50 years ago
Albury's Enterprises, Paul and Mary Albury owner, was located at 811 Fleming Street. It was formerly Olivieris Gifts and Sundries.
C.C. Shackelworth accepted the first 1964 license plate from Tax Collector Howard B. Wilson.
Fidel Castro rolled out his Soviet built military hardware in Havana to mark the fifth anniversary of the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.
Leo A. McMahon of the Public works Department of the U.S. Naval Air Station received a check for $250 for his "Beneficial Suggestion" about a test adapter for aircraft power facility. He had been a civilian employee of the Navy since 1910.
Lt. Colonel Edward W. Hacker of Marathon died in the Naval Hospital.
Benjamin Demeritt, 68 years old, died at his residence 531 Francis Street.
Mrs. Ella Gardner, of 832 Johnson Lane, died at Monroe General Hospital.