Friday, June 27, 2014

50 years ago:

The Cuban Peace Marchers stopped at the Stock Island Bridge after a demonstration at the gate of the Naval Air Station. Five of the marchers were arrested.

Local contractors and trade workers were getting their share of work from the multimillion dollar government construction programs.

Earl Henderson was installed as president of the Marathon Lions Club at a gala held at Hanley's Restaurant.

George Faraldo, Key West Airport manager, reported that traffic was improving but not like the days of Cuban travel. He estimated that summer volume was averaging 150 passengers daily.

Commander J.D. Huggins, commanding officer Naval Ordnance Unit, presented Alfred J. Brost Jr. with his 20-year Federal Service Pin.