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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Tli f highes t M poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . IV , No . I I Ke y West , Florid a Februar y 19 7 9 i \

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#fn > i • "WO6p"AMAao M BAf?K.PA?NT\N E t WAL T HYL A PEB . I O t-AA>BC\4 I TW E GALLER Y CaJ W BYA^PZTIST S • COMMERCIA L AR T 80 6 PUVAL . iSf o -52i l MT I l-b F-. 5 i H o s 125 I I E E £ G I S CHIN A LYL Y RESTAURAN T Lyly offers gourmet oriental food prepared in Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechuan styles. Dine indoors or in a delightful outdoor garden. Open seven days for breakfast (from 8 am), luncheon (featuring daily specials) and dinner (5-10 pm) ® E E m E Simonto n & Truma n 29&-965 0 ROSIIT S iisea l fffltrmitwr© WICKE R , RATTA N $ " • 'P.O. BO X R FUNK Y EflTER Y FO R PftSTf l .. . AN D ITIORE ! Dar k o n iTIondays . Hours : fou r t o midnight . Tlrf l WflR D (3O5 ) 294-313 7 Fro m th e Edito r • Hello-VOTE NO on the pipeline! Read Bill Westvay's excellent editorial that starts on page 15 for our reasons why. . GOOD NEWS.' Good news.' Billie Rupp has been meeting with John Mercer of the Old Island Restoration Commission, and my understanding is that there will be changes in the facade to bring the building more into line with the surrounding buildings. Also, as the photo ahowa. 3 Key West Handprint Fabrics has begun to hang shutters on their new building on Simonton Street,and tfris should help to soften the harshness of this building. The metal building is in an industrial zone and is not required to conform^ to Old Town decor, nor is it under the jurisdiction ,of the OIRC, but it abuts the historic district, and informal appeals from Mercer and Handprint's good will are responsible for improving the appearance of the building. SOLARE S HIL L has been interested in David Wolkowsky 's landfill project at the foot of Vernon Street, but we have been waiting for the results of the marine' survey of that property before we write anything. Alexander Hansen, the Department of Environmental Regulation official who is investigating this project, had not received the report of the survey as we went to press. We'll follow up on this next issue. AT 1 P.M. on Thursday, February 1, 19?9, tKe Special Legislative Committee will meet in the Marathon Courthouse to hear citizen input concerning what should be done when the Area of Critical State Concern (A.C.S.C.) legislation expires on July 1, 1979. The Committee, composed of Senators and Representative's, must report back to their respective state houses by March 15. Concerned citizens are urged ta attend and express their views. THERE IS A special Cris Hay Search Fund that.has .been set up to aid those volunteer search parities looking for Cris ' downed plane in New York State. Donations can be sent to this fund at the Florida First National Bank on Front Street. THAT NEW STBIPING on N. Roosevelt Boulevard is very confusing. It deems that many motorists have no idea what in meant by that strange center lane, because the striping lines are so unusual. I WONDER IF the tourist drop-off has to do with the sizeable rate inareases put through by so many motels this season. There are very few places left in town that have reasonable prices, and this, may be driving away many of the tourista. INCIDENTALLY, Bill Weatvay han done an incredible job of research in putting together his editorial on the pipulina. Not content to work with juist engineering reports and figures, our man Waatray crawled through a section of the new bridge pipe to find out first hand how smooth the inside of the pipe Wat). It is this type of thoroughnem; that Neutvay brings to his research that make-a hi a reports so invaluable. OUR LANDLORD-TENANT problem wrap-up will appear in March. lee you next month. Our cover artist this month ie Voaohia Burford. Her works may be seen at the Gingerbread Square Gallery and at.the new Kennedy Gallery on Du'val Street. BOU R ^ASCRIPTIO N mm HER E I S $10.00 ' FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS _ CIT Y STAT E ZI P Ou r mailin g address : 82 1 Duva l Stree t Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Phon e number s ar e 291-104 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 -^ V S f , O<> ™ 1 ""** ? newspaper published every month on the slaves sL l T l n t' Ka J "l 8 * " M &*** point, by Solares Hill Company 821 Dm,a' Street, Key West, Florida 23040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10. 00. EDITORIAL CONSULTANT BILL WESTRAY VOLITION WALT HYLA ^ ' • With a little help from our friends '. . Solare s Hil l .Co. , Inc . . . ©Solares Hill, 1979 Ethe a Kem p Strieke r b y Phoeb e Coa n BOR N AN D MARRIE D i n th e ver y sam e spo t a t 51 3 Willia m Stree t a t th e hea d o f Finde r Lane , 81-year-ol d Ethe a Kem p Strieke r i s kind , vital , dignified , an d bus y wit h he r hand s an d hea d i n he r churc h an d socia l activities . He r mothe r befor e he r ha d live d i n th e sam e hous e ,a s a widow , an d Mrs . Strieker , afte r th e deat h o f he r belove d husban d Georg e Jay , has . continue d livin g ther e wit h he r daughter , Rut h Scadlock , an d he r family . BOT H MOTHE R AN D DAUGHTE R hav e alway s * bee n occupie d wit h givin g t o children . M y childre n hav e alway s brough t hom e oddment s fro m bot h ladies . Thing s t o inven t with . Thing s mos t folk s tos s out . Thing s a chil d migh t treasure . Thing s Mrs . Strieke r hersel f like s t o hav e o n han d t o fashio n Christma s orna ment s o f he r ow n an d t o pas s o n a s lit tl e gift s th e childre n i n th e neighbor hood , migh t appreciate . HE R ROOT S o n he r father' s sid e ar e i n th e Bahama s an d befor e that , wa y bac k i n th e 1660's , i n Cornwal l i n England . He r grea t grandfather , Samue l Kemp , founde d th e Firs t Methodis t Churc h i n Ke y West , wher e th e Baham a Hous e no w stands . " I a m relate d t o hal f th e ol d . familie s o f Ke y West, " sh e say s wit h a smiie . O n th e corne r o f Willia m Stree t an d Pinde r Lane , he r fathe r ha d a restaurant . I n th e bac k wa s a blacksmith' s shop . On e coul d ge t stea k an d frenc h fries , brea d an d coffee , al l fo r 35C . "Mothe r mad e pie s an d jell y cake s ever y da y fo r th e restaurant . Afte r w e close d down , Mr . Bethe l opene d a simila r plac e o n Flemin g Street. " A T GRAD E SCHOOL , Ethe a describe s her sel f i n he r autobiograph y as : " a quie t student...th e nun s pu t m e nex t t o th e talkers . I wa s a dreamer , bu t als o a doer . "A t th e conven t I gaine d m y lov e fo r handwork . (Embroidery , cutwor k embroid ery , an d crochet) . I als o becam e in volve d i n dramatic s an d acte d i n a numbe r o f plays . "On e nigh t Mr . Russell , a teacher , too k m e fo r a rid e i n on e o f th e firs t automobile s i n Ke y West . Th e nex t da y I wa s kep t afte r school. , becaus e I hadn' t prepare d m y Lati n lesson . Con sequently , I wa s tease d b y ray fello w students . "Becaus e o f skippin g 7t h an d 11t h grades , I graduate d a t 1 8 i n 1916 . Ther e wer e 1 0 o f us , an d thi s wa s the " larges t graduatin g clas s eve r (a t Monro e Count y H.S. , o n Truma n an d White). " HE R FATHER , wh o wa s a voluntee r fire ma n an d als o playe d th e fiddl e fo r dan ces' , die d abou t thi s tim e (1915) . "Fathe r wa s strict , bu t I love d hi m dearly . Whe n h e die d i n hi s sleep , mothe r awok e th e nex t mornin g an d crie d out . W e al l awakene d wit h a start . I evidentl y slippe d a dis c i n m y bac k a t tha t moment . Th e dis c reste d o n a nerv e goin g int o m y righ t hip . A t time s I coul d wal k a s goo d a s ever, , bu t suddenl y i t woul d catc h an d I\ d fall . Th e pai n wa s excruciating . I woul d pra y t o die , bu t Go d ha d othe r definite 1 plan s fo r me . "A t tha t time , m y brothe r Willia m live d i n Atlanta , attendin g Souther n Denta l College . Sinc e w e didn' t hav e muc h mone y I wante d t o qui t schoo l an d g o t o wor k t o hel p kee p hi m i n school . Bu t h e insisted , 'I f yo u quit , I'l l qui t too:,. ' . "i t wa s decide d tha t I woul d finis h th e term , an d th e nex t summe r whe n h e cam e hom e w e woul d wor k thing s out . " Thing s di d wor k ou t — he r brothe r Willia m becam e a dentis t her e fo r man y years , an d she,a teacher . AFTE R HIG H SCHOOL , Ethe a starte d teachin g al l grade s a t N o Nam e Key . Thi s initiate d 3 3 year s o f teaching . A t tha t tim e on e ha d t o reac h N o Nam e b y wa y o f boa t fro m Bi g Pine . .George , he r boyfrien d then , mad e i t possibl e fo r he r clas s t o visi t th e othe r sid e o f th e key , wher e the n live d a hermi t b y th e nam e o f Mackovitz . "W e wen t throug h thic k plant s t o th e othe r side , an d ther e i n a clearin g wa s a on e roo m hous e o n stilt s wit h ladder-lik e steps . Wall s wer e covere d wit h guns . Th e childre n wer e awe a b y th e ver y hair y man , wearin g CAY O HUES O GRAPHIC S BRING S YO U $> © relie f hanging s i n leathe r cla y soni a robinso n wai t hyl a FEB.1. 0 MARCH1 ' 80 6 DUVA L tattere d clothing . The y didn' t sa y a word. " Sh e taugh t a t N o Nam e unti l a jo b opene d u p thre e month s late r a t Divisio n Schoo l (no w Truman) . ETHE A AN D GEORG E wer e marrie d i n 1918 . The y honeymoone d a t Pal m Beach . The y share d a lov e fo r singing , havin g me t durin g choi r rehearsals . Bot h wer e Conc h kids , althoug h h e ha d bee n mostl y reare d b y hi s grandmothe r an d ha d live d i n othe r places. " Afte r th e marriage , Georg e an d Ethe a move d i n wit h he r mother . Th e famil y hous e ha d bee n replace d befor e that . Fou r building s o n th e propert y ha d bee n remove d t o accommodat e th e ne w te n roo m hous e (th e presen t place) . Th e hous e wa s move d fro m th e Harri s Schoo l yard-propert y o n hug e logs . Whe n a lo g wa s rolle d ou t th e forwar d on e wa s pu t t o th e back . WHE N SH E WA S fiv e month s pregnan t wit h Ruth , a chiropracto r cam e t o town . Wit h treatmen t h e relieve d th e pai n i n he r back . H e taugh t he r ho w t o dea l wit h it . Sh e learne d t o pu t th e dis c bac k int o plac e b y lyin g o n a heatin g pad . Durin g th e fift h yea r o f thei r mar riage , Georg e too k sick . H e wa s ad vise d t o kee p ou t o f crowd s an d t o avoi d communicabl e diseases . The y wen t t o Bi g Pin e an d starte d a grocery . Afte r treatmen t h e fel l sic k agai n an d die d i n 1925 . "Peopl e wondere d wh y I neve r marrie d again . I jus t though t to o muc h o f Georg e t o marr y anothe r man. " S O A T 28 , an d wit h thre e smal l child re n (Rut h wa s jus t 1 6 months) , Ethe a staye d o n wit h he r mother . Tw o year s late r sh e returne d t o teaching . Al l th e childre n hav e bee n bor n an d , . marrie d i n thi s sam e hous e (exceptin g he r so n wh o marrie d Pegg y Mills ' siste r a t Peggy' s house) . Ethe a ha s thre e children : Jay , Dorethe a (afte r Ethea ) an d Ruth . Ther e ar e te n grandchildre n an d seve n grea t gran d children , o f who m sh e i s ver y proud . HE R MOTHE R too k car e o f th e childre n whe n sh e "taught . Pa y the n wa s $7 0 a month . (Sh e ha d starte d ou t earnin g $4 0 a month. ) Sh e supplemente d he r salar y wit h othe r smal l jobs . Th e mos t lucra tiv e on e wa s buyin g avocad o seed s fro m th e childre n fo r a penn y apiece , an d the n sendin g the m t o Centra l -Florida t o b e plante d b y growers . Ofte n sh e earne d i n thre e summe r month s mor e tha n th e nin e month s o f teaching . ' • A s t o he r teaching , Ethe a fel t tha t th e childre n wer e a rea l challenge . "W e wer e muc h close r t o ou r teache r i n thos e days. " (Sh e i s no w a lifetim e membe r o f th e PT A an d wa s a presiden t o f th e Class roo m Teacher' s Association. ) Polynesian 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

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->#• ' HAL F SHEL L RA W BA R clam s oyster s • conc h chowde r lobste r ston e cra b shrim p numerou s othe r seafoo d dinner s pin s .. . ou r specia l chicke n dis h OPE N ll:3O 7:0 0 MONDA Y SATURDA Y NOO N 7:0 0 P.M . SUNDA Y CLOSE D THURSDA Y Land s En d Villag e Foo t o f Margare t St . Ke y West , Florid a Mea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 294-700 0 "I n th e earl y day s w e ha d n o aides . Ther e wer e large r classes , an d th e child re n ha d t o bu y thei r ow n textbooks . Th e childre n wer e als o muc h easie r t o handle. " ETHE A CLAIM S tha t Dr . Spoc k cause d parent s t o b e les s concerne d wit h dis cipline . "Childre n nee d guideposts. " Sh e ha s thoroughl y enjoye d he r year s o f teachin g an d say s sh e ha d alway s ha d a goo d relationshi p wit h parents . Man y student s stil l com e t o talk . "That' s th e reward . They'r e happ y t o se e me . I'v e taugh t thousands. " DURIN G AL L HE R YEAR S o f teaching , Ethe a continue d he r ow n education , at tendin g summe r schools , takin g corres pondenc e courses , traveling , writing , reading , learning . I n 19 5 8 sh e gradu ate d wit h a B.S . degre e fro m th e Univer sit y o f Florida . Sh e ha s bee n activ e i n man y group s an d ha s bee n honore d man y time s b y th e Senio r Women' s Clu b an d th e Junio r women' s Club . Sh e wa s vote d Woma n o f the.Yea r i n _ 19.5i..by_.._.the_Senior..Women' s Club , an d th e Junio r Women' s Clu b presente d he r wit h a "Thi s I s You r Life , Mrs . Strieker " recognitio n a t a specia l dinner . She' s a lifetim e membe r o f th e Senio r Women' s Club . W E TALKE D a lo t abou t wha t a n ol d fashione d Ke y Wes t childhoo d wa s like . Ke y Wes t wa s differen t i n thos e times . "W e didn' t have,stree t light s bac k then , an d reall y didn' t nee' d them . Everythin g wa s ver y quie t an d peaceful , an d w e use d lantern s t o ligh t ou r way . W e playe d jackstone s a t Wil l Roberts ' plac e wher e th e tile s wer e nice . Hi s girl s an d I playe d a lo t togethe r sinc e w e wen t t o schoo l wit h eac h other . W e jumpe d rop e a lot. " THER E WA S ALS O a bi g 4t h o f Jul y cele bratio n _and . bicy_cle_ra.ce.,.__which._Ethe a entere d o n a n ol d bik e he r brothe r ha d exciting^ , frip-cups Mfsht suiw... robes and w ., , ti t town. Mm r tHth e Ferri s Wheel , merry-go-round , loo p t o loop . "Fo r entertainmen t o n Saturda y nights , th e youn g peopl e ha d a promenad e o n . Duval . Bac k an d fort h we' d go , man y times . Parent s woul d visi t wit h thei r friends . "A t Flemin g an d Margare t wa s Davis ' Store.* ' Flashe d o n th e wal l outsid e o f th e store , w e sa w ou r firs t movin g picture . "Childre n als o love d th e moonli t nights . W e mad e 'moonshin e babies ' b y placin g pebble s aroun d th e for m o f a reclinin g playmat e t o for m a silhouette. " FO R TH E HOLIDAYS , sa w hors e table s wer e se t u p i n th e bac k yard , whic h be cam e a ver y bus y an d excitin g place . Neighborhoo d familie s woul d prepar e th e food . Th e teenager s di d a lo t o f th e wor k themselves . Th e boy s i n th e famil y ha d a bi g time , Mrs . Strieker' s fathe r like d t o super vis e th e activities . Th e banj o an d pian o were-wel l liked , an d song s lik e "Le t M e Cal l Yo u Sweetheart " wer e popular . Ther e wer e als o covered-dis h supper s calle d "put-i n parties. " A locall y mad e strawberr y syru p woul d b e serve d wit h ic e an d water . Ther e wer e als o cand y pull s fo r whic h th e gan g wen t t o some one' s hous e (perhap s a Sunda y schoo l teacher's) , an d sh e woul d boi l suga r an d pou r i t ou t o n marble , the n pul l i t an d cu t i t whe n i t ha d cooled . "CHRISTMA S TIM E we' d ge t ou r ow n a m S 8 1 3X ke y Wes t \yeny specia l ful l seRvic e salo n fo R al l opyou R individua l need s — featurin g — &Rtisti c flowe R weavin g Senso R pea m intensiv e conditionin g tReatment s aviqa l eqyptia n henn a hai R CRimpin q ful l coloRin g seRvice s manicures , pebieimes , fasulou s fake s pRivat e gentlemen' s quaRteR s edit h SeRR i ski n caR e product s FO R appointmen t phon e 296-858 3 11 7 CitzpatRic k stuee t • i n th e kin o plaz a • 01 6 town , ke y Wes t mon . thR u fRi . 1 0 t o 8 • SatuRoay . 1 0 t o 6 • Close d Sunfca y h T itree s fro m Bi g Pine. " Gift s wer e mostl y hand-made , a s wer e th e ornament s sh e stil l makes . "Goo d wil l wa s plentiful . "W e al l reall y enjoye d carollin g o n a truck . Caroller s woul d visi t th e sic k an d shut-ins . "I t use d t o b e jus t mostl y ric h o r poo r people . Now , there' s a lo t mor e o f a middl e class . Downtow n wer e th e aristocrats . Unite d Stree t wa s th e Vinega r Flats , an d Conc h Tow n wa s th e ne w middle . "Th e mos t wonderfu l even t o f m y child hoo d too k plac e o n m y 16t h birthday . I ha d a beautifu l part y a t m y sister' s o n Whitehea d Street . A vaudevill e troup e wa s brough t fro m th e Sa n Carlo s (he r brother-in-la w wa s th e manage r then) . M y schoo l teacher s wer e there , whic h mad e m e fee l ver y proud. " " I travele d i n Europ e fo r thre e week s once . I ha d save d m y substitut e teacher' s salar y fo r seve n years, I visite d fiv e countrie s an d foun d peopl e t o b e friendl y whereve r I went . Everywher e peopl e wer e speakin g English . I n a restauran t I tippe d a waitres s ari d sh e kisse d me! " Sh e ha s writte n piece s o n al l th e coun trie s tha t sh e visited . MRS . STRICKE R say s tha t it' s har d fo r he r t o accep t th e change s sh e see s i n thes e days ; bu t sh e doe s tr y t o accep t them , s o tha t sh e ca n avoi d a generatio n gap . Sh e doesn' t le t ol d age.slo w he r dow n either . Someone , I notice , i s alway s comin g b y i n a ca r t o pic k he r u p an d tak e her'her e an d there . Sh e i s alway s smiling , beautifull y groome d an d happy . ' "Trus t i n God, " sh e believes . "Hav e fait h i n Go d an d Hi s divin e plan. " Ethe a feel s a clos e relationshi p wit h God . " I believ e i n praye r ver y deeply . I coul d no t liv e withou t it . Everythin g I do , I consul t Go d first . Th e answer s aris e fro m withi n me , an d the n I ac t accordingly . " I enjo y th e comfort s o f th e present , bu t I like d th e securit y w e ha d i n th e past , an d th e peacefulness. " ETHE A HA S WRITTE N severa l things ; A Thumbnai l Histor y o f Ke y West , Memoirs , a n Autobiography , an d a histor y o f edu catio n i n Monro e County'fo r th e bicen tennial . Sh e gav e m e a pamphle t o n th e Histor y o f Methodis m i n Ke y Wes t t o loo k at . Ther e wa s a poe m i n i t tha t sh e ha d com posed : "W e lov e ou r Church , O h God : Abid e i n i t an d mak e i t Thine . Ther e i s mor e t o i t tha n floor s o f pin e an d ceilin g high , fo r ther e i s memor y Tha t come s o f pionee r son s wit h courageou s heart s -Wh o gav e i t form Abid e i n it , God , an d b e wit h thos e wh o com e whe n w e hav e gone. " iftti' EXERCIS E STUDI O STAR T SHAPIN G U P NOW ! AN D $AVE ! 310 2 Flagle r Ave . Haban a Plaz a Student s — Hig h School , Colleg e Senio r Citizen s — 6 0 o r ove r (Specialize d Instruction ) OR Joi n Wit h A Frien d 6 wee k unlimite d progra m Jus t $19°-* ! Jus t $49" ! 3 mont h unlimite d progra m CAL L NO W FOR A FRE E VISI T 296-224 9 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 ! "12 6 Duva l Stree t Monday-Saturda y 106 Sunda y 125 296-566 1 SHOE S AN D ACGESSORIE S FO R LADIE S AN D GENTLEME N

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Th e Revitalize d Ol d Ke y Wes t Busines s Associatio n founde d i n 197 2 ma y b e you r onl y opportunit y t o mak e yoursel f hear d i n you r busines s community . W E QUESTIO N th e price s fo r parkin g i n th e Mallor y Squar e Parkin g Lo t a s currentl y poste d th e curren t compositio n o f th e Mallor y Squar e Advisor y Committee . (Shoul d the y no t hav e busines s interest s i n th e Mallor y Squar e area? ) th e abilit y o f ou r Chambe r o f Commerc e — i n it s presen t confuse d an d divide d conditio n — t o attrac t visitor s t o ou r cit y th e abilit y o f ou r polic e forc e — a s i t i s currentl y compose d — t o adequatel y protec t citizen s an d visitor s th e abilit y o f th e cit y t o kee p th e street s an d othe r publi c area s reasonabl y clea n th e abilit y o f a n overworke d Ol d Islan d Restoratio n Commissio n t o b y itsel f overse e constructio n an d improvement s i n th e historica l secto r W E ALS O ALS O CONCERNE D abou t panhandlin g an d othe r form s o f stree t harassment . OU R PRIMAR Y PURPOS E i s t o attrac t loca l resident s an d tourist s t o th e histori c Ol d Ke y Wes t area . I f you r interes t i n Ke y Wes t ! correspond s t o ou r purpos e an d concerns , yo u ar e urge d t o atten d a on e hou r meeting . Date : MONDAY , FEBRUAR Y 1 2 Ad d you r voic e t o ours , s o w e ca n ad d ou r voice s t o yours . Place : BILLIE' S BA R & RESTAURAN T Time : 6 P M Ji m Wells , Chairma n Ol d Ke y Wes t Busines s Associatio n LOUIE' S BAC K YAR D LOUI S WA S hackin g of f a tre e lim b whic h bothere d him , an d I gav e a sub due d pus h t o som e leave s i n th e ocea n patio . I t wa s a lusterles s tim e fo r us . H e ha d bee n workin g fo r button s fo r a n outfi t her e o n th e island . Whic h on e o f u s said , "Wh y don' t w e mak e a restauran t o f thi s ol d hous e an d garde n an d cal l i t 'Louie' s Bac k Yard'? " Whic h on e sai d i t no w i s los t i n th e mist s o f tim e an d unde r th e racke t o f ensuin g events . I kno w tha t I looke d hi m i n hi s wild , brow n eye . H e looke d m e i n m y mean , blu e eye . W e locke d knowin g glances . Glance s fraugh t wit h vision s o f peri l an d excitement , o f gapin g canyon s opene d u p wit h possibl y th e carcasse s o f dream s broke n on . th e floo r o f th e gorge . THU S INSPIRED , Loui s se t t o an d mad e • 2 4 ke y lim e pie s tha t week , t o ge t hi s han d bac k in . Thi s an d othe r humilia tion s face d m e i n th e chaoti c tim e befor e Louie' s Bac k Yar d stage d it s opening . Loui s ha d bee n a maste r che f i n th e merchan t marine , a schoo l whos e color s wer e blac k an d blue . "Wer e yo u good? " I asked . "I' m alive , aren' t I? " I f a che f wasn' t goo d i n th e merchan t marine , th e me n pushe d hi m overboard , o r that' s th e wa y I understoo d it . PRESSE D INT O SERVIC E wa s th e breezy , old , lon g dinin g roo m whic h swep t th e lengt h o f th e house . Throug h it s win dow s insinuate d th e kissin g sound s o f th e ocea n wavelet s rushin g u p agains t th e cora l rocks . Arty , clever , darin g Georg e Mitchel l decorated . Tha t is , h e arrange d al l 1 2 o f th e seats . Thi s islan d adventurer artis t wa s s o shar p tha t sometime s h e cu t himself , an d th e plac e offere d th e ai r o f a hurrican e party , perhap s whil e th e ey e o f th e stor m passes . LARGE R THA N LIFE , i n billowin g caftans , I reigne d i n th e doo r wit h a ciga r bo x fo r monies , an d comer s trippe d pas t th e smal l spi t o f san d — wher e reste d th e cadave r o f a mangrov e roo t — passe d unde r th e Tre e o f Radian t Happines s an d int o ou r lair . Whe n approache d i n a boa t from-th e sea , thi s consequentia l matriarc h o f a seagrap e tre e offer s t o th e gaz e a green , generou s grotto . Table s flanke d th e tree , an d a lunche r counte d i t a jo y whe n a heart-shape d seagrap e lea f tumble d ont o he r spinac h salad , o r a seagrape•poppe d int o he r glas s o f chille d Chablis . FA T FREDDIE , naturally , wa s selecte d a s th e firs t bartender . Fa t Freddi e bor e a trul y awesom e disrespec t fo r al l crea ture s tha t move , mor e especiall y thos e enterin g hi s bar . A s th e year s no w hav e slippe d b y an d h e ha s foun d hi s Judy , no w h e i s s o happ y tha t h e ha s becom e fashionabl y civil . It' s s o sad . Fa t Freddi e preside d indignantl y i n hi s pocketboo k bar , whittle d ou t o f th e cister n i n th e intimate-mos t bowel s o f th e house , wee , brigh t fishe s dartin g frolicsomel y i n th e littl e tank s range d roun d th e wall . Si x person s coul d ge t i n a t a time , an d the y wer e com e ove r wit h a feelin g o f retur n t o thei r mothers ' wombs . BEWILDEREDLY , wit h a certai n sho w o f courage , I miscounte d th e chang e i n m y ciga r bo x an d billowe d i n m y caftan s an d overbooke d th e dinin g roo m s o that , whe n i t rained , 'thos e waitin g wer e ranged , sittin g alon g th e wall , thei r fee t stick in g straigh t out . And , al l th e while , I kep t thinkin g tha t th e situation s w e ar e confronte d with , th e thing s w e hav e t o do , s o ofte n ar e th e one s tha t w e kno w ho w t o d o leas t well . An d isn' t tha t th e wa y w e learn ? Wha t make s Lif e purposeful ? A kin d o f succes s ignite d then , a glitte r an d a sizzle , and , fo r a whil e there , w e two , Loui s an d I , wh o ha d dis charge d th e sparkler , stoo d wit h a harm les s spra y o f spark s fallin g abou t us , illuminatin g u s i n quit e a divertin g fashion . TH E GREA T an d th e nea r grea t came , pickin g thei r wa y pas t th e beguilin g seagrap e tree . O f th e latte r number , I ca n cal l t o min d a Philadelphi a aquariu m curato r wh o coul d pla y th e harmonic a throug h hi s nose . An d Mrs . Georg e Barb er , Ke y West' s 194 6 Spong e Quee n Glori a Ascevedo , crowne d a t Ba y Vie w Park . Othe r owner s hav e surfaced . Hav e subsided . Perhap s wil l sprin g u p again . Gon e th e ciga r box . Remainin g th e legend . Louie' s Bac k Yard . Irrespectiv e o f th e tur n o f th e screw , o f futur e revo lution s o f th e whee l o f fortune , neve r shall, I b e fre e o f th e hol d thi s on e spo t ha s fo r me . 0) STERE O SYSTEM S HI-F I MAGICIA N BUYIN G GUID E TH E SECON D SYSTE M 99 > Garrard730 M It' s importan t t o hav e good-lookin g H i F i equip ment . Somethin g tha t doesn' t mak e you r $40 0 a mont h apartmen t loo k lik e a comba t zon e o f wire s an d knobs . Ultralinear' s ne w herringbon e gril l cover , make s th e mode l 7 7 loo k lik e a designe r speaker . However , look s ar e onl y hal f th e bargain . Th e soun d i s clea r an d smoot h wit h a ne w three-wa y ai r suspensio n speake r array . Capabl e o f handlin g 4 0 watt s o f power , thes e speaker s ca n reall y delive r a punch . Th e Ultralinea r uniqu e hig h efficienc y voic e coil s tak e onl y 8 watt s t o achiev e th e sam e soun d pressur e leve l a s i t doe s wit h 40 . Garrar d Turntabl e 730 M Ultralinea r Speaker s 7 7 Technic s Receive r SA20 0 Regula r Pric e $533.0 0 Swift' s Packag e Pric e . . 399.0 0 YO U SAV E ..$134.0( L an d speakers , an d 41-ste p click-sto p volum e con trol . A s wit h al l Technic s receivers , th e tota l har moni c distortio n (THD ) i s ver y low ' . a t .04% . Th e Secon d Syste m incorporate s thre e o f th e bigges t name s i n H i F i toda y .. . Technics , Garrar d an d Ultralinear . Garrar d turntable s have , fo r years , mad e thei r wa y into ; th e keenes t o f audiophiles ' home s an d studios . Now , mad e i n England , the y hav e a n unchange d positio n i n th e America n H i F i market . Th e 730 M i s on e o f th e bes t turntabl e buy s availabl e anywher e today . Fo r it s pric e i t deliver s th e record-trackin g ability , tha t muc h mor e expensiv e unit s do , provide s Jots ; o f stron g accurat e speed, an d no t onl y stack s record s bu t look s goo d too . SA-20 0 UftiQDneor.77 C Technics 8 b y Panasoni c loudspeakers . Wit h 2 5 watt s o f tru e undistorte d power , th e Technic s SA-20 0 provide s mor e tha n enoug h driv e t o pus h thes e speaker s t o ear-splittin g levels . Thi s beautiful , well-laid-ou t receive r no t onl y ha s lot s o f powe r bu t als o a lo t o f functiona l extra s suc h a s dua l functio n tunin g meter , fus e protectio n fo r th e am p Al l o f thes e component s ar e relativel y smal l i n size , s o spac e fo r a goo d soun d syste m n o longe r re main s o n you r lis t o f problems . B y buyin g th e Secon d System , yo u ar e invest in g a littl e mone y fo r bi g soun d an d bi g name s tha t peopl e wh o kno w abou t H i F i too k for , an d beside s .. . don' t yo u deserv e jus t a littl e more ?

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Opt N 1 1 A M T O V p< H FRE E PAHKIN C TE L 294-400 0 E L CACSOU E RESTAURAN T SPECIALIZIN G I N SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 ; Dum l ST . • V i Bloc k hum NATKKW I Ban k NO W OPE N m tin KE Y WEST' S MOS T FAMOU S MANSIO N PRESIDEN T TAE T ROO M PRESIDEN T CLEVELAN D KOO M — ROUG H RIDE R ROO M [Telephon e 296-959 2 22 7 DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 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 wt h a minimu m of effor t o n you r p a f t Yo u jus t sprea d th e organi c com pound , wor k i t fr f wit h th e specia l Hos t Di y Cleane r machine , an d vacuu m i t op . Th e compoun d tb b extract s eve n th e heavies t ground-i n soi l 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 dtr t Ren t Hos t Dr y Cleane r an d d o tha t carpetin g jo b one . two , thre e Sprea d Hol m Floo r Coverin g Co . 82 1 FLEMIN G STREE T PHON E 2e«.2Ofl l KE Y WES T Pirate s Alle y Key Wes f SE E QUALIT Y HAND-MAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y w e fil l mai l order s PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T E Y WE S GLAS S WORK S Windows , custom oh traditional designs-, ahT supplies, crosses and AesioAaii on. D3TTER S Dea r Sir : Jus t additiona l informatio n o n "OIRC : Pape r Tiger? " A s i n an y organization , ther e wil l b e improvemen t o r termination . Yo u hav e brough t much-neede d publi c at tentio n t o th e Ol d Islan d Restoratio n Commissio n whic h I appreciate . Wit h th e Cit y o f Ke y West' s cour t an d jai l syste m transferre d t o count y an d stat e juris diction , cu t back s i n th e buildin g an d zonin g department s becaus e o f insuffi cien t revenu e fro m taxes , o f whic h Ol d Tow n obviousl y pay s it s fai r share , w e hav e trie d t o ge t th e owner s o f th e his toric , distric t propert y t o voluntaril y compl y wit h OIR C an d no t hav e t o resor t t o th e offic e o f th e over-burdene d cit y attorne y o r stat e attorney' s office . "Th e voluntar y commissio n work s ver y har d inspecting , gatherin g on-job-sit e informatio n an d diligentl y conferin g (althoug h no t alway s i n agreement ) a t it s monthl y an d sometime s emergenc y meetings . Emergencie s aris e -fro m roofs-, unsaf e stair s an d othe r situation s whic h deman d immediat e attentio n a s wel l a s economi c factor s suc h a s th e difficult y an d availabilit y o f labo r an d material s o n a n island . Thi s i s no t rubbe r stam p responsi-. . bility , a s you r articl e stated , no r doe s an y membe r ge t a handfu l o f application s upo n whic h t o individuall y decide . I referre d t o individua l member s wh o chec k reporte d violations , verif y complianc e t o plan s o f specifi c job s an d assis t a propert y owne r wit h a n unexpecte d prob lem . Th e chair , with'definite " guide lines , i s empowere d to . approv e onl y th e rule s whic h ar e i n th e histori c guide lin e boo k o f th e OIRC . Ne w building s ar e reviewe d onl y b y a ful l commission . Ke y Wes t wa s fortunatel y save d fro m th e plastic-facad e movemen t whic h at tacke d othe r histori c town s durin g post wa r prosperity . Th e islan d la y dorman t an d unabused . It s preservatio n i s no w th e responsibilit y o f OIR C whic h i s re FABRI C Ke y Plaz a Shoppin g Center , Ke y Wes t 396-333 7 Exclusiv e i n Ke y West : burd a pattern s fro m Europ e plu s al l you r fabri c need s PE T Ke y Plaz a P£I # 296-691 2 il l u s wm® ?n i Plu s ou r ful l lin e o f colorfu l varietie s o f bird s an d fis h We do dog and cat grooming 'Tli ® Ful B P® f fo r fiv e year s 1 I N KE Y WES T sponsibl e fo r a bi t mor e tha n decidin g th e appropriat e exterio r color s fo r histori c buildings . A s th e deman d fo r rea l estat e i n th e ol d tow n ha s suddenl y thrus t thi s cit y int o cultura l shock , w e hav e sometime s bee n overwhelme d b y th e long-reachin g abus e t o th e community' s histori c value . Yes . Thos e responsibl e fo r Billy' s disregar d fo r th e histori c guideline s ar e many . Thi s responsibilit y right full y belong s t o th e citizen s o f thi s communit y fo r th e policin g o f thei r heritage , OIRC , th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t an d th e media . Onl y throug h cooperativ e ef fort s ca n th e integrit y o f th e histori c distric t b e preserved . Throug h suc h a unite d effor t w e ca n stav e of f an y fu tur e violation s o f thi s uniqu e islan d communit y w e al l love . Sincerely , Joh n Merce r Chairman , Old . Islan d Restoratio n Commissio n LAST MONTH'S ARTICLE said, "Mercer said that the members of the OIRC Mercer, Florence Rabon, Joe Pindar, Dick UaGarry, and Bill Ford have agreed to portion out applications' for OIRC approval to individual OIRC members. That is, each member ge.ts a handful of projects to decide on individually, rather than the whole board reviewing all applications." Our interpretation of this practice was that "the other four members will rubber-stamp each member 's independent assessment of the projects assigned to him." MERC8R HAD EXPLAINED to us that the OIRC agreed that if Billie'e application met with Mercer 's approval, then "all members would vote accordingly." And further, that if all members of the OIRC agreed that the chairman Mercer or any member is responsible for one specific project, the rest of the OIRC would agree beforehand to support that individual's decision on' the project. R.M. 0i l A ful l lin e o f sportin g £ood s Ke y West' s tea m outfitter s Locate d Searstow n etterme n FITZPATRIC K T R design s b y Joh n buzogan y T 294124 3

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MARIN E BIOLOGIS T ; Xjf, Guide Your Canoe Silently Into The Serene Beauty Of Protected Tropical Island ^ v Wafers . Se e The Keys As The Indians Did, And Explore With An Experienced Local Naturalist. 9AM-4P M INCLUDE S $200 0 pe r perso n EQUIPPE D CANOE S & LUNC H FQ R MOR E INFORMATIO N WRIT E PO . BOX6 2 BI G PIN E KEY , FLA . 3304 3 CAL L 305-872-262 0 NIGH T REALTY . 1294-515 5 YOU'R E INVITED! , t o visi t ou i offic e i n th e Oldes t Schoo l House " buildin g 33 6 Duva l (corne r o f Eato n Street ) A Residentia l * Commercia l • Investmen t Propert y TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPENDAIIYTIL4A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . note s an d antic-dote s b y Doroth y Rayme r I ? ST . VALENTINE' S DA Y i s th e mos t widel y observe d da y i n the ' mont h o f February . O f course , ther e i s Groun d Ho g Day , Feb ruar y 2, bu t i t doesn' t hav e romanti c appeal . An d ther e ar e birthday s fo r President s Lincol n an d Washingto n t o b e marked . Bu t St . Valentine' s Da y remain s th e mos t popula r wit h it s heart s entwine d them e — an d no t jus t fo r people. ' Februar y 1 4 i s a da y designate d a s on e fo r th e bird s — a t leas t fo r canarie s i n Sout h Florida . Breeder s o f th e song bird s usuall y arrang e th e matin g seaso n t o begi n then , ari d ther e i s a mas s marriag e o f bird s o f a feathe r wh o ar e cage d together . I SUPPOS E thi s schedul e i s coordinate d wit h th e mos t ad vantageou s tim e t o coincid e wit h bir d sho w an d marke t dates , fo r actuall y th e matin g perio d ca n win g i n an y time'whe n sprin g i s i n th e air . I firs t learne d abou t th e officia l "Tweethear t Day " som e year s ag o whe n I wa s o n The Key West Citizen staf f an d re ceive d a telephon e cal l askin g m e i f I wa s intereste d i n Re d Factors . Fo r a fe w minute s I wondere d i f somebod y wa s stirrin g u p th e ghost s o f a Communis t witch-hunt . A s th e conversatio n continued , I learne d tha t a Re d Facto r ha d nothin g t o d o with.th e Russians , bu t wa s a colo r character isti c i n th e gene s o f a ne w typ e o f canary . Th e caller , Suzi e Michalk , o f 221 5 Fogart y Avenue , ha d jus t wo n si x trophie s an d a numbe r o f sho w priz e ribbon s fo r exhibitin g he r champion s a t a n internationa l Re d Facto r Breeder s Associatio n premier e show , th e firs t i n al l th e world . Mrs . Michal k invite d m e t o com e se e th e winnin g bird s an d hav e a n interview . I HA D NEVE R ha d muc h experienc e wit h canaries , althoug h m y grandmothe r ha d tw o i n gilde d cages . On e wa s a bal l o f fluff y butter-yellow , a chopper , a s th e somewha t ordinar y bree d i s known , an d a n olive-yello w bir d wit h blac k marking , a Hart z Mountai n rolle r introduce d 'fro m Germany . H e wa s a marvel , initiatin g hi s son g interlude s wit h a bas s tone , the n rollin g int o flut e notes , somethin g calle d "Gluck e tours " an d a bub blin g wate r effect , wit h variations , ..... . I appreciate d Billie' s nearl y operati c rolle r achievements , bu t foun d Dickie' s loud , shor t burst s an d trillin g mor e in teresting , chiefl y becaus e h e ha d bee n capture d b y m y grand mother . Sh e invente d a sor t o f Rub e Goldber g contraptio n t o catc h him . Sh e spie d th e littl e canar y hoppin g roun d i n th e yard , obviousl y a los t pe t unuse d t o uncage d freedo m an d look in g fo r a handout . Sh e scattere d a trai l o f seed s fro m th e bac k wal k t o a feed in g are a insid e ou r lattice d bac k porch . 'Ove r this , sh e sus pende d th e to p o f a roun d cag e fro m a thi n cord . Whe n th e canar y followe d th e see d trai l t o th e cente r of . th e cag e bottom , sh e snippe d th e cor d an d th e uppe r cag e dropped , en casin g th e hungr y bird . Sh e ha d take n a teasin g fro m m y grandfather , wh o taunte d he r abou t gettin g clos e t o th e bird . "Th e onl y way, ' a s yo u kno w accordin g t o a n ol d saying , t o catc h i t i s t o pu t sal t o n th e bird' s tail. " Sh e exhibite d he r priz e an d collecte d a be t o f $10 . Dicki e live d t o a venerabl e 1 3 years , althoug h eigh t i s a n averag e lif e spa n fo r a canary . BAC K T O TH E prospectiv e featur e o n Re d Factors . Al . Palmer , fro m Montreal , wa s ou r photographe r a t th e time , an d al l th e wa y t o th e Michal k house , h e san g Frenc h lov e dittie s an d whistle d tunefully . H e claime d i t wa s t o ge t int o th e moo d fo r th e bir d matin g photos . A blac k an d whit e mongre l do g greete d u s wit h friendl y overture s whe n w e go t ou t o f th e ca r an d approache d th e Michal k P>T > CLASSICA L COOKIN G . SELECTE D WINE S AL L MAJO R CR . CARD S Ol d Tow n Squar e Servin g Lunc h 11:30-2:3 0 (excep t Saturday ) Ope n Dail y Servin g Dinne r 6-1 1 43 1 FRON T STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 294-670 7 I 'I. . 1 Jk ' I residence . Bu t th e instan t w e steppe d insid e th e house-aviar y a furiou s choru s o f bir d noise s began . Th e clamo r neve r le t u p th e entir e hou r o r s o tha t w e wer e there . Ther e wer e chirps , trills , warbles , cheeps , clucks , whistle s an d bir d . chatte r interchanged , an d thi s cam e fro m mor e tha n 30 0 throb bin g throats ! Beside s th e canaries , dozen s o f parakeets , som e o f the m capabl e o f talking , unleashe d thei r voca l abilities . Th e resultin g cacaphon y wa s incredible . TH E OWNE R o f thi s filibusterin g bir d congress , Mrs . Michalk , sai d tha t th e bird s bega n soundin g of f i f eve n a beetl e crawle d nea r th e cage d inmates . Photographe' r Palme r asked , "Doesn' t al l tha t racke t bothe r yo u a t night? " , ' "No, " sai d Mrs . Michal k wit h a sauc y til t t o he r head , jus t lik e a perk y canary , "bu t i f you cam e aroun d yo u migh t bothe r th e birds . The y ar e regula r littl e watchdog s an d se t u p a disturbanc e wheneve r anyon e o r anythin g strang e intrude s int o th e bir d colony. " Th e bir d woma n claime d tha t he r canarie s wer e individual s wit h distinctiv e personalitie s o f thei r own . "Ther e ar e sh y bird s an d bol d ones ; som e ar e aloo f an d other s friendly . I_|_y e bee n i n the_bir d busines s fo r 1 8 year s an d I ca n study _ a perso n a shor t whil e an d kno w wha t kin d o f bir d i s fo r them . Som e wan t a brigh t colore d bir d wit h a . sof t song . Som e wan t a standar d bir d wit h a lou d song . M y advic e i s liste n t o th e bir d an d it s son g befor e buying . I don' t sel l bird s t o jus t anybody. " . , I N ORDE R T O mak e a canar y mor e tuneful , a specia l die t mus t b e fed . Suz,i e Michal k sai d tha t i n additio n t o a variet y o f seeds , th e triller s at e law n grass , dandelio n leaves , carrots , yeast , endive , watercress , broccoli , escarole , an d smal l amount s o f lettuce , plu s cooke d eg g yolk , appl e an d orang e tid bits . Cuttlebon e i s als o place d i n th e cages. . A favorit e bir d see d i s fro m India n hemp , whic h i s als o know n a s bhan g o r marijuana ! Giv e a bir d enoug h hem p an d i t wil l han g itsel f — eve n upsid e dow n — fro m it s perc h i n acrobati c postures . Cannabi s sativa , beside s yieldin g a coars e fibe r use d i n cordage , i s als o the,sourc e o f th e nar coti c hashish . TH E WARBLER S wer e originall y bre d i n th e Canar y Island s an d wer e a ligh t t o moderat e yellow . Sinc e then , crossbreedin g wit h finches , siskins , bullfinches , linnets , an d relativ e species , th e color s var y i n shade s o f buff , fawn , copper , cinnamon , brown , orange , pur e whites , chartreuse , oliv e green , ligh t green , avocado , slat e blue , an d eve n a paste l pink . Th e champio n Re d Factor s raise d i n Ke y Wes t include d fin e feathere d friend s i n shrim p jjink , apricot , an d som e i n tomat o red . Marking s wer e i n brow n an d blac k o n wing s an d tail , an d ver y stylis h bird s ha d froste d feathers , touches , o f whit e o n th e surface , jus t lik e milady' s froste d hai r coloring ! TH E CAROLER S wer e confine d t o tier s o f rectangula r cages . I n on e compartment , ther e wer e 11 5 femal e canaries. , al l con tentedl y chirpin g an d tweeting , doubtless.gossipin g bird-style , discussin g potentia l husband s an d clutches . A clutc h i s no t a gri p q r par t o f a moto r vehicl e .i n birddom . It' s th e numbe r o f egg s lai d b y a canar y hen . Th e averag e clutc h i s fou r eggs . T o kee p things , unde r control , th e breede r remove s the ' firs t eg g o f th e clutc h an d swaddle s i t i n cotto n wool , placin g thi s i n a warmin g container . Th e firs t eg g i s no t replace d i n th e nes t unti l th e othe r egg s hav e bee n laid . Thi s i s t o kee p th e firs t hatche d bir d fro m gettin g th e edg e o n th e late r arrivals . TH E KE Y WES T BIRD S include d "mules, " an d reader s ma y ge t a kic k ou t o f th e fac t tha t "mules " i n th e bir d worl d ar e . ' continued on page 46 PURVEYOR S O F FIN E IMPOfiTE D AN D HAN D CRAFTE D GOOD S No w Carrie s Fres h Roaste d Coffe e Bean s MOCH A JAV A ' . ' COLOMBIA N SUPREM O FRENC H ROAS T COLOMBIA N Plu s Al l Type s o f Grinder s an d Brewer s ALS O LARG E SELECTIO N O F FIN E GIFT S 71 8 Duva i Street . Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 296^30 0 1 1 -Lunch Oeived 11:30 til 3 iiJirinei Served 7 I'd Jnidnignt -Late Jlighi Gnteilainmenl Sunset Cacklail JHou\ Sunday ^Benedicts i&urjc/ i 11:30 til 3 C3€Z CD T/ITT0 O log a aa i-jonc5c3cja 's 'Jlo £tlace JLike Siome Remodelin g a grea t ol d hous e tha t doesn' t hav e a grea t kitchen ? Befor e yo u star t ripping , dro p i n an d se e us . Gree t kitchen s begi n wit h grea t idea s — your s an d ours . Whethe r yo n wan t a cookin g island , a turntabl e corner , o r a desk-phon e center , brin g you r question s t o us . We'r e U p o n th e lates t idea s t o pu t togethe r a beautifu l kitchen . S o whethe r it' s Victoria n o r modern , w e ca n help . Fo r a kitche n tha t fit s you r need s a s wel l a s you r house , brin g you r question s an d we'l l giv e yo u som e answers . DARB Y & MITCHEL L CABINETMAKER S U S 1 , Stoc k Islan d Telephon e 294-379 1 Outle t fro m it h Fro m America' s larges t manufacture r o f wicker , a uniqu e factor y outle t sho p wit h ye s factory-to-yo u savings . r "Wicke r gittware'to r ever y room'settin g th e fron t doo r t o th e bac k porch . Floral , kitc h «. en , bath , den , an d bedroom...beautifu l wicke r v ' th e durabilit y tha t ha s mad e America n Wicker , Inc. , famou s Al l presente d i n a settin g fro m th e er a o f parlors . Huckle berr y Fin n an d "gingerbread " decorate d homes . And"al l a t factory-to-yo u savings . America' s mos t uniqu e factor y outlet . I f "you'r e no t a romantic , we'l l mak e on e ou t o f you . Shippin g service s offered . .Sagg g America n Wicke r Factor y Outle t ^911 3 v 52 4 Duva l St. , Ke y Wes t LO \ •» *

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1 2 BRIDGES ; SCHEME S & DREAM S B y A n Observe r 1 3 AMON G TH E MANY , scheme s an d dream s tha t hav e percolate d throug h th e fertil e brain s o f Monro e Count y politician s ove r th e years , perhap s on e o f th e mos t in terestin g ha s bee n t o provid e a secon d highwa y i n an d ou t o f th e Florid a Keys , beside s th e dangerous-an d nerve-wrackin g U.S . 1 wit h it s 4 4 bridges . Th e ide a wa s revive d t o a degre e i n th e recen t sessio n o f th e legislature , whe n Dad e Senato r Verno n Hollowa y pro pose d tha t th e stat e bu y ou t th e bond holder s a t th e Car d Soun d Roa d an d Tol l Bridg e Distric t fo r $2. 1 billion . Whe n th e roa d wa s buil t bac k i n th e earl y 1960's , on e o f th e reason s give n fo r i t wa s that i t woul d giv e Uppe r an d Middl e Key s resident s a n escap e valv e i n th e even t o f impendin g hurrican e the y coul d us e i t o r trave l vi a th e origina l Jewfis h Cree k bridg e outlet . HOLLOWAY' S ARGUMEN T wa s tha t mayb e th e Monro e Count y official s wouldn' t ac t fas t enoug h t o suspen d th e 60 C tol l pe r ca r i n cas e o f a gian t storm , an d tha t woul d resul t i n a traffi c jam-u p a t Jewfis h Creek , which , i f th e Jewfish . Cree k bridg e slippe d a co g an d wa s stuck , woul d creat e a tremendou s backu p o f car s an d truck s al l alon g U.S . 1 int o Ke y Largo . Bu t apparentl y Holloway' s proposal , didn' t catc h fir e an d died . Besides , ther e neve r wa s an y evidenc e tha t Monro e Count y officialdo m woul d no t immediatel y suspen d th e toll-taking , i n orde r t o ge t it s citizen s ou t o f th e Key s th e fastest , way . Nevertheless , Holloway 1 s though t abou t a secon d acces s stirre d u p som e remembrance s fro m th e lat e 50' s an d earl y 60's . TH E COUNT Y COMMISSION , an d publi c sentimen t t o a larg e degre e then , leane d heavil y towar d bette r road s an d bridges , a s wel l a s th e secon d acces s highway , . muc h a s i t doe s today . Wit h a weather ey e o n votin g strengt h an d som e hype d u p publicity , official s trie d t o giv e mos t o f th e publi c mos t o f wha t i t want e d — o r wante d t o hear , anyway. AFTE R 1960' s HURRICAN E DONNA " struc k i n th e middl e o f th e nigh t wit h suc h deva statin g powe r a t th e Florid a Key s fro m Maratho n u p t o Ke y Largo , wit h ragin g wind s ove r 18 5 mp h an d hig h thunderou s tide s tha t brough t togethe r th e Atlanti c Ocea n an d th e Gul f ove r lon g stretche s o f th e lowlands , th e county' s official s reall y starte d takin g stoc k o f man y regulatin g detail s the y ha d overlooke d fo r year s previously . Resident s an d busines s peopl e fro m th e Middl e an d Uppe r Key s o n tha t Sep tembe r nigh t fle d northwar d towar d Miami . Ther e wasn' t an y Car d Soun d Roa d then , s o hundred s ha d t o cros s Jewfis h Cree k an d mak e i t t o Sout h Dad e fro m there . Luckily , because.o f sharp•weathe r fore castin g fro m Miam i an d Ke y Wes t fo r day s i n advanc e an d ne w weathe r radar , man y live s wer e spared* . TH E CAR D SOUN D ROA D an d Tol l Bridg e Distric t was . se t u p unde r a bon d issu e whic h finance d th e buildin g o f th e hig h arche d spa n an d it s approaches . On e ma n o n th e count y commissio n a t th e tim e vote d agains t it , because , h e claimed , eve n thoug h i t wa s toute d a s a "private " issu e i t stil l carrie d th e nam e o f Mon~ " ro e Count y i n it . Bill y Freeman , no w th e sheriff , wa s agains t it . H e als o predicte d th e toll s an d traffi c wouldn' t bea r th e weigh t o f th e obligation . I n th e year s betwee n the n an d no w thos e toll s hav e ha d t o b e increase d steadil y b y th e count y bosse s i n orde r no t t o defaul t o n th e bon d issue . Ther e wa s anothe r wel l know n fac t behin d th e Car d Soun d structur e — politica l pressur e fro m th e super-wealth y Ocea n Ree f Clu b member s a t Nort h Ke y Largo. ' The y wante d a shorte r rout e t o thei r pos h resor t communit y tha n havin g t o driv e al l aroun d th e mulberr y bus h a t TH E WHIT E HOUS E offering gourmet natural foods created for the, topics in an atmosphere dedicated to you. Phone : (305 ) 294-468 7 110 0 Duva ! Stree t • Ke y Wes t vi a Jewfis h Creek . Th e ne w roa d choppe d of f ove r 2 0 mile s o f driving . TODAY , th e roa d an d bridg e ar e viewe d a s on e o f th e safes t route s fo r drivin g an d on e o f th e mos t beautifu l part s o f th e lon g hau l fro m Ke y Wes t t o Miami . Eve n thoug h i t cost s 60£_a t th e bridge . ; Abou t th e sam e tim e the y wer e estab lishin g th e Car d Soun d Road , then-com missione r Bill y Osterhoud t propose d one . o f th e most , visionar y scheme s fo r a secon d acces s highwa y int o Monro e Count y tha t ha d bee n hear d o f i n a lon g time . Hi s wa s th e "Roa d t o th e Wes t Coast " plan . TH E BASI C IDE A wa s t o furnis h th e Lowe r Keys , Ke y Wes t an d th e lowe r en d o f th e Middl e Key s are a wit h a n escap e valv e rout e withou t havin g t o mak e th e driv e al l th e wa y u p th e Keys . I t wa s furthe r see n a s a n excellen t wa y t o brin g i n tourist s fro m th e wes t sid e o f th e stat e who' d welcom e th e chanc e t o avoi d havin g t o cur l eastwar d an d the n com e sout h an d agai n wes t t o th e Lowe r an d . Middl e Keys . Th e Roa d t o th e Wes t Coas t woul d be , .i n effect , a lon g causewa y wit h som e bridges , acros s th e flat s o f th e Florid a Bay , ieadin g fro m N o Nam e Ke y i n a north eas t directio n an d cuttin g int o th e Everglade s jus t sout h o f Naples , wher e i t wa s suppose d t o hoo k u p wit h a majo r , stat e highway . Motorist s fro m th e Lowe r Key s woul d branc h of f U.S . 1 a t Bi g Pin e Key , stee r nort h t o th e Ol d Woode n Bridg e leadin g t o N o Nam e Key , an d the n ont o th e Roa d t o th e Wes t Coast . TH E IDE A ran g u p hug e dolla r sign s i n th e eye s o f developer s an d roa d an d bridg e constructio n outfits . A t th e sam e tim e i t raise d th e hackle s o n th e back s o f al l the'county' s "conservation ists, " th e {forerunner s o f today' s "en vironmentalists. " oontinued on page 14 HAPP Y HOU R 59 SPECIA L TREAT S EVERYDA Y 1 1 6 DAIL Y BLOOD Y MARY S AL A HOWAR D PAU L TAKE , yomt mi x I D TH E UPSTAIR S FRO M TH E BUL L 22 4 DUVA l

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1 4 Ke y West' s bran d ne w Floatin g Restauran t e SANDWICHE S AN D FISHERMEN' S BO X LUNCHE S FRES H SEAFOO D Specializin g i n Shrim p & Fis h OPE N 7 DAY S 7 a m t o 9 p m Servin g Lunc h an d Dinne r N . Roosevel t Blvd . A t Garriso n Bigh t BAI T BEE R AN D IC E 294-808 2 lea l t o II I 299-616 6 hmm f mm-mt *§>pimr whit e i vImlnm hl k Barbecue DRAF T BEE R IMPORTE D AN D BOMESTI C MINE S BARBECU E RIB S AN D CHICKE N SANDWICHE S 294-5424 22 2 DUVA L ST . BRIDGE S continued from page 12 TH E BUILDIN G cos t estimate , eve n bac k i n th e day s befor e rocketin g inflation , was ' i n th e hundred s o f millions . Mak e i t a tol l road:.an d financ e i t b y th e revenues , sai d many . Whe n th e plan , hit ' th e desk s .o f th e Departmen t o f Interio r i n Washington , th e me n i n charg e o f preservin g th e " wildernes s an d wildlif e i n th e Nationa l Park , i t collide d heado n wit h tota l opposition . Spurre d b y a toughenin g forc e o f loca l conservationists , th e federa l official s rule d flatly : . N o messin g aroun d wit h th e flor a an d faun a i n th e Everglades , Monro e Count y — g o someplac e els e wit h you r dreams . I N TH E YEAR S o f th e mid-50" s t o th e earl y 60's , i n spit e o f storm'problems , subdivision s wer e bloomin g fro m on e en d o f th e Key s t o th e other . I t wa s no t unti l afte r Hurrican e Donn a that ' th e count y adopte d zonin g laws , s o u p t o tha t tim e growt h wa s haphazar d an d chancy. Th e result s o f tha t lac k o f regulator y proceeding s ca n stil l b e see n i n th e muddle d residential-commercia l spraw l alon g U.S . 1 i n Marathon , an d othe r com munitie s alon g th e roadsid e i n Monro e County . I t wa s aroun d tha t tim e tha t count y official s als o caugh t th e "development " feve r passe d alon g b y a no w bustlin g constructio n lobb y i n th e Keys , plu s th e ,privat e organizer s o f subdivisions . Secondar y road s wer e buil t on e afte r another , alon g wit h bridge s t o remot e part s o f th e Keys . A 53 s MIL E STRETC H o f beautifu l high Va y curve s throug h th e bac k countr y o n Bi g Torc h Key , windin g aroun d larg e tract s o f lan d owne d b y man y o f th e courthous e figure s i n thos e days . Bu t neve r di d anyon e g o s o fa r a s t o strin g a n electri c lin e ou t there , o r th e wate r pipeline . Th e million.-dolla r secondar y roa d toda y i s use d b y teenag e dra g racer s an d love d dearl y b y th e heron s an d othe r wildfow l wh o cruis e th e sal t pond s catchin g tin y fish . The n the y pulle d on e o f th e mos t high l y criticize d act s o n record . Th e count y chief s authorize d th e constructio n o f Boo t Ke y bridge , supposedl y t o giv e ox y * § aa y m APPARE L BIKINI S M ' 1 Ml ll'i j 1 TC P 7 ot the L A CONCH A HOTE L 4$ 0 DUVA L STREE T OL D TOW N Panorami c Vie w Al l Ke y Wes t Famou s To p Luncheo n N'en u &p Mon . Sat . ^Srj i 11:3 0 a m 4:0 0 p m >&• Favorit e Cocktail s Dail y 1 1 a.m.4 a.m . acces s t o a grandios e developmen t o f luxur y home s an d shop s o n tha t spi t o f lan d o n th e ocea n sid e o f Marathon , borderin g o n Boo t Ke y harbor . _I T WA S DAMNE D a s "th e millio n dolla r bridg e t o nowhere, " b y th e popula r pres s an d radi o new s department s fro m Ke y Wes t t o Ke y Largo . Toda y th e bridge , whic h ha d t o hav e a county-hire d tende r becaus e o f th e boat s passin g underneath , ha s ramblin g weed s i n part s o f th e concrete , an d i t lead s -' a s i t di d i n th e beginnin g onl y t o a count y dum p sit e an d th e CB S buildin g housin g radi o statio n WFF G i n Marathon . , Beyon d that , nothin g bu t broke n bot tle s smashe d al l ove r th e roadway / ap pliance s dumpe d alon g th e road , ol d beddin g an d carton s o f tras h throw n away . I N TH E 60's , too , the y decide d t o tea r dow n th e handsom e ol d ricket y rui n o f th e Woode n Bridg e o n Bi g Pin e Key , substitutin g a wide , spacious , smoot h curvin g concret e spa n whic h le d t o N o Nam e Key . Again , th e promis e o f devel opmen t . Whil e Bi g Pin e Ke y ha s grow n an d ex pande d tremendously , goo d ol d N o Nam e Ke y remain s almos t totall y empty . N o electricit y ou t there . N o water . TH E LON E MAI N ROA D connecte d t o i t b y th e bridg e run s arro w straigh t acros s th e Islan d eas t t o west , an d smac k int o th e ba y a t th e easter n end . Th e cr y wen t u p i n thos e years : "Road s o f gree d instea d o f need! " I t wa s sounde d b y then-commissione r Free man , an d rallyin g aroun d hi m wer e th e conservationist s an d muc h o f th e loca l press . Asid e fro m momentar y embarrass ment , a t times , th e res t o f th e commis sio n shrugge d i t of f an d plugge d th e argument : "I f yo u don' t hav e roads , yo u won' t ge t development , yo u won' t get . peopl e an d you r ta x bas e fo r th e count y wil l remai n to o narrow. " Tha t argumen t prevailed , an d today , lot s o f road s an d lot s o f peopl e an d — lot s o f taxes . •FABRI C WORL D • 613SIMONTO N TEL.2944773/KE Y WEST.FLA . Creativ e Custo m framin g A H You r Framin g Needs . Larg e selectio n o f molding s an d mats . This season our gallery will feature Mario Sanchez & Tennessee Williams LIMITED EDITION PRINTS COMPLET E LIN E O F ARTISTS ' MATERIAL S 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 ) editoria l b y Bil l Westra y TH E LARG E PIPELIN E QUESTIO N .Solares Hill recommends : VOT E N O O N TH E FEBRUAR Y 6 REFERENDU M be cause : Th e ne w pipelin e i s TO O LARGE . W e nee d ONL Y a SMALLE R PIPELINE . Th e loa n ca n b e amende d fo r a smalle r pipeline . Th e LARG E pip e woul d caus e EXPLOSIV E de velopment . TAXE S woul d g o U P fo r secondar y services . Constructio n cos t OVERRUN S appea r IN EVITABLE . Improve d DISTRIBUTIO N i s IGNORED . Ne w pip e wil l NO T INCREAS E WATE R PRESSUR E t o homes . Rejectin g th e larg e pipelin e i s th e onl y wa y t o mak e FKA A chang e thei r 'mind . VOT E N O O N TUESDA Y FEBRUAR Y 6 TH E BI G PIPELIN E O N TUESDAY , Februar y 6 , 1979 , th e voter s o f Monro e Count y wil l b e aske d b y th e Florid a Key s Aqueduc t Authorit y (FKAA ) t o vot e a t a referendu m electio n t o de cid e whethe r FKA A shoul d buil d a ne w larg e pipelin e 3 6 inche s i n diamete r fro m Florid a Cit y t o Tavemier , 30-inc h fro m Tavernie r t o Marathon , an d 24-inc h fro m Maratho n to•Stoc k Island , expan d th e Florid a Cit y wel l fiel d facilities , an d refinanc e som e $1 1 millio n i n presen t bonde d indebtedness , b y borrowin g $53,225,00 0 a t fiv e percen t pe r annu m fro m th e Farmer s Hom e Administratio n COI-V E O N NOW-. . PO T YOUR . HEA D D M A CLOUD , fro PU T A KITE . 1 5 $T. (FmHA ) o f th e U.S . Departmen t o f Agri culture . Th e larges t par t o f th e ne w pipelin e woul d b e fou r time s th e siz e o f th e pre sen t 18-inc h lin e (proportiona l t o th e squar e o f th e diameters) . I t coul d b e operate d a t ove r five , time s th e limitin g capacit y o f th e 18-inc h line , accordin g t o th e PKA A consultin g engineers , b y retainin g and''expandin g the , presen t fiv e pumpin g station s t o produc e a maximu m flow . I N OU R LAS T (January ) issue, , Solares Hill presente d a t lengt h man y o f th e technica l an d financia l aspect s o f th e propose d larg e pipeline . Thes e ques tion s involve d (1 ) oversize d pipeline , (2 ) distributio n mai n t o Ocea n Reef , (3 ) futur e operatin g cost s an d wate r rates , (4 ) poor , distribution , (5 ) wel l fiel d dependability , (6 ) impac t o f ne w desa l plant , (7 ) secondar y impact ; i.e. , cos t o f othe r communit y services . Tw o o f thes e question s hav e bee n partiall y resolved . W e ar e reasonabl y satisfie d tha t sal t wate r intrusio n doe s no t pos e an y immediat e o r foreseeabl e threa t t o th e Florid a Cit y wel l fiel d an d tha t th e sal t wate r intrusio n lin e i s bein g closel y monitored . W e ar e les s sur e tha t th e Biscayn e Aquife r upo n whic h th e wel l fiel d depend s wil l b e adequat e beyon d th e tur n o f th e century . Thi s i s a proble m an d concer n share d b y muc h o f Dad e an d Bjrowar d Counties . Ther e i s wid e divergenc e o f opinio n amon g expert s o n thi s subject. . WIT H RESPEC T T O allocatio n o f wast e hea t recover y desalinatio n plant s t o b e buil t a t federa l cos t b y U.S . Departmen t o f Interior , th e firs t tw o allocation s wen t t o Albuquerque , Ne w Mexico , an d Virgini a Beach , Virginia . Thre e mor e ar e t o b e allocate d a t a muc h late r date , whic h coul d includ e Ke y West , bu t we'hav e los t ou t fo r th e present . W e ar e re porte d t o b e sixt h o n th e remainin g priorit y list . Al l o f th e othe r concern s an d question s raise d i n ou r Januar y editio n remai n out standin g an d largel y unanswered . A s w e RU N FO R LIF E SIIH . MA1CI S 4 , I f I f A DISTANC E FO R EVERYON E 2 Mi 6 M i -1 3 .Mi 2 6 M i Maratho n Shirt s T o Al l Participant s Beginner s Wanted ! Fre e Trainin g Instruction s b y th e Southernmos t Runner s Clu b Ever y Sunda y Mornin g a t •8:0 0 A M a t th e Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l Fo r Mor e Informatio n Cal l 296-526 0 Ai l proceed s t o benefi t th e Florid a Key s Marin e Institut e & Arme d Service s Y.M.C.A . "Th e Los t Resor t fo r a Lo t o f Kids ' WAIVE R O F LIABILIT Y STATEMEhl t O f PITNB 5 I n consideratio n o f m y applicatio n bein g accep'ed , I inten d t o be legall y bound , d o hereby , fo r myself , m y heirs , executors , waive , releas e an d ' foreve r discharg e m y an d al l right ) an d claim s fo r damoa.es , whic h I inj y hav e o r ma y hereafte r nam e t o m e ooalnst , Monro e County , Cit y o f Ke y West , Flo . Key s Marin e Institute , Arme d Service s Y.M.C.A. , Official s an d Sponsor s o f th e Las t Resor t Marathon , o r it s o r thei r respectiv e officers , agents , representatives , successors , fo r an y an d oi l damage s o r injur y sustaine d b y m e o r m y equipmenfdurin o th e los t Resor t Marathon 1 t o b e hel d I n Ke y West , Monro e County , Florid a o n Marc h 4,1979 . i attes t tha t I o m physicall y fi t en d wtt l traine d t o partitipat e i n thi s event . Signatur e Paren t i f unde r 1 8 Nam e Arirtr« « Tel . No . Ag e T-SHIR T S — M — L Distanc e X L ENCLOS E $6.0 0 ENTR Y FE E wit h a sel f addresse d stampe d busines s envelop e t o Th e Las t Resor t Marathon " NO . 1Suncres t Rpq d Stoc k Islan d Ke y West , Ft a 3304 0 THISADCOMPLIMEMTSO F MOISTE K MO O FWMffSIREE T KE Y WES T .. . IHjp l \ ^ KE Y WES T

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1 6 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 continue d t o stud y th e problem , ne w con cern s arose , particularl y abou t construc tio n cos t overrun s an d about.th e nee d t o replac e al l o f th e ol d pipeline . AL L O F THES E question s hav e bee n raise d durin g publi c forum s conducte d b y FKA A i n Ke y West , Marathon , Planta tio n Ke y an d a t a numbe r o f privat e or ganizatio n meetings . Non e hav e bee n satisfactoril y answered . Som e answer s ar e vagu e and : mak e referenc e t o othe r unidentifie d studie s no t availabl e t o th e publi c o r th e press . Executiv e Di recto r Claud e Gehma n ha s refuse d to , answer-financia l question s tha t challeng e th e basi c validit y o f som e o f th e cos t saving s tha t FKA A ha s bee n promising , an d h e ha s refused.t o refute , confe r o r com men t o n budge t analyse s prepare d b y th e write r tha t differe d substantiall y fro m tha t submitte d b y FKA A wit h it s loa n ap plication . Ou r revie w o f FKAA' s engineerin g studie s an d dat a indicate s tha t al l reasonabl e foreseeabl e need s fo r wate r t o yea r 199 8 coul d b e me t b y constructin g a smaller lin e o f 30-inc h diamete r fro m Florid a Cit y t o Tavernier , 24-inc h fro m Tavernie r t o Marathon , an d 18-inc h fro m Maratho n t o Ke y West . Also , ther e ar e stron g indication s tha t al l th e burie d section s o f existin g 18-inc h lin e sout h o f th e Seve n Mil e Bridg e ar e i n excel len t conditio n an d woul d no t requir e replacement'. Th e alternativ e w e sugges t woul d cu t constructio n cost s abou t i n half , whic h woul d allo w FKA A ti o buil d an d op erat e th e ne w lin e an d amortiz e th e loa n withou t a rat e increase . I T HA S BEE N th e tota l intransigenc e o f th e FKA A staf f an d Boar d o n th e ques tio n o f alternative s tha t ha s force d u s t o recommen d a N O vot e o n th e Februar y referendum" . W e suggeste d tha t FKA A offe r alternative s t o th e voter s o n Februar y 6th . The y refused . W e therefor e believ e w e mus t defea t th e LARG E PIPELIN E refer endu m an d forc e FKA A t o reconside r an d offe r th e voter s a ' reduce d siz e pipelin e pla n a t a late r election . Th e ra±ional e behin d ou r recommenda tio n t o ou r reader s i s a s follows : TELEPHON E ANSWERIN G SERVIC E TYPIN G & PHOT O COPIE S GIV E U S A RIN G FO R SERVIC E YOU'L L B E MOR E THA N PLEASE D 4-104 4 4-240 0 872-291 5 PIPELIN E SIZ E TH E BASI C engineerin g an d financia l stud y o n whic h FKA A decision s hav e bee n base d i s th e Black , Cro w an d Eidsnes s (BC&E ) Consultin g Engineer' s repor t dated . Apri l 197 6 an d revise d Ma y 1976 . I n thi s repor t BC& E originall y recommend e d a 30-inc h lin e fro m Florid a Cit y t o Maratho n an d a 24-inc h lin e fro m Maratho n t o Stoc k Islan d wit h thre e intermediat e pumpin g stations . Thi s woul d provid e a capacit y o f ove r 1 9 millio n gallon s pe r day.(MGD ) ou t o f Florid a City ; 1 6 MG D ou t o f Tavernier , 13. 5 MG D ou t o f Lon g Key , an d 9. 5 MG D ou t o f Maratho n o n dow n t o Ke y West . I n genera l w e accep t th e desig n ob jectiv e o f 1 9 MGD , a s i t provide s reason abl e reserv e transmissio n capacit y fo r th e projecte d 82,70 0 permanen t resident s an d 31,00 0 touris t equivalent s fo r th e yea r 1998 , an d accordin g t o BC& E woul d meet.maximu m pea k deman d i n 1998 . W e sugges t tha t a "24-inc h lin e fro m Taver nie r t o Marathon , operatin g a t th e sam e flo w rat e (6 . ft/sec ) a s tha t planne d fo r th e 3 0-inc h lin e ou t o f Florid a City , coul d carr y ove r 1 2 MGD , an d tha t a n 18-inc h fro m Maratho n t o Ke y Wes t coul d carr y wel l ove r 6 MG D a t th e sam e rat e o f flow . Th e 36-inch'lin e fo r th e firs t stretc h poppe d int o th e pictur e a s Addendu m B t o th e BCS E Ma y 197 6 report , whe n i t wa s suggeste d tha t th e Ocea n Ree f privat e resor t o n Nort h Ke y Larg o b e adde d t o FKAA 1 s servic e area . BC& E estimate d th e deman d a t a n averag e o f 200,00 0 gallon s pe r day , bu t recommende d a desig n flo w o f 1.3 7 MG D t o provid e fo r fir e protec tio n flow . i t recommende d increasin g th e diamete r o f th e pip e fro m Florid a Cit y t o Tavernie r t o 3 6 inche s t o accommodat e th e Ocea n Ree f demand . I t estimate d tha t th e Ocea n Ree f loa d woul d produc e a ne t revenu e o f $165,00 0 pe r year . I t esti mate d th e constructio n cos t o f th e ne w distributio n mai n t o Ocea n Ree f a t . . $2,000,00 0 an d ove r $3,500,00 0 t o increas e th e siz e o f th e 195,00 0 linea r fee t o f mai n fro m Florid a Cit y fro m 3 0 inche s t o 3 6 inches . W E QUESTIO N th e economic s o f increas ICMJdmAmdthQ 'On e o f th e 10 0 bes t restaurant s i n Florida " — Florida Trend Magzine, 1978 CLAIR E KELLE Y a t th e piano , 8:0 0 p.m . 'ti l HAPP Y HOU R 4:3 0 t o 6:3 0 p.m . Pau l Raskin , pian o 294-103 4 301-30 3 Whitehea d St . Ope n 6 Night s Fo r Dinne r Excep t Wednesda y in g ou r indebtednes s b y $5. 5 millio n a t a n annua l amortizatio n increas e o f $326,00 0 t o produc e $165,00 0 i n ne t increase d reve nue . Perhap s i f Ocea n Ree f wer e willin g t o pa y thi s syste m developmen t cos t o f $5. 5 million , th e economic s woul d b e mor e viable . W e sugges t tha t eac h of th e thre e pipelin e section s fro m Florid a Cit y t o Stoc k Islan d b e reduce d b y on e pip e size ; tha t is , 36-inc h sectio n re duce d t o 30-inches , 30-inc h t o 24-inch , an d 24-inc h t o 18-ihch . ' This , accordin g t o th e uni t cost s containe d i n th e BC& E report , woul d sav e abou t $1 2 millio n i n constructio n costs . OL D PIPELIN E A T TH E OUTSE T o f th e entir e pipelin e project , th e questio n o f nee d t o replac e th e entir e 13 8 mile s o f ol d 18-inc h pipe • lin e wa s assume d t o b e beyon d debate . However , sinc e ou r Decembe r an d Januar y editorial s o n thi s subjec t wer e published , w e hav e receive d communication s fro m a numbe r o f knowledgeabl e individuals , en gineers , scientist s an d technicians , questionin g th e nee d t o replac e al l o f th e line . I n particular , th e nee d t o replac e th e burie d portion s o f th e lin e i n th e Middl e an d Lowe r Key s wa s ques tioned . W e talke d wit h peopl e wh o ha d manage d th e lin e fo r th e Navy . W e talke d wit h other s wh o ha d manage d simila r pipeline s i n othe r locations . W e hear d statement s suc h as , "I f th e chemistr y o f th e wate r i s maintained..., " an d "I f cathodi c pro tectio n i s no t relaxed..., " an d "I f th e pip e i s no t expose d t o sal t an d th e weather..., " an d concludin g with , "I t coul d las t forever.... " On e enginee r de clared , "Ther e i s n o engineerin g mor talit y rat e o n 18-inc h stee l pipe...i t coul d las t forever. " INASMUC H A S W E wer e suggestin g a n 18-inc h lin e fro m Maratho n t o Ke y West , an d inasmuc h a s almos t al l th e expose d bridg e crossing s wer e alread y bein g re place d throug h a $2 2 millio n stat e an d federa l grant , th e questio n aros e i n ou r minds : d o w e nee d t o replac e th e burie d section s o f th e 18-inc h lin e sout h o f uang Calphalo n HEAV Y DUT Y NON-STIC K PROFESSIONA L COOKWAR E COOK' S BAZAA R -61 1 Duva l St . th e Seve n Mil e Bridg e a t all ? W e went , bac k t o th e BC& E repor t an d foun d statement s suc h as , "Th e existin g 18-inc h mai n wil l b e maintaine d wher e th e cos t o f maintenanc e doe s no t mak e thi s impractical. " "Shoul d th e constructio n bid s excee d th e estimates , al l o r par t o f th e 24-inc h transmissio n mai n can be deleted withou t negatin g th e feasibilit y o f th e project . Wit h th e syste m complete d t o Marathon , th e hig h operatin g cos t o f th e desalini zatio n plan t ca n b e delete d an d a signifi can t revenu e increas e (savings ) wil l b e realized. " "Th e existin g pipelin e i s experiencin g varyin g degree s o f corrosio n especiall y where exposed to the atmosphere an d at bridge crossings. The amount of corrosion in the underground sections has not been determined. Som e degre e o f corrosio n i s presen t here , however , a s evidence d b y pip e ruptures.. " " A corrosio n surve y o f th e 18-inc h pipelin e wa s ho t withi n th e scop e o f thi s report. " I N A NUMBE R o f meeting s w e attende d w e hear d Directo r Gehma n tal k abou t leak s an d "break-outs " i n variou s places . I n almos t ever y case , however , th e break s cite d a s example s wer e o n bridge s (al read y bein g replaced) , o r nort h o f Cros s Key . O n Januar y 22n d w e questione d FKA A Chie f Engineer : Bil l Lad d abou t pipelin e breaks . Agai n h e cite d numerou s bridg e leak s an d breakout s i n elevate d section s betwee n Cros s Ke y an d th e mainland . H e reporte d tw o recen t leak s i n burie d pip e a t Lak e Surpris e jus t sout h o f Cros s Key , an d o n Plantatio n Ke y i n th e Uppe r Keys , bu t n o other s i n th e burie d sections . Aske d specificall y abou t leak s sout h o f th e Seve n Mil e Bridge , Lad d reporte d tha t ther e ha d bee n non e i n th e las t year , an d tha t h e coul d no t recal l a singl e cas e o f a lea k i n th e burie d pip e ther e i n prio r years . W E THEREFOR E SUGGES T THA T TH E BURIE D SECTION S O F TH E 18-INC H PIP E SOUT H O F TH E SEVE N MIL E BRIDG E MIGH T B E RETAINE D 'IN-US E INDEFINITEL Y A T A REPLACEMEN T CONSTRUCTIO N COS T SAVIN G O F $8,172,000 . jButten J 120 8 Simonto n Stree t COM E WATC H U S ENAME L A craft , a n art , a tradition.. . Porcelai n fuse d int o coppe r a t 1800 ° degree s 30 6 FRON T ST. , KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 / 294-404 4 A t Pirate' s Alle y i n Ol d Tow n •?{•:••'!. ENAMELS ~; astitrays , centerpieces , jewelr y GOL D ANt ) SILVE R HANDGR^p f E p JEWEtR V W E HONO R AL L CREDI T CARD S • OPE N YEA H ROUN D Nightl y 6:3 0 -10:3 0 Sunda y Brunc h 11:3 0 2:3 0 Close d Wednesda y Fo r reservation s 294-0,71 7

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1 8 BHAGAVA D GIT A A S I T I S Hi s Divin e Orac e A.G.BHAgCTSVEDANTASWA!VI ! PBABHUPAD A "Whe n on e i s enlightene d wit h th e knowledg e b y whic h nescienc e i s destroyed , the n hi s knowledg e reveal s everything , a s th e su n light s u p everythin g i n th e daytime. " Bhagavad-gita 5.16 Availabl e from : X>*IL Dill*' WWW SAUSAOiSHOp / Breakfas t lunef i -dinne r Phone 300*296490 8 Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 I n an y case , w e sugges t tha t a corrosio n surve y o f th e pip e b e conducte d befor e an y contract s ar e le t fo r desig n o r re placemen t o f thos e sections . TH E COMBINE D POSSIBL E SAVING S O P SMALLE R PIP E PRO M FLORID A CIT Y T O MARA THON , AN D RETAININ G TH E OL D PIPELIN E SOUT H O F TH E SEVE N MIL E BRIDGE , AR E ABOU T $2 0 MILLION , O R ABOU T HAL F O F TH E TOTA L ESTIMATE D CONSTRUCTIO N COST . PROJECTE D WATE R SALE S AN D CONSUMPTIO N ALTHOUG H FKA A speak s loudl y abou t pea k consumptio n o f 9. 5 o r 9. 8 MG D — an d o f cours e thes e demand s ar e rea l an d mus t b e me t — thes e pea k demand s bea r littl e relationshi p t o tota l annua l sale s o f wate r o n whic h tota l incom e o r revenu e depends . I n Fisca l Yea r 197 8 FKA A produce d abou t 2,930,000,00 0 gallon s o f wate r an d sol d abou t 2,290,000,00 0 gallons . Th e differenc e i s syste m los s o f abou t 64 0 millio n gallons , o r abou t 2 2 percen t o f production . Actua l productio n average d abou t 8.02 7 MG D t o sel l a n averag e o f 6.27 4 MGD . FKA A ha s projecte d sale s o f ove r 1 0 MG D an d productio n o f 12. 5 MG D fo r 1982 . W e fin d n o dat a o r studie s t o suppor t thi s projecte d 6 0 percen t increas e i n sale s i n thre e years . W e thin k i t i s a grossl y inaccurat e projection, AN D i t i s th e basi s o n whic h FKA A i s promisin g a rat e reduction . Actually , b y ou r compu tations , i f the y coul d sel l 10. 5 MGD , the y coul d jus t barel y maintai n th e existin g rat e o f $3.5 6 pe r thousan d (M ) gallons . W E FEE L THA T w e hav e bee n generou s i n forecastin g sale s o f 7. 5 MG D i n 198 2 (a n 1 8 percen t increas e versu s FKAA' s actua l experienc e o f abou t 2 percen t p.e r yea r increas e i n sales} , and.ou r budge t estimate s fo r FKA A predic t a wate r rat e o f abou t $5/ M base d o n 7. 5 MG D sales . W e hav e o n tw o occasion s provide d PKA A wit h copie s o f ou r budge t estimate s fo r 198 2 but FKA A ha s refuse d t o commen t o r discus s th e matter . EXPLOSIV E DEVELOPMEN T AN D COS T O F SECONDAR Y SERVICE S WHIL E FKA A i s mandate d b y charte r t o provid e adequat e wate r an d NO T contro l populatio n growth , i t i s NO T mandate d t o provid e a n over'suppl y o f wate r an d promot e accelerate d populatio n growth . FKA A ha s tol d th e peopl e tha t i t wil l reduc e o r maintai n th e presen t wate r rate . I t needs , an d ha s projected , wate r sale s o f ove r 1 0 MGD , a 6 0 percen t in creas e i n thre e years . I n essenc e i t i s lookin g fo r an d promotin g a populatio n increas e o f ove r 35,00 0 resident s an d touris t equivalent s i n thre e years . W E CONSIDE R THI S EXPLOSIV E DEVELOPMENT . I f FKA A shoul d i n fac t caus e thi s over development , th e cos t t o taxpayer s i n term s o f providin g mor e electricity , sewe r systems , garbag e disposal , roads , fir e an d polic e protection , schools , healt h services , etc. , canno t eve n b e calculated . Fo r sewers , thi s amount s t o $3 6 millio n i n th e cit y an d $6 6 mil lio n i n th e county , now . ON E RESIDEN T estimate d thes e secondar y service s woul d cos t a quarter-billio n dollars . W e thin k tha t i s low . Wh o woul d pa y fo r thes e increase d services ? Th e taxpaye r o f course ' . Th e Sout h Florid a Regiona l Plannin g Counci l i n a lette r t o FKA A o n Augus t 10 , 1978 , cautione d tha t the y believ e a 30-inch/24-inc h replacemen t pipelin e (a s the n proposed ) wa s to o larg e an d suggeste d a paralle l 24-inc h lin e al l th e way . Th e counci l warne d abou t th e populatio n growt h induce d b y th e ne w pipelin e an d stated , "Th e secondar y im pact s o f suc h populatio n increas e o n transportation , healt h care , education , sewag e disposal , disaste r preparedness , an d environmenta l system s wil l b e signi ficant. . Th e Count y an d citie s wil l hav e t o mak e majo r expenditure s t o provid e fo r a 54 % populatio n increase. " (Wit h ta x dollars ? — Ou r comment. ) CONSTRUCTIO N COS T OVERRUN S I N 1976 , Consultin g Engineer s BC& E estimate d th e cos t o f th e planne d 3 6-inch / 30-inch/24-inc h pipelin e an d expande d facilitie s a t Florid a Cit y a t $49,434,00 0 i n term s o f 197 8 dollars . I n Augus t 1978 , i n a supplementa l report , BC& E estimate d th e sam e constructio n a t a cos t o f $37,700,000 , includin g th e $ 2 millio n spu r int o Ocea n Reef . W e coul d fin d n o rational e t o justif y thi s decreas e o f abou t $1 6 million , no r coul d th e FKA A staf f explai n i t whe n questione d durin g Hi e Oidts f 1h®mpy inornat e M m NO W AVAILABL E A T OL D ISLAN D MASSAG E ANDTHERAP Y CLINI C jffgrat f * Therapeuti c Massag e ''Colo n Irrigatio n Therap y ~ ~ 1* Stea m Bot h * Whirlpoo l Bat h * Paraffi n Bat h Appointment s Schedule d alternatel y t o accommodat e bot h me n an d wome n Evenin g & weeken d App . Availabl e GS L kmm mm 322 5 Flagfe r (Rear ) Acros s from Flagle r Pos t Offic e CHANCE S designe r appare l 1 9 Velu x Roo f Window s Vetu x — Th e roof-mounte d windo w whic h provide s ventilatio n an d constan t ligh t — install s leaWre e an d blend s aestheticall y wit h eithe r traditiona l o r contem porar y architecture . Price d fro m $ 210 . Availabl e i n nin e size s an d wit h variou s accessories , throughou t Monro e County , from : CHRI S ELMOR E 294-2O1 4 tw o publi c forums . W e greatl y fea r tha t th e projec t cos t ha s bee n seriousl y underestimate d an d tha t cos t overrun s wil l ea t u p th e con tingenc y fun d o f $2,150,00 0 an d a grea t dea l mor e besides . DISTRIBUTIO N AN D PRESSUR E I N RECEN T YEARS , FKAA , unde r Directo r Gehman , ha s don e a commendabl e jo b o f improvin g a n unbelievabl y ba d distributio n system , whic h ove r th e year s gre w lik e Tops y i n a spider-lik e networ k o f 2-inc h galvanize d pipe . Recen t U.S . Economi c Developmen t Administratio n grant s t o buil d ne w storag e tank s an d instal l con stan t pressur e pump s i n 'ke y location s hav e relieve d som e o f th e lo w pressur e problems . Th e continuin g replacemen t o f galvanized ' pip e wit h P.V.C . plasti c pipe , usin g fund s generate d fro m th e $100 0 pe r hooku p syste m developmen t fee , ha s bee n alleviatin g thi s proble m o n a continuin g basis . Bu t a grea t dea l mor e remain s t o b e done , an d i f th e developmen t fe e i s dropped , a s ha s bee n contemplate d b y th e board , distributio n syste m improvemen t wil l eithe r sto p o r becom e funde d b y revenu e fro m wate r sales , causin g a n in creas e i n wate r rat e o f 1 5 t o 2 0 cent s pe r thousan d gallons. ' TH E NE W PIPELIN E wil l d o little , i f anything , t o directl y increas e wate r pressur e t o consumers , othe r tha n t o al lo w th e syste m t o maintai n norma l pres sure s durin g period s o f hig h seasona l demand . I f constructio n cost s coul d b e reduce d b y buildin g a smalle r pipeline , som e o f th e loa n saving s migh t b e use d t o accelerat e improvement s t o th e dis tributio n system . LOA N MONE Y FKA A STAF F an d boar d hav e clearl y im plie d tha t i f th e voter s rejec t th e larg e pipelin e referendu m o n Februar y 6 , th e $53,225,00 0 FmH A loa n wil l b e los t for ever . Ou r discussion s wit h FmH A offi cial s a t count y an d stat e level s hav e indicate d tha t thi s i s no t true . Al thoug h th e FmH A "Conditions " lette r t o FKA A o f Septembe r 21 , 1978 , state s tha t an y change s i n th e projec t cost , scop e o r othe r factor s mus t b e approve d i n writin g b y FmHA , official s hav e assure d u s tha t the y woul d favorabl y conside r an y reasonabl e chang e o r dela y tha t i s properl y justified . I T I S OU R BELIE F tha t i f th e voter s shoul d rejec t th e larg e pipelin e o n Feb ruar y 6 , th e FKA A Boar d o f Director s coul d submi t a pla n fo r a smalle r pipe lin e t o th e voter s i n anothe r referendu m electio n i n abou t tw o months , an d tha t th e reduce d scop e an d dela y woul d b e ac ceptabl e an d approve d b y FmHA . I t i s ou r regre t tha t FKA A di d no t se e fi t t o offe r alternative s t o th e voter s i n th e Februar y 6 electio n an d thereb y sav e th e cos t o f a secon d elec tion . However , th e issu e i s to o import ant , an d th e consequence s o f a ba d deci sio n to o great , t o allo w th e cos t o f a secon d electio n t o stan d i n th e wa y o f a soun d decision . Tin e Hand-Giafte d • • Silve r 6 & Gol d 210B c DuvalSt M 2 y Marn i Crai g Hom e Catere r (fro m 8-5 0 guests ) Specializin g i n homecooke d Mexican , Southern , Indian , In donesian , Italian , & Seafoo d cuisine . " / sit down with you, prepare the menu, do the shopping, and serve the meal and drinks in your own home." 294-595 9 FEA TURING NOR THE ASTERN STYLE SANDWICHES 10 AM TILL 10 PM CLOSED SUNDA YS NOW OPEN SHE INHAL E SANDWIC H SHO P 60 1 DUVA L # 3

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2 0 FRE E DRAF T Wit h Thi s A d We'r e jus t a friendly , neighborl y bar,n o flash y 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 . No w servin g lunch , TH E SANDCASTL E / Margare t & Southar d Fou r block s eas t o f Duva l Gemin i Islan d Boutiqu e 51 7 Duva l 294-226 0 Ope n ti l 12 , Su n ti l 6 -ii ? Handmad e shoes , sandals , belts , bags , uesbs , nabs... . gol d an d silue r jewelry . 0PEM1-1 1 lilcOUUflUnsxttoth o ROSSTflTTOO ) 39 4 035 9 custo m order' s i n leathe r an d jewelr y or e ou r specialit y 'Thfiinh Kp , West leather jnJ;>«Wc > sAo p wilful* personal iuuch~ • Insid e Th e Fourt h Reic h writte n an d illustrate d b y Am y Le e d e Po o EVENING S AR E A specia l tim e i n Ke y West . Eve n i n th e mid-sixtie s th e sunse t create d a n atmospher e o f tranquilit y an d a pin k warmt h aroun d ou r hous e o n De y Street , whic h happen s t o fac e Mallor y Square . Th e su n woul d sin k slowly , an d al l th e tropica l foliag e surroundin g ou r hous e woul d becom e enchantin g configura l y wai t b y th e fron t gat e fo r he r arriva l fro m th e stor e t o se e wha t sh e ha d gotte n fo r desser t tha t night . Usuall y i t woul d b e Ore o cookies , ou r favorite , o r guav a shell s an d crea m cheese , m y father' s favorite . However , o n thi s particula r night , som e capriciou s whi m evidentl y overtoo k C.ORMER . of PRANCES, . S tion s resemblin g blac k pape r cut-outs . M y mothe r alway s di d he r grocer y shop pin g fo r th e evenin g mea l jus t befor e i t bega n t o ge t dark , sinc e sh e wa s usuali y to o bus y al l da y t o d o i t then . W e ha d a car , a n ol d an d rust y gree n Chevrolet , tha t wa s totall y fre e fro m Palmett o bu g infestations , becaus e th e hole s i n th e floo r enable d u s childre n t o mak e a particularl y entertainin g gam e o f push in g th e haples s insect s throug h th e hole s whil e underway . But m y mothe r neve r drov e th e ca r t o th e stor e excep t o n th e rar e occasion s whe n i t becam e to o col d t o tak e he r bicycle . M Y TW O SISTER S an d mysel f woul d eager her , an d sh e go t exactl y fou r differen t kind s o f cand y bars ; tha t mean t on e fo r eac h o f u s an d on e fo r m y father , who , i t shoul d b e note d here , ha s a ver y pick y an d finick y attitud e toward s anythin g tha t i s t o b e pu t int o hi s mouth . (The y hav e name s fo r suc h neuroses , bu t on e fo r thi s afflictio n escape s m e a t pre sent.. . som e sor t o f ora l fixation. ) ANYWAY , Kathry n an d Martha , m y sib lings , wer e deepl y engrosse d i n makin g tissu e flower s insid e th e house , a pas tim e m y mothe r considere d t o b e a terribl e wast e o f goo d Kleenex . Thi s lef t m e alon e t o stan d vigi l outsid e t o fin d ou t wha t wa s fo r suppe r an d dessert . Sh e finall y SKATE W ftRLD O F TH E KEY S TH E ULTIMAT E SKATIN G EXPERIENC E FEATURIN G * DEC O LIGHTIN G * COMPLET E SNAC K BA B * WOO D FLO0 B ' * AL L CABPETE D • * STEBD O SOON D SYSTE M • WEL L SUPERVISE D SKATIN G * PBIVAT E PARTIE S AVAILABL E GROU P RATE S AVAILABL E BIRTHDA Y PART Y ROO M LOCALL Y OWNE D & OPERATE D 250 6 N . ROOSEVEL T BLVD . KE Y WES T SKATEW(f)RL D I S ROLLERSKATING ! 294-440 4 Gazebo « f lowers Beautifu l flower s fo r you r specia l Valentin e Valentine' s Day , Februar y 1 4 # 4 L a Plac e 11 1 Duva l St . 1 0 A M 6 P M 294-972 7 Le t u s ri g yo u fro m to p t o botto m Rickee' s Eiggi n 61 9 DUVA L STREE T 296-999 0 arrive d an d parke d he r bicycle , a s sh e alway s does , o n th e fron t bricks . Jus t a t thi s moment , a ca t screamed. • I t wa s obviou s to . he r tha t a tor n wa s ac costin g on e o f he r youn g females , an d sh e ra n of f t o brea k up . th e activit y tha t cause d u s t o hav e s o man y kitten s t o pla y with . I immediatel y stuc k m y nos e int o th e grocer y ba g t o se e what 1 I coul d find . I wa s thrille d wit h he r innovativ e choic e o f cand y bars : a Hershe y ba r wit h almond s fo r me , a Bab y Rut h fo r Bab y Martha , a Nestle' s Crunc h fo r Kathryn , an d a Cadbur y Hazelnu t fo r John . (O f course , I neve r referre d t o m y fathe r a s Joh n whe n I wa s young , bu t he' s bee n gon e s o long , th e fink, ' tha t "Daddy " sound s a littl e to o cute,fo r m y blood. ) BEIN G A CHIL D o f insatiabl e curiosit y an d a fai r amoun t o f shrewdness , I de cide d t o sampl e jus t on e little , teeny , tiny , infinitesima l corne r o f th e Cadbury . Th e hazelnut s o n th e wrappe r intrigue d me , bein g a foo d I wa s certainl y not ; familia r wit h an d wa s quit e anxiou s t o try . I snatche d i t fro m th e bag , deftl y sli d i t par t wa y fro m th e oute r wrapper , an d ever-so-carefull y peele d bac k a cor ne r o f th e inne r wrapper . I too k tha t small , savor y sampl e I spok e o f before . I t ha d a differen t flavor , t o b e sure , an d I cam e t o th e • conclusio n the n an d ther e tha t thi s wa s no t m y cu p o f tea . I expertl y re-wrappe d th e Cadbur y t o it s origina l pristin e stat e an d promptl y forgo t al l about'it . M Y MOTHE R RETURNED , th e su n wen t down , an d a suppe r o f piccadill o wit h blac k bean s an d ric e wa s ha d withou t an y fur the r excitement . Afte r a while , John , i n hi s predictabl e fashion , aske d m y mothe r th e sam e questio n h e aske d ever y • nigh t afte r hi s dinne r ha d settled . • "Wha t d o yo u hav e fo r th e ol d sweet too t (sic ) Toodie? " ( I foun d thi s routin e quit e repetitious , t o sa y th e least , an d coul d neve r figur e ou t wh y adult s wit h thei r seemingl y in finit e vocabularie s alway s cam e u p wit h th e sam e trit e phrases. ) L A TWEE T AI X GAGE S 20 % OFF ! Com e i n an d visi t wit h ou r talkin g bird s .. . Yes , w e d o sel l bird s — cages , too , an d plant s an d beautifu l handcrafte d gift s .. . an d the y ar e AL L o n sale ! Fo r th e mont h o f Feb 7 Angel a & Duva l a t th e Conc h Trai n Station , 394-738 3 2 1 Nee d a paperbac k fo r th e beach ? KE Y WES T Th e lates t bestselle r fo r a friend ? ISLAN D Persona l attentio n t o specia l orders . 294-390 4 BOO R STOR E Lf>7 S £3sHj;®ss y eSfe^lli i 13 0 DIA^L L S T KE Y WES T Sh e produce d th e cand y bar s an d hande d eac h perso n thei r brand , an d w e al l set tle d bac k t o relis h ou r treats . I wa s jus t abou t t o crunc h u p th e bi g fa t al mon d o n th e en d o f m y Hershe y whe n I hear d m y fathe r exclaim , "Vhqt the hell i s this7" ' I almos t choked . . M y mothe r cam e runnin g ove r an d righ t awa y notice d tha t a small , a "vdry smal l a t that , corne r o f th e Cadbur y seeme d t o b e missing . . • ; "Well , John , a piec e coul d hav e chippe d of f whe n I se t th e grocerie s down, " sh e sai d wit h tha t lil t o f unconcerne d cer tainty . Mentall y I wipe d m y brow . "No , tha t can' t be , becaus e th e chi p woul d hav e t o b e somewher e i n th e wrapper , an d it' s clearl y no t here. " H e remove d i hi s glasse s t o ge t a close r look . I coul d se e the.writing-o n th e wall . "Why , I believ e someon e o r somethin g ha s take n a BIT E o f m y cand y ba r I " I decide d t o tak e action . "Yo u know , i t coul d hav e bee n a rat, " I said . "The y lov e candy . O r mayb e some on e wante d t o tast e i t befor e the y bough t i t an d the n change d thei r min d becaus e the y didn' t hav e enoug h money . I t coul d b e anything. " H E TURNE D an d looke d a t me . Hi s eye s narrowed . I gulpe d a littl e to o visibly. , I guess , becaus e h e wa s no w gettin g u p of f th e couc h wit h a ver y strang e loo k o n hi s face . "I'l l sa y i t coul d hav e bee n a rat , an d we'r e goin g t o fin d out righ t now . Kathryn , di d yo u tak e a bit e o f m y cand y bar? " "No , no t me , Daddy. " , ; "Martha , di d yo u tak e a bit e o f m y cand y bar? " "No , no t m e either , Daddy. " The y wer e disgustingl y emphatic , I thought . "Well , Amy , I suppos e yo u didn' t tak e on e either. " I wa s acquiescen t an d attempte d t o muste r u p a guilt-fre e expressio n o f amazemen t an d horror . "Tha t leave s you r mother , an d I know sh e didn' t tak e one . • Al l o f you , com e OPE N FO R DINNE R Monda y Sunda y 6:0 0 -11:0 0 A FUL L SERVIC E BIK E SHO P 120 9 TRUMA N (A T WHITE )

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2 2 ^Fitzgerald' s SHOWLOUNG E up , t o th e bathroo m righ t now . We'r e goin g t o ge t t o th e botto m o f this. " O H .GOD , I though t t o myself , wha t Gestap o techniqu e i s h e goin g t o us e o n u s now ? I kne w he' d bee n readin g The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich b y Willia m L . Shirer , s o ther e wa s no tellin g wha t w e wer e i n fo r a t thi s point . W e al l marche d up-th e stair s (fourtee n Thi s outcr y totall y surprise d John , and'h e turne d t o he r an d aske d he r on e i mor e tim e i f sh e wa s indee d th e cand y ba r criminal . Sh e hedge d an d squirme d an d rubbe d th e tear s fro m he r eyes. O h buc k u p Martha , jus t on e mor e time , sa y yo u di d i t s o w e ca n al l g o bac k t o th e peacefu l worl d o f Andy of Mayberry an d ge t awa y fro m th e southernmos t hea d o f th e Gestapo , I though t t o myself . Bu t ECSTAC Y . FRO M TV' S DISCO'7 8 For the best in "live" entertainment L A CONCH A HOTE L 430DUVALST . / > / r 7 r memorabl e an d agonizin g step s t o b e exact ) an d wer e mad e t o lin e u p agains t th e wal l i n a glarin g light , whil e Her r Joh n care full y unwrappe d a ne w ba r o f ivor y Soap', . Kathry n wa s b y no w screamin g hysterica l oath s o f innocenc e an d pullin g a t he r hai r an d contortin g he r fac e int o image s straigh t ou t o f Dante' s Inferno . I di d perhap s sa y onc e o r twic e I wishe d w e coul d fin d th e cree p i n Fausto' s wh o woul d DAR E t o tampe r wit h merchandis e lik e that , an d Marth a wa s gettin g a ter ribl e cas e o f th e quiverin g chins . Pi . nall y Marth a burs t out , " I guess I did it.'" Wha t a relie f — sh e couldn' t tak e th e pressure. 1 no. Sh e hesitated-to o long , sume d hi s interrogation . Joh n re "O.K . No w eac h o f yo u i s t o tak e a carefu l an d gentl e bit e o n thi s ba r o f soap . No t to o hard , min d you . I wan t t o ge t a goo d loo k a t wha t th e teet h mark s loo k like. " Wher e h e picke d u p thi s littl e tric k I'l l neve r know , bu t th e writin g o n th e N wal l wa s becomin g mor e an d mor e visibl e t o ME.. ' W e al l di d a s w e wer e told , an d h e steppe d unde r th e bul b t o meticulousl y scrutiniz e an d compar e th e teet h im pression s wit h thos e o n th e Cadbur y wit h Hazelnuts . ;;{v\.;r ; 'v"Y.:-'-.;v; K :".. : ''u:. % ^if e nort h o f th e ai^p<>r t Y':;:,:::.v : 'r ; ./.;:.^f ; Oceanfront;.dining / iin!doprs;pr;but : Y :: .^;> :: i-'.v : Y.: . »» M ^ ill 294-34 M #*•#$* • B^t ; ^lii w ^•V i «*S ' tfwli MARTHA' S Wi n he r hear t wit h a gif t o f Ke y Wes t Dazzl e he r eye s wit h a gleamin g Frenc h crysta l bottle . Thril l he r sense s wit h exoti c fragran t oils . Char m he r hear t wit h you r lovin g gift . Lon g afte r flower s hav e faded , an d th e cand y i s gone , a gif t o f Ke y Wes t perfum e say s " I lov e you. " Choos e fro m ou r garde n o f natura l fragrances ! Frangipan i *Whit e Orchi d *Whit e Ginge r Hibiscu s * Jasmi n VALENTIN E SPECIA L Tuc k you r gif t o f Ke y Wes t perfum e Int o a genuin e lacque r heart-shape d bo x fo r extra-specia l glftlng l 52 4 Fron t Stree t ' Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 o 1-11 I " i I WAS , a t thi s juncture , makin g a pac t wit h Go d t o neve r ea t cand y agai n an d never , eve r chas e th e do g int o th e stree t again . M y prayer s wer e no t hear d tha t night . "Well , well , well . I t seem s w e hav e foun d th e ra t wh o like s t o nibbl e o n cand y bars . Amy , d o yo u hav e a chi p o n you r fron t tooth? " • "Yes , bu t Kath y ha s a bigge r one . Wh y don' t yo u tak e a pee k an d se e fo r yourself? " "I'l l d o jus t that . Ope n you r mouth , AMY. " M y goos e wa s no t onl y cooked , i t wa s don e t o a humiliatin g turn . Needles s t o say , I di d no t retur n t o th e delightfull y blan d worl d o f Barne y Fif e an d Sherif f Andy , bu t spen t th e res t o f th e lovel y Ke y Wes t evenin g lyin g i n m y be d an d askin g Go d why , i f h e wa s s o goo d a t miracle s an d .restorin g sigh t t o th e blind , couldn' t h e replac e on e little , teeny , tiny , in finitesima l corne r o f a tasteles s ol d Cadbur y wit h Hazelnut s anywa y . • . . ^™^^"^^**^"*^™^™^^^^mj^^^S^^S^^38K^^^ffS•^^^^*lM8rTuiC^^J^JLi!S9OTF ^ ^?T^^j!E™^MEj^fflj!HBlfffWB?^Sail^f * A tf*^^^^jfi 1 3 1 4 X t ^ . A ff 3 y'^L^ttyMBEjffl^^p^>^^^^fi^^B^j||^8M3BRjfif^^^M||fl^^TOBffl B • HOT f COCO SOOPS • fj fiWtfeWCP Of f/Sff JTSU q I^OBOST cheese SPSCIQLTH S^OILSO fjTTfjgcssiw IUTMS of SJTZ£#u)/Yb H LOOK The M€wm is mot far away; It's LA LUNA 9 415 GREENEST. m We are tmttingfor youl

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2 4 Lignumvita e Ke n writte n b y Le e Roh e photo s b y Bill y Bryan t Our thanks to Fiest a Magazin e for their permission to republish this piese. DURIN G TH E fourt h voyag e o f Columbus , whil e navigatin g i n th e southwester n Gul f o f Mexico , day s fro m th e neares t poin t o f land , th e ship' s lookou t sight e d a quee r spectacle. , Dea d ahead.an d adrif t wa s a dugou t canoe , square-rigge d wit h sail . Th e crudel y buil t craf t wa s unoccupied , bu t lade n wit h cotto n cloth in g fro m Mexico . O n tha t da y i n 1503 , Columbu s an d hi s cre w mus t hav e marvele d in g th e opportunit y t o investigat e Lig numvita e ' s buria l mounds . I n th e lat e 1940's , archeologis t Joh n Goggi n super vise d som e preliminar y excavation s o f th e Lignumvita e mound . Skeleton s re move d fro m th e sit e wer e reporte d t o b e fro m Indian s a s tal l a s seve n feet . Buria l ritual s dictate d tha t fthe remain s b e place d i n a feta l positio n an d face d toward s th e eas t horizon . Datin g method s determine d tha t th e oldes t bone s wer e 90 0 t o 1,00 0 year s old . Goggi n conclud e d hi s studie s b y declarin g tha t Lignum vita e an d th e adjoinin g island s wer e The doak at Lignumvitae a t suc h a darin g fea t a s tacklin g th e Gul f i n a n outrigge r canoe . Later , th e Italia n discovere r recorde d i n hi s jour na l tha t a primitiv e trad e .ha d bee n lon g establishe d b y Indian s betwee n th e Yuca tan , Cub a an d Florida . Today , historian s an d anthropologist s believ e tha t th e Calusas , wh o onc e in habite d th e Key s an d Sout h Florida , wer e tradin g wit h Cub a an d Mexico . I n 1971 , th e Stat e o f Florid a too k step s t o lear n mor e abou t th e Calusa s b y purchasin g a flourishin g 2 8 0 acr e primeva l tropica l islan d calle d Lignumvita e Ke y a t a cos t o f $1. 5 million . SITUATE D A MIL E offshor e fro m U.S . 1 betwee n Uppe r an d Lowe r Matecumb e Keys , Lignumvita e contain s a n ancien t Calus a buria l moun d tha t ma y provid e mor e in formatio n i n connectio n wit h th e pre Columbia n histor y o f Florida . Othe r odditie s of"th e islan d als o awai t scien tifi c study . Prio r t o th e state' s in terest , th e Natur e Conservancy , a non profi t organizatio n dedicate d t o pre servin g natura l wildlif e areas , trie d t o bu y Lignumvitae . Tallahasse e steppe d i n whe n th e Natur e Conservanc y coul d no t mee t th e purchas e price . Th e Ke y wa s sol d t o th e Stat e o f Florid a b y a Dr . E.C . Lunsford . Durin g th e pas t si x years , Lignum vita e Ke y ha s bee n marke d "of f limits " t o th e public , A specia l scientifi c counci l fro m th e Universit y o f Miam i wa s suppose d t o tak e a n "inventory " o f th e island. . T o date , th e inventor y hasn' t bee n taken , bu t th e Ke y i s no w ope n t o th e public . Interpretiv e tour s ar e provide d i n th e afternoon s fo r a charg e o f fift y cents . Visitor s mus t obtai n thei r ow n boa t transportatio n t o Lignumvitae . STAT E ARCHEOLOGIST S are . stil l await "importan t foca l point s o f huma n activit y sinc e prehistori c times. " Th e "Carlos, " a s th e Spaniard s name d th e Calusas , woul d firs t plac e thei r dea d o n th e island' s shor e t o deca y un ti l secondar y burial . Th e chief' s grav e wa s adorne d wit h turtles , animals , stone s an d tobacco . Whe n a chie f died , on e o r tw o o f hi s childre n wer e kille d an d place d i n th e grav e wit h him . Fea r o f deat h spirit s cause d th e Calusa s t o choos e Lignumvita e a s thei r buria l grounds . Lignumvita e i s locate d a t leas t a mil e fro m wher e th e Calus a vil lage s wer e o n Uppe r an d Lowe r Matecumbe . HISTOR Y HOLD S onl y a fe w reference s t o th e Calusas . I n th e yea r 1565 , th e Englis h explore r Si r Joh n Hawkins , aboar d th e vesse l Jesu s o f Lubeck , an chore d of f Lignumvita e t o tak e o n fres h water . I t wa s on e o f th e fe w waterin g station s alon g th e Key s fo r earl y ex plorer s an d th e plat e fleets . T o thei r "ghastl y horror , Hawkins ' me n foun d .dis membere d bodie s an d huma n head s impale d -upo n poles . Quit e logically , Si r Joh n assume d tha t th e grisl y scen e wa s th e wor k o f cannibals . Ponc e d e Leo n christene d th e Florid a Key s "Lo s Martires " o r "Th e Martyrs " becaus e tree s o n on e o f th e island s re semble d me n out-stretche d o n a cross . O n a n expeditio n i n 1513 , th e founde r o f St . Augustin e encountere d a wa r part y o f eight y Calus a canoe s whil e landin g a . shor e party . Afte r a n al l da y skirmish , th e shor e part y o f Spaniard s wa s force d t o withdraw . B Y TH E TUR N o f th e seventeent h century , th e Calusa s ha d gaine d a reputatio n fo r preyin g upo n ship s tha t wrecke d alon g th e Florid a reef . Tale s wer e tol d o f castaway s capture d an d sacrifice d b y th e Calusas . Histor y contain s a documente d accoun t o f nearl y 400 , Frenc h sailor s wh o wer e maroone d b y shipwrec k an d the n seize d b y th e Calusas . Afte r imprison ing thei r captive s o n a ke y nea r Lignum vita e (probabl y wha t i s no w India n Key) , th e Calusa s slaughtere d al l i n ritualisti c sacrifices . Escalant e Fontaned a wa s on e o f th e fe w t o b e capture d wh o live d t o tel l abou t it . A t th e ag e o f thirteen , i n 1545 , Fontaned a wa s sen t fro m Per u t o Spai n fo r schooling . A stor m caugh t hi s shi p of f ..th e Key s an d delivere d th e youn g Spaniar d int o th e hand s o f Carlos , th e Calus a chief . Escalante' s lif e wa s spare d whe n h e amuse d th e India n leade r b y performin g song s an d dances . Soo n th e youn g aristocra t learne d th e nativ e tongu e o f hi s foste r tribe , an d whe n .h e eventuall y escaped , h e recorde d hi s ex perience s i n a Memoir date d 1575 . FONTANED A ESTIMATE D tha t th e Calus a holding s i n gol d an d silve r fro m ship wreck s reache d int o th e million s o f pesos . Th e Memoir list s fift y India n village s tha t belonge d t o th e Calus a confederation , includin g on e villag e b y th e nam e o f Tampa . T o th e disappointmen t o f historian s an d anthropologists , Fontaned a doe s no t offe r an y hin t o f th e origin s o f th e Calusas . One . schoo l o f archeolog y theorize s tha t the y wer e relate d t o th e Arrowycks , a n India n trib e tha t onc e in habite d Jamaic a an d wa s famou s fo r it s unusuall y tal l warriors . Stil l othe r scholars , lik e th e wel l know n professo r o f Florid a history , Dr . Charlto n Tebeau , thin k tha t th e Calusa s migrate d fro m norther n Florid a t o Sout h Florida . "Al l o f th e lates t informati o . w e have, " sai d Tebeau , "indicate s la t th e movemen t wa s southward . Bu t ne w sur prise s ar e alway s appearing . Fo r in stance , w e ar e findin g no w tha t thes e Indian s ha d mor e tha n jus t a primitiv e sens e o f religion , a s evidence d b y th e elaboratel y decorate d ceremonia l mask s recentl y foun d a t Marco. " TEBEAU , AUTHO R O F Man In The Everglades , als o sai d tha t th e paintings , an d account s o f India n cultur e i n seven teent h centur y Florid a lef t b y th e Frenc h artis t LeMoyn e ma y b e th e ke y t o th e Calusas ' past . LaMoyne' s Narrative speak s o f a n India n trib e tha t onc e oc cupie d wha t i s no w th e Jacksonvill e area . Accordin g t o custo m i n thi s tribe , th e talles t warrio r wa s crowne d chieftain . He , i n turn , woul d selec t th e talles t triba l wome n a s concubines . Fro m on e generatio n t o th e next , offsprin g becam e progressivel y taller . LeMoyn e als o ob serve d tha t th e shortes t Indian s wer e relegate d t o a lowe r caste . LeMoyne' s painting s depic t thes e Indian s a s bein g nearl y a foo t talle r tha n Europeans . Dres s consiste d o f a breechclot h mad e from Spanis h mos s o r thatche d pal m fronds . Shark' s teet h an d seashell s provide d th e materia l use d t o mak e necklaces . On e drawin g show s a n India n wh o ha d wrappe d u p hi s hai r an d pinne d i t wit h fis h bone s an d th e plumag e o f flamingos . Tattoo s covere d hi m fro m hea d t o foot . LeMoyn e wrot e tha t th e Indian s wer e skille d hunter s an d ex cellen t fishermen . LIGNUMVITA E KE Y i s als o value d highly , fo r th e immens e variet y o f natura l fea ture s tha t abound . Alon g th e mangrov e shorelin e stan d severa l cannon , peelin g fro m th e corrosio n o f man y centuries . Behind*thes e rustin g sentinels , o n highe r ground , sit s a cora l roc k hous e whic h date s fro m th e tur n o f th e century . A sun-fade d sig n a t th e foo t o f the ' step s t o th e hous e warns : "Kno w Y e Tha t Thi s I s Th e Islan d Kingdo m o f Lignumvitae. " Ji m Stevenson , chie f naturalis t wit h th e state' s Divisio n o f Recreatio n an d Parks , reporte d tha t th e hous e wa s re centl y restore d an d th e stat e i s in"th e proces s o f acquirin g antiqu e furnishing s fo r it . "A t on e tim e th e hous e ha d a cister n .fo r fres h wate r an d a windmil l generato r natura l feature s fel t tha t th e doctor' s developmen t plan s woul d hav e le d t o th e destructio n o f a ver y uniqu e ecosystem . PEOPL E WER E NO T th e onl y threa t t o Lignumvitae• s ecology . A forme r owne r A walk on the wild side fo r electricity . We'v e repaire d th e cis ter n an d hav e buil t a ne w windmil l gener ator . Th e state' s emphasi s i s goin g t o b e o n showin g th e publi c ho w peopl e use d t o liv e i n th e Key s durin g th e earl y days, " explaine d Stevenson . I N ADDITIO N t o th e Calus a buria l mound , anothe r intriguin g fac t o f Lignumvita e i s a crumblin g cora l roc k wall . N o on e seem s t o kno w wh y o r whe n i t wa s built. . Som e theorie s hav e i t tha t durin g th e earl y sixteent h century , whe n th e Spanis h missionarie s came.t o Florida , Lignumvita e Ke y wa s th e sit e o f a settlement . Thi s purporte d settlemen t ma y hav e bee n es tablishe d a s a bas e fo r salvag e operation s an d fo r th e purpos e o f Catholicizin g th e Calusas . TH E VINE-COVERE D wall s outlin e wha t appear s t o hav e bee n a stockade , wher e cattle-possibl y wer e kept . Nea r th e cente r o f th e enclav e endure s th e cora l roc k rui n o f wha t ma y hav e bee n a soldier' s guardhouse . A smal l grov e o f Sevill e orange s thrive s nea r on e en d o f th e en closure . Indian s an d Spaniard s wer e no t th e onl y one s t o see k refug e o n Lignumvita e Key . Th e famou s buccaneer , Jea n Lafitte , alia s th e "gentlema n pirate " Mitchell , live d o n th e islan d i n th e 1820's . Th e hea t fro m a generou s bount y place d upo n hi s hea d becam e to o muc h fo r hi m t o re mai n i n th e usua l Gul f Coas t hideouts . The . foundatio n t o Mitchell' s hous e stil l occupie s th e easter n side"o f th e Key , commandin g a super b vie w o f th e Atlanti c Ocean . WIT H TH E ARRIVA L o f th e twentiet h century , Lignumvita e Ke y cam e unde r th e ey e o f commercia l interests . A roc k quarr y wa s starte d t o provid e grave l tha t wa s use d i n th e be d o f Flagler' s railroad . Froze n i n tim e an d rust , 'swallowe d u p b y th e tropica l foliage , stan d a rock-crushin g machin e an d a n antiqu e bulldozer . Bot h contraption s loo k a s thoug h the y wer e defeate d i n som e strang e battl e wit h th e tropica l elements . A t on e tim e th e doze r wa s t o b e place d i n a n America n Caterpilla r Compan y museum , ha d no t Lunsfor d demande d to o hig h a pric e fo r it . Dr . Lunsfor d regarde d th e islan d i n term s o f developmen t potentia l an d planne d t o construc t a motel-marin a complex . I n 196 8 h e trie d coaxin g Monro e Count y t o exten d a causewa y t o Lignumvita e fro m U.S . 1 . Surveyors. ' "stake s stil l mar k th e poin t wher e the . propose d bridge,wa s to ' intersec t th e islan d a fe w yard s fro m th e Calus a buria l mound . A debat e began. Thos e wh o wer e intereste d i n th e Key' s envisione d convertin g Lignumvita e int o a gam e an d huntin g preserv e b y stockin g th e hardwoo d hammock s wit h a smal l her d o f Wisconsi n deer . Experiment s wit h th e animal s reveale d tha t the y ha d a n instinc t fo r leavin g th e her d whe n th e populatio n gre w to o large . Th e dee r wer e tagged , an d i n th e spring ' whe n ne w fawn s arrived , severa l o f th e adul t dee r migrate d b y swimmin g t o th e Flaming o are a i n Ever glade s Nationa l Park . Toda y ther e ar e n o dee r o n th e island . The y wer. e remove d b y th e state . "Th e deer ; wer e alie n an d detrimenta l t o th e Key' s ecology, " sai d Stevenson . DESPIT E TH E remnant s o f huma n history , th e Wes t Indie s hardwoo d fores t o n Lignum vita e Ke y wil l receiv e th e mos t exper t stud y an d attention . Lignumvitae' s ele -vatio n of . twent y fee t ha s afforde d it s uniqu e fores t protectio n fro m hurrican e forces . Containin g th e onl y remainin g fores t o f it s kin d i n th e Unite d States , Lignumvita e Ke y offer s a "natura l labora tory " o r "livin g archives " t o naturalists , botanists , an d biologist s for.viewin g directl y int o th e pas t o f natura l histor y an d evolution . Scientist s wil l als o b e abl e t o stud y a rar e cas e o f a littl e know n concep t i n th e field , o f ecolog y calle d th e "ecotone " o r "tensio n zone. " Th e ecofcon e i s a n are a wher e tw o opposin g plan t an d anima l communitie s hav e blende d togethe r i n coexistence . O n Lignumvita e Key 7 th e plant s an d tree s o f a temperat e regio n thriv e amongs t tropica l communitie s o f vegetation . On e strang e exampl e o f contras t ca n b e see n i n th e abundanc e o f ' . cactu s an d ferns . Mahogan y an d Gumb o Limb o gro w alongsid e pin e an d oak . Re searcher s wil l wan t t o se e ho w thes e strang e bedfellow s o f th e plan t kingdo m compet e wit h an d benefi t on e another . ', ALREAD Y TH E ECOLOG Y o f Lignumvita e Ke y ha s offere d extremel y valuabl e knowledge _ t o a ne w branc h o f science . Th e ethologis t Konra d Loren z visite d Lignumvita e Ke y t o observ e th e variet y an d tension s produce d . . i n th e behavio r o f organism s tha t subsis t i n a n environmen t suc h a s abound s o n th e key . Th e resul t o f hi s studie s o n Lignum vita e an d elsewher e wa s th e well-know n wor k entitle d On Aggression. . Georg e Avery , a botanis t a t Fairchil d Tropica l Garden s i n Miam i an d compile r o f a partia l catalo g (ove r tw o hundre d specie s ar e listed ) o f th e key' s plantlife , tell s ho w th e Lignumvita e tre e i s rapidl y disappearin g i n th e Wes t Indie s becaus e o f : commercia l exploitatio n an d i n th e Key s becaus e o f lan d development . LIGNUMVITA E TIMBE R wa s onc e i n grea t . . . .2 5 deman d becaus e o f it s durability . A wid e rang e o f product s fro m bowlin g ball s t o propelle r shaf t bearing s fo r steamship s wer e mad e fro m Lignumvitae . Th e advant age s o f it s self-lubricatin g propertie s an d resistanc e t o al l woo d rottin g fung i mean t tha t th e woo d wa s especiall y use fu l o n boats , excep t fo r constructio n o f boa t hulls . Lignumvita e i s s o dens e tha t i t sink s i n water . I n 150 8 th e Europea n medica l professio n firs t prescribe d th e Lignumvita e sa p a s a panace a fo r practicall y al l disease s whic h trouble d man . "A s a matte r o f history, " note d Avery , "ther e wa s onc e th e ol d Englis h custo m o f drinkin g liquo r fro m a wassai l bow l tha t wa s carve d fro m th e woo d o f Lignumvitae . Th e celebran t wa s assure d a t leas t a happ y evening , i f no t th e year' s healt h tha t wa s suppose d t o resul t from.th e spirit s absorbin g th e preciou s resin.' 1 TH E SIZ E O F th e champio n Lignumvita e o n Lignumvita e Ke y belie s it s rea l age . Th e tre e look s mor e lik e a bus h bu t it s ag e i s estimate d a t ove r 30 0 years . Onl y th e Bristlecon e Pine s o f Uta h an d th e hug e Redwood s o f Californi a to p th e Lig numvita e i n longevity . Tropica l flor a o f Lignumvita e offe r a plethor a o f nativ e organi c remedies . Jamaica n dogwoo d yield s a pain-killin g narcotic . Wil d coffe e provide s a stron g stimulant . Barbado s cherry , anothe r plan t tha t migrate d t o Lignumvita e fro m th e Wes t Indies , i s a n excellen t sourc e o f vitami n C . Befor e th e adven t o f moder n medicine , fever s wer e treate d fro m a con coctio n brewe d fro m prince-woo d bark , an d th e Ke y lim e acte d a s a preventativ e fo r scurvy . Chicl e ca n b e extracte d fro m th e sapodilla , an d soa p fro m th e soapberr y plant . This -island's freshwater artesian well WIT H AL L THI S ric h variety , ther e i s still , somethin g mor e t o Lignumvita e Key . Perhap s th e moo d o f thi s nearl y forgotte n islan d i s it s greates t attraction . T o scientist s an d historians , Lignumvita e represent s a theate r wher e th e evolution ar y play s o f th e plan t kingdo m an d th e dram a o f huma n histor y hav e unfolde d t o a uniqu e plot . A wal k throug h th e island' s darkene d p.rima l fores t reveal s flitterin g iridescen t butterflies , gian t fern's,. •centur y plants , canopie s o f vines , Span is h mos s an d tropica l orchid s spreadin g ou t overhead . I t i s a s i f th e curtai n o f tim e rises , an d th e pat h lead s fa r bac k int o th e primeva l dimension s o f Florida' s prehistory . """ * • /

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2 7 2 6 A Loo k A t Violenc e Photo s an d articl e b y Richar d Mars h " J won't let my wife walk downtown alone during the day." -A Key West police officer. M Y SISTER-IN-LAW , Patty , ha d arrive d fo r a visi t th e nigh t before , an d I wa s showin g he r th e sight s downtow n abou t noo n o n a Sunda y las t month. . A s w e walke d alon g Duva l Stree t i n fron t o f th e Firs t Nationa l Bank , a wil d an d scuzzy lookin g ma n i n hi s twentie s staggere d acros s th e stree t t o intercep t us . "Hey , man, " h e said , "ca n yo u spar e seve n cents? " "Sorry, " X sai d automatically , an d w e walke d o n withou t slowin g down . " , " h e sai d behin d ou r backs , "yo u ain' t sorry . Yo u jus t in g don' t care. ' I T WA S CLEARL Y no t a dangerou s situa tion . I t wa s broa d daylight , an d ther e wer e man y peopl e around . Patt y "• i s youn g an d adventurou s — sh e wa s int o sky-divin g las t yea r — , an d ne w an d strang e ex perience s ar e interestin g rathe r tha n threatenin g a t he r age , ye t he r reactio n wa s on e o f disgust . " I ca n se e ho w tha t kin d o f thin g woul d upse t tourists, " sh e said . A coupl e week s later , I combine d a n articl e researc h tou r wit h showin g Patt y wha t downtow n nightlif e wa s like . I t happene d t o b e one ; o f th e night s th e Florid a Departmen t o f Crimina l La w En forcemen t (FDCLE ) wa s mor e o r les s in conspicuousl y roamin g th e streets , tryin g t o loo k lik e tourists , t o investigat e violenc e a t th e reques t o f Stat e Repre sentativ e Jo e Allen . W E WER E WALKIN G alon g Duva l a littl e afte r midnigh t betwee n Green e Stree t an d Charles ' Street , whe n thre e scuzze s sud denl y close d rank s i n fron t o f us , pre ventin g u s fro m continuin g o n ou r way . Th e spokesma n fo r th e grou p said , "Hey , man , how-woul d yo u lik e t o bu y som e reall y goo d grass? " H e went•o n wit h a n enthusiasti c sale s pitc h lik e a lat e nigh t t v gadge t commercial . Whe n h e sa w tha t w e weren' t interested , h e concluded , " I know , yo u jus t ge t hig h o n life , right? " On e o f hi s fello w scuzze s said , "They'r e al l right ; le t the m go, " an d the y steppe d asid e t o le t u s pass . Patt y wa s frightene d a t first , then • irritate d a t bein g accosted . ON E SATURDA Y NIGH T las t mont h a ma n carryin g a poo l cu e wa s reportedl y "86ed " fro m Slopp y Joe' s an d Captai n Tony's , The n h e allegedl y attacke d a ma n o n Green e Stree t a t random , hittin g hi m o n th e hea d wit h th e poo l cue . Thre e polic e car s happene d t o b e i n : th e immediat e vicinity . I arrive d jus t a s th e allege d assailan t wa s bein g hand cuffe d an d place d i n th e padd y wagon . Th e victi m wa s sittin g o n th e sidewalk , bleedin g profusel y fro m a scal p woun d an d vowing , vengeance . A passer-b y wh o ha d bee n attracte d b y th e commotio n pu t hi s finger s int o th e middl e o f th e wound , slowin g th e bleedin g unti l a polic e reservis t an d para-medic , wh o ha d draw n hi s gu n t o mak e th e allege d ; assailan t dro p th e poo l cue , coul d di rec t hi s attentio n t o th e victim . A PE W NIGHT S LATER , polic e respondin g quickl y t o a repor t o f a figh t o n Duva l Stree t nea r Eato n receive d .thi s stor y , fro m th e participant s i n a scuffl e tha t di d no t hav e tim e t o escalat e int o a full-fledge d fight . A ma n walkin g o n th e sidewal k reported" l y calle d thre e me n i n a passin g va n "queers, " th e me n trie d t o ignor e th e pedestrian , th e pedestria n persisted , word s wer e exchanged , an d th e va n wa s parke d partwa y int o th e sidewalk . Abou t thi s poin t th e polic e arrive d an d I too k a pictur e o f the m separatin g th e oppon e'nts . • . ' • I SA W MOR E stree t harassmen t an d violenc e i n Januar y tha n I ha d eve r see n before , bu t tha t wa s partl y becaus e I wa s frequentl y downtow n lookin g fo r i t t o gathe r materia l fo r thi s article . Th e majorit y o f thos e I talke d t o regardin g violenc e sai d tha t ther e i s no t a n un usua l increas e i n violence , bu t onl y a n increas e i n th e reportin g an d genera l awarenes s o f violence . Stree t violenc e i s a ho t new s item , s o peopl e rea d abou t i t an d tal k abou t i t more , som e say . CIT Y COMMISSIONE R Alto n Weekle y said , "I t i s no t s o muc h tha t ther e i s a n in creas e i n violence , bu t ther e i s a n in creas e i n report s an d a n increasingl y voca l protes t agains t th e violence. " Weekley , a nativ e o f Ke y West , pointe d out , a s di d others , tha t whe n th e Nav y populatio n wa s greate r th e hig h schoo l boy s use d t o bea t u p sailor s fo r kicks . H e sai d tha t i t wa s har d t o tel l i f th e recen t wav e o f violenc e i s directe d specificall y agains t ga y people , wh o hav e bee n comin g t o Ke y Wes t i n greate r number s tha n eve r i n th e pas t fe w years . Bu t Weekle y admitted , "Th e ne w peopl e ten d t o b e th e victims , an d th e local s — generall y 17-2 1 yea r old s — ten d t o b e th e aggressors. " ELECTE D I N 197 7 t o th e Cit y Commis sion , hi s firs t publi c office , Weekle y • frequentl y ride s i n polic e vehicle s a t nigh t t o ge t a first-han d vie w o f polic e activit y an d problems . Ji m Camp , presiden t o f th e Ke y Wes t Busines s Guild , whic h i s mad e u p pre dominatel y o f ga y businessme n an d serve s i n effec t bu t unofficiall y a s th e mai n foru m fo r th e ga y communit y i n general , sai d tha t ther e i s a n increas e i n vio lence , bu t n o mor e tha n anywher e els e i n th e country . H e coul d no t sa y i f ther e wa s a n increas e i n violenc e directe d agains t ga y people . "Violenc e hit s gays, " h e said , "be caus e the y ten d t o b e ou t late r i n disco s an d nightclubs. " CAM P SAI D tha t ther e ma y b e a n in creas e i n report s o f violenc e sinc e th e Ke y Wes t Busines s Guil d bega n distribut in g printe d "inciden t reports " i n earl y January , encouragingvictim s o f violenc e continued on page 4 1 " . . . a tell-it-like-it-i s boo k tha t double s a s a guid e fo r tourist s an d a surviva l ki t fo r locals... " —Fit z McAden , Miam i Heral d Th e Las t Resor t " . . . th e mos t complet e guide boo k eve r publishe d abou t Ke y Wes t . . . th e authenti c loca l Baedeker . Eve n permanen t resident s wil l b e enlightene d b y th e detaile d informatio n . . . make s a perfec t gif t a s wel l a s a souvenir. " -Doroth y Raymer , Solari s Hil l NE W ". . .wel l conceive d an d well-crafted . Th e photograph y an d illustration s ar e excellent , an d th e prose , enchant ing . Th e author s ter m th e boo k ' a frien d an d a guide. ' I t i s thos e thing s an d much , muc h more . Tourist s an d native s alik e shoul d . ad d Las t Resor t t o thei r persona l libraries. " -Sa m Mackie , Ke y Wes t Citize n WEST ! Th e Ma p Th e Mos t Complet e Ol d Tow n Ma p From— ' Th e "supe r ©Id-fashione d bookstore " febmary, I • DISCOUN T BOOK S W e carr y a wid e variet y o f hardback s mos t o f the m discounte d fro m lis t price . Ou r paperbac k selectio n i s on e o f th e larges t i n town . • BOOKSWAP ™ Brin g i n you r use d paperback s an d we'l l giv e yo u credi t coupon s goo d o n an y boo k i n th e shop . • GIVE-A-BOO K Gif t certificate s redeemabl e a t hundred s o f bookstore s acros s th e country . • BOO K FINDER ™ Fas t specia l orde r acces s t o ove r on e millio n books . • GAME S Backgammon , chess , playin g cards , etc . . ' • MAI L ORDE R SERVIC E W e mai l al l ove r th e world . •CARD S W e hav e th e wides t selectio n o f fin e qualit y not e card s i n Ol d Town . Als o uniqu e pos t cards, , calendar s an d stationery . 5326 FLEMIN G ST . ON E BLOC K Of f DUVA L St . a J4Z Z wnm.^.„„—-— — • • •»,„••• , ~—__».••—••— • .^-— — • • — • " -— • • — — — — * ^ H BK W K2K WZS L Cruis e a coo l cours e t o a soun d port . Captai n Hornblower' s come s t o Ke y Wes t wit h Key-not e entertainment . "Jaz z great , Dav e McKenna , wil l b e docke d a t Hornblower' s throughou t th e mont h o f Februar y fo r you r firs t soun d experience . Pianist , McKenna , ha s recorde d fo r AB C Paramoun t an d Epi c Records . H e ha s pldye d wit h jaz z giant s Zoo t Sims , Jo e Venuti , Bobb y Hacke t an d othe r v headliners . McKenn a lead s th e lo g o f Hornblower' s heavie s — featurin g "Jazz ' Greatest " throughou t th e year . Dann y "Captai n Hornblower " Knowles , you r Key-notable , blow s trumpe t an d Flugelhorn . Han k & Jud y Aldridge , ver y wel l know n i n th e Keys , presen t a "Dow n Hom e Hello " a s Hornblower' s Hos t an d Hostess . They'v e bee n workin g club s i n th e Key s fo r ove r 1 5 years . Food ? Yo u be t you r overbite ! Nativ e Ke y Wes t cookin g — Conc h Chowder , Conc h Salad , Groupe r Salad , to p th e men u a t th e "Hom e ofthePinaColada. " So , loose n you r bel t len d a listenin g ea r t o Captai n Hornblower' s ne w Key-not e sound s sound s tha t bea t you r hear t mellow . Location : 30 0 Fron t St. , Ke y Wes t (acros s fro m Ma i lor y Squar e an d Ke y Wes t Ar t Center . Formerly , L a Bris a Cafe. ) Cal l 294-9153 ,

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2 8 20 8 DIPV^ L S X CUSTO M SANDAL S MAD E I N ON E DA Y PHOT O QUI Z photo s b y Richar d Mars h Th e firs t perso n t o correctl y identif y al l te n o f thes e photo s wil l wi n $25 . Identificatio n mus t b e specific ; tha t is , nam e o r addres s o f buildin g o r intersectio n neares t t o th e ob jec t pictured , o r a n otherwis e definit e descriptio n o f th e ob jec t an d wher e it . i s located . Al l o f thes e object s ar e i n th e Ol d Tow n are a an d ca n b e see n (an d wer e photographed) o n o r fro m publi c property . Al l entrie s mus t b e maile d to : . PHOT O QUI Z . ' Solares Hill 82 1 Duva l St. • Ke y West , F L 3304 0 Th e winne r wil l be.th e entr y wit h th e earlies t postmar k havin g al l te n photo s correctl y identified . I n cas e o f a tie , a drawin g wil l b e hel d t o determin e th e winner . Solares Bill staf f member s an d thei r familie s ar e no t eligible . ISLAN D IMPORTE D CAR S 197 8 DATSUN 280Z a o uniqu e boutiqu e Designe r Clothe s Scot t Barry . Will ! Smith . Caro l Hor n Mart a Salvador ! a t Ke y Wes t Prices ! ORIGINA L SILK S GENUIN E VICTORIA N ANTIQU E CLOTHE S COMPLET E LIN E O F DANSKI N ACCESSORIE S 11 1 duva l st . ph . 294-592 9 ope n 7 day s 10:30-9:3 0 2 9 «AOA« j $>^J>Ji9J>jiJ>J>. '&&&J NO W OPE N 8 A M T O 1 2 MIDNIGH T DAIL Y BREAKFAS T 8-1 1 A M WEEKDAYS ; 8-NOO N SUNDA Y BEER , WINE , & COCKTAIL S NO W AVAILABL E 31 0 Fron t St. , Ke y West , Florid a D Ph . 294-204 2 LAST MONTH'S PHOTO QUIZ The winner of the January Photo Quiz was J.B. Johnson. Here are the answers:, 1) Bell at Oldest Schoolhouse, now Knight Realty, at Duval and Eaton . • 2) Lamp at Main Post Office on Simonton 3) Gate next to J&J Steak Bouse on Duval near Southard 4) Campbell Building, now. Cross Animal Clinic, 617 Fleming 5) 916 Windsor Lane -visible from Windsor Lane and Truman 6) Stone fruit pots in front of 534 Eaton 7) Lopez Wholesale Liquors, 207 Duval 8) Gingerbread on house at 1020 Southard 9) Monroe County Public Library, 700 Fleming 10) Face carved in stone fence on Windsor Lane at Truman, across from Catholic church • collectible s • nostalgi a • clothin g 53 3 duva l ope n 1 0 a m 6 p m ph . 294-819 0 NO T JUS T A GROCERY.. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 52 2 Flemin g St . • Ph . 296-566 3 Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t 8 am6 p m Sunday s TH E 7*|8.i | Fo r eleganc e withou t extravaganc e ; * QUEEN' S TflBL E THRE E MEAL S DAIL Y 7 DAY S A WEE K BREAKFAS T ;•;,.';.• : 7 a.m . t o 11:30a.m . v :' ; ; :; ; V . I / LUNC H • •'.••• : : -;i Noo n t o 2:1 5 p.m . : :""' : h;, ; '.. " ••••; • DINE R • : . '•". • ',.. v ; 5:3 0 p.m . t o 11:0 0 p.m . Min k k y Jo t low « evenlng i fo r yo»t dinin g pttasw * Cocktail s i n th e popula r 1 WES T INDIE S LOUNG E ' Noo n 'ti l 2 a.m . V A T TH E SANT A MARI A MOTf L (305 ] 2W-567 8 ) 140 1 SIMONTO N S T KE V WEST , FIORID A

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3 0 franee s Si prwufiuaad f t o mis s Jai l Disgrac e b y Kathlee n Hargreave s TH E FUL L MOO N SALOO N AN D LUNC H ROO M MCO M TO 3 A. M T T o H N O HEL P I N SIGH T FO R MONRO E COUNT Y JAI L STAT E INSPECTOR S sa y th e Sherif f o f Monro e Count y i s operatin g a n illega l jail . Prisoner s clai m tha t cel l disturb ance s ove r sub-standar d facilitie s ar e th e onl y way s t o direc t attentio n t o thei r problems . Sherif f Willia m "Billy " Freema n maintain s h e i s powerles s t o correc t th e situation . Th e Boar d o f Count y Commissioner s insis t tha t thei r coffer s ar e empty , an d overburdene d Mon ro e Count y taxpayer s ey e -California' s Propositio n 1 3 wit h th e curiosit y o f eage r converts . Th e onl y peopl e with ou t stron g opinion s o n th e subjec t ar e thos e wh o haven' t hear d abou t it . Rea d on . A t issu e i s a comple x an d inter-re late d cluste r o f prisone r grievance s tha t include s overcrowde d cells , length y pre-tria l incarceration , a lac k o f exer cis e o r recreationa l facilitie s an d under traine d o r understaffe d medical , jai l an d lega l advisor y personnel . Th e surfac e controvers y involve s facilitie s a t th e 1 5 yea r ol d Monro e Count y Jail . Les s apparen t bu t jus t a s volatil e i s th e questio n o f potentia l federa l o r stat e lawsuits , operatin g budget s an d th e possibl e transitio n o f jai l caretake r responsibilitie s fro m th e des k o f th e Sherif f t o tha t o f th e Com missioners . MULTIPL E PROBLEM S "TH E CONDITION S at thi s jai l hav e bee n goin g o n fo r years , an d they'r e graduall y gettin g worse, " Sherif f Free ma n explained . "Ther e ar e a numbe r o f majo r problem s here : undersize d staff , slo w processin g o f inmate s t o tria l o r stat e penitentiaries , inadequat e medica l facilitie s an d th e lac k o f an y prisone r exercis e area . Som e o f thes e problem s exten d beyon d th e are a o f huma n right s an d no w involv e infraction s o f stat e o r federa l laws. " ACCORDIN G T O FREEMAN , th e day-to-da y responsibilit y o f operatin g a jail 1 ha s falle n traditionall y unde r th e jurisdic tio n o f th e Sheriff , a custo m whic h date s bac k t o Englis h commo n law . Free ma n sai d tha t althoug h th e Sherif f mus t maintai n custodia l security , hir e staf f an d assum e responsibilit y fo r th e acqui sitio n o f institutiona l supplies , th e actua l fundin g fo r th e operation s of ' th e Count y Jai l come s unde r th e jurisdiction . o f th e Boar d o f Count y Commissioners . "Accordin g t o th e law , th e Commis sioner s provid e fo r th e jai l facilitie s an d fun d it . I hav e n o authorit y t o secur e monies . I ca n onl y mak e request s an d recommendation s t o th e Commissioners . Tha t I'v e don e i n m y 197 7 an d 197 8 bud gets . Th e Commission' s respons e wa s a resolutio n sayin g the y woul d no t con side r .request s from , anyon e fo r an y extr a money, " Freema n explaine d i n respons e t o growin g publicit y abou t th e conditio n a t th e jail . PRISONE R ATTITUDE S . UNDERLININ G HI S curren t problem s i s th e Januar y 1 5 toile t floodin g demon stratio n b y th e inmates , whic h sen t ankle-dee p wate r throughou t th e secon d floo r cellblock s an d dow n int o th e groun d floo r office s o f th e Sheriff' s Department . Tha t disturbanc e a s wel l a s earlie r one s ar e considere d "prett y goo d becaus e no w mayb e they'l l d o somethin g abou t th e jail, " accordin g t o on e prisoner . Actin g a s spokesma n fo r cellbloc k 2 , anothe r inmat e said , " I don' t particular l y g o alon g wit h th e destructio n o f prop erty , bu t i f that' s th e onl y wa y anyon e wil l liste n t o us , the n that' s wha t we'l l do . I t seem s th e onl y wa y t o ge t atten tio n aroun d her e i s t o mak e a fuss. " OVERCROWDE D TH E JAIL , designe d t o hol d a maximu m o f 8 6 prisoners , average s anywher e fro m 9 5 t o 11 5 person s o n a n averag e day . Divide d int o fou r long , hallway-lik e section s approximatel y 1 5 fee t wid e b y 8 0 t o 1 0 0 fee t long , eac h cellbloc k con tain s approximatel y 2 2 prisoners . Tw o othe r section s hous e wome n prisoner s "an d trustees . Sheriff' s Deput y "Fritz " Frederic k discussed , jai l condition s a s h e see s them . "Som e day s ar e wors e tha n others . I'v e see n guy s stuffe d i n thes e cell s lik e sardines . It' s bad . Durin g th e flood , everyon e wa s i n thei r rack s (beds ) , an d becaus e ther e jus t aren' t enoug h bed s fo r everyone , som e o f th e guy s ha d t o la y o n th e floo r durin g al l tha t mess . W e onl y ha d on e ma n o n dut y tha t night . There' s onl y s o muc h on e ma n ca n do , an d h e ha d hi s hand s ful l fo r a while . "I'v e go t t o sta y downstair s mos t o f th e time , bu t I tr y t o ge t u p her e at leas t thre e o r fou r time s a shift . Th e guy s ar e alway s askin g m e whe n they ' r e gettin g out . The y as k abou t thei r cases . I'v e see n guy s her e fiv e o r si x months , an d they'v e onl y see n thei r attorne y onc e o r twice. Som e don' t eve n kno w wha t they'r e charge d with . Other s can' t remembe r o r wer e neve r tol d what thei r bon d is . Loo k a t th e walls . I'v e bee n tryin g fo r fiv e year s t o ge t a•littl e pain t fo r th e place . I' m stil l trying. " UNDERSTAFFE D TH E UNDERSTAFFIN G a t th e jai l o n th e nigh t o f th e floo d i s no t unusual . Al thoug h th e stat e recommend s on e jaile r fo r ever y te n prisoners , Freema n contend s tha t hi s presen t budge t make s tha t guide lin e unattainable . "On e jaile r fo r 9 5 prisoners, " Freema n said . "Th e stat e say s on e jaile r fo r ever y 1 5 inmate s i s tolerable . Tha t mean s w e nee d additiona l fund s fo r fiv e o r si x mor e jailer s jus t t o brin g u s i n lin e o n thi s singl e criticism . An d that' s onl y on e o f ou r problems . Righ t no w we'v e go t a jaile r dispensin g medi cine . Th e stat e say s that' s a no-no . "Anothe r complain t involve s wome n prisoners . I hav e on e matro n o n staff . Th e stat e require s 'roun d th e cloc k matron s fo r ou r jfemal e prisoners . An d rightfull y so . There' s alway s a possibl e dange r whe n mal e jailer s hav e t o ente r women' s cells . Thes e wome n ar e totall y unattende d fo r tw o ou t o f thre e shift s a day . I'v e requeste d tha t th e Commis sio n giv e u s fund s fo r thre e mor e mat rons , bu t thei r answe r i s th e sam e — n o money, " Freema n said . N O FUND S TH E SHERIF F contend s tha t hi s depart men t i s doin g a s muc h a s possibl e wit h th e mone y available . Sinc e Freema n as sume d offic e i n January , 1977 , hi s bud ge t ha s increase d a quarte r o f a millio n dollar s — approximatel y 1 4 pe r cen t o f hi s tota l operatin g pool . Tw o officer s hav e bee n adde d t o th e staff . Bu t ac cordin g t o th e Sheriff , th e majo r par t o f tha t increase d budge t ha s bee n eate n awa y b y inflation , automobil e insurance , raise s an d gasoline . Expenditure s fo r aut o insuranc e alon e exceed s $100,00 0 pe r year , accordin g t o Freeman . H e sai d tha t th e increase s t o hi s budge t ar e a fa r cr y fro m hi s origina l reques t fo r a n additiona l $1,300,000 . POTENTIA L LAWSUIT S A FORME R MEMBE R o f th e Florid a legis latur e an d a pas t Count y Commissioner , th e Sherif f admit s he' s i n a positio n t o se e bot h side s o f th e coin . " I realiz e th e Commissio n ha s prob lems, " h e said . "The y sa y there' s n o mone y an d tha t th e taxpayer s nee d relief . That' s fine . Bu t I' m sittin g her e i n a wors e conditio n tha n I wa s whe n I cam e int o office , an d tha t proble m i s on e that' s no t goin g t o g o awa y o n it s own . "Ther e ar e stat e law s an d regulation s an d federa l cour t decision s tha t sa y what' s happenin g her e shouldn' t b e hap pening . Today' s prisoner s ar e smarter . Unfortunately , som e o f thos e peopl e up stair s hav e bee n i n othe r jail s — som e i n federa l jails . Thei r complaint s in volv e lega l infractions , an d on e da y on e o f the m i s goin g t o si t dow n wit h hi s attorne y an d tak e th e matte r int o federa l court . I' m no t a n advocat e o f priso n reform . Al l I wan t t o d o i s pu t thi s jai l i n reasonabl e complianc e wit h federa l an d stat e law s befor e there' s a lawsuit . Becaus e i f tha t eve r doe s happen , an d th e judg e issue s a n orde r t o ru n thi s jai l accordin g t o stat e law , it' s goin g t o b e te n time s a s expensiv e t o d o i t then . An d i f th e Commissioner s don' t d o i t then , they'l l b e th e fellow s complainin g abou t condition s upstairs , becaus e they'l l b e th e one s u p there. " N O ALTERNATIV E FREEMA N BELIEVE S hi s repeate d an d un successfu l bout s wit h th e Count y Commis sioner s leave s hi m littl e recourse . O n Januar y 22 , h e me t wit h Stat e Senator s Richar d Anderson , Bo b McKnight , an d Verno n Hollowa y an d Representativ e Jo e Allen , Jr. , member s of,th e loca l legis lativ e delegation , an d propose d legisla tio n tha t woul d tur n th e operatio n o f Commissioners . Freema n cite s precedent s i n a numbe r o f Florid a counties , includ in g thos e servicin g Miam i an d Orlando , wher e correctiona l institution s ar e ru n b y th e Boar d o f Count y Commissioners . "Yo u don' t nee d a la w enforcemen t agenc y t o ru n a jail, " h e said . "It' s lik e an y othe r institution , wit h th e adde d elemen t o f security . Florida' s Highwa y Patro l an d Marin e Patro l don' t ru n thei r ow n jail . That' s handle d b y th e Stat e Departmen t o f Offende r Rehabili tation . I sugges t tha t th e Commissio n tak e bac k th e mone y offere d m e i n m y budge t an d tr y t o operat e th e jai l o n it . I'v e trie d everythin g else ; no w I'l l tr y thi s approach, " Freema n said . HOLDING-TH E 'LIN E TH E SHERIFF' S SUGGESTIO N me t wit h littl e enthusiasm . Whe n contacte d fo r comment , Count y Commissione r Cur t Blai r sai d h e believe s tha t th e Sherif f i s th e "logica l perso n t o operat e th e jail . W e don' t min d assumin g a n albatros s lik e th e jai l i f i t mad e an y sense . But i n m y opinion , th e operatio n o f th e Count y Jai l i s — an d shoul d b e — th e responsi bilit y o f th e Sheriff. " Blai r als o sai d tha t th e restriction s place d o n th e Sherif f ar e n o differen t fro m thos e placed_o n an y othe r officia l operatin g a count y budget . "W e hav e t o hol d th e lin e somewhere . A t thi s point , it' s .necessar y t o withhol d fund s fo r hi s specia l request s involvin g recreationa l facilities , additiona l jailer s an d othe r relate d staff . " I don' t thin k there' s an y questio n whethe r th e Commissio n realize s there' s a proble m a t th e jail . W e sympathiz e wit h th e Sheriff . Bu t it' s mor e 'involve d tha n that . Befor e w e d o anything > w e hav e t o locat e th e funds . We.als o hay e t o decid e ho w muc h tim e an d ho w muc h mone y w e shoul d inves t i n a n obsolet e facility . Clearly , th e jai l i s over utilized . Bu t th e Sheriff' s budge t re quest s ar e inconsisten t wit h ou r reques t t o hol d th e lin e o n spending . Th e onl y optio n presentl y ope n t o th e Commissio n an d th e Sherif f is ' t o mak e us e o f limite d mone y reserve s a t th e disposa l o f th e Commission. " CAUTIONIN G THA T h e spok e onl y fo r himsel f o n th e issue , Blai r sai d ther e wer e tw o mai n problem s a t th e jail : th e Commission' s unwillingnes s t o re spon d t o "blackmai l b y th e prisoners " an d th e actua l conditio n a t th e jail . Blai r als o expresse d concer n ove r Freeman' s statemen t tha t th e condition s a t th e jai l coul d lea d t o lawsuits . "That' s th e las t thin g w e wan t t o pu t int o people' s heads . I don' t thin k there' s an y questio n abou t whethe r o r no t th e Commissio n want s t o operat e a n illega l jail . O f cours e w e don't . Bu t o n th e othe r han d I don' t thin k w e nee d t o b e al l tha t concerne d ove r whethe r th e stat e i s goin g t o shu t i t dow n fo r violations . A s lon g a s w e demonstrat e goo d fait h t o the m i n tryin g t o ge t th e facilitie s bac k int o shape , I thin k they'1 1 understan d tha t i t take s tim e an d mone y t o alleviat e th e problem, " h e concluded . VIKING QUEE N CRUISE S

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3 2 3 3 HOURS : 6:3 0 A M t o 10:0 0 P M Countr y Breakfas t Sala d Boa t Steak s • Seafoo d Famil y Price s We Coffee isbaokl DAY S IWW @ The Place To Stay at the end of the day 8 0 Mote l Room s • 3 5 Apartment s Toll-fre e [80O J 24^919^ 1 385 2 N . Roosevel t Blvd . Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 a sunglas s emporiu m 134duvalst . 294-032 9 Th e larges t selectio n o f sunglasse s i n th e Florid a Key s PARADOXICALLY , it' s tim e an d mone y tha t ar e responsibl e fo r a t leas t on e specifi c complain t b y bot h th e Sherif f an d th e prisoners . A n increasin g numbe r o f arrest s i n Monro e Count y i s creatin g a tremendou s backlo g o f cour t cases . I n man y instances , prisoner s ar e force d t o wai t as . lon g a s seve n o r eigh t month s befor e thei r cas e some s u p fo r trial . Althoug h Unite d Stat e jurisprudenc e state s tha t a ma n i s innocen t unti l prove n otherwise , th e Monro e Count y Jai l i s fille d wit h theoreticall y innocen t peopl e wh o ar e waitin g th e bette r par t o f a yea r t o prov e it . Othe r prisoner s remai n i n jai l awaitin g tria l becaus e the y aren' t affluen t enoug h t o pos t bond . N O RECREATIO N ACCORDIN G T O Sherif f Freema n an d hi s deputies , constan t confinemen t breed s tension s tha t manifes t themselve s i n cellbloc k fights , strike s an d incident s suc h a s flooding , whic h ar e injuriou s t o bot h peopl e an d property . "Yo u shoul d se e thos e guy s upstairs . They'r e whit e a s sheets . The y si t i n thos e cage s fo r month s a t a tim e — n o sunlight , n o fres h air , n o exercise . T o m e it' s wha t breed s al l thes e interna l problems . I'v e suggeste d t o th e Commis sio n tha t immediat e hel p woul d com e i f the y gav e m e fund s fo r tw o mor e jailers , mad e th e wall s behin d th e jai l secure , an d allowe d u s t o tak e a cellbloc k a t a tim e outsid e s o the y coul d a t leas t wal k aroun d an d reliev e som e o f thei r physica l tensions . That , too , wa s denied, " Free ma n said . Th e Sherif f adde d tha t h e ha s als o in vestigate d othe r alternative s suc h a s usin g th e ol d nav y bri g behin d th e jai l fo r exces s prisoners . Bu t becaus e th e structur e i s wooden , stat e la w prohibit s eve n temporar y housin g o f prisoner s there . "W e acquire d th e forme r juvenil e de tentio n hom e o n Stoc k Islan d abou t a yea r ago . Tha t plac e i s fin e fo r minimu m securit y inmates , bu t it' s to o small . I t onl y hold s 2 5 prisoners , an d it' s fille d t o capacit y a t al l times, " h e explained . N O T O CET A WHE N ASKE D whethe r CET A employee s migh t provid e immediat e manpjowej : jre source s t o th e jail , Freema n replied , "There' s a coupl e o f problem s wit h CETA . First , there' s security . We'v e go t t o mak e sur e tha t anyon e wh o handle s prison er s i s ver y responsible . Somebody' s go t t o wal k the m downstair s an d watc h them . Otherwis e the y won' t com e back . An d i f the y don' t com e bac k o r the y caus e injur y t o th e citizen s o f Ke y West , I' m responsible . "Anothe r proble m i s tha t CET A i s onl y goo d fo r on e year . W e can' t affor d t o trai n CET A peopl e fo r a yea r an d the n tur n aroun d an d hir e anothe r one . CET A i s fo r training , no t fo r la w enforcement . CET A woul d b e excellen t shoul d w e eve r renovat e th e building . The y coul d b e traine d a s carpenters , bricklayers.. . bu t no t a s la w enforcemen t personnel . CET A shouldn' t eve n b e considere d i n thi s circumstance . We'v e go t t o b e ver y carefu l wh o work s wit h prisoners. " Despit e thei r man y difference s o f opinion , bot h Sherif f Freema n an d th e Board 1 o f Count y Commissioner s agre e i n principl e o n on e point . Unti l th e im prope r condition s a t th e jai l ar e cor rected , th e problem s wil l neve r reall y disappear . WHEN YOU HAVE a jail as bad as the Monroe County jail; all the excuses for not fixing it beaome invalid. Whether theexause is laok of money, laak of jail staff, unwillingness to respond to "blackmail by the prisoners^ " in short* whatever it is that should be done must be done to remedy the oruel and inhuman treatment .we/ the citizens of Monroe County* are meting out to the prisoner s in the jail. The most important item on the prisoners' complaint list is 'the need to get some sunshine. There is already a yard. What we need is funding to make the walls behind the jail secure and two guards to oversee these men and women as they get some exercise. This ia an emergency situation of the first order* and it is disgraceful that -itis not being met. No excuses are sufficient to deny someone sunlight for months on end. W.H. m PICTUR E SIHC W "Muc h mor e movin g an d amusin g tha n i i i s outrageous . Ttiedfalogu e i s Ires h an d spirited , witt y an d lifelike." . •'Energetic , vilal , ra w an d important . It' s s o uncorrupte d b y Hollywoo d cliche s tha t I I make s yo u wonde r t t thi s I s wher e th e futur e o f th e featur e fil m lies. " PHON E 294362 6 FEBRUAR Y €2 € DUVA L Ttjp 'AlptjaOmega Qonijection b y Hele n R . Chapma n RECENTL Y A MA N name d Zitser , wh o i s consume r counse l fo r th e stat e o f Con necticut , complaine d tha t alphabetica l listin g o f name s i n th e telephon e di rector y i s unfair , particularl y i n th e yello w page s wher e a potentia l clien t incline s t o pic k the ' firs t nam e h e come s across . I sympathiz e wholeheartedl y wit h Mr . Zitser' s livin g al l hi s lif e a t th e en d o f th e alphabet . Bein g nea r th e beginnin g i s n o grea t shake s either , Mr . Zitser . Al l throug h gramma r schoo l I suffered . Ou r classe s wer e arrange d laterall y i n alphabetica l order , an d I wa s neve r seate d furthe r bac k tha n th e secon d row . T o ad d t o m y miser y wa s a weed-lik e developmen t tha t resulte d i n m y bein g th e talles t i n m y clas s righ t throug h th e nint h grade . Eve n sittin g down , I wa s th e tallest , an d it' s impossibl e t o b e invisibl e i n th e secon d ro w whe n you r hea d stick s u p fou r inche s abov e th e kid s behin d you . I t wasn' t tha t I didn' t hav e read y an swer s fo r th e teacher' s questions ; th e proble m la y i n m y extrem e shyness , an d I dreade d bein g calle d on . Bu t ther e I was , lette r C . secon d row , wishin g I coul d mak e lik e Lamon t Cranston . I PRAYE D FO R a nam e lik e Zitser , late r on . I t stick s i n people' s minds . ( A bo y I wen t t o hig h schoo l wit h ha d th e surnam e o f Lipschitz . Hi s famil y change d i t t o Lipscolm , an d nobod y coul d eve r remembe r it. ) An d it' s eas y t o fin d i n th e directory . I f I wan t t o loo k u p someon e name d Rogers , I stil l hav e t o elemenope e t o remembe r wher e R comes . Bu t wit h Zitser , I simpl y be gi n at th e en d an d fin d i t i n n o time . Mr . Zitser' s suggestio n fo r removin g this-inequit y i s t o scrambl e o r revers e th e orde r o f listing s ever y othe r year . Sure . Jus t tak e al l thos e compute r cards , tos s the m u p i n th e air , an d howeve r the y fall , that' s th e listin g fo r tha t year . I don' t thin k th e tele phon e compan y woul d g o alon g wit h an y pla n s o anarchic . Scramble d phon e book s woul d certainl y foo l th e enemy , excep t tha t we'v e al l me t th e enemy , an d it' s us . TURKE Y HA D TH E righ t ide a (an d I un derstan d Icelan d stil l does ) whe n the y liste d telephone s b y firs t name . I don' t kno w i f thi s i s stil l th e procedur e .there , bu t i t wa s twenty-thre e year s ag o whe n I live d i n Turkey . Mustaf a Kema l mad e th e us e o f surname s mandator y bac k aroun d 1930 , bu t i t too k a whil e t o catc h on . Th e firs t nam e listin g wa s no t as 1 confusin g a s i t sounds , becaus e th e stree t addres s wa s all-telling . Al i th e carpente r woul d no t b e livin g i n th e sam e distric t a s Al i th e attorney . FIRS T NAME S ar e importan t ove r there . Whe n I firs t arrive d an d checke d int o a hotel , I wa s aske d fo r m y father' s firs t name . Thi s reall y gav e m e a tur n sinc e I wa s the n marrie d an d ha d a differen t nam e fro m ray father's . Als o m y fathe r wa s deceased . I learne d tha t thi s wa s a furthe r for m o f identification , needed , I suppose , i n cas e I o.d.' d o n raki . I shal l neve r know , however, ' • ho w the y coul d hav e identifie d m e throug h m y father' s firs t name . There' s a n ide a fo r th e phon e book , thoug h — firs t nam e listings . Friend lier , too . An d wh o eve r remember s any one' s las t name ? I f Mr . Zitser 1 s firs t nam e i s Aaron , he' s go t i t made . He'l l b e th e busies t lawye r in'Connecticut . JUS T A S THER E AR E thousand s o f Ali s i n Turkey , ther e ar e a s man y John s i n thi s country . Bu t unfortunatel y w e can' t rel y o n th e stree t addres s t o hel p u s \ ver y much . Wit h ou r economi c structur e (o r stricture , a s th e cas e ma y be) , Joh n th e carpente r no t onl y live s i n th e sam e distric t a s Joh n th e physic s professor , bu t probabl y nex t doo r an d makin g mor e money . We ' r e stuc k wit h th e AZ o.rde r o f things . S o girls , b e carefu l who m yo u marry . You r children' s telephon e list in g ma y affec t thei r whol e future . gj l OU T ISLAN D SEAFOO D Fo r Fres h Shrim p "Fres h fro m th e boat! " AN D ROC K SHRIMP * LOBSTER * FISH * OYSTERS * STON E CRA B LOCATE D RIGH T BEHIN D TH E KE Y WES T KENNE L CLU B O N SHRIM P ROAD , STOC K ISLAND . H. ROOSEVEL T BRIDG E S . ROOSEVEL T Shrim p Roa d — Stoc k Islan d W E PAC K AND , SHI P ANYWHERE ! 294-248 8 o r 294-153 3 Th e Ke y Wes t Player s .'"TH E VHDOO R SPORT " B y Jac k Perr y Directe d b y Jac k Clark e A Comed y Feb . 86-Marel i 3 Bo x Offic e Ope n Feb . 5 Curtai n 8:3 0 Waterfron t Playtouse , Mallor y Squar e Admissio n 33.0 0 Frida y & Saturda y 88.5 0 Seaso n Subscriptio n 812.0 0 Bo x Offic e Ope n 1 1 ar a t o 4 p m Dail y excep t Sunda y Telephon e 294-501 6 Tennesse e Williams ' WESIRE open s Feb . 8 a t th e ®ii,bfel & SYIU T T iftATi * PERFORMANCE S 8--3Op m MONDA Y THR U THURSDA Y cal l 294-500 1 BO X OFFIC E 509DUVA L

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3 4 Bigges t selectio n an d bes t price s o f 14K , 18K , ah 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 or 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 Keys.. . a r 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 stunning . 24 K rea l gol d fro m Thailan d i s "investmen t jewelry " ye t cost s les s tha n wha t yo u migh t pa y fo r 18 K elsewhere . Al l wor k i s don e o n th e premise s an d i n mos t case s I ca n giv e yo u same-da y service . Al l chain s ca n b e custom-cu t t o bracelet , necklac e o r ankle t lengt h .. . o r size d fo r whereve r yo u migh t wan t t o wea r them . 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 • lapidar u custo m toorl t nci i jeffcr u goldber g jctoclr u repai r 208a duba l snee r kc u tticst, florid a w o NURSER Y ^ . *ri tor j n j jt DAPHN E BETTLE' S NURSER Y PROPOSE S U S NE W YEAR' S RESOLUTION : Due to the tremendous response to our 25% off sale, we have lowered all our prices 25 % permanently! Our policy is to bring you superb quality plants and birds at reasonable prices. 197 9 SCHEDUL E O F EVENT S • JANUAR Y 2 4 FEBRUAR Y 2 5 AR T EXHIBITIO N 9:3 0 a.m . t o 5 p.m . East Martell o Ar t Galler y an d Museum . Watercolor s b y Sta n Shar p an d Millar d Wells . Oil s b y R . Cla y Kent . Sponsore d b y Ke y Wes t Art S Historica l Society . ' JANUAR Y 3, 0 FEBRUAR Y 3 TH E GLAS S MENAGERI E • Curtai n tim e 8:3 0 p.m . Presente d b y th e Tennesse e William s Repertor y Com pan y a t th e Sa n Carlo s Oper a House , 51 6 Duva l Street . Ticket s ari d informatio n a t Sa n Carlo s Bo x Offic e o r b y phonin g 296-9611 . FEBRUAR Y 3,4, 5 SIDEWAL K AR T FESTIVA L 9:0 0 a.m . t o 5 p.m . Mallor y Square. 1 Sponsore d b y Ke y Wes t Ar t Center . FEBRUAR Y 3 PANCAK E BREAKFAS T 7:0 0 a.m . to'11:0 0 a.m . Com munit y Center , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Hi-Noo n Lion s Club . • • . . FEBRUAR Y 3 CUBA N SANDWICHE S 10:0 0 a.m . t o 2:0 0 p.m . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Laureat e Delt a Sorority . FEBRUAR Y 3 LITTL E MIS S OL D ISLAN D DAY S BEAUT Y PAGEAN T Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l Auditorium . Preliminarie s star t 1:0 0 p.m . Final s 7:3 0 p.m . FEBRUAR Y 3 MONT E CARL O NIGH T 8:0 0 p.m . t o ? Communit y Cen ter , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Chapte r 33 , Disable d America n Veterans . FEBRUAR Y 4 CUBA N SANDWICHE S 11:0 0 t o 3:0 0 p.m . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square. . Sponsore d b y Ke y Wes t Officers ' Wive s Club . FEBRUAR Y 4 OL D ISLAN D VA N SHO W 2:0 0 p.m . t o 5:0 0 p.m . Sears tow n Parkin g Lot . Publi c i s invite d t o vot e fo r troph y awards . Sponsore d b y Florid a Key s Va n Club . FEBRUAR Y 9 , 1 0 HOUS E TOUR S 10:0 0 a.m . t o 4:0 0 p.m . Ticket s a t Hospitalit y House , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Ol d Islan d Restoratio n Foundation . CARRIAG E TOUR S O F OL D KE Y WES T \A/ e h£»v e i t all ! Surtiptuou s recipe s fror n th e cpntinent / a tropida l waterfron t atmospher e wit h musi c t o match , an d you r ow n privat e yiev v o f th e famou s islan d sunsets. A t -I , •I , Fre e Parkin g Nearb y Traine d Guide s 45-Minut e Tour s 9 A M t o Dar k N o Appointment s Necessar y Severa l Carriage s Operatin g Rates : $4.00/Adul t $2.00/Childre n unde r 1 2 Ou r tour s originat e an d terminat e fro m th e Presidentia l Gate s a t Carolin e an d Whitehea d Streets . T o ge t ther e tak e Duva l o r White hea d Stree t northbound . Fro m Duva l Stree t mak e a lef t o n Caroline . HORS E & MUL E DRAW N CARRIAG E TOUR S O F OL D KE Y WEST . Palmett o Carriag e Work s Ke y West , Florid a FEBRUAR Y 1 0 SCOUTIN G IS.. . Scou t Show . 10:0 0 a.m . t o 5:0 0 p.m . Communit y Center , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Buccanee r Dis trict , Bo y Scout s o f America . FEBRUAR Y 1 0 KE Y WES T DELICACIE S 11:0 0 a.m . t o 3:0 0 p.m . Blac k Bea n Soup , Cuba n Bread , Bake d Goods . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Rainbo w Girls . FEBRUAR Y 1 1 OL D ISLAN D DAY S RALLY E Se e Histori c Ke y West . Start s 2:0 0 p.m . Neisner' s Parkin g Lot , Roosevel t Blvd . Regi stratio n 12:0 0 Noon , Nomina l Fee . Sponsore d b y Ecuri e Vitess e Sport s Ca r Club . FEBRUAR Y 14-1 8 ANTIQU E SHO W 11:0 0 a.m . t o 5:0 0 p.m . munit y Center , Mallor y Square . Com FEBRUAR Y 1 6 PICADILL O LUNCHEO N 12:0 0 t o 2:0 0 p.m . St . Paul' s Episcopa l Church , Duva l an d Eato n Streets . Sponsore d b y Episco pa l Churc h Women . FEBRUAR Y 1 7 CONC H CRITTER S -"11:0 0 a.m . t o 2:0 0 p.m . Conc h Chowde ] Conc h Fritters , Ke y Lim e Pie . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Easte r Sea l Societ y fo r Cripple d Childre n an d Adult s o f Monro e County . FEBRUAR Y 1 7 TROPICAL.LUNCHEO N 12:0 0 t o 3:0 0 p.m . 31 9 Duva l Street . Fo r reservations ' cal l Annic e Curr y 296-5084 , o r Elen a Albur y 296-6847 . Sponsore d b y Ke y Wes t Women' s Club . FEBRUAR Y 1 8 CHILDREN' S FAI R 11:0 0 a.m . t o 4:0 0 p.m . Exhib i its , Handicrafts , an d Food . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square . ' Sponsore d b y Children 1 s Schoo l o f Ke y West , Inc . FEBRUAR Y 1 8 ROYA L LIPPIZA N STALLION S O F AUSTRI A Tw o perform ance s 2:3 0 p.m . an d 8:0 0 p.m . Ke y Wes t Hig h Schoo l Stadium . Reserve d seat s fo r ticke t informatio n cal l Ke y Wes t Hig h School.294-5212 . FEBRUAR Y 2 6 MARC H 3 "TH E INDOO R SPORT " Comedy . Waterfron t Playhouse , Mallor y Square . Curtai n tim e 8:3 0 p.m . Bo x offic e ope n 11:0 0 a.m . t o 4:0 0 p.m . Februar y 5 . Telephon e 294-5015 . FEBRUAR Y 20-2 4 "SUDDENL Y LAS T SUMMER " Curtai n tim e 8:3 0 p.m . Presente d b y th e Tennesse e William s Repertor y Compan y a t th e Sa n Carlos . Oper a House , 51 6 Duva l Street . Ticket s an d infor matio n a t Sa n Carlo s Bo x Offic e o r b y phonin g 296-9611 . FEBRUAR Y 22,2 3 WRECKER' S AUCTIO N Viewin g 7:0 0 p.m . Auctio n 8:0 0 p.m . NCC S Hall , Duva l an d Virgini a Street . Sponsore d b y Human e Society . FEBRUAR Y 23,2 4 HOUS E TOUR S 10:0 0 a.m . t o 4:0 0 p.m . Ticket s a t Hospitalit y House , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Ol d Islan d Restoratio n Foundation . FEBRUAR Y 2 4 KE Y WES T TREATS-FOO D 11:0 0 a.m . t o 3:0 0 p.m . Ol d Islan d Patio , Mallor y Square . Sponsore d b y Precepto r Gamm a Sorority . FEBRUAR Y 2 5 ANNUA L MASSIN G O F COLOR S 3:0 0 p.m. , St . Paul' s Episcopa l Church , Duva l a t Eato n Street . Sponsore d b y Mili tar y Orde r o f Worl d WarS i FEBRUAR Y 2 8 APRI L 1 AR T SHO W 9:3 0 a.m . t o 5:0 0 p.m . Eas t Martell o Ar t Galler y an d Museum . Painting s b y Joh n Seer y an d Byro n Slettin . Sponsore d b y Ke y Wes t Ar t an d Historica l Society . Sen d He r CHAMPAGN E .AN D ROSE S th e mos t romanti c gif t o f al l A doze n o f America' s fines t lon g ste m re d rose s wit h a fift h o f champagn e delivere d i n Ke y Wes t a t a pric e that' s comparabl e t o rose s only ! "Direc t fro m Sout h Florida' s larges t ros e growe r AMERICA N BEAUT Y FLORIS T 42 5 EATO N ST . 296-655 1 ( Charg e account s opene d b y phon e Al l majo r credi t card s accepte d b y phon e "FREE " COMPUTE R PORTRAI T WIT H TH E PURCHAS E O F AN Y O F OU R ITEM S INTRODUCIN G KE Y WEST' S FIRS T COMPUTE R PORTRAI T SYSTE M A ne w an d excitin g medium . You r portrai t ca n b e transferre d t o an y o f ou r hig h qualit y fabri c item s includin g T-shirts , han d bags , barbecu e aprons , calendars , wante d posters , etc . W e ca n photograp h yo u a t ou r Green e St . location , o r yo u ca n brin g I n you r favorit e photo . W e hav e th e mos t advance d syste m o n th e market , whic h give s crisp , clea r compute r portrait s i n onl y "55 " seconds . Com e b y fo r a fre e pos e an d se e fo r yourself . "Couple s ar e ou r specialty. " Locate d Nex t t o Capt . Tony' s Saloo n COMPUTE R PORTRAIT S I^E V WCQ T 428 % Green e St . iv c T v v c o i Ke y Wes t F | Orid a Fel l i n lov e wi t fa i i lump . I t happen s a n 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 ceilingflxturesand , o f course , chandeliers > EXCUS E M E FO R 5TARINQ , BU T HAVEN T W E ME T BEFOR E ? A/O? WEL L THEN , IT S ABOU T TIM E THA T W E LIGHTIN G KE Y WEST , FL A SEARSTOW N 294-791 6 f||| | iiiiiiiii i

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3 6 P & H OFFIC E SERVICE S "Let us be your secretary" Fast , Professional , Sam e Da y Servic e Report s Resume s Secretaria l Manuscript s Correspondenc e Form s & Agreement s Notar y & Cop y Servic e 294-740 4 Foo t o f Margare t St . • Land s En d Villag e
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3 8 3 9 • ° Custom " 'Carpe.r\\ry Girde r bmac j Driftwoo d Hattkioa 4 furniture . Furnitur e Repai r Caroline. Treasur e j&hi p Atocha Coin Sates Tak e a guide d tou r o t a I68«foo i Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors , Inc . o f Ke y West , th e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organuation . Se e wha t lif e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e 1600's . Se e som e o f th e .treasur e tha t ha s bee n foun d i n Florid a waters . Se e th e cannon s fro m th e "Nuestr a Senor a d 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 mil]io n dollars . Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r her"gold , silve r an d gems , WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t 425 FRONT STREET Old To-w n Squar e PURVEYOR S o p FRUIT S AN D VEGETABLE S « r REASONABLE : PRICE S KBSTAVRANTS CALL FOR vm. MONSTE R BS3C0HR E H0 O FRON T STREE T KE Y WES T th e pelican s an d othe r performer s t o catc h thei r breat h o r res t betwee n acts . Th e tern s an d skimmer s (perhap s bein g mor e eccentri c i n thei r behavior ) foresak e thi s stagin g are a fo r part s unknown . N O PERFORMANC E woul d o f cours e b e com plet e withou t th e ubiquitou s gull s (laugh in g an d otherwise) , wh o contribut e littl e t o th e performanc e (excep t vocally) , but see m t o perfor m mainl y on.th e cleanu p detail . Thei r activit y usuall y involve s pickin g u p an y leftove r piece s o f marin e lif e tha t remai n fro m th e othe r perform er s , but bccasionall y a n excite d an d im patien t individua l wil l hassl e a pelica n b y alightin g o n it s head , o r back . A s on e onlooke r wa s hear d t o remark : "Tal k abou t th e hig h pric e o f renti " Bein g th e star s tha t the y are , th e artisti c temperament ' o f th e pelican s wil l no t permi t thi s harassmen t t o prevail . The y ofte n creat e scene s forcin g th e gull s t o leav e an d sto p distractin g fro m th e show . _Huma n attendanc e a t recent performance s ha s bee n quit e scan t wit h othe r winte r . ' activitie s competin g fo r attentio n an d th e tendenc y o f man y t o remai n i n th e sack , bu t th e sho w mus t g o on , an d g o o n it'does , .barrin g inclemen t weather . Thos e homines sapientes wishin g a coo l an d refreshin g bik e rid e o r a war m jo g t o th e beac h wil l b e treate d t o a diver sio n no t outline d i n th e guid e books , a pleasur e a s wholesom e a s a glas s o f frui t juice . " Th e progra m ma y soun d lik e a run dow n o f th e "Twelv e Day s o f Christmas,"" " wit h skimmer s skimming.an d tern s aplopping , bu t th e seat s ar e no t reserve d an d th e admissio n fe e i s minimal . 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" , BankAmericjr 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 Bette r Busines s Burea u FRE E INSTALLATIO N AL L MUFFLER S r .O n Januar y 4 o x 5 th e "Bucktail," . a ver y distinctiv e 10'6 " lon g custom-buil t sol o cano e wa s stole n fro m Littl e Torc h Key . I t ha s a distinctiv e towin g ey e i n th e stern . Anyon e wh o see s i t shoul d notif y polic e an d call collect .Sta n Becker-.(305-872-2620 ) . • You r ke y t o th e Kpy . VA hou r guide d tou r o f 6 0 o f th e mos t unusua l historica l site s you'v e eve r seen . Th e Ke y Wes t Conc h Tou r Trai n Mallor y Square , Roosevel t Blvd. , an d Duva l & Angel a Street s Depot s 9AM-4P M (305)294-5161 . A Wometc o Attraction . SOM I REMARK S GARET H GIBBS , note d Wels h acto r (left) , i n thi s countr y t o sta r i n th e worl d premier e o f The devil's Pleasure, i s photographe d wit h th e play' s author , Phili p Burton , a t Burton' s hom e i n Ke y •West . Burton , a n importan t figure " i n theatr e worldwide , i s als o th e foste r fathe r o f actor.Richar d Burton . Th e psychologica l suspens e thriller , direct e d b y Rut h Clark-Everitt , wil l b e pre sente d a t Delra y Beac h Playhous e Feb ruar y 2 through.1 0 a t 8:3 0 p.m . wit h a „ matine e Februar y 4 . Bo x offic e phon e i s 272-1281 . Afte r tha t run , th e entir e company , plu s set s an d furnishings , wil l b e transporte d t o th e Waterfront . Playhous e i n Ke y Wes t fo r a 4-performanc e ru n startin g Februar y 12 . NE W LIF E A T BOC A CHIC A LON G BEFOR E th e Carte r Administration' s fisca l 198 0 budge t wa s announce d Januar y 22 , rumor s wer e flyin g amon g Ke y Wes t Nav y peopl e tha t th e Nava l Ai r Statio n (NAS ) a t Boc a Chic a woul d soo n ge t a sho t i n th e ar m wit h th e doublin g o f personne l an d mor e tha n triplin g th e numbe r o f plane s base d here . Presiden t Carter' s budge t reveale d th e Administration' s intentio n t o a t leas t maintai n Boc a Chic a a t th e presen t level . Th e curren t complemen t o f 1 8 RA-5 C reconnaissanc e planes , seve n F4 . Ehahto m fighters , an d fou r A 4 Skyhaw k attack _ plane s (bombers ) i s supporte d b y a lit tl e ove r 200 0 servic e personne l wit h mor e tha n 250 0 dependents . PEA K OPERATIO N o f th e NA S i n recen t year s ha s involve d som e 20 0 plane s an d 10,00 0 servic e personne l an d dependents . Nav y personne l a t th e no w deactivate d Truma n Anne x Submarin e Bas e an d smal l force s o f Army,-Ai r Force , an d Marin e personne l brough t th e tota l militar y presenc e i n Ke y Wes t t o aroun d 2-0,000 . • Th e civilia n populatio n o f Ke y -Wes t bein g 25-30,000 , th e remova l o f 15,00 0 militar y personne l an d dependent s ha d devastatin g an d far-reachin g effects_.o n th e economy , housing , schoo l facilities , utilities , socia l services , an d man y othe r aspect s o f governmen t service s an d socia l conditions . . TH E RETUR N o f a . fe w thousan d militar y people , beside s raisin g th e tota l popu latio n significantly , woul d suppor t hope s o r fear s tha t th e NAS , whic h i s o n th e government' s "hi t list " o f base s unde r consideratio n t o b e deactivated , ma y b e o n it s wa y bac k t o somethin g lik e ful l operation . W e hav e piece d togethe r report s fro m W e Mai l Promptl y PIPES , CIGARS , CUSTO M BLENDE D tOBACCO S AN D SMOKIN G ACCESSORIE S "UPSTAIRS " HARBO R HOUS E ARCAD E 42 3 FRON T ST . [305 ] 296-837 1 JI M PICKIN G Prescription s Fille d Lense s Duplicate d » RepRlr s Specialize d Sunglasse s Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n S1 7 Ptacoc k Plaza , Solratow n • Ph. 234-741 1 FLORIST , INC . There's Nothing tike Flowers To Express Your Love KEYPLAZA 294-5501 severa l unofficia l bu t knowledgeabl e source s tha t indicat e a stron g probabilit y tha t 9 5 plane s an d som e 150 0 t o 200 0 Nav y personne l an d dependent s wil l b e graduall y move d int o Ke y Wes t i n th e nea r future . ENSIG N DEBB Y HARLO W o f th e Navy' s Publi c Affair s Offic e woul d onl y confir m tha t thi s movemen t i s a possibilit y tha t i s bein g considered . Fighte r Squadro n 10 1 (VF-101 ) wa s move d fro m Ke y Wes t t o Oceana , Virginia , a fe w year s ago . The•seve n Phantom s an d fou r Skyhawk s tha t ar e her e no w ar e a detachmen t o f VF-101 . Ou r source s sa y tha t th e retur n o f th e entir e VF-10 1 squadro n fro m Oceana , an d th e assignmen t o f a Replacemen t Ait ; Grou p (RAG ) fro m Miramar , California , ar e i n th e plannin g stages . ( A RA G grou p provide s fina l trainin g t o pilot s jus t befor e the y ar e deploye d o n aircraf t carriers. ) I n addition , a n F 4 fligh t simulator , whic h i s describeda s a ' rela tivel y majo r operation , i s bein g con sidere d fo r installatio n here . RECONNAISSANC E SQUADRO N RVAH6 wa s decommissione d las t year , an d ove r 20 0 personne l wer e reassigne d elsewhere . Th e RVA H plane s ar e becoming , obsolet e an d wil l b e phase d ou t soon , bu t the y wil l b e replace d wit h a ne w plane , s o it ap pear s tha t reconnaissanc e squadron s wil l remai n i n Ke y Wes t fo r som e tim e t o come . •Ke y Wes t ha s th e greates t numbe r o f clea r flyin g weathe r day s o f an y bas e an d i s idea l fo r maintainin g trainin g schedules , s o i t als o appear s tha t train in g squadron s wil l continu e t o b e base d here . Also , i t i s no t unusua l fo r othe r operationa l squadron s whic h fal l behin d • i n thei r trainin g t o b e temporaril y de _ • > ploye d her e i n orde r t o catc h u p o n thei r trainin g schedules . WHE N THE . Truma n Anne x Submarin e Bas e wa s beginnin g t o b e phase d ou t severa l year s ago , th e Nav y indicate d tha t th e reduction , i n submarin e personne l woul d b e a t leas t somewha t offse t by . th e up gradin g o f th e NA S an d additio n o f per Lim e Tree , Ltd . 111 5 No . Roosevel t Blvd . Ke y Plaz a Shoppin g Cente r Ke y West' s Onl y Children' s Sho p Want s Yo u T o Com e I n An d Ge t Aquainted . Layett e Siz e t o 1 4 yrs . 294-920 9 FO R SAL E A T SACRIFICE : Bi g doubl e lo t o n cana l wit h ful l seawal l an d boa t dock . Tw o B r an d tw o baths ; hug e panele d famil y room ; al l ap pliance s an d fou r A/C . Nicel y landscape d wit h frui t an d fiowers . Completel y fence d wit h privat e walle d inne r yard . Contac t owne r a t 296-8990 . Welcome! ! To.. . Ke y Wes t An d The.. . Dain i Quee n Dair y Quee n Ope n Dail y A t Noo n 120 7 Unite d St . NE W BAHAMIA N CONC H PATT Y an d freiic h frie s CAPT . CONCH'S ' SEAFOO D STAN D

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4 0 Ernes t Hemingwa y Hom e an d Museu m A Registere d Nationa l Hiitorl c Landmar k Thi s Sit e Possesse s Exceptiona l Valuf t ' I n Commemoratin g o r Illustratin g Th e Histor y o f Th e Unit» d State s OPE N DAIL Y 9:0 0 A.M . t o 5:0 0 P.M . 90 7 WHITEHEA D STREE T KE Y WEST , FLA . ADMISSIO N $1.5 0 CHILDRE N 50 c TELEPHONES : 296-581 1 o r 294-157 5 A l*lfur«l y tou r o f tt a hom o an d garden s o f th e lat e Nobe l Prii o Winner , £(n*s t Hemingway . Th e hom e wa s buil t I n Sponii h Colonia l Sty U o f nativ w roc k h«w n Fro m th e grounds , wit h furnishirtQi , rugi , liU , chandelier s brough t b y th e Heming way s fio m Spain, , Afric a and Cuba , Luxuriant , *xoi k plant s an d tT*o * arm fro m oi l ove r lh « world . I f wa s here thai Mr . tiss}«5w? y sr=; = Fa r *Jssff l ?b e Ss H 1=!!= , Ore«r » H.ll i o f Africa , A Farew« H t o Arm* , Th a Fift h Column , Th e Snow t o f Kilimanjaro , an d Th e M a combe r Affair . Mr . Hemingwa y wa s tf w (irt l importan t writa r t o diicavi r an d mak « Ke y Wat t hi t horn* . H . own« d th e honr n frop i 193 1 t o 1961 . Cov* n On « Acr e Includin g Poo l An d Gu«s 1 Horn * Brin g You r Comor o Pe r furthe r Enforawtlw i contac t B*rnte« ' Diclcion , 90 7 Whit*h«a d St . Complet e you r casua l lifestyl e wit h a Ho t Tub , waterbed , . hammock , lightin g an d ar t fro m Souther n Comfor t Waterbe d Island . 52 2 Duva l St , Ke y Wes t (305 ) 294-226 0 sonne l there . The n th e NA S becam e on e o f th e sub ject s o f revie w o n th e Shor e Establish men t Realignmen t Stud y — th e "hi t list. " Som e Ke y Wes t resident s hav e support e d th e maintainin g an d upgradin g o f th e NA S fo r economi c an d nationa l defens e reasons . A voca l minorit y o f "Fl y (Away ) Navy " advocates , consistin g largel y o f Tamarac k Par k resident s wh o homesteade d clos e t o th e NA S an d the n complaine d abou t th e nois e o f jet s takin g of f an d landing , seeme d a t on e tim e t o hav e a disproportionatel y effectiv e influenc e o n th e Navy' s thought s abou t deactivatin g th e NAS . W E PEE L tha t Congressma n Dant e Fascel l accuratel y reflecte d the'opinio n o f hi s constituent s whe n h e recentl y tol d th e Nav y t o full y utiliz e th e NA S o r clos e it . Th e presen t stagnan t conditio n o f th e NA S doe s th e econom y n o good , an d th e uncertaint y o f it s statu s make s orderl y futur e plannin g impossible , which 1 wa s mad e glaringl y obviou s durin g th e recen t Utilit y Boar d debat e abou t ho w t o provid e enoug h powe r fo r a n unknow n num be r o f futur e residents . Th e Nav y evidentl y consider s th e Boc a Chic a NA S t o b e o f strategi c importanc e fo r nationa l defense , an d w e agre e wit h thos e Ke y Wester s wh o fee l tha t a stron g Nav y presenc e her e i s goo d fo r bot h th e countr y an d ou r community . W e hop e tha t th e report s ar e tru e tha t th e NA S wil l soo n b e upgraded . iafj ] CaptBQB' 6 BESTAURANT : 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 Th e Environmenta l Circu s Ke y West , Florid a Establishe d 197 0 ' mm A n exac t rep lic a o f a 192 0 design . Th e BRAS S * 5 Smokeston e Lighte r i s elegant , enoug h fo r forma l occasions , bu t light s unde r rigorou s campin g con dition s too . Guarantee d fo r life . Als o available , th e .BRAS S * 5 Stas h Cas e whic h wa s adapte d fro m th e lighter . ; .«-••» . . .. . -_ • • • • • t j TH E ENVIRONMENTA L CIRCU S 51 8 DUVA L ST . KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 305-294-605 5 PLEAS E SEN D ; BRAS S LIGHTER S A T 8.0 0 EAC H BRAS S STASH'CASE S A T 7.0 0 EAC H S FLA . RESIDENT S AD D 4 » SALE S TA X $1.5 0 POSTAG E AN D HANDLIN G Q CHEC K ENCLOSE D ' D VIS A D MASTE R CHARG E SIGNATUR E ACCOUNT * NAM E • ADDRES S CIT Y EXP . DATE _ A LOO K A T VIOLENC E continued from page 2 6 t o mak e report s t o bot h th e polic e an d t o th e Chambe r o f Commerce . Th e Chambe r o f Commerc e ha s agree d t o collec t th e inciden t reports . Cam p sai d tha t on e o f th e solution s t o violenc e i s fo r th e victim s t o sig n complaint s an d follo w throug h o n cour t action . H e als o sai d tha t th e bes t wa y t o dea l wit h harassmen t i s t o ignor e it , althoug h i n case s wher e i t i s practica l peopl e shoul d stan d u p t o harassers . H e advocate s learnin g self-defens e method s an d carryin g Mace . THI S RECEN T inciden t o f standin g u p t o harassmen t wa s reporte d b y a tourist : Fou r hoodlu m type s i n a blac k limousin e calle d thre e straigh t me n walkin g alon g Duva l "faggots. " Th e thre e pedestrian s ignore d "th e harassmen t a t first , bu t whe n the y turne d ont o Green e Stree t an d th e me n i n th e ca r persisted , on e o f th e three , a visito r fro m Arkansas , decide d h e ha d enough , an d harasse d the m back . Th e hoodlum s parke d th e ca r o n Green e Stree t an d go t out , bu t a polic e ca r wa s als o parke d nearby , an d tw o o f th e me n fro m th e ca r becam e involve d wit h th e polic e i n a discussio n abou t parking . Th e Ark ansa n invite d th e othe r tw o hoodlum s aroun d th e corne r an d "trashed " one . Th e othe r hoodlu m an d th e othe r tw o ped estrian s di d no t becom e activel y involved . ON E PERSO N ASSOCIATE D wit h th e ga y communit y sai d tha t som e violenc e ex perience d b y gay s i s th e resul t o f gay s bein g careles s abou t walkin g alone , lat e a t night , an d i n neighborhood s know n t o b e dangerous . Ga y waiters , returnin g fro m wor k lat e a t nigh t wit h cas h tips , ar e especiall y vulnerabl e becaus e o f thei r mone y an d thei r frequentl y unag gressiv e appearance . Th e ma n I talke d to , wh o i s straight , an d 6"6 " tall , i s ofte n aske d t o accompan y friend s hom e fo r protection . GI L RYDER , chairma n o f th e Monro e Count y Crim e Commission , a n organizatio n o f citizen s concerne d wit h crim e pre vention , mad e thi s writte n statemen t i n respons e t o ou r questions : " I d o no t hav e an y statistic s o n th e casua l violenc e i n Ke y Wes t — bu t ther e . STATE _ .ZIP _ DAIL Y SPECIAL S I 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 $1.2 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 Delux e $1.6 5 Quarter-Poun d Burge r o n a Toaste d Bun , wit h Col e Sla w an d Fr . Frie s SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Chicke n Dinne r $1.8 5 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Rol l an d Hone y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 T O 1 0 P M Fis h Dinne r $2.1 9 Wit h Col e Slaw , Fr . Frie s o r Mashe d Potatoes , Roll , an d Tartar , o r Cocktai l Sauc e DININ G ROO M — TAKEOU T SERVIC E SAT IN Chicke n UNLIMITE D TAKE OUT c Family 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 ® Ph . 294-220 4 i s to o muc h o f it , an d ther e ha s bee n i n th e 7 o r 8 years tha t I hav e bee n livin g here . "Som e o f th e violenc e i s purel y anti homosexual , bu t mos t o f i t i s not . " A homosexua l wh o look s lik e a priz e fighte r i s no t likel y t o b e assaulted . Mos t o f th e violenc e i s directe d agains t thos e wh o appea r leas t abl e t o figh t back : women , ol d folk , drunks , me n o f frai l o r feminin e appearance , an d indi vidual s alon e o n a n empt y stree t ma y b e attacke d b y a group . "Whe n the . submarin e bas e wa s active , th e sailor s wer e th e victims . No w tha t th e sailor s ar e gone , th e hoodlum s aprea d thei r sadisti c favor s i n a mor e democrati c manner . Anyon e wh o appear s vulnerabl e i s a potentia l victim. " THER E I S N O QUESTIO N tha t a r leas t som e violenc e i s directe d a t ga y peopl e fo r n o othe r reaso n tha n tha t the y ar e gay , bu t ther e ma y b e reason s behin d tha t reason . Ther e i s som e feelin g tha t Rev . Morri s Wright' s cal l t o arms. , an d simila r demon stration s o f religiou s an d mach o fervor , ma y hav e cause d som e o f th e recen t vio lence . REV . WRIGHT , Pasto r o f th e Ke y Wes t Baptis t Temple , appeale d t o "goo d ol d fashione d gut s an d morals " an d " a hundre d goo d men " wit h basebal l bat s t o bea t u p gay s an d othe r stree t peopl e o n Duva l Street . Sinc e hi s appea l wa s publishe d a s a n advertisemen t o n th e religio n pag e o f th e Key West Citizen las t month , let te r writer s t o th e Citizen hav e eithe r supporte d hi s stan d wit h quote s fro m th e Bibl e o r denounce d hi s self-righteousnes s an d incitemen t t o violence . Opinio n ha s bee n abou t equall y divide d whethe r Wrigh t i s carryin g o n th e wor k o f Jesu s o r vio latin g Jesus ' teachings . Bibl e quoter s supportin g Wrigh t see m t o hav e misse d "Vengeanc e i s mine ; I wil l repay , sait h th e Lord " (Romans , XII:19 ) an d "H e tha t i s withou t si n amon g you , le t hi m firs t cas t a stone " (John , VIII:7) . ANOTHE R REASO N wh y gay s ar e single d ou t fo r harassmen t an d attack s wa s propose d b y a woma n wh o feel s sh e i s bein g evict e d becaus e sh e i s straigh t b y gay s wh o •4 1 RE D 1ALLOO N MESSAG E SERVIC E YOU R BUSINES S S PERSONA L MESSAGE S TAKE N 24HRS . 24HR . ACCES S T O YOU R MESSAGES . N O PHON E COMPAN Y CHARGES . 4-558 6 TTTJL t I L. MmBiddld s CAND Y STOR E AN D ICECREA M PARLO R le e Gream s Candie s i n th e Ol d Traditio n .. . J i i i i i i i i come r simonton&fron t 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

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4 2 _hav e jus t bough t th e hous e sh e live s in . Sh e say s tha t ther e i s resentmen t bot h amon g renter s wh o hav e thei r rent s raise d b y ne w owners , wh o hav e pai d a fanc y pric e fo r a run-dow n house , an d amon g native s whos e taxe s ar e drasticall y in crease d b y th e inflate d rea l estat e prices . Som e ol d familie s ar e bein g force d t o sel l thei r home s an d leav e Ke y West , becaus e the y canno t affor d th e taxes . Th e mos t visibl e o f th e new , ric h hom e an d renta l propert y owner s ar e th e gays , an d s o economi c frustratio n i s translate d int o violenc e — a reactio n t o a situatio n fo r whic h ther e appear s t o b e n o solution . THI S REASO N FO R violenc e directe d agains t gay s wa s als o give n b y a ga y wh o cam e her e fro m Provincetow n abou t seve n year s ago . H e see s Ke y Wes t becomin g anothe r Provincetow n i n anothe r te n years . Anothe r reaso n fo r straight s attackin g gays , accordin g t o on e man , i s t o external iz e a deep-roote d sexua l identit y crisis . H e cite d th e cas e o f a ma n wh o cam e t o Ke y Wes t o n a bachelo r flin g jus t befor e h e wa s t o b e married . Suddenl y h e realize d tha t h e fel t comfortabl e i n th e ga y am bianc e an d tha t hi s previou s antagonisti c feeling s agains t gay s wer e onl y a reactio n t o hi s ow n inne r conflict . TH E SITUATIO N i n Ke y Wes t seem s t o b e this : ther e i s to o muc h violence , whethe r i t i s mor e tha n usua l o r onl y a retur n t o a norma l leve l afte r a lul l o r jus t mad e mor e visibl e becaus e o f increase d atten tion . Th e violenc e i s largel y directe d b y loca l peopl e agains t ne w people , no t necessaril y gays , althoug h ther e i s som e directe d specifically agains t gays . Alon g wit h th e violence , ther e i s a n un comfortabl e amoun t o f panhandling , verba l abuse , harassment , an d downrigh t unpleas antnes s o n th e street s i n th e downtow n area . 'Th e violenc e an d unpleasantnes s mak e th e street s uncomfortabl e fo r resident s an d tourist s alike , drivin g awa y th e tourist s wh o ar e th e lif e bloo d o f th e Ke y Wes t econom y an d denyin g resident s th e fre e us e o f th e street s o f thei r town . i f 4 3 532DUVA L A FASHIONABL E STOR E COMIN G ANA1LL S SOLUTION S PROPOSE D SOLUTION S t o th e problem s fal l int o tw o categories : wha t th e governmen t ca n do , an d wha t th e citizen s ca n do . Representativ e Jo e Alle n calle d o n th e Florid a Departmen t o f Crimina l La w En forcemen t t o investigat e violenc e i n Ke y Wes t afte r a meetin g Januar y 2 2 betwee n himsel f an d Stat e Senator s Bo b McKnight , Verno n Holloway , an d Dic k Anderso n an d thei r constituent s i n Monro e County . CITIZEN S PLEADE D wit h th e stat e .legi slator s t o abolis h Ke y Wes t a s a city . Thi s wa s no t a surprise , sinc e ther e ha s bee n muc h discussio n abou t thi s subjec t fo r severa l months . Bu t wha t shocke d th e legislator s wa s th e emotiona l de scriptio n o f incident s tha t wer e pre sente d a s evidenc e o f th e inabilit y o f a corrup t cit y governmen t t o operat e th e cit y i n th e bes t interest s o f it s citi zens . Th e inabilit y o f th e cit y polic e t o contro l stree t violenc e an d harass men t wa s cite d a s on e reaso n wh y th e jo b o f polic e protectio n i n th e cit y shoul d b e turne d ove r t o th e Monro e Count y Sheriff' s Department . On e thin g th e governmen t ca n d o t o sto p stree t violence , accordin g t o some , i s t o abolis h th e city , o r a t leas t tur n th e polic e wor k ove r t o th e sheriff . Opposin g tha t vie w i s th e contentio n b y som e tha t th e cit y polic e ar e doin g a s wel l a s ca n b e expecte d unde r th e cir cumstances . Althoug h th e cit y provide s a budge t fo r 5 4 policemen , ther e ar e cur rentl y fewe r tha n 30 . Wit h day s off , vacations , illness , an d tim e spen t a t th e statio n writin g reports , th e numbe r o f policeme n o n th e stree t a t an y on e tim e i s mos t likel y t o b e onl y thre e o r four . MAN Y PEOPL E woul d -lik e t o kno w wh y th e polic e forc e i s a t hal f it s budgete d strengt h an d wha t i s happenin g t o th e mone y i n th e City' s coffer s designate d t o pa y th e polic e w e don' t have . Man y sa y tha t eve n 5 4 policeme n i s to o fe w fo r Ke y West' s population , especiall y durin g th e winter . Whe n citizen s appeare d a t a Cit y Com missio n meetin g las t mont h t o as k wha t th e Commissio n intende d 't o d o abou t stree t violence , the y wer e tol d tha t violenc e wa s a polic e proble m an d wer e directe d t o confe r wit h Cit y Manager / Polic e Commissioner/Publi c Safet y Di recto r Ro n Stac k an d Polic e Chie f Jimm y James . Th e Commissio n itsel f wa s no t th e prope r bod y t o whic h t o addres s th e ques tion , sai d Mayo r Sonn y McCoy , sinc e i t i s a legislativ e body , no t a polic e force . McCo y late r clarifie d hi s position. Thos e wit h complaint s shoul d confe r wit h Stac k an d Jame s an d explai n th e proble m t o them . The n Stac k an d Jame s shoul d presen t thei r recommendation s t o th e Cit y Commission , whic h woul d the n direc t Stac k an d Jame s t o tak e whateve r actio n th e Commissio n fel t wa s necessary . Also , i f i t appeare d tha t ne w ordinance s wer e neede d t o solv e th e problem , th e Commis sio n coul d enac t thos e ordinances . I T I S I N TH E MIND S o f som e peopl e tha t a n earlie r ba r closin g woul d ge t peopl e of f th e street s earlie r an d sto p som e violence : clos e th e bar s a t midnigh t o r 2 a.m. , fo r example . Bar s i n Ke y Wes t ca n sta y ope n unti l 4 a.m . b y cit y or dinance . Bar s i n Monro e Count y outsid e Ke y Wes t ar e no t require d t o clos e a t all . N o good , accordin g t o thos e clos e t o stree t action . Mos t o f th e troubl e come s betwee n 8 p.m . an d midnight . Afte r tha t ther e i s som e proble m wit h drunks , bu t the y ar e fairl y eas y t o handle . Th e businessme n wh o depen d o n nightlif e trad e o r o n peopl e wh o com e t o Ke y Wes t fo r it s nightlif e woul d rais e a how l o f protest . ON E NIGH T lat e i n January , polic e re sponde d t o citize n outrag e concernin g violenc e b y floodin g th e street s wit h polic e officer s fro m Sherif f Bill y Free ma n an d Polic e Chie f Jame s o n dow n t o .patrolmen . "Ther e ain' t n o on e ou t ther e unde r sergeant, " on e ba r owne r sai d whe n I aske d ho w thing s were . "Nothing' s happening. " A periodic , unannounce d sho w o f force , a large r polic e forc e — eve n large r tha n th e city' s budgete d 5 4 — , an d educatio n o f loca l resident s an d appea l t o thei r prid e i n thei r hom e tow n ar e solution s continued on page 44 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 a plac e t o gro w 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 Th e mermai d .. . upstairs ! HARBO R HOUS E ARCAD E 42 3 FRON T STREE T EHAMH S ANTIQU E lEWHRT^-JEWELR Y 8EPAIB S CUSTO M DESIGN S I K STERLING , I I AN D 1 8 KARA T COL D 294-O86 3 KE Y WEST' S s r warn Su n i n Aquarius , afte r th e 18t h i n Pisce s Venu s i n Capricor n Mercur y i n Aquarius , afte r th e 14t h i n Pisce s Satur n i n Virgo , retrograd e Jupite r i n Leo , retrograd e Mar s i n Aquariu s Uranu s i n Scorpi o turnin g retrograd e o n ' th e 23r d Neptun e i n Sagittariu s Plut o i n Libra , retrograd e notoriety . Thi s coul d dra w mor e attention , vi a th e media , t o th e violenc e proble m i n Ke y West , bu t als o i t coul d dra w a grea t amoun t o f attentio n t o th e wate r situatio n i n ou r town . Ke y Wes t continue s i n th e new s regardles s o f whethe r th e new s i s positiv e o r negative . Fam e i s par t o f Ke y West' s aspect s a t thi s time . Th e Pul l Moo n o n Februar y 12 , 1979 , wil l b e i n th e sig n o f Leo . Thi s make s a stron g aspec t t o Venu s i n th e char t o f Ke y West . Thi s wil l b e a grea t mont h fo r al l socia l affairs , an d al l type s o f celebrations . Thes e vibration s shoul d giv e ou r Ol d Islan d Day s activitie s a grea t boos t thi s month . Th e plane t Uranu s will ! b e retrograd e o n Februar y 23rd , an d continu e retrograd e unti l th e en d o f July . I t forcefull y conjoin s wit h th e plane t Mar s i n th e char t o f Ke y Wes t i n th e sig n o f Scorpio . Th e violenc e tha t th e cit y ha s bee n ex periencin g i n variou s form s wil l hav e a tendenc y t o repea t itsel f durin g thi s transit . Muc h disciplin e an d contro l wil l b e require d t o cur e thi s problem . Th e Ne w Moo n o n Februar y 2 6 wil l coin cid e wit h a tota l eclips e o f th e sun , i n th e sig n o f Pisces . Thi s aspect s ou r Moo n i n th e 10t h hous e secto r o f th e chart . Again , th e imag e o f th e Cit y wil l b e gettin g widesprea d attentio n and/o r MOTHE R NATURE S ati d Specializin g in . ' ° Importe d Clothin g Moroocai \ Import s Indonesia n Imports ' Indian imports 1 ' 60 ! Duva l -Stree t THE KEY WEST ART CENTER announce s i W « U K SIMM' S I N Lif e Drawin g an d Paintin g For: details con tart MALCOL M MOS S A T 294-066 3 LE556N S SALE S A e mm TH E n u NCJGBR * AN P SEL L US£ P &UCTAR S LOWES T f * ICE D srwjs s mp HARMONICA S iM-m t Ksys. ' *3I 7 5IM0NTT0 N StQ&cT /030AM. Attrfeit f Uttrittt r Seafoo d Restauran t & Ra w Ba r BEER&WSN E Serving... Broile d Lobster , Ston e Cra b (i n season ) Frie d Shrimp , Oysters , Scallop s Fis h Stuffe d wit h Cri b Oyster s an d Ctam s o n th e Hal f Shel l Steame d Shrim p — Co m o n th e Co b Conc h Chowde r — Coiic h Fntter j Salads.an d Sandwiche s Ope n fo r Breakfas t Ope n Mori-Sat.7am.to9p.m . 132DUVALS1 : 294-050 5 q ARTIST S UNLIMITE D felt &Ujbf mi c5 o §

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4 4 OO O DUVA L STREE T KE Y WEST . FLORID A 3304 0 MEMBE R AMERICA N GE M SOCIET Y U^k^S ) 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 — O R MAD E T O YOU R NEED S #1 4 KE Y LIM E SQUAR E tri e LUNC H & filley » LUNCHEO N SPECIAL S DAIL Y BEE R & WIN E SNACK S T O DINNER S SPECIALIZIN G I N LOCA L SEAFOO D INFORMA L OUTDOO R DININ G 294-536 7 613V 2 Duva l Street , Ke y Wes t A LOO K A T VIOLENC E continued from page 4B offere d b y Larr y Rogers , Executiv e Vic e Presiden t o f th e Greate r Ke y Wes t Chambe r o f Commerce . LOCA L PEOPL E hav e t o realiz e tha t thei r economi c well-bein g depend s o n tourism , Roger s said , eve n i f the y ma y no t wor k directl y i n a tourism-relate d job . Ke y Wes t i s mor e prosperou s a s a whol e now , an d everyon e i s bette r of f becaus e o f a highe r standar d o f livin g brough t b y th e influ x o f touris t dollars . Ke y Westers ' concer n abou t th e reputa tio n o f thei r hom e tow n shoul d hel p cu t dow n o n th e violence . Th e Chambe r o f Commerc e i s takin g th e messag e o f loca l prid e an d dependenc e o n th e touris t dol la r int o th e hig h school s i n a n educa tiona l progra m designe d b y Chambe r presi den t Ti m Miller . I N HI S EESPONS E t o ou r questions , Gi l Ryde r als o propose d solutions . Her e i s th e res t o f hi s statement : "Ther e are , o f course , solution s t o th e problem . Unfortunately , th e solution s ar e no t popular . "Governmen t mus t reorde r it s priorities . Th e polic e departmen t mus t b e brough t u p t o strengt h an d the n enlarged , eve n i f i t mean s tha t othe r service s ma y b e dis continued . Polic e an d Fir e protectio n ar e primary . Crim e contro l i s mor e im portan t tha n wee d control . W e mus t b e willin g t o liv e wit h dirt y street s o r clea n the m ourselve s i n orde r t o releas e fund s fo r th e essentia l nee d o f polic e protection . I n th e meantime , w e migh t protec t ourselve s b y neve r walkin g alone . Wal k th e street s o f Ke y Wes t i n group s only , especiall y afte r dark . "KE Y WES T i s a touris t tow n — an d th e tourist s ar e als o victim s o f violence / a s ar e th e touris t businesses . " A cit y sale s ta x o n hotel-mote l ac commodations , ba r an d restauran t foo d an d drin k migh t wel l brin g i n th e mone y neces sar y t o giv e u s a n effectiv e polic e de partment . "Ther e ar e man y solutions , bu t n o on e like s them . "We'1 1 accep t th e solution s whe n w e finall y realiz e tha t w e mus t bit e th e bulle t o r sto p one . OU R POSITIO N TH E PROBLE M o f stree t violenc e i s widespread , an d it s cause s ar e many , s o th e solution s shoul d b e accordingl y far reachin g an d varied . A concerte d effor t o n th e par t o f businessme n an d residents , native s an d newcomers , citizen s an d govern men t official s i s neede d t o restor e th e comfortable , pleasant , an d friendl y at mospher e tha t i s Ke y West' s greates t at traction . N o additiona l law s ar e necessar y i f th e presen t law s ar e vigorousl y enforced . Mor e polic e ar e neede d tha n w e present l y have . Th e forc e shoul d b e brough t u p t o it s budgete d strengt h withou t delay , an d increase d beyon d tha t i f 5 4 police me n ar e no t enough . Al l vessel s compl y Srz_= wit h U.S . Coas l Guard * safet y regulation s Tropical \ Trips Incites you to SAILING , SNORKEUNG , REE F TRIP![£5=~ = Moonligh t Sails , Stinss t Sail s —=—-Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P.O . Bo x 1153 . Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 294-213 1 FOO T PATROLME N i n unifor m ar e a neces sit y fo r saf e streets . Th e sigh t o f a unifor m an d th e knowledg e tha t a walkin g policeman' s ears , unobstructe d b y close d ca r window s an d th e soun d o f a n engine , ca n pic k u p a strang e soun d an d quickl y brin g a searchin g flashligh t t o th e scen e o f troubl e i s a sur e deteren t t o crime . Police-citize n relation s ar e mor e cordia l whe n th e policema n is'th e ma n wh o smile s an d say s hell o an d call s yo u b y nam e tha n whe n h e i s onl y see n a t a distanc e driv in g b y i n a car . WIT H TH E POLIC E Departmen t a t hal f strength , th e fe w policeme n availabl e nee d th e mobilit y o f vehicles . Whe n th e departmen t i s mor e full y manned , puttin g patrolme n o n th e stree t shoul d b e a pri ority . I n orde r t o attrac t an d hol d qualifie d policemen , th e cit y i s goin g t o hav e t o fin d th e mone y t o bette r th e salarie s an d workin g condition s fo r th e . police . W e fee l tha t fo r greates t efficienc y an d econom y th e cit y an d count y polic e agencie s should , b e consolidate d unde r th e sheriff' s department . I t i s inevi table . Perhap s seriou s attentio n shoul d b e give n t o doin g i t now . A N OUTSID E INVESTIGATIO N b y th e At torne y Genera l o r th e Governor' s offic e should ' b e launche d int o citizens ' allega tion s o f favoritis m towar d prominen t loca l peopl e accuse d o f crimes . Leadershi p a t Cit y Hal l i s conspicuous l y absent . W e d o no t expec t th e Commis sioner s t o patro l th e street s wit h guns , bu t w e fee l tha t th e Commission , indivi dua l Commissioners , an d especiall y Mayo r McCo y wer e disappointin g i n thei r lac k o f concer n a t th e Januar y meetin g whe n citizen s complaine d abou t violence . I n th e "wea k mayor " manager-commissio n for m o f governmen t tha t Ke y Wes t has , Mayo r McCo y ha s n o mor e authorit y tha n an y othe r Commissioner , excep t whe n th e Commissio n delegate s hi m t o perfor m a specifi c duty , lik e sig n a contract . Th e Cit y Manager , Ro n Stack , i s suppose d t o ru n th e cit y o n a day-to-da y basis . Bu t traditionally , whe n a citize n ha s a prob le m o r a complaint , h e goe s t o th e mayor . Mayo r McCo y ha s take n i t upo n himself , wit h th e acquiescenc e o f th e res t o f th e Commission , t o almos t single-handedl y clea n u p th e appearanc e of-Duva l Stree t b y obtainin g federa l grants . W E SUGGES T tha t Mayo r McCoy , a s th e mos t visibl e an d recognizabl e leade r i n cit y government , tak e a s stron g a n in . teres t i n makin g it possibl e fo r resi dent s an d tourist s t o enjo y Duva l Stree t a s h e di d i n makin g i t loo k good . McCo y o r an y Commissione r shoul d ini tiat e Commissio n actio n t o orde r th e polic e chie f t o brin g th e polic e forc e u p t o ful l strengt h an d t o as k th e Cit y Attorne y t o investigat e th e statu s o f th e voluntee r polic e reservist s t o se e i f the y ca n legall y b e mor e full y utilize d t o patro l o n foot . W E FEE L tha t th e Chambe r o f Commerc e progra m t o educat e hig h schoo l student s continued on page 46 NO W OPE N FO R LUNC H DAIL Y EXCEP T SATURDA Y 11:30-2:3 0 Vermout h Cassi s Blan c Cassi s Sangri a Swee t o r Dr y Vermout h Por t Crea m o r Dr y Sherr y / • Champagn e Cocktai l P' Dubonne t (Re d o r Blonde ) ' Llllet t A: • Mimos a ? soap s Conc h Chowde r .<= < ' Sou p o f th e Da y »\ t0 .ti Mushroo m & Mozzarell a Crea m Chees e & Scallion s Omelett e o f th e Da y ' Grenach e Ros e . . Chabll s Burgund y Win e b y th e Glass . Heineke n (Ligh t o r Dark ) Bas s Al e St . Paul i Gir l ..-. 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