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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1916.
Health Hints -:- Fashions -:- If oman's Work -:- Household Topics
Warm Weather Millinery
Copyright, 1916, Jntern'l News Service
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LOOK at mf, in my nay new bonnet you
nee how little there i of it o tht I may
have the breeze from the lummer sea and
summer mountains, wliiili are the only two things
that are cool in summer time, the breezes blow
'round my throat and ears and neck, andwell,
my forehead is under cover, isn't it but a maid
must bend the knee to fashion somehow! And
when my forehead grows hot and tired under my
silken bangs, why then I have little long ribbon
handles to swing it by. These are primroses that
deck the crown like a midget garden of butter-
?old. My beau likes yellow, you ee. And now
come to think on it honestly, I have a small
mischievous liking for looking up utidcr this shelt
ering brim. It gives my eyes an air, you know I"
"My bonnet, my warm-weather millinery, is a
faery skull-cap, bit of silky nothingness that my
mother, whose big soft eyes are two bending
skies above mc, .crochetted in cobwebby shell
stitch with lirr own pretty fingers. She said it
would be cool and airy for a baby's nink scalp.
'A little chati," ' be, 'wants the soft winds of
summer to whisper through his curls, to speak to
his dimpled knees, and caress his little hot chin,
so the fewer the better, old fellow meaning
clothes!' And even sometimes, she peels off this
lovely bonnet with pink rosette roses bunched
above my two feathers of eyebrows and leaves my
big roundly bead bare to the sun and air, while
she ruffles the golden down at the back of it with
a soft palm. My bonnet has two streamers, two
flirtation ribbons. And I am the only real 'bon
net' wearer in the lot, for a bonnet in old English
and Scotch is 'a closely woven cap .worn by men.' "
"My summer millinery I Now now when the
robins are swinging high in the cedar and the
swimming bole is warming under the sun, and
bare toes are aching for the little new greeny
grass and to squidgc along on the warm dusty
road with nothing between foot-palms and
mother-earth, I get out my warm-weather bonnet.
I have one that is more of a favorite with my
folks, but that one I only wear on Sundays and
one must-please one's family some of the timel
"But tins is my heart's own. Somehow it's
handy and is curved to my tow head. Mother
says it bends my ears down. But I dunno! It's
just enough and not too much and has a friendly
old curve-up in the back that lets the wind of the
meadows play on my neck. And it has a flapping
outer rim that is loose like a half-begun peel of
an apple, and a round section on top that stands
up as if achieved with a can-opener. So you can
see that it is cool. And capable!
"Why a fellow can carry water in it that is,
not very far; and he can try to catch bees with it
almost I caught one once; and he can wear it
home with the cherries in it that he swiped at
the bachelor's place a'course if you squish it
down very tight it will make your hair red; and
then he can wear it in swimmin'. Some hat!"
"My hat is a lily-bell, a creamy little be!!,
bluish at the base and silvery at the curled-over
tips. When the squirrels stretch from sleep, and
the bear comes out cross and hungry, and the
pussy-willows cuddle in twins up and down the
branch, then I fare out under the blue spring
sky to find me a warm-weather bonnet. You see
I've worn one made from the fur of dandelion
tops all winter. And so I seek mc a lovely slender
bell, and looking into the little wood-tarn where
the brown last-year's leaves at the bottom give
mc a dark-water mirror, there I pull it down over
my green silk locks and lo my bonnet! For I
am a pixie from under the roots of the forest
trees. And I am easily pleased."
"Over my hair," speaks summer, smiling all
the while with her sea-blue eyes and her lips as
red as the Indian paint brush, "over my hair,
because I was born free like the wind on the
feaks and the spume on the sea, over my hair
wear only a slim wreath of wild roses. Other
head-gear would weary me!"
The Cure of Spring Fever
I WOODS HUTCHINSON, M, D.
l"he best cure for spring fever is
I spring sunshine and the air of
open country and the scents of
t woodlands. Yon can't get it in
Jules you must go out and drink
twhere it grows, and you won't
Iste the time it takes to reach it.
ts'o human activity can drive un
ftsingly forward at a fixed level.
I must go in upt and downs, in
jVthms of rise and fall, work and
.t, not merely daily but seasonal
t well. And it is no mere coinci
Jnce that almost every race and
ry civilization in the temperate
jnes has decreed a period of rclaxa
n, a joyous ceremonial feast, an
ister holiday, at the beginning of
Infant! u4 Invalids
kb milk, mtlted train, in powder form,
or infants, invalids tnJ growing children,
ura nutrition, upbuilding tk whole body,
ivigorate nursing mothers ui the aged,
lore nutritious than tea, coffee, etc.
uuntly prepared, Hoquiree no cooking.
obttitutea Cost YOU Stmt Prict
It is a matter of good business
management, of conservation of en
ergy, of protection of health, to in
sist upon and carefully plan for a
vacation, a change of scene, a trip
in the country or the seashore, even
if only for a week-end,, somewhere
about Easter. That is "the natural
period not only of change, but of
lag and depression in human activ
ity, and a week's rest and change
then will do you almost as much
good as three weeks in summer and
a week-end be as beneficial as ten
days in August. But you ought to
aim for both as a matter both of
increase of efficiency and decrease in
This is true of all ages and partic
ularly, although we are otnewhat apt
to overlook it, of children. In vil
lages and small towns, with fields
and woods within easy reach, mere
release front the school room is suffi
cient, nrovided that no ingenious and
joy-killing spring chores of any de
scription are substituted for school
tasks. But in cities, where some 50
per cent of our population now live,
it reouires a little planning and
trouble to enable children to get the
benefit of their Easter vacation.
The results, however, iti.hraHh and
vigor are worth far more than the
cost, and tt is highly advisable that
patents should take the trouble to
plan and provide for trolley or short
train trips nut into the country, or
to parks and public gardens, at least
Hire and, better still, twice a week.
for all children under 12 at this sea
son of the year.
They know what woods and fields
and copses arei for all you need to
do is to take them out there and turn
them loose and let them hunt flowers
or birds or spring greens, or even
rabbits and squirrels, provided they
are not equipped with any deadlier
weapons than shouts and sticks. It
will improve their standing in the
spring term of school better than
any amount of coaching or home
And as this time of year is the
period of greatest depression after
the winter's imprisonment, and of
lowest resisting power against in
fectious diseases, the value country
trips and park excursions for the lit
tle ones can hardly be over-estimated.
And they won't do the grown
ups who accompany them any harm,
efther, although some parts of them
will be strenuous and nerve-racking,
not to say soul-testing to a degree,
l-or both young and old they are
the best and only genuine spring
Fven if they should interfere at
times with school in the one and
an hour or two of sacred business in
the other, we can console ourselves
for this loss by the wisdom of the
old dreek philosopher, who on fine
spring mornings would sometimes
send a note to a school master friend
asking him to give the children a
holiday- in order that they might
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Women's Sense of Humor Developing
By DOROTHY DIX.
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Have women a sense of humor?
Men contend that they have not.
Men have frankly admitted that they
do not understand woman's anatomy,
physical or mental, but they've been
sure of one point about her, and that
is that she was made out of Adam's
wishbone and not out of his funny
bone. Tradition has it that to tell her a
funny story is like scattering pearls
before swine that she had to have
jokes diagrammed for her, and then
laughed in the wrong place.
This is the way men, who are scin
tillating wits abroad, who keep the
table in a roar, excuse themselves for
being dull and grouchy and silent at
the domestic breakfast table. They
hold that a wife is so lacking in a
sense of humor that she is no good
even to try out a new joke on.
Perhaps it has been true that the
woman of the past had little sense of
humor and didn't laugh much. They
hadn't much to laugh about. Tears
were their portion, and in our grand
mother's time, when women met to
gether, they sat up and told one an
other mournful stories of trouble and
affliction, and recounted all of the
painful details of sick beds and death
But the evolution of women is
bringing with it an elongation of
their funny-bone. Their sense of uh
tnor is beginning to develop They
laugh more, and now when they meet
together they exchange joke instead
of symptoms and particular of their
last surgical operation; and the differ
ence comes pretty near to measuring
the distance that women have pro
gressed. It shows they are getting a
rral nin( ot proportion m hie. a real
proportion in lite, and ihat it what
a sense ot humor is in lis last analy
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on the stage, and how gladly we give
up $2 of our hard-earned money to
see a comedian give a lifelike repre
sentation of a gentleman on a spree.
Yet there are thousands of women
who greet this spectacle in their own
homes, not with laughter, but with
tears. Is it possible that the wives
ot drunkards have been missing a
good joke, and that all they need to
turn their sorrow into joy is just to
cultivate a sense of humor?
And there's the unfaithful husband
also a source of infinite jest on the
stage, the very backbone of every
farce. How we scream with laughter
as we observe on the stage the merry
antics of the gay gentleman who
rushes out of one door of the restaur
ant with the pretty young girl with
whom he had been dining and wining,
while his fat wife waddles in at the
other door in hot pursuit of him I
How sidesplitting are his decep
tions, how killing the lies with which
he blinds the confiding wife! How ri
diculous her jealousy! And what a
pity that the poor forsaken lady can't
join in the laugh and see how funny
it all isl
Therefore, let us all wish a sense
of humor on the female sex. It will
solve many of women's problems, and
it will abolish the foolish fashions,
with which women make figure of
fun of themselves; for then they will
see what good joke are when they
wear, a they Jul last summer, the
faithful old family white cat around
their necks in August.
Heaven send women a sense of hu
mor! -and send it soon.
Sweetheart Versus Sister
BY BEATRICE FAIRFAX,
The price of popularity for too
many girls today seems to be the
lowering of the standard of woman
ly sweetness and dignity. And to
any girl who is tempted to meet the
terms of the too masculine love pi
rates I want to sound a word that
shall at once warn and plead and
Human nature is about the most
unchanging thing in a variable world.
Humna nature never values what it
can get for the mere asking. Every
one estimates highly the things he
finds it difficult to obtain.
Feminine favor willl always be one
of life's two goals for men. The
other, of course, is success.
Think how a man struggles for the
worldly success he has set his heart
upon. And think how, on the way
to his goal, many a big man turns
aside for a little light dalliance with
this girl and that one, and marries
at last a dignified often seemingly
unattractive young woman of a type
far different than that his sweethearts
Girls ask "Why," in two widely di
vergent ways. "Why am I unpopular?
Is it because I'm too dignified and
won't let the bovs kiss mc?" asks
Mary, at JO.
And if she decides against herself
and proceed to capitulate to a boy
I who demands a kiss in return or a
(little social attention, Mary, at .ii),
!asks this: " W hy am I left alone now?
i I was the most popular Kirl in my set
I ten rar ago, l had dozm of beaux
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and Lucy had none, and Jane only
one. Yet they are happily married
and I am left alone. Why?"
Popularity can he bought for the
moment by cheap concessions to mas
culine emotion. The girl who lets a
boy kiss her w hen he happens to want
to is catering to the emotioni of the
moment. She is building nothing per
manent and lasting. And when it
comes to marriage, no sane man
founds that lifelong relationship on
any momentary flare of affection.
Insead, he chosses the stable
qualities of congeniality and liking
and respect plus the delicate emo
tions which have grown by self-denial
instead of wearing themselves out
through cheap excess.
The girl who says to a man when he
tries to get her to drink or to permit
him some liberty which seems slight,
but which will inevitably lead to
greater ones: "Would you want your
sister to do that?" is not bromidic and
foolish in spite of the fact that the
question is almost ordinary and trite.
Instead, she is a sane woman, who is
dealing with one of the world-old ba
sic facts of human nature.
The things a man would decry In
his sister he resent also in his wife.
The thing a man selfishly asks of his
temporary sweetheart are not always
the things he feels a self-respecting,
dignified girl should concede.
And a girl w ho recognizes that fact
and who doesn't make the blunder of
catering to the emotion of a moment
is iar more likely to hrcome a per
manent factor in a man's life than is
a girl who capitulate to hi least re-
No nun wants his -ister to sactl
''ice the tespectful admiration ot the
nitii he knows, and no man ought
to nk a ir fir tares t,,r tn lower
her standards lor limi to a point ro
whuh he would m- t hit inter's
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