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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1913)
The Omaha Sunday Bee
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PAGES ONE TO TEN
VOL. XUI NO. 46.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNliNU, MAY 4, 1913.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS
Out-Door Club Life Feature of Summer Time in Omaha
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"hold cdiumunion with Natural visible forms," Sfflfe llWL VtWS,m
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formalities and pompous Indoor
"affairs." Rescued from them and
safer and happier in Nature's
warm, satisfying embrace. That'3
Summer is hero. We know It;
'yet repeat it, for thoro is Joy in rolling the Bweet
morsel of realization over in the mind. ' It's a
happy thought for Omaha; not that the wtnter'a
Joys are less a delight, but because the summer-
ume gay, tree, wholesome summertime is
great a season hero as anywhere on earth.
Proud and boastful as that assertion may.
Beem, it would come from anyone that had lived
In Omaha a few years and seen and felt for him
self the abundant blessings that Nature, In her
cummer garb, holds out to him who would partake
Yes, the Omahan is free again. He now may
feel himself emerging from the prison of 8 o'clock
dinners, afternoon teas and 3 o'clock "at homes,-'
whereat he stiffly stood or awkwardly sat, men
aced by the humiliating slip of the necktie,
scratched by a stiff shirt front and tired from rack
ing his brain for the requisite nothings to say
emerging from this into God's out-of-doors,
wherejn he finds content In a soft shirt, the com
pany of close friends and games of blessed Infor
mality. Beauties of Summer in Omaha
You say that's every place when summer comes.
But, add many superlatives, and that's Omaha; for
here Is greater beauty and f-eodora into which he
passes. Acres and acres of magnificent parks,
welcoming nooks and crannies, soothing roads that
evenly wind through hills and ravines shaded by
giant spreading, sweot-scented trees, lakes that aro
as placid and inviting as thoy are expansive, gar
dens and open places that smile in the eye, and
Omaha's country clubs, public woodland homes
and lakeside resorts. What greater freedom and
pleasure is there when in these he finds "sermons
In stones, tongues in trees, books in the running
brooks, and good in" all.
In the midst of the hum and whir of office, shop
and factory, which soothe him by their message
allaying worries as to bread and butter, he finds
places of rest and quietude or exhilarating play.
Havens of Rest and Pleasure
Almost within walking distance from his office
or factory ho has the beautiful Field club. ItB
clean, cool club house sits on a knoll at the end of
'Wool worth avenue at Thirty-sixth Btreet. From
its wide, breezy verandas he may see for miles into
the country or back at the ciiy where his money
1b being mado, add contemplate the full Joy of liv
ing. He may traverse Its pretty golf course and
realize that full "Joy of life. At the back of the
club bouse, or rather, to the south of the club
houses for there Is no back of front he finds
seven of the finest clay tennis courts in the world.
That Is not an Idle boast. Tennis champions play
ing n the International tennis tournaments upon
them champions who have played on courts the
world over have pronounced them the best. And If
he Indulges In games there he cannot doubt their
word. - A little farther south he finds an ideal
base ball diamond ideal for the amateurs who
sometimes play there and very likely of sufficient
goodness for professionals.
Of late years there have been very few base
ball games played there, the lure of the magnifi
cent golf links and tennis courts taking the sport
lovers from the diamond. But it la there for him
If he wants It; and that is the point with all
of Omaha's pleasure spots. In Omaha there is for
him almost whatever he wants of outdoor life
yachting, automobiling, fishing, golf, tennis driv
ing and base ball. With all these and more,
Omaha society amuses Itself.
At the Country club golf is the principal pas
time. Those who belong like that game best.
There are many Omaha business men who do not
take annual vacations of two weeks or a month.
They had rather mix that time of recreation with
their work and at the Country club may be seen
many of them every summer day. Each of these
men usually takes an afternoon off each week
and spends it for its completest fun upon the beau
tiful links. Like the other golf co'urses of Omaha
it is scarcely surpassed by the famous links of St.
Happy Hollow's Delights
In beautiful Dundee Is Happy Hollow club. It Is
Just what its name suggests, though not at all "hoi
low." The club house lies in a shady dell having
the appearance of some quiet country homo of a
contented, prosperous businessman. Surrounding
it all about are pretty knolls on which one can
stand and see for miles around the rolling plain of
blue grass and big trees.
Here again Is found the game of golf a princi
pal sport The younger society set take odvantago
of this course and the privileges of the club.
Democracy 1b fostered there. Happy times are
always to be had for the taking.
In Miller park, near the northern border of the
city and reached by handy street cor lines, is a
public course on which any citizen or visitor may
play if he has the clubs and balls, It in main
tained for them by the city and. is well cared for
by the department of parks and boulevards. Here,
top, Is another game played which In some Ameri
can cities Is quite unusual the game of cricket.
Teams are organized In the summer and cricket
is played there with as much enthusiasm as on the
brightest spot In merry England. This park is at
the north of the city. To the south is another.
It is the Seymour Lake Country club, the newest
about Omaha, and yet one of the most popular.
There is a "Bummery" romanticism oven In the
name. The beautiful stone club house sits on a
hill, its expansive, comfortable veranda looking
down into deep, crystal Seymour lake. There are
fish In the lake. It Is well stocked. And in a
few years, no doubt, this will be one of the most
popular fishing places in the city's neighborhood.
Bathing is a particular sport tor the club members.
But bathing and fishing are not what the club la
for. Here, too, hold forth the golf enthus
iasts. The links are enticing. Lying over a
stretch of the most picturesque country, their
scenio beauty alone would luro the hator of golf
into tho ganio, The Seymour Lake Country club
Is reached by an intorurban,. Ralston or Paplllion
olectrlc cars, nnd by-an automobile drivo that any
tinio is worth tho taking. While tho Seymour Lake
Country club has ifa.laka to, bp prqud of, there is
another club In Omaha whoso lake Is its proudest
Club Life at Carter Lake
.At tho northeastern border of the city, is the
Carter Lako club. It bogan as tho Omaha Rod
nnd Gun club, but Blnce the. Interest in shooting
and fishing has abated among, tho members, It boa
bocomo moro particularly a club for yachting, ca
noeing, fishing and bathing, Its lako Is the larg
est in Omaha. It is now being dredged by the
city on tho shore opposite tho club house and by
that process 1b being much Improved.
All manner of amusements In the category of
outdoor sports are availablo to the membors of tho
club. It Is essentially a summer club, although In
tho wintertime Its members enjoy icoboatlng and
skating on the lake as well as weekly dances in tho
p-etty dance hall. In summer Its. popularity dou
bles and quadruples. On occasions all Omaha
goes there to see some beautiful-fete of the mem
bors. Tho annual regatta of canoes and boats is
one of the most attractive of Its kind In the coun
try and the members occasionally give over their
grounds to outsiders, inviting them to come in
and spend a day picnicking. ,
Undoubtedly- the most enjoyable phase of
club life' there tls that which the summer houses
and tents along the shores of the lake afford.
Every summer many of Omaha's younger society
folk go there to live. Among the plenty offered
by good markets they may revel in the camp life,
of thoy choose, of the earlier man.
There is for them the morning dash from their
bungalow or tent to the lake shore and a plunge
In the cooling water of the lake. Again at night,
directly at tor the sun has sot, leaving the waters
comfortably warm, they have an evening of bath
ing along tho sandy beach. A meal made in skil
lets and pots over an open fire la theirs if they
want It, and too, a night of sleep under the treea
where they may breathe the same exhilarating air
that makes the frog croak contentment down noar
the water's edge.
This Is Omaha's largest lake, but not the largest
or . most beautiful to which Omahan'B have access.
A little more than a half hour's ccr ride will take
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