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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1918)
WOMAN'S SECTION OF HUE BEE
TliUJ LU: UA1A11A, SATUKDAY, J'UttKUAKY. 'JU, 11)18.
A Rocky Road to the Income
Taa: 0ice a Girl Reporter
By ELLA FLEISHMAN.
"Pay your income tax before March
My gaze caught the inscription on a
street car sign, but it made no im
pression on me, being one of those
care-free mortals unbothered by in-
cpmes. but wait Every single per
son who earns over $1,000 a year must
make returns," I read on.
That made me sit up and take no
tice. It might apply to me. I was
single and thought I made more than
$1,000, though I wasn't sure, never
having had that much money all at
once to count be fore in my life.
" Painfully and laboriously, for arith
metic is not my forte (that's why I am
a newspaper reporter), I added up my
weekly stipends and found that I had
to pay an income tax. But where
and how and to whom? I didn't know
any more than the man in the moon.
Circumlocutiously (yep, spelled cor
rectly, I discovered that it had to be
done in the internal revenue depart
ment in the federal building, alias
Between Us Girls.
"Does that street car sign know
what it is talking about? And do
females come under that class of sin
gle persons or does it apply only to
men?'' I asked Joy Higgins, who does
Uncle Sam the honor of laboring in
his musty old internal revenue de
partment. I say she does Uncle Sam
an honor, because "Joy" has no place
there. She's a different kind of "spir
it" than the one revenues used to be
paid for before May 1, last. Joy
writes poetry and can act and she
loves birds, so I would have her out
in the sunlight all the time.
Anyway, Joy told me the street car
ad was the right dope and for me
not to wait until February 28 before
attending to this matter, or I might
be clapped into prison, so I hurried
over to the postoffice and wandered
about on the first floor for a time,
finding nothing but stamps and letter
boxes and things. Then I got into an
elevator and stayed In it till the ele
vator man called out "Second floor,
CAROLYN OF THE CORNERS. By Ruth
t;i A clean-cut story of everyday life,
with a heroine who practiced the gos
pel of "looking up" and making things
"a wee b it better." Carolyn May
Cameron is a character that will live
: long in fiction she is so natural, so
wholesome, so thoroughly worth
while. To become acquainted with
her is like letting in the sunshine and
looking up at the blue sky.
RED RUTH. By Anna Ratner Shapiro. Arc
Publishing company. 1.35.
s Intensely interesting and giving ex
cellent food for thought. It deals
4 with the fundamentals of human na
ture and presents them in a story
which holds its interests to the end.
4 -The lesson is good, the philosophy in
spiring and the thread of life is hu
man though mystical.
THE3 FINDINO OF NORAH. By Eugenia
Brook! Frothlngham. Houghton-Mifflin
c: company. 75 cents.
; Should the modern woman marry a
man with whose political beliefs she
profoundly disagrees? Miss Frothing-
" ham answers this question in a ro
: 'inance that illuminates the mental at
titude of America during the three
momentous months of 1917 when the
country was hesitating on the brink
A STORIES OF THE CAVE PEOPLE. By
Mary E. Slarcy. Charles H. Kerr & Co.
Stories of the save people show the
- first steps in human progress during
the period of prehistoric savagery
through the discovery of tools, wean
ons and the use of fire. In story
form with questions for teachers
EASTERN RED. By Helen Huntington. G.
P. Putnam's Sons. $1.50.
This is the story of two married
women whose lives in outward things
are strongly contrasted, but whose
personal problem is nevertheless
much the same and tells of the way
of escape which each . sought from
conditions that had become intoler
able. The characters are drawn with
exceptional veracity and the drama of
their lives takes a strong hold on the
reader's sympathy. The story is of
the present, characterized by the un
rest that is gnawing at the heart of
things the rebellion of the spirit
against the old standards on the one
hand and on the other the weight of
tradition and the discipline of habit
that restrain action.
THE NEW BUSINESS OF FARMING By
Julian A. Dlraock. Frederick A, Stokes
A condensed handbook on the busi
ness side of farming, with the im
portant subjects standing out in re
? lief so that they can be easily grasped
both by the city man, who returns to
the soil, and by the "born and bred"
SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT. By J. S.
Knox, Knox School ot Salesmanship and
In this book the emphasis is placed
upon management management of
self, management of the home, man
agement of the community, manage
ment of finance, management of busi
ness. It is a compilation of modern
business and managerial strategy. It
gives the methods that have built
soifet of the grandest organizations in
this country, and at the same time
points out managerial methods which
can and will be adapted by every
wide-awake manager who reads this
ested public much material which will
enable that public to become more in
telligent purchasers 6f gem-set jew
elry. TACTICS AND DUTIES FOR TRENCH
FIGHTING, by Georges Bertrand and
Oscar N. Solbert, G. P. Putnam's Sons,
This book deals with principles and
examples of methods of warfare.
COMMON MEN AND WOMEN, by Harold
W. Uammans; the Four Seas Co.
Some of the contents of this book,
which the author has written in
"Rhythmus," are: "On the Sand,"
"As I Step to the Porch," "A Janu
ary Rain," and "Browning Enters."
COMPANIONS OF THE WAT, by Rev. Ed
ward M. Chapman; Houghton, Mifflin Co.
A practical book for the young,
taking up the problems of faith and
conduct, presenting the Christian re
ligion as a vital, living thine and em
phasizing the idea that one should be
efficient as well as good.
REED VOICES, by James B. Kenyon; James
T. White & Co.
Dr. Kenyon's verse is highly fin
ished and exquisitely melodious, and
in his nature poems the reader never
tires of the refreshment drawn from
woods and streams as from a foun
tain of Vaucluse. In these poems the
poor prisoner bound in city walls
forgets the. bondage of his lot and
dreams he hears again the far-off
forest calls, the lullaby of brooks
and waterfalls, and bird-notes sifted
through sunlit leaves.
WOMEN AND WAR WORK, by Helen F.
Fraser; G. Arnold Shaw Co., $1.60.
The contents of this book deal with
the spirit of women. Organization
and its Pitfalls, Hospitals Red Cross
V. A. D.; Bringing Blighty to the
Soldiers; Woman-power for Man
power; Women and Munitions; The
Protection of Women in Industry;
The Women's Land Army; War Sav
ings; Food Production and Conser
vation; the W. A. A. C's; War and
Morals: What the War Has Done
for Women, and Reconstruction.
OUTHEASTERN EUROPE, by Vladislav
R. Savlo; Fleming 11. Revell Co., $1.60.
This book makes an appeal to ev
ery intelligent reader who wishes to
have the knowledge necessary to
form an independent opinion as to
the conditions on which durable peace
shall rest. M. Savic is a native berb
who, through service as correspon
dent nf th Enelish cress, has been
brought in close touch with British
internal revenue department, last
room down the hall to your left hand.
Pay your income taxes now" all in
"That's us," exclaimed the men in
the elevator in unison, and down the
hall we filed to the designated room
where another crowd oreceded us,
The men were armed with bank
books, cancelled checks, tax receipts,
etc., but, boasting none such emolu
ments of rank, I stood betore trie
counter with them. Finally my chance
came, and a nice old man waited on
"I want to pay my tax," I said,
"All right. Make out this return."
He handed me a large folder of many
typewritten questions, and my heart
sank into my shoes.
"Do I have to answer all these ques
tions?" I asked weaklv.
"Yes, but I'll help you," he volun
teered, for which 1 was everlastingly
He's Decent, at That.
After I had satisfied him about my
name, address and present condition
of servitude, etc. (No, girls, he doesn't
ask how old you are, but that's all
you can hold back), he began to fire
these questions at my thoroughly be
"Married or single?"
"Single." I told him, but he persist
ed in asking, "How many children do
"Any other dependants?"
That being settled, he pursued an
"Any other income besides your
salary? How much bank or savings
accounts?" (In this day of II. C. of
"Any property? How much taxes
do you pay?"
I am very honest, so I told him
about the taxes. I pay on $50 worth
of personal property. You remember,
I did that in order to vote for the
school board, and he said, if I wanted
to, he would deduct a per cent of the
amount I paid on taxes, but as that
would be about 2 cents, I told him
not to bother his head doing so much
"Ella" Not "Emma."
It seems that all mv first answers
precluded any possibility of his firing
any more ot the questions on the
pamphlet at me, so I got off easy.
Then he rapidly figured out what my
tax was. wrote it down on some
thing, made me sign it, then handed
me a duplicate slip to hand to the
cashier when I paid my tax. I noticed
he had spelled my name "Emma,"
which I protest, being pretty well sat
isfied with "Ella," on account of Ella
Wheeler Wilcox and other famous
women writers, but I felt sorry for
the poor man on account of the lots
of work he had to do between now
and March 1.
Oh, how much income tax did I
Well, yon couldn't buy a house or
lot or automobile or diamond ring
or any such like with the amount (ex
cept in the 10-cent store). You might
see "Cleopatra" or "Thais" with it,
and still have something left for ice
Brought to You
By the Automobile
Our Good Roads Are Due to the
Automobile More Than to Any
Other Single Factor.
Mf"r THE BEST
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WAR NURSING. By Minnie Goodnow, B. N.
W. B. Saunders Co. 11.50.
Miss Goodnow, who is war nurse
in France, has prepared this book in
response to a demand for a short,
comprehensive history of nursing
suited to the average student and
graduate. It gives the main facts of
nursing history from the beginning to
the present time. Sufficient details
and personalities have been added to
give color and interest and to present
a picture of the times described. The
chapter summaries give in a few
words the chief events in each period.
THE FIELD BOOK OF INSECTS. By Frank
E. Luti. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $2.50.
This volume is uniform with the
F. Schuyler Mathews Field Books of
Birds, Trees and Flowers. The author
makes this fascinating study of in
sects easy for the amateur, but is
also greatly helped in his identifica
tions by the great quantity of illus
trations, many in color, by Edna F.
THE ECONOMIC CAUSES OF WAR. By
Achille Lorla. Charles H. Kerr & Co. $1.
In this work the author shows that
commerce between nations made
necessary at a very early stage some
form of international law, to protect
the merchants engaged in a trade
that was of vital necessity to each
nation engaged in it. He shows also
how war, the temporary destruction
of international law. was caused by
the growth of manufacturing inter
ests which could profit by the de
struction of the industries of other
TEXT BOOK OF PRECIOUS STONES, by
Frank B. Wade, B. S.; G. P. Putnam's
Presents in as natural an order as
possible the fundamental principles
and methods in use for identifying
precious stones. Every portion of
the subject that a gem merchant
needs to know has been considered
and there is provided for the inter-J
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The delicious Ice Cream combination we want you to
set before your family on Sunday is
Assorted French Fruit, Fresh Nutt and Chocolats
Everybody will want a second helping.
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Preparedness in everything you should always bear In mind.
Remember that a penny saved keeps the pantry shelve well lined,
E nvironment soon tells its tale wherever yon may be,
P eople judge us for what we are, not by what they see.
A rt in buying should be studied well, learn to economize.
Restrict yourselves to certain things if you would be wise.
E ntertain your guests to meals put up by new devices,
D elightful dishes can be made which are easy and entices.
N selecting to read our price list, very often will mislead,
E ven the best are apt to mistakes if in haste you read,
S o let us show you personally at our "Main Store" or our "Branch,"
S ure bargains the Washington Market gives, so come while there's a chance.
Hindquarters of Lamb, lb 21c
Forequarters Iamb,' per lb 18c
Lamb Chops, per lb 20c
Fancy Veal Chops, lb 20c
Fancy Veal Roast, lb 20c
Veal Roast, with pocket for dressing
per lb., at 16 Vic
Round or Sirloin Steak, lb. ...... . .22Vac
Fresh Beef Tongues, lb 20c
Pork Tenderloin, per lb ...33'iC
Boiling Beef, per lb 12Vc
Rump Roast, per lb 20c
3ugar Cured Breakfast Baron, lb...333c
No. 1 Skinned Hams, half or whole, 28c
Compound Lard, per lb 25c
Pure Lard, per lb ...30c
6 lbs. Ground Bones 25c
Red Kidney or Chilli Beans 11 Vic
Hand Picked Navy Beans, lb 14Vsc
All Kinds Fancy Apples, box $1.69
Extra Fancy Potatoes, peck 30c
Extra Fancy Leaf Lettuce, t bunches 10c
Extra Fancy Head Lettuce, S for. ...23c
All Brands Creamery Butter, lb.... Sic
Good Oleomargarine, lb 25c
Regular 85c Coffee, per lb... 28c
Large Jars Mince Meat 24c
Large Jars Queen Olives 24c
All Brands Soup, per can 9c
Peaches or Plums, in syrup, 2 cans.. 25c
Corn Syrup, per 10-lb. can 89c
Extra Fancy Dry Prunes, lb 14c
Seedless Raisins, lb 14c
Hebe Milk, 2 cans 25c
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To us in America let Europe act to the contrary;
if it will the dearest things in the world are human
effort and time. Also, we of America believe that
recreation is economy, because it makes people health
ier, happier and more efficient.
Consider, just as a single phase of economy and
human convenience and resultant human happiness
how the motor car is responsible for good roads.
The people of America talked good roads for a
century. But since it was possible for horses to pull wag
ons through the mud and over bumps, with light loads
and great waste of time, they continued to do so. Roads
didn't improve much.
Then along came the automobile, with manifold
greater possibilities of transportation, both passenger
and freight. The mind of man was awakened. The am
bition of man was quickened. The energy of man was
spurred by a will to do.
Result better paved city streets, smooth, solid,'
well kept country roads.
Better roads have quickened the delivery of farm
produce in the city with less cost economy for both
producer and consumer.
They have made possible quicker and more fre
quent delivery of mail to the farmer.
They have enhanced the value of every acre of
suburban and farm property.
They have made the country easy of access for
city people and the'eity easy of access for country peo
ple. They have established a closer fellowship between
man and his fellow beings. They have added to bodily
and mental recreation and thereby increased the sum
of human happiness.
Pick out your car at the automobile show, February
25 to March 2.
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