SUE JONES, Editor
Mmdiy, December 13, 1954
Youth Panel Recommends Action
Against Lewd Magazines, Comics
Discussion on licentious magazines and comic books took place
at a special meeting of Juvenile Council, last Tuesday night at the
County Clinic building on Fleming Street.
The “Youth Panel” is a newly-organized group composed of
members of the three high schools in Key West, organized and spear
headed by Miss Joan Knowles, Key West High School senior, who
contributed the valuable information she gathered from similar con
ferences while attending Northwestern University last summer.
Reverend Ralph Rogers intro
duced the Youth Panel to the as
sembly as Jack McDonough, mod
erator, Freda Wolf and Rosselle
Gow of Key West High School, Wil
liam Edwards and Donald Carey
of Douglass High School, Annette
Dibn and Allan Bonamy from the
Convent of Mary Immaculate.
The group's presentation of evi
dence, proving the undesirability
of licentious magazines and comic
books and showing how the cur
tailment of such publications could
reduce juvenile delinquency was
Each member tf the Panel gave
a detailed report on their findings,
with, sample copies, of undesirable
literature as evidence. •
Afer the group completed their
presentation they were joined in a
general discussion by those assem
bled. One of the many excellent
ideas presented to carry out this
program was to make a combined
community collection of this type
Of literature and destroy it in a
Other suggestions wens to stop
their distribtuion by contacting
Congressmen to keep such publica
tions from passage through the
mails; to check their local distri
bution and attempt to stop them
locally; to present problem to all
civic organizations requesting them
to take a dXnite stand banning
such literature or boycotting those
establishments selling them; to
write to the publishers of the big
magazines, explaining the situa
tion and how they are unwittingly
involved and request their aid m
the drive by having them check
their distributors’ method of distri
bution, and in emergency, use pla
cards outside establishments dis
playing such literature.
Members of other organizations
attending this meeting planned to
have the Youth Panel group pre
sent their discussion on the sub
ject’ at their own meetings and in
so doing, carry the work further.
Alsdrt Carey, president pro tern,
presided at the meeting.
Tftgfnext regular meeting of the
MoSrde County Juvenile Council
wilibe held on Monday, December
27 at 1:00 p. m. in the Monroe
County Health Clinic building on,
The public is cordially invited to
attend thise meetings.
TO MEET TOMORROW
Members of District 25, Florida
State Nurses Association will meet
tomorrow night at the home of
Mrs. Edith Brown, 1715 United
Street for a short business meet
ing with a Christmas party after
Doug Autry Show
At Elks 9 Charity
Gene Autry’s only brother, Doug,
well > known singer in his own
right he records for Decca
will be one of the headliners at the
Kiky Annual Charity Ball on Sat
* Also on the show will be Bar
bara Bardo, world’s champion las
so artist. Miss Bardo in private life
is Mrs. Doug Autry.
Appearing with the Autrys will be
the popular magician and Sleight*
of hand artist, ‘Chandu.”
The dance will be held in the
Elks Club auditorium beginning at
9:00 p. m.
Tickets may be purchased at the
Broadway Cigar Store and reser
vations may be made by calling the
All proceeds from the dance will
go to the Elks fund for local
HARRIS PTA SETS
The music "department of Harris
School will' present a Christmas
program at the regular meeting of
the Harris P. T. A. tomorrow night.
The meeting will be held in the
school auditorium at 8:00. The pro
gram is under the direction of
Mrs. Mary Tichenor, music teach
er at Harris School.
These sandwiches are good
enough fur company. Use a slice
of cheese and one of ham between
two slices of bread; dip the sand
wiches in * French toast batter,
then brown on both sides in but
ter or margarine. Serve with your
favorite variety of pickles or with
olives. Tiny bouquets of watercress
and radish roses will look pretty
the sandwiches, too.
Society - Personals News Of Interest To Women
TH* KSY WIST CITIZEN
In the beginning, a baby doesn’
want things to play with. He en
joys feeding, bathing, being allow
ed to kick freely and wiggle, and
he loves being picked up, rocked,
sung to. As time passes, those
busy hands begin reaching out for
whatever is handy.
“It’s a picnic to try to diaper
Danny,” laughed his mother.
“He’s grabbing for the-pins or the
cord on the window shade or if
there’s nothing- else he’ll go for his
Now’s the time to introduce a
toy or two he’ll be around 4
months old. At this age he’ll be
awake for longer periods and prob
ably will have at least one real
play time. Of course he plays
every minute he’s awake ,in be
tween the eating and the cleaning
up. But as time goes on there de
velops a time when there’s nothing
else to do but-play. He’ll spend
this time examining his hands,
feeling the sheet or the sides of
his crib or playpen, looking at a
light, a beam of sunshine or trees
moving in the baeeze.
A baby learns to grab before he
learns how to let go. He will reach
for and hang on to a toy, wave it
around with glee, then suddenly
the hand relaxes and he’s quite
surprised to discover the toy is
gone. He’ll like to have you put it
back in his hand.
Your baby will feel, shake, look
at and chew everything that comes
his way. He has to find out all
there is to know about it—chewing
it and tasting it are important to
him.. When he is getting teeth he
has a special urge to chew to help
push the teeth through the gums.
The plastic toys filled with water
that you freeze in your refrigerator
are especially good at this time be
cause the cold soothes inflamed
By the time a baby is 6 to 7
months old he discovers he can
About now he’U enjoy playing
ball. He’ll sit on the floor and push
a big ball away from him and love
tio have you push it back so he can
do K again.
During the first year a baby
doesn’t need many bought toys,
but you’ll probably want to get
him some. Get plastic rattles,
rings, big beads on a string, a
small stuffed animal or two, or
tails to wiggle are more fun than
snug ones. He’ll like a soft rubber
toy that squeaks. A large soft ball
and something that dumps into
something else are good toward the
end of the first year.
Watch out that every toy is safe.
Be sure it is too big to choke on
and has no looses parts that can
come off, like whistles in rubber
toys, buttons on stuffed animals,
stones in rattles. See that there
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FLAMENCO TEAM—Estelita and Chlcuelo, one of ft* feoat
known Spanish dance duos in Cuba and iha United States, will
appear in two 45-minute "live** stage shows Wednesday night at
Key Waal's San Carloa Theatre.
Out Of The Rag Bag
And Under The Tree
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PERENNIAL FAVORITES—Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy
are easy to make at home for Christmas giving.
Even in an age of space cadets
and toyland rockets to the moon,
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy
never have lost their appeal for
small fry. The affection of children
everywhere for these colorful char
acters with woolly red hair and
rag-bag costumes remains con
stant, despite a trend toward
frighteningly human dolls.
Every child should have a Rag
edy Ann and Andy at some point
in his life, and sewing center ex
perts offer some tips on sewing
them so they retain all their cheer
You can get a standard pattern
for the dolls, including a transfer
design for the faces, which may be
embroidered on your sewing ma
chine. The bodies are made of a
half yard of 35-inch flesh-colored
muslin and stuffed with cotton bat
ting. Their clothes can be made
from ragbag scraps.
Raggedy Ann’s calico dress re
quires a half yard of fabric; her
white apron and long drawers call
for another half yard. Raggedy
Andy’s shirt of gingham is only 1/4
yard, and his blue trousers are 3/8
“Holiday Sketches" Musical Revue
To Be Presented At USO Tonight
“Holiday Sketches,” a musical show, written and directed by the
dance instructors of the Pinder School of Dance will be presented
at the USO-YMCA on Whitehead Street tonight.
The show will be part of the regular holiday program, planned
by the program department of the “Y.”
Jane Judson, program director,'
has announced that the program is
open to Service personnel and the r
families. There will be no admis
Ida Gellrich and her orchestra,
thru the courtesy of the Musicians
are no sharp edges or points and
no paint that could poison him.—
ITEMS OF INTEREST TO EVERYONE
For Raggedy Ann, the waist and
legs of her drawers as well as the
sleeves of her dress and waistband
of her apron are stitched with
elastic thread. Hie elastic thread
is wound on the bobbin of your
electric sewing machine. Hie
amount of gathering is controlled
by the nutnber of stitches to the
inch. The fewer the stitches the
greater the amount of fullness.
Be sure to get the old-fashioned
shiny black shoe buttons for their
eyes. They add a beguiling note
which cannot be imitated.
The pattern also includes a cape
and hood for Raggedy Ann and a
cap for Raggedy Andy, tor pro
tection on chilly nights.
The irresistible charm of these
rag doUs has been known to outlak
years of newer toys. When the
shiniest electric train has gone to
a rusty grave, and when the most
appealing blue-eyed baby doll has
been given away, Raggedy Ann
and Raggedy Andy, faded but
valiant, will still have top billing.
Performance Trust Fund, will di
rect the music for the show in add
ition to playing the dance music
during the show intermissions.
The program for the review is
Opening, “Mr. Sandman” by the
entire cast, “In A Persian Market”
danced by Rose Yates and Gerry
“Anchors Aweigh,” Military
Flare by Stewart Brenner, Char
lotte Kearns and Ruth Mazeau.
Ballet Modern, “Stella By Star
light,” danced by Shelia Gardner.
“All That Oil In Texas,” Rhy
thy Tap, danced by Gale Varela,
Orchid Mira and Ruth Kearns.
“Coquette,” tap solo by Lorraine
Butler, followed by Intermission
with dancing by the Ida Gellrich
Part Two opens with “By the
Sea,” a precision musical comedy
danced by Gale Varela, Patti Chap
man, Sheila Gardner, Orchis Mi
ra and Rose Yates.
Ballin’ The Jack,” danced by
Ruth Cormack, Mary Herrich,
Joyce White and Nancy Gelabert.
“Opus 2” danced.by Patti Chap
man, Rose Yates, Gale Varela,
Ruth Kearns and Sheila Gardner*
“Mambo,” presented by Lorraine
Butler and Gerry Pinder.
“Blue Skies,” danced by Stewart
Brenner, Ruth Mazeau, Fred Case
and Charlotte Kearns.
“Winter Wonderland,” presenting
Furh Fashions of 1954, will be
highlighted by “White Christmas”
and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow”
sung by Don Albin.
Models for this part of the re
viue are Rose Yates, Yvonne
Moore, Sheila Gardner, Orchid Mi
ra, Sylvia Knowles, Patti Chap
man Ruth Kearns, Lona Allen
Madeline De Barcee, Gale Varda
and Lorraine Butler.
The finale will be followed by
Heat drained canned small white
Ohions in a cheese sauce; spsinlde
with paprika or minced parsley he
i fon serving.
Publicity chairmen for organisations listed in the Club
Calendar are requested to notify the society editor if there
has been any change in the REGULAR date, time or place
o< meetings so that the calendar will be correct at all times.
I VERY MONDAY
10:00—Gym Class far Officers’ wives, Bldg. S3, Seaplane Base
7:3o—Sigsbee Community Council at Shelter
S:oo—Logia “Marti” Nro. 3. Caballeros de Marti, 910 Elizabeth
MONDAY, December 13
7:3o—DeMolay Mothers’ Circle, St. Paul’s Parish Hall
7:3O—WSG, W. S. C. S. of First Methodist Church
7:3O—WSCS Board, Ist Methodist Church at church annex
B:oo—Presbyterian Church Exec board, at the church
B:oo—Anchor Lodge, Masonic, Scottish Rite Temple, 533 Eaton
8:00—Beta Sigma Phi, Beta Omega, Lions Den, Seminary Street
9:oo—Ladies Day Golf Tournament, Golf Club
9:oo—Thrift Shop, Navy Commissary open until 12 noon
6:4s—Kiwanis Club, LaConcha Hotel
7:3o—Youth for Christ Bible Study, Fleming St Methodist Church
B:oo—Knights of Pythias, Pythian Hall, 728 Fleming St.
B:oo—Stock Car Association, Legion Home. Slock Island
TUESDAY, December 14
10:00-ZX-11 Officers’ Wives Club
7:3o—DeMolay, Scottish Rite Temple, 533 Eaton Street
7:3O—WSCS, First Methodist Church, at the church
7:3o—Truman School, PTA, at the school
7:3o—Dist. 25, Fla. State Nurses Association
- 00-^PpincjamL..School. JPXA,. at.the...school ........ _ _
B:oo—Harris School PTA, at the school
B:OO—VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Home, 325 Elizabeth Street
B:oo—Engineers’ Club Armory Building, White and Southard
—Surface Development Officers’ Wives Club
B:oo—Junior Chamber of Commerce, Clubhouse, Flagler Ave.
WEDNESDAY, December 15
10:00—OWC Book Review cancelled will resume in January
10:00—Island City Navy Wives, Bldg. 266, Naval Station
12:30—HS-l Officers’ Wives Club luncheon.
12:30—Naval Air Station Officers’ Wives luncheon
8:00—F and AM, Dade Lodge,Scottish Rite Temple, 533 Eaton St.
. 8:00—BPW Club, at Woman’s Club, 319 Duval Street
It’s the little things that count
in stretching a wardrobe, as in
other things. Dainty accessories
can make one outfit do the work
of several, and home seamstress
es are learning to turn out lacy
dickeys, jabots and collars in
The hand-made look of tiny pin
tucks, ruffles and lacy insertions
can all be done on the sewing
machine, by uae of the various
attachments. Sewing center ex
perts give some tips on how to
make two dickeys and a jabot
from standard patterns.
The tucked dickey requires the
use of the tucker, ruffler and
buttonholer. To make the tucks,
set tuck scale at 1%, space gauge
at 2, and stitch regulator at 12.
You will need two pieces of or
gandy, 18 by 18 inches. Leaving
a three-inch margin on each
piece, tuck across both pieces of
You will use the ruffler for the
pleated neck finish, working on
a strip of fabric 1 1/4 inches
wide and 72 inches long. Fold
the fabric in half lengthwise and
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DAINTY DICKEYS • • . Easy to make by machine.
press. Adjust the ruffler for
pleating by placing the adjusting
lever in the slot marked 6, the
dial gauge at pleating, and the
stitch regulator at 12. Leave 12
inches of fabric at each end of
the strip for the tie at the neck,
and pleat the rest
Now cut out dickey using the
tucked material, and construct
according to pattern directions.
The buttonholer will make the
For the jabot cut out first ac
ording to pattern instructions,
and baste lace to right side of
each section along outside edges
and on seam allowance line, mi
tering the corners of the lace.
Back the lace with a strip of tar
latan to insure perfect work. Use
the zigzag attachment to stitch
lace to fabric, setting the adjust
ment screw at 2H and the stitch
regulator at 12. After the lace is
zigzagged in place, remove the
tarlatan by cutting dore to *h*
stitched line, said trim the jabot
For Best Results, Use Classified Ads
fabric close to the same line..
Now complete the jabot accord
ing to pattern directions.
Small tucks, lace insertions
and tiny suffles are a feminine
combination. To make this dick
ey, you cut the pattern from fab
ric which has been tucked and
finished with lace insertions.
Strips of tucked fabric are joined
by the lace. Beginning with two
pieces of organdy 18 inches long
and 12 inches wide, begin tucks
on first one inch in from edge.
With tuck scale set at %, space
gauge at 1 and stitch regulator
at 12, use your tucker to make
three pin tucks. Cut off 1/4 inch
from last marked line made by
tucker, and proceed on second
group of three tucks. Continue
until you have made three groups
of pin tucks for each side of the
Now remove tucker from ma
chine, and attach edgestitcher to
join strips together. Working
with one tucked strip, fold fabric
under a long marked line. Place
marked tuck line and the other
1/4 inch from the first tuck.
Stitch lace to edges, joining two
strips. On the third group of
tucks, only one raw edge is
turned under. Repeat for other
side of dickey.
With right sides of tucked
pieces facing, fold dickev pattern
in half to cut out.
For the ruffled front first cut
a strip of organdy 1 1/4 inches
wide and 7% inches long. With
edges folded under 1/4 inch, ga
ther lace and stitch to edges. The
edge is finished with lace gather
ed to fit around the dickey, and
a bias strip stitched to hold lace
in place. With right sides of dick
ey and lace together, stitch bias
strip 1/4 inch from edge. Turn
and hem, trimming raw edges
close to lace jpsertion. Finish
dickey, following pattern direc
lace insertion in edgestitcher and
stitch lace to f&bric. On the sec
cn frroup f techs, both
must ca turned uo-tr, one on the
TELEPHONE: Citizen Office, 2-5661
By Dorothy Roe
AP Women's Editor
Working wives are better house
keepers than their stay-at-home
sisters, and ask less help from
their husbands, says Madge Lewyt,
who spends moat of her time in
quiring into the housekeeping hab
its of U.S. women.
A few years ago Miss Lewyt vol
unteered to help her brother com
pile some facts about how modern
women clean house and she has
been at it ever since. The brother
is Alex Lewyt, manufacturer of
vacuum cleaners and other items.
Says Madge, who bears the title
of research consultant:
“In recent surveys I have found
that women who work at a full
time job away from home all day
tackle their housework the same
way they do their office work.
They organize it efficiently and
don’t get bogged down in it.
“Women who stay at home all
day are likely to dawdle along at
housework, using the old-fashioned
methods they learned from their
mothers. There’s probably some
thing psychological about it. These
women have a feeling they aren’t
doing a big important job in just
keeping house, and so they try to’
make it sound as hard as possible.
“These are the women who do
most of the complaining when
their husbands come home at
night, and the ones who act hurt if
Free Dance Set
For Tonight At
Another in a series of dances
sponsored by the City Recreation
Department and the local musi
cians’ union has been scheduled at
Bayview Park tonight.
The dance wll be held on the en
larged basketball court beginning
at 7:30 p. m.
Gus Ayala’s orchestra will play
through special arrangement with
the transcription fund of the Am
erican Federation of Musicians.
Everyone is invited to come out
and dance or listen to one of Key
West’s outstanding orchestras.
A special invitation is extended to
high school boys and girls.
There is no admission to any of
these dances at the park.
Read Citizen Daily
USE common sense. Be sure
toys are safe (no sharp
edges and no small pieces that
can be swallowed) and durable
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their husbands don’t help with t
dishes or other chores.”
Working women, on the oth.
hand, says Miss Lewyt, seem
take pride in being able to do two
jobs and do both well. She says:
“Most women who work outside
the home get the house cleaned up
in the evening after dinner, and
give the house a thorough clean
ing once a week, usually on Satur
“They learn to empty ashtrays
and straighten up tbe living room
before th|y go to bed at night,
spending only a few minutes at it,
but leaving it neat They put away
their clothes when they take them
off, and keep up with all the littla
things that keep a house neat, in
stead of letting them pile up.”
Miss Lewyt has found that soma
women take all day to clean house
simply because they have all day
to spend. Actually it -should be
possible to give a thorough clean
ing to a three or four-room apart
ment in not more than two hours,
Says Miss Lewyt:
“After the years I’ve spent in
quiring into such things, I’ve be
come convinced that it’s better for
both wives and husbands if the
wife has a job outside the home,
provided there are no small chil
dren. A job keeps her busy, alert
and interested, and she becomes a
better homemaker as well.”
The best way to find out whether
a steak has reached the desired
degree of doneness, is to cut a
small gash near the bone and note
the color of the meat.
Cream a quarter cup of butter
or margarine with a quarter cup -J.
honey; serve with pancakes, hot
biscuits or muffins.
When you use slices or wedges
of banana for winter fruit plates,
be sure to dip the banana in lemon
juice so it won’t darken. .
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