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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY
Lovely Gowni at Club Opening!.
This week will see the season at
all the country clubs in full swing.
Announcement! have been received
from the board of directors of Sey
mour Lake Country club of the for
mal opening on Friday evening. "June
1 i the very latest opening date and
everyone interested in Seymour Lake
club is hoping that this fact will save
the opening dinner-dance from the
disagreeable weather which has
greeted the other openings. Carter
Lake club will hold its opening dinner-dance
on Wednesday of this week.
The opening parties Saturday even,
ing at Field and Happy Hollow clubs
were as pleasant, if not quite so large,
as in former years. The weather
must be blamed again, for it was
dark, damp and dreary.
Many new and pretty costumes
were seen at the Feld club. Suits and
the new neither high nor low dancing
dresses predominated over evening
gowns. Mrs.- Earl Buck wore one of
these pretty dancing frocks of black
and white net and georgette crepe
with large black hat The hats, in
fact, were a noticeable feature of the
women1! dresi. Mrs. C D. Sturte
vant wore an extremely pretty dress
of gray georgette crepe. Mrs. Frank
lin Shotwell wore a very becoming
dancing frock of white georgette
crepe and taffeta made wjth braided
bodice. Mrs. John Mack wore a yel
low silk evening dress. Mra. Sidney
L, Smith of Hartford, Conn., who is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jotm -F. Dale, wore an attractive frock
of black satin and a white hat Her
sister, Miss Martha Dale, whose mar
riage to Alexander Loomis will take
' place June 30, wore a black Satin suit
' with black hat. Mrs. George Laicr
had a auit of American beauty shade
with a pretty gray hat Mri. W. R.
Wood wore a gold and blue sport
suit with a black and white hat. Mrs.
E. P. Boyer wore a gold colored suit
with a hat to match. Miss Irene Mc
Kmght was very charming In a white
serge- suit With white hat
Wedding Guests Return. J
Mr, and'Mrs, G. A. Meyer, Mr. and
Mrs. John Brady and Mrs. Thomas
Latham ; Davis returned yesterday
front St. Joseph, Mo.,' where they
went Saturday to attend the marriage
of Mr. Halleck McCord Brady to Miss
Cecilia Rhodes. The young people
' hava been engaged for some time, but
even the Omaha relatives had been
expecting that the ceremony would
not take place until after Mr. Brady
had i completed hi!- three months'
training in the officers' reserve train
ing camp at Fort Riley, Kan.
' Ike, wedding was simple, because
of the scarcity of time. Mr. Brady
wore his uniform and the bride wore
a pretty suit of white. They left for
Kansas City to spend Sunday, but Mr.
Brady was obliged to return to Fort
Riley by this morning. It is expected
that Mrs. Brady will come to Omaha
the latter part of the week for a visit
with her relatives here.-
Can Oirl Chang to Vegetable?
Does anyone Miow how to convert
a perfectly good little girl into a car
rot, a beet or ahead of lettuce? This
problem confronts the costume com
mittee: for the nature masque, "The
Spirit of Walden Wood," by Mrs.
Myron Learned, which is to be pre
sented at Hanscom parte the after
noon of June 16 for the benefit of the
Red Cross and the Woman Service
league. One of the several attractive
dance numbers in the masque is a
vegetable dance in which little girls
impersonate common garden vegeta
bles and the committee Is hard
pressed to make appropriate cos
tumes for vegetable children. Misa
Arabell Kimball, promoter of the
masque; Miss Gertrude Young, Mri.
T. R. Kimball and . Mra. William
Shanrron are member! of this com
mittee. -' ' ;
Miss Mary Irena Wallace will di
rect the performance. Mrs. J, T.
Stewart. and Mra. Sam Burns, for the
Red Cross,' and Mrs, Lowria Childs
for the Woman'! league, constitute a
. committee on arrangements. Re
hearsals will begin Wednesday.
Social Gossip. V ..;
Mrs. W. F.' Milroy and her daugh
ter, Mrs. Mel Uht, leave Saturday for
St. Paul, .where Mrs. Uhl has taken
a house in order to be as near as pos
sible to Fort Snelling, where her hus
band ia in training. Mra. Milror will
return later, and then ahe, with Dr.
Milroy and Miss Isabel Milroy, will
motor back to St Paul to spend most
of the summer there.
Mrs. Karl A. Llnlnser haa ' re
turned from short stay at Excelsior
Springs, Mo. -Mr.
and Afn. O. C. Redick left
Sunday evening for Chicagq, to be
ffftnei until Wednesday.
Mr, and Mrs. R. J. Dinning' Jeave
next Sunday for the east to apend
some time in New York with their
daughter, Louise, who is studying
nursing in that city. She plans to re
main in New York some time after
their return to Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. George Brandels re
. turned Saturday from French Lick
Springs, Ind. The weather was de
lightful all the time they were there.
War did not affect the gayety at the
summer resort Mr. and Mrs. Bran
deii bad their niece, the small daugh
ter of Mr, and Mrs. Karl Louis, and
her nurse with them.
Miss Edna Cole motored to Lake
Koronis, Minn, where she will spend
several weeks with her cousin, Mr.
Frederick Goodrich, on his ranch.
, Mra. T, B. Minahan of Seattle,
Wash., is the guest of her sister, Mis.
T. J. Mahoney. .
Misa Helen Eastman will not re
turn from the Art institute in Chicago
until after Juno 26.
Mrs. Charles T. Kountse returns
Wednesday from Washington, where
she went to a Red Cross conference.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Burgess went
on to New York after attending the
Mrs. Anna Keiner announces the
engagement of her daughter. An
iietta, to Mr. Alvin Nelson, aon of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson, trie
marriage to take olace Saturday eve'
ning at 8:30 at the home of the
bride's mother. The wedding will be
a verv fluiet affair, in keeninsr with the
spirit of the times. Both young peo
ple are graduates of Central High
school, "d it was In their school days
that the romance began. Miss Keiner
also attended Stanley Hall in Mm
neapolis after her graduation.
1 PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS.
r. B. Pirmtrv jnrthtnt tf BradsJww, li
! vliHInf friend la tht city.
WILL BE ONE OF LOVELY
BRIDES IN JUNE.
. . 0t ft 1 1
,4 A, I. f ! i '" t '
MISS AVONELL STICKLEY.
Miss Avonell StLkley. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stickley of the
South Side, and Mr. C Wilbur Otis
will be married June 6, Mini Stick-
ley edited J he iooter, the south
Side High school paper, and ia active
in several church aocieties. The
young couple will live in Omaha.
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
We do things differently in Amer
ica I Chaperons are a convention
rather than a fact; freedom takes the
place of protection, and the average
boy or girl of 15 feels ready establish
his or her own standard of conduct.
The older generation and the
younger are constantly clashing, and
a good many representatives of the
two opposing forces write and ask
me to act as tneir referee.
There are two sidei to the! tory.
Over in Europe this does not mean
in Russia particularly, nor yet in
Germany or France or England, but
everywhere in "the old country-
there are conventional restrictions
about which the young people of this
country know very little. .,
A year before the war T spent a
summer in France and Switzerland.
None of the girls I met waa in the
habit of having engagements or going
out with young men or entertaining
callers alone and unchaperoned.
The foreign born mothers and fath
ers of our boys and girls were brought
up in a country wnose social iraui
tions were nothing like our own.
When the girla of that Swiss summer
had caller! they Were received in the
oresence of the family.
Generally, the girls' suitors were se
lected by their elders. And these
"made matches woraeo out pretty
well, for girls who were brought up
nmnlv and who sot tneir first real
freedom through marriage were happy
and satisfied in that simple freedom.
The Younger Generation.
Now the European born older gen
erations got its ideals in the conven-
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Children live simple lives of work and
duty. Good timea were few and far
between. Love and courtship were
more or leas arranged to order, and
life worked itself out placidly and
pretty well on the whole.
Presto! Changel The old world in
habitant was transported to the new
but generations of heredity, years of
training and ingrained ideala came
And now we have -the younger
?;eneration. Seventeen year - old
iretchen or Carlolta wants to wear
filmy blouses and ahort akirta and
silk stockings and cares never a bit
about saving $3 a week out of her $7
But Mrs. Schmidt or Mrs. Petra
zini (lately frau or signora) came
from a world where the peasants
learn frugality even as they learn to
try to earn and so they cannot ac
cept the extravagant atandards of the
young folk! of the new world who
want to put their money on their
back! instead of into the banks. And
Carlotta and Gretchen feel abused and
tvranniied over and write to ask me
if I do not think their mothers cruelly
Just what I think Is this. Car
lotta and Gretchen have had a better
chance than had the signora and the
frau. And thev ought to be gener
ous enough to recognize that if thev
had not been hard-working peasants
Ul me oia country mey nugni never
In the old county, they might never
have had the courage and . the
strength to work and save and tome
over here and make a place for their
children in a land where these chil
dren have a better chance.
It ia the duty of Carlotta and
Gretchen to be grateful to their par
ents for that chance and to respect
the principle ot saving whkjh pur
chased it. .
As for the older generation, it must
accept agreat deal it cannot under
stand. The love of finery, the love of
food times, the youthful freedom
rom restraint which are all about
the younger generaton are bound to
have their effect. There are things in
this new world which parents must
acknowledge they do not underitand.
Recently a young Spanish 'girl
wrote me a latter telling of her sis
ter's unhappy runaway marriage and
of her own desperate feeling that she
wouia oe driven to taking some such
foolish step, too, because her mother
refused her all freedom, all pleasure,
all youthful comoanionchin.
i am atraia to invite girl friends
my mother makes them feel so Un
welcome in our home that I dare not
take them there, and if I do not take
the mhome. thev think I am nnr-r
I dare not have a young man calling
on me or go to other girls' houses if
they have invited boys. I don't want
io ue ro my motner Dut what
there for me to do? I must have
little pleasure and she won't see it.
ASK FOR Md GET
tubstltutas Coat YOU Sam Price
Dress of Marked Distinction
' . I Mm ft
THAT the "draped" skirt is to be accepted of fashion, and why
it is accepted, too, is shown in this preirfet dress, which
gives the most charming of silhouettes. The gown is of
black and blue taffeta combined with 'great splashing poinsettias
of jet and crystal beads and rhinestones. .
She says what was good enough for
her is good enough for me," wrote
Dolores and a very unhappy Dolores
at that . ,
Now mother forgot hat she was
brought Up in Spain and that this is
America. Customs and manners and
conventiona develop with the yean.
Yesterday was managed on yester
day's standard, anU today has others.
The parent who refuses to, keep
abreast of the times is sacrificing
the full quota of respect he might
claim from his children.
No one admirei intolerance. And
yet the older generation is intoler
ant of the liberty the younger is
demanding- and the younger genera-
ion refuses to be tolerant ot the tact
that the older is living too much in
What would I do about it? Com
promise, of course. 1 would have
Gretchen and Carlotta acknowledge
that the ideas of Germany in 1895 or
of Spain in 1880 may have been very
good for their time and place and
might something worth while to con
tribute to the standard! ot today. 1
would have Mri. Schmidt and Mrs.
Petrazini try. to He that if Carlotta
and Gretchen art surrounded by girls
who put rouge on their faces and
that tell where to go,
what to see and what it
costs to enjoy a vacation
in cool, sunny Colorado.
" . IN COOL, SUNNY Ci,
foolish clothe! on their backs, and
stuff their heads with romantic novels
and go around seeking for emotion
and adventure. Carlotta and Gretch
en wouldn't be human if they did not
wan to do what the other girls are
Plenty to Understand.
' Amother who lived in the days of
the hoopskirt wore it. The mother
whose generation affected bustles
and "waterfalls" aspired to them, too.
The Italian peasant girl wanted the
brightest kirchiet and the most won
derful carol earrings in all her neigh'
borhood. And the German girl fast
tned her thick braids about her head
with the finest pins she could afford
to buy and put the best looking silver
belt she could get around her waist
Every girl lives a little bit by the
standard ot the people around her,
The younger generation must try
to understand that it, too, will out
grow its gayety and frivolity and
misunderstand the next "younger
generation." The older generation
must allow for youth's desires and
longings and for the tendency of
every live thing to follow ita kind.
If this were not so, flocks of sheep
and flights of birds would not huddle
together and swarm after each other.
Visit Denver's New Mountain Parks and
Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes)
the most wonderful Mountain Scenery and
Automobile Trips in the world. No toll roads
or entrance charges. 38 other Short Scenic Trips
by Rail, Auto and Trolley. 1 4 one day trips.
Low rates on all railroads to Denver, the Gateway
to 1 2 National Parks and 32 National Monuments.
Miss Rankin's First
Speech in Congress
Washington, May 28. Repre
sentative Rankin of Montana made
her maiden speech on the floor of
the house today and incidently won
her fight. She succeeded in amend
ing, by unanimous vote in the com
mittee of the whole, the food bill so
aa to provide that in making the
proposed food survey the services
of women shall be used, insofar as
"Women must take an intelligent
and responsible share in the world'a
work if we are to see that all the
people are fed all the time," de
clared Misa Rankin.
Tremendous applause greeted
Miss Rankin when ahe arose to
apeak and when ahe concluded.
It is all very simple and very natural
lor people to get the "everybody'a-
Getting together and attecting a
generous compromise is the only way
tor the two fenerations to work out
their differences of opinion. I cannon
act as referee in individual cases. 1
will not interfere between parents
and child. But I long to see them
make a decent honest effort to un
derstand each other. i
Each generation owes the other a
respectful right to live I The older
has won by ugly frugality the oppor
tunity the younger possesses to know
beauty and gayety. Let each ponder
Half of "Y" War Campaign
Fund Subscribed in 8 Days
To date 268 separate subscriptions,
ranging from 50 cents to $500 each,
and averaging $35.47, have been made
in Omaha to the $20,000 fund which
is being raised for the Young Men's
Christian association war work.
The working committee met at noon
to get up steam for a more intensified
canvass this week. It is believed the
fund will pass the $10,000 mark by
night and that the full $20,000 will be
subscribed by the end of this week.
George D. McDill, international sec
retary of the Young Mens Christian
association, will speak on "The Work
of the Younar Men's Christian Asso
ciation in the War" at the public af
fairs luncheon at the Commercial club
Subscriptions to date:
Previously reported tl.OM
Oeoige A.' HoeRland..., 100
Everett Buckingham 100
Oeorge T. Ollmore .' 100
K. P. Peek 100
J. IS. Goodrich.. &0
O. L. Allemin 60
Smaller lubecrlptlonl S27
Library Will Let You
Keep Books All Summer
Books may be borrowed from the
Omaha public library and retained all
summer, the librarian announces. Pa
trons may arrange to take books after
June 15 to be returned on or before
September 4. This, however, does not
apply to seven-day fiction, to books
on fne war or books purchased dur
ing the last twelve months.
Memorial day, May 30, no books
will be issued. The reading room wilt
be open from Z to 6 p. m.
HOW TO JUDGE A WOMAN
BY HER HAIR -
There is real common sense in just
noticing whether the hair is will kept
to judge of a woman's neatness, or
good taste. If you are one of the
few who try to make the most of
your hair, remember that it is not ad
visable to wash the hair with any
cleanser made for all purposes, but al
ways use some good preparation mane
expressly for shampooing. You can
enioy the very best by getting some
canthrox from your druggist, dissolve
a teaspoontul tn a cup ot hot water.
This makes a full cup of ahampoo
iiquid, enough so it. is easy to apply
it to all the hair instead of just the
top of the head. Dandruff, excess oil
and dirt are dissolved and entirely
disappear. Your hair will be so fluffy
that it will look much heavier than
it is. Its luster and softness will alio
delight you, while the stimulated scalp
gains the health which insures hair
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