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SOCIETY SECTION The, Omaha Sunday 1Mb PART TWO. v SOCIETY SECTION I ' 1 ' - , ' s ; ' ; . VOL. XLIX-NO. ' Z OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1919. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS ' ' 7SJ;i7HH lA 1 H "J-Mn PffiS ffi j . r-; A mm-1 M i y : ' V-;-4s-Si I . f ;. . r- I ( 4 H ill! M 1 f Rondeau If the Prince of Wales Were to Look Through Gabby s Eyes Fpr a Bride He Would Seethe World's Choicest -In This Group of Intelligence and Charm She has charming eyes; she knows it; Side-Long glances oft. disclose it, Warming me with passion tender. Ink's no medium to render . , All their beauty don't suppose it! ' I've no other, hence I chose it, Madly hoping as it flows it 1 .May plead for me. Doubtless she has other 'beaux it Matters not: her manner shows it Is not vain for me to send her Little gifts; this rondeau slender She, perchance, will not oppose ! It May plead for me! Howard Willard Gleason in The Villager. I By GABBY DETAYLS N A VERY short time the young prince 01 Wales win be sailing the deep blue sea bound for America the country from whence so many of his titled countrymen have plucked the nation's fairest flowers fo their brides and the na tion s greatest fortunes for the re building of their own treasuries. Ambitious mothers in the east are fluttering around Newport and other fashionable resorts in anticipa tion of the young prince "Charm ing" with plans for elaborate enter tainment during his sojourn in the United States. But now we understand- that Ne braska has extended an tnvitation to thexking's son to visit and hunt game in our wonderful western state.' We have an idea that if the prince comes to Omaha he will see something far more attractive than "big game." . . If the prince were looking through Gahh'l eyes he would see himself surrounded, as in this picture, with beauty, intellect, originality, charm, domesticity, fashion and youth, and in some of the young women he would find all of these qualities combined. Indeed, he would have to go no farther than our awn city to meet romance and wealth and beauty and his heart's desire. Simor has it that it is entirely ible the Prince may select an American girl for his bride and well, you can't blame ambitious mothers can you? And, speaking of royalty America bound, there are also the Duchess of Roxburghe, the former Miss May Goelet, who is due to be the guest of her mother, Mrs. Ogden' Goelet. of Newport; the Countess Nada Torby, one of the' most beautiful wo men in England, and Lady Decies, the former Miss Vivien Gould. So ciety has it that Lady Decies expects to be in Newport to take part in the proposed festivities to be given for the prince, So, with such a notable quartette as this coming over, is it any won der that in New York the Blue Book is being scanned, dressmakers and tailors being worked to death and caterers and . decorators being swamped with orders? Royalty is coming, especially the prince, and society stands breathless . breath less, perhaps, because it has' leaked out that the prince intends avoiding focial functions and formal affairs. But above everything else is the report that the prince has a mind of his own as to what sort of a bride he should take unto himself and that it is more than possible that his choice will be a niece, of Uncle Sam. , ' American girls nurses in ,the American army) canteen workers and telephone, girls danced with the prince at Coblenz and they de cided that he was a regular fallow. They have written back ever so many letters about that dance and just what they think of the prince, and -they have written so enthusias tically -that American girls -are just hoping that the supply of eligible princesses now said 'tobe limited to the Italian reigning family will be completely exhausted before the prince makes up his royal mind as to which one he will marry. If he does not choose an .Ameri can he may make his choice in Canada. f There is no question that a great part of the British public would much' rather see the prince married to an American or a Canadian than they would to a princess of one of the comparatively unimportant king doms of the Old World. It is generaly assumed that if the young -prince finds a wife here it will be from one of the socially prominent, well established families. There are several charming young heiresses of the New York set who are of a suitable age to make a match witb the prince. PJ i ,f , '' V Jim.. W -- 'A Prominent among., them - is Miss Flora Vanderbilt Payne Whitney, the debutante daughter of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney. The latter was Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt, the elder and favorite daughter of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt. Her hus band, Harry Payne Whitney, was the oldest son of the late William C. Whitney, the greatest street rail road magnate in America. ' Miss Flora Whitney is one of the greatest heiresses in the country, destined to inherit a large part of the Vanderbilt and Whitney for tunes, representing an enormous ac cumulation of railroad property and real estate in New York. Through he Payne side of the house she will also receive a share of the VStand ard Oil" millions. . Another attractive Vanderbilt heiress is Miss Grace Vanderbilt, daughter of Mrs. Cornelius Vander bilt, jr. She "would be a debutante this year but for war conditions. Miss Muriel Vanderbilt. daughter of Mrs. W. K, Vanderbilt, Jr., and Miss Cornelia Vanderbilt, daughter of Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt, arc two other charming young heir esses who are just approaching de butante age. Miss Caroline Stevens of the noted Castle Point (Hoboken) fam ily, and Miss Helen Fish, daughter . of Hamilton Fish, are charming members of families that not only possess great wealth, but have been prominent in New York since colon- ial times. The Astor'and Harriman families can also offer a winsome selection of young buds to attract the prince. But in this entire list o New Yorkers, none of them compare in beauty, or charm, or originality- to the bouquet of beautiful blossoms surrounding the Prince on this page. And yet Gabby wonders if they are looking for Princes these modern ' girls whose fancies run, not to titles, but to real "men and world events. , Whether or not they are seeking a title, Omaha is proud of its young womanhood even more proud than England is of her young prince.