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Tea at Eleven Ritual With New Ambassador's Wife Mrs. Holloway Writes Verse For Children By Selwa Roosevelt The ritual of “tea time’’ is fast disappearing from the American scene, but in the Union of South Africa they still have a formal tea, and twice a day at that. According to Mrs. J. E. Hollo way, wife of the new Ambassador from the Union of South Africa, and a well-known author of chil dren’s verse this custom is so much a part of their everyday life, there is very little chance of its dying out. “You see, we begin our day very early in my pountry,” said Mrs. Holloway. “At 11 o’clock we pause for our first tea. And when this is served in the home it is quite formal, with cakes and Konfyt (crystallized fruits). Then we have luncheon around one o’clock, and another tea at 4 in the afternoon.’’ Tea Breaks' “Os course, in offices and such, it is not so formal, but every one has his ‘tea breaks’ twice a day just the same,” she added. Mrs. Holloway explained this as she had her morning tea yes terday at the Embassy. Presid ing at the tea table was her com panion, Mrs. Dorothy Bonnes, who arrived with the Holloways ten days ago and who will assist the Ambassador’s wife in run ning the Embassy. "We carry this tea business so far,” she continued, “that we even have tea clubs. Various persons who expect to have tea together chip in to buy cups and saucers, spoons and a tea pot and all the other ingredients.” Over the tea cups Mrs. Hollo way explained how she came to write her numerous books of children’s verse. “I have four children and 13 grandchildren, so it’s rather ob vious that my original inspira tion came from so many little ones who wanted to be amused,” she said. “Children are a very demand ing audience, and to hold their attention a verse must have a jingle, rhythm and a touch of nonsense. I fouhd that my in spiration for the rhythm came from the native tom-toms,” she said. Writing in her native language. Afrikaans, she uses the name of Tienie Holloway. Asked why she did not write in English, Mrs. Holloway said, “The field of children’s verse in English is already so rich, that if I have any energy I want to put it into my own language.” Famous Economist Mrs. Holloway is descended from Boer stock and has lived all her life in the Union of South Africa. While this is her first experience during her forty years of marriage as a diplomat’s wife, she has been in the public eye in her own country as the wife of the head of finance. Ambassador Holloway is a well-known economist and has been the South African delegate to the Bretton Woods Confer ence and Deputy Governor of the International Monetary Fund. The Holloways have had in teresting and varied careers, but they are also landowners and have a great love of the land. “In South Africa most of us live on large farms somewhat similar to your Middle West or Texas ranches. It is a vigorous, outdoor life, and the farmers, drawn close together now by the motor car, have a strong community spirit,” she explained. There are many similarities between South' African and American farmers but the big difference is the presence of the exotic wild life and flora asso ciated with the bush country of Africa. Amoteur Botanists “My children grew up with knowledge of the ways of the • /* i «r Tr «r—w ” r »" *"*" '» 1 " ■» QUALITY YOU CAN RELY ON . . . LOW PRICES BEST & CO. . TEEN’S SCHOOL CORDUROY // ' * on the bodice, easy full skirt, . flflHlk fiJ§L « and is trimmed with attractive , '^lhH'"JUftil «|Jk^ purple. Sizes 10 to 16. 12.95 , !'< Ilf f|| ... * • WASHINGTON ARLINGTON 4433 Conntetieut Av*„ N. W. * • Emerson 3-7700 Arlington Btvd. & So. Gleb« Id. • Jackson 5-3000 U A A. « » ■ A * a m. J fM ¥ Im; 't ; * m f? Hi nBSr * V-s. £ ■ —~ s|fk, ifIHH aWBUfe;.. . -v, ' -.a..' , —v::. «%.. A WKP*$: . r.,4 1 &:* ' c I*3, .. ’LT m WEB#**' H ■Mi J|||g OBSERVES TRADITIONAL TEA HOUR—Mrs. Holloway (right), wife of the new Ambassador of the Union of South Africa, has her customary morning tea with her elephant, the lion and other wild beasts, and we all became amateur botanists,” she said. And with that she produced an example of the “resurrection plant,” peculiar to South Africa. It appeared to be a completely dead branch from a bush. Mrs. Holloway explained that it had been cut last May, and if placed ml HP JgP —Hessler Photo. MRS. CARL V. NEIDER The former Miss Barbara M. Simi. Married in the Church of the Nativity, Washington, Au gust 28. Louise Johnson Marries Here Announcement is made by Mrs. Edwin G. Dexter of the marriage of her daughter, Mrs. Louise Johnson, of Pass-a-Grille Beach, Fla., to Mr. Herbert Bell of Milton-on-Hudson, N. Y., on September 4. The Rev. Dr. E. B. Wellingham officiated at the ceremony, which took place in the Chapel of the National Baptist Memorial Church. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s mother. The couple plan to make their home in Milton-on-Hudson. in water even now it would become green and alive again. Mrs. Holloway told about the camping trips near the River Limpopo which she went on, with her children and grand children. “These expeditions are a rou tine part of our lives. They are not safaris—which are the big Engagements Announced Mr. and Mrs. George T. Reeves of Falls Church, announce the engagement of their daughter Doris Lee to Mr. Earl W. Chil dress, jr„ son of Mrs. Ruth C. Childress and M r - E. Wellington Childress of Richmond, Va. A late fall wedding is planned. Miss Reeves is a graduate of Westhampton College of the Uni versity of Richmond. Mr. Chil dress was graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary. G ark-Wyatt Mr. and Mrs. David S. Clark of Oak Ridge', Term., announce the engagement of their daugh ter Wendy to Mr. Paul Richard Wyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leroy Wyatt of Chatta nooga, Tenn. The wedding will take place late this month. Hardesty-Murrow Mr. and Mrs. John O. Hard esty of Hyattsville, Md., an nounce the engagement of their daughter Carolyn Ann to Mr. Joseph Samuel Murrow, son of Mrs. Juanita S. Murrow of this city and Mr. E. F. Murrow of Robersonville, N. C. An October wedding is planned. Miss Hardesty is a graduate of Northwestern High School and attended the Ohio State University. Her fiance is now serving with the U. S. Navy at Patuxent River, Md. McAlister-Blauvelt Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Mc- Alister of Bethesda announce the engagement of their daughter Laura Louise to Mr. Peter DeWitt Blauvelt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Blauvelt of New York. Miss McAlister Is a sophomore at the University of Maryland, <• A *• » ** W X * W companion, Mrs. Dorothy Bonnes, presiding at the tea table. The ritual of the formal tea is carried out twice a day in her country. —Star Staff Photo by George Havens. game hunts which only men go on as a rule. But these are family affairs—usually forty or fifty people.” ♦ “On these trips we keep huge fires burning as big as an ordi nary room. They burn all night long for we know that the lions won’t come where there is fire.” Such descriptions are enough where she is majoring in nursing. Mr. Blauvelt graduated from the New York Military Academy and is also a sophomore at the Uni versity of Maryland, where he is majoring in agriculture. 1 No date has been set for the wedding. Schecter-Sandler Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schecter announce the engagement of their daughter Marlene Rhoda to Mr. Eugene Stanley Sandler. Morgen-Rountree Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Morgen of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of this city, announce the engage ment of their daughter Joan Lee to Lt. (j. g.) Jackson Bar tow Rountree, U. S. N. R., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rountree of Lake City, Fla. The bride-elect was graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in Fredericksburg. Mr. Rountree is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Knoxville, Tenn. He is currently stationed in Wash ington. The wedding will take place October 30. Moffett-Jones Mr. and Mrs. George Moffett, of Chestertown, Md., have an nounced the engagement of their daughter, Maxine, to Lt. Stuart E. Jones, jr., USAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart E. Jones of Washington. Miss Moffett is a senior at the University of Maryland. Lt. PeuOte m IS WALKING ON A CLOUD EXCLUSIVE WITH L. E. MASSEY /A •Reg. Trade Mark • Black, Red, Tan, Navy Blue Kid • Black Suede • Suede and Leather Combinations in Green, Black, Blue, Brown, Charcoal Gray It's a fact. The Padre is up on a cloud . . . and no wonder, the airfoam innersole makes it a dream walking. If you are looking for fit and comfort, if you want a tailored shoe to wear with your fall clothes, come see the Padre. Sizes 4to 10, AAAA to E. J j Second Floor 14.95 /!/ J CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED i/il ASSE V 606 13th V Where The Bus Stops At F % *" i to stir most Americans’ imagina tion—and cause the old wander lust to run riot. But Mrs. Hollo way says she ranks high in all her experiences the privilege of representing her country in the United. States. And she added, "Coming here is the beginning of what I am sure will be an exciting adventure.” *• i ■ —Bradford Bachrach Photo. MRS. HOWARD F. PRAT The former Miss Jeanne C. Wells. Married August 28 in St. James Anglican Church, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. Jones was graduated from the University of Maryland in June and is now undergoing flight training at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas. Hackett-Schaefer Mrs. Ernest A. Hackett of Chevy Chase, announces the en gagement of her daughter Mary Jane to Mr. Edward W. Schaefer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Schaefer of Bethesda, Md. Red Cross Luncheon Tomorrow Mrs. Bruce H. Roberts, chair mux of the Arts and Skills Serv ice of the District Red Cross Chapter, will entertain at a luncheon tomorrow in honor of the unit chairmen of the Service. At this time they will map out plans for new volunteer training classes in crafts which will begin September 13. Washington Hospital- have re quested 79 new trained volun teers this year to assist in the diversional therapy program by teaching crafts. This is the first time Arts and Skills be assigned to the D. C. General Hospital and D. C. Village, and specialized training for duty in these two hospitals will be given in the Initial September courses. Arts and Skills classes are for daytime volunteers only. Persons interested in enrolling should telephone Executive 3-7600, ex tension 211. Invited to attend tomorrow’s luncheon are Mrs. Bernei Bur gunder and Mrs. E. Edwin Nigh man, vice chairman of the serv ice: Mrs. Walter Snedeker, chair man, Walter Reed Hospital: Mrs. John Brennan, chairman, Forest Glen; Mrs. Frank Sheviak, chair man, Bolling Air Base Hospital, Mrs. Guy Pearson, U. S. Soldiers Home Hospital: Mrs. Lloyd Lewis, Washington Home for Incurables: Mrs. Robert McCarthy, House of Mercy: Mrs. Harvey Donaldson, St. Ann’s Infant Asylum and Mrs. Andrew J. Somerville, Flor ehce Crittenton Home. Franklins Live Here Mr. and Mrs. Butler Brayne Thornton Franklin will be at home after September 15 at 3239 N street in Gfeorgetown. Mr. Franklin, who is the son of the late former United States Con sul Lynn W. Franklin, and his bride, the former Miss Penelope Gordon Stiles Hardin, were mar ried September 4 in Christ Epis copal Church at Spotsylvania Court House, Va. Cards announcing the mar riage have been issued by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Maxwell Hardin n of Fredericks burg, Va. Only members iof the two immediate families were present and there was no re ception following the ceremony, owing to the serious illness of Dr. Hardin. Mr. Franklin’s mother still lives in her family home, Fall Hill, at Fredericksburg, which was in the Washington family and has been inherited by the man or woman who bears the name of Butler in the. direct line from Betty Washington Thornton. Mr. Franklin’s father lived in Washington through his boyhood and early years until he entered the consular service. The bride and bridegroom were playmates in Fredericksburg and she visited his family when the late Mr. Franklin was United States Consul at Curacoa, Neth erlands West Indies, before his retirement. Miss Winn Is Married Miss Dorothy Evelyn Winn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Winn of Wood Acres, Md., was married August 21 to Mr. Robert Hammon Geis of Baltimore, Md. The Rev. Edward R. Rowley, jr., performed the ceremony, which took place in the Metro politan Memorial Methodist Church. Mrs. Geis is a graduate of the Maret School and attended American University. Mr. Geis -attended Yale University and the University of Maryland. After a wedding trip the cou ple will make their home in Bal timore. THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. TUESDAY. 6EPTEMBEB T. 1(M 70,000 Technologists Needed in America By Betty Miles Miss* Audrey Murphy became official national recruitment chairman for the American So ciety of Medical Technologists last June—taut she’s been re cruiting unofficially for her pro fession ever since she became a medical technologist in 1946. “I love my work,” blue-eyed, blond Miss Murphy declared “I think any one who likes science and is interested in people will enjoy it.” In town to attend the Inter national Congress of Patholo gists at the Shoreham Hotel through September 11, Miss Murphy spoke to the group at the opening session last night when the new recruitment film, “Career: Medical Technology” was introduced. Room for 70,000 More As volunteer national recruit ment chairman, her task is to co-ordinate efforts of the’society’s .chapters in the 48 States, the District of Columbia and Hawaii to tell the public about this relatively new and growing field. Although their numbers (in cluding the number of men) and .their salaries have been increas ing, 70,000 more technologists could be placed if they were available. Dr. Lall G. Montgomery, a pathologist who is chairman of the board of registry of medical technologists, declared in the opening meeting last night, “The brutal fact is this: Our age of medical miracles is beginning to bog down for lack of adequately trained laboratory workers to do the indispensable laboratory job.” Medical technologists provide the same assistance to patholo gists that nurses give to doctors ■ - —R BEFORE THE THEATRE LUNCHEON... COCKTAILS and DINNER with Sidney musfc T DANCING from Bto 1- . . to the music of Johnny Shaw ill and his orchestra . . . featuring 111 It Deris Wright Vocalist . I#> . She <ykayf&u>er 'jH . .me. G STREET N.W.I IRARKin9t.II ARCADE Washington 5, D. C.| (Arlington 3/ Virginia f,ew m od money pocket, p. 1.. U mi lotge corryoll pocke' Stitched sell-belt mottled tone ot»-tone Socle lucv.d »o*. v —— m?, “Versatiler” 10’" THE MOST BELOVED CASUAL S|2|J |Q 2Q NOW IN RAYON GABARDINE 12V4-22V4 Time is measured in many ways . . . but a new fashion season begins with the purchase of your new "Verso tiler," it suits your way of life, no matter where or how you live. Beige, red; green, purple or turquoise. Fourth Floor, G Street and PARKington COME, WRITE OR PHONE NA. 8-7850 Add 2% D. C. Sales Tax plus 25c Shipping Charge * B-3 in medicine and surgery, Miss Murphy explained. The medical technologists perform laboratory tests which are helpful in estab lishing the presence, or lack of, most diseases of major import ance, including cancer, tuber 'culosis, diabetes, polio and others through the study of such things as blood and tissues, by labora tory methods. The pathologist acts as a consultant to the at tending physician, interpreting the results of these tests. Work Varies “Some young people, especially women, don’t realize that medi cal technology is a field where they can satisfy their interest in science, although they do not want to become doctors or full fledged chemists,” Miss Murphy pointed out. “Here is a field where they can work exclusively in chemistiy, for example. Or they can work in a smaller lab. where it is pos sible to shift from one depart ment to another, such as bacte riology, chemistry and hemotol ogy (work with blood),” she ex i plained. Miss Murphy herself is em ployed by three pathologists in a clinic in St. Louis, Mo. “Some have constant contact i with patients through such acti j vities as taking blood, or giving basal metabolism tests. Others prefer to sit back in the lab and work all by themselves.” Medical technologists must complete two years of college, she explained, and one year’s training in a school approved by the Council on Education and Hospitals of the American Med ical Association. Then they must pass the examination given by the registry of medical technol ogists of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.