Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 08, 1921, WOMEN'S SECTION, Image 16

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What Shall I
Talk About
To Boys ?
' Woa't yoxi tell nie liow to brinx
about a pleasant conversation?"
vritej Aline. "Wlicn I go to dinner
I am dumb with fright because I
s'mply can't think of anything to
rzy to the man who takes ni fa.
I fel as if 1 ought to entertain him
somehow, and 1 can't find any topics
to discuss.
"Won't you tell me how to talk
along with the easy, sprightly grace
oilier girls show? I think if you
vcra to Miggest , definite topics it
would help. Also how to start off
on each one. I have no ideas at
all :ibout sluing a conversation go
ing." Xot a bad little letter that! It's
neatly written on one side of thick
..liitc paper. It's pleasant to look
r.t and clear in its parading. I won
flcr why the girl who wrote so clear-
1 rnrl" franklv can't talk the same
way to men, for Alice goes on to
confess that with grown folks, chil
dren, servants and women she has
no trouble at all.
"I can even talk to a clerk in a
store or to any one with whom I
have bu.-iness dealings," she ends
her letter. "T is just that I seemed
possessed to be stupid when I'm out
in society and ought to shine."
I confess that until 1 came to the
end of the letter I "was puzzled. But
the minute Alice 'used the phrase
"ought to shine" . things cleared up
a hit. ' , .
One of mv college professors used
to declare that no one ever wrote
a poem by saying "Go to, I will
now write a poem."
to no one ever was clever mere
ly bv means of deciding h. would
be. ' You can't turn on brilliancy
or wit or charm the way you can
turn a faucet of water; It is'nt as
mechanical as that.-. In fact, it isn t
mechanical at all. Conversation isn t
a set thing to work out by. rule.
When most agreeable it's an inter
change of ideas between folks who
have something to say to each other,
n Talking to a man isn't much dit
ferent from talking to a woman,
Alice. I wonder if you aren't ex
pecting dinner partners to be ro
mantic adventures.' Don't you feel
that the man who takes you in to
dinner ought to be faitly vibrant
with the joy of his privilege? Don't
you feel a bit miffed because he takes
it so calmly and therefore don't you
hunt around for something with
which to startle him into paying
tribute to your charms?
Why can't a girl talk to a man
about the things she'd disctiss with
a woman? Do you plunge into the
midst of stimulating brilliancy in
talking to a woman acquaintance?
not at all. You mention that it's
a pleasant day and that you like
spring better than summer and that
it's a joy to be outdoors and that
you like tennis better than golf and
walking best of all.
And then suddenly you've made
an appointment to take a "hike"
next Saturday. And on that hike
vou ramble along looking for violets
and scuffing the leaves and slowly
through liking the same things you
find that you like each other and
trust each other and can open the
door of your hearts to each other.
Well intimacy and congeniality
aren't things that must of necessity
leap between man and woman.'
Suppose you don't find a simu
lating topic to discuss with your din
ner partner, or with the man your
chum introduces to you at the movr
las, or with the boy you met at a
dance?1 Probably he's just as mis
erable about it as you are. Study
liini for a moment. Maybe some
thing about him will give you a clue
lo his interests. :
iUUSt IOIK5 I1KC lo miiv IUUUJ lutlir
selves. Everyone admires a sym-'
pathetic listener. And nearly every
one is lonely and in search of inter
esting and understanding companion
ship. o why need a girl rack her brains
for conversational material? She
can make it her business to put the
man. in the case at ease. She can
chat about the folks about her. She
has only to study the person to
whom she wants to talk instead of
concentrating on herself, and the sit
uation will unravel, very quickly.
' Dazzling impressions aren't -madt
in-a minute. There is no guide to
brilliant talk. But the more inter
ests a girl has outside her own per
sona! sphere, the better her chance
of finding something in common
with the other shy human who's hav
ing just as bad a time as she to find
something to say.
To Eat or Not to
Eat in Morning
This question of eating is one of
some little concern to the majority
6f, us mortals and immortals. Less
than a quarter century ago if an
able-bodied man did not eat a hearty
and heavy meal in the morning it
was a certainty that he was ill and
the family doctor was called in. How
different today 1 Some of the most
active, intelligent,, successful and
happy men never eat a mouthful of
breakfast. Their first meal is at
noon. It is eaten with a gusto that
never attended breakfast, because the
stomach yearns for it and the sys
tem is ready for it., The alimentary
canal cries: "Come on, food! Now
I'm prepared to embrace you af
fectionately " - .. ' ,
- So strong has the instant break
fast habit grown upon some un
reasonable men that if the food is
noi snoveiea into ineir mourns me
moment they are dressed there is a
family row. The poor housewife, if
she docs the cooking, or merely
superintends it. must break her neck
to get out of her bed sorely against
her will in order that her lord and
master may feed like a heathen. The
really happy households are those
which care nothing about breakfast.
I know a busy husband, working 18
hours a day, whose sunny disposition
is attributed to his indifference as to
when he eats his breakfast. He is
up with the crowing of the cock and
would just as lief have his dejeuner
at 11 o'clock as at 6, at 10 as 7. He
has .no physical ailments of any
kind. If he gets ravenously hungry
he takes a swallow or two of water
as a stay.
To prevent anything from brown
ing too much in the oven place one
or two sheets of asbestos paper over
-v fc V?
yjfatina Greetih'laJti
Announcement has been made of
the betrothal of Miss Ilanna Green
blatt, daughter of Mrs. Gerber
Greenblatt, to David Cohen. The
marriage will take place in August.
Miss Greenblatt is president of
the Woman's - Auxiliary to B'Nai
Brith and is vice president of the
Jewish Junior Welfare society.
. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Winthroub
will entertain informally at their
home Sunday in honor of this
couple. ;
Nebraska Council
of English
The Nebraska Council of Teach
ers of English will be held in Lin
coln on Saturday, May 21, in Social
Science hall at the University of Ne
braska, according to announcement
by Miss Sarah T. Mtiir, president.
Two committees have been appoint
ed to take care of out-of-town
guests: Reception, . Misses Amy
Armstrong, Magdalene Craft and
Lenore Fitzgerald; luncheon com
mittee, Misses Elsie Cather, Mar
guerite McPhee and Louise Miller.
The Lincoln chapter of the Asso
ciation of Collegiate Alumnae,
through its president, Miss Stella B.
Kirker, has invited all those in at
tendance at the conference, to be
guests at the May meeting of the
association at 2 p. m. that day. The
iTnivrsitv Plavers under direction
of Professor Alice Howell will give
two short plays at that time.
Dinners for the Week
Celery Soup Cress Salad
Broiled Lamb Chops
Wafers Cinnamon Roll
Cheese " Coffee
Corned Beef Hash Tartar Sauce
. String Bftans (canned)
t Tapioca Pudding
Broiled Steak Stewed Cabbage
Scalloped Potatoes
Tomato-Jelly Salad Coffee
Apple Sauce Cake
Tomato Bouillon Breaded Veal
Rosctts Potatoes covered
with Cheese
Buttered Peas and Carrots
, Prune Whip
Brook Trout Gcnoise
Boiled New Potatoes Hot Rolls
Mock Charlotte, Custard Sauce,
Broiled Ham New Spinach
French Fried Potatoes
Cabbage Salad Apple Dumpling
Lemon Sauce
Clear Soup Roast Beef
Browned Potatoes
Lettuce and Tomato Salad
Buttered Asparagus
Steamed Pudding
What's What
In the moving picture houses of
Buenos Aires the women patrons
are not obliged to remove their hats
unless the headgear is objectionable
to another patron, who must make
complain to the management.
Some women act like spoiled c! il
dren everywhere. In the privacy x
home lie this embarrasses nobody
used to silly questions, such as
"Don't you love me as much as you
did?" "Why don't you ask me if I'm
tired alter the day's shoppin '?"
"Why don't you send me flowers and
When a woman takes this selfish
pettishpess into social life she spoils
Beautiful Pianos
For Rent
Expert tuning, repairing,
refinishing and moving.
Phone Douglas 1623.
'fitTiS? PIAHO CO.phT82?8u'
I Extract Teeth
Without Pain
And furthermore, I use noth
ing but the best of materials
available. I do all my own work
and guarantee the utmost satis
faction. .
All work leaving my office is
open to inspection by any state's
dental board.
Dr. W. F. Crook
206 Neville Block,
16th and Harney Street.
Sunday by Appointment
Tyler 5117.
everybody's pleasure. She becomes
sulky, or affects illness if her husband
enters into conversation with any ac
quaintance, man or woman; she de
mands his exclusive attention at all
times. Thus she makes of herself a
preposterous bore whom, eventually,
nobody keeps on invitation lists.
Speaking of what the British call
"the lower middle class." Maurice
Hewlett says, "Some of the women
in this class will sulk half the eve
ning if their men are not lover-like."
He observed that poorer women have
no time for such nonsense, and that
more cultivated women dislike dun
onstrativencss. For, "among wll
brcd people a husband and wife take
each other for granted.''
(Copyright, HC1, by Public Ledger Co.)
Miss Frances Grant, England's
first woman film producer, is only
26 years old, and yet she already
has a reputation of being one of
the cleverest persons in the business.
By the Child Is
The Parent
It seems really a lack in our social
and educational system that the eti
quette of the child should receive
so little systematic attention at the
hands of teacher and parent. Of
course, in individual cases, children
arc taught in their own home the
picctics of good manners. But we
sometimes wish that more attention
were paid to youthful manners in
school training that will make them
know what to do in any social cir
cumstances. The only place, under present
conditions, where children can ac
quire good manners is at home. So
it you have children be sure to Uo
your best to give them the training
they deserve. Don't be afraid,
. 1
simply because your neighbors' chil
dren have no manners at all, to bring
your children up to be courteous
and mannerly.
' If you have a child be sure that
he or she rises when seated in a
living room or reception rooms
when an elder comes into the room.
The child should leave it to the
newcomer to decide which chair he
Be sure the child is taught to pass
from the room after the grownups.
fie sure the child is taught to
wait for the greeting of the older
pcrspn that is be sure the child
does not give the firstgreeting.
Be sure the child is taught not
to interrupt.
Be sure the child is taught to wait
to be invited to join in the conversa
tion of the grownups.
Be sure the child is taught al
ways to say, "Yes, mother," or
"No, father," that is, to use some
title after the brief yes or no. To a
complete stranger the child should
be taught to say. according to strict
usage, "Yes, sir," and "No, madam,"
but "madam" from the lips of our
children does sound rather stilted.
The child -should be told the
stranger's name on first meeting.
lie sure the child shakes hands
without awkwardness or hesitancy
on being introduced to a newcomer.
Be sure the tliild is taught to of
fer to run errands and fetch and
cirry for its parctits or older house
Snaps a Snap
There is no little thing more an
noying than to take out and replace
the frill or collar, pique piping or
vestee from the garment it is worn
with. Try putting them on with snap
fasteners. This will solve the endless
worry at the very moment you are
in a rush. Be sureno use those snaps
which do not rust. Place the bottom
of the fastener to the garment.
Rce "Want Ads Produce Results.
She Did Not Believe
Could Save Her 50c to $10
SHE had made her own clothes for ten years. She
' had cut, fitted and finished them herself. She be
lieved that she could lay out any pattern as eco
v nomicaliy as any expert would. How, then, could
the Deltor save her any money?
In answer, she was asked to choose any Butterick
pattern take a piece of material of the length the
Deltor specified, and to lay it out'in her own way. -
Then She Tried to Lay Out Her
Pattern Without the DELTOR
SHE ued all her skill in dressmaking all her ingenuity in
"piecing. Yet, after an hour, the pattern still refused to go
into her length of material ,
Then she was given the Deltor guide laid out by experts
for every size, in every width of suitable material. In a few
minutes, every piece was in place every one the right way
of the weave and not only going easily into the length of
material, but taking much less than she admitted was the
smallest amount she would have usedl And this is only one of
The Three Wonderful New Features
of the Deltor
THE others are the "picture-guide" for putting together,
showing by graphic pictures every step that an expert would
take and instructions for finishing, snowing the "Frenchy"
little knacks that give the garment you make the air of hav
ing been "imported from France"!
' v
IT does not matter how expert or inexperienced
you are, the Deltor has a message of help and
' ECONOMY for youl Select any new Butterick pat
tern, and you will find enclosed the complete
Deltor to save you money, fuss, time, and insure
such results as you have never attained before!
For the Last Word
STYLES with the authority
of Paris, that YOU can male
yourself with the Deltor
with Paris' own inimi
table chic and charm.
. Style Leaders of the Uorld WZM
s-Nash GOiMY.
An Information
Desk', Check Stand
and Postoffice
are located in a convenient
place on the main floor of the
new building. Handsome ma
hogany fixtures have been in
stalled and everyone is finding
it a handy place to send their
letters and packages, as con
venient writing' desks are
built adjacent to the post
pffice. The Auditorium
which is located on the fifth
floor, we believe, will be ap
preciated by all Omahans. It
will not only be a great addi
tion to the store, but' also to
the City of Omaha as well,
because an auditorium of this
size and character will be an
added and needed asset to
the city. No expense has'
been spared to make, this
beautiful and attractive from
every standpoint. Here al
most daily you may come and
be entertained by musicales,
lectures or moving pictures,
for a large moving picture
machine has been installed in
a fireproof room. Here will
be a meeting place for vari
ous organizations of th city,
who are to be given the use
of the auditorium free of
charge. Engagements are
now being made by various
organizations who want the
use of this auditorium.
Here Are a Few of the Values in Our
May Sale of Silks
and Wash Goods
Canton Crepe, $1.95 yd.
Canton crepe in brown, gray, old rose,
Harding blue, navy, and white. 40 inches
wide. Sale price, $1.95 yard.
Silk Remnants, $1.00 yd.
A special counter of silk remnants in
lengths from 1 to 4 yards in a piece, em
bracing plain silks and fancy silks. Suit
able for dresses, skirts, waists, linings and
Tissue Ginghams, 98c yd.
Fine imported tissue ginghams in a large
assortment of checks in all the wanted col
ors. 36 inihes wide.
Crepe de Chine, $1.95 yd.
40-inch crepe de chine in a large assort
of light and dark shades for dresses,
blouses and underwear. On sale Monday
at $1.59 yard.
Tussah Silk, 59c yd.
, Tussah silk in the natural shade of tan;
very much used for summer wash dresses.
36 inches wide. Special Monday.
Embroidered Organdies
$2.00 yd.
Imported organdie in a large assortment
of colors, with very pretty embroidered col
ored dots. These are the real imported
and the finest quality of organdie. 45
inches wide.
White Silks for Sport Skirts
Baronette Satin, $3.19 White Pongee, $2.25 yd.
40-inch white Baronette satin that
makes very smart sport skirts. Special
for Monday, $3.19 yard.
Canton Crepe, $4.95
40-ihch, all white Canton crepe with
satin stripe; very new sport skirting.
36-inch white pongee silk; washes per
fectly; for skirts and dresses.
White Satin, $1.59 yd.
36-inch white and flesh wash satin for
blouses and underwear. Full one yard
Sale of Silk at $1.95 a yard
Monday we offer silks that are suitable for dresses, skirts, blouses, lingerie and
Underwear. Included are:
36 in. Chiffon Taffeta.
36 in. Satin Messaline.
36 in. Figured Foulards.
40 in. Plain Georgette Crepe.
32 in. Heavy Pongee Silk, Natural
40 in. Crepe Jc, Chine in plain col
or, plenty of pink, white and flesh.
' Sale of Dress Voile, 98c yard
Another special purchase of fine dress voile in dark and light colors. All embroidered
with silk in very pretty patterns, also stripe effects. We offer these Monday at one-half
regular selling price.
The White Frock You Wore
On Graduation Day
That was a day looked forward io for years, a
day to be remembered long after. There was the
odor of fresh flowers, there were the hosts of proud
parents. There were the girls in their white dresses.
There was you in the dress so carefully planned and
lovingly made. It was fresh and crisp and wonderfully
It seemed to you that that dress was the
most important thing in the world.
All these fine white materials are here to
make dresses for other girls who will love
them as much as you did yours. There are
many fancy weaves besides, all lovely for
bridal outfits, too, and for sheer Summer
Second Floor
May Sale of
Edges and
at 5c yard
One lot of laces in val edges
and insertions, cluny and filet
edges. .
at 1 Oc yard
One lot of lace from to 3
inches wide in cluny, filet and
vals. Matched lace and insertion.
For the June Bride
Friends are often at a loss as to a
choice for the graduation or wedding
present which it is their privilege to
bestow. Fortunate are they whose
friends visited this store in quest of
the gifts for here no mistake of selec
tion can be made among the articles
of distinction that are especially appro
priate as gifts.
Third Floor
True Corset Comfort
is the result of wearing a model specially designed for'
your figure and fitted by experts who are thoroughly
qualified to advise you. Such comfort can be attained by
wearing a
Franco Corset
Devote more time to the buying of your corsets,
which are the foundation of perfect comfort, grace and
stylish appearance. Assistance in selecting your corsets
will be given by us with no extra charge. If you have
never before been fitted do so this spring and know the
joys of a soft pliable Franco corset
Priced from $8.50 to $25.00
Second Floor