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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1917)
M Ella Fleishman,
Effifl ASS'T EDITOR-
THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25. 1917.
By MELLIFICIADec. 21.
Christmas "Giving" a Different Sort
Is the Christmas spirit dead? We
have heard so often in the weeks past,
"There won't be any Christmas this
year," "We will just take Christmas
off the calendar this season," etc., but
as the day draws near it seems to me
that it is the most Christmassy one
I have ever known.
"Christmas" means "giving" and
surely that has been done this year.
Think of the men and women who
have pushed their own affairs in the
background and have worked night
and day to make this great Red Cross
campaign a success; think of the wo
men who have cooked and sewed and
planned that our soldiers at the forts
might not be forgotten on the great
day; think of the numbers of women
who have worked untiringly for
months making surgical supplies that
our fighting men might be saved,
think of the girls who stood on the
street corners one icy day, not long
ago, and asked the passerby for money
that the poor kiddies in our own
town might not suffer from diseased
teeth. Surely, this is giving, in the
highest sense, for these workers gave
themselves, the greatest gift of all
Can the Christmas spirit be dead?
There will not be so many gayly
wrapped packages exchanged this
year nor so many dainty greeting
cards left at our doors by a burdened
postman, but there is a warmer,
deeper feeling ff kinship among us
all this year than ever before.
The Christmas spirit is here, it's
everywhere 1 It's an epidemic, and we
have all caught it 1 Watch the people
on the streets, jn the shops,' every'
where you go and you will see it, it
shines from their eyes and radiates
from their smile.
Dickens' immortal Christmas carol
always comes to our minds at this
happy season and so 1 11 say witn
Tiny Tim, "God bless us, everyone I"
New Engagement Rings.
Interesting rumors come of two en
gagements. The two young women
in question attended the University
club dinner-dance Saturday evening
and both wore their new engagement
rings. One of the young women, who
is of the petite brunette, type, is a
well-known society girl and her oldest
brother's engagement announcement
was made Sunday. Her fiance is an
officer at the balloon . school. The
wedding will be postponed until after
the war. .
The other girl, who lives in the
Field club district, is engaged to a
former young business man of the
city, who has recently enlisted in
Uncle Sam's service. It is whispered
that he will leave the city very soon
for a training camp on the Pacific
coast and the wedding plans will be
delayed until after the war.
Mrs James P. English announces
the engagement of her daughter, Miss
Margaret, to Richard D. O'Neill, the
wedding to take place January 10 at
9 o'clock at St. Peter's church.
Miss English is the eldest of seven
attractive daughters in the English
family. She is a graduate of Sacred
Heart academy and has been very ac
tive in various charitable organiza
tions since her graduation. Mr. O'Neill
is a prominent young business man of
The wedding will be a very quiet
one, with the relatives and intimate
Among those entertaining at dinner
at the Blackstone Christmas day will
be Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Milroy, who
will have seven guests; Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Coit, who will entertain a party
of six, and Mr. D. P. Benedict, who
will entertain a party of 13 guests.
The marriage of Miss Anna Gross,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gross, to Arnold Flesch, was solem
nized last night at 6 o'clock at the
home of the bride's parents, 2762 Burt
street, by Rabbi Frederick Cohn.
Tea Dansant New Year.
Mrs. Clement Chase and Mrs. Waite
Squier will give a tea dansant New
Year's afternoon at the Chase home
in honor of their daughters, Miss
Helena Chase and Miss Catherine
Squier. The party was formerly an
nounced as a New Year's eve dancing
Dinner for Helen and Grace Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C Smith will
entertain at dinner at the Blackstone
this evening in honor of their daugh
ter?, Miis Helen and Miss Grace
Smith. - The guests will be seated at
small .tables which will be without
decoration as Mrj. Smith does not
believe in elaborate decorations in
war time. Thirty-five guests will be
present at the affair and following the
dinner will attend the dancing party
given for Miss Mary Morsman and
Miss Virginia I'ixley at the Black
Chi Kang Club.
The Chi Kang club, composed of
high school girls, will give a dancing
party at Turpin's academy Friday
Nurse Club to Give Dinner.
The Nurse club of Omaha will give
a dance Friday night at Keep's acad
emy for the benefit of war nurses in
France. The fund is to build huts for
them and supply a few comforts dur
ing their rest periods.
A- committee composed of the fol
lowing nurses have charge of the
.Teane Goodman H. L. Skavlen
Lola Lewis -Mary 0111
Jennie Clirlsllanson 3. A. Perry.
Anna Andrews. '
Smokers will learn with interest
that tobacco owes its flavor largely
to the process of curing which the
leaves unJergo after being stripped
from the plant. This process has gen
erally been attributed to the action
of bacteria, which have been found in
considerable numbers on the dry
leaves, or to that of ferments de
veloped by the leaves themselves.
Recently, however, it has been shown
that the so-called fermentation of to
bacco is simply a process of oxida
tion in which iron salts play an essen
tial part as catalytic agents, without
the intervention of either bacteria
Numerous Family Re
unions in Omaha Will
Be Feature of Today
Numerous family reunions will take
place m various homes today. Mrs. fc.
W. ash will have a tamily dinner
party. Mr. and Mrs. George Meyers
and daughters, the Misses Barbeau,
Esther and Mary Mathilde, arrived
Friday to spend the week with Mrs.
Xash and will be honor guests at the
dinner party. Other out-of-town
guests will include: Mr. and Mrs,
Kremer Bain of Butte, Mont., and
James Woodward of Round-Up,
Mont Twenty-six relatives of Mrs.
Nash will gather about the Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Congdon will
entertain at a family dinner today
Christmas greens will decorate the
table and covers will be laid for Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur S. Rogers, Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert French of Baton Rouge
La., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forgan of
New iork, Miss Josephine Congdon
Master Edward Rogers, little Misses
Martha Ann Rogers and Joan trench
and Mrs J. R. Lehmer.
The C. C Allison home will be the
scene of a happy reunion today.
Gathered around the family dinner
table will be: John D. Creighton, Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Daugherty, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Creighton, Miss Ellen
Creighton. Masters John. Edward and
William J Creighton, Mrs. F. A. Nash,
Master F. A. Nash, jr., Miss Emma
Nash, Mr. and Mrs. John C.
Daugherty, Edward Daugherty,
Geoige Daugherty, Miss Claire
Daugherty, Master John Martin
Daugherty, little Miss Mary Eulilia
Daugherty, Miss Grace Allison, Mr.
Charles Allison and W. J. Connelle.
Omahans Attend Four
Conventions in One Week
At the National Capital
Attending four national conventions
in one week is the record made by
two Omaha women, Mrs. C. J. Rob
erts and Mrs. William Berry, who are
home from Washington, D. G, where
they went as delegates to the national
Women's Christian Temoerance
When not at the temperance ses
sion Mrs. Roberts and Mr- Berry
were in attendance at the national suf
frage Council of Women and Anti
Saloon league meetings. There' was
an anti-suffrage convention in Wash
ington at the same time but this
meeting the women did not attend.
Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Berrv were
in the house of representatives when
the whole Nebraska delegation voled
"aye" on the temperance amendment.
Mrs. Roberts visited in Baltimore en
C. L Samuelsons Announces
Engagement of Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Samuelson an
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Lillie Wilhelmina, to Ar
thur W. Wahlstrom, at a dinner given
Sunday night at which only relatives
were present. No date has been set
for the wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sanford Hof-
fert, jr., of St Joseph, Mo., arrived
Saturday to spend the holidays with
friends and relatives in the city.
Mrs. Byron B. Oberst and two
daughters of North Platte will spend
the holidays with Mr. Oberst s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Oberst,
Lieutenant Byron Oberst, who is sta
tioned at camp Cody, will be unable
to reach home for Christmas.
Joseph V. Johnson, assistant cashier
at the American State bank, leaves
shortly after the first of the year to
enter the officers' training camp at
Lieutenant Commander N. W. Post
who is with the Atlantic fleet, will ar
rive Christmas morning to spend
few days with his family.
Miss Marjorie Menold arrived home
Sunday morning from Bradford acad
emy, Bradford, Mass.
Miss Erna Hadra left Thursday for
Kansas City, where she will spend the
holidays, returning January 2.
Miss Arline Abbott, Wilson Bryans,
Willard Green and Talcott Carnaby
are home from the state university for
tiie holidays. .
Jarvis Offutt, who is in the aviation
branch of the service, expects to sail
for France some time in January, as
ne has received his sailing orders.
Miss Mary Julia Crocker of San
Francisco, who was to have returned
home with Miss Olga Metz for the
holidays, will not be able to come, as
she has contracted the German meas
les and will be forced to stay in Chi
cago. Miss Metz, who has also had
the disease, is. much improved and
will arrive home Christmas morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Baker of
Chicago, " formerly of Oinaha, are
spending the holidays with Mr
Lieutenant Everett Burke who is
stationed at Camp Dodge is home for
Lieutenant and Mrs. Winfield 0
Shrum, also of Camp Dodge, arrived
Aionaay morning to spend Christmas
with Mrs. Shrum's brother, Mr.
Charles Gardner and Mrs. Gardner.
Omahans who are stopping at the
Hotel Clark in Los Angeles are W.
H. Smith, Mrs. Madeline Krug, L. G.
Beanland. Charles M. Dobson and F.
War May Hit Mulberries
The threat t- the Lombardy plains
recalls Addison's explanation why the
inhabitants o northern Italy especial
ly dreaded that these fertile lowlands
should ever be a field of battle.
In that dire event, he tells us. the
rows of white mulberry trees, which
are notable features of the landscape,
would be destroyed, and their de
struction would spell ruin to many
industries, says the London "Chron
icle." For the leaves fed swarms of
silkworms, swine and poultry fatten
ed on the kllen fruit, the trunks of
the trees were props for the vines,
and the spreading, umbrageous
branches gave to the cornfields de
sired protection from the fierce heat
of the summer sun. AH which is as
true today as two centuries aso.
Soliloqmj of Ilodern Eve
Christmas is a great day or a mockery just as
we individuals choose to make it. : : :
By ADELAIDE KENNERLY.
THERE is but one way to enjoy Christmas, and that is the entirely
unselfish way thinking of others.
The practice of giving presents, if for selfish or obligatory reason,
is abominable and destroys the spirit that would probably find a little, or
a great big, place in the hearts of most persons.
Christmas does not mean a day set apart on which to gorge oneself
a day on which to become a glutton and the day following, a grouch.
Not Merely Horns and Holly.
Christmas doesn't mean merely a lot of horns and holly so often
used as an excuse for hilarious conduct.
Christmas should not only be a happy day but a holy day. It should
be filled with love unselfish love for the human kind. A love to per
meate throughout the year.
Today wc should be thankful that we are able to give so much to
our boys in the trenches, to the great humane work, Red Cross.
Our Home Poor.
Our home poor should receive assistance a "little from our spilling
Above all things, send messages of love to all parts of the country
and help to build the spirit of Christianity, truly and sincerely.
Christmas is a great day or a mockery, just as we individuals choose
to make it. and we should be willing to take full responsibility for the
Honor Guests at
Miss Virginia - Pixley and MissSpected. The out-of-town guests will
Kary Morsman will be honor guests
at a Christmas dancing party which
will be given this evening by their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William A.
I'ixley and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mors
man, jr. The ball room will not be
decorated as the party will be made as
simple as possible and supper will
be served in the Chinese room at
small tables. Colonel and Mrs. Doug
las Settle of Fort Crook will assist
as will Colonel and Mrs. Louis Nutt
man of Fort Riley, who who are ex-
Temples in Japan
The choicest examples of the mar
velous art crafts of Japan are to be
seen in the .temples founded by the
shoguns of old Japan. An extensive
traveler, visiting the . sanctuaries of
Shimba, remarks: "One is over
whelmed at each step by the richness
of materials, the prodigality of the
decoratiofi, the fineness of details and
the solemn magnificance of the entire
Idols, or sacred images, as they are
sometimes called, are much in evi
dence. Millions of sculptural Buddhas
of all sizes, both wood and stone, em
bellish the buildings and the temple
There are today more than 200.000
sanctuaries, both Shinto and Buddhist,
scattered up and down the island em
pire. There are 10,000 in and about
Kyoto, once the sacred capital of Nip
pon. For thousands of years it has been
a Japanese custom to build a shrine
by the roadside where the wayfarer
may enter and refresh the soul. Here
the rank and file go to pray and woo
the favor of the gods. A priest
dressed in a long robe of red silk
conducts the service, preaching two
1 0, Boy of Yesterday
O, little lad of yesterday, O, boy who used to be,
Who used to come at twilight and lean against my knee,
Or snuggle close against my breast with drowsy little sigh,
While I would sing the song you loved, the tree-top lullaby;
You told me all your boyish joys, untouched by life's great fear,
Your eyes were frank to meet my own, your laugh was sweet and clear;
My kisses used to soothe and heal your fingers bruised at play
But you have grown apart from me, O, boy of yesterday.
O, little lad of yesterday, O, boy who used to be,
No more you come at twilight to lean against my knee;
Your eyes have lost the dust of dreams, you pass my yearning hand.
You do not tell your griefs to me "I would not understand,"
You look into the face of life as though you were afraid,
I cannot heal with kisses now the bruises time has made;
You've locked the portals of your heart, and I must turn away,
For you have grown apart from me, O, boy of yesterday.
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be Miss Ellen Catlin of St. Paul, and
Miss Betty Mitchell of Fort Riley,
who are the holiday guests of Miss
One hundred and twenty guests
will attend the affair. Beside the
school set there will be some of the
debutante set and officers from the
balloon school, who will be guest at
the party. Among them will be Miss
Virginia Offutt, Miss Esther Wil
helm, Lieutenants Philip Chase,
David Hammond, Jarvis Offutt and
George Stocking of Camp Dodge.
short sermons for the edification of
a handful of women, girls and old
In the large temples of the cities a
company of priests in white, yellow
and brown robes takes part in the
services, regularly held on the 1st and
15th of the .nonth, usually in the
afternoon or evening, says an ex
change. The opening hymns are sung,
accompanied by flutes and other in
struments. Of late years some of the
Buddist leaders have introduced the
organ to aid them in making the
temple music more pleasing and in
spiring. Do You Know
The mountain regions of Cuba in
clude many ridges and valleys of ex
tremely fertile land, nearly all un
touched, and existing practically as
they did before the time of the
The two main ingredients in the
manufacture of linoleum are cork and
linseed oil, to which are added smaller
quantities of kauri gum, resin and
pigments of various kinds?
A Danish physician named Svindt,
who has made many artificial legs out
of papier mache is now making arti
ficial feet out of paper pulp?
For Merry Folks
AFTER the Christmas dinner
when the family is assembled
from far and near, there is
usually an hour or two of
games. Most families include such
mixed ages that the sole requirement
of a good Christmas game is that it
shall be easy and shall create mirth.
The stunts and games described be
low all have those two qualifications;
and in addition most of them can be
done at a moment's notice.
A pleasant idea for seating guests
at the Christmas dinner instead of
the usual place cards is to hand each
guest a slip of ..aper before he enters
the dining room. Each slip of paper
bears a line from "The Night Before
Christmas," the hostess holding the
first line. As the reads it, she takes
her place; then the guest holding the
second line takes the place at the
hostess' right and so on, each succeed
ing line directing to the next place
at the table. Of course care is taken
in giving out the lines that the guests
will occupy the places originally in
tended for them.
The guests, in twos, go through
the following dialogue without smil
ing If one smiles he must pay a for
feit. Twp people, each carrying a
lighted candle, solemnly approach
each other from opposite ends of the
First speaker: The king of Hunky
Bunky is defunct and dead.
Second speaker: Alas, alas, alas,
alas. How died his majesty?
First speaker: Just so, just so, just
Second speaker: How sad, how sad,
The speakers then back away from
each other bowing as they go.
The Song Stunt.
Someone plays a familiar song on
the piano, for instance "Dixie." Then
the company sings the song, each
person singing one word. The first
person sings "I," the next, "wish,"
the next "I" and so on. If anyone
makes a mistake either in word or
tune he must drop out and the object
is to see who can stay in the game
The Parliamentary Speech.
One leader starts a speech on, say,
"Suffrage," for instance, and he has
to be watcheu very closely; for when
he throws out his left hand, in gestic
ulation, all must shout "Heart
hearl" and when he throws out his
right hand, his hearers clap their
hands. When he throws out both
hands, his he ers both clap and
cheer. If a listener makes a mistake
with the cheering or clapping, that
listener must make the next speech.
Apple Passing Race. The com
pany is divided into two groups, each
of which forms a line. To the leaders
are given baskets of apples, and to
the people at the ends of the lines
are given empty baskets. The object
is to see which side can send all the
apples down the line into the emp
ty basket first. But if an apple is
fumbled, it must be returned to the
head of the line and started down
Hoop Race The company .is di
vided as for the apple passing race.
To each leader is given a large hoop
wound with Christmas colors. The
leader holds the hoop above his head
then drops it over his body in such
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a way that it does not touch the
person. If it does touch, he must
start over arain. Each person in
succession does the same thing with
the hoop, and the object is to see
which line can send the hoop down
A Nonsense Track Meet
The company may be divided into
two groups for a mother nature track
meet. In each contest a person from
one side is pitted against a contestant
from the opposite side. If there is
plenty of time, each person may take
part in each stunt; but it is possible
to have just two people do each
1. The Grasshopper Race Who
can make quickest time hopping
across the floor on one foot.
2. Bumblebee Contest Who can
say say B-z-z-i-z longest , without
drawing a breath.
3. Pig-rooting Contest Who first
can push a tennis ball across the room
with his forehead. .
4. Weeding the Flower Beds
Who can pick the most black beans
from a bowl full of red, white and
black ones, in a given time.
5. The Cross-Cockatoo Contest
Who can keep longest from smiling.
6. Ant Hill Building Contest
Who can be the speediest in putting
small shot into a bottle without spill
7. Catching Fireflies Who can
blow out the most candles at one
8. The Heron Contest Who can
stand on one foot on a small foot
stool and keep his balance the long
est 9. The Nibbling-Mouse Contest
Who, by tasting, can guess most of
the following ingredients: Salt, pow
dered sugar,, cornstarch, borax, flour,
Seven Years Old Tomorrow (Dec 26)
Lohse, Gale Windsor
Bonacorso, Sena ..Pacific
Moore, Harold Walter ..Saunders
Lavine, Axis Pauline. .Clifton Hill
Eight Years Old Tomorrow:
Polifka, Helen Lincoln
Moyer, Stewart Long
Swcigard, Amelia ......West Side
Pivonka, Zdenka Comenius
Winans, Marie Hawthorne
Lyon, J. Stevens Franklin
Tolrn, Joseph Holy Family
Lazaranitch, Mollie ....West Side
Edmunds, Tames M. Central Park
Bosanck, Charles Lincoln
Nine Years Old Tomorrow:
.Tsard, Harold ......... Druid Hill
Heavrin, Ralph So. Lincoln
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our customers and friends
who have been delayed in
completing their. Christmas
shopping and for those who
have been surprised by the
receipt of Christmas pres
ents and wish to reciprocate,
our store will be open all day
today Christmas and
every evening during Holi
Our Annual Holiday
Clearance Sale Begins
today and continues to and
includes New Year's Day.
This great Holiday Sale is
the event of the year, and af
fords you an opportunity to obtain
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1 can tomatoes.
1 ainall "talk of celery,
1 Bermuda onion.
1 tableapoonful chopped chives,
1 clove of garlic, I . '
1 green pepper,
1j teaspoonfuls of aalt. ' ii .
Chop the onion and celery together
with the pepper and put them Into
a stew pan with the tomatoes. Cut;
the clove of garlic in half, tie it up irt
cheesecloth and add, letting the sauce
simmer for at least half an hour. Then
add the salt and the chives. Toast a
full slice of bread for each egg and
then heat a hatter-cake griddle as yo(l
would for breakfast cakes. Merely
wipe the griddle well with a greasy
cloth and break' the eggs in it. They
will cook almost exactly like batter
cakes and when they have bubble'd
up, turn them for an instant to keen
the yolk whole. Put one on each
piece of toast, browned side up. and
cover all the eggs with Creole sauce.
A dash of paprika adds to the flavor.
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the year and wish j
them all a
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