Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 16, 1916, SOCIETY, Image 13

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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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Calendar of Club Doings
Business Women's Council, luncheon and prayer
meeting, court house, 11 to 2 o'clock.
CuSter Woman's Relief corps, Sunshine club,
Mrs, Caroline Lochner, hostess.
Society of American Widows, Crounse block,
1:45 p. ni.
Visiting Nurse association, monthly meeting,
city hall, 10:30 a. m.
Miller Park Mothers' club, Miller park pavilion,
2:30 p. m.
Order of the Eastern Star, Vesta chapter, an
nual outing at Carter Lake club.
Society of American Widows, Crounse block,
7:30 p. m.
W, C, T, U. of Benson, Mrs. J. N. Bailey
hostess, 2:30 p. m.
White Shrine, Sojourners club, outing at Sey
mour Lake Country club.
ERVICE, or the spirit that begets It, knows
no falling by the wayside because, perchance,
the torrid rays of the sun beat down upon us.
So It is that here and there, a woman's
club continues to meet throughout the sum
mer or else pursues its work more informally
through committees.
Mothers' clubs especially seem loath to discon
tinue their sessions, and, for the most part, have
transferred them to neighboring parks, where, under
the cool shade of the trees and restful surroundings,
with the children1 enjoying themselves in the park
njaygrounds, benignant schemes are hatched. Such
a meeting is tne one wnicn tne Miner rark Mothers
club will hold Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park
pavilion. The usual meeting place is the neighbor
hood school house. Following the business-meeting.
there will be a social hour when the president, Mrs.
T. P. Davis and Mrs. Florence McCurdy will, be the
Other picnic affairs arranged for the week is the
annual outing and dinner-dance of Vesta chapter,
No. 6, Order of the Eastern Star, which will be given
Wednesday at Carter Lake club, and the first of a
series of diner-dances which will be given Friday
evening at Seymour Lake Country club by the So
journers' club of the White Shrine.
The Business Women's council knows no cessa
tion, either, during the days when the mercury flirts
with the 100-degree mark. On Tuesday of this week
the Rev. Ray of the Second Presbyterian church of
Council Bluffs will conduct the prayer meeting,
i which is held in conjunction with the weekly lunch
eon for business girls, at the court house, between
the hours of 11 and 2 o'clock. Women of the Execu
tive committee will serve the luncheon.
Unceasing, too, in their efforts, are members of
the Society of American Widows, whose president,
Mrs. Bessie C. Turpin, has just announced the latest
welfare activity for the husbandless. This is the
manufacture, demonstrating and marketing of the
products of a waterproof fabric company. While the
J1 business venture is not financed by the widows, it
factically amounts to a private undertaking for
them, as a contract was drawn up with the manager
of the concern which provides that only widows
will be employed by him.
To create an outlet for unskilled workers is in
deed a great problem, and this latest venture seems
a fortunate opening, as plain sewing, which any
woman can manage, is about all that is required in
the manufacture of these articles.
In the meantime, at their Tuesday afternoon
meetings and sometimes at the Thursday evening
meetings, which are now being held at the widows'
headquarters in the Crounse building, the women are
spending their time sewing for the bazar and enter
tainment they are contemplating for September.
A monthly board meeting of the Visiting Nurse
association is scheduled for Wednesday morning at
the rooms in the city hall. Miss Bess Randall, the
superintendent, gives her reports and the summer
activities, especially in connection with The Bee's
free milk and ice fund, will be discussed.
Club women all over the country will be inter
ested in the following newspaper excerpt with re
gard to the "Chief Clublady of the Land:"
"Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles of Los Angeles, Cal.,
the new president of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs, received the highest honor ever
accorded a southern California club woman, when
the Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles gave a
public reception for her on her return from New
York, June 29. The civic organization also joined
in a reception at the depot on Mrs. Cowles' arrival
in Los Angeles. Few club women are aware of the
great part Mrs. Cowles has been taking in the work
of the federation for many years. When the biennial
meeting was held in Cincinnati and when Mrs. Philip
N. Moore, the then president, met with an accident
and broke her ankle, Mrs. Cowles assumed the lead
ership at several of the meetings.
Her record as a worker in the federation shows
that in 1902, when the general federation biennial
met in Los Angeles, Mrs. Cowles was president of
the board. She was chairman of the reception com
mittee when the general federation met in St. Louis
in 1904, and was there made a director in 1906 was
elected treasurer and was first vice president from
1903 to 1912; a member of the executive committee
from 1912 to 1913; chairman of finance committee
from 1908 to 1912; chairman of peace committee
from 1912 to 1916; chairman of biennial committee
in charge of the San Francisco biennial in 1912,
when she could, it is generally recognized, have been
president; strong suffragist, though she worked
against having suffrage made a federation issue at a
time when it would have meant much for California
women, but would have been against the sentiment
of a large number of women who since have joined
the ranks. Mrs. Cowles takes time for many a week
end jaunt to the mountains north of Altadcna, where
"she and Dr. Cowles, well-known physician for twen
ty years and more in Los Angeles, have a delightful
rustic lodge."
Nebraska women will no doubt be well repre
sented at a meeting fraught with much interest to
women in suffrage states, though our own women
, win dc oniy spectators, noi panaiicrs in inc sessions
y of the meeting.
I This is the National Council of Women Voters
1 vjhich will hold its national convention in Cheyenne,
"Wyo., July 26 to 29, in conjunction with the Frontier
days celebration, when the cowboys of the plains
I will have their twentieth annual celebration. Women
' voters of the twelve suffrage states and Alaska, will
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Social Calendar
Busch-Epeneter wedding it All Salntt' church
at 8:30 o'clock, followed by supper at the
Fontenelle for bridal party,
1911 Auction Bridge club, Mrs. C B. Coon,
Dinner-dances at Carter Lake, Seymour Lake
and Happy Hollow clubs.
Bridge tournament at the Field club.
Matinee dansant at Happy Hollow club.
Children's party at Happy Hollow given by
Mrs. C. B, MacDonald.
Dinner-dances at Country and Field dabs.
Kensington and matinee dansant at Carter
Lake club,
Hazelot-Dearment wedding.
Entertainment for Miss Amelia Levy of San
Francisco, Mrs, Morris Rosenberg hostess.
Swimming party at Carter lake for W, W.
club, Mrs. George H. Swoboda, hostess,
Women's luncheon it Carter Lake and Sey
mour Lake elubi,
Dance at Dieti club.
Ladies' luncheoni and dinner dance at Happy
Hollow club,
Women's bowling and swimming club at Car
ter Lake,
Dinner dance at Seymour Lake Country club.
Saturday v
Dinner-dances at Country, Field, Happy Hol
low, Carter Lake and Seymour Lake clubs.
Dinner-dance for Mr, George B. Post of New
York, guest of Mr. Herbert Davis at Country
club, given by Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Davis.
OCIETY is calm again today after the thrill
of the races yesterday. The women in the)
boxes and the grandstand looked their pret
tiest in their cool but ratnbow-hued sports
suits, which lent a vivid touch of color to
the drab of the track. They were the first to
strain forward and join in the cheer when a bofd
favorite shot into the lead, or rb hold their breath
when danger seemed to threaten. It was alive, ac
tive and intensely interesting to them all, if atti
tude and actions are any indicaion of interest.
Let us now chronicle the wedding that was and
the wedding that Is to be, of two beautiful Omaha
girls. One was a home wedding, the other will be a
church wedding, and both were blessed with the ten
der wishes of devoted friends. ,
The marriage of Miss Louise North rup to Mr.
Samuel Williams Reynolds took place last evening
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Jay North
rup. The ceremony was performed very quietly)
with only intimate friends and relatives present Mrs.
Northrup gave her daughter away. The bride's
only attendants were the maid of honor, Miss Graca
McBride, and the little flower girl, Miss Charlotte
Troxell, her niece. The groom was accompanied by
his father, Mr. J. B. Reynolds.
Four sorority sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta
stretched ribbons to the place of the ceremony. They
were the Misses Louise Bedwell, Loa Howard, Mar
guerite Marshall and Irma Jones. Members of the
old Rolye society of which Miss Northrup was a
member during her high school days, assisted
through the rooms. The Rev. G. A. Hulbert of St.
Mary's Avenue Congregational church performed
the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. T. J. Mackay. .
The bride's gown was of white net with inserts
of lace, and delightfully cool and summery, and the
attendants were gowned in pink.
An informal reception for the guests was held
after the service. The out-of-town guests included
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Troxell and family of Ban
croft. . '
The wedding of Miss Helen Epeneter to Mr. AU
bert Busch will take place tomorrow evening. Lasl
night at the Country club Mr, and Mrs. R. B. Busch
entertained in honor of the young people and the)
wedding party at the regular dinner-dance. ' .
The bride's only attendant will be Miss Marjoriej
Howland, maid of honor, and Mr. Leon Callahari
will be best man. Miss Epeneter and Mr. Busch
will be married at All Saints' church. Miss Alica
Duval will sing at the ceremony. Four ushers hav
been chosen from among the friends of the vnuntf
copie, mr. rranic meaa, Mr. Lloyd smith, Mr,
Clarence Sibbernsen and Mr. Edwin Busch. a hrnthr
of the groom-to-be. The service will he fnltnwurf
by a supper at the Fontenelle for the bridal party,
given by the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Epeneter, at which twenty-four guests will be!
The biggest party for the younger set yet sched
uled is the dinner-dance for next Saturday night at
the Country club which Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Davis)
are giving for their son Herbert's guest. Mr. WaU
lace Shepherd is bringing home from Cornell with
him a classmate and Phi Gamma fraternity brother.
Mr. George Post, who will be the house guest ol
Mr. Herbert Davis. The two are making the trip in
Mr. Post's runabout. Long motor trips are such
simple things these days that it seems impossible)
that people should have found the same journey so)
tiresome in our gray-haired grandmother's days.
My grandmother came across country before the)
railroads did, as many other staunch old pioneers
came. They cooked in picnic fashion and slept in)
their big prairie schooner, my young grandpartenta.
It sounds romantic. Sundays they stopped at a
farm house or lodging house along the road and
when they and their team started out fresh on Mon
day morning they soon outdistaced the weary strag
glers who had plodded along the highway all thai
day before. What bride of today who leaves-on th
midnight train for the eastern coast can have halt
so exciting, an experience as did the brides who
crossed the continent in the lumbering prairia
schooners, to lose themselves and grow up with a
vast new continent? '
Why doesn't society live up to its reputation
for doing that which is novel and bizarre? Forget
your worries some day and start out to explore. Go
south and seek passage over the Big Muddy in a
fisherman s boat, explore abandoned quarries coma1
upon pretty parks with mysterious hillside eaves,
picnic in Mormon hollow, ferry across the river
ose yourself in No Man's land, discover an unknown
lake where you may boat, fish or swim unseen oh
discover! When social affairs become pressing rest
yourself with your best friend by going off into the
unknown. Only a few hours from you there is field
for boundless romance. The spirit which made our
ancestors hardy and noble, may be yours in a milder,
but just as refreshing fashion.
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