Party for Miss Whitten, Mr. MacCracken 4
Prospective Bride and Groom
Feted by Charles Thomas, Jr.
By Betty Beale
Part IPS tor miss prancme Whitten
and Mr. Lewis MacCracken are still
going strong. By the time this
couple walks down the aisle of St.
Thomas' Church on Friday after
noon they will have been through
about a month of parties in about a
Late yesterday afternoon the en
gaged couple, followed by a cara
van of cars, headed out Rockville
Pike for a gay party entirely envel
oped in fresh country ozone. Host
at this outdoor cocktail and supper
affair was Mr. Charles Thomas, jr.,
who will be an usher in the weddiug.
Mrs. Thomas with their 1’4-year
old son is visfting her mother in
Charleston, S. C., and won’t be back
on the Capital scene for another
The scene of this gathering was
Windy Knoll Farm, the Rockville
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mac
Gill Thomas. Their charming white
brick house, that’s 150 years old in
part, sits on a knoll surrounded by
beautiful boxwood and five acres of
lawn. The 650-acre farm also boast
a tennis court, and it was some
where between the court and the
house that a delicious buffet and
bar were set up. There were tables
and chairs for the some 50 guests
who included close friends of the
"Miss Margaret Elizabeth Bene
dict, daughter of Mrs. Charles J
Benedict of Silver Spring and the
late Mr* Benedict, became the
bride yesterday of Mr. John Har
mon MacNeill of Oakland, Calif,
son of Lt. Col. John P. MacNeill
stationed in Berlin, Germany, and
The wedding took place at 4:30
o’clock in the home of the bride's
mother, the Rev. Francis Hamilton
of Grace Episcopal Church * in
Woodside officiating, and a recep
tion for those present at the cere
The bride, who was given in
marriage by her brother, Lt. John
R. Benedict, U. S. A., wore a tur
quoise crepe afternoon dress with
a coronet and corsage of white
gladioluses, and the cameo pin, set
in pearls, which belonged to her
maternal great-grandmother. She
was attended by her cousin, Miss
Frances Benedict, as maid of honor,
who wore a rose satin dress, and by
another cousin, Miss Lynn Fraser,
who wore gray crepe. Both attend
ants wore white chrysanthemum
Mr. Hugo Faccl of Vienna, Va.,
served as best man for the bride
Following a wedding trip to Cali
fornia, the couple will reside in Oak
Ridge, Tenn., where the bridegroom
will be associated with the Fair
child Airplane and Engine Corpor
ation. He was graduated in
Mechanical Engineering from the
University of California at Berke
ley. The bride has been employed
bv the Evening Star for the past
two and a half years.
In New York City
Mrs. Jean Delattre-Seguy and her
daughter, Miss Claire Delattre
Seguy, went to New York this morn
ing for a week's visit. Miss Delattre
Seguy, who will make her formal
debut December 20 at a tea, went to
bid bon voyage to Miss Jennifer
Crawford of St. John’s, Newfound
land, when she sails tomorrow for
England. Miss Crawford will be a
passenger aboard the Queen Eliza
beth and will spend a year or more
continuing her music studie; in the
British Isles. Miss Delattre-Seguy
and Miss Crawford were roommates
at. TUshnn St.rnhtm'e Rrhnnl in Tnr.
onto and the latter has visited here
a number of times as the guest of
The debutante will join her
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bartlett, in their New
Jersey home for the week end and
will return here in time to enter
American University, where she will
major in art.
Mr. and Mrs. Delattre-Seguy had
as their guests for 10 days the lat
ter's sister. Mrs. Robert P. MacFad
rien, of New York and her three
small daughters. Mr. MacFadden
joined his family for the week end
and Sunday their youngest daugh
ter Abby was christened in Christ
Episcopal Church in Georgetown.
Ceremony Is Held
The marriage of Miss Alda
Frances Hoyle, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer E. Hoyle of Gaithers
burg, to Mr. Charles William
Lyddane, son of Mrs. Ira M. Hall
of Gaithersburg and the late Mr
Thomas Lyddane, took place lari
evening in the home of the bride's
The Rev. Paul Meyer of St. Mar
tin's Catholic Church in Gaithers
burg officiated at the ceremony,
which was followed by a reception
• for the immediate families and a
few friends. Mrs. Lawrence Darb\
pf Gaithersburg played the nuptial
• Given in marriage by her father
the bride wore a peacock-blue after
noon dress with matching acces
sories and a corsage of white roses
and stephanotis. She was attendee
by her sister, Mrs. Charles Israel
who wore a wine-color afternoor
dress with matching accessories anc
a corsage of white roses. Mrs
Thomas Lyddane of Kensingtor
served as best man for his brother
Following a honeymoon in Florida
thp couple will reside in Washing
Announcement Is made by Mr
and Mrs. Harry J. Peters of Altoona,
Pa , of the engagement of their
daughter. Miss Reba Marjorie
peters, to Mr. William Ballou Perry,
son of Mrs, J, W. Perry of this city
The wedding will take place Novem
ber 8 In Washington.
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'prospective bride and groom,
j All the wedding party were there
last evening with the exception of
Miss Ann Heard, who arrived from
Puerto Rico last night, and Mr.
James Raider, who was due in at
any moment. The others, who were
present, were Miss Fleurie Velie of
Columbus, Ohio, Miss Marye
Thomas, who became engaged her
self on Saturday; Miss Marion Nor
ris, Miss Lelia Dickey, Miss Patricia
Vance, Mr. Jack Nevius, Mr. Carroll
Morgan, jr., Mr. Norborne Robinson
III, and Mr. Dick Hutchison.
Others who dropped by around 6
o’clock and lingered until well after
dark, were the Misses Anne Bryan,
Claire Snow, Bella Hagner, Louise
Hamilton, Ruth Bielaski, Delight
Wood, Gloria Gilman, Helen Lips
comb from Leesburg, and the
Messrs. Taylor Chewning, jr., Mun
roe Hunter, Meade Patrick, Romer
and Harry Donnally, Britten Brown
Robert Werlich, James Parks and
Mr. Randall Hagner, Jr.
Up from Warrenton had come the
Nash brothers, Phil and Dick, and
also John Caskie, while among the
young marrieds were the Philip
Bowies, Dick Marobes, John F,
Waggamans, Philip Hevenors, John
A. Stewarts, Conway Hunts and the
Ceremony Is Held
Miss Marjorie Jane Smith, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard A.
Smith of University Park, became
the bride Saturday evening of Mr.
Herbert Vincent Knighton, Jr., son
of Mrs. Knighton of Baltimore. The
wedding took place in St. Andrew’s
Episcopal Church in College Park,
the Rev. Park Acton and the Rev.
, W. Keith Custis officiating. A recep
tion followed in the Gamma Phi
Beta House at the University of
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore white
; nylon embroidered in seed pearls
S and a seed-pearl coronet which held
j her veil. She carried white gladi
oluses and orchids.
Mrs. Leila M. Crosby, the matron
of honor, wore dusty-pink chiffon
and lace and carried pink gladi
oluses matching her head-dress. The
other attendants, Miss Vera June
Pettit and Mrs. Bernard L. Morton,
wore powder blue taffeta and car
ried Picardy gladioluses matching
their head-dresses. Georgie Lynn
Crosby, the flower girl, wore pink
taffeta and c. rried a basket of pink
Mr. Horace Johnson served as;
best man for the bridegroom and
Mr. John England Clark and Mr.
William E. Dixon were the ushers.
Following a honeymoon in New
York the couple will live at 2903
Hillen road in Baltimore.
Mr. Stabler Marks
Mr. Edward Robinson Stabler of
! Forest Glen Park yesterday observed
his 90th birthday anniversary. Mr.
j Stabler was the honor guest at an
j informal open house given Sunday
by his son, Mr. E. Kenneth Stabler,
in their home.
Mrs. Henry B. Johnson, jr., of
Forest Glen Park, her sister, Miss
\ Louise Waite of Baltimore, and Mrs.
j Bruce Macnamee of Washington
; presided at the punch bowl and Miss
Henrietta Haseman of Steven City,
Va.. was among others assisting.
The senior Mr. Stabler received
the guests on the lawn near the lily
pond and fountain, which are his
hobbies. Calling that afternoon were
about a hundred from Alexandria,
Washington and nearby Maryland.
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FORMER CAPITAL1TE AT WARRENTON.
Mrs. Marsyl Montgomerie-Charrington is pictured with her
son Robin at Neptune Lodge, the Warrenton home that she has
leased temporarily from Mr. Hubert Phipps. She plans to make
her home in the hunt country and is looking around Warrenton
for a small farm of her own. Daughter of Mrs. Henry Drum
mond-Wolff and Mr. Sylvanus Stokes, and granddaughter of
the late Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock, Mrs. Montgomerie-Charrington
was much in Washington during her debut days. She’ll be in
and out of the Capital scene this fall until December when she
and her son will go to Nassau for the season.
. —Harris & Ewing Photo.
Fall Weddings Are Forecast
Mrs. John J. Crittenden Watson
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Miss Joanna Archibald
Watson, to Mr. Richa.d R. Barton,
son of Mrs. Lucille Barton of Spring
The bride-elect, who is the daugh
ter of the late Mr. Watson, was
graduated from Central High School
and attended Acadia University in
Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her fiance
recently received his Master of
Science degree at the University of
Massachusetts and now is connected
with the Ohio Agricultural Experi
ment Station at Wooster, Ohio. He
is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha
The wedding will take place No
vember 22 in St. Matthews Ca
H iggins-M organ
The engagement of Miss Evelyn
Higgins to Capt. Henry G. Morgan.
jr„ U. S. A., is announced by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C.
Higgins of Washington. Capt.
Morgan is the. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Morgan of Birmingham, Ala.
Miss Higgins recently returned
from Berlin, Germany, where for
the past year she has been employed
The Takoma Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church was the scene of
the wedding last evening of Miss
Evelyn Reta Conibear, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herman Coni
bear, and Mr. David George Strahle,
son of the Rev. and Mrs. John J.
Strahle. The bridegroom’s father
officiated at the ceremony, which
was followed by a reception in the
Review and Herald Assembly room.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore white satin
with a veil fashioned with lace in- !
sets. She carried a shower bouquet!
of gardenias. The matron of honor,
Mrs. Loren Poole, wore light blue I
taffeta and carried yellow chrysan
themums; and the maid of honor.
Miss Margaret Jacques, wore dusty- i
rose taffeta and carried orchid and
yellow chrysanthemums. The brides
maids, Miss Prances Thompson and
Miss Eleanor Snider, wore green and
yellow taffeta respectively and car
ried bronze chrysanthemums. Judy
Carey, who was the flower girl, wore
a white dress fashioned like the
bride’s and carried a nosegay of
Mr. Loren Poole served as best
man for the bridegroom and the
Messrs. James Taylor, Austin Davis,
Gail Anderson and Walter Ralls
were the ushers.
The newly-married couple left fol
lowing the reception for a honey
moon at Niagara Palls and Canada.
They will be at home after Septem
ber 26 at 1004 Houstan avenue.
Mr. Strahle, who served in the
Navy, is continuing his premedical
studies at Washington Missionary
by the Office of Alien Property,
Department of Justice.
Capt. Morgan was graduated from
the United States Military Academy,
class of 1943, and at present is sta
tioned in Berlin.
The wedding will take place in
Washington in December.
Capt. and Mrs. Edward Flood
Beyer of New Orleans, La., and
Brooklyn, N. Y., announce the en
gagement of their daughter. Miss
Nell Ruth Beyer, to Ensign Kirk
Crothers Miller, jr„ U. S. N„ son of
Mr. and Mrs. Miller of Washington.
Miss Beyer attended Mount St.
Vincent College and the Katherine
Gibbs School in New York. Ensign
Miller attended Western High
School and Randle's Preparatory
School in Washington, and was
graduated from the United States
Naval Academy, class of 1946.
Honor Guest Named
Mrs. Wanda Grabinska, former
juvenile court judge in Poland, will
be guest of honor of Province II of
Kappa Beta Pi International Legal
Sorority at dinner on Friday at the
Dodge Hotel. Miss Laura M. Stanley,
province dean, will preside.
Mrs. Grabinska, who has been
living in London since the begin
ning of the war, arrived in this
country last month. She addressed
the International Congress of the
Council of Women, recently held
at the University of Pennsylvania,
and will leave shortly for Chicago,
where she will speak at the Golden
Jubilee celebration of the Federa
tion of Polish Women on Septem
ber 28, before returning to England.
She is a member of Beta Alpha, the
London chapter of Kappa Beta Pi.
World Evangelism to Be Theme
Of Mission Institute Here
“World Evangelism" will be the
theme of this year’s Missionary In
stitute of the Washington (Council
of Church Women, to be held Sep
tember 23-25 at Epiphany Episcopal
Church. Mrs. E. Hilton Jackson is
Mrs. J. M. Dawson, who recently
returned from the Baptist World
Conference in Copenhagen. Den
mark, will open the Tuesday eve
ning session at 8 p.m. with a report
on the social and religious condi
tions in the Portestant churches of
Western Europe. Special music will
be conducted by Adolph Torovsky,
Epiphany Church organist, and Dr
Charles W. Sheerin, rector, will lead
the devotional and benediction.
High light of next Wednesday’s
program will be a religious forum
led by Mrs. Mark Eldredge, with
the missionary institute theme as
the discussion topic. Speakers par
ticipating in the program will be
Mrs. Narciso Ramos, wife of the
Minister Counselor of the Philip
pine Embassy; Mrs. S. C. Wong,
wife of the director of the Chinese
Supply Mission, and Miss Angela
Jurdak, attache of the Lebanon
The Wednesday session will open
at 10:30 a.m., with the dedication
of the day to be given by Miss
Nannie H. Burroughs, president of
M /-» T V ^—t f * V
oy dc/joot LrUiia
Mrs. Allen Krouse, new president
of the Sacred Heart School Guild,
will entertain officers and commit
tee chairmen at luncheon tomorrow
at Alfred’s Restaurant, 1742 Con
necticut avenue N.W. Other new
officers are Mrs. James O'Keefe,
vice-president: Mrs. Walter Bohan,
secretary, and Mrs. George O'Rourke,
Committee chairmen are Mrs. W.
Francis Scott, ways and means;
Mrs. Joseph Falusi, hospitality; Mrs.
Waldo Tastet, entertainment; Mrs.
- Joseph Maguire, reception: Mrs.
Kermit Sass and Mrs. Arthur S.
Cranston, representatives from the
floor; Mrs. James Spellbring, Mrs.
George Degnan, and Mrs. A. S.
' i Cranston, committee on commit
I tees and Mrs. John J. Eustace, pub
1 The Counselor of the British Em
jbassy, Mr. W. F. N. Edwards, will
give a buffet supper party Saturday
' evening in honor of the former Sec
1! retary of State for Scotland, Mr.
i Tom Johnston, who with Mrs.
‘ Johnston will be a guest at the
5 Embassy over Sunday. Only men
c are asked to the supper arid Tuesday
f officials of the Cunard Line and the
• British Overseas Airline Corp. will
vr. iham* ttL a- ptu by iui uicr
i Mrs. Hugh Butler was hostess at
f tea yesterday in her apartment in
s Wardman Park Hotel, entertaining
5 in honor of two visitors from Lon
don. Mrs. Morris Kendall, wife of
the honorary secretary of the Royal
1 Statistical Society and chief statis
' tician of the Chamber of Shipping
in London, shared honors with Mrs.
Hector Leake, wife of a British
1 economist and member of the Board
f of Trade of London. The honor
1 guests accompanied their husbands
when they came to attend the ses
sions of the Statistical Congress.
’> The gentlemen joined the party yes
terday in the early evening.
x Other guests at the tea were Mrs.
Julius Klein, Mrs. India Edwards,
Mrs. W. H. S. Stevens, Mrs. D. A.
5 McPherson, Mrs. J. A. de Force,
i Mrs. Elmer W. Pehrson, Mrs. J. L.
? Blair Buck, Mrs. Thalia Woods, Mrs.
j Wildred W. Wells and Miss Kay
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• LEXINGTON PARK, Md., Sept.
- 17 (Special).—A vision testing kit
. has been donated to the St. Mary's
» County Health Department by the
. Lions Club here.
the National Trade and Profession*!
School for Women and Girls. The
class periods preceding the forum
discussion will be conducted by Mrs.
Theodore O. Wedel, president of the
council, and Mrs. Nelson Schlegel.'
The Hospital Committee, under
the direction of Mrs. Wallace N.
Streeter, will be hostess at the
luncheon following the religious
forum. No charge will be made for!
luncheon, but free-will offerings
will be accepted for the special!
nursing fund at Gallinger Hospital.1
which was established by the coun- j
Mrs. Joy Elmer Morgan will pre
side at the sessions on September 25,
with the dedication of the day by
Mrs. H. E. Beatty. Mrs. Wedel and
Mrs. Schlegel will again conduct the
class periods. Mrs. Carleton M. Long,!
president of the Women’s Baptist!
Missionary Association of the Dis
trict. will lead the closing session
of meditation and worship.
Mrs. Leonard Elstad, president of
the Woman’s Guild of Epiphany j
Episcopal Church, will be hostess
for ah the meetings. Mrs. Roberta
Stinemeyer will be organist for the
The Washington Council of
Church Women is composed of ap
proximately 6.000 Protestant women
representing 28 denominations and
nr\r\ ~u ■._
Items of Interest
The Charge d'Affaires of the In
dian Embassy and Mrs. Sen will be
hosts this evening at a cocktail party
in honor of the Indian delegates to
the International Statistical Con
ference. The fete will be held at
The Polish Foreign Minister, Mr.
Zygmunt Modzelewski, arrived in
New York yesterday from London
on the Queen Elizabeth. Mr.
Modzelewski is head of the Polish
delegation to the General Assembly
of the United Nations.
A discussion of Latin American
women poets with readings of their
works in English will be given by
Miss Muna Lee, poet, author and
translator, at a meeting at 8 p.m.
tomorrow at Alva Belmont House.
144 B street N.E.
1 Preceding Miss Lee's talk, a short
business meeting will be held. Ar
rangements for the evening are
under the direction of Mrs. Mabel
Van Dyck Baer.
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