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News and Gossip of People and Events in Washington In Washington —with — Artk/ uMdX — [ More and more is Washington becoming a center for noted artists and this winter has been exceptional in that it has brought several who are outstanding in the art world, not- ply 'i MRS. JAMES J. DAVIS Yesterday afternoon, a distinguished company was enter tained at tea in Mr. Kiss’ studio at the Mayflower, the guests being especially invited by Mgr. James H. Ryan, rector of the Catholic'University, for a private showing of the portrait Mr. Kiss is now painting. The portrait of this well-known and popular church digni tary is not only a portrait, but a picture as well. It is a strik ing emphasis of a forceful character and notable personality, which the artist portrays with dash and technically perfect , vigor. The strength and power of line and color composition ' is arresting. The personal element in the artist’s style comes ’ forward brilliantly in this portrait. In addition, the quality is its foremost claim to rank. Though not quite completed, Mgr. Ryan desired to show it to his friends, and among the many well-known members of ! the Diplomatic Corps, the clergy and the smart set in Wash ington who were present were the Most Rev. P. Fumasoni ' Biondi, apostolic delegate; Very Rev. Paul Marella. cura ' tor of apostolic delegation, and the Very Rev. W. Coleman NVvills, president of Georgetown University. Diplomats Among Those Present The diplomatic group present included the Minister of the Irish Free State and Mrs. Michael Mac White, the Minis ’ ter of Nicaragua and Senora Maria de Sacasa and Senorita Maria Sacasa, the Minister of Egypt, Scsostris Sidarouss Pasha; the Minister of Yugoslavia, Dr. Leonide Pitamic; the Minister of Bolivia and Senora de Abelli. Justice and Mrs. Pierce Butler. Count Alberto Marchetti di Muriaglio, coun selor of the Italian Embassy; Signor Eugenio Bonardelli, secretary of the Italian Embassy; Herr Ernst W. Meyer, first secretary of the German Embassy; Mr. Bojidar P. ’ Stoianovitch, secretary of the Yugoslavian Legation; Sena- I tor and Mrs. James J. Davis, Senator and Mrs. Robert D. ’ Carey and Miss Sara Darlington Carey, Senator and Mrs. I James E. Watson. Mrs. George Cabot-Lodge, Miss Josephine • , Patten. Miss Helen Patten. Mr. and Mrs. James Clement 1 Dunn. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Treadwell, Miss Anna Randolph. Miss Mary Randolph. Mrs. Kingman Brewster. Mrs. Samuel , E. Allen. Miss Allen. Mrs. Ralph Worthington. Mrs. Eugene 1 L. Vidal, Mrs. E. J. Dawley. Mrs. Samuel K. Martin 3d, Senator and Mrs. Felix Hebert, Mrs. Donna Harter, Mrs. Ru dolph Gunther, Mrs. Elonzo Tyner. Mrs. J. T. Wailes. Mrs. ) |W. L. Dunlop, jr., Mr. Bernard Heffernan, and Mr. Martin ' Porkay, the noted art connoisseur. **♦ ♦ — Mrs. Hoover in N. Y. Mrs. Hoover left last night for New York to attend the eleventh anniversary luncheon of the Woman’s National Re publican Club, held at the Waldorf-Astoria, today. She will return to the Capital to morrow. # ★ ♦ The British ambassador, Sir Ronald Lindsay, will go to New York today to join Lady Lind say, who arrived in that city Thursday. Shortly after their return to the Capital, the latter ■will leave for the South, where she will spend part of the winter. ♦ * * The ambassador of Chile, Don Miguel Cruchaga, enter tained informally at dinner last evening at the embassy, guests in honor of his brother-in-law, Senor Don Jorge Matte, who is en route from Europe to his home in Chile. * ♦ ♦ The Minister of Finland. Mr. I L. Astrom. will be the guest of honor, at the Diplomatic Sun day Evening Salon, to be given by the Bureau of Commercial Economics, tomorrow evening, at the Shoreham. Motion pic tures of Finland will be shown on this occasion, and Dr. Niilo | Idman. Counselor of the Lega ; tion, will speak. The salons are open only to members of the Bureau of Commercial Economics and its guests. Mem bership cards must be presented at the door. ♦ * ♦ Guests Depart Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Bel knap, son-in law arid daughter of the Secretary of Commerce and Mrs. Robert Patterson La mont, returned yesterday to their home in New York. Mrs. Belknap has been the guest of (Secretary and Mrs. Lamont since before Christmas. Mr. Bel knap making several brief visits here in that time. • ♦ ♦ * The Assistant Postmaster General. Mr. W. Irving Glover, left yesterday for Newport , flews, ¥«., to witness the able among them, Mr. Rodolphe Kiss, who is a native of Hungary, where he has been acclaimed one of its great est artists since his first success as a youth, in painting portraits of the famous personages of that coun try. Mr. Kiss came to the United States last year, following a stay of five years in South America, where his work met with conspicuous acclaim, as he painted the portraits of a num ber of the most outstanding figures in political and social life. On his arrival in this country. Mr. Kiss went to California, where he painted many well-known personages, among them Mrs. William Gibbs Mc- Adoo, Mrs. Seily Mudd, Mrs. Betty Sho nard and Miss Katherine Wright. launching of the steamer St. John. He will return tomorrow. ♦ ♦ ♦ Leaving for Cuba The assistant naval attache of the Italian embassy, Lieut. Nobile Figarolo dei Conti di Gro pello, and Nobil Orietta Fi garolo dei Conti di Gropello will leave Washington tomorrow evening for Cuba, where they •will make a lengthy stay. ♦ * » The Attache of the British Embassy and Mrs. Harold H. Sims will entertain at dinner on Tuesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. S. Pinckney Tuck. .* * ♦ The Secretary of the Ruman ian Legation and Mme. Popo vici will entertain, at a buffet supper, tomorrow evening, in their apartment, at the Shore ham. ♦ ♦ * Luncheon Yesterday The First Secretary of the Costa Rican Legation. Mr. Fernando Piza, entertained at luncheon yesterday at the May flower for Miss Collette d’Ar ville, who sang the role of Car men with the Cosmopolitan Grand Opera Company at the National Theater. * ♦ ♦ Honduran Luncheon The representatives of the Honduran Commission now in this country, gave a luncheon yesterday at Wardman Park Hotel. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Paz, Mr. Felix C. Salozar and Mr. Mariano Vasquez, the chief of the delegation, covers being laid for 20. ♦ ♦ ♦ Mrs. James Irving Steel enter tained at a luncheon today at the Carlton in honor of Mrs. J. W. Lyman, of Kansas City, who is a guest at the May flower. The other guests were Mrs. Arthur D. Hyde. Mrs. James Wickersham, of Alaska; Baroness Von Below. Mrs. Charles Alger, and Mrs. John Gardner Ladd, of Wesley Heights.-*' THE WASHINGTON TIMES PORTRAIT OF CHURCH DIGNITARY « h. J! I mff J WFI « w IB f W Jr- 7 ,1 ■ > M /HngH ' ■ zhh -B Bar .JOEi il £ 9 mBMaBEBm fl —lnternational Photo A NOTABLE COMPANY attended the tea given yesterday afternoon by Mgr. James H. Ryan, rector of the Catholic University, in the studio of Mr. Rodolphe Kiss, at the Mayflower, when the portrait shown above was exhibited for the first time. Mgr. Ryan and Mr. Kiss are pictured with the portrait. Peruvian Envoy Ranking Guest The Ambassador of Italy and Nobil Donna Antonietta de Martino will entertain at din ner, this evening, at the Embassy, when the Ambassador of Peru. Senor Don Manuel de Freyre Santander, will be the ranking guest. * * * The Chief Justice and Mrs. Charles Evans Hughes will be the guests of honor, at a din ner, to be given this evening, by the Minister of Switzerland and Mme. Peter, when the guests will number 18. * * * Mrs. Imbrie Tea Hostess Monday Mrs. Robert Whitney Imbrie will entertain at a tea Monday afternoon at her home, 1016 Sixteenth St., in honor of the diplomatic corps of Latin Amer ica, who are in the capital, and the various commissions, in cluding the Bolivian-Paraguayan Conference. Assisting Mrs. Imbrie, at the tea tables, will be Senora de Puig Casauranc, wife of the Mexican ambassador; Senora de Recinos, Senora and Senorita de Sacasa, wife and daughter of the Nicaraguan minister; Senora de Arcaya, wife of the Venezuelan minister; Senora de Baron, wife of the counselor of the Cuban embassy; Senora Ynsfran, wife of the Paraguyan charge d’affaires; Mrs. William F. Notz, wife of the dean of the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University; Mrs. Franklin Adams, Mrs. Herbert Corey, Mrs. A. L. P. Johnson, Senora Diez Medina, Senora de Finot, and Senora de Soler, their husbands being members of the Bolivia-Paraguyan Con ference. ♦ * * To Fete Governor The Governor of Panama Canal and Mrs. Harry Burgess will be ,the guests of honor of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dennis at a tea Friday afternoon, January 15. from 4 to 6 o’clock, at their home on R St. Mrs. Burgess was the honor guest at luncheon yesterday of Mrs. Edward H. Conger. The other guests were Senora de Alfara, wife of the Minister of Panama; Senora de Sacasa, wife of the Minister of Nica ragua; Senora de Chevalier, wife of the secretary of the Panama legation, and Mrs. Short, wife of Col. Walter Short, U. S. A. * * * Mr. Elliott Roosevelt, son of Governor and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, of New York, will entertain his ushers at dinner today at his apartment at 49 East Sixty-fifth St,, New York. The marriage of Mr. Roose velt and Miss Elizabeth Brown ing Donner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Donner,' of Camp Woods. Villanova, will take place on Saturday, Janu ary 16. * ♦ ♦ Major and Mrs. Parker West will entertain at a tea tomor row afternoon for the new Sur geon General of the Army and Mrs. Robert U. Patterson. Social Notes Mrs. Hughes, wife of the Chief Justice, will not be “at home’’ on Monday. ♦ * * Mrs. Hutchinson I. Cone, who was formerly Miss Julia Mat tes, will join Admiral Cone in their home on Massachusetts Avenue, next week, after a visit to her mother in Champaign, 111. Mrs. Cone is the niece of the late Senator Wiliam B. Mc- Kinley of Illinois, for whom she acted as hostess during his of ficial life. ♦ ♦ ♦ Mrs. Oran L. Haverly enter tained at a luncheon fol lowed by bridge, today. Her guests included Mrs. Robert W. Montgomery, Mrs. Harry R. Perry, Mrs. Hughes Oliphant, Mrs. Louis T. McFadden. Mrs. Thomas Gill. Mrs. Ray Spear, Mrs. Frank T, Eddingfield. Miss McDuffie and Mrs. C. C. Griggs. * ♦ ♦ Mrs. William G. Wheeler, who makes her home at the Shore ham, entertained at luncheon there today, this being the second of a series of luncheons she is giving throughout the winter. Washington Fashions On a recent trip to New York, we saw a marvelous new fabric, imported, soft, practical, and smart. We’ve been watch ing for it ever since in Wash ington. One dress appeared in a sports department, but it is not a sports-like fabric, so we were not satisfied, but now one of the Washington stores has several dresses of it, street types, which is what it is in tended for. And the surpris ing thing is that they were in expensive, the whole group at sls. which is much less than we thought it could be bought for. New Crepe Weave This new fabric is called bil lowee crepe, probably because it is so soft, yet with a decided and exaggerated creped sur face. It is as rough as ros hanara. and so comes in the vogue for rough fabrics, but it is sheer and soft, of pure dye silk, and closely woven of fine threads, so that It has a fine look. As beige is a color that is destined for spring favor, we selected a beige dress for sketching. It is a beautiful grayish, neutral beige, and is trimmed in rich chocolate brown. The plastron front is stiched almost to the neckline, where it is loose, and extends into the scarf that makes a band around the neck and ties in a bow. The belt is beige, with a brown section in front, and it buttons simply. The skirt is partly bias, partly straight, so that it hangs closely, giving the long narrow silhouette so smart now. The waistline has the new high look. For further Information about this dress, or for fashion or shopping news, write Miss Laville. enclosing a self-ad dressed. stamped envelope, or call District 5280. T/ie National Daily New Ambassador Os Spain Named The appointment of Senor Don Juan Cardenas as Ambas sador of Spain to the United States will bring to Washington one who has served his country previously in the Capital and his return, with Senora de Cardenas will be an event of great interest here. Senor Cardenas will succeed Senor Don Salvador de Madariaga, who -since his appointment in the early summer, has spent but a few weeks in Washing ton. Senor Madariaga has been transferred to Paris. Senor Cardenas first came to Washington in 1917 as first secretary of the Spanish Em bassy and when he left in 1923 he was serving as counselor It was here that he met and married Mlle. Lucienne Nano, sister of the present counselor of the Rumanian Legation. He has since served his country in Rumania, and at the home office in Madrid. At present he is Minister to Japan. By Wilma La Ville Jt * ySS^/ 7 I \ ilffiv / A \ t IT j] W iriyß w / 1 T ■■ •* *f *-- -Ms 7 SATURDAY—JANUARY 9—1932 Late Happenings In World of Music Three compositions will be given their premire by the Phila delphia Orchestra at Constitution Hall Tuesday evening. They are the first symphony of Nikolai Lapatnikoff; Milhaud’s “Concerto for Instruments of Percussion,” and Strawinsky’s “Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra.” This will be played by Samuel Dush kin. Othere numbers will be Mossolov’s “Iron Foundry” and “Pictures at an Exposition,” by Moussorgsky. Lutheran Choir The famous St. Olaf Lutheran Choir of 80 voices will be heard at Constitution Hall Wednesday night. These singers come from Northfield, Minn. They sing all their numbers without accompani ment. New Organ The new organ at Western Pres byterian Church will be dedica ted Tuesday evening. The dedi catory recital will be played by Charlotte Klein. The works of two local composers, Walter H. Nash and Frances Nielson, will be featured. The Interstate Male Chorus, under the direction of Clyde B. Aitchison, will give the first con cert of the twelfth season Jan uary 21. at Memorial Continental Hall. Helen Donofrio, soprano, will be the guest artist. Benefit Concert Under the leadership of Mme. Amelia Conti, former harpist of the Chicago Civic Opera, and now a resident of the Capital, plans are being formulated for a concert to be given for the benefit of poor children of Porto Rico. The concert will be held January 24 at the Mayflower. D. C. Orchestra The National Symphony Or chestra of Washington, D. C., Hans Kindler, conductor, offers one concert only during the cur rent week—its fourth concert for children and young people at Central High School Auditorium next Thursday afternoon, at 4 p. m. Mr. Kindler will personally con duct the fourth concert for chil dren and young people which will open with the Chopin- Glazounov Polonaise —a number played for the first time in Washington at last Thursday’s symphony concert —and which will include Bach’s Choral, two excerpts from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” suite—Ase’s Death and Anitra’s Dance—Chabrier’s Es pana” and an old French folk song. “Au Clair de la Lune” which the audience will sing, ac companied by the orchestra. Gigli to Sing Beniamino Gigli, leading tenor of the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company, assisted by Jacqueline Salomons, violinist, is announced for an appearance in concert at Constitution Hall on Tuesday afternoon, January 19, at 4:30 o’clock. Gigli will be assisted at the piano by Miguel Sandoval. Two Washington Girls Given Dancing Jobs Two Washington girls, mem bers of the Fox Theater Fanchon and Marco Free Dancing School, have succeeding in obtaining stage recognition and left last night as members of Fanchon and Marco’s “Three Big Figures” Idea, which played the Fox last week. The girls are Buelah Hunter, re siding at Clifton Terrace, and Lillie Fay, of 2116 Eighteenth St. N. W. Both of these girls were trained in stage dancing by Helene Kearney, instructor of the Fox dancing school and were also members of the cast of the Washington Revue presented at the Fox several months ago. _t ‘Compromised’ Is New Movie at'Met’ Offered for the current week at Warner Brothers’ Metropolitan Theater, beginning today, is a screen program which features First National’s production of g "Compromised" I starring Ben fr-w Lyon and Rose f *X 1 Hobart, to • 1 4 ' ?.«■' gether on the * "Wgi screen for the y: first time. *- * "Compromised” tells a powerful and heart touching story y of a young" « wife, the victim * « of a marriage hose hobart of convenience with the son of a wealthy manufacturer, who meets her while learning the business from the ground up in his father’s factory. The cast supporting Ben Lyon and Rose Hobart includes Claude Glllingwater, Delmar Watson, 4- year-old boy wonder; Juliette Compton, Bert Raoch, Emma Dunn, Adele Watson, and Virginia Sale. The short subject program will include a Tom Howard-Vitaphone comedy, "The Unemployed Ghost”; Edgar Bergen in a Vitaphone short. "Free and Easy.” and the latest Issue of the Paramount Sound News. > STAR IN “FORBIDDEN” " > HL ■ ¥ b J 7 >. > g Bl bi "I ■MI V : XWI BARBARA STANWYCK and Adolphe Menjou, who appear in “Forbidden,” which has a world premiere on the screen of the Earle Theater this week. Hard Luck Trails Some Films in The Making By HARRISON CARROLL (Copyright. 1931, by King Features Syndicate. Inc. > HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Jan. 9. Old timers in Hollywood are shak ing their heads over the recent epidemic of “jinx” pictures—films which are delayed by a series of mishaps or tragedies. Connie Bennett’s “Lady With a Past” was the first. The death of Robert Williams threw the pro duction into a turmoil. Para mount’s “The Miracle Man” is the second. It has been hit by illness and by the death of Ty rone Power, Now, they’re putting the “jinx” on R. K. O.'s “The Lost Squad ron.” Six writers have worked on this story. Production has been stopped once. The original super visor. Myles Connolly, left R. K. O. Then Roger Manning, the technical director, was seriously burned in a fire .which destroyed his apartment. Director Paul Sloan took sick and had to be re placed by George Archainbaud. Two of the principals in the pic ture were changed. Then Camera man Eddie Cronjager was stricken with appendicitis. On top of this, the rains held up the production. Several days ago, an airplane, which was being photographed in the water, started to sink too soon. They hooked a tugboat onto it, but the tug promptly went on the rocks. And now, to cap the climax, Richard Dix is almost forced to his bed by a severe cold. Any. or all, of these pictures may turn out to be hits. But they explain why producers turn gray. So This is Hollywood One of the best Hollywood stories now going the rounds is about the newcomer from the stage who was invited to a party in Beverly Hills. Arriving, he found the home of the host to be one of those rambling Spanish mansions. But he couldn’t locate the entrance. During the course of his wanderings, he finally came up to the kitchen door. Inside, he saw a man. Somewhat embarrassed, he said: "Pardon, but could you direct me to the entrance.” The man also looked embar rassed. “Sorry,” he said, “but I'm a stranger here myself.” Do You Know That Helen Twelvetrees and Charles Ray appeared together during the rather brief engage ment of the play, "Ten"? Ben Lyon Was Flier For U. S. During War Ben Lyon, featured with Rose Hobart in “Compromised,” the First National production at War ner Brothers’ Metropolitan The ater, possesses a War Department commission ranking him as a sec ond lieutenant in the Thirty-sec ond Pursuit Group of the U. S. Air Forces. To secure this distinction he not only had to pile up a record of many hours in the air. but was compelled to pass a series of written and physical exami natios covering everything con nected with planes and t flying. “Smiling Through’’ As Musical, Jan. 18 They’ve up and made a musical play out of "Smiling Through,” which Jane Cowl starred in after helping to author it. Vincent Youmans has composed the tunes for the new adaptation, which is by Brian Hooker, who made the finest translation yet of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” that In which Walter Hampden starred. Vince also is the producer of the new "Smiling Through,” which comes to the National, January 18. with Norma Terris, Ada May. Charles Winninger and Tom Pow ers, last seen here as the king in the Guild production of “The Ap ple Cart." Thursday will be seat day. Attractions Due Next in D. C. Theaters Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra, and Marian Marsh, in her first starring vehicle, “Under Eighteen,” a Warner Brothers and Vitaphone production, will share stage and 1 screen honors at Warner Brothers’ Earle Theater for the week beginning Saturday, January 16. For the week beginning Satur day, January 16. Warner Brothers' Metropolitan Theater will present “The Mad Parade/’ a Paramount pictue. "The Mad Parade” is a story of women whose emotions were unleashed under unusual circum stances. It tells of the love feud of two girls, both loving the same man. The picture is crammed with punch scenes and is said to reveal women in all their emo tional intensity when confronted by momentous problems. The large cast of favorites in clude Evelyn Brent, Irene Rich, Louise Fazenda, Lilyan Tashman, Marceline Day and June Clyde. James Dunn and Sally Eilers, in “Dance Team.” will be the next screen attraction at the Fox Thea ter, opening January 15. The R. K. O. vaudeville program to be featured next week, begin ning Saturday, January 16, at R. K. O. Keith’s Theater, will have two headliners, Koran, a mystic who has proven sensationally suc cessful in all his experiments in the theaters throughout the country; and Charles King, the musical comedy star of the stage who went to Hollywood and with his performance in “The Broad way Melody” started the vogue of screen musical comedies. Others scheduled for the com ing week include the Diamond Boys, who have just completed an extended engagment at the Pal ace Theater, New York City. On the screen Edna Mae Oliver will be seen in “Ladies of the Jury,” and R.K. O. Radio Comedy. Gloria Swanson’s latest produc tion, “Tonight or Never.” will be seen beginning next Friday at Loew’s Palace Theater. This pic ture is hailed as being the best Swanson vehicle to have been produced since “The Trespasser.” Frederic March will be seen at Loew’s Columbia following the current “Private Lives.” in his first starring picture, “Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.” Likes to Fly Frank Borzage, Fox director, calls that day a disappointment that has not permitted him at least an hour of airplaning either In early morning or early evening. IN MUSICAL I r W HI; ■CS* , Mj? ai NORMA TERRIS, star of Vincent Youman’s musical comedy, "Smiling Through.” which comes to the National Theater January 18.