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"We have just begun"
- Vincent C. Burke, Jr.

The evolution of Washington from "sleepy southern city" to "cosmopolitan metropolis" has occurred within the lifetime of our older living citizens. Unquestionably its evolutionary acceleration began with the New Deal proliferated during World War II. ad~ vanced cautiously during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, exploded in Kennedy's thousand days, and prodded by the eruptions of Vietnam and Watergate. became an avalanche during the Nixon, Ford and now Carter periods. These men deserve neither the credit nor the blame for our city's rise. They are merely demarcations. steps on the ladder. You can barely see any lingering signs of "the sleepy southern city" these days. There are, of course, descendants of those who graced the city during its more genteel days. But they ~re outnumbered by a vast army of migrants who came here in the last half-century pursuing dreams of ambition, security or change. Many are still coming. Most stay. Washington is in the vortex of an urban explosion. How we will cope with our future and what we can expect is reviewed here by some of this area's most outstanding and active citizens.

"We've only just begun." It is not sloganeering. It is Vincent Burke. Jr. 's sincere, passionate appraisal of where metropolitan Washington is headed in the coming decade and beyond. As chairman of the board of Washington's largest bank, Riggs, Vincent Burke's prognosis carries considerable weight. Without burdening one with statistics, which are surely at his fingertips, he ticks off an endless parade of signposts: the coming completion of the full Metro system; plans for the new Convention Center; the Pennsylvania A venue Development; the Washington-Baltimore CommoJl Market; the booming Georgetow'' Waterfront; Adams-Morgan; Fort Lincoln; the stampede of businesseS establishing major branches here; the recognition of Washington as a national as well as an international center of fmance; and on and on. It is hard to be a pessimist around Vincent Burke. He believes too hard in this area's future. With a face that reminds one of either an ex-pugilist or an English character actor in an old J. Arthur Rank movie, Burke is no ivory tower banker. Definitely not an elitist, he has come uP from the trenches. His story is almost a cliche of Washington's growth. His father came to Washington froJll Louisville, Kentucky, in 1933 to work with Jim Farley in the early days of the Roosevelt New Deal. "We'll only be here for three, maybe four years," Burke remembers his father saying as they crossed the Potomac by rail. Literally, they are the famous last words of man)' Washington area residents. Nearly fifty years later the Burke roots are hatJ1mered into the Washington ground. He joined the Navy in 1943, married Celine Gallagher when he was discharged, studied law at nigbt ill Georgetown Law School and after clerkships became an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. He had a keen interest in Trust and Probate work and after a year of



private practice was asked to join the Trust Department at Riggs as assistant trust officer. It was 1954. He considered that fortuitous appointment as the great break of his life. Then came a steady march through the ranks until his election as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of what is now America's fifty-fifth largest bank. Ten years ago it was sixty-seventh, another indication of Washington's tremendous growth in the la t decade. "If there is anything that can stop us, it is the twin evils of inflation and energy shortages," he say ,adding that it is not merely a Washington concern but a national one. His optimism for this area is not generated in a vacuum. He has high praise for Walter Fauntroy and cites Mayor Barry for trying to bring an air of more concern for the individual into District Government. He does not believe that all the votes are in on condominium conversion and deplores the diminishing lack of rental apartments in the area. He believes that interest rates for money and lllongages have peaked, but doubts Very much that we will see six percent interest again, at least, not for the foreseeable future. Like all men with a keen sense of family and a banker's predilection for stable continuity, his concern is for the next generation, to which he and his Wifehave contributed six children and a growing army of grandchildren. "Each generation has improved on the other," he says, once again voicing optimism, but philosophically flavored with caution. "Perhaps our children are redefining the meaning of 'improvement'. Their values are different. Their tastebuds are not the same as ours. They will pay more for convenience as opposed to space in their housing choices. The Metro will change their driving habits. The two income family will be both a matter of necessity and desire. They seem to be choosing more qualitative than quantitative values. And they are more mobile." He is also a great believer in education, and urges young people to work hard to get qualified so that, when the breaks come, they can take advantage of them. He bemoans the element of chance in human affairs, and i sensitive to the many qualified people who never get the right breaks. He thinks we are lucky to be living in metropolitan Washington where the opportunities appear endless, and is particularly bullish on the concept of the Washington-Baltimore Common Market, citing the combination of the "fantastic" free port of Baltimore, "one of the best in the world"; the proximity of two great international airports BWI and Dulles and a superb road system. "This area is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest commercial centers in the world," he says.

Joseph Howar and Zachariah Blackistone
He is somewhere between the ages of 96 and 106. In the little town of Mount of Olives, overlooking the old city of Jerusalem, where he was born. they did not record the births of Arab males for fear that they would be conscripted into the armies of the Ottoman Empire. Besides, Mohamed Ibrahim Yusef Hawa had other plans for his future. Encouraged by his father Issa, he stowed away aboard a steamship in the port of Jaffa and headed, he thought, to America. He wound up in Egypt. Then Bombay. Then Liverpool. Finally, in 1903, he arrived in the United States. On Ellis Island, he inquired where the King of America lived. Someone said that there was no King but a President who lived in Washington. That was good enough for the now instantly Americanized Joe Howar. His story is a legend. Immigrant boy, a Moslem Arab, a rare enough species in the Washington of the time, working his way up from dishwasher to door-to-door peddler to storekeeper and incredibly, to builder of some of Washington's finest apartment houses. Then becoming the principal force and builder of one of the Capital's most interesting buildings; the Mosque on Massachusetts Avenue, also the home of the Islamic Center. It is a fingerprint on Washington that will not fade with time. And Joe Howar is proud of it. The idea began when a Turkish Ambassador. Memet Munir Ertegun, died in the city in 1948. There was no place to hold Moslem services, a fact that offended Joe Howar. With the help of various Arab Ambassadors and their home countries be gave his skills, time and money to making the Mosque a reality. Not bad for an Arab kid that had arrived in America with neither the language nor the money to smooth his path. Making his fortune in the twenties, he returned home to Mount of Olives to the acclaim of his relati es, married the beautiful Mayor of Acre's daughter and fathered five children, four of whom still live in Washington, He has
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Vincent C. Burkt, Jr. in thl! vault of the main branch of Rig s Bank

Joseph Howat contemplates the past with contentment. Born in the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem some J()()odd years ago. he built the city's Mosque and Islamic Center on Massachusells Avenue.

Zachariah Blackistone will be J09 February /6. Still alert and perceptive. ' he was told as he sat for this picture that he will probably look only 80 in the photograph. "What's wrong with looking your age?" he replied.

17 grandchildren. He was badly burt in the financial crash of 1929, but his good word and long record of honest dealings put him promptly back on top again. In 1938, he built his beautiful mansion on Linnean Avenue, where he still lives. There, he hosted the kings and sheiks of the Arab world, a Horatio Alger in an Arab mold, never wavering for a moment in his belief that America was, indeed, the land of opportunity. To have lived in Washington for nearly 80 years is an achievement. To have reached the venerable age of 100 or more is surely a bonus. But to have left an indelible mark on the city i a blessing.

He came to Washington by steamboat from the family farm in St. Mary's County around about 1890. One forgives him for not remembering exactly. He's celebrating his 109th birthday on Feb. 16th. But Zachariah Blackistone sits in the lounge of the Bethesda Nursing Home, spinning yarns that make him the most au then tic oral historian in the Washington area. He was one of nine children. When
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his father died, his mother urged the children to go north to the capital boomtown and get a government job. Benjamin Harrison was President. People got around on horseback. He never did get a government job. But early in the century, he founded Blackistone Florists, which grew to three stores and is still operating under his ownership. Evalyn Walsh McLean was one of IUs best customers, as were the White House and all the great Washington hostesses, courtiers and lovers. There is a remarkable contentment about the man, and his belief in Washington is still pristine as if be had screened out the pain. "It is a clean city, a moral city." Perhaps that is the way a human being who has never really known sadness looks at things. He has three children, all still alive. He lived a full and loving life for 53 years with his wife, who died 20 years ago Somehow, be has escaped cynicism. To have spanned a century of cataclysmic events in a disordered and changing world and still remain thirsty for life's each additional moment seems a remarkable feat in itself. In Mr. Blackistone, there is not the rain test tinge of rancor or bitterness or

self-pity. Although he can't remember hoW' many grandchildren, great, great-great : or great-great-great he has, he can: remember the address of his first; Washington residence, 212 11th Street, . the beauty of his best riding horse, the! location of his stables at 20th and p : Streets and the salary of his first stead)": job. . People perpetually ask him the secret! of his longevity. He has smoked and drank (he still does). He eatS everything, takes a single pill a: day-digitalis-and is the delight of hiS i nurse, Cele Thompson, who adores him. Science tells us that genetics is the real secret of longevity. That factor is obvious in his fine-spun, full-headed grey hair, his unwrinkled pink and! healthy skin, his ability to corn- I municate. But there is another factor, , beyond genetics or luck-some for-: tuitous emotional chemistry thal! creates a sense of enduring optimism· , That is probably his real secret. , When he is asked how his experience: of the last century colors his predictioll ; for the next, he responds that he thinJcs i it will be 'the same." That is the living voice of wisdom-

"The area's growth Is unstoppable



If there is a figurative finger on the pulse of the Washington area it is RObert Linowes. He is either a chairman, vice-chairman, president or board member of such a wide range of area activites that, almost by osmosis, he can see past, present and future from a variety of vantage points. Like most Washington acitvists, he sees area growth as unstoppable, but not without minefields ahead. 1n the Short term he sees a shake-out in reaJ estate speculation and building, brought on by the get-rich-quick-bybuying-property syndrome and the shrinking of money availability, largely through the outflow of the Savings and Loans. But he feels that shake-out will be over by mid-year with steady growth In the driver's seat. Surprisingly, he sees the suburbs Corning back strong in the early eighties as jurisdictions are faced with the realization that their tax base has eroded and they will need growth to continue to provide needed community Services. In social terms, he worries about a Polarization of the races , citing Rep. Fauntroy's ill-fated PLO hegira as a sYmptom. "As the equity involvement of the b.lack community grows, the ternptahon of moving from a secondary to primary position will understandably Increase. But only on the middle grOUnd will the common good Prevail. .. Pointing out that it is self-destructive to be one-sided, especially in ethnic terms, he feels certain that both blacks and whites will have to put tbe brakes on polarization if they are to fully enJOy the coming harvest of the eighties. lie thinks the renaissance '_Vashington experienced in the seventIes will come to full fruition in the ~ighties and that by 1990 the city will e "unrecognizable" in economic, SOcial and ethnic terms. He has high Praise for Vincent Reed and his heroic attempt to revitalize the Washington School system, offering the hope that

the able administrator will not get frustrated before the job is complete. "It's a helluva exciting place to live." he says about this area, which first lured his brother Sol Linowitz, now President Carter's Middle East negotiator. His brother Dave, an accountant, stopped by to visit Sol when the latter was assistant general counsel for the old OPA, met a local girl, Dorothy Wolf, and stayed. Bob came to visit after graduating from law school in 1948 . Sister-in-law Dorothy introduced him to another local girl, Ada Hamburger, whom he married. Their fourth brother, Harry, arrived to visit and was promptly matched up with another local girl, Judy Bierman. All are active in community life but Bob, as a former president of the Board of Trade, vice-chairman of the the board of the WashingtonBaltimore Common Market, chairman of the United Negro College Fund and, among other posts, board member of American University and WETA. appears to be indefatigible. Each of the four brothers has four children. "Now you see why we're so interested in the future of this area," Bob Linowes points out.

"Washington is no longer a gamble"
-Edwin Hoffman
If all business is essentially a gamble, then Ed Hoffman, chairman of the board of Woodward and Lothrop, is a riverboat poker artist. He came to Washington to take the reigns of Washington's premier homegrown department store chain nine years ago. It was a time when Washington, especially its downtown shopping area was reeling from the hangover of the riots and a general prognosis that the so-called "downtown" or "inner city" was dead or dying. Ed Hoffman didn't see it that way and bet one million of Woodie's cash on remodeling the downtown store in order to tie it into the Metro. The downtown store is now the highest volume profit-maker for the chain. Now Hoffman is betting again. admittedly with better odds, and the bandwagon effect is sending shockwaves of optimism throughout the Washington business community. The magic word is Civic Center, a vast convention complex that could make Washington me convention center of the country, and perhaps, the world. And since the main Woodie's store is directly across the street from the projected center which if aU goes well, could be operating in 1983, Hoffman has embarked on a plan for Woodie's that will convert its present space between 10th and 11th Streets and G and H into twin tower office buildings, a vastly expanded store and luxury hotel. But the Civic Center, according to Hoffman, is onJy one magnet that will spur growth and transformation. The other is the Washington-Baltimore Corridor. being actively promoted as "The Baltimore-Washington Common Market." With a two city metro population that could hit 10 million by the end of the current decade, Hoffman sees the common market as anything but common. Uncommon is the operati e word. Ed Hoffman gives pessimism short shrift as far as the Washington area is concerned. "It's no longer a gamble," he ays, 'but a multi-billion dollar sure thing."
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The word is "bullish" at the Pennsylvania A venue Development Corporation with seven active projects underway and the phase between Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets nearing completion. Discussing aspects of the program utilizing a model being proposed by prospective developer Jim Crozier (pointing) are Woodie's hairman Ed Hoffman, Executive Director ndy Barnes, Boord Member and Fine Arts Commission Chairman .arter Brown and Special Counsel Robert Llnowe . The tragic death of Boord Chairman Joseph Danzansky has spurred a s arch for a new Chairman.


John Hechinger, former head of the Washington City Council, U.N. delegate, and long time city benefactor, philanthropist and operating head of Hechinger's. which his father started in 1911, has an abiding faith in Washing/on's future. "The end is not in sight ... he says.

"We're well on our way to becoming a premier international city" -John Hechinger
Not once, through all its change and pain and anguish did John Hechinger lose faith in Washington. As the first chairman of the City Council from J 967 through 1969, he suffered through the riots and their aftermath, watching parts of Washington become a smoldering rubble. Yet he promptly advised the management of Hechinger's to open a brand new store, literally in the middle of the devastation. Now, a decade later, he is building one of the largest non-downtown citified malls in the country at
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Maryland Avenue near Bladensburg and Benning Roads, a site once in the path of the riots. Anchored by a huge Hechinger store and the largest Safeway in the nation, it will provide shopping facilities to more than 300,000 Washington citizens, served today, incredibly, by two groceries and one drug store. That's putting your money where your mouth is. But while John Hechinger has no reservations about Washington's fantastic future, he feels it viabLility might be enhanced by preventing the city's complete "gentrification" ... a place only for the affluent. "We are not helping ourselves by pushing out people of modest income. Gentrification breeds blandness and sterili ty. " For this trend he blames the inadequacy of our federal housing program, without which a city government is helpless. He has unkind words, as well, for the architects who have not flogged their creativity to design more interesting buildings notwithstanding some stilted zoning policies.

He is also not satisfied with the city'S school system although he has praise for its present superintendent who "is still saddled with some of the problems of the past." But here again he is optimistic, viewing the end of the babY boom and the shift in demographics as a good opportunity for the system to catch its breath and improve its quality and standards. Hechinger was alone when he urged people to stay in the city a decade ago. "See how swiftly your house sells," he had warned then, a good harbinger at what was to come 10 years later, making Washington one of the hottest real estate towns in the country. He sees more of the same in the future, as industry headquarters, trade associations, lawyers, bank offices and businesses, big and little, beat a path into town. "It's unstoppable" he says with cooviction. "We may not outstrip NeW York as a financial center or match the industry of Chicago, but are well on the way to becoming America'S premiere international city; in fact, the international capital of the world."

According to Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman, D.C. Subcommittee on Appropriations: "As long as there is schizophrenic home rule with neither the District nor the Congress in control, you are never going to see continuity or any kind of Willingness to plan for the city. "Nothing would give me more pleasure than to preside over the last ~eeting of the D.C. Appropriations SUbcommittee. It would mean that the situation had changed. It's not fair to the city. "The Federal government's involvement should be as a zoning board for the federal areas of the city; keeping fast food chains, for example, off the Mall. Their concern should be to insure that the traditional areas are best maintained. There should, ideally, be an agreement that would produce a payment in lieu of taxes. It would be more efficient for both. The District would know what to expect and would have to work within that figure. The Congress could not bail them out. "The District would have to accept the praise and the wrath and not pass the latter on to the Hill. Until such a change is made, the District will be Subject to the decisions and perSonalities of two, three, or four members of Congress. The D.C. committees are the last remnant of an era when a member could prevent Something from happening. "I see a special need for a concern about historic preservation in this city. It is vital for the District. After we replace the wonderful buildings we have with chrome and concrete, there Will be only pictures to be sold. But that can be turned around. It can become a priority but it has to be a concern of the District, especially the District government."

Senator Patrick Leahy. a tough Vermont Yankee. sees a special need for historic preservation. After the District replaces its buildings with chrome and concrete. he says, there will be only pictures to be sold.

plan for the city. Such a plan WOuld. insure that there would be appropnate zoning to protect neighborhoods and give developers clear directions on what is allowed. The recently defeated chancery bill was a start in that direction. "DTID is not a preservation organization. It is concerned with the quality of new architecture in the District and in advocating a mixture of quality buildings, old and new. But a real concern for us is that there is no regard for historic preservation in the District. The Slate Historic Preservation Officer, for example, is also the director of the Department of Housing and Community Development; a situation that can lead to conflicts of interst on particular building . "DTID may need an auxilliary caJJed 'Don't Put It Up' that will encourage people to yell when an ugly building goes up. It would also educate people about design, another real need for the city in the 80s. "DTlD is an ardent supporter of Home Rule for the District but the city government has a tremendous responsibility to the nation to preserve the history that j so much a part of this city. It is not doing a good job."

ACcording to Mrs. Joan Sobel Executive Director, Don't Tear It Down: "Our hope for the future of Washington is that the goal of DTID can be institutionalized into the processes, laws, and minds of city officials and decision makers in the District. •'There is a need for a comprehensive

Jean Sobel. in front of one of the buildings she most recently fo~gh( 10 preserve=the latest ~ity, landmark-the Lansburgh building. After this landmark declaration was challenged. the Mayor s Special Agent called a hearing. DTID worked hard and won. The city government has a . . responsibility to the nation, Sobel says. to preserve the history that is so much a part of this clly. Dossier/February 19 0/_1

"A city without a rich artistic landscape is not a city"
In the performing and visual arts scene in Washington, David Lloyd Kreeger, benefactor, collector and amateur musician, has few peers. "A city without a rich artistic landscape is not a city," he says. Surveying that landscape, he credits Roger Stevens and Martin Feinstein with putting Washington in a class with London and New York as a premier performing arts town. Citing opera and ballet as prime examples of this fact, he points out that the Vienna Opera actually performed four more operas in Washington than they did in New York to sellout crowds. In terms of ballet, he cites a sellout eight week season of the best ballet companies in the world, largely instigated by Martin Feinstein, with an extended season in the offing.

Lloyd Kreeger

attraction that sets the pace for the fantastically creative repertory companies in the city like Arena, New Playwrights Theater, the Folger and others. "We must have these smaller groups to provide the fermentation for dramatic creativity so essential to city life," he says. But he acknowledges that the dark cloud on the horizon is financial instability. "We have got to have government subsidies," he pleads. 'It has already been shown that government can enrich without controlling. If governrnent funding is not increased we can lose the creative cross-pollination provided especially by our smaller theatrical groups. In the visual arts, he thinks we are in the front rank, what with the opening of the East Wing and the Hirschhorn to supplement Washington's already rich museum stock. Kreeger speaks highly of our burgeoning number of smaller galleries. But he is not as sanguine about the artist population which flocks to New York, leaving us without a strong interrelationship between working artists. Looking back to the famed

"There are more interesting people here per square foot"
-Neil Goldschmidt
Not too many things surprised Neil Goldschmidt about Washington when he arrived here with his wife and family to take up his post as Secretary of Transportation last September. He'd frequently visited Washington on government matters. But his immediate expectations concerned his family first. "One of the things that struck me about Washington was how few children who live on the same block go to the same school. On the west coast, kids in the same neighborhoods go to the same schools. But on the east coast, there is a high percentage of children who attend private schools." In this respect. Goldschmidt feels that his son and daughter may have a slower time adjusting to the move. "But 1 have good feelings about living in Washington," Goldschmidt says, seeing it as a great opportunity for the family as well as himself. His most interesting impression about Washington, beyond his expectations, has been the people, with their ethnic and international diversity. "There are more interesting people here per square foot than in any other place in the world. "There is also a remarkable sense of history about the place, Goldschmidt says. "I like it around here." He misses the ethnocentricity of Portland, the working class taverns, for example. "Maybe there are places like that in D.C. but I haven't discovered them yet. In terms of his own specialty, transportation, he is a great fan of the Metro system although he sees enormous work ahead to get it completed and operating well. As for staying on once he has served his cabinet term, the former Mayor of Portland leans toward going home where his roots are and others in hiS family live. We've heard that tory before. ManY times.


--David Lloyd Kreeger stands amid the elegance of his Henry Moore sculptures in his Foxhall Road home. He has devoted a lifetime of service to the performing and visual arts and looks toward a burgeoning future for Washington in these fields.

"When a major artist considers a tour, he thinks now of London and the Kennedy Center first and New York second, " Kreeger says, citing a statistic that there are more performances per capita in Washington than in the highly vaunted Big Apple itself. In terms of drama, he points out that playing the Kennedy Center is a potent
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Washington Color School of the 1950s, he longs for the day when artists will make us once again a strong city of doers as well as viewers. All in all, according to Kreeger, the future looks grand, but the spectre of inflation. spiraling costs and the lack of government financial interest could hold back the tide.

Mayor Marion Barry in his familiar adversary role at a press conference. Flanking him are ExeCUtiveSecretary Dwight Cropp and Special Assistant Diane Lewis. After his first year in office O'e Mayor is taking stock and changing strategy for more efficient government.

"There is a great desire to be In "ashlngton"
-Mayor Marion Barry

To Mayor Marion Barry, the good news is that Washington is booming. The bad news is that the gap between the very rich and the very poor in the city is widening into a vast gulf. He is joyful about (he former and deeply concerned about the latter. "Washington is becoming more attractive to more and more people who

feel increasingly comfortable and protected here," he ays. In true political fashion he feels the atmosphere has changed since he took office. "People do feel more welcome here," he notes, citing more and more corporate headquarters rna ing to D.C. as well as research and de elopment firms, law offices and luxury retail stores. "This trend will undoubtedly continue, 'he ays proudly. "There's a great desire to be in Washington ... Recent trends of growth in business, construction, transportation and culture prove the point. "The completed Metro will ha e a great impact on our city," he points out, "and will tremendously help downtown as well as suburban businesses. The department stores downtown have already shown ju t how much sales have increased. , And the people in the city," Barry adds, "will have direct access to the suburbs for more job opportunities." Culturally too, the city is mo ing ahead, the mayor says, echoing the general consensus. 'We've matched the National Endowment and the ity government is always pushing for the art ." Barry is a strong advocate of community participation in the arts. He foresees a change in Washington's future population, predicting a slight downward shift of the black population from about 73 percent now to 60 to 65 percent in the future. "But if the District is to be a truly successful city," he says, "there has to be an equalizing of the black/white, rich/poor relationship. IJ He foresees other significant cbanges as well. "Families will be smaller and following a national trend, there will be less children in the city. We will need more adult recreational facilities rather than increased children's facilitie ." To meet the challenge of the future, he urges less bureaucracy, more selfgovernment and greater citizen participation. 'It's not going to be easy," he confe ses. But Marion Barry i no tranger to the fray and one gets the impres ion he will do whatever is nece sary to get the job done. "Washington's major challenge of the future," declare Mayor Marion Barry, "i more elf-government for the ity." 0
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Dr. Bennetta Washington
Educator and Civic Leader Born: Washington, D.C. "Washington is especially exciting because of the diversity of its population. I've seen the city change (rom a riot-torn city to a city where there is understanding between the races."

SterHng Tucker
Assistant Secretary at HUD Born: Akron, Ohio "This is where it's all happening, and if you're interested in taking part you can help make it happen."

Andy (Mrs_ Potter) Stewart Community Leader Born: New York "I am thrilled as any firsttime tourist when I see the presidential helicopter hovering over the White House or bump into someone I've just seen on the cover of Time. And it's gratifying to make what you do really count ... on every level of community service ."

Averell Harriman
Veteran Statesman Born: New York "I don't want to live in New York again. All my business and political friends have passed on. In Washington I am close to decision makers and will continue contributing."

George Starke
Redskin 1174 Born: New York "Win or lose, Washington Redskins' fans are always loyal to their team. They are always on our side no matter what."

James Goode
Curator of the Smithsonian Castle and author Born: North Carolina "The moment I saw the beautiful architecture of Washington, I knew this city was for me. In fact, 1 love Washington and its buildings so mucb that I've even written two books to try to save itl" (Goode's latest: Capital Losses.)

Foster Shannoo
President of Shannon & Luchs Born: Washington, D.C. "The future looks even better than other cities I've visited. It's a city for the moneymakers and a good life style. If you can't make money in Washington, than you're in the wrong business."

Scooter (Mrs. Dale) Miller
Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Greater Washington Born: DaUas, Texas " ... Because it is the nation's capital-the centerpiece-the showpiece-of our country. I still love Texas, but this is home and I'm glad to be paying my dues for living here."

Bill Graham Chairman of Drama, Catholic University Born: Philadelphia "Washingtou is rich in all aspects of communication. Actors do not live in a cocoon here. They are affected by the world around them and Washington is at its heartbeat."

Patrick Hayes
Director, WP AS Born: New York "I've lived in many cities, but Washington has progressed most in the arts in the Last 30 years and has grown into a grand, lovely city."

EmIly Womach
Chairperson and President, The Women's National Bank Born: Laurel, Delaware "Exciting things are happening here in the Women's Movement. Washington women are sophisticated and are learning fast that money is also power."

Morton B. Wilner
Dub ~Ibert Restaurateur Born: Troy, N.Y. "In what other city could I have stood at the door for 30 years and greeted the people who run the world."

Communications Lawyer, Senior Partner, Wilner & Scheiner Born: Baltimore "I've seen it take a leadersbip role not only in the U.S. but in the world. And the people who come here to serve government are generally dedicated, talented men and women. We've made a great POI pourri of friendships here through the years."

Joseph HLnbburo Art Collector Born: Latvia "It's interesting and the setting is beautiful, but most important, I like it because I'm" near my 'cbildren'-my paintings and sculptures."

Leonard Abel

Richmarr Construction Corp. Born: Washington, D.C. "Washington has come of age not just as the nation's capital but a world capital, and will become the economic capital in the coming decade ."

Ann Kinney
Executive Assistant, Office of Business & Development Born: The Philippines "Political activity got me here. With home rule, Washington is taking its own responsibility for its own affairs. And I want to help."

Dr _ Roselyn Epps
Pediatrician and Civic Leader Born: Savannah, Georgia "The professional opportunities are excellent and, because Washington has become more unified, there is a better chance for people to get to know each other and interact ."

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Leo Bernstein
Chairman of the Board National Savings & Trust Born: Washington D.C. "Do you know the true meaning of the word beautiful? Washington is beautiful!"

Rev. Dr. John C. Harper
Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church Born: Winthrop, Massachusetts "I love Washington because it seems to have aU the advantages of both a big city and a small town ... somehow it manages both size and quality in a remarkable way by combining urbanity with 'caring' ."

Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz

Spiritual Leader, Congregation Adas Israel Born: Duluth, Minn. "It is the center of power. Our local news is national news. Washington people influence altitudes toward this country. People who come here are like moths attracted to a flame."

Dr. LaSaJle Laffall
Dean of Howard University Medical School, President of American Cancer Society Born: Quincy, Fla. "I am interested in ))Cople-not only medicine. Here one can share ideas with top government officials and make a contribution."

Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Partner, Covington and Burling Born: Washington, D.C. "There is a strong Black middle class that can stand on its own feet."

Dr. Arthur Hoyt
Gynecologist and Special Assistant to the Mayor on Health Born: Malden, Mass. "Washington is a center of power and influence-a place where one can get the ear of the "resource allocators", whose fund grants will determine the future of many of our minorities and disadvantaged."

Art BuchwaJd
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Attorney Born: Pittsburgh "Washington is a series of Pyramids representing the 01tional leadership of businessmen, diplomats, politicians, lawyers and professional making it a stimulating, exciting place to live."

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The National Symphony Ball was an evening of delicious ironies. The date was December 7th. The sponsors were Ambassador and Mrs. Peter Hermes of the Federal Republic of Germany. Former sponsors in the audience were Ambassador and Mrs. Fumihiko Togo of Japan. But the 1100 guests, garbed in white
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ties and their most elegant gowns, picked their way through the yet unfinished Sheraton Washington Hotel, tripping down make-shift stairs to the huge ballroom, to enjoy the unchallenged piece de resistance of the Washington sociaJ season. It seemed like two or three parties going at once, with guests at one end of the room, hardly knowing what was going on at the other end. To a reporter it could only be observed as a series of vignettes. ational Security Advisor Zbig Brzezinski seated next to the Saudi

Ambassador's wife Nubs Alhegelan at one of Ann and Wynant Vanderpool'S: five tables. Ann winning a VolkswagoJl and hoping it was red. Intrepid Wolf trapper Kay Shouse throwing away her cane and dancing up a storrTI· : Former Congressman Fred Roone~ . winning a BMW and remarking, lost an election and won a car." Other: door prize winners: Marilyn BigeloW, a, Mercedes; Jill Gore, a 12 piece place setting of RosenthaJ China; MarliJl Hu ted and Mrs. Joe Bates, week-long: trips to Germany. In a sense, everyone was a winner.


(1) The Japanese Ambassador and Mrs. Fumlhlko Togo former Ball sponsors dance to Donati's music! (2) Cece (Mrs. Ed) and Senator Zorlnsky chat with ball sponsors West German Ambassador and Mrs. Peter Hermes. (3) A medal bedecked Austrian Ambassador and Mrs. Karl Schober enter the reception area. (4) Mayor Barry, Mrs. Wesley Williams, Karl Paschke and Efli Barry contemplate the musical notes on the table napkins. (5) Mrs. Edward Davis and Mr. and Mra. J. Chapman Chester chat during the cocktail reception. (6) Auslln Kiplinger greets past ball chairman Juliette Clagett McLennan. (7) Dance enthusiast Ambassador Elliot Richardson swings Mrs: Richardson around the ballroom. (8) Ball Chairman Betsy Rea holds the sliver raffle bowl while joint MC's Sandy and Jackson Baln listen to Rep. Fred Rooney respond to his BMW win.

lnl ere were gifts for everyone, inCUd' , a 109 an electronic Adler calculator, p nd Special gifts for those with stars tasted on their programs: Frank Ferrone of General Motors needed help ;orn an adventurous lady to crawl ~~er the table to retrieve his Hinkel A Ife and fork prize; Forrest and ju~drey Mars scooped up an orange ICesqueezer. \'( Be~y Rea, Ball Chairperson, said it \'(as l~ke having a baby. She had been P orklng on it exactly nine months. J ast Chairpersons Elaine llverstein, Udy McClellan, Penny Korth. nne

Braverman and Ann Vanderpool all agreed it was one of the best ever. Au tin Kiplinger, Symphony President, beamed and strutted, ecstatic over a surprise gift, announced by the West German Ambassador, of $50,000. Scooter Miller and Dale, at their table graced by the handsome duo of Amba sadors from Syria and Greece and their lovely wives, echoed the ecstacy. "Everybody looks great," Scooter said. The chef, too, outdid himself, considering the fact that he had to rustle up an elegant meal of consomme of chicken and leek, cold srnok-

ed trout, filet of beef, and a ariety of goodies, topped off with a parade of the dessert mounds, smartly called Prince PookJa Bombe. There were donated German wines, strolling violins and almost continuous dancing by Gene Donati and his orchestra. There also was a bit of a traffic squeeze during the entrance and exit, with all the limousines in Washington converging in one swoop, but everyone took it in stride. It was, after all, good for the symphony. The guests, quite Literally, had a ball.

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Black Tie, held their annual "Party of the Year" at the Prime Rib restaurant on K Street. President Randy Reed, Jr. and wife Ellen welcomed past Prez Randy Rouse, Nancy and Bob IUnes and the Patrick Mayberrys plus OVer100 members and guests. Panamanian problem solver Carlotta Pardini, down from New York, locked horns with Bob and Doris Crans on the Panama Canal issue. "Lotta" was for the Treaty, while Bob was definitely "a gin." Dick and Audrey Perry talked Eye Foundation with "Buddy" Lawlor and Kathy Sullivan. Merry widow Ingrid Bennett, danced with Sidney Friedberg. Spotted around the mirrored Piano were CollIns and Mary Bird, Claire Harting and Connie Appleby. Bob and Fran Bisselle dined with Stack Gately and Patty Cavin. Want your own four by six Jackson POUackto fin that wall space over your Sofa?Do what Bob (E-Systems) and Pat Smith did. They invited 35 of their best friends to a painting party. Each guest received a ketchup container of paint mixed by artist, Bucky Duchanan, who along with other profeSSionalslike portraitist Kitti VOD KanD and her husband CUlton, Nettie and lorn Broyhill, Pat and Joe Hunt, Lokie and Dottie Bradford and most enthusiastic of all, Cbris Patton and husband Tom, joined the drip-fest. A month later she invited the group back to see their masterpiece at their Virginia home. She included admirers ~arJority Leader Jim Wright, his wife Anne, the Don Maeleans, tbe Cbuck GllIledges and Bob Waldron. Revillon (Twelfth Night to Washingtonians) was the reason for the late black tie party hosted by Mrs. Gladstone Williams at her handsome hOuse on R Street. "This party should really start at midnight, but I wouJdn't dare, " laughed the hostess whose ancestry is both Georgian and British. SteUita and George Renchard walked arOUnd the comer. as did Pr Pitts and the Jack Logans. Colt and Doda deWolf were there as were the David Cbavcbavadzes, Charles Graham, Adrntral Tom KeUy and wife Virginia, llie Watson, Judson and Peggy QOWles. The new Honduras Ambassador ~cardo Midence was flanked by his \\rifeand lookalike daughter Patricia.

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When two world-famous elephants met in the Smith onian's Mu eum of Natural History, everybody lucky enough to be present really had a balll. ..BABAR, Jean de Brunhoff's beloved "King of the Elephants," ballooned to Washington (we're told) in search of his American relatives, and was honoree at the 9th Annual Smithsonian Women's Committee Christmas Dinner Dance-traditionally held around the Smithsonian's own seven and a half ton African bush elephant, the largest ever stuffed, which presides over the central hall of the building. Co-chairmen of the event were Mrs. Dudley Owen and Mrs. Morton Wilner. 400 guests enjoyed cocktails in the exciting new "Splendors of Nature Room." where the ladies' finery vied with gossamer butterfly wings, glistening sea-shells, exotic bird feathers and the like. (Note: to future ball chairmen everywhere-the addition of great tureens of hot consomme on the bars proved as popular as vodka martinis!) The lavish buffet featured a menu bound to please Babar - including a dessert of 'Babar au rhum' and other assorted pastries. The atrium was decorated in honor of Babar and there were portraits of his ancestors (charmingly drawn by Hildy Van Roijen). A back-drop depicting Babar-ish scenes had been created by Susie Gray. Stuffed elephants in various sizes and colors (lovingly made by members of the Women's Committee) adorned the tall evergreen that surround the room, and Pete Wilner somehow provided enough hand-built BABAR ashtrays (from her own kiln) for aU of the lady guests. The 'Elephant Dance' has become one of the most popuLar in the city-and tickets are hard to come by because so-called 'cave-dwellers' have taken the event as their own ... and enjoy inviting best friends from out-oftown-and all for a worthy cause ... the Women's Committee donations of 'seed' money to provide many worthwhile projects that, through the years, have become self-supporting. The Leonard Silversteins won the life-size Babar and drove home with Babar's bead sticking out of the sun roof. According to Leonard, a passing motorist remarked, "Where did you find my mother-in-law?"
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(1) An elephant's eye view takes In the Museum of Natural History's atrium as the 9th annual Smithsonian Women's Committee Christmas Dinner Dance gets underway. (2) A resident of the Splendors of Nature Room where guests cocktalled stands stoiely by as Mrs. Morton H. Wilner, wearing a black crepe gown, trimmed with whlte'tipped ostrich feathers by Bill Blass enjoys the festivities. (3) Mrs. Charles H. Clark, chairman of the Women's Committee, enjoys Donati's rhythm with Dr. Clark. (4) III (Mrs. Dudley) Owen heads for the dance floor with Donald Jeffries. (5) Mrs. Russe" Train, Tony Hess and Mrs. Arthur Gardner enjoy a quiet moment between dances. (6) NCFA's Harry Lowe greets newlyweds Marny and Bona Mecy and Mrs. J. Noel Macy. (7) Honored guest BABAR leaves the Ball with Elaine Silverstein who won him, much to the amusement of Carmen Kreeger.

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Like crocuses poking their way up through the thawing soil, spring fashions shake off winter's hibernation and herald the start of a colorful new season. Washington is blessed with a healthy crop of homegrown retail outlets which cater to the myriad tastes and individual needs of women in the nation's capital. The city is proud of its homegrown stores, all survivors in a very competitive business. Essentially, the competition has been healthy for the community as new stores proUferate, bringing to discriminating buyers a more varied assortment and new and exciting ideas that keep us all alert to trends and changes.
Thompson Department Store where she worked in better dresses and spent her days off doing substitute teaching in the public schools. From there, she moved to Singer Sewing Co. doing sales and bookkeeping. On Saturdays, she taught clothing construction. Along the way. she dropped out to have two daughters-one who is now in her third year of medical school and another who works in retailing in California. In 1948 she helped Singer set up factory production of the first nylon tricot blouses, using a converted factory which had produced parachutes and eat co ers. Moving to Wa hington 15!h years ago, she worked at Fabrics Unlimited and designed costumes for the Alexandria, Va. Little Theatre in her spare time. About eight years ago, she fell in love with ultrasuede. An inheritance from her father funded her cottage industry shop in her basement where she designed a holiday collection and launched it with a fashion show. While her designs won acclaim, her basement didn't. "People have a reticence to go to your home, especially if you're a friend. It got to be too much of a wreck in the "rec" room," she said. Her first shop in Old Town, Alexandria, in 1972 got off to an unauspicious start, with eight break-ins within the first 10 months the shop was open. Her banker recommended a new site-to protect both of their investments -complete with an iron gate and a brick wall. Today her shop features 80 percent of its stock in ultrasuede garments. with Clarissa designing 75 percent of those items. Her staff of 32 produces the design for her store and 350 other outlets at both the retail and wholesale level. In addition to clothing, she also offers ultrasuede placemats. Other fabric preferences of the tore are crepe de chine and georgette.
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The daughter of a Swedish imIlligrant who arrived in the u.S. with Only 15 cents in his pocket at the age of 17. Clarissa comes from sturdy stock that's not afraid of working hard or going after what you want in order to SUcceed. Raised in New England, she earned a B.A. in fine arts and clothing design from the Rhode Island School of Design. She went to work as a blouse deSigner for an import/export firm and WOundup marrying the boss. Her next step careerwise was

Woodward & Lothrop, originally known as the "Boston Store" in 1880 moved from the heart of Washington's business district to l Ith & F Sts., (shown), a move other merchants believed hod no business future. By 1902, the Boston Store officially became Woodward & Lothrop.


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The store's window displays launched Rizik's success in 1910. After displaying five sell-out dresses in the window, the Rizik brothers reordered more and expanded the business.

Reflecting on the image of the Washington woman which she envisions, Clarissa noted, "She's very cautious in her investments. A lot of people think congressmen's wives have a lot of money to spend on clothing. It's quite the opposite. They are quite conservative," she interjected with a note of amusement. "It takes Washington a little longer to catch on to what's happening." Her customers, who range from 25 to 85, like a feminine feeling in a tailored motif, based on quality fabrics and timeless lines, Clarissa said.

As a young bride from Chicago, Claire Dratch arrived in Washington, D.C., ready to launch a new career and a new marriage. Gradually, the couple sunk roots, then decided to parlay their joint experience into creating a specialty store of their own. They began modestly in 1949, leasing space in another store, and finally opened their own shop in Bethesda in 1952. In spite of the suburban location, "We became a metropolitan store, Mrs. Dratch pointed out. "The city grew and we grew with the city. In

1960, she and her husband found a dilapidated, empty restaurant which they thought had "tremendous potential. " They bought the building and renovated it, doubling the original floor space. Her fashion philosophy has not shifted with the years. "We wanted to cater to the chic Washington woman ... Our forte is ward robing for the customer we care about and our belief in persona] service. That's the mainstay of our business," Dratch said. None of her staffers are on commission so they don't have to think in terms of sales when they give fashion advice. They all maintain a card file of preferences for regular customers and keep in touch with them by phone. Unlike the FDA, Claire Dratch believes in additives to perk up a wardrobe from previous seasons. Say a customer bought a "terrific suit last year and something has come in which gives it the right look for now," a saleswoman will alert the customer to it, she said. The shop also specializes in alterations so every garment fits perfectly. Bridal fashions are a major thrust of the Bethesda store, including items for the wedding party and the trousseau.

Couture lines are another drawing card. But recognizing that more and more Washington women are working, Dratcb opened a second store downtown in 1978 aimed at this audience. Unlike her young New York counterpart, whom Dratch describes as more frivolous, the Washington working woman "is caught up more in the importance of where she is, and she's a little more serious" when she dresses for the office. Whether she works in or out of the home, the Washington woman "is aware of what's smart and we try to lead her in that direction," Dratch said. Dratch describes her shops' atmosphere as friendly and inviting. "We are a chatty store. I feel the customer wouldn't hesitate to call US up to ask for fashion advice" on what to wear for specific needs, she added. For spring, she says belts are back. Lacy collars and trims will be in demand, with a palette of bold colors as well as black and white patterns. Pant suits will also be on the upswing, she predicted.

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Founded in 1888 by cousins of present management. SaksJandel debuted as a downtown fur and ready to wear salon. They moved to G St. in 1927. remodeled in 1960, (shown), and by the early 70's. opened in Chevy Chase and Watergate.

Claire Dratch began her store in 1949 by leasing space from another store. Three years later she opened the shop, (shown) , in Bethesda. In 1959, they moved a few blocks up Wisconsin A ve, and opened their present store . ....._


Julius Garfinckel's store at 13th & F Sts., above, in 1905 was the only store in Washing Ion gt'C1red toward the elite. Buyers scouted Paris and ew York for the finest goods available. In 1930. Garfinckel's moved to the present F St. location.

shopping area, Garfinckel's, is a diamond jubilarian with absolutely no signs of senility. Opened in 1905 by Julius Garfinckel, the store was geared toward the elite, according to Hanne Merriman, executive vice president. "Nothing he carried was carried anywhere else in Washington," she emphasized, "with buyers scouting Paris and New York for the finest goods available." In 1930, Garfinckel's outgrew its surroundings and moved to the present F Street location. Mrs. Herbert Hoover CUt the welcoming ribbon. Six years later Julius Garfinckel retired and old his store. The new owners kept the name. By 1942, it opened the area' first branch store in Spring Val ey, fOllowed by a string of others. During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Garfinckel's quietly revamped its im~ge, Merriman siad. "We are still trylng to offer quality but we like to have mOre contemporary merchandise. What we buy is drawn both from the domestic and worldwide markets. We Want to appeal to the new customer, as Well as the old," he aid. Although the downtown store retains the largest selection of designer gOods, all the stores but Tysons Corner

carry all the various fashion departments. Keeping an eye out for hard-to-fit sizes, Garfinckel's trie to garner the attention of these women, both in the size 4s and size 20s. "In our catalogs, we try to find dresses we can advertise up to at least size 18." she said. For spring, Merriman anticipates a classic look, heralded in suits fashioned from wools, cotton and silks. There'll be frilly collars and trims and "a lot of beautiful, beautiful colors," Pants will be prominent, with fuller, more comfortable lines, for both work and play schedules. Pleat wiJI trim both pants and skirts, she said. Although Garfinckel' has grown to even stores, it has retained its personal touch, Merriman maintains. For its working woman audience, the store offers fashion show on how to coordinate wardrobe components. On an individual le el, all tore offer fashion can ulting at no fee. "I do think in the 80s the one trend we are going to see is more and more women going back to work and we've got to offer them more ervice. They are going to buy \ ardrobe 'concept' and they want e erything more or less at the arne time, instead of sporadic time-

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E en tropical paradises get boring, according to Diana Parker who had spent six years running a water skiing and skin di ing busines in the Bahamas. So 17 years ago she landed in Annapolis, where he auld still maintain some nautical ties. Searching for a new career, she got sidetracked trying to line up a landlubber's wardrobe. "I couldn t find anything in any other store that I wanted to wear and I hated to sew," she said, so she tarted a store of her own in Annapoli . "I don't buy the Calvin Kleins, the Ralph Laurens and the Anne K1eins that are in e ery other store, , Parker said. "I go to California and to Europe. I don't care what the price range i if the look is right," she empha ized. Parker scouts astutely for mall size down to size 2. She feels the store s uniqueness reside in its abundance of lightweight knits, primarily one-piece dre ses, which are imported from ranee and England. "The are reall
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interesting and the colors are gorgeous. " For spring, her agenda calls for oufits with shoulder detail (padded or gathered shoulders), woven print sweaters from England with embroidery or beaded trim, angora pastel sweaters and crepe matte jersey fabrics. Parker shuttles between her Annapolis location and White Flint. In evaluating the look of the Washington woman, Parker lumps together political and governmental types which she terms conservative. Second is the "Potomac group" whom she describes as "much freer thinking and spending. A lot of them work to do something interesting rather than having to work for money. They are world travelers and much more willing to experiment with fashion," she said. The third category is stylish blacks. "When they dress beautifully, they dress beautifully. bey are absolute knockouts. They are the people that when I see them on the street, I stop and look," Parker said. The fourth group are the under-35 crowd. "I don't get a whole lot of the under-35 trade. Usually it's a matter of money but they always shop my sales. When I mark it down, I don't kid around." She counsels customers to bring in older outfits for tips on updating them. "I don't think Washington women pay enough attention to what is alreadr hanging in their closets."

The luxury look of linen and laces formed the embryo.for the first Rizik'S store opened by two Lebanese brothers, A.M. and Josepb Rizik, on f Street in 1910. Shrewd merchants, the pair got into the dress business overnight. A sales rep asked the two to display five dresses in the window of their fabric shop. The outfits sold out immediately and the Rizik brothers decided to reorder more and branch out their business. Custom-made clothing remained their forte until World War II, according to Madeleine Rizik, daughter of one of the founders and one of five Riziks still active in the family venture. Another drawing card were the evening gowns and exquisite lingerie, relates Madeleine, who said that "in the old days" slips with seven inches of luciouS imported laces were not unusual. . "Many famous women bought their things here," Madeleine said. Mrs. Douglas MacArthur visited Rizik's for



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her trousseau. A steady stream of Presidential wives also frequented the dressing rooms, including Mrs. William Howard Taft, Mrs, Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower. And Gen. Pershing dispatched his driver to Rizik's to pick up staff Christmas gifts, she said. Today's customer is still seeking feminine elegance in apparel, noted Renee Rizik Kalil, who buys sportswear and lingerie for the store, also serving as fashion coordinator. They shop her store "for the individual look and the individual attention ... She can come in once and we can fit her for the season." Rizik's still specializes in lingerie trousseaus. One of the most enthusiastic spokeswomen for the spring fling fashions, Renee raves about the sheer linens, crepes and wools for suitings, layered chiffons for evening wear and bold black and white blends, occasionally teamed with polka dots. Silk lingerie is also coming back. A personification of the 194Os, the entry styles for the 1980s will be accessorized with calf handbags and brightly splashed silk scarves.

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"We're a specialty store of the old school," explains Ernest Marx, co' owner of Saks-Jandel, "stressing service, quality and style and the best in designer clothing and furs." Opened in 1888 by cousins of the current management, Saks-Jandel debuted as a downtown fur salon and ready-to-wear house. Marx and his brother, Henry, bought the business in 1959. By the early 1970s, they revised operations, shifting their main store to Chevy Chase and opened up a houtique dubbed Saks in Watergate. In describing the store s clientele, Val Cook, Saks-Jandel fashion coordinator, remarked, "You can't be all things to all people but we are going more for taste than price. Good taste doesn't have a price level." While the stores' primary emphasiS is on designer clothing, Cook said the company is also expanding its moderate-priced lines in order to cultivate the working woman market. "We have concentrated on putting in lesser priced clothing so our customer'S daughter and the working woman can come in shopping and not be intimidated," Cook said. The Saks-Jandel fashion directOr said the underlying emphasis remains

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in offering unexpected services to make shopping easier for the customer. "If someone comes in in the morning and needs to go to a party that evening, not only will we alter it (the new outfit) but we'll deliver it." Surveying her buying preferences, Cook said the store stocks 4 to 14 sizes, with an audience currently 30 to 50 years of age which includes politically powerful and prominent women as well as career women and non-working wives. "Our customer is fashion-smart bY Washington standards, to Cook noted. "She comes to us because we represent something she wants. She is willing to pay for it but she wants to get her money's worth." Unlike some European cities and New York, Washington offers no maill promenade area where women call walk to show off their clothes or see other fashions, Cook said. "Conse· quently, Washington women don't tend to dress up much during the dar But Washington is a town where much of the socializing and business (govern' ment or otherwise) gets done at night and lots of evening clothing ire· quired. Washington is one of the dressiest cities in the United States ill the evening. We have a lot of black tie evenings." she said. Focusing her sights on spring, Cook sees shorter, fuller skirts, topped with cropped jackets. Pant will be in all shape , lengths and sizes, he predicts. And everything will be brushed with a paintbox of bright primary colors.




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A blithe, bouyant spirit, Frankie Welch has an effervescence that is mir' rored in her clothing, her cosmetiCS and her outlook on life. A graduate of Furman University ill Greenville, S.C., where she earned B degree in clothing and design, she keeps her classroom ties well-oiled as ~ part-time professor at the Univer ity 0 Maryland where she teaches a course on creative design. Welch worked her way into the Washington fashion world a a wardrobe consultant, with several congreS' sional wives among her clients. open' ing a store of her own in Old Towtl Alexandria in 1963 was a natural pro' gression. Sizewise, she carries 4 through 14. with an emphasis on petite. A moth~J of two daughters herself, Welch 81 she sees her store a a place where both

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Illothers and daughters can shop. Because of the growing market for Working women's fashions, Welch opened up a second shop in 1978 right near the White House, which is managed by her daughter. "We are not the dowager store. We don't even carry. 18s." she stressed. Single and married career women are a major merchandising thrust for her stores. "The single woman in Washington is the best-dressed single woman in the world," Welch remarked. In selecting merchandise for her stores, Welch has a designing hand. She's created over 2,000 scarf designs, with seven commemorating different Presidents and one portraying Cherokee characters which composed the first American alphabet. She is also Proud of her Frankie Dress, a basic Pattern she once created for her dolls as a child, which can be wrapped in 12 different ways. Betty Ford took several to China and Mrs. Dean Rusk also Packed some for her world treks. Suits in wools, tweeds, silks and blends are her be t sellers, coupled with Ultra uede suits, dresses and coats. . In addition to clothing, Welch will Introduce her own line of cosmetics this spring. "I have been buying things for years from five different cosmetic lines. I just pieced together all the things I liked," said Welch, who has Studied cosmetic formulation in Rome, Paris and London. "Cosmetics are really part of fashion. I am now a comPlete store," said Welch of her effort to research her new skin products.

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Flair, managing some of the day-today business operations. To keep customers current on shiftins styles, Williams sponsors at least three fashion shows a month. Such shows are held at country clubs and at meetings of national women's organizations. Another attraction is their special order business, especially for the larger woman who may need up to size 20 or 24 V2, or the petite person searching for a size 4 outfit that doesn t make her look like a little girl. If a shopper spies a style she likes on the rack, the staff will track down a suitable size, if at all possible. Williams said she tries to have the store mirror her personality and she encourage her staff to cater to all customers. "I don't give one customer better service than another, regardless of whether they have $50 in their pocket or a million. I treat all mY customers the same and [ mingle (in the store). I get out of my office. I don't talk all the time. I listen and it spaid off. I don't put on any airs. I'm righl with the customer, regardless of what she wants," said William with a genteel air reflecting her Old Dominion heritage. "This is what I am teachins my daughter," she said. "To please the customer is very important." Turning to the spring forecast, Williams envisions narrower leg ot! pant , the revival of pedal pushers and culottes and a greater demand for pants suits. "This is the first year since I've been in business that pants suil sales really fell off in October but theY carne back from the 15th of December on." she noted.

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In 1879, the two scouted the country for a new city for stores. When they Stopped in Washington, they noted the growth potential because of the federal government and rooted into the retail establishment. Their first tiny shop was Opened 100 years ago. It was called the Boston Store. They quickly outgrew the small space and moved to Pennsylvania Avenue. "It was a nowy day and they opened up with bright summer merchandise," Woods said. Another expansion took them to 11th and F Streets, where they continued [0 spread out. The business also stepped outside of traditional routines, Woods said. In 1908, Woodies became the first store to have live models to display ball gowns. It sponsored concerts in it auditorium and had broadcasting facilities right in the store. In 1950, it began branching OUt throughout the suburbs. Unlike the smaller boutique and shops, Woodies sheer size makes it a fashion force around town. It is also Unique because of the very broad spectrum it seeks as its consumer target. "There's really no one woman," Woods emphasized in describing the Stare's fashion criteria for styles. "There's a large group who work and there are a lot of housewives or Socialites. We have to cover all three." Woods said they have begun to focus on the needs of the larger woman who Wears half sizes (up to 40) and are now Carrying designs from Gloria Vanderbilt and Evan Picone for this woman. "We give you the lifestyle you're lOoking for," Woods said. "We're not Zeroing in on anyone," she said. To help women keep up-to-date in their wardrobing, all store offer free fashion consulting on an appointment basis. The downtown store, Chevy Chase and Montgomery Mall also proVide personal shopping service. "We try to give them the best advice we can on what they should buy. how they ShOUld plan their wardrobe, how they should accessorize and we also help them to keep abreast of fashion trends." note Diane Nicholson Jones, Woodies fashion coordinator. . On her spring fashion forecast, Jones 1S calling for bright colors plus black and white contrasts. Pants will be baggy or fitted, depending on perSonal preference. En ernbling will be the byword in classic UiIS, with an ivy league flair. Acces orie will carry out the color statement. Handbags will be more constructed, featuring more handles rather than shoulder strap . 0

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Apple pie is one of America's favorites, but few can compete with Tbe Bridge, the fine restaurant in Stouffer's National Center Hotel, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway. Arlington. They serve an apple pie with a delightfully cakey crust and a walnut caramel topping. With tender apple and a "pecan pie" accent, this dessert is worth a special trip. An orange can rise to new heights When hollowed, cradling a ball of orange sherbet mixed with fresh orange iuice, toasted almonds and Napoleon tangerine liqueur. Aptly named "Orange Kiss," it's a delightful cap to an Italian feast at Romeo and Juliet, 2020 "K" Street, N.W. Nearby, at Le Pavillon, 1820 "K" Street, N. W ., nou velle cuisine and lighter cooking fall by the wayside with the rich mousses for dessert. White chocolate mousse is presented in a lovely baked fluted crepe, accented by praline bits. A chestnut mousse in the same fragile crepe is dotted with candied ginger, again a memorable marriage of flavors. English specialties color the menu of i'lccadllly. SS 10 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., and a wonderful English trifle, heady with sherry, can be found there. But the most unique dessert is Gooseberry Fool, a light concoction of gooseberries, champagne and whipPing cream. It is not too sweet or


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ALWAYS ELEGA T The Homestead in Hot SpringS, Virginia, is one of th.is country's oldest resorts. Three golf courses are on the premises including one right at the hotel's front door that was laid out ill 1892. A mountain stream stocked with rainbow trout and four skeet fields are available. Other activities are bowling, swimming (one indoor, three outdoo! pools), skiing, ice-skating and a futl service spa. You can dance the nigbt away to a Meyer Davis orchestra. Supervised playgrounds and sitters are available for children. There's a landing strip for private and corporate aircraft as well as AJl1' trak service. Telephone (703)839-5500 or write to The Homestead, Hot SP~ ings, Va. 24445 for more infcrmation>'

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2301 Connecticut Avenue
On (he corner of Kalorama Road and Connecticut Avenue stands the Carthage. an apartment building long admired by Washingtonians. for the past year (his building has been meticulously and tastefully renovated. Now In Its final stages of renovation. the Carthage is available for viewing and for sale. Apartments range from 1500 to 2000 square feer and are priced from SI8S.000. Sales are handled by d'Amecourt Real Estate and the apartments may be inspected dally berween II and 5 p.m. or by appointment. There are only twentyseven residences available. These luxurious cwo bedroom cwo and one half bath apartments have all the amenities you expect and more. E.achhas a fireplace. balcony. marble foyer &. kitchen. washer &. dryer. and Individually controlled heating &. air conditioning. Ensuring your privacy. there are only three apartments per floor. The building provides indoor parking. a roof terrace and a spa. At last. (he luxury condominium employing your every wish.

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Discover THE BOOK CELLAR for out-ofprint books to read & collect. Ail subjects & languages. 8227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md. 654-1898. Open 7 days, 11-5. WASHINGTON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR March 7 & 8; Frl. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Info. 654-2626; Rare books, prints, maps, autographS. $2.50 per day. HANDBOUND BOOKS - Leather or cloth, with za-carat gold stamping make excellent gifts. Worn or new books accepted. For lnformation, price estimates call 552·9480.

REAL ESTATE SERVICES: Use your equity rather than your cash to acquire your next property. Call Marjorie Ackerman, REALTOR, to arrange a tax deferred exchange. 986-8770. FOR SALE - Virginia hunt country property Bedford County Va., Fox Folly Farm - 17 acres. Adjacent to Bedford County Hunt Club. Panoramic view of Blue Ridge Mour\talns over 1/2 mile of road frontage. Attrac· tlvely priced for Immediate sale. Smaller tracks also available In same area. 8Y OWNER CALL (office) 202-832-2883 or (home) 202-785-4880 Summer Rental-Wesley Heights Beautifully furnished 4 Bedrooms July & August $1300 mo. 333-4510.

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of Paris, is a man of conLatin charm and good looks. e has chosen the easy way. His art, promising and genuine, has e mannered and monotonous. dden in the flat surfaces, crowded h his lifeless dough-people, one not find, as promised, sensuality shallowness. His attempts at "d~'Dn"~ of the old masters hardly conute the hoped for equivalent of and sparkling wit. They lack bite poignancy and, last not least, the nship required to bring off feats. In order to make fun of a vaggio or a Van Eyck and their one has to be able to paint one. Otherwise, uch exercises pointless and embarrassingly ntious. The artist would do well to dy the brilJiantly executed takeoffs by the gifted talian painter Tommasi Ferroni whose imsical art about art, recently on at Mojuque Knowlton's Gallery in York, stunned and delighted critics. In fairness to the artist, it should be that there are indications of a to break out of his successful and to stretch his abilitie . That ero can paint becomes clearly apin his absorbing allegorical still, "Onions", a subtle study of ing colors and forms painted 1974. Botero boasts of having the best and powerful dealers in the world. In of his initial potential and his vel oped oeuvre, one almost it were otherwise.



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We offer picture buttons, popcorn & peanut machines, hot press machines. Valet ParkIng etc. Call Jon Siegel 229-8352 LOST IN THE STEREO MAZE? Sympathetic expert helps select the right sound system tor you. DesIgned for your lifestyle & envIronment. SOUND INVESTMENT 321·4015 Swedish massage for ladles given In your home by a protesslonal with 25 years experience. Call after 7:30 . 439-5882. WE'RE THE EXPERTS at Incredible party planning. Call us at 333-3200. FURS? Wholesale - Take a trip to New York with me to my furrier. Call Jody - 337-3200. McCHESNEY'S BARTENDERS Washington's finest specializing In private parties, weddings and embassy functions. Call McChesney (202) 544-7571. CAKES Decorated to complement your special occasions. Creative designs from formlll to frivolous. Small parties, weddings. 657-9134.

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Qeal ~slale Transaction

3256 Street, N.W•• B.Gordon, Jr. t Anne E. Brown- $189,500. 2525 Waterside Drive, N.W.· A.H. Hagner Jr. to Malcolm A. Rudolph ,$230,000. 2331 20th Street, N.W .• G.D. Cohen I Jane F. Luera- $249,500. 1319 28th Street, N.W .• D.L. Wallerslel to Harry B. Lee· $2.25,000. 1528 32nd Street, N.W•• M.J. ThompsO to Timothy T.K. Spadafora ·$180,000. 2233 46th Street, N.W.· V. Pizer to Robe E. Hess III . $250,000. 4437 Catherdral Avenue. N.W.• l.H. Web to Jay L. Carlson· $355,000. 4617 Kenmore Drive, N.W .. T.J. Green walt 10 B. Warren Pechan ·$237,500. 1763 R Street, N.W.• L. Kraft 10 Bruce E Fein· $300,000. 4827 V Street, N.W•• J.G. Carleton 10 J Michael McGinnis· $259,500. 67th Street, S.E•. H.J. Daniels 10 Eugen Moos & Susan H. Bell ,$235,000. 4517 Hawthorne Street, N.W .. K.B. Wale to Anthony S. Harrington ,$280,000. 3908 Watson Place, N.W.. R.W. Markle Jr. to Nicholas Arroyo ·$225,000. 1230 29th Avenue, N.W .. C.M. Tarone t Andrew M. Wolfe· $214,000. 2000 48th Street, N.W•• J.B. Ulley t Richard M. Phillips· $322,300. 3138 Highland Place, N.W •• C. Knapp t Robert H. Silverthorne ·$235,000. 1616 Riggs Place, N.W.· D.R. Fullenwlde to Paul Z. Zevnlk • $198,000. 4860 Rockwood Parkway, N.W .• G.W. pel tlcord, Jr. to Ronald S. Steffense ·$350,000. 5121 Tilden Street, N.W•• J.M. Camero to John L. Richardson '$385,000. 2131 Yorktown Road, N.W.· B.A. Halla I John G. Carelton . $280,000. 1404 35th Street, N.W •. E. Harrison I Jane C. Ellis· $272,000. 1820 Kalorama Square, N.W.• D.F. Kol to Jose J. Yglesias· $425,000.


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6709 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda .R.I.' Lutz to Jose L.M. Cortez ·$198,600. 4805 Dorset Avenue, Chevy Chase .O.E Maule to Jeffrey A. Reider ·$267,000. 7300 Oak Lane, Chevy Chase· S.H. ArthUr to Herbert Goisong . $272,000. 9912 Conestoga Way, Potomac· J.C. aulr1' tana to Pedro A. Ceppa ·$235,000. d 12005 Piney Meetinghouse Roa Potomac· Ted Glndes to Fakhrl N. Bakl~ ·$500,000. E 10704 Stanmore Drive, Potomac .T.. Brew to Robert C. Flck . $280,000. 6610 Timber Hili Lane, Potomac .L,D· Napoli 10 John H. Lutz· $200,000.

100 Argyle Street, Rockville - R.l.S. Kho to Robert Greco - $340,000. 100 Argyle Street, Rockville . P.R.B. MCMaster to Robert Greco· $340,000. 14200 White Water Way, Darnestown· D. Jay Hyman to H. Hung - $225.000. 10409 Buckboard Place, Potomec ·P. Speier to Francis T. Coleman ,$275,000. 11816 Hayfield Court, Potomac - A.B. Smith to Ralph S. Childs· $205,000. 6320 Windermere Circle, Rockville ·A.A. Calamba to Walter D. Henrichs ·$230,000. 7008 Heatherhlll Road, Bethesda ·W. lane to Robert E. Hahn - $360,000. 8007 Kerry Lane, Chevy Chase . J.T. Eichstaedt to Terence P. Boyle ·$221,666. 4912 & 4826 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda . D.A. Rector to John G. Broumas - $347,000. 7709 Savannah Drive, Bethesda ·E.K. SUllivan to Martin F. Lynott -$210,000. 9800 Glenolden Road, Potomac ·D.A. Spott to James J. Foody ·$279,000. 7713 Masters Drive, Potomac • F.T. Gasper to Whel-Chung Chang ·$230,000. 12508 Over Ridge Road, Potomac ·M.B. DaYOubto Seymour B. Schlussel & Delores M. Morgan· $225,000. 14616 Chesterfield Road, Rockville . S. Ebner to Daniel L. Anderson . $243,348. 10810 Burbank Drive, Potomac - A.L. Kinsey to Earl Meyerson & Linda RAndall '$275,000. 8101 Horshoe Lane, Potomac - F.T. COleman to William F. Nljhof . $235,000.

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Westover Place. Elegantly appointed three story townhouses at the pulse of Washington, D. C. Fast becoming the in-town address for people who are going places. Models shown from 11 AM daily, or by appointment. Priced from $212,000. Phone: 363-7078

6327 Cavalier Corridor, Falls Church -A.C. Ruegg to Peter A. Silvia -$220,675. 6337 Waterway Drive, Falls Church ·E.V. Nutter to Larry S. Nixon ·$240,000. 1952 Limb Tree Lane, Vienna· S.w. Miller 10Thomas S. Dina - $2.22,884. • 9120 Mountain Valley Road, Fairfax Sta· Uon • C.C. Broaddus to Edward H. BOnekemper III - $193,250. 8606 Rockdale Lane, Springfield ·F.J. BriZZIto William F. Brum ·$206,000. 3737 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax -E.R. Vaughn, Jr. to Erfan Heneldl -$185,000. 1133 Pine Hili Road, McLean· H.L. Blan· ton, Jr. to Harris P. Dawson, Jr. ·$203,000. 3301 Albemarle Street N., Arlington -F.C. StUll to Ardon B. Judd, Jr. -$300,000. y 2355 Queen Street 5., Arlington - S.G. eOnas to Fred C. Watson· $210,000, S833 Bent Twig Road, McLean • W.T. Canlelon to Arun K. Chhabra ·$215,000. 6508 Lily Dhu Lane, Falls Church ·L.S. NIXon to Boyd E. Harris· $179,000. 3000 Sevor Lane, Alexandria· F.L. Robert· SOnto Billy Whitson· $200,000. 1521 Greenbrier Street N., Arlington ·S.M. AdCOck to Terry A. Busby -$177,000. 411 Lee Street N., Alexandria - H. Hanft to Norman S. Siegel - $195,000. 419 Queen Street, Alexandria· A.J. Black to RUby H. Williams - $170,000. 315 Wolfe Street, Alexandria· J.E. Curtis Jr. to Gregory F. Golubln ·$185,000. 1305 Kingston Avenue, Alexandria City M.L Cohen 10 Thomas P. Kerester & Bar· ara Lee· $235,000. M 4111 Chain Bridge, Fairfax - C. Thone to arion E. Harrlson- $265,000.

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Feb. 6: New Zealand - New Zealand Day. Feb. 7: Grenada - Independence Day. Feb. 12: Lincoln's Birthday. Feb. 13: Scouter of the Year Award Dinner honoring Katharine Graham - sponsored by Metropolitan Area Council, Boy Scout of America- Washington Hilton Hotel- reception 7 p.m. - dinner and program 8 p.m .. black tie· by invitation - tickets SIOO each· Chairman, Vincent C. Burke, Jr. Feb. 14: Women's Board of the American Heart Association, Nation's Capital Affiliate Thirty-Second Annual "Affair of the Heart" - Washington Hilton Hotel· luncheon and GarIinckel's Fashion Show- 12 noon· by invitation · tickets SI8 each - Chairman, Mrs. Ernest F. Hollings - Board Chairman, Mrs. Charles A. Camalier, J r. Feb. JS: Third International Hunt Ball sponsored by the Fairfax Hunt - dinner dance • black tie - scarlet if convenient· by invitation • Chairman, Mrs. Michael T. Masin. Feb, 18: Washington' Birthday Observance. Feb. 20: Ash Wednesday. Feb. 20: Wolf Trap and the Arts -Iecture/luncheon series sponsored by Wolf Trap As ociates - Speakers, Robert Joffrey and Clive Barnes • Four Seasons Hore!- by invitation· Chairman, Mrs. John Crutcher. Feb. 22: Washington's Birthday. Feb. 23: "Symphony Swing' 0" . benefit of National Symphony Orchestra· Mazza Gallerie - with Duke Ellington Orchestra directed by Mercer Ellington· 9 p.m. (midnight breakfast) · by invitation - tickets $20 each - Chairman, Stephen Montgomery Feb. 25: State of Kuwait - ational Holiday. Feb. 27: Dominican Republic. Independence Day. Feb. 27: Wolf Trap and the Arts· lecture/luncheon - Speaker Sarah Caldwell - Four Seasons

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Hotel . by invitation . Chairman, Mrs. Joh Crutcher. Feb. 28: Tea for members of 1980 Corcora Ball Committee - Embassy of Belguim residen -3 to S p.m. - by invitation - hostess, Mrs. J Raoul Schoumacker - Ball Chairman, Mrs Louisa C. Biddle. Feb. 29: ARCS Foundation - reception fo members and guests - United States Botanic Gatden r ? p.m. - by invitation - Chairman, Mrs William Marsh.

Mar. 1:: "Cartoon Capers" - Twenty Thir Annual Ball sponsored by Junior Guild of DaY' Memorial Goodwill Industries . Capital Hilto Hotel· by invitation - tickets $75 a couple- blac tle or costume . Honorary Patron, Herbloc -Chairman, Mr . Michael Hollingsworth. Mar. 3: Morocco - ational Day. Mar. 6: Ghana - Independence Day. Mar. 8: Eighteenth Annual Dinner Dan sponsored by the Women's Board, orthe Virginia Chapter, American Heart Association Washington Hilton Hotel- reception 7 p.m., din ner 8:15 • black tie· by invitation· Chairmen Mrs. Roy P. Spalding, Mrs. John Hannon. Mar. 12: Gabonese Republic· National DaY Mar. 13: Brunch sponsored by United Jewis Appeal Federation, Inc. - Indian Spring Count! Club, Silver Spring, Md. - II a.m. - GueS Speaker, Marvin Kalb • Chairman, Ann Eden Selma Abensohn. Mar. 14: Twenty Fifth Anniversary HextlgO. Show Gala Night - benefit of Second Genesl -mu ieal revue at Holy Trinity Theatre, 36th l!r. Streets, N.W. followed by champagne breakfa! - patrons SIOO a couple· by invitation ·Honora Chairman, Mrs. Cyrus R. Vance ·Chairmnn Mrs. Elliot L. Richardson. Mar. 17: SI. Patrick's Day Ireland - Natio03 Holiday. Mar. 21: Spring begins.


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9867 Georgetown Pike In the Great Falls Center

By Anne Blair
FEBR ARY - Ha ing opened (world premiere on Jan. 29, Tennessee Williams' newest: Cloth For a ummer Hotel (based on the F. ott Fitzgeralds) occupies the Eisenhower for the full 29 days ... Feb. 4, Loveletters on Blue Paper (a poignant London hit by Arthur Wesler) opens a J-week run at the Folger ... The AI in Alit' American Dance Theatre is on stage in the KenCen Opera House Feb. 5-IO ... Feb. II finds Baroque trumpeter Maurice ndre in the Concert Hall ... Feb. 16 opens the 1980 Handel Festival with Rsdamis ... Feb. 18 welcomes Claudette Colbert and Re Harrison to the ational with their B'way srnash- The Kiogf lIer ... and ArIbur Miller', fler the Fall opens at Arena Stage Feb. 22. Meanwhile, the Wa hiugton Opera Society alternates from Feb. 17 through Mar. I, Wagner's Trislan and lolde with Donizettis' Lucia de Lammermorr and on Feb. 26 Wagnerian soprano Brlg!t ilsson sings a

GOING UP----special benefit concert for the Society Juliw Rudel conducting. with

MARCH - not to be up taged by its honer predecessor - marches in with award-winner Bernard Pnmerance' The Elephant Man for a month's run in the Eisenhower ... and a gala International Folk Dance estival come to tlte Warner, including the Bayanhlhln Philippine Dance ompany (Mar. 7-9): the National Dance ompany of negal with acrobat and drummers! (Mar. 12); the first U.S. appearance of the Conjunlo Folklorieo aclonal de Cuba (Mar. 13-16) and the Krasna) .. rsk Dance Company of iberi. (Mar. 18·23). Bet· ter heck your calendar to fit some of this in ... and don't miss Jud Maccabaeus, in the on-going KenCen Handel Festival, on Mar. IS, or the duo performance by Yehudi and Hepxlb h Menuhin on Mar. 17. The month roars out, like the lion It i, ith a concert bY the L.lncoln enter Ch mbcr Oreh tra on Mar. 29. [J

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