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Society Notes

May 6, 1934
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The most outstanding event of the week, or for that matter of the year, was the marriage of Miss Edith Baker and John M. Schiff which took place on Thursday afternoon in the ballroom of the Baker’s city home. The ceremony was performed by Chief Justice Frederic Kernochan of the Court of Special Sessions, who is a personal friend of the families. The house and the garden around which it is built were decorated with cybotium ferns, palms and spring blossoms. A small reception followed the ceremony. Only the immediate families and a few close friends were present.

The bride wore a gown of white tulle, with a tulle veil held in place by a coronet of little ruffies, and arranged in tiers. She carried a bouquet of white gardenias. She was attended by Mrs. Drayton Cochran, Miss Emily Lawrence, Miss Gorgette Whelan, and Miss Rose O’Neil Winslow. They wore gowns of pale green satin and wreaths of white flowers. The flower girl was Miss Adele Hall, daughter of Mrs. George Backer, sister of the groom. She wore a Kate Greenway dress of pale green satin with a white wreath and she carried lilies of the valley. The best man was Paul Felix Warburg, a cousin of the bridegroom. The ushers were Messrs. Frederick Warburg, George F. Baker jr., brother of the bridge, W. Gurnee Dyer, Thomas Leiter, Stephen Van Rensselaer, and Malcolm S. McConihe jr.

After the wedding trip Mr. Schiff and his bride will return either to their city home at 931-932 Fifth avenue or to the beautiful estate at Oyster Bay which was established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer L. Schiff nearly thirty years ago.

At the Philharmonic dinner on Monday night Mrs. Vincent Astor, chairman of the Women’s board, announced that more than half of the $500,000 raised was collected by the women. Seen at the dinner:-Mr. and Mrs. George Backer in a box with some friends; Madame Hulda Lashanska also in a box with a group of friends; Mr. and Mrs. Moritz Rosenthal and Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Rosenfeld at a table with Jose Iturbi, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt E. Untermyer sitting with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Richter; Mrs. Charles Guggenheimer at the Speaker’s Table.

The engagement of Miss Josephine Wertheim, daughter of Mrs. Paul Wiener and Mr. Maurice Wertheim to Mr. Ralph Pomerance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pomerance has just been announced. Miss Wertheim is a granddaughter of Henry Morgenthau, former ambassador to Turkey, and a niece of Mr. Henry Morgenthau Jr., present Secretary of the Treasury.

Another wedding of interest this week was that of Miss Susan Angelo and Richard E. Lang on Wednesday afternoon. About sixty relatives and close friends were present at the ceremony, and about five hundred friends attended the reception that followed at the Hotel Pierre.

The bride wore a simple white satin gown with a long train, and a tulle veil arranged cap fashion and caught in back with orange blossoms. Her mother wore a print dress with a navy silk jacket and navy accessories. Among the guests who attended the reception were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Loeb, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conreid and Mrs. Edwin Blum.

Miss Lillian G. Genn, writer, is at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington this week. During her stay in the Capital she will be received by Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House.


The Milk and Egg League for the Los Angeles Tubereulosis Sanatorium will hold a luncheon and bridge on Tuesday at the Hotel Astor, Broadway and Forty-fourth street, according to Mrs. Harry L. Charmas, chairman.

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