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Mrs. Roosevelt Is Tea Hostess
Following Fashion Luncheon
Mrs. Roosevelt had a crowded program yesterday and taking time
out from her more official activities she spent a couple of hours at the
Stage Door Canteen where she attended a benefit fashion luncheon.
The President's wife went from the canteen, which is just across the street
from the White House, back to the Executive Mansion, in time to enter
tain at tea in compliment to the President-elect of Costa Rica and
Senora de Picado.
Other guests at the tea were members of the President-elect's
entourage, including the Minister-designate of War, Senor Licenciado
Rene Picado. and Senora de Picado; the Director of the Government,
Senor Lie. Fernando Soto Harrison, and Senora de Harrison; the Director
of the National Bank. Senor Dr. Julio Pena, and the son of the Presi
dent-elect, Senor Don Teodoro Picado, jr.
Among others were the Ambassador of Costa Rica and Senora dc
Escalante, Mrs. Cordell Hull, wife of the Secretary of State: Senator
and Mrs. Tom Connally, Representative Sol Bloom, Mrs. Edward R.
Stettinius, wife of the Undersecretary of State; the chairman of the
American Red Cross. Mr. Norman Davis; the Co-ordinator of Inter
American Affairs and Mrs. Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mr. Laurence
Duggan, adviser on political affairs of the State Department, and Mrs.
Accompanied to the fashion
luncheon at the Stage Door Canteen
by her daughter, Mrs. John Boet
tiger; the White House social sec
retary, Mrs. James M. Helm, and
her personal secretary, Mrs. Mal
vina C. Thompson, Mrs. Roosevelt
occupied the place of honor at a
table arranged only a few feet from
the center of the stage, and her
becoming costume vied with those
modeled by the attractive young
maids and matrons in Capital so
ciety. It was a neatly tailored Suit
of terra-cotta wool, worn with a
small hat trimmed in brown which
matched her blouse and sable scarf.
Mrs. Boettiger’s costume was sim
ilar to her mother’s, her brown suit
worn with a flame-color blouse
which matched the tiny toque on
her blond hair. A beautiful gown
donated by a famous designer was
awarded to Mrs. Boettiger, whose
name was drawn from several hun
The other smartly gowned women
in the audience yesterday included
Mrs. Henry A. Wallace, wife of the
Vice President, who wore a gray
flannel suit with a tailored blouse
and a green scarf tied in ascot
fashion which matched the trim
ming on her small black baku straw
The Secretary of Labor, Miss
Frances Perkins; Mrs. Owen J.
Roberts, wife of the associate jus
tice, and Mrs. Paul V. McNutt, wife
of the Federal security adminis
trator, also were in the large com
pany of prominent women who at
tended the fashion luncheon.
The former Miss Eleanore
Potts, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. Potts of Arlington,
is the bride of Capt. Hanley,
V. S. A., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy J. Hanley of Fall
River, Mass. Their marriage
took place in the chapel at
the Army War College, Chap
lain Austin B. Hanna officiat
ing. The couple now resides
at 1100 North Lexington
street, Westover Hills, Arling
ton.—Harris & Ewing Photo.
1 Saturday
J 1P.M.
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Recent Weddings
Are Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Burchell
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Margaret Henrietta
Burchell, to Ensign Chester C.
Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward L. Montgomery of Vienna.
Va. The wedding took place Mon
day morning, April 17, in the chapel
of St. Michael's Church at Pensa
cola, the Rev. Father Cusick officiat
The bride has joined her parents
here until Ensign Montgomery re
ceives his new assignment. He now
is on duty at Pensacola.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Gregory Allen
have returned from their wedding
trip and are making their home in
Arlington. Mr. and Mrs. Allen, the
latter formerly Miss Annette Gibbs,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Gibbs, of Martin, Tenn., were mar
ried April 13 in the Clarendon Meth
odist Church. Mr. Allen is the son
erf Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Allen of
Miss Geneva L. Adams, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Adams
of South Arlington, is the recent
bride of Mr. George Cornelius Neil
son, U. S. N., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter R. Neilson of Milwaukee,
Their wedding took place April 8
at Foundry Methodist Church, the
Rev. Frederick Brown Harris offi
The bride was attended by Mrs.
Edward W. Mill as matron of honor
and Mr. Arnold J. Daley served as
best man for Mr. Neilson.
Word has been received here of
the marriage of Corpl. Howell Mon
tague Moss, son of Mr. Louis R?
Moss of Washington and Mrs.
Worthy Montague Moss of Fairfax
County, to Miss Frances Ashfield,
of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire,
England. The wedding took place
in the home of the bride, December
27. Corpl. Moss has been overseas
for more than a year.
Miss Ethel Sandquist and Mr.
Henry C. Scott of this city were
united in marriage in a ceremony
held at Union Methodist Church
April 9, Dr. Selwyn K. Cockrell,
pastor of the church, performing
the. ceremony.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her brother, Mr. Bertel
Sandquist of Stamford, Conn., was
attended by Miss Beryl Leigh, as
maid of honor. The bridesmaids
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To Be June Bride
—Bnchrach Photo.
Mrs. John J. Orr of Belle
Haven, Alexandria, announces
the engagement of her daughter,
Miss Patricia Orr, to Capt. John
Jarvis Butler IV, U. S. M. C., son
of Col. John Jarvis Butler III
and Mrs. Alice Butler of Alex
Miss Orr, who is the daughter
of the late Mr. Orr, will be grad
uated this spring from George
Washington University, where
she is a member of Pi Beta Phi
Fraternity. Capt. Butler, who at
tended the University of Virginia
until he ehtered the service, was
a member of Sigma Nu Frater
nity. He recently returned from
two years’ duty in the South Pa
cific and now is stationed at
Camp Lejeune, N. C.
The wedding will take place
June 24 at St. Paul’s Church in
Mr. and Mrs. Bertram K. Du
Bois announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Miss
Dorothy Jean Du Bois, to Lt.
James L. Diggins, A. A. F., son
of Mrs. Louis B. Diggins and
the late Mr. Diggins. No date
has been set for the wedding.
were Miss Irene Young of Exeter,
N. H., and Miss Edna Richard.
The bridegroom had his brother
Mr. Walter Scott as best man and
Mr. Charles Miller and Mr. Cecil
Gentry as ushers.
A short period of organ music pre
ceded the ceremony and Miss Elaine
Custer a friend of the bride sang
three solos.
. By the IVay—
Bet It Blaine.
“What is the therapeutic value of finger painting?” we asked
Miss Ruth Faison Shaw, author and lecturer on education and
psychology and the originator of Shaw Finger Paint.
It is, Miss Shaw feels, a primitive, simple and direct medium
for free artistic expression. It is absorbing entertainment which,
at the same time, is creative in producing beautiful results. It
makes use of waste materials. The cost of the necessary equipment
is so low that it is available to any one. It requires no special
talent for drawing, since there is no actual drawing, but rather a
series of movements that brings into play most of the muscles of
the body. Miss Shaw teaches first the importance of posture ... in
many cases the actual movement of certain muscles has helped
paralyzed and wounded servicemen to regain the use of affected
limbs. On the West Coast, Miss Shaw told us, a wonderful new
system has just been evolved by which men have been helped to
regain the use of damaged legs by using much the same method
as finger painting, only with their FEET instead of their hands.
Large papers with paints were spread on the floor and the men
soon were so interested that nearer and nearer they came to that
goal at the end of the paper, and soon they were taking four or
five steps alone and the damaged leg was moving along with the
good one.
Most of all, Miss Shaw feels, the value of handcrafts can bring
to tired, tense minds a definite release and relaxation. The men
become interested in what they’re doing—under Miss Shaw’s kind
and sympathetic guidance they soon are telling her some story of
home, of the things they’ve been through in the war—often, she
says, their problems show in the things they draw. Like the small
boy who did a picture which he called “The Jealous Tree." Later
Miss Shaw learned that the boy’s parents had been divorced and
had been battling over his custody for some time, so sub-consclously
he had drawn two trees ladened with fruit, each vying for the favor
of the child in the picture—each jealous of the other.
This afternoon the first meeting of the newly organized art
committee of the USO Staff Conference is being held, with Miss
Shaw as guest speaker. She’ll demonstrate, too, just how the finger
painting is done and will tell USO workers what she feels is the
value of all the handcraft skills in wartime and in a later postwar
world to come. It will be, we understand, much the same kind of
talk and demonstration that Miss Shaw has so successfully given
in USO workshops all over the United States.
Caroline Embry Names Bridesmaids;
Many Parties to Precede Wedding
One of the loveliest brides of the
season will be Miss Caroline Embry,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barton
Stone Embry, whose marriage to Lt.
Thomas Turner, U. S. N., will take
place May 20.
Miss Embry’s cousin, Miss Cath
erine Cowen, daughter of Col. and
Mrs. Edward Garrett Cowen of
Chevy Chase, will be the maid of
honor, and the bridesmaids will be
Miss Mimi Langer, daughter of
Senator and Mrs. William Langer of
North Dakota; Miss Emily Jones,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Henry
Jones; Miss Josephine Culbertson,
daughter of the former Ambassador
to Chile and Mrs. William S. Cub
bertson, who will come from Con
necticut College for the wedding;
Miss Elaine Trimble, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. South Trimble of
Chevy Chase; Miss Blanca Vargas,
daughter of the Counselor of the
Colombian Embassy and Senora de
Vargas, and Miss Barbara Hood,
daughter of Mrs. Charles H. McGee
of Memphis, Term., a former school
mate of Miss Embry at Sweet Briar
The young cousin and namesake
of the bride-elect, Caroline Cole
man, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. E.
Coleman of Birmingham, Ala., will
be the flower girl.
Parties Planned
Numerous prenuptial parties are
being planned for Miss Embry,
among them a tea to be given May
7 by Miss Florence Williams,
daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Charles
D. Williams, who, like Miss Embry,
is a member of Kappa Kappa
Gamma Sorority.
Miss Abby Willard, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Willard H
will entertain at a luncheon at the
Chevy Chase Club May 15 in com
pliment to the bride-to-be; Miss
Jane Lingo, daughter of Comdr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison Lingo, will
be hostess at a tea on May IS at
the Club of Colonial Dames, and
Miss Emily Jones, one of the brides
maids, with her cousin, Miss Ann
Guthrie, both of whom will finish
their year at Smith College on May
12, will be joint hostesses at a
luncheon at the Sulgrave Club
May 18.
Miss Vargas, another bridesmaid,
is planning to give a supper-dance
for Miss Embry and her fiance,
though the date will not be set
until it is certain when Lt. Turner
will arrive in the Capital. Col. and
Mrs. Cowen, uncle and aunt of
the future bride, will entertain at a
supper party following the wedding
rehearsal May 19, for the bridal
party and out-of-town guests.
Mrs. Edmund E. Pendleton was
hostess at a luncheon Wednesday,
entertaining at the Washington
Club in compliment to Miss Embry,
when others in the company were
Miss Cowen, Miss Trimble, Miss
Vargas, Miss Langer. Miss Willard,
Miss Lingo, Miss Jewel Davis,
daughter of Senator James J. Davis;
Mrs. Tazewell Shepard, Mrs. Cowen
and Mrs. Embry.
Plan Card Party
The Washington Chapter of the
Trinity College Alumnae Association
will hold a card party at 8 o’clock
tonight at the college, the affair
taking the place of the annual
supper dance, which has been can
celed because of the war. Mrs.
Hubert J. Treacy, jr., is general
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say of Takoma Park, daugh
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Livesay of Bluford, III., is the
bride of Mr. William Vogt of
Takoma Park, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Vogt of Davy, W,
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place recently at the Seventh
day Adventist Church in Ta
koma Park.
—Harris-Ewing Photo.
Two District Women
Get Silver Medallions
Mrs. Myrtle Thorpe Lee of 4711
River road N.W. and Mrs. Martin
E. Jansson, 3921 Morrison street
N.W., were among the nine women
in the Nation to receive'silver me
dallions in recognition of their out
standing work as volunteer leaders
of Camp Fire Girls.
Announcement was made at the
recent meeting of representatives
of the organization from the Middle
Atlantic States held in New York.
Mrs. Lee was recipient of the
award from District II and Mrs.
Jansson was awarded special rec
ognition as guardian of a Camp
Fire Girls’ group.
Dance Planned
Invitations to subscribe to a dance
tomorrow evening at the Washing
ton Club have been issued by the
committee in charge, which includes
Mr. Edgar Hamilton Funk, chair
man; Col. F. E. Johnston, Capt.
Ansel E. Talbert, Capt. Thomas J.
Jackson, Ensign John Monroe Coll,
Ensign John Jackson, Dr. Meade
Bolton MacBryde and Mr. L. Hay
good Browne.
Robbins Hosts
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Warbridge
Robbins entertained at dinner Wed
nesday evening at their home on
Vermont avenue. There were 20
guests and the occasion celebrated
the birthday anniversary of Mr.
Bride-Elect Feted
Miss Nancy Hopkins, whose; en*
gagement to Midshipman Paul E.
Rnoliman, U. S. N. R., recently was
announced, was the guest of honor
at a large bridge-luncheon given by
Mrs. Enno Paul Knollman of Be
D. C. Club Women
Will Make Study
Of Jail Conditions
A resolution that the Department
of Public Welfare, District Federa
tion of Women’s Clubs, study con
ditions at the District jail with a
view to improving the morale of the
inmates was passed yesterday at a
meeting of the federation.
Reports were given at the morn
ing session by Mrs. Lloyd O. Miller,
Mrs. W. O. Hancock, Mrs. I. B. Dod
son. Mrs. Gertrude S. MacKenzie,
Mrs. Le Roy Cotter and Mrs. Henry
F. Sawtelle.
Miss Clara Herbert, District li
brarian, was intro^pced in the after
noon session by Mrs. Stanley D. Vail,
president of the Excelsior Literary
Club. Coming from the Capitol
where the library budget for the
fiscal year was being presented, Miss
Herbert said that problems of de
linquency, rehabilitating servicemen
and excused Government workers,
and postwar employment are being
seriously considered by the library
staff. She told of needs for expand
ing so as tp increase the number of
branch libraries from 13 to approx
imately 30, with a large central li
brary serving as a “power house.”
Books on marriage are among the
most popular now, she continued,
declaring that other features of the
library, enjoyed particularly by sail
ors and soldiers, are the' music rec
ords which can be heard in the
listening rooms.
Tribute was paid Miss Herbert by
Mrs. Mary E. Downey, chairman of
the Library Extension Committee,
who also quoted an announcement
by Mrs. John L. Whitehurst that
the 1,600 women’s clubs in the Gen
eral Federation of Women’s Clubs
meeting in St. Louis had unani
mously voted to sponsor the equal
rights amendment to* the constitu
The program include^ a brief ad-!
! dress by the winner of the federa
tion’s nursing scholarship, Miss
Selma Tatum, now studying at
Catholic University in preparation
for work at Providence Hospital.
Members were urged by Mrs.
Josephine A. Rich to read and in
form themselves about India, as a
subject of importance at this time.
In the absence of Mrs. Arthur C.
Watkins, president, who is attend
ing the general federation confer
ence, the second vice president, Mrs.
Charles H. Pierce, presided.
Group to Entertain
Latin Women
Senora de Conchesa, wife of the
Cuban Ambassador, and a group of
women from the Latin American
countries will be honor guests at a
tea to be given by Mrs. Edward
Keating, member of the Executive
Committee of the Georgetown Visi
tation Alumnae Association, tomor
row at the Sulgrave Club.
Other gtiests will include Ana
Victoria Amago of Cuba, Molly
Fonseca of Costa Rica, Glorida
Arguello of Costa Rica and Olga
Rita del Rosario of Puerto Rico, all
pupil| at the convent. Hr*. Wrf
erick Steigmeyer of Beverly Hills,
Calif., who will remain ip Wash
ington to attend her SOtM retmion
at the convent in June, will also be
present. This is the last in a series
of similar entertainments given by
members of the committee.
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Soroptimist Club
Plans Conference
The Spring conference of the
South Atlantic region of American
Soroptimist Clubs will be held Sun
day at Hotel 2400. The opening
session will be held at 10 am. with
luncheon at 12:30 pm. and an aft
ernoon session continuing until
4 pm.
Mrs. Pearl Sharpe, regional direc
tor and a past president of the
Soroptimist Club of Arlington. Va.,
will preside at the conference, tohich
will conclude her term as regional
director. A new regional director
will be chosen at the end of the
fiscal year in July.
Mrs. Ruth Yap Hoy, a member of
the Soroptimist Club of Honolulu,
will be guest speaker. Other honor
guests will include Senorita Marta
Elena Salone of El Salvador, a
member of the Inter-American
Commission of Women, and Mrs.
Cecil Norton Broy. High lights of
the meeting of service clubs held
recently in Chicago and their post
war plans will be presented by Miss
Martha Service, executive secretary
of the American Federation of So
roptimist Clubs.
Mrs. Jean Bishop will be presented
by Mrs. Jewell Downs in a program
of songs.
Girl Reserves Plan
Parley Thru Sunday
The annual Spring conference of
the High School Girl Reserves is
opening today at the YWCA Va
cation Lodge in Cherrydale, Va„ to
continue through Sunday. Three
delegates from each High School
Girl Reserve Club in the District
will attend the meetings.
Miss Phyllis Pedigo, American Red
Cross Club director in Australia,
who is now in this country, and
the Rev. Francis McPeek of the
Federation of Churches, will be the
principal speakers.
Members of the YWCA staff who
are supervising the program are
Margaret dhreffler, executive secre
tary of the Girl Reserves; Mrs.
Janet S. LeFeber and Mrs. Louise
C. Spray, assistant secretaries, and
Miss Mary Bray, secretary of the
music department. Mrs. De Witt
Bennett is chairman of the Girl
Reserve Executive Committee.
Junior High School Girl Reserves
are now making plans for their
spring conference which is to be
held May 26 through the 28th.
Alumnae Planning
Breakfast Sunday '
The Washington Chapter of the
College of Mount St. Vincent Alum
nae will hold a communion breakfast
following mass at 9 a.m. Sunday in
the chapel of Natareth Center,
Second and I streets N W.
Principal speaker at the break
fast will be Rev. Father Wilfred
Parsons, Jesuit editor and lecturer,
who has recently returned from
Hollywood, where he acted as tech
nical adviser for the forthcoming
production, "Hie Keys of the
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