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Numerous Parties Are Given
By Diplomats Over Week End Diplomats are taking a leading role in the entertaining over this week end, the Netherlands Ambassador, Dr. Alexander Loudon, being host at an early evening buffet supper at 6 o’clock today; the Argentine Ambassador, Dr. Adrian C. Escobar, a luncheon host yesterday, and the Swedish Minister and Mme. Bostrom planning a party tomorrow aiter noon. Today it looks as though all three entertainments will have to be given without a hostess as Mme. Loudon and her infant son have not yet returned to the Embassy, the Argentine Ambassador has no hostess and Mme. Bostrom is ill. By tomorrow, however, Mme. Bostrom may have recovered sufficiently to be hostess at her party. Hie Netherlands Ambassador will entertain about 200 guests this evening in the Embassy on Fifteenth street, which was built by his gov ernment some years ago when the diplomatic mission was a legation. Since the war the Ambassador and Mme. Loudon have given up their living quarters in the legation to offices for members of the staff and those of their numerous missions here and have moved into the house at 2209 Wyoming avenue. The Am bassador's guests have been invited to meet Comdr. Corydon M. Wassell, Medical Corps, U. S. N., who was the inspiration for the motion picture, "The Story of Dr. Wassell,” which will have its premiere this evening in Constitution Hall. Proceeds from the first showing of the film will be added to the D. C. Navy League's drive for Navy Red Cross funds. Dr. Wassell holds the Navy Cross awarded for his courageous work in the evacuation of Java by the United Nations. Sharing honors with Dr. Wassell at the Embassy this evening will be the producer of the picture, Mr. Cecil B. De Mille, and Mrs. De Mille, who yesterday afternoon were the guests of honor of Lt. Col. Hal Roach, Air Transport Command, formerly a motion picture producer. The Argentine Ambassador’s party yesterday was in compliment to the recently arrived Air Attache of the Embassy, Lt. Col. Carlos Manni, and others at the luncheon we»e mem bers of the Embassy staff and their wives. The Swedish Minister and Mme. Bostrom have invited their guests tomorrow afternoon to meet the famous Swedish actress, Signe Hasso, who was the guest in whose honor they entertained several years ago, when she was playing the stellar role in “Golden Wings.” Miss Hasso came to Washington to at tend the premiere tonight of the picture in which she plays a lead ing part. Dr. Wassell was entertained at luncheon yesterday in the Speaker’s dining room at the Capitol, when the members of the Arkansas dele gation in Congress were his hosts. The Vice President, Mr. Henry A. Wallace, was the ranking guest and Senator John L. McClintic acted as host, as the senior member of the Senate from that State is Senator Hattie W. Caraway, and the party was only for men. Miss Ann Mitchell Engaged to Wed Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Mitchell of Long Island and Washington an nounced yesterday in their home here the engagement of their daughter, Miss Ann Jordan Mitchell, to Mr. John Mackenzie, jr.t of Den ver and Washington. Miss Mitchell attended the Green Vale and Chapin Schools and was graduated from Chatham Hall. She was presented to society in the Cap ital this season and at the Junior Assemblies in New York. Mr. Mackenzie is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover; Yale University and Yale law school. He at present is in the Division of Lib erated Areas of the State Depart ment. The wedding will take place June 10 in Washington. Daughter Home From College Lt. Col. and Mrs. Henry Parsons Erwin have been joined for Easter by their daughter, Miss Eileen Erwin, who came from Bryn Mawr, where she recently recovered from measles. Their other daughter, Miss Hope Erwin, has been quarantined at Madeira School with measles. Miss Monica Gaillard, a cousin of the Misses Erwin, who also attends Madeira School, has gone to New York wifh her mother, Mrs. David St. P. Gaillard, for a few days dur ing her Easter vacation. Wed Thursday In New York Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Georgia Shat tuck, daughter of Col. Edward S. Shattuck of Washington and Mrs. Marie Shattuck of Los Angeles, to Mr. Marshall Beard of New York, the ceremony taking place Thurs day at the Little Chinch Around the Corner in New York. The bride, who was given in mar riage by her father, wore a bouffant gown of white mousseline de soie and satin, with a finger-tip veil. She was attended by her sister, Miss Betty Shattuck, as maid of honor, and Mr. Jerry Mapes was best man. Miss Holmes T o Marry Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Holmes of Rochester, N. Y., announce the en gagement of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Booth Holmes, to Lt. Henry Ferris Nichol, son of Mr. A. Ferris Nichol of Wilmington, N. C. Miss Holmes, who is a graduate of Connecticut College, now makes her home in Washington, where Lt. Nichol also is living while on duty here. He is a graduate of David son College. The wedding will take place April 15 in St. John’s Episcopal Church. -(— Home From Resort Miss Emma Plugge and her sister, Mrs. O. H. Chamberlain, both of Washington, with their other sis ters, Mrs. J. S. West of Philadelphia and Mrs. R. S. Tower of Asheville, N. C., have retamed to their re spective homes after spending some time in St. Petersburg, Fla. Infant Christened The Rev. John K. Cartwright offi ciated at the christening of William Mansfield Simpson, infant son of Maj. and Mrs. Arthur Lorenzo Simp son, which took place at the Church of the Immiculate Conception. Mrs. Merlin Tippett was godmother and Mr. Leo G. Hessler, godfather, for the child, who was bom February 16. MRS. L. L. GREEN. Mrs. Charles J. Crouse an nounces the marriage of his daughter, Miss Jean Crouse, to Platoon Sergt. L. L. Green, U. S. M. C., which took place recently in the parsonage of the Methodist Church in Ar lington, the Rev. Harry P. Baker officiating. t. ■ Ensign Sweeney Weds Miss Govan Our Lady of Victory Church was the scene of the wedding March 25 of Miss Patricia A. Govan, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Govan, and Ensign Edward A. Sweeney, U. S. M. S. The Rev. Charles W. Endres officiated at the ceremony and read the nuptial mass which followed. The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore a white satin wedding gown made with inserts of lace and a finger tip veil. Her bouquet was of white roses and her only ornament was a strand of pearls, a gilt from the bfidegroom. Miss Dorothy Newby was the maid of honor, wearing a dusty rose lace gown, and the bridesmaid, Miss Martha Rose Kingsbury, was in aqua-color lace. Mr. Charles Tay lor was the best man and Mr. Fran cis A. Govan, brother of the bride, served as usher. Petworth Women To Hear Baptist Delegate to Italy The former representative in Italy of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Conven tion, Mrs. William D. Moore, will be guest speaker at a luncheon meet ing of the Petworth Women’s Club at noon Tuesday at the Petworth Methodist Church, Grant Circle N.W. Announcement has been made by the club’s Red Cross production unit, which meets from 10 an. to 3 pun. Tuesdays, that recently 219 sewed and 104 knitted garments were turned in. A number of prop erty bags for soldiers leaving on overseas duty have been made and club workers are credited with 2,000 hours for February. Persons wish ing to help in this production proj ect are welcome to attend. New Class Starts Mrs. Parker W. West will start a new class in home nursing Monday morning from 10 to 12 o’clock, which will be held Monday and Thursday morning for six weeks, at the Walsh House. Lyman Colony to Meet The Phyllis Lyman Colony, Na tional Society of New England Women, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. George L. Palmer, 818 Upshur street N.W. Republican Women To Hold Election Election of officers will be held by the League of Republican Women at 2:30 pm. Monday fol lowing a board meting at the club house. Mrs. Daniel A. Reed, chairman of the Nominating Committee, will be in charge. Thrf retiring president, Mrs. Edward E. Gann, will report on the National Federation of Women’s Republican qiubs and on the recent meeting of the Federa tion’s Advisory Board in Washing ton. Other reports will be given by committee chairmen. Mrs. Gann will be honored at a testimonial . luncheon Tuesday at the Mayflower Hotel. Dorothy Schafjter Will Address Connecticut Group Dr. Dorothy Schatlter, new presi dent of Connecticut College and former professor of political science at Vassar, will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Connecticut Col lege Alumnae Club at 8:30 pm. April 14 at the home of Mrs. Charles B. King, 3033 Woodland drive N.W. A native of Iowa and a graduate and former member of the faculty of the University of Iowa, Dr. Schaflter is an authority on hous ing and has made contributions in service and research to that field. Mrs. King is in charge of reserva tions for the meeting. A Ipha Gamma Delta ■ To Hold Reunion The annual international reunion 1 banquet of Alpha Gamma Delta ' Sorority will be held the evening 1 of April 13. Mrs. C. M. Jansky, Jr., president, will be hostess. Mrs. Milton James will present the program which will be a pres entation of the progress of the philanthropic projects of the alum nae; a history of the sorority’s growth and development of under graduate chapters. Marriage Announced Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Wrenn announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Marie A. Wrenn, to Aviation Machinist’s Mate Louis T. Spears, U. S. N., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Spears of Conway, Ark. The wedding took place March 25 in the chapel at the Navy base at Jacksonville, Chaplain John T. O’Neil officiating. MISS DOROTHY JANE GOLDMAN. She will wed Mr. Arthur Sidney Gellmna, V. S. A., son of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Gell man.~ The engagement re cently was announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goldman. —Anton Photo. Pen Women Plan Final Meeting of Season Tuesday The final meeting this season of ;he Executive Board of the National League of American Pen Women will be held at 10:30 am. Tuesday it the Willard Hotel. Reports will >e given and plans completed for ;he business conference to be held *pril 20 at the Willard, at which ;ime prizes will be awarded. A tea for new officers will be held ^pril 30 at the District League’s itudio, 1851 Columbia road N.W. Three candidates for the office >f national president will be voted >n in the elections to be held this 'ear by mail. The successful candl late will be installed with other lewly elected officers at the tea m April 30. DAR Committee Will Send Seeds 4 To War Hospitals A War Service Gardens Com mittee has been organized by the Daughters of the American Revo lution for the purpose of providing flowers from home to sick and wounded servicemen In the South Pacific and other parts of the world. While it is Impossible to send fresh cut flowers to these distant places, flower seeds in small packets are sent to hospitals, where they are distributed to convalescents, who, while cultivating the flowers, regain their health. According to an announcement by Mrs. William H. Pouch, presi dent general, the project was con ceived by Mrs. Albert D. Gilmore of Yonkers, N. Y., who has since been appointed chairman of the War Service Gardens Committee. Plan Already Under Way. Seeds already have been collected from all parts of the United States and sent by first-class mail to the hospitals: Many of the seeds are sent from the men’s own home gar dens or from gardens in their home town-. Already, according to word from the Pacific, morning glories, pansies, poppies, asters, nasturtiums and a dozen other well-known flow ers are growing In tropical settings, reminding the men of their gardens back home. Mrs. Gilmore received her Idea of “flowers from home” in a letter from a nephew who wrote from his hospital base on a tropical island. He told of having placed a few Sorning glory seeds in the pocket a shirt which later went to the laundry with the seeds still In the pocket. When the shirt came back, the young man thought he’d plant the seeds as an experiment to see If they would grow. The flowers grew to mammoth size, according to Mrs. Gilmore. "The gardens are helping restore servicemen to health,” she said. "They put something of love end beaqty back into their shattered lives.” Miss Emeline A. Street, national chairman of the DAR Conservation Committee reports that DAR mem bers are participating in the “Flow ers from Home” idea to a great de gree. That is why it has become necessary to limit each member to one packet of seeds. Letters of appreciation have already been re ceived from soldiers and marines. Officers of the Medical Corps are loud in their praise of the project, declaring they hope to see flower gardens blooming not only around the 8outh Pacific hospitals but at Army posts, dispensaries and other places where the wounded and sick are fighting their way back to health. Kappa Beta Pi Session To Hear Miss Blake Miss Katherine Blake, who has served as an overseas camp direc tor of the American Red Cross in the Middle East, will be guest speaker at a meeting of Eta Alum nae Chapter, Kappa Beta Pi Inter national Legal Sorority, at 8 pm. Tuesday at the Mayflower Hotel. Woodridge Club "An Interpretation of Soviet Rus sia” will be given by Dr. W. M. Gewehr at the annual spring lunch eon of the Woodridge Book Club at 12:30 pm. Tuesday at the K street YWCA. The program will Include Urt Catherine Wright as guest soloist. ASIAN ARTS CHINESB SCREENS. JEWELRY. SILKS, FURNITURE. LAMPS. Bu. 1518 CONN. AVE. TEL DU. 4535 Keep on Buying More and More War Bonds Victory Booth, First Floor; All Service Desks (except the First Floor), WOODWARD Store Hours 9:30 to 6 j Thursdays 12:30 to 9 I / You might weor o big, beau tiful bow-and-flower pin of hand-wrought Sterling Sil ver -$27.60 And the engaging new ear rings that slip on over your ears. Pair_ _$15.60 Or, if you like the rich look of glowing mock jewels, pin on a bow of gold-colored Sterling Silver_$24 Twinkling make-believe jewels for your ears ... to match the pin's central stone. Pair_$8.34 Or let your pin be the soft oi-moonlight gleam of Sterling Silver, gold-colored with pretended diamonds and simulated moonstones, $30 I All prices include 20% tax W&L—Costume Jewelry, Aisles 5 and 7, First Floor. ~ % 4 WOODWARD & 10th, 11th, F and G Streets Phone District 5300 Easter "Sets a Beautiful Table" and sets, thereby, a charming example for all your spring and summertime meals Woodward & Lothrop has set a festive series of Easter tables to inspire you. Perhaps they will suggest new ways to use pieces you already possess . . . perhaps they will guide your choice of china, glassware, linens or silver that you may need ... and, if you have a wedding gift in mind, here are sugges tions a-plenty, slated-for-shining-success. Our China and Glassware Aisle, on the Fifth Floor, displays eight ways to entertain on Easter . . . including even an Alice in Wonder land tea party table and an after-dinner coffee grouping. 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