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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Th e highes t • poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . Ill , No . 7 Ke y West , Florid a August 19 7 8 M i 4 > : I

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OU R IC E CREA M —Breyers — IC E CREA M TROP ' CA t OU R JUICE S —Fruity — JU1C K PHON E 294-926 5 20 8 PUVA L STREE T ANCHO R MEW S * COURTYAR D OL D TOWN , KE Y WEST , FLA . Y8CH T 32 ' Dee p se a flshl«* 9 SfiND S Scub « AL L o r Hflt F ent s CHARTER S i t you ; need s . Flexibl e arrangem e J ^ . Transportatio n Pj° eg a • Familie s a n A reels , fightin g chairs , radios , Excellen t rods an d r Th e CorQ | Sand s | s Q dept h finders , an d n s inspecte d an d spacious , comtoriat> | e ' . ^ insured . TELEPHON E C 3O5 > 294-789 6 " YOU R CftfTlERR S B Y MAD E SHOE S AN D Fro m th e Edito r Hello— WE'RE BACK AGAIN and we're punning a few days late. The fault is mine. I was slow in returning from a vacation. As you know, we generally are out on the streets the first couple days of each month. I WAS VACATIONING in Europe this summer, and I ran across some local people. While on a tour bus in Stratford-On-Avon, I met a man who was born here some years ago named Tom Ashe. Be has been living in Scheneatady, N.Y., for some time, but recently made a visit to Key West, where, among other friends, he saw "Poly" Artman. In Paris, I ran into David Pla who has been living in Spain. David, whose parents live on Olivia Street, remains very enthusiastic about living abroad and gives no indication of wanting to return to the States. Also, in Paris, I saw Shelly Ipp.olito, who has been a student there for 6 months. She is planning to return po Florida and continue college in Sarasota. THE OPINION has been voiced, and we think it is a good one, that the City Commission should declare a moritorium on all building permits until the water and electricity needs of the present population are reliably met. IN LAST MONTH'S paper, we wrote that we would look into the ambulance situation in our August issue. We have not been able to do so, though I hope for some comment on it for September. WITH THIS ISSUE, Walt Hyla officially takes over from Tom Pope the art direction and lay-out of the paper. Tom, who is being kept busy with his architecting and his new daughter, was with us from the first and we owe him much. These are the men who are responsible for the good looks of the paper. I'M PLEASED to announce that Frances Elisabeth Brooks Signorelli, the'famed F.E.B. of the Ke y Wes t Citize n a few years back and the publisher of the Soun d o f th e Conc h island newsletter at present, will be writing for us on a more-or-less regular basis. This is good news for Sol-are s Hil l and her die-hard fans (of whom I am number one) . IT'S NICE to be back, and I trust that we will be on time next month. 'Thank you. Cover artist this time is Scotty Hillman. Her work may be seen at Cayo Hueso Graphics, 806 Duval Street. UJtr c o IM S HOU R SUBfOUPTIO N HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS , CIT Y STAT E ZI P Ou r mailin g addres s : 82 1 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phon e number s ar e 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 Solares Bill is a community newspaper published every month on the slopes of Solares Hill, Key West's highest point, by Solares Hill Company, 821 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITOR BILL HUCKEL COPY EDITOR. .... . DONNA MARSH ASSOCIATE EDITOR. .... . RICHARD MARSH ART'DIRECTION WALT HYLA EDITORIAL CONSULTANT BILL WESTRAY • . With a little help from our friends . . Solare s Hil l Co. , Inc . ® Solares Hill 19? if i Melind a Farringto n intervie w an d phot o b y Katharin e Mannin g (Interviewing Melinda Farrington is a total sense experience. The front porch rocker creaks over timeworn planks, the door opens and shuts with the appearance of friends and neighbors, black and white, coming, to say. Howdy or to see if Melinda needs anything. From outside, shouts can be heard of kids playing, roosters crowing, and the spatter of hot grease as a neighbor, fries up tonight 's supper of chicken. Snickers, guffaws,, much teasing, and funmaking revolve around one very loved woman, Melinda Farrington, 90 years young, slender as a girl, with long, grey plaited hair falling down her ..back. Melinda consented to this taped interview, although recently out of the hospital.) K : Melinda , wh y don' t w e star t b y tellin g m e you r ful l name , wher e yo u wer e born , an d when . M : Well , whe n I firs t cam e here , m y nam e wa s Melind a Sands . Apri l 10t h ' s m y birth day , bu t I don' t remembe r th e year . I turne d 9 0 thi s year . I wa s bor n i n Nassau . K : Whe n di d you-com e t o Ke y West ? M : I go t marrie d whe n I was ' 24 , an d m e an d m y husban d an d two . kid s decide d t o com e t o Ke y West . Tha t wa s 1920 , an d w e cam e i n a bi g boa t t o Miami . Too k tw o days . W e cam e o n th e trai n to-Ke y West . K : Wha t wa s th e trai n like ? M : Nice . Yo u coul d loo k ou t an d se e everything . Ope n u p th e window s an d loo k . • out . Too k about a da y an d a night . M y husban d ha d t o com e t o loo k fo r work . H e wa s workin g o n th e railroad . H e wa s a cook . W e settle d her e whil e h e use d t o b e u p o n th e keys . Th e childre n ha d t o g o t o school . W e ha d nic e times. ' I ha d nothin g t o d o bu t ge t read y sometime s and . g o u p an d spen d th e weeken d o r s o wit h him . Oh , th e trai n wa s beautiful , bu t i t didn' t ru n whe n -ther e wa s a storm . N o I Ho w coul d i t run ? I t ha d t o pu t up . The._trai n woul d sto p i n differen t places . We' d g o u p t o Maratho n lot s an d sta y i n th e hous e fo r us • K : House ? . . . ' M : Yeah . Lik e th e train , it' s stoppin ' * * place s wher e the y go t t o work . Jus t lik e the y got t o work " o n thi s her e en d thi s month . The y wor k o n thi s part o f th e bridg e an d th e train' s go t t o com e there, ' yo u see . An d th e peopl e al l got t o slee p o n th e trai n too , yo u know . But vi e neve r " slee p o n th e train . There' s a hous e ' exactl y fo r us . K : Wher e i n Marathon ? M : Well, , i n Maratho n sometimes , an d some • time s t o Cudjo e an d different place s tha t the . trai n parkec . Henr y wa s a goo d cook . Tha t wa s hi s jo b fro m a child . H e wa s a cook , I' m tellin g you . H e did . al l th e KE Y WE S GLAS S WORK S cooking . I neve r ha d t o d o n o cookin g a t home . (Laughs ) Yo u see , whe n h e ha d t o g o u p o n th e key s an d w e g o u p ther e o n th e weekend , th e trai n wa s righ t o n th e railroad , an d they' d g o ou t an d thro w th e .lin e ou t an d catc h fis h an d every thing . The y use d t o hav e fu n (pointin g t o son ) an d ....o h yea h al l kin d o f fish . I neve r catc h one , not me . Hi m an d hi s siste r use d t o g o al l alon g th e bridges . We'v e bee n al l ove r the m bridges . Yeah ! on e there , an d a whit e on e there , al l havin g fun . K : Wha t abou t th e hurrican e i n 1935 ? Wha t wa s i t like ? M : I ha d gone , bac k t o Miami . M y husband , h e die d i n Ke y West . Tha t wa s 1924 . I lef t fro m her e i n '2 9 an d I staye d ther e "ti l 1940 , an d I cam e bac k i n "40 , t o tak e car e o f thes e kids ' children I K : Wha t wa s Ke y Wes t lik e bac k i n the 1920's ? M : Oh , i t wa s a beautifu l littl e place . I t wa s somewher e t o live . That' s right . Yo u coul d go " outsid e an d slee p al l nigh t ou t o n th e stree t an d everything . Peopl e wa s wonderful . Neighbors , everybod y live d together . I t wa s a prett y wonderfu l place . Not now ! Everythin g wa s cheap . Bu t no w look i Ke y Wes t wa s great . Ther e wasn' t n o car s whe n w e firs t came , on e o r tw o maybe . I t wa s hors e an d carriage . Th e streetca r wa s al l about o n Duva l Street . I t wa s cute , ver y cute . A lo t o f th e ol d peopl e don e gon e ou t o f Ke y West . Al l th e ol d one s cam e fro m th e Bahamas . Everybod y wa s livin g together , jus t a colore d hous e there , a colore d coul d hav e staye d i n Miami . Ha d a littl e jo b there . I coul d hav e worked , s o I wasn' t worrie d abou t money . K : Wha t wer e yo u doin g i n Miami ? M : Washin g an d ironing . Oh , I love d tha t work , bu t I ' m finishe d vzit h tha t wor k now . I don' t g o t o wor k lik e I use d t o do . Mmmm-mmmmm . Lik e I said , that' s th e trouble . I like ^ t o be . goin g al l th e time . Working . Keep s m e busy . K : Wher e _di d yo u mee t you r secon d husband , Mr . Farrington ? : M : M y secon d husband ? That' s a something ! (muc h laughter)'H e wa s a truste e a t Bethe l Church . W e me t i n church . I . ha d grand A Traditiona l Old e Pirates ' Ba r Hermi t Cra b Race s "Surfer " — Manager 61 5 DUVA L STREET , Beer : Importe d II Domesti c Win e an d Win e Cooler s i Cltes s an d Dan s Pinbal l an d Poo l ah . Sandwiche s an d Piu a Cabl e X V ' J Liv e Parrot s J 50 C HAPP Y HOUR , Sunda y Night s Ph . 305-294-723 4 "OL D TOWN " cmwcs , CCUMIEBS,DOCK S EIC . 3C5-2fl">-CE3 8 /^KfRWLPH R VS . ICI 8 IRNMh N WE . •SA

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TH E DEC K (Formerly TH E SANDWIC H DECK ) Fres h Quich e Dail y Fres h Shrim p Dail y Escargot s Shrim p Coquill e Plu s regula r menu s fo r lunc h OW N 1U3 Q -4:O O Monday-Saturda y Sundav ) CHE F REN A BORE X 12 4 DUVA L PH . 294-767 7 childre n already . I got 7 grandchildre n no w an d 2 grea t an d 1 great-great . S o yo u ca n see , I' m a n ol d lady . (Intervie w i s discontinue d a s a strea m o f peopl e ente r an d leav e th e house ) K : Phew ! Yo u hav e a lo t o f friends ! M : Ooooh , yeah l Yo u shoul d hav e bee n t o th e hospital . Yeah , the y mis s m e every wher e I go . I resigne d no w fro m th e churc h choir . D o yo u wan t m e t o sin g fo r you ? Friend : Sh e use d t o sin g i n th e choir . Sh e wa s presiden t o f th e ushe r board . Sh e belonge d t o th e truste e board . Yo u nam e it , sh e belonge d t o it . K : Whic h church ? M : Bethel . That' s o n Truma n an d Thomas . God , I thin k plent y abou t Him . I wouldn' t giv e Hi m u p fo r nothin 1 , . i n th e world , fo r n o kin d o f money . O h coz , I'v e bee n to o close . I f I didn' t hav e a lo t o f faith , I wouldn' t b e here . Yeah , I hav e fait h i n God. thei r hair . The y leav e i t wid e open . The y leav e i t wid e open . K : Di d yo u use d t o swim ? M : Swim ? Swi m where ? K : I n th e ocean . M : I couldn' t swallo w tha t wate r ou t there ! Oh , not . me . No t me . Never . Yo u see , whe n I use d t o g o swimming , we' d g o earl y i n th e morning . Ver y early . Sometime s th e wate r woul d b e deep . Th e wa y I swim , nobod y i n th e worl d swim s lik e me , coz ' I g o i n th e wate r an d jum p up . That' s al l I do . jum p righ t up . Wha t kin d o f swimming ? I ma y drow n I (laughter ) Yo u wen t i n you r dress . W e didn' t kno w abou t bikini . Yo u wen t i n you r britche s an d you r "dress . No , ther e wasn' t n o bikin i no r nothin g els e whe n I cam e here . I t come s an d i t grows . I t grow s lik e a weed . Everythin g grows , grow , grow , grow . Differen t things . K : Yo u mea n change ? • M : Changin' , yeah , ever y year . Every som e remark s K : Wha t d o yo u thin k abou t th e government ? thin 9 changes . Peopl e chang e too . M : What' s h e doin' ? Nothi n ' ! (chuckles ) I use d t o g o t o dance s bu t th e onl y thin g I neve r do , I neve r drank . No . A littl e wine , yeah , I dran k that. ' I wa s a goo d dancer . Oh , God , yes . M e an d m y so n use d t o dance . W e dance d i n Ne w Yor k whe n I wa s 88 . K : What d o yo u thin k o f th e kid s today ? M : Well , I don' t kno w wha t t o sa y abou t th e worl d now . It' s al l different . They'r e al l makin g a world . Perhap s without al l tha t carryin g on , ther e wouldn' t b e a world , (laughs ) K : You'v e go t beautifu l lon g pigtails . M : Go d didn' t giv e yo u hai r t o cut . I alway s ha d lon g hair . I neve r ha d t o straighte n it . Natural... . I' d jus t com b it . I n th e Bahamas , the y don' t com b (A t thi s poin t anothe r frien d enter s th e room ) Friend : Sh e use d to , everytim e sh e wante d a ne w hat , sh e ha d a birthday . (Muc h laughter ) Ho w d o yo u lik e that ! Every bod y say s you'v e neve r see n a perso n wh o ha s a s man y birthday s a s Melinda . Whe n she' d g o o n a trip , o r churc h business , she' d hav e t o hav e a ha t an d ne w outfit . An d ther e wer e plent y o f trip s sh e ha d t o g o on . You' d bette r believ e i t (Muc h mor e laughter ) an d plent y o f birthdays . W e wis h yo u man y more , Melinda!! ! "SAVING " TH E SAL T POND S "Our land is more valuable than your money. It will las-t forever." (A Blackfoot chief, in a 19th century treaty counaiI.) TH E COUNT Y COMMISSIO N wa s face d wit h a Hobson' s choic e a t it s Jun e 2 3 meeting : chang e th e propose d sit e fo r a weathe r statio n fro m a sal t pon d t o dr y lan d nea r th e airpor t terminal , o r los e th e weathe r station ; which*i s t o sa y tha t th e Commis sio n ha d n o choice . Thre e o f th e fou r Commissioner s (Commissione r Do n Schloes se r wa s absent ) ha d t o perfor m th e formal it y o f acceptin g th e Departmen t o f Envi ronmenta l Regulation' s (DER ) rulin g tha t th e sal t pond^coul d no t b e filled , an d the n chang e th e sit e t o a n environmental l y acceptabl e an d economicall y mor e fea sibl e location . Still , Commissioner s Jerr y Hernande z an d Richar d Ker r spen t nearl y a n hou r tellin g th e environmentalist s i n a n im aginativ e variet y o f ways , "You'r e mor e intereste d i n bird s tha n people . '• ' TH E COMMISSIONER S ha d originall y bee n informe d tha t th e sal t pon d sit e wa s th e onl y availabl e sit e fo r th e weathe r station , an d the y ha d bee n unanimou s i n approvin g tha t site , Later , whe n Com missioners Jerr y Shiple y an d Do n Schloes se r learne d tha t ther e wer e loca l objec tion s t o tha t sit e an d tha t ther e wa s a t leas t on e feasibl e alternat e site , the y attempte d t o hav e th e Commissio n investi gat e th e alternat e site . The y wer e vote d dow n b y th e thre e Ke y Wes t Commissioner s — Mayo r Puri e Howanit z an d Commissioner s Hernande z an d Ker r — wh o insiste d o n th e sal t pon d site . Then , whe n th e DE E rule d tha t th e sal t pon d coul d no t b e filled , sinc e ther e wa s a n alternat e sit e available , Howanit z bowe d t o th e inevit able , and supporte d th e chang e o f site . Fo r a while , i t looke d lik e a spli t vote , "wit h Shiple y an d Howanit z votin g fo r th e chang e an d Hernande z an d Ker r votin g agains t it . Th e motio n woul d hav e bee n defeate d fo r lac k o f a majorit y vote . A great egret in the pond where the Weather Station would have been built. .FINALLY , Hernande z bowe d t o th e ob viou s realit y o f th e situatio n an d joine d Howanit z an d Commissione r Shiple y i n vot in g th e change . Kerr , determine d t o cu t of f th e nos e t o spit e th e face , obstinate l y vote d agains t th e change . It wa s a smal l victor y fo r th e birds . Afte r all , the y ca n alway s pac k u p an d mov e t o th e Te n Thousan d Island s i n Florid a Bay , o r somewher e u p th e Keys . I t wa s a tellin g defeat fo r th e luster s afte r th e land , wh o wil l no t b e satisfie d unti l Ke y Wes t i s turne d int o anothe r Miam i Beach . BU T TH E MAJOR.resul t o f th e sal t pon d continued on Tpage 10 HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R clams-oyster s conc h chowde r lobste r ston e cra b shrim p numerou s othe r seafoo d dinner s Plus ... Ou r Specia l Chicke n Dis h ENTERTAINMENT WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY NIGHTS SA TURDAYAFTERNOONS RO N HATFIEL D an d th e BI G COPPIT T COWBOY S Land s En d Villag e Foo t o f Margare t St . Ke y West , Florid a Nea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 234-700 0 OPE N I N AUGUS T 180 1 SOUT H ROOSEVEL T BLVD . 1/ 4 mil e nort h o f th e airpor t 294-346 6 MARTHA S th e plac e fo r stea k I n 1977 , th e trust y littl e Puc h wa s America' s best-sellin g moped . S o thi s year , we'r e tryin g harder . ' « ' We'v e go t mor e Puc h model s t o temp t yo u wit h tha n ever . No t t o mentio n a whol e showroomfu l o f cleve r ne w features . Com e i n an d tr y Puch' s ne w hi-torqu e engine . I t ha s extr a punc h t o flatte n hills . No t mor e horsepower , mor e hil l power . Th e gut s t o mak e th e grad e wher e som e moped s won't . There' s a ne w 2-spee d automati c transmissio n fo r yo u t o examine . A ne w oi l in jectio n syste m tha t mixe s oi l an d ga s s o yo u don'thav e to . An d a newautomati c startin g system . . ' You'l l lik e th e ne w handf e grips , brak e lever s an d electrica l switches , too . Wha t yo u migh t lik e best , though , i s wha t didn' t change._Puc h quality . I t wil l kee p you r Puc h runnin g aroun d tow n in stea d o f bac k t o u s fo r service . Sto p i n fo r a tes t ride . I f Puc h i s # 1 fo r 78 . on e o f th e reason s jus t migh t b e you . MOPE D HOSPITA L >MON D HOSPiTA t MOPE O HOSPITA L MOPE O HOSPITA L 1209Truma n Avenu e TH E KEY S WES T PLAYER S presen t DAME S A T SE A A 30' s musica l spoo f Augus t 1 2 7:3 0 & 10:0 0 p m (prio r t o thei r Britis h tour ) a t TH E WATERFRON T PLAYHOUS E TH E WORL D O F CAR L SANDBUR G (A n America n Kaleidoscope ) that Augus t 1 3 3:00p m Bo x Offic e open s Monday , Augus t 7 4 1 a m t o 4 p m dail y Al l seat s reserve d Tel . 294-501 5 fo r reservation s Al l ticket s $3.5 0 .-••. <

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ISLAN D IMPORTE D CAR S OH ) AUD I note s onc l antic-dote s b y Doroth y Rayme r ^^(pw a am,. a. kisi6.60 Tfe 6ofi 75*c/L Q rpces oka. motnnaosua^ &tc Remodelin g a grea t ol d hous © fia t doetn l hav e a grea t Jtffchen ? ttAnfM' rtart ttppmg. 4n* i s mi mm w . GraiUtdw M fegfe *«r* . Wkeifee r y» * , aB » * l»k*4 , a twataMt ' ewraef , « r a fcak*• * Victoria * « w e caa . tetp. Fi r • ttai m fmt we * m sa t v*>M jh » j w Stac k PAEB Y & MITCHEL L CABINETMAKE R Tdepiioaw e 2H-7377 • "YO U WIL L JUS T lov e th e quie t an d peac e o f th e Virgini a countryside, " Elis a Morga n kep t sayin g whe n invitin g m e t o spen d a fe w day s wit h he r famil y i n a communit y nea r Richmond , Quinton , whic h i s s o smal l tha t i t i s no t show n o n ordinar y maps . Th e actua l location , I eventuall y foun d out , i s i n a wood e d are a o f Ne w Ken t Count y borderin g o n a two-acr e windin g bod y o f wate r calle d Ken t Lake . Th e Morga n hom e i s perche d o n a hillsid e tha t slope s dow n t o a portio n of _ th e lak e tha t ha s a serpentin e form , lik e a river , dee p a t on e en d an d shallo w at th e othe r * TH E LOCATIO N wa s indee d a leaf y retreat'wit h windin g back countr y roads , onl y scattere d dwellings ; i t wa s coo l eve n i n midafternoon . Th e hour s passe d i n relaxation , wha t wit h lazin g aroun d o n a dec k embowere d wit h oak s an d a n enormou s beec h tre e in habite d b y thre e squirrels , whic h venture d dow n o n th e porc h dec k railin g whe n foo d wa s place d ther e fo r them . Dail y ex cursion s t o a countr y store , walk s wit h th e dog s an d foster hom e children , provide d leisurel y diversion . An d w e als o went shoppin g i n Richmon d proper , on e day . BU T I DI D YEAR N t o se e th e Dresde n Exhibi t fro m German y whic h ha d jus t opene d i n th e ne w Mello n Win g o f th e Nationa l Galler y i n Washington , D.C. , s o Elisa , wh o i s a studen t a t th e Florid a Key s Communit y Colleg e here , an d I decide d t o g o t o Washingto n fo r on e day , travellin g b y Amtrack . W e ha d t o postpon e th e origina l dat e se t becaus e a rela tive , Joh n Brownle y fro m Sydney , ^Australia , wa s arriving . Tha t fina l da y i n th e peac e o f th e woodland s became , instead , a some wha t hecti c expeditio n t o Washington . TH E TEMPERATUR E i n th e capita l pushe d 10 0 an d wa s eve n mor e irritatin g du e t o th e reflectio n o f sunligh t fro m al l thos e marbl e an d ston e edifice s i n th e hear t o f th e city . Th e crowd s a t th e exhibi t wer e stupendous ; th e waitin g fo r everything , fatiguing , bu t th e Dresde n exhibitio n wa s literall y dazzling , especiall y th e "jewe l collection " o f gold , silve r an d preciou s stone . Tired , surfeited , w e returne d tha t evenin g o n th e train , whic h wa s hal f a n hou r late , an d afte r a ligh t supper , I de cide d t o retrea t t o bed , sinc e I ha d t o ge t u p a t 5 a.m . t o mak e read y fo r th e retur n plan e fligh t t o Ke y West . I wa s i n th e bathroo m washin g m y face , whe n th e light s wen t ou t fo r th e thir d tim e durin g th e thir d sever e thunder stor m we' d ha d i n tha t week . EVERYON E ASSEMBLE D i n th e bi g kitchen-dinin g area , an d candle s wer e distributed . W e wen t creepin g abou t th e ramblin g hous e wit h flickerin g lights . Rhod a Morgan , th e vivacious , red-haire d hostess , observed , "Lik e a n Agath a Christi e setting , eh? " Th e powe r compan y wa s notifie d b y telephon e an d al l wa s reasonabl y cal m — unti l a sudde n gus t o f win d ble w ove r th e flarin g torche s ou t o n th e out-doo r deck , an d ther e wa s a wil d scrambl e t o retriev e an d extinguis h th e torche s befor e a fir e coul d b e starte d o n th e groun d leve l beneat h th e elevate d porch . I T WA S THE N tha t Mrs . Morga n realize d tha t Lauren , he r 19-yea r ol d daughter , wa s missing . Laure n ha d gon e ou t o n th e ANGELC' S CAS K TAKE OUT SERVICE A VAILABLE OPE N DAIL Y 'TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . lak e i n a rowboa t wit h tw o youn g mal e friends . Th e new s wa s tha t a 40-mil e a n hou r win d ha d arisen , an d th e sudde n stor m wa s sweepin g th e lake . Th e telephon e wa s stil l i n operation , an d th e franti c mothe r bega n callin g fo r help . Th e police , th e fir e depart ment , th e loca l rescu e squad , al l wer e notified , an d a n appea l t o ai d i n th e searc h wen t ou t t o al l th e neighbors . Th e telephon e bega n ringin g i n subsequen t replie s ever y fe w minutes . An d the n ca r afte r ca r an d truc k afte r truc k pulle d u p wit h rescue-minde d personnel . A t leas t ever y 1 0 minute s ther e cam e lou d poundin g o n th e fron t doo r lik e "alarums " i n Shake spearia n drama . Ente r me n i n foul-weathe r gea r t o exchang e bulletin s o n progres s o r lac k o f it . The y wer e equippe d wit h hug e flashlight s an d raucou s voices . T o ad d t o th e nois e an d ma d confusion , ever y tim e thi s happene d th e thre e househol d dog s se t u p furiou s barking . Th e clamo r continue d fo r mor e tha n a n hou r wit h scarcel y a n interva l o f quiet . THE N TH E storm-los t tri o straggle d in , soake d throug h b y th e peltin g rain , bu t otherwis e unharmed . The y ha d wisel y le t th e smal l boa t drif t int o shor e whe n the y coul d no t ro w agains t th e fierc e wind , an d simpl y waite d ou t th e fur y ashore . Whe n th e storm' s forc e subsided , the y manage d t o retur n t o th e doc k belo w th e house , bedraggled , bu t wit h spirit s undampened . B Y THI S TIM E th e rela y o f rescuer s bega n returning , too . Ther e wa s a barrag e o f poundin g o n th e door , shout s ou t o f door s an d raucou s exchange s o f report s inside , accompanie d b y contin uou s barkin g fro m th e excite d dogs . Australia n hospitalit y an d Virginia-styl e friendlines s Intermingled . Th e uncl e fro m Sydne y brok e ou t a quar t o f Aus tralia n rum . Ther e wa s als o som e Australia n bee r available . Rescu e partie s revele d i n a rea l part y mood . I DECIDE D t o simpl y g o li e down , tur n of f m y hearin g aid , an d tr y t o rest , i f no t t o fal l asleep , afte r th e strenuou s hour s i n Washington . I actuall y doze d off , bu t wa s suddenl y startle d awak e b y ho t wa x drippin g o n m y arm . I switche d o n th e hearin g ai d an d cam e groggil y awake . A voic e i n th e gloo m said , "Don' t b e upset . Yo u jus t sta y i n bed . Bu t th e boy s wh o wer e ou t o n th e lak e an d Laure n ar e comin g throug h t o tak e ho t showers. " Th e onl y bathroo m wit h a showe r wa s annexe d t o th e bedroo m v/her e I ha d retreated . Fo r nearl y a n hou r th e roo m leadin g t o th e bat h wa s lik e Gran d Centra l Statio n use d t o b e i n rus h hour , enhance d wit h a candleligh t procession . BU T A T LAS T ther e wa s a n en d t o th e _ commotio n an d I di d fal l aslee p — fo r perhap s a n hou r an d a half . The n I wok e u p agai n i n a blaz e o f light . Th e powe r ha d bee n restored ! I t wa s the n aroun d 3 a.m . Vainl y I trie d t o snooz e again . Ther e wa s n o mor e revelr y i n th e othe r par t o f th e house , bu t X kep t expectin g t o hea r shout s an d lou d knockin g i n a repeate d pattern . • ' • . • Finall y I go t up , dresse d an d packed , read y fo r th e tri p -t o th e airport . Elis a appeared , lookin g a s i f sh e ha d ha d a ful l nigh t o f undisturbe d repose . Sh e cautione d m e t o mov e abou t quietly . Afte r a quic k breakfast , w e tiptoe d ou t fo r th e rid e t o th e airport . A s w e lef t th e remot e woode d section , I though t agai n o f th e shattere d imag e o f "peac e an d quiet " i n Virginia , an d o f all . tha t concentrate d energ y an d communit y rescu e effor t — an d suddenl y I becam e awar e o f wh y i t too k Genera l U.S . Gran t s o lon g t o brin g abou t th e fal l o f Richmond . TH E FUNCTIO N STOR E 75< t regularl y $1.2 5 eac h th e firs t roun d i s o n us ! sav e a bi g 50 $ pe r glas s o n ou r bi g UV i ounc e frenc h jell y glass , ou r scandalousl y lo w pric e onl y whil e quantitie s last.. . s o hurry ! w e delive r i n ke y west ! cal l 294-200 7 t o order , ope n 106 ever y da y wes t a sunglas s emporiu m Offer s personalize d servic e an d th e larges t selectio n o f sunglasse s i n Ke y Wes t 13 4 DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 0 30 5 294-032 9 MPHN E BETTLE' 5 NURSER Y &20f\M$lA Twv £ hanging BAMBO O PALM S $ 5 pe r gallo n po t siz e L 1 ASSORTMEN T PRESENTS : CHEMIS E LACOST E Tigh t Ribbe d Sleeve s Al l CoHo n I S Color s assortmen t 56 7 Fron t Stree t (frontin g th e Pie r House)inOi d Ke y West.Cal l 294-406 6

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Ke y Plaz a 296-691 2 LI T U S FIN D TH I RICH T E»0 ® FO R Y@» ! Piu 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 Tft ® Ful l Servic e Pe t Store " MM N 1 1 A M T O 9 p M FRE E PARKIN G Tel . 2»4-400 0 E L CACIQU E RESTAURAN T SPECIALIZIN G I N SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 5 DuvA t Sr . • V « Bloc k FRO M NATTONA I BANI < FABRI C WORL D 61 3 SIMONTO N TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA . SERVIN G 8 A M t o 2 P M COMMEN T "Governmen t shoul d a s muc h a s pos sibl e b e ru n a s a business. " THI S I S A QUOT E fro m Ke y West' s ener geti c an d exceptionall y abl e ne w Cit y Com missioner , Alto n Weekley . Drawin g upo n hi s busines s experienc e a s a vice-presi den t o f Fausto' s Foo d Palace , Weekle y ha s bee n spear-headin g money-savin g idea s a t Cit y Hall . On e o f th e mos t practica l money-sav in g scheme s pushe d b y Weekle y i s join t purchasing . H e say s tha t h e an d Le e Robert s o f Cit y Electri c wer e talkin g abou t way s t o sav e money , v/he n Robert s introduce d hi m t o th e ide a o f combinin g th e purchasin g o f good s use d i n commo n b y Cit y Electri c an d th e Cit y o f Ke y West . Th e ide a gre w t o includ e join t purchasin g wit h th e Schoo l Board , Aqueduc t Authority , Mosquit o Board , Count y Commission , Junio r College , an d th e Florid a Key s Memoria l Hospital . Meeting s hav e bee n hel d i n whic h th e purchasin g agent s fo r thes e . group s hav e discusse d th e bes t way s t o approac h savings . On e smal l exampl e o f ho w thi s coul d wor k woul d b e th e purchas in g o f calendars . Cit y Hal l spend s abou t a dolla r pe r calenda r fo r a hundre d o f the m yearly . I f the y wer e bough t throug h th e Junio r Colleg e Co-op , the y possibl y coul d cos t les s tha n 50 C apiece . Thi s i s jus t a smal l thing , bu t i t ha s enormou s ramifications . A s Weekle y point s out , supposin g tha t the Xero x pape r tha t thes e agencie s us e coul d b e purchase d jointly , possibl y savin g severa l hundre d dollar s pe r yea r pe r agency , o r tha t a join t ca r poo l coul d b e worke d ou t fo r th e future . Th e opportunit y fo r grea t economie s i n cit y spendin g i s there , obviously . ANOTHE R ECONOM Y measur e bein g pushe d b y Weekle y i s t o combin e th e 1 2 time s a continued on page 2 5 Polynesia n Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a Tropica i Islan d Atmospher e •i^--** a ' 294-691 2 U.S . 1 a t Garriso n Bigh t editoria l A PROJEC T b y Monro e Count y "t o pur chas e Res t Bee.c b fo r a recreatio n are a wa s stil l underwa y i n lat e July , i n spit e o f th e fac t tha t a ne w buildin g permi t wa s issue d b y th e Cit y o f Ke y West o n Ma y 12 , 19 7 8 , fo r constructio n o f a 2 0 uni t townhous e projec t o n a portio n o f Res t Beac h b y landowne r Vincen t Caselle s o f Ke y West . "W e estimat e th e cos t o f lan d ac quisitio n a t $2,400,000, " declare d Jac k Burke , Count y Developmen t Director. * "W e hav e tw o federa l gran t application s i n process , on e t o th e Departmen t o f Housin g an d Urba n Developmen t (HUD ) fo r $1,200,00 0 i n discretionar y funds , an d th e othe r t o th e Burea u o f Outdoo r Re creation , Departmen t o f Interio r fo r a recreatio n lan d acquisitio n gran t i n a simila r amount. " Th e total , cos t estimate * wa s base d o n a n independen t professiona l .appraisa l th e count y recentl y secured . Burk e sai d tha t the y ha d talke d t o th e federa l projec t manager s i n Jacksonvill e an d ha d hig h hope s tha t th e application s woul d b e approved . "W e expec t t o hav e al l ou r pape r wor k don e an d submitte d b y Septembe r first, " Burk e concluded . CASELLES , accordin g t o hi s asso ciat e an d genera l contracto r Cri s Ray , ha d originall y planne d t o star t construc tio n abou t mid-June . However , thes e plan s wer e delaye d whe n I file d a n ad ministrativ e appea l wit h th e Cit y o f Ke y j Wes t o n Jun e 13 , 19 7 8 , challengin g th e 1 propriet y o f th e buildin g permi t issue d J b y Cit y Buildin g Inspecto r Cle m Albury , an d callin g fo r a publi c hearin g b y th e Cit y Boar d o f Adjustment Filin g th e appea l stoppe d al l construction , accord in g t o th e cit y zonin g law . TH E CASELLE S TRAC T contain s abou t 1.2 9 acre s i n the"middl e o f abou t 2 1 acr e o f oceanfron t lan d betwee n Berth a Stree t (The nm mxM 425 FRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Squar e TH E FORTEK-ALLE N CO. . INC . insuranc e -sinc e \Sf\\ WILL1M \ A . FREEMA N Sf\ . WILLIA M A . FREirfM H JR . PAVI P W . FREEMA M an d Steve n Avenu e alon g Atlanti c Boule vard . Caselle s pai d a tota l o f $51,80 0 fo r hi s trac t whe n h e bough t i t i n tw o parcel s i n 1969 , accordin g t o officia l records . I t ha s bee n carrie d o n th e count y ta x roll s a t a n assesse d valu e o f $52,50 0 unti l recently . It s tentativ e ne w 197 9 assessmen t i s $78,66 8 accordin g t o th e Tax Appraiser' s office . However , th e independen t Miam i appraise r hire d b y th e count y estimate d th e tru e marke t valu e a t $130,000 . Th e townhous e projec t tha t Caselle s ha s wante d t o buil d wa s designe d b y Sey mou r Drexle r o f Miam i i n Jun e 1977 , ac cordin g t o th e plan s o n fil e wit h th e city . Caselle s ha s severa l time s ap proache d th e Ke y Wes t Cit y Commissio n a t publi c worksho p session s wit h hi s plans , bu t eac h tim e h e wa s pu t of f b y th e com missio n wit h th e assuranc e tha t th e cit y an d count y wer e workin g t o secur e fund s t o purchas e th e entir e trac t fo r a Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d extension . However , th e cos t estimat e o f $2,400,00 0 wa s out of-sigh t a s fa r a s th e Florid a Departmen t o f Transportatio n wa s concerned . Further more , th e ide a o f cuttin g a highwa y acros s th e considerabl e marshland s i n th e trac t wa s almos t a s repulsiv e t o man y Res t Beac h supporter s a s buildin g townhouse s an d apartmen t hotels . FORTUNATELY , Vincen t Caselle s ha s expresse d considerabl e interes t i n sell in g hi s propert y t o th e cit y o r count y a t a fai r pric e fo r recreationa l use . Anothe r larg e owner , Donal d L . Ber g o f Miami , i s als o know n t o hav e expresse d interes t i n seein g th e trac t devote d t o recreatio n purposes . O f course,-th e ol d 196 8 Mil o Smit h Comprehensiv e Developmen t Pla n fo r Ke y Wes t ha s lon g calle d fo r ac quisitio n o f th e entir e Res t Beac h trac t fro m Whit e t o Berth a Stree t fo r recreatio n purposes . W E HOP E tha t Messr s Caselles , Ber g an d othe r owners , includin g loca l realto r KE Y WES T Ctga r Pirate s Alle y Ke y Wes t SE E QUALIT Y HAND-MAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y w e fil l mai l order s PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T WH S F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y West an d forme r publishe r Norma n Artman , wil l continu e t o displa y patienc e an d under standing , whil e th e bureaucrati c wheel s o f governmen t squea k slowl y towar d a poin t o f decisio n an d capacit y t o final l y consummat e th e purchas e o f Res t Beac h fo r publi c posterity . *At press time, we learned that the position of Development Director was being abolished effective August 1st, in an economy move to cut costs for the 1979 county budget. Mayor Purie Howanitz was contacted in an effort to learn what effect the position cut might have on the grant funds for Rest Beach. "Absolutely none, " said the mayor. "Acquisition of Rest Beach for the people is number one priority. with me. I was willing to commit all our secondary road money from now on for the Rest Beach project. " County Manager Bill Roberts, present during the Monday interview at Sportsmens Inn, agreed. "That 's the last natural beach in Key West," he declared. "We must preserve it for the public." Asked by whom and how the grant applications would be prepared after Jack Burke left, Howanitz replied, "We plan to hire a consulting firm who specializes in grant applications. There are several available and they have been very successful for the city. Rest assured that the Rest Beaah project will not die.'" b y Bil l Westra y I m — Floo r Coverin g Co. Oldes t -floor coveri r i n "Hie Rorid q MOKS T MO O FROtfTSTREE T EJ R mm KE Y WES T Barbedu&iii rafr&ttr , p cut d cwtt « Si. mm IUNC H AN P DINAl£ R P1MIM & O N ouf^ ope M MR TRAI N KOS11 S O^DUVA I goo d use d \ 62 } Flemin q 6 + 2^6-2CFj\ F ! at viny l oo r Sendin g ' i d Finishin g s and carpt

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1 0 • OMNtL E BARO N NE W YORKE R NEWPOR T ST . REGI S ASPE N 8 S 1 1 © 3 E £ i a © © • A m s HE W & USE D Bi g Car s • Smal l Gar s • Pickup s Van s • Import s •Wagon s Y0UNAM1I T v WISIltl T RINTltORUASfl t WIT H PRID E & PLEASUR E Fro m 9 a m t o 8 p m Mon.-Fri . .•:'• ! ^;/, . • .' . •:;.;".:.•-•;,arid 1 ;'•' . .V\. ; V : V . .'.:•• ; ..•: , Fro m 9 a m t o 4 p m o n Saturday s o rt I 3 D o m KE Y WES T CHRYSLE R PLYMOUT H DODG E INC . (Ther e i s n o longe r a nee d t o fak e Q a valuabl e da y fro m work ) § Complet e financin g & insuranc e servic e a t i s availabl e j e 172 0 N.Roosevel t Blvd . Ke y Wes t 294-517 8 SPORTSMA N WAGON S SAPPOR O RA M CHARGER S HORIZO N SOME REMARKS (continued from page 5) controvers y ha s bee n tha t ordinar y citi zens , wh o ar e no t involve d i n developmen t an d wh o ar e mor e intereste d i n th e qualit y o f huma n lif e tha n i n th e welfar e o f birds , hav e raise d quie t bu t fir m voice s agains t th e rap e o f th e land . The y stoo d b y helplessl y whil e Car l Rong o blotte d Res t Beac h wit h unestheti c an d allegedl y illega l townhouses , feelin g tha t someho w thes e offense s t o th e ey e wer e no t right , tha t somethin g shoul d b e don e t o sto p them , bu t doin g nothin g them selves . I t wa s to o muc h fo r the m whe n th e Count y wante d t o tak e th e firs t ste p towar d makin g Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d matc h th e tack y sigh t tha t visitor s ar e greete d wit h a s the y ente r Ke y Wes t o n Nort h Roosevelt . Contrar y t o claim s tha t placin g th e weathe r statio n i n th e sal t pon d woul d no t lea d t o privat e develop men t nearby , th e preceden t o f allowin g th e weathe r statio n t o b e buil t i n th e sal t pon d woul d hel p eas e th e wa y fo r furthe r buildin g there . TH E COUNT Y foun d itsel f caugh t i n a numbe r o f untruths : tha t th e sal t pon d wa s no t biologicall y useful , tha t ther e wa s n o alternat e sit e available , tha t th e onl y oppositio n t o th e sit e consiste d o f a fe w bird-watchers . Th e las t untrut h wa s als o a seriou s misjudgement . Th e op positio n turne d ou t t o b e no t onl y a siz abl e collectio n o f environmentalists , re presente d largel y b y th e Florid a Key s Citizen s Coalitio n an d th e Audubo n Society , bu t man y individual s wh o notifie d th e DER , th e Arm y Corp s o f Engineer s an d th e Count y Commissio n o f thei r opposition . A t th e Jun e 2 3 meeting , loca l Weathe r Servic e Chie f Meteorologis t Richar d Ur bani k an d Ke y Wes t Ar t an d Historica l Societ y Presiden t Joh n Churc h di d no t spea k agains t th e sal t pon d location , bu t thei r stron g approva l o f th e alter nat e sit e nea r th e termina l deflate d som e o f Hernandez ' an d Kerr' s arguments . 5 THER E I S LITTL E DOUB T i n anyone' s min d tha t th e onl y reaso n Commissioner s . Howanitz , Hernandez , an d Ker r wante d th e \ weathe r statio n o n th e sal t pon d sit e i n i th e fac e o f it s prove n unsuitabilit y wa s ; t o allo w th e preceden t o f buildin g there, , s o tha t commercia l developmen t coul d ' tak e plac e i n th e are a s o tha t a fe w exploiter s coul d mak e mone y a t th e ex * ' pens e o f th e qualit y o f everyon e else': . * life . Thi s attemp t t o destro y on e o f th e las t natura l portion s o f th e islan d wa s blocke d no t onl y b y th e DER , th e Corp s o f Engineers , th e bir d watchers , Solares Hill, an d Commissioner s Shiple y an d Sch loesser , bu t als o b y a larg e numbe r o f citizen s o f Ke y West , wh o insiste d o n bein g hear d an d heeded . USUALLY , whe n mone y talks , a s i t obviousl y di d i n thi s case , it s voic e i s loude r tha n reason . Thi s time , how ever , th e voice s o f th e peopl e o f Ke y Wes t ran g ou t abov e th e jingl e o f th e cas h register . \ Th e sal t pond s ar e no t "saved " b y an y means . On e attac k wa s repelled , bu t ther e wil l b e others , an d th e peopl e wh o car e abou t Ke y Wes t wil l nee d t o figh t agai n an d agai n t o kee p thei r islan d saf e fro m ruinou s over-development . R.M . T o th e Editor : I N A CAREFULL Y manage d new s confer enc e a t Stoc k Islan d o n Jul y 15 , Count y Administrato r Willia m Robert s depicte d himsel f a s a victi m o f attacks. , politica l l y motivated , b y Commissioners " Jerom e Shiple y an d Do n Schloesser . Glosse d ove r wer e suc h subject s a s a medica l histor y whic h le d t o hi s evasio n o f a medica l questio n o n a n officia l document , an d th e insubordinatio n involve d i n hi s publicl y Summe r Hour s 129 Cfose d Sunda y RESTAURAN T AN D LOUNG E 5R N COOKE D T O ORDER : Nativ e Se a Foo d • Prim e Rib s ENTERTAINMENT : Turtl e Steak s Sinq-Aion g Ba r wit h Liv e Jaz z 143 5 SmONTO N ST . 294-916 S attackin g th e motive s o f tw o electe d of ficial s wh o hav e questione d hi s suitabil it y fo r th e pos t h e holds . They , no t he , ar e accountabl e t o th e electorate , an d a s representative s chose n b y th e voter s the y hav e ever y right , an d indee d th e responsi bility , o f determinin g an y an d al l quali fication s o f a n appointe d official . OBSCURE D B Y hi s persona l attac k al legation s is,th e fac t th e Administrato r i s under-qualifie d fo r th e jo b h e wa s given . Anyon e i n ou r countr y wh o desire s t o prepar e himsel f fo r a n occupatio n suc h a s Count y Administrator , whic h re quire s educationa l an d experienc e quali fications , firs t arm s himsel f wit h th e necessar y qualifications. , an d the n seek s employmen t i n hi s chose n fiel d b y offer in g credential s whic h sho w h e i s full y qualified . Monro e Count y ha s don e th e reverse ; th e under-qualifie d applican t wa s firs t give n th e job , an d a t a salar y o f thirt y thousan d dollar s a yea r plu s fring e benefits , h e wil l tr y t o lear n a s h e goes . Evidently , t o mak e sur e h e wil l hav e a n ampl e chanc e t o learn , h e wa s awarde d a four'year , no-cu t contrac t throug h th e vote s o f Commissioner s Purieg to n Howanitz , Richar d Kerr , an d Jerr y Hernandez . TH E ADMINISTRATO R freel y admit s h e owe s hi s jo b t o th e vote s o f Howanitz , Ker r an d Hernandez . B y controllin g th e Commissio n throug h thei r 3 t o 2 majorit y vote , the y woul d no t allo w educationa l o r experienc e qualification s t o b e writte n int o th e jo b prerequisite s fo r th e pos t o f Count y Administrator . Th e thre e Com missioner s als o adopte d a n enablin g Or dinanc e whic h list s al l th e responsibilit y an d authorit y whic h ma y b e awarde d a Count y Administrato r a s describe d i n Chapte r 125 * o f th e Florid a Statutes , bu t th e Ordinanc e doe s no t limi t hi s author it y o r mak e hi m sufficientl y accountabl e t o th e fiv e Commissioners . Onc e Robert s wa s appointed , th e thre e Commissioner s joine d onc e agai n i n votin g t o den y a lega l question , forwarde d fro m the'Count y Commissio n t o th e Attorne y General , t o determin e th e legalit y o f awardin g a contrac t a s lon g a s fou r year s fo r th e Count y Administrator . A N OBJECTIV E VIE W o f th e whol e se quenc e o f event s lead s t o th e conclusio n tha t th e Administrator' s pos t wa s molde d t o sui t on e particula r appointee , pre viousl y decide d upon , b y th e thTe e Count y Commissioners . Thei r tamperin g wit h th e appointiv e proces s a par t o f th e sys te m o f check s an d balance s canno t b e explaine d away , an d revive s a n ancien t kin d o f politic s Monro e Countian s ha d hope d wa s pas t history . Th e revival , combine d wit h ne w probabilities , ha s eve n mor e seriou s implications . Politica l powe r an d patronag e i n Monro e Count y governmen t ha s alway s bee n roote d i n tw o mai n areas : 1 ) Wh o ha s contro l o f th e powe r t o hir e an d fire ? 2 ) Wh o ha s th e clou t t o contro l th e politic s o f "wh o get s what " i n zonin g an d lan d us e deci sions ? Th e thre e Commissioner s ca n ver y wel l contro l th e "wh o get s what " i n zon *Florida Statute 125.74, part of the County Administration Law of 1974, describes the powers and duties of the County Administrator:, which include:' carry out the directives and 'policies of the Commission, provide an annual report, provide the Commissioners with information and advice, prepare a budget, establish procedures for County departments, supervise the care and custody of County property, act as personnel director, negotiate leases and contractsj perform other duties required by the Commission. DUL 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 o f Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes , Co m 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 $1.5 9 Wit h Cot e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Rol i 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 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Roll , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc e DININ G ROOM. — TAKEOU T SERVIC E EAT IN Chicken , UNLIMITE D T4K E OUT Tamiiy Ifestaurants, 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 Ph . 294-220 4 ANSA-RIT E Telephone — Answering Service W E ANSWE R YOU R PHON E WIT H A VOIC E THA T CARE S .. . COURTEOUSL Y AN D INTELLIGENTL Y W E TAK E MESSAGES , ORDERS , SERVIC E CALLS , AN D GIV E CALLER S AN Y INFORMATIO N YO U WISH . AN D CAR E A LOT ! BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N & WOMI N HAV E RELIE D O N OU R SERVK i FO R YEARS . US E YOU R PHON E NO . O R OUR S "Accredite d b y th e Nationa l Associatio n o f Telephon e Answerin g Services " • WAK E U P SERVIC E • CLASSIFIE D AD S • 2 4 HOU R SERVIC E • PAR T TIM E SERVIC E • TYPIM G * COURTEOU S . . . * PROFESSIONA L * PROMP T * COMMERCIA L * EFFICIEN T * RESIDENTIA L * EXPERIENCE D * OCCASIONA L * VACATIO N LATES T & MOS T MODER N EQUIPMENT , , NO T A RECORDING . PERSONA L SERVIC E T O SUI T YOU R INDIVIDUA L NEED S "Wher e Al l Call s Ar e CONFIDENTIAL " FO R COMPim DETAILS ABOUT 0t« MAHY SiKVKiS CAll #294-104 4 KE Y WES T espano l Spanis h spoke n 872-291 5 MARATHO N GROCER Y STOR E L J

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1 2 1 3 CAS H REGISTE R SYSTEM S FO R MOTEL S • RESTAURANT S BAR S •MARINAS * OTHER S W E SEL L GUES T CHECK S VOLPIA N 110 0 TRUMA N AVENU E [305]296-569 8 e&vnetf white f Virginia . -SllSQf.m, *«©«. — saf* . oa f Harr y Musfb s « f flic •ffi«» m to key wes t l l lst*eefts-a! f size s EXPRESS O CAF E Breakfas t fro m 6:0 0 A.M . Cuba n an d America n foo d an d coffe e Ver y reasonabl e price s 703V 2 Duva l Stree t 294-904 3 Th e Oktas t Utarap y Know n t o M m NO W AVAILABL E A T OL D ISLAN D MASSAG E AN D THERAP Y CLINI C offerin g * Therapeuti c Massag e * Colo n irrigatio n Therap y * Stea m Bat h * Whirlpoo l Bat h * Paraffi n Bat h 1 Appointment s Schedule d alternatel y t o accommodat e bot h me n an d wome n Evenin g & weeken d Af»p . Availabl e GI L ADAM S MA T 294-444 4 322 5 Fiagle r (Rear ) Acros s from Flogle r Pos t Offic e in g by . thei r majorit y vote s o n th e Com mission . Th e Administrato r ha s nearl y unlimite d authorit y t o hir e an d fire . The n actin g i n concert , th e thre e Com missioner s an d th e Administrato r hav e withi n thei r grasp s th e abilit y t o con tro l i t all , an d muc h o f wha t ca n happe n wil l b e ou t o f th e publi c vie w an d ou t o f th e reac h o f th e Sunshin e Statutes . TH E DEVIC E o f creatin g a n appointiv e pos t i n loca l government , an d givin g th e appointe e suc h autonom y tha t h e i s no t accountabl e t o th e peopl e o r thei r elect e d representatives , i s not norma l govern menta l procedure . Th e manipulatio n o f th e democrati c proces s whic h ha s take n plac e i n Monro e Count y government , visi bl e t o thos e wh o dar e look , shoul d rin g alar m bell s i n th e mind s o f th e public . Ou r representativ e democrac y i s grounde d i n th e principl e tha t al l powe r i s veste d in , an d consequentl y derive d fro m th e people ; tha t publi c official s ar e trustee s an d servant s o f th e peopl e an d a t al l time' s responsibl e t o th e people ; tha t ther e b e safeguard s an d guarantee s agains t maladministration . Wha t ha s come-t o pas s i n Monro e Count y i s a metho d o f bypassin g th e basi c principl e o f representativ e democrati c government . An y retrea t fro m suc h basi c principl e shoul d neve r b e acceptable.t o th e people . I t canno t be , i f th e peopl e ar e t o contro l thei r govern men t officials , instea d o f th e governmen t official' s controllin g them . b y Willia m L . Keefe r ED. NOTE/ We are pretty much in agreement with William Reefer's letter. All of this curren-tunpleasantness could have been avoided if Commissioners Jerry Hernandez, Richard Kerr, and Purie Howanitz had not forced the selection of Bill Roberts on the people of Monroe County. There were qualifie d men seeking this 30b; they -never had a chance against this stacked deck. The awarding of a four year contract to an unproven and inexperienced County Administrator is an arrogant gesture. Refusing to allow the Attorney General to rule on the legality of this f OUT jyea r contract adds -to the power grab. Then, to round things out* when the news broke about Roberts ' past problems,, these same three commissioners tried to accuse Commissioners Jerry Shipley and Don Schloea-3 ser of initiating a smear .campaign against^ Roberts. According to Shipley and Schloesser, the first they heard of Roberts'^ problems was from the Marathon reporter who dug up the information. THE IMMEDIATE ISSUE is not the fact that Roberts was committed to ~a mental institution 20 years ago but that he concealed this information on his resume and insurance application. However* the overriding issue has been lost in the smokescreen sent up by the three local commissioners . And that issue is that Roberts never had the. qualifications for the job and was selected for political reasons over qualified applicants. (W.H.) BIOLOGIST S fro m th e Marin e Researc h Laborator y o f th e Florid a Departmen t o f Natura l Resource s hav e trappe d an d tagge d lobster s o f al l size s wit h a yello w spag hett i ta g inserte d betwee n th e carapac e (head ) an d tail . Th e tag s bea r th e word s "PDN R LOBSTE R RESEARCH " an d a five-digi t number . Diver s wh o fin d tagge d lobsters , includin g short s (sub-lega l size ) an d egg-bearin g females , shoul d leav e th e tag s i n plac e o n th e lobster s an d con tac t th e FDN R statio n i n Maratho n a t 1140 0 Oversea s Highwa y o r cal l th e toll fre e numbe r 1-800-432-2873 . CHANGE S designe r appare l PALM S & PELICAN S b y France s Signorell i O , YO U KNO W ho w i t is , th e firs t yea r i n a ne w town . A perso n come s un bolted . I woul d pac k of f thre e o f th e child re n — on e t o Reynold s School , on e t o tha t Whit e Stree t junio r hig h schoo l an d on e t o Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l — an d hea d fo r th e cryin g benc h o n Monro e Count y Beach . A coupl e o f ga y fellow s wh o hun g ou t at th e beac h toilet s use d t o ey e m e kindl y an d sadly . Tw o Cuba n girl s woul d mov e awa y fro m m e o n dow n th e beac h fig uring * from , m y tremblin g lip s tha t I wa s tunin g u p fo r a coronar y o r se t fo r a fit. , an d the y wante d t o finis h eatin g thei r mollete . I hadn ' t a s ye t learne d t o dres s funk y i n a smart , time-honore d islan d way , an d I .minced . ..along;,..m y tilt y hig h heels ' cuttin g littl e tunnel s i n th e sand . Th e littlest so n alway s attende d m e abou t 3 5 yard s back , lurkin g there , peep in g fro m behin d a Monro e Count y wor k truck . H e wa s a ki d wh o talke d non-stop , consolingly , t o himself . 0 , TH E STREA M o f scalding , sal t tear s receive d b y tha t concret e bench , whic h bor e th e inscription , "Courtes y Berni e C . Papy. " A wonde r it.' s no t buckled , but i t stil l hold s fort h fo r th e homesic k an d th e weary , becaus e I fondl y ra n m y han d ove r i t whe n I reconnoitere d th e beac h yesterday . Th e littles t ki d is . circlin g me , draggin g a stick , ove r th e ground . " I do n lik e i t here . I lik e Grand ma's , hous e i n Texas . I wan t m y armadill o back . A fello w ought not t o hav e t o com e here. I wan t Grandma' s littl e cak e an d I woul d fee d i t t o m y arma'dillo. " Thi s wa s befor e thi s ki d .smoke d pot ; thi s reall y wa s th e wa y h e talked , no t addressin g anybod y directl y or , maybe , som e wonderful , understandin g diety.wh o T,r« a o f Travotta ? Bu»it.« ! Be e g* S 1 S-trob e l i * a 8+a-t c of Draine d an d t>u\is \ drtoi l ? ftaoYMttd h\\ attack s of watche s ove r a n abandone d armadill o hidin g behin d a tumbl e wee d waitin g t o cros s a West Texa s Far m t o Market road . O , W E TW O provide d a sight . W e woul d onl y paus e i n ou r lamentation s t o le t th e Conc h Trai n pass , an d se t righ t bac k t o it . Yo u see , I tal k t o myself , too . I t run s i n m y sid e o f th e family , o n th e materna l branch . M y husban d cam e t o fetc h m e fro m m y mother' s far m hous e on e afternoo n an d h e testifie d tha t i t sound e d lik e a larg e gatherin g o f persons ' whe n h e strolle d up . I wa s a t a dressin g tabl e conversin g avidl y wit h m y reflec tion , hand s gesturing . Mothe r carrie d fort h a scoldin g conversatio n wit h her sel f whil e sh e folde d quilt s int o a Hop e Chest . M y daughter , alone , wa s conduct in g a n imaginar y exchang e wit h a littl e bo y frien d o n th e bac k porch . An d m y Numbe r On e Bo y wa s makin g a n airplan e mode l a t th e dinin g table , talkin g rea sonably , persuasivel y t o himself . THA T FIRS T Ke y Wes t year , ou r angs t a t th e beac h neve r improve d muc h whe n w e picke d ourselve s u p an d walke d home , wher e Adeline , th e maid , wa s ironing . I n thos e days , 1 7 year s ago , bi g hous e owner s an d bi g famil y raiser s sometime s ha d maids , an d w e calle d the m maids . Now , seldo m does,anyon e refe r t o a "maid " (muc h les s b e abl e t o affor d one) , ex cep t perhap s a reall y ol d o r pass e lady . Angelin e hear d spook s whe n lef t alone . "Tha t woma n tha t ma n shu t i n tha t closet' s bee n tapping. " ; Th e littles t ki d an d I woul d scre w ou r neck s around , lookin g u p a t th e plumbin g pipe , running,lik e a jungl e growt h dow n th e sid e o f th e old , gre y hous e o n th e ocea n rocks . Th e ma d tap aontinued on page 27 I s -Uri C V*JV\&\' S aili n aneiaM>orhoo d ba r o n Mart^art t a X Sou-tharii , -f«a%urih o W o n draught , moorT d W darts , bwnpt r f oo l an 4 a tool, _ env i Tin e Hand-Grafte d * SilVer * £ & Gol d 210B G DuvalSt, " Scf a onl y Q/Q I chai r onl y $50 . Y/O.» $30 . 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 fiTS t fo r a fre e estimat e o n furnitur e reupfaolstery . EXTR A 10 % DISCOUN T WIT H THI S ADVERTISEMEN T BANKAMERICAR D MASTERCHARG E 1SSI0 M UPHOLSTER Y US' ' INTERIOR S HOURS-Tues-Sat-9:30-5:0 0 296-345 3 Al l vessel s compl y £^ r wit h U.S . Coas t Guardji K safet y regulation s " SAILING , SNORKEUNG , REE F TRlPS[S p Moonligh t Sails , Sunse t Sail s —= — Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P.O . Bo x 1153 , Ke y West . Florid a 33SM 0 294-213 1

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1 4 WH O I S ROBER T WVTSON ? writte n an d illustrate d b y Malcol m Ros s k'-eet the Amer At i in t vive retr HE FOLLOWING' is the final portion iou.rn.al of .Robert Wat sen of Key , which details his experiences in service of the Confederate States of ica and spans the period from Septem1361 io Avrit 1SSS. Unison's initial enlistment was in Coast Guard, but after a few months ervice in this branch of the military s ordered transfered zo an infantry ner.t 2nd sent to the Tennessee front. ke front he soon finds himself a pawn he battle of Chicamauga, or.e of the severe confrontations between the h and South. Miraculously, he surthis battle unscathed but goes into at into Georgia with the rest of the derate forces: THE LIFE of a footsoldier is fraught •jith hardship and near starvation, but, as a result of communications with Senatar Stephen Mallory of Key West, Watson and his friend from Key West, Alfred Lowe, are granted transfers to the Confederate Navy. The transfer takes the men to Savannah, where they take up duties on a ship, the C.S. Ram Savannah, which is located in the Savannah River near the aity. Life in the Navy ie a vast improvement over the men's experiences in the infantry, but Union General William Tesurnseh Skernan is determined to prove the veracity of his statement that "War is all hell," and the men's Navy idyll is shortlived. Sherman begins his devastating "March to the Sea," leaving Georgia in flames and making his name synonymous with war at its most horrible, and thereby creating a. memory which will remain bitter in the hearts of southerners for generations to come. Sherman stated, "If the people (of Georgia) raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war and not popularityseeking ." As the March to the Sea nears • its completion, the Union forces get closer and closer, and the aity of Savannah acmes under siege in December of 1864. The city falls to Union forces four days before Christmas, and Watson and his shipmates are forced to blow up the ship "Savannah." THE FATTER,'] of retreat which seems to pervade all of Watson's military career repeats itself again. The end of the war is rtou only months away as Watson and the other men. from the ship move into South Carolina through Charleston, and eventually end up at Wilmington, North Carolina, •Jkere they are assigned to an installation (Battery Buahaian) ir. the vicinity of Sort Fisher. WATSON'S DIAR'i continues from Fort DECEMBE R 31 , 1864 : Col d an d clear . Thi s plac e i s calle d Confederat e Point . I t i s a low , sand y place , wate r brackish , san d blowin g ove r everythin g Th e wate r is_ver y shoa l abou t thi s plac e an d every thin g tha t i s brough t her e w e hav e t o wad e ou t t o th e boat s an d carr y i t o n shore , I wen t ove r t o For t Fishe r i n tee afternoon . Th e me n i n th e for t al l bus y repairin g an d strengthenin g th e worjes . Th e groun d wa s covere d with'shel l o r ali . sizes , man y o f the m unexploded . o n Cn-nstna s da y tn e Yanke e flee t thre w acoii t 30,00 0 shel l a t th e fort . The y burn t al l th e quarter s bu t di d no t injur e tn e work s much . 2 gun s burste d (sic ) an d severa l wer e 'discounted . Ou r los s small , sor t Fishe r i s a larg e an d stron g work..,.We'hav e t o slee p o n th e floo r an d ar e s o crowde d tha t w e ca n scarcel y fin d ros e to . lie . Qu r foo d i s badl y cooked , consequentl y hav e no t enoug h t o eat. ' . *n e teread. i s mad e withou t sal t o r yeas t f;* S *L a s Rf a "'i\a s stone , th e beef " boiled , ani * %ne ^ co s Se e i s 'slops . tfcx s da y on e y$a r ag o I wa s a t Dai ton , Georgi a an d fel t confiden t tha t th e wa r woul d b e ove r an d I b e a t hom e today , bu t ala s a m sadl y disappointe d an d Go d onl y know s whe n thi s crue l an d unnatura l wa r wil l end . I a m afrai d tha t i t wil l no t en d durin g Lincoln' s administration . Thi s end s th e yea r 186 4 an d I pra y t o Almight y Go d tha t I ma y b e hom e a t thi s tim e nex t year . Many of those involved in the war sense that the Southern cause is lost and that it is only a matter of time before it will be all over for the South. Less than six months actually remain to the war as the year 1865 begins with poor food, sagging morale and a rash of desertions . JANUAR Y 1 , 1865 : Ne w Year' s Day . Ver y col d an d o n guard , 1 iro n cla d bis cui t an d a cu p o f wea k coffe e fo r break fas t an d 1 iro n cla d biscui t an d a smal l piec e o f boile d bee f fo r dinne r an d 1 biscui t an d a cu p o f slop s fo r supper . Prett y roug h far e fo r Ne w Year' s Day . Austi n William s an d 5 marine s too k a boa t an d wen t t o th e Yankee s durin g th e night . Som e o f the m wer e o n guar d whe n the y deserted . A s soo n a s the y wer e misse d th e lon g rol l wa s bea t an d th e rol l calle d t o fin d ou t wh o wer e missing . William s wa s on e o f Savannah' s cre w (se e above) . The y go t of f clear . JANUAR Y 3 : I aske d Lieut . Arledg e t o allo w th e Savannah' s cre w t o mes s to gethe r a s i t wa s ver y unpleasan t fo r u s t o mes s wit h a lo t o f "ta r heels." * H e consente d an d I wen t t o wor k an d mad e a mes s chest . I n th e afternoo n too k a lo t o f bee f an d vegetable s o n shor e an d carrie d the m u p t o th e bom b proo f an d haule d u p th e boat... . JANUAR Y 4 : Wen t t o wor k o n officer s qrs . Th e tool s consis t o f 2 ol d broke n saws , a hatche t an d 2 hammers . .. . Watson continues to apply his carpenter's skills to the' officers quarters, but the respite from war is soon to end. JANUAR Y 13 : ...Rol l cal l a t 4 a.m . an d ammunitio n give n ou t fo r smal l arms . A t sunris e th e enem y opene d fir e o n Fort . Fisher . A t 1 2 H (noon ) w e wer e ordere d t o For t Fishe r t o reenforc e it . Doubl e quicke d u p t o th e fort , th e shel l burst in g aroun d u s i n larg e number s bu t di d u s n o damage . W e manne d thre e gun s an d commence d firin g a t 1 p.m . an d continue d til l dar k whe n bot h partie s cease d fire . Th e Yankee s ha d bee n firin g o n th e for t al l da y wit h 3 monitor s an d th e iro n side s bu t a t 4 p.m . the y brough t th e whol e flee t t o bea r an d kep t u p a ter rifi c fir e unti l dark . Fortunatel y non e o f ou r me n wer e hur t excep t Lieut . Hud gin s wh o wa s slightl y wounde d i n th e mout h wit h a fragmen t o f shel l an d sever, a l o f u s wer e knocke d dow n wit h san d bags . W e wer e al l nearl y burie d i n san d severa l times . Thi s wa s cause d b y shel l *fiatives of North Carolina, the Tarheel State, so named from the pitch-blackened heels of its residents, who reputedly ran barefoot among its pine forests. burstin g i n the . sand . Wheneve r on e woul d strik e nea r us . i n th e san d i t woul d thro w th e san d ove r u s b y th e car t load . Al l quie t throug h th e nigh t an d ver y cold . Go t n o slee p fo r w e wer e o n th e lookou t fo r a n infantr y attack . Fire d ou r gun s ever y 1 5 minute s alon g th e beac h wit h cannister . Ver y dark . JANUAR Y 14 : A t dayligh t w e fel l i n an d marche d bac k t o Batter y Buchanan . Marche d i n quic k tim e an d go t a drin k o f whiske y o n arrival , go t breakfas t an d turne d i n an d jus t a s I fel l aslee p w e wer e ordere d t o fal l i n an d g o bac k t o For t Fisher . Th e Yankee s sa w u s fo r the y shelle d u s furiousl y al l th e wa y bu t di d u s n o injury . W e go t throug h saf e an d manne d th e sam e gun s w e ha d yesterday . I wa s a t a 64/1 0 in . Brook e rifl e an d mad e som e excellen t shots . W e cease d firin g a t dar k bu t th e enem y kep t u p a sever e fir e al l night . The y seeme d t o direc t thei r whol e fir e a t ou r 3 gun s fo r w e wer e th e onl y one s tha t di d the m an y injury . Ou r sho t an d shel l woul d strik e th e monitor s an d iro n side s an d brea k i n piece s an d o f cours e di d the m n o injur y bu t th e woode d vessel s di d no t far e s o wel l fo r severa l o f the m ha d t o hau l off . Thei r shel l burste d (sic ) amon g u s ver y ofte n bu t fortunatel y non e o f u s wer e injured . Afte r dar k a compan y o f soldier s cam e i n ou r gu n chamber s an d ha d no t bee n ther e 1 5 minute s befor e tw o o f the m wer e wounded , on e mortally . W e al l suffere d ver y muc h wit h col d an d wan t o f sleep . Skirmishin g o n ou r lef t betwee n ou r picket s an d th e Yanke e pickets . The y ar e reporte d t o b e i n larg e forc e u p th e beac h o n ou r left . Ou r picket s drov e their s back . JANUAR Y 15 : A t dayligh t w e wen t bac k t o Batter y Buchanan , too k a drink , go t breakfas t an d turne d in , th e Yanke e flee t keepin g u p a heav y bombardmen t al l th e tim e an d man y o f thei r shell s explod in g nea r ou r qrs . On e ma n ha d a le g cu t of f an d th e othe r broken , h e wa s aslee p i n th e guar d ten t a t th e time . A t 1 1 a.m . turne d ou t an d go t dinne r an d al l hand s wer e ordere d t o pac k u p and g o t o th e batter y fo r th e flee t ha d move d t o th e righ t an d nea r us . Th e shellin g wa s ter rific . A t 2h p.m . th e Yanke e infantr y advance d o n For t Fishe r an d wer e repulse d thre e time s bu t o n th e 4t h charg e the y gaine d a footin g o n th e lef t o f th e works . Unfortunatel y al l th e gun s o n th e lef t wer e disabled , i f thi s had no t bee n th e cas e the y neve r woul d hav e gaine d a foot ing , bu t ou r me n fough t the m bravel y un ti l afte r dar k wit h musketr y an d conteste d ever y inc h o f ground . Th e slaughte r wa s great . A s soo n a s w e sa w tha t th e enem y ha d gaine d a footin g an d plante d thei r hatefu l fla g o n th e lef t o f th e work s w e kne w tha t th e for t wa s los t an d Cap tai n Chapma n ha d al l hand s mustered , th e rol l called , an d h e the n informe d u s tha t th e for t wa s los t an d tha t i t wa s use • les s fo r hi m t o kee p u s ther e t o b e take n prisoner s o r slaughtered , tha t w e coul d figh t th e batter y fo r som e tim e an d prob abl y d o th e enem y som e damage , bu t tha t w e coul d no t hol d i t fo r an y lengt h o f time . H e the n ordere d u s i n th e boat s an d w e ha d t o wad e ou t t o the m u p t o ou r waist s i n wate r t o ge t int o the m an d Dus t a s w e starte d h e ordere d u s t o awai t fo r orders . Ou r batter y the n opene d fir e o n th e lef t o f For t Fishe r wit h on e 1 1 inc h an d on e 1 0 inc h gun , th e othe r tw o i $mu> m fa * rn s wim y rM &G.TI%M gun s woul d no t bear . Continue d shellin g unti l 8 p.m . A t 1 0 p.m . w e wer e ordere d t o g o acros s th e rive r t o Batter y -Lamb . W e wer e ver y gla d t o leav e fo r w e wer e nearl y froze n a s ou r clothe s wer e we t an d i t wa s a ver y col d night . Th e shel l wer e burstin g ver y nea r u s al l th e time . Stoppe d a t Batter y Lamb ' h hou r an d start e d fo r Wilmington . I an d severa l o f m y shipmate s marche d abou t fou r miles , halt ed , buil t a fir e an d turne d i n afte r dry in g ou r clothing . Slep t well . Lieut . Hudgin s wa s capture d whil e tryin g t o ge t int o th e boat . Th e Yankee s thre w u p thousand s o f rocket s whe n the y gaine d entir e possessio n o f For t Fisher . . Th e sigh t wa s magnificent . JANUAR Y 16 : Turne d ou t a t dayligh t an d marche d til l 3h p.m . whe n thre e o f u s stoppe d a t a hous e an d go t som e cor n brea d an d mea t fo r th e smal l su m o f $30.0 0 fro m a negro . W e wer e ver y hungr y fo r w e lef t th e batter y wit h nothin g t o eat . Thi s wa s th e faul t o f th e officer s wh o I a m sorr y t o sa y wer e al l intoxicated . Ther e wa s a larg e quantit y o f provision s i n th e for t whic h fel l int o th e hand s o f th e enemy . Afte r eatin g th e cor n dodge r an d mea t w e proceede d a littl e farthe r an d campe d fo r th e night . W e go t som e ric e an d baco n fro m a negr o an d gav e him a pai r o f pant s i n exchange , cooke d an d ea t i t an d turne d in . Ver y col d al l night . JANUAR Y 17 : Starte d a t dayligh t an d arrive d a t Wilmingto n a t 1 1 a.m . ver y tire d an d sore , dre w a pai r o f shoe s an d wen t t o th e nav y yar d an d wer e ordere d t o hol d ourselve s i n readines s t o leav e fo r a batter y somewher e o n th e river . ...Go t bu t littl e slee p fo r a lo t o f th e me n . cam e i n drun k an d kep t u p a nois e al l nigh t an d th e plac e i s overru n wit h lice . . The y wer e runnin g ove r an d bitin g m e al l night . I shoul d no t sa y lic e fo r i t i s vulgar , th e prope r nam e fo r the m i s "soldie r bugs. " Watson and the other men move up river to Fort Campbell and prepare to defend this fortification. Cannonading continues fox 1 several days in-the .vicinity of Wilmington, but nerves are on edge, and the men expect an attack, at any instant. One false alarm follows another. JANUAR Y 23 : ...Rainin g al l night . Th e sentine l o n pos t fire d hi s gu n an d th e guar d turne d out , fak e alarm . Th e foo l hear d a coo n an d thought ' i t wa s a ma n crawlin g u p t o him . H e wa s ver y muc h frightened , h e i s a N.C . (Nort h Carolina ) conscript . • . The officers misbehave and Watson contemplates desertion, JANUAR Y 27 : ...Officer s al l drun k an d drillin g u s fo r thei r amusement . I f thes e thing s continu e muc h longe r I shal l certainl y deser t an d g o t o som e othe r command , fo r I a m heartil y sic k o f it . The officers continue to misbehave.' JANUARY . 29 : Officer s fiddling / dancing , an d drinkin g whiske y al l da y an d nearl y al l night . Shamefu l conduc t fo r officers , th e whiske y i s sen t fo r the me n bu t the y drin k 9/1 0 o f i t themselves . Th e me n ar e allowe d 1 gil l pe r da y an d the y only.giv e hal f a gil l t o th e guard , th e balanc e o f th e me n ge t none . FEBRUAR Y 8 : ...Th e officer s ar e in toxicate d al l th e tim e an d pu t o n mor e air s tha n a commodor e would . The wait for the enemy cfttack is not without its amusing moments. FEBRUAR Y 13 : . ...A t 1 a.m . whil e I wa s o n pos t I hear d somethin g comin g throug h th e wood s an d whe n i t cam e i n sigh t i t looke d lik e tw o men . I haile d thre e time s an d wa s abou t t o fir e m y gu n whe n I discovere d tha t i t wa s a mule . • Th e officer.-of ' th e guar d cam e runnin g to , fin d ou t wha t I wa s hailin g and'i n cross in g th e ditc h th e plan k brok e an d h e fel l in . Thi s amuse d m e fo r th e balanc e o f m y watch . The enemy moves closer and some confrontation is imminent. FEBRUAR Y 17 : ...A t 9 p.m . jus t a s I fel l aslee p th e alar m wa s give n tha t th e Yankee s wer e landin g belo w us. Al l hand s wen t t o qrs . an d 2 7 o f u s wen t ou t a s pickets , remaine d ther e unti l 1 1 p.m . whe n w e wer e relieve d b y som e soldier s an d w e wen t t o bed . Ou r officer s di d no t kno w a s muc h abou t postin g u s a s a lo t o f ol d women , w e wer e scattere d al l abou t i n th e wood s an d ha d th e Yankee s attacke d u s w e woul d hav e sho t ou r ow n men . Al l quie t th e balanc e o f th e night . FEBRUAR Y 18 : ...Th e enem y stil l shellin g For t Anderson , the y hav e bee n a t i t fo r severa l days . FEBRUAR Y 19 : ...I n th e afternoo n . abou t 4 0 Yanke e launche s cam e u p th e river . Onl y on e o f ou r guns , a 3 0 pdr . Parrot , woul d bea r o n the m an d soo n drov e the m back . I thin k the y wer e soundin g th e channe l an d draggin g fo r torpedoes . FEBRUAR Y ?.Q : A t 1 0 a.m . 9 Yanke e gunboat s cam e u p th e rive r an d a t 3 p.m . the y opene d fir e o n us . Ou r Parro t gu n opene d o n the m i n retur n i t bein g th e onl y gu n tha t woul d bea r o n them. • Th e thir d shel l th e Yankee s thre w cam e ver y nea r killin g 'm e an d severa l more . For tunatel y w e ha d pu t u p a lo t o f san d bag s i n th e mornin g whic h save d u s bu t w e wer e burie d i n sand . Severa l shel l explode d nea r ou r gu n an d on e struc k th e platfor m an d tor e i t al l t o pieces . Cease d fir e a t dar k an d w e worke d nearl y al l nigh t repairin g damage s wit h san d bags . Ver y cold . , FEBRUAR Y 21 : Al l hand s a t "wor k strengthenin g th e for t wit h san d bags . A t 4 p.m . th e Yankee s cam e i n lin e an d opene d o n u s an d continue d til l dark . The y shelle d u s ver y heavil y bu t di d u s bu t littl e injury. . Ou r 8 in . shel l gu n wa s dismounte d an d whil e tryin g t o moun t i t th e gunne r wa s badl y hur t b y th e gu n fallin g o n him . The ultimate confrontation fails to . materialize. FEBRUAR Y 22 : A t 1 a^m . a n office r cam e aroun d an d turne d u s ou t an d ordere d u s t o pac k u p an d tak e everythin g tha t w e wishe d t o carr y wit h u s an d no t t o mak e an y noise . W e di d s o an d .. . the n marche d quietl y of f t o a hollo w abou t 40 0 yds . from'th e batter y an d waite d ther e abou t 1 hour . I t wa s bitte r col d an d I though t tha t m y fee t woul d freeze . Starte d an d marche d throug h th e cit y o f Wilmington , no t a wor d spoke n fo r th e Yankee s wer e ver y clos e t o us , i n fac t w e afterward s foun d ou t tha t the y wer e i n th e cit y whe n we . passe d through , bu t w e wen t throug h th e bac k par t o f th e cit y an d the y wer e i n th e front.. . The men receive orders to proceed by train to Goldsborough, then Greensboro .and finally Richmond, Virginia. Watson is apparently assigned to a battery in tyrewry 's Bluff, and the remainder of the diary details the daily routine at the battery. This portion of the diary ends on—March 1.6th, 1865. About two weeks aremissing as another portion of the diary picks up again on April 5th, 1865. Thzs ' was the time of.General Grant's massive assault on Richmond. In this, the last . • major battle of the war, Richmond fell .^ .to Grant's forces on April 3, 1865. Th'e diary continues two days later, and Watson is again on the road and again in retreat. • APRI L 5 , 1865 : Starte d a t dayligh t an d marche d al l da y an d night I wa s s o tire d tha t I coul d scarcel y walk . APRI L 6 : A t 2 a.m . I wa s take n wit h a chil l an d stoppe d nea r th e road . Alf . 1 5 Low e stoppe d wit h me . Turne d ou t a t day ligh t wit h a sever e feve r an d headache , blanket s we t fo r i t ha d bee n rainin g o n u s al l night . Marche d o n tryin g t o com e u p wit h ou r comman d bu t coul d not . A t 1 2 M heav y firin g commence d ahea d o f u s an d w e foun d ourselve s cu t of f s o w e struc k throug h th e wood s an d marche d al l da y i n hope s o f flankin g th e Yankee s an d gettin g t o ou r command . Crosse d th e Ap ~ pomatto x Rive r a t 5 p.m . o n tree s tha t som e o f ou r me n had felle d accross t (sic ) th e rive r fo r ther e wa s n o bridge . Stoppe d a t a n ol d tobacc o hous e al l night . APRI L 7 : Starte d a t dayligh t an d marche d al l day . Gav e a pai r o f shoe s t o a negr o fo r a s muc h cor n brea d a s w e coul d ea t fo r w e wer e starving . Starte d agai n an d marche d til l nigh t whe n w e stopp e a t a hous e an d go t a littl e cor n brea d an d turne d i n a t a barn . Heav y firin g ahea d o f u s al l day , cease d a t dark . Slepfo n som e stra w an d reste d well . Watson and his friend are taken prisoner. APRI L 8 : Starte d a t sunris e an d travelle d abou t thre e hour s whe n w e fel l int o th e hand s o f som e Yankee s wh o treat e d u s ver y kindly . Travelle d wit h the m unti l sunse t whe n the y turne d u s ove r t o the . P.M . (Provos t Marshal ) Remaine d i n line s wit h man y mor e prisoner s unti l abou t 8 p.m . whe n w e starte d wit h a cav alr y guar d an d marche d t o Farmville , ar rive d ther e a t midnight , campe d fo r th e night , tired , sore , an d hungr y fo r I ha d ea t bu t on e scan t mea l durin g th e day . '. APRI L 9 : Starte d a t dayligh t an d marche d unti l nearl y sunse t whe n w e ar rive d a t Burkeville , wher e w e wer e turne d ove r t o th e P.M . a t tha t place . Man y o f ou r me n ar e her e prisoner s bu t I kne w n o one . N o rations . Turne d i n bu t m y bac k ache d s o badl y tha t I coul d no t sleep . Commence d rainin g abou t 1 1 p.m. , turne d ou t an d stoo d u p wit h m y blanke t ove r m e til l morning . I though t o f m y dea r ol d hom e wit h al i it s comfort s an d m y mother , ho w i t woul d mak e he r fon d hear t blee d t o se e m e standin g i n th e rai n a prisoner , hungry , tire d an d wor n out . Bu t it s n o us e frettin g abou t suc h thing s now , to o late . Watson learns that the war has ended. APRI L 10 : Rainin g al l th e morning . Dre w som e beef , nothin g else . Cooke d i t withou t sal t fo r vi e hav e none . Grea t cheerin g i n th e Yanke e camps , a n officia l dispatc h fro m Gran t state s tha t te e ha s surrendere d hi s whol e army . I-fea r i t i s to o true... . APRI L 11 : ...Dre w a littl e bee f an d sal t N o bread , hav e ha d non e sinc e I'v e been'captured . Ou r me n ar e exchangin g tobacc o an d Confederat e mone y wit h th e Yankees , H lb . brea d fo r $1 0 an d $2 0 bill s I wa s fortunat e enoug h toda y t o ge t 6

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1 7 1 6 BOOKSHOPin g -T « r «st-sello r i s th e ne w an d uniqu e KE V WEST : TH E LAS T RESORT , whic h sol d ove r 250 0 copies i n it s firs t " a'ion . Dubbe d "th e authenti c loca l Baedecker ' F ymer i n Sofare s Hi!l. th e boo k ha s receive d * » ' i icif y includin g a Florida-wid e Miam i Hera!d arti * j i t a s " a tell-it-like-it-i s boo k tha t double s a s a t r » s an d a surviva l ki t fo r locals. " Anothe r hoo k o f v Ramon a Stewart' s Season s o f th e Heart , a « ^ t * dou-comin g ! o Ke y Wes t lookin g fo r a n e ^ ort' J picke d u p th e paperbac k copies o f Rumo r o f Wa r Treasure , you'r e missin g tw o excitin g bocks . Th e ' v • V" i chronicl e b y loca l autho r PhiiCaputo : th e sec t »j> o f Ke y West's . Me ! Fishe r an d hi s discover y o f a >i ^ r hi s battl e wit h th e state ha s bee n i n th e paper s r i) . ' » Summe r Sal e continues : w e stil l hav e hundred s o f " • r ' "dfaack s tha t hav e bee n marke d dow n a t leas t -,!•$ . -, Man y hardback s g o fro m 30 < t o $1.25 . Som e •w , t. . J . e js. s chea p a s 5 fo r $1.25 . V v * t I * received ne w • ' f Greetin g an d Mot e Cards , includin g hand K ' aid s fro m Poland . u n uards , an d coior * ' J * onery . Ne w sci-f i > «• > * . We'r e a t 53 6 Flemin g S i . on e bloc k of f smal l cracker s fc r $2.50/ai l th e mone y I ftad. Th e Yankee s won' t giv e u s an y bread , can' t imagin e th e reason , thei r me n hav e plenty . 50 0 mor e o f ou r prison er s cam e i n a t dark . APRI L 13 : ...A t 10* 5 a.m . al l hand s fel l i n an d wer e counte d off , fo r wha t purpos e I can' t tell . Al l th e troop s fro m eac h stat e fel l i n separatel y an d thei r name s take n down . I an d Al f Low e pu t our s wit h th e Fla . troops . Al l t o b e parole d ar e th e Va . an d som e N.C . troop s wer e parole d ar d starte d fo r home . I a m i n hope s t o ge t of f tomorrow.. . The men receive their paroles, proceed to City Point where they are stamped by the Provost Marshallj then go on to Point Lookout and finally to Washington, D. C. APRI L 17 : ...Wen t t o th e P.M . bu t i t wa s closed , the n wen t t o th e Soldier' s Res t an d go t supper . Thi s plac e i s crowde d wit h negr o an d whit e soldier s al l mixe d together . Ther e ar e als o man y Souther n soldiers , th e mos t o f the m de serter s wh o hav e take n th e oat h an d wait in g fo r transportation . Ther e wa s s o muc h noise,tha t I have slep t bu t littl e durin g th e night . Other events are happening -in Washington that will affect the course of history. APRI L 18 : ... I forgo t t o mentio n tha t Presiden t Lincol n an d som e o f hi s cabine t wer e assassinate d o n Saturda y night . (Watson is actually in error — it was Good Friday, April 14th!) O n ou r arriva l w e sa w al l th e house s decorate d wit h crep e an d flag s half-masted , gun s fire d ever y hal f hour , etc . I a m inform e d tha t w e canno t g o ou t o f thi s plac e bu t wil l hav e t o sta y her e unti l the y brin g u s ou r transportation . N o on e go t i t today . Lincoln' s funera l wil l com e of f tomorro w an d the n w e ma y ge t it . Everythin g a t a standstil l a t present . Nearl y ever y ma n her e ha s take n th e Oat h o f Allegianc e an d I a m afrai d tha t th e parole d me n wil l hav e som e troubl e t o ge t awa y fro m here . I don' t wan t t o tak e th e oat h bu t i f the y sen d m e t o priso n I wil l tak e i f fo r I a m satisfie d tha t th e Sout h i s gon e u p th e spou t an d i t i s o f n o us e fo r m e t o linge r fo r a lon g tim e in a priso n fo r n o purpose APRI L 19 : Th e President' s funera l too k plac e toda y an d al l busines s sus pende d fo r th e day . Minut e gun s fire d al l day . I a m i n hope s o f goin g awa y tomorro w fo r a m sic k an d tire d o f thi s place . Ca n ge t n o slee p fo r ther e ar e a lo t o f rowdie s an d penitentiar y bird s amon g u s tha t g o prowlin g aroun d a t nigh t stealin g whateve r the y ca n an d makin g suc h a nois e tha t i t i s impossibl e t o sleep . I fin d a grea t differenc e be twee n th e officer s an d soldier s her e an d thos e tha t ar e i n th e front . Th e latte r treate d u s kindl y an d never insulte d u s bu t thos e tha t hav e bee n i n citie s al l th e wa r trea t u s lik e dogs , can' t spea k civi l t o us , sa y w e ough t t o b e hanged , etc . Th e ter m Rebe l so n o f a b-tc h i s a s gentl e a nam e a s the y ca n cal l u s . Pleasan t day . APRI L 20 : Pleasan t morning . Th e hous e tha t w e ar e i n i s ful l o f lice , counte d fiv e o n m e thi s morning, , ha d non e yesterdav . I f I hav e t o remai n her e lon g wil l b e ea t up . b y the m fo r I hav e bu t th e sui t o f clothin g tha t I hav e on . Ther e ar e bu t 3 o r 4 o f u s parole d prison er s i n th e hous e I a m in , th e balanc e ar e deserter s wh o hav e take n th e Oath . Man y o f the m wen t of f yesterday . ...Go d onl y know s whe n w e wil l ge t awa y fro m thi s plac e fo r I hea r s o man y reports . Som e sa y tha t the y wil l no t allo w parole d me n t o leav e bu t kee p the m prisoner s o f war . Bu t I wil l fin d ou t tomorro w certain . Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Shop . Inc . 160 5 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 296-382 3 DAIL Y REE F TRIP S "Professional Sklrtffivin g Schoo l I » SALE S SERVIC E RENTAL S AI R &MIPIH E SiliCTfO i O F MAJO R EQUIPMEN T TIRE D o f TERRIBL E SOUNDIN G TAPE S ? THEHIFI MAGICIAN OF SWIFTS HAS A SOLUTION... Us e maxBl l recordin g tap e th e nex t tim e yo u mak e a recording . Ther e ar e man y type s o f tap e player s mad e today , s o ther e ar e man y type s o f tap e qualitie s yo u shoul d kno w about . Don' t us e a tap e to o expensiv e fo r you r player . ••—iiSijS ' Us e th e righ t maXel j tap e an d ge t ri d o f terribl e soun d toda y .. . A T SWIFT' S 42 3 DUVA L DOWNTOW N APRI L 21 : ...A t 9 a.m . wen t t o P.M . jffice , wer e put i n th e yard s i n rea r o f . h e offic e unde r guard . Remaine d ther e jnti l nea r sunse t whe n the y too k ou r lame s an d wher e w e wante d t o g o an d the n len t under , guar d t o th e Soldier' s Res t jn d put i n a buildin g wit h 120 0 negr o joldier s an d a lo t o f whit e deserter s n d bount y jumper s an d a fe w o f ou r arole d -men . Wa s ver y unwel l al l da y an d fight , sever e col d an d ligh t fever . =p t bu t littl e durin g th e night . APRI L 22 : At 9 a.m . al l th e parole d •isoner s wer e sen t t o th e P.M . unde r .ar d an d afte r remainin g ther e unti l •p.m . an d bein g humbugge d al l tha t .tim e e go t ou r parole s stampe d an d a pas s t o o t o whateve r plac e w e named , bu t n o rarisportatio n furnishe d unles s w e too k h e Oat h o f Allegiance . Man y di d s o bu t an d m y chu m woul d no t tak e i t bu t go t pas s t o g o t o Ne w York . W e wer e als o nforme d tha t i f w e wer e foun d wit h an y ,ebe l clothe s o n 4 8 hour s afte r tha t w e oul d b e arrested . Her e w e were , Al f an d amon g stranger s an d enemies , no t a cen t to"save ou r lives , n o clothe s excep t wha t f e ha d on , nothin g t o eat , an d a militar y riso n starin g u s i n th e face . Al l thi s : e coul d avoi d b y takin g th e Oath , bu t fe woul d not . W e though t o f a n ol d frien d e ha d not see n fo r 5 years , W.W . Maloney , n d afte r som e troubl e foun d hi s hous e h e wa s not at home . Hi s wif e direct e d u s t o hi s plac e o f busines s wher e w e ipun d him . H e wa s ver y muc h please d t o ie e us , loane d u s $25.00 , al l h e ha d t o ijpare , an d walke d wit h u s t o th e depot . < e go t ou r ticket s t o N . Yor k an d starte d jjnmediately . .Arrive d i n Baltimor e a t tanset, remaine d bu t a shor t tim e an d started.again . Arrive d i n Phlla . a t 1 1 |.m : , change d car s an d starte d agai n an d fU n al l night . APRI L 23 : Arrive d i n Jerse y Cit y j. t 6 a.m. , got ou t o f th e car s an d crosse d ; o N.Y . i n a ferr y boat , walke d dow n t o Fulto n Ferry , wen t int o a n eatin g hous e an d go t breakfas t fo r I wa s ver y hungry , havin g ea t nothin g al l da y yesterday . Hire d a room , ha d a wash , turne d i n an d slep t til l dinne r time , turne d out an d ea t a goo d dinner . ' Pleasan t day . Afte r suppe r turne d in . APRI L 24 : Afte r breakfas t calle d o n Hira m Benne r i n hope s o f gettin g som e mone y bu t coul d not . Calle d o n Wm . Pinck ne y an d aske d hi m fo r som e tellin g hi m ou r situatio n an d offerin g a n orde r o n m y brothe r George . H e le t u s hav e $25.0 0 eac h an d tol d u s t o fin d ou t wha t passag e t o Havan a wa s an d h e woul d le t u s hav e enoug h t o pa y ou r tickets . Starte d an d bough t som e clothe s wit h th e $25.00 . I bough t on e flanne l coa t fo r $13.00 , 1 .ha t $2 , 1 shir t $2 , 1 hdk f $1.0 0 2 p r sock , a lo t o f pape r collar s an d a neck tie . Wa s take n wit h a sever e chil l whic h laste d til l nigh t bu t went i n searc h o f th e P.M . offic e an d afte r walkin g fro m 1 2 " M t o 4 p.m . a t las t foun d th e offic e shu t u p an d wer e informe d b y th e guar d tha t i t woul d no t b e opene d til l Wed . 2 6th . Walke d bac k discourage d an d sic k fo r I ha d a violen t feve r an d headache . Wen t t o m y roo m an d turne d in . APRI L 25 : Pel t firs t rat e today . Ever y busines s hous e close d o n accoun t o f th e funera l o f th e presiden t whic h took ' plac e a t 1 2 M . Al l th e differen t lodge s an d associations , eve n th e Irish , turne d out . EPILOGU E ROBER T WATSON' S diar y end s a t thi s point , bu t apparentl y hi s frien d Alfre d Low e an d h e wer e able,t o book , passag e t o Havan a an d fro m ther e t o mak e i t th e ninet y mile s bac k t o Ke y West . Rober t Watson' s nam e appear s o n th e Ke y Wes t ta x roll s fo r th e followin g year , 1866 , wher e h e i s liste d onl y a s a mal e o f votin g ag e wit h n o property . B y th e followin g yea r STAN BECKERS CANOE^IPS 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 FUL L MOO N CANO E TOUR S Aug . 16-2 1 Reserv e Spac e Earl y $20.0 0 PE R PERSO N P.O . BO X 6 2 BI G PIN E KEY , FLORID A 3304 3 O R PHON E (305)872-2620 RE D BALLOO N MESSAG E SERVIC E veoec a 4-558 6 Peopl e ar e talkin g abou t us ! Harper' s G Q BAZAAR "On e o f •th e mos t effectiv e in gredients , highl y regarde d b y industr y peopl e an d su n wor shippers , i s Aloe , th e crystal clea r g& l that' s extracte d fro m Ih e rare , tropica l Alo e ver a plant , lon g Know n fo r it s power s t o haa l burn s an d irrita tions , a s wel l a s naturall y moisturiz e ski n tissue.--Fran k Romano , presiden t o t th e Ke y Wes t Fragranc e & Cosmeti c Factory , whos e formulation s contain s PAB A an d Aloe , states , 'It' s no t juj t ultraviole t ray s tha t ar e dangerous , bu t afs o simpl e moistur e loss . Alo e i s absorbe d int o th e ski n whil e you'r e tanning , an d keep s ski n cell s moist'. " h.iarjiu c & t jjynu-lj i KuU'n * i n Micron n i'' i T.ii i A Rj y .VttTvu n In ! inn " • fii)>; m,il . i.ilmim : wl.'jiu l h-fU it . An d thi s yo u t.it i m.ii l OHILT. " 1 0 WES T 57T H STREE T NI W YORK , NE W YOR K 1001 9 Simpl y everyon e i s ravin g ove r th e fabulou s ton s the y ar e gettin g wil h thos e grea t Ke y Wes t Fragranc e & Cosmefi c Factor y sunta n products . "Th e Beautifu l Bodie s sa y Ih e onl y plac e in ' Ne w Yor k l o ge t Ih e bes t fro m th e Ke y Wes t Su n Expert s i s Henr i Bendel . B e sure , t o visi t th e nex t Nin e you'r e i n Ne w York ! y, » HO W T O STA Y 5AF E I N TH E SU N Ma y 21 . 117 H "Many sun people swear by products from Hawaii and Florida. The Key Weil Fragrance and Cosmetic Factory Inc. i s on e suc h company, whos e htis/nps s in suntan products rum to about 5 2 million dollars yearly, it. features such unusual items as Key WPS I PABA Fishermen's Absolute Sunscreen [with 5 % PABA) and Key West PABAtection Iwhich combines aloe and 5 % PABA)." . • . . • KE Y WES T FRAGRANC E & COSMETI C ^fmMmm ;52 4 Fron t Street :

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1 9 I S h e ha s attaine d a degre e o f affluenc e an d i s credite d wit h ownin g "thre e cattl e an d hogs, " lan d value d a t $15 0 an d $5 0 capital . Subsequen t year s sho w a n in creas e i n th e wort h o f th e ma n t o th e .& . applie d hi s carpenter' s skill s an d con structe d a hom e fo r hi s famil y i n th e 50 0 bloc k o f Simonto n Street . Thi s hous e ha s passe d throug h variou s owner s an d toda y i s n o longe r owne d b y an y o f hi s ' . •*",•.• • poin t wher e h e eventuall y own s a carpente r sho p o n An n Stree t an d seve n lot s i n a sectio n o f tow n sout h o f Truma n Avenue . Bot h Rober t an d hi s mor e affluen t brothe r Georg e owne d mos t o f th e propert y i n thi s are a an d eventually"gav e thei r nam e t o th e presen t Watso n Street , whic h run s throug h thi s sam e area . ACCORDIN G T O th e record s o f St . Paul' s Episcopa l Church , Watso n marrie d on e Carolin e Elizabet h Kem p i n 1868 , and , i t i s presumed , bega n t o rais e a family . Aroun d thi s tim e o r shortl y after , Watso n ONTtt f OCEAN/ . A L PORTE R o n pian o (o r you r dinin g pleasur e DININ G — ENTERTAINMEN T Casua l Dinin g Directl y O n Th e Ocea n 5 TiL L MIDNIGH T : eafur!ri g * Nativ e Seafoo d * Prim e Bee f &B.B.Q . * SALA D BA R * STEA K PI T * BANQUE T FACILITIE S 294-150 0 — 294-226 2 I N TH E OCEA N MOTE L ARE A FOO T O F SIMONTO N S T fa t girl s ar e sex y lo o I {at least that's what artist Jim Shemngton must think] Ji m i s th e featur e artis t i n th e ne w issu e o f th e KE Y WES T ART S REVIE W y West' s onl y ar t an d mterainmen t magazine . Th e brillian t pianis t Yehud a Guttma n i s o n th e fron t cove r o f ou r n'e w issu e an d insid e you'l l fin d thes e surprises : Sculpto r Chuc k Dodso n Ke y Wes t Gingerbrea d K w Cowboy s Ne w Recor d Tattoo s Ke y Wes t Antique s Ke y Wes t Craft s c/ i for this issue on your newstand, or better yet, subscribe now. »' r TH E FAMIL Y PLOT " i n th e Ke y Wes t cemeter y show s tha t Watso n live d t o th e rip e ol d ag e o f 7 6 an d ha d a sizabl e family , man y o f who m repos e nex t t o hi s wif e an d hi m i n th e plot . O n visitin g th e Watso n famil y plot , Mar y Ann e Matchett , th e presen t owne r o f th e .hous e whic h Wat so n buil t afte r hi s retur n fro m th e Civi l Wa r an d wh o ha s live d i n th e hous e fo r thirt y o r mor e years , notice d a familia r nam e amon g th e headstones . "A t las t everythin g become s clear, " . _, l e said . " I remembe r Carri e Hattric k a n ol d bu t activ e lady, , an d I remem » r on e da y whe n sh e walke d b y th e hous e {d remarke d t o m y father , wh o wa s sittin g 1 th e porch , 'That' s a ver y ol d hous e bu'r e livin g in , becaus e I wa s bor n i n t ! " ' • Afte r sh e walke d on , Mar y Anne' s kthe r mad e th e menta l notatio n tha t Mis s &rri e wa s indee d ver y ol d hersel f an d hos e t o ninet y i f sh e wa s a day . Ap arentl y th e firs t daughte r o f Rober t *atso n wh o ha d live d t o maturity , sh e a d bee n bo m i n 1871 , live d a n activ e ife , an d die d i n 196 2 a t th e venerabl e o f 91 ! I WHE N TH E FIRS T o f th e article s o n iober t Watson , hi s hous e an d hi s journa l •ppeare d i n Solarea Bill, th e onl y clue s £ > th e existenc e o f hi s diar y wer e a Jrie f mentio n i n Kinfolk, th e genealogic a l wor k pertainin g t o variou s Ke y Wes t families , an d a typewritte n cop y o f th e [iar y i n th e Departmen t o f Manuscript s t t th e Cornel l Universit y Librar y a t [thaca , Ne w York . I t wa s suspecte d tha t £om e o f Mr . Watson' s descendent s wer e fivin g i n Ke y West , bu t thei r name s an d [hereabout s wer e a mystery . I t wa s coincidenta l tha t a t th e ap earanc e o f th e Marc h Solares Hill on e £ Watson' s granddaughters , Mrs . Caroly n lawle y o f Independence , Missouri , wa s i n Ce y Wes t visitin g a cousin . Afte r read Lii g th e articl e o n Rober t Watson , Mrs . flawle y contacte d Solares Hill, an d a n appointmen t wa s mad e t o mee t he r an d anothe r o f Watson's granddaughters , Mrs . fclaudia Gardner . MAR Y ANN E MATCHET T wa s present , an d h e afternoo n wa s spen t discussin g th e grandfathe r an d hi s activitie s i n Ke y es t an d viewin g suc h Civi l Wa r memora bili a a s Watson' s leathe r gunpowde r pouc h p.Ti d th e carpe t ba g whic h h e carrie d wit h xi m throug h th e war . Th e fabri c o f th e atte r i s threadbar e an d worn , bu t th e >lue s and red s o f th e materia l ar e stil l vibran t afte r on e hundre d od d years . SUBSCRIB E NO W .. . fo r a year' s subscriptio n to Ke y West' s onl y ar t an d entertainmen t magazine . Nam e Strte U State _ _ Ctty _ _Zi p CU T HER E You'l l receiv e b y mai l irtl s quarter' s issu e (picture d above ) an d th e othe r excitin g issue s throughou t th e year . Enclos e $ S an d mai l t o Ke y Wes t Art s Review . 41 8 Virgini a Street , Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 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 ... SHELLWAREHOUS 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 Thes e article s ha d apparentl y bee n loane d t o th e Eas t Martell o Museu m bu t wer e neve r displaye d an d subsequentl y returned . Mrs . Hawle y wa s abl e t o suppl y th e followin g informatio n i n regard.t o th e descendent s o f Rober t Watson . Th e name s o f hi s si x livin g granddaughter s an d grandso n ar e a s follows : Claudi a Gardner , livin g i n Ke y Wes t ne e Albury ; Rosalin d O'Flynn , livin g i n Ke y Wes t ne e Albury ; Carri e Jones , livin g i n Ke y Wes t ne e Watson ; Mar y Meyers , livin g i n Ke y Wes t ne e Collins ; Louis a Crowley , livin g i n Jackson vill e ne e Curry ; Caroly n E . Hawley , livin g i n Inde pendence , Missouri , ne e Hattrick . TH E FUL L MOO N SALOO N AN D LUNC H ROO M TH E PEUGEO T 10 3 MOPE D I S HER E Com e I n an d Tes t Rid e th e Peugeot , Wi n a Peugeo t T Shir t LIMPE D HOSPITA L name _ SAV E THI S COUPON ! Thi s coupo n whe n complete d an d accompanie d b y 50
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I 2 0 NO W OPE N 9A M -1 1 P M • BREAKFAST9-1 1 A M 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a • Ph . 294-204 2 TWO FABL b y Viol a Veid t ZON E photograph y a t Land s En d DARKROO M MEMBERSHIP S $25.0 0 pe r mont h entitle s th e membe r t o unlimite d us e o f th e Zon e 1 0 Dar k Rooms . Thi s include s Blac k an d Whit e Developer , Stop , Fi x an d clearin g agent . Th e onl y additiona l cos t woul d b e a $1.0 0 pe r hou r renta l fe e fo r th e enlarge r len s an d negativ e carrier , whil e actuall y usin g th e enlarger . , Fo r occasiona l usage , th e charge s vil l b e $5.0 0 th e firs t hour , $3.0 0 per ' succeedin g hour . Hour s presentl y ar e 10:0 0 A.M . t o 6:0 0 P.M . daily , excep t Wednesda y an d Friday , whe n w e wil l remai n ope n unti l 10:OOP. M excep t ZON E 1 0 # 6 Land' s En d Villag e Ke y West , Fla : 3304 0 (305 ) 296-388 1 TH E CRICKE T THA T SAN G OF F KE Y TH E MEDITERRANEA N i s a ver y blu e sea , wit h re d rock s fallin g almos t int o it . An d abov e thes e rock s stan d ver y tal l pin e tree s tha t smel l lik e Christma s ever y da y o f th e year . Whe n th e su n sets , thousand s o f cricket s star t t o sing , an d the y sin g s o loud , tha t i t disturb s th e peace . Bu t then , yo u can' t arres t a cricket , s o the y kee p o n singing , an d hidin g i n th e lovel y trees . Charle s Cigal e wa s on e o f them ; h e jus t love d t o ru b hi s wing s togethe r i n th e chorus , bu t h e ha d bee n a ba d Cricke t Ki d an d ha d bee n i n a ba d figh t wit h on e o f hi s pals . I t didn' t giv e hi m a blac k eye , bu t lef t on e o f hi s wing s shorte r tha n th e other . S o whe n h e rubbe d hi s wing s together , the y didn' t sin g "Bribbee , Bribbee, " bu t "Brubb , Bribbee , Brubb , Rub-a-dub-dub. " Whic h sound s eve n mor e awfu l i n French . TH E CRICKE T Gle e Clu b wa s ver y angr y an d complaine d t o thei r bandleader , Maitr e Mauric e Cigalier , wh o finall y calle d Charle s asid e an d aske d hi m t o quit . Charle s wa s heartbroken , wha t ca n a cricke t do , really , unles s h e sings ! H e like d hi s jo b s o much . Afte r a fe w day s o f sulking , h e wen t t o se e a famil y friend , a wis e ol d ow l name d Henr i Hibou , wh o ra n a n employmen t agency . "Monsieu r Hibou, " h e said , " I a m unemployed , wha t kin d o f jo b coul d I do? " "Ho o Hoo, " Monsieu r Hibo u replied , "Ther e i s a ver y goo d jo b awaitin g you . Hav e yo u hear d abou t th e cricke t i n th e hearth , h e wh o bring s goo d luc k t o th e hous e h e live s in ? An d sinc e yo u wil l b e b y yourself , n o on e wil l notic e tha t yo u ar e ou t o f tune , s o her e i s th e address . Thos e two-legge d hous e owner s nee d th e luc k yo u ca n bring. " "Oh , merci , merc i beaucoup, " sai d Charles . Th e addres s h e wen t t o wa s a humbl e littl e shack , wher e a bab y wa s cryin g an d ther e wer e onl y potatoe s i n a bi g po t boilin g o n th e ope n fireplace . I t wa s a bi t hot , bu t Charle s al l th e sam e scramble d dutifull y u p nea r th e fir e an d starte d singing , "Brubb , Bribbee , Brubb^-Rub-a-dub-dub. " RIGH T AWA Y th e bab y stoppe d wailin g an d hi s mother , wh o ha d bee n rockin g hi m stopped,an d listene d t o Charles . " A cricke t i n th e hearth! " sh e crie d out . "Mayb e no w thing s wil l star t goin g right . FO R OVE R FIFT Y YEAR S FOO D PALAC E NO T JUS T A GROCER Y . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 52 2 Flemin g St . Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t Ph . 296-566 3 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s 2 1 CHARLE S WA S ver y prou d an d rubbe d hi s Rub-a-dub-brubb-brub b wing s a s lou d a s h e could . Jus t the n th e rattlin g fron t doo r opene d an d th e Pap a cam e in , hugge d Mam a an d th e baby , laughin g an d 'dancin g the m around . "I'v e go t a job , L a reall y goo d jo b a t last : No w w e ca n mov e t o a nic e plac e i n town , I ca n fi Anall y giv e yo u a bette r life . Say , what' s .tha t chirpy-chir p noise? " I "Thatj " sai d th e youn g mother , "i s i ; a cricket , a cricke t i n th e hearth . H e brough t u s goo d luc k today. " "Well, " sai d Papa , "he' d bette r pac k hi s gear , becaus e he'l l mov e wit h u s a s par t o f ou r family , whateve r happens.' " Charle s rub-a-dubbe d a littl e mor e an d laughe d wit h them . The n h e bega n t o pac k hi s belonging s s o h e coul d mov e alon g wit h th e happ y famil y t o thei r ne w quarters , because'makin g other s happ y i s th e bes t jo b ther e is . CLAR A CLA M TH E CLA M THA T WASN' T HAPP Y a cla m tha t a ver y prett y ONC E I N AWHIL E ther e i s isn' t happy . Clar a Cla m wa s clam , a s clam s go , an d fortunat e t o liv e i n a lovel y blu e bay , wher e sh e coul d di g jus t dee p enoug h i n th e whit e san d t o avoi d th e nast y fee t o f clam-diggin g huma n beings . Also , ther e wa s a pie r ver y clos e by , s o th e clam-diggin g peopl e coul d easil y hur t thei r bi g toes , i f the y du g to o clos e t o Clar a Glam . So , Clar a shoul d hav e bee n happy , a s clam s ar e suppose d t o be . But — but : O n th e pie r ther e live d a n oyste r name d Olivia . Sh e wa s als o a prett y oys ter , a s oyster s go , jus t a s Clar a wa s a prett y cla m excep t fo r on e difference . A s w e al l know , oyster s mak e PEARLS . Olivi a did , s o Olivi a wa s o f th e opinio n tha t sh e wa s much , muc h superio r t o Clara . AN D CLAR A TRIED , oh ! ho w sh e tried , t o mak e a pearl . Sh e swallowe d san d tim e afte r time , bu t al l i t di d wa s giv e he r pimple s unde r he r shell . And , i f ' a cla m , itches , well , lik e al l o f us , sh e want s 't o scratch . Bu t clam s jus t d o no t hav e th e abilit y t o scratc h ver y well ! '. Olivi a Oyste r love d t o teas e Clar a ;b y openin g u p jus t ever s o littl e t o le t Clar a se e th e beautiful , shin y pear l tha t 'gre w insid e her . Al l poo r Clar a coul d d o wa s itc h — an d he r stomac h hurt , fro m eatin g al l tha t sand . I t di d no t mak e fo r a ver y happ y neighborhood . THE N ON E FIN E DAY , a boa t cam e an d 'anchore d a t th e ol d pier . Som e boy s an d 'girl s jumpe d ou t an d screamed : "Look , oysters! " Recklessl y the y starte d zippin g continued on page 26 CLASSICA L COOKIN G BEE R & WIN E AMEX , MC , B A Ol d Tow n Squar e Ope n Ever y Nigh t Servin g Dinne r 7-1 1 P.M . Dail y 42 5 FRON T STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 294-670 7 C o uniqu e boutiqu e Designe r Clothe s a t Ke y Wes t Prices ! ORIGINA L SILK S GENUIN E VICTORIA N ANTIQU E CLOTHE S COMPLETE/LIN E O F DANSKI N ACCESSORIE S 11 1 duva l st . ' ph . 294-592 9 ope n 7 day s 10:30-8:3 0 TH E Fo r Eleganc e Withou t Extravaganc e QUEEN' 5 TflBL E DINNE R MMMERSCHEDUt E • • :: -^;': :sjib a Frida y „ Saturda y &$uniw y ONL Y LUNCH $A(tir •• • A T TH E SANT A MARI A MOTE L 140 1 SiMONTO N ST V KE V WES T

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2 3 2 2 TCP . o / the L A CONCH A HOTE L 430 DUVA L STREE T OL D TOW N Panorami c Vie w Al l Ke y Wes t FAMOU S TO P MEN U Mon-Sat 11:3 0 a m -3:1 5 p m Favorit e Cocktail s Dail y 1 1 a.m . 4 a.m . smmm J FUL L SERVIC E 41 6 GREENEST . UPSTAIR S 294-632 6 160 1 n A T SALO N n ROOSEVEL T BLVD . EISENHOWE R Speciafizm o m . Importe d Clothing Moroccan . Import s Indonesia n Import s t/se d clothing, India n Imports an d anri^w e dothiru £,0 1 Duva ! Street / PIPES, . CIGARS , CUSTO M BLENDE D TOBACCO S AN D SMOKIN G ACCESSORIE S "UPSTAIRS " HARBO R HOUS E ARCAD E 42 3 FRON T ST . [305 ] 296-837 1 Visi t ou r ".hovvroom s an d brows e throug h ou t larg e inventor y o f wicke r an d r.ilt.i n furniture * an d th e larges t solrrtio n o f fabric s i n th e Key * Custo m Draperie s & Slipcover s Ratta n & Wicke r Furnitur e Wallpape r Lamp s BITNER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S Fo r youi ; complet e professiona l interio r decoratin g servic e 102 5 Whit e Stree t Ke y Wes t Telephon e 294-127 8 The"Resor t Tax " FACT S AN D OPINION S ATTEMPT S AR E underwa y t o establis h a touris t developmen t ta x i n Ke y West . Th e ta x woul d b e on e o r tw o percen t o f th e renta l o f "an y livin g quarter s o r accommodation s i n an y hotel , apartmen t hotel , motel , resor t motel , apartment , apartmen t motel , roomin g house , touris t o r traile r camp , o r condominiu m fo r a ter m o f 6 month s o r less, " an d woul d b e collecte d b y th e propert y owne r o r oper ato r fro m th e tenant . Th e stat e la w whic h enable s a count y t o impos e thi s ta x strictl y limit s th e purpose s for ' whic h th e mone y thu s collect e d ca n b e used : "T o acquire , construct , extend , en large , remodel , repair , improve , maintain , operate , an d promote , on e o r more , pub licl y owne d and.operate d conventio n cen ters , sport s stadiums , sport s arenas , coliseums , o r auditoriums.. . *• • "T o promot e an d advertis e tourism . . . "T o fun d conventio n bureaus , touris t bureaus , touris t informatio n centers , an d new s bureaus... " I t i s estimate d tha t a tw o percen t ta x woul d brin g abou t $500,00 0 annuall y ' t o Ke y West . THES E STEP S mus t b e followed , ac ' cordin g t o th e sam e law , i n orde r t o im pos e th e tax : 1 ) Th e Count y Commissio n mus t adop t a resolutio n establishin g a Touris t De • velopmen t Counci l an d indicat e th e County' s intentio n t o conside r th e enactmen t o f th e tax . 2 ) Th e Count y Commissio n mus t a t th e sam e tim e appoin t th e nin e member s o f th e Touris t Developmen t Counci l — th e Count y Mayor , tw o electe d municipa l of ficials , thre e resor t owners , an d thre e person s wh o ar e involve d i n touris m bu t ar e no t resor t owners . 3 ) Th e Counci l mus t submi t t o th e Count y Commissio n a 24-mont h pla n indi catin g th e propose d use s o f th e ta x mone y whic h mus t b e consisten t wit h th e use s allowe d b y th e stat e law . 4 ) Th e Count y Commissio n mus t adop t tha t pla n a s par t o f th e ordinanc e levy in g th e tax . Afte r th e enactmen t o f th e ordinance , th e Count y ma y chang e th e pXa n b y a vot e o f fou r Commissioners , bu t an y change s woul d stil l hav e t o confor m t o th e stat e law . 5 ) A t leas t 6 0 day s mus t pas s be twee n th e adoptio n o f th e resolutio n (Ste p 1 ) and,th e enactmen t o f th e ordi nanc e (Ste p 4) . 6 ) Th e ordinanc e imposin g th e ta x shal l no t tak e effec t unti l i t i s passe d i n a referendum . Th e Count y Commissio n wo,ul d hav e t o quickl y perfor m th e firs t tw o step s s o tha t Step s 3 t o 5 ca n b e accomplishe d i n time , i f th e referendu m questio n i s t o appea r o n th e ballo t fo r th e Novembe r 7 election . FO R MAN Y REASON S whic h ca n becom e complicate d i n detaile d argumen t an d cloude d b y emotio n an d ignorance , th e F prospec t o f suc h a ta x — popularl y called;* ' a "resor t tax " locall y — ha s becom e th e , subjec t o f muc h heate d discussio n recent 1 ly . Th e hea t generate d doe s no t alway s ; matc h th e ligh t 'shed . Al l faction s see m , t o agre e o n onl y on e thing : Key * Wes t ; doe s not-nee d a conventio n center , sport s ' stadium , sport s arena , coliseum , o r audi ' torium . ^THOROUGHL Y RIPPED * TH E AVAILABL E A T Environmenta l Circu s 51 8 Duva l Stree t ANE W &afc.«0 * TH E FAbUWU S FORR V FREAK . WWHfcft S r + 5 ) 3 • 0 ) •• 1 THES E AR E Ca r "go t ! • HWIBB I mm 71 1 ke y SOM E o f th e rlngto n 1 drie s pp| H I • • 1 •• • • H 1 M M P M d u va l uues t argument s 1 O » £ | E s « 3 1 U %nis H a ga l le u fllleij 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 G We're closing for the summer. Will reopen in October. Thank you very much for making it a good year for us. 613V z Duva l Street , Ke y Wes t Souther n (omfor t Waterbe d Islan d waterbed s & accessorie s hammocks , lighting , art , furniture , gift s WH O SHOUL D YO U THIN K O F WHE N YO U THIN K O F INTERIORS ? (Se e botto m ad ) hear d i n favo r o f th e tax : Th e ta x coul d b e use d t o replac e an d probabl y increas e th e $14,0 0 0 annuall y tha t th e Cit y pay s t o th e Chambe r o f Commerce . Tha t woul d sav e $14,00 0 tha t th e Cit y coul d us e fo r somethin g else , lik e hirin g a n extr a policema n t o patro l th e beache s t o reduc e theft s fro m parke d cars . Th e ta x coul d sav e th e Count y som e o f th e $136,71 9 whic h i t no w spend s fo r advertisin g an d coul d b e diverte d t o othe r uses . Mor e mone y woul d b e availabl e t o advertis e touris m i n Ke y West , an d mor e tourist s woul d spen d mor e money , whic h woul d b e goo d fo r al l resident s throug h a "trickl e down " effect . THES E AR E SOM E argument s agains t th e tax : Som e resor t owner s se e themselve s a s bein g force d t o becom e unwillin g flunk ies , collectin g th e ta x fro m roomer s fo r th e benefi t o f th e operator s o f shop s an d attraction s whic h wil l profi t fro m th e increase d flo w o f tourist s brough t her e b y increase d advertising . Thi s objectio n i s understandabl e whe n i t come s fro m re sort s alread y doin g capacit y business ; the y woul d hav e nothin g t o gain . Also , the y resen t bein g .o n th e receivin g en d o f complaint s abou t th e ta x fro m th e tourists . Th e ordinar y citize n wh o i s no t di rectl y involve d i n a tourist-relate d busi nes s an d th e retire d citize n whos e in com e i s fixe d an d no t locall y derive d have 1 tw o majo r argument s agains t th e tax : 1 ) the y hav e nothin g t o gai n fro m in crease d tourism ; an d 2 ) the y suffe r fro m crowde d streets , wate r shortages , an d th e drivin g u p o f price s tha t result s fro m tourism . Proponent s answe r thos e ob jection s with : 1 ) everybod y benefit s be caus e th e cit y a s a whol e wil l benefit ; 2 ) price s ar e hig h no t becaus e o f touris m bu t becaus e deliver y truck s mak e onl y a one-wa y payin g trip , sinc e the y leav e Ke y Wes t empty . Thes e answer s d o no t see m t o satisf y th e objectors , however . BOT H TH E PROPONENT S an d th e opponent s hav e bee n th e loudes t an d th e mos t fre quentl y heard , bu t ther e ar e man y wh o si t quietl y an d firml y o n th e fence . The y favo r som e for m o f ta x o n tourists ; som e agre e tha t i t shoul d b e impose d throug h th e hotels , motels , etc. , an d som e fee l i t shoul d b e mor e widel y dis tribute d throug h restaurants , bars , an d th e Conc h Trai n an d othe r attractions . Thi s factio n i n th e middl e an d i t seem s t o b e compose d o f a larg e num ber — object s t o th e limitation s tha t th e presen t stat e la w put s o n th e allowe d vise s o f th e touris t ta x money . Man y woul d favo r a ta x i f th e mone y coul d b e spen t o n thos e thing s tha t resident s a s wel l a s tourist s coul d benefi t from : sewe r system , water , electricity , street s an d sidewalks , beach ' improvemen t an d maintenance . Th e tourist s caus e th e yearl y wate r shortage , litte r th e beaches , an d us e th e street s an d sidewalks , the y poin t out , s o wh y shouldn' t th e tourist s hel p pay? Wh y shoul d th e residen t wh o doe s no t benefi t fro m touris m hav e t o suffe r fro m condition s create d b y tour ists ? THI S MIDDL E GROU P woul d strongl y suppor t a touris t ta x tha t woul d allo w th e ta x mone y t o b e spen t i n les s limite d ways . Bu t thi s grou p i s divide d int o tw o factions : 1 ) thos e wh o oppos e an y touris t ta x unti l th e stat e la w i s change d t o permi t th e mone y t o b e spen t mor e freely ; 2 ) thos e wh o say , "Let' s ge t th e mone y first , the n se e i f w e ca n ge t th e la w changed . Meanwhile , w e ar e savin g tha t $14,00 0 fo r th e Cit y an d Ke y West' s par t o f the.County' s $136,71 9 advertisin g budget . An d w e ca n pu t th e extr a mone y i n escro w unti l th e la w i s changed. " TH E THRE E COUNT Y Commissioner s fro m Ke y Wes t — Mayo r Puri e Howanitz , Richar d Kerr , an d Jerr y Hernande z — hav e ob structe d effort s b y Commissioner s Jerr y Shiple y an d Do n Schloesse r t o initiat e the step s necessar y t o brin g th e touris t ta x CONCH ! CAPT . CONCH' S SEAFOO D STAN D Sunse t Pie r Gemin i Islan d Boutiqu e 51 7 Duva l " 294-226 0 Ope n ti l 12 , Su n ti l 6 SALES . APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSUEL O H . LOSLG V Realto r 294-552 5 RENTAL S 294-101 2 MEMBER MILTIPLE LISTING SEM 1CICUSTO M WOR K I N 11-OUNC E WATERPROOFE D COTTO N MARIN E DUC K • OUFFL E AN D DIV E BAG S • SE A BAG S AN D TOT E BAG S I N STOC K — O R MAD E T O YOU R NEED S STEV E NES S KATH Y HOISINGTO N »\\ KE Y LIM E SQUAR E Naturall y thin k o f

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2 4 LESSON S SALE S A REPAIR S TH E PICKER * iES f HARMONICA S Ol d Islan d Tradin g P6s t "Ther e shoul d b e specia l award s fo r restaurant s tha t manag e t o combin e qualit y foo d wit h histori c surroundings , building s tha t proudl y proclai m thei r heritag e an d encourag e diner s i n thei r ow n remem branc e o f thing s pas t ... " "Th e Pigeo n Hous e Pati o i s clearl y amon g th e fron t runner s i n Florida' s histori c house-restauran t sweepstakes. " — N. Y. Times Sunday, January 22,1978 294-103 4 301-30 3 Whitehea d St . tt* FOU R LOCA L COMMER CIA L ARTIST S HAV E PU T THEI R PROFE S SIGNA L ENERGIES ' TOGETHE R T O SERVIC E YOU R ADVERTISIN G AN D AR T DESIRES . FO R CONCEP T T O FINISHE D WOR K GIV E U S A,CAL L AT ' CAYOHUES Q GRAPHIC S 296-522 1 Bill s HUF F MUFFLE R CENTE R Van s RV' s HUF F MUFFLE R CENTE R Econom y muffler s fro m $14.9 5 Toyota s & Truck s a Specialt y 2 0 year s experienc e "OU R BUSINES S I S EXHAUSTING " EtankAmericar d Maste r Charg e 80 0 SIMONTO N STREE T 294-210 5 Com e i n fo r fre e estimat e Membe r o f (h e Bette r Busines s Burea u questio n t o a referendum . Th e Boar d o f Director s o f th e Ke y Wes t Chambe r o f Com merc e ha s vote d agains t supportin g th e tax , bu t a groun d swel l o f protes t amon g Chambe r member s at th e en d o f Jul y ap peare d t o mak e possibl e a n overrulin g o f th e Board . Ther e hav e bee n indications , lackin g a commitment , tha t th e Count y Commissio n ma y b e i n favo r o f th e ta x i f th e Chambe r wa s i n favor . Result s o f th e Chambe r members ' effort s t o overtur n th e Board' s decisio n an d th e effec t tha t woul d hav e o n th e Count y Commissio n shoul d b e know n b y earl y August . Th e questio n o f th e touris t ta x wil l continue.t o boi l durin g August . I f th e Count y Commissio n doe s no t tak e th e step s necessar y t o pu t th e questio n o n th e Novembe r ballot , effort s wil l surel y con tinu e t o pu t i t t o a referendu m nex t year . Throughou t th e recen t discussion s o n th e touris t tax , littl e ha s bee n sai d o f th e use s tha t othe r citie s mak e o f thei r touris t taxes . Fo r a cleare r perspectiv e i t ma y b e helpfu l t o loo k a t on e example . TH E ART S AN D SA N FRANCISCO' S "TRANSIEN T OCCUPANC Y TAX " SA N FRANCISC O collect s abou t $1 2 millio n a yea r fro m a si x percen t "tran sien t occupanc y tax " place d o n al l hote l an d mote l bills . About $ 6 millio n o f tha t mone y goe s t o financ e a ne w conventio n cente r an d towar d bon d payment s fo r Candlestic k Park . Abou t $ 2 millio n goe s directl y t o th e city' n genera l fund ; $4 millio n i s use d fo r publicit y an d advertising , in cludin g promotiona l activitie s suc h a s th e Conventio n an d Visitor s Bureau ; an d nearl y $. 3 millio n help s t o suppor t th e art s an d art s relate d activities . Ke y West , lik e Sa n Francisco , ha s bee n lon g know n a s th e hom e o f a thrivin g ar t colony , yet littl e officia l recogni tio n i s give n t o th e art s i n Ke y West . I t shoul d b e o f interes t t o th e Ke y Wes t art s communit y t o stud y the.us e o f tour is t ta x mone y fo r th e benefi t o f th e art s i n Sa n Francisco . BI G A AUT O PART S O F KE Y WES T 310 0 FLAGUE R AVENU E KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 0 GEORG E E SAUNDERS , Jr . Owne r Phone s 294-519 3 294-519 4 2 5 MOR E THA N 7 0 art s organization s wil l • receiv e appropriation s fro m thi s year' s funds , includin g th e politicall y radica l j Mim e Troup e ($10,000) , th e Sa n Francisc o t Oper a ($405,000) , th e Sa n Francisc o Sym — I phon y ($351,000) , th e America n Conserva — ' tor y Theatr e ($200,400) , th e Sa n Francisco ! Balle t ($200,000 ) , an d th e Sa n Francisc o > Museu m o f Ar t ($178,000 ) . Man y smalle r \ group s receive d grant s o f les s tha n $10,000 . Twent y percen t o f th e $1 2 millio n collecte d i n touris t taxe s i n Sa n Fran — ', cisc o wen t t o suppor t th e arts . Trans — i late d int o Ke y Wes t terms , 20 % o f th e . ' expecte d $500,00 0 fro m th e propose d ta x woul d provid e $100,00 0 annuall y t o hel p suppor t th e Eas t Martell o Ar t an d Histor ica l Museum , th e Frangipan i Festival , sidewal k art s an d craft s shows , th e Waterfron t Playhous e (perhap s fo r a regu la r reviva l o f Cayo Hueao '7 6) , an d othe r non-profi t art s relate d activitie s anc l organizations . NE W LIF E coul d b e breathe d int o thes e "touris t attractions " — fo r the y . provid e som e o f th e creativ e atmospher e tha t visitor s fin d s o appealin g — b y th e additio n o f purchas e funds , priz e money , salarie s fo r worker s an d organizers , etc . $100,00 0 a yea r woul d enhanc e th e professionalis m o f th e Ke y Wes t art s colon y an d attrac t a highe r qualit y o f art . Roge r Boas , administrato r o f th e Sa n Francisc o touris t ta x fund , says , "Ther e ha s alway s bee n a feelin g her e tha t i t * s no t onl y prope r t o suppor t cultur e bu t tha t cultura l activitie s mak e th e cit y a mor e pleasan t plac e an d ad d t o Sa n Fran cisco' s economi c luster. " I n simple r terms , supportin g the . art s i s goo d fo r business . WHAT' S T O B E DONE ? | O N TH E FAC E o f it , th e propose d touris t ta x fo r Ke y Wes t woul d d o onl y tw o things : 1 ) sav e th e Cit y an d th e Count y th e mone y tha t goe s t o promotio n £ 3 S 3 a I m i I S m E l s i i 5 1 5 1 5 1 5 1 5 1 5 1 S I E l 15 1 0 1 0 1 5 1 ^ Lyly' s Bac k A t CHIN A LYLY' S RESTAURAN T Com e in , enjo y th e relaxin g atmospher e o f pu r te a roo m o r tropica l garden . Tak e advantag e o f ou r convenien t take ou t service . HOUR S 8:0 0 2:0 0 Breakfas t an d Lunc h 5:0 0 10tO O Dinne r 15 1 i i I S 296-965 0 Simonlo n & Truma n i s TOY S an d THING S Upstairs At the Harbor House Arcade Front Street, Key West an d advertisin g an d diver t tha t mone y t o othe r uses ; an d 2 ) mak e a n extr a severa l hundre d thousan d dollar s availabl e t o bu y advertising . Som e peopl e ar e o f th e opinio n tha t Ke y Wes t doe s no t nee d mor e advertising , an d i n fac t coul d ge t alon g nicel y wit h les s becaus e o f th e amoun t o f fre e pub licit y Ke y Wes t get s a s on e o f ,th e curren t "in" , spots . Crowde d conditions , limita tion s o f th e highwa y an d bridges , an d wate r shortage s ar e amon g th e reason s cite d fo r thi s opinion . Thes e ar e o f cours e no t th e peopl e wh o woul d ten d t o benefi t fro m a hig h volum e o f touris t traffic . ' Som e peopl e favo r th e ide a o f a touris t tax , bu t woul d lik e t o wai t unti l change s coul d b e mad e i n the , la w tha t woul d allo w Ke y Wes t t o d o th e kind s o f thing s Sa n Francisc o doe s wit h it s tax . SOLAHES HILL tende d t o wave r betwee n thes e tw o position s unti l a suggestio n wa s mad e tha t w e like : pas s th e touris t ta x no w an d includ e i n th e initia l 24 mont h pla n th e conversio n o f th e countr y clu b facilitie s — clubhouse , tenni s courts , swimmin g pool , gol f cours e — int o a combinatio n conventio n cente r an d "sport s arena. " I f thi s us e seem s ques tionabl e legally , as k th e Attorne y Gen era l fo r a n opinion . The n as k Stat e Representativ e Jo e Alle n t o introduc e a specia l Legislativ e Ac t tha t woul d en abl e Monro e County * t o ad d specifi c use s t o th e touris t tax ; fo r example , improv in g th e beaches , buyin g o r amortizin g a bon d issu e t o bu y Res t Beac h an d th e sal t pond s a s touris t recreatio n area s an d attractions , helpin g t o pa y fo r th e much neede d wate r pip e lin e an d othe r essen tials , suppor t art s activities , an d ad d t o th e cit y genera l fun d t o hel p pa y fo r th e extr a polic e protectio n ari d othe r service s tha t increase d touris m woul d require . MEANWHIL E TH E CITY , whic h ha s bee n tryin g fo r year s t o ge t ri d o f th e gol f cours e an d countr y clu b propert y i t con JI M PICKIN G Prescription s Fille d Lense s Duplicate d a Repair s Specialize d Sunglasse s Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n 91 7 Peacoc k Plazo , Searetow n • Ph . 294-741 1 ARTIST S UNLIMITE D jqp mihf ajnb c5 b sider s t o b e a whit e elephant , continue s t o thro w a subtl e tantru m b y allowin g th e propert y t o ru n dow n wit h a "se e wha t yo u mad e u s do " attitude . W e fee l tha t th e potentia l us e o f touris t ta x fund s t o upgrad e th e gol f cours e an d rescu e th e countr y clu b facil itie s fro m neglect , an d especiall y th e possibilit y o f a specia l Legislativ e Ac t t o allo w additiona l use s o f th e ta x mone y fo r Ke y West' s uniqu e needs , wil l thro w a ne w ligh t o n th e touris t ta x con trovers y an d reduc e som e o f th e hea t gen erate d i n debate . I P I T I S indee d possibl e t o us e touris t ta x fund s fo r mor e tha n advertis in g an d promotion , Solares Hill" i s ver y muc h i n favo r o f th e .tax . (Information on the San Francisco transient ocaupanay tax was taken from .an article in Th e Cultura l Post. , March/April 1978, published by the National Endowment for the Arts.) COMMENT (continued from page 8) yea r sewe r billin g wit h th e annua l ta x bill . Thi s on e paymen t coul d resul t i n a savin g o f $30,00 0 yearly , whe n on e figure s o n th e postag e saved , th e compute r tim e saved , fewe r wor k hours , etc . THES E AR E JUS T a coupl e o f th e meth od s tha t Weekle y woul d us e fo r savin g Ke y Wester s money . H e als o talk s o f consolidatin g service s wit h th e Count y (wher e feasible ) an d o f winnowin g dow n th e cit y wor k forc e throug h attrition; fo r example , no t replacin g peopl e wh o leav e cit y employment , i f th e servic e ca n b e maintaine d withou t them . No t al l th e idea s ma y wor k — mayb e payin g th e sewe r bil l al l i n on e lum p woul d b e to o muc h fo r man y peopl e — , bu t it' s ver y nic e t o kno w tha t Commis sione r Weekle y i s har d a t wor k lookin g fo r way s t o sav e u s money . W.H . P & H OFFIC E SERVIC E Manuscript s • Resume s • Report s Form s & Agreement s • Correspondenc e Bookkeepin g • Secretaria l Servic e Foo t o f Margaret . St . Land s En d Villag e 294-740 4 Aiocha Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tou r o l a 168*foo i Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West , th e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se e what , lif e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e I600's . Se e som e o f th e treasur e tha t ha s bee n foun d i n Florid a waters , Se e th e cannon s fro m th e "Nuestr a Senor a rie Atocha " whic h san k i n 162 2 of f Ke y West . Sh e carrie d a carg o value d a t ove r E0 0 millio n dollars . Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r he r gold , stive r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t THE RQSE T/ITTO O / j/fwM• /(?€>r&i a*Mt dSif/w st,
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ALHlfflt N S2.5 C THE KEY WEST ART CENTER announce s I»A Y A.\ n KVKVIX G WORKSHOP S Lif e Drawin g an d Paintin g For details contact MALCOL M ROS S A T 296-916 8 MOTHE R NATURE S KE Y WEST' S TjQROSCOP E Su n i n Leo , afte r 2 2n d i n Virg o Venu s i n Virgo / afte r 7t h i n Libr a Mercur y i n Virgo , afte r 12t h i n Le o retrograd e Satur n i n Virg o Jupite r i n Cance r Mar s i n Libr a Uranu s i n Scorpi o Neptun e i n Sagittariu s retrograde , turnin g direc t o n th e 28t h Plut o i n Libr a Nort h Nod e i n Virg o TH E RULIN G PLANE T o f th e char t o f Ke y West , Saturn, ' ha s move d int o th e ' sig n o f Virg o fo r a 2 % yea r transit . Thi s favorabl y aspect s ou r steiliu m o f • Capricor n planet s i n th e eight h hous e o f ou r chart . Thi s secto r o f th e char t rule s money , loans , lega l actions , trans formation . Thi s show s muc h activit y i n thi s area , wit h opportunit y fo r marke d improvement s i n th e departmen t o f job s i n genera l an d th e buildin g trade s i n particular . Gradua l improvemen t i n thi s are a wil l b e steadil y upward . Uranu s ha s resume d direc t motio n afte r bei-n g retrograd e sinc e Februar y o f thi s year . Thi s wil l brin g muc h activit y an d change s fo r th e cit y becaus e o f our . gran d trin e i n wate r sign s affectin g th e money , work , an d publi c sector s o f th e chart . Positiv e an d definitel y goo d re AMERICA N J82 O H. Raosew H Blvd . Ka y Wes t M Gerry' s CaybHues Q Dinin g Roo m : / ,•;:''. • Ope n Dail y ? A.M. . iftil O P1M;''.'. ' . ' . : ;;: Servin g Btcakfast , Lunc h ari d Dinne r 3 Breakfas t Special s 9S< ? ; Dail y Dinne r Special s fro m §3.9 5 : Biidd y Chaye i Cdmb o Fr.idai.y ; •&." • Saturday , 9:3 0 p.rn . 'ti l N O COVf R CHARG E I N toUSGE Harbo r Hous e 42 3 Fron t Stree t HBBWS Jewelr y restore d • mad e t o orde r * suit s wil l develo p fo r th e city , a s thi s aspec t ha s lon g rang e effects . VENU S AN D MAR S conjoine d i n Libr a fo r mos t o f Augus t wil l mak e thi s a soc iabl e month , bu t square s t o thes e sign s ma y mak e problems . Th e ne w moo n o n Augus t 3r d fall s i n ou r thir d house . Thi s shoul d mak e fo r muc h vacatio n trave l t o th e cit y durin g thi s month . Copt . BO5' 6 RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocean SEAFOO D Ra w Oyster s Shrim p Steame d i n Bee r Gonc h Chowde r Lobste r & Turtl e Stea k Homemad e Ke y Lim e Pi e 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 pin g o f a lad y strappe d t o th e sanitar y equipmen t seeme d likel y enoug h t o us , i n ou r fram e o f mind . BEFOR E W E MANAGE D t o get ou r bearing s (o f course , soo n w e gaine d a littl e socia l cache t an d ou r path s diverge d i n busyness) / th e mos t relie f w e go t wa s o n th e late , soft , Fal l islan d evenings . I woul d wal k m y progen y ove r t o th e Ke y Wes t Cemetery . W e love d th e pal e blue , tende r ange l an d th e littl e deer , Fatima , sweetl y rest in g i n th e Ott o plot . A woma n i n th e A & P tol d m e tha t thi s docto r i n Cora l Gable s brough t th e littl e pe t dee r bac k i n an . air-conditione d Cadilla c wit h a garlan d o f orchids'abou t it s nec k an d reste d i t i n th e famil y buryin g plac e here . AN D TH E CHILDRE N mourne d fo r th e poo r Mrs..Peaco n wh o burie d al l o f he r 1 7 children , los t t o th e islan d typhoi d feve r epidemic . W e wer e inadvertently , fo r a n hou r o r so , locke d u p on e nigh t i n th e ceme ter y amon g th e quie t tre e shapes , th e air y marbl e curlicue s an d th e gentl e oval s o f th e plasti c flowe r wreaths . Th e childre n neve r go t ove r thi s superio r adventure . I t eve n cheere d m e an d th e littles t ki d a t tha t dolefu l time . TH E ELDES T an d hi s smal l son s thi s summe r visite d th e island . On e o f hi s boy s pulle d a t hi s arm , mumbling . M y so n translated , lik e a foreig n languag e interpreter . "H e say s tha t h e want s t o g o b e locke d u p i n th e cemeter y lik e I was. " FABLES (continued from page 21) an d rippin g th e oyster s fro m th e ol d wood e n pole s tha t hel d u p th e pie r ~ an d alas , Olivi a wa s amon g them . Clar a watche d i n terror , an d du g deepe r i n th e san d — no t dee p enoug h sh e migh t no t hea r wha t th e boy s an d said , bu t jus t enoug h t o ge t awa y fro m thei r nast y feet . An d sh e hear d th e aw ful , frightenin g truth : "Heh , Wow ! Yow l Look ! Thi s one! s go t a PEARL.' " An d th e boy s an d girl s bega n i n earnes t t o crac k an d brea k ope n al l o f Olivia' s relatives , wid e open , t o loo k fo r more . CLAR A SHUDDERE D an d du g hersel f deep e r i n th e whit e sand , tryin g not t o swalio ! any , thi s time . Sh e wa s ver y gratefu l tha t sh e wa s a clam , an d looke d a t th e beautifu l ba y sh e live d i n an d sh e knew , finally , tha t bein g itch y was"n' t important , tha t fam e wasn' t important . Littl e Clar a wa s a t las t contente d an d happy , a s a shoul d be . • U falsa Ernes t Hemingwa y Hom e an d Museu m A Registere d Nationa l Histori c Landmar k Thi s Sit e Possesse s Exceptiona l Valu e I n Commemoratin g o r Illustratin g Th e Histor y o f Th e Unite d State s OPE N DAIL Y 9:0 0 A.M . t o 5:0 0 P.M . 90 7 WHITEHEA D STREE T , KE Y WEST , FLA . ADMISSIO N $1.5 0 CHILDRE N SO c TELEPHQMESi296-581 1 o r 294-157 5 A leisurel y )O u r o f the . horn s an d garden s o f th e lat e Nobe l Priz e Winner , Ernes t Hemlngwdy . Th e hom e wo s bu.il t i n SpanU h Colonio l Styl e o f nativ e roc k hew n fro m th e ground s wit h furnishings , rugs , tilo , chandelier s brough t b y th o Heming way s fro m Spain , Afric a an d Cuba Luxuriant , exoti c plant s an d tree s or e fro m al l ove r th e world . I t wa s her e tha t Mr . Hemingwa y wrot e Fo r Who m th e Bel l Tolls , Gree n HiSI s o f Africa , A Farewel l t o Arms , Th e Fift h Column , Th e Snow s o f Kilimanjaro , an d Th o Macombo r Affair . Mr . Hemingwa y wo s •h e firs t importan t write r t o discove r an d mak e Ke y Wes t hi s home . H e owne d th e hom e fro m 193 1 t o 1961 . Cover s On e Acr e Includin g Poo l An d Gues t Hous e Brin g You r Camer a Fo r furthe r Informatio n contac t Bornlc e Dickson , 90 7 Whltehoa d St . 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 l 50 8 Sout h Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 305-296-561 2 din e wher e th e su n set s pie r hous e restauran t a t th e pie r hous e mote i entertainmen t nightl y reservation s (305)294-954 1 1 duva l stree t Pie r Hous e Restauran t IlKIN h & DIV t il l th e EEAC H CLU B PIE R HOUS E II I II I

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2 8 Abov e ih e BUL L DRINKING tropica l atmospher e Bigges t selectio n an d bes t price s o f t4K , 1.8K , an d 24 K yello w gol d chain s i n th e Keys . Ar e yo u tire d o f impersona l jewelry ? A t Sunliorvyou r origina l concept s ar e translat e d Int o persona l an d distinctiv e jewelr y creations . Th e fines t ge m qualit y stone s ar e cu t & polishe d t o th e shap e yo u desire . Mounting s an d chain s ar e designe d i n soli d sterlin g silver , 14 K o r 18 K gold . An d Sunllo n no w ha s th e onl y collectio n o f 24 K rea l gol d i n th e Keys.. . a t a pric e yo u ca n afford . Wh y 24 K gold ? Becaus e nothin g els e feel s lik e rea l gold . Thi s stunning , 24 K rea l gol d fro m Thailan d i s "investmen t Jewelry " ye t cost s les s tha n wha t yo u migh t pa y fo r 18 K elsewhere , Al l wor k i s don e o n th e premise s an d i n mos t case s I ca n giv e yo u same-da y service . Al l chain s ca n b e custom-cu t t o bracelet , necklac e o r ankle t lengt h .. . o r size d fo r whereve r yo u migh t •wan t t o wea r them . Gal l o r writ e fo r a n estimate . I wil l sen d It , an d the n you r specia l creation , direct l y t o you . silversmit h • goldsmit h • lapidar u ^unlio n Jetoelr g custo m ftjork jctoclr u repai r nci ! jeffcr u goldbtr g 305-^00-8457 * 208a duoa l stree t kc u teicat.-florida 3304 0 $3,000,000.0 0 SUCCESSFULL Y NEGOTIATE D REA L ESTAT E TRANSACTION S • • • EXPERIENC E DOESN' T COS T .. . I T PAYS!! ! • ,'•_ * * * CHRISTOPHE R C . BELLAN D KE Y LIM E SQUAR E REALTY , INC . 296-851 6 o r 294-732 2 * . • • • / . • COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIA L SPECIALIS T MIAMI/KE Y WES T SYNDICATIONS , SAL E LEASEBACKS , TA X DEFERRE D EXCHANGE S