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Sunday Bee PART TWO WOMEN'S SECTION PART TWO ' SOCIETY VOL. L NO. 2. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1920. .1 B PRICE FIVE CENTS "J . ect i on man s Biennial Has L Exodus From Capital to.- West Flashes of Fun ttlKXTo S - 1 ' 2 V ... 1 By GABBY DETAYLS. IT would be impossible for 6,000 women to be closely associated for a full week without funny things happening. They did happen i over in Des .Moines at the General Federation biennial, not because the women were freaks, as is sometimes intijhatfd, nor for any ther than the most tiatural of reasons. The women assembled there were kecn tninded, considerate of pthers and possessing a sense f( humor. Thev had a good time and, after all, the ! greatest pleasure coming from such gatherings is found in the contact with others. From all sections 'of the country they nad come to this melt ing. The effect was stimulating and inspiring. It was at the Nebraska dinner, j, the happiest social affair enjoyed by 1 lie entire delegation. The theme of the occasion was the progress of the .state from pioneer days to now. j Let us turn.DacK tne nanas 01 um ti() or 65 years, said one speaker eloquently. "Some of us will hae to get out." interpolated one of the delegates in a stage whisper. In a burst of enthusiasm one day over the landing of the Pilgrims a resolution was presented to the con ventionists. It referred to the land ing of 1620 as the first English set tlement in America. Up jumped a white-haired woman from Virginia to remind in 'emphatic terms that lamestown, Va., in the year of our Lord 1607, was the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Another lesson in history was of fered whei a telegram was read. "It comes," said the presiding of ficer,, "from the oldest town in the United States." "Where's that? Where's that?" was queried on every hand. Finally ofie woman more uiixious for information than cha grined by ignorance, arose and for mally inquired the name of the place. Po vou know it yourself? St. Au gustine, Fla., in case you don't. Up toward the front of the Coli vum was a woman who day after -lay seconded every motion that came along. She was like the wom an, who said she always preferred the affirmative side in a debate. It didn't matter what the auestion, it was certain it vou'd never fail for lack of a second. A cheery, brown :ytd woman was heard to remark anc day that some folks break into i lie General Federation by moving .he previous question and other by seconding motions. Evidently the Later had been chosen by the subject f this story. But all tlie fluctuations of emotion xre not humorous ones. On presi dents' night, when each state presi dent' was given two. minutes for a speech, right in the midst of hers the little woman from Arizona for got. She had been telling about her wonderful state with its goosoil and delightful climate. "It is a state of a thousand charms" and there she stopped. Almost before that l.irge audience realized that some thing was wrong. Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, president of the General Federation, was on her feet, and with her arm placed kindly on the speaker's shoulder, she said: "I know something of those thousand charms, Mrs. . I have traveled into your state and observed them.-' By that time the forgotten speech uas recalled. The strain of a tense nminent had been broken by the kind alertness of the federation pres ident. Massachusetts, you know, ran Miss Georgia Bacon for president of the general federation. Miss Ba cun v:is defeated on Tuesday and the amounceinrnt made early Wed nesday morning. Shortly after the "result was known, the subject of the General Federation magazine came, up for discussion. Money had to be raised and raised quickly to keep the magazine going. One pledge after another was made for $100. "Vou will notice Massachusetts is keeping mighty, still," one delegate remarked aside. Hardly had she ut tered the words when the president from Massachusetts arose, and in clear, ringing voice, called out across the sea of heads between her self and the platform: "Massachu setts one thousand dollars." It was one of the great moments of vthe convention. sneers ana applause greeted the announcement. This was only one of the many incidents which prove that in victory or de feat, the club women are one unit in working toward the big things for which they stand. T. T. M'GERR of Falls knows how to travel J.YJ. -light." ight." She left her home about the 10th of June to come to Omaha for the League of Women -Voters' convention, going on . from here to Des Moines for the club .biennial. Before the closet of that convention she, was on her way to San Francisco for the democratic gathering, to which she is alternate -i-iegate. That sounds like a trunk, suitcase, traveling bag and at least two hat boxes. But not for Mrs. McGcrr. She carries one small hang bag in contrast to many women from Omaha and elsewhere who took a" trunk along for the week at Des Moines. . Des thjs mean Mrs. McGerr is ,iot well drVssed? You wouldn't say ;o if you could see her. he wears i beautiful broadejpth suit, With georgette blouses, one of which Hatches her suit exactly and is richly trimmed with lace in the same' shade. Asked about extra wraps for the chilly San Fraiwisco weather at this season, she held up a luxurious mink piece, almost big enough to be called a cape. Though Mrs. McGcrr has grown daughters, she herself looks as : & . ' . ' ' ' ' ' ' V ' young and fresh as any of them. Perhaps it is because she has lea'rned to eliminate the unnecessary, things in life, cultivating simplicity and di rectness in thought, as well as dress. E have heard of the brick layer who drives to his work 11 n a Packard when the owner of the balding is compelled to con tent himself with a Ford but a slightly more ludicrous incident has occurred to upset the dignity of Omaha society. One of our leaders, proVninent in the Country club set, is very proud of her household and the manner in which it "is conducted and boasts both loudly and at length concerning its well oiled wheels. Some time ago she was compelled toy change servants iii her domain and as she contemplated' an eastern trip this mistress decided to bring a butler and his wife with her,. on her return. She found them, perfect gems they were, and well nigh priceles5iies too. Finally tjie but ler and housekeeper arrived and our matron showed them about the mansionj installed them in their quarters and instructed them in their duties. Now, indeed, her Lhome would be "a joy forever as well as "a thing of beauty. On the afternoon of the second day following their arrival sVe was surprised to find that Monsieur But ler and Madam Housekeeper desired to speak with her.x They were leav ing that evening for the east! Shocked at this unexpected an nouncement she demanded an ex planation. If her ladyship wished one she might have it. This couple would not consider-living in her home! Such china and glassware so common! And such ordinary sil vttware! To be sure this Omaha home contains the very best, but those were not used except when quests were in the home. And her linensj So very mediocre in quality. Ah, no, they were leaving for a place where they might manage a home which would do them credit. And leave they did with their nu merous trunks and sneering airs. THE natives of India have many curious beliefs and supersti tions, some of which are es sentially Oriental in their nature. The Hindoos thinks it brings a person ill luck to be openly admired or praised, and if you should praise or even look too admiringly at a child the mother will hastily with draw it from notice, and either beat it or say something disparaging of it in rder to counteract your u omened admiration and avert the jealousy of the gods. Some people, believe there is a basis of truth in all superstitions. In this, case, Gabby thinks it is very earfy to see what it is. Too much attention and praise "spoil" a child, and rough indeed is his path (except at home). The world is against him and ill luck is nis companion. The parent who permits a child to have an exaggerated idea of his own im portance is a real enemy to his off spring. - A well-known Omaha club man. who has a large selection of 'victrola records, was asked. by the wife of the minister if she could take some of his "classic" selections tox a church social. He of course agreed. Incidentally, he was invfted to a "stg" party the same evening and was asked to bring along some ' mmMmmmmjm jmmm r& & w vvfr - - vra . mill i : . .v. a a - v. .-.v.'. : v-v. . Mrs. Holland, Newcomer One of our chic and smartly dressed younger matrons is Mrs. Yale Holland, whose marriage took place this spring. She was formerly Miss Gertrude Capser of St. Paul, where she was prominent in social affairs. .She had a (number of acquaintances in Omaha before coming here to reside, as she nad visited friends in this city previous to her marriage, i v N Mr. and Mrs. Holland are now at home at the Blackstone hotel, but expect to take an apartment at Benbow Court within a few weeks. Their plans for the summer months are yet indefinite. Mary Morsman to Leave Miss Mary Morsman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mors man, jr., is a popular member of the school set. Miss Morsman will spend the summer with her parents, returning to Bryn Mawr college in the fall, where she will be a member of the Sophomore class. She is a former Brownell hall pupil and a graduate of St. Timothy's school. The Morsman family will leave Ifly 1 to spend the summer months in Es Park. Before returning-To school Miss Morsman will visit classmates in Maine and other eastern points. Roadside V By MARY A natural wild flower garden has been made ajp'ng the railroad track leading towards Briggs Station by the barbed wire fence protecting the right-of-way. On each' side of the track is a strip of land some 20 feet wide, and just now it is blue with spider lilies-. They come very near in color to the blue of the justly famous gentians of New Eng land. This lily is one of a very few of our native plants having pure blue flowers. The little, delicate, yel low sorrel dots the grass and a miniature creeping. . convolvulus scrambles along over the ground. The pink phlox has not been plenti ful this season for some reason or other. One missies its bright note. A lovely wild white sweet rockat grows in clumps on the higher stretches; its perfume is rare and characteristic. The air is heavy with the odor of the locuslf trees. They stand on the hills along the river, showering sweetness from . their pendulous racemes of blossoms. For poetic purposes one should call these trees acacias. Do not all true lovers of Paris long to be wafted there for May, and acacia time? A most enchanting boqk for this dreaming month of the year is "Im pressions and Comments," by Have- .of his "choice" records of the jazz and lively sort. So he made up two bundles, one of which the minister's wife took with her to the church social, ' while he lugged the other wth him to the stag aifair. Imagine the surprise and astonish ment of the good church people when "Slow and Easy" and "My Baby's Arms" broke upon' their ears. But their surprise wasn't a circumstance to the disappointment oL the jolly good fellows gathered at' the stag party when they heard the strains of "Jearer My" God to Thee." Now it hiippened that the son of this clubman was the only one in on the secret, he having changed the labebrtn the packages, and, declares this michief maker, "It was the best church social I ever attended." We haven't heard the father's opinion on the "itag" parly ; Flowers LEARNED. t. lock Ellis. He seems to have been guided in an amazingly untrammeled way to beauty in all its forms, and yet has managed to remain respect able, though I believe he and his wife each live 'in a house of his own, and earn separate livings. What all of us would like to do in the way of adventure he has cherrily gone and done. Who shall say . that his view of life is wrotig? Everybody nowadays is preaching efficiency, and if we don't take care, wg'll all be so efficient that we will be dull as ditch-water! Another tree which is now in bloom is the linden, also beloved of the poets. Its heart-shaped, vivid, green leaves make a canopy th:tt a king might envy. With the sun light filtering through, and the hang ing clusters of heavily scented flow ers, nothing could be more exquisite. Schumann wroto one of his most famous songs about the linden tree and Homer, Horace, Virgil and Pliny mentioned the lime tree and celebrate its virtues. The great botanist, Lin naeus, derived his name from' this tree. His father was a Swedish peasant with no sur-name. Rising to be pastor of his village he took the name of Nils Linne; later his rioted son, when knighted by the king of Spain, was made count of the Linden tree, and called Lin naeus. Havlock Ellis tells a fine story of Linnaeus, to the effect that when he saw a gorse-covered Eng lish common for the first-time he fell on his knees to thank God for the sight. There are a lot of things to thank God for around Omaha. If we ever get the river and bluff drive from Bellevue to the Ponca school house, there will be no city which can surpass our outlook. ' Some say our river is muddy 1 So is the beautiful blue Danube inuddy, so Is the Yser of roniatic fame muddy, so is the Granges muddy, and may be Cleopatra even spied a little mud in the Nile! More and more people in Omaha are becoming conscious th?t they live on a wonderful river, and the time isn't far distant when v,e will show it to visitors as our greatest treasure of natura' beauty. June 15, 1920. Carita O'Brien, A Recent Bride A bride of last Wednesday was Mrs. John Markel .nee Carita O'Rrien,' daughter of -Mr.- and Mrs T I OBnen. rhe wedding which took ptac at the O'Brien home, was one of the most fashionable of the month. Mr. and Mrs. Markel have gone to the Pacific coast and on their return will reside in Lincoln. Neb. . " . Bureau of The Bee, Washington, D. C, June 26. The exodus to San Francisco has made even a more pronounced hole in Washington society than did trre Chicago convention. Every one's nerves are keyed up to the highest! tension over the prospective opposi- tion candidates to Harding and Coolidge, larrgely because all of the candidates so far mentioned, are known . in Washington, many of them quite familiarly, and their families have had some prominent part, in society. Mrs. McAdoo is known to be positively and . em phatically opposed to Mr. McAdoo running as a candidate. She is emi nently fitted and well trained for the duties of mistress of the White House and would grace the position as a second Dolly Madison, but she frankly admits she has had enough of that sort of limelight. Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer is not only willing, but is doing all she can to aid the nomination of her husband, the at torney general. Governor Cox is better known here than Mrs. Cox. Mrs. Marshall, wife of the vice president, and Mrs. Pomerene, wife of the senator from Ohio, are the best known of all the women whose ' husbands' names are being men tioned. Mrs. Marshall has been, a great social success from the first appearance she made in Washing- ton, and Mrs. Pomerene has taken' an active part-in everything official, and in the social- life since her first winter here. She was president for several years of the great Congres sional club, which made great strides towards improvement and enlargement under her regime. Mrs. Colby, wife of the secretary of state, who appears as a dark horse, has made herselt a distinct social suc cess in the short time she has been in official life here. Their three daughters, the third one still a school girl, add not a little to the social impetus of the family. Mrs. John W. Davis, wife of the United States ambassador to Great Britain, who is equally strong as a dark horse, is one of the most brilliant and delightful women socially who have shone in Washington society. Her prestige in London proves this and she has left the most agreeable memory behind her here. So much has been said and writ ten of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson that should the president be the. one to succeed himself, there is little ' lett to be said of the forthcoming mis tress of the executive mansion. Mrs. Wilson has developed in the most rwnarkable way and the best which can be said of any woman, may Veil be said of her, that in her trying position as first lady of the land, and in all the extraordinary honors which were heaped upon her by courts of Europe, she has not yet Keen mu'ltir rf 5fiv K1nnrtra ftr TY1 i - takes. In fact, since she was offi cial limelight Mrs Woodrow Wil son, nee Boiling, has not made a "faux pas" of any sort. She has been tried in the hardest tests. Mrs. Harding, wife of the repub lican nominee for president, w$nt td their home in Marion, O., this week to oversee the opening of their home, which has been closed for. several years. They will go there early in July for the remainder of the summer. Mrs. Harding will re turn here in a few days and remain until .the senator is ready to go home. Senator and Mrs. Harding have not been taking any part in social affairs sittce their return from the convention. Mrs. Harding has been almost a prisoner in her own home on account of the camera men who line the approach to the house, both back and front. In desperation, a few days ago Mrs. Harding stepped to the front step after breakfast and stood there smiling, for 'some minutes, and let the cam eras click to the extreme limit, then bowed r sweetly to the assembled photographers and re-entered -the house. She does not enjoy the pub licity. Representative and Mrs. Jeffcris and their little family expected to reach their home in Omaha today, having been .en route by motor since a' week ago yesterday. - Mr. Jeffcris' secretary, Mr. John Shana han, expects to leave Washington next TuesHav fnr liic tinmA o V round about route. He will go first , to New York and stay a few days, thence to Chicago for a few days, and after one or two other stops, will go to his home in Omaha, reaching there on Sunday, July 4. Lieutenant Commander and Mr?. Emery Stanley are leaving on July 3 for Berkeley Springs where Mrs.' Stanley and the children will spend several months and where Lieuten ant Commander Stanley will spend as much time as he can be away from his office here. He was a for mer Omaha boy and Mrs. Stanlejr is a native o Humboldt, Neb. Mr. Leonard Hurt of Lincoln spent the early part of the week in Washington and was among the dinner guests of Commander and Mrs. Stanley on Monday evening. He went to New York in time to see Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Woods of Lin coln sail for Europe, which they did the middle of the week: He returned at once to Omaha on his wajj back to Lincoln. Mrs. Harry A. Williams, jr., o Norfolk returned last Monday to her home after a week in Washington. She camejjp for the wedding of John G. Cartrrlmd Miss Calvo, and -with Mr. Williams was the guest of Mrs. Carter, r., until after the. wed ding, when she -went to visk Miss Pollv Lowe, with whom the stayed until Sunday niffht '