C WOR I , D #.61 3 SIMONTO N TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA . \ soun d make s i t difficul t t o insur e tha t : ever y residen t ca n enjo y on-goin g peac e ~ an d quiet . Consideratio n an d a degre e — o f toleranc e ar e th e qualitie s tha t right s r ar e buil t upon . — b I N VIE W o f th e reasonabl e daylight S j hour s o f th e concerts , an d considerin g th e musicians ' complianc e wit h th e re quest s t o lowe r th e volume , an d takin g int o accoun t th e subjectiv e natur e o f J judgin g "loudness, " an d aware , too , o f • | th e relativ e quietnes s tha t reign s mos t o f th e tim e i n th e neighborhood s o f thos e ^ wh o complained , an d rememberin g th e righ t o f Lenn y Mila n t o pu t hi s privat e propert y t o us e a s h e see s fit , an d no t forgettin g th e right s o f tw o hundre d peopl e t o enjo y a properl y presente d concert , i t woul d see m tha t thos e person s findin g th e con cert s objectionabl e wer e bein g to o hard nose d an d uncompromisin g abou t thei r ow n righ t t o quietness . Joh n Helle n This poem was inspired by the happenings at Sands Beach. A dance that no one does alone Bow it dives, dives straight down from 30 feet, *• • splits the water with the "elbows" in its wings halfbent, into a running school only it can see from that height. And the perpetual gull, a scavenger, slips in from behind < S perches on its head, to steal, to try at least to steal a part of its catch. This is KE Y WES T SE E QUALIT Y HAND-MAD E | PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T k ^ W S Jlr jmr jmrj**>*r*r3*r'*~-*mr~~)b SALES . APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y IMNAGEiEN T (CONSUEL O H . LOSLir , Realtor' . ' . 294-552 5 • •, ' RENTAL S 294-101 2 MEMBER MULTIPLE USTL\G SERVICE the brown pelican's plight, this nuisance, this "eao-systematic" complaint. This survival. . This is survival? And of what kind? Kindness? And to what, toward whom? The "fittest"? And where does kindness fit? Does the pelican mind? Or has he one for these considerations? A cold fist of sun is clenched low in the late afternoon sky, behind cloud, behind us. The wind is sharp, here, at pier's end off Sands beach, the sea rough with it, chopped, chopping up against the sunken pilings with the peneussive cadence of the drummer's palms on his stretched skins. The boats anchored farther out ride unevenly, tossed upon the surface of the water, & in the rigging of the Sailfish drawn up on the shore, there is a rattling of aluminum in minor discord with the hammering of sticks on oowbells, or the spare change jangling of tambourines from the makeshift stage. L A CONCH A 43 0 DUVA L STREE T OL D TOW N Panorami c Vie w — Al l Ke y Wes t Luncheo n Special s Businessma n Shopper s Tourist s Enjo y You r Favorit e Islan d Cocktail s Ever y da y 1 1 a.m . 4 a. m And the pelican dives again, farther out, arcing briefly on the air, then down into the rook & roll of the waves, deep into another running school only it can see. From that height? The Fools must appear as miniatures, orto the bird, something of a monumental absurdity, the "height" of it is what they say of it -the point, & then the counterpoint. It is this that punctuates their song, the air rough with it , chopped by lines of staccato guitar, the raucous waves . chopping up against brazed bodies barely alad that toss upon the surface of the sand, twisting at the foot of the weathered stage, or in the white foam & seaweed at surf's point, farther out. And " the counterpoint?. From that height, this must appear to be an abandonment that no one . has bothered to define, any more exactly than this, a dance that no one does alone, though partners have become obsolete, & there continue d o n pag e 3 8 TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s EeS 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 SEX Y FOO D .. . SEX Y CLOTHE S .. . & thing s NIBBL E 17x 2

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3 6 «0 O DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 0 MEMBE R AMERICA N GE M SOCIET Y ^5 ^ uniqu e ARTIST S cS b HtfK f 3 7 fis h STOR Y b y Dic k Smitte n GULFSTREA M MASSACR E "Thi s stor y wa s tol d t o m e b y on e o f Ke y West' s mor e illustriou s captains. " A S TH E Greyhound pulle d int o th e Garriso n Bigh t Docks , Captai n Ton y notice d tha t th e cit y polic e an d th e Coas t Guar d wer e waitin g fo r him . Afte r backin g th e boat i n h e wa s tol d t o sta y o n boar d an d t o kee p al l th e passenger s o n board . The y put a rop e acros s th e ster n an d stoo d ther e silentl y waiting . On e b y on e th e polic e let th e pas senger s ou t an d interviewe d the m a t dock side . I n th e meantime , Captai n Ton y wa s startin g t o ge t upset . Whe n h e aske d wha t wa s happenin g h e continue d t o get a "jus t routine " fo r a n answer . Finally , WORL D WID E TRAVE L SERVIC E AI R RA I L STEAM5H I P KE Y WES T 51 4 Southar d S * 296-572 2 MARATHO N Win n Dixi e Plaz a 1099 0 Oversea s Hwy. , 743-52T 4 n DUVAI , •Goo d Use d Furnitur e 73 © Duva l Visi t ou r showroom s ana ? brows e throug h ou r laig e inventor y ot ratta n lurnitur e an d th e larges t electio 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^OSE U .INTERIOR S Fo r you r complet e professiona l interto r decoratin g service . 102 5 Whit e Stree t Ke y Wes t Telephon e 294-127 8 Bill' s HUF F MUFFLE R CENTE R Van s RV' s HUF F 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 !1 fo r fre e estimat e o f th e Bette r R.,«in.« « Burea u Polynesia n Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a Tropica l Islan d Atmospher e 294-691 2 U.S . 1 a t Garriso n Bigh t th e Gulf stream, anothe r larg e charterboa t , pulle d in , an d th e polic e walke d ove r t o tha t boa t an d shouted , "W e wan t t o se e Captai n Tommy. " Captai n Tomm y o f th e Gulfstream appeare d an d seeme d t o b e i n goo d health . Afte r seein g him , the y re lease d Captai n Ton y an d hi s mat e fro m thei r boat . TH E STOR Y the y tol d Tomm y an d Ton y wa s tha t th e Captai n o f a boa t calle d th e Gulf stream ha d bee n shot , an d
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3 8 Th e Ke y Wes t Player s "AN D MIS S REARDO N DRINK S A LITTLE " B y Pau l Zhicle l COMEDY-DRAM A Decembe r 5 t o Decembe r 1 0 Bo x Offic e Open s Novembe r 2 5 WATERFRON T PLAYHOUS E MALLO W Y SO.UAK E Admissio n HS.0 0 Frida y & Saturda y Mit.5 0 Seaso n Subscriptio n K 12.0 0 Uo x Offic e Ope n 1 1 a m t o 4 p m Dull y excep t Sunda y Telephon e 294-501 5 CRblM l STKtfc T THATIf c 13 3 Duva l Stree t present s SLEUT H DECEMBE R 1 I 1 L ST : COMIN G JANUAR Y 5t h me n SPIRIT S {Ticket s no w oa t sale! ] jgglhiya l : 294-5OOl ) • PICTUR E SIHC W WIZARD S Seven . Beautie s |im i Piay s Bcrkele v WHERE' S POPPA ? S TOEMAN WH O SKIE D Rcde r Madnes s plus.. . Cocain e Fiend s /HO W TIM E P.M . PfiON E 2943§2 € continue d fro m pag e 3 5 ar e i/z e customary noise complaints from,the neighborhood; there are police arriving as scheduled, who will surely haul someone off to jail -this is the end of. it , they tell us, & we huddle together with heads inclined toward a center that no one has bothered to define any more exactly thanthis. And this is the question. 6 What neighborhood is this? What is this complaint? This consideration. Is it ours? Theirs?. Jours? This is the question? And of what hind? Survival? And from what, for whom? The "fittest"? Where do we fit? Where do they? Where do you? Does the pelican mind? I am reminded, seeing John againj that we have all been scavengers in the rough waves of this country, & now that we have made something of it, something of our own, something out of it & of our own, it is taken from _ • . ' us . Point ; v : • & point & "• counterpoint. And the aountevpoint? mmmwom OR . HOUS E FRON T &,WEST,PL0RIPA , am reminded, John said, that We are all fools, banded together in a fantasy that one has bothered to define any more exactly than this. And this is the end of it? 8 After all, the edge of the world lies before us; there is no going south from here, & Christ, they will tell you, there is no point in going north either. And the counterpoint? The world lies before us, & this is our plight, this that only we can see, this that they steal, or try at least to steal. This nuisance. This "eco-systematic" complaint. This survival. This . question? • And the pelican dives -how it dives again & again, straight down from that , height, in a "dance that no one does alone. Steven Fox OIL S B Y ROBER T FRANK E pie r hous e galler y 5C) 5 fron t stree t HAPPENING S phot o b y Denni s Heniz e There seemed to be as many helicopters in the air as there were powerboats in the sea in the World Championship Powerboat race held here recently. Winner of this grueling event was none other than a grandmother! *. , ' phot o b y Richar d Rud e M.C. Gordon Mackey introduces Lani, the winner of the Barroom Ballerina dance contest, to the hundreds of spectators at the Songwriters ' Contest which was won by Ron Hatfield. This year the festival was bigger and better than ever. The parade, the puppet show, the best-decorated bike, the songwriting and dance contests, andthe great response phot o b y Richar d Mars h from the people of Key West made Cheers to the people at the Monthis year's Frangipani Festival ster for their annual fund-raising even better than last year's, event for the San Carlos Theatre: This year the special Halloween party gathered over $3,500 for the San Carlos'. Pictured above are two of the winning costumes. BEA N j.t t WE? 2.10 g£A N AN * SSE f 2.2 5 KE Y TOT TAC O G O ZO 8 CWA L Soi 'DUVAL . Everyone was rocking and swaying to the beautiful music made by the Nassau Police Band UL the Island Roots Festival here in November.

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4 0 Fre e parkin g Ke y Wes t E L GACIQLT : RESTAURAN T Specializing in SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 5 Duva l St. , 1 / 2 bloc k fro m Nationa l Ban k Tel . 294-400 0 Ope n fro m 11:0 0 A.M . t o 9:0 0 P.M . Close d Monda y DIED. ' Becky' s Bar , 2 , impresse d bu t con genia l sittin g roo m o n Margare t St. ; o f a n evictio n stroke . Durin g it s tenur e appre ciate d fo r variou s reasons : a s a plac e t o ge t i n ou t o f th e rain ; a s a plac e t o ea t ho t food ; a s a plac e t o adjour n t o whe n doin g laundry ; a s a plac e t o wai t fo r th e kid s t o ge t ou t o f school ; a s a plac e t o watc h television ; a s a plac e t o bu y Monke y To m a drin k b y buyin g hi s paintings . Cheerfull y ignorin g critic s an d advice-giver s wh o pooh-poohe d it s busines s practices , Becky' s survive d a s th e las t o f th e grea t bar s note d fo r n o clas s distinction s an d n o hold s barred . Th e ba r i s survive d b y it s owner , H . T . Bar row ; it s wor k force , Whammer , Slamme r an d Thumper ; it s divers e clientele ; an d Monke y To m fo r who m Becky' s wa s th e las t chance . \ " " By de Poo , cv/y . rllus. by tTTe.-miiil; 'alienin, Ldm.*(ef-faKc// j . v ' $\ \ f J N 1 f ^