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THE . BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1918.
Conducted by Ella FleishriianJJ
SOCIE i "Y
'4 1 By MELLIFICIA.
Omaha Girls Abandon
Careers for Canteen
Work in France
A number of careers will be left
unfinished when the Omaha girls
wave goodby to their home city and
turn their faces toward France, where
they will serve in Red Cross canteens
near the fighting rone.
The bar has lost a 1918 Portia, for
just as Miss Mona Cowell completes
her law course at Creighton college
Uncle Sam calls her, not to sway
the kaiser with eloquent phrases,
but to help in striking the decisive
blow through the medium of hot cof
fee and cheer for our warriors in
khaki. . '
Green fields and flowering orchards
have called Miss Clara Schneider.
,for she has been the sole manager of
an l.SUO-acre farm tor several years
This farm, which is eight miles from
. Fremont, is beautifully situated and
a modern one in every detail Miss
. Schneider has purchased the ma-
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t cninery ana nas Dcen general man-
- ager in every sense of the word.
Around the sparkling waters of a
tiny- lake are grouped several at
tractive cottages, and here the
bchnetders spend the summer
Miss Margherite Schneider will
pack away her blue dresses and
t starched caps when she dons the
canteen uniform, for she has been on
duty night and day at the University
of Nebraska hospital learning the
. intricacies of the art of healing.
This training will, of course, be in
valuable to Miss Schneider, for she
will in all probability have numerous
opportunities to show her skill in
The Omaha schools will have two
vacant desks when, the huge gray
transport bound for Berlin carries
, away two well known teachers, Miss
Edith Dahlstrom and Miss Marie
Matthews will forget the three Rs
for a time and will do their patriotic
bit within sound of the big guns
booming away for democracy.
Y. W. C, A, Summer Camp
Of Business Girls Opens
Any business girl or woman over
16 years old is eligible to attend the
summer camp of the Young Women's
Christian association, which opens
Wednesday at Camp .Brewster, lo
cated on Fort Crook boulevard, one
mile from Albright. Miss Clara M.
Brewster, who has charge of the
camp, has been actively engaged the
last, few weeks in getting the place
' in order and superintending such
work as having the grounds cleaned
up and planting of flowers and shrub
bery to beautify the surroundings. A
refrigerator system is being installed
and it has been necessary to put in
a gas plant for general purposes.
The camp will be open Wednesday
,to the girls and the formal opening
will be held May 29. Many parties
are being arranged for in the mean
time. The first social event will be
held Tuesday night, when 70 soldiers
from Fort Crook are invited to come
to the camp, and on Saturday night,
. May 18, a crowd of gymnastic girls
of the athletic club will arrive to pass
-the week-end at the camp. The swim
ming pool will not be opened until
some time in June. Tennis, camping
and hiking will be in order, as well
as many other "peppy" out of door
sports, which appeal to active girls.
Owing to the informality of camp
. dress and methods of serving, din
ner andjuncheon parties for men will
not be entertained.
tlncle Sam Guards
J Photos of Balloons
ilf you take pictures with your fav-
otite kodak in the vicinity of Fort
Omaha, especially of balloons, don't
take them to a professional developer,
because the government has is
itted orders that all such military pic
tures are to be investigated.
'When the pictures are taken out of
the developer and they look at all
, like the neighborhood of the Fort, the
officer, appointed by the government
is summoned from the army building
- to inspect the Views. If he considers
them harmless, the owner gets them
when he calls; if not, the government
Club Makes Surgical Dressings.
,The H. and A. club met at the home
of Mrs. F. Ferrill Tuesday to work
for Red Cross surgical dressings.
M,rs. Charles Guggenmos will be hos
tess three weeks hence.
A daughter was born Sunday to
Mr. and Mrs. Murray E. Randell.
' Miss Nelle Calvin, who has been
visiting in California, is expected
home in about two weeks.
Mrs. Rex Davies of Utica, Neb.,
who was the guest of her sister,
Mrs. Lyell Rushton, for a few days,
left for. her home Sunday.
Mr. Mark A. Pollack of Havan,
Cuba, arrived Sunday to visit his
mother, Mrs. Alexander Pollack, and
his sister, Mrs. Charles Elgutter.
Among arrivals at the Greenbrier
at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,
this week, is Mrs. T. L. Hausmann
of Omaha, who will pass some time
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Savidge have
returned from their wedding trip to
Colorado. They will make their home
with Mrs. Savidge's grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Shannon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rushton, Mr.
and Mrs. E. T. Rector, Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Howe and Mr.,G. W. Sumner
attended the funeral of Mrs. E. G.
Hainer in Lincoln Sunday.
Mrs. Walter W. Talley and small
son, Walter, jr., of Terre Haute, Ind.,
who have been the guests of Mrs.
Talley's parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Sweeley, for the last month, will leave
for their home the latter part of this
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9Dance Carnival Nets
French Orphan Fund
More Than $3,000
The committee in charge of the
dance carnival given Saturday even
ing at the Brandeis for the benefit of
the fatherless children of France an
nounces $3,000 as proceeds from the
affair. Program advertising netted
$1,600 and the young girls and ma
trons who sold flowers on the streets
Saturday added $300 to the seat sate.
Major Walter Stern had the dis
tinction of possessing the most ex
pensive rosebud in the city. The gal
lant major exchanged a crisp twenty
dollar bill for one rosebud from the
basket of Miss Helene Bixby; Mrs. I
W. C. McKnight and her daughter,
Miss Irene McKnight, sold $128
worth of flowers, Mrs. McKnight sell
ing the first blossom for $5.
The juvenile actors and actresses
were showered with flowers and Joy
Sutphen was heard to remark that
there had never been so many flowers
go over the footlights in the history
of the theater.
The house was completely sold out
and a large number bought standing
Spiders have no terrors for Miss
Janet Nolan, who was the pretty lit
tle Italian solo dancer at the carni
val. A feature of this number was
a large spider, which was to appear
beside the little dancer who was then
to dance like a small fury. At the
dress rehearsal Saturday, before the
spider had received his cue, a large
rat came out of his hole in the floor
of the stage and Miss Nolan gave a
very lady-like scream and ran as
have all of the gentler sex since time
Miss Louise Riley, who was most
attractive as a Spanish dancer, was
the cynosure of all eyes during -ber
number and two young Omaha bache
lors declared she was "the hit of the
The men in the audience were the
most enthusiastic spectators and Mr.
Howard Baldrige, when congratulat
ing the women who sponsored the af
fair, said that he had paid $3 to see
performances in New York that he
hadn't enjoyed half so much.
To stand in the wings and watch
the small performers was even more
interesting than sitting in the audi
ence. Miss Eunice Stebbins was the
general of the small army of fairies,
Greek dancers, sprites and Mother
Goose characters and she kept them
in perfect order. Mrs. Julia James
was the makeup artist and lovely rose
leaf complexions blossomed out under
Miss Eugenie Whitmore and Mr.
Herbert Connell won much applause
with their society dance.
Message from American
Woman in France
A .cablegram sent to the American
committee for devasted France by
Mrs. A. M. Dike, director of the work
in France, reads:
"We are desperately busy caring for
refugees in great distress. All our
children have been transported to Au
dignicourt, and I have opened another
branch at Vic-sur-Aisne. More than
ever we must be prepared to help a
magnificent nation 'carry on.' France
is looking to America.
"The morale of our evacuated fam
ilies is marvelous. All are depending
upon us to protect their interests.
They regard the civilian committees
with positive affection.
"It is vital that our plans for meet
ing the food problem should be rein
forced. It is our turn to work with
increased devotion to the cause of the
allies. Do not hesitate to lay empha
sis on the necessity to carry on the
cultivation of crops. Send over all
possible assistance to this end.
"Everything is going well. Our en
tire unit is well, but desperately busy.
It is more imperative than ever that
we 'carry on' in all branches of our
"Congratulate our committees from
American Red Cross on their spirit
and devotion. The gratitude of the
French and their spirit and courage
are the marvel of the age. The Amer
ican Red Cross is supporting us to the
limit and will continue to help."
Change of Meeting.
There will be no meeting of the
Masonic Ladies' Red Cross auxiliary
this week at the Masonic temple, be
cause the rooms will be used by dele
gates to the grand chapter convention
of the Order of the Eastern Star.
When a speaker of the British
House of Commons retires from of
fice it is the established custom to
grant him a peerage, together with a
town house and pension of $20,000 a
year for the rest of his life.
Nurses Registry to Move.
Headquarters for the Nurses Of
ficial Registry, now located at 2410
Harney street, will soon be changed
to 3819 Farnam street. Dr. C W. Pol
lard has taken the house at the for
mer address and will shortly open
a private ! hospital there. About a
dozen of the nurses connected with
the registry make their home at the
club. Mrs. N. S. Lyman is in charge.
Dundee Women Plant Tree.
The board of trustees of the Old
People's home and officers of the
Dundee Woman's rlnh loir ,'n;. J all
Dundee women to the dedication and
planting of a tree on the grounds of
the home, Thursday at 2:30 o'clock.
P. E. O. Sisterhood.
Chapter B. K. of the P. E. O.
sisterhood will meet Wednesday after
noon at the home of Mrs. John P.
Buchanan, 924 Mercer Park road.
Talmud Torah Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the
City Talmud Torah auxiliary will be
held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in
B'nai Ami club rooms. Important
business will be. discussed.
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Women Urged to
Train for Nursing
Miss Gertrude Smith, field secre
tary for Red Cross nurses in Ne
braska, has just returned from Cleve
land, where she attended a conven
tion of the Ameriacn Nurses' asso
ciation, The National League for
Nursing Education and the National
Organization for Public Health
More than 1,400 nurses were pres
ent According to Miss Smith, who
was one of a dozen Nebraska nurses
who attended, the principal measures
endorsed by the convention were:
First, to support the establishment
of training schools for nurses in the
local army cantonment hospitals, in
which a two years' course will be given.
The surgical general does not approve
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of this idea. He thinks it will be
bad for civil hospitals, because there
will not be enough women to take
training in both civil and military
The second motion unanimously
voted by the convention was to urge
that nurses be given a military rank.
They are a vital part of military and
naval forces and the convention
agrees that aspedial military title
should be conferred on them.
"There is such a great need for
nurses," says Miss Smith, "We abso
lutely must recruit 30,000 nurses this
year. There will have to be 5,000
ready by June. The very most pa
triotic thing a girl or women can do
today is to enter a hospital and learn
to become a nurse. Those who can
not go into this noble service for
their country can release others for
such duty by taking the course in
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Electric washers do not rub or tear the materials; cleansing floods
of snow-white suds are forced through and through the fibers of
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"Your Electric Service Company" will put a washer in your home for
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Do not fail to stop into our new sales room in the Electric Building the
next time you are down town. Our complete display of electrical labor
saving appliances will interest you.
Nebraska Power Company
Electric Building, 15th and Farnam Streets.
Camp fire Girls Will
Hold Spring Festival
Campfire Girls are planning a new
spring festival called "Girls' day." The
national board made this recom
mendation, because members felt that
the girls are straining all their en
ergies in war work and have need of
wholesome distractions which have
nothing to do with thoughts of war.
Girls' day is to be a gala day out-of-doors,
when in each community
throughout the country all girls will
take part in a program and old and
young will make merry in happy
festival. Campfire Girls, now number
ing over 100,000, are peculiarly fitted
to mother such a festival, as they
represent the largest organization of
girls in the country and have had
much experience in out-of-doors cele
brations. Before the United States entered
the war Campfire Girls had sent
thousands of baby kits to the Belgian
and French orphans and had already
entered upon a food saving campaign
in the homes. Since entry into the war.
I "A Gas Dome for Your Home"
'tol-.Wtfl'! Installed Complete at Reduced Price
4520 South 24th St.
they have raised thousands of dollar
for the Red Cross and have sold hun
dreds of thousands of dollars' worth
of thirft stamps and Liberty bonds.
Local arrangements for "Girls' day"
will await further word from national
headquarters, Omaha Campfire lead
ers report - ' ; -
Episcopal Women Hold
Nebraska branch of the Episcopal
Women's auxiliary will hold its oZi
annual meeting Tuesday at Trinity
Cathedral parish house. The address
will be given by Bishop Williams, fol
lowed by reports of various officers.
Luncheon will be served at 1 p. m.
After the election of officers th
Rev. Louis G. Wood, field secretary
of the Church Mission house, New
York, will speak. Membership of the
reception committee includes Mes
dames Arthur L, Williams, James A.
Tancock, Thomas J. Mackay and Al
bert Noe. , -
More than 30 out-of-town delegate!
are expected. ;,
$27.00 DOME, $22.00
$25.00 DOME, $20.00
$23.00 DOME, $18.00
We also carry a full line
of Gas Portables, Reading
Lamps, Ranges, Water Heat
ers and Heating Appliances.
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