50 YEARS AGO:
Three chief petty officers on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence retired with a total of 61 years of service. They were EMCS J. M. King, ENC L. D. Boylard and ENC J. H. McSherry.
Key West pioneer James Sampson Wells was buried at the Fleming Street Methodist Church. He came to Key West as a boy from Rock Sound in the Bahamas.
Stanley J. Smith, operator of Sloppy Joe's Bar on Duval Street, purchased the frame duplex home at 1401 United St. from Edythe W. Kidd.
The Royalettes, members of the auxiliary club to the Sunset Royals Club, celebrated their eight anniversary with a banquet and dance at the Community Pool.