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Social Peak Next Week-End
By BETTY DAWSON
Best party clothes will be well to the fore next week-end when social activities promise to reach a peak. The gracious and glamor
ous Lady Mountbatten will be in our. midst for a brief interlude. Her activities will include being
present at the official closing of the Cheer-Up Hut on Saturday night. H.M.AS. Hobart, Bataan,
and Quickmatch will arrive on Thursday with Commodore J. A. Collins at the helm. Entertain ment for officers cannot be finalised until their arrival. 1 hear the English-Speaking Union have plans.
TUNIOR members will entertain ** the yunger officers in their homes and a bevy of our ?well- known young matrons have been detailed off to organise a 'do' for the senior officers. Unfortunately their visit will be short and there will be little time for informal entertaining. On Friday night 28 hostesses will give what promises to be the debu tante dance of the season at the home of Mrs. E. E. Jolly. Saturday night Helen King will have a 6.30 party at her home at Mount Lofty. The same night has been chosen by Eleanor Harry to entertain a number of her friends. The 400 Club, which made an unofficial debut tonight, has some thing pretty super lined up for its gala opening early in May. The manager is bringing a band from Melbourne and the chef from Florentine's in Melbourne will in troduce some tasty Continental dishes to the town. ? ? ? fP ASTER by the sea for Shirley ^ Hamilton, Ruth Winter, and Monica Bourke, who are staying with Mary Cave at Victor Harbor.
A DELAIDEANS thoroughly en joyed 'The Voice of the Turtle', and each night there was a liberal sprinkling of well knowns in the aurience. On Wednesday night saw Mrs. Lance Lewis looking smart in a caramel wool frock topped with a fur cape and Edwardian chapeau decked with harmonising ribbons and flowers. Dr. and Mrs. Alan Lend on and Dr. and Mrs. Ron Verco made up a foursome. Admired the petunia 'beanie' sparkling with matching sequins worn by Mrs. Verco with all black. Another notable bit of headgear in the audience was a black velvet band scattered with sequins, from which gushed a froth of be sequined black veiling — such a change from the flower pieces we have been wearing for parties! over the war years. j Squadron Leader Henry Lyons; escorted his chic wife, who partly submerged the lapel of her tai lored black coat with Jersey lilies. A sixsome included Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lee, Mrs. Maxwell Hole,! and Capt. Les Shannon. j
'jirR. and Mrs. Reg Seddon have *? written an enthusiastic ac count of their trip by car to Syd ney, where they will now reside. The housing problem has been more or less simplified for them by exchange. They have a house at Pymble. and hope to be established before Easter is over. ? * ? HHHE engagement is announced j ?*- of Margaret Meave Burnett, only daughter of Mrs. Burnett, of North Adelaide, and the late j Mr. C. W. Burnett, to Ivan j Frank Lillecrapp, youngest son j of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Lillecrapp, of Cawler. Meave | will be bridesmaid at the wed- j ding on Wednesday of Josephine j Ridgway and Bill Kerc. ? * * T OVELY flowers massed with au ?' tumn leaves from the hills were admired at Mrs. Bob Howard's tea party on Tuesday afternoon. when she invited a dozen of her friends in to welcome back to Adelaide Mrs. Sidney Downer. The graceful hostess wore her favorite shade of brown, which suits her Titian hair so well. ? * ♦ OUTSTANDING among the dan cers at the Palais last Sat urday night was petite and golden haired Mrs. Charles Strong, for merly Joan Dale, of Sydney, in a glamorous bouffant white model. Mrs. Strong, who left for Sydney on Tuesday, has been staying with her aunt. Mrs. Graham Wald. at North Adelaide, and with Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Bonnin. at Mills terrace. North Adelaide. ? ? ? ~DAT Manton has just done her final nursing examina tion at the Children's Hospital and plans to go to Melbourne early in May. ? ? * T AST Sunday at St. Michael's, the ?*-* picturesque church at Bunga ree. the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hawker, of Anama. was christened James Seymour. God fathers were William Hawker and John Wilkinson. Sue Cave was godmother. The same afternoon, at Scots Church. North terrace. Mr. andj Mrs. Keith Taylor's son received! the names James Campbell. After- 1 wards members of the family; toasted the baby's health at the Taylor menage at Netherby. ? * ? TPHERE will be more than 1.000 -*- at the farewell dance for the younger members at the Cheer-up Hut next Friday. The ballroom and the dining room will be cleared right through and beautifully deco rated. Each roster has undertaken the flower arrangements in different sections of the hut. The decora tions will be used for Anzac night on Thursday, the dance, and the official closing function on Saturday. Each helper may bring a part ner to the dance. Music fill be provided by an excellent eight piece band, and cool drinks and icecream will be available. + ? + (~)N Monday, Mrs. Gordon Bleby, of Mount Lofty, gave a young children's party at the Koala Farm! to celebrate the third birthday of! her engasina daughter. Anne. I ? ?*? ? ! /IN Tuesday. Mis. Bil) Toms will j come no from Parithaway.i near Naracoorle. for Margaret Gordon '.« weddine with Huglv Ineer on Wednesday. Mary Tom.' will stay with Juliet O'Dea at! Park terrace, Eastwood. This trio made their debut together! just before the war. Mary will j return home on Saturday. I
2NAPPY little cocktail hats, con ?^ cocted with tulle, straw, lowers, and other fripperies will )e on sale for 5/ each at the Apex Ball at the Palais on Wednesday. Mrs. Lionel Williams and her energetic offsider. Mrs. Ray McAr hur. will be in charge of the stall. Parties beforehand have been irranged by Mrs. Williams, Shirley furze, who has invited her guests ?? :o her home at Toorak, and by: ivonald Linklater, who will be host it a dinner party at the South Aus xalian Hotel. ? ? * MISS Norma Rowney returned home to Bordertown today after spending a few days' holidays in Adelaide. While here she an- nounced her engagement to Mr. Brian Klar, of Westbourne Park, who accompanied his fiancee back to Bordertown for the Easter holi- days.