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Slim Mrs. Truman at Mesta-Clark Party Which Was Field Day for Women Officials By Betty Beale The feminine political brains of the Capital were gathered in one room yesterday and the result was a lot of straight talking. The dis tracting male contingent was con spicuous by its absence. Mrs. India Edwards, director of the' Women’s Division of the Dem ocratic National Committee, and Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, vice chair man of the Democratic National Committee, gave a reception for two recently appointed woman officials, Mrs. George Mesta, American Minister to Luxembourg, and Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, Treasurer of the United States. Although the 5-to-7 party was in honor of these two, it struck one as being also a celebration for the entire ever-increasing role of women in the American Govern ment. In short, it looked like a field day for woman officials in the Carlton Room of the Carlton Hotel late yesterday afternoon! A few wives of top men in the Government came in for some at tention, especially the wife of the No. 1 executive. Mrs. Truman startled everybody by walking into the room 20 pounds slimmer than when most had last seen her. She has never looked better than she did yester day in a simply-styled straight line black dress topped by a circle type, crownless hat of white hyacinths. At first, one thought it was the costume, which was decidedly be coming, but then it dawned that this was a new and “sylphier” First Lady. “You’ve been diet ing?” some one asked her. “Yes,” was the answer. “Any particular diet?” came the next question. “I’ve been eating what my hus band eats,” she said. "Is the President on a diet?” was the in evitable follow-up. “No”, she re plied with a grin, leaving one to wonder if the President’s tastes just naturally run to non-fatten ing foods. Mrs. Truman, who’ll be in town for another two weeks, told one friend that it’s been very gay out West. In Receiving Lint Mrs. Clark, the first woman treasurer and the newest comer to the Capital scene, looked like a young girl yesterday. Her broad, friendly smile shone under a black picture hat and above a high-necked, full-skirted white dotted swiss dress with a black sash around her waist. She stood in the receiving line that was headed by Mrs. Edwards, who was costumed in a black chiffon dress and broad-brimmed hat. Mrs. Mesta came next, in a summer frock of aquamarine crash with an off-the-face white hat, and standing at the other end of the line the other hostess, Mrs. Tillett, looked very smart in cocoa chiffon and small black hat. As for the woman officials, there was Representative Mary T. Nor ton, dean of Congresswomen; Representatives Edith Nourse Rog ers and Helen Gahagan Doug las; Miss Frieda Hennock, first woman member of the Federal Communications Commission; Mrs. Georgia L. Lusk, who was nominated July 29 by President Truman to be a member of the War Claims Commission and who was the first woman Representa tive from New Mexico. As a matter of fact there were any number of “firsts” present yesterday in addition to the two honor guests. Taking her turn at the tea table was Miss Frances Perkins, first and only woman cabinet officer, former Secretary of Labor and now only woman on the Civil Service Commission. There was Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, first and still woman direc tor of the mint and the first woman to be elected Governor of a State (Wyoming). There was Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway, first woman to be elected to the United States Senate, now a member of the Employes’ Compensation Ap peals Board. Mrs. Ellen S. Woodward and Mrs. May Thompson Evans, both executives in the Federal Security Agency, were there, Mrs. Wood ward being reminded again that she’s a double for Mrs. Tom Con nally. Women of the bench present Included Judge Marion J. Harron, only woman judge of the United States Tax Court; Judge Edith H. Cockrill of the District of Colum bia Juvenile Court and Judge Na dine Gallagher of the District of Columbia Municipal Court. Snappiest looking contingent were the uniformed top women of the services, spotless in white and gold buttons. They included pint size Col. Mary Hallaren, director Df the WAC; Col. Geraldine May, director of WAF; Capt. Joy B. Hancock, who heads the women of the Navy and was fresh from Newport where she saw 26 of them sworn in as ensigns yesterday, and Maj. Julia Hamblett, deputy director of the Woman Marines. A lone male appeared on the scene when Columnist Doris Flee son brought in Mr. Harry Darby, Republican national committee man from Kansas City. Mrs. Tru man said she thought it was only proper for Mr. Darby to come in and congratulate Mrs. Clark, an other Kansan. Later Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson arrived to pick up his wife. Two out-of-town guests who drew considable attention may be headline news and Capital-bound next month. One was Mrs. Rob ert L. Coffey, sr., of Johns town, Pa., who is running for Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her son, Repre sentative Robert L. Coffey, jr. This slender, , nice-faced older woman, who has helped with the welfare of her city but never taken part in its political side, may carry the 26th district which her son turned into a Democratic one. The other was Mrs. Edna F. Kelly, who is running for New York’s Brooklyn district. She is a very chic, good-looking brunette widow, who has been up to her ears in politics for the past seven years, especially in the field of legislative research for the New York Legislature. To win she has to defeat the A. D. A. candidate and Miss Angela Parisi, Democrat ic campaign manager for New York State, says she can. | In the News | Mrs. Marjory Hendricks enter tained at dinner last evening at Normandy Farm, her guests in cluding Col. and Mrs. Ralph Max field, Col. and Mrs. Harry Kuhn, Col. and Mrs. Thomas Finks, Mrs. Joseph Farrington, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cleverly, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Falge, Col. Lyle Brookovef, Mr. Vernon West and Mr. Howard Ross. Mr. and Mrs. David Frank are spending the summer at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bret ton Woods, N. H., where a birth day party was given in Mr. Frank’s honor on July 27. ADVANCE SALE In the A Ladies9 Shop -Lined All-Wool Gabardine Coats *38 Greatest value since 10411 All-wool worsted gabardine coats with wool zip-out lining .. . Yoke back, cuffed sleeves, hand-piped button - holes, belt to cinch waist it desired... Dark green, wine, gray, taupe and black. Sizes* t to IS, 10 to 30. Clearance SUMMER APPAREL 26%-60% - c$%\ Cs^ S7tk Year at UltF Street ^ —A - Became Brides Yesterday MRS. ROWE. —Stuckey Photo. The marriage of Miss Winifred Mae Emmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Edward Em mons of Arlington, to Mr. Herbert Graham Rowe m, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Graham Rowe of Alexandria, took place last evening in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria. The Rev. O. V. T. Chamberlain officiated at the ceremony which was followed by a reception at the George Mason Hotel. The bride, who was given In marriage by her father, wore a gown of imported Chantilly lace over satin with a matching lace headdress and carried a shower bouquet of stephanotis and an heirloom handkerchief of rose point lace which had been in her family for 150 years. Miss Martha Manchester was maid of honor and the Misses Dorothy Ackerman, Madeleine Barrymore Barry, Joan Cremeans and Gay Randolph Youry were bridesmaids. Little Miss Beverly Joan Brannon was flower girl. Mr. James Creal served as best man for the groom and ushering MRS. GILDNER. <* —Southall Photo. duties were performed by the Messrs. John Colvin, Thomas Mc Guire, Thomas Tulenku and Prank Bushrod Stover. After a honeymoon at Virginia Beach, the couple will live at 808 Green street in Durham, N. C., while the groom is a senior at Duke University. Miss Julia M. Baumann, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Bau mann of Ritchie, became the bride yesterday of Mr. D. A. Gildner, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Gildner. The Rev. Peter P. Rakowski of ficiated at the ceremony in Mount Calvary Church in Forestville and a luncheon followed at the Old Williamsburg. The bride was given in marriage by her father and attended by Miss Dorothy Baumann as maid of honor and the Misses Mary Brauer and Betty Hahn as brides maids. Mr. Charles E. Baumann was best man and the Messrs. Fitz hugh L. Brauer and Robert G. Baumann were ushers. The couple will go to the West Coast on their honeymoon. Mrs. Freda Carter Here From Abroad Mrs. Freda Carter of New Mal den Surrey, England, who Is visit ing her son-in-law and daughter, Maj. and Mrs. James W. Talley of Arlington, will leave with them next week for a motor tour of the South with Miami as the ultimate destination. This will be the first trip south of Washington for both Mrs. Car ter and Mrs. Talley who has been making her home in this country since her marriage In January, 1947. Mrs. Carter will return to Eng land on September 4 aboard the Queen Elizabeth. She has been here since May 26. Jane Heyer Is Married In Texas A recent event of interest to many friends in Washington was the marriage of Miss Jane Greg ory Heyer, the daughter of Mrs. George Stuart Heyer and the late Mr. Heyer of Houston, Tex., to Mr. Jules Henri Tallichet, jr., also of Houston. The wedding took place July 26 at the Houston home of the bride’s mother, the elder daughter of Mrs. Thomas Watt Gregory and the late Mr. Gregory, who was At torney General in the cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Heyer was married in Washington after her father’s retirement from the cabinet, when the latter was practicing law here. Mr. and Mrs. Tallichet will make their home temporarily in New Orleans but later will move per manently to Houston. Mr. George S. Heyer, Jr., gave his sister in marriage and little Julia Hartman, whose mother was the former Miss Cornelia Gregory, was the flower girl at the attractive wedding. Mrs. Tallichet was graduated from the Madeira School and Vassar. She studied two years at Columbia University and upon her return home from a stay of a year or more in Europe, she en rolled for advanced studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. The young couple will reside there until she gets her Ph. D degree in English. A lawyer, Mr. Tallichet is the son of Mrs. Jules Henri Tallichet of Houston and the late Mr. Talli chet, formerly of Austin. Mr. Tal lichet, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, scholastic honorary so ciety, received his B. A. and his LL. B. degrees from the University of Texas. Miss Sunderman, Mr. Kostik to Wed Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frederick Sunderman of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter. Shirley Keuthan, to Mr. Peter James Kostik, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kostik of Massillon, Ohio. Miss Sunderman attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton and completed her education at George Washington University. She is a member of Kappa ^appa Gamma Fraternity. Mr. Kostik received his B. A. degree from George Washington University and is attending the Law School there. He is a member cf Gate and Key and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. During the war he served as a naval aviator In the South Pacific and had the rank of lieutenant (j.g.). 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But my wife says it’s not etiquette, and what the little woman says about such things is law in our house.” Obviously your wife is not one of my readers. I have written not only in my book but in this col umn time and again that the only reason why any one ever imagined salad should not be cut with a knife was that in the days of our ancestors there were no silver bladed knives and vinegar turned them not only black in color, but a black that came off like ink on the food it touched. Those few families who had silver-blade “salad knives” used them, others could not. Since the invention of stainless steel salad knives are -1 Party Given As Farewell The Colombian Ambassador to the Organization of the American States and Senora de Villegas were honored guests at a fare well dinner given last evening at the residence of the Alternate Representative of Argentina, Df. Enrique Ferrer Vieyra. Among others in the company were the Minister of Foreign Af fairs of Colombia and Senora de Zuleta, the Argentine Ambassador to the OEA and Senora de Coro minas, the Honduran Ambassador and Senora de Valle, the Domin ican Ambassador and Senora de Salazar, the Minister-Counselor of the Argentine Embassy and Senora de Del Campo, the Colom bian Representative to the Inter American and Social Council, Senor Mejia Palaclo; the Agri cultural Counselor of the Argen tine Embassy, Dr. Rodolfo E. Bar bagelata; and the Counselor of the Embassy, Senor Tomas de Anctiorena. properly included on every cor rectly set table. Dear Mrs. Post: As a minister’s wife I’m up against a situation in which I need your help. Most of the families in the church who in vite us to dinner are real friends. We’re not just asked because we are the minister and his wife. But when it comes to inviting neigh bors to our house I never know what may be thought by my in viting some people and not others. In other words, is it better for a minister’s wife not to enter tain except their own relations and friends outside of their church? Answer—This is a very difficult question to answer because you (unlike the rest of us) cannot make any distinction between the members of your husband’s con gregation: It seems to me that you will have to have little parties until all are equally included, or else give one general party a year. An easy way to entertain is to have an afternoon tea. Mrs. Post gives all the details in her leaflet, E-27, "Afternoon Tea." To obtain a copy, send 5 cents in coin and a stamped, self addressed envelope to her, care of The Evening Star, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York, N. Y. Mrs. Post is sorry she cannot answer personal mail. Annual Picnic On Weekend Not just one, but two days will be given over to the annual picnic for the benefit of St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Charles County, Md. The two-day affair will be held Saturday and Sunday and dinner, which is expected to be one of the finest that can be obtained in Southern Maryland, will be served from 12 noon until 9 o’clock. Dancing will be from 9:30 to 12:30 o’clock Saturday night to the music of Johnny Paul and his orchestra, and all those desiring to visit the famous shrine of St. John Vianney will have an op portunity to do so. The Rev. James P. Grace, pastor of St. Mary’s Church, extends an invitation to all his friends to be with him Saturday and Sunday. The price for adults will be $1.50 and for children, 75 cents. Buses will leave for the picnio on Saturday from St. Peter’s Church, 2nd and C streets, S. E., at lo’clock. For reservations call Mr. William Roach, Appleton 1569. On Sunday the buses will leave from St. Anthony’s Church, Twelfth and Laurence streets NJE., at 1 o’clock. 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