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DOROTHY RAYMER, Society Editor
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76 Prominent Key Westers Boost
Humane Society Ball Floor Shoiv
Get out your best bib and tucker and your friends for Friday
night when the Humane Society Dance, sponsored by 76 prominent
Key Westers, is presented with a scintillating floor show topped
by Maya, featured interpretative dancer who is arriving in Key
West by plane on Friday. She will be the houseguest of Mr. and
Mrs. George Mills White during the weekend. Maya will do three
polo numbers, each in a special costume during her appearance here.
The first in the group is Orien
tal which Maya does completely
veiled to Anitra’s Dance by Grieg.
Her second presentation is a gypsy
dance to a selection of gypsy tunes
which make up “Troika Bells.” It
is a temperamental character
dance in which she portrays the
Unrestricted girl of the plains who
longs for her absent sweetheart
and in imagination is reunited with
The third dance is “Daughter of
the Caucasian Chief,” a stylized
number in which Maya uses cym
bals and depicts a fanatic follow
er of the “whirling dervish” cult.
The famous dancer first came
into prominence in Florida a few
years ago in the production of the
Miami Little Theatre’s version
of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The production centered on a well
trained corps de ballet which was
the talk of Miami. It .brought Ma
ya to the attention of the public
and spurred her on to advance
study of the dance. At that time,
Jack Monts, now a solo dancer in
the Metropolitan Opera Company's
ballet, appeared with Maya. He is
also a former student of Princess
Nina Carriciola.
Local talent includes Gerry Pin
der and his partner, Lavonda Saw
yer and members of the Pinder
School of the Dance. Talented
Glenda Kilgallen will be featured
soloist in “Kitten On Toe.” Dyna
mic Gale Varela will be soloist in
a vivacious mazurka supported by
corps de ballet and will also dance
a Spanish classic, “Espana Cani.”
* An impressive list of sponsors
for the affair which is one of the
brightest on the social horizon this
season, includes: Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Ambler, Mr. and Mrs.
George Aston (La Hacienda), Mr.
and Mrs. Jean Baillod, Mr. and
Mrs. John G. Ballentine, Comdr.
and Mrs. Ray Hums, Dr. Charles
Card, Dr. and Mrs. Delio Cobo,
Dr. and Mrs. Ignacio Carbonell,
For The Humane Society
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DANCE TEAM of lovely Lavoncu Sawyer and Gerry Pinoer will
perform La:iivAmerican rhythms at tut Humane Society Ball
at tire Elks Club annex, Friday night. Dancing be gov* at 9 p m.
and the fioorshow at Id 30 p m. Guest artist Maya, an interpre
tative dancer who is making the trip from Miami because she is
an advocate of the Humane Society s projects, will appear *n a
IP&itai gypsy number, "Dance of the Caucasian Chief,*’ and
another selection. Several pups Is of the Piaster School of the
Dance will also be presented.
Thursday, January 15, 1953
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Garnett, Mr.
and Mrs. H. Goddard, Gift House,
Herman’s, Mr. and Mrs. David G.
Capt. and Mrs. Carl Hilton, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Sawyer, Mr. and
Mrs. John Spottswood, Rev. and
Mrs. William Neblett, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Eisner, Judge and Mrs. A
quilino Lopez, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Stick, Mr. and Mrs. Dan L.
Navarro, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Knight, Mrs. Ruth Simone, Mrs.
Marione Simone, Mr. and Mrs.
Granville- Smith Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Colin Jameson,
Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Thielen,
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Jackson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Newton, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Edgar Willing, Mrs.
Harriet Stowers Wiison, J. Y. Por
ter IV, Mr. and Mrs. A1 Mills,
Miss Etta Patterson, Mrs. Norberg
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Lazarovici, Mr. and Mrs. Allison
Mulberg Motors, Robert Pollock,
The Santa Maria Motel, Miss Flo
rence Sawyer, Col. and Mrs. O. S.
Parmer, Princess Nina Carriciola,
Mr. Gerald Pinder, Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Carleton, Mr. and Mrs. Colin
Weymouth, Dr. and Mrs. I. D.
Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Stone,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jurczynski,
Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Esquinaldo,
Mrs. June Williams.
The Key West Drug Cos., Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Sher, Louis Marden, Dr.
and Mrs. Herman K. Moore, Miss
Jeanie Navarro, The Sun and Sand
Club, The Gulfstream, Fausto’s,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Earl Julian.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Trevor,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allen, Mr. and
Mrs. George Mills White, Mrs.
Frances Edwards, Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Van Alen, Mrs. Sarah Van
Buren, Mrs. Opal Van Duersen,
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Stutz, Mayor
and Mrs. C. B. Harvey, Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Page, Dr. and Mrs.
Aubrey Hamilton, Earle Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Laubscher
and Dr. and Mrs. Paul Landrum.
Photo by Kama Studio
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THREE MEMBERS of the corps de ballet who will be in the
entertainment at the Humane Society dance and floorshow on
Friday night at the Elks Club annex pose on tiptoe at rehearsal
for the event. They are Left toright, Patti Chapman, Christine
Layman and Rose Yates. The number is a mazurka from “Swan
Coming Events
CAP Cadets, Key West High
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Navy Wives’ Bowling League, 1
p.m., N. S. Also open bowling.
Rotary Club luncheon, 12:15, St
Paul’s Parish Hall.
Key West Lions, meeting, 6:30
p.m. at Lions Den, Seminary
O.W.C. of VX-1 Squadron lunch
eon, at Aeropalms, 12:30 p.m.
Unit 56 Ladies Auxiliary, FRA,
monthly luncheon, CPO Club,
Naval Station, noon.
Martha Linda Franks Circle of
WMU, First Baptist Church,
10 a.m.
Monroe County Hospital Wom
an’s Auxiliary Sewing group,
at hospital, 2 p.m.
VFW Post No. 3911, VFW Home,
8 p.m.
Elks Lodge, meeting at club, 8
Humane Society dance and floor
show, Elks Club annex, 9 p.m.
until ....
Old Fashioned hymn sing and
fellowship program, Poinciana
Baptist Church, 8:30 p.m.
Knights of Pythias, Pythian Hall,
728 Fleming Street, 8 p.m.
Cayo Hueso Grotto, meeting at
411 Amelia Street, 8 p.m.
Key West Amateur Radio Club,
National Guard Armory, 7:30
Key West Shrine Club, 7:30 p.m.
Triangle Club, Pythian Sisters,
Pythian Temple, 7:30 p.m.
Hand weaving classes, 1 to 4
p.m., West Martello Gallery
Art Classes, County Beach.
Ceramic classes. 7 to 10 p.m.,
West Martello Gallery Art
Classes, County Beach.
Youth for Christ Rally. Fleming
Street Methodist Church, 729
Fleming Street, 7:30 p.m.
Martello Towers Art School,
County Beach, children’s class
es. 10 a.m. to noon. Adult por
trait classes, 2 to 4 p m.
Installation of officers of Order
of Rainbow Girls. Scottish
Rite Temple. 7:30 p m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Key West
group, meeting at 8 p.m.
Key West Temple No. 20 Py
thian Sisters, K. of P. Hall,
. 7:30 p.m.
Women of First Presbyterian
Church, at church. 8 p m.
Juvenile Council, Clink Bldg., 8
W.S.C.S. of Ley Memorial
Church, annex. 7 30 p.m.
Elizabeth Taylor circle of WMU,
First Baptist church, annex, 3
Water color landscape painting
class. 2 to 4 p.m , West Mar
tello Gallery Art Classes.
| County Beach.
K mams Clnb dinner meeting.
( M p m.
Youth for Christ Bible Study
Methodist Church. 72* Flem
ing Street. 7 30 p m
Ft Taylor Duplicate Bridge
Chib, 7 45 p.m.
Beginners’ Bridge Group, Ft.
I Taylor Officers Club. 8p m. 1
New Exhibit Set
At East Martello
On Next Tuesday
Elvira Reilly, program director
for the Key West Art and Histori
cal Society which is sponsoring the
next art exhibit opening January
20 at East Martello Gallery on
Roosevelt Blvd. (near the airport),
announced final plans for the show
The exhibition will consist of ori
ginal paintings in oil or water color
centering around the scenes, peo
ple, industries, flowers, boats, wat
er scapes and other pictures cha
racteristic of Key West. Each ar
tist has his or her own interpre
tation of the “Portrait of Key
West,” which is the apt title of the
art show.
All paintings for the exhibit
should be brought to the East
Martello Gallery for hanging ar
rangements on Friday January 16
or Saturday, January 17 between
noon end 5 p.m. on either day.
There will also be a special de
partment of paintings for new col
lectors at very moderate rates.
All artists of the Key West scene
are urged to comply with arrange
ments as soon as possible since
this is the peak of *he winter sea
son show and the opportunity for
attention is high.
Ladies Golf Tournament K. W.
Golf course. 9 a m.
Key West Chapter, Disabled
Veterans, Luz Temple, Amelia
Street, 8 p.m.
Key West Assembly No. 13 Or
der of Rainbow Girls, Scottish
Rite Temple, 7:30 p.m.
<3vil Air Patrol, at American
Legion Home, 8 p.m.
Minoca Council No. 13, Degree of
Pocahontas, Redmens Hall,
7:30 p.m.
Key West High School PTA. 7:45
Opening of art show at East
Martello Gallery, near the air
port, Roosevelt Bivd., by local
artists. Title is “Portrait of
Key West,'’ and all subjects
are local scenes or portraits.
Time for premiere is 8 p.m.
After that, through January 31,
noon to 5 p.m. daily.
Combined social and handicraft
hours at K. W. Youth Center
every Tues. evening.
Portrait painting, 2 to 4 p.m.,
West Martello Gallery Art
Classes. County Beach.
Navy Wives’ Bowling League
Naval Station Alleys, 1 p.m. *
Meeting. Junior Ch. Commerce
at clubhouse, 8 p.m.
Islam! City Navy Wive* Club No
88. meeting at Bldg. 178 18:30
Handicraft Group. Naval Station
Library, 2nd floor. 8 pm.
Key West Writers Guild, home
of Mrs. W. E Baughman, 325
Whitehead Street. 8 p.m
Naval Air Station 0.W.C.. lunch
eon. 12 so pn , place to be
Business and ProfMSifnal Wom
en s Club, at Woman's Club •
Monroe County PTA Conned
meeting, place to be an
nounced, 7;4S p..
K.W. Garden Club
Members Observe
Arbor Day Here
Arbor Day which is the third
Friday in January, was observed
at the recent meeting of the Key
West Garden Club which had been
postponed due to the regular con
clave date, falling on New Year’s
Day. Several members gave short
talks on their success in growing
Mrs. Carl Bervaldi told of her
avacado tree which still bears will
although it is over 20 years old.
Mrs. Henry Sands spoke about a
hot pepper bush which she had
been unable to grow in the ground
but with which she had great suc
cess growing in a bucket. One bush
grew to be twenty feet in height.
Mrs. Henry McCutchen described
the initial success she has had in
growing the lichee tree in her gar
den by protecting it from wind
burn. An amusing sketch of an
early experience with an avocado
tree was given by Albert J. Mills.
Mrs. J. E. Trevor told of her suc
cess in sprouting seeds of pink mi
mosa with the seedings now three
inches high.
There was informal discussion of
plans for the annual flower show
and it was decided that definite
plans would be made by com
mittee chairmen.
Miss Hilda Cunniff, president
supervised the business session.
She reported that pictures were
taken in various Key West gar
dens at the request of Mrs. Louis
Novilly, District Six editor of the
“Flower Gardner” staff for a
front piece of the spring issue of
the magazine. Copies of the pic
tures were exhibited at the meet
Miss Cunniff also reminded the
members of the Home Decorating
exhibit of the Miami Beach Gar
den dub on February 12. There
will a tour of fine homes, de
corated in every room, by Mrs.
Ruth Kist ne r, internationally
known flower arranger.
Garden clubbers enjoyed the ex
cellent showing of colored slides
from the collection of Mrs. Wil
liam Vette and those owned by
Mrs. J. J. Trevor and Mrs. Curry
Moreno. Views of the past two
flower shows, trees, shrubs and
flowers in Key West gardens were
At the conclusion of the gather
ing, a plant sale was held includ
ing African violets and seedling
Leland March
Addresses Group
Truman P.T.A.
The regular monthly meeting of
Truman Elementary P. T. A. Jan
uary 13, was conducted by Mrs.
Ben Adams, president, and open
ed with group singing, pledge of
allegiance and national anthem.
The Rev. Ralph Meeker of First
Congregational Church gave a
brief talk and the invocation.
Miss Pauline Nihou, program
chairman, introduced the speaker
of the evening. Leland March, as
sistant supervisor of education.
His topic “New Hopes and
Ideals’’ outlined four basic ob
jectives we should strive to achieve
for our children: good health,
happy and successful lives and
high ideals. Only through close co
operation of parents and teachers
working together may this be ac*
Room count awards were pre
sented to Mrs. Ruth Wright’s first
grade and Mr. Kenneth Simpson’s
sixth grade to display for the com
ing month. It was announced that
the next meeting will be February
j 10 honoring Founders Day in the
program. Refreshments and social
[hour followed at the close of the
business meeting.
SAN DIEGO. Calif. i*-A Drake
hopes to succeed a Swan as a
city councilman.
Thomas D Drakp. retired Army
I colonel Tuesday took out rrom
\ matipn papers for First District
Vice Mayor Franklin F Swan
i has announced he will not seek a
i second term as councilman from
! the First District.
Turtleburger Supper *
To Be Served Friday
A typical Key West novelty food,
turtleburgers, will be the main
dish of the attractive menu offered
at a special supper on Friday even
ing from 5 to 7 p.m. in the social
hall of the Fleming Street Metho
dist Church.
Members of the W T . S. C. S. will
serve the turtleburgers with scal
loped potatoes, green peas, hot
rolls or Cuban bread with garlic
better, Key Lime pie and coffee or
The public is invited to attend
and enjoy the Key West gourmet’s
Color Art Films
Shown Sunday
Fascinate Group
About 50 people attended the first
showing of the color movies spon
sored by the Key West Artists
group which was held in a room
at the Trade Winds courtesy of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lazarovici,
Sunday evening at 8:30.
Projector was operated by„ Lar
ry Karas. His wife Tomi was in
strumental in getting the movies
for showings here, working with
Elvira Reilly who had seen some
of the films in New York City.
The first one was a fascinating
Indian legend cinema done with
authentic masks loaned by the
National Museum of Canada from
their collection of British Colum
bian masks. It was a Crowley
The grotesque, yet somehow
realistic masks were startling,
sometimes horrifying, sometimes
humorous and now and then
beautiful, as in the placid face of
the moon. Indian tribal faces, wolf
heads, the masks representing the
winds, the seasons, hunters, good
and evil forces with spiritual in
terpretation and especially the time
weathered face of the old man who
was a sort of high priest, or coun
cil head, were fine examples of
primitive art.
A second film with Dennis Mor
gan narrating showed the cultural
growth of the fine .irts and music
colleges at Idyll wild, California.
Chinese artist Dong Kingman at
work or scouting for subject
material brought out some views
of San Francisco’s Chinatown
which were interesting.
Topper with the mask picture
was the camera treatment of Na
vajo sand-painting, a real art
which is part of the Southwestern
Indian tribal customs and an un
usual cultural contribution to crea
tive arts.
The film action showed the medi
cine man giving treatment to a
sick patient via the centuries old
sand-painting technique. Artists of
the tribe take the colored powder
ed sand and fashion marvelous de
signs on a neutral sand background
directed by the medicine man.
They work out the elaborate pat
tern with tokens and omens and
meanings steeped in Navajo wor
ship and rites. The patient then
sits in the middle of the painting
while incantations are said. After
the treatment, the entire work is
erased with the belief that the
Inidan’s illness will vanish with the
destruction of the painting which
has absorbed the evil forces by
virtue of the arranged symbols.
Seasoned wood may contain as
little as 6 per cent of water in
dry climates, but in wet climates
it may contain 20 per cent or more.
300 Pairs
On Sale *1 SCOO
All Sues - Ito 9 II PAIR
“II FIT Till: HARP TO Fir*
Formerly Fk M Shoe Store
Sit rirndm St Key West, fk.
Mrs. Delio Cobo Announces Plans ,
Sponsors March Of Dimes Party
Bridge and canasta will be played at the March of Dimes card
party and fashion show which takes place Thursday, January 22 at
the Casa Marina Hotel. If the weather permits, the affair will tain
place in the patio. Mrs. Delio Cobo, chairman, announced that
tables would not be reserved this year and that guests could taka
their choice of seating arrangements. She added for that reasoa
it would be best to come early although the playing begins at 2 p. a.
Players are urgently asked to
bring their own card decks.
Following the games, prizes will
be awarded and a fashion show
will be given by the Casa Marina
Dress Shop. Models for this will be
announced later.
The list of sponsors who are in
charge of tickets includes the
chairman, Mrs. Cobo and the fol
lowing helpful ladies:
Mesdames Monroe Fagan. Glea
son Snow, Paul Newhouse, William
Neblett, J. J. Hogle, T. C. Buell,
William Chappell, Glynn Archer, J.
Brady, R. McKerrick, George Me*
Craken, I. D. Scott, Gilbert Mc-
Killip, A1 Lind, Frank Morris, Jr.,
William V. Albury, Ramon Rodri
guez, Albert Mills, J. L. Staples,
Robert Kirshaw, Carlos Gellrich,
Wright Rabon, B. W. Njurhorst,
John N. Thompson and Mrs. Reed.
Mrs. Rodriguez will commentate
the fashion promenade.
Added highlight will be the paint
ing of a door prize winner by noted
artist Elvira Reilly. Mrs. Reilly
volunteered her services at the
suggestion of a Citizen reporter in
the interest of the March of Dimes
campaign. The painting will be
done in oil and the winner will be
given the portrait. Those who saw
Mrs. Reilly’s work at on-the-spot
painting of Lephe Holden who was
a door prize winner at a recent
East Martello Gallery exhibit know
that the prize is a most desirable
Six Pound Son Is Born
To Woman In Iron Lung
NEW YORK rn A 25-year-old
woman, stricken with polio last
fall, was removed from an iron
lung for 50 minutes yesterday to
be delivered of a healthy baby boy
by Caesarian section.
The woman, Mrs. Dorothy Barry,
said as she was wheeled into a hos
pital operating room:
“I have no fear at all.”
The new baby weighed 6 pounds
9Vi ounces. Mrs. Barry has one
other child.
Custom Work Dene In Our Own
Decorating Workshop
DIAL 2-2365
25c 9 LBS,
YOU DRY THEM (Ready to Put Away)
20 MIN. 25c 9 LBS.
PAUL'S (Self Service Laundry) j
42S WHITE ST. (at Fleming)
DIALs Citizen Office, 2-566$
Band Boosters Meeting
Tonight is the regular meeting
of the bend boosters. This wW
be the lest meeting before the
band geos to Tampa. Bandreont
8 p. m. Important matters will
bo discussed.
Two EMs Report
For ’Copter Duty
Lee A. Straw, and Kenneth L.
Shackelford, Airmen, USN, report
ed for duty January 3, 1953, at
the Helicopter Anti-Submarine
Squadron One, Seaplane Base, Key
Straw reported here from Heli
copter Training Unit One, EUysoa
Field, Pensacola, Fla.
Airman Straw is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clayton Straw of Route
1. Reading, Mich. He is a graduate
of the Reading High School and
worked on his father’s farm prior
to entering the Naval. Service in
September of 1950.
Before reporting to this duty
Station Shackelford was attached
to Helicopter Training Unit One,
Naval Air Station EUysoo Field,
Airman Shackelford is the son
of Mrs. J. D. Yoden, Route 1,
London, Ky., and was graduated
from the Hazel Green High School
at London, Ky.
Prior to entering the Naval Ser
vice in September of 1950 Shackel
ford was employed as 9 musician.
It is impossible to draw a tri
angle in which the three aides are
equal in length which does not
have angles which also are equal
to each other.
William Green*
22S Duval

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