50 YEARS AGO:
An operating budget of $646,200 was approved by the Monroe County Hospital board.
Sam Cagnina, the man charged with robbing the armored car, was back in jail because his bond was not renewed. The bondsman, former commissioner Terry Lee Garcia, was wanted for his part in the robbery.
Airman First Class Theodore A. Gehrke was awarded the Airman's Medal for pulling the driver out of an overturned gasoline tanker with spilled gas at the triangle entering Key West.
School officials were preparing for the opening of the school year on August 26.
Key West officials agreed to make a proposal the Monroe General Hospital to provide emergency ambulance service in the city.