Newspaper Page Text
Plan Christmas Season Parties
———— - , 'Christmas in Mexico’ Theme Of Chevy Chase Woman’s Club By Gretchen Smith, Women * Club Editor. rx>r years, women’s clubs have en eouraged cultural and educational programs for members, and this is especially true in Washington where so many national and international subjects find daily discussion among all People, ranging from legislators on Capitol Hill to taxi drivers meet ing the general public at Union Station. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Christmas season should bring a natural interest in Yule customs of other lands to women’s organiza tions which have long made inter national subjects their particular study... ■ As war has cast a definite black out over holiday festivities in Euro pean countries, Washington women are turning their attention to the lands “South of the border,” where quaint traditions brought over by the Spanish conquisadores are still observed during the Christmas sea son. "Christmas in Mexico” will be the theme of a program to be presented by the new and enthusiastic Spanish section of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, Md., at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, Con necticut avenue and Dunlop street. Traditional Mexican songs sung during the Christmas season. Las Posadas and La Pinata, will be pre sented in novel manner by Mrs. J. H. Dillinger, Mrs. R. E. Singer, Mrs. Myron Witters and Mrs. Ralph E. Zuber. Las Posadas, which is sung in Mexico for nine evenings, preceding the day of the nativity, commemo rates the journey of Mary and Jo seph from Nazareth to Bethlehem where, failing to find lodgings at the village inn, they sought shelter in the stable where the Christchild was born. Two of the quartet, attired in cos tumes, will represent Mary and Jo seph. while the other two will take; the part of the innkeepers who re- j jected the Holy Family in search of! a place to rest. The story presented! in vocal form will be sung in re- j sponses as Las Posadas is presented bv the Mexicans during the Christ mas season. The second Mexican song, “La Pinata. is sung by children at the time of the “breaking of the bag of gifts." which occurs January 6, the Epiphany, in commemoration of the' visit of the three wise men bearing gifts to the Infant in the manger ■ at Bethlehem. "La Pinata,” the name of the song I «s well as the name of a "game” j played by the children, will be de scribed to the clubwomen by Mrs. George W. Stone, sr„ a member who spent two different Christmas sea sons in Mexico City. “A large porcelain dish is covered with colorful paper figures,” Mrs. Stone explained, “and suspended from the ceiling. The children cf the house are brought into the room 1 i blindfolded and each given a large (stick with which they are supposed ' to hit the suspended dish. If a child fails to strike it after one or two attempts, he must leave the game. The child that first strikes it and breaks it receives the candies, goodies and little gifts which fall on the floor.” Mrs. Stone will also tell of other quaint customs observed at Christ inas time in the Mexican capital and will give particular emphasis to the beauty of native poinsettias which grow in abundance in gardens and yards and which are used, as in this country, to decorate the churches on Christmas Day. The program will Include a review of the publication “Christmas in Latin America,” distributed by the Division of Intellectual Co-operation of the Pan-American Union, to be presented by Mrs. P. B. Divver. Mrs. P.' L. Green will read the story of Christmas in Spanish from a Spanish Bible, which will serve as a double lesson in Bible study and the language which members of the Spanish section are pursuing with perseverance and diligence. Mrs. Witters, director of the Christmas music, will lead the Span ish section in singing Christmas carols in Spanish. Mrs. Dwight Windenburg, leader of the section, has extended a spe cial invitation to all members of the1 club and their guests to attend. Hostesses will include the presi dent. Mrs. George A. Pinch, Mrs. M. C. Johnston and Mrs. Witters. Another group which will empha size Christmas customs in other lands on a yuletide program is the Railway Mail Auxiliary, which will hold its annual Christmas luncheon at 12:30 p m. tomorrow. The affair will be held in a stately old home at 6902 Piney Branch road N.W., which will reflect the spirit of the season with colorful decorations. Yuletide as observed by “Our Neighbors of the South” will be the theme of the program when customs observed in the Latin-American countries will be discussed by aux iliary members and compared to American customs which have pre vailed since the early pioneer days. “Christmas of Colonial Days" is the title of a paper to be presented by Mrs. John William Johnson, fol lowing which each member will speak on “Early Memories of Santa Claus.” While Christmas decorations will be used, added decorations will be in red, white and blue in observance of the Nation at war at Christnias time. Appropriate Christmas favors will be featured. Members and guests will join in singing favorite Christmas carols following the luncheon. Mrs. William Magill Collins, the president, will preside. Mrs. P. A. Taylor, entertainment chairman, will be in charge of arrangements. LEWIS & THOS. SALTZ . . ..1409 G Street Fine Imported Suits MADE FOR US IN ENGLAND Your friend for life .. . your made-in-England, man-tailored suit. The one sketched and the others in the same superb group are perfect classics without a single excessive note. All wool to the last enduring stitch . . . obedient to the slightest touch of the tailor’s deft manip ulation. Tweeds, cheviots, Saxonies, men's wear worsteds, Venetian coverts and gabar dines. $75 to $95 Other Women’s Suits, $49.50 to $68.50 Imported English Topcoats, $65 to $100 Other Women’s Topcoats, $35 to $65 ★ ★ LEWIS & TH°S. SALTZ INC. 1409 G STREET N. W. i EXECUTIVE 3822 SIT CONNICTSP f IT.K IA<tI not. INC (5/u&4 1 STOCKINGS TO HANG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE. There will always be a Santa Claus for the little patients at Children’s Hospital, if the good ladies of the Phyllis Lyman Colony, Society of New England Women, have anything to say about it. Carrying gut an annual custom of the society, Mrs. Otto Hammerlund (left) and Mrs. Warren C. Kendall, presi dent of the colony, fill stockings for distribution at Christmas. CHILDREN MUST BE REMEMBERED IN SPITE OF WAR. Dozens of toys were brought by members of the Washington Alumnae Association of Mortar Board to a Christmas party last week when gifts were wrapped for the underprivileged children of Friendship House. Mrs. John C. Lang (left), presi dent of the association, and Miss Gretchen Feiker, program chairman, are shown with some of the toys.—Star Staff Photos. On the Engagement Pad Civic and Study Clubs American Association of University j Women, Washington branch—To morrow, 4 p.m., speaker, Charles G. Ross; 7:30 p.m., creative writers, speaker, Mrs. Paul I. Kirby. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Educa tion Committee; discussion, "Does America Want Permanent Mili tary Conscription as a Peacetime Policy?" Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., Hospitality Committee; 6:30 pm., Membership Committee. Thurs day, 11 a.m., book review group; 8 p.m., art appreciation group; j speaker. Miss Grace L. Temple.' "Old Scenery Wall Papers and Their Stories.” Saturday, 8 p.m., sketching group: 9 p.m., dance. AAUW. College Park branch—To morrow, 8 p.m., University of Maryland. Twentieth Century Club—Thursday, 12:30 p.m., civics-education sec tion, YWCA; speaker. Charles K. Morse, "Government Program for Returned Service Personnel.” Women's City Club—Today, 4 to 6 p.m„ 1733 I street N.W. Voteless District League of Women; Voters—Tomorrow, 2 p.m., Pro gram-Legislation Committee, 1216 Connecticut avenue N.W. Tues day, 12:30 p.m., YWCA. Thurs day, 7:30 p.m., evening group, Kenesaw Apartments. Arts Club—Today, 5 to 6:30 p.m., tea. Thursday. 7 p.m., dinner. Study Guild Catholic Library— Tuesday, 8:15 p.m., 1725 Rhode Is land avenue N.W.; speaker, the Rev. John Scheberle, C. S. C., "Is Modern Literature Healthy?" Washington Club — Tomorrow, 11 am., reviewer, Mrs. Robert H. C. Kelton: Tuesday, 11 am., speaker. Mijs. Robert W. Cornelison, "Cur rent Events. ’ Wednesday, 1 p.m., luncheon. Thursday. 7 p.m., speaker, Thomas R. Henry, "Ex periences of a War Correspond ent.” Argyle Study Club—Tuesday, 1 pm., with Mrs. Albert Horton, 1307 Gallatin street N.W. Capitol Hill History Club—Wednes day, 12:30 p.m., with Mrs. Homer L. Link. Woodridge Book Club—Tuesday, 10 am.. Branch Library; speaker. Dr. Wesley M. Gewehr, "America's Place in the Peace.” Business and Professional Clubs Credit Women's Breakfast Club— Wednesday, 7:45 am., Willard Hotel. Hadassah business and professional division—Today, 5 pm., with Mrs. Harry Kahan, 2480 Sixteenth street N.W. Metropolitan Washington Associa tion of School Food Service Direc tors—Thursday, 4 p.m., Macfar land Junior High School. Zonta Club—Wednesday, 1 pm YWCA; speaker, Miss Gladys Coff man. Business and Professional Women's Club—Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m„ Wom en’s City Club. Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m„ Red Cross, 2020 Massachu setts avenue N.W.; 7:30 p.m.. Glee Club, with Miss Jennie Harris, 1409 Twenty-first street N.W. Friday. 8 p.m., parliamentary law, with Mrs. Zada Daniels, Dorches ter House. Saturday, 8 p.m., can teen unit, Service Club No. 1 Professional Writers’ Club—Tomor row, 8 p.m.. YWCA; speaker, Mrs. Helen O. Watsoti. Soroptimist Club—Wednesday 1 pm.. Willard Hotel. Venture Club—Thursday, 8 p.m., Willard Hotel. Community Clubs Takoma Park Women’s Club—To morrow, 1 p.m„ Takoma District Library, Government study de partment: speaker, Mrs. William Miller, “GI BUI of Rights.” Wed nesday, 8 p.m„ drama department. Friday, 1:30 p.m.. Executive Board. Chevy Chase Woman’s Club—To morrow, 2 pm. Membership Com mittee, with Mrs. Joseph P. Brant ley. Wednesday, 10 a.m., Executive Board. Friday, 11 a.m., social sec tion. Woodside Woman's Club—Wednes day, 12:30 p.m„ with Mrs. Victor Grotlisch. Sixteenth Street Heights Club— Tuesday, with Mrs. Howard Baras. 32 Philadelphia avenue, Takoma P^rk. Petworth Woman's Club—Tomor row', 7:45 p.nj., literature section, with Mrs. T. S. Tincher, 29 Grant circle. Wednesday. 1 p.m„ hos pitality section, with Mrs. John W. Roth, 4117 Fourth street N.W. Thursday, 8 pm., bridge group, with Mrs. S. W. Norton, 3910 Eighth street N.W. Friday, 1 p.m„ home section, with Mrs. O. H. Nel son, 4025 New' Hampshire avenue. Silver Spring Woman’s Club—To morrow. 10 am. Public Welfare and Sewing. Red Cross headquar ters. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., arts and crafts, with Mrs. Franklin B. Tal bott, 706 Bonifant street; 1 pjn., American citizenship and educa tion section, with Mrs. Emile R Bagnoli. 9409 Worth avenue. Park View Woman's Club—Tuesday, 8 p.m., with Mrs. George Evans. 752 Rock Creek Church road. Bethesda Woman's Club—Tuesday. 12:30 p.m., Christmas luncheon. .Kensington Woman's Club—Tomor row, 2 pm. Masonic Hall; speaker, Mrs. La Fell Dickinson. Miscellaneous Clubs Woman's National Democratic Club —Tomorrow', 10:30 a.m., board; 12:30 pm, speaker, Harold B. But ler. ‘Britain.” District League of American Pen Women—Tuesday. 8 p.m., gene alogy group. Wednesday, 8 p.m., feature writing group. Arlington Republican Woman’s Council—Friday, 12:30 p.m., Little Teahouse; speaker. I. R. Dovel, “Future of the Republican Party in Virginia." District League of Republican Wom en—Tuesday, 8:30 pm., Statler Hotel: speaker. Mrs. Robert W. Comelison, “Role of Youth in the Republican Party.” PEO Sisterhood — Tuesday, 12:30 P.m„ Chapter B, with Mrs. J. F. Albert, 2000 North Madison street, Arlington. Tuesday, Chapter N. with Mrs. F. O. Hagie, 5032 Lowell street N.W. Railway Mail Association Auxiliary —Tomorrow, 12:30 p.m., 6902 Piney Branch road N.W. Progressive Women’s Club—This evening, Workmen's Circle Ly ceum. Wanderlust Travel Club—Tuesdav evening, with Miss Margaret V. Andriot, 1363 Hamilton street N.W.; speaker, Mrs. Robert L. Mabon, “Guam.” Pro Bonata Club—Tomorrow, 8 pm., with Mrs. Arlene Hines, 1609 Kal mia road N.W. Di-Mar-Va Club—Thursday, lunch eon. Ambassador Hotel. Washington Garden Club—Tomor row, 1 p.m., Grace Reformed Church, parish house, 1405 Fif teenth street N.W. National Park College Alumnae—To morrow, 12:30 p.m., with Mrs. William E. Springer, 18 W. Lenox street, Chevy Chase. Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity Alumnae —Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m., 1851 Co-\ lumbia road N.W.; speaker, Miss' Ruth Sheldon, “Christmas Cakes and Cgndies.” Gamma Phi Beta International So rority, Washington Alumnae Chapter—Wednesday, 7 p.m., with Mrs. C. A. Betts, 6508 Brookville road. Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Wash ington Alumnae Chapter—Tomor row. 8 p.m., with Mrs. Preston Kavanagh, 3701 Upton street N.W. Cricket Club—Wednesday, 8 pm., Central High School. Hebrew Academy. Ladies’ Auxiliary —Wednesday, 8 p.m . with Mrs. Jeremiah Weitr, 1474 Columbia road N.W. Jewish Consumptives’ Relief So ciety, Washington Ladies’ Auxil iary—Wednesday, 2 p.m., with Mrs. Elias Gelman, 2730 Wisconsin ave nue N.W. City of Hope Auxiliary’, Los Angeles Sanitarium for Tuberculosis—T6-! day. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Henderson’s Castle: speaker, Dr. Katherine Simmons. Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. Statler Hotel. Adas Israel Sisterhood—Today, 7; p.m., the synagogue. Pioneer Women for Palestine. Goldie Myerson and H&nita Clubs—To day, 3 to 11 p.m., Community Cen ter. Junior Alliance—Tomorrow, 12:45 p.m„ Washington Hotel. Zeta Tpu Alpha Sorority—Tomor-' row. 8 p.m., 4869 Colorado avenue N.W. Tri-T Society, Chapters A and B— Friday, 8 pm., Ugly Duckling Tea House. Pi Lambda Theta Fraternity, Alpha1 Theta Chapter—Today, 3 p.m.,I Columbian House. Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority—Tues day, 6:30 p.m., Silver Bowl Tea House: speaker. Miss Eloise K. Boell, “Responsibility of the Soror ity Toward Postwar Problems.” District Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists — Today, 3:30 pm., with Mrs. Harry C. Grove, 2708 Cathedral avenue; N.W.: speaker, Mrs. Gerrit A. Mil-j ler, “Origin of the Christmas Tree.” Children of the American Revolu tion, District Junior State Board —Today, 3 pm., with Howard Hosmer, 5027 Reno road. District Daughters of the American Revolution—Today, 3 to 6 p.m.. Student Loan Fund Committee, 1634 Thirty-third street N.W.; to morrow, 11 a.m., Conservation Committee. Chapter House: speak er, Mme. Aase Skard, “Children of Norway”; tomorrow, 2 pm.. Armv and Navy Chapter; Chapter House: tomorrow’, 8 p. m.. American Chap ter, Bellevue Hotel; tomorrow evening, Potomac Chapter, Chap ter House; Wednesday, 8 p.m.. Potomac Chapter, with Mrs. Thomas H. Creighton, 6204 Maple avenue, Chevy Chase;! Thursday, 8 p.m.. E Pluribus Unum j Chapter, with Mrs. Henry B. Deas.j 3323 Legation street N.W.; speak-; er, Mrs. Howard Hyde, “Red Cross”; Friday, 8 p.m., Flag Com mittee. Chapter House; speaker, Mrs. Thomas B. Richey, “Battle Flags”; Friday, 1 p.m., Capt. Jo seph Magruder Chapter, Chapter House. *5 for. * fireside chats ••• idea With oil the -«• «* . CW-m-S«“- *#***~ for loungihg. loafing* looking pretty* block with red. fed with blach, navy with white, blue with red-SW-W model shop-13031st. *Fine Arts* Topic Of Alpha Thetas A discussion on “The Fine Arts, a Basis for Building Better Inter cultural Relationships,” will be held by members of Alpha Theta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta Fraternity, at 3 o’clock today in Columbian House, Twenty-first and G streets N.W. Experiments in various parts of America for the promotion of good will and understanding will be studied. A demonstration will be made of how young children can be taught appreciation of other peo ple’s cultures through art, while the singing of songs of diverse na tional groups will illustrate the place that music and literature play in the promotion of international un derstanding. Zeta Tau Alpha Group Active, alumnae members and pledges of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, will be guests of Mrs. Franklin Steinko at a Christmas party at 8 p.m. tomorrow at 4869 Colorado ave nue N.W. Christmas stockings for service men and women in Washington will be collected by Mrs. E. C. Henderson. All new Zetas are requested to con tact Mrs. Laurie Hess, Ordway 4212, for further information. Progressive Women A victory card party with a door prize and refreshments will be given, by the Progressive Women’s Club; tonight at the Workmen’s Circle Lyceum, 1502 Fourteenth street N.W. j A nominal admission fee will be charged. Insurance Women The annual Christmas party and dinner of the Insurance Women’s Club will be given at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Lee-Sheraton Hotel. Panel Discussion By University Women A panel discussion of the program and policies of UNRRA will be held by the College Park branch, Ameri can Association of University Wom en, at 8 pm. tomorrow in the Home Economics Building, University of Maryland. Dr. Herta Kraus, former associate professor of social economics and re search at Bryn Mawr College, will be moderator. Kensington Women Representatives o r Federated Clubs of of Montgomery County have been invited to a meeting of the Woman’s Community Club of Kensington at 2 pm. tomorrow at the Masonic Hail. Mrs. La Fell Dickinson, president of the General Federation of Wom en's Clubs, will be guest speaker. History Club to Meet Mrs. Daniel Shook and Mrs. Harry F. Patterson will address the Capitol Hill History Club at 12:30 pm. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Homer L. Link. Mrs. William M. Collins will assist the hostess. IvmtedtoBuy 1 SILVERWARE I ANTIQUES—RUGS » ( FURNITURE-CHINA BRIC-A-BRAC 8 PAINTINGS—IVORIES $ j ! ESTATES WANTED EXPERT APPRAISER ' i OLD ANTIQUE HOUSE u Year ’round double woven cotton classic, 2.95 / ■ ' Glace classic slipon (she’ll love wearing it to the theatre), 3.95 Hindsewn Polava fa) luxurious- doe • finished lambskin, 6.50 Handsewn shortie (a treasure you’ll be proud to give) of doe finished lambskin, 6.95 l**s » street, W. W.