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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1918)
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VOL. XLVIII NO. 32.
Fraz n t
.Our Zero Weather Affects
Neither the Speech Nor
Hearing Hence This
By GABBY DETAYL&. v
HILE John McCprmack was be-
inir interviewed at the ronte-
nelle Friday, his manager, Charles L.
Wagner, told a reporter that John
Vii not know how to talk about him
self, but that his 11-year-old son
would tell everything he knew.
"Why don't you bring the child
long as your press agent?" asked one
of the reporters.
"Yeah, fine! And when he become
21 and asked me where he was when
he should have been getting his edu-.
cation I would have to tell him he
was in Omaha acting as father's press
gent I should feel proud of myself
when he turned on me and said:
'Spent my young life bringin' up
XIEARD en passant at the McCor
J"1 mack concert:
"Those seats on the stage must be
pretty expensive, for there's Mr. and
Mrs. DeForrest Richards up there 1"
"Sorry, to have kept "you waiting,
dear, but I was helping Dorothy
' Black applaud that last encore."
T T STARTED at the Red Crosa sut
gical dressings class last week,
when one young society girl in dis
gust saids'The way some pt these
amateurs work with 'gauze juft kills
me on the vine."
A dainty little Monde friend of hers
repeated the remark with a slight ad
dition: "The way some of the ama
teurs work with gauze just kills me
on the vine and drops me off."
A third of the season's buds passed
it along still further to a captain
friend of hers: "The way some of
these amateurs work, with gauze just
kills me on the vine and drops me
ff an4 plants me for spring, crops."
Now the Red Cross workers are
hoping for a new one for next week,
as this remark seems to have reached
"MOW these two young matrons
frostily- nod their goodmornings.
$e believes the other brainless. And
why not? She admits being in the
light-as-ether class. However, the
brainless one doubs her friend's pat
riotism, loyalty ahd good judgment
It all happened one night when two
young couples were reading the war
and suffrage, news in one of those
cozy apartments where the 20-below-rero
weather remains outside.
, "I think all the women in Washing
ton ought to be shot," declared the
guest. "They are crazy and un
patriotic. During this war time
they ought to forget prohibition and
j What has prohibition and woman s
suffrage got to do with the war?" in
dignantly queried the hostess.
"Haven't you and I a right to say how
the boys shall be taken care of?
Haven't we a right to help make the
laws under which we live?"
"Women haven t the brains that
men have," chirped the guest
"Do you mean to tell me that you
haven't as much sense as your hus
band 1" from the hostess.
"No, I' have not. I never saw a
woman who was as smart as a man."
"And now the hostess believes that
her guest is at least a truthful woman
and knows her limitations. Hence
the frosty good mornings in the West
side apartment from two charming
young matrons who have been devot
ing their leisure hours to war work.
T)IQGENES1 Dipgenesl Where
art thou? We have found an
honest man and are prepared to
prove it Colonel T. W. McCullough
openly, honestly admits that he was
"trimmed" in a game.
TVfc RS. EDWARDPORTER PECK
is panicky. She says that the
white elephant sale is the only thing
on earth that could keep her going
under the strain. Everyone she meets
has a piece of china or an art treas
ure to give her. After their "good
morning, Mrs. Peck," the conversa
tion shifts to some "white elephant"
reposing in their library or a clock
Aunt Jane gave. Mrs. Peck thinks
that after the sale she will be able
to talk "big jobs" to the leading cit
izens of Omaha.
THE Red Cross Nebraska chapter
A almost lost its assistant state di
rector. Leonard L. Trcster. last
He was nearly rro.en to death out
in Franklin county.
Leonard went out on a 200-mile
speaking tour, but he thought he was
going to make it by train. When
he arrived at the county seat he was
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unarming i oung
One of Omaha's loveliest ma
trons is Mrs. T. Swobe. Mrs.
Swobe is of the pronounced
blonde tvrc of beautv and never
fails to excite admiration
wherever she is seen. Many a
soldier boy's heart was made
T glad at Christmas through the f
efforts of this young matron as X
f she labored arduously Ming -
T Christmas packets for our fight- V
j ing men. X
raet by the reception- committee
and an open Ford.
The temperature was only 22 be
low. One of the committee took pity on
the shivering cityite, took him into
a "general store" and rigged him out
in a, big bearskin coat for the "pe
riod of the trip.
Other than sundry nipped ears,
toes and fingers, the assistant state
director is intact.
TITTLE Edward Rose water has
met his first potential tragedy
since his father left for Washington.
Day after day he worried while his
mother wrote her morning letter to
his father. He was not permitted to
interrupt Each evening the mail
carrier brought . a letter from his
father and Edward was banished to
silence while the letter was read and
digested. One week of this was
about all the youngster could endure.
"Mother," he frowned, in despera
tion, "when I marry will I have to
write to my wife EVERY day?"
1IORRORS! Howthe habits of
Xew York do descend upon us.
"All right, I'll send them over,"
said a pretty girl who answered
the telephone in one of the up-to-date
v nth m frr.
- tvMtwtfi "-mill in, mm n " ' " - - - ,
Winter Dancing club party at Harte hall.
E. Z. Kensington club at Prettiest Mile
club, Mrs. C. H. Ballard, hostess.,
Bridge luncheon at Prettiest Mile club,
Mrs. Bert Reavis, hostess.
La Zalle club dancing party at Keep's
academy. . .
Trinity Parish Aid, Mrs. Charles Keller,
Dinner-dance at Prettiest Mile club.
Parties for Yvette Guilbert concert at
Boyd's theater under auspices of
candy shops in the vicinity of Twenty-fourth
and Farnam streets.
A tray was prepared and passed in
nocently by, not knowing that Gabby
was in the neighborhood. It con
tained chicken sandwiches and each
sandwich was accompanied hy at least
one package of Milo cigarcts.
"Where is that tray going?" I
asked the pretty girl.
' Over to the Hamilton,", she replied
with a shrug of the shoulders. "Every
afternoon we send k huge tray filled
with chicken sandwiches and Milos
for the dear ladies who reside in that
apartment building. These smokes
sooth their nerves, so they say, and
SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 20, 1918.
UKW U1MI Vfl UIMItKia vw a
relieving the terrible
battle going on 'over
MRS. J. E. DAVIDSON, who has
11 just returned from New York,
is telling her friends' how lucky Ofna
hans are compared to the New York
ers. Cafes, theaters, department
stores, in fact all public buildings are
so cold that they are very un
comfortable. There is really no, place
to go but home and probably many
easterners who hve only spent
enough time at home to change their
clothes and snatch a hasty meal bere-
Tuesday Morning Musical club.
' Card party given by Fidelis club.
Junior Prom at Keep's academy.'
. Friday Night Dancing club at Metropol
Qui Vive club dancing party at Turpin's X
Dinner-dance at the Blackstone. f
War Relief Benefit performance at Bran- X
' deis theater; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. X
Davidson, ' box party for Saturday f
Night club and line party given by f
Omaha Woman's Press club. X
tofore will become really acquainted
with their own domicile if the coal
"M EWSPAPER persons are pro
A" verbially bored, but Gabby had
never thought about the second gen
eration of them being so.
The wife of one of The face family
suffered from an abscess of the car,
so that she had difficulty in opening
her mouth or in yawning.
"My, but you'd have a hard time,
mother if you went to a party and
couldn't yawn," exclaimed the blase
6-year-old daughter of the house.
Back to dty
T1 HERE is no use, Society, "as
A was" is simply non est, and there
is no use in pretending any longer.
There just naturally are no dances,
the alluring, sleeveless, chiffon frocks
in the shop windows to the contrary,
notwithstanding. Dinners are given
only when absolutely necessary and
then the feminine guests just dash
home from the Red Cross head
quarters long enough to powder
their noses and hurry to the dinner.
Theater sarties? They are pasee also
and the theatrical managers are shak
ing their fast praying heads over the
box office receipts.
In other words, that vast institu
tion formerly known as society has
donned blue serge and low heels and
settled down to business. What
should a society editor think when
she meets former society buds, Miss
Emily Keller, Miss Virginia Offutt,
Miss Margaret Greer Baum, Miss
Blanche Deuell and numberless oth
ers, going to their day's work at the
same time she doesl And then we
haven't mentioned the young matrons
who used to brighten the social cal
endar with their large bridges and
beautifully appointed luncheons. Bless
your heart, they are winding miles
of bandages, providing soldiers' fam
ilies with three meals a day, planning
and executing drives of all kinds and
what time is there left for society?
We all brightened up at the pros
pect of John McCorniack. Surely the
boxes would be filled with the who's
who in their best frocks and if they
didn't dash our hopes by taking the
. (Continued on Pass Twa, Column Three.)
COPY FIVET CENTS.
At Big fiehate
Pink Teas Take the Back
. Row for the Senate's . -Entertainment
By JOHN p. BARRY. ' . ;
IT WAS a great day for Miss Ran
kin. In the house of representa
tives she was the center of interest
for the crowds in the galleries.. She
looked very 'handsome and distin
guished and she was. most becomingly
dressed and her intelligent-youthful
face wore aearly all .the time a most
attractive smile,. , 'the . prettiest ;srtiile
in Washington, after, the president's,"
someone said. On her desk lay a bou
quet of yellow roses. "At her side her
colleagues kept appearing for a con
sultation or a handshake. When she
made her little speech it was with a
carefully prepared and graceful ad
dress, read in a sweet voice that was
hardly strong enough to carry through
the great chamber. ,. i ; ,: . Y
"She has had a hard part to play,"
said a woman near me. "She hasn't
been guided in h.er policy by her in
dividual preferences merely. She ba9
felt herself to be the representative
of all the women in the country and
she has tried to act accordingly. We
were very lucky tp have a woman like
her to. be the; first woman, to; enter
One Magnanimous Man.
Mjss Rankin could not' keep from
smiling at some ' of the. jarguments
that were made against suffrage. The
women in the galleries couldn't either,
though they were evidently on their
good behavior. At moments they
might have been excused if they had
laughed out loud and jeered. But
they were evidently so used to the
old-fashioned platitudes that their use
here was like the repeating of a joke.
One noble gentleman who opposed
political equality spoke highly of
onian m spite oK the attribute for
wnicn woman is not responsmie. tie
wanted his hearers to , understand
that he did not blame a woman for
being a woman; but as she was a
wqnian she could not in reason ex
pect to be allowed to vote.- Another
speaker emphasized what he de
clared to be a- fact, that women could
not bear arms and ne spoke with
scorn of the men "sitting idly in the
gallery," a remark aimed directly at.
several hundred,' including . a good
many in uniform.
. Still another declared that' as a
great many women didn't want the
vote no women should be allowed to
vote, a kl.id of reasoning that he ap
parently believed to be logic. He said,
nothing about the men that had the
vote and didn't want to use it and
never used it or used it only when
they were driven to the polls or led
there by some unworthy reason.
A southern gentleman spoke, very
indignantly of "those women who
rush down here to Washington." A
masculine voice was heard to whisper:
"They oughtn't to rush." and another
masculine voice replied: "They
oughtn't to, while the, trains are so
SlOW." : '
"Oh, What a Spectacle." ;
One representative was like a char
acter in a play As he went on I had
a feeling of unreality. . He declared
that political equality would tend to
"disrupt the family and the'home"
and would, lead to the "production of
ill-temper between'bushand and wife",
and to quarreling. "Oh, what a spec
tacle!" He brought his speech to. a
climax by declaring in a loud voice:
"The four sweetest words, in-the lan
guage are home, - mother . wife and
children." - - . ,-. .
It seemed as if no one could go be
yond this platitudinous champion. But.
his heroics paled in comparison with
the study of woman made by a gentle:
man with a scholarly, face and a pro
fessional manner who, with profound
gravity,! announced that if the amend
ment was carried the day ; would
"mark the decay of the great Ameri
can republic." Even among the most
self-contained of - the women" in the
galleries there was visible agitation.
But' it -quickly subsided. . r .
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