SOCIAL NEWS AND GOSSIP
MISS ANNE OGILVIE (Glen Innes), who went to the Orontes yesterday to say goodbye to MR R. C. ROB-
ERTSON-CUNINGHAME (Strachan, Deepwater), with
MISS RHONDA SMALL and MISS MARGARET MORELL. Mr Robertson-Cuninghame, who is the N.S.W. Rhodes Scholar for 1948, will continue his research in hormone like herbicides at Trinity College, Oxford. His parents; Mr and Mrs R. C. G. Robertson-Cuninghame, followed the Orontes in the harbour in Mr C. G. Crane's ketch,
ONE of the best parties of
the week was given by the president of the Society of Art- ists Mr Douglas Dundas, and
Mrs Dundas at their Woollahra home, after the private view on Friday. Mrs Dundas wore an unusual black and white striped silk frock designed a la Degas.
MISS HEATHER GELL re- reived.a cable from her for- mer assistant at the School of Music and Movement, Miss Nancy Wright, who left for England in January, saying that she has qualified as a teacher of the School of Dalcroze Euryth- mics near London. This qualifi- cation can only be gained in London, Paris, or Geneva, and there are only five holders of it
practising in Australia.
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AMONG the many who are
bound for Bowral for the school holidays are Mrs Ken McCathie and her children, Marilyn, David, and Joanna. They have taken a cottage for a few weeks. Mrs John McCathie and Mrs Rupert King will also leave soon for a fortnight's holi- day in the same district.
MRS LEONARD KEEP, of
Vaucluse, celebrated her 80th birthday during the week. Her daughter, Mrs Guillaum Scott, who is at present staying with her, will return to her home in Cheam, Surrey, in the Orcades next year.
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RANKIN, of Queensland, will leave Sydney on September 10 for New Zealand, at the in- vitation of the New Zealand National Party. She will be away about a fortnight.
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MR and Mrs BERESFORD
BRUCE BURGE, with their son and daughter Bruce and Stephanie, will leave next Friday to spend a holiday at their country house, Greenacres, Moss
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NEARLY every English stage
or screen personality now
in Sydney will attend the christening ceremony of Pen- elope Jane, the six-week-old daughter of Mr and Mrs Ron Fortt, at St. Mark's Church, Darling Point, this afternoon.
Mr and Mrs Robert Morley, Mr and Mrs Ellis Irving, and Miss Daphne Rye will be among nearly 50 guests at the ceremony and the party to be given after-
wards at Mr and Mrs Fortt's
flat. Mr Fortt has been play- ing in "Present Laughter" in Australia for the past year. The star of the show, Mr Peter Gray, and Sir Benjamin Fuller will be the baby's godfathers, and Mrs Arthur Jones (Liver- pool) and Mrs Florence Lintott (Auckland) will be godmothers.
MRS ARNOLD GREEN (right) at lunch at Prince's with MRS NOEL URE, of Toowoomba, Queensland, who is visiting her mother, Mrs Jack Ross, for a few weeks.
Mrs Ure's husband, Dr Ure, left a few months ago for the United States and has begun a course at the Mayo Clinic in New York. Mrs Green, who is the wife of the captain of H.M.A.S. Arunta, Commander Green, D.S.C., R.A.N,, is busy furnishing and settling into their new home at
MISS MARGOT CURTIS-ELLIOTT wore a royal blue
taffeta ballerina gown, with an orchid pink taffeta petticoat peeping beneath the hem, at the buffet dinner
given by her parents. Dr and Mrs F. Curtis-Elliott, at their home at Randwick last night to celebrate, her
MISS JOANNE THOMAS, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs F. W. Thomas, of Kogarah, whose engagement, to MR DENMAN SINCLAIR, eldest son of Mr and Mrs M. D. Sinclair, of Palmer- ston North, was announced yesterday. After their mar- riage in December, they plan to leave for Canada. Miss Thomas is a Red Cross worker, and recently distri- buted relief to flood victims.
A WEDDING CAKE and
French champagne are in the luggage of Mrs A. E. Hill, of The Astor, Macquarie Street, who left yesterday in the Orontes for England. They are for her daughter, Mrs Sibella Booker, who will be married on Septem- ber 28 in London to Captain Jim Paxton, of 2 Egerton Court, London. Mrs Hill expects to be away indefinitely.
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THE pianist, Hepzibah Menu-
hin (Mrs Lindsay Nicholas), arrived in Sydney by air yester- day, and is staying with the cellist, Mr Theo Salzman, and Mrs Salzman at Warrawee. Mr Salzman and Miss Menuhin will give a recital at the Conserva- torium on Wednesday to aid the W.I.Z.O. and the Palestinian Orchestra.
Mrs Rafael Kubelik and her son, Martin, flew to Brisbane yesterday. They will spend a fortnight with the Misses Bell, of Coochin Coochin, and will then be the guests of Mrs Nicholas at her station home at Pura Pura, Victoria, until November, when they will fly to America to join Mr Kubelik.
LADY GULLETT is rejoicing in the arrival of her third granddaughter. The baby was born in New York last week to Mr and Mrs Paul Hackforth Jones and is to be called Pene- lope, after her grandmother. Her other two granddaughters are five-year-old Olivia Odell and two-year-old Rosalind Gul- lett. Mrs Hackforth-Jones is a sister of Mr Joe Gullett,
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MR and Mrs ROY MILLER,
of Vaucluse, have invited a few friends to a before-lunch party at their home this morn- ing. Their daughters, Mrs Bruce Rankin and Miss Joyce Miller, will help to entertain guests in their verandah room overlooking the harbour.
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MRS JIM PHIPPS and Mrs Louise Blundell, of Dar-
ling Point, accompanied by their young sons, Jonathan Phipps and Christopher Blun- dell, will leave on a motor tour of the North Coast next Thursday.
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MR and MRS HUGO
BRASSEY recently arrived from England, and are at present on Mr Brassey's island, Dunk Island, in the Barrier Reef.
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MRS PHILIP BUSHELL
was hostess to a large party
of friends at lunch at Prince's on Friday. Among her guests were Lady Plowman, Mesdames Ste- phen Roberts, Malcolm Mackel- lar, W. D. Jacobs, Sep Levy, and Mrs C. R. McKerihan.
MR and MRS BILL
FAGAN motored from Sunny Ridge, Mandurama, dur- ing the week and are staying at their flat in Macleay Street,