50 YEARS AGO:
The double cornerstone ceremony was held at the Horace O'Bryant Junior High School. Sealed cooper boxes in each of the cornerstones held a history of the city, the people and the schools.
Rear Admiral L.R. Daspit, commandant of the Sixth Naval District, was the speaker at a joint meeting at the Key West Rotary Club and the new police chief ordered foot patrols on Duval St. from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Bob Smith, president of the Key West Toastmaster Club, won third place in the humorous division at the state convention.
Mrs. Nellie B. Baker, 87, died at her resident 916 Fleming Street.
Mrs. Gloria Rahming died at Monroe General Hospital after an extended illness.