Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 27, 1917, Image 6

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THE BEE: OMAHA,' TUESDAY, itlARCH 27, 1917.
I V .March 26
It Concerted Action the Secret? -
This afternoon one more large card
party was added to the list of large
successful affairs of that ilk which
have been given at the Blackstone
this winter, when the members of the
Political Equality league of the city
of Omaha gave a benefit card party
for suffrage. Arrangements for the
party were in charge of Mrs. Thomas
Brown and Mrs. Mary Dykeman Wil
liams. The latter was instrumental
in securing a collection of handsome
prizes which were well worth the
effort put forth by the guests to ob
tain them. About 150 made reserva
tions for the card party, tea and in
teresting program of music and ad
dresses which the woman had ar
ranged. Philosophizing upon the success ot
these large card parties for their suc
cess has exceeded that of any other
form of entertainment this winter an
excellent and intelligent young woman
of your acquaintance and ours said:
"It is not the playing of bridge or
high five that draws so many women
to these large card parties. It is
merely the spirit of doing something
at the same time that a great many
others are doing something which
makes these card parties attractive.
Concerted action is the idea, just as it
is in community singing or playground
work." , ,
This is a little thought for the so
ciety madame to ponder over. Why
does she like to attend these large
card parties which are so successful
in raising funds for worthy causes? Is
it because she is altogether altruistic
and merely wishes to contribute to a
good cause? Not simply, for in that
case she might contribute to the
cause outright. Is is that the prizes
offered are beyond her power to pur
chase? No: because the prizes, are
very simple, although pretty and
worth-while. After all isn't there
something fascinating about being
among a throng of women who are
all carrying on some definite activity
at the same time that you are?
It must have been this spirit of con
certed action which contributed to
the success of the big Franco-Belgian
relief card party which was the first
of its kind last fall, or the Jewish
women's war relief card party not
long ago, which was another success,
and which instigated the card party
of this afternoon in order to secure
funds for the suffrage cause.
Lecture Plans Changed.
Madame August Mothe-Borglum
announces the postponement of the
lecture arranged to be given by Cap
tain Holleaux for members of L'Al
liance Krancaise next Sunday at the
public library, since Captain Holleaux
has been called out of town. Another
lecture will be given later on, for
which members will be notified.
Visltori Center of Gayety.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Mikesell and
their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
TerrylT, of Eaton, O., and Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Blessig; of Minneapolis
will Be the center of much social
uavetv during this week. Mrs. H. S.
Weller gave a delightful luncheon for
Mrs. Terrvll and Mrs. uiessig- at trie
Blackstone today. After luncheon
many of the party, the guests of honor
included, played bridge at Mrs. W.
M. Ciller's home for the benefit of
the Young Women's Christian asso
ciation summer camp tor girls, inis
evening Mr. and Mrs. Mikesell will
have their guests with them at the
"society night" performance at the
Orpheum. Friday evening Mr. and
Mrs. Mikesell are giving a hotel din
ner for their guests, after which the
guests will attend the Qui Vive, danc
ing party at Turpiu's Dancing acad
emy, and Saturday evening the Lee
Huffs will give a "Dutch" (upper for
them.
Kuhns Return This Week-End.
Mr. John A. Kuhn has received a
leter confirming the engagement of
his daughter, Miss Marion Kuhn, the
pretty society girl who surprised all
her friends by being wooed and won
while on a winter trio to Honolulu
in company with her mother, Hiss-
Gertrude Metz and Miss Harriet
Mack of Buffalo, N. Y and announc
ing their return to Omaha from Los
Angeles the latter part of this week.
Mrs. Kuhn and Marion stopped over
in California while the other young
women came home Saturday. Mr.
"Peck" Griffin, the man in the case,
plans to go to New York for a busi
ness trip and will either accompany
Mrs. Kuhn and his fiancee or will
stop later for a week's visit in
Omaha. Miss Harriet Mack will go
on to her home in Buffalo tomorrow
evening. Her parents will not come
west as they planned, because of thej
pressure ot Mr. Mack t business.
Wedding Cards.
Cards have been received announc
ing the aooroaching marriage of Mar.
gery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Callender Snyder, of Washington, D.
C, to Mr. David Abner Snyder. The
ceremony will take place on the eve.
mng of April 10 at St. Stephen's Eois.
copal church. Miss Snyder was born
in Omaha, her father being a member
of The Bee's staff for many years
prior to his going to Washington,
where he still represents this oaoer.
Cards have been received announc
ing the date of the wedding of Miss
Kutn oouid, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Rees Gould, to Mr. Warren
Harold Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. A. Howard, at the Church of the
Good Shepherd on Monday evening.
April 9. A reception at the home of
the bride's parents will follow the
ceremony.
Social Affairs Planned.
Mrs. Clinton Uremic will entertain
at a birthday party Wednesday aft
ernoon for her little niece. Betty
Kennedy, who will be celebrating
her fourth anniversary.
The Harmony club, which has not
been meeting for some time because
of illness 4a the families of mem
bers, will resume its parties next
Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs.
John W. Kobbins will entertain the
club.
Mrs. Robert Thompson will enter
!ain the members of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma Alumnae association at the
monthly luncheon Saturday. :
Qui Vive Dancing club will give
a party at Turpin's Dancing academy
Friday evening.
Skit Room Notes. '
Miss Nellie Wakeley, who is very ill
at her home, was reported a trifle bet
ter yesterday and was able at times
lo recognize those about her. Today
hc is in about the tame condition, a
MANAGED SUFFRAGE CARD
PARTY AT BLACKSTONE.
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slight improvement over that at the
time of her attack.
Little Barbara Burns has only a
light case of scarlet fever, but she and
her mother, Mrs. bamucl Hums, win
be quarantined for some time still.
Master Cameron Millard, who has
had the measles, and his mother, Mrs.
Ezra Millard, expect to be released
from quarantine tomorrow.
Mrs. William Kamsey, who has
been seriously ill with typhoid fever
ior mniusi UIICC 111UIUIIS 1IU SUl-
fcred a relapse last week, js now
improving.
Newt of the Wayfarers,
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Currie, Mr. and
Mrs. O. W. Dunn. Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Agnew. E. E. Rhys, W. J. Moring,
Mr, and Mrs. J. Merrt, B. L.. Brown,
C. I. Bowman, Charles O'Neill Rich,
Paterson and F. W. Smith are
among Omahans registered at the Ho
tel Uark in l.os Angeles, Cat.
Mr. J. Fuller of Las Vegas, Idaho,
is spending a few days with relatives,
enroute to New York City. '
Mr. Carl F.i Benjamin left Sunday
for Rushville, Neb., where he will re
main all week.
Mr. and Mrs. Gur rurdy leave Wed
nesday or Thursday for a visit of ten
days or two week with friends in Cin
cinnati.
Mr. Lewis 5. Reed, who has been
in the city for a short time, left Sat
urday tor Lalitornia.
Mrs. Samuel Rees, jr., is entertain
ing her grandmother, Mrs. McMillan
of Norfolk, Neb., who is enroute
from an eastern trip.
Personal Mention.
Mrs. Darwin B. Chesney, who un
derwent an operation for appendicitis
two weeks ago at the Swedish Jm
manucl hospital, has returned to her
home and is rapidly recuperating.
Among the Umaha members wno
attended the Acoth sorority banquet
in Lincoln Saturday evening were
Mrs. H. L. Rivett and the Misses
Anna Snyder and Margaret Lewis.
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity mem
bers who went to Lincoln for the
fraternity formal dancing party were
Messrs. Earl Spaulding, Guy Phil
brick, Guy Weigand and Lee Lowry.
Mr, Robert stout, who has accept
ed position in New York City,
leaves Thursday evening for the east.
Mr. Stout will be gone for at least a
year. Miss Gertrude Stout, who is in
her senior year at , Mrs. Someir.'
school, is planning to "spend her Eas
ter vacation, which begins April 5, at
her roommate's home in Chatta
nooga, Tenn
Miss Hallie Wilson spent the week
end at her home in Ashland, '
Mrs. D. A. Foote and daughter,
Miss Mildred, are planning to leave
for Pasadena April 8. ,
Mrs. Albert J. Nebe, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Ross Hyde,
has returned to her home in Detroit.
Letters Bear Appeal
. To Join the U. S. Navy
"The president needs you for the
first line defense, U. S. Navy; Stand
by your president I"
This appeal ia being printed on the
face of all mail matter being sent out
The Debutante in All Her Glory
Astrology is Superstition
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
No, in my opinion it is not possible
to read the future by the stars. Those
mighty and distant suns were not
created to watch over the insignifi
cant destinies of infinitesimal man.
But it is the planets, rather than the
stars, that the astrologers imagine to
have an influence over human affairs.
These planets are simply other
worlds, which revolve, like the earth,
around the sun. Some, like the
moon and Mercury, appear to be bar
ren balls of rock; others, like Jupiter
and Saturn, are evidently globes com
posed mostly of clouds of gas and
vapor; still others, like Venus and
Mars, may possibly bear inhabitants
on their surfaces as the earth does.
Why should any teasonable man
or woman suppose that those far-off
masses of common matter influence
the character, the adventures, the
achievements and the crimes of the
little creatures that crawl upo;i this
particular globe of ours? The asser
tion that they do so is a pure play of
fancy. There is not the slightest
scientific evidence to support it.
Historically, astrology is extremely
interesting. It has played a great
part in the development of Immni
society. Kings, warriors, statesmen,
priests, popes and even astronomers
m old times believed in it. Those
were the days when real science had
not been born, and when the ignor
ance of nature's simplest facts dis
played by the most "learned" men
exceeded the innocence of a child.
Astrology is a survival from the
age when generals, sent out with
armies to save their countries from
invasion or destruction, wasted days
and lost golden opportunities while
awaiting the reports of soothsayers
upon the omens derived from the ap-.
pearance of the entrails of animal
slain before an allar or from the di
rection of the flight of crows.
. It was one of astrology's sister
'sciences" that kept the .Spartans
waiting at home for a change of the
moon beforemarching to Marathon,
where the fortunes of Greece and of
all the western world were to be de
cided, and which left all the glory of
that day to be reaped by Athens and
its little ally, Platea.
The survival of astrology is due
principally to the deep-seated love of
mystery among mankind. The great
agents with which it pretends to deal
are located in the sky, which has al
ways been regarded as the abode of
gods and superior powers. In its ea
lier days astronomy possessed no tacts
about the stars and planets which mil
itated against the astrological idea ot
their influences.
It was a strange, dark world that
astrology and its cognate supersti
tions reigned over. But there were en
lightened minds even then which pen
etrated the mist. When you read Cac.
sar's personal history of his great
campaigns in Gaul, you hear nothing
about soothsayers, or the entrails of
victims, or the flight of cawing crows.
You hear only of sudden and desper
ate battles, of rapid and unexpected
marches, of victory upon victory, and
not a moment lost in waiting for aus
pices. Casar reformed the calendar,
but he had no use fo astrology.
On the contrary, those wonderful
lights in the sky, some of which were
seen to move about with slow and
majestic motions, now advancing, non
retreating, now drawing close togeth
er and shining for a while side by side,
as if in fateful consultai.v-n, or con
spiration, and now glaring at one .an
other from diametrically opposite
quarters of the heavens, like spirits of
celestial space watching and perhaps
contending over the fates of the help
less beings on the earth beneath them;
the menacing color of such a planet as
Mars, always associated with blood
and disaster; the golden glow of Jup
iter, suggesting wealth and good for
tune; the quick movements of Mer
cury, suddenly disappearing from the
west only to reappear in the east,
and seeming to dog the sun; the mar
velous splendor to which Venus peri
odically attains, now in the evening
and now in the morning sky; the "in
constant moon," continually chang
ing its face like a mask, and some
times esclipsed as by the shadow of
a great hand, moving invisibly across
the firmament all these things, be
fore they had been scientifically ex
plained, lent themselves naturally to
the notion that they were portents
and powers appointed to sway and
foretell the fates of men. -
And this notion had nothing ridic
ulous about it in an age when the
earth was thought to be the center of
the universe, and men were regarded
as the constant playthings, pets or
victims alternately of a multitude of
jealous, man-minded and woman
minded gods and goddesses.
You should no more believe what
an astrologer tells you the stars say
than you believe what Mother Goose
tells you the fairies say, for a sooth
saying star or planet is as much a
product of the imagination as a fairy.
SMOKED gray chiffon swirls over a rose-color
satin foundation and makes a frock which
looks like an embodiment of sunset on a
river. Silver bands outline shoulders and corsage
and fall into long sash lines ending in silver tas
sels. The chiffon floats out from under the arm
in a double cascade and fades away like a mist
where an old rose velvet flower nestles softly at
the front of the corsage.
DESIGNERS have a way of forgetting the
debutante, but Sweet-and-Twenty was
thought of most kindly in this charming
frock. The dress itself is cut with soft, babyish
fullness. The trimming is in itself quaint and it
is quaintly applied. For the bertha, the jumper
back which lengthens into a girdle and the sash
and band at the bottom of the skirt, coarse ecru
scrim is used.
by Lieutenant Waddell and his staff
of asssitants at the navy recruiting
station.
Old Glory to Fly ...
From the Highest
Spot in the City
President J. Wisler of the West
Leavenworth Improvement club states
his organization will have Old Glory
floatine at the highest point in Omaha,
which he explains is at the southeast
corner of blmwood park.
An eighty-five-foot steel pole is at
the park ready for placing into posi
tion. The flag will be 10x16 feet and
will be raised this week, probably
next Saturday.
"We will have a celebration and
will break a bottle of pop when we
christen the flag poie," said Commis
sioner Hummel.
"This flag will be seen as far as
Papillion, Elkhorn and other towns,"
added Mr, Wisler.
E. M. Morsman is Reported
To Be Much Improved
Improvement in the condition of
Edgar M. Morsman, retired Omaha
capitalist, is reported to be so en
couraging that two of his sons.
Joseph of Chicago and Frank of
Omaha, have decided not to go to
California, where the elder Mr. Mors
man was taken ill, The other sons,
Edgar, jr., and Robert, went to Cali
fornia to be with him when first news
of his sickness was received. One
of them is expected to return to
Omaha soon.
Y. W. C. A. Girls Doing Well on Fund.
Miss Clara Brewster, athletic direc
tor, reports $3,300 already secured in
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the campaign for $20,000 to purchase
a summer camp for Young Women's
Christian association girls. A mass
meeting of the 200 girls working to
raise funds will be held at the asso
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