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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
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Conducted By -Ella Fleishman'-
Omaha Sergeant Wins
Furlough by Mothers
Day Oration in Camp
A golden tongue, inspired to elo
..juence by the events of a 10-mile
practice hike, won Sergeant Charles
Mattson, member of the sanitary
corps, Camp Taylor, near Louisville,
Ky., the reward of a short furlough,
which he is spending with his mother,
Mrs. A. F. Mattson, in this city.
The Omaha ambulance unit was
one of the organizations that took
part in the hike. When it was con
cluded, Lieutenant Colonel Impera
, tori, the commander, had a bonfire lit,
around which the troops gathered.
To enliven things he called upon each
of the first sergeants to make extem
poraneous talks and Mattson was so
eloquent, and the impression his
speech made was so perceptible, that
he was unanimously selected to make
the Mothers' day address in behalf of
the sanitary corps.
His Mothers' day oration was a
beautiful tribute to commanding
motherhood, and so pleased his of
ficer that the latter told Mattson he
, had but to request and he would grant
him any wish that was in his power.
The sergent was hungry for a sight
of his mother and Omaha and he
asked for a furlough, which was given
"The intensive training we are re
ceiving," said he, "will fit us for jobs
as janitors of office buildings, street
cleaning or any other similar occupa
tions. The women of Louisville are
sustaining the reputation of their
state for hospitality and the ambu
lance unit is very popular with them,
so much so that I hear there are a
number of engagements that will ma
terialize in marriage after the war"
The fortune telling tea given by
Mrs. Gus L. Hollo at her home Wed
nesday was a great success, f6r $33
was realized toward the fund to send
a canteen worker to France. Miss
Helen Anderson gave two vocal solos
and 150 guests called during the aft
ernoon. Cox college, in Atlanta, one of the
oldest colleges in the world, char
tered exclusive for women, celebrates
its 75th anniversary this month.
Familiarty with Dangers of
Daily Life Begets Contempt
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
- , The dangerous thing about the or
dinary, average dangers of every-day
life is that after awhile we get a placid
, contempt for them instead of the
wholesome fear that was our great
It is perfectly true that, grown
,. familiar with the face of evil, we may
;f go through the process of first scorn-
ing, then pitying and then embracing,
as the old poem warns we are likely
Most of us tfave a little tendency
, to brood over the forbidden. Some
one says, "Don't monkey with a buzz--;
saw." And we find ourselves wonder
ing, why not? why should anybody
want to monkey with the buzzsaw, or
' why should there be any harm in it,
; anyway? doesn't look dangerous. So
; we insert the tip of a finger in the
machinery and the saw takes its toll
and the tip.
Forbidden thoughts have an ugly
. charm merely because they are for
. bidden. Of course, Bluebeard's wife
wanted to peep into his chamber of
horrors. Of course, Pandora wanted
to open her box. It was more than
mere curiosity. It was a philosophical
interest in the reason back of the com
mand not to open the door of the
chamber or to look within the box.
Life ' is full of Blueheard cham
bers and of Pandora boxes.
The wise person is not necessarily
the stupid' and stolid one who re
frains from investigation because he
has not imagination enough, to be ex
cited by the mystery. The wise per
son is he who walks all around the
thing, finds out as much about it as
he safely can and then goes about
the pursuit of knowledge methodical
ly and carefully, and either uses it or
shoves it back again in the darkness,
where it belongs, after he has found
The dangerous sort of curiosity,
.which is absolutely a buzz-saw and
bound to cut off finger tips, is the
sort that makes a boy wonder how
it feels to get drunk or makes a
girl investigate the question of what
possible enjoyment there can be in a
' Suppose a loving, understanding
mother gives her daughter such good
advice as this: "Helen, dear, I want
my little girl to be self-respecting
and dignified. When you are puzzled
about things come to mother for ex
planation. If you would be ashamed
to come to mother, then surely you
don't want to talk the things over
with another girl who won't under
stand any better than you do ant!
who may tell you things which will
make you still more ashamed. Don't
do things for a lark or because some
body calls you a goody-goody when
you refuse. Don't start imagining
that you want to do things like that "
' If Helen is wise, she will heed
mother, believe in her common sense
and loving, helpful spirit. If Helen
is not, she will pay bitterly for her
foolish experiments or wrong mental
I know a girl wo only two years
igo was sweet and fine, and very
lovable. She had a splendid sense
of values and cared for the things
which were worth caring for. Then
she got in with a crowd of pleas
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Omaha Girl Will Do
Clerical Work Abroad
Miss Marie Mackin, 3849 Charles
street, has been recommended for Red
Cross clerical work abroad by Mrs.
Joseph Cudahy of Chicago, head of
the canteen work for the Central di
vision, of which Nebraska is a part.
Orders to report for duty will come
from Washington. v
Miss Mackin teaches shorthand and
bookkeeping in the Van Sant Business
college. She is a sister of Miss Eu
genia Mackin, English teacher, in the
Central High school, and Miss Helen
Mackin, well known music teacher.
Liberty Garden Cards
The Liberty garden card may soon
be as common and as welcome a sight
as the Food Conservation card now
is. The new card would be displayed
on premises whose owners or oc
cupants are cultivating a supervised
The subject of the supervision of
the small war garden is receiving the
attention of the United States De
partment of Agriculture and the
Council of National Defense, to the
end that waste of time, material and
effort on the part of the amateur gar
dener may be avoided. It is planned
that expert advice will be made avail
able to all Liberty gardeners who
sign the garden pledge.
"As a possible means of stimulating
interest in 'directed' gardens," says the
woman's committee of the Council of
National Defense, "we suggest the
use of the pledge and record cards
that have been drawn up by garden
specialists in the United States De
partment of Agriculture. Persons
signing the pledge card will be en
titled to display on their premises a
Liberty garden card. The importance
of record cards is twofold: First, the
keeping of such a record tends to
hold the individual gardener to book
and gives him a better understanding
of the strong and weak points of his
garden methods. Second, it makes
possible an intelligent survey of the
results of the season's work."
In Delaware a colored woman has
been employed to , teach food con
servation to the colored people. A
small traveling exhibit has been ar
ranged for her, and her work has been
a great success.
ure-loving Idlers, who called them
selves artists and free thinkers.
Slaves to Wrong Thought.
The truth about them was they
were slaves to the wrong kind of
thought. They fancied that you
proved yourself superior by rising
above law and conventionality and
morality they did not dream that
they were sinking below not rising
above. My girl friend was amused
by them at first. She thought them
rather original. But after she had
grown accustomed to their perverted
ideas and ideals, she no longer shud
dered away from those ideas. She ac
cepted them indifferently of course,
they didn't affecther.
She was never going to drink to
excess or sit around in restaurants,
puffing cigarets or serenely steal an
other woman's husband or live by her
wits. It was just amusing to see how
earnestly these other people accepted
their own wrong standards. My
friend accepts them, too, now. "But
seen too much, familiar with their
face, we first endure, then pity, then
embrace," so reads the philosophical
old poem. First she was amused
that was just "enduring." Next rather
scornful and superior the "pity"
stage. Then she became really inter
ested, sorry for their wrong attitudes,
anxious to help Jheyi overcome them.
And now she has embraced them as
a matter of course.
Sit in a room of foul air for an
hour and you will not be conscious
of the foul air. Of course your head
may ache, but you will not recognize
what is causing your discomfort.
Some one coming in from the clean,
BQM'T RtflSS MiS . I
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for Girls Go on Sale Saturday
' At $2.00 Each' 1
Red Gross Chairman No. 16
MRS. SARAH E. GARDNER.
George A. Custer Woman's Relief corps is one of the first three auxiliaries
to begin Red Cross work in this city. George Crook corps and Turner Park
auxiliaries are the other ones of the trio.
Mrs. Sarah E. Gardner is chairman of the Custer unit. The members meet
Tuesdays to work on surgical dressings in the Masonic temple. They are
among the "grandmothers" enrolled on Red Cross lists.
High school boys who want to
spend their Saturday mornings at a
patriotic task may report to Mrs.
Walter Silver at the Masonic temple.
Mrs. Silver has issued a call for help
ers to pack surgical dressing boxes.
The state warehouse furnishes sup
plies to the post hospitals at Fort
Crook and Fort Omaha, under the
order of the chief surgeon.
Papers in Hastings reported that
supplies were being distributed to all
Omaha hospitals. Mrs. H. H. Baldrige
wishes this corrected. '
The committee on rural Junior Red
Cross work which was to have met
Wednesday at the Fontenelle post
poned its meeting until this afternoon.
Mrs. Arthur Mullen is chairman.
The May quota for Nebraska con
sists of 422,200 army dressings; 6,000
five-yard rolls; 154,500 4x4 sponges;
100,400 8x4 sterile dressings; 69,800
pads, type 1, size 1 ; 36,000 pads, type
1, size 2; 32,500 pads, type 2, size 1;
23,000 pads, type 2, size 2.
The cry for more knitters is still
heard at Red Cross headquarters. It
is also suggested that those who are
plying the needles to complete the
4,000 sweaters by June 30 apply high
Gregory Rains has been ordered to
report for duty at Camp Taylor,
Louisville, Ky., to join the Omaha
Mrs. Arthur Mullen and Leonard
W. Trester, assistant state director,
attended several conferences in Lin
coln in the interest of the junior work
fresh outdoors at once explains and
insists on throwing open a window.
Remember that and apply it the
next time you find yourself drifting
toward the forming of bad mental
habitsy-of bad habits of any kind.
Drift into evil, and because you are
familiar with it, part of it, you cease
being conscious of it you do not ac
tively notice it. You have contempt
for the danger of its qualities, scorn
of the harm it may do you and a dan
gerous attitude of tolerant acceptance
toward the monster itself.
Public garages in Portland, Ore.,
are employing women to clean and re
pair motor cars.
Fancy checked voiles make up into
smart chemise blouses.
"Oh, Give Me Back My Youth!"
Of course it is futile to hope for an actual return to
the Springtime of our lives the days when we were
joyous and full of enthusiasm and efficiency, when
nothing seemed impossible of accomplishment
But modern corset-science DOES enable every
woman to defer the day of failing health and strength,
and, in a great measure, to recover both when lost
Are the Source of
Their functions are unique
-a new kind of corset ser
vice. They preserve health
therefore good looks by
Preventing the ills due to
disarrangements of vital
organs, and are most help
ful in restoring vigor and
youthfulness when these
begin to wane. They are
Perfect Style Corsets
giving to each figure its
finest individual lines. They
are supremely comfortable.
Eight models, back-laced, for
figuret from very slender to
extra tout-W, $10 uJ $12.
Four models with the new
Nemo Marvelaoe (a short lacing
at side-front), for medium-slender
to stout figures $6 and $10.
Nemo WoaderSft Cortett render a gpecific Hygltnic-Styk
Service that no other eonet can possibly give - or even imitate,
ASK YOUR DEALER LITERATURE ON REQUEST
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When Buying Advertised Goods
Say You Read of Them in The Bee
British Women Make Aero
Parts and Engines
The recently opened Imperial War
Museum exhibit, at the Royal acad
emy London, has an interesting and
valuable section devoted to the work
of women in munition production.
"All the papers speak of this in glow
ing terms," reports the Foreign News
Service of the woman's committee of
the Council of National Defense.
"There are also photographs showing
women doing everything from the
heavy work of navvying and laboring
operations to the finest tool-room
work and the making of scientific in
struments. Over a million women are
new in munition work in the United
Kingdom, and a notice of the exhibi
tion says that 60 per cent of the mag
neto parts used by the army are made
by women, 30 to 40 per cent of the
aero parts, and 20 to 30 per cent of
the aero engines."
Serbian Boys Perish Dur
"Twenty-three thousand boys from
12 to 18 years of age perished in the
retreat from Serbia during the winter
of 1915-16. They were the flower of
Serbia's youth, the hope of their coun
try, the soldiers of tomorrow," says
the Serbian relief committee of Amer
ica in appealing for funds to carry on
its work. "Today only a remnant of
Serbia's male population survives.
Nor is all the strength of Serbia in
its army; there are approximately
180,000 civil and military prisoners in
Austria, besides the Serbian prisoners
of war held in Germany."
To be sure it makes a
difference where you
buy your Piano
There's the difference in the class of pianos found here
and elsewhere; the difference in the treatment yon receive
before and after buying a difference that makes yon a
friend of this store for life. The price we quote yon is the
"rock-bottom" price, excluding what otter stores pay to
Here Is the Idea:
FIRST OF ALL, you mnst have a musical bsfrttment,
and if it's a piano, yon must be able to play and to read
music BUT SUPPOSE YOU CANT PLAY?
THEN, the solution is a good PLAYER-PIANO. The
HOBART M. CABLE IS THE INSTRUMENT YOU WANT.
It's a wonder from every viewpoint. It will stand no end of
hard service and it's full of music
We have the best in pianos and player-pianos.
Come in tomorrow for a demonstration. ,
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