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January 3, 1917
"Come now. let us reason together."
Wherefore, therefore, should we rea
son together? Matter enough! We
are assembled on this great occasion
to discuss the principles of society.
No one denies that society has prin
ciplesgood ones, too, that are in
constant use. Why, only the other
night but that is the story. .
You see, New Year's eve fell upon
Suqday this year. That was sad, be
cause what could society do to while
away the time until midnight. Of
course, it might go to the theater,
but what does that amount to,' That
is so usual and dull, because a person
can only sit still and be entertained,
and who wants to sit still forever?
Of course society might eat, but then
no mortal can eat eternally and eat
ing gradually palls on one. Or, of
course, there s always cards, but when
you're out in public you don't sit
around playing cards anyway, not on
Everything from prayer and medi
tation to maudlin revelry had some
, flaw except dancing, and, "O tempus,
O mores," et "dolorem dictu," there
was a flaw in that, too. For who
would think of dancing on Sunday?
Wasn't that too vexatious! But there
was nothing to be done about it. Sun
day night was Sunday night, and so
society twiddled its thumbs, went to
the theater, ate and listened to the
music until the sirens began to blow
for 12. Then with the New Year "on
with the dance." The night before
being Saturday night, they had
danced wtih the Yale boys till 6
o'clock Sunday morning. But that
was different I
They do tell that Sunday is a short
day all year round. It begins at 6 in
the morning and lasts until midnight.
N'est ce pas?
5 Fraternity Men Din.
Omaha alumnae and active mem-
bers of the Everett fraternity of Ne
braska Wesleyan university gave a
W, dinner party at the University club
Tuesday evening. The fraternity
plans a new $10,000 fraternity house
r , at University Place and the Omaha
J- alumnae are back of the movement.
An active organization is to be per
4 -.fected with regular banquets and
, social functions throughout the year.
Those present were:
C. O. Davl.
. Frank Gary,
C. W. PuMum. .
B. JL Kakim,
E M. Klrkpatrlek,
Stanley H. HUB,
Harold J. Grove, .
Box Parties or Play.
Boxes have been taken for the per
formance of Sister Mary Angela's
, new play at the Krug from January
22 to 28, inclusive, with three mat
inee performances. Those who have
reservations for boxes are:
Mayor and Mrs. Jamea Dahlman,
Masara and Mesdamee.-
Tom Redmond, ,
2 .I, Hoffman,
-5 .Wltl Callahan.
' -1W. R. Malthewe,
1 Chrle Martin,
"1 Cberlea Garvty,
Catherine Nash, ,
" B. W. Dunn, '
Miaa Ella Brown.
A. w. Jerrerla,
Meadamee : '
w h W, Walah,
: Dan BuMtr,
Judge and In, Louis Plata
C Watch Parties.
The Original club was entertained
-at the home of John McCumbenat a
watch party on New Year's eve. The
r" evening was spent in dancing and
n-playing games. Those present were:
" Mr. and Mrs. J, L. Cowger.
Misses ' ,
Albert B. Noss
w Ruth Wataon
. I Edith Baooa
. - Wallace D. Craig
' Kred Bacon
I Kdwerd Hasan
,c Arthur Bauor -
e . Mis Irene Hughes gave a watch
, i party at her home New Year's eve.
'.'Christmas bells and mistletoe were
e a the decorations. The guests were;
Mr. ana Mra. Bertoo Haywortn.
' " Margaret o'Rourke
' Joeeph Mloen
" Clarenoa Holder
a Ambroaa Hughea
a Sylvoater Fangman
Week-End Dinner-Dance. . '
Saturday evening marks the first
1" week-end dinner-dance at the Black-
stone, which will be held on the eight
j floor at 7 o'clock. - The following
. reservations have been made: John
A. McShane, seventeen; Joseph Bar-
ker, sixteen; L. F. Crofoot, eighteen;
''. S. Baldrige, sixteen, and E. C.
; Twamley, twelve.
; : Event of the Day.
Miss Katherine Conrad entertained
" at the Orpheum this afternoon as a
" farewell party for a number of girts
who leave soon for their respective
t . schools. After the matinee they had
, J ... tea at the Fontenelle.
Mrs. J. H. Conrad and Mrs. E. Graff
I . chaperoned the girls. The following
I; guests were present:
rv i Helen Peyeke, Martha Gyger,
Myrtle Gilchrist, Minna Stedlnger,
Bother Oraff. - Do aWoonu Conrad,
, Marlon Brown . Dorothy Artor.
Etbat Plot, .' MargueriU Gambia.
Mrs. Charles Coutant was the guest
J " of honor today at a luncheon given
" at the Commercial club by Mrs. W.
J. Broatch, Mrs. A. H. Fuller and
S. Mrs. L. C. Gibson. The decorations
" - were in pink Killarney roses and the
i following members of the Omaha
" . Whist club, of which Mrs. Coutant
' was a member when living here, com'
prised the guest list:
L. A. Garner, .
C. K. Coutant,
FOR MEN, S5e to St.OS .
FOR WOMEN, SOe to 12.05
FADDEN A BITTNER
51 1 South 16th Strweit.
Gossip : Society Notes : Woman's Work
W. J. Broalch.
of Fort Crook,
C A. Sweet,
J. K. Morrlaon.
F. J. Flttgerald.
A. H. Fuller.
Mary I. Crotch.
W. H. Wilbur,
K. W. Ounlher,
Miss Frances Foote was hostess to
a party of friends this afternoon at
the Muse. The girls were chaper
oned by Mrs. W. K. Foote and they
had tea afterwards at Kogers. The
following comprise the guest list:
Mildred Rockwell, Marjorla Guild,
Helen Wharton. Francee Wall.
Clara MrAddamo. lrana Dyball,
Marguerite windhelm.Dorothy Canen,
Josephine Stubln, Dorothy Gray,
Katharine Foota, owendolln MrCoy.
Miss Helen Walker entertained in
formally at a luncheon today at he
Blackstone for Miss Gertrude Stout.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hadra h( nored
their father, Mr. Elkan Seligsohn. at
a family breakfast this morning, and
this evening Mrs. William Harris will
give a family dinner party before the
reception, from V until 12, .which is
in honor of Mr. Seligsohn's eightieth
Entertained at House Party.
Dr. Arthur J. UHerman of Umaha
was entertained at a house party
given by Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Abts
of Columbus. Neb., in honor of their
daughters, Misses Llare. and Mary
Abts, who arc home for the Christ
mas holidays from St. Mary-of-the-Woods
at Terre Haute, Ind.. and for
their son, Henry, and his classmate,
Mr, Fedora Chicoine of Sioux City,
la., who attend St. Marv's colletre at
St. Mary's, Kansas.
A beautiful holiday party was given
by Miss Marie Nygaard at he, home
Friday evening for Miss Grace Gib-
Uon of Red Oak, la. Miss Gibson will
be a January bride. The guests in
Francos Malloy Hanrloiu AndreaaoB,
Tlllia Slatek, Roaa Ladenburg,
Marfrata Andreason, Oran Gibson,
Grace Tucker, Hannah Peterson,
Maudla Asmuaaen, Anna Rlm.
N. II. Nysaard, F. C. Bordon,
C. S. McKaa, F. C. Nyaaard.
- Miss Gertrude Furness entertained
the Vestae Xis club at a holiday card
party at her home' last Friday eve
ning. Mis Rpse Dixon will be the
next hostess. Those present were:
' Qartrudo Furnaaa.
- Gall Furnaaa,
v Paul Boatwlok.
Jim ShannhaJl, .
. V. Kally,
The "Quien Sabe" club gave a nov
elty dancing and New Year's party at
Dundee hall Saturday evening, Mr,
Art Westergard and Mr. Iner Nelson
having charge of the affair. A con
fetti, battle was lone of the features
and the following were present:
aiaaaara. ana Meaaamea
r. L. Levlne. 1
C- h. Htarton,
C. F. Bradford, J
H. B. Oaunt. .
. C. Jensen, -
, Fannie Uladwln, '
- Helen Weateraard,
Evelyn Neal, '
Bffle Kllly, ' ;
' Meaara. ' .
.. T. Neleon,, . . .,
D. R. Bruler,
J. O. Whitney,
r. W. Knapp, i"
T). W. Rwan,
Art Weateraard, .
Al Qladwln. ' ,
Carrie Nrlaon, .
Mary Walsren, .
O. D. Wastorvard,
Carl Rwanaon, i k
D. fl. Kennedy,
A. hi. May.
Miss Marjorie and Mr. Keith
Cavers entertained at tea dansante at
the Fontenelle this afternoon at 4
o'clock. . Their
Ii ura Callaaaa of
' Meaara. .
' Tom Klnaler, ''
Dorothy Cola. .
Henry Qulnn of
Afternoon Party or Girls.
Mrs. E. Holovtchintr entertained
at a pretty games party at her home
this afternoon tor ner two nieces,
Miss Dorothy Wallace and Miss An'
nette Evans. Assisting the hostess
were Mesdames J. H. Wallace and
A. W. Evans, with little Misses Ruth
Wallace. Ellen Evans and Eltce Hoi'
ovtchiner. The guests of the after
Jean Roberta, .
Janice Henderson, '
Evening Part for Students. .
The Utopian girls of the University
of Omaha have planned a party for
all the students of the school. The
ntrainmnt will hp. ffiven Thursday
evening at 8 o clock at the home of )
miss iotue unaernitL mi mc aiumni
as well as friends of the university
have been, included in the invitations.
Entertain Prof, Blayney.
Mr. and Mts. Charles O'Neill Rich
will entertain at dinner at the Uni
versity club -Thursday evening for
Prof. Thomas .Lindsay Blayney, who
will be here to speak before the Fine
Arts society. Mrs. Rich formerly
knew Prof. Blayney and will renew
old acquaintance at that time. About
For loieiita. Inyallea end Growing Children,
. ThoOrttFoodrlek For AU Ages.
When in BOSTON StayiAt thh'
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tntlim allot m tmvni-al coaruow tt tioa. CMck bKgiR to Back Kay Station, leyw
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givta oar dork wiMa Naatariag, ,..,.,
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- BouaLi t-tO 3.00
A cm cam run, 14.00 MB. MT w , , VRID B. JONIO, t-BOMirrw ,
The elaborate embroidery design as
shown in this gorgeous wrap of pur
ple velvet is especially interesting.
Skunk fur trimming is lavishly in
troduced on the garment,, affording
ten guests will be included in the
dinner party. Friday Mrs. C. T.
Kountze. chairman of the courtesies
committee of the Fine Arts society,
wilt entertain for the lecturer.
To Honor Miss Brown.
Mrs, C. C. Belden gave a Kensing
ton at her home today in honor of
Miss Louise Brown ot Lancaster,
Wis., guest' of her sister, young Mrs.
Belden. Deen pink roses decorated
the rooms Mrs. Belden was assisted
entertaining the thirty guests by
Miss Marie Hodge, Mrs. George H.
Payne and Mrs. C. L. Sykes.
On rriday Mrs. Belden will give a
bridge party,' honoring both Miss
Brown and another Lancaster girl,
who arrives Thursday,4 Miss Caroline
Fisher. Miss Fisher will also be en
tertained at the C. R. Belden home.
x csieruay ituo ciock in mc morn
ing occurred the marriage of Miss
Frances Paradise to Mr. William Bur
nett Stevens at Trinity Cathedral,
Dean Tancock officiating. The bride
wore her traveling suit, a new spring
style in gray scotch tweed with hat
of gold braid trimmed with- green
velvet and tiny rosebuds.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevens left at 2
o'clock for Kansas City after a wed
ding breakfast at the home ot the
bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
W. li. Stevens. They will go from
Kansas Lity to Hot springs, Ark..
and from there to Monroe, La., which
will be their headquarters for" the next
Luncheon for Mra. Roome,
, Mrs. L. F, Crofoot entertained at a
charming luncheon at her home today
tor Mrs. mans Koome ot Mew iork
Litv. wno is tne guest ot Mrs. u i.
George. A fruit piece formed the
center of the table decorations, Cov
era were -laid for:
Harris Roome of
C C. George, '
George B. Prtns,
Arthur Rogers, .
H. V. Burkley,
Francee Nash, Helen Mllfsrd.
Events to Come.
Mrs. Charles George will entertain
at a luncheon tomorrow at her home
in honor Of Mrs. Harris Rome of
New York City, Miss Minn'eydale
George of Galesburg, N. Y., and Mrs.
Florence Edmundson of New York
City, when covers will be laid for
Miss Dorothy Graves will entertain
at a skating party Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rushton will
entertain at a dinner party Thursday
evening at the Blackstone when
twelve guests will be present.
Miss Carol Kuenne will entertain
a small party at dinner at her home
this evening, followed by an Or
pheum party and supper at the Fon
tenelle, for Miss Ethel Irene Piel.
Misses Hayden Visit in Omaha.
Miss Helen and Miss Clara Hay
den of Birmingham, Ala., are the
Firsts of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
lynn. Several functions have been
arranged for their entertainment, the
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OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1917.
first being a luncheon at the home
of their hostess on Thursday, at
which thirty guests will be present.
The Misses Hayden are well known
in Omaha as the daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. William Hayden, former
residents of this city. News of the
engagement of Miss Helen this fall
was of great interest to her friends
in this city.
Rockford College Club Entertains.
The Rockford college club enter
tained at luncheon at the Blackstone
yesterday the Omaha girls who now
attend Rockford college, with their
mothers and out-of-town girls who
are on their way back to school. The
girls left last evening over the Illinois
gir s irtl est evening, uvci mc jiituuie
Central. White carnations and
cissus in white baskets tied with lav'
ender ribbon were used on the table,
thus forming a color scheme of col
Covers were laid for:
t. A. Medlar.
I.. H. Korty,
W, F. Crook,
O. P. Goodman,
John R. McDonald,
J. M Alkln.
F. W. Heggblado,
Beatty of Blair,
A. W. Carpenter.
Gladya Goodman. Sarah Beare.
Florence Heggblade, Alice Redgwlck,
Helen Curtles. laabel ghukert,
F.ntd Beatty of Blair, 8tewart of Blair,
Smith of Wahoo, Helen Strelts,
Lucy Brown of Mlaa- Lillian Booth,
ourl Gertrude Alkln.
Notes of Interest.
Miss Mary Mostyn. who underwent
a serious operation on Tuesday after
noon at Lord Lister hospital; is re
ported' to be somewhat improved.
Miss Norma Parriott and Miss
Janice Sanderson of Essex, la., are
New Year's week guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Vance.
Recent arrivals from Omaha at the
Hotel Snapp in Excelsior Springs in
clude Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Manchester
and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kelley of
Miss Call e Faddis left last even
ing! to resume her studies at the Na
tional School of Domestic Science
and Art in Washington.
Miss Alice E. Shultes and Mr.
Guion Hopkins; accompanied by Mr.
J. H. Nilson and Miss Lela Mun
singer, were married by Rev. Charles
W. savidge at his residence at 3:ju
Miss Lime M. reterson, aaugnicr
of Mr. Charles Peterson of Grant,
la.; and Mr. Kenneth N. bidden ot
Klhntt. Ia.. were married bv Kev.
rherUe W Savirla-e at 6:30 Sunday.
They were accompanied by Mr. G. A.
naiDert ot .111011, ia., ana airs. nw
Fern of Omaha,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F: Gereke announce
the marriage of their daughter, Olga
M., to Mr. Orie Lee Webb of Belle
vue on Saturday last at their home
in Seward. Neb. Mf. and Mrs. Webb
will be at home in Columbus, Neb.
Stork Special. ' :
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Jay J. Singer Sunday, December 3L
Personal Mention. ;
Hon.. Horace A. Cameron is spend
ing a short time in uiicago wun
Mrs. Lebrand De Chnstien has re
turned from St. Louis, where she
spent the .holidays with her sister,
Mrs. H. J. Keipe.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steele left last
evening for Boston and New York.
Miss Nona Bridge leaves tnurs-
day for a few days' visit in Fremont,
and Miss Laura Bridge will join her
for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hascall have
returned from Lincoln, where they
spent New Year's.
Mrs. Lucretia S. Bradley, who has
been quite ill at Flower hospital, in
New York, having suffered a nervous
breakdown, is now at the home of
relatives in Chester, Conn. Mrs. Brad
ley expects to return to Omaha this
Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Conner
of Helena, Mont., are visiting Mrs.
J. E. Connor's mother, Mrs. Jo
sephine, Leitch of this city.
Departure of the School Set
Miss Myrne Gilcrist will leave to
morrow morning for Lexington, Ky
to resume her studies at Hamilton
college. . -
The Misses Mary Fuller and Hazel
Updike return this evening to Mil-
brook, N. x., wnere tney attend tne
Mr, Robert Edwards leaves this
evening for Brooklyn, Conn., where
he is attending school.
Mr. Keith Cavers leaves this eve
ning to resume his studies at Notre
Mary's mothor found her bonllT angaired
In cutttnr ud Dotatoo. "Why, Mary." Bald
the Mtontahod mother, "what ara you doing
Pausing- A moment la bar task. Mary
looked ud and replied: "I heard the man
over at the atom say that there waa money
In potatoes this year, mamma, and I was
Just looking for aome," Detroit Free
.LIVE BETTER FOR LESS-
A GOOD WIFE
helps her husband, rather than hinders him. She can
stretch the pay check by taking advantage of the hun
dreds of every-day lower prices at
THE BASKET STORES
WHILE THEY LAST .
Beet Quality Iron. . . . .lie to S0
rhnl.. Oualitv from. . . .10c to Zfl
Lemona, doeen ISc and lc
Graoe Fruit, alle t. each ..Sc
'Grape Fruit, aiaa 80, each.. 4c
Hie Boat Thai Grow"
Choice WaehiutoD Wiseeape, box, ft.TS
Fancy WaahingtoB Wineaape. boa, $146
Kitra Finer Waablngton Wineaape, per
boa, at fflj
Cboiee Rome Beauty, boa fl-JS
Fancy Rome Beauty, boa Jl-JS
Kitra Paney Rome Beauty. box....SlS
Moat atorea ale bavo eeveral yartetiee
of Colorado Apple at 1 JS, tl. aael
M a boa. Boi apple, 1 to extra on
lie US and larger.
Potatoee. Wee tern Wbtto. pk.. Te 50c
Per boebel. . . . .' M mi 1
Onioaa, No. 1 Yellow, lb le
Oniona. No. 8 Red, smaller, out Sc
Rtce, boat Jap. lOe grade, lba..ISc
(Yon cannot afford to get tbo
poorer quality when yoa ma. set
tbo but ao low. -
Oatmeal, beat bulk. SH lb, ISc
Shredded Wheat, lSe pig ..lie
Pike', Peak Macaroni. Spaghetti or
' Noodle. ' 1 S pkg.... Tc
Peanut Butter, per lb... .11c
Sugar, 10-lb. standard pkg... 70c
(This m more than 14 lbs, for Sl.) .
Lower price hi cjnantitia d east lota. It pays to main up Inrg
order. Ask about our 4 diicoant plan, Uo about tbo extra 2H
discount $25.00 oreUr. fS.00 Orders dolinrwd free Smaller
ones for Sc. -"- .,,
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
"Why is not New Year's day cele
brated and placed on the calendar at
the moment when the earth reaches
the start-finish point, December 21
(approximately), instead of putting it
ahead to January 1, when the globe
has got well started on another jour
ney around the sun?" J. W. F., Phila
delphia. We get into deep waters when we
begin to meddle with the calendar.
But if a change were to be made,
I should favor taking the spring equi
, , , -. - . t
nar-Uox instead of the winter solstiee for
the starting; ooint of the vear,
It seems to me that it should be
more logical to start the year when
all nature, in the northern hemis
phere, which must always be by far
the more populous half of the earth,
is awaking to renewed life and activ
ity, than to start it in the midst of the
dead season and in the chill of win
However, there is something to be
said in favor of beginning at the win
ter solstice (about December 21), for
then the sun is just reversing his
course and starting northward once
more. In that sense, the passing of
the winter solstitial point by the sun
marks the resurrection of the year
for us who dwell north of the equator.
But the trouble is that there is no
synchronous, or simultaneous, phe
nomenon, evident to everybody, which
serves to indicate when the solstice
is passed. For a long time the sun
comes northward with a deliberate
pace, and the nights shorten but
slowly, while the intensity of the cold
and the severity of the winter storms
continue to increase for a month or
six weeks, often extending far into
This question of the proper time for
starting the year has always bothered
mankind more or less, because it is
like trying to find the beginning of a
circle. What is a year? It is the
period of the sun's apparent revolu
tion around the earth, produced by the
earth's real revolution around the
If the earth's axis stood upright to
the ecliptic, that is, to the plane in
Do YouirKnow That
Japan owns 4,000 islands.
A shark's teeth are movable at will
and become erect at the moment the
animal is seizing its prey.
In forty years tfce sugar per capita
ot this country has increased trom
eighteen to eighty-nine pounds.
Regarded as useless only a few
years ago, the Eiffel tower has made
fans the world s wireless center.
The leaf of the Ceylon talipot palm,
which grows toUU teet in height, is
o bvmc mat it win cover twenty men,
A well-built chimney, 100 feet high,
will sway from three to four inches
1 in a high wind without any danger of
The china used for state dinners at
the White House is the famous
"Roosevelt set" This set comprises
3,000 pieces and cost fZZ.WU.
The finest leather goods are pro
duced at Chan-Chan-Foo in China.
The leather is made from lizard,
shark, dolphin and snake skins.
The inhabitants of Bethlehem de
rive a large income from the manu
facture of articles ot religious de
votion, and ornaments from mother-of-pearl.
Anatomists, to separate the bones
of a skull, sometimes fill it with small
beans and place the whole in a basin
of water. The beans swell and slowly
split the skull.
The Arabs show their friendliness
when meeting by shaking hands six or
eight times. Arabs ot distinction go
beyond this they embrace each
other several times.
A widow of Caro, a province of;
eastern Bengal, instead of wearing I
black crepe, puts on ponderous ear
rings made of solid brass, and has to
wear them the rest of her life.
Quebracho bark; one of the chief
exports of the Argentine, will tan
leather at least three times as fast
as the bark of the oak or the hem
lock. Nearly atmi!lion tons of the
wood or the dry extract are export
It is a curious fact that the fur
seal was once a land animal. The
baby seals are actually afraid of
water; they would drown if thrown
into it, and have to learn to swim by
repeated efforts. When once they
have been taught to swim, however.
they soon forget to walk.
Broome. OK 4-eeam, SOe grade. ... ,39c
Broome, Leader, S-aeam, 60e grade. .Sue
Shioola or 2-in-l Shoe Polish 7c
ISc Shinola Bom Sta ISc
Thee Pricoe Are Far Good Quality
Try Our Meats And Be Canvtaced.
Rib Boil, per lb 10c, lie
Pot Roast, per lb .lie, ISc
Round Steak, per lb ISc, 20c
Shoulder Steak, per lb ISc, 17c
Bacon Strips, by atrip, lb ISc
Bacon Backs, by strip, lb ISc
Bacon Bellies, by strip, lb. ...... . .23c
1 Bacon sc lb. more If sliced. 1
(Try it ke place of good butter)
Tip, White, best grade, lb 23c
Tip, Tinted, beet grade, lb 24c
Cash Habit, beet grade, lb ISc
Magnolia, t-lb. roll 32c
Yellow Cream Cheat, lb 28c
Criaca, can 32c, 64c, SI -28
Queen of th Tub, a large white aoap,
8 bars for 23c
White Borax Naptha. 1 ban. 25c
Rex Lye, loo can 7c
Pyramid Soap Powder. JSC pkg 17c
Dromedary Dates, lge pkg...... 12c
Prunea. S0-70 sise, lb 11c
Best Seeded Raisins, lSe pkg 11c
Elkhora Milk, can ,. .Sc and 10c
Beckon Pork and Beans, can.... 10c
: Household Topics
for New Year's
which it revolves around the sun,
there would be no difference in the
character of the year from one end to
the other. In fact, only astronomers
would be aware that there was such
a period as a year.
It would be perpetual summer in
the central belt of the globe, extend
ing far north and south of the equator
and perpetual winter around both
poles. There would be no change of
season anywhere. But, owing to the
inclination of the earth's axis, first
one hemisphere and then the other
leans toward the sun, and thus an
alteration of summer and winter con
ditions is brought about regularly be
tween the two hemispheres, and ev
erybody has a very vivid impression
of the period called a year, because
it consists of a recurring succession
The problem then, is to choose
among the seasons a proper point for
starting the year. There are only two
fundamental seasons, winter and sum
mer, spring and autumn being sim
ply transitional periods between them.
The natural points of division be
tween the summer and winter halves
of the year are the equinoxes i. e.,
the times when the sun crosses the
equator going from one hemisphere
into the other.
At what we call the spring, or
vernal equinox, the sun crosses the
equator coming northward, and from
that time springlike conditions begin
to manifest themselves in our hemi
sphere. Day and night are at this
point equal in length all over the
earth, but as soon as the equinox is
passed the northern days begin to
grow longer than the corresponding
nights. This is the time when, if 1
had the regulation of such things, I
would have the calendar year begin.
It would be in itself no novelty. The
ancient Roman year began at the
spring equinox, and its first month,
March, had the distinction, as Monini
sen points out, of being the only
one named for a god Mars. The
names of the immediately succeeding
months were very significant: Aprilis,
from a 4vord signifying to open or
sprout; Maius, from a word meaning
to grow, and Junius, from a word ex
pressing the idea of thriving.
The appropriateness of the thought
underlying all this seems so evident
that one is surprised that all civilized
peoples, in all ages, have not begun
the year at the spring equinox. One
would at least have expected it from
Every User of Milk Can Help
Keep Down the High
Cost of Milk
The bottle manufacturers have notified all milk dealers that
the price of bottles has gone up and that they cannot insure
delivery because of car shortage and other hindrances.
If we are to continue to sell milk at the present price we must
cut down the loss of bottles, which now amounts to thousands
of dollars annually. f
This can only be done with the co-operation of the house
wives in seeing to it that bottles are returned promptly. Bot- -ties
with our brand on them are always ours, no matter how
they came into your hands, and it is unlawful to buy or sell
Sometimes in the dark, early mornings our salesmen get bot
tles of other dairies, but we sort the bottles every day, and
any milk dealer can get his bottles by calling at our plant. '
If you have any of our bottles call us up and we will come
Very soon we will send out men with automobiles to collect
our bottles, and we ask for the best co-operation possible..
m The Black
Saturday Night Dinner Dances
At $2.00 Per Cover
Will Commence at 7 p. m.
Saturday, January 6th.
These dinner dances will held on the eighth
floor; tables being placed in the ball room, the
winter garden and the party rooms.
People who want assurance of the character
of the guests, the quality of food and the effi
ciency of the service, will find the Blackstone
Saturday night dinner dance a pleasant occa
sion indeed. .
Sine we cannot accommodate conveniently more than
100 eouple,, it will be well for any who wish to attend
to make reservations early, and In case parties of four
or more couples wish to have tKbles together, reserva
tions should oe mode aa far in advance as possible in
order to insur desirable loeationa.
This may be don by telephoning
is March 20
those among whom agriculture was
largely developed. But in ancient
Athens and Attica they began the
year at the summer solstice, and in
Sparta and Asia Minor at the autum
nal equinox, when the sun is just sink
ing out of the northern hemisphere'
In northern Greece, in Boeotia and at
Delphi the year began at the winter
solstice, the dead point, to which we
approximate, without hitting it, with
our New Year's day. The Romans
themselves later abandoned their own
original system, and their ofTioial year
was set to begin with January, the
first month after that containing the
winter solstice. And the world in gen
eral has followed the Romans. Good
following is often useful, but good
leadership is the admirable thing.
Acknowledged by all leading
artists and scientists as the
standard piano of the 'world.
We show a complete rang of
styles, both Grands and Up
rights, from $550 to $1,350. . '
Terms if Desired.
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