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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 19. 1917.
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By MELLIFICIA-Dec. 18.
Mrs. Reed Misses Thrill at Movies.
Some time ago a number of society
folks who are movie fans dropped
into the habit of dining together on
Saturday nights and then speifVing an
hour or tvo watching their favorite
screen stars at some of the loc.il
Very often, if any of thorn were de
tained with other engagements, they
would have dinner at home and then
join the party at the movies.
The A. L. Reeds were in the little
coterie and as Mrs. Reed is a busy
woman with her days filled with en
gagements she very often was obliged
to meet the rest later in the evening!
Mrs. Reed was especially late one
night when the group was at the
' Strand and she saw only a small
part of the picture before the party
left the theater.
The next week this busy lady was
again detained and as her friends had
chosen a movie in the Field club dis
trict, she was especially late. As it
happened, the same picture that she
had been forced to miss the week be
fore was on the screen and as luck
would have it she came in just at
the same point as she had the time
I am verv much afraid this sound i
like a fish story, but 1 must tell you
that a third time poor Mrs. Reed re
peated this performance, but I have
my information first hand.
Will someone kindly supply the
missing link? Was the heroine
thrown off the cliff or boiled in oil?
Mrs. Reed would like to know.
For Mr. and Mrs. Ilarte.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Harte, who
are the guests of Mr. lfarte's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ilarte, were
entertained at an informal evening
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
frank Drexel Monday. Twelve guests
Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Ilarte will be honor guests at a din
ner given by Mr. Harte's brother,
Mr. Louis Ilarte, and Mrs. Harte, at
C O L U Rfl IS B A
Lingers Long After Price Is Forgotten
In your Christmas Phonograph you want pleasing cab
inet construction and perfect motor; but above all else Tone.
So many Phonographs with large, beautiful Cabinets arc sadly
lacking in tone.
We have Columbia Grafonolas to fit any purse, $18, $30,
$45, $55, $85, $95, $110 and up to $75, and the tone is the
natural quality that cannot be
Walk into our store see and hear them that is the way
to -tell. Wc will arrange terms to suit your convenience.
An Easy Way to Solve Your Christmas Question
Give your friends a Columbia Gift Certificate, which en
titles them to select Columbia Records at their leisure in our
Grafonola Department. Call or Phone Douglas 1623 and we
will give full particulars.
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Open Evenings Until Xmas.
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night's rest in a "longer,
higher, wider" berth a breakfast that starts the day
right and you step off
The Chicago Limited-"Nd. 6 ' '
at 7:45 a. m. in Chicago ready for business. Your jour
ney is over the shortest line, double tracked, protected
by electric safety signals via the
Chicago, Milwaukee 3 St. Paul Ry.
Three other trains for Chicago leave QtB?ha at convenient hours.
Ticket anj tkefitnf car tomaHont of
407 S. 15lh St. (Railway Exchine Bld.) Eugene Dotal, General Agtnt
When Milady Goes
New Chairman Woman's
Committee South Side
Red Cross Xmas Drive
Mrs. W. B. Tagg, prominent South
Side matron, has assumed chairman
ship of the womeq's committee for
the Red Cross Christmas week mem
bership drive on the South Side. Mrs.
Tagg is a member of the South Side
Woman's club and active in all Red
Vassar Club Luncheon.
Members of the Vassar club met
this morning at the Red Cross rooms,
wl'.cre they made oakum pads under
the instruction of Miss Margaret
ii,-,, a fin, iUr. ,1,.
club had luncheon together at the
I'liiversit v club.
I upon leavmgumana
at 6:02 p.m. a good
A Word About Our Xmas?
Packages and Their
j By ADELAIDE KENNERLY.
JUST a word about wrapping
the Christmas package.
Half the gifts, each Christmas,
are ruined in the wrapping and pack
: ing. What is me;fnt to delight hearts
i on Christmas morning brings only
i sad disappointment.
Why? Because, in the first place,
beautiful, ' delicate and, sometimes
fragile, gifts are untidily wrapped in a
coarse paper, placed in a crude mis
tit box and insecurely tied with a
string. After undoing such an un
lovely package as this, one's sense of
beauty is so offended that nothing
looks very pretty.
There is another phase of this situa
tion to be considered. When a gift
is insecurely wrapped it is often
broken or mussed or soiled because of
fnc rough handling Christmas mail;
Tissue Paper. ,
The most inexpensive trinket is
worth a piece of clean tissue paper
and some gilt cord.
Ten cents' worth of fresh white tis
sue paper wraps many packages.
Another 10 cents' worth of gilt cord
or tiny, ribbon will tic these pack
There are many kinds of Christmas
stickers to hold tissue paper in place
and they, too, are inexpensive.
Twenty-five cents will cover the en
tire cost of wrapping many gifts in a
dainty manner. Certainly anyone who
can afford to give presents on Christ
mis can afford the additional 25 cents
and the effort of wrapping them so
that they will be presentable.
A bit of sachet adds to the at
tractiveness of a gift.
First place the gift in pretty white
folds of paper, stick them together
with red and green Christmas stick
ers, then tie, once around a gut cord
or piece of ribbon to which is at-
ched ?,1.e card bearing the name of
the recipient and the sender.
Such a package is eady for a box
which has been selected to FIT.
There is one big DON'T to re-
member DON'T tie the final cord
loosely or forget to look the second
lime at the address and postage to
sec that your package is given a fair
chance to reach destination in safety.
Columbian Club Card Party.
The Columbian club will give a
card party Wednesday afternoon at
Lyceum half. The first prize will be
a box of apples. Mrs. M. R. Peter
son and Mrs. J. E. I'arrcll will be
hostesses for the afternoon.
To Honor Miss Rosenzweig.
Wednesday afternoon Miss Edith
Hamilton will entertain at an after
noon bridge in honor of Miss Edna
Mrs. H. Shiffeke entertained at an
Orpheum party followed by tea at
theFontenelle in honor of Miss Ed
na Rosenzweig, a holiday bride.
Box Parties at Concert.
Those entertaining box parties at
the concert given by the Tuesday
Morning Musical club Thursday eve
ning will be:
Messrs. and Mesdames
n. B. Howell. C. T. Kountze,
. M. Wllhelm, Louis Nash.
V. R. Johnson.
luxury. neflncnifnt and cnnrenlence.
Situated in heart of city. Easily ht-cm-Ihle
to all places of Interest. A!lutely
fireproof. Both Kurnpran and American
plans. Tariff from $1.50, Look for
Hotel Clark bus at denot.
F. M. Dlmmlek. Uiwe.
PHOENIX SILK HOSE
The quality and workmanship
of Phoenix Hosiery is not ex
celled by any other line. This,
together with the latest in
styles and colors, make them
a desirable as well as a season
Wc have them for women,
511 S. 16th St.
Her Grand Bldg.
WEDNESDAY SPECIAL AT
'III South 16th Street.
CHILDREN'S BATH ROBES
An Excellent Gift for
THE CHILD ,
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Prize Winners in Writers'
Contest Omaha Woman's
Press Club Awarded
! Prize winners in the second annual
writers' contest of the Omaha Wo
man's Press club were announced at
a dinner held Monday evening at the
Hotel Loyal. Miss Irina Gross of The
Bee won the fiction prize with her
short Story, "The Risk." Mrs. JoC F. judgment In the matter of a soldier marrj
Barton won honorable mention in i tnS his sweetheart before going to war; so
this department with a story, "A 1 never answer a question of this sort with
Littlc Fox Terrier;
Miss Joy Higgins' "Spring in In
niskillen'' took honors in the poetry
section. Mrs. Paul Wickham's poem,
"The Lark," and Miss Corinne Hiatt's
Red Cross poem won honorable men
tion. Mrs. Wickham was a prize
winner last year.
Miss Lida Wilson's "For Rent
An Old-Fashioned House." won the
nriTfl ammifr cci.e c .Koi ; t tn.1
Mjss Wilson carried off honors in the
snori story ana poetry sections m
the club's first contest. Miss Eva Ma
honey's "Why I Failed to Be Edu
cated" was awarded honorable men
tion for the essays section.
Another prize winner in last year's
contest who carried off first honors
this year was Mrs. Martin Harris
in the play writing section. "When
Jenny Comes Marching Home" is
the title of Mrs. Harris' play. It is a
patriotic playlet. Her last year's
play, 1 he Lpper t rust, was pro
duced at the Blackstone in May by
the Press club.
Judges in the poetry, fiction and es
say event were Mrs. V. R. Matthews,
Miss Bertha Baumer and Mr. Ro
selle Davis. Lucien Stephens, Joy
Sutphen and II. M. Thomas judged
Mrs. T. R. Rutledgc, chairman of
the contest committee, announced the
prize winners, who were presented
I with bars, suitably inscribed, which
are to be attached to the Press club
Among the speakers were the city
editors of the three dailies, Leo
Bozelle of the Daily New, C. F.
Sylvester of the World-Herald and
I Charles L. Thomas of Thr- IW-
iviues ureenieaf, .Mrs. Adelaide Ken
nedy and Major and Mrs. W. N.
Hensley of F'ort Omaha. Ella Fleish
man of The Bee presided.
Mrs. Clement Chase and Mrs.
Franklin A. Shotwell are the speakers
at the Orpheum theater this week,
urging Omahans to carry home their
packages instead of having. them de
livered, and to ask for the Red Cross
stamp on each package.
Miss Helen Prall, who is chief li
brarians at Kecwatin, Minn., will
spend the holidays with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. David S. Trail.
Mr9. J. P. Lord intends to close her
house very soon and leave for Camp
Funston, where she will remain near
the camp, as her husband, Major
Lord, is stationed there.
Colonel and Mrs. Charles M. Bun
del are now in Louisville, Ky., where
Colonel Bundel is in command of
the 325th field artillery. Mrs. Bundel
was formerly Miss Enid Valentine of
Mr. L. M. Lowe, who is a student
j at Ames college, will arrived home
Wednesday to spend the holidays
j with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Miss Metr 111.
O winsr to the illness of Miss Olca
Metz it is doubtful whether she will
be able to travel in time to reach
home by Saturday rnorning. Mrs. J.
M. Dauglicrty, who has planned
a dance in honor of Miss Metz and
her guest. Miss Mary Julia Crocker,
will not set the date for the affair un
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Colin enter
tained at their home Sunday in honor
of the confirmation of thw son,
David. Carnations and roses were
used in the decorations. Twenty
guests were present.
Large Bridge Party.
Mrs. Adolph Brown will entertain
60 guests at luncheon at the Black-
stone Thursday. The guests will be
i seated at small tables in the oriental
' room and the luncheon will be fol
j lowed by bridge.
j When You Are Traveling
; Before starting on long trips, when
! it is often inconvenient to get food,
try carrying a package of large rais
j ins or dates, a package of salted pca
I nuts and a package or two of choco
I late. These carry well and are al-
ways read)-. It is the combination of
! these simple foods that is valuable.
I Good Housekeeping.
j Miss Irene Beltz, who has been
I named wcighniaster at a ufilliery at
Beaver Brook, "a., ;s probably the
! first woman to take a position in the
actual operating staff of any coal
mine in the United States.
n,4 ui i aucj(jiiUi j
worthy of Your Gnsideration II
I add-ci-hecttt. I
VsM 1 NECKLACE
ii and additional pearls for !!
l completion have not been j
Oar business is em of ptnnu.
eat customer, net victims.
300 lath St., South. Weed Bldg.
Just Off Farnam.
Advice to Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Dear Miss Fairfax: My friend "O" is In
love with a young man who is drafted, and
they expect to inarry heforo he goes away,
but a friend whom we will call "A' says
that any joung man who would marry a
girl before going to war is a cad; but "B"
says if "C" has a good home and able to
work or do something that It Is perfectly
right for them to get married before the
young man goes away. Do you think "A"
Is justified in railing this young man a cad
If he married "C" 7 Anything ou write
will be greatly appreciated.
A. E. W.
It is ridiculous for an outsider lo attempt
any feeling that approaches an air of fi
nality. Every rase is a separate and in
dividual one. Why should the young people
not have their brief time of happiness and
look forward to a reunion some day? After
all. most of life is ''taking chances." What
I do not believe in is the hysterical, sen
timental affair in which a girl and a sol
dier meet one week and aro married the
next. That Is the hysteria and cmotional-
i lsm ot war "",c- "ut whrn swe,tn?ar"
or long standing nurry ineir marriage oe
eauso of the war, the situation is entire!
No Real Harm.
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 have a sister of CO.
and I am 17 years of age. Some lime ago
my sisier's gentleman friend enlisted In the
United States army at Yaphank, L. T. Whilo
he was out on furlough my sister and myself
were invited to his house for supper, and
on leaving he asked me to write a Jolly
lelter to hiin. I did so. but he did not an
swer. On his second furlough he paid us
a visit and said he voulcl answer my Id
ler, provided 1 would write him another
iolly letter In return. Now. Miss Fairfax,
my sister claims that it is not proper for
me to write to him, because she corresponds
with him, while I think if he gets a cheer
ful letter cnie in a while from me it would
not do any harm. PUZZLED.
No, I don't think it will do any par
ticular harm if both of you remember that
he is jour sister's sweetheart, and If youv
letters are just little friendly notes writ
ten to cheer a lonely soldier. But human
nature Is a little Inclined to fickleness. Tour
sister recognizes this, I suppose, and
onders i you are endangering her happi
ness. Don't you know some really "lonely"
soldier to whom your Jolly letters would
bring a real message of comfort and helpj
Tell Your Sister.
Pear Miss Fairfax: A young man of com
fortable circumstances and good character
lias asuea me to marry him. I am ardently
in love with him and I know that my lov
Is reciprocated. He' Is 22 years of aiec, and
at present is at a training camp. Ho will
be down soon on a one-week furlough, and
he would like me to marry him before h
returns to the camp, as he is likely to be
called to France any moment. .My sister,
with whom I am living, would never ap
prove of this niarriane. Would it be right
for me to do this and keep It a secret.
Really I cannot advise you to marry and
keep it secret from your sister. The thing
to do is to persuade her that your love
Justifies the marriage. AH these questions
of hasty marriages before the brlys go to
the front are very personal ones, and
neither I nor any other outsider is In a po
sition to offer more than a friendly sug
gestion or two. If jou trust your own feel
ings and are ready to sacrifice and wall,
you can afford to go ahead. But if you
have just a sentimental and excited notion
that the whole thing Is rather a good lark. '
don't bind yourself to a man who may be
away for long years, and who may grow
away from you and regret his rashness,
even as you may regret when propinquity
makes jou fancy yourself Interested In some
one who is here while he i3 "over there."
Mother is Right.
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 am a girl of 16. con
sidered attractive and have many accom
plishments. Iam also a favorite with the
hoys. This question which I am asking you
causes many quarrels at home. W hat tims
should a girl re in at ntght who only goes
out two or three nights a week at my age'.'
I am going to graduate from high school
In February. Mother says that the street
is no place at night, but 1 differ, espe
cially when going to school. RUTH K.
Mother Is right. The street at night la
no place for any girl, be she 16, 18, 10 or
00. You say that you differ with mother,
especially since you are a school girl. Well,
I differ with you, "especially since jou are
a school girl." Rta.- at home and study.
Perhaps on Friday and Saturday you might
have a few of your friends visit you at
your home or go to theirs. Tou ought to
he In by 1C:30 or 11 at tho very latest and
you ought not to go out at all on school
nights, ir jou do not devote yourself to
your work now ahd try to make a good
record you will be bitterly sorry some day.
Please believe me, my dear, for unless you
build a good foundation for your "bouse of
life" right now it will not stand up very
well when the storms of experience come
later. Tou will enjoy your "good times"
when you are old enough to appreciate them
far more than you possibly can today when
you ought to be laying in a supply or healLN
wisdom and common sense.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Is it proper for three
joung girls and a married woman of "t
years to go out automobile riding with young
men whom they do not even know, but Just
flirted with and made the engagement right
then and there? They have also asked me
lo go along with them and would also lai.
another young man for myseir. but I am in
doubt whether to go or not. We three clrl
are 17 years of age and before going would
line to ask you for advice. MARJORIE A.
Not only is it Improper for girls to go
motoring with men whom they do not know,
but It is very dangerous. Common sense"
and prudenco o-ght to stop any young girl
from putting herself as completely in the
power of men of whom she knows nolhin?
as she Is when she gets into their automo
bile. The respect that might protect her i,
lacking, and even If the men are fatriy
decent chaps, they are not going to be care
ful and considerate of girls who have acted
as if they were gay and lacking in propriety
and dignity. Tho married woman who does
such a thing is belittling her husband
shamefully. Surely an woman who Is 28
and a wife must know that she Is acting
Inexcusably when she goes off for an auto
ride with men she does not know; and for
her to involve 17-year-old girls In tho same
outrageous proceeding marks her out as
weak, feeble and dangcrjus. If she Is not
An Official Story Teller
In several of the public libraries ot
Canada, story-telling to children has
for some years been a special feature.
Each Saturday morning from fifty to
a hundred children assemble at the
library in a room set apart for the
purpose and called the "Children'-)
room The ages of the children
vary from 6 to 14 years.. At St. John,
New Brunswick, story-telling has
been continued now for three years
This year it has been found advisa
ble to divide the children according to
age and to hold two classes of a
halt hour each. The work has steadily
grown m interest, and the demand for
books of a less trivial type justify t'ifl
work of the committee in charge.
During the summer, when opportun
ity offers and a story-teller of note i?
a guest of the city, notice is given t
the library, and it is often "ossible tc
have a soeciai session.
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