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Society News
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
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
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
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
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(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
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—Hessler Photo.
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
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
“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
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.
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.
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,
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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
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schecter
announce the engagement of
their daughter Marlene Rhoda to
Mr. Eugene Stanley Sandler.
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
The wedding will take place
October 30.
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
Miss Moffett is a senior at
the University of Maryland. Lt.
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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.”
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—Bradford Bachrach Photo.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
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
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
Medical technologists provide
the same assistance to patholo
gists that nurses give to doctors
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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.

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