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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 20, -1918,
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J ohn McConnick Tells
Secrets of His Private Life
And His One Soul Mate
By ADELAIDE KENNERLY.
JOHN' McCORMACK is coming!
We heard this some two weeks
or more in advance. Immediately
our memories took us back over
trails of gossip and we began to won
der about his soul mates. With every
new quality of tone does John take
unto himself a new soul mate, as we
have heard? Has he really deserted
his wife and kiddies for vampires of
Soon our brain began to run riot
with yellow journalism. We must
get a story about these soul mates.
! Corking copy. Of course, we can not
appreciate his lovely songs so much
-when we think of him as a debauche,
but think of the story.
Armed with 17 notebooks and 87
pencils, we sailed forth to meet the
famous McCormack. We met his
manager, Charles L. Wagner, instead.
"John is shaving," smiled the hand
some Charles, who attracted the at
tention of every person in the hotel
lobby, "but if you can wait a few
minutes he will be glad to talk to
After assuring us that John was the
dearest soul in the world and that
there were no secretaries, no valets:
that no Chicago or any other train
had been held up to accommodate their
private cars because they traveled like
regular human beings in Pullman cars,
if there are no red caps they carry
their own bags and attract as little
attention as possible, we saw our sen
sational story waning.
"But listen," we whispered, "tell us
about these soul mates. Is it true
that they are developing his voice and
that with each new quality of tone an
other soul mate is enamored of the
, "What are you saying? (This from
the rosy cheeked, hot tempered
Wagner.) Soul matesi Not for John
vi ri nrm r ir v nil in laiKinir MniiiiT
a 'Wop,' not an'Irish Catholic. Why,
if Mrs, McCormack should hear that
it would break her heart. He is like
r'a big boy in his love for her. If he
-Lrmsn t opt me naiiv lerrer nr wir n
almost weeps and sends long, ex
pensive wires of inquiry as to why he
. is being so neglected.
f T ..II .... T-U
i-.c l nic icis juu auiiiciiifiig, juuu
McCormack is different than most
... T'.(t-.i ...J
.iciiuie. lUCICIIl ill lliaujr wnja uu
here are some of them:
i "He cuts his hair,
."He loves his wife.
"He his two children and is proud
i "He has never had an affair with a
" "He is not a drunkard, but a clean,
sober, lovable boy.
tlis mash notes do not Come from
-more than 60 years old, who call him
jmy aear ooy. iney want to motner
Whew! Now our story has fallen
Hat, but another loomed up on the
horizon of our prospects. Something
tar more wholesome.
"Why, until John came into the
held, tenors, above all neonle. never
had children, the had soul mates,
affinities and disgraceful affairs, al
though they never had half as many
as their press agents created for them
in print Now famous tenors
are trying to scare up a few children,
since John made them popular. Even
our friend. Caruso, is reported to have
found a few." Wagner.
' -7';-' Enters John.
Messrs. McCormack and Wagner
, arrived in Omaha Thursday evening.
They ate a regular meal and bathed
in regular water not champagne or
cologne or smelling salts. After their
dinner they went to the Boyd theater
like regular fellows, bought two seats
in the regular way and enjoyed
"Johnny Get Your Gun" immensely,
so they say, as much as anyone in
(Enters John.) .
"Good morning, Mr. McCormack,"
we smiled our sweetest,
"Howdy, howdy. Say, I want my
breakfast. If you hadn't had any
thing to eat since (we don't remem
ber the time) you'd want some, too."
"Well," we gasped, "does the in
terview end as abruptly as this? Is it
"Shur-r-e. That's all there is to it,"
from laughing Mack.
"Well, it just doesn't, any such
thing. ' You come right here and make
yourself comfortable," we spouted.
And back, he came light a, naughty
child. He wanted to be called back.'
And we didn't mind calling him back.
It was a game which we all entered
into immediately. Sort of an Irish in-
, troduction that gives everybody the
: at-ease feeling.
But the songbird refused to talk
about John McCormack. Said he
didn't know anything about hira worth
' "Tell us the secret of your life," we
"Shur-r-e, that's it But don't let
it out" , , .
Secret of His Life.
"Well, I love Julie and am lawfully.
Regularly and honestly marred to her
"according to the laws of ine United
-States and God. I have two children
and they are legitimate and I love
' them. That is the secret of my life,
but don't you dare let it cut. He
"looked like a kid playing a trick on
We had begun to love Jonn and we
were loving him in a way that would
not offend Julie. He was so playful
we knew he couldn't have soul mates.
.He is too open and frank in his man
ner." Our experience taught us that
the soul-maters are more or less
subtle and take themselves seriously.
' We forgot all about our notebooks
and pencils; forgot all about Mr.
Mack being a great tenor. We saw
"only a smiling Irishman before us.
V Then we went to hear John sing
and understood immediately why the
mothers of men write notes to him,
why they love him.
' Ireland has left her glowing, spark,
ling map on his face and her simple
charm in his manner. Foreign tenors
with unpronouncable names and long
hair may charge $6 per teat if they
like, they may hire unscrupulous
press agents to make them more
wicked than they really are, they may
tS Taw!'1 ''' ' lA
have fits of temper and call it tem
perament and win the applause of the
music world, but they can r.ever win.
along with it, the genuine love of a
John McCormack audience.
Listen, John I
With all this praise we believe in
being honest and frank with the "rea
son' for our story. Hence we beg of
you to listen, John, while we whisper
something into your ear:
We note from your profile that you
are getting fat.
Dudley Wolfe is now in Italy in the
ambulance service, having been trans
ferred there from France.
Lieutenant Ben Gallagher, who was
at Camp Dodge, is now in the quar
termaster general's office in Wash
ington, and his mother, Mrs. Ben
Gallagher, expects to go on in Febru
ary to see him.
. Captain Robert Shiverjck of the
ordnance department is 'stationed in
Washington. His brother, Major
Nathan Shiverick, is still at Camp
Funston, where he is senior instructor
of the reserve corps.
Jack Uaum, formerly of this city,
and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baum,
has been in training for the coast
aviation, first at the Boston School
of Technology and then at Pensacola,
Fla. About a week ago he was sent
to Washington, where he is in charge
of the equipment for flying stations
here and abroad.
.John Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. H. Loomis, mailed last Sunday for
London to take up his duties at the
American embassy. His wife, for
merly Miss Florence Gcddes of To
ledo, could not accompany him, as
there is a wartime ruling against
wives going abroad with their hus
bands in the service. She is with her
mother at Glenwood, Fla.
Victor Caldwell has won his com
mission as second lieutenant at Fort
Omaha and is assigned to the fifth
Sacred Heart Students' Party.
Miss Vesta Lewleff entertained the
members of the junior class of the Sa
cred Heart High school at a baby
party at her home Thursday evening.
The guests came dressed as children
and they included:
Ml uses Ml.tfs
Uagaret Motter, I.oreti Prlcrson,
Orthft HlaoK. Valeria Rohr.
Marie Btnmbom, Mario Soat,
Alberta Jfagnr. (Catherine Lanlff.
Miss Marion Lanspa, formerly of
Omaha, was married Tuesday at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Lanspa, in Alverno, Neb., to
Mr. Joseph Thomas Reisdorf, former
ly of Shelby. The young people will
make their home in David City, Neb.
Back to Society
Best to the Concert
(Continued From Pate One.)
boxes out! We went, nevertheless, in
the hopes of seeing big line parties
and instead we found ourselves
bounded on the north by a stout
person in tweed and on the west by
a chilly draft from a flimsy door in
our breezy Auditorium. When the
concert began, we forgot that we
were there to see the society folks,
for who could remember their duties
when John McCormack sings
The white elephant sale next week
will be the eve..t of the week and will
be talked of for many weeks to come.
Society maids and matrons will be
there in profusion, to say nothing of
the many handsome white elephants
in the shape of victrolas, donkies and
orchids I There will also be soldiers
and a jazz band and we refuse to
tell you any more, you must go and
see for yourself.
Story Tellers Elect
Miss Theresa M. Hobden was
elected president of the C. O. Story
Tellers' league at the annual meeting
held Friday evening at the home of
Miss Edith Tegtmeyer. Miss Kate
Winsdale is the retiring president.
Miss Eloise Hillis is the new vice
president and Miss Isabel Graham secretary-treasurer.
The world's great
epics will be studied the next term, it
was decided, and current topics will
occupy part of the meeting hour. The
program committee included Misses
Grace Meyer, Kate Hungerford, Edith
Tegtmeyer and Kate Winslade.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Mushkin an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Grace, to Mr. Nelson Civin
of New York. The date of the wed
ding has not been set
Fidelis club of St. Cecilia's parish
will give a card, party Thursday aft
ernoon in the school auditorium. High
five and bridge are the games to be
Whist Club Luncheon.
The White Shrine Whist club will
give a luncheon followed by a card
party, Thursday, at the New Masonic
temple. Reservations may be made by
calling Mrs. H. J. Holmes, secretary.
Miss Kathleen Dimeen will be
hostess at luncheon for the 'members
of the Bluebird Knitting club at her
home Saturday. The guests will in
clude: MtMta Mlaart
Kathleen McOraff, Elliabeth Dimeen,
Roae McOrath. Mary McCalnivllle,
Katharine Lannan, Clair Dimeen.
Mrs. O. S. Harvey entertained at a
card party at her home Thursday af-
Mrs. G. K. Jacogson Bride
Of Military Man
A very pretty wedding took place
Thursday at high noon, when Miss
Gladys Beatrice Fulton became the
bride of Mr. G. Kenneth Jacobson, at
the home of the bride's parents in
Lincoln. Miss Bertha Hunt sang a
solo before the ceremony, accompan
ied by Miss May Loughridge, who
also played the wedding march.
The bride was gowned in white net
over pink silk and carried a shower
bouquet of white roses.
After a wedding breakfast the
bride and bridegroom came to
Omaha, where they were honor
guests at a dinner "party given Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Archer at their home
Thursday evening. They will remain
in Omaha for the present as Mr.
Jacobson is in the signal officers' re
serve corps at Fort Omaha.
The out-of-town guests at the wed
ding were Mrs. W. E. Jacobson of
Council Bluffs, Mrs. S. O. Jennings
oi noise, xaano; Mr. John Jacobson
and his sons, Mr. Alfred Jacobson
and Hon. John E. Jacobson, of Lex
tended the affair atid the evening was
spent in dancing. Mrs. Gilligan will
remain with her mother for the pres
ent, as her husband is a member of
the ambulance corps at Camp Fun
ston. Pleasures Past
The Pagalco club entertained at a
(skating party at Miller park, Thurs
day evening, after which they were
entertained at supper at the home of
Mr. and Airs. John MornL The mem
bers present were:
A. B. Kaamlrskl.
The Vesta Xis club also entertained
at the home of Misses Betty and Rose
Dixon, Saturday evening, in honor of
Miss Marie O'Connor. Those present
H. B. Ruffner,
Maria O Connor,
Miss Kitty Horan entertained, Mon
day evenine. in honor of Miss Marie
O'Connor, who leaves Sunday for Chi
cago to resume her studies at the Art
studio. The guests present were:
Maria O'Connor. Beast O'Connor.
Gertrude Furnees, Rose Dixon,
Betty Dixon, Mattle Farmer.
Sadie Horan. Helen Costello,
Mildred Murray, Winnie Farmer.
council Bluff, la.
Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
O'Connor gave a farewell dinner for
them Friday evening. Dancing and
vocal selections by Mr. Gale Hood
Dr. L W. Edwards, 24th
and Farnam, wish to call the
public's attention to the Chiro
practic talk on Page 2-B.
ternoon in honor of Mrs. Vensian
Dermody and Mrs. T. F. Ham, both
of whom are moving away from the
city. Eleven gueste were present at
For Soldier's Bride,,
Mrs. Earl Shaw entertained at
miscellaneous shower at her home
Friday evening in honor of Mrs.
Frank Gilligan, who was formerly
Miss Ethel Cullen. a bride of the
last week. Twenty-five guests at-
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