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White House Hollywood tete-a-tete at the Gold Plate Breakfast On
short acquaintance Stephen Early of the White House secretariat and Maureen 0 Hara were doing very well at the early morning feature of the Birthday Ball festivities. Mrs Roosevelt cuts the presidential birth- f day cake—big enough to go around even at that party First to get a slice was the "Cin derella girl," Anna Sklepovich • left •, who leaped into the national spotlight when she journeyed here on a brotherly hoox from her West Virginia home Anna is almost obscuring Lana Turner and Deanna Durbin. Can it be THE Mr Harmon? Lana Turner registers the proper amount of awe and surprise- Hollywood brand—on finding herself suddenly in the company of Tommie Harmon, Michigan football ace, at the reception dinner prelude to the Birthday Balls. Cuts cake for son Franklin. Once more Mrs. James Roosevelt, mother of the President, officiates in time-honored fashion at a presidential birthday party in New York. Looking on is Chef Oscar Tschirky—better known as Oscar of the Waldorf. Soldier greets fair lady. Hands across the table are those of Gen. George C Marshall, Army chief of staff, and Deanna Durbin. Looking on at the reception dinner are Commissioner Melvin Hazen and Movie Actress Constance Moore. star stall, a p and Harm & Ewing Photos Lord Halifax drops in. The newly arrived British Ambassador chats with Vice President Wallace, who takes time out from his duties os presiding officer of the Senate to receive Britain's envoy in her day of crisis# Congress, debating the lend ■jase bill, becomes the cynosure of that crisis on this side the water. -Lend r o • • ’ Britain waits — and carries on. Symbolizing her valiant, stubborn stand is this profile close-up of her unflinching leader, Winston Churchill —chewing the inevitable cigar as he watches anti-aircraft gunnery "somewhere in England." The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hears opinion on the lend-lease bill. Chairman Walter F. George of Georgia ' left >, leaning forward to jot notes at the hearing, partly obscures Senator Connolly of Texas. Others are, left to right, Senator Johnson of California, Senator Capper of Kansas, Senator La Follette of Wisconsin and Senator Vandenberg of Michigan. A P1’ and Wide World Photos.