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VOL. XLVII NO. 37.
Wlhiirl in Capital
Nebraska Women's Club
Formally Organized to
Help Women and Girls
Who Go to Capital
Washington Bureau of
. The Omaha Bee, 1311 0. Street
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. (Spe
cial.) There are no busier
women in all Washington than
Nebraska women. They do
little else but war work, and this is now
concentrated upon women having
knitted themselves almost into nerv.
. ous prostration for soldiers and sail
There is a great army of women and
girls who have cdme from all parts
of the country, to take positions in
the extra work attendant upon the
conditions or today, ihe congres
sional club, composed of the wives,
mothers, sisters and daughters of rep
resentatives and senators, conceived
Ihe idea a few weeks ago of organiz
ing into state groups for the protec
tion and aid of these new-comers, -v
Last week there were 20 of the Ne
braska women, wives of the members
of the delegation in congress and some
of the residents of Washington, orig
inally Nebraskans, met in the office
of Representative Shallenberger and
formally organized into the Nebraska
Women's Washington club. ,
Will locate Girls.
-Every effort is being made to lo
cate women and girls who have come
here from that state and plans have
already been made for a tea for them,
at which they may 'meet .the wives of
the members of the delegation and
other women worth while who are in
terested in the same work. It will be'
given on Saturday afternoon, March
Mrs. Cfcorge W. Norris, wife of the
senator from Nebraska, Ns the presi
dent of the club; Mrs. C Frank
Reavis, wife of the representative from
Falls City, Neb., vice president, and
Mrs. John L. McGrew, wife of, a
resident of the state, is the secretary.
The next meeting will be held in the
office of Senator Norris in the senate
building next Tuesday, - when '' the
members will report to each other the
names of all women and girls they
have been able to locate.
Mrs. Harrison's Tea.
Mrs. Russell B. Harrison had . a
pretty and interesting tea on Friday
afternoon of last week, in her hand
some apartment at 186$ Columbia
Road. She asked xnly Nebraska
women outside the congressional cir
cle, who are staying temporarily in
Washington. Mr. Charles Saunders
arrived from Omaha just in time to
be the lion of the occasion. He will
spend some time with his mother and
trister. Mrs. Charles Green of Oma
ha poured tea for Mrs. Harrison, and
there were something over a. dozen
women in the company. Mrs. Alvin
Saunders, mother of the hostess, was
quite the guest of honor. She has
'covered from a slight illness.
x The chancellor of the state univer
sity of Nebraska and Mrs. Avery
who have recently come to Washing
ton for an indefinite stay, are with
Mrs. Root Rhodes, prominent in all
civic and philanthropic work irf
Smart Set D dings.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank. Harrison of
Lincoln are recent arrivals and are
settled at 112 New York avenue.
Miss Grace Shallenberger, daugh
ter of the representative from Alva,
will have as her guest for a time Miss
Jess Killian of Wahoo, who arrived
t!'s week. The Shallenbergers are at
Congress hall, which has a real
colony of congressional people.
ihe speaker and Mrs. Champ Clark
have been there for many years, with
several interruptions when they spent
a winter or so now and then in a house
They are there again this winter and
Mrs. Clark has had a number of in
teresting receptions on Wednesdays.
She always does something different
from the conventional even on these
occasions, and usually has a little talk
or address or program of some sort
before the tea pouring. Last Wed
nesday Mrs. Clark spoke at 4 o'clock,
on "War Time Religion," followed by
Miss Elizabeth Ellicott Poe on the
subject of "Morale Building Women's
Work in War Time."
Miss Poe is general secretary of the
Women's Navel Service, incorporated,
one of the greatest organisations of
women in the world. She is the com
mandant, of the camps which have
been conducted so successfully in
Washington and at several other
places the last two summers, where
,women and girls are taught military
tactics and Red Cross work."
.Mrs. Kusseu narnson enieriainco
i dinner company of young people for
rr son, William Henry Harrison, last
Mrs. Victor B. Caldwell lelt Thtirs
lay for Jacksonville, Fla., to see her
oh and his wife, Lieutenant and Mrs.
John Caldwell, the former having
been at the quartermaster training
school there Since December,
1 Lee, Ofez ff
?tHKrSrFFAfS PA ore
Mrs. Lee 'Huff is vice chairman to Mrs. Frank W. Carmichael in the Red Cross public workshop. Here Mrs. Huff's business experience,
for she was associated with her husband in the' automobile business for six years, is particularly valuable, for the public shop has many workers
'and a great output of hospital supplies each-week. . ,
Mrs. Huff was one of the many patriotic women who' adopted the 'war-time custom of giving no Christmas gifts to friends, but many to
the soldiers. She sent a great number of Christmas packets weighing seven pounds each to our soldier boys at the front. Not long ago she
received two "Thank you" notes. One was from Captain J. C. Foster of the Seventh company. United States Marines, who had given one of
Mrs. Huffs packets to a very young soldier who otherwise would have had no Christmas. ( . . , , .
The, other letter was from Major G. A. Edmonds of the official quartermaster's .department, American expeditionary forces. ' "If you
rtuld-fcave seen the joy oh the boys' faces it would have repaid you for your efforts to make the soldiers' Christmas a happy one," wrote the
major. , i - .
Mrs. Huff gives Monday and Friday and part of each other day in the week to service in the public workshop.
It Was'-Eirer Thus
With Hen and
and IHIit&ry Life
THE interest of the younger' men
and maids centers around the
wedding of Miss Nan Barrett
and Mr. Jack Hughes, which will take
place Thursday imornirigjat the home
of the bride. In keeping with the
Lenten season it will be a quiet home
affair, but it will be a most charming
wedding, you may be sure. Little
Miss Barrett will make a lovely bride
and we have it all "visioned". out in
our minds' just how pretty the wed
ding will be. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Barrett will entertain at dinner at
their home Wednesday evening in
honor of Miss Barrett and her fiance.
Every day this week has been filled
with affairs for theypopular bride
The WinteV Dancing club will give
its last party Saturday evening at
Harte hall. Sixteen of the members
of the club are now in the service of
Uncle Sam, and so at the closing
party every .member may ask another i
Plroff. FUnf Wo'-Plnk: . x ' '
. - Tea Lectarer" Comas . .
To Omaha Friday
"Alsace-Lorraine" will be the first
of "Problems of the Peace , Settle
ment" ProV F. M. Fling will discuss
in his lecture Friday at 8:15 o clock
in the court house. This is one of a
series to be given under the auspices
of the Equal Franchise society. .
Prof. Fling is head of the depart
ment of European history, University
of Nebraska, and is a recognized au
thority on .problems of the war.
Frof. Fling has the further distinc
tion in Omaha of being about ' the
only lecturer who draws large num
bers of men to his'talks.
The professor is no "pink-tea lec
turer," as one of his admirers ex
man and -a girl to make up the de
ficiency of those who are gone.
Service flags for the men in khaki
wi!ldecorate the hall and the music
will be of a patriotic character. A
number of Fort Omaha officers and
cadets have been invited, so that the
A.. . " '
OMAHA,, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1918.
Will Lecture lor the
Vassar Club Monday
Miss Helen Fraser of England will
lecture on "Woman's Work in the
War" Monday at 4 o'clock in the
Fontenelle for the benefit of the Dur
yea war . relief. The Vassar club,
which sponsors the lecture, -will en
tertain Miss Fraser at luncheon at the
Omaha club, preceding the lecture.
Vassar girls, as well as alumnae,"'
will -attend the affair, reservations for
which are in charge of Mrs. Arthur
Miss Fraser came to America last
November at 'the invitation of the
women's -committee of the Council
for National Defense and of several
women's colleges, including Vassar.
whose president had taken a special
interest in bringing her to America
Miss Fraser has been engaged in war
work in England ever since the war
began, and is an organizer for the
national war savings committee in
; - ' k .
. . .
offl L forW.S.'in
The first state conference of the
National League for Woman's Serv
ice will be held in' Omaha Thursday
with, three national officers, wJio are
in Kansas City this .week for the na
tional meeting, in attendance. They
are Miss Grace Parker of New York,
commandant; Miss Maud Wetmore
of Rhode Island, chairman, and Mrs.
Coffin Van Rensselaer of New York,
a director. Mrs. J. Langworthy Tay
lor of Lincoln, state chairman, will
also be here.
There' will t a business conference
of the visitors with board members
in the morning in the league's rooms
in the court house; a. large luncheon
at ;he Fontenelle at 1 o'clock, for
which reservations are being taken.
by Mrs. L. J. Jiealey, and an open
meeting in the afternoon in the Fonte
nelle ball room.
Judge and Mrs. W. D. McHugh
and Mrs. D. M. Vinsonhaler left
.Thursday for California
Luncheon for Miss Helen Fraser given by the Vas
sal club at the Omaha club.
Afternoon card party given by Vesta chapter at
Dinner given for Hughes-Barrett bridal party by
i Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barrett.
Parties for Bauer concert at Boyd theater.
Card party at the Prettiest Mile club.
Comus club, Mrs. George Morris, hostess.
Hughes-Barrett wedding at the home of the bride's
f Original Cooking club, Mrs. Moshier Colpetzer,
Cinosam Danping club party at the Scottish Rite
Luncheon at the Fontenelle given by the National
League for "Voman's Service.
Formal dancing party given by the Winter Dancing
club at Harte hall.
, Dinner-dance at the Prettiest Mile club. .
By GABBY DETAYLS.
(( A 'RE you going to work In the
J warehouse on Washington's
birthday?" came the voice of
a woman worker over the telephone
to Mrs. Howard Baldrige, state cen
sor in the Red Cross inspection ware
house, ope day last week.
"Do you think the kaiser will lay
off just because it is Washington's
birthday?" countered Mrs. Baldrige.
"Well, then, I think we will not let up
on the work."
The Baldrige family is enlisted ip0
per cent against the German foe. Mrs.
Baldrige gives her entire time to Red
Cross work, . Mr. Baldrige made
speeches all over the state in the war
savings certificate campaign and their
son, Malcolm Baldrige, is now getting
ready to go across the water.
"The kaiser hasn't a ghost of a
chance with all three of us after
him," the young captain wrote his
parents in a reccnHetter.
A DOTING relative presented little
Margaret Thomas, , niece of our
"City Ed." with one of the new knit
ted sweater blouses. Margaret im
mediately began to beg permission of
her mother to wearthe new blouse
to school and. did not desist until her
mother asked her:
- "Margaret, why are you so eager
to wear it to school?"
"Well, you know, mother, teacher
doesn't let the children wear their
sweaters in the school room, so she
will say: 'Margaret, take off your
"Then I will say 'it isn't a sweater,
it's amiddy blouse, teacher,' " replied
fENTRAL High school students
are in a quandary. They love their
teachers so it's hard for them to de
cide in which one to place their con
fidence when it comes to a matter of
choice between two of them.
Miss Jessie Towne, head of the
English department, and Miss Susan
Paxson, head of the Latin depart
ment, are the principals in this story.
Miss Paxson told her Latin classes
60 per cent of the words in the Eng
lish language are derived from the
Latin. Miss Towne told the same
students in their English classes that
99 per cent of the words in the Eng
lish language are derived from the
Anglo-Saxon. , .
Help I Who will referee this high
CJPECIAL bulletin from headquar-
ters of General Dan Cupid:
A most charming girl, right under
our very noses, is even now planning
just how the white satin gown will
be fashioned and whether the white
chiffon mist commonly known as a
veil will be long or short She is-a
very pretty blonde and he is one of
our most popular" bachelor?. Gabby
is going to let you guess the rest this
time for these are war time j and these
special bulletins are always censored.
Q NE muddy day lat week little
Thomas Austin came into his
home with 10 or a dozen boys trail
ing after him, A more bedraggled
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
lot of 4'dungsters never climbed thft
steps of any heftse. They evidently
had sham battles or real battles in the
"Thomas," said Mrs. Austin, "why
do you bring ail those dirty children
into the house?"
"Aw, well, we gotta play, don't we?"
said little Tommy in self-defense.
"But why bring that little colored
"Why, mother, he is the best fighter
in the whole- school," defiantly an
nounced the juvenile leader:
Now Mrs. Austin knows that every
cloud has a silver lining somewhere.
T THE Masefield lecture on the
"horrors of war" and the suffer
ing of people who now merely exist
in the war-ridden nations of Europe
two prominent women of Omaha sat
staring at each other. Finally in des- .
neration one said to the other: 'You
have a hat almost exactly like my last
"Well," said . Mrs. Party-of-the-Second-Part,
"looks to me like yo
had one like my last spring hat."
Timidly breathed the Lady-of-the-First-Part:
"I got this at the White
Elephant sale and fixed it a little."
"It was mine," laughed the Lady-of-the-Secbnd-Part.
So they agreed that during these
daye of H. C. L. and conservation
it would be all right and patriotic for
society folks et al to give and buy
at White Elephantfsales.
QNE f Omaha's "beautiful blond"
rJ matrons whose sense of humor
is as keen as her wits has decided to
come down to earth and quit trying to
put 6n airs.
A new Bohemian servant was- em--.,
ployed. Said our brown-eyed, golden-haired
matron: "You must dress
in uniform. Here is your black dress
and white cap,apron suit. When the
door bell rings take this tray, present
it to the caller and bring it to me."
In an hour the door bell rang. The
4.--..t . ... .
maia iook me tray, openea tne aoor
and presented her mistress with a
caller's card. A quick glance for
madam disclosed the fact that the '
maid was uniformed, but her feet
were very large and bare.
"What'a the use to be swell any
how," said our friend, who has de
cided that her natural charm will
take her farther than any pose.
JUDGE BRYCE CRAWFORD ia
" the champion man knitter of the ,
state, his friends assert They are
even willing to arrange a knitting
contest between him and Judge Cur
tis L. Day of Pender, who has ambi
tions alon? the knitting line.
The Omaha legal light's friends'
would bet money on him, because so
far Judgp Day has only knit a muf
fler, while Judge Crawford knits
socks, an infinitely more difficult task
Judge Crawford has but, one faults
to rind with the soothing pastime.
That is that he can't talk and purl at
thex same time. Whenever it is very
quiet in the house the family know
thai the judge is busy. hi fcnitynj
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