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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1916)
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AMY WOULD SHOW
YOUTH HOW TO SHOOT
Chancellor of State University
Tells What Are Needs of
the School of Today.
TEACHERS GIVE IDEAS
"If I had a son of my own," said
Chancellor Samuel Avery of the Uni
versity of Nebraska, in addressing the
convention of the Nebraska State
Teachers' association this morning at
the Auditorium, "I should wish him
among other things to learn during
his school period, following some
what the sentiments of the ancient
Persians, 'To speak the truth, to obey
orders and to shoot straight.' "
The chancellor explained that there
is much difference of opinion as to
what extent the American school
should give the future citizens an
elementary knowledge of military
science, or to what extent they should
actually train the boy in the arts of
:' war, but declared this would be his
personal wish for his son, if he had
"The American schools have felt
the need of a greater national life,"
he said., "In a word, we have all
come to feel that the melting pot
' should be heated a little hotter and
stirred more vigorously. We Jiave all
been profoundly regretful that Amer
icans citizens should become violent
partisans on one side or the other
of the great European conflict." .
Where Schools Fail.
. . Touching the national defense sit
uation, he said: "Even the problem
of national defense falls ultimately
for solution upon the schools."
The chancellor's subject was "Edu
cational Tendencies' . -
"The discussion of what to teach
and why is endless," he added. "The
things which are intensely a matter
of bread and butter today may become
purely cultural in the next generation,
and obsolete in the third. We see this
progress in many human institutions
;, with which we have to deal, Archi
tects tell as that marble columns were
suggested by the sight of trees
stripped of the bark and used to sup
port primitive buildings,
"So it is in education. Education
is at first somewhat unconsciously
- practical, then more or less traditional
and then a revolt follows to make it
consciously practical. We are in the
third stage today. The trend of edu
cation is more or less toward the con
sciously practical; perhaps I should
say toward the obviously practical.
Against the studies which do not
seem justified by the experience of
modern life, both youth and age re
: bel." - ' . '
The speaker declared that Prescott,
the historian, and Lowell, the poet,
has both been failures at learning
mathematics, but had succeeded in
developing their special genius in
spite of the stiff curriculum in the
schools of their day.' ,
To Train Girls. ' !
Mary S. Woolman of Boston, mem
ber of the executive committee of
, the National Society for the Promo
tion of Industrial Education! spoke
o the training of girls and women'
for the trades and Industries. She
? (Jilted out that there are today
,000,000 women in the trades and in
dustries, and she pointed to the great
work women are doing in Europe to
day. . "They are running hospitals,"
she said, and driving ambulances,
working long hours and showing
themselves to be capable of things
we have thought them physically un
til to accomplish."
She declared that in general econo-
mie pressure had called woman from
. th homes to the market, and that
thjre is little reason to expect any
lessening of thia condition. Important
iii.lustries require the skill and deft
ness which women can give.
Women Needed in Industries.
'It ha been shown that women
are needed in industry, and yet one
hears continually that the training of
thfm for it ia not a serious necessity.
With this I wish to take issue. The
Influence of the dull, unskilled and
underpaid task of the untrained girl
worker, the blight of over-fatigue, and
the natural impulse of youth to go
the extreme of excitement as a relief,
ire a menace to our future."
She recommended industrial courses
in the schools and evening schools
' for the older workers, who are unable
to leave their jobs now to take day
1 courses.' -.u i '
Ear! -Barnes of Philadelphia quoted
figures to the teachers to prove this
is not and never will be a young man's
world as it has at times been said to
be. . "To do great things one must
atudy and be prepared, and it takes
time to prepare," he said. "The only
people who attain greatness exclu
sively in youth are base ball pitchers
and pugilists, also a few of the lyric
, writer, such as Shelley and Keats."
The speaker named a lot of noted
men who attained greatness and lead
ership in the latter years of their
lives. He pointed out in this con-
, nection Joefire, Lord Fisher, Von
Hindenburg, Mackensen, who are all
past 60 or past 70. He said that
Chailcs Elliott, the distinguished
school man's, most radical and noted
books were published after he was
70. He showed by figures that the
age m life when one-third of the
world's great things had been done
is between 60 and 70. ; ,
: Agee of Man. -.
Of 400 great men whose names
were listed, he show that 4 per cent
had attained greatness under 40 years
of age; 10 per cent between 40 and 50
yer of age; 24 per cent between SO
J'0; 35 P cent between 60 and
, 70; 21 per cent between 70 and 80; 6
per cent between 80 and 90.
The resolutions of the association
were ; adopted at the close of the
morning session without a fight on a
single point recommended by the
:ommittee, consisting of H. K. Wolfe
A H. Waterhouse, C. A. Fullmer. H.
H. Hahn, Sarah V. Taylor and At
In the resolutions the association
. recommended to every teacher the
itudy of the educational creed of Dr.
jonn Dewey; declared in favor of
greatly increased appropriations for
, :he schools for the deaf and blind and
iirainst the nnlitir.l vv;a;,..i. .l..
t -nay render expert instructors in
ibese school insecure in their tenure:
favors more complete recognition for
the technical and professional char
acter of normal schools, and to this
end urged greater appropriations to
iiiaxc increases salaries possible to
the heads of departments in the state
normal schools; declared in favor of
having the state assume a consider
able share of the burden of supporting
high schools, so that every child in
Nebraska should have free access to
a four-year high school without bur
dening his home district; favored a
requirement for a teacher equivalent
to a four-year high school course at
least; deplored the wide circulation
of a report of the Russell Sage
Foundation to the effect that Ne
braska has dropped down to twenti'
tth among the states in the union
educationally; wished the statement
either confirmed or denied by an in
'restigation; and declared for revised
tpelling as adopted by the National
Better Films Will"
Be Urged Before
The Woman's Club
"Better films for children" is the
slogan of Miss Mary Gray Peck, who
speaks at the Omaha Woman's club
Monday afternoon. Miss Peck repre
sents the "Better Films" committee
of the General Federation of
Woman s Clubs and has been touring
the country to promote this work.
She was formerly chairman of the
drama section for the big woman's
Uub women, parents and teachers
all over the United States have been
addressed by Miss Peck. While bet
ter films in general is the aim, special
Srograms for children are urged by
Saturday morning orosrams for
Omaha children is the plan of the
Woman's club education committee,
headed by Mrs. W. S. Knight, who is
bringing Miss Peck to Omaha. "Bet
ter films" was the recommendation of
Mrs. E. M. Syfert. the president, in
her annual address at the opening of
the club season.
Chases Wife With
Butcher Knife and
Then Takes Poison
James Cottrell. 2610 D street. South
Side, chased his wife out of the house
with a butcher knife and later, as
Deputies Hogan ' and Flynn were
about to place him under arrest,
calmly swallowed arsenic. Prompt ap
plication of the stomach pump and
the use of powerful emetics will prob;
ably save Cottrell's life.
Thursday Mrs. Cottrell filed
charges against her husband and the
county attorney straightway detailed
the deputies to get him. As they
neared the home Friday, Mrs. Cottrell
ran screaming out of the house. Cot
trell followed, flourishing the butcher
knife. As he saw the officers Cottrell
pulled from his pants' pocket a folded
paper and quickly swallowed the con
tents. ' -
Mrs. Cottrell savs her husband
often threatened to kilt himself and
Clearing House for '
Puppy Love Closing
The campaign waged bv the oost-
office to cut down the number of
general delivery letter has already
resulted in a reduction of 50 per cent,
according to Postmaster Fanning.
Person who have been in the habit
of having their mail sent to the gen
eral delivery office for years have
been notified that they must have
their correspondence addressed to
their , homes or place of business.
Failure to comply with this reauest
is met by the postoffice officials with
returning the man to the sender or
drad-heading it to the dead letter
office at Washington.
J ne new ruling is aimed at the
young people who have beeri using
the department to correspond with
one another without the consent or
knowledge of their parents.
Peace Doesn't Live v
In Sullivan Home
After many years of married life
the household of Patrick and Bridget
became a troubled one, according to
divorce proceedings started by the
latter. Bridget Sullivan wants a di
vorce from Patrick Sullivan on
grounds of cruelty. She charge that
Pat threatened her with a razor and
with a revolver. i -
Nonsupport is charged by two
spouses in petitions for divorce filed
with the clerk of the district court
Lillie Williams would be freed from
Charles E, Williams. ,
May Blanchard is the plaintiff in a
suit brought against Thomas Blanch
ard. D. A, R, Gives Flag
To Riverview Home
The Major Isaac Sadler chapter
of the Daughters of .the American""
Revolution Dresented a wool huntiti
flag to the Riverview detention home
at 2:30. Not even the government
now uses wool in the manufacture
of flags. Its size is six by eight feet.
un oenan ot tne cnapter Mrs. Wil
liam Archibald Smith told of the
evolution of the flag. Miss Ruth
Ganson sang "Your Flag and My
Flag," and, for the Home, Superin
tendent Thompsen accepted the flag.
Former Omaha Woman
Dies On Governor's Island
Omaha friends have just learned of
the death of Mrs. Caroline Mantarom.
ery Thompson, who made her home
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wiiii iter uauifmrr anu major .ari
F. Hartmann, when Major Hartmann
was stationed at Fort Omaha. Mrs.
Thompson, with her daughter, Mrs.
Hartmann, was prominent in the so
cial life of Omaha and gave untiring
service in the days following the tor
nado. She was an active member of
Trinity cathedral and a frequent dele
gate to the Daughters of Americtn
Revolution conferences at Washing
ton. Funeral service for Mrs. Thomp
son were held from the chapel of St.
Cornelius the Centurion on Gover
nor' Island in New York harbor,
where Major Hartmann is now it.
command. Another daughter, Mrs.
Perry Tiffany of Paris, survives.
Dr. Klac'i !f.w Ufa Pltti. ' :
Roular kowrt movnnt Is nnnltil to
rour bulla. Tkt Dr. Klnra N.w Uf.
Pllli and have a Salty iMTtmniL tta ah
Srusvisia. A4vriiMmat. . -
A Host of Splendid Bargains in Woman's
extra large size Uoats, at
More New Afternoon
Dresses, Just Received,
for Saturday; Nobby
Serges, Saturday, at
$12.50, $15.00, $19.50
New Silk Dresses, many
styles, special showing,
at $25, $35 and $45.
Three Remarkable Coat Specials
$12.50 Heavy Coats I $17.50 Coats, Saturday, I 300
New Heavy Coats, in plain col
ors, plaids and -shadow stripes,
in all the newest styles and ma
terials; large storm collars;
plush trimmed, belted or loose
backs; women's and misses'
sizes; regular "7 Qf
$12. B0 values, Sat,,T fD
lA Off on Any Trimmed Hat
., '.The original price tickets remain on all bats, and one
win De deducted at the time
Special Values in
Great Sale Untrimmed Hats)
Children' HaU Suitable for all
ages. Values to
New Coats, New Dresses, New Suits, New Blouses
Just received from our New York buyer, will be placed on tale at prices which set a
value giving in November sales. You can't afford to miss
Hundreds of Handsome New Coats SJZ-
day; garments made to sell at $27.50
the season's most popular materials;
ELEGANT NEW COATS
$50 and $55, d aw C(
all exclusive D U fill O tf
in fine velours,
velvets, baifin plushes,
etc., beautifully fur
trimmed, on sale at. . .
and Misses' Suits
Saturday we will place on sale all of our fine lin
geries voiles, organdies and batiste Blouses; hand
embroidered and trimmed in real laces; all sizes;
values to $12.50, Saturday in one big (TO Qg
A big line of Blouses, in crepe de chines, georgette
crepes, pussy willow taffetas and radiums; all sizes
values to $12.50, Saturday in
Wool plush, heavy plaids and
mixtures; some with the popu
lar beaver cloth trimming; nifty'
styles, (n all the latest colors
and materials ; an elegant lot of
classy coats, made to sell to
$17.60, special MO CA
Saturday. . . J 1 afi.UU
of purchase. '
The variety is unusually attractive,
both in materials and styles. Every trim
med hat is (included in this sale. There
are black hats, white hats, colored hats,
gold and silver lace hats, fur trimmed
hats, etc. No two hats alike.
$12.00 Hats at $9.00
$10.00 Hats at $7.50
$7.50 Hats at $5.62
$5.00 Hats at $3.75
NO LAY-BY'S OR C. O. D.'s WILL BE MADE
Women's Pure Thread Silk Hose, in
plain and fancy colors; regular and
$1 ,nd $1.50
special. , . , , (Pi and
Women's Fibre Silk Hose, in black,
white and colors; 69c qual- "Q
ity, special "C
Women's Silk and Wool and Fine
Cashmere Hose? regular QQ.
and out sites, $1.25 values, 70C
Women's Wool Hose, in black and
gray; plain and heavy qc
ribbed, special.; OOC
Three pairs for $1.00
Women's Burson fashioned Hose
in cotton and fleece lined; regular
and out aizes; 35c qual- or
ity, for , . 40C
Children's Cashmere and Fleeced
Hose, pr 25 and 35
Infants' Cashmere Hose, black,
..).;,. ..J -n i r .
Through a special purchase
'i we put on sale Saturday 18
dozen fine quality . dress
shapes, worth to $3.50.
Large sailors, roll-brims,
'some roll-sides and turned-up-in-back;
made of velvet
and plush ; all col
ors; plenty black,
while they last. .
Prices Combine in
and $30.00. Clever new styles, in
all sizes, including a big line of
A magnificent showing of Fine Coat in salts plushes,
wool velours, fine meltons, bolivia cloths and novelties,
in the classiest new, full flare and belted models; many
fur trimmed. Truly remarkable values at Saturday's
HIGH-CLASS SAMPLE SUITS
Made to sell to $59.00, in
rich velvets and the sea-
son's most wanted weaves,
in wool materials; scarcely
any two alike; all beauties;
that sold at $18.50 and $20.00;
broken lines from regular stock. To
one big . CC AO
Ages 2 to 6 and 6 to 14, in
chinchilla, corduroy, astrackan
and heavy cloakings; full lined,
high storm collars; all colors;
on sale Saturday in three lots,
$5.00, $3.98 AO nn
- fourth ;'
: Second Floor
$3.00 and $3.50 Corsets, in pink or
white elastic; just what you want for
house or athletic wear; also plain and
fancy material in medium bust, long
skirts; all sises, special, at'. . . . .$1.49
See our Misses' Corsets, in low bust,
short skirts; something for growing
girls; all sites, at , .$1.00
Brassiere and Bandlet, in pink or
white; faiten front or back; lace or
embroidery trimmed, at 50c and $1
UdltV A1I-woI Whltt BwMtfri, illvhtlr
oiled; valuei to f.9H; Norfolk and othr
tylti. Saturday, at... 3-5Q
Boys' Sweater, In Card, and fray, at I1J0
Es-ke-mo. Set, icarf and cap combination, in
Card.. Rose, Copn., and rainy o her o or ,
mt SI .50
Huff-Me-TivhU, tn all !or; nice tn we-r
tne iioute or uatier awrap, fi.Tl m 9mJ
November Sales Here Saturd
69c Roman Stripe, 7-inch.
69c Moire, all colors, 6 -inch . . .
49c Satin Stripe, 7-inch
39c Fancy Stripe Taffeta, 6-inch.
30c Taffeta, alt colors, 6-inch. . . .
46c Black Moire, 8-inch
$1.00 Floral Design, 8-inch
Remnants of Baby Ribbon, 6-yds
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Pleasing Specials Saturday in Women's and)
Children s Winter Underwear
Ladies' silk and lisle, silk and wool, all wool
flesh and white Union Suits, worth to $5.00, any
vyie, .,,...,.... ...... S2.50 and J3.BO
Ladies' heavy fleece or medium weight cotton,
worth to S2.00i.low; or high neck, any style
t 50c and 98c
Ladies' All Wool or Silk and Wool Vests and
Pants, in scarlet and gray, worth 1.75, at $1.23
Ladies' Medium Fall Weiorht Union Suit, fcnpo
icnguis, in iiesn ana wniie, at. . . . ,
Ladies' Heavy Quality Outing Flan
nei uowns, in.
t.... 4C ad
Italian Silk Vests and
Dainty Silk, Satin and Crepe de
Chine Boudoir Caps; regu- . in
lar $1.00 values, at. tlC
Children's Heavy Outing
Gowns and Sleepers, at. .
Women's Guaranteed Washable Kid
Gloves, the kind that wash perfect,
in beautiful contrast stitching, per
r . $1.19 to $2.50
Women's , Lamb Skin and Cape
moves, in all colors and sizes, spe
cial, per on.
Specials in Neckwear
We are showing a com
plete line of Neckwear in all
the new shapes.
Collar and Cuff Sets, also
separate Collars, in georg
ette, broadcloth, Swiss and
organdy. A very good line
to select from. Special for
Saturday, at. . . .. . S1.50
75c Collars, 25c
Organdy and Swiss Collars in all
styles; deep back, square and
shawl collars; worth up to. 75c.
Sale price, each.. 25
$1.00 Collars, 50c
Flannel, Organdy and Silk Collars,
lace trimmed and embroidered.
Many pretty styles to select from.
Regular price $1.00. Saturday
Vestecs in georgette and organdy,
with the deep collar. Each, 81.35
It Pays - Try
16 If DODGE -DjD
A Rousing Shoe Sale
Saturday we put on sale 606
pairs of Men's Shoes, in- gun
metal, blucher or button,1 in
Goodyear welt soles. Shoes
that are dependable
Worth $4. Sale price .
Queen Quality Shoes
in lace or buttonj
made of the best aoajt
kid, in all kid or
a fine importecfbla&ff"
Krieder's Boys' Shoes, in button or blucher.
A shoe bound to give satis- An J? A
Misses' and Childs' Good School Shoes, in
button or lace kid or gun a -i m H
Sole Shoes with spring heels!
lace or button ; kid, gun metal or Q C J
natent. Special OOG
Slippers, for men or
Queen Quality Shoes for Women!
.nil rV.fr CVi nnn An Man .
Children's Wool Union
Suits, up from
Children's Union Suits, heavy
medium fleece, 2 to 16,
Children's Jersey A ft 7 C
Knit Skirts, at. . lC ID
Children's heavy or medium
vests and rants, all sizes,
Women's & Child
Our stocks of imported anj
nmencan maue giuvcs are con
plete, notwithstanding the moj
auiicuu. cunauiuns. .
Women's Eeal French Kid Glotaei
in plain and fancy embroidered
backs, in all wanted colors, per
T. $1.50 to $2.5C
Children's Lined Kid Gloves and
Mitts, in a variety of styles; alsd
Women's Lined Kid Mitts, CQJ
per pair Oi7C
Children's Wool Gloves and Mitts;
all colors and sites, per or
pair, at : COC
A good assortment of Stock Collars
in plain net, Chantllly and Arabian
lace. Special, each, 82.50, 82.75
Flannel, Georgette, Crepe de Chine
and Broadaloth Collars, in white an!
black stitching; worth up to $2.76
Sale price, each Sl.25
Feather Boas, in white and blacit and
white, 82.00 up to S3.98
Maribou throws, in all the I new
shades, each 82.08 up to $6.98
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