Juried 1929 Price 15 Cents Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. THIRTY days of brilliant racing (beginning Hay 27, ending June 29) at this beauti ful race course marks very definitely the re-establishment of turf sport in an environment designed for gentlemen and gentlewomen* Seven events daily start at 2:15 Washington Park Jockey Club, Inc. Hoineweodc, 111. STUYVESANT PEABODY C. W. HAY Vice-President General Manager Stake Dates Robert M. SweiUer Handicap Saturday, June 1 Thomas Curran Memorial Saturday, June 8 Illinois Oaks Saturday, June 22 Francis S. Peabody Memorial Saturday, June 29 M. J. WINN President HOME OF THE AMERICAN DERBY TI4ECUICAG0AN "The McAvoy Debutante Section Is Distinguished by Its Smart Cosmopolitan Clothes," Says Mrs. Ambrose C. Cramer. Mrs. Ambrose C. Cramer, the former Miss Mary Meeker, is one of Chicago's smartest young society women . . . She, like other discrim inating young fashionables, desig nates the new Debutante Section at McAvoy's as her preference among Chicago shops. Gowns . . Ensembles . .Sportswear. . Wraps . . Hats. MWVOY FASHION BOARD Mrs. Shreve C. Badger Mrs. William M. Blair Miss Betty Borden Mrs. Ambrose C. Cramer Mrs. John V. Far well III Miss Barbara King Mrs. Albert Madlener, Jr. Mrs. Alister H. McCormick Mrs. William H. Mitchell Mrs. John R.Winterbotham, Jr. Miss Muriel Winston fMkAWDY 615 NORTH MICHIGAN AVtNUE- TI4E CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy BOOM BOOM— Four Cohans, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. A big and .buxom evening highly seasoned with good songs, handsome gals and just barrels of fun. The song hit which furnishes the title is resoundingly on stage. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. A COHHECTICUr rAHKEE— Garrick, 64 West Randolph. Central 8240. An evening full of pranks with King Ar' thur's knighthood and a lively frolic with feudalism. By all means. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Drama OHE HUHDRED TEARS OLD— Harris, 170 North Dearborn. Central 824o! Otis Skinner delivers a splendid per' formance in this easy going play from the Spanish. A leisurely, mellow, alto- gether winning evening. By all means. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2-30 DRACULA— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. A drama designed to scare the theatregoer hairless — it does! It therefore represents an undeniable apex for this sort of thing. Well, if you like being hairless. Curtain 8:30. Sat and Wed. 2:30. HARLEM — Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. A staccato and sinful riot of Harlem life and loves. Lively nigger stuff indeed. And well done. Never' theless we think it's liederkranz. Cur' tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. TOUR UNCLE DUDLEY— Illinois, 65 East Jackson. Harrison 6510. Ray mond Hitchcock as the big cheddar in a small town. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. FRANKIE AND /OHNNT— Adelphi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. A stage version of that lively levee ballad. It's like this: Fran\ie drew bac\ her \imono, Pulled out her little .44; Some dramatist heard her a-shootin, How she's goin' in a grand stage door: He was her man — and so on. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE GOLEM — Goodman Memorial. Lake front at Monroe. Central 7085. A Yiddish drama based on the Frankenstein motif. Thrilling, if scary, theatre and extremely well done. Curtain 8:30. Mat. Friday only, 2:30. THE HUT FARM— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. The best comedy currently before the Town. Wab lace Ford is notable. Helen Lowell and Pat O'Brien are amusing and able in supporting parts. By all means. Cur' tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. REVIVALS— Kedzie, 3203 West Madison. Kedsie 1134. Ambassador, 5825 West "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— The American Derby, by Constat tin Alalajalov Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 Dinner With Dancing 4 Editorially By Martin J. J^uigZey 7 Horses and Courses, by Warren Brown 9 Moderne Clothing, by Gaba 12 With Knife and Napkin Through Chicago, by Francis C. Coughlin.... 13 The Galloping Game, by Ernest A. Rovelstad 15 Town Talk 17 Care, by Mary Petty 18 Hinkey Dink Kenna, by Meyer Levin 22 The Stage, by Charles Collins 26 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 28 Music, by Robert Pollak 30 Travel, by Lucia Lewis 32 The CHICAGOENNE, by Marcia Vaughn 36 Books, by Susan Wilbur 38 Ornamental General John A. Logan, the Black Eag'e, contin ually rouses his recumbent admirers for a last charge against unemployment in Grant Park. Division. Village 5171. Weekly revi' vals of last season's big times. Better telephone the box offices for program in formation. All pretty well done. Vaudeville THE PALACE— 159 West Randolph. State 6977. Headliners on the Keith- Albee circuit, and many of them head- liners indeed. Twice daily 2:15 and 8:15. Telephone for weekly programs. STATE LAKE— 190 North Shore. Dear born 6204. Orpheum circuit vaudeville comparable to the Palace program. Call the box office for timely information. FLIGHTS* CLEVELAND— Lv. 4:00 p. m. Ar. 7:45 p. m. Twelve-passenger, tri-motored planes. ST. PAUL— Lv. 3 :00 p. m. Ar. 6:45 p. m. Fourteen'passenger, tri'motored planes. MINNEAPOLIS— Lv. 3:00 p. m. Ar. 7:00 p. m. Fourteen'passenger, tri-motored planes. ST. LOUIS— Lv. 2:00 p. m. Ar. 4:40 p. m. Six'passenger planes. MILWAUKEE— Lv. 6:10 a. m. Ar. 7:00 a. m. Proceeds to Green Bay. Seven- passenger cabin planes. DETROIT— Lv. 3:00 p. m. Ar. 6:30 p. m. eastern time. No planes on Sunday. Twelve-passenger, tri'motored planes. CINCINNATI— Lv. 6:00 a. m. Ar. 10:00 a. m. Two and four-passenger cabin planes. ATLANTA— Lv. 9:00 a. m. Ar. 6:30 p. m. Stops at Terre Haute, Evansville, Nashville, and Chattanooga. Six-passen ger cabin planes. LINCOLN— Lv. 5:45 a. m. Ar. 10:45 a. m. Stops at Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Omaha. Two-passenger cabin planes. * Central standard time. For reservations phone State 7111. All planes leave from the Municipal Airport, 63rd Street and Cic ero Avenue. CINEMA UNITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born. A good talking parlor showing and shouting adequate film. No orches tra. Continuous. McVICKERS— 25 West Madison. Bala- ban and Katz here display their choice celluloid. No band music. ROOSEVELT— 110 North State. Another and smaller "gooa film" house and a de tachment of Hessians for ushers. Con tinuous. CHICAGO — State at Lake. Movies here compete with bandshows, revues, vaude ville, animal acts, mammoth and minor spectacles. Continuous and everlasting. ORIENTAL — Randolph between State and Dearborn. An imposing band, a whole [continued on page 4] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chi cago, 111. , New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: S617 Hollywood Blvd. Pacific Coast Advertising Representatives — Simpson-Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco.) Subscription $3.00 annually; single copies 15c. V<»1. VII. No. 6— June 8, 1929. Entered, as second class matter, March 25, 1927, at the Post-Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 1879. TUE CHICAGOAN Sales of apartments in this, Chicago's finest co-operative structure, have been highly gratifying. But more gratifying still is the knowledge that the latest pur chasers are as representative in every way as the early syndicate members. Those guiding the tenancy of" 1 500" are rightly exacting. The finest corner on Lake Shore Drive, spacious, well planned rooms, perfect appointments, superlative service — only the best de serve the best. And the roster of discrim inating co-owners affirms this. Several unusual, luxurious arrange ments of rooms are yet available. Occupancy this Summer or Fall. One apartment is beautifully furnished for inspection. See it today. 1500 Sbake j£)>u> ROSS & BROWNE Sales and Managing Agents Palmolive Building ? Whitehall 7373 THE CHICAGOAN Gards Corps for ushers, didoes all over the stage, and an occasional notable film. MONROE — Monroe at Dearborn. Be lieve it or not, but here is a motion pic ture house. No orchestra. GRANADA— Sheridan at Devon. The best out north. MARBRO— 4100 West Madison. The leader west. AVALON— 79th at Stony Island. Su preme south. TABLES North LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake- shore Drive. Superior 8500. A deft, exclusive hostelry impeccably poised as the Gold Coast which it serves. John Birgh is headwaiter. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL — 5300 North on the lake. Longbeach 6000. The Marine Dining Room a very proper and enjoyable choice for dance and din' ner. Ted Fiorito's band. Nice people, indeed. THE GREEN MILL— 4806 Broadway. Sunnyside 3400. Largest of northside night clubs, the Green Mill is lavish, tuneful and well attended. "Solly" Wag' ner's music. Dave Bondi's headwaiting CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. A late and lively club to Eddie Jackson's colored musicians. Southern and Chinese cookery, handsome hostesses, talented entertainers all go to make up a large evening. Gene Harris is head- waiter. KELLY'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. One continuous yell on the prairie. Late, noisy, Greekletter, in' formal and cheap. Johnny Mately is headwaiter. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 East On tario. Delaware 0930. A sleepless and sophisticated parlor fortified by a good band, wise people, hostesses and good clean fun. Johnny Itta is headwaiter. TURKISH VILLAGE— 606 North Clark. Delaware 1456. Well, anyway you take it you give the party a resounding break. NINE HUNDRED— 900 Lakeshore Drive. A smooth and formal restaurant, dress clothes for dinner, plus the attendance of extremely nice people. CIRO'S— 18 West Walton. Delaware 2592. A well conducted kitchen and pleasant tables in a snug, recondite estab lishment offer splendid food and pleasant company. Preferably formal. Steffens is in charge. See Mr. Coughlin's analysis on page 13. RED STAR INN— H28 North Clark. Del aware 3942. A quaint and rosy German Gasthaus opulent in Teutonic dishes spreads as notable a table as is laid down hereabouts. Herr Gallauer is proprietor. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 North Clark. Sea foods widely se lected and cunningly prepared are of fered up until 4 a. m. each morning. Popular, a show place, amazingly com- plete. Jim Ireland himself sees to diners. [listings begin on page 2] L'AIGLON— 22 East Ontario. Delaware 1909. French table craft is here touch- ingly wrought to a high state indeed. Private dining rooms if desired. The happy supervision of Teddy Majerus JULIENS— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. A scallop and frogleg institute tremendously served at plain tables by a family of notable chefs. Dinner at 6:30 sharp. A deserving showplace. Mama Julien oversees. CAFE OLD STAMBOUL— 39 East Oak. A Turkish atmosphere place heavy on atmosphere, but nevertheless a place to get some good and novel eating done. Monsieur Mosgofian owns and advises. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. A proper and pleasant dining place of the much better sort long a meal'post for the mid' north side. Downtown BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 South Mich igan. Harrison 3800. Unquestionable in service, standing, appointment and cuis' ine, the Blackstone is a high point in civilization. MargrafPs stringed music. August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 South Michigan. Wabash 4400. A tremendous inn very carefully gauged to the individual guest. Joe Rudolph's band in the main dining room, dancing from 6:30 until 9:30 p. m. Concert music in the Colchester Grill and Oak Room for diners only. Stalder is headwaiter. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Something of the glittering and knowing life of the boule vard and its people is here on display. Smooth, worldly, mature people to Johnny Hamps' nasty band. Ray Barrette is headwaiter in the Balloon Room. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Ran dolph 7500. A gracious and hospitable inn in the tradition of generations of Mons. Louis Steffens, table chief and guide to a most notable cuisine at Ciro's- 18 West Walton place. Details are handsome ly presented on page 13. Chicago hospitality. Exceptionally good music. Extremely adequate food and service. Mutchler is maitre d'hotel. PETRUSHKA CLUB— Long a resolute and sleepless harbor for the people whose names are news, Petrushka has closed its loop offices for the summer. It will re open with the original cast at Sky Har bor, Dundee Road, five miles out of Glencoe, on or about June 15. Member ship cards are a new idea and priced at $10. Write Kinsky or Khmara, Sky Har bor Petrushka Club, 2307 Daily News Plaza. State 1960. BLACKHAWK CAFE— 139 North Wa bash. Dearborn 6260. A dancing night place of young and lively patronage, not elegant, but agile, Coon-Sanders pulsing band, gay, inexpensive, very informal. Dan Tully is headwaiter. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. By and large the best night club entertainment downtown. Diversi fied patrons. Until 1 a. m. Braun is headwaiter. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Wabash 0770. English and imposing victuals are stately before customers until 9 p. m. Charles Dawell is manager. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 West Madi son. Franklin 2363. American cookery is here set down in the openhanded man ner of the '90's. Admirable cuisine, music, soothing service and genuine com fort. Sandrock is maitre d'hotel. South SHORELAHD HOTEL— 5454 Southshore Drive. Plaza 1000. An important tav ern central to the south. Excellent cuis' ine. Notable orchestra accompaniment under the baton of Joska d'Barbary. CAFE LOUISIANE— 1341 South Michi gan. A splendid restaurant which sur passes superlatives applied to the treat ment of Creole food. Dancing, too. And late enough for after-theatre. Mons. Max is headwaiter. Whisper for him. GRANADA CAFE— 6800 Cottage Grove. Hyde Park 0646. A young, lively, late, well mannered night club offering the best band in Town (Guy Lombardo's). Grand. Billy Leather is headwaiter. Yell for him. RAPHAEL'S— 7913 Stony Island. Regent 1000. A large and lavish dinner and dancing palace far to the South and pleasingly uncrowded. Good food, good music, good people. By all means try it. Mr. Mallick is headwaiter. THE RAVENNA— Division at Wells. A mildly arty parlor given over to authentic Bohemians and Hungarian food plus a novelty in orchestras. Perhaps the place you've been looking for. See Mr. Cough- lin on page 13 of this issue. WON KOW'S— Wentworth at 22nd. A Chinese place laudable in its efforts to provide adequate Chinese cookery and no foolishness. It is near GUEY SAM'S, the same fragrant neighborhood. Neither should be overlooked by the convert to novel dining. See also page 13. TUE CHICAGOAN U 7 SURE was a mess that day at Waterloo. Stom- J_ ach on the blink. My wife in a peeve. And all my in-laws on my neck. The trouble with me was that I took this Emperor business too seriously. Now, 'Little About Everything' would have bucked me up tremendously. Taken away that full feeling after maneuvers and maybe given me a chance to kid this Iron Duke off the lot. 'Little About Everything' con ducted by A. G. S. every day in The Journal, is my idea of pretty witty reading." Shade of Napoleon Bonaparte CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL THE CHICAGOAN "\ am always so glad to get back to Chicago . . . and to The Salon . . . for I adore your smart Footwear. I know of none smarter anywhere! The Salon and its Shoes are famous the country over. The new Spring collections of unusually lovely styles and the new colors introduced and sponsored by you have particularly pleased me. And the 'Marilyn'. . . trim and graceful . . . and named in my honor, I consider smartest of all ... and such a charming compliment. Sincerely, WO LOCK & B AU E R NUE AT MADISON STREET CI4ICAG0AN THE amenities of radio broadcast ing are being subjected to a rather severe test in the case of the WGN (The Tribune) collaboration with the police department and the KYW (The Herald- Examiner) effort to intermingle among the ether waves, bearing the sad stories of crime activities, a few good words for the Town. The possibilities of the situation are indicated in a recent instance in which a radio listener, annoyed, if not disgusted, with having an otherwise acceptable musical program punc- tuated with reports of such disturbing activities as robbery and assassination, spun the dial of the receiver, with some feeling, from WGN to KYW just as the former station was reporting that the body of a man, evidently killed by gunfire, had been found on a Southside street. Tuning in on the latter station was accomplished just as the cheery voiced announcer, after having sketched some item of civic worth, was concluding with the set line, "A great town — Chicago." ? THE dubious privilege of entertaining one of Chicago's most prominent citizens, Mr. Alphonse Capone, has been jealously seized upon by the city of Philadel phia. But Chicago must not be suspected of a lack of hospitality in this connection. There has been much senti ment locally in favor of receiving Mr. Capone into one of the official places of residence provided for in the law, but this sentiment has not been shared by the police department. At each departure from the city the constabulary wished Mr. Capone God-speed to any point of his selection, but preferably to some point from which his return would not be early, if ever. A year in Philadelphia will not be regarded by the police as a full answer to their prayer, but even so it will be deemed a blessing worthy of their gratitude. Philadelphia's gain is a loss which Chicago will bear up under bravely. ? THE hip-flask method of procedure which seemed, hap pily, to have passed out with the ending of the first timorous days of Volsteadism is returning. It is not returning in answer to popular demand, but rather as an extremity imposed by the actual dawn of prohibition in the club-life of the Town. We do not know just what line of argument the En forcement authorities have brought to bear upon club offi cials, but if it was their objective — and unfortunately it seems to have been — to interfere with the established pro cedure of recent years, they have done it, completely and effectually. As far as the clubs are concerned, the nobility Editorially of the Experiment may or may not be / subject to question, but the actuality of the Experiment at this moment is not. Not even a drinking glass is obtainable in any of the leading clubs if any suspicion should creep into the mind of a servitor, or the house committee, that the crystal is destined sooner or later to become a receptacle for alco holic liquor. Even a whispered request for a small piece of ice is certain to lead to the impaneling of a jury to inquire into what degree of madness has overtaken the offending member. Nothing in any way associated with liquor or the use of it — with the possible exception of a thirst — is any longer permitted in the clubs. Just how a member who secretes himself and his burden behind a door or in the darkened end of a corridor is to be dealt with is a further step in Enforcement which has not as yet been provided for. ? WE claim no comprehensive survey as the basis of our conclusion, still we are willing to risk the assertion that the worst example of City Hall's neglect of street pavements is Addison Avenue. This fairly important thoroughfare is now only a fit arena for an obstacle race. Motorists traversing this street present an amazing spectacle as they weave tortuously in and out among forbidding pits and crevices. Addison Avenue, in its present condition of limited passability, is a whole treatise in itself on the subject of political care of the physical assets of the city. ? THE supreme Prohibition overlord in this district is and has been for some time a member of one of the leading golf clubs. On a recent Sunday he appeared at his club with three guests whom he cheerily introduced to his clubfellows. The visitors were warmly welcomed and the usual arrangements evidencing a decent hospitality were made. They were taken out for play of the course, ministered to at luncheon and in the convivial session which followed the afternoon game were afforded the best the club, and the lockers thereof, could offer. Subsequent events, however, have proved disturbing. The visitors introduced as guests by the Prohibition over lord in his own club were, we sadly report, undercover agents. The directors of the club now have the unhappy privi lege of considering whether to throw out the Prohibition official and be prosecuted or let him remain as a member — and probably be prosecuted anyhow. — MARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 8 TWECUICAGOAN It s smarter to siioo at SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE FASHIONS N orth JVlicliigan Avenue at LJhestnut Otreet THE CHICAGOAN Horses and Courses From American to Kentucky Derby By WARREN BROWN IN the year 1884 — which is reaching far enough back into the past per formances — a horse named Modesty, and a jockey named Isaac Murphy, won the American Derby, at Wash ington Park. There is no longer either Modesty or Murphy about the business of horse racing, in or about Chicago. There is, however, an American Derby, whose $50,000 added money, and a trophy cup to the winner, makes the $10,700 that Modesty and Murphy annexed, away back in '84, shape up like a dull day at the two dollar mutuel window. Bigger, not a doubt about it. Bet ter? Well, maybe. A decade and more before the Span ish-American war, Isaac Murphy, whose names, given and family, are both misleading, racially, seems to have outranked horses and courses. Four out of five of American Derby win ners in those late '80's when the classic was inaugurated may not have had either halitosis or pyorrhea, but they had Isaac Murphy aboard. WHEN one considers that THE Derby of the present, which is run at Churchill Downs, all ballyhoo for the revamped, revivified and re financed American Derby to the con trary, finds jockeys Earl Sande, "Pony" McAtee and Alfred Johnson practical ly canonized for having ridden two winners each, the exploits of Isaac Murphy assume a new significance. And while we are on the subject, it might as well be mentioned that in the same year, 1884, when he was booting Modesty home for all of those $10,700, Isaac Murphy also found time to ride Buchanan into victory in the then un pretentious Kentucky Derby. Nor is it apart from the subject to point out that in 1890, and again in 1891, Isaac Murphy also rode Ken tucky Derby winners. Not without reason was this jockey, the "Black Archer," accorded the dis tinction of being America's greatest jockey. That title undoubtedly takes in a lot of territory, and a lot of years, but so did Isaac Murphy, whose mas tery of pace has been equaled by no other rider, before him, and certainly not after him. You will have to delve deep into race-track lore to find much about Isaac Murphy beyond the record of his achievements. On almost any string of billboards, at this time of year, you may find, in unnatural colors, the cigarette prefer ence of Johnny Maiben, of the Pools, the Johnsons, perhaps the Sandes, the Garners, and the Fators. You may even run across signed stories by one or many of these riders, for jockeys nowadays are as much newspaper "experts" as Babe Ruth, Jack Demp- sey, Bill Tilden, and Bobby Jones. Just as much, and you cannot get any longer price than 6 to 5 on that, either. But of Isaac Murphy, rider of the first American Derby winner, and of three out of the four that followed? AVERY comprehensive survey of a x. well established "morgue" in an equally well established newspaper brought to light just one age-worn clipping about the "Black Archer," and that consisted of his picture, a circum stance that was about as informative as newspaper pictures of the day when it was taken generally were. It is quite a jump from Modesty and Murphy to the American Derby of 1929. More than a jump, in fact, for I have in mind some reports of a bounc ing check that was not the least of the news features of the revival of the American Derby, which took place in 1926. In the years that have elapsed, the American Derby has been hauled right down over the ears of thoroughbred racing in this community. From its grandeur of the '90's, when this was the event that kept Chicago's racegoers on the home ground, the American Derby slumped away, to pass out of existence entirely in 1904. Andrew Volstead may be able to make something out of the fact that after a horse named Highball won the Derby in 1904 there weren't any more — Derbies, not highballs — until 1926. At the moment I haven't the heart to suggest the coin cidence that Highball was ridden by a jockey whose name was Fuller. If there were hunch players abroad in those days of the tallyho, the bicycle, the bustle, and the beer, then Highball, with Fuller up, must have been an odds on favorite. While Washington Park, of the '90's, represented the youth, the beauty, and the chivalry of Chicago racing, the new Washington Park of 1929 is not without its competitions. IN the business of Derbying, Churchill Downs has long since taken the play away from Chicago. And though there are rumors, now and then, that the Kentucky Derby, which '•^ flourished and grew, as the American 10 TUQCWICAGOAN Derby withered and died, will at some future time be surpassed by the com parative newcomer, all that is as prob lematical as the selection of the one- two-three horses in the $50,000 added event which makes June 15 the most notable day of the Chicago District's entire season of racing. The most satisfying note, in the as pirations of the new American Derby for pre-eminence in racing for three year olds, is that Col. Matt J. Winn and his associates have surrounded Washington Park and removed it for ever from the hit-and-run methods that cursed it in 1926 and 1927, and forced it right out of Washington Park for 1928. Col. Winn, more than any other man, has been responsible for the steady movement of the Kentucky Derby towards a spot where it stands alone among America's racing classics. If it be possible, at all, for the Ameri can Derby to advance from its rating of the last three years, as just another horse race, then Col. Winn is the man to accomplish all this. Until Col. Winn and his ways were adopted by, or adopted, Washington Park, the course threatened to pass right out of the Chicago picture. Lincoln Fields, Col. Winn's first plant out at Crete, was a model of artistic race-course building. More of a country club, in its arrangements, than a race course, always providing the harassed bettor with "a place to light," Lincoln Fields was the "class" course of the District. HAWTHORNE, the only surface lined course in the quintet that make up the circuit, was treated to a shave, a facial, and some permanent waving. Handy to get to, and not so darn far to walk back from, Haw thorne had the edge on competitors, without any abundance of country club fixings. Along came Arlington Park, build ing greatly and grandly, stressing the social scale, and blowing up with a noise that wasn't exactly a good bang! Hasty revision of ambitions. Hastier revision of expenditures. Meetings. More meetings. Refinancing. New boards of directors. New policies. And out of it all emerged a great race course, whose possibilities, financially and artistically, are unlimited. Aurora, the back yard of the Chi cago racing, dubs along, year by year. It acquired enough importance, a few weeks ago, to have a strike of the horsemen. The strike, and its settle ment, with the ensuing "grand open ing" was promptly forgotten. The horses were arriving at Churchill Downs. Blue Larkspur, Clyde Van Dusen, Karl Eitel, Naishapur, Ervast, and all the rest, were being groomed for the Kentucky Derby. Under the circumstances it would have required the services of a whole track full of Isaac Murphy's to ride Aurora out of the tangle of interference that any and all tracks must encounter when the Kentucky Derby is ten days, or a week, or less, away. Now the Kentucky Derby is written into the records. The strike at Aurora is all washed up. Washington Park, backed by a million dollars worth of improvements, is booming towards the American Derby. May I, for the moment, borrow some of the phrases of the publicist? "Greatest of all at the plant is the clubhouse, a reproduction of George Washington's Mt. Vernon home. "The replica is true to the exterior, clapboard covering, colonial columns, doors, windows, all, but within is mod ern elegance in dining, rest, reception rooms and parlors. In the general dazzle of splendor is the mutuel dc partment provided for women. Win dows are grilled, marble trimmed, noth ing is amiss in counting house equip ment." Truly Washington Park, the new, is a fitting place for the American Derby, revival of the old. But I still think there should be a statue of Isaac Murphy, somewhere about the place. Paths of Glory Testimonial IF faith and good works are the surefire passports to Heaven they were once thought to be, then surely Chicago women will meet en masse in Glory. It is simply that faith and good works are manifest in those public prints where social eminents are busily attesting faith in this or that commercial product, and where with good works are included the literary variations of praise. Both methods of breaking into print, the testimonial and the original literary creation, have so many adherents among the local elite that the pursuit has taken on the mag nitude of a game. It is our idea to act as score-keeper. On the side of those who selected TUt CHICAGOAN n the testimonial for their medium is Mrs. Howard Linn. A beautiful por trait of this very able and popular woman now adorns the current adver tisements for Hupmobile. A picture of Angela Downey was used as proof positive of the excellencies of Melba face creams. Elinor Patterson, on the other hand, avowed that her lily white skin owed its perfection to the regular employment of Mr. Pond's cold creams. Florence Noyes, the Titian beauty, also came out openly for the Pond products. Miss Patterson further agreed to act on the fashion committee for Realsilk hosiery. Mrs. Bertha Baur was voci ferous in praise (in the advertisements) of the Meadows Select-A-Speed wash ing machine. Mrs. John Borden posed for a photograph showing her in the act of pouring a cup of Maxwell House coffee. This brand, she there declared, was the one always served to the Bor den family and guests. Mrs. Robert R. McCormick joined with Mrs. Joseph Leiter and Mrs. John Alden Carpenter in praising Simmons beds and mattresses. Mrs. Kellogg Fair- bank, too, said she had them in her town house. Baroness d'Almeida, formerly Barbara Tapper of Chicago, made no bones about publicly acclaim ing the many sterling qualities of Com munity Plate silver. Neither did Mrs. Billy Rend. Thanks to the adroit ef forts of Miss Ann Ashenhurst, a whole covey of our lionesses gave commercial testimony regarding the many comforts and superior equipment of Checker taxicabs. Among them Miss Bertha Palmer, that very celebrated debutante, who in so praising gave her solitary commercial testimonial. Gossip after wards reported that the young lady's mother, Mrs. Potter Palmer, was ap preciably agitated when she learned of such a rash act. It seems that Bertha had not solicited maternal advice be fore posing for a picture at the door of a Checker cab. Katherine Drake was another prominent miss who came out for Checkers. In her family, subse quent agitation was nothing short of cataclysmic. The Drake family, it seems, owns considerable stock in a rival taxicab company. The Baroness Wenner gave them her testimonial cheerfully. Betty and Jane Scriven, too, said very nice things about the Checker taxi service. ON the advertisements for Windor appears a picture of the High land Park home of Mrs. E. Wilson. On the fashion board of McAvoy's exclusive shop are women as prominent as any in the city: Mrs. Shreve C. Badger, Mrs. William M. Blair, Mrs. Ambrose C. Cramer, Mrs. John V. Farwell III, Miss Barbara King, Mrs. Albert Madlener, Jr., Mrs. Allister H. McCormick, Mrs. William H. Mitch ell, Mrs. John R. Winterbotham, Jr., and Miss Muriel Winston. The se curing of several of these is considered a real coup on the part of whosoever accomplished it. Testimonials from famous folk are now in use also on the billboards of the Herald- Examiner. Among the tes tifiers are Ruth Hanna McCormick, Helen M. Bennett, and Mrs. John B. Drake (for the Dowager's column). John T. McCutcheon's face is to be seen on some advertisements for Rand- McNally maps, and Gladys Hunting ton Bevans has had something to say in the advertisements for Cream of Wheat. As for the faction that chooses to break into print via original literary creation, its followers are almost too numerous to mention. Mrs. Walter Brewster, president of the Lake Forest Garden club, has lately brought forth a torrent of articles on gardens and gardening. Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank has been a novelist of repute these many years. Her sister, Mrs. Cecil Barnes, is known to a wide circle of readers as Margaret Ayer Barnes, Mrs. Fairbank's niece, Miss Elizabeth Chase, lately wrote a story for one of our dailies which appeared under her name. Now on the way home from a season of hunting big game, Miss Chase is also on the way home to relate her adven tures in print. The poetry of Dorothy Aldis is known from coast to coast. Ellen Bor den, daughter of Mrs. Waller Borden, has had a reputable sheaf of poetry printed. Mrs. John Borden's pen pro duced "The Cruise of the Northern Light." The writings of Mary Hast ings Bradley have been avidly read for years. And these are few among many. So the game continues. Sometimes, as in the case of Mrs. Borden, the media overlap. In every case, the game seems to be exciting, competitive, worth the candle. — ROMOLA VOYNOW. 12 THE CHICAGOAN In Moderne Clothes By G A B A Chicago has yet to bring her pub lic relations down to date. She is unmindful that clothes make the manner; that mythology makes, usu ally, a mess. AESTHETIC Consider the Great Lakes cuties on the sunporch of the Institute. Give the little girls a break with Oak Street! A nice new set of bathing rompers would do 'em dandy for the summer. ETIQUETTE And why policemen in the dress and man ner of Gen. Sherman's boys touring Georgia? Dress them suavely (left) and they become suave. Coppers are men about town; let them look it. HUMANITARIAN The disuse of the horse(right) is due to his demoded costume. Indulge his stifled in stincts for costume jewelry and you have a new and fashionable Dobbin from Astor street south. THE CHICAGOAN 13 With Knife and Napkin Through Chicago Gold Coast, Bohemia, Chinatown C PRING evenings cool enough to fos- *J ter elaborate dining and yet suffi ciently warm for a stroll on the upper Boulevard, along the blue lake, and through the authentic Gold Coast are evenings fitted admirably for consulta tion over the blue and gold menu of Ciro's, 18 West Walton Place. For Ciro's is self-possessed, a bit aloof, small as restaurants are measured in table area and altogether at ease with that gracious and competent dignity of service and cuisine which marks the exceptional eating parlor. It is a res taurant definitely part of the Gold Coast, which is to say it is patronized by knowing and highly solvent people; it is fashionable and inclined toward formal dress; its menu is comprehen sive, eclectic, excellent. A diner at Ciro's is briskly made welcome. One enters the left doorway at 18 West Walton (the right door By. FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN scends past the check room to an Eng lish basement and is soothingly brought to table, an office administered by the practiced hand of Louis StefTens, head- waiter. Go carefully over the menu; it is a list of delicates diverse in origin. Let the eye and the mind's palate savor each offering. Here are relishes and hors d'oeuvres offering a kind of con tinental tour : Caviar MarakofF, French Sardines, Anchovies, Canape Figaro, Canape Panaches, Stuffed Celery, Wine Herring, Lobster, Shrimp, and Crabmeat Cocktails. Come to the soups: consommes, broths, creams, purees and, of course, Green Turtle and Onion offerings. Ponder over the chafing dish special ties, they are splendid at Ciro's: Lob ster, shrimp, crabmeat, Chicken Tetraz- zini and Chicken Creole, Shrimps with mushrooms-Mariniere, Lobster Thermi- dor. OR, if the palate is impatient to have done with fripperies, con sider the entrees; their very names are bugle calls for a whole army of subtle gormandizers. A filet mignon with mushrooms — Chasseur, melting and lan guorous to eye and palate alike, the meat soft to the knife and cloying to the tongue, the mushrooms a kind of em bodiment of fantastic earthiness, a hint to the dreaming palate of vague cav erns despoiled of their jewels by man. Or try Spaghetti Caruso, stirring with cheese and sauces. Or breast of chicken prepared after the elaborate ritual de scribed "sous cloche, Marie Christine." Or Sweetbreads Trianon, golden and "Who do you wish to see f "Well, who have you?" 14 TUECUICAGOAN gray. Or Scotch woodcock. Or Ciro's ample minute steak. From the grill, a leisurely diner may adventure a broiled lobster, chops of veal, pig and mutton, a hearty sirloin, an elaborate chateau briand. Pass quickly over vegetables and po tatoes; they are of all varieties, and your true menu professor finds time a dreary wait between the selection and serving of a notable meal. Order — we speak ex cathedra — lettuce with Roque fort cheese dressing. It is breath taking here. Finish with a simple dessert and no flood of coffee. GO straight from hors d'oevres to fingerbowl. Ignore that trifler at small talk who would delay brave eat ing to palter with epigrams. After din ner, and then alone, is the mind suffi ciently grave to riddle for truth. Before, it is fevered and frantic; it stings like an adder; it prowls among the verities like a hungry and lawless man. All the disturbing philosophies of the world might have been quieted at their begin nings by a substantial meal. Thus finally, take your ease at Ciro's. Notice the amber glow from the Span ish dining rooms to either side of the entrance, a glow alive against ham mered ironware. Talk idly as well nourished thoughts suggest themselves. Notice the gold fish in their lighted bowls which serve as lampshades. How idly they move, how blandly, each in his little luminous universe! Again, notice the glow from the off-set dining rooms. This is a tavern of the Gold Coast. Ciro's closes at 9 p. m. It seats approximately 85 people. It is a good idea for afternoon tea. THE Ravenna is of the Gold Coast only by reason of its latitude and longitude. Spiritually, it is of and for the Bohemian diner out. Its kitchen owes allegiance to Hungary. What the drawings on its walls acknowledge Heaven only knows. And its im promptu orchestra is downright anar chy. Nevertheless, the Ravenna is a snug harbor for the diner who can take his Bohemianism or let it alone. It offers thick Hungarian soups, laudably dense with honest vegetables. It offers gou lashes, nutritious, hearty, spiced and extremely palatable, so palatable, in deed, that current imitations of the goulash as practiced by Greek chefs about Town might well be the cause of an International Situation in the properly vexed Balkans — granting those truculent states would abide Greek gou lash even long enough to declare official war. Besides, the Ravenna dishes up a very passable collection of schnitzels, Wiener, Jaeger and what not. Besides that, the menu affords a fair salad; Hungarian dessert, which is all right if you like Hungarian desserts, and an authoritative coffee, black and lovingly brewed. Its customers are a mixed lot from the near north side, but they are more than usually merry, talkative, aspiring and colorful. If you pay more than a dollar you're getting gypped. If you don't attend some odd evening, then very likely you will have missed the precise odd dinner nook you've been looking for all along. The Ravenna, Division and Wells. It's a mild adven ture and well worth a try. / 4 /"^ HINA produced a profusion of \-S beautiful art, some delightful poetry, astonishing cookery. ..." I take my text from Mr. H. G. Wells' Outline of History, the thirtieth chap ter, the eighth verse. Dearly Beloved Brethren: In a dis cussion of today's text we will omit consideration of the beautiful art dis played at Won Kow's (Wentworth Avenue off 22nd). We will dismiss it by pointing out that Won Kow's art is undeniably awful. Secondly, we will omit all reference to delightful poetry. If Mr. Won Kow dispenses poetry, then this commentator missed it en tirely. Thirdly, and we here enter upon the heart and soul of our discourse, we shall speak of astonishing cookery. En tering Won Kow's restaurant, one comes up a bleak stair from the mean streets of Chinatown. One comes to a bare, roomy eating floor with tables unevenly distributed, booths along the walls. One gets a knife, a fork, a glass of water, a clean napkin. A waiter is silent as he offers the menu. Thus unostentatiously, the resolute diner is brought to one of the best Chinese tables in Chicago. HERE is rich and succulent chop suey, a score of varieties all fresh to the occidental taste. None of your miserable downtown chop, which is a kind of disgraceful cross between vege table soup and Irish stew. Instead here is a self-respecting dish with its elements separately prepared and skill fully blended. A meal should be begun by soup, bird's nest soup, if the diner possesses an unsqueamish palate. Or chicken soup, clear and salty with crisp vegetables at the bottom of the bowl. Then, chop suey. Perhaps in its varia tions of chicken, beef, veal, or lamb. The preferred Chinese meat is, of course, duck chop suey. Chop suey chow mein is simply a combination of chop suey with chow mein, fried noo dles. War mein is, or are, boiled noo dles. A chief delight of the Chinese cuisine is that it permits the current consumption of varied dishes so that a number may be tried. Fried Rice is a splendid dish — it blends well with chop. And this is sufficient for the adventurer in Chinese places, if we mention egg foo yong, which is whipped egg with sprouts, near kin to the omelette tribe. All this, of course, is elementary stuff. Any diner with the yellow brother knows it and more. Merely we mention Won Kow's and his near and more elaborate neighbor Guey Sam as sterling kitchens in the Chinese man ner. Let the diner experiment further for himself. Twenty-second and Went worth. Open late. Athlete EVEN if the world does learn that Charles Cushman played at guard on one of A. A. Stagg's character- building teams, the young man need feel no qualms. He can always be come a strong man in a circus. At least he can, if the words of Charles Cutter, senior at the University, be true. According to Cutter, he and Cush man were motoring of a Saturday in a large Cadillac phaeton, when a rear tire blew, on the Outer Drive at Thirty-Ninth Street. The jack refused its mission. Cushman advanced a solution: "Here, I'll lift the car up, while you can set the jack under the axle," he said. Cutter looked at him, wondered, studied his bulk. "Come on, we'll work it," Cushman urged. He lifted the car, held it for a min ute; Cutter slid the lame jack under the axle. They were soon off. Cutter promises to furnish all skeptics with a demonstration after a reasonably nourishing dinner, at the skeptic's expense. —J- F- TI4E CHICAGOAN 15 The Galloping Game An Estimate of Chicago Polo to Come By ERNEST A. ROVELSTAD IF Mohammed was not a Knight of the Mallet, at least we are assured that he had considerable to do with the legerdemain practiced upon a freedom-loving mountain of his time. In the same fashion, so to speak, when developments showed that formal international play would not be in the scheme of things for this summer, American polo became a game strictly for Americans, with a consequent impetus both to its im portance and interest. And to Chi cago will come the Intercircuit Cham pionship and the Twelve-Goal Tour nament, national events supreme with the Open and the Junior champion ships in 1929. If not genuinely a case of moving the mountain to Mohammed, the west ern hegira is, rather, cutting through the Alleghenies to bring Chicago the recognition that the Town deserves as one of the world centers of the gal loping game. The August matches will mark the first time that these two major tournaments have traveled this far west. The Intercircuit brings together the winning teams of nine districts into which the United States has been sec- tionalized by the United States Polo Association, and it is polo of the high est order that Chicagoans will witness when the fours ride out. Point Judith, a stronghold of the game in New England, sped through to a whirlwind 1 3 to 8 victory over Fort Riley in the finals last year at Cleveland, and never before had the National cham pionships been conducted west of the Atlantic seaboard. In the Twelve-Goal championship, no less interesting and competitive than the Intercircuit, Fort Riley last season drank deeply and heartily from the cup of revenge when it flailed the goalposts with a 10 to 4 triumph over its Intercircuit nemesis, and captured the trophy for the Rocky Mountain district. TWELVE-GOAL play limits teams to members with a total handicap of that number of goals. The reaction of players to any elevation of their handicaps provides an interesting side light on the game. The higher the handicap the greater the recognition of the polo proficiency of the individ ual, and at the same time the more exacting the requirements upon his playing and that of his team. Hence the expletives with which higher rat ings are greeted upon their announce ment by the Polo Association, yet pro tests seem to be tempered by an aura of complacence. The ten tournaments in Chicago to be crowded into the brief space of time before the middle of September carry more than a local official flavor this season. A visit of Louis E. Stoddard, energetic chairman of the United States Polo Association, has been fol lowed by a tentative selection of dates and fields for competitive play. The Intercircuit will be held August 12 to 19 at Onwentsia, according to latest arrangements, and the Twelve-Goal Championship at Oak Brook, August 19 to 25. A Chicago Committee of Three is working out the complete program: Col. R. R. McCormick, Earle H. Reynolds and Paul Butler. Lieut.-Col. N. M. Margetts, recommended by the Polo Association to act as secretary and manager of the national tourna ments, is cooperating with the com mittee. Chicago deserves something of na tionwide polo recognition. The game is not new to the Town — Onwentsia polo history races back over three decades — but a comparatively recent impetus has added decidedly to the Aim J\. -"•*»'" 'It must be horrible to run someone over . . . I understand you can't eat for a week' 16 T14E CHICAGOAN physical growth, so that this summer finds more than a score of fields in use in the homes of a dozen clubs, while 20 official teams will represent their organizations in competition. At Onwentsia probably four teams will defend the traditions of the club, under the captaincy of William Mitch ell Blair. Oak Brook expects to place on the field the three teams which dis played such prowess last season, with Paul Butler and Col. McCormick lead ing the way. Leona Farms, the John Hertz estate at Cary, likely will have three teams; the North Shore Polo and Hunt Club, two. There will be the DuPage County, Shore Acres and Lake County fours. NOR will the civilian teams have matters their own way. The military, too, is actively engaged in pre paring for a strong season. Fort Sheri dan's officers are establishing their own field, and a practice ground as well, and twelve players are in action. The 124th Field Artillery, so powerful at indoor polo that its trios, piloted by Lieut.-Col. H. H. F. Gossett, brought home the championships in Classes C and D at the winter tournament in New York, is to play at North Shore this summer. And there is the 317th Cavalry Polo and Hunt Club, organ ized a year ago. The season also promises to bring to Chicago polo a number. of new play ers and an appreciable addition to pony strength — and in polo the hu man element is only one factor in play excellence. Among the additions to manpower at Onwentsia are Dick Simmons, whose play while at Yale and in eastern intercollegiate circles was particularly noteworthy, and Bob Gardner, winner of the national ama teur golf crown in 1909 and 1915 and captain of the Walker Cup team in 1924, as well as national doubles cham pion at racquets with Howard Linn. Then there are Lawrence Callahan, Ralph Bard, Charles Renshaw and Robert Jennings among new players. Chicago loves horseflesh. The size of the Town's representation at Louis ville was ample testimony to that de votion. And Chicago is justly proud of its polo ponies. The thoroughbreds of the Butler stables at Oak Brook have always earned enviable prestige. At Onwentsia there will be 90 polo ponies in action this season, several of them being mounts which Barney Bald ing, coach, is bringing from* England PAUL BUTLER is the enthusiastic sponsor of the progress which is carrying Oak Brook to fruition of a program for seven playing fields as part of a polo plant that challenges the best in the world, not excepting his toric Hurlingham in England and America's own Meadow Brook. A new clubhouse and stables de luxe lend a hand in the attainment of perfect ap pointments, while the beauty of the play spot is enhanced by the placid groves and the streamlet which threads its route among the fields, undisturbed either by the loud "Leave It" of the mallet and willow arena or the "Fore" of the golf course which adjoins. Teams representing Oak Brook like ly will include: Four Horsemen, or Blues — H. L. Turner, Harold Strotz, Paul Butler and H. P. Baldwin; Can- tigny, or Yellows — Col. McCormick, M. M. Corpening and J. Minnick; Wanderers — Carl C. Crawford, Lieut.- Col. Margetts and Edward Hillman, Jr. Various lineups are being tried. Onwentsia has retained the strong interest in polo that is befitting the club, in view of the featured role it enacted in the introduction and ad vancement of the sport in the Middle- west. Besides the main field, there is a practice ground as well as the play ing and practice fields of John Borden, open to Onwentsia members. At Onwentsia the four teams will find these players among the motivating forces: William Mitchell Blair, Bar ney Balding, Earle Reynolds, Kenneth Fitzpatrick, Prentiss Porter, Col. George Langhorne, Eugene Byfield, B. H. Rader and Frank Bering. Frank Hayes initiated the early practice at Leona Farms in the ab sence of John Hertz in England. Part ing either Hertz, senior or junior, from his polo, of course, would be futile, and the same holds true for Robert Bullock and Arthur Naylor. Herbert J. Lorber is captaining the North Shore players again this year. On the teams will be seen George F. Nixon, John C. Bowers, William Cal houn, D. E. Grady, James A. Hannah, Dr. O. P. Kopp, Robert W. Mcllvain and R. H. Schultz, and in addition Marvin H. Harrison and P. H. Gren- nan of the Detroit Polo Club and Cecil Smith of the Austin Club at Detroit. These hold membership as well at North Shore. There is a possibility that Walter C. Barger again will play. Frank Bering also will be active at the North Shore club, where the playing field has been remodeled and tiled, with a new sprinkler system and pony sheds on the ground. Another innovation is a new building alongside the playing field, with awninged stands on top. The 317th Cavalry Polo and Hunt Club came into the field with the formal opening of clubhouse and stables in June last year, with Jevne Haugan president, and the following officers and leaders: Lieutenants Harry Bo' dine, Harry Cooper, Carl Lauer and Richard Hopp, Col. G. T. Langhorne, Col. T. A. Siqueland, Eastman Dry den, George B. Dryden and Paul Phelps. With wealth of players and facili' ties, then, Chicago hopes to add to the honor of acting as host to the two na' tional championships the satisfaction of turning back invaders on a field where social amenities take flight when the referee rolls in the ball. Notification of the tournaments has been sent to polo clubs in Honolulu, Mexico City and Toronto. There is particular interest also in the awaited arrival of the Midwick team, which will represent the Pacific Coast as a result of defeating Santa Barbara. In January of this year Paul Butler led a team of Chicagoans to the Coast where they were highly successful in matches against Santa Barbara and the San Mateo — Burlingame four. The latter team also played in Chicago last summer. FOR your Chicago polo this sum.' mer, then, in addition to the In' tercircuit and Twelve-Goal Champion' ships, the following events promise an abundance of exciting play, and invite both your attention and your date book : Chicago Eight-Goal Championship, at Leona Farms, May 27 to June 1; Chicago Ten-Goal, Onwentsia, June 3 to 9; Chicago Twelve- Goal Champion' ship, Oak Brook, June 17 to 23; Chi' cago Twelve-Goal Handicap, Oak Brook, June 24 to 30; Chicago Six* Goal, North Shore, July 1 to 7; In- tracircuit, Onwentsia, July 29 to Aug. 4; Intercircuit, Onwentsia, Aug. 12 to 19; National Twelve-Goal, Oak Brook, August 19 to 25; Chicago Open, Oak Brook, September 1 to 8; Central Open, Oak Brook, September 9 to 13. ; A recalcitrant weatherman has re' pented and this summer's play is conv ing into its own in Chicago, just as Chicago has come into its own in na- tional polo. TI4E CMICAGOAN TOWN TALK Advertising I NCREASINGLY the business of ad- 1 vertising cadges our gaping admira tion. We are latest taken by a story of the cigarette war, loud in double page spreads. It seems that a matron, prominent in the Town, came upon the idea that cigarette smoking preserved the stream line contour. Resolutely she bought a package of Old Golds, thus reaching, so to speak, for an Old Gold instead of a Lucky. Her venture upon her first cigarette induced a violent cough and a head ache. She took to the chez lounge for half an hour. Disillusioned, she pre sented the Old Golds to her husband. That worthy man smokes Camels. Reporter JULIET RAPHAEL'S compositions are musical interpretations of poe try, such as her setting for William Blake's "Little Black Boy" given at the Playhouse as an introduction to the Pulitzer prize play, "In Abraham's Bosom." While she is busily engaged in composing and interpreting her mu sic she is particularly eager to reach children with her musical message. For that reason she has appeared at a num ber of schools and is always willing to be interviewed by student reporters. One of these, from the Hyde Park High School Weekly, took copious notes about the Raphael aspiration to help children to hear the music of great poetry and to interpret it for them selves. At the Raphael recital at the school the reporter listened with rapt attention to the music and the chanting of words from Shelley, Yeats, Emily Dickinson. The resultant article gave special mention to Tennyson's "Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead," thinly disguised as "Only a Grotto Warrior Dead," also a poem by Chris tina Rosetti said to be entitled "When I Was Dead, My Dearest," and the "Matin Song" of Thomas Heywood un der the pseudonym of "Mating Song." The name of the artist was given as Rafael, because, it was later explained, the original spelling with the ph was too long to fit in the headline. Author HO'S this that has clambered up on Carl Sandburg's pedestal and is boldly reaching for his wreath of laurel as an interpreter of Abraham Lincoln? A bright-eyed, red-cheeked boy, he seems — a figure of intrepid and impertinent youth challenging the old master. It is Lloyd Lewis, out of the newspaper trenches and the film-thea ter offices; just one of the gang. But after you have read this new volume of Lincoln lore, vibrant, im aginative, scholarly, which bears the title of "Myths After Lincoln," you will be willing to grant Lloyd Lewis a place among the elect. He has achieved the impossible; he has written about Lincoln from a new point of view. His work is impressive, not only for its rich contribution to the lore of the Emancipator, but also because of its illumination of American character. It is a study of the Lincoln legend as it has passed from phase to phase in the ex citable, often neurotic minds of his fel low citizens. It is history blended with folk-lore, and it celebrates the genesis of a myth-hero. The section which deals with John Wilkes Booth and his grotesque con spiracy fills a definite gap in Lincoln scholarship. Nowhere, except in "Myths After Lincoln," can a reader find the complete story, in background and aftermath, of this historic melo drama. The thin trickle of Chicago's literary life gains in power with the appear ances of Lloyd Lewis in its current. This is his first book, but a second, "Chicago: A History of Its Reputa tion," written in collaboration with Henry Justin Smith, is scheduled for publication in the fall. The young historian is now making a brief inspection of Europe, but he is expected back in a few weeks. Being wise in the ways of his townsmen he will not waste any time looking around for triumphal arches. He will immedi ately go back to work for Balaban and Katz. $22.50 TO revise a glib and tenacious slogan: It's not the original coat, it's the upkeep. A morning coat prop erly supported in the style to which generations of such garments have been accustomed should command a car, at least, a servant or so, a decent assortment of walking sticks and an apartment within cab hailing distance of the Drive. All in all, a morning coat runs into money. And yet a State street window dis plays the complete turnout. Braided coat, pearl gray vest, correct striped trousers handsomely fashioned. Every thing but the conventional gardenia. Seen in the window the garment is a jewel among a platoon of green sack suits, and tan ones, and a single blue garment. It is priced at $22.50. We refer the matter to Gene Markey. Rings THE June bridegroom, whose inter ests are notoriously limited, should at least find temporary diversion in the collection of wedding rings displayed by C. D. Peacock. The collection of fers sixteen different types of wedding bands, duplicates of originals which were used by bridegrooms of civiliza tions ancient, medieval and modern. Ancient Greece contributes two spec imens to the exhibit. One is a wide band of golden wire twisted into a true. 18 THE CHICAGOAN lover's knot. The other is a narrow band whose perimeter has been indented in ten places to form a decagon. On each of the ten sides a Greek character is engraved. A Syrian wedding ring of banded agate dates to the Fifth Cen tury A. D. The stone has been pared as thin as a sheet of modern paper. It is pale green, with many markings — as lovely a ring as any bride could wish. From Sarthe, France, comes a ring to the Peacock collection which also bears a Fifth Century date of the Gallo-Ro- man period. A crude band affair of dark metal on which are inscribed the names of the bride and bridegroom, it is ornamented with a primitive engrav ing of two full-length male figures, in battle dress. A Saxon wedding ring of the Seventh Century is a scrupulously faithful copy of an original found in an ancient sepulchre at Harnham Hill, in England. An English wedding ring of the Seventeenth Century is quaintly inscribed with a "love posie." On a French ring of the Fifteenth Century is found a laconic inscription in Old French. "It is spoken — she holds me," is the translation. More dis mal are the words on a German ring, dated one century later: "What God hath joined together let no man put asunder." Iceland contributes a ring made of bone the size of a bracelet. There is one of iron, which was used by many nationalities in the old days. The iron symbolized durability, and the giving of the iron ring was considered a favor able omen for any marriage. Another ring is fashioned of leather, thought to have been pressed into service only when a gold ring was not easily avail able. India is represented by a massive brazen band, almost two inches wide. This is meant to be worn on the thumb. This type of wedding ring is said to be a relic of ancient times, still in use in modern India. There are copies of two rings used in the ancient Jewish marriage service. On one is a tiny reproduction of the famous Temple of King Solomon. The other supports an ordinary temple dome, with a gabled roof. From an cient Etruria comes the loveliest of all: a gold Etruscan ring on which is mounted a golden dove. There are duplicates, too, of the wed ding rings of Martin Luther and that of Mary, Queen of Scots. The original of the latter was discovered in the ruins of Folkerngay Castle, where the beau tiful Mary was executed. It was the ring with which she was wedded to handsome Henry, Lord Darnley. Mar tin Luther's ring bears the date June 13, 1525, and is as blunt as the bride groom who slipped it onto the finger of Catharina Von Bora. The Peacock collection is unique the world over. Originals of Peacock copies are scattered in museums throughout the world, and these ex pertly fashioned duplicates are inesti mably valuable. They have been in the possession of the store for six years, but were never before exhibited. When on display in the window the exhibit was given for background a reproduc tion of Nellie Grant's wedding, which was the first White House wedding this country had ever seen. The figurines were made and dressed by Minna Schmid. Jeanette Miller gathered the data for the costumes. Artist MR. JULIO DE DIEGO, let this be understood at the outset, is an artist. A Chicago dweller, he is none the less proud of his Spanish an cestry. A sensible and talented man, he does not scorn commercial art; he serves with brush and pen when com merce has need of him. Recently, however, Mr. de Diego was asked to do two typical Spanish heads for a prominent advertising es tablishment. On these heads artist and Spaniard spared no pains. Under his hand, the heads took form to express the ideal Spaniard; they were meticu lous, striking, vigorous, true. The job well done, Mr. de Diego accepted his check with no little satisfaction. But if Mr. de Diego was pleased, the advertising people were jubilant. Promptly the heads were reproduced in "Please be careful, Perry . . . I'm keeping an intimate diary now" THE CHICAGOAN 19 a magazine of stupendous circulation where over 2,500,000 readers might behold the Spanish ideal. Around each Spanish neck — Madre de Dios! — was a well advertised garter. Mr. de Diego leaves for Mexico al most immediately. Another TO correspondent H. J. S. who ob jects that he had heard of the gen tleman from Winnetka and his smug gled glassware before, we can only bow politely and ask pardon. We cannot, unfortunately, ride all trains from Ca nada. At times folk lore is a bit tardy in getting around. Likely enough, the yarn may have been duplicated any way. However, here's another: Two gen tlemen leaving Canada conferred on ways and means in the Pullman smoker. "I," said the first, "have a quart in my suitcase. It occurs to me that I had better take some precaution. I believe I shall leave a bill with the bottle— a five dollar bill." "I," said the second gentleman, "will not stoop to bribe a public official. Be sides, if snoopers take my quart, then I am unwilling to reward onerous zeal with money. Law enforcement is bad enough as it is. Rewarded, it can be come a dangerous vice, made profitable it can undermine the great republic upon whose soil we are soon to enter." The train passed through customs. Both men remained in the pullman smoker. A rapid investigation after the customs men had left revealed that their search and seizure had been thorough, indeed. The man who re fused bribery found that his quart had been confiscated by a stern, uncorrupt ible hand. His quart had been re moved. The man who had stooped to bribery opened his suitcase. There was no bill visible. In place of the venial paper lay a second bottle of unquestionable scotch. There was, moreover, an item of thirty-five cents in change. Curfew THE curfew might as well ring to night or any other evening as far as a majority of Chicago clubs and clubmembers are concerned. For there has been a noticeable slump in party giving and general festivity ever since the prohibition department issued its kill-joy ultimatum to private clubs a short time ago. To begin with, various house committees sent to vari- "BtUt we'll be properly chaperoned, Mother men on the party" there'll be two married ous members printed notices to the ef fect that the use of liquor by any member, or by the guest of any mem ber, would not be tolerated on club premises. Some even went so far as to underscore the "not." These circular letters were issued, it is told, at the request of the boards of directors of the clubs. Formerly jovial social organizations have gone so far as to refuse to serve set-ups, or even gin ger ale or mineral water. Result : No parties among the frequenters of said organizations. Those who find it still expedient to entertain dinner parties at their clubs start the evening with a round of cocktails at home. This prac tice can be inconvenient and, in many cases, disastrous. For several hostesses have found that it is not easy to differ entiate between diners and cocktailers, once the guests have downed a few. Many parties scheduled for club dining rooms have fallen by the wayside be fore ever reaching dinner. Prohibition action has been a blow to smart sets, and it is reported that the club man agements are not so very happy about the inevitable depression — temperamen tal and financial. Sh ow THE Lake Forest Garden club is planning to get the gate this year. The garden gate naturally, which is at last, after a decade of neglect, to come in for some attention at the Garden club's annual show. For the first time in its history, the club show will in clude a garden gate division, and many of the garden clubs in Chicago and vicinity are getting their entries for this class ready. The show itself will be held at the Villa Turicum on June 15 and 16. This is the fifth year since its removal 20 THE CHICAGOAN from the Lake Forest public school where it was formerly held. Mrs. Aime F. Millet, who has charge of pub licity, says that since Mrs. McCormick first offered to lend her estate for the show it has grown in fame and magni tude. Last year, for example, there were over 2,000 different exhibitors, and an equal number are expected this year. Judges will be selected from the roster of the city's best landscape gardeners, architects, and artists. They will be called upon to judge the entries not from Chicago Clubs alone, but also those from surrounding towns such as Wheaton and Barrington. At the con clusion of the show Mrs. Roy Sturte- vant, a member of the Lake Forest club, will go to England to visit the garden show there, for purposes of comparison. Mrs. John Andrew King is in charge of the show in Lake Forest. Commencement THE girl graduate is with us again. While public schools have several weeks of study still ahead of them, private institutions of learning are get ting ready to close their doors for the summer. Looking over curricula, June 1 is the date of graduation for the Chi cago Latin School for Girls. The graduates for 1929 are: Flor ence Alwart, Dorothy Andrews, Eve lyn Belden, Virginia Benjamin, Eleanor Boldenweck, Mary Clarke, Kathryn Collins, Gloria Dunn, Marguerite Ei- sert, Alice Eitel, Margaret Geer, Isabel Gordon, Louise Hair, Virginia Hanson, Elmyra Holmes, Karlynne Jacob, Lois Jaques, Greta Luckow, Margery Lux- em, Ruth Miksak, class president, Jane Nash, Lucille Piper, Romaine Rennen, Anna Marie Steinbrecher, Caroline Stevens, Patricia Stevens, lima Jane Theurer and Paula Uihlein. The University School for Girls on June 5 will present diplomas to Wini fred DeForest, Patience Ellwood, Wilna Guterman, Mildred Hackl, Helen He- bert, Helen Howell, Betty Kellogg, Helen LaChance, class president, Lo- raine Maginnis, Sarah Francis McKee, Marguerite Parsons, Marian Pruyn, Marian McKinley, Elise Reiman, Lura Schreiner and Roslyn Sincere. The Reverend John Timothy Stone, D. D., will expound the commencement ad dress. Tromhone CHICAGO dwellers are accustomed to traffic noises in all keys; but hand clapping at noon between State and Dearborn is unique. A sign sus pended high above the street adjures all and sundry to see "Harlem." The sound of applause came from the en trance to the Majestic Theatre. Crowds edged forward to see if the melodrama had suddenly turned talkie, or to profit if one of the cast acted as barker for his show. Such was not the case. The attraction was the trombone of Homer Rodeheaver calling sinners to the spe cial noon meeting of Paul Rader, evan gelist; an authentic bit of theatre among the properties representing night life in the black belt; Mr. Nat Karson thus impressively depicts "The Golem," currently done at the Goodman Memorial Theatre, Lakefront at Monroe. Says Dr. Collins: "The Goodman organization has ended its growing pains and is adult . the message of this fine achievement in imaginative stage direction and stir ring performance is as clear as a bell note from a tower . . . it places the Goodman for the run of the play on a level with the Theatre Guild of New York." Mr. Collins offers further theatrical comment on page 26 of this issue. THE CHICAGOAN 21 laitftlJl ESSENCE-RAKE * /yC eftitome of frac/rctnt fierjection, Latest attcL most ftrecLOUS of aLL Itarjunu hOUBIGAMT P \ K I S 22 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOAN/ NOW Hinky Dink Kenna is a knotty little man; he has a red dish, lumpy little face; his gold teeth boldly gleam around the end of his stiff new cigar; his wrinkly eyelids rat tle up like snapping window shades; his whole face has an air of irascible kindliness; the first thing you expect him to tell you is "When I say some thing, I stick to it," and the first thing he tells you is, "When I say something, I stick to it." Hinky Dink vigorously denies that he is a myth. All his public utterances since 1 897, when he began to rule poli tics in the first ward, the loop ward, the richest autonomous district of its size in the world (not barring Monte Carlo) , all of his public utterances dur ing that long career have been in the nature of vigorous denials. During this time he has vigorously denied that he was boss of the first ward, that he has anything to do with gambling con cessions in the first ward, that he has anything to do with vice concessions in the first ward, that he is about to open an ice cream parlor, that he is a ticket scalper, that (with gleeful disembar rassment) he knows what is inside a spelling-book, that (in emulation of Mark Twain) he is dead. Unfortunately there is already a generation grown among us that re gards "hinky dink" as a slang expres sion; that has never heard of the two- handled "gold fish bowls" in which Mr. Kenna purveyed across the interminable bar of the "Workingman's Exchange," the tallest and coolest glass of beer that was to be had in all the inhabited world. HINKY DINK may be seen any day at his cigar store at 311 S. Clark st. The store could readily be tucked in its entirety under the bar of the famous saloon that was once in the next block. It is about as wide as an ordinary hallway. It bulges out some what at the rear. There "the Dink" holds court. What would happen to anyone who came into the store under the pretense of buying a package of Tareytons is problematical. There is, indeed, a case of cigars near the door. Behind it stands a formidable gentleman who gives a swift impression of tight vest, tilted hat, and tilted cigar. When Hinky Dink By MEYER LEVIN Michael Kenna In the Handlebar Days, as Remembered by Meyer Levin asked for "Mr. Kenna," he merely jerks his thumb toward the country- store character who seems to be rattling around between the handles of one of the huge old saloon chairs placed against the wall. There are a number of other men around the place. They lean against the wall, they sit in tilted chairs, they talk in sentences consisting of sparsely dropped words. Hinky Dink doesn't want to say much. "If you want somebody to talk," he announces, "go to Bathhouse Coughlin." There is a decided note of scorn in his voice. It could not be that Hinky Dink is jealous of his old pal and partner, for whose sake he voluntarily stepped out of the city council. Certainly, Mr. Coughlin is more in the public prints than Mr. Kenna. Mr. Kenna has always con fined himself to denying things. He is the, so to speak, negative side of the team. Mr. Coughlin, though no rela tion, I trust, to the celebrated Francis Coughlin of this journal, possesses lit erary ability. Even poetic ability. Be sides, he has a taste for vests. Mostly pink and lavender. All these things have combined to gi-ve Mr. Coughlin a nominally wider recognition than that accorded Mr. Kenna. There is, in Hinky Dink's allusion to the willing ness of Bathhouse John, a very decided inflection of superiority. THE superiority is of the sort that an Oliver Saylor, who secures the atrical publicity by writing high-brow books on the theatre, might advance toward a poor dub who scurries around to newspapers with the tale of the prima donna whose jewels have been stolen. Hinky Dink does not need to have recourse to pink vests. At one time, indeed, he sported about in a fif- teen-seater red automobile. He even gave the country folk of Ireland a look at this amazing contraption. But Hinky Dink, at heart, is a man who shrinks from public notice. Yet Hinky Dink has always been recognised as picturesque. As far back as 1897, when he was first elected al derman of the loop ward, the newspa pers wrote of him as a "quaint figure." I cannot understand why he should have been considered "quaint" at that time. He appears, from the newspaper sketch, a typical young man of the day. He had slick hair parted in the middle,. he had a nifty pair of handle-bar mus taches, and he seemed, according to the interviewer, "almost good looking." That was indeed the day of the Drie- serian saloon-owner politician; Hinky Dink seems to have been the most sue cessful of the class. His history is the history of a spot. He was born in 1858 around Van Bu- ren Street. "I used to go swimming with a bunch of boys at the foot of Van Buren Street," he says, when asked how he got his nickname. "They began to call me Hinky Dink, and if stuck." Both of Michael Kenna's parents were dead when he was twelve years old. He became a newsboy. Later, he secured a stand at Madison and Dearborn Streets, soon he had the Chi' cago agency for the journal in which "Peck's Bad Boy" appeared, soon he was disposing of 8,000 copies a week of the paper; then he added a few boot' blacking establishments to his business,. and then he "went into politics." TWE CHICAGOAN 23 MEANWHILE he got through grade school. During the fol lowing years the young man, in true story book fashion, took care of three sisters and two brothers, all younger than himself. When he was about 19 he made his one excursion outside the Loop. He followed the gold rush to Leadville. For two years he worked out there in the circulation department of the La\e County Reveille. Then he came back to Chicago. Before he was of voting age he was already in charge of his precinct or ganization. His "political- rise" was swift. Not long after his return from Leadville he opened a little saloon on Van Buren Street, just west of Clark. Even at that time the street was a hang-out for workingmen, employed and unemployed. They soon discov ered that Hinky Dink's free lunch was actually free. If a man was hungry, he could go into the "Workingman's Exchange" and eat. He didn't have to buy beer. If a man had no place to sleep, he could lean against the bar and take a nap. Every fifteen minutes the bartender whanged a bung-starter against the bar. The bums would lift a leg to prove they were alive, and would then go on with their sleeping. The Workingman's Exchange ex panded in all directions. It was large enough, in its final state, to accommo date almost a thousand customers. Kenna also had a second saloon. IN those days there were two alder men for the first ward. "Bathhouse" Coughlin was one of them when "Hinky Dink" became the other. From that time until the present day the two astute gentlemen have controlled the politics of the first ward. Kenna is credited with being the more power ful of the team. He has made and un made mayors, state's attorneys, judges, officials of every sort. He has weath ered every imaginable form of political battle. He has never lost his ward. In 1923, when the new ward-ap portionment of the city went into ef fect, allowing only one alderman to the first ward, Kenna announced that he would retire from the council because his friend Coughlin had been there be fore him, and should therefore remain by right of seniority. That was a sacrifice of glory com parable to the most heroic renuncia tions in history. The closing of his aldermanic career probably hurt Hinky Dink as deeply as the closing of his There is, it seems, one quite perfect costume for country days . . . the hand-knitted suit, with or without a matching jacket . . . the type of suit that is the particular forte of the Franklin Shops. This two-piece model may be chosen in ivory and fuchsia, or in other light summer combinations. CjVlrs | I I CHICAGO 132 East Delaware PI. Just west of 900 North Michigan Boulevard NEW YORK 16 East 53rd Street PHILADELPHIA , 260 South 17th Street f/LC SOUTHAMPTON ^^^^ WATCH HILL I BAR HARBOR ¦ YORK HARBOR ¦ PALM BEACH 24 THE, CHICAGOAN flERNlfc *f AKES flVE SWEIL \BV RECORDS FOR ftRUNSWICK / Kiss Your Hand, Madame Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert Pre Got A Feeling I'm Falling Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert 4315 Fll Tell The World (You're All The World To Me) Vocal chorus by Frank Munn Sweet Suzanne Vocal chorus by Dick Robertson 4253 Till We Meet Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert Coquette Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert 4284 Mean To Me Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert My Castle In Spain Is A Shack In The Lane Vocal chorus by "Scrappy" Lambert 4274 HI Get By (As Long As I Have You) Vocal chorus by Eddy Thomas Glad Rag Doll Vocal chorus by Eddy Thomas 4168 career as a saloonkeeper. But though his saloon has shrunken to a little "ci gar store,,, his political power is undi minished. The Tribune still "exposes" him periodically. The Daily 7<[ews still alludes to his place in the scheme of "privileges." And "Hinky Dink" still "denies" that he is "interested." No official blot mars the career of the gentle and truly kind-hearted Hinky Dink. In 1908 he was successful in a court fight against those iniquitous people who wanted him to close his saloon on Sundays. His utterance at this time was historic. "I have no use," he said, "for people who are al ways poking noses in other people's business." In 1909 it was said that he was issuing, over his bar, permits which gave hobos the right to beg. In 1912 there was a warrant out. for his arrest for violation of the midnight law. On Armistice Day some vigilance peo ple caught a minor buying a bottle of whisky in Hinky Dink's saloon. Hinky Dink and his barkeeper were arrested. The barkeeper confessed that a hand bearing a dollar bill had waved at him through the melee; he had thrust a bot' tie into the hand, as requested. The judge expressed indignation at the so ciety that had singled out Hinky Dink from the 10,000 other law violators of that day, then fined the barkeeper $25, and set Mr. Kenna free. Mr. Kenna's private life has always been strictly private. He is known to be happily married. The Kennas have no children. In that eventful year, 1909, shortly after Hinky Dink had acquired, for $8,000, the famous red touring car, it leaked out that Mrs. Kenna was the patroness of Father O'Callaghan's temperance dance. Mr. Kenna, when interviewed on the sub' ject, vigorously denied that he had any thing to do with his wife's interest in temperance. "Some doings at the "NO, NO, NO — / said FIRE . . . F, as in fuselage, I, as in incompatibil ity, R, as in ruminant and E, as in eleemosynary" THE CHICAGOAN 25 church," he said. "My wife goes to church, you know." Hinky Dink is known, '. have contributed heavily rharifiVs >ver, to various WHEN prohibition came, Kenna, of course, closed his saloons. The world-renowned two-handled "gold fish bowls" came into great demand as souvenirs. The last of them was pre sented by Mr. Kenna to Miss Anna A. Gordon, president of the World's Women's Christian Temperance Union, in 1924. The gift was accompanied by a poem written for the occasion by "Bathhouse" Coughlin. "Dear gentle lady, gracious, efficient president of the W. C. T. U., This souvenir of pre-Volsteadian days I beg to present to you. My compliments go with it, and as you gaze upon it filled with flow ers sweet, I prithee remember that it oft con tained Manhattan suds on Clar\ Street." Mr. Coughlin has always lamented that he didn't have Mr. Kenna's edu cation. Mr. Kenna, to this day, la ments the fact that he hasn't Mr. Coughlin's gift for composition. How ever, he has a taste in art. During his trips to Europe, it has been reported, he spends much time in the galleries. On his return from one of these trips he made another notable remark. "These European cities have nothing on Chicago," he said. On all these things Mr. Kenna passes no reflection. He sits every day in his little cigar store, among his friends and aids. His large diamond pin shines against his criss-cross pat terned tie. The glare of his pin is rivaled only by the high shine of his neat little shoes. He talks to his friends and aids. He does not reminisce. He talks of the political problems of today. Between observations he takes the long cigar from his mouth and performs a delicate and accurate expectoration, the path of which goes neatly between his little shiny feet to the waiting cuspidor. Indeed, Mr. Kenna is no myth. DEPENDABILITY Bigness is a decided asset in the coal, ice and building material business. It is a guarantee of dependable service and deliv eries, even under adverse conditions. 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Holden, Manager HOTEL GRAND BEACH, iS MICHIGAN On Lake Michigan s southeast shore TWO weeks without a new show in town have persuaded me that the present theatri cal season has al most reached its angle of summer repose. Between Decoration Day (I prefer the old name for it because there are so many memorials) and Labor Day, there will be nothing to do, for us who still cling fondly to the withered dugs of the drama, but to talk about the talkies. It seems that the theater — the old theater that the Puritans abolished, that vaudeville poisoned, that motion pic tures murdered, that has suffered so many deaths from such absurd diseases — has been stricken to the heart again. This time the prophets are shaking their beards sadly and proclaiming that a resurrection is unlikely. Thousands of play-actors have deserted like merce naries to the tents of Hollywood, and the Broadway producers are groaning that they are unable to find casts for the master-pieces on which they have paid advance royalties. It is an age of changing values, and the animate stage is about to take its place in history alongside of the bustle, the Congress gaiter, and the bicycle built for two. Soft music here, please — "We shall meet, but we shall miss her; there will be one vacant chair." I have been doing my bit for the old girl by boycotting the talkies. I have been behaving like King Canute, who forbade the tide to rise and thereby be came an object lesson of stubborn folly in every school-book of English history. It is, however, a fact that the tide actually receded after Canute issued his order. He forgot to claim credit for the event, but if the talkies should bog down into their morass of "hoofer11 plots and stories about blighted comedians bleating to their young, you will find me pointing with pride to the success of my one-man boycott. As an uninformed stand-patter I have no right to an opinion about the merits of the sound pictures. I have listened intently, however, for praise of them, and I have heard no paeans except from the stock-holders of A. T. 6? T., Radio, and Westinghouse Elec tric. I have inferred that if the movies were still in their infancy, the audible film has advanced them to the stage of second childhood. Lay of a Lost Minstrel D ETWEEN my dead-line and The *J Chicagoan's publication date, a new play will come into bloom at the Adelphi. "Frankie and Johnnie11 is its title, and local folk-lorists are keen with curiosity about this dramatization of their favorite American ballad. The song upon which this piece is based is true "folk11 stuff; nobody knows who wrote it or where it came from. It lived for years in the under world, surviving by oral circulation like any Homeric poem or border bal lad, before it was scored on a song- sheet or acquired the dignity of print. There are many different versions, in all degrees of obscenity, beside the harmless one to be found in Carl Sandburg's "American Song Bag.11 Born in the slime, probably of col ored parents, was "Frankie and John nie,11 yet it has outlived its scabrous reputation and is a matter for scholary research. Something of the spirit of immortality was breathed into it by its ignoble begetters; its strange lilt is un forgettable and its maudlin little story and ironic refrain are true artistic ex pressions of its bawdy origin. It cele brates, no doubt, an actual crime pas' sionel of some segregated district in the long ago before automobiles were in vented; — its reference to "rubbered tired carriages11 dates it back to 1900. Who, one wonders, was the original Frankie who took such revenge upon her man? The name itself is unusual in this generation, but it was a favorite nom d'amour in the Custom House Place period. Whoever she was, out cast, degraded, vice-marked, she voiced the eternal grievance of her sex, which though emancipated still cherishes its ancient illusion about the male: "He done her wrong.11 "Frankie and Johnny11 was sung at the Goodman Theater last year, in THE CHICAGOAN 27 an exhibition of FRENCH PROVINCIAL t\ FASCINATING display at Colby's this week .... Quaint antique pieces from remote corners of Normandy, Brit tany and the Provence, as well as modern reproductions embodying the charm of design characteristic of French country furniture. We invite you to visit. John A. COLBY &- Sons Interior decorators since 1866 129 North Wabash Avenue " 'Camille1 at Roaring Camp,11 and by Mae West this year in "Diamond Lil." Ten years ago I heard a couple of ban- joists do it in vaudeville. Before that, you had to go where "Frankie and Johnnie" grew in order to find it. Carl Sandburg was the first Ameri can man of letters to recognise its value as a folk-song. He collected ver sions of it for years before he pub lished his "American Song Bag.11 My own copy of "Frankie and Johnnie11 — ¦ a sound old text, I think, and quite decent in phrasing — came from Sand burg. It is typed on newspaper copy paper, with corrections in Sandburg's script. How much am I bid for a col lector's item? W ith Tongue in Cheek DlCHARD BENNETT has left * * town, so now it can be told. Those wild speeches he made on curtain calls at "Jarnegan,11 in which he would de nounce Frederick Donaghey, Ashton Stevens and myself with insinuations that seemed to call for pistols at five a. m. in Lincoln Park, were merely ballyhoo. The loyal citizens who used to stand up and hurl hearty "Boos" at Mr. Ben nett as he jarnegnashed his teeth about Chicago's dramatic critics may now be informed that Mr. Bennett loves us all. Our contempt for his play was genuine, but his rage at our opinions was the best acting of his career. Mr. Bennett, meeting Mr. Stevens by chance when his oratory was at flood-tide, fell upon his neck and gave him a lodge-brother's hand-grip. He invited all three of us, by long, eloquent telegrams, to attend the party he gave for Jim Tully, which he designed as a round-up of all the box-car literati of Chicago. All of which goes to show that whether in love or in hate you should never take an actor seriously. 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This job, stipend, blessing and opportunity I shall cheerfully surrender to any quali fied applicant whose perceptive facul ties may come unimpaired through the six consecutive talking-picture exhibi tions that constitute a working week. Qualifications are few. The first is a complete and logical dissatisfaction with the present condition of the critic business in general. The applicant must believe, for instance, that the Misses Mae Tinee and Carol Frink contributed nothing to the criticism of the talking-picture when they com pared "The Letter11 with stage perform ances of it they had witnessed, agree ing in disapproval of the mongoose- cobra battle (both ladies referring to the latter as a python) while disagree ing as to its lethal outcome. The ap plicant must believe, also, that the Messrs. Ashton Stevens and Frederick Donaghey contribute nothing to the defense of their $5.50 constituents when they lightly bemoan the fate of their cherished draymah without bothering to investigate its seduction and report back. Any literate appli cant firmly entrenched behind these convictions, and thus automatically in the belief that the talking-picture is quite as much — and as little — the busi ness of these gentlemen as it is of these ladies, can see from there his golden opportunity in all its glitter. BUT seeing his opportunity, I may as well state for the purpose of whittling down the waiting-line, is one thing and seising it is another. A great mass of detail must be disposed of before visible results may be hoped for. The first detail seems to me to be the manufacture of a name for the talking-picture itself. (Thus far we've had only puns, Dr. Collins1 "chin-ema," my own thoughtless "din-ema,11 dozens in kind.) The name should be sus ceptible to immediate absorption in the spoken and written language and should carry no suggestion of stage or screen origin if the talking-picture is to have a fair chance of gaining inde pendence. The second detail, I should say, is the education of cinema-owners to their new dignity. So long as they continue to treat the talking-picture as a movie, in their advertising and housing of it, the talking-picture can seem no more than a movie to the millions who meet it in this guise. The third detail probably is more important than any other, the enlight enment of Hollywood and Broadway producers with respect to the proper sources of production material. But something is being done about this by the producers, and more particularly the writers, and the situation is not hopeless. "Originals11 are in produc tion at several studios and early results seem to insure steady development in this direction. THESE and sundry minor details disposed of, the job of founding a new school of criticism becomes sim plicity itself. One need but know all about stage and screen, past and pres ent, and put this knowledge away for personal use only. One need but learn all about sound-photography, acoustics, library music and synchronization with its causes, effects and wherefores. Thus equipped, the qualified applicant for this chair need but witness a few talk ing pictures, write bravely, intelligently and entertainingly about them without calling them fish, fowl nor yet red herring, and he will have founded a new school of criticism which will be adopted by all the smart magazines (possibly, even, the newspapers) to his everlasting fame and the unending glory of a Western Electric civilization. There's the job. In the peaceful, THE CHICAGOAN 29 silent years of the cinema Eve grown too» lazy and wealthy to undertake it. Applicants will piease write (don't phone or come in) a specimen column before seeking appointments. Profes sional critics, actors, scenario writers and former employees of Balaban and Katz are barred by personal prejudice. Ready — Get set — Go! Vocal The Letter: Jeanne Eagels in the most significant talkie to date. [See it.] The Man I Love: Richard Arlen and Mary Brian in the one about the pug who came back. [Miss it.] The Voice of the City: Willard Mack at and in his best. [Go.] Hearts in Dixie: All-negro, all-talking and all good. [Try it.] A Dangerous Woman: The Rain bothers the lady this time, and the lady is Bacla- nova. [Of course.] Coquette: Our Mary proves Father Time a most ineffectual liar. [Don't miss it.] Speakeasy: The real McCoy. [If tempted.] Nothing But the Truth: Well, Rich ard Dix is oral too, but what of it? [Not necessarily.] The Broadway Melody: The best talk ing-picture to date if you ask me. [Cer tainly.] In Old Arizona: The best talking-pic ture to date if you ask anyone else. [Positively.] The Bellamy Trial: The best witness- stand talkie thus far. [Absolutely.] On Trial: The next best witness-stand talkie thus far. [If you haven't seen The Bellamy Trial.} Close Harmony: Nancy Carroll and Buddy Rogers in a Gene Markey-Elsie Janis-John V. A. Weaver frolic. [Better catch it.] The Wild Party: Et tu Clara Bow. [£t tu.) Queen of the Night Clubs: A Texas Guinan salessquawk. [Yeah.] The Dummy.- Further deponent saith not. [Not.] Lucky Boy: George Jessel's bow to The Singing Fool. [No.] Chinatown Nights: Wallace Beery and Florence Vidor under Chicago Censor Board rules. [Spare them.] The Wolf of Wall Street: Not quite so interesting as the market, but a mighty good picture. [Drop in on it.] The Ghost Talks: Misplaced humor. [Shhhhh— .] The Doctor's Secret: Well worth tell ing. [Listen.] The' Terror: Properly terrible. [If in clined.] Interference: Good as the play. [If you missed it.] The Redeeming Sin: Too, too bad. [Never.] Quasi-V oca) Saturday's Children: Corinne Griffith speaks for herself in a picture worth hearing. [Attend.] The Leatherneck: Possibly the worst thing of its kind we've had. [Join the A ppropriate gifts . . • always . . . Ltmc dependable as ine v/ ilinuiemenj Qllount ^J/ernon model TELECHRON ELECTRIC CLOCK ELECTRIC EGG COOKER U-luiomahc — no burned loasi or Jingers. TOAST- MASTEF at E COMMON WEALTH EDISON £1 LECTRIC SHOPO 72 W. ADAMS ST., CHICAGO navy.] Weary River: Dick Barthelmess and band. [Might as well.] The Divine Lady: A good picture of the Lady Hamilton-Lord Nelson affair, badly advertised. [Go anyway.] Sonny Boy: Davey Lee and who cares what else? [Yes.] The Pagan: South Sea Island stuff fea turing Ramon Novarro and a theme- song. [No.] No Defense: That tells it. [Guilty.] My Man: Fanny Brice embalms her song hits for a no doubt incredulous posterity. [Tune in Guy Lombardo.] Hot Stuff: Alice White again proves she is not Clara Bow. [Get Coon-Sanders.] Hardboiled Rose: A pallid little thing about gamblers. [The dog tracks are livelier.] Noah's Ark: Expensive inanity. [Some rainy evening.] His Captive Woman: He is Milton Sills, she is Dorothy Mackaill, and it's the same old desert island. [Don't bother.] The Iron Mask: Douglas Fairbanks' best picture. [It's a ceremony.] Mute The Godless Girl," The Sin Sister, Strong Boy, The Duke Steps Out, Why Be Good, The Trail of '98, Trial Marriage, True Heaven, The Red Dance, Scarlet Seas, The Res cue and The Wedding March: Good, bad and indifferent motion-pictures of pre-vocal pattern and therefore stale as yesterday's newspaper. 30 THE CHICAGOAN MU/ICAL NOTE/ T he Bethlehem Bach Festival By ROBERT POLL A K TONIGHT IN THE MAIM RESTAURANT If you're planning an evening's diver sion in the Loop, come to the Brevoort for a delightful prelude: a menu offer ing an intriguing variety of excellent foods; intelligent service; an environ ment at once cheering and restful. A musical background — unobtrusive, pleasing. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely meal. The Bre voort is convenient to all the principal theatres. 6 to 8 p. m. Every Evening Including Sundays Entrance Direct or Through Lobby No Cover Charge IN spite of the usual May ces sation of musical activities, this cor- respond- ence, penned man fully against the rolling motion of i the Twentieth Century Limited, shall be a record of certain musical impressions and events along the At lantic seaboard. In accordance with our annual custom, we journeyed to the Bethlehem Festival, designed in a spirit of great reverence for one Jo- hann Sebastian Bach. On the Friday and Saturday of May 11 and 12 the little steel town was full of visitors from all over the coun try. They jammed the modern hotel opposite the old Moravian seminary and wedged themselves into every available spare room. They came armed with formidable-looking copies of the St. Matthew Passion and the B Minor Mass, and with the stern con viction that they were about to hear the finest chorale singing in the United States. And they heard it. The Bach Festival Choir of Bethle hem, Pa., owes its indubitable excel lences to the life-long ardor of Dr. Frederick Wolle. In the final quarter of the last century this keen and jolly musician went to Germany from his home in Pennsylvania to study the or gan. While abroad he fell under the witchery of the great master of Cothen and Leipsic. Upon his return to Amer ica he resolved to found a permanent chorus in Bethlehem that would even tually assist in teaching Americans the contemporary significance of Bach. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, and the Festival has become an annual meeting-place for those who love the great chorale works of the master. Wolle's singers, three hundred strong, come from mill-towns and country ham lets around Bethlehem. They rehearse for the Festival from October to May and they receive no money for their services. Yet some of the members have been faithful integers in the organisa tion for over 30 years. THE Friday performance, this year of grace, was occupied with Bach's choral recreation of the Passion accord ing to St. Matthew. And from the moment the inexorable ground bass be gan to thunder below the floating voices of the choir we knew ourselves to be face to face again with an unforgetta ble and magnificent critical adventure. Reinforced by the organ and a band of picked instrumentalists from the Phila delphia Symphony Orchestra, the chorus revealed inexorably the pity and terror of the Betrayal and Crucifixion. What intermittent parts existed for the commenting Evangelist and the various apostolic characters in the drama were creditably borne by such experienced singers of oratorio and cantata as Charles Trowbridge Tittmann and Ar thur Kraft. The B Minor Mass is always given on the final day of the Festival. This is the great tour de force of the choral organisation. They were the first to present it in entirety in this country and it has been a landmark in almost every Festival for the last 30 years. This work, awe-inspiring in its imper sonality and magical polyphony, seems to us to be the culmination of the ec clesiastical composition that so vitally influenced the music of the Western World during the centuries subsequent to the introduction of Gregorian plain- song. Certainly the church-musics of Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz, to mention only a few, have added little to the story. And for sheer grandeur, for the acute realization of the relation ship between the Latin of the liturgy and the musical shape of the theme, for consummate contrapuntal texture, this Mass has never been equaled. Dr. Wolle, having taught his quiristers to answer every demand he makes upon them from the podium, has done away with individual soloists and put the burden of the various arias on the sep arate sections of the chorus. By get ting his devotees to tackle so difficult a task he has given the Mass a quality more celestial than human. And when the gamut of the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei have been run it is with flagging steps that his audience, 1500 THE CHICAGOAN 31 strong, files out from the nave of the Lehigh Memorial Chapel. Roxy, Vallee, Taylor and Gershwin A FEW snapshots, mostly of men that make music. Here, for one, is Roxy, really S. L. Rothafel, who, be sides being a genius as movie magnate, radio announcer, stage director and choreographer, talks of Beethoven, Wagner and Richard Strauss as if they were life-long friends. And friends of his they are whom he insists upon in troducing to the millions who tune in on his crack symphony orchestra every Sunday afternoon. A little grey, a lit tle portly, he seems weary from too much activity, too much general super vision of the great theatre he has built. One little man in a mastodonic office soberly furnished in heavy Spanish oak. On a far table are affectionately in scribed photographs from Gloria Swan- son and — Herbert Hoover. Rudy Vallee, collegiately nonchalant, barely out of Yale, driving all memory of Paul Ash and his kind out of the heart of Broadway. Folded around a saxophone, he tootles "Love Me or Leave Me Alone," or, faun-face smil ing, sings the current ditties in a per suasively soft tenor. Deems Taylor, famous for The Kings Henchman, for a recently scrapped op era, and for the impending version in music of Street Scene, the Pulitzer Prize Play. He sits now at the editorial chair of Musical America, ready to combine his long experiences as pi caresque journalist, composer and ed itor into the fashioning of a new magazine. Little, blonde, twinkling eyes behind pedantic nose-glasses, he looks very much like a synthesis of his talents. And in another place at another time George Gershwin, the American white- hope, sitting in his pent-house apart ment overlooking the drive, talking with a certain regality of Stravinsky and Les Noces. It is early in the day, only four o'clock in the afternoon. The composer of the Rhapsody in Blue has not even shaved yet. But we don't stop talking about music until supper- time, and the lightly penciled first cop ies of songs for a new musical show remain untouched on the piano. It's good to go to New York once in a while. Itlanev pportunityto ^t«*» NORTH *» j A of MICHIGAN *• Only 400 miles from Chicago — a night's ride — and you are in the midst of 22,000 acres of something different. Not the usual summer resort ... a new idea in conservation combined with modern conveniences but retaining all natural beauty of virgin timber, lakes and wild life. Bear Creek Golf Course — one of the finest in the country — bridle paths through virgin woods . . . large all-way, all- weather airport. 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Air-minded? You'll go air-mad, that's all; or, more correctly speaking, accord ing to the serious-minded gentlemen who watch over the fleets out there, "air-wise.11 And it is wise for travel ers to investigate air lines here. Eu rope isn't the only continent offering air trips which are safe, comfortable, even luxurious, at prices that are not nearly so prohibitive as most of us imagine. '» I COULD achieve statistics about this safety business, but figures do not come easily of a mild spring evening. It should be sufficient to know that the major air accidents we read about in the papers happen to cra^y stunters, unlicensed pilots, and to army and navy planes whose chief object really isn't supposed to be safety; but not to the registered passenger planes on the regu lar commercial airways. The commer cial people just cannot afford to take chances, so that on any of the recog nised passenger lines you may be sure your pilot has been gone over phys ically, mentally and morally, and tested by government and commercial experts till the poor man hasn't a shred of secret life left. As for the plane, the companies are aching to tell you just what equipment they provide, and you can judge for yourself when you read "If you don't mind, Julia dear, I'm going out with your boy friend tonight . . . I want to see how he behaves with other women" THE CHICAGOAN 33 the impressive specifications. Every machine out at the airport is watched over lovingly by a swarm of mechanics and engineers, while the operating man agers scan weather reports and study flying conditions with a single track devotion to the great god Security. All this lies behind the splendid records be ing hung up by the well established transport people. Western Air Ex press, for instance, has in its career covered more than a million and a half miles without losing a plane, pilot or passenger, or even an ounce of mail. Since they carried 7,000 passengers last year and have been operating six or seven years, that's no mean achieve ment. It is this company which handles some of the famous trips through the west. The oldest and one of the most popular services is the amphibian flight from Los Angeles to Catalina Island, cutting the time to this coast show- place to half an hour instead of the boat schedule of two and a half hours. The boat trip to Catalina is usually a rather choppy one, and sightseers with seasick tendencies do well to sail over serenely by air, with a magnificent view of coast and of the impressive Pacific fleet, which spends a good part of the year at San Pedro. IN California it is quite the thing to do the San Francisco-Los Angeles trip by air, especially since the Guggen heim Fund established the world's model airway along this route. The Fund installed the most elaborate weather information and lighting serv ice known anywhere, making this three-hour trip a unique experience that visitors to the west should look into. Both the Western Air and Maddux Lines do the L. A. to S. F. stretch and have other pleasant services out there, like the race specials to Tia Juana and regular schedules to the second Mexi can gambling heaven at Agua Caliente. Another good Los Angeles trip will be the one-day schedule from Kansas City that is to be offered some time this month. You can leave here at night by train, fly away from Kansas City in the morning and sneer at deserts in cool comfort, swooping into Los An geles the same evening. When it comes to night flying, some of our most loyal passengers are balky, but it has been tried and found secure by the air mail men in all sorts of weather. A good trip can be taken with them on the Boeing Lines from THE SHORT ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY LOW FARES TO AND FROM IEUIROIPIE Just think — you can travel higher class, tour more countries, stay abroad longer, or buy more Paris frocks — if you can arrange to take advantage of the low summer and fall fares. After July 1st, deluxe Empress sailings for almost a third less . . . after July 16th, on the fast, new Duchesses and other Cabin liners. A further ten percent reduction in round trip Cabin prices after August 16th. Through train service to French Montreal or old Norman Quebec. Then two glorious days on the St. Lawrence seaway, shortest route to all Euro pean ports . . . only 7*/2 days from Chicago. 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Route 57 buses to and from the loop stop at the door — and Michigan avenue buses are only a block away. x x x The Pearson is quiet, restful and thoroughly comfortable — rooms are large, well-lighted and ap propriately furnished. In the restaurant you'll find foods and service just as you would have them. XXX In recognition of the sound rea sons why people prefer to live in hotels, there are no kitchen ettes at the Pearson. Charges throughout are agreeably moder ate. 300-car garage nearby. XXX We shall be pleased to have you call today and inspect some espe cially attractive rooms available soon. Highly attractive special monthly rates. x x x 190 East Pearson Street Telephone Superior 8200 Chicago to San Francisco. You get to Salt Lake City at nine in the evening after flying all day and reach San Fran cisco about four in the morning. Quite a jaunt, with one of the few really ex citing thrills still left in passenger flying — that of floating down into the night lights of a big city. If that sounds a bit strenuous, there are the fine tie-ups with railroad com panies, which provide air travel by day and the good old Pullman for the night. This can be arranged all the way across the country, and I must admit that the Pullman still looks pretty cozy to these tired eyes at nightfall. Just about the latest thing in travel are the transcon tinental planes just being finished, with all the comforts of home for day or night travel. Luxurious sleeping quar ters, facilities for unlimited prinking, undisturbed shaving, and four motors. Three might fail — though they never have on these tri-motored passenger planes — and the fourth will still be there to bring slumberers safely to earth. TURNING eastward, we have that joy trip of big business men — the leap from here to New York. More and more of them are getting used to the idea of leaving at four on the big Universal planes and connecting at Cleveland with the "other Century," the Southwestern Limited from St. Louis, which gets them into New York the next morning. It is hops like this that endear air service to me. I like them best when they make swift work of monotonous country or rough water, like the Cata lina trip, the English Channel crossing (one of the most heavily patronized foreign trips) and that deadly stretch of Indiana farms and jerkwater towns. The rate, including plane and train fare, from here to New York, is now reduced to about $66.00, and all air lines are whittling away at fares wher ever they can, so that the strain on the purse does not seem disproportion ately great. Men who park their families in the East or up North for the summer count money well spent that permits the last bit of office time to be wrested from the day without cutting into the family week-end. The Northwest Airways people give splendid service from Chi cago to various points in Wisconsin and to St. Paul and Minneapolis, mak ing it easy enough to get to summer stamping grounds at frequent intervals. I have heard talk of commutation tick- "And I'm leaving the flowers to you" she said. 'They're sailing the fifteenth. Your selections are always so beautiful/' And he's leaving everything to Wien- hoeber— he always has. NO. 22 EAST ELM ST. SUPERIOR 060<l 914- NO MICHIGAN AVE. SUPERIOR 0015 Drink only water that you know to be pure. Disinterested authorities of un questioned standing have de clared CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water (Bottled at the Springs near Chippewa Falls, Wis.) is the purest and softest natural spring water in the world. Copies of analyses and reports on re quest. Telephone Roosevelt 2920 Chippewa Spring Water Company 1318 South Canal Street TUE CHICAGOAN 35 ets on some of the shorter popular hops, but refuse to be quoted on this. Details as to tickets and routes are furnished with alacrity by the Consolidated Air Ticket Office in the Palmer House. Ceiling at 25 Pounds EN ROUTE SERVICE, also in the Palmer House, maps out domestic and foreign air trips and arranges for tickets, as do other travel bureaux in town. Universal tickets may also be bought here or at their own ticket office at 103 West Monroe. All tickets sold include limousine transportation to the airport, a matter of forty minutes or so. Another rumor (rumors in this business have a way of becoming facts in a day or two) is that an amphibian plane will pick up passengers some where at the foot of Randolph or there abouts and get them to the airport in nine minutes. And if you find that none of the hundred or more regular services covers your needs you can always charter a cabin plane for private trips. But do it through one of the good companies and not with a private pilot, if you want to land in good shape. A word as to luggage. You can carry about 25 pounds free on most lines and either pay for extra luggage or send trunks by train. There's no need of paying extra, what with the luggage people busily turning out lighter and lighter cases every day. Some of the new Debonair suitcases I saw at the Hartman shop on Michigan Avenue carry as many as twelve dresses hung on hangers and folded just once, with plenty of space for shoes, hats and doo-dads. They come in smart tweed- ish looking colors and there's no reason for limiting them to aeroplanes. Light luggage rates good red cap and bellboy service, and I do like cheerful porters. The Peacock Shoe and Luggage shop, in the Palmer House, has some stunning Wheary Wardrolettes and the new Aviatrix cases in good looking black with dull geometric design. At the Wilt stores they furnish air luggage in black with a dashing color stripe across its middle, a suitably modern note for airport stations. 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With cooling refreshing lotions, with protective unguents, with make-up as fashion able as it is flattering. A Course of treatments is suggested as the wisest sort of preliminary to your summer sojourn. Even the ad vice alone, which is an essential part of every Helena Rubinstein treatment, will prove invaluable to you. ffmtw l\ufinjteut PARIS LONDON 670 North Michigan Ave- The CUICACOENNE Giving in lu. a r r i a g e By MARCIA VAUGHN IF it's a sister or a bosom friend who is getting married the gift problem is laughably simple. Four chances to one the bride will carefully arrange some of those little chats in which the canny girls give us their plans, tastes, and desires with heavy hinting that could fell an ox. But it is the unex pected thick white envelopes from peo ple with whom we aren't in close touch — Cousin Mary or the partner's daugh ter or an out-of-town friend — that pro duces the haunted waddle-I-do feeling this bright month of June. Wedding gifts tell so much about the taste and originality of the giver that we can't be any too careful, and the safe thing is to ferret out either one- of-a-kind items which cannot be dupli cated by other friends or to select things that are always welcome though they may be repeated in infinite quan tities. Never have I come upon so rich a mine for original donors as that offered in the current Contemporary Arts Ex hibit on the second floor at Field's. The place bristles with the work of the most famous moderns of Europe and Amer ica who are producing pieces exquis itely fitting for almost any interior. Among my favorites are some heavenly Swedish pottery pieces in milky blues and deep cream that will evoke genuine cheers from any bride whether she is up on the moderns or not. There are some delightful items from the Wiener Wer\statte and other Austrian groups — one saucy little cocktail set in bril liant blue particularly caught my fancy. Primavera ware is well represented with a group of interesting vases and bowls painted in the smart gold geo metric designs that have made this studio so famous. Good wall plaques, usually so hard to find, are here in highly decorative blue Madonnas and other designs from Lauger's studio. Another noble gift along the purely decorative line would be a rangy young goat or colt from the collection of Sin- tenis bronzes. And so on and on — Myr- bor rugs, Lalique glass, Powolny cera mics, Puiforcat silver, and many charming domestic productions, ranging from several thousands down to some thing like twelve dollars for very un usual little coffee tables in brass and glass. This exhibit must not be missed, whether one plans to purchase or not. GOOD old pewter or some of the new Danish masterworks make a grand gift choice. Up at the Italian Shop, 619 North Michigan, they have an exquisitely simple Andersen candel abra, a single holder in the center branching gracefully out to three others. For striking gifts that won't run into money I should advise a visit to this shop. Two to ten dollars can do a lot in the way of dashing French tiles or jars in a new black and white crackle ware, a Quimper hors d'oeuvre dish with handle of the two silliest looking fish you ever saw, or really fine Venetian trays with mysterious old masked figures painted in soft rich col ors. These trays are ideal for the mag nificent array of cigarette packages that good hostesses provide to suit every guest's brand desires. Next door at Tatman's I brooded at length over bookends of the French crackle ware modeled into dozing cats whose hunched shoulder blades (if you call them shoulder blades on cats) and expressions of somnolent wisdom were oddly appealing. The price, as I re member, was greatly appealing too — ten dollars. Next to the cats, the most spell-binding thing in this shop was an Italian breakfast set with each piece depicting different scenes. A gaily dressed Italian gazing pensively into a sky as dazzling blue as the real thing that hangs over the Mediterranean makes the morning cup of coffee a memorable event. IF you are a friend of the groom's you may flirt with the smoking stand idea. Most men crave these horrors though their women loathe 'em. I have always sided with the women on this, but now admit it can be done decoratively. Among those I have ad' mired recently was a wrought iron stand with tile tray at Tatman's and one at Field's that were honestly hand some pieces of furniture. In smoking equipment, Peacock's have achieved a stunning piece. It's a round sterling silver and marble ciga rette box, the marble a deep mottled green and the silver burnished to dull THE CHICAGOAN gold. An exquisite jade elephant serves to raise the cover and pull up the tray of cigarettes. A gift that is a gift, and not bad at all for $125.00. Peacock's are doing many interesting things with jade and silver combina tions. One of the richest plates I ever laid eyes on is a simple sterling, strik ingly engraved, the handle tipped in jade. A compote has its scallops marked by beads of jade and a paper cutter with heavy jade handle is a striking desk contribution. AS for the always acceptable gift, you can't do better than linens or laces. No matter how crammed the linen chest, there is always room for a set like Litwinsky's Stag-at-eve cloth and dozen napkins, monogrammed and everything for $135.00. Down the center of the cloth runs a wide band of delicate green, orchid, or daffodil with an unusual stag design based on the Lady of the Lake theme. A love ly thing, this cloth. They have some beautiful pieces in the new linen and silk combinations most reasonably priced. All these linens in springy colors or ivory and golden bleach tones weaned me completely from pure white. Excepting, of course, that Point Venise luncheon set which re produces a stately old chateau and is so glorious it makes one's heart ache. Yours for twelve to twenty-five hun dred, if you feel opulent. However, it is not so hard to plunge from this down to $3.25, when that little sum brings the daintiest colored French guest towels, appliqued in white. Highly recommended to use up any lit tle margin left on wedding checks. Items Investigate the new Hy-blum kitchen ware at Carson's. Shiny and heavy enough for waterless cooking, with gay col ored handles that come off when the dishes are used in the oven. . . . Hale's, at 516 North Michigan, has a large array of good hooked rug reproductions of old designs and is ready to furnish the selected pat terns in any size desired, for just three dollars the square foot. . . . Now that real flower fragrances are high in favor you should indulge in Stevens' No. CV1, with its adorably refreshing garden smell. Helena Rubinstein's geraniumny lipstick is another refreshing note in the mawkish sweetness that surrounds too many cos metics. . . . The everlasting search for nice sheer chiffon stockings with heels and garter tops sturdy enough for the punish ment they get in everyday wear ends tri umphantly at Field's Young Moderns counter. & IUMMER HOMES call for COOL COLORS Pictured here is a suite done in French green with ends in two tones of this soft, cool color. The panels are hand decor ated. Beneath this lovely lacquer finish is the steel of the suite itself — deftly fashioned by Simmons — assuring , resist ance to the most adverse atmospheric conditions. Suite consists of twin beds, dresser, chest and night table, at $118.75; with full size bed, $186.00. HALE'S Specialists in Sleeping Equipment 516-518 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE (L-T3 CHICAGO Chicago <-3 New York <-j Newark <-j Detroit The one absolutely cer tain guarantee of the best theatre seats on the besl theatrical aisles is the or der of those seats through Couthoui for tickets Branches *t all the lead- ing hotel* and clubs. Chicago Wins the Intercircuit and Twelve- Goal Polo Tournaments, which will be played in August. This is the first time these two na tional championships will be played this far west — an elo quent testimonial to the na tionwide recognition of Chi cago as a polo center. Chicago's greatest polo sea son is now getting underway and you cannot afford to miss reading about it in POLO The Magazine of the Game Quigley Publishing Company 407 S. Dearborn St. POLO is obtainable by subscription only: $5 for one year, $8 for two years, $10 for three years. 38 THE CHICAGOAN WOOD is coming back to its own for Interior Decoration We Specialize in Producing Antique Effects Visit Our Studio Inquiries Invited KELLY INTERIOR CRAFTS COMPANY 905-11 N. Wells St., Chicago The Famous Croquignole Wave Readers of The Chi cagoan may possess this new, natural soft wave at the attractive price of $10.00 by presenting this adver- tisement until June 20th. Skilled opera tors — courteous serv ice. RAAE BEAUTY SALON 679 N. Michigan Ave. Telephone Delaware 2744 ¦pinc ciora TOR M£N AND BOYS ;A#takiiBest RANDOLPH AND WABASH- CHICAGO CAVANNA Drapery and Curtain W«rks, Inc. 6S3-6S5 Diversey Parkway CURTAINS Lace Curtains, Draperies, Fine Linens, Slip Covers and Blankets CLEANED EXCLUSIVELY Mending and Alterations 20 Yeart of Good Work and ServUo Calls and Deliveries Everywhere BITTERSWEET 1387 BOOK/ Dark Star, The Green Parrot — Blindness By SUSAN WILBUR THE other day I heard of a new way to tell a good book from a bad one. It was given me by someone who reads more books than I do and who has reasons even more professional than mine for wanting to be right about such matters. It has one disadvantage of course. It takes a little longer than the old one. By the old one a book was good — good that is in the sense of have-you- read-any-good-books-lately — if it made you feel an overpowering desire to sit up until two o'clock. Two being the hour until which a good book is sup posed to keep you up, just as twelve is the fortunate hour for visiting old churchyards. Some people could even get it to work for books like Ludwig's Napoleon. While the new one takes three weeks at the very least, — all depending upon your i.q. and your basal metabolism. Directions for the new way: read about two dozen novels as rapidly as possible. Make a list of the titles. Wait three weeks, continuing during this time to read other novels, also biographies, books of travel, philosophy, and popular science, all as rapidly as possible. Then consult original list of titles. Any one of the twenty-four of which you can still remember the plot, the characters, the setting, or the par- ticular type of profanity employed by the villain, is a good novel. The rest are not so good. AT first blush it might appear that this rule would be impractical say for a person like myself who needs to know sooner than that whether a given book is good or bad. Particu- larly since my metabolism seems to call for more than three weeks: n.b. I can still remember quite a little of Lorna Moon's "Dark Star." In such cases of course the thing to do is content yourself with finding out not whether the present book is good or bad, but quite simply whether the author's last one was. A new book by Princess Marthe Bibesco comes in. Before deciding to read it, apply the rule to her last year's book, "Catherine-Paris." It may be that, to your surprise you find that you can remember Catherine-Paris almost as though you had read it yesterday. Catherine's mother who would rather live as a bourgeoise and be in Paris, than to live as a princess on her hus band's Roumanian estates. The house in the prow of the He de Paris that Catherine married in the person of her Polish count. And having thus found that, for you at least, Princess Marthe Bibesco is an extremely good author, in spite of being an ex-Guild choice and a Rou manian royalty, your next step is to open "The Green Parrot." "HHHE Green Parrot" is an exotic. 1 The story itself has a touch of Manfred and unfolds in a psychological situation that might be called morbid if the author had not taken the pre caution to make it Russian. But the workmanship is quiet and exquisite. There is perception of persons, of skies, of places. Conversationally, al most gaily, the "I" heroine states the situation: "There are Russians of Nice, just as there are wines of Bor deaux and violets of Parma. For our part, we belonged to a closely related species, the Russians of Biarritz. But above all, we were a family in mourn ing; this was our originality, the first of our titles to distinction." And again when her English aunt shows signs of giving her the green parrot she remarks: "Like most people of our sort, we had relatives in almost all the countries of Europe, and through them we learned another geography than that which is usually imparted to chil dren of our age. We knew the map of national characteristics. At nine, I had already been taught that one does not ask an English lady what her in tentions are." Back in the days before Waterloo, a blond sister and a dark brother had read Montesquieux's Apheridon and Astarte and had not taken it satirically. The brother had shot himself. Doubly descended from the blond sister, since their father and mother were cousins, a blond sister, two of them in fact, and a dark brother recur in the present generation. For the dark brother's death the family is in perpetual mourn ing and yet in perpetual hope of his rebirth in a later child. A story whose murky turnings are so flooded with TMECWICAGOAN 39 IK Readers of The Chica goan are invited to apply for membership in Sky Harbor Petrushka Club. Further information about this unique Club, its loca tion, attractions, advan tages, etc., may be had without obligation by writing Suite 2307, Daily News Plaza, or phoning State 1960. 1cm Biarrits sunshine that their murkiness, so to speak, emerges only gradually. 1 DON'T know how many inquiries I have had. Notes, telephone mes sages, personal calls. People wanting to know if it is really true that Booth Tarkington is blind and whether the operation is going to cure him. "Young Mrs. Greeley" due for publication within the fortnight is the novel that he has written while he has been blind and partially blind. Mr. Tarkington says in fact that blindness is conducive to work — it removes so many distrac tions. It will, however, be unneces sary to get out your complete works of Helen Keller in order to appreciate the technique of Mr. Tarkington's new novel. "Young Mrs. Greeley" is sim ply another book about a woman — two women in fact — a lineal descendant of "Alice Adams" and the other books where a woman was sympathetically, competently, and yet cruelly dissected in terms of clothes, in terms of men, in terms of herself. Except that this time Mr. Tarkington has taken a leaf from the book of Latin comedy and has let the complication talk itself up in stead of really arising. "Young Mrs. Greeley's" husband has just been ap pointed factory manager, and her friend Aurelia persuades her that her own looks and not her husband's com petence have turned the trick. When things have reached a pretty pass as the result of their conversational en ergies, the president's secretary steps in, a young lady whose word is as final as a coincidence. Book Briefs As Far as Jane's Grandmother's, by Edith Olivier. (The Viking Press.) Someone who knows all about plays was talking to me about Sian O'Casey's, "The Silver Tassie" and saying that a play can never be a stage success that at tempts to change sympathies in the mid dle of the stream. There was even an example from Shakespeare. In a novel you can do it of course and Edith Olivier does do it most successfully in "As Far as Jane's Grandmother's." That is, successfully from an artistic point of view. But personally how one does hate to see that perfectly sweet, prim little girl, who insisted to Julian that they must elope instead of getting married properly, first failing to show up, then trying one thing after another, and finally turning into her grandmother, — ¦ into the sort of person who makes re marks about one piece bathing suits. No Love, by David Garnett. (Alfred A. Knopf.) A very thin slice of life looked at under a microscope. Being the story of Tinder Island in Chichester Harbor: How the Lydiates bought it and cultivat ed fruit trees on it and lived happily un til the shipwreck, so to speak, of the Admiral upon their shores, how the two boys Simon and Benedict grew up to gether, and then went their ways, how the war came and went, how Simon's wife did not love Simon but Benedict, and how finally the Island came to be sold. A novel that is effective for its texture of background, event, and per sons, and modern for its quality of un- emphasis, of letting life slide by as it does slide by, and boys change as they do change. Loose Ladies, by Vina Delmar. (Harcourt Brace and Co.) Eleven Bad Girls, with out the trouble of reading a whole novel about any one of them. Scene: Ford- ham. Dialogue: Ready made snappy comebacks. Ideas: minus. But hearts of gold. Lucette who couldn't attract anything but inferior men, but who knew how to run a dress shop. Sylvia who fell in love with a blind date, and who got as far as the altar before she realised that he was going to think blind date all his life. Vivien O'Day, who always thought of herself as the youngest of the king's three beautiful daughters, and who reached thirty still expecting to sit down and surpass her two older* sisters who were live ones. Angie who won- The Bright Red Answer o a Dark Brown Taste College Inn Tomato .Juice Cocktail WHEN you can't face the thought of Monday and it's only Sunday morning . . . and you KNOW you look like a picnic in Central Park ... it's time to pour a glass of College Inn Tomato Juice Cocktail. What a bracer! The invigorating juice of sun-ripened tomatoes blended with spices and lemon ... is ready to serve. Food shops sell it . . . drug stores serve it. College Inn Food Prod ucts Co., Chicago Chicken a la King Welsh Rarebit Cream of Tomato Soup . . . 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Overlooking Central Park with its lakes; and knoll?: especially refreshing during,/ the spring and summer months. , Same management as Hotel Plaza. dered why a night taxi driver had to go and marry her, when she was beautiful enough to attract almost anyone, but who couldn't elope because after all she was primarily a fond mother. And so on. Short lengths of the same thing, and fragments of the same kick. From Deauville to Monte Carlo Via Le Touquet, Biarritz, Vichy, Aix-les- Bains and Cannes: A Guide to the Gay World of France, by Basil Woon. (Horace Liveright.) A blue book of the casinos and cure places of the French sea coast, and of those who frequent them, Chicago being represented by Ganna Walska, Alexander Revell, and "a Mr. Kessler" who came to Deauville with a million francs and left with six million. A Preface to Morals, by Walter Lipp' mann. (The Macmillan Company.) $2.50. A guide to those who would take life seriously but not seriously enough to join the social revolution — if there is such a thing. Mr. Lippmann writes for the man who lost his old standards of authority in morals and re ligion and is staggered by the welter of present day life — or scared by Spengler. He preaches a sober humanism, allowing for all the enjoyments of our human lot but not asking for the moon. The norm of conduct for him is given by the scien- tist — who is disinterested, who pursues truth wherever it leads, and who does not seek to impose his will upon the world or the gods. Indeed we might say that Mr. Lippmann is a Spinoza made soci able and up-to-date. Wolf Solent, by John Cowper Powys. (Simon 6? Schuster.) 2 vols. $?. Chi- cagoans who have followed Mr. Powys in his lectures for the years that he has visited us will find that all his personal magic is distilled in his latest and best — and longest — novel. Wolf Solent going down to Dorchester to edit a "bawdy" history of the county that a degenerate squire is writing, finds two sorts of love, and a number of trials that break up his secret life — his "life illusion. " How he reconstructs that life in terms of the beneficent ministerings of natural beauty is told against a background of spiritual intrigues and agonies that show us coun try people every bit as decadent and as subtle as are the most Hemenwayesque dwellers in sophisticated and wicked cities. The Heaven and Earth of Dona Elena, by Grace Zaring Stone. (Bobbs-Mer- rill Company.) $2.50. A melodrama but done in the manner of the Bridge of San Luis Rey. That Capri Air, by Edwin Cerio. (Harper 6? Bros.) $3.50. Nobody knows who Edwin Cerio is, but we, are assured that he is not Norman Douglas. But as Norman Douglas and Capri are both so reputedly wicked it has been found desirable to have the present de scription of island life introduced by the impeccable Francis Brett Young. For the cinema goer a bit too keen to be entirely casual The 1929 Motion Picture Almanac announces a complete, timely, compact and authoritative survey of the American screen industry — principal entertainer to 40,000,000 of our population. Among other things a careful analysis of the talking picture the short feature presentation acts production and producers long runs film executives production costs films, new and in the making authoritative star biographies Price (Post paid) $2 The Herald-World Bookshop 37 W. Van Buren Street Chicago, Illinois On Sale at Marshall Field & Com pany, Brentano's, Krock's Book Store, Post Office News and the Congress and Drake Hotels. (If The selection of a bride or groom solely because either reads THE CHICAGOAN is, we feel, a bit drastic. (fl To infer that a graceful and wholehearted acceptance of the young couple in any newly married set is contingent upon their study of these pages is, we grant, a trifle hopeful. (J Nor do we urge an entire preoccupation with these lively pages during the honeymoon, or any other time. (J Rather, we specifically disclaim THE CHICAGOAN as a guarantee of marital felicity. C| Simply we mention the magazine as a timely and tempered mirror of the Town, a reflection of its goings on, a civilized commentary on the most zestful civic spectacle afforded by this planet. The subscription price is three dollars the year Five dollars for two years The address is four-o-seven south dearborn AND STUTZ STILL HAS 4 MAJOR FEATURES ALL ITS OWN Stutz is priced at $3395 to $6895 I. o. b. factory; Blackhawk prices, recently reduced, are $2395 to $2735 — the greatest values in motordom STUTZ AND It is an unwritten law of automobile adver tising not to print a competitor's name . . . All right— Stutz will play by rule. But the fact that ten different features are separately advertised by ten different cars -the fact that each of these features is somewhere made the substance of a whole advertising campaign- can hardly keep us from saying, "You get ALL TEN on the Stutz — and you get many more major features on Stutz and Blackhawk cars- which only these two cars combine." Here are the features. If you've liked them on some other car — see what goes with them on a Stutz. Car "A" -VALVE- IN- HEAD- The Stutz eight cylinder motor has always been a valve-in-head, freed from the noise of rocker arms. Car "B"-SAFETY GLASS ALL AROUND- For four years, this has been a part of Stutz leadership in safety. Car "C"-4-SPEED TRANSMISSION- There s something worth talking about. We predictthatcars without this improve ment will be as obsolete as cars without four-wheel brakes, within less than two years. Stutz and Blackhawk give you a transmission with four forward speeds. Car"D"~DUAL CARBURETION. Car "E" -DOUBLE-DROP FRAME. Car "F"-ONE- THRUST LUBRICATION. Car "G"-TWIN IGNITION. Car "H"-RYAN-LITES-these features are all on the Stutz. Car T'-OVERHEAD CAM-192 wearing surfaces are eliminated by this Stutz feature used in only one other American car-and it sells for three times the price. Car"J"-WORM DRIVE-The adoption of this superior final drive has made Stutz and Blackhawk safety possible. This type of drive is used on costly European cars. STUTZ LOW-WEIGHTED SAFETY - The greatest advance in car design since the engine was moved from beneath the seat and put under the hood. Stutz lowers the floor line 20%-which gives the low est center of gravity on any American car. STUTZ NOBACK- Automatically keeps the Stutz and Blackhawk from rolling back- wards-makes it as easy to shift gears or accelerate from a standing start on any upgrade as it is on the level. STUTZ BOOSTER BRAKES-Operate with the lightest pedal pressure— and antiquate existing standards of deceleration. STUTZ SIDE-BUMPER RUNNING BOARDS- Stutz and Blackhawk running boards are of heavy steel, integral with the frame in stead of being suspended on fragile brackets— a tremendous protection for car and passengers in case of side collision. What a combination of safety with per formance! NO WONDER STUTZ AND BLACKHAWK SALES have increased 172% this year in that criterion market-New York! In its concepts of beauty-in its haughty com mand of every road — Stutz is a leader which appeals to leaders. This is elo quently recorded in the fact that New Yorkers have increased theirordersforthe Stutz 1 72 %overthe same period last year. Take the wheel of one of these remark able cars— drive it any distance— and we predict that "Stutz" or "Blackhawk" will be your next car's name. STUTZ CHICAGO FACTORY BRANCH, inc. 2500 So. MICHIGAN AVE., CHICAGO, ILL. BLACKHAWK CARS NO OTHER AUTOMOBILE COMPANY CAN TRUTHFULLY SIGN THIS ADVERTISEMENT