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VOL. XLV NO. 26.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECKMHEK 12, 1915.
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Real Granddaughter of Omaha Coming Out
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Calendar of Club Doings ,
Omaha Woman's club, Y. W. C. A., 2:30 p. m.
Child Conservation League of America, Dun
dee circle, Mrs. L. E. Doty, hostess, 2:30
Drama league, city hall council chamber, 4
Chautauqua circle, Tennyson chapter, Mrs.
W. E. Rhoades, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Leaders' Bible class, Y. M. C. A., 2 p. m.
North Side Mothers club, Mrs. S. L. Johan
son, hostess, 1:30 p. m.
South Omaha Woman's club, home economics
department, Mrs. William Berry, hostess.
Business Women's club, Y. W. C. A., 7 p. m.
Monmouth Park Mothers club, school, 2 p. m.
Old People s Home association, 'annual meet
ing, Y. W. C. A., 10 a. m.
Sermo club", Mrs. Paul Themanson, hostess,
' 1 o'clock.
Business Girls' council, luncheon and prayer
meeting, Volunteers' hall, 11:30 a. m.
i to 2 p. m. v
All Saints' Guild of Dundee, Christmas sale,
Mrs. S. R. Rush, hostess.
Prairie Park Needlecraft club, Prairie Park
' club house.
Omaha Woman's club, oratory department,
Metropolitan hall, 10 a. m.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, vocational
f guidance section, Y. W. c. A., 4 p. m.
. George A. Custer Woman's Relief Corps,
Memorial hall, 2 p. m.
Woman's Club of the Railway Mall Service,
' Mrs. A. C. Rawson, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Benson Foreign Missionary society, all-day
meeting at church.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, story
tellers' section, Mrs. S. E. Davles, hostess,
lP.'m. ' -
i Benson Woman's club, Mrs., J. H. Vick,
hostess, 2:30 p. m.
P. E. O. sisterhood, chapter E, Mrs. H. Agor,
, hostess, 2:30 p. m. -
Women's Christian Temperance union. West
Side branch, all-day meeting, Mrs. H. G.
Claggett, hostess. - -i .
Woman's American Baptist -Foreign Mission
ary society, West Central district board,
- Y. W. C. A.,' i0 A.vm ' ?;'' V . .
Omaha Woman's club, home economics' de
partment, Y. W..C. A., 10 a. m.
J.'P. W. club, Mrs. Claire Goddard. hostess.
Child Conservation leagueNorth' Side circle,
Mrs. Karl Ogden, hostess, 3 p. m. .
Women's Christian Temperance union of
, Benson, Mrs. E. C. Fuller, hostess.
' Christmas' tree celebration for kindergartners
at Monmouth Park school by Mothers' club.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, social
settlement section, at Settlement house. .
THE holiday spirit has descended upon
local club women so that this week will
begin the cessation of number of
Woman's club meetings until after the
' - new year. ...'.
Christmas sewing for the needy and the dress
ing of dolls hold full sway, for the modern woman
is as deeply interested In creating happiness , for
the homeless little waif as for her own little darl
ing. ' ": . .
Aside from the time' spent in sewing tor Christ
mas fairs and bazars, the clubwoman is devoting
a great deal of time in dressing dolls for the Child
Saving institute and the City Mission. The Vassar
club members and tbe West Side Women's Chris
tian Temperance union, are doing this and at the
meeting of the Franco-Belgian Relief society, the
time was spent sewing for the destitute Belgians.
The City Federation of Child Conservation
leagues, made up of mothers' clubs all over the"'
city, is arranging for a Christmas tree celebration
at the Riverview home Thursday evening, Decem
ber 23, when an individual gift will be given each
child, aside from the usual goodies. The matron
at the home has been "sleuthing". a good deal these
days, trying to ascertain what each child would
like bes to have and as far as the means of the
society will permit the 'child's wishes will be
The Monmouth Park Mothers' club has also
arranged to trim a Christmas tree for the kinder
gartners at tbe Monmouth Park school. The dis
tribution of gifts will be Friday afternoon.
Christmas cneer will also be disseminated at
local institutions by musical programs and read"
ings and by a bountiful Christmas dinner, which
various women's organizations have in hand.
Christmas programs, too, are the rule this week
at all the study circles and many a Christmas story
will be told as busy fingers ply their needles.
Many organizations hold their annual meetings
r-nd election of orf leers .this month, so that , the
slate is wiped clean and a pew field of work la
started with the new year.
Tbe outlook for the most auspicious work In
contemplation is the hot lunch for the Train school
children, which will be started by the Omaha Wom
an's' club directly after the close of the holiday
Many plans are being laid for activity follow
ing the holiday season, when the women can give ,
their attention to matters In which they are Inter
ested without being distracted by events that lack
much of the sedateness that marks consideration
of social or economic questions.
Additional Club News on Page Eight.
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A REAL granddaughter of Omaha is Miss
Louise White, only child of Mr. and Mrs.
Victor White and the fifth debutante of the
season, who will be presented to society at a tea
given Wednesday. Her grandparents, r. and Mrs.
R. C. Moore, came to Omaha when yet a bridal
couple in the early days. Their daughter, Mary,
is Mrs. White, and two more daughters who grace
Omaha society are Mrs. E. S. Westbrook and Mrs.
The charm of Uls debutante Is her almost
Ibsonesque individuality. No fashionable finishing
school. Just 'a high school and Brownell Hall train
ing, but that poise, culture and true Insight Into
Ufe that comes to the observer and traveler is so
surely a part of her as to awaken comment that so
young a miss possesses it to such a degree.
Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Diets, her god-parents, when
they went abroad Just prior to the outbreak of the
war, took Miss White with them. She waa to spend
a year there, specializing in German and French,
but had only been on tbe continent four months
when the party was forced to return. '"See America
first" Is no new slogan to Miss White, for she has
traveled from coast tn coast four times and has
spent some time, up In Canada as well.
Miss White Is a ceep lover of tbe sea. She
comes naturally by this heritage, for her father's
family were a sea-faring people and he himself
followed the sea for many years. Mr White Is a
Londoner and was an officer on a steamer plying
between England and Spain and along the Mediter
ranean coast. An uncle lost his life at sea and
from his ship, the White family cherlaa as an heir
loom, a fine old barometer. Its age, which Is per
haps 150 years, Is attested by the fart it was made
before the days of paint as the finish is an oriental
To this is ascribed MUs White's natural love
for water, as It Is uncommon for a girl not born
near the aea but In an Inland city to have such a
fondness for It. Indeed, she. Is an amateur Annette
Kellerman, for she learned to swim when she was
but 4 years old. But when the suggestion was
made that Miss White pose for her picture in her
bathing suit, she laughingly exclaimed, "Oh, no! I
don't look good In father's swimming togs." Not
only swimming but canoeing and boating have a
great fascination for this charming young girl.
Fortunate indeed are they wno will receive
Christmas gifts from Miss White, for this versatile
young woman has made every one of her Christ
mas gifts with her own skillful fingers. In arts
and craft work, she Is one of the most successful
in the city. For the last six years, this clever young
debutante has been going down to the University
of Omaha and taking Instructions in this work.
Artistic leather work, magazine covers, bill folds,
leather bags, she has completed and in tbe Jewelry
she has worked also. Miss White has worked in
brass and a rare accomplishment she has done
the enameling on copper also. Her latest efforts
are in pewter work, in which she has Just finished
a dainty little bowl.
With the needle, too, our coming debutante Is
most clever. She Is making the most artistic white
silk lampshade, and the daintiest of crepe de chine
fineries take shape under her skillful fingers.
Miss White combines a serious mind with a
natural love for youthful pleasures. She reads a
great deal for a girl of her age, dances well, plays
the piano, sings, Is learning to play golf and is a
great walker. It is safe to say that she can easily
outdistance most of the young women of society,
as she averages a five-mile walk each day.
One accomplishment Miss White has not
achieved. .as is laughingly admitted by the members
of tbe family. The youthful debutante went into the
kitchen one day and baked a loaf of bread. Her
father was most eager to sample the loaf, and at
dinner that evening called for the bread which
daughter had baked. It was forthcoming, but
never from that day to this, has Mr. White mani
fested any further Interest In the bread his daugh
ter bakes. It Is the family Joke, as Miss White Is
nonplussed whenever the subject la broached.
Society the Coming Week
Lunrheon for Mrs. Charles Turner at Yule
tide tea room, Mrs. Nathan Merrlam, hos
tess, Lunrheon at Yuletlde tea room, given by Mrs.
B, F. Crummer.
Husbands' entertainment by Comus clnb, Mrs.
J. D. Dtmmlck, hostess.
Afternoon bridge for Miss Alice Judge, Miss
Irma Wiedemann, hostess.
Luncheon for Dr. Winifred Hyde at Hotel
Loyal, given by philosophy and ethics' de
partment of the Omaha Woman's club.'
Tuesday . "
Afternoon brld for Miss Isabel Vlnsonhaler,
Miss Mildred Butler, hostess. "
Men's day at Yuletlde tea room.
Luncheons at Yuletlde tea room, given by
Mcsdsmee W. T. Burns, Frank W. Judson,
C. C. Rosewater, Victor Rosewater and
Miss Margery McCord.
Debutante tea for Miss Louise White, given
by Mr. and Mrs. Tlctor White.
Afternoon bridge for Miss Alice Judge, Mrs.
Charles K. Mets, hostess.
Parish sale at deanery by Aid society.
Dance given by , Vesta chapter Order of the
Eastern Star, at Chambers' academy.
Elks' dance at Elks' ball.
Comus club, Mrs, P. O. Jennings, hostess.
Morning Glory Kensington club, Mrs. M.
Cochran, hostess. N
Luncheon for Miss Louise White, Mrs. W. T.
Dinner preceding Subscription dance, given
by Mr. and Mrs. Osgood Eastman.
Subscription club dance at Turpln's academy.
White Shrine banquet at Masonic temple.
Paramount Whist club, Mrs. C' Stockham,
Tea for Dundee Bridge-Luncheon club, Miss
Olive Ferguson, hostess.
Saturday Evening Dinner-dance at Hotel
Lea Amies Whist club, Miss May Ramusse,
. . hostoss. -...-' ' .
Luncheon for Miss George Trimble, Mrs.
Frank P. Hlgglns. hostess. ,.
. '. Pipe night at University club. ' ;. )
'-' "Week-Knd Dancing club " at Chambers'
academy. . .
THE season opened this autumn with the
debutantes covering almost the entire
social horizon, and until the middle of
. the present month, when the bud of this
week, Miss Louise White, daughter,
of the Victor Whites, is presented, the debutantes
have held their sway.
Lapping a little over, the last week or so, on
this flaunt of bloom, the Lady Bountiful, has In
fringed, welcomed Intruder.
Perhaps, we might say that last week this,
and the next, will be quite under the reign of this
lady and her train. The Yulotlde Tea room
opened the first of the month, meeting with success
from Its very beginning and will continue until'
Christmas to put stones, figuratively speaking. Into
the future edifice of the First Presbyterian church.
The brilliant charity ball for the benefit of the
Creche was given Monday evening at the Hotel
Fontenelle, bringing over $400 to the babies.
All the last week the bazars of the different
churches, held In the rotunda of The Bee building,
l ave brought out tbe smartest In Omaha society,
both before and in the booths. Popular girls havt
cancelled accepted engagements to make and sell
candy for charity, and matrons have set aside the
CbrlBtmas demands of their own circle to buy and
sell for a good cause.
Some clever-tongued Frenchman, his name
now slipped memory for the minute, has said that
the sound of time is the clatter of wooden shoes
mounting to the top and the rustle of the shoes of
Eilk descending. -
One of the great arguments yet used to dis
credit a ruling social set, whose position Is founded
upon wealth, Is that such a class cannot feel their
obligations, that they possess no true sense of
their dutlca to the less fortunate and the lowly.
The aristocrat holds that the spirit of "Noblesse
oblige," is a thing of the very blood and marrow
and that it cannot be Inculcated by any training
sod may only be the result of scores of generations.
This sounds very grand and it may be said with
a most haughty air.
But what Is there behind It?
Kings, the highest type of aristocrat, have
paved highways with sugar and salt for a sleighj
drive while thousands of their starvii g subjects
Lords of the manor have told their serfs to eat
hay while they themselves squandered the estate -at
a dissolute court and countesses have taken
blood of peasant maldena for their beauty bath.
On the other hand, millions of American dol
lars, all made in trade, are going to charity at
borne and abroad, and this year many a rich mer
chant's wife or daughter is giving up accustomed
pleasure to meet the added demands of this time
of trial upon her heart and her purse.
"Noblesse oblige" it haa been all week, the
spirit of every big social affair. It has been tbe
purpose of all circles, and the bent of nearly every
endeavor. It will bring toys this Christina late
the most destitute of homes, it will fill the ragged
est stockings, and load tbe most miserable and ab
ject of tables.
Additional Society News on Next !.