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“ High Lights I m
Part 3—10 Pages WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1936. .
THRIFT SHOP FROLICS WILL BENEFIT SICK CHILDREN I
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Left: Miss Estherbelle McHarg and Miss Christine Eken
gren discuss their “jobs” at the benefit over a cooling ice. Miss
Ekengren will be one of Miss Hope Jackson’s cigarette girls at
, the ball and Miss McHarg will “peddle” ice cream.
—Underwood & Underwood Photo.
Center: Miss Nancy Leiter and Miss Marguerite Hagner
serve themselves to a Summer salad as they discuss plans for the
milk stand over which Miss Hagner will preside at the Thrift
% Shop Frolics at the Sulgrave Club Saturday night.
—Underwood & Underwood Photo.
Mrs. Joseph Leiter’s garden, where Miss Leiter, chairman of the Thrift Shop Junior Committee, entertained members of the
"Gingham Girls” Committee for the benefit._'_—Harrls-Ewing Photo.
Upper right: MZZe. Nora de With, one of Miss Leiter’s busiest
committee members, who will be one of the group selling pro
grams at the frolics. —Harris-Ewing Photo.
Lower right: Miss Juliette Dulany and Miss Ruth Somers',
who will operate the orange concession, in their gay gingham
frocks, at the benefit for sick and convalescent children.
French Ambassador Sails
With Family on Tuesday
For Three Months Leave
Herr Hans Luther Will Be Host to Group at
Luncheon Tomorrow in Honor of
Dr. Hugo Eckener.
THE Ambassador of France and Mme. de Laboulaye and Mile.
Marie Teresa de Laboulaye will leave Tuesday for New
York and will sail that night at midnight for France.
They will be gone about three months.
The Ambassador of Germany, Herr Hans Luther, will be host
tomorrow to a group of men at luncheon in honor of Dr. Hugo
Eckener, commander of the Zeppelin Hindenburg.
The Japanese Ambassador and Mme. Saito will return to
Washington the first of the week from Boston, where they went
yesterday to attend the dinner given last night by the Japan
The Ambassador will go to New Haven, Conn., Thursday, where
% he will deliver an address before the student body of Yale Uni
The Ambassador of Spain, Senor Don Louis Calderon, has
Join A Senora de Calderon at the embassy after spending several
days in New York.
The Minister of Switzerland and Mme. Peter will return tomor
row from New York, where they spent the week end.
The Minister and Mme. Peter will entertain at dinner Wednes
day evening. _
• Mme. Bostrom, wife of the Minister of Sweden, has issued
Invitations to a tea Friday afternoon from 5 to 7 o’clock at the
k legation. _
The Minister of Uruguay, Mr. J. Richiing, will be host at his
annual Spring reception Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock in the
patio room of the Carlton Hotel, where he makes his home.
The Minister of Finland and Mme. Jamefelt will entertain at
dinner Friday evening in the legation.
They expect to sail the end of the month to spend the Summer
In their home in Finland. _
The Siamese Minister and Mme. Rajamaltri will be hosts at
dinner tomorrow evening in the legation.
The Minister of Yugoslavia and Mme. Fotitch are expected to
return the end of next week from California, where they have
been for the past month. _
The Minister of Latvia, Mr. Alfred Bilmanis, will entertain at
dinner tomorrow evening in the legation. The Minister will be host
at dinner Tuesday evening and also Wednesday evening, when
he will entertain the members of the Federal Bar Association.
The Minister of Venezuela, Senor Dr. Juan J. Mendoza, and his
daughter, Senorlta Carmen Helena Mendoza, have taken an apart
ment at the Wardman Park Hotel.
Gray Ladies’ Fete
At Medical Center
\ • Observes Birthday
MRS. ROOSEVELT Is expected to
attend the garden party, bridge
and fashion show to be given by the
Gray Ladies of the Red Cross and the
Chapel Guild of the Army Medical
' Center, at Walter Reed Hospital Satur
t day afternoon, May 23, beginning at
£ 2 o’clock. It will be the celebration
of the birthday anniversary of the
Gray Ladies; and not only will Gen.
Pershing be present to cut the birth
• day cake, but Mrs. Henry R. Rea,
honorary chairman of the Gray Ladies,
will be present as one of the honor
i The party, which is given annually
to benefit the memorial chapel fund,
will offer a wide variety of delightful
| features. It is expected that 100 ta
bles will be required for the bridge
t players, and imported prizes will be
| awarded to the table winners. Mrs.
W. W. Chiswell. Mrs. Victor N. Med
(Us. Mrs. Raymond W. Pearson, Miss
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Mary Lee Gallagher, Mrs. W. w. Gal
braith. Mrs. R. E. Murrell, Miss Julia
Schelling and Mrs. Benjamin Hill
will have charge of the bridge games.
One of the mo6t popular and fas
cinating features of the fete will be
Mrs. James Hamilton Lewis, who will
tell fortunes beginning at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Ira E. Bennett and a committee
are in charge of the "fortunes." Mrs.
Lewis is in great demand, as she only
gives her time and her talents anent
"fortune telling’’ to such charitable
affairs as this garden party.
A young artist, Robert Weston
Ades, from the West Coast will sketch
the many celebrities attending the fete,
as he has sketched many Hollywood
Not to be overlooked at this party
is the children’s playground where
Mrs. Helen Clifford, aided and abetted
by Miss Emily Corcoran Mackall, Mrs.
William D. Fleming and Mrs. John
Bohlander will see to it that boys and
girls, whose parents may be playing
bridge perhaps, have a fascinating
“wishing tree,”*a pony ride, a marion
ette show and refreshments thrown in
for good measure._1__
Annual Benefit Prom
ises to Outdo Past
IN COUNTRY costumes, ladies in
ginghams and sun bonnets, their
partners in overalls and huge
straw hats, a group of the young
married set will stage an old-fashioned
country breakdown dance as a feature
of the Thrift Shop Frolics, Mrs. John
R. Williams’ annual benefit for her
favorite charity, at Sulgrave Club next
Among the couples who will partici
pate in this rollicking dance will be
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Dubois, Mr. and
Mrs. John Caswell, Mr. and Mrs. John
L. Newbold, jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Kent
Legare, Mr. and Mrs. C. Mathews
Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Parker,
jr.; Mr. and Mrs. E. Cortlandt Parker
and Mr. and Mrs. Blaise de Sibour.
An amusing skit from the pen of
Sir Wiilmott Lewis promises to be
the high light of the evening’s enter
tainment—characters and plot a deep
mystery. And Ethel Barrymore Colt
probably will come on to sing a few
of her delightful little songs as a
divertissement between dances. Even
the orchestra will be costumed for the
ball, and Mrs. Williams has engaged
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From Florida Stay
The former United States Minister
to Portugal and Belgium and Mrs.
Lawrence Townsend have returned
from Florida, where they went to cele
brate their golden wedding annlver
say. They have been at Pass-a-Grille
Beach since shortly after the final
concert of the season, which Mrs.
Townsend arranged as an extra pro
gram in her series of morning musi
cs les, celebrating her golden anni
Mrs. Townsend spent a short time
In New York before motoring South
with Mr. Townsend, and has arranged
her series of morning musicales, which
next season will be Mondays instead
of Wednesdays. ____ —
Miss Baker Advances
Date for Her Wedding
To Saturday, May 16
jy^ISS BARBARA BAKER, daughter
of the late Lieut, and Mrs. John
Loring Baker, and Mr. Edward Theo
dore Caldwell, jr„ of New York, have
advanced the date of their wedding
from June to Saturday, May 16.
The ceremony will be performed in the
Church of the Redeemer, in Roland
Park. Baltimore. The rector, the Rev.
Dr. Charles Albert Hensel. uncle of
the bride, will officiate, at 4 o’clock.
Miss Baker will have as her only
attendant her cousin and godchild,
little Patricia Hensel. who will act
as flower girl and maid of honor. Mr.
Henry Bryan Caldwell of New York,
a student at St. George’s School, will
be best man for his brother.
Mr. Caldwell and his bride will
leave shortly after for a wedding trip,
and after June 1 will make their home
In New York.
Miss Baker, who was presented in
Washington last Winter by Dr. and
Mrs. John Hooe Iden. went to New
York yesterday, to remain until the
middle of the week.
To Marry in
Lieut, col. marshall ma
gruder, 13th Field Artillery,
and Mrs. Magruder announce
the engagement of their daugh
ter Margaret to Lieut. Harold Webb
Browning, 2d, of the 27th Infantry,
Col. Magruder and Lieut. Browning
are both stationed at Schofield Bar
racks in Hawaii, where the wedding
wiU take place in the early Summer,
Miss Magruder la the granddaughtei
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peyton, for
merly of Washington, and of Mr
George C. W. Magruder of Montgomerj
Lieut. Browning, who was graduated
from West Point In the class of 1934
is the son of CoL William S. Browning,
Field Artillery, and Mrs. Browning
ana is a nephew of Capt. Harold Webt
Browning, U. S. N., retired.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Levertor
Noble of Taylors Island have an
nounced the engagement of then
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Miss Small Is Married
To Mr. J. K. McCammon
Ceremony Yesterday Draws Interest of Old
Residential Circles—Miss Helen Powers
Bride of Dr. Norman Scala.
OP MUCH interest in old resi
dential circles in the Capital
was the wedding yesterday
afternoon of Miss Marjorie
Sigsbee Small, daughter of Mrs. Rob
ert T. Small, to Mr. Joseph Kay Mc
Cammon, son of Mrs. Ormsby Mc
Cammon and the late Mr. McCammon.
which took place at 4:30 o'clock In
the Church of the Holy City. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr.
The arrangements for the wedding
were particularly charming In detail
with a profusion of white blossoms
mingled with greens making an ef
fective setting for the ceremony. As
the guests assembled in the church,
Miss Maude Sewall, well known In
music circles In the Capital, gave an
The bride was escorted to the flower
banked altar and given in marriage
by her uncle, Mr. Anton Otto Fischer
of New York, distinguished marine
painter and Illustrator. She wore a
wedding gown of rich brocade, an
heirloom in her family. Her veil of
exquisite old English Honlton lace, a
hundred years old, was arranged softly
about her face and held with clusters
of orange blossoms. She carried an
arm bouquet of lilies of the valley.
The bride had no attendants, while
Mr. John L. Hobson of Boston was
the best man. -
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held at the borne of Mrs.
Joseph Leiter. Mrs. Small, mother of
the bride, wore a gown of beige chif
fon flowered in nasturtium pink, her
bat waa of soft brown straw and she
wore a corsage bouquet of yellow roses.
Mrs. McCammon was in a black and
white gown* with accessories to cor
After the reception the couple left
for a motor trip to Canada, the bride
wearing a. light blue tweed suit with
brown accesories. Upon their return
Mr. and Mrs. McCammon will reside
at the St. Nicholas.
The bride Is a graduate of Ounston
HalL She is the daughter of tbs late
Mr. Bmall, internationally known
newspaper man and the granddaugh
( ter of Rear Admiral Charles D. digs*
bee of Manila Bay fame and Mrs.
Sigsbee. The bridegroom s father, the
late Mr. Ormsby McCammon, was a
prominent lawyer of this city, and his
grandfather was the late Judge
Joseph McCammon. >
Among the out-of-town guests at
the wedding were Mrs. John Wanna
maker, 3d, of New York and Mrs.
E. M. Klemm of Philadelphia, aunts
of the bridegroom; Mrs. Anton.<Jtto
Fischer and Miss Katrina FMber of
New York, Mrs. Augustus L#weil Put
nam of Boston, cousin of the bride's
mother, who is visiting her parents,
Rear Admiral and Mrs. Harry 1*
Lackey. - ■ • •
Several entertainments were given
for the couple last week. Mr. and
Mrs. Gray Foster entertained at a
cocktail party for them Friday eve
Miss Helen Mildred Powers
Weds Dr. Norman Scala
Miss Helen Mildred Powers, daugh
ter of Mrs. Albert J. Powers of Cam
bridge, Mass., and Dr. Norman Philip
Scala, son of the late former con
ductor of the United States Marine
Band and Mrs. Francis Maria Scala,
were married yesterday morning. The
ceremony took place in Dahlgren Cha
pel at Georgetown University, the
president of the university, the Rev.
Arthur J. O’Leary, officiating at 10
The bride wore a gown of blege crepe
with felt hat to match and a cluster
of orchids. She was attended by her
sister, Miss Mary Albert* Powers of
Cambridge, who was in ross crepe
with biege accessories and had a cor
sage boquet of pink roses. Mr. Arthur
Quinn was best man.
A wedding breakfast at Pierre’s fol
lowed, after which Mr. and Mrs. Scala
left for a wedding trip to the Middle
West They will return to Washington
May IS and will be at the Shoreham
until they sail for Europe June 11.
They will return to Washington the
middle of September to make their
Mrs. Powers, mother of the bride,
and her sister, Miss Alice Powers, and
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Of Much Import
In Navy Circles
A DOUBLE wedding of much ln
tereet in Navy circles will take
place June 26 in Gloucester, Va.,
when Miss Mary Webb Spencer wlU
become the bride of Ensign Edward
Farrell Dissette, U. S. N„ and her
sister. Miss Margaret Gordon Spen
cer, will marry Mr. Seymour St. John,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. St
John of Wallingford. Conn.
The engagements ol the two at*
tractive Navy girls are announced to
day by their mother, Mrs. Leigh
Noyes, wife of Captain Leigh Noyes,
U. S. N. The weddings will take place
in the home of their father, Dr. Blair
Ensign Dissette is the son of Mrs.
James C. Dissette and the late Mr.
Dissette of Detroit. Mich. He grad
uated from the Naval Academy in
1934. Mr. 8t. John is a graduate of
Yale and is at present a master at
the Choate School.
FORMER Secretary of State and
Mrs. Henry L. Stimson, will close
their home, Woodley, on Cathe
dral avenue tomorrow and re
turn to their place, Hlghhold, on Long
Island for the early Summer.
Former Postmaster General and Mrs
Harry 8. New will leave Washington
the first of June for their Summer
place on Turtle Lake to remain untl
the Autumn. Mr. and Mrs. New wit
close their home, Hemlock Hedge, lr
Edgemoor for the season.
Mrs. Hawes, wife of former Senate
Harry B. Hawes, will return todaj
from Stratford, the home for den
Robert E. Lee. where she attended th<
annual meeting of the Stratford Com
mittee of which she is a member. Dur
ing these annual meetings the mem
ber» of the committee in charge occupj
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Of the Week
Secretary and Mrs.
Dern Have Week
THE Secretary of War and Mrs.
George H. Dern have as their
guests over the week end, Mrs.
Fuller Bailey of Salt Lake City
and Mrs. Henry Rigger of Chicago.
Mrs. Homer S. Cummings, wife cf
the Attorney General, returned to
the Capital yesterday afternoon from
New York, where she has been
spending several weeks.
The Postmaster General, Mr.
James A. Farley. Is spending the week
end In New York^ City with Mrs. Far
ley and their children. He will leave
this evening for Devils Lake, North
Dakota, where he will deliver an ad
dress, going from there to Barre, Vt,
to speak. He will spend next week
end In New York with his family.
The Undersecretary of State and
Mrs. William Phillips were hosts at
dinner last evening, when their guests
were the Ambassador of the Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics and
Mme. Troyanovsky, the Minister of
Austria and Mme. Prochnik and tha
Minister of Czecho6lavakia and Mme.
Mrs. Wayne cnatneia xayior, wne
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Duchess de Chaulnes
Visiting in Capital
The Duchess de Chaulnes arrived In
Washington Thursday aboard Mrs.
William Boyce Thompson’s yacht Al
der to spend a few days in the Capital.
Duchess de Chaulnes, who has been
cruising in southern waters with Mrs.
Boyce Thompson on her yacht, which
la anchored ofl Hains Point, was pres
ent at the French Embassy yesterday
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