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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1917.
May Qualify (or War Motoring.
Who will be the first Omaha girl
to volunteer for the ambulance driv
ers' corps, in case of war emergency?
Omaha society girls are notably ex
pert drivers, among the most familiar
figures at the wheel of their cars be
ing Misses Irene McKnight, Mona
Cowell, Margretha Grimmel, Emily
Keller, Gladys Peters, Alice Duval,
Dorothy Morton, May Engler, Char
lotte Bedwell, Bernice Whitney and
hosts of others.
r',y young society women of Chi
cago participated in a motor drive
test last week, each one of them a vol
unteer to serve her country in case
of , need in the ambulance drivers
corps. The test may be given in
Many have given up their social
duties for devotion to preparedness
measures. The debutantes and
younger women especially will wel
come the news of other means in
which they can be of service aside
from the Red Cross auxiliary work,
which means preparing surgical dress
ings and bandages and volunteering as
nurses. The latter is no longer a
matter of only sentiment and duty
it means being trained for the work
in this modern day of science.
Apropos of which the Red Cross
local committee of nurses has called
a general patriotic meeting for nurses,
Thursday at 2:30 o'clock at the
Nurses' club at 2420 Harney street.
Dr. John M. Banister of the United
States army will give a patriotic talk.
For Mrs. Cooper.
Miss Mae Engler entertained at a
kensington Tuesday in honor of her
house guest, Mrs. Frank Cooper, who
with her husband is spending the
week at the Engler home enroute
home to St. Paul, Minn, from a three
months' sojourn in New Orleans and
San Antonio, Tex. Spring flowers
formed the decorations tor the house.
A stag dinner in honor of Mr. War
ren Howard, whose marriage to miss
Ruth Gould will take place Easter
Monday, is being planned by a group
of his friends for the week-end. The
time has not been definitely set, pend
ing the arrival of out-of-town men
of the wedding party, Dr. George
Hanson, who will be the guest of Mr.
Herbert Ryan, and Mr. Clyde Barton,
who will be with Mr. Howa'rd.
A surprise stag dinner party was
given last evening at the Henshaw
hotel for Mr. Cyril Langan, whose
marriage to Miss Bernice Whitney
takes place April 16. Several infor
mal toasts were given.
Dr. Frank Conlin, who will be mar
ried to Miss Harriet Dixon of North
Platte next week, is another bride
groom to be feted by his friends this
week. A stag dinner is planned in
his honor for Saturday evening in
one of the private dining rooms at
the Fontenelle. Twenty men will
College Men's Affairs.
Beta Theta Pi fraternity will hold
its monthly luncheon at the Univer
sity club Friday at 12:15 o'clock. Mr.
Herbert yan is in charge of the
The University Mixers' club of
Creighton college will give a dancing
party at Keep's academy Tuesday
Unique announcements of the an
nual college men's dinner at the Uni
versity club Thursday evening, April
12, are out. "Opera, burlesque, vari
ety, melodrama and minstrelsy is the
gamut of entertainment provided for
this wild night of feast, fun and friv
olity," reads the announcement.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Eaton left for
Kansas City Sunday evening.
Mr. Ronald Paterson will return
Sunday from a business trip in the
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hill, jr., left
the Blackstone Monday to be at Mr.
Mrs. Lem Hill's home during their
trip to the Orient.
Mrs. E. R. Tompkins left last eve
ning for a visit with her father in
Sioux Falls, S. D.
Miss Marjorie Howland expects
Miss Mildred Bowser of Fort Wayne,
Ind., for a visit ihe end of the month.
Miss Bowser visited Miss Howland
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Foster of Lin
coln motored up Sunday for a visit
Miss Blanche Busk leaves Friday
for Harlan, la., for a visit with Miss
Mr. snd Mrs. E. L. Glover, Mrs.
A. McCourty and son, B. L. Brown, J.
H. Laucrhrcn. Mrs. Paul E. Ellis, Mr.
and Mrs. William 0. Gilbert, George
L. Alley and H. S, Walker are at the
Hotel Clark m Los Angeles.
Pink and white tulips formed the
decorations for the home ot Mrs.
Webster Mills at the' tea given in
honor of Mrs. F. D. Mills of Osceola,
Neb. Mrs. Arthur Pancoast poured
.it the tea table and Mrs. Hubert
Owen and Miss Blanche Staples as
sisted the hostess. Twenty guests
called during the afternoon to meet
Mrs. E. E. Sterricker and Mrs. B. H.
Baldwin entertained a few of their
rjends at luncheon at the Blackstone
in honor of Miss Bernice Whitney,
1 spring bride. Pink roses formed the
NEW HEAD PARLIAMENTARY
Mrs. O. A. Nickum was elected
leader of the parliamentary practice
department of the Omaha Woman's
club Tuesday, succeeding Mrs. E. E.
Stanfield. Mrs. William A. Baldwin,
Mrs. J. W. Mullen and Mrs. A. Rob
erts are assistant leaders; Mrs. F.
A. Howard, secretary-treasurer, and
Mrs. F. W. Carmichael chairman of
The annual department luncheon, to
which the oratory department has also
been invited, will be held Tuesday,
April 17, at "Cherrycroft farm," the
home of Mrs. J. W. Welch.
Mrs. W. P. Harford led the parlia
mentary practice work preceding the
centerpiece for the table. An Orpheum
party followed the luncheon.
Mrs. A. W. Gordon was hostess for
the Smith College club this afternoon
at her home when ten of the members
were present. The afternoon was
spent in making bags for the bag
sale, which will be held either this
Saturday or a week from Saturday.
Mrs. Herbert Arnstein entertained
the Wellesley club at her home, when
twenty of the member were present.
The afternoon was spent with needle
work and discussing the future work
of the club.
The Le Mars club will entertain
at a dancing party Easter Monday
at Keep's academy.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McCarthy will
have a small dinner party at the Fon
tenelle Easter Sunday.
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Walker will
entertain a party at the Orpheum
theater Monday evening and at the
Fontenelle supper-dance later
Omaha Girl, Wants
To Become War Spy
To become a girl spy for Uncle
Sam is the latest ambition of Miss
Louise Fillmore, 4422 Pierce street,
who it head of the Girls' Prepared
ness and Recruiting club here.
She says she will apply Thursday,
to secret service headquarters, and
also to the officers in charge of army
and navy recruiting, with -the idea of
getting into the military secret serv
ice, if possible.
"I believe I would make a good
spy," she says. "It would be excit
ing work, as well as important and
helpful to the country. If the author
ities will let me I would like to enlist
as a spy."
Miss Fillmore has done much good
work in helping recruiting officers in
terest young men. She also started
the girls' club, which now has nearly
fifty members. She was one of the
first young women here to volunteer
as a yeomanette in the naval reserve,
to do clerical service on land in case
of need. I
The military note must sound now
and again in the suits of this apring.
It is most effectively managed in
this youthful-looking model of olive
drab khaki, which depends entirely
on the placement of its atitched
straps and pockets for its very good
lines, The front of the coat buttons
up with jaunty severity, and the
cuffs follow suit with single-minded
simplicity. Broad straps end sudden
lyin little flap pockets, and pockets
appear again on the peplum and tuck
themselves away in the side breadths
of the simply-cut skirt. The hat
worn with this model adds a very
feminine touch. It is of black straw,
whose upturned brim is deeply
noched and edged with a narrow
band of ostrich.
Armour & Co. Give Bonuses
To All Salaried Employes
General Manager Howe of the Ar
mour plant has just received word
from J. Ogden Armour, head of the
Armour interests, to give a 5 per cent
bonus to all salaried men who receive
less than $1,850 a year. This is in
addition to the previous bonuses and
is in recognition of the high cost of
The Wreckers Are Coming
The Parisian Cloak Company's
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the put, and ao our entire stock of
Spring Coats, Suits and Dresses is to
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Mother Earth'' 's Father and Mother
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
Mere animals don't care how things
began; they are solely interested in
things as they are. But men, being
by virtue of their superior brains,
more than mere animals, want to
know all they can about the origin
and nature of everything about them.
They have their minds to feed as well
as their bodies.
This mental food is not always
solid knowledge; often it is largely
speculative, or theory, which is
knowledge in a fermentative stage
out of which, eventually good bread
will come, if the materials and pro
cesses are all right.
There is now in the taking a nev
batch of the bread of knowledge in
trusted to the astronomical oven, but
in the preparation of which geologi
cal, physical, chemical and mathema
tical hands have' had a share, and
there is great interest in the ques
tion of the quality of the loaf to be
finally turned out. In its present state
it is called "the planetesimal hypo
thesis," and it relates to he old prob
lem of the origin of the earth.
There has been much talk about
it in the last ten years or so, and
while some have enthusiastically ac
cepted it at the first taste, before even
the makers were ready to declare it
done, others have smacked their lips
in a dissatisfied way, and doubtfully
shaken their heads. Recently it has
been drawn out of the oven once more
for a test, and presented to the world
under the form of a book called "The
Origi.. of the Earth," by Thomas C.
Chamberlain, head of the department
of geology in the Chicago university,
ana the author of .he planetesimal
Certainly it would be difficult to
find a more absorbingly interesting
question than that which is con
cerned with the beginning and the
evolution of the globe to whose ex
istence we owe our own existence.
There have been various hypothesis
about this in the past, and one of
them, "the nebular hypothesis of La
place," haa for three-quarters of a
century been universally known, and
almost universally accepted as prob
ably correct, at least in its main out
lines. However, there are so.ne particu
lars in which Laplace'' hypothesis
fails to meet the requirements, al
though it would be impossible in the
space at my command to point them
out with sufficient detail to make the
discussion intelligil le. Mr. Chamber
lin shows what they are in his book.
He thinks the Lsplace loaf is not
viable, and therefore he has concocted
his own. He admits his theory is not
yet perfect, or that it is subject to
alterations snd corrections, although
he believes that it is constructed on
the right lines.
I wish it were possible for Lap
lace to reappear with his immense
genius instructed by the knowledge
that has been acquired since his day
and pass upon this substitute for his
celebrated hypothesis, Just as I should
like to ses Napoleon ride out upon
his white horse on the battle line in
Europe and try his hand in the twen
tieth century war,
Laplace's idea wsi that the sub
stance out of which the sun, earth
snd other planets were formed once
existed In the shape of a huge ro
tating nebula which gradually con
tracted and condensed, leaving off
rings, one after another, at its cir
cumference, until the principal mass
at the center became too dense for
such separation to continue. This
central mass then became the sun,
while the rinRS broke up and took the
shape of balls, or planets, circling
around the sun, which vastly out
weighed them all.
The system of rings surrounding
the planet Saturn has always been
regarded as an object lesson favor
ing Laplace's hypothesis, while a lab
oratory experience, the "Plateau Ex
periment," has been employed to
prove the possibility of a rotating
mass being transformed in the way
described. Some of the nebulae seen
with telescopes also show rings re
calling the Laplacean theory.
The planetesimal hypothesis is
much less simple in form. It is based
on a calculation of what would hap
pen if two stars, careering through
space, should make a close approach
to one another. Their gravitational
attraction upon one another would
upset their internal -quilibrium and
produce explosions or outshootiugs
of gaseous matter, which would con
dense into the "planetesimals" that
give name to the hypothesis.
These would gyrate around the
body from which they originated in
elliptical orbits, with crossing points,
where knots would be formed. These
knots, or nuclei, would grow larger
as the planetesimals fell together un
til they became planets. Their orbits,
although highly elliptic at first, would
rapidly be "wound up" until they as
sumed the slightly elliptical forms of
the actual planetary orbits. The
great number of spiral nebulae which
the heavens contain is looked upon
as a conoboration of this hypothesis,
although they, as far as we, know, are
on a vastly grander scale than that
of the one supposed to have given
birth to our sun and its system of
The odd thing about this hypothesis
is that it presupposes the accidental
meeting of two stars in order that
one ot them (or perhaps both) may
beget planets. If we call the sun the
mother star of our solar system, what
has become o. its star? One would
like to recognize him among the stel
lar host, if he be yet visible, and pay
him the filial respect due to pater
nity, however remote.
Polish Kosciusko Army
Pittsburgh, Pa., April 4. Ignace
Jan Paderewski, noted Polish pianist,
in an address here last night urged
delegates representing about 50,01)0
members of the Polish Falcons' alli
ance of the United States to form a
Kosciusko army for service under the
Stars and Stripes. A motion to per
mit such action will be considered
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T3DAY, with the cost of living higher than
most of us have ever known it, the policy of a concern
of Armour's importance in the food world becomes a matter of national
interest And rightly so. It is expedient, therefore, that to judce with true
American fairness, people should know the factn about what Armour it doing for them.
Too often, heretofore, has judgment been passed on a basil of only AatY-truths.
To true knowledge of the situation, it is neces
sary to first realize that Armour is not s producer of
raw materials. Armours sole interest in such pro
duction is to help the farmer make it greater.
The real work of Armour is to scientifically pre.
pare and efficiently market ths national yield,
Rightly done, the result speus true economy to
every American family.
On even the most superficial consideration, it be
comes obvious that the cost to Armour of doing
tl,i work must be practically without change.
And his is to. True, certain factors, such as reduced
pr di.tion, higher labor coBts, etc., do effect these
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raw materials, Armour cannot irfiuence prices.
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Law of Supply ana Demand.
This Is not statement of theory, It is a FACT.
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our fiscal year 1913-14, Armour's average selling
price of beef per hundredweight was $11.98) for
our fiscal year 1915-16. if it but $11.80. The
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hat kept pace with demand.
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