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Society News:
- New Pakistan Ambassador
And Wife Charm the Press
By Isabelle Shelton
To hear Mohammed All, the new
Pakistan Ambassador, tell it, hi!
wife has a "disappearing ward
"She’s like women the world
over," he says, a merry twinkle In
his big brown eyes. "She may have
(00 saris in her wardrobe, bul
along comes some special part)
and she 'hasn't a thing to wear.' ’
The occasion for the Ambas
sador’s philosophical observation!
on womankind was a press con
ference-tea party at the Embass)
this week. Women reporters had
been invited to meet the new Am
bassadress. Ambassador All showed
up too, and proved a ready and
witty source of information about
his petite wife,
His wife "collects sai ls," the wa>
some women collect old tea cupe
or rare silver, the Ambassadoi
said. Neither was willing to sa)
just how many she now has, but
Madame All did point out that
they "don't take up very much
room," which eases the moving
problem for a diplomat.
Dazzling Jewels
Madame All is small <( feet. 3
Inches), slender and quite shy,
with black hair and brown eyes.
For the interview she wore a white
silk sari covered with coin-sized
red dots, a white silk blouse and a
dazzling array of genuine ruby and
pearl jewels, fashioned by native
Pakistan craftsmen.
Her long earrings looked like
miniature pagodas, with four
rings of rubies hanging one below
the other, separated by short
strands of pearls. Her bracelet
was a double circlet of square-cut
rubies, and tiny rubies dotted the
sunburst pin which secured her
sari at the waist. She also w-ore a
single necklace of pearls.
The Ambassador wore a light
brown suit and perky green plaid
bow tie.
The envoy’s wife also collects
match book covers—a hobby she
started two years ago, on her first
visit to New York City. She has
over a thousand of them, neatly
pasted in albums.
“I personally think the whole
collection a little dishonest,” the
Ambassador interjected merrily.
"Some of the covers are from
places she hasn’t actually seen.
Every time I go on a trip she
makes me promise to bring them
back—and not just one, but two
or three of each.”
With true collector’s instinct,
Madame Ali gets extras to trade
off for covers she doesn’t have.
Her fondest dream is to get one
of the special covers made in
France honoring the first trans
Atlantic aii-plane flight by Col.
Charles Lindbergh.
Madame Ali also paints—in oils
■^and shares with her husband a
passion for photography. She used
to dabble in oils at home in
Pakistan, but didn’t take any les
sons until a year and a half ago
in Canada, where her husband
was Pakistan High Commissioner
for two years just preceding his
present post. She plans to re
sume lessons here. Her pictures
are mainly landscapes, with oc-,
casional still lifes. “I’m not good
enough for portraits," she adds
Brief Dream of Parn
His wife is the reason the Alls
are in Washington today, the Am
bassador says. "She has been dy
ing to come to the United States,
for years," he explained. "A few
years hko my government offered
to make me Ambassador to fiance
the was then Ambassador to Bur
ma i So for one day 1 dream t
am in franor1 Paris! But the next
day they said 1 could have Canada
instead, if 1 preferred. And Canada
is near to New York. Mo we went
to Canada—via New York,"
Madame All "Practically com*
muled" between Ottawa and New
Ynik City, driving tlw 4MHtdd
miles herself In one day, he said,
"ft was a Utile Uatd on my pocket*
book," fte added ruefully,
'Pile Ambassadresa also worked
In two trips to Washington dur
ing their stay In Canada so she
•heady feels at home here, Bhe
has spent most of the two weeks
•nice their •nival unpacking and
getting settled Into the Embassy.
Boon she expects to start taking
pictures of Capital scenes, to add
to their already-fat collection.
They recently started making
color shots (' Also hard on the
pocketbook," the Ambassador ob
served* which they hope to ex
Ihibit some day in Pakistan, "so
everybody can know more about
! America.”
.Three Kind) of English
! Madame All speaks three lan
guages fluently—Bengali (her
mother tongue). Urdu (the Pakis
tan national language), and Eng
lish. The Ambassador says he
speaks "three kinds of English”—
Pakistan English, English Eng
lish and American English.
He thought he had a pretty
good grasp of the latter from
watching American movies in
Pakistan, he said,.but has run
into some puzzlers since his ar
rival here two weeks ago.
What is this "to thumb”? he
asked. Somebody explained about
thumbing a ride.
Turning serious, the Ambassa
dor said he plans to devote his
{time "to learning your American
know-how—how you build up your
country so quickly.”
"The United States was once
basically an agricultural nation,
as Pakistan is now,” he declared.,
"We must industrialize like you
have. We have such a large popu
lation, compared to the amount
of land we have. Our only solution
is some mass-production indus
tries—your assembly lines.”
He will be particularly inter
ested in investigating the Ameri
can textile industry, he said, since
Pakistan produces so much cotton
and jute which now is shipped to
India and other countries for proc
essing into cloth.
At 43. Ambassador All already
has a long career in public serv
ice behind him. After graduating
from Calcutta University in 1930,
he served as mayor of his home
town of Bogra and as chairman
of the county council. He estab
lished a college and became its
president. By 1937 he was a mem
ber of the Bengal Legislative As
sembly and in 1943 was appointed
Parliamentary Secretary to the
Prime Minister of Bengal. He be
came Finance and Health Minis
ter of Bengal in 1946, and several
times acted as Premier.
When the State of Pakistan was
created he was elected a member
of its Parliament, after which he
became Ambassador to Burma,
then High Commissioner to Can
Spanish Group
Honors Two
At Reception
Honors were split two ways yes
terday at the farewell party the
! Spanish Portuguese Study Group
gave at the Georgetown residence
of Mrs. Paul Magnuson. In the
spot light were Senora de Pena
herrera, wife of the retiring Ecua
dorian Ambassador, and her sis
ter, Princess Colonna.
In the receiving line at *the 4
to 6 event were Mrs. John F. Sim
mons, wife of the Chief of Proto
col: Mrs. John Casper Dreier, wife
of the Ambassador Representative
of the United States to the O. A.
S., and Mrs. Clarence • Norton
Among the assistants were Mrs.
Robert fl. Jackson, wife of the
Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court: Mrs. Thomas Mann, wife
of the Deputy Assistant Secretary
(of State; Senora de Lleras, Mrs.
William Manger, Mrs. Francis
Ulen, Mrs. John Oshermnn, Mrs.
John King, and Mrs, Klhgdon
Also pressed into service were
Mrs. Myron Coweti, Mrs. Bernard
F. Robinson. Mrs. Ralph Hilton
Mrs. Michael Galvin, Mrs. Lev
eret! Saltonstall and Mrs, Dennis
Ohavti, wives of Senators! Mrs,
!Leslie Riffle, wife of the Secretary
I of the Senate! and Mrs, Tom
jOmmally, wife of the Teaas Sen
latoF as well as the wives of the
staff members of the Ecuadoran
Princess Poltmna, who arrived
last week, will stay tmtil the Am
hassador and Ins family leave for
New York early In March,
Exhibit Planned
The Embassy of Austria has ar«
ranged an eghiblt of contemporary
paintings by Austrian artists.
They have sent out Invitations for
a preview which will take place
on March H from I to 10 o'clock
at the Whyte Gallery.
The show will continue until
March 31.
\ '
cocktails in tkn
lounge \ \
dancing from 5:30 p.m.
to the music of
bob grant
and his orchestra
betty fane watso'n
and ferry austen
Broadway and TV
singing stars appearing at
6:30 and 11:00 p.m.
S/ke ^Mayflower
Luncheon • Cocktails
Dinner • Supper
•» W « WHHr p
Kunkels Hosts
At Dinner for
The Bullards.
The first name and Initial were
the same but the roles quite dif
ferent at dinner last night when
former Representative and Mrs.
John C. Kunkel entertained in
honor of Dr. and Mrs. John C.
Bullard. The 7:30 o'clock event
took place at the 1925 F street
Mrs. Bullard is the daughter
of Representative and Mrs. Clar
enpe E. Kilburn and she and her
husband have been visiting the
Kilburns for the last week. The
party last night, however, was
the climax of their stay as they
left for home this morning to re
join their two very young chil
Among the guests at the small
gathering were Representative and
Mrs. Kilburn, Representative and
Mrs. Karl M. Le Compte. Repre
sentative Leonard W. Hall and
Representative Ralph A. Gamble.
The Kunkels just returned to
town yesterday morning after a
trip to their home in Harrisburg
and New York City.' They will
be here over the week end and
then go back to Harrisburg,
Another fete on yesterday’s
schedule was a cocktail party
that Rear Admiral and Mrs.
Thomas H. Robbins, jr., gave at
their Georgetown residence. It
was fof a small group of old
friends and took place from 6 to
8 o'clock.
For Officers
The Uruguayan Ambassador
and Senora de Mora were hosts
last evening at a cocktail party,
entertaining about 300 guests at
the headquarters of the Inter
American Defense Board. The re
ception followed the presentation
of citations to eight officers of
the United States Air Forces from
President Martlnes Trueba of
Uruguay. The President issued a
decree that these officers should
receive the titles of "Military Avi.
ators Honoris Causa" of the Na
tlonal Air Force of Uruguay,
The presentation took place at
8!30 in the presence of the De
fense Board, the officers' families
and a few other guests, ttecelvingl
the honors were Lt. Den. Hubert
Hansman, Mat, Gen. Hubert L,
Walsh, Mat, John H Btumenataek,
Capt, Herbert Gardner, Capt,1
Douglas M, Montgomery, Capt
^^ Miichel1, capt, Donald Holt
and Lt, Gabriel Bartholomew,
I '■ HU Cunntoiieui Avt,
The former
Miss Mary J. McFarlane.
In St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church,
Miss Mary Jane McFarlane became
the bride February 23 of Mr. David
Edward Costlow. The Rev. Joseph
B. Coyne officiated.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. McFarlane.
Mr. Costlow is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Costlow of Mount Un
ion, Pa.
After a Northern wedding trip,
the couple will make their home in
the Washington area._
Fort Myer Women's
Monthly Luncheon
Mrs. Raymond J. Williamsor
presided at the monthly luncheon
of the Fort Myer Women’s Club
which met yesterday at the
Officers’ Club. She is the president
of the organization.
Assisting in the various ar
rangements were Mrs. George C
Stewart, Mrs. John Oakes, Mrs
John R. Belshline, Mrs. Willis
Matthews and Mrs. Lawrence E
Lt. Col. Robert M. Homlston
Post Chaplain who is leaving soon
on a new assignment, was the
guest speaker. Next month’i
luncheon will be followed by a
fashion show.
Engaged to Wed
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Watkins ol
Fort Myer, Va„ announce the
engagement of their daughtei
Dorothy Caroline to Bergt. Wil
liam Daniel Banks, son of Mr
and Mrs, A, L, Banks of Canton
N. C,
The wedding will take place
May if, _ __
On Way Home
Mr, and Mrs, David H Frank
and Mrs, Badie Flnkelhor arrived
in Los Angeles after four weeks In
Honolulu and they will visit Lae
Vega* before returning home te
Ibis oily, <
The Dreaa
with the
Aacot Tie
- . <
is the prettiest way to
look like spring ... of
novy royon sheer with
navy and white
striped taffeta ascot
and cuffs. Sizes
12 to Iff.
At both Erlebacher stores
-1210 F Street N.W. 1
• •
Party Given
For Texan -
The star of Texas was bright
last evening when Mr. and Mrs.
Roy O. Baker and Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Kennedy entertained In
honor of Mr. Cecil E. Burney ol
Corpus Christi, Tex. The 6 to 1
reception took place at the Wash
ington Hotel.
Among the almost 100 guest:
were Associate Justice and Mrs
Thomas C. Clark. Also expected
were Senator andi Mrs. Tom Con
nally. Senator and Mrs. Lyndon
B. Johnson as well as the othei
members of the Texas Con
gressional Delegation.
Still more were Chief Justice
of the Court of Claims Marvin
Jones and Judge and Mrs. Eugene
Mr. Burney is the president ol
the Texas State Bar Association
Exclusively Yours
Meades to Leave British Embassy Here for New York Post;
Washington Girls About to Embark on Gay European Jaunt
By Betty Beale
Briusn diplomat oeraid Meade
and hia attractive wife Beatrix
have received orders regarding
their next post, and if they can’t
i be in Washington, they say
they’d rather be as close as New
York than in any other spot. As
Counselor at the embassy, Oer*
aid's particular province has
been United Nations and Latin
American affairs and the former
has kept him away from the
city much of the time. Fresh
back from Paris, he has at
tended every session of the U. N.
Oeneral Assembly since the
San Francisco conference. Now
he will become a member of the
permanent United Kingdom del
egation headed by Sir Oladwyn
J«bb. It will probably be some
thing like a two-year assign
ment for the career diplomat.
The new assignment, which he
heard about late Wednesday, will
take him to New York the 1st
of April. Beatrix, however, plans
to stay on for awhile, possibly
until late spring when their
daughter Nina graduates from
Potomac, School. It looks as
though Oeraid has a bit of
commuting in store for him,
what with the parties that will
be tossed in their direction be
fore their final departure.
* * * * ,
Two Washington girls and a
i New York friend who is the
j niece of Ambassador David
| Bruce, are about to set out on
j a fun European adventure. The
three are good friends, attractive
and known by the intriguing
; names of Twink, Tish and P.Z.
I can just see those Europeans
now trying to figure out those
labels. More formally and in
the same order, they are Mary
McLaughlin, Letitia Baldridge
and Louise Bruce.
This will be Twink McLaugh
lin's first trip to the old conti
nent and she has, she says, put
herself in the hands of her
“travel agent,” Tish Baldridge.
! Both Tish and P Z. have been
over before; in fact, the two met
in Paris where P.Z. was visiting
her uncle and Tish had a Job at
the American Embassy. They
do not expect to find the Bruces
at the Embassy this time, how
ever, as the newly appointed
Undersecretary of State and his
beautiful wife are due in Wash
ington by the first of April.
The three girls will cross the
Atlantic at different times and
in different 'ships. Tish will
I sail on the America around the
end of March; Twink will be on
the Llberte when she sails out
of New York on April 2 and will
have had a week In London by
the time she joins the other two
In Paris where P.Z. will arrive
via the cloud-borne route. They
will be gone two months alto
gether and will do up brown the
French capital, Bern, Oeneva,
Rome and that spot of unparal
leled beauty—the Isle of Capri.
It all sounds very easy to take.
At this moment heading for
a less distant but sunny so
journ are Evelyn and George
Horkan and their small
daughter Kathy. They are
driving down to Sarasota, Fla.,
where the former Evelyn MRd
dox’ cousin, Betty Bateson, has
a house. The three Capitalites
will stay at the Emerald Shores
Apartments. Their first vaca
tion in two years, they expect
to be gone three or four weeks.
They also plan to whip over to
Fort Lauderdale before return
ing to see another couple from
the home town, the James
Smiths, who will check in there
after a stay at Sea Island, Ga.
Speaking of travel, California
grande dame Mrs. Richard Mc
| Creery of Burlingame will not
come to Washington this spring
for her usual annual visit. This
: means that there will be at
least three or four parties fewer
a week than customary because
that's how often the still beauti
ful Mrs. McCreery entertained
during her entire stay of one
to three months.
Two of her Capital bridge
partners have been out there
visiting her. Percy Blair, former
curator of Anderson House,
headquarters for the Society of
the Cincinnati, has been on the
West Coast since Christmas and
both he and Myron Hofer are
now in 8nnla Barbara. Myron
rented his flne old P street
house here to paper magnate
Paul Butler for a couple of
months. Mr. Butler is in Wash
ington to do a special Job for
Secretary of Commerce Charles
staged and narrated by
Prizes —Cuest, Stars —favors
For res: call "Pierre" NA. 3110
eyes right
on Haling
!#m shoe, more chi* ,,, that's the
dictum of folobrotod leymour Troy u ho launches
his spring collection in a riot of color.
These are a few of hli Troylings
making the news In shapes—with “strings
attached," envelope sandals, and bar mesh
in the spider-web shell. Proudly,
exclusively ours.
A. NAVY or BLACK bar mesh with
suede. High or messo heel, 12.95
B. NAVY or BLACK suede “Strings
attached,” 12.95
C. NAVY calf or Black patent, 14.95
“Swashbuckler,” 12.95
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