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Dinner for Senor Prado
Lifts State Functions Ban At the Executive Mansion Pre-War Pomp and Splendor Marks Reception to the President of Peru By Washington’s Highest Officials By Margaret Hart, Society Editor. The first state dinner since the curtailment of the annual official social program of the White House was given last night with the cus tomary pomp and ceremony that in the past marked all events of Its kind. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt lifted the ban in order to pay honor to the President of Peru, Senor Manuel Prado, who was their guest at the Mansion overnight. Because the distinguished visitor from the South American republic was not accompanied to the Capital by Senora de Prado, it was decided to make the dinner a stag affair. Naturally, Mrs. Roosevelt was not present. White House Brilliantly Lighted for the Occasion. The state rooms were brightly lighted for the occasion, another de parture from the wartime procedure which calls for dimmed lights at the President's house. The orchestra ol the Marine Band, its members in their striking scarlet coats, played in the north corridor as the guests as sembled. Arriving in the state suite, the guests were directed to the his toric blue room, where so many members of royalty and other noted visitors have been received. President Roosevelt joined the company in the blue room, where he had a warm handshake and friendly greeting for the celebrated men who were his guests. The floral display in the imposing state rooms was quite as lavish as in the days before the war. In the blue room, there were clusters of white snap dragons and carnations banking the mantel, and in the red parlor, car nations and roses picked up the color of the handsome draperies and other appointments. The table centered the stately din ing room and was long and mod erately narrow. The exquisite gold service, including the mirrored plaque, with the many graceful nymphs, and the candelabra and the compotes to match were used. This service was purchased by Pres ident Monroe during his visit to Prance and has been used in every administration since then. The flat service that Mrs. Harding had dipped in gold during her husband’s term of office was used along with the gold-banded china selected by the President and Mrs. Roosevelt several years ago. This china bears ths coat of arms of the Roosevelt clan. Low mounds of pink snap dragons. Ward carnations and but terfly roses, mingled with maiden hair fern, were placed at intervals down the center of the table and sprays of delicate asparagus fern termed a trailing border along the snowy white linen cloth which has the initials “U. S.” woven in the comers. Great sprays of fern were placed at each end of the mantel in the dining room, over which hangs the full-length portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Senor Prado Accompanied By Distinguished Staff. The visiting President was accom panied to the Mansion by the mem bers of his suite, including Dr. Francisco Tudela, Dr. Victor Andres Bel&unde, the Peruvian Minister of Finance, Senor David Dasso; Dr. Roberto MacLean Estenos, Senor Carlos Holguin de Lavalle, the direc tor of protocol of Peru, Dr. Gonzalo E. de Aramburu; the secretary to the Peruvian chief executive, Dr. Pedro Bustamente; his military aide for aviation. Gen. Fernando Melgar; his naval aide, Capt. Jose R. Alza mora, and his military aide, Col. Jose M. Tamayo, and Senor Manuel Prado Garland, son of the visiting chief executive. The Peruvian Ambassador, Senor don Manuel de Freyre y Santander, was at the dinner and others in cluded the Speaker of the House. Representative Sam Rayburn; the Secretary of State. Mr. Cordell Hull; the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Henry Morgenthau, jr.; the Secre tary of Commerce, Mr. Jesse H Jones; Senator Charles L. McNary, Senator Alben W. Barkley, Senator Tom Connally, Representative Sol Bloom, Representative Charles A Eaton, Gen. George C. Marshall, chief erf staff, U. S. A.; Admiral Erneat J. King, chief of Naval Oper ations; Lt. Gen. Thomas Holcomb, commandant of the Marine Corps; MaJ. Gen. Edwin M. Watson, secre tary and military aide to President Roosevelt; the Undersecretary of State, Mr. Sumner Welles; the United States Ambassador to Peru. Mr. R. Henry Norweb; the chief of protocol for the State Department, Mr. George T. Summerlin; the Counselor of the Peruvian Embassy, Senor Dr. Don Juan I. Elguera; the surgeon general of the Navy, Dr. Ross T. Mclntire; Brig. Gen. John B. Coulter, U. S. A., and Capt. Pgulus P. Powell, U. S. N , serving as aides to the Peruvian President; the director general of the Pan-Amei*- ■ can Union, Dr. Leo S. Rowe; Capt j John L. McCrea, and Mr. Stanley | Woodward of the protocol division ; Of the State Department. Alter dinner the guests went to the green room, where pink snap dragons and fragrant old-fashioned pinkj were used in vases on mantel and tables. In this delightful setting the gentlemen enjoyed coffee and cigars. The Peruvian President reached Washington yesterday afternoon by plane and was met by President Roosevelt, other officials and mem bers of the Embassy staff. Senor Prado is spending today in Annapolis and was the guest of honor at luncheon of the superin tendent of the United States Naval Academy, Rear Admiral John R Beardali. He will return this after noon in time to receive the heads of diplomatic missions in Washing ton. the reception to be held at Blair House, where the Peruvian officials now are established. This evening the President of Peru will be feted at dinner by Mr. Welles, who will entertain at Oxon Manor, his country place at Oxon Hill, Md. I Gmetfmcticd/t ] SATURDAY 1 P.M. f LUNCHEON \ FASHION SHOW J Cammrntalor: ULCKt UAVAnZK •f Th* Itnlu gtar Maaacaatiia Malta M'JtbUfam MOTIU RALII6H * Litvinoffs Entertain at Luncheon Diplomats and Officials Guests; McCarthys Hosts The Belgian Ambassador and Countess van der Straten-Ponthoz were the ranking guests aLluncheon : today of the Soviet Ambassador and j Mrs. Maxim Litvinoff, who enter tained in their imposing Embassy on Sixteenth street. Among others at the luncheon were the Polish Am bassador and Mme. Ciechanowska. the Greek Minister and Mme. Diamantopoulos, the Assistant Sec retary of State, Mr. Breckinridge Long; the Assistant Secretary of War and Mrs. John J. McCloy, and several members of the Soviet Pur chasing Commission who are In Washington. British Ambassador Guest at Dinner. Another party among the diplo mats was that last evening of the Canadian Minister and Mrs. Leigh ton McCarthy, who entertained at dinner in honor of his Britannic majesty's Ambassador and Vis countess Halifax. Others at the Legation were the Polish Ambas sador and Mme. Ciechanowska. As sociate Justice and Mrs. Felix Frankfurter, the Norwegian Min ister and Mme. Munthe de Morgen stieme, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Meyer, Miss Mabel T. Boardman, Air Mar shall D. C. F. Evill, the Minister Counselor of the Canadian Lega tion and Mrs. Hume Wrong and Mr. and Mrs. John McCarthy, son and daughter-in-law of the hosts. _ Ellen Anderson Married in Miami Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Lamon Anderson announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ellen Lamon Anderson, to Mr. Walter Le Roy Smith April 26 in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Miami, Fla. Mr. Smith left Tuesday for Mar acaibo, Venezuela, where he ’is United States vice-consul, and Mrs. Smith returned to Washington, where she is an analyst for the Department of Justice. 1 AIDS IN CLINIC. Mrs. J. Merrill Wright takes notes from a physician on the condition of Doris in the sur gical clinic at Children’s Hos pital. This clinic is one of the Junior League's activities which will be benefited by proceeds from the Washington Horse Show at Meadowbrook May 16 and 17. 1 Interesting Social Events In Suburbs ! Mothers Honored; Farewell Parties Also Are Given Informal entertaining continues to add gayety to the social life in i sections of Maryland and Virginia. For weeks the calendar has been chalked with events to particularly attract the interest of residents of nearby vicinities. Mother’s Day Fetes In Eastern Montgomery. In the eastern suburban area of : Montgomery County there have ■ been several unusually interesting ' events. The theme of Mother's Day was emphasized at a tea given yesterday afternoon at the Wood- J side Park home of Mrs. Allen H. \ Gardner by a group of 15 girls In honor of their mothers. Spring . flowers formed attractive decora- ! tions and presiding over the tea cups were Miss Leila Miller and Miss Virginia Piepgrass. Yesterday’s youthful hostesses belong to a group called the Spanish Knit-Wit Club, so termed because at meetings they knit for the Red Cross and learn Spanish. In addition to Miss Miller and Miss Piepgrass. the hostesses in cluded the Misses Carol Gardner, Carolyn Cowper, Sally Johnson, Sandy Maas, Ruth Mighell, Patsy and Marilyn Piepgrass. Helen Sho walter, Cathryn Smith. Barbara Woolfall, Margaretta Bains and Betty Jean Baker. Mrs. Clarence M. Kiefer gave a ’arewell dinner party last evening DIVERSIONS FOR SICK CHILDREN. One of the pleasant tasks of Miss Margaret Sperry, a Junior Leaguer, is playing'gamcs with young Gerald in one of the Chil dren's Hospital wards. The league is sponsoring the horse show next week end to add to its funds for carrying on of its work among the children. —Harris-Ewing Photos. at her Takoma Park home in honor of Miss Arline Miller of Wilson, Kans., who has been employed in Washington with the Maritime Com mission. Miss Miller is being trans ferred to Chicago with a group of other employes. Among the guests was her sister, Miss Velma Miller of Kansas, who has been visiting here for several weeks. At Home This Afternoon In Arlington County. A high light on the program in Arlington County today is the at home of Mr. and Mrs. Godffrey B. Marriott, who will entertain this afternoon. Their party will be in honor of their nephew, Corpl. Carle • IN WASHINGTON —DE LISO DEB SHOES ARE RICH'S EXCLUSIVES • . ’m cjbeSX*0 u! .0*d**U* The master hand of Palter De Liso is evident in every smooth line of their design .. these warm weather shoes really look the part they're intended to play. De Liso Deb Spectators are seen in fashionable spots from morn 'til mght! PEKIN n of Hfenf/i NANKIN CHELSEA FOUR FLOORS ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO SHOES AND SHOE ACCESSORIES ton Hawthorne, who will leave shortly for an officer’s training school. Mrs. Jack Turner has returned to her home in Highland Park follow- • ing a fortnight's visit with friends and relatives in Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. H. Sampson, wife of Lt.: Sampson of Arlington, is visiting! her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Briggs, in New York City. Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Canada of Arling- 1 ton, accompanied by Dr. Canada’s 'See SUBURBAN ,™Page B-4 ) MRS. WILLIAM C. MOTT, One of the league members setting up the loom before the children arrive at the occupa tional therapy room at Chil dren’s Hospital. This is an other part of the work for which the league will raise money from the horse show. Younger Set Will Gather At Belmont Gay Party Sunday At the Hurleys; Other Entertaining There will be a gay party at Bel mont, the Leesburg estate of the United States Minister to New Zea land and Mrs. Patrick J. Hurley on Sunday. Mrs. Hurley and her at tractive daughter, Ruth have invited members of the Beer and Skittles Club to have their next meeting there. Belmont, one of the show places of the Leesburg section is about 32 miles from Washington. The ramb ling red brick house, situated on top of a hill, will be an ideal setting for the merry meeting of the club which is composed of popular mem bers of the younger set of the Capital. Two parties that claimed the at- j tention of junior society yesterday j were the misceUaneous shower given for Miss Rachel Horak. and the tea at which Miss Jane Wemyss was the hostess. The party for Miss Horak. whose doscp I, I'll arras 1 F STREET 14.95 JR.'s Breeze Cool Tropical Suits Juniors and Misses A heodl ner of our greater-than-ever-collection of Tropical Suits. Kenbury spun with Chenille embroidery. .Red, Green, Luggage, Natural. Sizes 9 to 15. Untold others— short sleeves, long sleeves, short jackets, long jackets, plain fabrics, novelty fabrics. Every cool color in the rain bow. Come see our summer suit bazaar. Second Floor. -To Mother With Love Sundoy, May 1 Oth . . . Mother's Doy. Please don't forget. An excit nq new dress ... a clever hand bag . . . lovely Mojud hosiery ... or Patricia Rhythm slips will thrill her beyond words. JOSEPH R. HARRIS • 1224 F STREET By the Way— Beth Blaine When several friends arrived at the 1925 F Street Club to lunch with Mrs. John Gross yesterday they found the indefatigable Laura out in' the garden busily planting roses. Even the rain couldn't deter her. She returned to her home in Bethlehem this morning and, rain or no rain, she was going to finish that planting before she left. Mrs. George Sloane was up from Warrenton, looking very smart in a navy and white checked tweed suit. She told us she d been out pricing carriages and harnesses and found that, they'd gone up tremendously now that we are all faced with a dearth of transportation. Some of her Long Island friends have been buying them up—even second-hand ones—said Kay. They say that very shortly an invitation to dine with them will mean an invitation to spend the night. Sounds just like the days of horses and carriages in grandmother's tune. While Mrs. Sloane is trying to solve the transportation problem. Mr. Sloane has been in charge of the sugar rationing registration in Warrenton. Also at luncheon were Mrs. Robert McKay and Mrs. Arthur Fowler. Mrs. Fowler had just been to h$p nutrition class—so she told us all just what was very good for us to eat. She also told us that she had unpacked some old evening gowns— had had them altered and repaired and was having far greater success with them now than when they were new. Particularly a pale pink lace one Then Kay Sloane said that the other evening at dinner at Mrs. McLeans she noticed that the lace gown worn by Mme. Blanco, wife of the Ambassador from Uruguay, was quite the most beautiful dress she had ever seen. She told Mme. Blanco so. adding. “I shouldn't ask, but where did you ever find anything so lovely?-’ To which the lady replied that the gown had been brought back from Paris by her great-grandmother when she first went to Uruguay. Have no hesitancy about wearing those old gowns, ladies! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. Benjamin Cain is home from the hospital convalescing from a recen« operation, so yesterday afternoon a few friends dropped in to call. They found Peggy looking very fine in a trailing white tea gown with big splashy red roses painted on it. While Maj. Cain is on duty somewhere in the war theater the Cain s grass doesn’t look quite as well kept as it did. But yesterday Artist Eleanor Martin said she adored cutting grass, so she'd come and do it. That remains to be seen. Anyhow. Miss Martin looked very chic in a navy blue frock and a beige coat and said that the party was by way of being a celebration for her, since it was her birthday. Ben's cousin. Maj. Ralph Jester, was there, and Mrs. Hand Churchill, who is doing war work here now. Also Mrs. Alex Hagner, in black with sheer whit* frills, and Comdr. Griffith Warfield. **• * * + We love the story (which the very attractive woman who told us swears is true) about a ladies’ club which met frequently for lunch and to discuss the affairs of the world. At a recent meeting they decided to write out their predictions of a year hence. Each woman was to carefully fold her prediction and seal it in an en velope-then all were to be locked away in the club's safe—to be opened one year from the date written. All this was done before luncheon—but by the time luncheon was over, the ladies, It seems, decided with true feminine curiosity that it would really be interesting to know what everyone had said right then—so the safe was opened and all the predictions read then and there. » ▼ » ▼ Washington cooks, we understand, don’t care for the new war working hours of their employers. Breakfast is always too early and most of the war workers get home too late for dinner. The war workers can take it but the cooks can’t. marriage to Mr. Charles Stanley White, jr., will take place May 16 was given by Miss Betty Bartelt. Miss Bartelt is the daughter of Commissioner E. F. Bartelt of the Bureau of Accounts of the Treasury Department, and Mrs. Bartelt. The guests were close friends of the bride-elect. Also included among those present were Mrs. Joseph Horak and Miss Betty Horak, mother and sister of the honor guest, as well as Mrs. Charles Stanley White and Miss Mary Alice White, mother and sister of the bridegroom-elect. Miss Wemyss. another bride of the near future, gave her tea as a fare well to her fellow students at the Chevy Chase Junior College. Miss Wemyss' engagement to Ensign I John L. Pfeffer, U. S. N. R.. recently was announced by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wemyss of Lan caster, N. H. Assisting at the tea table at Miss Wemyss’ fete were the Misses Helen Callahan. Carol Robinson, Jane Jackman and Roe lind Grant. Miss Connors Bride Mr. William J. Conners announces the marriage of his sister, Miss Marie A. Connors, to Mr. Henry Sheer. The ceremony took place April 25 at St. Mary's rectory. Rock ville. The Rev. Father Stephen Mc Cabe of St. Martin's Catholic Church. Washington, officiated. 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