For Forfoic^h'f Ending ^^k W November X 1928 VilC Price 15 Cents CHICAGOAN Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. VICTOR ELECTROLA RADIOLA, MODEL NINE-SIXTEEN LIEE-J1ZE MU/IC ERCM RADIO and RECCRDT, CENTERED IN A CABINET that REELECT/ THE EXACTINC TAJTE CE A CULTURED HCME STEGER & SONS PIANO MFG. CO. 28 E. Jackson Blvd. TWECUICAGOAN 1 ¥ III III 'III HE OPE 11 A II II ill ' 0 K A 0 O H * - J 111 11 O V B H fl - a * Beneath luxurious wraps ol lur or velvet, tne evening gowns ol this new season are glowing in color, brilliant in gold or silver, distinguished in black or white. J-hey pro~ claim their chic by a sophisticated intricacy ol line that is new and superbly lormal. Our collection ol evening wraps and gowns on tne Sixth Floor oilers a wide selection. MM^I • KAlili riEIilt H COMPANY 2 TWECWICAGOAN OCCASIONS OR ATOR/CAL— Alfred Emanuel Smith to the plain voter, October 19. SOCIAL— The Service Club show, "Zip- pity Zip," at the Auditorium, October 20. MUSICAL — Opening of the Chicago Civic Opera's 18th season, October 31. FESTIVE — Hallowe'en, gaiety for young and old, October 31. RECREATIONAL— A new Chicagoan on the newsstands and in the best mail boxes, November 3. STAGE Musical Comedy GOOD- NEWS— Selwyn, 180 North Dear born. Central 3404. Speaking in the vernacular of football, this lively, tuneful, young and sightly piece is a couple of 90-yard runs and a 63-yard drop kick right between the goal posts. See it. Cur tain 8:20. Thurs. and Sat. 2:20. MANHATTAN MART— Four Cohans, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. Ed Wynn's capers, droll as ever, have cus tomers rolling in the aisle and tearing up the carpet by 8:30. A moderately good supporting cast for Mr. Wynn who doesn't need support; he could be funny in a tent. Curtain 8:15. Sat. only 2:15. THE RED ROBE— Majestic, 22 West Mon roe. Central 8240. A big, substantial Shubert show with good voices, good scenery, lavish sets and a gent who says "Bastile, my heart, Bastille" and gets away with it. Reviewed in this issue by Charles Collins. Curtain 8:20. Sat. only 2:20. MT MARTLAND— Great Northern, 21 West Quincy. Central 8240. A wall of Confederate infantry descends tune fully on Fredericksburg, wisecracks with Barbara Fritchie, Stonewall Jackson sings a song and one more Romberg operetta is launched for a popular and swinging evening. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed 2:15. RIO RITA— Illinois, 65 East Jackson. Har rison 6510. A vast and sightly musical piece admirably cast and displaying the Albertina Rasch girls here for the sea son. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:20 Sat. and Wed. 2:20. Drama THE COMMAND TO LOVE— Stude- baker, 418 South Michigan. Harrison 2792. A very naughty and commendable piece of acting, a smooth and snooty Eu ropean situation. The best light comedy now visible. By all means. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE TRIAL OF MART Dl/GAN— Adel- phi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. THE CHICAGOAN PRESENTS After-Theatre, by A. R. Katz Cover Current Entertainment for the Fort night Ending November 3 Page 2 gustatorial geography 4 Notes and Comment, By Martin J. i^utgley 9 Kipling on Traffic, by A. King 10 Smoover — The Synthetic President, by Frank Sullivan 11 Verse Libre, by Maureen McKernan.... 12 The Kick-Off, by Charles Collins 13 Interview Moderne, by Edward Despres 14 Art for Chicago's Sake, by Francis C. Coughlin 15 At the Poster Show, by Phil Nesbit 16 Overtones, by Blanch Goodman Eisen- drath 17 Earle Larimore, by Nat Karson 18 Chicagoan s, by Marian Maxwell Goss 19 Tennessee Mitchell Anderson, by Rudolph Weisenborn 19 The Opera Moderne, by A. R. Katz 20-21 Sir Gawain's Sadde Plyght, by Thomas Sims 23 Journalistic Journeys, by Francis C. Coughlin 23 Paris, by E. S. Kennedy 24 Music, by Robert Pollak 26 Books, by Susan Wilbur 28 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 30 Newsprint, by Ezra 32 The Chicagoenne, by Arcye Will 34 Town Talk 36 Ann Harding, blonde and beauteous, goes on trial and is manfully acquitted by a jury which fires the case out ol court after it sees the whites of her eyes. For a very adequate evening. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THEATRE GUILD— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. "Marco .Mil lions" lambasted in this issue by Charles "Dark Island" Collins closes October 21- Follows, . "Volpone" October 22 and "Porgy"- November 5. Curtain 8:3U. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. High toned drama, all. THE SILENT HOUSE— Garrick, 64 West Randolph. Central 8240. This gasp ana gurgle exposition of the mystery murde closes October 27 for a piece called THE SKULL— in the same tradition. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE QUEER'S HUSBAND— Cort, l*2 North Dearborn. Central 0019. A suave, funny, admirably acted skit on royalty- Roland Young is splendid. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Closes Oc tober 22 for THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAT— Comedy to be reviewed. BURLESQUE— Harris, 170 North Dear born. Central 1880. Hal Skelly and Barbara Stanwyck in a comedy of stag life and love hilariously done. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. TOUNG LOVE— Woods, 54 West Ran dolph. State 8567. A comedy featur ing Dorothy Gish (in person) and deal ing with the tender title here given. * be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE LITTLE CLAT CART— Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Monroe. Ceritra. 7085. Comedy from India disembalmed for an informative evening for st"°enh of the stage. Exquisite settings. Wortn while. Curtain 8:15. Mat. Fri. 2:15. BROADWAT— Minturn Central— 64 East Van Buren. Harrison 5800. A revival of the night club version of Tristram and Iseult. Well acted, too. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. CHATEAU— Broadway at Grace— fake- view 7170. October 15 to 22, *ne Squall." October 22-29, "Getting Ger tie's Garter." Revivals in weekly doses. Moderately well done. CINEMA UNITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born — Consistently the best cinema >» Town. Usually the best pictures; always the best show. Continuous and without stage interruptions. McVICKERS— 25 W. Madison— Richly ap pointed, admirable as to deportment, an acoustically suitable for the movietone [continued on page 4] The Chicagoan— Martin J. Quiclky, Publisher and Editor; published fortnichtlv i,v t»,» ru- n ,... . . ^\.„*oo 111. New York Office; 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: S«17^Sw^B^SbifStiof S3 ?$£?££$**** F*'' 407 South Dearborn St.. Chicago. Fortnight ending November 3. (On sale October 20.) Entered as second Cats JSKWK l^O^^^l^Vtr £\rTA^A Foot Steps in Color A Pageant of Color — the Fashionable Footwear for Evening POLLYANNA — slender, smart and distinctive — a Strap model of colorful Paisley Brocade, the dramatizing foot note of the modern evening Costume. THE SHOE BOX — FIFTH FLOOR Ch as . A . Jte vmr . & . Dec/ trie shoe hex H.'} U. S. Dot. Off. • 9 J 7 " for tfic Ljcun^er set A TUE CHICAGOAN type of entertainment featured. Con tinuous. No stage acts. ROOSEVELT— 110 N. State— A short- waisted auditorium, usually crowded, and a crisp program policy. Pictures exclu sively, most of them mechanically scored and some of them talkative. Continuous. No stage acts. CHICAGO— State at Lake— The Town's ' biggest downtown cinema. Devoted to pictures, bands, orchestras, vaudeville acts, ballets, comedians, tumblers and, on special occasions, elephants. Continuous. All sorts of entertainment, including good. ORIENTAL— 20 W. Randolph— Primarily a temple to Paul Ash. Secondarily a cinema. The youngest audience in town. The best jazz band. Continuous. MONROE — Monroe at Dearborn — An ex clusive picture place, brave in new and pleasant decorative scheme, flooring and seat equipment. Movietone program. Continuous, quiet, and altogether a good place to see a picture. PLAYHOUSE— 410 S. Mich.— The Town's cinema intime. Unique screen entertain ment, more uniquely presented. Pleas ant, intelligently directed, smart. CONCERTS MISCHA ELMAN, violinist, Oct. 21st, 3:30, Orchestra Hall. KATHRTN ROBERTS, soprano, Oct. 21st, 3:30, Studebaker Theatre. JAN CHIAPUSSO, pianist, Oct. 21st, 3:30, Playhouse. WHITNEY TRIO, Wed. evening, Oct. 24th, 8:15, Kimball Hall. FRANCIS MacMILLEN, violinist, Oct. 28th, 3:30, Studebaker Theatre. GEORGIA KOBER, pianist, and ELSA HARTHAN ARENDT, soprano, Oct. 28th, 3:30, The Playhouse. SPORTS FOOTBALL— October 20— Indiana at Illi nois, Chicago at Minnesota, Kentucky at Northwestern, Michigan at Ohio State, Wisconsin at Purdue, Notre Dame at Georgia Tech. October 27 — Purdue at Chicago, North' western at Illinois, Wisconsin at Michi gan, Ohio at Indiana, Drake at Notre Dame, Dartmouth at Princeton, Cornell at Harvard, Army at Yale. November 3 — Pennsylvania at Chicago, Mennesota at Northwestern, Illinois at Michigan, Alabama at Wisconsin, Prince ton at Ohio State, Notre Dame at Penn. State, Dartmouth at Yale, Leheigh at Harvard. TABLES BLACKSTONE HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 4300. A highly civilized spot in the culture area at the tip of Lake Michigan. Margraff's music. August Dittrich is maitre d' hotel. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 South Michigan. Wabash 4400. A tremendous inn, cliff- like on the boulevard, but nicely scaled down to individual comfort and service. Husk O'Hare in the main dining room for dancing from 6:30 until 9:30. Stadler is headwaiter. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Peacock Alley and the wise glitter of the Balloon Room make the Congress a show place. Johnny Hemp's sauve band. Ray Barrec is head- waiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A well situated hostelry gracious and comfortable. An unusually Current Entertainment [listings begin on page 2] good orchestra, the Palmer House Sym phony. Mutschler is headwaiter. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 East On tario. Delaware 0930. The best of night places, naughty music, notable people, merry, knowing, late and luxurious until 7 a. m. or thereabouts. And Helen, lovely hostess. Yeh, we mean Helen De Lay an' what's it to ya? Johnny Itta is headwaiter. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260, 3818, 3819. A wide and hand' some place with rustic trimmings (no derogation) and a negro band under Professor Tyler. Gay people. Hostesses. Entertainment. Gene Harris is head- waiter. GRANADA CAFE— 6800 Cottage Grove. Hyde Park 0646. Young and lively, this place packs 'em in night after night. The swooning music of Guy Lombardo, unsurpassed anywhere in the city. Gay. Billy Leather is headwaiter. BEAU MONDE CLUB— 519 Diversey Parkway. Diversey 10020. A new place with dining, dancing, floor show. Reasonably priced. Adequate music. "Good revue. CHEZ PIERRE— Ontario and Fairbanks Court. Superior 1347. Conservative, a good floor show, competent music, inno cent fun, and the setting by Pierre. A wholesome and satisfying club entirely adequate for fair sized evening. Earl Hoffman's band. Paul is headwaiter. PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 North Michi gan. Dearborn 4388. New and im proved Petrushka selects its clients from the people whose names are news. Mem- orable victuals. A brisk sliow. No whoopee. Khmara is master of cere monies. Kinsky is headwaiter. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Stage stars after theatre for the best club in town. A diversified group of patrons, unusually frolicsome after a football game. Considerable whoopee until 2 a. m. Julius Brown is headwaiter. CLUB APEX— 330 East 35th. Douglas 4878. A black and tan not recommended to visiting Southrons, but popular, noisy, informal and something of a show place. Jimmy Newman plays the music. Frankie Sine is headwaiter. Open all night. KELLY'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2142. The noisiest night club on earth and consequently a show place widely known. Informal (very) and cheap (really). Johnny Makely is head- waiter. ST, HUBERTS OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Wabash 0770. Here British cooks work wonder with the rap turous victuals of Albion. CAFE LOU1S1AHE— 1341 South Michi gan. Michigan 1837. Victory 10533. Creole artists do splendid things with food in the New Orleans tradition. The Lordly Pompano is served in glory. Music for dancing, if the diner is able. Mons. Max is headwaiter. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 1011 North Rush. Delaware 4598. A sturdy meal in a pic turesque parlor well worth an evening. CAFE OLD STAMBOUL— 39 East Oak. Delaware 1825. Mons. Mosgofian, pro prietor of this Turkish restaurant super' vises the production of tasty and unpronounceable dishes which go to make up an adventure in eating. Small and highly perfumed but increasingly popular. RED STAR INN— 1528 North Clark. Delaware 3942. German cookery lov ingly purveyed in as quaint and com fortable a dining room as exists in this town. JULIENS'— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. French food and no fooling at plain tables. Something of a show place. Huge portions. FRASCATI— 619 Cass. Delaware 9669. A quiet, well-bred Italian restaurant offer ing excellent meals and good service. Nice people. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 North Clark. Delaware 4144. Sea foods of all descriptions and some dishes which baffle the puny adjective. A noteworthy place for after theatre supper. Open until 4 a. m. L'AIGLON— 22 West Ontario. Delaware 1909. French again and moderately high toned. Private dining rooms if desired. Teddy Majerus is host and guide to a very competent cuisine. SALLY'S— 4650 Sheridan Road. A break fast place until 9 a. m. or thereabouts for a sprightly night life crowd with occasional and amusing impromptu broad casters. Might drop in. MARINE DINING ROOM— Edgewater Beach Hotel. Longbeach 6000. A most pleasant, adequate and highly respectable dinner, dance selection. Music under the baton of Ted Fiorito. William is headwaiter. And unusually nice people. DRAKE HOTEL— Michigan Avenue at Lakeshore Drive. Superior 2200. An other proper, enjoyable, civilized inn with good dance music by Davis and highly satisfying food and service. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. SHORELAHD .HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. Excellent places, both, for a meal after a football game south or north. OUT OF TOWN GAMES— At Ann Arbor try the Michigan Union, or better drive eight miles to the Huron at Ypsi- lanti, or still better Detroit. At Cham' paign, the Inman, fair, or- the Urbana' Lincoln, so-so. Or better, return to Chicago. At Madison, the Lorraine or the Par\. At Minneapolis, the Nicollet, Radisson, Dyc^man in order named. At South Bend, the Oliver, or better, drive back to Chicago. And the Little Girls BON APPETIT— 108 East Walton Place. Luncheons, afternoon teas, cakes and pas' tries are here vended by alumnae of the Sacred Heart Convent to benefit that in' stitution. VASSAR HOUSE— 153 East Erie. Dela ware 3143. Eat and support a Vassar scholarship. Nice place, TWE CHICAGOAN 5 Mrs. Ruth Hanna MC ormic ...why mo enjoys politi k ics ""POLITICS in its proper sense is nothing but -L public service and I find my greatest enjoy ment in politics is meeting and knowing so many people and learning how real public service may broaden their pleasures and usefulness." This is a reflection of Mrs. Ruth Hanna Mc Cormick, farmer, business woman, political organ izer and leader. "In my most recent tour of 17,000 miles up and down State as a candidate for Congress I have observed how well the Herald and Exam iner understands the needs of the people in this section of the country. "The Herald and Examiner's editorial support of national and state road programs, waterway devel opment, improvement of aviation and, locally, its efforts toward meeting the needs of Chicago all constitute public service of the highest order. "As a farmer and a woman in business, I also appreciate fully the paper's market pages with their very complete tables and helpful analyses, all handled by experts. And being in politics, I find the frequent Sunday features by leaders of Euro pean thought particularly interesting." Reprinted below is the Herald and Examiner's progressive editorial platform. Its purpose is to support the things most vital to you and to help you take an active, intelligent part in whatever concerns you most. A, mother's instinctive interest in the health of babies led Mrs. McCormick; to ral^e time from her extensive business and political activities to master the subject of pure mill; production. One result of that study was the establish ment m her great Ogle County farm of the greatest Holstcin-Fricsian herd in Illinois. Her dairy sends more than a thousand quarts 0/ certified millt to Chicago and elsewhere each morning. Interested as she is in political leader ship and in government and business she always is ready to give public health the right of way as of first importance. *»y A ; aevelop*"*' ¦** for -P**? hd** -* Waterway «• « -:.IW lak«» » »» .„..,. •n'«a«hr,loaa^ntoCW»»ol Bro.a.U*e^TUtiooin»tt Derelopinen* ot » branches. — - ¦—" iaiariet. ,«tetn. »' aue»n«_»^J- A leader in the great com munity 0/ Illinois centering around Rocltford, Mrs. McCormtcl( is owner and publisher of the Roc\ford Republic. Site is here shoum at the linotype u»ith Claire Fritz, an employee of the Re public for 28 years. )fl tf»err---__ W ,long"" "ort? A„« the most ir.«»W"f corolng «• F„C3«.«' to -K-VS ¦c=gH;S£fftf« ajs^-rfcw he P.clfic been atnai'"* fly,ng "°nth,s„ , 1911. «>*•< "" Sep«"bcr- In W . pw\fic co»»\vJ?8 T63. l9ft California f°on, 9 i„ oM ye... The man who knows Coolidge T TF has been a close associate and confidant of JL X the President for more than twenty years. Justice of Peace Coolidge . . . Governor Coolidge . . . President Coolidge . . . through out the President's career, they have been together, When he wants news from the President, he goes directly to Coolidge. He is John Lambert of the Herald and Examiner Wash ington staff. John Lambert is typical of the men that constitute one of the most brilliant staffs assembled on a single newspaper to produce the contents of each day's Herald and Examiner. Arthur Brisbane . . James Weber Linn . . John Lambert . . . O. O. Mclntyre Fontaine Fox . . . John Held, Jr., and Lloyd Mayer . . . Glenn Dillard Gunn . . Ashton Stevens . . . Ted Cook . . . Warren Brown . Bobby Jones . . . B C. Forbes . . Merryle Rukeseyer . . . Karl von Wiegand . . . these are but a few of them. And the anonymous writers who report the world's daily drama in the news columns of the Herald and Examiner are the highest paid men and women in the profession. This great staff provides more than 435 ,000 daily readers with a newspaper full of inter esting, wide-awake news, alert editorial com ment and pleasant mental recreation every morning. If you are not familiar with it now, get a Herald and Examiner tomorrow. Enjoy it. You will make it a morning habit. The Herald and Examiner's editorial platform, and recent, typical editorials 6 TWtCWICAGOAN the new "t" strap rhinestone span is smartest * - - spans, 1Z.OO eel spans on evening slippers transforming opera pumps into jeweled dancing slippers- pumps. i8.5o SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE New York from time to time we make announcements of special importance, should you be interested, we will be pleased to add your name to our lists. TI4ECI4ICAGOAN MM llfi B/Mi from these fundamental improvements \ Syncro-mesh transmission permits gear change at any speed. No clashing. 2 Duplex four-wheel brakes operate with only a light touch on the pedal. 3 Steering gear handles car with minimum effort. 4 Adjustable front seat places brake and clutch within easy reach of any driver. 5 An even more powerful and smoother-running Cadillac built, 90-degree, V-type Eight. (3 Pneumatic Control principle applied to Fisher bodies assures quietness. 7 Security-Plate glass for safety. 3 Chromium plated exterior nickel parts provide permanent sheen. 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 8 TUECUICAGOAN 'Don't call the usher, if you are annoyed" /FIND that people who chatter during a stage performance, invariably have their facts wrong. One asserts that Miss Stardust last played in Peoria, and the other gets posi tively venomous in refutation. I simply turn around, and suggest that both contestants read Virginia Dale's drama column in The Journal. Her critiques are keen, witting and penetrating. And her knowledge of plays and players is vast. CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL RECENT registration activities in Chicago bear out the forecast that Politics this Fall will be a popular as well as a professional interest. This leads hurriedly to the conclusion that a considerable volume of the vote verdicts are not likely to be cut to the order of the organization ma' chines. Anything may happen when the average voter, quickened into something more than a mechanical interest in elections, sets out with the idea in mind that while he may not know what is right, he does know what he likes. ? WE regret to note no mention in connection with the activities of the recent Radio Fair held in Chi' cago, and participated in by important radio in' terests, of any plans to deal with radio announcers whose familiarity with the language of the country, and its cor' rect pronunciation, is painfully limited. Recently we heard a reading of news dispatches from the Herald- Examiner by an announcer who must be a legi timate descendant of Mrs. Malaprop. With only a few added confusions in terms and pronunciations, together with appropriate pauses for laughter, the broadcast would have done well as a comedy feature. ? THE Chicago World's Fair poster contest has turned in some pretty fine posters, despite a set of extra' ordinary — not to say ridiculous — conditions imposed upon the contestants. Posters submitted in the contest, according to the formal regulations, were to be "indicative, illustrative or signific cant of the Chicago World's Fair in 1933, and also of the City of Chicago in that year." Then someone on the com' mittee, thoughtfully and considerately, added, "but shall otherwise be unrestricted as to subject." Artists are, of course, extraordinary persons, but it does seem to be going it a little strong when it is required that the City of Chicago in 1933 be indicated, illustrated or signified, especially in view of the fact that a great many artists abroad, who do not even know what Chicago in 1928 looks like, were invited to compete. Also, if any artist — or baker or candlestick maker — this side of Paradise can "indicate, illustrate or signify" just what the Chicago World's Fair of 1933 is going to be all about he would be able to achieve even greater fame than drawing the poster by taking the trustees of the Fair into his confidence. The conditions imposed have obviously worked a hard' ship on the contestants who have participated and doubt' lessly have kept much good work out of the contest. In all probability various of the conditions will have to be forgotten about politely. At any rate, many of the posters now on display at the Art Institute do not conform — and many of these are among the best work. Fortunately many of the best artists did not take the regulations of the contest too seriously; otherwise, the re' viewing jury would be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. ? WE shall continue to see no reason for any hope of improving materially traffic conditions in Chicago until the present .authorities, or their successors, commence to show some interest in utilizing available fa' cilities. It is all very interesting to hear of developments now in contemplation, which are later to be constructed at some little cost to taxpayers; but with the constantly increasing burden of traffic the obvious immediate require' ment is the best possible use of available facilities, as well as employing, upon' their completion, these new contem' plated developments. The lower level of the Michigan Avenue Bridge is a tremendously costly item of construction which is being put to very poor use indeed. At no time is it really crowded by commercial vehicles and if it were not being used as a parking area a stranger happening upon it might think it a lost and forgotten artery of the city, used by the ancients and now builded over by the modern city. And yet, an intelligent diversion of traffic entering and leaving the downtown district over the lower level would be a tremendous relief to the surface congestion. ? THERE has been no recession in popular interest in the travel lecture. This revered institution, a while back apprehensive over its future, is now in its day of greatest popularity. The travelling public, having been places and seen things, are not, as was feared, avoiding the travel lectures. On the contrary, they are crowding these events in large and enthusiastic numbers. But the mission of the lecturer has been somewhat altered. He may no longer present himself as an extraordinary person who has followed the sun around the world into strange and mysterious places. Instead, he must hold him' self to be only an amplifier of the experiences of large nunv bers of his audiences. He realizes that on account of the great vogue in foreign travel during the past few years a considerable part of his job is only to embellish what already has been seen, and to add details which may have escaped the more hurried traveller. ? GENE MARKEY, industriously reported by Ashton Stevens, is seeking to relieve the problem in termi' nology created as the result of motion pictures hav ing taken on sound and voice. Mr. Markey insists the audible pictures should be described as "shouties." While "shouties" is not very much worse than "movies" it does seem that the pictures, having survived the latter corrup' tion, should in their new form be given what, as the boys would say, is a decent break. — M ARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 10 TWE CHICAGOAN Oh East Is East and West Is West And Never Trie wain Shall Meet TUt CHICAGOAN n Smoover, or The Synthetic President The Chicagoan Solves What Seems to Be a Problem of the Day By FRANK SULLIVAN THE election promises to be close. Indeed, it may be so close that of the 76,866,484 voters in the country 38,433,242, or exactly half, will vote for Hoover and the remaining half for Smith, thus causing a deadlock or tie, or whatever happens to be your par' ticular name for i^Y^- a situation like ri ^S'f that. /"m In that case several things could be done. The election could be thrown into Congress, but the opinion of your cor' respondent is that this would be un wise. Never throw anything into Congress. It is dangerous, especially in the case of a Presi dential election. An election thrown into Con' gress would not have the ghost of a chance of com' ing out. For in stance, the mo ment Senator Johnson of Cali fornia saw you or me throwing the election into Con- mmr ^m gress, he would ^^ N\_ saY t0 Senator Borah of Idaho : "What is that he is throwing into Congress?" And one of the nurses or keepers who take care of the Senators and Representatives would say, "Oh, that's a Presidential election." Thereupon a wild glitter would creep into the eyes of both Senators Johnson and Borah, but the wild glit ters in their eyes would be nothing, as glitters go, compared with the glitters that would come into the eyes of all the other Congressmen the moment the word spread. SENATOR JOHNSON would im mediately attempt to creep up on the election and seize it. In the mean time you may rest assured that Senator Borah would not be sitting idly by, twiddling his thumbs, or aiding and abetting his colleague to filch the elec tion. Think he's a fool? He knows perfectly well that if the American people had any sense, they would long ago have given the Presidency to the one man in the country capable of lead ing our glorious nation (may she always be right or wrong!) into her place in the sun. Who is that man? Who in deed but William E. Borah? Now Senator Johnson agrees with Borah, ex cept in this detail: Johnson would sub stitute the name "Johnson" for the name "Borah" in describing the ideal President. Senator Deneen would sub stitute the name "Deneen" for both "Johnson" and "Borah." Similarly with Senators Fess, Watson, Couzens, Norbeck, McMaster, Smoot, Dill, McNary, Ashhurst, Capper, Keyes, Moses, Walsh, George, Wagner, Edge, Glass, Swanson, Shipstead, etc. All these gentlemen know they are wasting their time, or times, being Senators when with little or no extra effort they could be devoting their efforts to being the best President since Washington, or, as they would put it, that Washing ton was the best President up to the time that they took office. And there is always the possibility that in the scramble that would ensue when the election had been thrown into Congress, Tom Heflin might be the one who would get away with it. ALL in all, Al Smith and Herbie /\ Hoover would, in my opinion, be very badly advised if they ever let the election be thrown into Congress. It would be equivalent to asking the Sin clair Oil Company to mind the Teapot Dome oil fields for a while while you went to the store for some groceries, or giving your watch for safekeeping to a gentleman wearing a cap and a mask, holding a revolver in one hand and a blackjack in the other, and ejaculating "Stick 'em up!" at frequent intervals. The thing for Smith and Hoover to do, in case the election is a tie, is to settle the matter between them selves. After all, it is their private affair. They are the ones who wanted to be President. They did all the work; shook all the hands, kissed all the babies and took all the dictation from radio an nouncers who ,''/^^sxv kept telling them X^-'O- \ how to stand in V^^ front of the mic rophone and what to do there. They are sensi ble gentlemen and they could doubt less come to a satisfactory com promise. In case they should find it difficult to do •this, let me drop a few hints to them, gratis. Why not reach an agreement whereby they'd both be President, either at one and the same time, or alternating. Hoover could be President in 1929 and 1931 and Smith could take the chair in 1930 and 1932. Or one could be President on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the other on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Sundays they could both go out and play golf and leave somebody to take care of the White House and veto any bills that came along. Ex-President Taft or Mr. Coolidge would doubtless be glad to do this, for a slight consideration, both having had experience. They could divide the work. Hoover could do the vetoing, add up the ap propriations and ponder on flood relief. Those are the things he likes. Al Smith likes to mix, so he could meet X 12 THE CHICAGOAN 'Oh Dearie, Jwve you heard about curves coming in again? Now we can ditch those digusting diets" the ambassadors and visiting excursions, and make the speeches. It finally occurs that a solution of the possible tie could be effected by adopting the course the late Mr. Munsey used whenever be bought a paper and combined it with one of his other papers, retaining the best features of each. You could take Al's brown derby and cigar and Hoover's adminis trative ability; Al's grasp of popular feeling and Hoover's double-breasted blue suits; Al's zoo and Hoover's police dog, and so on, and before you got through you'd have as nice a president as the country has seen since they com bined John Quincy Adams with James Monroe and produced Andrew Jackson. Verse Libre A Consideration of Political Slogans Born to Blush Unseen IF anyone's been wondering what's become of the poets, the answer is that they've become sloganeers. What rhyme may have to do with politics isn't quite clear, but a ramble through the thousands of Hoover slogans re ceived at Republican Headquarters in 333 North Michigan nets such treas ures as the following, each a gem from a different pen: "The Hoover Story Is Mankind's Glory!" "Hoover Was Near With Deeds Of Cheer!" "He Did His Share For Over There!" "Hoover's Hand Helped Every Land!" "By Food We Won As Well As Gun!" "Hoover Cared and Shared!" Pretty, yes? There's a slogan to suit every mood and every man. The mechanical fel low should find himself impelled ballot box-ward with this ringing in his soul, "How Safe You'd Feel With Hoover At The Wheel!" And here's a good mouthful to shout in two breaths for an enthusiast who wants to make good wholesome noise, "Hoover Is The Man We Need — He Makes Good In Word and Deed!" Here's a subtle one the campaigners should not overlook, "That Man Born On a Farm — Won't Do Our Country Any Harm!" Or if one is needed for a nice swinging marching song, to sing, say, during a torch light parade or at a chowder party, "Hoover Was a Friend In Need — Unselfish Service Guaranteed." AND can't you just see an earnest, k terse speaker pounding the plat form at a Kiwanis meeting and mak ing a whole speech with "Hoover Is a Doer!" and ending a stirring appeal with a word for the good old party, "Liberty — Prosperity — G. O. P.!" Here's a graver note, taking into consideration the deeper things of life. "Don't Tempt Fate With The Ship Of State — Choose Hoover!" If George Cohan isn't tied up with the opposition it'll be a great mistake not to ask him to set one of his tunes to "Hoover, I'm For You — You're True Blue," "Hoover Is True Through and Through" and "To Serve The Nation Is His Inspira tion!" Perhaps it's a good thing this great republic does not go in for poet lau reates. If that reward were in sight, there might be such an outpouring of inspired patriotic verse that there'd be dirty doings when the rivalry grew in tense. — MAUREEN McKERNAN. THE CHICAGOAN 13 The Kick-Off A Few Rousing Rahs for Our Boys By CHARLES COLLINS FOOTBALL without partisanship is champagne without the sparkle; and therefore, in the far-flung tournament of punts and passes now in progress, The Chicagoan takes its stand with Our Boys. Its slogan is "Go, Chicago!" and "Yea, Northwestern!" — with a few hearty "Os-ke-wow'wows!" for Illinois tossed in to supplement our regional enthusiasm. Since the Maroons and the Wildcats will not meet, this is not a difficult platform for the campaign. And if Illinois should defeat either or both of them, the honor will still remain in the family. Both Chicago and Northwestern are formidable barriers in the path of any team that hopes to win the champion- ship of the Western Conference. Their schedules, taken together, cover every member of the Big Ten except Michi gan, who will be neatly handled, we hope, by Illinois. The gold footballs which symbolize last year's champion ship dangle on watch- fobs down at Urbana, where Mr. Zuppke appears to be producing another team of the same type. There is reason to believe that the title will stay in this common wealth; but on this point we will not yet hazard a prophecy. When dealing with football early in the season, the safest policy is watchful waiting. There are no bad football teams anywhere on the collegiate map; the under-dogs are having their day. CHICAGO, opening a week earlier than its rivals (with the excep tion of Indiana) gave Maroon adher ents the blackest day in the history of the university. The first team, playing listlessly, inertly and erratically, suc cumbed to South Carolina, 6 to 0. Then the reserves trotted out on the gridiron, to pay tribute to the current vogue for double-headers, and although showing more snap than the varsity, caught a Tartar. Ripon College, flash ing some handy ball carriers, defeated the Maroon "B" squad, 12 to 0. This was nothing short of a debacle. There were no excuses to be made. True, Captain Weislow, star tackle buttressing a none-too-strong line, had been incapacitated in the first scrim mage; but even so this double drubbing was a disgrace. A theory, much pre valent, to the effect that because of high scholastic requirements and limitations of admission Chicago was sinking, ath letically, to the level of Senn High School seemed to have been proved. Then came the second Saturday, with another state university, Wyom ing, as opponent. The Maroons, some what shaken up as to line-men, were like a new team. It was as if Stagg had sown the gridiron with dragons' teeth to harvest a crop of iron men. The spirits of John and Harry Thomas, Five-Yards McCarthy, Schommer, Cat- lin, Steffen, Bezdek and all the other tough old-timers had taken possession of the once-listless lads. They were devastating. The score, 47 to 0, was the highest the Maroons have run up for nine years. They did everything that can be done with a football; they even Will you see if my roses arc still fresh? 14 THE CHICAGOAN revived the almost obsolete field goal. That feat was not allowed to figure on the score board because of off-side play; but Mendenhall went back into the after- piece with Lake Forest, to win that game a la Eckersall, 3 to 0. From this it is apparent that the Maroons have scoring power this year. The Wyoming players, who came from f* "H-m-mf! Fancy allowing farms so close to our country club" 7,000 feet above sea level, probably suf fered from the change of altitude; but even when they were fresh Stagg's re juvenated gang drove them back re lentlessly. When Weislow's knee is repaired, and since Buck Weaver, who weighs 240 pounds, has made his con ditions, the line will be able to clear the track for the ball-carriers, who are fast and plentiful. Watch, in particu lar, new boys named Van Nice and Hey wood. NORTHWESTERN made a satis factory start with the Bulldogs, well named, of Butler College as their opponents. There was something Stagg-like in the stubborn Butler de fense, which held grimly on the five- yard line several times, suggesting the schooling of "Pat" Page, ex-Maroon, who used to coach these Indianapolis athletes. The Wildcats had to play hard for their 12 to 0 victory, and revealed themselves as a much better team than last year's brilliant disap' pointment. Holmer, Calderwood and Levison are a choice trio of running backs, promis ing ample trouble for Northwestern 's opponents. The latter, formerly a blocking back, has come into his own as a shifty ball carrier. Bergherm, a fine passer, is admirable for late phases of the game; and Lee Hanley and Fox are adequate as quarterbacks. A sophomore named Griffin seems to be the kind of half 'back who is destined to get himself called a "flash." The Purple's passing is clever, and the Glenn Warner system of ball-carrying is, working smoothly, with double and triple reverses that have deception. After the Northwestern varsity had quelled Butler, the reserves, who are numerous, came out to try their mettle on Loyola of Chicago. Aroused, no doubt, by the figures on the score board — Wisconsin, 22; Notre Dame, 6 — the Loyolans made good for the "fighting Irish" tradition and downed the junior Wildcats, 13 to 6. THESE new-fangled double-head ers of football are not, from the spectators' point of view, an unmixed blessing. Close attention to one foot ball game is enough for an afternoon, and the after-piece comes as an anti climax in which there is no keen inter est. Illinois has the right idea, we suspect, in sending the "B" team out of town. The fall of Notre Dame before Wis consin was as much of a shock to the sports editors as the collapse of a civil ization. It made the Badgers a candi date for championship honors in the early guessing, which is a novelty. The defeat of Michigan by Ohio Wesleyan as the season opened was also stunning to the band-wagon boys. October 6 was a Saturday of giant-slaying. These cruel and unusual events were, however, highly refreshing to The Chicagoan. It was high time for foot ball to renew its faith in its ancient credo : The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Interview Moderne And Without Picture 1 EXPECTED to find her hiding be hind a hedge of orchids. Instead a cluster of wild grapes hung in Bacchic abandon from the tawny back of her fox throw, and she stood facing the crowd from the platform of the Cen tury wearing the Mona Lisa smile that had made her famous. Mama, in a beige ensemble, was parading the orchids; her face was a mass of nuance. I have heard that in Paris there is a man who goes each day to the. Louvre to stand in awe before Leonardo's masterpiece. Here were a hundred men and women standing in silent admira tion before the new idol. I advanced toward the actress. Obviously she possessed what philosophers have vari ously known as the ding an sich, libido, and more recently It. Reporter (hesitantly ): Miss Stel lar? Mama: Stella Stellar. Reporter: Does Chicago appeal to you? How would you like to spend your wander-yahr here, assuming that THE CHICAGOAN 15 you are going to spend a wander-yahr? Mama: Of course we have the pass ports in my trunks. There's nothing like the Swedish legation for service. Reporter: I gather you are of Swedish descent. Stella (torturing her eyebrows): Partly . . . partly Spanish. Mama: From the Low Countries. Reporter: Oh, Dutch. Mama (stamping her foot): Is nothing sacred? Reporter (soothing) : I beg pardon. It is a nation of homes isn't it? Stella: Huh? Reporter (parrying): Were you a Wampas? Press Agent (nervously): Will I call the Swedish legation, ma' ma? Reporter: Little flower of the Delft. Press Agent: Say that again. That was a good line. Reporter: Little flower of the Delft. Julius Rosenwald (spea\ing up from amongst the throng): You'd go big in our catalog, Miss Stellar. Reporter: Does cauliflower dis agree with you, Miss Stellar? Mama: She never had a ringworm. Llewellyn Jones: Will you re view this Confession, Miss Stellar? Miss Stellar: What Revue was that? Reporter: Does your mother al ways travel with you? Miss Stellar: Motherhood is sacred. I know. I've had one. Ernest Byfield: The bungalow on the roof of the Sherman is at your disposal, Miss Stellar. Miss Stellar: Goody! Maybe we can have that Revue after all. Reporter: What do you think of the "Bridge of San Luis Rey"? Miss Stellar (sniffing her \erchief, then waving a chautauqua salute): It's Chanel Number 7. Barney Balaban (waving a con tract): Sing on the dotted line. It means $5,000 a week. Jane Addams : Oh, won't you visit us at Hull House? Miss Dutton : Miss Dutton invites you. Mama : She don't look kosher to me. Reporter: My editor wants your Life, Miss Stellar. Carl Sandberg (ecstatically) : What a life! Mama: Now it can be told. — EDWARD DESPRES. Art for Chicago's Sake All's Fair in the Poster Contest By FRANCIS C COUGHLIN PAUSE first on the steps of the In stitute and take in the wall of the city. The flanking cluster of Tribune, Wriglev, London Guaranty and 333 Michigan at the bridge and moat on the north. The tremendous bastion of The Stevens to the left and south. Then enter quickly. Go at once to the East Galleries, ignoring statuary and the marble stair, the dim religious gallery of Velasquez and El Greco, the Renaissance showing next to it, and the moderns next to the Renaissance. In brief, go at once to the World's Fair Poster Exhibit. For here, translated in line and color, is the boulevard outside. The symbol of Chi cago. One finds the 200 posters selected from over 500 entrants grouped accord ing to national origins: French and English, German and American, a single placard from Palestine. Seeking through them to find, if possible, some hint of national influence or handling, some reflection of national spirit. Per haps if the seeker be zealous enough he can find a characteristic touch. Per- haps. At any rate, one falls into gen eralizations about the varied groups. There is, for instance, a predominance of Indian-and-old-Fort-Dearborn in American work. By inference, the European artist does not connect Chi cago with Indian life; his understand ing is that the Indian abounds on the western plain and should be shown there. But Chicago is free of the Red- Artist and author (left to right) prepare to suspend judgment 16 THE CHICAGOAN skin. Instead of Sac and Fox and the palisaded fort, the Frenchman and German introduce the American flag; Chicago, also by inference, is reassur ingly discovered to be part of the Na tional Union. To a European, the Centennial Celebration is an American World's Fair. Not a Chicago exposi tion. Score for the larger view. Indeed, a German poster by Ludwig Hohlwein depicts a symbolic Yankee bearing a huge flag. Startingly the fig ure resembles Alfred Emanuel Smith. Score for Al Smith. He makes a re markably fine poster. From poster to President — a suggestion offered free of charge. THE European, too, is much taken by the sky-scraper. To speak a bit critically, he takes advantage of it. Some of the pictured tall buildings are worse even than their local models. The skeptic is invited to see and suffer for himself. In the perception of this larger view, the grasping of the essential significance of the Fair by foreign and domestic art ists, an observer is forced to a painful consideration of the poster contest as held under the rules laid down by its committee. These rules — after making provision for the ordinary uniformity required in any contest, color range, size, time limit and lettering specifica tions — went on to set up an arbitrary and restricting standard, namely, that posters must be illustrative, significant or indicative of Chicago in 1933 (I quote from memory). As a result, local artists who should be best fitted to portray Chicago were held to set ideas and designs, while foreign competitors, who had — fortu nately — not heard of the ukase, allowed their skill free range. In consequence, American posters seem generally trite, uninspired, banal and stereotyped in ideas. Or they openly ignore the rules and go ahead. Almost every poster favorably mentioned by local art critics has been widely divergent from the 1933 rule. An unthinkable blunder by the committee. An excusable but un fortunate misunderstanding by the press. It is hardly probable that selec tion can take place within the regula tions, yet many fine artists have been unreasonably trammelled by them. lARGELY because of the contest L^ rules, European artists are out standing in originality. To be sure this originality tends downward as well as "Quiet, Clarence, Mother brought you here to appreciate beautiful things." upward from the norm. Instance Julius Klinger's plaque showing a new model Uncle Sam done in red and blue stripes and spangled with white stars. The profile departs from the traditional lean citizen to a side view resembling Louis Wolheim. Perhaps Herr Klinger served in the war. French entry 89 (the artist's name is not visible) uses the skyscraper most strikingly for a magnificent poster. An airplane cuts the blue air before a sharp white building. A high elevated moves across the pictured city. Eighty-nine should place near the top when three prizes are considered. The first award $1,500. The second $500. And a popular prize, awarded according to public vote, $300. Not much as prizes go. But there is fame. And the com mittee will consider new posters until the day, in 1933, when the fair begins. One notes famous poster names in the list of contestants. Pryse from England; Jean d'Ylen from France; Hohlwein from Germany; Klinger from Australia. Blumenthal, Paus, and Rackow from the United States; A. R. Katz, Phipps, Olson and Babcock from Chicago. A GERMAN poster by Artist Roth speaks forcefully for itself. Con summate design, good color, clear mean ing. Ignatz Sahula (American) builds an imposing skyscraper design above Fort Dearborn in the foreground. G. Baron contributes a striking placard. But the most elaborate effort is that of Oscar Turner (American). Mr. Turner visualizes the World's Fair in the grand manner. Industry, Com merce, Finance and Labor support the symbolic structure. Built on these piers, the building is further subdivided to provide room for varied activities. There is, or appears to be, a spacious chamber for dramatists, one for mu sicians, one for studios, for architects, sculptors, painters and so on. Poets and dancers — a whispered alliance time out of mind — share a single hall. Yet one is constrained to wonder a little. No five practicing poets can abide the sight of works of any five other poets. No three dramatists can possibly achieve harmonious company. Painters notoriously quarrel among themselves. TURNING from the Turner poster into an adjoining room one comes on the most striking of the 200 pla cards. A simple, powerful appeal by J. M. Mitchell. A symbolic figure, arms spread in welcome, austere, graci ous, heroic, dominates the design. A background of tall, yellow buildings, their outlines sketchy as in a dream. Seen closely the figure is alive. It al most moves. And beneath the slogan: Chicago World's Fair — 1933. Mag nificent. And again, turning abruptly from the Mitchell poster to a reporter's con cern with fact, information, survey and news, one notes that the present contest has brought more distinguished entries than the late Panama-Pacific exposition for a like contest. That the posters will be on view until mid-October and probably longer. That the exhibit is well attended, carefully seen. That it is well arranged. Colorful. Promising. A portent of the great exposition to come. Outside the tremendous wall of the city rises from the glistening boulevard. And the welcoming arms are again outstretched. As in a dream. Thinking again upon regulations specified by the poster committee, one realizes that the Mitchell poster is probably outside the rules. No matter. Chicago itself, colossal in the prairie sunshine, has long since grown beyond petty restrictions. THE CHICAGOAN 17 Overtone/ METROPOLITAN music critic holds prohibition responsible for unpopularity of light opera. Light opera, we take it then, rests its success on a combination of light wines and Meyerbeer. * Hinterlanders viewing the general and constant excavations in New York wonder why it isn't spelled "Burrow of Manhattan." Also if the slogan of sub way promoters is "The public be jammed." * Noted physician states that four inch heels are a menace to foot health. In other words hell hath no fury like a woman's corns. * Whatever future historians may have to say of Coolidge they will all agree that he was more chinned against than chinning. * "Wall street pins faith to marines" headlines newspaper, referring to Nica- raugua. Does that mean the wording on the silver dollar will be changed to "In gob we trust"? * Speaking of wise crackers, it's our opinion that Will Rogers would rather be bright than president. — B. G. E. Poetic Acceptances Marianne Moore Accents the Office of Keener of the Bees, Birds, Beasts and Also Sev eral Fish You offer me the "chance to be"1 what I have always felt I'd care "for anywhere."2 and now that I shall head the zoo instead of merely wish ing "thish."3 so I accept. they'll be well kept. these charges that will soon be mine "shall be"4 refined and never want for food for through or brood ing, "or"5 worse, for verse. — DONALD PLANT. rhe STk G E Sneaking Sharfily to Eugene O Neil! By CHARLES COLLINS nNathan Hale. 2James G. Blaine. 'General Grant. 4Paul Revere. 5Attila. EUGENE O'NEILL'S clumsy and gaudy blurb, "Marco Millions," was the second item in the Theater Guild's repertory at the Blackstone; and in spite of its rich, romantic mounting and its picturesque acting it inflicted upon its first-night audience, I fear, an oppression of ennui. This statement is unmitigated heresy in the ranks of the yearners, the art-for-art's-sakers and the studio modernists, who will manfully protest enjoyment, against their own instincts and judgment, when anything is labelled according to their tenets of their cult; but it is, I am convinced, a correct diagnosis of the mood of that smothering premiere. Mr. O'Neill, so much petted by the critics, will have to be spoken to sharply. This waddling and groping play, pre tentiously demanding enough scenery to equip an opera house, is, in theme, a banal repetition of the cheapest and most prevalent American jape — the pseudo-intellectual snicker, in ironic key, at the commercial oafs of Bab- bittry. This line of humor has gone completely stale, and in taking it up Mr. O'Neill reveals himself as much of an addict to catch-words, slogans and cliches as the subject of his satire. The typewriters of literary Goof-Hunters, Boob-Baiters and Coolidge-Chasers chatter off this kind of stuff auto matically while their owners sleep. THE play is doubly derivative — it hitches its Menken -mimicry to the Marco Polo vogue which was started by Donn Byrne's charming little ro mance about the Venetian merchant who prospered at the court of the Great Khan. It badly reflects the work of other men. If it had been written before Byrne's tale renewed scholarly interest in Messer Polo's peregrinations through the Asia of the thirteenth cen tury, it could justly earn critical praise for its evocation of exotic atmosphere; but its material is now plainly second hand. In its detail as well as in its theme it is rubber-stamped; and such pattern-work cannot be accepted from a dramatist who, with shrill emphasis, is hailed as a leader in the camps of the Forward Movement. Moreover, to put the matter bluntly, Mr. O'Neill is not • clever enough to write satire. He lacks the lucidity which is the first duty of wit. There is no mirth in his mockery. His humor is clumsy. The authors of "Beggar on Horseback," whose field he invaded in this attempt to ridicule American atti tudes, have much to teach him. The play contains many flashes of Mr. O'Neill's imagery and vivid, stirring turns of phrase. He handles dialogue like a poet and a romanticist. and when he is not Babbitt-hunting, but dealing with the mood and soul of the East, he is highly effective. The char acter of an old Cathayan philosopher, admirably played by Claude Rains, is a gem; and the portrait of the Great Khan, which Morris Carnovsky depicts impressively, is O'Neillism at its best. I have always felt that Eugene O'Neill was a great romantic novelist led astray by the drama. He handles English magnificently, and his imagination runs to narrative rather than theatric forms. 18 THE CHICAGOAN Earle Larimore as Mosca in the Theater Guild's production of "Volpone" at the Blackstone, October 22 to November 3. He was Marco Polo in "Marco's Millions," reviewed herewith Songs of the Sword THE Majestic, which was the finest theater in town when it was dedi cated some twenty-five years ago, has emerged from the depths of continuous vaudeville into which it sank, and is now in the first line of play-going activity. With its ample seating capacity, its admirable acoustics, its mezzanine boxes and balcony in the European opera-house style, it is an ex cellent place for the exhibition of large- scale musical entertainments. In reviving the Majestic, the Shu- berts have dedicated it to the lavish, highly populated operettas which this firm has popularized of recent years — the "Student Prince" species, sonorous with song. "The Red Robe," now on view there, is something new in this line — not a year-old New York suc cess, but a generous earful and eyeful of show for Chicago to discover for itself. It follows the vogue of romantic revival by being based upon a best seller of three decades ago when the sword-and-cloak novel was in full bloom — Stanley Weyman's yarn of the same title. Weyman was a gifted follower of Dumas, and he provided this operetta with a stirring plot, provocative of many lyric attitudes. The staging of "The Red Robe," which deals with the period of Richelieu, when D'Artagnan and many other gifted swordsmen were in their hey-day, is opulent. The piece is well cast, with Walter Woolf as the Gascon hero; Helen Gilliland as the lovely heroine of Navarre; Jose Ruben as the austere, dominant Cardinal; and Barry Lupino, Barnett Parker and Violet Carlson as the clowns who are always so obstreperous in these shows. Mr. Woolf, whose voice seems to have grown lighter since he last sang here, is almost another Dennis King. A Hit That Failed I FOUND high enjoyment at "The Big Pond," which came to the Woods two weeks ago, and when my colleagues of the daily press sniffed at this blithe farce-comedy I grieved over the apparently morbid condition of their livers. But the play did not make much of a splash at the box-office, and now it is on its way. Nevertheless, I insist that it ought to have been a hit. Probably the fact that the dialogue contained too much Italian and French was the determining factor in the popu lar verdict. "The Big Pond" was an amusing re versal of the old international marriage plot. The romantic Frenchman who charms the heiress is brought back to the United States, and turns out to be the best fellow in the world. But he becomes too Americanized; he adopts the native point of view, takes to busi ness like a Rotarian, and wears the numerous fountain pens and patent pencils of the go-getter over his heart. So the girl casts him off — but finally forgives him for a kiss at the last curtain. Kenneth MacKenna, one of the best of the younger generation of actors, played the charming Frog with high zest; and was well matched by Reed Brown, Jr., as the American type of lover. Lucile Nikolas, whom I noted with interest in unimportant roles several times, came into her own as the heroine. Everyone who saw "The Big Pond" began to talk about Lucile, and so here is a new reputation started on its way. THE CHICAGOAN 19 CHICAGOAN/ Tennessee Mitchell Anderson IT started, perhaps, when a mother named an infant daughter Tennes see — on a dare. For when the Mitchell baby was born, someone challenged its mother to call the girl Tennessee, after the mother's friend and a then startling feminist, Tennessee Claflin. Tennessee Mitchell it was, and later Tennessee Mitchell Anderson. A revolt to begin with. As a prodigy of six, young Miss Tennessee had her first quarrel with the By MARIAN MAXWELL GOSS best of all possible worlds. She played violin in a children's orchestra. After a concert she found that someone had soaped the bow; she had played along very earnestly, the whole time not making a sound. Her absorption had prevented her noticing an adult joke. Promptly she renounced the fiddle and took to literature. EVEN literature for a child frf six had its adult vexations. Prin cipally its teachers in the grades. A Favorite Portrait of Tennessee Mitchell Anderson, by Rudolph Weisenborn Tennessee hit on a policy of reprisal for the atrocities of learning directed at her; she refused to learn. In this open warfare she was aided by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, a brave sword against con vention, who, as a friend of the family, used to dangle the young rebel on his knee. Inevitably, she grew up to be a free-thinker. And to this day her con servative friends regard her as a dan gerous radical while her radical friends look on her as a menacing conservative. Also, in the early days, she wrote her name Tennis C. because her school mates giggled and nobody could ever spell it. Soon enough, came the end of school days and the beginning of a step mother. And again, revolt. Not so easy this time. A lone girl in Chi cago, without money, without special ized education or experience, without very good health. Tennessee began her career. That is she began tuning pianos for a living. It was man's work but she did it until it became too nerve- wracking for her health. Without a. teacher's certificate she somehow be came an instructor in a well known music school. Quite as unaccountably she became the best instructor with the institution. Her name became Tennessee Mitchell Anderson. Accidentally, Tennessee became a sculptor. On a vacation in Alabama she toyed with vari-colored clays in an unknown gully by a roadside. Shaped them idly. "Jacques Copeau," hailed an onlooker, for so indeed it was. The likeness of a Parisian friend, lately her guest in Chicago. STILL, Tennessee refused to take her new found accomplishment seri ously. She did not attend art school. Rather she worked along her own plans as she made them; she sensed and worked out sculpturing problems for herself. Not that she scorned art school, but she preferred to teach her self. A minute observer, with a lively and intelligent interest in people, the tyro sculptor came along rapidly. She built up a gallery of American types : Chick- [C0NT1NUED ON PACE 23] 20 THE CHICAGOAN A. R. Katz herewith presents a modern equivalent for traditional treat ments of the operas. In effect he takes opera out of the periwig and knee-breeches era and sets it resolutely on the sidewalk with chewing gum in its mouth. With opera in English already speaking its own language, Mr. Katz will have it acting its age (the present). Instance Number 3, "La Boheme": Mimi the model approaches an art syndicate. The artist himself is a high-powered salesperson. Enter tradgedy. Other settings and treatments to the right. The Opera THE CHICAGOAN 21 Mod erne (1) Prologue for "Pagliacci" with Sig. Alfredo Jolson. (2) The Anv 1 Chorus from "II Trovatore." (3) Enter Mimi in a new "La Boheme." (4) The Drinking Song from "Cavalleria Rusticana." (5) Pilgrims Chorus, "Tannhauser." (6) Bizet's "Carmen," settings by Celotex. (7) Edgar of Ravenswood meets "Lucy Di Lammermoor" of West Oak street. (8) Mephisto (nee Menjou) in "Faust." (9) The Triumphal March, "Aida." (10) Death scene from "J.a Tosca." Background- Ride of the Valkyrie, "Die Valkurie." 22 THE CHICAGOAN Co^Op 13931 Y OUR R investigators, C- and Sir Gawain's Sadde Plyght By THOMAS SIMS I purchaused me a swanke motor carr, , If trouethe be spoke, it hath a wealthe of snappe; Swich lynes! Swich grayce! Of fynest crafte by far! Upholsterie!!!! . . . Like Morpheus' downie lappe! Ful proudely then I sallied forthe. 'Twas goode To wielde the power servile to my fete, And leishurely I toured the neygheborhoode; The sight of me, I trowe, yave folke a treate. Eftsoons I came upon a strete so faire, As smoothe as any yet by man ymade; Boule Miche the nomen of this thoroughfare, And many a handsomme carr upon it rade. Alas! This goodly companie amonge Were swich as ne deserve the name of carres. Rank pesaunts of the realme of motordomme, The lykes of Fourdes, Chevraulays and Steeres. Methoghte, "These beggars need be schewn goode classe!" And blew a lustie blaste the churls to scaire, And stepped verrie deeply on the gasse; Noght saw they but the cover of my spaire. I chuckled merrillie and looked back; Egad! A coppe was nigh astride a wheele! Ful quickely did I bring the carr to slack; Too late! — The lawe's arm was I made to feel. "Goode sir, what dost thou want?" I feyned surprise. "Goode sir," quod he, "mayhap the strete is thine." "I " "Pees," quod he. "I'll have none of your lyes. The stacioun, sir." — Ah, there I peyed a fyne. Democracie — that maketh alle men e'en, Democracie — that smytes formalitie, Democracie — upon which weak men lean, The bane, alas, of men of qualitie. , made an unobserved en trance into the Louis XIV conference room and herewith report the doings of co-operators there engaged in establishing and carrying on home rule. The floor was occupied by the co operative-owner of Apartment 38, who was contending that the new doorman's costume must be wine red to match the upholstery of Tenant 38's car, the car having been overhauled and newly up holstered. He was over-ruled and a second-hand uniform of a retired admiral of the sea scouts was chosen. The next subject considered was the matter of new ash cans. After a hectic fight from the Tower faction led by 23 H, victory for the old con tainers seemed assured. But Apart. 70, introducing the janitor, who had already given a down payment, made an impassioned plea for vellum cans. AMID half-hearted cheering, Major f\ Spillnotch of 19 G arose, and in a characteristic Southern drawl (he lives in the south wing) moved for the restraint, if not for the isolation, of corned beef and cabbage. He was bit terly opposed by the Tammany Hall faction led by O'Malley of 17 K and aided by Schultz, 3 D, and Kraus- meyer, B 14. The coalition vote swamped Maj. Spillnotch and its lead ers refused even to consider a sauer kraut exemption offered as a last minute compromise. Mrs. Scadskale, Suite 27 D, proposed the suppression of the radio in 27 A, in a fronting wing. She charged 27 A dialed tenors exclusively, preferred "Laugh, Clown, Laugh," and became hysterical over Amos and Andy. The assembly considered a counter allega tion against Mrs. Scadskale's pedigreed Peke, Bertha III, and nothing was done. Last, a close vote decided that Mrs. Newtone was right in refusing to lend her tea ball to Mrs. Oldhue when the latter's ancestors called. A resolution censoring Mrs. Oldhue as an old cat (she was not present anyway) was drawn up and laid on the table where Mrs. Oldhue could see it at the next meeting. Your investigators will report further on action between the Oldhue and Newtone factions. At 10:30 the meeting adjourned. — D. CASS AND G. REDMAN. THE CHICAGOAN 23 Chicagoans (CONTINUED from page 19) en Farmer, School Teacher, Labor Leader, Well Fed, In a Street Car, Pope's Flapper, At the Opera, Club President, etc. Tennessee didn't and doesn't give a whoop for criticism. She sculps what she sees. Including por traits of notable Chicago people in cluding Arthur T. Aldis, Sam Putnam, William Hollingsworth and the late Jacob Bauer. Generally speaking her art is discerning and satirical; it is not cruel, but shrewd and amusing; carica ture and yet good-natured mimicry; she is, the writer would say, a sympathetic satirist. Yet she is allied with the Arts Club, the Romany Club, and the Chicago No- Jury. Not too strongly a believer, nevertheless she aids current strivings. And aids them very efficiently in deed. Count here a Negro theatre, the Moscow Art Theatre (in its first Chi cago season), Bertha Oschner and La Chorale Francaise. A few efforts which prospered under her manage ment TENNESSEE is interested, too, in realistic phases of pictures, books, dancing, theatre; she likes Sandburg's "Lincoln," The Swedish Ballet, The Moscow Art Theatre, Emit Jannings and (let it not be breathed in Tenn.) Negroes. Mrs. Anderson delights in African naivete; it is strong, sponta neous — challenges her expression. She has recently done "Hallelujah" and "Negro Madonna," and both have merited comment. In addition, Tennessee Anderson goes for unique jewelry — particularly ear rings. She has a large collection. She wears identical rings side by side, too. These on her fingers. Yet she dresses conservatively. And uses any good brand of perfume given to her. Also, she has spent time and effort in furnishing her Erie street apartment. A long, narrow room with two fire places side by side, a grand piano by the windows, Chinese chairs, an Empire sofa, early American tables, a desk made of an old melodeon, original drawings, by Kuhn, Mauer, Bateman and Remahl — all these blend magically into a harmonious ensemble. Further, Mrs. Anderson has not written a book, though she has been told she could write. A volume, auto biographical in tone, may some day go to the presses. Certainly she delights in astounding solid business people by frightening them into anticipations of her immediate insanity, the violent kind, by inventing realistic and highly incredible dialogues which she delivers in their company. She should write. She has a nose for news. For instance, she once told an earnest interviewer that she was an illegitimate child, think ing it might help the fellow a bit in writing his story. It did. The revela tion, to be sure, would have scandalized Tennessee's very legitimate parents. But it was a good story. She realized the drama of a situation. Undoubtedly she could write. JOURNALI/TIC JOURNEY/ Success Made Pleasant By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN AT seven-fifteen people have begun . to wander into Orchestra Hall. A few people. Rather uneasy people. Not like the confident folk who stride the boulevard outside, comfortably dis posed toward dinner and after-dinner theatre. But a bit diffident, a little hopeful. Wistful, imbued somehow with a capacity for believing and vaguely at odds with the imposing, matter-of-fact boulevard world. Tonight at eight, Mr. G. E. Marchand will talk (free) on "Cash ing In on Your Ability." The crowd grows denser; moves down aisles. A quarter-of-eight and the pipe organ stirs into sound, a chant of tall pipes, secure and truthful music carry ing conviction, perhaps through asso ciation with religious services. At each interlude a churchly, expectant silence. ONE examines the stage carefully. Instead of pulpit or speaker's stand one sees an office desk, impec cably arranged. The desk, obviously, of a high executive. Wall pennants are adorned with the name: National University Society, sealed with the like ness of the bald American eagle over the national coat of arms set gracefully into a fruited tree — the tree, one guesses, of knowledge. A silence and a stir. An incon spicuous on-stage door opens. Mr. Marchand? No. A blonde young woman. A secretarial young woman carrying a sheaf of papers. She ar ranges these papers on the executive desk and faces her audience. Her voice is sweet, just a trifle husky. She speaks of Mr. Marchand in the manner of a religious devotee giving testimony. Her hearers lean forward. Once again she arranges the imposing desk Leaves through the small door. Mr. Marchand enters right. A trim, brisk figure. A neat, dark moustache. He draws near to the symbol of his desk. Five hundred years ago, as sym bols change, that desk would have been a baron's chair in a manor court. A thousand years, a Viking throne in a shield hall. Fifteen hundred years, a Tribune's seat. BUT no humbug, old-stuff foolishness about G. E. Marchand. He speaks straight from the shoulder. Naturally his first words have to do with skeptics. He is here, he says, to help common, ambitious people attain their unrealized possibilities. Of course, he is not here to help people who know it all. Know- it-alls wouldn't be here to begin with. And know-it-alls can't be helped any way. Mr. Marchand hopes aloud that he doesn't know it all; that a surfeit of knowledge shall never choke out his openness of mind. Having thus withered cynics and non-scientists, the speaker launches di rectly into his subject: "Cashing in on Tour Ability" (pronounced Abili- teh). In so vital a presentation Mr. March and may be pardoned a personal ref erence. He was not always rich, suc cessful, clear-sighted and able, Ameri ca's foremost maker of successful men and women. He began life as a farm boy. He entered business by peddling red raspberries at five cents a quart. One day a steady customer, albeit a crochety old widow, refused his rasp berries. . That was a cruel cut. The young merchant departed heart- stricken. Not five minutes after the widow refused his merchandise, he saw 24 THE CHICAGOAN ALWAYS READY FOR THE NEXT PARTY They seem never to lose their aristocratic air. Ev= en when they've danced many and many a night away. It's probably be cause their handsome appearance comes from fine leathers and skilled workmanship. True thoroughbreds — these Thomas Cort dress shoes. MARTIN % MARTIN SHOES 326 SOUTH MICHIGAN • CHICAGO*' FOR MEN AND WOMEN - NEW YORK AND CHICAGO the same woman welcome a man caller with smiles. From this G. E. March and learned an important lesson. It is: there are front doors and back doors in life. Successful men arc those men who use the front doors. NOW Mr. Marchand can do 12 things for men and women who heed his message. (Buddha, it will be remembered, was content with an eight fold path.) G. E. Marchand can show you: 1. How you can advance at once. How you can easily rise from obscurity to a position of prominence. What to do if you are not appreciated. Seven ways to do it. 2. The scientific secret that makes men rich. 3. How you can become popular and powerful. 4. How you can express yourself to win. Become master of any situation. 5. How to project and capitalize your moneymaking ideas. 6. How to be a leader. That is, a salesman. 7. How to turn your ability into cash. Build a harvest machine to quickly gather in your just rewards. 8. How to have 100 per cent confi dence in yourself. 9. How to make every day profit you. 10. How to get into a paying busi ness for yourself. 11. How to increase your business and your income. 12. How you can pick the winner. With these 12 keys to success it is obvious that, to quote from Mr. Marchand's advertisement, "You don't need any special education. You don't need any capital. You don't need spe cial experience. You don't need any thing you haven't got except the de cision to let G. E. Marchand put you on the road to more money, more friends, more happiness. You will have no books to study. No dry rules to learn. Just facts." The world, it is suddenly disclosed, is a pleasant place. G. E. Marchand made a fortune in it before he was 37. A JAMMED hall listens eagerly. Here is manna, indeed, soothing, positive, glorious stuff. Other nights a different audience hears the Chicago Symphony; perhaps they, too, find in its music soothing, positive, glorious stuff. The maker of men becomes more ex plicit. After these public lectures his famous coaching course will be held from the very stage from which he now speaks. His great principle of "Eye- Drinking," dependent on the scientific fact that "the broad road from the eye to the brain is 22 times as large as the path from the ear," will then be most fully exploited. Oddly, a skeptic thinks, the present appeal is being made to the ear. Few listeners stir in their seats. Mostly they are rapt away under the spell of a voice. A ramble into a story. A laugh. A sip from a glass on that imposing office desk and the lecture goes on. OUTSIDE a wind off Michigan is brisk and cold. The mile-long rampart of the city is solid in granite and steel and glass. The boulevard purrs to automobiles. Inside yearning men and women have faith that these outside things will some day be of their world. At least while the voice goes on. "America's famous maker of success ful men and women." The quotes by Mr. Marchand. Hoopla! Pans Dear Chicagoan : PARIS has just had its crime wave, but a series of crimes not without serio-comic interest. There has been during the past fortnight quite a crop of murders, attempted murders, suicides and attempted suicides. For instance, Paris tittered when it heard the story of the locomotive engineer who was believed to have fallen off his train while it was passing a river and to have been drowned, but who, in reality, turned up two days later at his home and explained that he was really trying to kill himself but changed his mind when he touched the water, and de cided to swim to the bank. There was also the very undesirable creature who furnished the crime passionel of the week, who lived on the immoral earnings of his mistress in a house on the appropriately named Rue des Martyrs, which was known as the maison du crime. The house received THE CHICAGOAN 25 this appellation because of the number of violent deaths which had taken place there. This creature killed himself with the revolver with which he was threatening the young woman. By far, however, the piece de re sistance in crime were the exploits of Otto. The name one hears in the boule vard cafes; no one has been able to determine whether it is a Christian, pet or surname. Otto is the more cheer ful and humorous kind of criminal who furnished the comedy relief to the sordid list. He has just been arrested near the German frontier on his return to France, a return made, as he declares, with the laudable intention of joining the Foreign Legion. He has, however, fooled so many and such important per sons in the course of his career that the lifted eye-brow and "so" of the French police may be excused. IT has been suggested that a really fine show of all the wild animals to be found in the French possessions be placed on view in the French Colonial Exhibition which is to take place in Paris in 1931. The Director of the Jardin des Plantes thereupon suggested that the animals be retained and the exhibit made permanent. But Monsieur le Directeur added that in the winter the animals might go for their health to the south of France — no doubt by the crack Blue Train with the millionaires and movie stars. With the opening of the hunting season partridges are piling up in Paris and men in the provinces. So far eleven casualties have been reported. At Ventes, a huntsman was so excited at seeing a partridge that he failed to notice that two of his friends were be tween him and the bird. One of the innumerable little street comedies of Paris took place the other day in the Place Medicis at the entrance to the Luxembourg gardens. A child yelled "mama" and at the same instant a woman was observed by the crowd around the shrieking five-year-old girl, running towards an omnibus. The more fleet members of the crowd caught up with the woman and prevented her boarding the bus. A gendarme ap peared, arrested the woman and rushed her off to the prefecture before she could say anything. 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OFFICE ESSENTIAL CREAM ~ CUCUMBER EMULSION ~ ALMOND ASTRINGENT 26 THE CHICAGOAN I Must Have That Man "Baby" — From Lew Leslie's 'Blackbirds of 1928.' sung by the dusky beauty Adelaide Hall "I Must Have That Man" 4031 "Hindustan" — Great 'yesterday' dance numbers. Ben Bernie and his Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra "Cannon Ball Rag" 4042 "Gotta Big Date with a Little Girl" — Galla-Rini, accordionist, and vocal choruses by Murray Peck "You're a Real Sweetheart" "Magnolia's Wedding Day"- birds of 1928,' musically extra hot "Bandanna Babies" 4041 -From 'Black- 4030 Always something new on There's new snap, rhythm and pep in Brunswick Records 93rwrmvic/^ PANATROPESRADIOLAS-RECORDS 'I'm sorry, Ella, but I can't answer any social calls. My cradle phone hasn't been installed yet" MU/ICAL NOTE/ Kreisler and the Concert Season in General By ROBERT P0LLAK THE curtain was officially rung up on the concert season with the ap pearance of Fritz Kreisler in the doomed Auditorium on the afternoon of Octo ber 7. Some artists, as they grow older, lose in personal dignity, in the com mand of their particular instrument, in musical curiosity. It is quite the re verse with Kreisler. Each time he re turns he seems to have added to his artistic stature. He is a remarkably versatile man, a great fiddler, a painter, a composer, an editor, a pianist, and a competent soldier. To American audiences he serves as an Austrian ambassador with out portfolio. His program was cast in conserva tive mold, the Brahms Meistersinger Sonata, the Bruch Concerto, and an assortment of Ravel, Dvorak-Kreisler, and Wieniawski- Kreisler. The Brahms he played in meltingly meditative mood with superb attention to the succulent legato passages and the subtler rhythmic demands of the work. We have never heard the second movement taken so fast but, considering the artist, can only decide that the tempo is none of our business. As for the Bruch, it is getting time to lay it away. It seems, at best, a sickly affair, strongly reminiscent of the "original" scores synchronized for the new talking movies. It is hardly worth the demands it makes on both violin and piano and is only mildly exciting when executed by a fiddler with huge technical facility — a facility Kreisler has never had. The sell-out house vociferously asked for and graciously received a line of the old favorites. It was a fine con cert. The Russian Choir RUNNING in competition at the Studebaker was the Russian Sym phonic Choir under the direction of Basile Kibalchich, presenting divers sacred and folk musics. The organ ization had the doubtful advantages of exoticism. It was clothed in gold and scarlet and set against the Spanish in vestiture of the second act of 'The Command to Love.'" And it sang well and interestingly. But for sheer beauty of voice, for orchestral contrasts it is not to be compared with the St. Olaf Choir up in Minnesota. A Mr. and Mrs. Troitsky sang a THE 04ICAGOAN 27 comic song engagingly and one Mr. Slepuchkin emerged from the ranks to sing Dubinushka with a baritone that could be well used at our own Club Petrushka. Slavic atmosphere was sup plied on the hither side of the footlights by a Russ enthusiast who made known his approval by loud and frequent whoopee. A Tonal Thrill THIS is by way of recording a thrill. Arthur Hopkins decided that the entire second act of "Bur lesque" needed a tonal background. And so, while the hoofer and his ex- wife try to iron out their difficulties, in the presence of their pals, a jazz pianist, invited in by the hoofer, fur nishes a record of the emotional ups and downs of the act. And he is the thrill. He plays fleetingly with an im mense gift for improvisation and rich harmony and it is his fault that the act comes off. He is as important as the drums in the "Emperor Jones.''' He is programmed as Oscar Levant. Skalski's Concert Intimes ON October 3 we heard for the first time one of Andre Skalski's Con cert Intimes, given in a little hall on the third floor of the Fine Arts Build ing. Skalski made his first Chicago ap pearance in piano recital last year and now, with a vitality that seems char acteristic of the gentleman, he is broad ening the field of his activities. The Concerts Intimes are not as formidable as they sound. They represent the simple desire of a little group of mu sicians to make what music they please when they please. And for a nominal fee anybody may come around. The program we heard consisted of Rameau, Loeillet, Schubert and Beethoven, all chamber works, all more than compet ently played by Skalski, the up-and- coming young Michel Wilomirski, and a cellist named Jirousek. Skalski has, in addition to wide ex perience and a high degree of musical ability, a youthfulness and freedom from formalism that will undoubtedly make itself felt in the musical world of the Town. He was for several years a conductor with the famous Carlo Rosa Opera company in England and in Australia he had his own symphony. According to Bertha Ott's prospectus he is going to get himself one here, too, as the Skalski Symphony is slated for a concert Nov. 21 in Orchestra Hall. IMPORTED to JLena Jtncnantment to tne It in$er 1 ips edbki cfct4t4lA J1 LIST a touch ol lamous Eclador to trie nails. Then per= lection — with every movement of the hands outlined in provocative brilliance! 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There are supposed to be three thousand musicians looking for work in Chicago because of the in vasion of the movie-tone. And out of these ranks Skalski will probably pick his seventy or eighty. His experiment will be as interesting to Stock as to anyone else. His orchestra will have youth and vitality and perhaps even a semblance of permanence. At any rate there is something distinctly appealing in the rash quixoticism of a conductor who gets himself an orchestra because he wants to conduct, without fear of or heed for, boards, trustees, budgets, and the other necessary appurtenances of non-dividend paying art. And we are far from sure that Skalski isn't go ing to throw a big stone in the pool. He is an impressive fellow and a good musician. Wax Works ALTHOUGH we've mentioned it be- i fore let us call your attention again to Brunswick's recent issue of the Second Rachmaninoff Symphony, made by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sokoloff. This work lends itself admirably to record ing and, heard in conjunction with the Panatrope, it proves one of the best of the recent releases. Although still not to be compared with Stokowski's re cordings, the Brunswick orchestral records have been coming up steadily. In the Symphony the parts are usually well defined, there is sweep and majesty in the interpretation, and, with the as sistance of the best Brunswick machine, the illusion of the actual orchestra ' is well maintained. We herewith request the Brunswick officials to let Mr. Sokoloff do the Di vine Poeme of Scriabine for them. Its recorded effectiveness would be tre mendous and it is one of the best of the major orchestral works that cannot yet be heard in one's own living room. VICTOR gets into the competition in the cause of Schubert with the C Major Symphony and the D Minor (Death and the Maiden) Quartet. The first is done, and excellently, by the London Symphony under the direction of Dr. fceo Blech. The second is made by the Budapest String Quartet. Other wise there is little for the highbrow on the company's October list except a flashy recording of the Blue Danube Waltz by Josef Lhevinne. — R. P. BOOK/. A Little Talk of Sho£ By SUSAN WILBUR UP to now I haven't minded in the least. Let people write as many books as they like on how to do your own dressmaking, build your own ra dios and sailboats, write your own short stories and maybe sell them. It's my experience that the more things you do for yourself the busier you are. Whether you are richer is of course another, and less important, matter. But there is one subject that I wish these writers of books on how to do things would keep off of. Need I say it? A practical book on how to review books is something that ought never to be put into the hands of the layman. Criticism is one of the mysteries and it ought to be allowed to remain a mystery. Let the layman find out how to do his own book-reviewing and in America alone hundreds of honest hard working book critics will be out of a job. Or granted that a book on this sub ject must be written, why couldn't the author have remembered that the books on short story writing are always chiefly concerned with de Maupassant, Tur- genev, and Aesop. He could quite easily have filled out the space between his two covers with book criticism from Aristophanes to the Quarterly review ers. And maybe there was criticism in ancient India or among the Incas. But no, this author waves Aristo phanes and the Quarterly reviewers aside with the merest gesture. He is bent upon being up to date, upon tell ing everything that he knows — which is quite a lot — and wasting no space about it. IN the first place, if your review is to be written, you must know how to write. He tells you how to do that. How to choose your words so that they will not only express your meaning but will also transmit it. How to make those words into sentences. But in order to express a meaning you must first have a meaning. This author then must needs tell you not only how to write but how to think. He does. But thinking pure and simple, as people might have thought two thousand years ago by the principles of Aristotle's logic, isn't quite enough either. In or der to review books properly you must TMECI4ICAG0AN 29 also have a background. The author tells you how to get a background. And the worst part is that instead of doing it all in a dry and matter of fact way so that only the persevering might profit, he does it in such a way that even the person who had bought the book by reason of the Hallowe'en colors of the jacket, would undoubtedly keep on reading as one secret door after an other into the sanctum at 211 West Wacker was opened before him. A married couple were seen walking along Wells Street the other evening looking more cheerful than any married couple ought to look when walking along Wells Street. "I have decided to divorce her," he explained. And she added: "But not until I'm forty. Which of course gives me time to look round." If you see any of the hun dreds of book critics in America look ing cheerful this autumn it will be on the same principle. For at least they are going to have time to look round while the lay critics are doing the ten years or more of work that this author tells them just how to do. Incidentally, the book is "How to Criticize Books" and its author is Llewellyn Jones, editor of the Friday Literary Review of the Chicago Eve ning Post. Paragraph Pastime Harness, by A. Hamilton Gibbs. (Little, Brown.) The hero is English and upright, and his military career and subsequent book, showing up the hypocrisies of the war and after, were quite parallel to those of the author. However, when he punches the villain — a leading man in a London theater — for getting too fa miliar with his wife, a leading lady, we begin to feel that it would be indelicate to press the autobiographical analogy too far. A sure-fire best seller. Good-Bye, Wisconsin, by Glenway Wes- cott. (Harper's.) Pioneer stock and a simple background do not always pro duce simple minded but noble people — Proustian involutions of soul may be ob served in the Middle-West as well as in France. And Mr. Wescott has recorded a few. But many of these tales do deal with simple people — farmers and school teachers. And always there is a beautiful style — but the beauty is never merely adventitious. Scarlet Heels, by Edith M. Stern. (Hor ace Liveright.) Mrs. Stern's second novel shows us how a young Frenchman brought up in the aristocratic tradition finds himself, as a result, lost in the modern world — lost in modern France no less than in contemporary America. De tachment and clarity are the outstanding features of this novel. Another State Heard From! On Election Night when the doubtful states swing into line and the ballots begin to roll up for your man, you'll appreciate a radio that you can rely on during the exciting moments. Sonm&wkk Panatrope with Radiola is a combination of phonograph with radio which embodies the newest and finest features of both. It is an electrical instrument offered by your electric company. COMMONWEALTH EDISON CTRIC §HI 72 West Adams Street Importers Originals from Paris with adaptations for women dis criminating in their choice of costumes. 6 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago Fred M. Lund Jeweler Rare Gems and Pearls Unusual Diamonds For Betrothal Rings 31 NORTH STATE STREET SUITE 501 30 TWQ CHICAGOAN "UNACCUSTOMED" IS RIGHT! 1ACK of familiarity with such J formal occasions is self-evident when your dress jewelry is un matched. 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WEAVER "N OW wait a minute folks — wait a minute — Oh please wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet. I'm going to sing a thousand songs tonight — a thousand songs — if you'll only wait a minute. Please, now — " Al Jolson is pleading. Jolson, the singing fool. In "The Singing Fool.'" Pleading with paid actors in a pictured cabaret audience, actors paid to react like human beings to the singing fool's incomparable intonation of a mammy song. Pleading with paying human be ings in a McVickers audience, human beings who have paid for the privilege of reacting as paid actors do to "It All Depends on You," "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World," "Sonny Boy" and an unending serenade in syncopation. This, it becomes evident, is the office of the vitaphone. To broadcast the Jolsons, the Barrymores, later on the Paderewskis and the Kreislers, in all but the flesh. For this Jolson who is "The Singing Fool" is assuredly the singing fool who is Jolson. Opening cold, as the stage folk describe an un- prologued beginning, Jolson sings the long familiar "It All Depends on You" and the cinema audience succumbs as first nighters succumbed at the Winter Garden when the wealthiest of the blackfaces was a newcomer. The heav ing chest, the rolling eye, the despair ing gesture and the sustained tenor "top note" work their magic. The screened listeners applaud, cheer. The McVick ers audience joins them. Al Stone of the picture is never anybody but Al Jolson. LATER on the singing is halted while mt a story is told. Little David Lee calls the singing fool Daddy. Daddy sings him a lullaby. David's voice, the first juvenile voice to be used dramatic ally on the vitaphone, is more magic than Jolson's. Other players contribute lines to the telling of a simple story of actors and life. There is a touch of laugh-clown-laugh pathos. Jolson's dia log is of a piece with Jolson's song lyrics — rare discernment here on the part of the producers — and in their de- TWE'CUICAGOAN 31 livery Jolson is Booth against a jazz set ting. The tear behind the mammy song trickles through. If Warfield is an art ist, so is Jolson. In the McVickers exhibition the pic ture is followed, or preceded if one has timed his arrival, by a movietone record in which Ruby Keeler is announced as the new Mrs. Jolson and does a tap dance. No one but Balaban and Katz would think of a thing like that. Bala ban and Katz would. "The Man Who Laughs" BALABAN AND KATZ are doing their best to keep people away from "The Man Who Laughs" by advertis ing it as "Better than The Hunchback of Notre Dame.' " But they are not succeeding. For the unique reason that it is better and in some magic way peo- people know it is. Conrad Veidt's laughing man could not have done better and surely would have been made more frightful by Chaney. Mary Philbin is as white, as chaste and as contrastively effective in this as in the earlier Hugo. And Baclanova flames as not even the papier mache cathedral flamed in the older pic ture. (Of course Baclanvia is no mere cathedral.) Paul Leni, who used to produce pic tures in Europe, has constructed a six teenth century England that would have satisfied Queen Anne at least as well as the original. A point must be stretched — perhaps the breaking point — to say that Victor Hugo would have elected to picturize the same portions of his novel that Mr. Leni has pictur- ized, but I'll say it anyway. If you've seen "The Singing Fool," this is the next picture to see. Second Edition Griffith THE 1928 edition of D. W. Grif fith's "The Batle of the Sexes" is interesting chiefly in comparison with the edition prevalent in 1908. The story of the 1908 edition concerned philanderings of a bricklayer and wasn't very pretty, though immensely popular. The story of the 1928 edition concerns philanderings of a gentleman who is described as profiting a quarter of a million dollars per business deal. Times have changed. Griffith has not. The new picture is gorgeously decorated, it contains a Phyllis Haver gayer than the Phyllis Haver of "Chicago," but the QW¥ OH! SUCH LOVELY THINGS FOR THE BOUDOIR A galaxy of boudoir appointments of enduring charm greet you in the Car I in Shop. Here, in great profusion, are practical things N Comforters and Pillows, Bed Spreads, Chaise Longue Covers and Blankets'-^all so uniquely beautiful they might have flown back to us from the gorgeous France of centuries ago. Here are also Pajamas, Bed- Jackets and Travel Accessories and gifts in such exquisite taste that all lovely women should see them now. The prices are surprisingly reasonable. 662 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE AT ERIE STREET ^UICAGOAN 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) _ _ 32 TWECWICAGOAN Enjoy fhe Lingering Summer at EXCEISIGR SPRINGS */— ^ Missouri You'll glory in the beauty of Na ture's resplendent garb — feel the urge for play, enjoy the op portunity for rest and recreation. You'll find the tonical waters from the Springs wonderfully bene ficial. Folks visit the Springs to get well, to stay well. Always plenty to do. Now, 36 holes for golf — a tricky, rolling course where champions play. Ride or hike through coloring woodlands. Tennis, boating, charming spots for rest. Pep up for the busy days ahead. Overnight on the famous South west Limited. Leave Chicago any evening at six. A marvelous "dinner by Rector," observation- club car, coil spring mattresses, courteous service. CWCAGq Milwaukee v° t$T.PAUl> k 222-60 For illustrated folder, reservations, tickets Chicago Office 50 So. Clark Street Phone Central 7600 B.J. Schilling General Agent Ok Milwaukee ELECTRIFIED OVER THB ROCKIES TO THB SEA ROAD story is the same. It is twenty years old in Griffith's possession and was an antique when he got it. Age is not good for stories. "Caught in the Fog CONRAD NAGEL and several other vocally proficient players at tempt a jewel-jewel-who's-got-the-jewels mystery comedy aboard a houseboat in Florida waters. It is called "Caught in the Fog" and the title applies in both senses. * "Women They Talk About" is an other unfertile venture into the realm of synchronization. It brings the good news that Irene Rich speaks as well as she looks. The story is the one about the mayorial battle in which the femi nine candidate withdraws to marry her opponent and it isn't very well told. * "Water Front" is the Jack Mulhall- Dorothy Mackaill occupation of the moment, a not very interesting story about sailors and ships. Autumnal Exhibits The Patriot is the best picture in Town. [See it.] The Scarlet Woman borrows a little from "The Patriot," a little from "Tempest," and might well have borrowed more else where. [Don't see it.] Two Lovers are Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky, but the picture is a Fred Niblo production and Fred is good. [Yes.] The Whip is a Dreary Lane melodrama. [No.] The Night Watch has Billie Dove, a French cruiser and the declaration of war as background; a good story as fore ground. [Go.] Our Dancing Daughters is a serial story running in The Chicago Evening Amcri' can. [Stop!] Win That Girl shows how football and girls were won in 1890, 1905 and 1928. [Send Junior.] 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.] NEWSPRINT Priceless Privacy NEWSPAPER accounts of the way in which Gene Tunney and his bride were harassed by "enterpris ing" newspaper photographers again raises the question as to just how far reputable publishers will permit their hirelings to go in their quest for pictures. It is purely a question for the pub lishers. That type of person who solves everything with, "There ought to be a law against it," is barking up the wrong tree when he suggests any such remedy for this species of annoyance. The theory of "freedom of the press," which is trotted out from time to time when any measure arises aimed to dictate to newspapers what they shall or shall not do, is not taken very seriously, either by the newspapers or the law makers. The newspapers know they are well able to take care of themselves. And most of the lawmakers know that sponsoring or voting for any such legis lation is the short cut to political sui cide. So, if the evil is corrected, it will be by the newspaper owners them selves. Prospect of any immediate change of attitude on the part of the press in the invasion of so-called private "rights" is remote. The Tribune mirrored its re action to the Tunney affair by printing a cartoon picturing Tunney as an in- grate and indicating he was attempting to turn his back on "Publicity," which had given him a fortune. To be sure, Tunney had turned hie back on at least another readily avail able million dollars in the hope of re tiring to private life, and the drawing power of the former champion heavy weight would indicate that Dempsey, the loser, had been more kindly treated by the press than Tunney, the winner. But that is all beside the point. THE justice and ethics of the policy will not be deciding factors if a reform is accomplished. It will be a matter of business. Publishers seem to continue unaware of the growing con tempt for newspapers and newspaper people among worth-while persons, a sentiment fanned by just such incidents as the Tunney affair. They continue unmindful of the reaction on the part of the more responsible members of a community when blustering reporters browbeat a politically timid judge into permitting his courtroom to be turned THE CHICAGOAN 33 into a burlesque, with flashlights pop ping and cameramen essaying the roll of movie directors. The enthusiastic reception of "Chi cago" and "The Front Page" by metro politan theatregoers might be pondered over by any newspaperman who has pride in his profession. In the brush between the press and Tunney, public opinion quite apparently feels that the press came out second best. Tunney lost his temper. The press lost the re spect of a few more people whom good business judgment would not de liberately alienate. Reader Relief IT is a relief to find Teddy Linn back on the job on the Herald'Examiner editorial page. Of all the daily depart ments in the Chicago newspapers, his would be the most difficult to replace. When the professor again steps out of the office for three or four weeks, it is recommended that he be compelled to write his stuff in advance for the period he will be absent. Linn has the type of column you either read regularly or would never glance at after failing to find anything of interest to you in two or three tries. If you like it, it becomes as much a habit as orange juice in the morning or insisting upon the "final extra" at the newsstands in the evening. Per sonally, I consider Linn the best writer on bridge whist and golf contributing to the local press. He reports that cor respondents criticize him for the space he devotes to these two subjects. But then, people, who wouldn't enjoy his bridge and golf, are precisely the people that write letters anyway. Mail and the M. an IT would confirm my guess if I learned that R. H. L.'s mail is dropping off. To my mind, his stuff in the Tribune has improved marvelously in the last few months. For a long period, it seemed banal — almost childish. At that time, I heard his mail was five times (or was it ten times) the amount the late B. L. T. received. Anyway, it was easy to be lieve, for R. H. L. was certainly cater ing to the half million and not to the fifty thousand. If you do not enjoy the plucky fight of Colonel Etaoin Shrdlu for the presidency, then one of us is all wrong. And I am not. — EZRA. i Z*7 27 Z^ Z7 Z7 27 A? 27 2*T THE DOBBS NORTHWOOD DOBBS HATS A Dobbs presentation — NORTHWOOD smartly fashioned in a new texture Cavtex — soft and luxurious as down ! The unique brim is particularly attractive! Every size in a galaxy of exquisite Fall colorings! Dockstader h Sandberg 900 M lCrtUJ AN BOULEVARD -Nor tK *-2 ONE BLOCK SOUTH OP UttAKE HOTEL <"» PARK. "WHILE SHOPPING" A7 AT AT AT 2? IT At 1* » -7+ I "\ 0t Course $ou Ettoto / HE exquisite effects ob tained long ago, when paneled or timbered walls, ornamental doorways, and beamed or wooden ceilings, were in vogue, have seized the imagination of the present day, until home beautification plans are not complete without the inclusion of choice decorative woodwork. Beautiful old as well as recently erected homes along the North Shore and in exclusive suburbs, and fashionable apartments, are transformed by our skilled craftsmen plying their art in genuinely aged woods. There is warmth, richness, and lasting beauty in period paneling whether you select Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan or Jacobean. "The skilled craftsman, whose pride is in his art o'ershadotes all else." Hell? interior Crafts Co. Chicago, 111. Workshop and Studio 905-09 North Wells St 34 TUE CHICAGOAN Number One, Sir? DRIVE STRAIGHT fir PIKES PEAK" i^VERY landmark about The ^Broadmoor golf course is a scenic wonder that has been painted and photo graphed and poetized for years. But that doesn't spoil the golf any! The Ross-built Broadmoor course, per fected by ten years of con stant care, is as fast and velvety and sporty as you could wish, while the cli mate, the scenery and the luxury of one of America's truly fine hotels simply pile perfection on perfection. The course is enjoyably playable 300 days a year. . The hotel and fully equip ped golf club are always open — and await you. BROADMOOR COLORADO SPRINGS HOME OF THE FAMOUS MANJTOU SPARKLING WATERS Let us tell you what the world's masters of the game say about R Broadmoor Golf? The CWICACOCNNE Things to Do About the Figure By ARCYE WILL DID you start in glee fully to shop for your winter wardrobe and find yourself, much to your horror, no longer a perfect thirty-six? Or should I say thirty-two, as the style has been for the past few years? Even so, and if so, go to Janus, Inc., in the Vene tian Bldg., or at 4811 Sheridan Rd., and have your curves modulated or moderated. The treatment consists of a bicycle ride (in a steam cabinet of course) followed by a vigorous massage which peps you up for the day. Twenty- six treatments all over body for $75, and pro portionately less for any part not treated. Miss Diedrich's object is to have you lose in measurements rather than weight, this being a more lasting accom plishment and entirely possible, believe me. Her "Rejuvenating treat ments" with Janus creams for the face and neck are also unusual in that they keep the muscles firm and the skin un- wrinkled. A blessing, as most people who have reduced can testify. STEVENS tell me they have some new Cocktail Jackets coming in. Of chiffon, embroidered all over with sequins in gold, silver or black. Long sleeves and hip length, they should be quite startlingly effective. And have you seen the new metal and wood jewelry? Lucien Lelong's choice, gold and walnut, wide tight bracelet and flat necklace to match. Another new touch, sterling silver and rhinestonc solid chokers in various patterns. Flat ter than before and smarter, as the glit ter imparted is more subtle. Going the rounds I found a- girl in a downtown department store's pattern section who is just full of idea*! The maid was trying to hang a picture on the plaster walls of my breakfast room — nail slipped — the hammer banged — and there the hole was! Big enough to hold an egg. Well, as I was saying, she sug gested using Pictorial Review Medallions. These come in various shapes of flower designs on thin paper. Cut out the one you desire, paste on wall, furniture, boxes or toilet bottles and shel lac over. The finished product is great. A1 T The Tailored Woman, 750 N. Michigan Boulevard, is Jane Rcgny's black kasha coat shown at right — quite the smartest I have seen. Belt across back permits the Galliac cape to show to full advantage and in the hat section a tight turban of Galliac with white felt facing and stiff piece sticking out at side is most effec tive. There is also a smart gray tweed en semble. Tailored suit with raglan coat to match, $110. In the hat section, two lovely hats made of twisted ropes of chiffon velvet, fitting the head tightly and ending in a large soft bunchiness at the left cheek. Ivy Inez Lucas, 300 Decorative Arts Building, has a most tastefully arranged room displaying unusual lamps and hand made shades. A pair of old French oil lamps, bluish gray in color with a Celadon base, and Claremont taffeta shades of French gray and apri cot are charming. A black marble with onyx inlay and silver base topped with a green shade, is also exceedingly smart. The outstanding features of all the shades are the extreme simplicity and unusual design coupled with well nigh perfect workmanship. Also, each lamp stands out in. its place, so that the quantity of them does not confuse. o N the same floor Carbone, Inc., answer any desire you may have TME CHICAGOAN 35 in Italian Pottery and old iron work. Fire screens and gates, balconies, wall brackets for flower pots or stands hold ing one to six and antique bells sus pended from a hand turning wheel are but a few of the iron wares. And in the pottery, complete sets of Deruta ware, Venetian glass and a few Persian blue bowls and plates of Lach- enal ware (French), tea sets, all kinds of flower pots and large urns to be used in a formal garden are the items that make the shop just glow with color and interest. They have also Italian Xmas cards and papers for wrapping boxes, which are worth a thought though a bit early. Did it ever occur to you that; just a little anticipation in place of procrasti nation can at one fell swoop eliminate mental obligation that would otherwise wear you down beyond all proportion before it actually urged you to the task! Do divide your Xmas duties so that it doesn't all have to be done in the last few minutes. Permit yourself to en joy the season. THE Burdick Co., 664 N. Michi gan Ave., offer the Burdick Body Culturor as a means of reducing. This being the much-viewed adjustable vi brating strap. Their ultra violet light (this is the one that gives the synthetic Palm Beach tan) is being used for children and the Zoalites (infra red) are highly recommended for colds and congested disorders of all kinds. The ultra violet has an interesting burner of pure crystal quartz (mercury inside), as regular window glass keeps out the therapeutic rays. So remember to have windows raised if your baby is being given a natural sun bath in doors and your home is not equipped with special window glass. ? The Golem, by Gustav Meyrink; translated by Maude Pemberton. (Houghton Mif flin.) A good example of the nerve- jerking study in creeps. But the cabba listic documentation gets a little too heavy and so the threat of a fear-filled night for the reader remains only a threat. But there are some real characters in the book. Voltaire: Genius of Mockery, by Vic tor Thaddeus, Illustrated. (Brentano's.) A biography which, in process of prov ing that whatever else he may have done Voltaire always managed to put up a good show, puts up a good show itself, and in process of stowing how he there by got his own age doubting everything from the priests to the Prince Regent, gets the reader doubting not only the eighteenth century but the twentieth as well. 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Use Corinnis Waukesha Water in your electric refrigerator for the freezing of your ice cubes. Corinnis ice cubes cool drinks without detract ing from their delicate flavors. Corinnis is put up in handy half- gallon bottles. Delivered to your door anywhere in Chicago and suburbs for but a few cents a bottle. Shipped anywhere in the United States. Place your order today. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT, INC. 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 Sold Also at Your Neighborhood Store WAUKESHA WATER TOWN TALK Small Town Stuff WELL, perhaps, it never did hap pen, but anyhow. . . . Gov ernor Smith on his Western tour (ac cording to the narrative) was prevailed upon to leave his train at a tank-town stop to address an assemblage of rual- ists. After descending from his car the governor looked about for a point of eminence to use as a rostrum. The only available one was — a manure pile, and this the governor nimbly mounted, begining his address : "My friends, this is the first speech I have ever delivered on the Republican platform. " Fire MONDAY, October 9, 1871, saw a high wind off the prairie mar- shall a wall of flame across Chicago. The great fire. Fifty-seven years ago. Then the race to rebuild. William C. Kerfoot won with a frame structure. But a frame structure race, after all, did not typify Chicago of the '70's. The real big-time event was the race to rebuild in brick. Two contestants claimed first place. James W. Egan got his building up first, a two story brick edifice 22^2 by 85 feet at 207 West Madison. But he did not provide a cornice. John Burns hustled a building along at Randolph and Market. He finished it, cornice and all, a bit later. For years the rivals disputed. Obviously Mr. Burns was a classicist — a building with out a cornice was, to his ordered mind, no building at all. Mr. Egan, a prag- matist and a modern (one might al most say an impressionist) held that a building was a building, cornice or no cornice. By way of proof the Egan property stood cornice-less for 56 years. By way of philosophical reflection it is pertinent to note that Mr. Burns re mained 56 years unconvinced. Our Chicago Stadium ARTHUR CUTTEN lays to a rivet /A gun, its blunt muzzle against a gold-plated metal slug too large for the hole. Britton I. Budd sets himself as a rivet bucker. Harold Strotz, Clement Studebaker, Jr., Clayton F. Smith and Paddy Harmon assume smiles. A dozen cameras record those smiles. Said GENE MARKEY to CHARLES COLLINS: amy stery ^2£> adventure "I don't know how old I look, hut mentally I happen to be over twelve. And besides, my mother didn't bring me up to tell 4such tales as men (really) tell under the haunting stars.' 'r "That's just it. Let's write one they would tell if they were as smart as I am and knew as much as you do. And oh! what a swell girl I see sailing to the South Seas with a gang of cutthroats, to find out about . . . ." "Hold on, does the hero who saves her look like you?" "Well, rather "Then I'll take you up. He'll have to be changed. I'm thinking of a deep sea diver. And what about a savage princess? Wait here till I get a chart of the South Seas. New Pomerania, perhaps . . . ." So it began, and the result is a rapid, absorbing narrative of adventure on a savage coast, with real, entirely too credible fights and escapes, a gang of villains too true to be good, and a hero ine who will knock you dead. Well, you Jcaow Gene Markey and Charles Collins. THE DARK ISLAND CHARLES COLLINS and GENE MARKEY TWECI4ICAGQAN 37 "Let 'er go,11 says one Flannagan, professional handler of rivets. And exactly nothing happens. The gun doesn't jump and yammer. Not a thump out of it. Mr. Flannagan says a bad word, an astoundingly bad word, preceded by a half dozen moderately bad words as a kind of honorary escort for it. He effects a new hose connec tion. Again Paddy Harmon's stadium is about to be dedicated. "Now," says Flannagan, "Let 'er go." But it is no go. The gun re mains obdurate. After consultation the five riveteers select another girder. There are fur ther tamperings with an air hose. "Ah," breathes Flannagan, "let 'er go now." Silence. "Well," suggests someone else, "let's say we drove it and go to lunch." It's a good idea. A good lunch. And that, briefly, is how the Chicago Stadium was dedicated by the driving of a gold rivet at a great public cere mony. Indeed, as a commemoration of a great event in the life of the folk, a bal lad celebrates this particular driving. The ballad, distributed in the dining tent is as follows: long, OUR CHICAGO STADIUM Location: Madison, Wood, Lincoln and Warren Ave. Someone had a great big dream long time ago About a great big stadium for any kind of show They said he could not do it, But he put his shoulder to it And we want the world to know; Chorus: — We are proud of OUR CHICAGO STADIUM The dream that has come true It was built for you and me and everyone So all sports we could view There'll be hockey, bike races and prize fights* galore Polo and football — could you ask for more Give a cheer for our Chicago stadium And Paddy Harmon too. Telephone Franklin 2203. *Boxing contests. C O. D. THE popular theory— that is, the unpopular theory — attributing various unpleasant explanations to abandoned taxicabs observed on down town streets in the very early morning probably should be dispelled for the good of the Town. It may be dis closed then, that drivers of these cabs are in many cases absent on detached duty of somewhat interesting nature. A resident of Evanston, a gentleman AA\CAV • Y S~Cats and accessories selected at Jrfc^Avoy's give an authentic (Parisian touch to your costume A purse of exquisite suede, in browns and black, shows a simple trimming of buckles, $18 A rope of individ- u ally set brilliants, inserted with frosted blue nuggets, $15 <-A yXfolyneux model, fitting delightfully close to the head, edged in broadtail, is shown here. It will be made in a color to become ycur costume in S)Y(c^Avoy workrooms. McAVOY MODEL HATS ARE PRICED UPWARDS FROM $15 For the Vivid Season "The Chicagoan," 407 So. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois Send "The Chicagoan" one year, $3 — two years, $5. (I have chec\ed my choice as you will notice.) Tiame Address. 38 TUECWCAGOAN FLOWERS "It's a gift," said he, taking tie bow. "What beautiful flowers. What a wonderful selection," she said. And being a fellow of keen dis cernment, he made a mental note to Phone Wienhoeber that the recipe might not be lost. Ernst Wienhoeber Co. No. 22 East Elm St. Superior 0609 914 No. Michigan Ave. Superior 00 15 ORESENT 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 whose regrettable experiences with hired chauffeurs (coupled with an old- fashioned fondness for driving) is of embarrassing consequence on a night when he has tarried overlong in the locker room, is accustomed to summon ing a Checker — the same brand of ma chine as his own — and paying the driver a flat fee of five dollars to be driven, in his own car, to his home. In addition to the fee, a tip is given which amounts to exactly the driver's return fare by taxicab. A secondary reason for choosing a Checker stated by the Evanston gentleman — clearly a think ing fellow — is the fact that Checker drivers own their cars and so stilling the meter for an hour or two does not impair the earning capacity of the cab or create mathematical problems for the driver. Travelogue CHARLES COLLINS and Gene Markey had finished writing "The Dark Island." The writing had begun when the island of New Pomerania stared darkly at Collins from the sur face of a carelessly spun globe. It had continued through a ransacking of Ger man literature, the character and his tory of the island having somehow es caped recording in English, and through an intensive study of the language of the near-by Trobriand Islands, the New Pomeranian dialect being un recorded save vaguely as a Melanesian tongue. Finally, a ten-pound tome on the subject of jewels had been pored over to the end that description of the sought treasure might be no mere scramble of layman's terms. Now the writing, the pruning and the rewriting, had been finished. "We need a vacation," said Markey. "Let's go to New Pomerania and check up on our stuff." "We've been there," replied Collins. "I know it better than my own street." "Then let's go somewhere else," Markey suggested, "and dig up material for another yarn. Spin the globe and see what comes up." Collins did so and what came up was Wisconsin. No Sale A MATRON whose bridge is sur prisingly good under the circum- satnees is relating with much detail the behavior of a salesman recently brought in to inspect the drawing room. She had grown weary of its furnishings and me to a Delicious Luncheons ana Afternoon Teas Choicest Cakes, Pies, Candies and Nuts, Daintily Packaged for Home Consumption BON APPETIT 108 East Walton Place CHICAGO DIHKER SERVED OHLY ON. THURSDAYS Six to EiKht LUNCHEON— DINNER— SUPPER ONE-SIXTY-FIVE North Michigan Avenue is a good number to remember. It is the new home of Chicago's far- famed Petrushka Club. iJeti ushha Club 16S North Michigan Avenu* Telephone Dearborn l.».".;i A limited number of BOUND VOLUMES of the first twelve is sues are available to subscribers. Ten Dollars Each Quigley Publishing Company 565 Fifth Avenue New York THE CHICAGOAN 30 HARVEY ORCHESTRAS offer the following ORGANIZED BANDS: Cope Harvey and his Orchestra Al Lehmas Jimmie Green Jimmie Garrigan Barney Richards Bert Rammelt Dick Ede and the Harvey Yellow Dragons Bill Thompson and the Harvey Red Indians Don Nash and the Harvey Blue Devils Ed Knight and the Harvey Purple Parrols Earl Voyles and the Harvey Black Friars Eddie Hawkins and the Harvey Green Lions Gene Joyaux and his Originators 400 ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES Music and Entertainment for Every Occasion The Harvey Orchestras, Inc Cope Harvey, Pres. 7 South Dearborn Street State 69X1 In the matter of theatre, there are just two kinds of people who stand in line: the congenital standers-in- Hne — unfortunate — and the few who like to study those standers — eccentric. Aware theatregoers, how ever, avail themselves of — COUTHOUI for tickets failed to locate in the expansive show rooms of various downtown stores ex actly the pieces she felt would freshen the domestic scene. The salesman volunteered to call and make suggestions. He did so, on an afternoon when the matron was absent, and with the aid of servants accom plished a complete rearrangement of furnishings attaining an effect unre servedly declared excellent. One or two small pieces might be replaced, he had said, but he did not advise it. The matron exhibits the arrangement in illustration of her recital, mentions the salesman and his store by name, and closes with a sage observation that this sort of service should be mentioned in the advertising for how otherwise can news of its availability be spread? STATEMENT OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE MENT, CIRCULATION, ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912 Of The Chicagoan published bi-weekly at Chicago, Illinois, for October 1, 1928. State of Illinois! County of Cookjss- Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and county aforesaid, personally appeared George Clifford, who, having been duly sworn according to law, deposes and says that he is the Business Manager of The Chicagoan and that the following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management (and if a daily paper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption, required by the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 411, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form, to wit: 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are: Publisher, Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Editor, Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Managing Editor, William R. Weaver, 407 S. Dear born St. Business Manager, George Clifford, 407 S. Dear born St. 2. That the owner is: (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and also immedi ately thereunder the names and addresses of stock holders owning or holding one per cent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corpora tion, the names and addresses of the individual owners must be given. If owned by a firm, company, or other unincorporated concern, its name and address, as well as those of each individual member, must be given.) The Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 S. Dearborn St. Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. 3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of the total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are: (If there are none, so state.) None. 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders, and security holders, if any, certain not only the list of stock holders and security holders as they appear upon the books of the company but also, in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corporation for whom such trustee is acting, is given; also that the said two paragraphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circum stances and conditions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no reason to believe that any other person, association, or corporation has any interest direct or indirect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so stated by him. 5. 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