50 years ago:
Fire Chief Charles Cremata resigned and announced he would retire the next week. His retirement came after the city commission established an investigating board to look at the fire and police departments.
Supervisor of Registration William (Billy) Freeman announced that the books had been purged and the county had 16,128 eligible voters of which 378 were Republicans.
The Navy was planning approximately $1.3 million in military construction in 1965. This included training facilities and housing.
Marine scientist Edwin A. Link was in Key West with his boat Sea Diver and planned to dive in Key West waters for at least three months.
Joseph M. Cabrera died at the age of 69. He was one of the former owners of Cabrera Bothers wholesale grocers. He also served one term on the Key West city council.