Social News of Resorts
Cheers Those Forced
To Stay in Capital
Senator Walsh Guest Aboard
Yacht of Mr. Bernard Doyle;
Mrs. Merrill Joins Mother
Those of us who of necessity must remain in Washington during the
worst heat blasts of the summer find it pleasant to hear of others who
are taking delightful week-end cruises or are disporting themselves at
some cool summer resort. Even a week end away from the Capital,
although spent in another city just as warm, gives one the illusion of being
"away from the heat” for a while.
There is Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, who spent a delightful
week end with Mr. Bernard Doyle of Boston aboard the latter’s yacht,
Galszy. The boat remained off Montauk, Long Island, most of the time,
and cooling breezes floated over the water to enhance the beauty of the
Mrs. Frederick T. Merrill, jr., has joined her mother, Mrs. William
Claiborne HaU, at her home in East Hampton, Long Island. Mrs.
entertained at a small buffet supper last evening, at her home, in honor
of Miss Constance Middleton Roberts and Mr. Robert Louis Hoguet, jr,
who will be married Saturday.
Mrs. Goodhart Aids
Mrs. F. Hamilton McCormick Goodhart, although summering at
delightful Bar Harbor, is not spending all her time in play. She is taking
an active part in the work being done by the Bar Harbor branch of the
American Friends of France. A shop has been opened by the organiza
tion and Mrs. McCormick Goodhart, with many other summer residents
of Bar Harbor, is one of the volunteers in charge of the work of the shop.
Attending the World s Fair over
the week end was the Czecho-Slovak
Minister, Col. Vladimar S. Hurban,
who took part in the speeches made
at the Court of Peace yesterday.
Dr. Jan Masaryk, Foreign Minister
of the government in exile, also
spoke. Others in New York over
the week end were the Charge
d'Affaires of Luxembourg and Mme.
Le Gallais and the Naval Attache
of the Argentine Embassy and
Senora de Godoy. Capt. Pierre
Benech, the Naval Attache of the
French Embassy, has returned to
Washington following a stay at the
Waldorf-Astoria, and the former
United States Attorney General, Mr.
Homer S. Cummings, will arrive
there today aboard the America.
70 Guests Attend
Morris Baby Party.
It is delightful to be able to re
port that at least one Washington
family has withstood the heat gal
lantly and even entertained at a
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Morris, jr..
opened their home to about 70
friends when they gave their an
nual baby party. Their baby son.
Edwin Bateman Morris. 3d, the
"host” of the party, presented each
guest with a small gift and shared
his new sand box and wading pool.
In the invitation sent out for the
party Mr. and Mrs. Morris requested
that each guest bring at least one
child under 4 years old—and more
rareius ana inuaren
Among Those Present.
The list of those present included
Mr. and Mrs. Harbin S. Chandler
and their daughter, Bess Chandler:
Mr. and Mrs. Lou H. Mills and
* their son Bob; Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Duvall with their daugh
ter Diantha; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Lanhardt and their twin children,
Helen and Howard: Mr. and Mrs.
William Mattingly with their daugh
ter Doris; Mr. and Mrs. John York
with their daughter Betty: Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland Norcross and their
son Pete; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Roehr with their daughters Joan
and Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. N. P.
Thompson and their dauehter
Linda; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Koth
with their children Dean and Carol
Lynn: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stabler
with Drew and Bob Stabler; Mr.
and Mrs. Dick Thomas and their
son Dick; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Runkle with their children Bob and
Peggy: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller
with their children, Molly. Cornelia
and Ann Miller; Mr. and Mrs. H. K.
Chapman with Don Chapman and
little Jean Whitney, and Mr. and
Mrs. Don Langhorne and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Morris, who gave
the party at their home in Bethesda,
Md.. were assisted by Mrs. E. B.
Morris, sr.. and by Mr. and Mrs.
1 Dean Cowie.
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Miss Nancy Bell
Is Engaged to
John A. Grove
Mrs. J. Clarke Bell of Greens
burg, Pa., announces the engage
ment of her daughter. Miss
Nancy Jane Bell, to Mr. John A.
Grove, son of Mrs. John A. Grove
Both Miss Bell and her fianca
were graduated from the depart
ment of architecture, Carnegie
Institute of Technology, at Pitts
burgh, in the class of 1937. For
the last several years Miss Bell
has been employed in Washing
ton. Mr. Grove has been in
business In Pittsburgh.
Miss Bell has chosen August 31
as the date of her wedding.
Weds at Colon
Word has just been received
by Mr. and Mrs. Prank H.
Schwartz, formerly of Washing
ton, of the wedding of their
daughter, Miss Charlotte Edna
Schwartz, to Mr. John Mc
Gaughy at Christ Episcopal
Church by the Sea, Colon, Canal
The bride was attended by her
sister, Miss Helen Schwartz of
Immediately after the wedding
the young couple left by airplane
for a honeymoon trip to South
They will reside at Fort Clay
ton, Canal Zone.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stewart
have issued cards announcing, the
marriage of their daughter. Miss
Elizabeth Ross Stewart, to Mr.
Thomas Merle Pullman. The cere
mony took place Friday in War
Back From Beach
Miss Dorothy Cox of Washington
has returned from a delightful visit
at Ocean City, N. J„ and is spend
ing the rest of her vacation at her
mother's home in Southern Mary
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MISS ANNA MAY FERRY.
Miss Ferry is spending the summer with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James H. Ferry, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Miss
Ferry was a member of the graduating class at Mount Vernon
Seminary this year and will return there in the autumn for
her two years of junior college. She is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Fouke of Washington. —Hessler Photo.
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News Notes of Suburbs
Mr. and Mrs. William Hubbard
Entertain at Dinner Party
Mr. and Mrs. William Hubbard
entertained at a dinner party last
evening in their apartment in Ar
lington Village. Their guests were
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. O'Connor,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blake and Dr.
and Mrs. John C. Gilligan.
The Rev. William E. La Rue,
pastor of the Takoma Park Baptist
Church, is spending a week with
relatives in Davenport, Iowa.
Mr. Donald D. Lamond at Ta
koma Park, Md., and Mr. Arthur L.
Blakeslee, Mr. Raymond Barrett,
Mr. H. W. Colston and Mr. Weston
Ackman, all of Silver Spring, Md.,
are in Havana, Cuba, where they
are attending the annual conven
tion of Lions International.
Park Commissioner Lacy Shaw
and his sister, Miss Bertha Shaw,
have visiting them at the former's
home in Meadowood, Silver Spring,
Md., Mrs. Minnie Shepherd of El
Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Canada
will return today to their home in
Cherrydale, following a stay of sev
eral days in Trenton, N. J„ where
they were the guests of Mrs. Can
ada's brother-in-law and sister, Dr.
and Mrs. Walter Bird.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Smythe
entertained a group of about 45
Thursday at their summer home at
Oak Bluff, Md. The guests were
members of Mrs. Smythe's Bible
class and their families.
Miss Anna Benter
To Marry in Fall
Lt. Charles Benter, U. S. N.,
and Mrs. Benter announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Miss Anna Martha Benter, to
Mr. Clarence Francis Donohoe,
son of Mrs. Clarence F. Donohoe
and the late Mr. Donohoe. .
The wedding will take place
Miss Benter is a graduate of
Holy Cross Academy and Dum
barton College. Mr. Donohoe is
a graduate of St. John’s College
and Columbus University.
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Weddings of Recent Date;
Miss Mary Abbott Bride
Of Lloyd Wayne Gebhard
Miss Kathryn Elizabeth Spengler
And G. A. Willmuth Married;
Many Other Geremonies
The Church of the Epiphany was the scene of the Sunday morning
wedding of Miss Mary Abbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruaaell Abbott
of Olean, N. Y., and Mr. Lloyd Wayne Gebhard, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Gebhard of this city. The Rev. Mr. Fraser performed the cere
mony at 10 o’clock yesterday, and the church was decorated with white and
pink roses for the event.
Mr. Adolph Torovsky played the wedding music.
The bride chose an empire period ivory satin gown for her wedding.
The dress had a sweetheart neckline with a fitted bodice and a long
sweeping train. Her veil of bridal illusion fell from a seed pearl coronet,
and her bouquet was of white roses and gypsophlla tied with white satin
ribbon. Mr. Abbott gave his daughter in marriage.
Miss Rose Abbott was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore a mart
Jacket model in rose color taffeta made on princess lines with a graceful
full skirt and a fitted basque jacket which had fluted self-colored ruching
and buttons. With this she wore a picturesque Milan hat of natural
color and accessories of powder blue. Her bouquet was of pink roses «-nd
Mr. Joseph W. Abbott of Olean, N. Y., was best man.
A reception at Hotel 2400 followed the wedding. Out-of-town guests
inciuaea mr. ana Mrs. n. nerrman
nan, jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Herrman
nan, sr., of Philadelphia; Mr. S.
Abbott of Randolph, N. Y„ and Mr.
and Mrs. R. Abbott of Olean.
The bride is a graduate of Olean
High School and attended West
Brooks Academy in Olean. The
bridegroom was graduated from
George Washington University as a
civil engineer in 1939. He and Mrs.
Gebhard will maek their home at
2523 Fourteenth street.
For traveling the bride chose a
black and white silk gingham with a
red jacket and matching accessories.
Miss Kathryn Spengler
Miss Kathryn Elizabeth Spengler,
daughter of Mrs. John Spengler,
became the bride of Mr. Charles
Alexander Willmuth, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John P. Willmuth, in a
home ceremony, which took place
Saturday at 3 o'clock in the after
noon. Rev. John J. Corbett offi
The brjde's home was decorated
with palms and summer flowers.
Her mother, Mrs. John Spengler,
walked with her to the improvised
altar. Her gown was a pastel pink
silk redingote suit with white hat
and accessories. She carried an
arm bouquet of Joanna Hill roses
and blue delphinium.
Maid of honor was Mrs. Frank H.
Benson, attired in a pastel blue silk
jacket dress, matching hat and
white accessories. Her arm bouquet
was of pink tea roses and blue
Mr. George Raymond Jones of
Arlington. Va.. acted as best man
for Mr. Willmuth.
Among the guests at the wedding
were Mrs. Edwin H. Johnson and
her three children of Buffalo, N. Y.
As her going-away costume, Mrs.
Willmuth wore a green print sports
dress with white accessories. With
Mr. ^illmuth she will make her
home at 1800 Kenilworth avenue
The bride is a graduate of Central
High School and a member of Phi
Sigma Epsilon Sorority. The bride
groom was graduated from the Uni-*
versity of Maryland and the Wash
ington College of Law. He is a
msmber of the bar of the District
of Columbia and belongs to Sigma
Nu Phi Legal Fraternity. At present
he is an examiner in the United
States Patent Office.
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Miss Mabel Lee Morgan
Bride in Alexandria.
Miss Mabel Lee Morgan, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Mor
gan of Alexandria, Va., was wed in
an evening ceremony Thursday to
Mr. Walter M. Lewandowsky of
Nemacolin, Pa., son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Lewandowsky of Nema
The First Baptist Church in Alex
andria) decorated with evergreens,
fern and pink and blue flowers, was
the scene of the ceremony at *
o’clock, at which the Rev. C. C.
Anderson officiated. Mrs. Evelyn
Knight accompanied Mr. Thomas M.
Smith in two solos.
The bride, who was given In
marriage by her father, was gowned
in white satin with sweetheart neck
line and long sleeves and a finger
tip veil of sheer chiffon and she
carried a lovely bridal bouquet
Maid of honor was Miss Elizabeth
Fox of Alexandria, who wore a light
blue net dress and carried a bouquet
of delphinium and yellow rosebuds.
The other bridesmaids were Miss
Lenora Jackson of Washington In
a pale pink marquisette gown with
long pink ribbon streamers and
more streamers in her hair. Miss
Marianna Domberger wore a pale
blue marquisette with blue stream
ers on the dress and in her hair.
Both attendants carried Dutch bou
Barbara Barrett was a diminu
tive flower girl in a short white
dress, ornamented with ribbons.
She dropped rose petals before the
bridal party. Little Carey Taylor,
in a short white suit, bore the
Acting as best man for his brother
was Mr. Stanley Lewandowsky of
Nemacolin, Pa. Edward Morgan of
Alexandria, brother of the bride,
and Mr. Carl Hammersley, also of
Alexandria, ushered, both wearing
white summer trousers and black
coats with red roses in their lapels.
After the ceremony a reception
was held at the home of the bride,
which was attended by 75 guests.
The bride and bridegroom de
parted for a short honeymoon arid
upon their return will reside in
Alexandria. Mrs. Lewandowsky
chose as her going-away costume a
black net dress with white trim
' (See WEDDINGS, Page B-4.)
MISS ANNA MARTHA BENTER.
Her parents, Lt. Charles Benter, U. S. N., and Mrs. Benter,
announce fur engagement to Mr. Clarence Francis Donohoe,
son of Mrs. Clara Hurtt Donohoe and the late Mr. Clarence F.
Donohoe. The wedding will take place September 11.
By the Way—
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Newport, according to our correspondent there, is gayer than ever
this summer, despite a rather late start socially due to the cold, rainy
One of the highlights of the season is Lady Mendl's visit. This
charming and altogether remarkable lady has been the guest of the
Harold Brooks, and has been the center of attention wherever she ap
peared—even without standing on her head! She was among the guests at
the dinner Mr. and Mrs. Snowden Fahnestock gave last Saturday when
Dorothy Norman and Livingston Sullivan were their week-end guests.
It was Dorothy Norman who so entranced Washington with her charm and
her marvelous piano playing last winter when she visited Bee and Snowden
here—and whose records—of her own composition—are such a tremendous
success, ijl this particular party of the Fahnestocks in Newport both
Mrs. Norman and James Beck played tfcie piano after dinner—which per
haps in a measure explains its being such fun.
In addition to the Fahnestock*—who since their marriage have
spent every summer in Snowden's lovely French furnished house at
Newport—there are many other Washingtonians there. The C.
Mathews Dicks have their own house, which is as perfectly run
and actractively arranged as their Massachusetts avenue housa
(Continued on Page B-4.)
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