Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 06, 1917, Image 8

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Early Season Dance Dress
'Need Fixed System for Pronunciation of English
Record of Bridal Journey.
From Mr. Philip Metz, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Metz of this city,
who with his bride is on his wedding
journey to Japan, comes the most
interesting and complete letters that
ever a bridal pair sent back to the
friends at home. The journey begins
at the time of their arrival in Van
couver, from which city they sailed
on the Empress of Russia for the
east January 26.
The rumor of a German raider in
the Pacific alarmed the travelers, but
the Marconi wireless newspaper on
board gave no information in regard
. to it.
"The sea has been very rough since
we started," wrote Mr. Metr, "and
the waves appear tremendously high;
I thought we were at least experienc
ing a violent gale when I came on
deck the first morning and saw the
heavy sea rolling. However, a sailor
whom I spoke to, informed me that
only a mild sea was running. I knew
that this would be his answer, since
seafaring men never seem to admit
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mat me sea is anyimug uui iu
pond; it is their chief delight, I be
lieve, to call a hurricane or a typhoon
'A bit of a chonoy sea, sir," and then
watch the innocent landlubber ques
tioner. They are either born opti-
mUu ftp mnst- nrnficient nrevarica-
A dance on shipboard provoked
comment from Mr..Meti. "In the eve
nings a dance is held in the reception
hall, but the conditions under which
one must trip the light fantastic are
not at all conducive to peaceful danc
ing. For one thing, the Philippine
band on board was not brought up
on the one-step and fox-trot, and the
, sounds they bring forth from their
instruments, while pleasing to the ear,
are more fitted fof their own native
dances than for the modern American
ballroom steps. But one can't be too
particular on shipboard, and the wo
men must be appeased, so we trip
gaily forth. Trip is the right word,
for just in the midst of an especially
pleasing whirl of some sort the noble
ship gives a lurch and we stumble
i .lo the ample lap of some old lady.
Our composure is shaken, but not
our determination, and we essay an
other attempt; everything goes lovely
until the Empress starts another long
dive and when we take the next step
we find the floor has left us. so down
. we fall with our fair partner looking
I daggers at us for not maintaining our
equilibrium, to say nothing of our
dignity. However, it's all great sport;
I if one possessed one leg snorter than
I ' the other, navigation on a ship's
- slanting ballroom deck would be sim-
1 plified.3
8 Mr. and Mrs. Metz were among the
I guests at a dinner party given by ex-
I . Mayor and Mrs. David Rose of Mil-
1 , " waukee, now of Washington. A course
served in Chinese style with chop-
sticks proved very exciting. Mr. Rose
I is on his way to China as head of
I of the Honorary Commercial com-
I mission composed of influential
1 United States business men who are
I I going to China to stimulate trade In-
terest between the two countries and
I prepare the way for the investment
I j of United States capital, which
I S will be the means of binding the al
ii ready strong friendship of the Chi
ll nese .republic to the United States.
it They were later to become rnembers
if of the Rose party, which bad
chartered a special train for Nagasaki
$ from Yokohoma, where after a three j
i y days' trip inland they would re-em
bark upon the impress ot Russia.
"My next letter will be sent either
from ; Manila or Hong Kong. We
are both in perfect health; our first
four weeks of wedded life have flown
by, so you may judge from that how
much we are enjoying ourselves. Our
itinerary after leaving Manila will
b as follows; Hong Kong, Canton.
Shanghai, Hankow,. Tien Tsin, Pekin,
Seoul, Korea, thence to Japan via
Mukden, arrive at , Shimonoseki,
thence to inland sea and Kobe,
Tokio and Yokohama. We leave for
Honolulu, Hawaiian islands, and May
20 leave for San Francisco."
Wedding Announcements.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McHenry an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Cora, to Mr. W. A. Nelson, son
of Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Kelson, which
took place Saturday at 4 o'clock at
St. Andrew's church in the presence
of only the mothers of the couple.
Rev. John E. Flockhart performed
the marriage ceremony, ana they let
. immediately for a short wedding trip.
The wedding of Misa Iva Sheldon,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Shel
don, of Kearney, Neb, and Mr. Al
bert C Hodges of Madrid, la., took
place at the Hotel Fontenelle Wed
nesday morning at 11 o'clock. The
Rev. G. F. Young of the First Pres
byterian church at De Moines, an
old friend of the couple, came to
perform the ceremony.
Note of Interest. v
Mrs. Arthur Crittenden Smith, who
is now in the east, will be the delegate
from the local Alliance Francaise at
the annual meeting to be held at the
Biltmore In New York City Satur
day, April 14. 'Ambassador Jusserand
will preside and Le Roy White of
Baltimore, the president, will enter
tain the delegates at luncheon.
Local Wellesley girls will join the
national League lor Woman s Serv
ice and help in making hospital sup
plies ' the; . decided at a meeting
Wednesdi.; at the home of Mrs. Her
bert Arn stein. The next meeting of
the Wellesley club will be held the
first Wednesday in May with Miss
Ora Ambler, ; , ;
Social Engagements.
The Unitarian Junior club will give
an informal subscription dance at
Turpin's hall, April 12. .
- The Deborah Franklin club post
; poned its luncheon of today at the
Blackstone until next Thursday on
- account of Holy week.
Mrs. F. R. Dailey will entertain the
Friday Bridge Luncheon club at the
Blackstone tomorrow, when nine
guests will be present
Mrs. E. H. Ward will entertain
' mother Friday Bridge Luncheon club
Ifcs ITreekers Are Coming
The wonderfut spring' stock of the
disposed of before the building is
wrecked." Over $30,000 worth of
coats, suits and dresses are still to
be sold, so we urge you to make your
selection while the stock if complete.
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Hazel Oherfederx
tomorrow at the Blackstone. when
twelve guests will be present. After
wnenron inc pariy win aujuuru iu
Mrs. Ward's home, where bridge will
be the diversion.
The Amateur Musicale club, which
was to have i met tomorrow at the
home of Mrs. Harry Steele, has been
postponed until a week from tomor
row, because of Good Friday.
Personal Mention.
Miss Susanna Jobst of Lincoln is
spending the spring vacation with
Miss Clarisse Browne. A number of.
informal parties are being given in
her honor.
Mr. and Mrs. George Mclntyte
have returned from a winter . in
Florida. .
Mr. Alan McDonald is recuperating
at his home' from a slight operation.
Miss Marian Norris, who has been
the guest of Miss Katherine New-
branch for several days, has gone to
Harlan, la., for the remainder ot the
spring vacation.
' Miss bene Burroughs ot Lincoln
will arrive Saturday for a few days'
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bran
don Howell. In her honor Mrs.
Howell will entertain informally at
tea Monday afternoon.
Miss Maragret McCoy is anticipa
ting a visit from Miss Hildred Good
win of Madison, Neb., for the re
mainder of the Easter vacation.
For Miss Jobst
Miss Dorothy Morton entertained
at a luncheon and Orpheum party
Wednesday in honor of Miss Susanna
Jobst of Lincoln, who is spending the
Easter vacation with Miss Clarisse
Browne. Yellow jonquils formed the
decorations throughout the house and
were arranged in a low bowl on the
luncheon table where covers were
laid for eight. Mrs. C. W. Morton
chaperoned the girls to the matinee.
Betrothal Announced.
Mrs. Robert Benson of the South
Side announces the engagement of
her daughter, Miss Rose E. Ham, to
Mr. Jacob J. Briggs of Carson, la.
The wedding will take place in the
near future.
Judge and Mrs. Joseph Oberfelder
of Sidney, Neb., have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Hazel
Beatrice, to Mr. Raymond D. Frank
of Denver, Colo. Miss Oberfelder is
an attractive young woman who has
a large circle of friends in Omaha.
The wedding will take place early in
July at Denver.
University of Omaha Co-Eds
Now Have a Military Camp
The eastern women and other rnl.
lege girls will not be able to say that
their sex is slow in the region of
the middle west, for the coeds of the
University of Omaha are to have a
military training camp in the woods
north of Florence. Miss Mildred Fee
is the leader of the movement and
will be the instructor of the crirla
The camp will consist of two tents
and a doien girls.
The first drill was held Wednesday.
when setting-up exercises, rifle drill
ana cooking lessons were given.
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Woman's Hat.
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i mmi Toilers.
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of the choicest
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OP all frock- that aprlng haa offered thera
nono which mora completely typi
flee aprtn herielf U)an thla marvelous
MUla dance drew, pvar pink satin, pale
as a sea shell and soft as the flush on a
whit skin, creamy white chiffon la draped.
The bodice, which Is drawn softly around
the flrur. Is of th flesh-colored satin.
The skirt Is of th chiffon: ir hanss In
soft fullness under th strdllnss of yellow
satin embroidered In yreen. Just back of
the hips th skirt makes a sudden turn and
climbs airily to tho shoulders. Embroideries,
of yellow and freen encrust the chiffon
sumptuously and make a background for
the arms on tn angel sleeves, into wnicn
th mounting1 skirt chantes. There Is a
square train of the satin with a co
quettish tassel poiiea at one sm or it,
Kugel Discovers Butter
Has Started to Ascend
City Commissioner Kugel did not
know butter had advanced until he
scanned a bill for butter sent by a
local firm to the city smallpox hos
pital. The item showed 46 centa a
pound, which aroused the commis
sioner's interest,
"What's this?" he asked the health
That a. for butter at 46 cents a
pound," was the reply. '
We get butter at our house for 3b
or 37 cents a pound," rejoined the
You don't get better butter for
that price," answered the health com
Mr. Kugel telephoned and learned
that his butter at home costs 47 cents
a pound at present He subsided.
Five Omaha Young Women
Qualify as War Nurses
Five young women of last term's
Red Cross class at the Young
Women's Christian association have
just received certificates from the na
tional society qualifying them to as
sist the, regular Red Cross nurses in
time af war. They are Misses Nellie
Fitch, Emma Kostal, Edna B. Letov
sky, Bertha M. Newman and Clara
Rice. The passing grade is 75 per
cent. The highest grade in this class
was 95 per cent. .
I he present class, numbering twen
ty-three, will take the examination the
last of this month. Ten have already
enrolled for a second class, which
meets for the first time Friday even
ing at 0:30 o'clock.
Parks Will Haul All
Rubbish on Cleanup Day
The city commissioners agreed to
"Let George do it," meaning that
George S. Parks, street commissioner,
win nave cnarge ot the hauling fea
ture of the city-wide cleanup cam
paign to be held on April 20 and 21.
The council voted to appropriate
$2,000, but Mr. Parks said he would
pay for the hauling out of his regu
lar fund, which was agreed.
The commissioners definitely de
cided that the city will not remove
ashes. The plan is to have house
holders place rubbish and cans in
heaps in alteys, ready for the haulers.
Complete details of the campaign
will be worked out next week.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
to Success.
I Grdtonola
of Voice on these universal
"Music Makers" from
' $15.00 to $350.00
Look over our line
Friday and Saturday
Have a Graf onola and
I your choice of records
I sent to your home for
I Easter on your own
I terms.
i 17th and Howard i
Kiddies Free Saturday
At the Strand and Muse
To celebrate vacation week, the
Strand theater's special children's
movies Saturday, morning will be
free. The Muse theater, too, will
admit free children from local insti
tutions. "The Little Mascot," featuring
Baby Early, a country life and a reel
life series will be shown at the Strand.
"Treasure Island," a country life and
a cartoon film, at the Muse, and at 1
o'clock in the afternoon the latter
will be repeated at the Besse on the
South Side. The Alamo theater on
the North Side has postponed fur
ther special programs for children un
til next fall.
Woods North of Florence
Full of Military Camps
The hills and valleys of the coun
try north of Florence are spotted
with camps of Boy Scouts and other
kinds of scouts. From the time one
leaves Florence and enters the wood
ed hill slopes he finds signs of mili
tary activity. One would think that
Omaha or even the United tSates gov
ernment is training its men there.
The largest and most, advanced
camp is the one of the Boy Scouts,
located about two miles trom Flor
ence. Willing to Face Them All.
Tht drlnt with of Mn. Enmw C. Van
SlekU ot L Croait, Wis., wu that iho
might km burled tn h private cemetery
beside her five huebende.
There is a reform affecting the
language which Americans speak that
is oi far greater importance and use
fulness than simplified spelling. It is
the establishment of a uniform sys
tem of pronunciation. ' There are hun
dreds of words that we use every day
which nobody really knows how to
pronounce, because he can find no
universally recognized authority to
guide him.
It is hopeless to turn to the great
dictionaries, with their "omnium
gatherums" of words and pictures.
They give you two or three contra
dictory forms, and then, not content
with that amount of mystification, ap
pend a long list of "disputed pro
nunciations," -with the suggestive ear
mark XIII, which is about as com
forting to the perplexed wanderer in
the misty mid-region bf orthoepy
(pronounce the word correctly is you
can) as a tangled swamp is to a man
already lost in the woods.
The dictionaries do not improve the
matter by offering "preferred" pro
nunciations, because no two diction
aries agree in their preferences, and
if every man followed uncompromis
ingly only his own favorite dictionary
we should be nearly as bad off as were
the people around the Tower of Babel
when smitten with a "confusion of
tongues." '
The schools do not helps because
some teachers range themselves un
der one banner, others under a sec
ond, others under a third, while many
boldly raise the black flag of orth-
oepical piracy, to Which I confess I
myself have an inclination, for if no
man can obey two masters much les
can he obey a dozen I-
The situation is not merely ridicu
lous: it is very injurious. It dam
ages the language itself. It renders
the language more difficult of acquire
ment by foreigners, as well as by our
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"Swift's Premium" Ham
for yourEaster Breakfast
own children. It causes distraction
of thought, for if you hear a speaker
pronounce a word in 'a way that
strikes you as odd, or incorrect, your
attention is diverted from the subject
under discussion.
It causes a great loss of time and
mental energy and produces a feel
ing of uncertainty, for when you look
up a word in your dictionary and
find that several varying pronuncia
tions are offered, you must devote
tjine and thought to the making of a
choice, and after you have made your
choice, the next person you talk with
or the next speaker you listen to may
upset the judgment on which the
choice was based.
Difficulties of this kind will always,
necessarily, attach to newly coined
Words, but it is inexcusable that words
whose meaning everybody knows
should not have a perfectly settled
As I write I turn to the list of dis
puted pronunciations in the back part
of a huge dictionary, and I find that
the word "quinine" has seven different
forms and shades of pronunciation.
This is encouraging for anybody who
wants to ask for it in a drug store.
There are two distinct ways to say
"dilemma," which is a good way to
leave the inquirer in one. There are
five ways to say "comrade," besides
the way they say it between the
trench lines. There is a "pa-tri-ot"
and a "pat-ri-ot," each as good as the
An "a-ris-to-crat" is sometimes an
"ar-is-to-crat," which doesn't improve
him. You may eat an "a-pricot" or
an "ap-ri-cot" and get the same taste.
Four ways are discriminated for pro
nouncing "beautious," but I give them
all up and stick to my own way.
If you ever get any renison (and
for my part I don't want any), you
can pronounce it with three syllables
or leave the middle one out. If yoirj
think smouch Is too strong a word,
you can soften it by calling it
"smooch" but beware of spelling it
that way. "Acoustics" may be turned
into "acowstics," which is certainly
more suggestive of bellowing. A "ca
pon" cannot be told from a "cap-on"
when it is on the table. Some pro
nounce "bowsprit" bo-sprit and bow
spritat least so say the dictionaries;
For Eastej Sunday
A wealth of flavors
melted to a taste
A few assortments
De Luxe Fruit Assortment
Rosamond Triple Assortment
The Gift Box Society Assortment)
Assorted Nuts
slice of
but I should rather pronounce it like
a sailor if I could. "E-lec-tric-i-ty" is
also called "el-ec-tric-ity," which
isn't much of a difference; but whether
you say "humor" or "umor" and
"humble" or "umble" depends upon
the side of the ocean on which you
were born.
You may be "de-co-rous" or "dec-o-rous"
in your conduct, and the dic
tionaries will give you equal praise.
You may apostrophize the moon
either as "Di-an-a" or "Di-a-na," she
won't notice the difference, though
your friends may. You may say that
a proposition is "dis-pu-ta-ble or "dis-put-a-ble,"
according as you find one
or the other the easier to speak. You
may talk of "or-ches-tral" or of "or-ches-tral"
music (making the ch
sound like k, of course), and if any
body objects you can get a dictionary
to back you up.
These are only a few out of a vast
number of words that are unsettled
in pronunciation. If the persons who
are busy inflicting upon us some of
the new spellings that don't spell
would organize an American Acad
emy of Orthoepy, they might be bet
ter employed.
North Presbyterian is
Now Nearly Out of Debt
At the annual congregational meet
ing of the North Presbyterian church
Wednesday night following a supper
served by women, the 1917 meeting
was held. The report of the treas
urer showed a reduction of $2,500 in
the church building debt during the
last year. This leaves an indebted
ness of $7,000, the only outstanding
obligation. The church property is
estimated to be worth $60,000. .
The annual budget to meet current
expenses was increased from $6,000
to $6,500. The greater portion of the
increase was for music and janitor's
salary. As members of the board of
elders Robert McEachron, John
Trench, Harry Herzog and G. C. Wal
ters were selected.
On the board of. trustees James
Allen was elected to succeed himself
and Dean Davison, Jack Brengle and
Al Gordon to fill the vacancies caused
by expiration of terms of other
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