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HUWIWf, MAIM H It, 1946
SPONGE FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT riME*S A-WASTING re % fi * T I ?bp#*%2 ■kHtfIMMMS J JMhB | r xM- • VjMraa^^gate. ‘ *** * wjk z j ±Mm 1 " w- .▼ - ■' i w^ ■ H f mm ■ " M Jgfif''-: ' ."J fili%3ste'' I AWHagLI - roiw or r* # r * A Vn; *.S fW THE SPONGE FESTIVAL QUEEN CONTEST glance at the msmrm. Ohm Sow -t <t • . ron the sundial at the home of Mrs. Julian Marks at the # -.i.u 1 U# • Ihe time is running short now with the balloting to cease at r mon to bf Wednesday night at Bayview Park. Program trg*. All money will go toward making Key West's Stadium "t '!■• it a tilth entry, Charlotte Putnam, who is also in the nr**' uvw a cut made lor the paper. She is the "dark horse" of m*— \ ■ ‘ It. mmrnm < Ml omi tui various. is the choice of the Hotary Club for the ffijtf tm t* ; ‘ contest, With voting closing tomorrow night at 10 o'clock. The M4NV w 0 & v * Wedr.ttday night. Miss Acevedo is a Key West High . ong bid tor the gueen designation. She has scores of friends —TnT|pntrr| #fft IHM stW*.. -$ %Ote*. _ (/ills Fit For A Queen!! ~ ** £tft it fifti thi lucky girl voted Queen of the Sponge Festival i hm*** ****** a f** ****** Paid Tour Hnr-r-- them dwmu+d I* * Po//m7* '• f># | mrrt A* *torit*§'* >#/** *hop |l# • I #**#►•’!# k% Hohirt lpl*r*l . , b* lb* >M<- *#/ Lingerie by Aronovitz Handbag by Pearl man's Traveling Bug by Bernie Papy Permanent Have by Old Colony Bi*uuty Shop THE KEY WEST CITIZEN FIVE CANDIDATES GO INTO FINAL STAGES OF GETTING “QUEEN” CONTEST VOTES By L.P.A.. JR. With Key West’s Sponge Festival drawing to a glamorous close, everyone is expectant, wondering who the Queen of the Festival will be. At a poll, based on the money turned in by the girls who have been selling votes, Miss Dolores Thorn ley led with 235,000 votes. Next was Miss Gloria Ace vedo, of the Rotary Club, and following her were Miss Shirley Smith, of the Jaycees, and Mrs. Shirley Bolling, of the U.S.S. Gilmore. A “dark horse” entry has come into the picture in the form of Miss Charlotte Putnam, making the fifth candidate. As is the usual case in these contests, many of the votes are held back by the would-be queens so that a last minute rush to the polls is expected, with hundreds of dollars to be deposited to the credit of the various can didates. Until the ballot boxes are opened • tomorrow night at 10 ’clock, it is just about impossible to determ ine who is actually leading in the queen contest. Bob Pollock, Key West Stadium publicity clutitoian who is doing a bang-up job of publicizing the race, tells the public to be there at 10 p.m. and see the expected last minute ballot stuffing. At all events, every dollar is going to be given for down and drag-out fight. Lions Club is a peppy organization and its'candidate has been taken around to various businessmen over town and they have bought her votes. So has the Rotary queen candidate. The Jaycees, known for their youth and pep, are not too far behind and may make a last-minute spurt. At all events ,every dollar is going to be given for ! a worthy cause because it will help to make the city sta-j Sponge Festival Program Bay view Park Wednesday Evening ,• • i 6:45 P.M. (Softball Diamond) Diamondball Game—Holsum Bread vs. Machinists. *, 8:00 P.M. (Band Stand) 1. Selection —High School Band. 2. Star Spangled Banner—Eva B. Gibson and Gerald J Saunders. 3. Invocation—Rev. John E. Pickens, pastor of Poinciana i Community Church. 4. Selection—Key West High School Band. 5. Crowning of Queen of Festival by Paul G. Albury, Gen eral Chairman, Festival Committee. .6. Selection—Key West High School Band. 7. Address—Honorable W. W. Demeritt, Mayor of the j City of Key West. 8. Vocal Solo—Mrs. Eva B. Gibson. 9. Comedy Skit, Ike and Mike (Thomas Woody and John j Esperdy). 10. Violin Selection—Gerald Saunders, 11. Selection by Band. - 1 ■ l ' rn :: 1 blit. ■ ilium the beautiful field it should |c. There is also go-j ! ing to be an attempt made to have the stadium for big , league baseball teams practicing down here. Key West : is the logical winter baseball grounds of big league ! teams and it is a wonder that it has not been so before. I This w ill be one of the biggest tourist attractions and is : much better than having a horse race or dog race track here. Besides this, it will be a stadium which will be available to the sports youth of the city and will do much to emphasize clean play and wholesome bodv building. Now for the festival. It will be held at Bayview Park at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Gerald Saunders is pro gram chairman and he has arranged a fine program, with hands and speakers and the final coronation of the queen, Key West’s popular gift of beauty. Tilings are sort of slow at first in this Festival busi ness but down the home stretch the candidates are really straining to come in first. Another big boost is the fret trip to Miami which will he given the queen and also the many beautiful presents which will be showered on her. On Stage Tonight Tonight the queen candidates are appearing at The Palace Theater between the first and second shows. Each of the girls w ill he interviewed and presented to the theatre audience. This will be the last public ap pearance of the girls hut there is expected to be some last-minute scrambling for votes before the deadline j closes tomorrow at 10 p.m. But. anyway, here’s your! chance to see the girls before the footlights in person ' and in all their shining glory, which, believe me, is ; something. The girls have been photographed so many j times it is a wonder thev don't develop radar ravs Junior Chamber of Commerce Choice §* -!l wtf tii • if* * - fnihl- 1- <' .W * AV* MMM y - *# ' 4 w 1 > '-m - „ Jem ’imr li' yiß ..wmgL m- * sfilfqy'iV. - wlfyWK.Rf IF THE JAYCEES HAVE THEIR WAY. Miss Shirley Smith will be queen oi the Sponge Feetieal which will be held at Bayview Park this Wednesday night. Miss Smith it a graduate at kev West High School and has brown hair. She is third in Jhe running thus far but a suspected hold back of votes by the Jaycees may see her in a last-minute splurge it the snappy work oi the Jaycees in this sort of contest repeats itself. ' * * LIONS’CHOICE LEADE RIN THE SPONGE FESTIVAL QUEEN CONTEST thus tar ts Miss Dolores Thotnley L m i Club of Key West choice. Miss Thornley is oi the statuesque beauty type and has blonae ho Her lead is based on the amount of money turned in Friday night bul the actual lead in |gi* contest is not known because there are thousands of votes being held back for the eupecte-i last-minute plurgc. Miss Thornley has graduated from Key West High School and u a popular member of the vounaer set. Here Are In Brief Buies On How to Vote for Queen Candidate of \ our t hint • 1. You may buy the pink slips of paper direct from your queen candidate. 2. You can also secure slips of votes from your mer chants. Be sure and ask him for votes when you go into the stores tonight and to morrow. There are hundreds of votes which are still in the stores and which are not delegated to any candidate as yet. 3. The pink slips cost 50c for 500 votes. In addition to tne votes written in yourself on the pink slips of paper, the queen gets extra credit for each bock of votes she turns in. PAGE THREE 4. Get going and get all the votes now out in the bU*t boxes. One at the Strati Theater, one at the Palace Theater, one at the Centrel Pharmacy, one at the Flor ida Motor Lines Bus Stetfem and one at Poinciana Pharm acy.