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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1918.
No Whispering When Women Censor Surgical Dressings
By MELLIFICIAMch. 1.
Summer Hats All Winter.
Straw ht all the year 'round I
'How does that sound? Mis Grace
Parker of Hew York, national com
mandant of the Woman' Service
league, issued the edict that service
league workers who wear the regu
lation uniform will wear straw hats,
summer and winter. Miss Parker's
hat is a tailor-made-looking sailor
with the league button on the front
In New York women wear their vel
vet hats in August and their straw
ones in December. The Palm Beach
fans started the style and so it has
grown until even little Miss $7-DoHar-a-Week
Shop Girl does likewise.
This is extravagant and foolish, es
pecially in these times of conserva
tion, and Miss Parker believes in the
straw hat all the year 'round. Of
course, it would be a little, incongru
ous to be caught out in a blizzard
with a rose-wreathed toque, so the
simple black sailor will be good taste
even in midwinter.
In the different branches of the
, service league work each woman has
a special uniform. The truck drivers
wear smart khaki outfits, short coat,
knickers and leather puttees; the can
teen workers have their special uni
form, too, and the service league
women who are engaged in other
branches of the work are urged to
wear the simple blue serge dress with
the black straw hat. ,
Miss Parker wore no insignia of
rank, although she Is the national
commandant, but later she will wear
the braid on her sleeve that will cor
respond with the stars and bars of
For Miss Parker.
Miss Grace Parker of New York
was the speaker at the public affairs
luncheon today at the Chamber of
Commerce. Because of Miss Par
ker's diversified interests in war ac
tivities, men who are at the head of
the different war work organizations
in Omaha were seated at the speak
er's table. They were: Messrs. Gur
don W. Wsttles, John L. Kennedy,
Frank Tudson, T. C. Byrne, E. F.
Folds, C. C. George, O. T. Eastman,
Ward M. Burgess, H. H. Baldrige
and Randall Brown. Mrs. W. W.
Langworthy Taylor, Mrs. William A.
Smith and Mrs. Clement Chase of
the Woman's Service league were
also at the guest table, Mrs. Chase
presiding ana introducing the speak
ers. ,, ;, ' ,' ' ' .I." ';
For the Future'.
Miss Florence Ringle and Mrs. J.
Abramson will entertain at dinner
Sunday at the Blackstone in honor
of Mrs. Samuel Cohn, a recent bride.
The guests have been asked to bring
articles for the kitchen for the honor
guest. Twenty-five guests have been
invited to the affair and they will be
seated at one long table decorated
with pink and white roses. The after
noon will be spent with cards and
Dancing Party. -
Tkfr. Jordan Peters and Mr. Munson
Dale will give a dancing party this
evening for the members of the high
school set at Harte halK t
The Week-End Danqmg club will
give party at the Fontenelle Satur
day evening. .
At Prettiest Mils Club.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Skoglund will
entertain at dinner Saturday even
ing at the Prettiest Mile club in honor
of Mrs. Skoglund's mother, Mrs. Mor
ris Minix of Madison, Wis. Covers
will be laid for 10 guests.
Bridge ' Luncheon.
Mrs. Louis N. Platner entertained
at a bridge luncheon at the Black
stone today. The guests included the
members of a bridge club and covers
were laid for 11.
Soldier and Nurses at Parry.
A unique party was given Tuesday
evening at the home of Mrs. Ford
Hovey by 16 young women. Miss
Elizabeth Boone of Junction City,
Kan., who is a guest at the Hovey
home, was honor guest at the affair.
Sixteen of the men from Fort Oma
ha attended the parry. The girls
wore Red Cross nurses costumes and
the Red Cross was used in the deco
rations. The girls have a camouflage
band and they gave several numbers.
Readings were also given.
French Prof essor
' To Lecture Monday
Prof. Ceitre, teacher of English
literature in the Bordeaux university,
will speak on the subject, "The Moral
Heroism of France," Monday eve
ning in the assembly room of the City
National bank. The lecture will be
given under the auspices of 1'AUiance
Ecd Cross Ffotes
1 Burt county leads the state in Red
Cross membership per capita. Red
Cross members make up 72.5 per cent
of the population. Kimball county is
second and Grant third.
Mrs. H. I. Baldrige, state censor,'
reports that from the opening of the
warehouse, December 1, to February
' 1 there have been 443,208 articles
shipped to an eastern port for sending
abroad, 7,019 distributed to Fort
Crook and 8,590 sent to Fort Omaha.
Mrs. ' Anton Dredla, chairman of
the. surgical dressings at Crete, Neb
and Miss Zella Johnson, secretary of
the Alliance, Neb., surgical dressings
department, are in Omaha taking a
special course in the state instruction
room, Wead building.
In the Junior auxiliary campaign the
best record is held by the Eustis chap,
ter; The members realized $284.80
from a box supper held in the school
on . the evening of February 22. The
money was spent to buy yarn and sup
plies for the knitting and ' surgical
The boys of -the school made the ta
bles and chairs in their manual train
ing classes, which are used by the
small workers for the Red Cross.
A daughter was born Thursday to
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Pose water.
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Standish re
turned Thursday from an eastern trip.
Mrs. Martin Sugarman was called
to New York Wednesday Ijy the seri
ous illness of her mother.
Mrs. Charles E. Johannes, who has
spent the winter in New York, is
now with friends in St. Augustine,
Fla. On her way south Mrs. Johannes
visited Colonel and Mrs. Herbert M.
Lord. Colonel Lord was stationed
in Omaha a few years ago and he
and Mrs. Lord are well known here.
The daughter born February 18 to
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fischer at Fort
Dodge, la., has been named Leon
Amavette for her grandmother, Mrs.
Miss Marie Parry of Beatrice, Neb.,
violinist, spent the week in Omaha
giving a series of concerts. Is he
played for the boys at Fort Omaha
and Benson High school, besides at
several local churches. She is accom
panied by Miss Amalie Neidhart, also
of Beatrice. Miss Parry is the house
guest of Rev. and Mrs. F. O. Win-slow.
Plans for Garden
Work Considered by
Plans for garden work considered
by the Omaha branch for the National
League for Women's Service will
probably be modeled on the work
done by the league in Lincoln.
Mrs. Frank Quick, Lincoln state
chairman of the garden division, gave
an account of the work in her city, at
the state meeting at the Fontenelle
A 20-acre plot was secured by the
league. It was plowed and surveyed
by agricultural students at the uni
versity. It was divided into 167 gar
dens and given out to any one who
would promise to plant and care for
Methodist ministers, girls in offices,
colored boys were included in the war
time farmers. Four retired farmers
superintended the work and anyone
who neglected his plot lost control
of it. '
There were only six who failed to
"prove up" on their land. The others
realized fine crops of potatoes, corn
and garden truck. The league dis
tributed 300 bushels of sprouted on
ions, which the seed dealers donated
Tarlatan for Curtains
Tarlatan is a stuff that holds great
surprises for those who have never
handled it when dressing windows.
It is made in lovely colors, which per
haps you know from experience in
making fancy dresses for fairies when
the school children produce a play. If
these curtains are made very full and
with exorbitantly wide hems (even to
the extent of Ave or six inches) they
look too quaint for words, and the
lightness of their weave, along with
the simplicity of their texture, makes
them an excellent idea to be used with
a wall covering that is all disturbingly
Sometimes tarlatan curtains are
made with frills all 'round simple
everyday two-inch ruffles with a tiny
heading and are looped back with
cords at the line of the window sill.
Boston Brown Bread
IH 0. cornraetU , moltnci. ,
1 Vt o. ry.ra.al. 1 e. tour milk.
1 1. loda. 1 T. cooking oIL
1 t MIL
Mix and sift the dry ingredients
and add the molasses, milk and shqrt
ening. , Beat thoroughly and steam
three and one-half hours in well
greased covered molds. Remove the
covers and bake the bread long
enough to dry the top.
Vassar college is to conduct a
training camp for nurses this summer.
SPECIAL SALE OF
' SATURDAY ONtY
Ladle' VmU Mad of white, pink and
gray aatin, lik cut; guaranteed to wash.
Thi Vt i being worn by thousand of
well-gowned women in New York and
Chicago. It' all the rage. Retail atorea
cell them for t4.lt to 11.00 my price
No Phone Order.
All Satin Collar Saturday Clearing Sal
Satin Collar 86V
Pique Collar 38
Room 24, Patterion Block,
17th and Farnam SU.
Over Unltt-Docekal Drug Store.
Phone Tyler 3071.
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These busy women in tne shadow of
the "Silence" sign are censors in the
surgical dressings department of the
Red Cross state inspection warehouse.
And they heed it, contrary to the
popular belief, for these women are
most earnest about their war work
and. are fully aware of the responsibil
ity' which rests upon them. If one
woman feels inclined to snatch a bit
of conversation she'mighi upset the
count of the woman to whom she ad
dressed her remarks and, of course,
that would be unforgivable. Surgeons
and Red Cross directors emphasize the
great importance of a strict count of
all surgical dressings on account of
the danger to the patient if one com
press more or less than the surgeon
expects is included in a pack.
Save Petty Jobs for Spare
Time, but Give Your Morning
Vitality to Biggest Job You Have
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Stop asking people if they think
you are going to succeed. They prob
ably don't think so because you have
not done it yet. You will have to
"show them." But you yourself dare
think you are going to succeed if in
your soul you are visioning success
thinking toward your future, planning
what you are going to do.
Have you ever mapped out a day,
a week, a campaign and then started
methodically to carry out your plans,
step by step, principle by principle?
Try it. That method brings logical
constructiveness into your work.
The way to carry out your plans
is to draw them up via pencil and
paper and then to set your desires in
To your real plan of your work add
faith in your ability to do it better
than anybody else. By faith in your
self you arouse faith in others. By
thinking in terms of success you be
come confident affirmative. Present
ly you are not nagging people by
whimpering' queries as to whether
they think you wilt succeed; instead,
you are succeeding.
Having a definite plan of campaign
actually doubles your efficiency. You
will find that you can clear up a job
that used to take a half hour in ten
minutes just by fitting it into the
Little time-savers half an hour
here, ten minutes there are all won
derful short cuts to efficiency.
The worker must have a system of
order. Classify your day's jobs. Keep
unrelated matters separate and re
lated matters together. Po the big
things first, while you are fresh and
Make sure that the day's end does
not find you with your big jobs un
done. , Weed out the useless. Don't
Don't spend a precious moment of
your efficient time in the morning
hunting for a pin to fasten up a rent
in your collar or washing spots off
the lapel of your coat. Such things
should have been attended to the
night before the lesser jobs for the
times of lesser energy.
Make an outline of your Jay's oc
cupation, figure out its relation to
the week's work and to the job itself,
get rid of unnecessary time-eaters and
get logically and sanely down to busi
ness. Your efficiency will double.
Your ability will stand out, and your
promotion will fairly march up to
Spring Silks Patriotic
So much has been said about con
serving wool and using silk in its
place that it is well to remember this
in planning spring clothes. There are
times when it seems as though noth
ing would serve the need like woolen.
Yet silk will in many cases be satis
factory. So many silk suits for sports and
general wear will be used there is a
long list of suitable materials. There
is khaki kool in new and interesting
patterns, such as batik and airplane,
satin ondule brocade and fan-ta-si, two
crepes most exquisite in weave and
color. The former comes plan as well
as brocaded, the latter plain and satin
striped and it rivals the beauty of
cloth of. gold. Amphora crepe is an
other worthy of mention in its pongee-like
weave and another that must
be seen tj be appreciated in moleskin,
satin with a crepe back, both sides of
which are often shown in a costume
where contrast is desired. Another
double fabric is satin victoire, satin
one side, georgette crepe the other.
Hindu crepe, printed and plain, .will
make a cool summer dress, as will
pussy willow taffeta and foulard,
which is popular, and silk gingham,
which comes in cotton gingham patterns.
Anna Case, Now
Prima Donna, Once
Scrubbed the Floors
Telling the story of the career of
Anna Case, a writer in the March
Woman's Home Companion says:
Tell me,' a friend once asked
Anna Case, 'about all the hard knocks
of your life.'
I cannot do that,' was the answer,
'because I haven't had them all yet.
But I can tell you of a girlhood that
knew nothing else.'
"A great many young geniuses are
inclined to think that their gifts
should form a bulwark to protect
tnem against the hard knocks of an
indifferent world; that, unless a lit
tle, cleared, comfortable space be
made for them in the crush of life,
and money lavished on the develop
ment of their art, it is useless for
them to struggle. 'Anna Case' is the
best answer that can be made to such
a point of view.
ct. a. c.t. A ; i .
juc was inc in si nnicncan gut to
sing leading roles at the Metropolitan
opera house without training abroad
or the stamp of European approval.
She has been for eight seasons one of
the leading sopranos of the Metro
politan. Her rise from obscurity to
one of the most important positions
in the musical world is one of the
unusual episodes of American musical
life. She has never sung a note out
side the United States, with the ex
ception of two concerts given in
"'How were you discovered?' I
asked Miss Case.
"'I wasn't discovered,' she replied
quietly; 'I just worked. It is a hard
struggle to become a singer, and ev
erything is -not like the roses they
hand one over the footlights. Yet I
have no patience with the sentimen
talism that declares a working girl
has to sell her body and soul in order
to keep her body and soul together.
It is false and wicked. If a girl is
willing to work and wants to keep
straight, she can keep straight. If
she is too proud to wear patched
shoes and old clothes, too proud to
scrub floors if necessary, that's a dif
"'I have scrubbed floors for the
neighbors and worked alL day in their
kitchens for 50 cents,' she went on.
'I worked in the blacksmith shop to
help my father; once I drove a hack.
When a New York teacher first be
came interested in me I used to go
to New York from South Branch,
N. J., on Mondays for my vocal les
son, and then do the family washing
on Monday nights after I got home.
My mother was sick most of the time
when I was a little girl and I had to
do the housework for a family of six
washing, ironing, scrubbing and
. No Longer Foreign.
We used to call them "foreign"
those women beyond our shores.
Now, every speech that' is made,
every article that is written, betrays
a world consciousness.
We HAVE 'em! Today!
Now! All of the March
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Announcing a Dress Sale
We were fortunate in securing a lot of
about 65 sample dresses all new
spring styles in attractive late mod
els. The New York manufacturer
who made them gave us a splendid
We Can Offer Them Saturday
Wool Jersey Dresses
Worth Regularly $20.00 to $25.00
SALE OF SILK BLOUSES
Worth Regularly $5.75 to $6.50
1621 FARNAM ST.
$16.75 to $28.00
This Table is in
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