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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Tfs e highes t I S poin t i i Km Wes t FRE E Vol . IV , No . V I Ke y West , Florid a June/Jul y 197 9 IK ,

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REMEMBE R DA D O N FATHER' S DA Y NEW ! TH E CONC H TIE-TA G als o a selectio n o f Kara t Gol d Chains , Pendant s & Bracelet s 40 0 fron t Stive r 296-632 4 OPE N FO R DINNE R Monda y • Sunda y 6:0 0 • 11:0 0 Fro m th e Edito r Hello OUR WRITER Frances Signorelli has written to tell us that she will be sending in her column Palm s an d Pelican s during the boiling-hot months from her "modest" cottage 4S00 feet high in Western North Carolina. She further advises us that her "cheerful, hopeful, mischievous" newsletter, Th e Soun d of . th e Conch , which is put out during the Season here and available only through subscription, will start up again come December. She writes that her subscribers will find the "little yellow, fun flash in their mailboxes" at that time. May I add that there is nothing like it in Key Westj and that I recommend it highly. I WAS DISAPPOINTED that the lawyer for the Hospital Board persuaded them to put aside for the present the peace offering of Drs. Buckner and Davidson. Both Drs, agreed to withdraw their suits against the hospital and certain doctors if some changes could be made in medical procedures here. Foremost of the changes they seek is to have outside doctors review charges of medical malpractice against Florida Keys Memorial Hospital doctors. I can think of nothing that would help to restore local confidence in our doctors more than to know that in cases of alleged medical malpractice at F.K.M.H. outside doctors would sit in judgement when these cases occurred. Too often members of the same profession find it difficult to criticise their colleagues in the same town. This is understandable. But if they won't do it, who will? Obviously, an outside peer group is the answer, hut the Hospital Board is responding to a lame excuse about paying the costs foT outside doctors to come to Key West' What nonsense. How often would these doctors have to come here anyway? It is doubtful that this would be an on-going excnitr\ VH B I S OU R HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS _ CIT Y STAT E pense. Here we have a situation in which many, many Key Westers have no confidence in the local medical profession's ability to govern itself properly . We need to have that confidence restored and we need an end to this bitter in-fighting. I hope that the Hospital Board rethinks its position on the compromise package put to them by Drs. Buckner and Davidson. JOHN MERCER, President of the Old Island Restoration Commission, reports William Rupp, owner of Billie's Bar and Restaurant, has complied with the majority of the 0 . 1.R. C. 's requests for compliance with the guidelines that are required for buildings in the old part of town. I think that in our August issue we ought to take another look at problems that the 0.1,R. C. seems to be having with getting people to follow its guidelines. I don't feel that this group gets the support from the city it needs. WE WILL NOT have a July issue, but we will be with you in August. See you then. Cover artist this time is Sal Sali nero. His work may be seen at the Gingerbread Gallery. 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 294-10* 4 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 DR . W.A . BISSON : Ke y Wes t Prodig y EDITORIAL CONSULTANT BILL WESTRAX MOTION WALT HYLA With a little help from our friends . Solare s Hil l Co. , Inc . QSolares Hill. 1979 The. editors of the Memphi s Commer cia l Appea l were kind enough to permit Solare s Hil l to quote freely from an article they published 7 last year about Dr. Bisson. We contacted Dr. Bisson at his office in Memphis, and he very graciously sent us a hand-written autobiography, copies of several citations, and a pack, of photographs to help us with the story. Mack Dry den spliced all of the information together for the following story. A T AG E 81 , Wheeloc k Alexande r Bisson , M.D. , i s on e o f th e mos t often-honore d physician s i n th e Unite d States . Afte r graduatin g fro m Florid a A S B a s valedic toria n o f hi s clas s i n 1922 , h e becam e hea d o f th e physic s an d mat h departmen t a t Stat e Teacher s Colleg e i n Winston Salem , Nort h Carolina . Afte r a fe w years , h e entere d th e Meharr y Medica l Colleg e i n Nashvill e an d receive d hi s degre e o f medi cin e I n 1929 . I n 193 1 h e move d t o Mem phis , wher e h e bega n a practic e tha t ha s becom e legendary . O N JANUAR Y 5 , 1989 , th e crie s o f a newbor n bab y bo y fille d Chapma n Lane , a littl e stree t dee p i n th e blac k sectio n o f Ke y Wes t tha t connect s Angel a an d Petroni a Streets . Georg e Henr y Bisson , a carpenter , an d hi s wif e Sara h Jane , a dressmaker , wer e prou d parent s tha t day . The y wishe d grea t thing s fo r thei r onl y son . Littl e di d the y realiz e tha t th e tin y squirm y bundl e a t Sarah' s breas t woul d on e da y b e praise d b y U.S . presidents , liste d i n ever y boo k o f America n notables , laude d i n th e Congressiona l Record , an d cite d b y ever y majo r medica l associatio n i n th e country . A governmen t repor t i n 1P3 2 showe d tha t Memphi s ha d th e highes t infan t mor talit y rat e o f an y majo r U.S . cit y fo r tha t year . Dr . Bisso n an d fiv e othe r blac k doctor s wen t t o th e superintenden t o f th e Memphi s Healt h Departmen t an d sol d hi m o n th e ide a o f establishin g fre e Wel l Bab y Clinic s i n th e city . Fo r th e nex t 3 0 years , Dr . Bisso n contribute d hi s time , treatin g thre e generation s o f babie s i n th e clinic s h e helpe d establish . Las t year , on e o f th e clinic s wa s name d th e W.A . Bisso n Primar y Healt h Clinic . ATTENTIO N AR T COLLECTOR S . . . I' m no w acceptin g order s fo r m y woo d painting s o f Ke y Wes t fro m 193 5 t o th e pres en t time . Original s o r mad e t o order . Price s star t a t $4,000 . $1,00 0 dow n paymen t re quired . Se e m e a t wor k a t m y hom e studi o Monday s thr u Fridays , fro m 9 a.m . t o 3 p.m . Intereste d ar t collector s onl y nee d inquire , please . GEORG E MARI O GARCI A 52 3 OLIVI A ST. , KE Y WEST , F L 3304 0 P.S. : Mr . Garcia' s Ar t i s wel l represente d i n th e privat e collection s o f Mr . an d Mrs . T.L . McKenzie , Mr . & Mrs . Clayto n Papy , Mr . & Mrs . N . Eden , an d als o a t "TH E GINGERBREA D SQUAR E GALLERY', ' amon g others . I N 1966 , DR . BISSO N wa s electe d sec on d vic e presiden t o f th e Nationa l Medica l Association;"th e followin g yea r th e or ganizatio n name d hi m th e Practitione r o f th e Year . H e wa s als o name d th e Tennes se e Docto r o f th e Yea r b y th e Voluntee r Stat e Medica l Association . Th e wall s o f hi s offic e ar e s o ful l o f citation s an d plague s tha t ther e i s roo m fo r n o more . Althoug h Dr . Bisso n hasn' t live d i n hi s nativ e Ke y Wes t fo r mor e tha n hal f a century , h e ha s clea r memorie s o f th e Islan d an d it s people . Solares Bill con tacte d hi m a t hi s Memphi s office , an d Dr . Bisso n reminisce d abou t hi s lif e i n Ke y West . "M y mothe r sewe d fo r th e Rober t Curr y famil y o n Duva l Street, " h e said . "Mr . Curr y wa s a membe r o f th e million air e Curr y cla n tha t owne d th e magnifi cen t Curr y an d Son s stor e tha t wa s a t th e foo t o f Fron t Stree t nea r th e Mallor y Steamshi p docks . I t wa s a massiv e whit e woode n structur e wit h a turrete d watch towe r an d porche s al l aroun d th e secon d floor . Th e ceilin g wa s bedecke d wit h beautifu l swingin g chandelier s tha t matche d th e beautifu l architectura l char' acte r o f th e building . I t wa s wel l stocke d wit h al l kind s o f shi p supplies , hardware , sp y glasses , piece s o f art , salvag e supplies , groceries , an d genera l supplies . I t wa s th e Ta j Maja l o f Ke y West , an d Curr y an d Son s dominate d th e busines s pictur e i n Ke y Wes t fo r man y years. " DR . BISSO N REMEMBER S dozen s o f name s o f peopl e o n hi s famil y tree , man y o f who m stil l liv e i n Ke y West . "M y grand father , Joh n Bisson , cam e t o Ke y Wes t be for e 189 0 a s a shi p carpenter , an d h e buil t man y ship s i n Ke y West . "M y mothe r ha d on e siste r i n Ke y West . He r nam e wa s Dor a Perry . He r thre e childre n wer e Sarah , Lincoln , an d Mary . Lincol n Perry , m y firs t cousin , becam e th e movi e sta r Stepi n Fetchi t wh o mad e many , man y movin g picture s an d cam e t o Ke y Wes t t o perfor m fo r Presiden t Harr y Truma n a t th e Littl e Whit e House . Stepi n Fetchi t cam e t o Memphi s thre e year s ag o t o atten d th e funera l o f m y o.lcis t s.ister , Mrs . Winifre d Thompson . H e ha d a strok e a mont h afte r th e funera l an d i s livin g i n a n actors ' nursin g hom e nea r Lo s Angeles. . I las t sa w hi m i n Au gus t whe n I wa s ou t ther e attendin g a medica l meeting . " I wa s a membe r o f th e St . Peter' s Episcopa l Church , whic h a t tha t tim e wa s th e larges t Episcopa l churc h fo r black s i n th e state . I wa s a n alta r bo y ther e fo r eigh t year s an d a cros s beare r fo r eigh t years . "M y fathe r worke d o n th e Panam a Cana l whe n h e wa s 1 8 year s old . H e helpe d

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eflR E necexrme ; Ou r Bos s sandal s fo r me n an d wome n hav e th e strappin g goo d look s yo u can t d o withou t thi s summer . Open-ai r styling . Barefoo t comfort . I n leather s tha t kee p thei r cool , naturally . Ge t the m here . You'l l wea r the m everywhere . 12 6 duva t stree t ke y wes t di g it . M y mothe r ha d gon e t o wor k a t th e ag e o f 1 2 fo r a judg e i n Nassau . Sh e live d i n hi s househol d an d wa s taugh t t o se w an d crochet . Afte r m y parent s move d t o Ke y West , m y mothe r sewe d fo r a ver y ric h whit e lad y there . Sh e wa s th e wido w o f Joh n J . Philbrick , wh o ha d owne d th e streetca r line , th e powe r plan t an d a n amusemen t par k whic h a t tha t tim e wa s supoose d t o b e th e larges t o f it s kin d i n Florida . "Whe n I wa s seven , thi s fin e lad y wante d m e t o trave l wit h he r an d he r grandson , Georg e Strieker , wh o wa s abou t m y age . Hi s fathe r ha d bee n kille d i n th e Sa n Francisc o earthquake . Fo r thre e summer s I travele d wit h them . We' d g o b y steamshi p fro m Ke y Wes t t o Miam i o r som e othe r plac e tha t ha d a rai l termi na l an d travel , oh , everywhere , fro m ther e b y train . Th e railroa d wa s bein g extende d a t tha t tim e t o Ke y Wes t bu t hadn' t bee n completed . "TH E FIRS T SUMMER , Georg e an d I ha d a stateroo m o n th e steame r t o ourselves , an d w e al l at e togethe r wit h everyon e els e o n th e ship . Th e secon d summer , thing s changed . I t wa s strang e an d puz zlin g t o me . I t wa s th e yea r tha t Florid a se t it s Ji m Cro w foo t dow n hard . Th e ship' s stewar d cam e t o announc e dinner , bu t tol d m e I woul d hav e t o wai t i n th e stateroom . I couldn' t figur e tha t out . Afte r Mrs . Philbric k an d Georg e cam e back , I wa s directe d t o th e dinin g room . Th e foo d an d servic e wer e first-rat e — bu t I wa s th e onl y dine r i n tha t grea t bi g dinin g room . " I di d a lo t o f thinkin g whil e I ate . I though t lik e th e devil . I thought , 'Th e whit e ma n i s a foo l t o g o t o al l thi s expens e an d troubl e t o fee d jus t on e littl e ol d blac k boy . ' Whe n w e go t aboar d th e trai n i n Miam i an d heade d u p th e coast , i t wa s th e sam e thing . I wasn' t allowe d t o rid e wit h th e whites . I mus t hav e bee n th e onl y Negr o o n th e trai n becaus e the y pu t m e i n a rai l ca r al l b y myself . A whol e car , jus t fo r me . I wa s allowe d i n th e dine r onl y afte r al l th e whit e folk s ha d finishe d eating . An d I though t again , 'Th e whit e ma n i s a foo l t o g o t o al l thi s expens e an d troubl e jus t fo r on e person ' However , I de cide d no t t o resen t i t bu t t o enjo y it . I ha d a goo d tim e takin g i n th e scener y flashin g b y fro m whateve r sea t I wante d i n th e ca r sinc e I wa s th e onl y occupant . "Mrs . Philbrick ' didn' t wan t thing s tha t way , bu t ther e wa s nothin g sh e coul d d o abou t it . Sh e wa s jus t th e greatest lady . Whateve r sh e bough t fo r George , she' d bu y on e jus t lik e i t fo r me . Sh e eve n bough t u s violin s an d hire d a teach e r fo r us . An d whe n w e wer e traveling , sh e mad e m e writ e hom e ever y week . "LATER , M Y MOTHE R pu t m e i n a tailo r sho p t o lear n th e trade . I woul d g o t o th e shop , the n g o t o school , an d the n g o bac k t o th e tailo r sho p afte r school . x Afte r w e move d t o Miami , I wa s employe d fo r a whil e b y a tailor. " Bu t h e ha d know n sinc e h e wa s fiv e year s ol d tha t h e wa s goin g t o becom e a .doctor . "M y mothe r tol d m e the n tha t sh e wante d m e t o b e a doctor , an d m y fathe r backe d he r up . "Befor e goin g t o A & M , I ha d picke d u p a boo k o f Lati n declensions , fo r some thin g lik e 1 5 cent s o r a quarter . I t lai d ou t al l th e declension s anybod y coul d eve r expec t t o need . I figure d tha t spendin g m y slac k tim e learnin g the m wa s bette r tha n jus t idlin g awa y time . I learne d the m all , backward s an d for ward s an d sideways . "Th e firs t da y i n Lati n clas s a t college , th e professo r aske d wh o coul d declin e somethin g an d m y han d wen t u p — th e onl y one . Again , an d a thir d time . B y thi s time , th e professo r wa s beginnin g t o fee l challenged . Th e res t o f th e hour , h e concentrate d o n m e alone , testin g me , tryin g t o tric k me . Afte r class , h e tol d me , 'Youn g man , yo u don' t nee d an y mor e Lati n fo r th e rest o f you r life.' " 52 4 Fron t Stree t Ke v West , Florid a 3304 0 \& Fhclefcb e i s ope n everynigh t for dinne r from 6p m unti l I2midnigh t W e ar e servin g Catc h o f th e Day , Shrim p Scampi , Quiches , Chees e Boards , Homemad e Soup s S L Fres h Salads , Vegetabl e Entre e o f th e uey, Fin e Wine s & Importe d Beers . l&R&clett e 60 9 Duv&lSt.i n r % LimeSquare,29 f 121 2 'J 'i j t ' DR . BISSO N CREDIT S hi s eagernes s t o lear n t o som e o f th e teacher s h e ha d i n Ke y West , an d h e ca n nam e the m all : Mrs . Theres a Lange , Mrs . Yule e Welters , Mrs . Lucill e Graha m Cummings , Mis s Constanc e Roberts , Mis s Iren e Roberts , Mis s Bell e Leggett , Mis s Mildre d Shavers , an d Pro fesso r Jame s N . English . " I als o studie d tailorin g befor e an d afte r schoo l unde r Mr . Ernes t Brown , Mr . Alfre d Culmer , an d Mr . Fre d Moss . I too k pian o lesson s fro m Mis s Verno n Edding s o n Thoma s Street . I als o too k violi n lesson s fro m Mr . Jo e Hanniba l an d Mrs . Valdes . I wa s a membe r o f th e Joll y Boy s Orchestra . Th e othe r member s wer e Presto n Johnson , cornetist ; Willia m Stirrup , pianist ; Lamber t Welters , vio linist ; Feli x Rodriguez , clarinetist ; I wa s a violinist ; Josi e Wilson , soloist ; Yor k Scott , soloist ; an d Professo r Fran k Welter s wa s musi c conductor . "W e playe d fo r dances , recitals , concerts , an d onc e a mont h th e sister s a t St . Franci s Xavie r Catholi c Schoo l o n Virgini a Stree t allowe d ou r orchestr a t o perfor m an d giv e a two-hou r progra m fo r th e students . " I wa s electe d presiden t o f th e studen t bod y whe n I wa s a t Douglas s Junio r Hig h School , an d I too k a n activ e par t i n athletics . I wa s i n track , basketball , dramatics , an d debating . I graduate d valedictoria n i n 1917 . M y classmate s wer e E d Dupont , Edn a Brown , Selin a Washington , Miria m Kemp , Asalen a Shavers , an d Harr y Gabriel . Othe r member s o f th e hig h schoo l wer e Rut h Cantwell , Mari e Brown , Thelm a Cantwell , Alexandrin a Hererra , Alic e Hererra , Thoma s Reed , Wilhemin a McCall , Myrtl e Dean , an d Bell e Sarnber. " DR . BISSO N MARRIE D Maud e Le e Voorhie s i n 1930 ; sh e ha s bee n no t onl y wif e bu t medica l assistan t an d helpmat e eve r since , earnin g distinction s o f he r own . A teach e r whe n sh e married , sh e bega n helpin g th e docto r an d wen t t o Meharr y Medica l Colleg e t o tak e u p physica l therapy . I n 1976 , sh e wa s name d Woma n o f th e Yea r b y th e 600-membe r auxiliar y t o th e Nationa l Medica l Association . Th e kin d o f ma n h e is , th e reaso n tha t Dr . Bisso n i s a venerate d physician , i s eviden t jus t i n readin g hi s reminiscence s abou t som e o f th e peopl e h e ha s cured . "I t ha s bee n wort h i t all, " h e said . "I f I ha d t o d o i t al l ove r again , I' d d o th e sam e thing . It' s wort h i t t o wor k wit h a patien t unti l 2 a.m . an d se e tha t wha t yo u hav e bee n doin g i s beginnin g t o sho w results , t o se e th e worrie d famil y finall y manag e a smile . "It' s wort h i t t o se e th e breakthrough s i n medicin e com e along , t o fee l tha t you'v e someho w bee n a par t o f it . T o se e smallpox , tuberculosis , an d othe r awfu l disease s b e brough t unde r control. " . H E I S FON D o f encapsulin g hi s philo soph y o f life' s purpos e b y som e word s whic h wer e quit e enigmati c t o hi m whe n h e rea d the m a s a boy : Wha t I gave , I have . TH E DEC K Fres h Quich e Dail y Fres h Shrim p Dail y Escargot s Ke y Lim e Tar t NE W HOURS ! No w Ope n Sunday s Sunda y Lunc h 11:30-4:0 0 Sunda y Dinne r 6:30-10:3 0 Weekday s Lunc h 11:30-4:0 0 Thursday-Saturda y Dinne r 6:30-10:3 0 Close d Wednesda y CHE F REN A BORE L 124DUVA L PH . 294-767 7 TH E BUL L BA R TH E an d WHISTL E BALLROO M Th e Bes t Liv e Entertainmen t 7 Day s an d night s a wee k Downstair s Th e Bes t I n Dancin g 7 Night s aWee k Upstair s 224Duva l i n Ol d Tow n

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A littl e gol d fo r bi g daddy . A piec e o f Kara t Gol d Jewelr y reall y get s th e messag e acros s o n Father' s Day . An d i t doesn' t hav e t o cos t a lo t becaus e whe n it' s mad e o f rea l gold , eve n a small , simpl e piec e i s perfectl y elegant . S o com e m on d choos e fro m ou r selectio n o f Kara t gol d chains , bracelet s an d rings . Realgol d fo r you r dad . Th e onl y \ygy.yo u ca n tel l hi m s o muc h wit h somethin g s o little . WI L GAMBL E JEWELE R «O O DUVAL . STREE T KE Y WEST . FLORID A S304 O Nothin g els e feel s lik e rea l gol d _ — mmmm m Iplil M I I L HHHl ' ii . r vJ i 1 * 1 r M UHJi'i' f r ™."'l ' — H ^Fui e Hand-Gifte d • • Silve r 6 & Gol d 210B c DuvalSt. , • • c Key c Wes t Visi t ou r showroom s an d brows e throug h ou r larfi e inventor y o f wicke r an d ratta n furnitur e an d th e larges t selectio n o f fabric s i n th e Keys . Custom Draperie s & Slipcover s Wallpape r Ratta n & Wicke r Furnitur e Lamp s Carpetin g & Viny l Floorin g Larges t Selectio n o f Fabric s i n th e Key s BITNER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S Fo r you r complet e professiona l interio r decoratin g service . 102 5 Whit e 5lree t Ke y Wes t Teleohon e 294-127 8 What I spent , I had . Wha t I kept , I lost . H E SAY S I T wa s mor e tha n hal f a centur y late r tha t h e fel t h e ha d graspe d thei r tru e meaning : whateve r yo u giv e come s bac k i n priceles s measure . " I hav e trie d t o b e th e kin d o f old-styl e docto r wher e interes t i n th e conditio n o f th e patien t exceede d interes t i n con ditio n o f th e pocketbook . Onc e a ma n wit h th e fl u cam e i n here . H e sai d h e ha d bee n t o anothe r physicia n twic e an d th e fe e ha d been , fo r a ma n o f hi s finan cia l circumstances , staggering . H e said , 'Dr . Bisson , I nee d som e treatmen t bad , but I' m scare d t o g o bac k t o th e othe r docto r becaus e I ain' t go t bu t $ 5 t o m y name. ' I tol d him , 'Si t down . I don' t wan t anybod y coinin g t o thi s offic e scare d o f wha t th e bil l i s goin g t o be.' " Now , afte r a caree r tha t ha s spanne d mor e tha n thre e generations , afte r treat in g hundred s o f thousand s o f patients , an d afte r contributin g mor e t o th e fiel d o f relievin g huma n sufferin g tha n anyon e coul d imagine , Dr . Bisso n i s read y t o retire . "It'l l b e sometim e thi s year, " he ' . said . "N o particula r date . Jus t whe n it' s al l done. " KE Y WES T Pirate s Alle y Ke y Wes t SE E QUALIT Y HANDMAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y w e ni l mai l order s PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T Remembe r Father' s Da y I OpC N 1 1 A M T O 9 p M FRE E PARKIN G Tel . 294-400 0 E L CACIQU E RESTAURAN T SPECIALIZIN G I N SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 $ DUVA I ST . • V i Bloc k foot* NATKHW I BAMU poetry towering pines glisten as a gentle shower falls on the youth of day. droplets of light seep thru and the eyes of the forest unveil a symphony of movement a woodpecker busies itself with a typed letter of approval, a couple of cardinals perch in judgment to the sky. sapling of bright green and brown drinks in slowly the elixir of life. i feel the calm of the forest inside me. i feel the aool of the earth, a fragrance in the air. Mother Nature signs the morning with her signature of love. by George Gullette HOIVNTHETICS I MONE l CONTAIN S PoMMiu m Solution . Cocanut-Ol'v^Pwpwnwn i Dil i PURE-CASTILE-SOA P 3 A 0 m j^dllui i 1 p*r i i n 1 0 P*rt i mn waiw l N W on I Se w Ury . i n np* l «ni-mowmlp-lK*-»y t 7 . niul i wit h hit »tt * B Pappwmm l t)i f So v (o r [ " Uom h IT W >pf*r t oi l ' ' PmSfuwti ow n m •B*by-fH DON' T EA T SOAP ! KEE P OU T O F EYE ) DILUTE ! DILUTE ! OK ! M l (M|W-io«|l ' 113. 2 c m *^ « NO W AVAILABL E ^ Environmenta l Circu s SUMME R HOUR S 106 CfcMMt f 51 S OUVA L STREE T / KfV>EST , FLORID A 1304 0 FO R TH E NEWES T AM P LA I 1S T Visi t u s an d brows e throug h ne w domesti c an d importe d fabric s an d windo w treatment s fro m ove r 2 0 interio r companie s no t represente d elsewher e i n th e Keys . Ne w line s advertise d i n Architectural Digest, Interior Design, etc.: Whe n yo u thin k o f interior s thin k o f SMAL L MOVIN G MA N I A M A T a -hillsid e in n i n Nort h Carolin a wit h th e note s fo r m y boo k sprea d abou t m e — pickin g u p an d puttin g down , rearrangin g an d reshapin g nostalgi c is lan d images . On e o f th e islan d slide s ha s go t t o b e o f Re d Beccaise , th e Smal l Movin g ma n o f Ke y Wes t A Nort h Georgi a woma n o n tha t inn' s porc h show s interest . "Re d Beccaise, " I explain , "fo r year s ha s answere d summon s t o islan d household s followin g large , admire d di sasters . • Suc h a s fires , blow-ups , dis missals , divorces , separation s an d spat s — domesti c o r corporate. " "O , h e come s lik e th e souther n planter . Th e undertaker, " sai d th e Nort h Georgi a woman , feelin g o f he r pendant , whic h i s i n th e shap e o f a toot h wit h tw o long , wiggl y roots . Well , generally , yo u are a t th e en d o f you r rop e whe n yo u cal l Re d Beccaise . Let' s sa y th e spine t pian o an d th e freeze r ar e t o g o t o th e Moose , an d th e Mode l T refrigerato r t o Goodwill . Firs t o f all , yo u g o throug h Prenchie . Frenchi e Beccais e man s thei r phone . Sh e cool s yo u down , set s yo u right . Yo u ar e mad e t o se e tha t a ma n lik e Re d Beccaise , Smal l Movin g man , i s wort h waitin g for , an d that' s jus t wha t you'l l do . AFTE R DASHIN G AL L hopes , Frenchie , wh o ha s no w establishe d wh o run s thi s outfit , i s ap t t o locat e Re d an d sen d hi m ove r s o tha t th e spine t arrive s a t th e Moos e o n time . Th e firs t tim e I eve r sa w Re d an d Frenchie , the y wer e takin g refreshmen t Th e Investmen t o f a Lifetime.. . Worth y o f a Fin e Frame . PE T UNDE R ME W OWNERSHI P Ke y Plaz a 296-691 2 LE T U S FIN D Tt H RIGH T DO C FO R YOU ! Plu s ou r ful l lin e o f colorfu l varietie s o f bird s an d fis h We do dog and cat grooming "Th e Ful l ftorvk* Pe t Store " at Eddie' s Littl e Luncheonett e o n Olivi a Street . An d I said , " I jus t kno w that' s ou r Smal l Movin g ma n an d hi s wife. " I t seem s t o m e tha t Re d an d Frenchi e ar e red-headed , thoug h th e haz e o f distanc e her e i n Nort h Carolina , whic h etche s the m clea r an d tru e fo r me , migh t hav e light ene d th e hu e o f thei r hair . Re d alway s arrive s a t th e jo b sit e t o fin d a flapdoodle . Person s wh o wan t Smal l Movin g usuall y ar e i n a shamefu l menta l state . Re d comes , traile d b y hi s crew . I t seem s t o m e tha t th e cre w ma y chang e fro m visi t t o visit . Th e cas t ma y change , no t th e appearance . An d Re d neve r changes . There , o n th e landing , i s Red , impassiv e i n overalls , an d th e cre w wit h al l it s muscles . Red , wh o ha s passe d thi s wa y before , eve n recognize s shape s o f furniture , lik e ol d pal s me t i n th e street . Tak e thi s oa k chest . He' s ha d a coupl e o f goe s a t it , twic e up , twic e down . RE D SELDO M SPEAKS . Mutely , h e in dicate s th e doll y whic h th e cre w bring s _ u p o n wheels . A s o n th e bridg e o f a shi p stand s Re d — a no d here , a signa l there , an d th e bi g gree n chai r sai-l s dow n lik e lint . Th e divan , flippe d ove r o n it s side , waft s down . • • Thi s i s Red' s spher e o f influence . It' s ol d materia l warme d over . N o mat te r ho w stuc k a n awkwar d monolit h o f fur niture , n o matte r ho w shar p a stai r curv e o r narro w a n aperture , Re d conquers . Th e householde r fizze s about , con sume d wit h prid e o r nerve s o r pique . Unde r stress , on e wa s know n t o thro w u p a windo w an d wav e a chambe r pot . Re d retain s hi s self-command . Com e eac h Fourt h o f July , hav e yo u spotte d tha t large , chirpy , fade d re d tent , flappin g hospitabl y fro m a prominen t statio n acros s fro m Smather' s Beach ? That' s Re d an d Frenchi e Beccaise' s an nua l party , tosse d b y th e island' s Smal l Movin g man . Gat/o //veso J SO 6 CJ63T ox v APPARE L BIKINI S O S L U U J C C L U O U J 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-oi 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 tov 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

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marvi n paige , prop . 90 0 cluva B stree t gingerbrea d squar e ke y wes t 33040^ ^ C 305-296-555 8 > ope n lunc h 124 dinne r & suppe r 7 2 a m k al l nigh t fr i & sa t note s an d antic-dote s b y Doroth y Rayme r YOU'R E INVITED! , t o visi t ou r offic e i n th e "Oldes t Schoo l House " buildin g 33 6 Duva l (corne t o f Eato n Street ) REALTY . 294-515 5 Residentia l • Commercia l • Investmen t Propert y THI S I S TH E thir d an d fina l articl e o f a serie s con cernin g th e bizarr e stor y o f Kar l Tanzler, wh o adopte d th e titl e o f Coun t Vo n Co'se l an d wh o wa s probabl y th e mos t notori ou s prove n necrophilia c i n history . Ironically , thi s infamou s love r o f th e dea d becam e a prim e touri.s t attractio n an d indi rectl y contribute d t o internationa l interes t i n Ke y West . Fo r thos e wh o misse d th e Apri l an d Ma y issue s o f Solares Bill, Vo n Cosel , a s h e wa s generall y known , body snatche d th e corps e o f a youn g woman , Elen a Hoyos , an d kep t i t a s hi s be d partne r fro m 193 1 unti l 1940 , whe n hi s possessio n o f th e decease d becam e publi c knowledge . Vo n Cosel , a radiologis t a t th e ol d Marin e Hospital , too k X-ray s o f th e tunercula r Elen a whe n sh e wa s admitte d fo r examination . H e immediatel y regarde d th e dyin g gir l a s a re incarnatio n fro m hi s lif e i n th e pas t an d claime d tha t lon g ag o sh e ha d bee n hi s love . I n subsequen t cour t sessions , af te r Vo n Cose l ha d bee n arreste d fo r vandalis m o f a grave , h e confesse d tha t Elen a wa s th e embodimen t o f dream s h e ha d sus taine d fro m boyhoo d o n throug h t o hi s curren t age , whic h i n 1 9 4 0 wa s approachin g 7 0 years . VO N COSE L NEGOTIATE D wit h Elena' s famil y t o creat e a mausoleu m i n th e Cit y Cemeter y fo r hi s beloved . Meanwhile , sh e wa s supposedl y burie d i n a regula r grav e befor e transfe r t o th e cryp t tha t Vo n Cosel.buil t wit h hi s ow n hands . Afte r nearl y tw o years , Vo n Cose l complete d a n elabor at e above-groun d vault . Th e lo w rounde d to p wa s cappe d b y a n urn . Originally , a panele d glas s door , whic h wa s kep t locke d excep t whe n Vo n Cose l visited , le d t o a fe w step s descendin g int o th e interior . O n on e corne r o f th e outsid e wal l was.th e inscriptio n "Elen a Milagr o Hoyos " (he r marrie d nam e o f Mes a wa s omitted) . Beneat h tha t he r date s o f birt h an d deat h wer e followe d b y th e traditiona l "R.I.P., " althoug h i t wa s a numbe r o f year s befor e th e bod y o f Elen a wa s permitte d t o "Res t I n Peace. " TH E BURIA L CHAMBE R resemble d a lo w fallou t shelter . I n it s di m interio r ther e wa s a caske t enclose d i n a glass toppe d case , flanke d b y a lo w 'tabl e an d chairs . Vo n Cose l ofte n sa t there."communicating " wit h Elena . H e eve n lef t ten de r lov e note s t o furthe r th e illusio n tha t th e corps e wa s i n th e cemeter y shrine . I t wa s rumored , falsely , tha t h e ha d a telephon e i n th e tom b an d converse d wit h Elen a fro m hi s hous e i n storm y weather . Fo r years , Elena' s bod y ha d no t reall y bee n lyin g i n repos e bu t ha d bee n conceale d i n th e wrecke d fuselag e o f a .plan e whic h Vo n Cose l ha d purchased . Th e plan e wa s grounde d o n th e Nava l statio n nea r th e Marin e Hospita l unti l a stric t commandin g office r ordere d i t removed . Vo n Cose l the n ha d th e plan e towe d ou t t o a n are a know n a s Butcher' s Pen , onc e th e sit e o f a slaughte r house . Th e bod y remaine d i n th e plane , an d h e live d i n a n adjacen t beachsid e shack . Whe n thi s propert y wa s sold , h e move d t o a tumble dow n garag e nea r 17t h Stree t an d Plagle r Avenu e o n a bi t o f lan d whic h i s no w par t o f propert y owne d b y Ji m an d Va l Lock lair . Onc e mor e settle d i n a n isolate d place , Vo n Cose l trans ferre d Elen a t o livin g quarter s i n th e converte d garage , wher e h e ensconce d th e bod y i n a canopie d bed . GRADUALLY , VO N COSE L ha d disassociate d himsel f fro m th e Hoyo s household , althoug h a t on e time , shortl y afte r Elena 1 a demise , h e ha d rente d he r bedroo m fro m th e famil y an d staye d ther e temporarily . A t tha t tim e he r relative s wer e apparentl y FO R OVE R FIFT Y YEAR S Secon d >ALAC E Secon d nearly-perfec t Casserol e Plan t Stand s Wast e Basket s youl l probabl y fin d NO T JUS T A GROCER Y BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R America n Wicke r Factor y Outle t v 52 4 Duva l St. , Ke y Wes t 52 2 Flemin g St . Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t Ph . 296-566 3 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s unawar e tha t Elen a wa s no t i n th e tom b he r elderl y admire r ha d constructe d fo r her . Year s passed . Vo n Cose l di d no t kee p u p hi s intimac y wit h Elena' s people . He,n o longe r ha d hi s X-ra y technician' s job , an d hi s incom e dwindled . H e wa s unabl e t o mak e monetar y gift s t o he r famil y a s h e ha d i n th e past . O N SEPTEMBE R 29 , 1940 , Elena' s sister , Mrs . Mari o Medina , wen t t o Justic e o f th e Peac e Enriqu e Esquinaldo, , Ver y muc h upset , sh e tol d Esquinald o tha t sh e place d flower s o n th e grave s o f al l he r famil y ever y Sunday , bu t tha t suddenly , whe n sh e cam e t o Elena' s tomb ; she " haS " " a feelin g tha t he r siste r wa s no t insid e th e vault . Bolstere d b y he r "woman' s intuition, " sh e wen t ou t t o th e hom e o f Vo n Cose l an d bravel y confronte d him , askin g directly , "Wha t hav e yo u don e wit h m y sister? " place to dine fo% lovels of fine food 5. '3 ° "> i ' :0 ° 3430 Ul. Sloosevett zuiva. 394-5541 Von Cosel, left, shown being questioned at his home by (left to right): Havana newspaper man Francisco M. Opero, Louis Harris, (Von Cosel 's attorney), and Dr. Julio DePod. note pipe organ in back. (Photo courtesy of Monroe County Public Library.) Accordin g t o Judg e Esquinaldo , th e "scientist " ad mitte d h e wa s keepin g Elen a wit h hi m bu t sai d h e wa s doin g s o i n orde r t o conduc t experiment s fo r restorin g he r t o life . H e eve n showe d Mrs . Medin a th e figur e o f Elena , lyin g i n stat e unde r the . be d veiling . TH E DISTRESSE D SISTE R tol d Esquinald o tha t sh e ha d firs t gon e t o th e sheriff' s department . Whe n he r stor y wa s dismisse d a s fantasy , sh e appeale d t o Esquinaldo . Late r h e said , "I t struc k m e a s on e o f thos e unusua l case s o f necrophilism . I accompanie d Mrs . Medin a t o tal k wit h Vo n Cosel , an d m y suspicio n wa s verified. " A t first , Mrs . Medin a wante d t o hus h u p th e horrifyin g circumstances , an d s o a week' s repriev e wa s given , wit h th e warnin g tha t th e abducto r mus t retur n th e bod y t o th e cemeter y withi n a week . Esquinald o wa s enrage d whe n h e ha d confirme d th e stealin g o f th e body , an d h e kep t urgin g Elena' s siste r t o tak e lega l action . , o _ continued on -page 22 ANGELC' S OASI S TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPE N DAILY'TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . c o T 5 MARIN E BIOLOGIS T Guide Your Canoe Silently Into The Serena Beauty Of Protected Tropical Island Waters. Se e The Keys As The Indians Did, And Explore With An Experienced Local Naturalist. QAM-4P M « ' INCLUDE S $20.0 0 pe r perso n EQUIPPE D CANOE S & LUNC H FO R MOR E INFORMATIO N WRIT E P.O . BOX6 2 BI G PJNEKEY , FL A 3304 3 CAU L 306-872-262 0 uniqu e boutiqu e Designe r Clothe s Scot t Barr y Will i Smit h Caro l Hor n Mart a Salvador i 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

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o COMIN G — JUNE!! ! a twis t fo r th e bes t . . . obe s Th e Supe r Sanda l Fo r Me n & Wome n Giv e you r fee t Mobes . They'l l lov e yo u lorever . Runners , Walkers , Jumpers , Climbers . Roa d tes t Mobe s at... . 20 8 DUVA L S T OL D KE Y WE S . . . an d fee t kne w ecstasy ! ^T^vTr^wm^:::^^ poetry EVERY BAY Every day a soft wind blows My colored shards of glass. To cause a tune so sweet and clear I see into my past. I look bask on the times I learned And felt the pain like you, And smile at the lesson taught That came from love so true. I wonder if we'll ever see The day when no one cries. I hope that everyone is loving Someone in their eyes. I wish there was a way I could Just help the rest to see The pain and lonely feelings known Can leave us totally. Gau&e--every day a soft wind blows My chimes inside my heart, To cause a music soft and true, To show me I 'm a part Of all the times that we've all seen, The pain and things untrue, And all the lessons ever learned That came from love so true. Jimmie Joe Gibson ' 1 1

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1 2 Tt e Ke y West' s bran d ne w Floatin g Restauran t • 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 IG E 294-808 2 ns i Specializin g k r °|inpert& t Clothing , Moroocai \ Import * j Indonesia n Import s India n imports' * 60 1 Duva l Stree t Menta l Healt h i n Conflic t DEPENDIN G O N WHIC H sid e o f th e po litica l fenc e yo u choose , th e Menta l Healt h Clini c o f th e Lowe r Key s i s eithe r th e sit e o f a full-fledge d loca l rhubar b o r a cas e o f ver y sou r professiona' l grapes . No t unlik e man y loca l issues , camp s ar e divide d amon g voca l opponents , per suasiv e advocate s an d a significan t num be r o f peopl e hesitan t t q bit e th e beauro crati c han d tha t feed s them . ASID E FRO M TH E man y wh o stan d t o gai n o r los e fro m a n organizationa l chang e i n ..th e .Key . Wes t ..clinic,....ther e ar e ap proximatel y 40 0 limited-incom e patient s whos e menta l stabilit y depend s o n re ceivin g -th e highes t qualit y treatmen t possible , regardles s o f professiona l in fighting . Als o a t stak e i s th e disburse men t o f som e $60,00 0 wort h o f cit y an d count y funds . Tha t hard-wo n mone y account s fo r ap proximatel y one-quarte r o f th e tota l an nua l budge t administere d b y Dr . Nanc y Spesso , directo r o f the . private , non profi t agency . . Th e younges t o f al l menta l healt h director s i n th e stat e an d on e o f it s fou r femal e directors , 32-year—ol d Spess o sit s a t th e hu b o f th e controversy . De scribe d a s a n "authoritaria n manipulator , a genui s a t publi c relations , a no-non sens e administrato r an d a n empir e builder, " Spess o i s th e objec t o f a t leas t on e law sui t file d b y a disgruntle d forme r employe e an d th e "darling " o f th e Menta l Healt h Clinic' s Boar d o f Directors . CONVERSATIO N WIT H HE R disclose s few , i f any , clearl y abrasiv e attitudes . Sh e .willingl y rearranges,he r schedul e t o ac comodat e a n interview . He r manne r i s friendl y an d professional ; he r answer s ar e direct , considered'an d uncritica l o f he r detractors . Strictl y publi c relations , som e claim . b y Kathlee n Hargreave a Psychiatris t Jerr y Weinstock , a for me r co-directo r o f th e clini c an d no w i n privat e practice , act s a s spokesma n fo r th e opposition . "Th e wa y menta l healt h clinic s ar e ru n i n th e Key s make s Watergat e pal e b y comparison, " state s th e psychiatris t wit h a histor y o f volatil e confrontation s wit h Spesso . Citin g numerou s example s o f he r allege d duplicity , Weinstoc k say s i t ha s bee n virtuall y impossibl e t o in.stigat e a n impartia l investigatio n o f th e admini strator ' s professiona l behavior . "She' s go t th e boar d eatin g ou t o f he r hand . -Sh e wine s an d dine s them . Sh e meet s wit h the m frequentl y o n a one-to on e basi s an d she' s go t the m al l snowe d int o rubber-stampin g anythin g sh e says. " WH Y SHOUL D JERR Y WEINSTOC K car e ho w Nanc y Spess o operate s o r wha t transpire s a t th e clinic ? H e say s it' s a matte r o f professiona l involvemen t o r perhap s — mor e accurately , hi s noninvolvement . A s on e o f tw o practicin g psychia trist s i n Ke y West , Weins.toc k claim s tha t Spess o refuse s t o hav e an y professiona l contac t wit h him . Rathe r tha n mak e us e o f loca1 professiona l resources , th e clini c relie s solel y o n a once-a-wee k visi t b y a Miam i psychiatris t wh o ha s littl e tim e t o d o mor e tha n revie w pa tien t medication . Weinstoc k explain s tha t i n th e pas t h e offere d hi s service s t o th e clini c fo r consultatio n an d worke d ther e a fe w hour s a wee k fo r a brie f period . Whe n informe d tha t th e clini c coul d no t affor d hi s fees , Weinstoc k offere d t o continu e fo r free . "Sh e tol d m e th e clini c didn' t nee d m y help . Ke y Wes t i s loaded.wit h need . It' s burstin g a t th e seam s I 'I' m furnish in g supervisio n -now, ' sh e said . Sh e als o tol d m e tha t th e staf f ha d me t an d decide d the y didn' t wan t m y help . The y late r denie d an y suc h meeting . Sh e fur Fro m ou r ftulova centur y 2 collectio n Ove r a hundre d year s ago , a Bulov a wa s on e o f th e mos t advance d watche s yo u coul d buy . i t stil l is . A . Accutro n Quartz . #92505 , $250 . B . Accutro n Quartz . #92946,5225 . Beachcombe r Jeweler s Ke y Plaz a Shoppin g Cente r 296-581 1 DANSKIN S ANIT A KANTO R Dresse s TANGA . BATHIN G SUIT S " Brazil ' KIEHL' S Ski n Product s HAND-PAINTE D .Flora l T-SNrt s MADEMOISELLE . a fashio n experienc e no w ope n i n th e Harbo r Hous e Arcad e 42 3 FrontS t Ke y Wes t thermor e tol d he r boar d o f director s tha t I eithe r faile d t o sho w u p o r didn' t wor k whe n I wa s there . Tha t wa s th e en d o f m y involvemen t wit h th e clinic," , explaine d Weinstock , wh o keep s a detaile d fil e o n hi s activitie s wit h th e clinic . DR . ALPHONS O REY , th e othe r psychia tris t i n town , ha s als o terminate d hi s relationshi p wit h th e clinic . Hi s moti vation , was , i n part , economic . " I wa s offere d a consultant' s fe e o f $3 5 a n hour . That' s no t ba d i f th e servic e wa s limite d t o indigen t clients . Bu t i n emergenc y situation s o r application s o f th e Bake r Ac t ofte n involv e tim e i n court . Tha t ca n ad d u p t o a lo t o f hour s tha t ar e neede d b y m y privat e clients. " (Th e Bake r Ac t authorize s brie f hospitali zatio n o f th e patien t fo r emergenc y evalu atio n an d treatment. ) "TH E WA Y MENTA L HEALT H CLINIC S AR E RU N I N TH E KEY S MAKE S WATERGAT E PAL E B Y COM PARISON. " Anothe r are a o f Rey' s disagreemen t wit h th e clini c involve s wha t happen s t o th e clien t afte r a n evaluatio n i s made . "Onc e I'v e give n m y evaluation , th e clini c take s ove r treatment . Therap y i s don e b y others . I demande d tha t I b e abl e t o supervis e treatmen t o f patient s I diag nosed . I f that' s no t possible , the n th e therapis t shoul d b e abl e t o spen d a n hou r a wee k consultin g wit h m e o n th e patients ' progres s an d futur e treatment . I coul d no t com e t o a n understandin g wit h Dr . Spesso. " DR . LO U O'CONNOR , a clinica l psycholo gis t an d a n associat e o f Dr . Weinstoc k sinc e thei r co-directorshi p o f th e clinic , take s a similar , i f somewha t mor e removed , stan d o n th e issu e o f professiona l inter actio n betwee n th e clini c an d doctor s i n privat e practice . "Sinc e leavin g th e clini c i n 1973 , I'v e ha d virtuall y n o contac t wit h eithe r th e clini c o r it s directors , includin g Nancy . That' s rathe r interestin g i n an d of"itself . Wha t particularl y concern s m e mal e show vinists.. . Le t th e Leathe r Lof t embellis h yo u i n th e highes t an d hottes t o f style . Everything , an d the n som e leathe r o r no t — fo r th e much o mach o all-Ameri ca n male . Se e wha t happiness , no t t o mentio n thrills , a littl e sho w bi z ca n brin g t o you r life . Tur n a fe w head s wit h thread s tha t brin g ou t th e bes t i n you ! • Hea d & Speed o • studde d belt s swimsuit s . studde d leathe r . Campu s sportswea r . unstu dde d leathe r . Boule t & BV D brief s . j o x & so x . cowbo y hat s . t> oot s . d isc o to y s . co y &/o r cleve r card s . bedroo m toy s . muc h o 14 k gol d • mucho , macho , MORE ! NE W YOR K FIH E ISLAN D KE Y WES T abou t th e clini c i s th e lac k o f contac t betwee n i t an d an y o f it s pas t thre e di rector s an d practicin g psychotherapist s i n th e privat e secto r o f Ke y West . It' s a s i f there' s som e jealousy , som e quie t antagonis m betwee n th e director s an d ourselves . "Whe n yo u sto p t o realiz e tha t we'r e al l i n thi s busines s t o hel p peopl e ge t better , i t seem s mor e tha n a littl e strang e tha t ther e isn' t mor e interpla y betwee n menta l healt h professional s i n town. " ALTHOUG H DR . SPESS O di d no t addres s hersel f t o thi s issue , sh e di d advis e tha t a full-tim e psychiatris t ha d bee n locate d an d woul d joi n th e staf f i n mid summer . "Tha t won' t las t long," say s Wein stock . "Psychiatrist s hav e com e an d gon e a t th e clinic , an d I don' t hav e an y rea so n t o believ e thi s fello w wil l las t an y longe r tha n th e others . Ther e seem s t o exis t a n authorit y proble m betwee n Nanc y an d person s sh e see s a s rivals. " A S A FURTHE R exampl e o f hi s theory , Weinstoc k explaine d tha t Erni e Szetela , a forme r employe e pai d b y CET A an d agenc y monie s t o administe r th e Bake r Ac t pro gra m an d funds , wa s dismisse d b y Spess o becaus e "sh e sa w hi m a s a threat. " Erni e wa s extremel y competen t an d hold s a master' s degre e i n psychology . Spess o tol d th e boar d tha t h e wa s incompeten t an d recommende d tha t h e b e le t go, " say s Weinstock . Ther e i s a t leas t on e variatio n o n thi s story . Som e clai m tha t CET A fund s ha d ru n ou t an d tha t Spess o ha d n o al ternativ e bu t t o orde r Szetela' s layoff . Other s speculat e tha t a "personalit y clas h existe d betwee n th e two " an d th e onl y resolutio n t o th e proble m wa s th e exi t o f on e o f th e parties . Sinc e Spess o wa s th e director , Szetel a lost . Szetel a insist s tha t agenc y appea l guideline s wer e overlooked , tha t meeting s t o discus s hi s jo b statu s wer e hel d with ou t th e knowledg e o f th e complet e boar d o f director s (som e o f who m wer e sympa theti c t o him ) an d tha t Spess o attempte d t o haras s hi m b y refusin g t o sig n pa y authorization s unti l lega l ramification s wer e calle d t o he r attention . Litigatio n i s pending . ANOTHE R PROBLE M ARE A involvin g th e clini c center s o n Dr . Spesso' s profes siona l qualifications . KE Y WES T GLAS S WORK S CUSTO M STAINE D GLAS S WINDOW S & SHADE S CLASSE S & AR T GLAS S SUPPLIE S 1 3 EXPERIENC E OCEANSID E ELEGANC E F FRO M TH E MONSTER , ABOUN D TH E CORNER . T O KIN O PLAZ A Marriott s Cas a Marin a Resor t invite s yo u to experienc e Th e Calabash * loung e — th e exoti c loung e wit h a 5 t o 8 happ y hou r featurin g relaxin g entertainmen t an d a ra w ba r wit h shrimp , clam s an d oysters . A t 9 p m eac h night , dancin g an d liv e entertainmen t wit h to p group s begin . Experienc e th e Su n Su n Hut 8 — a poolsid e caban a ba r specializin g i n tropica l froze n ic e crea m drink s unde r azur e skies . Experienc e — jus t fo r you r complet e enjoymen t an d relaxation . i X Marriott s LCAS A MARIN A RESORT " Reynold s St . a t th e Ocea n Ke y Wes t 296-3555 R€ § goo d use d furnitur e Gingerbrea d DUVA L DUVA L DUVA L Stree t 101 8 Truma n j n i i i Fri*-$a + EMMT'I'I S ROSIE' S O W DUVA L goo d ns* d f a m l tar e _„_. * w ROSIE' S O1 S DUVA L SDTOO N DUVA L

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1 4 Saturda y afternoo n & Monda y nigh t basebal l 60 1 draf t 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 (basketbal l fans , too) , & th e murals . Drinkin g fan s lov e ou r 1 5 importe d beers. " Wine s & champagnes . Englis h dart s & regula r pool . No w servin g lunch . Bee r o f th e Month : Moosehea d 100 . Ope n 11:3 0 A M t o 2 AM . TH E SANDCASTL E / Margare t & Southar d Fou r block s eas t o f Duval TO P FLORIS T SHO P CORNER O F TRUMA N & WHIT E WANTE D Perso n o r coupl e wante d t o liv e i n m y hom e an d car e fo r m y 2 children , age s 2 & 3 lo r 3 weekda y nite s an d th e entir e week end . Privat e room , food , salar y & possibl y a car . I f yo u qualif y a s a lovin g paren t substitute , I' m locate d i n Ke y Haven . Cal l 294-871 2 evenings . "Inadequat e fo r th e positio n sh e holds, " state s Weinstock . "Ther e i s a worl d o f differenc e betwee n a psychia trist , a clinica l psychologist , a n edu cationa l psychologis t an d a counselor . Peopl e refe r t o he r a s "doctor " bu t fe w o f the m kno w tha t he r titl e ha s nothin g t o d o wit h medicine. " Dr . Spesso' s offic e contain s numer ou s frame d certificate s an d degrees , on e o f whic h confer s o n he r th e titl e o f Doc to r o f Philosoph y i n Counsellin g fro m th e Universit y o f Florida . Whe n questione d abou t he r jo b qualifications , Spess o ex plaine d tha t sh e pursue d a caree r i n counsellin g afte r spendin g a numbe r o f year s i n menta l healt h relate d positions . " I learne d jus t abou t everythin g I neede d t o kno w abou t menta l illnes s whe n m y husban d an d I live d 2 4 hour s a da y fo r thre e year s a s a paren t coupl e i n a resi denc e cottag e fo r disturbe d childre n a t a stat e menta l hospital . " I worke d int o th e caree r backwards . I said , ' I lik e wha t I' m doing , I ca n d o it , bu t I don' t kno w wh y I' m doin g it. ' I wen t fo r a master' s degree , the n w e wen t t o St . Croix , wher e w e di d diagnosti c evaluatio n o n childre n fo r th e government . Whe n w e cam e back , I go t a doctorat e fro m Gainesville . W e ra n a grou p treatmen t facilit y fo r disturbe d adolescent s fo r tw o years . I finishe d m y doctorate , serve d a s directo r o f outpatien t emergenc y i n Gainesvill e fo r thre e year s an d afte r visitin g Ke y Wes t decide d tha t I woul d appl y fo r thi s jo b i f i t eve r opene d up . I t did . I did . An d her e I am. " ALTHOUG H LEGALL Y ELIGIBL E t o hol d th e director' s position , Dr . Spess o i s unabl e t o mak e clinica l evaluations , pre scrib e medicatio n o r exercis e psychiatri c authorit y durin g emergenc y situation s be caus e sh e i s no t a psychiatris t o r a psychologist . Sh e an d he r staf f rel y o n thei r abilit y t o cal m a disturbe d patien t whe n th e occasio n arise s o r reques t medi ca l assistanc e fro m physician s o r hospita l emergenc y rooms . "Whe n al l els e fails , w e resor t t o th e jail . W e hat e t o d o i t bu t sometime s w e hav e n o alternative . Ther e jus t isn' t Fast Delivery Early and Late FEATURING NORTHEASTERN STYLE SANDWICHES Mon Thurs 10 am -12 Midnite Fri Sat 10 am 1:0 0 till? HAVING A WHALE OF A TIME. WISH YOU WERE HERE. We now have whole wheat bread! SANDWIC H SHO P 60 1 DUVA L # 3 I/NHAL E LESSON S A SALE S A REPAIR S io n TH E efflB A PICKER * AWK3U Y AN P SEL L USE D G>Ufl"A« S A LOWEST rniCEO SftMJG s fflP HARMOIMIGA 5 IMiHf c KEYS ! •3I7SIMONITO N enoug h mone y t o d o everythin g an d hir e everyon e w e want, " Spess o admits . Tal k abou t th e allocatio n o f tw o emergenc y bed s fo r menta l healt h patient s a t Florid a Key s Memoria l Hospita l continues . Eve n whe n th e ne w staf f psychiatris t arrives , eve n i f h e stays , ther e i s simpl y to o muc h wor k an d to o muc h tim e involve d fo r on e perso n t o handl e i t all , Weinstoc k concludes . "N o on e ca n b e o n cal l 2 4 hour s a day , seve n day s a week , 5 2 week s a year . Tha t woul d caus e a menta l proble m al l b y itself. " TH E PROBLEM S BELO W th e surfac e a t th e Menta l Healt h Clini c o f th e Lowe r Key s ar e one s whic h ca n an d sometime s d o jeopardiz e a patient' s welfare . Fro m al l indications , a n airin g o f grievances , hostilitie s an d represse d aggressio n b y al l involve d woul d mak e fo r a healthie r an d mor e efficien t stat e o f min d i n th e office s o f th e Menta l Healt h Clini c an d privat e menta l healt h practitioners . il l i s Tfrffl , MONSTE R HOOFROKTSFREE T KE Y WES T 1 FABRI C WORL D 61 3 SIMONTO N TEL.204-1773/KE Y WEST,FLA . $200 . GOLDSMIT H JS[ o Relativ e of Relatwit y b y Am y Le e D e Po o MONSTE R MOVIE S AN D ma d scientist s occup y th e mind s o f childre n everywhere . I wa s n o exception . I wa s perpetuall y lure d eac h Saturda y t o th e Stran d Theatr e o n Duva l Stree t b y th e dar k fascinatio n o f th e unknown . I wa s alway s a n industriou s child , willin g t o slav e an d toi l fo r th e thirt y cent s admissio n ther e an d considere d my sel f reall y fortunat e i f b y som e philan thropi c quir k o f fat e m y belove d mothe r gav e m e twent y cent s extra . Thi s wa s fo r th e purchasin g o f suc h wholesom e goodie s a s Reese' s Cup s an d th e candy-coate d licoric e cylinder s know n a s Goo d an d Plenty's . Th e latte r mad e a n effectiv e an d bizarr e adornmen t t o one' s fac e i f stuc k i n th e nostrils , a tric k I pulle d frequentl y t o disgus t an d embarras s m y younge r siste r Martha . Ke y Wes t ha d onl y tw o movi e house s whe n I wa s young , th e Stran d an d th e Sa n Carlos . Al l th e childre n wen t t o th e Stran d becaus e ther e were.thre e movie s show n a t th e Saturda y matinee . Th e Stran d als o ha d a kin d an d good-nature d owner , Igg y the y calle d him , wh o alway s stoo d b y th e doo r an d endure d th e endles s strea m o f youn g humanit y pulsin g an d ebbin g aroun d him , a nerv e strangle r whic h neve r seeme d t o bothe r him . H e seeme d t o kno w everybod y b y name . Thi s mad e th e movi e hous e a kin d o f hom e awa y fro m home , i n contras t t o th e impersona l chain s o f theater s w e hav e today . I delighte d i n hi s choic e o f cinemati c entertainmen t — a lus h arra y o f Abbot t an d Costell o an d Bower y Boy s movie s tha t wer e s o ol d th e voca l track s crackled . W e als o enjoye d screamin g ourselve s hoars e a t ever y Bori s Karlof f an d Vincen t Pric e movi e eve r made . Igg y certainl y kne w th e taste s o f hi s audience . I BECAM E ENTRANCE D wit h th e miracle s o f scienc e an d ma d doctor s wh o coul d ARTIST S spou t highl y technica l jargo n whil e writ in g indecipherabl e hieroglyphic s o n th e blackboard , s o I decide d on e da y i n winte r t o becom e a scientis t myself . No t knowin g wher e t o begi n i n achievin g th e prope r skill s fo r producin g authentic-lookin g equations , I aske d m y fathe r i f h e kne w o f an y grea t scientists . H e wa s bus y a t th e tim e an d gav e m e a cur t answe r wit h tw o words : Alber t Einstein . H e evident l y though t tha t thi s wa s enoug h t o ignit e th e burnin g thirs t fo r knowledg e i n m y littl e brain , bu t I coul d se e i t wa s no t enoug h fo r me . I pursue d m y inquiry ' a littl e further , knowin g tha t I wa s indee d treadin g o n thi n ice . "Well , i s tha t al l yo u know ? I mean , isn' t ther e somethin g els e I shoul d kno w abou t Alber t Einstein? " I aske d cautiously . THER E WA S ON E thin g Joh n coul d no t an d woul d no t eve r tolerate : th e morta l si n o f pestering . H e stoppe d an d exhale d audibl y throug h hi s nostrils , a genuin e sig n o f impatienc e i n a parent . H e the n launche d int o hi s standar d lectur e o n matter s of , academi c importance. "Wh y don' t yo u g o loo k i t u p i n th e encyclopedia ? Wha t ar e you , helpless ? Can' t yo u se e tha t I' m doin g something ? I pai d good mone y fo r tha t monstrou s se t o f book s i n there , an d her e yo u ar e ask in g me , wastin g time , instea d o f lookin g i t up. " (Thi s bring s t o min d th e eterna l question : jus t exactl y wha t is goo d money ? Parent s pa y good mone y fo r thing s lik e cars , food , tools , bandaids , postag e stamp s an d lump y sweate r dresse s tha t mak e yo u loo k lik e a partiall y metamorphose d caterpilla r — s o wha t d o the y us e bad mone y for ? I stil l can' t figur e i t out. ) N O ON E COUL D argu e wit h tha t avalanch e o f parenta l dogma , s o of f I wen t t o th e Worl d Boo k Encyclopedi a i n th e fron t roo m TH E FUL L MOO N SALOO N AN D LUNC H ROO M Nee d a paperbac k fo r th e beach ? ff KE Y WES T Th e lates t bestselle r fo r a friend ? ISLAN D Persona l attentio n t o specia l order s BOO R STOR E

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1 7 1 6 BHAGAVA D GIT A A S I T I S Hi s Divin e Grac e A.C.BHAKTIVEDANTASWAM I PRABHUPAD 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. " Bhaga vad-gttu 5.16 Availabl e from : t o consul t th e oracl e o f highe r learning . I selecte d th e E boo k an d quickl y found. , th e sectio n o n Albert , whic h I studie d carefull y fo r a while . I wa s the n re ferre d t o R fo r mor e detaile d informatio n o n hi s theories . Th e tex t wa s no t dif ficul t fo r m e t o comprehend , a s I -wa s remarkabl y astut e fo r m y ag e an d al l hi s concept s wer e reduce d t o generalization s suitabl e fo r an y health y chimpanze e wit h a n awar e mind . Arme d wit h th e book , I wen t t o m y tabl e an d bega n t o practic e writin g equations . A fe w minute s late r . m y mothe r announce d tha t dinne r wa s abou t ready , an d m y desir e fo r spaghett i raarinara a n esoteric , complicate d an d highl y tech nica l arra y o f equations , whic h th e aca demi c worl d ha d ye t t o match . I wa s quit e please d wit h ho w eas y i t wa s t o appea r over-educated . Th e priz e o f al l m y hieroglyphic s wa s draw n ou t i n ver y larg e an d bol d stroke s an d place d stra tegicall y a t th e end : th e magica l equa tio n E=MC2 Thi s wa s th e onl y survivin g vestig e o f m y al l to o temporar y erudition . Than k goodnes s i t turne d ou t t o be-s o im portant . ANYWAY , I STOO D aroun d an d lecture d t o n o on e i n particula r (whic h wa s no t surpasse d m y hunge r fo r th e theor y o f rela tivity . I t wa s rain y fo r th e nex t fe w days , s o m y mad-scientis t schem e ha d t o b e temporaril y postponed . A fe w day s later , th e brillian t tropica l su n reappeare d t o soa k th e is lan d throug h an d throug h wit h warm , humi d heat . Luckil y fo r me , th e sidewal k i n fron t o f ou r hous e o n De y Stree t wa s coole d b y th e overhangin g branche s o f a larg e tamarin d tre e a t tha t time . I go t m y trust y bo x o f whit e chalk , somethin g I neve r ra n ou t o f becaus e o f it s myria d o f use s (hopscotc h games , playin g school , writin g secret s o f you r sister' s romanti c inclination s o n cemen t wall s and , o f course , expressin g one' s deepe r though t fo r al l th e worl d t o read , righ t o n th e fron t walk. ) I refreshe d m y memor y o f wha t I ha d learne d a fe w day s befor e an d wen t ou t t o depic t what was , t o m y mind , th e quintessenc e o f tru e scientifi c scholarship . Afte r a n hou r o r so , I ha d manage d t o cove r th e entir e sidewal k wit h • ; _ hard , considerin g I wa s al l alone) , an d tim e drifte d by . Soo n i t wa s fiv e o'clock , an d Joh n pulle d u p fro m Boc a Chica , wher e h e worked , i n hi s littl e re d Studebaker . Sometime s h e ha d a pape r wit h hi m an d sometime s h e di d not . Toda y h e di d not . H e starte d toward s th e house , the n pause d fo r a moment . H e stoppe d an d turne d slowly . Evidentl y somethin g I ha d writte n had.caugh t hi s ey e — coul d i t b e m y plagiarize d magical , equation ? . "Amy , di d yo u writ e al l that? " "Yes , I did . Don' t yo u thin k i t look s good ? 1 thin k it' s quit e nice . Wai t til l Marth a see s it . She'l l g o crazy. " H E LOOKE D A T m e wit h a quee r expres sio n o n hi s face , simila r t o tha t o f th e ol d prospecto r wh o ha s jus t struc k th e mothe r lod e a t ag e ninety-nin e an d a half . "Well , loo k there , wha t doe s tha t mean, " h e asked , pointin g t o th e most salien t o f m y chalk y labors . "Why , that' s th e equatio n fo r th e 12 5 Fitzpatric k HO T HI-FASHIO N HOUS E Kin o Plaz a 294-786 6 theor y o f relativity , b y Alber t Einstein, " I recite d lik e th e littl e parro t tha t I was . Poo r John . H e sor t o f gaspe d an d looke d fain t fo r a moment . H e ha d com pletel y forgotte n ou r conversatio n o f a fe w day s befor e an d m y exposur e t o th e enlightenin g worl d o f Worl d Book . I coul d jus t se e hi m thinkin g t o himself , GOO D GOD , th e child' s brilliant : H e probabl y ha d vision s o f What' s M y Lin e an d Th e Sixty-Fou r Thousan d Dolla r Questio n swimmin g i n hi s hea d becaus e h e walke d int o th e hous e withou t anothe r word . I suppos e i t wa s ^ a littl e devilis h o f m e no t t o infor m hi m o f th e sourc e o f m y genius , bu t i t wa s ou t o f shee r devotio n t o hi m tha t I remaine d quie t — I wante d hi m t o g o t o hi s rewar d a happ y man . DURIN G TH E MIDDL E o f th e nex t week , Joh n tol d m e ther e wa s someon e h e wante d m e t o g o se e o n Saturday . I t wa s a n ol d frien d o f m y parent s wh o rente d a winte r hom e here . H e wa s Dr . E.A . Lowe , on e o f th e mos t respecte d paleontologist s i n th e country . M y mothe r woul d hav e hi m ove r fo r dinne r occasionall y fo r butterflie d frie d shrimp , a dis h sh e mad e tha t i s unexcelle d anywher e i n th e world . I couldn' t imagin e wh y Joh n woul d as k m e t o g o se e him , especiall y becaus e o n tha t weeken d m y sister s an d I wer e goin g t o becom e ric h b y sellin g th e empt y conc h shell s Joh n ha d discarde d fro m hi s trip s ou t i n th e boat . Th e Conc h Tou r Trai n stoppe d a t th e en d o f Whit e Stree t Pier , an d m y enterprisin g sisters , Marth a an d Kathryn , an d I ha d ever y intentio n o f loadin g u p ou r bik e basket s an d makin g a fortun e ther e i n th e souveni r trade . I pointe d thi s ou t t o John , bu t h e tol d m e Dr . Low e wa s expectin g m e an d h e als o ha d a surpris e fo r me . O f cours e I ha d t o d o wha t m y fathe r tol d m e t o do . Anythin g els e wa s unthinkable . I arrive d a t Dr . Lowe' s cottag e an d wa s welcome d i n b y hi s housekeeper . Pre sentl y Dr . Low e cam e ou t an d smile d a t me , hi s littl e eye s twinklin g behin d ver y thic k spectacles . I alway s like d hi m be caus e h e sparkle d wit h th e wi t onl y tru e keennes s ca n produce . H e walke d a littl e slowly , t o b e sure , bu t hi s min d wa s a s shar p a s ever . W E SA T DOW N a t hi s table , on e tha t amaze d m e becaus e i t wa s glass-toppe d bu t yo u coui d loo k righ t throug h i t a s i f th e glas s di d no t exis t a t all . Thi s coul d pas s fo r a smal l miracl e i n ou r house , th e fac t bein g tha t yo u couldn' t se e throug h anythin g glas s i n ou r hous e — anythin g glas s wa s usuall y smeare d wit h butte r an d jell y fingerprint s an d nearl y opaque . I aske d abou t m y surprise ; h e gentl y tol d m e t o b e patient . W e bega n t o tal k i n a mos t natura l fashion , an d I forgo t abou t m y tw o sister s sittin g ou t ther e o n Whit e Stree t Pier , jus t rakin g i n th e money . Intersperse d wit h th e usua l question s o f wha t m y favorit e thing s were , ho w I like d schoo l an d othe r general itie s wer e som e ver y pointe d reference s t o scientifi c theorie s an d geographica l locations . O f cours e I kne w absolutel y nothin g o f an y scientifi c value , an d b y th e tim e w e wer e half-finished , th e Cong o Rive r ha d ende d u p i n Arabia . I als o manage d t o convinc e hi m tha t Elizabet h Taylo r indee d wa s NO T Cleopatr a becaus e he r finger s wer e to o fa t an d tha t mor e tha n likel y I wa s becaus e m y finger s wer e jus t th e righ t size . H e chuckle d mor e tha n a fe w time s tha t afternoon . H e the n tol d m e a marvelou s stor y abou t a n actua l experienc e h e ha d ha d wit h Alber t Einstein . Thi s impresse d m e t o n o en d becaus e I ha d seen . Einstein' s nam e i n prin t i n m y Worl d Boo k Encyclopedia . Th e tw o me n wer e colleague s a t th e Insti tut e fo r Advance d Stud y a t Princeton . Einstein , a s Dr . Low e calle d him , wen t fo r a wal k i n th e countrysid e wit h Dr . Lowe ; the y wer e bot h s o dee p i n discus sio n tha t whe n lunchtim e arrived , th e tw o ha d walke d s o fa r tha t gettin g bac k fo r nourishmen t wa s ou t o f th e question . Th e fathe r o f th e A-Bom b prove d t o b e quit e th e angle r an d snare d a trou t fro m th e strea m the y wer e following . H e eve n cooke d i t o n ho t rock s usin g th e principle s o f sola r energ y a s hi s sourc e o f heat I Tha t wa s th e firs t tim e I eve r hear d o f powe r fro m th e sun . I wa s charme d b y al l o f thi s an d wil l neve r forge t tha t da y a s lon g a s I live . SALES , APPRAISAL S & PROPERT Y MANAGEMEN T CONSUEL O H . LOSLE Y Realto r 294-552 5 RENTAL S 294-101 2 MEMBER MULTIPLE LISTING SEIil ICE Th e shadow s gre w a littl e longer , an d Dr . Low e produce d a whol e ba g o f toffe e — m y surpris e — the n bad e m e good-by e an d tha t wa s that . I DIDN' T MIN D s o muc h tha t I misse d ou t o n th e sal e o f th e conc h shells . Afte r all , I ha d a n entir e ba g o f toffe e wrappe d i n multicolore d foi l t o amus e me . Still , I couldn' t hel p but mus e tha t know ledg e di d no t then , doe s no t now , an d neve r eve r will , com e cheap . Dr . Low e die d severa l year s later . I woul d no t hav e know n abou t i t righ t away , bu t b y som e spiritua l force , I wa s scannin g Newsweek magazin e on e day , an d m y ey e wa s caugh t b y th e obituar y column . There , i n blac k an d white , wa s hi s nam e an d a lis t o f hi s man y accomplishments . I wa s trul y saddene d an d though t bac k t o tha t afternoo n I ha d spen t wit h him . H e di d no t forge t me , either . Whe n hi s N O RELATIV E O F RELATIVIT Y continued on page 20 6ool" . fOcr o VJ I LL . A T VAZL COCKS W b\\ IMVA u QeOU ...a t th e onl y Ke y Wes t restauran t whos e gourme t dinin g ha s bee n praise d b y Trave l & Leisure , Th e Saturda y Review , Th e Ne w Yor k Times , Playboy , Th e Londo n Evenin g Standard , Holida y Magazine , an d Bette r Home s & Gardens . Breakfast , lunc h an d dinne r daily . Sunda y brunc h 1 2 noo n t o 3 pm . 5 Duva i Stree t • Hote l (305 ) 294-954 1 • Restauran t (305 ) 294-469 1

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1 8 Th e Secre t o f India n Ke y IT' S NO T MUC H mor e tha n a brie f punctuatio n mar k o f lan d agains t th e surroundin g blu e immensit y o f sk y an d ocean . Squattin g ther e o n th e horizon , i t ha s a windswep t look ; th e island' s hardwoo d tree s o n th e windwar d sid e ben d gracefull y bac k fro m th e prevailin g winds . A s on e draw s closer , th e 12-acr e islan d seem s muc h differen t fro m it s neighborin g keys . Cactus , Spanis h bayo ne t an d gian t centur y plants , thei r sin gl e cente r stalk s risin g 3 0 feet , flourish . Knotte d an d torture d limb s o f Wes t India n tree s sugges t a moo d o f desolatio n an d pas t destruction . Fe w form s o f lif e manag e t o surviv e o n thi s star k key . I N TH E INTERIOR , landcrab s scuttl e noisil y throug h th e dead , dry , dust y undergrowth , movin g sideway s wit h claw s uplifte d menacingly . O n th e shore , tern s an d gull s arriv e lik e commuter s o n th e breeze . Th e bird s fee d hurriedly , re treatin g an d advancin g i n smal l legion s o f event s an d peopl e i n Florida' s earl y America n history . I t onc e wa s th e sit e o f a wrecker' s communit y an d a residenc e fo r th e naturalis t Joh n Audubo n an d th e eccentri c botanist , Dr . Henr y Perrine , durin g th e earl y 19t h century . Th e en tir e villag e wa s destroye d i n a massacr e durin g th e Secon d Seminol e War . Locate d abou t 8 0 mile s sout h o f Miam i betwee n Uppe r an d Lowe r Matecumb e i n th e Florid a Keys , th e islan d i s no w strictl y off-limit s t o curiosit y seekers . Unde r th e jurisdictio n o f th e Departmen t o f Natura l Resources , th e islan d i s pa trolle d b y stat e par k officers , an d larg e sign s war n would-b e trespassers . ALTHOUG H ARCHEOLOGIST S an d historian s alread y hav e conducte d a n excavatio n an d stud y o f th e island' s past , th e stat e doe s no t kno w whe n i t wil l finis h th e restoratio n phase . However , $ 3 20,00 0 wa s recentl y appropriate d fo r developmen t o f th e island' s historica l features . The tombstone of Captain Housman. It has been moved from Indian Key for restoration. alon g th e cragg y cora l beach . I t i s a s thoug h they , too , sens e a haunte d moo d i n th e place . India n Ke y toda y i s radicall y dif feren t fro m th e India n Ke y o f 13 5 year s ago , whe n i t wa s know n a s a "ge m o f th e ocean. " Despit e it s presen t condition , i t i s th e sit e o f th e larges t historica l projec t th e Stat e o f Florid a ha s under taken . I n th e Apri l 197 8 sessio n o f th e Florid a Legislature , a bil l wa s passe d whic h appropriate d fund s fo r "research , interpretation , an d developmen t o f In dia n Ke y a s a histori c landmark. " Th e state-owne d island , bough t fro m a ,priva t owne r fo r $240,000 , wil l b e a park , per hap s wit h replica s o f it s long-gon e wharve s an d dwellings , a s wel l as , pos sibly , a museu m wit h interpretiv e ex hibits . WHA T I S S O SPECIA L abou t India n Ke y i s tha t i t represent s a remarkabl e episod e Th e stor y o f India n Ke y begin s wit h it s name . I t i s name d Matanza s o n Span is h nautica l chart s becaus e a stor m onc e shipwrecke d 40 0 Frenc h sailor s wh o wer e capture d an d massacre d b y th e dreade d Calusa s ther e i n th e mid-1700 1 s . A s i f a voodo o ha d bee n cas t o n th e is land , mas s bloodshed agai n visite d In dia n Ke y a centur y later , bu t no t befor e th e ke y ha d becom e wha t man y Conch s (Florid a Key s natives ) o f tha t da y re ferre d t o a s "Jaco b Housman' s littl e empire. " SOMETIM E I N TH E 1320's , shortl y afte r Florid a becam e a n America n terri tory , a wrecker , Capt . Jaco b Housman , appeare d o n th e Florid a Reef . Housma n soo n gaine d th e reputatio n o f a renegad e an d pirat e amon g th e wrecker s o f 'Ke y West . WHE N TH E FLORID A began " t o clos e fas t o n th e Willia m Henr y of f th e norther n Florida , coast , th e wil y wrecke r suddenl y b y Le e Roh e mad e por t a t St . Augustin e an d submitte d th e carg o t o salvag e proceeding s i n com plianc e wit h th e law . I t wa s no t th e firs t tim e tha t Jaco b Housma n ha d manage d t o giv e th e sli p t o th e Conch s o f Ke y West . A s th e Gul f Strea m enter s th e re lativel y narro w passag e know n a s th e Baham a Channe l betwee n th e Florid a Key s an d th e Baham a Bank , it s tremendou s mas s i s compressed , producin g a gargantua n rive r withi n th e ocea n wit h a curren t o f fou r knots . I t i s th e fastes t rout e t o an d fro m th e Caribbean . Durin g th e 1820' s an d 30's , a n averag e o f 5 0 vessel s a yea r woul d b e strande d o n th e reef . Man y ra n agroun d a t night , durin g squall s o r simpl y throug h mistake n navigation . Mos t woul d requir e onl y smal l assistanc e t o b e freed . Bu t i f Housma n happene d b y t o offe r hi s "wreckin g service, " a strande d ves se l migh t en d u p a tota l loss . I N TH E WRECKIN G DAYS , outboun d carg o fro m Ne w Orleans , Mobil e an d Galveston , alon g wit h shippin g fro m Centra l Americ a an d th e Wes t Indies , cam e throug h th e Florid a Strait s o n it s wa y t o th e easter n seaboar d o f Nort h Americ a an d th e port s o f Europe . T o complet e th e circui t o f trade , genera l merchandise , provision s an d luxur y good s flowe d back . A n estimate d $ 3 millio n i n commerc e a yea r trafficke d pas t th e Florid a Key s an d India n Key . S o hazardou s wa s navi gatio n o f th e Florid a barrie r ree f tha t insuranc e rate s fo r vessel s usin g th e Gul f Strea m t o ente r o r clea r th e Gul f o f Mexic o wer e th e sam e fo r thos e boun d •aroun d Cap e Hor n o f Sout h America . IRONICALLY , I N THOS E day s mariner s alon g th e Key s ofte n sighte d th e listin g remain s o f pas t shipwreck s t o stee r clea r o f th e reef . I t woul d b e severa l decade s befor e th e ree f wa s surveyed , marker s place d an d lighthouse s built . Upo n discoverin g a shi p o n th e reef , Housma n woul d approac h th e wrecke d captai n i n privat e an d advis e hi m tha t i f h e ha d t o pu t int o Ke y Wes t fo r repairs , th e expens e woul d b e enormous . Accordin g t o th e standar d insuranc e contrac t o f tha t day , th e owner s o f wrecke d ship s ha d t o shar e repai r cost s wit h th e underwriters . However , i f th e vesse l shoul d b e s o un fortunat e a s t o b e a tota l loss , th e insuranc e compan y woul d hav e t o absor b th e whol e los s a s accordin g t o contract . TH E WRECKE D CAPTAI N woul d quickl y gras p Housman' s point . A collusiv e bar gai n woul d the n b e struck . Housma n woul d promis e a "handsom e reward " t o th e cap tai n fo r hi s bein g suc h a brigh t an d co operativ e fellow . Next , comman d o f th e grounde d shi p woul d b e turne d ove r t o Housma n an d crew . Th e wrecker s woul d the n proceed , fo r benefi t o f th e strande d ship' s unsuspectin g cre w an d passengers , a s thoug h the y wer e makin g al l effor t t o fre e th e ship . N o on e woul d notic e tha t th e wrecker s forgo t t o pu t ou t a kedg e ancho r fro m th e ship' s ster n befor e trans shippin g he r cargo . A s th e shi p light ened , i t woul d drif t furthe r u p ont o th e reef . Al l o f thi s woul d b e don e i n subtl e timin g wit h th e hig h tid e s o tha t i t woul d late r prov e impossibl e t o bac k he r off . Afte r hour s o f futil e work , Housma n woul d orde r th e shi p pulle d ove r th e reef . Thi s wa s accomplishe d b y runnin g out a kedg e ancho r fro m th e ship' s bow . Th e ancho r rope s wer e the n secure d t o th e capstan . Wit h he r sail s raise d an d th e capsta n manned , al l effor t woul d b e mad e t o hau l he r ove r th e reef . Bu t th e usua l resul t woul d b e fo r th e ship' s hul l t o strai n open , floodin g th e bilg e an d sink in g th e ship . Housman" s questionabl e characte r i s illustrate d i n th e cas e o f a Frenc h bri g know n a s th e Revenge . I n 1825 , th e Re veng e wa s boun d fo r Franc e wit h a carg o o f Mexica n logwood . Sailin g northwar d i n th e Gul f Strea m alon g th e Florid a Keys , he r helmsma n miscalculated , an d sh e ra n agroun d o n Carysfor t Reef . Unabl e t o b e refloated , th e Reveng e finall y bilged , an d he r cre w abandone d ship . I T WASN' T LON G befor e Housman , ply in g th e ree f i n hi s slee k schooner , th e Willia m Henry , cam e alongsid e th e founder in g Revenge . A s wa s wreckin g custom , Housma n boarde d th e derelic t vessel , naile d hi s wreckin g licens e t o th e main mas t an d declare d himsel f "maste r o f th e wreck. " Afte r transshippin g th e carg o t o th e Willia m Henry , Housma n the n committe d a "mos t villainou s act. " I n defianc e o f th e la w o f wrec k an d salvage, * h e se t sai l fo r Charleston , S.C. , wher e h e planne d t o sel l th e carg o o n th e auctio n bloc k a t a 10 0 pe r cen t profit . Wor d soo n go t bac k t o Ke y Wes t vi a a passin g fishin g smack . Loca l auth oritie s responde d b y dispatchin g th e revenu e cutte r US S Florid a i n pursuit . NOW , TH E GREED Y Housma n wa s probabl y silentl y rejoicing . No t onl y woul d h e hav e th e cargo , but ^ als o th e ship' s rigging , sail s an d furnishing s a s claime d salvage . Bac k i n Ke y West , th e propert y woul d b e promptl y presente d fo r salvag e adjudicatio n an d withi n a fe w days , a sizabl e awar d decreed . Housma n woul d pa y th e wrecke d captai n off , an d th e tw o o f the m woul d b e o n thei r respectiv e way s agai n a s "hai l fellow s wel l met. " Despit e Jacob' s cunningnes s i n stay in g on e ste p ahea d o f th e law , stor m cloud s wer e gatherin g ove r hi s hom e port . Th e Conch s wer e fe d u p wit h hi s abuses . A damnin g accoun t o f hi s escapad e wit h th e Reveng e wa s publishe d i n th e Ke y Wes t newspaper , accusin g hi m o f robber y o n th e hig h seas . Housma n replie d wit h characteristi c belligerenc e i n a lette r t o th e pape r threatenin g t o "tel l all " h e kne w abou t th e corruption , i n Ke y West . Enoug h wa s enough , an d shortl y thereafte r a mo b gathe-re d a t th e dock s wher e Hous raan's schoone r wa s moored . Carryin g torches , th e "committee's " obviou s inten t wa s t o pu t Housma n ou t o f business'b y burnin g hi s boa t t o th e waterline . Some how , Jaco b manage d a temporar y truc e tha t gav e hi m enoug h tim e t o pac k u p an d sai l o n th e nex t tide . Afte r gettin g th e "bum' s rush, " a s Ke y Wester s calle d thei r metho d o f dealin g wit h undesirables , Jaco b Housma n continue d t o patro l th e ree f a s a n outcas t wrecker . INDEED , THER E WA S to o muc h mone y t o b e mad e t o leav e th e wreckin g grounds . Th e wreckin g industr y ha d mad e mos t wrecker s rich , includin g Housman . i n th e perio d fro m 183 1 t o 1841 , salvag e amountin g t o nearl y $800,00 0 poure d int o Ke y West , makin g i t on e o f th e wealthies t town s pe r capit a i n th e U.S . Salvag e award s wer e determine d b y eithe r a salvag e cour t judg e o r jury . Th e amoun t coul d rang e anywher e fro m 2 5 pe r cen t t o 9 5 pe r cen t o f th e ship' s wort h o r cargo' s value , dependin g o n whic h wa s i n peril . Th e degre e o f dange r involve d fo r th e salvo r i n savin g th e wrecke d propert y als o figure d int o th e award . Sinc e mos t wrecke d captain s didn' t carr y enoug h mone y wit h them , th e salvage d carg o (o r ship ) wa s usuall y auctione d of f t o satisf y th e salvag e award . A T TH E TIM E o f Housman' s exile , St . Augustin e wa s th e onl y othe r por t o f entr y fo r takin g salvage d property . Ke y Wes t enjoye d a tremendou s monopoly . Bu t i t wa s soo n t o ge t a riva l i n it s ow n bac k yard . Whe n Housma n purchase d th e squatter' s right s t o India n Ke y fro m a hermi t fish erma n i n 18 2 5 , h e ha d chose n a strategi c locatio n fo r hi s wreckin g station . Lyin g thre e mile s t o th e le e o f Alligato r Reef , India n Ke y i s als o midwa y alon g th e entir e 145-mil e lengt h o f th e Florid a Reef . A n adde d featur e wa s it s distanc e ( a 15 hou r sail ) fro m Ke y West . A t India n Key , h e woul d b e th e firs t t o arriv e a t mos t wrecks . INSPIRE D PARTL Y b y reveng e an d finance d b y hi s ill-gotte n wreckin g profits , Housma n an d cre w transforme d 1 2 acre s o f nearl y barre n cora l roc k int o a "Miniatur e Eden. " Ric h to p soi l wa s carrie d i n an d tropical•frui t trees,-palm s an d a variet y o f vegetable s planted . " House s wer e buil t fo r th e familie s o f hi s crew . Dock s wer e extende d ou t t o th e natura l dee p harbo r tha t la y of f th e island' s norther n side . Tw o larg e warehouse s wer e buil t a t th e foo t o f eac h pier . Street s an d square s wer e neatl y lai d out . Fo r himself , Housma n an d hi s ship' s carpenter s raise d a n elegan t three-stor y mansio n overlookin g th e ree f an d Gul f Stream . O n th e mansion' s roof , a cupol a an d captain' s wal k wer e erecte d s o tha t th e ne w proprietor ' o f India n Ke y coul d sca n th e horizo n throug h hi s spyglas s fo r wreck s ashore . LATE R ON , whe n a motle y lo t o f sailors , weathere d fishermen , turtlers , sponger s an d wrecker s bega n t o sto p a t India n Key , th e Tropica l Hote l an d gro g sho p wer e 1 9 A s a resul t o f it s ne w status , th e smal l ke y becam e ver y busy . Th e custom s agen t recorde d 70 3 arrival s i n tha t year . B y chance , on e o f thos e arrival s happene d t o b e th e brillian t artis t an d ornitholo gist , Joh n Audubon . AUDUBO N HA D DREAME D fo r year s o f visitin g th e ne w territor y o f Florid a an d observin g it s tropica l birdlife . B y sellin g advanc e subscription s t o hi s famou s work , Birds of America, h e ob taine d enoug h mone y t o bu y passag e an d embarke d fro m Savanna h t o Ke y West . Whe n hi s schoone r mad e a shor t landin g a t India n Key , Audubo n staye d o n an d hire d a guid e t o explor e th e wil d Florid a Ba y an d Te n Thousan d Island s regio n o f th e lowe r Everglades . Audubon" 1 s watercolor s ar e extremel y detaile d becaus e h e worke d fro m stil l lifes . Th e naturalis t wa s a sur e win g shot , bringin g dow n almos t an y siz e bir d i n fligh t wit h hi s musket . Eac h specime n wa s painstakingl y stuffed , mounte d an d drawn . Fro m hi s India n Ke y back-countr y trips , h e recorde d th e followin g vivi d scen e o f bird s feedin g o n th e tida l flats . "Th e bird s i n myriad s wer e probin g thei r expose d pasture-ground . Th e grea t floc k o f ibise s fe d apar t fro m equall y A bust of John James Audubon. established . Fo r entertainment , th e hote l offere d gambling , drinking , fiddl e musi c t o clo g b y an d prostitute s importe d fro m Havana . I n onl y eigh t years , Jaco b Housma n had . lavishe d $40,00 0 o n develop men t o f th e key . B y the n h e ha d als o acquire d a wreckin g -flee t o f fou r schoon ers . TH E SECON D PHAS E o f th e captain' s ambitiou s schem e wa s t o mak e India n Ke y politicall y independen t o f Ke y West , whic h wa s th e count y sea t an d por t o f entry . Throug h a serie s o f petition s addresse d t o th e Florid a Territoria l Legislatur e an d U.S . Congress , a custom s inspecto r an d pos t offic e wer e statione d o n th e island . The n i n 183 6 a ne w count y wa s forme d whic h include d th e Middl e an d Uppe r Key s a s wel l a s mos t o f th e south er n Florid a peninsula . Th e ne w count y wa s name d Dad e i n hono r o f Ma j o r Dade , wh o wa s kille d i n th e Secon d Seminol e War . Du e t o Housman 1 s efforts , India n Ke y wa s mad e th e sea t o f th e ne w county . A t last , th e outla w captai n wa s fre e o f Ke y West . T o ensur e th e territoria l government' s use-o f India n Ke y a s cpiint y seat , Housma n buil t a courthous e o n th e ke y wit h hi s ow n money . No t surprisingly , man y o f th e county' s officer s an d employe s turne d ou t t o b e Housman! s forme r employes . larg e collection s o f godwits , an d thou sand s o f heron s gracefull y pace d along , eve r an d ano n thrustin g thei r javeli n bill s int o th e bod y o f som e unfortunat e fis h confine d i n a smal l poo l o f water. " (We, would like to thank the Ft . Myer s New s Pres s for permission to use this article and to the Historical Association of South Florida for permission to use these -illustrations from the book, The y Al l Calle d I t TTopica U (TO BE CONTINUED IN THE AUGUST ISSUE)

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N O RELATIV E O F RELATIVIT Y continued from page 17 daughte r Pr u cam e bac k t o Ke y Wes t fo r th e fina l visi t t o clos e hi s house , sh e calle d m e o n th e phon e an d aske d tha t I com e over . Dr . Low e ha d lef t somethin g fo r me . daughte r fro m ever y capita l o f th e world . I onl y hav e a fe w sheet s o f th e station er y left , havin g frittere d mos t o f the m awa y o n useles s correspondence . The y ar e amon g m y mos t prize d possession s today . Ho w please d wil l yo u b e wit h you r remodele d kitche n liv e year s fro m now ? W e wan t yo u t o b e happ y wit h you r ne w kitche n fo r man y year s t o come , becaus e a satisfie d custome r i s ou r bes t reference. W e standJaehinj ! ever y ne w kitche n w e sell . W e d o s o wit h confidence , becaus e w e us e onl y th e mos t reliabl e products . Product s you. . .an d we. . .ca n trust . M m & MITCHEL L INC . C305 ) 294-379 1 U.S . 1 , Stoc k Islan d Ke y West , Fla . 3304 0 I COUL D NO T imagin e wha t i t wa s — eithe r a bo x o f mone y o f som e ver y ol d toffee . I t turne d ou t t o b e somethin g wort h muc h mor e tha n eithe r cf thos e things . I wa s give n a bo x wit h som e o f hi s actua l letterhea d stationar y fro m th e Institut e o f Advance d Stud y a t Princeto n (an d thos e ar e th e exac t word s o n th e pape r an d envelopes) , a bo x o f beautifu l card s tha t looke d Africa n an d a stac k o f postcard s sen t t o hi m by . hi s A s a youn g girl , I di d no t understan d the n wha t h e migh t hav e intende d b y thes e gifts , bu t I thin k I d o now . Th e gues t fo r highe r knowledg e ca n b e exhilarating . 4LL1H& J st f i i H FOURNMiND S vmiK2y west Th e ultimat e quartett e blow s at th e onl y saf e por t — Captai n Horn blower's , wher e th e jazz'l l dazzl e you r dreams . Ever y mont h th e risin g tid e carrie s swell s o f today' s talen t t o you r port-of-a-jazz-storm , a s Dann y "Captai n Hornblower"Knowle s an d hi s grou p bea t you r hear t mellow . La y bac k t o leeward . Soot h you r sou l wit h sound s tha t ar e person all y yours . Let . i t al l happen ! Tonight ! Ever y night , kee p yoursel f coz y i n jazz' s delight , enjoyin g nativ e Ke y Wes t cookin g whil e yo u si p th e bes t a t th e hom e o f th e Pin a Colada . Refres h yourself ! Uniquely ! Th e Captai n Hornblowe r way , wher e th e fou r wind' s swa y seve n day s a week . Alright ! Th e Fin e Ar t o f Spanis h Lim e Eatin g SPEAKIN G O F TH E cooles t an d bes t o f th e shad e trees , no w i s a goo d tim e fo r a n introductio n to : "Th e Fin e Ar t o f Spanis h Lim e Eating. " I alway s ge t excite d seein g th e Spanis h lim e tree s fillin g ou t wit h ne w green-leaves , watchin g fo r th e blossoms , the n waitin g fo r April' s an d May' s rains . I f th e sign s ar e right , Spanis h lime s will.b e abundant . Earl y winds , extrem e rain , o r n o rai n ar e th e killer s o f th e Spanis h lim e lover' s dreams . Bu t i f al l i s jus t right , the n com e May , Jun e an d July , th e Spanis h lim e tree s flourish . Thos e thre e month s ar e th e majo r productio n month s fo r Spanis h limes . IT' S SA D WHE N ba d weathe r reduce s th e Spanis h lim e cro p t o barel y enoug h fo r th e owner s o f th e trees . Th e onc e kind , friendl y Spanis h lim e tre e owne r become s paranoi d an d chase s awa y anyon e wh o shoul d com e ,nea r hi s tree . H e wil l ofte n si t u p night s jus t t o guar d hi s preciou s limes . Wh y anyon e wil l g o t o suc h length s t o protec t a meager , bug-infeste d cro p o f Spanis h lime s i s beyon d reason . Still , i f h e wen t away , perhap s w e woul d tr y on e o r two , jus t fo r principle' s sake . I N ORDE R T O enjo y Spanis h limes , the y trul y mus t b e pilfered , stolen , o r jus t snuc k away . Th e lime s ar e grea t i n th e earl y morning , befor e th e sun' s ray s hav e burne d of f th e dew . Ther e i s als o somethin g t o b e sai d abou t sittin g hig h i n a tre e o n a late , laz y summe r afternoo n eatin g Spanis h limes . Perhap s yo u woul d prefe r th e coo l tang y tast e o f Spanis h lime s direc t fro m th e refrigerator . Wha t i s a Spanis h lime , yo u ask ? Afte r I hav e expounde d a t lengt h o n thei r value , tast e an d genera l pleasin g tex ture , on e migh t eve n sa y the y ar e a necessit y t o a Conc h o r a tru e love r o f Spanis h limes . O.K. , well , I'l l tel l you . A SPANIS H LIM E i s a gree n shelle d frui t abou t th e siz e o f a smal l plum . I t grow s i n tropi c an d sub-tropi c areas . Th e insid e o f th e lim e contain s a larg e nu t (n o goo d t o eat ) abou t 2/ 3 th e siz e o f th e lime . Th e othe r 1/ 3 o f th e lim e contain s a for m o f semi-swee t tang y pulp . I t i s thi s pul p tha t i s s o de lectabl e an d desirable . Whe n eatin g the-Spanis h lime , on e crack s th e oute r gree n shel l wit h th e teeth , gently , (no t unlik e a n eggshel l agains t a skillet) . Then , usin g th e ste m a s a handl e o n th e botto m ha-lf , on e remove s th e to p hal f o f th e shell . Hold in g th e stem , suc k th e pul p an d nu t int o you r mouth . Next , usin g th e tongu e an d teet h t o carefull y stri p th e pul p fro m th e nut , kee p you r mout h closed , an d spi t pu t th e cleane d nut . Afte r doin g this , repea t unti l ful l o r you r mout h get s tired . WHE N YO U FIRS T bit e dow n o n th e Spanis h lim e yo u ca n ge t a bi g surprise . Th e surpris e ca n com e eve n thoug h yo u ar e a n ol d han d a t eatin g Spanis h limes . Th e Spanis h lime s tha t ar e to o youn g t o b e picke d ca n loo k rip e an d inviting . Thei r color s rang e fro m pal e yello w t o orang e gold , bu t a youn g on e ca n b e bitter , in describabl y so . W e ofte n droppe d th e firs t picke d lime s t o th e littl e kid s dow n belo w an d aske d the m t o se e i f the y wer e a s swee t a s th e one s vz e pretende d SPANIS H LIM E continued on page 2 4 2 1 "PAIN1WGS Th e Guil d Hai l Worksho p Grou p Th e Guil d Hal l 61 4 Duva l Stree t Telephon e 296-935 9 A n outstandin g arra y o f origina l ar t an d fines t qualit y print s b y internationally collecte d Ke y Wes t professionals . * Waite r Ash e * Poochi e Burfor d -* • Barbar a Hodgen s . . • it. Joa n How e . •k An n Irvin e * Fra n Kebschul l * Maxin e McMulle n * Irm a Quigle y * Sta n Shar p Watc h the m wor k i n thei r studio s i n oii , watercolor , prints , drawings , driftwood , acrylics , tiles , potter y an d othe r media . —V J fcL. T/ITTO O 8**-1** *^ AXLU. VOAIU
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2 3 A GIF T O F LIF E You r contributio n t o th e America n Cance r Societ y i n memor y o f you r love d on e wil l hel p suppor t a progra m dedicate d t o th e con ques t o f cancer . You r memoria l gif t wil l no t onl y d o hono r t o th e dead . I t coul d hel p provid e a gif t o f life . Memoria l gif t fund s ma y b e sen t t o you r loca l America n Cance r Societ y office . AMERICA N CANCE R SOCIET Y d e 3Boe r Woo d Production s affordabl e cabinet s hardwoo d craftsme n 294-597 9 Bldg.11 2 Truma n Anne x NOTE S AN D ANTIC-DOTE S continued from page 9 Whe n sh e finall y consented / scanda l o r no" , Esquinald o obtaine d a searc h warran t an d a n ambulance . O n Octobe r 6 , 1940 , h e returne d t o th e grisl y scene , accompanie d b y member s o f th e arouse d sheriff' s office . Vo n Cose l wa s take n int o custod y an d place d i n th e Monro e Count y jai l unde r a $100 0 bond . H e wa s confine d t o a singl e cell . H e declaime d tha t th e spiri t o f Elen a visite d hi m there , talke d wit h hi m an d begge d hi m t o brin g he r bac k hom e wit h hi m whe n h e could . BEFOR E TH E CORPSE , attire d i n semi-brida l array , wa s take n t o th e Lope z Funera l Home , i t wa s examine d b y mos t loca l physician s an d a numbe r o f othe r eyewitnesses . Amon g th e stunne d viewer s wa s artis t Bell e Anti , the n th e wif e o f Dr . Juli o dePoo . Sh e late r confirme d evidenc e see n a t th e site : Vo n Cose l ha d no t jus t bee n treatin g o r worshippin g th e partial l y restore d cadaver . H e ha d bee n cohabitin g wit h it . Physi cian s wh o examine d th e "image " als o verifie d th e physica l proo f o f abnorma l behavio r b y th e acknowledge d love r o f th e dead . Th e firs t new s coverage , however , playe d dow n th e tru e fact s o f Vo n Cosel' s monstrou s aberration . A s a result , man y peopl e believe d tha t h e wa s simpl y a tragi c figure , a ro manti c ma n wh o continue d a mysti c attachmen t an d adoratio n eve n afte r deat h ha d com e t o hi s sweetheart . WHE N TH E "PRESERVED " bod y wa s carrie d fro m th e Vo n Cose l dwellin g t o th e funera l home , i t wa s pu t o n exhibit . Townspeople , b y th e hundreds , men , wome n an d children , viewe d th e body . I n addition , a thron g o f morbidl y curiou s out-island er s cam e fro m al l ove r th e Unite d State s an d severa l foreig n countries . Th e tota l numbe r o f viewer s wa s estimate d a t 6,850 ! Amon g th e member s o f th e pres s wh o cam e wa s th e lat e Jeann e Bellam y o f Miami , wh o wrot e a graphi c descriptio n o f Elena' s appearance . "Sh e wor e a blu e rayo n rob e an d ther e wa s a squar e o f gauz e ove r th e chalk y fac e wit h it s glas s eyes . Ther e wa s a matte d wi g o n th e skull . Th e hi p bone s protrude d sharpl y an d th e legs , encase d i n stockings , wer e lik e sticks. " Dr . Willia m Warren , prominen t Ke y Wes t physician , said , " A repaire d skeleto n wa s th e foundation , wit h som e bone s wire d together . Th e substitutiona l materia l ha d bee n modele d o n th e bones , som e decayed , an d other s decaying . Th e fram e wa s wrappe d i n gauz e an d othe r absorben t material. " I N SUBSEQUEN T REVELATIONS , Vo n Cose l testifie d t o hi s preservatio n techniques . " I rebuil t los t part s an d bandage d broke n parts . Som e o f th e destroye d part s ha d t o com e out , bu t I replace d thes e wit h beeswa x an d plaste r o f paris , an d I pu t o n sufficien t ab sorben t materia l s o tha t I coul d soa k he r i n th e solution s t o fee d he r an d develo p tissues . I wa s ver y careful . I use d a preservativ e an d powerfu l germicid e calle d Clinoso l t o bath e Elena . I t cos t $1 5 a n ounc e an d ha d t o b e ordere d fro m Hamburg , Germany. " Al l o f thi s informatio n wa s divulge d i n "lectures " whic h Vo n Cose l late r gav e t o thousand s o f curiosit y seeker s wh o toure d hi s laborator y of f o f Flagle r Avenue . H e charge d twenty-fiv e cent s a head . Ther e wa s eve n a fil m mad e o f th e conducte d tour . I n hi s lectur e series , Vo n Cose l expounde d o n hi s theor y tha t "lif e i s dorman t an d simpl y inactiv e i n a dea d person . Lif e ca n b e awakene d b y a serie s o f treatment s b y chemica l solution s whic h penetrat e perforation s i n th e bod y an d fee d th e cells . Ther e ar e man y perforations . I ha d t o sub merg e th e whol e bod y i n th e solutio n I.prepared. " continued on page 26 RESTA U CLASSICA L COOKIN G BEE R & WIN E AMEX , MC , B A Ol d Tow n Squar e Ope n Ever y Nigh t Servin a Dip.ne ' 42 5 FRON T STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 294-670 7 V * i f I : [ • I I : i I I i I • > ^ ! [ i i J i ' • I \ 11 4 f itipatric H

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2 4 1YWJES T TH E FORTE S ALLE N CO. , IN C 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 WErr , FLA . 3304 0 / 294-404 4 A t Pirate' s Alle y i n Ol d Tow n ENAMEL S -ashtrays,centerpieces.jewelr y COL D AN D SILVE R HANDCRAFTE D JEWELR Y W E HONO R AL L CREDI T CARD S • OPE N YEA R ROUN D Atocfta Coin Safes Tik e a guide d tou r o i a 168-foo i Spanis h treasur e galleo n buil t b y Treasur e Salvors . Inc . o f Ke y West , th e world' s larges t treasur e huntin g organization . Se e wha t lif t 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 ih e "Nuestr a Scnor a d e Atocha " whic h san k i n 162 2 of f Ke y West . Sh e carrie d a carg o value d a t ove r 10 0 millio n dollars , Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvors . U usin g t o recove r he r gold * silve r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t insuranc e . WILLIA M A . FRE0M M JR . PAVI D W . FREEMA N 4 SPANIS H LIM E continued from page 2 1 t o eat . Whe n on e o f th e kid s puckere d up , w e kne w w e wer e to o early . Boy , the y mad e weir d faces . Whe n th e Spanis h lime s ar e super ripe , the y produc e magi c frui t calle d doubles . War s hav e bee n fought , friend ship s mad e an d los t becaus e o f doubles . Double s ar e twi n seed s an d someho w th e frui t i s th e ripes t o f rip e an d sweetes t o f th e sweet . Double s mak e th e soures t perso n smile , possibl y wor k miracles . EVER Y CONC H HA S a Spanis h lim e story . A stor y concernin g tre e climbing , daring , trickery , monetar y profi t o r simila r tales . M y stor y i s true , an d I ca n prov e it , almost . I wa s abou t 1 2 year s ol d whe n Christ ma s cam e twice , onc e i n Apri l an d late r i n December . Well , i t seeme d lik e Christ ma s t o m e whe n ou r neighbo r gav e m e ful l title , contro l over , an d ful l right s t o th e curren t upcomin g cro p o f Spanis h lime s i n he r tree . Sh e wa s t o b e awa y tha t summe r an d sh e didn' t wan t an y o f th e littl e neigh borhoo d kid s climbin g th e tree . Ol d Spanis h lim e tree s ar e ver y trick y be caus e thei r limb s ar e ver y brittl e an d eve n larg e limb s hav e bee n kno w t o sud denl y crack , sendin g climber s plungin g 2 0 t o 3 0 fee t t o th e ground . But a Spanis h lim e tre e al l fo r myself ! I wa s i n Conc h heaven . Tha t nigh t afte r hear in g thos e magi c word s I coul d hardl y sleep . Earl y th e nex t mornin g I wen t ove r t o vie w thi s magnificen t Spanis h lim e tree . TH E TRE E WA S almos t 5 0 fee t hig h .an d it s branche s sprea d ou t 2 0 fe.e t o r mor e fro m it s trunk . The n cam e th e firs t sna g i n m y plan s t o occup y th e tree . Th e lowes t branc h wa s twelv e fee t o r mor e fro m th e groun d an d bein g 5 fee t tal l an d 3 fee t roun d I ha d a seriou s problem . Fo r th e nex t tw o week s I though t o f ladders , nailin g board s t o th e tree , etc. , bu t al l m y plan s faile d t o ge t m y fa t bul k t o tha t firs t limb . Whe n th e tre e CLASSICALc7WUSI C J V . J, L WH S , F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y Wes t 2 5 WHEELS ! Fines t Bikes,Fastes t Servic e JI M PICKIN G MUM Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n -81 7 PEACOC K PLAZA,SEAR5TOWRSW.H1 Prescription s Filled * Lense s Duplicated * Repair s « Specialize d Sunglasse s fille d wit h lime s I neede d a wa y u p tha t twelv e fee t o f trun k tha t woul d leav e n o eas y acces s fo r al l th e res t o f th e neigh borhoo d kids . I n fac t I hope d the y woul d no t fin d ou t th e tre e wa s guarde d onl y b y me . I admi t t o bein g greedy , bu t a sudde n wealt h of.Spanis h lime s wen t t o m y head . shirt , 3 0 fee t abov e th e ground ; I looke d lik e a fa t fl y trappe d i n a spider s web . Well , thi s fl y wa s goin g t o mov e a s quickl y a s hi s bul k woul d le t him . WASPS , WASP S EVERYWHER E an d I couldn' t ru n away . I a m a trifl e scare d o f heights , an d balancin g o n tha t limb , duckin g wasp s soo n prove d to o much . I WA S ALIVE, LATER , WHE N TH E tre e bega n bearin g fruit , I mad e deal s wit h th e neighborhoo d kid s t o onl y clim b th e tre e whe n I wa s there . Lettin g th e othe r kid s clim b an d giv e m e lime s fixe d m y havin g t o clim b tha t tree . Al l wen t wel l fo r awhile . Usin g a ladde r I borrowed , I climbe d tha t tre e on e summer' s day . I sa t hig h i n th e Spanis h lim e tre e surveyin g th e quie t neighborhoo d whe n I becam e awar e o f a was p flyin g nea r m y head . Suddenl y I sa w anothe r an d another , an d o h boy , wa s I i n trouble . I bega n t o cautiousl y mov e bac k alon g th e lim b whe n I hi t th e nes t wit h m y head . Her e I wa s withou t a X foun d mysel f flailin g a t air , fallin g rapidl y towar d ground , the n a sudde n sto p ( I ha d falle n t o a lowe r limb) , the n a tri p upwar d ari d outward ; onc e agai n a,downwar d plung e an d righ t int o th e middl e o f a n ol d sofa . I la y ther e stunned , amaze d an d sur e I ough t t o b e dead ; bu t no , I spran g u p an d ra n aroun d t o al l m y friends , laughin g an d tellin g the m I wa s luck y t o b e alive . Surel y the y though t I wa s craz y o r sufferin g fro m eatin g to o man y Spanis h limes . WELL , SOO N TH E lime s fel l fro m th e tre e o r shrivele d u p i n th e lat e summer' s sun . On e da y before , th e tre e wa s empt y o f lime s I wa s aske d b y a 4-year-ol d bo y i f h e to o coul d ge t Spanis h lime s fro m th e tree . Jokingl y I said , "Sure , clim b th e tre e an d hel p yourself. " Watc h wha t yo u tel l kids , especiall y Conchs . Onc e the y ge t permission , the n the y wil l pu t al l thei r resource s to gethe r t o achiev e their'goal . A n hou r o r s o afte r I gav e permis sion , hi s olde r brothe r cam e t o ge t hi m fo r lunch . Th e bo y wa s no t aroun d any where . I suggeste d h e ma y hav e climbe d th e tre e an d w e laughed . W e wen t t o th e tre e anywa y an d calle d hi s name . T o ou r surprise , w e hear d hi s smal l voic e hig h i n th e tree , lookin g u p w e almos t die d i n panic . THER E O N TO P o f th e roo f o f th e hous e nea r th e tre e wa s th e youngste r sittin g o n th e rainspou t eatin g Spanis h limes . I staye d belo w an d talke d t o hi m whil e hi s brothe r go t som e rope , the n climbe d ou t o n th e roo f an d go t hi s brothe r safel y bac k inside . Later , I foun d tha t th e littl e bo y ha d foun d onl y spoile d lime s o n th e ground , sa w thos e hig h u p ove r th e house' s roo f an d simpl y climbe d th e in sid e stair s t o th e attic . H e the n crawle d ou t th e ope n scuttl e ont o th e roo f an d bega n happil y eatin g Spanis h limes . W e dare d no t tel l hi s parents , so • w e ha d hi m promis e no t t o g o ou t alon e o n a roo f again . An d s o anothe r Spanis h lim e seaso n fade s int o memories. " A S A GROW N UP , responsibl e citizen , I n o longe r stea l fruit . I as k permis sio n o r bu y Spanis h lime s fro m th e kids , bu t a s I loo k wistfull y ou t m y window , 1 notic e tha t th e neighbor' s Spanis h lim e tre e i s ful l o f leaves . Coul d thos e white ; thing s b e earl y blooms ? No , onl y dus t dn'-m y glasses . Bu t yo u wh o ow n Spanis h lim e tree s b e warned , shar e good-naturedl y o r th e Spanis h lim e thieve s wil l ge t you . ti l i i i i i ii i Mr&Biddld s CAND Y STOR E AN D IC E CREA M PARLOR ! • • | i 1 1 i i i i 1 1 i i t i i i i IJ i i i 1 1 i i 1. 1 HOMEMAD E KE Y LIM E PI E b y Ra y Daniel s i f l i i I I i i f » n i i i 1 1 i i i f i ru n 1.. 1 i n corne r simontDn&fron t NE W LOCATIO N OL D ISLAN D MASSAG E AN D THERAP Y CLINI C 151 0 BERTH A STREE T OFFERIN G * Therapeuti c Massag e * Whirlpoo l Bat h * Colo n Irrigatio n Therap y * Paraffi n Bat h 1 * Stea m Bat h 1 Appointment s Schedule d alternatel y t o accommodot e bot h me n an d wome n Evenin g & weeken d App . Availabl e GI L ADAM S mi 294-444 4 Experienc e th e eleganc e o f day s gon e by , blende d wit h al l o f th e pos h an d excitin g convenience s an d comfort s o f a moder n resort . Thi s carefull y planne d combinatio n i s your s onl y a t th e Cas a Marin a Resort/Ke y West' s larges t resort . Experienc e a quie t lunc h o r a n elegan t dinne r amids t th e tropica l islan d splendo r a t Henry's ® diningroom . Henrv^ s Marriotts . CAS A MARIN A RESORT ' Reynold s St . o n th e Ocea n Ke y Wes t 296-353 5

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2 6 2 7 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 *As k around , you'l l com e t o Sunlio n * Bigges t selectio n an d bes t price s o f 14K , 18K , an d 24 K yello w gol d chain s i n th e Keys . Ar e yo u tire d o f impersona l Jewelry ? A t Sunion , you r origina l concept s ar e translate d Int o persona l an d dis tinctiv e jewelr y creations . Th e fines t ge m qualit y stone s ar e cu t & positione 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 . 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 , directl y t o you . silversmit h • goldsmit h • lapidar y ptonlio n ttisto m taor k nei l {effer u goldbtr g iccoclr u repai r 208a duda i stree t kc u tiiest, florid a wi o NOTE S AN D ANTIC-DOTE S continued from page 22 TH E TUMBLEDOW N DWELLIN G wher e h e conducte d th e tour s consiste d o f tw o section s o r cubicles . Th e fron t on e hel d X-ra y machin e part s an d som e o f th e "treatment " apparatus , odd s an d end s • o f laborator y equipment , plu s a container , v.'hic h h e sai d wa s a va t fo r immersin g th e body , use d i n th e experiment s fo r restoratio n o f ruine d tissues . I n th e secon d are a o f th e hom e ther e wa s a ver y nar ro w walkin g spac e aroun d th e be d i n whic h Vo n Cose l ha d tryste d wit h hi s decease d "bride. " A semi-concealin g canop y o f gauz e (som e sai d i t wa s flims y cheeseclot h instea d o f mosquit o netting ) wa s suspende d ove r th e bedstead . Nex t t o tha t wa s th e keyboar d o f a pip e orga n whic h h e ha d constructe d fro m a damage d on e ob taine d fro m a church . U p o n a corne r shelf , h e ha d place d a larg e portrai t phot o o f Elen a i n a weddin g veil . O n th e wal l wa s a deat h mask , cowle d i n whit e wit h a blu e headband . Th e reporte r wh o dbserve d thes e detail s als o note d tha t th e fron t doo r o f th e shabb y plac e ha d a sig n readin g "Laboratory. " Th e yar d wa s overgrow n wit h tal l gras s an d weeds , hal f hidin g a sundial . Th e plan e fuselag e i n whic h Vo n Cose l ha d Conceale d th e bod y wa s als o i n th e yard . Th e nos e o f th e plan e wa s painte d wit h th e titl e "CT S (fo r Countess ) Elen a Vo n Cosel. " . A HEARIN G WA S schedule d fo r Octobe r 8 , tw o day s afte r Vo n Cosel' s arrest . Th e defens e attorne y fo r th e hearin g (pre side d ove r b y Justic e o f th e Peac e Esguinaldo ) wa s Lewi s A . Harris . Th e charg e wa s violatin g a cemeter y vault . Fo r th e hearing , Vo n Cose l wor e a blac k sui t wit h sati n lapels , n o socks , an d whit e tenni s shoes . H e seeme d astonishe d ove r th e furo r cause d b y hi s possessio n o f a cadave r an d solemnl y announced , " I too k he r hom e wit h m e becaus e sh e wa s m y wife . She^'ha d accepte d m y pro posa l o f marriage . I hav e s o informe d th e Germa n government. " Durin g th e hearing , Vo n Cose l proteste d th e remova l o f Elena' s remain s fro m hi s keeping . Harri s asked , "Di d yo u hav e th e ide a tha t he r spiri t woul d unit e wit h he r bod y an d commun e wit h you? " Vo n Cose l exclaimed , "An d s o i t did , man y times ! Sh e gav e m e advice , eve n technica l advic e abou t th e pip e organ . I kep t i t b y he r be d s o tha t sh e coul d hea r th e music . I t wa s beneficia l an d soothin g fo r her , an d he r ear s coul d hear. " "Harri s asked,."Ho w woul d i t affec t yo u i f th e bod y wer e take n awa y fro m you? " . . Th e repl y wa s emotional . " I woul d fee l lost. 1 I pro mise d he r I woul d kee p an d protec t he r th e res t o f m y life , eve n wit h m y ow n life , agains t destruction. " VO N COSE L CONTINUE D t o plea d tha t h e b e permitte d t o retai n th e purloine d body , eve n whe n tol d thi s wa s no t possible . "The y can' t d o thi s t o me ! I t isn' t fair ! I t wil l mea n th e terminatio n o f m y career . Beside s i t wil l mea n breakin g fait h wit h Elena, " h e rante d .bitterly . > A sanit y examinatio n wa s conducte d o n Octobe r 10 . Curiously , despit e th e testimon y hear d previously , tw o do'ctor s an d a Mrs . Gilmor e Par k judge d Vo n Cose l t o b e sane . Som e o f th e testimon y th e culpri t gav e wa s conflicting . H e tol d ho w h e ha d remove d th e bod y fro m th e mausoleu m i n a tax i drive n b y a relativ e o f Elena's . Othe r evidenc e indicate d tha t h e obtaine d th e bod y righ t afte r th e funera l wak e an d tha t onl y a plaste r imag e ha d bee n pu t int o th e origina l coffin . O N OCTOBE R 11 , 1 9 40 , Enriqu e Esquinald o ordere d tha t Vo n • Cose l b e trie d befor e a jur y o f si x me n fo r "remova l o f a corps e fro m th e cemeter y an d keepin g th e reconstructe d bod y fo r mor e tha n seve n years " (i t wa s actuall y nearl y nine ) an d "wantonl y an d maliciousl y disturbin g a certai n tom h an d grave. " NOW OPEN!, Carlos 9 Sou p & Sandwic h Chil i Conc h Chowde r Chicke n Sandwiche s 70 1 Carolin e Stree t 296-232 1 Coming Soon: Breakfast! Sai d futur e Municipa l Judge , Esquinaldo , "Possessio n o f a bod y wa s continue d i n violatio n o f th e law. " Kar l Tanzler, . alia s Coun t Vo n Cosel , wa s boun d ove r t o crimina l court . O n Octobe r 12 , havin g spen t fou r day s i n custody , h e wa s release d whe n th e $1,00 0 bon d wa s poste d b y Josep h Zorsky , a forme r daredevi l circu s performe r wh o owne d touris t cottage s a t Cactu s Terrace , an d Benjami n Fernandez . (Zorsk y wa s sho t an d kille d i n a robber y a t hi s offic e a fe w year s back) . Th e "grav e robber " hi d ou t a t th e Cactu s Terrac e retrea t unti l Octobe r 19 , whe n h e wen t bac k t o hi s home , wher e h e re sume d repai r o n a damage d pip e organ . H e the n opene d th e prem ise s t o payin g sightseers . Thi s continue d fo r si x months . De spit e th e mysti c romanticis m associate d wit h thi s tal e o f "di vin e love, " commercialis m ha d reare d it s lucrativ e head . A S FO R WHA T wa s lef t o f th e unfortunat e Elena , th e bone s wer e sawe d int o smal l piece s and , alon g wit h th e plaster , bees wax , wrappe d gauz e an d foa m rubbe r portion , wer e deposite d i n a smal l casket . Thi s wa s reburie d a t 3 a.m . unde r cove r o f darkness . Rumor s hav e i t tha t th e unmarke d grav e i s beneat h on e o f th e road s i n th e Cit y Cemetery , bu t onl y Harol d Cruz , th e sol e livin g membe r o f th e reburia l squad , know s fo r certai n — an d h e i s keepin g hi s vo w no t t o tell . Thes e cautiou s measure s wer e take n becaus e Elena' s rela tive s feare d tha t Vo n Cose l migh t someho w agai n ge t hol d o f th e remain s an d commi t furthe r "sacrilege. " ALTHOUG H TH E VANDALIS M cas e agains t Vo n Cose l wa s t o re sum e o n Novembe r 11 , i t wa s finall y dismisse d fro m crimina l court . I n th e meantime , a numbe r o f psychiatrist s attendin g a conventio n i n Jacksonvill e visite d Ke y Wes t t o examin e Vo n Cosel . H e wa s declare d a tru e necrophiliac , compelle d b y a rar e for m of.insanity . Som e friend s continue d t o b e loya l t o "th e ma d genius, " bu t man y islander s expresse d a n actua l fea r o f hi s presenc e i n th e community . H e wa s "exiled " fro m Ke y Wes t i n th e sprin g o f 1941 , evicte d fro m th e propert y o n Flagle r Avenue , whic h wa s owne d b y banke r "Willie " Porter . FOU R HOUR S AFTE R Vo n Cosel' s departur e fo r Zephyrhills , Florida , th e tom b dedicate d t o th e memor y o f Elen a wa s rocke d b y a n explosion . A "tim e bomb " ha d bee n place d there , presum abl y b y Vo n Cosel . Th e vaul t wa s damage d bu t wa s no t completel y destroye d then . I t wa s no t unti l a fe w year s ag o tha t th e cryp t wa s demolished , reportedl y t o preven t curiosit y seeker s fro m furthe r effacin g th e structure . Visitor s t o th e site , throug h • th e years , ha d bee n i n th e habi t o f chippin g of f hunk s o f th e mausoleu m an d tramplin g nearb y graves . A DRAMATI C FINAL E t o th e bizarr e epi c cam e o n Augus t 1 , 1952 , whe n I wa s o n th e staf f o f th e Key West Citizen. I ha d jus t complete d intricat e researc h an d in-dept h interview s o n th e Tanzler-Vo n Cose l legend , wit h th e intentio n o f writin g a maga zin e article , whe n I receive d a long-distanc e cal l fro m Tampa, . Florida . Th e caller , wh o refuse d t o identif y himsel f b y name , wante d t o kno w fact s an d date s i n connectio n wit h th e Vo n Cose l affair . H e state d onl y tha t h e ha d t o hav e th e informatio n a t once . I gav e hi m a brie f outlin e o n th e internationall y famou s (o r in famous ) episode , bu t sinc e I ha d don e s o muc h preliminar y wor k fo r myself , I suggeste d tha t h e com e t o Ke y Wes t an d di g ou t hi s ow n version . I t occure d t o m e tha t sinc e Vo n Cose l wa s a t leas t 8 3 year s ol d b y tha t time , h e migh t hav e died . I aske d th e calle r poin t blan k i f thi s wer e true . H e answere d tha t h e couldn' t giv e m e an y reaso n fo r hi s sudde n deman d fo r sourc e facts . Whe n pressed , h e said , "Ver y well ! Th e brea k fo r thi s stor y wil l com e ove r th e Associate d Pres s wire. " I IMMEDIATEL Y CHECKE D wit h th e A P Burea u i n Miam i t o se e i f an y stor y o n Vo n Cose l wa s pending , Th e A P evidentl y relaye d continued on page 3 6 A so m a t ke y Wes t specia l pul l seRvic e salo n PO R al l o p VOU R individua l need s — peatuRin q — &Rtisti c plowe R weavin g Sensoi ? peR m Intensiv e conditionin g tReatment s Aviqa l eqyptra n henn a ha m CRimpin q ful l coloRin q seRvice s maniomes , pe6icuRes , pasulou s pake s fO R appointmen t phon e 296-8^8 3 11 7 fitzpatRic k swee t • I n th e kin o plaz a • Ol d town , ke y Wes t mon . thu u fm . 1 0 t o 8 • Satuisda y 1 0 t o 6 • Close O Sunfii y PURVEYOR S O F FIN E IMPORTE D AN D HAN D CRARE D GOOD S No w Carrie s Fres h Roaste d Coffe e Bean s MOCH A JAVA 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 l Street . Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 296430 0 bkPMZ BETHE'5 . hanging wo fSemfa $\tca Introducin g ou r fin e selectio n o f bee r "& ' win e Ope n fo r you r pleasur e fro m 1 1 A M til l 5 A M

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2 9 2 8 BILL' S MUFFLE R SHO P 294-210 5 Toyota s & Truck s a Specialt y 2 0 year s experienc e VANS RV's.Econom y Muffler; , FRE E ESTIMATE S , INSTALLATIO N BENDER-TANI S INC. , REALTO R FULL REAL ESTATE SERVICE 40 9 FLEMIN G ST . : 296-6200 or 296-6231 SHORTY'S Nmv Re-Opened! Summe r Hours : 6:3 0 t o 3:0 0 Monda y Saturda y 7:0 0 t o 1:0 0 Sunda y FABRI C CIT Y Ke y Plaz a Shoppin g Center , Ke y Wes t 296-333 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 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 An idyllio waterfront scene some years back. The photo was taken by Harry Mitchell. Wfo&i i 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 STEV E NES S KATH V H0WNOT0 N #1 4 KE Y LIM t SQUAR E 294-821 6 editoria l b y Bil l Westra y MOR E ABOU T BEACHE S O N MONDA Y MA5 f 21 , 1979 , a t th e regu la r Cit y Commissio n Meeting , Mayo r McCo y disclose d th e result s o f a stud y b y th e U.S . Arm y Cor p o f Engineer s concernin g th e Atlanti c ocea n beache s i n Ke y West . Th e Arm y stud y indicate d tha t th e Ke y Wes t beac h i s th e onl y beac h i n Monro e Count y worth y o f comprehensiv e effort s t o improve , extend , o r preserve . Consisten t wit h this , McCo y outline d plan s t o exten d th e beac h eastwar d fro m Smather s Beac h abou t 300 0 fee t towar d th e airport , an d westwar d fro m Smather s Beac h alon g Res t Beac h al l th e wa y t o Count y Beach . Thi s woul d involv e firs t securin g riparia n right s fro m th e presen t privat e owner s o f muc h o f th e Res t Beac h tract , an d the n pumpin g san d fro m a n off shor e sourc e int o th e beach . • Th e ne w beac h woul d exten d th e publi c beache s i n Ke y Wes t considerabl y an d woul d enhanc e th e value s o f th e propert y abuttin g o r ; behin d thi s beac h line . "T o giv e th e entir e sout h shor e o f Ke y Wes t a wid e beac h appearanc e ha s bee n on e o f m y lifelon g ambitions, " sai d McCoy . I N DISCUSSIO N WIT H th e Cit y Commis sioner s i n a worksho p session , Mayo r McCo y receive d a n expressio n o f stron g suppor t fro m th e res t o f th e Commissioners . Th e cos t o f thi s plan , abou t $ 4 million , woul d b e born e abou t 75 % b y federa l agencies , abou t 12)5 % b y stat e agencie s an d abou t 12% % b y th e city . Th e city' s shar e woul d b e somethin g o n th e orde r o f fou r hundre d t o fiv e hundre d thousan d dollars . Sourc e o f fund s fo r thi s projec t wa s no t discus sed . Mayo r McCo y the n discusse d a n appli catio n b y on e o f th e Res t Beac h privat e owners , Davi d Wolkowsky , t o ripra p th e beac h fron t fro m Whit e Stree t Pie r u p t o th e Rong o townhouses , a distanc e o f abou t faihioru. to rru.it yoa\ £
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3 0 TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Dail y shar k feedin g 3 p m Also next door... 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 N|; " Fo r Shel l Warehous e DUL Y SPECIAL S Wher e Yo u Ge t Goo d Valu e Ever y Da y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 3 F M Lunc h $1.2 9 Choic e o f Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e o l Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes . Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r Deluxe... . $1.6 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 . Fiie s o r Mashe d Potatoes . Roll , an d Tarta r o r Cocktai l Sauc e DININ G ROO M TAKEOU T SERVIC E BAT IN UNLIMITE D TAKE OU T Tamily Restaurants 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S » 1 Ph . 290-220 4 doin g woul d b e purel y speculative . H e sai d tha t no w tha t h e ha s fir m plan s t o g o ahea d wit h th e chanc e t o mak e a.sub stantia l amoun t o f money , perhap s $400 t o $500,00 0 i n profit , tha t h e wa s reall y distresse d b y bein g aske d t o sto p an d bac k off . Afte r som e considerabl e pressure s an d arguments , however , WoJJcowsk y agree d t o temporaril y sto p al l o f hi s activit y t o pursu e thi s development , t o giv e th e cit y a chanc e t o secur e a n appraisa l an d mak e hi m a n offe r o n th e property . Tha t i s wher e th e matte r stand s a t thi s time . ALS O A T TH E Monda y nigh t Cit y Commis sio n meeting , th e cit y hear d plan s fro m attorne y Jame s Hendrick s o n behal f o f th e Cora l Isl e Developmen t Corporatio n t o procee d wit h a 136-unit , four-phas e con dominiu m projec t a t th e northeas t corne r o f Berth a Stree t an d Sout h Roosevel t Boulevar d acros s fro m Smather s beach . A featur e o f th e proposa l i s th e cluste r developmen t o n th e existin g upland s o r altere d land s thereb y preservin g th e marshlan d an d wetlan d are a i n th e interio r o f th e trac t a s a scenic-vista , open spac e an d possibl e recreatio n area . TH E PROJEC T I S quit e attractiv e an d woul d appea r t o b e i n consonanc e wit h norma l environmenta l concerns . Th e writer , speakin g a s a loca l citizen , urge d som e cautio n upo n th e Cit y Commis sio n wit h respec t t o th e availabilit y o f potabl e wate r supplie s an d th e avail abilit y o f a n adequat e sanitar y sewe r syste m t o suppor t suc h a project . Afte r hearin g bot h pr o an d co n argu ment s a s wel l a s concern s tha t th e Com munit y Impac t Statemen t prepare d b y th e develope r ha d no t provide d al l o f th e necessar y information , th e commissio n tentativel y approve d th e projec t o n a divide d vot e o f fou r t o one , Mayo r McCo y dissenting , provide d tha t th e develope r presen t t o th e Commissio n al l o f th e omitte d dat a tha t i s require d i n a Com munit y Impac t Statement . McCoy' s negativ e vot e wa s intende d t o withhol d an y approva l unti l al l th e omitte d dat a ha d bee n submitted . RE D BALLOO N MESSAG E SERVIC E YOU R BUSINES 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 I N SUMMARY , ou r firs t impressio n o f th e Arm y Cor p o f Engineer s beac h restora tio n an d extensio n project_i s ver y favorable . W e ar e certainl y i n agree men t tha t anythin g whic h woul d improv e th e beaches , on e o f th e primar y attrac tion s o f ou r touris t industry , woul d b e highl y desirable . Wit h respec t t o discouragin g develop e r Davi d Wolkowsk y fro m buildin g o n th e wes t en d o f Res t Beach , w e wil l continu e ou r effort s i n tha t direction . I n spit e o f th e fac t tha t Wolkowsk y i s wel l in tentioned , w e fee l tha t th e overal l wel far e i s bes t serve d b y acquirin g tha t beac h trac t i n publi c ownershi p a s a natura l extensio n o f th e Indigenous,Par k acros s th e street . Wit h respec t t o th e Cora l Isl e Con dominiu m Project , w e urg e al l agencie s t o exercis e cautio n i n approvin g thi s four phas e projec t to o quickly . W e d o hav e a wate r shortage . W e d o hav e a sewe r prob lem . Unti l w e ca n com e u p wit h fir m date s whe n ne w additiona l wate r an d sewe r service s woul d b e available , larg e pro ject s suc h a s thes e shoul d hav e t o wait . 120 8 Simonto n Stree t Ne w Summe r Hour s an d Men u i n Effec t Thursday , Friday , Saturda y Evening s 6-1 0 Sunda y Brunc h 11:30-4:0 0 FO R RESERVATION S 294-071 7 §til l th e Fines t "Restauran t i n Ke y Wes t PICTUR E SIHC W TH E STIN G TH E BUDD Y HOLL Y STOR Y ira m nu s mm imi nm K M JAC K mt "fHIHATOWH " JUN E PUCN E 294382 6 KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E b y Emm a Cate s Su n i n Gemini , afte r 21s t i n Cance r Venu s i n Taurus , afte r 11t h i n Gemin i Mercur y i n Gemini , afte r 8t h i n Cancer ; afte r 26t h i n Le o Satur n i n Virg o Jupite r i n Le o Mar s i n Taurus , afte r 25t h i n Gemin i Uranu s i n Scorpio , retrograd e Neptun e i n Sagittarius , retrograd e Plut o i n Libra , retrograde , turnin g di rec t o n th e 26t h Nort h Nod e 1 3 degree s o f Virg o accelerate . Th e employmen t pictur e fo r th e summe r i s good. Th e summe r touris t seaso n shoul d b e bette r tha n i t ha s bee n i n th e past . Th e en d o f Jun e show s a marke d upswin g i n thi s area . SATURN , TH E RULE R o f th e char t o f Ke y West , continue s t o transi t th e fourt h hous e secto r o f th e chart . Building , homes , construction , supplie s an d employ men t al l continu e t o b e highlighte d i n th e char t o f Ke y West . Improvemen t i n al l o f thes e area s wil l slowl y b e mani feste d throug h thi s summe r o f 1979 . TH E FUL L MOO N o n Jun e 10t h wil l b e i n conjunctio n wit h Neptun e i n th e 7t h hous e secto r o f th e char t o f Ke y West . Partnershi p matter s ar e highlighted . Thi s conjunctio n i n Sagittariu s i s i n trin e aspec t t o th e nata l Plut o i n Arie s i n th e char t o f th e city . Thi s aspec t favor s positiv e an d constructiv e actio n i n th e are a o f friend s an d relationships . I constru e thi s t o effec t a muc h mor e amiabl e interchang e betwee n th e differ in g faction s o f life-style s tha t mak e u p ou r community . A realisti c an d open minde d attitud e wil l b e eviden t i n thi s area . TH E NE W MOO N o n Jun e 24t h wil l oc cu r i n th e 1s t hous e secto r o f ou r chart . Thi s positio n favorabl y aspect s ou r pro gresse d ascendan t an d th e nata l Jupite r i n th e Ke y Wes t Horoscope . Th e "image " o f Ke y Wes t wil l b e improve d an d it s repu tatio n a s a resor t cit y wil l continu e t o 'ENTERTAINMEN T «-Hi i 42 8 Green e St . 3 1 NIGHTLY ' N% ^ 296941 7 1 oarers w for your day df Jai/5 * 4 L a Plac e 1 0 AM5 P M 11 1 Duva l St . 294-972 7 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 MOTHE R NATURE S We Coffee is back! DAY S INN * Th e Place To Stay at the end of the day 8 0 Mote l Room s • 3 5 Apartment s Phon e [305 ] 294-374 2 Toll-fre e [800 ] 241-919 1 385 2 N . Roosevel t Blvd . Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 Cop t BOD' d RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocean SEAFOO D Ra w Oyster s Shrim p Steame d i n Bee r Conc h Chowde r Lobste r & Turtl e Stea k Homemad e Ke y Lim e Pi e DESERVEDL Y FAMOU S FO R FRES H SEAFOO D Ope n 11:3 0 a.m . t o 1 1 p.m . Dail y 90 8 Carolin e St . 294-900 5

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3 3 3 2 OL D ISLfiN D BIR D CO . 5O 3 Green e St T 294-293 2 PRRROT S COCKF1TOO S mfiCRW S Stron g health y birds . tha t live . Sexin g an d breedin g pair s available . Garde n aviarie s buil t ftdlne shippin g boxe s availabl e Bo b LaPollc * Tomm y ftkha/dson i Rlchardto n Bug S»l l Trad * You r ke y t o th e Key . Vk 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 Con e 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 . AWometc o Attraction . Th e mos t efficien t su n scree n eve r develope d teste d an d manufacture d i n Hawaii . 61 6 DUVA L STREE T A JEWELRYxBOUTIQU E HAN D CAHVE D PtN K CORA L • HAR E & EXOI C 5HEU . JEWEL» V SILVE R CREATION S • UK • G. F ENAME L FANTASIE S • DEC O DESIGN S som e remark s JUN E GREEN E STREE T THEATR E UPDAT E b y J.P . B o I N TH E LAS T 6 weeks , th e Green e Stree t Theatr e ha s mad e significan t fi nancia l stride s du e t o th e mos t recen t theatr e benefits . A t th e en d o f April , th e two-da y celebratio n an d feas t featurin g th e bene fi t performance s o f Richi e Havens , accom panie d b y "Dino " Williams , nette d th e financiall y trouble d theatr e ove r $5000 . Communit y suppor t an d cooperatio n wer e immens e an d eve n exceede d m y fondes t ex pectations . OVE R 60 0 PEOPL E passe d throug h th e theatr e durin g th e tw o day s — man y fo r th e firs t time . Th e energ y an d vibration s wer e gloriou s — no t t o mentio n th e foo d an d th e music . A s th e forc e behin d Richi e Havens ' Ke y West-Green e Stree t Theatr e concerts , I wa s i n ecstas y watchin g i t al l unfol d exactl y a s I ha d firs t fantasize d it . RICHI E HAVEN S PROVE D t o b e th e per fec t choic e fo r a nam e entertaine r t o com e t o th e ai d o f m y favorit e theatre . Know n throughou t th e worl d a s a war m an d givin g huma n being , Richi e Haven s demonstrate d thos e qualitie s an d mor e i n hi s shor t sta y an d involvemen t here . He' s a s grea t a n entertaine r a s ever , too , an d Pau l "Dino " William s wa s masterfu l a s Richie' s accompanist Le t i t b e know n tha t Richi e Haven s i s no w a n honorar y membe r o f th e Boar d o f Director s o f th e Green e Stree t Theatre . I n November , a plaqu e commemoratin g hi s benefi t concert s wil l heiunveile d i n th e theatre . TH E FOUNDATIO N ha s bee n lai d fo r mor e concert s lik e thos e o f Richi e Havens . I dedicat e mysel f t o tha t end . I n m y heart , I kno w Richi e Haven s wil l return , becaus e h e wa s greatl y touche d b v hi s wel com e an d treatmen t i n Ke y West . I n May , Phili p Mascia , owne r o f th e Por t o f Call , close d hi s restauran t t o th e publi c on e Saturda y nigh t an d pre pare d a lavis h six-cours e mea l fo r ove r ROLE X MAK E HI S GRADUATIO N GLOW . ROLE X Mark ' thi s mos t importan t tim e wit h a gif t you r graduat e wil l neve r outgrow : a Rolex . Thi s Oyste r Perpetua l Date , wit h handsom e stainles s stee l case , i s a 30-jewe l automati c chronometer . In dividuall y teste d an d guarantee d pressure-proo f dow n t o 16 5 feet , i t i s als o availabl e i n 14kt . gold , o r stee i an d gold , al l wit h matchin g bracelet . 60 0 DUVA L STREE T AMERICA N GE M SOCIET Y 3 0 patron s an d supporter s o f th e Summe r '7 9 Season . Believ e me , i t wa s som e spread ! . ' Phili p Mascia' s i s a perfec t exampl e o f th e typ e o f suppor t th e Green e Stree t Theatr e ha s bee n receivin g fro m th e com munit y lately . Thi s spiri t an d thi s spiri t alon e i s th e backbon e o f th e theatre , th e prim e reaso n fo r it s sur vival , an d th e inspiratio n fo r a ful l Summe r '7 9 schedul e unde r th e directio n o f Marg o Cone , Richar d Magesis , an d my self . I believ e strongl y tha t grea t thing s ar e goin g t o happe n i n an d fo r th e theatr e durin g th e Summe r '7 9 Season . TH E COMMUNIT Y I S finall y startin g t o realiz e th e predicamen t o f th e Green e Stree t Theatre . I t i s impossibl e fo r a 126-sea t theatr e t o pa y $100 0 pe r mont h ren t t o th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t withou t ap prova l o f a beer-win e license . Somethin g mus t b e don e ver y soo n t o alleviat e thi s unjus t situation . We'v e close d ou r ol d Bo x Offic e o n Duva l Street . The Box Office is now located at the entrance to the theatre — a t Thoma s an d Southar d Streets . Th e telephon e numbe r remain s 294-5001 , an d bo x offic e hour s begi n Jun e 12t h — fro m 2 p.m . t o 6 p.m . Summe r curtai n tim e i s 9 p.m . Th e ai r conditione r i s workin g fin e afte r $250 0 wort h o f repairs . FO R TH E SCHEDUL E o f th e Green e Stree t Theatr e Summe r '7 9 season , pleas e se e ou r a d o n pag e 35 . Cli p i t ou t fo r futur e reference . • Pleas e includ e th e Green e Stree t Theatr e i n you r summe r plans . We'r e countin g o n you , an d w e inten d t o delive r th e bes t entertainmen t possible . C.A.K.E . b y Mac k Dryde n FUNN Y THA T KE Y WEST , vhic h probabl y ha s mor e genuin e artist s pe r acr e tha n an y othe r tow n i n th e country , doesn' t hav e a n ar t cente r t o d o i t justice . Ther e ar e severa l nic e galleries , o f course, bu t non e o f the m reall y repre sent s th e scop e o f artisti c achievemen t tha t give s Ke y Wes t muc h o f it s uniqu e energy . Janic e Wagone r doesn' t thin k it' s funn y a t all , actually , an d sh e ha s pu t th e wheel s i n motio n t o d o somethin g abou t it . Janic e ha s bee n photographin g Ke y Wes t fo r seve n years ; i n al l tha t tim e sh e hasn' t foun d a goo d plac e t o displa y he r wor k i n th e contex t she' d lik e t o se e it . Recently , sh e wa s wan derin g aroun d (trespassing ) i n th e ol d Custom s Buildin g an d Pos t Offic e o n Clinto n Squar e wher e Whitehead , Fron t an d Green e Street s converge . Th e Custom s Buildin g i s th e magnificen t ol d re d bric k edific e tha t dominate s th e square . TH E BUILDIN G I S a par t o f th e ol d Truma n Anne x nava l bas e whic h th e cit y i s i n th e proces s o f takin g ove r fro m th e federa l government . Janic e think s i t woul d b e a perfec t locatio n fo r a hug e art s center . S o sh e i s formin g th e Cul tura l Art s o f th e Key s Enterprises , Inc . (CAKE) , whic h hope s t o tur n th e buildin g int o a non-profi t learning , viewin g an d meetin g plac e fo r artist s an d ar t lovers . Sh e envision s a plac e where , unde r on e roof , ther e coul d b e classe s i n weav ing , jewelr y makin g an d pottery , monthl y change s i n photographi c ar t an d paintin g shows . "Ther e ar e s o man y artist s here , yo u wan t t o se e thei r work, " sh e said . "Ke y Wes t i s exceptional , eccentric . Everyon e like s t o ha m i t u p her e becaus e it' s s o beautiful . Everyone' s lik e a movi e star . CAK E coul d brin g everyon e togethe r fo r a commo n purpose. " Sh e think s th e ol d Custom s Buildin g i s th e perfec t setting . "I t i s s o huge . Yo u coul d allo t spac e fo r everybody' s thing . I wan t th e cit y t o glorif y al l th e talente d people , an d tha t momentou s buildin g i s th e perfec t plac e t o d o it. " RIGH T NO W TH E Ke y Wes t Redevelopmen t Agenc y i s formulatin g plan s fo r .th e reus e o f th e Nav y property , an d the y woul d lik e t o hea r al l th e recommendation s th e citi zen s o f Ke y Wes t hav e fo r possibl e uses . N o decisio n ha s ye t bee n mad e o n th e Custom s Building . A concerte d driv e b y intereste d peopl e migh t b e th e decidin g factor . Janic e woul d lik e suppor t i n he r pla n an d ask s tha t intereste d people , artist s o r ar t lovers , cal l he r a t 294-604 3 t o se e ho w the y ca n help . AQUEDUC T UPDAT E b y Bil l Westra y NEW S THA T TH E Florid a Key s Aqueduc t Authorit y (FKAA ) mus t pa y o r guarante e th e pipelin e "enhancement " cost s t o th e Flor id a Departmen t o f Transportatio n (DOT ) befor e provisio n fo r th e large r pipelin e i s designe d int o th e bridge s seeme d t o tak e FKA A Boar d member s an d staf f b y sur prise . Enhancemen t i n thi s cas e mean s th e extr a cos t resultin g fro m pipelin e size s greate r tha n th e existin g 18-inc h line ; FKA A i s require d t o pa y th e dif erenc e fo r th e large r pipe . Th e onl y surpris e i n th e lates t dis losur e i s th e amoun t o f exces s cos t — _bou t $4. 5 t o $4. 8 millio n total . Dur in g hi s presentation s supportin g th e larg e ne w pipeline , forme r directo r Claud e Gehma n ha d mentione d tha t FKA A wa s suppose d t o pa y fo r enhancemen t o f th e pipelin e o n th e bridges ; however , Gehma n woul d neve r giv e a n estimat e o f th e enhancemen t cost s an d w e wer e le d b y hi m t o believ e tha t the y woul d b e insig nifican t o r tha t DO T woul d "forge t them. " No w w e kno w th e truth . ON E BOAR D MEMBE R ha s suggeste d tha t th e entir e $4. 8 millio n b e take n fro m th e $53. 2 millio n Farmer s Hom e Administratio n HAL F SHEL L HE 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 • • • OPE N 11:30-9:0 0 MONDA Y SATURDA Y NOON-9:0 0 P M SUNDA Y band s En d Villag e Foo t o f Margare t St . Ke y West , Florid a Nea r th e Turtl e Kraal s Phon e 294-700 0 CAS H REGISTE R SYSTEM S ELECTRONI C DAT A SYSTEM S ELECTRONI C SCALE S (WITHOU T O R WITHOU T CAS H REGISTE R HOOK-UP ) For : Bars/Restaurant s • Motel s * Supermarket s Fas t Food s • Hotel s • Al l Purpose s MA X VOLPIAJ S 110 0 TRUMA N AVE . KE Y WES T 296-669 8 A T SWIFT' S 42 3 DUVA L The $4.75 Tape Wonder

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3 4 Hos t Di y Cleane r fo r carpets . S o easy , s o quick , s o clean . Hos t Dr y Cleane r clean s you r carpetin g thoroughl y wit h a minimu m o f effor t o n you r pa n Yo u jus t sprea d the organi c com pound , wor k i t irrwit h th e specia l Hos t Dr y Cleane r machirw , an d vacuu m i t up . Th e compoun d loosens , absorb s an d extract s eve n th e heavies t ground-i n soil . You r roo m i s read y Fo r immediat e use . There * n o streak ing An d n o stick y residu e t o attrac t mor e dirt . Ren t Hos t Dr y Cleane r an d d o tha t carpetin g jo b one . two , three . Sprea d Hol m Floo r Coverin g Co . B2 1 FLEMIN G STREE T PHON E 296-2O9 1 TOY S an d THING S Upstairs f the Harbor house Arcade Front Street, Key West ^. tm mut 42% FRONT STREET Ol d Tow n Sq u Thoplcul * 7Hps Invites you to Al l vessel s compl y S^ _ wit h U.S . CMS ! Guar d j» ^ safet y regulation : SAILING , SN0RKEL1NG , REE F TRIP S Sp^ — Moonligh t Sails , Sunse t Sail s • JU ~ Z ~ Grou p o r Extanda d Charter s Availabl e P.O . Bo x 1153 . Ke y West . Florid a 33M 0 294-213 1 O-OO O OO P Q Q Q O Q O Q Q JUNE' S FRITTE R flWHRDS GOE S TO : * WILLin m R . RUP P • WILLIRITI : FO R FRE E FOO D FO R FOU R FRIEND S OR H FRmiL Y O F FOU R BRIN G YOU R I.D . T O CflPT . CONCH' S SEAFOO D STflN D RN Y DR Y O N YOU R WR Y BflC K FROfT l SUNSE T AN D FEflS T FO R FRE E WE'R E I N TH E SOUTHEflS T CORNE R (TH E SU N STIL L SET S I N TH E WEST ) O F fTlRLLOR Y PIE R UNDE R TH E PINE S CONCH S COOKE D T O CONTEN T EVE N CONCH S DRIL Y HOT SUNSE T . FOO D T O G O O R EA T HER E O N TH E PRT1 Q 0 0 D 0 296-274 5 WANTED ! U/YUA-f c — 1 EVERYDA Y 6Z2 bUVAV.S C T o i>pn\ (FmHA ) Loa n Fund . Thi s i s probabl y no t lega l without , changin g th e rules ; i n an y cas e tha t woul d hav e t o b e adde d t o th e $53. 2 millio n dolla r loan . I n ou r Marc h 197 9 editoria l w e es timate d th e cos t o f th e ne w 36"-30"-24 " pipelin e alon g wit h bon d refinancin g a t $72,793,50 0 versu s FKAA' s estimat e o f $53,225,000 , predictin g thereb y a $19,568,50 0 deficit . T o thi s mus t no w b e adde d th e $4. 8 millio n fo r bridg e pip e enhancemen t s o ou r ne w estimate d tota l cos t i ? $77,593,500'an d th e defici t i s $24,368,500 . JUS T BEFOR E PRES S TIM E w e learne d tha t Directo r Denni s Wardlo w ha d secure d a tentativ e agreemen t with-DO T Directo r Ros e t o sprea d th e $4. 5 millio n ove r abou t fiv e years . I f th e $900,00 0 pe r yea r i s t o b e mad e u p fro m wate r revenues , i t woul d b e necessar y t o rais e wate r rate s immediatel y b y abou t 5 0 t o 5 5 cents , pe r thousan d gallons . Tha t woul d re sul t i n a n immediat e wate r rat e o f abou t $ 5 pe r thousan d gallon s wit h fue l ad justment . O n Apri l 12 , 1979 , th e Florid a De partmen t o f Environmenta l Regulatio n (DER) , "Sout h Florida-District , sen t a lette r t o FKA A notin g tha t DE R ha d receive d numer ou s complaint s abou t FKA A wate r service . Th e letter , signe d b y Pollutio n Contro l Specialis t Roxan e Do w state d tha t FKA A wa s not complyin g wit h th e Florid a Ad ministrativ e Cod e wit h respec t t o th e numbe r o f wate r sample s teste d fo r coli for m bacteri a contaminatio n levels . Th e cod e require s 6 5 sample s monthl y and , DE R allege d tha t FKA A ha d onl y bee n takin g six . I N TH E SAM E lette r DE R als o expresse d dee p concer n ove r wate r pressure s i n th e FKA A distributio n syste m o f les s tha n 2 0 pound s pe r squar e inc h (psi) . DE R stated , "Th e situatio n i s particularl y critica l i n Ke y Wes t wher e breakdown s i n th e sewe r syste m ar e common , increasin g th e possibilit y o f infiltratio n o f con taminant s int o th e wate r system. " DE R aske d tha t FKA A submi t plan s t o correc t th e pressur e deficiencies , wit h antici ammock s ful l lin e o f accessorie s lightin g art gift s pate d date s fo r completion . I n a repl y date d Ma y 18 , 1979 , FKA A staf f enginee r Dal e Roh e advise d DE R tha t 4 3 colifor m bacteri a sample s wer e bein g take n monthl y rathe r tha n 65 . FKA A assure d DE R tha t samplin g woul d b e in crease d t o 6 5 immediately . WIT H RESPEC T T O pressur e deficiencies , FKA A wa s ver y vagu e o n correctiv e measures . Th e proble m wa s attribute d t o hig h tour ist , deman d durin g shutdow n o f th e Stoc k Islan d Desa l Plant . FKA A the n describe d improve d pumpin g capacit y a t variou s lo cation s i n th e Lowe r Keys , increase d wate r productio n a t Roc k Harbor , an d in crease d pumpin g capacit y ou t o f Florid a City . Othe r planne d correctiv e measure s include d retubin g th e remainin g thre e tub e bundle s o f th e desa l plan t an d buildin g a ne w pipeline . N o date s wer e give n a s requested , an d specifi c bene fit s fro m th e severa l measure s describe d i n correctin g th e pressur e deficienc y proble m wer e omitte d fro m th e reply . m Polynesia n Cuisin e an d I 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 3 5 vc c Ther e wil l b e LIVE A Theatr e a t it s YC.&, KE Y WES T BES T thi s Summe r o f '79!!! ! YES 9 Th e Green e Stree t Theatr e wil l hav e it s mos t activ e summe r ever!!! ! GRAN D OPENIN G O F SUMME R 7 9 16 h Dance-Comed y Frida y & Saturday , Jun e 15t h & 16th , 9 p.m . MuSlC~Extravaganz a Open s Friday , Jun e 29th , 9 p.m . , • • • *PLA Y I T AGAI N SA M Close s Jul y 9t h by : Wood y Alle n Open s Friday , Jul y 27th , 9 p.m . • • • • A THOUSAN D CLOWN S Close s Aug . 6t h by : Her b Gardne r Open s Friday , Aug . 24th , 9 p.m . • •••BU S STO P Close s Sept . 3r d With J.P. Bo, Host and an All Star Cast Many surprises , too! by : Wm . Ing e Sa t , Aug . 31s t throug h Monday , Sept . 2n d MAC K DRYDEN' S MIDNIGH T COMED Y SPECIA L Thre e Specia l Midnigh t Show s BOX OFFICE NOW LOCATED AT THEATRE ENTRANCE Beginning June 12th, open from 2 to 6 p.m. Call 294-5001 for reservations and information We want to be the best thing happening in Key West this summer. THANK YOU! RICHI E HAVEN S PAU L "Dino " WILLIAM S JOH N FISHE R DIC K COHE N W e dedicat e th e Summe r '7 9 Seaso n t o Yo u 4 'cu z withou t you , i t wouldn' t b e happening . PLEAS E COM E BAC K SOON . Plu s . . . A WHOL E LO T MOR E i n th e works .

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p 'a 3 6 NOTE S AN D ANTIC-DO.TE S aontinued from page 27 m y suspicion s tha t th e ol d eccentri c migh t hav e died , fo r th e cit y edito r o f th e Tampa Tribune the n calle d rce. Nothin g was ~ know n a t tha t end , bu t h e offere d t o mak e a follow-u p investi gation . Th e Tamp a edito r adde d tha t m y mys teriou s telephon e cal l ha d probabl y com e fro m a write r i n Sanford , Florida , wh o ha d bee n lookin g throug h th e newspape r file s a t th e Tamp a office . DAY S PASSE D WITHOU T furthe r develop ment . The n o n Augus t 14 , 1952 , m y sus picion s concernin g th e demis e o f Vo n Cose l wer e confirmed . Th e A P wir e carrie d th e denouement . Th e decomposin g bod y o f Kar l Tanzle r Vo n Cose l ha d bee n foun d o n Augus t 1 3 i n a smal l hous e abou t tw o mile s fro m Zephyrhills . Th e A P burea u hea d i n Miam i contact e d me , requestin g th e backgroun d whic h I ha d tol d the m I ha d prepare d fo r a maga zine . I complied , als o notin g tha t a searc h o f th e hom e i n Zephyrhill s woul d probabl y resul t i n th e discover y o f deat h mask s an d perhap s a larg e imag e o f th e los t Elena . Thi s prove d t o b e th e case . Vo n Cose l ha d persiste d i n makin g images , includin g a life-size d effig y foun d i n th e cottage . Thi s wa s 1 1 year s afte r h e ha d lef t Ke y West . WHE N VO N COSEL' S bod y wa s discovered , i t wa s lyin g nea r th e fron t doo r o f hi s tin y dwelling . Th e entranc e wa s locked , an d al l th e light s wer e on . A . neighbo r ha d finall y notice d tha t mai l wa s pilin g u p a t th e residence . Vo n Cose l ha d las t bee n see n aliv e o n Jul y 22 . Ther e wa s speculatio n a s t o whethe r o r no t Vo n Cose l ha d alread y bee n ap proache d b y th e unidentifie d free-lanc e •write r befor e hi s demise . O r perhap s th e write r ha d foun d hi m dea d — thu s th e mysteriou s telephon e reques t fo r instan t information . Corone r L.L . John s o f Zephyrhill s (abou t 2 9 mile s fro m Tampa ) averre d tha t th e deat h wa s apparentl y fro m natura l cause s o f advance d age . I HAV E OFTE N wondere d i f th e write r wh o calle d fro m Tamp a actuall y disturbe d the.ol d reclus e an d perhap s brough t o n a fata l hear t attac k cause d b y drea d tha t onc e agai n th e create d imag e o f hi s dea d lov e woul d b e take n fro m him . Kar l Tanzler , minu s hi s titl e o f docto r o r o f nobility , i s burie d i n th e Zephyrhill s are a a t th e sid e o f on e o f hi s daughters . Th e fac t tha t h e ha d childre n wa s onl y disclose d afte r h e ha d lef t Ke y West . TH E STRANG E SAG A o f Tanzler-Vo n Cosel' s distorte d lif e stil l stir s u p th e recollection s o f man y Ke y Westers . Cer tainl y interes t i n th e complicate d recor d ha s continue d throug h th e years . I t i s on e o f th e choic e subject s ofte n brough t u p i n conversation s whe n yarn s abou t th e islan d ar e told . T o brin g th e accoun t aroun d t o ful l cycle , jus t recently , Ma y 21 , a messag e wa s lef t fo r m e t o expec t a follow-u p telephon e cal l fro m a woma n visito r wh o wa s writin g a thesi s o n necrophili a an d ha d bee n impresse d wit h wha t sh e ha d rea d i n Solares Hill. Sh e wante d t o tal k furthe r wit h m e abou t th e Vo n Cose l case . Unfortunately , th e secon d tr y fo r contac t wa s no t achieved . Perhap s th e unknow n thesi s write r wil l rea d thi s thir d an d las t installmen t i n th e serie s an d tr y fo r futur e contact . Southernmos t inventor , designer , jeweler , dockmaker , mastercraftman , spac e organizer , photographer , philosophe r an d artist . (Ar t patrons ' inquirie s invited. ) 294-104 4 Layout artist this time is Mavis Davis. ICe y Wester s simp s