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THE KEY WEST CITIZEN Widower Became Movie Actress At 61; Vitalit y Not Dimmed iFsl- K '' mm. ft w&J x - II ! $k OFFICIAL FOUND HANGED. John C. Montgomery, 41, chief of the State Department’s Finnish'desk, was found hang ed in home of Attorney A. Mar vin Braverman in fashionable Georgetown section of Wash ington, D. Q. Montgomery lived there.— (JP) Wirephoto. SECY OF INTERIOR B\CK AT DESK WASHINGTON <*u- Secretary of tuo Interior Mclvay, still a little weak after a bout with influenza, worked at his office Monday for the first time since being sworn in. The secretary had a cold when be look Ms oath, at the White House v. '• reyen othe- Cabinet members ' c ’tsri?;-. And he remained in 1 ’d ' yi.fi :?.y i;vj Friday, missing ’ .meeting of the Eisenhower l net, ; A- WM ■ --. rWm WR*m KOI ft,- „ A y § 3 gjjjmfrk &;•, Jf '*f f| , Y™; r -'■Jews RUSSIAN EMBASSY TURNS THEM AWAY —A New York group, calling to present a petition to Russian Ambassador Georgi Zaroubin, poses at the door of the Soviet embassy in Washington after being turned away. They carried a sign read ing: "End Soviet Persecution of J?ws.” Meanwhile, a black cat which wandered up the walk, heads toward the closed door. It didn’t get in either.—(VPl Wirephoto. make suggestions show THE ARTHAN PRESS ACROSS FROM CITY HAUL GREENE ST. Tuesday, January 27, 1953 By 808 THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (At—What is left for a woman who is widowed at 62? “All I could look forward tc was a life of dinner parties and teas,” says M’s. Gertrude Hoffman. “So I decided to be an actress.” That was almost 20 years ago. At 81, Mrs. Hoffman is still lead ing a busy life as a film actress, and her friends and family never cease to wonder. For 38 years, she was happily married to Ralph Hoffman, found er of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Then the nat uralist was killed during an exped ition to Channel Islands off the California coast. Her three chil dren had grown and left home and she couldn’t face an inactive life in Santa Barbara. “One of my daughters, who had been living in Europe, hurried home with the intention of making her home with me,” she recalled. “I had quite a time convincing her that I really wanted to go to Holly wood to be an actress. Uusually it’s the other way around: The daughter wants to leave for the movie life.” So Mrs. Hoffman came to Holly wood, only to face the heartbreak of most film newcomers. “For nine months, I made the rounds of the studios,” she said. “I would get furious when a snip of a boy with his feet on a desk would say, ‘Nothing today, Ger trude.’ They all told me I had to have an agent to get a job. The agents said I had to have a job to get an agent.” Finally she landed a part in a Warner Oland film at RKO. From then on she earned a comfortable living with her portrayals of grande dames, although one of her most noted roles was a 'ifer in the prison film “Caged.’\ At 81, Mrs. Hoffman has started anew career—JV. She has been playing a leading role in the Gala Storm-Charlie Farrell series “My Little Margie.” This can lead to pretty strenuous things. In a recent chapter, she and Gale were crashing Hollywood. Mrs. Hoffman was dressed in a clown’s out fit with a putty nose, and the' pair had to race down a studio . jipfL. * rp lr yilh jM ' '' v ‘ -• * £*gg| -si i ; ■Hi HHHi ( S 1 > **“ n - Ktr EISENHOWER AND TAYLOR CONFER. —President Eisenhower and Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor confer at White House. Taylor is leaving Jan. 26 to take command of the Eighth Army in Korea as successor to Gen. James A. Van Fleet, who is retiring.—(/P) Wirephoto. Earth Tremors DYERSBURG, Tenn. Iff) - Resi dents in western Dyer County were startled by two minor earth tremors yesterday. No damage was reported. street and jump on a motor scoot er. “I ran as fast as my legs would carry me,” said Mrs. Hoff man. The rugged life doesn’t seem to dim her vitality. She drives her own car 20 miles to the studio daily and drives the 2V&-hour jaunt to visit her daughter in Santa Barbara several times yearly. 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Fashion Show To Be Staged For Employees By DOROTHY ROE AP Woman's Editor A man who should understand women is Phil Meyers of Cincin nati, who employs 50,000 of them and sells dresses to millions throughout the United States and nearly 40 foreign countries. But Phil is still learning. The latest thing he learned is that you can’t expect several thousand girl office workers to type up orders for millions of dresses every year and never seen the darn things. These frustrated females recent ly complained to the boss that if he expected the office workers for Fashion Frocks, Inc., to retain their sanity, then, by golly, he’d better produce some of the dresses they were always writing about. The upshot is that a unique fashion show will be staged next week in the business offices of the firm in Cincinnati, with secre taries, stenographers, clerks and bookkeepers modeling the clothes. A special runway will be erected across the sea of desks, and the girls who have been building up complexes will get a chance to express themselves at last, and actually wear those fashions which thus far have just been numbers on an order blank. The office staff members are training for the big show at a series of evening classes (for which they are paid overtime), and in structors from modeling schools have been engaged to teach the girls how to walk, turn, make up and so on. During the performance of “Styles in the Aisles,” work will be abandoned for the afternoon and the steno-models will parade before an audience of fellow work ers. The company will provide a ll—iMfl^ii 1 "~ v : 'ii ■••jjHrr c jil Mkk \ r ww fsP? Sli 'wgm&Mmm.w*-- . .. m. H |' 4 HfiBBL $0 > I £: IN GERMANY, a radio-relay team makes adjustments of its transmitter. On the left is CpL Bill Browlie, 506 Grinnell Street, Key West, and on the right is Sgt. Henry E. Holton, Jr., 1216 N. 15th Avenue, Birmingham, Ala. The Signal Corps men are members of the 28th Infantry Division and are attached to the 112th Infantry Regiment.—U. S. Army Photo. free buffet lunch and even an orchestra. More than 100 dresses will be modeled—from house dresses to cocktail and evening frocks—and after it is all over Meyers feels that the air should be cleared. The Romans used glass for win dows, but there is much debate about how extensively it was used. Chinese Girls Make Occupation Marriages NEW DELHI, India UP-Nearly 500 Communist Chinese girls from “cultural squads” attached to the Chinese Army have made “occupa tion marriages” with Tibetan youths, the newspaper Tiroes of India reported. In a dispatch from the Hima layan border town of Kalimpong, the paper said the occupation mar riages are part of Chinese strategy for breaking down barriers be tween the invaders and the local population. Many of the husbands have joined the Chinese army, the dispatch said. India has about 80 per cent of the world’s supply of mica.