Mrs. James M. Cheney and her vivacious young crowd--members of the Children’s Chain of Childrens Hospital--are deep into aesthetics over table arrangements with Milo Bixby, discussing mirrored boxes and dramatic white flowers for the Childrens Chain Dinner Dance in Pasadena on Sept. 21.
They’ll have to go some to best Mrs. James Galbraith’s party last year. But the team is strong for this black-tie affair, which signals the beginning of the fall season. Newlywed Mrs. Gregory Brundage (Mary Beth Shryock), Mrs. James Young and Mrs. Alan Clark are handling cocktails and dinner, and have booked Somerset Caterers. Mrs. Norman Mitchell, adept at artistry, is supervising decorations based on much glass and mirrors. Mrs. Ray T. McCullough has door prizes galore, including a weekend at St. Malo, an original Dhurrie rug from Pashgian Bros., an antique porcelain turkey platter from Gep Durenberger, certificates and beauty packages.
Mrs. Randolph B. Stockwell has chosen Lew Malin Sounds of Music for dancing. Mrs. Peter K. Barker has ample patrons. And Mmes. Christian Frere, Stephen A. Miller, Paul Livadary, Russell Keely, Peter Vaughn, Stephen R. Onderdonk, Byron Pollitt, John A. Sturgeon, Frank Mapel, Robert Baker (Children’s Chain chairman), Arthur McClure, Galbraith and Miss Christian L. Brant are all being dutifully energetic.
We hear that the lawn party, the luncheon and the bay cruise, which the Harold S. Voegelins hosted at their Newport Beach home for the International Commerce Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County office of protocol, were very special. More than 30 countries in the consular corps were represented.