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VOL. XLVII NO. 22.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11. 1917.
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Ft. Crook Lively
Abandoned homes are being
made habitable as more
brides are expected
By MARGARET NATTINGER.
T"lORT CROOK, so long aban-
rloned has sprung into life,
The khaki-clad men once more
lounge on the steps of the
barracks, the guards walk slowly
back.and forth, and across the parade
ground comes the silvery note of the
bugle. The officers' houses, so long
' lark and silent, begin to take on a
home-like appearance, for with' the
coming of several of the officers'
wives the roomy brick houses are be
ing opened and made habitable.
As several charming women have
come from other posts in the United
States and abroad to Fort Crook it
is expected that the social life at the
post will also be rejuvenated. Band
concerts will be given on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays and it is
probable that this will bring many
an automobile load of Omaha people
to the fort.
Likes Fort Crook.
Mrs. Douglas Settle, who is the
wife of Colonel Settle, one of the new
officers, expresses herself as being
delighted with Nebraska and Fort
Crook. Mrs. Carlisle Whiting, who
lias recently come to Fort Crook with
Captain Whiting, is very much inter
ested in reviving the social life of the
fort, and with Mrs. Hamilton, the wife
of Major Hamilton, it would seem
that the "army set" of which sonuch
was heard several yeaRHSfe'a' rwo'uH
n gain come into its own.
It is rumored that three or four of
the young officers who will be given
leave at Christmas time will bring
back their brides with them, and, of
course, there will be much entertain
ing when they return.
Miss Settle, who is attending an
eastern school, expects to spend the
holidays with her parents, Colonel
and Mrs. Settle, at the fort.
Week-end dances are planned to
re held in the gymnasium, where so
many brilliant affairs have been given
in the past. The officers who were
hosts at a Hallowe'en dancing party
rot long ago are planning many more
of these delightful affairs. The en
listed men will also come in for their
share of the entertaining, as they ex
pect to duplicate the dancing party
which was given for them on Satur
Reveille Has Sounded.
As nothing is more attractive than
a uniform, especially in its true set
ting, it would seem that the reveille
has sounded for a new era at that
most attractive army post, Fort
A son, Thomas Rees, was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rees, jr., on
Friday morning at Miss Stewart's
A son was born on Saturday to
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Blakcney
of Kansas Citv. The baby lias been
named James, jr. Mrs. Blakcney was
If I 'IpMl
Paris Turns to
War Economy Has Changed
Menus and Curtailed
RmmMm of Ljrd aimd
' Ornate (Girl is Hwigdl
Sir Eric Geddis in spite of his
many cares as first lord of the Brit
ish admiralty has found time in the
last two weeks to write two letters to
an Omaha woman whom he at one
time hoped would become Lady Geddis.
Mrs. A. S. Strang of Omaha is the
lady in this interesting and recently
revived friendship, which dates back
5 years. As a young girl traveling
in Europe she met the youthful Eng
lish lord. So attracted was he by
the beautiful American girl that he
became very attentive to her. He
formerly Miss Anne Roley of this I came ovcr 0 the samc steamer with
her and paid her devoted attention a
long time in New York. When she
finally said "No" the young English-
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Agnew are
visting their children. Mr. and Mrs.
C. S. Connor, and Mrs. Adelaide
Mrs. Clement Chase went to Clii
cago'Tucsday for the Red Cross con
ference of the central division, which
man returned to his estates and re
sponsibilities. The American girl married and has
lived in Omaha some time, almost
forgetting the friend of girlhood days
till recently he became so prominent
in English politics.
Not long ago Mrs. Strang, curious
to sec if he would remember her,
wrote to Sir Eric Geddis, reminding
him of the old days. At once came
back a charming letter and an auto
graphed photograph and soon after
"Sir Eric says we must not have
hopes of an early peace," said Mrs.
Strang. "He says America should not
consider an early peace, for it would
but gi e Germany a breathing space
and let it get on its feet again. He
seems very grateful for America's
POWELL'S PROFILES, No. 2.
Miss Mildred Trodden Rogers,
talented young singer, has been
chosen for the second of these ar
tistic studies by The Bee's artist.
Miss Kogcrs, who possesses a
beautiful soprano voire, is the
soloist at All Saints' church, and
sang before the teachers' conven
tion during the past week. Miss
RogerS is one of Miss Mary
Munchhoff's most promising students.
War WWteirg Brasy With
- Relief ffliradl R& Cross
were joined in Chicago by Miss Folda,
who has been at Ephraim, Wis., all
summer and who went cast with them.
Mrs. William Hill Clarke is home
was held Wednesday and Thursday ! from the Methodist hospital, where j ming.
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Es
tabrook for several weeks.
Arthur Kccline returned Tuesday
irom a summer on Ins ranch in Wvo-
at La Salle hotel. .Mrs. Chase, who
is field secretary for Nebraska, will
visit the larger cities of Nebraska on
her return in the interest of the Red
Mrs. J(hn C. Cowin is expected
home tomorrow from some weeks'
stay at Battle Creek with her son,
Colonel W. B. Cowin, and his family.
Mr.and Mrs. Hoxie Clarke arrived
Wednesday to spend a few days with
her mother, Mrs. Ella Squires. Mr.
and Mrs. Clarke had been in St. Louis
and are on their way back to New
.',fr, and Mrs. C. F. Weller have
returned from three weeks in the east
and are at the Blackstone again. They
plan a southern trip after the holidays.
Mrs. Victor White and Miss Lottise
White are 'back from Excelsior
Mrs. Mabel Ogden, who left the
hospital for her apartment at the
Benbow three weeks ago, lias been
compelled to rct'ini to the Birch
Mrs. Warren Rugcr and Miss Mil
dred Rogers left Wrdnrsday for New
i'ocli, after six wet!;-:' Etnv here. The
she underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis several weeks ago.
Mrs. Robert Bradford,, who has
been visting Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Ringwalt, has taken an apartment at
the Fairview, at Fiftieth and Webster
streets, and will remain there during
her husband's absence abroad. Mr.
Bradford has been ordered to Havre
in the consular service and arrived
here Tuesday from Washington to
say goodby to his family. His
mother, Mrs. Louis Bradford, had ex
pected to accompany him to his con
sular post, but will not do so now
that he is assigned to Havre, which
is in the war zone.
Miss Virgina Offutt returned
Wednesday from three weeks' visit at
New Orleans, where she went for
the weddings of two school friends,
M iss Alma Baldwin and Miss Vera
Mrs. Charles II. Brown and chil
dren arrived Monday from the east,
where they have spent the summer,
and were with Mrs. Arthur Kcelinc
until yesterday, when they moved to
Mrs. Paul Gallagher and little
daughter, Jean, went to Kansas City
Thursday for a month's stay with
Mrs. Gallagher's parents, Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Page are 'ex
pected home the early part of next
week from New York and Norfolk.
Miss Blanche Burke and her mother,
Mrs. Burke, arrived Sunday from
Portland. Ore., and are with Mrs.
John A. McShane.
Mrs. E. P. Peck returned
iy lruw Icrr',
Miss Esther W:ilhelm, who went
over to Chicago last week for the
McConnick-Cudahy wedding Satur
day, remained this week with her
brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wilhelm returned Saturday.
t Mrs. Lowrie Childs has returned
trom a summer in the east.
Miss Lynn Curtis accompanied Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Baldrige to Des
Moines last week for Saturday and
Sunday. They visited Camp Dodge
and were entertained at supper by
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harbach Sat
Mrs. Dcnise Barkalow joined Mr.
Barkalow in Denver last week, tailed
there a week or so earlier than she
h.nl exprdfd bdv.usc , Mr. Bavka-
( onlimird mi rn;6 Tv.o, t'3tii:::ii One.)
Tea for Miss Ruth Slabaugh, Miss
Louise White, hostes?.
Creighton University Mixers' club,
dance at Keep's academy.
Informal dancing party given by
the Winter Dancing club at
Card party given by women of tiie
Grand Army of. the Republic at
Luncheon for Miss Marion. Towlc,
Miss Gertrude Mctz, hostess.
Afternoon bridge for. Miss Ruth
Slabaugh, Mrs. Chester Nie.man,
Afternoon for Miss Ruth Slabaugh,
Miss Alice Duval, hostess.
Dinner-dance at the Prettiest Mile
Friday Night Dancing club at the
La Salle club dance at Keep's
Tea for Miss Ruth Slabaugh, Miss
Sybil Nelson, hostess.
Tea f.,r M iss Ruth Slabaugh, Miss
Mae Englcr, hostess.
Qui Vive club dancing party at
Week-end dancing party at the
Mrs. F rankliu Shotwell, chairman
of the commiftce for public, schools
in the Young Men's Christian associa
tion campaign drive fur funds, an
nounces that eac h principal will have
charge of her own school, and that
it i. r -ii i , . -
.-.piirtii iiD.rs aviii ne placed in every
room to receive the children's con
tribution. The money will be called
"sacrifice money" and it will be im
pressed upon the pupils that the sol
diers arc really lighting for them and
that (lie money formerly spent on
movies and candy should be put in
the boxes for the Sammies.
Dance and Carnival.
The Dundee Woman's Patriotic
club, which is sponsoring the 13-fth
... . j , .
iiiacninc gun company, win give a
ridge, Mrs. W. F. Baxter, Mrs. E. A,
Benson, E. A. Humphrey, Mrs. E. H.
fenks, Mrs. fohn McCague, Mrs. D.
B. Watson, Mrs. H. S. Witham. Mrs.
G. M. Hitchcock, Mrs. S. S. Caldwell,
Mrs. L. F. Crofoot, Mrs. F. A. Nash,
Mrs. Arthur C. Smith, Mrs. C. T.
Kountze, Miss Jessie Millard, Mrs.
Arthur, Met, Miss Harry Berkeley,
Mrs. Fred Pierce, Mrs. Jay D. Foster
and Mrs. A. D. Dunn.
Bridge Club Meets to Knit.
The Friday Bridge club, Mrs. Law
rence Brinker, Mrs. Ben Wood, jr.,
Mrs. Harold Pritcbelt. Mrs. lack
; Webster, Miss Tbunimel, Miss Betty
! T I . 1. -4 I 1 v I
nunc aim ine .Misses wavis, nas re
sumed its meetings for the winter,
but instead of playing bridge mem
bers knit. The first meeting was last
REALIZING that lack of interest
in self dampens one's spirit ,
especially (luring this wa(
time, women of Paris are pay
ing a great deal more attention te
their clothes this year than they hav
during tbv last two seasons. This in
formation is authoritative, coming t
us from the world's fashion center.
Dress, in Paris, promises to be be.
coining and more brilliant than usual
because of the sombcrness of peopU
whose loved ones are fighting for th
cause of liberty. The city is full ol
women from all parts of tlve world
w ho arc doing war work and, to many
of them, dress is second nature. With
out pretty clothes they are sad and
There arc still many social affairs
being given, although war economy
has curtailed the refreshment ami
iu u 1 1 in milium.
At tea a la Russe (for milk is pro
hibited) one may see women in long
coats of black velvet, black or gray '
satin, brown or green cloth. The
brown coats are in an infinity of
shades, from beige to the deepest
chestnut; sreen is only in two shades,
dark bronc or a hright emerald, and
that very rarely. Golden brown
vcloufyn is much in favor, trimmed
with mink or sable or something that
looks like sable.
A deep band of fur trims the front
from the feet or ankles, nearly to the
waist; but there is always some un
expected line at the top; either it goes
up in a point, or has one section
higher at one point than another, and
no fur band ever goes quite all round
a coat in an uninterrupted piece. The
collar too may have almost any shape
as long as it is big and can be folded
becomingly round the throat and chin.
Good line lies in the cut of the cloth.
In deep, broad pleats back and front,
or in sliced side panels, it is so cut
and stitched under the arms as to give
becoming lines to the figure. Good,
simple-looking overcoats for town
wear are complicated things, and only
good houses make them well. They
are, therefore, expensive luxuries, but
they will probably be worn all through
the winter so as to justify the out
Waistcoats are to be seen in all
sorts of drcsse from the morning
frock to the little dinner dress and
the blouse. They are always soft
and arc made iu many differc-it ma
The big fur caps is also worn in
Taris. worn, generally, with a dress
of satin or velvet or something a little
elaborate. It is chiefly in skunk, or
one of the ricjier furs; -chinchilla
ermine, sable. It reaches well over
the hips, and is a comfortable round
garment, which runs the risk of look
ing dowdy on some women, but may
be handsome on others.
Clothes and the Woman.
If Paris women cannot afford to
abandon good clothes, surely AmerU
can women cannot. The war may
change things a bit; they may want
more practicable clothes for geiieral
wear since there is so much war
work being done by society women
but there is no doubt that "clothe.3
help make the woman" and a new
dress has cured many a case of blues.
Will Take City
By Storm With
Drive for Funds
Mrs. Charles Offutt is chairman o!
the woman's committee which is pre
paring to take the city by storm next
week in the Young Men's Christian
association drive for war funds. Every
day during the week, beginning with
Monday, there will be a luncheon at
the Fontenelle for the women work
ers. There vill be speakers at the ,
luncheons and reports of the day's
work will be given. All women on
the various committees arc urged to
attend these luncheons.
dance and carnival Monday evening, . week at Mrs. Drinker's, and yester-
K' . 1f .1 i . . I . ... ....
.Novcmoer iv, at tne ricid c.iuh. 1 he day they met with Miss Elizabeth
Home, Economics Lecture.
The Home F'.conomics department
of the Woman's Club announces a
lecture by Dr. A.- 1). Dunn on the
very timely topic, "The Feeding of
the Family, Fundamental Principles
and Facts on Which it Should Be
Hacd." The lecture will be given on
Nmwlay morning at 10 o'clock at
t!:c -!t:b ruv;;i.).
committee members arc: Mrs. Blaine
Young. Mrs. R. A. Carrington, Mrs.
Hardin Bean, Mr;-. Maynard Schwartz
and Mrs. Howard Fart ell. The tick
ets will be SO cents and the proceeds
will be used to buy materials for the
making of articles for the members
of the company.
The regular meeting of the club will
be held next Friday at the home of
Mrs. F. L. Kronberger.
Mrs. William F'os King, who is a
graduate of the domestic science de
partment ( Simmons cdlcpe. has of
fered to give a series of ciht talks
on domestic science for the benefit
of the Bemis Park Red Cross unit.
The lectures will be given every Tues
day at 4 o'clock. The first one will
be held at the home of Mrs. S. K.
Birss, 3308 Lincoln boulevard. Tickets
The patronesses for the two piano
recitals given by Miss Adelyn Wood
and Miss Dorothy Morton for the
benefit of the Armenian relief fund
will be the following: Mr. Osgood
Eastman, Mrs. ', M. Wilhelm, M,rs,
John I.., Kenned; , Mrs. II. II. Bald
and Miss Meliora Davis.
Fine Arts Exhibition
Creating Much Interest
Owing to the fact that the Fine
Arts exhibition of paintings is in the
small ball room at the Fontenelle, it
will be impossible to have a free dav
at this exhibition. Mrs. Ward4Bur
gess. chairman of the exhibition com
mittee, announces that Sunday be
tween the hours of 2 and 10 the ad
mission charged will be so small that
everyone can take advantage of the
A Christmas bazar will he held De
cember 1.3, 14 and IS in the rotunda
of the court house under the auspices
of the Walnut Hill church. Home
cooked edibles and fancy articles will
be on sajc. '
The women of the Emmanuel
Baptist chutcli announce, a bazar
which will be held in the rotunda of
the court house December 14 and 15.
l ancy at tides will be on sale, but
a specialty of jams arid preserves will
Miss Rosewater Honored.
Mi?s Irene Rosewater, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosewater, who
is a senior at Smith, has been elected
to the Cnlloquim club. This organ
ization, which is a chemistry club, has
a very restricted membership, as the
members arc chosen only for their
merit. Miss Rosewater, who is
specializing in chemistry at Smith,
will be remembered for her remarka
ble record at the Central High school,
of which she .is a graduate.
Vesta Chapter Dance,
The Vesta chapter wjll give a danco
and card party Monday evening, No
vember 26 at the Blackstone.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ellis announce
the marriage of their daughter, Mar
guerite Marie, to Mr. Clarence C.
Brown of Oakland, Cal. The cere
mony was performed Friday by Rev.
Thomas McNievcs at St. John's
Mr. Brown, who has enlisted in the .
aviation branch of the service, ex
pects soon to be ordered abroad and
Mrs. Brown will remain with her
parents until his return.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Williams
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Josephine Edna, to Mtr.
Roderick D. Clark .of this city. The
wedding will take place the him
part of this month.