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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLVI NO. 32.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 31. 1916.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Buffalo Belle Coming to Omaha as Bride
Calendar of Club Doings
South Omaha Woman's club, literature depart
ment. Library hall, 2:30 p. rti.
Business Women's council, luncheon and
praver meeting, court house, 11 to J p. m.
Business Women's club, V. W. C. A., 0:15 p. ni.
Neighborhood Bible class leaders, V. M. C. A.,
2:30 p. in.
.Smith College club. Mrs. A. V. Gordon, host
ess. .1 p. in.
Dundee Woman's club, Mrs. John 0. etser,
hostess, 2:30 p. m.
Miller Park Mothers' circle, Mrs. J. X. Hanson,
hostess. 2:30 p. m.
Omaha Woman's l'ress club, annual meeting.
Hotel Fontenclle, 4 p. m.
Omaha Society of Fine Arts, lecture by T.
Lindsev Hlayney, Hotel Fontenellc, 3:45 p. ni.
Benson Woman's club, Benson city hall, 2:30
Omaha Story Tellers' league, Mrs. Emma
Rosicky, hostess. 3 p. m.
W. C. T. U., South Side union, Mrs. Howard
Vore, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
V. E. O. sisterhood. Chapter E, Mrs. Charles H.
Thatcher, hostess, 2 p. in.
J. F. W. club, Mrs. Otto Showers, hostess,
2:30 p. ni. v
Ladies of G. A. R., Garfield circle, Memorial
hall, 8 p. m.
Omaha Society of Fine Arts, Hotel Fontenclle,
3:45 p. m.
Dorcas club, Mrs. E. H. Jorgenson, hestess,
2:30 p. m. 1
W. C. T. U, Benson union, Mrs. E. J. Whistler,
hostess, 2:30 p. ni.
Society of American Widows, 206 Crounse
block, 8 p. m.
P. E. O. sisterhood, chapter M, Mrs. F. A.
Cressey, hostess, 2:30 p. m.
HOLIDAY festivities will not yet have
ceased when the "culture bug" will be re
in stater) in popular favor. Not only that,
but the insectum cultum will be in several
instances the means of raising funds both '
for European war sufferers as well as for
a local enterprise, the erection of a suitable memorial
to Nebraska's early history.
January is indeed flooded with lecture dates. Dr.
T. Lindscy Blayney of Rice institute, Houston, Tex.,
lecturing for the Omaha Society of Fine Arts, opeus
the series with two talks, Thursday and Friday of
this week. "Art Ideals of the East Japan." amf
"Social Forces of the Florentine Renaissance" are
the subjects he will discuss at the Hotel Fontenclle
at 3:45 o'clock each afternoon. Dr. Blayney is a
Kentuckian educated in Germany and has spent ten
years of his life in Europe and the Orient. He was
"American Otto Kahn Fellow to the Orient" and
has been this country's representative at interna
tional meetings of fine arts' associations held in
Vienna, Berlin and London.
His lecture on "Social Forces in the Florentine
Renaissance" is entirely different from the usual
lectures upon similar subjects. This lecture was
prepared with the intention of giving men especially
a higher appreciation of the importance of the his
tory of fine arts in their relation to a serious liberal
education. Dr. Blayney has been vice president of
the American Federation of Arts. He wis recently
asked to be one of the five official lecturers for
the Archaeological Institute of America. He is
president of the Houston Society of Fine Arts.
Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet, philosopher,
author and lecturer, and far-famed winner of the
Nobel prize for literature in 1913, speaks on "The
Cult of Nationalism" Friday evening at the Bran
deis theater. The Hindu mystic will also read, or
rather chant, some of his own poems. This is
Tagore's first lecture in Omaha and, if his managers
are to be credited, the only opportunity to hear him,'
as he returns to his own country shortly.
The Drama league sponsors the next lecturer,
one who last year was introduced to Omaha by the
Fine Arts society. He is 1. B. Stoughton Holborn,
M. A., F. R. G. S., lecturer, artist and author, who
will speak at the Blackstone hotel on Thursday.
January 1 1 at 4 o'clock. "The Greek and Modern
Theater" is his topic. Mr. Holborn is from Mertou
college. Oxford university. England, and is said
to be "unquestionably the greatest art lecturer in
the world today." As a staff lecturer for the three
great English universities of Oxford. Cambridge
and London he for fourteen years attracted the
largest university extension audiences ever assem
bled in Great Britain.
Mr. Holborn is artistically alive to his linger
tip. His lectures arc a veritable literary and artistic
least. He has a keen sense of humor, and a playful
wit. with all a fascinating manner which holds his
audiences from start to finish.
A series of four talks on England and France in
relation to the great war. together with talks on
Cleopatra and her children, will lie given by the
noted Roman lecturer. S. Richard Fuller of Boston,
who conies to the Blackstone January 11, with Mrs.
Fuller. The Fuller lectures arc to be given in the
homes of prominent Omaha matrons and whatever
money is contributed after the lectures will be (or
warded to the widowed and fatherless of France.
Mrs. Louis C. Nash will Dc hostesi (or the first
lecture, which will he Friday. January 12, probably
in the evening. Mrs. Harry Doorly ripens her home
lor the second talk. Sunday afternoon, January 14:
Mrs. Floyd Smith, the next afternoon, and "Mrs.
''.. W. Dixon, for the final lecture, Wednesday eve
ning. January 17.
John Cowper 1'owys is the fourth lecturer of in
ternational prominence to appear in Omaha with
the advent of the new year. Major Isaac Sadler
chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, is
bringing Powys for two talks, one Monday, January
15, at the Boyd theater, and the second a week later,
the proceeds of which will help swell the fund to
erect a statue to Governor T. ',. Cuming, the first
icrritorial governor of Nebraska. The hope is that
enough money may be raised so that one of the
Horglums may be commissioned to execute the
work. I'owys has spoken in Omaha under the aus
pices of the Fine Arts society and the assar club
in the past.
"Social I'nrest and its Kthical Significance," a
lecture by Jay William Hudson of the L'niversitv of
Missouri on January 19, and a reading of his own
poems by John Neihardt of Bancroft. Neb., on Jan
uary 26, both arranged by the Fine Arts societv,
complete the lecture calendar for the coming month.
Miss Norma Mack, Well Known Throughout the
Country, Will Wed Philip Metz and Live Here
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Lynii-Switler wedding at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren
At home after 4 u'clork. Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Tea for Miss Ethel Irene I'icl. Mrs. W. A.
Evening affair for Miss Emily Burke. Mrs. E.
L. Murkc. Jiostess.
Skating party, Miss Mary Megeati, hostess.
At home from 3 to 9, Rev. and Mrs. Oliver
Monthly Dinner club entertained by Mr, and
Mrs. Paul Hern.
Musicale by Linen circle ot St. Mary's Avenue
Congregational church, Mrs. W. H. Bucholz,
I .unehcon at Omaha club for I iss Klsic Storz.
Mrs. E. A. Higgins, hostess.
Luncheon for school set. Miss Irene Dyball,
Nockfurd College club luncheon at Blackstone.
Stevens-Paradise wedding at Trinity cathedral.
Luncheon for Mrs. C. K. Cotitaut of Chicago,
Mesdaines A. !". Fuller, W. J. Broach and
L. C. Gibson, hostesses.
Orpheum parly and tea. at Fontepellc, Miss
Catherine I onrad. hostess.
Breakfast for Mr. E. Seligsohu, given by his
daughter. Mrs. Fred S. Hadra.
Dinner and reception for Mr. Seligsohu at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Harris.
Original Cooking club, Mrs. Ward Burgess,
Luncheon at Rlackstonc for Mrs. C. K. Coutant,
Mrs. G. E. Haverstick, hostess.
Amateur Musical club, Mr. A. T. Root, hostess.
Friday Night Dancing club at Druid hall.
First of series of weekly dances at Blackstone.
THIS is the last Sunday chat that Mellifieia
will have with you before the New Year.
What shall the topic he? There is so
much that might he said, so much that
should be said, and yet so little that can
be said. If I were a business man instead
of a bee, at this time of the year I should be taking:
stock, making an inventoVy, summing up losses and
gains of the last year. But what figures in black
and, white have 1? What itemiied statements of
every transaction of the social world? And how shall
I venture to draw from my memory a summary -of
the social happening) which are now history.
Since it would be. an unpardonable sin if I neg
lected one of them, what shall I do? ' ,
The first event entered on the 1916 calendar was,
the tea given by Mrs. R. S. Hall for her daughters
Miss Dorothy and Miss Janet Hall. Strange enough
and yet not strange, because New Year's day is
the day for teas, and "sich" the first event en
tered on the social calendar for 1917 is the tea
which Mrs. W. A. Piel is giving for her daughter,
Miss Ethel Irene, who is home from National Park
seminary. Between these two teas all sort of thing)
To my notion the weddings are always the most
interesting, because they involve more people and
events and they are larger and more unusual. We
have had a series of beautiful weddings' this year.
I atest of all and freshest in the mind is that of Miss
Eleanor Mackay and Mr. Austin Gailey last Wednes
day. It was such a happy wedding, partly because
It was holiday time and largely because the young
people themselves were so happy. The bride was
blushing and radiant as any story-book .and the
bridegroom was equally radiant.
Then there was the Caldwell-Vinsonhaler wed
ding, an event so recent that the young people have
just returned from their wedding trip to be in
Omaha for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. John Hugus
Caldwell are now ensconced in their apartment at
the Adelaide. For the holidays a Jojie bride came
back to Omaha. Mrs. Robert Forgan of Chicago,
nee Miss Elizabeth Congdon. came 'to attend the
family reunion at the home of her parents, Mr, and
Mrs. Isaac Edward Congdon.
The two brides of Ak-Sar-Rcn time arc now
settled in other cities. Mrs. Wajter Scott Penfield,
who was Miss Lucilc Bacon, is enjoying Washington
society life. Mrs. Penfield was a most "bridy" bride.
Mrs. Elias Vail of Poughkcepsie, N. Y.; formerly
Miss Alice Jaquith, was the other bride of that week.
Ak-Sar-Ben was a brilliant time to be remembered
this year. Two society weddings, two balls having
for their features the coronation of a king and
queen and a novel masquerade, the visit of the presi
dent, together with the countless other jollifications
that accompany the carnival season, were all rolled
Brides and more brides there was Miss Harriet
Metz, whose marriage to Mr. Will Schnorr took
place at the. beginning of summer. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Daugherty. who were members of the Gailcy
Mackay wedding party, were married in the spring.
Miss Helen Epeneter. now Mrs. Albert Busch. was-"
a bride of the summer. That wedding shared the
romance of the summer with its dim and shaded
lights and the subdued music of the big organ.
This summary must have one of the qualities
required in good literature suggestiveness for
there were so many more pretty weddings and bridal
affairs grouped around them that their story would
fill a volume. About these weddings center all the
events of the social year that is closing; not that
they have direct connection, but that the times are
New Year's day will see the usual round of calls
lor teas and "at homes." according to the good old
custom. On that day, too, will oijcur the marriage
of the daughter of one of Omaha's oldest families
lo an eastern man. Miss Alice Switzler will become,
the bride of Mr. John Daniel Lynn of Boston at 7:30
o'clock in the evening. The service wilt 'be per
formed in tjjc presence of a few intimate friends and
relatives at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Switzler. This was a truly romantic
love affair, Miss Switzler having met Mr. Lynn
while she was in charge of an exhibit at the San
Francisco exposition. Their chance friendship
reached this happy culmination.
Society in all the cities this year is saving "On
with the skates," as well as "On with the dance."
Miss Mary Megeath, the ruling Ak-Sar-Ben queen,
will have a skating party on her tennis court skating
rink tomorrow evening if Old Boreas does not in
terfere with her plans. An event of the near future
to society will be the loss of its queen, for she goes
to New York this week to perfect her knowledge f
the languages at Miss Hartman's school.
In four or five days we will sec the exodus of
the school folk, whose arrival two weeks ago was
so extensively chronicled. After their departure so
ciety will settle down to its round of bridge and
less exciting occupations, with a great deal of in
tellectual fare on the boards for those who wish to
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