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THE OMAHA . SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 8, 1919.
3 AYS MORAL
i UPLIFT NEEDED
I IN STATE JAILS
Report States Agitation for
Better Jail Condition Failed
In Omaha for Lack of
'Lincoln, Neb., June 7. (Special.)
' "jpSupt. J. A. Leavitt of the Nebras
ka Society for the Friendless, an or-
Ionization the purposes of which
fire the prevention and cure of
Srime, the reclamation and restora
tion of the criminal and the relief,
Idof the needy and distressed, told
vihe board of directors at their an
nual meeting recently in Lincoln
-that while there are some new iails
fl,the state there is not a first-class
. pne that, provides adequate work
pfor the inmates.
gMr. Leavit declared that the arch
Sect has yet to make, his bow who
. this incorporated one idea for the
intellectual or moral uplift 'of the
Mtien and women incarcerated. He
, raid, in his annual report, that there
Should be a state-wide effort to sup
ply these institutions with suitable
Jjterature. There is a good library
the penitentiary, and it is well
patronized by the inmates. -
gE Failed in Omaha.
i-The great need is to reach the
Jshorftime men. A beginning has
jbeen made in the Lancaster countv
iijail, but one started at Omaha faif
ed for want of sympathy. His re
tport also says:
"The agitation for better jail con
editions has resulted in better feed
ing of the men: We went into one.
Biowever, the other day, where I am
(satisfied that the men are underfed,
fthere men would have gone
hiincrv if thrv had not mran nf
tiheir own or were not fed by their
pellows, who could not bear to eat
jwhile thtir associates were suffering
Jfrom hunger. Consequently they
jjbought for them, as well as for them-
. A J .1..
iseives. a system mat promotes
tgraft by officials off of the men in
Hheir power is certainly vicious.
SEl'The Omaha county jail has by
ar the largest number of prisoners.
vdi I am correctly informed winter
Jjand sammer the prisoners there
Minever have anything between" them
'-Hind the steel slats on which they
JJjsleep except one blanket and they
thave but one over them. At times
j3 have known nearly all of them to
jfie suffering from colds. ' This con
iiiition ought to be remedied. -The
: jail is on the fifth floor and- under
ra, low flat roof. In hot weather the
tipes become very warm and for
;4jbout 10 weeks the last two years
jkhe inmates would not have a cool
i;jCltinkif the Society for the Friend
less had, not furnished it." . -
; era. , . !r " ' '
Prases Government Work.
' -tS.Mr.i Leavitt praised ; the govern.
ifinent for its efforts to protect ithe
j'toldierj; located near Omaha from
Vibe diseased women, but did not
'believe the attempfsatisfactory: be-
- i cnuse the women are. put on a pun
ishment basis and conditions, are
fsuch that a partial failure was, in
evitable. The custodial farm for
ISRomen, authorized by the legisla
ture, he expects will help solve the
question of women misdemeanants,
jyrje had words of commendation per
sonally for Superintendent Mc
ftAuley of the state school for girls
tt Geneva, but insisted that this is
, womans job and that McAuley
paras doomed to fail because of the
tonditions beyond his control.
iwThe superintendent said that he
Jhad been treated royally at the boy's
. industrial school for Kearney, but
3iat h. had been made to feel he
irjafas an interloper. He said that it
s apparent that the school, intend
ed to be run on the cottage plan,
Zi actually run on the military plan.
rie suggested that while the educa
tional course offered at the prison
J3s a fine one, he would -like to see
work carried higher thin the ninth
!?rade. to include popular courses
,;"here in agriculture, horticulture,
"JSlstory, literature, ethics, evidences
cf christianty and the Bible. He
ijlpnclnded his report thus: . ' - j
-'. "After nearly eight years of serv
ice I am convinced that our penal ;
fciystem is largely unintelligent and
vicious. - The laws are enacted for
Normals, but applied in large part,'
he . penalties are adapted to the
" ; a . A.t- i .ri-
jr-crime ana not 10 ine criminal, xnis
pleads to the infiction of gross
wrongs, bitterness and pauperism
w and increases criminality. Revenge
fuill persists and reformation lags
Ebehind We put the sick on a pun
pshment basis. We forget that the
solidarity of the race is as universal
frV law as gravitation and that we
tsannot mistreat one of the least of
jghese our fellows with Impunity."
liberty Fire Insurance.
j: Company Has Office Here
jg The Liberty Fire Insurance .eom
,. jpiany has recently opened up offices
Sn the sixth floor of the First Na
tional Bank building of this city.
fcOne of its first steps in Omaha bus
lines circles was to purchase $25,
HWO worth of Victory bonds, in addi
ction to having put up $100,000 of
Liberty -bonds with the Nebraska
insurance department Its officers
and directors are well known in
surance and business men, the
-ianaging underwriter of the com
pany, P. F. Zimmer, being a suc
cessful insurance man with 27 years'
Experience in the business. He is
sal50 manager of the Nebraska Na
Injional Insurance company of Lin
'fetoln, and will move his family to
(Omaha in a short time, and make
IJSis headquarters here. -'
ife The company now has a premium
income of upwards of $1,000 per day.
!nd has upwards of 400 agents
(throughout the state of Nebraska,
Resides having connections with
mnt other insurance companies, with
Reinsurance contracts from which
it receives a large income and pre
Mniuins from other states. Its au
jKhorired capital and surplus is $1,
60,000. It will in a short time make
application to do : business in six
. plates surrounding Nebraska, and
rivil also make application for ad
wtaiiet to the state of New York.
Lace and Other Collars
, Long collars of white or
ecru lace are an addition
'to many frocks and suits.
The collar which is cut
straight, fits neatly on a
suit coat, while curved
ones are best for dresses.
A new model is of cream .
batiste scalloped and em
broidered and the round
white organdie collars
edged with rose, blue or
lavender ruffles r.ro very
Newest Costume Accessories
Week-end bags come In pat
ent leather and seal with an ad
justable strap for toilet articles,
$9 to $16.50.
Hand-tooledpurses of beauti
ful workmanship in brown
leather. Various sizes .come from
$10 to $25.
' A particularly beautiful purse
is one of seal gathered into a
puffy little bag with a coin
.purse and mirror inside. $12.
Combs and pins for Milady's
hair come in beautiful designs.
A lovely black Spanish comb
with a filigree pattern is $4.
Jewel encrusted combs . in
blues and greens are particu
larly effective, Smaller ones
that form just a line of spark
ling stones against the hair are
from $3.50- to $5.80.
The Summer Hats
Summer millinery is to have a long and successful sea
son for the first time in several years. Heretofore, the
custom has been in vogue of introducing velvets at so
early a date in. mid-summer that it was hardly worth
while to buy a number of summer hats.
This season it has been decided by the designers and
creators of millinery, that the summer hat shall have
an extended career; that fall hats shall "come in" quite
a bit later than usual.
So the styles are more varied and more carefully
thought out than ever before and several fypes have
been raised to favor.
The sailor or the sport hat
in every conceivable shape
and size; in softer styles, or
The drooping leghorn,
weighted with flowers and
The rough straw, covered
. with field flowers and
The large, sweeping hat that
features feather treatments
of unusual grace.
The lace hat or the soft,
transparent one, wreathed in
A range of charming models
from the sport hat to the
black horsehair, Paradise
trimmed, will be found in
our shop. You will be de
lighted with the array.
Have. You Seen
The Dix Dresses
They-are attractive wash
frocks for afternoon and
street wear. They come in
pretty checks, sfiripes,
plaids, and dots and are
made in the neatest pat
terns. One of the sweetest is a
blue and white check, tiny
checks, with a plain front
piece which buttons across
the neck-line and ties
around the waist in a bow
in back. The skirt is gath
ered and has two pockets.
This is only one of the
styles and the prices are
$4.50, $5, $6.50 and $7.50
The Basement Store.
The mark of a well-dressed woman is the appearance
of her footwear, and Sorosis shoes give service and
comfort in addition to the desired sttyle. A large line
of pumps and oxfords come in white kid, brown kid,
black kid, patent leather, and white Sea Island duck
from $8 to $12. .
Some Buckles on Your Pumps
would make them much prettier than they are now. You
will find buckles of every sort in this sale tomorrow. Values
up to $3. Monday, 50c to $1.
Tomorrow Opening Displays
yPresenrting comprehensive se
lections of apparel, fabrics and
accessories suitable for the warmer
days to come. . You are extended an
invitation to view these showings while
... they are at their best.
Monday and Throughout the Week
The Showing of
As the Season for 'Vacations and -
Travel Approaches Our Collection of
For the Season's Affairs
Silk suits, traveling dresses, cool voiles, organdies
and crepe de chines for the hot afternoons; lovely din
ner dresses, sport skirts, coats for motoring, sports or
evening wear are all assembled for your approval.
The styles have never beenso charming, nor materials
so varied, and as for colors, the new shades are many
and delightful. s
Individual Display Rooms Are at Your Disposal
Cool Mid-Summer Furnishings
Silk Shirts in wonderfully good looking pat
terns and colors. Crepe de chines, broad
cloths, peau de crepes, jerseys,' tub silks
and fibres. ; Manhattan, Eagle, Earl and
Neckwear That's Distinctive. English twills,'
foulards, crepes, grenadines and other silks
that fashion best into summer scarfs. Be
sides the Delpark line of wash neckwear in
plain shades, stripes, plaids, hand embroid
' ered figures as well as regular silk shirt
ings. Four-in-hands and bats.
Silk Hosiery, Interwoven and Wayne Knit
. in champagne, beige, navy, grays, cordo
van, tan, white, black and a large assort
ment of smart fancies. -
Soft Collars in silk, fibres, madras, pique
and linen. All desirable shapes and styles.
Pins for soft collars, too.
The MeVs Shop is also provided with proper
Handkerchiefs, underwear, sleeping
garments and all other haberdashery .
for summer wear.
To the Left as You Enter.
Making Lamp Shades
It would be fascinating work for summer afternoons to .
make a lamp shade which would suit your own par
ticular needs and the color scheme of your room bet
ter than any you could buy. Or, if you dislike sewing
we could make one to order for you.
For those who prefer making their
wn we have all the materials.
Frames of all sines from 4-inch candle shades to 30-inch
banquet lamps in almost as many styles.
Silks of marvelous beauty of design and color, firjured
Gold and silver braids. ;
Fringe in varying lengths of chenille or silk.
Lessons are given daily from 10 to 12 A. M. and from
2 to 6 P. M. You are cordially invited to enter the classes.
The Newest in
If you happen to visit the silk underwear department
sometime in the very near future, you'll see the most
bewitching pajamas ever designed. Two of them are
in the display case. Such dainty and fantastic ones,'
that you couldn't help having pleasant dreams if you
wore them. Magic pajamas ! Now, why didn't Hans
Anderson or any of those weavers of fairy tales ever
weave in any magic pajamas! One reason might be,.
that they had never seen these.
If you happen to be a brunette you won't be able to see t
any but those of palest yellow silk, trimmed in wide bands
of black satin and long black silk fringe. The neck is
square and is outlined in three rows of cross-barred black
ribbons. Then on the front of the coat, oii, a background
of black, is a huge, pale yellow embroidered rose. Could
anything be more striking?
Now if you had the misfortune to be born a blond, the other
pair in the case will go quite a way toward consoling you.
It is of light blue silk, all sprinkled over with pale pink
embroidered daisies. The square neck is untrimmed, but
shirred silk forms cuffs to the trousers.
Among the New , Teddy-Bears
A blue crepe de chine one is on display that has a short;
pleated piece set in each side; It is lace-trimmed and has
tiny lavender bows in the most unexpected places.
The most unique one, though, is in pink chiffon. An embroi
dered band forms the bodice and from it is' hung a skirt,
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of palest pink and blue. '
Summery Silks and
For Sport Clothes
Such sport fabrics as Tricollette, Trico, Fan-ta-si, ,
Baronette Satin, Satin Barre, are to be found here in
all the desired colors.
A choice assortment of Satins, Crepes, Jersey Crepes,
Trousseau Crepes, in shades of pink and ivory. The :
prices vary from $1.75 to $4 a yard
Plain and figured Organdies, Voiles, Crepes, plain and
novelty, make the most attractive and practical frocks
for summertime. 75c-$l a yard.
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