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DANCERS at the Alliance Francaise Ball al Prince's, Mine. Strauss, wife of the Consul General for France, and president of the Alli- ance, Mr. Louis Blanc. Fancy hals were worn.

LONDON WEDDING. Englishman Peler Jessop and his bride, formerly Sydney lass Clytie Lloyd-Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lloyd-Jones, after their wedding

at St. Simon Zelotes, Cadogan Square.

THE Emperor of Japan, members of the diplomatic corps,

and chiefs of staff of the Allied Forces attended the wedding of well-known Australian girl Cynthia Hodgson and Squadron-Leader David Baird, R.A.F., in Tokio on May 28.

Cynthia is the daughter of Colonel W. R. Hodgson, former head of the \ustralian Mission in Japan, and the late Mrs. Hodgson. Colonel Hodgson returned to Canberra recently, and has been appointed Australian High

Commissioner in South Africa.

Cynthia, who has been abroad since 1944, was one of the most charming Australian girls in Paris, A here she acted as official hostess for her father when he was Aus- tralian Ambassador in France. She met her husband five months ago when she joined her father in Tokio. David is liaison officer between British and American Air Forces in Japan.

The couple will remain in Japan until October, when they expect to

turn to England.

. . .

'J'O. celebrate American Indepen-

dence Day in Canberra, the United States Ambassador, Mr. Pete Jarman, and Mrs. Jarman will give

reception on July 4. More than 4000 guests, including parliamen-

tarians and members of overseas mis- sions, will be entertained in tradi- tional stvle with Fourth of July fare of turkey and ham.

JN Sydney, Americans will spread

their Independence Day cele- brations over two days. On July 3 the Trocadero will be crowded for the American Society's annual In- dependence Day ball, the theme of which will be "A Rodeo." Decora- tions will be in the style of a corral, with the band in Western dress, and "flower-boxes" of cactus on the tables. Guests are being encour- aged to don cowboy and cowgirl dress for the evening.

On July 4, celebrations will centre on the late afternoon reception given by the Donald Smiths at the United States Consular residence.

. . .

^pWO Sydney people who will be

married at St. Ethelreda's, Ely Place, London, on July 19 are Bar- bara Kain and Err. Peter Heery. Barbara is an ex-trainee of St. Vin- cent's, and for the past six months has been at Dudley Hospital, near Birmingham, where Peter is in charge. The couple first met at St. Vincent's, when Peter was assistant superintendent there. Barbara is daughter of Mrs. F. L. Kain, of Cre- morne, and the late Mr. J. Kain.

HOME AGAIN. Merran Cutler (left) and her mother, Mrs. John Cutler, of Wah- roonga, on the deck of the Oronsay when they returned after their six months' trip

to England and the Continent.

^EWS has been received by Mr.

and Mrs. Ken Chisholm, of Bal- gowlah, from their son, Keith, of his approaching marriage in Neuilly, France, with Elaine Defferriere.

Keith, who is a wool-buyer, is on a business trip abroad. He will fly back to Australia in August with

his bride.

Keith, who holds the D.F.M. and M.C., was attached to the first Aus- tralian Spitfire Squadron with the famous airman Paddy Finucane.

During this trip to Paris he was presented with the Legion of the Or- der of Merit with Swords (which is equal to our D.S.O.) by Lieut.-Col. Zamoyski on behalf of Gen. Anders, of the Polish Army, for his wartime work with the Polish underground.

PRESENTATION PARTY. Valerie Browne (left), daughter of Mrs. Toby Browne, of "Savaun," Binalong, wearing cream lace, and Eliza- beth Lord, of Bellevue Hill (right), in blue-and-white checked chif-

fon, were presented to Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

WELCOME TO SYDNEY for Lord and Lady Gifford from their niece. Prue Bavin, who met them at Mascot on their arrival from England. Lady Gifford, the former Margaret Allen, of Sydney, and her husband will spend five weeks in Australia.

PRETTY BRIDE. Mrs. Ian Chap- man, formerly Pamela Peachey, of Kingsford, with her brides- maids, Rae Emms (left). Morna Chapman. Dorothy McIntyre, Sue Windsor, before her wedding

at King's School Chapel.

'J'HE pretty little church of St.

Mark's, Purley, England, was the scene of the wedding of Honor (Sonny) Tillyard, of Canberra, and Balfour Joseph, of Hamilton, New, Zealand, on June 7. Wearing a tail- ored frock of heavy cream silk, a tiny cream hat, and old garnet jewel- lery, the gift of her mother, Mrs. R. J. Tillyard, of Canberra, Honor was given away by her uncle, Dr. A. R. Roche, M.C.

Among the wedding guests were Dr. F. Tillyard, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, Professor and Mrs. H. J. Tillyard, also of Cam- bridge, and Canberra friends Mr. and Mrs. Alan Tregear, Captain and Mrs. R. C. Garsia, and Colonel and Mrs. M. Brogan.

SOLDIERS' DAUGHTERS. Alison Mackay (left), daughter of Lieut. General Sir Iven Mackay and Lady Mackay, and Mary Miles (right), daugh- ter of Lieut.-General C. G. /V. Miles and Mrs. Miles, were among Australian

girls al the presentation party at Buckingham Palace.

TUSMORE General Base Hospital

will be the new address for Dr.

John Musgrove, who has recently been appointed as a resident there. John, who is just through medicine, was farewelled by his parents, thc

Jack Musgroves, of Bellevue Hill, | 1

and his sister, Roslyn, at a party at their home before he left for Lis-


More than 40 guests were at the party to congratulate John. They included Dr. and Mrs.' J. Witton Flynn, Mr. and Mrs. T. Greaves, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munro, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hall, Mr. and Mrs. John Glass, Mr. and Mrs. Archer Whitford, Mr. and Mrs. Stan Eskell, and Mrs. David Yaffa.

. . .

JJRIEFLY . . . Settling into their

home at Tumut after a honey- j

moon on the North Coast are Matt ; and Sally Downing. Matt is the only

child of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Down- j ing, of Tumut, and Sally is the j youngest daughter of Mrs. W. Wil- . kinson, of "Orielton," Tumut ... Nola Shepherd was one of the excited Australian girls presented to Queen Elizabeth at the presentation party at Buckingham Palace on June 12. Nola is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Shepherd, of Rost Bay . . . Mrs. John Quinn, formerly Josephine Paton, has returned tc

Australia with her husband ant ! daughter from South Africa, when

John was Acting High Commission- er for Australia,