M The Indianapolis Sunday Star PAGES 45 TO 56 YOL. 14. NO. 6. SUNDAY MORNING. JUNE 11. 1916. Thrills Abound for Femininity at Conventions Plenty of Noise and Many Things to Wonder About, Belinda Brewster Says What's One-Half Delegate? BY BELINDA BREWSTER, CHICAGO, June 9 (Correspondence). This is my first national convention, but not the last if I have to join "Louisville Jim" selling papers to sec the show. "Louisville Jiin," a much-run-down-in-the-hcels looking person, with a yellow rain coat that would have done effective duty In the suffrage parade, is as well known to the regular conventioners as Chaunccy Depew. ' He never misses one, and he's on the job in front of the Congress and the Auditorium Hotels seemingly every minute (don't believe he ever sleeps or eats), calling the host of notables by name as they surge on to the broad avenue and getting not only a familiar nod but, of course, selling eacli a paper. Rumor has it that said "Louisville Jim" is worth from $20,000 to 530.000. all corralled by pennies, at any and every kind of a convention all over the country. So, after all, it might not be such bad business to get into his game. That enthusiastic outburst doesn't mean, of course, that all the fun is at tlie convention in reality as it takes place in the convention hall far be it from that. The actual sessions are only the side issue. It's the mobs and shouting at rlie hotels, the constant rushing buck and forth of taxis, messengers and the hurrying throng of delegates who tear about on their business of saving the country. P.ut even at that the convention has its thrills. It might send even more shivers up and down the spine if 1 knew what It is all about, but in spite of all the po- AMONG all the popular young women who have been graduated from the Eastern schools this year probably none is more attractive than Miss Eliza Jane Pickens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Pickens, 1998 North New Jersey street, who was graduated from Penn Hall, Chamber-burg, Pa. Miss Rowena Cosner, the pretty daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Cosner, 2066 Park avenue, will be graduated from the Northwestern University School of Oratory Wednesday. Miss Cosner attended DePauw University three years and represented her chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority at the national .convention in Boulder, Col. Miss Louise Weir, the lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Weir, 2627 Broadway, was graduated from Akeley Hall Tuesday evening. Miss Esther McNaull, who will be graduated from Indiana University Wednesday, is the attractive daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles McNaull, 524 East Eleventh street. Miss McNaull has given esthetic dances at many affairs recently and she was chosen leader of the dances in the pageant given at Bloomington last month. S I ! f Party for Bride-Elect 1 i litlcal harangue I have heard this week at those two suffrage conventions and then at the great Coliseum, I'll have to admit that a whole lot of it is still Greek. How does anybody ever learn it ail? I really thought I was getting along grand until I met George Ade yesterday and he nonchalantly told me he is a half -delegate at the Progressive convention. I'm still wondering what In the wide world a half-delegate can be. I didn't dare to ask him for fear he might think every other woman cquany siupiu ana vote against the suffrage resolution, nes so norrlDly woman shy, anyway but honest now, what could a half-delegate be? But even if some of the proceedings arc a bit tedious, to the uninitiated, that's a dandy time to view the crowd. Luckily, of course, the press stand offers a glorious view of the perfect sea of men's faces in the .delegates' section on one side wreathed by the galleries mounting as high as the Soldiers' Monument, and the stage and boxes on the other where tbo most notablo men and women of the country arc as thick as tho rain drops pouring outside. ' It struck me as really prophetic of the success of tho ardent suffragists when I looked that great place over, for above all the people and the hundreds of American flags that drape the galleries, mounts that hugo dome of suffrage yellow that covers the ceiling. No doubt the decorators only thought of the fact that yellow would reflect back the lights most effectively, but be that as It may, every time those men raised their eyes upward, that vast yellow expanse hung with its yellow streamers flaunted a message for tho women. Why even that funny affair that looks like a mountainous Ice cream cone turned upside down, that hangs right over the platform ad acts as a sounding board is painted yellow. No wonder the women won. Flying Leap for Suffrage. At least, some of them think they won a whole lot. To hear Mrs. Catt discuss the question thero couldn't he a doubt In any mind that suffrage made a flying leap to the fore, but the Unionists are still demanding that national amendment. Those two suffrage conventions, of course, mado up a great part of the thrills this week. All that throng of women working for political' freedom. And I assure you thnt the Republican conven-. tlon has nothing on tho women's expe- Southern Club Enjoys Program Members Hold Interesting Session at Hotel English Mrs. W. D. Long Tells Plantation Stories. rlences when it comes to dramatics. That Coliseum has witnessed somo mighty ex citing scenes, but It certainly reached Its zenith Wednesday afternoon when the resolutions committee was having the hearing of the antls and the last woman was lust dramatically declaring "The women don't want the ballot." As If In dotlant answer, at that Instant the doors were thrown onen w dc anil In came that host of dripping, drenched-to-thc-skln suffragists bearing their plea for recogni tion, it was tne most dramatic thing that the history of suffrage ever could nave conjured. Tne antls were caurht with the goods on and at a time when tnoy must give way ana fade into the dim distance of unprogrcsslve hindrance. Leu uy the rerrescntat ves of the four corners of the United States, tho women filed in In that endless stream. Thcv kept coming and coming as If thcv would never cease, a breathing, living denial of the ami's closing remark. the Kcnub can convent on envn nw n different view, too, of somo of the women's stunts. Until I went thero I was inclined to feel a. litUo like. Mr. Molone, the collector of tho port of New York, who told the women at the Congressional Union meeting Tuesday evening just what he thought about them "for denouncing President Wilson. It had seemed to me that no matter what President Wilson has done or has not done, after all he Is the President of the United States and should bo treated according to that position. But dear old ehaunccv Dcpew soon cured me of thinking that tho women had been as unpatriotic as Mr. Malone accused them of being, or at least thnt they don't equal the men. He dldn t leave- much unsaid when It comes to "impolite'1- discussion of our executive and he made all kinds of sport of "The Professor." night after htm Uncle Joe Cannon did the same thing. And the conclusion thut I have reached is that If such men have won the love of the people ns was shown In the tremendous ovations with which thev were greeted in the convention and could make such speeches, maybe after all the women are beginning to get on tho right track and sweet sugar-coated pleas are out of fashion. Woman's Press Club Gives Telegraph Tea Tomorrow One of the interesting features of the telegraph tea to he given by the Woman's Press Club of Indiana In the Itlley room of the Claypool Hotel at 3:311 o'clock tomorrow afternoon will be messages from women writers from all parts of the country. A Western Union telegraph booth will be on the platform In the Klley room, where the messages will bo received; A delightful musical program will he given by Indianapolis rntisleluns. Helen Warrum of the Metropolitan Opera Company will sing "Curo Nome," from "Itigoletlo," accompanied by Mrs. Irva Marshall Morris. Mrs. Marie Dawson Morrcll. violinist, will give a group as follows: "Indian Lament," by IJvorak-Krelsler; Slavonic dance, No. " In M minor, Krelslcr; "Ulrd ns Prophet," Schumann; "Tambourine Chinols." Krels-ler. Mrs. TIiiL'li McGlbonv will give a group of children's musical monologues ' as fellows: "Practicing," by John Car- i P'-nter; "Juliette," by Harry Braimird; ! "When IJ.'idily Was a Hoy." Harry Brain-, ard; "At Night." IS. L. Sabln; "The Lisp-: er." bv Riley. Mrs. McHlhcny will ulsol read William Miller HcrschelUs "The Port: of Sunset Bay." Miss Blimcho Clarke,! I harpist, will play "Gnomes," by Hasel-1 man, and "Menuct," by Masslaet. I A color schema of pink and white was carried out at the delightful party given by Miss .Mabel Meucr at her home In Irvington yesterday afternoon, when tho honor guest was Miss Marlon Lois Pat-ton, a bride-elect. The rooms were arranged artistically with clusters of pink roses combine with greenery. A feature of the afternoon was a linen shower, when tho gifts were presented to the honor guest In a pink and while basket-Miss Mario Hedrlck sang a group of songs. The hostess was assisted by her mother, Mrs, A. F. Meuor. A delightful program was given at the reception given by the members of the Southern Club at the Hotel English last evening. Mrs. W. 1 1. long gave a program of plantation stories and songs and Mrs. Glenn Frlerrn I sang a group of songs. An orchestra played throughout the evening. The members of the club are Mr. and Mrs. Krank I! Kldrcd. Mr. and Mrs. It. A. Klilgeway, Mr. and Mrs. Hldon L. Iiynes, Miss Anna llosen, Mr. nnd Mrs. K. V. Slueliey. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Stcw-arl. Ii. S. Menus. Hr. and .Mrs. Oliver c. NY1.T. Iir am Mrs. Kranli I. Gruhbs, Mr ami .Mrs. William T. Young, Miss N.'Ilie W. lllnlsong, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ;. Atkinson. Mr. and Mrs. Bloomflcld II. Moor.'. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph IS. Klrby. Mr and Mrs. Shields P. Slleen. Mr. nnd Mrs. Kdwaril Troy. Miss Mary Troy, Miss Annie Tmv, Miss Harriet A. McCoy, Mr. anil Mrs. IMward K. llecse. Dr. and Mrs. W. II. Bobbin. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Tov, Mr. anil Mrs. William D. Long. Mr ami Mrs. William K. -Seal. Mr. nnd .Mrs Major P. Harrison. Ilr. and Mrs. Joel' Whltaker, Mr. and Mrs. W. Stoner, William T. Young. Mr. and Mrs. It. G. MeClure, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Long, Dr. S A. Johnston. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Crutch-cr. Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Ilenham, W. p. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Frler-m'oofl. Mr. and Mrs. O. . Schoen and Mr. and Mrs. !. H. Snltzgaber. The ollleers of the club arc William T, Young, president: Mrs. W, D. Long and Mrs. Joseph K. Klrby. vice presidents; I'ldward Troy, treasurer, and Shields P. Skccn, secretnry. Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burghclm of 210S North Pennsylvania street announce the engagement of their daughter Fnnnlc to Benjamin Blumberg of Terre Haute. Mr. and Mrs. Burghclm will receive calls Informally from 3 to 8 o'clock this afternoon for their daughter and Mr. Blumberg. There ore no invitations.
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