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m *'* " "" " ■— ■■ — ■■ -■ ■■■ —— 1 ■ ■■ ■■ ■— ■ - ■ - — , ... . . - a - _ Mrs. Cary T. Grayson And Mr. Harrison Wed In Cathedral Close Mr. James Grayson Gives Mother In Marriage, With Few Intimate Friends Attending Simplicity marked the arrangements for the wedding today of Mrs. Grayson, widow of Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, and Mr. George Leslie Harrison of New York. The Little. Santuary in the Close of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, where the ceremony was performed, had clusters of white lilacs, snapdragons and budlea in the altar vases, and tall standards filled with Easter lilies were in the chancel. The Rev. Albert H. Lucas, headmaster of St. Alban’s School, where the sots of the late Admiral Grayson have been students, officiated at 12:30 o’clock in the presence of only members of the two families and a few intimate friends. Mr. James Gordon Grayson escorted his mother and gave her in marriage. Her wedding gown was of pearl gray crepe, the skirt street length and the bodice having a V neckline and shirred in front. The three-quarter-length sleeves also were shirred and her becoming hat was of the same material. She carried a prayer book bound in white and on her shoulder she had a cluster of white orchids. Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis Hostess at Wedding Breakfast. Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis was hostess at the wedding breakfast, entertaining in her Georgetown home, which had quantities of early spring blossoms in the various* rooms, Easter lilies predominating. Mr. Harrison and his bride will leave later in the afternoon for a wedding trip and will return to Blue Ridge Farms, the bride's estate in Virginia, in time for Easter. For traveling the bride chose a gay print silk with long blue coat lined with the material which formed the dress and her accessories also were blue. Mrs. Harrison, as Miss Alice Ger trude Gordon, daughter of the late Col. and Mrs. James J. Gordon, was prominent in Washington, where she went to school and made her debut. At the death of her father, before she was of age, she was the "ward by affection” of Mrs. Norman Galt, now Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The bride is vice chairman of the National Volunteer Service Com mittee of the American Red Cross, is a member of the boards of the Children's Hospital, the House of Mercy and of the District Board of Public Welfare. Her clubs are the Women’s National Democratic Club, the Chevy Chase Club, the Garden Club of America, the Colonial Dames of America and she is a member of St. Alban's Church. Mr. Harrison Former Resident of Washington. Mr. Harrison is president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, a post he has held since 1936. He was born in San Francisco, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Francis Edward Harrison. In his youth he lived in Washington, where he attended Western High School and was graduated there in 1906 He was graduated in 1910 from Yale University and was given his honor ary master's degree there in 1929 In 1913 he obtained an LL. B. from Harvard and was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia in 1914. He served as legal secretary to the late Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes of the United States Supreme Court from 1913 14 and was assistant general counsel for the Federal Reserve Board from Individuality and Charm In Practical Pinafore By BARBARA BELL. One of the most comfortable of ear pinafore aprons, this design ■too has loads of individuality, so that it’s a pleasure to-wear it. The waistline Is as charmingly slim and smooth as that of a princess frock, the round pockets are decorative ms well as handy, and the buttons add a bright note of trimming. The top one buttons on the shoulder, holding your apron firmly in place, and you can slip it on over your head when you’re in a hurry. No tice, too, that this apron is really a coverall. It covers the top as well as *the skirt of your dress and so is thoroughly protective. Send for the pattern right away— It's really fun to make, and goes so quickly and easily. Make it for your self, and for gifts, of gingham, linen, percale or calico, with bright colored buttons. It’s a good idea for church ■ales and club bazaars, too. 1 Barbara Ben Pattern No. 1876-B 1914-1918. when he went overseas as captain in the Red Cross. He is a member of the Metropoli tan Club and the Chevy Chase Club, here; the Yale, University, Down town and the Links Golf Club of New York and the Jekyll Island Club in Georgia. Mrs. Geoffrey Keys, sister of the bridegroom, and Mr. Cary T. Gray son, jr., and Mr. William C. Grayson, sons of the bride, were among those at the wedding. Guests from out of town included Mr. John Stewart Bryan of Richmond, Mr. Christian Herter of Boston and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Watson. Mr. Russell Leffingwell, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Frazier, Mr. Mortimer Buckner, Mr. Bernard Baruch, the former As sistant Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. F. Trubee Davison, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Emmett, Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Angell and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Douglas of New York. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson returned from Florida, making the trip by 1 air, to be in time for the wedding. Others who witnessed the ceremony and are guests at the breakfast in clude the Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, jr.; Senator and Mrs. James F. Byrnes, Senator Carter Glass, Representa tive and Mrs. Richard B. Wiggles worth, the Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. Breckinridge Long, Mrs. Edw'in M. Watson, the Ad ministrator of Federal Loan Agency and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth and Miss Mabel; Boardman. Last evening the out-of-town ! guests and a few Washington friends of the couple were entertained at a buffet supper at the Mayflower Hotel. I £ Move to New Home the Military Attache of the Chileah Embassy and Senora -de Alvarez have moved from their apartment on California street to a house at 5240 Reno road. is designed for sizes 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 and 44. Size 34 requires 3 yards of 35-inch material. It’s ready! Barbara Bell’s new Fashion Book, with almost 100 spar kling new designs for afternoon, daytime and sports! Lovely things for you and the children, all smarter than smart, exclusively designed for you! Send 15 cents for it today! Spend less, and still have all the clothes you want. BARBARA BELL, Washington Star. Inclose 25 cents in coin for Pattern No. 1876-B. Size_ Name_ Address_ Wrap catousecureli In paper. Dinner Parties Precede Dance The first dance In the new series of Friday Supper Club meetings at the Sulgrave Club was preceded last evening by a number of dinner par ties. Two popular brides-elect, Miss Patricia Hurley and Miss Nancy Luttrell, were honored at the dinner given by Mr. James Mitchell. Mrs. Keith Merrill entertained in honor of her niece, Miss Ruth Ellen Pat ton, daughter of the Commandant of Fort Myer and Mrs. George S. Patton. Mrs. William T. Mann also entertained at dinner before the dance. ‘ March 15 is the date for the next dance in this series, and the other dates are March 29, April 12 and April 26. Flower Arrangements At Williamsburg Topic of Lecture An illustrated lecture sponsored by the American Horticultural So ciety will be given Saturday, March 9, at the Sulgrave Club. Mrs. Louis B. Fisher, who has charge of the flower arrangements at the Williamsburg restoration, will explain with pictures the varied types of flower display used in the buildings of the restoration. Most of these follow closely 18th century models, conforming to the general motif of the restoration, but other displays will be discussed. The won derful beauty of the flower arrange ments in the buildings of the restora tion have been much admired by the thousands of visitors to that shrine. Mrs. Lloyd Shippen and Mrs. Fair fax Harrison ve chairmen of the committee arranging for Mrs. Fisher's lecture. The patronesses are: Mrs. Henry A. Wallace, Mrs. Robert Low Bacon. Mrs. Lammot Belin, Mrs. Whitman Cross, Mrs. Henry Parsons Erwin, Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis, Mrs. George Leslie Harrison, Mrs. Louis Green, Mrs. Fred Finkenstaedt, Mrs. Cecil Lester Jones, Mrs. Henry Leonard, Mrs. H. B. McKnight, Mrs. Keith Merrill. Mrs. Stanley F. Reed, Mrs. Owen J. Roberts, Mrs. David L. Wing and Miss Beil Gurnee. This lecture is scheduled as the first of a series of three. The second will be given by Mr. B. Y. Morrison, president of the American Horti cultural Society, March 19.. Mr. Richard K. Webel, the guest lecturer on April 2. is a New York landscape architect who won the first scholarship to Rome given by the Garden Club of America. He will talk on developing natural set tings for the home. Phi Mu Chapter Lists Officers Newly elected officers of Beta Alpha Chafer of Phi Mu Sororitv are Kay Bowen, president; Louise Dyer, first vice president; Jacqueline Scott, second vice president; Cor- ; nelia Harris, corresponding secre- j tary; Mariafc Kinsell, recording sec retary, and Ruth Brunner, treasurer. I Today the chapter will hold! formal pledging for 30 Alpha Delta Theta ahypnae in the sorority! rooms, and tomorrow formal initi ation will be held at the Hotel 2400 Those to be initiated into the active chapter are Cecilia Daly. Tessa Holland and Kay Woodward. At the founder’s day banquet to be held Monday, the chapter will present its retiring president. Clara Hall, with an appropriate gift. Laird Lichtenwalner Marries Lael Stage Laird Lichtenwalner. Time Maga zine correspondent here, and Lael Tucker Stage, who met in Washing ton while she was writing a story for Fortune Magazine, were wed in Reno, Nev., yesterday shortly after the bride had obtained a divorce from William Sheldon Kerruish Stage, according to the Associated Press. Mr. Lichtenwalner, who uses the name of Stephen Laird in his work, has been in Washington about six months and lives at 1812 Jefferson place. Before coming here, he worked in the New York office of the magazine. The bride was previously married in 1929. She charged cruelty in winning the uncontested divorce. Jewish Center Clubs Hold Dance Tonight The Brandeis and Lions Clubs of the Jewish Community Center are holding a joint dance tonight at the center, Sixteenth and Q streets N.W. The committee in charge con sists of Donald Balfour, Monroe Goldberg and Stanley Goldstein. The Interclub Council of the cen ter is making arrangements for a Purim mardi gras March 24. A fea ture will be the crowning of “Queen Esther,” a member of the youth clubs who wins the popularity con test now bfeing staged by the council. Special Services To Be Held in Prisons Special services will be conducted in the District's penal institutions tomorrow as local Salvation Army leaders join with their fellow work ers throughout the southern terri tory in observing the organization’s annual “prison Sunday.” The prison Sunday programs are designed to climax the Army’s recla mation work for the year among prisoners. They are arranged in co-operation with prison authorities in the District and the 15 Southern States comprising the Salvation Army southern territory. Frenchwoman Wounded In German Raid Dies By the Associated Prose. PARIS, March 2.—Mme. Gilbert* Postine, 36, died last night of In juries inflicted by fragments of anti-aircraft shells fired at German reconnaissance planes February 26. Mme. Postine, believed to be the first civilian victim of the aerial war in France, was one of 3ix per sons wounded by shell fragments. Visit En Route South Miss Elizabeth Clement of Rut land, Vt., daughter of the late Gov. Percival Clement, is spending a week at the Dodge Hotel en route to Cam den, S. C., and Is being accompanied tv Ml“ Julia f I PRINCESS BONCOMPAGNI (left) and MME. LOMBARD. They are pictured at the French Relief Committee headquar ters, as Mme. Lombard, wife of the French Military Attache, pre sents some books to be sold at the committee’s rummage sale, which will be held Tuesday from 10 until 6 o’clock at headquar ters, at 1536 Connecticut avenue, where the sale will take place. —Underwood & Underwood Photo. Dorothy Dix Says - - - Bachelors Safer in Leap Year Than at Any Other Time ' Dear Dorothy Dix—Leap year has a lot of us boys trembling In our boots. It is hard enough for us to steer clear of the altar when we have to do the actual proposing ourselves, so how are we to play safe when the girls have the right to pop the question? Also, will you give us some idea of the proper tech nique to use when, how and if a sweet young creature asks us to be hers? THE BOYS. Answer—Take heart, you timid dears. Being proposed to is not half so unpleasant an experience as you seem to apprehend. In fact, it has its points, even for a man. It is soothing to his vanity, for one thing, and, for another, it may offer un expected opportunities for gain. For surely no girl would be so little a lady as to ask a man to marry her if she were not able to support him in the style in which his father had always done. Also, believe It or not, you are really safer, in case you prefer to be a bachelor, now than you were when girls had to do all of their courting on the sly. as it were. It is the difference between being pur sued in the open, which at least gives you a chance to duck and possibly escape her who is after you, and being chased under cover so silently and secretly that you do not even suspect your danger until the noose is about your neck. Furthermore, when a girl asks 1 you to be hers you can flatly de cline the honor, and that's that. But what can the poor simp do who is insidiously inveigled and ma neuvered into saying the fatal words himself some night when the moon is shining and even homely girls look pretty and he has had too many cocktails? * Now. as to the etiauette of the occasion. I confess I am unable to speak, and so far Emily Post doesn't seem to have got around to the matter. I should think, however, that if Miss Millionbucks should take your mitt in hers and say: "Dear John, marry me and your work-worn hand shall never have heavier labor to do than cut cou pons,” that the proper thing would be to clasp her to your manly breast and say: “Gee, Emily, that's a swell job and I am ready to sign on the dotted line.” Something sweetly sentimental like that, you know. And the timid man might fall back on the feminine formula of “How sudden this is! I never suspected you felt about me like that." when Sally Gogetter offers to share her flat and job with him. And the widower with many chil dren might at least say “yes” and “thanky,” too. when the old maid offers to mother his brood. And. of course, in case you don't want to marry the girl who wants to marry you, you can always tell her you will be a brother to her, which sort of lets her down easily. No. indeed, being proposed to isn't at all bad medicine. In fact, it is i pie. _i Mount Rainier Club To Meet Tuesday “Literature in the Bible,” by Prof. George Sprau, will be reviewed be fore the Women’s Civic League of , Mount Rainier. Md., at a meeting 1 Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Paul C. Smith. The review will be conducted by Mrs. Daniel J. Orcutt. fine arts chairman. Mrs. Philip T. Russell, league president, will preside at the busi ness session. At the joint celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Women’s Civic League and the golden jubilee of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, recently held at Mrs. Orcutt’s home, Mrs. Rudolph S. Allen, past president of the Mary land Federation of Women's Clubs and an honorary member of the ! Civic League, presented Mrs. Orcutt i with a pioneer clubwoman’s medal. This was a gift from the Mount ! Rainier league in recognition of i her services as a clubwoman. Miss Y)uncan Wed To Mr. Birge The marriage of Miss Charlotte Russell Duncan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Duncan, to Mr Raymond Lester Birge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Louis Birge, took place yesterday afternoon at 4 j o'clock in the Calvary Baptist i Church. The Rev. William S. Aber nethy officiated. The arrangements for the wed ding were informal and the couple left immediately after on their wed ding trip. The bride had as her only at tendant Mrs. Fred Thomas. Mr. Windsor Byrd, cousin of the bride groom, was the best man. The bride wore a becoming suit of cherry rose, a pink blouse, hat to match and brown accessories. Her corsage was of gardenias. Mrs. Thomas wore a blue suit, ac cessories to match and a corsage of sweetheart roses. Brighten Your Bedroom By BARONESS PIANTONI. There’s nothing more pleasing in a bedroom than a cool crisp look. It’s attractive, cheerful, yet restful. That laeling of coolness is best achieved by a white bedspread. But if you embroider a pure white spread with a pretty basket of flowers, a spot of brightness is added. As spring rolls around you can hang snowy white curtains on your windows to com plete the effect. The pattern envelope contains hot iron transfer designs for center design 17x23 inches and comer designs 2x6 Inches eacn; complete, easy to-understand, illustrated directions, with color chart and illustration of stitches used; also what material and how much you will need. To obtain this pattern, send for No. 1242 and inclose 15 cents in stamps or coin to cover service and postage. Address orders, to the Needlework ****.*,—+ / Comdr. Pennoyer And Mrs. Pennoyer Give Reception Comdr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Pennoyer, Jr., gave a reception yesterday afternoon at the Army Navy Country Club, receiving be tween the hpurs of 5 and 7 o’clock. Mrs. Pennoyer was gowned in a becoming costume of ash-gray chiffon, the long skirt falling in graceful folds and the bodice having short puffed sleeves and a high neck line in the back and cut low in front. The club was decorated with quantities of early spring blossoms, with palms and fern forming a background. Alternating at the tea table were Mrs. Ernest Pace, Mrs. Ralph Mitchell, Mrs. George Murray and Mrs. Garland Fulton. Also assisting during the after noon were Comdr. and Mrs. H. R. Ofter, Comdr. and Mrs. L. C. Stevens and Mr. Frederick W. Pennoyer, 3d, who is a member of the senior class at the Univer sity of Virginia. Betsey Roosevelt To Get $115,000 in Divorce Settlement Illness of Her Brother Postpones Recording Of Default Decree By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, March 2.—Under a divorce settlement Betsey Cushing Roosevelt will receive $115,000 from James Roosevelt, eldest son of the President. A default decree is scheduled to be entered in Judge Thomas C. Goulds court next Monday. It might have been recorded yesterday, but for the sudden illness of Mrs. Roosevelt’s brother, Howard K. Cushing, who was to have been her corroborating witness. After ac companying her here from the East he was stricken with influenza. Modishly attired in a mink coat over a navy blue silk dress, a navy blue veil over a wide-brimmed un crowned hat, Mrs. Roosevelt, in a hushed voice, told the court her movie producer-husband had first asked her for a divorce in Wash ington almost two years ago. "I re fused to give him a divorce at that time,” she said. Tales of Strained Relations. Neil S. McCarthy, her lawyer, asked if her relations with Roosevelt were “somewhat strained” before he asked for the divorce. "Oh, yes. yes.” she replied. She then told how her husband came to California in October, 1938, and how she followed, later, al though Mr. Roosevelt had not asked her to join him. She testified he repeated his demand for a divorce. “He asked me to leave California,” she told the court. “I left. I de cided it was the best thing for the, children. I still refused him a divorce.” Since then, Mrs. Roosevelt said, she has lived in New York, and since her husband did not ask her to re turn to him, she remained away from California altogether. Provision Made for Children. Under terms of the settlement in troduced in court it was disclosed that Mrs. Roosevelt received a flat sum of $65,000 yesterday, with a choice of $50,000 more five years hence, or $5,000 annually until she remarries. She agreed, in return, not to ask for alimony. In addition, the children, Sara Delano, 7, and Kate, 4, are to re ceive $166.67 a month from their father until they reach the age of 12, and after that $250 monthly until they become 21. Mr. Roosevelt further agreed to maintain a $25,000 insurance policy on his life in their favor. Mrs. Roosevelt retains their custody. Mr. Roosevelt also stipulated that in the event his net income, less Federal and State taxes, exceeds >50,000 during 1940,1941,1942 or 1943, the children shall receive 2 per cent of the excess, but not to exceed $1,000 annually additional to each. If his income exceeds $50,000 a year after 1944, the two children will re ceive 5 per cent of the excess, up to $1,000 each. The James Roosevelts were mar ried in Brookline, Mass., June 4,1930. Mrs. Knapp Honored With Luncheon Mrs. Joseph C. H. Colquitt was hostess at luncheon yesterday, en tertaining in honor of Mrs. Knapp, wife of Capt. John Harrison Knapp. U. S. N„ a cousin of Mr. Colquitt. Mrs. Knapp came from the Pacific Coast to be near Capt. Knapp, who is a patient at the Naval Hospital, and has taken an apartment in the Marlyn after staying at the Brigh ton for a week. Mrs. Knapp, for merly Miss Maitland Marshall, daughter of the late Brig. Gen. and Mrs. William L. Marshall, made her debut here when her father was chief of engineers, and Mrs. Col quitt as Miss Julia Heyl was pre sented the same winter. Others at the luncheon yesterday were Mrs. Luther Sheldon, Mrs. Lucius Johnson, Mrs. Ord Preston, Mrs. Alfred Chester Flather, Mrs. Charles Clay Bayly, Mrs. Edward M. Tierney, Mrs. Royal T. McKenna, Mrs. J. Marvin Wright, Mrs. Nor man Underwood and Miss Ruth Eleanor Jones. L-31 Club Dinner The L-31 Club, composed of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Bunker Hill Post of the American Legion, will give a dinner at the Wardman Park Hotel tonight at 8 o’clock, in honor of the retiring president, Mrs. William R. Brennan. Mrs. David Altman is in charge of arrangements and more than 30 guests will attend. Following the dinner there will be dancing. Jewish Junior Dance A "Sadie Hawkins day" dance will be sponsored by the Washington section of the National Council of Jewish Juniors at the Roger Smith Hotel tomorrow night, beginning at 8:30 o’clock. The committee in charge is headed Italy-America Society Ambassador and Donna Colonna Attend at Anderson House The Italian Ambassador and Donna Elly Colonna attended the meeting last evening of the Italy Amerlca Society held at the Ander son House at 2118 Massachusetts avenue, the home of the Society of the Cincinnati, which was loaned through the courtesy of several members of the two societies. Miss Trusiana Marinelli, soprano, and Miss Helen Marjorie Wakefield, pianist, presented an interesting musical program. Miss Marinelli, a niece of the great Lina Cavalieri, now studying for the opera, was presented by Col. George B. McClellan, president of the society, and enthusiastically received by the distinguished audi ence. • An unexpected pleasure of the evening was the presence of Mrs. Larz Anderson, the former chate laine of the house, which was willed to the Society of the Cincinnati by her late husband. Among others present were the new Naval Attache of the Italian Embassy, Admiral Alberto Lais, and his attractive daughter, Miss Edna Lais; the new Military Attache of the Italian Embassy and Signora Infante, Asst. 8urg. Gen. Paul Morton Stewart and Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Ralph O. Brewster, Princes* Boncompagni, Senora Julia Bram bella, Mrs. James Beck, Mrs. Joseph Washington, Mrs. Jacob Leander Loose. Mrs. Frederick Mitchell Gould and her house guest, Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw of New York. Also Mrs. E. Hart Fenn, Mrs. Thomas H. C. Reed, Mrs. James G. Wentz, Mrs. George Howe, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Copeland Jones; Mrs. Benjamin Hill, Mrs. William L. Crounse, Miss Janet Richards, Mrs. Charles Warren, Mrs. Mattie Porter, who had as her guests Maj. and Senora de Munilla of the Cuban Embassy; Dr. Vladimir Rybar, Counselor of the Legation of Yugo slavia, and Mr. and Mrs. Vemon Lowry. Also Mrs. Francis King Cooke, Mrs. Charles Fairfax, Mrs. Harry Ayers of Boston, Miss Angelica Remey, Mrs. Calhoun Stirling, Mr. Walter Davidge. Mrs. Henry Par sons Erwin, Col. John P. Hanes, Mr. John Philip Hill and Capt. Alfred Mullikin. Committees Named For Herndon Club Special Dispatch to The Star. HERNDON, Va„ March 2.—Mrs. Douglas Laing, president of the Young Women’s Club of Herndon, has announced the following com mittee appointments: Social—Mrs. Garland Long, chair man; Miss Charlotte Lovelace, Mrs Thomas Kite and Miss Alice Bready. Ways and Means—Mrs. J. B. Franklin, chairman; Mrs. R. Glenn Hawthorne, Miss Jean Bready, Mrs. Grayson Hanes, Mrs. Calvin Kid well and Mrs. John H. Rice. Clinic—Mrs. Ernest C. Shull, chairman; Miss June Seaman, Mrs. Marshall Milton and Mrs. John McDaniel. Legislative—Mrs. Charles Sager, chairman; Miss Mary Hurst, Mrs. Noble McDaniel. Miss Roberta Anderson and Mrs. Russell Gillette. Nominating—Miss Mary Hurst, chairman; Mrs. Stanley B. Hanes, Miss Roberta Anderson and' Miss Alice Bready. Mrs. M. Waite Wilkins is chair man of club news service and Miss Willie Kirk is publicity chairman Utility Trusteeship Offer Puts Driscoll On Horns of Dilemma Control of Pennsylvania State Bureau Would Go to G. 0. P. if He Accepetd By the Associated Press. HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 — The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Democrtltic-dominated Public Util ity Commission today tried to choose between helping direct reorganiza tion of a complex utility setup he has battled, or keep his job and thereby prevent Republicans from gaining control of the commission. Appointed one of three trustees whose job would be to whittle down the Associated Gas & Electric sys tem’s many holding companies and subsidiary operating companies to a simpler structure, Denis J. Dris coll indicated he might accept, but, held oft his decision until next week. With Willard L. Thorp. New York economist. Mr. Driscoll would han dle affairs of the Associated Gas & Electric Corp.. while a third trus tee, Walter H. Poliak, New York attorney, would look after the As sociated Gas & Electric Co. pro ceedings. Those are the two top units in a corporate chain of electric, gas, ferry, toll bridge and other utilities serving 6.200 communities between the Canadian border and Florida. As a member of Congress, Mr. Driscoll exposed falsely-signed tele grams intended to influence the House vote when Howard C. Hop son, A. G. & E.’s creator, was bat tling the so-called ‘‘death sentence-’ Holding Company Act. Defeated for re-election, Mr. Dris coll was appointed by former Gov. Earle to the Public Utility Commis sion, which the “little New Deal" created in place of the Republican dominated Public Service Commis sion. Through the commission, Mr. Driscoll had a part in an extensive inquiry into the A. G. & E.'s oper ations in Pennsylvania. With the advent of the Republi can administration of Gov. James, the commission has remained one of the few major State agencies still in Democratic control—a situation that speedily could be changed should Mr. Driscoll quit to accept the prof ferred trusteeship. Arts Club Dinner Mrs. Margaret D. Nohowel and Ralph J. Totten will be hosts at the dinner at the Arts Club Tues day, preceding a talk by Lewis Lof ton Moneyway, former president of the club and teacher of short-story writing. Mr. Moneyway will dis cuss the sentimental novel of the 90s, as compared with the love story of today. Body of Will Rogers To Lie in Crypt on Oklahoma Hillside Widow of Humorist Agrees to Removal To Native State By the Associated Pres«. CLAREMORE. Okla.. March J.— Will Rogers is coming home. He will rest on a green slope he chose as a good homesite for the old age he hoped to spend among his own folk. The widow of the cowboy philoso pher has agreed to removal of his body from California to his native Rogers County in Oklahoma. Gov. Leon C. Phillips of Oklahoma announced Mrs. Betty Rogers' deci sion from Los Angeles. The crypt will be built here on the brow of a hill bearing the low slung, gray stone memorial which Oklahoma built in honor of her fa vorite son. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rogers bought the ground as the site of a future home. The droll comedian’s successes took him elsewhere, but he expressed a hope of passing his declining years here. Construction of the crypt will start as soon as plans are approved and is expected to take three months. Ceremonies at the tomb perhaps could be held on the anniversary of Rogers' death August 15. 1935, in the Point Barrow plane crash which also killed his fellow Oklahoman, Wiley Post. Rogers’ body lies in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum at Glen dale, Calif. After his death Mrs. Rogers gave the 20-acre hill site here to the State, the City of Claremore added five acres, and the rugged native limestone memorial was built at a cost of nearly $300,000. The Governor said cost of the tomb had been underwritten pri vately. Phi Delta Gamma Alpha Chapter ol Phi Delta national fraternity for graduate women will entertain at a progres sive dinner tonight, the first course to be served at 6 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Allen Rowlett, 1437 Rhode Island avenue N.W. The main course will follow at the home of Mrs. Maurice Salsbury, 4837 West ern avenue N.W.. and other hostesses will be Miss Alma Preinkert, 1434 Chapin street N.W., and Miss Elma Moulton. 1628 Montague street N.W. STACCATO RHYTHM f • < Sawfabif CATHERINE HOYT f HAL ATKINSON Suppex Ponotuj 10 Id 2 •150 AFTER 10 PM . 0 cocktail DANCING St7 /I / #. / / /# « m Jftfttrtlf Atutitirraary fcal* Final furniture clearance, unusual pieces, Sheraton, Hepplewhite. Chip pendale, Victorian, etc., drastically reduced to make way for new “Heirlooms of the Future.” All pieces handmade in our own shop. STanua Jffloaa Intrrtiira Furniture and Reproductions 5838-44 Conduit Rd. N.W. 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