Dr. Hu Shih Honor Guest
At Reception Held by
William S. Culbertsons
Mrs. Henry A. Wallace in Spotlight
At Annual Party Given by
Congressional Club Members
A diplomat and an official hostess held the spotlight at the two
largest parties on yesterday's calendar. The Chinese Ambassador, Dr.
Hu Shih. was the honor guest at the party given by Mr. and Mrs.
William S. Culbertson, and Mrs. Henry A. Wallace was honored at the
Congressional Club's annual reception for the wife of the Vice President.
Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson's reception was the third in the series
of such parties given this season by yesterday's hosts. Mrs. Culbertson
was assisted in entertaining by her daughter, Mrs. Thofnas Luckenbill,
who came down from New York with her baby daughter, Mary Louise.
The hostess wore a robin's egg blue gown and her daughter chose an
aqua dress ornamented with a Chinese red belt.
Chinese Women Guests
Clad in Native Costumes.
The Ambassador and Mrs. Culbertson received together, and most
of the guests were drawn from the diplomatic contingent, though there
were a number of the official contingent also present. Assisting at the
tea table were Mrs. Robert H. Jackson, Mrs. Walter F. George, Mrs.
Charles L. McNary. Mrs. Henry Alvah Strong. Mrs. Ernest G. Draper and
Mrs. Emil Hurja. Miss Jane Cubertson, younger daughter of the hostess,
also assisted her mother. She wores
a cherry red costume trimmed with
Members of the Chinese Embassy
staff were on hand, most of the
ladies of the group clad in their be
coming native costumes.
Marine Band Plays
At Congressional Club.
At the Congressional Club the
Marine Band played throughout the
reception hours of from 3 to 5 o’clock
and members greeted their honor
guest as she received with the offi
cers of the club. Mrs. Wallace wore
a brown ensemble with a gray hat
and a spray of orchids was attached
to her furs. Mrs. John Taber, presi
dent of the club, was in black, with
a small matching hat trimmed with
Alternating at the tea table were
Mrs. Karl Le Compte, Mrs. Thomas
F. Martin. Mrs. John B. Sullivan
and Mrs. Martin F. Smith. Mem
bers of the Hospitality Committee
for the party were Mrs. Roy O.
Woodruff. Mrs. Cleveland Newton,
Mrs. Robert W. Keane and Mrs.
Frank W. Boykin. The tea table
was centered with lavender and
white flowers and tea hour dainties
were served during the afternoon.
Senorita Trujillo Bride
Of Dr. Berck in New York.
The Dominican Minister and Se- I
nora de Tronscoso were unable to;
attend the wedding yesterday in New
York of Senorita Fior d’Oro Trujillo
and Dr. Maurice Marshall Berck be
cause of the illness of Senora de j
Troncoso. The Minister's wife re- j
cently underwent an operation and
has not left the hospital, although
The wedding of Senorita Trujillo. '
daughter of thp former President of j
the Dominican Republic and Senora I
de Trujillo, and Dr. Berck. son of
Mrs. George S. Gordon and the late 1
Mr. Josiah Berck. took place In the j
Hotel Pierre and was foUowed by a '
reception The bride was unattended
and Dr. Francis P. Conway of New
York was the best man.
Dr and Mrs. Berck have gone
North for the winter sports and
after their wedding trip will make
their home in New York. Mrs. Berck ]
attended the College Feminin de :
BoufTement In Paris and came to
this country with her parents, who ;
returned home In December. Dr.
Berck is a member of the American
College of Surgeons and the Ameri
can Board of Surgery and Is on the
surgical staff of Mount Sinai and
Oovemeur Hospitals. He was grad
uated from Columbia University with
the class of 1924 and from the med
ical school at Cornell University in
To Become Bride
Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Parlaman
of 2222 Newton street N.E. announce
the engagement of their daughter.!
Miss Hope Parlaman, to Mr. Walter i
J. Oelschlager of Pittsburgh.
Miss Parlaman attended school in
Pennsylvania and Mr. Oelschlager
attended the University of Pitts
burgh and was graduated from the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh. At the
time of his induction into the Army
he was doing commercial art work,
and he is now stationed at Fort
Bel voir. Va.
No date has been set for the wed
Plan Fete March 16
A St. Patrick's supper dance will
be given by the South Carolina So
ciety of Washington Monday eve
ning. March 16, in the west ballroom
of the Shoreham. Temporary as
well as permanent residents of
Washington from South Carolina
are invited to attend and bring their
The South Carolina delegation in
Congress will assist in receiving the
guests. Tickets for the dance may
be secured from the offices of the
South Carolina Senators and Repre
sentatives and from officers of the
Returns for Visit
Mrs. Edmund L. Wilson has come
to Washington for a visit among her
old friends and is staying at the Sul
grrave Club. She will make several
short visits with friends before re
turning to her New York home.
Mrs. Wilson lived in Washington for
some years. She was Mrs. Rush
more Patterson before her marriage
to Mr. Wilson a year or more ago.
Warings Are Hosts
Mr. and Mrs. Prank A Waring
were dinner hosts last evening in
honor of the Assistant Secretary of
the Interior and Mrs. Oscar Chap
Among others present were the
Commissioner of the Philippines,
Mr. Joaquin Elizalde; Mrs. James L.
Green and Col. Robert Garforth.
G. W. Sorority
Installation of officers will be
held by Phi Pi Epsilon, foreign serv
ice sorority at George Washington
University, tomorrow afternoon in
the Phi Mu rooms of Sorority Hall.
Officers to be inducted include
Kay Woodward, president; Alice
Newcomber, vice president; Betty
Munson, corresponding secretary;
Ruth Michaelson, recording secre
tary; Marietta Notary, treasurer,
•nd Mary D. Keating, historian.
Becomes Bride of
The Special Assistant to the
Secretary of the Treasury and
Mrs. James Lawrence Houghtel
ing are in Newton Highlands.
Mass., lor the wedding of their
son, Mr. James Lawrence Hough
teling, ir., and Miss Flora Mari
otti, which took place this morn
ing. The ceremony was per
formed in the Episcopal Church
at Newton Highlands and was
followed by a wedding breakfast
in the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Vincent H. Mariotti. Only
members of the two families and
the wedding party witnessed the
ceremony and attended the wed
The bride was given in mar
riage by her uncle. Mr. James B.
Pratt of Williamstown. Mass.,
and her sister. Miss Adele Mari
otti. was her maid of honor.
Miss Margaret Houghteling,
sister of the bridegroom, who
went to Newton Highlands from
Vassar College, where she is a
student, was the bridesmaid.
Mr. William E. Jackson of
Washington was best man. and
the ushers included Mr. David
Pratt of Williamstown, cousin of
the bride, and Mr. Frederic Del
ano Houghteling, who went from
Exeter Academy for his brother's
Later in the day Mr. and Mrs.
Houghteling were to leave for a
short wedding trip, after which
they will make their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Houghteling. sr„
were accompanied to Newton
Highlands for the wedding by
the latter's father, Mr. Frederic
A. Delano, and Miss Louise
Houghteling. younger sister of the
bridegroom. They will return the 1
first of the week.
Miss Doris Dungan
Engaged to Wed
Mrs. David Davenport Dungan of
Arlington, Va„ announces the en
gagement of her daughter. Miss
Doris Louise Dungan, to Mr. Wil
liam Max Armstrong, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Armstrong of
Miss Dungan is a graduate of
George Washington University and
a member of Sigma Kappa Inter
Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of
Oklahoma Agricultural and Mining
College and is with the Federal
Bureau of Investigation in Wash
Miss Dungan has selected Satur
day, April 4, for the date of her
wedding and the ceremony will take
place in the Clarendon Methodist
Church in Arlington.
Miss Mary Jackson, daughter of
the Attorney General and Mrs.
Jarkson, will be among the Wash
ington girls who will attend the an
nual spring dance at Smith Col
lege, Northampton, Mass., this eve
Other Washington girls who will
attend are Miss Barbara Hull.v, Miss
Cynthia and Miss Ann-Carlin Bor
den, Miss Patricia Sutton and Miss
Miss Doris Ferris
Here on Vacation
Miss Doris Ferris, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Ferris of
Bridgeport, Conn., is spending a
week with her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. George M. Ferris, in their
home on Cedar parkway, Chevy
Chase, during her spring vacation
from school. Mrs. George M. Ferris
is the former Miss Charlotte Hamil
ton, daughter of Mrs. Harry Hamil
ton and the late Mr. Hamilton,
prominent in old resident circles.
MRS. PERRY MARTEN
Before her recent marriage
Mrs. Rhodes was Miss Carolyn
Penley, daughter of Mrs.
Albert Lipke. Mr. Rhodes is
the son of Mr. and Mrs.
—Harris & Ewing Photo.
MRS. ROBERT BALLOU BROWN.
Weddings of Interest
To Capital Society
Candlelight and large baskets of
white snapdragons and gladioluses
against banks of palms made a
beautiful setting in the Sixth Pres
byterian Church last evening for
the marriage of Miss Dordthy Muriel
Donovan to Lt. Robert Ballou
Brown, U. S. A. The Rev. J. Herbert
Gamer officiated at the 8 o'clock
ceremony. The wedding music in
cluded solo selections by Miss Portia
The bride is the daughter of Mr. j
and Mrs. Edward L. Donovan of
| Washington and she was escorted |
! to the altar bv her father and given
■ by him in marriage. Her gown of ,
white satin was fashioned on sim- 1
| pie lines, the bodice being slightly
fulled at the narrow, crossed girdle
! and buttoned down the back and
having long puffed sleeves and a
heart-shaped neckline. The full
I skirt fell in long, straight lines and
l ended in a short train. Her veil was j
of net and full length and was held
1 by a bonnet-shaped crown of the
net trimmed with orange bios- j
• soms and she carried an arm bou
quet of a dozen large gardenias.
Miss Charlotte Ruffner
Is Maid of Honor.
Miss Charlotte Ruffner of Raleigh,
N. C„ was maid of honor for her
cousin and she wore a gown of soft
yellow tissue taffeta which also was
made on simple lines with a high
waistline and full skirt. She wore a
! headdress of natural flowers and
carried a Colonial bouquet of lav
ender sweet peas and yellow freesia
tied with pale green ribbons.
The bridesmaids were Miss Regina
Donovan and Miss Betty Lou Don
ovan, sisters of the bride; Miss
Diane Steers and Miss Barbara
Simons. They were costumed like
the maid of honor in soft green tis- ;
sue taffeta and carried old-fash
ioned bouquets of white Shasfa
daisies and yellow freesia tied with
yellow ribbon streamers.
The bridegroom, who is the son
of Mrs. Earl A. Brown of Silver
Spring and the late Mr. Brown, had
I for his best man Mr. Paul Elton
| Rogers and the ushers were Mr.
William Brown, cousin of the bride-1
groom: Mr. James Porter. Lt. Sid- ,
ney Keel and Mr. Arthur Lee
A reception after the ceremony !
was held at the home of the bride’s
parents att 5508 Thirteenth street. 1
which was attractively decorated
with spring flowers. Mrs. Donovan
received in a gown of dull gold
crepe, with which she wore a corsage
of violets, and the mother of the
bridegroom wore a costume of violet
crepe with a corsage of orchids.
Out-of-town guests attending the
wedding included Mrs Robert
Ruffner, Mrs. Whitney Trousdale,
sister of the bridegroom: Mrs. Ken
neth Holly and Miss Caroline Holly
of Coming, N. Y.
The bride attended Wilson Teach
ers’ College and Lt. Brown attended
Following the reception Lt. and
Mrs. Brown left for Florida, the
latter wearing a light blue gabardine
suit with a tan topcoat. British tan
accessories and a corsage of gar
Mrs. Elmer Sapp Married
To Dr. William J. G. Thomas.
Announcement is made of the
marriage of Mrs. Elmer Sapp of
Princeton, 111., to Dr. William J. G.
Thomas of Washington. The Rev.
Dr. James Shera Montgomery,
chaplain of the House of Repre
sentatives, officiated at the informal
ceremony, which took place Wednes
day in the home of Dr. Thomas’
daughter, Mrs. Alden Bradford.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas will be at
home after April 1 at the West End
Miss Virginia Fordyee Wed
To Mr. Mark E. Fortune.
The marriage of Miss Virginia
Louise Fordyee of Washington to
Mr. Mark E. Fortune took place in
the late afternoon of February 28
in the rectory of the Shrine of the
Sacred Heart, where the Rev. Paul
Repetti officiated at 6:30 o'clock.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Fordyee of Green
ville, Pa., and for her wedding she
wore a gray costume suit with a cor
sage of talisman roses and red and
black accessories. She was attended
by Miss Virginia Fortune, sister of
Mr. Fortune, who is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Fortune of
Greenville, had for his best man
Mr. George D. Fordyee, brother of
A reception after the ceremony j
was held at the home of the bride's
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. James
Shea, for the wedding party and
guests, Including from out of town
the mother of the bride, the par-1
ents of the bridegroom and Mr.
Robert W. Fordyce of Greenville,
Miss Marian Forman of Meadville,
Pa.; Lt. Col. and Mrs. Harry Car- 1
roll of Brownsville. Tex.; Mr Albert
Willick of Ontario, Canada, and
Miss Catherine and Miss Margaret
Dempsev of Pittsburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. Fortune will make
their home at 2900 Connecticut av
Miss Virginia Kelley Wed
To Lt. Allen C. Graham.
Announcement is made of the
marriage of Miss Virginia Elizabeth
Kelley to Lt. Allen C. Graham, the
ceremony taking place the after
noon of February 28 in the chapel
at Camp Livingston, La. Lt. Milton
A. May, chaplain, officiated.
The oride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Temple Kelley of
Eldridge, Ala . and she was given in
marriage by Capt. Sebron C. Dale, j
Lt. Graham is the son of Mrs. Wal
ter Frederick Tirrell and the late
Mr. George F. Graham of Chevy ;
Chase. Md., and Washington.
Lt. and Mrs. Graham will make
their home in Alexandria, La.
Of Personal Note
In Suburban Area
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse O. Gibson and
their daughter, Miss Fern Mae
Gibson, have returned to their
home in Takoma Park after a vaca
tion of two weeks in West Palm !
Beach with Mrs. Gibson's parents. I
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Chilson, and at
other points in the State.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartram Stiffler of
Buffalo. N. Y„ are spending the
week end in Woodside, Md, where
they are guests of Mr. StifBer's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Stiffler.
Mrs. Stiffler has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kite
of Culpeper. Va., and joined her
Mrs. Dolph R. Carroll of King
wood. W. Va.. is spending a few
| weeks in Takoma Park as the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Lucile Bokey.
Miss Marilyn Bauer entertained
at a dinner party and shower
, Thursday evening at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
! Bauer of Aspen, Md.. in honor of
! Miss Carmen Vermilion of Silver
| Spring, whose marriage to Mr.
i Henry Dietle will take place March
i 21. The bride-elect was presented
| with silver teaspoons.
Mrs. Flora H. Williams, who is re
I tiring from the home commission
1 department of the General Confer
ence of Seventh-day Adventists in
: Takoma Park, was the guest of
honor when about 40 of her friends
1 entertained for her Monday evening.
Economist to Talk
To Writers’ Club
"Editing as a Source of Writing"
will be the subject of a talk by Miss
Caroline Baldwin Sherman at a
meeting of the Professional Writers’
Club at 8 p.m. Monday at the Y.
W. C. A. The speaker is economist
and editor in the Bureau of Agri
cultural Economics of the Depart
ment of Agriculture and has written
extensively for national magazines.
Miss Esther M. Colvin will intro
duce the speaker. Hostesses include
Mrs. Florence Dietrich, Miss Kay L.
Kennedy and Mrs. Myrtle Small.
The club will celebrate its seventh
founders’ day dinner on March 20.
Miss Annie Kate Gilbert, a mem
ber of the national board of the
Y. W. C. A. in New York, will be
the principal speaker at the foun
der’s day banquet of the Washing
ton Alumnae Association of Ran
dolph-Macon Woman’s College at
6 p.m. next Saturday at the club
house of the American Association
of University Women.
Miss Gilbert, who is now serving
as supervisor for the southern re
gion of the U. S. O.-Y. W. C«A.
program, will discuss its activities.
She is a Randolph-Macon alumna.
Mrs. W. Warren Sager, president
of the association, will preside.
Reservations are being handled by
Miss.Rebecca St. Clair.
Georgians to Dance
A reception and dance to honor
the young Georgians now in Wash
ington will be held by the Georgia
State Society of Washington at 9:30
o’clock this evening in the west ball
room of the Shoreham.
For D. A. R.
Preliminary to the biennial elec
tion of officers for the District So
ciety, Daughters of the American
Revolution, candidates announced
for the various posts were presented
at a reception last night at the D.
A. R. Chapter House.
Hostesses were the regents for
the 17 chapters which have indorsed
candidates from their membership,
while the guests were members of
the executive body of the District
Mrs. Geoffrey Creyke, the retiring
State vice regent, is unopposed so
far as a candidate for the office of
State regent for the District.
Other candidates for the various
offices are as follows: Vice State
regent. Mrs. Roy C. Bowker and
Mrs. Catherine B. Strong; chap
lain, Mrs. W. H. O. McGehee and
Miss Viola Reece; recording secre
tary, Mrs. Russell B. Stine and Miss
Ethel Martin; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. J. Edwin Lawton and
Mrs. John M. Stafford; treasurer,
Mrs. R. H. Lyle Seaton; assistant
treasurer, Miss Margaret Smith:
registrar, Mrs. David L. Wells and
Mrs. Wilbur V. Leech; historian,
Mrs. Wilfred J. Clearman and Mrs.
Angus A. Lamond. and librarian,
Mrs. Lois M. Hicks and Mrs. Thomas
To Be Made From Floor.
Additional nominations may be
made from the floor before officers
are elected at the annual conven
tion of the District Society, which
will open March 15.
Miss Lillian Chenoweth. vice
president general, and Mrs. Howard
L. Hodgkins, honorary vice presi
dent general, greeted the guests
last night, while Mrs. Harry C.
Oberholser, the present State regent,
headed the receiving line.
Mrs. Wayne Birdsell was chair
man of the committee of regents
which arranged the entertainment.
Assisting in the dining room were
State officers and past State regents.
Pays Tribute to Churchill.
Representative Joseph C. Baldwin
of New York discussed his recent
visit to England before the National
Defense Committee of the District
Daughters at a meeting yesterday
at the chapter house. Representa
tive Baldwin was a substitute
speaker for Representative Jennings
Randolph, who was forced to cancel
Discussing a visit with Prime Min
ister Winston Churchill. Representa
tive Baldwin paid tribute to the
"real fighting spirit” of the British
leader and expressed his personal
hope that Mr. Churchill will "stay
on” In his present capacity.
Miss Berryman to Give
Talk on Shawls.
A talk on shawls, both old and
modem, will be given by Miss
Florence Berryman at a meeting of
the Capt. Molly Pitcher Chapter,
D. A. R„ at 2 p.m. Monday at the
chapter house, 1732 Massachusetts
avenue N.W. The talk will be
Illustrated by an exhibition of shawls
by members and their guests.
Guests of honor will include Miss
Chenoweth and Mrs. Creyke.
Hostesses will be Mrs. Joseph Stiles
WaU. Mrs. Charles P. Carter, Mrs.
Hugh Jefferson Davis, Mrs. William
Cabell Moore. Mrs. William C.
j Gwvnn. Mrs. Harry S Robinson and
Mrs. Herbert Augustine Smith.
Arts Club to Hold
Mrs. Harlan Fiske Stone will pour
tea tomorrow afternoon at the Arts
Club, where portraits of interiors
painted by Ruth Perkins Safford,
wife of Capt. Laurance Frye Safford.
U. S. N„ will be privately exhibited.
Others who will take a turn at
j the tea table are Mrs. George
Maurice Morris, Mrs. Charles L. Mc
j Nary. Mrs. Robert Rice, Mrs. Leigh
; Noyes and Mrs. McCook Knox.
The paintings by Mrs. Safford in
clude interiors of the Lee home in
\ Arlington, Kenmore. Wakefield and
! the Lee mansion at Marblehead,
! Mass., and many private homes here
and in other cities.
Tea will be served from 5 to 6:30
O. R. T. Plans Fete
A “white elephant” party will be
j given by the Washington Chapter
of the 'Women’s American O. R. T.
at 8 pm.. March 16, at the Jewish
Community Center. Proceeds from
the entertainment will be used to
purchase defense bonds.
American U. Guild
Miss Ruth E. Henderson will dis
cuss Karl Detzer's "Life of Sand
burg” at the book review of the
American University Guild of Wom
en following luncheon at 12:30 Mon
day In the lounge of the Women's
Poems of Sandburg will be read
by William Newgord, dramatics di
! rector at the university.
A reception will be held at 8:15
p.m. tomorrow at the Women's City
Club by the Americas Society, a
group devoted to developing an ap
preciation of the culture of the
The committee arranging the
! event includes Mrs. Katharine de
| Valdes-Rodriguez. Mrs. Carmen B.
i Schmidt, Mrs. Theresa Venn Ben
; son, Mrs. Frances Montoya de Tal
j ley. Miss Laura Santi, Miss Mary
Devlin and Miss Angela Janszen.
mrs. McCullough darlington.
Before her marriage last Saturday to Mr. Darlington, son of
Mrs. George Angus Garrett, the bride was Miss Edith Fry
Pearson. She is the daughter o/ Mr. and Mrs. William Edmonston
Pearson. —Bachraeh Photo.
Tea Today to Fete j
Judges in One-Act
Mrs. Maud Howell Smith will be
hostess at tea this afternoon at her •
home in Hammond Courts for the I
judges and members of the Tourna
ment Committee of the District.
one-act play tournament. Tea will
be served at 4 o'clock, and among
the guests will be Miss Sibyl Baker,
Mrs. Mabel Cosgrove Clarke, Mrs.
Horace Torbert, Mrs. Alfred Brooks, :
Mrs. Gertrude Broderick, Miss Max- !
ine Cook. Mrs. Emil Hurja. Miss
Bess Davis Schreiner, Mr. Milo F.
Christiansen. Mr Gideon A Lyon.
Mr. Denis E. Connell, Mr. Edmund
J. Evans. Mr. John M. Kline, jr.;
Mr. Ralph Fowler. Mr. J. B. Wil
liams, Mr. Nelson Bell. Mr. Jay Car
mody. Mr. Bernie Harrison and Mr.
The annual tournament dinner
will be held March 23 in Barker
Hall of the Y. W. C. A. and will be
known this year as the Tournament
Frolic. Mrs. Mabelle Clarke Is
chairman of the dinner and Mr.
Floyd Dell is in charge of the enter
tainment features, which will in-;
elude an act or skit presented by j
j each of the 10 drama groups en
tered in the tournament,
i* The tournament preliminaries
j will take place Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday evenings of next week |
and the finals are set for March 18.
Agnes Scott Club
To Ffear Pastor
An address by Dr. Peter Marshall
of the New York Avenue Presby- j
terlan Church will follow a lunch
eon meeting of the Washington
Alumnae Club of Agnes Scott Col
lege today at the Woman's National
Democratic Club. Miss Patricia Col
lins is president of the organization.
The club recently voted to provide
new lighting fixtures for the tea
room in Alumnae House on the col- i
Sigma Delta Kappa
To Hold Initiation
Initiation of new members of
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Delta
Kappa Law sorority will be held at
5:30 p.m. tomorrow, followed by the
annual banquet of the group at
7:30 pm. at. the Carlton Hotel. .
Miss Man- Dublin, director of
the survey division, civilian mobili- ,
ration branch. Office of Civilian De
fense, will be guest speaker.
A writer and lecturer, Miss Dub- |
lin formerly was secretary of the
National Consumers’ League.
“Seeing the Canadian Rockies”
will be the subject of a travelogue
by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lansburgh
to be given following luncheon of
the Washington section National
Council of Jewish W’omen at 1 p.m.
Tuesday. The luncheon will be held
in the small auditorium of the Jew
ish Community Center. The open
ing prayer will be given by Mrs. Nor
man Gerstenfeld. Mrs. Arthur
Newman, president of the council,
Child Dies as Mercy Car
Is Delayed by Freight
By the Associated Press.
PALMDALE. Calif.. March 7 —
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Perkins, rush
ing their half-drowned son, Robert,
3, to a hospital, lost a race with a
long freight train to a crossing.
While they waited for the train to
pass, they tried artificial respira
tion on the boy.
The child had fallen into a cist
| em. Many minutes later, doctors
■ at the hospital said Robert was
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Dr. Hu Shih Plans
Lecture at Benefit
Of Radcliffe Club
Dr. Hu Shih, the Chinese Ambas
sador, will be presented in a benefit
lecture to be sponsored by the Rad
cliffe College Club'March 23 at the
D. A. R. Memorial Continental Hall.
Proceeds will be used for the club's
regional scholarship fund which
provides for an annual scholarship
at Radcliffe College for a Washing
Lothrop Stoddard, a member of
the Star staff and radio commenta
tor, wiil be chairman of the evening.
Mrs. James S. Armstrong Is in
charge of arrangements, assisted by
a committee which includes Mrs.
Robert P. Boyle, club president;
Mrs. Homer E. C. Rainey, Mrs. Mil
ton Cobey, Mrs. Gregory Hankin.
Mrs. Amelia Hood, Miss Emeline
Hill, Miss Edith Brooks. Mrs. Lewis
Sims, Mrs. E. H. Roorbach. Miss
Marion Doyle, Mrs. Fred Neal. Mrs.
Charles Bittinger. and Miss Jeanne
Tickets for the benefit may be ob
! tained at Jordan s box office, 1239 G
I street N.W.
Aiken Will Speak
On Wild Flowers
An illustrated talk on “Wild Flow
ers" will be given by Senator George
D. Aiken of Vermont at a meeting
of the nature section of the Wom
en's Club of Chevy Chase at 2 pm.
Thursday Senator Aiken has made
the growing of wild flowers a life
work as well as a hobby and claims
to be the only person who has ever
grown the fringed gentian and the
white trillium for commercial pur
poses. Mrs. William A. Domer will
be hostess at tea following the lec
Dr. Herbert Friedmann, curator of
birds of the Smithsonian Institution
and the National Museum, will be
the guest speaker of the art section
at 2 p.m. Monday. The subject of
the lecture, which will be illustrated,
will be “Some Renaissance Portraits
in the National Gallery."
Mrs. William L. Taggart, a new
member of the club whose paintings
are on exhibition in the club house.
Will be guest of honor Mrs. Ben
jamin Bennett will be hostess.
Dean Kayser Speaker
At Alumnae Session
Dr. Elmer Kayser. dean of gradu
ate studies at George Washington
University, will discuss current
topics following a meeting of the
Washington Alumnae- Club of Pi
Beta Phi at 7:45 Tuesday at the
home of Mrs. James N. Greer, 3522
Edmunds street N.W.
Officers will be elected, and plans
will be discussed for the 75th foun
der's day celebration April 27.
Husbands of members are invited
to hear the talk by Dr. Kayser.
which will commence at 9 p.m.
U. Sf Mission
In Asia to Be
Will Hear Indian
Krishnalal Shrldharanl, lecturer
and author of “My India, My Amer
ica," will discuss "America’s Mission
In Asia” after a dinner meeting of
the Washington Club at 7 pm.
Thursday at the clubhouse. Seven
teenth and K streets N.W.
Interest in the program has been
so great that reservations for the
dinner already have been oversub
Bom In the province of Guja
rat. Dr. Shrldharanl was trained
In a nationalist boarding school and,
at the age of 17, went to the Univer
sity of Ahmedabad, where he be
came a disciple of Gandhi.
He arrived In New York in 1934
.and continued his studies at Colum
bia University. His first book in
English was "War Without Vio
lence," which was published shortly
before the war broke out.
Other special programs at the
Washington Club this week Include
a lecture by Lothrop Stoddard at,11
a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Stoddard's sub
ject will be “The Japanese Peril In
the Par East.”
Mrs. Charles Conard will review
"Candle in the Wind,” by Maxwell
Anderson, at the book hour program
at 11 a.m. Monday.
The dub also will hold its weekly
; luncheon at 1 p m. Wednesday.
Party Is Planned
By U. D. C. Chapter
The annual benefit patriotic party
of the Asha Faison Colwell Williams
Chapter, United Daughters of the
Confederacy, will be held next Sat
urday at Hillcrest, 2800 Thir
teenth street N.W. Cards will be
gin at 8 pm. in the library, and
dancing will begin at 9 p.m. in the
Prizes will be defense stamps with
a $25 defense bond as a grand prize.
Honor guests will Include Mrs.
Charles E. Bolling of Richmond, na
tional chairman of the Committee
on Patriotic Activities and Civilian
Defense for the U. D. C.: Mrs Wil
liam A. Coleman of Alexandria, in
charge of the central district: Mrs.
Ralph Stevens Pendexter, director
for the District, and Mrs. Harold
Walbrldge Robbins, division presi
Special guests will also include
men from the Army. Navy. Marine
Corps and Coast Guard.
Mrs. John D. Milligan, past presi
dent of the chapter, is general chair
man. Mrs. Livingston Vann. ,1r.. is
1 chapter president. Mrs Milligan
and Mrs. Vann are handling reser
Mme. Chu Will
Speak at University
Mme Chu. wife of Maj. Gen Chu
Shih-ming. Military’ Attache of the
Chinese Embassy, will be the guest
speaker at the weekly tea of the
American Association of University
Women Mondav at the clubhouse.
Miss Millicent Rex will introduce
the speaker and the international
relations chairman, Mrs. James W.
Irwin, will preside. Mrs. James L.
Fieser is tea hostess.
“The Index of American Design
and Some Examples of American
Paintings" will be the subject of an
illustrated lecture by Miss Ada
Rainey, art writer for the Washing
ton Post, before members of the
branch Thursday evening. Miss
Rainey, who is the author of “The
Charm of Old Washington.” will be
introduced by Miss Louise L. Newell.
To Hear Orientalist
Dr. Arthur W. Hummel will speak
before members of the Women's
Alliance of All Souls' Unitarian
Church at 11 a m. Friday at Pierce
Hall, Sixteenth and Harvard streets
Dr Hummel is now chief of the
Division of Orientalia. Library of
Congress, and is the author of “The
Autobiography of a Chinese His
torian.” He is also a lecturer and
has been connected with several
universities both in this country and
in the Far East.
Dr. Ryan to Speak
Dr. Edwin Ryan of Catholic Uni
versity will continue his lectures on
"Current Events in Latin America”
at 8:30 pm. Monday at the Wash
ington Hotel. The series is spon
sored by a number of women's clubs
interested in the various Latin
; American countries.
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