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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XL1I NO. 25.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOBN1NG, DECEMBER 8, l!)l'J.
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annual national conclave, in Omaha IHKn, .fflBIH iEU '
sorority will a'cV as hoatesses and an tV , ; HX 'HHHLr.'t VlV'v v & 'tlH
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ranged which? will keep tho visitors sllssw. .7mViK lllS,. it1& wd5 ' '"""l
Omaha Girls to. Entertain
"Tkeir Sorority Sisters in
Frue Western Style and
Make The-m Glad They
Came Here for Meeting.
jIGMA THE,i'A' iu!ororlty' will- bold "its
annual national conclave. In Omaha
Donoinber 2eT27aod '2S.'". Theocal
sorority will act' aa hostesses and an
lntorostlng program has Tieen ar
ranged which? Vill keep tho visitors
uusy during -their alay;' Mlsa Erna
ladra is president of, the .local sorority and Mlsa
l&niio Spiesberger secretary. The other members
:re Miss Hortense Spiesberger. Miss' Nellie Elgutter,
liss Blanche Cohn, Mlsa, Ruth Arnsteln, Mlsa Anna
'ell, Mlsa Irma Grps MWs Hazel Degen.'.JJiBa Ean
ilo Rosenstock and Miss Jea8ie Rosenstock.
t Thursday afternoon, December 26, Mlas Erna
,j dladra will entertain at a reception and 'tea for the
lilsjtors and in the evening there will be a 'roller
Skating party at Chambers' academy.
Friday afierhoon. December 27; Mise Anna Foil
tn Mlsa Nellie Elgutter vlll glvo a muslJal at their
lioma and Jn the eveninR,there will be a 'dancing
artyt the Ro,mo hotel. ' '
Saturday aftornqon, December 28, Miss Blanche
Cohn, iliea Mamie Spiesberger and Miss Hortenso
Tpieoberger will entertain at luncheon at the Hotel
Loyal and in the evening thero will be a dinner at
the Loyal, .followed by, an Orpheurn- party, when
reservations have been made for dlghty guetSts.
Tho young wowep' ivho aro to bo hostesses at
' tho national couolavo 'are. unusually attractive and
uccompllshol. MlBB tHadra, . the' .president,- has
taken an active .part jin athletic events, being an
expert swimmer, anc)ihaq .also been in the tennis
tournaments at tho FieJd club. ' ?
The MIsbos Mamie and Hortonsfj Spjesberger at
tended the Denjanln Dean school fn New York and
are accomplished musicians; MlssMamle Spies
berger Is a pianist and her twin slitef, Miss Hor
ttfnse Spiesberger, sings well.
Miss NeJllo Elguttor, who attends Smith college,
will arrlvo homo to spend tho holidays and assist
In entertaining the visitors. Mlas Elgutter is
specializing in languages, studying Italian, French,
German and also Latin and Greek. MIbb Anna, Foil
attended Smith college last year and Is sponding
thlB year at homo studying French and Gorman.
MIbb Hazel Degeu la tho only local merabor of
the Bororlty who will not be in Omaha during tho
holidays to assist. MIbb Dogen, Is sponding (ho win
ter In the east vlHltlng relatives and friends and Ib
at present In Philadelphia.
Ml SB Inna Gross attended the University of Chi
cago last year. Miss Faunlo IlosonBtock also gpont
last year In f'hlcngo and visited relatives while
thero. Many social affairs were given tnlior ho'nor
la Chicago. Miss Jessie Hosonstock was graduated
last year from the Omaha High school.
Miss Ituth Arnsteln Is. another accomplished
young member of this sorority and spent last year
traveling and studying In Europe. Mlsa Ulancho
Cohn Ib a prominent member of tho sorority and a
finished pianist, Miss Cohn will be a spring brido.
Tho visitors who are expected are said to be
equally attractive and accomplished. Thero will
be guests from Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Joseph,
Denver, Loulsvlllo, Milwaukee Fort Wayne, Lincoln
and other cities.
Decembor 30 and 3t there will be n national
conclave of tho Hal Resh fraternity at Lincoln, and
the local members residing In Omaha will entertain
(ho-vfsl.t'ofe'for hfeVduys In 0;n'tttia 'preceding tho
Lincoln meotlujg. Tho bmaha m'ujnibWs' aro Messrs.
Morton Dogon, Frederic Heyn, Ijorpprt Arnsteln,
Morton Hlllar, Edwin Klrficlibraun and Bamuol
Kramer. Tho fraternity men plan to' HaVb tho vis
iting men in Omaha to attorn' all olP tho 'evening ,
Tho sorority, young woman w.llb.olioetesacs at ,
tho dancing parties at the RomojFrlday3iludSatur
day ovonlugs. Tho fraternity men' wlil reciprocate
by entertaining at a large dinner party at the Loyal, "'
followod by a theater party at the Orpheum. Bun- ,
day, December 20, raoit of the young women, will
return to tholr homos and tho young mon will leave' .
for Lincoln to attend tho national conclave.
Omnha Is becoming quite a center for national
meetings and is well adapted for entertaining vis
itors. Thero are many theaters, cafes and clubs
and the larger homes of tho city aro" usually hos- ,
pltable and many large eoclal affairs are always ,
given during tho holidays. .
Although the national conclave of tho Hal Reeh
fraternity will bo hold-In Lincoln,' nearly all of the
'members and delegates 'attending, will be enter-
talned In Omaha for three days preceding. All ot
the social affairs given In Omaha for the visiting
sorority young women and tho visiting frat men .
will be restricted to 'tho sorority and fraternity
mon. Sunday, Decembor 29, nil of the sorority
members and tholr guests have boon Invited to at- .
tend tho largo Vecoptlon glveh In Lincoln for the .
visiting fraternity men at the Lincoln hotel. At
all of tho ovoning parties given in Lincoln tho gHiost
list will not bo restricted to fraternity men and.sor-,
orlty girls, bo that tho affairs will be unusually
large. Monday ( mornfng, "Docomber 30, tho fra (
ternlty will h'avo a business, meeting and' In -th
December 31 'there will be a. pr.lvate. dancing. party
in Lincoln, which will be attended, by most of the
This will completo a busy weok soolally for tho
sororjty and fraternity visitors The . first three
daya of tlio wcok in Omaha and the last threo days
In Lincoln, with a largo social affair each evening.
Tho local young men who will act as hosts at
tho dinner and theater party December 28 have
made arrangements for fifteen extra automobiles
for their guests. In fact, nothing has. been left un
done to mako botli tho visiting young-'womou and
young men have a delightful visit.
: v; ' The .Women of Belgrade '
JUas Ohristlteji, who has wpn world
Mdo farab as-a Joumalln, ha returned
o Servia, h?r native country, "to nureo
Tho ryienua express sUamed into a
'lesojate stMlon at Deumwle. There. was
ur bustle, o-rush of porters, no filad'
f'elcomo of frlenda. One mlsht alraot
.ve lmaglnetT oneself "ata 'niiburbaK sta-'
!.on on a Sunday, Instead of at one of 1
aa most Important cbntera in southern
.urope. Fortunately there were but few
Iassengcrt), and iVe-' Wre thus able to
tiara Vetwefen "wthe" services of an
nclent pewant, who hobbled along the
platform and undertook to attend to the
, lugeage. At the Bate we gave up . our
tickets to a one-armed ticket collector
and passed Into the customs office, where
a very raw youth turned all our poesee
slons out oi the. floor, and after demand
ing a repeated assurance from us that we
were. not smuggling Anything, allowed us
Th'ereWtts" not a cab to be had, but 'a
number of old men. young boys, and even
a few Women were waiting putald ready
to act as porters, and' the passengers
set out on their weary tramp up the steep
hill that leads to the central part of the
an unhappy notoriety through Its soul.
rending' cobble pavement. Some months
ago the-municipality decided to have alt
the streets paved with wood, but the war
broke out before the work had been half
completed, and the reeult is that now the
streets of, Belgrade are nothing more than
a series ot trenches and mound of earth.
The workmen' have all Joined the colors,
and It Is rumored that women will be em
ployed, to . finish the undertaking befora
the snow comes dqwn.
The next day was a national holiday In
Belgrade. The tpwn was decked with
flag, the shops were closed, and the war
proclamation was everywhere to be seen.
It nestled among Paris hats In milliners'
windows, and hung on every door and
every wall, and was distributed outside
all the 'churches, where divine service
was held for the success of the Balkan
Servians are not a church-going people
by any means. "God keeps Hervla" Is a
popular saying, and the churches ane left
to take care of themselves on Stmdays.
But now they are dally packed to over
flowing with mothers, wives, daughter
and. sisters Prayer' Is the only weapon
left to the women. Numbers of them ap
plied u.f volunteers, at the, war office,
but thoy were rejected and so they re
turned 'home to the greater heroism of
These Servian women are heroines
There are no scenes, no weeping, no pro
tests aa they bid farewell to their dear
ones off to the front. "God bleas you
and good luck, my boy." Thus a mother
parts with her son. Well she knows that
she may never see him again, or, If she
does. It Will perhaps be In a wounded
condition. But she does not faint, how
ever. It Is a practice unknown in Bervla,
where centuries of suffering and oppres
sion under the Turkish yoke have taught
the women as well as the men to be
stoics In the great crises of life.
The last detachment of troops has loft
and now Belgrade is a city of sad-faced
.women. A friend of mine, a promising
young musician, who had recently been
appointed conductor of the orchestra at
the National theater, was summoned to
Join the colors. Ho frankly admitted to
me that he was annoyed. He had been
working on a new- symphony, and he
scarcely wished to die before It was fin
ished. He spent his last night at home
In revision, of his score, and at daybreak
next morning h donned his uniform and
Joined hlB regiment. I visited his mother
and jrpmid her In tears In her son's room,
bndlng over sheets of music and stacks
of books. "This was all he cared for,'"
she said. 'The army never Interested
The staffs at the cafes and restaurants
dwindle every day. I dined ,at one of
the largest restaurants yesterday. There
were only about a dosen people at table,
und the establishment appears to be In
the hands of one solitary waiter. "Why
Imve you not gonef I asked, "They
lipve not called mo yet," ho replied In
differently. "I belong to the 'last de
fense.' The master went ten days ago.
He Is younger thnn I am."
At the National theater patriotic pieces
are performed dally by order of the gov
ernment. Men's parts are. all played by
actressee. In a few days, when the
wounded are brought to Belgrade, th
theater, like the' university ' and other'
publlo buildings, will be'' turned into a
During the last weeks the men and
girls of Belgrade ,hu,ve. been busy with
sewing. and courses in. first aid and in
nursing, and their voluntary cervices
have also been accepted' In government
offices and In the postal administration.
A strict censorship Is exercised over cor
respondence, and every letter and tele
gram Is read by the officials before It
is delivered or dispatched, abroad.
Tho most popular man, In Belgrade to
day is sr. Toshe'ff, the Bulgarian min
ister. Ho Is by nature buoyantly opti
mistic "Remember this," he said to me
with a genial smile, "defeat for the
united Balkan races Is an Impossibility,
We shair suffer losses, but we shall con
quer. My own son is among the com
batants," he added gravely. 1 fear for
him, but not fr our cause.''