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THE BEE : OMAHA, FRIDAY, AUGUST tf , 1918.
'Conducied by -Ella Fleishman
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LWar Takes Circus
Performers Women .
Knit for Soldiers
What has become of Signor An
tonio Rosini and Diavolo. the dare
devil, familiar to our youth . and
known to their . personal friends as
Terry Finnegan and Heinle Schjnidt?
They are gone with the days of peace
gone like other friends of our
youth. In their place are dainty irls,
peerless in skill and courage on the
trapeze and the wild horse, but girls
nevertheless. Men are getting scarce
even in .he circus ring.
l Watchinir the oarade Wednesday,
who could fail to be impressed by the
overpowering numbers of the wo
men performers? Still the than sits
on the box, holding the reins over the
big gray draft horses that draw the
heavy wagons; still the clowns, much
dwindled in number, it is true, up
hold, the traditions, and occasionally
one sees a man performer sitting on
his horse among the crowd of women.
Once Uncle Sam and his sons rilled
a float Now our good uncle sits
vj among a group of daughters. The
sailor boys are now sailor girls. The
cowboys are much mixed with cow
girls. Of the three performers on the
steam piano, two were women. There
were some Arabs, several Japanese
and a few Mexicans, but the Ameri
can man was noticeably lacking in
' the big parade on Wednesday.
And did you see what the women
were doing? Did you count the socks
that were being knit fo the soldier
boys? Even on top of the big wagons
the boys "over there" are not forgot
ten, and many a stitch was taken as
the cumbersome vans jolted over the
Women are rising to the occasion
again. Let them take our boys if
they will, the women wilt see to it
that the kiddies are not deprived of
Unique Movie Star Party.
Misses Ruth and Margaret Powell
entertained the Queen Esther club
Tuesday evening at a movie star
party. Each guest was asked to im
, personate 'one of the well known
screen divinities. Theda Bara, Mary
Plckford, Marguerite Clarke and
others were so well represented, that
the girls recognized the actress in
many cases before they did the girl
who took the part.
Farewells or Soldiers.
Mrs. Jack Driscoll will give a large
evening party at her home, honoring
her son, Jack and his friends, Ray
Lindberg and Charles Peterson, who
leave Friday for Fort Logan. Pa
triotic decorations and garden flowers
will be used throughout the rooms.
Wednesday evening the Misses Mar
garet and Ellen Peterson entertained
in their honor and Tuesday evening,
Miss Cleda Keller was hostess at an
other such farewell party.
Mrs. G. H. Koewler will be hostess
Friday at 2:30 o'clock for the meet
... ing of the Extension society, at her
home 1802 Corby.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clark will
motor to Spirit kake and Minneapo
lis, leaving Friday.
Mm. Guy D. Thomas and daughter,
Margaret, have returned from a thrfte
weeks' visit with relatives at Clear
Mr. and Mrs. Max Morris have re
turned home after a month's visit in
Minneapolis with their daughters.
Miss Anna Windmiller of Chicago
is the guest of the Misses Pauline
Davis and Elizabeth Hart, class
mates at the University of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Baird of Omaha
have taken apartments at the new
Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs,
Mrs. William Archibald Smith js
sojourning in Colorado, having taken
the Pikes Peak trip during the week.
Mrs. E. W. Nash and Mrs. James
I. Woodard are spending the week
with tne George Meyers family in
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bradford and
family are summering in Rockland,
Judge and Mrs, J, W. Woodrough
Splendid Spirit of
Omaha Boys in France
4 The spirit of Omaha boys in France
' and the comforting messages they
send to the folks back home, is il
lustrated in a letter from Bert F.
Krelle of the 442nd truck company,
at the motor reception park of the
American expeditionary forces in
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles F. Krelle, 1813 Center
. "The breaking of home ties is a
sorrowful, event I know that you
don't like it at all but just be brave
as you always have been and then
some day we will come marching
back to you, and then just think
how proud you can be of having
sent two boys to help along in the
great cause," he writes.
"I am not so lonesome any more
as I have found another good pal.
It sure is the only way to enjoy the
army. But ,the trouble is" that every
time I make a "buddie" I lose him. I
.never forget for a minute all of you
back home. '
"We had a telegram from General
Pershing congratulating us on the
way work was handled here. J met
those Pershing veterans who they
are making so much fuss about over
in the states."
To his brother, Walter, of The Bee
composing staff, who has enlisted in
the service, the young soldier writes
to supply himself with a fountain pen,
fpocket knife, bill fold, calendar pad,
nail clipper and face towels, all ne
cessities to men in the service.
Patriotic Woman Tries
for Knitting Honors
No one can challenge Mrs. Jacob
Fisher's patriotism, even, if her
name does sound German and her
parents were indeed born in Ger
many. Mrs. Fisher, who does laun
dry work for her living, has, in her
spare moments, already knitted nine
sweaters and five pairs of socks for
the Red Cross. To receive the honor
medal for 500 hours of knitting is the
little lady's ambition. Mrs. Fisher
lives at 825 Sonth Twentieth' street.
and family are home from a motor
trip to Camp Funston.
Frank W. Baker has recovered
from an attack of scarlet fever and
the quarantine has been lifted from
the Baker home.
Mrs. W. B. Tagg has as her guest
a sister, Miss Jennie Leonard of
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bowen en
tertained at a family dinner party
(In Judge Owl's queer court, when the
Jays are placed on trial for stealing Miss
Purple Swallow, the jury consists of the
witnesses. Including Peggy. Blue Jay Is
called on to tell his story.)
Blue Jay's Story
TT WAS a howling, blizzardy
I night in June," began Blue
"Huhl" interrupted Judge Owl.
"Who ever heard of a blizzardy night
"You have," answered Blue Jay.
"I've just told you about it. . Please
do not interrupt me again. You spoil
the dramatic effect of my story."
"It sounds like a story, all right,"
chuckled Judge Owl, much pleased
over his pun.
"It was a howling, blizzardy night
in June," repeated Blue Jay, "and I
was soundly sleeping in the hollow
tree in which I had been obliged to
take refuge because of the cruelty of
"When was I ever cruel?" demand
ed Peggy indignantly.
"You taught the Birds to become
patriotic crop protectors and to drive
cut the crop destroyers. You spoiled
all the fun of us Jays and caused us
to become outlaws," screamed Blue
"But she has saved the Nation
enough food to feed hundreds of sol
diers," spoke up Billy Belgium in
warm defense of Peggy. "If you and
the fool Huns hadn't been stopped
you would have ruined the country's
crops." " ,
"That has nothing to do with this
story," shrieked Blue Jay, much .an
noyed because his plea for sympathy
had brought only a much-deserved
rebuke. "If you want to hear about
the ghosts you'd better keep still."
"Ghosts!" twittered the Birds,
growing very much excited. "Oh, tell
us about the ghosts."
"It was a howling, blizzardy night
in June," said Blue Jay, swelling out
his chest now that he had caught the
interest of his audience. "Around me
were snoring the five young Jays who
shafed my exile. The storm moaned
dismally among the trees and shut
ters banged in the wind."
"What shutters?" asked Peggy.
"How should I know what shutters?
I told you I was asleep," screamed
Blue Jay testily. "Shutters always
bang in ghost stories, and I wish we
had some shutters-up banging on
story spoilers right this minute." He
glared indignantly at Peggy, then
went on with his story. "Suddenly I
was aroused by a hollow groan a
low, shuddering, scary groan. Oh-oo-oh-ooo-oh-oo
I What do ydu think it
"We don't know. Tell us quick.
What was it?" The Birds were all
"How should I know?" was Blue
Jay's disappointing answer. "I was
asking you." . '
"It was probably the hollow tree
groaning because you had filled it up
t HOUSEHOLD APPLlANCEsT
Defense Council Heads
Emphasize War's Need
for Student Nurses
Though large numbers of wmen
from Omaha and Douglas county
are enrolling in the United States
Student Nurses' Reserve, an appeal
for more enlistments is made by Mrs.
A. L. Fernald and Mrs. C S. El
gutter, "The nation is relying upon the pa
triotism, of its women to more than
fill the quota of the Student. Nurse
reserve. With this unprecedented
demand for graduate nurses, who are
called for service elsewhere, you are
urged, to enroll at once in order to
release those already trained and pre
pared to answer the call of the sur
"Since the days of Florence Night
ingale the nursing profession has
been one of especial honor and was
never so honorable as it is today. The
best women of England and France
are devoting their lives to hospital
work. American women will be equal
in their devotion and sacrifice. There
is no nobler service today than to
care for the sick and wounded. This
call for nurses means the same to
women as the call to arms means to
our men. An enrollment in the
United States Nurse Reserve will help
the nation supply the greatest demand
for skilled nursing the world has ever
known. Now is, the opportunity to do
work that counts. No matter what the
task the cause exalts the effort No
longer should there be women of
leisure, while the government so
sorely needs their services. Women
cannot help our country through
fighting, they must through other
"Help make the closing days of this
drive for the Student Nurse Reserve
memorable by enrolling your name at
the court house.
SECURES EARLIER APPOINT
MENT." MRS. A. L. FERNALD,
Chairman Women's Committee
Douglas County Council of De
fense. MRS. CHAS. S. ELGUTTER,
Chairman Nurses Bureau Doug
las County Council of Defense.
Y. W. C. A. Worker at
Mrs. C. H. Dietrich, of Hastings,
was speaker for the Young Women's
Christian association at the Nebraska
Epworth assembly in Lintfoln
Mrs. Dietrich's talk was both in
spirational and explanatory. She has
personally visited a good many of the
LAW OF BIRDLAND iXSSnVSM. t
with so many nuts," chuckled Judge
The Birds twittered nervously and
Blue Jay glared peevishly at Judge
"But that hojlow groan was nothing
to what I heard a minute later."
"What was it?" the Birds cried
was itr the Birds cried
"A laugh 1 1 A horrible, gurgling,
creepy laugh I A laugh that made
my knees tremble a laugh that froze
the blood in my viens a laugh that
stilled all the night noises and made
the forest as quiet as a tomb a laugh
that was like "
"Hee-haw I Hee-haw I Hee-haw!"
brayed Balky Sam.
"No, it wasn't 'hee-haw, hee-haw',"
screamed Blue Jay, while the Birds
again tittered. "It was a ghost laugh
an awful ghost laugh. And right
after it came another creepy noise, a
howl a wild, weird howl. And after
that howl came the cry of a deep voice,
a very, very deep voice, which
said " Blue Jay paused and looked
around, enoying the sensation he was
causing among the Birds.
"What did it say?" they cried.
"It said: 'I want Miss Purple Swal
low! I want Miss Purple Swallow for
my bride" I"
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war work stations of the associa
tion, and her stories of individual hap
penings, illustrating the scope of the
work, were listened to sometimes
with tears and sometimes with laugh
ter. I s
he program opened wittr- an ad
dress by Fred Aden, camp director for
the Y. M. C A. at the Military Train
ing camp. He told a great many
stories throwing light upon the life
and minds of the men in camp, paid
his "respects" to some of the errors
of the past in the type of work we
have all attempted to do for the men
and failed in, and gave it as his opin
ion, resulting from his experience,
that even the church would have to
greatly reconstruct its program of so
cial service before the men came
home from their little jaunt across the
water, or lose out when they do
A good many Omaha people were
in the audience, among them Mrs.
Grace F. Gholsen, state director for
the Y. W. C. A., who presided during
the Y. W. C A. period.
Mrs. Frank Adams, of the Salvage
department, emphasizes the differ
ence between salvage and garbage or
junk. "Please do not send broken
down furniture, broken dishes, medi
cine bottles, useless kitchen utensils,
shoes without soles, family portraits
and photographs, tin cans and jugs,"
George Green, employe of the city
dump, has found a new way to help
the Red Cross. Mr. Green collects all
articles of salvage from the dump,
sells them and donates the proceeds
to the 1 Red Cross. Already he has
turned in $5.
There will be plenty of work for
Omaha women to do when Red Cross
activities are resumed September 1,
according to Gould Dietz. Besides the
large surgical dressings quota, 265
women's chemises are to be made by
the hospital garments division.
Appreciation of the Omaha Red
Cross canteen corps is expressed by
soldiers who have passed through. A
young lieutenant wrote Miss Eloise
West: "We have been niet by can
teen workers in many places but none
have treated us as splendidly and
courteously as the Red Cross in Oma
ha." "Omaha is nearest our hearts,"
Mrs. W. R. Overmire returned
Tuesday from a trip of two weeks to
"Oh-ohl" cried the former Miss
Purple Swallow. "It was after me!"
General Swallow, in spite of the
'.v ntence of Judge Owl that he should
je separated from his bride, was
quickly by her side consoling her. He
glared at Blue Jay. k
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this isn't true, I'm going to give you
a real thrashing for scaring my wife."
"How will you ever know if it's
true or not," taunted Blue Jay. "You
"But I'm here and you're here.
Don't forget that." (
"I looked out of the tree to see
where the voice was coming from,"
continued Blue Jay, "and there in the
forest I saw a great dark shape, the
worst, the most terrifying dark "shape
you can imagine.
"The hollow groan came again and
men tiie deep, deep voice. I want
Miss Purple Swallow. I want Miss
Purple Swallow for my bride 1"'
Mrs. Swallow shuddered. Even
Peggy was under the spell of the
There came another eroan. and
the voice saidf 'Blue Jay, you must
help me. You must steal Miss Purple
Swallow on her way to marry that
big ninny of a General Swallow, who
I RIOT OFF "THE REEL
Raymond Hatton, who has become
the idol of his screen friends because
of his vonderful work in "The Whis
pering Chorus," has returned from hys
vacation and is working in support of
Wallace Reid in "The Firefly of
Charles Ray is becoming a fistic ex
pert and has been in training for
nearly six weeks. Every picture this
star has to play in for Para
mount during the next few months
calls for him to have a scrap.
If Leah Baird ever loses her taste
for acting in the movies, she can ob
tain a good job any old time as a de
signer of frocks and costumes. In
"Moral Suicide" Miss Baird displays
many very beautiful gowns, including
three evening frocks that will make
women and maybe men, too open
their eyes. And every one of them
was designed by their fair owner.
The dancing fever is again sweep
ing southern California. With thou
sands of motion picture actors living
in the vicinity of Los Angeles the
night life of the community is rapidly
taking on the appearance of a minia
ture New York.
The taverns in the vicinity of Los
Angeles are the scene of many popu
lar entertainments. For the past few
weeks a series of competitive dancing
contests have been in progress.
Usually mistaken for anything but
a screen star when she is away from
the Goldwyn studios, Madge Kennedy
was amused the other day when sbe
visited a New York shop where she
was not known.
"This is a model very popular with
college gifls," the saleswoman re
marked in showing the little actress
a simple dress. Madge Kennedy
smiled and said, "But isn't it too
youthful for me?"
"I'm sure your mother will like it,"
answered the clerk. Why not let i..e
send it on approval?"
When Miss Kennedy gave her name
the secret was out, of course, and it
caused a ripple of surprised com
ment. thinks he is a great fighter, but who
couldn't whip a flea.".'
General Swallow made a move
toward Blue Jay, who retreated has
tily and went on to explain.
"I'm just telling you what the ghost
said. Don't blame me if he calls
you names. The ghost said; Blue
Jay, if you don't steal Miss Purple
Swallow for me I'll kill you. and I'll
kill the other Jays, and I'l' kill Judge
Owl, and I'll kill Princes? ggy, and
I'll kill Balky Sam, am. ,1 kill all
(he Birds, the Orioles, the Robins, the
Killdeers, oh, all of them."'
The Birds were listening with open
mouthed awe. Blue Jay lowered his
"And the next night, the ghost
came again. It said: 'If you don't
steal Miss Purple Swallow I'll kill
every one at the wedding) I'll kill all
the Birds!' , What could I do? I had
to be a hero. I had to steal Miss Air
ple Swallow for the ghost. I did it1
And here I am. I am a prisoner, a
martyrx instead of being rewarded for ,
my heroism. Oh, you ungrateful
Tears fell from Blue Jay's eyes and
from the eyes of the other Jays. The
Birds were looking at each other in
wonderment and some of thera were
quietly sobbing. Peggy was puzzled.
Could this story be true?
Then suddenly General Swallow
darted forward. He nipped Blue Jay
by the ear and hissed loudly: "Con
ies, confess, you rascal, that this is
all a story!"
"Ouch! Ouchl" screamed Blue Jay.
"Of course it's a story, but isn't it a
(Tomorrow will be told the results of the
trial of the Jays.)
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