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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLVI NO. 3.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 2, 1916.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
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Calendar of Club-Doings
Society of American Widows, 206 Crounse
block, 1 p. m.
South Side Settlement classes begin at West
Side school'. .
General Lawton auxiliary, Memorial hall, I
Business Women's council, luncheon and prayer
meeting, court house, 11 to 2 o'clock.
Society of American Widows, Crounse block,
7:30 p. m.
WHAT'S in a name? Especially a club
Omaha clubwomen, as a rule, are in
clined to be conservative when it comes
to naming their favorite club or uplift
society. They do it without fuss, or feathers, simply
calling the club after the purpose for its organiza
tion. Woman's club, mothers' culture club, Browning
or Shakespeare club, and suffrage, political equality
or equal franchise something which gives a clew
immediately to the reason for its being, is the most
general choice of our sensible, middle-west women.
A few of the study clubs only, for instance, the
oldest one in the city, Mu Sigma, has a name which
comes only within the ken of the initiated. Mu
and Sigma are the two Greek letters which stand
for the Greek motto, "Mikrai Scholastikai" or "lit
tle learned." Another study club chose an appro
priate Greek name, "Sermo," for "literary" club.
The J. F. W. club is "just for work," and the Re
search club is just a&; surely for scholarly research.
The P. E. O. sisterhood is as yet but a matter
of speculation, since the secret of the meaning of
these letters has never been divulged. It is a fa
vorite joke played on typesetters in newspaper of
fices for the reporter to indicate to the printer that
the letters are to be spelled out, thus forcing the
poor printer te rack his brains for the name which
neither he nor anybody else, excepting the mem
bers, can ever supply.
Of the men's organizations here, Palimpset has
perhaps the most interesting name and history, but
we are digressing in telling about men's clubs.
"A Contented Woman's club" is the haven of
refuge discovered by some clubwomen elsewhere.
What a boon it would be if women in every town
could Yind solace in a contented woman's club I But
why write of the impossible.
D. N. C. club, named after a kind of thread much
used by needlewomen, is the name of an embroidery
club, while "East Bottoms Literary club" is a name
which calls up a wide field of impressions. "Worth
While" expresses the high ideals of the club mem
bers. Kansas City Keramic club is an alliterative
appellation and "Zetetic" is a Minneapolis club.
Nor must you believe that these names are
chosen without literally sweating blood over it. This
name doesn't signify anything, this one is too long,
too short, too common, not dignified enough, not
appropriate and a host of other reasons advanced,
gives one an idea of why names are difficult to agree
Apropos of choosing a club name, the best
story told locally was the one recounted by Mary
Shaw, the noted actress who played at the Orpheum
last season, when the Omaha Woman's Press club
entertained her at luncheon. Miss Shaw is presi
dent of the Gamut club, one of the best-known
women's clubs in New York City, and she was de
scribing the difficulty she and other members of
the club had in selecting a name for it.
The personnel of this club runs the gamut of
all the professions for women, its members includ
ing writers, actresses, doctors, lawyers, musicians
and the like. Before the meeting, Miss Shaw sum
moned the secretary, who was her very dear friend,
and was to sit next her at the meeting, and admon
ished her in this wise:
"I want you to pay particular attention to every
name suggested by club members and try to see
if you can discover any fun that can be poked at
it or any parody on the name. If you can, let me
know immediately and we will discard it."
A number of names were suggested and dis
carded, until only "Gamut," a name chosen by Miss
Shaw herself, with the permission of a California
men's club, which is the only other one in the
country of the same name, was left.
There was a long silence as each woman delib
erated on this name. The secretary also remained
silent, so Miss Shaw said she was quite assured the
choice of name was the most appropriate and in
vulnerable from attack by New York punsters of
any it was possible to choose. v
"Gamut club it shall be, then," she pronounced.
Just as the gavel fell on the newly christened
club, "Gay Mutts," sang out Miss Shaw's bosom
Too late! Too late!
The club remained "Gamut," and if ever eastern
newspaper people see fit to cartoon the popular
New York women's club and are nimble-witted
enousrh to catch the pun, so they will be known.
"Nebraska suffragists must work strenuously the
next few months, before the annual state meeting
which will probably be held in October, if they ex
pect to he able to hold a campaign in 1918," an
nounces Mrs. W. E. Barkley of Lincoln, state suf
frage president, in the current edition of "The Suf
frage Messenger." . "These next few months will be
very crucial ones in the suffrage history of the state.
Mrs. Catt. the national president, is expected to be
in Nebraska at the annual meeting and at that time
form her judgment as to whether Nebraska is suf
ficiently organized to justify a campaign in 1918. In
December, the National American Woman Suffrage
association holds its annual meeting, and at this
time one state from each section of the country will
be selected as the next campaign state.
"Wise and energetic work now is all that will
make Nebraska eligible for selection as the campaign
state of this region.
"Sectional meetings will be held and one state
from each section be elected as a campaign state.
The state selected must be eligible from the stand
point of preparedness:
"1. Number of women enrolled in each precinct,
in each county in the state. The number should be
in excess of the number of votes necessary to carry
"2. Organization down to precincts in each
"3. Amount of press work done in each precinct
having a newspaper."
Mrs. H. H. Wheeler, chairman of the enrollment
work, has returned to her home in Lincoln after a
long visit and rest in New York. The enrollment
work will be pursued all summer.
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. Social Calendar-' 1
Dancing partv for Miss Elizabeth Becksted
of White Bear. Minn., and Miss Clyde Hoerr
of Mankato. Minn., guest of Mrs. F. B. Al
dous; Mrs. William Wappich, hostess. f.
Evening party for husbands of Comus club
members; Mrs. Ben F. Marti, hostess..
Musicale for Chapter B. K. of P. E. O. sister--hood,
given by Mr. and Mrs. Leo R. Wilson.
Evening bridge party for Miss Annabel Dun
ning, Mrs. Myles McFayden, hostess.
Luncheon at University club for young women
selling tickets for Old People's home benefit
Fourth of July celebrations at Country, Field,
Happy Hollow, Seymour, Carter and Dieti
Matinee dance at Happy Hollow club for Miss
Becksted and Miss Hoerr; Miss Ruth Nolan,
Picnic at Manawa for Miss Mildred Lcavy. of
San Francisco; Mrs. David Newman, hostem
Dinner at Country club given by Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Cole.
Dinner-dance at Country Club for Mr. Robert
Whittelsey of New HaVen, guest of Fritz
Bucholz, and Mr. R()hertt Edwards, given by
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Edwards.
Original Cooking club; Mrs. William Sears
Poppleton, hostess. '
Dinner-dances at Country and Field clubs.
Afternoon bridge at Field club.
CarterXake club kensington and matinee dance.
Card party at Auditorium for benefit of Old
People's Home, 8 p. m.
Luncheon at Field club; Mrs. Robert Manley,
Ladies' luncheons and dinner-dance at Happy
Ladies' luncheons at Carter Lake club.
Theater party and tea at Henshaw for Miss
Levy; Mrs. D. Newman, hostess.
Dancing party at Dietz club.
Dinner-dances at Country, Field, Happy Hol
low, Seymour Lake and Carter Lake clubs.
Bridge party for Miss Levy; Mrs. Newman,
j-t-HIS first warm weather sets society to think- f
I ing of Cool things, ice water, fans, swimming f
1 in cool pools, motor rides and trips to the i,
mountains and seashore. Summer homes are
coming into evidence and picnics and outdoor af
fairs are more and more frequent.
Apropos to this we mention the fact that one of
the chief inducements offered by the promoters of,
the mammoth card party at the Auditorium for the
Old People's home is that the Auditorium .wilt be '
This charity card party is fo be a stupendous
affair. Flans, prizes and crowd are all being con
sidered in right royal terms. The fair and thr
great are being enlisted for the occasion. Monday i
any number of beautiful and popular young women
will invade the offices and business houses of the
city with tickets to sell. The mayor, it is thought,
will lend his sanction to the scheme.
One matron, who wished to fill her own table,
paid $10 for her privilege, and having so done
wrote a name of each of her guests on the chance
slips for the big victrola. But she still had six
chances, and so, bless you, if she didn't fill out those
slips with six names of the worthy poorl How's :
that for genersoty? j
One of the interesting events of the week whiclj
will occupy the attention of a great many society;
people is scheduled for Tuesday. At that time th ,
patriotic American will celebrate the anniversary oj :
his country's freedom from the bondage of s tyrant
king and the establishment of a government of the. ,
people for the people, and, of course, you know the ,
rest, by dining at the country clubs, and perhaps
drinking the health of "Our ripping old country, ,
Don'che know." All the clubs are arranging special
holiday entertainment for the glorious occasion. ,j
The Country club has many reservations for the '
dinner-dance. The Field club promises to draw a
large share of its members into its fold for that
function, and Happy Hollow club will not be out
done in the matter of attendance. Seymour Lake -and
Carter club will be the scene of an unusual num ,
ber of lively parties. v
The "society movie" is to be repeated it ouf
own price. You and I may, this week, satisfy the
longing of our soul to aid the cause of fair charity
by spending 10 or 20 cents to see "One Summer in
Omaha" at Boyd's. Others whose purses were
full but who could not, for other reasons, attend
the other performances, will have the pleasure of .
witnessing the excellent movie, staged by Omaha
It would be unkind for a society story to ignore
visitors during the summer, for they are the main
spring of social life. For thein the fashionable world
lives and moves and has its being at this time of
the year. Bridge seems to be the favorite form of
entertainment, perhaps because it is restful physU .
cally and intellectually.
There are, however, some members of society
who prefer not to rest. The school set and their
guests ignore the heat as bravely as soldiers, and
ilance the afternoons and evenings away. The
energy which has been pent up in their young bodies
finds expression in all sorts of active things. -
It seems strange that not more people take ad- '
vantage of the cooler hours of the morning to give
breakfasts and the like. Cantaloupe on ice, served '
in the cool shade of a vine-covered porch on a dainty
wicker table with a bowl of gorgeous nasturtiums .
for a centerpiece, awakes an answering note in the '
soul. But probably cantaloupes do not appeal to
the fastidious taste of those who entertain, and vine
covered porches set with wicker furniture may b
common, and nasturtiums may be simply outre,
The last part of the summer will be socially en'
livened by three large weddings.. Miss Helen Epene
ter will be the first of the young women to exchange
a state of single blessedness for one of married
felicity, for her marriage will take place the last of
July. In the early days of October, shortly after
the royal ball, Omaha will lose Miss Lucile Bacon
and Miss Alice Jaquith, for fairy princes from the
eastern lands will steal them away on prancing
chargers to live in eastern munificence. Fairy prince
how pleasant that sounds to me, laboring here lik
a gnome at his forge in the heart of the mountain
Heart of the mountain that sounds cool, and ad)1
let me close with that cool thought. , . , . ,
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