50 years ago:
A viciously worded statement smearing several locals was under investigation by the sheriff department and federal postal investigators. The letter was considered "defamatory and libelous."
The Navy announced that the seadrome unit of the Naval Air Station would be inactivated and 29 military personel would be transferred.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, James A. Reed, made an inspection of the Coast Guard Base and personnel.
The Key West Power Squadron won the Safety and Log awards at at the District Eight awards banquet in Fort Lauderdale. The Log Award was for the squardon with the best publicity program.
Army Specialist Four James B. Pinder was with the 54th Engineer Battalion in Germany. He was a graduate of Key West High School Class of 1961.