Today in History
Police carrying a man in a chair out of the Downtoner Bar at 109 duval Street circa 1965. Photo by Don Pinder.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

50 YEARS AGO

Michael D. Reynolds, 14 years old, was named "Newsboy of The Year" by the Key West Citizen and entered the statewide competition.

Norman Artman, publisher of the Citizen, announced that at beginning of the next month the Sunday paper would have an eight-page color comics insert.

Stanley Smith, owner of Sloppy Joe's Bar, was found knocked out cold on the sidewalk near Pepe's Café in the 200 block of Duval Street, as a result of a fight with Jack Gray, owner of the Downtowner Bar in the 100 block of Duval Street.

Two members of the Board of Directors of the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative challenged the statement issued by the Board and filed a minority statement.