Holiday Festivities in Capital
Miss Richberg Presented;
Other Informal Parties >
The at home from 4 to 7 o'clock which Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rich
berg gave yesterday In their home, Hickory Hill, on Woodway lane had
a twofold purpose. The cards went out from Mr. and Mrs. Richberg
and their daughter. Miss Eloise Richberg, for an at home, which was to
thelr daughter. They selected December 24 because it was the
20th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Richberg. Like the
parents of other young girls of debutante age Mr. and Mrs. Richberg
led to make the fete as informal and as simple as possible but at the
same time wanted their daughter to have a taste of good *times and
festivity and frivolity while she is young.
Mr. and Mrs. Richberg received their guests, assisted by Miss Rich
berg and most of the several hundred who called were unaware of the
anniversary. Mrs. Kicnberg wore a*
very becoming gown of blue crepe
and her daughter had a dainty
frock of white, the very full skirt of
net and the fitted bodice of taffeta
with a tiny pale blue sequin trim
ming. Her bouquet was of white
The hostess was assisted by a
number of her friends who are
especial favorites with Miss Rich
berg. They ihcluded Mrs. Oliver
Patton Echols, Mrs. Raymond Clap
per, Mrs. Joseph Casey, Mrs. Albert
C. Warner, Mrs. George C. Warner,
Mrs. Edgar Goodrich, Mrs. Basil
Manly, Mrs. Walter Nash, Mrs. Ells
worth Alvord and Mrs. Maxine
Contemporaries of the debutante
who assisted through the afternoon
included the Misses Mary Beirne
Echols, Marion Moreell, Betty
Alvord. Corinne Heurich. Mary Hut
son. Mary Needham, Barbara Cald
well and Josephine Culbertson.
Capt. and Mrs. Frederick H. Pullen
will be hosts this afternoon in their
home, on Mohican place, entertain
ing from 4 to 8 o'clock. The party will
be centered about the Christmas tree
and will carry the Yuletide tra
ditions with carol singing and toasts.
An informal fete w'as that of Mrs.
Thomas Nelson Coppedge, jr„ w'ho
entertained Saturday afternoon in
her new home on Sixteenth street,
which is not new except as her
abode-. The quaint little house for
many years was the studio of the
late Mrs. Eliphalet Fraser Andrews,!
well-known artist and writer under
the. name of Marietta Minnigerode
Andrews, grandmother of Mrs. Cop
Miss Elizabeth Polk Benson wasj
hostess yesterday afternoon at Bird-1
wood the Chevy Chase home of her*
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore j
Benson, her guests remaining!
through mucjr of the evening.
Lt. Col. arid Mrs. George Kaiser!
will entertain today at an eggnog |
party and also the Director of the!
Federal Bureau of Prisons and Mrs.
James F. Bennett held open house ini
honor of Senator-elect and Mrs.
Brian McMahon and newly appoint
ed Judge and Mrs. Henry Schwein
White chrysanthemums and snap
dragons interspersed with ever
green were used in profusion
throughout the New York Avenue
Presbyterian Church Saturday eve
ning for the marriage of Miss Evelyn
Bernhardt, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Irwin H. Bernhardt of this
city, to Francis Earl White, U. S.
M. C., son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
White of Orlando.
The bride wore a gown of white
satin with finger-tipped veil, which
fell from a tiara of orange blos
soms. She carried a bouquet of
white orchids and was attended by
Miss Bernice Bittner as maid of
honor. Miss Mary Sue Updike was
the flower girl, and Patricia White,
sister of the bridegroom, was brides
The ceremony was performed at
8 o'clock by the Rev. Peter Marshall, i
Mr. Bernhardt giving his daugh
ter in marriage. Pfc. Thomas M.
Toome.v. U. S. M. C., was best man.
Corpl. Fred Schutz and Pfc. Donald
Frazier acted as ushers.
Mrs. White is a graduate of I
Roosevelt High School and is now
a senior at Duke University.
Before entering the service the
bridegroom was a student at the
University of Florida, and is now
at Duke University.
A reception was held at the bride's
home, after which the couple left
for a brief honeymoon.
Fringe on curtains, slip covers or!
bedspreads can be laundered with- |
out getting tangled in the washing,
machine, if the article is allowed to!
soak five minutes in warm, sudsy
water in the machine and then the
machine run slowly for two minutes.
The marriage of Miss Janet
i Lee Ziegler to Lt. John Angle
j Dudley, who now is on duty
, overseas, will take place upon
I his return to this country.
\ Their engagement recently
was announced by her par
ents, Dr. and Mrs. Mark V.
—Harris & Ewing Photo.
Mrs. John C. Verheyden an
nounces the marriage of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Helen Verheyden Carney,!
to Mr. Robert William Prescott,1
son of Mrs. George W. Prescott of
Fort Worth and the late Mr. Pres- i
cott. The ceremony took place No- j
vember 30 in Dulin Methodist!
Chapel in Falls Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lyle Younkerj
of Nevada, Iowa, announce thej
marriage of their daughter. Miss!
Jeanette Younker, to Chief Yoe-j
man Wendell J. Carroll, U. S. N.,|
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell L. j
Carroll of this city, formerly of j
Braddock, Pa. The ceremony took j
place November 28 in the Metropol-1
itan Memorial Methodist Church,)
the Rev. Edward G. Latch official- j
Mr. and Mrs. W. H Bailey of1
Arlington announce the marriage
of their daughter. Miss Dorothy M.
Bailey, to Mr. Gerald M. Sillings.
U. S. N„ son of Mr. E. W Sillings of
this city The ceremony took place
November 27 in the Metropolitan
Mr. and Mrs. Archie France an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Miss Patricia Ann France to
Mr. Charles Ward Carper of this
city and Tampa. The ceremony took
place November 23 In Tampa. Chap
lain I. V. Johnson, U. S. N., officiat
Announcement is made of the
marriage of Miss Josephine M.,
Bragaw, daughter of Mrs. Margaret
L. Bragaw and the late Dr. George
D. Bragaw, to Dr. Adrien William
Mercier. The ceremony took place
November 23 in Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church in Be
Mrs. H. M. Bogart announces the
marriage of her daughter. Miss
Elizabeth Alla Bogart, to Mr. Lu
ther Frederick Myers, son of Mrs.
J. Frank Myers of Harrisburg. The
wedding took place November 18
in New York.
The marriage of Miss Nancy
Elizabeth Nettleship. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Montagu
Nettleship of Chevy Chase, to
Sergt. Julian Gillis Ellisor, jr., son
of Mr. Ellisor of Andalusia, Ala.,
and the late Mrs. Ellisor, took place
S November 18 in the Community
Church at Miami Beach, Capt,
-Floyd Patterson, Chaplain, officiat
Starting Tuesday at 9:30 A.M.
L. Frank Co.
It is a tradition with L. Frank Co. to present
merchandise at an after-Christmas reduction.
So as not to disappoint our many customers we
are having a storewide clearance of the follow
ing items ... at a great saving to you!
• Sports Dresses
• Dressy Dresses
• Formal Wear
• Suits, Coats
Miss Washington Fashions
12th and F Streets
By the Way—
Merry Christmas! And we'll
wager your Christmas dinner will
be a better planned and better
cooked one if you’re one of the
Washington women who has tak
en the Red Cross nutrition and
canteen courses. Also you will
have had a great deal of pleasure
doing your bit of war work by
serving at one of the many D. C.
Chapter Canteen Corps projects
during the holidays.
Right now there is a drive on
for more daytime canteen work
ers. Women who want to do work
to help shorten this war work
in* the thick of the needs of the
Armed Forces and civilians in
this country. By January 3rd
the Canteen Corps hopes to re
cruit 150 more daytime workers,
who are willing to serve at least
one day a week on one or more
of the many special projects of
A standard course for those
who have already taken the
prerequisite Red Cross nutri
tion course will begin on Jan
uary 5th and last through Jan
uary 29th. An accelerated Can
teen nutrition course is sched
uled to begin on January 8th
and run through February 19th.
A ten-hour course for "Canteen
Aides,” women who want to serve
under trained corps members as
"shock troops” during the big
War Fund drive special gift
luncheons will be scheduled for
around the middle of Januai^y.
One of the many women who
who has taken the canteen nu
trition course and who gives two
days a week to canteen work Is
attractive Mrs. James F. Clifford.
A Washington girl (she was
the former Claire Hoskinson) she
spent her childhood and early
girlhood in the Nation’s Capital
and graduated from Holton-Arms
School here. After her marriage
to a young Philadelphia lawyer
she went to Philadelphia to live
but like so many others was
brought back to Washington by
the war. (Her husband is now a
major in the Judge Advocate
General's Department.) Mrs.
Clifford thinks that the canteen
nutrition course itself is intensely
interesting and of tremendous
value to any housewife. -
Gen., Mrs. Ireland
Former Surgeon General, U. S. A.,
Maj. Gen. Merritt W. Ireland and
Mrs. Ireland have with them for the
holidays their daughter-in-law and
grandsons, Mrs. Ireland, wife of Col.
Paul H. Ireland; Cadet Paul M.
Ireland, second classman at West
Point, and Cadet Merritt W. Ire
land n, a student at the New Mex
ico Military School.
Col. Ireland 1s on duty with the
Medical Corps in the South Pacific
where he has been since July, 1943.
A recent bride who before
her marriage to Mr. Gerhard
O Haglund teas Miss Mary
Elizabeth Vellenga, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Charles
Vellenga of Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Haglund is with the Naval
The Maryland Federation of
Women’s Clubs is giving hearty
support to the Government’s plea
for more nurses, and Individual
clubs in increasing numbers are
giving scholarships for girls desir
ing to study nursing who do not
wish to sign up under the Cadet
Nurse Corps program.
Mrs. Ray Brown, of Woodbine,
Md., chairman of nursing for the
First District, Maryland Federation,
has called attention to the Public
Health Service's appeal for recruits
for the Cadet Nurse Corps. The
Government pays the entrance fees,
tuition fees at the hospital of the
recruit’s choice and grants an al
lowance of $15 per month to start,
$20 for the second semester and at
least $30 for the final months.
Mrs. George B. Delaplaine is the
district chairman of the Betty Sip
I pel Loan Scholarship fund which
offers financial assistance to girls
wishing to study nursing but do
not care to join the Cadet Nursing
Several girls have already giade
splendid records in Maryland hos
pitals where they are studying un
der scholarships of the Federation
of Women’s Clubs.
Miss Maud E. Manahan, Public
Health nurse for Carroll County
and chairman of the Recruitment
Committee, reports that since 1942
j about 59 young women from one
Maryland county alone have en
tered hospitals under the nursing
program. Seven entered last Sep
tember and there is a great need
for more recruits for the February
Laws Are Enforced
By Catherine R. Hambley
A tribute to the efficient function
ing of North American labor laws
was paid by women labor representa
tives of four Latin-American repub
lics at a press conference prior to
their departure yesterday from this
The representatives, Senora Jan
dyra Rodrigues of Brazil, Senora
Carmen Vasquez de Molina of
Mexico, Senora Clara Williams de
lunge of Chile and Senora Maria
Teresa Quinones de Correa of Puerto
Rico have concluded a tour of many
States. They have visited fac
tories, housing projects and ship
yards and seen the work being done
by American women.
While conceding that labor laws
of the United States function more
efficiently than those in their own
countries, the women expressed the
belief that labor legislation on the
books of their respective nations is
more progressive than legislation
The Chilean representative ex
plained that the poor enforcement
of Latin-American labor laws is due
to insufficient staffs and the lack
of the special permit system in the
case of child labor legislation.
This latter fact is not true of
Brazil, Senora Rodrigues declared.
There, she continued, minors from
14 to 18 years are required to have a
permit from the Department of
Labor. The permit, the speaker
comments, is in the form of a book
with a picture of the minor, his age
and school, his parents’ permission
for him or her to work, salary re
ceived and all dates of being hired
and discharged. A trade school
must be established in plants where
over 100 boys or girls are hired, the
Explaining the progressiveness of
Latin-American labor laws, Senora
de Molina pointed out that women
in Mexico are not permitted to
work overtime or to do dangerous
work such as in the steel mills of
the north. As most of Mexico’s in
dustry is foreign owned there is
also a provision which gives women
equal pay for equal work regardless
of sex or nationality, she added.
This prevents employers from giving
preference to those of their own na
tionality, the speaker explained.
Latin-American labor unions are
gradually gaining strength, the
group concluded. One of three very
active labor unions of Mexico,
Senora de Molina avered, have or
ganized farm as well as industrial
workers. In Chile any Industry with
25 workers has the right to organ
ize, according to Senora Rodrigues.
They all agreed that where the
United States fells behind South
America in forward labor legislation,
the unions with the co-operation of
management have filled in the gap.
A uxiliary to Hold
An important meeting, featuring!
a dessert luncheon, will be held by
the City of Hope Auxiliary at 1:30;
p.m. tomorrow in the vestry rooms
of the Washington Hebrew Congre-;
There will be no guest speaker;
or musical program as the meeting
is principally for discussion of1
plans for the member-bring-a-;
member tea to be held in January
and the annual donor luncheon to
be given in February. The im
portance of these affairs are of
vital interest to all members who
are urged to attend the meeting.
Joseph R. Harris
1224 F STREET
Fur Coats Reduced
*89 *139 *198 *298 *398
Untrimmed Coats & Suits Reduced
$28.00 & $34.95
Fur Trimmed Coats Reduced
$58 $68 $78 $98
Better Dresses Reduced
*9.98 *13.98 *16.98
50 Budget Dresses Reduced
were *8.98 now s5.98
ALL SALES FINAL
Many persons will be made a bit
happier today by the thoughtful
ness and generosity of local Girl
Scouts. More than 80 trees in Gal
linger Hospital have been decorated
by the girls, while many Scouts
who have not taken actual part In
the trimming have made ornaments,
as well as cookies, candy boxes and
tray favors for the patients.
Led by Mrs. W. B. Roeca. and
Mrs. Victor Mersch, dozens of
Happy Hour boxes have been made
and filled with hair-clips, pencils,
crayons, handkerchiefs and small
games all of which are being pre
sented to the Crippled Children’s
Ward at Gallinger. Members of
Troop 28, led by Mrs. Henrietta
Levin, are making 50 toys for the
Other activities of the Scouts
during the Yule season include the
singing of carols at Providence Hos
pital by members of Troop 94, led
by Mrs. J. H. Reiley; co-operation
with Boy Scouts in trimming a
tree at Bellevue; helping at the War
Nursery, where they have made
scrap books and drums as gifts for
their small charges, and contribu
tion of stuffed animals to the USO
Nursery on North Capitol street.
In addition, they have 'helped
trim a tree at Walter Reed Hospital
and member# of another troop will
present toilet article kits to the
A party for members of Troop 28
and their leader, Mrs. Henrietta
Levin, will be given by Dr. and
Mrs. William Clements Thursday.
Girls of this troop, In co-operation
with Troop. 158, are making toys
for the children of the United Na
tions Service Center as well as
handkerchiefs as gifts for their own
Bright Baby Clothes
To wash baby garments, from
finest batiste dresses to stout cordu
roy overalls, start by dissolving mild
soap and bluing flakes in softened
hot water. Then add cold water
until the temperature is lukewarm.
Squeeze suds through fabric, gently
rubbing soiled spots, and rinse at
least twice in lukewarm water.
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large group of Coats, Suits, Dressses, Fur
Coats and Millinery... all taken from our
regular stocks and suitable for immediate
Fine Coats and Suits Second Floor
Misses' and Women's Fur-trimmed Suits, Fitted and Straight, were $85.95 to
$330-$45 to $235
Misses' and Women's Fur-trimmed Coats, lavishly furred with Silver Fox,
Mink, Persian Lamb, Leopard and Nutria, were $85 to $269.95__$45 to $195
All Furred and Fur Coats Plus 20% Federal Tax
Fur Salon Second Floor
1 36-inch Safari Alaska Seal Coat, was $650_$495
1 36-inch Beaver-dyed, sheared Australian Opossum Coat, was $450__$395
1 41-inch Leopard Coat, was $750_$595
2 South American Spotted Cat Coots, Beaver trim, were $495_$395
2 36-inch Tipped Australian Opossum Coats, were $395_$325
1 36-inch Natural Blue Fox Coat, was $695_$495
2 Hudson Seal-dyed Muskrat Coats, were $350_$250
1 36 inch Natural Nutria Coat, belted, was $875_$695
1 36-inch Natural Nutria Mandarin Coat, was $795_ $695
2 36-inch Black-dyed Persian Lamb Coats, belted, were $650_$450
1 36-inch Black-dyed Persian Lamb Coat, was $750_$595
1 36-inch Black-dyed Persian Lamb Coat, Saddle Shoulder, was $750_$595
1 Natural Wild Mink Coat, was $2295--'_$1995
Gown Solon Second Floor
Misses' and Women's Dresses for Daytime and Evening, fine crepes, wools,
velvets, sizes 10 to 42, were $35 to $98.95_$19.00 to $55
ErJernaid Shop Third Floor
Daytime Dresses, wools and crepes, sizes 9 to 15, 10 to 20, 36 to 42, were
$12.95 to $29.95_$8 to $15
Suits for Sports and Dress, Untrimmed Coats for Sports and Dress, were
$29.95 to $45_$20 to $30
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Fine felts and velvets, fabrics, feathers, furs, suedes, for all occasions, some
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Important reductions on a selected group of unusual handbags and
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_1210 F Street N.W_
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