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The Omaha Sunday Bee
SOCIETY EDITORIAL AMUSEMENTS FEATURES VOL 51-NO. 42. Moving Day Styles Have Changed Ten Commandments Were Easy for Survivors of "Moving Day." By CABBY DETAYL3. A NOTIJKR evidence tint things - nave cnangco. Do you remember how it Used to b whtn the minister cime to town? 1 here wrre bone and tUi of f weight and sizes hauled up in huge vans irom the freight depot to Hie front eurb. Men worked heavily throughout a king day, unloading the eictUior covered goods and carry in I ilirm into chilly, hollow room, depositing at the tame time, gener out cake of mud and yellow gt tu tor it always ram on moving day. Once under cover, what weeks of labor, with the minuter' wife su perintending, or indeed herself labor ing to get the "carpet" down and the curtains up, to find satisfactory nail (r jot and pan and the most advantageous corner for the F.stey erKin or, mayhap, the handsome Mno, Hut that' not the way of todav. I)r. and Mr. J. G. V. Fast arrived in Omaha Friday, Dr. Fast being successor to Dr. Titus Loe at the First Methodist church. Tomorrow they wjll tie "at home" to their friend. Mr. George Wick ersham of the church hat had charge of refurnishing and redecorating the home vacated by the Lowe ome week ago. With her recognized artistic ability and a cash outlay for new furniture, she wa able to pre sent a most attractive place to Dr. ami Mrs. Fast when they arrived Friday morning. No pocking, ship ping, settling; no tense nerves and embarrassing situations; no nasty purchases to cover emergencies; it's nil as safe and sane as the new style Fourth of July. Dr. Lowe, has been no les for tunate in the ease with which he made a change of home. He and Mrs. Lowe, who is now with him after a visit in Cedar Falls, la., are occupying the comfortable John R. Mott home in New York. Mr. Mott. an international Y. M. C A. worker, was obliged to leave New York for an extended absence and he was more than delighted to turn the front door key over to his good friend, Dr. Lowe. In the old day one was very sure that the 10 commandments would l-.ave no terrors for a minister and bis wife who could come up smiling nfter the biennial moving and set tling ordeal. The tests for endurance and disposition probably still exist hut moving day does not present them. VST where the alley met Fif-"tffS-rr street, a little boy loi tered. On the muddy arohalt his ntubby forefinger had drawn an al leged circle, and in it reposed two migs and a glassy. Now, knuckle to the pavement he frowningly con templated the lay of the land with as much earnestness as Chick Evans might exhibit on the 18th green. A flock of winter-lean and city cynical sparrows quarreled a few feet away, and pale March sunlight half-brightened the passing faces, grown-up faces that turned to smile at the 'intent campaigner, Impulses are quickly smothered by the aver age adult. "Freud to the contrary not withstanding. No one knows how many suppressed inclinations were hurried past by saner reason and dignity. ' But at last the inevitable happened. A spare, gruff-looking man paused and then squatted down beside the n-agic circle. Thirty years fell from his shoulders as he wheedled: "Say, kid lend me your shooter a minute." EVERY house should have its pets," said W, L. George recently in the New York 'Evening Mail, "because they give a woman things to take care of. Hus band and children are not enough." Gabby wonders if Mr. George knows anything about , the multi tudinous duties of a mother. Evi dently not. He makes the mistake too often made, the assumption that woman's time isn't worth anything. Much of the war work done by wo men was pure waste of time. Those who arranged for it, in many cases men, would never have planned such duties for themselves, but for women, Miss Cooper Presents Spring Recital "Sculpture Plastique" is the beau tiful dance number from which were taken these poses by Miss Gladys Mullen, artist-pupil of Miss 1 Mary Cooper, whose annual spring dance recital will be given Friday evening, April 7, at the Brandeis theater. Mr. Ted Shawn worked out a series of statue poses for this dance and caught them together with graceful aro-i a m mm .' .ssr . a m a r I Cnn77 VV n A"77 i srv.Mir? I wv s .---.. - WI I ........ cu'rx': .... w,r mi S7 CrgeKob.rtsorx Aft ' For Relief of Disabled I Miss Robertson to Wed I VJ Mrs. James II. Robertson announces tl.: engage ment of her daughter, Miss Grace Robertson, to Morton Rhoadcs, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rhoades. The wedding will take place in June. Beth are Omaha young people, but Mr. Rhoades is at present in business in Worland, Wyo., and the young couple will live there for the present. Miss Robertson attended Tudor Hall in Indian apolis, and during the war she held a government position. Mr. Rhoades, who is a Dartmouth grad uate and a Chi Phi, served overseas in the motor corps during the war. Tomorrow marks the beginning of a drive for dollar memberships for the Visiting Nurse associa ' tion. A house-to-house canvass will be made by a small army of workers in the residence sections of the city and the downtown districts will be covered by other workers. ' . Mrs. Frank Norton is chairman of supplies for the drive. She has been assisted by eight helpers, it didn't matter because their time had no value! Pets in the home are desirable, es pecially where there are children, but there ought to be a better reason than the one advanced by Mr. George. . T HIS is a story about the' milk of human kindness, and if you are inclined to feel that the world is a crabby, callous place Gabby recommends it to your at tention. If she were A. Carnegie she would give the hero a life-saver's medal, but as' it is .all she can do is to write a testimonial like a grateful patient of Lydia Pinkham. Gabby's escape from sudden and painful death was a narrow one. She ordered lobster one evening, and after stowing that away, she care lessly announced to the waiter that she wojld have chocolate ice cream for dessert. He departed, but after a moment returned with a worried expression on his genial black coun tenance. - " 'Scuse me, madame, but are you suah you wants to order ice cream, right after dat lobster?", he inquired solicitously. And then, lest he seem officious, he hastened to add: "Of co'se dey is folks dat can do it, but dey is othahs which dat com bination affects."- Those who "can do it" are warmly urged to step up and receive the silver-coated soda mint. Gabby is quite certain that ."affects" is a mild word for the results which would have followed her rash action if she had not been so politely deterred. movement One of Miss Cooper's business girls' classe will present the number. - Miss Mullen, a member of this 'Stiaa ??JysVu?len 1 PART TWO Modernizes Old- Fashioned Furniture Mrs. H. H. McCluer of Kansas City, Mo., who is visiting her sister, Mrs. S. E. Schweitzer, Knicker bocker apartments, along ,with all her other achievements, modernizes old-fashioned furniture. Mrs. Mc Cluer -was the first woman in. the United States to deliver the electoral vote ai vvasnington; she is vice president of the National War Moth crs, president of her local War Mother chapter, member of the Gen eral Federation of Women's Clubs and belongs to the Jackson County League of Women Voters. But she still has time to consider beauty in her home. "When you want to add another touch of beauty to your home, do you visit the shclps and buy things in 'cote 5' "Why not, instead "Seek your attic or if you haven't one perhaps your mother or grand mother has and get the relegated pieces. In the first place," says Mrs. Mc Cluer, "the home beautiful does not mean extravagance. My old-fashioned washstand I robbed of its drawers, leaving only legs, and where the towel rack was class, has what seems a rosy future ahead of her. She is planning to go to New York this summer to study with Miss Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn, after which she may engage professionally in the dance. Miss Cooper and many others who have seen her here considered her very talented. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johrf Mullen, her mother OMAHA. SUNDAY Visiting Nurse Drive to Be Launched Tomorrow who have worked for three days preparing supplies Mrs. Charles Metz is chairman of the supply com- for, the strenuous days of this week. mittee. She purchases all supplies used, supervises Mrs. W. D. Hosford is chairman of the infant their sterilization and arranges for their delivery to welfare committee and has charge of the volunteer the various substations of the association.' - helpers who assist doctors and nurses in weighing Appealing for the support of the public in the and measuring babies at the stations. . membership drive, Mrs. W. E. Rhoades, president, Singer Appears, Rcinald Werrenrath, who ap peared in Omaha early this year in a recital concert for the Tuesday Musical club, showed some rather commendable qualities in California recently according to an account of his appearance at Stockton. "In front of an audience in Stock ton, Cal.," the story goes, "Reinald Werrenrath and his accompanist, Harry Spier, walked down the cen ter aisle of the auditorium in their hats and coats ' with baggage in hand, and going upon the stage, be gan the recital. "It was 10 o'clock at night. Mr. Werrenrath, Mr. Spier and Selby Oppenheimer, the singer's Cali fornia manager, had left San Fran cisco at 4 o'clock. They were due at Stockton at 6:55. They were- due east of San Francisco, the train was stalled by a 'slide' and 'washout' at Cristy, near the Santa, Fe tunnel. An avalanche had covered the road track for some distance. . The bari tone could get little information as to the possible length of the delay, but wired ahead on a chance, to hold the audience, and he would do his best to appear. After a two and Ijut a mirror which I had picked up for a trifle. After removing the varnish I finished it with old ivory enamel and then had a very attrac tive dressing table. ( " "My dresser, . which had two tall rows of drawers on either side of a long mirror, I made into pieces of furniture by removing the drawers and making of them a separate little stand. The mirror I swung horizon tally above the dresser and enam eled the whole in the same old ivory." R. B. Howell to Speak. R. B. Howell will speak on "Di rect Primaries," at a meeting of the political and social science depart ment ot the Umaha Woman s club Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, in the Y. W. C. A. The meeting is open to the public Mrs. Thomas Jones, leader. being prominent in the Omaha Woman's club, where she had charge of the Shakespearian pro gram given by the public speaking department this past week. Mrs. Mullens brother, George Hughes, took the part of Brutus in the act presented from Julius Caesar, sug gesting dramatic ability in the family. Miss Mullen will also aooear in "The Thunder Bird," one of the numbers Mr. Shawn gave in Omaha early this season. A feature of Miss Cooper's pro gram will be the "Ballet of SDrine." The babr Duoils will aooear as rain- J drops and sunbeams. A blast from the north wind and a flurry of snow will cause the bright spring flowers to droop their heads until spring comes to drive the flakes away, and the sun smiles, giving renewed life to the blossoms. MORNING, A PHIL 2, 1922. Mrs S.S Caldwell) Baggage in Hand a half-hour delay, the train started again, but held up along the way, so that the singer did not reach Stockton until 10 o'clock. He rushed to the hall and announced himself by walking down the .center aisle with Mr. Spier, made a short in troductory remark, dropped his over coat and baggage on the plattorm, and took his place' in front of the piano, while the waiting audience rent the air with a tremendous greet ing of applause for his successful struggle to make an appearance. "After the first group Mr. Wer renrath asked Mr. Spier to play two piano solos and during this time went to the dressing room, and re appeared for the rext group, in his usual immaculate evening attire. " A number ot the Stockton peo ple who planned to hear Mr. Wer renrath received word of his delay by wireless at 7:30 o clock. They, therefore, spent the early evening at home, and about 9:30 started out for the concert. Mr. Werrenrath was weary, but the voice was cheery and the spirits high. In the modern paraphrase, 'A good time was had by all'." , , - Latest Slogan Is "Own Your Own Apartment" All aboard! If you can't get aboard get a shingle. That's what the happy youths used to cry out when playing train and merry-go-round and other games back in the good old days. Now they are grown up, but they are still shouting. What they say now is, "Own your own home. . If you can't own a home, jown an apartment." . In various parts of the country apartment houses are being erected on the community plan that is, each dweller owns his portion of the building. California has worked this out more extensively," perhaps, than any other state. Omaha is soon to have a commu nity apartment and a woman is the enterprising one back of it Miss Mary Cooper, well-known dancing instructor, . will erect an apartment this summer in the vicin ity of Farnam and Fortieth streets. The 60 apartments in the building will be designed for business people, being compact and conveniently ar ranged. The rooms will include a living room, kitchenette, bath and dressing room, - with built-in furni ture. The expense of each apartment Miss Cooper has figured with the help of a local building and loan as sociation, will be $3,000. An initial payment of half the amount will be required and the balance will be paid out at the rate of $15 a month. This experiment in Omaha will be very interesting and is probably a forerunner of other similar ven tures. 1 B has issued the following statement: The Vlaltlnc Nura association bcllevna that In the put ft 'baa built up and entabllahed a beneftcent organization which haa become a vital factor In the health or the city, and juatifiea public support. May we not count on your dollar membership? Tour dollar will help ue rive a child a (air atart. Every child haa a right to be well born. Save a mother from a Ions continued Ulneas or death. Carry cheer and comfort to the chronic or shut-In patient. By your membership, you are dally giving; this aervlce to others leas fortunate than you. Omaha Girls Will Join Summer Music Colony . "Summer is coming," sang the poet, and summer plans for many of us are well under way. Summer 'in Chicago will bring with it an array of well-known artists, as well as an influx of music students. Omaha will be represented by the Misses Corinne Paulson, Eloise West, Win ifred Traynor and Mrs. Alice Par sons Tedrow. At the Chicago Musical college this year there will be engaged a notable company of artists, includ ing' Leopold Auer, Herbert Wither spoon, Oscar Saenger, Percy Grain' ger, Percy Rector Stevens, Clarence Eddy, Ivan Tarasoff and Florence Hinkle. A number of free scholar ships will be awarded. In all its history the Chicago Mu sical college has never been quite so overrun with pupils and the advan tages offered are said to be many and varied. In addition to the visiting faculty there are eight teachers, In cluding Edward Collins; 11 vocal teachers, some of whom are well known to the public as singers, nota bly Mrs. Gannon, Mrs. Herdien and John B. Miller. Heading the six violinists is Leon Sametini, who has a master class of his own all the year round. Of the important sub ject, . orchestration, Felix Borowski, "Dance of the Sabers' v Recital Feature "Dance of the Sabers" will be a feature of the spring dance recital to be - given by pupils of Pleasant Holyoke EJwood, Saturday evening, April 8, at' the Brandeis theater. It will be presented by Grace Vodicka, Virginia Langfelner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Langfelner, and Frances Cunningham, daughter of Mr. Arthur F. Smith and Mrs. S. S. Caldwell are devoting considerable time during these days of Lent to the Society for the Relief of the Disabled. Mrs. Smith, who was recently made chairman of memberships, is using the chain idea for building up the roll. She has appointed 10 women to assist her, who will secure 10 members each, these 10 to enroll 10 more and so on and on, Mrs. Smith hopes. Mrs. Caldwell is a new member of the board, having been elected at the last meeting. Mrs. Frank Judson is president; Mrs. John Redick, secretary, and Mrs. A. L. Reed, treasurer for the society. During 1921, 200 cripples were cared for. Prominent or thopedic surgeons donate their services, and money derived from memberships goes entirely for supplies such as crutches and braces. Vocational training under the chairmanship of Mrs. Clarke Coit is taught crippled children so they can be entirely, or at least partially, self-supporting. A motor corps, headed by Mrs. Fred Metz, conveys the patients to and from the clinics. president of the college, takes full charge, as he does of the history of music. The summer term opens June 28 and lasts for six weeks. The sum mer school is said to be one of the best things ever invented, for it keeps the student in good trim and affords out-of-town teachers oppor tunity for progressing in their own work. Woman's Club Card Party. - Tickets for the Omaha Woman's club card party Friday afternoon, April 21, 2.30 o'clock, in the Bran deis grill room may be obtained from members of the house and home committee, Mrs. John R. Golden, chairman. A few prizes have already been donated, including a pair of poly chrome candlesticks and candles, valued at $15, five-pound box of candy, a box of apples and two chickens. Reservations for tables may be made with Mrs. Golden or members of her committee. Proceeds will be added to the club building fund. Omaha Girl to Live in Washington. Mrs. F, M. Russell of Lincoln, formerly Miss Helen Parish of Omaha, wU spend the month of April here withnier mother, Mrs. J. W. Parish. Mr. and Mrs. Russell are to mve to Washington, D. C, and Mr. Russell has already gone east to take up his work in the press section of the Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Russell will leave for Washing ton about May 1, but will stop on the way to visit in Chicago, Toledo and Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Cunningham. Another feature ' of the program will be a one-act ballet called "Car nival" to be presented by Jane Ellis, FIVE CENTS Seed Catalog Lures the .Unwary Gardeners Rally to the Call of, Sprint When Early Illossoms Wow. Congressmen may te too buy nowadays to send packages of teedi to their constituents, but to the ama teur gardener there l one unfailing source of inspiration the seed cata log. So surely a March snows melt, the postman brings around that resptendcritty covered nugaiine in whose paxe lurk ltiiitculv !uhm. Forythia, (ialtardia (itamtiilora ami all the name that conjure up the nuei of color and fragrance which one always hopefully expects the side yard to be net June. lpon. the cover i a magiiificrut strawberry cnlarurd to i tinus its natural size. "Why mil have straw berry shortcake all the year round?" inquires the datintlro nurseryman. Behind the strawberry lurks abunth of ruby radishes artistically bal anced by a string bran of a size and brilliancy that never wa on land or sea. And the householder, weary of Ihe humble turnip and the canned peas of winter, smacks his lipi and seizes his fountain pen. Or the poetry of language rnay carry him utterly away. Swinburne himcli could take lrson from the seed catalog. "Oh Min" calls her husband, "listen to this one. 'Tea lose, large, rich, scarlet, shading to velvety crimson, flowers continuous ly throughout the season, in fra grance incomparable, in form per feet. How does that sound?" For some aspiring souls the seed catalog satisfies the craving. Long before the spading and the weeding and the watering their minds have flitted to less mundane matters. But there are others, many of them in Omaha to whom work in their gar den is a perpetual joy, and great is their reward. Particularly dear to the hearts of the gardeners are the early spring gardens, with all the delicate, sweet smelling blossoms that first brave the cold winds. Snowdrops come first in Mrs. Arthur Crittenden Smith's lovely garden, then the crocuses and hya cinths and jonquils, and later her iris beds are a mass of color., She has 30 varieties of iris, and her gar den used to be famous for its huge golden trumpet narcissus. Although Mr. and Mrs. Myron Learned do not open their summer home, Walden Wood, until the first of May, Mrs. Learned has already paid a trip or two to her garden, and has found her tulips out of the ground. Mrs. Learned makes a spe cialty of the Darwin tulips, a par ticularly large and handsome va riety. They grow in borders about the house. Mrs. Learned also has fine peonies and iris, some of the latter" coming from the Lowrie Childs garden which is remembered as the most beautiful anywhere in the vicinity, and which boasted 60 varieties of iris. Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Childs and Mrs. Learned were all members of the small but delightful Garden club which flourished a number of years ago. Mrs. Theo dore Ringwalt and Mrs. Luther Kountze were also members, and Mrs. Kountze has experimented un til she has now achieved the best results in this climate, and her gar den is a sight to look upon from early spring until fall. It seems al ways to be in full bloom. v Marty Omaha women have their own ideas about the laying out of their gardens and the more original the arrangements of the perennials the better. Mrs. W. J. Hynes has' splendid variety in her perennials and shrubs and laid them out herself. Mrs. Milton Barlow, too, superin tends the planting in her well laid out garden. "Grayrocks," the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Roberts in Fair acres, is one of the most beautiful places in the city, and Mrs. Roberts is most enthusiastic over her garden. There are 30 varieties of trees on the place, and all sorts of shrubs and flowers. Behind the house it self is a sunken garden and there is a large pergola which is completely covered by one 'enormous wild grapevine. The Roberts are plan ning to set out 7,000 plants this season, which is gardening on a large scale. They raise their spring flow ers in a greenhouse, safe from any nipping frosts, and that is now in full .bloom with calendula, jonquils, narcissus, hyacinths and Easter lilies. Miss Nannie Richardson is an ardent worker in her garden, and ia (Torn to Pag Three, Column On.) Ila Saltzgiver, Virginia Langfelner ' and Frances Cunningham. Other ao--loists are Frances Ellick, Janet Nolan and Martha Dox. Mrs. Walter Schroeder has de signed the costumes for the dances, using batik, stencil and tie-dye processes. Brilliant colorings will be seen in both the costuming and stage sets.