50 years ago
• A private plane ditched northeast of Bahia Honda. The three women aboard, including Lily Pulitzer, escaped with minor injuries.
• Florida National Bank established a fund to accept donations for repairs to Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, which had been damaged by fire.
• The Monroe County Commission passed a tax levy of up to five mils to finance construction of county offices and make extensive repairs to the county jail.
• The board of Monroe General Hospital officially wrote off $29,400 in outstanding bad debts owed by about 40 persons who were deceased.