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Attend Debut of Miss Echols The outstanding social event of Christmas afternoon was the tea dance given by Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Echols, assistant chief of air staff, Army Air Forces, and Mrs. Echols to present to society their attractive daughter, Miss Mary Beirne Echols. Unlike the majority of the holiday festivities for the debutantes when the guests have been confined to members of the younger set, Gen. and Mrs. Echols invited a number of their contemporaries to their daughter's coming-out party. In the company were officials, scores of service folk, as well as a goodly number of resident society. Although one of the most brilliant debuts since before the war there was a delightfully informal atmosphere prevailing at the Sulgrave Club, where the affair was given. The guests were in happy holiday mood and perhaps for the few hours of the fete the unhappiness of the world was forgotten. The debutante dispensed with having any of her young friends assist as is usually the rule at formal debuts. She ex pressed her desire to let her friends enjoy the dancing and this they truly did. On the other hand, Mrs. Echols had a group of her friends assisting throughout the afternoon. Mrs. Robert P. Patterson, wife of the Undersecretary of “War, took her turn at the tea table and others who shared this honor were Mrs. George C.‘ Marshall. Mrs. Jesse Jones. Mrs. William Clayton, Mrs. Henry H. Arnold, Mrs. H. Conger Pratt, Mrs. Tom Connally, Mrs. Rex Mansell, Mrs. A. B. Bennett, Mrs. Howard C. Davidson, Mrs. Horace Smith, Mrs. Wade H. Haislip and Mrs. St. Clair Street. Sulgrave Club had on complete Christmas dress for the merry fete. There were Christmas trees about with trimmings, which Mrs. Echols has saved throughout the years— in fact a number of the gay little balls and fixtures were on yester day's debutante's very first Christ mas tree. There was much mistle toe about and poinsettias made a splash of color against the setting of evergreens in the club. On the tea table there was a cluster of red and white carnations. A very Interested lady at the affair was Mrs. Louis F. Bailey, who came from her home in Houston to be present at her granddaughter’s debut. She did not receive with her daughter and the bud but she did take her turn presiding over the teacups. Mrs. Bailey wore a gown of black crepe with a beaded bodice and her bouquet was of orchids. Miss Echols looked exactly like what a debutante should look. Her dress was of white net, the close fitting bodice having a draped neck line edged with a double band of white ostrich feathers. The very full skirt had a peplum of the ostrich trimming and the bud car ried a spray of white lilacs and pink camellias sent to her from Wilming ton by her uncle. Mr. Angus B. Echols. Mrs. Echols chose for her daughter's party a gown of blue crepe trimmed in sequins in varie gated colors and her bouquet was of green orchids. Mrs. Richard Miller was gener ally assisting and seeing that the party went smoothly and serving punch were Mrs. C. C. Bubb, Mrs. John W. Sessums, Mrs. B R. Brent nall and Mrs. R. S. Risien. Announcements Of Engagements Lt. Col. and Mrs. C. Tyler Wood announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margaret Clark Wood, to Sergt. Joel A. Rabb of the Army Air Forces. Miss Wood is a student at the University of Maryland. Sergt. Rabb attended Texas A. and M. University and now is stationed at the Army Air Field in Amarillo. Tex., after having served in North Africa for two years. The wedding will take place in the spring. The engagement of Miss Jose phine Louise Alexander to Lt. Hugh Wilson Hiatt, U. S. N. R.. is an nounced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Alexander. Miss Alexander attended the Sid weil Friends School and was grad uated from Swarthmore College. She also studied at Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and has been with the National Geographic Society. Lt. Hiatt is the son of Mrs. Ken neth L. Hiatt and the late Mr. Hiatt of Kansas City. Lt. Hiatt attended the Kansas City Junior College ana was graduated frrrtn the University of Kansas in architectural engi neering, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy M. Smith of Glenmont, Md, announce the engagement of their daughter. Miss Miidred Regina Smith, to Mr. Wal ter D. Welsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. MRS. MEARS. —Harris & Eiving Photo. \ -- -- The marriage of Miss Rachel Marie Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gillum C. Jackson of Tulsa, to Mr. Thomas Wood Mears, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mears of this city, took place yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock in the Petworth Methodist Church, Dr. John C. Milliam offici ating. A basket of white blossoms was placed on the altar and lighted Christmas trees formed an effective setting for the ceremony, which was preceded by a program of music given by Mr. and Mrs. C. P Lewis. Escorted to the altar and given in marriage by her father the bride wore a white satin gown designed with a lace yoke and a full skirt Her veil of net fell from a coronet of seed pearls and she carried a spray of white roses with an orchid in the center. Miss Mary King was the maid of honor, wearing a gown of fuchsia chiffon, a silver Juliet cap and her bouquet was of talisman roses. The bridesmaids were the Misses Anne McKinley. Rose De Blasco and Betty Lewds. Their costumes were like that of the maid of honor, and all carried talisman roses Mr. Charles D. Mears, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. and his brother, Mr. Frederick D. Mears. was an usher, as were Mr Herbert’ M. Lewis, Mr. Norman Sharpless and Mr. Frederick Taylor. A reception was held at the bride groom's home, wyhich was decorated throughout with Christmas greens and white flowers. T. Hammond Welsh of Hyattsville and Okley, St. Marys County, Md. The wedding will take place the latter part of April. Mrs. Fletcher DeTar of College Park announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Luann DeTar. to Mr. John Sterling, jr., son oi Mr. and Mrs. Sterling of Latham. Md. The engagement of Miss Warwick Daniel to Master Sergt. James Tyler Fisher, U. S. A., is announced b\ her mother. Mrs. Kennsett Daniel of Richmond, Va. The wedding will take place in the near future. ^ariak!^? tvoAWib DISTINGUISHED BEDROOM $218.75 Beoutiful three-piece bed room styled by one of the finest makers. Hepplewhite Honduras mahogany veneers in combination with select ed hardwoods. Dresser, mir ror, chest, double bed. Other matching pieces priced proportionately. Charge ac counts invi*ted. ColonyHoijse 4244 CONNECTICUT AVE. Open Every Night Until 9 . . . Except Saturday, 6 P.fM. Recent Marriages Are Announced The marriage of Miss Doris Ruth Whitener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Pinkney Whitener of Arling ton, became the bride December 17 of Mr. Clea Aubrey McCord, son of Mrs. Clyde McCord of Bruceville, Ind., and the late Mr. McCord. The Rev. W. Barker Hardison officiated at the 4 o'clock ceremony in the chapel of the Westover Baptist Church and a reception for relatives and close friends immedi ately followed in the church social hall. The bride, who was given in mar riage by her father, was attended by Miss Kitty Waller as maid of honor, and her cousins, Mrs. Alice Weatherford and Miss Ann Eaton, were her other attendants. Mr. Bruce McCord, U. S. N., was best man for his brother and the ushers were Mr. Raymond McCon nell. Mr. Lawrence Sullivan, Mr. Aus tin SafTer and Mr. Robert Schultz. Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Ellen Eva Farr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Farr, to Mr. Lloyd J. Hudson, son of Mis. Elsie Hudson Sanderson and the late Mr. Lloyd Hudson. The Rev. George L. Connor officiated at the ceremony in the Congress Heights Methodist Church November 17. Announcement is marie of the marriage of Seaman Mary Houston of Des Moines to Sergt. John Ro wicka of McHenry, N. Dak., the ceremony taking place November 17 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Summerfleld A. McCarteney in Ar lington. The Rev. Robert W. Long, pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Steele an nounce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gloria Patricia Steele, to Lt. Robert Dore Fuller, U. S. M. ,C.. son Mrs. John J. Fuller and the late Mr. Fuller. The ceremony took place November 15 in La Jolla, Calif., in the Church of Mary, Star of the Sea, the pastor, the Rev. Joseph Clarkin, officiating and celebrating the nuptial mass. Miss Louise May Chaney, daugh ter of Mrs. Jacob Tunstal Chaney of Newport News and the late Mr. Chaney, was married November 14 in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park to Mr. William Eugene Seek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Best Seek of Gaithersburg The Rev. George Rapp officiated at the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Charles Vel letiga of Charleston, S. C., and | Washington announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Eliza beth Vellenga. to Mr. Gerhard O. Haglund, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Haglund of St. Paul. The Rev. Rob ert C. Kell officiated at the cere mony. which took place November 12 in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The marriage of Miss Ruth Stock ley Watson to Mr. Edward Thomas Gibbons of Springfield. Va„ is an nounced by her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Terrell Rasberry of Anniston. Mrs. Gib bons is the daughter of the late Mr. I and Mrs. B P. Watson of Selma. The Rev. Alton B. Altfather of the FalLs Church Presbyterian Church officiated at the wedding ceremony which took place November 11. Miss Cecilia Teresa Gillespie, daughter of Mr. James F. Gillespie and the late Mrs. Gillespie, was married November 11 to Sergt. John Joseph Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kennedy of Chicago. The ceremony took place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Rev. McCarl officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur M Plugge announce the marriage of their daughter. Miss Dorothy M. Plugge. to Mr. Sheldon M. Rainey. U. S. N R., son of Mrs. Catherine Rainey of Ardmore Pa. The wedding took place November 6 in the Lincoln Chapel of the. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Peter Marshall officiating. Mrs. Webb Called Canteen s Most Faithful Worker By Or etc hen Smith, Service to others, combined with an unassuming modesty, has paid rich dividends to Mrs. Julia W. Webb, one of Washington's pioneer clubwomen, judging from her host of friends and also from the fact that at the age of 75 she possesses a personality and a complexion that many a schoolgirl might envy. Through members of the Excelsior Literary Club, which honored Mrs. Webb at a luncheon last week cele brating her 50th anniversary as a member, it was learned that the little lady, who is scarcely 5 feet MRS. JULIA W. WEBB. —Harris & Ewing Photo. tall, was one of the most faithful workers at the Stage Door Canteen. Calling at the canteen, friends there commented, "for over two years, she has been coming here every Monday, in good, bad and stormy weather. She has not missed more than three or four Mondays in two years and her work is excel lent.’ Works at Food Bar. Mrs. Webb works at the can t-!-BBSS a New Year Resolution—. / v Arrange for your Photo- A 7 graph today. u ' \ Portraits Six for $18 7 j dlnderwood l l ddnderwood 5 y Connecticut Ave at Q f ^ EMorsnn 020(1 7 •j Thursday 'til 3 p U. (. j Sunday 12 tc 4 P. M. \ teen’s food bar, where she helps prepare the food served to the men in the evening. "It is among the most thankless tasks of all the work here,” her canteen friends explained. "She never sees the boys for whom she works and there is1 no glory in it. It is the type work that is most im portant. but of which the public hears little. Mrs. Webb works well and cheerfully in her quiet, efficient way.” When asked for an interview, Mrs. Webb agreed to a short one. She did not have much time, it was explained, as she had to visit a sick friend in Bethesda. There were so many little things to be done around the friend's house which had been left undone. Still helping others with no thought of her own loneliness she lives in the little house on S street where she has lived for 70 years. Mrs. Webb told in the interview how she had come to the United States from Cambridge, England, with her parents, when she was 5 y#ars old. Her father, an organist, bought the house at 1111 S street N.W., shortly after their arrival and that has been her home ever since, she added. Even marriage did not take her away from her fathers home, she explained, her husband making his home with her family. Only One Christmas Away. "I have only spent one Christmas away from Washington since I was 5 years old,” she commented. "That was shortly after I was mar ried. on December 22. We went to my husband’s home in Georgia and it was a festive and gay occasion for us. All the people in the little town turned out to meet me,” she laughed, CONGO MOM HAL LANSBERRY and Hts ORCHESTRA Seats by , CONNIE KILBOURN • DANCING 5:30 fa 7:30 and | 9:30 fa 1:30 16th at K St. When friends drop In — serve tatty tnaelet mode with SAMNES hy KEEBLER Buy Extra bonds—a!! you can afford during the Sixth WAR LOAN Drive fpr w Shell-pink or pale blue crepe dress scattered over with tiny zebras .... cut on "chemise" lines with a neck high in front, waist-deep in back. $49.95. Gown Salon, Second Floor —1210 F Street N.W_ “and parties were given for us both Christmas eve and Christmas night.” In a life rich with memories, Mrs. Webb’s greatest pride is in her club work, which in addition to its cultural program, includes activities with the Florence Crittenton circles. She proudly displays two medals awarded her for her long service as a member of the Federation of Women's Clubs, one for her repre sentation as one of the District of Columbia's pioneer clubwomen at the convention of the General Fed eration of Women's Clubs held three years ago in Atlantic City. Mrs. Webb also cherishes mem ories of her father, a gifted organist who for many years “played the chimes” at the Metropolitan Meth odist Church. Among famous mu sicians of the past century who she knew, Mrs. Webb recalls the famous Adelina Patti, who she ex plains was "brought out in Wash ington” by her father. No Time to Be Lonesome. Mrs. Webb’s husband died in the little house on S street five years ago, the last of her loved ones to go. leaving her entirely alone. "Lonesome”? No, I guess I don’t have time to get lonesome,” she said. "There is always so much to do for others. I guess I'll always remain in the same house. There is a wistaria vine that grows during the summer that has been on the house ever since I can remember. My husband used to say,” she con cluded, “that If the vine died, he guessed I’d get out. But the vine is still there." Mrs. Webb’s host of friends have not permitted her to dine alone on Christmas Day in the past few years and yesterday she was the guest of old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Need ham Turnage, at 1222 Decatur street N.W, Holiday Visitors Are Honored Dr. and Mrs. J. Ogle Warfield. jr„ will entertain at tea this afternoon in honor of their daughter. Miss Elisabeth Baldwin Warfield, and their niece, Miss Diana Louyse Bar clay, daughter of Mrs. George G. Barclay and the late Lt. Barclay, U. S. N., of Cynwyd, Pa. Miss Warfield was graduated, cum laude, at Holton-Arms School last spring and is home for the holidays from Wellesley College. Miss Bar clay is a graduate of Lower Merion High School and was awarded a scholarship at the Women's College of the University of Pennsylvania. The Misses Warfield and Barclay are both descendants of Richard Warfield, colonist of Maryland, and Col. Robert Bolling, early settler of Virginia. ,fp0^ O"-* 'I ^ ^ ' Ae^eV°NS P^^°° ..l»'ot' . ol^' ,v^e ^ V° See^ *\v°V 0 o'*4®* ■ , ^of »"A ,w^v •,e>° \ t»c^ . %V*v' R -“Sl ,rAc<°$ u4P^ rD pLP plPolcH-^P The marriage of Miss Helen Kreiger, daughter of Mr. Adam Kreiger of Grand Island, Nebr., to Sergt. George G. Coble, U. S. M. C., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Coble of Suffolk, took place October 28, the Rev. Arthur C. Day officiating at the ceremony in the Mount Tabor Methodist Church. The marriage of Miss Elizabeth R. Gordon, daughter of Mrs. Hec tor Gordon, to Sergt. ^ Craig R. Deane. U. S. M. C. R.. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Deane, took place October 16 in the Fort Lincoln Chapel, the Rev. w. 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