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PART THREE—SOCIETY SECTION
Social Events—Clubs fne to Army-Navy Page D TEX PAGES. . WASHINGTON, I). C., JUNE 30, 1940. ~ ' “ MRS. HOWARD CLAUD JACKSON. St. Alban’s Church was the scene yesterday afternoon of the wedding of Mrs. Jackson, who formerly was Miss Jane Macauley Burke. The bride is the daughter of Mr. William Burke. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson will reside in Philadelphia. —Hessler Photo. - i OW MRS. ERNEST MATTHEW CULLIGAN. Before her wedding yesterday afternoon Mrs. Culligan was Miss Elizabeth Eicher. She is the daughter of Commissioner Edward C. Eicher of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Mrs. Eicher. —Harris-Ewing Photo. <•-—--—__ social setup Next Year Is Question Election Results Have Large Bearing On New Season What the next social season will be in Washington is a matter of much speculation—and only specu lation for no one knows now who will be the leading figures or what the feeling will be for social frivolity. Should there be a change in the occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania ave nue there would be much regret among friends here. But should the newly nominated Mr. Wendell Will kie and his charming wife come to preside over the Executive Mansion Washington will give them a sin cere welcome. Both Mr. and Mrs. Willkie are typical Hoosiers, with a warm and wholehearted friendliness and al though Mrs. Willkie has not gone In for a place in politics or other activities outside her home, she has kept her interest and is well abreast of the times and the news of the day. She is a gracious hostess and well versed in the proper social amenities for the well educated and cultivated American family. She has had no experience in official life, Mr. Willkie never having been elected to any office, but the corps of secretaries and officials at the White House and the State Depart ' (See SOCIAL SETUP, Page D-2.)~ Senator Wiley And Wife Hosts to Mr. and Mrs. Smithi Senator and Mrs. Alexander Wiley have as their guests for a few days the former’s brother in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Smith, and their son. Mr. and Mrs. Smith recently returned to this country, being passengers aboard the steamship Manhattan, and were met in New York by Senator and Mrs. Wiley. For more than two years Mr. and Mrs. Smith have lived at Grozny in Soviet Russia where Mr. Smith has been engaged in engineering work. He has been transferred with headquarters in Baltimore where with his family he will make his home. Being in the Soviet in an unofficial ca pacity, the Smiths have had op portunity to observe life among the workers as it is under the Soviet plan and rule. Senator and Mrs. Wiley are making no summer plans until Congress adjourns, but will stay in their apartment in the West chester. with occasional brief trips out of town. Attorney General Returns Tomorrow The Attorney General. Mr. Robert H. Jackson, will return tomorrow from Saranac, N. Y., where he has joined Mrs. Jack son for the week end. Mrs. Jack son will remain through this week, completing a 10 days’ stay there. The Attorney General went to Saranac Friday to ad dress the New York State Bar Association at its banquet there last evening. MRS. LYLE F. O’ROURKE. (Below.) The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund H. Lunken was married yesterday in their home in Hartsdale, N. Y. Mrs. ! O’Rourke was Miss Charlotte Hope Lunken. Mr. and Mrs. O’Rourke will reside at Ward man Park. — Underwood & Underwood Photo. MRS. GEORGE YANDES WHEELER, 2d. The wedding of the former Miss Jane Gaither Eustis teas one of the high lights of the social calendar yesterday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chotard Eustis. , Mr. Wheeler is the son of Mrs. Carlos Del Mar.—Hessler Photo. Social Curtain Is Lowered As Rush of June Weddings Reaches Record Climax Marriage of Miss Jane Gaither Eustis To Mr. George Yandes Wheeler, 2d, Prominent Ceremony Yesterday By MARGARET HART, Society Editor. Social doldrums descended yesterday upon the Washington scene with the close of the most popular season for weddings and members of society are welcoming this fact for more reasons than one. The gen eral feeling in all circles in the town has been that during these tragic and unhappy times for so many persons in this world of ours all elaborate entertaining should be curtailed. During the past few weeks this attitude has become even more tense and while there have been many large parties one has felt the lack of real gayety and realized that even while one danced the conversation invariably shifted to war-torn Europe. So the customary summer letup of festivity in the Capital this year is warmly acclaimed. The Capital hostess may enjoy a much needed rest from the whirl of parties as well as not be faced writh the problem of whether it is wise to carry on with her social activities. There truly should be a scarcity of orange blossoms and tulle in the city just now, for this June has been a record breaker in the point of weddings with all the traditional trimmings. Not a day has passed that there has not been a procession of brides altar bound and yesterday the bridal season reached its peak with wedding bells resounding in so many local churches. A wedding that will go down in the pages of social history as one of the truly beautiful and brilliant events of the month is that of Miss Jane Gaither Eustis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chotard Eustis, and Mr. George Yandes Wheeler, 2d. The impressive ceremony which united in marriage this popular young couple took place in historic St. John’s Church with the rector, the Rev. Dr. Oliver J. Hart, officiating at 4:30 o’clock. * Several hundred guests, representing official, diplomatic and resi dential circles, assembled in the imposing church, and. as they took their places Mr. Arthur Howes gave an organ recital. There was a simple and yet all the more effective arrangement of Easter lilies on the candle-lighted altar, and in the chancel stately palms and ferns were placed. The bridal procession was led to the altar where the bride groom was waiting with his best man, Mr. Tinsley Adams, by the young men who previously had escorted the guests to their seats. In this group were Mr. Frank A. Hamilton of Cincinnati, Mr. Gordon Brown of Buffalo, Mr. Grant Boss, Mr. Middleton Train, Mr. Samuel Biddle, Mr. Randall H. Hagner, Mr. Murray Preston, Mr. John I. Hamilton, Mr. Edgar Kent Legg, 3d.; Mr. A. Britton Browne and Mr. Charles A. McKenney. The bride’s attendants in their lovely, summery costumes were the center of all eyes as they preceded the beautiful bride to the altar. Mrs. William North Sturtevant, sister of the bridegroom, was the matron of honor; Miss Aileen Harris, the maid of honor, and the other attendants included Miss Bruce Blakemore of New Orleans, Miss Sylvia Alexander, Miss Marilynn Himes, Miss Marion Tapping of Mil waukee and Mrs. A. Y. P. Garnett, jr. The dresses of the attendants were of chiffon and were designed with shirred bodices, sweetheart neck lines, and the skirts billowed in their fullness. Mrs. Sturtevant’s costume was in pearl gray; Miss Harris’ in flesh, and the other attractive young women had on French hyacinth blue. The attendants all wore coronets of fresh flowers in shades of rose blue and lavender that corresponded with the blossoms used in their arm bouquets. The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. She was a picture to behold as she walked to the altar. Her gown was un (Continued on Page D-8, Column 1.) * MRS. THOMAS JAMES McCORMICK (below). The former Miss Frances Ann Dowden chose the Cathe dral of St. Matthew the Apos tle for her wedding yesterday morning. Mrs. McCormick’s mother is Mrs. Thomas Dow den. —Harris-Ewing Photo. Society Turns To Chicago Convention Ready to Leave For Democratic Nominations Washington has become even more politically minded since the close of the Republican National Con vention and the end of this week will see an exodus of the Democrat ically inclined Capitalites for Chi cago, where the other major political party will select its leaders in the coming campaign for President. Senator and Mrs. Key Pittman will be among those going early to the convention. They have kept their house on Foxhall road open and only had one or two brief trips over Sunday during the hot season. One of these most recent jaunts was a few days’ stay at Jefferson Island, which is so convenient for officials in Washington. During these dull days—dull only socially—Washington hostesses wiil begin to take stock of the social outlook for next season. Those liv ing in the National Capital must school themselves for the constant parting with friends — frequently having them transferred or resign just as they learn to really know them. Within the week two very pop ular officials and their families have left—former Secretary of War and Mrs. Harry H. Woodring and former Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Charles Edison. Thus two others, who already have made friends here, come into more prominence, socially, the Acting Secretary of War and Mrs. Louis Johnson, and the Acting Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Lewis Compton. The Comptons are cruis ing aboard the Marlin off Cape May, N. J., over Sunday, the Acting Secretary to return tomorrow and Mrs. Compton to remain through the week, before joining him in their charming home on Arlington Ridge road in Virginia. Mrs. Johnson and her two daughters have gone to their home in Clarksburg. W. Va„ w-’ncre they will be through much of the summer. Dr. T. V. Soong Will Be Guest Of the Ropers The former Secretary of Com merce and Mrs. Daniel C. Roper will be hosts at luncheon today in their charming home on Wood land drive when their guests will include Dr. T. V. Soong, president of the Bank of China, who is in Washington for a few days. Dr. Soong, who is a brother-in-law of Generalissimo Chiang Kai shek, comes from a long line of the cultivated Chinese and is a very delightful person. Mr. and Mrs. Roper have no plans for the summer, their at tractive garden, terraced at the back toward the little stream which helps to cool that section, being a quiet place to read or sew on warm days. Here the former cabinet officer, who also was United States Minister to Canada, and his wife entertain frequently —always small parties where in formality adds to the charm of the festivity.