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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
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.
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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.
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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.
Gala Evening: Planned
on “City of Wash
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.
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
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
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
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
Representative and Mrs. Stephen
Gambrill. who have spent the season
at the Shoreham, are opening their
f country place in Maryland this week
The Assistant Secretary of State and
Mrs. Wilbur J. Carr will remain in
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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 .
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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
Former Secretary of
War and Mrs. Hurley
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
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
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
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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
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.
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