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Congress of Women Planned
In Guatemala City, Aug. 21
Delegates from approximately 35
women’s organization* in 18 coun
tries are expected to attend the
Inter-American Congress of Women
to be held in Guatemala City
August 21-27.
Miss Helolse Brainerd of Wash
ington is general secretary of the
Organizing Committee of the con
gress. which was initiated last year
by the United States Section of the
Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom, in addition to
the league. United States organiza
tions sponsoring the congress in
clude Zonta International, Pilot
Club International, the National
Federation of Business and Profes
sional Women, the Pan American
League of Miami, the National
Council of Negro Women and the
Peoples Mandate Committee.
Miss Brainerd, who left yesterday
for Guatemala, said the purpose of
the congress is to "establish the
position of women of this hemi
sphere in relation to international
and inter-American problems vital
to the maintenance of peace and
democracy; to determine the most
effective means of co-operation and
to strengthen the ties of friendship
and understanding between the
women of the Americas.”
Miss Brainerd pointed out that
the congress is not a permanent
organization at present, but a rep
x resentative gathering of delegates
named by established women’s as
sociations to represent them at the
Guatemala City conference. "It is
unofficial in the sense that it is
not sponsored by governments, nor
by such institutions as the Pan
American Union or the United Na
tions,” she explained.
Any number of women may con
stitute the delegation of each coun
try. but only two votes will be
allowed each delegation, it was said.
This policy was established by the
Organizing Committee to provide a
democratic basis for action.
Four women widely known in the
Americas are sponsors of the Con
gress. They ate Senorita Gabriela
Mistral. Chilean poet who received
the Nobel Prize for Literature last
year; Senor Isabel Pinto de Vidal,
a member of the Uruguayan Senate
and delegate to the San Francisco
Conference of the United Nations;
Senora Victoria Ocampo of Argen
tina, author and editor of the liter
ary magazine. SUR, of Buenos
Aires, and Senora Isabel de Palencis
former Minister to Sweden of the
Spanish Republican government,
now living in exile in Mexico.
A number of Latin American
women living in the United States
are serving on the Organizing Com
mittee for the congress. Those frofn
Washington include Mrs. Ruth
Garcia Granados de Rosenhouse,
writer and daughter of the Guate
malan Ambassador; Mrs. Marta
Vergara de Chamudes. Chilean
writer and member of the Inter
American Commission of Women;
Mrs. Isabel S. de Urdaneta of Vene
zuela, also a member of the Inter
American Commission of Women;
Miss Leticia Guerrero of Ecuador,
a librarian at the Pan American
Union, and Miss Olga Nunez Abaun
za of Nicaragua, who is studying in
ternational law on a fellowship at
American University. s
Members -of the United States
delegation to the congress will in
clude Mrs. Alexander Stewart of
Washington and Chicago, president
of the United States Section of the
Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom.
The opening of the congress will
be highlighted by an address of
welcome by the wife of the Presi
dent of Guatemala, Senora Elisa
Martinez de Arevalo.
Subjects to be considered will in
clude the responsibility of women in
relation to the situation created by
the atomic bomb, women’s responsi
bility to the United Nations, means
of promoting true democracy in the
Americas, current problems of inter
American policy and civil and poli
tical rights of women. Such sub
jects as economic security, literacy
and health also will be taken up.
Mtss Coit Brule
t Of Dr. Sifneos
Mis* Ann Elizabeth Colt, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lew Garrison
Coit of Washington and Lothian, Md.,
wa* married Saturday afternoon to
Dr. Peter Sifneos In St. James’
Church In Lothian, the Rev. Mal
colm Langley officiating. A recep
tion followed at the Lord's Bounty,
the home of the bride's parents.
Given in marriage by her father,
the bride wore a gown of white
dotted swiss and a headdress of
flowers. She carried a bouquet of
garden flowers Miss Mary Van
Norman Coit was her sister’s only
attendant. She wore a blue chiffon
gown. Dr. Maurice Pechet was best
man.
lit. ana Mrs. oiineos plan to
spend their honeymoon in Nassau
and Havana, followed by a trip
through the Middle West. The
bridegroom will report to the Army
in September and expects to be sent
to Germany for about a year and a
half. After this, the couple will re
turn to Boston, where Dr. Sifneos
will have additional medical train
ing and practice.
Mrs. Sifneos recently was grad
uated from Wellesley College. Her
husband is a graduate of the Sor
bonne and of Harvard Medical
School. He served his internship in
Boston.
Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Aleck Ruthvion
Carter announce the engagement of
their daughter. Miss Frances Anna
bella Carter, to Mr. Ernest Lester
Barker, with no date set for the
lidding.
The bride-elect attended Brenau
College and is a graduate of Chevy
Chase Junior College. Mr. Barker
is attending George Washington
University. He is the son of Capt.
Stanley Truman Barker of the
Naval Reserve and Mrs. Barker of
Glenmont, N. Y.
I MRS. SIFNEOS.
—Bradford-Bachrach Photo.
To Be Married
In October
October will be the wedding
month of Miss Elva Lenz and Mr.
Theodore Cabot O.^jorne, whose en- ;
gagement is announced by the
bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1
Albert F, Lenz of St. Louis.
Osborne is the son of Lt. Col. and
Mrs. Maurice M. Osborne of Boston
and Washington.
Miss Lenz is a graduate of Wash
ington University in St. Louis and
is an employe with the Central
Intelligence Group in this city.
Mr. Osborne is a graduate of
Harvard University and the Har
vard Law School and served with
the 87th division. Mountain In
fantry. He is at present with the
Military Intelligence.
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Margaret Norton
Becomes Bride
Wearing a white marquisette
gown embroidered in seed pearls and
a pearl tiara, Miss Margaret Vir
ginia Norton became the bride
Thursday evening of Mr. Donald
Andrew Hurst. She is the daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. William A. Norton
and he is the son of Mrs. Margaret
Hurst. The wedding took place at
8 o'clock in St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church in Rock Creek Parish, the
Rev. Charles A. Wood officiating.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, carried an old
fashioned bouquet of gladiolas, car
nations and roses with an orchid
center and shower of stephanotis.
Her maid of honor and only at
tendant, Miss Jane Thada, wore
a marquisette gown of sea foam
green with a halo hat and gloves
to match. Her old-fashioned bou
quet was of mixed flowers.
Mr. John Reed was best man and
the ushers were Mr. Albert Altemus
and Mr. John N. Lyon.
A reception was held in the Palm
Room of Hotel 2400 following the
ceremony. Later the bridal couple
left for theii; wedding trip, the
bride wearing a beige suit with
cocoa brown accessories and an
orchid corsage.
The bride attended Stra.ver’s
Business College and George Wash
ington University, where her hus
band is now a student.
ToWed in Berlin
In Autumn
From Berlin comes the announce
ment of Col. and Mrs. William F.
Rehm, formerly of Washington, of
the engagement of their daughter,
Miss Marjorie Anne Rehm, to Mr.
Oscar D. Nohowel of New York, son
of former Judge Frank P. Nohowel
of Bay Shore, Long Island, and Mrs.
Margaret Dressier Nohowel of Lake
Placid.
The wedding will take place this
lutumn in Berlin, where Col. Rehm
Is Chief of staff of the Berlin Com
nand.
Miss Rehm is a graduate of Mount
/ernon Junior College and ha* been
it.tending the American University
if Berlin. She also has attended
irt *chool in Switzerland.
The bridegroom-elect was grad
Jated from St. Albans School and
luring the war served with the
trmy in England, France and Italy.
■ ' '■1
Norwegians Mark
King's Birthday
With Party Here
In the middle of the summer dol
drums one embassy gave a recep
tion yesterday, '“in honor of the
75th birthday of the hero King of
Norway, the Norwegian staff here
staged a small all-Norwegian party
in the afternoon between 5:30 and
7:30 o'clock.
Mr. Oyvind Scott-Hansen. First
Secretary of the Embassy, was host
ttr the 75 or 100 members of the
Norwegian colony present. In the
absence of Ambassador Wilhelm
Munthe de Morgenstieme and Coun
selor Knut Lykke. Mr. Scott-Hansen,
a career diplomat, is Change d’Af
faires.
Of course", there was a toast to
King Haakon following a speech of
Mr. Scott-Hansen’s. The Norwegian
monarch is extremely popular and
this being his 75th birthday made
it something of a very special occa
sion. The party was indoors, withiri
the cool, spacious and satisfyingly
beautiful interior of the embassy.
Across the sea the citizens of Nor
way went “all out” in their celebra
tions. There were functions marking
ing the occasion all over the land
which reached their peak in Oslo
last evening. The King and all dig
nitaries gathered at the royal castle
for an enormous state dinner. And
afterwards students paraded up to
the castle carrying burning torches
and cheered the ruler. Ambassador
Munthe de Morgenstieme, who is
visiting his native land, was one of
the prominent officials present at
the brilliant affair.
Date Selected
The wedding of Miss Ruth Vir
ginia Weaver and Mr. George E
Redding, jr|, of Seat Pleasant, whose
engagement has been announced by
Miss Weaver’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Pierce Francis Weaver of Mitchell
vllle, Md., will take place October 11.
News of Interest
To Capitalites
v-w. auwiai u. muiiu, ictacu, ui
the Marine Corps and Mrs. Munri
have returned with their daughter,
Miss Margaret Eileen Mund, from
a vacation in Mexico City, New
Orleans and Atlanta.
/ _
Mrs. Robert Whitney Imbrie left
today for New York and Cape Cod
for a vacation of two weeks.
Marine Corps Col .and Mrs. Ed
ward G. Hagen of Carlsbad. Calif.,
are in Washington for an indefinite
visit.
Miss Kate M. Ellis was the guest
in whose honor her nieces, Mrs. Ed
ward Ellis, Mrs. Hugh M. Taylor
and Miss Gertrude Ellis entertained
at luncheon Saturday. The occasion
was the celebration of the honor
guest’s birthday anniversary and
the party was given at the Parrot.
Others at the luncheon were Mrs.
Thomas Haworth, Mrs. Edward Bai
ley, Mrs. Norman Ellis and Mrs.
Margaret Whitford.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley G. Hanford
left today for a vacation In Maine,
New Hampshire and some of the
resorts on the New England Coast.
Mr. H. C. Sanford of Knoxville,
Tenn.. spent the week end with his
son-in-law and daughter, Capt,. and
Mrs. Lloyd Harrison of Broad
Branch road.
Mrs. Margaret Hopkinis Worrell
will leave soon for the West, to
remain until September.
Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Lasseter are
back from Atlanta.
Mias Isabelle McGee is spending
the summer in Raleigh.
Visiting Parents
Mrs. Eli E. Nobleman and her
infant daughter, Hazel Ann, who
was born July 25 in New York, are
visiting the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Jacobs, in that
city. Mr. Nobleman, who spent a
few days with his wife, has returned
to Washington where he is in the
Department of Justice and a mem
ber of the teaching staff of Ameri
can University.
Frances Wolff
Weds Dr. Fahy
Miss Prances Wolff of Washington,
daughter of the iate Dr. and Mrs.
Prank Alfred Wolff, was married
Wednesday to Dr. Ambrose Julian
Pahy. son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Pahy. Judge Fay L. Bentley
performed the ceremony and Dr.
John Maktos of the State Depart
ment was best man. _
Mrs. Fahy was graduated from
Trinity College and from George
Washington University. She was.
until recently, with the State De
partment. Her father was one of
the founders of the Bureau of
Standards. _
Dr. Pahy is a native of Rome, Ga.,
and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins
University. He was with the De
partment of Justice and dining the
war he represented that department
on the Inter-Departmental Visa Re
view Committee. The couple will
make their home in Michigan, where
Dr. Pahy is a professor at Olivet
College.
Miss Sara Brown
Wed to J. A. Bokey
The marriage of Miss Sara Elisa
beth Brown, daughter of the Rev.
and Mrs. George R. Brown of Cleve
land, Ga„ to Mr. James Arthur
Bokey, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Turner Bokey of Takoma Park,
took place Friday in the parsonage
of the National Baptist Memorial
Church. The Rev. Dr. Edward B.
Willingham, pastor of the church,
officiated at the ceremony and the
bride was escorted and given in
marriage by Dr. John R. McGibony.
Miss Betty Landers was the maid
of honor and Mr. Howard Hatton,
was best man.
The ceremony was followed by a
reception in the home of the bride
groom's parents and later Mr. and
Mrs. Bokey left on a wedding trip
to Georgia, where they will visit her
lome in Cleveland and then go to
Atlanta. Later they will go to Tuc
ion, Aris., to make their home.
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