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VOL.. XLVIII NO. 3.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1918.
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Studio Players Adopt a
' French War Orphan
r Help the Red Cross i
t : and Give Play
0N131 war orphan adopted, one eve
ningr each week for Red Cross
J- work -with the French section of the
society ind the presentation of a
playlet at Fort Omaha for 600 sol
diers is already the war work record,
. of the Studio Players' club," com
posed of dramatic students of Mrs.
Effie St?en Kittelson.
: - Marie D'Arvin is the name of the
little French girl adoptgd by the players,-
who look forward to her fre
quent letters. Marie's father was
. killed on Flanders field. It was Jew
ish young people of the group who
' gave .the 1 play. "The Lamentable
Tragedy of Julius Caesar," at the
- post. , ' i.
Members of the club include. Mes
damcs H. H. Fish, Robert Angli
Eugene Melady," F. 0. Beck,' Martin'
Harris, Emma 'Johnston, 'A.- R. Knbde
and the wife of Captain Pierce at Fort
. Omalja. - ,
Jiffises' Melba Z Bradshaw, Beulah,
- - Byrd, . Serena Christiansen, Cecelia
Fox, Judith ' Lindberg, Katherine
Paulass, Margery Ribbel, Gladys
Riley, Grace Sorenson, Mona Stuber,
Sarah Tuchman, Gertrudi Thomp
son, Katherine Waltz, Amy Zschau,
Vera Freeman, Amy Peterson, Anna
.Rasmussen, Katherine C.arroll, Ethel
-v: Mulholland, Marie Berry, Katherine
McGuire, Edna Letovsky, Mary Ells
. worth, Martha Broaa, Edna Thrane,
Ethel Niermeyer, Garnett Thrane,
Thelma Curtis and Agnes Weaver.
I Women's Defense Council
X Holds Meetings of
Foreign" Women '
MRS. A. C, TROUP, chairman of
the Americanization- comntit
. . tee, Douglas County Council of De
fense, women's committee, has called
a meeting of her assistants Tuesday
at 2 p. m. in the Y. W. C. A. to dis
cuss further plans for extended work.
" Mrs. W. N. Halsey, assigned to
- work-among foreign women, had a
. meeting of representatives of foreign
v women's organizations Wednesday
' evening in the Y. W. C. A.. Among
.he women invited were Mrs. Nisan
. tini, president of the Women's Altar
, Guild of St. Anne's church and inter
preter for Burgess-Nash company,
for Italian women; Mrs. Nachtigall,
vice president Christian Mothers' so
' ciety and of St. Joseph's church, for
the German women; Mrs. -Nusil of
the Presbyterian Bohemian church;
Miss Vera Harvalis of the St. John's
Greek Orthodox church, and Mrs. H.
A. Wolf and Mrs. Philp Sher of the
Jewish Women's Relief society.
Tentative plans for work were dis
cussed. Representatives of other na
tionalities will be invited to further
: meetings. . '
Sergt. Earle Charles of the 62nd
balloon company has returned from
short furlough spent with friends in
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; Big Store Establishes Summer Recrea-1 - Some one o the merry erouo beearl . . , Love
tion Cottage, "Breezy "Knoll" at the Cows and Chickens," and another suggested a visit
: "Nnsriwind " Trvp1v flniTTltTV ? t0 the milk yard- Several of the "city girls" knew all
nt xt i i X aDu ilking and, smarter still, they actually knew that
ridCU Ui ixdbii x-ttninv &, the wonderful red and vMiite Nashwood cows are im
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S THE men of the land take up the weapons of war,
l they leave the women to "carry on" the work of
civilization. Regiment after regiment of newly
recruited workers are marching forth daily to win the war
It is one thing to put the women of the land in im
portant industrial places. It is another to keep them
there. Physical fitness plays so important a part in
efficiency that ways and means to conserve strength for
the future must now be devised. - '
A local department store is among the first to solve
the problem. It has devised a plan which not only is ex
pected to "keep the doctor away," but is greeted with
great enthusiasm on the part of the girls.
" The other day a group of pretty, vivacious girls
dressed in attractive blue serge suits and modish black
hats climbed into an impromptu tally-ho, rolled away
from the hot, rushing, business districts, out into the
green fields where the troubles and tiredness is forgotten.
They were members of the first band of employes of
Burgess-Nash company who went out , to "Nashwood,"
the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nash, to in
spect their own home, which is being erected just over
the hill from the rambling red and brown structure,
so familiar to motorists. .
They didn't bring their feminalls, which will be the
official uniform when the real season is on, sd' the christ
ening ceremony began by the guests making a raid on
the carpenters' . overalls. After that they toured the
grounds in a 1918 model wheelbarrow, investigated the
spreading branches of shady trees with an idea for ham
mocks and explored the bungalow.'
" Enthusiasm, of the kind only for young girls, a bij
weary from "releasing men for the front" know how to
register, attended the first glimpse of the big dormitory
with the icreened-in sides and the adioininsr mess hall
ported Ayreshire stock, to the utter amazement of their
"Washing up" in the place which bossies use for a
drinking cup isn't exactly like it's done "at the store,"
but when the trough is used by bossies brought from
far-away bonnie Scotland, it's a different matter. ;
It won't require much beyond the fresh air and the
scenery to "drive dull care away,"" especially since some
of the most care-free ones have taken joyfully to the in
formality and will set the pace for the more reserved.
It was a cozy group that scrambled over the grassy
slopes and amid the shrubs to gather kindling for the
campfiro when the gray smoke curled up in the silvery
moonlight, the first visitors at "Breezy Knoll" brought
out their letters with the legend, "With the colors," writ
ten across the top' and exchanged confidences about the
part big brothers and best friends are taking in the army
of freedom. ;,
Very shortly the last nails will be driven in the
charming summer home. Then every evening when the
bell sounds for closing,1 15 of the girls will go to Nash
wood, where supper will be waiting for them.
Imagine how much easier measuring yards and yards
of summer voile for an exacting purchaser will become
when the salesgirl has a vision of delicious sandwiches,
dainty salad and iced drinks set beneath the trees, await
ing 'hen at the v end of the day.' The girls will
spend the night in the country and in the morning the
big truck will bring them back about 10 o'clock, when
the busy shoppers begin to invade the various depart
ments. ' ' .' .
After "Breezy Knoll" is fully established it will be
arranged that the employes may spend their vacation
there,' a further war emergency measure in these days
of extravagant railroad fares. '
Sinae the outings, planned with an idea of giving to
the women every oppbrtunity for recreation and rest, are
entirely free to the guests, the venture, already so popu
lar among the women, .may well be listed among good
Prepare Jars, Rub-
bers and Sugar Cards
I for War Work
JULY brings an abundance of catw
able crons 'of fruits and vege
tables which follow one another. in
such rapid succession that one must
be prepared to take care of the sur
plus with jars, rubbers, sugar certifi
cates, and, most important of all, the
necessary knowledge to insure sue-
The patriotic housekeeper must not
let one box of berries, one pint of
peas or one ear of corn go to waste
this year. Wasted foodstuff delays
victory. In order to release factory
canned goods for our righting men
we must store up an tne vegetans,
fruits and greens not needed for im
mediate consumption. One Omaha
woman gathers quantities .of dande
lion greens, which she washes and
dries for winter use.
Manv npnnle have more garden
stuff than they can make use of and
others can't get or buy as much as
they need. As it is a crime to waste
anything edible, every one is urged
to sell all of their surplus to the
nearest grocer. If the grocer can t
handle these products, make an effort
to find a market for them among
those who have no gardens. If this
fails, telephone to Mrs. R. E. Winkel
man, Harney 5717, chairman of the
conservation council, or to- Miss
Farnsworth, Tyler 1322, federal home
All of this entails a little .time and
trouble, but the conservation, of food
is a patriotic duty, so don't be a
: Many are taking advantage of the
home canning demonstrations. A
most interesting lesson was held at
the home of Mrs. H. E. Mahaffey,
4023 Charles street, Wednesday, in
charge of Mrs. Paul Rivett. -
On Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock Mrs.
Rivett will give a canning demonstra
tion in Mason school. On Wednes
day at 9 a. m. Miss Nellie Farns
worth and Mrs. Rivett will have a
similar demonstration at the Chris
tian church, in the Lothrop district.
Every woman is welcome to attend.
Miss Farnsworth will conduct in
struction classes this week as follows:
: Tuesday, 10 a. m., Lothrop District
Mrs. Maynard C. Cole, chairman;
subject, "Vegetables and Soups;"
meeting in Christian church.
Wednesday, 3 p. m., Mason School
Mrs. J. P. Winn, chairman; sub
Friday, 9 a. m., Lake School
Mrs. Charles A. Powell, chairman;
subject, "Vegetables and Soups."
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Bits ! Mem!" and Tales I
01 'Interest toy :4abby j
. By GABBY DETAYLS
T 'M going on a strikel" Herman
A Shonfield, The Bee photog
rapher, announced to Gabby
Detayls (not to the boss.)
"There, there, now!" soothed Gab
by." , -v:r" v
"Well,' you would too. Monday I
had to go out on a long ride to take
pictures and had to make the trip in
an auto truck. Tuesday we went out
in an ambulance. Wednesday, in the
police patrol and tomorrow when I
go out to -the city dump, I suppose
they will want me to make the trip in
the 'garbage wagon. What next, I
wonderl" he inquired with wrath.
"A hearse," replied Doane Powell
W AR and the irony of fate link
hands each day in the week. :
Early Friday morning a company
of Red Cross canteen workers met a
troop train of soldiers passing from
Fort Logan, Colo., to Fort Snelling.
But, early as they came, a; devoted
father of one of the soldiers had ar
rived earlier. He had come from
Kansas City in response to a telegram
from , his boy stating he would pass
through Omaha. .
En route to the station, the father
had unfortunately been in an auto
mobile accident and was' in evident
pain from injuries to his foot, be
sides suffering from nervous shock.
"But just a few moments' chat wth
my boy will.be ample, payment for
what I have gone through," the father
told one of the canteen workers.
But, when the, train came, his boy
was not among thedOO or so khaki-
clad defenders of the nation. Some
thing had detained him. y ffi'
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AFTER the invasion of state Red
Cross headquarters this week '
of the whole army of "stenos,"
who want to go to the fighting front
and pound a typewriter to the accom
paniment of shrieking German shells,
the following conversation took place
between two of the women chairmen
in charge of the work. - , '
S The one: "Have you noticed how.
very many of the applicants ; come
from Lincoln?" . . ;
j The other: "Oh, everybody in Lin
coln wants to leave. I think the girls
would rather go to the front line
trenches than stay there!" ,: r
IF you hear a flying cadet say "I
' don't think much of this town of
Omaha. We are thinking of buying-it
and giving it back to the Indians"
as Gabby did last week, you may know
that he has just received a low grade
for his exam and' will not be able to
explore the territory surrounding tbV
post for the period of the weel