Potato Sticks (1937); Snack Tables; Pizazz; Keep Your Shirt On

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   The OED has 1972.
   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 20 May 1937, pg. 22, col. 6:

_Four New Appetizer Titbits_
   _Ready for Cocktail Tables_
Texas Sends Corn Chips, Potato Sticks Here in Cans...
   POTATO STICKS--French fried potatoes, shoestring style, are on the market in cans, crisp and golden and good enough to serve right along with the corn chips as shown in the photograph.  Guests will not neglect these either even when presented in the company of the Texas specialty.  One can of the sticks serves six, maybe more, according to how many other odds and ends are set out on the help-yourself table.


   OED doesn't have this table.
   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 1 June 1937, pg. 12, cols. 5-6:

_Pili Nuts From the Philippines_
_Are Novelty for "Snack Tables"_

PIZAZZ (continued)

   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, section one, 16 May 1937, pg. 11, col. 1 ad:

_Piazza_ PIZAZZ*...ONLY AT

*Pizazz...means dash, verve

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON (continued)

   From the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 2 June 1937, pg. 4, col. 1:

_"Keep Shirt On."_
_French Editor_
_Tells America_
   The American plan, he said, seems to be that when international misunderstanding is threatened, the principals, to use an American term, should keep their shirts on and get around the conference table to talk things over, but "here I notice the first tendency is not for the principals to get together and iron out their disagreements at a conference but to take their shirts off and immediately start fighting."

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