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| Society News
Small and Informal Festivities
Filled Holiday Calendar Here
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Entertainments in the National
Capital on the 174th anniversary
of the country’s independence
were small and informal but none
the less gay. Scores of members
of the Chevy Chase Club met
there for dinner and watched
the fireworks through the eve
ning. Mrs. Randall H. Hagner was
one of these who had guests with
The new Counselor of the Aus
tralian Emabssy, Mr. Colin Moodie,
gave a party Monday in his new
apartment in the Broadmoor which
was in the nature of a housewarm
ing and also honored two visitors
from his homeland. Mr. and Mrs.
Malcolm Moir of Canberra are here
for a few days on their way to
England. They stayed at the Stat
ler and several small and informal
fetes were given in their honor.
Mrs. Paul Malone, wife, of the
First Secretary of the Canadain
Embassy, was hostess at luncheon
today for Mrs. Moir, who with
Mr. Moir will go to New York this
evening. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moir
are leading architects in Canberra
and planned the new United States
Embassy in that capital. They are
making a study of modern trends
in architecture during their trip
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—Southall Photo.
Miss Helen Regina McMahon,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark L.
McMahon, was married Saturday
morning to Mr. Joseph Lloyd
Tobin, jr., whose parents live in
Hempstead, Long Island. The
Rev. E. Jerome Winter officiated
at 9 o’clock at the Shrine of the
Sacred Heart and said the nuptial
mass. The wedding breakfast and
reception followed in the Bur
gundy Room at Wardman Park
Mr. and Mrs- Tobin will live at
Hempstead, where the former is
practicing law.
Miss Patricia A. McMahon was
maid of honor for her sister and
her other attendants were Mrs.
John D. Butler and Miss Marion
Mr. John H. Deierlein of New
Rochell was best man and the
ushers included the Messrs. Louis
J. Castellano, jr., of Hempstead,
James Heffernan, John J. Hinders
and Mark L. McMahon, jr.
around the world. July 17 is the
date of their departure from New
York for England.
Former United States Minister
to Australia and Mrs. Nelson T.
Johnson will give a cocktail party
for them this afternoon before
they go to New York.
Former United States Consul
General at Melbourne, Australia,
and Mrs. Richard F. Boyce were
hosts at an informal Fourth of
July celebration yesterday in their
attractive home on South Lee
street in Alexandria. Their guests
included Mr. and Mrs. Moir and
a number of those from the Aus
tralian Embassy as well as others
who have had service there.
Erwins Al Fresco Fete
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parsons
Erwin were hosts at their home,
Arbremont, overlooking Rock
Creek yesterday. It was the last
such party they plan before going
to their place at Mackinac Island
for the remainder of the sum
mer. Guests were invited for a
swim in the charming pool and a
buffet supper under the trees.
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin will be
joined at Mackinac during the
summer by their children. Mr.
and Mrs. John Alvin Croghan and
their two children will spend
August there, and Mr. and Mrs.
Macdonald Goodwin plan to be
there for a fortnight or more.
Mr. Henry Parsons Erwin, jr„ is
in the West traveling with a num
ber of his classmates at Princeton
and a professor or two. The party
is doing some research work in
geology, which is a part of Hal
Erwin’s work toward his mining
engineer’s degree. He has com
pleted his freshman year at
Princeton and Hull stop at Mack
inac for a vacation before re
suming his studies.
Prenuptial Parties
Mr. and Mrs. T. Perry Lippitt
gave an al fresco luncheon yester
day at the home of the latter’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W.
Holtzberg, in Chevy Chase. Their
guests were asked to meet Miss
Anne Moussot and her fiance, Mr.
Walter Coutant Humstone, who
will be married tomorrow.
The company numbered about
35 and included members of the
wedding party and out-of-town
guests, including Mr. and Mrs.
Millard Cummings Humstone of
New Orleans, parents of the bride
Mrs. Humstone was hostess at
dinner last evening for Miss Mous
sot and her attendants, while the
younger Mr. Humstone gave his
bachelor dinner.
In the News
Mr. and Mrs. R. King Stone and
Miss Lois Stone have come to
Washington to live from their
home in Charlotte, N. C.
The newcomers are staying with
Mrs. Stone’s brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Engler
until the house at 5806 Massa
chusetts avenue, which they re
cently purchased, is ready for oc
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Stein will
return today from Birmingham,
Ala., where they went Friday by
plane to spend the week end and
Mr. Meriwether Graves Thomas
has returned to his home on Bel
mont road from a short visit to
his aunt, Mrs. Edgar Lee Perkins
in Richmond. Mr. Thomas spent
almost half of last year in Peru,
where he was the guest of his
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. John Burgess at San Isidro,
in Lima.
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Rear Admiral Milton E. Miles, who has succeeded Rear Admiral Osborne B. Hardison as director of Pan American Affairs
and United States Naval Missions, and Mrs. Miles received a warm greeting when they attended a party given as a farewell
to Admiral and Mrs. Hardison. Hosts on this occasion were Mexican Naval Attache and Senora de Vasquez del Mercado. Pictured
left to right are Admiral Miles, Mrs. Miles, Senora de Vasquez del Mercado and Admial de Vasquez del Mercado.—Julia King Photo.
The Director of Public Relations
for the Republican National Com
mittee and Mrs. William R. My
lander celebrated their silver wed
ding anniversary yesterday. They
were married in Ohio, both having
graduated from the Ohio State
University. Mrs. Mylander for
merly was Miss Elizabeth Houk of
Urbanna and Mr. Mylander’s for
mer home is near Toledo. Their
two daughters, Mrs- James Bow
man and Miss Sally Mylander, en
joyed the celebration
Plans were made for a garden
party at their home in Westgate,
but the hosts prepared for the
predicted thunder showers by
having a bar and a buffet table
indoors as well as outside.
Guests included a number of
Mr. Mylander’s associates in the
Gridiron Club who staged a spe
cial brief act for their hosts. Mr.
James T. Berryman drew an orig
inal cartoon commemorating the
Mr. Ned Brooks made the pres
entation of a beautiful silver tea
service from the host’s colleagues
in the newspaper profession.
Mr. Walker S. Buel “orated” a
poem, written by him for the oc
casion which is a parody on Long
fellow’s “Hiawatha.”
Cones and Shears
Hosts at Supper
That any number of officials
stayed in Washington for the
Fourth was evident at the picnic
supper given at Col. and Mrs. J.
Carroll Cone’s residence on
Springland lane last evening. Col.
and Mrs. Cone and Mr. and Mrs.
Shears were jointly responsible
for the delightful party that drew
about 100 friends, including cabi
net members, Senators and top
ranking military figures.
Lanterns were strung across the
lawn to cast a festive glow in the
garden mid an accordionist pro
vided continuous melody. Two
birthday cakes marked the double
celebration of the two hosts which
was the real purpose of the party.
I Exclusively Yours
• —
Tommy Letters Most Forehanded Parents;
Philip Bonsais Are Here From Paris
By Betty Beale
Here’s the most amazing party
news that has ever come to the
attention of this columnist. The
Tommy Leiters must be the most
forehanded parents in history. On
June 4 they celebrated the birth
of their first child, a daughter by
the name of Mary Victoria. Two
weeks ago when la petite was not
yet three weeks old, Tommy and
Oatsey Leiter wired Meyer Davis to
reserve his orchestra ror June 4,
1968 for the debut dance of little
Mary! In short she will be pre
sented to society on her 18th
Such confidence 18 years ahead
of time is incredible, is terrific, is,
in fact, kind of nice considering
the atomic bomb, the war in Ko
rea, etc., etc. It smacks of the
past stability of English society
plus the natural optimism of the
* * * *
Able career diplomat Philip
Bonsai and his attractive wife
Margaret returned to Washington
from Paris last week via the He de
France. Attached to ECA in
Paris for the past two years, Phil
is here for consultations and a few
days leave before going back
the. 16th of this month. Former
political adviser to Averell Harri
man, he will return to Paris in a
new capacity. Margaret will go
down this week to Knoxville to
visit her family and will probably
not return to France before the
end of August.
The Bonsais have an apartment
in Neuilly outside of Paris in a
charming old converted house that
is something of a Washington
stronghold. They occupy the sec
ond floor, the Norman Armour,
jr.’s the first floor and Warren
Delano Robbins and his recent
bride the top floor. The young
Armours have been living in Paris
for the past year and a half while
Norman, jr. has been associated
with the American Express there.
Having passed his foreign serv
ice exams a while back, Norman
was assigned a month ago to our
embassy in Paris. Warren Robbins
is still with the Morgan bank.
* * * *
The Ellery Husteds have gone
to South Salem, N. Y. for the
summer; they have a house there.
They took with them their three
daughters, Carol, Helen and Pris
cilla, who are about the cutest
tricks Capital society has seen in
many a day. At a recent debut
dance, a relaxed stag line suddenly
moved en masse down to one end
of the ballroom floor to gaze with
captivated interest at Helen, who’s
small, has an adorable face and
does a perfect rumba and samba.
She is movie material, but even if
Hollywood doesn’t find her, Wash
ington may not be able to keep
her and her sisters. They went
to school in Mexico last year, want
to go back. Their mother is the
Helen Husted who writes and
teaches poetry and compiled the
anthology of love poems published
this spring.
Jacqueline Bouvier, post deb
sister of Lee Bouvier and daughter
of Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss, is
coming back to the Capital scene
next year. A Vassar student who
has spent her junior year study
ing at the Sorbonne University,
Jackie adores Paris and is loathe
to leave but is coming back to
take her senior year at George
The Benjamin Cains will say
cheerio on the 15th and head for
Edgartown and a five weeks’ va
cation. Currently involved in
building a house on Whitehaven
street, they fully expect to have to
dash back to town as soon as they
get settled on Martha’s Vineyard.
. . . Marian and Bob Waggaman
have been enjoying the salty smell,
the sun and the sand on Nan
tucket Island for quite a while
now. They have a house in the
town of Nantucket where Bob will
attempt to ferret out as usual
everything to do with whales and
whaling. He’s the Capital expert
on the subject.
hot weather fashions
at tremendous and timely savings
'throughout the store *
no mail or phone orders • no c. o.d/$
all sales fined'
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At Newport
Former Ambassador to Japan
and Mrs. Joseph C. Grew, who
have ben at their home in Boston
for some time, are now in Newport
for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bruce
Howe, who spent some time in the
south of France, with Mrs. Rob
ert H. Dunlap, have returned to
this country and are again at their
place. Berry Hill, at the Rhode
Island resort. Mrs. Dunlap will be
returning to the United States
next month and with Mrs. Howe
will go up to the McDowell colony
in New Hampshire for a several
weeks’ stay.
Mrs. Clark Mclllwaine has with
her for the rest of the season at
Lilac House, her residence at New
port, her son-in-law and daughter,
the Marquess and Marchioness of
Milford Haven.
Mr. Claiborne Pell of the State
Department joined Mrs. Pell at
the Waves for the week-end holi
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Klinge
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Mary Ann, to Mr. Al
fred Franklin Shorb, son of Mrs.
John F. Shorb and the late Mr.
Miss Klinge is an alumna of
Washington College at Chester
town. Md., and her fiance is an
alumnus of the University of
Emily Post
A bride describes this problem:
‘"My own mother is not living;
my father who is giving the wed
ding is married again and has two
young children by this marriage.
I have lived with my grandmother
and her two sisters. I’m wonder
ing who should take my mother’s
place at the wedding and recep
tion? My stepmother and I are
very good friends and I’m having
both my half-sister and brother
in the wedding. Could grand
mother feel hurt if I chose my
stepmother? What is usual?’’
Unless she is ill or very feeble,
your grandmother should sit in
the third seat of the front pew
with your father and stepmother.
At the reception, your grand
mother should also receive—either
standing beside your stepmother
or Just a little way apart. This
last is more practical because it
permits her friends to remain
grouped around her.
Twosomes? No!
Dear Mrs. Post: There is one
woman in our group who thinks
that everywhere we go and every
thing we do is in temporary
couples. The wives should be with
other husbands, not their own.
She quotes you as her authority.
The rest of us don’t think you
mean necessarily to go to this
Answer: I’m not very sure about
her interpretation of my meaning.
According to etiquette, wives and
husbands are not seated next to
—Chase Photo.
The wedding of Miss Eleanor
Lyn Wenzl and Lt. John H. Doer
ing of the Marine Corps, son of
Mrs. Minnie Doering of Wakamsa,
Ind., took place Saturday after
noon in the Mount Vernon Place
Methodist Church.
The Rev. A. N. Warner officiated
and a reception followed at Hotel
Mr. Leonard Wenzl gave his sis
ter in marriage and she was at
tended by Miss Betty Jean Finoc
chiaro. Maj. Lynn Stewart was
the best man.
The couple will make their home
in Cherry Point, N. C.
each other at dinner parties, and
throughout the evening the con
versation is properly in groups
rather than two by two. This
does not mean that husbands and
wives avoid each other when in
company, but merely that they do
not limit their conversation to
each other.
In Line of Duty
Dear Mrs. Post: Should a hat
check girl help a man on with
his coat? I believe I’ve read in
your column that a woman does
not give him this service.
Answer: Unless he is ill or
handicapped, a friend does not
hold his coat for him. A hat
check girl is a professional at
tendant and naturally does so.
Mrs. Post is sorry she cannot
answer personal mail. Would
you like to know about cocktail
parties—the invitation and what
to serve? Her leaflet E-26 gives
full details. To obtain a copy
send S cents in coin and a
stamped, self-addressed enve
lope to her c/o The Evening
Star, P. O. Box 99, Station G,
New York 19, N. Y.
The marriage of Miss Sara Gel
man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan Gelman of Buffalo, N. Y.,
to Mr. Marvin Bergsman of Wash
ington and Port Huron, Mich.,
took place, June 25, in Buffalo,
After a wedding trip to Bermuda
Mr. and Mrs. Bergsman will reside
in Washington.
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