50 YEARS AGO:
The State Road Department reported that there were serious right-of-way problems on U.S. 1 in Marathon and Tavernier. There were at least 40 encroachments on the right of way in Marathon.
Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Joe Perez was elected state chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police at the state convention.
Fire Capt. Berlin A. Sawyer retired from the department on a disability pension of $109 a month. He had been with the department since 1945.
The Key West city clerk reported that 37 operators had applied for 52 taxi licenses, which were taken under advisement by the commission.