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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Th e highes t • poin t i n Ke y Wes t : ; \ 4 FRE E Vol . Ill , No . 9 Ke y West , Florid a October , 197 8

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TC P of the L A CONCH A HOTE L 43 0 DUVA L STREE T OL D TOW N Panorami c Vie w A M 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 . CONCH ! A T , CAPT CONCH' S %'••• SEAFOO D STAN D M \ W i fk P JS^ K #1 4 KE Y CUSTO M WOR K I N 11-OUNC E WATERPROOFE D COTTO N MARIN E DUC K • DUFFL E AN D DIV E BAG S • SE A BAG S ^ AN D TOT E BAG S \ I N STOC K A O R MA D E T O \A YOU R NEED S P * STEV E NES S KATH Y HOISINGTO N LIM E SQUAR E Fine Art Merits A Fine Frame. Hav e I t Customize d b y a Professiona l Pictur e Frame r Farringto n Gallerie s 71 1 Duva l Street , Ke y West , Ph . 294-691 1 Custome r Parkin g i n Rea r {of f Angel a Street ) Complete line of Artist s Material s Fro m th e Edito r Hello -THE LADY at the Good Will stove on Duval Street^ Mrs. Kelly, ask&d^.that the people who bring things to the Good Mill box at.Neisner's to please onl y bring things that will fit in the box. Goods left outside the box get damaged by the rairbe and get strewn around. I used to pick up the goods there for the Good Wilt, and I know that a wet mattress is not desirable, and that often other large pieces were scavenged or scattered about. I WAS SORRY to hear that Molly, Sheriff "Billy" Freeman'8 friendly old dog, died the other day. Molly had had a giant litter of pups some years ago which was noted by the press at the time, and she was long a familiar and happy face to be seen in the Eaton/William Street neighborhood. I'M KIND OFdismayed by the looks of this giant warehouse erected by Key West Handprint on Simonton Street. As you can I candidates posted long after the races are over. IT IS VERY NICE to hear that a restaurant that will be open all day is going into the old Kress building. The lunch counter at Kress 1 was a very popular meeting place for yearsWith the planned renovation of the La Concha Hotel and the nice things happening to the Kress building, it will be a plus for that corner of Duval Street. HEY, I don't think that we are ever going to get an article on the ambulance situation in Key West. It is just one of those articles that Won't jell, but don't give up all hope yet. WELL, we have a small victory. In my suit against the iownhouse construction on Rest Beach by Carl Rongo, Inc., I won a final judgement that refuses him permission to continue his townhouse development unless he obtains a special exception from the Board of Adjustment of the City of Key West. Even though the City Commissioners (with the exception of Commissioner Weekley) refused to consider the townhouse project by Vincent Caselles a townhouse project, the Rongo townhouse development is now officially defined aa a townhouse development,, and it has to follow procedures set up for such a development. SEE YOU in November. see from the photo, it has the same general shape as those fine old brick buildings next to -it, but, at present anyway, it is very out-of-keeping with many of the handsome buildings in the area. There are plans to gingerbread it somewhat, and maybe this will help. IT WOULD BE NICE if..the candidates who are no longer in the running or who have been elected would take down their signs. Too often Key West has signs of Cover artist this time -is Richard Silverman. Richard is the owner of the Herb Garden store on Southard Street. HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R , SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O P SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRES S CIT Y in n HOU R SUBSCRIPTIO N J KMU » M Y STAT E M ZI P _.Qu r mailin g address : 82 1 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phon e number s ar e 29^-10^ 1 & 294—2^0 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 Solarea Hill t s a community newspaper published every month on the slopes of Solares Hill, Key West's highest point, by Solaces Hill Company, 821 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 23040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITOR BILL HUCKEL COPY EDITOR, DONNA MARSH ASSOCIATE EDITOR RICHARD MARSH ART DIRECTION . HALT HYLA EDITORIAL CONSULTANT BILL WESTRAY With a little help from our friends . Solare s Hil l Co. , Inc . , ©Solares Hill l87ts CAR L DEA N b y Phoeb e Coa n phot o b y Richar d Mars h CARL' S BEE N O N th e Ke y Wes t musi c scen e fo r a lon g tim e now . Musi c ha s bee n hi s firs t love , an d eve r sinc e h e ca n rent e r-b e r , h e ha s bee n drummin g wit h silverwar e whil e listenin g t o th e radio . H e ha d alway s expresse d tha t desire . " I jus t fel t a natura l inclinatio n fro m within, " h e claims . " I don' t thin k art ist s ar e made , they'r e born. " "M y parent s didn' t hav e muc h t o d o wit h it . I wa s jus t bor n t o rl o it . The y sar i 6 , 'G o b e a docto r o r a schoolteacher. ' The y didn' t understand . A s a yeun g teen age r I wa s o n m y ow n i n Charleston , find in g i t out . "I t wa s m y grandfathe r wh o di d un derstand . H e tol d the m t o le t m e d o i t an d go t m e m y firs t se t o f drums . H e too k m e t o a musi c stor e o n Duva l Stree t an d tol d m e t o pic k ou t wha t I wanted. " CARL' S GRANDAD , George , cam e fro m th e Bahama s a t th e ag e o f 28 . H e pu t o n minstre l show s an d di d som e singing . H e wa s th e firs t Blac k ma n t o hav e a hors e an d bugg y aroun d town , an d wa s als o int o th e grocer y business , truck s an d wrecking . Car l worke d o n th e truck s wit h him . Carl , Ke y Wes t bred , wa s on e o f te n childre n bor n o f Georg e Jr . an d Valderin e Dean . H e ha s man y relative s i n town , bu t ha s cultivate d hi s ow n musician' s life style . : Car l playe d wit h th e schoo l band , bu t ende d u p studyin g wit h Willia m Mc Kenzie . Hi s cousin , Joh n Higgins , wa s a drumme r wit h a ban d o n weekend s wit h McKenzie . Carl , the n 16 , love d dancing , an d s o h e went . Durin g th e band' s brea k h e steppe d u p t o tak e a turn , an d ende d u p wit h a n invitatio n t o pla y wit h th e man . Th e followin g weeken d Car l wa s cleanin g window s afte r school , an d Mc Kenzi e cam e t o wher e h e wa s workin g an d tol d hi m t o com e an d pla y wit h hi m tha t night . K e promise d t o teac h Car l wha t h e didn' t know . Car l ende d u p bein g unde r hi s tutelag e fo r 3 years . "Whe n yo u com e ou t fro m unde r hi m it' s lik e havin g bee n i n an y conservatory. " THE N CAR L wen t t o Miam i wit h Natur e Boy , a guitaris t fro m a spo t calle d Bubb a Jack's . Car l sa t i n wit h hi m an d hun g ou t i n Miam i fo r quit e a fe w year s there after H e becam e a drop-i n studen t a t th e Universit y o f Miami , an d fille d i n an y othe r gap s i n hi s musica l educatio n throug h Pop s Archie , a jazzman . H e wa s als o wit h Bil l Peoples , anothe r drummer . H e playe d i n place s u p ther e lik e th e Si r Joh n Loung e an d th e Mar y Elizabet h Lounge . Car l bega n t o realiz e wha t h e alway s intuitivel y knew , whic h wa s tha t th e happies t momen t i n lif e fo r hi m wa s whe n h e wa s playin g — o r whe n h e wa s wit h a lady . "Playin g drum s i s lik e bein g wit h RECOR D an d TAP E SAL E $7.9 8 LIS T PRIC E NOW . 2 2 $ 5 THR U OCTOBE R A T TH E Environmenta l Circu s 51 8 DUVA L STREE T Summe r Hour s 129 Close d Sunda y a beautifu l woman, " h e says . "Th e musi c goe s han d i n han d wit h th e spiritual . Carl at the Pier Bouse "Whe n I wor k som e gigs , it' s fo r ' th e mone y I nee d t o survive . An d some time s th e mone y doesn' t matte r — jus t th e music. " Hos t Dr y Cleane r fo r carpets . S o easy , s o quick , s o clean . Hos t Dr y Cleane r clean s you r carpetin g thoroughl y wit h a minimu m o f effor t o n you r part . Yo u jus t sprea d th e organi c com pound , wor k i t in ' wit h th e specia l Hos t Dr y Cleane r machine , an d vacuu m i t up . Th e compoun d loosens , absorb s an d extract s eve n th e heavies t ground-i n soil . You r roo m "i s ready fo r immediat e use . There' s n o streak ing . An d n o stick y residu e t o attrac t mor e dirt . Ren t Hos t Dr y Cleane r an d d o tha t carpetin g jo b one , two . three . I Hol m Floo r Coverin g Co . 52 1 FLEMIN G STREE T PHON E 296-209 1 AFTE R CARL' S mothe r died , h e cam e bac k t o Ke y West , bein g n o grea t fa n o f cit y life . H e worke d aroun d an d wa s wit h man y differen t musician s an d groups . Car l playe d i n man y place s i n Ke y Wes t then . Place s n o longe r her e such . as : th e To p Hat , Regula r Fellows , Jungl e Bar , Rudy's , Midget , Ancho r Inn , Al l Tha t Jaz z an d Ceci l Bain' s Clu b 21 . H e say s th e happies t musica l period s o f hi s ca ree r wer e i n th e earl y 60's , whe n h e playe d wit h th e Larr y Vanc e Quinte t an d th e Mellowtones . H e eve n di d a stin t fo r Recor d Worl d o n Duva l Street , peddlin g th e sound s tha t way . (Recor d World , I ca n attest , wa s a brie f bu t colorfu l in stitutio n fo r th e youn g peopl e o f Ke y West . Yo u coul d g o ther e t o listen , dance , perhap s t o buy. ) CAR L WA S OU T i n Californi a fo r a coupl e o f year s an d ha d a chanc e t o b e wit h variou s players . Ther e wa s Kenn y Burrel l an d jus t a s man y unknow n musi cians , wh o wer e a s goo d a s thos e known . H e wa s ther e afte r Th e Haigh t an d live d i n th e sam e hous e wit h Bobb y Hutchinso n (playe d vibes) . A t 38 , Car l feel s h e i s stil l de veloping , playin g wit h othe r musicians . "W e ge t eac h othe r hig h u p there , whe n w e pla y together, " h e says . "I t i s a communicatio n tha t grow s fro m experience. " CAR L LIKE S T O PLA Y wit h hi s eye s closed . Thi s wa y h e i s pickin g u p an d sendin g ou t message s (lik e a ha m oper ator ) . I t i s aki n t o wha t wa s represent e d i n th e movie , Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here , i n th e fina l scenes , th e Martian s lan d afte r bein g contacte d b y musica l note s fro m a grea t xylophone . Th e universa l languag e (music ) i s ex pressin g a universa l trut h (love) . Th e peace , wel l bein g an d immediat e under standin g ar e experience d an d passe d o n eve n t o th e observers . "Car l ha s a goo d wrist . H e keep s i t going, " say s a n ol d frien d wh o ha s watche d hi m pla y man y times . "Yo u forge t you r worrie s whe n yo u play . Yo u pain t a picture....Tr y t o ge t a messag e across, " say s Carl . " I hav e playe d danc e music , bu t I prefe r other s t o se e what' s goin g int o m y music . I f they'r e dancin g the y don' t se e th e creativ e thin g goin g i n th e music . "Th e musi c itsel f i s a God-give n gift . That' s wher e i t come s from . Wit h a grou p sometimes , improvisation s becom e ver y dynamic . "Also , I fee l tha t i f a drumme r take s tim e t o sing , i t take s awa y fro m th e actua l forc e o f th e music . Som e ca n d o it . I jus t lik e t o abl e t o clos e m y eye s an d cook . Th e voic e i s anothe r in strument . "No w I' m int o jaz z an d jaz z roc k typ e music ; bu t actually , I' m int o al l FABRI C WORL D 61 3 SIMONTO N TEL.294-1773/KE Y WEST.FLA .

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ROS E T/ITTO O 10 9 VavaJL S&tee t Itl-uhu to thank all ouA ^/tizndi and family io)i thoJjL iuppo^X duAlng OUM. &ua>t jeaM. with ipzcAjal thanU> to The. Back Pouch Ca£e. Rdiohoth, Velwxuie. G/utce, 7la.ce., Richmond, VOL. Emile. and Joan William SeAving dinneA Wed . Sat. 1 til U ^Sunday Wvunch 1U30 to 3 VuxLng OctobeA 305-296-6436 o f it . I ca n g o eithe r way . " CARL' S FAVORIT E composer s ar e peo pl e lik e Quinc y Jones / Duk e Ellington , Mile s Davis , Joh n Coltrane , an d Theloniu s Monk , t o nam e a few . ( I ca n remembe r hearin g som e o f thes e peopl e playin g a t 63r d an d Cottag e Grov e aroun d Chicag o 1 7 year s ago . An d I woul d sa y Car l i s a smoot h renditio n her e o f hi s ow n kind . He' s a ver y good , polishe d drummer . He' s go t tha t beat. ) A S FO R growin g up-her e o n th e island , Car l say s h e like s th e slo w pace . "Bu t th e musica l outle t isn' t tha t much . I lik e no t havin g t o worr y abou t a ca r t o ge t around , thing s lik e that . I lik e th e waters . Th e somewha t fre e spiri t tha t i t use d t o hav e that' s fadin g fro m Ke y West . That ' s i n th e ai r o f a place , an d I mis s i t ver y much . "Downtow n peopl e ge t t o b e lik e Ne w Yor k Cit y o r something . Th e lifestyl e i s to o sophisticate d fo r Ke y West. " A S T O th e stat e o f musi c today , Car l feel s "it' s goo d an d it' s bad . It jus t depend s o n whos e you'r e hearing . Bu t there 1 s no t enoug h liv e musi c i n Ke y West . To o muc h disco , whic h i s sloppy , emotiona l stuff . Musi c shoul d b e up liftin g t o th e soul . "I'd..lik e t o se e a serie s o f jaz z concert s starte d her e i n town . Th e Bul l get s th e onl y decen t actio n righ t now . W e nee d mor e places . "Th e clu b owner s nee d t o ope n thei r mind s u p t o liv e music . ..t o tak e a chance . At leas t o n th e weekend s ther e ar e enoug h loca l peopl e aroun d t o suppor t it . " I lik e t o hea r Samb u an d Dwigh t pla y th e conga s a t Sunset, " say s Carl . Ther e ha s alway s bee n a colorfu l influ x her e o f stree t musicians . H E HA H PLAYE D wit h Dic k Wilso n an d Sand y Alle n fro m Ban d o f Pools . H e ha s bee n playin g wit h Joh n McGahee , th e trumpe t player , a t th e Pie r Hous e fo r man y week s now . H e wil l b e movin g o n t o a ne w place , Vit o Scargetti's , wit h thi s grou p o n Duva l Stree t th e secon d wee k i n October . He' s als o spen t a lo t o f tim e wit h Coffe e Butle r ("soli d wit h talent" ) o n an d of f fo r te n years . THROUG H TH E YEARS , ther e hav e bee n man y musician s suc h a s Edwa r Weech , War re n an d Bobb y Lowe , Shan a L a Verne , "Miller, " Rober t Butler , Harr y Chipchase , etc. , wit h who m Car l ha s collaborate d t o kee p peopl e listening , feelin g an d stomp in g a s well . FUTUR E PROJECTION S fo r Carl' s group , Win d Song , includ e th e grou p goin g t o Washingto n D.C , wher e Dic k Wilson , pianist , plan s t o stud y fo r a doctorat e an d Car l plan s t o lear n piano . "We'r e bot h interchangeable , ye t trul y indivi dual, " say s Dic k o f hi s musicall y tele pathi c relationshi p wit h Carl . " A tru e musicia n dedicate s himsel f t o hi s music , an d ther e i s n o othe r sat isfactio n lik e it . Thi s i s a onenes s — almos t a n addictio n — mor e importan t tha n yourself, " Wilso n said . "I f yo u ar e playin g yo u ar e bein g natural . Yo u hav e t o giv e i t all , an d thi s i s a ver y demandin g thing . Bu t i t i s a deman d tha t yo u lov e an d nee d t o fulfill. " THE Y AGRE E THAT , lik e love , musi c keep s lif e fro m bein g colorles s an d dul l Whe n th e musi c flows , lif e flow s within . A frien d tol d m e once , "Whe n yo u haven' t bee n listenin g t o music , it' s lik e you' v bee n awa y fro m wher e it' s at. " som e remark s G° ° d Healt h & G OO( f ft * Th e Famil y Dayton a Spa s & Saun a o f Ke y Wes t Ho t o r Col d Insid e o r Outsid e KE Y WES T 294-558 6 For Information Call H.O, "Hank" Doyle RE D BALLOO N MESSAG E SERVIC E 4-558 6 I N OU R specia l electio n issu e las t month , Solares Hill agai n backe d candi date s fo r publi c offic e i n th e Monro e Count y area . Ou r endorsemen t mean t tha t W e wer e unanimou s i n ou r approva l o f th e candidate , an d ou r preferenc e mean t tha t "ther e wa s som e hesitatio n abou t ou r all ou t support , bu t tha t w e fel t tha t th e candidat e wa s th e mor e favore d b y ou r group . Ther e ar e jus t thre e seat s wit h "Whic h w e wil l b e dealin g thi s issu e fo r th e run-of f o n Octobe r 5 . The y ar e Stat e Senator , Distric t 40 ; Count y Commissioner , Distric t 4 ; an d th e Florid a Key s Aqueduc t -Authority , Distric t 1 . FO R STAT E SENATOR , Distric t 4Q , w e Wer e strongl y behin d Mik e Simonhoff . FO R COUNT Y COMMISSIONER , Distric t 4 , w e wholeheartedl y endors e Jerr y Shipley . T o quot e fro m las t month' s pape r "w e thin k SjLmonhoff , wh o finishe d thir d i n thi s jra.e e jus t behin d loca l candidat e Jac k Spottswood , ha s publicl y pledge d hi s tota l "suppor t t o Spottswoo d i n hi s run of f agains t Dic k Anderson . W e lik e man y o£ Spottswoo d • s feeling s o n issues , an d lx& i s ou r preferre d candidat e i n thi s race . tha t h e (Jerr y Shipley ) ha s bee n on e o f th e fines t commissioner s tha t w e hav e ha d i n th e Keys, " an d w e stil l fee l th e same . FO R TH E FKA A sea t i n Distric t 1 , w e full y backe d new-come r Bo b Archer , bu t h e los t ou t t o E d Jackso n fo r th e run-off . W e sai d abou t Jackso n i n September 1 s is sue , "E d Jackso n ha s previousl y impresse d u s wit h hi s independenc e o f decisio n an d hi s aggressivenes s fo r tha t whic h h e be lieves. " W e migh t ad d a t thi s point tha t whe n Jackso n wa s o n th e Utilit y Board , h e sounde d th e alar m abou t futur e problem s tha t woul d bese t Cit y Electri c unles s prope r maintenanc e procedure s wer e fol lowed . The y weren't , o f course , an d w e al l kno w wha t happened . W e prefe r E d Jackso n fo r thi s sea t wit h th e FKAA . THER E I S GOIN G T O B E a raffle't o ai d th e newl y forme d Stoc k Island-Ke y Som e Remark s continue d o n pag e 1 8 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 FISHERMEN ! CANOE S CA N GE T YO U INT O PLACE S THA T POWERBOAT S CANNO T GO . $20.0 0 PE R PERSO N s P.O . BO X 6 2 BI G PIN E KEY , FLORID A 3304 3 O R PHON E (305)872-2620 • * EXERCIS E STUDI O D o Yoursel f A Favor ! RELAX—EXERCIS E GE T I N SHAP E Cal l No w Fo r A Fre e Visi t 296-224 9 DON' T PU T I T OF F ANOTHE R DAY ! A VARIET Y O F SPECIA L PROGRAM S AR E AVAILABLE . WE'R E SUR E T O HAV E ON E JUS T RIGH T FO R YOU ! Mon.-Fri . 99 Sat . 95 Haban a Plaz a 296-224 9 Th e WHIT E HOUS E NO W SERVIN G NOO N T O MIDNIGH T offering natural foods created for the tropics in an atmosphere dedicated to you. Hair Studio for men & women also offering Tropica l clothin g • Accessorie s Jewelr y • Stationer y Hom e Furnishing s Phone : (305 ) 294-468 7 110 0 Duva l Stree t • Ke y Wes t Close d Tuesday s

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ISLAN D IMPORTE D CAR S 197 8 DATSUN 280Z note s an d antic-dote s b y Doroth y Rayme r < ? [?& < 2&r Jzonupsuat s 'eke. TH E COLO R SCHEM E o f a ne w padd y wago n "acquired " b y th e Ke y Wes t Polic e Departmen t intrigue s me . It' s a maroo n an d whit e jo b with , a blu e bubbl e ligh t atop , I aske d wha t th e in sid e wa s like , bu t m y informan t didn' t know . I'l l be t i t isn' t an y mor e comfortabl e i n th e interio r tha n polic e van s wer e year s ago . I kno w fro m persona l experience . No w befor e I ge t int o thi s par t i n Th e Dir e Episode s o f Doroth y (lik e th e Peril s o f Pauline) , le t m e giv e th e prelude . ACCORDIN G T O officia l record , whe n Harr y S . Truma n wa s Presiden t o f th e Unite d States , h e spen t eleve n workin g vacation s o n th e island , stayin g o n th e Nava l Statio n a t th e Littl e Whit e House . Hi s arrival s wer e alway s signale d b y a n advanc e squa d o f Secre t Servic e men , wh o filtere d int o tow n i n advanc e o f th e mai n Presidentia l party , an d scoute d th e area . Mor e o f th e S S agent s accompanie d Truman' s retinue . The y protecte d th e President , hi s family , an d an y VIP s aroun d th e clock . THER E WA S A Cuban-America n residen t wh o delighte d i n enter tainin g th e Secre t Servic e me n an d th e specia l U.S . Marine s o n duty . Th e hos t an d hostes s alway s provide d a lavis h Cuban-styl e feas t a t thei r home . Sinc e th e governmenta l watchdog s coul d neve r b e presen t al l a t th e sam e time , arrangement s wer e mad e s o tha t th e honore d guest s coul d atten d th e festivit y i n relays . Preparatio n fo r th e festivit y bega n i n earl y morning . A sucklin g pi g wa s pu t o n a spi t t o roas t ove r a trench-pi t du g i n th e bac k yard . Th e por k wa s cooke d al l day , baste d a t regu la r intervals . Al l sort s o f Cuba n dishes , plai n an d fancy , wer e als o o n th e list : paella , arro z co n polio , frijole s negros , piccadillo , yucca , an d o n throug h t o fla n an d tropica l frui t serve d o n ice . A s fo r drinks , a n amazin g arra y o f cocktail s an d froth y ru m concoction s wer e dispense d from a n outsid e ba r o n th e grounds , a s wel l a s fro m a ba r se t u p i n th e dinin g roo m nea r th e buffe t table . I ARRIVE D fo r th e secon d phas e o f th e evenin g escorte d b y a lieutenan t i n th e Nav y who m I ha d know n fo r severa l years . H e wa s aboar d a visitin g destroyer , whic h wa s her e fo r Truman' s visit . Luke , hi s nickname , ha d onc e bee n statione d i n Ke y Wes t an d wa s wel l know n t o mos t o f th e politico s an d othe r militar y officer s presen t a t th e fete . A s th e evenin g becam e night , th e foo d wa s consume d a t a n appreciativ e rate , s o th e hostes s brough t o n a hug e turkey , whic h ha d t o b e carved . M y escor t volunteere d t o perfor m th e tas k an d di d s o wit h professiona l skill . Th e hostes s wa s s o gratefu l tha t sh e an d he r husban d presente d hi m wit h a bottl e o f aged , rar e brandy . Luk e wa s elate d wit h al l th e compliment s an d generousl y offere d t o shar e th e brandy , whic h h e ha d opened . Sinc e most o f th e crow d ha d bee n quaffin g rum , onl y tw o o r thre e sippe d som e o f th e fin e liquor , bu t Luk e bega n nippin g frequently . I couldn' t pr y hi m awa y fro m hi s scen e o f triump h fo r nearl y tw o hours . B y tha t tim e i t wa s pas t midnigh t an d th e part v wa s breakin g up . * I HA D WOR N a long-skirte d evenin g gown , sinc e w e ha d planne d t o g o dancin g a t For t Taylor . Luk e wa s no t i n uniform , havin g donne d a pai r o f dar k slack s an d shirt . Unde r th e circumstances , I though t i t bes t t o forge t an y furthe r expedition s fo r th e niqht . I n fact , I eve n suggeste d gettin g a tax i an d leavin g th e ca r a sunglas s emporiu m 13 4 DUVA L STREE T 294-032 9 LARGES T SELECTIO N O F SUNGLASSE S wher e w e ha d parke d i t nea r th e sit e o f th e party . Bu t Luke' s machism o ha d ballooned , an d h e insiste d tha t wa s insultin g him . Rathe r tha n sti r u p hi s antagonis m i n fron t o f s o man y people , I go t int o th e ancien t blac k Packar d h e ha d borrowed , an d w e se t ou t o n a somewha t errati c cours e fo r m y cottag e nea r th e cres t o f Solare s Hil l (ah , coincidencel) , aroun d th e corne r fro m Weintraub' s grocer y stor e wher e Angel a Stree t join s Elizabeth . THER E HA D BEE N a ras h o f prowler s i n th e vicinity , s o ther e wer e polic e lookout s poste d i n th e neighborhood . On e o f the m stoo d watc h fro m a secon d stor y balcon y a t th e store . O f cours e w e wer e unawar e o f thi s vigilance , o r o f th e accompanyin g polic e va n nearby . W e pulle d u p o n Angel a Stree t i n fron t o f m y place , an d Luk e jockeye d t o par k th e bi g ca r i n a spac e to o smal l fo r it . H e starte d t o mak e roo m b y backin g agains t th e fron t o f a n aut o parke d behin d him . I n s o doing , h e bange d int o th e othe r ve hicle , creatin g a lou d nois e i n th e stil l night . Th e soun d o f th e contac t alerte d "th e law. " B y th e tim e I climbe d ou t o f th e fron t sea t an d reache d th e safet y ( I thought ) o f th e sidewalk , onl y a fe w yard s fro m m y ow n fron t door , I wa s converge d upo n b y tw o burl y cops , on e fro m th e patro l wago n whic h ha d swun g aroun d th e corner , an d th e othe r wh o ha d com e dow n fro m th e stor e balcony . TH E PATROLMA N approache d th e Packard . Luk e wa s stil l be hin d th e whee l an d th e moto r wa s running , s o h e couldn' t clai m h e wa s parke d an d no t driving . "Let' s se e you r driver' s license, " demande d th e cop , leanin g i n th e ca r window . Luk e haule d ou t hi s walle t an d searche d i t t o n o avail . The n h e shuffle d th e content s o f th e glov e compart ment . Stil l n o license . H e mumbled , " I mus t hav e lef t i t i n m y othe r trouser s aboar d ship. " B y tha t time , th e policema n ha d evidentl y go t a stron g whif f o f Luke' s brandy-scente d breath . H e ordere d Luk e ou t o f th e car . Unfortunatel y th e bottl e o f brand y rolle d ou t o n th e stree t fro m th e ca r floor . Th e bottl e wa s abou t a thir d full . Th e policema n retrieve d i t an d announced , "How' s tha t fo r positiv e evidence? " H e reache d i n an d remove d th e ignitio n keys , the n agai n ordere d Luk e ou t o f th e car . THI S WA S ACCOMPLISHE D wit h complaint s an d grea t effort , unti l Luk e stoo d teeterin g bac k an d fort h o n th e road . H e wa s nudge d t o th e sidewal k besid e me . Ther e h e assume d a n arrogan t attitud e an d intoned , "D o yo u happe n t o kno w wh o I am ? I a m a nava l office r an d I deman d release . " I kicke d Luk e i n th e ankl e an d warned , "Shu t upi " I didn' t kno w th e cops , bu t I coul d sens e th e risin g antagonis m betwee n Luk e an d hi s captors . Th e patrolma n asked , "Wha t di d yo u say? " H e glare d a t me . " I sai d 'Shu t up, ' sir , bu t I mean t i t fo r Luke , no t you, " I replied . Th e policema n snorted , an d brandishe d hi s nightstick . H e gesture d towar d th e waitin g Blac k Mari a an d commande d "Ge t in 1 . Bot h o f you! " TH E BAC K DOOR S wer e swun g wide , an d w e climbe d th e mountin g step s t o ente r th e dar k interior . Insid e ther e wer e tw o long , woode n benche s linin g th e side s o f th e wagon . Th e seat s wer e smooth , har d an d slippery . Ther e wer e n o han d grips . Whe n th e door s wer e slamme d shut , th e drive r starte d of f wit h a lurch , an d w e sli d halfwa y dow n th e benc h towar d th e fron t o f th e van . I t wa s almos t pitc h blac k inside . W e couldn' t se e out , bu t fro m th e til t o f th e vehicl e I realize d w e wer e goin g dow n Angel a towar d Duva l Street , WWJ E BETTLE 5 MR)EK f Tik i Head s 25 % Of f TH E FUNCTIO N STOR E sav e 20% ! ou r natura l bambo o matchstic k o r tortois e rollup s (complet e wit h al l hardware ) dres s u p ever y roo m fro m earl y atti c t o donghi a deluxe , choos e unobtrusiv e natura l matchstic k o r ou r dramati c Vi'-slatte d wood-burne d tortois e bamboo , measur e you r window s & rol l 'e m t o fas t buck' s t o sav e a bi g 20 % size 2%x6 ' 3x6 ' 3'/ixB ' 4x6 ' matchstick tortoise reg. $10.0 0 $12.0 0 $13.5 0 $15.0 0 sat e $ 8.0 0 $ 9.6 0 $10.8 0 $12.0 0 reg. $13.5 0 $16.5 0 $18.5 0 $21.0 0 sale $10.8 0 $13.2 0 $14.8 0 $16.8 0 an d now , lo r slidin g glas s doors , 6x7 ' rollups , matchstic k reg. $25.00 , sal e $20.00 ; tortois e reg . $39.00 , sal e $31.20 . w e delive r I n ke y west ! cal l 294-200 7 t o order . 52 4 duval . ope n 106 ever y day . i Fal l i n lov e wit h a lamp . I t happen s al l th e tim e a t LIGHTIN G WORLD . Sto p i n an d se e fo r yourself . W e can' t guarante e "lov e a t firs t sight " bu t w e fee l con fiden t tha t ther e wil l a t leas t b e a meaningfu l relation shi p i n th e offing . Ou r "i n stock " selectio n no w include s tabl e lamps , outdoo r porc h an d yar d lamps , trac k lighting , recesse d ceilin g fixture s and , o f course , chandeliers . EXCUS E ME FO R &TARINO, BU T HAVEN T W E ME T BEFOR E ? WO? WEL L THEN , IT S ABOU T TIME THA T W E DID . LIGHTIN G KE Y WEST , FLA . SEARSTOW N 294-791 6 Ke y Wes t Pr o Div e Shop . Inc . I W • SALE S • SERVIC E • RENTAL S • AI R Sho p Ope n 9 a m 6 p m ^ W e accep t al l majo r credi t card s DAIL Y REE F TRIP S AT10:3 0 Explore the only living coral reefs in North America aboard the Largest Dive Boat in Key West The Oldest Dive Shop with a complete selection of major equipment. 160 5 Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d I Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 V 296-382 3 erase r cliaig e

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Th e Oldes t Therap y Know n t o Ma n NO W AVAILABL E A T OL D ISLAN D MASSAG E ANDTHERAP Y CLINI C offerin g * Therapeuti c Massag e "Colo n Irrigatio n Therap y * Whirlpoo l Bat h * Paraffi n Bat h * Stea m Bot h I Appointment s Schedule d alternatel y t o accommodat e bot h me n an d wome n Evenin g & weeken d App . Availabl e GI L ADAM S RM T 294-444 4 322 5 Floflle r (Rear ) Acros s from Flagle r Pos t Offic e SAI L TH E BEAUTIFU L WATER S OF TH E KEY S BEYON D U..5 . 1 HOURL Y HAL F DA T FUL L DA Y Ttzrhooh hliaht SAI L CHARTER S 7 KE Y WES T F L 294-3106 designe r appare l me n & or Luoine n W E SLI D alon g th e seat s towar d th e front , the n bac k agai n a s th e wago n cam e t o a n abrup t halt . Th e rea r door s wer e yanke d open , an d I coul d glimps e jus t enoug h o f th e outsid e settin g t o kno w w e ha d stoppe d alongsid e th e Tropics , a rowd y nigh t spot , corne r o f Angel a an d Duva l Streets . It' s no w th e sit e o f th e highl y respectabl e Lowel l C . Restaurant . Withi n seconds , a mo b o f white-ha t sailor s appeared , shove d alon g b y mem ber s o f th e Shor e Patrol . Evidently , the y ha d bee n fighting , fo r thei r uni form s wer e i n disarray , an d face s looke d battered , but the y wer e i n a laughin g moo d a s the y stumble d aboar d an d fel l ont o th e benches . On e youn g servicema n leere d a t me , shove d hi s roun d ha t ove r a n ey e an d saluted . "Hi , Babe! " h e said . A T THA T POIN T Luk e assume d hi s officer < s dignit y an d retorted , "Ho w dar e yo u spea k t o he r lik e that ? Sh e i s a lady.' " Th e sailo r grinne d an d retorted , "Yeah ? Well , then , what' s sh e doin g i n th e paddywagon? " "You'v e got a poin t there , Bubba, " I sai d a s th e va n jolte d off , al l th e "inmates " slippin g an d slidin g o n th e slipper y seats . A guar d wa s balance d o n th e va n step s fo r th e res t o f th e journey , an d a s th e door s wer e slightl y ajar , I coul d se e ou t alon g th e route . W e rattle d o n t o ou r destination , th e Ol d Cit y Hal l a t An n Stree t an d Greene . Polic e departmen t office s wer e o n stree t level , an d w e wer e jus t a stone' s thro w fro m The Key West Citizen office . I hope d non e o f m y staf f colleague s wer e hangin g aroun d th e locality . I though t tha t I might b e abl e t o eas e in t o headquarter s undetected , i f yo u wil l excus e th e expression . SMAL L CHANC E o f that. ' Th e wago n s wer e slamme d wid e open , an d th e tiMALL CHANC E O f that. 1 T ] door s wer e slamme d wid e open , O/S . liea d f a fai l m»o*mlnm whift e I virgmi fce y west , S'.3dft.m.-5130p.m . wow.-sa'S" . 29*486 6 pat Harry cloer r graduates »f the academ y of ieq ornomma a t 8t.yat*r$huvet pic k u » f delivery -fi** m suqarSonf to fccy wcs * y ptntnq wit h T « care-al l hreedB-alt sixe s sailor s scramble d out , the n forme d a doubl e lin e throug h whic h I wa s oblige d t o pass . The y bowe d i n ragge d arra y an d mad e comment s suc h a s "Mak e wa y fo r he r ladyship, " an d "Roya l escort s a t you r service. " I decide d I migh t a s wel l fac e th e situatio n wit h humor . Assumin g a moc k haught y pose , I gathere d u p th e he m o f m y gow n an d swep t regall y int o th e sta tion . I n th e oute r offic e I recognize d th e polic e lieutenan t o n des k duty . H e looke d shocke d a s h e sa w m e an d exclaimed , "Wha t ar e you doin g here? " GLA D T O SE E a membe r o f th e forc e wit h who m I wa s acquainted , I launche d int o hurrie d explanatio n abou t sayin g "shut-up " t o m y date , bu t no t t o th e arrestin g officer . Th e des k officia l studie d m e fo r a fe w seconds . "Okay . Yo u ca n wai t i n th e Chief' s office, " h e said . I wa s ushere d int o th e adjacen t roo m wit h a nois y backgroun d sendof f fro m th e sailors . Comment s included , "Bye-bye , Queeni e , giv e 'e m th e roya l wha t •for! " an d "Goo d night , you r ladyship, " plu s som e bawd y remark s whic h don' t bea r repeating . I WAITE D fo r a t leas t a hal f hou r whil e th e bookin g proces s wen t o n i n th e oute r office . Th e doo r wa s hal f ope n an d I coul d se e an d hea r wha t wa s goin g on . Th e "disorderl y dozen " wer e rele gate d t o shor e patro l control . The n th e assistan t t o th e Chie f o f Polic e cam e int o th e inne r room . H e said , " I wan t yo u t o witnes s this. " Luk e wa s brough t i n glarin g an d belligeren t b y a cit y policeman . Th e chief' s assistan t said , "No w watc h thi s closely . W e giv e a fe w test s t o deter min e degre e o f intoxication. " First , h e tosse d a dim e o n th e floo r an d ordere d Luk e t o pic k i t up . Luk e wh o ha d sobere d u p a little , sneere d an d snarled , Mak e i t a fifty-cen t piec e an d mayb e I will. " H e added , » i can' t wal k 4 r \ KE Y WES T ; • % Wheel s Fin e Bieycle s 1S0 9 Truma n Ope n Monda y Saturda y a straigh t line , either , s o don' t bothe r t o hav e m e try . S o what' s next? " A balloo n "breathalizer " test , that' s what ! Bu t tha t didn' t com e of f either . Luk e wa s s o inebriate d h e faile d t o blo w u p th e balloo n use d i n th e process i TH E DETECTIV E i n charg e o f th e de monstratio n pointe d ou t wit h heav y sar casm , "You r lieutenan t claim s h e forgo t hi s license . Le t m e tel l you , h e ha s a recor d o f repeate d drunke n driving , an d hi s licens e wa s suspende d fo r a year . Tha t wa s severa l month s ago. " S o i t wa s bac k t o th e drun k tan k fo r Luke , an d a polic e office r wa s as signe d t o driv e m e home . A S W E LEF T th e statio n I spotte d a Nav y securit y office r an d manage d t o tel l hi m abou t Luke' s plight . I sug geste d h e shoul d ge t i n touc h wit h th e executiv e office r o f Luke' s ship , sinc e I though t thing s wer e goin g t o b e toug h fo r Luke . I learne d late r tha t thi s wa s done . Withi n a fe w days , Luk e wa s trans ferre d t o Sa n Diego . N o stor y concernin g th e bizarr e episod e wa s printe d i n th e newspaper , fo r whic h I wa s thankful . A LON G TIM E afte r th e experienc e wa s al l over , I couldn' t resis t insert in g a crypti c lin e i n m y column , "Conc h Chowder. " I t wa s merel y a n obliqu e referenc e o n a lis t o f item s du e fo r cit y improvement . "Recommended : bette r padde d paddy wagons . " Northsid e Driv e b y Mac k Dryde n ALMOS T $100,00 0 ha s alread y bee n spen t o h f th e Northsid e Driv e repavin g project , s o wit h 1 5 pe r cen t o f th e jo b complete d there' s n o turnin g back . How ever , w e promise d ou r reader s bac k i n Jun e tha t we' d tr y t o fin d ou t wh y th e count y commissio n accepte d a bi d tha t wa s $240,00 0 highe r tha n th e count y en gineer s estimate d i t woul d be . Not surprisingly , considerin g th e Monro e Count y Commissio n i s involved , ou r questio n triggere d persona l insinua tion s an d charges , som e o f the m aime d a t u s fo r "makin g trouble " ove r somethin g w e can' t chang e now . BRIEFLY , wha t happene d wa s tha t i n May , Charle y Toppin o an d Sons , Inc . sub mitte d th e onl y bi d fo r th e project . Toppino' s bi d wa s $720,000 , whic h shocke d th e commissio n an d th e consultin g engi neerin g fir m o f Post-Buckley , Schu h an d Jernigan , wh o designe d th e projec t an d estimate d i t woul d cos t a mer e $481,000 . B y th e now-traditiona l 32 vot e — wit h th e Ke y Wes t commissioner s outvotin g Middl e an d Uppe r Key s commissioner s Ship le y an d Schloesse r • — th e bi d wa s ac cepted . Shortl y thereafter , th e count y an d th e .contracto r sa t dow n an d hammere d ou t a ne w contrac t tha t trimme d $100,00 0 of f th e pric e withou t significantl y af fectin g th e qualit y o f th e job . HOW ? ON E MIGH T ASK . Th e answe r ex plain s a lot , includin g what coul d b e on e reaso n behin d th e commission' s re placemen t o f -Post-Buckle y — whic h ha d bee n th e county' s consultin g engineerin g fir m fo r 1 6 year s — wit h th e fir m o f Reynolds , Smit h an d Hills . Th e switc h wa s a little-noticed.even t tha t coul d ver y wel l hav e a noticeabl e impac t o n th e "style " o f roadbuildin g i n th e Keys . N o reaso n wa s give n fo r Post-Buck ley' s sudden , termination , bu t whe n aske d wh y h e though t hi s fir m wa s ousted , th e d d islan d Tradin g Vost "On e o f th e 10 0 bes t restaurant s i n Florida " — Florida Trend Magazine, 1978 Pian o Ba r Nightl y featurin g Jo e Lowe , pian o an d Barbar a Willard , vocalis t 294-103 4 301-30 3 Whitehea d St . Ope n 6 Night s Fo r Dinne r Close d Wednesda y • i AN D LOtlNG e Polynesia n Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a Tropica l Islan d Atmospher e 294-691 2 U.S . 1 a t Garriso n Bigh t Nee d a paperbac k fo r th e beach ? ( J ISLAN D Th e lates t a/miPSf. bestselle r fo r a friend ? /MM] 41 6 GREEN E ST . CJPSTAI1R S 294-632 6 FUL L SERVIC E SALO N O r a gam e t o pla y th e su n goe s BOO K p !• • JV C 1 W JP P 1 WAL K IN S WELCOM E

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. 0 OU R IC E CREA M —Breyers — OU R JUICE S -Fruity IC E CREA M PARIO R « TROPICA L FRUI T JUICE S 20 8 rXIVA L STREE T ANCHO R MEW S •* • COURTYAR D PHON E 294-926 5 OL D TOWN , KE Y WEST , FLA . OpE N 1 1 A M T O 9 p M FRE E PARKIN G Ts L 294-400 0 E L CAGIOU E RESTAURAN T SPECIAUZIN G I N SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 ; DUVA I ST . • V 2 Bloc k hto M NATKWA I BAN U -* 42 5 FRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Squat e "Ciafte d * * Silve r ( a Gol d ilatragsmetrt / Mnintmnntt mxllxnm 3 H Hags m Eealto r 52 7 Jtemta g &t . 305-294-094 8 letital a 3HOUSE 0 Apartment s Olfficc s JUtllta m 3 i Haga n Eealta r 52 7 Flemin g &t. 385-294-894 8 Post-Buckle y spokesma n said , "Mayb e a gran d jur y coul d fin d out. " Althoug h Post-Buckle y ha d th e jo b o f overseein g an d inspectin g th e North sid e Driv e project , the y resigne d whe n thei r contrac t wit h th e count y wa s no t renewed . "W e wer e place d i n a n untenabl e position, " th e spokesma n said . I t wa s "n o secre t tha t Post-Buckle y mad e severa l mistake s i n th e desig n o f th e project , on e o f whic h involve d a larg e mistak e i n cost . Fo r exampl e th e count y an d contracto r negotiator s wer e abl e t o tri m $58,00 0 fro m Toppino' s pric e becaus e Post-Buckley' s desig n mistaken l y calle d fo r 10,00 0 fee t o f curb s an d gutter s whe n onl y 4,20 0 fee t ar e required . Anothe r $35,00 0 wa s save d b y droppin g Post-Buckley' s recommendatio n fo r usin g a specia l skid-resistan t "surfac e tha t i s usuall y use d o n highway s wit h faste r traffi c (Northsid e Drive' s spee d limi t i s 3 0 mph) . Th e res t o f th e saving s wer e du e t o non-physica l change s suc h a s a tim e extension , th e re-rQutin g o f traffi c durin g construction , an d usin g th e contractor' s ow n surveyors . "I N M Y OPINIO N 'i t wa s over-designed, " sai d Commissione r Jerr y Hernandez , th e ma n Shiple y an d Post-Buckle y sa y wa s primaril y responsibl e fo r th e engineer in g changeover . "I f Post-Buckle y coul d buil d i t fo r $400,000 , I' d encourag e the m t o g o int o construction, " sai d Hernandez . "Bu t yo u won' t ge t qualit y road s unles s yo u pa y qualit y prices . It' s eas y t o sa y tha t th e count y coul d buil d i t fo r less , bu t wha t yo u ge t ar e inferior , low-qualit y roads . I don' t lik e th e price s o f road s today , either , but th e count y ha s t o ge t ou t o f th e road-build in g busines s an d giv e i t t o professiona l people . An d th e longe r yo u kee p stall in g thes e project s becaus e o f negativ e thinking , th e mor e yo u shoo t u p th e price. ' H E SAI D h e vote d t o accep t th e bi d becaus e i t wa s th e onl y on e submitte d an d Ilorthsid e Driv e wa s a "priorit y When you think of interiors Draperie s Slipcover s Cushion s Pillow s Wallpape r Think of... ^""• \ ( 50 0 Simonto n St . suc h a s Wove n Aluminu m Shade s Wove n Woo d Shade s Wove n Vertical s Louvelo r Blind s etc . ut»f< • 294-960 0 item " tha t wa s "fou r year s overdue. " H e sai d h e vote d t o switc h engineer s becaus e i t wa s "time , fo r a change " an d tha t o f th e proposal s th e commissio n re ceive d fro m othe r engineers , "Post-Buck le y didn' t eve n com e i n second. " Commissione r Jerr y Shiple y said , " I ca n understan d a jo b runnin g 1 0 o r 1 5 pe r cen t over , bu t thi s on e wa s wa y ove r wha t i s norma l (4 2 pe r cen t highe r tha n th e estimat e — Ed.) . I thin k ou r board' s actio n wa s irresponsible . Whe n yo u spen d mone y that' s i n exces s o f what' s essentia l i t mean s -somethin g els e suffer s an d you'r e ignorin g th e need s o f others. " MEANWHILE , a spokesma n fo r Reynolds , Smit h an d Hill s sai d tha t "havin g ex perience d th e realitie s o f (th e construc tio n business ) dow n here , I don' t hav e an y reaso n t o believ e tha t th e fina l contrac t pric e i s significantl y ou t o f line. " Whil e bein g carefu l no t t o cas t as persion s o n Post-Buckley , Rober t Connel l y o f th e consultin g fir m sai d h e think s ther e wa s "som e cloudines s i n th e plans " an d tha t th e $100,00 0 wa s loppe d of f th e bi d pric e "withou t affectin g th e qualit y o f th e projec t hardl y a t all. " O f Post Buckley' s $58,00 0 miscalculation , Con nell y said , "Wit h a projec t tha t bi g you'r e boun d t o hav e som e mistakes . I t happen s t o al l o f us. " H e sai d h e think s th e chang e o f roa d surfac e — whil e sac rificin g som e skid-resistanc e ~ wil l actuall y giv e th e roa d "greate r struc tura l quality " an d b e jus t a s durabl e a s th e on e recommended . CONNELL Y SAI D th e wor k o n th e stor m drain s — no w complete d — wen t muc h slowe r tha n expecte d becaus e o f th e densit y o f th e subsurfac e material . -Trenchin g i n tha t roc k i s tough , an d i t too k hi m a lo t longe r tha n he' s anti cipated, " h e said , "s o that'wa s a n ex pens e h e didn' t coun t on. " • Commissione r Shiple y volunteere d tha t h e though t Connell y wa s " a straight 5 1 E E l E l I E l s i 3 ) S I s i E l E l 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 ou r ; a roo m o r tropica l garden . Tak e advantag e o f ou r convenien t take ou t service . E l g j 2*^5 0 HOUR S 8:0 0 2:0 0 Breakfas t an d Lunc h 5:0 0 10:0 0 Dinne r Simonto n & Truma n shooter " an d tha t h e agree d tha t th e projec t "wil l probabl y b e mor e tha n adequate " wit h th e changes . STILL , ON E COUL D reasonabl y as k wh y th e projec t i s costin g s o much . Bo b Harri s o f Post-Buckley , contacte d i n Homestead , sai d tha t onl y Toppin o ca n answe r that . "W e admi t tha t w e ma y hav e bee n lo w o n a coupl e o f items, " sai d Harris , "bu t w e fel t ther e wa s to o vas t a sprea d t o b e tha t low. " H e sai d hi s fir m use d up-to-dat e Florid a Depart men t o f Transportatio n standard s an d price s t o calculat e th e cost , an d tha t th e "are a differential " cause d b y Ke y West' s isolatio n wa s figure d in . "Ther e wa s stil l quit e a spread, " h e said , "s o w e couldn' t justif y recommendin g actio n o n th e bid . " FO R INSTANCE , Post-Buckle y allowe d $4,00 0 fo r "clearin g an d grubbing " be cause , sai d Harris , "There' s alread y a roa d there . There' s jus t no t tha t muc h t o do. " Toppino' s uni t pric e fo r clear in g an d grubbin g wa s $48,000 . Post-Buckle y allowe d $ 5 pe r cubi c yar d fo r th e estimate d 2,60 0 yard s t o b e remove d i n regula r excavation . Toppino' s pric e wa s $18.5 0 pe r cubi c yard . Th e engineer s estimate d tha t "fina l dressing, " suc h a s cleanu p an d removin g constructio n materials , woul d cos t onl y $398 . Toppin o charge d $11,400 . Tw o manhole s tha t Post-Buckle y sai d shoul d cos t onl y $4, 0 0 0 eac h ha d a pric e ta g o f $7,40 0 eac h o n the m i n Toppino' s bid . FRAN K TOPPrNO , presiden t o f Charle y Toppin o S Sons , sai d h e wa s somewha t surprise d a t th e outcry , becaus e th e stat e Departmen t o f Transportatio n es timate d th e jo b a t $600,00 0 tw o year s ag o an d eve n allotte d tha t muc h mone y fo r i t befor e decidin g t o postpon e th e project . " I can' t bas e m y figure s o n publi c sentiment , anyway, " sai d Toppino . "It' s mathematical . There' s a dolla r valu e o n everything , an d I ca n eithe r d o a jo b fo r a certai n arr.our. t o r Toppin o sai d Post-Buckle y ur estimate d th e cos t o f th e job . a rea l dirt y job, " h e said , "wit h ou s utilitie s involved . I thin k somethin g abou t th e job , whe n w e • th e onl y one s foo l enoug h t o bi c Commentin g o n th e cos t cut s qualit y o f th e road , Toppin o sai d haven ' t cheapene d th<= ? jo b b y any : standards. 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1 3 CHRISTIA N SCIENC E A churc h servic e ful l o f stirrin g ne w ideas . (An d warm , friendl y people. ) A Sunda y Schoo l ful l o f stimulatin g ne w ideas . (An d lively , inquisitiv e kids. ) A Readin g Roo m ful l o f revolutionar y ne w ideas . (An d helpful , encouragin g books. ) An d a Wednesda y testimon y meetin g wher e th e healin g powe r o f thes e new-ol d idea s i s told , an d peopl e ca n giv e thei r thank s t o God . No w tha t we'v e introduce d ourselve s we' d lov e t o hav e yo u com e an d shar e wit h u s .. . an y tim e yo u can . Firs t Churc h o f Christ , Scientis t 32 7 Elizabet h St . Sunda y Servic e an d Sunda y Schoo l 11:0 0 a.m . (Infan t car e provided ) Wednesda y evenin g meeting s 8:0 0 p.m . Readin g Roo m i n Churc h Buildin g Dail y excep t Sunda y an d Holiday s 12:0 0 noo n t o 4:0 0 p.m . Al l ar e welcom e editoria l b y Richar d Mars h WH O WIL L POLIC E TH E POLICE ? SINC E TH E poe t Juvena l sai d i t 190 0 year s ago , althoug h i n a differen t con text , peopl e hav e asked , "Qui s custodie t ipso s custodes? " — "Wh o wil l guar d th e guard s themselves? " — an d the y hav e directe d th e questio n t o th e matte r o f polic e corruption . On e coul d almos t writ e a n editoria l o n polic e corruptio n b y quotin g fro m Juvenal : "Honest y i s commended , an d starves; " "N o on e eve r reache d th e clima x o f vic e a t on e step. " N O ON E DISLIKE S a crooke d co p mor e tha n a n hones t one , becaus e an y scanda l tha t touche s th e polic e departmen t soil s ever y policema n b y th e suspicio n tha t i s create d i n th e mind s o f th e citizens . "Th e policema n i s you r friend, " w e learne d i n secon d grad e .. . bu t some time s onl y fo r th e righ t price , v e dis cove r a s w e gro w u p an d lear n t o b e cynical . ^ TH E KE Y WES T POLIC E DEPARTMEN T i s reelin g fro m a one-tw o punc h o f recen t scandals . First , ther e wa s th e matte r o f Sergean t Bennett , wh o wa s onl y fire d whe n h e stol e o r cause d th e thef t o f a su m o f mone y tha t wa s entruste d t o hi m an d whic h h e pu t i n hi s locke r agains t th e rule s o f polic e procedure . Thi s wa s suc h a blatan t ac t o f irresponsibilit y tha t th e polic e departmen t wa s to o embar rasse d t o kee p hi m o n th e forc e an y long er . Bu t thi s wa s onl y th e lates t i n a lon g serie s o f misdeeds , dereliction s i n duty , an d dangerou s an d imprope r action s tha t hav e bee n attribute d t o Bennet t fo r to o man y years . H e shoul d hav e bee n fire d lon g ago . THER E AR E MAN Y good , argument s fo r th e legalizatio n o f marijuana , bu t a s lon g a s th e wee d remain s illega l ther e wil l b e smuggler s an d cop s o n th e take . W e don' t kno w a t thi s poin t i f th e fou r cit y polic e officer s wh o hav e bee n im plicate d i n las t month' s interrupte d smugglin g attemp t wer e engage d i n thei r firs t illega l ventur e o r on e mor e i n a serie s o f step s t o "th e clima x o f vice. " On e ca n wande r int o a discussio n o f ho w ba d i s marijuan a an d ho w ba d i s smugglin g marijuana , especiall y i n a communit y whic h ha s pride d itsel f o n it s heritag e o f rum-runnin g (afte r all , "decent " peopl e dran k durin g Prohibition ) an d filibustering , tha t is , th e smugglin g o f arms , supplies , an d voluntee r an d mercenar y soldier s t o liberat e Cub a fro m a serie s o f dictators . An d i f yo u com par e smell s whil e walkin g dow n a Ke y Wes t stree t an d a stree t i n anothe r city , i t become s obviou s tha t marijuan a i s i n popula r us e here . BU T AWA Y FRO M th e consideratio n o f th e legalit y o f th e victimles s "crime " o f dealin g i n o r usin g marijuana , ther e i s th e questio n o f wha t th e citizen s o f a city , state , o r countr y shoul d b e abl e t o expec t fro m th e official s who ' ar e en truste d wit h th e enforcemen t o f th e law s tha t thos e citizen s — wisel y o r unwise l y — hav e democraticall y ordere d t o b e enacte d an d enforced . A policema n i s expecte d t o judg e onl y i f a n actio n tha t h e ha s witnesse d i s a violatio n o f th e law , no t whethe r th e la w i s a goo d la w o r whethe r th e perso n committin g th e act ha s a righ t t o violat e th e law . A judg e wil l decid e th e constitutionalit y o f th e la w o r th e applicatio n o f extenuatin g circumstances . 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Phone: 294-104 4 — 872-291 5 Qualifications: Accredited by the National Association of Telephone Answering Services. Member of Answer America Inc. Southern Telephone Answering Service Association Inc. Associated Telephone Answering Exchanges Inc. ' We are Key West's Oldest Telephone Answering Service. BUSINES S AN D PROFESSIONA L ME N & WOME N HAV E RELIE D O N OU R SERVIC E FO R YEAR S I F A POLICEMA N see s o r know s c f a n illega l act , h e i s expecte d t o mak e a n ^ arres t o r issu e a summon s o r m som e wa y mak e sur e tha t th e perpetrato r c f th e illega l ac t i s brough t t o justices . Whil e thi s responsibilit y rest s o n alJ. ^ citizens , i t rest s mor e heavil y or . tnes e wh o hav e bee n hire d t o enforce^th e law . A privat e citize n wh o ce-.Jrat s o r abet s a n illega l ac t shoul d b e judgea, _ an d i f foun d guilty , punishe d -o r ^read in g th e law . Bu t a lav ; enforce^nt^fice r wh o doe s th e sam e thing_i s ncu . onl y guilt y o f committin g a n illega l act , bu t als o o f violatin g a specia l trust . Wh o wil l protec t th e law-aDiu^ fro m th e law-breaker s i f th e enforcer s o f th e la w ar e th e law-breaKer s tnem selves ? EAC H TIM E a policema n wink s a t a crime , eithe r ou t o f friendshi p o r fo r profit , h e take s on e mor e step ^ ^o«a ^ tha t "clima x o f vice, " o r complet e .or ^ ruption , an d h e drag s hi s feilo. , -f^-" officer s wit h him . An d whe n a P n c ma n no t onl y resist s temptation^ , c tivel y oppose s corruption , _a s -•..*Patro l Office r Pedr o Rui z ai a ^ f " " resultan t arres t o f th e f^cx ^ polic e men , h e help s t o offse t th e damag e ao. ~ b y crooke d cops . THER E AR E TW O THING S w e woul d lik e t o se e don e i n th e wak e off^recen t polic e scandals , an d w e fee l tfi a ti r e bot h positiv e an d necessar y actons . 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1 5 CHILDHOO D Ro h ;lr Ros s 2 " » . , , REMEMBE R shakin g scorpion s ou t o f s s i n tn e morning . And th e mos ; , i n summers , coul d driv e yo u t o ldr f s : / f c dus * v e close d ever y , "S^f * ^aiuit o punk s wer e I an d th e fan s turne d on . Bu t il l go t int o th e hous e alon q wit h whirrxn g soun d o f th e swallow s dov e an d dipp ed , chasin g insect s wing . baitin g fo r slee p whil e 1 moo n climbe d th e sk f T !i ^ jasmine . " LIVE D o n th e baysid e o f Ke y Larg o kin g Buttonwoo a Sound . Ou r hous l late d a t th e en d o f a lon g an d uris t o r sightsee r caffi e bumpin g ? ?V 8 t* irect i i £ ^ « hln 3 W e woul d al l e o f tn e approachin g ca r befor e a , .ora l dus t hun g i n th e ai r ove r e are a wher e « e live d ha d onc e -ft pacSn a Kl0nSSid e th e hi ^^ a a packin g hous e fro m wher e e s wer e shippe d t o norther n mar . tn e railroaa . A s a bQ V * se , Ten , e d xnsxd e th e Un e shed ' a ° d ** ^ oxd-t roastin g o n + r 1 / * • Infrequently , '-K i * t o th e othe r j^1 u f * • alwav s retur 1 * * • J a ' this' , I keear *zz l . , onl y eleve n * " • _ . .» 3 a coupl e o f JU» o j^a^se ^ wa s missing . Bobcat s rosine d Ke y seeme d od d tha t non e o f missing . Th e turkeys 1 w an d the y presente d exce l a hungr y bobcat . No t u n fishin g on e afternoo n d i Or r . ^ r an a thf 4 ins s len t ti l d I r * " • 7 " ""• , ^no.. . Ti^ ~ r ... . _ i cj" t turkey s wa s tarc^'t s fo r I wen t r.ulle t realis e wha t • : O f U E : d n y tw o brothers , an d tn e ilke d u c an d clowr. the lengt h o f th e cana l unti l w e sa w th e crocodile . Watchin g cu r ste p alon g th e sof t bank , w e go t clos e enoug h t o se e th e detail s o f th e creature' s hea d an d it s unblinkin g yello w eyes . Th e beast , v a estimated , wa s approximatel y seve n o r eigh t fee t Later , w e discovere d tha t ou r ne w cana l residen t ha d chose n ar . abandone d boathous e fo r it s den . Conin g hon e fro m schoo l i n th e afternoons , ve taunte d an d dare d eac h othe r t o ope n th e doo r o f th e hoathouse . Fo r ir. y brothers , th e crocodi i wa s a rea l "boge y nan, " an d th e faoathcmse a forbidde n plac e tha t constantl y tempte d oa r curiositv . car s parke d a t th e en d o f th e al . 1 hurrie d dow n t o fin d abou t te n ca n 2_ 4 line d u p alon g th e edg e o f th e P na l bank . The y wer e dresse d i n whit e ca wra S ane i singin g hymns . A Baptis t 5 eSLC he r stoo d waist-dee p i n th e water , P eac3.in g fro m th e Bible . Nex t t o hi m wa s J s to u t woma n wit h long , blon d hair . Sh e to o wor e . a whit e gow n an d bega n cryin g tri e preache r conclude d hi s reading . 'Too timi-c l t o interrup t th e baptism , I a t dow n an d listene d t o "Ho w Grea t Tho u Art ^ " whil e prayin g tha t th e crocodil e wa s ' no t lurkin g nearby . I wante d t o shou t a warnin g o r rescu e the m heroically . paralyz e< ^ b y shyness , al l I coul d d o wa s side . Hearin g a scream , th e guard s rushe d t o th e edg e o f th e shor e t o fin d th e wate r churnin g red . Afte r I hear d tha t story , I coul d no t hel p bu t wonde r whethe r huma n bone s jangled , lik e spar e change , i n th e bi g croc' s stomach . An d ever y tim e I viewe d the m throug h th e binoculars , I kep t a lookou t behin d me , expectin g a crocodil e t o com e lumberin g ou t fro m th e wood s o r anywhere . LATE R ON , m y olde r brothe r trie d t o captur e on e o f th e creature s fo r sal e t o a Miam i touris t attraction . 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LATER , W E WEN T SWIMMIN G afte r no t seein g th e crocodil e fo r severa l weeks . Ye t m y drea d o f th e creatur e ha d no t abate d . Whil e treadin g wate r of f th e doc k wit h m y brothers , a fiendis h notio n woul d aris e saying : I hop e th e crocodil e goe s fo x th e othe r rathe r tha n me . Final l y I gathere d m y courag e an d wen t int o th e daar k boathous e t o confron t m y terror . I t wa s empt y bu t fo r th e strang e echoin g o f m y ow n footstep s an d heav y breathing . WHE N W E LEARNE D tha t th e boathous e ha d bee n vacated , w e wen t t o othe r loca tion s wher e w e foun d crocodile s nesting . On e sit e wa s nea r th e ol d woode n bridg e a t Steamboa t Cree k i n Nort h Ke y Largo . Anothe r area , alon g th e bank s o f Taylo r Rive r i n Everglade s Nationa l Park , coul d b e reache d onl y b y boat . Bu t i t wa s a t a thir d sit e i n Ke y Largo , a water-fille d quarr y du g b y th e railroad , tha t w e sa w th e bigges t crocodile , a monste r measur in g thirtee n fee t i n length . H e ha d ma n y battl e scar s an d a rust y fishin g lur e hangin g fro m hi s back . O n th e opposit e sid e o f th e quarr y " ^ la y baskin g i n th e sun , nearl y indis tinguishabl e fro m th e mar l bank . H e <=ould . hav e easil y bee n fort y t o fift y Y e old . Other s wer e lyin g abou t i n poses ; a s i f eac h crocodil e ha d turne d t o ston e whil e climbin g o r g alon g th e shore . Thei r studie d •'-differenc e wa s absolut e unti l a fis h Gsiti e -to o close . Suddenly , on e o f th e s luggi s h-lookin g reptile s would , twis t ^ i n a lightnin g move , slappin g th e wit h it s tail . The n withi n moment s cro c woul d retur n t o it s forme r pose , n °nchalant , workin g th e jaw s slightl y t o *3Viel i th e disturbanc e i n it s gullet . TH E BI G CROCODIL E wa s supposedl y a ter . Accordin g t o th e story , a roa d convic t escape d whil e workin g o n th e hway . Runnin g dow n th e pat h tha t le d th e quarry , h e hi d i n som e bushes . whe n i t looke d a s thoug h th e guard s Wet e goin g t o fin d him , th e convic t dov e iri t o th e quarr y an d swa m fo r th e othe r i n th e Everglade s whil e snak e hunting . Thu s h e wa s prett y confiden t whe n h e arrive d on e da y i n a picku p truc k wit h tw o friends . The y ha d brough t wit h the m a heavy , mes h ne t an d som e nylo n rope . W e trie d t o tal k the m ou t o f it . Croco ( I ha d n o ide a ho w w e woul d ge t a n angr y crocodil e int o th e bac k o f th e truck ) . WIT H MAS K AN D FLIPPERS , Ro y sli d int o th e wate r ver y quietly . Th e croco. dile s o n th e opposit e ban k di d no t see m t o notice . Al l wen t well . Fro m th e shore , w e pai d ou t th e rop e a s h e swa m across . Then , jus t a s Ro y wa s halfwa y across , th e gian t cro c launche d int o th e wate r an d sounded . I t happene d s o sud denl y tha t w e barel y ha d tim e t o shou t a warning . N o soone r di d w e yel l whe n Roy' s leg s flippe d u p int o th e air , an d h e dov e straigh t down . A minut e o f un bearabl e tensio n passed , an d stil l ther e wa s n o sig n o f m y brother . I ra n bac k t o th e truc k fo r a rifle , but , a s I re turned , Roy' s hea d poppe d u p i n on e cor ne r o f th e quarry . Lik e a gymnas t o n th e rings , h e grabbe d fo r a roc k abov e hi s hea d an d vaulte d ou t o f th e wate r i n on e swif t motion . W e cheered . I LEARNE D LATE R tha t m y brothe r ha d use d thi s tric k befor e i n th e Everglades . "I f h e dives , yo u div e wit h him, " h e said . "The n g o t o th e botto m an d follo w i t al l th e wa y t o th e othe r side . He'l l b e lookin g fo r yo u abov e him. " Fo r mysel f an d th e other s thi s wa s merel y academi c advice . Havin g los t th e ne t an d rope , w e ende d ou r crocodil e hunt . I n fact , w e neve r wen t crocodil e huntin g again , althoug h w e continue d t o observ e the m a t th e quarry . THA T WA S twenty-tw o year s ago , whe n w e trie d t o catc h one . A fe w year s passe d an d the y wer e suddenl y gone . T o thi s day , I d o no t kno w whateve r becam e o f them . I hav e a hunc h tha t someon e sho t them . Abou t seve n year s ago , I hear d o f a larg e crocodil e tha t wa s struc k an d kille d o n th e highwa y a t Lak e Surpris e diles , w e said , ar e muc h fierce r tha n alligators . Bu t the y remaine d uncon vince d an d I wen t alon g t o watch . Arrivin g a t th e quarry , w e counte d th e crocodile s t o mak e sur e tha t the y wer e al l ou t o f th e water . I n orde r t o decid e wh o woul d swi m an d wad e ove r wit h th e rop e an d net , Ro y an d hi s friend s dre w straws . Ro y lost . Bu t befor e al lowin g himsel f t o thin k to o muc h abou t hi s mission , h e nervousl y donne d a fac e mas k an d flippers . TH E STRATEG Y o f catchin g a crocodil e calle d for : (a ) gettin g clos e enoug h t o thro w th e ne t ove r on e o f them ; (b ) haul in g awa y o n th e rop e fro m th e opposit e shor e onc e th e creatur e wa s entangle d i n th e net ; an d (c ) i f w e wer e no t stron g enough , usin g th e truc k t o pul l hi m in . i n Ke y Largo . I n reportin g th e incident , th e newspape r state d tha t th e creatur e coul d hav e bee n th e las t o f a n extremel y rar e specie s know n a s th e Florid a salt wate r crocodile . I t wa s strang e t o rea d thi s new s item . Especiall y afte r remem berin g that , a t on e time , the y wer e pre valen t enoug h t o mak e m e afrai d o f m y ow n backyard .

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1 7 I 'Grandma . Thompson' s To y Stor e FIN E HANDCRAFTE D TOY S 11 1 DUVA L nex t totheRoseTatto o 294-300 5 Woul d Yo u Repea t Tha t Question , Please ? b y Phylli s Dwye r Pop e A S A N ENGLIS H teache r i n Ke y Wes t I wa s constantl y depresse d b y th e lac k o f intellectua l activit y I sa w daily . The n I becam e a Referenc e Libraria n a t th e Monro e Count y Publi c Library , an d r;inc e tha t tim e I hav e bee n constantl y sur prise d an d delighte d a t th e zea l o f th e averag e "patron " (librar y ter m meanin g you , th e customer ) i n his/he r pursui t o f obscur e knowledge . Th e curious , th e well rea d an d th e eccentri c intellectua l ar e al l aliv e an d wel l i n Ke y West . ue t u s rejoice ! BECAUS E I KNO W man y wil l persis t i n thinkin g tha t th e su n ha s bake d th e brain s ou t o f man y o f ou r islan d residents , ~ a m prepare d t o suppor t th e abov e statemen t wit h som e curiou s an d strang e (bu t al way s interesting ) example s o f reference . Question s tha t hav e sen t m e o n tangent s dail y ove r th e pas t tw o years . Firs t le t m e summariz e m y dutie s fo r you . Whe n yo u ente r th e pin k librar y o n Flemin g Street , loo k toward s th e fa r righ t an d there , fittin g behin d a n "of fic e green 1 ' cesk , i' c you r friendl y Ref erenc e Libraria n waitin g t o hel p yo u i n perso n o r b y phone . I F YO U NEVE R though t o f usin g th e Referenc e service s b y phone , conside r thi s samplin g o f telephon e request s I'v e re ceived : Wher e ar e som e Kapo k tree s i n Ke y Wes t an d wha t i s tha t gorgeou s tre e o n th e corne r o f suc h an d such ? Fin d a 5 lette r wor d tha t begin s wit h 2 i' s fo r m y crosswor d puzzle . Wha t i s th e Chines e wor d fo r re d peppe r (i n Chines e o f course) ? Ho w d o yo u sa y "velcorae " i n 6 dif feren t languages ? Wha t i s th e immediat e treatmen t fo r a do g wh o ha s bitte n a Buf o (answere d t o th e frequen t interruptio n o f a sobbin g chil d o n th e extension) ? Wha t i s th e formul a fo r tie-dyin g jeans ? Ho w d o yo u sa y Parro t Stole n i n Spanis h fo r a newspape r ad ? (Cotorr a Robada ) Wha t ar e th e name s o f Sno w White' s Seve n Dwarf s an d Sant a Claus ' reindeer ? Wha t ar e th e date s o f ful l moon s i n past , presen t an d year s t o come ? Wha t ar e th e religion s o f al l th e member s o f th e Hous e o f Representatives ? I BEGA N m y phon e referenc e wor k wit h som e problem s i n understandin g m y patron s ' requests . Sinc e the n I hav e develope d a shar p ea r fo r regiona l accent s an d un clea r speech . Afte r huntin g al l ove r th e librar y fo r a pictur e o f Jame s Bear d t o determin e whethe r h e wa s blond , I foun d tha t h e wa s bald . I calle d th e patro n t o delive r th e new s tha t i t wa s difficul t t o discer n wha t colo r hi s hai r ha d bee n an d th e questio n wa s repeated , "I s Jame s Bear d blind? " Of f o n anothe r search. ' (B y th e way , h e i s not. ) Anothe r re ques t fo r book s o n "makin g a will " wa s misinterprete d b y m e a s "makin g a whale. " Thes e ar e jus t som e o f th e hazard s i n phon e Referenc e work . O N TH E OTHE R HAND , dealin g wit h peo pl e i n perso n ca n b e unnervin g a t times . Ho w man y peopl e coul d no d politel y an d no t flinc h (o r chuckle ) whe n patron s as k fo r book s o n th e following : Pysank y (Afte r tactfu l questionin g I foun d thi s t o b e th e Ukrania n metho d o f decoratin g Easte r eggs) ; Blac k magic , alchem y rituals , crys ta l bal l gazing , divinin g rod s an d dows in g ; Enbalmin g techniques ; Veterinar y dru g book s (afte r perus GETITAL L WE'V E GO T A LO T O F JB L FO R NO T A LO T O F MONEY . Bi s ne w L4 0 i s on e o f perfectl y defined . It s hig h i bes t 2-wa y bookshel f efficienc y mean s yo u dspeaker s yo u ca n buy . nee d onl y 1 0 watt s RM S •ver y soun d i s clean . pe r channe l t o driv e it . iar . Accurate . An d An d i t ha s tremendou s power-handlin g capability . Sto p b y an d hea r JBL' s ne w L40 . it' s a lo t o f loud speake r fo r „, , _ _ „ „ th e money . S i99 00 ea , SWIFT' S OUHAEUJ I & STEHE 0 42 3 DUVA L STREE T W E MEA N SOUND ! Blac k Coral. 1 Eve n th e nam e suggest s th e rar e qual it y o f thi s trul y grea t moder n fragrance , create d b y ou r maste r perfumer . Romanti c o s a n evenin g b y a tropica l sea , ligh t an d air y a s a breez e i n th e palms . Blac k Cora l become s you r style , an d you r signa tur e fragrance . Blac k Cora l come s wit h ou r uniqu e fragranc e packaging . Perfume , Frenc h Crysta l Bottl e Perfum e Oil , i n velve t pouc h Cologne , Gif t wrappe d Purs e Atomizer , refiliabl e Bod y Gelee . ge l fragranc e Bod y Wash , wit h Alo e (80 ) 1/ 2 oz . $25.0 0 3,8oz . 15.0 0 (180 ) 2oz . 10.0 0 (181 ) 4oz . 16.0 0 (182)3'8oz . 8.0 0 (978 ) Soz . 11.0 0 (969 ) 8oz . 6.0 0 Ke y Wes t Fragranc e & Cosmeti c Factor y n g ou r huma n dru g boo k selection) ; Tropica l disease s (lik e th e fester >n g on e her e o n m y hand) ; Cleanin g an d preparin g octopu s fo r LLnner ; Th e histor y o f saltpeter ; Xn-dept h researc h o n rhinoceroses . THE N THER E I S th e usua l assortmen t > f amusin g bu t alway s interestin g re juest s tha t com e i n daily : Ho w t o buil d thing s ou t o f tooth icks ; Wha t t o fee d a horne d toad ; Researc h o n th e can-can ; ; Di d Ev e (o f Ada m an d ... ) hav e a L,as t name ? (neve r foun d one ) ; Ho w t o buil d a dum b waiter ; Ficture s o f everythin g fro m a snow nobil e t o E d Sullivan ; Th e nam e o f th e India n o n a n India n lea d nicke l (th e artis t combine d 3 heads : ghie f Joh n Bi g Tre e Seneca ; Chie f Tw o jjoon s Cheyenne ; Chie f Iro n Tai l Sioux) ; Th e phobi a fo r crossin g bridge s (ge phvrophobia) ; 4 " Ho w col d i s i t i n mid-Jul y o n Easte r Island ? ' , PERHAP S TH E TITL E "referenc e librar . lian " conjure s u p th e typica l imag e o f a flowdy woma n drape d i n a cardiga n wit h horn-rimme d glasses , sittin g a t a des k absorbe d i n a book , wit h littl e o r n o Imma n contact . O n th e contrary ! Ove r ?th e phon e I have : settle d argument s i n "bars ; give n endles s "Dea r Heloise " tip s o n stains , spills , an d mildew ; an d ad'Vise d patron s o n ever y topi c imaginable . I hav e dutifull y recorde d th e answer s t o 'Som e o f th e mor e obscur e question s i n 'jhope s tha t th e nex t tim e th e questio n i s repeate d I ca n pul l ou t th e gra y filin g bo x an d presto ! there' s th e answer . Bu t 'th e patron s kee p outwittin g eve n th e mos t earnes t attempt s a t predictin g cur !iosit y an d I kno w tha t tomorro w I wil l receiv e a t leas t 2 (i f no t more ) ques tion s tha t I wil l no t hav e a n inklin g a s t o wha t th e answe r migh t be . Bu t wha t I ca n offe r t o th e patro n wit h suc h fas cinatin g quest s i s perseverance , a gen 'era l knowledg e o f wher e t o loo k i n th e librar y an d unmitigate d enthusias m fo r thos e wh o lov e t o learn ! (Phyllis is no longer a reference librarian but has changed jobs and is now a mother.) Fall is upon us; a cool wind 3 a change to the air. The plants know and the dog sleeps inside. I love you, Lord. JI M PICKIN G Prescriptio n fille d Lease s Duplicate d • Repair s Specialize d Sunglasse s Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n 81 7 Peacoc k Plaza , Searetow n • Pti . 2M-7J1 1 A s w e mar k th e firs t anniversar y o f th e beginnin g o f ou r operation s a s Ke y West' s independen t optician , w e wis h t o paus e t o expres s ou r appreciatio n o f th e confidenc e exhibite d b y thos e wh o hav e entruste d thei r optica l prescription s t o us . W e pledg e t o continu e ou r effort s t o provid e th e fines t optica l product s an d service s a t th e mos t reasonabl e cos t possible . Than k yo u .. . , , ' ; ? 52 4 Fron t Stree t • Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Bo x 77 1 (305 ) 294-559 2 HAPP Y HOU R 5 _ g SPECIA L TREAT S EVERYDA Y UPSTAIR S FRO M TH E BUL L 22 4 DUVA L Openin g Earl y Septembe r 12 6 Duva l Stree t 296-566 1 Monday-Saturda y 106 Sunda y 125 TH E PLAC E FO R FASHIONABL E MEN' S & WOMEN' S SHOE S I N KE Y WES T

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1 9 'einark s continue d fro m pag e 5 Voluntee r Fir e Department , o w tha t Ke y Wes t i s n o longe r t o provid e fir e protectio n fo r rea , are a resident s hav e ha d t o l e t o pu t togethe r me n an d equip 0 creat e a n effectiv e fire-fight >rce _ Th e purpos e o f th e raffl e tur n th e proceed s ove r t o thi s .in g group , and , wit h thi s i n mind , .5 0 prize s wit h a valu e o f ove r hav e bee n donate d b y leadin g mer ; and . concerne d citizen s thu s far . "US T A PE W o f th e man y prize s t o 1 are : 'inne r fo r 2 i n ove r thirt y restau [an y valuabl e gif t certificate s 'rintin g calculato r : B ligita l watc h i-trac k tap e dec k 'enni s racquet , etc . X. L PRIZE S ar e o n displa y i n th e window s a t 50 0 Simonto n Street , Fo r in formatio n o n ticket s o r makin g a dona tio n t o th e raffle , pleas e cal l 294-9600 . CIT Y ELECTRI C UPDAT E A T TH E EN D o f September , th e crip ple d generator s o f Ke y West 1 s Cit y Elec tri c Syste m (CES ) ha d a maximu m outpu t capabilit y o f 69. 5 megawatt s (MW) , wit h ever y piec e o f equipmen t i n nee d o f re pai r o r overhaul , t o meet a pea k deman d o f 57. 5 MW , leavin g a sli m margi n i n th e even t o f th e failur e o f on e o r mor e gen erators . Th e 3 7 M W uni t a t th e Stoc k Islan d plant , th e system' s larges t generator , wa s producin g onl y 2 3 MW . Th e "fir m capability " th e outpu t capabilit y o f th e syste m wit h it s larges t uni t of f th e lin e — i s les s tha n th e curren t pea k demand , whic h mean s tha t w e ar e stil l liabl e t o experienc e th e "rollin g brown H E UL L I00 N MOO N UNC H ROO M d-:TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Dail y shar k feedin g 3 p m Also next door... SHEL L WAREHOUS E QUARTE R O F A MILLIO N DOLLAR S I N SHELL S O N HAN D A T AL L TIM E SHELL S FRO M FLORID A AN D AROUN D TH E WORL D SPECIME N SHELL S AVAILABL E MALLORY SQUARE Fre e Parkin g an d Fre e Admissio n Fo r Shel l Warehous e outs " o f August , whe n th e 3 7 M W uni t brok e down . TH E NAMEPLAT E capacit y o f th e sys te m t s unit s total s 11 0 MW , bu t becaus e o f ag e thei r effectiv e capacit y i s cal culate d a t 8 5 % o f that , accordin g t o Utilit y Boar d Chairma n Gayl e Swofford , leavin g 93. 5 MW . Installatio n o f a ne w uni t afte r th e firs t o f nex t yea r wil l boos t th e system' s capacit y b y th e ne w unit' s ful l nameplat e capacit y o f 2 2 MW , t o tota l 115. 5 M W o f effectiv e capability . Subtractin g th e larges t unit' s 31. 5 M W o f effectiv e capabilit y leave s 8 4 M W o f fir m capabilit y t o serv e a projecte d pea k deman d nex t summe r o f 6 8 MW . UTILIT Y BOAR D MEMBE R Lelan d Robert s say s tha t a promise d investigatio n int o th e cause s o f las t summer' s mont h o f intermitten t powe r outage s wil l b e con ducte d b y th e Utilit y Boar d thi s month . A s w e g o t o press , Governo r Aske w ha d no t ye t decide d whethe r th e presen t situatio n shoul d b e define d a s a n emer gency . Federa l generator s o f abou t 2 M W eac h ar e availabl e throug h th e state , i f th e stat e agree s wit h th e Utilit y Boar d an d th e Cit y Commissio n tha t a stat e o f emergenc y exists . Th e Utilit y Boar d ha s agree d t o pa y fo r th e transportatio n o f th e units . MEANWHILE , ther e i s tal k tha t th e cit y migh t enac t a n ordinanc e prohibit in g th e us e o f ai r conditioner s durin g th e kin d o f powe r outage s w e ha d las t summer . CE S Enginee r Jame s Masse y sai d i n answe r t o a questio n fro m th e audi enc e a t las t month' s emergenc y Utilit y Boar d meetin g tha t i f al l th e ai r con ditioner s ha d bee n turne d of f everyon e woul d hav e ha d power . left . No t onl y ar e th e sign s eye-pleas in g an d eas y t o find , the y als o includ e th e bloc k numbe r an d stree t directio n an d a spac e fo r th e forme r (an d ofte n mor e colorful ) stree t name . Th e youn g woma n i n th e phot o i s Jami e Bishop , secretar y an d assistan t t o Mayo r Charle s "Sonny " McCo y (se e poste r o n th e right) , an d thi s i s ho w th e phot o an d th e poste r com e togethe r here . So lares Hill mad e tw o separat e in quirie s int o detail s o f th e ne w stree t sign s an d th e possibilit y o f reproducin g th e poster , whic h ha s bee n o n displa y i n th e Mayor' s offic e fo r severa l weeks . W e learne d tha t McCoy , i n hi s effor t t o beautif y th e city , ha d applie d fo r a federa l gran t fo r th e sign s an d tha t Jami e Bisho p ha d designe d them , an d tha t Jami e ha d create d th e poste r a s a cove r fo r a phot o albu m o f th e Mayor' s recen t slalo m sk i ru n t o Havana . Jamie , a commercia l ar t graduat e o f Ferri s Stat e Colleg e i n Bi g Rapids , Michi gan , i s als o assistan t grant s coordinato r fo r th e city . Sh e doe s som e ar t wor k o n commissio n i n he r spar e time . 'OKAY , EVERYBOD Y OU T O F TH E BOA T AN D INT O TH E WATER . "mer e m suspens e AN D MHXJ H cstmsM PtCFt e WX J MW T CM S *aw . * * ADVENTUR E OUE D VWt H ASTOKiSftCN T AN D A CUMA X TWS T B SHCKXHtZ JAW S 3 Wahln i CWt H E*l' * . ^*f > V.V : "™v.".—«'" " l c t _ I HIDDE N TALENT S Tourist s hav e complaine d tha t the y can' t fin d th e stree t name s o n th e lo w whit e cemen t posts : "Wh y don' t the y pu t th e sign s wher e yo u ca n se e them? " "They " ar e doin g s o 'now Cit y crew s ar e erectin g new , tastefull y designe d sign s lik e th e on e i n th e phot o o n th e Th e Tourist s Jus t Hat e Us . We'r e jus t a friendiy/neighborl y bar , n o flashy souvenirs . Ou r onl y overhea d i s tropica l fis h tanks , coo l ceilin g fan s (footbal l fans , too) , & th e murals . Drinkin g fan s lov e ou r 1 5 importe d beers . Wine s & cham pagnes . Englis h dart s & bumpe r pool . Hermi t cra b race s Wed . Eve . TH E SANDCASTL E / Margare t & Southar d Fou r block s eas t o f Duva l DAIL Y SPECIAL S Wher e Yo u Ge t Goo d Valu e Ever y Da y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 3 P M Lunc h $1.1 9 Choic e o f Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e o f Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes , Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r Deluxe... . $1.5 9 Quarter-Poun d Burge r o n a Toaste d Bu n 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 . . . $1.6 9 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Rol l an d Hone y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 T O 1 0 P M Fis h Dinner , $1.9 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 ROO M — TAKEOU T SERVIC E EAT IN Chicke n UNLIMITE D TAKE OUT ^Family l^staurants 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 Ph . 291-220 4 HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R clams-oyster s conc h chowde r lobster stan 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOONS BO 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 8 K Near ' th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 234-700 0 Copt . 5O5 J 6 RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocean SEAFOO D Ra w Oyster s Shrim p Steame d i n Bee r Conc h Chowde r Lobste r & Turtl e Stea k Homemad e Ke y Lim e Pi e 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

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2 0 NO W OPE N 9 A M -1 1 P M • BREAKFAS T 9 -1 1 A M 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a • Ph . 294-204 2 Biggest*selectio n an d bes t price s o f 14K , W 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 Sunlion , you 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 Sunlio n no w ha s th e onl y collectio n o f 24 K rea l gol d i n th e Key s .. . a t a pric e yo u ca n afford . Wh y 24 K gold ? Becaus e nothin g els e feei s lik e rea l gold . Thi s slunning . 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 . Cal 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 • Lipidar u ^unlio n Jctoclr g custo m toor k ictoclr u repai r nci i jeffcr u goldbcr g 208a duoa l stree t kc u tocst, florid a w o TH E TEL . 296-567 8 Fo r Eleganc e Withou t Extravaganc e QUEEN' S TflBL E DINNE R SUMME R SCHEDUL E 5:3
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2 2 2 3 REPAIR S TH E PICKER ? AN D SEL L HARMONICA S JLet us custorn-tailoi a aiy oi silk jioweh aHangement jo\ youi n DENNI S FLORIST , INC . KE Y PLAZ A 294-550 1 S3 ! Gerry' s Cay o Hues o Dinin g Roo m Ope n Daii v 7 A.M . !i » 1 0 P.M . Servin g Bre.iUjst , Lunc h an d Dinne r 3 Breakfas t Special s 99 0 Dail y Dinne r Special s fro m $3.9 5 Budd y Chave z Comb o Frida y & Saturday , 9:3 0 p.m . 'ti l N O COVE R CHARG E I N lOUfSC E 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 division . Tha t woul d b e a bi g chunk . I thin k tha t woul d b e th e idea l wa y t o sav e som e money . Th e sheriff' s detective s ar e handlin g al l th e felonie s no w anyway. " INDEED , long-tim e Ke y Wes t property owne r Lawrenc e Gome z i s pushin g fo r "th e abolishmen t o f thi s city " b y "referendu m o r petitions. " Gome z sai d "al l cit y func tions " hav e bee n take n ove r b y th e count y "an d i t i s foolis h t o kee p o n th e farc e o f bein g a city. " H e adde d tha t losin g th e cit y "wil l b e bette r tha n losin g ou r homes " becaus e o f th e increase d taxes . Gome z i s apparentl y seriou s enoug h i n hi s proposa l t o hav e starte d a petitio n whos e goa l woul d b e t o dismantl e th e cit y gov ernmen t altogether . I N TH E MIDS T o f th e gloom , however , ther e ar e a fe w flicker s o f hope . Harr y Knight , th e count y ta x collector , sai d h e doesn' t thin k th e negativ e impac t o n th e communit y "wil l b e al l tha t dramatic " i n th e wak e o f th e ne w valuations . H e sai d th e governin g bodie s wil l d o al l the y ca n t o eas e th e burde n o n thei r constituents , an d tha t i f th e millag e rate s ar e rolle d back , som e people' s taxe s wil l actuall y g o down . "It' s 2 8 no w i n th e cit y an d county, " h e said , "an d i f the y g o dow n t o 20 , th e peopl e wit h th e newe r house s wil l probabl y se e a decreas e i n thei r propert y taxes. " . I n addition , said . Knight , th e stat e legislatur e .i s takin g step s t o eas e th e burde n o n th e elderl y an d lowe r incom e homeowners . ". I expec t th e 197 9 legisla tur e wil l pas s a bil l t o allo w paymen t o f taxe s i n installment s s o th e crunc h won' t com e al l a t once, " h e said , an d h e an d Propert y Appraise r Higg s sai d ther e wil l probabl y b e legislatio n forthcomin g tha t wil l gea r taxatio n t o th e propert y owner' s abilit y t o pay . TH E PORTER-ALLE N CO. , INC . insuranc e 'Btnce. WLUAA A A.FREEMA M r V WILLIA M A . PRE3M H JR . PAVI P W . FREEMA M Al l vessel s compl y S2r^~ wit h U.S . Coas t Guardjp f salel y regulation s * Tropical f Trips invite* (feu to SAILING , SNORKELING , REE F TRIP5[Hp=-= — Moonligh t Sails , Sunse t Sail s -s — Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P.O . Bo x 1153 , Ka y West , Florid a 3304 0 294-213 1 RECENTL Y som e peopl e hav e calle d t o as k abou t th e constructio n ove r th e wate r a t th e foo t o f Verno n Street . Davi d Wolkowsk y , th e owne r o f th e hous e there , assure d u s tha t al l per mit s wer e secure d fo r th e constructio n o f a doc k wher e h e wil l kee p hi s boat . "Inky " Bea n o f th e Ke y Wes t Buildin g Departmen t confirme d tha t everythin g wa s i n orde r an d al l th e permit s ha d bee n secured . CLASSICAk7VTUSI C . 1 v . WH S F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y Wes t MOTHER ' S OUTIN G BUDD Y AN D I se t ou t t o tak e Mothe r o n a n islan d outing , loade d int o ou r prou d Businessman' s Coupe . Behin d th e wheel , i n thi s chariot , there' s a compartmen t th e siz e o f a half-ticke t pullma n bert h o r a larg e man' s caske t wher e travellin g salesme n i n 1 9 4 0 stowe d thei r ware s whe n the y too k a ru n ou t throug h th e midwes t farm land s . I A M a t th e comman d post , pumpin g th e ga s fee d an d slantin g th e mirro r lower . "Pul l ou t th e choke, " say s Mother . "Faste n th e sea t belts, " say s Buddy . A s ther e i s neithe r a chok e no r sea t belts , thes e commentarie s ar e dis regarded . Bu t it i s perceive d tha t Mother' s "choke " an d he r grandso n Buddy' s "sea t belts " neatl y cove r a head-swimmin g 75-yea r alterin g world . Buddy' s 21-year-ol d kind , strong , tan , youn g ar m encircle s he r scrawny , frail , picky , 89-year-ol d shoulders , snu g i n he r going-ridin g shawl . THER E I S a thru m o f lif e fro m th e motor , an d w e ar e of f i n m y antiqu e car , whic h i s th e colo r o f a lam p post , o r mor e tha n on e lam p post . M y bod y ma n wa s applyin g a beautifu l gree n coat t o th e fender s (afte r tha t tim e a potat o chi p truc k creame d m e dow n a t Sunset ) , whe n h e unceremoniousl y wa s buste d fo r a fe w plant s unde r cultiva tio n behin d th e garage . An d wher e hi s so n picke d u p o n th e paint jo b i s sadl y discernible . Thoug h perhap s n o mor e tha n a sleev e o f a dres s whic h ha s fade d o n a tri p throug h th e washin g machine . o f ftt CONC H island newslette r ..-w\l i cran k u p agai n ., l 7 8 thr u May'79 , 5av e u p 'fo r *| Z subscriptio n woul d b e unkin d + o you r MONSTE R H0 0 FRON T STREE T KE Y WES T MOTHE R ADJUST S he r purse s o n he r bon y lap . Sh e alway s carrie s tw o han d bag s wit h straps . Tha t ther e doe s no t appea r t o b e anythin g a t al l i n th e re d plasti c on e i s academic . Passin g slide s o f Simonto n Stree t glin t throug h he r catarac t glasses , dis torte d lik e strang e being s whiske d alarm edl y aroun d i n a n aquarium . "Doe s thi s remin d you , Grandma , o f whe n yo u rod e th e governmen t immigran t ca r fo r homesteader s goin g t o Ne w Mexico? " Budd y fondl y presse s he r stringy , blue veine d han d wher e sh e wear s he r tw o smal l engagemen t rings , no w circlin g on e finger . "No . I too k agains t it . Thei r wate r wa s warm, " sai d Mothe r wit h alacrity . Presen t he r wit h a n ide a fro m thos e lon g gon e day s an d sh e snap s to , he r littl e lip s pursed , a s i f sh e i s regard in g ove r he r Gladston e valis e th e west er n su n glintin g o n th e Oklahom a prairi e an d Indian s b y th e track s e n rout e t o th e Peco s Valle y rancho , a s ye t uncleare d o f mesquit e trees . I EAS E U S int o a vantag e spo t a t Mallor y Square , an d Budd y stroll s of f t o mingl e wit h hi s peer s — tw o fiddle-play in g group s an d walker s o f mos t ever y flavou r o f hom o sapiens , peaceabl y takin g th e air , wit h a n uncensuse d numbe r o f dogs , too . I embar k t o fin d u s a coke . "Wil l yo u b e al l right , Mother? " " I won' t tel l the m a thing, " sh e . assures , wit h equanimity . I RETUR N wit h a sac k o f bollos , an d ther e stan d seve n hippie s an d a coupl e o f polyeste r pants-suite d lad y tourist s aroun d Mother . Sh e sit s fir m a s a n isoscele s tri angle . Sh e i s i n command . Ther e i s a rippl e o f amusement , an d the y wal k off . I neve r kne w wha t sh e said . "Wer e yo u talkin g t o tha t fello w wit h th e lon g hai r an d a hea d band , Palm s an d Pelican s continue d o n pag e 2 4 • Bill' s MUFFLE R SHO P Van s RV' s Econom y muffler s Toyota s & Truck s a Specialt y 2 0 year s experienc e "OU R BUSINES S I S EXHAUSTING " BankAmeticar 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 th e Belte r Busines s Burea u FRE E INSTALLATIO N AL L MUFFLER S din e wher e th e su n set s pie r hous e restauran t a t th e pie r hous e mote l entertainmen t nightl y reservation s (305 ) 294-954 1 1 duva l stree t Pie r Hous e Restauran t

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2 4 — rif e ^* » vS^^"'" 1 ' " — ~ Atocha Coin Sales Tak e a guide d tou r o l a 168-foo i Spanis h Unsur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West , the world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se e wha t lif e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e 16O0's . Se e som e o f th e treasur e tha t ha s bee n foun d i n Florid a waters . Se e th e cannon s fro m th e "Nuestr a Senor a d e Atocha " whic h san k i n 162 2 of f Ke y West . Sh e carrie d a carg o value d a t ove r 10 0 millio n dollars . Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r he r gold , silve r an d gents . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t Ke y Wes t SE E QUALIT Y HAND-MAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAILY w e Til l mai l order s PIBATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T CAY O HUES O GRAPHIC S Finishin g touche s ar e goin g o n Meanwhile , se e u s fo r th e pro fessiona l touc h o n you r com mercia l ar t needs . Ads , log o designs , brochures , signs , letterheads , menu s fro m concep t t o camer a read y art . 80 6 Duva l Stree t 296-522 1 Reviewin g Stan d b y Doroth y Rayme r POETI C PROS E i s a rar e literar y ge m thes e days , s o i t i s a specia l deligh t t o fin d thi s classi c for m i n The Shore of Two Worlds b y Richar d Marsh , accomplishe d write r an d edito r wh o live s i n Ke y West . H e i s associat e edito r o f Solares Hill an d a poe t a s wel l a s bein g edito r an d publishe r o f Pocket Poetry magazine . Mars h note s tha t The Shore of Two Worlds i s th e first volum e o f a n epi c fantas y novel , The Unremembered, whic h i s designe d t o ru n t o si x o r eigh t vol ume s . THI S FIRS T EDITIO N i s publishe d b y th e Ma2gee n Press , P O Bo x 70 , Ke y West , F L 33040 . Mars h assert s tha t h e ha s turne d t o self-publishin g becaus e majo r publisher s n o longe r dea l wit h "qualit y fiction" ; smal l presse s d o no t pa y an d fai l t o ge t book s t o readers ; an d adds , wha t I , a s a lon g tim e bookreviewer , hav e alway s contende d — tha t th e vanit y pub lishin g metho d ha s "n o credibility. " TH E ILLUSTRATIONS , don e wit h skil l an d delicacy , ar e create d b y Pau l Stevens , Jr. , renowne d artist . TH E TIM E AN D PLAC E o f thi s initia l story : Ke y Wes t environs , Jul y 1958 . Ther e ar e glimpse s o f th e tow n an d th e Cuba n influence , bu t th e mai n descriptiv e passage s ar e abou t shore-lif e an d a salt pon d bower. A t th e opening , a youn g woman , Eliza beth , wh o ha s jus t finishe d graduat e wor k i n college , come s t o th e island , lure d b y a curiou s compulsion . On e dawning , sh e wander s i n solitud e alon g th e seashore , considerin g he r pas t an d thinkin g o f wha t th e futur e ma y hol d fo r her . TH E INTERLUD E permit s flashback s o f th e youn g woman' s background , insigh t in t o educationa l experiences , he r emotion SALES , APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSliEl O H . LQSi-E Y Realto i 294-552 5 RENTAL S 294-101 2 MEMBE R MULTIPL E L1STIM ; SER ) II I ARTIST S UNLIMITE D itu &rt P 2 5 t PICTUR E SIHC W a l involvemen t an d a mysti c forc e whic h ca n b e trace d i n Wels h legends . Ou t o f th e daw n an d th e se a come s a mysteriou s figure , a handsom e strange r wh o denie s tha t h e i s Welsh , bu t wh o i s decidedly "foreign. " Th e encounte r lead s t o enchantment , an d th e pai r drift s int o lov e relationshi p briefly , livin g a dream lik e lif e i n th e seclude d islan d Eden . AUTHO R MARS H ha s don e meticulou s re searc h o n flor a an d faun a o f th e Key s wit h focu s o n birdlif e an d a botanica l theme . A n excerp t fro m thi s idylli c sequenc e reveal s a n intermeshing_o f emotion s an d th e natura l beaut y o f th e setting : "The y soare d togethe r into , th e dapple d ..bluenes s an d greennes s o f thei r eye s an d th e tree s an d th e ocea n an d th e sky , a perfec t blendin g o f elements , a sudde n fusin g wit h th e brigh t color s o f th e bird s an d th e flower s an d th e voice s o f th e bird s an d th e aroma s o f th e flower s int o a n in tens e whit e ligh t mor e fel t tha n seen , an d the n a long , slo w fal l int o slee p an d dream , t o ris e agai n easil y int o th e participatio n o f th e soundin g o f hi s nam e an d th e hearin g o f he r nam e whe n sh e awoke. " ALTHOUG H TH E UNIO N o f Elizabet h an d th e Ma n o f Daw n ends , ther e i s a definit e promis e o f a seque l evolvin g fro m th e birt h o f a daughter . Palm s an d Pelican s continue d fro m pag e 2 3 Mother? " "He' s quee r a s a chicke n hatche d i n a thunde r storm, " sh e stated . ( A wester n lad y o f 9 0 winter s woul d mea n od d o r teche d i n th e head. ) SUNSE T RITUA L attende d to , w e trundl e home . Budd y help s Mothe r ou t o f th e car . ^What' s tha t you'v e got , Grandma? " "It' s a roach, " sh e said , openin g he r re d plasti c purse . ' INTERIOR S ARMSTRON G VINYLFL00R1N G CARPETIN G an d RUG S CUSTO M SLI P COVER S an d DRAPERIE S W E MA Y LOO K EXPENSIV E BU T COMPAR E OU R PRICE S You r Complet e Professiona l Interio r Decoratin g Servic e 10J 5 WHIT E ST . 294-127 8 FEItlNI' S TliE$EduCTJO N ofMiM i Davi d Bowi e • Th e ma n wh o f el l t o Eart h TIM E SEPTEMBE R P.M . PHON E 294382 6 DUVA L » . ACMIWIO N S2.5 C Th e mermai d i s moving.. . .. . upstairs. ' HARBO R mm ARCAD E 42 3 FRONTSTREE T I/A ENAMEL S ANTIQU E lEWEUtT^-JEWELR Y REPAIR S CUSTO M DESIGN S I N STERLING , ! H AN D 1 8 KARA T COL D 294-O86 3 KE Y WEST' S K f ETTCffi R Su n i n Libra , afte r 23r d i n Scorpi o Venu s i n Scorpi o Mercur y i n Libra , afte r 13t h i n Scorpi o Satur n i n Virg o Jupite r i n Le o Mar s i n Scorpi o Uranu s i n Scorpi o Neptun e i n Sagittariu s Plut o i n Libr a Nort h Nod e i n Virg o O n Octobe r 2n d ther e i s a ne w moo n an d a partia l eclips e o f th e su n i n th e constellatio n Libra , Thi s aspect s th e fourt h (4 ) hous e of"th e char t o f Ke y West . Ther e shoul d b e a for m o f spiri tua l reviva l fo r ou r city . Th e inner , subconsciou s wil l b e activated , an d a ne w beginnin g ma y b e th e outcome . Thi s ma y pertai n t o th e scanda l i n th e polic e departmen t an d othe r area s i n ou r cit y tha t woul d b e greatl y benefite d b y a renewe d sens e o f decenc y an d honest y o n th e par t o f governmen t a t al l levels . Venus , Mars , an d Uranu s con j oine d i n Scorpi o strongl y aspect s ou r chart . Ther e ma y b e a decisio n fro m th e mili tar y thi s mont h pertainin g t o it s fu tur e here . I wil l sa y tha t th e deci sion s overal l wil l b e favorabl e fo r th e communit y financiall y mos t o f all , bu t als o i n th e are a o f governmen t influence . Th e moo n wil l b e i n th e sig n o f Scorpi o o n electio n day , Octobe r 5t h — conjoinin g th e stelliu m o f planet s al read y i n Scorpio . Thi s relate s t o ou r char t i n a positiv e manne r i n ou r sixt h (6 ) hous e o f wor k an d health . Th e winner s i n th e electio n wil l certainl y b e th e person s wh o hav e th e bes t inter est s o f Ke y West i n thei r hearts . I S THE KEY WESTARTCENTER announce s 17? BA Y A.\ » EVENIN G WORKSHOP S Lif e Drawin g an d Paintin g /i» r j^/rf/V f contact MALCOL M ROS S A T M4-O&6 3 MOTHE R NATURE S TH E GOLDE N GIF T O F LOV E .. . Whe n you'r e lookin g fo r a specia l gif t fo r a specia l perso n t o expres s you r love , choos e a gif t o f gold . Th e preciou s glo w o f gol d reflect s th e warmt h o f th e yuletid e season . Com e choos e fro m ou r galler y o f gol d pins , rings , bracelets , watche s an d earrings . Tru e lov e deserve s th e glo w o f gold ! BEACHCOMBE R JEWELER S House of Ffntf Diamonds PHON E 306-2M481 1 • P.O . BO X 151 B KE Y PLAZ A SHOPPIN G CENTE R KE Y WEST . FIORIQ A 33Q4 0

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2 6 2 7 A Tal e O f Tw o Island s stor y an d photo s b y Richar d Mars h KE Y WES T an d Irelan d ar e bot h is land s washe d b y th e water s o f th e At lanti c Ocean , bu t Irelan d i s abou t a hundre d time s larger . Othe r similari tie s an d difference s ar e les s obvious , an d i t wa s t o discove r thes e tha t I spen t a mont h hitchhikin g i n .Irelan d recently . I wa s mostl y researchin g impres sion s an d atmospher e fo r a nove l an d fo r a plac e t o liv e sometim e i n th e future , s o I hurdene d mysel f wit h a s fe w fact s a s possibl e — onl y enoug h t o serv e a s a framewor k t o giv e for m t o th e impressions . I HA D COMPLETE D abou t hal f o f a disjointe d figur e 8 aroun d Irelan d — Traveller Marsh in his American tourist costume --the bludy eejit wi the Davy Crockett hat" in the native dialeat. (Camera held by Mary Magnier of Fermoy, County Cork) Belfas t sout h t o Dublin , wes t t o Galway , nort h alon g th e wes t coas t t o Slig o an d int o Count y Donega l — whe n I go t a rid e fro m Collooney , sout h o f Sligo , bac k t o Galwa y wit h a n America n businessman . H e ha d bee n al l ove r th e Unite d State s an d Ireland , an d h e said , "W e hav e mor e spectacula r scener y bac k home , bu t wha t make s Irelan d fo r m e i s th e people. " W e exchange d observation s o n way s i n whic h th e Iris h enjo y a highe r dualit y o f lif e wit h a lowe r standar d o f livin g tha n Americans , whos e qualit y o f lif e i s erodin g wit h ever-increasin g speed . TH E ECONOMI C SITUATIO N briefl y i s this : th e Iris h hav e a n averag e incom e tha t i s abou t 25 % les s tha n ours , an d thing s ar e slightl y mor e expensive . Fo r example , I ca n ge t a rol l o f Ektachrom e film " a t Woolc o fo r $5 ; i t cost s nearl y $ 6 anywher e i n Ireland . Som e items , lik e milk , ar e lr les s dear " (a s the y cal l "cheaper") ; som e ar e dearer . Incongruously , al l o v Irelan d i t i s almos t imp o pape r matches . Th e Bri t nearl y denude d o f tree s cen t governmen t •eginente d row c ihtl y .Britai n an d Li e t o fin d tsle s ar e io h re use d un ?n d o f 'ne s i n •an d o r Sweden . ( A penc e "p " i s abou t tw o America n cents , 10 0 penc e t o th e pound. ) I N SPIT E O F th e relativel y lo w in com e an d hig h cos t o f luxurie s (cigaret s a t a littl e mor e tha n America n prices ; pip e tobacc o outrageousl y high) , I neve r sa w anyon e tak e a cigare t fro m a pac k fo r himsel f without offerin g on e t o everyon e nearby , strange r o r friend . Absorbe d a s I wa s i n learnin g an d digestin g al l I coul d abou t th e Iris h an d thei r iva y o f life , I ofte n though t bac k t o Ke y Wes t i n compariso n an d con trast . IRELAN D I S BILINGUAL , a s Ke y Wes t is . Iris h i s th e officia l language , an d every thin g t o d o wit h th e governmen t i s i n Irish : schools , stree t signs , tow n names , governmen t buildings , etc . Iris h i s a require d subjec t i n school . Afte r Irelan d wo n independenc e fro m England , an d th e pos t offic e buildin g wa s labelle d "oifi g a n phoist, " a n English-speakin g Iris h gentlema n i s sai d t o hav e remarke d t o a friend , "I f 'oifi g a n phoist 1 doesn' t mea n 'men' s room, ' I jus t di d a sill y thin g i n th e pos t office . " Ther e i s als o a languag e barrie r betwee n Iris h Englis h an d America n Eng lish . A waitres s i n Killarne y aske d me , "Ar e yo u al l right? I wa s goin g t o tel l he r abou t m y spraine d foot , but the n I realize d that sh e meant , "Ma y I hel p you? " A Breto n i n tow n fo r Pa n Celti c Wee k spok e littl e English , an d I ha d t o translat e th e waitres s fo r him . TH E IRIS H ar e proverbia l drinkers , an d alcoholis m i s recognize d a s a na tiona l problem . Booz e ca n n o longe r b e advertise d o n television . Bu t I foun d littl e us e o f drugs , excep t amon g th e mor e libera l colleg e students , an d i t seeme d t o b e mostl y marijuana . TH E SU N i s no t a s brigh t i n Irelan d a s it i s i n Ke y West , an d i t set s i n th e northwest . Sunse t watchin g i s popula r wher e th e su n set s ove r water. I wa s walkin g wit h Maiach y fro m McDaid' s pu b i n Dublin , wher e Brenda n Behan , th e Iris h playwright , use d t o fal l of f th e stool , t o Malachy' s flat , wher e I wa s staying . A t th e to p o f Grafto n Street , wher e i t meet s St . Stephen' s Green , I pointe d t o a stree t fiddle r wit h a mone y bo x a t hi s feet . "That, " I said , "i s illega l i n Ke y West. " Malach y looke d around , unabl e t o se e anythin g tha t looke d illegal , an d I ha d t o explai n abou t ou r strang e la w her e pro hibitin g professiona l stree t musicians , an d th e eve n strange r la w tha t forbid s tw o o r mor e musician s t o pla y i n publi c eve n i f the y ar e not ask in g fo r money . Malaohy MALACH Y I S A . medica l studen t a t Universit y Colleg e Dublin , s o h e wa s no t wit h m e at th e Suffol k House , a Trinit y Colleg e hangout , whe n I me t Donal , a la w studen t a t Trinity . Dona l an d I ha d reache d th e to p o f Grafto n o n ou r wa y t o hi s fla t t o con tinu e ou r discussio n o f America n Consti tutiona l law , whic h hi s clas s wa s study in g then , afte r th e Suffol k Hous e ha d close d at th e lega l but unreasonabl e hou r o f half-eleve n (11:30) . A tinke r woma n wa s beggin g i n th e sam e phras e an d wit h th e sam e woe~begon e facia l expressio n t o b e foun d al l ove r Ireland : " A fe w copper s fo r foo d t o fee d th e baby. " Ou r _ discussio n the n extende d t o th e panhandlin g la w i n Ke y West . I n Ke y West , wher e i t i s illega l t o as k fo r money , we'ar e spare d th e re sponsibilit y o f decidin g fo r ourselve s whethe r o r no t t o giv e mone y t o a beggar . Th e Iris h ar e require d t o mak e u p thei r ow n minds : wil l th e fe w copper s fee d th e baby , hel p th e ol d ma n ge t drunk , o r bu y th e youn g bo y a horse ; an d i s tha t reall y a bab y o r jus t a bundl e o f rag s i n th e woman' s arms ? Th e Iris h hav e th e freedo m t o sa y "No " t o a begga r o r a hitchhiker , a s the y hav e th e freedo m t o be g o r hitchhike . I FOUN D HITCHHIKIN G th e idea l wa y t o mee t the . rea l Iris h an d tal k t o them I als o me t Danish , Sout h African , an d othe r tourists . I n Count y Donegal , Banbo , a tele Maggy from New Zealand at Grianan Ailigh visio n repairma n fro m Buncrana , gav e m e a rid e fro m Letterkenn y t o Griana n Ailig-li , a n ancien t su n templ e an d for t nea r Bun — crana . Dow n th e roa d a ways , Maggy , a youn g woma n fro m Ne w Zealan d wh o wa s hitchin g aroun d Ireland , wa s headin g fo r th e Griana n also , an d Banb o picke d he r u p an d droppe d u s bot h of f a t th e bottom , o f th e Griana n Ailig h hill . A s w e climt>e d u p tw o stee p miles , at e lunch , an d climtve d down , Magg y an d I trade d stories , an d I wa s abl e t o satisf y m y curiosit y abou t th e situation s a youn g woma n hitchin g alon e migh t encounter . MAGG Y SAI D tha t sh e ha d hitche d safel y throug h Australi a an d Ireland , bxxt " I a m convince d tha t ever y Irishma n ove r th e ag e o f si x i s a se x maniac. " How ever , the y gracefull y too k "no " fo r a n answer , whic h indicate s tha t ther e i s a bi t o f th e opportunis t i n th e mos t chiv alrou s Irishman . I sa w Banb o late r i n Buncrana , an d h e aske d th e obviou s question . H e seeme d disappointe d whe n I tol d hi m tha t M ? ha d gon e sout h fro m th e Grianan , w v I continue d north . THER E AR E fe w shoppin g th e deat h strok e t o th e do o f man y citie s — i n Ire" 1 Byra n McMahon , i n a le ' Celti c Wee k i n Killa " mai n shoppin g stre e (ofte n calle d "Srai d Siopi Sho p Street ) a s "crooke d lik e a dog' s leg " wher e ther e i s "roo m fo r th e huma n spiri t t o hide. " Wome n an d girl s bustl e alon g wit h thei r marke t basket s o n thei r arm s o r sto p t o cha t briefl y wit h friends . A street , fiddler , guitarist , o r accordio n playe r stand s i n th e middl e o f th e side walk , an d peopl e stee r thei r wa y around . Someon e i s alway s beggin g fo r a caus e — cripple d children' s fres h ai r camp , th e blind , th e ol d soldier s — an d everywher e th e tinker s wit h thei r "giv e m e a fe w coppers , wul l yuh , wul l yuh , an d I'l l pra y fo r you. " I t is a mor e full y huma n stree t lif e tha n w e hav e here , an d mor e completel y integrated . Th e tinker s ar e safe , I wa s told . The y wil l be g them selve s hoarse , bu t the y wil l no t attac k o r pic k you r pockets . Th e stree t urch in s o f Dubli n ar e anothe r matter . I NEARL Y GO T MUGGE D an d pickpockete d b y a grou p o f childre n unde r th e ag e o f te n i n a tourist y are a o f Dublin . I ha d t o ru n acros s th e stree t throug h traffi c t o los e them , alon g wit h m y dignity , bu t the y didn' t ge t an y money. . O n th e firs t war m da y o f spring , St . Stephen' s Gree n wa s fille d wit h langui d strollers , innocentl y romanti c couple s an d me n loungin g wit h thei r shirt s off . Catholi c Ireland , wher e th e majorit y o f th e girl s ar e virgin s unti l marriag e ("a s fa r a s w e know, " a Galwa y caili n tol d m e wit h a Mori a Lis a smile ) , see s nothin g shamefu l i n th e bar e mal e chest . I n Ke y West , a shirt les s ma n ca n b e throw n i n ^ail . WHE N I DESCRIBE D thi s quain t loca l custo m t o Stephani e fro m Count y Monaghan , sh e simpl y adde d i t t o a lis t o f know n America n eccentricitie s lik e drivin g o n th e righ t sid e o f th e roa d an d writin g date s backward s — 10-1-7 8 instea d o f 1-10-7 8 fo r Octobe r 1 , 1978 . Stephani e i s disenchante d wit h Americ a anyway . O n a visi t her e sh e saw ( Moun t Rushmor e an d wa s disappointe d be caus e "i t wa s jus t th e wa y I alway s Stephanie though t i t woul d be . A postcar d would-hav e don e a s well. " Th e electricit y staye d o n th e whol e tim e I wa s i n Ireland , bu t th e telephon e an d posta l worker s wer e o n strike . On e coul d cal l withi n a tow n (i f on e coul d figur e ou t th e system , whic h I neve r did ) , bu t inter-cit y call s wer e impossible . Th e mos t frequen t sig n wa s no t "Cea d Mil e Failte " ( A Hundre d Thousan d Welcomes ) bu t "Ou t o f Order. " o n th e radi o i n Ke y West . Dublin street musician i I WEN T LOOKIN G fo r som e genuin e Iris h musi c on e nigh t i n Buncran a an d foun d a loca l grou p calle d th e Wildwoo d Flower s playin g suc h America n countr y favorite s a s "Knoxvill e Girl " an d "Quee n o f th e Silve r Dollar. " A n oat o f tow n grou p san g moder n Nashvill e song s wit h authenti c Nashvill e twangs , bu t whe n the y stoppe d singin g an d starte d talkin g th e accen t wa s pur e Derry . O n th e Iris h radi o networ k on e morning , th e announce r introduce d i n Iris h — a son g sun g b y Kri s Kristof ferson , the n on e b y Ewa n MacCol l an d Pei ?g y Seeger , the n a n Uillea n pip e tun e (Iris h bagpipes) , a gospe l song , an d Buc k Owen s singin g "Truc k Drivin g Man, " Yo u don' t hea r tha t combinatio n o f musi c TH E GREATES T SIMILARIT Y I foun d betwee n Irelan d an d Ke y West i s th e friendlines s amon g strangers . I n th e smal l town s an d th e countrysid e .i t wa s rar e tha t a perso n woul d pas s b y m e withou t a downward-sideway s no d an d a greeting . "Lovel y day " i s a commo n greeting , an d i t i s use d a s eithe r a wis h o r a n observation . Anythin g les s tha n a drivin g rainstor m i s a lovel y da y i n Ireland . "Di a dhuit, " meanin g "Go d b e wit h you, " i s ofte n hear d i n th e Gaeltacht , o r Irish-speakin g area . Th e repl y i s "Di a ' s Mhuir e dhuitr " whic h mean s "Go d an d Mar y b e wit h you. " TH E GREATES T DIFFERENC E I foun d i s demonstrate d b y th e fac t tha t hitchhikin g i s illega l i n Key.Wes t an d Monro e County , an d i t i s a popul"a r an d saf e metho d o f trave l i n Ireland . Bein g poo r an d with out a ca r i s acceptabl e there . Th e car s tha t passe d m e b y withou t givin g m e a lif t wer e usuall y full . . A s I wa s walk in g bac k t o th e Mali n Hea d schoo l fro m th e Hol y Wel l an d the'We e Hous e o f Mali n wit h m y schoolbo y guides , a ma n comin g ou t o f hi s hous e recognize d m e an d apolo gize d fo r no t pickin g m e u p th e da y be for e becaus e hi s ca r wa s full . I T SEEM S t o b e a n unspoke n la w i n Irelan d tha t yo u ca n d o prett y muc h what eve r yo u please , i f i t does ' no t har m any on e o r offen d th e Catholi c mora l sense , an d eve n tha t mora l sens e i s loosin g it s hol d amon g youn g people . Somehow , th e Iris h see m t o b e i n close r touc h wit h life , livin g i t close r t o th e bon e a s the y do , an d kno w wha t i t mean s t o b e freel y huma n an d natural , enslave d a s the y wer e b y th e Britis h fo r hundred s o f year s unti l thi s century . Peopl e wh o hav e live d i n Ke y Wes t longe r tha n I hav e tel l m e tha t lif e her e use d t o b e freer , mor e natural , an d happier . Wha t hav e w e los t tha t th e Iris h stil l have , an d wha t hav e w e gained ? (Richard Marsh will present a slide show of his trip to the British Isles at the Monroe County Public Library October 19 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.) FO R OVE R FIFT Y YEAR S ANGELC' S O/tSI S OO D PALAC E NO T JUS T A GROCERY.. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R TAKE OUT SE OPE N DA ^ L St " * Ph " 296-566 3 p m Mon-Sa t 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s

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2 8 RES T BEAC H TOWNHOUS E APPEA L DENIE D AFTE R TW O postponements , th e Ke y Wes t Cit y Commission , sittin g a s a Boar d o f Adjust ment , i n a 4 t o 1 vot e denie d th e appea l o f Bil l Westra y agains t th e Cas a Caselle s Townhous e developmen t o n At lanti c Boulevar d planne d b y Vincen t Caselles . Th e hear in g precede d th e regula r com missio n meetin g o n Monda y even ing , Septembe r 18th . Th e fina l issu e turne d o n th e poin t o f whethe r th e 2 0 Townhouse s be cam e Multipl e Famil y Dwelling s simpl y b y changin g th e titl e blo c o n th e 1 4 pag e plan s eve n thoug h the y wer e admit tedl y designe d a s townhouses . Chairma n McCo y mad e th e poin t tha t th e nam e wa s change d fro m Townhous e t o Multipl e Famil y Dwelling s befor e th e buildin g permi t wa s issue d o n Ma y 12 , 19 7 8 . Th e commissio n chos e t o ignor e th e fac t tha t a s Mul tipl e Famil y Dwellings , th e projec t grossl y violate d th e fron t an d sid e yar d setbac k requirement s fo r th e R2 H zone . Commissione r Bruc e Esquinald o move d t o den y th e appeal . H e wa s joine d b y Commissioner s Arnold , Graha m an d Mayo r Mc Coy . Commissione r Alto n Week" le y oppose d th e appea l denial . Westra y ha s unti l Octobe r 18 , 1978 , t o fil e a n appea l i n Circui t Court . An immature yellow-crowned night heron in the mini-salt pond in a wild bird "nursery" at Rest Beach next to the Caselles property . WE'V E GO T 'EM ! OPE N 106 Mon.-Sat . TH E COOK' S BAZAA R 61 1 Duva l Stree t Ph . 296-665 6 f 1 OVE R $3,000,000.0 0 I N SUCCESSFULL Y NEGOTIATE D REA L ESTAT E TRANSACTION S EXPERIENC E DOESN' T COST.. . I T PAYS!! ! CHRISTOPHE R C . BELLAND , Realtor-Associat e KE Y LIM E REALTY , INC . 50 7 WHITEHEA D STREE T 294-732 2 o r 296-851 6 o ••& • * * SELLIN G BUYIN G KE Y WEST' S LARGES T RESIDENC E ..... . .$375,000 . BUSINESSE S (3 ) Fro m $40,000 . t o $750,000 . 4 ACRE S U.S . 1 , MIAM I . . .$110,000 . MAN Y MORE!! ! CAL L TODAY!! ! —WANTE D B Y QUALIFIE D BUYERS MOTEL S LARGE R HOUSE S APARTMENT S INDUSTRIA L STORE S BUSINESSE S


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