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Conducted bvElla Fleishman
Red Cross Chairman No. 2
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1918.
Total Liberty Bond
Subscriptions of Bootlis
Total Liberty bbni subscriptions
reported by the booths' committee,
headed by Mrs. Alvin F. Johnson,
Mrs. Eva Wallace and Mrs. A. S.
Ritchie, in one week's work amounted
to $157,250. The women are jubilant
over the success of their efforts for
in the last campaign, with more
booths, the total was only $30,000.
Following is Mrs. Johnson's report:
ttrandei Ml, 700
Thompson, Belrten & Co 1K.6S0
Nobraika Clothlnic company 7.B50
Thomas Kllpatrirk & Co 4.700
orchard & Wllhelm company 2.300
nurgess-Nash company 1.S50
Benson & Thorn 1.050
Rom. , "-00
Paxton t H.150
Castle ' "J
Mlscellanoous hotel subscriptions 2,350
Total '. 181,460
Those who subscribed $500 or more
at the booths:
120,000 George A. Roberts.
HO. 000 Major Walter Stern, Roma Miller.
15,000 Ed P. Smith, Ralph Kitchen. Dan
V. Gaines, Heyn Studio, Thompson, Delden
12,600 Carbon Coal and Supply company,
Mrs. Charles B. Fanning, Mrs. J. Helfman.
I3.0H0 W. 1 Loyd. Warren Swttsler.
11,250 Ollvo H. Roberts, Mrs. Georga A.
$1,000 Morris Levy, Mrs. N. B. tlpdike,
.liimes B. Kilkenny, Wlllard H. Buns.
Cunant Hotol .ompany. Mary Munnhhuff. It.
J. Tate, Pr. Paul H. Kills, Hotel Fontencile.
$600 Mrs. H. A. Thompson, P. Oilell, Al
bert S. Ritchie.
$500 C. R. Belden, Florence I.aboschin,
A. J. Hasson, Sallna A. Pancoast, Alexander
Brown, Eugenie V. K. Wherry, Karl M.
Louis, Garvin Bros., W. E. I.oriTrn, r. H.
!.. Arnold, Ann! e F. Doyle, H. B. Nye,
L'harles F. Lyman. G. Currle BerR. Charles
B. Keller, D. E. Moorfleld, Harold A.
rhomrson, Mrs. Peter Cerrle, Fannie H.
Wood. Frank Mathews, H. Edgar GreRory,
Frederick Kayser, Mrs. Churl, 3 A. Tracy.
Ft. F. Bralnard, Stanley J. Stein.
Liberty Bank Does
The Liberty bank of the National
League for Woman's Service has
passed the $600,000 mark in Liberty
iiond subscriptions. Before the bank
opened the women thought they
would do well if they reached a half
million dollars. Very little soliciting
has been done, except for the largest
Julia Knight, an invalid, sent her
brother to the bank to buy a $50
bond. & n
Mrs. George Joslyn bought a $10,
000 bond at the bank Thursday.
"The Boys of '61," an old soldiers
quartet, including J. F. Stanley, D.
N. Haverly, W. H. Russell md E.
W. Johnson, will sing at the noon
meeting on the steps of the bank Sat
urday. Drummer Lee, another vet
eran of the civil war, will give tha
long drum roll call. Haverly and
Omaha Red Cross
. Chapter Celebrates
Saturday is the first anniversary of
(he Omaha Red Cross chapter. Just
a year ago Mrs. O. C. Redick was
asked to take charge of hunting up a
location for headquarters, hiring an
office force and assuming chairman
ship of both surgical dressings and
hospital garments, besides having
charge of formation of auxiliaries and
issuing supplies. She also had charge
of shipping of supplies.
Miss Abbie Rose, secretary to Mrs.
Redick, has been faithful to the Red
Cross from the first, and is one of the
valued workers at headquarters.
The Omaha chapter started, wth
about 40 workers. Today there are
close to 10,000 workers in 188 auxil
iaries. The average weekly output of sur
gical dressings is 55,000.
The following pieces have been
turned in by the auxiliaries for the
first half month of April:
Albright, 20; All Saints, 515; Bel
videre, 242; Bemis Fark, 1,391; Bo
hemian, 1,979; Boulevard Fark, 1.65;
Burgess-Nash, 1,844; Business Wo
men's Club, 1,607; Cathedral No. 2,
5.000; Central High, 2,000; Central
Park Congregational, 885; Central
Fark Mothers, 106; Clifton Hill, 1,145;
Mrs. Leslie's Class, 340; Colonial
Dames,. 253; Comforters, 6"6; Mrs.
Cotton's, 432; Crook Corps, 791;
Czechia, 200; Daughters of American
Revolution, 1,823; Dorcas Circle, 257;
Dundee Catholjc. 123; Dundee Com
mttnitv, 1.800; Dundee Women's Pa
triotic club, 523; Edward Rosewater
Community, 3,143; Elkhorn, 1,490;
Field Club, 3.895; First Christian, 12;
Forty-second and Douglas, 10; First
Presbyterian Community, 2,420; First
United Presbyterian, 16; Florence, 60.
Russell were prisoners at Libby and
Andersonvillc. Their combined years
of service total 13 years and six
A man without the nale of the drv
law bought four $50-bonds Saturday
night. He kept calling for "one
more" and "another" until he had the
four. He paid cash on the first bond,
$30 on the second; $4 on the third and
$5 on the fourth. What his scheme
of reckoning was the women in
charge did not discover.
Major John G. Maher entered the
Liberty bank Thursday to purchase
a $1,000 bond. He was accompanied
by his small daughter of only two
"What would you like to have?' he
"I want a Liberty bond to lick the
kaiser," the little miss replied.
"What will you do with it?" he
"Give it to the soldiers?" came the
Major Maher bought a $s0 bond
for his patriotic little daughter.
To Give Red Cross
On Saturday, May 4, for the bene
.,t of the Junior Red Cross, the Junior
Dramatic circle will present two plays
at the Blackstone hotel.
One is a charming fantasy in which
toys come to life after the clock
strikes the midnight hour. A beauti
ful doll, who is annoyed by the jump
ing jack of he toy shop, falls in love
with a fairy prince, who leads her
away to fairy land after he has pun
ished the jumping jack by changing
him to a jack-in-the-box.
The second play, "The Scarlet Bon
net," is an amusing little comedy
'about two spinsters, who, having lost
their fortune, decide to open a school
for young ladies. They cannot afford
to keep a maid, so when they wish
to impress a prospective patron, one
of the sisters decides to enact the role
of maid. This, together with the lack
of system and discipline, leads to
many amusing situations.
The Junior Dramatic circle is a
group of seven girls, who have been
studying and presenting plays since
last November under the direction
of Miss Mary Irene Wallace.
Music will be given by the Henry
Cox Junior orchestra, under the di
rection of Eugene Pakes.
The casts are as follows:
THE MAGIC SWORD.
Prologue Charlotte McDonald
JumDln Jack Polly Robblns
Toy Captain Ruth Carpenter
ot-j. b.ium . Dean Robblns
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poll Charlotte Hcuonaia
... nnrothv Sherman
Old Dolls Gertrude Carpenter
... . Th Tov Shoo
Act II.".. Th8 Do11 House
Act III Same as Act IL
: THE SCARLET BONNET.
Miss Mercy Mather Dorothy Guckert
Miss Hops Mather Dorothy Sherman
Mrs. Jane Gordon Ruth Carpenter
lean Gordon Charlotte McDonald
Wattle White Tolly Robbing
Act I JOld-Fashloned Parlor.
Act II Pupils Recreation Room. 1
Home for Working
Girls to Be Ready
By First of June
Because of building difficulties
iie Omaha Association for the Bet
terment of Girfs has decided to aban
don building plans for the contem
plated girls' home for the present,
ind to remodel and join the old
Woolworth and Fairfield homes on
5t. Mary's avenue to accommodate i
50 working girls by June 1.
Announcement of the new plans,
work on which began today, is made
by Dr. Jennie Calh'as.
The two homes will be joined by
a covered arch. There is a tennis
court on the grounds and many re
creational and entertaining features
will be planned in connection with
the girls' home.
Applications are now being received
by Dr. Call fas.
"We want to provide a good home
for the working girl, whether she can
pay nothing or only 25 cents. Those
who can afford it will be expected to
pay according to their means. This
is not a home for delinquent girls,"
said Dr. Callfas.
On the Calendar.
Mrs. Sam Burns will be hostess for
the meeting of the Original Cooking
club at ber home Thursday.
Mrs. Joseph Barker and small son
returned this morning from Denver.
Mr. Richard Payne is home from
Camp Dodge on a five days' furlough.
Announcements have been received
of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Weil of Lincoln. Mrs. Weil
formerly was Miss Fannie Livingston
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Joseph of
rhener-tarlv. N. Y.. and Mr. and Mrs.
G. M Harris of Denver, are guests of
Mr and Mrs. M. S. Miller at the
W. White, M. B. Copeland, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Tyler, Mrs. Tyler O'Gon
nor, S. I. Park, F. L. Joorboe, C. Dob
son and Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Meyers,
of this city, are guests at the Hotel
Clark in Los Angeles.
Lieutenant J. Calvin Davis of the
MeMdical Reserve corps returned to
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, after
ten days' visit with his father, Dr.
John C. Davis.
Mrs. George Brandeis visited Miss
Leola Brandeis and her mother, Mrs.
Julius Helfman, during her California
trip. Miss Brandeis has completely
recovered from her injuries received
in an automobile accident.
Mei Cross Mts
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Mrs. Nora Riley is chairman of the Re-Organized Latter Day Saints
auxiliary, which meets on Tuesdays at the Masonic temple to work on hos
pital garments. There are 15 members in this group.
While there are fewer members in this band of workers than in most of
the Red Cross auxiliaries, the work is very excellent. The women have com
pleted 100 articles since organizing last fall.
Red Cross workers are invited by The Bee to send in requests for the
photograph of their auxiliary chairmen, to be used, to insure its appearance
at an earlier date, possibly, than it would otherwise.
Criticism having been made of a
Red Cross appropriation for medical
research, including vivisection, the
Red Cross war council at Washington
announces that no money will be
used for such purpose hereafter and
such money as has been used will be
refunded to the Red Cross.
In reaching this decision not to use
Red Cross work for research work,
the war council does not take sides
for or against vivisection, but in view
of the large number of Red Cross
members who object to research
work, it was deemed wise to elimi
nate such expenditures.
The original appropriation for re
search work was made last August
upon recommendation of army medi
cal officers of high rank who were
confronted with new diseases de
veloped by war conditions and who
thought that experiments upon ani
mals might produce remedies. It
was strictly an emergency war ap
A new auxiliary to the Red Cross
has recently been organized in the old
Omaha View district and will be
known as Hillside auxiliary No. 182.
They will have a work soom in par
lors of .Hillside Congregational
church, Thirtieth and Ohio, which
will be open' every Friday from 9 a
m. to 5 p. m. Mrs. L. A. Bray is
chairman, with Mrs. Charles Gates
and Mrs. E. H. Osborn as assistants
Mrs. Charles Colburn is secretary
and Mrs. Frank Seward treasurer.
Total figures for knitted articles are
4,563 sweaters, 4,203 pairs of socks,
3,539 pairs of wristlets, 893 mufflers
and 270 helmets. The number of
garments now on hand are 916 sweat
ers, 1,868 pairs of socks, 11 pairs of
wristlets and one helmet.
Volunteers to do clerical work are
needed in Omaha chapter Red Cross
headquarters. Gould Diet has made
an appeal for at least three or four
to help send out Red Cross renewals.
French War Nurse
Tells Experiences in
Mademoiselle Henriette d'Urbal,
who is in the city for a few days en
route to relatives in the west, belongs
to the great army of unsung heroines
of the war. She has served France
for three years as a volunteer nurse
and in a hospital near shell-scarred
Rheims this patriotic woman worked
untiringly, bringing comfort to the
wounded men brought in from the
trenches, so near by,
Mademoiselle d'Urbal was present
ed Thursday to General Boucher, who
knew her father and brothers in their
native land. In speaking to Dr.
Despecher, the general said that the
d'Urbal family was one of the best
known in France and that her brother
had won many military honors.
When the war began Mademoiselle
d'Urbal and seven of her friends vol
unteered for service and she was as
signed to the Infirmers' hospital, St.
Menehould, Mame. When the shell
ing of Rheims began the wounded
were in danger in this hospital and
they were moved farther from the
danger zone. When the Huns moved
on with their deadly shells this brave
woman returned to her post-within
sound, and very often within range,
of the enemy's guns.
In her blue serge uniform, which
consists of a one-piece dress, wide,
blue cape, bonnet and veil, with badge
of honor of the Societe Blesses Mili
tares emblazoned on the cape, this
little woman seems to typify the spirit
of mercy which is the only bit of sil
ver to be found in the dull, gray
clouds of war. It is heartrending to
hear Mademoiselle d'Urbal tell of the
terrible condition in which the men
are brought in from the trenches.
She had many cases of trench fever
under her care and there is no doubt
that many a soldier owes his life to
this war nurse who has served her
country so faithfully and well.
Mademoiselle met a number of
Omaha women during her visit. She
was taken for an inspection of the
Red Cross work rooms and ware
houses by Mrs. Fred Nash and for a
motor ride through the city by Mrs.
C. Will Hamilton. She will leave
the last of the week for the west.
General Boucher also visited the
Red Cross rooms Thursday afternoon
and spoke to the workers, congratu
lating them on the excellence of their
High School Set Hop.
1 he dancing party to be given oy
the Maderian club April 26 at the
Prettiest Mile club promises to be a
very lovely affair. The programs are
very elaborate, bearing the club crest
in lavender and white on the cover.
We have heard that the girls will all
have filmy new frocks and that 75 of
the high school set will hop until very
One young man responded to his in
vitation thus, Monsieur, accepte
votre bonne invitation d'avril le vingt
septieme avec beaucouj de plaisir.
It is also whispered that this self
same young man has ordered a lovely
corsage for the young lady. The
bouquet will be of purple violets, with
the letter "M" of the white violets in
!i5 Mildred Tsraplsnn nnrl Mr.
George Van Patten were quietly mar
ried Wednesday aftprnnnn r the
home of Rev. John Calvert, 2910 North
Isixty-tnira street, ,iney were accom
panied by Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Israel
enn After SDendinp a Ow Havs. in
Omaha they will go oh an extended
Society Women Sell
Bonds in Theaters
A "flvint? sauadron" of Omaha's
most charming maids and matrons
will accompany Marie Dressier in
her round of Omaha theaters Satur
day evening, to solicit Libertj bond
subscriptions. Among them will be
Mesdaines Leon Millard, W. R.
Wood, Edward Boyer, Jack Sharp,
Harvey Milliken, Frank Selby, Ed
win Swobe and Alvin Johnson, and
Misses Margaretha Grimmcl, Marion
and Naomi Towle, Helen lugwersfn,
Marjorie Howland and Emily Keller.
They will appear at the Sun theater
at 7:30 p. m.; Strand, 8 p. m.; Or
pheum, 8:40, and Empress, 9:15 p. in.
Marie Dressier speaks from the
steps of the Liberty bank Saturday at
2 o'clock, after the luncheon at the
Chamber of Commerce.
V jv. so.-:,- .'A. 1
Fashion Has Decreed That
Pumps & Oxfords
Will Predominate This
All the Newer Shades in
TAN, IVORY, WHITE
Give These Pumps and Oxfords
That "Classy Loo You Like
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trip through Iowa and Illinois and
will be at home after May 1 at Sut
Experiment with Food Recipes.
A food conservation committee,
headed by Mrs. Herbert Potter, with
Miss Irma Gross, Omaha Bee home
economics' expert, in an advisory ca
pacity, has been organized this month
by the Association of Collegiate
Alumnae. The committee's work is
to experiment with recipes to secure
1H0 per cent substitution results, or
75 per cent at least. The recipes, if
successful, will be given out to tiie
Newspaper Woman to France
Mrs. Elizabeth Sears of Chicago,
former Omaha newspaper woman, Is
soon to go to. France to do maga
zine work, according to a letter re
ceived by Mrs. F. H. Cole. Mrs.
Sears has two sons in the service. She
was scheduled to read a paper on state
laws for Mrs. Cole's civil service pro
gram at the biennial convention of
the General Federation of Woman's
Clubs in Hot Springs the end of the
month, but her trip to France caused
her to cancel this engagement
Receives Commission in Italy.
Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Fish are very
happy over good news from their son,
Herbert jr., who has been in the
American flying corps in training in
Italy. He has just been commis
sioned a first lieutenant. I
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In 52 shades to
match tha spring
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317 S. 16th St.
Store Open Until 9 P. M. Saturday
School Set Dance.
The "Harte-Howell hop at Harte
hall" will be given this evening. It
is to be a subscription dance and the
two hostesses are Miss Margaret
Harte and Miss Frances Howell. A
large number of the school set will
attend the dancing party.
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The Chairs, blue leather seats, brown mah., ea 5.00
Suite, as shown, 8 pieces , .$124.00
A Similar Suite in Old English Oak, 8 Pieces, $87.50
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