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1 gfye jkm&ty $Ut PartThree Part 3—10 PagesWASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1936. WEDDINGS HOLD SPOTLIGHT AS SOCIAL SEASON CLOSES Miss Malvina Sykes (center), daughter of Judge and Mrs. Eugene O. Sykes, shown re ceiving information on navi gating from Capt. John Emer ■ ing (left) and Capt. Eppa Dodson (right). Miss Sykes is among the members of the younger set who are assisting the Regatta Association in plans for the trip down the , Potomac. —Harris-Ewing Photos. Mrs. Morton Nesmith, the former Miss Elizabeth Ball, who will serve as a cigarette girl for the Gold Cup cruise of the Presi dent’s Cup Regatta Association Tuesday evening. i ' .— — ■■ ■ Miss Marjorie Jane Dampman. daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Paul E. Dampman. and Miss Fanella Castenedo. daughter of Mrs. Lutz Wahl, who will assist on the cruise. They were "snapped'’ in an amusing pose in a funnel of the boat in which the cruise r «ill be taken. — ■ - - —-- ■ ■ ■ — — ■ ■ ■ . Miss Betty Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bur ton, being instructed how to put on a life preserver by Mr. William Bond. Miss Burton will serve as a cigarette vender on the cruise. '*- ~~ Gold Cup Cruise on Tuesday i __ Gala Evening: Planned on “City of Wash ington.” OONLIGHT on the Potomac, to the accompaniment of music and gay entertain ment, will lure many a lover of nautical adventure on the first Gold Cup Showboat Cruise of the present Summer season, on Tuesday night of this week. The good ship, City of Washington, will sail forth from her dock at the historic old Seventh street wharf, with all the thrill of an ocean liner on her maiden Voyage, at the hour of 8:30. The Sponsors Committee will see to it that a convoy of yachts will ac company the boat out of the harbor, with an orchestra on deck and bands on the wharf, not to mention the Fire Fighter and certain aircraft , that will hover in the vicinity. The gaily decorated boat, with its sea cap tain’s receiving line, its gangplank prizes, its carnival attractions and deck amusements, will have all the old-fashioned excitement of the his toric show boat, brought up to date in an amazing manner. Old-fash ioned dances and the modern prize waltzes will vie with one another in popular interest, and the floor show will offer the most sophisticated en tertainment chosen from Washing ton's night club life. A receiving line, composed of offi cers and directors of the President's Cup Regatta Association, will be at the gangplank to greet the honored guests, including high-ranking officers, of the United States Navy and their wives. In the line will be: Mr. and Mrs. John A. Remon, Dr. and Mrs. Lyman Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Somerville. Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Fleming, Mr and Mrs. James A. Coun cilor, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Baltz, Admiral and Mrs. H. G. Hamlet, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Keane, Mr. and Mrs. L. Gordon Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E Lodge and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Shelton. a group ol Washington debutantes —-past, present and future—will grace the occasion, arrayed in nautical garb, armed with gaily decorated baskets of' Choice cigarettes, even as Little But tercup in “Pinafore.” The group, un der Mrs. Helen Ray Hagner's guiding eye, have taken a share in all of the President’s Cup Regatta events, and are popularly termed the Regatta Girls of Washington: Betty Burton, Fenella Castanedo, Marjorie Jane Dampman, Dorothy Gould Fowler, Suzanne Kappler, Mai S. Sykes. Mrs. John W. Clephane jnd Mrs. Morton Nesmith. Mrs. Hagner is the only woman on the Sponsors' Committee, which otherwise includes Mr. Harold Allen Long, Mr. William J. McManus, Mr. Harold G. Haydon, Mr. Eugene L. Vidal, Mr. Carter Barron, Mr. John Saul, Dr. Sterling Ruffin and Mr. Edgar Morris. Among the prominent Washington ians who are planning to go on the cruise are Mrs. Henry P. Blair, Mr. Dorsey W. Hyde, jr.: Mr. Julius Gar flnckel, Mr. ancf Mrs. Randall H. Hag ner, Mr. and Mrs. B. Huston Mc Ceney, Mr. and Mrs. John Saul, Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Butler, Capt. and Mrs. James O. Gawne, Maj. and Mrs. Ernest W. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ford and others. Through the courtesy of Mrs. Dor eey, Mr. Edward Talbert and the A. A. A., tickets for the Showboat Cruise may be had by the public at these ticket bureaus, as well as at the dharf on the eve of departure. Dumbarton Oaks Gardens to Be Open The beautiful gardens of Dumbar ton Oaks, in Georgetown, will be open this Thursday afternoon, from 2 until 7 o'clock, for the benefit of the Home I for Incurables. Activities in Official Set Secretary of State and Mrs. Hull Spend Week End in New York. THE Secretary of State and Mrs. Cordell Hull will return to the Capital tomorrow from New York City, where they have been spending the week end. The Secretary of War and Mrs. George H. Dern have as their guest at Highwood, their residence in Chevy Chase. Miss Alice Dick of Salt Lake City, who will remain with them sev eral days. The Postmaster General, Mr. James A. Farley, is spending the week end in New York with Mrs. Farley and their children. He will return to Washington Tuesday. Representative and Mrs. Paul H. Maloney have returned to the Shore ham from New Orleans, where they attended the inauguration ceremonies for the new Governor of Louisiana. They have as their guests at the hotel over this week end Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Sherwood, Mrs. Peter A. Chapin and Mrs. John J. Zollinger, all of New Orleans, who returqed with them. Representative and Mrs. Maloney expect to leave Washington June 9, to spend a short time in New Or leans before sailing June 29 on the Rotterdam for a North Cape cruise, on which they will visit Scotland, Nor way and Russia. Later they will make an automobile tour of Italy and will return to Washington September 10, Representative and Mrs. C. G. Bindercup have as their guest their daughter, Mrs. Jack Henley of Omaha, who will remain a month. Representative Caroline O'Day will be hostess at a t*a Thursday after noon at the Sulgrave Club. Representative and Mrs. Wesley Dis ney, who are staying at the Shoreham, are planning to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month, after which they will spend part of the Summer at their home In Tulsa, Okla. They will be accompanied by their sons, Mr. Wesley V. Disney, who is at Staunton Military Academy, and Ralph W. Disney, who is attending Gordon Junior High School. Representative and Mrs. Stephen Gambrill. who have spent the season at the Shoreham, are opening their f country place in Maryland this week ! end. The Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. Wilbur J. Carr will remain in (Continued on Fourth Page.) - ■ ♦ Wedding Day Set by Miss Mickler and Mr. W. J. Rowan VfISS MARGARET AGNES MICK LER, daughter of the late Jjidge and Mrs. Albert H. Mickler of St. Augustine. Fla., whose engagement has been announced by her uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Brown of this city, has selected the date of her wedding to Mr. William Joseph Rowan. jr„ son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Joseph Rowan of Georgetown. The marriage will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church. In Chevy Chase, July 9. The ceremony will be performed by the Rev. John J. Mc CahiU. uncle of the bridegroom-elect. Rev. McCahill is pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, in Pelham Bay Park, New York City. The bride-elect attended Immacu late Seminary in Washington and Mr. Rowan is a graduate of Georgetown Law School. He is now engaged in the practice of law. Diplomats at Meet . Of Countrywomen Mrs. Wilbur J. Carr, wife of the Assistant Secretary of State, and the members of her committee have is sued invitations to the Ambassadors and Ministers representing the 22 countries, which will meet in conven tion of the Association of Country women of the World opening June 1. The diplomats have been invited to attend the sessions as observers. Mme. Sze, wife of the Chinese Am bassador, will represent her country in the sessions as an observer and Mrs. Robert Worth Bingham, wife of the United States Ambassador to the court of St. James, will be a dele gate. Mrs. Bingham is a member of the Kentucky Homemakers’ Federa tion, which is represented in the larger Association of Countrywomen of the World, and has been active in the London branch of the assocla ' tion. New Polish Ambassador Will Arrive Wednesday To Assume Duties Here Several Dinner Parties on Diplomatic Cal endar for Week—Plans Are Being Made | for Summer Vacations. THE newly appointed Ambassador of Poland, Count Jarzy Poticki, will arrive in New York Wednesday. The charge d'affaires of Poland, M. Wladyslaw Sokolowski, will go up I to New York Tuesday to meet the Ambassador and is 'expected to return with him Wednesday night. The royal Italian Ambassador, Signor Augusto Rosso, will entertain at dinner Wednesday evening and again Thursday | evening. The Japanese Ambassador and Mme. Saito will be hosts Wednesday evening at a Japanese dinner in the embassy. The Ambassador of Brazil and Senhora de Aranha have leased a place in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Bluemont, Va., for the Summer. Senhora de Aranha will go there the early part of June and the Ambassador will join her frequently during the Summer. The Ambassador returned yesterday by plane from Havana, where he attended the inauguration of Senor Miguel Mariano Gomez. The Minister of Austria and Mme. Prochnik will have as their guests Mme. Prochnik’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Preston James of Brookline, Mass., and her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gilmore of' Springfield, Mass., who will arrive the middle of the week to attend the wedding June 1 of Mile. Valerie Prochnik, daughter of the Minister and Mme. Prochnik, and Mr. Jean R. L. de Sibour. Mile. Prochnik and Mr. de Sibour will be the guests in whose honor Miss Marguerite Hagner will entertain at tea this afternoon. The Minister of Portugal and Senhora de Bianchi are expected to return to Washington this week from Havana, where they attended the inauguration of the President, Senor Miguel Mariano Gomez. , The Minister of the Netherlands, Jonkheer H. M. van Haersma de With, will return Wednesday from Havana, where he rep resented hi* government at the inauguration of the President. The Minister of Finland and Mme. Jarnefelt will leave the Capital Thursday for New York, from where they will sail Friday for their home in Finland. They will return in the early Fall. The Minister of Greece, Mr. Demetrios Sicilianos, plans to spend part of July and August at Hot Springs, Va„ and will spend the rest of his vacation touring the United States. He will go to Los Angeles and San Francisco on his trip. The Minister of Latvia, Mr, Alfred Bilmanis, will spend two weeks in July in Kentucky, but plans to spend the rest of the Summer in the Capital. *_ The counselor of the British Embassy and Mrs. Victor Mallet will be hosts at supper this evening. The third secretary of the French Embassy and Mme. Saint will leave the end of next month for California. Their two children, Grace Saint and Yoland Saint, will sail June 20 for France, where they will spend the Summer. Mme. Lucet, wife of the attache of the French Embassy, will sail in a fortnight for France, where she will be joined later In the Summer by her husband. ^ a Weddings of Prominence Miss Evelyn Elizabeth McCune Among Many Brides of the Week. THE marriage of Miss Evelyn Elizabeth McCune. daughter of Mrs. Mildred McCune Conklyn. to Mr. Harry Clar ence Putnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Putnam, took place yesterday aft ernoon. The ceremony was performed in St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church South, the pastor, the Rev. W. F. Locke, officiating, at 5 o'clock. Miss Louise Murray, organist, played the wedding music and accompanied Mr. John Hall, who sang during the cere mony. The church had an effective arrangement of Spring flowers and palms, with lighted candles. The bride was given in marriage by her cousin. Dr. R. T. Scott of Rich mond. She wore white wedding-ring satin fashioned after an 1860 model, the short Jacket buttoned up the front to a Medici collar. The three yard train fell from the waistline of the jacket and her tulle veil was arranged in a halo effect and held by white satin bands. She carried white orchids, roses and lilies of the valley. Mrs. R. T. Scott was matron of honor, wearing peach-color marqui sette over taffeta and trimmed in taffeta, made high in the neck and having full cape-like sleeves. Her large leghorn hat matched her cos tume, and she carried deep pink roses and blue delphinium. The bride’s other attendants were Miss Mary Put nam, sister of the bridegroom; Mrs. O. E. Meyer of Boston; Mrs. Marie Burner and Miss Margaret Burchell. They were dressed like the matron of honor in chiffon and taffeta, two in malae, carrying yellow rosea and blue delphinium, and two In aquamarine, I carrying pale pink roses and blue delphinium. Mr. Randolph Burner was best man and the ushers were Mr. George Meyer of Boston and Mr. Walter Walcovich. Mr. Francis Sparshott and Mr. David Thomas of Washington. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride groom’s parents at 1930 Second street northeast, for members of the two families and intimate friends. Mrs. Conklyn. mother of the bride, assisted Mrs. Putnam, mother of the bride groom. in receiving. Later Mr. and Mrs. Putnam left for a wedding trip, the bride traveling in powder blue boucle with matching ac cessories. They will make their home at 4325 Sixteenth street north, in Waverly Hills, Va. Mrs. Putnam is a past national president of the Tau Phi Sorority. Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Minson. Miss Blanche Minson. *Mr. Edward Minson. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Semiltas. Mrs. J. R. Pryde. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Minter. Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Pryde. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hall. Miss Eunice Pryde and Miss Eleanor Pryde of (Continued on Ninth Page.) -•-* Harrisons Here For Week’s Visit Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harrison of New York, formerly of Washington, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Marr in their home in Chevy Chase, Md., for a week. Yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Marr gave a cocktail party for their guests. Residential Washington Former Secretary of War and Mrs. Hurley to Entertain. THE former Secretary of War and Mrs. Patrick J. Hurley will en tertain at luncheon today in their residence near Leesburg. The former military attache of the Cuban Embassy and Senora Pneto are closing their home on Massachusetts avenue today and will leave by motor for Mexico City to spend the summer. Senor Enrique Tessada-Guzman. son of Senora de Prieto, will join them later for his vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Legare will entertain at luncheon today at Grasslands. Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Sibour will have as their guests Mr. Thomas Good of Garden City and Mr. H. Lauf fat Clements of Haverford, Pa., who will come to be ushers at the wedding of their host’s son. Mr. Jean Raymond de Sibour and Mile. Valerie Stirling Prochnik. daughter of tne Minister of Austria and Mme. Prochnik. Monday. June 1, in St. Matthew's Church at 4 o'clock. Col. and Mrs. Walter Scott Drysdale will entertain 20 guests at luncheon at the Shoreham today in honor of the Chinese Ambassador and Mme. Sze. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ellis entertained at luncheon yesterday and will be hosts at luncheon again today at their coun try place. Rippon Lodge, in Virginia, and they will be at home to their friends this afternoon. Mi*, and Mrs. Wade will give a garden party next Sunday at Rippon Lodge for members (Continued on Seventh Page.) Clark-Barber Wedding Plans Are Completed pOL. AND MRS. ALVIN BARTON BARBER have issued invitations for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Janet Barton Barber, to Dr. Samuel Drury Clark of Hartford, Conn. The ceremony will take place June 10 at Sky Meadows, the home of Col. and Mrs. Barber, in Bradley Hills. Md„ and will be performed by the bridegroom's uncle, the Rev. Sam uel Drury of St. Paul's School, Con cord, N. H., in the presence of only the immediate families and close friends of the bride and bridegroom. Immediately following the cere mony a large reception will be held on the lawn at Sky Meadows. Miss Barber's only attendant will be the bridesmaid. Miss Evelyn Thompson of Brookline. Mass., who was a college friend of Miss Barber's at Bryn Mawr. Miss Barber is a graduate of Miss Madeira's School in Washington and of Bryn Mawr College. She also studied in Vienna and at Ratcllfle College. She 1s the niece of Mr. Maurice Lombardi of San Francisco and of Mr. Cornelius Lombardi of Kansas City, and a cousin of Mrs. Charles Peabody of Cambridge, Mas*. Dr. Clark is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Welcome Clark and is a graduate of the Kent School. Kent, Conn., and of Harvard, of the claaa of 1931, and of the Harvard Medical School. Miss Dorothy Gould Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Edicard Fowler, pictured ringing the bell on the City oj Washing ton, in which the cruise icill be taken.