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VOL. XLVIII NO. -
I ' Y I " Sbdiol Calendisiz1 f
' 1 .Qmir Places
tTust a Few Bright Spots
for, This .Week's Topics
By GABBY DETAYLS.
"FATHER'S SON" has ' just
; returned from one of the camps
somewhere in the United States
and father-decided that, inasmuch as
(son's furlough, would probably be of
considerable length, the boy might as
;,wel! -be .useful and learn the business.,-.
' An old acquaintance of 4he family
jfentered the big businesslike office one
day last week and, on' seeing the boy
inhere, asked: -.
"Well, what are you idoing around
here?" . , . , , ,
The young man seemed a little em
barrassed ! for ?a ;.moimwt: and-.then
smilingly replied;- , , '
"M malce the mistakes." '
how y-rnuch salary
i Mrs. Willi
lam Archibald smith
k going to. draw out of the $6,200 net-jed-tdAhe
National League for Wom
an's StrvleSV-fiabbyv overhead r a
f tat" of !z woman- exclaim in a street
car the otherday. " '
Which was most unkind apd might,
have given a false impression. , ,
Neither Mrs; Smith or any other
"worker in the service, league receives
one cent of pay. Even Mrs. Travis,
the office secretary, who gives all day
.every 'day to the work, is a vblunteer
in the) ranks. , '-
' An; audit of the books of the or
ganization since its inception April 4,
1917, 'shows an expenditure of only
$95.-50:.for office help up to date.
1 "This expenditure was really in
f icH by the knitting work We did in
helping the Red Cross. "For strictly
our own work -not even one cent has
-. fbeen paid for office work," said Mrs.
.vjSmith,Jt has.all been volunteer."
.' Wednesday., right in strand
j" H theater box several members of
iociety, who are considered the upper-
crust, .were discussing patriotic society
jind society patriots. ..
"He is doing fairly well considering
hat he is inexperienced, soothed one
Jiiari. ' ' '
I "Are you talking about Secretary
Xj'ewton G. Baker of the United States
;anny?" questioned a member of the
1 "Yes. , Weren't we all talking about
him?" '. ,.'
"Why. Baker is nothing more, than
ft- cheap newspaper man who knows
jhow to get publicity and nothing
about running the war,", declared the
(indignant one. .'.'
"Hush," tame from a silent mem
ber of the box party, "Baker might
. hear of your unkind remarks and feel
, lerribly crushed."
Thd. newspaper person who sat next
to them left the theater, not knowing
whether to feel pompous, like a secre
tary of war, or to shrivel up like' a
- '"cheap newspaper man." -
Y)NE of the Camp Dodge athletes
v who met Funston boys in Omaha
last Saturday evening confided to
Gabby what was an amusing but
jtomewhat embarrassing experience
with an Omaha bud. .
The .pretty little Omaha girl had
isited in Des Moines, where she met
the stalwart 60ldier. 'As the athletic
jteam entered the Fontenelte Saturday
afternoon, when' the tea'daasatit hour
-jr at its height who should he en
counter buthe pwttty little mailt-
She . wa ; delighted jo renew their
ibfief acquaintance and as- they parted
she aiked him to telephone her before
he returned to camp.
. "Thank you,. I will," returned he,
politely. ' t
"But have you my name correctly?
(Tell me it!" the maiden fair command-
f The soldier thus cornered, blushed
Eo the tips of his hair. He had to con
ess that he knew it not at alll
oold keep, your ocndinsr
engagement a secret don't 1eavi
your parcel post package addressed to
, the "man" at Brandeis ! store at the
i jf arceltost counter. Gabby is here,
hy Acre, she's everywhere and is
sure to tell on you! - A certain pack-
ge addressed to a certain youna: lieu-
enant n a certain arsenal was lvins
the cotmter Saturday afternoon and
?PPr eft 'hand corner bore 7 the
Afternoon card party given by
the Columbian club in Ly
Dance and card party given by
the Sacred Heart church at
Lyceum hall. .
Social evening given by the
- Research club at Metropol
itan hall. , ,
X Tuesday ,
' BrianrBeecher wedding
Dinner party given by Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Johnson at their
home. - ' v- . ,
Wednesday . ; Y
' Afternoon party fjr Miss Nan X
j Barrett, Mrs. Earl Burkett,
' , hostess.
' Valentine' dancing1 partjr at
! " the Prettiest Mile club.
Afternoon tea for Miss Nan
Barrett, Mrs. HaroldThom-
Original Cooking club, ... Mrs.,
josepn ( carKer, nosiess. .
, Cinosam club dancing party
at the Scottish Rite cathe-
. draV " ' ' j. ' ' '
Thebilian dub , dancing party
at Turpin's academy.
Saturday . ( (.
; Vaudeville at the Prettiest
"Mile club. .
name pi a beautitul Omafia society
girl who js blond and slehder. viva
clous very. 6he wears blue serge and
white hats lots of times and the young
lieutenant is a brbthepof a, protrjinent
the rest, buf we won't. ' '
(lAPTAIN. JOHN', B: POTTS the
the Neofaska bashospital unit to be
t,ajled'1jMO.eriajc, is- sonietmrtg ot a
Wit. r,,-,i'j, v
'jT WicAf,(iiif)tain Potts-? order were
received The Bee telephoned him for
a photograph. He had none, but very
obhginglV consented to have a sitting.
j, "Who- is-"the best photographer in
Umahar asked the doctor.
"Herman Schonfield, The Bee pho
tograpner, replied the reporter.
"Do you think it is safe for me?
don't know whether !' Want a German
to 'shoot me yt. Wait till I get on
the other side, exclaimed the doctor.
Soldiering grows very duii
times. I he days are so full
drills and the panolpy of war that one
hardly has time to be lonesome, but at
night and especially when there ts
great, golden disk oi a moon in the
sky one s thoughts are liable to wan
der back to happier days. There. is
an officer at Fort Crook who is just
as nice as he can be; in fact, the boys
say he is a perfect lady. F'nallv. in
desperation and with romance in his
soul, one evening one of the Sammies
"'By Gtorge. if we have another
moonlight nightlike this I'm coing to
take Lieutenant out for a walk!
T WO GcrmanVcaders and one Ger-
man srrammar were the onlv
books for which no purchasers could
be found in the book booth at the
White Elephant sale at the Auditor
ium, according to - Mrs. George B
Everybody would grab for the
three lone books, then drop them as
it tney were hot coals, said she.
One old man offered to biiy the
lumber and stepladder in this booth.
but unfortunately (for the coffers of
the National League for Woman's
Service) these belonged to the Audi
torium. ' , j
'l' tit. sophu.ication of youngsters,
even at the slender years of i2y2,
is tne marvel ot the age.
A little Omaha miss of these years
was being reprimanded by her young
mamma for just getting into every
thing, ; principally her mother's cos
"Why will you be so naughty?"
she inquired of her young daughter.
"I not naughty, muwer; I got lots
of pepf ' vas the rejoinders. ;
HEN you belong to as many clubs
as some Omaha women do, it
is' hard to keep' in mind the different
forms for addressing the chairman.
"Madam President" is the usage at
the Omaha Woman's club, so a ripple
of mirth passed over the meetmi
Monday when Mrs. C W, Hayes, who
is an Eastern Star, addressed Mrs.
A. L. Fernald as "Worthy Matron."
T. ITTLE MARGARET LEE GIB
f1. SON was initiated into the my
steries of Sunday school not long"
ago. On her return home her' mother
askei. her how she enjoyed it .
r "It was 'pretty nice," said the little
girl, "but I wanted to tell them about
my sister and they talked about God
-l t 1 -1 '
ou jiim.ii x uiuu i iidvr 4 cnauce.
Last of Dancing Parties. , . ." " ' , ' .
The younj, women of Sacred Heart
church will give the last of their
series of dancing" parties Monday
evening at Lyceum hall. Twenty-second
and Lociwt streets. Several surprise-feature
have been -planned.
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I .. X i't 'h w J X'lV.V. ..: Ill . '-.
the Or- 2 II A t 'n 1.1 . 1
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' '''o.V1!.'. '."W, 'i'u -.fw', Z,, ' Mill
II. 1 1 1 1 a r -M r' l f $ l .',V'v .Villi 1 !
lull iktol S 8 AJIltf .(
Mrs. William Almcron Pixley is
Though described as "little as a minute," she is distinguishing herself for
really big Red Cross service. Mrs. Pixley and her force of helpers packed
every bit of some 90,000 Red Cross supply packages in the Christmas mem
bership drive and is now giving her services in the Casper Yost Red Cross
THIS ear,' perhaps as never. be
. fore, Lent will take on an en
tirely different atmosphere.
Meatless days and whiatless days
and a thousand other days of. conser
vation make the usual Lenten fasts
pale into-insignificance. ,' .
"A Day of Military Life," Febru
ary JO, will open the Lenten social
season, with the military 'spififpre-
ailing. A splendid ' program , has
been arranged by the officers. at Fort
Crook, in which Tall .the activities; of
the boys, in service will be. presented."
The Auditorium has been selected as
the most suitable place for this-performance,
and the men at the fort ah''
licipate a full house. Here are thejr.
I ir."t . 1 ' t c f. . . -
iiioiners , oi , ngnung men, . sisters,,
wives and sweethearts, have only a
ha?y idea of what their relatives en
dure in the way of hardships, and
their idea of the pleasures, in which
every , man takes great interest,! is
eaually indefinite. ,They have - heard
of mess and know that it-has -to--do
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1918.
rse CTir.-H Of CVl l
a most attractive Omaha matron.
with' foodT that" a'' bugle' call Is a
noise, and the taps are merely, to dis
turb the boys who are comfortably
engaged in a desirable occupation.
But all those .who attend 'A Day of
Military Life"' will know exactly what
the fighting boys are doing, how they
spend their "leisure" hours and why
they become fit human beings or die
in the attempt The stories printed
about the boys by the thousands will
be read with more interest and under
standing; v the ' letters received at
home frormthe'boys when ' they 'are
"over ..there'L will have., twice , the
meaning- they -would have were it not
possible to acquaint the - family and
friends with' military life. .'
; The regimental band at Fort Crook
will take part, and, Omahans will re
member the fplendid 'music it fur
nished at the Wljite Elephant sale a
recent success. ,
Our most influential .women and
men are to act as patrons and patron
esses and are enthusiastically gather
ing together their friends by the hun
dreds to make this event not only a
success, but the most brilliant affair
of the -Lenten- season. -The proceeds
auxiliary, composed of telephone c .' v. r.r y
day evenings in the Scottish Rite Culi:cral.
Mrs. Pixley thinks nothing of giving the whole of Monday to this
work, laying out and cutting gauze ready for the girls to work with, su
pervising, teaching and censoring their work, and topping this all by .mak
ing huge piles of sandwiches which Mr., Yost; furnishes the Red Cross
workers. . . .
will be used for athletic equipment for
Louis Sweet, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Sweet of this city, who is with
the 342d infantry at Camp Grant, Illi
nois, has been promoted from second
to first lieutenant
Clarence Darlow, who. was, corporal
of the machine, gun company at Camp
Funston,- passed his examinations for
the aviation section of ; the, signal
corps about ten days ago,' but is still
at Funston awaiting orders , from
' Lieutenant Cedric Potter has made
a record for himself at Fort Dodge in
hand grenade throwing and has had
a class given him for instruction in
this work. Lieutenant Potter- won
the test in hand grenade throwing at
the military athletic contest Saturday
night at the Auditorium. Lieutenant
Cuthbert Potter, of the 337th field ar
tillery, also at Fort Dodge, was chair
man of the entertainment committee
which recently put on a minstrel
show at the"Young'MeaVChristian
employes,! which meets Mon-
association forty, members "of that
company taking part
A letter of January 14 from Lieu
tenant Lyman McConnell in France
to 'his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. R.
McConnell, tells of his transfer from
the Seventy-ninth aerial squadron to
headquarters for staff duty, in the en
gineering department or the signal
Thirty-three thousand six hundred
dressings were shipped from the
war relief rcms in January, making
over 200,000 sent' abroad since Octo
ber, 1916. Every Saturday now it is
the ambition of Miss Carrie Millard
and Mrs. George Jewett to have from
six to eight boxes packed and ready
for shipment, and they have not been
disappointed for some weeks.
An auxiliary of the War Relief has
been started among women employes
of the Bun-ess shirt factory who
meet . Tuesday evenings and finance
their work almost , entirely them
selves. Thi3 week they turned in six-
teen dozen .bath mitts and three and
one-half dozen kbody binders
COPY FIVE CENTS.'
Valentines and Little .God ,
of Love Are Shooting .
. Careers All to' Pieces f
By MELLIFICIA ' o'
MANY an Omaha girl heard re-
gretfully of the marriage of ' '"
Lieutenant Logan McMenemy .
and Miss Elizabeth Talcott of Rock- '
ford, 111., which took place. January
26,' ' in Houston, ; Tex. ; Lieutenant (
McMenemy was a proverbial, heart :
smasher, but s an impartial , oner
If he took one young girl to a dancer
one, evening, it would be another one
who would be seen at the theater with ;
him the next night Dan Cupid'
caught him at last, however, and -an '
account of the pretty military wed-
ding from the Houston Chronicle is
given below: -. , .. t
Captain Clinch Officiates.
"Following a' luncheon at the Rice
for the McSlencmy-Talcott wedding -
party,-at which bridal tones found
embodiment in the decorations given
by bride roses, the wedding ceremony
of , Miss Elizabeth. Talcott, .daughter -of
Mr. and Mrs. Wait Talcott, of .
Rockford, III.,' to Lieutenant Logan .
T, McMenemy, in charge of the fly-,
ing advance school at Ellington field,
was performed by Chaplain Clinch of
Camp Logan Saturday . afternoon.
Three o'clock was the'- hour and
Christ Episcopal church gave' the set
ting. ' , . ' ';"
The bride was attended by 'Mrs,
Russell Lloyd of Chicago, Mri. W. G.;'
O'Fallon of "St. Louis, Misses Janet
Wormwood and- Lucy Derwent of. .
Rockford. ;.Miss Constance Forbes of
Rockford was flower girl, Lieuteiw
ant. Dudley BaRckler; of InduinapolW
served as best-man. . ' - ; - ty -
"The bride wore aii eregant bridal,
gown of. satin with, veil of -real lace.
Her .briilal booqtret .was 'fashioned of
bride, roses and sweet peas. Th !
gowns of attedam were iu old blue
and apricotrand tiey carried... toscw
and hyacinths. , . " t ,
"Miss : Talcott fand the groom's
mother,. Mrs.. v Maty ; McMenemy,
have been in , the ' city.1 for aeVeral 1
weeks and were joined, for, the wed
ding by the' bride's parents, Mr; and .
Mrs. Wait Talcott; her grandmother.
Mrsr William A. -talcott; her 'unties
and aunts, ' Mr. and Mrs.- George
Forbes,- with family;; Mr. jjrid Mr&
Walter A. Forbes,, Mr. . anc1 .Mre.
Antes S. Ruhl, Misses janet Worm-,
wood and Lucy Derwent. The bride- -groom
is also from Rockford, both he
and his bride, being representatives
ot prominent families in social and
business circles,.,, . -. v.,-:r ;
- . Skillful Aviator.":..;'.'',.': '.- '
"Lieutenant McMenemir1 is' recoE-
nized as among the most skillful of
aviators. . Formerly of - Rockford, he -came
to . Houston to assume .charge '
of the cross-country flying "at the
aviation camp. He was. a member of
the squadron who, flying 'over Eu
troit, aided the sale of thtjecond. ;
issue of Liberty bonds, dropping sim
ulated bombs of--paper over the citv
containingmatter in the interest of .
the sale : ' ' ; ; -' , '' '..
'The romance is one of marked in"
terest in Illinois, where it had its be
ginning. .' ., ,v:r. .'v
At the luncheon preceding the cer-'
emony covers were placed for about
fifty, including the out-of-town guests,
Houston friends and associates of
the bridegroom from Ellington field.
Lieutenant and Mrs. McMenemy have
gone on their bridal iournev. their
destination being kept a secret. ' '.
An interesting incident in connec
tion with the wedding was the fact
that the best man. Lieutenant Dudley
Bancker, was himself wedded just a
few hours .previous, his bride being
Miss Thelma Langbein qf Indianapo-,-lis,
who was given in marriage by A.'
S. Ruhl of Rockford, 111. The cere-'
mony was performed by Chaplain'
Clinch at Christ ' Church Episcopal."
1 Sit Valentine's Day. '., '
St Valentine's day comes this week
and the little god of love .has- been,
sharpening his arrows for some time "
past We are expecting some inter
esting announcements soon,- for a v
numbered our Omaha girls have been
seen' about with "special" young men,
all winter. Cupid wears brass but
tons this year, and his.arrdws are
tipped with khaki, but he is just a
wary as ever, and we warn all pretty
young girls to beware of him if thef
prefer a( life' of single blessedness:
Gold-bars and silver bars are likely
to dazzle ns so that we forget they
are plain men who are wearing them,
and just al likely to have an irresisti.
ble way with them as they 4d before ,
they donned ? the uniform. And
then poof goes : the thoughts of a
career for the youns woman, and she
is Mrs. Officer hefore she . hardly
knows what has happened. - . -The
partie. for the week will all be
carried out in the Valentine idea and
hearts an darts will hold sway m
the decorations. Several pre-nuptial
affairs which have been planned for
Miss Nan Barrett will-probably have ?
some unique decorations in the Val- '
entine line. They will be informal af-'
fairs for the most part in keeping with,
the times. Just a few girl friends h.
to wish the charming little brid9Ht$ '
long life and happiness! , ; ,v, v '
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