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Washington Society Dances in the New Year at Gay and Festive Ball'
Annual McLean Reception
Radiates Usual Cheer
At Friendship
Hundreds of Guests Dine
And Dance Amid
Gay Surroundings.
A BIGGER and better party, louder and gayer music, brighter
lights, poinsettias to right and to left, thousands of red,
white and yellow roses, the inclosed porch enlarged, 330
guests for dinner and some 800 for dancing, and “Happy New
Year” in huge lights heralded 'in 1938 last night at Friendship.
The Hope diamond and the Star of the East, Mrs. Edward
Beale McLean's two most famous jewels, plus many bracelets
about her wrists, remained static but appeared to glow more bril
liantly as 1937 rolled into 1938 and with it all Mrs. McLean, hostess
of Friendship, that house so well named, wished her guests the
best of everything for the coming year.
Wearing a dress made entirely of blueish paillettes similar in
color to the Hope diamond, Mrs. McLean greeted her guests with
her daughter, Evalyn Washington McLean, whose dress was pic
turesque, the jeune fille type of white, made with a buffant skirt
and an off-the-shoulder neckline. Her jewelry consisted of a tiny
diamond necklace. Son Jock, John R. McLean, 2d, received with
his mother and was the only host, due to the absence of his
brother Ned, Edward B. McLean, jr., who suffered a broken leg
but a few days ago and is “trapped” in Colorado.
The inclosed porch, which seemed quite adequate for any
size gathering, underwent enlargement for this gala party and
was decorated in green and made into a veritable greenhouse of
blooming white chrysanthemums and silver leaves. The beautiful
white damask curtains in the ballroom made a perfect background
for the hundreds of colors found in the dresses of the ladies as
they whirled to the strains of Meyer Davis’ orchestra, with Meyer
himself leading his men to great heights. Dinner was served both
In the ballroom and the dining room, and lace tablecloths over
shimmering gold satin added another touch to the already vibrant
atmosphere of splendor and galaxy.
variety being the keynote, if one
tired of one type of music he had but
to wait until the opportunity came to
dance to the strains of Hal Kemp's
orchestra, Hal having come from Hol
lywood for the occasion. Then, dur
ing the evening, the Kings Threesome,
Meyer Davis’ special entertainers who
came down from New York, did their
bit, wandering among the guests with
violin, banjo and accordion, adding
momentum to a party which was a
gurefire success from the start.
I suppose it is natural for a few
people to try and “crash" the gates of
Friendship—it's bound to happen with
Dame Rumor giving every hope of
eases of champagne and plenty of
just “every little thing" that goes
toward making a function what it
should be, especially on New Year
eve. Hence, the guests “invited” ar
rived clutching in their hands cards
printed in red assuring admittance
and distinctly marked non-transfer
able. If there were any really stub
born crashers, like the rest of the ar
rangements so well planned and car
ried out, these incidents were kept
dark and confusion was not in evi
In spite of the crowd with two
rooms to dance in at all times
equipped with loud speakers carrying
the music from one to the other, the
dance floors remained amazingly clear.
Members of the diplomatic set, Wash
ington’s residential group and repre
sentatives of the Supreme Court, Sen
ate and House were in the company,
at the largest and most gala ball of
the season.
Happy New Year was repeated over
and over again. Debutantes tore
hither and thither wide-eyed with ex
citement over their first really thrill
ing New Year eve celebration. All of
this year’s “crop” in Washington were
there and added to it were some from
New York, Philadelphia and Boston.
New York had a goodly showing, in
cluding tall, distinguished and hand
■ome Mrs. Goodhue Livingston, who
was accompanied by her son and very
beautiful daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Goodhue Livingston, jr„ while
visiting with Herr and Frau Herbert
Scholz of the German Embassy were
Mr. and Mrs. H. Casimir de Rham.
Others from out of town were Mr.
and Mrs. Courtlandt D. Barnes, jr.;
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hergesheimer,
Miss Eleo Sears of Boston, Miss Sheila
Barrett, Mr. Roland Young, who 1s ap
pearing at the National: Mr. Jerome
Zerbe, Mr. Lucius Beebe and Mrs.
MeLean's aunt, Mrs. Harriet Blaine
Members of the Roosevelt family
were there and seen towering above
the crowd was Mr. James Roosevelt
in company with several of his
friends from New York who had come
to Washington the night before for
the dance at the White House. They
included Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gates
and Mr. Gates’ twin, Mr. Geoffrey
Gates, who was known yesterday as
"an unidentified swain,” which title
stuck to him all evening.
The Argentine Ambassador and
Senora de Espil headed the list of
diplomats at the dinner, which was
attended by all ages, including friends
of Mrs. McLean, her son and her 17
year-old daughter.
Hair ornaments were in evidence
from black feathers made in the shape
of a crown worn by Mrs. Millard Tyd
ings to gardenias chosen by the
debutantes and here and there a veil
coyly covered the eyes of a beautiful
young girl. The little paneled bar
was a popular spot while in the ad
joining room two large buffets
groaned under the weight of whole
salmons, oyster patties, sandwiches,
meats in aspic and every known salad.
Champagne flowed like water and
January 1 was more than just dawn
ing when the last guest left Friend
ship and the strains of "Home, Sweet
Home” tolled the knell of another of
Mr*. McLean’s super New Year Eve
parties to be the talk of the town
for some days to come.
Residential Social News
Mrs. John McMullen Returns
i From Extended Visit Abroad.
Dr. John mcmullen has
been joined in their apart
ment in the Wyoming by
Mrs. McMullen, who arrived
in this country on the Georgic. Mrs.
McMullen has made an extended visit
with relatives and friends In London
and before sailing for this country
visited for several weeks in Paris.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kasehagen, jr.,
had with them for the holidays their
son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Leo
Kasehagen, 3d, of the Carnegie Insti
tute of Technology, and Mrs. Kaseha
gen, who will return to their Pitts
burgh home tomorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis P. Wolhaupter
have issued cards to an at home in
their home in Spring Valley from 5
to 8 o’clock tomorrow evening. Mrs.
Wolhaupter will be assisted in the din
ing room by Mrs. Earle W. Wallick
and Mrs. William M. Ballinger.
Miss Janette Jewell will leave this
week for an extensive trip to Mexico,
Havana and Miami, Fla. Miss Jewell
will not return to Washington until
Mrs. John G. Capers left today for
Florida, where she will spend the re
mainder of the winter and return here
in the early spring.
Miss Natalia E. Margetts, daughter
of the late Col. Nelson E. Margetts
and Mrs. Margetts of Peking, China,
will leave Washington January 10 to
Join her mother in the Orient for a
few weeks’ stay, after which ahe will
meet her fiance, Capt. John F. Met
calfe of the Queen's Royal Regiment
at Allahabad. India, where they will
be married the latter part of April.
Mr. Thomas Kinsey Carpenter, jr.,
has been spending the holidays with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Kinsey Carpenter. He had with him
Mr. James Fletcher of Flushing, N. Y.
Both Mr. Carpenter, jr., and his guest
are students at the Brigham Young
University in Utah and will leave to
day to return to their studies.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clarendon
Smith entertained at the Lord Fairfax
Country Club last night in honor of
their son, Mr. Arthur Clarendon
Smith, jr.. a student of Washington
and Lee University.
The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Lathrom, Midshipman Robert
Ellsworth Thomas of the Naval Acad
emy, Miss Martha Toddy, and Lt. and
Mrs. Elmer E. Berthold, U. S. N.
I v
Mr. and Mrs. Reuel W. Elton enter
tained at a New Year’s party at their
home in Chevy Chase last evening.
The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
P. Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. James Gsady,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Heaston, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Cronin, Mrs. Kenneth
Lyddane, Mrs. Donald S. Reid, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry E. Radcliffe, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Butler and Mr. Paul Butler
Muss Kay Joerissen entertained at
a dinner dance last night at the Con
gressional Country Club.
Among her guests were: Miss Polly
Berry, Miss Margaret Cotter, Miss
Mary Vance Sullivan, Mias Gladys
Marsh, Muss Betty Reed, Mr. Arthur
Stevens, Lt. (j. g.) Paul Joachim, Mr.
William Helverston, Mr. Phillip Joa
chim. Mr. Ferguson Randall and Mr.
William Sullivan.
Mrs. Edward M. Sherman enter
tained at a New Year’s eve party last
night. There were dancing and cards
and a buffet supper was served later.
Miss Margaret Laird Dunlop enter
tained Monday night in her home,
Hampden, near Rock Creek Park,
Chevy Chase, Md. Miss Dunlop was
assisted in receiving by her mother,
Mrs. John B. Waters, Mrs. Betty
O'Connell, Mrs. Jean Ridgeway, Mrs
Elizabeth Whitney, Miss Marcia Dun
lop and Miss Virginia Thorpe.
Mrs. S. Bingham Martin and her
sister, Mrs. W. E. Chilton, are spend
ing the New Year holidays in Ber
muda. On their return to Washington
they will be at the Highlands for the
Mrs. Jerry Desmore entertained at
a cocktail party Thursday. There
were 24 guests.
Miss D. J. Rocklin has as her house
guests Miss Elaine Weisbatle and Miss
Naomi Berger of Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Rawdon en
tertained Wednesday evening for their
daughter. Miss Betty Rawdon, at their
home. Saunderlee, on Persimmon Tree
road, Bradley Farms.
The Misses Muriel and Sally Fran
ces Friedman of Chevy Chase are en
tertaining their cousins the Misses
Mildred and Estelle Goldstein of Balti
more, Md., for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Bralove of
the Shoreham have as their week end
guests their son and daughter-in-law,
Who entertained at her annual New Year Eve ball last night at
Friendship. The brilliant party was attended by about 1,200
guests. A dinner preceded the dancing.
—Underwood & Undencood Photo of De Laelo Portrait.
British Embassy Party
Ambassador and Lady Lindsay Hosts
At Delightful Celebration.
MRS. AUGUST BELMONT, or, if you prefer, Eleanor Robson,
either name is well known, was not the only actress at the
British Embassy last evening! His Britannic Majesty’s
Ambassador, Sir Ronald Lindsay, and Lady Lindsay gave the most
delightful New Year Eve party, their guests including nearly every
member of their staff, with but a few exceptions, and a number
of their very great friends.
The Embassy was ablaze with lights, many vases of gay
colored flowers enhanced the beauty of the great rooms, while
on the dining room table, which last night was a buffet, the most
beautiful sight met the eye. A large silver loving cup was aglow
with a collection of white, orange and yellow flowers arranged in
utter perfection whieh was reflected in the mirror tray on which
it stood.
A buffet supper served at small ta-1
bles was called for 9 o'clock, and from
the very moment the party started the
keynote was originality. Protocol and
formality flew to the four winds, there
were no place cards and the ranking
lady did not sit on Sir Ronald's right.
Instead, the woman guests were given
cards upon which were written such
words as •■white,'' “whistle,” ‘ink,’’
• Cleopatra” or in the case of Lady
Lindsay the little word ''tide.” The
men received cards also on which were
inscribed such words as “black and.”
“pig and.” “pen and,” "Anthony and."
When dinner was served the gentle
men stood on one side of the room
and each in turn called out the word
which completed the thought on his
card. Needless to say the gentle
man whose card said “time and” took
Lady Lindsay into dinner! Novel is
the word for this system which, I be
lieve. was a contribution of the wife
of the Counselor of the Embassy, Mrs.
Victor Mallet.
But to get back to Mrs. Belmont
bearing out the statement that the
well-known and beautiful Eleanor
Robson was not the only actress pres
ent. Following dinner charades were
played, admirably organized by Lady
Lindsay. Teams were appointed and
quickly disappeared into one of the
drawing rooms and quickly reappeared
dressed in all manner of costume,
bearing walking sticks, golf stieks,
garden tools, perhaps suit cases—
whatever "props” were necessary to
carry out the act. Sir Ronald In one
scene was perfect as the conductor on
a train collecting tickets from a mot
ley collection of travelers, while in a
few moments his Brittanic Majesty’s
Ambassador was the waiter ideal in an
inn. complete with large white apron!
The charades were called to a halt
Mr. and Mrs. Shinn
To Be Hosts.
Mr, and Mrs Earl Shinn of Ken
wood, Md., will entertain at a bullet
supper tomorrow night in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Will Wright,
who have recently returned to Ken
wood after a long absence.
Mr. Wright, who is foreign mineral
specialist of the United States Bu
reau of Mines, with headquarters In
Paris, and Mrs. Wright have been
abroad for the past two and one-half
years. Mrs. Wright came to Washing
ton early in the fall, and Mr. Wright
joined her about a week ago. Mr.
and Mrs. Wright expect to be at their
Kenwood home for several weeks.
They were joined during the Christ
mas holiday period by their two sons,
Mr. Fred Wright and Mr. Tom Wright
both students at Harvard University,
and by their daughter. Miss Beatrice
Wright, who attends Miss Madeira’s
School for Girls.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bralove of Phil
Mrs. Samuel Mundheim of New
York has been spending the week in
Washington with her son-in-law and
daughter, the Rev. and Mrs. Norman
Gerstenfeld of Journey’s End, Chevy
Chase, Md.
Mr. Bernard Levin of Roanoke, Va.,
has joined Mrs. Levin, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Sigmund, at the Roosevelt for two
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Lichten
berg of the Westchester are spending
several days in Atlantic City at the
Claridge Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Freedman of
1308 Buchanan street were hosts at
dinner Christmas Day in honor of
their 15th wedding aniversary and the
former’s birthday anniversary.
t '
j as midnight drew near and the guests
| waited in a circle, some on chairs
with gold piece* in their shoes to jump
into the new year, others with cham
pagne glass in hand eagerly watching
for the signal announcing the great
moment. “Auld Lang Syne" was
played by the orchestra a* the entire
company joined hand* and sang, and
1938 received the nicest sort of wel
Tlie entertainment was not over
with the singing, shaking hands ana
kissing which are so much a part of
the celebration, for that was followed
by the mast brilliant and amusing
skit by Sir Willmott Lewis. Seated in
a chair with—what do you think—
Charley McCarthy on his knee. Sir
Willmott carried on a conversation
with the famous little man. A con
versation broad in its scope, touching
every phase of life in Washington
from the diplomatic, official and
newspaper point of view, kept, the
audience in gales of laughter. The
voice from behind the screen was that
of Benjamin Plunket, attache of the
Before every one settled down to
serious dancing. Sir Ronald and
Lady Lindsay sang a song of their
own composition and our hats are
off to them for giving the most per
fect New- Year Eve party Imaginable.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth came in
after dinner accompanied by her
cousin, Mr. Joseph Alsop, also Mr*.
Truxtun Beale and Mrs. Warren
Delano Robbins with her sons and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward Hutchinson Robbins and Mr.
Warren Robbins, and her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mr*. Alex
ander C. Forbes.
California Society
Annual Breakfast.
The annual New Year breakfast of
the California State Society will be
held at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow at the
Shoreham Hotel. President O’Connor
will preside. A half-hour reception
beginning at 12 o'clock will precede
the breakfast.
Both California Senators and a
large number of Representatives are
expected to attend.
The principal address will be de
livered by Mr. Carl Wheat of the
Federal Communications Commission.
U. S. A. Daughters
Will Give Tea.
The Washington Chapter, Daughters
of the United States Army, will en
tertain in honor of new chapter offi
cers at a tea Monday from 4:30 to
6:30 o'clock at the Officers' Club,
Army War College. Among those
assisting will be Mrs. Robert L.
Howze, Mrs. Charles D. Roberts, Mrs.
Townsend Whelen, Miss Elisabeth
Wilcox, Mrs. George W. Cocheu and
Miss Anne Gray Hawkins. Mrs.
Claude W. Dudley is president of the
chapter, Mrs. Beale Bloomer the first
vice president.
Miss Womeldorph
Makes Her Debut.
Miss Johanna L. Womeldorph,
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stuart E.
Womeldorph of Washington, made
her debut at the Hotel Montclair,
Montclair, N. J„ New Year eve at
a party given by Mr. and Mrs. George
E. Stringfellow. Mrs. Stringfellow,
formerly of Washington and now re
siding in Montclair, is the aunt of
Miss Womeldorph. Dr. and Mrs.
Womeldorph, with several Washington
friends, were present.
By the Way—
t . = ■ i Beth Klnim»--- ■ -
JJAPPY, healthful and prosperous New Year! It seems but yester
day that we wished you a Merry Christmas, and now before
we know it we find ourselves trying to remember that it is 1938—
not 1937. A little weary from last night’s festivities but full of
cheer and the best of resolutions for the coming year we decided to
ask a few of our friends, those noted for their wit and intellectual
attainments, what resolutions they have made for 1938. Here
they are!
Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Resolved: “To find more time
to think.” (This is the same resolution she made last year, but
admitted that it had not been successfully carried out in 1937.)
George Angus Garrett: Resolved: “To live quietly, peacefully
and profitably in 1938 and still remain a broker on the New York
Stock Exchange!”
Harold Hinton: Resolved: “Whenever I feel the need of
exercise I will quietly lie down until the feeling passes.”
Mrs. Albert Dewey: Resolved: “Not to politely agree to every
thing I don’t agree to!”
Mrs. James F. Curtis: Resolved: “To try to find out the ob
jectives of the New Deal, if any.”
Robert Joyce: Resolved: “In 1938 I shall resist any tempta
tion to regard hamburger as Just as good, really, as steak, and
much cheaper; fight any ideas that a heavy tweed coat is really
just as warm and good looking as one made from the pelts of the
mink; put away any thoughts that a cheap native red wine is
virtually the same as a 1931 Pommard; I shall abolish all ideas
that the writing of checks should be somehow brought into some
relation with the bank balance.”
Sir Willmott Lewis: Resolved: “Never to make another reso
Snowden Fahnestock: Resolved: “To renege on the Big Apple
and to stick to the rhumba, because at heart I am a conservative.”
Mrs. Emory Sands: Resolved: “To talk much less and listen
more, even though this often be a bore. Attention, friends!!”
Mrs. Jasper Du Bose: Resolved: “To avoid all bargains."
Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss: Resolved: “To be more of a
monkey this year than ever before—seeing no evil, hearing no evil
and speaking no evil."
Moran McConihe: Resolved: “To lead Garnett (Tinsley
Garnett) out of the morass of celibacy, and resolved (after Jan
uary 14) to attempt to get my wife to arrive on time and to leave
parties before the bitter end!”
Mrs. Higginson Rogers: Resolved: “To read all social
James Beck: Resolved: “To resist everything but temptation.”
Mrs. George Barnett: Resolved: “To burn a little more mid
night oil in order to think up more gay impromptus!!”
Arthur Krock: Resolved: “To try to explain the New Deal
to fewer and fewer wandering Englishmen.”
Mrs. William P. MacCracken: Resolved: “To break all resolu
Tinsley Garnett: Resolved: “To revise my line and put on
more pressure."
Margot Garrett: Resolved: “Not to spend my hunting morn
ings on and ofT my horse, in and out of ditches."
Viscount J. Henri de Sibour: Resolved: “To try to erect an all
weather stadium in Washington, big enough for the Army and
Navy Game, the Olympics and the inaugural ceremonies.”
Forrest Close: Resolved: "To renounce the Big Apple!”
* * * *
Since we have exposed the intentions—good and bad—of some
very important persons, perhaps it is only fair that we should
acquaint you with a few of Beth Blaine’s resolutions: Nomely,
never again to spell YOUR name incorrectly; never again to
refer to Mme. Espil, wife of the Argentine Ambassador, as a
"souse fous” when we mean to say that she is a great success
wherever she goes, and, last but not least, to encourage every
one to give bigger and better parties with more and different types
of decoration, food and entertainment to make this column too,
too marvelous in 1938.
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Weddings Announced
;Miss Brenda Hammond and
Mr. Lamar Holt Married.
daughter of Mr. Bray Ham
mond, technical adviser to
the Board of Governors of
the Federal Reserve System, and Mr.
Lamar Holt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Horae* Holt of New York, were mar
ried yesterday afternoon. The wed
ding took place in St. John's Church,
at Sixteenth and H streets N.W., the
curate of the church, Mr. William
Curtis White, officiating at 4 o'clock.
The bride was escorted and given
in marriage by her father and was
unattended. Mr. Holt acted as best
man for his son.
Mr. and Mrs. Holt will live in Wash
ington after their w’edding trip. Mr.
Holt is a grandson of the late Dr.
Emmett Holt and a nephew of Dr.
Emmett Holt, jr„ of Johns Hopkins
Hospital. He is connected with th«
Washington News.
Mia* Eunice Miller
Married Yesterday.
'T'HE Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
A House in CollegevPark, Md., was
the scene yesterday afternoon of a
wedding, when Miss Eunice Lucille
Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvine
Lavan Miller of Beltsvillee, Md., was
married to Mr. Wayne Philip Ellis,
jr., of Philadelphia, son of Mr. Wayne
P. Ellis, formerly executive adminis
trator of the N. R. A., and Mrs. Ellis
of Clncinlnati, Ohio.
The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Reginald F. Hall, rector of
St. John's Episcopal Church, Belts
ville, Md., at 4 o’clock before an altar
arranged as part of a semi-circle in
front of the fireplace, which was
banked with palms and white chrys
anthemums and candelabra on either
side. Miss Mary Blattenberger of
Washington, a cousin of the bride,
played, while vocal solos were sung
by Miss Marian Dilling of College
Park, Md.
Escorted to me auar ana given in
marriage by her father, the bride
wore a white brocaded moire gown
made on long, simple lines with a
square neck line and leg o’ mutton
style sleeves and a full skirt, which
fell into a long circular train at the
back. Her only jewelry was a dia
mond pendant* which is a family
hrelrloom. A cap made of old lace
which belonged to her grandmother
held In place a long veil of tulle,
fastened with a spray of orange blos
soms at the back of her hair. She
carried a spray style bouquet of white
carnations and lilies of the valley.
Miss Rebecca Charlotte Miller, sis
ter of the bride, was the maid of
honor. She wore a Windsor blue taf
feta made with a square neckline,
tight bodice and long full skirt, edged
with bands of ruching, which was
shorter in front than the back. The
bolero jacket with short puffed sleeves
was pinned with rhinestone clips. She
wore a turban of velvet to match with
a face-length veil of tulle and carried
a bouquet of talisman roses and Afri
can daisies.
The other attendants were the
bride’s two other sisters, Miss Jean
Miller and Miss Susanne Dewhirst
Miller of Belteville, Md.: Miss Bernice
Ellis of Cincinnati, sister of the bride
groom, and Miss Murlal James of
Chevy Chase. D. C. They were dressed
alike In gowns of American beauty
made like the maid of honor's, and
carried bouquets of Johanna Hill roses.
The best man was Mr. John Taylor
Fisher of Washington. Ushers were
Mr. Joshua Irvine Miller, brother of
the bride, and Mr. Richard Lutz of
Riverdale, Md.
Immediately after the ceremony
there was a reception for about 100
guests. The bride’s mother received,
wearing a long afternoon gown of
aqua blue lace with a corsage bou
quet of gardenias.
Assisting at the reception were Mrs.
Orson N. Eaton of Hyattsville. Md„
aunt of the bride, and her sorority
sisters, Miss Mary Charlotte Farring
ton. Miss Eloise Dahn, Miss Dorothy
Hobbs, Miss Constance Nash. Miss
Elizabeth Janet Oswald and Miss Eliz
abeth Law.
The bride is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Maryland, class of 1936. Mr.
Ellis also graduated there. Mrs. Ellis
belongs to Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority
and the International Relations Club
and attended FYiends School and the
Hyattsville (Md.) High School. Mr.
Ellis is a member of Sigma Phi Sigma
Fraternity and Alpha Chi, an hon
orary chemistry fraternity. He is a
research chemist in the Du Pont lab
oratory in Philadelphia, Pa.
The bride wore for her traveling
outfit a black crepe dress with a lapin
coat and black accessories and a cor
sage bouquet of orchids. They will
make their home at 340 South Fortieth
street, Philadelphia, after January 15,
Among the out-of-town guests were
the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Ellis of Cincinnati: Miss Eva
Cover of Mountain Grove, Mo„ and
Miss Amelia Bowie Thomas of Balti
more, Md.
Miss Dorothy Bennett
Wed to Mr. Baldasaro.
'J'HE wedding of Miss Dorothy Vir
ginia Bennett of Silver Spring,
Md., and Mr. Joseph Ernest Baldasaro
of Washington took place Monday at
noon in the parsonage of the Silver
Spring Baptist Church, the Rev. J.
Wesley Loftis officiating.
Miss Charlotte Rauch
Wed to Mr. Siemon.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence B. Rauch, was married at noon
Thursday to Mr. John Alfred Siemon,
son of Mrs. Alfred H. Siemon and the
late Mr. Siemon. Mr. and Mrs. Sie
mon are in New York on their wed
ding trip.
Miss Warner Hostess.
Miss Catherine Warner, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Carden F. Warner of
Cheyy Chase, entertained at lunch
eon yesterday at the Chevy Chase
Club for Mias Peggy Lincoln and Miss
Betty Sabine, debutantes of this year.
Muss Warner is here for the holi
days with her parents from Con
necticut College.
The guests were the Misses Clara
Sascer, Florence Merrill, Dudley Greg
ory, Katharine Ostermann and Ruth
Japanese Ambassador
And Mme. Saito Hosts
At a Luncheon
Compatriots in Washington Are
Guests at Embassy—Swiss
Minister Entertains at Legation.
THE Japanese Ambassador and Mme. Saito were hosts at the
Embassy this morning, when they entertained members of
the Embassy staff and the Japanese colony in Washington
and their wives. The typical Japanese ceremony, which included
toasts to the Emperor, was followed by a buffet luncheon.
The Swiss Minister and Mme. Peter entertained a small group
of guests informally at luncheon today at the Legation.
The Swedish Minister and Mme. Bostrom are returning today
from Rye, N. Y„ where they have been with their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sixten Wollmar, for Christmas and the
| holiday week.

The Chinese Ambassador, Dr. Chengting T. Wang, and his
daughters, the Misses Wang, were hosts last evening at a buffet
supper entertaining the members of the Embassy staff and
their families.
Mrs. Phil Ferguson, wife of Representative Ferguson, will 6all
tomorrow on a two weeks’ cruise to Bermuda.
The Commercial Counselor of the Brazilian Embassy, Senhor
Paulo Hasslocher, was host at a New Year eve party last night
at the Shoreham Hotel in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Sascha Sonegard
of New York and Mrs. Joyce Booth of Virginia, Minn. His other
guests included Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pynchon.
The Federal Trade Commissioner and Mrs. Robert E. Freer
have as their guest Mr. Freer's mother, Mrs. G. M. Freer of Cin
cinnati, Ohio, w'ho came for the Christmas holidays and will be
with them until next week.
Comdr. and Mrs. John Nathaniel Heiner have with them at
their home in Battery Park, Md., Mrs. Heiner’s father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. John Lukens Cooper of Oaklyn, N. J. Mr. and Mrs.
Cooper will remain until early next week.
Comdr. and Mrs. Frederick B. T. Siems had as their guests
for the holidays their son-in-law and daughter, Lt. and Mrs.
Richard B. Derickson, jr„ and their son, Mr. Richard Derickson, 3d,
and their daughter, Miss Dorothea Derickson, who is attending
Goucher College.
Suburban Social Notes
George A. Anthonys Hosts to
| Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson.
SON, Jr., of Ardmore, Pa.,
are in Kenwood. Md., for a
short visit with Mrs. Nelson'*
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Anthony. Their children. Robert and
Joan Nelson, have been with their
grandparents through the Christmas
holiday season.
Mrs. Alice Bourdeau of Takoma Park
is entertaining her son and daughter
in-law, the Rev. and Mrs. Marian
Bourdeau of Youngstown, Ohio, for a
few days. They are also guests of Mrs.
Bourdeau's parents, the Rev. and Mrs.
J. A. Stevens, also of Takoma Park.
Miss Doris Medley of Bethesda, Md..
has as her guest for the week end her
sorority sister, Miss Virginia Jones of
Wheeling, W. Va. Both Miss Medley
and Miss Jones will leave Sunday
night for Durham, N. C.. where they
are students at Duke University. Miss
Medley and Miss Jones are both mem
bers of Pi Bela Phi Sorority.
Chaplain and Mrs. Warren E. Barr
left Thursday afternoon for the West
Coast, where Chaplain Barr has ac
cepted a position in the Glendale,
I Calif., Sanatorium. He has been con
nected with the Washington Sana
torium during the last nine years and
last Sunday evening they were given
a farewell reception in the sanatorium
They will stop en route in Dayton,
Ohio, w-here they will visit their niece,
Mrs. Anna Moy McClure, and also In
Tulsa, Okla , w here he was located for
about nine years as pastor of the Sev
enth Day Adventist Church which he
established during that time.
Their son, Mr. Robert Barr, is in
his second year in a medical college
in California.
Miss Mary Blake, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ronald Blake of Fairfax, Va.,
has returned from Fredericksburg, Va.,
where she was a guest at the dance
given by Mr. Robert Van Valvah and
his sister, Miss Louise Van Valvah, for
Miss Janet Nelson of Milwaukee.
Miss Virginia Metcalfe is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mr*. Guy Metcalfe,
at their home In Akron, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. U. 8. Randall. 3d, were
hosts at breakfast Wednesday in their
Fairfax County estate, Bannockburn,
to members of the Fairfax Hunt Club
and additional guests. The breakfast
followed the afternoon hunt of the
club. Christmas decorations were used
throughout and dancing followed the
Miss Margaret Stone Is spending her
vacation with her parents. Prof and
Mrs. Charles L. Stone, in Takoma
Miss Stone is a teacher in the mis
sionary college in Oshawa, Ontario,
having graduated from the Washing
ton Missionary College last June.
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Miss Hobbs to Wed
Mr. Maurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Ellis Hobb:
of Linden, Md, announce the en
gagement of their daughter Dorothv
to Mr. Richard Maurer, son of Mr
and Mrs. Rofoert A. Maurer of 2029
Park road N.W. A luncheon was given
in honor of their daughter today.
Miss Hobbs Is a senior at Maryland
University, a member of Mortar Board
Honorary Society, secretary-treasurer
of the Student Government Associa
tion and vice president of the Alpha
Omicron Pi Sorority.
Mr. Maurer is a graduate of the
University of Maryland and at present
is living in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Clay Departs.
Mrs. Henry Gordon Clay of Chevy
Chase will leave today for Chicago,
where she will spend January with
her son and daughter-in-law, Mr
and Mrs. Murray G. Clay. Mr. Clay
will join his wife later and return
with her to Washington the first of
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