Miami News Onlooker Column 2/9/68 -- Flower Power Replaces Hearts, Cupids

Hearts and flower children time...at Coral Gables Country Club tomorrow night.

Nothing as schmaltzy as cupid and hearts for the Valentine fling, says Cynthia Skrip. Their "Hippie Committee" --- Joan and Mike Sandler, Claire and Jeff Browne, Jan and Russ McGraw, Bette and John Findeisen, Barbara Binns and Steve Steffen are staging a "Love-In", asking members to come in hippy costumes.

Prizes for the best, weirdest and most "way out" garb will be awarded. Fred Shannon Smith and his "Flower Children" will soothe.
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The town's oldest club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, bubbles up its annual chowder party on George Washington's birthday, according to Malcolm D. McNaughton.

This will be the 82nd chowder party to be held midway down the Pines canal on Key Biscayne and only boats can get there.
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Marge B. Hendry will christen the Top O' Surfside Six at the Runaway Bay Club come Feb. 16, at 6-8:30 p.m. with a cocktail party. The new Runaway Bay, at 1819 79 St. Causeway, headed by effervescent Ray Allen, has just named TV star Chuck Connors to the board of directors.
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At tonight's Heart Ball at the Fontainebleau Hotel, a new dance -- "The Jog" -- which doctors are recommending for the health of the heart, will be taught. The teacher will be U-M President Dr. Henry King Stanford.
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At Lady Sassoon's Heart Ball in Nassau next week at the Paradise Island Hotel, Clare Booth Luce will be one of the honored guests. Meyer Davis will personally conduct his own orchestra for the event, benefiting the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Fund, honoring Lady Sassoon's late husband.
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Mary Sylvia Thornal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Thornal, who "came out" at the Confederate Ball two years ago, is being married Feb. 24 in Arcadia, where the Thornals now live. Her fiance is George Thomas Dees, son of Mrs. William I. Dees of Arcadia and the late Mr. Dees.
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Diamond Jubilee plus One Anniversary of Florida Memorial College calls for a dinner at the Deauville on March 9. Raymond Burr, TV's Perry Mason, will be honored guest.
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A rose garden party staged by Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Sansone at their home, 5135 SW 113th Ct. was a winner, for Frank wins blue ribbons with his champion roses. Even Mayor Chuck Hall acclaimed the sweep of beauties...Back from Indies House on Duck Key are Betty and Ted Niarchos who bought WVCG and live in Gables-by-the-Sea. Their three images, Teddy, Christine and Tim, went along.