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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1917)
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VOL. XLVII NO. 26.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1917.
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BEWA1EI-GABBY; WILL SE1' YOU '
IF YOU OM'f WATCM OUTS AMD
1 ' 'ME MAY MAE YOU EMIHIf HERE
I HEARD an -interesting story tue
other day about' a young man
well known in town, lie is an
artist of some note and very -re-
,. cfently married. The young chap in j
question, who is of sleudef- build' and I
blonde, has had several larks with his j
Iriends. He can disguise ilunselt as
a girl perfectly, and on one occasion
attended a dance all togged out in
Julian Eitingex style. He quite capti
vated one young chap who danced
with him to the exclusion 6f every
other girl(?), evephis fiancee. How
ever, our friend forgot his cue, and
the fellow whom he had so ensnared
found him in the men's dressing-room
' adjusting his' gown. ' I will' spare you
. the painfuU details, but suffice to say
that it took three huskies to .hold the
-man who had been dancing -with the
so-called girl. At another time his
jister had been invited by' another
girl to make a foursome one evening.
She did not care to go, so her brother
decided to ero in her olace. Smart
tailored suit, large, picture hat (which i
hid his short hair) and high-heeled j
shoes completed the costume. After i
the movies and, an ice-cream soda the j
f our Started .home. The shoes, w hich i
were several sizes too small, were i
nearly killing the young fellow who J
'was in disguise. Steppjug up on a,
curb he turned Mis ankle, at tne same
time stiffenmgNiis arm to break the
fall. Hij escort, who was very gal
lantly piloting him, felt-a large butr.h
of muscle suddenly spring up on the
arm he was holding, and hq stopped
short, with a forceful exclamation.
The situation ..was tense, but our
friend made an excuse in his carefully
modulated ialsetto' voice, "and the day
l I understand the young arti-.t has a
t bet on with one or two of his girl
friends that he can come into their
office down-town in his girlie togs
' nd they will never recognize him.
ind I am anxious to hear who wins.
"What's in a name?" the bard did
sk. . -....
A difference in several millions, an
Omaha High school lad vouchsafes
He is Max Fleishman not Major
Mas? rieiscnmann, staiionea at rori
Omaha until the second squadron de
parted for France last wce'.c. ,
Which brings us to the story:
Major Fleischmann was evidently
ummoned abroad without vary much
notice on the part of Uncle Sam, so
that he did not have time to notify
a large number of eastern Fleisch
manns.of his intentions: When news
of. the departure of the second squad
ron was published, said eastern rela
tives got buty and .the. Omaha. Afax
Fleischmann was besieged with tele-
Sams and long-distance telephone
lis, intended for the older man of
the same appellation.
Max grew tired explaining to long
distance and Western Union oper
. .a tori that he wasn't the patty they
Tea for Miss Alice Duval, Miss
Mabel Allen,, hostess.
Monday Bridge club, Mrs.
Henry :S. Clarke, jr., hostess.
Card party- given by Band No: 7 of
Sacred Heart at their hall.
Tuesday '. ' '
' xRyan-Undeland wedding at 'St.
: Winter r Dancing club party at
Musical tea for Miss Alice Du
val, Mrs. C. M. Brinkman, hos
tess. Informal reception in honor- of
golden wedding of Mr. ana Mrs.
Rice Arnold at the home "of .Mr;
and Mrs. T. F. Sturgess.
Card party given by the Holy An
gels parish at their hall.
Willrodt-Van ; Burgh wedding at
Kountze Memorial church.
recital ' for L'Alliance
Francaise given by Miss Har
riet Smith at Metropolitan
Afternoon party for Miss Alice
- Duval, Miss Edith Hamilton,
hostess. ' , .
Merrvmakers' club dancing party
" at Keep's academy.
' for ' J. F. W. club,
Mrs. B. H. Weir, hostess. ''
. Armenian relief benefit, musical
tableaux at the Y. W. C. A. -Original
Cooking club, Mrs.
George Frinz, hostess.
Friday - , .
Le ilars club dancing party at
Benefit card party given by De
borah Franklin society at
Friday Night Dancing club at
Unitarian club dancing party at
Crook Woman's Relief corps,
Memorial hall, 2 p. m.
Christmas bazar of St Barnabas
guild in Keeline building.
Qui Vive club dancing party at
Afternoon party for Miss Alice
Duval, Miss Helen Smith,
wanted.'whfen he had some Virgil. and
trig, demanding his immediate atten
tion one night. -
"Kindly transfer that call to
France.," he politely requested of cen
tral. . - ...
Turner, the great painter, wore, the
oldest clothes he could find, generally
fainting in J an ;old hat and rigged
out with an ancient dinner jacket cov
ered with paint. He always wore an
old muffler round his neck in winter
or summer, indoors or out.
Carlyle went among the highest ar
istrocracy in a frieze jacket which was
part of an old dressing gown. ' His
overcoat was green with age and his
hat as bad as Tcnrfyson's. All the
'bus drivers in his neighborhood knew
him and one said to a passenger who
scoffed at the sage's appearance:
"He may wear a queer 'at, guv'nor,
but what would yer give for the 'ead
piece inside' of it?"
I overheard an amusing conversa
tion between two young girls who
were soliciting tor the . Young Wo
emn's Christian association war fund
in the lobby of one of the local thea
ters i, during ' s the last week. Their
evening's work was done and they
were to leave their badges for the
girls who would follow them the
next evening. One of 'the sweet
young things said:
"Gee, I wish I could keep my
What are you going to do, get
some money on your own hook?" the
other one promptly asked. '
And these were two prominent
daughters of Omaha.
Edward Fitzgerald is described 'as
wearing an "ancient, battered black
banded, shiny-edged tall hat, around
which he would, ii stormy weather,
tie a handkerchief to keep iti in place.
His trousers ' were short, his shoes
low, exhibiting a length of white or
gray stocking. An unstarched shirt
front, . high, crumnled, stand-up-eol-lar,
a big, black silk tie in a careless
bow; in cold weather trailing a green
and black and gray shawl, in hot
weather even walking barefoot with
his boots slung on a stick."
.But time changes r 11 things. Even
genius must dean up now-a-dayg.
The gift of sleep has been an asset
of many great soldiers. Napoleon
likened his own mind to a series of
compartments, each the receptacle of
a certain project. One after another
he closed them apd at night he shut
down the . last and instantly slept.
Gladstone declared ability to sleep
well his one, notable faculty, buthe
had to cease thinking at 10 o'clock
at night, "otherwise I should go mad,"
Wellington could sleep anywhere,
even in the fatfe of the enemy. With
his foes advancing he-would say, "call
me when they reach such and such
a point, then, roiling himself in his
nibal is said to have been similarly
blest. He could abstain for days and
nights at need from rest, but in a
moment of leisure could carl up on
a rock and sleep like, a doormouse.
Miss Ruth McCoy, who is attend
ing: Smith college, will arrive home
December 21 to . spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
McCoy. , , .
i MISS -MAY MAHONEY, whom Oscar Lieben costumed as Joan of Arc to represent France in The
Bee's series of Omaha women posed for the differenf allied nations, went to school at Bonseours on the
French-Belgian frontier with the Countess Simonne de Pas, a descendant of the family of Joan of Arc
The members of this family for several generations always attended this schdol. which is now used as a
hospital for wounded German officers. The family of Joan, though of peasant origin, was later ennobled by
kings of France, and has played a' prominent role in the life of Normandy ever since. The Dc Pas family
lives in a part of France now in possession of the Germans.
MISS VASILIKIE HARVALIS, daughter of the Reverend. Gust Ilarvalis, priest of the local Greek
church, is pictured in the costume of her native country, Greece. Miss Ilarvalis is a warm pro-ally. She was
chairman of the Liberty Loan committee for the Greek churches of Omaha in the recent drive and is now
organizing a Red Cross unit among her people.
MRS. WILLIAM N. CHAMBERS, formerly Miss Ruth Byrne, posed for The Bee in the picturesque
costume of China. Mrs; Chambers, with her small daughter, "Billy," is spending the winter m California,
where Mrs. Chambers will have ample opportunity to observe the manners, customs and attire of our Oriental
ally. The costume Mrs. Chambers posed in was one of a little Chinese bride recently married in Omaha.
, Lieben, of Ak-Sar-Ben fame, will design the costumes for the rest of the scries.
SOCIETY, AWAKEN F10M YTO
RIP VAN' WINKLE SLEEP!
ITH the coming of the holiday
time it appears from, the en
livened look of the social sal-
ertdar that society would awaken from
its liip Van Winkle sleep, rub its
eyes and begin to dance and be merry
again. The large dancing party to be
given at the Blackstone-Christmas
night in honor of Miss Virginia Pix
ley and Miss Mary Morsman by Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Morsman. jr.. and
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cloak, would forthwith snooze. Han-PV aHd Mr' h-am Plxfy' '! not
only the only Christmas day dance
which is scheduled, but promises to
be the largest affair for the school set
which, will be given. 1
Another large affair, will be the dinner-dance
given' at the . University
club, December 22. A. formal danc
ing party will be also giyen by the
Winter Dancing club, December 26,
with special Christmas features. -
Holiday weddings are always inter-
esting and the wedding of Miss Alice
Duval and Mr. Rollin Sturtevant of
Kansas City, promises to be a very
prcttyxme. It will be a church wed
ding followed by a reception at the
home of the bride's parents. Miss
Duval's attendants will be Miss Lala
Mitchel of Lincoln, who will be maid
of honor; Mrs. 'Will Schnorr, who
will be matron of honor, and Miss
Marion Sturtevant, sister of the
bridegroom, flower girl. Many of the
friends of this . popular bride-to-be
will entertain for her before her wed
ding day. ' -. . '':
Miss ' Mary Coll is' .planning a
unique Christmas party for her pupils,
December 27.. The. youngsters are to
come in fancy dress and cotillion
favors will be given.
The largest benefit affair sched
uled for the holidays is. the afternoon
card party, and tea dansant given by
Mrs. Frank W. Bacon for the war re
lief fund at Hie Blackstone. Many
women prominent in society will be
patronesses for the afternoon and
evening. Twenty-five prominent
Omaha matrons will assist Mrs. Ba
con. The hotel is donating the ball
room and the patronesses will donate
the refreshments. ,
Soldiers will be admitted free to
the tea dance if accompanied by a
young lady. A special dinner is be
ing planned for this evening by the
hotel management and it really prom
ises to be a gala affair and at the same
time one that everyone can attend
without a qualm of conscience for it
is all "for the good of the cause."
Wednesday evening at the home of
the bride's ' mother. Miss Harriet
Ellsworth Morse, daughter of Mrs. P.
F, Morse, became the bride of Mrs.
C. Jerome Pasinger. Rec. Charles E.
Cobbey performed the ceremony.
The bride's gown was of the Philip-
pine embroidery and was sent to Iter
by her- uncle (from the . Philippine
islands.- .' .'' .;
; Miss Helen Hicks and Miss Lillian
Neutral Shades, 1
With' the First, Flurries
. of Snow Fur Toques
Take the Lead.
GAY PAREE has nothing or
gay cities of the west. Through
the north from New York to
Seattle women are dressedj
costumed and gowned in th
height of fashion. Omaha gets the
styles coming and going, so" the
women who are deferring their an
nual trips because of the abundance
of war work to be done need have
no fear of being left in the out-of-date
With little flurries of snow, fur
hats begin to play first fiddle. Fash
ion correspondents from all parts of
the country are writing about the
reign of the chic little fur "tops"
made in dozens of different styles.
It appears that the fashion design,
ers have been inspired to some ex
tent by the . Chinese, the signs and
tokens being the loose sleeves, the
little slit coats, more generally known
as the bolero, and especially the tu
nic, slit at the sides, modernized to
suit the woman of today. These styles
are becoming to nearly all types, pic
turesque and trim without being fan
tastic. They encourage lines and dis
courage that abomination of doctors
and artists the fvasp- waist. ,
Lines . ;
The straight lines dominate in both
dresses and coats.. It is" to be seen
in every gown of quality and good
design. Even the little serge or .ve
lours de laine dress for morning wear,
the afternoon frock ia velvet or satin
or one of the long-haired cloths, and
it appears again in evening wear in
satin, velvet, faille and brocade. No
draperies are bunched, no trimmings
spoil this long, slim line and the more
simple a dress is the "more distin
guished it looks. This means a close
attention to materials and colors.
Neutral tints are popular, and if
there is color, it is in some swift,
slight, vivid touch, cleverly intro
duced. In the house' color may be
used a good deal, but rarely, outdoors.
This season, so far, : all shades of
brown several shades of grey, black,
Bordeaux, dark green, and a certain
amount of navy blue are worn. The
best dressed women have been seen
in varying shades of brown; a fawn
that is almost gtey, in a long-haired
cloth, allied to dark brown, with hat,
boot tops, and gloves to tone in with
the dress and coat, and again, a rich
brown mat-faced cloth, trimmed with
glowing sable or something, like it.
With this is a brown velvet . toque
shaped rather like an. aeroplane, as
seen from a distance, and brown
suede boots and gloves. ;
In grey, also, women have achieved
some pleasant effects; smoke grey
velours de laine trimmed with mole
skin looks as well as ever for a long
coat, and with one of the new deep,
straight bands buttoned behind with
four closely-set smoky pearl buttons
looks sober and ii. good style. The
toque may be. in moleskin, too, and
quite small, rather like a bonnet da
police. Another grey is a smoky vel.
vet with a black satin collar and
cuffs richly quilted. ,
Sport stockings of gay colored
stripes are very much in vogue.
Skirts are to be about a yard andi
three-eights wide around the bottom.
Fur on everything has come to be
the thing again. It is especially
smart auu 'Biiratuvc wucii uscu iur
. Handkerchiefs are to have dainty
colored borders to match your frock,
and are to be solid blues with white
borders or , solid purples or such
darker colors to go with your every
day dresses. , - .
Kid gloves are making a hard fight
to exist in the realm of economy,
and are to be worn out of doors only
as ' a covering for warmth and not
indoors just for looks.
Low collars for blouses are every
bit as fashionable-as the high collars
notwithstanding the great number of
big collars being sold.
High boots with short skirts? Cer
tainlyl A gap between the skirt and
boot top is as bad taste as an even
ing gown at a morning bridge.
Everything considered, it seems al
most impossible for women to bt
dowdily or unbecomingly gowned this
season although we see some folks
who are very determined. . ;''r-
Olson were bridesmaids and Mr.
Benjamin C Morse, brother of the
bride, was best man. ,
The young couple will make their
home with, the bride's mother until
spring, when they will occupy their '
own home at 4237 Patrick avenue.
The wedding date! was hastened,
owing to the fact that the bride's
brother has been called to the scrv?
ice and left immediately after, ; the
ceremony for Newport, R. I., where
he will enter the electrical department
of the navy. ' ' V
Ryan-Undeland Wedding. -
The wedding of Miss Jean Unde
land, daughter of Mr.' and Mrs. A.
C Undeland, and Mr. Rody R. Ryan
of Gillette, Wyt., will take, place
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St.
Cecilia's cathedral. Father Harring
ton will read the marriage lines.
The bride's sister, Mrs. George 'R.
Keeline, who was recently married,
will be her only attendant, and Mr.
George Keeline will be best man. '
After "the ceremony a weddinft
breakfast will be served aUthe home
of the bride's parents for the relatives,
but. in the .afternoon, from 2 to 3
o'clock, an ' informal reception wilt
be held for all the ' friends- of the -
young couple. - . ,
Mr. and Mrs. Ryaa will nake -theii
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