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EVENTS PART THREE —SOCIETY SECTION WOMAN’S CLUB’ activities TEN PAGES. WASHINGTON, D. C., MARCH 20, 1938. One of the picturesque parties of the season took place Monday night at the Mexican Embassy, when the Ambassador and Senora de Castillo Najera gave a dance for their daughter Senorita Erma Castillo Najera, on her birthday anniversary. Among the guests was Senora de Alba (above), wife of the Assistant Director of the Pan-American Union. --- - . _A Senora de Crespo, wife of the First Secretary of the Ecuador Embassy, presented a picture in her becoming costume. Senora de Fuentes, wife of the First Secretary of the Embassy, pictured in the costume she wore that evening. Tours of Historic Houses And Gardens to Signal The Spring Season Annual Pilrimage Is Awaited. Musicales in Georgetown Will Be Innovation. By PHYLLIS THOMPSON. WITH the approach of spring, the forsythia In bloom, flowering croci dotting the lawns, the chirp of the birds and yesterday's clear blue skies, thoughts turn to gardens. From now on, for several weeks, plans will progress for the annual tours of old houses in Maryland and Virginia, historic edifices of beauty, and then a bit later come the garden tours. April 16 has been chosen by the patrons of the Alexandria Association for their annual tour of old houses. The list of dis tinguished patrons is headed by Mrs. Roosevelt. Every one should say a quick prayer right now that the elements will be kind to the residents of Alexandria for, if memory serves me correctly, the tour in years past has been made wilji teeth chattering in spite of tweed coats, and the hot tea served at Gadsby’s Tavern has been more than usually welcome. Lady Lindsay Is Among Notable Patronesses. Lady Lindsay, wife of the British Ambassador, is among the notables who has signified her interest in the tour; also Mrs. Cordell Hull, wife of the Secretary of State, who by birth is a Virginian, and Mrs. Harry H. Woodring, wife of the Secretary of War, who formerly lived at Woodlawn, the home of Nellie Custis Lewis. The name of the Counselor of the State Depart ment, Mr. R. Walton Moore, a distinguished Virginian, is found on the list of patrons and patronesses; also Mrs. Malin Craig, wife of the chief of staff of the Army; Mr. Frederic A. Delano, uncle of President Roosevelt, of whom it is said the Mount Vernon boulevard was largely the child of his dreams; Senator Carter Glass, wrfose own home will be included in the tour; Mrs. Alfred I. du Pont, one of the directors of Stratford and formerly a Miss Ball of Virginia, and Mrs. Andrew J. Montague, widow of former Gov. Montague of that State. Georgetown Garden Pilgrimage One of the Favorite Tours. A little later on in the season Georgetown holds it pilgrimage, with Dumbarton Oaks, the gorgeous estate of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, open April 30, with half a dozen smaller gardens on view the same day. Mrs. Henry Leonard, Mrs. John Ihlder and Miss Katherine Dougal will fling wide their doors May 7. The proceeds, which is not news, will go toward child welfare in Georgetown. The members of the committee of the Georgetown Garden Pilgrimage include Mrs. Robert F. Whitehead, chairman; Mrs. Robert Goodale, head of publicity; Mrs. Bernard Wyckoff. who will take charge of the sale of tickets; Miss Dougal, who has been appointed in charge of the gate keep ers, and Mrs. Worth Daniels, chair man of the Tea Committee. Georgetown to Enjoy Informal Musicales. Something new has cropped up this year, something most appealing and (Continued on Page D-3, Column 5.) Netherlands Envoy Jo Go to Cuba The Netherlands Minister and Mme. van Haersma de With, accompanied . by their daughter, Mile. Nora van Haersma de With, will leave Tuesday for Cuba, where the minister also rep resents his government. They will return here about Easter time and shortly after they will leave for their home in the Netherlands for the sum mer. They will visit in London en route to The Hague, where they will •pend the summer at their estate near there. Today the Minister and Mme. van Haersma de With will entertain at luncheon in honor of the framer Min ister from that country and Mme. van Swinderin, who are visiting the latter’s mother, Mrs. Charles C. Glover. & Dr. and Mrs. Lyon Hosts Today. Dr. and Mrs. James Alexander Lyon have as their guests over the week end, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph 1. Eller and Dr. and Mrs. Lee Hurd of New York City. Dr. and Mrs. Lyon will entertain at dinner today preceding the meeting of the Pan-American Medical Associa tion of which Dr. Eller is Director General. Following the meeting Dr. and Mrs. Lyon will be hosts at a buffet supper for the members. Dr. and Mrs. Lyon were also hosts at dinner last night for their house guests. Will Not Receive This Afternoon. Capt. and Mrs. Chester Wells have gone to Norfolk, Va., for a few days and therefore will not be at home this afternoon. Next Sunday they will receive during the late afternoon hours. Mrs. Curtis Plans Dinner Tuesday. Mrs. Merriam Curtis will entertain at dinner Tuesday evening, taking her guests afterward to the musicale which Mrs. Arthur H. Vandenburg will give at the Sulgrave Club for her husband. Senator Vandenberg. The artist will be his daughter, Miss Betty Vandenberg. Senorita Lochita Arango, cousin of Senora de Boyd, wife of the Minister of Panama; Senorita Lilia Ines Arias of Panama, Senorita Loliten Paredes of Panama, who is the guest at the Lega tion of Panama; Senorita Dora Raquel Boyd, daughter of the Minister of Panama and Senora de Boyd, and Senorita Maria Ester Arias. —Hessler Photos. Weddings Of Early Spring Miss Betty Benton Becomes Bride of Mr. Jacobson. HE wedding of Miss Betty Louise Benton, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Alva H. Benton of Sligo Park Hills, Md.. to Mr. Leon Jacobson of Chicago, 111., took place last night at Trinity Episcopal Church, Takoma Park, D. C. The Rev. Reno S. Harp, rector, offi ciated at the informal ceremony at 8:30 o’clock. Organ selections were played softly throughout the cere mony by Mrs. Ruth Vanderltp, organ ist at the church. White spring flow ers with candelabra* formed the deco rations on the altar, while large white candles stood in the chancel. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a becoming ensemble of gray, the waist of which was a lighter tone than the skirt. It was fashioned with short sleeves and appliqued with (Continued on Page D-5, Column E) Swigarts Announce Daughter’s Wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Swigart of Somerset, Md., announce the mar riage of their daughter, Mrs. Eliza beth Swigart Hohensteln, to Comdr. William Keen Harrills, Assistant Naval Attache of the United States Embassy In London. The ceremony took place yesterday in London. Comdr. and Mrs. Harrills will make their home in London after a short wedding trip through England, A Engagements Announced, Miss Ekengren to Wed Miss Elizabeth Burke Will Wed Richard Woollen Emory Of Baltimore. F MUCH interest to Washington is the engagement of Miss Laura Christina Ekengren to Mr. Richard H. Hawkins of Pittsburgh, which is announced today by her mother, Mme. Wilhelm A. F. Ekengren. Miss Ekengren’s father was the late former Minister of Sweden in Washington during the World War. She has one older sister, Miss Elsie W. Ekengren, who went to Austria some months ago on a skiing trip and at present her whereabouts are not known. Mr. Hawkins is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hawkins, his stepmother, Mrs. Richard H. Hawkins, is well known in Washington, where she makes her home. The wedding will take place in historic St. John’s Church on April 23. 4-; Miss Elisabeth Burke To Wed Mr. Richard Emory. MR; AND MRS. JOHN W. BURKE announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Atkinson to Mr. Richard Woollen Emory of Balti more. No date has been set for the wedding. Miss Burke attended the Potomac School of this city, St. Timothy’s School at Catonsville and spent a year abroad studying in Paris before mak ing her debut the winter of 1932-33. She is a member of the Washington Junior League. Mr. Emory is the son of Mrs. Emory of Baltimore and the late Maj. Ger man H. H. Emory. He graduated from the Gilman Country School in 1931, from Harvard University in 1935 and at present is a member of the senior class at the School of Iaw at Harvard University, where he is an (Continued on Page D-8, Column 1.) k Photo Exhibit At Embassy. The Spanish Ambassador and Senora de los Rios have loaned the ball room of the Embassy for an exhibit of photo graphs taken in Spain during the pres ent conflict. The exhibit opened Thursday when the Ambassador and Senora de los Rios 'were present to greet those invited to the preview. The pictures were taken by Senor Robert Capa and the exhibit will be open from 3 to 6:30 o’clock each after noon this week. Including Friday. Nicaraguan Envoy To Entertain. The Minister of Nicaragua and Senora de De Bayle have issued invita tions to a reception at the Legation Thursday, March 31, from 3 to 7 o'clock. A Senorita Laura de Albth daughter of the Assistant Director of the Pan-American Union and __ Senora de Alba, who accompanied her parents to the dance. Residential And Official News Notes Secretary of War Returns to Florida. THE Secretary of War, Mr. Harry H. Woodring, left yesterday to return to Miami, where he will Join Mrs. Woodring and their children at the winter home of Mrs. Woodring’s parents, former Senator and Mrs. Marcus A. Coolidge. He will M back in Washington April 3. The Postmaster General, Mr. James A. Parley, will return the first of the week from New York, where he is spending the week end with Mrs. Par ley and their children. Senator Ernest W. Gibson of Brat tleboao, Vt., and his daughter, Miss Doris Gibson, who make their home at the Wardman Park Hotel, have had as their guests there during the latter part of the past week Senator Gibson’s sons. Mr. Ernest W. Gibson, Jr., and (Continued on Page D-4, Column 6.) A Count Potocki to Return. Notes of Diplomats Luncheon at Spanish Embassy For Colombian Visitors. Frau Dieckhoff to Sail. THE Polish Ambassador, Count Jerzy Potocki, is expected to return the first of the week from Florida, where he is visiting for a short time. The Ambassador, who returned a week ago from Cuba, where he also represents his government, went South again the middle of the week. The Spanish Ambassador and Senora de los Rios entertained at luncheon Wednesday in honor of Senor Dr. Eduardo Santos, candidate for President of Colombia, and Senora de Santos, who were in Washington last week. Other guests were the Colombian Minister and Senora de Lopez, who were hosts to their distinguished countryman while he was in Washington. Senor Santos was en route from Geneva, where he has been a delegate to the League of Nations, to his native land and with Senora de Santos left yes terday for Miami. They wil| go from Miami to Colombia by air. Hie German Ambassador, Herr Hans DieckholT, will be joined the middle of April by Frau DieckholT, who will sail in a fortnight to return here. Frau DieckholT has been in (Continued on Page D*6, Column 4.) a Roberts Returning. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wood Robert, who are at present in Miami, will re turn to Washington Thursday. They have been away from the Capital for much of the winter.