50 years ago:
• On Election Day, voting was heavy with 27 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots by noon.
• Monroe County's six Florida Highway Patrol troopers made 126 arrests for law violations during the month of April.
• Mrs. Ernest Sawyer was installed as president of the Monroe County PTA Council at the annual meeting held at Chino's Restaurant.
• The Key West High School Band was named one of the two best bands at the Southern Division of the Florida Bandmasters Association annual contest held in Tampa.