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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 19, 1916)
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VOL. Xl. NO. 40.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOUXlXd. MARCH IP. l!lf.
SIX(?LR COI'V FIVK (TATS.
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Calendar of Club Doings
Omaha Woman's club, social science depart
ment, Y. V. C. A., 2:30 p. m.
Drama league, city hall, 4 p. m.
Association of Collegiate Alumnao, music
section, Mrs. H. L. Mossman, hostess, 4
Chautauqua circle, Tennyson chapter, Mrs.
K. O. Hampton, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, oratory department,
Metropolitan hall, 10 a. ni.
Business Girls' council, luncheon and prayer
meeting, court house, 11 to 2 p. m.
South Omaha Woman's club, Library hall,
2:30 p. m.
North Side Mothers' club, Mrs. E. O. Carson,
hostess. 1:30 p. in.
Omaha Woman's club, current topics depart
ment, Y. W. C. A., 2:30 p. m.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae, vocational
guidance section, Y. W. C. A., 4 p. m.
U. S. Grant Women's Relief Corps, Memorial
hall, 2:30 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, philosophy and ethics
department, Y. W. C. A., 4 p. m.
Business Women's club, Y. W. C. A., 7 p. m.
Society of American Widows, Y. M. C. A.,
2 p. m.
P. K. O. sisterhood, chapter B. P., Mrs. J. L.
W. C. T. V., Frances Willard society, Mrs.
George Young, hostess, 2 p. m.
W. C. T. lT., Omaha society, Mrs.
Miok, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Society of American Widows, Y. W
7:30 p. m.
Mothers' Culture club, Mrs. George Michel,
Wychc Story Tellers' league, public library,
4:15 p. m.
Omaha Woman's club, art department, Y. W.
C. A., 10 a. m.
Benson Woman's club, Mrs. W. H. Loechner,
hostess, 2:30 p. m.
B'nal B'rlth Ladies' Auxiliary, Lyric hall,
S p. m.
Oinaha Woman's club, music department. Y.
W. C. A.. 2:30 p. m.
Benson B. L. S. club, St. Bernard's hall.
W. C. T. U., West Side society, Jennings
Memorial church,' 10 a. m.
west Omaha Mothers' Culture club, Mrs. W.
W. Carmtchael, hostess, 8 p. m.
Apsociatlon of Collegiate Alumnae, drama
section, Miss Bess Dumont, hostess, 10:45
ym w adi ttCiAMii w cris. was a great
I W success in Omaha last week. Busy
O physicians gave amply of their tim
and advice, coining before the pub
lic in lectures and health talks as
they rarely do before laymen; health officers and
health organizations oo-toperated beautifully In
puttiug on the health exhibit, and all the club
women worked together magnificently in miking
their greatest single venture a success.
T-o Mrs. K. B. J. Edholm, Nebraska agent for
the federal children's bureau and chairman of the
health committee of the Nebraska Federation of
Women's Clubs, belongs especial credit for the
success of the exhibit.
Two of Omaha's largest organizations, the
Omaha Society of Fine Arts and the Social Settle
ment association, held their annual elections last
week. Mrs. W. G. Pre was elected to the presi
dency of the Fine Arts society, succeeding Mrs.
diaries Kountze. It was under Mrs. I're's chair
manship of the program committee this last year
that several of the finest lecturers on the platform,
men like Charles Zucblin, Walter Scott Ferry,
Raymond Wycr, Alfred Noyes, John Cowper
Powys. A. L). F. Hamlin and I.orado Taft were
brought to Omaha surely an imposing list of
Mrs. J. YV. Robbing in the new president of the
Social Settlement and replaces Mrs. Philip Potter.
Mrs. Bobbins succeeds to the presidency from the
office of secretary in which capacity she served
most efficiently the last year. A successful year at
the Settlement Mouse is therefore one of the
pleasant prospects for those deeply interested in
Clubwomen will leiid a more leisurely lift this
week, Aside from the usual run of club meetings
and lectures, principal interest centers in the com
ing of Miss Helen Bennett of Chicago, manager of
the Collegiate Bureau of Occupations.
Miss Bennett will be in Omaha Thursday, en
route from Lincoln, where she attends a voca
t'onal guidance conference under the direction of
the dean of women at the I'niversity of Nebraska.
She will address the local school teachers and also
the girl students at the Central High school, her
talks being given under the auspices of the teach
ers' fund and the college women's organization.
Mrs. Frances Ford, one of the early presidents
ol the Omaha Woman's club and the ''mother" of
the social science department of the club, will be
an interesting guest of next week. Mrs. Ford is
now connected with the children's department of
the Chicago Daily News and comes to Omaha for
the open program of the social science depart
ment, March 27. The Omaha Woman's Press club
is planning a luncheon in her honor and the
Woman's club will give a tea following the meet
ing. Additional Club News on Page Four
Mrs. Karl F. Adams Finds Her Life Interest in Her
Home, Little Girl, and Knowledge of the Theater
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KS. KARL F. ADAMS has two inter
ests in life -one is her baby, Ann
Louise, and the other is the drama.
Mrs. Adams is the wlfo of the new
superintendent of the High School
(f Commerce and is a recent acquisition to Oma
ha's coterie of earnest young matrons.
I11 the baby health exhibit at the court house
last week Mrs. Adams was exceedingly engrossed,
having represented the Association of Collegiate
Almunae on the list of hostesses. Her life is very
completely wrapped up in her beautiful goldon
halred daughter, whose presence Is like a beam of
sunshine and always calls forth unstinted admira
tion. Little Anna Iulse is a strictly sclentiflo
baby, having been brounht up with a wise regard
for all the learned doctors had to say with regard
to safeguarding her health.
Mrs. Adams is a dramatic roach of no mean
ability and is Just now hard at work coaching the
i;enior play of the High behool of Commerce, in
whkh each member of the class l to participate.
In Spiinrfield, 111., which was their last home,
Mrs. Adams coached the senior plays of all three
high schools and was forcd to relinquish her
teaching of the plays of the Woman's club and
the College club because of their removal to
In Cleveland, too, where Mrs. Adams taught
Latin in the schools beforo her marriage, in fact
wherever the has been, the wlfo of the new super
intendent has been in great demand to coach ama
teur theatricals. So It is not surprising that this
energetic little woman has once more slipped into
t er work, to the great delight of the h.gii school
students with whom she Is immensely popular.
The play is Jerome K. Jerome's "Fanny and
the Servant Problem" and promises to be a de
lightful piece of p.Qting. The middle of May Is
the date set, but rehearsals are already under way,
which, with Mrs. Adams' supervision, insures a
'.'ulshed presentation of the comedy. Mrs. Adams
does not favor women taking men's parts In pub
lic performances, such as caused a' great deal of
omusement at the Woman's club last Monday.
"I do not oppose it for any foolish reason, but
because I do not consider It artistic. When men
take women's parts, we expect it to be funny, and
it Is laughable, but when women dress for men's
parts it is apt to verge on the ridiculous."
The wife of the new superintendent is a gradu
ate of Western Reserve college and has found a
number of congenlul friends iu the Association of
Collegiate Alumqae and the 'Drama league, with
which organizations she hag become connected
since her arrival
Afternoon bridge for Mrs. David Beaton, guest
of Mrs. Harvey Millikcn, Mrs. Jack Sharpe,
Benefit card party given by George A. Custer
Woman's Relief corps.
Franco Itelcian Relief society, Mis. Kdgar H.
!Vntt, hostess, 1 0 11. m.
Mendelssohn Choir concert,, with Julia Claus-
M-n, soprano, Hoyd theater.
Church social and candy sale. Unitarian parish
Card party at Masonic temple, given by Vesta
chupler of the Kastern Star.
.1. F. W. club. Mrs. Otto Shoers, hostess.
Hi nr.lnstnu at Holy Angels club hall.
Luncheon for Mrs. K. V. Arnold, Mrs. C. H.
Mufiealc and recentien given by Scottish Rite
Woman's club at cathedral.
Afternoon bridge at Hotel Fontenelle, Mrs. 1.
New York Symphony orchestra box parties at
I.es Amies Whist Hub, Mrs. H. M. Barr,
THK social calendar these days Is enough
to put one in mind of a famous book
by the late lClberl Hubbard. It was a
handsome volume, as beautiful a bound
thing as ever came out of Kant Aurora,
end the right size, not too big, an excellent thing
in a hook. This work was entitled "An Essay on
Silence," and it usually came to one as a gift
from some friend. It was laid away for future
reading -one felt, 11 s taking It from Its wrappings,
that It was something' more thnn passing rare, a
pedal tidbit of philosophy with an underlying
eln of the artist In It, a little recurrent note all
too flue for the ordinary hour.
At last ramo the psychological moment when -one
wanted to road Fra Elbertus on silence, and
the book was taken down and opened.
Its pages were fleafr'of a single word; it held
a perfect silence.
If only we might put out such a calendar these
lienteti days I
But, speaking of books, reminds me that It is
suld that many hooka cf dlvcra import are now
being read in Omaha, especially among the set
that hnve been dBnclng. bridging, skating, dining
sod flitting away the gay season Just passed.
In fact .reading seems the popular penance
of the season.
The books leading the sale, It almost goes
without snylnpr, are tho Russian atrocities lately
described with such pathological exactness by a
certain Oxford man to a select assemblage of
Omaha women. In nil truth the unprecedented
boom In these hooks Is enough to make one give
a wonder if their publisher has not found a unique
way of sending forth 11 publicity man.
Since Ixnt has commenced in all earnest, seri
ous books have come forward with a great bound,
pnd tired business men, who former'y asked for
the latest detective tale, aro demanding something
that will bring hack tho "deep, deep thoughts of
youth" once more to their consciousness.
Other years books for Lenten reading lay on
the stalls as a mere matter of form, but this year
they are selling; as fast as they can be supplied.
Of course It is the war, some are saying. But
humanity has always moved to extremes, and, per
haps, It Is only time for the pendulum to swing to
the other end of mortal's fancy.
It 1h a reading Lent above everything else, and
thero is not half the covert afternoon bridging
that was hinted earlier in the month.
One book which is getting a quick grasp on
select favor is "The Book of the Homeless," sold
for the benefit of the Franco-Belgian Relief so
ciety and the war orphans.
The brightest spot in the events of the peni
tential season Is the home coming of the school
set on their EaMer vacations. Two girls got home
yesterday from New York, the daughters of two
ery popular matrons. But there will be nothing
doing for the younger set this Easter vacation,
tho edict has gone out from the mothers.
"The school set were rushed to death during
the Christmas vacation," said a prominent woman
this afternoon; "there seemed something doing all
the time. A girl home from her school last
Christmas had as exciting a time of It as a de
butante.. I hardly got a sight of my own daughter
during the whole time. Now, when she gets borne,
she must devote herself to her mother she must
stay with me quietly and talk and answer all the
questions I meant to ask her during the holidays."
The Franco-Belgian Belief society, with Its
all-day sessions and fortnightly meetings, brings
added Lenten activities. Much of the sewing of
the season is now going to the hospitals of France.
The appeal has lately gone out for 6,000 pairs of '
bocks, wanted Immediately; shirts, pajamas, un
bleached sheeting and cotton flannel for the hos
pital wards and operating rooms. The wounds of
the high-power sheila of modem artillery ar of
such a severe nature that the clothing of the pa
tients is quickly destroyed in the hospitals, and so
the constant demand for new garments, especially
bhirts and underwear.
The Unitarian society give a social meeting and
candy sale at their parish house Wednesday even
ing. A musical program, with readings and recita
tions, will also be given.
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