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400 Attend Reception
For Legislators
By Ruth D«««
The . reception for Demo
cratic members of Congress
given yesterday by the
Woman’s National Democratic
Club had all the Ingredient*
of a victory reunion.
More than 400 guests at
tended the 4 to 6 o’clock party,
the largest congressional event,
club officials estimated, that
ever has been held in its spa
cious quarters on New Hamp
shire avenue.
Last November’s Congres
sional sweep to victory brought
forth* many of the old faces
as well as new ones.
Neubeiger Present
An early arrival was Senator
Richard Neuberger, whose con
troversial speech two weeks
ago not only made the head
lines but also made him an
overnight hero of his party.
The speech, politically consid
ered a veiled attack on Vice
President Nixon, turned the
Senator’s quiet arrival yester
day into a lionizing session
which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Looking over the crowded
room, he mused, “I didn’t rea
lize there were so many Dem
ocrats.” One club member
Joked that she was glad the
Senator was wearing his name
tag because of his close re
semblance to Representative
James Roosevelt of California.
The latter was not at the
party.
Also among the missing
were Senator and Mrs. Bark
ley, Senator and Mrs. Strom
Thurmond and Senator and
Mrs. O’Mahoney.
Before he left the party,
Senator Neuberger had prac
tically covered the country
conversationally. His hand
shaking rounds included Mis
souri's Senator and Mrs. Rich
ard Bolling, California’s Rep
resentative and Mrs. John E.
Moss, Jr., Mississippi Repre
sentative and Mrs. John C.
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TIA TALK —Representative Coya Knutson of Minnesota
takes a tea cup order from her colleague, Representative
Richard Lankford of Maryland, at yesterday's reception
at the Woman's Notional Democratic Club.
The
Palladian
*'* dte^tdwumt
Rout Prime Ribo of Reef, marvelously juicy,
tender, delicious! Served with fresh garden
vegetables, French fried potatoes and sliced
tomatoes, $3.50.
Poitrine de Boeuf Braise—Breast of beef,
braised with a medley of enticing flavors.
Served with boiled potato and fresh garden
vegetables, $2.50.
Arros eon Polio a la Nieora. Chicken with
undertones of epicurean flavor. Served with
vegetable salad, $2.50.
Dinner from fix
Shoreham Hotel
coNNfcncvr at caivut ..
f ß *! so** -s,
Stennis and Representative
Jack Brooks of Texas.
As he wss about to leave,,
former White House assistant
Donald Dawson and Irwin
Boss, administrative assistant
to Senator Magnuson, both
grabbed‘him for congratula
tory handshakes.
He was barely able to get
through his crowd of admirers
to the receiving line to bid ,
adieu to the president of the
club, Mrs. Oscar Chapman, and
ask to be remembered to her
husband. The former Interior
Secretary was not able to be
present, Mrs. chapman later
explained, as he is still re
cuperating from an attack of
extreme fatigue and illness
suffered from his strenuous
campaigning for last Novem
ber’s elections.
The name tags were novel—
a picture of the Capitol dome
surmounted with a caricature
of a donkey’s bead saying,
"Welcome.”
Speaker There Too
Taking the spotlight for the
last half of the party was
Speaker Sam Rayburn of
Texas who was a late arrival.
Speaker Rayburn explained he
had spent t tk day visiting
friends in the Maryland coun
tryside and had returned with
Just enough time to stop and
change his shirt before going
on to the reception. He was
accompanied by his sister, Mrs.
Robert Bartley, and secretary.
Miss Ella Clary.
Among those remaining who
stopped for a word with the
Speaker were Charles Murphy,
a former White House assist
ant, and Charles Murray, son
of Senator James Murray of
Montana.
Preside at Tea Table
No party is complete without
a touch of glamour. Several of
the women members of Con
gress, dressed in their party
best, presided at the tea table.
Among them were Representa
tive Oracle Pfost of Idaho,
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PARTY POLITICS—Name tags with donkeys were in style at the reception for Demo
cratic members of Congress given yesterday by the Woman's National Democratic
Club. Mrs. Oscar Chapman, club president, greets Senator Richard Neuberger of
Oregon (left) and Senator Clinton Anderson of New Mexico.
wearing a stunning champagne
satin outfit with matching
cocktail hat of encrusted sea
shells; Mrs. Leonor Sullivan of
Missouri, in a slim black
sheath; Mrs. Coya Knutson of
Minnesota and Mrs. Vera Bu
chanan of Pennsylvania.
Among others who stopped
by during the afternoon etont
were Nevada’s new Senator
Alan Bible, former Postmaster
General and Mrs. Jesse Don
aldson, the new chairman of
the Democratic National Com
mittee, Paul B. Butler, Ten
nessee Representative and Mrs.
J. Percy Priest, the new fresh
man Representative from Wis
consin and Mrs. Henry 8. Reuss
'and Representative Charles C.
Diggs, Jr., from Michigan.
Florida Bpund
Mr. and Mrs. David Frank
will leave this city soon to
spend the winter at Hollywood
Beach, Fla.
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T hurmond To Be Guest
Senator Thurmond of South
Carolina and national presi
dent of the Reserve Officers
Association will be the guest
of honor at a reception and
dinner to be held Thursday
night to the Army Navy Club.
The party is being given by
Brig. Gen. John N. Andrews,
commanding general of the
310th Logistical Command,
Fort Myer, Va., and is expected
to attract Congressional dig
nitaries as well as high rank
ing officers of the Defense De
partment and the Department
of the Army.
Among those invited to at
tend are Senator Lyndon B.
Johnson, Senate Majority
Leader; Senator Richard Rus
sell. chairman. Senate Armed
Services Committee; Repre
sentative Carl Vinson, chair
man, House Armed Services'
Committee; Assistant Secre
tary of Defense Carter Burgess
and Assistant Secretary of the
Army Hugh Milton.
Still others include Gen.
Matthew B. Ridgeway, Army
Chief of Staff; Lt. Gen. Walter
Weible, Army Deputy Chief of
Staff for Operations and Ad
ministration; Lt. Gen. Floyd
L. Parks, commanding general
Second Army, and Maj. Gen.
B. L. Milburp, office of the
Army Chief of Staff.
Announcement
Miss Doris Guhring, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Guhring of Waterbury, Conn.,
was married January 14 to Mr.
J. Albert Weinberg, jr„ son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Wein
berg of this city. The ceremony
took place here.
The couple will make their
home at the Westchester
Apartments.
TBS EVENING BTAR, Washington. D. G
sowmt, itinim it, ias»
Exclusively Yoursr— betty beale I
Speaker Gives Party Minus Any Republicans So-Called;
Capital Society Greets "Indestructible" Ruth Draper
Speaker Rayburn’s party at
the Sheraton-Cariton Satur
day afternoon was as friendly
and informal as the customary
gatherings *
on the ve
randa of his
white frame
house in 1
Bonham, %slgS9|^^R
Tex.
It was al- Jmt|^V
so as Dem- EKlflp
ocratic a s "‘WKBM
you'd ever
find outside '"*os
of a cam- iHsB
paign year.
There were ■
no Repub-
Hearts ao- *at* •*»>•
called present. Not even the
one Republican Texas con
gressman was there, though
the rest of the Texas delega
tion were invited 100 per cent
strong. It’s obvious that Mr.
Sun, as he once again bangs
the gavel to the House of Rep
resentatives, means business
and he sees no reason for mix
ing it with pleasure either.
Out of 256 invited to the
5:30 to 7:30 reception, only
seven refused because they
were out of town, which is as
high an acceptance rate
Washington probably ever
heard of for an afternoon
party. Senate Majority Leader
Lyndon Johnson and his wife
Ladybird were there and
“Eisenhower Democrat” Sena
tor Price Daniel and Mrs.
Daniel; two judges from Texas
—Chief Judge Marvin Jones of
the United States Court of
Claims, and Judge Eugene
Worley of the United States
Court of Customs and Patent
Appeals; and those two good
Texas Democrats, Ambassador
and Lady Maktos. The British
Ambassador has more claim
on the Lone Star State than
you’d think. He’s an admiral
in the Texas Fleet.
Rare Party Guests
This delightful, uncrowded
gathering in honor of the
Speaker's two sisters. Miss Lu
cinda Rayburn and Mrs. S. E.
Bartley, drew Capital officials
who ordinarily never cross the
hors d’oeuvres threshold.
Face* unfamiliar to the cock
tail circuit were those of
House Majority Leader John
McCormack and Representa>
tive Wilbur Mills and his wife.
Others only a little more fa
miliar were bachelor Chair
man of the House Ways and
Means Committee Jere Cooper,
Chairman of the Interstate
and Foreign Commerce Com
mittee and Mrs. Percy Priest.
The host’s old friend, former
Gov. Will Hobby and bis
beautiful wife. Welfare Sec
retary Oveta Hobby, dropped
by, along with two other Tex
ans to the administration,
Deputy Secretary of Defense
and Mr* .Bob Anderson. And
there were Senator and Mrs.
Earle elements, and “Tommy
the Cork" who worked with
Mr. Rayburn when he wrote
much of the early New Deal
legislation: and the only two
Democratic members of the
Federal Communications Com
mission-Miss Frieda Hen
nock and the Speaker’s nephew
Bob Bartley who's worried be
cause Frieda’s term is up June
30.
Lion of the Party
Lion of the party was noted
TV and radio commentator Ed
Murrow, who’s not short at
all, though he gives that im
pression on TV, but is lean,
handsome and six feet tall.
The women were falling all
over themselves trying to meet
him. Down here to do a por
trait on a Senate Committee
for this Tuesday night’s show,
he has filmed the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee
including a five-minute ses
sion with each member.
Speaker Rayburn was kidded
about the Pennsylvania widow,
Mrs. Grace Jackson dark,
who got past Capitol security
checks last Thursday after
noon and went into the House
chamber and up to the Speak
er’s rostrum. "You noticed.”
said Mr. Sam, “that she passed
450 men and came up to me.
That's the kind of a man I
am.”
** * *
Ruth Draper, the great
monologuist, hardly had a
chance to get a word in edge
wise yesterday at the Jeffer
son Pattersons’ party in her
honor. The Pattersons’ ele
gant Thompson Circle h'ouse
was filled with party conver
sation from 6 to 8 with new
and old friends of the noted
actress who has come out of
retirement toplay again. “You
and I are the two lndestruct
ibies,” Mrs. Robert Woods
Bliss told her, repeating the
remark of a mutual friend.
Mrs. BUss said she was going
to the Shubert this evening to
see her opening performance
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which is a benefit for the
Frontier Nursing Service. Mrs.
Patterson is chairman of the
Washington Committee of the
F. N. S.
Lady Makins, daughter of
the late Dwight Davis, said
she could remember Miss
Draper from her childhood
days at Dark Harbor, Me.,
when as a friend of her par
ents Miss Draper frequently
did monologues for the enter
tainment of her contempo
raries. In fact, it was her
parents who started her off on
a professional career, re
marked Alice Makins. Miss
Draper had just told her that
it was they who engaged her
for the first time when they
were living in St. Louis.
The Secretary of State's
wife was there and a little
lady introduced herself to her.
In return Mrs. Dulles intro
duced herself. “I’m Mrs. Fog**
ter Dulles,” she replied f*>-
litely. “Oh, yes, Mrs. Foster,’*
continued the little lady
blithely chatting on. “I’m
Mrs. Foster Dulles,” repeated
the Secretary’s wife, trying to
get the record straight. The
unknown lady was a little per
plexed, “Are you any relation
to Allen?” . . . What price
fame, anyhow?
Mrs. Dulles’ new setse
tary was there too. She is
none other than Caroline Sim
mons, wife of tile Chief of
Protocol, who says her job is
fascinating. She took it over
when Elite Thomas returned to
New York to December. For
merly “The Shophound” oa
Vogue magazine, EHie is look
ing for an apartment and a
new job.
National Gallery of Art Di
rector David Finley walked to.
took one look from a distance
at the magnificent portrait of
two small blond children over
the mantel and said: “Eight
eenth century British." He
was right. It was a Reynolds.
New Senator George Bender
of Ohio was there with his
wife who was wearing a dark
brown silk suit dress. And be
lieve me Senator Bender is
the kind of a man that every
woman would like to have to
her bailiwick. He not only
buys the clethes for his wife
and two daughters, but he does
all the selecting, too, and he
pays more for them, said his
wife, than they would if left to
their own devices. They don’t
even have to shop.

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