Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 21, 1918, SOCIETY SECTION, Image 17

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Edgar C. Snyder;
, Washington, July 20.
WASHINGTON as a summer re
sort, is so far, a great suc
cess. For six weeks cr more
it has been too cool for picnics and
tor water trips with any comfort.
Open fires have given the country
clubs an autumn atmosphere. The re
ports from the seaside resorts from
the week-end travelers that they are a
scene of half desertion. Motor par
ties who do not stay long are the rule,
rather than the permanent summer
- colony. It is the hotels that are suf
fering, rather than the cottages. The
mountain resorts round about Wash
; ,ington are well filled, and in fact are
having the most prosperous season
. they have had in years. There is too
much of importance, necessity and in
terest in Washington, for many of its
residents to want to leave, and the
housing problem grows easier every
day. The hotels are not even full,
much less crowded.
A party of resourceful girls solved
. the question for themeselves clever
ly a few weeks ago, and are the cos
iest, happiest little party ever. Every
one familiar with Washington knows
of the many localities, desirable to
. live in, where there are little shabby
ramschackle story and a half and two
story shanties, which have once been
cottages, but neglected so long' that
even many of the colored people shun
them, but 'which stand beside, be
tween and across the street, from
some of the most pretentious and
fashionable residences. This enteAJ
prising group of girls here doing war
work found one of these veritable
huts on 1 street, close to the new
Powhatan hotel and at the other end
of the block from the Metropolitan
club. It had, been occupied by negroes
and had had a little shop in the front
room. They looked-it over, rented it
for next to nothing and then went to
work on it. They fumigated, painted,
repaired and scraped it inside and out,
- installed a bath and restored the back
yard into a tiny garden, furnished the
tiny house in modern, summer fur
nishirfgs, including electric lighting
and fans, and are now in possession
, of one of the prettiest and most com
fortable little places ever seen with
seven good room. And it is within
-v three minutes walk from the State
department and immediately in one of
- the fashionable neighborhoods, Their
little drawing room with dining room
behind is one of the most adorable
suites with artistic hangings and con
genial surroundings. There are hun
dreds of such transformations all over
the city, even in the business blocks
where some one fits up a charming
apartment. x
Vacation Problem.
:Now that congress has solved . the
vacation problem, the president and
Mrs. Wilson are expected to take a
itvt days now and then, for change
and recreation. Just how and where
will be a question, to be announced,
probably, after they have done it
Mrs. Wilson, is very attractive in her
youthful summer outfits of white
suits and soft, summery hats,, which
- she invariably wears. This cool
weather, the suits of cloth, some
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times silk, and on hot days they are
of sheer muslins, georgettes or or
gandies, but invariably white. She
did, however, appear on French In
dependence day, in a costume of
light blue, with white hat and a light
blue band, all of which was most be
coming to her brunette .beauty, and it
is very few brunettes who can wear
light blue.
Miss Wilson wears rather plainer
clothes than her father's wife, but
white and pink have seemed to have
been adopted by her this year. SheJ
is taking a very active work tn tne
entertainment of the soldiers and in
the community center work, in the
District of Columbia. This has al
ways been the work in which she has
been greatly interested, leaving to her
sister, Jessie, now Mrs. Sayre, the
work of promoting suffrage as much
as possible, and to the youngest of
the three, Mrs. McAdoo, the work of
keeping up with the social end of
everything, and the artistic things.
It was Mrs. McAdoo who inherited
their mother's taste and talent in art.
They are all equally patriotic, and
Conservation of
Plays an
Important Part I
While conservation is a patriotic
duty and an every day necessity, the
women of Omaha are meeting the
situation admirably.
' Attendance v at the instruction
classes has kept up and increased
week by weelc. A choice collection of
tested recipes has been given at each
meeting and the faithful ones who
have not missed a lesson, have a new
cook book that is strictly up to date.
Some have just discovered that a
free cooking school is being conduct
ed where individual problems are dis
cussed and solved. Many who have
taken advantage of this courtesy of
Uncle Sam have requested that these
classes be 1 repeated. Already new
classes are scheduled for September.
Only a limited number can be con
ducted at -once and those wishing this
insruction brought to their districts
should apply at once as classes will
be formed in the order of application.
0er 100 women met at the Wind
sor school on Friday to discuss bread
making with substitute flours. Miss
Farnsworth explained the use of each
substitute and suitable combinations.
Instruction classes will be con
ducted next week as follows:
Tuesday July 23, 10:00 a. m., Loth
rop district, Mrs. Maynard C. Cole,
chairman. Subject, "Flour Mixtures
and Home Drying." Meeting held in
the Christian church.
Wednesday, July 24, 3:00 p. mn
Mason school, Mrs. H. N. Winn,
chairman. Subject, "Home Drying
and Special Recipes."
inursaay, July 45, 10:00 a. m.,uun -
l. Mrs.- J. r. Kepler, chair -
man. Subject, "Flour Mixtures."
Friday, July 16,- 9:00 a. m., Lake
school, Mrs.' Charles Powell, chair
man. Subject, "Flour Mixtures."
THERE is an age-old dream which
died when the great war began.
' The destiny of countless of the
world's onnressH and pmbitio has
been shaped by this golden vision.
it is u.e appaiiuon ot tne fair god
dess of Liberty, standing with beckon
ing hand on the shores fo Columbia,
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each one does ' her share of that
Omahans et at :
Senator and Mrs. Hitchcock left
early in the week for Massachusetts.
Mrs. Hitchcock will establish herself
at Little Point, Swamscott, for the
remainder of - the summer. Miss
Hitchcock will remain here for some
time. '
The Nebraska Women's Washing
ton club, organized for and among
the women and girls of the state who
have come here for the war work,
have, combined with the Nebraska
State Society of Washington and will
have a picnic on July 27, for the war
workers and the Nebraska men in
the training camps round about
Washington tnd in Washington.
They will go to Chevy Chase lake,
one of the most attractive and most
accessible spots around the city, tak
ing their basket lunches with them,
and have supper in the open, with
some dancing afterwards.
Professor and Mra. Avery of Lin
coln have given up their apartment
and are staging with Mrs. Susie Root
Rhodes at her home at 1004 Park
Road Mrs. Straetten, wife of Dr.
Robert Straetten, U. S. N and daugh
ter of Mrs. Rhodes, is in New York
for a stay of six weeks or more,
while Dr. Straetten'a ship is in port.
Their children remained behind with
their grandmother.
Mrs. Walter Penfield, formerly Miss
Lucile Bacon of Omaha, has been
made secretary of the salvage con
servative committee of the Red Cross,
for the District of Columbia. Mrs.
Dougherty, widow of Capt. John Al
lan Dougherty, U. S. N., is chairman
and is the founder and organizer of
the work which has accomplished
wonderful results. It is for the pur
pose of sending to the committees the
trash housekeepers naturally and reg
ularly throw out, such as tin foil, rub
bers, old shoes, rubber bands and
every conceivable useless article. For
instance they pay $3,000 for a ton of
scraps of tin foil The money ob
tained is turned into the Red Cross.
The women are but just organizing
here for the work. Mrs. Dougherty
is one of 4he most practical and ac
tive women in the war work. It was
she who conceived the idea of having
a charity-ball when every cent goes
to the charity, instead of having one
with a lot of expense. Her ball last
winter had no expenses to deduct, as
she had donations of special checks
for each expense, outside of the ticket
sale. She is the first one to accomp
lish such a thing here, and she. is sure
t? mc5 a 80 ner M work. . Mrs.
Penfield rs her able., firstNassistant
Professor Buck of the State uni
versity and Mrs. Buck are now sta
tioned in' Washington. Professor
Buck was in the first training camp
and has been in the south for a long
Misses Grace and Marguerite Lowe,
well known school teachers of Omaha,
nave come to Washington to engage
in war work forthe summer, having
. taken DOSition in th, Sf.tH.,rt:
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Miss Grace Stillwell is another
Omaha school teacher who has taken
a summer position in the Treasury de
partment j
the land of opportunity, equality and
Often it was the agents of Amer
ican industry who painted the glow
ing picture to the peasants of foreign
lands. Sometimes it was tales of
the successful traveler on his visit
to the "old country" which fired the
imagination. Both had the same re
sult, to crowd the steerage of every
ship bound for America.
Fortune sometimes smiled, some
times frowned. For some fate still
hangs in the balance. These are the
last ones who came knocking at
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Wr. A.CTroup
C. T. Kountzo
Brings Latest Ftews
From New York
RS. C. T. KOUNTZE, assistant
director of the bureau of per
sonal service for Nebraska, has
just returned from New York with her
head full of the latest Red Cross news.
Her interest was centered chiefly in
the developments along the lines of
service abroad which are included in
the personal work. They are clerical,
canteen, social service and the new
est branch hospital hut work.
The presence of two former Omaha
women, intimate friends of Mrs.
Kountze, at the head of the personal
work, made the inspection tour de
cidedly pleasant as well as profitable.
' One of these is Mrs. John Els-
L worth, formerly Miss Eleanor Mont
gomery, granddaughter ot the late
Gen. Granville Dodge of Council
Bluffs and Omaha. She is at the head
of the canteen service of the Atlantic
Work Done.
The amount of work done by the
canteeners in New York is amazing,
according to Mrs. Kountze. They meet
the troop trains and gather at the
ports to speed the boys tn the last
lap of the journey to the war zone.
"Mrs. Elsworth, the commandant,
wears the most attractive uniform,"
Mrs. Kountze said. "The skirt is dark
blue, the short coat of horizon blue
has epaulets of red. The navy blue
war sailor is banded with horizon blue
and ornamented with the Red Cross.
The workers wear smartly made lorn
motor coats of horizon blue linen with
hats similar to that of the command
ants." ,
The reason for the gay looking com
bination is . to make the workers
recognizable at a distance. Mrs.
Elsworth directs the activity of
2,000 New York women- who serve
thousands of boys daily. Mr. Els
worth is director of hospital service
for New York.
Mrs. Joseph Cudah'y of Chicago,
formerly of Omaha, director for the
canteen service for the central division
of which Nebraska is pan, was in
New York with Mrs. Kountze. Mrs.
Cudahy and Mrs. Elsworth are mem
bers of a board of 12 who compose
the advisory committee of the wo
man's national committee. Mrs. Cud
ahy returned to Chicago with the
Omaha Red Cross chairman.
An important part of Mrs.
Kountze's visit ras to arrange to
bring to Omaha Mrs. John Urb; of
Minneapolis, who has just returned
from several months clerical work
(Continued OB Paca Three, Column Four.)
America's door, before the war pre-1
vented them from sailing the seas
in search of freedom.
These strangers within our gates
form one of the war's gravest prob
lems. Under the starry banner today
there are' two kinds of peoples, Amer
icans and foreigners. Lo the poor
immigrant is no longer. He is now
a "new American."
The National Council of Defense
number among its 17 committees
working to promote all branches of
war work an Americanization com
mittee, whose mission is to safe
guard the process of claiming these
foreign-born citizens.
Among the ways and means recom
mended by the council arc:
Teach the English language.
Explain the purpose and aims of
tlfe United States in war, draft reiru
lations, provisions and importance of
soldiers' and sailors' insurance act.
Third Bat., 347th F. Art., Enroute.
The train commander and the bat
tery commanders of batteries "E" and
"F" of the Third battalion, 347 field i
O rttlt a ar Knnr 4a ovnf ac b vrfitll ran.
teen workers, who distributed cigar
ets, fruit and cards to the men of this
organization when we stopped in your
town on July 3, 1918, their deep ap
preciation, not only for the fruits and
othen articles given, but also for the
kindly and patriotic manner in which
this good work is being accomplished.
It goe without saying that your
work is really a fine one, and we wish
to say that the officers and men of
these organizations will not soon for
get the courtesy shown by your work
ers. (Signed.)
Captain F. A. R. C.
J. N. KEHOE, -
First Lieutenant Batt "E."
First Lieutenant Batt "F."
Memberships in the Red Cross is
maintained by 3,941,193 persons in
Central division (Illinois, Michigan,
Wisconsin,. Iowa and Nebraska), or
2S.5 per cent of the population of the
five states.
A year ago the number of members
in the Red Cross of this division was
less than 200,000. By far the greater
number of the members are of the $1
a i year class, but it is interest
ing to know that nearly 5,000 paid
$100 each for membership, which
makes them 'patrons" of, the Red
Cross, i ,
All members who paid $2 or more
received the Red Cross magazine for
a year, and there are 272,538 such
members, or 6.9 per cent of the total
By states the membership is as fol
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Laws and regulations affecting im
migrants. Information concerning Liberty
loan, war savings stamps, food pro
duction and conservation, Red Cross,
recreational, educational and employ
ment facilities.
Importance of health, housing, sani
tation dress for local climate.
The Douglas County Council of De
fense has named Mrs. A. C. Troup as
chairman for the Omaha women who !
are undertaking this branch of pa
triotic service.
Besides fostering the Americaniza
tion work established for some time
at the Omaha social settlement, Mrs.
Troup and her helpers have organiz
ed other groups of workers.
Of one of these irronn Mm. W. N.
. Halsey, prominent in miss'" work
among ioreigners, is in
large. There I
are tour centers t""B, , " "c i
. Miok it.inAh
work is cond ICU- .in leaders,.!,
amone th vl';,ous foreign-born pco
pies n?-'urca liere nave Deen cnosen
.'.ieir own people.
Members of the Greek community
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are represented by Miss Vera
llaryalis, daughter of the pastor of
the Orthodox church, the Rev. Har
valis. Red Cross and sewing classes
for women have been established
among these new citizens.
An afternoon study class in Eng
lish for mothers is one of the features
of the work among the Bohemians,
whose chairman is Mrs. Adolph
Musil An excellent record for all
sorts of war work is claimed by the
Bohemian women, who do wonderful
knitting and hospital garment work
for Red Cross.
Mrs. J. M. Nachtigall is leader of
the work for patriotism among
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Amy aid
FIRST in the hearts of all Oma
hans are the fighting men who
call our town "home." They are
scattered from the Pacific coast to the
Atlantic and the war devastated coun
tries over-seas claim many of the,tn.
Newsy bits about these "boys grown
tall" who have pledged all to their
country, 'are read eagerly by those
who starid behind them at home and
all other,, news takes secondary
place. A few gold stars are appearing
on Omaha's service flag telling their
silent story of her valiant sons who
have made the supreme saenhce.
While the boys are far away hos
pitable Omaha has opened wide her
doors to the men in khaki who are
stationed &t the nearby forts. Many
of the officers have brought their
charming wives with them and they
are honorees at delightful parties at
the clubs and at the informal little
teas given at the different homes
They are such attractive young wom
en and bring such a refreshing
glimpse of the outside world to us,
that everyone regrets deeply when
war orders take them from Omaha.
Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Jo
seph Barnard, who have been re
mi 'ivy
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0, God give me courage to
live another day.
Let me not become a coward
Kafnpji ! riiffiiilti nr recreant
4 to its dutv
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ei me not lose laiui in uij
fellowmen. V T
Keep me tweet and pure ' at X
heart in pite of ingratitude,
T treachery and meanness. t
X Preserve me, u uoa, trom &
f m'nding little stings or giving f
f them. . S
Hem me to -keep my heart
$ dean and to live honestly and T
iv.imiaijr uiai no oucwara fan-
v ure can dishearten me or tak.4
ir i ah : I
. "iB Ju Ui vwn8C,ou nteK'
Open wide the eyes of my soul 4
T that I may see good in all thingt.,
A Grant this day some new vision Z
f of Thy truth; inspire me with the
T spirit of joy and gladness and
ii make me the cup of strength to
f suffering souls. In the name of T
A the strong Deliverer.
Written by a Monk In th Kth Century
Omaha's German-born Americans. A
splendid society composed of 200 wo
men, known as the Christian mothers,"'
is doing much in a social and educa
tional way. Mrs. Nachtigall, is in
charge of the St. Joseph's, church Red
Cross knitting auxiliary and the sur
gical dressings workers.
In both the Liberty loan and Red
Cross drives, this patriotic woman
has taken the initiative. The women
have made a very creditable record
in each wartime activity.
Continual inspiration from Italy's
brilliant fighting, has come to the
group of daughters of this land, who
are expressing loyalty to the allies
when they work for America in Red
Cross and the bimonthly programs
of a patriotic nature given by the
members of St. Ann's parish.
. In none of the groups has the work
been really organized. Other worker
are to be named among the Bohemian
women. - - Miss Jessie Krugert- well
known in Jewish welfare work, is the
last chairman to be appointed. The
plans to be followed haye not been
outlined. ; ; , ' '
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cently stationed at Camp Dodge,
Des Moines. Ia.. are now located at
Camp Grant, Rockford, 111.
According to a letter received last
week by Mrs. Tom McShane and Mrs.
Roy Byrne, their brother, iSergeant
Sheridan, of St. Joe, was wounded
during the battle on the Chateau
Thierry front in France, and was then
in a hospital behind the French lines.
Sergeant Sheridan, who is a young
doctor and a member of the field hos
pital staff, with several others, was
trying to rescue Captain Duncan, who
was a close friend of Sergeant Sheri
dan. They had succeeded in carrying
Captain Duncan from the field into a
wood which was immediately located
by the boches, and with ; their guna
turned on the rescuing party they
killed all but Sergeant Sheridan. The
huns used their deadly poison gas, .
and as the explosion of shells had
torn Sergeant Sheridan's gas mask
'off, he was Overcome by- the fumes
and rendered unconscious and blind
for 72 hours. ',: , -
, Lt. Charles Conrad, who has been
at Fort Sill, Okl., is now stationed at
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