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Fetes Honor Famous Singer
After Symphony Concert By Katharine M. Brooks. Officials, diplomats and leaders in society and music circles were Invited to meet the famous Danish tenor, Mr. Lauritz Melchior and his very attractive wife at two parties following his appearance as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra yesterday afternoon. The first of the two events immediately followed the program and later Mr. and Mrs. Melchior were the guests in whose honor Mrs. Edward Beale McLean entertained at dinner at Friendship, her home in Georgetown. Less than 20 guests were asked after the dinner to hear the music played by the small string orchestra which was heard during the dinner. * The Uruguay Ambassador and Senora de Blanco were the ranking guests at the dinner with Associate Justice Frank Murphy and Associate Justice and Mrs. William O. Douglas, the ranking guests from official circles. Others from the diplomatic corps were the Finnish Minister and Mme. Procope, Mme. de Kauffmann, wife of the Danish Minister; the Swiss Minister and Mme. Bruggman, the Second Secretary of the British Embassy and Mrs. P. H. Gore-Booth and the Assistant Air Attache of the British Embassy, Squadron Leader Raold Dahl. senator and Mrs. warren R.* Austin with Senator and Mrs. Arthur H. Vandenberg, Senator Theodore F. Green and Senator and Mrs. Eugene D. Millikin accom panied by their daughter, Mrs. Bender, represented the Upper House of Congress. Representative and Mrs. Charles S. Dewey from the Lower House were accompanied by their son, Lt. Peter Dewey and their house guest, Mr. Cundiss. Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals and Mrs. Thurman W. Arnold were among other officials present with the Assistant Secre tary of State and Mrs. Adolf A. Berle, jr„ from the Little Cabinet circle. Also from official circles were the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Mr. Marriner S. Eccles. Lt. Gen. William S. Knud sen, director of production for the War Department and the Chairman of the Maritime Commission and Mrs. Emory Scott Land. Admiral Adolphus Andrews was among those from the United States fighting forces who attended the dinner, others including Col. and, Mrs. Howard N. Rusk, Comdr. and Mrs. Ford Brown. Capt. and Mrs. Harold J. Coolidge. and Maj. Gus King. Also among Mrs. McLean's guests were former Senator and Mrs. Hiram Bingham, former United States Ambassador Robert Woods Bliss, former Attorney General and Mrs. Homer S. Cummings, Miss Nannie Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Victor du Pont, former United States Ambassador Joseph C. Grew, Mrs. Franklin Mott Gunther, w'idow7 of former United States Minister; for- j mer Governor and Mrs. O. Max Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruce Howe, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hender son, Dr. and Mrs. Kurt Hetzel, Miss Laura Harlan, Mr. Clyde M. Her ring. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kaier, Dr. Hans Kindler, Mr. William Jen kins, Mrs. James M. Landis, Mrs. William Murphy, Dr. Esther Richards, former United States Minister and Mrs. Frederick A. Sterling, Col. and Mrs. Curt C. Schiffeler, Mr. and Mrs. George Sloan, Mr. and Mrs. Rene de Marees van Swinderen, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waldrop. The late afternoon party which the Social Committee of the Wom an’s Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra arranged in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Melchior was given in the Sulgrave Club. Mrs. Robert Le Fevre. chairman of the Social Committee, received the guests standing at the head of the stairs. She was assisted by Mrs. Ralph A; Bard, wife of the Assist ant Secretary of the Navy, who is herself a composer of ability. Next in the short line was Mrs. Melchior, small and dainty in her street length frock of black with small figures brocaded in gold. With this she wore a black ostrich tip in her hair and a necklace and clip of antique gold. Beside her stood Mary Howe, composer-pianist who is chairman of the Woman's Committee, and at the end of the line Mr. Melchior, whose tall and ample figure, so nec essary in Wagnerian roles, towered above the others. Mrs. Le Fevre was dressed in a soft blue and silver; blouse with a black skirt making a marked contrast to the costume of her daughter. Mrs. Smith, wife of Lt. William Smith now in England, who wras dressed in red. Mrs. Smith has joined her parents until her husband’s return and was with them yesterday. Mrs. Bard wore black, the bodice having a deep yoke of crystal dotted blue and her small black hat having a pink rose in front. Mrs. Howe was all in brown. Guests, including diplomats, offi cials and leaders in the work of j the maintenance of the local or-j chestra, began to arrive before 6 o'clock and promptly at 7, large numbers of them showing no signs of leaving, lights were dimmed and some put entirely out. Then there was a very general move toward the stairway and the exit. Luncheon Hostess Mrs. Virginia Armistead Nelson entertained at luncheon Thursday In honor of Mrs. Llewellyn N. Ed wards, with other guests including Lady Venning, wife of Sir Walter Venning: Mrs. Josephus Daniels.! jr.: Mrs. Frank R Keefer. Mrs William A Disque. Irena Skariatina.j Russian war correspondent and novelist; Mrs. James W. Irwin. Mrs. Victoria Faber Stevenson, Mrs Brainerd Chaney of Nashville. Mrs.) William S. Nuessle of Chicago and Mrs. Charles J. Nager. Music Guild Fete The Soviet Ambassador and Mme. Gromyko have loaned their Em-! bassy for a tea Wednesday after noon which the Chamber Music Guild will give at 4:30 o’clock. By the Way— -Beth Blaine To know just how much of a hit the Officers’ Service Club at 1120 Vermont avenue makes with the officers of our United Nations, you have only to glance at the club's bulletin boaird. You'll find letters from all over the world—and such grateful let ters, telling how much the men enjoyed the club's parties while they were in Washington, how they appreciated the housing service which found them rooms, where the family could come, too, for that precious leave, and how much they enjoyed those Sun day afternoon tea dances ara especially the times when every one gathered round the piano tafter the dance orchestra had left) and listened to Miss Ge neva Daniel play . . . And if you’ve ever heard Miss Daniel play the piano you'll see just why the men don't forget her. a tau. sienaer, ciarK-eyea young woman with prematurely gray hair Miss Daniel is friendly and charming and very talented. A native of Iowa, she studied music at Drake University, and came to Washington two years ago to work as a research analyst for one of the local loan and in surance corporations. Being young and energetic a full-time job by day wasn't enough for Miss Daniel, so she volunteered her services to the American Woman's Voluntary Services, who | put her to work selling War Bonds at one of the local War Bond booths. And she did a good job, i too. Then she heard about the Officer’s Service Club and with a mere handful of AWVS workers j she volunteered to serve as host ess for their parties. This, re member, was back in November 1942 when the Officers’ Service Club first opened and there were at that first party about 15 men and about four hostesses. Now in 1944 you’ll find the parties grown to 150 or 200 men and needless to say, a good many more host esses. And don’t think for one minute that the success of these parties isn’t due in great part to Miss Geneva Daniel! Miss Daniel serves as assistant to Mrs. Hugh Casey (who is chairman of all the hostesses at the Officers’ Club) and helps ar range the club’s special parties, \ too—and very recently she has organized her AWVS hostesses into a surgical dressing group which goes every Wednesday night to make dressings for the Red Cross at the Walsh House. These same young women go to Walter Reed Hospital eveiy other week, too, and act as hostesses for a party for the servicemen | there, and then Miss Daniel goes to the Stage Door Canteen, j where she serves as one of the regular weekly hostesses. She plays popular music by ear and classical music like a pro fessional. She likes to sing, too, and she loves to see the men having a good time at the parties she plans. The thing that prob- ‘ ably made her happiest about any of the parties, she told us, was j the time the young wounded officer came in limping, and end ed up by jitterbugging with some of the pretty hostesses. “It's like a cure, this club” he told Miss 1 Daniel. “You throw away your crutch as you go out!” OASIAN ARTS CHINESE SCREENS. JEWELRY. SILKS. FURNITURE. LAMES. Etc. 1518 CONN. AVE. TEL DU. 4535 MISS LORRAINE THOMPSON. The engagement of Miss Thompson to Musician (Third Class) Robert L. Sithens, U. S. N., is announced by her mother, Mrs. Ervin S. Thomp son. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mrs. Sarah R. Sithens and the late Mr. Charles H. Sithens. Envoys Patrons Eor Recital Latin American Ambassadors and their wives are among the patrons and patronesses for the recital which Jose and Narciso Figueroa will give tomorrow evening. The musicians from Puerto Rico will play in the Congressional room of the Hotel Statler under the patron age of 18 of the Ambassadors from the republics south of the United States. The Figueroa brothers are gifted violinist and pianist and will play sonatas written for the two instru ments as well as solos. At Home Here After Wedding Pvt. and Mrs. Jack A. Kaminski are making their home at 1836 Con necticut avenue since returning from the trip following their marriage February 24. Mrs. Kaminski is the former Miss Travis M. Slaver, daughter of Mrs. T. H. Slaver of Davis, Okla., and the late Mr. Slaver. Her mother, who has been visiting here for some weeks, escorted her to the altar in the Calvary Baptist Church and gave her in marriage. The Rev. Edwin H. Tuller, associate pastor of the church, officiated, using the dou ble ring ceremony. Pvt. Kaminski is stationed at Fort George G Meade with the Quarter master Corps. Hosts at Supper Mr. and Mrs. Lee Amann enter-^ tained at a buffet supper last eve ning in honor of Miss Alma Mitchell, editor of Special Libraries, who is here from New Jersey and is the house gueat- of Mrs. Catherine Schmidt. Tansill Will Speak The professor of American diplo matic history at Georgetown and Fordham Universities, Dr. Charles Tansill, will discuss "The United States and Russia” at a luncheon meeting of^, the Zonta Club at 1 p.m. Wedrfesday at the YWCA. Goes to Devon Miss Lelia M. Peasley Ls the guest at Valley Forge Farm. Devon, Pa., of Mr. and Mrs. Moncure Biddle. /\I/a\v Seubert Weds Army Officer Of much interest in Army circles j was the wedding Saturday of Col. Edwin B. Broadhurst, U. S A. air officer. War Department general staff, to Miss Viola Seubert, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs H. J. Seubert of .Cottonwood, Idaho. I The ceremony took place at 6:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shroud, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom, with the Rev. Joseph Moran and Dr. Robert J. Slavin officiating. A small reception fol lowed. l"he bride was escorted by Maj. Lewis G. Wells, and the best man was Mr. Jack Broadhurst. brother of the bridegroom, who came with his wdfe from their home in Smith field. N. C. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Taylor, brother-in-law and sister of the bridegroom, also were present at the ceremony. The bride wore a pale green wool suit with brown accessories and a corsage of white orchids. She had no attendants. Col Broadhurst is the son of Mrs. J. J. Broadhurst and the late Mr. Broadhurst of Smithfield. He is a graduate of West Point, and met his bride in Colorado Springs, where he was stationed before coming to this city. After a short trip Col. and Mrs. Broadhurst will make their home at Dorchester House. Suburban Notes Of Social Interest Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Seidel of Takoma Park have as their guests for several days their niece, Ensign Catherine Schmoll, U. S. N. R„ who has completed her advanced train ing at Mount Holyoke, and their son, Dr. David Seidel, who is at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. Ensign Schmoll is well known in Takoma Park, having stayed with her aunt and uncle a great deal while attending the University of Maryland. She was president of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority while at the university and during her senior year was women's represent ative on the Student Council. En | sign Schmoll is en route to the West Coast. Miss Charlotte Holt of Takoma Park is spending two weeks in Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. John Page has come from Orlando. Fla., and is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Yost of Silver Spring, while her husband is overseas. Miss Sinclair A Recent Bride Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sinclair of Gainesville, Va„ announce the mar riage of their daughter, Miss Kathryn Easter Sinclair, to Avia tion Student George Lacy Daniels, son of Mrs. George L. Daniels of Norfolk aid the late Mr. Daniels. The wedding took place Febru ary 12 in Cleveland in the First Methodist Church, the Rev. J. W. Flynn officiating at the double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels are making their home in Cleveland. Mrs. Oftedal Leaves For Florida Visit The Second Secretary of the Nor wegian Embassy, Mr. Torftnn Ofte dal, has left to join Mrs- Oftedal, who is spending a month in Coconut Grove, Fla. Mr. Oftedal will return to Wash ington at the end of next week. Mrs. Oftedal, who is the former Miss Gloria Grosvenor, is staying at the winter home of her father and mother. Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gros ivenor of Bethesda. Myrus, the man with the X-ray eyes, is now performing his prodigious feats of mental telepathy in the Embassy Room ... at Dinner and Supper every night except Sunday... and for dancing... NAT BRAND WYNNI and his orchestra. On the Veranda ... Cal Gilford and his orchestra ... for cock tail dancing every afternoon except Sunday . . . and alter nating with Nat Brandwynne for Supper Dancing in the Embassy Room. HOTEL STATLER Fr«d G. K«nny, Manager • • • BY MANHATTAN Vhether linens or wearing apparel, Manhattan laundering methods give added heautv . . . Even under the difficulties of wartime operation Manhattan is upholding its 39-year reputation for quality laundering . .. is giving good wartime quality and service to its thousands of customers. Telephone DUpont 1111 DRIVE-IN SERVICE Washington: 1326 to 13 16 I lorirla Avr.. N.W . Arlington: 2330 (lolnmhia Pike at S. Adams St. Fine Dry Cleaning, Too! Convalescents Visit Capitol Lt. Katherine Byron, former mem ber of the House of Representa tives from Maryland and head of the Ferry Command of the American Women's Hospitals Reserve Corps, ferried 16 convalescent officers of the Army and Navy to the Capitol Friday in the "little journeys” pro gram which has been arranged to show the high spots of Government and historic interest to convalescent invalids of the services. The Speaker of the House, Repre sentative Sam Rayburn, welcomed the visitors and other members of Congress gathered about to give cordial greeting to the guests. In addition to visiting the House the men attended a session of that body and were entertained at luncheon in the House dining room. Ferry drivers assisting Lt. Byron Were Lt. Corinne Phelps, Lt. Ethel Gearhart and Mrs. P. Y K. Howat. Tea and Shower For Miss Hampton Miss Betty Lee Hoppe enter tained yesterday in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hoppe, at an attractively arranged tea and shower in compliment to Miss June Hampton, whose mar riage to Ensign Raymond J. Dooley, U. N. R„ will take place this month. The guests included Miss Barbara Fehr, Miss Margaret Spencer, Mis. Mary Jane Humphries, Miss Mary McAllister. Miss Stephanie Kirekes, Miss Carmel Pirro, Miss Helen Gil liaert, Miss Helen McNicol, Miss Virginia Echenrode, Miss Patricia Lipine, Miss Lucy Medone, Miss Mary Jane Cullinine, Miss Ruth Von Bramer, Miss Margaret Mc Ginn, Miss Teresa McQuillan, Miss Eileen Murphy. Miss Dorothy Witt, Miss Doris Murphy, Miss Betty Quirk and Miss Margaret Rydeen. Miss Hogg Wed To Mr. Hastings The marriage of Miss Julia Heyl Hogg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hogg of Foxcroft, Broomall, Pa., to Mr. Cleveland Nelson Hast ings, son of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Hastings of Bridgeville, Del., took place March 4 in St. George’s Epis copal Church in Ardmore, Pa., and was followed by a small reception at the home of the bride's parents. The bride’s uncle, the Rev. J. H. A. Bomberger, rector of the Chapel of the Mediator in Philadelphia, offi ciated at the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Frederick E. Seymour, rec tor of St. George’s. The Rev. Mr. Bomberger formerly was assistant to the late Rev. Dr. ZeBarney Phil lips of Epiphany Church. Miss Mary Heath Hogg was maid of honor for her sister, and Sergt. William N. Hastings, jr„ A. U. S., served as best man for his brother. En Route to Coast Lt. Col. and Mrs. Robert Hugh Williams have left for the West Coast, where they will spend a short time with Col. and Mrs. Robert Denig, before moving into | the house which they will occupy [While Col. Williams is on duty in j California. MRS. LAWRENCE DEAN, Jr. Before her marriage she was Miss Betty Burgess, daughter of Mrs. Edith Burgess. Mr. Dean, who is in the Navy, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean of this city. He and his bride are living at 119 Thirteenth street S.E., and the former will return shortly to his duties at Camp Parks at San Francisco. —Harris-Ewing Photo. Mount Holyoke Club Meets March 22 The Mount Holyoke Club will meet at 8 p.m. March 22, at the National Cathedral School for Girls, Woodley road and Wisconsin ave nue, N.W. Miss Mary Hornaday, Washing ton correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor, will speak on ‘‘Topics in the News.” A report on the regional conference held in New York February 26 will be made by Mrs. Harold D. Krafft, former pres ident of the club. Hostess will be Miss Mabel Bas com Turner. Author Will Speak At Club Luncheon Dr. A. Powell Davis, well-known analyst of international problems, will speak at a luncheon meeting of the Chevy Chase Women’s Club at noon Wednesday. Born and educated in England, the speaker is the author of “Amer ican Destiny” and has contributed many articles on global affairs to magazines. Invocation will be given by Dr. Clifford E. Richmond of the Chevy Chase Methodist Church and Mrs. James B. Petterson will entertain with violin selections. Wellesley Club Lady Sansom. wife of Sir George Sansom, KCMG, will speak on “War Experiences in Singapore," at a meeting of the Wellesley Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA. Reports on the regional council of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association in New York City March 10 will be made by the District dele gates, Mrs. A. Nelson Sayre, Mrs. Lowell McElroy and Mrs. John Gregg. Reservations for the supper are being received my Mrs. Henry Bray. Advisory Group For 6 USO Clubs Of YWCA Named An Advisory Committee to the operating committees of the six local j USO clubs of the YWCA have been! organized. The committee, under chairman ship of Mrs. Wilson Compton, is J composed of a group of women who for several years have been assist ing USO officials. They include Mrs. Henry A. Wal lace, Lady Halifax, wife of the. Am bassador of Great Britain: Mrs. Harlan Fiske. Mrs. Francis B Sayre. Mrs. Arthur Vandenberg, Mrs. Robert Taft, Mrs. Luke Wilson. Miss Edith Williams, Mrs. A. C. Oliphant. Mrs. Mae S. Thompson, Miss Elsa Petersen and Mrs. L. Corrin Strong. Symposium Slated On Postwar Outlook A symposium on ‘The Postwar World-’ will be presented at a din ner meeting of the Women's Na tional Press Club at 7 p.m. tomor row at the Willard Hotel. Yugoslavia will be represented by Dr. Vladimir Rybar, Counselor of the Embassy; India, by T. A. Raman, a member of the govern ment of India information service and former London correspondent of the Hindustan Times: Norway, by Frederick Haslund, chief of the bureau of the Royal Norwegian De partment of Commerce, and Po land. by Wladislaw Besterman, ; press attache at the Polish Em bassy. Jewish Unit to Mark 150th Anniversary The 50th anniversary of the Washington section of the National i Council of Jewish Women will be [Celebrated at a luncheon at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Jewish Community Center, Dr. Paul Douglass, president of American University, will speak. The council is now planning post war assistance in occupied countries. Alumnae to Meet Augusta^Clawson of the Office of Education will be guest speaker at | a luncheon meeting of the District branch, Associated Alumnae of Vassar College, at 12:30 p.m. Wed nesday at the K street YWCA. She is a special agent for training women in war production. Mrs. John P. Dawson is chair man in charge of arrangements. St. Paul’s Guild Plans Benefit on St. Patrick’s Day A complete ready-to-cook chicken dinner will be a prize awarded at a St. Patrick's Day party to be given by the St. Paul’s Academy Oulld Friday evening. The affair is for the purpose of raising funds to equip a gymnasium which will be built in the original St. Paul’s building. 2115 Fifteenth street N.W. The ground floor will be used as a parish center. The guild has already raised $2,000 to ward this fund. Other prizes, in cluding cash, will be donated. Mrs. Herbert C Malone is in charge of arrangements. Room mothers of the fourth and fifth grades and Mrs. William T. Blesel and Mrs. Stroud will assist. Mrs. Mildred S. Percy, director of vocational guidance .and placement, will be guest speaker at a meeting of the St. Paul's Academy Study Circle at 8 p.m. Monday in the Catholic Charities Building, 1441 Rhode Island avenue N.W. The circle has been meeting since the latter part of November to discuss problems of the adolescent child. Experts on the subject have address ed the assemblage and assisted by answering questions. Lejins Will Speak Wednesday at YWCA "Russia. Poland and Baltic States” will be discussed by Peter F. Lejins of the University of Mary land at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA. This is one of a series of lectures on "Trends in Europe” be ing sponsored by the YWCA's Pub lic Affairs Committee. Supper will be served for the Xenos Club at 6 p.m. Square dancing will be held at 8:30 pm. Credit Women To Present Clock A traveling clock will be presented to Miss 'Alice White, former record ing secretary of the Credit Women’s Breakfast Club, as a "going-away gift,” at a club meeting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Willard Hotel. Miss White is Joining the American Red Cross and leaving for duty as secretary in an overseas hospital. A discussion of "Cashing Bank Checks” will be led by Miss Gussie Hanlein. Corde is the smart woman's choice for attractive ac cessories. 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