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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. 51-NO. 43.
OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 0, 1922.
Sunset oh the Sahara and
Ruins of a Roman City
Wop is the animated and affection
ate possession of Hugh Smith. Wop's
talents are many. Beside begging
in the ingratiating pose displayed
aDcrwe, he can play hide-and-seek, be7
a dead dog, or hold a biscuit on his
nose while Hugh counts 10. - His
tricks were patiently taught him in
hit puppyhood by Mrs. Isaac Car
penter, jr., who later gave him to his
present master. In spite of his de
mure expression Wop is death' on
cats, and a demon for speed when
he can beg a motor ride.
Office Boys Become Great
Because They Develop a
Sense of Humor
ALL great men started out as of
fice boys or farmer lads, yoa
know. Gabb understands the
former better than the latter, for an
office boy who doesn't develop a
sense of humor is hopeless, and any
one who has a good sense of humor
will weather, successfully, most of
tlr storms of life.
Royal Cortissoz who preached a
little common sense to the Omaha
Society of Fine Arts last Tuesday
at the Fontenelle, started out right
it seems, and very early acquired the
delicious sense of humor which was
so apparent in his talk here. He was.
once upon a time, an office boy, and
Gabby suspects they called him, not
Royal, but "Roy" for short, if in
deed he was honored with his correct
cognomen at all.
When Cortissoz was office boy for
the firm of McKimmead & White,
New York City, H. Van Buren
Magonigle was draughtsman there.
Magonigle, nephew of . Edwin Booth
by the way, is a prominent New
York architect, a member and a
- former director of the American In
stitute of Architects, was architect
for the McKinlcy Memorial at Can
ton, O., and is architect for the new
liberty memorial at Kansas City. He
is regarded as one of the best edu
cated and best trained men in his
profession. His wife is an artist and
, is president of the American League
' of Women Artists. .
What does Magonigle think of
Cortissoz whom hey knows so well?
In a letter addressed to Thomas R.
Kimball of this city, April 1, the fa
mous architect wrote:
"I hear that Royal Cortissoz is to
lecture in Omaha and I hope you
will hear him. - If you don't you will
miss a great opportunity for he is not
merely a forceful and picturesque
speaker but when you hear his voice
you hear the voice of real authority
that of the acknowledged head of
the critical confraternity."
Oho! Had it not been for his ex
perience as an office boy and the con
sequent sense of humor, he might
have fiked the modernists. .
ffrrOU'RE as young as you
Y look and as old as you feel,"
' - the old song used to go.
In that case, you are never old
unless you feel old. We have all
seen women in their sixties about
whom we could not say, "She is old."
We have seen others who seemed
to break from girlhood into age,
without that glorious period of ma
ture and strong womanhood, which,
though it is not youth, cannot be
counted age. .
What is it that marks age? Jpt
Miss Mary Walrath is one of the
few people in the world who com
mands the entire respect and love of
Lady, a beautiful Belgian police
dog of blue blood and rather austere
ways to strangers. 'Lady, like .the
rest of us, is human,- and one of her
aft" spots is fqr the garden hose.
She never, can understand why it is
impossible to bite the shining stream
from the nozzle into two permanent
pieces with her sharp white teeth.
gray hair, not wrinkles, not any of
the external signs (until one be
comes really decrepit) bti rather
those little habits which show that
the mind has ' accepted the verdict
"When did you first notice you
were getting on?", some one, asked,
to which Antoinette Donnelly in the
Chicago Tribune presents the fol
lowing replies of various women:
"When 'men stopped turning around
after passing me." v
"When a woman friend of the same age
as myself became a grandmother." -
"When I noticed the first gray halra."
" f'When a girl offered me her eat In
the car." . , "
"When I was told: 'Ton are looking o
fresh and young."
"When at a dance more attention was
paid toTny daughter than to me."
"When I had to play the piano while
the other women danced."
"When the old men ceased paying me
compliments and the extremely young ones
began." ' .
"When I received an Invitation 'to a
silver wedding from a couple whose first
wedding 1 attended."
"When I first came to the conclusion
that I had never been young."
"When I lost my breath going up hill."
"When the presence of people began to
Here are some further answers that
Miss Donnelly suggests might have been
given If more time and thought had been
given the subject:
"When I counldn't get out of a chair
without the aid of Its arms and mine."
"When I began to choose dress for com
fort rather than for Btyle."
"When I found my bram refusing to
become interested in new books, new liter
ature, new studies, - new discoveries, new
"When I found myself not wanting to
accept an Invitation that would Involve
dressing up." . . ' .
"When I began to remtntsce and to
bore people to death with the personal
"When people began to refer to me as
'always the same.' "
"When I found myself repeating the
same incident over and over again."
"When the- light-hearted laughter of
youth got on my nerves."
"When I stopped dressing up for my
husband's home coming evenings." '
"When I fell Into the boudoir cap and
kimono breakfast habit."
"When' I got careless about fresh new
ribbons for my undies."
"When I'd let a pin remain on the floor
rather than stoop over and pick it up."
"When I wouldn't learn to play bridge
well because it was a tax upon my brain."
"When I thought I was too old to learn
the new dance steps."
"When I wouldn't go on with my piano
music or singing,'
"When I began to say It was not Ilka
that when I was a girl." -
"When I looked askance at a woman
my same age who took to a rigid reduc
"When I looked on at another who had
got back her girl figure by diet and ex
ercise and I willingly clung to my fair,
fat and forties." ' '
"When I stopped trying to arrange my
hair In a becoming way Just ao long aa It
"When a loos corset meant mors In
my life than one pulled smsrtly together."
When I relied on the rouge pot entirely
for color In my cheeks."
"When the soiled collar and cuff aet
would do another wear or two."
"When the daily bath became a semi
weekly Institution and the cold shower
In Jhe morning obsolete.''
"When I became set in my manner of
thinking and doing."
"When I lost the faculty tor entering
lots the spirit of fun.". '
Miss Mary Clarke, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry S. Clarke, jr., had
to reassure Chinky Chog with every
blandishment, before he would con
sent to face the camera. Perhaps his
reticence is a natural heritage from
his proud Chinese ancestors who
were unused to having their pictures
in the paper. Chinky is a 6-months-old
Pcke, and this morning he wel
comed Mary home from a trip to At
lantic City where she and her mother
have been for six weeks.
"When I found no time to read the
newspaper, the current magazines."
"When I found no time to write letters,
to keep In touch with old friends."
It seems to Gabby that age is a
mental condition after all. Think
young, keep physically fit, and you'll
ward, off the Old bugaboo until 'he
becomes more discouraged than he
is and will finally cease to exist.
A SMALL group was standing at
Twenty-fourth and Farnam
waiting for a car, Gabby among
A handsome coupe rolled by and
eyes turned to follow it down the
street. - . -,
"Isn't it sweet," one woman re
marked to hen companion. "I have
always said to my husband that if
we had a car' I would want one of
Mrs. Gunther a Newcomer; Late Lenten Charities
Styes ' ccsm&s He Card.
Mrs. Carl R, Gray is in charge of
a drive for funds for the City Mis
sion.. April 15, the last day of lent,
has been set for tag day when 40,
000 hearts will be sold on the streets.
Majors assisting Mrs. Gray are
Mrs. E. R. Leigh, Mrs. Harry
Adams, Mrs. E. L. Bridges, Mrs. R.
B. Wilson, Mrs. W. E. Rhoades,
Mrs. Frank Kicld, Mrs David Cole.
Mrs. Robert Trimble, Mrs. W. W.
Hoagland. Mrs. Charles - Hubbard
Mix Eva Dow, who ha been vis
iting her brother, Edward A. Dow,
at the American consulate in Al
gieri, Africa, describe a trip to th
Sahara desert in a letter to her par
fiiu, Mr. aim sir, t. x uow. ut
Vow is now in Koine, where Hie will
remain until alter bastcr.
Her letter read in part: "Our
trio to the desert was very wonder
rful and interesting. We leit Algiers
in an auto but and rode all iuy
across the Atlas mountain. J he
roads were excellent and the scenery
just bcautiiul. Arabs in their lonu
owing white roues. leading sheep
around the mountainsides and others
riding donkeys, brought to mind the
iiicturcs we see in the UUI testa
nient. We stopped (or luncheon at
little Arab town and arrived at o
o'clock in the evening at Hon Saada
such a quaint and ancient-looking
place with no sidewalks and Aran
everywhere. The only Trench place
in -the town was the small iiotei
where we spent the night. When 1
awoke I looked upon a sea of sand
and from an opposite window an
oa-os met my view, lireaklast con
filing oi bread, jam and coffee wan
served in our rooms as is the cus
tom in French hotels.
Sheik Guides Party.
Our suide. an Arab sheik. Ab
Delia by name, escorted us through
the village in the morning. He was
indeed a most picturesque tigure,
attractively .attired in silwen robes
and silver embroidered boots. We
conversed "en francaise," he speaking
the language perfectly. By a little
river we saw Jewish women doing
the family washing by rubbing the
garments on stones in the stream.
The Arabian women never go out
except on Fridays and then they veil
their faces. X he streets in. wou
Saada were very narrow and the
dingy small stone houses were any
thin but invitincr. Wc paid our re
spects to the sheik s wile, a girl ot
14. His mother, wno oy tnc way is
blind, and sister were also present
and all were seated around on the floor
when wc entered. lhcrc are no
chairs in these Arabian homes. The
wife was cooking over a grate nrc
and the sister was weaving a robe
for her husband. Of course we
couldn't speak their language, but
the sheik acted as an interpreter for
. . ... r i . f .1. -
us. lie ana ins lamuy arc oi mc
better class of Arabs. Many of
those we saw were so grimy that
1 don't believe I would care to shake
hands with them. At the market
place we saw them weaving silk,
which was most interesting.
After" luncheon our camels were
brought to the hotel and we were
mch excited over our trip into tnc
desert. It being our first experience
with camels we wondered how we
would "eet aboard, if we would
be able to stay on and jf we would
get "seasick, as some people do.
There were eight of us in the party,
including the guide, who rode horse
back. Mbcmting proved quite easy,
as the camels were crouched down
waiting for us to climb on. -I held
my breath while my beast got up,
and found it not so bad after all. In
fact, I was most comfortable.
The first thing that attracted my
attention was the beautiful oriental
rugs on which we sat. It was indeed
a queer sensation to feel the camel
sinking into the sand.which remind
ed me of deep snow. My mount
was leading the caravan. The camels
travel very slowly and I soon dis
covered that I was in no danger of
tumbling off. It was such fun and
all so strange that I had to pinch
myself to make sure it wasn't just a
Arabs at Prayer.
We returned to our hotel late in
the afternoon and at 5:30 climbed to
the top of the mosque to see the
sunset on the desert and to watch
the Mohammedans at prayer. Some
come to the mosque while others fall
down facing towards Mecca, where
ever they happen to be. The oldest
and Mrs. C. C. Beavers. The com
mittee on arrangements includes
Robert Trimble, Mrs. I. C Wood
and Miss Mary E. Anthony. Mrs.
Paul Rigdon is chairman of pub
licity, assisted by Mrs.' I. C. Wood
and Mrs. T. M. Pritchard. Mrs.
Frank Norton has charge of supplies.
A meeting will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 at the Fontenelle, to
complete arrangements for the tag
J ly Jot?
inhabitant r( Ute town comet to the
top of the mosque and gives long
weird cry, calling the people to pray
er. It was very impressive. We
could look for inilei around and it
was a wonderful sight to tee the
white-robed Arabs hurrying to and
fro, some leading their burden-laden
donkeys and cauigt homeward.
To venture into the mosque as far
at the sacred carpet one must re
move his shoes so we only went part
way in but we could view their pray
cr service to good advantage.
In the evening we visited a dance
hall and watched the Arabian women
Visit Ruins of City.
Lady Coatcs (of Coates thread
fame) called for lit this morning and
we motored to the most interesting
ruins of a Roman city, 50 or t0 miles
from Algiers. The huge pillars and
walls of the old city are still standing
and we also saw some beautiful
marble statuary that once graced this
ancient city. We motored along the
sea roast, stopping at two little
l renin villages and lunching at the
quaintest little hotel at a picturesque
town called Tipaza.
1 esterday we attended a large tea
at Mrs. Arthur's. Lady Coates" step-
Turn to Tag Two, Column tiro.)
Leader in League Frolic
This is the third season that
skilfully piloted the Junior league
annual frolic. The first was put on at the Country club. Last year the
show was given at the Gayety, and on May 12 and 13 the third frolic
will be presented at the Brandcis theater. And Mrs. Clarke is the most
indisnensable member of the league. She is a versatile pianist and does
all the accompanying for the rehearsals, in itself a heavy undertaking, and
plays the piano accompaniment at both performances. Before she be
came active in this Junior league work she had successfully managed the
accompaniments for two dramatic productions given by the First Central
Mrs. Clarke is both right and
New York, who will arrive soon after Faster to direct the frolic. He is
at present in Lincoln, directing the
be given there April 17 and 18.
Mrs. Clarke s committee includes
charge, of the supper dances which will be given after the shows, one at
the Brandeis restaufant and one at the Athletic club; Mrs. Glen Wharton,
who is in charge of the ticket selling Mrs. George Redick, cast; Mrs.
F. H. Bucholtz, properties; Miss Marion Towle, pregram, and Miss May
Mahemcy, publicity. ,
of Women's Club
The parliamentary law department
of the Omaha Woman's club, Mrs,
A. L, Fernald, leader, will presents
play, "The Famous Brown vs.
Brown Separate Maintenance Case,"
a woman s suffragette mock trial, by
Lilian Clisby Bridgham at the open
meeting of the club Monday after
noon,' 2:30 o'clock in Burgess-Nash
auditorium, under direction of R. A.
Characters in the, play are as fol
lows: The i.judge, Mrs. A. L. Fer
nald; clerk, Mrs. H. J. Holmes; court
crier, Mrs. u. W. bmitn; defendants
counsel, Mrs. Johu Haarmann;
claintiff, Miss Margaret Smith;
lamtifts mother, Mrs. H. B. white-
nouse; piaintitt s cnum, Mrs. u. x.
Kring: delicatessen store bookkeeper,
Mrs. Rodman Brown; defendant, C.
Geansh: telegraph boy, ueorge
Ostcn, jr.; mischievous boy, John
Thomas; forewoman of jury, Mrs.
George Osten; jury, Mesdames
Thomas R. Jones, C. R. Nugent, J.
T. Johnston, W. F. Burdick. C. L.
Hempel, W. S. Hogue, L. M.
Swindler, Merritt C. Warren, E. J.
Wright, Dr. Idelle L. Stoddard and
Miss Marie Niesmann; rejected juror.
Mrs. James Bone.
A music program will be given by
trie, Mrs. A. F. Anderson, flute;
Mrs. William Mousseau White, vio
lin, and Miss Edith May Miller,
Mrs. Herman Guntheris a new
comer in Omaha, arriving here last
January from Albion. She was not
a complete stranger, being rather weil
known through her father, John
Peters, who for four years was in
ternal revenue collector here for the
government. Her daughter, Louise,
is a student at Monticello, HI., where
Mrs. Gunther herself attended and
her 8-year-old son Herman, junior, is
a student in the Omaha schools. Mr.
Gunther resides at the Blackstone.
Mrs. Louis Clarke has. as chairman,
through the troubled waters of the
left hand man to Harry Munsey of
Junior league production which will
Mrs. Barton Millard, who is in
College Club Will
Give Bridge to
The Omaha Women's College
club will sponsor a card party and
tea at the Brandeis tea room on the
afternoon of 'Wednesday, April 19,
for the benefit of the Women's ex
change,' which is conducted under
the auspices of the club. The ex
change was opened with 'the 'plan
that profits from it should go to
ward a scholarship fund to be used
by the College club.
So far the exchange has not paid
its expenses and the funds raised by
the bridge party will go toward its
maintenance for the next few
months. Mrs. A. K. Meadcr is
chairman for the party and on her
committee are the Mesdames H. B.
Bergquist, J. C. Dahlman, Chris
Horn, Harvey Newbranch, Bryce
Crawford and Franklin Shotwell.
The prizes all will come from the
exchange and include a bedspread,
a buffet set, dresses and children's
clothes. They will be on display at
The Drama league will meet for
its annual election of" officers Tues
day at 4 p. m. at the Fontenelle.
Miss Kate McHugh. president of the
organization, will read aloud the
most successful New York comedy
of the last year.
Mrs. James McCord heads the
Dundee committee for the "Sacrifice
Sale," to be held by Auxiliary B of
All Saints church, April 22. Mrs
Sam Burns has secured a desirable
downtown location for the sale. As
sisting Mrs. McCord in collecting
articles are Mrs. Coit Campbell, Mrs.
J. A. Duckworth, Mrs. H. E. Moss,
Mrs. C. O. Rich, Mrs. W. R. Coates
and Mrs. W. W. Hoagland
Departs Today for Summer
Mrs. W. E. Wolcott leaves today
for Peoria, 111., where she will spend
the summer at the home of an aunt.
Dr. Wolcott will accompany her to
Miss Jean Kennedy, who sailed in
February to represent the i. VV
C. A. at an international student con
ference in Peking, China, writes her
mother, Mrs. Alfred C. Kennedy
from Tokio, where the party stopped
on their way. After describing their
landing at Yokohamo and their trip
to lokio, only an hour distant, she
says oi the latter place:
."The Meiji shrines were the most
beautiful things we saw. They are
Shinto, created very recently in hon
or of the late emperor. A huge tract
of land has been set aside for them
and beautified by the setting out of
thousands ot trees. Artificial grot
tos and rocky streams overgrown
with blossom-bearing trees . have
been built and are already taking on
an air of age and natural, beauty. A
very wide gravel road leads into the
park, approached by the loveliest
gate I ever saw. The shrines them'
selves were several minutes' walk
from the gate. The outer one
formed a court before the second,
which in turn approached the holy
of holiesf beyond which only the
Shinto priests may go. The style
battles description; the woodwork
was unstained and beautiful,- mount
ed with exquisite bronze work and
"Even in a; place like Tokio we
draw considerable attention, and ar
forded amusement to some country
people going to the shrine. -A fam
ily of eight stopped open-mouthed
wheu they saw us, while gradually
grins spread over their faces and
almost developed into hysterics.
They simply roared at us. and we
stood . there laughing back while
quite a crowd gathered to see more
of us. , v
"The president of the T. K. K.
steamship line, on which we were
passengers, invited all the cabin pas
sengers to tea at his home yesterday.
We were met at the door by a gen
tleman who ordered servants to bring
soft slippers for our feet. Thus
padded we started on a tour of the
Japanese part of the house. The
lamiiy themselves live in a more for
eign adaptation, which is further
from the main entrance arid high
upon a hill overlooking rlie.sea..- A
beautiful ravine garden separates the
two. lhe noors were inlaid, the wood
work marvelously carved and
mounted with cloisonne. - The ceil
ings were covered with heavily em
broidered silks, the floors oc
casionally, by rugs. And yet extreme
simplicity attended it ail. Actual
bric-a-brac was lacking!
I he ceremonies' were adapted to
foreigners who didn't know how-to
act. In one room we were, served
with the ceremonial tea. thick erten
stuff which made me think, of some
stagnant lakes I have seen. The
most elaborate, flat, little cakes ac
companied it, to be tied up and car
ried off. From the tea Ruloinar oroc-
ess we passed to a larger reception
room, wnere we were presented to
the family and served with more sub
stantial fare. A magician did the
most impossible stunts for our bene
Later on we had a meal in a native
restaurant, where each one of us sat
herself down on a mat before a
(Turn to l'age Two, Column Six.
her destination from where he will
continue his journey to Europe for
several months of study. Mrs. Wol
cott will meet him at New York on
r? i . i . r"s . i .
r ennanrs .mranp
N some former in
Louise Gwin may
very likely have
lived in India,
and ridden in state
in a purple and
on the back of her
favorite : elephant.
At present she is
an attractive and
woman, and there
is nothing to hint of such a mysteri
ous past. But it is hard to explain
in any other way the fascination that
the great beasts have always had for
her, a fascination which has led her
to make a collection of pachyderms
of all sizes and in all postures. A
particularly belligerent one, with his
wicked trunk slung into the air,
serves her as a paper weight Across
the top of her filing case go a pro
cession of five more bronze mas
ters of the jungle, and over the tor
J the clock march five little ivory
elephants' on an ivory bridge. Two
trumpeting beasts serve her as book
ends and Miss Gwinn also has a tiny
ivory one which she wears around
Her collection has very largely
been presented to her by friends wKb
knew ot her prediction and she '
has been collectinir them for vears.
Tu.. r -ii ii .
iicy ivuic nun, tn uvcr uic cuunirv.
Miss Gwinn herself laughs over them.
1. am not really superstitious."
she said, ."but I have always looked .
on them as luck charms, mascots in
a way, and I like to have one where
I can always see it. It is their tre
mendous strength- and power that
has always appealed to me. It seems
sn remarlcahliv rnmhiniit tuitli ttiir
cleverness and the gentleness ,and
affection they sometimes . display
toward human beings." .
fin Mica I iinnn n A ncr Itii ha
cover illustration from a recent num
uii J'vij vj tv i ii ii a uvrv ia y 1 1 1
ber of Jude. She picked it up.
A friend sent, me this the other
day. They" all know my hobby."
The picture showed an enormous
elephant . with a benign twinkle in
his eye, wrapping his trunk around
a diminutive girl of .6 or so. The
young lady is saying with hauteur.
JJon t be silly! . Mrss Owmn
chuckled at the monster's expression.
"I rreally began lovine elephants .
when I was a child," she explained.
I had. a beautiful home-made one,
concocted by my family out of grey
canton flannel. He had black shoe
button eyes and ivory crochet hooks
for tusks. Later my mother, fear- '
ing . I might hurt myself, surrepti- ,
tiously removed the tusks, but I was
so infatuated with my treasure that
I hardly noticed. My dolls didn't '
have a chance after that. .'The ele
phant even took their place in the
Circus days, with the great beasts"
she adored tugging at their chains
and beseeching peanuts or docilely .
performing stunts in the ring, were :
pure delight to little Louise Gwinn.
and her grownup self, dark-haired '
and charming, sat at her desk and
admitted that she still liked to go '
down when a circus comes to town
and watch it unload. "The elephants
are always so glad to get out. Poor.,
fellows, even a freight car cramos
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