50 years ago
Arthur's News Stand, Arthur L. Valladares owner, was located at 1100 Truman Avenue.
General J.K. Gerhart, USAF, Commander in chief, North American Air Defense Command, arrived to inspect the air defense command facilities at the Naval Air Station.
The public was upset about the increase in motor vehicle tags; the average increase was 29 percent with a Class D tag going from $10.50 to $13.00.
Key West Chief of Police reported that for 1963 the department had closed 64 percent of the cases investigated and recovered 72 percent of stolen goods reported.
John Veliz was installed as worshipful master of Dr. Felix Varela ,Lodge No 64 F. & A.M.
Sandy Sprunt, research director of the National Audubon Society, reported a 104 species were identified during the Upper Keys Annual Christmas Bird Count.