For Forfnic^b-r Ending. July I4J928 Price 15 Cents Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. THC04ICAG0AN i Chicagoans may have seen many, many sales but this is the first time in 35 long years that Revell's have had a REMOVAL SALE! There are no "ifs", "ands11 or "buts11 about this sale. The reduced prices are as convincing in their money 'saving propensities ... as the final ruling of the Supreme Court. Revell's Removal Sale offers a very rare opportunity of securing home furnishings of Character and Quality ... at prices that are low enough to insure the buying of many future as well as present needs. Three words sum it all up— "SEEING IS BELIEVING!" REVELL'S at WABASH and ADAMS THE ORTHOPHONIC VICTROLA, MODEL EIGHT THIRTY-FIVE STEGER & SONS PIANO MFG. CO. Steger Building, Northwest Corner Wabash and Jackson VICTOR RECORDS VICTROLA-RADIOLA The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 5617 Hollywood Blvd. Subscription $3.00 annually, single copies 15c. Vol. V, No. 8— For the Fortnight ending July 14. (On sale June 30.) Entered as second class matter at the Post-Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. 2 TWECUICAGOAN OCCASIONS FESTIVAL — Shakespearean, Stratford-ori' Avon, July 2. HIATUS — The calm before the storm, July 3. ZISS— BOOM— BANG/— America quiet ly observes the 152nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (England bows with the Henley Regatta.) BABEL — International Sports Week lays siege to Zoppot, Danzig, July 8. AHOT — Aquitania slips out of New York harbor with Southampton the first stop, July 9. ENSEMBLE ¦ — - Fifty-thousand Frenchmen sing of a fallen Bastile, July 14. HOLIDAY — A new Chicagoan graces newsstands and Chicagoans relax. STAGE Musical Comedy GOOD NEWS— Selywn, 180 North Dear born. Central 3404. The best and liveliest of revues now before the Sum mer audience. Gay, sightly, fast mov ing and tuneful. Abe Lyman's orches tra. By all means. Curtain 8:20. Sat. and Wed. 2:20. SUNNY DATS— Four Cohans, 1 19 North Clark. Central 8240. A very competent piece of entertainment, brisk and merry. A good cast, and nimble, pleasingly con structed gals. See it, too. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. RANG-TANG — Woods, 54 Randolph. State 8567. A negro revue notable principally for its dancing and black face comedy which is pretty nearly as good as black face comedy. Optional. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Non-Musical ELMER THE GREAT— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. A Ring Lardner-George Cohan comedy of the bush leaguer — the best speaking show in town. Walter Huston stars. Reviewed by Charles Collins on page 19. Curtain 8:30. No Wed. mat. Sunday 2:30. EXCESS BAGGAGE— Garrick, 64 West Randolph. Central 8240. Proving that even vaudeville people can learn Love Is All. An undoubted hit which did not please this observer. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. A COMPANIONATE MARRIAGE— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. A poor play with a competent cast involving the subject named in the title. Perhaps worth while. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE 19TH HOLE— Erlanger, 127 North Clark. State 2461. Frank Craven seems to be adequately funny, depending on whether or not the observer likes golf. THE CHICAGOAN PRESENTS Calm, by Leonard Dove Cover Current Entertainment, for the fortnight ending July 14 Page 2 Gustatory Guide 4 Notes and Comments, By Martin J. Quigley 5 Rue De La Paix, by Peter Koch 6 Why Girls Come Out, by Arthur Meeker, Jr 7 Nature Lovers, by Clarence Biers 8 Drinking — Catch as Catch Can, by Francis C. Coughlin 9 Scottish Rites, by Jacques 10 A Chicagoan on the Riviera, by Samuel Putnam 11 Climatic Influence, by Hermina A. Sehs 12 The Steel Shuttle, by Dick Smith 13 In a Word, by Leonard Dove 15 Club Fellows, by Walter H. Schmidt 16 Chicagoans, by Ruth G. Bergman 17 Music in the Air, by Henry Holmes Smith 18 The Stage, by Charles Collins 19 Florence Vidor, by Nat Karson 20 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 21 Music, by Robert Pollak 22 A Journalistic Journey, by Francis C. Coughlin 23 Books, by Susan Wilbur 24 The Chicagoenne, by Arcye Will 26 Newsprint, by Ezra 28 All in all, a moderately amusing play and very mild soothing theatre for the summer. THE MAN WITH RED HAIR— Adelphi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. See the unkind remarks of that critical ogre, Chas. Collins, on page 19. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. CINEMA UKITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born — Buster Keaton in and as Steam.' boat Bill, Jr., until further notice. A top grade cinema with an invariably balanced screen program and no sideshows. Con tinuous. McVICKERS— 25 W. Madison— A new program policy of Movietone entertain ments is scheduled for this historic spot to begin June 30 with Street Angel on wax as well as celluloid. An innovation, probably worthy of attention. ROOSEVELT— 110 N. State— John Gil bert leading The Cossac\s until July 7 (according to press time plans), when Movietone replaces pit music and Sunrise takes the screen. CHICAGO— State at Lake— The largest downtown cinema, offering the most varied entertainment (screen, stage and symphonic subjects in wild array) at all times. Continuous, with some perform ances more complete than others. ORIENTAL— 20 W. Randolph— The place where Paul Ash used to perform and where various efforts to maintain volume trade are being made. A young peo ple's theatre where the unexpected us ually occurs. MONROE — Monroe at Dearborn — A quiet cinema of the old school where the new school Movietone News punctuates exhi bition of usually good pictures. Continu ous. ORPHEUM — State at Monroe— A strong hold of the talkies, although not espe cially well designed for their exhibition. Open from early morn to late night. PLAYHOUSE— 410 S. Michigan— An in timate cinema where the manner is fre quently more engaging than the movie. i SPORTS Baseball — Cubs — Cincinnati, June 30, July 1; St. Louis at St. Louis, July 3, 4, 4; Brooklyn at Chicago, July 6, 7, 8, 9; Boston at Chicago, July 10, 11, 12, 13; Philadelphia at Chicago, July 14, 15, 16, 17. White Sox — Cleveland at Chicago, June 30, July 1; St. Louis at Chicago, July 2, 3, 4, 4; Washington at Washington, July 6, 7, 8, 9; Philadelphia at Phila delphia, July 10, 11, 12, 13; Boston at Boston, July 14, 14, 16, 17. [CONTINUED ON PAGE 4] TWtCWICAGQAN 3 Dr. Francois Debat, engaged in re' search activities, in his laboratory at the Saint Antoine Hospital, in Paris "Put Your Skin on a Milk Diet witk Lait Ilmoxa,, Lait Innoxa (Innoxa Milk) — The milk diet for the skin. A strength-giving, rejuvenating, cleansing agent which will reward faithful use with permanent results. Owing to the emollient principles which it contains it soothes irritation of any kind and does away with blotches and spots. It is a veritable food for the super ficial layers of the skin, retaining for the latter its smoothness and fineness of texture. It obviates or oblit erates wrinkles due to desiccation and malnutrition of the integument. Opal glass, standard size . . . $2.00 Opal glass, large size .... 3.50 De Luxe Porcelain .... 4.00 Creme Innoxa (night cream) for particularly dry skins and those subject to eruptions. Patted on lightly at night, it is a veritable balm for the skin by virtue of its emollient properties. Tubes $ .75 Jars, standard size 1.00 Jars, large 2.00 Mousse Innoxa (vanishing cream) — light and frothy, in a jar which matches your Creme Innoxa, giving a perfect ensemble for your dressing table, this is the ideal face powder base and you need such a little to keep your powder in place. Jars (small) standard size . . $1.00 Jars (large) 2.00 Poudre Innoxa (face powder) — Sifted with care, of unsurpassed fineness, extremely adherent and gently scented, we present this in eight shades — blanche, rachel, rosee, chair, rose-the, rose, corail, ocree. Cardboard box $1.50 Porcelain box 2.00 Savon Innoxa (soap) — The delightful soap which the Parisienne uses, vigorous in its cleansing properties, delicate in its effect on sensitive skins. Box of 3 cakes $1.50 Astringent Innoxa. If your pores are so large as to be noticeable, you will find joy in the stimulating and tight ening effect of Astringent Innoxa. Like all Innoxa prep arations, it promises a permanent correction rather than a temporary remedy. One-fourth liter $3.00 for sale at all leading stores Tk r. Francois Debat . . . the foremost dermatologist of Europe undoubtedly knows more about the human skin than anyone else in the world During the war he discovered how to make sick skins well. His creation . . . Inoton . . . proved so effica cious it was universally used in war hospitals. Physi' cians hailed it as the discovery of the decade - ' - Now Dr. Debat makes his second great contribution . . . how to make well skins beautiful! In Innoxa Dr. Debat has created a series of preparations that all fashionable Europe . . . and who is a more skillful judge! . . . hails as the beauty and health secret of the age. Dr. Debat has discovered the art of put ting a normal healthy skin through a rejuvenating process. Not only do the Innoxa preparations give one a fresh, youthful appearance . . . they actually restore youth, energy, radiance, to tired hungry skins - ' - There is Lait Innoxa . . . a wonderful "mil\ diet" for fatigued s\in . . . and mil\, remember, is the great health food of nature. There are creams for oily skins or those too dry, and there is a wonderful refreshing powder ... all made from the same basis discovered by Dr. Debat - ' ' Thousands of soldiers all over the world remember Dr. Debat's Inoton with gratitude ------ Thousands of women the world over will also remem ber the discovery of Dr. Debafs Innoxa preparations with deep thankfulness -----'---- 4 U4E04ICAGOAN Golf — Western Open, June 27 and 30 un der the auspices of W. G. A., North Shore Golf Club. District Amateur (The Chicago District) July 9-11, Barrington Hills Golf Club. Chicago District team matches, July 18, Oak Park Golf Club. Polo — Round Table Trophy, July 1; Chi cago Challenge Cup, July 4; Gallatin Handicap, July 8; DuPage County Han dicaps, July 15 — all at Oak Brook. Miami Valley Hunt and Polo Club at Lake Forest, July 4, 7, 8; Leona Farms at Lake Forest (Onwentsia), July 10, 12, 14. Boxing — July 4, James Mullen presents a boxing show at the Mills stadium. July 12, ^e same at the same place. Boating — Annual L. M. Y. A. Regatta Jackson Park Yacht Club, open to all classes from all clubs. 1 p. m. Off Naval Pier. In somewhat distant pros pect the Twenty-first Mackinac race July 28. Racing- — Lincoln fields open to the nag in dustry, July 2. Arlington track closes July 7. TABLES BLACKSTONE HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 4300. A high point in local civilisation known the world over. Margraff's stringed music. August Dittrich is headwaiter. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 South Michigan Avenue. Wabash 4400. An immense inn yet nicely adjusted to the individual guest. Husk O'Hare discourses dance music from 6:30 until 9:30 every eve ning. Table D'Hote dinner — and a notable one — three dollars. Stalder is headwaiter. CONGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. The showy Bal loon Room, animated by Professor Isham Jones open for business every night from 10:30 on. Peacock Alley. Wise and worldly customers. A Chicago exhibit. Ray Barrec is headwaiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A very gracious and hospitable tavern centrally located. Ade quate food and service. Notable music by the Palmer House Symphony orches tra. No whoopee. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Griswold's orchestra for danc ing until 1 a. m. A merry enough crowd but lacking the winter season exhuber- ence. Dining. Brown is headwaiter. GRANADA CAFE — 6800 Cottage Grove. Hyde Park 0646. A new place, ex tremely popular and apt to be crowded on week ends. Voluptuous music by Lombardo. A smart, young and lively crowd. Billy Leather is headwaiter. LA SALLE HOTEL— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Jack Chapman's roof garden musicians saw and tootle until 1 a. m. Dining. Mildly collegiate roist erers and a fair evening with entertain ment. KELLY'S STABLES — Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. A show place as the original night club and so under the anathema of Aimee McPherson. Loud (very), harmless, informal, cheap. Once is illuminating. Johnny Matley is head- waiter. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. A [listings begin on page 2] dignified, exclusive inn. The heart of the Gold Coast. John Birgh is head- waiter. No dancing until Fall. DRAKE HOTEL — Michigan Avenue at Lakeshore Drive. Superior 2200. De lightful dining and dancing in the new Drake Summer Garden. Mel Snyder's music. And a gay, nice crowd. Petei Ferris is headwaiter. HOTEL PEARSON— 190 East Pearson. Superior 8200. A very quiet, competent, enjoyable place with few transients. Ex cellent choice for a Sunday dinner. No music during the Summer months. Hoff man is headwaiter. JULIEN'S— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. Tremendous meals in the tradi tion of the good Papa Alex Julien, re cently snatched to Heaven. His assist ants carry on the same tradition. A show place, informal — powerful dining. Call for reservation and menu. All table d'hote. Ma Julien presides. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Wabash 0770. An ob scure loop street hides this temple to the steaks and shops of Albion. Miracles are daily wrought over the grill fire. Great. CAFE LOUISIAHE— 1341 South Michi gan. Michigan 1837. Victory 10533. Creole victuals surpassing the art of rhetoric. The lordly Pompano a spe cialty. Music until 12. Mons. Max is headwaiter. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 East Ohio. Ade quate European victualry within easy walking distance of the loop offers an other reason for a noon stroll to luncheon. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 1011 North Rush. Delaware 4598. Authentic Nordic groceries in an atmospheric tavern offer worth while inducement to the gastro nomic adventurer. RED STAR INN— 1528 North Clark. Delaware 3942. German kitchen craft profusely set down on the table cloths of a quiet, charming eating palor. Ex cellent. IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE — 632 North Clark. Delaware 4144. Every thing gilled and edible is loving served in this well known sea food palace. Try it after theatre. Open until 4 a. m. S ALLY'S— 4650 Sheridan Road. A break fast place up to, say, 7 a.m. for a motley and interesting night life crowd. Merry. VICTOR HOUSE— 9 East Grand Avenue. Delaware 1848. An unpretentious Ital ian restaurant gladly distributing some of the best Roman victuals in Chicago. An experience. CAPOLA— 5232 Lake Park Avenue. Hyde Park 4646. Dancing to a talking ma chine and eating highly competent Ital ian food. Not much to look at. LAIGLON — 22 East Ontario. Delaware 1909. French cookery, music, private dining rooms if asked for. And the so licitude of Teddy Majerus, host. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewatcr Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. An -un surpassed scene for pleasing social danc ing. Good music. Food and a view of the lake. Nice people. BELMONT HOTEL — 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. SHORELAND HOTEL— 5454 Southshore Drive. Plaza 1000. Memorable places, one to the north and one to the south, for dining after a Sunday motoring trip along Chicago's lakefront. CHEZ PIERRE— Ontario and Fairbanks Court. Superior 1347. As innocent and diverting a night club as has ever held forth in Chicago announces that the gov ernment's case against it has been post poned indefinitely. Bravo! Earl Hoff man's suave music. Good entertainment. Nice people. Open until very late. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. A cozy night place now with a summer garden. Tyler's negro band. Entertainers. And the tables supervised by Gene Harris who is headwaiter. cmCAGOAN NOW that the subject of regular taxation is up for dis cussion it might be well to give at least casual atten tion to some of the irregular tax features to which the citi zen hereabout seems to have become chronic heir. One of these, to wit: Out of the somewhat unbridled excitement of the Health Department on the subject of mad dogs there has been born a practice which very likely is amusing and certainly is profitable to officialdom. In event that an owner wishes to have shipped a dog in or out of the precincts of Chicago he is now required to have a veterinarian's approval of the state of the health of the canine. Right up to this point the reasoning arisen will be per fectly willing to agree that the regulation is a sound one and plainly in the interests of the public health. But when he learns, as he is bound to if he attempts the shipment of a dog, that the only veterinarian certificate that counts is one that may be issued by one of the assistant state veterinarians, located in Chicago, and that although the assistant state veterinarians are employes of the state they still exact a personal fee of $5.00 for each certificate — he is sure to be come impressed with the fact that officialdom is hilariously contemptuous of that segment of the public which is not engaged in the business of vote getting. The public is rapidly falling into two distinct and definite classifications: The taxpayer and the tax receiver. Those who are in the former classification can view the future with such apprehension as they may be able to spare from their more immediate worries. THE economic stability of the country, as well as its political stability, we have heard somewhere, depends upon the contentment — or the lack of it — of the working classes. The working classes (meaning, of course, the em ployers of what is quaintly called labor) are now singing no peans of contentment. The widening application of what is lightly referred to as the 5 'day week, each day be ing of eight alleged working hours, is bringing about a schedule of work for the working classes (meaning, of course, the employers) which is commencing to look like seven days a week of twelve hours each. And in many instances even such a schedule does not make entirely clear as to just how both the business and the 5 'day week can be retained. LIQUOR in containers which bear evidence that leads to a optical conviction that the said liquor in the said con tainers issued originally from the resources of the Canadian Liquor Commission has long stood in highest favor with critical and conservative buyers. Recently there has appeared in the Chicago market a quantity of goods in bottles and containers bearing a simi larly imposing collection of official seals, silk'threaded paper and the rest of it, and carrying the imprint of— "The Cuban Liquor Commission." These goods have sprung into considerable popularity and their owners, in a glow of sat isfaction, admit that while the Canadian Liquor Commis sion stuff is all right, of course, this Cuban liquor is really quite a bit better. ... There is one annoying fact interfering with the full en joyment of the Cuban liquor by some people, at least. There is no Cuban liquor commission. PERHAPS after due deliberation it might be determined that gambling is somehow, somewhere, productive of a greater evil than that of the tout, but at the moment we doubt it. With the rebirth of racetrack wagering a great new deluge of toutism has been visited upon Chicago. One of the most industrious touts who has selected Chicago as a field for Summer operations is practicing the following pro cedure: The victim is informed that a "connection" has been made with one of the "big officials" of the telephone com pany. This big official, according to thel fable, has ar ranged to tap into the telephone lines of various of the lead ing horse owners, thereby being enabled to keep a record of all material telephone conversations. The victim is given a telephone number which sounds like an official number but is not. He is permitted to call the number at his own convenience. When he does call, thinking that his call is going direct to the telephone headquarters, he is told vari ous plausible facts. If the touted horse wins, then, of course, the tipster is around to make a collection. If not, well, there are plenty of other people anxious for inside information on the races. . . . SECRETARY OF COMMERCE HOOVER, about whom there has been some little political talk recently, prides himself on being efficient, if nothing else. And the record seems to be quite plain on Mr. Hoover's ability to get things done. It seems that several years ago when Mr. Hoover was getting personal matters efficiently arranged he reached the conclusion that men of affairs invest a great deal of uncon- structive time in the unprofitable business of selecting wear ing apparel. So Mr. Hoover standardized; he selected the blue, double-breasted suit and made this type of garment the regulation Hoover costume, thereby saving for more productive effort, over the period of any number of given years, an amount of time, which might otherwise be spent on selecting materials and designs, that would delight even the most avid conservation enthusiast. Stylists will agree with the practicability of Mr. Hoover's choice, but if he does not quit wearing unbuttoned that double-breasted jacket many of these are likely to rush to the polls in November in a spirit of high indignation. — M ARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 6 TI4E CHICAGOAN The Chicagoan s Own Travelogue — No. IV Rue de la Paix TUECI4ICAG0AN Why Girls Come Out And a Few of the Kinds That Do By ARTHUR MEEKER, JR. TO begin with, I might as well confess that I don't know why girls do come out — I merely thought it would make a nice title for an article. For all I care, they might as well stay in forever. But none the less it would be idle to deny that every year, with the close of the hay fever season, one's mail begins to be cluttered up with pasteboard squares announcing that Mrs. Ingle' nook Isbister and Miss Indiana Isbister (who, contrary to European etiquette, is permitted in Chicago to issue invita' tions boldly in her own name) will be at home Saturday, November 21, from 4 to 7, at 111 Lake Shore Drive. And after that, unless you are a really intimate friend, you will be forced to send Indiana a box of chrysanthemums, or in extreme cases a feather fan. (If you know the family well enough, this expense can sometimes be sidestepped by a seventyfive cent sachet from the Woman's Exchange and a feverishly cordial offer to give a little dinner in January — "when there's less of a rush" — taking care to be ordered south by your doctor directly after Christmas!) It wouldn't be so bad if Indiana were an isolated example. Alas, she is only one of forty or fifty young things who make their bows annually in the Windy City! In fact, debutantes appear to be our one principal menace that cannot be downed once for all by installing a subway system. There they are, so to speak — and here are you — and what are you going to do about it? TO assist the harried young men about town, I have compiled one of my cheery little catalogues enumerating the three types of buds most commonly met with in the great open spaces of the ballroom. Reading time — ex actly the number of minutes it takes to taxi from the Racquet Club to the Casino. (Try it and see.) And if you master this information, all you'll need to be a howling success is an oversup- ply of optimism and a pair of non- crackable patent leather pumps. THE College Debutante: — Round about Thanksgiving this frail little flower blows into sight, giv ing rise to a sudden and most fatiguing burst of entertaining. Hasel, you see, is home from Vassar only four days, in which time she has to have her coming out tea, her dinner-dance, and meet all the young men, besides seeing some' thing of Grandfather and Auntie Ma' bel. No wonder she goes back to col' lege a wreck with that funny "gone" look around her mouth. Hazel's arrival is generally preceded by her bust measure, which has been "Isn't it exhilarating here?" "Yeh, that's what it is." telegraphed ahead from Poughkeepsie so that her frocks may be ready to fit the moment she steps off the Century. But, just to show how even Western Union can fail you, none of her things will ever seem to hang quite right from the hips. That is one of the principal ways of telling a college debutante. There are others: (a) When dancing she always tries to lead. (b) She hums the chourses of fox' trots in a vibrant undertone, thereby giving rise in her partner's mind to horrid visions of a Campfire girlhood or a secret conviction she must have sung alto at Farmington. (c) One, or maybe both, of her eye brows has been scorched in "Lab" — that perfectly killing time she made CLSO3 instead of H2SO\ (d) She spends her summers camping in Colorado, and "simply adores it." (e) She — but why continue, since she's only home in the holidays? Ah, there's the catch — the college debutante invari ably flunks out in Feb ruary. I have yet to hear of an authentic Chicago case that has not. THE Representative Debutante: — Miranda is a good girl. She never gave anyone a thrill yet. She stands five foot ten in her stockings. Her shoes are 9]/z triple A. She has a tiny head on a long thin neck. And her hair is "just growing out." Miranda is a good girl. Her voice is high and mild and full of R's. She is a third genera tion Chicagoan. (And what ice does that cut outside of Chicago?) At school she was aw' fully popular. 8 TMECUICAGOAN Come, come. Coo, coo' All the girls adored her, she was "such a marvelous sport." (Meaning she always lent her furs and never made eyes at the boy who poured the cocoa.) Miranda is a good girl. She has a dear old governess called "Pootsie," whom she wrote to every week at Rosemary. And a dear old maid who fetches her home from parties in a dear old Limousine. (I shan't tell you what she'd like to call them, for — Miranda is a good girl.) Her father is a millionaire. But she hasn't a car of her own. And all the jewelry she wears is a plain gold locket and some seed pearls her godmother gave her. She loves dogs and horses and sleeve less sweaters. She would rather spend the summer in Lake Forest than LeTouquet. She is nice to her mother's friends. Miranda is a good girl. She never gave any one a thrill yet. BUT — She is the kind of girl you marry! THE "Wild" Debutante: — The trouble with the Wild Debutante is that you don't actually know her. She is, at best, a friend of a friend of yours. But of course there isn't much trouble about arrang' ing a meeting. And even if you never do manage to be properly introduced, you can have just as good a time as if you had been. (Perhaps better!) The wild debutante usually comes to a party uninvited and very late with a boy you always thought was a com plete washout. He probably is. But for the present he is dearer than a brother — -that is, until you have met the W. D. Every other girl in the room will teli you at once that she is — 1. Common. 2. Badly made. 3. And that nobody wears robes de style any more! (And besides, didn't you hear that she passed out cold after eighteen cocktails at her own coming-out party and had to be carried home on a stretcher?) However, at the time you don't seem to care. The wild debutante marries early and badly and, as a rule, is never heard of again. She is, worse luck, a butterfly of the moment. But oh, boy, what a moment! NOTE — There are several other kinds of debutantes in Chicago that cannot be considered owing to lack of space. Such are the winsome lassies from Winnetka who come out in their grandmammas' gardens amid clouds of mosquitos and munching old ladies, and the "horsey" debs who are easily distinguished out of the saddle by the well known "wish bone" silhouette. (Next year they will either be maimed for life at Melton Mowbray or elope with the under-groom at Onwentsia, thus being permanently removed from the struggle.) But with one and all the same golden rule still holds good: — Chrysanthemums if you can. Feather fan if you must. And for heaven's sake don't throw a party till you can see the whites of their mothers' eyes! Success Stories /. The Pyramids UNLIKE most of my co-workers in Thompson's Restaurants, I had not the advantage of a college educa tion. I must admit that when I first secured a position as bus boy with the company, I was inclined to be a little bit morose about the outlook. How could I, I wondered, having had the benefit of only a few years of school ing, hope to compete successfully with my fellows in the contest for promo' tion to waitership? I became con vinced that my only hope lay in doing something unusual to attract favorable attention to myself. Early in my career, in fact during my seventeenth year as bus boy, I no ticed that the window decorations in the restaurant where I worked left something to be desired. These con sisted, apart from the menu, of various fruits and vegetables which were strewn about in a haphazard fashion. While the effect of confusion might have been intentional, I could not really approve of it, and I set to work on the problem. Each evening I carefully sequestered a couple of oranges or apples and took them home with me, until at length I had a score of each, not counting the ones I had eaten. Night after night I worked with these, endeavoring to arrange them artistically and effec tively. Failure was my only reward. Try as I might, I could not make that fruit look pretty and at the same time enticing, capable of drawing coffee and-sinkers customers inside the door. I had almost decided to give up and resign myself to a dreary future when one evening, just before taking my set ting up exercises, I was toying with a half dozen oranges. Suddenly, as from a daze, I awoke to the fact that I had TI4ECWCAG0AN 9 stacked them in a pyramid, such a pyramid as would make any man hungry for a corned beef sandwich. This was the answer! I could hardly wait until morning to present my idea to the executives of the company, but I did wait and the rest is history. I am now vice-president in charge of window decoration, with a handsome office of my own. Pyramided fruit is still, as everyone knows, the central attraction in all our window decora tions. A few refinements have been added — green tissue paper between the fruit and a few imitation maple leaves here and there — but practically it is the same pyramid that I evolved that night in my lonely room. My message to young men trying to get ahead in the great world of busi ness is this : Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. — JOHN C. EMERY. Poetic Acceptances A. A. Milne Accents His Diploma at His Kindergarten Graduation Exercises Little A. A. Milne, As you know well, will ne- Ver forget the happy days Spent At Old Twamm School. His regret's the old bell Stopped his fight with Coldwell When he had the beggar down; Beastly Little Fool. He accepts his lamb's skin, Wants, quite, to rub his shin. Peter Padd in front of him Kicked Him Awfully Hard. Such a stupid program, He wishes a big ram Would soon come a-running and Butt Them In The Yard. —DONALD PLANT. Drinking-— Catch as Catch Can Some Quaint New Customs By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN IT is evening in apartment E3. The company is gathered and already comfortable. An hour before the druggist has sent his sprightliest de livery boy on 1 5 minute notice. There are rings on the marble topped table. A smell of citrus fruit in the kitchen. As for the volunteer bar'tender, flushed and jiggling with the shaker, he is an amateur — one almost says a pio neer. No longer, alas, does the Ameri can cache approximate in treasures the 11 civilized fluids set down by Robert of the Embassy Club, London, as the absolute minimum essential to polite and tasty bibbing. Robert lists: 1. A bottle of dry gin, of superior quality. 2. A bottle of good cognac brandy. 3. A bottle of mild, pale sherry. 4. A bottle of best French vermouth. 5. A bottle of Italian vermouth. 'I wonder if you gentlemen would loan me that thingamajig to fix Junior's velocipede" 10 THE CHICAGOAN 6. A small flask of angostura bitters. 7. A small flask of orange bitters. 8. Plain syrup, gomme or orgeat. 9. Orange syrup. 10. Grenadine or raspberry syrup. 11. A bottle of matured Scotch whiskey. With these taken in permutation and combination Robert is inclined to think a moderately intelligent English man can dabble along until the near est pub opens and avails professional service. The American, of course, is strictly forbidden to practice any such alchemy and so has left off confecting strong drink. Yet in the pastel art of mixing and consuming soft beverages, he retains a notable supremacy. The ice cream soda diffuses its lustre across 3,000 miles of continent to the Pacific and 12 miles out in that. Admittedly some of the old, wicked tipples were delightful, even though they contained alcohol. And it is at this point that American ingenuity en ters to preserve the luxuries of Europe untinged by foreign debauchery. Thus is it that the American looks to his gin essence (non-alcoholic), gets out his ginger ale and his fruit squeezer, sets the electric ice box to work, and fires until he sees the whites of their eyes. THERE are a number of these es' sences. Juniper essence, of course, is the great home staple. Whiskey flavors — Scotch, Canadian and Bour bon flavors. The festive rye flavor is a New York sin not much used in Chicago. For more delicate tastes there are any number of cordials, syrups, liqueurs and so on. In com pounding these, the city man has de' veloped a new art of bar-tending and the charming prohibition party is well on its way toward adoption as the na tional merrymaking. It is such a party that the first paragraphs of this article describe. To its innocence we owe the preservation of the Republic. A jolly beverage for those who would eschew the wine cup is the White Cow cocktail, part of the drug store contribution to American life. Gin essence (non-alcoholic) is whipped into a bowl of ice cream until they form a thin batter. Fill a half glass, dilute with pale ginger ale. Serve with gusto and a sprinkle of nutmeg. A simple dish, exhilarating in action, and an excellent recipe for insomnia. But high in calories. Five White Cows and the party will spontaneously join in some wholesome parlor sport or rec reation. A similar refreshment is com posed of orange ice, essence, and ginger ale. It does well enough, though it is a bit sweet for prolonged indulgence. The Stone Face, a harmless relative of the old Stone Fence which was cider and whiskey, is a tall glass of cider animated by stirring. Downstate it is mixed at the table. Each guest places his hand over his cup and thus mixes his own. It is proper, after a third helping, for a gentleman to agitate his lady's glass for her. It occasions loads of innocent merriment about the board and is much funnier when ginger ale is added. A jolly host should see to this. The drink contains a few cal ories. It is just a bit boisterous. FOR the small apartment party, there is the delightful ritual of the "Pussyfoot" cocktail, a drink named for the valiant "Pussyfoot" Johnson. Mix first: the juice of one lemon, the juice of one orange, a little powdered sugar or apricot syrup, three sprigs of mint, and a little white of egg. Then let some discreet ancient, or better, a lady of tender years clad in white, place a finger to her lip and pussyfoot to the mixing table. She slyly adds a jigger of Gordon flavor and shakes the shaker thoroughly. She pussyfoots back. Each guest in turn pussyfoots to the table and pours his own drink. Then peeping both eyes tightly closed he sneaks to the remotest corner he can stumble on in his darkness. At the cry of "Johnson" all imbibe. This makes a dandy parlor game. For the prudent deacon who yet loves a quiet glass and is above suspi' cion of evil there is no better soft drink than the Mayfair cocktail : half juniper flavor, half orange juice, a dash of apri cot syrup, and just a touch of oil of cloves. This is a very merry parting cup, and in some circles is esteemed for Sun day morning breakfast. It does leave a slight odor of cloves on the breath. The Fizzes are excellent summer stimulants, and easily within the ama' teur's range. Gordon Fizz — named for Charles George "Chinese" Gordon, a celebrated total abstainer, 1833-1885 — is a typical fizz: one jigger for each person, one lemon for each four per- sons, two tea spoons of sugar. Agitate and serve with a filling of sparkling seltzer water. A Golden Fizz adds a complete egg, and a cream fizz two or three jiggers of cream. Orange juice makes an Orange Fizz. Orange with egg and cream a Royal Fizz. Ginger ale may be substituted for seltzer water,. and indeed most Americans prefer it. A very nourishing glass, too. RICKEYS are hot weather blessings. Here is a typical specimen de signed for use with sloe gin extract: two lumps of ice in a tumbler, juice- of one large lime, a helping of essence for each partaker. Fill the tumbler with seltzer water. Add sugar if dc sired. For Sours, substitute lemon for lime- and mix as a rickey. All sorts of fla- The influence of Murad advertising in Glasgow THE CHICAGOAN n vonngs may be used. However, a little white of egg improves a sour and in case egg is added ply the shaker. A merry rickey party may be achieved by the popular device of group singing. The songs our soldier boys sang in France are lively and appropriate. But avoid like the Bridewell an ama teur who essays to produce exotic drinks like The Whip cocktail. The Whip, alas, is a Mediterranean favorite of British naval officers and its use probably explains the decline of Britain to the position of a second rate sea power. It is Absinthe Pernod, French Brandy, Brandy, and Curacao in equal quantities shaken with ice and taken very cold. Achieved with lawful syrups it is extremely bad. Let the home drink mixer confine his talents to unpretentious things. Remember lemon, orange, ginger ale and perhaps just a touch of sugar flavor an essence very well to make a soothing beverage. After a quintet of simple home reme dies reading aloud by a talented elecu- tionist will evoke peals of laughter from the merrymakers until well after 9 o'clock. "The Sweet Singer of Michigan" collected by Walter Blair and published by Pascal Covici is on sale at all book stores for two dollars Many of the delightful pieces in this book are adapted to mass recitation And a number of other recitations will at once suggest themselves to those of our readers accustomed to social life. VERY often drug store essences are not strictly pure. One can test for impurities by smelling a liberal sam ple from the pharmacist shaken up with very hot water. A chemical odor is suspicious, and contaminated goods should be offered only at a sharp re duction in price. And finally, a little song of elevated moral character is appended so that the mixer may be encouraged in his duties at the marble topped table. The text is refreshing: "We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band, "On the right side of temperance we all take our stand. "We don't use to-bacco because we do think "That them as does use it most always does drink — "DOWN WITH KING AL-CO- HOL!" At these words, delivered in a firm purposeful chorus, the entire party ac companies the war cry with a suitable gesture. A Chicagoan on the Riviera //. George, of the Old Elke By SAMUEL PUTNAM SPEAKING of Oak Park and other suburbs, Nice is as different from Cannes as — as — well, as Chicago is from Evanston. In fact, it may be that this chronicler was a bit premature, not to say harsh, in basing a judgment of the Riviera upon the rue d'Antibes and its environs. That is something, in a manner, like judging Chicago by Davis Square. Nice, to tell the truth, is a charming old Provencal city, so long as one con serves the proper distance between one's self and the Promenade des An glais or the Promenade des EtatS'Unis. I find myself, after a few days, more than a little fond of the rue de la Victoire, as it leaves the Place Massena and approaches the gare — almost, if not quite, as fond of it as I am of the shady old Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. And the Boulevard Victor Hugo reminds one of Neuilly-sur-Seine, which, despite the American invasion, still keeps a certain tranquil spacious ness. But the Young Lady from Chi cago I find stopping at the Beau Rivage, which is precisely the sort of place where the Young Lady from Chi cago would stop. And so, it is not impossible that I shall take back some of the things I have said about the Riviera — and add certain others. For example, all the ex-Chicago lady-murderesses do not lead Pomeranians — and why, by the way, must a lady-murderess always lead a Pomeranian? I suggest this as meat for the Inquiring Reporter, in case that annoying gentleman should 'You should see his studio. Dust impenetrable, clothes on the chandelier, bottles under the bed— my dear, it's divine!" 12 THE CHICAGOAN "/ simply can't eat a thing in this weather. Just bring me t double chocolate almond sundae — Oh, and put it in a cantoloupe' be still inquiring and still reporting his Inquiries. No, some of them merely carry water-spaniels — particularly, I have noted, those that come from within a certain radius of Wilson Ave nue. BUT seriously, Nice is a very charm ing and a very wonderful place. The most wonderful thing about it, I think, is the way some Chicagoans look in plus-fours. Plus'fours appear to be — something or other, here. How else, if not in plus'fours, would one take one's morning stroll to the offices of the American Express, to procure one's copy of the Riviera edition of the dear old Chicago Tribune and see just who's calling whom what in Chicago politics? For the American is all'powerful here, and the mid'western American seems to be the most potent of all. Say a word to your wife about that marvelous view of the Mediterranean over there, and your cabby or your chauffeur will insist upon thanking you for your tip in stockyards English. (He probably learned it, during the war, from Gen. Foreman's boys.) Or maybe he learned it from the South Side lads; for I am begining to believe that all of Chicago's South Side, and a good portion of New York's Harlem, as well, is in white gloves and livery on the Riviera. I struck up ac quaintance with one the other night — rather, he struck it up with me. "Beg pardon, suh, but — maybe Ah's mistaken, suh — but didn't Ah use to see you at the old Elite in Chicago?" That Elite was pronounced, as it al' ways was in the old days, "EE-light," with a good stiff accent on the "EE." "Why, George!" I exclaimed, "you here!" "Yes, suh, Ah's been here ever since the war." "How come? Didn't think you could stay away from Thirty 'fifth Street." "Well, to tell the truth, suh, Ah does get kinda lonesome sometimes, but — " "Now, George, out with it! Don't tell me it's the wonderful climate or — " "No, suh, it's not the climate, I reckon, nor nothin' else but just plain craps — " "Craps? But I thought you were lucky at craps." "When Ah's not unlucky, suh, Ah's just plain foolish, and that's worse. No, suh, Ah just don't appear to be able to get enough together to pay that little ole steamboat fare." Then, noticing my tweeds. "If you don't mind my askin' suh, where'd you alls get that suito' clothes? That's a Michigan Avenue suit, don't you be tellin' me no different." And then George became reminis' cent. /'COR a while after the war," he 1 confided, "Ah had a job as valet with ," and George mentioned one of Chicago's Rush Street million' aires. "Mr , he always had his clothes made in London, by King George's own tailor. He used to show 'em to me and tell me, "That suit was made by the King's tailor.' Of»course, Ah told him it was swell, and it was a swell piece o' goods, but what a cut — there was no cut to it — why, the boys down in Thirtyfirst Street woulda run me outa gas if Ah'd showed up in a suit like that. No, suh, you alls had better hang on to that suit; you don't get 'em over here." "Which is the first time," postscripts the Missus, "that I was ever led to suspect your sartorial tastes." But the Missus is unfair. She didn't know George in those old EE-light days, when clothes was clothes and steppers was steppers. "And speakin' of them days," re marked George, "does you remember, suh, some o' the old bunch that used to come down to the EE'light?" "Just which bunch do you mean? There were several distinct bunches, if THE CHICAGOAN 13 "THE PIONEER," FIRST CHICAGO LOCOMOTIVE, 1848 The Steel Shuttle The Saga of Chicago Railroading By DICK SMITH i remember." "Aw, Ah guess you knows, them ring-around'thcrosy boys. Well, do you know, suh, Ah occasionally spots one of 'em over here, but they don't remember old George. Yes, suh, yes, suh, it's a small world after all. Why, do you know, suh — Ah reckons it's this here new third class tourist — but even some of the State Street department store boys gets as far as the Riviera . on their summer vacations?" Bulletin "Marathon Dancers Complete 260 Hour Frolic" — Press dispatch THERE are, perhaps, more startl ing endurance contests. For in stance: James P. (Papa) Archer to day completed his 350,400 hour of ac tive fatherhood embracing 100,200 hours of labor in the Archer offices. Archer, who has spent $400,000 in the long grind, appears a bit unsteady but is determined to see the thing through to a finish. His hair turned white dur ing the business depression of 1914, became thin after Dorine Archer's matriculation in a popular boarding school in 1919 and disappeared during the post-war depression of 1920-21. Mrs. Mildred Archer Henderson and husband, Clarence Henderson, are cheering Papa on at the Archer home. "No," said Archer, when inter viewed. "No, 40 years is a tough grind, but I'm not quitting for a while yet. I should like to raise the mortgage on the old homestead, for one thing." A son, Thornton J. B. Archer, is an art student in Paris. ALICE W. (MA) ARCHER, who v has stayed in the competition with her husband the full 350,400 hours comprising 390,000 hours of actual household supervision, is definitely in the contest and will stay on she in' dicated late today. "Of late years, we have had serv ants," said Mrs. Archer, "but I still manage to keep busy. Just now I am caring for James P. Archer III, Jaunita, Alice, Prescott and Junior Archer, all my oldest son William's children. Wil liam, who is a business associate of his father's, just had to have a vacation in the Canadian Rockies this summer. The poor lad was fearfully run down. Yes, Papa and I would like a vacation ourselves — 40 years of it is a long time — but we have never been able to ar' range it somehow." A daughter, Fiorina, is spending the summer in Switzerland. — gonfal. PRESIDENT TURNER of the Galena and Chicago Union, Chi cago's first railroad, which ran from Kinzie and Canal streets to the Des Plaines river, was a farsighted execu tive. He added a second story to his frame depot, and on top of that built a little observation tower. In the tower sat the president, with a marine glass, and spotted incoming trains as far away as Austin. The incident is part and parcel of the ingenuity which made Chicago, a city without a single foot of track in 1847, the greatest raif road center in the world. In the thriving fifties, when the pop ulation of the Town was increasing from 28,000 to 109,000, the era of the iron trail dawned. Competition raged as never before nor since, and to the West came the Harrimans and the Goulds, the Vanderbilts and James J. Hill. Five roads came to Chicago^ or built from here in this decade. The Aurora Branch railroad started in 1850, reached the Mississippi in 1855 and eventually became the Chi cago, Burlington and Quincy. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific was built from here to R«ck Island in one year, 1853. Then it bravely tackled the "Pacific" part of its title and got as far as Iowa. The Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul built in 1854, and the Alton in 1857. A strange road, known as the P., Ft. W. fe? C. R. R., reached Chicago in l56. THE Galena and Chicago Union, which later became part of the Chicago and Northwestern system, grew in ten years to be the greatest line west of Chicago. But Galena, superior in population and wealth to Chicago in 1 840 and needful of the road to give its famous lead mines outlet to eastern markets, was never reached by its rail' road! The charter for the Galena and Union was twelve years old before the line was built from the north bank of the Chicago River to the Des Plaines. A couple of enterprising realtors, bear- ing the fluent names of Theophilus and Ebenezer Smith, must be credited with finally getting it under way. But it took Willliam B. Ogden, Chicago's first mayor, to put the Galena over. The financing of that first little ten mile line was an epic job, but Chicago finally achieved it. Richard Morgan was brought from the East in 1847 by Ogden (then president) as chief engi neer. He received the expert's fee of $2.50 a day. Morgan went right to work, plan ning the line to Galena. He said it would cost $2,648,000 but that for 14 THE CHICAGOAN THE I. C. AND M. C. STATION FROM MADISON STREEET AND MICHIGAN AVENUE. (FROM AN OLD PRINT) $300,000 more the road could be ex tended east to meet the Michigan Cen tral, thus connecting up the eastern seaboard with our swampy metropolis. Ogden wanted to run the line to the M. C. terminus at New Buffalo, Mich igan, as Morgan planned, but the other stockholders were too cautious. How ever, the line was put down for ten miles at only $8,000 a mile and when the president's report in 1850 showed a gross income of $48,331 and a net of $29,812 caution bowed to enthusiasm. The struggling Buffalo and Attica railroad, which sold "strap rails" (strips of metal on wooden blocks) to the Galena, furnished a locomotive to the Chicagoans on credit. It was a second-hand, ten ton little fellow which came in by lake boat and, after much effort, was carefully set on the rails near the new $1,200 depot. The Pioneer weighed ten tons and was 30 feet long, burned wood, had only two open-faced drivers and its cowcatcher and stack were as large as the engine itself. The Century's big "Mikes" which roll into LaSalle street station today weigh 373 tons and are 96 feet long. THE Pioneer was coupled to several box cars on October 31, 1848. The train was loaded with directors, stockholders, Prominent Citizens who might become stockholders, and of course The Press. With great cheer ing (and groans from the overburdened Pioneer) the train pulled out of Kinzie street station and rolled across the prairie to Des Plaines. On the return journey a farmer was discovered, mired with a load of wheat. His wheat was loaded aboard and thus came in the first freight to Chicago. Speaking of wheat, the business acumen of those early railroaders is notable. The Press, one week after the free ride, announced that thirty- loads of wheat were awaiting purchas ers at Des Plaines station. Did the rail road haul it into Chicago first? Not at all. The directors were interested in passenger traffic, and prospective Pattens and Cuttens must buy a ticket to Des Plaines to see the wheat! By 1853 the road was growing be yond all dreams, and paid an eleven per cent dividend. That year it reached Freeport, 131 miles away, and in 1854 the first telegraph on the western roads was installed to operate Galena and Union trains .... with Marvin Hughitt, an adolescent from the East, as operator. Then came two locomo tives adapted to burn soft coal; "if they didn't they could be returned." They did, and the great bituminous coal in dustry of the midwest was born. All engines had names in those days, like ships. The classical predominated, and a few of the Pioneer's colleagues were: Prometheus, Juanita, Hornet, Cyclops, Moose, Dragon and Hector. These flyers hooked up with the Aurora short line and passengers leav ing that town at 7:45 A. M. rolled into Chicago at 11:15 A. M., just in time for lunch. The commuter's para dise. Galena and Union's prosperity reached its peak in 1857, with 1,904 employees, 353 miles of line, 56 loco motives and 1,200 cars. A year later, when financial panic was slaying the budding plans of western lines (700 charters were granted in Illinois, but fortunately only 30 roads built) Galena had to cut its force to 722 and the first great consolidation of the West loomed. THE Chicago and Northwestern sprang from the soil of Wiscon sin and, like alfalfa, grew and grew. It absorbed several roads and finally, in 1864, completed its grand consolidation with the Illinois lines, the Dixon air line, the Elgin line and the Beloit branch. These roads, with the 545 miles which were then owned or leased by the Galena, were put together as the C. 6s? N. W. system. It now had about 1,000 miles of road, an unheard of mileage. Financial bigwigs shook their heads. The Northwestern was "track poor." Its directors had to "dig down in their own pockets" to pay salaries and they couldn't meet the in terest on the road's bonds. But the end of the war and great increase in business proved the merger a wise one, and the Northwestern began reaching [turn to page 31] THE CHICAGOAN 15 || .; p If**- |pp»f5 A V55* . >" r "Charming" 16 THE CHICAGOAN Truth In Newsfiafiers WE view with alarm, not to say panic, the present tendency of newspapers to publish the "inside" in formation of jury debates. Such a news policy is carrying the truth too far. Some day we will have truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth . . . and it will be one of the coldest days ever recorded by the weather bureau. We may look for things like, this, for instance : AMERICAN SOCIETY CHARMS COUNTESS "Countess Blkjji-Pzink today de- clared herself delighted with her first week in America as the guest of promi nent American social leaders. The breezy democracy of Americans,' said the smiling descendant of the Balkan Blkjji-Pzinks, 'has completely capti vated me. I think your women charm- ant, your men droll and fascinating creatures, at once so able, so consider ate, so dear, etc., etc., etc' "Grapevine sources, however, indi cated that what the countess really thought was: 'What a school of bloated mackerel this turned out to be. If I ever get back to the Balkans I'll never again try to live up to the style of these rich American porkers. I'll take my shoes off and keep 'em off . . . Ackk!' "Reliable information leaks out to the effect that a noted society woman expressed herself as follows regarding the countess' visit: 'If I have to be polite to the dowdy old fraud much longer I'll scream. The only reason I've been dragged into this is because some of the others have been trying to capitalize on her. No more aristocracy for me. The last princess borrowed everything but a tooth brush, and she had no use for that.' " Or we may read: WALL STREET MERGER STILL UNCONFIRMED "Blauenstein and Rabinowicz, promi nent Wall Street brokers, and reported heads of a financial combine which is announced as being ready to take over leased and purchased properties on the East' West side of Broad street valued conservatively at $150,000,000,000 to day refused either to confirm or deny persistent rumors of the deal. ' 'We have decided to release state ments only through our attorneys,' ex plained Mr. Blauenstein late last night. 'While I must say nothing about the transaction, I may say that I look for unprecedented developments along Broad street. The city must not stand still. I am proud to count Blauenstein and Rabinowicz among the leaders of the imposing march which is the city's progress.' "Through unquestionable sources this paper learned that Mr. Blauenstein went on to say: 'That was a neat job of cousin Hymie's to get all that in the papers. It's A'Number'l publicity for the business. Now if I can only clean up quick a few hundred dollars on this renting deal we can take it easy for a couple weeks maybe.' " And, for that matter even this: WOMAN AVERS HER LOVE FOR SPOUSE THOUGHT DEAD "Declaring that she still loves her husband, George L. Whist, and has re mained true to him for 13 years since he vanished during an amnesia attack in 1915, Mrs. Emma T Whist of 3387 Blossom street asked for a reconciliation today. "Whist was recognized in Baltimore by Mrs. Effie Tuffet, mother of his long'faithful wife. In the 13 -year in terval Whist had become moderately wealthy, but had never married. Through the untiring efforts of the Tuffet family his memory has been completely restored. As a formality, it is explained, the lost man is acconv panied by a private detective in the employ of the Tuff ets. "Authentic information from private sources credits Mrs. Whist with say ing: 'We've got a gold mine now. And believe me if that double-crossing bum ever tries another sneak he'll pay alimony till I'm 90 years old and a lot dumber. I think first we'd better rent this shack and move over on the Drive, Pappa.' "Whist is reported to have mumbled : 'I'm just a plain fool. I should have gone to Australia like I'd planned to in the first place.'1 " — SIMON L. RAMEYNN. * A man who drives a bus along Pic\s up the color and the song Of life upon the Avenue "Where every fashion has its due. They are not ordinary cusses Who cart the world around in buses. — BRAND STORM. THE CHICAGOAN 17 CI4ICAGOAN/ II. THE PHILANTHROPIST IN Looking Glass Land Alice had to run as fast as possible in order to stay in the same place. " 'If you want to get somewhere else,' the Red Queen told her, 'you must run at least twice as fast as that!' " Conditions are much the same on this side of the looking glass. A man may be very honest but if he wants to earn a reputation for square dealing he must be twice as honest as that, for when honesty has proved to be the best policy its prac titioner is usually called simply a good business man. Julius Rosenwald is a remarkable business man. He is known also as an irreproachably honest man. This is the result of his habit of carry ing honesty far beyond the limits of policy. It is significant that his repu tation for scrupulousness is no more absolute now than it was before he became a millionaire. He has never allowed big business to interfere with the pleasure of adhering to his principles. At Sears Roebuck the policy of honesty has created such confidence that the daily mail brings thousands of negotiable expressions of faith in an organization whose goods the customer never sees until they are delivered. This trust is mutual. The company does not require certified checks of its customers. Nor do many firms provide as adequately as this one for the employee's rainy day, or ar range as carefully to make compensa tion commensurate with loyalty and length of employment as well as ability. Julius Rosenwald By RUTH G. BERGMAN JHEC It has been said — principally by those who are habitually holier than thou who has been more successful — that Julius Rosenwald would do well to give less to charity and pay his employees better wages. The answer to such criticism is that the wage scale at Sears Roebuck is as high and in some cases higher than that prevailing elsewhere; and that, quite properly, for economic reasons and not because the chairman of the board is a philanthropist. In Mr Rosenwald's code justice is equally as important as honesty. Business, like the east, and charity, like the west, are business and charity, and though the twain may frequently meet they are not to be confused. His company gives liberal rewards but requires that they be earned. On the other hand, work ing conditions have been constantly improved and Mr. Rosenwald person ally has given $100,000 to insure the benefits of a Y. M. C. A. for his em ployees. While he is not the author of all the firm's policies none could have been instigated without his con sent. Furthermore it is difficult not to consider a man fully representative of his business after he has voluntarily faced heavy loss to enable the company to readjust its finances and to protect stock holders as Mr. Rosenwald did during the critical period after the war UNTIL he resigned as active head Mr. Rosenwald was scarcely less regular in his appearance at Sears Roebuck than any clock punching order picker. For years he worked from ten to twelve hours a day. He has never taken responsibility lightly but neither has he been oppressed by the sense of his own importance. The door of his office has never been barred with red tape. The room itself is entirely un ostentatious. What visitors usually remark more than anything else is the number of family pictures it contains. 18 THE CHICAGOAN I ought to ha-a-ate you, for brea-a-aking my heart — " Mr. Rosenwald has never been too busy or too preoccupied to greet a friend. More than once he has inter rupted a conversation with one of the many important personages who havt visited him to call a greeting to a shirt sleeved stock man or to inquire about a bookkeeper's sick child. In an organ ization employing thousands it is im possible for anyone to know a large proportion of the employees; but Julius Rosenwald remembers the old timers and takes an interest in them all. At the same time he is known by only a small number of his employees chiefly because he never does anything to differentiate himself from any other worker. Although he owns several automobiles — rather old, domestic cars, including a Ford — he often goes to work on the elevated, allowing his chauffeur to drive him only from his house to the station. He wears no jewelry. A man with an income of five thousand dollars a year could dress as well. He speaks with the authority of experience and the serious study of serious problems but also with ap parent unconsciousness of his wealth and influence. To be sure, no man who has given away more than twenty million dollars can prevent the sound of his name from suggesting the cheerful crackling of bank notes. Still, it is generally known that Julius Rosenwald has been equally lavish with his time, thought and boundless energy. Perhaps his outstanding contributions have been directed toward the welfare of the negro. This work began when he financed an educational experiment sponsored by Booker T. Washington. The experiment was successful in its main purpose but, contrary to pre cedent, it failed to exhaust the money which had been appropriated. The surplus was then used to build experi mental county schools and from that little acorn have grown more than 3,700 schools attended by 455,000 chil dren. On behalf of the negro in the city Mr. Rosenwald has been instru- mental in the building of some twenty Y. M. C. A. buildings in nearly as many cities and has contributed $25,- 000 to each. Last year he received the William E. Harmon Award for distinguished achievement in race rela- tions together with a special gold medal in recognition of his work for the. edu cational advancement of children of other than the white race. BY 1917 Mr. Rosenwald was transacting philanthropy on such a big scale that he organized himself. The Julius Rosenwald Fund, incor' porated for charitable, scientific, educa' tional and religious purposes, now amounts to $20,000,000. Unlike men who wish to make their benefactions serve as instruments of immortality, Mr. Rosenwald has directed that the entire fund be expended within twenty five years of his death. By this means he hopes to "avoid those tendencies to' ward bureaucracy and a formal or per functory attitude toward the work which inevitably develop in organiza tions which prolong their existence in definitely." It was nearly a quarter of a century ago when Mr. Rosenwald first was able to give time as well as money in large amounts. Then he turned his at tention to the Chicago Jewish Charities whose income he doubled in less than five years, by his personal efforts rather than by contributions of money. Since that time few fields of endeavor have not profited by his interest. He is a trustee of the Rockefeller Founda tion, the Baron de Hirsch Fund, the Chicago Art Institute, Hull House, and the University of Chicago to which he and Mrs. Rosenwald jointly have given $750,000. A complete list of the humanitarian agencies with which he has been connected would look like somebody's selection of the All Amer ican Social Agencies. When he at tends a directors' meeting, however, he slips in as quietly as a clerk coming to take a stenographic report; only the clerk sits near the chairman, while Mr. Rosenwald prefers to remain in the background, listening intently, speaking only when he has something to say. That he can talk was proved when Secretary of War Baker sent him to- France on a unique mission of personal service among the soldiers at the front. He talked then, in Y huts and hos- pitals and in the streets of devastated towns with a cartridge case for a plat' THE CHICAGOAN 19 form. He also served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Coun' cil of National Defense. In 1917 he gave $1,000,000 for the relief of war sufferers. Three years later he con tributed both money and service to Hoover's Children's Relief Fund. He is still, by the way, a staunch supporter of Mr. Hoover. THE publicity which has attended his giving has always been a re' suit, never a motive. It is safe to say that every gift which has had half a column of newspaper notice has been equalled by many others that have never been reported. With him, gen erosity began at home and has never been delinquent there, despite excur sions into other spheres. It was not an accident that no member of his large family remained poor while he grew rich. In his relation with his family, however, as well as in public life, he has flavored the milk of human kind ness with the spice of wisdom. Free ing a man from worry about his finan' cial future is vastly different from pro' viding for him so lavishly as to rob him of the incentive to work. Mr. Rosenwald knows that. His greatest respect goes to the worker. ' Happy as he always is to advise and assist, he will never use his influence to secure favors for anyone. Meanwhile he is apt to be impor' tuned by anyone who wants help, from a college president with a new educa' tional scheme to a beggar with Lon Chaney propensities. All requests are now submitted to the Rosenwald Fund. Asking the founder to attend the wants of each suppliant would be rather like expecting him personally to fill orders at Sears Roebuck. Perhaps it is a mat' ter of convenience that causes him to use his old office at the mail order house for the practice of his profession of giving as well as for the performance of business duties. Perhaps he uses it because only an organization that has its own postal station and employs seventyfive government clerks is equipped to handle the number of "gimme" letters that come to him daily. [Note: This is the second of a series of three articles on Mr. Julius Rosenwald. The third will appear in an early issue.] * • I as\ed at a cabaret for drin\ Which would my ardor \eep hot, They served in their secretive way A tempest in a teapot. — s. HTke STk G B Ring Lardner Comes to Bat at Last By CHARLES COLLINS RING LARDNER has finally got that baseball play out of his system, and upon the stage. It took ten years or more — a parturition longer than the elephant's. It was promised when he was graduated from the Tribune's "Wake of the News" column and translated to the seventh heaven of the New York syndicates; mana ger after manager has included it in his prospectus for the new season; and time has marched on majes tically with this hope hanging over the horizon like a mirage. There have been hun' dreds of items in the theatrical de' partments of the newspapers, an' nouncing that Mr. Lardner had con ceived of the drama; that he was big with a play; and that the happy de livery might take place any minute. But the baseball parks grew double- decks while the fans were waiting. All this while the only accoucheur who could ease Mr. Lardner of his burden was sulking in his tent, disil lusioned and resentful because the actors' union, called "Equity," had mocked at his authority as Broadway's white-headed boy. He, of course, was George M. Cohan, famous for his base- ballish ardor. Mr. Cohan had been doubly shell-shocked— by the actors' strike and by the flagrant delinquencies of the notorious "Black Sox." It has taken him years to recover. But now that he has regained his peace of mind and aggressively returned to the arena as a producing manager, the combina tion of a baseball play written by Ring Lardner and staged by George M. Cohan was inevitable. If the Lardner' ian wise-cracks needed a few plot-kinks to make them stageworthy, Mr. Cohan's fountain-pen could be relied upon for happy collaboration. So here it is at the Blackstone, brav ing the summer blight — a play just out of the egg called "Elmer the Great," dealing with the eccentricities and ad ventures of a rookie pitcher, written by Mr. Lardner and staged by Mr. Cohan. It brings to stellar attention the doughty Walter Huston, remem bered for grim and virile exploits in "Desire Under the Elms" and "Con go." An actor of sturdy authority, of authetic Ameri canism, this Mr Huston. He de serves to be a star "E LMERTHE GREAT" satisfies whatever need there may be for a play about baseball. It is rich with atmosphere of every aspect of the game except its actual playing. It contains a slice of the historic melodrama of the sport — the famous bribery case that was said to have broken the hearts of all the small boys of the nation, and that transformed Kenesaw Mountain Landis from a judge to a super-umpire. It is saturated with Mr. Lardner 's kindly cynicism about the culture of diamond heroes. The dumb wisecrack, which is his humorous speciality, points many of his lines with easy laughter. There is a question, however, as to whether or not Mr. Lardner is as much of an authority on baseball as he was when he made his brilliant literary de but with his "Busher" stories. Since then the higher education has made serious inroads among the peons of the diamond. The locker-rooms of the baseball parks are littered with Bache lors of Arts. Players appear upon the field wearing the spectacles of scholas ticism without arousing the fury of the fans. Baseball reporters who travel with the squads have announced that the ignorant, bumptious "busher" of Mr. Lardner 's imagination has become a myth; and that baseball is now ap proaching the status of a learned pro fession. Moreover, the lively ball has toppled the pitcher from his hero's 20 THE CHICAGOAN Florence Vidor does flirt in it, and she is, of course, magnificent, yet "The Magnificent Flirt" doesn't begin to hint the entertainment Mons. H. D'abbadie D'Arrast has camouflaged with that gaudy caption. A re view on page 21 labels it "the first legitimately modern motion picture." throne, and established in that seat of glory the home'run hitter. It is altogether likely that Mr. Lard ner 's play became "dated" before it completed its long gestation. But that is a matter for the technicians to wrangle over as they please. As it stands, "Elmer the Great" is satisfac tory diet for the theatre-goer. That sec tion of the play which deals with the dark doings of gamblers seeking to cor rupt athletic chivalry is turgid, obscure and clumsily arranged; but the portrait of Elmer Kane, the demon pitcher from Gentryville, Ind. — of his sloth, his gluttony, his vanity, his prowess and his love — comes clearly and charmingly across the footlights. And in Walter Huston, Mr. Lardner 's blundering "busher" has found a perfect inter preter. A Drama of Terror THE so-called "mystery melo drama," which has been a staple of the American stage ever since "The Bat" shrieked its way across the coun try, deals with farcical horrors. It is merely a Hallowe'en affair; a business of trying to startle children by saying "Boo!" But "A Man With Red Hair," which was recently revealed at the Adelphi, does not belong to this category. Its horrors are on the level. Its kinship is with the "drama of ter ror" for which the Grand Guignol of Paris is famous. This play, based on a romance by Hugh Walpole, has had a great suc cess in London, which has always had an appetite for blood-raw melodrama. Its theme, one suspects, may be too morbid for American audiences. I en joyed it, but I heard mutterings of distaste among the audience as it dispersed. We are callous to stories about gunmen and our bombers, but it seems that we are not decadent enough to relish sadism in the theatre. I got a kick out of Hugh Walpole's well-informed plunge into the murky pool of abnormal psychology. I felt a growing desire to arise from my placid aisle-seat and brain the red-headed vil lain with a niblick, or any other blunt, heavy instrument that might be handy. The ineptitude of the rescuers, who were the feeblest pair of heroes in the history of melodrama, increased my quixotic tantrum; and when the maniac aesthete began to practise flagellation and vivisection, I sincerely felt that something would have to be done about this, preferably by violence. "A Man With Red Hair," therefore, was for me a good play. Whatever technical defects it might have did not matter; for my nervous system, it was hot stuff. I WONDER what the woman who fainted when the villain and one of the heroes, locked in a death-embrace, pitched out of the window and over the beetling cliff, thinks about it. Does she regard her collapse as a tribute to the artistic value of "A Man With Red Hair"? Or does she go about telling her friends that this is the most terrible play in the world? But what ever her point of view, her fainting was valid dramatic criticism. So was my yearning for niblicks. Crane Wilbur plays the unctuous madman in this high'grade shocker, and his skill in theatric diabolism is emphatic. The conventional reaction is to pooh-pooh this style of acting as florid, old-fashioned, and deserving of a mild critical spanking. Nevertheless, Mr. Wilbur is good. He arouses me mories of stirring nights when Irving and Mansfield wove their hair-raising spells. I salute him' with my trusty niblick. * The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Gome may not have. been Dick Barthelmess but he acts Three Sinners are two more than Pola Negri's pictures commonly employ and so it is an uncommonly suitable Pola Negri picture. Sorrell and Son is held by a number of experts to be as good as the book, by others better. THE CHICAGOAN 21 <The CINEMA A Legitimately Modern Motion Picture Now Showing The Magnificent Flirt, Florence Vidor, is the smartest picture in town. Happiness Ahead is Colleen Moore's first grownup performance and finest work. The Lion and the Mouse restores Lionel Barrymore's voice, Vitaphonically, and that makes it a good picture. Half a Bride is the 999th stepchild of "The Admirable Crichton" and the other 998 were bad, too. The Strange Case of Captain Ramper is strange enough to be interesting, Ger man enough to please a few and juvenile enough to disappoint most. A Certain Young Man isn't very certain as acted by Ramon Novarro with the late Willard Louis ghastly as the comic man servant. No Other Woman is Dolores Del Rio and no other woman could make a good picture of it either. Chicken a la Carte permits Ford Sterl ing to do another of his priceless pan tomimes and there's a burlesque show in it. Ramona seems to satisfy people who (1) have read the book, (2) have heard the song, (3) have to have a good cry now and then anyway. Harold Teen turns out to be Arthur Lake instead of Arthur Stone and about as popular as the comic strip. The Yellow Lily is another dull setting for the brilliant Billie Dove. The Tiger Lady presents Adolphe Menjou and Menjou is always Menjou, though this time with an effort. The Drag Net furnishes the newspaper fictionists a lot of good anecdotes about gunmen and makes them seem true. A Thief in the Dark proves again that murder is very funny if the murderee is an old miser who lives in a trick house. The Goodbye Kiss shows how much fun nier Johnny Burke's doughboy stories are when personally recited. The News Parade sets out to glorify the men who make the newsreels and ends by making them a bit ridiculous. The Hawk's Nest ought to convince Mil ton Sills that he never should have given up his chair at Chicago U. Sadie Thompson — but of course you've seen it. The Actress was called "Trelawney of the Wells" for a good many years before Hollywood improved on the title with out wrecking the idea. The Street of Sin is a straight and nar row path which, if Emil Jannings follows it long enough, will lead straight back to oblivion. Hangman's House was carefully adapted from the late Donn Byrne's novel of the same title and is very much like the original. SKYSCRAPER brings the Town's own Sue Carol back to town and Sue is reason enough for "Skyscraper." Diamond Handcuffs isn't bad. The Enemy berates war. The Escape berates drink. Honor Bound berates convict labor. Speedy (Harold Lloyd) is. The Smart Set (William Haines) isn't. The Crowd is for the crowd. By WILLIAM SOMETIMES the pictures get into the wrong theatres. Not strangely either, since even Balaban and Katz are so indecisive in these matters as to swing "The Cossacks" advertised for McVickers into the Roosevelt without notice. (A final flat reversal of an- nouncement prompting aband onment of this col umn's faithful but futile effort to list forthcoming films on page 2 of each issue.) But some times the pictures get attached to the wrong titles, too, making it doubly difficult to find en tertainment in the Town's cinemas. "The Magnificent Flirt" illustrates. "The Magnifi cent Flirt" is noth ing at all to call Miss Florence Vidor's picture. Nor is the Oriental theatre a place where Miss Vidor's picture may be said to belong. The mean average age of an Oriental audience is expertly estimated at nine teen years. The mean average reaction to "The Magnificent Flirt" as a title is a mean average. Whereas the mo tion picture that wears this tag is a distinguished entertainment presenting a distinguished player in the manner to which she is accustomed (alas, mainly off the set). The picture that is to be seen under this title (it should be visible in the better neighborhood cinemas when you read these lines) is the first legitimately modern photoplay. It is the photo play which enthusiasts hoped they were hailing with the polysyllabic superla tives heaped upon "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," "Metropolis," "Earth- bound" and their innumerable progeny. It has no grotesque murder, no ridicu lous machinery or metallic monster, and it is freighted with no tremendous prophecy, purpose, or propaganda. It is, simply, a light and engaging little story — susceptible of various interpre tations if interpretations must be had — pleasantly, brightly and intelligently R. WEAVER told by a new teller of stories. Mons. H. D'Abbadie D'Arrast is the gentleman who directed the picture. Something was to be expected under that signature to be sure, but it wasn't reasonable to anticipate that any di rector would be permitted to presup pose public per ception. Mons. D'Arrast did. He omitted the ex pository captions, the low comedy asides, the stereo- typed cutbacks and the geograph ical gestures. He used the camera devices of the pseudo - modernist for convenience in establishing time and place, never import or action, and he produced an entertainment. Unless it yields a million dollar profit he will be executed some bright morning by some bright efficiency expert, but the picture exists and nothing effective can be done — efficiently — about that. JOHN McCORMICK, of "John McCormick Presents Colleen Moore in 'Happiness Ahead,' " is five feet-eleven, young, lean and Irish. You'd know he'd know — for instance — about crooks, as about seagoing yachts, government bonds or chewing tobacco. He's been busy recently put ting the crook theme, a current favorite in Hollywood, into its proper perspec tive. The crook in "Happiness Ahead" is real, is a part of the picture and not the reason for its manufacture, and John saw to that. This detail attended to, Miss Moore took up the job of making the picture good and it is. It is the first of her pictures grown up. She displays an emotional facility heretofore carefully concealed from public gaze and now the spacious library of too'difficult drama may be explored. "Happiness Ahead" is stupid and ar tificial in the sequence preceding Miss Moore's entrance. After that it is practically perfect entertainment. 22 THE CHICAGOAN MU/ICAL NOTE/ The American Ofiera Society By ROBERT POLLACK THE American Opera Society of Chicago, which was responsible for so much efficient bally-hoo in be half of Vladimir Rosing's American Opera Company when the organization had its season at the Studebaker, has set about the task of making Chicago the permanent home of that fine company. They propose to do this, first, by financing a summer session for study, intens ive training and rehearsal, together with a short sum mer season of opera and concerts at some theatrical center on the sub urban west-side; and by promoting subscriptions to guarantee the com' pany's successful appearance in Chicago next winter. The ladies whose names adorn the stationery of the American Opera Sc ciety of Chicago seem to have more than ordinary business acumen. They have worked out a careful budget, which is open to examination by sub' scribers, indicating that the summer season can be financed with, roughly, twenty thousand dollars. Of this amount seven or eight has so far been raised and Mr. Rosing is about to re turn to town to bring the campaign to a successful close. There is no doubt of Rosing's intelli' gence, sincerity, and artistic integrity. The visit of his company was one of the bright spots of the winter season. He has done and is capable of doing remarkable things with the most hack' neyed of grand operas, and he has sur rounded himself with a sterling bunch of young singers and actors. He told us a few months ago of plans he had for a vivid production of "Pelleas" and of what he proposed to do with such an old beast as "Traviata." And his proposals, although quite distinct from the prevailing notion of opera on Con gress St., were refreshing and artis tically sound. Although we should be the last to deny that Ravinia is anything but a very pleasant institution, the American company would in no wise interfere with it and would add defi nite and permanent flavor to the Chi cago musical community. It would provide a real operatic training for young Americans and furnish a working laboratory for operatic exper iments under the guidance of a more than first' r a t e impresario. America has, thus far, contributed virtually nothing of importance either to operatic composition or original scenic in vestiture. By and large our scores, singers, regisseurs — all our tradi tions of opera, have been inherited from Europe. The old bogey of prej udice against opera in English has only survived because of the incompetence with which the standard libretti have been translated. And it would be, in our opinion, a grand thing if Chicago were to give birth to an institution as quickening to the life of opera as the New York Theatre Guild has been to the stage. The American Opera Society of Chi cago has offices in the Fine Arts Build ing and the lady go-getters who are running the campaign are willing, nay- anxious, to tell anyone more about it. If the venture lies within the range of your interests, we urge you give it the generous support it requires. WITH a gloomy "we told you so," we note the pass into which our orchestra has come. Its members have received official instruc tions to seek out other jobs, and when the Ravinia season is over the fifty players there will doubtless drift away and the symphony will be, temporarily, a corpse. There is still some remote chance that the bridge between the union and the Orchestral Association will be spanned. But unless some powerful and skilful arbiter takes a firm hand in the situation the monu ment that Theodore Thomas so finely began will be torn down. A tough situation becomes tougher. Wax Works Good News comes in for further circula tion. Brunswick has released a double faced twelve-inch selection played by Abe Lyman and his lads who are hitting it up nightly with the Chicago company. The same Brunswick Corp. uses Zelma Neal to sing "Varsity Drag" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," one of the best jigs from "Showboat." Say "Yes" Today, another one of those in sidious Donaldson things, is in evidence on the Columbia list. The reverse is "Ramona," which is all right with me if it's all right with you. It's a movie and a song and next week it will be a soft drink. Ruth Etting sings both. Halitosis Gloria They made me \ing for an hour or two; I ruled their hearts with song; Their adulation \new no end, "Ns> compliment too strong. But I had to come home alone! A genius, they said when they tal\ed of me, He'll reach the highest goal; They laughed at my feeble attempts at wity They wept when I bared my soul. But I had to come home alone! They ta\\ed a lot of my sex appeal; I \issed a matrons hand; And young men smiled in the \now ing way Which women understand. But I had to come home alone! So I must waste the night in prayer, Else thin\ up sins to atone; For though I made an enormous hit, I had to come home alone. — THE PHANTOM LOVER. * Rex E. Elder, our enterprising ice and coal dealer, is now rejoicing over the ar* rival of a helper at his home that put in its appearance Sunday morning. Doctor Groce was the medical attendant and is authority for this statement. He says that when the little gentleman arrived Rex was very anxious to weigh him, but there were no scales at hand, so Rex was badly put out until the doctor thought about Rex's ice-wagon scales being handy, and they im mediately put them into use, and by the ice scales he weighed thirty big full pounds. The doctor thought the scales exaggerated about eighteen pounds, but Rex said the weight must be correct, for he sold ice by those same scales all the time. — Carrier Mills (111.) Mail. And yet, somehow, we don't be lieve it. THE CHICAGOAN 23 JOURNALI/TIC JOURNEY/ The Better Business Bureau By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN JAN SMITANK— the name does as well as any for the laborer who sulks before the complaint desk in the offices of the Better Business Bureau — Jan Smitank saw a radio advertisement in his evening paper. He would like a radio, thought Jan. And since the ad said No Money Down, he investigated. It was a beau tiful radio, too. But for some reason the ad didn't mean what it said. At least the clerk collected a $15 down payment from Jan, explaining that since there was no old radio' to trade in a deposit was required. The money was paid. Three days later no radio had been delivered to the Smitank home. Puz zled, Jan put on his coat and went back to the store. The clerk was very polite to Jan, and was very sorry — for Jan's credit as investigated did not war rant delivery of the machine. Could Jan pay all at once? No he could not. Then could the clerk give back the $15 deposit? The clerk became even more polite as he explained that exactly $15 had been spent in looking up Jan's standing. Sorry. There was no re fund. Had Jan the receipt? Jan handed it over. Too bad — there was no refund. Sadly the clerk tore up the receipt. No good any more. And so Jan came to the Better Business Bu reau. Very hastily the radio people ex plained that it was all a mistake. They would — they assured the Business Bu reau representative — be glad to make an adjustment. They would, also — the Business Bureau assured them — make no such mistakes in the future. Case — let us say No. 4357 — was marked "adjusted." THE Better Business Bureau, 21 months old and embracing 230 leading commercial organizations of Chicago as members, is not primarily concerned with out and out fraud. It pushes a fraud case only now and then, and usually when the complaint- ant is unable to do so himself. But in the shadow land of unethical selling and doubtful advertising the Bureau is ac tively vigilant. The retailer is care fully scrutinized. Both Bureau mem bers and outsiders are followed in their advertising as it appears from day to day. An equivocal ad is checked up by a Bureau shopper who buys the goods as represented. These goods are tested in the Bureau's laboratory. The silk tie which turns out to be cotton fibre is immediately called to the at tention of the offending merchant. And through bulletins from the Mer chandise department of the Bureau, to the attention of member merchants. Telling publicity from which not even an offending member is spared. Misleading and too gloriously worded advertising copy is noted. The store offering part wool suits which, when tested, are found to contain only 4 per cent wool fibre is briskly ap prised of the fact. And the copy writer who discovers his mart as offer ing the greatest bargains of the century is told dryly that a century is a long time even for a very great bargain. At bottom the power of the Bureau to curtail false representations and openly misleading appeals rests on the state advertising law and the city ad vertising ordinance, which provide fine and imprisonment for violators. Us ually a conference with the offending merchant is sufficient. However, the five cases prosecuted by the Bureau thus far in the courts have resulted in as many victories for the Better Business Bureau. Tricky business men know this and keep their distance. DETECTION and curtailment are negative ways of improving busi ness methods. The chief effort of the bureau has been directed toward set ting up group standards and then see ing to it that these standards are met. Here is positive effort with a definite goal in view. A first meeting is called of all dealers in furs — let us use a con' crete example — and the need of a standard market procedure is set forth. Now, in furs the problem of proper nomenclature has been an outstanding vexation. Clipped and dyed rabbit masquerades under a dozen names; the verbose, unscrupulous fur seller can change these names as rapidly as his customers learn old ones. To estab' lish a standard, names must be agreed upon. Advertising may then be checked for truth. "Bait" -advertising "Mother, Vve decided to take the Blindfold Test" can be effectively checked only when the whole group renounces it — a "bait" ad tells of a miraculous bargain in per haps one article. The customer is so- licited to purchase others. Finally, a department given over to inquiries from prospective customers of Chicago firms has been instrumental in anticipating a great deal of false prac tice and sharp dealing. Real estate firms, correspondence schools, credit op' erators are reported on to the ques tioner in need of specific information about them. The Bureau does not recommend any particular business instution. It is an organization organized not for profit. And it draws its revenue from its membership in dues and from pri vate contributions. Members, of course, avail themselves of Bureau shopper's reports on their own houses and thus are able to keep a valuable check on merchandise and personnel from an ex pert impartial viewpoint. The Na tional Better Business Bureau with which the Chicago corporation is af filiated keeps national check on sub versive business practices. Chicago officers are: William R. Dawes, Chairman of the Board of Di' rectors. George Lytton, President. Homer J. Buckley, Secretary. Joseph R. 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But though not a big prize it is a serious one. The French newspapers discuss it almost as we should discuss a presidential nomi nation, only more so, everybody be ing much more ex cited about it. But although the award is a serious one, the book to which it attaches is not nec essarily so. Per haps the judges think of Homer and Cervantes and decide that greatness does not neces sarily pull a long face. Or perhaps it's only because the prize bequest contains not, as the Pulitzer does, a clause about home life in North America, but in stead, a clause about originality of talent, novel and bold experiments in thought and expression. Bold is in fact just the adjective for its latest award. When Paris read the book by Maurice Bedel which is this week published in English as "Jerome or the Latitude of Love," it was star tled, to say the least. As for Norway, it didn't know which way to look. And, oddly enough, to the Ameri can reader "Jerome" gives the effect of being a satire upon America as well as upon Norway. Surely such a re mark as this cannot be meant to apply strictly to the far north: "Jerome did likewise, for it is always best to adopt in public the manners of the nations one is visiting. It is a form of polite ness. And in countries where there is prohibition, this kind of politeness is best expressed in the frequent use of alcohol." And when Jerome, landing in Bergen on his way to put on a play in Christiania, is photographed for all the papers, and is interviewed not N WILBUR upon theatrical questions but upon such subjects as the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine, Ossendowski's itinerary, feminism, and Hindu na tionalism, what we see is, surely, not a French author landing in Norway, but a British author approaching the shores of America. AS to the main k theme of the book, although it is something much more Gallic than a mere satire upon companion ate marriage, nonethe less it does un doubtedly remind one of companion ate marriage, and of what might hap pen if, say, com panionate marriage were carried to an extreme. But "Jerome" is also one of those books that give you fresh air and physical exercise. I am going to make a list of them some day. It will be useful in rainy climates and during the busy season. Another June, 1928, book will be on it, namely Mar- got Asquith's "Octavia" with its thrill ing approximations of crisp weather and a swift horse under you. But "Jerome" will I think be at the top, with its skiing, and shall we say its quite extremely fresh air, its superiority in fact to the thermometer. With eyes streaming, the beautiful Uni and her brother Axel ski on, only stopping now and again on a cozy fifteen-below hillside to rest. So much so that Jerome finds himself wondering whether cold is not merely a prejudice. Chi cago in Seven Days IT has long been admitted — even urged— that Chicago is the perfect Summer resort, or that it would be if it weren't for one thing— the fact that if you stay here all Summer you don't get the sensation of having gone some where else. Now John Drury has dis posed of this difficulty. Read his "Chicago in Seven Days" (Robert M. McBride and Company) and then take THE CHICAGOAN 25 a Broadway bus, or else just walk down Michigan Avenue. You will at once get the sensation of having gone some where else and having been shown ail manner of sights by the way. Mr. Drury's book makes the Town an exceptionally readable place. It has, too, great utilitarian — not to say hu manitarian — value as a book to place deftly in the hands of those Summer visitors who "drop in to surprise you" and wish to be piloted to the interest ing places. It is no less than a boon to residents commonly afflicted in this manner. Paragraph Pastime Black Sparta: Greek Stories, by Naomi Mitchison. (Harcourt Brace and Co.) People like to get away from street crossings for a little while in the sum mer. One way to do this is to go to the north woods. Another is to buy a ticket to ancient Greece. The latter will cost you two-fifty. Just ask for "Black Sparta" and you're off. Fortunately, for vacation purposes, only two or three of the stories are about Sparta itself. Brook Evans, by Susan Glaspell. (Fred erick A. Stokes Company.) Though badly plotted, this book is, nonetheless- for the first half at least, a notable one, full of the same insight and observa tion, the same irresistible writing that are to be found in Miss Glaspell's biog- graphy, "The Road to the Temple." It remains to be seen, however, what Bos ton will have to say to it. Jerome, or the Latitude of Love, by Maurice Bedel. Goncourt Prize novel, translated by Lawrence S. Morris. (The Viking Press.) Present day Norway as contrasted with the Norway that you, and Jerome, had been led to imagine from the Blue Fairy Book and from the Norwegian postage stamps with antlers, is made the background for a detailed demonstration of the proposition that love and its. manifestations vary directly in proportion to latitude. Unforbidden Fruit, by Warner Fabian. (Boni and Liveright.) Mr. Fabian be came very much excited when he heard that no girl in a given graduating class at a certain woman's college was mar ried a year after leaving college. "Un forbidden Fruit" is an attempt to ex plain this phenomenon in terms of the irresponsible search for pleasure and for adventure. The result is a college story that has little of academic routine, and would find no place in the Patty series. In fact, as someone remarked the other day, it sounds a little as Elinor Glyn might sound if someone could persuade her to take six drinks before sitting down to her typewriter. Tambo, by James Jenkins. (Robert M. Mc- Bride.) Mysterious Peru: Spanish Lima, the Andes, and the Indian cities beyond. Not a tourist journey either in its objectives or in the manner of its taking. Modernist drawings by the author. The Singing Sands of the Lake Country won't make up for a tuneful jazz orchestra or a lilting ballad when you're in the mood. Be sure to take along a Brunswick Portable Phonograph — a vacation companion that won't talk out of turn. For a solitary expedition into the north woods or for a cottage full of merry-makers, this little hand -baggage Brunswick will furnish the music See it and hear it at E COMMONWEALTH EDISON CJ LECTRIC SBOPO 72 West Adams Street And Branch Stores Easy to Garry Light in weight and compact, 15 inches long, 11% inches deep, 8 inches high. Compartment for 20 records. Regular Brunswick $-*c quality. Only *J Can be purchased on easy terms Importers FINAL CLEARANCE on All Spring and Summer Mer chandise. Unusual selection at exceptional reductions. 6 J{. Michigan Ave. Chicago Time Out! . . . just long enough to remind you that the stirring polo matches now being played on several grounds easily reached from the Loop are re ported fully and accurately in POLO "The Magazine of the Game" One year $5.00 Two years 8.00 Three years 10.00 Quigley Publishing Co. 407 S. Dearborn St. Chicago On Sale at Brentano's 26 THE CHICAGOAN Facial Etiquette Freckles are bad form. As for taking a deep pink sunburn to a dinner party — that, is to com mit an egregious social error. One is expected to play in the sun, the summer long, but under no circumstances to lose one's "indoor1 ' complexion. The guest who is mistaken for a member of the yacht crew has simply failed to take the proper precautions — namely to consult first with HELENA RUBINSTEIN. A short call at the Maison de Beaute Valaze will teach you all you need to know about keeping your beauty safe from the sun. And when you go away, reserve a corner in your luggage for Valaze Sunproof Cream, it's marvelous as a make-up foundation (1.00, 2.00). Valaze Sunproof Lotion is soothing, cooling, flattering, as well as protec tive (1.50). But for an ensemble in perfect harmony with the season, you must have the new Valaze Sun-Tan (2.50) with Valaze powder, rouge and lipstick! Paris calls this Rubin stein creation "Baume Gypsy," be cause of the exotic Gypsy tan it im parts. Sunproof and waterproof too! Naturally, an instant success with the younger set. Helena Rubinstein Scientific Beauty Preparations and Vanity Touches are obtainable at the better stores, or order direct. 670 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago. Telephone for Appointment — Whitehall 4242 8 East 57th Street, New York Paris London Philadelphia Boston Detroit Newark The- CWICACOCNNE Loo£ Communing By ARCYE WILL I'VE been looking and looking, in every smart place I know, to find a replica of an exquisite little black and peach chiffon brought back from abroad by a friend of mine. Not be ing able to, I'm herewith trying to show it to you, for it is bound to be copied and it might as well be you. (I think there is a tune that goes with that.) The collar of peach chiffon has a scalloped line of fagotting to enable the outer part to ripple slightly. (See sketch.) This fastens in front with a smart rhine- stone dangle pin and ties in the back with a three inch bow and long stream ers. The skirt is of un usual interest, being alter nate three inch panels and V pieces. When on, the bottom line is uneven, al though the hem line is cut perfectly straight. The belt is of moire fastened with a rhinestone buckle. The peach georgette top of the underlining goes practically to the waist all around, giving an ex tremely dainty effect. It really is a dainty model. Leaping from this to bathing suits in black, Mandels have some beauties, also some with trunks and top the same color and red cardigan coat or blazer stripe, or plain trunks and coat with striped shirt. The royal blue and canary combinations are stunning, but don't get too freckled or burnt, for the yellow coat would only accentuate it to the point of being objectionable. Blue, though, in the same case, is a great help and you can look quite human though suffering inhumanly. They also have here a grand collec tion of water fishes, balls, etc., to be blown up for the children. I know a few grownups who have a fatal yen for them also. STEVENS filled me with all sorts of hectic impressions: I. A marvelous pigskin fitted dress' ing case with a mirror that stands in a case which, when opened, is almost as large as the French powdering tables. More convenient when travel ing than smaller ones, as placed on a table open it looks just like your dress ing table at home, and everything al* ways in place. II. Lovely large hats simply trimmed. Just a band of velvet unevenly twisted or black cire combined with a plain ribbon. The blonde shades predominate and brims are large but not floppy or un gainly. III. Amor Skin once more, and louder still, cheered at the toilet sec tion, so much so, that I fell and am doing my daily- five minutes with glee. I now can testify personally to its merit. Also received the news that bob heads are using hair nets once more. (I presume when starting to let it grow.) Don't for get to rinse them, before using, in warm water and dry slightly, for then they will not tear half as easily. FROM there, I did Peck and Peck's with a thoroughness only my of ficial guise would permit. Always be fore I've known that it was to be a suit or a sweater I wanted to see and my wandering gaze has been firmly held, but the other day, Oh me! Among the dresses, my favorite in a one-piece sleeveless pique with box pleats for tennis. The same model in rajah or flat crepe in any of the pastel shades can be had. Models of shirting with sleeves — two-piece more sensible for golf — all shades. My favorite, a rose and white and another of crepe de chine, red and white basket weave print. A most serviceable crepe three-piece suit of canary — skirt and short coat. Blouse of white banded at neck with canary and a touch of brown. There is a hat of felt to go with this, the crown composed of irregular stripes of brown, yellow and white. This can also be had in any other shade or combination you wish. A large assortment of unusual sweat ers as usual with one especially good looking outfit. Seven-eighths knitted TMEO4ICAG0AN 27 coat and skirt of purple with soft sweater of different weave to match. New hose, called net lisle, procur able in shades of tan and gray only. Really smarter far than silk for your dress up sport wear. And to look real doggy, trench rain coats. "Ah! — just like a man's." Tan, blue and a lovely shade of deep violet and lined of course like the real ones were. LESCHIN, INC., is showing some * lace yoke nighties — orchid, blue, yellow. Mules with embroidered or brocaded toes and silver heels, that make them very serviceable. Also very smart tweed coats. As far as I could see, most of them with shawl collars of fitch or some other light fur. Hats in unusual Fuchsia felt, several brilliant velvet turbans and more unusually blocked natural bankoks with ribbon bands. Lately I have received a number of inquiries from gentle readers asking me to locate various and sundry items which they have been unable to find. In each case they have been so apolo getic that I would like you all to know that I am always glad to be of service in my little wee way! Heeney -Tunney In Five Rounds So they've signed up Mr. Heeney For some fisticuffs with Tunney! Thai's a jolly fob for Geney, For this Heeney is a honey. But the cultured Mr. Tunney Must employ his little heany Or the outloo\ will he sunny In the camp of Mr. Heeney. If the heavy Mr. Heeney Gets the champion on the run he Will usurp more than a teeney Share of glory that was Tunney. And the hefty hero, Heeney, Having toppled Mr. Tunney, Will he playing eeny'meeny Finding ways to spend his money. But enough of Mr. Tunney! Let's forget about the Heeneys, Ere it ceases to he funny And we get the HeeneyGenies. — PARKE CUMMINGS. S*> JL/escending a graceful stairway from the main floor to the lower Lobby, one comes upon an arcade of fascinating shops . . . OfFthe corridor is the famous air-cooled Roosevelt Grill — New York's brightest rendezvous for dining and dancing. <x. ;X or those who seek detachment from the intensity of modern Manhattan, The ROOSEVELT provides an atmosphere of quiet comfort and charm . . . Its early Colonial appointments^ delicious cuisine and personalized service assure a pleasurable sojourn ¦ — whether your tenure be long or transient. Connected by private passage with Grand Central and the subways . . . Complete Travel and Steamship Bureau . . . "Teddy Bear Cave, " a supervised play- nursery for children of guests . . . Health Institute, with therapeutic baths and plunge. ..Special garage facilities. THE ROOSEVELT ORCHESTRA in the GRILL ^> MADISON AVE. at 45th St. NEW YORK Edward Clinton Fogg Managing Diretttr ^r .CI4ICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Going away? The Chicagoan will follow you — making its first fornightly arrival three weeks after notice — if you will fill in the ap pended form. (Name) _ (New address) - (Old address) (Date of change) 28 TUEO4ICAG0AN BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA An Enchanting Vacation Land AS President Coolidge said in his speech of last June, "I have never seen any thing which excels it," sums up in a few words the beauty and grandeur of this nearest of all Western playgrounds. Health-recuperating climate and exhilarating waters, virgin forests of cool and fragrant pines, streams alive with trout, pike, pickerel and shad, strangely beautiful rock format ions, w i tid ing motor roads, large easy riding busses, comfortable *hotels and lodges — a vacation land for the millions. *The now metropolitan Hotel Alex Johnson at Rapid City will be open for business about July 1st, 1928. Plan now to spend your vacation in the Black Hills Low Summer Fares, June to September, inclusive. Choice of three direct routes and fine fast trains from Chicago via Chicago & North Western. Go one way and return another. Let us send you free illustrated booklets and detailed information. Apply TICKET OFFICES 148 So. Clark St. Phone Dearborn 2323 226 W.Jackson St. Phone Dearborn 2121 CHICAGO <£ Pass. Terminal Phone Dearborn 2323 Pass. Information Phone Dearborn 2060 NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY Newsprint News Whether or No IF every newspaper in the town were to compel every member of its edi torial department to read every word printed about the Republican National Convention the result might, truly enough, be neither here nor there. But it would be good for the newspapers. With every newspaper participating in the orgy, the dailies perpetrated more piffle than a long patient public has been subjected to in any memorable period of equal duration in the history of journalism. Not excepting the eleven days of marathon dancing. Preparations for covering the con- vention were admirable. Each news' paper marshalled an array of journal' istic and literary talent which promised a rare treat to all who were interested. From a news standpoint, however, the convention flattened out. Hoover was named on the first ballot. Curtis was named on the first ballot. The plat' form was adopted with few fireworks. The widely heralded march of the farmers on Kansas City was anything but spectacular. Mellon failed to throw a monkeywrench. Coolidge didn't change his mind. In fact noth' ing happened which could not have been completely and intelligently printed in a few columns a day. Ah! But the managing editors knew that "history was being written." And all of them seemed to have the idea that history can not be written in less than five or seven pages per edition. They had the writers; they had the telegraph wires, and they had reserved the space. News or no news, the space must be filled. Sob sisters with nothing to sob over. Heart interest writers with nothing to stir the heart. Humorists. Political experts. Artists. Cameramen. Ordi nary reporters. If you had asked any editor what he had on the convention that day, the answer undoubtedly would have been: ""Seven full pages, profusely illus' trated." And it would have been the correct answer. Compliments to O. O. Mclntyre. He could write an interest' ing column daily from the north pole. The Post Moves MR. LLEWELYN JONES, Lit erary Editor of The Chicago Evening Post, tells me of that paper's moving day — and moving day for a Twenty-one Thirty Lincoln Park West Even if Location were all — - Twenty-One Thirty Lincoln Park West would be extraordinary Entirely co-operative building possessing fea tures that are even more notable than its superb location. . Here the own er may personally de sign his awn apartment — here he is guaranteed that his assessments shall not exceed the es timated cost — here every apartrnent over looks the lake, park and city, here are rooms of adequate size, beautiful appointments and every known convenience and utility. A fashionable residence that is finding favor among those who can afford to be critical. Six Rooms, 3 Baths, and Larger Purchase Prices $14,400, and higher For further particular* and ap pointment for inspection apply to Audrey Good. Lincoln Park West Trust 2130 Lincoln Park West Lincoln 8631 TME CHICAGOAN 29 newspaper is all that other moving days are multiplied by infinity— in these characteristic paragraphs : "Chicago flat renters who always get some furniture broken when they go into a new apartment, and often lose some to boot, may have felt sympa' thetic when they heard that The Post was moving from 12 South Market Street to 211 West Wacker Drive. Any such sympathy is appreciated but not needed. At five o'clock on Satur' day the last run of papers came from the old presses on Market Street. On Sunday evening and Sunday the lino' type operators tucked their twenty or so machines under their arms and walked over to Wacker Drive with them. New and bigger presses were already installed in the basement — or in one of the basements — the lino' types were found to be in just as good working order as before, and on Mon day the Post was printed as usual. "And the staff is happy. Everyone has a new desk and more air and light than he had before. And the most hard'boiled police reporter of the lot will stop working and look through the window whenever a boat passes by. But members of the staff are forbidden to cross the Drive and go fishing in the river — during office hours at least. Of course there have been changes other than those of one building for an other. The Literary Editor, for in' stance, no longer shares his room with the Society Editor — who was a blonde —but with the editor of the Boys' and Girls' Post — who is a brunette. Nor will the outside reviewer — often a re' cent girl graduate— be able to murmur appreciatively about the "atmosphere" of the office. Gone are those grime stained walls, and that funny back-stair-' case leading to the composing room. Gone is the semi-opaque glass through which those reviewers peered at the latest novels in the book case. Instead, every office in the new building is airy, clean, and exceptionally well lighted. Atmosphere in the office of the Post no longer means what it did, but it means a scientific ventilation sys tem which makes the press and stereo typing room as cool and light as the main dining room in the Stevens Hotel — and it is about as large too, there being space in it for two more press units as large as the two now installed, which can deliver 100,000 thirty-four page papers in an hour— the completed papers being caught up in a moving contraption which deposits them in the Take a Tip from "OLD RUBBER RIBS" Ride on Michelins. They give more mileage by many thousands of miles. We sell them at whole sale prices to our charge-account customers. You pay for them on the 15th of the month following purchase and enjoy our FREE service — changing tires and pairing tubes without charge. Our drive-in station is very handy to the busy man. Auto Owners Supply Co* 2115 Michigan Boulevard Telephones Calumet 3041-3275 Wmam o, 'ne of the most luxuriously furnished hotels in America. Situated in an exclusive environment over' looking the beautiful Lake Wawasee. Every recreational feature, including golf, bathing, fishing, motoring, yachting, horse-back riding. The best in service and table that money can produce. Accommodations for 300. Fire-proof building, every room with private bath. ' Write for reservations. George Stcherban and His Petrushka Club Gypsy Orchestra — Direct from Chicago "The Wawasee" HOTEL and COUNTRY CLUB On Lake Wawasee Wawasee, Indiana Management: Walter L. Gregory and Leonard Hicks [On the Shores of Indiana's Largest Lake — the Playground of the Middle West] 30 THE CHICAGOAN B Ideal Summerlfecations A ermudA OnlySDoysfromNerw&rkJL Jk Low, all'expense inclusive tours. Eight days $102 (up). Effective June 1st. Bermuda is delightful in sum mer. All outdoor sports are in full swing. The average summer temperature is only 77. Bathing is at its best. A trip to Bermuda, with its picturesque beauty and unique features will remain always a pleasant memory. Two sailings weekly by palatial new motorship "BERMUDA," 20,000 (tons gross) and S.S. "FORT VICTORIA." Hote: Bermuda is free from Hay Fever CANADIAN CRUISES 12 days, New York-Quebec via Halifax, N. S. A day each way at Halifax and two days at Quebec for sightseeing. S. S. "FORT ST. GEORGE" July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25. You sail along strikingly beau tiful St. Lawrence River, the Saguenay River, stop at Que bec (St. Anne de Beaupre) and Halifax for sightseeing. Smooth water, cool, invigor ating weather, interesting life aboard ship. Round trip — 12 days — #140 (up) One way to Quebec — $75 (up) For illustrated booklets write Furness Bermuda Line 307 No. Michigan Ave. Chicago 34 Whitehall St., New York or any authorized agent mailing room above. These presses are run by electric controls, and they are fed from a sub-basement where reel after reel of white paper can be switched on to the rolls and the new reel pasted on to the end of the ex hausted one without stopping the press — this operation, too, being made by the simple pressing of a button. The stereotyping is done by electric heat, thus eliminating the old gas furnace and the consequent heating of the room. "The press room, as well as the rest of the mechanical equipment was planned by the executives of the Post and the mechanical superintendent of the plant, based on their previous ex perience of handling the paper, and so they have achieved a lay-out which does away with every unnecessary mo tion — practically every operation is au tomatic and begins when one presses the right button." THE death of George Bryant re moves one of the few remaining old-time police reporters in Chicago. Twenty years ago, George Bryant was the youngster of the great police trio, Bryant, Kelley and Carpenter. Bryant began as a copy boy and never attained what might be called literary style, but as a police reporter he was a marvel. For years, it was the boast of George's associates that he knew every man in any way connected with the Chicago police department by sight, by name, and by voice. Of those who had reached the grade of Sergeant or better, he knew whether they were married, their wives' maiden names, how many children and where they lived. It was Bryant's theory that if he could call up a police station and, hearing the voice, call the respondent by his first name, ask him how the old est boy was getting along, and whether he liked living in Brighton Park, he was sure to get the news. And he proved his theory. He always got the news. — EZRA. Comfort — Many things contribute to it. 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Striplihg OMAN 8c LILIENTHAL Managers TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 31 The Steel Shuttle (begin on page 14) out its steel tendrils from Chicago to the far Pacific and to the entire North West. Marvin Hughitt enters the picture again. The ex-messenger boy of Syra cuse was trainmaster of the Alton in 1862, general superintendent of the I. C. in 1864 and for several years, assistant general manager of the C. M. &? St. P. and then manager of the Pull man company. In 1872 he affiliated with the Northwestern. He became its president in 1887 and held this office, and later that of chairman of the board, until his death last year. He knew all the lines and left his fine mark on them. He was the dean of Chicago railroaders. Another outstanding name is that of Mayor William Butler Ogden. He was president of the Galena, then of the Fond du Lac, of the C. 5? N. W. (1862) and finally of the Union Pacific. In this last enterprise, the first railroad to the Pacific coast, Mr. Ogden gained international fame. Chicago's great railroad authority, Mr. Slason Thompson, calls Mr. Ogden "the father of transportation systems of the great North West." THE Illinois Central was incor- . porated in 1836, with nearly everyone in the state insisting that a series of canals would be much more sensible. And we find the railroad and the legislature with horns locked. The I. C. wants to build a road through the state north and south, and east and west too. They have the backing; the state needs them. But some say: "What! Give away a land grant all along the track to this private group? Never. Besides, it would hurt the waterway and the stage-coach lines." But the Little Giant is powerful. And young Abe Lincoln, serving in the legislature, is not unfriendly. Means to go ahead, in 1850, are fur nished by the great federal land grant of 2,595,000 acres, turned over to the state of Illinois, who rations it out to the young corporation. The I. C. agrees to pay seven per cent on its annual earnings to this commonwealth. It is a long time before this will amount to enough to pay the governor's salary. But in later years it will furnish a great revenue for the state. The city council of Chicago will not let the I. C. come into the city over in "Certainly, Bob — The Chicagoan -An essential for summer reading" J *v IN the next issue Janet A. Fairbank writes on Vienna. Samuel Putnam on Berlin. Gene Market discusses a rising fad, the Home Movie Scenario. Francis Coughlin discovers the early symptoms of a World's Fair. And lively pro nouncements on Stage, Books, Cinema and Music by Charles Collins, Susan Wilbur, William R. Weaver and Robert Pollak. On alert newsstands July 14. ^ r 32 TWE' CHICAGOAN SUMMER REQUIREMENTS Blue Sport Coats Flannel Trousers Linen Knickers Polo Shirts Straw Hats Panamas Sailors Leghorns Golf Hose Sport Belts 25% discount on all Suits and Topcoats Tailored by Scheyer. Sundell -Thornton Jackson Blvd. at Wabash Kimball Bldg. TEL. HARRISON 2680 / S07 U.DIN1 .-WE, NEAR SHERIDAN ROAD ust Twelve Minutes from your office — This Charming Home The Aldine is ideally located. Quite removed from all the unpleasantness of traffic con gestion and crowds, yet but twelve minutes by motor f rom the loop— of course you'll find these five and six room apart ments possess every desirable feature — and more— -Plan to inspect them now. A few apartments available on sub-lease rentals: 4 ROOMS — $130 00 6 ROOMS — $215.00 For particulars write or telephone C. Moloney OMAN 8C LILIENTHAL Managers Tribune Tower Superior 2372 ¦ ¦. Englewood. No, if this road wants to get into downtown Chicago, it's got to come along the worthless lake shore. Marshes? Well, let them sink piles. Can't waste good solid land like that over around Wentworth avenue on a railroad, the aldermen reason. Force them to come into Randolph and South Water along the lake. So they come in! (I. C. stockholders are grateful to that old council.) SEVENTY years to a day— July 21, 1927 — after the first wood-burning suburban locomotive pulled its train to that outlying village, Hyde Park, the I. C. changed over to its present elec tric schedule. The faithful little tea kettles were retired forever. Where did they go? If you look closely you may see a few of them, with black noses sullen against some rip track in a freight yard along the line. It will have cost the I. C. $100,- 000,000 to raise its tracks to Matteson and to electrify and complete its pro gram. But it is worth it, declare officials and commuters. Every year more than 26,000,000 suburban passen gers are carried. Plans include the new Randolph street station, the new cen tral station at 12th street and electrifi cation of the freight and most of the through passenger service within the city limits. The road, as it affects Chicago at least, went through its first two periods of existence and growth up to the World's Fair of 1893. Then came its great suburban development. Getting the millions of visitors to Jackson Park was a big job. The surface lines, mostly horse cars, and all the cabs in town couldn't do it. While trains ran only every few hours in 1856, and then slowly, the expresses to Hyde Park and Woodlawn in 1893 compare very favorably with any suburban service today. Train schedules during the World's Fair provided 294 weekday and 198 Sunday trains. (Ten years before the first Sunday train had been put on.) World's Fair trains ran as expresses from Van Buren to 53 rd. From May until November that year the I. C. handled 8,780,000 passengers on its suburban trains. Van Buren street station was an outgrowth of the fire era, and was opened in 1872. [Note: This is the first of a series of articles on Chicago Railroads. The second will appear in an early issue.} Mississauga Lodge Limited In the heart of the beautiful On tario Lakes Region — Canada'* Scenic Province M ISSISSAUGA Lodge faces Mis sissauga Lake, one of the chain of blue wa ter lakes in the Ka- wartha district — lakes abounding i n small mouth bass and trout. Accommodations are afforded in either the main lodge or bunga lows, the latter com prising three bed rooms, living room and spacious veranda. Both the lodge and bunga lows enjoy southern exposure. Space of necessity is limited. Write for further particulars to Mississauga Lodge Limited Sept. 15 to Jane 15 Executive Offices 15 Wellington St., E. Toronto, Canada Jnne 15 to Sept. 15 Halls Bridge P. O. Ontario Canada Good show, Gerald? Very favorably reviewed in The Chicagoan. And the time? Ei ght-thirty ; why ? 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