50 years ago:
Two members of the Congressional Coast Guard sub-committee were in Key West for briefing on the threat posed by Cuban fishing vessels in American waters.
City Electric System signed a contract for fuel oil for the year from Standard Oil. The charge was $248 per barrel.
The Key West chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America thrilled the crowd with their performance.
The New York Times carried an article by Marjarie C. Houck about the opening of the Hemingway House as a Museum.
The Key West High School band its first concert of the season featured 10 selections by the band plus several numbers by the Dixieland group.