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Solares Hill

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Title:
Solares Hill
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Solares Hill newspaper
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Key West, Fla
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Solares Hill Pub. Co.
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1971
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Weekly[<1997>]
Biweekly[ FORMER 1971-]
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English
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v. : ill. ; 35-36 cm.

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

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

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Tfe t highes t •poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . Ill , No . 5 Ke y West , Florid a Ma y 197 8

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w FO R SAL E L a Plaz a Grocer y 120 6 Whit e St . 296-930 0 GREA T OPPORTUNITY ! NEE D T O SEL L ^IMM TOY S an d THING S Upstairs At the Harbor House Arcade Front Street, Key West SPANISH , FRENCH , PORTUGUESE , ENGLIS H Group or Individual 294-811 0 KE Y WEST , FLORID A Fro m th e Edito r BO B DANIEL S Hello We have an article and an editorial on the Salt Ponds this issue. We devoted a lot of space to report the attempt of the County Commission to place the new weather station there because we feel very strongly that there should be no construction in thes& ponds. Please read the ^dithrial and the article and se e if you don't agree with us. I It ' s no fun^to try and run a mketing of the Greater Key West Chdmb&r of Commerae tjtiese days. Th'erejare two hostile "camps dividli-ng the group and little that one group wants is -pl>easi-ng to 'the cjthdr group. I've patched President Biljly •Appelrouth in action at two big meetings and I feel-'he's been doing a good job of giving each side a fair chance to present its point of view. I really doubt that the Chamber will accomplish much of •anything until on,e or the other of the camps dividing the Chamber prevails or until miracle of miracles a compromise between the groups is achieved. Books like Island Renovations, Inc. found help in its efforts to keep the South Beach concession. We'll bring everyone up to date on this affair next issue. Go and see Th e Rea l Inspecto r Houn d at the Greene Street Theatre if you haven't already. It is a thorough delight. I called the Gerald Adam's School' and spoke with a teacher there whose, students had written letters of complaint to the mayor about the stink and the flies coming from the dump. The teacher, Ms. Lillis, said that the situation had improved somewhat. I will check back with the school the beginning of their next school year. The County jail is a real hellhole. I'm glad that the' Grand Jury reported this to the public* but I wonder why didn't they choose to investigate -it instead of leaving it for the incoming Grand Jury? In any event, the Sheriff is trying to get some other temporary facilities for some of the prisoners, but this will not be a final solution. We need a stockade here. We have too many prisoners who are picked up on minor offenses, stashed away in that dark pit of a County Jail, and thrown in with professional criminals. I hope that the pressure is kept up on the County Commission by the Sheriff to correct this disgraceful condition. The cover this time is by Cecelia Johnson. cjou* mi s I S OU R SUBSCRIPTIO N ft** HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O P SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS _ CIT Y STAT E ZI P Ou r mailin g addres s 82 1 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3301 0 Phon e number s ar e 294-104 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 b y Phoeb e Coa n phot o b y Ki m Wis e "I'V E TRIE D t o b e goo d t o Ke y West , an d Ke y Wes t ha s bee n goo d t o me, " say s Bo b Daniels , sittin g on e afternoo n o n a foldin g beac h chai r i n fron t o f th e B & B Bik e Sho p o n Fleming . Know n t o childre n a s "Uncl e Bob, " h e als o ha s a experience s a s landlor d an d frien d t o youn g people...asid e fro m keepin g man y a n ailin g Ke y Wes t bik e o n th e roa d mak e hi m a likel y candidat e fo r SH . PEPPER Y HAI R sparklin g eye s wa y wit h wil d animal s whic h no t to o man y peopl e possess . A matter-of-fac t benevolence , a desir e t o hel p other s (tha t ha s extende d int o organizin g man y groups) , an d hi s h e onc e wa s commande r an d i s a lifetim e membe r o f th e America n Legion . No w a t 70 , he' s stil l gam e fo r adventur e ."an d perpetratin g a littl e crazines s o f mind, " accordin g t o hi s son . Solares Hill i s a community newspaper publishedevery month on the slow of Solares Rill, Key Vest's highest point, by Solares Hill Company, 821 Duvni Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) i B $JQ OQ EDITOR BILL HUCKEL ASSOCIATE EDITOR . . RICHARD MARSH EDITORIAL CONSULTANT. ..'.. . BILL WE STRAY COPY EDITOR. . DONNA MARSH ART DIRECTION TOM POPE LAYOUT. . . WALT With a little help from our friends . . .Solare s Hil l Co. , Inc . ©Solare s Hill 19 7 R -he// 'en ^ AT TH* SO en /Jdt>K /A/ AA1-P AT VOIT SIMPLE . I'll SAY END OP TUB fS&AZ) KEY QONT LOOK X XflCfJiUJA*JTT~0 W TH£ A-t TUB &OOKSTOZJS OKI /JAI D AT LOCAL. "BUY A FE W se.ijv> 'EM ro Year s ag o Bo b use d t o tak e hi s 1s t grad e bo y fo r ride s u p th e Key s befor e schoo l i n th e mornings . No w Ray , hi s son , ha s bee n lookin g fo r someon e t o tak e a truc k innertub e wit h a sai l o n it , ou t t o Boc a Grande . Non e of ^ hi s youn g friend s hav e a willin g spirit , "Bu t Da d does, " assert s Ray . BO B FIRS T cam e t o Ke y Wes t i n 192 9 fro m Minnesota . H e me t a girl , L a Dorn a Louis e Saunders , fro m Ke y Wes t whil e i n Miami , an d cam e fo r a week' s visit . H e ended-u p staying. , an d marrying , her . Fran k Saunders , he r father , ha d a grocer y o n Southar d an d Grinnell . She' s i n Colorad o now...h e stay s on . " I lik e Ke y Wes t an d I lik e th e people, " h e says . Daniel s ha s bee n i n th e bik e busi nes s -sinc e gettin g ou t o f th e Arm y i n '44 , whe n h e bough t ou t Goul d Curry' s busines s o n Simonto n Street . Fo r $10 0 h e go t seve n renta l bike s an d a handfu l o f tools . BO B HA D BEE N tinkerin g sinc e a n earl y age , h e use d t o repai r bike s a s a kid . Th e ma n wh o ha d th e bik e sho p i n hi s hom e tow n go t angr y becaus e Bo b wa s gettin g s o muc h busines s an d chargin g onl y te n cent s fo r flat s whil e h e wa s chargin g fiftee n cents . Th e cop s wer e calle d sinc e Bo b wa s onl y 1 4 an d operat in g withou t a license . H e ha d learne d i n earl y day s fro m th e bi g worksho p tha t wa s i n th e family' s barn . He' d eve n buil t a littl e ca r (thoug h i t ha d n o engine ) an d alway s .di d hi s ow n mechanica l work . O N NE W YEAR' S DA Y o f '45 , th e bik e sho p move d t o it s presen t site , an d h e ha s passe d alon g thi s mechanica l know ledg e t o hi s tw o sons . Frank , wh o ha s alway s repaire d bike d goo d naturedly , run s th e B & B , Ra y (wh o use d t o hav e a pe t shop ) ha s Ray' s Bik e Sho p o n Tru man . Bo b ha s alway s ha d pet s o f som e kin d an d i s a s protectiv e a s a mothe r he n wit h them , sensin g an y discomfort s o r possibl e disturbance s fro m thos e wh o ma y no t understan d anima l signal s an d needs . H E HA S LIVE D wit h chickens , turkeys , ducks , raccoons , monkeys , rabbits , sheep , an d othe r animals . t Th e shee p cam e fro m Cuba , an d a t on e tim e h e ha d five . On e tenan t didn' t believ e ther e wer e shee p i n th e bac k yar d unti l h e go t ramme d b y a ram. " Bo b sol d th e floc k eventually , an d next da y th e marke t advertise d "sprin g lamb. " / He' s ha d som e exotics , fo r sure . Ther e wa s th e Wool y monke y (Suzie ) an d a silve r lango r (Trixi) . NO W H E LIVE S wit h Sassy , a do g (littl e fello w wit h wrinkle d u p fac e an d ver y .enormou s roun d blac k eyes ) , ROSIE' S "1894-889 8 \ ' yo u [ H

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FRE E PARKIN G Ope n 1 1 A M t o 9 P M Tel . 291-400 0 a E L GACIQU E HjESTAURAN T specializin g i n SPAOTS H FOO D & 6CBA N SANDWICHE S 12 5 Duva l St . •^bloc k fro m Nationa l Ban k "For that special friend, a special gift" Phon e 294-392 9 Hours : Mon-'Sa t 105 Close d Sunday s I f you'l l g o a little ou t o f you r wa y t o fin d us , We'l l g o way ou t o f ou r wa y t o serv e you ! W E DELIVE R Pots , plants , baskets , an d macram e NE W ADDRESS ! 151 4 BERTH A ST . GIF T CERTIFICATE S MASTE R CHARG E VIS A LAYAWAY S an d Kinky , a kinkajou , fro m Sout h Amer ica , als o know n a s a hone y bear . . "They'r e a lo t o f fun , rea l friend l y i f yo u don' t abus e them . I f yo u do , the y won't forge t it, " Bo b say s o f hi s long-haire d friends . I n th e lat e 1920's , Bo b wa s int o charte r boat s an d captaine d hi s ow n fo r fou r o r fiv e years . "Ther e wer e jus t a doze n o f u s operatin g the n an d every on e worke d together. " H e helpe d organiz e an d becam e th e firs t presiden t o f th e stil l existin g Charte r Boa t Association . H E AN D THRE E othe r captain s kep t a fis h ca r wit h liv e fis h i n i t fo r in digen t peopl e wh o woul d com e t o ge t th e seafood . Fis h wer e distribute d accord in g t o ho w man y famil y member s wer e in volved . Daniel s recentl y wen t t o Boulder , Montana , t o a uraniu m min e whic h i s no t i n operatio n now , but i s ope n fo r healin g purposes . Seem s tha t th e gase s tha t stil l han g i n ther e ar e beneficia l fo r man y ailments , especiall y arthritis , whic h ha s bee n a rea l proble m t o Bob . "Yo u g o ther e int o tha t min e fo r on e an d a hal f hour s a day , sit dow n an d breath e tha t air . Peopl e hav e gon e ther e i n whee l chair s an d walke d out , " h e declares . Genera l Oma r Bradle y wa s ther e an d apparentl y benefited . Bo b wa s consider abl y helped , too , wit h hi s emphysem a problem . CONCERNIN G BIKERS , Bo b say s tha t he' d lik e t o se e peopl e ridin g wit h th e traffi c an d obeyin g traffi c rule s an d usin g lights . A s fo r th e bikes , h e say s a tir e wipe r cut s dow n o n th e glas s problem . H e advise s agains t jumpin g curb s (i t bend s th e rim) , an d suggest s oi l o n th e chai n an d a complet e lubricatio n twic e a year , adding , " A ne w bik e shoul d b e waxedi " Summe r Hour s > s 129 Ctose d Sunda y MOVIE•STAR S hav e rente d bike s fro m Bo b an d peopl e hav e aske d t o bu y thei r renta l slip s fo r autographs . Bu t h e i s no t sentimenta l tha t wa y an d doesn' t lik e sensationalis m either . H e an d hi s secon d wife , Dorothy , wer e ver y activ e i n th e America n Cance r Societ y an d helpe d kee p i t goin g fo r man y years . H e als o organize d a walkin g bloo d bank . "W e ha d a driv e an d type d people' s blood . The n whe n i t wa s neede d we' d mak e th e contacts . Tha t wa s th e onl y wa y yo u coul d ge t bloo d i n Ke y West , i n othe r years. " "Th e cance r stricke n ofte n ar e im mediatel y indigent , eve n bac k 2 0 year s ag o whe n thing s wer e cheaper . No w mor e ar e bein g helped, " h e says . Ever y Friday , eithe r Bo b o r hi s wif e woul d driv e patient s t o Miam i fo r ; treatment . Ther e wer e n o cance r societ y doctor s here , an d n o fre e treatmen t i n th e past . DANIEL S SPEND S a lo t o f tim e thes e day s sittin g ou t i n fron t o f hi s shcp . Friend s com e by , amon g the m Monke y Joe . A t nigh t Bo b sit s wit h his.pet , Kinky , wh o i s nocturnal , an d watche s th e even in g hour s pas s by . Ther e wa s a spectacula r sunse t splashe d agains t th e sk y u p th e stree t fro m u s whe n I spok e wit h hi m an d hi s son , Ray , tha t evenin g abou t th e Fogart y Hous e whic h h e ha d rente d a s a roomin g hous e fo r tw o year s i n 1969-70 . "I t wa s a catch-all, " sai d Ray . "W e go t al l th e peopl e nobod y els e want e d t o ren t to . I t wa s th e tim e o f th e firs t wav e o f hippie s t o Ke y West . W e ende d u p feedin g hal f o f them , too. " TH E BOY S an d thei r da d als o ra n a restauran t adjacen t t o th e ol d Fogart y House , Daniel' s Nativ e Se a House , whic h feature d fres h fish , crushe d ic e frui t drink s an d salads . "Mos t o f th e tim e w e go t alon g prett y good, " say s Bo b o f hi s tenant s then . HO W D O YO U LIK E YOU R SUNBU R O MEDIUM ? • PAINFUL ? • RARE ? •WELL-DONE ? •PEELING ? • NON E O F TH E ABOVE ? O f course , a handsom e bronz e ta n i s th e idea l ta n fo r you r skin . Bu t fo r thos e ime s whe n yo u forge t t o us e an y o f ou r beautifull y effectiv e Alo e an d Pab a sunta n lotions , sta y ou t I n ou r tropica l su n to o long , an d win d u p wit h a burn , • there' s Ke y Wes t 80 % Alo e Ton-A-Ray . Fee l th e stingin g bur n fad e a s yo u smoot h thi s luxuriou s crea m ove r you r burne d skin . Appl y ofte n enoug h an d yo u ma y hel p preven t peeling . Yo u wil l eve n tur n you r re d t o fan . There' s nothin g lik e i t any where . Ke y Wes t 80 % Alo e Tan-A-Ra y .. . $6.50 . T o pre serv e th e ta n yo u hav e now , Ke y Wes t 40 % Alo e Tan-A-Rdy.. . $3.15 . AFTE R SU N OISTUIUZIN G LOTIO N gh»» t Cone»nlr«tlo n lo * Extrac t lo r Instan t fro m sunbur n lo r •ll-o«* r Alo * moisturizin g anytime . 52 4 Fron t Stre®t»Ks y West , Florid a 3 Ther e wa s a complain t onc e a t Pogart y Hous e abou t a ghos t i n th e at tic . Whe n Ra y offere d t o chang e th e fellow'; j room , h e backe d down...sayin g ther e woul d probabl y b e a wors e on e i n anothe r room . ON E TIME , "Dutch " ( a roome r there) , wa s th e creato r o f gian t soa p bubble s whic h h e sen t floatin g o n Duva l Street . H e use d glycerin e (mad e bubble s stronge r an d mor e abl e t o reflec t colors ) an d wafte d th e bubble s fro m a ben t wir e hanger . Th e enormou s siz e o f on e foo t across , an d thre e fee t long , amaze d people . "A T FOGART Y HOUSE , th e bigges t prob lem, " claim s Ray , "wa s wher e t o pu t al l th e extr a bodie s tha t ende d u p i n th e hall s a t night . Man y too k shower s there . W e neve r reall y objecte d unles s the y lef t a rea l mess. " H e recall s tha t onc e h e rente d a roo m t o a coupl e o f guy s o f who m some on e said : "Hey , yo u go t som e strang e peopl e u p there. " H e checked , an d throug h th e alread y opene d doo r saw _ thes e guy s chanting, wit h candle s lit . Abou t 2 0 peopl e wer e there , bone s throug h thei r noses . The y kille d a chicken . Voodo o drum s wer e soundin g i n th e stillnes s o f th e night . "W e aske d the m politel y t o leave, " say s Ray . BO B NO W OWN S 82 2 Fleming , whic h i s th e bik e shop , an d u p above , anothe r "eas y goin g apartmen t house. " Hi s standard s fo r tenant s ar e "goo d vibe s an d nobod y wh o wil l tea r th e plac e up. " "FATHE R HA S a natura l abilit y wit h wil d animals, " say s Ray . "H e train s the m o n wor d command . The y becom e hi s babies. " Ther e wa s Mr . Bad , th e badge r (a s fa r a s the y know , n o on e ha s bee n abl e t o trai n a wil d badge r befor e o r since ) wh o woul d rol l over , si t u p an d d o somersault s o n command . H e woul d li e o n hi s bac k an d leav e hi s tumm y vulnerable , showin g complet e trust . Bo b ha s take n othe r animal s n o on e coul d trai n an d don e wonder s wit h them . I sa w Kink y eatin g a n appl e an d the n kissin g Bo b i n hi s ear , an d o n hi s cheek . Whe n Bo b wa s small , chicken s woul d perc h o n hi s shoulder , an d al thoug h hi s mothe r prohibite d animals , Bo b finall y di d ge t a ca t an d late r a raccoon . H E GAV E hi s son s thre e rabbit s fo r Easte r onc e an d buil t a fin e hutc h fo r them . Th e rabbit s ha d babies , an d the y ende d u p wit h abou t 8 0 rabbits . Ra y say s h e go t t o kno w eac h on e sinc e h e fe d an d watere d the m an d gathere d weed s an d herb s fo r them . "Whe n Po p cam e hom e we' d le t the m al l out. Thumpe r wa s th e mos t enormou s on e an d a t 1 0 o'cloc k a t nigh t a ritua l he' d thum p th e floo r o f th e cag e fo r 20-3 0 minutes . Nothin g coul d chang e hi s behavior. " I T I S Bob' s desir e t o tam e a wolver in e (badge r family , bu t te n time s mean er ) an d a Tasmania n Devil , whic h wil l attac k unprovoked . H e say s yo u ca n d o i t i f yo u "ge t the m young , b e kin d t o the m don' t fea r the m o r le t the m kno w you'r e afrai d o f them . Th e wors e thin g a n anima l ca n d o i s bit e you . A bit e usuall y mean s you'r e no t payin g atten tion. " Bot h Bo b an d Ra y agre e tha t yo u must neve r distur b a wil d anima l whil e h e i s nibblin g (Bo b get s a ni p ever y onc e i n a whil e himself) ; an d the y bot h advis e no t t o giv e alcoho l t o animals . Bo b eve n ha d a pe t groupe r fo r abou t -thre e months . I t cam e int o th e liv e wel l o f hi s boat . H e woul d fee d the . fish , pat hi s head , an d tal k t o him . Ra y intoned , "There' s n o generatio n ga p betwee n Da d an d me . We'r e buddies. " u "A c t —\ AM I lin e o f sportin g goods Ke y West' s tea m outfitter s Locate d
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fume vopemer wuru a txta, Man, a. \n hefprp note s an d antic-dote s •b y Doroth y Rayme r ANGELC' S OASI S TAKE OUT SERVICE A VAILABLE OPE N DAILY'TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . "WH Y DOESN' T Ke y Wes t pu t o n a n annua l pagean t base d o n it s colorfu l history? " wa s a questio n aske d m e b y a frien d wh o ha s see n severa l suc h event s i n variou s part s o f th e countr y in cludin g th e Cheroke e India n pagean t se t i n th e Grea t Smokies . Th e answe r probabl y lie s wit h th e stagin g o f a loca l pagean t som e year s ago . Th e effor t wa s tremendous , bu t th e re su]t s wer e farcical . LE T M E RECAL L th e pagean t whic h wa s planne d a s th e mai n attractio n fo r L a Seiran a Alegre , o r Wee k o f Jo y celebration , which , too k plac e traditionall y i n February . Thi s particula r performanc e wa s i n th e earl y 1950 s an d wa s designe d t o b e a cultura l exhibition . Appointe d a s pagean t directo r wa s a woma n know n a s Mme . Irm a Labastille . Sh e wa s large , energeti c an d ha d a n .expande d imaginatio n t o matc h he r upholstered , continental-shel f bosom . Sh e cam e her e fro m Miam i a t th e reques t o f official s t o who m sh e ha d bee n recommende d a s a n expert . O n arrival , muc h fete d b y loca l societ y fixtures , Mme . Labastill e mad e a hurrie d stud y o f materia l fo r th e pageant . He r conglomerat e knowledg e wa s incorporate d wit h wha t mus t hav e bee n previou s experienc e i n th e mor e classi c form s o f dance , dram a an d historica l produc tions . Accen t wa s o n mo b scenes . Sh e ha d a Ceci l B . deMill e penchan t fo r thes e an d migh t hav e bee n goo d a t composin g a banque t scen e for x Roma n revels . BU T KE Y WES T adults , bein g th e independen t segmen t a s usual , di d no t respon d t o th e cal l fo r participatio n e n masse , s o loca l schoo l student s wer e recruite d fo r th e casting . O n wit h th e show J Mor e tha n 50 0 spectator s turne d out a t Wes t Martell o Towe r (no w th e Garde n Center) , wher e bleacher s wer e se t u p o n th e ground s wit h th e cente r stag e i n wha t i s no w a n outdoo r displa y area . Th e evenin g bega n serenely , bu t win d velocit y continue d t o increase . Mini-gale s kicke d u p a cape r a t a minimu m o f 2 3 mile s a n hou r an d havo c resulted ! FIRST , a contrive d galleon , whic h wa s t o furnis h offshor e background , brok e it s mooring s an d sinc e i t wa s onl y flims y scenery , i t too k of f fo r point s unknow n alon g wit h othe r hunk s o f impressionisti c backdrop s — gon e wit h th e gusts . Undaunted , th e audienc e huddle d o n th e boar d seats , clamp in g o n t o caps , hats , capes , stoles , shawls , an d mantillas , an d th e sho w wen t o n i n th e bes t th e "sho w biz " tradition . " THER E WER E som e highlight s i n th e openin g settin g wit h a Fountai n o f Yout h structure , complet e wit h tw o hug e goblet s an d gian t seahorse s a s th e centra l design . Aroun d thi s creatio n dance d nymph s i n film y garment s subjec t t o th e whim s o f th e wind . Muc h Souther n exposur e resulte d i n appreciativ e whistle s fro m th e male s i n th e audience . MUSICA L BACKGROUN D wa s excellent , a choru s o f abou t 5 0 vocalist s directe d b y th e lat e To m Whitley . Th e singer s wer e accompanie d b y pianis t Millicen t Taylor . Th e soun d o f th e Se a an d win d blende d i n wit h enchantin g results , fo r par t o f th e time . Unfortunatel y th e blen d wa s no t consistent . Withou t adequat e soun d equipment , a s th e win d velocit y increased , voice s wer e carrie d awa y i n sporadi c puffs . U P o n a n embankment , 6 0 hig h schoo l student s chante d th e storie s o f historica l sequenc e wit h som e difficulty , sinc e the y hel d flutterin g script s an d flashlight s i n orde r t o rea d th e overlon g line s incorporate d int o th e pagean t b y th e director. ' AFTE R TH E PROLOGUE , a s described , Scen e I I burs t i n o n th e outdoo r stag e wit h piercing , scream s an d wa r whoops , delivere d wit h enthusias m b y mor e student s go t u p a s tribe s o f earl y Indians , Calusa s versu s Caribes . Th e savage s entere d int o th e fierc e comba t wit h zest . Outsid e o f footbal l scrimmages , Ke y Wes t ha d no t see n suc h riotou s frenz y i n years . Scalpin g actio n wa s easy . Th e wig s o f lon g blac k braid s didn' t hav e t o b e "lifted " b y th e warriors . Nearl y every,on e o f th e fighter s flippe d an d los t hi s wi g as , th e struggl e wen t o n an d on , unti l ther e wa s complet e annihilation . Al l thos e loos e scalps, strew n willynill y o n th e battleground , "slayed " th e audience . AN D T O MAK E i t al l th e mor e hilarious , a smal l ban d o f strangel y cal m Indian s sa t o n th e sideline s an d bea t o n thei r tomtoms . Yo u couldn' t "hea r the m fo r miles. " Th e drumtone s wer e jus t barel y audibl e i n th e nois y melee . I N TH E SEQUENCE , a fe w Spaniard s i n helmet s an d armor , appeare d o n th e scen e an d discovere d wha t wa s supposedl y a pil e o f bones , aftermat h o f th e tremendou s conflic t betwee n nativ e tribes . Scarle t banner s o f Spai n an d a whit e on e o f th e Church , were"plante d o n th e soil . Th e nam e o f Cay o Hueso , Isl e o f Bones , wa s pronounce d b y a black-robe d priest . Thi s scen e wa s trul y dramatic , wit h th e armo r gleamin g i n th e moon light , but , alas , th e effec t wa s marre d becaus e th e moonligh t als o reflecte d wit h a glitte r o n moder n eye-glasse s wor n b y som e o f th e explorers . • PIRATE S wer e depicte d next , landin g no t lik e Marine s wit h th e situatio n wel l i n hand , bu t wit h careles s abandon , rollin g in , roisterin g an d guzzlin g bottle s o f ru m (synthetic , o f course), . Th e motle y cre w (an d neve r wa s a n expressio n mor e appropriate ) kep t takin g swig s betwee n bout s o f buryin g a treasur e chest , alon g wit h a coupl e o f thei r ow n men , afte r flashin g display s o f earrings , gritte d teet h an d swordplay . Som e wa g i n th e audienc e cracked , "Look s lik e a n overflo w delegatio n fro m Slopp y Joe's. " ' YEAR S O F TH E WRECKER S wer e marke d b y a witt y sermo n de livere d b y Fr . Joh n Armstron g o f St . Paul' s Episcopalia n Church . H e portraye d "Th e Wreckin g Parson " wh o kep t hi s congregatio n enthralle d whil e he , havin g spotte d a wrec k fro m th e elevatio n o f hi s pulpit , mad e hi s wa y dow n th e aisl e t o th e door , an d the n pu t o n a das h t o hi s salvag e vesse l shoutin g "Wrec k ashore! " A t leas t s o goe s th e legend . ACTOR S i n thi s par t o f th e pagean t wer e attire d i n 182 5 costume s an d on e coupl e arrive d i n a creakin g buckboar d draw n b y a n equall y creak y horse . At on e poin t th e hors e balke d an d seeme d t o wan t t o sta y i n th e limelight . Ther e wa s a littl e ' confusio n abou t gettin g hi m offstage . H e lef t "souvenirs " o f Ill s appearance . . . ETHNI C GROUP S fare d bette r wit h interlude s o f a rumba , band , a calyps o unit , an d a chora l inser t b y student s fro m Douglas s Hig h School , plu s th e Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l band . Thes e musica l treat s wer e esteeme d a s topper s o f th e evening . Ironically , th e balle t o n th e 193 5 Labo r Da y Hurrican e prove d t o b e almos t a s disastrou s a s th e devastatio n o f the . IFlagle r Railroad . A handsom e an d popula r coupl e portraye d th e "Spirit s o f th e Hurricane. " The y stoo d "hig h o n a for t embenk itient . Th e robe s the y wor e wer e windtosse d an d th e performer s wer e har d pu t t o maintai n a semblanc e o f dignit y an d modesty , • • no t t o mentio n precariou s balance . Betwee n classica l posturing , "th e tableau x figure s wer e give n t o madl y clutchin g thei r garments , wit h th e win d fightin g t o tea r th e robe s no t only-asunder , bu t completel y away . ' ' . • , • • continue d o n pag e 2 9 Si. ZON E 1 0 LFOR D photograph y a t Land s En d )/tV \ .-— • • CBACHIOv F ,( / NEI L LUKA S # 6 LAND' S EN D VILLAG E KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 29.6-388 1 (acros s fro m th e Hal f Shel l Ra w Bar ) Fo r eleganc e withou t extravaganc e OPE N 7 DAY S A WEE K q.UEEN S TflBL E ; v ; .,••; , •••.: . DINNER: , V .V V . • , ; wit h johnn y PritcKar d a t th e pian o 5:3 0 p.m . t o 11:0 0 p.m . ' . : : ' : : ' •••;•,•••• • LUNC H " /' v ; / Noo n 'ti l 2:1 5 p.m . • . .' . '•• • BRjEAKFAS T : '\-.'^. : r-^ ' • ' • • : . ; 7:0 0 a.m . t o 11:0 0 a.m . -::.•;••..•;• ? • •':...:, '.'.-'• • Sunda y Brunc h ,; '.;•;• : • ;: : ' : / : >. Cocktail s i n th e popula r WES T INDIE S LOUNG E \,•'•'"• .' ; : ; \ Noon'tir 2 £m . ••.•• ; ./:;" / A T TH I SANT A MARI A MOTE L {305 ] 296-567 8 140 1 SIMONTO N ST . KE Y WEST , FLORID A MP M BETfLE' 5 NUR5ER Y orj W $r patio EPISCI A "PIN K BROCADE " $3.2 5 TH E FUNCTIO N STOR E rol l £ em ! ou r natura l bambo o matchstic k o r tortois e roilup s (complet e wit h al l hardware ) dros s u p ever y roo m fro m earl y atti c t o donghi a deluxe , choos e unobtrusiv e natura l matchstic k o r ou r dramati c Vj"-slatte d wood burne d tortois e bamboo , measur e you r window s & rol l 'e m t o las t buck's ! su e matchstic k 2'.' 2 3 3' i \ 4 an d 6 x x6 ' •x6 ' x6 ' X6 1 now , (o r < 7 1 roilups . tortois e 39.00 . 8.5 0 10.0 0 11.5 0 13.2 5 slidin g glas s matchstic k tortois e 12.5 0 ' 15.0 0 17.5 0 20.0 0 i doors , 24.00 , « e delive r i n ke y west ! cal l 294-200 7 t o order . 52 4 duval . ope n 107 p m ever y da y

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8 TH E TO P FLORIS T SHO P " a beautifu l eddin g tradition " CORNE R O F TRUMA N & WHIT E ji l \ 1 Cal l u s for a Consultatio n Appointmen t 294-465 1 FOO D CENTE R invites you to visit our new soup and sandwich shop ®Conch Chowder Lime Pie, etc. 296-232 1 7O 1 Carolin e St . SO N JONF S TiNNI S & CHUIS i SKOPP E Duvms? . i Appare l an d Accessorie s b y * CHRISTIA N DIO R • DUNLO P CONNOR S CONVERS E AN D AL L MAJO R BRAND S O F RACQUET S ** > 1 Endangere d Sal t Pond s photo s an d articl e b y Richar d Mars h TK K NEWL Y FORME D Ke y Wes t chapte r o f th e Nationa l Organizatio n Fo r Women , th e Monro e Count y Commissio n o n th e Statu s o f Women , America n Associatio n o f Universit y Wome n an d th e Huma n Right s A d Ho c Committe e ar e organizin g a inarc h an d rall y wit h loca l an d na tiona l know n speaker s t o kic k of f severa l day s o f event s i n suppor t o f ratificatio n o f th e Equa l Right s Amendment . Colorfu l poster s wit h th e followin g messag e rea d i n part : EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ACTUAL WOREING) "EQUALITY OF FIGHTS UNDER THE LAW SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED B Y THE UNITED STATES OR BY ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX." IMACIl'E.' Women who represent E'1% of our population and who are 90% of the single parents, do not have the protection of equal rights under the United States Constitution. People have been struggling for this right" since 1923 when another bill, which said "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and everywhere subject to its jurisdiction," was presented to the United States Congress and was defeated. This oa cured just after women had won the -right to vote. The time is NOW, after 5 5 years, for the United States to recognize that WOMEN " MUST BE FREE to participate fully and equally as citizens of this country and that their rights must not be denied by any unjust State or Federal law. COME AND JOIN US Thursday, May 11, at 4 p.m. on the County Court Bouse steps and show your support for a basic Gap! . 6Q6' 6 RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocean SEAFOO D Ra w Oyster s Shrim p Steame d i n Bee r Conc h Chowde r Lobste r & Turtl e Steak Homemad e Ke y Lim e Tie DESERVEDL Y FAMOU S FO R FRES H SEAFOO D Ope n 11:3 0 a.m . t o 1 1 p.m . Dail y 90 8 Carolin e St . 294-900 5 right for women. The march will proceed \< from the County Court House steps down > Duval Street to Mallory Square. At the square there will be a rally with speakers,} For further information, or if you wish to donate your time and/or money to organize this demonstration, -please phone 294-7474. phot o b y Ki m Wis e The Fogarty House looks awful these day a . There has b&en widespread damage to it by vandals, garbage and bottles are littered in the yard, and the fence pickets are routinely broken off. , It would be nice if the city could find some way to force the owners to cleanit up. continue d o n pag e 2 9 Kitche n Gallery ope n 1 0 t o 6-294077 0 sear s tow n ke y wes t GOURME T COOKWAR E Utensils , Tableto p Accessorie s Locall y Handpainfe d Chin a AN D Man y Persona l an d Gif t CIVILIZIN G TH E SAL T POND S I N TH E BEGINNIN G Ke y Wes t wa s strictl y fo r th e birds . A collectio n o f shallo w sal t ponds , mangroves , an d spot s o f dr y groun d bred.mosquitos . Killifis h an d othe r small , shallo w wate r fis h an d marin e lif e fe d of f th e • mangrove s an d mosquito s an d mosquit o larvae . Herons , egrets , roseat e spoon bills , shorebird s lik e plover s an d sand pipers , an d migrator y waterfow l feaste d freel y o n th e banque t tha t abounde d here , thank s mainl y t o th e island-buildin g re d mangroves . Indian s cam e her e t o trad e wit h Cuba , bu t apparentl y wer e onl y seasona l visitor s wit h n o fixe d settlemen t o n th e island . Th e Europea n explorer s wer e welcome d wit h arrow s an d di d no t pres s th e matter . Th e Indian s cam e late r whe n th e whit e invader s move d int o Florid a an d pushe d th e Creeks , Catawbas , an d Seminoles , wh o pushe d th e weake r Calusa s an d Carib s sout h throug h th e Keys . Un substantiate d rumo r ha s i t tha t ther e wa s a fina l pitche d battl e o n Ke y Wes t whic h lef t th e islan d strew n wit h bones , henc e on e o f th e Spanis h name s fo r th e islan d Cay o Hues o a r Cay o Huesson , th e Isl e o f Bones . N o on e eve r testi fie d t o seein g th e bones , an d reliabl e historian s doub t th e story . Pirate s like d Ke y West , bu t onl y becaus e n o on e els e did . The y wer e . lef t alon e her e t o li e lo w whil e th e hea t wa s on , unti l Commodqr e Porte r chase d the m ou t whe n th e Unite d State s claime d possessio n o f th e Keys . TH E KEY S wer e no t specificall y in clude d i n th e 181 9 treat y wit h Spai n whic h gav e Florid a t o th e Unite d States . Nobod y reall y wante d th e Key s unti l th e U.S . recognize d th e militar y importanc e o f thi s "Gibralta r o f th e Gulf, " an d a shar p businessma n bough t th e islan d fo r $2000 . Eve n then , a yello w feve r out brea k i n th e 1820' s nearl y cause d th e 1 1 i I n i r MrsBiddld s CAND Y STOR E AN D IC E CREA M PARLO R HOMEMAD E KE Y LIM E PI E islan d t o b e abandone d b y th e Navy , unti l Porte r identifie d th e origi n o f th e feve r a s th e Cuba n islands . Sinc e then , Ke y Wes t gre w slowl y an d naturally , wit h th e exception s o f th e wrecking , cigar , shrimp , an d vari ou s militar y booms , whe n ther e wer e sudde n fluctuation s o f th e econom y an d immigrants . Betwee n th e booms , thing s slowe d dow n t o a comfortabl e Caribbea n pace . DEVELOPMEN T o f th e islan d starte d nea r th e harbo r an d sprea d slowl y through ou t the,res t o f th e island . We t place s wer e bridged , the n filled , a s lan d wa s "reclaimed " fro m th e se a an d th e sal t ponds , a s i f th e wate r ha d stole n th e lan d fro m th e peopl e an d th e peopl e wer e onl y recoverin g wha t wa s rightfull y theirs . Th e bird s kep t movin g ove r a s th e settlemen t sprea d out . STAN BECKER'S CANOE^IRIPS • • • I I I I I I I I I 1 I I 1, , l-. l L , corne r simonton&fron t 9a m t o 4p m INCLUDE S LUNC H EQUIPPE D CANOE S GUIDANC E EXPLOR E TH E LOWE R KEY S WIT H A N EXPERIENCE D LOCA L NATURALIS T , PE R PERSO N RO.BOX6 2 BI G PIN E KEY , FLORID A 3304 3 O R PHON E (305)872-2620 Harbo r Hous e 42 3 Fron t Stree t Jewelr y restore d • mad e t o orde r • ANSA-RIT E Telephone — Answering Service W E ANSWE R YOU R PHON t WIT H A VOIC I THA T CARES.. . COURTEOUSL Y AN D INTELLIGENTL Y W E TAK E MESSAGES , ORDERS , SERVIC E CALLS , AN D GIV E CALLER S AN Y INFORMATIO N YO U WISH . AN D Cm A LOT I BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N t WOME N HAV E RELIE D O H OU R smvi a co t YIAM . * COURTEOU S * PROFESSIONA L * W/AX E U P SIRVIC V * PROMP T * COMMERCIA L * CLASSIFIE D AD S * EFFICIEN T * RESIDENTIA L * '2 * HOU R SERVICI : * EXPCRIENCC D * OCCASIONA L * PAR T TIM E SERVIC E LATES T & MOS T MODER N EQUIPMENT , MalA «•»««*« , PERSONA L SERVIC E T O SUI T YOU R INDIVIDUA L NEIO t "Wk« l A« Col U A n CONFIDENTIAL " ro« eomnm — otTAiis— ABOUT out MANY SCHVICtS — CAtl 294-104 4 o r 296-886 6 DAIL Y SPECIAL S Wher e Yo u Ge t Goo d Valu e Ever y Da y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 3 P M Lunc h ....$1.1 9 Choic e o f Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e oifr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes , Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r Delux e $1.3 5 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 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Chicke n Dinne r ....... $1.59 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 10:3 0 T O 1 0 P M Fis h Dinne r ........... . $1.7 9 WitrTcol e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Roll , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc e DININ G ROO M ^ TAKEOU T SERVIC E EAT IN UNLIMITE D TAKE OUT ily c I^staurants 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 Ph . 294-220 4

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1 0 shrrmp, I'tirSfcr 5h>m crabs, rot/p£r t snappir, Conch f j£wfi'5h ivf e ship anywhere in -/-fje USAA Traditiona l Old' e Pirate s Ba r Beer : Importe d & Domesti c Win e an d Win e Coaler s Ches s an d Dart s Pi n bal l an d Poo l Sandwiche s an d Pizz a Cabl e 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 " Souther n Comfor t Waterbe d Islan d Waterbed s & accessorie s Hammock s Pyramid s Etc . 51 1 K>«vaISt . 294-226 0 LESSON S A SALE S * REPAIR S 't f TH E ^ASNAB Y PRICE D UBSSONS WlTH EMPHASI S O N CREATIVIT Y RNE R O f • SOUTHAR D ^DUVA U 60 O DUVAL . STREE T KE Y WEST . FLORID A 3304 0 MEMBE R AMERICA N GE M SOCIET Y Th e origina l 150 0 acre s o f Ke y Wes t ha s grow n t o abou t 300 0 acres , excludin g th e man-mad e islands , a s show n i n th e comparativ e maps . 182 9 t o mi : Atmw t TwK » lt » Siz » Mos t peopl e agre e tha t thi s i s good , bu t publi c opinio n i s increasingl y voca l i n sayin g tha t thi s i s enough . Bot h locall y an d nationall y th e publi c i s becomin g awar e tha t ou r country , "beauti fu l fo r spaciou s skies, " doe s no t hav e unlimite d lan d an d resources , an d tha t th e tim e ha s com e t o cal l a hal t t o un limite d growt h an d development . W E HAV E HA D 40 0 year s o f expanding , cuttin g dow n trees , clearin g land , an d fillin g i n we t spot s t o mak e roo m fo r a vigorous , growing " populatio n t o live , work , an d gro w food . Ther e ha s alway s bee n enoug h roo m lef t ove r t o play , stretc h th e leg s an d th e imagination , an d simpl y ge t awa y fro m i t all . I t ha s bee n a health y an d necessar y growt h fo r th e cultur e whic h w e hav e develope d int o th e America n wa y o f life . Bu t no w th e tim e ha s com e t o revie w ou r cultur e an d philosophy . W e hav e settle d th e lan d fro m se a t o se a an d .thereb y accepte d th e responsibilit y fo r it s care . Th e healt h o f th e land , an d S$ C Fro m Ke y West., The Last Resort, © 197 8 Ke y Wes t Boo k an d Car d Co . Use d wit h permission . NO W THA T YOU'V E TANNE D YOURSEL F SILJ.Y.. . Hav e (o r give ) a n invigoratin g massag e wit h thi s JAPANES E MUSCL E RELAXER ! Made of soft rubber balls, wooded handle, and with a flexible metal band to bounce you back into shape. At GEMINI BOUTIQUE, 517 Duval St., open'until 12 midnight, telephone 294-2260. Also at SOUTHERN COMFORT, 511 Duval. MAL E an d FEMAL E yog a pant s shirt s * short s swimwea r (lip-flop s welr y hat s bag s jean s waterbed. s 51 7 DUVA L 294-226 0 Ope n 7 days , Mon-Sa t til l 12 , Su n til l 6 therefor e o f it s people , rjeeme d incapabl e o f har m becaus e o f it s enormit y an d robustness . No w tha t th e lan d i s no ' longe r s o man y time s large r tha n it s population , it s huma n inhabitant s mus t tak e upo n themselve s th e activ e car e o f th e propert y the y depen d o n fo r thei r lif e an d welfare . I N KE Y WES T i t i s tim e t o sto p re placin g natur e wit h man-mad e structures . A quarte r o f ou r islan d i s relative l y undeveloped , excep t fo r th e airport . Th e are a bounde d b y Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d o n th e sout h an d east , b y Flagle r o n th e north , an d b y Berth a o n th e west , contain s th e airport , th e Ke y West-by-the-Se a condo , a fe w motels , th e hig h school , a subdivision , an d severa l othe r buildings . Thes e struc ture s surround , an d the"airpor t runwa y goe s through , wha t wa s originall y about 34 0 acre s o f natura l sal t ponds . Illega l fil l fo r a projecte d marin a comple x calle d Island s i n th e Su n ha s seriousl y impacte d o r destroye d par t o f th e sal t pond s betwee n th e eas t en d o f th e runway , th e canal , an d Sout h Roose vel t Boulevard . Th e Arm y Corp s o f En gineer s i s attemptin g t o ge t a.cour t decision ' t o forc e th e owne r t o restor e th e are a a s muc h a s possibl e t o it s natura l state . TH E SAL T POND S ar e no t a s health y • an, d productiv e a s the y woul d b e i f th e airpor t runway , Sout h Roosevel t Boulevard , an d othe r development s ha d bee n carefull y built ; tha t is , i f culvert s ha d bee n in stalled ' unde r th e runwa y an d th e roa d t o allo w regula r flushin g o f th e pond s wit h tida l action . Th e pond s hav e apparent l y bee n see n a s merel y we t land , whic h need s onl y t o b e fille d t o becom e usabl e dr y land . . PROPOSE D WEATHE R STATIO N MONRO E COUNT Y want s to , fill , a por tio n o f th e sal t pon d sout h o f th e air V^Oll " Fin e Ar t Print s . «Originals * Reproduction s to »«j r 1 1 Exper t Custo m Framin g W€l| i fo r al l you r framin g needs , IntOfOC t Larg e selectio n o f molding s an d • niC I %S9 1 mats . Needlework—Photograph s i n you r -^Shadow/boxes . ow n home . carvtPt-ET E ARTIST' S MATERIAL S OEPARTfVlEW T Farringto n Gallerie s 7 U dova ! 294-691 1 pokin g i n 1 1 i atic l 0 , use d doffim o an d antiqu e Specializin g in. r ° Importe d Clothin g Moroccai \ Import s t Indonesia n Imports ' India n imports' 1 ^ 60 1 Duva l Stree t por t runwa y (se e map ) t o buil d a weathe r station , whic h i t wil l leas e t o th e Weathe r Service . Application s fo r fil l permit s hav e bee n sen t t o th e Arm y Corp s o f Engineer s an d th e Departmen t o f En vironmenta l Regulatio n (DER) . A recen t alternativ e pla n request s permissio n t o buil d th e weathe r statio n o n piling s wit h minima l fill . Sinc e th e pon d i n questio n i s severel y impacte d b y th e airpor t runway , Sout h Roosevel t Boulevard , an d th e count y acces s roa d of f th e Boulevard , an d th e pon d i s no t considered.t o b e significant l y productiv e fo r wildlif e (althoug h bird s currentl y feed , roost , an d ap parentl y nes t an d bree d there) , i t woul d b e difficul t t o hol d of f th e bull dozer s solel y o n th e basi s o f it s bio logica l productivity . No t man y peopl e sleep , lounge , o r reproduc e i n th e kit chen , bu t ho w man y o f u s woul d willingl y allo w th e remova l o f ou r livin g room s an d bedroom s simpl y becaus e w e don' t ea t ou r mai n meal s there ? Th e bird s ma y fee d primaril y i n th e mor e biologi call y productiv e ponds , bu t a goo d selec tio n o f herons , egrets , an d amphibiou s surfac e feeder s an d diver s ma y b e ob serve d standing , roosting , .an d paddlin g around , snackin g o n whateve r i s available . TH E MAI N ARGUMEN T i n defens e o f leavin g thi s pon d undevelope d i s tha t th e pon d i s valuabl e fo r people . Al thoug h ther e ar e severa l place s i n th e sal t pond s wher e eve n th e uninstructe d bir d watche r ca n get clos e t o rar e an d unusua l bird s withou t eve n wettin g hi s feet ' o r walkin g fa r fro m hi s car , n o othe r pon d exhibitin g suc h a grea t variet y o f birdlif e i s s o accessibl e t o s o man y people . An y tim e o f th e da y (althoug h som e time s ar e bette r tha n others ) yo u ca n par k you r ca r anywher e o n th e parkwa y o n th e lan d sid e o f Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d (cable d th e Ol d Bridl e Path ) th e galle y fllley LUNC H & DINNER S • LUNCHEO N SPECIAL S DAIL Y BEE R & WIN E SNACK S T O DINNER S SPECIALIZIN G I N LOCA L SEAFOO D INFORMA L OUTDOO R DININ Q 294-S38 7 613V a Duva l Street , Ke y Wes t Th e Cook' s Bazaa r 611 Duval ' 296-6656 betwee n Berth a an d th e Highwa y Patro l Station , wal k a fe w fee t t o th e bushes , an d se e sight s tha t photographer s an d avi d bir d fancier s trave l hundred s o f mile s t o see . I t is ' jus t a s eas y t o visi t th e mini-sal t pon d o n Res t Beach . Som e 20 0 differen t specie s o f bird s ma y b e see n aroun d Ke y Wes t a t on e tim e o r another , mos t o f the m i n th e sal t ponds . A partia l listing accompanie s thi s arti cle . N O ON E ha s bee n hear d t o disagre e tha t th e Weathe r Servic e need s a ne w station . Th e onl y argumen t i s it s lo cation . Richar d Urbanak , Chie f Meteorologis t a t th e loca l station , explaine d tha t th e Weathe r Servic e need s t o "co-locate " it s tw o operation s a t th e Ke y Wes t airpor t an d a t th e Nava l Ai r Statio n fo r greate r efficiency . Neithe r o f th e facilitie s currentl y i n us e i s adequate . Combinin g bot h operation s int o a ne w facilit y a t th e Ke y Wes t airpor t wit h sufficien t spac e shoul d b e don e almos t immediately , Urbana k said , becaus e th e Ke y Wes t sta tio n i s schedule d t o receiv e a ne w typ e o f communication s syste m i n Februar y 1979 . I t woul d b e impractica l t o instal l th e ne w syste m i n alread y inadequat e quarters . Bu t wh y doe s th e count y insis t tha t €C)
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1 2 1 3 • 0 m Floo r Coverin g Co . Oldes t floor compan y i n ~rbe > S2 S Flemin g 6> t 2?6-207 | floor Sandin g | an d Finishin g vmyt e an d carp&fs ~ . 1 ' EN D O F SEASO N SAL E Ma y 1st . t o 20A . BI G DISCOUNT S Kar e nig s tapestrie s Antique s — Woik s o f Ar t Tw s t o Sa t 12-4 ; Sra t to Mor a 47 421Siai<(iitoaSt. , S*yW E si l FX3364 f US A Clos e Ma y 21$ t Reope n De c 1st . WORL D WID E TRAVE L SESViC E A t 8 RAI L STEAMSHI P KE Y WES T ; S1 4 Southar d S t 296-5T2 2 MARATHO N Dixi e Plaz a 1098 0 Oversea s H w y 743-527 4 NIBBLE S I I 400SIMON-TQHST . Ke y West , Fia . 294-704 0 GFBttffiJ S , SC5-2fl!KiS3 8 101 8 TRUtth N KVE . E Y WE S GLAS S WORK S stained j&is s shades and uinJouts, custom aJ,i at ass supplies, cfosse s th e ne w weathe r statio n b e locate d i n th e sal t pond ? Becaus e it' s i n th e air por t maste r pla n whic h wa s approve d las t year , accordin g t o Count y Commissione r Jerr y Hernandez , an d an y on e objectin g t o tha t locatio n shoul d hav e sai d some thin g las t year . Becaus e tha t i s th e onl y plac e ap prove d b y th e Federa l Aviatio n Authority , accordin g t o Count y Developmen t Directo r Jac k Burke . Loca l environmentalist s woul d lik e t o se e th e ne w weathe r statio n place d anywher e bu t wher e th e count y want s it / excep t i n anothe r sal t pond . WHA T ABOU T thos e pad s nea r th e eas t en d o f th e runway , suggeste d on e o f th e regulator y agenc y staf f member s I spok e with . Wha t pads ? Sur e enough , o n a n aeria l phot o o f Ke y Wes t take n abou t 196 0 ther e appea r a n unusua l northerly-runnin g runwa y an d thre e cir cula r pad s lyin g nort h o f th e eas t en d o f th e presen t runway . I trampe d aroun d th e are a an d foun d th e pads , th e ol d runway , an d a 4 0 x 4 0 foo t buildin g founda tio n tha t look s lik e i t wa s lai d severa l year s ag o an d abandoned . I coul d no t b e sur e whethe r thes e pad s wer e o n th e airpor t propert y o r privat e property . The y appea r t o b e in clude d i n eithe r th e Conle y o r th e Con text-Mark s (Island s i n th e Sun ) parcel s o r both . Th e mos t recen t assessmen t o f th e Conle y parcel , whic h i s abou t 5 0 acres , i s $128,000 , makin g i t wort h abou t $256,000 . Thi s valu e i s specula tive , sinc e unde r curren t environmenta l regulation s ther e i s littl e tha t ca n legall y b e don e wit h tha t property . Thi s are a seem s a logica l alterna tiv e sit e fo r th e ne w weathe r station , subjec t t o FA A approval . Th e sit e i s alread y filled , an d purchasin g a fe w acre s o f thi s parce l shoul d b e cheape r tha n fillin g i n par t o f a sal t pond . ANOTHE R ALTERNATIV E seem s t o b e th e idea l location : th e County' s com poun d jus t eas t o f th e termina l build in g wher e impounde d vehicle s ar e kept . Orbana k say s tha t i t make s n o differenc e t o hi m wher e th e ne w statio n i s built , an d h e guesse s tha t buildin g th e statio n wher e th e county ' s compoun d i s locate d woul d sav e $75-80,000 , sinc e ther e woul d b e utilitie s clos e b y t o *BXRDS KNOWN TO OCCUR ON SALT POND OR IN THE FRINGE GROWTH,, FOB FEEDING OH BREEDING. Those marked "*" are thought to hveed there. Pied-hilled Grebe, Frown Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Anhinga, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron (white morph), Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Reddish Egret (including the rare white phase), Cattle Egret, 'Louisiana Heron, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelev, Leaser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, Sing-neaked Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Ospvey, American Kestrel, *Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Semipalma ted Plover, Wilson's Plover, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Willet, Greater lellowlegs, Leaser lellowlegs, Short-hilled Dowit,-' cher, Sanderling, American Avocet, *Black-necked Stilt, Herring Gull, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, FoTstep's Tern, Roseate Tern Bridled Tern, *Least Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Blaok Skimmer, ^Mourning Dove, * Ground Dove, *Smooth-billed Ani, *Common Nighthawk, *"Killykadiak", Belted Kingfisher, *Gray Kingbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Water Pipit, *Black-whiskered Vireo, i'ellov-vumped Warbler, *Prai?ie Warbler, *Yellow Warbler *Red-winged Blackbird, * Common Graekle, Svamp Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow. Any Sofa & Chair $78: . chai r onl y $30. * Sof a onl y $ 5 0. * STO P throwin g goo d mone y ou t o f th e windo w fo r ne w furniture , cal l u s firs t fo r a tre e estimat e o n furnitur e reupholstery . EXTR A 10 % DISCCUN T WIT H THI S ADVERTISEMEN T BANKAMERICAR D MASTERCHARG E CUSTO M wmimm INTERIOR S HOURS-Tues-Sat-9:3Q-5:.0 0 296-345 3 CXfe r expire s 6 /20/78-*pla s ou r fabri c D e Marc o Til e J)\s±r>bub>rs Stoc k l&iand, Hey mfc an d 0uBrry ti zzo , Cuban fde f s i Us , Mheswes t g , tool s and iiisfailalions . hoo k int o (whic h ther e ar e no t a t th e propose d site) , an d ahyTill^Trequxre d b y th e buildin g cod e woul d b e muc h les s tha n i n th e pond . Also , i t woul d b e mor e convenien t t o privat e ai r traffic . ACCORDIN G T O th e DER , th e propose d sit e i s i n a sal t pon d whic h i s no t biologicall y productiv e enoug h t o save . Th e DE R i s considerin g approva l o f th e fil l wit h mitigation , whic h mean s tha t damag e t o th e environmen t woul d b e al lowe d i f a n off-settin g improvemen t i s made . I n thi s case , th e DE R woul d requir e th e count y t o d o on e o f tw o thing s t o mak e u p fo r th e damag e cause d b y con structin g th e weathe r statio n i n th e sal t pond : culver t Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d t o ope n th e pon d t o tida l action , o r improv e th e tida l actio n fro m th e Gul f throug h th e cana l tha t run s in t o th e sal t pond s fro m th e nort h an d passe s unde r Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d an d Flagler . Count y Developmen t Directo r Jac k Burk e say s tha t al l th e count y ha s t o d o i s culver t th e acces s roa d an d con nec t th e dispute d sal t pon d wit h th e pon d directl y t o th e west . Culvertin g Sout h Roosevel t woul d b e prohibitivel y expensive , h e says . BU T ENVIRONMENTALIST S sa y tha t con nectin g th e tw o pond s woul d damag e th e pon d t o th e west . Th e dispute d pon d i s no t productiv e becaus e i t receive s fres h wate r fro m rai n runof f fro m th e runway , and , sinc e i t i s not'ope n t o tida l flush in g fro m th e ocean , i t i s no t salt y enoug h t o suppor t sal t wate r lif e an d no t fres h enoug h t o suppor t fres h wate r life . I f th e tw o pond s wer e connected , th e dispute d pon d migh t b e improve d some what , bu t damag e t o th e othe r pon d woul d no t mak e i t worthwhile . APPLICATION S FO R fil l permit s ar e currentl y unde r consideratio n b y regu lator y agencies . Thei r decision s wil l b e mad e accordin g t o variou s rule s an d Ke y Plaz a PE T ^NDE R NE W OWNERSHI P 296-691 2 LI T p s mem »© © FO R YO U i Plu s ou r ful l lin e o f colorfu l varietie s o f bird s an d fis h We do dog and cat grooming "Th e Ful l Servic e Pe t Store ' SELF-EXPRESSIO N T « A white ibis, foreground with the downouwed beak, and a reddish, egret in the white phase feed together in a muddy pond (or a wet mudhole) just west of the access road to [the projected weather station. The reddish egret is rare, and the white ibis is a species of special concerA. The white ibis is as easy to identify as a pelican. His beak and the front of his face are a bright red. guidelines . Staf f member s I spok e wit h seeme d genuinel y concerned , bu t the y em phasize d tha t eve n thoug h the y migh t 40 O SIMONTO M STREE T KE Y WE5T/F1CRI0 A 33CM O (305)304-626 0 Tin e Hand-Clafte d • * Silver * £& , Gol d 210B c DuvalSt., • 'TCey'Wes t mm BREAKFAS T LUNC H AM P DINNE R PININ G O N aup , ope M AJ R F"ip * gentlemen' s quarterl y '*fq r well-know n lals^ l

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1 4 FABRI C WORL D 61 3 SIMONTO N TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA . YftCH T CORfl L SflND S 32 * Dee p sec t fishin g • ftdyentur* th e ou t island s • Scub a div e an d snorke l th # livin g reef s flLt o f HflL F DR Y CHftRTIR S Flexibl e arrangement s t o sui t you r need s * Transportatio n provide d • " ' • Group s o r spli t partie s accepte d • "»'Familie s and-childre n welcom e r roct s an d reels , fightin g chairs , radios , finders , an d more . Th e Cora ! Sand s i s a oaciou 5 ' comfortabl e boat , saiet y inspecte d an d insured . TSUPHON I (305 ) 294-789 6 0RIM C YOU R CRITIEftfi S OPERATE D B Y TW O COAS T GUAR D LICENSE D CAPTAIN S Bol h scub a certifie d personall y favo r denyin g th e permi t fo r intangibl e reason s lik e esthetics , edu cation , sceni c beauty , an d appea l t o tourists , scientists , an d bir d watchers , the y wer e require d t o judg e b y th e rules . Reddish egrets in the rarely seen white phase perah in the wasteland at the eastern end of the airport. Photographers and bird watchers travel hundreds of miles to see a reddish egret in the white phase. This bird disappeared from Florida for several years and was never very numerous in the state until relatively recently. Now it occurs frequently in the Keys, but rarely elsewhere in FloridaIts range in the United States is confined to Texas, Louisiana, and the Florida Keys. It breeds in March and April. This pair was photographed April B this year. Its scientific name, Dichromanassa rufescens, means "two-colored queen becoming reddish." It is categorized by the Audubon Society as rare, which means that it is not endangered or threatened, but may become so. However , ther e i s on e variabl e facto r tha t ma y influenc e th e decision s A DIAMOND Diamond s ar e fo r everyone , especiall y mothers . Choos e fro m ou r fabulou s se lectio n o f diamon d jewelry.. . fro m th e modes t t o th e magnificent , 275P O BEACHCOMBE R JEWEtER S House of Fin* Diamonds PHON E WS-296-6S1 1 • P.O . BO X 151 9 KE Y HAZ A SHOPPIN G C£KTH R KE Y WEST , R.OH0 A 3304 0 o f al l governmen t agencie s involve d i n th e fat e o f th e sal t pond s — publi c reaction . N o on e i s goin g t o pa y attentio n t o a staf f perso n o f a regulator y agenc y i n Marathon , Ver o Beach , Punt a Gorda , o r Tallahasse e wh o says , " I thin k th e Ke y Wes t sal t pond s shoul d b e protecte d fro m developmen t becaus e th e bird s ar e pretty. " Bu t anythin g tha t on e o r a doze n o r a hundre d resident s o f Ke y Wes t hav e t o sa y o n th e subjec t wil l b e heard . On e agenc y staf f membe r tol d m e tha t whe n a permi t applicatio n i s unde r con sideratio n th e developer s an d thos e wit h a veste d interes t i n developmen t ar e extremel y voca l i n suppor t o f th e per mit , bu t tha t th e agenc y rar/el y hear s fro m th e genera l public . Apparentl y a s a resul t o f ou r Marc h articl e o n th e weathe r station , i n whic h w e printe d th e addres s o f th e Arm y Corp s o f Enqineers , th e Engineer s receive d more mai l oppos in g th e fillin g o f th e sal t pon d tha n supportin g it . S o fa r th e Engineer s hav e no t mad e a decision , bu t publi c reactio n wil l b e a facto r whe n the y do . A RECEN T EXAMPL E o f publi c pressur e affectin g a governmenta l decisio n i s wha t happene d t o th e propose d cit y or dinanc e regulatin g garag e sales . Both " th e Key West Citizen an d So lares Hill editorialize d strongl y agains t th e or dinance , whic h ha d passe d unanimousl y o n it s firs t reading . Ke y Wes t resident s wer e s o adamant l y an d vocall y oppose d t o th e ordinanc e tha t th e Cit y Commission , wit h obviou s embarrassment , quickl y withdre w th e ordinance . Commissione r Bruc e Esquinald o explained , "Actuall y wha t w e di d wa s t o tak e a ho t potat o an d thro w i t int o col d wate r a s fas t a s w e could. " Th e peopl e spoke , an d thei r govern men t listened . LOCA L BIR D WATCHERS , beac h strollers , an d man y residents , whos e estheti c sense s wer e offended , wrun g thei r hand s i n silen t distres s whil e th e Rong o town WET TH E WATE R SPOR T PEOPL E PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION SCUBA .. . SAILING .. . SWIMMING Locate d a t th e Su n & Sur f Mote t 50 8 Sout h Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 305-296-561 2 house s wer e bein g constructe d o n Res t Beach . Th e sam e peopl e ar e wringin g thei r hand s ove r th e propose d incursio n of a weathe r statio n int o th e sal t pond s an d th e preceden t tha t it s constructio n wil l set . Thi s time , however , the y ar e no t silent . Som e hav e writte n protest s t o th e Corp s o f Engineers , th e Cit y Com Black skimmers, foreground, and laughing gulls faae the early morning sun in the salt pond northeast of the Key West-bythe-Sea aondo. Black skimmers, a species of special concern, can be seen feeding on the ocean close to shore, in the salt ponds, and in Garrison Bight. They fly just above the surface of the water and skim the water with a fixed lower mandible, or jaw, picking up fish and other food on or just beneath the surface. Some of the laughing gulls shown here those with the black heads -are coming into their breeding plumage. mission , an d th e Count y Commission . Th e Florid a Key s Audubo n Societ y ha s sen t a writte n protes t t o th e Engi neers . It s "Key s Kingfisher " newslette r date d 2 3 Marc h 197 8 says , "Th e are a i s on e o f th e fe w remainin g natura l wet land s i n Ke y Wes t an d i s importan t t o bot h residen t an d migrator y bir d popula tions . Th e are a i s wel l know n t o bird er s fro m throughou t th e U.S . an d enjoy s considerabl e recreationa l useag e b y loca l birders. " TH E FLORID A KEY S Citizen s Coalition , representin g abou t 400 0 count y residents , includin g severa l hundre d i n Ke y West , proteste d th e fill . Her e ar e excerpt s fro m thei r lette r t o th e Arm y Corp s o f Engineers . "Thi s projec t woul d permanentl y alte r a portio n o f on e o f th e fe w re mainin g parcel s o f natura l wetland s i n Ke y West . Th e applicatio n state s tha t thi s projec t wil l veolain land i n a n artificial salt p.ond. This is an error. Thi s sit e i s locate d i n a natural salt pond area , an d i s par t o f approximatel y 4 0 acre s o f natura l sal t pon d sout h o f th e airpor t runway , al l o f whic h ar e environmentall y sensitiv e an d important.. . Th e lette r mention s a n adjoinin g parce l fo r whic h th e Engineer s previous l y refuse d a fil l permit . "Thi s sal t pon d i s a n importan t bir d sanctuar y fo r man y type s o f wadin g birds , waterfow l an d othe r species . I t i s th e habita t o f a numbe r o f rar e an d unusua l birds....Ke y Wes t an d th e Lowe r Key s ar e importan t area s fo r bird watcher s fro m al l ove r th e Unite d State s an d man y othe r part s o f th e world . Thi s specifi c are a i s par t o f on e o f th e fe w accessibl e wadin g bir d observa torie s i n th e Florid a Keys . I t i s a stopove r o n th e Easter n Flywa y an d a feedin g an d roostin g are a fo r severa l residen t species... . Th e valu e o f thi s natura l attractio n t o th e tourist-base d econom y o f Ke y Wes t i s incalculable... . "I t i s a fis h breedin g area , an d a protecte d are a fo r smal l an d larva l fis h " TH E LETTE R suggest s tha t alterna tiv e site s b e investigated . Publi c opinio n starte d th e Spanish America n Wa r an d stoppe d th e Vietna m War , electe d Presiden t Nixo n i n a land continue d o n pag e 2 2 1 5 HER E NOW ! BIR D I N HfiN D wher e th e unusua l i s usua l . 40 0 front stree t • !*» } 29M32 4 • tey west. , florid a 3304 0 SAI L TH E BEAUT!FU L WATER S O F TH E KEY S BEYON D Ul.S . 1 HOURL Y HAL F DAY FUL L DA Y r/ernoon . '
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1 6 WH O I S ROBER T WSTSON ? writte n an d illustrate d b y Malcol m Ros s THE FOLLOWING is the second installment of the Civil War Journal of Robert Watson who left Key West to join the Confederate forces in the fall of 1861. Although Watson's initial enlistment was in the Coast Guards the account of his day-to-day experiences generally covers the period spent in the Army and his subsequent transferral to the Confederate Navy. Upon his return to Key West after the war, Watson set up a carpenter shop on Ann Street, married and reared a family. He built several houses in the older section of Key West. Watson is survived by several grandchildren and countless great and. great-great grandchildren. Watson Street in the city was named for him and his brother. THE FIRST installment of the diary dealt with Watson's enlistment in the Coast Guard, his subsequent transfer to the Army, and his activities in Tennessee, particularly in the area around Knosville. After engaging in. several skirmishes (and retreats) in Tennessee, his detachment, Company K of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment, marched for several days in a southerly direction towards the Georgia border, Watson did not know it, but the game in which he Was a pawn developed into the battle of Chicamauga, one of the bloodiest confrontations between the north and south. IT IS difficult to pinpoint the exact location of Watson at the times of his diary entries, but it appears that he was in the general area around Chattanooga where the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee come together. (His journal continues:) SEPTEMBE R 13 , 1862 : Ou r brigad e starte d earl y thi s mornin g t o mee t th e enemy , marche d abou t 4 mile s an d halte d fo r 1 hour , cannonadin g i n front . Start e d agai n an d marche d bac k t o th e plac e w e lef t i n th e mornin g an d campe d fo r th e night . SEPTEMBE R 14 : Starte d at dayligh t an d marche d abou t h. mil e an d halte d i n a n ope n fiel d fo r abou t 1 hour , the n inarche d abou t 3 mile s t o th e to p o f a hill , halte d an d remaine d al l night . : SEPTEMBE R 15 : Dre w 1 day s ration s o f cor n an d flou r brea d whic h wa s no t hal f cooked , havin g bee n cooke d durin g the . night b y th e wagoner s o f th e Regt . Th e cor n brea d must y an d th e flou r brea d burn t outsid e an d ra w insid e an d ver y heavy N o meat . (Fogd is only one of the problems that the fighting man must contend with.) SEPTEMBE R 16 : I must her e stat e tha t nearl y ever y ma n i n th e Regt. , officer s an d all , ar e blesse d wit h som e o f "Job' s comforters, " th e itch , hea d an d bod y lic e an d be d bugs . I a m on e o f th e numbe r an d althoug h I hun t fo r the m ever y da y I can' t ge t clea r o f them . I t i s a commo n thin g t o se e officer s an d me n almos t i n a nud e stat e huntin g fo r th e inferna l devils . A t 9 p. LI . , jus t a s w e wer e al l turne d i n w e wer e ordere d t o pac k u p an d marc h an d ha d i t no t bee n fo r th e fire s alon g th e roa d w e neve r coul d hav e go t dow n th e mountain . W e ha d t o g o i n singl e file . Th e fire s looke d grand . Arrive d a t ou r ol d campin g ground . SEPTEMBE R 18 : Marche d thi s mornin g toward s th e enemy . Cannonadin g bega n a t 1 2 M (sic) . Halte d an d reste d 1 hou r an d agai n advanced . Doubl e guicke d 1 % miles . Dus t s o thic k tha t w e coul d no t se e th e groiind . Halte d a t 6 p.m. , stacke d arm s an d brok e rank s t o th e rear , gathere d wood,,an d jus t a s w e wer e light in g ou r fires , v7 e wer e ordere d t o fal l in . Marche d b y division s ^throug h a thic k woo d an d halte d i n lin e o f battl e amon g th e woods , stacke d arm s an d sen t a detai l afte r water. Heav y skirmishin g i n front . Turne d i n ari d a t 1 0 p.m. , justa s w e wer e soun d asleep , w e wer e ordere d t o fal l i n withou t nois e an d marche d abou t 30 0 yard s an d campe d i n lin e o f battle . Slep t with " ou r accoutre ment s o n an d ou r gun s i n ou r arms . S o col d that I coul d no t sleep . SEPTEMBE R 19 : Fel l i n an d marche d of f a t 5 a.m. , ver y cold . Forme d lin e o f battl e i n a larg e cor n field , buil t fire s t o war m ourselves . At e m y break fas t o f sou r cor n brea d an d water . Heav y cannonadin g an d musketr y o n ou r righ t an d left ; w e ar e i n th e center . Move d a t doubl e quic k an d change d position s severa l times , piece s o f shel l fallin g amon g u s severa l times . A t 4 p.m . w e engage d th e enem y an d charge d the m throug h a n ope n field . Whe n withi n abou t 40 0 yard s o f thei r battery , w e for e h e coul d fir e hi s gun , therefor e th e Yankee s too k i t fo r grante d tha t w e wer e thei r ow n men ! W e the n proceede d t o th e to p o f th e hil l withi n abou t 5 0 yard s o f the m an d halte d an d too k 3 0 prisoner s whe n th e Yankee s opene d a fierc e fir e upo n us . W e soo n silence d them . The y trie d t o escap e b y runnin g bu t the y ra n int o th e 6t h Florid a an d wer e al l captured . Ou r compan y capture d a colone l an d severa l officer s an d horse s belongin g t o th e general' s staff . Al l th e prisoner s ex cep t th e officer s wer e arme d wit h Colt' s 5 shootin g rifles . Ou r brigad e too k 47 0 prisoner s includin g thos e w e took . W e the n marche d t o th e rea r an d campe d o n th e battlefiel d whic h w e oc cupie d i n th e morning . W e wer e nearl y al l dea d fo r wan t o f wate r an d wer e ver y tire d an d sleepy . SEPTEMBE R 21 : A t 4 a.m . w e turne d ou t an d a t dayligh t marche d of f abou t lh mile s an d halted , forme d lin e o f battle , stacke d arm s an d remaine d ther e al l day , th e enem y bein g completel y x m $m, FWSN P AN & ra VOM im waw. " wer e ordere d t o righ t flan k an d inarche d at doubl e tim e quic k t o th e right . Th e enem y thre w a complet e showe r o f grape , cannister , shell , an d musketr y amon g us , bu t althoug h w e wer e expose d t o thei r fir e for.som e tim e ou r compan y di d no t hav e a ma n hurt , bu t th e Regt . wa s no t s o luck y fo r i t los t a goo d many . TH E BATTL E laste d until. 9 p.m . an d ceased , bu t ther e wa s heav y skirmishin g al l night . A t 4 p.m . w e dre w som e brea d an d baco n whic h wa s greatl y neede d fo r I hav e ha d nothin g t o ea t al l da y excep t a littl e sou r cor n bread . Ver y col d al l nigh t an d n o fire s wer e allowed . I scarcel y slep t a win k al l nigh t bu t la y shiverin g wit h cold . Th e groan s an d shriek s o f th e wounde d an d volley s o f musketr y an d fallin g o f tree s mad e i t impossibl e t o sleep . SEPTEMBE R 20 : Bu t littl e slee p al l night . Buil t som e smal l fire s i n th e mornin g t o war m ourselves . "Iron-clad " an d baco n fo r breakfast . (Apparently a type of biscuit so named because of its resemblance to the iron-clad, vessels of the day.) Proceede d t o a poin t h mil e distan t Wher e w e plante d a batter y an d opene d fir e accros t (sic ) a larg e fiel d bu t receive d n o reply . A t 4 p.m . w e wer e ordere d t o th e fron t a t doubl e quick , distanc e 3 miles . We,arrive d ther e i n h hour . I n goin g ther e w e ha d t o pas s throug h a n ope n plac e o n th e bro w o f a hil l an d th e enem y opene d a heav y cros s fir e o f grape , cannister , shel l an d sho t bu t di d no t hur t an y i n ou r regiment . W e reste d a fe w minute s an d the n w e wer e ordere d t o charg e a hil l % mil e distant . W e wen t a t doubl e quic k an d go t t o th e foo t o f th e hil l at dark . TH E ENEM Y seein g u s sen t a ma n toward s u s t o se e whethe r w e wer e thei r ow n me n o r no t wit h direction s t o fir e i f w e wer e enemie s bu t w e too k hi m be routed . Th e groun d wa s solidl y covere d wit h dea d an d wounded . Ou r troop s wer e occupie d carryin g of f th e wounde d an d buryin g th e dea d al l day . I t wa s a terribl e sight , frien d an d fo e lyin g sid e b y side . SEPTEMBE R 23 : Starte d fo r Chatta noog a a t 8 a.m . an d halte d 2 mile s fro m th e city , forme d lin e o f battl e an d la y dow n o n ou r arms . Th e enem y shelle d u s fo r som e tim e an d ha d w e bee n standin g u p man y o f u s woul d hav e bee n kille d fo r th e piece s o f shel l fle w aroun d ou r head s ver y clos e an d plentiful . W e di d no t repl y t o the m bu t remaine d her e al l night , n o fire s allowed . SEPTEMBE R 24 : A t daylight.th e enem y bega n t o shel l u s bu t di d no t hur t an y o f us . At 8 % a.m . marche d of f a shor t distanc e an d halte d i n lin e o f battle . Remaine d abou t h hou r an d marche d a shor t distance , halted , stacke d arm s an d sa t down . Remained , her e al l day , th e enem y shellin g u s occasionall y but . withou t effect. . W e mad e n o reply . At 1 1 p.m . w e wer e arouse d b y heav y picke t firin g an d soo n afte r th e enem y opene d their ' batterie s o n us . Ou r batter y opene d i n repl y an d soo n silence d them . W e the n la y dow n an d slep t til l morning , ver y col d an d n o fire s allowed . SEPTEMBE R 25 : Al l quie t i n front . A t 9 a.m . w e move d abou t h mil e an d stacke d arm s unde r th e le e o f a hig h hil l an d remaine d ther e al l day . A t 5 p.m . w e commence d buildin g breastwork s o f fenc e rail s an d worke d til l dark , whe n w e wer e ordere d t o fal l in , bu t di d no t mov e away . A t 1 0 p.m . jus t a s I wa s aslee p th e sergean t majo r calle d o n m e fo r 3 me n t o picke t guar d an d a fe w minute s after , th e adjutan t gav e m e order s t o hav e on e thir d o f th e compan y u p a t a tim e al l nigh t s o tha t i n cas e o f a n attac k w e coul d al l b e arouse d quick . Al l quie t throug h th e nigh t excep t a n occasiona l volle y o f musketr y fire d b y ou r pickets . SEPTEMBE R 26 : Coul d hea r th e Yanke e band s playin g thi s mornin g quit e plain . A t sunrise.ou r picket s an d th e Yanke e picket s ha d a lo t o f engagemen t an d w e fel l i n an d marche d t o thei r support , halte d i n sigh t o f the m fo r w e wer e no t needed . Th e enem y opene d a batter y o n ou r picket s an d on e o f ou r batterie s returne d th e complimen t an d kep t i t u p fo r som e time . Marche d bac k t o th e plac e w e cam e fro m an d stacke d arms . Remaine d ther e unti l 2 p.m . whe n w e wer e relieve d b y th e 63r d Virgini a Regiment . W e marche d .abou t 3/ 4 mil e t o th e rear , stacke d arm s ...an d prepare d t o sta y her e al l night . Som e o f u s ha d jus t turne d i n whe n w e wer e ordere d t o fal l in , marc h a shor t distanc e an d hal t behin d som e breast work s wher e w e ha d 2 batteries . Remaine d ther e al l night . SEPTEMBE R 27 : Jus t tw o year s toda y sinc e I lef t home . W e ar e behin d th e breastwork s thi s morning , al l quie t throug h th e night . Som e o f th e boy s tha t wer e luck y enoug h t o stea l some . ear s o f cor n fro m th e horse s las t nigh t ar e bus y gratin g i t an d makin g mus h o f i t fo r w e ar e almos t starve d t o death . W e dra w enoug h i n 2 day s t o mak e on e goo d meal . Firin g throug h th e night . Ou r me n a t wor k al l nigh t throwin g u p earthwork s fo r ou r artillery . SEPTEMBE R 28 : Everythin g quie t thi s morning . I hav e bee n ver y unwel l fo r severa l days . I hav e witnesse d th e shootin g o f a ma n fo r desertio n an d joinin g th e Yankees . H e belonge d t o a Tennesse e regimen t an d wa s take n prison e r yesterday. 1 H e deserte d o n ou r retrea t fro m Tallahoma . I t wa s a ver y solem n affair . Quie t al l night . (Although the battle has quieted there are other problems that beset the Confederate forces:) SEPTEMBE R 29 : Dre w 1 day s ration s of'cor n brea d an d bacon , jus t enoug h fo r on e mea l an d w e at e i t u p immediatel y althoug h i t i s fo r tomorrow . Ther e i s som e rascalit y abou t i t fo r ou r ful l ration s ar e draw n fro m th e brigad e com missar y an d the n cooke d a t th e wagons . W e thin k tha t ou r commissar y sergean t 'sell s it . SEPTEMBE R 30 : Al l quie t throug h th e night. y Ou r me n a t wor k al l nigh t buildin g breastworks . Nothin g t o ea t but w e ar e al l wel l supplie d wit h lice . Man y o f th e Regt . sic k fro m drinkin g ba d wate r an d poorl y cooke d food . I thin k w e will-al l b e sic k soo n i f the y don' t giv e u s mor e food . (October begins with rains and mud ankle deep. Watson's health is complicated by diarrhea and the cold October nights. ' Sporadic cannon fire occurs,but there appears to be no major fighting for several days as the troops dig in and wait.) OCTOBE R 10 : A t 1 p.m . ou r brigad e fel l i n an d marche d abou t 1 mil e an d halte d i n lin e o f battl e i n a n ope n fiel d t o b e reviewe d b y Presiden t Davis . A t 3 p.m . h e cam e u p escorte d b y al l th e general s an d thei r aide s i n thi s army . A s h e stoppe d opposit e eac h Regt . h e receive d 3 cheer s and . o n returnin g receive d a regula r "Rebel " yell . I sa w Genl . Brag g fo r th e firs t time . (Watson's health improves somewhat, but rain continues to complicate the situation.) OCTOBE R 13 : Raine d al l da y an d O h wha t a fi x w e ar e al l in , we t t o th e ski n an d everythin g w e hav e ar e soakxn g wet , rations , blankets , guns , an d every thin g else . Mu d ankle-deep . Raine d al l nigh t an d o f cours e I go t n o sleep . Som e o f th e boy s hav e mad e tent s o f thei r blanket s bu t min e i s s o smal l an d thi n tha t i t i s o f n o us e bu t t o thro w ove r m y shoulders . OCTOBE R 14 : I t stil l continue s t o rai n an d I fee l non e th e bette r fo r it , hav e ha d n o slee p fo r 2 night s an d m y clothe s hav e bee n we t fo r 2 day s an d nights . OCTOBE R 16 : I fee l greatl y re freshe d thi s mornin g havin g ha d a littl e slee p fo r th e firs t tim e i n fou r nights , bu t I hav e a violen t col d an d pai n i n th e breast . Nothin g t o ea t fo r th e road s ar e s o ba d tha t th e wagon s can' t ge t along . Al l hand s a s hungr y a s wolves . I wen t t o be d bu t wa s s o hungr y tha t I coul d no t sleep , foi whe n I woul d doz e of f I woul d drea m tha t I wa s a t m y mother' s tabl e eatin g al l sort s o f nic e things , the n wak e u p an d fin d i t al l a dream . Ver y col d an d a heav y frost . Suffere d ver y muc h wit h rheumatis m i n m y hi p an d pai n i n m y breast . (Hunger and illness follow the men from day to day. Rations, when and if they did come, were barely edible. Watson was plagued by a violent headache and hot fever. Nineteenth century medical assistance is available to the regiment;) OCTOBE R 20 : I reporte d sic k thi s mornin g an d th e docto r gav e m e . 2 powder s an d rubbe d m y breas t wit h croto n oil . OCTOBE R 21 : Sic k thi s morning . Too k a blu e pill-abou t hal f th e siz e o f a pigeon' s eg g an d rubbe d m y breast wit h croto n oil . Sic k al l night , violen t pain s i n m y breast , hea d an d bowel s an d sever e cough . OCTOBE R 22 : I fee l som e bette r today . M y breas t is " on e mas s o f blister s cause d b y th e croto n oil. Too k 2 mor e pills . / (The folks at home had not forgotten the men at the front, and on October 26; each man received 1/2 gill of molasses, sent to the Florida troops by the people of Florida. Watson and his comrades constructed huts of any available material in an effort to protect themselves from the harsh October elements:) mtmimtim*. w w mtm." OCTOBE R 27 : Bus y al l da y o n ou r hu t whic h i s buil t o f poles , cor n stalks , stra w an d dirt . I t make s a war m an d comfortabl e hu t bu t I don' t thin k i t i s healthy . (His annoyance with the military is quite clearly expressed by his next entry:) . OCTOBE R 28 : At 3 a.m . w e wer e or dere d t o fal l i n an d marc h t o th e lef t whic h w e di d ver y reluctantly , fo r w e hav e al l bee n har d a t wor k sinc e we'v e bee n her e buildin g huts , the n just a s w e go t tolerabl e comfortabl e w e hav e t o leave . Bu t thi s i s th e wa y a soldie r i s treated ! 1 7 Afte r marchin g an d countermarchin g an d humbuggin g hal f th e forenoo n w e campe d o n a hil l betwee n th e firs t an d secon d ro w o f breastworks . (Watson gave vent to his annoyance and paid for it!) OCTOBE R 29 : Severa l o f u s wer e drille d toda y fo r swearing . I wa s on e o f th e number . Ou r captai n ha s go t ver y piou s an d particula r lately . I tol d hi m tha t whe n I joine d th e Confederat e Arm y tha t I di d no t inten d t o becom e a Metho dist " preache r an d i f h e though t tha t h e coul d mak e a preache r o r hypocrit e o f m e b y punishmen t tha t h e wa s mistaken , fo r th e mor e h e punishe d th e wors e I woul d b e fo r I wa s neithe r a slav e o r a schoo l boy . H e though t i t strang e tha t nobod y els e sai d anythin g abou t i t bu t me . I tol d Klfi i CHa t r wa s talkin g for " "m y rights . (The rains continued intermittently, and although there was no direct combat, shelling from both sides became a daily oacurenae. In the absence of the company 's Captain Smith, who had gone to Atlanta on some .business much to the relief of the men who have come to regard him as somewhat of a tyrant -and the illness of the two Lieutenants Bethel and W.C. Maloney, also of "Key West, Watson was left temporarily in command. A small ray of hope breaks through the cold and rain:) NOVEMBE R 7 ; Receive d a lette r fro m S.R . Mallor y (the n Senato r fro m Ke y West ) i n answe r t o th e on e w e wrot e hi m fro m Glad e Springs , Va. , requestin g a transfe r t o th e Navy . H e sai d tha t wheneve r ther e wa s a cal l fo r seame n tha t w e would.b e transferred . (Captain Smith returns to his company from Atlanta but his men are not glad to see him:) NOVEMBE R 8 : Captai n Smit h of fere d u s som e brand y bu t w e decline d drinkin g any . H e seeme d ver y anxiou s t o ge t int o ou r goo d grace s agai n bu t h e can' t unti l h e doe s better . (Food supply was still a problem and Alfred Lowe, Watson's ahum from Key West, acquired seven aows hooves which were used for the following delicacy :) " NOVEMBE R 10 : Mad e a fin e chees e o f th e cow s hoofs , whic h ar e boile d int o a jelly , a littl e cor n meal , peppe r an d sal t ar e adde d t o i t an d the n poure d int o pan s t o cool . (The regiment relocates:' NOVEMBE R 14 : W e ar e no w i n a brigad e compose d o f al l Floridians . Ou r ne w campin g groun d i s a low , wet , nasty , mudd y place.. . NOVEMBE R 18 : W e hav e bee n har d a t wor k for ' th e las t fou r day s buildin g a lo g chimne y an d addition s t o ou r hut . Hav e t o carr y th e woo d 3/ 4 mil e o n ou r shoulders . Heav y firin g o n th e righ t yesterday . Nothin g t o ea t al l day . (The location of Watson and his company becomes more clear from the following references:) NOVEMBE R 19 : Al l quie t excep t a n occasiona l sho t fro m Lookou t Mountai n whic h wa s returne d b y th e Yankees , Th e souther n force s ar e i n contro l o f thi s height . (The rains continue again and •Watson's company is detailed to workon roads six" miles aaay. Cannonading in-, "oreases as theietaehmeni-. gets closer to northern positions and Watson .is now detailed to cook rations for the rest of the company•) NOVEMBE R 23 : Th e enemy advance d

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Ke y West , Fiarid a Nea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 294-700 0 a t 2 .p.m . an d drov e ou r picket s i n an d jus t a s I wa s abou t t o ea t m y dinne r w e wer e ordere d t o fal l i n an d marc h t o th e breastwork s a t doubl e quic k s o I ha d t o go , witnou t an y dinner . A t 3 p.m . ou r Regt : wa s detache d fro m th e brigad e an d wen t t o th e righ t 4 miles . W e wen t u p o n Missionar y Ridg e a t 5 p.m..an d re maine d ther e i n lin e o f battl e unti l 8 p. m whe n w e wer e relieve d an d marche d bac k t o th e breastworks , distanc e 1 mile . Remaine d ther e unti l 1 2 midnight . Dur in g th e tim e I wen t bac k t o cam p an d go t m y blanke t an d knapsac k an d starte d bac k t o th e Regt . Whe n I got withi n a hal f mil e o f i t I me t the m goin g bac k t o camps . W e arrive d a t camp s a t 2 a.m . NOVEMBE R 24 : At dayligh t w e wer e ordere d t o fal l i n an d g o t o th e breast works . Ver y foggy , col d an d mist y rain . ...Ou r Regt . wen t o n picke t a t 6 p.m . Fightin g al l da y a t Lookou t Mountai n an d continue d unti l 2 a.m . whe n ou r force s evacuate d th e mountain . ...A t 1 1 p.m. , jus t a s w e ha d go t nicel y starte d i n bakin g bread , w e wer e ordere d t o carr y ou r cookin g utensil s t o th e to p o f Missionar y Ridge , i t bein g to o stee p fo r th e wagon s t o g o u p loaded . Tw o o f u s carrie d the m u p an d har d wor k i t wa s fo r th e hil l wa s ver y steep . B y th e tim e w e go t throug h i t wa s nearl y daylight . (Oft misquoted General Sherman's statement that "war is all hell" is vividly portrayed in the following entry:) NOVEMBE R 25 : A t 7 a.m . som e o f th e boy s cam e i n fro m th e compan y t o ge t th e rations . Th e enem y wer e shellin g ou r quarter s a t th e tim e an d som e o f thei r shell s fel l amon g ou r hut s bu t nobod y hurt . W e carrie d th e ration s t o th e Co. , wh o wer e the n i n th e breast work s abou t 3/ 4 mil e t o th e righ t o f us , an d issue d i t t o them , th e enem y shellin g u s al l th e time . A t 2 p.m . th e enem y advance d o n u s i n 4 columns . The y playe d u s a Yanke e tric k b y bringin g out thei r artiller y covere d wit h ambulanc e cover s an d w e al l too k the m t o b e ambulance s unti l the y opene d fir e o n us . The y advance d o n u s i n fin e style . W e hel d ou r fir e unti l the y wer e withi n abou t 30 0 yard s o f u s an d the n poure d a deadl y fir e int o the m an d mad e man y o f the m bit e th e dust . Bu t w e wer e fe w i n number , merel y a lin e o f skirmisher s i n singl e ran k an d scat tere d a t that . I JUDGE D fro m th e look s o f thei r number s tha t ther e mus t b e al l o f 100,000 men" . W e mowe d the m dow n unti l the y wer e withi n 3 0 yard s o f u s an d the n w e re treate d u p th e hil l an d mad e a shor t stan d a t th e secon d breastworks . Bu t i t wa s o f n o use , fo r althoug h w e mowe d the m down , ye t the y advance d o n u s an d w e wer e agai n force d t o retreat . The n cam e th e wors t par t o f th e fight , fo r th e hil l wa s dreadfu l stee p an d th e enem y kep t u p a continua l fir e DINNE R $ (Specialtie s Seafoo d an d thre w a continua l showe r o f bullet s amon g u s an d I onl y wonde r tha t the y di d no t kil l al l o f us . Man y a poo r fello w fel l exhauste d an d wa s take n prisoner . I DI D NO T thin k tha t I shoul d b e Ou r ne w Che f CMcte w IPesserf s r ()\ porte d 3?eer v reatefas t X*A < Th e Oldes t Therap y Know n t o Me n NO W AVAILABL E A T OL D ISLAN D MASSAG E AH O THERAP Y CLINI C offerin g * Therapeuti c Massag e * Colo n Irrigatio n Therap y " I * Stea m Bot h * Whirlpoo l Bat h * Paraffi n Bat h Appointment s Schedule d alternatel y t o accommodat e bot h me n an d wome n Evenin g & weeken d App . Availabl e GI L ADAMS f M T 294-444 4 322 5 Flagle r (Rear ) Acros s fro m Flagle r Pos t Offic e abl e t o reac h th e to p fo r I ha d o n a heav y knapsac k an d 3 day s ration s i n m y haversac k an d a cantee n ful l o f water . I stoppe d severa l time s an d too k a sho t a t th e d— d Yankee s an d a t th e sam e tim e i t reste d me . Th e bullet s fle w aroun d u s s o thic k tha t i t seeme d impossibl e t o escap e unhurt . I woul d hav e throw n awa y m y knapsac k bu t coul d no t ge t i t of f an d it wa s luck y fo r m e fo r a bulle t struc k m y knapsac k a t th e righ t shoulde r an d cram e ou t a t th e lef t shoulde r makin g 2 3 hole s i n m y blanket . WHE N I reache d th e to p o f th e ridg e I wa s s o muc h exhauste d tha t I fel l clow n an d la y ther e fo r severa l minute s t o recove r breath . The n I go t behin d a lo g an d wen t t o wor k wit h a wil l shootin g Yankees . The y advance d slowly , keepin g u p a continua l fire . W e mowe d the m dow n b y scores , whe n unfortunatel y fo r u s ou r artiller y ra n ou t o f ammunitio n an d retired . Bu t w e hel d th e ridg e unti l th e enem y wer e o n th e to p an d ha d thei r flag s o n ou r breast works . W e the n retreate d dow n th e hil l unde r a showe r o f lead , leavin g man y a nobl e so n o f th e Sout h dea d o r wounde d o n th e ground , an d man y mor e share d th e sam e fat e o n th e retreat . W E RETREATE D i n grea t confusion , me n fro m differen t companie s al l mixe d " P together . I arrive d a t Chicamaug a Statio n a t 8 p.m . an d ther e th e differen t brigade s formed . Afte r searchin g aroun d fo r som e tim e I foun d ou r Regt. , tha t is , a portio n o f it , fo r man y o f the m wer e missing . W e crosse d th e pontoo n bridg e an d marche d fo r Dalton , Georgia . I marche d unti l abou t 1 0 p.m . whe n I an d severa l mor e o f ou r Regt . fel l ou t an d buil t a fir e an d remaine d ther e al l night . M y messmate , A.B . Low e (se e above ) stoppe d wit h me . Poo r fello w h e ha d t o thro w awa y everythin g h e ha d excep t hi s gu n an d accoutrement s whe n h e wa s goin g u p th e ridge . (Watson, and other survivors of the battle, withdrew into Georgia where they met Lieutenant Maloney and other men from Company K. They learned that the unpopular Captain Smith had been wounded, as had many other men from, the unit. They also learned of the high number of casualties in the Regiment as well as the loss of a colonel who was taken •prisoner. Many of their comrades are missing. The following entry depicts the mood shared by those who were involved in the battle:) DECEMBE R 1 : A t nigh t w e wer e in forme d tha t Genera l Brag g wa s t o b e serenade d an d tha t an y o f u s tha t wishe d t o g o coul d d o so . Th e Gen' l i s relieve d o f hi s comman d b y hi s ow n reques t an d Gen' l Harde e i s no w temporar y command . I di d no t g o a s i t wa s to o cold . Som e o f th e Co . wen t an d sai d i t wa s a nic e affair . Speeche s fro m differen t Gen'ls > etc . (The food situation was as bad as ever and corn bread seemed to be the only oommodity in supply, and not too good supply at that. Watson received his pay for the. past two.months: 940. This did little to lighten his dark mood.) DECEMBE R 7 : Ou r Lieut . Col . under too k t o dril l us , bu t mad e a n as s o f himself . H e know s n o mor e abou t tactic s tha n m y ol d grandmother . Afte r hum buggin g u s a whil e w e wen t bac k t o camps. . (This portion of the diary ends with his entries for Christmas and New Tear 's Day.) DECEMBE R 25 : Christma s Day , an d a ver y dul l one , bu t I ha d a tolerabl e continue d o n pag e 2 9 At ! vessel s compl y ^ — wrt h U.S . tes! Guar d J ^ safet y regulation s Tropical f Trips Invites yea tc SAIL1N6 , SNORKELING , REE F TRIP S 3 Moonligh t Sails , Sunss t Sail s — — Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P. Q Be x 1153 , Ke y West . FioriiJ a 3304 0 294-213 1 EXTERIO R SHUTTER S MAK E TH E MOS T O F KE Y WES T LIVIN G M0VEAB U LOUVE R whit e fin* shutters . Custo m mod e t o filyoir window s o r doors . Al l price s base d o n size . Frame s 1 1 IB" thick ; 1 '/ < legyn . 16"x59 " 14.8 8 w . U"x63" « Mm . 18' W 39.4 9 m. 18"x8O " 3S.M>« . 18"X84"M.4«MI . (Shutter s wit h 2 Vi " towers cfc * ovaitobl e o f ocfcfitkma i cost. } CM ! M YOU R WtNDO W SIZE S FO R EXAC T QOOT L DARB Y & MITCHEL L U.S . 1 , STOC K ISLAN D 294-737 7 OMN I L E BARO N NE W YORKE R NEWPOR T ST . REGI S ASPE N SPORTSMA N WAGON S SAPPOR O RAMCHARGER S S © KE Y WES T CHRYSLE R PLYMOUT H DODG E INC . Bi g Gar s •Smal l Gar s •Pickup s Van s •Import s •Wagon s YOUNAM f I T WESELU T . SEl T RINTITORi D E WIT H PRID E & PLEASUR E From9amto8pmlVlon.-Fn . an d , Fro m 9 a m t o 4 p m o n Saturday s (Ther e i s n o longe r a nee d t o tak e a valuabl e da y fro m work ) Complet e financing & insuranc e servic e i s availabl e 172 0 N . Roosevel t Blvd . Ke y Wes t 294-517 8 o 1 n Ti t m mm. m ©

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2 0 OPE N 9 A M -11P M 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a • Ph . 294-204 2 Untero f TrumaiiciwcLSutumW , Close d t J -A pleasan t aUo^kerfc-t o eajot j Watc h fo r th e editoria l 2 1 b y Bil l Westra y 1ua L kt u lim e pi t YO U CATCH'E H W E COOK'E M 310 0 Flagle r Avenu e ni\ T n i . , n o rtP Boar d o f Count y Commissioner s a t O N TUESDAY , Ayr* ! 18 , th e ^r a Alternat e site s thei r Maratho n meeting , vote d t o i n J facilit y a t th e Ke y fo r th e ne w Nationa l Weathe r Servic e ( N ) ^ ^ y^ ^ ^ Wes t Internationa l Airport . Th e ae c south rathe r tha n fil l i n a P«tion^ f SJ^Se^ioaisBioner B hear d wes t corne r o f th e airport , cam e * environmentall y th e writer' s presentatio n argum y o^" sensitiv e sal t pon d }°^ion . projec t wa s firs t arouse d las t f^fwhen^everafleyies t Stu/ali^t s expres s , concer n abou t th e Possibl e los s o f th e e w gainin g acrej^of^al t famong'thfbir^stud y 2S£n!t y becaus e o f thei r eas y specie s list . ASSOCIAT E EDITO R Richar d Mars h collaborate d wit h natural is t Thurlo w Wee d i n a n articl e i n Novembe r t o infor m ou r read er s o f th e count y plan s t o fil l th e site , an d t o voic e ou r ob jection s t o it . W e reporte d a t tha t tim e tha t th e projec t seeme d t o violat e th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t bir d sanctuar y ordinance , an d tha t i t ha d bee n adversel y reporte d o n b y th e Florid a De partmen t o f Environmenta l Regulatio n ODER) . _ I t wa s a surpris e t o receiv e a n Arm y Corp s o f Engineer s ( C o f E ) "gree n sheet " i n February , indicatin g tha t th e sal t pon d locatio n fo r th e weathe r statio n wa s stil l bein g pushe d b y Monroe , County . AFTE R CONSULTATIO N wit h Mars h an d Weed , I commence d m y ow n investigatio n an d quickl y conclude d tha t th e sit e wa s no t onl y environmentall y deleteriou s an d technicall y substandard , bu t woul d se t a dangerou s preceden t fo r fillin g th e fe w remainin g acre s o f sal t pon d sout h o f th e airpor t alon g Sout h Roosevel t Boulevard . I n 19 7 4 , privat e owner s o f part s o f thes e sam e sal t pond s ha d bee n denie d fil l permit s b y bot h DE R an d C o f E . Ou r con cer n wa s tha t i f th e count y weathe r projec t wer e approved , th e private 1 owner s migh t the n reappl y wit h th e argumen t tha t the y shoul d b e treate d th e sam e a s th e county . W e ha d vision s o f hig h ris e condominium s o r townhouse s al l alon g th e souther n edg e o f th e airpor t runway . AFTE R EXAMININ G airpor t map s an d doin g a preliminar y on sit e survey , I conclude d tha t alternat e location s certainl y ap peare d feasible . Severa l inquirie s wer e mad e t o count y offi cial s abou t alternat e sites , an d th e vague , guarde d replie s pro duce d th e inferenc e tha t alternat e location s wer e indee d feas ible , bu t wer e no t bein g considere d fo r politica l reasons . EARL Y I N MARCH , th e influencia l Florid a Key s Citizen s Coa l itio n (FKCC ) an d th e Florid a Key s Audubo n Societ y too k stron g position s i n oppositio n t o th e sal t pon d sit e wit h C o f E an d DER , an d calle d fo r publi c hearings . Decisio n o n th e hearing s i s stil l pending . Meanwhile , Marsh , gatherin g materia l fo r hi s article s o n wildlif e habita t i n th e Ke y Wes t area , suggeste d tha t a county owne d sit e behin d Ke y Bow l Lane s appeare d usabl e a s a n alter nat e site . H e passe d thi s informatio n o n t o m e fo r furthe r in vestigation . Suddenly , ther e appeare d o n th e count y commissio n agend a fo r Apri l 18 , a resolutio n callin g o n DE R an d C o f E t o approv e th e sal t pon d locatio n i n spit e o f th e opposition . Presse d fo r time , I mad e a concerte d effor t t o complet e m y investigatio n befor e th e commissio n meeting . Th e alternat e sit e behin d th e bowlingilane s wa s examine d an d measure d an d indee d looke d high l y suitable . LOCATIN G TH E projec t fil e prove d somewha t mor e difficult . Initial , inquir y wa s mad e i n th e offic e o f th e Senio r Count y Planner , wher e on e woul d normall y expec t t o fin d th e file , bu t th e planner s ha d ha d n o par t i n th e project . Henr y Weinkam , senio r planner , wa s ou t o f tow n o n othe r business , an d hi s as sistant s wer e onl y vaguel y awar e tha t th e projec t existed . I next went t o th e Plannin g an d Zonin g Director' s office , Kermi t Lewin , an d go t th e sam e result...n o files , littl e know ledg e o f th e project . A t th e suggestio n o f Lewin 1 s secretary , I the n wen t t o th e airpor t manager' s office , Georg e Hoagland ; ther e I foun d th e files . Hoaglan d wa s absen t bu t hi s secretar y wa s mos t cooperative . . I FIRS T REVIEWE D th e airpor t maste r plan , havin g bee n tol d previousl y b y a count y commissione r tha t th e weathe r statio n lo catio n wa s include d i n th e maste r plan . I t wa s not . N o refer enc e t o a ne w weathe r statio n i s containe d i n th e maste r plan . However , th e maste r pla n di d state , "An y constructio n a s pro pose d b y th e maste r pla n i s no t expecte d t o affec t th e loca l wildlif e o r behavio r pattern s o f an y anima l o r bir d specie' s i n o r aroun d th e airport. " I nex t reviewe d th e projec t file , whic h becam e importan t a s muc h fo r wha t i t didn' t contai n a s fo r wha t i t di d include . Nothin g i n th e fil e indicate d tha t an y alternat e site s wer e con sidered ! Th e consultin g engineer' s repor t starte d wit h th e premis e tha t th e sal t pon d sit e wa s "it, " an d the n proceede d t o develo p a sit e pla n aroun d tha t location . I n it s environmenta l sectio n th e pla n state d tha t aquati c an d plan t communitie s woul d no t b e significantl y affected . Th e pla n ignore d th e effec t o n birdlif e i n it s conclusions , i n ou r • opinio n th e mos t seriou s environmenta l concern . Nothin g i n th e fil e indicate d tha t th e Federa l Aviatio n Administratio n (FAA ) approva l wa s eithe r sough t o r obtained . Indeed , i n it s initia l lette r t o th e count y i n 1976 , th e NW S establishe d a criteri a fo r th e site : tha t i t mus t b e withi n a 1,000-foo t cabl e ru n fro m th e presen t weathe r rada r tower . Th e sal t pon d site,bein g som e 330 0 beelin e fee t fro m th e rada r tower , require s relocatin g th e radar . ARME D WIT H th e knowledg e elicite d fro m th e projec t file s an d th e on-sit e inspections , I proceede d t o th e Maratho n meet in g wher e I joine d Dr . Arthu r Weiner , chairma n o f th e FKCC . Whe n th e subjec t resolutio n cam e up , I secure d permissio n t o spea k t o th e commissioners . I starte d b y expressin g concer n tha t alternat e site s ha d no t bee n considered . Count y Mayo r Puri e Howanit z replie d tha t th e sal t pon d sit e ha d bee n selecte d an d approve d b y th e FAA . Thi s wa s refuted , base d o n m y revie w o f th e file . Th e Mayo r the n state d tha t th e remot e locatio n wa s selecte d t o avoi d radi o interference . Agai n thi s wa s refute d o n th e basi s tha t th e consultin g engineer' s repor t state d tha t ther e ha d bee n n o frequenc y interferenc e fro m th e weathe r rada r i n th e pas t an d tha t non e wa s expecte d i n th e future . I THE N RECOMMENDE D tha t th e commissioner s direc t th e senio r count y planne r t o investigat e th e count y owne d sit e behin d th e Ke y Bow l Lanes . Speakin g o n behal f o f th e FKCC , i t wa s pointe d ou t tha t th e sal t pon d site , beside s bein g importan t a s a wadin g bir d an d waterfow l feedin g an d roostin g area , doe s no t mee t th e criteri a originall y se t b y NW S i n thei r initia l lette r t o th e count y i n 1976 . Thi s require d tha t th e weathe r sit e b e withi n 1,000-fee t cabl e ru n o f th e presen t weathe r rada r tower . Th e sal t pon d sit e woul d requir e abou t a 3000-foo t cabl e run , be side s requirin g extende d run s fo r wate r lines , electricity , sewerage , an d acces s road . Th e sit e behin d th e bowlin g lane s woul d nee d n o fillin g o f wetlands , therefor e Corp s o f Enginee r approva l woul d no t b e re quired ; i t i s abou t 100 0 fee t fro m th e rada r towe r wit h n o in tervenin g structures . Water , electri c an d sewe r connection s woul d requir e a muc h shorte r ru n an d a muc h shorte r acces s roa d woul d suffice . TH E ALTERNAT E SIT E woul d als o b e muc h mor e accessibl e t o pilot s desirin g weathe r briefings . I ende d b y statin g tha t I though t considerabl e mone y an d tim e coul d b e save d b y usin g th e alternat e site , an d tha t thi s woul d preserv e th e sal t pond s a s a ver y importan t bir d sanctuary . Commissione r Jerom e Shiple y state d tha t h e ha d alread y bee n investigatin g th e sit e behin g th e bowlin g lane s an d tha t a re presentativ e o f th e consultin g engineer s ha d indicate d tha t i t looke d promising . Shiple y the n propose d th e resolutio n tha t th e count y investigat e th e bowlin g lan e sit e an d othe r alterna tives , whic h wa s adopte d unanimously . (commissione r Jerr y Hernande z wa s absent. ) O N THURSDAY , Apri l 20 , representative s o f th e consultin g engineer s fo r th e ne w weathe r station , examine d th e bowlin g lan e sit e i n mor e detail , an d advise d Commissione r Shiple y tha t th e alternat e sit e appeare d quit e suitable . The y ar e no w proceedin g t o develo p th e ne w sit e plan . A s wa s sai d earlier , on e o f th e concern s tha t th e Florid a Key s Citizen s Coalitio n ha d expresse d i n opposin g th e sal t pon d sit e t o th e Corp s o f Engineer s an d th e Florid a Departmen t o f Environmenta l Regulation , wa s tha t approva l o f th e sal t pon d site , eve n t o mee t a publi c need , woul d se t a dangerou s prece den t that , migh t allo w owner s o f th e privately-owne d adjacen t sal t pon d .area s t o secur e fil l permits . SOLARES BILL has-learne d tha t private.owner s ha d submitte d application s t o DE R fo r fill'permit s fo r thre e sal t pon d parcel s aroun d th e airport . On e o f thes e i s fo r th e 2. 5 acre s immediate l y sout h o f th e weathe r statio n sit e fo r th e constructio n o f townhous e apartments. * The othe r tw o application s wer e project s s o larg e tha t the y ha d t o b e sen t t o Tallahasse e -fo r processing . . . Copie s coul d no t b e viewe d i n th e loca l DE R office . ' I N SUMMARY , w e fee l tha t th e sal t pon d sit e i s far^fro m the, , bes t sit e fo r th e weathe r station , an d tha t alternat e sites , no t havin g a n environmenta l impact , hav e no t bee n adequatel y studie d an d documented . We ; hav e a n uneas y feelin g tha t th e sit e selec tio n migh t hav e bee n contrive d usin g publi c nee d a s a n excus e . •'.-...' . continue d o n pag e 3 1 20 8 Dim X S T CUSTO M SANDAL S MAD E I N ON E DA Y o 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 WESTS MOST INTIMATE RESTAURANT MASTE R CHARG E BANKAMERICAR D AMERICA N EXPRES S FO R OVE R FIFT Y YEAR S FOOD.-"PALAC E NO T JUS T A GROCER Y .. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 52 2 Flemin g St . • Ph . 296-566 3 Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s

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2 3 2 2 mangrovesj the builders of islands like Key West, Dead and dying red mangroves> the builders of islands like Key West, show the result of the illegal fill at the eastern end of the airport runway. The fill project for a resort complex sailed Islands in the Sun was stopped by the Corps of Engineers* who are trying to get a court order to make the developer restore the site as much as possible to its original condition. Sal t Pond s continue d fro m pag e 1 5 , , . . . . . . , c J loca l publi c opinio n ca n caus e th e cit y slid e an d thre w hi m ou t o f office , an d an d th e count y t o preserv e th e sal t pond s force d th e Cit y Commissio n t o revers e fro m development . Th e stat e an d federa l itsel f o n th e Garag e Sal e Ordinance . government s ca n b e prodde d int o provid Nationa l publi c opinio n cause d th e • in g grant s fo r publi c purchas e o f en governmen t t o concer n itsel f wit h pro vironmentall y endangere d land s fo r pub tectin g th e country' s environment , an d li e use . Ther e ar e man y alternative s fro m whic h t o choos e fo r th e purpos e o f re servin g lan d fo r publi c enjoyment . W e wil l investigat e som e o f thos e possibili tie s i n th e June/Jul y o r th e Augus t issue . Hom e o f th e World-Famou s Rosi n Bake d Potato " STEAK S KE Y BAR-B-QUE D RIB S NATIV E SEAFOO D PLUS SOM E AL L NE W HICKOR Y HOUS E SPECIALTIE S KE Y WEST' S NEWES T SALA D BA R CONC H CHOWDE R • CONC H FRITTER S GREE N TURTL E STEA K -STUFFE D DEVILE D CRA B Locate d adjacen t t o King' s Poin t Marin a STOC K ISLAND ^ KE Y WEST , FLORID A 294-178 8 HARBOU R SHORE S «"« K •„<„ „ Ocp, MAJO R CREDI T ^Sjjft, ' CABO S ACCEPTE D BEVIS-LEWI S •3,600 YOUR CHEVROLET 0LD6MOBIL E \ Th e Cabare t a t Poo r Richard' s feature s Liv e Entertainmen t Nightl y 11:30-1:3 0 Phon e 294-071 7 . Visi t you r beaut y ai d suppl y stor e Th e stor e tha t care s abou t you r hai r an d get s you r hai r lookin g it s bes t HEADHONTE R 906C Kenned y Driv e 4-490 6 TH E DEC K ^Formerly TH E SANDWIC H DECK ) Fres h Quich e Dail y Fresh , Shrim p Dail y Escargot s Shrim p Coquill e Plu s regula r menu s fo r lunc h OPI N 11:3 O -4:0 0 Monday-Saturda y (Close d Sunday ) CHE F REN A BORE L 124DUVA L PH . "294-767 7

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2 5 ; Ol d Islan d tradin g Pos t "Ther e shoul d b e specia l award s fo r restaurant s ha t manag e t o combin e qualit y foo d wit h histori c urroundings , building s tha t proudl y proclai m thei r leritag e an d encourag e diner s i n thei r ow n remem wanc e o f thing s pas t ... " "Th e Pigeo n Hous e Pati o i s clearl y amon g th e ron t runner s i n Florida' s histori c house-restauran t weepstakes. " — TV . Y. Times Sunday, January 22,1978 Lunc h 113 Dinne r fro m 6:0 0 294-103 4 301-30 3 Whitehea d S t TH E FUL L MOO N SALOO N AN D LUNC H ROO M poetry IT'S TOO BEAUTIFUL DOWN HERE WeU; now your mama disowned you A?id your queen, she dethroned you And all your friends seem to say "Hey, man, what ever happened to him?" So you head for the little Keys Stop in at the Southernmost And your Pa says "Son, it's good to see you But I just can't be your host." So you try to make the best of it You invite guilt and seek regret • But those blue skies that pleas.e And that ocean breeze won't let you. Lord, it's too beautiful down here For a man to cry in open fear And that Key West sun just evaporates my tears Before they appear. Lord, it's too beautiful Down here. Well, now you can contemplate leaving So you can commence grieving In a place where the sun don 't shine And the sky won't welcome you. But, it's easier said than done Key West won't let you go.' Not with her lovely Atlantic Nor her sun-setting smile in the Gulf of Mexico. ' Xes, Lord.' It 's too beautiful down here , ' . . . For a man to cry in open fear And that Key West sun just evaporates my tears Visi t ou r showroom s an d brows e throug h ou r larg e inventor y o f wicke r an d ralta n furnitur e an d th e larges t selectio n o f fabric s i n th e Kevs . Custo m Draperie s & Slipcover s Ratta n & Wicke r Furnitur e Wallpape r Lamp s BITNER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S Fo r you r complet e professiona l interio r decoratin g service . 102 5 Whit e Stree t Ke y Wes t , Telephon e 294-127 8 Before they appear. Lord, it's too much, much •Too beautiful down here. by Ronnie Sands Ronni e Sands , wh o i s th e so n o f well know n Ke y Wester , "Pop " Sands , ha s jus t returne d t o Ke y Wes t afte r a twent y yea r absence . GREEN PAPER Seagull sails across the sky Men below don't wonder why No, oh, oh, oh, time to. Blossom grows upon the vine Turns to grapes, then turns to wine Man who drinks it thinks it fine? Hell no, no time to! Sun comes slowly out the sea Think all men would look to see Breathe the morning virgin air Take the time to .stop and stave. Green paper keeps 'em running round Keeps 'em dashin' 'bout the townMakes 'em old before their young Nervous chewin' on their tongue Never stop to see a bird To view the sky would be absurd. Don't you know you mustn't do it If there is no money to it? Oh, oh, oh, green paper. Cram it all into one day You know there is no other way Measure of the time and just In green paper do they trust Oh, oh, oh green paper. by Jody Adams SAUSAG E SHO P NO W OPE N 2 4 HOUR S EVER Y DA Y Servin g Breakfas t Lunch • Dinne r Phon e 305-296-990 8 91 7 Duva i Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 msseam MISTE R H0 0 FROK T STREE T KE Y WES T TH E RETUR N O F TH E BALLOO N MA N phot o an d articl e b y Richar d Mars h TIMOTH Y WEGMAN , th e Balloo n Man , i s bac k i n business , license d an d lega l thi s time . W e wrot e abou t hi m tw o year s ag o whe n h e an d a partne r wer e ar reste d an d jaile d fo r sellin g bal loon s a t Searstow n withou t a n oc cupationa l license . Th e fin e wa s abou t $15'mor e tha n h e gaine d fro m hi s heinou s crime . (Newcomer s t o Ke y Wes t ma y b e surprise d t o learn , tha t sellin g balloon s i n publi c withou t a.licens e i s considere d a majo r threa t t o th e securit y an d mora l well-bein g o f ou r citizens . Onl y banjo-playin g o n th e sidewal k an d a two-year-ol d swimmin g nud e pos e greate r danger s t o th e publi c safety , excep t fo r th e on e o r tw o day s eac h year ; — ; chose n b y a mysteriou s proces s know n onl y t o th e Cit y Father s — whe n th e padd y wago n rove s u p an d dow n Duva l Stree t arrestin g unlocke d bicycle s t o sav e u s fro m Cit y Hal l onl y know s wha t unimaginabl e fate. ) BU T TH E Balloo n Ma n go t hi s revenge . Ther e i s n o la w (yet ) agains t goin g fro m doo r t o doo r •givin g awa y balloons , s o tha t i s wha t h e did . I wrot e a n articl e abou t th e balloo n h e brough t t o ou r hous e .("I t Wa s A Ga s Whil e I t Lasted, " Jun e 1976 ) , an d Bil l Hucke l rage d i n a n editoria l abou t th e "ponderou s seriousness " with ' whic h th e polic e deal t wit h a "nit-pickin g situation. " WEGMA N WA S sculptin g a floc k o f hi s tam e cloud s on e da y las t mont h i n fron t o f th e picturesqu e Fin e Craft s Galler y Nibble s build in g a t Eato n an d Simonton . Lik e autum n leave s tryin g t o fal l up , lik e tropica l fis h swimmin g an d dodgin g aroun d a n aquarium , lik e a litte r o f roly-pol y puppie s squirm in g and.tumbling , lik e th e Ne w Year' s Ev e crow d o n Duva l Stree t o r th e TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Dail y shar k feedin g 3 p m Also next door... SHEL L WAREHOUS E QUARTE R O F A MILLIO N DOLLAR S I N SHELL S O N HAN D A T AL L TIM E SHELL S FRO M FLORID A AN D AROUN D TH E WORL D SPECIME N SHELL S AVAILABL E MALLORY SQUARE Fre e Parkin g an d Fre e Admissio n Fo r Shel l Warehous e winte r peopl e a t Mallor y Sunse t o r th e disc o dancer s a t th e Monster , th e balloon s floate d an d jostle d i n a bunc h tethere d t o th e tamarin d tree , fleein g eac h other , ye t joine d almos t umbilically , an d softl y re turnin g agai n an d again" . WEGMA N BOUNCE D u p an d dow n Thi s mus t b e th e place ! Wheels , 120 9 Truma n Mon-Sa t & 294-654 2 cuu e MARK O Mon.-Thurs . 9:30-2:3 0 Fri.-Sat . 10:30-3:3 0 Danc e Contes t Ever y Tuesda y Night ! A L PORTE R o n pian o fo r you r dinin g pleasur e DININ G — ENTERTAINMEN T Casua l Dinin g Directl y O n Th s Ocea n 5 TIL L MIDNIGH T Featurin g * Nativ e Seafoo d * Prim e Bee f & B.B.Q . • SALA D BAR * STEA K PIT * BANQUE T FACILITIE S 294-1500 — 294,226 2 iH TH E OCEA N MOTfe L AflE A FOO T O F SIMOMTO N ST . if "

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2 7 I t require s u p t o 8 0 time s a s much , lon d an d ove r 10 0 le s o s muc h fossi l fue l t o produc e mea t a s i t doe s t o due e tuber s o r rice . I f th e U.S . wer e t o adop t a whole d s vegetaria n die t th e cos t o f feedin g a famil y woul d I a t leas t 50% . Moreover , th e nation' s farmer s coul d indo n th e us e o f far m chemical s an d stil l b e abl e t o >pl y ou r domesti c foo d need s wit h onl y 5% o f th e mtry' s arabl e land ; th e remainin g lan d coul d b e use d raisin g crop s fo r expor t an d fo r refurbishin g ou r vas t sstland s wit h tree s tha t coul d b e use d fo r buildin g reriafs , fuel , recreatio n an d exports . fro m "Vegeterian World" No. 12: ) SOUTHAR D ST . 294-9103 ; AMERICA N portsmen s 342 0 N-Roosevcl i Bl M Ke y Wtfs l i^^y£\
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KE Y WES T (Etga r factor y Pirate s Alle y Ke y Wes t SE E OUALIT Y HAND-MAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y w e ni l mai l order s PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T \ Atocfta Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tou r o i a 168-foo i Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West, A e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se e wha t lif e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e 1600 V 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 <( e Atoeha " whic h san k i n 162 2 of f i Ke y West . Sh e carrie d a carg o ' value d a * ove r 10 0 millio n dollars . S « th e Secbnique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r Iic r gold , silve r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t uniqu e ARTIST S JNLJM1TE B at * JNl t c5p : aa Custo m Carpenfrt j Driftwoo d Frame s Furniture . Repai r rniture . Caroline. vers y i s als o a prett y goo d indicatio n tha t Tele-Medi a i s fightin g a losin g battle . Whe n th e count y applie d t o th e FC C fo r a licens e t o buil d translator s i n 1973 , th e cabl e compan y file d suit , lost , an d appealed . I n 197 5 th e Thir d Distric t Cour t o f Appea l o f Florid a foun d " a vali d count y purpose " i n th e translators , an d furthe r appeal s wer e dismisse d b y th e Florid a Suprem e Cour t an d the n th e U.S . Suprem e Court . It s lega l argument s al l bu t demol ished , Tele-Medi a i s beggin g th e FC C no t t o licens e th e county' s propose d syste m o n th e ground s tha t th e trans lator s woul d caus e Tele-Media' s "demise. " TELE-MEDI A vice-presiden t an d genera l manage r Rober t Shepher d sai d th e threa t o f th e translato r "ha s al read y slowe d our-progress. " H e sai d th e bank s ar e no w "hesitant " t o loa n mone y fo r capita l improvement s t o th e cabl e compan y sinc e it s futur e i s i n doubt . H e sai d th e translator s woul d caus e suc h a hig h los s o f subscriber s tha t i t i s "probable " th e compan y woul d g o bankrup t i n a year . "I f yo u can' t mee t you r principa l an d interes t pay ments , you'r e bankrupt, " h e said . "It' s a s simpl e a s that. " • SHEPHER D SAI D th e count y ha s pu t ou t "misinformation " an d "twiste d th e facts " concernin g th e cos t o f th e trans lato r syste m an d it s maintenance . "They'r e talkin g abou t $20,00 0 t o $40,00 0 annua l maintenanc e costs, " h e said , "an d that' s baloney . The y can' t d o it . The y haven' t lai d th e fact s o n th e table. " "We'r e workin g t o buil d th e fines t cabl e televisio n syste m i n th e Unite d States, " sai d Shepherd , "an d w e hop e th e governmen t doesn' t forc e u s t o abando n thi s goal. " H e sai d th e "hear t o f th e issue " i s governmen t versu s fre e enterprise , an d tha t th e count y "want s t o b e i n th e JI M PICKIN G Prescription * Fille d Lense s Duplicate d * Repair s Specialize d Sunglasse s Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n 81 7 Peacoc k P!a2a , Searalow n " Ph . 294-741 1 televisio n business. " COUNT Y COMMISSIONE R Jerom e Shipley , a voca l proponen t o f th e translato r system , said , "Th e botto m lin e i s tha t w e hav e a compan y tha t claim s a monopol y an d franchis e t o provid e a certai n ser vice , bu t bot h i t an d it s predecesso r hav e faile d t o provid e servic e t o every bod y i n Monro e Count y wh o want s it. S o it' s a monopol y tha t claim s privi lege s withou t responsibilities , an d it' s wel l documente d tha t servic e ha s bee n abominabl e i n th e past . I don' t se e i t a s governmen t versu s fre e enter pris e a t all . I se e i t a s th e govern men t providin g a servic e tha t th e over whelmin g majorit y o f th e publi c wants. " AN D NO W a wor d fro m on e o f th e 5,00 0 resident s wh o signe d th e county' s peti tion s fo r th e translators : " I cam e fro m th e Sarasot a area . I thin k w e pai d abou t si x dollar s a mont h an d w e ha d abou t 1 6 stations . Ther e wer e cartoon s fo r th e kids , a n educationa l station...jus t abou t anythin g yo u wante d t o see . I stil l ow n thre e televisions , bu t we'r e no t hooke d u p becaus e that' s to o muc h mone y fo r wha t yo u get. " (Tele-Medi a charge s $9.1 0 monthl y fo r th e service. ) "Wha t Yo u Get " i s improving , n o doub t abou t it , a s Tele-Medi a expand s it s syste m an d it s progra m selection . It s ne w earth-satellit e receivin g sta tio n o n Duva l Stree t wil l g o int o oper atio n thi s summer , bringin g i n mor e channels . Th e studi o ha s bee n complete l y redon e an d ca n no w transmi t color . TH E COUNTY.think s that' s jus t won derful . "Wit h th e improvement s Tele Medi a i s planning, " say s th e county' s petitio n t o th e FCC , "ther e i s ever y reaso n t o expec t mos t Monro e Count y resi dent s wil l choos e both . Th e translator s wil l provid e onl y th e programmin g o f fiv e Miam i stations . CAT V wil l provid e Custo m air-brushe d shirt s 41 4 Green e St . pus t 3 Soar s from ! Capt . Tony's ) Ke y West _ SNORKEUNG & SCUB A DIVIN G TRIP S FISHIN G BOAT S AI R BOAT S HOUSEBOAT S WATERSKIIN G SPEEDBOAT S 'BL X aaoon " MARIN A 29 4 340 3 VISI T OU R QUARTERDEC K BA R U.S . 1 ACROS S FRO M SEARSTOW N SALES , APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSUEL O H . LOSLEY , Realto r 294-552 5 RENTALS'294-101 9 MEMBER MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE of the L A CONCH A HOTE L 43 0 DUVA L STREE T Panorami c Vie w Al l Ke y Wes t FAMOU S TO P MEN U Mon-Thurs 11a m t o 3p m Fri-Sat 11a m t o 2a m Favorit e Cocktail s Dall y 1 1 a.m . 4 a.m . al l tha t an d muc h more . N o appreciabl e los s o f CAT V subscriber s ca n reasonabl y expected. " TH E PROPOSE D translato r syste m woul d rebroadcas t Miam i station s WTV J (CBS) , WPL G (ABC) , WCK T (NBC) , an d th e share-tim e educationa l station s WPB T (£>BS ) an d WTHS . Th e count y ha s n o plan s t o engag e i n commercia l originations . Tele-Media , o n th e othe r hand , woul d broadcas t al l o f th e abov e plu s loca l programming , a 24-hou r movi e channel , probabl y a Spanish-languag e station , a n educationa l station , an d as-yet-undetermine d channel s beame d t o th e earth-satellit e receivin g station . A 20-channel , five-directiona l syste m i s Tele-Media' s presen t goal . Note s an d Antic-Dote s continued , fro m pag e 7 CLIMA X CAM E whe n a quarte t o f Nav y me n san g ol d se a dittie s includin g th e ancien t chantey , "Blow , Blow , Blo w th e Ma n Down. " Th e iron y o f th e whol e situatio n wa s to o muc h an d th e audienc e responde d wit h whoop s o f laughter . T O CA P th e climax , announcemen t wa s mad e nex t da y tha t a loca l physicia n ha d bee n hospitalize d wit h a broke n leg . H e ha d aspire d t o tak e par t i n th e dram a an d t o advis e o n action . H e climbe d on e o f tH e highe r battlement s a t Wes t Martello , surveye d th e scene , mad e a magnificen t gestur e appropriat e t o hi s rol e o f prid e an d topple d dow n a stee p embankment . "Prid e comet h before " ~ an d al l that . Rober t Watso n continue d fro m pag e 19 , goo d dinner . I ha d on e drin k o f whiske y i n th e morning . Ther e wa s som e serenad in g las t night , bu t I too k n o par t i n i t fo r I di d no t fee l merr y a s m y thought s wer e o f home . W e hav e bee n ver y bus y t>u±ldin g winte r quarter s sinc e las t date , an d the y ar e no w finishe d an d REA L HOM E COOK1 N 'Conc h Fritter s Fis h & Chip s Conc h Chowde r Scallop s Shrim p KeyllmePle '"' . "Mollor y Squar e o t Sunse t Pie r SSSSSS5SSS5SSS5 2 296-317 8 quit e comfortable . JANUAR Y 1 , 1864 : Bitte r col d al l day , ndthin g bu t cor n brea d t o eat , an d t o mak e matter s worse , I a m barefoote d an d hav e bee n fo r som e time . W e hav e ha d n o sno w ye t bu t i t ha s bee n rainin g fo r th e pas t fiv e days . (NEXT MONTH: WAT'SON 'S TRANSFER TO THE CONFEDERATE NAVY AND THE END OF THE WAR.) Som e Remark s continue d fro m pag e 8 RIDER S NEEDE D T O SHAR E EXPENSE S PLANS'AR E bein g mad e t o organiz e a grou p o f Ke y Wes t gay s t o atten d th e 3rd Annual Florida Gay Conference t o b e hel d Saturda y an d Sunday , Ma y 2 7 & 2 8 a t Florid a Stat e Universit y i n Talla hassee . Here' s you r chanc e t o rais e you r consciousnes s b y exchangin g idea s an d learnin g fro m variou s workshop s o n al ternativ e ga y lifestyles . Speaker s wil l includ e th e dynami c Rit a Ma e Brown . Transportatio n an d lodgin g ar e bein g arranged . Fo r detail s pleas e writ e 171 6 Berth a #1 , Ke y West , o r dro p b y anytime . RECOR D an d TAP E SAL E $7.9 8 LIS T PRIC E NOW . THR U MA Y A T TH E Environmenta l Circu s 51 8 DUVA L STREE T Summe r Hour s 129 ClosedSunda y ox y APPARE L BIKINI S s i 5 1 3 1 S I i 3 1 i l 3 ) n\ m o l 3 1 s i 5 t 3 1 5 1 Lyly' s Bac k A t TH E CHIN A STA R RESTAURAN T Com e i n an d enjo y the'relaxin g atmospher e o f ou r tea.room , o r tropica l garden . Fo r a real l y different ; surrounding , yo u wiU : lov e ou r waterfall . Tak e advantag e .o f ou r convenient , talerou t service . HOUR S 11:00-2:0 0 Lunc h 5:00-10:0 0 Dinne r 294-459 6 Simonto n & Truma n th e f <> f pinky ;5 ^

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MOTHEf t NATURE S BOUNTV , HcoMitfoCKf e JUK E S&t r PICTUR E SliC W J"H€ W TIM E 9:0 0 P.M . _ CLO/C C TUE/CAy / _ C2 O DU " PliCN E 2943§2 6 KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E K T Emm a COTE S K T Emm a Su n i n Taurus , afte r 20t h i n Gemin i Venu s i n Gemini , afte r 21s t i n Cance r Mercur y i n Aries , afte r 15t h i n Tauru s Satur n i n Le o Jupite r i n Cance r Mar s i n Le o Uranu s i n Scorpio , retrograd e Neptun e i n Sagittarius , retrograd e Plut o i n "Libra , retrograd e Th e ne w moo n i n Tauru s on.Ma y 7t h occur s i n th e twelft h hous e o f th e char t o f Ke y West . Ther e wil l b e muc h behin d th e scene s maneuverin g goin g on . Lega l matters , an d federal governmen t an d agencie s wil l b e gettin g th e impac t o f thi s aspect . Ke y West' s nata l su n i n th e sig n o f Capricor n conjoinin g Uranu s ma y brin g som e sudde n an d unexpecte d oc currences . Som e surprise s ma y b e i n th e offing . Thi s ma y concer n som e secre t deal s tha t hav e bee n mad e i n th e past , whic h wil l no w se e th e ligh t o f day . Jupite r i n Cance r i s bringin g posi tiv e vibratio n t o ou r publi c image ; no t onl y i n th e are a o f recognitio n an d fam e fo r th e Cit y o f Ke y West , bu t i n monetar y profits . Th e ful l moo n i n Sagittariu s o n Ma y 2 2 ma y brin g som e fina l agreemen t betwee n th e governin g boar d an d th e Human e Societ y o n th e proble m o f th e car e an d housin g o f smal l animal s an d pets . Thi s are a o f contentio n ma y fin d a n amiabl e solution . Ke y Wes t continue s t o b e aspecte d favorabl y i n th e 10t h hous e o f busines s career s an d nationa l exposure . Thi s ver y positiv e aspec t continue s throug h Septem be r o f 1978 . FGL L SERVIC E SALO N EDRE N 6 GREEN E ST . KE Y WESTE R HOTE L UPSTAIR S POOLS1D E 294-632 6 294-532 6 i n OPENIN G SOON ! Anxirn t Mutlntt Seafoo d Restauran t & Ra w Ba r C0MPL1MENTAR Y GLASS OF WINE SER VED WITH DINNER 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 NO W SERVIN G BREAKFAS T FRO M 7 T O 1 1 Ope n Man.-Sat . 7 a.m . t o 9 p.m . 132DUVALS T 294-050 5 Editoria l continue d fro m pag e 2 1 i n orde r t o se t a difficult—to-den y preceden t fo r privat e de veloper s t o secur e fil l permits . O f cours e th e submissio n o f th e privat e application s fo r fil l permit s a t thi s tim e ma y hav e bee n pur e coincidence , bu t regardless , i f th e latte r ar e approved , th e peopl e o f Ke y Wes t wil l surel y b e th e loser s o f a valuabl e natura l resource , OU R CONCERN S SEE M WEL L POUNDED . . *I t wa s recommende d i n th e DE R appraisa l tha t thi s reques t b e denied , becaus e thi s wa s a highl y "valuabl e feedin g an d roost in g habita t fo r bird s an d i s stil l biologicall y significant. " SAL T PON D UPDAT E y A S W E WEN T t o press , th e Count y Commissio n i n it s Planta tio n Ke y meetin g o n Apri l 25 , reverse d th e position , take n a t it s Apri l 1 8 meeting , an d i n a sharpl y divide d decision , vote d t o pres s fo r th e sal t pon d sit e fo r th e weathe r statio n a t Ke y Wes t Internationa l Airport . Commissioner s Hernandez , Ker r an d Howanit z vote d fo r th e sal t pon d sit e wit h Commissioner s Shiple y an d Schloesse r dissenting . Th e vot e cam e afte r consultin g enginee r Andre w Danilu k pre sente d a proposa l fo r a n alternat e sit e o n count y property , jus t wes t o f Ke y Bow l Lanes , whic h h e describe d a s a "viabl e site. " Bu t h e wen t o n t o stat e tha t th e sal t pon d sit e stil l seeme d "ideal, " seemin g t o ignor e th e problem s associate d wit h secur in g fil l permit s fro m th e Corp s o f Engineer s an d th e Departmen t o f Environmenta l Regulatio n (DER) , an d i n spit e o f th e question abl e availabilit y o f adequat e electrica l power , water , telephon e servic e an d sewe r facilities . WHE N PRESSE D -b y Commissione r Shiple y fo r th e negativ e as pect s o f th e alternat e site , Danilu k coul d giv e none , statin g vaguel y tha t NW S woul d prefe r t o hav e th e ne w facilit y ou t o f publi c view . Danilu k describe d a meetin g h e ha d i n Ver o Beach , o n Apri l 20 , wit h variou s stat e an d federa l regulator y agencie s involve d i n givin g th e fil l permit s fo r th e sal t pon d site . H e sai d tha t h e fel t h e coul d resolv e thei r environmenta l concerns , an d tha t h e ha d receive d off-the-recor d assurance s fro m C o f E an d DE R representative s a t th e meeting , tha t the y woul d probabl y .. . approv e th e sal t pon d sit e i f ther e wer e n o bette r alternate . However , thi s woul d b e onl y afte r a publi c hearin g t o b e hel d i n July . COMMISSIONE R KER R the n state d tha t NW S mus t hav e afir m commitmen t fro m th e count y b y Jun e i n orde r t o mee t thei r equip men t installatio n deadlin e o f Februar y 1979 . I n th e discussion , i t develope d tha t the y planne d t o re locat e th e presen t weathe r rada r t o th e sal t pon d sit e i n orde r t o avoi d a 300 0 foo t cabl e run , bu t i f th e alternat e sit e wer e selected , th e rada r coul d remai n wher e i t is . Commissione r Shipley , supporte d b y Schloesser , presse d fo r a n immediat e decisio n t o approv e th e alternat e site * nex t t o th e bowlin g lanes , becaus e i t woul d requir e n o fil l permit s o r othe r approval s b y an y othe r agency . Schloesse r adde d tha t th e commissio n coul d mak e a fina l decisioi j an d giv e a fir m commitmen t t o NW S a t tha t meeting . COMMISSIONE R HERNANDEZ , however , opte d fo r th e origina l sit e fo r various-seemingl y invali d reasons , an d wa s joine d i n th e spli t vot e b y Kerr-an d Howanit z t o g o ahea d wit h th e sal t pon d sit e i n spit e o f th e obstacles . A s th e sal t pon d sit e wa s approved , Schloesse r concluded , "Thi s motio n i s essentiall y sayin g t o th e weathe r bureau , w e don' t wan t you r station. " 3 1 -foe , dheesa . cu p .5 0 milk , coffe b i a ferrie r n rttnr 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 TRIP S "Professiona l SkinciSvin g School " SALES SERVIC E RENTAL S AI R COMPLET E SafOTHM i O F MAJO R EpiPiEi T

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