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,
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
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
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
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
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.
] SATURDAY 1 P.M.
\ FASHION SHOW J
•f Th* Itnlu gtar
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
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.
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.
! Mothers Honored;
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
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
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!
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
FOUR FLOORS ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO SHOES AND SHOE ACCESSORIES
ton Hawthorne, who will leave
shortly for an officer’s training
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
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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.
Gay Party Sunday
At the Hurleys;
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
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
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
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By the Way—
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,
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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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