50 YEARS AGO:
• Bernie C. Papy died in Miami, three months short of his certain election to his 14th term in the Florida House of Representatives.
• The Key West City Commission adopted a preliminary budget without a millage increase.
• Janet Sabin, president of the Coral Shores PTA, was preparing for the new school year that officially started on Sept. 1.
• Admiral L.J. Kirn gave the Big Pine Fire Department a letter of appreciation for their response when a Navy helicopter came down in flames on Little Torch Key.