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Nancy Wynne Tells of the Ball Given Last NiSht for Miss Jane Hepburn She Speaks of the Many Parties Given for the Younger Set EVKIIT bull yon ko to yon feci, "Well, this Is the mot. bountiful of tliem nil I" Anil yet 'there l some, thing nt cueli wlilf,h It different from the others, nml so there Was nt the Hep burns' party Inat night given for Jane, their nrcnnil ilnnglitcr. Mnric LoiiIho, ,you remember, came out Inst year nml Jnne this Honpon. They nre very popular girls. I ncnrcely think there has been n ten this year nt p-hleh .Tnne hns not received. She Is (nkcil to everything nml all thtv girls nre devoted to her. She ii small nnd dark, you know, with wnvy hnlr nnd dark cjf. nnd Is very full of fun. ' The dance was held In the Itoso Gardens of the Hellcvue-Strntford, which were trniiiformed Into a Krone of rare floral benuty. Festoons of nuturnl imllnx nnd pink ropes euitnlned the wnlln, while wrenths of boxwood nnd pink rqscs were hung nbove. the ulilo lights, n'lilch vpro covered with pink ehadcH. . The" ntncc wns nrtlstlenlly banked with Obrlstmns trees nglow with tiny red lights, while inaiwos of pink roses and hegonlns completely conccnled the orchestra. Mrs. Hepburn nnd her daughters re ceived the guestH in the reception room, which wns bnnked with cybodlum ferns and pink roses. Mrs. Hepburn woie n gown of .French blue velvet, embroid ered in rhlncstones, nnd made with n court train lined with sliver cloth, which fell from the shoulders. Mario Louise was charming In Nile green tsatin embroidered in silver, while Jane Hepburn looked sweet In n frock of sllipr cloth combined with 'midnight blue tulle and made with a girdle of red rosea. Sflpper was served ut half past twelve in the South Garden nnd the Oak Room, ut small tnbles, effectively decorated with maiden hnlr fern nnd pink roses. I HAVE not seen a debutnutc on the street this whole week or nnywhero but at the ten Mrs. Scott gavo for her niece, Klsle Hirst, on Wednesday. Good reason why, they're about dead. A party every night! And many of the older pirN and the married set, too, are half dead as well. Kvery single night n bnll ! Firtt the Ynrnulis on Monday night, which wns u hugo affair: then the Ben edick on Tuesday ; the Strnwbrldges on Wednesday; the Hepburns last night and the- Coxes tonight, nnd tomorrow the Supper Club. Now, can you beat it for gay times? And the school set has ken goin nlmost as hard. There have been tho Wurts class nnd the Saturday evening and Mrs. Ducr's and scvernl other parties as well, und card parties jnd theatres an' everything. WHAT on enrth has n child to look forward to when he or she grows op. theue days? Do you remember when It was an extraordinary thing for some one to give a childien's party ut nny time but the linlldays, und then there wan generally the Christmas Saturday Etenlng and perliups one or two other dance nnd n theatre pnrty, nnd then nothing more but Saturday evenings every other week till Easter, when there wa usually nn Easter dance. And we had just as much fnn us the irirls nnd bovs of today, and we girls wore organdie frocks that cost nbom fifty cents u yard and a grent many of us made tiiem ourselves. Hut todaj the boyn and girls of sev enteen have their cars nnd their satin towns lind velvet cloaks nnd their irolcl ' cigarette ousts, ami as some one snid of one girl she hnd seen getting into her car the other day : "She looks as if there was nothing In life that could Interest her ; she hns nothing to look foruard to." WELL, I won't philosophize more, but I will tell j on one thing to show you that I know whereof I speak. A fertain mother told me last jenr that her dmifliter had received at Knstertimi' fiftj inventions to parties. And that fame little daughter was then fifteen jcars of age ! Isn't it a pity that home of the pnr enti do not call n halt and refuse some of the invitations or meet together and plan that there shall be just so ninny rattle, for ench holiday time nnd beg thoe who wish to entertnln to let their party wait over till the next holiday time'- Of course, the kiddies would not like It now, but in later years they'd thank J for hardening their characters a little bit by not giving them everything they want when they are growing up. TYVN'NY lias gone nwny to live nnd ' though he hated very much to leave (iinudmothcr nnd Auntie, he did pot tfi'iu to mind leaving school at all. rcr, ' said lie "that Freryh teacher'th no good even when I bad, she never Puth me in ve corner." NANCY WYNNE. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Mr and Mrs. .Iihiihh Alexander ltohln j. of Pittsburgh, nnnounce the engage ment of their ilnuirhter, Miss I.etltla uoblnson. to Mr. Henry C. Olbson. eon or Jirn j Howard Gibson, of 2001 Wal nut street it.. ,aml Mrs' Frank King Miller, 01 t . ,"ri' unnounco tho encasement or ,r -Miller's ilnunhter, Mlas Doris Haven Miller to Mr Mondell Harris Cl.irlt. son " -Mr uml .Mrs, Louis A. Clnrli, of Chicago i?!1"..""1' -Mrs. decrire H. Frailer, of !' "Itucc wtreet, will entertain at illn hoL" 'i'.?'la' night. January i. In nonor ,f Mss kioIho Warrlner. ilebu- i),r.'l!V'Jrl,,,:r of Mr and .Mrs Samuel Ji,!er .U arriner, of 135 South ElRlit ,i ,1,ri',-'t' before tho dunce that Mr na Mrs sntic Tntnnll Starr will Kle PALMER'S SILKS Annual Clearance Sale Sweeping reductions in prices, averaging half what these silks sold for a few weeks ago. Nturnl Color Pongoe, 33 inch. Imported. 7Rf p i n , . . n Georgette, 40 Inch. Flcah color. Former Price $2. SO. Georgette. 40 inch. Black, extra heavy. former PW. J Aft Satin Face Creno. 40 Inch. Navy, ruW Quality. chlffon Velvet, Af Incl.. i.lLllk. ltn4A. I Dl-L D.L.'f -uc una uiacn. leion 'rg.. .Il.wo.1, 40 Inch and B4 , , ur former price, $z,au to w.au. -r .A ,. tficotino, 50 Inch, all-wool. Imported. $3.50 former Price S6.S0. If the elevator is crowded, it will pan you to wait. 1318 CHESTNUT, STREET 15 thSnitzf.CMnrl?cnS.Iftry SUrr arlsCOm ,?.Ir' ttn4. Mrs' Ernest L. Dlnnlnir ana their small daughter, of Baltlmoro, will nltm b Water Mrs. Henry Voorhecs Htlt. Thli Sf.it34 Hou,h ltthtccnth street. e wLAllJjvc,1u.n1(1 Mr- CHnton Ilog. ers Woodruff, which will be irolemnlztd w?L q"c,ly nt. ll'90 0'clck next W,?,'",nc.IT10,rnlnB I" tho Eplscopnl ....... ,. u, oi, jjUne nna mo upipnnny. Mr. ftllfl lrti MnptiiiiH Afr ..1 nnnn ft,JlH,tstrco1tVwin nttnln nt supper -.. -ju..u. lllIll. Mr'. 1'"l,Mr"' - Hamilton Colkn will entertain Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Cfncr. J,r' and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Francis iiiimui ni dinner ni meir nome. 2U10 ,.. ,...., ,j,, , ucauiijr infill. Janu ary i, to lio followed by a box party at Mr. nnd Mrs. Alan Hnrtwell Strong, of Twenty-tlrst and Do Lanccy streets, )V," L e",t,r,nJn at a family dinner nt their homo New Year's Day In honor of V "."." cuumis, mr. ana Mrs. jmnen t weston, or New Brunswick, who aro their Huosts for a week. Mrs. J. kdward Woodbrldge, of Ches ter, will entertain Informally at tea at the New Century Club on Now Yoar'B uiiui uuon. Mrs. Thomnn Cnrpu ir,iurn,A noin Do Lancey street, has Issued Invitations jur a nranii cam party nt her home on Saturday afternoon. Janunry 8. Mrs. Arthur Burneston Owens, wife of Major Owens, U s. M. C, will enter tain at a enrd jiarty on Wednesday aft ernoon and also on Wednesday night at - nuiiie, 13.0 suunK street. Mrs. William Howard McCJomn, ot South Oarnet street, will bo at home Informally on New Year's afternoon from 1 until 7 o'clock. Mr. and Mrn. n. Morris knra. of 5210 Drexel road. Ovprhrnnlr will ntArintn i dinner tonight at their homo In honor or .HiKs .Marie Muppiec. uauBlitcr or Mr. and Mrs. C Henderson Suppleo, of G06B Wynnodeld avenuo. Wynnefleld, who will be married tomorrow afternoon In tho Overbrook Preshvtorlnn rrhiirch Overbrook, to be followed by a recep- nun ui i:ie ueuevue-otrnuoru. rs. Kdward Bowman Leaf. Miss Kllcn Lane Leaf and Miss Frances Trenchard Loaf, of 2027 Walnut street, will bo at home on Mondays In January, i rum uniii t;.iu o ciock. .Mrs. ueorRO Upton Favorlto, who la staylnc with Mrs. Leaf, will recelvo with them. No cardB have been sont out Mrs. Frank T. Patterson, of 2200 St Jnmea place, will be at homo on Thurs days during January after 3 o'clock. No cards have been sent out. Mrs. Patterson will entertain at dinner Tor Miss Dorothy Stevens before tho Mld winter Ball. Mr. J. Bertram Llpplncott, accom panied by his sn. Mr. Bertram Lip otneott, of 17 19' Spnico street, win leave the latter part of next week for a flBhlng trip In Florida, where they expect to remain for a fortnight. Miss Mary Starr Grlscom. debutante) daughter of Mr. Rodman H. Grlscom, of Dolobran, Haverford, will leavo early In February for Florida, where she will remain for several weeks. Lieutenant Oeorge Wilcox Mclver and Mrs. Mclver, of 2217 Hlttenhouse street, will leavo this week for Fort Slocum, N. Y to spond the New Year's holidays with Lieutenant Mclvcr's pa rents. Colonel and Mrs. George W. Mclver. Mr. and Mrs. C. Colkot Wilson will be nt home Informally from 3 until C o'clock on New Year's Day at Wilson Farm, Paoll. Mrs. Anderson, Mrs Caleb Cres.'on and Mrs. C Colket Wilson. Jr., will assist In receiving No cards have ,bcen sent out. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berry Fulton, of Jenklntown, are . receiving congratula tions upon tne Dim: or u son, iiooert Berry Fulton, Jr. Mrs. Fulton will be remembered as Miss Mary Pugh Seg--ner, of Ridley Park. Dr. and Mrs. John H. Kuan, of 1920 Race street, are entertaining Miss Venlo KKan and Miss auesta ugan, or New York, over the ,.olldays. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moon, of Hlch land Park, are receiving1 congratulations) on tho birth or a son jonn Martin Moon, on December 22. Mrs. Moon will bo remembered ail Mlhs Elizabeth It Martin. Dr. and Mrs. Edward L. Bauer, of 6112 Gcrmantown avenue, nre receiving congratulations upon tne uirth or a son Richard Demmo Bauer, on December 25. Post A. Travolers' Protective Asso ciation, will entertain at a children's party at Philadelphia headquarters, 1212 Walnut street, this afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. nnd Mrs. William S. Mclntyro, of Bryn Mnwr avenue, Ardmore, will entertain m cams hub evening. Mrn. Frederick S. Hahlcht. of 438 Suth Fiftieth street, will entertain at tea this niternoon at me mtz-unriton in honor of her daughter, Miss Wynn frcd Hahlcht. Mrs. Hablcht wilt be assisted by Mra Henry F. Kassecaum, of Elklns Park, and Mrs. Richard For rest, of Lnnsdale. There will bo twenty live guests, who aro members of the school set. GERMANTOWN Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Williamson, Jr., of 41)00 Pulaski avenue, will entertain at dinner at their homo this cvtnlnc. The guests will Include Mr. and Mrs. 11 t Ajawsun, imtig t.ihio inwsun, .ur Thomas Mawson, Mr. nnd Mrs, Samuel Lonnwell and Miss Marsaret LonRwell Mr nnd Mrs. William C. S. Lex, of 156 West Durham street, will entertain at dinner at their home this evening. Covers will be laid for twelve Buests. .urs. Lex entertained Inrormnlly at caids at her homo on Tuohday afternoon. Lieutenant George L. Richard, U. S. N, and Mrs. Richard have returned to tholr home In Neponslt, after visiting Mr Richard's parents, Mr and Mr. William T. Steel, of the Wood-Norton Mrs. Harnett H. Simons, of the Mann neim Apartments, has returned rrom HiHi.iling the holidays ns tho Kuest of her sister, Mrs. R. J. Scott, of MorrH Heights, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Phlller, G220 Haynton street, will entertain at an in formal New Year's party at their home this evening Mrs. Charles H Barton, 2 J East Up sal htreet, will entertain Informally al cards at heir home on Tuesday after noon. Thero will be sixteen guests. $1.10 $1.55 $3.25 $5.95 Negro and Black SUndnrd itreet 1.1.. K tO rmuu ,.-. Inch. 1 25 ' $2.95 EVENING PUBLIC MISS JANRSIIAW IIBPDUKN DatiRhlcr of Mr. nnd Mrs. William XV. Hepburn, of Vlllanovn, who was tho guest of honor at n dance filven at the nellevuc-Htrat-ford last evening Photo by Marteau NORTH PHILADELPHIA Miss Bcrna Custer entertained her Ave hundred club at her home, 1930 North Twelfth street, on Wednesday evcnlnu, the members of which Include Miss Klla Urunette, Miss Marlon II. Dletz, Miss Katharine Halterman. Miss Emma Parry, Miss Ruth llodgors, Miss Leon ette Rcdfuss, Mrs. Russell Leas, Mrs. Warren Maenak and Miss Marlon Wclhcnmeyor. Miss Helen Brcnnan, of 3810 North KlBhtoenth street, entertained on Tues day afternoon nt flvo hundred. Amonir the guesta were Miss Edna nilyou, Miss Rleanor Trimble, Miss Anna Firth. Miss Myru Shephenl, Miss Kstelle Kohler, Miss Gwendolyn .Clcmmer, Miss Mur (tarct Frledgen and Miss Kathcrlno Cottor. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ii Loeb nnd their family, of Orange N. J., nre spend ing some time ns guests of Mrs. Herman S. Friedman, of 1423 North Sixteenth street. Mr. nnd Mrs. Louis Bncharach, 1809 Erin avenuo, will bn nt home on Sunday from 3 to G o'clock In honor of their son, Mr. Justin L. Bacharach. Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartzman, of 1C06 Diamond street, are receiving con Kratulatlons on tho birth of a son, Phillip S. Schwartzman. Mrs. Schwartzman will be remembered as Miss Ruth Hess, of 1G42 North Franklin street. Tho wedding of Miss Helen Kllznbeth Brown and Mr. Elwood Tllton Dunlap wns solemnized at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Frank Brown, 1116 Llndlcy avenuo, on Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Tho Rov. Dr, William Barnes Lower, pastor of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, ofhclnted. The bride, who was attended by Miss Thelina Orlcves as maid of honor, was given In marriage by Major J. B. Latta, of Washington. Mr. William Allen Lane, of Buffalo, nttended tho bridegroom. After n tour through New England, Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap will be at homo after February 16 ut 1110 Llndlcy avenuo. Among the guests present were Miss Edith B. Dunlap. Mr. William Dunlap, Mr J. George Williams. Miss Esther Williams, Miss Mary A. Roy. Mrs. Charles H. Kohler, Mr. Wellington Kohler, Miss Elizabeth C. Mlllen, Mrs. Helen Clearwater, Mr. nnd Mm. Walter Grieves, Mr John C. Clearwater. Miss Elizabeth II. Latta. Mr. John B. Dunlap Mr. Jefferson B. Latta. Mr. Alfred K. Clearwater and Mtss Marlon K. Bloomer. Miss Anna Pollock, o 2022 North Fif teenth street, entertained tho Phi Delta Sigma Sorority of which Bhe Is u mem ber nt her homo on Tuesday evening. Tho guesta Included Miss Alice Tlghc, Miss Frances O'Neill. Miss Peggy Kear ney, Miss Kitty Hohnn, Miss Marjorle Stein. Mies Anna Wright. Miss Mary McShane, Miss Helen Stein, Miss Mary Ilreslln, Miss Jean Dennlson and Miss Claire McCall. Miss Mary McShune, of 1528 North Fifteenth street, will entertain tho next meeting of the sorority nt her homo on Friday evening, Jnnuary 14. NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA Miss Blanche Rostow, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Leo Rostow, of 1222 North Seventh street, Is spending the week In mew lorn. . Mr. and Mrs. William Levy, of Bnl- I tlmoro, have returned to their homo t after n visit to Mrs. Levy's father, Mr ' Morris Stern of 907 North Eighth street. Mr. nnd Mrs. Levy will cele-1 brnle their twenty-fifth wedding annt- ' versary In Baltimore on Sundav, when they will entertain a number of guests from this city. Mrs. George Benmer, of North Fifth street, wns hosiers yesterday afternoon I to tho members of her card club. Miss Esther Horwltz. of 2149 North i Fifth street, entertained In honor of , Mrs. Frank Lawrence Roberta, of Springfield, Mass., who Is spondlng 50,000 Victor and Brunswick Records on our Shelves TODAY : VICTOR RECORDS For JANUARY PRESSER'S The Home of Music 1710-12 Chestnut Street TODAY Join Our Victor and Brunswick Record Club LEDGEft PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, several weeks In this city. Among tho ,. i .il s Esditr najc, Miss Freda Horwltz, Miss Esther Hor wltz, Mrs. Frank Roberts, Mr. David Spcctor, of Wilmington ; Mr. David Suyowltz, iw. Saul Green, Mr. Herman Kayo, Dr. Samuel Goldberg, Mr. I. Su powltz und Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Weiss. SOUTH PHILADELPHIA Mrs. C. Furey, of Cleveland avenuo nnd Porter street, entertained her aon-In-law nnd daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ber nard Sweeney, of Muplo Shade, la at dinner on Sunday. Mr. Thomas White, of 192B South Twonty-second street, has roturnod to Atlantic City, having spent the holidays as tho guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George White. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Daley, of 2522 South Colorado terrace, entertained In formally at their homo In honor of their son, Mr-. Hugh Daley, who has re turned homo for tho holidays after a visit up tho state Tho Nelvao Country Club will hold Its annual dance on Wednesday evening, January 25, at Coil's drawing rooms, 22 South Fortieth street. Mr, John Malloy Is president of the club, and tho fol lowing commltteo has chargo of the arrangements: Mr, John Malloy, chair man; Mr. Owen Kent, Mr. Wnller Daly, Mr. Joseph Hlckoy, Mr, Thomas Mc Clelland, Mr. John Price, Mr. John Car roll and Mr. William Gillespie. WEST PHILADELPHIA Mrs. Florence Louise Cornwell, of 448 South Forty-third street, announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Jano Elizabeth Cornwell, to Mr. J. Wnliuco MacMullen, on Tuesday. Major and Mrs. Frank L. Mueller, 505 Woodland terrnce, will continue their uuunl custom of having open houso on New Your's Day after 2 o'clock. No cards have been sent out. MOORE6TOWN Mr. Donald Roach, of Brooklyn, was a guest of Mr. James Warden over last week-end. Mrs. Robert McKay spent tho last week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Perkins. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rogers entertained number of friends nt dinner before the Field Club danco on Christmas night. Mr. and Mrs." C. C. Thompson, of Eust Main street, celebrated their golden an niversary last Saturday About sixty ()ifc4rtrtKS) JANUARY VICTOR RECORDS TODAY H. ROYER SMITH 10th & Walnut Sts Store Open Saturday Evenings Tmmmf JSMnBHHHnH .? 1 .&i "- UK'' w 1 VflHW elatlvcs were present from Ohio, Phlla lelphla nnd Camden. Mr. nnd Mts. Charles T. Brown, of want oak avenue, gave n dinner or sixty Jive covers before tho Field Club dance on Christmas night. . NORRI8TOWN Announcement has been made of the engagement ot Miss Mnbcl MacMullln, -laughter of Mr, and Mrs. John Mac Mullln, to Mr, Frederick W. Nalle. son of Mr. and Mrs. CharleB E. Nalle, of 142 West Marshall street. Mrs. A. E. Kramer, of Stanbrldgo street, has nnnounced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Alice Lillian Kramer, to Mr, Archie Graham Uearhart, son of Mr. William M. Uearhart, also of this borough. Mr, Jonnthan M. Shalnllnc, of Abrnms, observed tho ninety-first anniversary of his blrthdny, Mr. and Mrs. Shalnllnc will observe their seventieth wedding anniversary In April. Mrs, Shalnllno vlll celebrato her ninetieth birthday In June. STRAWBERRY MANSION Mr. nnd Mrs. William Bravermnn, ot 3228 Clifford streot, announce the en gagement of their daughter, Miss Ma tilda Bravcrman, to Mr. Samuel Kohn, of this city Rabbi M. M. Elchlcr. of Buffalo, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs, A. D. Selde man, 2027 North' Thirty-thtnl street, during his recent visit to this city. Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Klklns nnd their son, Master Billy Elklns, who were tho guesta of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Elklns, of 3208 Diamond street, left for their homo In Now York. Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lewis nnd their daughter. Miss Mildred Betty txiwls, .of 1914 North Thirty-second street, nre spending the holidays with Mrs. Lewis' parents In Brldgeton, N J. A surprise party was given bv Mr and Mrs M. Tamavln, ut their home, 2441 West Cumberland street, In honor of their Bon, Mr, Bernard Tamavin, upon his return from the Pennsylvania Mili tary Collego for tho holidays. Those present were Miss Ocrtrude Brequer. Miss Sara Spector, Miss Frances Sklar off, Miss Miriam Karabell. Miss Helen Lnzrow, Miss Bertha Barsh. Miss Vera Perl. Miss Ornce Kuper, Miss Bertha Kunor, Mr. Samuel Cutler, Mr. Lewis Klein, Mr. Arthur Orossman. Mr. Joseph Goldberg'. Mr. Gilbert Goldberg. Mr. Ralph Swinger. Mr. Harold L. Ltpkln, Mr. Herman gpector and Mr. Sylvan Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Isador Grlvcr, of 2713 West Silver street, are being congratu lated on the birth of it son, Mennhem David Grlver. Tho child was named for its grandfather, tho late Rev David Grlver. Mrs. Grlver Is the daughter of tho Rev. and Mrs. Armln Rosenberg. WISSAHICKON Miss Elizabeth Harvcscy, of Tacoma, Wash., is spending tho holidays visit ing her aunt, Mrs. A. L. Beltheon, of 3738 Manayunk avenue. Mrs William Spink, of 413 Lyceum avenue, entertained nt luncheon and bridge on Tuesday for her enrd club. Among those piesent were Mrs. It Sar roll, Mrs. Samuel P. Kenworthv, Mrs. Frank Stott, Mrs. Carroll R. Thomp son. Mrs. Charles Eddleman, Mrs. Fran cis Cantroo, Mrs. Mclvln Struso. Mrs. William Ross Hnggcrt. Mrs. William White and Mrs. John Struie. DELAWARE COUNTY Mrs William S. BInkeley, of Chester, who has been tho guest over tho Christ mas holidays of her son-in-law aim daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Hoy, at their home In New York, will return In a few davs, accompanied by Mrs. Hoy, who will remain for a visit ot a row weeks with her mother. The patronesses for the Christmas dance, which was given on Tuesday eve ning by the Junior section of tho New Century Club of Cheater. In Library Hall, were Mrs. George Armltage, Mrs. Arthur Jack. Mrs. Razell James. Mrs. Ralph Jackson and Miss Lucy Hatha way. Tho Rov. and Mrs. Milton G. Evans, of the Crozer Theological Seminary at Upland, have returned from a visit to Hlghtstown, N. J. rffe T0 .' X Vf7 Broad and Arch und District Offices i i The United Gas WISE i h, ME d Peacock Cringe r Ale DECEMBER 31, 1920 AMERICAN DRAMA TODAY FLOURISHING, SAYS ARCHER Noted Playwright Asserts Stage Here is in More Satisfactory Condition Than at Any Previous time More Point to Plays Now American drama toilny It In n more satisfactory condition than it has been at any previous time. In the opinion of William Archer, noted dramatic critic nnu losen commentator, whose piny, "The Green. Ooddoss," is now appear ing In this city. "There never was a time," said Mr. Archer, "when the average of play writing wns very high, and It Is not very high today. Hut at lenst you hnvu here a stage journalism, l( nothing more, that Ih achieving ipiite satisfac tory results. 'Tor Instance, take what some con sider the halycou days of the drama in this country, about twenty yenrs ago. Where there wns one American pluy wriglit in those days tliat was writing plays that were able to command pro duction, there nre tucnty today. "Hut it must be remembered tliut wc aro likely to think of the achievements of other days as though they renre K'ntcd a universal condition ut this time, instead of understanding that the things we remember represent the pick of those times. More Point to Pla).s Today "There is a long list of young Amer ican playwrights who have come to the fore in recent years. There is more of n point to the plays of today, more to think about. Olyde Fitch was pos sibly the most promising of the play wrights of twenty ycarH ago, but he died Just ns he was on the eve of doing big things. Ho for ns my knowledge goes, I should be Inclined to call Kugcnc O'Neill the mot remarkable playwright of today, but he has so far been unable to get llroaduny productions. "When you consider how difficult It ir for writers (6 give effective expres sion to their thoughts In dramatic form, you ran foirlv point to tills time ns the most satisfactory period of American drama. After counting the big things thnt have been done, you must judge by the amount of work that Is done that commands production. "Soniu ot our greatest writers have tried ployHTltlng nnd failed. Thus Henry James always longed to write n play, and he did write nn ndmlmMn nnd charming first act hnVGuv Horn- i.lltn " Y. t. .....I - ,L- .., .. vlllc.' tut iuc runt ui tuu ilinys flKi not prove stngeworthv. Klnllmr though I believe he would like to write plays, has never made a serious ven ture In the difficult art. "While he has hnd few, if any, copyists, Ibsen probably exerted a greater influence on the stage of today than any other playwright In manv years. Ho undoubtedly Influenced b'haw, even though the latter has fre quently Ignored technique and devoted himself to brilliant lines tn illumlnn hiu philosophy. , Pattern After Successful Plays "Tho statement is often made that the stage Is given over to musical plays and nguln that the cycle swings nnd we get melodrama, therefore Indicating the public taste. As a matter of fact, wc have always had tho set of people who like musical entertainment nlmost exclusively, as well as those who want their drama straight und strong. In most cases the producers set the styles. Imagining that a certain type of play is what the public wonts. Then often playwrights nnd producers arc In X Welsbach "THRIFT" Gas Lights 1C At Cost To replace wasteful open-flame gas burners. Give more licht than open flame burners and use less than half as much gas. Wo will show von how to Install them. Complete, ready to fit on any upright fixture VwJn Slim? &r Liahtl 0H OlOtX Improvement Co. There Is Health In Drinking Peacock The best Jamaica ginger specially .processed to bring out the true ginget' flavor and water that has been steril ized, twice filtered and then properly carbonated, nre skillfully combined to make Peacock Ginger Ale. That is why Peacock Ginger Ale is such a healthful and flavorful drink. As it pours from the bottle, spark ling with snap, Peacock even looks refreshing. Then when you taste it and find that it has just enough gin ger to please the taste, you, too, will always say Peacock when buying gin ger ale. Your grocer or druggist sells Peacock Ginger Ale in 16-ounce bottles. Alio aik for Peacock Root Beer, Birch Beer, Sarta parilla and Lemon Soda. WEISBROD &. HESS Philadelphia fluenced by the success of a plav and try to nnttern offer It "One thing that Is needed In this country as wen as In England is a na tional or endowed theatre of some nort Lnuer present financial conditions some play of n high type that have an appeal to comparatively few ar , !!r lo K" Production for this reason. There Is apparently n marked dlf ferencc between English nnd American audiences. Shaw's "Heartbreak House, which linn won u large de gree of success in New York, I am sure Mould have had comparatively little appeal in London. The English audience Is likely to more keenly tnnnl fest Its npprovnl or disapproval of a play. I suppose the American audi ences nave become so used to the movies, where It would be Impossible for tho actor to henr their plaudits, that wit lacimy nas gradually disappeared. I believe that taking the situation In Its entirety American dramn I l sound und promising condition na one couiu nope 10 una It. Booth-Paltte Wedding The marrlaire of MUu Mnrinn n Palste, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Henry T. Patste, of Germnntown, to Mr. John Raymond Booth, Bon of Mrs. John uuuin, iowk piaco on Wednesday evening n tho Friends' Meeting House. School lane. Qermantnwn. nt 7 n'ninu mm Nelson Shivers and Mrs. Robert Eager ti uiuwuiiB oi nonor Aim, lloDert Masland, Mrs. William Sutton, Mrs. Car llslo Taylor and Miss Mary Klmbnll were the bridesmaids. Mr rhnn... i Hlghley, of Conshohocken, was best man. The ushers Included Mr, James iiusiin, .ur jonn it. sproul, Mr. Nelson Shivers, Mr. Howard H. Hetherlngton ana .Mr. Howard h. Mulr. A reception followed at tho home of the bride's pa rents, Mr. and Mrs. Palste, 8711! Em len street. Mr. and Mrs. Booth will llvo in wuBiiuigiun, K. of C. Dance Tho annual danco of La riahirtn rvmn ell. No. 1191, K. of C. will take place luiiitjui in wie ivury iioom or K.. or V, hall. ThIrty-clKhth and Market trtu This affair promises to bo the finest of Its kind In the hlfttnrv nt ih .... A special feature of the dance wilt bo a fox trot contest, and handsome sliver iuviiik cups win ue nwaruca tne winners. The commutes in rhnrcn rf th nir,.i. Includes Mr James C. Smith, Mr. Joseph v. ijvviuu. ,nr, funics j iveers, Mr. .jusciiii j. vohb, fir jo.Hepn a. Yneaulon Mr. John A. O'Brien. Mr. Jeremiah M Downey. Mr. Edward J. Theders. Mr upward A. Jioyers. Mr Charles H. Steel. ..... vi.i. u ' ira, ,r, rrnncis A, Brady. Mr. Michael E. Large. Mr. Wit Ham A. Keers nnd Mr. Raymond Mc Devltt. The following otflcera will hn nrMml Mr. James C. Smith, grand knight: Mr. futuvuv. u. hud'h, ucjjuiy Krmm knight: Mr. William Ludes, chancellor: Mr. John J. Stell, financial secretary Mr. John A. O'Brien, recording secre- iury ; mr. wiiunm u. opinion, treas urer; Mr Joseph Vey, warden, and Mr. Joseph A. Devlne, lecturer. Irrititfm or Anionct- Htl WriU r rhra fr Knmd or I'rlaltd Mplf. ROTAL ENGRAVING CO. 814 Wilnit St. PHILADELPHIA'S LEADINO THBATKES Direction of LEE A J. J. SHUDEnT SHUBERT Last Mat. J-w LAST 2 NIGHTS tf0 AL J0LS0N In the SlMlin N.T. Winter 0raun titnutlon SINB AD 1 SEATS NOW SELLING I TOP. ENTIRE ENOAOnMnNT Limited to 3 Weeks Only I T"K RRNHATIO.V OF TATUS AND NEW onK nnoi'uirr to Philadelphia F Tiny Comitwk nnd MorrlM Oont ANNOUNCE WOIU.D-rAMOVa APHRODITE (From the Tdrntro Jlirulsiinr. I'arl) company or 800-8 QEonacoua scenes I VRIf EVENINGS AT 8H5 li I ll MAT. TOMOIt. AT 2:tS "ONE of thi: .MOST enjovaiii.i: i:n-TST.AIMR-Vrs nF tiii: present sea- SON." Evening I.Klpcr. SEIAVY.VH guaranteed success DONALD PEOOY RALPH BRIAN WOOD MORGAN In th Merry MuiIm1 Play BUDDIES i (CHESTNUT ST OI L'VCS. 8 15-MATI.VEC TOMORROW "EAST WEST" WITH FAY BAINTER " 'Hint U Went' nrtlntlc and attractive with dainty Pay Ilalntcr ' Jlulletln. ADELPHI ,f,sMat. Tomor., MARJ0RIE' RAMBEAU In Channlnir Pollock' Orat Melodrama THE SIGN ON THE DOOR THF WAI NUT nienlnu..8 30 1 ni W nUHU I Ma, Tomorrow, a SO WI.NTIIHOP AMEH Pri'fenti GEORGE ARLISS in "The Green Goddess" A PLAY OK ADVENTl'RE Ily WILLIAM ARCHER "SrlPiidld y suited to Mr. Arlla ' Record IORPHFUM Uirman'wn Chelten Ava. Ulrntwm Matinee Tomorrow 2 is ! MAE DESMOND ai!,I,or:1AVlfr.!'' ! Neit Week "MARRT THE POOR OIRL" WORLD'S OF L1V1NQ CURIOSITIES OPEN DAILY 11 A M. to 10 P. u. MUSEUM 11th A Market formerly Rlniham IIoum I focuocro .MidnlBht Hhow Tonight ItANnXtl MASQ BALL Tonight M00 CASH (1IVKN AM'AY PALM GARDEN ffi,rM?ffl ,. TIIK MI.VKR SHOWKR AT 10s30 lie There, Oft Home Kuay Money rienty of MeaU far Hnertalora DP INCINO m 9 DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS IN "THE MAItK OV ZORIIO" TONIGHT IU,r'1 Midnight Performance nem-rved Beau In Advance, L'ual Price PA I AfClSU MARKET BTREBC I ALZ-VE. 10 A M. to 11.10 P. M. WM. S HART "Tu WIV1. j. rittrw tbhiino , DLOCK" Lxtra Midnight Performance ht ARPAH1A Chontnut 8t. Del. lOtft ArwAUlA io a.m. to ti,u r.u. A LOIS WEtlEU PRODUCTION TO PLEASE ONE WOMAN AttCTL Harold Lloyd Tonight Extra Mldnljrht Performance If"Tf",D I A Murkel Street Al. th V 1V 1 UlAlA n a M to 11 in P.. PAULINE FREDERICK In "A SLAVB Oh- VANITY" Tonight Extra Midnight Performance I"" A DIXOT 724 MARKET BTREET V-Jrl 1 UL in A M to ll,5 I' M. "11EH0LD MY WIFE"' RFPCMT Market St bel. 17th IEAjC1 1 n.4r, a m to u.in p. m. Dorothy Oliih. "riyine Pat" GLOBE MARKET STREET AT JUNIPER Contlnuoun Vaudeville, 11 to 11 "THE MIMIC WORLD" TONIGHT MDNIfJHT M1Unl PERFORMANCE RcdTvod Pcntt on Hale PHILADELPHIA'!! IQREMOHT THEATREa FOR R P "T" NITS AT 8 !1S r Vlr.JAj 1 LAST MAT. TOMOR. LAST 3 TIMES Wc Weigh Our Anchor and Away Wo Go LAST TIME NEW TEAn'S NIOHT CHARLES DILLINGHAM'S MUSICAL COMtDYSUCCtS? "bhiot CXWCfStt-MRtXGlRlS NEXT WEEK HEATS SELL1NO) THE EXQUIHITTJ ROMANTIC OPERA MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE Wllh MR. MARION GREEN and ORIGINAL LONDON & NEW YORK CAST MannRement of A. L ERLANOER PDHAH NIGHTS AT flilB DtJ-LJ LAST MAT. TOMORROW Positively Last Week EXTRA MAT. TODAY $2 A Booth Tarkington Classic CLARENCE with ALFRED LUNT AND ORIGINAL NEW YORK CAST - SEAT SALE NOW ANOTHER HENRY W MAVAOE HIT SHAVINGS A CAPE COD COMEDY Talicn from Joseph C. Llncotn'e Noel ORIOINA1. NEW "Mol IuvkI.I- YORK CAST lnuihat,ln play With vfr jitmrfd " HARRY IlEREHFOItn N Y Mull. METROPOLITAN jR This and Next Week evo?l at .-.lA-n.vcn TOMonnow ED WYNN CARNIVAL (New York Production) Ed. Wynn Thero,r'Kt and W)nn -Porno Chorui Popular Prices 50c $1.50 S'rwitH nt Hox Oinco and Wuymann's, 1103 u'lu'stnut street. f A DDIPf NH5HTS AT 8. IS La-rr.lVrV. MAT TOMORROW DAVID IlEI.AarO PRESENTS DA VI D WARFIELD IN "The Return of Peter Grimm" f-rvT-f Sl.LIINCl FOR NEXT WEEK K EITH'S KARYL NORMAN, "THE CREOLE FASHION PLATE" In "A Tent of Mrlndlei" LADDIE CLIFF Krankn' Wood & l.'unee Wde: Mrs. Oene Hiidhea & Co .Thre Mieaea Dennl 11IO HOLIDAY FEATURE 8HOWI 8 Slnwa New Year's Day' 1 30. 4 30 t S P.M. irp DAI AfF 5T" AND lv-t rrtLrtV- '-MARKET BTH. World' Oreati-at Miatlng Act Khi! Itinrm Afternoon und Eenlnr NORVAL OLADYb BAPTIELAMB AT IE TALACE ALL WEEK ACADEMY Or MUSIC BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PIERRE MONTCUX Conductor SIO.S JAN. 3, 8J SOLOIST C0RT0T Dlatmrulihed Plants Ticket, at Heprw'e, 1110 Chestnut, and ArofWny ACADEMY OF MUSK- f AM Q SATl'RDAV APT AT i' 30 JrtlN. O CONCERT OF MU8IC TOR PIANO IACHMANINOFF TirKETri NOW ON SALE AT HEPPE'a nirerllon C. J. Vnty, Mlelnway lano ACADEMY 8.te TUES. ft. 4 V METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY LA B0HEME mMn, Martlnn Ananlan Conductor J'apl, TIcketM. Academy Herpe'a. 1119 Cheatnut DI iMONT'S 0TU 4 ARCU. BVO. Hilt UU1VIUI" J Day MM, XmM y EMMETT WELCH Minstrels Laufhable Rurleaque, "WHAT IS LOVHT' Midnight Show Naw Yeara Eva. U30 DUOPI 17 Q Kena Ave. Climb. 1 LlVr LlLilJ MAT TODAT BIG WONDER SHOW ha MID-NTTB RHOW NEW TEAR'H KVE. Tlcketa Academy t Heppe'a, 1110 Cheatnut PHILADELPHIA 1 nRrHFSTRA Today a.Tomor. 8 13 FTUTZ KREI8LEH, Vlollnlat V 4 DANCINO laiHSONh th 15ZO ChofrTul.eai.OpfeJfti CASINO"" GiRLfbr 14 4i -m 71' i fl Student Cbapti 1310 W. Suaquebauna Aye. 'BATUnDAV, NEW YKARH-Ii30 V. t., 8ouanlrs I Uood Muila Admljali'n, USu Z6Tth Fl i-7Vfc, ffi;r 1 E'tnbthhtid tt4 EESSSCSSSUSUffi J ammrri il JliHIJWm-.llfM'WIl"-'t'1 " " .. , 5,u,-v'"i,Xririf N,;u'1?; - '&., . I IMiiiii '