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Society Will Be Well Represented at Celebrations in Capital
Mrs. Roosevelt Will Lead
Nation in Celebrating
; The President’s Birthday
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Thousands Will Dance in Capital Tonight
to Aid Infantile Paralysis
V*/ Sufferers.
MRS. ROOSEVELT will attend the seven balls to be given this
evening in the Capital in celebration of the President's
birthday anniversary. She will leave the White House after
' a family dinner party to make the rounds of the celebrations,
which will be held at the Hamilton, Mayflower, Raleigh, Shoreham,
Wardman Park, Washington and Willard Hotels.
The President’s wife will cut the huge birthday cakes which
will be a feature of each of the dances. Mrs. Roosevelt will hear
at one of the hotels, just which one is not certain, her husband
express his appreciation over the air to his friends all over the
country who are at that time participating in his “birthday party.”
These Nation-wide celebrations are dear to the heart of the Presi
^ dent, for the proceeds will be used to aid infantile paralysis
*- While Mrs. Roosevelt is visiting the various hotels, the President
will have with him a party of old friends who for many years have
been with him on the anniversary of his birth.
Prominent hostesses in the Capital will head the receiving lines
at the numerous balls, and many dinner parties will be given before
the celebrations.
. Mrs. Roosevelt entertained today at the White House the
motion picture stars who have come to take part in the celebrations.
The Peruvian Ambassador, Senor Don Manuel de Freyre y
Santander, was the ranking guest at the dinner which Rear Admiral
and Mrs. William S. Pye entertained last night in their home at
2345 South Meade street. The other guests were the naval attache
4 of the Peruvian Embassy and Senora de Althaus, Comdr. and Mrs.
Otto M. Forster of Quantico, Capt. and Mrs. Royale Ingersoll, Capt.
and Mrs. Harry Hill, Capt. and Mrs. Stanford C. Hooper and Mrs.
Pye’s niece, Miss Katherine Briscoe Knox.
The Italian Ambassador and Signora de Suvich entertained at
dinner last night in honor of the German Ambassador, Herr
Hans Luther. _
The Swiss Minister and Mme. Peter were hosts at luncheon
today, having among their guests Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hollowell
Gardiner of Brookline, Mass., who are their guests over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner are parents of Mrs. Marc Peter, jr„ of
► Boston, daughter-in-law of the Minister and Mme. Peter.
The Minister of the Irish Free State, Mr. Michael MacWhite,
went to New York yesterday to join Mrs. MacWhite. He addressed
the annual luncheon of the Vassar Club today in New York. The
Minister and Mrs. MacWhite will return Monday.
The Minister of Norway and Mme. Munthe de Morgenstierne
entertained a company of 26 at dinner last night at the Legation.
Senator and Mrs. Hiram W. Johnson, who are at Miami for the
* Midwinter, are expected to return to Washington the middle of
Mrs. Walter F. George, wife of Senator George of Georgia,
entertained informally at luncheon today at the Mayflower in
compliment to Mrs. Robert Arnold of Elberton, Ga., house guest
of Representative and Mrs. Paul Brown of Georgia.
Senator and Mrs. Frederick Steiwer have left for a fortnight’s
visit in the South.
* -
The commercial counselor of the Italian Embassy, Signor Elisio
y Balttrino, entertained 24 guests at dinner last night in the Persian
room of the Plaza in New York City.
Mrs. Wayne Chatfield-Taylor, wife of the Undersecretary
of the Treasury, is spending several days in New York City, where
she is stopping at the Madison.
The air attache of the British Embassy, Group Capt. T. E. B.
Howe, is spending a few days in New York City, where he is stopping
at the Plaza Hotel.
’ Gen. and Mrs. William H. Haskell have arrived from New York
City for a visit of several days and are at the Carlton Hotel.
Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Lathe B. Row entertained a small company
at dinner at the Shoreham last evening.
Mrs. Collett, wife of Lieut, (j.g.) James Dahlman Collett, U. S. N.,
Is visiting her parents, Col. and Mrs. George H. Calvert, jr. Before
her marriage in November she was Miss Margaret Peyton Calvert.
Lieut. Collett is on the U. S. S. Cummings, which was recently com
pleted and is now engaged in trial cruises.
Residential Social News
Mr. and Mrs. C. Mathews Dick on Way
to Palm Beach.
DICK left Washington yes
terday for Palm Beach,
where they will be the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Douglas.
They will return to the Capital about
February 15.
Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. Grosvenor
left yesterday afternoon for a trip
south* They expect to be away for
several weeks.
Mrs. Edward Everett Robbins has
recalled cards for the tea at the May
flower Tuesday, owing to illness.
Baron and Baroness d‘ Epremesnil
and their children are the guests of
t Mrs! Henry Oxnard in Uppervllle, Va.
Baroness d’ Epremesnil was, before
her marriage, Miss Adeline Oxnard.
Mrs. Hugh H. Auchincloss of New
York City, with her daughter. Miss
Barbara Anchincloss, has arrived in
Washington for a brief visit and is
•topping at the Carlton Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl W. Corby of
f Timberlawn, Bethesda, and their
daughter, Miss Mary Ellen Corby, will
leave tomorrow to spend several weeks
with Mr. Corby’s mother, Mrs. Charles
2. Corby, in Miami, Fla.
Mrs. George Mesker of New York
City has arrived in Washington and
is at the Shoreham. While in the
Capital, she is having a brief visit with
her brother, Dr. Roderick MacEachen,
who has come from Morgantown, W.
Va. She will leave soon for her house
at Palm Beach, Fla., returning to New
j York the latter part of Aprl.
Min Cynthia Hathaway arrived
Thursday to spend a few days with
hey parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
R. Hathaway, in Edgemoor. Md. Miss
Hdthaway is a senior at Vassar Col*
lege, Poughkeepsie. She will be in
Edgymoor until Tuesday.
» "V - - ■ ■*
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Teagle have
d arrived in Washington from Port
I Chester, N. Y., and are at the Shore
[ ham for a brief stay.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Biggers of
Buffalo, N. Y., with their young
ter, Virginia Bigger*, are occupying
a suite at the Wardman Park Hotel
for a few days.
Mrs. Elizabeth Northrop and Mrs.
Ben B. Cain will leave the Shoreham
Monday for a South American cruise,
sailing from New York on the Rotter
dam February 4 and returning April
10. They will visit all the South Amer
ican ports, stopping at Havana before
sailing to Buenos Aires, where they
will pass a week. They will go down
the East Coast and around Cape
Horn, sailing north along the West
Coast of South America.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Mathews Woods
of Capitol Hill returned Tuesday from
an extended tour through Florida
during the last month. They spent
most of their time in Miami and
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Connolly,
who have come to Washington from
Hamden, Conn., with Capt. and Mrs.
Joseph Lenarducci of Newark, N. J.,
are at the Shoreham for a few days
before going to Palm Beach, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Fullns Meyersberg of
Geneva, Switzerland, are stopping at
the Dodge while in the Capital.
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Beekman of
Chestnut Hill, Mass., have arrived in
Washington and are at the Shore
ham for a brief visit before going
South. While in Washington Mr. and
Mrs. Beekman are visiting Mr. Edward
Gallagher. Upon returning from
Florida Mr. and Mrs. Beekman will
stop in Washington for a longer visit
Mrs. Walter 8. Sheppard, acoom
panled by Mrs. S. N. Pilchard of
Salisbury, Md., is stopping at the
Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Beachy
have arrived in Washington and are
at the Shoreham for a brief stay.
While in the Capital they are visiting
Mrs. Beachy’s brother, Mr. Bromley
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Brackett of
Richmond, Va., are spending a brief
tima at the Dodga,
Will Attend Birthday Balk
Tonight will attend the series of balls in the Capital in celebra
tion of the President’s birthday anniversary. Proceeds of the
gala celebrations will be used to aid infantile paralysis sufferers.
Buy a ticket, attend and help some victim of this dreaded disease.
—Underwood <fc Underwood Photo.
Maryland-Virginia News
Miss Anne Hagner Hostess Today at
Luncheon in Bethesda Home.
tained at a luncheon today
at her home in Bethesda.
Her guests were Mias Hilda
Powers of Beckley, W. Va., who is
spending the week end with Miss Hag
ner, and Miss Nancy Caldwell of
Wheeling. W. Va., and Miss Carol
Norton of White Plains, N. Y.
Miss Hagner and her guests are stu
dents at Arlington Hall, a school for
girls in Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. William Warfield Ross
of Bethesda were hosts at a dinner
party Thursday evening. The dinner
was given in honor of Mr. Ross’ birth
day anniversary and there were 12
The Rev. and Mrs. W. G. Turner
have arrived from Wahroonga, New
South Wales, Australia. Mr. Turner
has accepted the vice presidency of
the World Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists and wiU travel extensively,
visiting denominational centers in
different parts of the world. He has
been president of the Australasian
Division Conference, which included
Australia. New Zealand and the South
Pacific Islands, during the past six
Mrs. Virginia Barbleri of San Fran
cisco is the guest of her brother and
sister-in-law, Sergt. E. E. Snodgrass
and Mrs. Snodgrass, at their home in
Takoma Park.
Mrs. Barbierl Is chairman of the
Italian-American Democratic Women’s
Division of San Francisco and North
ern California and represent* four
Italian newspapers in Northern Cali
fornia. She came to attend the in
auguration and is returning to the
West within a few days.
Miss Ruth Hooper and Miss Virginia
Lee fcooper entertained at a dinner
party Saturday evening, Janukry 23.
at the Dodge Hotel in celebration of
the thirtieth wedding anniversary of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
C. Hooper of 200% North Kenmore
street, Arlington, Va. The. dinner was
followed by bridge. The guest* were
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bingham, Mr. and
Mrs. Elonzo Morgan, Mr. and Mrs.
tlharles Grindle, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Hemphill, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lees,
Mrs. Flora Elliot and Mrs. Charles
Fisher, all of Washington, and Mr.
and Mrs. Elbie Folts of Arlington, Va.
Mrs. Retta Ivie of Augusta, Ga., is
the guest of her daughter. Mis* Martha
Ivie, at the Washington Sanitarium.
Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard IT. Nesmith
are entertaining Miss Hazel Burg of
Keene, Tex, at their home in Takoma
Park. Miss Berg is a teacher in the
Southwestern Junior College, located
In Keene, and is on leave of absence
for a year doing advanced university
Miss Willie Kirk of Herndon, Va.,
has a* her guest this week Mies Ruth
Maxwell of Fairfax, Va.
Mrs. Wellington G. Nicola of Worth
ington, Ohio, is the guest of her
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Omer Aleshlre, and her sister, Miss
RUth Schlfer, in Takoma Park for a
few weeks.
Mrs. Leo Miller entertained at bridge
Wednesday evening In her borne near
Hendon, Va., having as guests Mis*,
Ann V. Hutchison. Mrs. John Mc
Daniel, Miss Emily Robb, Mrs. Horace
Turner. Miss Alice Bready. Miss Jean
Steady, Miss Mary Hurst, Mrs. Wil
liam S. Blanchard, Jr.; Mrs. Russell
Gillette, Mi«s Hazel Kirk, Miss June
Seamans and Miss Mary McCarty.
Mr. and Mrs. George Carr of James
town. N. Y„ are guests of their sen
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Edward Carr. They are planning to
spend the Winter here.
Mrs. Fannie Lou Seamans returned
to her home in Herndon, Va„ yester
day after having been the guest of
friends in Richmond, Va, for several
Tuesday morning for Harrisburg, Pa.
They will also visit Petersburg, Va.,
before going to Florida, where they
will spend several weeks in St. Augus
time before their return to Wash
Mrs. Allan Bradley, Mrs. Calvin Kid
well and Mrs. J. L. Nachman were
hostesses at cards Wednesday evening
in the home or Mrs. Bradley at Floris,
Va. Their guests included Mrs. Alien
H. Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. George Ram
sey Bready, Mrs. E. M. Armfield, Dr.
and Mrs. William Meyer, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Wynkoop, Mrs. Willis Mc
Glincy, Mrs. Lillian Anderson, Mrs.
Ruth Keyes, Mr. J. L. Nachman and
Mrs. Charles Fisher, all of Herndon,
Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ferguson, Mr.
Allan Bradley and Miss Maude Lewis
of Floris and Miss Mildred Kidwell of
Sterling, Va.
Mrs. Maynard Bourdeau was the
guest of honor for whom Mrs. Charles
Wolohon entertained Tuesday evening.
Those present included Dr. Sisco-Bor
deau and her daughter, Miss Kathleen
Sisco; Mr*. C. H. Thompson, Mrs. H.
F. Ernshire, Mrs. L. H. King, Miss
Evelyn Morris Smith and Miss Kath
erine Kavanaugh of Baltimore, Mrs.
J. L. McElhaney. Mrs. Robert E. Har
ter, Mrs. Ralph Reed, Mrs. J. A. Stev
ens, Mrs. Harry Smith, Mrs. W. E.
Howell, Mrs. C. W. Irwin, Mrs. Alice
Bourdeau, Mrs. M. E. Olson, Mrs. J.
Herman Kimble, Mrs. Howard Met
calfe, Mrs. Lyman H. Graham, Mrs.
John Sampson, Mrs. Chlo Wood Mil
ler, Mrs. Charles C. Lewis, Mrs. E. R.
Palmer, Mrs. John Dimock, Mrs.
Perlle de P. Henderson, Dr. Isabel
Reith, Mrs. O. S. Parrett, Mrs. Ter
rance Martin, Mrs. C. C. Pulver, Mrs.
George W. Chase, Mrs. S. A. James,
Mrs. W. Beecher Walters, Mrs. Mar
tha Simmerman, Miss Marie Saunders,
Miss Lois Benjamin, Miss Mary Park,
Miss Bessie May Hood, Miss Pansy
Palmer, Miss Marian Dawson, Miss
Myrta Corner, Miss Esther Stern and
Miss Martha Ivie.
Mrs. Wolohon was assisted by Mrs.
Read Calvert and Mrs. Virgil Parrett.
Miss Dorothy Hardy
To Wed Mr. Bryan
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Hardy of
Indian Head, in Southern Maryland,
have issued invitations to the mar
riage of t» Mr adopted daughter, Miss
Dorothy ( iuart Hardy, to Mr. Alex
ander Marbury Bryan, jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Alexander Marbury Bryan.
The wedding will take place at
nuptial mass at St. Mary’s Star of
the Sea Church In Indian Head, at
10:30 o'clock, February 6, after which
there will be a small reception.
Miss Hardy will have as her ma
tron of honor Mrs. Francis X. Knott,
and as her bridesmaids Miss rrances
Grabis, Miss Bertha Johnson, Mias
Caroline Knott and Mias Viola Lyon,
all of Indian Head.
Mr. Bryan will have as his best
man Mr. Leo Patrick Darr, Jr., of
Washington, and the ushers will be
Mr. George Keith Bryan, Mr. Fran
cis De Sales McWilliams, and Mr.
William Arthur Johnson, Jr., all of
Indian Head, and Mr. William Robert
Davis of Washington. Mias Hasel
Jenkins of Indian Head will play the
wedding music. Mrs. Raymond H.
Kray, also of Indian Head, and Mr.
James A. Burroughs, jr., of Marshall
Hall, will sing during the mass.
The young ladies of the choir at
St. Charles Church gave Miss Hardy
a surprise shower at her home Fri
day evening, January 22.
Woman’s Club Gives
Supper in Bethesda
The Woman’s Club of Bethesda will
hold a supper party tomorrow night
from 5:30 to 7 o’clock at the club
house on Georgetown road. Mrs. Ed
ward Oarlock is chairman of the com
mittee In charge of arrangements and
she will be assisted by Mrs. Richard
Visitor at Reception
Wfto is spending the Winter with her uncle, Representative
Robert L. Mounton of Lafayette, La Miss Olivier attended the
White House reception Thursday voith her uncle.
—,Harris-Ewing Photo.
Morgan-Spiess Wedding
Ceremony This Morning in Church of
The Most Blessed Sacrament.
A WEDDING of Interest to resi
dential and official Washing
ton was the wedding of Miss
Helen Johanna Spiess. daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Spiess, to
Mr. Charles William Morgan, son of
Mrs. Russell T. Pole of Washington.
The ceremony was performed at nup
tial mass at the Church of the Most
Blessed Sacrament at 10 o'clock this
morning with the Rev. Thomas G.
Smyth officiating.
The church was artistically deco
rated with white freesia, ferns, white
carnations and a backdrop of white
lilies and royal palms. Before the
ceremony Mr. George Cowles sang
Shubert’s “Ave Maria,” assisted by
Mrs. Kelley at the organ. Mr. Cowles
sang "O Lord I Am Not Worthy” dur
ing the communion of the holy mass,
and at the close of the ritual, “On This
Day—O Beautiful Mother,” In honor
of the pastor, Father Smyth.
Miss Spiess was given In marriage
by her father, Mr. Louis A. Spiess. Mr.
Spiess is a law partner of Mr. John
Walsh and served on the Inaugural
Committee, having long been con
nected with civic affairs. The bride's
costume was off-white satin, fash
ioned cm Princess lines with leg-o'
mutton sleeves and pointed cuffs.
Small buttons, decorated with satin,
were down the front of the gown. The
veil was off-white tulle, held by seed
pearl Juliet cap clasped with orange
blossoms on either side. White roses
and large sprays of lilies of the val
ley were carried by the bride.
Miss Margaret Spiess, sister of the
bride, was the maid of honor. Her
gown was of ashes of roses moire taf
feta, made on bouffant lines with
dubonnet accessories. Miss Spiess’ hat
was of tulle with a coronet of velvet
flowers. She carried a bouquet of
roses that matched her dubonnet ac
The other attendants were Miss
Rita Spiess, Miss Marion Shaw. Miss
Joanne Spiess. Mrs. Charles A. Haile,
Miss Eleanor Duff and Mrs. Frances
McNamara. Their gowns were of three
shades of blue, royal, aqua and Ice
blue moire taffeta. The gowns had a
draped skirt and were fashioned on
Colonial lines. Small velvet bows
were down the back. The hats were
of tulle with 3-lnch velvet bows In
front with draped tulle. Each of the
attendants carried long-stemmed talis
man roses sprinkled with blue del
phinium that matched their blue ac
The best man was Mr. Charles A.
Haile and the ushers were Mr. John
A. Sobotka, Jr.; Mr. Powell Loving,
Mr. Dudley Digges, Mr. Robert Haile,
Mr. Carrol Nash and Mr. Philip
Immediately following the ceremony
a reception was held at the home of
the bride's parents at 6114 Nevada
avenue. Tall vases of white roses,
freezla and fern decorated the three
drawing rooms. In the receiving line
were Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Spiess, the
latter in a navy blue marquisette gown
with a cape of rare Chantilly lace and
inset panels of corresponding lace.
Her hat was a large, black felt hat
with a crown of moire in the new coro
nation blue. Mrs. Spiess* corsage bou
quet was a cluster of gardenias. The
bridegroom’s mother, Mrs. Russell
Frederick Pole, was also in the receiv
ing line and was in a Molyneaux gown
of black crepe with a bodice of satin.
Her jacket was of crepe and was
three-quarter length. A large, black
felt hat with a straw brim and a spray
of gardenias completed her costume.
At the reception were Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph P. Tumulty and Mr. and Mrs.
Cahill, their son-in-law and daughter;
Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh, Mrs. Har
old Russell Young and her debutante
daughter, Mias Mary Agnes Young;
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Slocum of
Philadelphia, Judge Aukum of the
District Court and Mrs. Aukum, Mrs.
Dorothy Farr Sobotka and Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Spiker.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan left for a trip
north by motor and will stop over in
New York for a stay. Upon their
return they will make their home in
Washington. Mrs. Morgan wore a
Patou camel hair suit with a beaver
stand-up collar and a full akirt with
flat pleats. A Knox hat and brown
accessories completed her going-away
costume. ' On her shoulders was a
spray of pale pink orchids.
Out of town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Towers of Union, N. J.; Mr.
and Mrs. R. W. Slocum of Philadel
phia. Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Wil
liams of East Orange, N. J.; Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Ruppert of New York and
Mr. and Mrs. F. Spiker of Wood
stock, Va.
Mrs. Morgan is a graduate of St.
Paul's Academy. Mr. Morgan attends
George Washington University and is
a member of Theta Delta Chi Fra
ternity and a lieutenant in the Officers’
Reserve Corps of the 320th Infantry
Reserve. Mr. Morgan is a direct de
scendant of John Dent, member of the
First Provincial Assembly of the State
of Maryland and a delegate to the
Continental Congress.
Mrs. Edwin A. Roper, jr., enter
tained at tea Wednesday in honor of
Miss Spiess.
Assisting Mrs. Roper were the Misses
Rita, Joanne and Margaret Spiess,
sisters of the bride; Mrs. A. J. Somer
ville, Mrs. P. K. Faerver, Miss Helen
Simmons and Mrs. A. A. Ruppert of
New York City, who is here for the
Over several hundred guests were
invited and alternating at the tea
table were Mrs. Ralph McKee of War
ren ton, Va.; Mrs. W. J. Lally and Mrs.
L. T. Roper.
School Children
Plan Their Own
President’s Ball
GROUP of 150 school girls and
boys have planned a President's
birthday ball for the benefit of the
infantile paralysis victims. Being too
youthful to take part in the many
balls arranged by their elders, this
group of charity-minded and ener
getic boys and girls will dance in the
Playhouse on N street from 8 to 11
o’clock to aid others of their age who
are afflicted with the dread disease.
In the grroup the ages range from
13 to 16, and Miss Minnie Hawke is
in charge of the arrangements.
Miss Boyden to Lead
Cotillion at Dance
Miss Margaret Lillington Boyden,
debutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. Hanson Boyden, who will lead the
cotillion figure at the dance to be
given by the Maryland Society of
Washington Thursday evening at the
Kennedy-Warren, will have as her
partner Mr. Stoddert Parker. Hie
figure will be directed by Col. Geo.
H. Calvert, jr., president of the society.
Dr. Thomas Hardy Taliaferro of
the University of Maryland has been
appointed chairman of the Floor Com
mittee, and Maj. William Bowie vice
chairman. Others on the committee
are Mr. Charles Elliott Baldwin, Lieut.
Bradford Bartlett, Dr. Alan S. Boar
man. Mr. Thomas H. Canby, Mr. Carl
S. Dellinger, Dr. Benjamin H. Dorsey.
Mr. C. Calvert Hines, Mr. M. Hampton
Magruder and Mr. James W. Thomas.
The dancing starts at 10 o’clock,
and the cotillion figure will be
promptly at 11 o’clock.
Guest cards may be obtained at the
doog that evenine. ,
Carothers Guests
Of the Talleys
Mr. and Mrs. Nell Carothers will be
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn P. Talley
over Sunday, coming to Washington
for the Town Hall tomorrow evening,
where Mr. Carothers will be the
speaker. Mr. Carothers is dean of
the School of Business Administra
tion at Lehigh University and the
local Lehigh Club will attend the
Town Hall tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Talley also have as
their guest their daughter, Mrs.
Charles Spence of St. Louis, who has
made her first visit in Washington
for some time. Mrs. 8pence planned
to return to St. Louis yesterday but
is remaining for the Town Hall tomor
row and a brief visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Carothers.
Mme. Kuiagevitch
Will Give Talk
Mme. Kuiagevitch, pupil of the
famous 8afonoff of the Moscow Con
servatory of Music, will give an illus
trated talk on Russian music Wednes
day afternoon, February 17, In the
Sulgrave Club.
Mrs. James Roosevelt, Princess Can
tacusene, Miss Mabel Boardman and
MTs. George Hewitt Myers already
have consented to be patronesses for
the talk.
At Home Postooned.
The commandant of the Washington
Navy Yard and Mrs. George PettenglU
will hold their “at home” on Monday,
March 1, Instead of tomorrow.
Miami Beach X/
YimuuK WAt W mm
By the Way—
- Beth Blaine •
^JORDONS of police outside Conte and Contessa Robertl's house on Massa
chusetts avenue yesterday afternoon caused considerable consternation
among the vast army which makes traffic heavy on that thoroughfare as the
daylight wanes. But the cordons of police were needed, for Prince Marcello del
Drago of the Italian Embassy, who is occupying the house temporarily, was
entertaining at a cocktail party for Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor—in person.
These celebrities of the cinema, as every one knows, are here for the celebra
tions of the President’s birthday anniversary and to attend the many balls
which will be given for the benefit of the sufferers from infantile paralysis.
A small and “exclusive” group was on hand to greet this famous pair and
Mrs. Edward Reed, hatless in a silver fox-trimmed gown, acted as hostess for
Prince del Drago, seconded adroitly by Melissa Reid. The cry of “Here they
come!” brought the guests genteely to the windows, hoping for a preview
glimpse. And who should stroll up the walk but his excellency, the Belgian
Ambassador, Comte van der Straten-Ponthoz, accompanied by a tall and
handsome young man, who was taken for Robert Taylor, but who turned out
to be the Ambassador’s son, a senior at Princeton.
Mist Harlow, wrapped in a cloak on ten red fox skins, from under
which she emerged swathed in black satin with a high-crowned veiled
hat. was a graceful answer to our ideas of a star. Surrounded by a
group of admirers, among whom were Baron "Keppy" Schell of the
Hungarian Legation and, the Marchess Capomazza, this diminutive
actress conferred her favors on ‘‘Pauldy," short for Leopold, Baron
Schell’s daschund, who went wild with delight, seemingly sensing that
he had the envy of the masculine contingent present. Turning our
attentions to Robert Taylor, just recovering from the flu, we found him
a delightful young man, whose Adonis-like attributes were accentuated
sartorially in the best Hollywood style ... a broad-shouldered plaid
gray suit, gray shirt and a black-and-orange tie. Since the latter are
the Fascisti colors, we wonder if this was a delicate attention to his host.
Among the lovely women to whom this new idol of the screen was
presented were Mme. Van Haersma de With, wife of the Netherlands
Minister; Mrs. Sidney Kent Legare, whose stunning hat might have
been fashioned from an ancient Persian tapestry; Mary Du Bost, in a
wine-color tailltur with blue accessories; Mrs. Victor Mallet and
Mrs. John Newbold. A tall young man with an attractive profile, whom
we all felt must be "‘some one,” proved to be Robert Taylor’s best
friend, one Don Milo, who had just come along “for the ride."
Another celebrity present was Edgar Hoover, head of the G-men, around
whom those present flocked, giving us a chance of talking with the "most
popular man in America,” while sitting on a comfortable sofa with Herbert
Scholz and Jacqueline Story, who came from Baltimore for the party. When
offered a drink, Mr. Taylor declined, but accepted some tea doubtfully, confess
ing that he hadn’t had any in years! Skipping the weather, we discussed
sightseeing, learning that a visit up the Monument was planned, or at lea^t
hoped for, as this unspoiled favorite of millions unhesitatingly admitted that
he’d never had a chance to Cook’s Tour. "I was born in Nebraska and only left
to go to the West Coast. A visit to New York City eight months ago for two
days was my first trip, so I’ve never really been any place!”
Barely two years of moviedom has placed Robert Taylor at the
zenith, and to an observer, this great lover of the screen who so
passionately portrayed Armand in Dumas’ classic “Camille” is verily
an unspoiled college boy, upon whom fate has decreed that forever
after he must effect the profile pose and stick to his charming and
naive directness. Mousba, Capomazza’s Abyssinian valet, in a bright
red flannel jacket, who admitted the guests, caught Mr. Taylor’s fancy,
and when told by Nora de With that Mousba wears a turban while
serving dinner, expressed a desire to attend such a repast.
Shortly after Donna Matilde, wife of the Italian Ambassador, arrived,
came the photographers, followed by Mitzie Green, famous child actress, now
a possessed young lady In her teens, with a becoming golden Dutch "bob”
matching her Manchurian weasel coat. The guests of honor left with Mr.
Hoover in his armored car, accompanied by sirens and motor cycles. Robert
Taylor prayed that he was headed for a shave, for having been whisked from
the train to the party, he had not been given time. However, he realizes that
Washington accepts the lions of Hollywood, with or without their manes.
Representative Bloom
Chairman of Judges
For Gala Bal Boheme
who has had a wide experience
in Important costume events in many
parts of the United States, and notably
in the Capital city during the Bi
centennial celebration, will be chair
man of the three judges of costumes
for the Bal Boheme Monday night
at the Mayflower. With Mrs. Eugene
Meyer and Miss Alice Clapp, who will
likewise act as judges at this colorful
event, he wiir enter the ball room
with the officers of the Arts Club and
officials of the bal at 11 o’clock, for
mally opening the bal, which will be
gin for general dancing at 10 o’clock.
Among those who may appear
shortly after 11 o’clock as guests of
the Bal Boheme is the distinguished
English actor, Mr. John Gielgud, who,
with his supporting company, will be
playing his opening performance of
"Hamlet” on that night in the
National Theater here. With Mr.
Gielgud, an invitation has likewise
been extended to Miss Judith Ander-1
son. Miss Lillian Gish and Mr. Arthur i
Byron, all of whom are featured in
the Shakespearean play here.
Montgomery County
Plans Birthday Ball
More than 300 prominent men and
women are acting as patrons and
patronesses of the Montgomery County
birthday ball, which will be held to
night at the Kensington Armory.
Mr. Frank E. Hayes, chairman, of
Takoma Park, is being assisted by
Mrs. Charles Y. Latimer, Mr. F. Byrne
Austin, Mr. J, Somerville Dawson, Jr.;
Mrs. Raymond Clapper, Mrs. Eugene
J. C. Raney, Mr. Lawrence Smoot,
Dr. V. L. Ellicott, Mr. John L. Imlrie,
Dr. J. W. Bird, Miss Estelle Moore,
Dr. Frank J. Broschart, Miss Edith
Lamar and Mr. Andrew M. Newman,
all of whom are vice presidents of
the affair.
Among those who have a idy
made arrangements to attend the ball
are the following members of the
executive staff of the White House:
Mrs. Rena Ridenour, Mrs. Anne
Defflnbaugh, Mrs. Eva Smith, Mrs.
Bernice Ponton, Miss Dorothy Jones.
Miss Gladys Dunsmoor, Mr. Edward
Bradshaw and Mrs. Prudence Frece.
Mr. Brooke Johns, former Follies
star, who appeared with Ann Penning
ton, will be master of ceremonies. A
number of interesting specialties are
being planned.
Seventy per cent of the proceeds
will be turned over to the ?Montgom
ery County Council of the American
Legion for the support of its ortho
pedic clinic.
Miss Zolnay Engaged
To Mr. Newcomb
Mr. and Mrs. George Julian Zolnay
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Miss Margaret Zolnay,
to Mr. John Churchill Newcomb of
New York City and Greenwood, Va.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Danforth
Newcomb, also of Greenwood and
of Louisville, Ky.
Miss Zolnay was born in St. Louis,
Mo., where her father, the well-knowa
sculptor, executed the Confederate
Memorial and the Statue of Laclede,
founder of the city. She spent her
childhood in Washington and in 1925
made her debut before coming to New
York, where she is a member of the
Junior League. Her mother, a mem
ber of the Gillim, Buchanan, Douglas
and Rowan families of Kentucky, is
a great-niece of John Rowan, whose
home at Bardstown, Ky.. was immor
talized by Stephen Foster, when he
wrote there "My Old Kentucky Home.”
Mr. Zolnay was born at Castle Zsolnay,
near Pecs, Hungary, where his family
has been prominent for many cen
Mr. Newcomb was graduated in 1923
from Harvard, where he was a member
of the Institute of 1770 and D. K. E.
Hasty Pudding, Phoenix and other
clubs and an editor of the Lampoon.
Later he was on the staff of the Louis
ville Courier-Journal, then editor of
the Chase in Lexington, and after
ward an original member of the staff
of the Sportsman, associate editor of
the old Field Illustrated, and author of
a column for several years in the Wall
Street Journal. He is a writer today
of special articles and a member of
the Union Club.
For many years Mr. Newcomb's
family has been associated with tha
financial and social leaders of New
York. His grandfather was Mr. H.
Victor Newcomb. Upon his mother's
side Mr. Newcomb is a member of tha
Churchill family of Kentucky, for
which the race track at Louisville is
Dance at Navy Yard.
The commandant and officers of
the Washington Navy Yard will hold
their third dance of the Winter series
in the Sail Loft Friday evening.
PIAMSTmS teachek
Pupil Of
Uunl AUcPowtll.KVw ftrk:
Harold Dautr, P«na;And
Teres* CAivtAo,D«rtlR
The Metronome Room and El Patio will
not be open for supper dancing tonight
Ballrooms at both hotels are being used
for the
Continuous music and entertainment at
the Wardman Park Hotel from 9 p. m. by
Sande Williams and Arthur Warren.

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