SOCIETY: Minuet in 250 Gs

A Ford will take you any place—except into society.

—Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Old Henry Ford did not hold with the high society of his time. His idea of a nice social evening centered on a group of folks in wholesome recreation in minuets, reels, hornpipes, quadrilles and other assorted folk dances, and for him there was no livelier tune than Pop Goes the Weasel. His granddaughter-in-law, Anne Ford, wife of Henry Ford II, is altogether a different model. Daughter of the late James F. McDonnell, a wealthy Long Island stockbroker, Anne McDonnell Ford, 41, is well schooled and widely traveled,...