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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1915)
The Omaha Sunday
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VOL. XLV NO. 33.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1013.
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Society Hitting Up the Road for Faster Speed
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Calendar of Club Doings
Omaha Woman's club, social and political
science department, Y. W. C. A., 2:30 p. m.
Child Conservation League of America, Dun
dee circle, Mrs. W. H. Dale, hostess, 2:30
Chautauqua circle, Tennyson chapter, Mrs. J.
A. Sunderland, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Drama league, city hall, 4 p. ra.
George Crook Woman's Relief corps, Memor
ial hall, 2 p. m.
Woman's Foreign Missionary society of Meth
odist church, district convention, Benson
Methodist Episcopal church, 1:30 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, oratory department,
Metropolitan hall, 10 a. m.
Dundee Woman's club, Mrs. E. A. Benson,
hostess, 2:30 p. in.
South Omaha Woman's club, literature de
partment. Library hall, 1:30 p. m.
Business Women's council, Volunteers' hall,
11:30 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, current topics depart
ment, Y. W. C. A. assembly room, 2:30
Wyche Story Tellers' league, public library,
4:15 p. m.
Business Girls' club, Y. W. C. A., 7 p. m.
Sermo club, Mrs. Frank Pflasterer, hostess,
1 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, philosophy and ethics
department, Y. W. C. A., 4 p. ni.
Colonial Dames of America, Nebraska chap
ter, Hotel Fontenelle, 10:30 a. m.
Mu Sigma club, Mrs. C. H. Balllet, hostess,
9:30 a. m.
Omaha Women's Christian Temperance union,
Mrs. Alice Minlck, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Cookery sale for First Presbyterian church,
3318 Farnam street, 10 a. m.
west Omaha Mothers' Culture club, Mrs. A.
F. Tyler, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
JvJorth Side Women's Christian Temperance
union, Mrs. Charles AA Adams, . hostess,
2:30 p. m. :. . -
Child Conservation league, North Side circle,
Monmouth Park school, 2 p. m.
P. E. O. Sisterhood, chapter B. N., Mrs. J. C.
Bufflngton, hostess, 10 a. m.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, drama
seclion, Mrs. H. E. Newbranch, hostess,
10:45 a. m.
a OLLEGE courses often fall in the very
g thing they are supposed to teach, a
5 knowledge of how to live and be a
J success in life. Almost every woman
will be called on some time In her
Jife to keep house or assist in housekeeping. Yet,
1 rre we are, after four years, knowing no more
rbout the care of a home than when we entered
This statement, made by the president of the
graduating class at Radcliffe this year, coincides
exactly with sentiments expressed by Mrg. A. E.
Davisson of Lincoln in her talk before the Woman's
club. Mrs. Davlsson carries out the home eco
nomics extension work among rural clubs for the
t nlverslty of Nebraska, college of agriculture.
Mrs. Davlsson Illustrated her. point by telling
rf a young couple and their baby whom she met
cut In the western part of the state. ' The young
man had been trained to be a farmer and a rancher
nd bad had an excellent course In an agricultural -college,
including the care of cattle, etc. He had
married a college graduate, one who was totally
ignorant of homemaklng and the rearing of chil
dren. Their little Infant became very 111 and neither
tf the distracted young parents knew what to do
for the young child.
"Isn't It strange, Mary," said the young hus
band, "that If It were a little calf that was sick I
rould know Just what to do with It, but since it is
cur baby, neither you nor I know what to do to re
lieve his suffering."
Mrs. Davlsson urged mothers to teach their
daughters subjects necessary to their future happi
ness. Assuming that most of them will become
l.omemakers, why should they not be trained along
Through farmers' institutes, short courses In
towns and rural clubs for women Mrs. Davisson
pursues her work. Since the Introduction of her
work two years ago 376 clubs have affiliated them
selves with this department.
These clubs have been of invaluable helpful
i ess In becoming centers of community life in the
thinly settled rural districts. Women who have
not seen their neighbors for months are encour
aged to come to club meetings, riding on horseback,
with their babies strapped to the saddle. Some
women come a distance of eight miles to their club
r.iretlngs, and father and children are Just as en
thusiastic as mother in regard to the clun, accord
ing to Mrs. Davisson.
The State Traveling Library commission co
operates with the extension department of the uni
versity in sending all books needed for reference.
The studious woman who wants to keep abreast
rf the times, certainly in science, art, religion and
reneral culture, has no excuse these days for fall
ing in her ambition here in Omaha, except such
icuses as she makes for herself. It is lecture,
meeting, reception to distinguished guest, music
'reital and art exhibit day after day, and the pros
pectus for the next few weeks promises to keep
everyone busier than ever.
Additional Club News on Pasre Five
Third in LisT: of Debutantes, Miss Isabel Vinsonhaler,
is Strong for the Invincible Combination of Golf and
Cooking and Has Proved Herself a Winner in Both
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UNEASY are the holders of local women's
golf and tennis championships. They
are looking to their laurels,. for it Is a
certainty that Miss Isabel Vinsonhaler,
the third of the season's buds, will wrest
either one or both of the championships from the
present holders. Miss Vinsonhaler will make her
formal bow to society at two debut tea to be given
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan M. Vinson
haler, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of this
On the tennis courts and golf links of the Coun
try club the veranda galleries of watchers have sat
for several seasons and commented on the dexter
ous skill of the tall, lithe slip of a schoolgirl, who
ts a debutante of this winter now conies into
At Brownell Hall, where she was graduated.
Miss Vinsonhaler distinguished herself In these
sports, as well as on the basket ball team, whose
main support she was. The same was true at Dana
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Hall, Wellesley, Mass., where she
still further pursued her studies.
Let me tell you where Miss Vin
sonhaler distinguishes 'herself from
other debutantes. She is an ardent
base ball fan! Yes, " Indeed, she
knows all abo.ut home runs, sacrifice
hits, , "southpaws" and . stealing
bases, even if her father Is a stern
barrister, and I wouldn't be a bit Surprised to dis
cover that Miss Vinsonhaler has a bowing acquaint
ance with a triple or "squeeze" play. "Singleton
flew out to Schweitzer, Murphy singled to left,"
etc., is no Greek to her.
Many a time her friends have caught a glimpse
nf tho enthusiastic maiden tucked away somewhere
in the grandstand, watching the play with bated
Miss Vinsonhaler is different from other young
f.'rls of society in still another inutance. . She
knows how to cook!
Her mother told me Isabel could concoct the
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nail hammering: contest that was pulled off as one of the stunts at the annual picnic held
while the boys and other spectators looked on.
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pOKt delicious dishes, Inviting omelets, enticing
snuffles, divinity and fudge that melts In your
month and angel food cake, perfectly heavenly 1
Indeed she Is rather domestically Inclined.
This charming young debutante is in the ad
vance guard of a coterlo of local girls and matrons
'.f prominent families who have Just begun the
Ktudy of tho elements of cookery.
. Just a fine, wholesome, good-looking young
firl. with a merry twinkle in her eye, not given
to fads or fancies, but with a love for the great out-(-doors
with all the health-giving, happy qualities
it brings in its wake that's Isabel Vinsonhaler.
Society the Coming Week
catholic club, Mrs. William Eck, hostess.
Bridge-luncheon, Mrs. William Hill Clarke,
Research club entertainment at Knlshts of
Columbus home, Mesdames Harry Burkley
and C W. Hamilton, hostesses.
South Side Progressive Card club Thanksgiv
Debut tea to present Miss Isabel Vinsonhaler,
by her mother, Mrs. Duncan M. Vinson
haler. Crelghton University Mixers' club dinner, at
Parents' entertainment and dinner, given to
the Twinkle club, at Rome hotel, by Mr.
and Mrs. Rome Miller.
Columbia circle Thanksgiving party.
Thimble club, Mesdames W. Q. Templeton and
R. D. Miller, hostesses.
Bridge for Miss Ella Joseph, Miss Verna
Reglna club, card and dancing party at Cham
Box party at Farrar concert, Miss Loretta
De Ione, hostess.
Clnosam club, guest night.
Second debut tea for Miss Isabel Vinsonhaler,
Mrs. Duncan M. Vinsonhaler, hostess.
Temple Israel Sisterhood dance at Turpin's
Plata club dance at Metropolitan hall.
Rummy club, Mrs. W. A. Smith, hostess.
La Mars club dance at Hotel Rome.
Subscription club danco at Turpin's academy;
dinners preceding by Mr. and Mrs. M. A.
Hall and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mahoney.
Ladies' Social club of U. C. T. dinner at Hotel
Fontenelle and theater party.
La Salle club dance at Chambers' academy.
Dinner preceding Subscription dance, Mrs.
Arthur Remington, hostess.
Dinner preceding Subscription dance at
Omaha club, Mrs. Dan Wheeler, hostess.
' Junior club dance at Hotel Fontenelle.
Drama class to be entertained by Mrs. F. P.
Original Cooking club, Mrs. Ward Burgess,
High Echool Mixers' dance at the Rome hotel.
THE third white star marked week, and
then a lull until Wednesday, December
15. when Mrs. Victor White will bring
out her daughter, Louise, at an after
noon tea. Thanksgiving day will be
further brightened by the wedding of a popular
Cirl. Already the festival spirit Is in the social
c'r, and Thanksgiving affairs open with a card
rtrty at the Knights of Columbus home Monday
evening, with Mrs. Harry Burkley and Mrs. C. W.
The week of Thanksgiving Is very much the
children's and the Juniors' time, and so many of
the things planned are for more of a fireside than
a social significance.
Someone writes to me on a pale blue corre
spondence card asking me to tell what I think of
Of course, my questioner meant social climbers,
not porch. If he (It looked like a man's hand)
v anted to know about the latter, the note would
have .been addressed to the police reporter and not
to the society editor.
Now, about social cUmbers I rather admire
them. There Is something delicious in viewing
the methods in a first-class bit of climbing. We
have all read, and some of us have heard, the late
Frederic Townsend Martin's Indictment of modern
society, Its extravagance, its Idleness, Its object
lessness and Its utter absence of something con
structive. Tsking It from a point of construction,
the climber is not to be condemned he is working
for an end; he has a definite object in view; he
sees something he thinks be wants and he sets out
io get it.
The climbing is the absorbing part of the whole
social game the millionaire will admit he was
luippler earning his millions than he Is spending
them; and, if his socially arrived wife were equally
honest, she would admit she got more out of going
up the rounds than she now does in standing upon
In all this cry raised against climbers, It is well
to remember as to who may cast the first stone.
7 here must have been climbing practiced quite
successfully ever since Washington's first assembly
ball, if not since the Pilgrims' landing, or else the
printing of American social registers and blue
Looks would be a very slender affair.
Why should society ' be the only institution
which' will not commend a feeling of sportsman
ship? The game Is there to be played and is
f ting played right around us and here's to the
Inst to mount to the topmost round!
Some people are looking ahead of Thanksgiv
ing to the Christmas holidays already, and doing
their shopping early. One well known woman
who figures so prominently In society chronicles
ihnt I would imagine she had time for nothing
else, confidentially informs me she has all her
Christmas presents selected, or made, wrapped,
t:ired and addressed, and is congratulating her
self on having these necessary, but troublesome,
Crtalls out of the way, leaving her free to plan
Mid do for the holidays Just as if the girt problem
hei no terrors , whatever. I fear, however, that
this young woman is the rare exception that proves
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