For Forfr>i£b+ Ending October 6, 1928 1>©V€- EVERYBODY KNEW — what tremendous values are NOW obtainable at RevelVs Removal Sale . . . there'd be a line a mile long waiting to participate in the value-giving. If you need furnishings for your present or future home ... if you want them repre sentative in character and high in quality . . . and (quite naturally) low in price . . . why it's just sheer fallacy not to take advantage of this outstanding sale. Revell'S at WABASH and ADAMS 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. VI, No. 1 — For the fortnight ending October 6. (On sale September 22.) Entered as second class matter at the Post-Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. TUECWICAGOAN 1 in our Tailoring Section, CLOTHES MAY OR WiX but we feel sure we would ¦h handle a similar situation NOT MAKE THE MANJ with firmness as well as good taste. Our new Au- IT DEPENDS ON WHO tumn and Winter Fabrics \ assist us materially in MAKES THE CLOTHES handling any situation ^_ ' _\ with beaming satisfaction. 1HAT the future of many a man lies in the hands TAILORING SECTION j of his Tailor may not be quite as accurate as it was SECOND FLOOR. STORE in the Eighteenth Century, but it is not utterly devoid FOR MEN- MARSHALL of truth even today. The sketch above of a sartorial FIELD & COMPANY™ predicament was not made •._ „ _/_¦ JHHHI ..... _ J 2 TUECI4ICAG0AN OCCASIONS SIX-EIGHT SYMPHONY— The perdunng Sousa, after fifty years of brass and bombast, brings his ancient and honorable bandsmen for a good oldfashioned band concert at the Auditorium, Sept. 23. O^WENTSIA HUNT— Eighth annual race meeting, including seven headlong events, Sept. 29. AMERICAN OPERA COMPACT— The splendid presentations of last year con' tinued at the Erlanger Theatre, October 1 to 27. SPECTACLE — Mighty warriors of Notre Dame and the U. S. Navy clash 'mid pomp and circumstance on the Soldier Field grid, October 13. STAGE Musical and Comical GOOD HEWS— Selwyn, 180 North Dear born. Central 3404. If this sprightly col' lege piece runs much longer it ought to be installed in the Field Museum as the ideal musical comedy. Wise, merry, tunc ful and witty. Abe Lyman's orchestra. By all means. Curtain 8:20. Sat. and Wed. 2:20. MT MARYLAND— Great Northern, 21 West Quincy. Central 8240. Up from the meadows rich with corn All day long from early morn The clustered queues of patrons stand In line to see My Maryland. A less lyrical review by Charles Collins on page 22. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. A NIGHT IN SPAIN— Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. A new stand by last year's salty stage piece with Phil Baker, Ted Healy, Aileen Stanley and the Hofmann stomach dancers. Curtain 8:15. Sat. only 2:15. MANHATTAN MARY — Four Cohans, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. Ed Wynn capably assisted by an excellent and sightly cast gets going in a good thing. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. See and hear it. PRESENT ARMS— Woods, 54 West Ran dolph. State 8567. A brisk and merry show, appropriately vulgar, glorifying the Marine in Hawaii. Reviewed on page 22. Curtain 8:15. Sat. only 2:15. Declaimed THE COMMAND TO LOVE— Studebaker, 418 South Michigan. Harrison 2792. A very naughty and enjoyable play, superbly cast, lovingly reviewed on page 22 by Charles Collins. Curtin 8:30. Sat. and Wed 2:30. By all means. THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN— Adel- phi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. Comes now The Stage as well as a few special investigating committees to chide the. law as enforced. Ann Harding stars. Reviewed, also, on page 22. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE CHICAGOAN PRESENTS Daylight Saving, by Leonard Dovc.Cover Current Entertainment for the Fort night Ending October 6 Page 2 Gastronomical Geography 4 Notes and Comment, By Martin ]. Quigley 9 "The Chicagoan's" Own Travel ogue, by Peter Koch 10 Football Comes Out of the Huddle, by Charles Collins 11 Political Philosophy, by Henri Wei- ner 12 Belmont Harbor — C. Y. C, by Fran cis C. Coughlin 13 Poetic Acceptances, by Donald Plant 14 Injun Summer, by Burton Browne 15 Why Paris? by Irene Castle McLaugh lin 16 Mrs. McCormick Entertains, by Mau reen McKernan 17 Pierre — Chicagoan, by Helen Lobdell 19 Pastime for Princes, by Alicia Patter son 20 The Stage, by Charles Collins 22 Repartee, by Peter Koch 23 Music, by Robert Pollak 24 For Football Tickets, by D. P 27 Journalistic Journeys, by Francis C. Coughlin 28 The Chicagoenne, by Arcye Will 30 Newsprint, by Ezra 32 Books, by Susan Wilbur 34 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 36 Town Talk 39 ARMS AND THE MAN— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. The New York Theatre Guild presents Shaw's brilliant and biting remarks on militarism and romance in general. A timely astrin gent after flag waving musical comedy. Opens September 24. To be reviewed. Alfred Lunt stars. THE SILEHT HOUSE— Garrick, 64 West Randolph. Central 8240. Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. tsk, tsk. Reviewed, page 22. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. WHISPERING FRIENDS— Illinois, 65 E. Jackson. Harrison 6510. A George M. Cohan aside acted into a play. Compe tent. See page 22. Curtain 8:20 and 2:20 Sat only. BY REQUEST— Erlanger, 127 N. Clark. State 2461. A wife, a wicked woman with predatory instincts, an interested husband and the bright, demoralizing lights of Broadway make this a comedy. Old and sure-fire gags. Elliott Nugent stars. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. THE HUEEH'S HUSBAND— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. A comedy by the author of "The Road to Rome." To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. BURLESQUE— 170 N. Dearborn. Central 1880. A comedy, also, with Hal Skelley and LaStanwyck. To be reviewed. ELMER THE GREAT— Blackstone, 60. E. Seventh. Harrison 6609. A Ring Lard- ner, George M. Cohan study of the bush leaguer and roaringly acted by Walter Huston. Closes Sept. 24. Curtain 8:20. Sat. only 2:20. THE LITTLE CLAY CART— Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 7085. A Hindu play nicely acted and gorgeously set for a tentative opening October 8. Call the box-office for more definite information. BROADWAY— Minturn Central, 64 E. Van Buren. Harrison 5800. The night club drammer revived for a worthwhile evening. CINEMA UNITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born — Consistently the best cinema in Town. Modern, mannerly, modest. McVICKERS— 25 W. Madison— Rich in tradition, rigid in military deportment, a commodious and comfortable cinema just now a bit raucous with automatic accom paniments for usually good pictures. ROOSEVELT— 110 N. State— A little newer than McVickers, a little smaller, a little less formal and a lot less comfort able. Non-partisan despite its name. CHICAGO— State at Lake— The Town's show cinema, the place to take the cousin from Walla Walla, and a usually good show usually composed of too many and (Continued on Page 4) THE CI4ICAG0AN Costumes that have the flair and exquisite taste of the current mode . . . hats . . . street clothes . . . evening gowns . . . furs . . . wraps . . . may be selected at leisure in the Blue Green Salon ... at prices that you will approve . . . McAVOY....615 North Michigan. ...Superior 8720 4 varied elements. Five thousand — count 'em — seats; mostly occupied. Continuous and well patrolled by Balaban & Katz ORIENTAL— 20 W. Randolph— Scene of Paul Ash's rise, leavetaking and — shortly return. Pictures, too, are shown. And the best stage band in Town, if a stage band may be described as best. North GRANADA — Sheridan at Devon — Pleas antly Spanish, warmly spacious, amply ac commodated and altogether hospitable. Expertly awarded palm as housing best sound-reproducing equipment in Town. Stage stars, stage bands, organ produc tions and motion pictures. South AVALON— 79th at Stony Island Avenue ¦ — A Moorish temple over a Moorish garden by a Swedish architect for Irish showmen and their extremely variegated stockholders. A delight in itself. Audi ble pictures, actors and bandsmen. West MARBRO — -Madison at Crawford — Sister to the Granada and sharer with that thea tre in stage stars, bands and performers. Not to mention pictures, which talk and otherwise engage ear as well as eye. SPORTS BASEBALL — Cubs: Brooklyn at Brooklyn, Sept. 21,22; Philadephia at Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 25, 26; New York at New York, Sept. 27, 28, 29. White Sox: New York at Chicago, Sept. 20, 21, 22 (and George H. Ruth's last public Western performance); Washing- ington at Chicago, Sept. 23, 24, 25; Philadelphia at Chicago, Sept. 27, 28, 29, 30. Baseball est mort. Vive'. FOOTBALL — September 29 — Chicago vs. South Carolina and Ripon*, Stagg Field; Indiana vs. Wabash at Bloomington. (*Double game.) October 6- — Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin at Madison; Chicago vs. Wyoming at Chi cago; Northwestern vs. Butler at Evans- ton; Illinois vs. Bradley at Urbana. See page 1 1 for further information. BOATING — Chicago Yacht Club, Fifth Race series B, Sept. 22; C. Y. C. Annual Autumn Regatta and Sheldon Clark Trophy Race (open), off Naval Pier, Sept. 29; C. Y. C. Series B, Sixth Race, Oct. 6. See page 13. POLO— At Oak Brook— Sept. 23, Cam paign Polo Cup; Sept. 29, Polo Pony Show; Sept. 30, Central Polo Cup; On- wentsia, Carranor Hunt and Polo Club at Toledo, Sept. 20-22; Sept. 25-30, Oak Brook at Hinsdale. BOXING— John M. Malloy show, Midway Gardens, Sept. 24; Mique Malloy, Octo ber 1, 8. RACING — The Arlington track and mu- tuels for a final burst of glory daily until the season ends October 9. TABLES BLACKSTOKE HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 4300. A dignified, exclusive hotel known the world over as a high point. Irving Margraff's stringed quintette. August Dittrich is headwaiter. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 South Michigan. Wabash 4400. The largest commercial inn on the planet, yet nicely adjusted to individual service. Husk O'Hare in the main dining room for dance music from 6:30 until 9:30. Stalder is headwaiter. [listings begin on page 2] CONGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. A show place with the wise and worldly society of the Bal loon Room and the boulevard glitter of Peacock Alley. Isham Jones gives way for Johnny Hemp's smooth band. Ray Barrec is headwaiter. i PALMER HOUSE — State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A comfortable, compe tent stopping place conveniently situated and made enjoyable by the Palmer House Symphony, a refreshingly adept orches tra. Mutschler is headwaiter. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 East -On tario. Delaware 0930. The best of the night places, suave, merry, aware and well gilded. And Helen, carissima, liveliest of night club hostesses. Helen Burke we here praise as a splendid singer, a notable red-head, a sweet girl and kind* to her mother, but the handsome Italian adjec tive we all along intended for Helen De Lay. (Mention The Chicagoan.) John G. Itta is headwaiter. Closes 6 a..m. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. A popular and merry club with an open air annex. Negro musicians by Professor Tyler. Entertainers. Gay peo ple. A novel Moorish room. Gene Har ris is headwaiter. Closes 7 a. m. CLUB APEX— 330 East 3 5th. Douglas 4878. A black and tan cabaret with something of the Harlem intellectual touch about it. Customers apt to be morons or millionaires. Professor Jimmy Newman at the music corner. Frank Sine is headwaiter. Never closes. CHEZ PIERRE— Ontario and Fairbanks Court. Superior 1347. A delightful and innocent club with a sprightly revue, good music — Professor Earl Hoffman — and nice people. Paul is headwaiter. Late enough. KELLT'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. A show place notable as the noisiest of night clubs. The whoopee resembles a cheering section. Informal and cheap. Johnny Makely is headwaiter. GRANADA CAFE— 6800 Cottage Grove. Hyde Park 0646. A smart, young and lively night place opening to voluptuous music by Professor Guy Lombardo. Apt to be jammed week-end nights. Young, zestful customers. Gayest of the south side places. Billy Leather is headwaiter. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. The best floor show and after theatre display in town. Diversified pat ronage. Professor Ray Miller orches trates. Considerable whoopee. Until 2 a. m. Julius Brown is headwaiter. Open ing October 1. VILLA VENICE— Milwaukee Road. Wheel ing 8. Perhaps the most beautifully situ- TU£ CHICAGOAN ated road place in America, this excellent arlor will be open throughout Septem- er. [Applause.] ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Wabash 0770. The stately victuals of Albion pass in review. Present Arms! CAFE LOUISIANE— 1341 South Michi gan. Michigan 1837. Victory 10533. Creole cooking transplanted from New Orleans here affords opportunity for some of the most rapturous dining on this planet. Music for dancing (who cares) until 12. Mons. Max is headwaiter. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 1011 North Rush. Delaware 4598. Resolute Swedish dishes introduced by a hand-picked, splendid smorgasbrod, though not as capable at the finish (no pun). RED STAR INN— 1528 North Clark. Delaware 3942. German food elaborately done and most satisfying in a quaint, leis urely eating parlor. JULIEN'S— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. French table d' hote in stupendous proportions for a very hefty diner. A plain, modest, democratic table — some thing of a show place. Call for reserva tions and a forecast of the menu. VICTOR HOUSE— 9 East Grand Avenue. Delaware 1848. Italian and robust. Not at all pretentious, but sumptuous edibles soothingly put before the eater. IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE — 632 North Clark. Delaware 4144. Sea foods in all seasons in great variety. A me morable after theatre restaurant. Open until 4 a. m. L'AIGLON— 22 West Ontario. Delaware 1909. French and moderately ritzy. Pri vate dining rooms if desired. Teddy Majerus is host. It pays to get ac quainted. SALLY'S— 4650 Sheridan Road. A break fast place until 9 a. m. or thereabouts, notable for a motley and interesting night life crowd from the Wilson Avenue trad ing posts. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. A most pleasant, respectable dance and dinner choice. Compelling rhythms by the Beach Orchestra under the baton of Pro fessor Ted Fiorito. Very nice people. Very nice lake. Wildenhaus is head- waiter. Answers to the name William. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake- shore Drive. Superior 8500. Polished, well-heeled, competent — the heart of the Gold Coast and an extremely civilized inn. John Birgh is headwaiter. DRAKE HOTEL— Michigan Avenue at Lakeshore Drive. Superior 2200. Larg est of the class hotels. The Summer Garden open until September 26, when Professor Doctor Davis leads his band through "Home Sweet Home." There after the Professor Doctor will hold forth under roof. Nice place, nice people. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. BELMOHT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. SHORELAND HOTEL— 54 54 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. Excellent hostelries, both, for dinner after an afternoon of motoring. FALSTAFF RESTAURANT— 524 South Wabash. Wabash 5810. A new and toothsome Italian house which will be increasingly popular as the opera season draws on. Even now opera headliners deck its tables. Private dining rooms for hire. Ralph Boccia is manager. Give th' Little Girls a Hand VASSAR HOUSE— 153 East Erie. Dela ware 3143. Profits on food here con sumed help provide a Vassar scholarship. Good place. TI4ECWCAG0AN 5 "Invariably, I was silent" I FELT like a nit- wit in Macarthur's presence. He could discuss the important events of the day with a savoir- faire that was inspiring. Why was he so much better informed than me? One day, after listening to a particularly brilliant discourse of his on foreign affairs, I took him aside, and asked him where he acquired his battery of facts. "My dear fellow" he answered, "I read the newspaper." "I, too, read the news papers, but I do not have the same grip." "Not the newspapers" he replied "the NEWSpaper— the Chicago Daily Journal." And he added, "if you want to know what's significant, read the Saturday Digest, it's a review of all the major events of the week, in local, national and world-wide affairs. A pungent summary of facts, presented in refreshing magazine style." And that's my strength now . . . The Saturday Review of the News in CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL TI4E CHICAGOAN Fundamental Improvements Syncro-mesh transmission permits gear change at any speed. No clashing. Duplex four-wheel brakes operate with only a light touch on the pedal. Steering gear handles car with minimum effort. Adjustable front seat places brake and clutch within easy reach of any driver. An even more powerful and smoother-running Cadillac built, 90-degree, V-type Eight. Pneumatic Control principle applied to Fisher bodies assures quietness. n Security-Plate glass for safety. g Chromium plated exterior nickel parts provide permanent sheen. 1 2 3 4 5 6 New CADILLAC MOTOR CAR COMPANY CHICAGO BRANCH 2301 So. Michigan Avenue CADILLACS New La SALLE S New FLEETWOODS Buyers Who Prefer To Purchase From Income Will Find G. M. A. C Terms Convenient and Economical TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 7 (5^T45kMINENT psychologists probing the Major's complexes have dis- j^^Jvy covered distinct traces of (must it be written) business efficiency — \^xyC^ and it is undoubtedly this strange characteristic that enables him to disembarrass himself of much irritating detail so that he may achieve the Corinthian calm which never deserts him. For instance — crossing the threshold of his town residence, he is faced with the prospect of attending a series of functions that might well disturb even his celebrated equanimity. As far as his formal wardrobe is concerned, however, it is Saks- Fifth Avenue that will have to bear the burden of thought and effort. SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK .y M& from time to time we make announcements^ special importance, should you be interested, we will be pleased to add your name to our lists* 8 mtCUICAGOAN SfSEK t& y-^yy 3S£« mg> cachet t o possess a «|uiet, aristo cratic poise is the mark of the truly smart woman. This mark of distinction, which was high-lighted through out the European openings, distinguishes our Autumn and early Winter collections. Evening Gowns of simplic ity* and elegance, without elaboration. Street Dresses unobtru sively smart, individual and very reasonably priced. J? all /Showing Beginning JVLonaay, /Sept. 17 tk Pearlie Powell 320 Michigan Avenue * North Just /South of the JDriage CHICAGOAN THERE is a surprisingly apathetic attitude in the liquor trade toward the Liquor Question in all of its theoretical and political aspects. Night club and cabaret proprietors and other servitors to the demand for strong drink are indulging in only the most casual interest in the Question as an issue of the national political cam- paign. Summer business has been quite up to expectations and they view the prospect for the coming Winter with much satisfaction. Their interest in the trend of the popular vote in Novem ber, they say, is a most detached one; they wish for no change from the established order, and they expect none. Raids, padlocks and other occasional interferences with their business are accepted as natural and logical incidents of the trade which are compensated for by advantageous tariffs and other measures which they are able to resort to in the defense and promotion of their affairs. All of which constitutes a condition which is in no sense comforting or quieting to the thoughtful citizen. ? PROBLEMS involved in seeing Chicago from the air and from the water-front have been solved. Aerial views of the city from cabins and cockpits of comfort' able and secure airplanes may now be easily arranged for. The speed-boats which berth under the Michigan Avenue Bridge offer a convenient and pleasant mode of inspection of the Chicago that fronts the waterways. It now remains only for some still more exalted expert in transportation to evolve some means, practicable within the life expectancy of the average person, to see Chicago from the streets and highways. ? CUSTOMERS of the two great financial institutions which have consolidated to form Chicago's first billion dollar bank are likely to become a little dizay — both over the profound thought of a billion dollar bank and in the confusion, at the moment of drawing a check, concerning just what collection of bank titles must be written in to give the draft a fair chance of being honored. Fortunately, both of the consolidating institutions have given their patrons in the past few years considerable prac tice in resorting to the latest news on bank mergers before reciting or writing down the name of the counting house which, in their confident belief, is at the moment custodian of their funds. ? IN an earlier and happier day "Death Corner" in the Italian district on the near-Northside was the official and appointed center of assasination for certain groups of direct-actionists who do not care to trouble themselves with the slower processes of the law. It should be pointed out that the abandonment of a definite point of assasination is a decidedly unsystematic development and sooner or later may result in some discomfiture, if not annoyance, to the general public. We propose a Back-To-Death-Gorner movement and urge its earnest consideration by all those who may be making plans in this general connection. The existing arrangement divests The Tribune of the efficient practice of assigning serial numbers to each cur rent development, and imposes a hardship on the news paper boys generally who previously were able to cover the stories with only a glance through the swinging doors of a conveniently located headquarters. CHICAGOANS who may find themselves seized with the urge immediately to acquaint themselves with the text of the current Hecht-MacArthur contribu tion to the New York stage, "The Front Page," are to be accommodated by Mr. Pascal Covici, the publisher, now banished to New York from his former headquarters in Chicago. We do not know at the moment whether the United States Mails will be willing to convey this publication, but we have reason for believing that the Post Office author ities will show no great desire to serve. Doubtlessly, however, some means will be arrived at to get the book about, thereby making it easy for any person, determined to know more, to spend an unpleasant evening. ? AFTER all, polo in the effete East is not so very differ- . ent from polo at points westward. Years of keeping cool under the shady old elms of Meadow Brook haven't done a thing toward making the game serene, or ordered, or consistent. Consider the present situation. On the eve of the first great matches for the "Championship of the Americas," while the wily Argentinos are keying their game to battle, the best players of the United States are cutting each other's throats to make a team. The best defense to them, ap parently, is to get all slugged out on sparring partners. . In' a way those who love polo should not complain, for it is one of the traditions of polo that nothing is certain, and that is only one of the reasons while the game has such a hold. Not so many years ago, Mr. Malcolm Stevenson and Mr. Earle Hopping were thrown off an American team the night before a match with England. Last year Mr. Winston Guest and Mr. Cheever Cowdin were nudged aside the moment they heaved sighs of relief over having made the team. It is only natural, then, that nobody knows who's who this year; the wise man knows enough not to predict, for he remembers Mr. Louis E. Stoddard's remark : "Hell, I never made a team until five minutes before the gong rang." — M ARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 10 TUE CHICAGOAN The Chicagoan s Own Travelogue — No. VII The Tamiami Trail (Florida) THE CHICAGOAN n Football Comes Out of the Huddle A Pre-View of the New Season of Passes and Punts By CHARLES COLLINS THE approaching football season finds the intercollegiate game with its new weapon, the backward pass, firmly established in its arsenal. Last year there were doubters and scoffers about this expansion of the rules; there were even coaches who proclaimed, with tears dewing the moss on their chests, that the great rough tourna ments of thick-thewed youth were being trans formed into the less reck less pastime of basketball by this new sanction to toss the oval in any direction. But the experiment, although practised in a guarded and conservative fashion by al most every football instruc tor except Mr. Stagg, com pletely demonstrated the value of the play. By Thanksgiving Day the op ponents of the backward pass were silenced, and were compelled to direct their recalcitrance toward that old enemy, the try-for- point after touchdown. The few changes in the rules that have been made in preparation for the new season clarify the passing phase of the game. A back ward pass has been defined as one which is tossed two yards or more from thrower to receiver. (This also in cludes the lateral pass, thrown parallel, more or less, to the line of scrim mage.) A backward or lat eral pass which fails to fly two yards will not be "pro tected" — that is to say, if fumbled and then retrieved by the defense it may be carried for a run like any loose ball. But a backward pass that comes within the protection of the rules can not be carried, when recov ered, by either side, al though it belongs to the team which pounces upon it. This rule prevents a plain, old fashioned fumble in han dling the ball after it has been snapped back by the center from being declared a frustrated backward pass. THERE is also a new rule relating to the forward pass. It prevents ineligible players (the forwards) from going down the field while the ball is in the air. Before this rule was drawn, the offensive line-men were supposed to act like gentlemen and keep out of the play; but as a matter of fact they often served to screen the pass from the de fense. But this season they will be legally rooted to their places in the line; they are not allowed to cross the line of scrimmage until the players eligible Golf-Playing Yachtsman (irritably) : Demmit, Sir! Can't you keep it in the fairway ? 12 THE CHICAGOAN "Hoover or Smith — Smith or Hoover, they both look alike to me' ''Yeah — no individuality" to receive the pass are far down the field. Any movements of line-men suggesting attempts to screen a pass will be penalised by loss of yardage. Thus the great game ripens and mel lows. There have been changes in the rules, many of them drastic, every sea son since a boy with a broken leg said he could die for dear old Rutgers. But the period of evolution, it seems, is al most at an end. Football is reaching its final form. Critics are still nagging about the goal-kick after touch-down, but the powers that regulate the game appear to be too wise to heed their yapping. The try-for-point belongs to the origins and the logic of the game, and it will, I hope, remain in the rules. For one thing, it is the most dramatic single play in the football repertory; it contains a very definite element of cli max. For another, it is an excellent device for holding down the percentage of tied scores — a mechanism which every game needs. The yowlers who roar angrily against the try-for-point whenever their Alma Mater loses, 7 to 6, might just as well complain about a golf tournament that was won and lost by a single putt. FOOTBALL, for the people of the Land of Great Lakes and Rivers, means, of course, the schedules of the Western Conference, alias the Big Ten, plus the free-lancing Notre Dame. One phase of the program this year is the increased number of intersectional combats. The Maroons of Chicago will meet South Carolina, Wyoming and Pennsylvania, all on Stagg Field. Northwestern will meet Kentucky for a mild intersectional between its dates with Ohio State and Illinois. But the last game of the season on Dyche Field will be vivid with interest, for then the hardy boys from Dartmouth, who oc casionally win the national champion ship, will be the hostile guests of the Purple Wildcats. Dartmouth has a strong Chicago following, and many of its alumni live here. Tickets will be scarce, so do your November 24 shop ping early. Ohio State will complete its series with Princeton; Michigan will con tinue its feud with the Navy; Iowa will pick on easy South Dakota; Indiana will try its luck with tough Oklahoma, which defeated Chicago last year; and Wisconsin will seek to prove who won the Civil War by bringing Alabama, another recent national champion, to its new stadium above Mendota's wa ters. It is interesting to note that the Badger amphitheater will be dedicated by a match with Notre Dame, which violates all traditions for the first game of the season. It's like trying to eat a buffalo for breakfast. Prophecies of the winner in the Big Ten elimination contest are not yet in order. Ready guessers will no doubt have high hopes of Illinois, because Herr Zuppke's well-drilled Prussians came home with the mythical trophy last fall. But it would not be safe to argue that they can repeat, although Illinois is usually found close to the top of the column when the percent ages are figured. Michigan will be without Ooster- baan, except as an assistant coach; Purdue will miss "Cotton" Wilcox, al though he will teach the freshmen how to carry the ball; Northwestern will think regretfully of the mighty Lewis and the fleet Gustafson, although re joicing in Capt. Holmer. Indiana is well regarded by the paper strategists, and Wisconsin, with one hundred men out for practice, may live up to the glamour of its new stadium. Minne sota will have power. What will hap pen at Ohio State and Iowa is on the knees of the gods. THE case of Chicago has special in terest. For the first time in years Mr. Stagg has admitted that he thinks he will have a strong team. Early in June he said (privately) that if two of THE CHICAGOAN 13 his players, then trying to work off con ditions in summer school, should pass their examinations and keep out of further scholastic difficulties, he would not do any worrying. These were Mendenhall, the half-back, and Weav er, the giant guard. Mendenhall was a brilliant sophomore last season, and was often the spear-head of the Maroon attack. I count on his winning All- Western honors this year. Weaver, a novice at football last fall, a player who had not come to a realisation of his tremendous strength, should be a man- eater this year. The Maroons are also looking forward to dashing achieve ments by a sophomore named Van Nice, whose ball-carrying on the fresh man team suggested comparisons to Welch of Purdue. Stagg lost a num ber of veterans by graduation, but with the shining exception of Kenneth Rouse, they were not greatly lamented. Notre Dame will hold the fort at Soldier Field, again, with the Middies from Annapolis as opponents. The oc casion will have plenty of that stirring quality which the sports writers are so fond of calling "color" — almost as much as the match between the Army and the Navy (21 to 21) two years ago. The date is October 13. A let ter to the football tickets committee, Notre Dame, Ind., is the sensible way to try to buy tickets. I sent my cer tified check last July. Eatinerary Your first stop must be Potterstown — They serve such lovely dumplings there. And, after, you should motor down And eat creamed trout at Leaping Bear. Yosemite? Oh, yes. But first You ought to drive to Sinkernip. My dear! Such gorgeous liverwurst! You'll find a meal well worth the trip. And then there's Blipsberg, famous for Its luscious cheese and jellied snails; And Piney Lodge at Guzzlemore That's noted for its deviled quails. I know that country like a book. The scenery? No, I couldn't say . . . We've never had much time to look At hills and things along the way! — p. E. Belmont Harbor - - C. Y. C. A Landsman Investigates a Gay Industry By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN LINCOLN PARK drowses in * autumn sunshine, a sleep fretted by lackadaisical grass-tennis (piddling bean-bag sport) and leisurely park- golf. The boulevard is alive, but it is an artery of a city and must pulse if the city is to live. Park people idle down, stare at grass and water, or sleep unabashed on decorous city turf under la2;y foliage, already tired in the autumn air. Not so the brisk fellows of the Chicago Yacht Club. They have been up early, changed into baggy clothing and disreputable yachting caps, run up sail and tilted off through the narrow entrance of Belmont harbor into the wide lake. "R" class boats race to 8- mile buoy and return. The scudding "Pups" on a triangular course. Fleet out, a few yachtsmen loll around the club house, scan the sky line, eye the wind and gossip of boats and racing the Great Lakes over. Nautical mystery all of this to a lands man who scarcely comprehends the art of sailing close to a wind and is astounded at the intricacies and termi nology of rigging and displacement. Belmont harbor is still. A high wall of city apartments on the drive shelters its man-made basin. When the fleet is in, some 200 craft, power and sail, nose to their anchors. Even when the fleet is out laggard boats herd together like so many gracing creatures all snif fing up-wind in a quiet pasture. Across water from the Chicago Yacht Club, the Fish Fan's galleon is ingloriously sunk in a single fathom. A hulking dredge mopes in another corner of the lagoon, a red turtle sunning itself, im mensely indifferent to minnow yachts. A plump lady swimming from the Club House, dives, paddles, emerges and dives again. Lounging yachtsmen quicken. The "Pups" are coming in. A TILTED sail, like a furled banner, moves along the lakefront seeking the harbor entrance. A puff of blue 14 THE CHICAGOAN "Brisk fellows . smoke and the lagging report of a toy cannon announce a winner. Then, nimbly, the first "Pup" enters. Long before a landsman's eye can discern the "Pup's" number in the high angle of its one sail, a yachtsman has called its name. There is a buzz of satisfied com ment. This particular "Pup" hasn't been winning regularly, but here is solace in victory. Once inside the harbor mouth the little boat advances briskly under perfect control. To the amazement of a landsman it keeps its sail filled and very deftly picks out its anchor buoy. Two young fellows come ashore in a dory, their caps set jaun tily. Another sail marches along the rubble harbor wall. The second "Pup" enters. One learns with surprise that it is only 18 feet long. And, with more surprise, that a new "Pup" costs about $2,000. Is built in the East by veteran ship builders who shape the craft as carefully as a fiddle, and is loaded with lead in its keel to balance the side thrust of the tall sail. Yachtsmen talk of design and build ers. The "Pup" class, it appears, is relatively fixed to certain standards. Now and then a gaff is used with the sail, but the single sail without a gaff — a rigging as old as Egypt — seems to be just as satisfactory. The "Eagle" boat, say 28 feet long, is a more com plex craft. Costs probably $2,800. And sail and hull may be adjusted to dif ferent formulae so that more variation in speed and sea-worthiness can be worked out. In the big "R" class — about $12,000 — variations are still more interesting. Hull and rigging are tested out in combinations leading through rivalry to improvement until . . . up early" boat-wise men wonder at the ultimate development of sailing craft. Another "Pup" slides into harbor. A daring fellow on one of the anchored craft climbs his main stick monkey fashion and does things with the rig ging as he swings the reverse pendulum of a rocking mast. TALK runs to the "Eagle" boats. One catches names and skippers. The Falcon, Skipper Bob Haynie. The Orn, Dr. George G. Davis. Altm'r, Dr. A. R. Metz. And the Vista, Morris Potter. (The lad atop his mast reaches its very highest tip. He is vouchsafed a casual glance.) "R" boats are discussed: The Calypso, Dr. Potter. The Fantome, Will S. Faurot. The Gossoon, Kim ball and Railton. The T^ancy, Skipper Sam Dauchy. Sari, Mitzi, and Colleen (a winsome trio one would guess) skippered by E. R. Peacock, F. P. Merkle and Sterling Morton. And the Ardelle, C. C. Wright. And the Ariel, jointly owned by Messers. Crowder, Vail and Sheridan. Commodore George W. Woodruff pilots the Romance, a converted sub chaser; another is Col. Robert Morse's Rosinco. A cheer from the harbor mouth. "R's" are coming in from the 8-mile buoy. Seen from the harbor wall they stand against the skyline like an armada. Feathered quills a-tilt on the wide blue water. A power cruiser eases carefully through the harbor mouth and straightens out for horizon. A belated "Pup" scuds along, angled down under the pressure of wind and rudder, straightens up at the harbor and deftly slips inside. The quills are larger now but still far off. Michigan catches a ruffle of onshore wind and waves slap against the rip-rap and piling. The first "R" boat drives be fore that wind to finish gloriously. Again the toy cannon. THE winner wears round and beats off toward skyline again, sails fluttering for the turn. Thus a yacht race. And thus sport. Down along the piling a representa tive of an older sporting fraternity un hooks a tiny perch and flips it back into the water. The Yacht Club is 52 years old; founded in 1876. The boat with a sail is perhaps 5,000 years old. But the fisherman clan still seeks its founder in immemorial antiquity. The whiskered old fellow who has just released an undersized fish looks toler antly at the sails along his horizon. They are upstarts, these yachtsmen. Gadabouts. Mere mayflies in the an cient panorama of water sports. Philo sophically, he spits on his bait. Poetic Acceptances Milt Gross Accents the Chair of Head of the English De partment at a Metro politan University Dirr Meester Prasident wit de Burd from Trostees; It ees witt gret axcitement I shood haxcapt from de gudgeous job so wot you heff uffered me. A job wot it was de hequivalant from a keeng. Yi! Yi! Yi! Yi! So haxtrimmly riggle weel I luk puzd hin dot cherr from Hinglish as mine hown Honcle witt mine Fodder witt mine Grenfod- der weel not know me. Hm — dun't de whole tunn was tukking. Hat lest heff mine gretest drims ma- tirrilized. So wan hefternoon hin de nirr futcher so I'll was priperring mine lactchers from wot I rimamber abott de Hinglish lengwage. I hup dot cheer weel be nitt bot not guddy witt hall de haccomodations wot I see from de hedwertisements. I was himagine hit noo: himmeculate witt slightly tradbare witt walwarn hedges witt houtsprad herms witt nuislass kesters. A tousand poddons was I gassing wrung. So mine henswer from rispownce so it made I haxcept. Witt hall doo rispact, Milt Gross wot was gung to huld dun witt de cherr from Hinglish. — DONALD PLANT. THE CHICAGOAN 15 INJUN SUMMER ————— — 16 THE CHICAGOAN Why Paris? A Reluctant Traveler Ruminates By IRENE CASTLE MCLAUGHLIN LYING in the dungeon I was destined * to call home for six days (an in side cabin — the last to be had on this "Queen of the Seas") I had a wild desire to get up, dress, and go home. It was two a. m. and we were not sailing for another two hours. The scene at the dock — a little before mid night — was not reassuring. It had left me with an uneasy feeling of insecurity. The lack of discipline and order, the drunks (of both sexes) being rushed off between stalwart friends (or enemies) on this sweltering night in June. Thou sands of sightseers had crowded the stairways and decks of the Fleur de Lis. I had with great difficulty pushed my way up, then down, the stairway full of perspiring humanity, to find my hole in the wall — four flights below! The noises outside still persisted. If only my Yankee spirit had not rebelled at the thought of losing the seven hundred and fifty dollars I had paid out re luctantly to this over-popular Line, I should have yielded to the temptation to go home. A sudden burst of homesickness and feeling of helplessness had swept over me. I began to ask myself why I had come. I had simply said for a year that I was going abroad this summer — it had become a fixed idea, a duty, this con stant repetition. Couc must be right. As summer drew near I had felt the trip to Paris closing in on me. Mechanically I went about getting my passport and tickets. To all wails from the family at my going I brought forth convincing arguments to show that I had to go — though I had more than a little diffi culty in finding any. I just had not gone last year and so there was no question but that I would have to go this summer. A tearful goodbye to the baby, an apologetic goodbye to Frederic (it was his birthday, too, I learned on our way to the station — which added to my humiliation) and I was on my way! I could no more have turned back than fly — such slaves are we to the decisions and convictions of our subconscious selves! THERE was nothing about this boat that I liked! It was ultra- moderne — which annoyed me. I prefer a fountain to look a good old-fashioned fountain rather than a cluster of organ pipes! And it is all very well to distort the proportions of a door-knob or chair- leg, but one just could not tamper with the long-standing conception of the hind legs of a horse! The ship was much too large. It was like being dropped into a strange city — without an address. Crowds of un familiar faces jammed the salons and upper decks. Orchids were every where. Each new day fresh clusters appeared on the ample fronts of portly ladies (not one or two, but six or seven orchids) ! I began to dislike them in tensely. The faces above them were so grey and ugly that one had the grotesque feeling that the orchids were growing on them, as they adorn dead tree trunks in the tropics. We had been on board a whole twenty-four hours and I had received no baskets, telegrams or packages. It is not that one ever wants the flowers and fruit usually sent to the boat, but it is a great comfort to receive them. I felt, too, that my faithful Mrs. Filby (maid and constant companion for many years) would think I was slipping. No longer the popular girl of my dancing days! THE CHICAGOAN 17 Surely my friends had accepted my departure with great calm! AT last! — the fruit, flowers, wires, , accompanied by the usual ads from automobile salesrooms and insur ance agents, arrived. I had been listed in the office as in 296 — while in reality I was far below in 496. A young man who had been told to look me up had called at 296 our first day out, and the door had been opened by a large gentle man in pajamas! I am feeling quite proud of myself, having come away from the race meet ing at Arlington with a thirty-five dollar profit probably due to the fact that the last day I was there I did not see Mr. Bruen, the manager, to get any of his tips. In any case, I shall not breathe of my financial prosperity, above a whisper while on board or I know I will disembark at Plymouth with a half interest in the dining-room steward or one of those plush dogs auctioned off at the Concert, against everyone's will. The important event on board is the "battle of the diamonds" between Peggy Joyce and Mabel Boll. The latter seems to be way out in front on the diamonds, but a little behind in other respects. These girls are both carrying around fortunes that would make it dangerous for them to play Chicago. Diamonds may come bigger than theirs, but I have never seen them outside the Tower of London. The tonnage of human flesh on board must closely rival the ship's! And how these massive ladies do like beaded dresses. Most of them cannot weigh less than ninety-five pounds empty — the dresses I mean. I am still wondering why I came. However, I shall do the right thing by our Paris — and creep home tongue- weary, foot-sore, and poorer, by far. * Earle B. Allen, Ex-ordinary Seaman, USN, who enlisted in the U. S. Navy on 6 June, 1911, at Kansas City, Mo., and was discharged on 26 April, 1913, with a med ical survey discharge on account of physical disability (chronic sea sickness) is habitu ally victimizing members of the Naval Re serve and men on Recruiting Duty. His personal characteristics are as follows: Powder marks, chin; scar %" left palm; 2 scars left index; scar %" left arm; scar ?4" right wrist; scar 3" left shin; scar Vl right shoulder. At present he has a stiff right hand and a stiff right leg and uses a gold headed cane. — T^aval Bulletin. Victimize? Mrs. McCormick Entertains An Informal Report of the Formalities By MAUREEN MCKERNAN MRS. EDITH ROCKEFELLER McCORMICK entertained one guest at an informal supper, just at sundown, the other evening on the rear lawn of her town house at 1000 Lake Shore Drive. Though traffic along the Drive past her house is terrific, to say the least, and though Oak Street Beach, just be yond the street, is a disgrace swarming with dirty children from the west side who crawl in and out of their little cotton bathing suits in the scanty shel ter of the bushes in the parking, the McCormick garden is quiet, lovely and seemingly remote. The roar of motors and the shrill hum of voices on the beach are muted and become but a dis tant overtone from beyond the heavy banks of shrubbery and the high fence of hand wrought iron. The sky and the lake are seen like a pattern of lace between the lattices of leaves and iron 'scrolls and the bathers become but a heaving bit of pleasing color. A very pleasant place, this back yard of Mrs. McCormick's, and the shut out city makes it seem rather precious, as one looks down into it from the barber's chair on the second floor of a building across the street. (The barber's chair was a swell ring side seat to Mrs. McCormick's supper party.) FIRST, a gentleman who looked and acted like butlers must look and act came down from the back porch. After poking a toe into the lawn here and there, and after moving from one shaded spot to another, he stopped, erect and dignified, just in the center of the lawn. Then he gave a small wave "Shine?" is TWECWICAGOAN of the hand. In response two little fellows in black came down the steps of the porch;, from behind the ivy trellis. They carried a small table between them. It is possi ble for two people to carry a table be tween them down a flight of steps and across a stretch of grass without bark ing the shins, swearing, stumbling or tipping the table. These two little chaps did it. They set the table exactly in front of the butler. Then they stood erect at each end. The butler waved again. Now two little men, also in black, came from behind the ivy. They each car ried a loaded tray. When they reached the table they stood at attention, hold ing their trays, just behind the two waiters. The second pair one might call runners. They did all the running during the meal. A runner standing behind each of the waiters, at the two ends of the table, the butler made more motions with his hand. First he would wave his hand. Then a waiter would turn to a runner. The runner would hand the waiter something from his tray, a dish or a piece of silver, linen or glass ware. The waiter would place it on the table in a spot pointed out by the butler. So it went until, in no time at all, the five of them had the little four- by-four table set for two. Then the runners, having brought out two chairs, disappeared behind the ivy trellis. The waiters stood behind the two chairs, one waiter behind each chair. The butler then went into the house and came out again. He took his place behind and a little toward the house from the hostess' chair. Then the hostess and her guest, who happened to be a gentleman, came from some hidden door onto a back verandah and from there safely down across the lawn. The butler bowed and the wait ers pulled out the chairs. NOW there was a very fury of ex' citement and tense activity, though I'll bet a pretty not a hint of it wafted to the diners. First the but ler would give a small wave, then the runners would hurry gently from the porch with a covered dish, each. The butler would lift the cover and peek, after which the dish was handed to the waiter by the runner, after which it was set upon the table. When a dish was empty the waiter would hand it to a runner who would take it up to the house and hand it to a vague form standing in the back doorway. In return he would receive a full dish — and so it ran along, all as smoothly and simply and easily as you can imagine — the way these five men on the lawn and the ones in the doorway served that little supper on the lawn, for two. The dinner lasted perhaps an hour. Then Mrs. McCormick and her guest went back into the house. The wait ers gave the linen and silver left over to the runners. The runners disap peared behind the ivy. The waiters, facing to the front, walked across the lawn and up the steps with the table between them, without stumbling, barking their shins, swearing or tipping the table. The butler was last. He looked about, stopped to pick a leaf from a branch, and then, slowly and with dig nity, he walked across the lawn through the twilight, up the back steps and disappeared behind the ivy trellis. TWE CHICAGOAN 19 CI4ICAGOAN/ HAVING finished his schooling in Antwerp, young Nuyttens was sent to Chicago on a visit to an uncle. This uncle appears to have been a practical fellow. He sur veyed the Belgian nephew and asked one question: "What can you do?" "Paint," said Pierre. "Can you paint a boat?" "Is this," beamed Pierre, "a commission?" "Well," the uncle was tol erant. "I'd call it a job, but have it your own way. Remem ber, three coats over all and copper paint below the water line." Young Nuyttens did poorly on the craft. Having introduced the young immigrant to strenuous Ameri canism by asking "what can you do?" instead of "who were your ancestors?", the relative next in oculated his guest with go-get ting business principles. He hired the boy out to a Jewish clothier — without wages— in or der that the young fellow might learn English and develop com mercial acumen, all the while living at his uncle's home. ALAS, commerce, too, was a broken reed. The clothing store went bankrupt. When a receiver ar rived he lined up all the clerks and called roll. As each clerk answered he was given his wages and his freedom. Pierre was at the very end of the line. But after his name was no stipulated salary. Mr. Nuyttens kept his job at the same pay. Within a year he had become a window decorator at $35 a week and so scored his first success. Then, his American tour over, the young boat-painter, clothier, window- trimmer, returned to Belgium and re lapsed to art. He entered the Royal Academy, Antwerp, and, later, the Ecol des Beaux Arts, Paris. Again he came to America — not as a visitor with the uncle. Instead he was received at Washing ton, praised— because of his artistic achievements — at the Belgian Legation and welcomed by society. The tri umph continued in New York. For the second time in America he was given a painting commission — this time Pi e r r e By HELEN LOBDELL Pierre Nuyttens — Etched by Pierre Nuyttens a portrait of the lovely Irene Castle. Others followed. Anon he yielded to the motion picture houri, though, in fairness to the young Belgian, the alli ance must have been a pact of love; his salary with Vitagraph came to seventy-five dollars a week. EVENTUALLY, young Nuyttens returned to Chicago, still an artist. There was, of course, the neces sity of painting from models and, if we believe hearsay, he employed a local girl at 50 cents an hour. Her name was Gloria Swanson. Agnes Ayres and Catherine Hill Menjou sat also. A pistol crack at Sarajevo echoed into the rumble of war. Pierre Nuyt tens threw himself heart and soul into service for the Belgian cause. His drawings and etchings "The War in Allegory" are still remembered, among them "The Rape of Belgium," "Brit annia Crosses the Channel" and "Kul- tur on the High Seas," a ghastly thing, its background the stricken hull of the Lusitania, and two dead women afloat. Thus it is that Pierre Nuyttens is a Knight of the Order of Leopold II. A revealing insight into the pas sionate, serious, earnest side of the man widely known as mas ter of the Chez Pierre and di rector of the glittering revues at that carefree night place. PIERRE'S studio, at the rear of the club itself, is brave with the works of its director. Etchings of Washington, Lin coln, Wilson and so on grad ually down to likenesses of Harding, Coolidge and finally, James Whitcomb Riley. A ver satile portrait artist, surely. There are, too, the Chinese antiques, exquisitely done and lovingly acquired; two of the most important devils were strenuously collected during the Boxer Rebellion and there has been correspondence with the British government about their return. However, Pierre Nuyt tens was never in China. There is the book, also, a splendid volume bearing the fol lowing slogan on its title page: Giovanni Boccaccio The Immortal Decameron This, the Marion Rose Randall Edition, is limited to 140 sets Translated and Illustrated by Pierre Nuyttens BUT let us leave the library. Pierre is hard at decorating the night club. Just now he is sockless and shirt less (the thermometer stands at 100) and engaged with a frieze of icicles. Orloff, the famous Russian wolfhound, looks on, panting. Tonight Orloff will receive the ca resses of fair women and wander among gay tables. Just now he sur veys an empty room and sniffs for a rat. His master begins a new icicle. Tonight he will be master of the revue. I quote The Chicagoan: CHEZ PIERRE— Ontario and Fairbanks Court. Superior 1347. A delightful and innocent club, but lately (Bravo!) out from under a threatened Federal injunc tion. Earl Hoffman's music. Cheerful entertainment. Paul is headwaiter. 20 THE CHICAGOAN AS you all know there are innumer- L able types of hunts. There is, for example, stag-hunting in England, big-game hunting in Africa, snipe-hunt ing in Wisconsin and man-hunting by debutantes — everywhere. This partic ular article has to do with fox-hunting. And our new hunting country. Fox-hunting holds sway wherever there is enough money and a surplus of red corpuscles. It caters to those fortu nate beings who are content to leave modernistic painting to the art critics, and involved poetry to the women's clubs. And if fox-hunting is not native to the middle west, it has proved a pleasant importation and is increasing by leaps, not to say bounds. Each autumn there are more "pink" coats adding color to the landscape. Full- throated he-men and deep-chested she- women mount their prancing steeds and race madly after a pack of hounds, which in turn race madly after a fleeing fox. When no fox is available, a "drag" is laid for the hounds to follow. Hounds apparently enjoy being fooled, day after day, by this synthetic scent. Par ticularly the Lake Forest hounds, which have seen so few foxes that they wouldn't know one from a red Chow dog. Heretofore the estates, farm-lands and cabbage-patches around Lake For est have provided the hunting scene for this part of the world. But no more. Lake Forest has been abandoned. What with own-your-own home subdivisions, trains, automobiles and wire, the hounds and horses didn't stand much of a chance. The place had become too civilized; or, let us say, too real estat-ed. So, last autumn saw the finish of pink coats, riderless horses and broken panels in Lake Forest. The end of a twenty year hunt. LEAVING sentiment aside, there is .* no need to weep over the passing of Lake Forest, for a new— a bigger and better — hunting country is to be opened this fall, fourteen miles to the north west, at Gurnee. This new seat for hunting enthusiasts abounds in rolling land (well-nigh uninhabited), natural ditches and fordable streams : a wonder ful playground for equines and canines, alike. Three thousand acres of gallop ing country, with nary a Krenn 6? Dato sign in sight. The development of Gurnee as hunt ing country was the pet project of Mr. Austin H. Niblack, M. F. H. of the Onwentsia pack. Through his untiring Pastime for 1 All Roads Lead to By ALICIA PATTERSON work and worry, first-class stable quar ters accommodating sixty horses have been erected, the country paneled and the farmers pacified. A large job. Three hundred jumps have already been built, with many more in the making. They are not easy obstacles. For the top rails telegraph poles have been imported. If a horse hits a fence — well, there is something for the motion-picture cam eras. The jumps range from three to four feet; and there are chicken-coops, bank jumps, in-and-outs, ditch jumps and regular post-and-rails. A formi dable array. If you think hunting is easy, just hire a horse for the day and come out. Ten to one, you won't do it again. Of course there will be a club house. Every well-appointed hunt has one. For the present, at Gurnee, the hunt club will be a made-over farmhouse, with casual contributions of furniture from the members. But who cares? It will serve its purpose. Mr. Niblack, the M. F. H., was for a time seriously considering the idea of populating the new hunting country with twenty-four girl foxes and twen ty-four boy foxes, but later had to give it up. Foxes, it has been discovered, do not care for this climate. And farmers do not care for foxes. The farmers around Gurnee seemed to harbor the opinion that there are enough ways for their crops and poultry to be destroyed, without going to the trouble of bringing in several platoons of sly reynards. Should one of these furry fellows actu ally break cover one day this autumn it will be a great surprise to everyone, including the hounds. Pastime for Princes! — prime sport of the nation! Strength in their sinew and bloom on their chee\; Health to the old, to the young recreation; All for enjoyment the hunting-field see\. — R. E. EGERTON WARBURTON. ¦>:«"* THE CHICAGOAN 21 r 1 n c e s G u r n e e MANY Lake Foresters contemplate packing bag and baggage and moving out to Gurnee. One thousand acres have already been purchased by Mr. Austin Niblack, Mr. Leslie Behr and Mr. Robert Thorne. There are other avid contenders for choice land sites. The call of the soil appears to have created havoc among the best cir cles. This concentrated "back to nature" movement threatens t<3 disturb the prim serenity of Lake Forest society. Three years ago the Onwentsia Hunt could boast but fifteen members. There are now more than thirty. Next fall the number will beyond doubt be dou bled. This means that the horse, rather than the automobile, is here to stay. New members to a hunt are, however, bound to bring confusion. They are usually green riders, mounted on green horses. Hunting etiquette is to them less familiar than the etiquette made famous by Mrs. Emily Post, and they are apt to perform peculiar feats of horsemanship. One fancies that these green riders carry, pasted in their top- hats, a list of rules, such as: Never cut out anyone at the jumps; never ride up on the horse in front of you; never run over the hounds; refrain from clucking audibly to your horse, etc. You can see them trying to remember all these rules, and attempting to remain in the saddle at the same time. Their expressions in such moments are apt to be somewhat pensive. Hunting offers the casual bystander the greatest free show in the world: the last of the picturesque pageants. And each meeting of the Onwentsia hounds has been attended by a goodly cavalcade of motor cars crowded with eager onlookers. Some of them are relations and friends of the riders; some have merely come out of curiosity, on the off chance of witnessing a spill or two. Seldom are any of them disap pointed. The cavalcade of cars is halted at a dusty turn in the road : hounds go rushing through a thicket, through and over a rail fence; a sweep of pink- coated horsemen, thundering on toward the fence; one mount clears the fence; another; another; a lady in a black habit, graceful in a side-saddle, draws an admiring exclamation from the gal lery; then, of a sudden a horse is down! The rider behind pulls up sharply to avoid jumping on his fallen neighbor; the other riders are, in turn, forced to pull up. Horses begin refusing, men begin swearing. Pandemonium. For some of the people in the cars, it is better than Barnum # Bailey's. The first cool autumn day will bring a meeting of the Onwentsia hounds, and this autumn all roads lead to Gurnee. 22 TWECUICAGOAN HThe STk G E Give These Little Girls and Boys a Hand By CHARLES COLLINS THE proper way to greet the ad vent of the theatrical season is to speak kindly of the new shows. As a matter of fact, they are all good (each in its own way, of course, or as a cer tain Personage of the daily press would say, "in kind"), and generosity does not strain the conscience. To begin with a rampaging success, here is "The Trial of Mary Dugan" at the Adelphi, challenging anyone to name a better trial-scene melodrama. It proves that Bayard Veiller, an old master whose career runs back twenty years or more, leads the American drama in this vein. Moreover, he gives his audiences the juice of scandal and the thrill of horror without employing the gutter-snipe dialogue of the young moderns. Mr. Veiller has written three of the best melodramas of my memory — the other two being "Within the Law" and "The Thirteenth Chair." If he were an European, American college professors would be delivering lectures about his technique, which is Ann Harding, described by Charles Collins as "a star who has the gift of listening eloquently," in Bayard Veiller' s "The Trial of Mary Dugan" consummate. The staging of "The Trial of Mary Dugan," presenting the court proceed ings and atmosphere as an unbroken unity, is a part of the authorship. "Since there is so much drama in a court room scene that it never fails to hold the audience's attention," said Mr. Veiller to himself, "I will write a play that never goes outside of the court." And in so doing, he became a pioneer. This is the first time, I think, that it has ever been done. Mr. Veiller thus broke into history — if the unorganized chronicles of the stage may be called historical records. Incidentally he wrote a play whose production would not shame the Moscow Art Theater in its un -psychological moments. I doubt, however, if the earnest Russians would have permitted braying "Extra" ven dors to hawk newspapers up and down the aisles during the intermissions. That is the A. H. Woods touch, which is usually blatant. Admiration for Ann Harding, a star who has the gift of listening eloquently, whose golden personality romanticizes the career of a Broadway kept woman. Applause for Arthur Hohl, whose Dis trict Attorney is individualistic; and for Robert Williams, earnest and genu ine as the young brother of the accused wanton. All the others are right. Sex Life of Sfiain "HTHE COMMAND TO LOVE," I at the Studebaker, is a different kind of success. It is sexly, of course, like everything in the theatre in this aphrodisiac era, but it has manners. '''• Jt is a comedy in the grand style of by gone days, full of cabinet ministers, ambassadors, military attaches and women of the world. No one says a vulgar word, but there is hardly a line in the play that isn't naughty. The version which is being given here is slightly more unmitigated in its erotic flavor than the one used in New York; and when I saw it, at a matinee, hun dreds of our best dowagers were billow ing about me in improper glee. One need not admire "The Com mand to Love" for its construction, which is casual, but its story is im pishly amusing and its dialogue is silken. And what a cast! This play has four aces in its hand and one up its sleeve: Mary Nash, for the Spanish seductrix; Violet Kemble Cooper, for the high-born maitresse; Henry Steph enson, for the happy cuckold of an am bassador; Basil Rathbone, for the soh THE CHICAGOAN 23 dierly delight of dames; and Ferdinand Gottschalk, for the caricature of a min ister of war. Here is the aristocracy of the actors' union. They give "The Command to Love" a gleaming per formance. "Sfiare Your Country's Flag, She Said" "7VlY MARYLANir leads the I 1 new musical shows, by virtue of its amplitude and tunefulness. I am inclined to rate it a little below the other full-blown operettas by which the Shuberts have been improving the style of the light lyric stage. Yanks and Johnny Rebs in fraticidal combat are not, perhaps, as rich in glamour as the singing soldiery of countries more comic-opera than our own. But "My Maryland" serves handsomely as a suc cessor to "The Desert Song." It is an ample money's worth. The chief roles are capably treated by Olga Cook and Nathaniel Wagner, and George Rosener, as the old scala wag comedian, has a racy American quality. The featured number for the male chorus. "Your Land and My Land," has an unforgettable quality. If we happened to have a war going on, it would become, with a few verbal changes, a melodic footnote to history. ANOTHER new song-and-dance di- i version that justifies attendance is "Present Arms," a recent arrival at the Woods. It is in material a succes sor to "Hit the Deck," although to be different it frolics with the marines rather than the gobs. It is a symptom of the improving virility of musical comedy. "Present Arms" deals with a leather neck in the ranks and the high-born flapper who thinks he's a captain and loves him even when he is peeling onions. Hawaii is its locale, but it manages to get along without hula-hula dancers. It carries almost as much scenery as a revue, and there are times when its story doesn't seem to know where it is going. Charles King is the chief rough neck for "Present Arms," with Fuller Mellish, Jr., Frederick Santley and Franker Woods as his comrades in arms and antics. The highest moment for this quartet is a number called "A Kiss for Cinderella," illustrating what fun the marines have in barracks. Doris Patston, easily remembered from "Katja," and Joyce Barbour, who was in the first Chariot's Revue, are the "Heard you were out at Bayne's last night" "I? Heavens no! 1 zvas the life of the party" principal girls. They are welcome ad ditions to the gayety and charm of Randolph Street. Devilish Clever, These Chinese """THE SILENT HOUSE," at the I Garrick, proves that the Eng lish form of mystery melodramas is not as crasy as the American, and there fore is better. The sturdy Britons have always taken their theatrical thrills seriously, and so in this importation we find almost none of the burlesque hanky-pank and Hallowe'en whoopee of the home-spun article. I liked "The Silent House" because it doesn't try to fool its audience and tells its story with out cheating. If you have a fancy for Chinese villains who are Oxford gradu ates and master-minds of scientific murder, this is a play to see. The performance is sound. Gerald Oliver Smith, as the hero, is a bright young addition to the pleated-pants school of acting, and the others are as they should be. A pleasing child named Peggy Keenan appears as a heroine who bears the Malay name of T'Mala — and nobody in the play says she is "hot." Strange people, the Brit ish! GEORGE COHAN'S "Whispering Friends" is struggling at the Illi nois against the handicap of its aborted premiere, when a musicians' strike sent everyone home in a bad humor. It is a cleverly written and keenly acted study of a group of almost impossible people, quarreling and counter-quarrel ing through situations that are almost too serious to be treated farcically. A sour note has crept into Mr. Cohan's play-writing of recent years. His characters seem to specialize in mean streaks. The cloak of Moliere was not designed for George Cohan. I recommend that he ease off on the vinegar. The cast is perfect — Spencer Tracey and George Caine, recently of "The Baby Cyclone," are present on one side of the quadrangle, with Jack McKee and Kathleen Mulqueen, who has become a beauty, on the other. The tone of this "Whispering Friends" causes me to arise in class and remark that Mr. Cohan writes as if all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely ball-players. 24 TMQ CHICAGOAN OLD MAN SUNSHINE "Old Man Sunshine" — foxtrots, vocal chorus by Bernie Cummins "Georgie Porgie" — with vocal trio. Bernie Cummins and his Biltmore Orchestra 3980 "I'm on the Crest of a Wave" — Harry Richman with Orchestra "What D' Ya Say" — Harry Richman and Frances Williams. From George White's "Scandals." 4008 "When Sweet Susie Goes StepphV By" "Nagasaki" — with vocal chorus. Fox trots. Six Jumping Jacks 4011 "When Summer is Gone" — Piano solos "If I Lost You" — Lee Sims 4010 Always something new on Brunswick Records There's new snap, rhythm and pep in Brunswick Records %nmswicl\ PANATROPESRADIOLASRECORDS MU/ICAL NOTE/ .Mr. Instills Unsung Artists By ROBERT POLLAK THE critic in the audience who waits patiently before the pro scenium for the curtain to rise on drama, pageant or opera is usually less impatient with the merits or demerits of whatever he is about to see and hear if he has any sympathy with the mechanical details demanded in mount ing the production. And so it is with an at least temporarily humble air that we return from a visit to the warehouse of the Chicago Civic Opera Company, at Twenty-sixth and Dearborn, and ponder upon the complications attend ant before the mounting of one measly performance of "Rigoletto" or "Boheme." The plant, to begin with, covers a quarter of a block, and is some five stories high. In it a minimum of seventy workmen and women find em ployment all the year round, and when winter comes and the Rolls-Royces be gin emptying at the curb on Congress street, the number mounts to one hun dred and sixty. The "works" lies un der the command of Harry Beatty, general technical director of the com pany. He is a veteran in the service of the opera here, and though you may "/ just had to come back stage, Signor, to let you know I agree with every word you said about Lucky Strikes" THE CHICAGOAN 25 not ever see him, or ever hear his name mentioned in the lobby of the Audi torium between the acts, the gentlemen of the wardrobe, the musicians in the pit, and the artists who paint the scenery will testify as to the high meas ure of his importance. For under Beatty lie the various de partments of warehouse and stage: scenic, armour, wardrobe, electrical, props, and carpenter shops. And each department, in its allotted space, has its own presiding genius: Dove for scenery, Antoine Oberding for cos tumes, Young for carpentry — und so weiter, OUR tour was made under the genial direction of Oberding when all the workmen had gone home and the lengthening shadows of late after noon made the steep cement stairways look like sets for an expressionistic movie. We begin at the bottom in the storehouse for sets. Hundreds of them there are, stacked in long rows, each numbered and marked with the name of its opera. We go through a long tunnel into a black pit of a room and here are racks with hundreds of rolled- up back-drops, each one, again, neatly catalogued. The mark of system and order lies upon the place. Through black iron door-ways that swing hard we reach the general workroom for scene painters, a huge high-ceilinged chamber. The sets in process of com pletion are placed vertically on adjust able racks and far above the head are tiers from which the staff of painters work from oblong pans of glittering color. One end of the room is devoted to a series of three platforms a story or so apart, upon which the fire-proofed canvas can be stretched horizontally in case work of complexity and detail is required. In the carpenter's shop is a complete equipment of lathes, drills, and planes, and moulds for such bits of scenic in vestiture as must be made of plaster or papier-mache. Adjoining the shop the chief prop man has his storage room and here are muskets and drums from every century, mandolins and lutes for tenor lovers, a bulky collec tion of carefully assorted odds and ends that would make an auctioneer of the old school turn green with envy. And for armour the place is a regu lar Tower of London. Casques, greaves, hauberks, breastplates, and the picturesque but obsolete weapons of Hastings and Poitiers; a monumental It's YOUR Civic Opera RIGHT here in Chicago you ¦ have an institution without. parallel in the world. The Chicago Civic Opera is recog nized both in the United States and abroad as the ultimate expres sion of operatic art. It is an outstanding factor in mak ing Chicago the musical capital of the United States. Nowhere in the world is grand opera more elaborately staged or more beautifully sung. You take pride in the institution. The high standards it has set, standards by which opera the world around is measured, justify your attitude. The Civic Opera provides you with the most gorgeous spectacles. Operas sung by the world's leading artists. To be sure of hearing all the stars, you must own a season ticket. Many of the performances will be sold oul before the season opens on October 31. There are season tickets to fit every purse. You can own your own opera seats for twelve performances at prices ranging from $11 to $66. You get twelve performances for the price of eleven. One performance free. There are also a few good boxes for the subscription performances. Call, write or telephone the Subscrip tion Department, 433 South Wabash, Harrison 6122, and a salesman will visit you. The Chicago Civic Opera The Baldwin is the Official Piano of fhe Chicago Civic Opera Company 26 TUECI4ICAG0AN Helena Rubinstein STUDIES Your Facial Temperament If you prize individuality above mere prettiness — and what Sophisticate does not? — you must visit the Maison de Beaute of HELENA RUBINSTEIN . . . Here in the atmosphere of exotic ele gance your beauty is expertly analyzed and scientifically prescribed for . . . your per sonality is enhanced by the witchery of art. Helena Rubinstein's years of research in the art and sci ence of beauty are at your service. 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He has been in Chicago since 1912, uninterruptedly in the service of the Chicago Civic Opera Company and he is solely re sponsible for the harmony with which costume blends with decor on the Audi torium stage. The nature of his job demands that he be artist, tailor, dress maker, and historian of period costume. He presides over a storeroom which contains over three hundred trunks and scores of racks groaning under the weight of page, soldier and peasant costumes. He has a shoe store all to himself, a steam laundry and a work room filled with vicious looking sewing machines. His own studio, to which we re turned as it began to grow dark, is hung with drawings and canvases of brilliant heroes and heroines, some of whom, beautiful as they are, will never live on the Opera stage because of that thing called the Budget. From a care fully locked drawer came the drawings of the costumes for the revival of Figaro, fresh from Darmstadt. And it occurred to us that this Figaro was go ing to be the big moment of the 1928-29 season. And of this and past revivals, and of successes like Don Gio vanni and failures like The Love of the Three Oranges, and of the Middle European beaux of the 18th century who were helping him to recreate The Tales of Hofmann, he talked until it was time for supper. The watchman led us out. It had been really the only period of the day during which the place was not rest lessly energetic. For when the season starts the vans take the scenery down in the morning and they bring it back late at night. And everything works sys tematically as Mr. Insull would like it to. Only once in a while a star gets sick and the bill is changed on three hours notice. Then, says M. Oberding, there is hell to pay. Wax Works THE symphony orchestras are tuning up for the winter season, and the record buying public, returning from Rye Beach, Baden-Baden and Lake Wawasee, begins to hearken to the an nouncement of new releases. Bruns wick has issued for its eleventh Album Set the Rachmaninoff Symphony, 7s[o. 2 in B minor. It is given eloquent in terpretation by the Cleveland Sym phony Orchestra under the direction of Nikolai Sokoloff. This particular work is probably Rachmaninoff's best for or chestra, and, except for occasional intervals where the lower mutterings of brass or strings are lost, the recording is excellent. Five double-faced records in a classy gold paper case with an ex planatory booklet containing an analy sis of the themes. Brunswick's September list shows de cided improvement from the high-brow standpoint. There are a number of piano recordings by Godowsky, includ ing the Chopin A flat Polonaise and one release from Gieseking, who we are sorry to hear will not be in Chicago this winter. There are vocal releases (nothing of any startling novelty) from Chamlee, Rimini, Raisa, and Rethberg. CONTINUING in its campaign for the recorded resuscitation of Franz Schubert, the Columbia company issues sixteen of the master's best known songs, including, of course, Die Forelle, sung by Braslau, the familiar Who Is Sylvia? sung by Charles Hackett, and the great Der Doppel ganger, sung by Alexander Kipnis. The intimacy of the German lied makes it an ideal form for recorded recreation. And these, aesthetically, will fit in any collection. The Victor list yields little enough of interest; an album collection of Rigo- letto sung by a group of La Scala artists, a brisk performance of the Espana Rhapsodie made by the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Gabrilowitsch. The wax disc companies, as is their habit, continue to pour out a flood of the latest dance tunes. The quickly aging That's My Weak ness J<{ow and Just Imagine from "Good News" are recorded well for Brunswick by Abe Lyman's California Orchestra, still performing nightly at the Selwyn theater. Columbia, proud in the possession of THECWICAGOAN 27 Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, an nounces and produces a capital set of arrangements from the new "Scandals" including I'm on the Crest of the Wave and the clever Pickjn Cotton. The music itself is not up to Ray Hender son's usual mark, but Whiteman does some great things with it. The Ipana Troubadours, hirelings of the toothpaste industry, turn out Isham Jones' popular Down Where the Sun Goes Down and the contemporary nut-song ?iagasa\i. Also made by Columbia. Frederick Stock Addenda THROUGH a misunderstanding of circumstances we stated last issue, in a special article on Frederick Stock, that he had been interned during the war. What really happened was that the conductor suggested to the Board of the Orchestral Association that he be allowed to resign until he had com pleted the process of naturalization, in order to save the Association any em barrassment. Through a mistake on his part he had not taken out his sec ond papers within the time demanded by the law, and until matters were ad justed he preferred to remain behind the scenes at Orchestra Hall. -R. P. Bids What Football Fans Are Offering Us for an Alumnus Season Ticket Booh One 1920 Marmon roadster. One Phi Beta Kappa key. Telephone numbers of a couple of co-eds from Wisconsin. Half interest in a hundred foot lot northwest of Ely, Minnesota. Winter's supply of canned goods at cost. One set of Dickens. One case of Sandy Macdonald. Weekly market tips. A city hall sinecure. One set of matched irons. One first edition of "Trader Horn" (with a new mauve typewriter thrown in when customer saw our face). 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"And listen, Baby, no more wise cracks about my not supportin' you in the style to which you've been accustomed" JOURNALI/TIC JOURNEY/" The Round Table By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN IT used to meet about the round cor' ner table in the Black Cat Inn, and it was the Hi'Cat Club. Only lately stammvater Stein essayed the role of Moses and led it from the Pullman Building to the Dutch Room of the Bismarck, where it now rallies at an oblong board. A migration long pre jected and finally carried out even though the trek was across a Philistine Loop. For want of a better name, perhaps, or because a ghost of the old table lin- gers in the group mind, it is still the Round Table. A luncheon clan of col umn wits, artists, writers and gentle- men who delight to wag a tongue with meals. There is no fixed membership and, indeed, there are no rules for any thing of the sort. Men about the table know each other and they drop in as the spirit moves them. That is all. Yet Saturday gatherings conform rig idly to the two rules of the table. First, any member become father of a book during the preceding week shall present the assembly with cigars in honor of his parenthood. Second, any member achieving actual, corporeal fatherhood shall also present cigars. It was Walter Blair who achieved authorship and parenthood in a single week. He compromised on 15 -centers. Douglas McMurtrie — a non-smoker — having begot "The Golden Book" an nounced his intention of buying for the house. Pascal Covici ordered a corona corona. Magnificently, the new author ordained nine of the same brand, one for each diner. But these are high points in fecundity and opulence. Diners at the Round Table do well to bring their own cigars. LET a hypothetical curtain rise at 1 :30 ^ p. m. when the Round Table is well under way. Vincent Starrett is puzzled. He has a wisp of an idea for a detective yarn. It seems that a bit of tissue paper ii found in a fountain pen. What might such a bit of paper signify? Any suggestions? There are several sugges tions. None is useful. Tony Angorola is leaving for Europe. He, too, received suggestions, most of them having to do with unprofitable TI4ECI4ICAGOAN methods of wasting precious time when there are ancient cultures to be studied. Rudens starts off on a philosophic monologue. It remains a monologue. A serious fellow, Rudens, fallen among goliards. Just now Kurt Stein and Dick At- water (Riquarius) begin a punning contest. Groans and boos from the lis teners. Stein's puns come forth with a rollicking bounce, curtsey like a tipsy bar-maid, are coy as chorus ladies of the Haymarket Theatre. Atwater dis charges puns slyly, so that an unwary listener threading the maze of Riq's argument slips on them unaware. Franklin Meine, McMurtrie and Blair speak of early American humor — some of it none too humorous. When Meine talks of a proposed and splendid wild duck dinner for the assemblage there is rapt attention. SOMEWHAT apart, Jones and Nickolson discuss verse forms, the discussion tending more and more away from verse and toward the personal di versions of Francois Villon. The more interesting topic, certainly. George Faust has qualms about pro hibition. It gives rise to grave innova tions in the law. (Faust is a lawyer.) Moreover it causes a welter of scandal and hypocrisy which may become a national disease, the inherited pathology of every true American. It is a serious matter, prohibition. It may become a calamity. Perhaps — dread foreboding — it may some day be enforced! A half dozen volunteers exorcize the demon Enforcement. The fiend is cast out. Faust put at ease. Somebody mentions Al Smith — some body is always mentioning Al Smith — and there are approving jocosities. One would guess the Round Table polled ten to one for Al. A dark rumor that opposition papers print only the poor est available portraits of the happy war rior is discussed. Indignantly discussed. And that story in the Tribune! There are shrugs. Well, what do you expect? Newspapers! Hobelman (Gimmick) asks for help. He has ordered a German pancake dish. Now to eat it. But how? Those fa miliar with German pancakes offer aid. The pancake, out-generalled and beset by a notable victualler, is soon van quished. Perhaps two days later the remem bered sallies of wit, the puns, the sug gested skits appear in print. Thus, the Round Table. 29 IMPORTED to ^Jjrm^yoizth to the ^Jkin N E its )1NCE 1881 the smart Parisicnne has chosen La Reine des Crcnies as her favorite foundation cream. For it is the ideal toilette requisite to smooth, to whitcrvto nourish and protect. So light and feathery, so quickly vanishing/ La Reine des Crcmcs is indispensable in the fastidious care of the skin. Powder clings smoothly to it for hours. 5 La Reine des Cremcs is one of the famous Lcsquendicu crc= ations direct from Ivry=sur=Seinc, France. In five sizes of quaint porcelain crocks. In traveling tubes, too. 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Even far more so to my taste are their crepe back satins which have a heavenly luster and when completed should give satisfactory wear beside being quite the Vogue. Their Special Service Department of cutting, fitting and basting (this last I have not found be- fore) for $3.50, pattern included, is a real bless' ing. The time for ap' pointment and completion is two weeks, so make haste or you'll trip over the fall rush. On the eleventh floor is the Aeronautical Exposition which is drawing the biggest crowd I've seen outside of a Stadium. One of the U. S. Air Mail planes can be looked at closely beside a Navy plane the gobs of Lake Bluff have completely taken apart and put together again. To see a Petty Officer mending a large rent in a wing, scientifically, is well worth the trip. i DASHING through Fields — 2nd floor trimming section. Three color bias binding. Perfect to use on curtains, lamp shades or pillows. Pleat' ed ruffling with another color scalloped heading, or plain, these also to be used on curtains or ideal to tack on the shelves of your closet for dressiness sake. All these tub and sunfast. In the furniture section I noticed a red and white polka- dot oilcloth easy chair for a child, also porch furniture complete to little stools to rest their feet on. Better than having them put heaven knows where. Dennisons on Ran- dolph St. has installed a counter for gifts not of paper. Pottery from all countries, besides odd leather goods and toys. The Mysticks, price $1, is a slate blackboard with many small colored steel magnets. Any kind of picture can be pushed into place and it really is most attractive and un- usual. Their favors are always fascinating to me. A new Jack Horner pie with powder puffs dangling from the strings is one of the new designs as are the "dressed up like a doH" Up sticks with place cards attached. To the tables of women feverish ly making flowers, lamp shades, etc., has been added the one where they copy the little crystal and jade trees seen at the jewelry stores. One, the date palm, displayed in Hipp and Coburns win dow, is being copied by using pulled out crepe paper, wire and sealing wax. Unlimited patience and $8.00 for ma terials is all that is needed to have one of these in your home. PEARLIE POWELL is showing a new Pacquin coat. Of tan Leda cloth with Sunlight Fox collar and one skin wrap around cuff as shown in sketch. The collar has a point in back with head to correspond. A Chanel black chiffon evening dress, large puff on left hip, a streamer almost long enough to be called a train. The distinguishing features a narrow belt the size of baby ribbon, worn high, and the tiered skirt. Very smart heavy English tweed suit in green and white with matching sweater. Can be ordered in your favorite shade. An exhibit at 225 N. Michigan, 2nd floor, is the Playgolf Driving game. Price $22.50. A large iron base with an arm holding rubber ball and register TI4ECWICAG0AN reading in yards. Marvelous to prac tice driving and see if you can go the limit, which is 350 yards! Beside this they have the red top celluloid tees much used by professionals here and abroad. These are longer stem than the Ready tee and have a larger head. Bending slightly with the blow, they do not often break, and allow for cleaner drives. Don't fall for them if you need the old alibi now and then. MCAVOY, 615 N. Michigan Ave., is showing simple one piece cloth dresses. One of tan with diagonal closing and nickel buttons and a diagonal fold in back to correspond. Another, my favorite in this week's jaunting, is a Molyneux sealing wax red with a flare at each side and rather tight fitting waist. Their own special purse in all colors of leather, with a separate bill fold compartment and coin pocket, edged with a succession of silver clips, is a charming gift for $10.00. Dockstader and Sandburg, 900 N. Michigan, has two especially good small felt hats for winter. Both of "Mauve" felt (the same as soleil), one has a pressed design crown (The New port), the other an unusual twist to the brim (Sensation). Banded with satin ribbon, they come in most all shades. For real service the Warumbo Camels Hair coats shown are perfect. Plain or with fur, straight line and lovely coloring. And just before leaving, a trick set of golf bag, suit case and overnight bag caught my eye. Treated calf in brown and cream narrow stripe and lined with checked taffeta, what a joy for the college flapper! AT 37 S. State a new method of *» facial stimulation is employed called the Kal'or'ic Mask; it is applied after a gentle massage with cream and allowed to harden (it being wax) and then removed in one piece. Think of the fun of having your own Benda mask to see yourselves as others see you! Anyway, it's supposed to tone, bleach and build tissue. Price of treat ment, $3. C Henning, Room 220—108 N. State is showing a gray krimmer coat, eight year size, for $200 and a two year size white cony for $50. For the Jeune Fille a bleached muskrat — casawba color — with Fitch trimmed collar and cuffs and another of the The Most Subtle Beauty ofLouisan France A Model Apartment Home, into which has been translated the most subtle beauty and refinement of Louisan France, awaits your visit at 3240 Sheridan Road. The spacious living room, the cheerful dining salon, the quiet luxury of the bedchambers, the exquisitely appointed bathrooms ... all are splendid examples of the charm and individuality one may express in furnishing these delightful apartment homes. Overlooking the blue, sunlit waters of the Yacht Har bor, every apartment in this unusual group is incredi bly aloof and restful for a location so convenient to the centers of business and social activity. 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Many of the shawl collars ending with a head and the greatest care imaginable taken for perfect fit and satisfaction both now and next spring when they will store for you until the winter. P. S. I see so many attractive every things that I just thirst for new adjec tives. Perhaps I will be allowed to run an adjective contest. Fifty cents or what can you get for the best adjec- tive submitted daily? [Editor's Note : Perhaps.] Antipathy A Returned Resorter Recalls Vari ous Summer Annoyances THE fishless lake, leaky boats* weedy beach, humpy bed, unin- spired cooking. Mr. Hilgar J. Schwartz who intro' duced himself as "Mr. Schwartz of the Cincinnati Schwartzes." Golfers who are "just learning the game" and who horn in on a good two- some. Men who use waterwings. That man who wore a black cord to attach his sailor straw to his shoulder. Girls who must be taught to swim by each new male acquaintance. The G. A. R. member who could talk about nothing but the battle of Antietam. Men (usually doctors) who say, "Now draw a card and remember what it is." Young men who dash around dressed as boy scouts and always want to play base ball. Bespectacled girls who dash around dressed as boy scouts and know the names of birds and mosses. Mr. Warrbeckle of Indianapolis who brought in a five pound bass. That freckled youth who sang and played a banjo on his tennis racket. People who are forever taking and showing snapshots. Girls in sailor pants. The couple from Wichita Falls who didn't-play-bridge'but-played ' five ' hun- dred'which'is'a'lot'like'bridge'isnVit? People who get up charades. —DON CLYDE. NEWSPRINT Divers New Eras "PRAWNS a New Era in the Life *-^ of the Chicago Evening Post!" Thus billboards and full pages, an an nouncement confirming the entry of another contestant in what will prob' ably be one of the hottest and most expensive wars for circulation in Chi' cago newspaper history. And it is a new kind of war. Until last year, circulation battles were for numbers. The success or failure of a circulation campaign was measured by the number of copies disposed of in such fashion as to count on the paid list of the Audit Bureau of Circula- tions. Now the fight is for class circulation. House-maids, shop girls and motor- men's wives are no longer the selected groups upon which editorial content is lavished. Prospective readers are denied cut- and' paste puzzles, writing the last line of limericks and low-price insurance offers. Even wronged women, by name and with photograph, are becoming passe. BEHIND these abnegations is the motivating influence of restless ad' vertisers, advertisers who lean toward a paper soundly marked for its substan- tial news and features. Indeed, busi' ness managers have sometime since noted a tendency on that part of ad' vertisers to give over the old policy of advertising entirely in one or two dailies. Rather, appropriations have gone to other media, so that far-seeing publishers are asking themselves whether or not, in their chase for cir culation, they have too strongly ap- pealed to the mass rather than to citi' zens whose names make up the charge account lists in the better stores and offices. The answer is reflected clearly in the paper's own ballyhoo. Instead of figure comparisons and new, gaudy an nouncements of movie star identifica tion contests, attention is called to stock market pages and similar attractions for the affluent reader. A short time later, crime and dirt came somewhat under the refining hand of the business man ager. A naughty yarn from a hamlet in Wisconsin or Michigan, good for headlines, sob stories and pictures a month ago, gets two paragraphs, and those usually on page 3 rather than page 1. Promotion managers, analyz- TMEO4ICAG0AN 33 ing their own papers, were surprised to see just how much sound matter the sheets actually contained. PURCHASE of The Chicago Journal by Mr. S. E. Thomason lent impetus to the growing movement for substantial journalism. Thomason knew that his property had a very con siderable number of loyal class readers, and that with intelligent direction it could attract many more. He set about attracting such readers immediately, and advertised the soundness of his paper. Competitors have watched every step in this new direction. The Post, too, has made a promising start. The Herald' Examiner with its "March of Events" page on Sundays, and its daily featuring of James Weber Linn's column, sensed the trend long before some of its competitors, and more recently, it will be recalled, led the field in reforming the financial pages so they became readable. The Tribune, also, appears to be swinging back on the conservative path. Yet the casual reader of daily pub lications is only aware of sudden and startling changes of policy. The stu dent of the press, if such students there be, should lay aside a few issues this Fall for comparison to similar issues next Spring. Forecast today, the change should be interesting some months hence. What will happen to bulk figures of circulation is a matter of conjecture. It may be possible to attract class read ers and still hold numbers. It will not be easy. As rivalry grows keener, a sharper and sharper line is being drawn between class and mass newsprint. N O newsprint column could be complete, so I am informed, without at least casual glance at "The Front Page," as it appears in book form, taken from the stage play of the same name now going big on Broadway. It appears to be a cartoon of hectic newspaper days hereabouts from ten to possibly two or three years ago. Like a cartoon, it is overdrawn but marvel - ously accurate in its inaccuracies. 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TRONNES ORGANIZATION Exclusive Agentt BOOK/ 'The Children By SUSAN WILBUR "IS it as depressing as her other nov 1 els?" hesitated my neighbor — who has developed through the summer into a somewhat critical borrower, what with having tried everything from "Jerome," intended, she believes, to shock people, to "Swan Song," which shows that Mr. Galsworthy has no con ception of suffering, proper suffering that is, for if you are in love with someone you oughtn't to be in love with, as Fleur was, that doesn't count, and from "Spider Boy," which is not profound, to "Diversey" — well "Di- versey"! Personally I am not given to think' ing of novels in terms of the depressing and the non- depressing. And if I were, my criterion would probably be the one that is also in use for judging pastry. Namely sogginess. Soggy English, soggy incident. Lack of sophistication somewhere along the line. And of this there just isn't any in Edith Wharton's "The Children." For shrewdness her page to page commentary upon life compares with John Erskine, favorably perhaps, since she always has it somehow in hand, makes it connect up, does not permit it to pass over into facetiousness. When her hero muses to the effect that when a man loved a woman she was always the age he wanted her to be, and when he had ceased to, "she was either too old for witchery or too young for tech' nique," it has a very definite bearing upon his own amatory misfortunes. And when she puts into the mouth of Terry, aged eleven, "The trouble is you can never be sure when parents will really begin to feel old. Especially with all these new ways the doctors have of making them young again," she has put it where it belongs — see next paragraph. And when Boyne, marvel' ling upon "the incurable simplicity of the corrupt," thinks it this way, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they have so many more things to ialK about," he has given the Lido just the Victorian frame needed to turn its luridness into cartoon. NOR is the plot itself at all wet. Any author can write a story to prove that the flapper "knows" more than her mother, or can find conse quences for the fact that the woman of forty no longer has wrinkles. But it's a trick to make the flapper's sophistica- tion more than sex deep, and the moth er's smooth countenance the sign of a corresponding lack of furrows in the brain. Any author can draw a long face, too, and say how bad it is for the chil dren, this indiscriminate divorcing. But who before has thought to put it in terms of a nursery. A jolly nursery albeit of course a nursery gone mad — seven of them, with an appropriate quota of governess and nurse maids — and assorted, the full brothers and sis ters, the stepsister, whose mother was a lion tamer, and the half sister, whose movie ancestry, on her mother's side, is no doubt responsible for her run ning about the deck in nothing but a necklace. No, the doings of that nursery could not possibly be regarded as depressing even by my astute neighbor. Unless, of course, from a moral point of view. Nor even as very Edith Wharton. Around the edges, however, Edith Wharton does appear — that Edith Wharton who is successor to Henry James. The framework of the story is a love affair that is nothing if it isn't nuance. They are over forty, both of them, though with those terrible touches of youngness that the twentieth century forces upon people long after they would really prefer to take to their slippers. And the last chapter, well, yes, for the sake of prospective borrowers let's admit it. That last chapter is one of TWE CHICAGOAN 35 the nearest approaches I know of to Saturday night with no place to go — and, yes, let's pile it on, with an article to write besides. Paragraph Pastime The Children, by Edith Wharton. (D. Appleton and Co.) The evils of divorce in terms of an extremely assorted nursery. The evils of Palace Hotels in terms of lift boys. The evils of standardisation in terms of the Victorian era, when young women looked, and dressed, and acted differently from older women — and from each other. Venic%, the Dolomites, the idle rich. Sophocles' King Oedipus: A Version for the Modern Stage, by W. B. Yeats. (The Macmillan Company.) Your chance to find out about the man who gave his name to the Oedipus complex. A play that was listened to in ancient Athens by everyone in town from artisans to archons, with the exception of women, so translated that it has been listened to and acclaimed in Dublin by an audience even more diverse, since it did include women. Music : A Science and an Art, by John Redfield. (Alfred A. Knopf.) Wherein the art, and the science, receive a com plete, and competent overhauling, and are given their marching orders. Not a pre diction of the future of music but a comprehensive program for it, wherein everything from sound itself to the manu facture of musical instruments, and from jazz effects to the echo coefficient of an auditorium, shall be made the object of scientific, and of artistic, scrutiny. Goethe: The History of a Man, by Emil Ludwig. Translated from the Ger man by Ethel Colburn Mayne. (G. P. Putnam's Sons.) One of the great faults of modern biography, as indeed, perhaps its greatest charm f©r the average reader, is the fact that it attempts to make every one life size. Whereas, in point of fact, at least in the olden times, quite a few men were bigger than that. In this biog raphy, Herr Ludwig leaves Goethe bigger. Like Homer, Goethe wrote quite a lot. But, like Homer, or perhaps unlike him, he did a great many other things besides. Herr Ludwig asks us to contemplate the writings of Goethe as among the least of his activities, and shows us Goethe as, also, lover, courtier, official, theatrical manager, man of affairs, sage, shows us in other words that his subject lived drama as well as writing it. The Quartz Eye: A Mystery in Ultra Violet, by Henry Kitchell Webster. (The Bobbs-Merrill Company.) A detective- less detective story; three murders solved in a perfectly private way without calling in the police, and the mysteries of human psychology unravelled by those of the ultra-violet laboratory. Spider Boy: A scenario for a moving pic ture, by Carl Van Vechten. (Alfred A. Knopf.) A super-special about Holly wood, with leading parts not only for the stars, but also for the producers, the authors, the scenario writers, the butlers, and even for some of the mamas. Melodies When the crowd wants to dance, just push back the rugs and select your part ner! The music is always ready if you have a musical library of recordings of famous orchestras and a Panatrope 'with Radiola to recreate the lilting rhythms of mod ern dance music. And the same electrical instrument will tune in your favorite broadcasting station. Offered by COMMONWEALTH EDISON 72 West Adams Street 04ICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Changing residence? The Chicagoan will go along — making it's first fortnightly arrival three weeks after notice — if you will fill in the appended form. (Name) _ _ (New address) (Old address) _ (Date of change) oo TUECUICAGOAN New York and Chicago Shoes that appeal to those who have the sophistic** ation of good taste. Martin & Martin Shoes For Men and Women * 326 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago 'That, Mabel, is what is termed, technically, a close-up" "The CINEMA Cinema Attendance Made Difficult By WILLIAM R. WEAVER THE resourceful young executives whose business it is to make cinema attendance difficult for Chica' goans have been particularly successful with manipulation of opening sched ules. For the better part of a decade the Town had gone along quite com' fortably in the good old fashioned habit of attending the cinema on any eve' ning of a given week without 'phoning Randolph 5300 or venturing the mo' tion picture advertising sections of the newspapers to make sure that the pic' ture viewed on an evening of the pre ceding week had been replaced by an' other. Monday was the beginning of the show week, just as Monday had always been the beginning of the school week and the business week, and no one thought any more about it. Ex- cept the resourceful young men whose business it is to m. c. a. d. f. C. These resourceful young men, it may not be widely known, are selected for their jobs by nothing so much as their ability for thinking of things. Theirs is a tremendous responsibility, what with stockholders attending the cinemas almost daily and always with a warm personal interest in the custody being accorded their investments, and if you have believed that the sleek young man in faultless Tuxedo who stares through you as you stroll the gilded foyer is an uppish and somewhat bored indi vidual you have been mistaken. The s. y. m. is weighted down with thoughts of tomorrow, if not indeed of the day after. However well things may seem to be going tonight, however long the queue before the ticket wicket an 1 however crowded the auditorium, some' thing must be done. Stockholders look to him for ideas, for innovations. They shall have them. Art shall be served. Hang the public. There is some doubt as to just which one of these young men thought first of the immense possibilities in manipu lation of schedules. Several of them have claimed the discovery. Some have been rewarded for it. At any rate, no sooner did one of the cinemas change its opening date from Monday to Sun- TWE04ICAG0AN 37 day than another made his bid for glory by changing from Monday to Satur day. As* this is written, three houses have announced new shows for Friday. And the contest has become anybody's race, with glory for all and rewards at various pay stations along the course of travel. Arithmetically computed, the victor should have won his way back through Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday to the starting point on Mon day, January 7, 1929, after which time the Town may or may not be permitted to settle back again into the comfort able habit of attending the cinema on any evening of a given week without risking a second look at a motion pic ture encountered on one evening or another of the week preceding. Prob ably not. ' The Fleet s In" NOT since "Red Hair," nor even since "It," have the kodaks of Hollywood clicked out Clara Bow-isms at the rate they occur in "The Fleet's In." And so not since then has Miss Bow had so good a time in so short a space nor imparted the same so deftly to her observers. The picture began its local appearances in the now me chanically vocalized Chicago and should be visible in the less raucous neighborhood cinemas when these lines appear and for some time thereafter. The particular gob concerned in Miss Bow's picture is James Hall, whose smirk here attains what must be its zenith. The not so particular gob in the picture is Jack Oakie, who looks like that sounds. Near the end of the picture there's a bit of a drop from sheer good humor to good sheer melo drama, but it doesn't spoil what's gone before. Also, the thing contains more stairs than "Seventh Heaven," a me chanical demonstration of no import ance. " Excess Baggage" JAMES CRUZE has been known for quite a long time as a great director. He is most widely known as the man who directed "The Covered Wagon." A few who were fortunate enough to see his picturization of "Beg gar on Horseback" believe that his finest work. It was, until he directed "Excess Baggage." This marks the greatest of all his works: He made William Haines an actor! Mr. Craze and Mr. Fred Niblo are the directors' directors. That is, they are the directors who are called in by Chicago's Finest 4 and 5 room Apartment Homes 431 OAKDALE AVENUE Just off Sheridan Road (2900 North) 100% Co-operative Already sixty per cent sold and occupied. Following is a partial list of the tenant owners of "431": Otto Gondolf, V. P. Citizens' State Bank Thomas J. Leahy, Pres. LaSalle Paper Company Dr. W. P. McCracken, Physician B. F. Roselle, V. P. Chicago Portrait Co. E. J. Burke, Pres. E. J. Burke Co. Dr. S. Sciarretta, Specialist Dr. Joseph Damiani, Physician Frank D. O'Neil, Western Foundry Co. Maurice Veuve, Pearl White Products Company R. F. Kirkman, J. W. 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"The skilled craftsman, tehosr pride is in Mm art o'er$hadote$ all elte." Workshop and Studio 905-09 North Wells St. 38 TI4E CHICAGOAN FLOWERS "Oh, these are lovely," she said. "So glad you like them," he said. But the clever fellow knew in advance she would be delighted. He dropped in on Wienhoeber, and left with one of their sug' gestions. Ernst*Wienhoeber Co. No. 22 East Elm St. Superior 0600 No "morning after" bitterness! Wives get their sleep while hus bands read their favorite yarn — in peace! ^PnHlr^^ m Clips on book ¦LdT HfiHH cover. Lights both pages per fectly. Pages turn freely. Weighs 3 oz. Costs $3. Complete with standard Mazda Bulb, 8 ft. cord and plug. Many colors. At most good shops and department stores MELODEL1TE CORPORATION 132 Nassau. Street, New York despairing capitalists to salvage million dollar investments that have been wrecked by the Stroheims. Sternbergs and Brenons. The investment salvaged by Mr. Cruse in "Excess Baggage" is Mr. Haines, compared to whom three hundred covered wagons bogged in a mountain stream with six hundred oxen bawling for lunch constitute a pleasant afternoon's work with the megaphone. This miracle worked with Mr. Haines is the important thing about "Excess Baggage." It is, too, a bright little story about show people who seem human. No one but Cruse makes show people seem that way on the screen. "The Water Hole" PERHAPS you remember the story about the alert young lady who wagered that she could make the noble plainsman propose to her within the week. If not, you surely recall the one about the noble plainsman who kidnapped the young lady and took her into the wilderness and made her cook for him and all that. And cer- tainly you have not forgotten all those stories about the westerner who rescues the young lady and her tenderfoot sweetheart from death on the desert without the aid of a drink of water. The point being that these three and many more as familiar are spun to gether to make "The Water Hole" and the picture is not, as Balaban and Katz loudly declared, "mostly in natural color." Nor is there any other reason why you should bother about seeing it. "Oh Kay" WHEN an actress passes a cer tain rung in the ladder of pub lic esteem it becomes impossible for her to make a really bad picture. Colleen Moore is such an actress. When she appears in so little as a news reel she is applauded. Like the queen, she can do no wrong. Therefore, "Oh Kay" must be a good picture. But it takes all this logic to make it so. Autumnal Exhibits The Fleet's In and Clara Bow makes amusingly merry with the gay gobs of the Atlantic Squadron and James Hall. [See this.] Excess Baggage is historically important as the picture in which Director James Cruze made an actor of William Haines. [See this, too.] Oh Kay shows how bad a picture can be rescued by so good an actress as Colleen Moore. [Miss this.] The Water Hole is a comprehensive but not at all careful collection of movie plots made familiar by G. M. Anderson, Mary Fuller and Florence La Badie when a dime bought a ticket and Al Kvale was Congressman Kvale's young hopeful. [Miss this, too.] Wings has been equipped with built-in disc accompaniment but is still good plane melodrama. [Look and listen.] The Midnight Taxi makes Moreno an heroic and dialectically correct beer run' ner. [If you must look, don't listen.] Tempest is John Barrymore's current ex posure and of course Barrymore is Barry- more. It is, also, the other public exhi bition displaying the room featured in The Front Page. It is, additionally, in ferior. [Wait for John's next, in which he'll talk.] Just Married disproves the popular con tention that parlor-bed room-and-bath farce is no longer funny. [See it during the week.] Warming Up makes a pitcher of Richard Dix, last year's great quarterback, and inaugurates the intelligent use of "sound effects" in motion pictures. [See it any time.] Out of the Ruins is one of the three dumb pictures Dick Barthelmess always makes between two good ones. [Forget it.] The First Kiss misleads. The picture is Four Brothers and all of them are good. [Remember this one.] Lilac Time is a comic, tragic, gay, silly, dramatic, dumb, swift, loud, bright, mar tial and altogether entertaining fiction pertaining to the planesmen of 1917 and Colleen Moore of 1928. [Don't miss.] The Cardboard Lover is not Her Card' board Lover but is Marion Davies and a pretty good time is had by all. [Don't avoid it.] Four Walls a prison make for John Gil bert but John is not confined for the whole of the picture. [Avoid it.] The Foreign Legion contains the always good Lewis Stone and the — this time — unwashed Norman Kerry, who march not only endlessly across desert sands but to no important end. [This would be a good evening to get acquainted with the Smiths.] Man, Woman and Wife is an echo of Man, Woman, Sin and equally bad. [Read The Chicagoan.] State Street Sadie has nothing at all to do with State street and very little to do with entertainment. [Read Liberty.] Bringing Up Father is better in the col ored supplement. [Read anything.] The Lights of New York is the first pic ture in which all the actors talk all the time and therefore a picture of documen tary importance. [Listen to it.] Heart to Heart shows how much better a lot of good movie actors can be seen than heard. [Look at it.] The Garden of Eden should have been restricted to private circulation, in fact to Corinne Griffith and Charles Ray ex clusively. [Read the Bible.] Hot News shows a good many of the rea sons why young men want to marry Bebe Daniels. [If interested.] TI4ECWCAG0AN 39 TOWN TALK Ch filing BARBERSHOP wit, a once vigorous institution lately come under the softening influence of feminine pres ence, is undergoing partial revival due to stimulus of approaching elec tions. As in pre-bob days, the Town's tonsorial gentry are staunchly partisan, and there is evidence too of the old- fashioned willingness to employ effec tive arguments, statistics or anecdotes interchangeably. Thus the following story comes to ear as being told in the strop and stroke salons with a varied assortment of national and local candi dates rotating in the principal role. The candidate of whom the story is being told at a given time has been invited to accompany friends on a hunt ing expedition, the teller explains, but protests that he is without his equip ment and some distance from home. He is persuaded to 'phone his require ments to his man, instructing that they be given to a messenger who will call. This he does. His man understands perfectly that the candidate desires his hunting suit, his top boots and his game bag, but he is unable to comprehend the fourth instruction. After repeating it twice, the candidate somewhat heat edly explains, "Gun — you idiot! G for Jerusalem, U for Europe and N for pneumonia — gun / ' ' Paternal A STORY that has survived the summer and will become again eligible for local narration with the return of the principal character con cerns Chester Morris and his paternal parent, also an actor, William Morris. It seems the younger player was to be starred in a new play and the pro ducers considered it a good idea to engage the elder member of the family to enact the role of father. Accord ingly, this telegram was sent : will you HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS TO SUPPORTING CHESTER IN FAST COMPANY THIS FALL. The reply read : I have supported him FOR A LONG TIME STOP SEE NO REASON TO QUIT NOW. Chemical VISITORS inspecting one of the Town's taller co-operative apart ments are shown first, of course, the furnished model apartment. A little later they are piloted to the roof bun galow, chief feature of which is a view MARKS BROS. GRANADA Sheridan & Devon ^^^ryvac^re ANNIVERSARY WEEK The Biggest and Greater Show Season SEPTEMBER 15 TO SEPTEMBER 21 JIMMY SAVO &CO. IN PERSON The man of 1000 funny faces in BENNY MEROFF'S "Strike Up the Band" ^tdM With FELOVIS '^P ^ Chapman & Snyder Jack Landauer /hflT^TSTTnt^ Marcella & Hardy \fiLlESil5nEB' Chicago Inaugural of new talking picture invention See and Hear Gertrude Olmstead Joe Brown "HIT OF THE SHOW" GIOVANNI MARTINELLI WINNIE LIGHTNER on VITAPHONE Aimee McPherson & OTHERS ON MOVIETONE For the Vivid Season "The Chicagoan," 40J So. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois Jm\ * - ¦ ' JO Send "The Chicagoan" one year, $s—twb] years, $5. (P have checked my choice as you will notice.) Name Address.. TWECWICAGOAN Importers DISTINCTIVE ORIGIKALS FROM PARIS WITH ADAP TATION AND EXCLUSIVE AMERICAN DESIGNS. AN ASSORTMENT COMPLETE LY INDICATIVE OF THE NEW FASHIOHS FOR EVERT OCCASION OF THE FALL AND WINTER SEASON. 6 N.MICHIGAN AVE. Chicago PRESENT a complete line of Scheyer Tailored clothes and gentlemen's wardrobe acces sories in an atmosphere condu cive to leisurely selection attained through their second floor location. Sundell -Thornton Kimball Bldg. Chicago inclusive — on a clear day — of the Mich igan shore. But the guide really be comes vocal after this, when the visitor is shown through the apartment on the floor below, which, he explains, has been done in exact accordance with the wishes of the extremely wealthy gentle man who will occupy it. Here the partitions have been shifted about in such manner as to make seven rooms of the original eight. And there is a particularly resplendent bath room, with the owner's own innovation — an electric heater set into the wall of the shower. But the butler's pantry contains the piece de resistence, a solid silver surface — eleven feet long and two feet deep — equipped, centrally, with mixing receptacles and drains. The guide explains that the- owner is an amateur chemist as well as a gentle man of discrimination. And, yes, similar equipment can be installed in any apartment in the building at rela tively slight additional cost. Atmosphere LOUDLY heralded opening of the ,* Paradise theatre, somewhere west of Town, lends point to a few words about Architect John Eberson. Mr. Eberson, head of a Chicago company bearing his name, is responsible for the Paradise, Avalon and Capitol cinemas, each described somewhat loosely as "an atmospheric theatre." The atmospheric construction, as a good many people know, achieves a sort of illusion. The ceiling of the auditorium is shaped, painted and illuminated to represent sky. The audience is represented as seated in a garden, which may be Italian, Moorish, in fact almost any thing but English or American. Skill ful use of lights makes the illusion quite effective, especially when eyes are turned toward the screen and surround ings are less keenly sensed. The idea involved — complete analysis of which touches upon emotional re' actions, sense freedom and other com plex matters — was a favorite of Mr. Eberson for many years before a pros pective theatre owner could be located who cared to risk its practical applica tion. He was found, finally, in Dallas, Texas, where the first atmospheric cinema was erected. Miami and Atlanta are other cities where they have been builded. An unanticipated feature importantly accountable for spread of the design is the habit- forming quality, which these cinemas seem to possess in extreme degree. 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