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K D I T 0 K I A L
The Omaha Sunday.- Bee
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VOL 61 NO S'J. TAUT TWO u.uaiia, pouai .nwiv.i.u, .'iahvii
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Life Ls Too
So a Certain Group of Vir-
tuous Young Men May
Br CABBY DETAYLS.
A CERTAIN virtuou and ex
emplary group of young men.
to tli paprri nr. have agreed
nut (a be crn in public with any
oung woman who practice the ue
'en and nonsensical fadi of wearing
I'cr tulolin unbuckled ur of "roll
ing her Mocking donwrd to a
point nf impropriety"
Of course they may eschew the
ompany of young women entirely,
but unlcn they do it look a if there
would he rock ahead. A telephone
ionvertion. for instance, might -come
highly i-iubarraing to any
modest young man if he were calling
a girl whom he knew only slightly
to ak her to go out with him. Sin
has eonented, let us ay, to attend
the movie with him. Now come the
awful moment. Doe fche, or doe
.-die not roll her own?
'Mis t.mec vnii ilrtnt pra-?'
"Mis onrs, do you by any chance,
(r trvincf thf lihtle
"Mis Jones, do you prefer Velvet
irip or rarU?"
Or he might grow brazen and come
right out with it.
"You don't roll them down below
the point, do you Mis Jones?"
"Which point? Oh. the alt-a. the
point of impropriety!"
Another pleasant picture for con
sideration i the sensible swain buck
ling and unbuckling the fair one's
Riloshe. lie buckles before leav
ing the house. He buckles at movies,
buckle tip aRain on leaving movies,
unbuckles before dancing, buckles up
when starting for home, unbuckles
on arriving home. There fccms to
be a chance that the sensible young
man would come to the same con
clusion long ago reached by the flap
per. "Life is too short let 'cm flap.'
rriHK jest which, they ay, made.
I Noah laugh till he nearly fell
olT the ark, was one on married
infelicity. Ever since the family has
been a social institution, the family
ouarrel has been the most popular
form ot wit. So dabby hcitalcs to
tlrag such a dispute into the lime
light. But Noah and Mrs. Noah
probably quarreled because the state
room porthole leaked or the potage
was cold. Today, how complex life
lias become for man and the wife of
his choice t A couple were momen
tarily estranged the other day be
cause he wanted to borrow her
powder puff. "No, I won't give it to
vou. You can go and get one of
vour own," she declared selhshly.
Maybe Noah was lucky.
TN a country where tabor unions
I flourish we still permit 'some
A. .i.,i;nv v!ininlr overwork.
Gabby has in mind our use of words,
v "Tnn had " vour friend will say
whc'it.you bemoan the loss of a
"Too bad," a sympathetic soul will
murmur to you in consolation on the
death of a near relative.
"Too bad," the college chaps will
echo to each other after a lost gauie.
It's what they all say on any sub
ject from an accidental pin prick to a
-hipwreck involving the loss of a
thousand lives. Gabby knows, for
she has been listening for the past
10 days to verify it.
It was S. K. Ratcliffc who "put
her wise." When this distinguished
Britisher was here a week ago he
accused Americans of "too tittle use
t a little variation." Everything, so
he declared, is "too bad " We do
not sav "What a pity," "How unfor
lunatc; or anv of the other expres
sions which might take -the place of
the overworked phrase. If you your
.self will listen for a few days you
will be amazed at the number of very
different things which are too bad.
One variation Gabby claims for the
tvpical American. Occasionally we
do hear someone exclaim: Rotten!
THEY wouldn't admit it for quite
a while, but now their close
friends maintain that at least
they don't deny it: a pending matri
monial venture. The young lady has
fascinating dimples and cheeks ot a
pinkness to make all the mantjfac
turers of cosmetics tear their hair.
She has one sister. The man, -wlio,
by the way, is fair, with blue eyes
and light hair, has four brothers and
two married sisters. He has had
something of a reputation for fickle
ness but apparently he was merely
waiting for the right girl to come
along, and this time he knows his
own mind. His interests vary, with
automobiles in the lead and ranching
a close second, for the last few
months the pair have seldom been
seen apart. He has found the girl
who can hold his interest.
THOSE sisters who have lost
their sylphlike forms, or even
those who never had them,
should rejoice. A .new keep-thm
method has been invented. or at
least adopted by one Omaha society
matron, which she highly recom
mends. ' Take to cigaret smoking.
What could be simpler, or more en
iovable? Twenty cigarets a day, she
declares, wilt preserve the youthful
tigure, regardless of what they may
do to the youthful btoom. It is con
sidered advisable to begin before
arising in the morning. Just drag in
a few whiffs to start the day right.
The advantage is that the appetite is
not what it once was. and you can
get along on about half as much
food. The effect on the nervous sys
tem is also such as to induce loss of
weight and temper. But be very
careful not to let the anti-tobacco
league get wind of this secret. They
might quote you horrid statistics to
prove what one-sixteenth of a grain
of nicotine will do to a cunning little
guinea pig. or other irrelevant facts
which you don't want to know anr-mtr.
Some Young City
The idea of evening clas-.es for
young business men seems to be
growing in popularity, which is all
very well for them, but what are
their deserted wives to do on the
one or two or even three evenings a
week that these serious minded
young Benedicts devote to the pur
suit of learning? A number of en
terprising women have decided that
in such cases their place is not at
home, and they have joined the
same classes as their husbands. This
is particularly true at the American
Institute of Banking, which offers
courses three evenings a week in ac
counting, political economy, commer
cial law and public speaking.
Any of the three evenings you will
find a scattering of feminine head
gear about the rooms on the 11th
floor of the Omaha National Bank
Mrs. Ralph Raincy and Mrs. Wil
liam Pier go occasionally to the
public speaking class to listen. Last
year Mrs. Pier attended a number ot
the political economy classes. Mrs.
Willard Dressier goes occasionally,
but it is purely for love of the sub
ject for which she took the courses
last year. Mrs. Edward JIuwaldt is
another who took the work last year,
but found it is so interesting that
she hopes to go on with it next yea'r.
This winter a small daughter has
been absorbing most of her time.
Mrs. John W. Zoellcr not only
attends the public speaking class, but
takes an active part. She has good
cause to be interested, for Mr.
Zoeller was a member of the A. I. B.
debating team which defeated the
New York team at the national con
clave of A. I. B. chapters last winter
at Minneapolis. This year he is
' oli the team and will uphold O
: at St. Louis.
I One and all these women are en
1 thuiast ami seem to enjoy the
work quite as much as do their hus
bands. Reckoning assets and liabil
ities has nj terrors for them.. There
arc also a number of women who
are taking the courses just as the
men arc, for practical application in
their everv dav business. Such art
Miss Mary V. Doyle, the head ol
t lie Woman's department in tiic
Omaha National bank: Miss Hope
Livingston and Miss Nelle Ewclt,
and the men confess that these
brainy women keep them hustling.
Estes Park Artist
A Guest Here
'Mrs George TZtastnussen 3? Children
Home, Music and Charity
Are Interests of Lent
Dean Babcock. Estes park artist,
is in Omaha today, guest of his
co-.vsiii. Mark I.evings. Of Mr. Bab
cock, the American Magazine of Art,
in a profusely illustrated article last
"In oil painting and water colors
he has (tone senile eminently credit
able work, but as time has passed his
interest in these two mediums has
largely given place to occupation
with pen and ink drawing and wood
block prints. . . In these Babcock
has attained a remarkable proficiency.
. . . The illustrations and inci
dental designs for "Songs of the
Rockies." a book of verse by Charles
E. Hewes, would alone confirm his
right to be ranked with our most dis
tinguished men in this field. . . .
Of like kind are his bookplates."
Mr. and Mrs. Lcvings will enter
tain informally at supper this eve
ning for their guest.
Society Gains New Misses
Rather a preponderance of girls,
you might think to yourself as you
looked over this picture of the prize
winners at the fancy dress party
given last week at the Blackstone'
by Miss Adelaide Fogg for her
classes. But there you are wrong.
Consider them from left to right.
The sedate girl in the cumber
some costume of a bygone day is
none other than Tom Gannett, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gannett.
The dress, which is white with
black and green stripes in it, be
longed to Tom's great aunt. He suf
fered a good deal to be beautiful, so
he thinks, for he found his gown
"quite hot, and tight around the
waist." but he was repaid by the mys
tification of his friends as to who he
,'cxt is Mary Clarke, a bona fide
girl, the 8-ycar-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Hoxie Clarke. Her Queen
Anne's costume of the white brocad
ed satin looped up over cloth of gold
won the first prize. The gown for
merly belonged to Mary's grand
mother, and had been carefully kept
for many years in the Clarkes' attic.
Truman Morsman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edgar Morsman, jr., won the
first boys' prize. His somber Ham
let's costume was carried out per
fectly in every detail. But now
comes the surprise. The demure
young lady in the evening gown is
not Miss Eleanor Burkley. Abso
lutely not. The gown, to be sure,
is hirs. but the person inside it is
her brother Francis, neatly coiffed
in a black wig. Before the unmask
ing onlv one of his companions fath
omed Francis' identity, and his boy
Though lenten days bring a lull in the social life of the city, there is
all the more devotion during the season to home, music and charity in
terests. Mrs. George Rasmusscn and beautifut children, Irma Georgene
and George Paul, are a representative family group of the city. Irma Geor
gene, 12 rears old this week, was named for her mother who was Miss
Irma Springer of Beatrice before her marriage. The son of 7 years bears
his father's name. Mrs. Rasmusscn and her children usually spend the
summer at the northern lakes, and it is probable they will journey in that
direction again this year.
Mrs. James C. Dahlman is devoting considerable time during Lent
this year to the Woman's exchange, located on the second floor at 1517
Douglas street, and sponsored by the College club of Omaha. She be
lieves in the exchange, not only as a "necessary medium" for the woman
worker in, the home and discriminating purchaser outside, but more par
ticularly because of the use made of the funds earned by the exchange.
The proceeds go to a scholarship fund and on this subject Mrs. Dahlman
is enthusiastic. She served for several years as secretary-treasurer of the
Nebraska Federation of Women's club scholarship fund.
"I have never done anything where the results were so much appreciated
and came so quickly," she said. "Every student whom we helped through
school stepped out immediately into a good position, and not in a single
case did the scholarship loan fail to come back. Two hundred dollars
would often make the difference between dropping out of school and fin
ishing the course."
Mrs. Dahlman will go cast this summer to visit her daughter, Mrs. A.
J. Collett and family at Bangor, Maine. Another daughter. Miss Dorothy,
will go earlier, leaving in June to attend the Harvard commencement be
fore visiting her sister.
Mrs. A. D. Dunn finds music a worthy devotion for the season. As
treasurer of the Tuesday Musical club, she is doing all possible to make
the coming of Margaret Malzenaucr, noted contralto, on March 24, a great
musical event. "Aside from my interest in the Tuesday Musical club." said
Mrs. Dunn, "I am enthusiastic about Matzenauer." Mrs. Dunn heard her
six years ago in Chicago and acclaims her the world's greatest contralto.
Mrs. Dunn is a member of the Doctors' Wives, club, the Omaha Society
of Fine Arts and other organizations. She was a piano student of Max
Landow several years ago and ha3 also studied with Henry Cox.
Omaha Girl Has Antique Black Walnut
Furniture Made From Buildings
In Her Own Home Town
To have furniture of intriguing an
tique design is one thing; ,to have it
made from buildings in your own
home town is another and lovelier
That joy does Miss Autumn
Davies, teacher of civics and econom
ics at Central High school, know.
"Yes, this is an interesting library
table," she might tell you of a' piece
of black 'walnuts furniture in her
apartment here. "The. top board
came 'from-' the old postofike at
Yankton, S. D., my girlhood home.
The legs were made from floor
boards- of-'the' hotel and the drop
leaves from' the old village store
where mother used to trade."
What does it rriean? Simply this:
Sixty or 70 years ago everything
around -Yankton was made of, black
walnut. The old places are tumbling
down now and from the wrecks Miss
Davies has salvaged some timber for
herself, which is only the beginning
of the story.
Next came the plans for the pieces
of furniture she desired. This was
easy for a. clever, artistic and re
sourceful young woman.
; She made her own drawings, and
But that is another story.
- A hermit lives on the river's ,edge
up at Yankton. He is 71 years old
and has been there for 40 years.
One arm is off at the elbow, but
for ail that the man is an artist at
woodcraft. He learned to make fur-
dancing partners are rumored to
have been many and devoted.
The party didn't end for Francis
with the close of flie dance, for an
admiring father and brother escorted
him to a downtown theater, still in
feminine guise, with a cape and fur
borrowed from generous sister's
wardrobe to add the finishing touch
es. "This is the life," said Francis,
or words to that effect.
niture when a bav in Norway. John
Edgberg is his name. His most in
teresting construction is a pipe or
gan in the loft of his shack. It was
built entirely by his own hands, and,
according to Miss Davies, it plays!
After skillful appeal to his love
of the beautiful, Miss Davies secured
Mr. Edgberg's promise to make her
black walnut furniture. He was re
luctant to do it. Money means little
to him: he-thought for less money
she could buy furniture in the shops
that might suit her better; anyway
he liked his life of a recluse and
didn't care to be bothered.
' But Miss Davies knew the man
for an artist and . would have no
lesser person for the work. She
finally interested him in doing it and
as he has worked his eagerness and
enthusiasm have grown until now he
is more particular about its perfec
tion than Miss Davies herself.
'In her apartment here Miss Davies
has a gate leg table made after an
original which came from England
150 years ago. The original was
of soft wood and was painted black.
Miss Davies' piece is of black' wal
nut with a beautiful French polish.
She has also a three-drawer library
table and a day bed. She soon wilt
have her chairs which will be in a
17th century English pattern. For
these Mr. Edgberg worked from a
magazine picture .of a collector's
model as well as from Miss Davies'
Miss Davies is much interested in
craftwork. . She does considerable
designing and weaving and makes
jewel ry. She will spend the summer
at her Yankton home.
"The first thing I wilt do when
I get home wilt be to cut up my old
walnut bed and have other things
made from it," she said, with prob
ably some very definite ideas of
what the other things will be.
A Nebraska girt is representing eastern schools in China. Miss Jean
Kennedy, daughter of Mrs. Alfred-Kennedy, a junior at Mt. Holyoke col
lege, Mass., is now on her way .to- China, one of four young women sent
from this country to the world conference of undergraduate Christian
students! Miss Kennedy had been acting as Y. W. C. A. secretary for the
colleges of the northeast when her appointment came, and was in touch
with the work in the eastern schools. She will be gone until June 5. when
she will land in Vancouver, B. C. on her return. Miss Kennedy will go
east to make reports at three conference?, after w hich she will spend the
summer in Omaha. Mrs. Kennedy received a cablegram from, her daugh
ter at Honolulu this past week.
A letter mailed from Honolulu was received by Mrs. Kennedy Satur
day. Miss Kennedy said the Chinese and Japanese peace delegates were
aboard. "It is very warm," she said, "and we are enjoying the deck
sports." Miss Kennedy will land in Yokahama and will spend 10 days in
Japan. .Anna Lane of South Omaha will be at the Y. W. conference as
a delegate from the faculty of Yen Ching, a girls' school in Peking, where
she teaches. . ' : ' '
Rag-a -Jazz Boys
Give St. Patrick's
College people in Omaha, includ
ing University of Nebraska alumni,
Omaha university, Creighton and
University of Nebraska Medical col
lege student's, have been attending
the Wednesday evening dances given
at Kel-Pines by the Southern Rag-a-Jazz
band under the management
of Leonard Swanson. In addition to
the usual dance next week," a St.
Patrick's night "extra", with, special
music and features will be given.
Small clubs have been entertaining
at "a dance within a dance" at these
rag-a-jazz occasions. .
This is the orchestra which recent
ly returned from a very successful
tour of Europe. "Harmony is their
specialty," according to Mr. Swan
son, a member of Phi Rho Sigma at
the University of Nebraska Medical
college. "Their jazz is quiet and tune
ful and many people come to sit in
the balcony and hear the music," he
Tickets for the May Music Festi
val to be given on the five Mondays
in May at the Burgess-Nash tea
room from 10 to 11:30 a. m. by .an
orchestra of 30 pieces, under direc
tion of Robert Cuscadcn, may be ob
tained at downtown music houses or
from members of the Omaha Wo
man's club which is sponsoring the
affair. Proceeds wilt be added to
the club building fund.
Among the soloists who will ap
pear are Mrs. Louise Jansen Wylic,
soprano; i Cecil Berryman, pianist;
Mrs. Madge West Sutphen, violinist
and the Omahi Woman's club
chorus, under direction of Henry G.
Students from the Omaha Uni
versity School of Music undjr direc
tion of Mesdames C. W. Axtell,
Howard Kennedy. A. V. Kinsler and
Ray J. Abbott will act as program
Bureau of The He.
Wellington, March II
Mullei.t u ncarrety a !ue ir
givdic, Washington h.i o
hort a sf iMni 1'iat it tan ill atfc.d
M e idle in lb' (ii-uui week of
March, il fii(ti-lrsy i.dl,, rvtty
thing "inf.nnul" niwl gin mmi'v
on villi dining and I iiitiut!, ami. of
roiire, "lutnliing'' i an all-tbcyeiir
around alta r, tti.it i.m-s nut count
anyway, IV it id to the cred't
of Muii'ty here the churches, rviij
the very taryesi m the .un.in t'at'i
otic, Fpisi-op.ili.oi ami other whontu
serve the keeping o lent, are ft'i,
at the service n far. each dav Ii
fact vhurih-K"in appear to ia
become the fashion ami a genet?!
noonday erice is liel.l every we-k
day in Keith' vaudeville theater
Onlv a bl.uk away the noonday
prayer m the I Itutvh of the Fpiphany
at ranged espeiially for downtown
hus''ne men and women, i
always well attended, so that, whit.'
there i nothing tike a "revival"
the city, there is uruiiily A larger
trend towards iite ihurihe.. and a
more devotional atmosphere than for
a long time.
The President and Mri. llardm.
v.ho arc now cruising in the south
for a short time, were the honor
guesn at the service ta't Sunthv
morning in the l:irt Baptist church
on fashionable Sixteenth street,
which celehated the UOth anuivcr
ary of in organization. They were
the first to sign the new regis!-1,
the old one having 1een formally
closed and placed in the safe. Th'
dined Tuesday with the Secretary of
Commerce and Mrs. Herbert Hoover,
yvho had an unusual company to
Unusual Dinner Company.
It was not the customary official!
and a few personal friends of th
hosts from out of town, such as havn
made up nearly all the lists at thi
cabinet dinners so far. The guest
were entirely out of the ordinary
and included the president of liar
vard university and Mrs. A. I-aw
rence Lowell, the president of Ya'
and Mr. James R. Angel!, the pres
ident of Joints Hopkins and Mrs.
Frank J. Goodneow, the president ol
Williams and Mrs. Harry A. Car
field, the president of Lctand Stan
ford university and Mrs. Ray Ly
man Wilbur, the retiring dean of
Bryn Mawr college, Miss M. Care
Thomas; the dean of Mills college,
Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt; the.
dean of Smith college, Miss Ada
Comstock; the director of the Na
tional Research council and Mrs.
Vernon Kellogg and the assistant
secretary of commerce, Dr. Claudius
Lady Asquith in Washington.
Mrs. Asquith is returning to Wash
ington on the 15th of this month, to
visit her son-in-law and daughter,
the Roumanian minister and Prin
cess Bibesco, who wilt return from
the south in time to receive her.
Mrs. Asquith will come here from
Canada where she has been touring.
The British ambassador and Ladvr
Geddcs will be well on their way to
California when Mrs. Asquith ar
rives so there will be no further en
tertaining for her there. She at
tenddd a dinner party at the em
bassy during her first visit here, but
it was not in her honor and was
arranged before her visit was an
nounced. Nebraskans at Capital City.
Mrs. C. F. Reavis, wife of the rep
resentative from Falls City, Neb., who
underwent a serious operation some
weeks ago has recovered sufficient
ly to return to her home in Cleve
land park, from the hospital. She
goes out in pleasant weather and is
fast recuperating. Joseph Reavis of
Falls City, nephew of Representa
tive Reavis, is with' nis uncle and
aunt until the summer when he ex
pects to go to Brazil to remain
through the exposition to be held
there beginning in the fall. He has
been appointed secretary to the
Brazilian Exposition commission and
is stationed here for headquarters
until the commission goes to Rio dt
Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Andrews ot
Fairbury, Neb., who have been gues'
of their son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Drain, in their
home at 2151 California avenue, for
a month or so. returned early tlvs
week to their Nebraska home.
Judge and. Mrs. Constantine Jj
Smyth, formerly of Nebraska, are
enjoying a visit from their daughter,
Mrs. Clarence Sibbcrnscn, of Omaha.
She will remain for several weeks
and probably until the arrival, at
the end of this month, of her sister,
Mrs. Charles W. Burgess, of Omaha,
and the latter's young son, Charles
Constantine Burgess, named for his
father and his maternal grandfather,
Mrs. Sibbcrnscn has been entertain
ed daily by old friends here and to
morrow night her parents are giving
a supper party for her. Mrs. Bur-,
gess will remain with her parent
through the Easter season.
Mrs. E. E. Holland, wife of for
mer Representative E. E. Holland,
of Suffolk. Va., who was formerly
Miss Eunice Ensor of Omaha, spent
last week in Washington at the Bur
lington where she and Judge Holland
lived before his retirement from con
gress. She returned at the end of
the week to their handsome home al
Representative and Mrs. Robert
E. Evans of Dakota City had a sma'l
dinner party Wednesday evening,
having among their guests the castor
of Foundry M. E. church, which
they attend. Rev. Herbert F. Ran
dolph. D D., and Mrs. Randolph
and Dr. and Mrs. Summers.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowrv Childs of
Omaha and Child's Point, Neb., are
here at the Lafayette for a month-
having come from Omaha for their
Mrs. Russell Harrison and her
mother. Mrs. Saunders, also are at
the Lafayette for the spring .season
and are being frequently entertain
ed by old friends. Mrs.'Trnman G,
Palmer has cards out for a luncheon
in honor of Mr. Harrison on Th
dav, March 16, at the Cosmo Nk