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Solares Hill

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

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

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

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Til e highes t H poin t i n Ke y Wes t FRE E Vol . IV , No . VII I Ke y West , Florid a Septembe r 197 9 n^WPfflPBl K • ;•*,-.;, .

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OpC M 1 1 A M T O V p M FRE E PARKIN G TEI . 2*4-400 0 E L CACIQU E RESTAURAN T SPECIALIZIN G IN SPANIS H FOO D & CUBA N SANDWICHE S 12 J DUVA I ST . • Vi Bloc k fito M NATKMW I &U * DUVALSTHEET-KEYWEST.FLA . 3304 0 L« l Th e ftowcf t wo w an d th e mun c (IOM , . . LOO K Woul d yo u believ e w e hav e ove r 50,00 0 sample s an d represen t ove r 5 0 companie s a s liste d below ? Com e i n an d see . America n Fabric s Artmar k Bal i Borrow s Biscayn e Carol e Croydo n Dovi d & Das h Delmo r DesignTe x Eas t Coas t Vertical s Eas t Coas t Min i Blind s Edward s Fobriar t Gordise m Gen e Smile y Grobe r Gilma n Walkoverino s Hft B Hwsdwl l Homert-Marro w lnd*cc a Joann a Shade s Juddscot t Kosmi r Ken t Brogdin e Kirsc h Krupnic k l a Franc e Laurenc e Handprint s Levelo r lar d Ja y Mernmo c Miam i Interior s NAC O OR B Premie r R«liate x Ronal d Charle s S& S SS S Schumache r Southlan d Steven s Tentin a Warne r Screenprint s Waverl y Westgat e Woodso n etc . Remembe r whe n yo u thin k o f th e lates t i n interior s SOOSwsontonSf . 294-960 0 Fro m th e Edito r Hello TH E PEPARTMEW T O F EnvA.Konme.ntal Regulation ha* cloied iti caie against Ccuil Kongo. He wai ordered to Keitotie the Re.it Beach area to the. condition it u)OL& in before he. puihed nubble, ieaward oi the mean high water mafik. Rongo pulled back hii rubble iron the. ma.te.tf to the. iatiifaction oi the. PER , bat did nothing to clean up and replant the upland area ai he. wai ordered to. PE R Eniotice.me.nt O^icer Langley Adair iaid that thein. legal department had adviied them that they had no jutiiidiction over upland area. Ii the vegetative, li&z deittioyed uiai marine dependent, like Mangtiove* on turtle QH.au, then the PE R could, have. Noticed Rongo to comply, but thii wai not the HEV, I THINK that Joe Balbontin deierve.* a lot o& praiie ion. the watchdogging he. hai done ior ui at the Aqueduct Authority. Remember it'viai Joe mho imi&ted that thetie had been, tubing taken illegally irorn the Authority, and while evetiyone wai iaying that Joe wai making a lot al noiie oven, nothing, he *tuck to hii guni and wai pxoved right, Jmt the other day it wai reported that it wa* Joe who ipotted a major iault in the wotik that wai being done at the. deial plant and got the contractor* to fiix it. Good work, Joe. WHIL E O N THE SUBJECT oi the Aqueduct ku.thon.ity, I would like to iay that I think that they brought a lot oi trouble on themielvei when they didn't itart to fiction oun. water iooner. The excuie given wai that rationing would be unpopular with the voten, but had thii rationing been put in eiiect ioonen., we would not have had thoie damaging newi itoriei in the Miami paper* that U.S. 1 might be blockaded to keep touKiiti. out. I HOP E THA T candidate.* ion. City Commiaion addtiea themielvei to tax tielie£ ion. oun. lea mil-to-do reiidenti . A n approach might be to tax houiei iideby-iide on the baiii oi what hai happened to thoie houiei. A houic that hai been iold and re-iold and exteniively tiemodeled ihould not aHect the apprai*al oi a houie that hai been lived in ion. year* relatively unimpKoved ai a iamily home and ii not on the market. Thii way thoie who ane in the poiition to put a lot oi money into a houie will be taxed on iti new manket wotith while a neighbor'* more modeit houie would be taxed on an earlier market value. Recently two acquaintance* oi mine made the iame iuggeition I' m putting iorth -let'i hear about iome tax reliei approaches itiom the candidate*. Mayor "Sonny" McCoy kai been woKking with the idea oi an incneaied homeitead exemption ioK iome people. Maybe thii ii a good appKoach. Let'* get the idea* ilowing. ISN'T THE HIGH COST oi paKklng at Mallon.y i Square a bit n.idiculoa.i'!' How about iiiuing patiking caKdi at a modeit : coit to local people who would enjoy iiihing thene duKing the ilack oii~*ea*on pen.iod*1 I SPOK E WIT H Montioe County Vublic IUon.k* ViKecton. Ed Stickney about the pending exen.ci*e a'iea ion. the pniioneKi next to the SheniH 'i VepaKtment. He iaid that they ane waiting ion. bid pn.o~ poiali and *ugge*t* that any inte'teited • buildem contact him. Apparently it ii not that big a job, and many oi the langen. contKactom are not intetieited in it. I hope that a irnallen. contractor will give Ed a call and we'can get that exerciie area under way. See you next month. BIL L WESTRA Y H E MAD E THRE E force d landing s i n th e Devil' s Triangl e an d live d t o laug h abou t it . H e feaste d o n wil d boa r wit h Ethiopia n generals , supervise d militar y plannin g i n th e Middl e East , an d oversa w th e testin g o f Betty , th e firs t atomi c Civi l Libertie s Unio n (ACLU) . MAYO R CHARLE S (Sonny ) R;Co y call s hi m th e Do n Quixot e o f th e Florid a Key s becaus e "h e ha s a grea t sincerit y o f pur pose , a tremendou s driv e t o sav e th e dam Coven. photo ii by Harry Mitchell. It wai taken in Key Weit about 30 yean ago. otvcrl (Mr IH H HOU R suetatwno N HER E I S $10.0 0 FO R M Y SUBSCRIPTIO N T O 1 1 ISSUE S O F SOLARE S HILL . NAM E ADDRESS _ CIT Y STATE • 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 294-104 4 & 294-240 0 I n Maratho n cal l 872-291 5 Solares Hill is a oommunity newspaper published every month on the slopes of Solarea Hill, Key Vest's highest point, by Solqres Hill Company, 821 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040. Annual subscription rate (11 issues) is $10.00. EDITOR. .... . BILL HVCKEL COPY EDITOR DONNA MARSH ASSOCIATE EDITOR RICHARD MARSH ART DIRECTION. WALT HJLA EDITORIAL CONSULTANT. BILL WESTRAY 1 With a little help from our friends . . Sclare s Hil l Co. , Inc . . ©Solaves Hill, 1979 Bill Dleitray while Executive OHicer oi the Naval Air Station dept h charge . H e als o guarde d Betty' s bab y siste r Lulu . H e finishe d a distinguishe d 30-yea r Nav y caree r i n 196. 9 afte r servin g hi s las t two.year s a s Executiv e Office r o f th e Boc a Chic a Nava l Ai r Statio n i n Ke y West . Shortl y afte r that , h e wa s kicke d ou t o f th e Ke y Wes t chapte r o f th e Mili tar y Orde r o f Worl d War s becaus e h e wa s activ e i n anothe r grou p — th e America n sel , an d sometime s h e joust s wit h wind mills. " On e o f hi s fello w conservation ist s say s he' s a "Seeke r afte r Truth , an d hones t t o a fault; " bu t certai n de veloper s cal l hi m thing s tha t ar e un printable . Hi s nam e i s Bil l Westray . He' s a 61-year-ol d retire d Nav y office r wh o ha s bee n livin g ful l tim e i n Ke y Wes t sinc e hi s retiremen t i n 1969 . H e an d hi s wif e tERA H Ke y Plaz a PE T UNDE R ME W OWNERSHI P 296-691 2 LI T U ® WIM® TBI I II® ® 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 B Y MAC K DRYDE N liv e o n hi s adequat e retiremen t pay , h e ha s neve r bee n electe d t o office , an d h e doe s a lo t o f voluntee r wor k fo r variou s communit y projects . H e als o make s politician s nervous , ha s helpe d shap e th e Ke y Wes t skyline , an d ha s bee n praise d b y ever y citizens ' grou p i n Monro e County . BIL L WESTRA Y I S A DOER . H e doesn' t complai n abou t thing s h e doesn' t like . H e doe s somethin g abou t them . An d h e doesn' t ofte n straddl e fences . T o him , i f somethin g i s wron g i t i s wron g regard les s o f wh o i s doin g it , an d h e doesn' t min d sayin g so . I n fac t h e see s i t a s hi s duty . Denyin g peopl e thei r constitutiona l right s i s wron g n o matte r wh o i s doin g th e denyin g an d wh o i s bein g denie d — an d h e won' t si t stil l fo r it . Unneces sar y destructio n o f th e environmen t fo r persona l gai n i s wrong , an d h e won' t le t tha t g o unchallenged , either . H e i s on e o f th e founder s an d th e curren t chairma n o f th e Florid a Key s Citizen s Coalition , a politicall y influ entia l grou p intereste d i n savin g th e Key s fro m th e bulldozer s an d overcrowding , amon g othe r things . Bil l wa s on e o f th e pri mar y individua l force s behin d th e success fu l citizens ' driv e t o kee p high-rise s ou t o f Ke y West . Hi s wor k wit h th e ACL U ha s resulte d i n change s withi n th e loca l jus tic e syste m tha t wer e lon g overdue . Hi s carefu l scrutin y o f th e working s o f cit y an d count y governmen t ha s mad e official s .sharpl y awar e tha t a t leas t on e ver y in fluentia l constituen t know s what' s goin g o n a t Cit y Hal l an d i n th e courthouse . WHA T MOTIVATE S BIL L WESTRAY ? " I hav e a ver y hig h sens e o f justice, " h e said . " I reac t t o injustice. " O n children : " I lik e t o se e youn g people , especiall y th e underprivileged , hav e a goo d chanc e i n life . Man y o f the m neve r ge t a chance . I tr y t o instil l a sens e o f value s i n th e one s I com e i n contac t with. " That' s th e mai n reaso n h e donate s s o man y hour s t o kee p th e Communit y Poo l a t th e Wesle y Hous e i n operation . " I don' t know,wha t I' d d o withou t him, " sai d Wesle y Hous e executiv e directo r Ann e Barnes . ,"He* s alway s ther e whe n he' s needed , an d it' s al l voluntee r work. " HI S GREATES T SUCCES S a s a politica l an d environmenta l activis t i n Ke y Wes t wa s hi s leadin g rol e i n th e figh t t o kee p Ke y Wes t fro m lookin g lik e Manhattan . "The y wante d t o pu t u p a bunc h o f 15 stor y condominium s o n Nort h Roosevel t Boulevar d nex t t o Howar d Johnsons, " h e said . " I helpe d for m th e Greate r Ke y Wes t Citizen s Association , an d w e con • ducte d a referendu m petitio n driv e t o forc e th e cit y commissio n t o den y th e Silver * 6 & Gol d 210B G DuvalSt.,1 J

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buildin g permit . Th e zonin g cod e sai d yo u couldn' t hav e mor e tha n 1 0 storie s an d 1 8 unit s pe r acre, bu t variance s wer e bein g grante d fo r th e asking . Th e Ke y Wes t Condominium s wer e goin g t o b e 1 5 storie s an d hav e 6 0 unit s pe r acre. " A hu e an d cr y wen t up , wit h Westra y i n th e conductor' s chair . Bumpe r stick er s sproute d al l ove r th e Keys , an d policy maker s foun d themselve s unde r a grea t dea l o f pressur e fro m thei r constituents . A s a result , th e Ke y Wes t skylin e remain s jus t abov e tre e level . BIL L HA S ALS O BEE N ver y activ e i n th e are a o f civi l liberties , an d hi s philoso ph y i n tha t are a i s unusua l comin g fro m a retire d Nav y officer . "M y civi l liber tie s energ y seeme d t o b e directe d a t th e olde r tee n an d youn g adult , an d I thin k it' s becaus e I fel t m y generatio n wa s takin g advantag e o f tha t group . I'v e trie d t o counterbalanc e tha t somewhat . I n th e 1940' s ther e wa s a n attemp t t o tak e ove r th e world , an d w e ha d t o sto p it . Youn g peopl e hav e bee n foole d b y m y gen eration , wh o fough t t o preserv e ou r coun tr y withou t an y doub t abou t it s bein g right . Vietna m wa s wron g — I kno w tha t now . W e ha d n o busines s bein g there . I t wa s a figh t betwee n ideologies , an d w e supporte d a corrup t regime . S o m y gener atio n ha s le t dow n th e nex t generation , an d I' m tryin g t o compensat e fo r that. " Helpin g down-and-outer s le d t o a realizatio n abou t th e "har d luck " stree t peopl e tha t stil l make s hi m a littl e angry . "Whe n I firs t becam e activ e i n th e _ACLU , I rea d a lo t abou t persona l right s an d provide d peopl e wit h guidance . Ther e wa s a perio d whe n I len t a n ea r t o th e stree t people . I foun d tha t man y wer e onl y intereste d i n themselves . The y woul d screa m blood y murde r fo r help , bu t the y wouldn' t ge t ou t o f be d t o hel p on e o f thei r fellows . Afte r awhil e I n o longe r helpe d individuals , bu t I woul d tak e o n a cas e i f i t helpe d a group . I' m no t a n advocat e o f panhandlin g free loader s an d frankl y wis h they' d g o away. " ON E O F BILL' S majo r project s righ t no w i s t o d o wha t h e ca n t o scuttl e th e curren t plan s fo r a n oversea s pipelin e tha t woul d provid e abou t fiv e time s th e amoun t o f fres h wate r t o th e Key s tha t th e ol d on e does . "I f w e allowe d develop men t i n th e Key s t o ru n rampant , I' m con vince d tha t th e Keys ' uniqu e ecolog y woul d disappear . Sout h o f Maratho n it' s stil l fairl y ope n an d natural . Nort h o f Maratho n i s alread y gone . I' m absolutel y convince d th e (proposed ) pip e i s bigge r tha n w e nee d an d tha t i t wil l cos t mor e tha n i t should , whic h wil l encourag e rapi d developmen t t o pa y fo r it. " Gi l Ryder , a fello w conservationis t wh o ha s fough t alongsid e Bil l o n man y issues , sai d thi s abou t him : "An y tim e there' s a nee d fo r hel p i n th e community , Bil l i s there . He' s a n idealist . Man y thing s ar e wron g i n society , an d he's , motivate d b y that . He' s a radica l i n tha t h e want s t o und o th e ba d an d mak e i t good . H e want s t o se e th e environmen t protected , an d h e want s clean , knowledge able , intelligen t government . H e doesn' t enjo y th e figh t fo r it s ow n sake . H e get s upse t an d disturbe d b y it , bu t h e doe s wha t h e ha s t o d o t o accomplis h hi s goal . Beside s that , he' s a very , ver y nic e guy , an d I' m prou d t o kno w him. " " I FIN D THING S happenin g i n loca l governmen t tha t caus e m e t o questio n th e honest y an d abilit y o f som e o f th e peopl e involved, " sai d Bill . "Thi s cause s m e t o b e a watche r o f m y loca l communit y an d it s government . I don' t kno w ho w effec tiv e we'v e been , bu t peopl e kno w we'r e watchin g an d the y kno w we'l l cal l thei r hand. " . . Odd , then , tha t Bil l liste d th e city' s to p politician , Mayo r McCoy , amon g hi s friend s an d th e peopl e h e respects . "Min e an d Bill' s path s hav e bee n criss-crossin g fo r 1 0 o r 1 2 year s now, " sai d th e mayor . "Mos t o f th e tim e we'v e bee n o n opposin g sides , bu t I hav e a war m feelin g fo r hi m becaus e I'v e neve r though t his.motive s wer e wron g an d I'v e neve r questione d hi s sincerity . He' s a n effectiv e opponent . He' s sharpene d m y approac h t o man y thing s becaus e I kno w Bil l Westra y doe s hi s home wor k befor e h e enter s a debate . H e en sure s tha t ther e i s a citizens ' awarenes s o f what' s goin g on. " BIL L SAI D H E acquire d hi s stron g sens e o f justic e i n th e Navy , wher e h e officiate d a t man y court s martia l an d deal t wit h pett y offender s almos t daily . Bil l wa s 1 9 whe n h e joine d th e .Nava l Re serv e i n 19 3 7 i n hi s hometow n o f St . _ Louis , Missouri . H e becam e a n aviatio n mechani c an d a parachut e rigger , the n wa s a rea r gunne r i n on e o f th e origina l Cur* ti s Helldive r biplanes . H e go t hi s Nav y wing s i n 194 3 an d starte d instructin g no t lon g afte r that . Durin g th e wa r h e taugh t a lo t o f ou r allie s ho w t o fly . Scots , Irish , English , Aussies , an d Ne w Zealand er s al l learne d fro m Bill . Afte r th e wa r h e wen t bac k t o colleg e fo r awhil e o n th e Hollowa y Pla n an d studie d physic s an d math . " I ende d u p wit h abou t si x year s o f colleg e an d didn' t ge t a de gree, " h e said . "Tha t wa s a mistake . I shoul d hav e concentrate d o n gettin g tha t degree. " WHE N H E FINISHE D studyin g i n 1948 , h e wa s sen t t o Trinida d fo r awhile , the n t o Norfolk . Durin g tha t tim e h e ha d hi s narro w escape s i n th e Bermuda , o r Devil' s Triangle . "O n Marc h 2 , 1950 , w e wer e ove r th e Puert o Ric o Trench , on e o f th e deepes t know n part s o f th e ocean . I wa s par t o f a simulate d Russia n forc e whic h ha d take n Puert o Rico . W e wer e abou t 30 0 mile s nort h o f Sa n Juan , an d m y jo b wa s t o tr y t o de tec t th e attackin g America n force . I ha d jus t detecte d th e 'enemy ' flee t whe n on e engin e o f m y PB M Marine r Flyin g Boa t qui t cold . Didn' t sputte r o r anything . Just quit . W e turne d aroun d an d heade d back , an d abou t 1 5 minute s late r th e othe r engin e starte d goin g ou t an d w e starte d goin g down . I t wa s pitc h black , s o w e coul d onl y watc h ou r altitud e dro p o n th e guage . GEAN D OPENIN G SPECTACULA R On e Wee k Only , Startin g Augus t 6,197 9 FACTOR Y AUTHORIZE D {(,! ) PIOl\IEER @ SAL E • $100,00 0 Inventor y * Bigges t eve r i n th e Florid a Key s * Sav e u p t o 50% ! CASSETT E DECKS RECEIVER S TUR N TABLE S SPEAKER S CT F 1000 , Lis t $650 , SAL E $45 0 CT F 900 , Lis t $575 , SAL E $36 9 CT F 800 , Lis t $450 , SAL E $22 9 CT F 500 , Lis t $195 , SAL E $12 9 S X 198 0 27 0 Watt s pe r channe l Lis t $1295 ; SAL E 50 % OF F S X 128 0 18 5 Watt s pe r channe l Lis t $950 ; SAL E $66 9 S X 108 0 12 0 Watt s pe r channe l Lis t $750 ; SAL E $55 0 S X 78 Q 4 5 Watt s pe r channel Lis t $375 ; SAL E $23 9 Hig h Fidelit y Componenl s [\ieejR s W E BRIN G I T BAC K ALIVE . PL540 , Lis t $24 9 SAL E $16 9 PL518 , Lis t $19 9 SAL E $13 9 PL516 , Lis t $15 9 SAL E $11 9 AUDI O International , Inc . HP M 100 , Lis t $35 0 eac h SAL E $22 0 EAC H HP M 40 , Lis t $18 0 eac h SAL E $22 9 PAI R Pionee r 3-wa y $12 9 PAI R STOR E HOURS : 1 0 A.M . T O 6 P.M . MARATHON : 1140 0 HIGHWA Y 1.TOW N SQUAR E MALL. . KE Y WEST : 11 7 FITZPATRICK , KIN O PLAZ A .743-213 6 .294-401 8 Also in stock: JV C • SON Y • TECHNIC S • NAKAMICH I • AJW A • JB L • REVO X • PIONEE R CA R EQUIPMEN T • ETC . WE'R E BACK ! La s Palma s France s a t Southar d 294-910 6 Natura l Food s & Seafoo d Dinne r 6:3 0 10:3 0 Sunda y Brunc h 9:0 0 2:0 0 Close d Monda y 17x2 3

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HOME' S ON DUVA L rfood use d furnitur e ROSIE' S O K DUVA L tfood use d furnitur e • ^ ROSIE' S O N DUVA L f(iM d use d furnitur e SO I Buva i Stree t Gingerbrea d Sqnar e 294-339 8 Tues.-Sat . 126 Fri . & Sa t Evening s ROSIE' S OS T DUVA l goo d use d furnitur e * " MOSIE' S O W DUVA L Soo d use d furnitur e MOSIE' S O M DIJVA l KE Y WES T Pirate s Alle y Ke y Wes t SE E QUALIT Y HAND-MAD E CIGAR S ROLLE D DAIL Y w e til l mai l order s PIRATE S ALLE Y i n histori c OL D KE Y WES T i and > Specializin g m . Importe d Clothing , Moroccai \ Import s Indonesia n Imports ' India n import s l J 60 1 Duva ! Street , Whe n i t hi t zero , w e ha d a ver y anxiou s 2 0 second s o r so , becaus e w e kne w tha t wate r wa s ther e somewhere . ''W e splashe d dow n an d everybod y Stu.de.nt pZtot In 1943 jumpe d int o a rubbe r raf t withou t eve n gettin g wet . The n I notice d w e wer e miss xn g a man , an d I wen t bac k i n t o loo k fo r him . I go t t o th e cockpi t an d sa w tha t h e ha d gotte n ou t anothe r way , s o I ha d t o swi m t o th e raft . I wa s th e onl y on e wh o go t wet . W e sen t ou t a n S.o.S . o n TreawrejSIrt p Atocfia Coin Sates Tak e a guide d tou r o t 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 e aboar d shi p wa s lik e i n th e 1600's . Se e som e o f th e .treasur e tha t ha s bee n foun d i n Florid a waters . Se e th e cannon s fro m th e "Nuestr a Scnor a d c Atochi " 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 miUio n dollars. ' Se e th e technique s Treasur e Salvor s i s usin g t o recove r her'gold , silve r an d gems . WRECKER S WHAR F 63 3 Fron t Stree t ou r Gibso n Girl , th e ol d handcran k radio , an d a destroye r picke d u s u p abou t dawn. " TE N DAY S AFTE R THAT , o n Marc h 12 , h e fle w ou t o f Sa n Jua n agai n onl y t o develo p fue l leaks . H e turne d aroun d an d lande d safel y i n Sa n Juan . Te n day s afte r that , o n Marc h 22 , h e too k of f i n nast y weathe r fro m Guanta nam o Ba y headin g fo r Virginia . "W e los t a n engine , an d I fle w th e las t 15 0 mile s a t abou t 20 0 feet. " I t wa s storm in g whe n h e brough t th e flyin g boa t int o Pamlic a Soun d a t Gap e Hatteras , an d h e ~ rod e ou t hurricane-forc e wind s i n th e plan e al l night . I N 1954 , BIL L wa s sen t t o Ke y Wes t fo r tw o years , an d h e an d hi s wif e bough t a hous e o n Sunse t Drive . Whil e i n Ke y Wes t h e supervise d th e testin g o f Betty , th e world' s firs t atomi c dept h charge , an d late r Lulu , a muc h lighte r but mor e powerfu l weapon . Afte r hi s sta y i n Ke y Wes t h e wen t t o th e Nava l Wa r Colleg e i n Rhod e Island , the n t o a two-yea r stin t i n Washington , D.C. , i n th e Burea u o f Nava l Weapons , wher e h e manage d a $40-million-a-yea r facilitie s program . Afte r tha t h e wa s sen t t o Londo n t o d o militar y plannin g fo r th e Middl e East , an d h e travele d i n Pakistan , Egypt , Iran , Iraq , Saud i Arabia , Ethiopia , an d othe r Africa n an d Mid-Eas t countries . BAC K I N TH E STATES , h e wa s statione d i n Ne w Jerse y fro m 196 2 t o 1967 , an d that' s wher e h e firs t becam e intereste d i n preservin g th e environmen t ("Th e Nav y wa s tryin g t o sav e a forest, " h e said ) . Finally , i n 1967 , h e cam e bac k t o Ke y West , serve d a s th e Executiv e Officer o n th e Boc a Chic a base , an d retire d i n 1969 • . H e wasn' t a civilia n ver y lon g be for e a frien d aske d hi m t o hel p out a youn g gir l wh o ha d bee n jaile d o n a trumped-u p charg e o f marijuan a possessio n an d place d unde r $50,00 0 bond . "W e go t th e bon d reduce d t o $1,000 , an d sh e wa s ultimatel y foun d no t guilty, " h e sai d STAR T YOU R DREA M HOUS E MINIATUR E COLLECTIO N wit h ou' r ne w shiDmen t SHO P NO W FO R CHRISTMA S 62 6 DUVA L STREE T NO . 3 CQCXJN G CLAS66 Q CCM1M 6 SOCK . CAL-1. bu t th e abus e o f he r right s disturbe d hi m enoug h t o encourag e hi m t o scrutiniz e th e system . ON E O F HI S FIRS T battle s a s a membe r o f th e ACL U bega n afte r th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t passe d a loiterin g la w tha t was , t o pu t it mildly , overl y broad . "I t wa s a lous y law, " h e said . "Basicall y i t sai d anybod y wh o stoo d o n th e sidewal k wa s loiterin g an d coul d b e arrested . W e fough t i t i n th e cit y com mission , bu t the y passe d i t anyway . Th e firs t perso n arreste d unde r th e la w wa s a docto r fro m Ne w York , a ma n abou t 3 5 wh o worke d a s a surgeo n fo r th e Ne w Yor k Cit y polic e department . Dr . Car p happene d t o wea r hi s hai r i n a pigtail , whic h w e thin k wa s th e mai n reaso n h e wa s brough t in . H e als o happene d t o hav e a pocketknif e i n hi s pocke t whe n h e wa s arrested , s o the y stuc k hi m fo r carryin g a conceale d weapon , too . W e fough t fo r him , an d th e judg e le t hi m off , bu t th e la w stayed . I t too k u s tw o year s an d eigh t month s t o ge t tha t la w struc k down , bu t w e finall y di d it. " AMON G HI S OTHE R SUCCESSE S i n th e are a o f justic e i n Ke y Wes t wa s th e successfu l figh t t o spee d th e lega l process . " A gu y woul d si t i n jai l fo r day s withou t bein g charged . W e stoppe d that . W e pressure d the m t o star t filin g information s i n timel y fashion , havin g rapi d bon d hearings , an d makin g sur e everybod y brough t i n ha d counsel . W e go t a fe w peopl e ou t wh o weren' t properl y processed . W e wen t i n an d mad e survey s o f cour t record s t o se e i f du e proces s wa s bein g followed . W e me t som e stif f opposition , bu t w e go t thing s done. " I t wa s hi s wor k wit h th e ACL U tha t cause d hi m t o b e black-liste d b y severa l veteran s ' group s t o whic h h e an d hi s wif e belonged . I t wa s a n unhapp y time . " I wasn' t prepare d fo r th e socia l pressure s I go t a s a resul t o f m y civi l libertie s work, " h e said . "Th e Militar y Orde r o f Worl d Wars , som e America n Legio n members , th e Retire d Officer s Association , th e Nav y Leagu e — the y al l ostracize d m y wif e an d me . Som e o f the m wer e ver y out MONSTE R MO O FRON T STREE T KE Y WES T spoken . The y calle d th e ACL U communis t an d left-wing , an d calle d m e a lo t worse . I t cause d bot h m e an d m y wif e a lo t o f pain . I too k i t fairl y wel l becaus e I' m no t a s susceptibl e t o pressure , bu t i t paine d m e t o se e he r hurt. " Th e socia l pressur e didn' t sto p him , though , an d h e continue d t o wor k fo r civi l liberties . H e wa s i n th e forefron t whe n th e ACL U sa w th e nee d t o ge t ri d o f som e ba d egg s i n th e polic e department . "W e helpe d ge t ri d o f a coupl e o f ba d cops, " h e said . "W e ha d a lo t o f problem s wit h a fe w individual s wh o abuse d thei r authority . I di d 3 2 inter view s an d mad e a repor t fo r th e Stat e Attorne y abou t misconduc t b y cit y cops . A gran d jur y looke d a t i t an d criticize d th e cop s bu t didn' t indic t anybody . Bu t w e mange d t o ge t ri d o f som e peopl e wh o neve r shoul d hav e wor n a uniform. " "ON E O F BILL' S bes t trait s .i s hi s integrity, " sai d Ar t Weiner , a marin e bio logist , conservationist , an d pas t chairma n o f th e Citizen s Coalition . "He' s hones t t o a fault . He' s a goo d soundin g board , becaus e yo u ca n expect , a n honest , well thought-ou t respons e fro m him . An d i f somethin g require s research , he'l l di g in t o i t unti l h e get s t o th e roo t o f th e problem . He' s ver y thorough . H e know s wha t he ' s doin g an d ho w t o d o it . "I n term s o f th e environmenta l move ment , Bil l ha s bee n a prim e mover, " sai d Weiner . "Thi s ha s require d a whol e ne w educatio n fo r hi m i n biology , an d he' s don e i t o n hi s own . H e researche s a proble m s o thoroughl y that ' h e spot s flaw s i n th e opposition' s argument s befor e the y eve n mak e them , s o h e force s the m t o d o thei r homework . He' d mak e a grea t at torney . Bil l i s a grea t Seeke r o f Truth , i f you'l l pardo n th e cliche . H e want s t o se e trut h an d justic e i n al l things . H e ha s a very , ver y hig h se t o f standards , an d h e think s politician s shoul d hav e them, too . Thi s communit y ha s benefitte d a hel l o f a lo t b y havin g Bil l Westray. " Visi t ou r showroom s an d brows e throug h ou r larg R 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 , Custo m 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 BIINER-MOSEL Y INTERIOR S I o r v°u r complet e professiona l interio r dfcoriitin g service . 102 5 Whit e Slree t Ke y Wes t Telephon e 294-127 8 JI M PICKIN G TUCKE R SAUNDER S _ _ LIND A PATCHET T PrestripUo M Fllk d Lmse s Dupllcait d • R«ptlr s Spttialllt d Sun s ]»M « Th e Ke y Wes t Opticia n 81 7 Peacoc k Plan , Sefralow n • Ph i 294-241 1

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marvi n pasge , prop . 90 0 duva l stree t gingerbrea d squar e ke y wes t 3304O« J ( 305-296-555 8 \ ope n lunc h 124 dinne r & suppe r 72 a m al l nigh t fr i & sa t a restauran t note s & antic dote s B Y DOROTH Y RAYME R Your Canoe Silently Into The Serene Beauty Of Protected Tropical Island ' Waters. See The Keys As The Indians Did, And Explore With An Experienced Local Naturalist. 9 AM-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 . BO X 6 2 BI G PIN E KEY , FL A 3304 3 CAL L 305-872-262 0 NIGH T REALTY ^ 294-515 5 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 r o f Eato n Street ] Residentia l • Commercia l * Investmen t Propert y WHE N I FIRS T tol d colleague s i n Miam i tha t I wa s plannin g t o mov e t o Ke y West , i t wa s th e sprin g o f 1948 . The y al l seeme d aghas t tha t I wa s goin g t o leav e th e "safet y o f th e mainland " an d th e brigh t light s o f sho w busines s an d civili....natio n ,.£or_an-isolated;-island, • -a " j-umping-&•£.€ --place"•--a t -the 'en d o f Florida . Dir e prediction s wer e mad e o f wha t woul d happe n t o m e i n a plac e tha t wa s s o toug h tha t "eve n th e worm s tha t attacke d th e hull s o f boat s at e righ t throug h th e coppe r layer s whic h wer e suppose d t o protec t th e bottom s o f ships. " TH E NATIVE S wer e describe d a s descendant s o f pirate s an d "wreckers " wh o lure d ship s ont o th e reef s wit h placemen t o f fals e lights . And , accordin g t o m y informers , th e native s wer e restless . I f Conch s didn' t lik e you , yo u wer e ambushe d an d boppe d o n th e head , an d perhap s the y migh t se t fir e t o you r abode . Mayb e yo u woul d simpl y b e drive n t o th e lin e be twee n Monro e Count y wher e Ke y Wes t i s located , an d th e Dad e Count y line , the n abandoned . O r take n u p th e Key s i n a boa t an d droppe d overboar d i n mosquito-ridde n mangrov e swamp s wher e alligator s coul d b e hear d gruntin g afte r dark . Eyebrow s wer e elevate d whe n I expresse d m y desir e t o mov e t o Ke y Wes t despit e al l th e foreboding . "Yo u wan t t o liv e i n tha t outpos t hamlet ? The y ha d Ernes t Hemingwa y ther e fo r ' years , bu t h e finall y too k of f fo r Cuba . An d baby , H E wa s RUGGED; " "Presiden t Truma n like s i t there, " I countered . Th e Answer : "Bu t h e ha s a Secre t Servic e bodyguar d an d h e stay s o n th e Nava l Statio n a t th e Littl e Whit e House , surrounde d b y protectiv e Nava l security . A lon e woma n can' t eve n com e hom e fro m th e movie s withou t bein g accoste d b y sex-ma d sailors , o r arreste d fo r street-walkin g b y polic e wh o don' t spea k English. " "You'l l en d u p bein g a 'wrec k ashore,' " I wa s forewarned . HOWEVER , I WA S WILLIN G t o tak e m y chances . Afte r all , I ha d bee n stayin g i n Ke y Wes t of f an d o n fo r som e time . I painte d wor d picture s o f seren e evening s whe n sof t viole t an d lila c hour s descende d o n th e lus h tropica l setting , an d en chantin g chime s o f a churc h sounde d a t sunset , a n ol d custo m fro m th e past . "Yo u eyidentl y don' t kno w WH Y the'bell s rin g aroun d sun down . Lemm e tel l you . It' s a n ol d tradition , oka y a hang ove r fro m th e year s whe n th e bell s clange d ou t th e hou r fo r hangin g pirates, " on e newsma n tol d me . Bu t I ha d lon g ag o succumbe d t o th e lur e o f Ke y Wes t an d wa s imperviou s t o al l th e advic e t o "beware. " I wa s deter mine d t o abando n th e turmoi l an d strai n o f a worl d I ha d know n a s movi e an d nightclu b edito r o n th e Miam i Dail y New s fo r mor e tha n fou r years . A S A MATTE R O F tru e record , onc e upo n a diary , I ha d writte n a n entr y a s fa r bac k a s 1941 , o n sensin g th e sorcer y o f Cas a Cay o Hueso . I wrot e abou t m y firs t visi t t o Ke y West , mad e o n Januar y 1 , 1941 . I stil l hav e tha t Ne w Year' s entr y t o prov e tha t I was ' entrance d i n jus t on e brie f afternoo n tou r o f th e island . Th e spellbindin g bega n o n tha t initia l driv e an d becam e a decisiv e turnin g poin t i n m y lif e eigh t year s later . OO D PALAC E NO T JUS T A GROCER Y .. . BU T A SOCIA L CENTE R 52 2 Flemin g St . • Ph . 296-566 3 Ope n 8 a m 7 p m Mon-Sa t 8 a m 6 p m Sunday s TH E JOURNE Y FRO M Miam i t o Ke y Wes t ove r th e newl y opene d Oversea s Highway , 3 8 year s ago , wa s on e o f th e lure s i n itself . I remembe r makin g th e driv e wit h friend s i n a venerabl e For d coup e wit h a rumbleseat . I wa s ensconce d i n "th e rumble " an d revele d i n th e swee p o f th e salt-scente d wind , th e high , blu e vaul t o f a cloudles s sky , an d a vivi d sens e o f freedom , awa y fro m th e tumultuou s cit y o f Miami . Ther e wa s littl e traffic , an d th e border s o f th e highwa y were , a t tha t time , muc h les s cluttere d wit h sign s bac k then . Th e bridge s alon g th e rout e beckone d fro m Ke y t o Key , permittin g glimpse s o f sid e expanse s o f water , silke n stretch e s i n jewel-tone s o f pal e sapphire , tourmaline , lapi s lazuli , an d turquoise , wit h no w an d no w an d the n a laye r o f dee p amethys t wher e seawee d tinte d th e surface . W e reache d Ke y Wes t i n mid-afternoo n an d drov e aroun d ' wha t i s no w know n a s Ol d Tow n an d th e narro w lane s an d broade r avenues , admirin g th e uniqu e architecture , th e widow' s walks , th e gingerbrea d o n ol d buildings . I love d th e bi g mahogan y shad e trees , th e patio s an d garden s see n briefl y throug h iro n fence s an d gate s i n walls , th e peake d silver y roofs , gable d windows , spacious , statel y homes , an d a subtl e qualit y o f Ol d Worl d atmosphere . ' • A S W E LEF T th e city , I wa s especiall y impresse d wit h a tall , weatherbeate n fram e house , th e fron t facad e frame d i n archin g trees , th e fron t facad e mysterious-looking , wit h a secon d stor y verandah , als o unpainted , retainin g th e patin a o f time . I learne d i n subsequen t investigatio n tha t thi s wa s th e ol d Kem p home , corne r o f Carolin e an d Simonto n Streets . Eac h tim e I pas s i t I recal l lookin g u p a t th e hous e fro m th e con fine s o f th e ca r an d resolvin g t o retur n someda y t o explor e th e premises . CAM E WORL D WA R I I i n th e followin g Decembe r o f tha t fatefu l 1941 , s o man y year s passe d befor e I coul d fulfil l th e self-mad e promis e t o com e back . I n th e interim , betwee n the n an d 1949 , whe n I move d her e permanently , I manage d t o visi t th e isl e o f enchantmen t o n numerou s occasions . Eac h visi t establishe d a close r rappor t wit h th e communit y I ha d com e t o kno w an d love ' . I wa s stil l writin g a colum n fo r th e Miam i Dail y New s amusemen t page s o f whic h I wa s editor , whe n I go t a n invita tio n t o se e a specia l performanc e o f th e grea t dancer , Te d Shawn . H e an d hi s partner , Rut h St . Denis , ha d bee n favorite s o f min e eve r sinc e I ha d see n the m danc e i n Pittsburg h whe n I wa s i n m y earl y teens . Thi s time , Shaw n wa s appearin g sol o a s gues t sta r i n a danc e recita l t o b e presente d b y Pau l Baron , residen t o f Ke y West , wh o ha d ofte n bee n o n Miam i Beac h nightclu b tours . On e o f hi s repea t sho w busines s deal s wa s a t th e Kitt y Davi s Airliner , a Beac h bistr o popula r al l throug h Worl d Wa r II , an d i n th e immediat e year s o f th e lat e 1940's , s o w e wer e . well " "acquainted"." " I accepte d th e invitatio n wit h deligh t an d thereb y swing s th e tal e o f m y reall y fir m resolv e t o becom e a par t o f th e Ke y Wes t picture . I WA S ME T a t th e airpor t b y Baro n an d hi s partner , Norva l Reed , wh o operate d th e Southernmos t Flower s an d Gif t Shop . Ree d wa s Baron' s manage r fo r nightclu b engagements . The y hire d a n ope n convertible , presente d m e wit h a le i o f rea l gardenias , an d eve n ha d a photographer " o n dec k t o tak e photos . , . . . . I wa s mad e t o fee l lik e a hotsho t celebrity , an d I adore d th e attentio n fro m th e othe r side . I n m y caree r I wa s alway s viewin g an d interviewin g celebritie s bu t ha d neve r continue d o n pag e 2 2 i • v Jir\e place to dine foK love'is of fine food 5:30 to 11:00 3430 Jl. Bioosevelt IBlvd. 294-554 1 TAKE OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE OPE N DAIL Y 'TI L 4 A M 20 8 DUVA L ST . O 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 STO P fak e a Secoij d T o Se e Ou r Seconds ! Terrifi c saving s o n nearly-perfec t Casserol e Basket s Plan t Stand s Wast e Basket s Yo u nam e it , youl l probabl y fin d i t i n ou r second s bargai n room . America n Wicke r Factor y Outle t 52 4 Duva l St. , Ke y Wes t '•A

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1 0 GUES T EDITORIA L B Y GI L RYDE R TH E BATTL E OVE R th e developmen t o f surplu s Nav y lan d i n Ke y Wes t i s well roote d i n recen t history . O n th e evenin g o f Monday , Jul y 2 , 1973 , Bil l Gamble , Jud d Grizzle , A l Key , Lang-Milia n an d Mayo r Charle s (Sonny ) McCo y me t a s th e Cit y Commission . Th e outstandin g ite m o n th e agend a wa s th e reques t b y Ke y Biscayn e Enterprises , Inc. , fo r a varianc e permittin g tha t or ganizatio n t o buil d 75 0 cond o unit s wit h building s 1 5 storie s hig h o n Nort h Roosevel t Boulevard . The.meetin g wa s attende d b y wel l ove r 20 0 persons , man y o f who m coul d no t ge t i n th e Cit y Commissio n chambers . Twenty-on e individual s spok e a t tha t meet ing ; 1 1 agains t th e HiRis e an d 1 0 for . grante d t o Ke y Biscayn e Enterprise s o n Jul y 2 , 1973 . Th e motio n wa s carrie d o n a spli t vot e an d approve d at tw o subse quen t Cit y Commissio n meetings . f I t wa s a long , wear y battl e o f th e peopl e agains t th e veste d interests , an d th e peopl e finall y won . DURIN G TH E TIM E O F th e Ant i HiRis e battle , th e subjec t o f surplu s Nav y lan d arose , th e Ke y West an d Lowe r Key s Develop ment Corporatio n (KWLKDC ) wa s formed , an d mor e publi c outcr y wa s raise d concernin g tha t formation . Th e by-law s wer e amende d i n Decembe r 197 4 i n suc h a manne r a s t o exclud e or dinar y "intereste d citizens. " Tha t amendmen t wa s fough t b y th e Greate r Ke y NO W TH E "THE M AGAINS T US " BATTL E CONTINUES , LARGEL Y OVE R HOUSIN G DEVELOPMENT,, . Th e majorit y o f thos e i n favo r o f th e HiRis e ver y obviousl y wer e involve d wit h th e HiRise ; thos e agains t th e HiRise , equall y obviously , ha d n o persona l a x t o grind . I n spit e o f th e ver y eviden t publi c opposition , th e Cit y Commissio n vote d i n favo r o f Ke y Biscayn e Enter prises ' reques t fo r th e variance . Mayo r McCo y commente d tha t i t wa s a "divisiv e issue. " TH E PUBLI C OUTCR Y gre w loude r fro m tha t poin t o n an d include d petitio n gather ing , cour t action , protest s t o Tallahassee , etc . O n Wednesday , Octobe r 16 , 1974 , a specia l meetin g o f th e Cit y Commissio n wa s held . At tha t meeting , a motio n wa s mad e b y Commissione r Lan g Milia n t o re pea l th e zonin g an d densit y change s West Citizen s Association , an d th e battl e wa s wel l reporte d i n th e newspapers . Th e peopl e lost , an d th e favore d fe w re maine d i n control . PRESIDEN T O F TH E Uppe r Key s Citizen s Association , Do n Schloesser , tol d th e Directors , "B y you r action , w e o n th e Uppe r Key s an d i n othe r section s o f th e Key s wil l hav e n o sa y i n you r operation. " Referrin g t o member s an d director s seate d withi n th e railing , I said , "Thes e ar e th e sam e face s w e se e al l th e time . Thi s i s a n exclusiv e club . Th e mer e fac t tha t the y ar e sittin g her e tonigh t doe s no t mak e the m leaders . I conside r ou r mai n cit y leader s ar e thos e wh o fough t th e Hi Ris e issu e s o successfully. " Reason , logi c an d democrati c pro cedur e di d no t prevail . Th e peopl e los t an d th e favore d fe w remaine d i n control . Shoul d th e peopl e o f Ke y Wes t reall y plac e thei r trus t i n th e Ke y Wes t Re developmen t Agenc y — th e chil d o f th e KWLKDC ? TH E ORDINARY ' CITIZEN S wer e no t th e onl y one s unhapp y wit h KWLKDC . I n • Januar y o f 1977 , th e Count y Commissio n an d th e Ke y Wes t Historica l Preservatio n Boar d expresse d thei r distrus t o f th e KWLKD C b y applyin g directl y t o Warre n Mood y o f th e Atlant a offic e o f th e Genera l Service s Administratio n t o preserv e th e Littl e Whit e House . Thi s year , th e KWLKD C die d a natura l deat h an d wa s replace d b y th e Ke y Wes t Re developmen t Agency , consistin g o f fiv e member s appointe d b y th e Cit y Commission , thre e o f who m wer e director s o f th e ol d KWLKDC . . A T A MEETIN G o f a grou p o f citizen s o n Tuesday , Ma y 14 , 1974 , calle d b y Jo e Allen , Jr . (the n Count y Ta x Assessor , no w Stat e Representative) , Dr . Phi l Dober t (no w chairma n o f th e Redevelopmen t Agency ) state d tha t h e wa s primaril y intereste d i n seein g th e surplu s lan d kep t intac t an d develope d int o a cultura l center , wit h orchi d gardens,,a n artificia l reef , " f a marin e biolog y center , an d building s | ' housin g scene s o f th e day s whe n pirate s ^ mad e Ke y Wes t a bas e o f operations . , * (N o mentio n o f house s -fo r millionaires. ) X No w th e "the m agains t us " battl e ' * continues , largel y ove r housin g develop * men t o n approximatel y 2 6 acre s o f tha t t surplu s land . Th e peopl e o f Ke y West , "/ a s represente d b y th e leader s o f vari 1 ou s groups , ar e demandin g tha t th e 2 6 ,f acre s b e use d fo r affordabl e housin g fo r '\ th e workin g peopl e o f thi s area . Th e £ Redevelopmen t Agenc y i s i n favo r o f luxur y p j housing , a high-price d hotel , a yach t marinai g fo r 10 0 foo t yachts , etc . A s recentl y a s i~ bore d wit h pag o pago ? s o ar e we . that' s wh y fas t buc k directly import s ou r ow n Chines e an d india n gras s rugs , straw , se a grass , rus h an d hem p i n 6x 9 o r 9x12 , a t fantasticall y lo w prices , s o chec k ou t ou r floo r coverin g departmen t a t ke y west' s newes t departmen t store . Fas t It u . Fas t Buc H Fas t Buc k Wast Buc k 50 0 duva i street , ke y west , florid a 3304 0 ope n 10:0 0 t o 6:0 0 seve n day s a wee k a sunglas s emporiu m You r eye s an d walle t wil l lov e u s wit h thi s coupo n thr u Sep t 197 9 OF F L a Plac e •H I Duwa ! (we'v e moved ) OPE N 7 DAY S AIR-CONDITIONE D Ma y 9 , 1979 , Deni s Anderso n (pai d Directo r o f th e Agency ) stated : "Lo w an d middl e incom e housin g probabl y wil l no t b e in clude d i n th e trac t becaus e th e propert y wil l b e assesse d to o hig h t o mak e al l bu t luxur y housin g profitable. " — _ j>r . Phi l Dober t (chairma n o f th e Agency ) ha s stated , "Th e botto m lin e i s wha t th e developer s want. " A fa r cr y fro m hi s statemen t o f Ma y 14 , 1974 . Th e Ke y Wes t Citize n take s a mor e acceptabl e stan d i n it s editoria l o f Ma y 19 , 1977 : "Ke y Wes t need s t o thin k a bi t mor e abou t it s identity , it s qual it y o f lif e an d wha t i t ough t t o stan d for , rathe r tha n ho w muc h lucr e ca n b e introduce d i n on e fel l swoop. " KE Y WES T I S I N th e unhapp y positio n o f lookin g forwar d t o th e rou t o f it s Blac k citizen s an d th e destructio n o f it s pleasant , friendl y Blac k communit y jus t becaus e th e Blac k communit y abut s th e "prim e land. " Th e Blac k communit y wil l no t b e th e onl y casualt y i f th e banker-broker-develope r comple x win s thi s battle . Thei r proximit y put s the m direct l y i n th e immediat e lin e o f fire , an d the y wil l b e th e firs t t o fall . Bu t al l othe r modes t incom e individual s an d fami lie s wil l als o b e shove d ou t o f Ke y West , i f th e 2 6 acre s goe s fo r luxur y housin g t o an y exten t whatsoever . Peopl e wit h sufficien t wealt h t o ow n a luxur y secon d hom e (o r eve n a luxur y firs t home ) usuall y d o no t conside r policemen , firemen , supermarke t check ou t cashiers , o r eve n lowl y ban k teller s — o r an y workin g clas s peopl e — a s suitabl e neighbors . Visi t th e wealth y communitie s i n Westcheste r County , Ne w York , o r Pairfiel d County , Connecticut , fo r verification . I f the y fin d them selve s i n a neighborhoo d no t conduciv e t o thei r feelin g o f well-being , on e o f tw o thing s wil l happen : 1 ) they'l l sel l ou t a t a los s i n orde r t o reliev e themselve s o f a n embar rassin g situatio n or , an d mor e likely , 2 ) the y wil l fin d other s o f thei r ow n financia l an d socia l statu s t o bu y u p adjoinin g propertie s fo r mor e tha n th e owner s thin k the y ar e worth . Thi s activit y wil l continu e o n th e fallin g domin o principl e unti l i t sweep s completel y acros s ou r ver y smal l island , an d onl y th e ric h wil l survive . SOMEON E WIT H A HOM E purchase d b y Grandp a fo r $2,00 0 o r so,.man y year s ago , wil l b e easil y tempte d b y a n offe r of , say , $40,000 , an d conside r himsel f wa y ahea d unti l h e trie s t o purchas e anothe r hom e i n th e are a fo r tha t amount . The n h e ca n watc h hi s mone y g o dow n th e drai n pip e o f exorbitan t ren t payment s whil e h e trie s t o bu y a suitabl e home . Unles s he' s read y t o leav e th e Key s altogether , o r liv e i n a use d mobil e home , he' s eventuall y goin g t o win d u p i n publi c housin g — a n adde d burde n t o th e tax payer s wh o ar e tryin g t o stan d fir m i n thei r home s agains t th e economi c onslaught . ANOTHE R FACTO R WOUL D b e tha t th e ver y wealth y deman d an d receiv e extr a services . They , won' t permi t th e clogge d stor m drain s tha t w e ar e use d to . Cit y employee s wil l hav e t o b e hire d t o kee p th e leave s swep t ou t o f th e road s befor e i t rains . The y wil l deman d an d ge t visi bl e polic e patrol s a t al l hours . Ther e wil l b e mor e call s fo r th e anima l warde n whe n th e poo r folks ' pet s stra y int o th e uppe r clas s neighborhood . Thes e an d man y othe r item s wil l caus e al l o f u s t o pa y highe r taxe s an d thu s wil l hel p t o squeez e u s out . Whe n someon e state s tha t "broaden in g th e ta x base " wil l hel p reduc e ou r ta x burden , as k th e speake r t o nam e fiv e communitie s i n th e Unite d State s tha t hav e eve r lowere d thei r taxe s b y "broad enin g th e ta x base. " Ke y Wes t (an d al l th e Keys ) i s a tremendousl y desirable.plac e t o live . Mone y talk s an d th e ric h ar e alread y forcin g th e poo r out . An y luxur y home s a t al l wil l simpl y increas e th e pressur e an d th e pace . Severa l citize n group s hav e organize d t o protec t Ke y Wes t agains t th e bi g mone y invasion , an d i t woul d b e wis e fo r intereste d citizen s t o alig n themselve s wit h on e o f thes e group s an d hel p protec t an d preserv e th e community . "CITIZEN S FO R TH E Preservatio n o f th e 1 1 Community " (CPC ) i s mad e u p largel y o f citizen s wh o ar e i n th e direc t lin e o f fire . Ro y Gran t i s Chairman . ."Sav e ou r Waterfront " i s younge r tha n th e othe r groups . To m Pope , a loca l archi tect , i s Chairman . "Locall y Organize d Grou p o f Inde penden t Citizens " (LOGIC ) i s mostl y mad e u p o f citizen s wh o wer e heavil y involve d i n th e Ant i HiRis e battle . Gi l Ryde r i s spokesman . N o line s ar e drawn . Member s o f eac h grou p atten d th e others ' meetings , an d thos e intereste d i n th e principle s ma y joi n an y group — o r al l o f them . Al l th e group s hav e essentiall y th e sam e goal s an d wil l wor k together . Ther e i s n o divisiveness . AL L CITIZEN S SHOUL D tak e statement s b y .Redevelopmen t Agenc y spokesme n wit h a grai n o f salt . Jus t remembe r th e pr o HiRis e groups ' statements : "W e nee d th e HiRise s s o w e ma y sel l ou r surplu s elec tricity. " "W e ca n hav e 20,000,00 0 gallon s o f wate r a da y an y tim e w e wan t it. " Thes e an d man y othe r sill y statement s , wer e mad e b y pro-develope r spokesmen , in cludin g the n Cit y an d Count y Commissioners . Kee p i n min d tha t thos e wh o wan t luxur y condos , a luxur y hotel , an d luxur y yach t clu b an d yach t basi n o n th e surplu s lan d ar e largel y th e one s wh o wante d th e HiRis e o n Nort h Roosevel t Boulevard . The y ar e eve n represente d b y on e o f th e pro HiRis e lawyers , Dav e Horan . TH E CIT Y COMMISSIO N an d it s appointe d Redevelopmen t Agenc y shoul d tak e a fir m stan d i n favo r o f an y developmen t o f th e are a bein g a continuatio n o f Ke y Wes t a s i t is , an d the y shoul d b e totall y oppose d t o an y pla n tha t woul d hav e Ke y Wes t emulat e Miam i Beach , Boc a Raton , For t Lauderdale , Pal m Beach , o r Westcheste r County , Ne w York . Ther e come s a tim e t o cr y "Halt : Enough! " No w i s th e tim e an d Ke y Wes t i s th e plac e fo r al l citi zen s o f goo d conscienc e t o ban d togethe r an d figh t th e destructiv e economi c in vaders , n BLAC K CORAL ® Luxur y fo r you r ski n mean s Ke y Wes t Blac k Coral . Ric h emollient s an d lavis h a mount s o f pure , natura l Alo e ge l ar e blende d int o incomparabl e delicacie s fo r you r tota l bod y com plexion . BLAC K CORA L BOD Y WAS H WIT H ALO E Breeze gentl e lathe r an d pur e Alo e tur n you r bathtim e int o a skin-nourishin g tropica l hou r o f relaxatio n an d fragrance . BLAC K CORA L 20 % ALO E BOD Y GELE E Smoot h i t on , al l over . It' s true , yo u don' t nee d thi s muc h luxury . You r bod y doesn' t hav e t o fee l s o soft , o r b e s o deli catel y fragranced . But , "wha t woul d lif e b e lik e withou t a fe w littl e lux uries ? 52 4 FRON T STREE T KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 0

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1 2 Footbal l 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 fans , (basebal 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 . 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 Duva l CHRISTIA N SCIENC E A churc h servic e ful l o f stirrin g ne w ideas . (An d warm , friendl y people. ) A Sunda y Schoo l a plac e t o gro w A Readin g Roo m ful l o f revolutionar y ne w ideas . (An d helpful , encouragin g books. ) An d a Wednesda y testimon y meetin g wher e th e healin g powe r o f thes e new-ol d idea s i s told , an d peopl e ca n giv e thei r thank s t o God . No w tha t we'v e introduce d ourselve s we' d 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 Elisabet h St . Sunda y Servic e mad 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 MENTA I HEAIT& I I N CONHJCT , PAR T I I B Y KATHLEE N HARGREAVE S . I F SCHOOL S O F though t regardin g th e qualit y o f servic e dispense d a t th e Menta l Healt h Clini c o f th e Lowe r Key s wer e divide d before , the y ar e entrenche d now , a s a resul t o f th e articl e publishe d i n th e Jun e issu e o f Solare s Hill . Whil e suppor t o f Clini c Directo r Dr . Nanc y Spiss o Slicne r poure d int o th e editoria l office , critic s calle d fo r furthe r investigatio n o f he r backgroun d an d conduc t a t th e non-profi t menta l healt h center . Throughou t th e investigation , on e o f th e majo r problem s encountere d wa s tha t th e onl y peopl e willin g t o addres s th e controvers y wer e thos e directl y in volve d i n th e loca l menta l healt h disci plines : clinicians , psychologists , socia l workers , psychiatrists , clini c employees , boar d member s an d hospita l official s — al l member s o f th e sam e professiona l pee r groups . MAN Y O F THE M expresse d dissatisfac tio n wit h th e wa y menta l healt h service s ar e bein g administere d i n th e community . Muc h o f th e controvers y revolve s aroun d Dr . Slicner , wh o ha s bee n th e clini c di recto r sinc e 1978 . Thi s dissatisfactio n an d controvers y hav e le d t o suc h aliena tio n betwee n th e publi c an d privat e sec tor s o f th e menta l healt h communit y tha t Solare s Hil l fel t i t shoul d b e brough t t o th e public' s attention . UNFORTUNATELY , THOS E PERSON S abl e t Q offe r candi d opinion s o n th e typ e o f treat men t availabl e a t th e clini c ar e extremel y hesitan t t o identif y themselves . Th e patient' s desir e fo r anonymit y prevent s hi m o r he r fro m eithe r commendin g o r cri ticizin g clini c operation s an d personnel . Th e mos t significan t respons e t o th e articl e cam e fro m person s mentione d o r allude d t o i n th e story . Dr . Spiss o Slicne r (wh o use s bot h he r maide n an d marrie d surnames ) wa s n o exception . "Th e questio n o f m y qualification s reall y irritate d me . I f I wasn' t quali fie d t o hol d m y position , th e Distric t Boar d woul d hav e tol d m y boar d a t th e tim e I wa s hired . Th e requirement s fo r m y po sitio n cal l fo r ' a master' s degre e wit h a t leas t thre e year s experienc e i n on e o f th e primar y menta l healt h disciplines. ' Period!, " sh e commented . , . DR . SLICNE R HOLD S a Ph. D i n Counsel ling/Guidanc e fro m th e Universit y o f Flor ida . He r professiona l experienc e bega n i n 196 9 a s a residen t chil d counsello r a t th e Governo r Baco n Healt h Cente r ( a par t o f th e Stat e Menta l Hospital ) i n \ Delawar e City , Delaware . Fro m 197 2 t o 1973 , sh e wa s employe d a s a diagnosti cian/teache r fo r th e St . Croi x departmen t o f education , U.S . Virgi n Islands . Sh e wa s directo r o f a grou p treatmen t hom e fo r emotionall y disturbe d adolescent s i n Gainesvill e fro m 197 4 t o 1975 . Sh e the n move d t o Pensacol a wher e sh e wa s directo r o f outpatien t emergenc y service s fo r th e chil d developmen t progra m — Communit y Healt h Center . Fro m there , sh e move d t o Ke y Wes t an d he r positio n a s Directo r o f th e Menta l Healt h Clinic . , Accordin g t o th e professiona l cri teri a require d o f a clini c director , Dr . Slicne r i s qualified . Incomplet e informatio n containe d i n loca l newspape r article s abou t Dr . Slic ne r le d t o unsuccessfu l attempt s b y a numbe r o f peopl e t o verif y Dr . Slicner' s credentials . A verba l resum e o f he r backgroun d wa s offere d t o Solare s Hil l an d wa s late r substantiate d whe n Kir k Zuelch , hea d o f ...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 . P le a 5 Duva l Stree t • Hote l (305 ) 294-954 1 • Restauran t (305 ) 294-469 1 OL D ISLAN D COBBLE R SHO E REPAIRIN G 102 4 TRUMA N AVENUE , KE Y WES T (Across from Big Al's) FAS T SERVICE ! 1 3 Nee d a paperbac k fo r th e beach ? ft Th e lates t bestselle r fo r a friend ? /ffl//ffl KE Y WES T ISLAN D Persona l attentio n to specia l orders . BOO K STOR E 13 0 DU m ST . KE Y WES T th e clinic' s Boar d o f Directors , produce d a cop y o f he r pre-employmen t resume . Despit e thes e qualifications , som e clai m Dr . Slicner' s backgroun d i s inade quat e fo r th e positio n sh e holds . Dr . Jerr y Weinstock , a forme r co-directo r o f th e clini c an d no w a psychiatris t i n pri vat e practice , maintain s tha t he r academi c accomplishment s an d he r employmen t ex perienc e a s a hous e counsello r fo r vari ou s group s o f disturbe d childre n d o no t provid e he r wit h enoug h experienc e t o dea l wit h th e gamu t o f emotiona l an d menta l healt h problem s encountere d a t th e clinic . Dr . Slicne r replies , "I f that' s Dr . Weinstock' s objection , h e shoul d discus s criticisms . Accordin g t o Kir k Zuelch , i t i s ex tremel y difficul t t o locat e eve n on e psy chiatris t willin g t o mov e t o Ke y Wes t an d accep t th e limite d incom e offere d b y a positio n a t th e clinic . Whe n questione d abou t Dr . Weinstock' s contentio n tha t hi s service s wer e offere d fre e t o th e clini c an d refused , Zuelc h sai d h e wa s no t awar e o f th e situation . H e sai d that , t o th e bes t o f hi s knowledge , Dr . Weinstoc k ha d neve r offere d fre e services , an d that , moreover , whe n th e psychiatris t di d wor k o n a part-time , salarie d basis , hi s ser vice s wer e unsatisfactory . W E ASKE D DR . WEINSTOC K t o describ e th e situatio n a s h e see s it . H e 3aid : W E CAL L UPO N TH E MENTA L HEALT H BOAR D T O RECONCIL E TH E ALIENATIO N BETWEE N TH E PUBLI C AN D PRIVAT E SECTOR S O F TH E MENTA L HEALT H COMMUNITY . i t wit h th e peopl e wh o decid e employmen t polic y criteria . I no t onl y mee t — I excee d — th e state' s requirement s fo r m y position. " Becaus e he r positio n i s on e tha t i s primaril y administrative , Dr . Slicne r contend s tha t appropriat e counsellin g service s ar e availabl e throug h no t onl y herself , bu t othe r member s o f th e staf f a s well . Additionally , Dr . Slicne r ad vise s tha t a ful l tim e psychiatris t fo r th e clini c joine d th e staf f o n Augus t 20 . UNTI L NOW , a majo r criticis m o f th e clini c wa s it s failur e t o offe r on-sit e psychiatri c attention . A 197 7 repor t compile d b y th e Monro e Count y Su b Are a • Counci l o f Healt h System s Agenc y o f Sout h Florid a recommended , amon g othe r things , tha t th e "psychiatri c staffin g component s i n th e (Guidanc e Clinic ) o f th e Lowe r Key s woul d b e mor e effectiv e i f i t con verte d fro m a mode l o f on e ful l tim e psy chiatris t t o a mode l o f tw o part-tim e psychiatrists. " Th e reasonin g fo r thi s recommenda• tio n center s o n th e inabilit y o f on e psy chiatris t t o b e o n cal l 2 4 hour s a day , seve n day s a week , 5 2 week s a year . Dr . Weinstoc k als o raise d thi s poin t i n hi s "Th e questio n o f meaningfu l menta l healt h service s i n Ke y Wes t ha s occupie d m y wakin g an d sleepin g hour s an d m y pro fessiona l lif e fo r som e twelv e an d on e hal f years . Earl y i n m y caree r i n Ke y Wes t I wa s idealisti c an d exceedingl y naive . Bein g a chil d psychiatrist,• I wa s heavil y involve d i n treatin g schoo l childre n an d workin g directl y wit h rele van t schoo l personnel . Simultaneously , ther e wa s a n enormou s voi d i n th e 'me dica l community, ' an d hospita l service s wer e sorel y needed . M y involvemen t an d sometime s immersio n i n hospita l wor k an d medica l referral s wa s intense . Al l o f thes e sector s pulle d a t m e an d demande d thei r time , an d I trie d t o satisf y al l sector s includin g th e socia l agencie s an d courts , whic h sorel y neede d 'carefu l an d exactin g evaluations . "A s a physicia n th e medical , ethica l an d lega l responsibilitie s lef t m e littl e tim e fo r anythin g else . Th e on e thin g I never.coul d d o wa s publi c relations , primaril y becaus e o f th e tim e facto r an d perhap s m y ow n personalit y limitation s i n tha t direction . I wa s n o politicia n either , whic h i s neede d i n tha t publi c position . What-sustaine d m e wa s a certai n espirit-de-corps , a togethernes s an d i f •,.! ' • , Muc h Ad o Abou t Nex t t o Nothing ! P /OF T TOUC H — specialising in split sizes and D-cup,i — 70 4 Duva l St . • 40 3 Green e St . 296-262 2 :ox y APPARE L BIKINI S \u ix i A STUDI O AN D GALLER Y MB 41 8 SMIT H LAN E

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1 4 EXPERIENC E OCEANSID E ELEGANC E Marriott' s Cas a Marin a Resor t invite s yo u t o 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 ® — 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 . Harriott's . CAS A MARIN A RESORT " Reynold s St . a t th e Ocea n Ke y Wes b 296-353 5 SIMONTO N BILL' S MUFFLE R SHO P 294-210 5 Toyota s & Truck s a Specialt y 2 0 year s experienc e "OU R 8USIWS 5 I S tXHAUSTING " VANS * RV's*Econom y Muffler; . FRE E ESTIMATES , INSTALLATIO N yo u wil l a 'love ' tha t existe d amon g al l th e professionals . Th e emotiona l suppor t an d professionalis m tha t existe d wa s sus taining , an d th e 'work ' wa s gratifying . Unti l suc h tim e a s th e pressures.an d th e request s o f m y famil y prevailed , I con tinue d i n th e clinic . "Th e presen t Clini c Directo r i s bot h a maste r a t publi c relation s manipulatio n an d th e politic s tha t on e need s t o sustai n thei r position . An y commen t I hav e mad e whethe r absolutel y vali d an d tru e work s agains t m e an d affect s m e negatively . I se e th e staf f a s bein g demoralize d an d unhappy , an d unti l the y ca n sa y tha t an d ris k thei r positions , m y comment s wil l b e essentiall y unsubstantiated , an d ca n b e mad e t o loo k ludicrous . W e nee d a n hones t workin g clini c director , a human is t no t onl y her e but i n Maratho n a s well . W e nee d a comminglin g an d togethernes s o f bot h th e publi c an d privat e sectors ; no t th e bickerin g an d dreadfu l alienatio n tha t exists . I woul d embrac e an y honest y an d wholesomenes s tha t woul d emanat e fro m th e presen t Clini c Director . I hav e tol d he r thi s an d eve n offere d m y service s a t on e poin t withou t financia l compensation . "M y feedbac k ha s alway s bee n nega tivit y an d a feelin g tha t m y mere ' presenc e ha s bee n a threat . W e nee d cooperation , trust , an d a togethernes s betwee n th e pro fessional s tha t seem s unattainabl e a t thi s time . "Pragmatically , tim e wil l tel l wha t wil l happen . However , wha t I d o se e i s th e privat e sector , bot h inpatien t an d out patient , graduall y takin g o n th e rea l wor k o f menta l health . Betwee n Maratho n an d Ke y Wes t w e hav e allotte d $60,00 0 plu s fo r tw o clini c director s wh o d o littl e mor e tha n politickin g an d publi c relations . Wha t count y need s that? " VENDE R SHAR A KNOWLES , forme r instruc to r o f psycholog y a t Florid a Key s Communit y College , responde d t o th e questio n of'Dr . Slicner' s professiona l qualification s b y saying , "I n th e article , a psychiatris t correctl y state s 'ther e i s a worl d o f differenc e betwee n a psychiatrist , a clinica l psychologist...etc. ' Thes e difference s ar e no t qualit y rating s i n descendin g order . A s a matte r o f fact, ' pla© e com e th e exoti c preciou s gems . Alexandrite s fro m Russia ; Rubie s an d Topa z fro m Burma ; Emerald s fro m Colombia ; Diamond s fro m Africa ; Sta r Sapphire s fro m Burma ; Opal s fro m Australia ; Culture d Pearl s fro m Japan ; an d Lapi s Lazul i fro m Afgahnistan . Thes e ar e jus t a fe w o f th e acquaintance s yo u ca n mak e i n th e worl d o f beautifu l gems . Whe n yo u purchas e treasure d gem s le t us , a s gemplogicall y traine d America n Ge m Societ y jewelers , b e you r guide . WM.GflMBL E JEWELE R 60 0 Duva l Stree t MEMBE R AMERICA N GE M SOCIET Y (j& mor e an d mor e psychiatri c unit s acros s th e countr y ar e bein g directe d b y psy chologist s wh o supervis e psychiatrists . "Mos t psychologist s hav e bee n ex pose d t o numerou s traditiona l an d con temporar y therapie s whil e th e medica l backgroun d o f psychiatrist s tend s t o em phasiz e menta l 'disease ' an d psychoanalyti c analysi s o f behavior . Th e service s o f a docto r o f medicin e ar e require d o n th e staf f o f a menta l healt h clinic . However , man y o f th e client s seekin g hel p hav e "problem s o f living. ' Counsellin g psy chologist s ar e traine d especiall y t o dea l wit h client s wh o mus t restructur e inadequat e way s o f copin g wit h stresse s o f life . "Psycholog y i s attemptin g t o remov e th e 'mystique ' o f th e doctor . I believ e tha t Nanc y Spiss o (Slicner ) ha s se t u p a n environmen t i n whic h th e client come s befor e th e eg o need s o f th e therapist . Unde r he r direction , th e clini c ha s de velope d a genuin e communit y menta l healt h attitude, " sh e concluded . DR . JAME S CALLAHAN , a counsello r a t th e clini c an d it s administrato r immediate l y prio r t o Dr . Slicner , feel s tha t at th e roo t o f th e controvers y ar e "a d homi nem " diatribe s tha t distor t th e realit y o f th e situation . Dr . Slicner' s critic s ar e layin g blam e o n he r shoulder s fo r conflict s tha t exis t i n th e professiona l community , accordin g t o Dr . Callahan . H e sai d tha t Dr . Slicner.' s positiv e accom plishments , suc h a s healin q wound s i n th e communit y an d rift s wit h socia l servic e agen< cie s create d b y poo r publi c relation s fro m pas t directors , fa r excee d an y criticism s levelle d agains t her . OTHER S ASSOCIATE D WIT H Dr . Slicne r ech o thes e sentiments . Rolli e Dudik , Administrato r o f Flor id a Key s Memoria l Hospital , said , "She , unlik e other s i n town , i s availabl e da y o r nigh t t o clients . She' s respon siv e t o th e need s o f th e community . Sh e meets , al l th e requirement s t o practic e i n he r field . She' s enjoye d a goo d repu tatio n i n othe r place s she' s worked . She' s don e a grea t dea l o f wor k wit h m e an d was , continue d o n pag e 2 0 1 5 MOO N SALOO N AN D LUNC H ROO M LET' S ICEE P S T ISVIPEHSONNE I RECENTL Y I PILLE D ou t th e mos t sensi bl e applicatio n fo r employmen t I'v e eve r ru n acros s i n m y year s o f confrontin g ap plicatio n forms . I t wa s shor t an d con cis e an d aske d onl y necessar y questions . I n fact , i t wa s th e firs t I'v e eve r en countere d tha t lef t n o roo m fo r expansion , yes-n o question s bein g difficul t fo r me . S o I wa s reminde d o f al l th e hundred s (o r s o i t seems ) o f application s I'v e file d dow n throug h th e years . Th e rea son s behin d som e o f th e question s hav e alway s elude d me . Fo r example , wh y doe s a potentia l employe r car e whethe r I liv e wit h m y parent s o r alone , ren t o r ow n a home ? I' m alway s tempte d t o writ e some thin g like , I ren t th e restroo m a t th e Shel l statio n an d a t nigh t the y le t m e pu t a mattres s o n th e hydrauli c lift , bu t a s soo n a s I hav e a decen t job , they'l l le t m e mov e m y mattres s int o th e office . I' M ALS O PUZZLE D abou t th e importanc e o f one' s interest s i n club s an d organiza tions . I don' t belon g t o club s an d or ganization s , bu t I use d t o worr y tha t th e interviewe r woul d conside r m e asocia l an d henc e no t b e abl e t o ge t alon g wit h co-workers . He' s probabl y right , bu t that' s n o reaso n no t t o hir e me . Jus t stic k m e i n a corne r wit h m y wor k an d I'l l d o a fin e job . I f I belonge d t o th e Littl e Theatre , th e Ar t League , th e Save The-Snail-Darte r Federation , an d th e D.A.R. , h e wouldn' t se e muc h o f m e aroun d th e office . S o afte r al l thi s paperwork , on e reache s th e intervie w itself . Mos t o f th e time , th e interviewe r give s th e ap plicatio n a cursor y glanc e an d ask s al l th e question s you'v e jus t worke d s o har d t o ge t ont o paper . Thi s alway s leave s m e wit h th e uneas y feelin g tha t personne l peopl e can' t read . B Y HELE N CHAPMA N TH E ADMINISTRATIO N O P a n I.Q . tes t tell s m e righ t awa y tha t I don' t wan t t o wor k there . Thes e test s see m t o b e give n b y onl y smal l office s o f half-a-doze n em ployee s wit h a startin g salar y o f $75.00 . Alway s include d i s a sectio n o n inter pretin g maxim s wit h multipl e choic e an swers . "Strik e whil e th e iro n i s hot" : a ) "''•Neve r hi t you r mother-in-la w wit h a col d iron ; b ) Giv e you r laundres s a raise ; c ) Don' t los e you r Genera l Electri c war rant y . An d o f cours e thos e horribl e problem s i n arithmeti c tha t alway s gav e m e col d stomac h lump s i n schoo l an d stil l do , namely : I f A ha s fiv e eggs , an d B ha s si x shirts , ho w lon g wil l i t tak e C t o ge t t o Chicago ? I neve r d o thes e a t all , . hopin g I'l l fai l th e tes t an d no t b e hired . Nuts l Al l the y reall y car e abou t i s ca n I spell , an d ther e I a m again , stuc k i n a jo b fo r whic h I' m over-quali fied . Som e da y I' m goin g t o mee t a ver y rich , ver y ol d man . He' s goin g t o as k m e th e meanin g o f " A penn y save d i s a penn y earned, " an d I'l l neve r hav e t o fil l ou t a n applicatio n again ! iutten i COM E WATC H U S ENAME L A craft , a n art , a tradition.. . 'RECAPTURING THE AMBIANCE OF GREENE ST: Unde r Ne w Ownershi p Ope n fo r Dinne r Tuesda y thr u Sunda y 7 Midnigh t Sunda y Brunc h Noo n 3 Close d Monda y 120 8 Simonto n Stree t 294-071 7 BHAGAVA D GlT A A S I T I S Hi s Divin e Grac e A&BHAKTIVEDANTASWAM 1 PRABHUPAO 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. " Bliaga vad-gita 5.16 Availabl e from : Porcelai n fuse d int o coppe r a t 1800 = degree s 30 6 FRON T ST. , KE Y WEST , FLA . 3304 0 / 294-404 4 A t Pirate' s Alle y i n Ol d Tow n ENAMEL S nshtrays.centerpieces.jewelr y GOL D AN D SILVE R WANDCRAFTE D JEWELR Y OL D ISLflN D BIR D CO . 5O 3 Green e 294-293 2 PRRROT S COCKflTOO S mocRw s ^TALLCRED.TCARD S . OPE N YEA R ROUN D mocRw s Stron g health y bird * tha t live . Sexin g an d breedin g pair s available . Garde n aviarie s built . 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1 6 A T SHIR T I S TH E SHIR T B Y JOH N HELLE N N O ITE M O F appare l ha s becom e s o com mo n a s par t o f moder n dres s a s th e T shirt . Evolvin g fro m th e ultra-whit e in ne r garmen t previousl y though t o f a s un derwear , th e T shir t has , withou t alter in g it s comfortabl e cotto n contours , blossome d fro m th e merel y functiona l int o a n art-nouvea u cu m one-sentence-philo sophi c billboard . Muc h alon g th e line s o f th e "you r messag e here " matchbooks , th e presen t da y T shir t ha s synthesize d th e element s o f bod y languag e an d blan k whit e tors o int o a highl y individualize d styl e o f spacia l improvement . Wher e be for e a n averag e wardrob e o f undershirt s migh t b e si x o r seven , T shir t wearer s toda y acquir e ne w shirt s al l th e time , wit h eac h on e bein g differen t i n color , messag e o r ar t work . Colore d T shirt s featurin g a conven ien t pocke t wer e th e firs t variant s o n th e standar d undershirt . , The n cam e words . Word s wer e introduce d t o shirt s a t firs t b y suc h variou s group s a s softbal l team s (Deloso' s Pizza) , roc k group s wh o turne d bloc k letterin g int o balloone d psyche deli a (a n outgrowt h o f Fillmor e posters : th e beginnin g o f artwork) , an d bowlin g alley s (Hi-Tim e Lanes) . Artwor k turne d th e colored , worde d T shir t int o ches t an d bac k canvasse s whic h i n n o tim e modele d ever y photographicall y renderabl e commo n noun , a s wel l a s silk screene d print s o f origina l drawings , an d hea t transferre d decal s o f customize d va n landscapes , o r wil d caricature s o f zombie s o n motorcycles . INDIVIDUALIZE D MESSAG E SHIRT S ca n b e purchase d a t man y T shir t shops , th e cos t o f whic h i s dependen t o n ho w man y letter s ar e i n th e message . On e memor abl e an d expensiv e shirt , purchase d i n th e Watergat e er a b y a ma n who , ironical ly , ha d n o us e a t al l fo r T shirt s wit h "writin g o n them " an d wh o frequente d a Ke y Wes t ba r wher e man y politicall y con sciou s loca l Democrat s ha d boaste d o f crossin g part y line s t o suppor t Richar d Nixo n i n 1972 , rea d i n bol d bloc k letter s "Democrat s fo r Nixon . " Hi s shir t wa s greete d wit h silenc e b y thos e t o who m i t applied . Anothe r messag e shirt , wit h not nearl y s o man y letter s bu t wit h a n equall y stun nin g effect , wa s sporte d b y a youn g lad y o f th e sor t wh o elicit s prolonge d glance s no t onl y upo n he r approac h bu t als o afte r sh e ha s walke d past . He r shir t feature d CUSTOMIZE D T SHIRT S als o serv e a s a bon d amon g casua l group s o f peopl e wh o fo r on e reaso n o r anothe r institut e spon taneou s holidays . On e suc h occasio n wa s a n ope n feas t o f buffal o stea k offere d b y a loca l gourman d t o al l hi s friend s a t a restauran t whic h wa s bille d o n th e T shirt s a s th e "firs t annua l Ke y Wes t buffal o roast. " On e othe r occasio n gre w ou t o f a casua l observatio n las t summe r b y on e be love d characte r tha t h e though t h e woul d mak e a n excellen t pope . Whe n a fe w day s late r h e stoppe d int o hi s favorit e water in g spo t fo r hi s usua l 5 p.m . cocktai l h e wa s surprise d t o lear n h e ha d bee n elec te d "Char t Roo m Pontiff. " Hi s ne w T shirt , whic h h e wa s oblige d t o do n a s par t o f hi s investiture , bor e th e canoni ca l appellatio n "Pop e Joh n Pau l Bo b Hall. " None A s recentl y a s thi s yea r a limite d editio n o f thre e hundre d shirt s herald in g th e "St . Patrick' s Da y Ba r Non e Sud s Run " ha d peopl e offerin g substantiall y mor e mone y tha n th e shirt s cos t jus t t o includ e the m i n thei r collections . i n smal l scrol l prin t abov e th e lef t breas t tha t mos t unspeakabl e Englis h four lette r word . Th e sligh t jol t o f agree men t most me n fel t a t seein g thi s shir t s o agreeabl y approac h wa s forcefull y de flate d b y anothe r ver y commo n wor d o n th e bac k o f he r shir t i n large r scrol l — "You. " T shirt s sponsore d b y businesse s ar e amon g th e mos t forcefu l o f advertisin g tools . Fo r year s th e unofficia l leade r i n loca l T shir t advertisin g wa s th e Polynesia n maide n bearin g a tra y o f fres h oysters . Designe d b y B.J . Marti n si x year s ago , th e messag e o f deliciou s sea foo d accompanyin g th e maide n i s nearl y a s familia r a loca l sigh t a s conc h trains . A youthfu l silhouett e o f Captai n Ton y occupie s th e fron t o f hundred s o f whit e shirts , whil e o n th e bac k i s writte n a chimerical , i f dubious , maxi m concernin g wh o i s t o slee p wher e i n th e bed s o f lib erate d women . Ernes t Hemingwa y look s confidentl y ou t o f a roarin g twentie s scrollwor k o n ever y mai n stree t i n Ameri ca , judgin g b y th e numbe r o f shirt s dis pense d dail y b y hi s ol d haunt . Ever y restaurant , fro m th e Pie r Hous e t o L a Bodega , ha s it s ow n T shirt . Ever y bar , whethe r i t sponsor s a tea m o r not , ha s a shirt . Man y ga s station s an d garages , formerl y the,stronghold s o f blu e colla r line n services , no w op t fo r th e les s costl y T shirts . Eve n th e government , vi a th e CET A program , outfit s som e o f it s employee s ij i th e undeniabl y comfortabl e cotto n pullovers . TH E RAMPAN T POPULARIT Y o f T shirt s i s evidence d b y th e man y downtow n shop s whic h sell i an d prin t them . Som e shop s specialize ! i n hea t transfe r decals, bu t other s ofile r origina l airbrushe d artwor k a s wel l a ^ customize d lettering . Cus tomize d letterin g allow s a n individua l t o pu t an y messag e h e want s o n a shirt . Fo r instance,imuc h laughte r wa s cause d las t summe r durin g th e electri c compan y over load s b y tw o wome n wh o ha d blac k T shirt s lettere d i n whit e wit h th e observatio n "Cit y Electri c turn s m e off. " On e ideal ist , wh o though t hi s ne w year' s resolutio n t o qui t smokin g wa s firm , ha d a cigarett e airbrushe d ont o a shir t wit h th e inter nationa l symbo l fo r "no " brushe d ove r i t 0 . Hi s commitmen t lackin g resolve , thi s costl y garmen t no w lie s neatl y fold e d a t th e ver y botto m o f hi s bureau . Airbrushe d shirt s ar e th e mos t costl y o f T shirt s becaus e a goo d qualit y shir t mus t b e use d t o insur e tha t th e desig n remain s i n proportio n afte r laundering . Also , th e skil l o f th e artis t mus t b e re warde d i n airbrushin g because , i n actual ity , i t is ' a painting . Silkscreenin g i s perhap s th e mos t laboriou s an d cumbersom e metho d o f printin g shirts , bu t als o th e mos t lon g lastin g an d effective . Wher e hea t transfer s eventuall y flak e of f du e t o laundroma t dryin g an d airbrushe s fad e afte r repeate d washings , silkscreene d shirt s retai n thei r origina l colo r an d proportio n fo r th e lif e o f th e shirt . BRUC E LONG , wh o i s a loca l shir t de signe r . and | artist , design s logo s fo r a numbe r o f th e island' s establishment s in cludin g Slopp y Joe's , Hukila u an d th e Ful l Moon . The!blan k shirt s h e buy s ar e hig h qualit y cotton , wel l know n bran d names . Hi s artwor k i s origina l an d i s submitte d t o a custome r befor e h e begin s th e tedi ou s jo b o f constructin g th e screens . Silkscreene d shirt s ar e les s likel y t o b e on e o f a kin d i n tha t th e whol e ide a o f screenin g i s t o mass-produce . Onc e th e go-ahea d i s given , Lon g construct s hi s screens , the n print s eac h shir t wit h care . Hi s lates t endeavo r i s fo r a loca l woodsho p an d feature s a facad e o f surreal isti c gingerbread . Tw o o f th e mos t popula r shirt s eve r t o b e offere d i n Ke y Wes t wer e th e in , spiration s o f lon g tim e Duva l Stree t merchan t Thero n ilyda . Afte r th e closin g o f th e Ancho r In n i n 1972 , Lyd a realize d th e grea t nostalgi a associate d wit h th e famou s ba r an d borrowe d a phot o fro m it s owner , Bu d McArthur , whic h wa s o f a ran do m grou p o f th e bar' s regular s clustere d i n fron t o f th e establishment . Lyd a ha d th e phot o transferre d o n t o plai n whit e shirt s tha t bor e th e sloga n "Remembe r th e Anchor. " H e sol d ou t o f severa l printing s i n th e month s followin g th e bar' s closing . Anothe r all-tim e bi g selle r originate d b y Lyd a wa s o f th e scen e a t Mallor y Square . Thi s shir t ha d it s heyda y severa l year s ag o whe n th e observatio n o f sunse t wa s a n informa l ritual , rathe r tha n th e cul t i t i s today . I n sellin g ove r 700 0 o f th e shirts , Lyd a n o doub t wa s th e singl e greates t booste r o f th e day' s en d event . T SHIR T COLLECTOR S ar e likel y t o ow n a goo d man y out o f tow n shirt s a s a re sul t o f thei r travel s o r havin g receive d the m a s gifts . Know n shir t collector s ar e eas y t o bu y gift s for . Jus t brin g the m a shir t fro m Duffy' s Taver n i n Boise , Idaho , o r th e Knot s Awa y Yach t Clu b i n Portsmouth , an d the y wil l b e wearin g i t th e sam e day . An y bee r shir t fro m a brewery , tea m shir t fro m a col leg e o r an y shir t fro m a foreig n por t wil l gladl y b e adde d t o a n alread y bulg in g burea u drawer . Som e collector s boas t th e abilit y t o wea r a differen t shir t ever y da y fo r a year . I n truth , though , newe r favorit e shirt s ar e wor n mos t often , an d older , forme r favorite s sin k t o th e botto m o f th e drawer . Som e shirt s ar e seasonal , lik e thos e fo r politica l candidate s wher e ever y tw o year s support iv e voter s wea r th e candidate' s messag e an d eve n visage ; o r thos e proclaimin g th e Re d Sox , wor n usuall y i n Augus t an d earl y September , t o b e numbe r one . Othe r shirt s hav e a year-roun d seaso n "To day' s th e day, " o r "Ho w abou t a nic e col d girl. " CURREN T FAVORIT E SHIRT S ten d t o b e wor n a t leas t onc e a week , whic h mean s fift y washing s i n a year . Onl y th e bes t shirt s ca n surviv e tha t man y an d mor e laundering s withou t losin g thei r length , shap e o r message . Th e one s tha t do , be com e al l tim e favorite s an d ar e se t asid e i n a separat e pile . Thes e ar e no t wor n whe n paintin g th e hous e o r fixin g th e car , althoug h i t seem s favorit e shirt s alway s receiv e a n unexpecte d blotc h fro m source s a s divers e a s puttin g bleac h i n th e washe r wrong , o r gettin g i n a fight , o r catchin g th e damne d thin g o n a nail , o r havin g a ca t frea k ou t whil e holdin g it . Collector s ge t ne w material s sometime s b y trading . I t i s no t uncommo n t o hav e repeat s o f shirts , s o durin g th e winte r loca l collector s wil l wea r on e o f thei r repeat s dow n town , pic k ou t on e the y lik e wor n b y a visito r an d offe r t o swap . Thi s offe r i s ofte n accepte d an d th e shirt s chang e torsos . Th e smal l minorit y o f wome n wh o hav e accepte d th e offe r an d swappe d o n th e spo t ha s mad e th e questio n "Y a wann a swa p T shirts? " a n acceptabl e an d sometime s successfu l openin g line . Indeed , i t ma y hav e bee n thi s smal l bu t resolut e minorit y wh o forge d th e wa y fo r th e mos t looked-forward-t o even t o f th e summe r — th e spontaneou s "we t T shir t contest. " Contestant s ar e judge d i n buoyancy , siz e an d freedo m fro m inhibi tion , an d ever y on e i s a winner . ALON G WIT H T SHIRT S a s everyda y gar b g o cutoffs , flip-flop s an d bal l caps . Levis , thos e identical , rugged , comfort able , sensua l jean s favore d no w fo r fif tee n year s b y th e youn g an d th e casua l a t heart , hav e ne w lif e i n Ke y West , where , afte r th e weare r acknowledge s tha t th e knee s ar e finall y beyon d repair , the y ar e amputate d int o cutoffs . Shorts , bu t especiall y cutoffs , underwen t a perio d o f ornamentatio n som e year s ago , mostl y a s a respons e t o savin g deterioratin g jean s b y embroidere d mending , bu t toda y 1 7 a s insulatio n i n colde r climate s an d it s us e a s a kin d o f perspiratio n blotte r unde r fine r shirt s i n warme r climates , th e T shir t ha s becom e trul y liberated . N o longe r i s it s us e a s a n oute r garmen t limite d t o blas t furnac e workers . I t i s no w i n th e forefron t o f studie d casual ness , an d i t i s a poten t all y o f business . I t i s abl e wit h a fe w word s t o stat e th e genera l belief s o f it s wearer . I t ca n ador n th e back s an d front s o f plai n a s wel l a s beautifu l people . I t ca n unif y a grou p o r characteriz e a lon e wolf . T shirt s ca n b e goo d conversatio n starters , o r the y ma y caus e chagrine d silence . I n thei r basi c samenes s o f weave , the y ar e a reminde r o f ho w simila r al l o f u s ar e i n ou r composition , bu t i n thei r diversit y o f messag e an d decoratio n the y reassur e th e individualit y o f ever y on e wh o wear s them . T shirt s ar e 'me ' shirts . cutoff s an d short s provid e littl e i n th e wa y o f decoration , sav e fo r th e shap e o f whoeve r the y contain . Flip-flops , th e logica l footwea r fo r thos e wh o hav e trie d sandal s an d bled , ar e favore d b y man y Ke y Westers . Th e ad ven t o f th e Rainbo w sanda l — a sanda l mad e o f har d rubbe r an d nylo n strap s — ha s monopolize d th e fee t o f local s wh o ar e no t int o shoe s an d wh o ar e tire d o f soo t blac k cu t feet . A s implie d b y th e name , thes e sandal s featur e rainbo w color s alon g th e side s o f th e sole s an d o n th e straps . Bal l cap s recentl y hav e bee n sporte d b y bal l players , firemen , astronauts , farmers , ba r owners , fishermen , part s salesme n an d women . Th e bal l ca p ma y hav e nothin g t o d o wit h basebal l excep t tha t it s viso r keep s th e su n ou t o f th e eye s o f man y peopl e a s wel l a s i t doe s lef t fielders . Bal l cap s hav e patche s o n th e fron t tha t advertis e diese l companies , fertilizers , fishin g tackl e and , o f course , beer . I t i s thi s brie f descrip tio n o f loca l gar b tha t emphasize s th e individualit y o f th e T shirt . Cutoffs , flip-flop s an d a visore d ca p ar e sensibl e response s t o th e fe w demand s mad e b y th e loca l climate . S o ar e T shirts ; the y ar e coo l an d functional , bu t ad d a flavor fu l personalit y t o th e everyda y Ke y Wes t "uniform. " GIVE N TH E ORIGINALL Y subordinat e rol e o f th e T shir t i n wardrobes , it s us e mor e

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A T Th e FiR E DEPARTMEN T FUTUR E SHOCK : A late , laz y earl y evenin g i n Ke y West . Th e brillian t glo w o f th e settin g su n i n th e Octobe r sk y ha s suddenly , ominousl y bee n challenge d fo r spectacula r attentio n b y a n explosiv e an d totall y ou t o f contro l oi l fir e fro m a thousand-gallo n gasolin e tan k i n th e northwes t corne r o f th e island . Th e ful l cre w o f th e Ke y Wes t Fir e Department , comin g fro m al l thre e sta tions , ha s answere d th e genera l alarm . Unfortunately , thi s ful l cre w comprise s approximatel y 2 2 men . I n th e pas t 1 0 day s nearl y two-third s o f th e norma l man powe r fro m th e departmen t hav e eithe r qui t o r walke d of f thei r job s i n ange r an d frustratio n a t no t bein g abl e t o reach , a t th e least , a minimu m wag e an d benefi t agreemen t durin g th e nearl y 2 month-lon g unio n negotiations . Severa l member s o f th e cit y commissio n hav e admitte d t o th e pres s th e precariousnes s o f th e situa tion , whil e simultaneousl y refusin g t o giv e i n t o th e firemen' s demands . LO W O N MANPOWER , th e remainin g fire me n battl e th e blaz e an d a nauseous , sink in g feelin g i n thei r gut s tha t thi s i s goin g t o b e th e fir e tha t lick s them . Al l thre e pumper s fro m th e fir e depart men t ar e a t th e scene , bu t th e larges t o f thes e — a 1,00 0 gallo n pumpe r — ha s jus t broke n down . Tw o senio r member s o f th e department , bravely , i n th e darin g natur e tha t set s fireme n of f fro m th e res t o f us , hav e move d int o withi n 2 0 fee t o f th e blaze . The y fee l lik e thei r ski n i s melting . Bot h o f th e me n sens e th e futilit y o f thei r task . The y als o sens e thei r ow n imminen t deaths . WHA T HAPPEN S NEX T i s th e stuf f o f a.Ro d Serlin g story . Th e men , unbe lievably , fee l th e hose s di e o n them . A s th e once-might y gus h o f wate r slowl y decrease s t o a trickle , th e flame s sprea d t o severa l othe r nearb y ga s an d oi l tank ers . Jus t th e fume s ar e enoug h fo r th e worst : th e twi n tank s explode , throwin g flames , equipmen t an d me n ove r 30 0 feet . Th e lax*ge , startle d crow d o f uneas y on looker s i n th e stree t fle e i n terror , lik e a mas s o f craze d lemmings , withou t directio n o r reason . Powe r line s fal l an d splinte r lik e broke n toothpicks , renderin g th e cit y powerless . Withou t an y resistance , th e burgeonin g flame s sprea d fro m hal f a cit y block , t o a ful l cit y block , to... . Wedge d betwee n a blazin g buildin g an d ye t anothe r oi l tanker , a youn g fire fighte r cries . H e know s fo r sur e tha t a t leas t fou r o f hi s fello w worker s hav e alread y bee n lost . H e crie s fo r al l o f us . PROBABL Y TH E VAS T MAJORIT Y o f Ke y Wes t resident s an d communit y leader s woul d loo k a t th e abov e a s pur e fiction , a nightmaris h stor y mad e u p b y someon e ben t o n th e sensational . Ye t a conversa tio n wit h almos t an y firema n o r inside r a t th e Ke y Wes t Fir e Departmen t will . immediatel y dispe l suc h doubts . Th e tim e i s growin g close r an d clos e r whe n i t i s becomin g mor e an d mor e feasibl e t o pus h th e pani c butto n a s fa r a s th e activitie s an d th e genera l condi tio n o f th e Ke y Wes t firefighte r i s con cerned . MICHAE L ALMEDA , unio n presiden t o f loca l 142 4 o f th e Internationa l Associatio n o f Firefighters , ha s calle d th e receptio n tha t th e fireme n ge t fo r thei r demand s thi s mont h fro m cit y official s "crucial. " Th e soft-spoke n Almed a explains , "I'v e neve r see n th e moral e c f th e me n s o low . A s w e tol d Mayo r McCo y las t month , 'We'v e ha d enough.' " b y Garr y Boular d Almed a goe s o n t o lis t th e mos t seriou s problem s facin g th e firemen . "Th e mone y i s s o lo w fo r thes e qualifie d men , unde r $ 4 a n hou r fo r th e averag e man , alon g wit h equipmen t problem s tha t ar e borderin g o n th e ridiculous , and-th e genera l indifferenc e wit h whic h ou r prob lem s hav e bee n me t b y th e commission , tha t i t ha s al l adde d u p t o a bi g los s o f spiri t here . I f somethin g isn' t done , an d quickly , t o solv e thes e problems , mor e tha n hal f o f th e me n wil l leave . Tha t yo u ca n b e sur e of. " A S UNIO N NEGOTIATOR S g o int o bar gainin g session s wit h th e Cit y o f Ke y Wes t thi s month , the y fac e a Cit y Manager , Ronal d Stack , wh o ha s been , a t th e worst , accuse d o f bein g totall y hostil e t o thei r needs , o r a t th e best , completel y insen sitiv e t o th e economi c an d physica l threat s face d b y th e averag e firefighte r ever y day . Thi s pas t June , afte r a n emotional , tens e s commissio n meetin g attende d i n ful l forc e b y th e firemen , an d late r de scribe d b y th e Ke y Wes t Citize n a s "heated, " th e member s o f th e cit y commissio n voted , albei t belatedly , t o approv e a 5 % annua l pa y increas e re troactiv e t o Octobe r o f 1978 . Commis sioner s also , i n anothe r meeting , approve d th e purchas e o f tw o ne w pumpers , foa m fo r fightin g chemica l blazes , an d specia l suit s fo r th e fireme n i n particularl y dangerou s situations . A T TH E TIM E O F th e pa y hik e vote , fir e Lt . Eddi e Castro , secretary-trea sure r o f th e union , emphasize d hi s con cer n tha t th e citizen s o f Ke y Wes t "understan d tha t thi s pa y rais e we'r e gettin g i s th e rais e w e wer e suppose d t o b e gettin g las t October. " Unio n 3 Ne w Camera s fro m Kodak.. . i n a Flash ! KODA K TELE-EKTRALIT E 2 0 TelephOt O Len S Camer a Outfi t > Swing-ou t electroni c flas h • Telephot o len s bring s sub|ect s twic e a s clos e • Norma l len s fo r regula r shot s • Eas y aim-and-shoo t operatio n Include s fil m an d batterie s KODA K EKTRALIT E 3 0 Camer a Outfi t • Swing-ou t electroni c flas h • Automati c exposur e contro l • 1 50 0 second , sto p actio n shutte r spee d • "Us e flash " signa l i n viewfinde r • Aim-and-shoo t simplicit y Jus t $ 67.9 5 2 X KODA K TELE-EKTRALIT E 4 0 Telephot o Len s Camer a Outfi t Swing-ou t electroni c (las h Telephot o an d norma l lense s Automati c exposur e contro l 1/50 0 second , stop-actio n shutte r spee d Continuou s focu s fro m 5 ' t o infinit y Outfi t *94.9 5 SWIfT' S CAMER A & STEME © 42 3 DUVA L STREE T JSBSL 296-857 6 [Kodak ] Al l outfit s ar e complet e wit h fil m an d batteries , lll l presiden t Almed a als o late r too k issu e wit h th e ne w equipmen t offere d b y th e commissio n b y pointin g out , "Thi s i s jus t th e ver y minimu m o f wha t w e need . Yo u hav e t o understand , thi s departmen t ha s bee n gettin g b y o n fault y an d unre liabl e tool s fo r som e tim e now . We'v e reache d a s lo w a s w e can. " INDEED , I N A STUD Y prepare d b y th e Internationa l Associatio n o f Firefighter s t o sho w th e seriousnes s o f th e situatio n wit h ever y day : i n 197 3 Monro e Count y ranke d 5t h i n th e cos t o f living . B y th e nex t year , i t ha d rise n t o No . 1 an d ha s remaine d i n tha t positio n fo r th e pas t fiv e year s leadin g int o 1979 . WHE N TH E FIREME N almos t too k ove r th e Jun e commissio n meetin g (jus t th e physica l presenc e o f ove r 5 0 adul t me n i n thei r uniform s wa s intimidatin g enough) , i t wa s mentione d severa l time s tha t al l o f th e commissioners , wit h th e "I'V E NEVE R SEE N TH E MORAL E O F TH E ME N S O LOW, " — MICHAE L ALMEDA . PRESIDENT , LOCA L INTERNATIONA L ASSOCIATIO N O F FIREFIGHTER S o n thi s island , i t i s pointe d ou t tha t "i n 197 5 ther e wer e betwee n th e cit y an d th e Navy , 1 1 pumper s an d on e elevate d plat for m truck , an d no w i n 197 9 th e tota l strengt h i s dow n t o 3 cit y pumpers , on e Nav y pumpe r an d a n elevate d platfor m tha t ha s t o b e fe d b y anothe r pumper . I f a majo r fir e wer e t o occur , th e cit y woul d hav e t o ti e u p on e pumpe r i n orde r t o operat e th e elevate d platform , leavin g onl y tw o pumper s an d possibl y a thir d fro m th e Nav y t o d o th e job. " Th e repor t goe s o n t o mentio n th e lac k o f equipmen t fo r fightin g chemica l an d fue l fires , an d say s tha t "fire fighter s ar e bein g aske d t o unreason abl y ris k thei r lives. " TH E CONCLUSIO N O F th e repor t i n th e "fir e equipment " sectio n i s "i f ther e wer e a majo r fir e wit h an y win d factor , th e Ke y Wes t Fir e Dept . woul d b e hard pressed , i f no t totall y unabl e t o con tai n it , an d th e resul t coul d b e a con flagratio n o f majo r proportions. " Tha t sam e stud y wa s jus t a s disma l concernin g th e cos t o f livin g fo r th e firefighters , pointin g ou t tha t sinc e 19 6 8 th e averag e pe r capit a incom e i n Monro e Count y ha s rise n 133% , whil e th e salarie s o f th e K.W.F.D . hav e hel d u p th e rea r en d wit h a n increas e o f onl y 49% . Thes e statistic s ar e accompanie d b y a fac t tha t w e al l grudgingl y cop e exceptio n o f Alto n Weekley , hav e bee n conspicuousl y absent'i n keepin g i n touc h wit h th e K.W.F.D . an d tryin g t o solv e som e o f th e problem s i n a n earlie r stage . Mayo r McCo y sat , seemingl y froze n i n hi s chair , a s on e speake r afte r anothe r angril y accuse d hi m o f "negligence , incompetenc e an d buc k passing. " Yet , eve n blamin g th e commissioner s fo r everythin g tha t ha s le d t o th e chaoti c stat e o f affair s a t th e K.W.F.D . seem s t o b e missin g th e point , accordin g t o loca l businessma n E d Swift . Swift , alon g wit h 7 othe r are a leaders , jus t recentl y complete d a stud y fo r the ! Citizen' s Ad visor y Committe e (appointe d b y th e cit y commission ) i n whic h the y offe r 2 2 recom mendation s fo r helpin g t o answe r th e multitud e o f econor.ii c problem s facin g th e firefighter s an d th e Cit y o f Ke y West. . SWIF T TOL D Solare s Hill , "Wheneve r w e hea r abou t administrativ e an d economi c difficultie s suc h a s th e one s facin g th e fireme n righ t now , ou r firs t reactio n i s 'Let' s thro w th e bastard s out. ' Boy , ho w I wis h tha t wer e th e onl y answer. 1 Bu t whil e i t ma y chang e th e directio n an d emphasi s tha t th e commissio n ha s bee n goin g i n recen t years , it . woul d basicall y solv e nothing . Althoug h ou r finding s hav e com e u p wit h 2 2 soli d recommendations , ther e i s stil l n o on e solution. " Swif t 1 9 added , "Wher e d o yo u g o whe n th e cit y i s alread y ove r on e millio n i n deb t an d problem s ar e pilin g up? " Aske d i f anyon e wa s reall y a t fault , Swif t replied , "Agai i ou r problem s ar e a combinatio n o f man y elements . However , on e o f th e bigges t annoyance s ha s bee n th e lac k o f interest , th e downrigh t indifference , b y th e resi dent s o f Ke y West. " Thi s too , ha s bee n a n irritatio n t o th e firefighters . A n inside r a t th e K.W.F.D . complaine d tha t "th e peopl e jus t don' t see m t o car e wha t happen s t o u s on e wa y o r th e other . Unti l recently , we'v e ha d ver y littl e publi c support . Hell , peopl e driv e b y an d se e ou r build in g lookin g nic e an d ou r truck s lookin g shin y an d the y thin k 'Everythin g i s kosh e Bu t jus t becaus e w e tak e car e o f wha t w e hav e doesn' t mea n tha t that' s al l w e nee d Anyon e her e ca n tel l yo u that. " OBVIOUSL Y THER E AR E man y differin g view s a s t o wh o th e rea l culpri t i s i n th e K.W.F.D . ' s chaoti c stat e o f affairs. . Som e blam e th e fireme n themselve s fo r no t bein g organize d wel l enoug h a t a n earlie r dat e t o publicl y ai r thei r gripe s Other s poin t thei r finger s towar d th e member s o f th e cit y commissio n fo r thei r seemin g indifferenc e toward s th e problem s tha t ca n aris e i n an y give n fir e depart ment . Whil e stil l other s nam e th e Ke y Wes t citizenr y fo r it s genera l apathy . Bu t whic h grou p i s a t faul t i s pure l academi c a t thi s point . A s Commissione r Weekle y ha s pointe d ou t severa l times , "Findin g faul t i s no t lik e findin g a n answer. " An d findin g a n answe r a t thi s poin t appear s t o b e neithe r easy , readil y available , no r painless . NON E O F TH E commissioners , whe n asked , wil l completel y rul e ou t th e pos sibilit y tha t th e extr a mone y t o mee t th e firemen' s demand s wil l b e raise d throug h th e passin g o f a cit y referendu m raisin g th e millage . • An d .eve n tha t outle t appear s t o se t ELECTRONI C CAS H REGISTER S BOGGE D DOW W WIT H PAPE R WORK. ? Shar p Electroni c Cas h Register s ca n help . Som e o f th e man y feature s are : Account s Receivabl e Account s Payabl e Pai d Out s Eas y T o Operat e % O f Sale s o f Department s Automati c Sale s Ta x Taxable , Non-Taxable , Ta x Separate s Cas h an d Charg e Track s Differen t Shift s Leasin g Availabl e SHAR P AUTHORIZE D DEALE R MA X •OM»IA M • CAS H REGISTER S 110 0 TRUMA N AVE . 296-669 8

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2 0 of f considerabl e resentment . Almed a asks , "Wh y shoul d w e le t McCo y pas s th e buc k ont o th e voters ? W e wan t t o se e hi m mak e a decisio n fo r once . Bu t h e want s u s t o loo k lik e th e ba d guys. " Whateve r th e initia l respons e t o th e possibilit y o f a referendu m is , th e probabilit y o f it s occurrenc e appear s t o b e likel y accordin g t o man y cit y official s an d observers . " I don' t eve n lik e t o thin k abou t it, " Weekle y reflects , "Bu t th e mone y i s goin g t o hav e t o com e fro m somewhere . Peopl e jus t don' t rea liz e tha t inflatio n affect s th e operatio n o f a cit y jus t a s muc h a s i t doe s yo u an d m e personally. " JUS T A S SWIF T talk s abou t th e cit y bein g ove r a millio n dollar s i n debt , s o doe s Weekle y mentio n th e fac t tha t Ke y West , a cit y o f ove r 26,00 0 (an d mayb e twic e tha t durin g th e winter ) ha s a bud ge t o f slightl y ove r 4 millio n dollar s fo r al l o f it s services . "An y othe r cit y thi s siz e i n mos t o f Florid a woul d hav e a budge t a t leas t twic e that, " say s Weekley . Bu t whateve r th e eventua l answe r fo r th e problem s tha t plagu e th e me n o f th e K.W.P.D. , an d hence , al l o f u s an d ou r desire d safety , a n answe r ther e mus t be . Tha t i s wha t th e cit y manager , th e mayo r an d th e cit y commissioner s ar e ther e for . An d tha t en d result , lon g overdu e an d greatl y needed , ca n onl y com e throug h th e reasone d effort s an d negotiation s o f al l concerne d parties . A S TH E LAT E Adla i Stevenso n sai d quotin g economis t Walte r Bagehot , "I t wa s governmen t b y discussio n tha t brok e . . th e bond s o f age s an d se t fre e th e originalit y o f mankind. " I t i s imperativ e tha t tha t discus sio n an d th e eventua l solution(s ) t o th e firefighter' s puzzl e b e acte d upo n wit h al l du e haste . Fo r eac h da y tha t goe s b y withou t a solutio n bring s th e fireme n an d al l o f u s tha t muc h close r t o dealin g wit h a hazardous , volatil e situatio n tha t w e hav e almos t n o capacit y t o cop e with . 2 1 T/ITT0 0 &?<4*€hz pumpin g pressure s wa y dow n an d sav e a lo t o f operatin g costs. " H e adde d tha t i f al l th e ol d 18-inc h lin e sout h o f Seve n Mil e Bridg e coul d b e save d an d use d alon g wit h th e ne w 24-inc h line , 9 millio n gallon s a da y (MGD ) o f wate r coul d b e pumpe d fro m Maratho n -south ward , an d pumpin g cost s coul d b e cu t b y 5 0 percent . Laborator y analysi s o f coupo n o r wafe r sample s cu t fro m th e ol d lin e i s planne d almos t immediately . GREENLEA F INDICATE D THA T th e engi neerin g wor k i s o n schedule , an d the y expec t t o hav e al l bid s i n an d awarde d b y Apri l 1980 . Pip e bid s wil l g o ou t i n October , whic h wil l sav e mone y an d giv e a n earl y estimat e o f th e tota l projec t cost . Eigh t separat e bi d package s ar e planne d t o spee d u p th e constructio n work . Greenlea f expect s al l wor k t o b e complete d i n 1 8 month s afte r bi d award . o r b y abou t Octobe r 1981 . A t thei r meetin g th e director s als o hear d fro m thei r residen t enginee r con cernin g th e bid s receive d t o suppl y sup plementa l wate r t o FKA A whil e th e pipe lin e i s bein g built . Th e apparentl y bes t proposa l wa s fro m a fir m tha t woul d in stal l a Revers e Osmosi s (RO ) plan t i n 18 2 day s tha t coul d suppl y 3 MG D fo r 5 year s wit h firs t yea r wate r cos t o f abou t $5.5 0 pe r thousan d gallons . Wate r pro duce d thi s wa y woul d ad d abou t $ 1 mil lio n a yea r t o FKA A productio n costs . Th e boar d discusse d way s o f securin g ad ditiona l revenue . On e wa y t o obtai n th e extr a $ 1 millio n pe r yea r woul d b e t o rais e wate r rate s b y abou t 4 5 cent s pe r thousan d gallons . ANALYSI S O F TH E lates t FKA A monthl y financia l an d operatin g summar y disclose d tha t wate r productio n fo r th e firs t si x month s o f thi s fisca l yea r i s u p o n th e averag e o f 700,00 0 gallon s pe r da y ove r las t year . Thi s i s primaril y becaus e th e Desa l Plan t productio n wa s greatl y im prove d afte r th e firs t tw o tub e bank s wer e replaced . However , wate r sale s (o r consumption ) i s u p a n averag e o f abou t 985,00 0 gallon s pe r da y fo r th e sam e period . Syste m losse s fro m al l reason s continu e t o plagu e th e syste m an d average ' clos e t o lh millio n gallon s pe r day . I n Marc h thi s year , losse s totalle d ove r 7 0 millio n gallons , o r ove r 2 MGD . Greenleaf-Telesc a appea r t o b e high l y competen t an d see m t o b e makin g excel len t progres s o n th e planning , testin g an d othe r engineerin g work . Wit h n o majo r obstacle s (othe r tha n th e continu in g an d increasin g wate r shortage ) i n th e offing , th e possibilit y o f completin g th e ne w pipelin e i n clos e t o th e schedul e tim e fram e appear s good . Th e prospec t continue d o n pag e 3 0 ARTIST S UNUIVllTE D Asm GLuultu art worft y 5toPitet rani Harriott's . CAS A MARIN A RESORT ' PRESENT S SUNDA Y BRUNC H a t Henry's ® 10AM-2P M Reynold s St . o n th e Ocea n Ke y Wes t 296-353 5 .. . I f thi s i s no t th e bes t brunc h i n Ke y West , a bette r on e woul d b e trul v divine . J.S . Tl } e Miam i Heral d Friday , Ma y II , 5O-FT . BUFFE T TABL E Including Curved Steamship. Round of Beef, Eggs Benedict, Fres h Sea/ood , Country Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Fresh fntit. Salad Bar, Fresh Baked Breads and a tableful of Delicious Desserts , . . Adults $7.95; Children $4.50

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2 2 23 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 NOW OPEN! Carlos ' Sou p & Sandwic h Chil i Conc h Chowde r Chicke n Sandwiche s 70 1 Carolin e Stree t 296-232 1 Breakfast! NOTE S AN D ANTIC-DOTE S continue d fro m pag e 9 ha d th e experienc e o f bein g treate d a s on e myself . It' s fals e glamor , bu t i t wa s pleasant ! W e drov e throug h th e lat e afternoo n sunligh t t o th e L a Conch a Hotel , whic h wa s nea r th e shop-livin g quarter s fo r Baro n an d Reed . I suppos e m y host s ha d pre-arrange d th e nex t experience , bu t i t wa s a complet e surpris e fo r me . I wa s wearin g a n orang e "frou-frou " feathere d hat , a chapea u whic h wa s chi c a t th e tim e ( I understan d suc h head gea r i s o n th e wa y bac k i n trend) . W e dre w u p a t L a Concha' s Duva l Stree t entranc e wit h a flourish , an d I steppe d ou t o n th e sidewal k while. a bellho p assemble d m y luggage , th e pro cedur e supervise d b y m y gallan t hosts . SUDDENLY , FRO M BEHIN D on e o f th e pillar s o f L a Concha' s colonnade , a startlin g figur e poppe d up . I learne d afte r th e episod e tha t th e ma n wa s know n a s Cooco o Bobo , a charac • te r abou t tow n ofte n hire d fo r welcomin g parties . H e stare d a t m y orang e feathere d ha t an d I stare d a t hi s plumed , fore and-af t admiral' s hat , vintag e o f th e lat e 1890's . Beside s th e od d headgear , Cooco o Bob o wor e a n arm y tuni c Wit h outsiz e epaulette s o f shinin g brai d an d fringe . Acros s hi s ches t wa s a tripl e ro w o f decoration s create d fro m tinca n top s an d Gol d Meda l Flou r medals . Aroun d hi s wais t wa s a purpl e fringe d sash , whic h wa s lettere d i n gold , "I n fon d memor y of " . Th e res t o f th e word s disappeare d i n a jaunt y bo w tie d ove r on e hip , bu t undoubtedl y i t wa s adapte d fro m a funera l wreat h banner . Hi s bagg y trouser s seeme d t o b e relic s fro m cavalr y rid in g day s o n th e Mexica n Border , aroun d th e yea r 1915 . The y wer e khak i bu t bleache d almos t whit e an d wer e tucke d int o leathe r putee s o f th e Worl d Wa r I period . The y encase d hi s sturd y bu t ver y bowe d legs . An d hi s feet , larg e an d splayed , wer e completel y bare . UNDE R ON E ARM , Cooco o Bob o carrie d a sor t o f baton flute , mad e o f chrom e casings . H e pu t thi s t o hi s lip s an d tootle d ou t a serie s o f blatan t note s whic h ha d n o tune , bu t wer e delivere d wit h aplomb . The n h e se t asid e th e home-mad e instrument , bowe d deepl y fro m th e waist , swep t of f th e plume d ha t an d intoned , "Th e Ambassado r o f Ke y Wes t welcome s you ! " I bowe d i n retur n an d choke d out , "Than k you! " Almos t helples s wit h constraine d laughter , I force d my sel f t o star t towar d th e hote l entrance . Bu t Cooco o Bob o hel d u p a haltin g han d lik e a traffi c cop . H e bowe d agai n an d said , "Yo u mus t se e choo-cho o dance. " An d then , whistlin g an d shuffling , h e gav e a n exac t imitatio n o f a locomotiv e soundin g a whistl e whil e comin g int o a statio n unde r ful l steam , huffin g an d puffing , makin g hi s unsho d fee t soun d th e cadenc e o f a n engin e approachin g a station , the n comin g t o th e "chuh-chuh " stop . M y host s rewarde d hi m wit h som e mone y an d Cooco o Bob o mad e anothe r hat-doffin g salut e befor e h e wandere d off . "Tha t doe s it! " I exclaimed . "Thi s tow n i s fo r me! " AFTE R DINNE R tha t evenin g ther e wa s mor e excitemen t an d mor e funn y experience s whic h adde d t o th e enticemen t Ke v Wes t hel d f


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2 4 UNRAVEIIEC ! TRAVEI , PAR T I WRITTE N AN D ILLUSTRATE D B Y AM Y LE E D E PO O TH E THOUGH T O F makin g a journe y ca n pu t th e ra w edg e o f anticipate d adventur e int o ever y wakin g momen t o f a youn g child . I ha d n o tim e t o conside r th e possibl e danger s o f a rea l boa t tri p o n th e rea l ocea n whe n I firs t foun d ou t abou t a journe y m y fathe r wa s goin g t o tak e ray tw o sister s an d m e on . Al l I coul d thin k abou t wa s ho w excitin g an d electri fyin g i t woul d b e t o wav e good-by e t o m y dea r mothe r o n shor e an d hea d ou t toward s th e horizo n wit h m y hea d hel d hig h an d th e win d whistlin g i n m y ear s an d sal t spra y framin g th e event . Thes e wer e th e vision s o f a ver y youn g salt . M y father , John , wa s quit e th e know ledgeabl e seaman . H e ha d grow n u p aroun d th e ocea n an d kne w th e water s aroun d Ke y Wes t a s i f the y wer e par t o f hi s yard . H e wa s late r a merchan t seaman , an d h e kne w ho w t o rea d chart s an d navigat e o n th e ocean . Joh n wa s als o a ver y goo d swimmer , havin g bee n taugh t b y hi s mothe r whe n jus t a baby . Bu t th e mos t astoundin g thin g abou t Joh n wa s hi s sens e o f adventur e an d commitmen t t o peril . Wh y els e woul d h e pla n a boa t tri p fro m Ke y Wes t t o Miam i goin g th e OTHE R way : i.e. , traversin g Florid a b y wa y o f th e Caloosahatch.e e River , ove r Lak e Okee chobe e an d ou t throug h th e St . Luci e Cana l an d syste m o f locks ? i TH E COMMITMEN T T O PERI L wa s no t s o muc h th e cours e an d distance , bu t hi s selectio n o f cre w members : Kathryn , Am y an d Marth a d e Poo . Onl y a ver y brav e an d fearles s ma n coul d hop e t o surviv e th e ope n ocea n wit h th e assistanc e o f thre e girl s wh o wer e onl y i n th e third , fourt h an d fift h grade , respectively . I won' t sa y w e didn' t kno w anythin g abou t boats , becaus e eve r sinc e w e coul d remembe r the y ha d bee n par t o f our dail y shop s FRON T STREE T Ot D KE Y WES T lives , m y fathe r havin g a n all-consumin g interes t i n snorkeling , spearfishing , an d apprehendin g sea-turtles . Consequently , w e learne d a t a n earl y ag e t o appreciat e th e ocea n an d al l i t ha d t o offe r i n th e wa y o f fre e entertainment . Fo r th e pric e o f a mas k an d snorkel , on e coul d hop e t o woul d loo k a t m e a s i f I wer e th e lately hatche d membe r o f a ne w specie s o f morons . Bu t I kne w I wasn' t stupid . M y mothe r assure d m e o f that , an d I wa s happy . W E PREPARE D EXTENSIVEL Y fo r thi s tri p fo r week s i n advance . Afte r dinne r spen d endles s hour s i n pursui t o f sea pigeons , se a cucumbers , sargass o shrimp , hermi t crabs , baske t stars , san d dollars , an d horsesho e crab s (whic h w e alway s overturned , an d searche d th e "pockets " fo r coins , havin g falle n fo r th e ol d tal e tha t th e creature s foun d los t mone y o n th e beac h an d kep t it. ) Joh n als o mad e u s memoriz e th e part s o f a sailboa t (whic h ha d nothin g t o d o wit h hi s motorize d boat ) an d taugh t u s t o plo t hurricane s o n a ma p usin g longi tude s an d latitudes . M y hurricane s fre quently -^ende d up ; : i n -Arizona" , an d "John" ' " ever y nigh t Joh n woul d pul l ou t his . charts , an d wit h al l thre e girl s crowdin g hi m an d breathin g o n hi m an d knockin g hi s ashtra y around , h e plotte d th e cours e an d mad e estimate s o n ho w muc h ga s an d oi l woul d b e require d an d wher e w e woul d b e stoppin g t o refue l an d bu y cookies . Tha t wa s m y mai n concern , i f indee d Oreo s woul d b e availabl e a t th e variou s stop s alon g th e way , becaus e ou t o n th e boa t hunge r i s greatl y exaggerate d an d fel t twic e a s much * I coul d jus t imagin e th e tota l feelin g .o f helplessnes s .bein g _wa y out . on _ th e "ocea n ari d havin g onl y we t balone y in,. . TER B O F KEYVflSS T MmBiddle' s CAND Y STOR E ANDIC E CREA M PARLO R E 1 1 V ( J 1 f " fe O y iy.i l p V&ectrfo if m J^ ; | iimimi i r ^ ITT ) TTV^ l "fflif l liiBll..liJl[ l OlM y Xm le e Cream s Candie s i n th e Ol d Traditio n th e ic e ches t t o assuag e one' s cravings . M y fathe r assure d u s tha t w e wer e no t leavin g civilizatio n entirel y an d tha t suc h fear s wer e silly . Evidentl y h e never.ha d t o figh t wit h Kathry n an d Marth a a s the y snatche d a n empt y ba g o f cookie s bac k an d fort h t o devou r th e crumb s i n a totall y undignifie d fashion . I merel y wante d t o spar e mysel f an y undu e hard ships . Finall y the-da y arrive d whe n w e woul d leav e th e Simonto n Stree t dock s an d g o nort h fo r ou r firs t stop . Eac h "girlhad"'"iERe""treridy" r "clSiHai"ner~fof r "ne r "gear " know n a s a larg e cardboar d box . I didn' t realiz e the n ho w luggag e coul d bespea k a person' s statio n i n life , an d thes e boxe s turne d ou t t o b e a constan t sourc e o f em barrassmen t t o u s a t mos t ever y sto p w e made . I thanke d Go d tha t a t leas t min e wa s bi g enoug h t o hid e behin d i f hel d hig h enoug h whe n w e walke d int o a hotel . O f course , Joh n though t thi s wa s ridicu lou s an d tha t w e wer e al l dam n luck y t o jus t b e GOING , an d h e ha d mor e tha n hi s shar e o f aggravatio n o n thi s poin t th e entir e time . M Y MOTHE R HA D thoughtfull y packe d a bi g bo x o f foo d fo r u s t o take , an d I woul d ventur e t o gues s tha t th e bag s o f cookie s wer e gon e completel y i n th e firs t thre e hours . A s w e pulle d awa y fro m shor e an d watche d m y mothe r wavin g an d smilin g a t us , I wa s seize d wit h pani c o f no t wantin g t o leav e her . Marth a wa s crying , no t th e brav e thin g fo r a stout corne r sjmonton& i fron t Cop t BOB' 6 RESTAURAN T Fres h daily , right-from-the-ocecin 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 hearte d third-grader , an d I looke d ove r an d Kathry n ha d remove d he r glasse s t o wip e tear s fro m he r eyes , an d I bega n cryin g becaus e the y wer e crying . Joh n wa s watchin g th e wate r an d feelin g ver y chipper , an d whe n h e looke d a t hi s thre e sea-worth y an d highly-traine d recruits , h e wa s shocke d t o se e ever y on e i n th e mids t o f a cryin g jag . "Wha t th e hel l i s goin g o n here ? Ar e yo u girl s CRYING ? Wha t ar e yo u cry in g for ? Thi s i s suppose d t o b e fun , no t torture . I f this_is_s o muc h torture, _ I'l l " yusTirturn~""t'h"e~"bda t "aroun d an d we'l l g o righ t back. " Well , nobod y wante d t o g o back . Still , i t wa s ver y sa d t o hav e t o leav e you r mothe r behind , an d Marth a tol d hi m so. 1 "What ? I s tha t wha t you'r e cryin g about ? I can' t believ e it * Sna p ou t o f it . Certainl y yo u don' t wan t t o b e bac k i n Ke y Wes t instea d o f goin g o n thi s trip . Jus t thin k o f al l thos e poo r peopl e i n Ke y Wes t wh o woul d rathe r b e o n thi s boa t tha n stuc k i n th e heat . An d don' t cr y fo r you r mother , either . She' s gla d t o b e awa y fro m you. " Joh n sur e kne w ho w t o tak e th e stin g ou t o f departure . "Com e o n now...let' s sto p al l thi s boo-ho o an d hav e a goo d time...jus t kee p thinkin g o f al l th e poo r peopl e stuc k i n Ke y We"st...du m de e dum m de e dee... " JOH N BEGA N T O hu m a littl e tun e an d struc k a stanc e o f nonchalanc e tha t indi cate d t o u s h e wa s ver y gla d indee d t o b e ou t o n th e ocea n an d fa r awa y fro m th e humdru m adornment s o f earthl y existenc e lik e war m beds , sof t cushions , toaste d Cuba n bread , stick s o f rea l butte r an d can s o f Hershey' s syru p (Martha' s favorit e things. ) I decide d i t woul d b e bette r t o tak e hi s advic e an d adjus t t o th e situation , becaus e i t wa s clea r tha t w e wer e no t goin g t o tur n aroun d i n an y case , cryin g o r not . I t wa s definitel y ou t o f ou r hands . Ke y Wes t bega n t o sli p farthe r an d farthe r away , bu t th e though t o f m y mothe r remaine d wit h m e a s I looke d bac k t o ou r tin y island , whic h wa s b y no w a ver y vagu e whit e speck . TH E AQUARIU M Gree n Turtle s Shark s Eel s LARG E SELECTIO N O F Ree f Tropica l Fis h Dail y shar k feedin g 3 p m Also next door... SHEL L WAREHOUS E QUARTE R O F A MILLIO N DOLLAR S I N SHELL S O N HAN D A T AL L TIM E SHELL S FRO M FLORID A AN D AROUN D TH E WORL D SPECIME N SHELL S AVAILABL E MALLORY SQUARE Fre e Parkin g an d Fre e Admissio n Fo r Shel l Warehous e 2 5 TH E DRON E O F th e Homelit e engin e wa s hypnotic , an d th e incessan t vibratio n o f th e boa t mad e restin g you r han d o n you r chi n impossible . Sittin g clos e t o th e bo w an d huggin g you r knee s wa s abou t th e mos t comfortabl e on e coul d ge t i n tha t boat . Th e boa t itsel f wa s flat-bottome d an d abou t twent y fee t lon g an d wa s name d th e Mon a Lis a II . M y mothe r ha d painte d th e Mon a Lis a o n th e hatc h cover , whic h mad e i t see m homie r t o me . A s I sa t an d though t o f home , I be ga n t o thin k o f foo d an d remembere d ;the _ box""m y imothe r Tiad " packed . We " a skied " Joh n i f w e coul d ea t something , askin g firs t bein g th e cardina l rule , becaus e i t re quire d movin g around , an d movin g aroun d mean t movemen t i n a relativel y smal l space . Joh n di d no t tolerat e foolish nes s o f an y sor t EVER , an d w e wer e care fu l no t t o cros s hi m i n thi s situatio n especiall y becaus e o f th e inheren t dange r o f eve n a ver y smal l mistake . H e sai d i t woul d b e al l righ t t o ea t somethin g s o Kathry n crawle d ove r t o th e foo d bo x an d crawle d bac k wit h a n extra-larg e siz e ba g o f Oreos . I wa s besid e mysel f wit h th e generosit y o f m y belove d mother . Kathry n ha d a syste m o f eatin g Oreo s tha t calle d fo r breakin g on e ope n an d usin g th e blan k cooki e t o scrap e th e whit e frostin g fro m the v othe r sid e int o a bi g pile . Sh e woul d d o thi s repeatedl y wit h abou t a doze n cookie s unti l sh e ha d a wa d o f frostin g abou t th e siz e o f a base ball . Meanwhile , sh e woul d sav e al l th e blan k chocolat e cookie s i n a pil e an d wai t fo r m e t o be g fo r them . The n sh e woul d as k m e why , why , WH Y di d I wan t them , an d I woul d hav e t o thin k o f a hundre d differen t reason s wh y thos e cookie s woul d b e mor e beneficia l t o m e tha n her . Bu t I kne w sh e reall y like d th e frostin g bette r tha n th e plai n cookie s anyway , an d i f I tire d o f fabricatin g a multitud e o f reason s t o giv e m e th e cookies , I woul d jus t wai t an d the n tel l m y fathe r sh e wa s wastin g food . Rathe r tha n pitc h the m ove r th e side , sh e woul d b e force d t o giv e the m t o m e becaus e the y cos t goo d money . I n les s tha n tw o hour s th e whol e ba g wa s gone . SOO N I T GO T T O B E afternoon , an d w e wer e goin g t o hav e t o sto p befor e th e su n wen t down . Th e sk y wa s turnin g a washed OPE N FO R DINNE R Monda y • Sunda y 6:0 0 -11:0 0

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2 7 2 6 You r ke y t o th e Key . IV2 hou r guide d tou r o f 6 0 o f th e mos t unusua l historica l site s you'v e eve r seen . Th e Ke y Wes t Conc h Tou r Trai n Mallor y Square . Roosevel t Blvd. , an d Duva l & Angel a Sireet s Depot s 9AM-4P M (305)294-5161 . A Wometc o Attraction . 42 5 FKON T STREET Ol d To'w n Sq u Ir.lrwrT'sPKfflRHimS-li-l PURE-CAST11E-S0A P *^ « NO W AVAILABL E Environmenta l eiren s SUMME R HOUR S 106 CtosedSunda r 51 » DUVA L 5TREE T / KE Y WEST , FLORID A 3304 0 B . J . Martin' s Kineti c Documentar y Ar t Fil m the enigma ol Key West captured on film DON' T MIS S IT ! THREE-TIM E GOL D MEDA L WINNE R • Florid a Awar d • Specia l Jur y Awar d • Documentar y Productio n Poste r Competitio n conceived, financed, and produced locally DON' T MIS S IT I The Key West Picture Show fil m i s show n onl y a t Th e Pictur e Sho w theatr e 62 0 DUVA L • SHOWTIME S FRI. , SAT. , SUN . A T 2, 3 & 4 P M • ADMISSIO N $2.0 0 • PHON E 294-382 6 ou t gre y colo r o n th e horizon . I t looke d lik e rai n cloud s t o us . Joh n informe d u s tha t w e ha d mad e ver y goo d tim e an d wer e righ t o n schedule . I n anothe r hou r o r s o w e woul d b e a t Marathon / an d th e nex t da y w e woul d pas s Cap e Sabl e an d g o t o Naples . Marth a pointe d ou t th e rai n clouds , bu t Joh n tol d u s it wa s jus t a mino r squall , an d wit h th e tim e w e wer e makin g i t would , b e n o problem . Surel y w e woul d outru n it . Th e boa t moto r drone d o n an d on , an d th e sk y proceede d t o get darke r an d darker . Martha , eve r th e watchfu l sailor , agai n informe d Joh n tha t th e win d ha d picke d u p an d tha t perhap s w e shoul d ge t ou t ou r ne w yello w slicker s i n anticipatio n o f rain . "No , girls , w e don' t nee d th e foul weathe r gea r jus t yet. We'l l b e i n Mara tho n befor e yo u kno w it , an d there' s n o sens e diggin g aroun d i n th e boxe s righ t now . Trus t you r ol d man , he' s bee n ou t o n th e wate r a lon g time. " THA T SEEME D LOGICA L enoug h t o me . Martha , hi s favorit e littl e snowflak e (a s h e like d t o cal l her) , accepte d thi s wit h a ster n look . I coul d se e tha t sh e woul d rathe r b e wearin g he r slicke r tha n ge t we t believin g i n th e wisdo m tha t longevit y brings . I wen t bac k t o studyin g th e lump s i n th e pain t o n th e floo r o f th e boat , an d whe n I looke d u p agai n th e sk y wa s black . Ther e wa s a distan t rumbl e tha t sounde d ver y muc h lik e thunde r t o me , bu t surel y I wa s mistaken ; I wa s posi tiv e w e wer e goin g t o outru n tha t squal l (Joh n ha d give n u s hi s word. ) An d wit h tha t though t fres h i n m y mind , a hug e raindro p hi t m e righ t i n th e face . The n another . The n fou r mor e o n th e head . The n ther e wer e s o man y I los t coun t an d though t someon e t o b e playin g a ver y crue l jok e b y throwin g a bucke t o f wate r o n m e whe n I wasn ' t lookin g . W e wer e bein g drenche d b y what i s know n a s a sudde n squall . I HEAR D A VOICE ' abov e th e roa r o f th e win d comin g fro m th e steerin g wheel . "Han g on , girls , i t look s lik e we'r e i n fo r som e ba d weather! " Tha t ha d t o b e th e understatemen t o f th e year . "Al l right . Everybod y sna p to . Ge t TH E PORTE K ALLE N CO. , IN C insuranc e -sinc e \&1\ WILLIA M A . WILLIA M A.PREPfM H JR . PAVI P W . FREEMAN * thos e slicker s ou t an d sna p i t u p o r you'l l ge t wet. " I hurrie d a s fas t a s m y clingin g an d drippin g clothe s woul d permi t me , desperatel y diggin g i n m y sogg y cardboar d bo x lookin g fo r m y slicker . Finall y I foun d i t an d pu t i t on . I t sur e wa s a relie f t o b e projecte d fro m th e stingin g raindrops , bu t afte r th e relie f wor e of f I realize d m y whol e bein g wa s soake d t o th e bon e underneath . I though t I hear d Marth a mumbl e somethin g abou t thos e poo r peopl e sufferin g i n Ke y West . Surel y an y foo l woul d gladl y trad e place s wit h u s a t an y give n momen t t o b e o n suc h a n adventur e a s this . Afte r twent y minute s th e stor m sub side d a s fas t a s i t ha d com e up . Joh n looke d at u s an d said , "Di d anybod y ge t wet ? I s everybod y al l right? " I wa s won derin g ho w I coul d repa y hi m i n late r year s fo r thi s wonderfu l experienc e an d bega n t o mak e a menta l lis t o f nursin g home s I kne w of . Afte r eac h o f u s claime d t o b e aliv e an d well , w e proceede d onwar d t o Hall' s Cam p i n Marathon . Sinc e w e wer e al l ver y wet , Joh n mad e u s tak e of f ou r shirt s s o w e wouldn' t catc h cold . I agai n ha d t o visualiz e som e fittin g rewar d t o besto w upo n hi m fo r allowin g u s t o wal k half nake d throug h a crow d o f peopl e a t a sea sid e hotel , carryin g th e lates t i n card boar d luggage . Steppin g int o th e hote l room , I kno w I distinctl y hear d Marth a say , wit h mor e tha n jus t a touc h o f contempt , "Jus t thin k o f al l thos e poo r peopl e sufferin g i n Ke y West. " _ _ CLASSICAI<7mjSI C WH S F M 107. 1 STERE O No w I n Ke y Wes t PICTUR E SHC W Th e ma n wh o fel l to Eart h ™ SLAUGHTERHOUS E TIM E &0CO.M. ' SEPTEMBE R C2 C PHON E , ADMUVM N «3.0 0 r KE Y WEST' S HOROSCOP E R Y Emm a CBXE S Su n i n Virgo , afte r 23r d i n Libr a Venu s i n Virgo , afte r 16t h i n Libr a Mercur y i n Virgo , afte r 18t h i n Libr a Satur n i n Virg o Mar s i n Cancer , afte r 24t h i n Le o Jupite r i n Leo , afte r 28t h i n Virg o Uranu s i n Scorpi o Neptun e i n Sagittariu s Plut o i n Libr a Nort h Nod e i n Virg o JUPITE R CROSSE S TH E Nadi r o f th e char t o f Ke y Wes t i n Septembe r an d move s int o th e sig n o f Virg o o n th e 29th . Thi s transit , an d th e stelliu m o f planet s i n th e sig n o f Virg o thi s month , aspec t th e fourt h hous e o f ou r chart . Thi s secto r rule s home , materna l matters , an d als o ne w beginnings . Thi s i s a ver y positiv e conjunctio n o f planets , trinin g th e Su n sig n o f Capricor n o f th e Ke y Wes t chart . Ther e shoul d b e positiv e solution s an d "ne w beginnings " i n th e are a o f housing . Th e Ful l Moo n thi s mont h i s i n 1 3 degree s o f Pisce s o n th e 6th , an d th e Ne w Moo n i s o n th e 21s t i n 2 7 degree s o f Virgo , anothe r plu s vibratio n fo r th e City . "Ne w Beginnings " ma y b e sai d t o b e th e ke y word s fo r th e char t o f Ke y Wes t i n a ver y positiv e wa y thi s month . Th e Grea t Benefic , Jupiter , stay s i n th e sig n o f Virg o i n trin e aspec t t o ou r Su n Sig n i n Capricor n fo r approximatel y on e year , an d thi s i s th e plane t tha t rule s money . Th e futur e o f Ke y Wes t i n th e are a o f finance s look s ver y bright . Th e plane t Uranu s transit s th e nata l 'Mar s thi s mont h i n th e sixt h house . Thi s ma y brin g som e problems , an d eve n violen t action , i n th e are a o f employees , probabl y i n th e service s department s o f th e City . Cal m mind s shoul d rul e a t thi s time . Ther e ar e n o planet s i n retrograd e motio n fo r th e remainde r o f 1979 . I t seem s a s i f "Forwar d March " i s wher e w e g o fro m here . Hos t Dr y Cleane r fo r carpets . S o easy , s o quick , s o clean . Hos t Dr y Cleane r clean s yourcarpetin g thoroughl y wit h a minimu m o f effor t o n you r pan . Yo u Jus t sprea d th e organi c com pound , wor k K irrwit h th e specia l Hos t Dr y Cleane r machine , an d vacuu m i t up . Th e compoun d loosens , absorb s an d extract s eve n th e heavies t ground-i n soil . You r roo m i s read y fo r Immediat e use . There' s n o streak ing . And 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 . Hol m Floo r Coverin g Co . •I I FLEMIN G STREE T PHON E 2M-MM I 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 fro m 7 A M -1 0 P M HAPP Y HOU R 5 6:3 0 • N . Roosevel t Blvd . A t Garriso n Bigh t BAI T BEE R AN D IC E 294-808 2 Polynesian Cuisin e an d Ru m Concoction s i n a Tropica l Islan d Atmospher e 294-691 2 U.S . 1 a t Garriso n Bigh t Al l vessel s compl y Sr=^. wit h U.S . Coas t Guards " safet y regulation s Tropical *' ' Trips invites acute / / / J Sailjfwag SAILING , SNORKELING , REE F TRIP S Sp^^ " Moonligh t Sails , Sunse t Sail s •z -~Grou p o r Extende d Charter s Availabl e P.O . Bo x 1153 , Ke y West , Florid a 3304 0 294-213 1 Th e fines t selectio n o f tabl e an d floo r lamps , trac k lighting , ceilin g fixtures , yar d lighting , outdoo r fixture s & chandelier s i n th e Florid a Keys . LIGHTIN G Searstow n 294-791 6

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r 2 8 A IMiqk r I N Th e Lif e POLICEME N COM E I N al l shapes , sizes , an d shade s o f character , personality , an d attitude . Know n amon g polic e agen cie s a s th e Sout h Florid a Polic e Train in g School , th e Ke y Wes t Polic e Depart men t ha s mor e o f a variet y o f policeme n tha n mos t department s becaus e o f it s inadverten t "revolvin g door " polic y — th e 25-50 % annua l turnove r cause d b y it s unattractiv e pa y scal e an d workin g conditions . Th e theor y an d practic e o f loca l policeme n range s fro m th e patrolma n wh o onc e accidentall y drov e throug h a re d ligh t an d pulle d ove r t o writ e himsel f a ticke t t o a n office r wh o wa s arreste d fo r burglary . Educatio n run s fro m hig h schoo l diploma s t o colleg e degrees . Report-writin g abilitie s vary : som e hav e troubl e spellin g loca l stree t names , som e coul d b e i n th e runnin g fo r a Pu litze r Prize . Ther e i s n o typica l Ke y Wes t police man , but Patrolma n Gar y Armstron g fall s somewher e betwee n th e extremes , withou t bein g average . GAR Y MISSE D BEIN G a nativ e Ke y Weste r b y on e year . H e ha d live d her e fo r 1 7 year s whe n h e joine d th e Ke y Wes t Polic e Departmen t a t th e ag e o f 1 8 upo n graduat in g fro m hig h schoo l thre e year s ago . Clean-cut , blond , an d boyishl y handsome , Gar y look s lik e ever y girl' s mother' s idea l all-America n youn g man . Nickname d "John-Boy " b y th e sergean t o n hi s watc h (wor k shift) , A l Mihalenko , Gar y ha s als o bee n dubbe d "Ki d Adrenalin " fo r hi s aggressiv e energy . Whe n h e firs t joine d th e force , h e wa s to o aggressive , accord in g t o som e clos e observers . "He'l l mak e a goo d co p onc e h e lose s tha t cow bo y attitude, " sai d one . ARTICL E AN D PHOTO S B Y RICHAR D MARS H A policema n i s swor n t o enforc e th e laws , bu t h e i s give n libera l discretion ar y power s t o decid e whe n an d ho w h e doe s so . An y policema n coul d mak e a doze n arrest s an d writ e a doze n ticket s Ga.fi.ij Aim-ittfiong {ZIZ6 out KtpoKti at the. znd oh hii watch. o n a raedium-slow watch , bu t whe n thre e t o si x patrolme n an d officer s ar e o n dut y i n a cit y o f 30,000 , i n compariso n wit h th e idea l o f tw o patrolme n t o ever y 100 0 residents , i t i s considere d th e bes t polic y t o kee p th e me n o n th e roa d an d fre e t o answe r emergenc y calls . Durin g th e on e ful l watc h an d tw o hal f watche s whe n I rod e wit h Gary , h e prob abl y coul d hav e fille d th e cit y jai l b y himsel f i f h e ha d arreste d al l thos e ^^^^^ ^ observe d committin g arrestabl e infrac tions . THOS E WH O SPEE D slightl y ar e fol lowe d fo r a fe w blocks . Car s wit h lou d muffler s an d damage d taillight s ar e give n clos e scrutiny , bu t i f nothin g els e seem s t o b e ou t o f orde r the y ar e no t stopped . Th e ey e i s quicke r tha n th e han d whe n i t come s t o drinkin g i n public . Gar y usuall y spot s th e bee r ca n befor e th e drinke r spot s him . Th e drinke r hide s th e ca n behin d hi s le g an d greet s Gary' s ster n glar e wit h a n angeli c expression . Sometime s Gar y merel y make s a pourin g gesture , some time s h e says , "Dum p i t out, " sometime s h e says , "I' m no t blind , brother, " an d th e bee r i s splashe d int o th e gutter . Th e realizatio n tha t i t woul d tak e a t leas t a hal f hou r t o arres t an d boo k th e drinke r i s tempere d b y th e universa l hop e amon g policeme n tha t aroun d th e nex t corne r i s someon e jus t abou t t o b e mugged , wh o wil l b e save d b y the timel y arriva l o f th e law . W e wer e drivin g dow n Eato n fro m Porte r Place , afte r answerin g a fals e fir e alarm , whe n Gar y looke d i n th e rearvie w mirro r an d said , "What' s goin g o n here? " H e pulle d ove r t o th e cur b an d cu t th e lights . A compac t ca r wit h out-of-stat e tag s spe d past . Gar y turne d o n th e lights , whit e an d blue , an d starte d afte r th e car . Th e ca r di d no t slo w down . "Oh , oh, " sai d Gary . " I thin k I recogniz e th e car . I be t they'r e cops. " Th e passenge r turne d o n th e interio r ligh t an d displaye d a portabl e revolvin g blu e light . "Customs, " sai d Gary . ^^^ ^ OPE N 7 DAY S MON-SA T 7AAA-4AA A SUNDA Y NOON-2A M SUNDA Y NIGH T TALEN T CONTES T PRIZES^ 1ST . 2N D 3RD . JUDGIN G B Y LOCA L RADI O ENTERTAINMEN T AN D BUSINES S PERSONALITIE S ENTERTAINMEN T NIGHTLY—TUESS A T DEBBI E NEVfN S O N AGOUSTICA L GUITA R HAPP Y HOU R 5:0Q-7:00P M BAR-HiBALL S M O 0 EARL Y BIR D HAPP Y HOU R 7:00-9:0 0 A M BA R Hi-BALL S 8 BLODD Y MARY' S M. 0 0 Kitche n Open s 7 A M Servin g Breakfas t AL L HOUR S TALEN T CGNTES T START S A T 9:3 0 PA A CONTESTANT S MUS T REGISTE R BETWEE N 8:00-9:0 0 P M FRE E DRINK S T O CONTESTANT S 20 8 DUVA L STREE T I N OL D TOW N wit h Alo e Th e mos t efficien t su n scree n eve r developed , L teste d an d manufacture d i n Hawaii . ! bistribute d b y £g£JfftA££l . 294-357 6 A littl e late r w e passe d b y th e Sheriff' s Office. ' A n unusua l numbe r o f car s wer e gathere d there , includin g th e speede r w e ha d followed . "Something' s goin g on, " sai d Gary , an d w e pulle d int o th e driveway . A deput y explaine d tha t someon e ha d threatene d a Custom s agen t witha gun , the n indicate d tha t h e wante d t o spea k wit h Gar y alone . AFTE R W E WER E i n th e polic e va n again , Gar y tol d m e wha t th e deput y said . A fe w week s ag o ther e ha d bee n a repor t i n th e Ke y Wes t Citize n tha t a sherif f deput y ha d answere d a complain t abou t gunshot s ou t i n th e boondocks . Th e deput y reporte d tha t h e foun d off dut y cit y policeme n targe t practicing . Gar y sai d tha t h e wa s on e o f the m an d h e ha d jus t bee n tol d tha t Captai n Larr y Megg s (thir d ^i n comman d a t th e Sherif f Department ) ha d sen t wor d dow n throug h th e rank s that-Gar y wa s t o b e tol d tha t h e woul d b e arreste d nex t tim e h e wa s caugh t targe t practicing . Gar y wa s incensed . I t i s commo n practice , h e said , fo r th e polic e t o shoo t i n out-of-the-wa y area s o f th e Keys , sinc e the y hav e n o pisto l range , an d th e Nav y rang e i s seldo m availabl e fo r thei r use . H e fel t th e Sherif f Departmen t shoul d b e mor e understanding . I aske d Sherif f Bill y Freema n abou t hi s reactio n t o th e incident . H e sai d tha t th e polic e ar e expecte d t o obe y th e la w forbiddin g th e firin g o f gun s i n th e Keys , whic h i s a wildlif e refuge , an d tha t an y o f hi s deputie s caugh t firin g weapon s woul d b e suspended , sinc e the y ar e expecte d t o kno w better . W E ME T WIT H Cit y Commissione r Alto n Weekle y a t Mallor y Doc k t o exchang e gossi p abou t th e stree t scen e an d th e comin g contrac t talk s betwee n th e Cit y an d th e Police . Weekle y ofte n ride s wit h th e polic e an d roam s th e cit y i n hi s ow n ca r t o kee p tab s o n nighttim e ac tivitie s . Afte r w e parte d compan y wit h th e 2 9-year-ol d Weekley , Gar y said , " I lik e th e Commissioner . He' s youn g a t heart. " IEIEGBAPHI N MOTHE R NATURE S BOUNTY , f&V 01 6 294*1600 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 KATHV HOISINGTO N #1 4 KE Y LIM E SQUAR E 294-821 6 W e foun d a tattoe d lad y a t th e cente r o f a crow d i n th e parkin g lo t a t Flemin g an d Duval . Sh e ha d apparentl y aggravate d a n ol d kne e injur y an d wa s havin g troubl e walking . Th e ambulanc e attend ant , wh o frequentl y park s hi s vehicl e a t th e corner , sai d ther e wa s nothin g h e coul d do , s o someon e helpe d th e lad y int o a truc k cab . Late r w e sa w he r walkin g aroun d downtown . A FE W NIGHT S afte r that, . Gar y wa s calle d t o bac k u p a rooki e o n a com plain t a t th e Wes t Ke y Ba r regardin g customer s gamblin g fo r drinks . Th e tattoe d lad y wa s dancin g toples s o n th e stage . I mentione d i t to-Gar y afte r w e left . H e ha d bee n s o inten t o n sort in g ou t th e gamblin g complain t tha t h e hadn' t notice d her . GAR Y STOPPE D A 16-year-ol d pregnan t gir l who m h e ha d picke d u p before . H e aske d he r ho w thing s wer e going . Sh e Ga>iy Le.ctu.fLe.i blc.ijc.lo. i s on e o f thos e wh o see m t o fal l int o th e crack s betwee n th e socia l servic e agencies . Gar y i s als o unable-t o d o Th e Boo k Sho p 53 4 Flemin g St . 296-908 9 INCREDIBL E CARD S GIF T BOOK S HAR D & PAPERBAC K BESTSELLER S OCCUL T & METAPHYSICA L BOOK S LARGES T SELECTIO N O F fc HOMOPHIL E LITERATUR E I N TH E KEY S COM E BROWS E SOMETHIN G FO R EVERYON E Available : SOH O NEWS , VILLAG E VOICE , W , ARCHITECTURA L DIGEST , PARI S REVIEW , WE T .. . 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3 0 anythin g bu t shak e hi s hea d an d worr y an d as k he r ho w thing s ar e going . , A youn g woma n wa s runnin g dow n th e sidewalk , an d Gar y slowe d dow n t o se e i f sh e wa s jus t i n a hurr y o r i f someon e wa s chasin g her . Jus t i n a hurry . . A grou p o f youn g boy s o n bicycle s wer e al l ove r th e street / non e o f -the m wit h lights . Gar y pulle d the m ove r an d lecture d them . A ca r ra n throug h a re d light . Gar y pulle d th e ca r ove r an d tol d th e drive r tha t h e wa s jus t warnin g hi m an d tha t i f h e ha d kille d o r injure d some on e b y runnin g a re d ligh t h e woul d fee l wors e tha n h e woul d i f h e ha d gotte n a ticket . A MA N WA S REPORTE D t o b e walkin g dow n Truma n apparentl y drunk . Whe n w e arrive d i n th e genera l vicinity , Gar y spotte d a ma n bleedin g fro m a hea d woun d at a publi c telephone . H e ha d bee n mugge d fro m behin d an d hadn' t see n hi s assailant s clearly . The y didn' t fin d an y mone y i n hi s wallet , bu t ha d take n hi s cigarettes . Th e ambulanc e wa s calle d t o trea t -th e wound , whic h wa s bleedin g profusel y bu t was . no t serious . Gar y tol d th e victi m t o ge t int o th e van , an d w e drov e aroun d th e are a lookin g fo r th e muggers . W e didn' t se e anyon e wh o fi t th e vagu e descriptio n th e victi m gave . Th e thre e night s I rod e wit h Gar y wer e unusuall y slo w nights , s o w e ha d opportunitie s t o discus s som e detail s o f practica l polic e law . Policeme n who " ma y b e competen t i n da y t o da y stree t wor k ofte n fal l apar t whe n i t come s t o presentin g a cas e i n court . Gar y sai d tha t h e feel s a fir m knowledg e o f th e la w i s essentia l t o goo d polic e work . " I fel l i n lov e wit h m y polic e hand boo k whe n I firs t go t it, " Gar y said . " I use d t o tak e i t t o be d wit h m e an d rea d i t a t night . Whe n th e ne w on e cam e out , i t wa s lik e gettin g a birth da y present . La w i s reall y interestin g whe n yo u di g int o it. " SEVERA L MONTH S AG O I wa s readin g throug h arres t report s a t rando m t o fin d ou t ho w wel l the y wer e written . On e vetera n office r wrot e tha t "thi s perso n DAIL Y SPECIAL S Wher e Yo u Ge t Goo d Valu e Ever y Da y SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 3 P M Lunc h . . $1.2 9 Choic e o f Chicken , Shrimp , Fis h o r Hamburge r Choic e o f Fr . Fries , Mashe d Potatoes . Cor n o r Sala d SPECIA L EVER Y DA Y 10:3 0 A M T O 1 0 P M Hamburge r 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 . Flie 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 iii|§§e§S § UNLIMITE D EAT IN TAKE OUT . ^Family ^esfauranf s 110 2 Ke y Plaza , U S # 1 Ph . 294-220 4 ha s n o regar d fo r la w an d order, " whic h ma y hav e bee n tru e enough , bu t meaning les s o n a n arres t report . Gar y Armstron g foun d anothe r wa y t o sa y th e sam e thin g i n lega l languag e regardin g a subjec t h e arrested . H e cite d a n obscur e statut e relatin g t o "habitua l misdemeanants " i n a wel l writte n an d researche d report . I t seem s tha t Gary' s aggressiv e energ y ha s bee n channele d i n a..ne w direction , an d th e forme r "cowboy " i s turnin g int o a lawyer . m SOM E REMARK S CONTINUE D FRO M PAG E 2 1 o f stayin g withi n th e availabl e mone y remain s a n ope n question . GOVERNO R GRAHA M ha s appointe d a screenin g committe e fo r applicant s fro m th e Lowe r Key s wh o may . b e intereste d i n servin g o n th e Boar d o f Governor s o f th e Florid a Key s Memoria l Hospital . Thi s nin e membe r boar d wil l hav e on e vacanc y o n Septembe r 12 . Al l intereste d applicant s shoul d contact : Screenin g Committe e fo r th e Lowe r Florid a Key s Hospita l Boar d Bo x 213 4 Ke y West , F L 3304 0 Al l wh o appl y shoul d includ e a ful l resum e an d an y othe r document s whic h wil l identif y thei r qualification s t o serv e i n thi s capacity . Postmar k deadlin e fo r al l applica tion s i s Septembe r 10 , 1979 . ANOTHE R SCREENIN G COMMITTE E ha s bee n se t u p b y th e governo r for/th e Histori c Ke y Wes t Preservatio n Board . Thi s seve n ma n boar d ha s 2 vacancie s a t presen t an d wil l hav e anothe r vacanc y o n Octobe r 1 7 an d anothe r o n Novembe r 12 . I f yo u ar e intereste d i n applyin g fo r on e o f thes e vacancies , yo u ma y con tac t th e Chairma n i n writin g a t th e fol lowin g address : Screenin g Committe e fo r th e Histori c Ke y Wes t Preservatio n Boar d Bo x 213 4 Ke y West , F L 3304 0 Al l wh o appl y shoul d includ e a ful l resum e an d an y othe r document s whic h wil l identif y thei r qualification s t o serv e i n thi s capacity . Fo r mor e informatio n abou t eithe r o f thes e Boards, contac t Bil l Smit h a t 296-8808 . rxi , 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 1IOI 8 Truman ] Ernes t Hemingwa y Hom e an d Museu m A Registere d Nationa l Histori c Landmar k Thi s Sit e Possesse s Exceptiona l Valu e I n Commemoratin g o r Illustratin g Th e Histor y o f Th e Unite d S tale s OPE N DAIL Y 9:0 0 A.M . l o 5:0 0 P.M . 90 7 WHITEHEA D STREE T KE Y WEST , FLA . ADMISSIO N $1.5 0 CHILDRE N 50 c TELEPHONES : 296-581 1 o r 294-157 5 A leisurel y tou r o f th o hom e an d garden s o f th e Iqt a Nobe l Priz a Winner , Ernes t Hemingway . Th e hom e wa s buil t i n Spanis h Colonia l Styl e o f nativ e roc k how n fro m th e ground s wit h Furnishings , rugs , tils , chandelier s brough t b y th e Hem.ing way x fro m Spain , Afric a an d Cuba . Luxuriant , exoti c plant s an d trve s ar e fro m al l ove r (H e world . I t wa s h«r e tha t Mr . Hemingwa y wrot e Fo r Who m th e Bel l Tolls , Gr«« n Hill s o f Africa , A Farewel l t o Arms , Th * Fift h Column , Th e Snow s o f Kilimanjaro , an d Th e Moeomba r Affair . Mr . Hemingwa y wa s th e ffrs t importan t write r t o discove r an d mak e Ke y Wes t hi s horn* . H e owne d th * hom e fro m 193 1 t o 1961 . Covvr s On e Acr * Includin g Poo l An d Gues t Hous * Brin g You r Camer a Fo r furthe r Infom o Ho n contac t fternlce Ditkton , 90 7 Whltubea d St . 3 1 TH E BUL L BA R Th e Bes t Liv e Entertainmen t 7 Day s an d night s a wee k Downstair s TH E WHISTL E an d BALLROO M Th e Bes t I n Dancin g 7 Night s aWee k Upstair s 22 4 Duva l i n Ol d Tow n 3^1^294-053 8 I f hammock s ful l lin e o f accessorie s lightin g ar t gift s 11 4 fitzpatric k stree t 294-124 3 han d fashione d jewelr y

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3 2 KE Y WES T CLUNKER S B Y MARG O MCCOLLU M PHOT O B Y RICHAR D MARS H "U.S . #1 : TH E HIGHWA Y THA T GOE S T O SEA. " "Ke y West : Th e En d o f th e Road. " Tha t fabulou s four-lan e funnels , flock s o f visitor s int o ou r two-lan e paradis e o f potholes . It' s jus t a jaun t fo r mos t folks , bu t fo r hundred s o f "what'v e w e go t t o lose(rs) " it' s th e las t ride . Whe n winte r get s to o bluster y t o bear , the y loa d th e ol d clunke r wit h fle a marke t treasure s an d pra y she'l l mak e on e mor e trip . When , an d if , "Betsy " o r "Beulah " (al l clunker s hav e names , yo u know ) cough s int o town , the y par k he r wher e sh e peter s out . An d ther e sh e stays . Th e ol d ga l serve s a s a storag e bi n fo r bulk y belonging s tha t won' t fi t i n Conc h closets . A receptacl e fo r someda y Good wil l donations . A sleeping—haven-fo r haples s hippies . A breakabl e windshiel d fo r rovin g thugs . Whateve r he r destiny , Bets y isn' t abou t t o wheez e bac k u p th e highway . She' s conche d ou t a t th e en d o f th e road . YO U KNO W TH E BETSYS . Thei r trunk s ar e tie d wit h twine . Door s don' t open . Window s don' t roll . Horn s don' t honk . Man y stil l hav e fou r wheels , flat s not withstandin g . Thos e tha t d o ru n soun d lik e crawfis h boat s chuggin g acros s th e island . On e o f m y favorite s i s a friend' s "Vintag e Mercedes. " H e describe d i t a s a sport y 1959 , wit h sunroo f an d origina l interior . Whe n I finall y go t a glimps e o f it , I wa s awestruck . Th e to p wa s snippe d of f aroun d th e doo r frames , leavin g a gapin g hol e thafe'cbuT d b e con sidere d a sunroof . I t coul d als o b e con sidere d a mistak e i n th e even t o f rain . "N o problem, " m y frien d said . "Jus t drap e thi s plasti c ponch o ove r th e top , tuc k i t in , an d shu t th e door. " I t didn' t reall y matter , anyway , h e explaine d "O n th e ope n road , th e windshiel d create s a n ai r foil , an d th e rai n blow s over . It' s th e stoplight s tha t soa k you. " Th e Mer c wa s a conehea d o n wheel s tha t night . A n oa r stoo d rigi d unde r th e hoode d gree n raincoat . Jumpe r cable s dangle d overhead . Moonligh t playe d o n gossame r whit e tuft s spillin g fro m th e re d leather . "Yep , she' s a honey, " h e declared . " I would' t sel l he r fo r $1500. " I wa s incline d t o agre e wit h him . AND . HO W ABOU T thos e renovate d schoo l buses ? Lov e 22' s red , whit e an d blu e flagship . Th e oliv e dra b wit h shingle s an d a smokestack . Th e bi g brow n numbe r wit h a bac k porc h ful l o f babies . They'r e th e counterculture' s Winnebagos . Th e mello w fellow' s "Wrec k Vees." " Speakin g o f RV's , I kno w everyon e love s t o se e th e caravan s lumbe r dow n ou r tin y streets . Middl e Americ a ha s packe d u p th e family , th e port-a-potty , an d a ful l stoc k o f grocerie s an d bee r i n th e camper . The y slee p there . The y TYPIN G W E TAK E U P N O VALUABL E OFFIC E SPAC E & GE T PAI D JUS T FO R TH E WOR K W E DO . OU R WOR K I S PROFESSIONAL , NEA T S PROMPT . OU R RATE S ARE * REASONABL E • CORRESPOKOEKC E • TER M P*«« S • REPORT S • DIREC T MJUU M "MORESSIH E ENVELOPE S PICK UP A DELIVERY AVAILABLE 294-798 5 ® 872-291 5 294-240 0 YOU R GIR L FRIDA Y DIV . O F ANSA-RIT E 82 1 DUVA L STREE T ea t there . The y watc h T V there , wit h generator s rumblin g throug h th e night . The y prefe r quie t sid e street s t o camp grounds , movin g dail y t o avoi d sabotag e b y sleeples s citizens . Th e greedie r one s deman d waterfron t perches , an d se t u p sho p a t th e Gul f en d o f Simonton . Ther e the y ca n was h pots , pans , an d clothin g i n th e sea , ogl e local s tryin g t o ignor e them , an d stas h tras h an d bot tle s behin d rock s an d ledges . It' s trul y a pleasur e t o shar e ou r islan d wit h thes e economy-booster s wh o as k s o littl e i n return . \Xn.izl Stanbuck and hii mzn.ma.id bicycle, at Mallony Sun&zt O f course , w e citizen s mak e ou r ow n contribution s t o th e parade . Bicycle s outnumber autos , runnin g th e gamut--fro m Conc h cruiser s t o 12-speeds . None , how ever , i s mor e conspicuou s tha n th e "De SQ.ptzmbz>i -that timz o & change, luz&h. wind &iiom the. notith goldzn dayi filled with magic and myitzny o{, the. zquinox. Szpte.mbe.>i thz timz o& &u.mme.K Kunning touiaitd wintzu tuailing he.it. tattzuzd zmznald cloak into thz dankzning &za. Szptzmbzn -thz timz o& finding you and thitaihing through {,OUA &zat>oni, 0( 5 zxploitation and tumult and zcitaiy and changz to SzptzmbzK thz timz O binding you to m e by wzbi Oj S piLomiAzi, vowi, and iil i And again Szptzmbzn, ouh. ^iiiit yzan. o£ two ai onz, holding a& many izaioni ai li\z, bzckoning towand Szptzmbo.il to SzptzmbzH. to ^ Cat, Still MTHXI 9 Southernmos t inventor , designer , jeweler , clockmaker , mastercraftman , spac e organizer , photographer , philosophe r an d artist . (Ar t patrons ' inquirie s invited. ) 294-104 4 corate d Bike. " A mermai d wit h wig , hat , an d blous e jut s lik e a figurehea d fro m th e bow . Gail y colore d pape r flutter s fro m spoke s an d handlebars . Bringin g u p th e rea r i s som e sor t o f shar k fi n o r fishtail . Th e 10-foo t contraptio n stream s dow n t o sunse t nightly , t o th e accompani men t o f screechin g renta l ca r brake s an d snappin g instamatics . THER E MA Y B E A ga s shortag e u p i n America , bu t you' d neve r kno w i t b y Duva l Stree t o n Saturda y night . Lincolns , Caddies , an d .Riviera s cruis e continuously , thei r faceles s driver s slouche d behin d tinte d windows . N o on e ca n accus e ou r mayo r o f fur therin g th e ga s crunch . I wa s onc e treate d to. a rid e i n hi s electric.three wheeler . A s w e humme d dow n Roosevelt , th e juic e starte d t o fail , an d b y th e tim e w e hi t Elizabet h an d Eaton , w e ha d a blackout . W e coaste d t o m y yard , lift e d th e littl e ca r ont o th e sidewalk , an d searche d fo r 5 0 fee t o f extensio n cords . I t wa s a los t cause . W e haule d i t bac k t o th e street , an d Mayo r McCo y rolle d of f i n th e directio n o f Cit y Electric . BEIN G REMOT E FRO M th e rot e o f free way s an d exi t ramps , islander s hav e de vise d som e uniqu e form s o f transportation . Tr y t o fin d a Conc h Trai n i n Cleveland . O r a carriag e draw n b y dancin g dobbin s i n rubbe r diapers . (B y th e way , thei r diaper s aren' t stoolproof . M y bik e spu n ou t o n a donu t las t week. ) Thoug h they'r e no t reall y vehicles , w e can' t overloo k th e grocer y cart s pile d hig h wit h bee r cans . Fro m daw n t o dus k the y clatte r aroun d Ol d Town , ofte n propelle d b y mumblin g me n i n beanies . At leas t we'r e n o longe r plague d b y tourist s careenin g dow n Solare s Hil l i n brakeles s fringe d surreys . Thi s year' s gimmic k wa s rolle r skatin g sandwic h boards . I hardl y dar e speculat e o n nex t season . Pog o sticks ? Rickshaws ? ,Gondola s fo r th e rain y season ? TH E MOS T ORIGINA L entr y ha s ye t t o hi t th e streets . Wha t strike s terro r i n . th e hear t a t firs t sight ? Wha t ca n sen d grow n me n scurryin g fo r cover ? Wha t prompt s franti c call s o f emergency ? Th e Mosquit o Plane ! Remembe r you r firs t time ? I do . Alarme d b y a n ominou s roar , I rushe d ou t t o se e a n ol d DC 3 barrelin g i n low , smok e spewin g fro m ever y orifice . "Goo d Lord , he' s goin g down! " I cried . A n ol d Conc h nearb y shrugge d of f m y shriek s wit h a chuckle . "Shoot , he' s jus t sprayin g fo r mosquitoes. " Great , I thought . It' s no t a fier y finish . Jus t a plan e dustin g u s wit h pesticides . Th e old-time r wa s stil l laughing , bu t I couldn' t hea r him . A squadro n o f Nav y jet s drowne d hi m out . I kee p havin g thi s night mare : Gigantic , grim y ston e wall s loomin g ominousl y u p thr u a fogg y darkness ; shadow y figure s pacin g endlessl y acros s thei r tops , rifle s slun g ove r thei r shoulders ; th e ic y stick s o f a n occasiona l searc h ligh t stabbin g thr u th e stiflin g blackness . I a m i n a tiny , diml y li t cell , crouche d ove r a wor k tabl e .. . i t turn s ou t I' m i n th e Ne w Hampshir e Stat e Priso n makin g licens e plate s tha t rea d "Liv e Fre e o r Die." ! I scream . .."AyyyH " A guar d bust s int o ' th e cel l an d say s h e ha s a blac k bel t I n Tof u an d I bette r shu t u p or... . I wak e u p i n a col d swea t feelin g a n uncontrollabl e desir e fo r tofuno f ish , on e o f th e outrageou s selection s fro m th e creativ e men u a t th e Orchi d Tree . Feverishl y 1 peda l t o tha t friendl y oasi s o f healthfu l eatin g onl y t o fin d upo n arriva l tha t . . . It' s 2:3 0 i n th e morning ! • Ayyy y .. . ! 111 4 Truma n Ave . Mon-Sa t Sunda y Close d Weds . 124 91 Brunc h 296-929 0 7-1 1 7-1 1


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