SUE JO\ES, Editor
Saturday, November 13, 1954
46 Harvey ” (rags Hit Key West ; Play
Opens At Barn Theatre Monday
A man's best friend is not always his dog. Sometimes it is his
rabbit. Especially if the rabbit doesn’t exist. And practically everyone
uants to be friends with Harvey, the world’s most famous non-exis
tent rabbit, and special buddy to to Elwood B. Dowd, hero of the
celebrated Broadway comedy hit called “Harvey,” coming to the
Barn Theatre on Monday through November 27 as a presentation of
the Key West Players.
The spirit and idea of Harvey,
is or out of quotation marks, has
so penetrated every city through
out the world where the comedy
has been given that Harvey has
come to enjoy a popularity that
makes most live and visible actors
green with envy.
With the play scheduled to open
Monday night, bartenders all over
Key West have reported an increas
ing tendency to order an extra
drink for Harvey.
After a long tiring trip, one local
businessman remembers that he
ordered a pair of scotches brought
up to his hotel room in a town
where Harvey was then making a
much heralded non appearance.
The double set up was to avoid
giving the waiter two tips and when
the waiter saw no one else in the
room, he casually remarked, “And
one is for Harvey, 1 presume?”
When Frank Fay, who played
Harvey’s pal on Broadway, strolled
into a restaurant with Mary Chase,
who wrote the laugh hit about the
six foot rabbit who wasn't there, a
waitress came over to ask, “Will
there just be the three of you?”
Evidence of Fay's persuasiveness
in his role or of the reality ot
When Joe E. Brown was appear
ing in the touring company of
“Harvey," he received a crate of
rabbits from an anonymous Holly
The attached note read, “Our la
dy rabbit hasn’t been near another
rabbit for a year. Wherefore Har
vey must be responsible for this
progency. We’ll thank you to keep
him chained hereafter.”
Just how much people can get
caught up in the spirit of this Har
vey nonsense is illustrated by the
story of one man in Cincinnati who
assured a waitress in one of the
city’s swankier restaurants that
Harvey would be along any min
utes and that he was holding a
place for him.
During the meal, the lone diner
addressed many remarks to Har-
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Society - Personals - News Of Interest To Women
the key west citizen
K OF ( LADIES TO
ELECT OFFICERS AT
IS EXT MEETING
The Ladies of the Knights will
elect new officers at their next
meeting according to plans made
by the group at their regular
monthly meeting on Tuesday even
ing. November 9.
The meeting was held at the
home of Mrs. Joan Purcell, 2430
Among the subjects discussed
were the plans for many new pro
jects for the coming year and for
the Christmas dinner party.
Coffee and cupcakes were serv
ed by the hostess.
JAYSHEES WILL MEET
The Jay Sheet will meet at
the home of Mary Alice Letter
at 1:00 Tuetday evening, No
Mrt. Letter's addrett it 1424
APPLY TO WED
J. L. Reed, 38, Navy Station, and
Margaret G. Meredith, 34, 2111
A E. Lelesch, Jr., 21, USS Man
uel, and Jean Crake, 21, Mari thon.
M. J. Box, 25, Navy Station, and
Shirley Criscnolo, 22. 824 White.
J D. Eubanks. 29. FAWTU. Bo
ca Chica, and Myrna Y. Powell,
19, Savannah, Ga.
vey and asked his opinion on var
The payoff came when the earthy
waitress included Harvey in the
bill, and assessed his host 'a $2
cover charge for Harvey’s ima
They say the man paid tbe bill
without a whimper.
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HILARIOUS SCENE—from the hit comedy "Harvey." which opens at the Barn Theatre Monday
night. The dress rehearsal tonight will be a feature of the Key West Drama Festival being held
here today. Pictured above. left to right, are Commander Stanley Pierce as Dr. Chumley; Ger
trude Splaine as his wife. Betty and David Meneghe- *s Dr. Sanderson.—Photo by Spillman.
Barbecue , Sadie
A “Pal Day” barbecue at 6:30
p.m. on Wednesday. November 17
will highlight the weekly program
at the USO-YMCA. Paul Doweiler
and his guitar will be on hand to
add to the fun. >
There will be a dance tonight
with the Dehonaires furnishing the
music. Refreshments will be serv
ed by GSO hostesses Elvira Perez
and Sylvia Knowles.
Doren Clawson. Mae Kaplan and
Kay Robinson will be the hostesses
at the Sunday morning “Coffee and
Doughnut” time at 9:30 to 10:30.
“One Way Street” starring
James Mason will be shown on
Sunday evening at 8:00.
Hostesses for Monday’s “Lucky
Party” at 8:00 p.m. will be Fran
cine Johnson and Charlene Smith.
Assorted prizes will be given away
at the “Lucky Party.”
Card and checker tournaments
will be held on Tuesday and there
is also an hour of recorded classi
A “Sadie Hawkins” dSnce on
Thursday promises to be one of the
most enjoyable affairs of the week.
Gus Ayala’s combo will play for
the dance and there will be re
Friday night is “games choice”
night and a big selection of card
and novelty games are available
at the desk.
Enrolls In NEA
One of the highlights of the ob
servance of American Education
Week at Harris School was the en
rollment of the entire faculty ini
the National Education Association.
The faculty is especially proud of
its record, since it is also enrolled
100 per cent in the local and state
As educators we realize that on
ly unified effort will provide the
buildings, facilities, and personnel
needed to meet the present crisis
Only a strong national organiza
tion and a well-informed public
can provide the support necessary
for adequate educational opportuni
ty for every child and youth.
Ever add drained canned whole
kernel corn to a snappy cheese
sauce? Good over crisp crakcers
or toast for Sunday night supper.
Serve a raw-vegetable salad with
this corn rarebiL
"m M tH7
“Don't be rrow if the PLAYERS haven't
a*krd you about your season membership
tickets. Thej've been awfully busy with
me and helping fellow . member Tennes
see Williams put on his “Rose Tattoo" . . .
Please just go to Betty Ann Stationers at
516 Fleming Street and they will take rare
of you. Don't forget. I'll be seeing YOU.
beginning Monday night!"
ITEMS OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE
”Country Fair 99 Bazaar And Kiddie
Fashion Show Set At St. PauVs
The church yard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church has been the
locale for scenes in the movie “Th e Rose Tattoo” during the past few
days and on Monday and Tucsda y, November 22 and 23, it will be
* ‘ 1 —the scene of a “Country Fair” ba
Given To VFW
The VFW Auxiliary of Post 3911
held its regular meeting on Tues
day, November 9 at the Post Home.
Before the business meeting,
Commander Charles Machin pa and
a visit to the ladies and presented
the Poppy award to President Nan
Villereal for her outstanding sales
manship during Poppy Day.
Gold Star Mother. Mrs. Adrianne
Sapds was second in line with Jean
ette Mysick, third.
Poppy chairman, Eula Sawyer,
presented the two ladies with hand
made shell jew lery in appreciation
of their outstanding work.
Thanks were also expressed to all
members that cooperated and to
the public who made this Poppy
Day the most successful ever held.
The president appointed Mary
Smith, Frances Loeblich and Rutn
Parks as hostess for the open house
on Veterans Day.
Addulia Garcia, Nelly Houry and
Ruth Higgs Nvere appointed as
Officers elected are Ruth Higgs,
junior vice president and Edna Per
nick as guard. They will be in
stalled at the next meeting w:ih
secretary' Francis Loeblich. color
bearers, Kitty Darley, Melentina
Riggs ami musician, Irene Taylor.
Dolly Bath was appointed chair
man of the Thanksgiving baskets
and Eula Sawyer as chairman of
the Cerebral Palsy party and the
Christmas party for children of j
members on December 19 with Dol
ly Bath as co chairman.
Ruth Higgs will serve as chair
man of the annual New Year Dance
to which the public is invited.
The hospital party will be held j
December 22. Joint hostesses will
be the Cooties. Cootiettes. Post 3911 j
and the Gold Star Mothers.
MISS AMERICA WEDS
EPHRATA. Pa. (if— Miss Evelyn
Ay. who was Miss America of j
1954, weds Carl G. Sempier, of
Montclair, N. J., today. The two
met at the University of Pennsyl- ;
vania, where both were students. ;
The fair will start Monday after
noon at 4 o’clock with booths filled
with homemade novelities suitable
for Christmas gifts including ap
rons and all sort of clever “stock
Mrs. Santa Claus and her help
ers have been busy making dolly
clothes for this bazaar —a big
help for busy mothers and for dol
ly who is in need of anew ward
Dart games, a country store, par
cel post and white elephant booths
will also be set up.
On Monday evening, the church
school children will present “Toy
land on Parade” a fashion show
with clothing from Mangel’s.
This will be in the Parish Hall
Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 .30.
the Women's Auxiliary will serve
a turkey dinner with all the tra
ditional “trimmings” and last but
not least, the Young People’s Ser
vice League will sponsor a dance
beginning at 9:00 with music by
Coral Isle Serenaders.
All proceeds from the Country
Fair will be used for the church
building repair fund.
Like to have friends for Sunday
toa? For a delicious sandwich fill
ing. mix cream cheese with well
drained crushed pineapple. Make
the sandwiches of thinly sliced
bread, the cream-cheese mixture
and sprays of water cress. A bowl
of salted almonds goes well with
HOW GOOD ARE YOUR SCHOOLS
vo c o
make them better.
This is the message of
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
NOVEMBER 7 TO 13
Sponsored in the puhhc interest by
The Faculty and Students of
KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
San Carlos Honor
The San Carlos School honor roll
for the first nine weeks period of
| instruction has been announced as
j follow s:
Children's Division (Elementary
Spanish and English Courses):
j Third grade. Brian Reynolds. Jane
Rivas; second grade. Veda Sch
midt. Ralph Arnold; first grade,
j Tcm Sawyer. Elsie Peters. Juani
j ta Navarro. Nancy Frank. Tommy
i Schmidt; and kindergarten w- Ch.
William Grant. Marty M. Arnold,
Sharon Navarro, . Dolores Valdez.
Gail Nigma, Frances Shafchuk,
Theresa Blackman. Warren Paul
sen, Judith Moore, Maureen Casey.
Special class (Conversational
Spanish): Charles A. Kasdorf,
Cathrvn Rule. Paige Dempsey,
William Flannery, Marilyn De
Land. William Rothamel, Leslie
Higbie. Susan Young, Penny Por
ter. Rickord Bradley, Maureen
Campbell, Ellen Brooks. Martha
A. Stark, Merrell Sands, James
Higbie, Scott Shields, Cathy Umble,
Hal Porter. Jeffrey Blackman,
Philip Woodruff, Betty A. .Stephens,
Carol Harrison. Sharon Hurd. John
Stanley, Susan Carey. Anna B.
Boaz, Connie Stephens, Richie Car
ter and David Brye.'
Perfect attendance Ralph Ar
nold. Brian Reynolds, Veda Sch
midt. Sharon Prescott, Thomat>
Schmidt, Cecile Cates, Tom Saw
yer. Michele Orbovich. Juanita Na
varro, Scott Cates, Elsie Peters,
; Elizabeth Manscal. Hal Porter,
Penny Porter, Paige Dempsey,
Merrell Sands. Cathryn Rule. Wil
liam Rothamel. James C. Howell,
Sheila Hoffmann. Diana Smyer’.
Linda Roberts, Maureen Casey,
Judith Moore, Barbara J. Wellard,
and Theresa Blackman.
Adult's Division (Conversational
| Spanish Courses)—students in good
Beginners Ruth Higbie, An
tonio D. Suarez. Zo Cooley, Edwin
Matoon. Patricia Artman.' Sylvia
John Waldne.r, Colin G.
Jameson, Hester R. Stutz, M.
Gretchen Blackman, Jane H. Whid
den. Francoise R. S. Weymouth,
Ethel Crane, Ruth C. Bowen, Claire
Stanley, Arthur Crane. Olivia F.
Cary and Shirley Del Rio.
. Advanced students. Nedra Por
ter. Edna L. Tiffany, Marian
Stark. Lucille Calverley, Hazel
Cutlan, Jose Balajadia, Margaret
Hundley, Curtiss Tiffany, Eula H.
Fritz, Herbert Stephens. William
Dickerson. Al. Chalifoux. Irene
llannick, Garnet Fallon and Shir
ley C. Fay.
English students in good stand
ing: Migdalia Brito, Lidya Mans
cal, Miguel Brito. Jr., Manuel
Lorenzo. Miguel Brito, Sr., Antoli
na Montano. Emma Moreno. Yo
landa Balajadia, Zoila Negrin and
The Spanish instructor at San
Carlos is Miss Benildcs L.- Re
nrond and Mrs. Alice Roberts is
the English instructor.
ZX-ll PARTY TONIGHT
AT SEAPLANE POOL
ZX-ll’s “Come As You Are” par
ty will be held at the Seaplane
Base Pool tonight at 8:00.
Its’ a “BYOB” party. Set upt
and a late evening snack will be
TELEPHONE: Citizen Office* 2*5661
For Does' Fashion
Final plans for the B. P. O. Does
Second Annual Fashion Show to
be held in the Annex of the Elks
Club tonight at 9 p. m. have been
completed, it was announced by
Mrs. Pearl Reed, chairman.
Organizations that will be repre
sented by models are Catholic
Daughters, C. M. I. Alumnae. Be
ta Omega, Exemplar. Fleet Re
serve Auxiliary, B. P. O. Does
Officers Wives’ Club. Fred As
taire Studio. Gerald Finder School
of Dance, Order of the Eastern
Star, Navy Nurses, Registered
Nurses Association. American Le
gion Auxiliary. N. A S. Wives, Si
nawiks and the JayShees.
Models who have recently re
gistered are Velma Bouxsein, Ada
Kamos. Blanche McCoy, Mary
Morry and Sandra Johnson.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Harvey will be
commentator and Larry Cedarberg
will act as Master of Ceremonies
for the program which will feature
Bob Youmans. Song Stylist, Ro!-.
lene and Bpb Pollock in an exhibi
tion Tango, and VlAnn Youmans
Music will be provided by John
Beautiful door prizes which will
be drawn during the evening, have
been donated by the following mer
chants: Ideal Togs. The Cuba Shop.
Betty Ann Stationers, Fuller Brush
Company, Brown’s Gift Shop. Arts
and Things, House of Unen. Na
tional Shirt Shop. Pix Shoes Store,
Speas Plate Glass Cos.. Three Sis
ters, Victory Market, Paul and Es
telle Shell Shop, J. Reid Beauty
Attention—Men In Uniform!
lor A Limited Time
8 x 10 Platinum-Tone Portrait
I\o Cost No Obligation
At An Added Convenience* Our Studio Will Re
Often Every Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.
For Any Type Sitting
DON RAY PORTRAIT STUDIO
705 Duval Street
II NOON - 9 P.M. TELEPHONE 2-3281
Opening Monday Morning ot 9M!
W are happy to be re-opening
for the season with anew and
exciting collection of Imported
and domestic resort wear (for
both men and gals)!
Distinctive Gift* for Christmas:
417 Duvil .Strew. . . . Key Wert
GS Leaders Club
The Girl Scout Leaders Club will
resume its regular “Workshop
meetings’’ on Wednesday, Novem
The meeting will be held at the
Wesley House on Varela street at
Ail Scout and Brownie leaders
and committee members are invit
ed to attend.
Salon, Wea\er’s Stock Island. Jo*
Fernandez Pabst Blue Ribbon,
Key West Provision
i The charming Holiday Fashions
are featured by the Mar Ed Shop,
| who will also provide the apprv
priate accessories and jewelry.
Hair styling will be done by th*
Adorable Beauty Salon.
In Joining A
Please Call 2-5942
OK LEAVE YOUR NAME
AND ADDRESS AT
4 TACKLE STORE
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