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Washington Dossier Magazine May 1981


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Washington Dossier was the society magazine for the nation's capital from 1975-1991. The magazine is a social history of Washington in the 70's and 80's. David Adler, CEO and Founder of BizBash was the President and Co Founder of Washington Dossier.

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Washington Dossier Magazine May 1981

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  4. 4. PubUsher David Adler Editor Sonia Adler Assistant to Editor Lee Kirstein Editorial Associate Dorothy Marks General Manager Jean Tolson Design Consultant Susan R. Eason Art Director Lianne Uyeda Liang Chief Photographer John Whitman Contributing Editors Viola Drath, Bette Taylor, Maggie Wimsatt, Anne Denton Blair, Burke Wilkinson Patty Cavin, DeWitt Smith Copy Editor Diana H. Regenthal Typography Van Dashner Advertising Production Bonnie Down Production Assistant Peter Lincoln Dunnigan, Lissa Saidman Circulation Walter Duncan Newsstand Consultant Nancy Fandell Advertising Coordinator Susan L. Roberts Vice President/ Advertising Jon Adler Local Advertising Director Dick Moessner Account Executives Michael Earle, Donna Korman National Sales Offices: New York Catalyst Communications 260 Madison Avenue, N.Y., NY 10016 (212) 578-4830 The Pattis Group Chicago Portraits 4761 West Touhy Avenue Lincolnwood, IL 60646, (312) 679-1100 In Oil (312) 679-1100 Los Angeles 1800 North Highland Avenue, Suite 717 By Hollywood, CA 90028, (213) 462-2700 Miami Jewel 7600 Red Road, Miami, FL. 33143, (305) 665-6263 Montreal 475 Sherbrooke St., W. Grantham Montreal, H3A 2L9 Quebec, (514) 842-5223 London 69 Fleet Street, London EC4Y lEU England (01) 353-0404 Advertising and editorial offices located at 3301 New Mexico Ave., Washington, DC 20016, (301) 652-7229 Bethesda, Maryland General Telephone (202) 362-5894. For Social Coverage: Please send all invitations to Social Secretary, The Washington Dossier, 3301 N~W Mexico Ave., Washington, DC 20016 (Please send 111- vitations as early as possible to schedule coverage.) For Subscriptions: Please send all subscription inquiries, applications and changes of address to The Washington Dossier Subscription Department, PO Box 948, Farmingdale, NY 11737. Prices are $12 for I year; $22.50 for 2 years. Overseas $24 per year. Canada $14 per year. . Photographs for commercial and non-commercial use are available for sale. The Washington Dossier is published monthly b~ Exercise to develop flexibility, strength & cardiovascular Adler International, Ltd . David Adler, President, Jon Adler, Vice Pres.; Sonia Adler, Secy.-Treas· endurance. Space reservations are now being taken for Controlled circulation paid at Richmond, VA 23261 and Washington, DC classes in our new, expanded, Georgetown location. ISSN # 0149-7936 Copyright 1981 © Adler lnternational Ltd . Telephone 338-3822. To be audited by ~JY"W!ul~ SQMEBQ!!1~u6 1070 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W. By Appointment The magazine accepts no responsibilitY for unsolicited manuscripts, an work, pictures or cartoons. They will not be returned.4/May 1981/Dossier
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  7. 7. Vol. 6 No. 12 May 1981----------------------------------------------------- ---- --FEA1URES17 Senator Hugh Scott: From the Art of Politics to the Glories of Chinese Art By Viola Drath Former Senator Hugh Scott Discusses His Much Lauded CoUection of Oriental art20 Retirement-A New Beginning By Sofia Yank Bassman Two Active Washington Couples Share Their Secret - - - - - - - -- Formula for a Rich Retirement24 Slowing Down-The Retirement Home Alternative. A Positive Look at the Areas Retirement Homes26 Trust Your Banker. Hel.l Trust "Yours" By Lauryn L. Franzoni An Overview of Bank Trust Departments and How They Manage Your FundsDEPARTMENTS INVESTMENT Your purchase of a fine Oriental 8 Annabells File rug from the collection at11 Poets Comer Four Area Poets: Linda Pastan, Dolores Kendrick, Margo Stever and Henry Taylor HECHTS offers more than meets the eye.13 Design for Living It is a superbly wise investment By Lauryn L. Franzoni a t an unusJally attractive price. Kitchens Alive: Gadgets, Gimmicks Oriental rugs increase in value and Gizmos-Whats New in Kit- as they mature. Offering you a chens lifetime of reword as you reap29 Along Party Lines the pleasures of their beauty. Jamesons Tour de Force, Another Our rugs ore of Ford Spectacular, Reflections on unequall ed quality and excellence Madame Sadat, Orfila Fetes Bob A Look at Some of the Areas Examine them for their Gray, Brazilians " Kiss" Kissinger craftsmanship. Fascinating design. Newest Restaurant51 Fashion Calendar Intricate hand woven detail. These 69 Real &tate Transactions ore touchstones to quality of Cacharels CoUection 76 Social Calendar By Maggie Wimsatt beautiful Oriental rugs.59 The Educated Palate By Bette Taylor 76 Curtain Going Up By Anne Blair We invite you to our gallery to select a fine rug from our collection. ·~· Without missing a beat, Sen . Hugh Scott changed hor es in mid- ADD AN ORIENTAL career and now actively practices law and devotes hi s spare time to his RUG TO YOUR magnificent collection of Chinese art. An acknowledged expert in th e field, he began hi collection in 1936 when he and his wife were fur- INVESTMENT nishing their first house in Pennsylvania. Seven trip to the People PORTFOLIO Republic of Chi na have not only embellished his collection, but have given him valuable insights into Chinese thought s and aspirations. · ~· Hechrs Tysons Corner Oriental Rug Gallery 8100 Leesburg Pike, Mclean, Virginia For Information About (Photographed by Fred Ward / Black Star) Our Investment Quality Rugs Call (703) 893-3003 Dossier/May 1981/7
  8. 8. -© CONCORD® AnnabellS File THE DOSSIER OF WASHINGTON COMMENT Dummies: inyolving a prominent Washington real MAR~NER Apparently nobody told our prominent Washingtonians who agreed to serve estate lady will scrape the fur off a Dalmatian. on the Inchon Premiere committee that Asideins! ~G a Moonie front group produced the film . The worst offender: Defense The late Hobart Taylor, Jr, a popular Washington figure carefully planned Department officials who knew it from his own funeral events · including a par· the beginning and didnt lift a finger, ty at his house iri which he was present, making us wonder if the military in- both in body and spirit. Hobart was telligence community has the com- tops and well all miss him ... Elna Bar· petence to fulfill its mission. The ros table -designations at a Chilean military is supposed to be the defender Embassy dinner honoring -Sen. StroJJI of our cherished values, not blatant Thurmond had Sen. Ed Zorinsky pia~· supporters of cult groups who tear e9 at the Arizona table and Sen. Dell· American families apart, brainwash nis DeConcini at the Nebraska table ··· young people and generally foment Doug Wick, 26 year old movie ~ro; dissension between Americans. The ducer son of the Charles Wicks JUS movie, reported to be a monumental landed a fal_ lous production deal wi.tb m bore, and a glorification of Korea, now United Artists, with at least two p!Cd a dubious cause at best, has some tures in the works ... Betsy Rea an famous stars who took the money and Maryanne Smith now in P.R. .. . P~ts~ ran. Punishment for the military who Kauffmann has sold her beautlf~ helped nurture this monstrosity would house on the Potomac . . . Robl 11 be to sit through the film until they cry Moore, the author, said to be runninS for mercy. into problems as hes talked up as Arn; Peepling: bassador to Jamaica. Looks like ave Jody Powell, Carters former pressec long shot . . . Mel Estrin, dyna~d This is the thinnest spending most of his time these days young businessman; now the . t~lfJl not making appointments ... Another largest stockholder at Amenca water resistant watch pressec, Ron Nessen, deep into his new Security and Trust . . . Kitty :Kelle~; in the world. Bar none. novel about a television show, not back iri town after submitting h~r ~b A sculptural blending of unlike 60 minutes ... Big John Connal- book to her publisher, her JackJ_e in stainless steel and ly was also saved by a bullet that tome to be shot for a movie warm, rich 14K gold. bounced off a rib . And look at the way Washington in early May. Shu ShU~~~~ The movement is Big John came back. Maybe there is jani, neice of the former Jordan:n CONCORDs new ultra thin something to this sex-in-Congress bit: Ambassador who married her Bar e impressively precise Liz Ray now lives in a swanky Park de Shillaz in Paris without a siD:gl.e 0~11 nine/quartz. Hand-crafted in Avenue apartment complete with Rolls of her relatives present is now bvJng )e Switze·land. Royce and is about to take another Georgetown ... That decorating couPat shot at acting ... Love, incidentally is who bought the Pomponio horn~ e· in bloom everywhere, especially in the auction are said to be decorati~g niNo Big Apple where Barbara Howar has teen palaces in Saudi ArabJa. ~ found a new beau as well as sister-in- wonder they could afford it ... ~e~on 0 law Nancy Howar ... It also happens in copies of the Presidents ad~1 ssl bY Malibu where Lucy Johnson Nugent is report at G. W. Hospital circulaU~g a ~-~OIL romancing . . . Not to be outdone, the car load . . . Miz Lillian . s JeiNelers. Inc. Washington claims both the Aniko recuperating home. Rosalynn bnn.gJ .. Diamond Brokers • Appraisers Gaal and Nash W. Scott and the Lisa ~vind down to Plains to do her hailr~a Brandt and David Deckelbaum court- That Cult leader who lives in our auld Monday-Friday 10 to 5:30 ships, with Debra Munitz and Jeffrey and preaches death to everyone shOSiS 1710 M Street, N.W. Linowes tying the knot this month. be taken very, very seriously ...doc~ Washington, DC 20036 Happening all over ... Must be Apple rumor persists about Mur t be 202-872-171 0 something in the soup cause even takeover of N.Y. Daily News. f? 0 n tbe Washington triangles makes news as surpris.e d if he also dips his toe tntojb" they did in Suzys column in the Daily Washington mar~~t .... Ahmado~n in FREE PARKING News last month . . . actually it was a dullah, after political mcarcerat~ Major Credit Cards Accepted quartet. Speaking of triangles, the one Mauritania, heading back to D. ·8/ May J98J/Dossier
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  10. 10. Poets CornerSELECTED VERSE BY AREA P08S Hate Not Working Whatever he was doing, he looks upThe eyes smiled outside of their sockets. and stares past whatever there is-a lamp,II. a window, trees, the shingledLooking into himself he saw nothing. garden shed-/IJ. as if he were about to think of somethingHe spilled his unbelief over the table. that might have happened to him once,IV. and nowCrying, she could not hear herself refuses to occur to him again.v.The wind gave resurrections He stares, then, doing absolutely nothingWhich the heart rejected. for minutes, hours, or a whole afternoon,VI. as the lamp burns, and sunlightGouge out your eyes for me, he said. on the shedThey are too bright. brightens and fades; the trees put outVIJ. their leaves and let them fall, and seasons wear away~fove only what is furtive. the days when what he wantedY/IJ. had a name.Jhe song came but could not sing. X. Henry Taylor~ake hay while the dark shines. Hand Henry Taylor is a Professor of Literature at theihe gave him an apple. Cell and bone structure American University, presently on leave doing a I. more servant history of Loudon County, Virginia. He is the7hy couldn I he laugh? than the elbow, author of four collections of poems, including t Was a good joke. and more bird-like than the nose Desperado and An Afternoon of PocketXII. Fingers fan out Billiards.DXown the avenue came another. like spokes on a half-moon wheel III. or the toes of a balled Chippendale claw.What if they recognized each other? It is a monastery whoseX IV. fingers bend in repose, Who Is It Accuses Us?I:liroshima: The Bomb blew bones a slaughterhouseInto silent kitchens. Who is it accuses us of safety, where nothing is safe. as if the family were soldiers Dolores Kendrick Margo Stever instead of hostages, as if the gardens were not minedp.~lores Kendrick recently read her poetry in the 1 Margo Taft Stever is a Harvard graduate living in with explosive peonies,li rary of Congress Gertrude Whittall Series. Chevy Chase who has worked on the staff of a as if the most common deathb er book, Through The Ceiling, was published U.S. Senator and is published in numerous an- were not by household accident? Y Paul Breman, London, England, in 1975. thologies including Doubleday No More We have chosen the dangerous life. Masks. Consider the pale necks of the children under their colored head scarves, the skin around the husbands eyes, flayed with guilt and promises. You who risk no more than your own skins I tell you household Gods are jealous Gods. They will cover your window sills with the dust of sunsets; they will poison your secret wells with longing. Linda Pastan The poem is from Linda Pastans new book, Waiting For My Life, published by W. W. Norton, New York. She teaches a poetry writing workshop at the American University and has read her work at the Smithsonians Barney Studio House. Dossier/May 1981111
  11. 11. CREATORS OF FI NE JEWELRYSapphire Splendor- That most elegant gem coupled with pearls and diamonds in a collection of jewelry for the elegant woman. All set in eighteen karat gold.You are invited to call or write for the 1981 Pampillonia catalogue of fine jewelry. Foremost Purchasers of Estate Jewelry 1213 Conn . Ave . 628·6305 • Mazza Gallerie 363·6305 • The Homestead
  12. 12. I<itchen boutiques-where and gourmet departments. This years bestselling Pretty and practical : aZabaglione pots blend in- Independent retailers such cookware is the French Stoneware Taco Rack willconspicuously with self- as the China Closet, Kitch- Calphalon . Made of thick hold four tortillas while you restaurant-weight aluminum, add the fillings . Safe for ovencleaning garlic presses and en Bazaar and Haymarket it has a tough, glasslike and dishwasher. A pair, $21.home espresso-makers are Ademas have been follow- coating fused to the alumi-actually mundane-find a ed into the market by num. It doesnt chip, crack,ready clientele in Washing- Iberian Imports, Whats peel or rust. A three piece The Eks Beam Balance Scaleton where much-traveled Cooking and Country Liv- starter set retails for $125. gives precise weights from Y2worIdly customers have so- ing. Extras include the new 6-qt. oz. to 26 lbs. Perfect forPhisticated tastes both in Most recently, San Fran- couscousier ($85) and the Washingtonians on diet .foods and in the appliances ciscos Williams-Sonoma 15 % " x 2 Y paella pan 2" Imported from Sweden, thethey use to prepare them. selected Washington as its ($68), shown. scale with removable tray, first East Coast outlet. $42.50.k I t s a very good mar- et," says Blanche "Our mail-order business~hussman, kitchen buyer for here indicated that Wash- e China Closet. "We ington was a goodUsed to be the only speciai- market," says Mark Ger-~y shop in town but there mond, manager of Wil-IS . more and more competi- liams-Sonoma in the Maz-hon. Now everybody is in- za gourmet cooking." Washingtons kitchen re-af: ashington s culinary tailers carry merchandise tctonados have a wide ranging from the practical~ange of stores and items to the whimsical. The fol-;om which to select. lowing is a selection ofCloomingdales, the Hecht popular items, includingWo., Garfinckels and the manufacturers sug-h oodward & Lothrop all gested price, which are ave expanded houseware available from local stores. Dossier/May 1981/JJ
  13. 13. Beginners and professional An Espresso Machine neednt The Leyse Wok et include a chefs will enjoy Jane Salzfass require the space generally large 15" aluminum wok with Freimans The Art of Food allotted in restaurants. AMA flat bottom for direct use on Processor Cooking, with offers a 10 ~" high machine electric stoves. Available with instant conver ion chart. with a 2-4 cup capacity. It also burner ring for gas stoves, $14.95. has a vaporizer for cappuc- perforated steam plate, 10 qt. cino, a safety thermostat, and cover and recipe booklet. Fru Mandoline Cutter and an in-operation light. From $31.50. cie Milan, its constructed of all ere; Pusher/Holder. When a brass and stainless tee!. $295. The Belgian Waffle Iron from env Cuisinart isnt enough, try this Nordic Ware will brighten anY pro chopping device. Constructed The Braun Coffee Mill gives brunch menu. Its cast car of heavy-gauge stainless steel, the unit has high-carbon steel Maxim Convection Oven: you nine settings for grind aluminum with non-stick va~ Speedy but better for baking control. Measures from one to coating and two temperature rip1 blades. Julienne and wider French-fry cutter come with than microwave. However, twelve cups. $55. gauges. $29.50. the unit. $122.50. you wont soften butter in 3 seconds in one. These brushed Handcrafted Yogurt Pots, Pizzelle Irons: Delightful chrome ovens do everything a made for the China Closet by Italian cookies are best made standard oven does, but 30 a local potter, come with in cast aluminum irons. percent faster. Using less recipes and instructions for Round, floral and wavy energy, a fan keeps the heat in homemade yogurt. $13.99. designs available from constant motion around food Vitantonio Manufacturers. for uniform cooking on all About $22. sides. You can do up to a 17 lb. turkey in this oven and it Proctor-Silex Electric Juicer: can be used as a slow cooker One of the best values in and dehydrator for fruits and electric juicers, a powerful vegetables. It continuously motor turns on automaticallY cleans and is portable. From when the fruit is pressed to the $240 to $260. reamer. $25 . Waldows Copper Double SfMAC Pastamatic: Made in Boiler with thick china in en Italy, this electric appliance adds beauty and efficiencY to mixes the ingredients, kneads the kitchen. I -l/.1 cup capacitY· the dough and extrudes the $74. finished product in any one of seven different pasta shapes. Hamilton Beach offers a pro- Comes with 8 discs, 10 more fessional Milkshake Mixer The "ultimate Mixer" from available by special order. which can double at your bar Kitchenaid with pasta $250. for margaritas and daiquiris. extruder, bread hooks, a food The machine has a four-fold processor pack and food agitator, stainless steel and grinder attachments. The basic baked enamel aluminum hous- model, $309.95, with mixing ing, 3-speed control and bowls and attachments. automatic on/off switch. $199.50. Additional Milk Both 36" six-burner and 60 hake Containers, $12 each. six-burner ranges are available in the Garland Restaurant The Spanek Verticle Roaster Range. Constructed with a won prizes at the Paris standard gun-metal enamel Gourmet Fair. The metal Professional Bakers Pans: finish, (custom stainless tee! frame acts as an internal Constructed of heavy black and black finishes also), the heating element to seal in the 20-gauge steel, these pans design uses 9" burners for natural juices and permit even produce particularly crisp better heat distribution and cooking. Includes basting tray crusts. Made by WallcamP gas energy savings. Sold and shish-kabob skewers. $17. Industries, the essential pieces exclusively by Williams- include: 2-loaf French bread Sonoma, also available in pan, $14.50; jelly roll pan. electric. Models from $1,070. $10.; and bread loaf pans, to $3,100. The Solait Creme Fraiche $7.50 and $12.50. Maker is just what todays Kitchen Clock: Design Linque French chef needs for creme A country chicken for the makes one with a "high-tech" fraiche, yogurt, buttermilk or kitchen is really a Coated rke grid face, quartz movement. sour cream. The non-electric Wire Egg Ba ket. Shaped 1 A beauty of glass and rubber two-piece culture insulator, I a chicken, perfect for eggs or trim and white enamel hand s, qt. glass container, dairy other foods. Wings are it runs on one AA battery. thermometer and packet of handles for easy carrying. $42.95. culture starter, $24. $9.95.14/May 1981/Dossier
  14. 14. Pizza crusts are crisper and The Joyce hen tninless evenly cooked when the cook Clcnvcr: This stainle tecl has a Superstone Pizza Brick. cleaver keep a ra zor- harp The stoneware disc conducts edge, never ru ts or heat like a brick oven. It $25. also great for light breads andFruit Ripening Bowl cookies. Foods wont tick The stackable idea return inscientifically designed to even without greasing. $13. do-it-your elf wine rack.create "orchard-like" Vermont Birch Stocking Wineenvironment by controlling Long the best graters, the Racks keep pace with yourProduction of ethylene gas, Mouli Cheese Grater and the supply. Hold three bottlecarbon dioxide and water Parsley Mincer are back in across. 12-bottle rack, $24.;vapor needed for natural metal. For almost a decade 40-bottle rack, $60.ripening. By Jareen. $14.95. Mouli constructed the graters in plastic, but now have A Single Turn Corkscrew returned to the preferred save time. Knob handle with stainless steel. Good for screw inside remove cork chocolate and nuts, too. Both with one turn. $8.50. can be reversed for right or left-handed cooks. Each, $9. Sabatier Knives: Made of carbon steel they are "fully guaranteed to rust" and so require care in handling. A full set should include at least one paring knife, one chefs utility knife, one ham / turkey slicer and a chefs cook knife. They retail from $6.95 for a Copcos 18-boltle Spice Rack small paring knife to $32 for a English Trifle Bowl holds fourCopcos Five Piece Food with 24 labels and available in 12" chefs cook knife. quarts of Englands popularSaver Set, dishwasher safe. a variety of colors. $26. dessert. Also makes a great$13.50. punchbowl. $11.50. For your knives, a Tommer Washingtons favorite food Knife Holder in hardwood has processor is still the Cuisinar(. room for eight knives and a The deluxe DLC7E has a sharpening steel. Slant style. powerful motor, steel chop- $26.95. ping blade, plastic dough blade, disc, a 3-mm slicing disc and wide funnel cover with a small and large pusher for $260. To keep the dust out, a quilted Cuisinart Cover in wheat piped with brown costs $13.A Copco Tea Kettle, 2 quartcapacity. The porcelainized~namel-on-steel with teak andles and knobs in white,~e d, Yellow, brown, biscuit or 1 ue. $26. The DMT Dinmond Whet- stone is a thin laye,r ofPepper Mills are plentiful in a perforated steel covered withvariety of shapes and sizes . diamond particles in a nickel~he gourmet-line pair is the coating to keep knive harp. rench-made Perfex mill with Five sizes available froman easy to operate grinding Diamond Mining Technology,rnechanism. $30. lnc. from $15 to $62. No kitchen hould be withoutDeluxe Hardwood Rolling Veille-lail: That translate to a Kitchen Witch, who watchePins ~ith ball bearings keep an end to boilovers . The your kitchen to prevent burnsPastnes smooth. Every kitchen Corning glass disc sits at the and spill-overs. In a variety ofshould have three: 10!12", 15" bottom of your pot and keeps sizes, the average price, $6.;nd 18". By Thorpe, from the contents from boiling 7.50-$24. over. $3.50. (Continued on Page 67) Dossier/May 1981 I 15
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  16. 16. IDR HUGH SCOTTD ont let the massive door with the heavy ironwork from John Hays house, once locatedWhere the Hay-Adams Hotel stands to- the experts. His remarkable collection, rich in mirrors, gold and silver objects, bronzes, whiteware, multi-colored "san tsai" glazed pottery and ceram-day, deceive you. Attorney Hugh and ics, terra-cotta figures, carved jades,Marian Scotts beautiful residence is glass and textiles, was accumulated innot filled with Americana or the kind of the good old days when people col-rnemorabilia piled up by prominent lected for pleasure.former U.S. senators. "I did not grow up with antiques . My Even though Scott was Chairman of first purchase of oriental art was athe Republican Party from 1948-49, "kakemono," a Japanese ancestorWrote books with titles Hke "How to portrait," Scott confesses. "That wasGo Into Politics" and "How to Run in 1935. I was a young lawyer and weFor Public Office and Win!" and was were in the process of furnishing ourelected Republican Minority Leader of first house in Philadelphia." Lookingthe U.S. Senate twenty years later, back, he guesses that the art objects inre~entos of his poHtical past are bare- John Wanamakers antique shop had y In evidence. Unlike so many other something to do with his interest in thePoliticians in this town lingering in the arts of of power after having relin- As an officer of the U.S. Navy in~Ulsh~d or lost their place in the ego- World War II, Scott belonged to the oc-SOostmg political spectrum, Hugh cupation forces bound for Japan . Still, cott, now a partner in the law firm his attention was soon diverted toBarnett, Alagia & Carey, had his mind Chinese art. It happened during a tripon other things. to pre-Communist China in 1947. What From 1he I_f law and politics are his profession, in particular attracted him to the art ofCh1nese art proved to be his ever-lasting the Tang Dynasty, described by him asVocation. In contrast to a number of in- "lusty," was not just the mastery of Art of Politicsternationally renowned collectors, form and technique, but a quality thatamong them Eugene Bernat whose leg- relates to the social and politicalendary collection of Chinese ceramics outlook of that epoch.~as auctioned off last year for moret an 3 million dollars, Scott did not~oncentrate on the brilliant art of the 1o1he "It was a cosmopolitan period," Scott explains. For the first time, Westerners were encouraged to live there. The influx of foreigners had a ,,u_ng Dynasty (960 - 1270) but the hvely" art of the earlier Tang Dynas-ty (618 - 906), a period regarded by Oories of most invigorating effect on the arts. They came from Greece, Persia, Ara-Scholars as one of the unrivalled "flor-~cence" of the arts. Fascinated by thef• a r1ty of the arts and crafts of thevlt Chinese Art bia, India, Korea and Japan. The Emperors court became a place where scholars, poets, painters and musicians By Viola Drath gathered and the arts flourished." ang Dynasty he began to collect and1 Scott, a Phi Beta Kappa with a law barn about it and eventually wrote a AOok, "The Golden Age of Chinese degree from the University of Virginia, rt," that was published in 1966. is a quiet, scholarly man rather than a When it comes to the history and the flamboyant politician. In order to illus-~rts of the Tang, the politician from trate his observations he guides thethennsylvania, who was first elected to visitor to the tomb figures, mostlylJ e 77th Congress in 1941 and left the modeled of buff pottery, in his study: a Y.S. Senate undefeated in 1976 after 34 "Turkic type" guardian, a Semitic ears of public service, ranks among merchant with traces of pigment on Dossier/May 1981117
  17. 17. The proud collector surrounded by his distinguished collection of precious carved objects of jade and lapis lazuli. /. Lion and cup, rhodonite, modern 2. Amber Kuan-yin, 18th C. 3. Green jade plate, 17th C. 4. Jade figure of Shu Lao, 18th C. 5. Jade tripod, 18th C. 6. Jade bird, 18th C. 7. Yellow jade bowl, 18th C. 8. Pair birds, lapis lazuli, 19th C. 9. Spinach jade brush holder, Pi Tung, 18th C. /0. Jade vase, with poem by Emperor Chien Sung, 1775. II. Jade bowl, ivory stand, 18th C. 12. Jadefigure, 19th C. /3 . White jade carved stem cup, Ming. 14. Carved carnelian group, 19th c. 15. Mutton fat jade koro, 18th C. 16. Jade Bowl, 18th C. 17. Moghul spinach jade bowl. Very rare. 18. Pair jade figures, 19th C. 19. Figure of old man, late 19th c. 20. Carved opal snuff bottle, modern. 21. Jade carved snuff bottle, 19th c. 22. Jade snuff bottle, 19th/20th(:. 23. Archaic jade dog, lOth C. or earlier. FRED WARD/BLACK STARclothing of Sassanian or Persian in- dery Street," he says. The collectorspiration, a Christian missionary, a visibly enjoys touching these precious Persian groom, the small dark-green objects. "Their early value was estab-glazed figure of a court jester with Tar- lished by the Arabs who controlled thetar cap, the camels from far away coun- sea trade," he comments, resting histries and the imported horses from eyes on a bronze teapot of perfect pro-Feraghan. Among the court ladies and portions, elegantly decorated with golddancers with their elaborate head- and lacquer-flying birds, flowers,dresses, often with pigment on the buff lotus plants and a gold phoenix, theclay, an equestrian figure of gray clay symbol of the Empress-applied per-from the earlier Wei Dynasty attracts haps in niello technique. Enhanced byattention. At close inspection she turns an earlier design in copper by a dif-out to be a lady in topknot carrying a ferent artist beneath the sumptuousmusical instrument with infinite grace. gold decor, this exquisite example of With pride the collector points to Tang craftsmanship is-like so manyvarious silver objects with decorative other objects in this notable collec-Sassanian motifs: the splendid oval- tion-a museum piece that has been ex-shaped cup with its high stemmed foot hibited around the country.of hammered silver, chased with gilt However, the oldest and most extra-and embellished with scrolls and ten- ordinary items are the jades from thedrils and wonderful birds in flight, or Shang Dynasty (1500 - 1050 B.C.): athe striking hexafoil covered box, gold- support of a box in pale luminous jadedecorated with an intricate leaf and and a delicately carved fish and rabbit.floral design, from the beginning of the A flat ritual disk of reddish greenish8th century. jade, one of the religious pieces sym- You know, there was a Silver Street bolizing heaven with a slight imperfec-in Peking, a Jade and even an Embroi- tion along the edge, is meant to demon-18/May 1981/Dossier
  18. 18. BThe living room with its fine examples of fur-niture from the Ming period is graced by aslender table of honey-colored "Padouk" woodfrom Borneo, dating from 1450, that may wellbe one of the oldest examples in this country.The vitrine, a splendid specimen of EnglishChippendale of Georgian chinoiserie is filledWith all sorts of art treasures. (Below left)Marian Scott in her favorite Chinese robe with:orne of her belo ved lmari porcelain in her din-Ing room.:~rate that only God can create perfec- fton. A small carved pig of white jade torn the Han Dynasty (206 B.C . - 220~D.) belongs among Scotts latest pur-e ases. Yet of all these wondrous things~1 semi-translucent flying Buddhist fure holding a lotus blossom, carved~ lustrous greenish jade with brownish ouches along the curved outer edges~d no more than 2 inches high, fromu e Sung Dynasty (960 -1279), has an Top: Flanking the important dishes of whitish clay, covered with unctuous white gla<.e, some of the nparatleled esthetic appeal. earliest examples of Tang whiteware, are the fu nerary figures of a dancer and a dwarf. Thef The translucent green jade screen perfectly shaped horse with stra w colored glaze and bright blue <.ebra-like stripes is coveted by a number of museums.erorn the Ming period, with the delib-: .ate gold leaf design of a garden scene Middle: The pri<.ed silver objects include a silver plate with a border showing the Hui Wenp·•th scholars and maidservants, was (everlasting scroll design}, ornamented with repousse borders of styli<.ed fish, frogs and turtles, each~~k~d up by Scott on one of his early holding a weapon; a silver stem cup, decorated with birds and floral sprays, scrolls and palmetto;lll~Sstons for the Civil Aviation subcom- and a Sassanian type oval-shaped cup, hammered in silver, chased in gilt.,,~tee of the House in Kyoto in 1949. Bottom: Among the collectors favo rite examples of Tang ceramics are (front-row) a funerary0 etters by the emperors were written figu re of a falconer of gla<.ed clay; a rare white ewer with a pear-shaped body resting on a circular n such thin sheets of jade," he com- ungla<.ed foot modeled of lavigated porcellanous ware, circa 8th century A.D.; the tomb figu re of a~ents. At the same time he acquired a cock, excavated at Lo Yang in the province of Hunan, with an unusual transparent gla<.efaintlyh ately 21-inch terra-cotta saddled tinged with green; and an artists handrest in brown, green and yellow gla<.e, supported by a sleepy looking curled up bull.0 ~rse in glaze in pose, coated withandb erall a static green, yellow an rown and adorned with molded flor- (Continued on Page 53)
  19. 19. . I f you are a believer in the old Spanish toast Pesos, Salud, Amor, y el Tiempo para Gustarlos (Money, Health, Love and Time to Enjoy Them), you can agree with our away, a former possession of RussiaO ruler Catherine the Great, and RussiaO artwork throughout the apartment, ar· tifacts collected, in part, during her father, Joseph E. Davies tenure as Washington couples assertion that U.S . Ambassador to Russia fro ro retirement is not an end, but a begin- 1936-38. In the summer and on soroe ning . Both the Ditzens and the winter weekends, the Ditzens travel to Kellys share those precious ingre- "Oakington," the 400-acre DavieS dients-a zest for life and pleasure in family estate since 1935, on the bankS each others company-that keep them of Chesapeake Bay. coming back for more of whatever they As his wife looked for something sh~ do best. misplaced, Dr. Ditzen laughed an The former Eleanor Davies Tydings, said, "My wife was asked what peoPI~ now Mrs. Lowell Russell Ditzen, will do when theyre retired. Well, we spen half of our time looking for . ou ~ easily bring up her age. She just turned 77 in April. Married to Senator Millard glasses! Hardly. The Ditzens do 1t al · 1 Tydings in 1935 until his death in 1961, play bridge and golf, host dinner par· she remained a widow for five years. ties, lunch with friends and spend even; "Then the Reverend came to town" ings dancing. "Lowell is the best danced from his New York, Westchester Coun- in the world, except for me," notee ty parish , swept her off her feet and Mrs . Ditzen. In spite of an active leis~~~ married her in 1966. During the winter, life, she was quick to point out t be· they reside in their elegant Calvert "We dont want to be written up as Street apartment resplendent with Ori- ing old retired people who dont~~ ental cabinets from the Imperial Palace anything but dance and play bridge. 101 in Peking, a Louis XVI desk-one of have great interests and we spend a over a dozen that the King had made of time on them." ns for his ladies-in-waiting-and a display Anyone who has met the DitZ~ze case highlighting a monogrammed would be hard pressed to categor~e­ cigarette case that once belonged to them as such . Since the Reverend 5• N icholas II. There is china tucked tired in 1975, he s served as the prote20/ May 1981/Dossier
  20. 20. ... what people do when theyre retired. Well, we spend half our times looking for our· glasses. " tant chaplain on cruise ships, including one world cruise. Dr. Ditzen is current- ly on the Board of Trustees, the Execu- tive Committee and serves as Secretary or the Board for the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Lo- cally, hes a member of the District of Columbia Medical Societys Commit- te~ on Religion and Medicine. Eleanor Dttzen is on the Board of Directors for St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland. ~esides a busy schedule, a literary flatr runs rampant in the family. Before retiring, Dr. Ditzen authored nine religious books and his wife is currently Writing two: one on the history of her native Maryland, the other, an autobi- ography, in which she promises to di- ~ulge What Ike said the night he got ,,~ck from France at the close of the vvar." f Im going to get excommunicated . Or sure when the book comes out," Joked Dr. Ditzen. <?n their future agenda, a Theatre gutld trip that will include stops in Ublin, Copenhagen, Budapest, Vien- ~a and London is scheduled in the fall. EUt for just everyday, according to sw·tnging Ditzen garden gate." were leanor on the "Lowell says Reflecting their sense of joyous busy living Dr. and Mrs. Lowell Russell Ditzen and her hus- band live a fulfilling life of activity and travel. Dossier/ May 1981121
  21. 21. Mr. PresidentI would expect you T heres another Washington cou- ple swinging on the garden gate," Rear Admiral and Mrs. (Virginia Weldon) Kelly. She was 14 years old at the time she met young married), theyre still in lov.e. "Although we have very spirited dts· agreements and discussions ... we have always loved each other," she said. A repeated refrain from Admiral Kelly is~to say that you Lieutenant Kelly while visiting her older constant, "I love her with all my heart. sister Violet and her husband. Two Over the years, theyve traveled 3won t go to the young girls lived next door to her sister great deal, he at first with his naval and at the last minute needed someone career, she independently. When thedinner unless women to round out the table at a dinner party Admiral retired from the Navy in 19)0,are invited. the next night. By her account, all they wanted was an extra body to "make the after 33 years of service which included a stint on the carrier "Houston," he table." "1 ust let her breathe in and went to work for Mobil Oil CompanY out, the girls instructed her older sister. as the Assistant to the Chairman of the Mrs. Kelly reminisced, "I saw this Board and stayed for 15 Yz years. M?re tall fellow winding the Victrola and I recently, he served as an engineertn~ thought Goodness, he is so attractive. consultant to Mercedes-Benz of Nort Anyway, when we were at the table, he America and represented Max Factor said to me, Miss Weldon, how old are as well. Now, he continues his busine you? Well now, would you have said interests and according to Mrs. KellY• you were fourteen? I dont think so. So remains "busy as a birddog." The Admiral isnt the familys on 1 I thought about saying sixteen, then thought, Thats not good enough. So "busy birddog." Mrs. Kelly s schedll 1 ~ I said, Im seventeen and he said, would intimidate anyone. In 1980, 5 ~~ You dont look it." received a B.A. "with distinction ~ Lieutenant Kelly was instantly smit- French language and literature fro ten. But he waited until she was 17 Yz George Washington University. LatelY~ before asking her father for her hand shes been studying philosophy at ~ 01 tl and married her three months later, Georgetown University and when she was 18. University. "Learning is so absorbti1S• Many years later (Mrs. Kelly is very so thrilling; it extends your knowledge superstitious about "happiness" and o f yourself." r refuses to arouse evil spirits by revealing Added to her university classes is.he. either her age or how long theyve been continuing responsibility a s WashtnS11/ May /981/Dossier
  22. 22. ton correspondent and editorial consul-tant for newspapers in Long Beach,California, and other places. WhenJohn Kennedy was President, as aWorking journalist and member of the~hite House Correspondents Associa-~Jon, the self-proclaimed "born femin-~st" corrected a troubling discrepancyIn the Associations annual dinner. Atthe time, no women were invited to thetraditionally stag party. But Mrs. Kellycornered the young President one dayand said, "Mr. President, I would ex-P~ct You to say that you wont go to the~Inner unless women are invited." Her~Jrm stance, coupled with a little lobby-Ing on the part of a California Con-gressman whom she also confronted,&ot her an invitation. If You mention "hobbies" and travelto Virginia Kelly, it will take her a fewseconds to respond, as if she justdoesnt understand the meaning of the~ords. Though they both have season ICkets for the symphony and opera,there is little time left over for eithertravel or going to the theater. "I dont .have that much time to go to the theateror travel cause there just isnt that~Uch time," she said. Admiral Kellys1 ~terpretation of "hobbies" is a littledifferent, however. "She looks after~e, honey. She not only keeps busy, Ut she keeps me busy. D Another busy couple who resent the word "retired" are Rear Admiral and Mrs. Weldon . Kelly. The Admiral is already working on his 1 hrrd career while Mrs. Kelly, shown here on the Georgetown University campus continues her studies in philosophy. Dossier/ May 1981113
  23. 23. I n a catalog from one of Washing- tons exclusive Connecticut Avenue shops there is a photo of a needle-point pillow on which the inscriptionreads "Live long enough to be a burden SLOWING DOWN-to your children." The message is obviously meant in a light vein, but it rings with an elementof truth. Burdening their children is notthe goal of the elderly and should aparent need a little extra care, there arealternatives for all family members: re-tirement homes . The Washington area offers a wideselection of choice facilities. In mosthomes mentioned, dining and house-keeping services come with the accom-modations, beauty shops may be on thepremises, nurses are readily availableand all have places of worship for alldenominations. One major feature of all the homes is around of almost non-stop, planned socialactivities . Arts and crafts, exerciseclasses, bridge, bingo, cookouts andcocktail parties, ranging from Fridaynight "happy hours" to simple wine andcheese or pizza and beer, dominate manyhomes. Some even boast regular liveentertainment and first run movies. A sampler of area retirement and nurs-ing homes follows .Chevy Chase House (5420 ConnecticutAvenue, N.W., Washington) is noted as oneof the "luxury retirement houses, completewith a dining room that shows off with pinklinens, fresh flowers on the table and wineserved with dinner. Chauffeur driven limou-sines will take you around town. A full timerecreation director keeps the residents busywith planned activities every day of theweek, including a Wednesday night cocktailparty, bingo, outings to the Kennedy Centerand live entertainment, which could beopera, ballet or Irish dancers, if its St.Patricks Day. Residents look forward toMemorial Day when the outdoor "sidewalkcafe" opens for summer cookouts. One ofthe more familiar names in residence isRobert Lincoln Todd Beckwith, the great,great grandson of Abraham Lincoln; Mr.Beckwith is in his early 90s. Meg McGeoghis the Director of the House. Edith Bettigole, Lloyd G. Henbest and Mrs. Bernard Van Rensselaer enjoy a champagne toast during thtThe Georgetown (2512 Que Street, N.W., special cocktail hour which takes place every Thursday evening at the Georgetown when guests are in·Washington) which opened last May is runby the same management as Chevy Chase rsHouse and has the same variety of programs ground in the back reserved for confirmed dancers, imported for last years Fathe tband facilities. Executive Director John J. gardeners in the home who delight in grow- Day, to exercise classes. Westwood h~ b~orWalsh emphasizes that being there is "a ing their own tomatoes, lettuce and cucum- an activities and assistant activities d1reciJldcontinuation of a lifestyle." Citing a gamut bers. Last year, they even put a scarecrow in to check regularly with the residents to ~edof activities similar to Chevy Chase House, the garden. Sandra Wood, the Administra- out what they enjoy most. A chauffell ellhe stresses that the residents "enjoy every tor, describes the food-the product of two limousine is on hand for trips to the J{redday here because theres always something chefs-as "classy" with filet mignon, a nedy Center or just a quick stop at a favogoing on." steamship round of beef and ice carvings store for food or gifts . crammed with fruit available. There is a cellterWestwood Retirement Home (5101 Ridge- Club Room that serves as the focal point for Bethesda Retirement and Nursing ) jsfield Road, Bethesda) has a special patch of social activities that can range from belly (8700 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase241May 1981 I Dossier
  24. 24. THE group trips by van to ee Wa hingtons " pecial events" like a rc cnt outi ng to sec the cherry blo som in bloom. Admiral S. RETIREMENT Walter Anderson, whom Home Admini trator Bruce Boyer claim i the HOME "oldest living graduate of the U. . Naval Academy," i in residence. ALTERNATIVE By Sofia Yank Bassman Uiff Nursing Home (8000 Iliff Drive, Dunn Loring) offers a rustic setting with six acres of grounds. In addition to the usual assort- ment of activities, Iliff has an unusual facili- ty on the grounds: a day care center. The children come up to mix with the elders at scheduled events, according to Administra- tor Cam Hall, and it provides a healthy in- terchange of young and old. Iliff also en- courages the surrounding community to become involved with the homes people. Fairfax Nursing Center (10701 Main Street, Fairfax) has seven full-time staffers com- plemented by an extensive volunteer group to arrange in-house programs for the resi- dents. Popular events include a history class and weekly news discussion group and Peter Hackes from NBC News recently stopped by to head the class. Grounds are extensive and complete with a gazebo, an aviary with what Administrator Charmaine Bainun calls "quite an assortment of exotic birds," and a summertime "farm," where rabbits, sheep and small animals roam in nice weather. Theyve also got a "Century Club" for the three residents who are 100 and older. Carriage Hill of Arlington (1785 South Hayes Street, Arlington), which also has locations in Bethesda and Silver Spring, recently had a trendy "Western Day" com- plete with fiddlers and dancing. Denny G. Dennis, Director of Operations for Carriage Hill Nursing Centers and Administrator for the Arlington home, noted the nice relation- ships that have developed between some of the staff and residents, where staffers have invited residents to their homes for dinner and have taken them to World Series ball- games and the movies . Manor Care Arlington Nursing Center (550 South Carlin Springs Road, Arlington) is one of five "Manor Care" residences, the others are in Adelphi, Hyattsville, Largo and Wheaton, Maryland. Administrator Carol Gordon says people are immediately~ited_Jor a program of entertainment. The 10-month-old facility allows residents to lead the lifestyle they cheered when they come in because of the ad tn their own home, but with relief from the loneliness syndrome so common among the elderly. "homelike atmosphere," provided by the antiques and early American furnishings.managed by Homewood Health Care, a to the management, a poetry group that has Outside is lovely as well, with spacious~oup t~at also runs Westwood, Fernwood published a booklet of their poems, a news- grounds with a pond and two stone wells.liouse ~m Bethesda) and Fairland Nursing paper that residents contribute regularly to Theyve also got a round of activities ofst orne (m Silver Spring). Zachariah Blacki- called The Bethesda Breeze and frequent cooking classes, group sings and cocktail one, a well-known Washington florist, entertainment. Jeanetta Manuel is the Ad- hours.~elebrated his 110th birthday there in ministrator.b e~ruary and holds the special distinction ofbetng the only person in the world who has The Wisconsin Avenue Nursing Home (3333 ln making a deci sion for yourself or a Wisconsin Avenue, Washington) has six member of your family, its best to give0 ~en a home include years. SpecialCouncil,Wh~he Mason for 85 a Residents features people on its activities staff and is sup- each a long hard look to see what is just tch meets monthly and offers suggestions plemented by local volunteers. They offer right for the person involved. D Dossier/May 1981115