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Social Events—Clubs fne to Army-Navy Page D
TEX PAGES. . WASHINGTON, I). C., JUNE 30, 1940. ~ ' “
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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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
Ready to Leave
For Democratic
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
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
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.

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