Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 11, 1916, Page 6, Image 6
Society Notes -:- Personal Gossip -.'- Entertainments -:- Club Doings Fishes and Submarines By GARRETT P. SERVISS. The sun-fish, often weighing a ton, which may afford hints r I to submarine designers. " Nature has made no animal oddity mmmt. more curious than the sun fish, which 1 might appropriately be called the baltfish, since it looks as if all the rear part of its body had been cut off close behind the central fins, leaving it entirely without a tail. Besides, it has nothing that by any stretch of fancy could be called a neck, the head merging into the trunk with a con tinuous outline: A very small gill opening and a very little pectoral fin 'ndicate the line of junction. What might be taken for at least the root of a tail is really only an extension and combination of what in a normal fish would be posterior dor sal and ventral fins. The anterior dor sal and ventral fins are large and powerful, projecting like triangular wedges, the one above, the other be low, just at the hind end of the cut off body. The arrangement is so singular that an English naturalist, W. P. Pycraft. suggests that the sun fish may offer a new model for inventors of sub marine boats. He points out that the twe fins just described must be prac tically the only propelling apparatus that the creature has, and that they probably act by a side-to-side, or ''shuddering," motion a very peculiar mechanical principle, especially when rapid movement is required. Moreover, the two fins are capable of acting independently of one an other, as is proved by the habit of the sun fish of traveling with its back fin t 4 ti, j V v sW s a . f t 1. GOLF TOURNEYS ATTRACT WOMEN Many Are Practicing for the Flay Next Week on Lake MShawa Coarse. MBS. SPRACTOE WINS HERE The tortoise-fish, which swims head down and which is regarded as af fording few suggestions of value in regard to construc tion of submarines. projecting above the surface of the sea, and looking, when seen from front or rear, like a flag pole or per haps the periscope of a submarine. Unpromising as its machinery ap pears, the sun-fish is a great diver. Evidently its strong ventral fin can be. used in such a way as to plunge the body downward, whereupon the dorsal fin comes into play, and high speed can suddenly be developed. That the sun-fish is capable of very rapid motion when totally submerged is proven by the fact that it captures swift fish as the long-bodied silver ling. - - " " ' . The ordinary food of the sun-fish, or at least a favorite food, consists of jelly-fish and larval eels, the former of which it captures near the surface.' and for this purpose it does not need to move rapidly, or even to submerge its dorsal fin. But the ling lives at depths of from 600 to 1,800 feet and must be chased through the dark ness which prevails at so great a dis tance below the tea surface. A full-grown sun-fish sometimes attains a length of eight feet and a weight of a ton. With its blunted form, ita unweildy appearance, and its singular means of propulsion, it certainly justifies Mr. Pycraft s sug gestion that submarine boat builders ought to study the secret of its me chanical efficiency, for the history of invention shows many instances of S av !; : The sea-horse, which travels " through the water (head upward), driven by the vi brations of its back fin. The tail, which is a most' effi cient grasping organ, has 1 no fin.. , :. v . ',' the most unexpected discoveries made by following the hints of nature when it departs from its' ordinary lines. Up Against It? Don't Give Up By JOHN ANDERSON JAYNE. How ofteii, as you trudge your way up the hills of life do you hear the expression: "Well,. J am right up against a stone wall. I cannot go any further. There's no longer any use in trying." ' ' You :.ave heard a friend of yours say that within the last twenty-four hours, haven't you? Perhaps you have even . said the same yourself. Let's look at the proposition just for a moment. First, of recognizing that there are limitations to human achievements, limitations 40 human endurance. "No man can lift him- !( un hv his own boot straps, when the boots are on his feet," has passed into a proverb. That's true, but if the man can get the straps out of hi: hoots: and, that is another story, What is a stone wall? A stone wall is a barrier erected by the in genuity and art of man to hnprove the progress of others, or to prevent the encroachment ut the public on private property. But there never yet jvas built the stone wall that did not have a gate or a pair of bars in it somewhere, for the man on the inside, or for the man who erected the wall there is always L a way of ingress or egress. There was ' 1 i...:l. ...-II L.4 never Hum a stuu wan uui uau oumc weak place in it. What human in genuity erects human ingenuity can null down or break through. Way back in the centuries, longer than the mind of man can recall, even ith the page of history before him d;e Chinese said: "We will build I wall around China," and build it they did. :. Broad, high and reaching far into the bowels of the earth they caused it to run over many a moun tain and down through the peaceful valleys. : It crossed rivers, and was not hindered in its progress by yawn ing chasms. When it was. completed the people said: ; "Now China is free from foreign enproachment. Now we can pursue the arts of peace, home building and commerce according to our own no tions, with none to molest or make us afraid." And for years they did keep out the armies of the aliens, but in the progress of the years the wall began to crumble Just a little. Here and there appeared a crack, then a crevice, until in the year 1900 the Chinese war, together with Chinese exclusiveness, practically fell before the allied armies of he great world powers. . Man bad built the wall and man ' xd torn down the wall. It took time arid determined effort, but at last it came down. The ancient city of Babvlon. so the istorians tell, us, was built on both banks of the splendid river Eu phrates. It was a city' of power, splendor and immense wealth. Be cause of its location and strategic point it was coveted greatly by the kings of surrounding and faraway na tions, to protect the city a great wall, 335 feet high, was erected, circling the entire city. One night, while Ilelshazzar, oldest son of King Nabu-Nigibb. - was enjoying the sumptuous banquet, the Persians, un der Darius, diverted the waters of the river from their course by means of an artificial channel, and entered the city, dry shod. The Persians brVike down the wall and threw it into the river, together with the temple of Bel, and the notable palaces of the king. What human ingenuity had erected human ingenuity tore down. The English, in the days of our colonial rebellion in 1775, had a fort at Ticonderoga. It was supposed to be impregnable. But Ethan Ellen took it in "the names of God and the continental congress." Read you-every day in the papers of young men; poor, illiterate, with scant opportunity, breaking the stone wall ot circumstances, environment and inheritance, and finding new fields for their endeavor, rising to great things. Stone walls can be beat down, circumnavigalea or tunncrcu by determined spirits who refuse to accept as unconquerable the stone wall to which they have come. You have your stone wan propo sition. It may be that you are up against it good and proper, at the vrv moment vour eve tails on Wis, What of it? Don't beat your head against it. Use your brain to over come it. ' There is an opening some where. It may be only a crack, but that rrarlr. if worked on with the mallet of purpose and the chisel of industry, the chisel well oiled with courtesy, will grow into a crevice, the crevice into a gap and through it you may go and pull through out on the other side. , Jkmnraved neonle never win bat ties, timorous hearts never strike twelve. Fearful spirits never erect towers. Fortune has no laurels for cowards. She crowns with victor heroic souls, who, in spite of difficul ti mnv -forward. ' Today, while wondering how you will overcome the stone wall in your oath, remember whatsoever numan !.,,. .iiu rrprti. human ingenuity can break down. Remember there is always a way for the one who is de termined to find the way. By MELLIFICIA August 10. Omaha women are taking an in terest in the golf play now under way at the Council Bluffs Rowing associa tion. Twenty women of the associa tion are qualifying ' for the race for the championship of the club in the women's golf tournament which will begin next Wednesday. Late in the afternoon the hardened ones comt strolling in comparing scores and fill ing out cards. Both Mrs. F. J. Des- pecher and Mrs. B. O. Bruington turned In scores of fifty for yesterday afternoon's play, a very good score, because of the difficulty of the course At the Seymour lake tournament Tuesday Mrs. E. H. Sprague made a score of forty-seven, thus winning first prize, and Mrs. Despecher won second place with a count of fifty four. W. A. Maurer of Council Bluffs has offered a beautiful silver trophy to the winner of the women's tourna ment at the Boat club. The woman who becomes the proud possessor of this cup must have her name en graved on it for three years as the winner of the club's tournament For a former cup, offered by Jr. Maurer, the women played ten years and not until Mrs. Ed Wickham had been the victor- three times did it leave its display shelf permanently. At Happy Hollow Club. Mrs. Cuthbert Vincent was hostess at the luncheon given by the Scottish Kite Woman s club at Happy Hol low today. Covers were laid for sixty guests. Mrs. Palmer hindley had luncheon for six at the club today. for Miss Catherine McClure ot Hollywood, Cat.,. Miss Ruth Purcell of Hampton, la., and Miss Helen Masten ot Kansas city, Miss seuiah Clark entertained at luncheon at Happy Hollow club today. The guests were seated at a round table ecorated with coreopsis and place cards to match. In addition to the guests of honor those present were: Florenc Jmks, Oertrud Mets. Lonlae BalUy, Elliabeth Sturtovant, Mart arath Grimmal, Dorothy Balbaoh. : Do You Know That A June bride will be Impetuous and generous, A July bride will be handsome and smart but a trifle quick tempered. A May bride will be handsome, amiable, arid likely to be happy. A January bride will be a prudent housekeeper and very good-tempered. A February bride will be a kind and affectionate wife, and tender mother. A March bride will be a frivolous chatterbox, somewhat given to quar reling. - . i mum mi inn ii MiitiMMflflMl.Wtt 1 jtr$&.4 $ w Banana Temptation - By CONSTANCE CLARKE. ing his sister, Mrs. M. Shirley. Among those who will be included in the party are: ' ' unem-a una MCHamm A. Mcttormott, I. c. Wood. ar. mill Mm. M. Shirley. Dr. Daniol Pholan. Mr. H. C. Nicholson entertained at a dinner and swimming party at Bellevue college Monday evening and Thursday evening, having reserva tions tor twenty and eight. Others who have entertained at the college during the week are Mrs. E. R. Wil son. Mrs. W. S. Gibbs, Mr. J. F. Paine, Mrs. Frank Prucka, Miss Alex ander and Mrs. T. L. Roberts. At Carter Lake Club. Wednesday evening ninety cottag ers took dinner at the club. During the evening they were entertained by the summer oirls Minstrels. Mrs. S. Rainbolt entertained twelve guests at luncheon today. Mrs. W. C. Crosby entertained at a bridge luncheon Wednseday noon. Covers were laid for eight. Lawn Party. the M. K. club entertained at a lawn party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Secord last evening, at which the following persons were present: - Mluei Eva Oraham, Sarah Whit., Carrla Glvn, HeHra. Porter Poreado. Carl Andoraon, rrana Henslo. C. P. Secord, ueaira. and lloadamea Clark Forcade, . 11. E, R. H. Bocord, Mlaaea Mary von Colllna, Kenle Bwaneon, Sarah Mottat. Meaara. B. M. Glveen, W. D. Thrane, Howard Asnew. Taylor. Pleasures Past. - Miss Arlene Aiidelfinger enter tained , the members of the Evi-So club at supper Tuesday evening at her home. Those present were: Uliaea Mhweii Gladys Dretbua, Marguerite Mohrmaa. Gertrude ftylen, Reva Grout, Helen Wlnh, Esther Rylen. Haael Johnson, In and Out of the Bee Hive. Miss Lillian Henderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Henderson, and Miss Mildred Shoberg returned home Monday from a four weeks' visit with relatives at Gothenburg, Neb. County and State W. C. T. U. Meetings , Here' Next Month Both state and county Woman's Christian Temperance union conven tions will be .entertained in Omaha next month. The county meeting will be held September 1 in a South Side church and the state meeting later in the month, probably in the First Con gregational church. Mrs. N. J. McKitrick was re-elected president of the Omaha Woman's Christian Temperance union for the fourth term at a meetinr held Wednesday at the Young Men's Christian association. Mrs. Fannie Manning, Mrs. Flora Hoffman and Mrs. Goodrich are the vice presi dents; Mrs. E. P. Sweeley, recording secretary; Mrs. W. T. Graham, cor responding secretary, and Mrs. Daisy Dunlop, treasurer. The society doubled its member ship during the last year, 300 being the present number. REY. "BILLY" SUNDAY TO SPEAKIN OMAHA Oomes to Fulfill Promise, to As sist Dry Federation in ita Campaign in State IN STATE FOB THREE DAYS Rev. William A. Sunday will b fa Omaha Sunday, August 20, for three meetings at the Muny Auditorium, under the auspices of the Dry Federa. tion. The meetings will be at 10 a. m. and 2 and 8 p. m. He will deliver his famous sermon of "Booze." . the coming of "Billy" Sunday is the fulfillment of a promise made the committee when he was conducting his meetings in Omaha that he would return and hold some meetings in Ne braska this fall to assist the Dry Fed eration in its work. He will speak at Lincoln Saturday, August 19, at the big Epworth league , pavilion and at some other points in the state, to be determined later. It is arranged to have him devote three days to meetings in Nebraska. Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Callfas have gone to Hood River, Ore., where "Billy" and "Ma" have been spending the summer on their ranch, to see that the evangelist starts in time to fill his -engagements in Nebraska. It is planned to have Mr. Sunday reach Nebraska August 17 and the commit tee is now at work arranging the other dates for meetings. If possible the teed drinks and fan cy ices this summer seem more re freshing than ever. .What cou(d,be more enjoyable than big, luscious cherries served with - frozen. ream, bananas and candied ginger. ! ,lJcel six oranges very 'thinly and put the peels in a stewpan with two cups of milk or, single cream, and one-half cup .of sugar; boil together for about ten minutes, then mix in six raw volks of rta. and atir ntrrr the fire until it thickens, but do not allow it to boil. Then strain through a fine sieve, and when cool add the strained .juice from the six oranges: pour the custard into the freezer and freeze. tc the .consistency of a batter, when ' one cup of whipped double cream should be added; then con tinue, the freezing until the custard is dry. Fill dishes with the frozen bream, and garnish the top of each with quarters of bananas, cherries and Crystallized ginger. , (Tomorrow Toast for Breakfast.) For Visiting Girls. for Miss Kutn rurcen ot Hamp ton. Ia.. Miss Kate Sherrard of Wis consin and Miss Helen Masten ot Kansas Citv a number of affairs are planned before their departure to their respective homes on f riday. next week. Friday of this week Miss Eleanor McGilton will entertain at luncheon for them and their host esses, Miss Florence Jenks and Miss Louise Bailey. Saturday a picnic to Valley is in store. I Un Monday Miss Berts fern Clark of Council Bluffs, another college X I .'1 1 . t . . . rr. I iricnur win entertain lor txicm. 1 ucs- day Miss fcthel Magney will give a luncheon at the f ontenelle tor the guests. Wednesday Miss Louise Bai ley will give a breakfast Thursday morning they will go out to the Car ter Cake club to bowl, swim and play I tennis. At the Field Club. Mrs. E. Carson Abbott entertained at luncheon at the Field club today for her sister, Miss Kathleen Carrig, of New York, who is spending the summer with her. harden tlowers were used on the table and the fa vors formed a toy menagerie. The afternoon was spent at bridge. Those present were: . Meadamea Meadames William Hunt, Prank ShotwelL Charles Burmestsr, W. H. Leary ot Katherlne LaBarth. Salt Lake City. Frank Jumper, Ulas Estaus Jensen. . j At the Country Club. Additional reservations for the Sat urday evening dinner-dance at the Country club have been made by H. W. Binder for fourteen, by A. V. Kinsler for fourteen and by W. A. C. I Johnson for eigbuc ' Wedding Announcement. J. he marriage ot Mr. Nathan simon of this city and Miss Rita Marcus of Kansas City took place there last eve ning, according to a telegram re ceived by Omaha friends. The newly married couple are expected f riday morning to make their ncme - in Umaha. -Personal Mention.' Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Perfect will leave this evening for a trip to Min neapolis, Duluth and Georgian bay. Mrs. B. A. Simon has returned from a three weeks' stay at Colfax springs. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Yonson are spending two weeks at The Inn at Lake Ukoboji. Mrs. Robert Morehead and Miss Angela Hoc tor have gone to Dun- lap, ia., tor a. two weeks visit and motor trip. ;. -. -. Miss Mane Kiley, who is traveling in the east with Mr. and Mrs. Byron Smith, spent this week in Toronto and expects to be in New York Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Young have returned from a trip to Wash ington, D. C; Atlantic City and Buf falo, N. Y. They were gone about a month. Miss Ruth Hurst of Louisville, Ky., who has been spending some time with Miss Eloise Green, will leave this evening for Chicago, where she will visit a few days before returning to her home. . Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Green and Miss Eloise will leave tomorrow evening for a motor trip through Minnesota to St. Paul. From there they will go by boat to Clinton, where they will visit some time before going to Chi cago to resume their motor trip. They will be met in Chicago and, accom panied on their return to Omaha by Mrs. Green's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed B. Beyfogle, of Louisville, Ky. ' Parties at Bellevue. Mr. E. H. Bartett will entertain at a swimming party and chicken dinner at Bellevue this evening for Dr. Dan iel Phclsn of Montreal, who is visit- Has An Hour Sale when goods are sold without Regard to Cash or Profit Always odds and ends of . regular stock left .over from seasonal selling. Every hour, starting Friday at 9 a. m. exciting sales-in various de partments. Windows filled with the goods have drawn great crowds. Looks as if the excitement and at tendance would be greater than ever this year. YOU will be ODD if you fail to be present promptly on the hour "r If Sary Gamp was alive, and in Omaha, what tales' she could tell about her friend . Mrs. Harris SHE would surely attend this sale.