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A PARTY of the week: that given by Captain

Nicholas van der Knaap aboard the Anncnkerk on Friday, with strolling musicians in Dutch clogs,

and all.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Van Bochove (the latter wearing a black satin cocktail suit and a geárl-embroidered shell hat),

eíped to receive the guests, who included the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Alderman

and Mrs. E. C. O'Dea.

The tables sagged under the weight of spectacular food which had taken two days to prepare, and the decorations included an electrically - lit steepled church in icing as well as a huge elephant and urns which had been sculptured from ice and kept in the deep freeze until required.

. Vr .

MAX and Maysie Murray,

at present in New York, plan to be back in Sydney be- fore Christmas; they will cross the Atlantic in June to attend the conference of the Interna- tional P.E.N. at Nice.

They will represent the Syd- ney branch, of which Max Afford was recently elected president.

Both Max and Maysie arc atop the world: Max's book, "Such a Neat Little Corpse" will be filmed by Paramount; Maysie's book, "Date With Danger," recently published by the Random House Press, has been selected by the Uni- corn Mystery Club as one of the best mystery stories of the

season.

FOUR artists named Alan

will have parts in the National Opera Company's production, '.The Masked Ball," due to open -at the Tivoli on May 30.

They are Alan Coad, Alan Eddy, Alan Light, and Allan

Ferris. '

. . .

A HINT? Mrs. Sydney

Herring, who recently made her will, left "some- thing" to the N.S.W. National Opera Inc., of which she is an enthusias- tic supporter.

. . *

ROSEMARY COOPER,

editor of "British Export Vogue," recently in Australia, has advised Bambi Shmith, of Melbourne (formerly a well known Sydney model) that she has a page to herself in the May issue-a photograph taken at the home of Mrs. Sydney Baillicu Myer by An- thony Denny.

Mr. and Mrs. Athol Shmith with their son, Michael, plan to go to London next year.

. . .

MISS Constance Holt, .* who was for seven years editor of "Woman's Own" and for four years editor of "Good Taste" in London, is looking at Aus- tralia; she returns to Eng- land in June._

IT'S a bride's privilege to be

late, but one of yesterday's brides ran at least 15 minutes behind schedule.

Apart from adding to the bridegroom's nervousness, the clergy are not altogether pleased at the service being delayed.

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