National Council at Home.
Her Excellency Lady Stonehaven gave a great deal of pleasure at the meeting of the
National Council of Women, which was held in her honour at the Lyceum Club last evening, when she explained that, as she could not reply by a speech to the wel-
come extended to her by the president (Mrs. D.A. Skene), she would be glad to meet the delegates and associates person- ally. Mrs Skene said that it gave her much pleasure to welcome Her Excellency Lady Stonehaven. Those who were pre- sent represented the interests of women.
She expressed the pleasure of the National Council in welcoming Lady Stonehaven to Australia. A programme of vocal music was then given by Miss Constance Barrett, Miss Jean Hambleton, and Miss Margot McGibbon and this was followed by a re- ecption at which the delegates and asso- ciates were presented to Lady Stonehaven by Mrs Skene and Dr Edith Barrett (hon.
secretary). Noticed among those present were Mrs. G. G. Henderson, Mrs. Thomas Baker, Mrs. Edward Bage, Miss Gillan,
Mrs. H. Fossett, Miss Gilman Jones, and Miss A. Michaelis (members of the execu-
tive council), Mrs. T. a'Beckett and Miss
Gutteridge (Free Kindergarten Union), Dr. Constance Ellis (Medical Women's Associa- tion), Mrs. Danglow and Mrs. Harold Cohen (Jewish Womens Guild), Mrs.
Percy Oakden (Methodist Children's Homes) and Miss Officer, Mrs. Claude Couchman (Australian Women's National League), Mrs. Herbert Brookes and Mrs. W.J. Earle (Women's Hospital), Mrs. I.H. Moss and Mrs. T. Kenny (P.L.C.
Old Collegians' Association),Mrs. B. Young, Mrs. Halsey (Melbourne City Mis- sion), Miss A. Richardson (Austral Salon), Mrs Malcolm (Sutherland Homes), Mrs W.M. Robins (Queen Victoria Hospital),
Mrs. James Booth (Society for Combating Social Evil), Mrs. Scarlett (Ministering Children's League), Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Arlidge (War Widows and War Mothers' Association), Mrs. W. J. Bourchier and Miss Rose Currie (Women's Farmers' Union), Dr. Gwenneth Buchanan, Mrs. Percy Russell, Mrs. H. S. K. Ward, Mrs. W. Trench Kelly, Lady Rutledge, Mrs. Semmens, Mrs. Carty Salmon.
Ide il w athel favmiel the o| ciiuif, of the )olo tom n uncut it VI jonee V illej jcstcnhij uf tel noon Hie biee/e w is just siifhcientlj cool to tempt ouloi I el s to sit in the sunshine mite ni of i emuming in then caía and the li suit was ii vci.v pican mg patine Ihe l,iij coIiiiiih that me populai ut the moment f< i both hat» and frock« show to advantage in such au open an scltiiiL, Lspeeuill} atliiielive heiub the
alloua tones of gieen »hading fiom dell rate lettuce Liclii to deep injitlo J he nt tendance ia iniclv i laige one On tile open lug d10 of tho tournament and j esta day the innjoiitj of the nnlookoig vvcic \isilors cithti fiom the coiiiilij districts of Vic tarin 01 fiom South Australia Iheu hx ccllcncics tho Governor Geneial and Iiady Stonehiiveii iii lived cuilj 111 the afteinoon lad) Stonehaven «caring 11 top coat of velvet vi loin in dark mole green with 0II111 cuff» mid hem of a soft light brown fin I Iel still uowncd hut of black hattet s
iilush lind the stiaight line of the brim bioken bv two sharplj pointed cal a' at either side. Mrs S. M. Bruce wore a oat of nntiiial coloured lumba with 1 tuned cluck design 111 golden blown and bel plum felt hat vas pale biscuit 111 colour. She was accompanied by Miss Rosemary Bell. Mrs. John Winter Irving
wore a black coat of crepe maioeaiu with
a narrow stole collar of white silk and lici wide brimmed black felt hit was caught up 111 fiont with n biilliant ornament Mrs A. V. Hoskens wore a long coat of black fuco cloth, ti mimed with 11 fin collai, and hoi black lint had 11 tuft of bine) plumage in front of the ciown Airs H. F. Creswick was in a long straight coat of gum leaf green repp, and her small brimmed felt hat was myrtle green. Mrs Walter Bayles wore a long coat of natural kasha ovci a pleated fiock of lacquer led i,coigelle und her hat ot liscict straw was 111 coppci colour
Others present were Mrs. C B. Palmer, Mrs W. Moffatt and Miss June Moffatt, Mrs. W. Winter-Irving, Mrs Charles Campbell; from Adelaide, Mrs C. G. Law Smith, Mrs Eric Murray, Mrs Murray sen., Mrs Keith Angus, Miss Ruth Hope, Miss Ryder, Mr Frank Downer, Mrs H. S. Hudd; Mrs Chester Manifold and Mrs T. C. Manifold (Lismore), Mr and Mrs Percy Law Smith (Camperdown), Mr and Mrs Ronald Cumming (Mortlake), Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Adams (Camperdown)
Mr Henry Madden, Mr and Mrs James Fairbairn (Derrinallum), Miss Betty Fair-
bairn, Mrs John Manifold (Camperdown) Mr and Mrs Harold Grimwade, Mr and Mrs Gordon Chirnside (Skipton), Mrs Fred Thiel, Dr and Mrs John Merrilees, Mrs Keith Urquhart (Hexham), Mr and Mrs George Landale, Brigadier-General
and Mrs Heatley, Mr Frank Brett (Na- gambie) Dr Norman McArthur and the Misses Noel and Alison McArthur, Miss Mary Louder, Mrs J. F. W. Payne and Mrs E. Wiltshire, the Misses Eileen and Alison Madden, Mrs Neville Armytage, Mr and Mrs Charles Kelly, Mrs J. G. Purves and Miss Valerie Purves, the Misses Quentin and Janet Winter-Irving, the Misses Shirley and Barbara Bayles, Miss Lorna Hiskens, Mrs W. R. thompson, Miss Marie Mackinnon, and Mrs Charles Wallace.