National Affairs: Embassy Ball

In the imposing British Embassy on Connecticut Avenue, Washington, with its magnificent double, red-carpeted staircase and historic portraits, Sir Esme William Howard, British Ambassador to the U. S., and Lady Isabella Howard† gave the first ball of the season.

Several hundred guests were entertained in honor of Vice Admiral Sir Walter Cowan and his staff of the visiting" British warships Calcutta, and Cairo.

†The reason Lady Howard is called Lady Isabella Howard is that she, daughter of Prince Giustiniani-Bandini, Earl of 'Newburgh, was born a Lady in her own right in Austria.

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