50 years ago
• Munro Horre was installed as president of the Key West Chapter No. 283 National Sojourners.
• Anna Valenzuela, 61, died at Monroe General Hospital.
• Don Brassington's home was the winner of the Christmas lighting contest conducted by the Marathon Jaycees,
• The National Geographic Magzine had a story and photographs about the Alligator Reef at night.
• At the headquarters at the Casa Marina Hotel Lt. Colonel H.N. Roller relieved Lt. Colonel M.N.O. Nolte as commanding officer of the 6th Misslle Battalion (HAWK) 65th Artillery.