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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 2, 1917)
VOL. XLVII NO. 25.
Wash Dishes amd
Mp F1fs In
Hide ' in Palace Autos to
Vegetable Stalls and
Market in "Gowns"
S.ARTORIALLY smart Washing
ion has exploited a lot ol uld,
tlioni,'li beautiful, clothes at the
fir ball of the winter, a benefit
cc. But be assured lhat our capi
:,. citv is not wearing old.clothes be
cause it lias no new oncJ tar from !
that. There arc rumors to the effect !
that it lias taken the honors from
Paris, according to our latest infor
mation. Kow everyone is on the qui vivc for
the "Buds' ball," another benefit
dance. By all the laws of the social
game, a debutante heretofore has
stood for teas, if she stood for any
thing, and Washington Anly waits to
see this group of girls who have vol
unteered to be tealess debutantes, at
their first ball to draw a definite con
clusion as to the lengths 'society at
the capital is prepared to go in the
way ol war-time economy.
It has had eloquent example for
three, winters from the women who i
if the pace for the diplomatic corps
Madame Jusserand, wife of the!
French ambassador, dean of the I
corps, is known to have practiced a
constant self-sacrifice in order to be
able to respond to the countless calls ;
that have been inade upon her purse !
since the war began. Countess rh Lei
lere, wife of the Italian ambassador
has neither added to her wardrobe!
nor subscribed to sweets.iJor w Iiich j
she has a great liking. She discour-!
ages them at tables where she is to
dine, and it is said by those w ho know
her most intimately thai not even so
much as a piece of chocolate has
passed her lips in ocr three year.
.Nothing could be. simpler than the.
apparel of Lady Spring Rice and hei
children. Even the most indefatiga
ble of society reporters would refrain
from a mention nf the, British am
bassador's wife's hat. Jt is not lor
'publication, though the embassy
could turn out no mure impressive
ropiganda among I lie women of
Hoover Guest at Economy Kitchen.
Herbert Hoover, the aposlle. of food
economy, is learning something about
what women can do in his line. What
mere man could have evolved a
luncheon for 10 at ,SI.W net? The
women who are runninu the war
economy kitchen accomplished that
feat last week, including the amount
of gas included in cooking the
luncheon in the sum total of cost am
having Mr. Hoover as a w itne-s. With
Mrs. Hoover and the assistant secre
tary of agriculture and- Mrs. Carl
Vroontan, he was among the 10 who
sat down to the luncheon served in
the basement of a building where the
Mexican embassy used to have its
offices, now one of the colony of
buildings Mr. Hoover has absorbed in
'tf campaign of conservation.
Mrs. Wetmore Washes Dishes.
Preparations began early in the
morning, time fortunately not yet be
ing in the class with wheat and sugar.
Mrs. Charles Whitman Wetmore, the
former Elizabeth Bisland, who came
inio fame as Nelly Bly's competitor
in a race against time around the
world, chatelaine now of one of the
smartest establishments in Washing
ton, and incidentally a leading spirit
in the war economy kitchen, drew up
the menu. Also she was its chief ex
ecutive, seeing it through from the
market to the dishpan. She went her
self down to the Central market in
one of the handsomest cars in town,
behind two men in livery, tor the put - i
chase of a hanisktu with which lo cn-j
titli the split pea soup which made
'n. . 1 1 -: (
lim, nrst course. t ne nainsKin usi
,i cuts. The co-t of running the tar
was not included among the evenses
of the luncheon, as every one was
aereed that the purchase could hae
ben accomplished without its instru
mentality. To see Mrs. Wetmore
skimming around amorrg the market
stalls was something of a sensation,
for she is one of the most exquisitely
dainty women and had to make more
than one explanation of her presence
in the market house ) more prac
tical acquaintances chum she en
countered making t!" ir daily rounds.
The luncheon was sencd at 1 o'clock,
the split pea soup, into which bad al.-o
gouc'part of a pit-t of milk. bein0' lol
lowed by a scallop of hh and pota
toes which consumed the rest of the
pint of milk. There were mufhns,
.?0 of them, made of shorts, beaten up
and baked by the presiding genius,
Mrs. Wetmore, and as a finale there
were baked apples. The luncheon was
a satisfactory demonstration not only
tO those who partook of it. but to the
many interested women who frequent
the kitchen Pr '"' beuclit of ii.- m-
Mrs.' .Vender bilt Mops the Floor.
J h-h v.al:itur v.as the inevitable
m e and sleeve went tip over
sol lovelv elbows a the business
went on, every oik taking her part as
naturallv as Mrs. George Yatidcrbilt
now takes her mop tor the daily
'-ans inst o tie noor oi uicm
If '. W: W " n il Grs-an4
111! I II . :.::v.'. fijtr, jOKVVri .COMO Tf- .:": ,WiiW 11 Pv.v.' : V.1 TV
I ' ::;f-m ht . i
Box parties for
Thimble club, Mrs.
Woman's Gull club of Prettiest
Mile, Mrs. Lula Jerome, hostess.
Christmas bazar of Holv Xame
arish at Knights of Columbus
La Zalle club dancing party at
Rockford College club, Mrs. C. A.
Afternoon card party given by Co
lumbian club at Lyceum hall.
Afternoon bridge for Miss Alice
Duval, Mrs. Will Schnorr, host
Ciiiosa.ni club, o!dfahio':cd danc
ing party at I he Scottish rite
Dinner-danc j for the Jewish sol
diers, given by li'Xai B'rith at
Benefit card party and dance given
by Bemis Park Red Cross unit
Dinner at the Flatiron hotel given
by Omaha Peru club.
Lecture by Mi 5. Anthoiiv Men ill
at the Blaekstonr; followed by
luncheon, Mrs. John McShanc,
Christmas bazar and dinitcy at
First Presbyterian church.
Bazar and cafeteria dinner at First
Tea for Miss Alice Duval, Mrs.
Earl Burkett, hostess.
Week-End club dancing party at
Tea for pupils of Mrs. Douglas
Welpton, Miss Mabel Allen,
iiuiii which tiic refrcshnu nt i orps of
tin Red Cross, of which she is a
member, serves its coffee and sand
wiches to the trainloads of soldiers
who pass this way almost every day.
There are plenty of servants in the
Va.iderbilt menage, but their pres
ence in the little refreshment booth
would not be in accord with the spirit
of the undertaking.
We are now in position to draw our
own conclusions about their economy.
Win Prizes at Masque.
Miss Fmuia Christie as Mis Lib
erty and Mr. H. Goldstein as Prince
Charming won first prizes at the rirst
annual masque ball g'ven Friday eve
ning at Keep's academy. Miss Phe
lan as an Indian maiden, and J. C.
Crandall as a Spanish gentleman, won
sec6nd prizes, and Miss Rupp and O.
L. Schnoor prizes for the beat, comic
oi.cii.ng mglit of ! a . . - 1 X
l rv-y -1 7 1 . an if -s ' ' III I 1
Finished in Three Weeks.
North Presbyterian Church Red
Cross auxiliary, which numbers be
tween oO and 70 women, working un
der Mrs. H.'B. Noyes, finished in-the
last three weeks 250 abdnominal
binders, 210 triangulars, SO T binders,
34 pairs of pillow slips and 12 surgical
dressings. Mrs. . S. Haarmann and
Mrs. Frank Vetter arc the censors.
'J he Deborah
iiounces a Red
Franklin society an
( toss benefit card
will be given at the
Rlaekstone Wednesday afternoon, I)e-
I eember 12. The proceeds of the af-
fair will go to the Red Cross. The
committee m charge ot tne artair
comprise Mesdames. Lauria J. Quin
by, Bertha Bettschmann and C. E.
Holy Name Parish Bazar.
Women of the Hoi Name parish
will hold a bazar December 4 to 7
in the Knights of Columbus lodge
rooms. A booth where miscellaneous
articles will be sold. a. pantry booth
and a fancy work booth will be a
feature of the bazar. A number of
valuable prizes will be given away,
including a victrola ami a Liberty
Defense Women to Raise Funds.
The woman's committee of the
Nebraska State Council for Defense
begins its big drive for expense
funds December 13. This committee
has been active lin its work in behalf
of the conservation campaign and
other patriotic work and has been
put to considerable expense in the
way of registration cards, pledge
cards, etc., and is badly in need of
funds to carry on the Vork.
Christro&s Bazar and Dinner.
A Christmas bazar and turkey din
ner will be given Friday by women
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 2, 1917.
Y CHATTER AByT (QOETY
EMQW WE AiE BMLY
W RELIEFS AN BENEFITS
j of First' Presbyterian church. The
I sale will be on all day, the articles
sold to be inexpensive and practical
as befits;" -war-times, but the dinner
will be. served between the hours of
11:50 and I o'clock. Cirde Three,
headed by Mrs. Mary I. Creigh and
Mrs. Harry Lloyd, has charge of the
dinner, and the bazar is in the bands
of all the women of the Ladies' Aid
society, the officers of which are Mr-.
1 C. F. Yost,-Mrs. G. I.. Bradley, Mrs.
. A. 1). Peters, Mrs. Henry McDonald
and Mrs. . J. I.radoun .
General's Books to Be Sold.
Miss Elizabeth Black has put un
sale at Matthews' and at Kiesei's fifty
volumes of the late General C. F.
Manderson's book, "The Twin
Seven Shooters," a story written by
him around an experience in the civil
war. The book is possessed by only
a few, of his friends. It w ill sell for
$1 and the proceeds will go to the
Red Cross, a use which Miss Black
feels would be heartily Vppro ed -by
the general himself. Miss Clack i- the
late ciieral's cousin.
Hem Hospital Sheets.
Mrs. Cuthbert Vincent, president of
the Scottish Rite Woman's club, has
issued another call for the Red Cross
auxiliary to rally at the cathedral
Wednesday to hem hospital sheets all
day for the Red Cross. A hot lunch
eon will jc served for the women
Muse Proceeds for War Relief.
Kobeit Shirley of the Muse v.il!
give the proceeds of the five perform
ances Wedi.jsday to the war relief.
Mrs. George Jewelt, the indefatigable
worker in the war rcKi i, hopes to sell
a,thousand tickets and realiz. a snug
sum for the work. Although the war
relief or the national surgical dress
ings committee, as it is more properly
called, is a national auxiliary of the
, . . i. 7 cyujCy it '
( toss, it has to finance itself
is therciun miiio nir necesny
ot raising money continually to keep
up its work of buying and preparing
surgical dressings. The picture at
the Muse Wednesday will be "France
in Arms," and the tickets will be
the usual price, 10 and 20 tents.
Service League Conference.
Mis tiiacc I'aik'r. national com
mandant lor the League tor Women's
iScrviic, will he in Omaha Tuesday,
j December 11, f-.r ihe state conference
! ut ihe league, which will be held at
the Foiitenelle. Miss Parker has been
' ake! to sfnd uiic of the other na
tional officers if she herself i.. unable
A large luncheon is planned to pre
cede the afternoon meeting, reserva
tions for which are in charge of Mrs.
L. J. Healey.
A playette, "."-cat let Bonnet," under
the diiection of Miss Maiy Wallace,
with five little gills taking part, will
be a feature of the bazar given bv the
Ladies' society of the First Congrega
tional church in the church parlors.
Dorothy Sherman, Charlotte McDon
ald, Polly Robins, Dorothy Guckert
and Maude Brown are the little
Each division of the society will
have a booth, including fancy linens,
fancy bags, children's garments, candy
and china. A cafeteria in charge of
oung lauics will also
be a teatuie of
tne bazar, am
supper at -hc
no w isli to
church mav be ccom- i
a:idv booth, a fish pond
and a fortune'- teller will iic'.p to keep
In keeping with war-time a"tiities.
charities and benefits, the decorations
will be red. white and blue, with
American flags waving overhead.
Powell's Profiles, No. 4.
Miss Mildred Rhodes is the at
tractive young daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter 11. Rhodes. She
is a graduate of last year's class at
Brownell hall and this year took
up her residence at the Three Arts
club in Chicago in order to pursue
her studies at the Chicago Art in
stitute. Her parents are expected
home today from spending
Thanksgiving, together with their
daughter, with Mr. Rhodes' moth
er in Illinois.
Mrs. A. R. Holaban of Milwaukee,
who has been visiting her son, Mr.
Beit Holahan, at the Blackstone, left
Saturday for Los Anccles. where she
! will spend the winter.
Miss Agnes Scott left Sunday for
I. us Angelas, where she is stopping at
Colonel S. S. Curlia and Miss Lynn
Curtis, who have been at flic Fonte
nclle tor the last month, return today
i to New Vork. Early in January they
! expect to go to Palm Beach, where
i they spent last winter at the Break
ers. Mr. and Mrs. Ralp
Wednesday to their
i Fetets moved
new home on
laicme and Douglas Peters
joined their sister. Miss Gladys Pe
ters, in New York at the Biltmore for
then Thanksgiving dinner, and Miss
Eina Reed went tiom Vassar to Bos
ton with three of her college mates to
visit one of the latter. Miss Claire
Daugherty, who is at Miss Spcncc's,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Baum and Miss Katherine Baum for
the day, and Edward Daugherty went
from Andover to Brockton, Mass.,
with a school friend.
Miss Louise Clarke, from
Spencc's, was with her aunt,
Williams, for the da .
Milton Wiiliatns, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Williams, arrived Sunday
from Detroit, accompanied by his
wife, to spend the week here, leaving
tod a;. .
Mr. Palmer Lamoreaux, who has
been in Phoenix, Ariz., for some time,
will return the latter part of the
Mrs. C. K. Coutant arrives Mon
day to visit her nephew and his wife,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Blinker.
M r. and Mis. E. If. Sprague
into town lrom tlicir In
summer home and will be at
i -ks: one for the winter.
Mis. E. W. Nash, M;s- 1 :.oacs
Nash and Miss Crofoot .itr;cd home
Thanksgiving morn in j; iiom the cast,
having stopped over '" t.h:cagO
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SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Little Bits of Information
Added to What You
Have Makes a Little
By GABY DETAYLES.
INSTEAD of being content to real
ize a good profit of JU or 15 per
cent on their investment a certain
few men of our country have taken
advantage of Avar and increased their
profits to 200 and .500 per cent. The
government, being advised of this
fact, has appointed a board to do
something about excess profits.
Since most of us must send flesh
and blood to battle', it has been sug
gested that these "war pigs" send part
of their money (made by taking ad
vantage of war conditions), to help fi
nance our struggle to help feed some
of these boys who arc offering their
lives for the cause.
A man in our midst lias been chosen
as one of a few to meet in Washing
ton to regulate "unfair play." It has
been told to me, sub rosa, that he
represents fair play in every walk of
life that he believes in justice to all.
In his window there hangs a serv
ice flag on which there appears three
"What docs that mean?"'? asked
"His three sons have gone to war,"
was her reply. "And his wife and
daughter arc tireless workers for flic
Red ."ross and war reliefs. Now he
also is serving his country. All he
has in the world has been offered
willingly for the fight for democracy,
and be loves those bovs dearer than
How paltrv is meie money com
pared to the lives of his three sons?
How little does the man sacrifice
who gives only a part of the gold ho
has gained because of the bloody bat
tles going on in the trenches?
How small is the man who asks
nich a patriot as this father of three
soldiers to do what be can to keep
his ill-gotten wealth from our coun
The man who gives all his wealth
has not given one-half as much as the
parent who gives one son.
A CERTAIN ' bachelor maid,
charming and musical, invited
two soldiers to Thanksgiving
dinner. In describing her "rathers"
to a good friend no detail was omitted.
"J should like two boys who arc
musical. They must be refined, but
not snobs; educated enough to under
stand the conversation of my family
and they must be !ean-cut chaps. For
such boys I shall prepare a good
dinner no one will be bored and ev
Said her friend: "After learning so
much of your 'rathers' I am wonder
ing whether your intentions arc
adoptive or matrimonial."
"Neither," spoke she "patriotic."
The chapter closes here.
HE absence of corsage bouquets
was very noticeable at the
charitv ball. They seemed to
be blooming everywhere-" at the
Ak-Sar-Een ball, for tile fashion of
holding the flowers while dancing
made bright splotches of color
against the black coats of the men.
But, alas! if the truth must be told
1 fear that we are beginning to
Ikovcrize on flowers and men as
well as everything else, these days.
I noticed so often two or more pretty
girls with but one man at the Fonte
nelle and, oh, so few tlowers. It
seemed to be the forecast of Planless
Mav lhat day never come!
E EPcAL sweet ouug tinrg-
were waiting on the third floor
for the elevator to take them
down to the street.
Ihey waited and waited, tang and
tang, but no elevator.
"Let's walk down," uiged one it.?
patient young miss.
"No, indeed! Not me. Elevatoring
is one thing we haven't been asked
to Hooverize on yet so me for the
elevators, while they're running," re
plied one of the sweet young things.
And they waited to ride down in
HAT ability and cfioit do not g"
unnoticed in Omaha is evidenced
a little incident thai occurred
at the concert given tor the Ar
menian relief a week or so ago by
Misses Adciyii Wood and Dorothy
Morton. One man who was con
gratulating Miss Wood after the con
cert told her that he enjoyed the mu
sic so much that he felt that the ad
mission price was too small and that
if she would call at his office in the
morning he would give a little more
toward the causs. The "little more"
proved to be a check for $30 when the
omig lady called upon mm tne net
Scrmo Club Luncheon.
.Mrs. J. J. Gearhart will e;.!c. I .. i
members of the Sermo Literary cb:b
at luncheon at her home Tuesday al
1 o'clock. Mrs. G. T. Lindley, leader
of the program, will re,J a paper mi
i lean McClain Io;uiC
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