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ASS'T EDITOR- .,
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1918.
Advice to the Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
to friend and nothlng more.
M'.si Fairfax. Omaha, Neb. Dear Madam.
I li ive t.n-n nailing jour advice to the
ln , r: and the letters they write to
eu. The one that attracted my attention,
w s tin- IWhelor Farmer. I think a verv
"" t fcnd sincere letter, and he really Has
in;, ayjiiiiaiiiy. I think some of the re-.:i-.':
:o not treat him fair. I do think
Ii" is hoiusi. Iut one thing I cannot
un.Vi-s;;itid why lie is go Sure he will be
muiv.i 1,. fur.' he Is 01? How does he
! : '; U he can't choose one from among
Ii . I. Jy fri. nds. how does he know he
v. i'l le able to do that this year. I am a
t'iieneior myself, but I suppose you would
nut cure to give one as old as I am ad
vice. I am 41 years old and I must say
honestly 1 am very lonely. I am five feet
nine Inches In height and weigh 180 pounds.
1 will not boast of a section of land, but I
will say I am very well able to provide a
Kood home for a poor, honest woman who
would be wllllr.fr to make life happy for
me. Or do you think I am too old to think
of getting married now? In the first place
I think I must explain my past life and
just why I have lived until this age alone.
There was one very dear to me to whom
I owed all my life, It necessary. This was
my dear old mother. I lived my life for
her and alone with her and I must say I
was very happy Indeed while she lived with
me, but she died three years ago and I
must say honestly this Is a very lonely
world to live In alone. When a man has
someone close to live for and to love, he
surely can be happy, but alone, there is not
so very much to life. I am not like the
Bachelor Farmer who seems to be so
sure he has so many lady friends. I do
not know If they care for me or not and
while I know a great many good women I
do not know If they care for me. It has
been my good fortune to meet a good many
good women in whom I had all confidence
in, and I must say I have been treated
very kindly by them. But how Is a fellow
going to know that they would be ready
and willing to love you? I am Just lonely
and I write you this, but I do not think
you will care to waste your time with me,
but please do not publish my name. But if
you care to give me any advice same will
be accepted very gratefully by me. I for
got to say I am a Catholic and I think
more of my religion than anything ou
earth. I would be pleased to hear from
you with advice. Do as you think best,
but I suppose you will throw this in the
waste basket. A. BACHELOR.
Had you ever thought of trying your
luck? These lonely women are not going
to declare their love or even their Interest
without an initiative,
Tou are too diffident
Miss Fairfax: I am writing in answer to
the bachelor-farmer's letter. If you think
it worth while and have the space, would
be glad to see It In print. I will let you
Jlr. Bachelor-Farmer: You ask If a de
cent young lady would accept an Introduc
tion in the manner in which you suggest.
It la against all rules of propriety, of
course, but In this particular Instance I
think there might, be extenuating clrcum
starcrs of what you say can be relied on.
It sometimes happens that the best type
of men and women experience difficulty
in meeting, who to their mind, Is the
ideal man or woman, as the case may be.
Your ambition is pardonable, to say the
least. When a man who asks a woman to
share his life and become the mother of
Ins children, ho Is paying her the highest
tribute a man can pay a woman. I mean
u good, pure, clean man, though, for what
lisn is learning, elegance of manner, pain
fully acquired figure of speech and point
of view. If one cannot Instill it In grow
ing plants, which are the only hope that
we have In this world.
What Is your conception of the Ideal
woman? You never voiced your opinion as
tu that. What traits, virtues, character
istics must she possess? What type do
you prefer blondes, brunette or one with
reddish hair? MISS C,
South Side General delivery.
He left his
camp and la now somewhere on the road
to France, I will wait until I hear from
you before I do anything about the ring,
as your advice always seems good.
O. E. M.
The ring is probably just a little token
of friendship. A certain amount of "silly
ness" Is pardonable In the boys who grow
desperate under the strain of military life
and lonesomeness. Thank .him for the
Omaha, Neb. MIbs Fairfax: Could you
please publish In the next edition of your
paper the resident address of Miss Theda
Bara, as I wish to write her a "letter."'
Thanking your kindly for the same. I
remain, yours, D. DALE.
Miss Bara receives her mall through Fox
Company, New York.
The Carfare Question.
Dear Miss Falrras. iat week I was In
troduced to a very nice young man, who
holds a good position. I have met blm
several times since, while on my way to
business, he paying my fare of course, and
that's the point. I do not like the Idea of
his paying my fare, but would not like to
hurt his feelings. Don't you think It would
be perfectly proper to tell hlra?
"GIRL AND HER MOTHER."
Your attitude Is Just right, my dear. This
Is a question which has puzzled a great
many girls, and the only way to manage
It li to talk quite frankly to the young
man concerned. Don't be ungracious and an
nounce that you can pay your own way.
Instead of that, tell him that you enjoy
your accidental meetings, think It very pleas
ant to have a friend with whom to ride
but that you would feel a little more com
fortable if he were to treat you Just as he
would treat another man or as you would
treat another girl, and let you buy your'owu
ticket. The thing may strike blm as very
trivial, and not at all worth r-hlle arguing
about, but make him feel that the con
sciousness that he Is always going to pay
her fare keeps a girls from joining a man
friend when they meet at the station. Fre
quently it Is gracious and wellbred for a
girls to conquer her own feelings and ac
cept the little courtesy which a man is
glad to offer but it Is best to talk the
thing over and not be uncomfortable about
You Are Wrong.
Dear Miss Fairfax: X am a married
woman 21 years of age and have been
married for five years. I have a Utle girl
4 years of age. 1 am a hard worker and
have done all I could to make a borne but
my husband has got so he cannot speak a
pleasunt word and he abuses me, bits me
and everything that goes wrong he says I
am to blame. He has treated me so bad
that I don't love him any more, but there
is a Blngle man that I do love and he loves
me. Now I don't know what to do. The
man I love has a place to keep a woman
and Is very agreeable and would treat a
woman right, but my husband says that
he won't divorce me. Now pleas tell m
what I should do. I am not In a way to
know what would be best. My husband Is
so Jealous that If any man speaks to me
he gets mad. I have always worked bard
to try and get along and to make a living,
but he does not seem to appreciate any
thing that Is done. Please advise me as
to what I should do In The Bee. but with
hold my name, ami I will feel thankful to
There must bo two sides to your story.
If your husband refuses to divorce you he
surely wants you and is not tt terested in
any other woman. Don't be sure that the
other man would be good and kind to you.
A man who makes love to the wife of an
other world, in all proablllty, be unkind
to her If he bad a chance. There Is a great
deal more to think about than work if you
would make your husband happy. Try
being a companion to him and o. Interested
in his affairs by all means be honest and
you may be able to straighten matters cut.
Pear Miss Fairfax: I am engaged to a
soldier who Is now In France. Our engage
ment has not been announced, owing to
the war. I have several othor friends who
are in the service on this side and who
tako me out quite a little and who know
of my engagement. My fiance's family
disapproves of my accepting any attentions
from anybody and have made It uncom
fortable for me. They have also written
to him, exaggerating greatly. As I love
my soldier dearly I hate to have them
make him think otherwise. 8hould I give
up receiving all t'.e little attentions of my
friends, some of them also friends of his?
I would appreciate very much some advice
about the matter. HELEN.
Since the men with whom you are going
about know of your engagement I fancy
they take you out for purely friendly rea
sons and that their respect for you, as well
Why Be So Serious.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am writing to you
for advice that I need very badly. I am
a. younsr girl of 17. I am writing to a
youhg man who left for war about six
months ago. His letters were always Just
friendly letters until about one month ago
when t!,,r became rather silly. He has
sent me pictures of his camp, which I
accepted and the other day he sent me a
beautiful emblem ring. As I do not. care
for him, should I send It back or write
and tell him I will accept it Just as friend
The Grocery and Meat Department in the Mc
Crory 5c and 10c store is the talk of the town.
Have you been there?
Boiling Beef, lb., 10c Tomatoes, can . . lQc
Rib Roast, -lb. 10c Lamb Chops, J-lb. 10c
Our motto is the same as The Washington
Market. Honest Weight, High Quality, Low
WASHINGTON MARKET BRANCH
In the McCrory 5c and 10c Store.
214-216 South 16th Street between Farnam and Douglas.
You want your full money's worth
in the foods you buy. And that is what you get always and
all ways in Iten Quality Products.
You are certainly interested
not only in quantity, but in quality as well and especially in
food values, the real measure of money's worth.
Here are facts about the food value
of Iten Quality Wheat-Savers, as shown by analyses just com
pleted by certified chemists:
Iten Corn Dodgers 1830 calories to the pound
Iten Corn Crackers 1884
Iten Liberty Wafers 1901
Iten Oatmeal Biscuits. . .1928
Iten Graham Biscuits. . .1969
Iten Oatmeal Raisin 1980
Iten Scotch Bannocks. . .2833
These products contain only
J n 'it j. r i xv i
i irom w o 2 7o moisiure.
r Most of the more exDensive
foods contain from 50 to
You know that a "calorie"
is a measure of food value a unit for measuring nutrition. When you compare
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hen Iten Wheat-Savers are served
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as your own dignity, keep you from doing
ona slngla thing that would belittle your
own real love. Of course your flance'a
family have an InUnse loyalty .for their
boy and hate to have you Uo anything that
would aeem In any way to belittle him or
your lovo for him. Prehapa If you would
go to them and explain your position, that
would act their minds at rest. I grant you
that they are narrow-minded. There Is no
real necessity for you to sit at home do
ing nothing because your sweetheart Is on
the other aide. But Isn't It worth whllo
to make aome sacrifice In order to secure
hia complete peace of mindT It Isn't u
question of his faith and trust In you; it
Is Just a question of not putting him In a
position where he has to call on his "re
serve" of loyalty to you. I suggest that
you talk the thing over with hla people, and
It you cannot come to any definite under
standing with them, that you tell him of
your fruitless Interview with them and ask
him to tell you exiictly how he feels about
Don't Be Superstitious.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Will you please tell
me If It la right for two sisters to marry
two brothers. Such Is my case and my
friend saya that a marriage of this kind
generally results In a death. I am patiently
waiting for your answer. CAMILK.
Tour question sounds like a rollo of the
dark ages. And I thought the daya of
Salem witchcraft and equally tragic, blind
superstition were dead and burled. Now
Just use common senae. How under the
sun could the fact that Ann and Mary, sis
ters, married John and William, brothers,
cause death to any of tho four? There la
such a thing In the world as rauso and ef
fect. If when John marries Mary, William
runs after the wedding carrtuge to shower It
with rice and he climbs around In heavy
snow with pumps on and get wet feet to
which he doea not attend, he may get pneu
monia and die that comes from his own
rashness with hla health and doesn't hear any
relationship to the fact that his wife and the
bride are sisters and he and the groom are
brothers. There are reasons for everything
In this world, my desr. Superstition Is lg
noraneo unreasonable. Pon't let thla relic
of an use when people had no education and
were hardly more than animals conquer
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been going
about with a woman tor three years and
: wo vern to ! miwrie.l In the sprmK. but
a few woel.s ami 1 received through a
iriemi a letter site wrote another you: g
man which contained as many affertlonate
words as any bhe ever wrote me. and also
explaining some of my personal business
to this young man, but she confesses to me
that sho only did It through fun and that
she loves no other than mo ami Is sorry
she wrote tho letter. E. H. 1.
I don't like it a bit, What this girl
did was disloyal and undignified. I don't
see what possible "fun" sho got out of tell
ing your atfulis to another man, nor yet
out of wilting him a loving letter. I'm
afraid sho Is a flirt and Inclined to bo
flckla and deceitful. Now that you have
found her out I suppose she Is frightened
at the thought of losing tho love she sud
denly recognises as being valuable to her.
But I do believe In forgiving the repentant
To girl who signs herself Verna: The best
thing for you to do Is keep silent. Tour
tetter could not be published.
To Be Decorated
Nurses are to receive the special
decoration to be awarded the first
seven divisions of the British expedi
tionary force for service between
August 5 to midnight November 22
and 23, 1914, in Belgium or France.
The decoration, now known as the
Star of Mons, will be a bronze star
without a clasp, the ribbon red, white,
"Girls Volunteer Aid" is
Organized for War Work j
A "Girls' Volunteer Aid" organiza
tion to do war work may be organ-
ized in Omaha by Miss Murrel Jef
fries, former Omaha girl, who has
been living in Tanada since the war
began ami who is now home on a
visit. Miss jelTrics vorlo-! art of
the time in a inuniMons factory
The "Girls' Volunteer Aid'' is or
ganized after military fashion. The
plan is to have the organization so
perfected that 1,000 girls can be'
reached for emergency work within
"Wur work in this country is not
at the fever pitch it is in Canada.
American women do not yet real e
the seriousness, as they do in Canada.
where almost cvtry one you meet ,
has a band of crepe around her sleeve 1
Sir on the hat band." i
Five of Miss 'effries" friends were!
killci in one battle.
Business girls in Canada give an
hour each day after working hours,
according to Kliss JefTrit.s.
Soap Famine in Belgium
Causes Real Suffering
"It has been noted several times."
says the Belgian information bureau,
"that soap is almost completely lack
ing in certain places in occupied Bel
gium, where it is sold for an exorbi
tant price. This is the case in the
region of Charlcroi. The working peo
ple, according to a Teutonized Brus
sels journal, do not wash any more,
except after the manner of cats. Con
sequently scurvy is spreading, es
pecially in the homes dependent on
aid, to such a degree that several
communal administrations notably
that of Chatelet are about to take
special measures to' stop this new
scourge. In certain communes es
tablishments are immediately to be
created where those who are con
; animated can take special baths un
der the supervision of doctors and
Cautions for Boiled
Boil them in their jackets if possi
ble so that you need not lose the
valuable mineral matter which lies
close to the skin,
Be sure to remove the water from
boiled potatoes as soon as they are
After draining the water off, don't
let them stand covered; the steam
should be allowed to escape.
Mashed potatoes should not be
smoother down on top. Let the steam
escape and the potatoes will be mealy.1'
Here is a mixed vegetable chowder
that is good. It makes a substantial
dish. Rice and okra may be substi
tuted for potatoes and carrots or al
most any vegetables may be used.
4 potatoes. S T. fat, or a piece of
3 carrots. salt pork.
3 onions. X level T. flour.
1 pint canned toma- S cupa skim milk,
toes. I t. salt.
Cut potatoes and carrots in small
pieces, add enough water to cover,
and cook for 20 minutes. Do not
drain off the water. Brown the
chopped onion in the fat for five min
utes. Add this and the tomatoes to
the vegetables. Heat to boiling, add
two cups of skim milk, and thicken
with flour. Celery tops or green
peppers give good flavor, too.
Ii n -"-NX
what is y 1CJJ
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ELEMENTS ALL NOW
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ministration under Serial
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On-the table it has the exquisite flavor of high-grade cream
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In cake making or cooking you use less because it goes far
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