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D. C. Man to Fly to Arabia
To Decorate Prince's Mansion
E. L. Fletcher, Washington man
ager of W. <Ss J. Sloane, will leave
next month by plane for Saudi
Arabia to put the finishing touches
on the biggest decorating Job he
and his company have ever un
dertaken for an individual.
Mr. Fletcher expects to spend
about six weeks at the 85-room
mansion of Prince Faisal, second
son of King Ibn Saud, directing
the installation of equipment and
furnishings that eventually will
cost more than $400,000.
When it’s all done the prince
will have a place decorated in
“decidedly American modern”
taste, Mr. Fletcher said, adding
that the prince insisted on this
motif rather than any "period”
decor.
There will be bleached furniture
and fine-quality broadloom car
pets better than an inch thick.
The prince preferred these to the
Preschool Play Center
Mothers' Council Elects
New officers of the Preschool
Play Center Mothers’ Council
were announced today by the
Steering Committee.
Mrs. Albert C. Shire has been
named president. Other officers
include Mrs. Edward D. Candee,
vice president: Mrs. Horace B
i Ritchie, jr., secretary: Mrs. Guy
Thompson, corresponding secre
tary, and Mrs. Harry R. Hinkes,
| treasurer.
The council consists of repre
sentatives of mothers whose chil
dren attend the 32 District
Recreation Department play cen
ters.
Catholic Youth Group
To Hold Party Tonight
The Catholic Youth Organiza
tion of Washington will hold its
first annual card party and dance
at 8 o’clock tonight in the gym
nasium at Catholic University.
Proceeds will go toward a
$15,000 drive to expand programs
in the more than 40 parishes in
cluded in CYO. Ddring the dance,
to the music of Stan Brown and
his orchestra, a "Miss C.Y.O.” will
be selected from entrants repre
senting the various schools in the
area.
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has been working both here and
in New York for longer than‘two
years, includes supplying kitchen
equipment and utensils. The
meals will be prepared in base
ment kitchens and sent to one or
more of seven dining rooms via
dumb waiters.
It even took in medical equip
ment for an eight-bed hospital on
the palace roof and quarters for
a doctor and a nurse
Mr. Fletcher worked from blue
prints of the modem-type palace
Since the prince served as a dele
gate to the United Nations in
New York. Mr. Fletcher was able
to discuss the decorating job per
sonally wilh the prince.
Mr. Fletcher said he received a
cable the other day from Saudi
Arabia, informing him that all
equipment and furniture had ar
rived safely at the palace but that
nothing would be unpacked until
he arrived on the scene.
He received the job through a
telephone call from ^ friend in
the Arabian American Oil Co.
That was two and a half years ago
Mr.. Fletcher said Sloane has
taken on bigger jobs for hotels
and the like but never in its 100
years has it handled such an ex
tensive project for an individual.
Panel Discussion
To Be Televized
Joseph B. Elliott, vice president
in charge of RCA Victor Con
sumer Product*, will present in
dustry's viewpoint on television at
a panel discus
sion in the Wil
lard Hotel at
12:45 pun. to
morrow under
the auspices of
the Radio
Study Group of
the American
Association of
Universi t y
Women.
Dr Paul F
Douglass, pres
ident of Amer
ican University,
will be moder
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a tor at the luncheon discussion.
Other speakers will be Dr
Franklin Dunham, chief of the
Radio Division, United States Of
fice of Education; Curtis B Plum
mea. head of the Television Divi
sion of the Federal Communica
tions Commission. Edward Chey
fiU. assistant to the president of
the Motion Picture Association of
America. Inc.
Also A. D. Willard, executive
secretary of the National Asso
ciation of Broadcasters. Eugene
S. Thomas, general manager of
Station WOIC; Mrs. Gladys M.
Jeselaohn. member of the Wash
ington Booksellers Association
Charles Kelly, program director
of WMAL-TV Walter Compton
general manager of WTTG. and
William McAndjea general man
ager of WNBW
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