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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1918.
Conducted by Ella Fleishman;
Have Your Fortune
' Told; Proceeds Are -.
YFor theJRed Cross
Mystery stalks abroad these days,
A lovely veiled woman in a closed
' car is to ride up and down Our streets,
disclosing lurid pasts and foretelling
rosy futures with perfect ease.
Her limousine will be, decorated
with a huge Red Cross and the silver
that you drop into her pretty palm
will be promptly poured into the cof
fer of the great organization of
' Some of the loveliest girls will ac
company this attractive medium, and
the pure white of their Red Cross
costumes and flowing veils, will be a
striking, contrast to her gay gypsy
dress, great hoop ear-rings and strings
of rainbow-hued ' beads.
Honk! Honk! her car will go up
and down our busy streets, while she
tells .our financiers and merchants
what the years will bring to them, and
many a busy housewife or ardent Red
Cross worker will stop to have their
palms read by, the, pretty,, crystal
gazer..", -' .
The approach of the seventh daugh
ter of j a seventh daughter will be
heralded by a small Boy Scout, who
will stand on the running board of
her car and inform the waiting world
through his megaphone that the lady
of mystery is at hand.
Of course, her identity will be kept
a profound secret, but among the
young women who are interested in
"My Hat Diary"
Watch for "My Hat Diary,! a
clever series of chapeaux chats and
drawing! originated by Miss Carita
Hersog. The first will appear in
The Bee Thursday evening.
Miss Herzog is a talented Lin
coln girl, well known to Omahans.
She it a niece of Mrs. Samuel
Ksti, who lives in the Blackstone,
and has often visited here.
thin tinimie nrnieet for the Red Cross
is the one who is so adept in the art
of fortune telling, uut ot the list
can't you , determine which one will
don the gypsy costume and gaze at
vnn latiffnishinfflv over her harem
veil, Among the eligible are Miss
Alice Load, Miss Hazel . i'eterson,
Miss Beatrice Coad, Miss Gertrude
Mctz, Miss Sybil JNelson, Miss Mar
jorie Howland, Miss Josephine Cong
don,1 Mrs. Robert Hamilton and Mrs.
Frank Selby. ,
... Miss Amy Gilmore is the originator
nf this nnvet SHra rn dwell the Red
Cross fund and she has worked out
the details ot the scneme very care
fully. Mlis Gilmore is one of the
most conscientious Red Crossl work
ers in the city, as she gives her entire
time to work at the warehouse ex
cept the one day a "week when she
is to be found at the canteen at Fort
Omaha as captain of the Friday team.
Glass factories in Ohio are hiring
women it glass-blowers.
Use Your Head
Answer This Question
: ; If we can show to your entire satisfaction
that by buying $30 quarter-acre tracts of our
wonderful ; High Island property, that you
would be able to make a great deal of money,
would you be willing to back your judgment
by purchasing tracts?, " -
' - ' -
Every one to whom we .have explained
our plan admits that we are making the fairest,
squarest of fer they have ever seen.
You owe it to yourself to send immedi
ately for our illustrated bulletin, giving com
plete details. N
740 First Nat'l Bank BIdg., Omaha, Neb.
lVlephono ;Iy ler 398.
, PleadsCause in
Face of War Work
Not to neglect local philanthropic
institutions in the increased drives for
war funds and war work is the plea
of Mrs. A. VV. Bowman, president
of the Social Settlement association,
in the 10th annual Teport of the or
ganization just issued.
"Our nation's entrance into . the
world war has brought certain dis
couragements to our work and yet
at the same time has intensified the
need for it, according to Mrs,
Bowman. "The demand for money
and time for belligerent purposes has
been properly very large; but what
about the home work? Should the set
tlement doers be closed m the face
of this wonderful opportunity to serve
our country in this its greatest
"We are looking forward to the
coming year with great anticipation;
our settlement house has been put in
order; our talented head resident,
Mrs. W. S. Caldwell, "and her co
workers arc eager to" improve every
opportunity for service; our many
volunteer workers are helping: ts to
meet the many demands of our en
A resume of the settlement activi
ties includes mention of Campnre
Girls. Bluebirds, kitchen garden, cook
ing, millinery.athletic, sewing and knit-
i ..LI..:. 1
ring classes ior gins: inu anient aim
debating groups for boys. Mrs.
DraDer Smith Rives a detailed report
of the garden club activity' last spring1
and plans for this years work.
Last year's receipts were $9,816.35;
disbursements, $6,27829, and the bal
ance, $3,538.06. '
AT PRETTIEST MILE CLUB
A number of luncheon parties were
given today at the Prettiest Mile club
when spring flowers held sway in the
decorations. At Mrs. red Cranes
table, long stalks of purple iris seemed
to be growing, they were arranged so
artistically in a low Japanese dowl
Mm F. T. Daiitrhertv chose the fiink
n-mrlracmrn fnr her eenterrjiece and
in their graceful basket tied with a
fluffy bow of pink tulle they made a
yery'dainty decoration. The honor
cuct at the affair was Mrs. Harrv
Erskine who is from Chilicothe. MoJ
who is visiting Mrs. u augnerty. ,
If.. T t T will ft tinstaae at
ivj.iv. J, juvn. ... VV -
a luncheon party Thursday, when her
Ml .1. - - fm
guests will numuir cigm, iuu iu.
Harry Gordon wnl also have eight
TV n A Mr. A. K. Detwller will
entertain a dinner party of eight at
the club this evening, while Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Gardner will have a four
some at their table.
The Red Cross benefit card party
and auction sale planned for Toes?
day evening at the Scottish Rita ca-
.. . . t l. . j .:i
tnearai, naa 10 dc posipunca uuui
Friday evening, on account of the
rain last evening. The hour set for
the affair is 8:30 o'clock.
DRAMA SECTION LUNCHEON
Th itntvn sertinn r( the Collecriate
Alumnae will give its annual luncheon
the Chamber of Com
merce. After luncheon Mrs. Stephen
Dawes will direct the presentation of;
Bernard Shaw's "Press Cuttings."
'By GERTRUDE BERESFORD"
NAVY blue Georg
ette crepe embroid
ered in dull red beads
furnishes a striking
frock with a patriotic
color scheme and ia a
of the tunic. This de
sign is effective in any
bordered material. The
white! collar and tie
complete the tri-color.
Thia model made up in
rose, gray or flesh col
ored Georgette crepe
embroidered in self
colored wooden beads
will make the loveliest
frock for afternoon
.' A t " ... j i " "'
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ur qufliity ana value standards
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Ladies and Misses'
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. . All the leading fabrics and colori Ab
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THURSDAY, YOUR CHOICE
Mrs. W. A. C. Jofinson and Miss
Kathcrlne McCormick left Tuesday
evening for a two weeks" trip to New
York City and White Sulphur
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Watson of
Grand Island are the guests of their
daughter, Mrs. Penn Fodrea.
Omahans registered at the Hotel
McAlpin in New York City include:
Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzroberts, Mr.
Will H. Wood. Mr- F, W. Kellogg,
Mr. O. H. Allen, A. E. Rogers, Mr.
and Mrs. R. M. Laverty. A. F. Stry
ker, Mr. W. R. Whiting, E. F.
Deighert, Mrs. Richard Murphy, Mr
and Mrs. W. B..Tagg, Mr. M. R.
Murphy, Dave Rosenstocjc. Richard L,
Page, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCulloch
and Mr. and Mrs. F. Anderson. '
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cohn leave this
evening for Chicago to attend the
wedding of their niece, Miss Ruth
Newman, and Mr. Joseph Greenburg
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Miss Stella Abraham, who has been
a student at the University of Ne
braska this year, returned today to
spend the vacation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Abraham.
Mrs. Harry Erskine of Chilicothe,
Mo., is the guest of Mrs. F. J. Daugh
erty. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson left
Monday evening for Camp Funston
to vvisit their son. Corporal Harold
WEDDINO ANNOUNCED ;
A quiet wedding took place Mon
day evening at the home of Rev.
Charles M. Fleming, when Misr AI
frieda Nielsen, daughter of Mr.vand
Mrs. N. P. Nielsen, became the bride
of Mr. Jesse J. Hart, jr., formerly of
Harrisburg, La., of the medical corps
of the post hospital at Fort Omaha.
The parents of the bride were the
only ones present at the ceremony.
Miss James M. Perry of Greenville,
S. C, is the first woman.to.be ad
mitted to the practice of law in South
Carolina. . V :
PrsEals Tw i
Zion Juniors Give
Young Judea clubs gave a Shebuoth
program Sunday in the Beth Hame
drosh synagogue, directed by Miss
Bernice Solig. Miss Rose Brodkey
told the story of Shebuoth or the
Feast of Weeks, and a musical pro
gram was given by Miss Helen Som
iner's juvenile orchestra, accompanied
by Miss Charlotte Abrams.
"Ruth and Naomi" was a charming
playlet directed by Miss Anna Far
ber, leader of the Flowers of Zion.
Bessie Farber took the role of Ruth;
Edith Spector, Naomi; Jennie Leibo
witz, Zilka; Kate Goldstein, Ocha;
David Kubby, Prophet, and Bennie
Mr. Mallamuth, Rose Siegel. Bes
sie Greenberg, Dorothy Kline, Edwin
Ashler and Fred White were others
who took part in the program. Fol
lowing this, gifts were presented to
Miss McLaughlin, Mrs. Coral Stein,
Miss Oreen and Miss Jessie Kruger
for their assistance in making the
affair a success.
Women "Cops" March in
One. of the features of the New
York police parade on May 11 were
the trim fisrures of the newly ap
pointed feminine "coppers." The work
Of the women police will be largely
of a detective nature rather - than
actua patrol, duty. The photo shows
the uniform adopted for the feminine
iViisuuiiucpLiuns ui w ui k rui ,
Women After Their Marriage
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
or so a week, will dress you
and your family well.
l HE wanta that sens of secrltyi of attentfva-
, ness; of anembarrassing fnUaaca, that ia an
especial featura of MorrUoa service to woman
' who maka thia hotel theft headquarters for
shopping, theatre, or business excursions to
A bonsekMptc Is la chart t anrary floor ot tba n
storioit bath and eircalatlaa ssa water la vary room)
; axquUitaly tasteful room fumUhlafi whotbor yon W
S3 or more. ,.
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Tomco CaMloa, Chlcato'S Woodar Kattanraat Is
tfco homo of th htmt Musical Hits, togtther with Its
tnamlona Ico Caratal.
"JW Oa Aorta
j Clark as Msa'tsan Ctnota
The following letter came to me the
other day. and as it implies a slight
misconception in regard to some of
the things 1 have wgen about
women continuing to wofVrafter mar
riage, I shall answer it at length:
Dear Visa Fairfax:
Ton have written ao much lately about
women "holding their Jobs'" after marriage.
that I ihould like to ask you a few
Don't you think It ia a better arrange'
nient when the woman stays home and
keeps house and cares for the children,
when there are any. Instead of going out
and helping to earn the family living?
That's the way It used to be in my
borne, and I hope it's going to be like that
with me some day, but I must say there
are no such prospects at present, I am
employed In a government office, and I'm
not "crasy" about It. Certainly, I should
not like to continue there if I do marry. I
am now 29 years old, and there seems noth
ing ahead for me but work. Tours sincerely,
. To begin,' Rosemary, I do think
it a better arrangement! when the
woman stays home and keeps
house, the way your mother and
father did, and the man goes out
and earns, the family living. But
that happy state of affairs is get
ting to be more and more difficult
for people of moderate incomes,
owing to the righ cost of living
Not very long ago, with strict
economy, a hundred dollars a month
would suffice for a small family. That
was about the average salary for a
government employe, and, once, on a
time, it could be stretched and
squeezed intovcovering the family
budget, but now it leaves in its wake
a trail of debts and anxieties when
devoted toward that end.
I am speaking, of course, of the
cost of living in big cities where
everything must be bought and paid
for, not life on a farm, where food
stuffs may be raised.
But of the two alternatives-a
lonely and sterile old age, or home
life where husband and wife both
work the latter seems to me in
finitely preferable. With youth,
health and love any miracle is possi
ble, and you must not leave out of
the question the tremendous incentive
to doing one's best that home and
children bring. They are the great
spur that has made the world take all
the high hurdles.
Legislators all over the world are
awakening to these -"new economic
conditions. Even the most reaction
ary of them, who are still medieval
in regard to woman suffrage, will
vote for "mother's pensions" and
"maternity insurance," and similar
remedial legislation designed to meet
the new conditions that have become
well-nigh intolerable for people in
If a woman must -work in an office
eight hours a day through youth and
middle age, isn't it better for her to
come home at night to a home and
the incalculable blessing ofxchildren,
perhaps than to a cheerless room
The care of young children during
the absence of the mother is not
fraught with insuperable difficulties.
It would require, of course, an intel
ligent system of adjustment such as
has been successfully tried out by
several professional women of my
tvery one must settle this prob
lem according to her means and situ
ation. It would require, for instance,
no great strain of the imagination to
leave a group of such .babies in charge
of one or more trained nurses who
would have specialized in regard to
child welfare. Roof gardens on
apartment houses are not difficult or
expensive-they might easily be con
verted into baby gardens or Montes-
What Would Grandma Say? 1 y
Could anything have seemed wilder
or more radical to our grandmothers,,
with their inexorable system of keep .
ing house, than the conveniences of
the modern flat, the public laundry,
the bakery, the vacuum cleaner? Why;
then, should an apartment with a
modern nursery in charge of com
petent nurses seem so cataclysmic?
Children reared in such environ-
chance of lifting and acquiring the
foundation of a good constitution .
than the children reared by well-to-do, .
butunthinking, mothers, who mean
well, but sin through ignorance. -
The average mother, be'she ever o
conscientious, is rarely a dietician, and
food continuing at its present ruinous
ost. she is more apt to manage wit
what she has on hand than to give
t'.c child a balanced ration that co
operation and training makes possi?
ble. - - X
Co-operation will make possible
for the poor the scientifically balanced
meal that heretofore has been tha
luxury of the rich. It will make pos- '
sible children's gardens, in charge of
child experts. ' .
It has already accomplished, for the ;
school children of New York, the ifl-
estimable benefit of a hot, properly
balanced lunch, supplied by the city
at cost. Co-operation is the Aladdin's
lamp that will eliminate drudgery, and ,
brin-home life within the grasp of
And, furthermore, I don't feelvso
deeply sympathetic with the mother
who goes out daily to work, the
chances are that contact with the
world will keep her younger look
ing than massage, cold cream and
Look at the difference irf the ap
pearance of women to whom the war
has given employment. Instead of
that settled exprossion of bored va
cuity, that peered from every other
limousine, the idle rich have taken
a brace, they begin to look human
almost intelligent, as they rush about,
genuinely busy about something for
the first time in their lives.' v
Horrors of a Solitary Dinner. ' -Imagine
a self-supporting - woman ;
coming home after a long day's work
to a home with children and spending
her evenings with them till bed time.
telling them their favorite stories,) ,
then tucking them in with a good
night kiss. ' ' o
Or imagine the same woman com
ing home to nothing but her empty
flat and solitude. She eats a lonely
dinner, propping up her newspaper
against the carafTe and reads about
a world that seems to include every
one but her. After dinner she has a
choice of a book or perhaps going .
out, when solitude will again greet
her on her return. '
No, there is no comparison between
these alternatives to the nomal wom
an. Of course, Mrs. Grundy will rave
over the iniquity of giving up her
baby to someone else and going to a
"job" like a man. But pray, what has
Mrs. Grundy been doing all these
years but turning her baby oyer to a t
nurse and sometimes a very unworthy
one at that, while she went to a
bridge party or made calls or did
something equally unprofitable? '
To conclude, Rosemary, I should
certainly advise you to marry if you
have an opportunity, even if you
marry a poor man and add your salary
to his and together found a real home.
Aa one at night in anqulsh, who smiles on
m her child at morn,
So out of the pang and pain of war shall
certain truth be born.
The miner and the merchant
Are both brave men.
See them both In khaki,
They do not differ then
One 'mid death and danger,
In deed and daring one.
And these shall still be comrades
When the course ot war Is run.
Now this shall be the great reward when
o'er a world in strife,
Like sun that bursts through thunder, the
great Peace lifts to life.
The statesman and the workman
Are both true men.
See them with one purpose,
They do not differ then
One who guides a nation, r
On who makes a gun.
And these shall still b kindred
When the new day greets the sun.
The world is torn with its torture, with pain
that knows no rest, V.
But this shall be the glory at morning on
The statesman and the workman
Shall be of one estate;
The miner and the merchant
Shall be as mate to mate;
The sham of caste has crumbled,
Man knows his brother's worth,
And these shall be of one blood
When the new dawn greets the earth.
' Theodosla Garrison.
Just to be pitiful and kind
, Ia aU I ask. .
-To help some on who does not love his task
Of living, or some one who is blind
To Joy, or very weary or afraid.
I am so young, so useless now.
Heart of the World, let me more plainly feel
thy throbbing 1
Just to be pitiful and kind
i . Is all I ask.
Louis Towasend Nlcholl.
Soft White Hands
Follow use of Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment. At night bathe them with the
Soap and hot water. Dry and rub In the
Ointment. Wear old gloves d urine night.
.J. Eck Fraa Ww M1L Address MSt-
card: Cfcra, Dept. 10A. Baetoa." .Sold
everywhere. Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and 50c
Committee Cares for I
One thousand three hundred and
sixty-five ' children of .the frontier :
towns in the devastated areas of
France and Belgium are being cared
for, by the Comite Franco-American
for the protection of the children 6f
the frontier. These children, adopted
by generous Americans, are receiving
medical attention and ar being edu
cated in seven Paris depots and 27
colonies located in different parts of
France. ( . ,
"The children come from Belgium
and Alsace-Lorraine and from many
parts of invaded France," the Comite
says. "They often arrive barefoot and
with only a gingham apron to protect
them from the cold. They are all
frightened and homeless," many of
them ill from shock and exposure."
Eighty-five thousand articles of
clothing were shipped to France
through the Comite during 1917 by
Americans. Six hundred and eighty
eight children have American "god
parents," who contribute $72 a year
for the support of each child.t With
out the steady and increasing interest
and support of the hundreds of mar
raines and contributors to the funds
of the Comite," is the statement of
the association, "the work in France
could not be continued. To all those
whose contributions during the last
year have made possible the comfort,
health and safety of this regimerft of
refugee children the Comite, in the
name1 of the children, extends its
most sincere and earnest thanks and
asks for continued support during the
trying times ahead." ' " .4
Re-educating War Cripples
The bureau forhe re-education of
war cripples is a part of . the civil '
affairs department of the Amerijari
Red Cross in Paris. "At its head," re
ports the Paris bureau of the Red
Cross, "is Miss'Grace Harper, for
merly director of the , social , service
work at the Massachusetts general
hospital in Boston. Miss Harper has
studied seven of the nine big schools
where France prepares her 'mutiles'
to resume civil life as wage earners. '
In co-operation With the French au
thorities she is planning a school to
train war cripples who were farmers
before they shouldered arms, to oper
ate farm motor machinery (which
France is learning to use as neves be
fore) and to tend chickens and rab
bits and the larger- live stock.; This
field the French schools have com
Conditions resulting from the war
have drawn women into the lor.rliest
American occupation, that of herding
sheep on the great ranges in remote
sections of Wyoming and the neigh
boring states ;
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