50 years ago:
Rose Crest Motel, Chuck and Mae Conner managers, was located at 1423 Simonton St.
Benjamin Bernstein, creator of Safe Harbor Marina and owner of other enterprises, was named industrialist of the year by the Key West Chamber of Commerce.
Florida Attorney General James Kynes was in Key West seeking election to to the post which he was recently appointed.
Sheriff Henry Haskins warned that the spring was bad check season and that Monroe County businesses lost nearly $50,000 in 1963.
Nelson Davis, director of the Monroe County Anti-Mosquito District, was elected president to Florida Anti-Mosquito Association.