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Monday, August 18, 2014

50 YEARS AGO:

Key West Aquarium, Claude R. Thompson manager, was located at 1 Whitehead St.

The city was moved to purchase 72 housing units that were declared surplus by the Navy. The units were in the Truman Avenue and Emma Street area.

James Sumpter Associates of Miami was employed to handle public relations for the Monroe County Advertising Commission.

The proposed Key West Budget includes two new jobs. One was a $5,739-a-year administrative assistant to the city manager and a $7,200-per-year post as head of the inspection division.

Donald W. Bird of Key West was elected as the national corresponding secretary for the Submarine Veterans of World War II.