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SUE JONES, Editor
Tuesday, May 11, 1*54 There are signs of the exodus of many friends from Our Town. Boxes and suitcases are being packed. Plante are being trimmed. Storm shutters are over the win dows —and many houses are taking on the air of waiting for next winter. Somehow or other, the closed houses do not make Our Town ap pear deserted. It is just as if they have a sign “See you in Novem ber’’ across their front. And for those who remain be hind, it is a time to look into camps for children, to pour over road maps, to decide just where to spend that vacation. Summer has arrived. Before we head anywhere, let’s shop for what we shall need— SIEEB Sandal time has arrived at the Globa Shoo Store, 510 Fleming Street. Give your feet a cool time of it. There Is a style san dal just for you at the Globe, including flats and wedgies. Saw a good-looking thong sandal. And than, there is “strap" and "dou ble strap" wide bands of soft leather either secured with buc kles or joined to the sole with elastic for comfortable fit. No matter the combination the straps •nd In they're flattering. Straw shoes are particularly ap propriate for this time of year •nd they are extremely easy to take care of. A terrific choice in sixes, colors and typo make the Globe Shoe Store your sandal headquarters. Young feet want to be pretty and cool and yet the sandals must be sturdy to keep up with constant activity of your children. New summer sandals for them have just arrived at Globe and are they every good-looking. The gay multi-colors and smart looks do not cover up the excellent workmanship and sturdiness of these sandals. Your child will really be thrilled with his "new shoes" from Globe. _ S3 = S 3 FOR THE BEST CAR DEAL INjQUR TOWN see Navarro Inc! a S =3 33 Met Clara Claasen, one of the editors for Doubleday Publishers and was intrigued by some of her extra . curricular duties, other than reading manuscripts. Seems as if she had spent most of her time here, exploring the shops for fabric vivid tropical prints and Balinese-type designs, so that she could take it to New York. The material is to make pajamas for one of the most fam ous historical novelists who prefers flashy nocturnal rainment. Shucks no can’t tell you his name! asb a s There is always something ex tra-special about having a good picturo made. Poray Studio, 404 on Southard Street realize this and every photograph taken there has many years of experience behind it. Also, great care and attention to even the minutest detail assure you of a fine like ness of— well, it's getting on to the "girl graduate" and "boy graduate" time of the year. Leaving high school marks a milestone that one always re members. A picture of how you looked then might cause hilarity twenty years from now—but it will always be a priceless re minder of happy days. So, parents please phone Po ray, 2-3088 and make an appoint ment for your proud graduate. 3 a mm a s SARTORIAL STRAWS: - Wal lace Kirke’s huge “plantation” straw hat. —Sam Harris’ cocoanut straw, with deep “draped” colorful band. —Arkie Parmer’s “foreign le gion” number. —The striking hat bands on Jack Thompson’s wide brimmed straws. —And, you all know the famous straw hate worn by Bemie Papy. —And Johnnie MacDonough has forsaken his duckbill bonnets —for straw fedoras! 33 MB 33 Wes left stunned the other eve ning when a friend said that I should tell you more about the Bookshop, just below Simonton on Fleming Street, because it is so wonderful I Golly, perhaps I haven't made it clear just how many books— covering hundreds of subjects are to be found here. For in stance, Rear Adm. Robert A. Theobald's best seller, "Final Secret of Pearl Harbor" is dis played. Also, on their shelves are classical literature, light novels, books of instruction for hobbies, educational books well, just anything you'd like to read I And they have a peechy lihsqgy SOCIETY, - PERSONALS - NEWS OF INTEREST TO WOMEN THE KEY WEST citizen Bl*' , * f jw ing ; jeannette . t with the very latest books in cluded. HEY, EXTRA! De Luxe sots of "Scrabble" have just been received by the Bookshop I DIAMONDS* TO: Coach Win Jones for escorting six young lad ies to Harris School for GG shots —at the same time! “Dairy Queen” for contributing cones to the kids who were “nee dled.” Bet, many curls on the “top of the cones” were soon straightened out by eager young appetites. Nothing is moro unsettling that having a watch which does not koap tho correct timo. Pruitt's, watchmaker "extraordinaire" at 402 Southard Streqf, will be happy to banish this annoyance by thoroughly checking your watch and fixing same. Take your clock or watch to "Tinker" Pruitt discuss your problems with him. Enjoy the quaintness of this little shop where over 20,000 watch crystals live, plus many watches —some have been fixed and others are about to be. Also, don't forget the fest service you get at Pruitt s. 535 33 From the Key West Outpost— the service paper— “OveiHeard at a cocktail party: 4 I fed lot more like I do now than when >i came in’.” 33 5 3 a-,- YTcnow it's nice to say, "It came from Herman's" 'cause for over half a century, Herman's has been a tradition fo£m*tstand ing feminine fashionsVYin Our Town, whether the priggJp W. 91 or 5200.00. And now you should see the wonderful selection of tfcimmar cottons—priced between 57.98 and 512.98. Just go look at them. You'll want several as they are just-just right for summer, and remember it means so much more when you say "It epme from Herman's." E 35 3 B - Just must tell the ffofy, Mrs. Nora Smiley delighted her audi ence with at the installation of the new Garden Club officers. Seems as if she was “spelling” Gladys Willing and Hilda Cunniff at their booth in the Flower Show when she happened to spot a can of new seedlings. Ha the life of her, she didn’t komlt what they were and was secrafly hoping no one would inquire uiJB Gladys and Hilda had returned. , m Just at this point, arr efferves cent and curious todri#!fS>ied the same can. Poor Misi Nora she had not the slightest idea whether the can contained a fledgling tree vine shrub or daffodil. Na turally, whe was reluctjpfflt to ad mit she didn’t know whaSUhe was selling, so after wrestling with her conscience about the merit of a white fib in this case she made up her mind, and calmly inform ed the visitor— * mb “Oh, this is a rare sprites I give you the new “Miss i&da Cun niff!’* —— 5 5 - ■' 3 S FOR THE BEST CAR DEAL IN OUR TOWN see Navarre, Inc. 335 33 ' Pretty soon school will bo out, end interest in your children's wardrobe will center on camp end beach clothes. Children's Comer, at Simonton and Flem ing ere indeed the answer to this problem. A splendid selection of bathing trunks, swim suits and e multi tude of shorts and shirt* for girls and boys are found on tho tables of this shop. Summor means you need easy to-wear and easy-to-wash duds for your active small fry. Nylon end seersucker garments will mean lighter work for you, end comfort for your children look into those at the Children's Cor ner. 335 33 PAST PARTICLES: Quoting ads from the “Evening Call” Key West November 5, 1887 “Local Specials: For Rent 2 nice cottages; 510 and sls. Capt. Williams— — Wood -100 Cords of hard wood for sale at $3. per cord! Mrs. Moffat— —Mule for Sale! - A fine draught mule, young, gentle and easy kept Cheap for cash. Apply to Geo. Eugene Bryson ■—Canvassers! I offer SSO, $25 and sio for the three highest num ber of annual subscribers to “Flo rida Life” handed in by canvas sers by October Ist, accomfßßffed with the cash. Apply to A. O. Wright, publisher News-Herald building, Jacksonville, Fla.” 33 33 ' What with the surge and urge ta get outdoors that summer briqgv wes most pleased—to Page 3 " —.. * M Aft . .. * m*. • SORORITY TEA—Beta Sigma Phi’* annual Mother's Day tea was held at the home of Mrs. T. S. Caro, sorority sponsor. Mrs. Theodore Sackler, of Philadelphia, Pa., was a special guest at the tea. She was honored as the "Mother of the Key West Naval Base for 1954." Pictured with Mrs. Sackler are Sylvia Knight, Beta Sigma Phi persideni, and Vivian Thompson, social chair man. Left to right, Mrs. Sackler, Mrs. Knight and Mrs. Thompson.—National Studio Photo. Mrs. Sackler Is Special Guest At Sorority’s Mother’s Day Tea Beta Sigma Phi honored their mothers Sunday afternoon at a tea held at the home of their sponsor, Mrs. Angela Caro. This is an annual affair and is a tradition of the sorority. As members entered they were asked to sign the guest book with their mothers and each were given a number. Members were asked to write a short statement on “Why I think my mother should be se lected the ‘Mother of the Afternoon’,” on a small card and without signing a nafne so that they could be judged impartially. During the afffair the winning' statement was read and was won by Beatrice White. Her mother, Mrs. Laureano Moreno was pre sented with a beautiful corsage of red carnations. Special guest Mrs. Theodore Sackler, the USO - YMCA Navy mother of the year, was introduc ed by Florence Rabon and gave a charming little speech about her enthusiasm for Key West and how much fun she had been given since her arrival. Mrs. Caro was then introduced to the group and was given a round of applause as “sorority mother.” President Sylvia Knight then read a beautiful tribute to mothers which closed the brief program. Members and guests then re tired to the dining room tastefully decorated with spring flowers. The table held silver candelabra and a centerpiece of yellow roses. Tea and coffee with assorted sand wiches were served with delicious cookies and mints as refreshments. The lovely tablecloth was one crocheted by the sponsor’s mother and enhanced the entire table set ting. Social committee members pre sent who contributed to the affair were Florence Rabon, Vivian Thompson, Dee Furnish, Lorraine Wood, Betty Toppino, Margaret Connor and Angela Caro. Beside members present at the tea, guests and mothers were Mrs. Charles Acheson, Mrs. Mary Ma- Carthy, Mrs. W. A. Woodward, Mrs. Helen Waldner, Mrs. M. Ab rahamse, Mrs. James Wells, Mrs. Charles Baker, Mrs. Laureano Moreno, Mrs. Theodore Knowles, Mrs. Arlene Reese, and the Navy mother, Mrs. Theodore Sackler. team of something new at J. R. Stowers and Cos., 533 Duval. Bicycles afford a very exciting and haaltiful sport to kids and also to grown-ups. Hero in Our Town, they ara a prima means of transportation. So, you say what is now at Stowers? ? They've had those splendid Columbia and Roilfast bikas for some time BUT now you can all buy one I Just put fiva dollars down and two dol lars a waak payment —and the bika is yours. This offer is won derful for high school kids who can now buy their own bikes and having ana, earn spend ing money. Now mothers don't imme diately say that the apple of your oyo might not bo sate on a bika for truth of the matter is, the Bicycle Institute of Amorica and tho manufacturers of the bicycles have an instructive little pam phlet tho "ABC of Bicycle Sa fety" which comes right with tho bike. Now easy way of payment $5.00 down and $2.00 a waak will bring the thrill of bicycling to you or your youngster at Stow ers. items of interest to everyone Engineers Club To Visit Phone Cos. A field trip to inspect the facili ties at the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company will, be the featured program for the mem bers of the Key West Engineers Club and their guests tonight. The trip to the phone company will follow the regular business meeting which convenes at 8:00 p. m. Business at the meeting will include the nominating committee’s report and discussion of the an nual dinner program. The Key West Engineers Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Armory Building, corner of White and Southard Streets. It’s membership is a composite of the various engineering profes sions and the programs are of general interest to all. All who are associated with en gineering are invited to attend the meetings and make new aquaint ances among the engineers of this area. * Harris PTA Officers To Be Installed At Meeting Tonight Principal Nad Simmons will Install tho newly elected offi cers of the Harris School PTA at the regular meeting of the organization tonight at 8:00 p. m. at the school auditorium. Mrs. Doris Edwards will be installed as president; Mrs. An nie Ulchar, vice president; Mrs. Vandeline Russell, secre tary; Mrs. Jeanne Knowles, treasurer; and historian, Mrs. Martha Robinson. i KEY-notes: The nice looking young lady on the bicycle turning into Simonton Street from Front, who had on a deep blue swim suit red kerchief on her head —and a rice tray in the basket of ber bike. Looked for all the world like the picture of the shopper at the top of “BB.” SISES —TAKE ‘EM OFF TAKE ‘EM OFF cry the Citizenry of Our Town. Yes, we mean those un sightly, untidy, now unnecessary posters tacked to practically every tree and post. 5 £ =5 = = Make your family proud of you! Lift your own moral*! Ka*p that s. a. up to snuff— Drop in at Donald's, gal! By: Mrs. D. C. Post, one of our winners in the Donald Rhyme Contest. Ss= 3 = Well, shan’t be able to beat the heat today, but betcha I find some buys which have the price batter ed down low. For your information conven ience —and purse follow the BLISSFUL BUYS by jeannette (Adv’t.) Mrs. Kirke Will Entertain Board Of Woman’s Club Mrs. Wallace B. Kirke, immedi ate past president of the Woman’s Club will entertain at a luncheon at the Candlelight Inn on Thurs day, May 13. The luncheon will honor the new president, Mrs. Ray Byrns, the new officers and board members, and the retiring officers and board. Department chairman for the next two years will be American home, Mrs. Gordon Seagrove; cit izenship, Mrs. J. P. Baillod; edu cation, Mrs. Stuart Whiting; fine arts, Mrs. Lee Goddard, and Mrs. Katharine S. Monroe, welfare. Mrs. Jonathon Jackson will serve as chairman of the membership committee; Mrs. T. M. Dick, and Mrs. Seagrove, hostess and guest book; library, Miss Hilda Cunniff; finance, Mrs. Orion Russell and Mrs. Delio Cobo; decorations, Mrs. Henry Sands and Mrs. J. E. Tuck er; house, Mrs. Bernie Papy; grounds, Mrs. William Warren; hospitality, Mrs. T. S. Caro and Mrs. Raymond Felton. Miss Minnie - Porter Harris, will serve as international relations chairman; Mrs. Edgar Willing, program chairman; gifts and equip ment, Mrs. Felton, and Mrs. Wins ton Jones, press chairman. Mrs. Grace Crosby will represent the the Woman’s Club at the Juvenile Council meetings. Mrs. Chester Wood is president elect of the Junior Woman’s Club with Mrs. Paul Landrum as the new Junior representative to the senior club. PTA Officers Will Be installed At Truman The new officers of tho Tru man Elamantary School PTA will be installed at the moating tonight at the scholl. A skit will be presented by the pupils of Mr. Machodo's fif th grade. The moating will bagin at 8:00 p. m. NAVARRO, Inc. VACATION SPECIALS For Wednesday Only 8 AJM. till 9:30 PJtf. Lot No. 1 <24 SOUTHARD STREET TeL 2-2242 1947 DE SOTO Fordor RADIO $391.00 Eloy Rodriguez Carries On Family Tradition In “The Filibusters” When Eloy Rodriguez appears on the stage of the San Carlos Theater on May 20, as the heroine’s half-bad brother, Juan de Olivia, in the 3 act drama, “The Filibusters” during the Fiesta Alegre y Beneficia, one will see a highly emotional, well-acted and finished por trayal of a boy intensely devoted to the cause of Cuban freedom led astray by the machinations of the villain of the play, the “politico” Don Pedro Fernandez. The part is not new to Eloy for this will be his third appearance as Juan in the plajr written by Commander Ray Byrns. “The Fil ibusters” was successfully pro duced for two seasons at the Barn Theatre. Eloy is a modest young man, a native-born Key Wester. By herit age and background he is ‘well fit ted for the stage. His father, the late Armando Rodriguez, was one of the men who used to read aloud to the cigar makers in Old Key West as they daily went about their tasks. This was an old Span ish custom, pyschologically, as it kept the workers from being bored, an they concentrated on their work as they listened to Eloy’s father read Shakespeare and the Spanish classics. At eighteen years of age, Ar mando Rodriguez became interest ed in neighborhood stage shows. Finally he was assigned to roles in important plays at the old San Carlos Institute. Eloy states that his father bran ched out With a stage show of his own in which the cast members were friends and relatives. He pro duced his own plays, wrote the scripts and even acted in these presentations. Armando Rodriguez died in 1945, but he is not forgotten by old timers who recall his dra matic ability. The father’s gift lives in his son Eloy, as evidenced by his acting ability. In the words of Jack Clarke, veteran director of the Fil ibusters, for this is the third time Clarke has directed the play, “Eloy is a natural; he needs no direction.” Eloy’s mother, Mrs. Amelia Rod riguez, here is proud of her boy and the part he is playing in the drama. She was born in Cuba and be came an exiled patriot just like “Tia Maria” of the play. The Fiesta committee has an nounced a special matinee per formance on at 2:30 p. m. on May 20 for school children at reduced prices. Parents and teachers ac companying them will also be ad mitted at the lower prices. The gala evening performance, at 8:30 p. m. will be attended by the special representatives of the Government of Cuba. Radio sta tion CMQ, Cuba’s premiere radio station, has arranged to film the entire evening performance. Cancer Film For Women At Marathon Thursday A 30-minute film on how to de tect cancer of the breast will be shown for women only at the mov ie theater in Marathon at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, The movie is free and there will be no solicitation and no collec tion, according to R. M. Daniels, local chairman of the fund drive of the American Cancer Society. The society is the sponsor of the film. Daniels also said that a doctor will be present to answer ques tions. Gray Ladies To See Film On Thursday The Gray Ladias will meat Thursday morning. May 13, at 10:00 a. m. in tho rocroation hall at the Naval Hospital. All Gray Ladias art urgod to attend as an interesting Rad Cross film will bo shown to tho Corps. Hostess for tho coffoo moot ing will bo Mrs. Tholma Hart ley and Mrs. Katharine S. Mon- Lot No. 2 OPP. NAVY COMMISSARY TiL 2-7886 1947 FORD Forior $99.00 TELEPHONE: Citizen Office, 2-5661 Church Women To Have Fellotvship Program Friday The Key West Council of Church Women will hold their May Fel lowship Day program on Friday May 14 at 11:15 a. m. The meet ing will be a St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The theme for the program will be “The Christian Woman's Trus teeship.” A devotional program in the sanctuary will open the meeting, followed by a delicious luncheon served by the St. Paul ladies in the Parish hall. After the luncheon, the ladies will remain in the Parish Hall to hear cussed. “Women as Economic Citizens” will be the topic of Miss Ramona Hundt of El Salvador Methodist Church. Mrs. W. H. Bell of the Church of the Rock Presbyterian Church will speak on “Women in the Home;” Mrs. H. E. Pace of the First Presbyterian will dis cuss “Women as Good Neighbors;” and Mrs. Harry Richardson of Ley Memorial Methodist Church wiil have “Women as Consumers” as her topic. The newly elected officers of the Council will be installed by the Reverend Eldon Simmons, presi dent of the Key West Ministerial Association. The new officers are Mrs. Paul Touchton, president; Mrs. Harry Richardson, vice pres ident; Mrs. Joseph Brent, secre tary; Mrs. Joseph Ladd, treasurer. The Council, an interdenomina tional organization having as one of its primary purposes the desire for closer unity and fellowship among Christian women of this community, extends an invitation to all Christian women to attend the meeting and luncheon. No res ervations are necessary. CARD OF THANKS For thoughtfulness shown in every way and for sympathy ex pressed by our friends and neigh bors in the hours of bereavement occasioned by the sudden death of our beloved one, Rex Cash, we desire to express our apprecia tion. We wish to thank the nurs es at Monroe General Hospital and Dr. Shepard for their at tention. Also, do we thank those who sent floral pieces and gave the use of their cars. THE FAMILY. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Prasants Maesiro ERNESTO LECUONA FAMOUS CUBAN COMPOSER In Person With Hernan Pelayo . • Baritone Rosaura Biada • • Soprano Los Navaros • • Spanish Classic Dancers —I and— Elly Charman • • Piano Concertist Key West High School Auditorium, Tonight and Wednesday ONE CONCERT TICKET $2.00 TWO CONCERTS TICKET $3.00 Talaphona 2-3707 - 2-2622 • 2-5373 JffjfJ WEDDING INVITATIONS^ From tha atari, maka your wadding on occasion of long-romomborod good tosto and distinction. Invite tions sat tho tono at tho boginning. Our yaars of oxporionco assuro you of good taste and printing per fection. PRINTING VIRKOTYPE EMBOSSING Artman Press Corner Greene and Ann Streets Junior Woman’s Club Hears Mrs. Sawyer’s Report At a recent meeting of the Jun ior Woman’s Club the president, Mrs. R. G. Sawyer, gave her re port on the State convention of the Florida Federation held in Talla hassee. Local delegates to the con vention were Mrs. Sawyer, Miss Zola Camus and Miss Norma Mar tinez. The group decided to postpone the installation of officers until after the Fiesta Alegre v Bene ficia because so many of the Jun ior club members are working with the committee on the Fiesta. The Juniors are in charge of the grand ball at the Casa Marina on Friday. May 21. which will climax the two-day celebration. They will also assist at the evening perfor mance of “The Filibusters” on Thursday. Two of the club mem bers, Miss Zola Camus and Mrs. Robert Youmans have leads in the play. Mrs. Edgar Stark's resignation as sponsor was accepted with re gret. Mrs. Stark has been the Juniors’ sponsor for the past five years. After the business meeting, the members enjoyed delicious re freshments sent by Mrs. E. Mar tinez. Miss Betty Roberts was hos tess for the evening. When we hear the 1 word "No” m answer to a request I of ours, it may make us angry. Yet I there are times when “No 7 is the I best answer... when it actually I protects our health. When you ask I I your pharmacist for certam drugs I and he says "Sorry, but that re- I quires a prescription,” he is pro- I tecting you. There are many drugs I which are helpful during illness. I .but if used continually or indis- I criminately, can actually endanger I your health. That is why so many I i drugs require a doctor s prescrip- B‘ ; tion. Your physician is qualified to ■ determine whether you should take I certain drugs and for how long. I When your doctor prescribes them ■ we will be happy to dispense them I— promptly, accurately and cour- B teously. Safeguarding your health ■ is the heart of our business. GARDNER'S - PHARMACY - The Rexall Store 1114 TRUMAN AVENUE Corner Varela Street PHONE 2-7641 '