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Doeombor 21. IfS3
Suzy Shopper Sez
Hop* everyone bad a happy
feristmaa and that all the small
ry found Just what they wanted
aderaeath the Christmas tree.)
ty mom aad pop came down from
(aratbon Christmas Eve so they
ould set the girls Christmas
torning. Father's folks called long
(stance and talked to the kids,
tor smaDest wasn’t very coopera
trt. . -She was much too busy
ptsing packages.
★ ★ ★
•otter be at the Children's
Omar whan they open tomorrow
. .‘cause they're having a pre-
Inventory sale. . .and it's a won
derful chance to add to your
oungsters wardrobe. They'll soon
bo feino back to school, y'know
•nd wUI need seme new things
le start tha Haw Yaar art right.
Yew can outfit them from so* to
sweaters, far pranks ar parties
it the Children's Corner. . .of
Fleming and Simonton Streets.
¥ ¥ ¥
About this time of year most
llks stop and take stock. It’s time
1 start thinking about New Years
esolutions, budgets, license tags
id Income tax returns. Oh, me—
waps something.
•¥ ¥ ¥
Always something new at the
llsbe thee Store on Fleming.
>tr*et. "Bamboche" sounds like
i Latin danca. . .but It's tha
torn# a# anew shoe by Life
♦ride. Made from imported Bam*
leche fibers sparked with gold or
MY colors—these new straw wed
gies ere right in tune with trepi*
lal fashions. . .Ivory body
now* you can play all day ar
lane# all night in a pair of Lift
brides-from Glebe.
¥ ¥ ¥
What with parties and people
topping in, It’s nice to have a few
lick tricks up your sleeve—take
pe old cheese and minced. . .and
do mean—minced. . .onion. Work
to a paste and spread on crack-
ON DAY, Dtccmbtr 21th
10:00—Gym Quits for officers’ wives, Bldg. 83 SeaplaOe Base
8:00—Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, 515 Vi Duval St.
I:oo—Logia Marti, Nro. 3, Orden Caballeros de Marti, 919 Elisa
beth St.
8:00—Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Seminary St.
B:oo—Anchor Lodge No. 182, Scottish Rite Temple
8:0O-Cerebral Palsy Ass’n., 417 Eaton St.
UISDAY, December 29th
B:oo—Ladies’ Day Golf Tournament, Key West Golf Club
10:00—Ft. Taylor OWC Advisory Board Meeting, Ft. Taylor
B:4s—Kiwaais Club, La Concha Hotel
7:3o—Youth For Christ, Fleming St. Methodist Church
7:4s—Duplicate Bridge Club, Ft. Taylor Officers’ Club
B:oo—Beginners' Bridge Club, Ft. Taylor Officers’ Club
|:oo—Stock Car Ass'n, at Legion Home, Stock Island
B:oo—Knights of Pythias, Pythian Hall
8:10-Rumba Lessons, Ft. Taylor Officers’ Club
tIDNISDAY, December 30th
10:30—Island City Navy Wives’ Club, Bldg. 178, US Naval Sta.
12:30—FAWTU OWC, place to be announced
7:3o—Junior Debs, at the Woman’s Club
8:00--Scottish Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Temple
B:oo—Arthur Sawyer Post No. 28. American Legion Home
B:oo—Sacerdotisas Del Hogar No. 1, 919 Elizabeth St
B:oo—Junior Chamber of Commerce, at clubhouse
4URSDAY, December 31st
12:15—Rotary Club, St. Paul’s Parish Hall
2:oo—Auxiliary (sewing), at Monroe General Hoapital
B:3o—Lions Club, at the Den, aOO7 Seminary St.
B:OO—CAP Cadets at Poinciana Community House
B:oo—Lower Keys Property Owners’ Ass’n., place to be an
lItDAY, January 1*
As this is New Year’s Day, please contact the chairman of your
ub r organisation to inquire whether or not meetings scheduled for
day are to be postponed. *
Dr. J. A. Valdes
, Specialising in
Eye Examination and
Visual Training
33 Years Experience and Service
In This Community
We Use
24-Hour Service On Any Eye Class Prescription
or Broken Lenses
Address: 619 Duval Street
Telephone 2*7821
"or Bargains Galore-—Bead The Citizen's riamafi^f
era. Or ake one at those little jars
of sharp cheese, soften with a little
batter, a few drops of tabasco.]
Add finely grouitf black walnut
meats and some port wine. Shape
;into small balls, roll m paprika.
Stkk a whole clove in the top .. .
cheese apples—and aooo good.
♦ ¥ ♦
Take a pair f shears. And ana
shampoo. *
Add an Eska Wave, And a now
Ptaco in a Penguin Dryer, my
It all combs out to a brand
new yowl
¥ ¥ ¥
Taking a leaf from Jim Cobb,
I want to thank ail the folks for
the lovely Christmas cards. What
| with one thing and another, our
just didn’t get mailed Now you
know what my first resolution is!
♦ ¥ ¥
; Thera's nothing newer than a
newborn baby, and Key West's
first now citizen in '54 will have
"Gifts Galore" Down at Ideal
Togs on Duval and Southard
Streets, everyone is anxiously
waiting to loam tha winner of
the '54 Stork Derby.. .Mrs. Baer,
chairman of the committee in
charge, has lets and lots of gifts
for the baby and for its proud
parents. All contributed by vori*
ous merchants of Koy West. All
you soan-to-be parents bettor got
together with Mister Stork I
¥ ¥ ¥
They say that no one can tell
what will happen in 1954. . .Some
say well all be richer and others
that we shall all be poorer. No
matter what, there’s a years worth
of life in the coming 12 months.
Why not have a plan for spending
them? Anew year ought to be an
Opportunity for carrying out some
desired project, for adventuring,
for adding to experience. What’s
your plan for ’54?
SUZY (Adv.)
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LITTLE HARRIETTE HIGGS, four year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Higgs, 2007 Flagler Ave., is the recent winner of a
photographic contest held by a local studio.
Patricia Angleman To Play Lead
In New Play "Ten Liiile Indians"
Coming To Barn Theatre In January
When Agatha Christie’s chi U-and-j
shudder play of multiple murders ;
called “Ten Little Indians” opens'
at the Barn Theatre in January
as the second presentation this sea
son of the Key West Players, Pat-;
ricia Angleman will be seen in the
role of Vera Claythorne, the attrac
tive young secretary of the mys
terious host who fails to appear
to greet his eight guests when they
assemble for a house party at the
weird mansion on Indian Island.
Neither Miss Claythorne nor the
other guests have met their miss-;
ing host, and they have only just]
assembled and been introduced to
one another when a voice comes;
out of the air to accuse everyone
present, including the two house
servants of murder. Then, as one
of the ten little Indian statuettes
crashes from the mantelpiece to
the floor, Anthony Marston. who
had been accused by the disem
bodied voice of the murder of two
youngsters he had run down while
driving recklessly, suddenly dies by
choking on his drink in which
someone had dropped cyanide of
One by one, the little Indian sta
tuettes topple off the mantlepiece
as one after another of the accused
guests is mysteriously murdered
—one is garroted, another is the
victim of a gruesome booby trap,
another is stabbed, and so on.
Others taking part in the Key
West Players’ production of the
suspense-packed “Ten Little Indi-1
ans” are Edmund Giesbert. as thei
adventuring Capt. Philip Lombard.
Jack Clarke as detective Blore.
Cdr. Ray Burns, USN (ret.), as
the general who sent his wife’s
lover on a fatal mission during the
war. Gertrude Splaine as the spin
ster Emily Brent, and La Verne
Lee as Dr. Armstrong the nerve
specialist with a weakness for
drink. J. Johnathan Jackson. Rich
ard Ehrenreich, Ann Carleton and
Richard Brooks have also been as
signed leading roles. The play is
being directed by Gertrude Byrns.
the former Mrs. Rob Roy Ricketts,
who founded the Players thirteen
years ago. Lt Danny Childs is As
sistnat Director.
“Ten Little Indians,” which will,
be presented for one week the lat
ter part of January, is Agatha
Christie’s own dramatization of her
well-remembered Saturday Even
ing Post serial story, “And Then
There Were None.”
Wants To See Smog
] PASADENA, Calif. dF-A Re
porter asked lovely Phyllis Joris
sen. 17, Michigan’s pretty apple
princess and Gov. G. Mennen
Williams’ special representative to
the Rose Bowl, what most she
i wanted to see m Southern Cali
! The Muskegon, Mich., beauty
jmade a reply as blunt as it was
M “Smog!” she said.
Mural Maps To Be
Exhibited By
Burrell Garnett
Decorated mural maps and
paintings by Burrett Garnet, ver
satile Key West artist, writer and
businessman, will be exhibited
at the East Martello gallery of
the Key West Art and Historical
Society starting Tuesday, De
cember 29. The 19 works are
! original in style and conception
and will be of special interest to
i lovers of the Rock and adjacent
They comprise following titles:
Key West and Approaches, Paths
of the Conqulstadores. Isla de Pi-;
nos. Treasure Island, Pearl of the j
Antilles, Aerial Map, Old Bird’s-
Eye View, he Upper Keys, Key J
West to Big Pine, Abstraction,;
Bridge, Gulf Stream, Pigeon Key, i
Long Key Bridge, South Beach, '
Small Craft Warning, Seascape,!
The Bight, Pierrot.
Garnett's paintings will be on]
view until January 24. They will
be offered for sale.
The following births are reported
by Monroe General Hospital:
Daughter To Spicers
i Mr. and Mrs. James H. Spicer.,
2320 Patterson St., announce the
birth of a daughter, Martha Eliza
beth, on December 20th.
Pitas Have Girl
A daughter, Monica Ann, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Hector D.
Pita, 512 Petronia St., on Decem
ber 21st.
Civil War Craft Fount!
of a sunken Civil War craft has
again been exposed by the low
stage of the Mississippi River near
The heavily-constructed, ar
mored 135-foot vessel has been
called a gunboat but authorities
now say it may have been used
to ram enemy craft. It is not
known whether the craft, was used
by the Union or the Confederacy.
! If you want to matte your holiday
cookies festive with a decorative
icing, you can do it this way. Sift
some confectioners’ sugar and
measure one cup into a bowl; stir
just enough w a ter—e bout 1 table
spoon—into :he sugar so the frost
ing will hold its shape when forced
through a pastry tube. Now fint the
frosting the desired shade with a
few drops of food coloring. If you
are not using a pastry tube, thin
the frosting with a little more
iwater and spread.
Cabinet Wives Enjoy Lite In Capital
During Holiday Parties And Events
But Want More Time With Families
Mrs. Charles E. Wilson didn't think she'd like coming to Wash
ington from her home and lug family in Michigan when her husband
was made secretary of defense. Now, she tells me she can't wait to
get back when she goes awsy from the capital on trips.
“My friends tease me about how much I’m enjoying life here.
When I tell them I miss the stimu! sting conversation, they laugh and
say, 'Ob, you think we're dull?’ That isn’t true, but I’m not too much
interested in people’s servant problems, playing cards or talking
about menus.” -
I talked with the gracious cabinet
lady at t o’clock in the morning
—about the only time you can
catch her with a free moment. She
plans to spend the holidays in De
troit with her sons and 14 grand
children. (There’ll be 15 soon, she
This rear the Wilsons will fore
go their New Year’s Eve at home
when their married children and
friends usually come in all dressed
up for a cocktail before going on
to some other big affair. They will
see 1954 in at a country dub with
a party of old friends.
Mrs. Wilson says everybody
“back home,” and everywhere else
she goes, for that matter, is inten
sely interested in her life in the
“They want to know what par
ities I go to, what I wear, who is
there and what the First Lady is
like,” she explained. **l try to tell
them what it’s all about, and some
times II even make a speech.”
On a trip to Indianapolis, where
the Wilsons once lived for 10 years,
old friends at a dinner party which
her husband addressed called on
her for “a few words.” “It’s not
so difficult to talk if you have such
interesting things to talk about,” |
she told me. “I tried to tell them
about the life of a cabinet officer’s
wife as compared to the wife of
an industrialist.”
Sometimes Mrs. Wilson tells peo
ple about her husband's little story.
“A year ago in November,” whe
told me, “some friends invited Er
win to go duck hunting with them
in Canada. He told them he would
go the day after the elections. He
said if the Republican! won he’d
feel like celebrating and if they
lost he wouldn’t feel like going to
If the wives of President Eisen
hower’s cabinet members could;
have a wish for New Year’s, most;
of them would settle for one thing
—more time! This wae the con
sensus among the women I person
ally polled after their first year as
official hostesses in the nation’s
“That’s what we need, living
here—more time,” Mrs. Herbert
Brownell, wife of the attorney gen- j
eral, told me. “It’s just Washing
ton. Life was not so hectic even
in our home town, New York. Hf
I did everything I wanted to, Ii
wouldn’t even have time to think.
If I did everything I was expected
to, I would be even worse off.” !
“Mrs. Arthur Summerfield, wife
of the postmaster general, wishes
she didn’t have to do things “so
kind of hurriedly.”
i “I wish I had more time to make
personal calls and to get better
acquainted with all the interesting
people I meet,” she said. “I also
wish I had time to write more per
sonal notes. Right now my desk is
stacked with unanswered corres
j “Some weeks are more hectic
ithan others,” Mrs. Sinclair Weeks,
I wife of the secretary of commerce,
j observed,” but we make a point
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of not going out to dinner more
tnan twice each week. I've enjoyed
our life *n toasoingum, and we both
find it exciting and interesting. ” j
In addition to wishing for that
elusve commodity—more time—
Mrs. George M. Humphrey, wife
of the secretary of the treasury,
has anotner wish:
“It is that the fine aims of these
dedicated people in government,
from the President on ddwn, could
be realised. It is true that Washing
ton is busy, but for anyone who
has important work to do in the
people's interest, any place is
i Mrs. Ezra Taft Benson, wife of
the secretary of agriculture, makes
this wish: “For the New Year I
wish that all of us as Americans
could appreciate more fully the
basic fundamental virtues and;
principles which have brought us
our blessings in this free land.” j
Ham Makes An
Easy - To-Cook
Holiday Dinner
Associated Press Feed Editor
will be easy to prepare if you
choose a fully cooked ham „ for
your holiday meat. All you have
to do is to place it, fat side up,
on a rack in an open pan in a
slow (32SF) oven. We beg you not
to add any water to the pan. Ham {
should bake, not steam!
j You’ll need to allow two hours
heating tim* for an 8 to 10 pound
ham, 2 to 2V4 hours for a ham of
!l0 to 12 pounds, and 2Vfc to 3 hours
for one weighing 12 to 15 pounds.
Make the vegetable accompani
| meats to your ham easy to do, too.
! Buttered onions and green beans
taste good together and look pret
ty on the same platter; use can
ned or home-cooked onions, and
canned, frozen or fresh snap beans.
For a food-fun touch, mash and,
season sweet potatoes and pat in-j
to small buttered bell-shaped ptns;J
bake along with the ham for 30
to 40 minutes, then unmold with
jthe help of a small spatula or
knife. Garnish with a cranberry
■“dapper” and an edge of parsley.
Some of the leftover ham proba
jbly will be served cold with a
salad; some will go into sandwich
es. The rest will make a delicious
hot dish if you treat it this way:
Ingredients: 1 bunch broccoli,
3 atblespoons butter or margarine,
3 tablespoons flour, Vi teaspoon
salt, Mi teaspoon pepper, 1 cup
'milk, one 3-ounce can sliced broil
ed mushrooms, 4 ounces diced pro
cess Cheddar cheese, Mi pound'
sliced cooked ham.
Method: Trim broccoli, cut In-j
to serving-size lengths and cook In
a small amount of boiling salted
water in a skillet until just tender.
Meanwhile melt butter; blend in!
flour, salt and pepper. Add milk
,and mushrooms, including liquid in,
TELEPHONE: Citizen Office , 2-5661
BELIZE, British Honduras tIL-
This is the British Empire's out
post in Central America. It is a
mixture of poverty, discontent and
ambition for better things.
The colony is the size of Massa
chusetts and has a population of
To.OOO, a third living in this steam
ing capital. The city's population
is largely Negro, but outside Belize
it is mostly Indian mixed with
For 150 years the country lived
on lumbering, but now the timber
is giving out. Even the lumbering
work is seasonal, covering about
six months of the year. Wage!
scales in general are low and liv
ing conditions poor.
The economic and social struc
ture is a capsule of trouble but the
Jesuit priests from North America
who make up most of the colony's
clergy see little or no evidence of
Communist influence.
A campaign for independence is
being carried on by the People’s
United Party (PUP). This party is
so noisy and demands so many re
forms that some of the elements
loyal to Britain accuse it of coming
under Communist influence. But
they find it difficult to back up the
The PUP hopes to make itself
felt next March L. the colony’s first
general elections under anew con
stitution. Even if it wins as many
seats in the Legislative Council as
it expects, the real authority will
remain under Gov. Patrick M.
Renison, appointed by the Queen.
No one expects a situation to arise
here like that which brought sus
pension of the constitution m Brit
ish Guiana, South American out
post where the Communist line has
been strong.
i The political issues are largely
| represented by the self-govern
ment-now program of PUP, and
the go-slow, stay-within-the-empire
ideas of independents and a na
tionalist party.
The government is concentrating
mushroom can. Bring to boil over
moderately low heat, stirring con
stantly. Add cheese and continue
to stir until cheese is melted. Re
move from heat. Arrange ham on
heat-proof serving platter: run und
er broiler for a few minutes to
| heat thoroughly. Drain broccoli
llightly and arrange over ham.
Pour cheese sauce over broccoli
stems; serve immediately. Makes
4 servings.
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When in Miami Visit Our Star# at 30 NX. First Street
on building roads to open up moro
of the rolling back country for
grazing and farr -ng. The equiva
lent of a hoiaes:ead law is in ef
fect. Oil is being sought by the
Gulf Oil Cos. A citrus plant is ship
ping juice and fruit abroad.
i In the 1950 census Florida had
1,072,000 more people than in 194®.
A one-eyed pe; n has less visual
fatigue than a two-eyed person
says the Better Vision Institute.
We wish to thank our many
friends who were so kind to us
during the recent illness and death
of our loved one Mi' rd B. Gibson.
We also thank th• who sent
floral tokens of remembrance and
gave the use of their cars.
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