For FoH-nic^br Ending December 1. 1928 Price 15 Certs Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. J h ¦ . VICTOR ELECTROLA RADIOLA, MODEL SEVEN-TWENTY-SIX A VICTCR INSTRUMENT THAT AMRLIEIET RECCRDT ELEC TRICALLY and CEEER/yCU THE DEXT IN RADIC . . . DCTH IN AN EXCUIJTTE CABINET CE AUTHENTIC ENCLIJTi DETICN STEGER & SONS PIANO MFG. CO. 28 E. Jackson Blvd. THE CHICAGOAN 1 MARSHALL. FIELD & COMPANY What Strange Tales Could They Tell If They Could Speak! Galleries Second Floor TheChienLungDynasty,(1736-1795A.D.)gave us this picturesque and quaint figure at the left. It is of exquisitely carved ivory and decorated in soft colorings. In the center is a wooden- piece of the 18th Century beautifully carved and colored. The little figure On the right is an interesting bit of Malachite from thelao Kwang Dynasty portraying superb workmanship ... THE CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy GOOD HEWS— Selwyn, 180 North Dear born. Central 3404. The girls and boys at last out of the trenches by Christmas when the 41st week run of Good News closes December 1. A bright, merry, tuneful, fresh and delightful show. Cur tain 8:20. Sat. and Thurs. 2:20. RIO RITA— Illinois, 65 East Jackson. Harrison 6510. A lavish and eye-filling exhibit in the Ziegfeld manner. The Al- bertina Rasch ballet, fine comedy, one good song, a bum plot and a large eve ning. Curtain 8:20. Sat. and Wed. 2:20. MANHATTAN. MARY— Four Cohans, 119 Nortfi Clark. Central 8240. Ed Wynn stops the house time and again with his splendid clowning. Fair sup port. A sightly and agile chorus. A Worth while show. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Closes Nov. 24. GOLDEH DAWN— A Hammerstein show succeeding Manhattan Mary. Musical and comic. To be reviewed. THE FIVE O'CLOCK GIRL— Woods, 54 West Randolph. State 8567. Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw of whom Charles Collins says on page 26: "Oscar has perfect teeth and Mary marvelous legs." A satisfactory, if not an exciting evening. Curtain 8:20. Sat. and Wed. 2:20. MT MARYLAND— Great Northern, 21 Quincy. Central 8240. Stonewall Jack son, Barbara Frietchie (in the Shubert version a young and lovely gal), Con federate soldiers et al for a evening to the swinging tunes of Sigmund Romberg. Popular. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. KEEP SHUFFLIK— Erlanger, 127 North Clark. State 2460. A negro revue with 60 people, mostly girls and a lively eve ning at dancing and smut cracking. Un til November 24. Curtain 8:20. Sat. only 2:20. HEADIN' SOUTH— Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. Mclntyre and Heath in a musical show also to be re viewed. Drama THE COMMAND TO LOVE— Stude baker, 418 South Michigan. Harrison 2792. Very snooty and alert comedy concerned with the delightful profession of diplomacy. Far and away the best light comedy in town. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. PORGY — Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. THE CHICAGOAN PRESENTS Grass Lake, by D. C. Higginson Cover Current Entertainment for the Fortnight Ending December 1 Page 2 Bread and Butter Baedeker 4 Notes and Comment By Martin J. Quigley 9 Complete Service, by Henri Weiner.... 10 Mayfair Mannequins, by Arthur Meeker, Jr 11 Overtones, by Blanche Goodman Eisendrath 13 Bertha Baur — Chicagoan, by Romola Voynow 14 Adventures in Insomnia, by Francis C. Coughlin 15 Paris Nights, by P. Webb 16 The University Club, by James Weber Linn 17 Polite Discourse, by John Elmore 18 The Real Opera, by A. R. Katz 20 The Stage, by Charles Collins 22 The Five O'Clock Girl, by Nat Karson 22 Newsprint, by Ezra 24 A Journalistic Journey, by Francis C. Coughlin 26 Books, by Susan Wilbur 28 Musical Notes, by Robert Pollak 30 The Chicagoenne, by Arcye Will 32 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 34 Town Talk 37 Harrison 6609. The New York Theatre Guild and a stirring performance of the negro play with colored players. Re viewed with high distinction by Charles "Dark Island" Collins on page 26. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN— Adel- phi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. The blonde and innocent Ann Harding stars in an excellent melodrama well worth seeing. Good court stuff in a welter of current piffle concerned with crime. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE SKULL— Princess, 159 South Clark. Central 8240. A shudder drama termed a dud by Prof. Collins and a called pub- lically a smell by this unbiased critic, grins along selling tickets four weeks in advance, thank you. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. INTERFERENCE— Garrick, 64 West Ran dolph. Central 8240. High hat melo drama to be reviewed in an early issue. Curtain 8:30. Sat and Wed. 2:30. THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAY— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. A trite and sometimes laughable skit to be reviewed. BURLESQUE— Harris, 170 North Dear born. Central 1880. A comedy of the lives and loves of ham stage people, and amusingly acted by Barbara Stanwyck and Hal Skelly. Worth while. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL— Goodman Memorial. Lakefront at Monroe. Cen tral 7085. A Russian comedy by Gogol very adequately handled by the sincere and interesting Goodman players. Men tioned on page 26 of this issue. See it. Curtain 8:15. Friday Mat. 2:15. No Sunday performance. HER UNBORN CHILD— Minturn Cen tral, 64 East Van Buren. Harrison 5800. A revival and a good one. Curtain 8:30. Mat. Wed. Thurs. and Sat. 2:30. CHATEAU — Broadway and Grace. Lake- view 7170. Weekly revivals of last year's hits and pretty well staged. 'Phone for information. Vaudeville THE PALACE— 159 West Randolph. State 6977. Headliners on the Keith - Albee circuit twice daily, 2:15 and 8:15. Telephone for weekly offerings. STATE LAKE— 190 North State. Dear born 6204. The same with Orpheum cir cuit substituted for Keith-Albee. Tele phone for timely information. [continued on page 4] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111 New York Office; S6S Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 5617 Hollywood Blvd. Subscription $3.00 annually, single copies 15c. Vol. VI, No. 5 — For the Fortnight ending December 1. (On sale November 17.) Entered as second class matter at the Post-Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. THE CHICAGOAN Ch as • A . Jtevenx . & . Etecx Stevens for Costume Jewelry As Important as the Frame to the Picture is the appropriate Jewelry to the Costume. Here at Stevens are semi-precious stones . . . the greens of Jade and Chrysoprase . . . the purples of the Amethyst . . . the blues of Turquoise and Chalcedony . . . all of them exquisitely wrought into settings an tique or modern. Here, too, are matched pieces that combine to strike a dramatic note for the plain costume. Costume Jewelry— Main Floor Semi-Precious Jewelry Second Floor 4 THE CHICAGOAN MUSIC Chicago Civic Opera in 18th year. Audi torium theatre every night, Sunday ex cepted. Matinee, Sat. and Sun. Call Harrison 1240 for program information. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the 38th year. Orchestra Hall. Regular subscrip tion program, Friday afternoon, Saturday evening (the same program). Sixteen Popular concerts during the season, ap proximately every other Thursday evening. Tuesday afternoon series, a bit heavier than the Pop concerts, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Call Harrison 0363 for program information. Concerts — Doris Niles and her Ballet, Orchestra Hall, Nov. 16th, 8:15. Geral- dine Farrar, soprano, Orchestra Hall, Nov. 18th, at 3:30. Yolanda Mero, pianist, Studebaker theatre, Nov. 18th, at 3:30. Fritz Renk, violinist, The Play house, Nov. 18th, at 3:30. Skalski Or chestra, Orchestra Hall, Wed. eve., Nov. 21st, 8:15. Fritz Kreisler, violinist, Or chestra Hall, Nov. 25, 3:30. Bauer- Grabrilowitsch, two piano recital, Stude baker, Nov. 25th, 3:30. Andre Skalski, pianist, Playhouse, Nov. 25th, 3:30. Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, Auditor ium, Nov. 25th, 8:15. CINEMA UHITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born — Consistently the Town's best cinema. Usually the best show. Always the best people. Continuous daily. Mid night show Saturday. McVICKERS— 25 W. Madison— Second best cinema downtown. Imminently the shrine of the speaking screen. Continu ous. Midnight show Saturday. Pictures only. ROOSEVELT— 110 N. State— A close sec ond to the McVickers. Identical in policy. CHICAGO— State at Lake— The Big Show of the Town and like Big Shows always are. Miscellaneous performance, varied policy, but a generally high type clientele. Continuous daily. ORIENTAL— 20 W. Randolph— A novelty place where anything may happen and most things do. The youngest crowd in Town. Continuous. MONROE— Monroe at Dearborn— Off the beaten track in location and attraction, but a nice place to see a motion picture, usually with Movietone. Continuous and quiet. ORPHEUM— State at Monroe— Confined strictly to exhibition of audible attrac tions, most of them good. Very narrow seats. Motley clientele. Continuous. North Granada, Uptown and Sheridan in about that order. Pictures, stage performances, crowds. Good neighborhood cinemas. South. Avalon, Tivoli and Piccadilly as listed. Architectural novelty an added attraction at the first. History adrons the second. Convenience stamps the third. West Marbro, Paradise, Senate, Harding and a cluster of slightly lesser auditoriums make cinema attendance easy for the resident and inconvenient for your Baedeker. All exhibit pictures. [listings begin on page 2] SPORTS FOOTBALL — November 17 — Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern at Indiana, Michi gan State at Michigan, Wisconsin at Iowa, Muskingum at Ohio State, Haskell at Minnesota, Carnegie Tech at Notre Dame, Yale at Princeton, Holy Cross at Harvard. November 24 — Ohio State at Illinois, Minnesota at Wisconsin, Iowa at Michi gan, Dartmouth at Northwestern, Indi ana at Purdue, Nebraska at West Point, Harvard at Yale, Princeton at Navy. December 1 — Notre Dame at Southern California. And that winds that up. TABLES BLACKSTONE HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 4300. A most proper and luxurious inn with the niceties of civilization at the dweller's disposal. A high point. Margraff's music. August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVEHS HOTEL— HO South Michigan. Wabash 4400. A huge establishment very briskly and competently adminis tered. Husk O'Hare in the main dining room for dancing from 6:30 until 9:30. Stalder is headwaiter. CONGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Peacock Alley, The Balloon Room, Johnny Hamp's band — all suave and worldly adjuncts to a suave and worldly mode of life on the boulevard. A show place. Ray Barrec is headwaiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A commercial stopping place in the center of things. Gracious and comfortable. An exceptionally good orchestra. Mutschler is headwaiter. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— Marine Dining Room. Longbeach 600. Proper and pleasant, the Marine Room offers dining and dancing. Food is excellent. And the music by Ted Fiorito rather more than that. Very nice people. Wil liam is headwaiter. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 East On tario. Delaware 0930. The best of night places. Wakeful and knowing with good people, a sinful band, luxurious fittings, hostesses and entertainment. Until 7 a. m. or something like that. Johnny Itta is headwaiter. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260, 3818, 3819. Also a worldly and wakeful club. A negro band under Pro fessor Tyler. Entertainment. Gay cus tomers. Good service. Gene Harris is headwaiter. GRANADA CAFE— 6800 Cottage Grove, Hyde Park 0646. A young, lively club with the best dance music yet under the baton of Professor Guy Lombardo. Crowded on week-ends. Billy Leather is headwaiter. PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 North Michi gan. Dearborn 4388. A superlative night harbor described in detail on page 15 of this issue. Khmara is master of ceremonies. Kinsky is chief servitor. CHEZ PIERRE— Ontario and Fairbanks Court. Superior 1347. A reliable, alert, well-known club long a Chicago institu tion. Comfortable, hospitable, nicely set. Good people. Music by Hoffman. Paul is headwaiter. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Wabash 0770. Impos ing victuals which go far to explain why the "tight little Isle" is distended. CAFE LOUISIANE— 1341 South Michi gan. Michigan 1837. Victory 10533. Creole cooking is here a ritual acted out on the splendid pompano (rapturous fish!). Music for dancing. Time for dining. Mons. Max is headwaiter and an expert guide to the cuisine. A BIT OF SWEDEN— 1011 North Rush. Delaware 4598. A sturdy meal pictur esquely surrounded by Swedish nick- nacks and preceded by a hefty plate of appetizers well worth the price of admis sion. CAFE OLD STAMBOUL— 39 East Oak. Delaware 1825. A Turkish kitchen un der the hand and eye of Mons. Mosgofian, the Stamboul serves a weird and tooth some platter. Highly perfumed and something of a show place. RED STAR INN— 1528 North Clark. Delaware 3942. German dishes sump tuously done in vast portions. As quaint and soothing a dining room as exists here abouts. JULIEN'S— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. Great eating at plain tables under the supervision of Mama Julien now, alas, a widow. A show place, mildly. BREVOORTS HOTEL— 120 West Madi son. Franklin 2363. A noon time lunch place in the American mode. Not too crowded. Nice people. And an excep tional version of the baby lobster. FRASCATI— 619 Cass. Delaware 9669. A pleasant, competent Italian restaurant with deft service, nice people, notable dishes. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 North Clark. Delaware 4144. Sea foods in profusion until 4 a. m. or thereabouts. An after-theatre choice alike satisfying to soul and to esophagus. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL — 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. The apex of. the suave, aloof Gold Coast, with wise and worldly patrons, impeccable serv ice, superb kitchen. John Birgh is head- waiter. DRAKE HOTEL— Michigan Avenue at Lakeshore Drive. Superior 2200. Larg est of class hotels, the Drake is proper, enjoyable, extremely civilized for an eve ning of dining and dancing. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. Reservations made for Hotel Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. In food, service and appointments a leader for the mid north- side. SHORELAND HOTEL— 5454 Southshore Drive. Centrally located for the south side and a comfortable, well victualled inn. THE CHICAGOAN 5 Fitted Cases . . • of Sterling Silver Washed in gold ... or sterling silver and French enamel . . . made in France for lis, these perfect traveling companions are priced from $200to $1250 BLUM'S CCN6CE// HOTEL BLCCI\ THE CHICAGOAN f\ew Jjiumphs V-type m\ A tidal wave of buying has followed the announcement and display of the new Cadillac, the new La Salle and the new Fleetwood. Car owners realize the importance of owning cars which are years ahead of the field. They see higher re-sale values in the 8 fundamental improvements pioneered, developed and proved by Cadillac engineers. But they place a special value on all these betterments, because they know they are founded upon the V*type Eight. Since Cadillac perfected the V-type Eight in 1914, it has not swayed between various numbers of cylinders and types of construction and arrangement, but has consist ently followed one policy of motor building for 14 years. It is only natural that the public should recognize in the V-type Eight, the motor that seized leadership in its first year, holds first place today and will be in the position of supremacy for years to come. Cadillac Motor Car Company CHICAGO BRANCH Division of General Motors Corporation 2301 South Michigan Avenue 1810 Ridge Avenue, Evanston S18-826 Madison Street, Oak Park 5201 Broadway 4114 Irvine Park Boulevard 5020 Harper Avenue 119 South Kedzie Avenue The New The New L The New AC LE TWOOD Buyers Who Prefer to Purchase from Income Will Find G. M. A. C. Terms Convenient and Economical THE CHICAGOAN 7 |T IS rumoured that on certain occasions when the Major was absent from the Embassy, supposedly upon business of an official nature, his intimates could come upon him chatting affably with Mr. McAfee— or looking over a choice selection of Shetlands with Messrs. Kilgour &- French— or again, possibly, at Hawes &¦ Curtis, Scotts, Asprey or Brigg — discussing the sporting topics of the day, as likely as not, with some junior member of the Royal Family. Now, however, with increasing responsibilities, the Major is leaving all matters pertaining to his wardrobe in the hands of Saks-Fifth Avenue, for he has found that a visit to this establishment enables him to encompass at one time all the newest offerings of his favourite London shops. SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK from time to time we make announcements of special importance, should you be interested, we tvill be pleased to add your name to our lists. 8 THE CHICAGOAN "I'm simply starving for news" ENSELESS chatter bores me and cheap sensationalism annoys me. What care I for the puerilities of windy talkers. I refuse to palpitate at the sex scoops of papers with a frankly emotional appeal. I want news. Important news; interesting news; accurate news; worth-while news. And I want it told concisely. The Journal has served news with uncompromising accuracy for 84 years. It's a real NEWSpaper. CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL S CHICAGOAN THE consequences of the public's will as recently ex' pressed by ballot are now hard upon us. Outside of directly interested groups, the National Issues will again lapse into an obscurity which will only be disturbed when conversation strikes a very low ebb indeed. The Big Engineer from Palo Alto will commence drawing up plans and specifications for contemplated construction work at the National Capitol. The Happy Warrior, in some lessened degree of felicity perhaps, will be left to think the best he can of "my own state." Political chemists will soberly contemplate the fact that the mine-run of noise does not necessarily assay high in vote yield. And presently one of the most arresting consequences of the vote verdict will commence to assert itself: For four years more at least we will have a president whose holiday pursuits offer nothing more in the way of glamour, gusto and appeal to the popular mind than the so-called sport of fishing. ? UNLESS television hurries along to afford the radio listener proof of just what he is listening to, and how it is being sent to him, he may soon be plunged into a high fever of incredulity. Things — it may sadly be recorded — are not always just what they seem. A radio listener in Denver, for instance, may be listening to "Amos and Andy." Understand, we say that he may be listening; not that he is, because in the latter case we might be asked why and that indeed would be another story. At any rate, supposing someone is listening. The Messrs. Amos and Andy are in Chicago broadcasting locally. But in Denver their words are rollicking mirth' fully through the surrounding ether. The modus operandi is as follows: Two weeks before Messrs. Amos and Andy are scheduled to perform in Chicago they repair to a recording laboratory where their act is translated to a phonograph record. Dupli cates of the record are prepared and sent out, syndicate fashion, to broadcast stations throughout the country which "subscribe to the service." At the appointed hour of the Amos and Andy broadcast, the record is played upon a phonograph to the mirthful enjoyment of listeners within the range of the studio. At the same hour in Chicago Messrs. Amos and Andy — in person; not a picture or a record — repeat their lines directly to the microphone. And thus again science adds to the already abundant store of things that are not what they seem. ? THE Illinois Central Railroad is doing its best to assure commuters that winter will come. Resplendent in a shining crimson and standing poised for action near the Twelfth Street Station is a brand-new snow plow — an eloquent warning to the passer-by that despite any illusions that may have been created by the recent high temperatures, Winter, in accordance with its usual practice, will come. ? REALIZING that to designate Society as "The Four Hundred" passed out as a conceivable practice im mediately on the heels of the bicycle craze, still we are awakened to a minor degree of wonderment by the information given to us by the purveyor extraordinary of Christmas cards to Mrs. Rockefeller McCormick, that Mrs. McCormick in ordering her supply for the coming season specified the number of exactly — 400. ? BARRETT CORMACK'S play, "The Racket," done originally on the stage in New York and later translated into motion pictures, rapped assiduously at the city's gates for several months crying for entry in film form. Its predecessor in what was once referred to as the speaking stage had been spoken to firmly by the Authorities. Its performance here was not exactly banned, but at the same time various thoughts were left with its producer which convinced him that, perhaps after all, Chicago was not quite ready for this discussion of the trade of racketeering, proposing as it does some rather disturbing local considerations. The motion picture version first fell under the scrutiny of the Board of Censorship. After generous use of blue- pencil and clipping shears it was passed for local presenta tion. Still the formal permit was not forthcoming, and so back into the official machine for further pruning, clip ping and cleansing it went. Finally — for there must be an end to even this sort of procedure — it went into the theatres and to the surprise of some at least no far-flung upheaval ensued. The problem thus proposed, if it is a problem, may be accounted for by the fact that in its present shape even its own father would not recognise it and, secondly, the Chicago public, possibly, has not yet reached the philo sophical state of being willing to consider racketeering under the heading of amusements. A GROUP of Republican enthusiasts were making a show of consoling a friend who had made his mark in the Democratic circle. "Well, we said we'd take care of Al, didn't we — and we certainly did," said one of the adherents of the victorious party. "So, you voted for Al, didn't you, and how do you feel now?" he continued. "For one thing," said the supporter of the vincible warrior, "I'm very sad. The results have upset me a lot. I don't suppose now I ever will see the Pope." — MARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 10 THE CHICAGOAN 'Blivens — stand at attention; they're flaying 'The Star Sftangled Banner " THE CHICAGOAN n The Lunching Ladies of Mayfair Mayfair Mannequins Purveying a Perfectly Simple Plan for Enlivening Chicago Society CHICAGO society is horribly dull. We haven't enough different kinds of people in it. Our beau monde lacks subtle half-tones, the piquant play of light and shade that makes almost any English drawing room a stage set for a comedy, with the actors a well balanced troupe of contrasting charac ters. Should Chicago lag behind in this respect? Certainly not! If it is true that we pump more pure water per By ARTHUR MEEKER, JR. minute and lay out more acres of park way than any other city in America, why, then, of course we can lead the world in that most profitable of indoor sports, Acquiring Atmosphere. There's, no need to go abroad to do this. Everybody can join in — Father, Mother, Grandfather and Grandmother, as well as the kiddies. All that's nec essary to do is to select what sort of character you would like to be and then just BE it as hard as you can, seven days a week. TO help you in making your choice, I have listed below a short selec tion of some of the more interesting Mayfair Mannequins I have met this year during the course of four differ ent visits to London, all of which, I think, would be admirably adapted for importation to the Gold Coast. They are, in the order in which I shall con sider them: 1) The Fading Beauty. The Club Fixture. The Ingenue. The Lunching Lady. The Decadent Young Man. I. THE FADING BEAUTY 2) 3) 4) 5) The Decadent Young Man THERE are no fading beauties in Chicago. Either you are a beauty or you are not (usually not, I regret to say) . One minute you are a pretty girl and the next merely a wife and mother. London, on the other hand, is filled with ladies of uncertain age who cling with pathetic obstinacy to a repu tation that was made in the early days of Edward VII. It is a charming pose, in a way, and calls for very little mental effort. All that is necessary to do is to dye your hair — it doesn't matter what color, as The Ingenues 12 THE CHICAGOAN long as it ho\s dyed — have your face hiked up to make it resemble as closely as possible a Benda mask, and cultivate the sort of figure that is, improperly, known as \ept. Then tell all your friends that you are home odd Tuesday afternoons, re cline languidly behind a tea-urn, sur rounded by scented cigarettes and thousands upon thousands of slightly wilted orchids and roses and sweet peas, and murmur vaguely between half closed lips, "How divine" (pronounced divan) or, "How too tarsome!" It sounds easy, doesn't it? In fact, so easy that I should recommend being a Fading Beauty to almost any Chicago woman of, say, around forty who feels a bit dull while the children are away at boarding school. There are, as I see it, only two difficulties in your path. One is, that your friends might not catch on right away about the orchids and roses, which would substantially in crease your florist bills- -and the other, much more serious, is — what if, after you had done all this, no one thought you were a beauty at all? II. THE CLUB FIXTURE (Recommended to all men over fifty, especially members of the Chicago and University Clubs.) THIS pose demands even less effort than the Fading Beauty. All you need is a couple of well cut lounge suits and a sheaf of last week's news papers. Then take your place in an armchair in the window of any club overlooking Michigan Avenue — and stay put! London is full of such elegant loung ers. You cannot stroll down Piccadilly or Pall Mall or St. James Street with out being struck by the rows and rows of superbly dressed beaux of every age who apparently have nothing better to do than sit in a window all day long and peruse tattered copies of "The By stander." I have watched them some times for as long as twenty minutes at a stretch without detecting the slight est movement, not even the batting of an eyelash. It has been suggested that the horrid truth of the matter is that Club Fixtures are not men at all, but merely wax dummies rented from the stores, which are removed each night after the lights are safely out. I can scarcely believe Mayfair could so infamously deceive the innocent tour ist. But if this is really true, all I can The Club Fixture say is, better hire a fleet of clothes horses from Marshall Fields than be forced to look forever at such spectacles as our club windows now disclose to the shuddering stranger. Better, far better, I say, fifty waxen dandies than one millionaire packer with his waist coat unbuttoned! III. THE INGENUE I WAS walking along a country lane in Huntingdonshire one day this summer with Mr. Beverley Nichols, when we came upon three goslings out for a stroll. Timorous and ill at ease, knowing too well they were at the awk ward age, they pattered along, necks stretched out as if beseeching us to treat them kindly. "They look," said Beverley, "exactly like debutantes!" Now, I ask you, do Chicago debs remind you of goslings? The answer is obvious: they do not. I have already told you, in another article, some of the things they do remind me of. All I wish to urge here is a plea for a return to the simpler ways of really sophis ticated society. Let our young girls de liberately cultivate an air of gaucherie. Let them, in imitation of their London cousins, be thick of waist and flat of heel, braid their hair, and strive to pre serve that schoolgirl complexion. Only le bon Dieu and their corset-makers should ever guess they have such an incriminating possession as a bust. Let them, above all things, be diffident and retiring, quick to simper and slow to contradict; and let them, when forced to employ more than monosyllables, fall back on a modest (and probably quite veracious) "I really don't know!" Every society should have its note of bread-and-milk. As Chicago stands to day, it's the men who supply it. And you don't need me to tell you that's utterly and absolutely wrong. IV. THE LUNCHING LADIES (Recommended to 7-{orth Side dow agers, especially those who are tired of "those little felt shapes.") CLARIDGES is the place, and from 1:30 to 3 P. M. is the time to find her — or, rather, them, for Lunch ing Ladies always go about in groups of six or more. She is large and ma tronly, a Marchioness at the very least, with an upholstered look and the sort of bosom that completely conceals the fact that she has eaten her placid way through a tray of hors d'oeuvres before you have even succeeded in ordering a cocktail. But the distinguishing mark of the Lunching Lady, the unmistakable cachet that sets her apart, once and for all, from the mere ladies-who-are lunching, is her hat. This is invariably, by royal decree, more than life-size, perched atop an important pompadour, and trimmed to look like a cross between a sue cessful duck hunt and a vegetable gar den in full bloom. One day I spied, all settled amicably at the same table, the following creations: A toque of emerald sequins, surmounted by two half pigeons with a spray of apple- blossoms in their beaks; a purple straw coal-skuttle covered with pansies and Scotch heather; a green straw ditto with an herbacious border of choux-fleurs, new cabbages, and carrot tops (three deluded caterpillars were later discov ered clinging to that one), and, lastly, a sort of mortarboard constructed of pink and black plush, in which ran riot more rose colored ostrich plumes than have ever been gathered together since Mistinguette celebrated her eighty-first birthday. It's hats like these that keep the Brit ish Empire what it is. For how can a chap stay out of the army when home THE CHICAGOAN 13 means Mother in the shade of a shelter ing New England-boiled-dejeuner? Oh, won't some kind soul in Chicago pick up the torch and follow? V. THE DECADENT YOUNG MAN (Recommended to juveniles who would rather peddle epigrams than bonds.) I THINK, after all, I won't say any thing about the Decadent Young Man, because you all know perfectly well what I mean, don't you? May- fair knows him well — though Chelsea is his home — and he is supposed to add a great deal to the chic of a certain sort of party. He is clever, but thinks he is much cleverer than he is. He is youthful and jaded and oh, so sophisticated, with a gray tired little sense of humor which he tries his best to turn to racy uses. He really doesn't feel his day has been a success until some old lady has called him a "wicked, cynical creature." He breakfasts on potato chips and Dry- Martinis. He — but why go on? It's all so terribly obvious, isn't it? Besides, a dreadful thought has just struck me. What if I am Chicago's Decadent Young Man? Overtone/ SUGGESTED change of spelling for north side thoroughfare: Divorcee Parkway. Says Arthur Brisbane: "More racketeer killings in New York. So many that Chicago takes second place." To which loyal Chicagoans may reply, "Mere bomblast." * Slocum Sleeper is head of the river patrol in Detroit. Is that coincident or conspiracy? * Unofficial title for William Wrigley : The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Gum. * "Divorce figures increase alarm ingly." How long before newly-weds will be referred to as "The blight and the gloom"? * Film article headline: "Wit Re- The Fading Beauty places Custard Pie" (9\[. T. Times,). Announcing, one takes it, custard's last stand. * Kansas is the birthplace of Mrs. Car rie Nation and Mrs. Mabel Wille- brandt. We do not know if there is a blood tie between them but we suspect a kinship of spirits. * November Thought: If there's one thing that bores me frantic It's fol\s who've re'crossed the Atlantic. * Wet or dry speakers, the recent cam paign did not suffer for a shortage of boo's. * From a recent ad in The Ration: "Tutor wanted. . . . College student or educated person. ..." The dif ference between the two being trace able, no doubt, to college straining. * Rumor says King George to remove beard. And now British subjects will sing "God Shave the King." "Royalists uncover plot against King Michael." Another case where mon archy hangs by a heir. * From a recent review: "It is fore ordained that the book will be banned in Boston." Then here's to the city of Boston, where the beans and the cod fish are canned; and where, authors pray, in their prayers day by day, that their novels be publicly banned. * Still — a ban's a ban for a' that. — BLANCHE GOODMAN EISENDRATH. 14 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOAN/ THE roar of a gun; a burst of blind ing light; a smothering haze of heavy smoke. A "shooting"? Yes, of a kind. But no one in the office is perturbed. Everyone assumes, and rightly, that the disturbance is caused by another pho tographer come to "shoot" Mrs. Baur. She is a veteran of these photographic skirmishes, this Big Bertha of the Illi nois G. O. P. A willing, even an eager, victim of the newspapers' cameras these last twenty years and a few more. For all that, Bertha Baur can not be induced to "look at the birdie." Ever since the fatal day when some ardent admirer advanced the information that her best pictures were those taken in side-view, she has steadfastly refused to expose more than fifty per cent of her person to the ruthless lenses at a time; which is one reason for the fact that the dear public, despite the many bits about her that could be joined into such a fascinating piece of mosaic, can never know quite the whole truth about this many-sided woman. For them she is, and possibly always will be, an im pressive, well-formed photographic pro file; an important but two-dimensional public figure. AS the pretty Miss Duppler, how ever, she showed no such prej udices but looked squarely into the camera's face. In the days when women had not yet begun to doubt that their place was in the home, Bertha Duppler was already causing consider able excitement in the world of affairs. She was made private secretary to the city's postmaster. The position had never been filled by a woman before. Then she proceeded to stir further com ment in the public prints by risking her life for the sake of her country's flag. It seems that the post office flag pole was an entirely spineless affair; that the stars and stripes were in danger of dropping into the street and into the mire. Whereupon Miss Duppler rolled up her leg-of-mutton sleeves, gathered the folds of her skirt in her hand, and went fearlessly across the long stretch of post office roof to the rescue of the precious banner! Just why the janitor of the building was not assigned to this task will never be known, but the little stenographer was rewarded with cheers from innocent bystanders and honor- Strictly a Sideview By ROMOLA VOYNOW Mrs. Bertha Baur able mention in sundry news sheets of the day. When, with her own hands, Bertha Duppler planted the first tree in Grant Park there were more photographs and more news items. But when she gradu ated from the Chicago Kent College of Law, which she attended at night, the news editors and reporters almost frothed at the mouth in their haste to acclaim this "Modern Portia." On the day her engagement to Jacob Baur was announced the future bride was as well known as the wealthy mate she had selected for herself. She lost no publicity by remaining at her postal department post until five o'clock of the day before the wedding! JACOB BAUR died in 1912 and his widow plunged at once into his business affairs. She was at the head of every one of his numerous interests. After some years she sold them again for a profit of several millions of dollars over and above the two million dollar estate Mr. Baur left to her in his will. Having thus progressed from private secretary to society matron; from house wife and mother to business tyro, Bertha Baur sat contentedly down to rest. She tells this story herself: "I had gone into the library one evening to read, when Titus Haffa came to see me. He proposed that I run in the primaries against Fred Britten, for the Republican nomination for Congress in the Ninth district. For a minute I hesi tated. The leisure of the library was tempting after years of hard work in the business world. But I snapped the book shut and put it away. I decided it was better to live life than to read about it." That is why the shelves in her library today are covered with bric-a-brac. And so she went out campaigning un der Mr. Haffa's expert tutelage. The campaign was a brisk, bristling and bombastic affair. It had all the ear marks of a political skirmish designed to amuse the bunk-weary public. But in the end "Bertha Baur and Beer" went down to defeat. THIS experience was doubtless of great value to Bertha in her next bout with life. It might have had something to do with her being ap pointed official delegate of Illinois to greet Queen Marie on her arrival in New York. Why was Bertha Baur's name absent from the roster of the official Chicago reception committee to greet her Maj esty when she came here? Nobody seems to know, but Mrs. Baur was so completely out of the city's little party that her name was not even on the list of official Chicago hostesses. This able business woman, however, gave the social worm a little turn with one touch of her toe, and incidentally turned the city's social tables with the same twist. For Queen Marie visited Mrs. Baur at her own home one after noon as a private guest. It was the only unofficial call made during her American tour. Bertha Baur was the only American who later received an invitation to be a guest at the summer home of Roumania's royal family. With all her conquering of worlds, Bertha Baur has none of the weary look so typical of Caesars and Alexan ders. Her girlish complexion is said to be the result of this Republican wom an's democratic attitude towards riding on bus tops, or coming to the office on foot, instead of lolling in her limousine as most of her associates do. She looks as though there was suf ficient energy in her for tackling al most anything from foreign queens to local politicians. It is said that her political aspirations are high and her past gives no assurance that they will not be fulfilled. THE CHICAGOAN 15 /Wk. 'Sometimes they are called 'the best people' and sometimes 'the plutocracy'- — " Adventures in Insomnia Continuing a Survey of Chicago' s Night Life WALLS and pillars of Club Petrushka are done in yellow and brown and red, warm colors which blend by candle light and shadow un der low hung Russian arches flanking the long central room. These arches, in turn, shadow back the tables muting the gleam of silver and napery, soften ing the white shirt fronts of men and the white arms and shoulders of women. Perhaps, too, the strings of the or chestra are muted, for the music is low and heavily accented. "The American type," says Kaissar- off, the artist who has done the dec orations, "has rhythm in the blood; every little girl dances well, very well; it is, I think, the best dancer in the world." WE sit down to cake and tea, Kaissaroff and Clark and I. The two artists talk about Durban in South Africa; Clark who was born there and Kaissaroff who has been there, as well as a great many other places in the world. We sway just a little to the music, somewhat thought fully watching the dance. For these people who dance tonight were born to By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN dance. They are suave people, wealthy people, the gay and graceful folk who dance the world over. Sometimes they are called the "best" people, and some times the "plutocracy," depending on one's views of such matters, and in a Russian place one unconsciously con siders their gay dance before the war 'A suggestion of vodka" and the death dance afterward, echoes of which now and then stir fretfully in Petrushka. The stage carpenter, Kaissaroff says, is a fugitive from the Bolshiviki, merci lessly hunted over half a continent and finally safe in Alaska. That waiter's father — killed in the White Army. Kaissaroff himself, an aviator with the first hopeful Russian soldiery and later wounded in the awful, blasted Car pathian hills. So it goes — refugee, and fugitive and soldier escaped out of the wreck of a shattered Tzardom. The name Petrushka means Punch (the puppet figure) — and one pauses on the brink of a trite observation concerning the identity of the unknown puppet- master who has animated these strange strings. "We Russians," concludes Kaissaroff, "saw everything." The music is gay, bouncing, merry. A feminine laugh from a corner is a high, provocative tinkle. Its masculine ac companiment a hearty bray. A SUDDEN hush, a bustle, a little speech by Khmara, Master of Ceremonies, and the stage show is on. A stage show opening with a prologue 16 THE CUICAGOAN PARIS NIGHTS "And what eez sis Rotary Club you are president of, Baby?" sung in French introducing duet and minuette, the music for which sounds ghostly, and peifect, and a little blood less after dancing jazz. Then a dance by Bolshakoff, whirling and bobbing to Russian music. And a Spanish violin solo by G. Stcherban, Gipsy violinist. These things have been worked out for presentation by Sankarjewsky, Kin- sky (who is also chief servitor), and Tamiroff. One should mention, too, Miss Mireva, soul of Petrushka, Miss Kitaeva, soprano, Deloff, basso, and Protzenko, tenor. And particularly, one should mention a rural dance from the Ukrane or "Little Russia" with a rousing chorus and a welcome sugges tion of vodka. Khmara stops by at our table. We talk of business, which is good, for the Petrushka is far and away the leading downtown place. Of the patrons who are, we agree, excellent. Of the new location at 165 North Michigan, much better than the old cellar on Wabash. Of the cover charge which is moderate at $2. Of the closing hour which is generally 2 a. m. on week nights and 3 a. m. on Saturday, though patrons may stay later even if the music has stopped. And of reservations which must be made a day, and preferably two days ahead. Finally of Yaschenka, chef, an engineer, formerly a colonel, master of French-Russian cuisine. WE rise to leave. Khmara bows from the waist, his bright blouse bobbing as his heels click. Passing the tables, I record two snatches of conver sation, the one in a man's voice: "a big future in this radio business," the other a woman in evening dress: "Oh that's the thing in Paris!" Seen from the door, candles flutter at the tables, focal points of light. Folk at tables along the walls are scarcely visible; even those at central places are uncertain of outline, dim and unreal. Music is far away. Russian waiters in their colored blouses are well-knit, stal wart men, most of them of military bearing. This place might be on the Continent. In England. Possibly even in the Orient — for Russian entertainers have spread over the world since, 1918. We go down the steps and out into the cold smell of lake air; the noise of the "L" is a steady, pulseless roar like a strong metallic wind. [further "adventures in insomnia" by messrs. coughlin and clark, pen and brush, will be noted in subsequent fortnightly installments. reserva tions now.] Upsets WISCONSIN defeated Notre Dame, Navy dropped two games to supposedly inferior teams, Michigan lost, Chicago ran up forty- seven points in ONE game. In fact, there have been so many upsets that we would almost wager a small sum that the following might come to pass: 1. It will not rain, snow or hail on the days of the big games. 2. Stagg will not fear Indiana. 3. No one will offer us a drink be tween halves. 4. We will not take a drink between halves. 5. There will be no grand stand coaching. 6. Only twelve people will remember that we promised them tickets for the big game. 7. We will not be confronted with a bill the minute we step into our fra ternity house for tea. 8. Nobody will blame the rules. 9. Notre Dame will decide to play all of their games in South Bend next year. 10. Newspaper sports writers will not pick any "all" teams. — DONALD PLANT. THE CHICAGOAN 17 Chicago Clubs; An Inquiry II. The University Club By JAMES WEBER LINN THE Cerberus of the University Club of Chicago is John Cunning ham, doorman. John's three heads are two good eyes and one remarkable memory. If you have ever entered the portals of the club, John knows you by name and sight. If you have entered often, he knows more about you than your wife does. It is this as much as anything which makes the club so intimate in spirit, though so large in membership and so impos ing in its spaces. The defect of the club, if it has a defect, is its lack of youth. As the waiting- list lengthens, the average of the clubmembers rises. There is in the club not quite the same prevailing baldness one notices at the Chicago Club, though George C. Clarke, Jr., con tributes generously to the effect; but the balance of the club's spirit is curiously steady, nevertheless. There is little eccentricity, little abnormality; more freedom of speech perhaps than in such an institution as the Union League, but little more freedom of thought. The University Club is no home for lost causes and im possible beliefs. If you seek our young barbarians all at play, as Matthew Arnold described the uni versity men of his day, you must go to the corner of Schiller and Dearborn (pref erably about five p. m.) University Club men are too well educated to be pomp ous, and in most cases too prosperous to be intolerant, but one would never call them excitable, or even ex citing. They are vigorous grandfathers, admirable uncles, good husbands and fathers. The query of the membership committee now adays is not "What will he do?" but "What has he done?" College inocu lated them against radicalism, as it did against impropriety. Sir Galahads are conspicuous by their absence; Lancelot was a good horse, but he ran into the fence of matrimony rounding the sec ond turn; King Arthur, blameless, prosperous, perhaps a little lacking in humor, is about our style. On the seventh floor, where Ned Ryerson now and then takes a hand at bridge, there is even* a touch of humor. The players may not be funny, but the bridge is. THE University Club is not taking anything in the way of art, thank you, but it is strong for litera ture. I have seen a mem ber carrying away from the library as many as seven volumes of detective stories in one package, to read that evening at his leisure. There is in fact no club library in Chicago to be compared, however re motely, with that of the University Club. How many thousands of well-se lected books that library contains I dare not guess; thirty thousand, anyway, which is an average of about five thousand to each reader in the three big rooms devoted to the li' brary. There are on the other hand innumerable and positively passionate readers in the magnificent second- floor lounge, wherein may be found the Spur, the At' lantic Monthly, every col lege alumni publication in the country that the com mittee can get trace of, three or four hundred other current weeklies, monthlies, and quarterlies, and the daily papers. Hidden among these the members pursue indefatigably, if singly, the cultural interests with which their four (or in some cases not quite so many) years in dear old Wahwah inspired them. I say dear old Wahwah. There was a time when in 18 THE CHICAGOAN "My Dears, Vve so much to tell you — mention someone' the University Club every first man you met was from Yale, every second man from Harvard (I use these terms first and second according to their sig nification in Dun and Bradstreet) and every third man was simply not, in every sense. That is ail changed. The baldest men you see are very possibly Yalensians, the whitest-haired those who once crawled about dear old Dr. Eliot's five foot shelf; but the rest are likely to hail from anywhere, and reign. The University of Paris and Cow Sid ing College, and everything between, are represented. Mitchell Follansbee, indeed, has practically transferred his allegiance elsewhere since the commit tee refused his petition to have a mirror placed in the lobby so that when he came in he could always see at least one Harvard man in the club. Or, as another Atlantic Coastwise representa tive complained, "You can't throw a stone anywhere in the club without hitting half a dozen jerkwater col legians." Fortunately, this gives some of the boys a splendid opportunity for stone-throwing. FROM the occupational point of view, the prevailing tone of the Uni versity Club is medical. If we happen to find ourselves in one of the elevators with a man we do not know, we al ways say, "Good afternoon, doctor, how was the operation?" and we are right often enough to avoid embarrassment. The bankers of the city foregather for lunch at the Midday, the brokers at the Attic, the racketeers at the Racquet, the manufacturers and department store heads at the Chicago, the authors and architects at the Tavern, but at the University Club the doctors' tables are the largest, the noisiest, and by far the most reminiscential in town. For their chat is not, as you might think, of calories and vitamins. They are not interested in reduction but in expansion. They discuss rents, in office-buildings and the human body; joints, physical and social; and the comparative ad vantages of the old system of bleeding patients from the veins and the new system from the pocketbook. "Had I known," said a colleague whom I once took to the club to lunch, "there were so many doctors in the world, I should never have worried as I have about over-population." They are fine fel lows, the docs, and in spite of my innuendoes are generous to a fault, par ticularly in their bidding at bridge. The editor of The Chicagoan re quests me to include at least a word about the history of the club. There fore I do so. It was originally by Good Fellowship out of Work. It was incorporated on St. Valentine's Day, 1887, and has re mained the finest valentine ever pre sented to the community. Of the five incorporators "Bud" LeMoyne and Granville Browning still abuse the club regularly. A special meeting may be called by "any fifteen members in good standing," but no such meeting has ever been called. Why, I don't know. To become a member, you must either have gone to college, or be "a person of liberal attainments." These qualifica tions have apparently never been thought to overlap. Individual mem bers of the club who have done most for it in the past are many. The two outstanding perhaps are Fred Bartlett, who so decorated the women's dining room as to make ours essentially a man's club; and Brent Vaughn, who some years ago as chairman of the house-committee made the food what it is today. I don't know who the presi dent of the club is this year. I do know who the treasurer is, because he signs the letters I always get around the fif teenth of each month and the first of the succeeding month. But I shall not give him the benefit of any advertising, because I have never enjoyed the tone of his communications. [NOTE: MR. LINN'S ARTICLE IS THE SEC OND OF A SERIES NOTING ASPECTS OF FRA TERNAL LIFE AS IT IS LIVED IN THE CLUBS OF THE TOWN. MR. GRAHAM ALDIS DIS CUSSES THE CASINO CLUB IN THE NEXT ARTICLE OF THE SERIES.] THE CHICAGOAN 19 The man who alone made night /lying of air mail possible, a colorful and outstanding .figure in Chicago life, Col. Paul Henderson understands aviation as Ford knows motor cars. He is vice- president and genera! manager of Rational Air Transport Inc., and vice-president 0/ Trans- continental Air Transport P W One of the ways Col. PAUL HENDERSON watches aviations progress CJ/JHEH Bebe. Daniels, famous Para- yy mount Star, went to 7\ew Tor^ this summer she few in a Rational Air Trans port plane with Pilot Harold Louis Knoop. Soon the commonable cabin planes of the Rational Air Transport, Inc.. will carry many a-CHicago passenger East. A regular passenger service between Chicago and H'w Torl^,. following the present air mail route, will be in operation within a short time. The Herald and Examiner will follow this de velopment closely, just as it treats /ully 0/ every new phase in the progress of aviation "\\ 7HILE we are looked upon W by many people as America's infant industry, we do not feel that we are any longer in the nursing bottle stage of development," said Col. Henderson. "Our National Air Transport alone is now flying 6000 miles every 24 hours between New York and Dallas carrying mail and express. "Chicago is the air transport center of the United States today. It must maintain its pioneering leadership. 'The Chicago Herald and Exam iner, by its broad editorial policy and by its liberal use of news col umns' is doing much to help. "Herald and Examiner aviation news is played strong, it is easy to find, interesting to read and be speaks an aviation editor who knows his business thoroughly- "I read about aviation's progress every day in the Herald and Examiner." What new types of plane can we look for in the future? What are present day developments in aviation? These questions and many others are answered every Sunday on a full page in the Herald and Examiner devoted exclusively to aviation news. Likewise, every day in the Herald and Examiner the important events in aviation are covered fully and vividly. The news is written by experts who report it to you in a lively, entertaining way. Read below how this paper cov ered exclusively one of the greatest events in the history of aviation. Von Wiegand's Exclusive Story of The Graf Zeppelin's Epic Voyage! T-j erald and Examiner readers were the only rooming news- paperreaders in Chicago to receive stories day by day of the Graf Zeppelin's voyage actually written from aboard the ship ' They were Karl Von Wiegand's stories. He was the only American newspaper man to sail with the Zeppelin! A Herald and Examiner camera man accompanied him. His reports were sent daily by wireless to the Herald and Examiner from the time Graf Zeppelin left Fried- richshafen until it reached Lakehurst m hours later! He described what he saw, in words that might have been chosen by Conrad ... the fierce battles between man-made ship and the winds . . . the heroism of the men that pulled the great silver ship out of the teeth of tragedy. And whimsically he sketched the little human incidents that every newspaper reader enjoys! It is one of the greatest newspaper victories of all time! It is a typical Herald and Examiner "news beat." Not content with this magnificent epic of journalism, the Herald and Examiner secured an exclusive eye-wit ness account of the voyage from Lady Drummond Hay, the only woman to ma\e the flight! And the morning after the Graf Zeppelin was moored, there appeared in the Herald and Examiner the signed story of Dr. Hugo Eckener who commanded the silver monster on its trip of peril! This is the sort of newspaper reporting the Herald and Examiner consistently gives its readers! Its writers are among the most brilliant in the world! A great staff of men like Von Wiegand provides more than 435,000 families daily with a newspaper full of interesting, wide-awake news, alert editorial comment and pleasant mental recreation every morning. If you are not familiar with it now, read a Herald and Examiner tomorrow. Enjoy it. You will make it a morning habit. 20 THE CHICAGOAN "Those seats, my Dear, are simply impossible" (The gallery) «'B Maestro. At's ah k What Really Happened at the A If you ask the photog boys at the Trib une and Herald-Examiner booths, you get a better break at a fire. Photographing So ciety is a bum racket and a guy's gotta put up with a lot from the Town's big shots Opera Club members in a between-acts version of "Let us join the ladies" A pair of cops. Lieut. Make Mills (right) instructs a detective THE CHICAGOAN 21 ravo :eed" uditoriumon October 31 The man who sleeps to his radio Above : The gentlemen who has heard opera in Europe. Left: The lady who has heard of it in River Forest The little girl fashion writer observes the five jour nalistic W's, Who, What, Why, When and Where A society reporter snoops the boxes in behalf of the bulldog edition 22 THE CHICAGOAN <Th.e 5TA G B The Theater Guild Goes Ethiopian By CHARLES COLLINS FIVE shows have opened since the last issue of The Chicagoan went to press. This department has dutifully traipsed to all of them and solemnly sat in judgment in the first row until the happy or unhappy ending. One or two, we fear, will curl up and blow away before our verdict is recorded. But no matter; we simply must have our say. Here's "Porgy," the last item in the Theater Guild repertory at the Black' stone. The intellectuals hold it in high esteem, for it admits the American negro into the temple of dramatic art and proves that our playwrights do not have to go to the Arran Islands, like J. M. Synge, to find "folk-" material. Behold, the Guild seems to say, the true and only American peasantry in Nat Karson herewith puts brush to "The Five O'clock Girl," recording from left to right: Oscar Shaw and Mary Eaton, Pert Kelton, Shaw and Lee. Critical dicta by Charles Collins follow on page 23 their lowly joys and sorrows, acted by their own kind. The Abbey Theater of Dublin founded its fame on such ma' terial as this. The play is vivid, vehement, and occasionally touching. It is rich with novelty; it is decidedly something to see. If you have gone completely Ethiopian, like Carl Van Vechten, you will rave about it impetuously; if not, you will still be impressed. When in search of novelty, try "Porgy." You will see something new; you will find it a rewarding adventure in play- going. And when the crippled side- walk beggar who is the central figure, deserted by the trollop with whom he lives, starts out for the end of the world in his goat-cart to find her, you will find a touch of high and poignant emotion. "I got to be with Bess!" cries Porgy, and so identifiies himself with the hero of "Manon Lescaut." The atmosphere of "Porgy" is laid on so thick that it impedes the progress of the story. The stage direction is inspired by the spirif of pandemonium; the noisiness of the show is be- wildering. But these are merely external faults in a striking production. The play portrays a phase of tide-water negro life with authority and appeal; and it is acted with efflorescent temperament and marked skill by its negro cast. Russian, But Not Gloomy SPEAKING of the art theatres reminds us that the Goodman has renewed its activities, with the ex perienced B. Iden Payne as guest director. His first production, Gogol's "The Inspector General," is now pleasantly on view, and as a revival of classic Russian farce in decorative terms it is everything it ought to be. "The Inspector General" was written long before Russia went gaga; the play is almost a hundred years old, and reveals the in fluence of French culture THE CHICAGOAN 23 which was so prevalent among the Rus sian intelligentzia before the revolution. So far as its plot is concerned, it might easily be one of Balzac's experiments with the drama; its central character is a Balzacian dandy with an "ovitch" added to his name. This is typical farce, alien to modern American taste only in its soliloquies and asides; and it provides enough amusement to prove that Russia once had a sense of humor. The department of costume design at the Goodman acquits itself with honor. The stage is gay with color, and the cigar-box theme of Russian rococo decoration has been carried out charmingly. Mr. Payne, playing the leading role, is a sound professional focus for the Goodman ensemble. They are all capable, and some of them, especially Art Smith, are veritably "Chauve-Souris." Time: The Present Place: Chicago /</^ANG WAR," at the Majestic, V-J is a wild-eyed melodrama by Willard Mack, pretending to depict life among the hostile clans of Chicago's Ciceronian beer-runners. It contains every act of violence known in local history except the Fort Dearborn mas sacre. It deals with facts as they have been heralded in the head-lines, but in a manner which makes them incredible. In clumsy hands history always lies, and Mr. Mack, although a playwright with a brilliant sense of under-world melo drama, has been as crude as a school boy in this fabrication. "Gang War" sounds as if it might have been written over-night. Plays of this type, however bad, are interesting as documents. A time will come, generations hence, when they are studied by scholars as pictures of the manners of a period. "Gang War," then, a hodge-podge of horrors awkwardly arranged, appeals to the philosophic mind. In its distorted way, it presents facts. Yet the American people, in the recent presidential elec tion, have voted approval of the con ditions behind those facts. Think that one over. Oscar and Mary Are Co-Stars NOW let's take a look at "The Five O'Clock Girl," which is lodged at the Woods. It belongs to the polite school of musical comedy. It may divert, but it will not thrill or offend you; it is merely another show. IMPORTED to JLena JLncnantment to tne It in$er lips cdadoi faiiMk II LIST a touch ol famous Eclador to the nails. Then per= (^/lection . — with every movement ol the hands outlined in provocative brilliance! Eclador Liquid Polish — because its lustre is lasting — is indispensable to the smart woman who must look immaculately groomed on all occasions. Four piquant shades of rose from which to choose ... or colorless. Applied in an instant, Eclador will not crack, peel or discolor. The smartest shops everywhere have Eclador — either separately or in a convenient set with the remover. 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Pert Kelton attracts attention by her dry drollery; and Shaw and Lee are a unique team of comics. Wins Booby Prize THERE is nothing to say about "The Skull," at the Garrick, ex cept that the mystery plays seem to be going from bad to worse. This one tries to conjure up the atmosphere of Edgar Allan Poe by placing its hair- raising scenes in a ruined and haunted chapel. Its humor suggests Poe too — and if you have ever read any of the comic skits with which that unhappy genius tried to boil his pot to the taste of the American public, you will realise that the remark is not intended as a compliment. "The Skull" sounds as if it were written for the English provinces. It is acted as if it were still touring the "fit-ups" of Yorkshire. Paragraph Pastime When I Grow Rich, by Ethel Sidgwick. (Harper and Brothers.) A comedy of manners centering in the affairs of a cooperative house in Bloomsbury, run and inhabitated by eight young people, poor and by preference geniuses. Done with the exquisite linguistic and personal de tail characteristic of Miss Sidgwick. One abduction, but no murders. Susan B. Anthony: The Woman Who Changed the Mind of a Nation, by Rheta Childe Dorr. (Frederick A. Stokes Company.) A biography of the woman suffrage movement in America. The Jealous Gods, by Gertrude Atherton. (Horace Liveright.) A sequel to "The Immortal Marriage," wherein Aspasia's troublesome young nephew by marriage, Alcibiades, grows up to further and more important mischief. A counter theme to the subjection of woman in Fifth century Athens is introduced in the person of Tiy, the beautiful Egyptian, who brings with her the tradition of the subjection of man. The Second American Caravan, edited by Alfred Breymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld. (The Macaulay company.) The contributors to this second number are practically all of them younger generation. In verse and in story they treat of many sides of life, but with certain exceptions, such as the poetry of Conrad Aiken, their contribu tions may be described as the difficult efforts of intellectuals to be naive. NEWSPRINT The Post-Battle Line THE election is over. The ballots have been counted. A new presi dent is preparing to step into the White House. The public is turning its at tention to other things. In the various newspaper offices of the city where managing editors, city editors and the various other species of editor have had a comparatively easy time of it for the past two months, the post-election search for ideas has started. What a remarkable job all the news papers did on the election! Even the straw votes accurately predicted the re sult. It seems almost impossible even in the case of a landslide that a country the size of the United States, polling upwards of 40,000,000 ballots, could possibly know the results by 9:25 o'clock Central Standard Time, but that is just exactly what happened, when the Associated Press, United Press and International pooled their resources. Besieged by telephone calls, conduct ing stereopticon shows and bulletin services, and a half dozen other activi ties, the newspapers still found time to supply the radio stations with speedy and accurate returns and, at the same time, prepare for publication excep tionally well-edited extras. Shoot your dart of criticism at the press if you will, but acknowledge that it is astounding how efficiently the edi torial department of a metropolitan newspaper can rise to meet any big sit uation. The lure of printer's ink seems to attract a pretty masterful type of men. We are speaking of newspapers, of course. GETTING back to ideas— for which the various editors now have to search with the passing of the presiden tial campaign — this column might point back a few issues to the prediction that most of the Chicago newspapers were going out after class, rather than mass, circulation in the next few months. The mass is still being courted with insurance policies, puzzle pictures, and various other old standbys, but most of the real thought is being put on the question of how it is possible to make the quality group consistent readers. The Herald'Examiner, during the past few weeks, has been backing up the very capable James Weber Linn THE CHICAGOAN 25 with a series of articles by Arthur Meeker, Jr., the same entertaining Mr. Meeker who sparkles frequently in the pages of The Chicagoan. The Chicago Daily J^ews is now cir culating for examination by prospec tive advertisers an experimental copy of "Midweek Features," a tabloid-sized section announced as devoted to pic tures, literature, art, home topics and stories. There is a smart flare to the illustrations and to the advertising copy. The Chicago Daily Journal has gone a bit further, by slowly and thought fully rebuilding its entire text. Instead of throwing in a smart section, it ap parently is determined to gauge every page of every issue to appeal to a bit more thoughtful class than most news papers apparently were aiming at a few months ago. Rays of Hofie IT is all very hopeful. The Tribum has mellowed a bit. Day after day, there are three or four stories you have to read into for six or eight paragraphs to find out that they are about a man being shot or a woman seeking a di vorce. The Post made progress editorially at the time it moved into its new building and started an ambitious advertising campaign on the "L" platforms. The old "City Press" rule of "name, address, race or color, occupation and action in the first paragraph," seems to be going into the discard. OF course all is not gold that glit ters, and there are a few writers, trying to tone up their stuff, who would be far more comfortable and readable if they stuck to the good old style of writing it, so that everything but the first paragraph could be killed, if space demanded in the later editions. But the ambition and will is there. Out in Hollywood, the town is up set. Actors and actresses, who for years made a good living in pantomime on the silent screen, have been driven into voice culture schools by the talkies. It appears now that possibly the newspaper writers of the city may find themselves in classes of belle lettre to keep up with the changing demands of the City Desk. — EZRA. P. S. — R. 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A # m No. 2082 — Full Dress Set. White mother-of- pearl centers; Krem entz Quality white metal rims. Com plete, $7.50. Other sets to $50. Kremert^ CORRECT EVENING JEWELCr FCC MEN JOURNAU/TIC JOURNEY/ Human Whirligigs on Wheels By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN A SIX day track is an oval for racing banked steeply at the ends until it resembles the hull of Noah's Ark in dry dock. The oval race course older than the Coliseum. The steep banking a device to match against modern speed. In the waist of the Ark, standing spectators at a dollar apiece jostle to get a flash at circling riders. And in the waist also, at the very edge of the track, are the wooden hutches in which riders rest and are massaged, doze, eat and are court-plastered between spells and spills, each hutch the size of an upright piano box and presided over by a trainer who is combination second, valet, trainer, manager, water-boy, waiter and frequently cheer leader for his master. Outside the track, clear around the banked oval, and banked in turn from the rail, is the mob — a Roman mob, or better a Byzantine mob, fierce and frantic and vociferous, quick to ap- plaud and quicker still to turn thumbs down for a cyclist unadept in his merciless calling. And finally, on the track itself, is the press of riders, the most fantastic pack of human whirligigs ever conceived as an athletic spectacle. SIX day riding is incredibly fast. The first hour's pedaling in this present race clicked off 29 miles; and the hours since have averaged with the first. In the sprints and in the wild jams when riding teams spurt to lap the field, one would guess that they average nearer 40 miles than 30. Of course, there are lazy intervals when the pack idly circles in time to atrocious band music; the crowd feasts on hot dogs and soda pop and makes conver sation — very zestful, hearty, indelicate conversation it is, too. Swell. Then suddenly young Bobby Wal- thour is off on a jam. Seemingly he picks up his bike and walks with it. A crazy, wabbling start at first as the wheel takes the drive of Bobby's long legs, and then a blonde streak around the oval with the pack in pursuit. The Byzantine mob rises with something between a scream and a roar. Bobby is unquestionably its darling; he is young, blonde, handsome, boyish as the old "Red" Grange, and one of the fastest bike sprinters in the world. He is a nimble young retiarius among bulky and businesslike gladiators. Come on, Bobby! Also he is the son of a famous rider, the great Bobby Walthour, Sr. Also, according to a TU ECWCAGOAN 27 lady two rows back, he is a ridin' son of — but back to bicycles. Together with Willie Fenn, Jr., Bobby is the American Team. YOUNG George Dempsey (in Irish green) is after him. This Irish team rises to a challenge with gleeful indignation. Steal a lap on them, and you have committed a personal affront; they are out to avenge that affront by stealing three or four laps on you. Racing for these Celts is a delightful series of atrocities and reprisals. All of which is dandy for the mob. Now the Jewish team is in it. Liberally cheered on by spectators spiritually under the Mogen David. Fiery racers, these lads, but hardly staunch enough for the deadly pace hour after hour. Veteran Belgian, Dutch and Italian riders take up the chase. Sturdy men, these Europeans, thick and enduring and solid and uninspired, men of in finite patience and formidable thigh muscles. They will grind on. And on. And on. Caring little for showman ship, their business is racing. Peter Van Kempen, bulky Hollander, is perhaps the most famous rider in the world. He shoulders down the track in the Orange and Black of Nassau, his dark face set, his legs pumping smoothly as an engine. In a spill last night Van Kempen was cut above the eye. The bandage shows red where blood has matted the present dressing. One notices the sweat on his legs as he moves past; his knees, too, are cut, angry, raw. Eventually he will win. Charley Winter, blonde and even burlier than Van Kempen, plugs in and out of the press. A strong rider, a fast rider. His broad back peculiarly humped over the wheel. Charley gets a hand. Bellows from the mob to "Come up, Winters." And cheers at each effort. Charley rides in red, white and blue vertically striped. With the speedy Willie Coburn, Winter is the Armory team, and as such he gets a wreath from the 202nd Field Artillery in whose armory he races. The mob cheers and then boos the presentation ceremony. It is a booing mob. Besides it wants blood, which is a spill, and so far tonight there have been no spills. The riders circle to the low steel click of their drive chains, a monotonous sound, almost a purr. ANOTHER sprint. The drowsy i crowd roars into surly approval. 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Two more racers crash into the tangle of man and bicycle, the thump of hard driven bodies against hard wood re' sounds like a stutter of torn toms. The first rider slides to the inside rail, bumps his head on a brace and lies still. The mob booms in ecstacy. Boy, what a spill! It is the "Habet!" of the arena when a gladiator goes down. Somewhere a gong finds a quick, exciting cadence. Racers slow down and wheel idly until the injured are propped back on their bikes. The first faller is sponged and helped into his hutch, Caesar De Baetes, a Belgian. He moves stiffly, uncomplainingly, like a prize fighter who has taken a beating as fighters take beatings, stoically. The roar dies into a feminine chitter of sympathy; women, incidentally, screamed loudest for the spill when Baetes fell. The race is quickly on, monotonous to the click of steel. The mob shakes itself, breathes a snort of approval, goes back to food and shouting, and hope of another fall. Down before the wooden hutches, handlers come and go. Theirs, too, is the attitude of the arena. If gladiators had friends, they were such as these. Lean men, vociferous and sanguine, shouting for the favorites with a kind of starved and ragged valor. * Fall Flight, by Eleanor Gizycka. (Mitv ton, Balch and Co.) The story of a little Chicago girl of the nineties — not naughty here but merely provincial — and early nineteen hundreds, whose stepfather be' came consul to St. Petersburg, where the nineties and early nineteen hundreds ex' ceeded the dreams of Aubrey Beardsley at their most willowy. Costume, psychol- ogy, background and a story that is ab' sorbing and out of the ordinary. The Whisper of a Name (Grand-Louis Tlnnocent), by Marie Le France. Trans' lated by George and Hilda Shively. (The Bobbs-Merrill Company.) The Femina prize novel, which has already gone through thirtyeight editions in France. French prize novels being different from American prize novels in most ways, ex cept that both have a tendency to go to the provinces for their material. The scene here is the Breton moors, and the love story running through it is, shall we say, somewhat foggy, like the atmosphere. How to Criticize Books, by Llewellyn Jones. (W. W. Norton and Company.) A practical manual addressed to the pro fessional reviewer, to club women con- demned to give papers, and to the critical public at large. BOOK/ "The Pleasurable Arctic" By SUSAN WILBUR //-THE CRUISE OF THE 1 NORTHERN LIGHT" is a book with an all- Chicago cast: Mrs. John Borden being the author, Captain Bor den the commander of the expedition, six Chicago sea-scouts the able seamen, and the Field Museum of Natural His tory the hopeful recipient of the skins of the Arctic brown bear that the ex pedition was sent in search of. It is also a new departure in books about the Arctic, just as Stefansson's "The Friendly Arctic" was a new de parture. Before Stefansson, the Arctic circle was strictly a place where one went to bleach one's bones. Stefansson made it a place where perhaps not the novice but at any rate the sophisticate might be fairly cozy, well fed even. But Mrs. Borden goes a step farther. According to Webster a yacht is "a pleasure craft." And the Northern Light is a yacht. One step remains, of course, namely that Clara E. Laughlin shall write a "So You're Going to Wrangel Island," and as it will probably be a few years before that happens, the average hur ried tourist will probably find it quicker for the present and indeed more of a "pleasure" — in spite of the highly prac tical appendices on clothes and groceries that are apparently intended to tempt others to equip Arctic yachts — simply to regard Mrs. Borden's log as his own. FOR her story of the five months' adventure is consecutive, and dated, and exciting, and permits the reader to escape none of the sensations, pleas ant, unpleasant, or half and half. The glories of a sunrise for which one is dragged out of bed at midnight. The exact effects on the appetite of Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. How one feels with twelve inches of water on the floor of one's tent, a volcano nearby, and all the brown bears somewhere else. How one feels to wake up on the last day of the hunting season with nothing shot so far. And then: Hooray! Sun shine at last! And two bears shot with one's own hand before the curtain goes down. Other game bagged, or fish caught, included polar bear, seal, walrus, and whale. Arctic birds and Arctic wild- flowers came in for their share of at- TWQCWICAGOAN tention. And there were assorted ad ventures such as swimming in the crater of a volcano. Nor is the story entirely a matter of watery and icy solitude in four pairs of woolen stock ings and Jaeger lingerie. The Arctic is after all a rather sociable place. One has known that since Stefansson. And not all Eskimos either. "The World on One Leg" AS the young daughter of one of Mr. i\ Ellery Walter's Chicago hostesses remarked embarrassingly when brought in to see the distinguished visitor: "Mr. Walter came without his left leg, mother." And the chances are that with it he wouldn't have been there at all. In age Mr. Walter is not far re moved from those infant authors of Messrs. Putnam who gave New York some of its best openings for literary humor, and under any other title than "The World on One Leg" his book would probably never have been writ ten — or at least not until he had more nearly approached the age of Trader Horn. He would probably have been too busy adventuring. Or he might have finished college and gone into the bonding business. Most of his globe trotting has been done since his amputation, but before that he had adventured his own conti nent from Maine to Mexico, and had hit the high-spots every time. His early memories of Chicago, for instance, in clude a machine gun battle viewed from beneath a milk wagon. Incredible ad ventures some of them, particularly those in Mexico. Lest you think them so, however, Mr. Walter can produce the credentials — a letter from Mussolini, to whom he said "Howdy, Benito!" and some from the Mexican bandits themselves. * The Vice-President's Son. Anon. (Canterbury Press, Chicago.) A book that is as timely after election as before, for there is no politics in it, and the vice- president never presided over the senate but was just the vice-president of a vice- hunting society — doubly vicious, so to say. And although the story told by the father of her son does remind us of the crude naiveties of a recent book of revelations, it is at the same time a perfect interpre tation of the point of view of the femi nine evangelist for virtue who can do no wrong. Indeed there is no evidence in the book except the stubborn fact that she has a son that she ever did do any thing conventionally wrong — and she is an adept at describing her own conduct in euphemistic terms that alone would save the most flagrant conduct. % ff* * Cause for TH^IWKSOMVMIWG A feast of music — the entrancing, dancing kind — played as only masters can play it — waiting to please you day and night, on the S^fnuvumck Panatrope 'with Radiola Tune in your favorite broadcasting station, or play the hits of popular shows on records. This tone-true electrical instrument is the perfect combination of radio and phono graph. Offered by COMMONWEALTH EDISON 72 West Adams Street For the Vivid Season "The Chicagoan," 407 So. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois Send "The Chicagoan" one year, $3 — two years, $5. (I have checked my choice as you will notice.) 'Hame. Address. 30 TWt CHICAGOAN A group of distinguished musicians in programs of quality seldom heard else where than in formal con cert. Events of Sirst importance for those who ap preciate music oS the highest merit. STRING QUARTET Quartet Assisted by Piano String Solos fc to 8 p. m. In the Main Restaurant each eve ning, including Sundays. No eove: charge. A highly diversified and different program each evening. MU/ICAL NOTE/ La Claire, of Lake Bluff, Makes Her Debut By ROBERT POLLAK ACTING partly on instinct and ^ partly on a past experience, a lifeless, soulless performance of Boris Godounov that opened the opera sea son several years ago, this reporter passed up Carmen on Oct. 31. And judging from the combined fury of the local critics it really wasn't a very happy evening from an artistic stand point. When the local doctors of music get their heads together and decide that it is about time to hop on a perform ance at the Auditorium, it is not hard to imagine how bad same must have been. But by the night of the first of No vember things were evidently running more smoothly. What one witnessed was a capable, well-oiled production of La Boheme with a cast mainly com posed of seasoned singers and actors and one excellent debutante. Marion Claire, Lake Bluff gal, trained in Ger many, made her debut as Mimi. She was, first of all, more than easy to look upon. And, although she labored, for at least an act, under a most natural nervous strain, she proved her undeni able worth to the company as a vocalist. Her upper and middle registers are mel low and well-controlled. Higher up one notices an edge to the voice that sometimes shocks because it is joined to so much power. But it is certainly not an incurable flaw. La Claire re ceived more than the usual quota of huwas and posies. For superbly finished, luscious sing ing the gold-star went to Cortis. His voice improves from season to season and his position with the company as sumes major importance. The Bo hemians, Laszari, Defrere, Montesanto, were thrillingly convincing and minor roles were well handled by Trevisan and Oliviero. The orchestra seems destined to remain buried in its hole for another season. If the powers that be wish to put the band so far below stage why don't they build a reverberat ing shell, as at Bayreuth or the Printz- Regenten at Munich, so that some of that sound gets back into the house. Hopefully ON Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4, Olszewska, Claire, Maison, and Kipnis appeared in Lohengrin. It was in the second act that Olszewska as Ortrud, of course, first hit her stride. It is a role singularly fitted to her tre mendous vitality and power as an ac tress. As for her voice, we are still distinctly in the "show me" class. She frequently seems to be forcing tone pro duction in the lower register and yet there are fine rich spots in the range. Maybe later in the season. It is Rosen- kavalier we are waiting for. Marion Claire, again, sang more than well, and so did Kipnis. For Maison we can stir up little enthusiasm. It was grand to hear a Wagnerian score and Weber conducted spendidly. That Chord IMAGINE the familiar barber-shop quartet raised to the Nth power of sublimity. The result would be the Kedroffs. Four gentlemen of Russian birth and of wide experience on opera and concert stage, they sing the folk, the classical, the modern specimens of Russian song with an artistry almost unbelievable. Their approach to part singing resembles that of a fine string T14E04ICAGOAN 31 What QoMifh fa, in Ttie Gnttcm iff 7hB(Mkmiff GoKobcm 7fa> Hotel La fc Qucacp quartet to a score of Beethoven and it is within their powers, apparently, to do almost everything with the human voice that a string quartet does by scraping hither and yon upon the in testines of the sheep. . What is more, they imitate bells and they imitate insects, and not at all with the hocus-pocus of the stunt singer, but obviously from the inner conviction that, where the song demands it, it is the duty of the artist to convince as a gong or a bumble-bee. They were most successful in songs of their own land, folk-music from the provinces and rep resentative pieces from the hands of Gretchaniov, Arensky and Borodin. But almost everything they touched turned to gold. T Music in the Chanel HE premise that the concert hall is the worst place to listen to music is an old and healthy one. A fine con cert, and they are strangely few and far between, has something of a sac rament about it. For this reason to hear a grand organ, well-played, to hear Claire Dux in Schubert, Handel and Reger, to hear the Apollo Club (yes, the Apollo Club) in choral works of Franck and Bach, all within the walls of the new chapel at the University of Chicago, classified as a musical experi ence of considerable beauty. The mani fest architectural grandeurs of the chapel do not concern us here. Its acoustical properties do, and they are magnificent. The walls of the build ing were scientifically constructed to eliminate the possibilities of bothersome reverberation. The tone of the human voice strikes the ear with the accuracy and force of the original propulsion. The only stringed instrument heard at this concert, the violin of Jacques Gor don, had a suavity and mellowness that no string ever has in Orchestra Hall. In acoustical excellencies the chapel yields nothing to Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium theatre. And that is cer tainly highest praise. The potentialities of the chapel as a local center for sacred musics are over whelming. Here is an opportunity to hear in the future, Bach, Handel, Palestrina and Vittoria. Here is a rea son for the great organists of the world to release that ancient instrument from the bonds of Balaban and Katz. The chapel can develop as a world center for choral music comparable to Leipsic and Bethlehem, Pa. More power to Dean Gilkey. Number One, Sir? DRIVE STRAIGHT for 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 MAN IT OU SPARKLING WATERS Let us tell you what the world's masters or the game say about Broadmoor Golf? 32 TWECI4ICAG0AN Woman Disputed "Beggars of Life" — Tenor with Orchestra. Harold "Scrappy" Lambert renders the theme songs of two great motion pictures "Woman Disputed"— (I Love You) 4054 "Jo- Anne" — Fox trot. Herbert Gordon's Hotel Adelphia Whispering Orchestra with vocal cho ruses by Eddy Thomas and Francis Luther 'If You Want the Rainbow" 4064 "I Wonder" — Fox trot. The Clevelanders. "Why?" — (Do I Love You Like I Do?) Vocal chorus of "Why" by Edmond Ruffner 4068 "Good Night"— WaHz. Carter's Orchestra with vocal choruses by Eddy Thomas "I Tore up Your Picture when You Said Good Bye" 4069 Always something new on Brunswick Records There's new snap, rhythm and pep in Brunswick Records PANATROPES-RADIOLAS. RECORDS 'Haven't you something with more fire?" rhe CWICACOCNNE Diamond and Card Triumphs By ARCYE WILL GERTRUDE KOPPELMAN'S new store at 328 N. Michigan is espe' dally worthy of note as being the home of colorful dresses. I haven't seen such heaps of them, so smart, collected to' gether before. Of course, she has the usual ones, too. One street dress of green frost crepe, bolero back with little points, the same as the hem, tight girdle, and lace collar, is very smart. An after' noon dress of crepe, chartreuse top with small cape and navy circular skirt, $65, would make anyone inquire the source. A large selection of chiffons in browns, greens, and blues, besides the more un' usual color combinations, were charm' ing for their simplicity. And none of that bunchy look which you, I'm sure, hate as much as I do. Coats, hats, and everythin1 besides. In other words a place. The Belgian Lace Shop, 302 N. Michigan, has a very complete stock of table linens. Entirely handmade, a thirteen piece Tuscane luncheon set, very dark cream, $65, looks as if it would last a lifetime and you would be proud of it just that long. A less expensive one of De Reta has a green and yellow thread, and looks "break' f asty" to me. For a formal dinner, the set of Appengelle lace and embroidery is truly exquisite, and for luncheon or bridge, a runner with six doilies and six napkins, $37.50, in peach, green, yellow or orchid handkerchief linen, with white applique, would make your mouth water for the delicious food that should be served on it. ** A LITTLE bit of Paris," so said t~\ Mr. Goldberg on the opening of the new O-G room on Madison St., and on seeing it, I quite agree with him. Many pieces of marcassite jewelry, pins, earrings, chokers, rings, and bracelets, a tremendous lot of costume jewelry — so much that it all will not be displayed at once, and you will see something new every time you come. The handbags are stunning painted leathers, embroidered ones copied from museum pieces, cut out suede with moire showing through, and the knock' out in this collection is a black kid bag with ivory silk lining, and all the usual fixings, and the unusual! — a midget TREO4ICAG0AN 33 umbrella, and all that shows when it is folded is the tassel. Young fellows hearken to this, for here is a present for your charmer, $29.50 the tax. Also, a shower stick for $25 which is an um' brella fitted inside a bamboo swagger stick with a bull'dog top. Snappy, what? Jaeger, 222 N. Michigan Avenue, are showing imported Jersey twcpiece sport dresses. The tops all over figured and the skirts and irregular weave. Cashmere sweaters of grey with a black and white diagonal design, $29.50, are awfully good to wear with suits, as are the natural color ones. Men's section — camel's hair coats, sweaters and caps. TO Tobey I must give the laurel wreath for satinwood furniture. After a thorough tour of all the likely places, I found, much to my surprise, it is numbered among the scarce woods. At least, as far as dining room furni' ture goes. At Tobey 's you can procure a beau' tiful set for as little as $875 or right on up to $4,000. It is so lovely look ing, I'm surprised more people have not discovered it. Its so light in color that it's perfect in a small apartment, and as the majority of it is simple Dun- can Fyfe, Sheraton, etc., it goes with most anything that would normally be suitable for the now so popular small homes. LESCHIN is showing crepe de chine * nighties with one shoulder strap of crepe and the other just a bow of rib' bon, $22.50. Flair to this! "Peggy Panties" of ninon, handmade, always in two colors, trim, and relatively in' expensive. And the most gorgeous French ones of Alencon lace with just a little piece of turquoise crepe all tucked at the top so that it fits snugly. Negligees of velvet with matching pajamas, peach with brown coat a dandy, and note of interest: There is a table just in the center as you enter, where there are always specials. Each week a change. Shoe department has some new metallized brocade which will not tarnish. Red, green, orange or black, very simple and smart, and in preparation for Palm Beach (already, can you believe it?) printed crepe de chine with contrasting leather trim. HOW many kinds of diamonds do you suppose there are? Warren Piper, 31 N. State St., very graciously enlightened me as to this and much PRICE* CUT FAR BELOW COJT ON ORIGINAL FRENCH MODEL* BERTH E RENEE PATOU MOLYNEIX LE COMTE EVENING AND AFTERNOON GOWN/ FORMAL EVENING WlUPi ENTEAiCLEX AND COAT/ ^ more to do with precious stones, his specialty. There are at least nine col' ors, namely, Chocolate, Coffee, High Brown, Green, Pink, Yellow White, Blue White, and Blue. Now in case you think there is hair splitting to get these different shades, I here testify to seeing them. Diamonds, Mr. Piper says, should always be examined in a north light, and, where possible, always compared to a stone of better quality in their se' lection. He has some perfectly ex' quisite stones in most artistic settings. Most interesting to me was a flat dia mond about the size of the nail of my little finger, which when the watch movement gets here from Switzerland, is to become the crystal of a ring watch. The collection here reminds me very much of Dreicer jewelry, than which there is none more artistic. * At Woolworth's, addresses every where, playing cards of linen are on sale for ten cents to them and ten to the government. They are quite pre' sentable and at their price it makes no difference whether the children play with them or not. 34 TWt CHICAGOAN' Gowns from Paris or clotrtes from Bond Street are admirably complemented by shoes from Martin & Martin y MARTIN * MARTIN SHOES For Men and Women • New York and Chicago 326 South Michigan Avenue,, Chicago CINEMA A Crisis for Critics By WILLIAM R. WEAVER I BREATHED a suggestion into this typewriter — some months ago when the pictures broke their long silence — and it seems to have fallen to earth in Hollywood. The suggestion was to set up tripod in the auditorium of a stage playhouse and record the show as it came across the footlights. This, it was pointed out, was the straight line and shortest distance between the given points represented by silent screen and synthetic stage. Alas, the suggestion has been acted upon — as nothing in the annals of celluloid intellect appeared to threaten that it should be — and "The Home Towners" is here to confound the very Remington of its inspiration. Woe. "The Home Towners" appears on the vocal and occasionally eloquent screen in the traditional three acts. The acts are not named and numbered as in the playbill, there is a brief introduc tion in the movie manner, but the story proper is enacted in three settings cor' responding to the stage settings of the George M. Cohan play and the direc tion is stage direction throughout. Exits, entrances, bits and wisecracks — even a soliloquy! — are ordered and enunciated as in the Broadway original. The picture is not a picture at all, but a stage play. And so good that there will be more and more of the same. What, then — and I inquire for picture critics at large — to do? THE simple escape from the situa- tion, of course, is to notify the editor that he no longer has need of a picture critic, that the new pictures are properly the concern of the drama critic, and to exit quietly. But this way lies extinction, and even picture critics eat. And drama critics are, when you get right down to it, human. An im' practical device. A SECOND solution of the problem is somewhat less simple and a good deal more involved, This is to gear up the Remington to Mr. Charles Collins' high prose pitch and have at it. Or to appropriate Mr. Ashton Stevens' ¦ F you enjoy leisurely selection — individual attire — personal service — we suggest an early in spection of our Scheyer tailored suits and overcoats. Wardrobe accessories in keeping. Sundell-Thornton Kimball Bldg. Chicago Thanksgiving "They're beautiful. They make the day a complete success," she said. His popularity assured, he settled contentedly in the easiest chair in the house, inwardly congratu lating himself on his foresight in using Wienhoeber service. Ernst Wienhoeber Co. No. 22 East Elm St. Superior 0609 914 No. Michigan Ave. Superior 0045 TI4E04ICAGOAN 35 less fatiguing method of employing pun for penetration and wisecrack for work. Mr. Frederick Donaghey's readyreference library and cross'in- dexed file cabinet are of too dreadful complexity for contemplation. Per' haps Mr. Burns Mantle's laconic nota tion of top-hatted reactions is a better model for the Mae Tinees. I suspect, however, that the daily paper girls will go solidly Amy Leslie when the pinch comes. For my own part, I refuse to be stampeded into further confusion. It was my idea, and a parent has some rights. I shall exercise these in re marking about the various adventures in vocality and hope for the best. So far as "The Home Towners" is con cerned, I am a not unproud father. I bestow my blessing herewith and ask that you look upon my first born at your convenience. Perhaps I am prejudiced. ' The Racket" THE remainder and residue of the picture that has been exhibited throughout America and abroad for several months is just another gang pic ture. Thomas Meighan is less effective in it than George Bancroft was in "Underworld" and "The Drag Net." Louis Wolheim is a better bad man than Fred Kohler was in either of those. If you have been led to believe it is a Chicago story, be undeceived. It may have been before the censors got it. Now it suggests, if any place, a motion picture studio in Hollywood, California. Revenge" SENORITA DOLORES DEL RIO sparkles this time as a gypsy. Hers is the one sparkle in "Revenge." It is the story of the bold brigand (nee sheik, cowboy, etc.) who abducts the girl, takes her to his mountain hideout, makes her cook and so forth, finishing with the classic clinch. I liked the story better as "The Great Divide." The world liked it best as "The Sheik." It died hardest as "The Water Hole." "Revenge" is a becoming monument. "Mother Knows Best" THE purpose of this picture seems to be to show that Louise Dresser is a great actress. This was hardly nec essary. None of the stage stars who have gone into pictures have shown more ability, in their spheres, than she. Addition of voice to pantomime makes her the best of all the screen mothers of CHAISE LONGUE COVER AND PILLOW IN FRENCH METALLIC EFFECT What person with a taste for graceful living would not be de lighted in the Carlin Shop? For here are beautiful things^bed coverings and boudoir decorations of quality and distinction in great profusion^at very moderate prices. Worthy of particular attention is the Chaise Longue Cover and Pillow of smart mod ern French metallic brocade, lined with gold satin, as illustrated. 662 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE AT ERIE STREET V^^W 'The £I4ICAG0AN 407 So. Dearborn Street Changing residence? The Chicagoan will go along — making ifs first fortnightly arrival three weeks after notice — if you will fill in the appended form. (Name) (New address) _ (Old address) ~ (Date of change) _ 36 TUECUICAGOAN Ru-tial Picture of a smart hostess about to pour a drink SHE is about to pour a drink of Corinnis Waukesha Water — the finest, purest water that ever bubbled from a spring. Corinnis Waukesha Water is the finest compliment you can pay to the fastidiousness of your family and friends. For Corinnis is never cloudy, never "bitter," never doubtful. It comes to you straight from the famous Corin' nis Spring at Waukesha, Wis consin. You will find it always crystal-clear, pure, and always good to taste. Its cost is low Thousands of families enjoy this de lightful spring water daily. Due to its widespread popularity the cost is sur prisingly low. It is one of the finer things in life which everyone can afford to have. It is a water every smart hostess wants to have. Phone your order now Telephone SUPerior 6543 for a case of Corinnis Waukesha Water to-day. It is put up in handy half gallon bot tles to fit your refrigerator. Delivered to your door anywhere in Chicago and suburbs. Shipped anywhere in the United States. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT, Inc. 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 (Sold also at your neighborhood store) WAUKESHA WATER all time and no doubt that is reason enough for making "Mother Knows Best." As a picture it is a demonstra tion of the consequences which may follow upon a mother's insistence that her daughter remain forever unmarried. Freud, Ellis and Dr. W. A. Evans have stated the case more clearly. It is not a particularly entertaining subject. V arsity A FEW of the idols should be left. Or, if they must go, they should be quietly removed to storage and nothing said of it. Chester Conklin is the sac rifice in "Varsity." Visibly the same Eccentric old man, he's audibly a chorus boy with a bad cold. It's all too bad. Of "Varsity," a college picture without a football, enough has been said long since. ''The Perfect Crime IT is quite likely that the mystery story bearing the above title would be entertaining if the picture were pro jected in the relative silence of the now oldfashioned cinema. But it is not. The picture is suspended between a prologue and epilogue having nothing to do with it. In the prologue and epilogue Lynne Overman does a fair vaudeville skit, with the aid of spoken words and a radio set. Dur ing the picture proper there is music and a babel of off-stage voices. In the trial scene lines are spoken by other than the actors supposed to be speaking them and the result is terrible. Too terrible for words. 'Beware of Bachelors THIS is the first substantial effort to reproduce farce with voice. It isn't very good but it promises a good deal. William Collier, Jr., Margaret Livingston and Audrey Ferris are among the speakers. Andre Beranger is more eloquently silent. It's the story about the young people who will in herit the money if they attain their first wedding anniversary without a quarrel and almost don't. "The Farmer s Daughter" EVERY now and then Hollywood sends out a picture which is so bad that it is good. This one, a fea' turclength treatment of Mack Sennett Plot Formula No. A3 3, misses being that bad by a margin of one slapstick, two pies and a dozen broken heads. The trick automobile, the biting mule and the cheese-binding machinery fail to make up the shortage. DIAMONDS imported direct from Amsterdam and Antwerp Round Diamonds Marquise Emerald Cuts Squares Pear Shapes Baguettes Kites - Moons Triangles J2? Manufacturers of Platinum Jewelry College Fraternity Badges WARREN PIPER & CO. Diamond Importers 31 North State Street CHICAGO Come to LjJ ^J Delicious V7X Luncheons and Afternoon Teas Choicest Cakes, Pies, Candies and Nuts, Daintily Packaged for Home Consumption BON APPETIT 108 East Walton Place CHICAGO DIHHER SERVED 0>ILT OH THURSDAYS Six to Eight TI4C CHICAGOAN 37 TOWN TALK Touchdown THE University of Chicago was panting after a moral victory. It had, heroically, tied Pennsylvania in the last quarter and was earnestly trying to stay tied. Chicago rooters achieved a mild frenzy. One of them, a pro fessor near us, suffered as the mists of purism distilled deep within his being rose up and slowly strangled his pagan instincts. ' 'Touchdown ! Touchdown ! Touch - down!" implored the Pennsylvania boys. "E'yah," countered a barbarian some how in the Chicago stands. "Try and do it!" The referee blew his whistle. Penn- s y 1 v a n i a huddled. Came out. Crouched. A silence on Stagg Field. Clear and high came the professorial barytone: "Yes, Pennsylvania, try to do it." It becomes painful to record that on the ensuing play Mr. Shober of Penn. tossed the pass which gave his team the winning touchdown. Armament AN invading force, hoping to strike i\ at the chief city of the Midland Empire, must needs have thought of Chicago's naval armament. Anticipating spies, we make public the Metails of her defense fleet clustered in her war harbor at the foot of Ran- dolph street. The first line battle ship is the Wil' mette, the old Eastland of ghastly memory, but a superfluous deck or two has been shaved off. A steel plating clapped on, and a new bridge and /T 27 2J A7 zrr 27 A7 A7 2TT THE DOBBS TRAVIS DOBBS HATS The DobbsTR AVIS is piquantly smart for the gay festivities of early Winter. The exquisitd texture is Dobbs Leisure Light Felt that lends itself gracefully to the contours of the head. Your exact headsize in the newer colorings. 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Tudor Oak Paneling— Antiqued Re production— Original in Brmnehley Parsonage Bouse, Surrey, England. 38 TME CHICAGOAN LUNCHEON— DINNER— SUPPER "t_T ERE, in a quiet, restful •*- ¦*¦ environment one may find real relaxation while enjoying a most delicious luncheon. Famed Russian-French style cuisine. fletruatifea Club 165 North Michigan Avenue Telephone Dearborn 4388 Importers A distinguished selection of winter gowns, wraps and coats available for your in spection. A personal service subject to your wishes. 6 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago Fred M. Lund Jeweler Rare Gems and Pearls Unusual Diamonds For Betrothal Rings 31 NORTH STATE STREET SUITE 501 Delivered Library Service 225 North Michigan Avenue Downtown— Rental books delivered and called for by messenger.— 25 cents a week per book— Suburbs and out-of-town, telephone or write. A parcel post serv ice. Going South? Take some books with you. A special service. Franklin 29l4 —That he who reads need not run — superstructure added. To a landsman's eye, she mounts six threcpounders and two machine guns. Also she has a bad dent in the port beam. UNDER the navigation of gentle' men of the Naval Fleet Reserve, whose training craft she is, the "WiV mette is alleged to barge sidewise into the harbor. This, of course, is a Great Lakes calumny. And she is painted a regulation battle ship gray. The Truant, acting scout cruiser for the Chicago port is a light vessel and even more lightly armed. She mounts no guns. The Commodore, mainstay of the harbor defense, is notable in that she is an unsinkable vessel. She rests im' perturbably far up on shore. To keep up the nautical tradition her hold, now a cellar, is regularly pumped out. The Commodore, too, is armed. She mounts a three'pounder inside on the gymnasium floor. And woe be to the tyrant who lifts a cutlass against her. For years she has not varied from her course, which is laid three points south off the Outer Drive. Captain Edward A. Evers, D'F, commanding. Yo'Ho, Avast, Belay, Heave Anchor, Furl them topgallant stud sis! If this be treason, make the most of 'er. Second Deck ONE can, knowing the ways of city traffic, scuttle under Michigan boulevard from north Loop side streets and so cross the Link bridge on its lower level with less delay than is experienced by drivers on the upper deck. Also, when a barge passes and the bridge stands obligingly on end, second deck passengers are afforded a more novel show. Under the street, one is not conscious of the towering asphalt barrier heaved up from the river. Rather, one sees the reverse of the process, and witnesses a bottomless pit sunk directly under the front wheels to a hum of motors. STOP LIGHTS strung on a double wire across the very mouth of the pit set up a rapid winking. A bell does its duty as it finds it, though one could wish a bit more tunefully. In the dusk the stop lights flash an angry red. It is as if a squad of infantry men, stationed in a forlorn hope rifle pit, were firing valiantly to the death. The assaulting tax^cabs — for cab driv ers are wary fellows and privy to the In the matter of theatre, there are just two kinds of people who stand in line: the congenital standers-in- line — unfortunate — and the few who like to study those standers — eccentric. Aware theatregoers, how ever, avail themselves of — COUTHOUI for tickets A limited number of BOUND VOLUMES of the first twelve issues are available to subscribers. Ten Dollars Each Quigley Publishing Company 565 Fifth Avenue New York SECESSION LTD; invites your inspection of a special assortment of gifts in the modern manner. 1008 NORTH DEARBORN ST. First Floor In the Rear Tel. Whitehall 5733 THE CHICAGOAN 39 bridge short cut — jostle a few minutes baffled by this imaginary and gallant resistance. Soon enough it is over. A rush of yellow shock troops and the strong point is taken. Traffic moves peacefully past the loading platforms of the Tribune on the other side. Those Talkies OUT of the inevitable groping for phrases to designate the various kinds of audible pictures have come two that are now in standard use. Alas, not in general comprehension. They are "talking pictures." and "sound pic' tures." Talking pictures, plainly enough, are pictures in which the photographed characters seem to speak, mechanically recorded utterances being reproduced simultaneously with the pictured rec' ord of their occurrence. Sound pictures, less plainly, are pic- tures for the accompaniment of which a special score has been mechanically recorded and is mechanically reprc duced. This is, in effect, no more than a substitution of mechanical reproduc tion apparatus for orchestra. Sound pictures have their counter' feiters. These are cinema managers who, lacking equipment for reproduc ing the specially prepared scores, have installed amplifiers connected to the standard makes of record reproducing machines (for home use) and who em' ploy these for the reproduction of more or less carefully selected records from the extensive libraries of Brunswick, Victor and the others. It is, of course, impossible to counterfeit a talking pic ture. Col umn Left! CASTING about for pleasant remi' niscences after the presidential campaign (Yes, we voted for the Happy Warrior. We'd do it again.) we re call two high points: One, Riquarius' column in the Post with Riq's personal straw vote on the day of election. A fair, good'tempered, and to us, eloquent appeal for Smith. With most the columnists writing for Al, Riq contributed the most notable word. The other, James O'Donnell Ben' nett's farewell keen from New York conferring a last accolade on the de feated candidate. The story itself was buried on page 9 (no fault of a paper which must be concerned principally with victors) and marks the climax of IflTItMESS to BERMUDA Sailings twice weekly on the new 20,000 ton motorship "Bermuda" and the famous S. S. "Fort Victoria". HOTEL BERMUDIANA (opens Dec. 20) ST. GEORGE HOTEL Centers of social and sport activities WEST INDIES 12-DAY CRUISES— Commencing Dec. 8 to Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica. S. S. "Fort St. George." Round Trip #120 up. 21-23DAY CRUISES— Exclusive itinerary t* 10 Charming Islands. S. S. "Nova Scotia"— S. S. "Dominica." Round Trip #175 and up. mioriEss 34 Whitehall St. 565 Fifth Ave., New York or any Authorised Agent .*&> & '*r 4? '^eST^ff 0^>0^*<' Jkv¥/ £ \<? V\ ^Lc # '" — — .. • ~~j Cross marks the spot Note the location! This is Revell's old store on the Northeast corner of Wabash and Adams. Cross marks the "corner of values" in home furnishings during the last few weeks of Revell's Removal Sale. No time to waste! 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