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By GABBY DETAYLS
IT WAS the peighborhood moon
light meeting of th( League 6i
Women Voters, at 4he H. H.
Baldrige home. Congressm.in Jef
feris had given a learned . and- il
i luminating discussion on the 41 con-
stitutional amendments. xi. II.
Baldrige was concluding' .the sober,
" solemn and instructive occasion with
the story of a dramatic incident in
the Nebraska legislature some years
ago. Suddenly the eyes of his aud
ience were attracted, downward,
There on the soft velvet carpet, jusi
in front of an elegantly caryed-day-J
enpori laDie, noppea a cricKct. wer
, .ry he was, forsooth, and quite un
'conscious of the many eyes directed
upon him. .' '
t Now crickets, as you knowi have
appetites for oriental rugs, and fine
tapestries, creatures of expensive
tastes, v Gabby would say. Mrs.
p Baldrige espied the debonair insect
and plotted his ruin. "Kill it," she
urged' under her breath and Mrs. O.
T. Eastman decided to make the at
tempt.' When the cricket drew near,
out stretched Mrs. Eastman's foot
.nd down it tapped. But the cricket
was not to. die at the foot of Mrs.
Eastman's . dainty patent leather
with their shining buckles. It mere
ly, did a' right about, and hopped
across the .room toward Mrs. -Arthur
Refliington, who dropped a.pret
ty white fan on him in an effort to
. check his' movements till more se
vere measures could be taken. But
the gay little entertainer evaded the
lacy weapon and hopped over into
easy reach of Mrs. Clement Chase.
Either her black satin pumps, were
too small, or, could it be that Mrs.
Chase's white' lace hose intrigued
his interest and caused him to jump
a little higher , than.- she, cal
culated? Anyway, his life was again
spared, unwillingly; and he tripped
right along in front of M. A. Hall,
who really seemed to be drinking in
the words of the speaker (which may
be explained by the fa,ct that he was
to talk on the samcsubjcct himself
a few evpnings later.) ,
By that time the situation was
' both tense, and humorous. Every
one was trying to pay respectful at
tention to what under normal condi
tion? wouljl have been a good story,
and yet,, it just. that moment, the
cricket's constitution .seemed more
, engrossing than the constitution of
. the state. , ,.
Once more the cricket approached
" Mrs. Eastman. This timethere was
determination m-her plan of action.
In her hands she held a pamphlet on
the constitutional . amendments.
Dropping to her knees in true ath
letic style and oblivious to all else,
-she slapped twice t the bouncing
object of disturbance. But in vain.
Even Mrs. Charles Offutt, whose de
meanor. up to that time had been
above reproach, let slip the faint
. - flicker of a smile. - , V" ' t
But a cricket cannot live forever,
particularly when women are plot
ting against .bim.. A woman's mind
and mbvementTat last proved to be
quicker than crickets hop; Mrs.
Eastrnan " finally . covered him with
lier pamphlet, ; a. -few "taps with her
foot and there te lay dead.V The
amcndmentsTwerctoo much for hiral
EAT,iNGk .' drin'kintf and" kissing
totally taboo. , Thus speaketh
, . Dame Fashion as she ushers
fall luits. coats and eownj' in upon
iced iejnonade - dnnkioj i'jrorld,
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Prohibition of the trio of designated
pastimes is furnished by the chin and
mouth-swaddling directoire collars.
that even flick the nose and necessi
tate a tucking-in whenever starvation
is too imminent. .
The old-time shawl collar is quite
dad, and this new species of the
collar family comes td the family
fashion -reunion as a very near rela
tive of the basque-bodice which has
been such a popular member of the
family this year.. -
Other new fall fashion features are
the long waisted dress and the long
suit coat which fits snugly over the
hips. Skirts also are very flaringly
full, although the feared more abbre
viated lengths do ;not appear with
their fullness and they still show no
more than seven or eight inches of.
shoe and hose, rile fabrics such as
duvetyn, plush and velour;f abound
and leading colors are gray, brown,
taupes'and navyV Novelty color fa
vorites seem tooie the hectic tomato
hues and turquoise blue.
' Coats are ably represented, by a
displayed model which uses a' com
bination, of plain and striped goods.
The coat, itself and bck are cut in
one pk-ce on the sides and the belt is
laced through slashes- in the front
panel of the coat. These apertures
are bound -'with black moire braid.
The coat gives the modish straight
silhouette through the waist and hips,
but it flares at the hem. The tvtt
present choker collar removes all fear
of chilblained nose or ears.
' Coats abound in grays and tauoes,
while sguirrel is the leading fur. One
oaa model is snown made or gray
astrakhan.' with, a banding from the
throat to. hem' of gray, squirrel
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Hikers are borp, not made. That
was first said of poets; and there is
an intimate relationship between the
two classes, ; for almost all hikers
are poets in soul, and ; almost' all
poets are occasional hikers irt prac
tice it fhey. are. not toq lazy and
even then the write hiking poems.
And this , is the hikers' season, from
now till the snow flies, and later.
SJhe Omaha ' Walking; club will
hold itsfirst'hike of the autumn sea
son . Sunday afternoon, September
26:' The walk will be through the
south end of the Fontenelle forest;
Members will meet at Twenty-fourth
and N streets, . South Omajia, at 3
o'clock. ' ' . ' ' '.'.-
The program for the .coming sea
son" has not been completed, ' but
the leaders for the first quarter will
be asSollows: " . ..
September 26, Leo Bozell: Octo
ber 3, .Miss Marie Mackin; October
10. Dr. Harold Giffsrd; October 17,
Miss Lois Robbins; October 24, Roy
Towl: October 31. E. M.' Kennedy;
November 7. MisS ' Hattie Mueller;
November 14, H. M. Pennock; No
vember 21, "Miss IsabeHa'McMjllan;
November 28. Lewis W.$Vhitehead
and Allie Houston; December 5,
Mrs. Marie Caldwell; December 12,
Leslie Williams;!53eceniber . 19, Miss
Mable Allison. , f . . .
The officers include:' Edwin :S.'
Visiting Nurse Corps
;v-They.'call Mrs! Walter Roberts
chairman of Tag1 flay for the Visit
ing Nurse association, September 8.
But there is no (hair" about a tag
day, as evcryboili knows, unless it
is after one reavhes home at night.
'"Gencrar they sbJpuld call Mrs. Rob
erts, for ..surely Uhe qualities which
that rank implies are necessary in
one who carried to success a big
one-day drive fM funds, with all the
preceding detail -
Mrs. Luther Kountze, vice chair
man, should ba ranked as' a -colonel
at least, if not a4 adjutant. Mrs. W.
J. Hynes and Mrs. W. E. Rhoades,
who are in qharge of stations, are
hereby IpronotMced majors. Cap
tains of special committees, are Mrs
T. L. Davis, publicity; Mrs. Louis
Clajke, automobiles and collections;
Mrs. F. J. Nortsm supplies.
Aides in chatge of outlying 'dis
tricts are Mrs. Soy Dennis and Mrs.
F. E.Ames, Soth Omaha; Mrs. W.
A.' Wilcdx and! Mrs. C. H. Ferris,
Bensorf;,Mrs.-1. A. Walker, Flor
Jewell, paesideit; deorge T. Mor
ton, vice, president; Ame Houston,
treasurer, and ilattie Mueller, sec
retary. The cWb, which was organ
ized March I), 1Q19, . at Coffin
Springs, Fontcjelle Forest Reserve,
with a membership of 18, now has a
nemtyership of 1 75. - ,
Anyone may become a member by
payment of aniual dues.- Members
receive bulletii s of all walks and
outings reguls ly. -
For comfort, the club recommends
' i .
ence; Mrs. Herbert Rogers and Mrs.
Frank Cacaiichael, Dundee. .
Stations all over the city have
been chosen and workers detailed
to assist the lieutenants at the head,
who are: Mesdames J. B. Rahm, W.
H. Pollock, Barton Millard, Henry
Wyman, C. J. Hubbard,. Edward
Underland, Thor Jorgensjon, L. Kln
sel, Frank Norton, C. Ki Smith, Al
fred Schalek, T.-E. Sanders, A. M.
Longwell, Brower McCague, T. B.
Ward, Dave Wells, C L. Bradley,
Lee Hamlin, L. J. Healey, J. Harvey,
Willis Todd, Simeon Jones, A. C.
Stokes, A. E. Woodman, Floyd
Clark, John P. Webster. Ralph
Peters. A. B. Simon, Frankljn Shot
well, Philip Shcr, F. B. Aldous, A. F.
Smith, R. S. Arthur, W.- R. Wood,
H. H. Baldrige, E. T. Swobe. Lee
Huff, Nathan Mantel, Ben Boasberg,
George Johnston, Victor Caldwell,
Misses Alice Fry, Rose and Bessie
White, Gertrude Ernst, Irene Mc
Knight, A Hambright, Dorothy Sto
that members wear broad heeled
shoes and clothing that will not be
harmed by a shower or by a barbed
wire fence. Also that walkers must
not go ahead of the leader or lag be
hind the rear guard. " They are asked
to refrain from . breaking fences,
damaging trees or walktng'on culti
vated fields, and must not pick wild
flowers or fruit, leave fires orilitter
the ground with rubbish. , )'.
. No walk is postponed on acToimt
of r weather.-
By MARY LEARNED.
The 'thistle, seen now so plenti
fully, seems an appropriate symbol
for lat summer Everj; bird song is
silent, and the' singers are putting
6nplain and. sombre clothes; only
the . blue jay,, the clown of the
feathered world, makes nimsclf
shrillily known. Some very belated
wren families are hopping about un
der the lilac bushes and being scold
ed' into flight. The martins left a
week ago, and the usual mystery
surrounds, their destination; some
authorities say South America, and
our species is really known to alight
in Patagonia. Also the purples are
found in summer as far north as the
lands within the Arctic circle. Thou
sands of miles these slim, graceful,
spirits of the air are able to travel,
and one marvels at' the strange
sights they must see and feels
rather awed that for four months of
the year some of them . choose to
tarry upon one's humble hilltop.
The sunflowers are on every hand
and though they are picturesque,
and' add a daunting splash of color
to the landscape, they stir no special
emotions. Somehow they always
suggest a generous layer of western
dust,1 and the Irking- of chickens for
tbcij.4cd,. Aj. -every,. pne ftnqysJ,groups wc shall see sitting .HPd.erjjppjg that .tastes. Jjke the first, ftati'1.
there is nothing very inspiring about
a hen and what she prefers. .
It I were M. Fabre the bugs that
sing in August would doubtless give
me some moments of interest. As it
is they bring impressions of various
instruments of raucous brass; some
pitched in a low and vibrating key,
and others tearing the air in a rich
tenor; all scratching their legs in
unison (it is accorded that that 13
the way they do it), and making of
a perfectly good summer, night, a
bedlam of sound. Visitors from the
city, where motor cars explode and
street cars Jangle, and the fire de
partment races by say, "how can
you sleep in this noise?"
The August country roads, with
the, rains we have had, and the oool
breezes, are ideal and to spin along
20 or 30 miles with a-well filled pic
nic basket, is a joy. A favorite spot
for stopping is the high ledge, over
looking the valley, about twomiles
south of Elkhorn. This year it is
so green and pretty, and nothing
could be 1 lovlier thai) the far, misty
view, with the winding river. There
is something, about sitting under a
tree 30 miles from home and the
telephone that makes a body think
of the South Sea Islands with, posi
tive affection. Not, one of us prob
ably but would gladly . run away
from, our husbands, and our wives,
and our children, and our work, and
enjoy at least a brief season "with
al fresco features. Of course, the
sane ones would always have to
come back. Picnicking is elemental
and primitive in its substance, and
suDDlies something in our modern
life that is needed for balance.' The
more civilized we get, the .more
Bureau of The Bee? a
Washington, Sept. 4.' '
Already the preparations for a
busy winter are in evidence. .The
mansions in the up-town districts
which have been closed for months,
are getting freshpaint and many of
them. new decorations inside.
Washington was much interested
in the engagement announced a few.
days ago of William Henry Harri- .
son, 3d, of Washington and Omaha,
to Miss Mary -Elizabeth Newton,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Newton of Omaha. The wedding is
expected to take place in October in :
Omaha, where Mr. Harrison has .
made business connections. The
bride-elect has , recently returned
home after a six months' trip to the
Orient. Mr. Harrison's mother and
grandmother. Mrs. Russell B. Har
rison and . Mrs. Alvin Saunders of
Omaha, have spent the last 12 win
ters in Washington and he was prac
tically educated here. As the grand
son of President Benjamin Harrison -and
greatgreat-grandson of Presi
dent Wjlliam , Henry Harrison, he "A
was, an important member of the set '
of young people among whom - he '
grew up. His sister, too, was a fac-'. :
tor in her set, a few years ahead of
him. She made, her debut here and
Vas married here two years later.
Her eldest little girl' lias spent the i
summer with Mrs. . Harrison Uin
Omaha, where her parents, , Mr. and
Mrs. Harry A. Williams, jr., of Nor- , ,
folk, "will join the family early in
October, in titiie for the wedding.
Mrs.. Williams will make the trip in
her.carf of which she is an expert
driver. She will take with her her
two younger children, Mary Virginia ;
and .Marthena. She and Mr. Williams '
have returned tp their home in Nor
folk from the White Sulphur
Springs. ..making the trio bv motor.
and finding the Virginia roads as bad
as they could wcils.be, and be driven
over. ' , 1
Of the many,, prospective debu
tantes here this winter, one is of spe '
cial interest in Omaha, Miss Kather
ine Smyth, younger daughter of
Judge and Mrs. Constantine
Smyth, formerly, of Omaha. She is
well know,n in Iter parents' old home, '
wncre . siiof irequently visits her
brother-in-law and -sister, M. and -Mrs.
Clarence Sibfiernsen, and is
now their guest. She is one of the:
most attractive girls who will come
out. Judge and Mrs. Smyth are at
Atlantic City for a few weeks.
Maj. Geil. Omar Bundy, of Camp
Lee, ,Va.r for the last two years, ac-
companied by Mrs. Bundy, left here . '
recently for Nebraska, where Gen
eral Bundy will assume command of
the Seventh army corps area at Fort
Crook, under the new plan recently
announced by the War department.
General, Bundy was made a perma
nent major general on July 1. He t
made himself very popular at Camp'
Lee. . Capt. D. R. Kerr, aide de camp
to General Bundy, accompanied him
and Mrs. Bundy to Fort Crook. -
trees in likely places far from, their
rrficiently managed menages, A
dozen very rich families who have
at least three homes apiece, perfect
ly appointed, have ' lately bought a
tract of land in Michigan and: each
built a simple cabin with , a r little
central open air eating pavilion,
where they can forget that they are
middle-aged and successful, and pick
a, chicken bone if they Want to. It
makes one think of the little boy
who ate six apples and came to his
mother saying: .Mother, i want an
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