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Newest and smartest designs from famous Par isian Couturiers and Furriers are now being shown, providing a selection from which copies or adaptations can be developed in peltries of rare elegance. MARSHALL FIEL & COMPANY D THE CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy FOLLOW THRU— Apollo, 74 West Ran dolph. Central 8240. The golf links and the Scotch game are here set to music and dancing. A show well, ah most elaborately, done and a pleasant evening. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. RAIN OR SHIHE— Four Cohans, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. A romp with Joe Cook set to dance and music. Reviewed by Charles Collins on page 24. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. PLEASURE BOUND— Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. A lavish stage piece with Eileen Stanley, Jack Pearl, Shaw and Lee and a lot of pleasing sup- port. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. .2:30. Closing October 5 for THE AMERICAN OPERA COMPACT — and what promises to be a noteworthy presentation of opera in English under society auspices. NEW MOON— Great Northern, 21 West Quincy. Central 8240. An operetta under the direction of Schwab and Man' del and offering a Chicago cast with Charlotte Lansing, Gene Huston, Roscoe Ails. And a pretty thing, too. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Drama JOURNEY'S END— Adelphi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. A moving drama of the war and the English gen' tlemen highly reviewed by Charles Col lins on page 24 of this issue. By all means. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed 2:30. THE LITTLE ACCIDENT— Selwyn, 180 North Dearborn. Central 3404. An ex tremely amusing piece in forecast con cerned with the pressing problem of casual fatherhood. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Mat. Thurs. and Sat. 2:30. THE PERFECT ALIBI— Garrick, 64 West Randolph. Central 8240.. A mystery play done by A. A. Milne (which is mysterious enough) and to be revealed after this notice is written. It will be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE KIBITZER— Woods, 74 West Ran dolph. Central 8240. Hebrew hilarity extremely well presented by George Sid ney and altogether a dandy performance. Might as well. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE NUT FARM— Cort, 132 North Dear born. Central 0019. A play which rol licked through the summer with Wally Ford in the lead and now takes a burst of life to crash across the football season. Such pertinacity must be and so forth. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— The Town by Night, by Nat Karson '. Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 Club and Restaurant 4 Editorially 7 Ghost Stories, by Warren Brown 9 First Down, by Charles Collins 1 1 Suggested Civic Emprises, by Sandor 14 The Humblest Muse, by Francis C Coughlin 15 The Handsome Classes, by Clarence Biers 16 Town Talk 17 The People Upstairs, by Phil Nesbit 18 Samuel Insull — Chicagoan, by Eugene Weare 20 The Stage, by Charles Collins 24 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 26 Music, by Janet Pollak 28 The Roving Reporter 30 The Chicagoenne, by Lucia Lewis...- 3 2 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 34 Books, by Susan Wilbur 38 KINGDOM OF GOD— Harris, 170 North Dearborn. Central 8240. Ethel Barry- more will open in this piece September 30. She follows at an as yet undecided date with THE LOVE DUEL. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. To be reviewed. THE JADE GOD— Playhouse, 410 South Michigan. Harrison 2300. A thriller in the oriental manner and reviewed on page 24. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. CAPRICE— Blackstone, 60 East 7th. Har rison 6609. The Theatre Guild unfolds on its autumn presentation September 23, Sil-Vara's love comedy being first. To be reviewed. SIGN X-T-Z— Studebaker, 410 South Mich igan. Harrison 2792. Geo. M. Cohan goes to bat in this one and advertises a novel new American play by Sam For rest. To be reviewed. CINEMA [See daily papers jar whereabouts; page 00 for more copious comment.'} FAST COMPANY: Ring Lardner's Elmer the Great with Jack Oakie as Elmer; baseball being what it is today, this is the snappiest cinema evening available. THE DANCE OF LIFE: Hal Skelly and Nancy Carroll in a Lux-urious repro duction of Burlesque; good if you haven't seen the original. STREET GIRL: Betty Compson and band in an important "first"; see page 00 for details. WORDS AND MUSIC: The last gasp in collegiate comedy; easy to forego. ALIBI: The best police picture ever made; an excellent entertainment as well as a force for righteousness. FLIGHTS* 4:00 p. m. central p. m. eastern time. CLEVELAHD—Lv. time. Ar. 7:45 Twelve-passenger tri-motored planes DETROIT— Two planes daily. Lv. 9:1? a. m. Ar. 12:45 p. m. Lv. 3:00 p. m. Ar. 6:30 p. m. Twelve-passenger tri- motored planes. (No Sunday service.) MINNEAPOLIS— Lv. 3:00 p. m. Ar. 6:50 p. m. Lv. 6:10 p. m. Ar. 10:40 p. m. Fourteen-passenger tri-motored planes. ST. PAUL—Lv. 3:00 p. m. Ar. 6:40 p. m. Lv. 6:10 p. m. Ar. 10:40 p. m. * Central standard time. For reserva tions and information phone State 7111. All planes take off from the Municipal Air port, 63 rd and Cicero Ave. [continued on page 4] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publish ing Co 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Advertis ing Representatives— Simpson- Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copies 15c. Vol VIII No 1— Sept. 28, 1929. Entered as second class matter, March 25, 1927, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3, 187V. TUQCUICAGOAN 3 6Ai-6S0652. idrriona 4 TWE CHICAGOAN [listings begin on page 2] ST. LOUIS— Lv. 1:00 p. m. Ar. 3:40 p. m. Six-passenger planes. MILWAUKEE— Lv. 6:10 a. m. Ar. 7:00 a. m. Proceeds to Green Bay. Seven- passenger cabin planes. CINCINNATI— Lv. 8:30 a. m. Ar. 12:30 p. m. Lv. 2:00 p. m. Ar. 6:00 p. m. Two and four-passenger cabin planes. TABLES Luncheon ST HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL —3 16 Federal. Wabash 0770. The splendid victuals of Albion are here served up impeccably in a most soothing atmosphere. A notable luncheon choice. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. The lunching place of LaSalle Street notables, who are as meticulous in secur ing sound dining as they are in selecting sound investments. SCHLOGL'S — 37 N. Wells. A restaurant noted for its literary flavor and not less worthy for fifty years of excellent vie tualry. A show place. Richard is the waiter. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. American foods are here prepared in state to make a brave con test before the diner waves a parting napkin. Sandrock is maitre d'hotel. ROCOCO TEA ROOM— 161 E. Ohio. Delaware 1242. A cozy kitchen within walking distance of the Loop, this one offers swell Swedish food. Might as well have herring. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan Blvd. Harrison 2628. A Pullman Building haven overlooking the Institute and Lake Michigan and overlooking nothing at all in food, comfort, atmosphere, service. Mons. Hieronymus is proprietor. THE PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 1975. Apt to be more in femi nine than masculine taste, The Picca dilly, nevertheless, does pretty capably with groceries. A great place to meet the girl friend. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. A mod erately snooty luncheon in good surround ings and with alert people, Maillard's is a very adequate noontime jaunt. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. A lunch place reasonably exclusive and well patronized by moderate diners. Dinner BLACKSTOHE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. A very high point, indeed, in counting up Chicago's civiliza tion. Dinner to the soothing music of Margraff's band. (An excellent lunch eon, also.) August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVEHS HOTEL— 110 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. A tremendous hotel very pleasantly served and staffed. The Ste vens is a wise luncheon or dinner choice. Doc Davis' band. (Try the Colchester Grill for lunch.) COKGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. A show place to a wise and wary boulevard. The Con gress manifests adequate glitter and live liness. Dancing in the Balloon Room to Johnny Hamp's band. Ray Barrette is headwaiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A gracious hotel ad mirably located, The Palmer House offers superior victual and a refreshingly good hotel orchestra. (A luncheon choice also.) Muller is maitre d'hotel. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. Respectable, frequented by nice people and smoothly managed, The Edgewater Beach is a sane dinner and dance choice any time. Ted Fiorito's band — good — and knowing dancers in the Marine Din ing Room. Wildenhus is headwaiter. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. The Gold Coast in its purest vein, wealthy, suave, alert and handsomely served, The Lakeshore Drive Hotel is everything it should be. John Birgh is headwaiter. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. The Drake is largest of the class inns; it is splendid for dining and dancing; it is well known; it is always a good place. Jack Chap man's band. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. BELMOKT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. The Belmont is the bright spot of the mid-north side. It is, therefore, here mentioned as a dinner place. No dancing. SHORELAHD HOTEL— 5454 Southshore Drive. Plaza 1000. One of the best dining rooms and certainly one of the best served tables in the city. A notable dinner place out 60uth. LE PETIT GOURMET— 615 N. Michigan. Fashionable -and a show place, with good food and good company, here flourishes a luncheon and dinner cellar. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. A German parlor, rosy and robust and sponsor, under the eye of Herr Gallauer, to innumerable Teutonic dishes. JIM IRELAHD'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. A sea food store open until 4:00 a. m. and breath taking at the table. Mons. Ireland oversees in person. LAIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. French in inspiration, and livened by dancing to a so-so band and private dining rooms, L'Aiglon is well fed and well attended. JULIENS— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Here frog leg and scallop night is a fes tivity worthy of good Doctor Rabeleis' note book. Promptly at 6:30; phone for reservation. CAFE LOUISIANE— 1341 S. Michigan. Michigan 1837. Creole dining unsur passed and enlightened by the knowing attention of Mons. Max, headwaiter, and Mons. Gaston Alcitore, who is table guide and philosopher. Consult these gentlemen always before ordering a meal, and preferably by telephone some hours earlier. Twelve Nights in a Dozen Night Clubs PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 North Michi gan. Dearborn 4388. The highest-hat of downtown clubs in Russian environ ment and handsomely seen to in all de partments, Petrushka will be open about September 28 after a splendid season at Sky Harbor. The best people. Kinsky is chief servitor. Khmara is master of ceremonies. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 East Onta rio. Delaware 0930. A late and know ing retreat well patronized by wise people and under the smooth direction of Danny Barone. Hostesses, entertainment, food and goings on until breakfast anyway. Ernie Hales is headwaiter. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. A lively place, too, with much enthusiasm, stunning hostesses, entertain ment, Southern and Chinese cookery and a good dancing crowd. GREEK MILL— 4806 Broadway. Sunny- side 3400. A large and well populated night place on the north side with a lavish show as night club shows go, young people, good music. Reasonably priced. Dave Bondi is headwaiter. GRANADA CAFE— 6800 Cottage Grove. Hyde Park 0646. Redecorated and mi nus Guy Lombardo's music, which palled dreadfully on this observer anyway, The Granada offers Ted Weems at the band stand and a young alert dancing crowd after September 26. Billy Leather is headwaiter. TURKISH VILLAGE— 606 North Clark. Delaware 1456. A rousing eye opener any time after 11 p. m., and somehow the party always gets a break. VANITY FAIR— 803 Grace. Buckingham 3254. One of the smaller clubs, but then it's usually later than the others. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. A varied clientele, some of the best after dark entertainment in town, respectable, Sleepy Hall's orchestra. Zittleman is headwaiter. KELLY'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. Perhaps not so popular as it used to be, Bert Kelly's, neverthe less, is three screams louder than any night club in the universe and a great deal more informal and considerably cheaper than most. Johnny Makeley is headwaiter. PLEASURE INN— 231 East 35th. An outstanding show place in Chicago night life, yet it is comparatively little known. It is not, however, for Aunt Bertha nor for visiting Southrons. A Gloria Swan- son presides. FROLICS CAFE— 18 East 22nd. Victory 7011. A night club in the old tradition of gents and ladies on a lark. THE FOUNTAIN— 3848 Cottage Grove Avenue. Douglas 3740. A late club with genuinely competent customers and gay place for people whose manners are uniformly correct no matter what- Don't TI4 9 CHICAGOAN The New hosiery for the Ensemble idea . . . TEN lovely new ensemble shades have glorified the fall hosiery of Peck & Peck! No matter what color or shade you seek to blend with your new fall outfit, you will find it at Peck & Peck's . . . find it a thing of beauty in itself and the flattering accompaniment of your ensemble motif. 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OJOIOCK k B A U 6 Rl THE epitaph of Ex-Mayor Dever should proclaim to posterity this shining fact of his long public career : "He spent his life in politics without becoming a poli tician." William Emmett Dever had too much dignity of spirit, too much honesty of mind, to stultify himself with the mean evasions, the craven compromises, the cynical ges tures that unfortunately compose the picture of the typi cal American politician. During his term of office as mayor he devoted himself, first and last, to the progres sive and enlightened conduct of municipal business with out motivating any of his acts or policies upon a second term. With him, political office was not a game to be played selfishly, but an opportunity for service to be earn estly pursued. He worked in the white light of candor instead of skulking in the shadows of trickery. The Michigan Avenue bridge and its approaching plazas may be accepted as his monument. This great civic im provement was planned and begun, of course, before the Dever regime, but it was completed in his administration. He led the procession which dedicated it and clipped the ribbon which let the first wave of traffic flow across. It stands there as characteristic of the man — a wide gateway to the city's heart, honest and open under the sky. A SPORT-SPECTACLE of such far-flung interest as the impending "world's series" games between the Cubs of Chicago and the Athletics of Philadelphia should be held in our greatest and most accessible amphi theatre — Soldier Field. The fact that the management of the Cubs insists upon playing its half of the games on Wrigley Field, where the National League pennant was won, testifies to its sentimentality rather than to its yearn ing for a maximum of gate receipts, and so may be ap plauded; but other things being equal, Soldier Field should have been the place. The soundest argument against the Grant Park stadium as the arena for this exciting tournament is its lack of a carefully tended, velvet-turfed baseball diamond, fit for exhibitions of championship skill. That could not have been remedied in time for the conflict between Cubs and Athletics. But the South Park commissioners should take steps to prepare such a diamond for possible use in the fall of 1930 and thereafter. Our Cubs look good for sev eral pennants. The only other argument against the use of Soldier Field for the series is that its noble terraces are too far from the scene of action, and that a baseball game there could be enjoyed only through telescopes. This is non sense. At least 85,000 people out of its 110,000 capacity would be seated where they would have an excellent panorama of the games. Moreover, they would have the pleasure, denied the denizens of typical baseball parks, of seeing genuine old-fashioned home-runs, with fielders chas- Editorially ing the ball like hounds and batters legging it furiously for the full circuit. We prophesy that the Cubs will win, and we believe that our civic pride has not biassed our opinion on this point. Every time some ultra-knowing person remarks that the Athletics have the better pitching staff, we answer: "Oh, yeah? Well, the Cubs have the higher team batting average. And besides, whenever we went to see the White Sox this summer, we found that seventh-place nine taking your famous Athletics for a ride." ? THE coming of the Graf Zeppelin was an epic hour in the lives of our Three Million. Now we know how the inhabitants of San Salvador felt when the caravels of Cristobal Colon came sailing out of the blue in finity of ocean; how the warriors of Tenochtitlan felt when the conquistadores of Cortez rode down upon them on strange, earth-shaking beasts; how Gelett Burgess thought he would feel if he should ever behold a purple cow. In that enchanted hour between five and six upon the evening of August 28, a spell of wonder fell upon us, stripping us of the armor of sophistication, peeling us out of our shells of indifference to the age of miracles. At the sight of this strange wind-thing, we became awe-stricken savages upon a barbaric beach, breathlessly marvelling at a mighty manifestation of unknown gods. We knew all about Zeppelins, of course. We had been reading of them for years. We had seen them in motion pictures. We had studied diagrams of their digestive sys tem. We were prepared to admire. Then the thing came, transcending all expectations with its majesty, its power, its ease of maneuver, its flabbergasting uncanniness; and we were as little children, amazed into bewilderment. Until we saw the Graf Zeppelin we had never been completely convinced of the fulfillment of that ancient dream called "the conquest of the air." Airplanes arc merely engines betting their power against the force of gravity. But the Graf Zeppelin is a mystery in its native element. It is the Great Roc of the Arabian Nights. ? MAURICE BROWNE left us fifteen years ago, a bankrupt pioneer of the Little Theater movement who had found Chicago sterile ground for his ex periments in the esthetics of the drama. He came back re cently as the producer and owner of Journeys End, a play wearing international laurels and earning as much money as a division of General Motors. The stone which the builders refused had become the head of the corner. The tom-toms of publicity throbbed furiously. The return of the rejected esthete as a conquer ing go-getter was celebrated with copious effusions of printer's ink. One touch, however, was overlooked : there should have been a parade down Michigan Avenue of the I-Knew-Maurice-Browne-When club, led by brasses play ing: "Strike up the band; here comes a sailor!" 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Rockne," or any of the other 1,001 by-lines attached, not one of these gentlemen has ever seen the story prior to publication, and that 99 per cent of these gentlemen will not see it even after publication. Nor could they read it if they saw it. This, however, is not an accurate estimate of the expert, nor be it added, of ghost writing. It is a bit too sanguine. Briefly the hierarchy of ghost writ ers may be divided into three orders (a) those who consult with the by-line owner and so reduce his ideas, if any, to presentable literary form; (b) those who do not consult with the by-line owner but decide what ideas, if any, he has on a given subject, and reduce those assumed ideas to presentable literary form; (c) those who do not give a good gosh durn what the owner of the by-line thinks about any subject, given or otherwise, but bat out a story that will fill up the required amount of space on whatever day the by-line owner's name is scheduled to appear in the public prints; these last gents are seldom literary — nor, for that matter, are the first two orders. Rarer are by line owners who actually prepare their own compositions and set them afloat upon prose uncharted seas. These strange creatures, of course, By WARREN BROWN scorn the ghost writer, and really have no business butting into an inquiry such as this. THE football field has brought to print more by-line owners who actually indite their own messages than any other sportive precinct. Rockne, of Notre Dame, Jones, late of Yale, and Warner, of Stanford, are 100 per cent authors. Rockne, I might add, is one of the few always interesting Who Ghosts Who EDITOR'S NOTE : Imminence of the World's Series prompts this sotto voce confidence that Mr. Babe Ruth's printed comment on that epic combat will emanate from the type writer of Mr. Ford Frick, of the Tiew Yor\ Journal, that James Crus- inberry of the Chicago Daily Hews will write the paragraphs signed by the irreplacable Rogers Hornsby, and that a Philadelphia reporter yclept James C. Isaminger is scheduled to voice the expert critique — or alibi, as the case may be — of the esteemed visitor, Connie Mack. The forth right "Hack" Wilson will be batted for, in type, by Wayne Otto, the competent Cuyler by Donald Mcln- tyre, and Mons. John "Mugsy" Mc- Graw by the alliterative Bozeman Bulger of the Hew Tor\ Evening World. But when you read the reasons given by Manager Joseph Vincent McCarthy for his Cubs' performance you may be sure your information is authoritative, precise, unquestionable; because — and this is quite likely to cost The Chicagoan one of its best pitching arms — Manager McCarthy's ghost-writer is Mr. Warren Brown of Chicago, Illinois. writers. He has ideas, plenty of them, and is not averse to putting them on paper in English. At the start of his sport writing career, Rockne's efforts were characterized by opening with some innocuous statement or two, with the wallop concealed somewhere in the course of the story. This made life miserable for copy readers until a kind friend took Rock to one side and ex plained that a wallop at the start might attract more attention to his writing. He agreed; and it has. In baseball, Eddie Collins, now one of the Athletics' coaches, is one of the few authors who prepares his own copy. The outstanding author in golf is Bobby Jones, with "Chick" Evans probably the runner-up, on a word- production basis. There has been doubt as to Jones' authorship of articles bearing his name, many preferring to believe that O. B. Keeler, Bobby's Boswell ghosts for the Atlantan. Having seen Jones write several of his articles, I am inclined to argue that Bobby is as much responsi ble for literature by Bobby Jones as he is for the golf by Bobby Jones. Evans, I am told, dictates much of his mate rial. It must be a gift. Few authors can do it. BUT if golf and football authors who go in for writing scorn the ghosting, the field for writing wraiths is far from limited. Some sort of rec ords were attained, I imagine, when pugilism went prose composition and such noted authors as Luis Angel Firpo, Georges Carpentier, Max Schmeling, Paulino Uzscudun, and 10 TUECWICAGOAN Eugene Criqui lent their by-lines, for a consideration, to the greater glory of the sport pages. Of these, Schmeling alone had any working knowledge of the English language, upon arrival in this country. But day after day, stories signed by tin eared typists appeared, and were crammed with American slang, and typical sport page phrasing. All this perhaps goes to show that the way to master a language is to employ a ghost writer. And aren't they still arguing that a gent named Bacon ghosted for Will Shakespeare? Firpo's case presented one of the first problems in ghost writing. Criqui, Paulino, and the rest came along after wards. " Carpentier was press agented so much as a Man of Mystery that a public was ready to believe anything about him — anything, that is, save that he could last beyond the time that Jack Dempsey decided to permit him to last. Firpo's ghost writer was Bill— other wise William Slavens— McNutt, and what a man he was! It is a matter of record that while Firpo was still on the floor for the last time and decidedly out, McNutt was able to interview his man in Spanish, translate, and record by clicking telegraph the earth-shaking "By Luis Firpo" story, for immediate release. It might be said, in McNutt's defense for this super-human achieve ment, that his Spanish was fully as limpid as Firpo's English if not quite as limp as the late Wild Bull of the Pampas. THE Firpo incident was later equaled when Babe Ruth was sticken ill on one of the training trips of the Yankees. Even while the Babe was lying unconscious and being rushed northward as fast as southern railroads could rush, his ghost writer was on the job. On that day and date a "By Babe Ruth" story discussing whatever the Babe was scheduled to discuss was duly written. Written, did I say? Nay more, it was duly printed! And Ruth's story, dictated while he was unconscious, was one of the best he ever wrote. Something should be said at this time of the wizardry of Walter Hagen, author. Not very long ago while Sir Walter was enjoying the delights of Detroit he was able to turn out an eye-witness story of a golf tournament going on some 25 miles out of Milwaukee. And at Lakewood, N. J., while Schmeling was in training for his fight against Paulino, I ran across Jack Lawrence, a New York newspaper man, who gained fame as the owner of the typewriter upon which Demp sey landed the evening that Firpo knocked him out of the ring. Lawrence was particularly despon dent. Everyone looks despondent in Lakewood in the summer time. But Lawrence was abusing the privilege. "I have reached the depths of jour nalism," said Lawrence. "I am now ghost writing for Joe Jacobs." P. S. Joe Jacobs is the Joe Beckett of managers. Urban Phenomena Keys THE Wellington Hardware Store on North Clark Street has coined a happy slogan. Don't wa\e your wife. We ma\e \eys. They do. For twenty- five cents. "Duplicate keys are made from blank keys of which there are several thou sand varieties," its mistress, Mrs. Sco- field, told us, going on to describe the process. Then Mr. Russell, the lock smith, gave a practical demonstration, with our own latch key as the model. The process of making a duplicate key begins with matching the model key to a blank key with identical cor rugations, but without dents. Both keys are then placed in position on the key machine, the model in the left vise, the blank in the right. The machine is adjusted, the model key gaged from the shoulder, and key duplicating be gins. While the model key is run back and forth over the gage, the cutter saws identical dents in the blank key. This operation being completed, the rough edges of the new key are filed down and the job is done. Key blanks themselves come in aston ishing variety. They are either flat or corrugated. They may be either "bit" keys — the ordinary pattern of house keys — or "cylinder" keys — for baffling Yale and Corbin safeguards. Locks themselves are no proof against lock smiths. But in case a householder's keys are stolen the smith is glad to re arrange his lock and provide a new key for fifty cents. Besides this ordinary key machine, many locksmiths have a code machine on which keys can be made if an order and key number is phoned or mailed in. The key thus made by number is identical in the minutest detail to that the locksmith has never seen. A story is told of a Californian wir ing the number of his automobile key to a Chicago locksmith who made two keys and sent them away in the next mail. The Californian had his keys in the normal length of time for a letter to go to Oakland from Chicago. — M. B. THE CHICAGOAN n r\ i si •c First Down! Slants and Angles of Football, 1929 By CHARLES COLLINS IT is time to begin talking football, in spite of the absorbing adventures of the Cubs. The National Pastime may be in the spot-light, preparing to take a world's series of encores, but the famous team of Punts and Passes lurks jealously in the wings, eager to offer its autumnal character-building act. First, let us consider the inevitable question: Who is going to win the Big Ten championship this year? We are prepared to answer this like an expert. We don't know. If you feel any urge toward prophecy, remem ber the season of 1928, when the omens changed every Saturday. Not until the last whistle of that hectic tournament were Herr Zuppke's, Mini discovered, sitting on top of the heap. George Bernard Shaw, the great authority on prize-fighting, once wrote a play about football. He titled it, You Never Can Tell. W, If you wish to hear from any of the occupants of the inner shrine, Glenn Thistlethwaite, coach at Wisconsin, has spoken. He fears North western and Minnesota. An apprentice mentor of the gridiron, address ing a luncheon club of paunchy alumni recently, was bold enough to classify the teams now under tuition in three divisions, according to their probable strength. In the first division, he put Wis consin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan; in the second, North western, Purdue and Indiana; and in the third, Ohio State and Chicago. This rating omits Iowa — an oversight which seems to reflect a general tendency in the Western Conference. Iowa was the victim of a great omitting party held by the Big Ten faculty committee last spring; but the anathema then proclaimed does not take official effect until next January. The Hawkeye team will be "in there fighting" as usual this fall, led by Willis Glassgow, the gallant half-back who said, when there was talk about salaried gladiators: "Where is that fund? I need a new pair of pants." >5? *>J>: PROSPECTS are bright at Northwest ern, dark at Chicago, and normal at Illinois, these being the three regional uni versities with which our educational emo tions are most deeply concerned. North western has Bruder to star in place of the graduated Holmer; it has some new line men with ferocious names, such as Engel- britzen, whose dimensions are impressive; it has a sophomore fullback named Moore of unusual promise. In short, the Purple squad presents the clinical picture of a tough gang. At Chicago the lamp of learning, burning brightly, does not reveal new material of marked athletic endow ment. Moreover, Mendenhall, best of the veteran backs, has been declared in eligible for competition because he is a low-grade bacteriologist. Mr. Stagg, like Br'er Rabbit, is saying nothing as usual. He takes the boys as they come and works over them prayer fully; and his Maroons are always worth watching. Last year was the worst in their history, but even so r* 3 Lkku; 12 THE CHICAGOAN *>x 'Ss SS SS* their game against Pennsylvania was one for the books. It may be noted (because it hasn't been printed any where except in Spalding's Guide) that the forward pass play which beat the Maroons that day (Shober to Scull, 60 yards of pass, 18 yards of run for a touch-down) was the longest of the national season, and so has passed into history. The character that should speak the prologue to the approaching drama of football, how- ever, is one who will never make a touch down. He ap pears almost every season, represent ing the philosophy of the game; he says a few enig matic words to which the grand- standers pay little heed; and then he withdraws into ob scurity. His name is New Rules. ONE of the fascinating elements of football has been the fact that there was always a fighting chance for the weaker team. Apple-knocker Col lege, brought in as a sacrificial victim for the bone-crushers of Superpower University, was likely to snap up a fumble at some fate -haunted moment of the last quarter, and scamper away with the victory. There was hope for the underdog in the breaks of the game; and many a light-weight team has risen to a heroic frenzy in its struggle against superior strength; has fought off the death-grapple, and has alertly seized its opportunity to win. This was the poetry of football. Well, they have changed all that. Sponsors of the theory that the stronger team should always win — that is to say, the organized coaches — have persuaded the rules committee to take the fumble out of football. A major operation has been performed upon the game, amputating one of its most dramatic moments. Here is the new rule: "The referee shall declare the ball dead when a backward pass or fumble strikes the ground and is recovered by an opponent." Also, the ball is dead when a kicked ball is legally recovered by the kicker's side. This now applies not only to punts, as before, but also to kick-offs, free kicks and aborted punts which do not cross the line of scrimmage. Thus the romantic aspects of the loose ball have been abandoned; and the doc trine, so popular in this age of follow ing the band-wagon, that the better team must not be baffled by a stroke of ill-luck, has been written into the football code. This new rule offers food for the meditations of a philosopher upon the prowess-worshipping propen sities of the American people. How we grovel before champions — any champion, that is, except Gene Tunney! AN attempt has- been made to com- i\ promise with the complainants against the try-for-point after touch down. These conscientious objectors are chiefly newspaper writers catering to the championship mania and old grads whose white-haired boys were defeated by a score of 7 to 6. They represent another movement to rob the game of a romantic climax. To pla cate them, the rules committee has fixed the try-for-point scrimmage line at two yards from the goal instead of three. As if to say: "Well, if these much-abused 7 to 6 losers haven't got a goal-kicker, they ought to be able to punch the ball over from the two-yard line with a so-called power play." Another addition to the code deals with the annoyance of the "screened pass"- — passive interference with the defense against the pass by rambling linemen ineligible to receive. Teeth have been added to last year's rule by making a fifteen-yard penalty manda tory; and there is to be no benefit of doubt. "In case of doubt," says the new rule, "as to such interference or obstruction of right-of-way, the pen alty shall be inflicted." So you may expect to see fewer com pleted passes this season. The shape of the ball has been slightly changed. The rule-makers, solemnly issuing detailed specifications for the prolate spheroid, have an- TUE CHICAGOAN 13 nounced that "its entire surface is to be convex." In other words, it is to be rounder at stem and stern than be fore. To accomplish this, its waist line, or circumference around the short axis, has been decreased. The old ball measured from TlVi to 23 inches around the equator; the new ball will measure from 22 to 22J/2 inches. The reasons for the rounder-pointed and more slender ball have not yet been explained by any scientist of the game in this vicinity. Perhaps its bounces after punts will be less errat ic; perhaps the passer's grip upon it will be firmer. Its legal weight (14 to 15 ounces) remains unchanged. Write your own theory about the new ball. Other changes in the rules are of interest to the victims rather than to the spectators. Read them and weep for the good old days of mayhem: "The committee deprecates the gen eral and unnecessary taping of hands by linemen." "There shall be ... no striking an opposing lineman on the head, neck or face with the palm of the hand, ex cept when the arms are moving with the body as a part of the charge." Pen alty, fifteen yards. THE important intersectional games on the Big Ten schedules are as follows: Kansas at Illinois, Kansas Aggies at Purdue, and Colgate at Wisconsin, October 5; Vanderbilt at Minnesota, October 12; Colgate at Indiana, October 19; Chicago at Princeton, November 2; Harvard at Michigan, Army at Illinois, and Mis sissippi at Purdue, November 9; Navy at Ohio, November 16, and Washing ton at Chicago, November 23. Notre Dame will adopt Chicago as its home-town for the season, pending the construction of a stadium on Car- tier Field. Rockne's paladins, popu larly known as the Irish, will perform three times on Soldier Field — against Wisconsin, October 19; against Drake, November 9; and against Southern California, November 16. They will meet Northwestern on Dyche Field, November 23. These four dates should gratify that large portion of our popu lation which has an insatiable appetite for the "Rockne system." Notre Dame is famed for having the largest body of volunteer alumni in the country. Loyola will also be an active factor in the Chicago season. Heretofore this college, where excellent football is taught according to the doctrine of the Buddha of Notre Dame, has been hampered by an inadequate playing field, and its teams have been travel ers. But now, with an efficient new stadium at Devon Avenue and Sheri dan Road, the Loyolans will strive to entertain their fellow-citizens almost every Saturday afternoon. Five games will be played at home, against Okla homa City University, Coe College, St. Louis University, South Dakota and North Dakota. Moreover, Loyola's feud with its civic rival, De Paul, will be settled on Soldier Field Nov. 2. These Roman Catholic col leges play big-league football, and will reward observation. If anyone feels dissatisfied with the ample collegiate arrangements for Saturday afternon excitement in the open air between October 1 and No vember 30, his attention may be called to the mythological heroes of the grid iron who have departed for the Plu tonian shores of professional football. They work Sunday afternoons. Dris- coll, Grange and Sternaman will toil for the Bears at Wrigley Field; Nevers of Stanford and Maple of Oregon State will hustle for the Cardinals at Comiskey Park. Avete, gladiatores! Morituros salw tamus. 14 THE CHICAGOAN Suggested Chicago Emprise Let Mr. McCarthy s Cubs Have at Mr. Mack's Quakers in the Grant Park Circus Maximus and Give the Fans a Roman Holiday THE CHICAGOAN 15 The Humblest Muse Being the Least Grandiose of All Ventures into Public Print By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN CONSIDERING the forms of authorship whereby men creep and intrude and climb into eight-point type, this observer is inclined to pass by the resounding novelist, the philosopher, the glittering feature man, the moping poet and certainly the poet's glad astounding sec ond cousin who carols at the top of half the "Columns" in the literate world. Too often the novelist is a 600-page bore, the feature writer a Christmas tree ornament, the poet something worse to the extreme limits of proper speech, the philoso pher as second rate as most of Penguin Island it not, in deed, as horrid to the higher nerve centers as Count Key ser ling. Not so the humble penman who is darling of this article. The many-sided and fiery fellow who fills "Letters from Readers" columns day after day claims our cheers. How fanciful he is! What range and penetration of intellect! What aspiration! And how admirably couched in human language so that the idiom of the plains country booms, bellows, crackles and sobs the whole orchestral register of prose effects! NO formal author, not even the princely writers bound in blue morocco and spangled with diamond dust, approaches our volunteer in sympathy for his human kind, and beyond that for animate and inanimate kind as well. No bookman, however completely he lies within the influ ence of his particular national school, is a patriot to be compared with the indignant reader who asks for 5,000 cruisers and a war every fortnight — nor with the even more vehement super-patriot who assails all naval arma ment and favors scuttling cruisers and chauvinists together by way of making Columbia a more perfect gem of the ocean. Moreover, in the matter of sincerity — for famous writers are notorious sophists— the "Letters from Readers" man stands gloriously alone. Not only is he willing to point out the thing to do; he proposes doing it himself. If Pro Bono Publico deserves to have his syllogisms socked on nose, then A Constant Reader socks the syllogisms; he stands ready to sock Pro Bono Publico as well. He wears no philosopher's collar. But let the people's symphony be announced. It sounds for itself. \liere is a typical day~\ SEES ROBIN Oak Park, 111., Sept. 28.— I think I have seen the first robin of the year today. The brave little fellow arrived early for 1930. He was plainly seen at Clinton and Madison. Think of it. 0. J. DlLK. ATTENTION, LEGAL DEPT. Chicago, 111., Sept. 28. — A year and a half ago I bought furniture on credit sufficient to furnish my four room apartment. The bill came to $2,500. Since then I have payed the furniture company $17.50 in all. Now they want more. Will no one save an honest American home from these blood suckers? Desperate. DOG HOME Evanston, 111., Sept. 28. — Can noth ing be done for a homeless puppy in this great rich city? I have a dog. He is a wonderful companion. The other day I was talking to a woman who should know better. She maligned all dumb animals. So I told her a story. When I was a little girl father brought home six dogs he had won in some raffle. Mother was displeased. One day a neighbor woman who was an old cat accosted mother and tried to joke about the dogs. "I see Mr. Twiller won six dogs," said the lady. "Isn't it nice to have dogs around the home when the man is always out of evenings." "You shut up," said my mother. I have never forgotten that lesson. (Miss) Tabitha Twiller. FARM RELIEF Fort Dodge, la., Sept. 28, 1929.— I have a simple solution for the farm problem. Let all farmers now farming be paid $5,000 a year by the government at Washington plus $2,000 by the state in which they live. The $7,000 would nicely take care of the farmer's im mediate needs. Then as his needs grew the payment should be increased. These payments from the federal government could come from war debts which will certainly be paid now that we are almost in the world court. And I be lieve the farmer would be happy. The state money could come from bootleg fines. Think of it: a congressman's salary is $10,000 a year. I have yet to see a congressman who is worth a single farmer. Pro Bono Publico. CANCELS Three Shrubs, Idaho, Sept. 28.— I have just seen your contemptible article in the issue of August 3. You may cancel my subscription and keep your filthy paper. You don't know enough to live in this Twentieth Century. You are too far behind the times. A (Former) Reader. FLAPPER Pesotum, 111., Sept. 28, 1929.— The trouble is with these flappers and their clothes. Sometimes I think I will go haywire. Veritas. DRY Chicago, 111., Sept. 28, 1929.— I have always had an open mind on prohi bition. I have never thought evil of anyone. But if these alien bootleggers don't quit selling their poison to the youth of America, I am in favor of publicly executing every liquor dis penser whose ancestors came from Europe, I don't care if it's ten genera tions back. And the execution should be preceded by just enough torture to convince the culprit that this is a free country and he must abide by our laws. There must be no compromise with treason. A Christian. (After these, the deluge) AGREES Cottage Grove, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— Pet 'er there, Idaho. I am with you HQtyr. This has got to stop. Another (Former) Reader. DISAGREES Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— I was once in Idaho. Them Mormons out there can't appreciate a high-grade paper. Well, this is just to let you know that I am today subscribing for my 2-year-old boy and his sister aged 6 months. Keep up the good work. I'm for you. You Know. BIRD Downer's Grove, 111., Sept. 31.— What do you mean a robin in Oak Park? Every bird fancier but O. J. Dilk knows that robins appear first and last in Downer's Grove. I'll bet it was a blue jay. A. H. Hatter. 16 THE CHICAGOAN FLAPPER Chicago, 111., Sept. 31. — If you ask me, Veritas is already haywire. I have made up a poem about him. It goes like this: Old Veritas comes from Pesotum, If anybody's got bats he's got them. A Flapper and Proud op IT. DEBTS Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— I have read carefully Pro Bono Publico's analysis of the farm relief problem and his "solution." As I see it, he is a rank un-American with all the Red tendencies from Moscow and then some. Now this is the way it is. The war debts were contracted for arms and credit advanced during the war. Now economists agree that they can't be paid back in money or in goods. What I say is, pay them back in kind. That is the French can lend us their army and the British their navy and deduct from their bills just what their arma ments cost by the year. Thus we will be put to no expense for defense and they will be at no expense for aggression. What I object to is this sentiment about Congressmen. It is un-Amer ican. Let Pro Bono Publico read the constitution. Ex-Sergeant. FARM RELIEF Perry, Indiana, Sept. 31, 1929.— I read a piece in your paper that the farmer was to get $7,000 a year. Now where do I go to get this money? I am a farmer and I believe I am entitled to the money. Tell me where to go to get the money and I will be much obliged. D. K. River. DOGS Cicero, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— If Miss Twiller's old man got six dogs I wish he would communicate with me through these columns. I am thinking of starting a dog track as soon as this injunction business cleans up. 0. K. J. FANATIC Calumet, Ind., Sept. 31, 1929.— The reader signing himself A Christian is a low down, ignorant, bigoted fanatic. He hasn't a spark of decency or fair ness in his body. That kind of man Remarkable, isn't it, how very few handsome people one sees in the partially submerged orders? ought to be hung up by the thumbs until he gets some sense. He is a menace to everybody. If I ever meet him I will sure teach him a thing or two. I stand for freedom and restraint. Reason. DOGS Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— I think the sentiment about the dogs was won derful. I am writing to suggest that Miss Twiller's piece be read aloud every day in the public schools. A Friend. CONTRIBUTES Chicago, 111., Sept. 31.— My heart goes out to Miss Twiller and her dogs. Every day some forlorn little waif is picked up on the streets and taken to the dog pound where care is inade quate and the surroundings unfit for any living thing. I suggest that friends of dogs speak for the animals at the next council meeting and present a petition to Presi dent Hoover in Washington asking for a new dog refuge to be constructed in the Forest Preserve. I know this would take only a trifle in money and in the meantime I stand ready to do my share. Think, if every dog lover contributed a dollar we would have $3,500,000 in Chicago alone for dog houses. Bow Wow. MOVED Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— These furniture companies are easy. One bothered me for a couple of months. Then I moved. Since that time they took the hint and stayed away. They pick only on the weak and helpless. T. O. H. BABY Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— I hate dogs and wish they could be all sent to the pound. What good is a dog to a mother? I'll bet Miss Twiller's mother wouldn't trade her one baby for all six dogs. And she was right. Father. PESOTUM Chicago, 111., Sept. 31, 1929.— I do not know where Pesotum is, but I agree with the little piece published by a man from there the other day. It's a shame. Victorian. ANSWERS DESPERATE Rockford, 111., September 31. — Re member, Mr. Desperate, that the busi ness man pays first and last for your home furnishings. Do you realize what furniture costs? The business man is not a blood sucker but a server to the great American public. Try to meet him half way. He is human if you let him be human. The password to suc cess is cooperation not anarchy. The rewards of life are service. I will not stand for the business man being called a blood sucker. I dare you to print this. L. H. H. THE CHICAGOAN 17 TOWN TALK Poise THE gentleman (he was a golfer and practically all golfers are gen tlemen) had been playing the early holes on the long course in Jackson Park very well. In fact, quite well. He had (despite the fact that it is a pub lic course) a caddy. He came to the fourteenth hole, which measures off 507 yards. "Five hundred and seven yards," said the golfer. "Well, that's 507 yards." "An easy two," said the golfer, "yes, I'm certain this will be a two for me." "Two?" asked one of his partners. "Two?" demanded another of the four some. "Two," said the golfer, firmly, "and I'll stick to it." He addressed the ball. It was one of the most miserable dubs ever made on the course. The ball wandered some forty yards. "Boy," said the golfer, unperturbed, "my putter." Citizen NIGHT schools are open. For at least three weeks they have of fered the delights of education all the way from eighth grade diplomas through a mark in 2B Geometry and so on up to high school certificates with additional degrees in Law and Com merce. Immigrants are hard at learning Eng lish. Americans, with a thrifty eye cast toward the World's Fair or with a hopeful glimpse of a Continental tour, are studying French, German, Spanish, Italian. Typists venture into stenography, stenographers into book keeping, book-keepers into advertising copy writing, and copy writers, like as not, into electrical engineering. Nor is culture eclipsed, not by any means. Public lectures on Italian literature and the American Indian radiate culture on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yet the emphasis of night school teaching rests principally on elemen tary courses in Americanization offered by the Board of Education to enable foreigners to learn English and middle west folkways. An attempt is made to segregate prospective citizens in certain schools for specialized instruction, but some how a majority finds its way into seventh and eighth grade review classes which crown effort, at the season's end, with gold sealed and red ribboned di plomas. Popular rumor has it that faith in school matters moves moun tains. It does probably. Else hopefuls in a west side school must have been irretrievably discouraged when their teacher assigned a first lesson: three problems in square root and ten spell ing words, including, "campaign," "colossal," and "exquisite." "That figuring," spoke up a puzzled immigrant, "will the Americanization judge ask us to do that?" "No," said the teacher. "It's for — ¦ well, for your income tax." "And that word," pursued the ques tioner, pointing to "exquisite," "does the judge know what that means?" "No," said the teacher, "perhaps not." "Then what's it for?" "That word," explained the teacher, "is to enable you to enjoy the movies." Flat THE flat is dark. No light shows beneath its drawn curtains. The doorbell peals loud and long before a woman answers it. One says, "Good evening" and states one's purpose, whereupon the door opens cheerfully enough. The proprie- toress, a conge- n i a 1, over- abun dant German frau, is Gussie to her customers. Someone with a sense of humor has stuck a cigar ette in the mouth of the toy bear that upholds the lamp in the corner. For four years Gussie has evaded confusion because she has kept a nice beer place for nice people. She shuts the radio off at 11, for there are board ers in the room overhead. Gussie's beer k an American institution, altogether. Never in the old country had anything happened like that. She laughs when asked her opinion of German beer and admits they know how. Even so the old country was not what it used to be when she made the return visit sev eral years ago. She is an American citizen, and prosperous. Now and then she takes a glass and a pretzel. The pretty young girl who waits table is Gussie's daughter-in-law. Life is peaceful, clean, orderly in the lamp light. Gussie has had one proud moment. She was immensely vain about the Ger man Graf Zepplin. Hike REPORT of a hitch hike to New York: My first ride was flagged at eight thirty on a Tuesday morning, d i - rectly across from the South Shore Country Club; the last in Pough- keepsie, New York, at four thirty on the following Saturday afternoon. I arrived in New York at seven-twenty. Carfare on the trip, 22 cents: 12 in Detroit to see a friend, five on the ferry over to Windsor, and five for a subway in the Bronx. Total expenditures, in cluding books, beer, cigarettes, were $14. It should have been much less. Left Utica at three A. M., my total capital four cents. It was a simple matter to borrow a dollar from an avi ator who picked me up while he was on his way to enjoy a two weeks' vaca tion following a narrow escape in a new plane. I could have had more from others had I tried. In Canada I flagged rides with a beer bottle. At Niagara Falls I got 18 THE CHICAGOAN my clothes wet from the mist that blows up from Horseshoe Falls. In Albany I sprained my ankle. In Schenectady, I saw a magnificent police dog killed by a passing automobile. Near Peaks- ville, New York, I saw a pretty girl dying from injuries after a collision. Near Hamilton, Ontario, I slept in a truck. On the trip I stole two library books, one Gideon bible, six napkins. I rode into New York City with the saddest of persons, a newspaper man who believed in work and fatherhood. I shook his hand. I learned the names of 50 towns, 15 oil companies, eight new brands of cigarettes. I met Bill Smith of Hamilton, On tario, who never imagined that the world contained so many automobiles as he had seen in Cadillac Square, Detroit. Attorney IN 1885 William Saltiel was born in 1 Chicago. He spoke at an early age. He graduated from Lake View High School and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. From '20 to '23 he was an assistant corporation counsel. He was early in Who's Who, at one time its youngest subject. He is a member of the Hamilton Club, The American Legion, Phi Gamma Mu, the Masons and the Elks. And he is City At torney. But principally Mr. Saltiel is the of ficial Municipal Voice. You know how it is with the mayor. Something comes up at the last minute . . . sorry . . . will send a representative ... in fact will send Mr. Saltiel. Mr. Saltiel has dedicated bridges, streets, country clubs, steam and elec tric trains. He has, to date, spoken at more than 500 banquets. He has turned the first sod for schools, lodges, institutions. He has awarded trophies, keys to the city, badges of merit. Once he gave the keys to the Girl Scouts. Once he gave a gold card to President "John, I'm sure those are the people on the floor above us" Hoover entitling Mr. Hoover to visit the Hamilton Club any Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Another time he picnicked 2,000 orphans. Another he became an Indian Chief. He has greeted Lindbergh, a sister of Terence MacSwiney, Betty Robinson, Hugo Eckener, Amelia Earhart, the mayor of New Orleans. Between times he tries cases, with oratory to suit the law and jury, makes commencement addresses, judges oratorical contests, supplies pul pits, and he used to travel Chautauqua. He lectures, also, on "The Spirit of American Literature," "New Poetry," "Social Forces of the Modern Drama." Once, emphatically once, he was in the Navy and talked to the Marines. And he can welcome eloquently in several languages. Once he out-talked a ouija board. To his father's law office before the war came a client who had a wife who had a ouija. The client consulted Wil liam Saltiel. His wife consulted the ouija board. The judge heeded the young attorney. Judges heed him still with gratify ing frequency. During office hours he prepares lawsuits, tries them in the city courts. His task, as city attorney, is to cut down judgments against the city. But at night he goes out in dinner clothes. Frequently he speaks. Horses IT is only fitting to cast an eye, a Roguish Eye perhaps, over the summer's records and take stock of Chi cago's contributions to the well patron ized racing season. Alderman Coughlin's colors were carried to victory several times during the season, by Karl Eitel, Roguish Eye, Who Win, Outer Harbor, La Fiesta, Tippy Toe, Saluta, Lillian Tobin, Ken nedy and Stretch Drive. Stuyvesant Peabody was represented on the turf by Flat Iron, Martie Flynn, T. S. Jor dan, Mino, and Laurel Hall. Morris Vehon contributed to the en tries his Copperfield, Princess Edith, and the well liked and heavily backed Blessefield. C. H. Knebelkamp sent horses to the post during the season's duration, among them Lightning Jones, Little Gyp and McGonigle. Fred Grabner offered Windy City and Chi cago. Besides that worthy pair he has Tyrol, Illinois and Spanish Lay. Mrs. Emil Denemark's name appeared on the race track programs as the owner of Blackwood, Photo's Star and Hogan's Dance. Her's too are the acclaimed THE CHICAGOAN 19 "And now, dear, you may see the surprise I brought you from Africa" Blackwood and Frances Milward. Another famous lady owner is Mrs. John D. Hertz, who, in 1928, gave the racing world its annual sensation in Reigh Count. Reigh Count appeared on local tracks only once this year, when Earle Sande paraded him at Arlington Park. But the Hertz colors were car ried by Nettie Stone, Shepherdess, Pro tection, Vanish, Luke's Crown, Guide Right, Naylor and Ostend. Otto Leh- mann sat many times in his box to watch Reigh Olga storm down the track, as well as his Regulus, Stop Gap and Real Jane. Eugene Byfield de serted polo long enough to take his place among the race horse owners with Racketeer. Edward J. Lehmann is listed as the owner of Suitor, who was no newcomer to racing honors. H. Tel ler Archibald sent out his Folking to try his luck at a Chicago track. Ike Weil made a bid for prominence in the racing world with Kate Geary, and Charles Bidwell with Tea Cracker. Thompson, Jr., claims Mino- his stables. Marshall Field appears on the list as the owner of Perkins. Gambling gentlemen long have re marked that it is the home hoss which carries the money in the mutuels. John R. taur in Sjfort THE Photomaton on State Street has company. Under its roof an open faced Amusement Arcade invites spendthrifts to squander as the urge takes them. Hercules can measure his grip, making the fog horn in the light house bellow or the clock strike twelve, though most performers are content to stop at ten. For a penny a man can see The Chorus GirVs Romance while his friend is testing his punch and his neighbor spends a nickel on The Birth of Venus. A copper reveals the future; two, two futures; three, three futures, ad infinitum, or until the prodigal gets one to suit himself. Not since he went to Riverview once each summer and had ten cents for the Penny Arcade could U fellow play football like this. With one hand on the left lever and the other on the right, he gets a touch down and beats himself. Would he play golf? Five cents in a slot, a manipulation of levers, and he makes a hole in one. Perhaps. Tired of sports, he can stop at the counter on his way out and spend a last dime for a hot dog sandwich or a glass of orange ade to make up for his unwonted ex ertion. Vibrators A LADY residing in a North Side apartment was annoyed and then exasperated by a radio. She could not quell this radio for it was in an apart ment other than her own. A complaint made to the building manager drew assurance that radios are a common benefit to all, and that it would be out of his jurisdiction to control, or even attempt to control, their activity. One day this lady visited a friend's home. A radio program was in prog ress. Suddenly the rasping grind of static rent the air for no apparent rea son. However, it was soon, discovered that a maid, in an adjoining room, was using an electric massage vibrator. Whenever the vibrator was turned on, the radio refused to receive in any bearable tone. A glint brightened our heroine's eye. On her homeward trip she purchased the largest vibrator available. That evening she tried out her experiment. It was successful. In some way the vibrator throws out waves which will positively quell the most active radio in its immediate vicinity. We don't know how, but it does. It does. It does. It does! 20 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOAN/ Depository of Power THE Honorable Thomas Gibson Bowles, M. P., was tired. He would go away — to the country — for a week of idleness. So far as he cared, the debates in the Commons, the interminable bickerings, the never- ending conferences and even Vanity Fair (British), of which he was editor, could hasten to the bow-wows. The truth is that the Honorable Thomas was all in. And small wonder. For, in case you don't know, it ought to be set down here that this rare and often times upsetting genius, aside and apart from his parliamentary responsibilities, had much to answer for. His editor ship of Vanity Fair was important. He had made a go of the magazine where a dozen others had failed. Besides, the Honorable Thomas was the only editor in all the tradition of the craft who is known to have written person ally, either with his own pen or with the aid of an amanuensis, every line of copy he printed in his journal. BUT he was tired. And because he was tired he went off, leaving after him his Vanity Fair and — his amanuensis. This is not meant to sug gest that either, or both, were in status quo, with nothing to do until Thomas' return. Far from it. The indefati gable editor-statesman-politician was "written ahead" on his copy and the amanuensis, likewise indefatigable, had a dozen jobs in the offing. The amanuensis, it may be noted in passing, was ambitious. At 16 he had succeeded in establishing himself in certain quarters as a first-rate work man; there were a dozen M. P.'s ready to avail themselves of the services of so competent a craftsman. In this way he was enabled to gather in many an additional penny which went to help out with matters at home. Besides, be ing unusually ambitious, the lad wel comed the opportunity for practice with the parliamentarians. He had a dream of one day becoming an expert reporter in the House of Parliament. Why not? Charles Dickens had done it — and so could he. So it was that, with the ailing Bowles gone to the country, the young ster turned elsewhere for inspiration — and additional work. Across the By EUGENE WEARE Samuel Insull Thames, in the great, semi-dark hall of the Commons, a spirited night-session was under way with the Premier hold ing forth in one of those vigorous de fenses of Her Majesty's government which have come down to us as ora torical classics. Much that the stormy Disraeli uttered on that eventful night is buried away in the uncut pages of forgotten history. But there was one sentence — the Premier gave voice to it and the youthful recorder wrote it down: "The depository of power is always unpopular." All of which was half a century ago and a full generation before that youngster turned his own hand to the business of setting up "depositories of power" which he now knows, through experience, are not usually howling successes of popularity. It may be that, had the prophetic vision been his, he might have been diverted from his course. But happily for all the world, it was not so ordained. And, because it was not, we now have — Samuel Insull. AT 16 Master Samuel was looked i upon among those who knew him in London as a sort of boy-phenom at short-hand writing. Before he was 20 he had mastered all that was then to be known about a curious and but re cently developed contraption which was called a telephone. Indeed, it was Samuel Insull, a beardless youth, who did a great deal to persuade the British to take into their bosom this new-fangled Yankee invention. With that keenness of foresight which was later to characterize him, the alert youth was prompt to see and to un derstand the possibilities of the tele phone, he pushed it for all it was worth — operated, himself, the first tele phone switchboard to be set up in Lon don — and ended by coming to the United States to become associated with Thomas Alva Edison. Within a year of his coming Insull was directing Edison's business affairs, holding his power of attorney, keeping his bank account and signing his checks. And then, for a number of years thereafter, it was young Insull, handsome and tireless, who stood forth as the alter ego of the miraculous one at Menlo Park. It was Insull, still young and still handsome, who repre sented Edison in the setting up of the various Edison companies, one of which, at Schenectady, Insull built and operated for a time. It is the or ganization which goes by the name of the General Electric Co. Had he set himself to the task Insull might have become a great inventive genius, rivalling in achievement his heroic master. Insull could, if he would, occupy a place among the stars in the firmament of electrical, or me chanical, engineers. Much of the in tricacies in both fields he succeeded in mastering years ago as a sort of side line or hobby. But the strain of heredi tary predisposition asserted itself and Insull became one of our foremost in dustrialists because he is one of our foremost salesmen. DUILDING, constructing, planning, *-* financing, scheming and then re building, replanning, refinancing — all are but part of the sales plan with In sull. Salesman he is — par excellence. He is, in fact, a super-salesman. He can sell anything from power to pin- wheels, and has done both. He comes from a clan of salesmen. His father, who lived to be 86 — his mother died at 83 — was a salesman, or what is known in England as a "manufactur er's agent." And that the paternal in spiration was not lacking in confidence in his own sales ability is manifest THE CHICAGOAN 21 the 28th year of Cadillac triumphs this announcement and presentation of the »™ CADILLAC **" La SALLE ™ FLEETWOOD has utmost significance Due to the notable improvements and refine ments in these magnificent cars and to a Distinctly Lower Range of Prices on all Body Styles Cadillac's records year by year are at once an inspiration and a standing challenge to Cadillac executives, engineers and designers. Each year calls for greater effort. For obviously it is more difficult to improve very fine cars — than those less highly developed. Last year's Cadillacs, LaSalles and Fleetwoods, with their fundamental improvements,leaped years ahead of the best current practice in mechanical con struction and body design. But Cadillac de termined to surpass them with this year's models — and has succeeded. Not merely with minor variations and refinements — but with basic advances both in mechanism and appearance. These improvements, so marked and so evi dent, cannot fail to convince you that Cadillac again has set pace — has again widened the margin of leadership. There is another announcement, equally im portant, and especially significant when coupled with the presentation of these 50 new and distinctive models. Prices have been lowered on all body types. This is the logical sequence to greater econo mies in production, which public demand has made possible. And you, as a car owner, profit by this prosperity of the Cadillac Company. You re ceive your dividend of values immediately in the notable improvements provided at still lower prices. These new quotations are not merely lower prices "\. o. b. Detroit", but are actual and material reductions in delivered prices. A representative showing of these new models is ready for your inspection. We cor dially invite you to be present, if only to set up in your own mind the new standards of investment value which these cars create. CADILLAC MOTOR CAR COMPANY Division of General Motors Corporation CHICAGO BRANCHES 2301 South Michigan Avenue 1810 Ridge Avenue, Evanston 5020 Harper Ave. 4114 Irving Park Boulevard 5201 Broadway 108 N. First St., Highland Park 119 S. Kedzie Ave. 818-826 Madison St., Oak Park 2015 East 71st St. SEE THESE GREATER VALUES NOW ON DISPLAY 22 TWE CHICAGOAN from an examination of the record: Pere Insull was an active crusader in the cause of temperance in England 75 years ago! Quite naturally then with the re' doubtable Samuel, who is by the way a total abstainer, there is the everlasting urge to sell. He likes the building and the constructing well enough, but it is in and with the selling that he finds his greatest joy. Give Insull something to sell which the ordinary banker con tends cannot be sold, and his sturdy heart exults. Insull will surely sell it — not infrequently to the bankers who told him it couldn't be sold. Thirty years ago he fixed in his mind the determination to build his career in the development (sale) of electricity and electric service rather than in the manufacture of electrical apparatus; he purposed to popularise (sell more of) electricity, to make it more "practically useful" ¦ — - create greater markets for the sale of his product — to make it more economically usable. The bankers demurred; they said it couldn't be done; they said the energetic Samuel was visionary. The electrical industry, they said, if it was to be built on a sound, firm basis, would have to grow slowly — people would "have to be educated to the use of electricity." Thus they argued. Whereupon, Insull got mad. And, be it remarked in passing, when Insull gets mad, he gets mad. Not a few folk in these parts have been treated to a sample of the gentleman's ire, when he gets going, and they don't like it. BUT at any rate, and despite the op- position of various financial inter' ests, Insull went on. He pitched everybody who disagreed with him overboard and set up to do business in his own sweet way. In 1892 he came to Chicago to be the President of the Chicago Edison Co. Within a few years he sold to his competitors the idea of a merger and ended with what we now know as the Commonwealth Edison Co. This organization, inci dentally, has close to 1,000,000 cash paying customers and more than 50/ 000 stockholders. Later on, and as part of the sales campaign, Insull got hold of the ele- vated traction lines of the city. This he followed with the purchase, or con' struction, of three highspeed suburban electric lines running south, west and north. All this he did, not because of any untoward liking for the trans portation business, but rather as a means of selling more power. Once you set up great depositories of power, you have to provide outlets despite any unpopularity which may accrue as a result. Besides, it is only reasonable to expect a certain amount of "sales re sistance" in any line. Then came the purchase, likewise a part of the sales campaign, of the Peo ple's Gas Light fe? Coke Co. toward which the bankers had grown some what unsympathetic. Today the com' pany not only operates profitably but very profitably. Insull salesmanship has set up under Brother Martin's guiding hand a vast network of power companies in the Middle West and South, the mere recital of whose names i? both confusing and confounding to the ordinary mortal. These Insull companies serve (sell) a population of more than 10,000,000, and represent an investment of more than a billion. Ninety-five per cent of all the Insull companies, so-called, are owned, not by Insull, or his brother, or his son, but by 250,000 individuals spread all over the earth. Salesmanship again! IF you were to meet this man on, say, a ship two days out from South ampton, he would pass easily as a uni' versity president, or a banker from Yorkshire. He is white-haired and portly, with a complexion that is sug gestively florid and with just a trace of English accent. Usually he wears a white, starched shirt, with round cuffs that are a bit reminiscent of Grover Cleveland and the late Victorians. He wears no jewelry. Frequently he is seen with pince-nez opticals attached to a black cord twined around the southeast ear-lobe; he is brusque and blunt, in both manner and speech. He is high powered and impatient — he will not even attempt to read a letter of more than 200 words — and what is sometimes taken to be irritability, or irascibility, is hardly more than nerv ousness and hurry. Insull has much to do in the course of a day's work and he does it. Those who know him well tell you that though he is, at times, a bit try ing and something of a hard task master, he is, withal, kindly, generous, and completely free from any sugges' tion of selfishness. He makes it a prac tice to take hold of promising young men, building these up to newer heights and making them all over into millionaires. He is said never to have discharged an aide in whom he once had confidence; the loyalty of his as' sociates is proverbial. Everybody seems to agree concern ing the man's extraordinary ability, his remarkable powers of foresight and vision and, best of all, the importance he places upon his given word. Insull has never been known to go back on his word. IT may come as a surprise to the rank and file of people to learn that In sull has little concern for the business of accumulating money. To him — and we were able to establish this be yond any reasonable doubt — money means little more than the wherewithal to launch some new enterprise, some novel scheme, or plan, which some of his associates, or the bankers, have frowned upon but in which the wiser Samuel has confidence. Insull uses his own money in such a development, makes the undertaking a success and then turns to newer plans, or develop ments. It is with the building, the creating, the trail blazing that he finds bis greatest joy; the accumulating of profits is merely incidential. But, like most active men who in sist upon doing the bigger things in their own sweet way, Insull has his enemies. There are those who con tend that the gentleman is a rogue. His extraordinary success is accounted for, not because of any extraordinary ability on his part, but rather because of what they call "the system." In- sull's enemies will tell you that there "ought to be a law" against such as the all encompassing Samuel and the gigantic mergers which he is everlast ingly bringing about. Indeed, in cer tain quarters, it has become quite the fashion to lambast Insull. And thus you come upon one of the fine things about the man. He stands up well under criticism. If it happens to be such as is unfounded, or unwar ranted — if it is simply libelous — he dis misses it all with a gesture of his hand. But with criticism that suggests help in selling more power — well, that's an other thing again. The newspapers, as a general thing, dislike Insull, chiefly because Insull dislikes them: on a number of conspicuous occasions he has been very sharp to the news and camera men. He refuses to be inter viewed and hates to be photographed. And so the unpopularity of the "de positories of power" is accentuated in this day as in Disraeli's. 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STERLING ENGINE COMPANY BUFFALO, N.Y. ***** - s* h>. jftmhm TUECWCAGOAN "Before St. Quentin, March, 1918" By CHARLES COLLINS JOURHETS EHD, which has come to the Adelphi with the high lights of international success upon it, is to other war-plays what All Quiet on the Western Front is to other war- stories. It is utterly simple and starkly human. It discards the methods of professional play-writing, even to the point of omitting the traditionally nec essary heroine, and austerely proceeds to tear a few pages out of the lives of a small group of men, all British of ficers, who are mired up to their necks in the great abyss of destruction. It is merely the documentation of a dug out in the front'line trenches, and as such it is tremendously persuasive and appealing. The theme is the degeneration of character under the strain of trench warfare and the struggles against war neurosis of men bent upon "carrying on" according to British tradition. It is a clinical study of courage and cow ardice, with no bombast in favor of the one or sneers of contempt at the other. This point of view gives Journey's End a quality of great and touching human ity. Pity for everyone caught in the sinister web of war broods over the play. Because of this spirit it rises above the rousing show to which it will be inevitably compared by thea tre-goers, What Price Glory, and be' comes dramatic literature. It lacks the vividness, the sharp-edged theatrical power, of that sardonic glorification of the profane Marines, but it is a higher expression of interpretive imagination. The staging is faithful to the realism of trench life during the years when the war was at stalemate. The evoca tion of atmosphere, in both stagecraft and dialogue, is masterly. The acting sustains the illusion all along the line, from the casual colonel to the cockney cook. It is admirable in Richard Bird's treatment of the central character — a nerve-wrecked young captain keeping up to fighting pitch on whiskey; in Reginald Mason's fine study of the middle-aged lieutenant who is "Uncle" to the others; and in Edward Wood- ings' representation of a raw subaltern, wide-eyed with romantic ideals of a soldier's life. Journey's End is a drama worth re membering. 'Lover, Come Back THE >J£W MOON, which has opened the season for the Great Northern, is a full-blown operetta com pletely capable of sustaining the tra dition of sonorous song-shows there. It is romantic of story; picturesque of decorations; rich in orchestration; and unctuous in singing. George Houston, a fine, upstanding hero for this sort of diversion, possesses a virile barytone that has been used in the American Opera Company without complaints from the music critics; and Charlotte Lansing, whose gifts for making love- stories plausible have been proved in The Desert Song, is a lyric soprano of operatic value. There is a generous money's worth of song, dance and narrative in The 7-{ew Moon. It deals with the old French regime in New Orleans; its hero is a nobleman turned bond-serv ant who has revolutionary tendencies and founds a buccaneer's Utopia on the Isle of Pines; and its lady fair is a spit-fire heiress who cannot be tamed until the theme-song has had its last 'reprise" and the "finaletto" has be gun. The show has all the standard elements of musical romance, includ ing polite piracy. Sigmund Romberg's score is an im- pressive compilation of the orchestral patterns appropriate to this form of etnertainment. Its great moment is. that luscious accompaniment to night life emotions called Louer Come Bac\ to Me. Shudders from London THE Playhouse has returned to its dramatic allegiance after a flirta tion with the cinema, and now offers to play-goers who prefer Michigan Avenue to Randolph Street a "mys tery" called The Jade God. This is hardly another Dracula, but it is good in its kind, and may be cheerfully rec ommended to those who frankly con fess a human taste for plays that are wild and woozy. The Jade God comes from England,. TWE CHICAGOAN 25 and so is free from the comic hocus- pocus which afflicts the American breed of "mystery" plays. The Britons take their melodrama seriously and try to believe in it; Americans are prone to use it as a method of exhibiting the more strident aspects of the much-ad vertised national sense of humor. This plot earnestly strives to persuade the audience that its elements have never been used before. Murder with a Malay \rees; an uncanny country house; an oriental souvenir that carries a spell of evil; a vagrant from Asia with a vial of poison in one clutching hand and the hypnotic power of Sven- gali in the other— these are the things out of which The Jade God brews its shudders. The cast is good enough for the play, and there are times when Leslie King, who acts the diabolic peddler, reminds you of H. Croker-King, form erly of the Theatre Guild and soon to be in the newly founded Dramatic League of Chicago. Molly Hicks, Eleanor Audley and Lyle Stackpole form an attractive woman's auxiliary in the cast. Cook s Tour de Force THE entertainer named Joe Cook might easily bill himself, like the impressive German who toured the vaudeville theatres about ten years ago, as "the man who does everything." For in addition to the usual triple- threat of the revue comedian — song, dance and comic patter — Mr. Cook has the repertory of a circus utility man. Acrobatics, wire-walking, sharp-shoot ing, and all the other tan-bark accom plishments come naturally to Joe — much more naturally than the art of song. Rain or Shine, the amusement now at the Grand Opera House, is a vehicle for Mr. Cook's versatility. Outside of that, not much can be said for it. It goes through the musical comedy ges tures and its score is hot with cabaret jazz, but it is commonplace except when the protean Cook is on the scene. His circus tricks are extremely effec tive, and his line of wise-cracking non sense ranks him as a Class A mono- logist. But his greatest contribution to the program is one of his cartoon in ventions, surpassing the wildest fan tasies of Rube Goldberg or Sidney Smith. This should have been my last laugh of the season instead of my first, because I believe that it will be my best. ie Longer Line in the new ififile I weeds svi The slender waistline ... the longer skirt ... the completely new feeling from the last Paris openings. In light and supple tweeds, this suit may be worn with or without a coat for the variable days of Fall. Shown in Capucir.e rust with an eggshell blouse or other combinations to order . . . $75.00 CHICAGO 132 East Delaware Pi. Just west of 900 North Michigan Boulevard C_Mrs | I I chrmMirt PHILADELPHIA 260 South 17th Street NEW YORK 16 East 53rd Street , WATCH HILL I nr* SOUTHAMPTON BAR HARBOR I YORK HARBOR I PALM BEACH 26 TI4QCUICAG0AN The CINEMA Disquiet on the W est em Electric Front By WILLIAM R . WEAVER One does not select the Louis- iane on impulse. To dine at the Louisiane is to be sure of victual brought to table in the true Creole manner which is the highest perfection of New World cookery. And further, it is to dine in the tradition of the House of Alciatore, famous in New Or leans for six generations. ADISQUIETINGLY excellent pic ture, if you hold the wrong coupons, skidded into Town last week with a little less bluster than a tornado and drew into the State-Lake great columns of patient citizens who haven't braved continuous vaudeville since Balaban and Kats sent Paul Ash to Brooklyn. The picture is Street Girl, first production manufactured by the Radio Corporation of America and ex hibited in cinemas purchased for that purpose, and Street Girl is the best "first" in film production history. To dispose of Street Girl as enter tainment, it is the type of thing Broad way Melody was, or Hon\y Ton\, or The Cocoanuts, the characters this time being members of a jass band who befriend a street girl and are raised to the usual opulent fame by the usual series of song hits, violin solos and lucky breaks. The girl is Betty Comp- son, who is better than in On With the Show. The boys are Jack Oakie, almost as good as in Fast Company, Ned Sparks as good as in Toothing hut the Truth and Johnny Harron better than he's ever given reason to believe he could be. The story is better in some respects than most of its kind, not so good in others, but the gooey sentiments of which these things are made seem less so than usual and no minor child dies for Al Jolson. But the production is more than an entertainment. It is the first bid of Radio Corporation of America for honors and what goes with them in the field of cinema. Radio Corporation controls one of the three methods of making talking-pictures talk. Western Electric controls the other two, and until now has had the talking-picture harvest pretty completely its own way. If Radio can maintain in subsequent productions the standard of Street Girl, the world that goes to talking- picture shows is going to have an addi tional supply of reasons for going, and the world that stays at home to clip coupons may have even more fun guessing which little black box is going to yield up the next yacht. "Alibi" HIS is the picture all the lawing was about. Censors said no. T Judge said yes. Police department said no. Judge still said yes. Until everyone must have been convinced that something vital, sensational, anti social, political, moral, immoral or whatnot was in the picture. It turns out to be a retitled picturisation of Mightstic\ and a much better enter tainment than there was any reason to expect. The story of Alibi is straightforward and realistic. It shows the policeman's job to be no bed of roses and the criminal's equally difficult. It depicts a third-degree and in so doing gen erates more respect for the police department than a million street car advertisements and a continuous Field Meet in Soldier Field. If the real pur pose of all the lawing was to make sure that no one in Chicago would miss seeing the picture, so that everyone would be properly and profitably im pressed with the job of policing a big city, that was a better piece of policing than any of the several that are shown in the play. In fact, perfect The Dance of Life THIS used to be Burlesque. It still is, with a bit of tidying up for the family market, and it's still good. Hal Skelly is still Hal Skelly, perhaps even a bit more so in the en largement, and Nancy Carroll is still a good looking girl who can sing a little and do a couple of Charleston steps. Of course the studio facilities afforded a production scale never en joyed by the stage director, and of course there are no intermissions. It would seem logical to say that if you saw Burlesque on the stage you'll like it on the screen, but these transcriptions don't work out that way. Truer to say that if you didn't see Burlesque you can get a reasonably similar kick out of The Dance of Life. "Words and Music' HERE is the last gasp in song and dance cinema. Or, if it isn't, it ought to be. Because this is the gasp- ing-est rabbit that has come out of the hat to date. Listen: Darnell is a college. All the girls and boys play saxophones or better, all of them sing, dance — and the big 114 E CHICAGOAN 27 event of the year is a Darnell Revue which offers a prise of $1,500 to the student contributing the best number. To win which, for the purpose of pay ing his way through school, the hero stages a number with three sets, two ballets of 40 people each, four hunting horses and an Old English coach (the economical Ziegfeld could get away with it for about $30,000), and gets forgiven for locking the Dean of Women in a dressing room and leaving her there. The moral seems to be that we all went to the wrong colleges. "Fast Company YOU'LL remember this as Ring Lardner's Elmer the Great and like it better if you don't. Jack Oakie is Elmer, a vocal William Haines, and Skeets Gallagher a perfect contrast as the Yankee scout who signs him. Probably no two other gentlemen in film could make Fast Company a good talking-picture, but then, no two others try. It's probably the best cinema evening hereabouts. "Speedway PERHAPS William Haines only looks worse than usual because Jack Oakie has been seen doing the Haines job better, but the wisecrack ing young fellow who excels this time at winning the Indianapolis Auto Race is certainly as bad as an actor can be expected to become and continue in this highly commercialized department of histrionics. The adjective, a favor ite among actors but probably never previously employed by a critic, is "lousey." "Four Feathers THIS is about as good a picture as a silent picture can be in these noisy days. It has a great cast, a pretty good adventure yarn, and it's well put together. But silent pictures put me to sleep and I'm not very sure what happened during the dose in this case. Whatever it was, however, didn't evoke wakening applause. Smiling Irish Eyes THE Irish in the audience seemed to like this. So did the Scandi navians, the Scots, the Armenians and the commuters from Cicero. Where fore it must be all right. But it sounded like a racket to me. 3 05 MilUIuAN — AVL-NU 28 TWECUICAGOAN TONIGHT in the main restaurant If you're planning an evening's diversion in the Loop, come to the Brevoort for a delightful prelude: a menu offering an intriguing variety of excellent foods; intelligent service; an en vironment at once cheering and restful. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely meal. Entrance Direct or Through Lobby HOTEL BREVOORT Madison St. East of LaSalle St. MU/ICAL NOTE/ No Sfiik English By JANET POLLAK TO think of the idle years I've wasted, all because when I was young no one told me the facts of life. And to think that if it hadn't been for old Dan Cupid (or whatever his first name is) I might never have found my life's work. Until three months ago the word opera was a hazy conception; and then love came into my life. And as the young man went to the opera four or five times a week, I ran along breathlessly too. And a girl can't, at least this girl couldn't, go the opera with that much regularity without coming to the conclusion that something has to be done about librettos. I decided to do something about it in a big way. I started with a per son-to-person canvass in an effort to as certain why operas, even if the music is composed by an Italian, a Russian, a Frenchman or a German, can't be sung in Enlish. I knew nothing of so cieties established for the purpose of clearing the operatic stage of all furrin' languages. I had my own and solitary axe to grind. I was imbued with school-girl passion and naivete. Little did I reck what a holocaust of indignation I was stirring up among conventional music lovers. Words they had not for such an in famous innovation; they dismissed it as a figment of the addled, fevered brain of a young woman suffering from ar rested development and the rickets. Try to disturb them sometime, if you don't know when you're well off. And so at last I am appealing to the great American public, the public of Ravinia and 20 Wacker Drive, which in its gallantry has never yet failed a lady in distress. Surely among the millions of souls from Evanston to Gary there are some to take up this great cause for which I have been fighting. After consistent stump speeching, with a patient and benevo lent regard for hecklers, I have reached nothing but the well-known impasse. Nobody yet has explained to me why they still sing Moussorgsky's Boris Godounoff in Italian. Think it Russian and sung in Chicago should be presented in the vernacular of Mus solini and Capone? Of course, I real ize, or my opponents say I should, that the limpid, lyrical quality of the Italian tongue is musically more useful in ex* pressing the tragedy of a Slavic his torical epic. And, of course, they say, it must be translated into some hal lowed language because Americans don't speak Russian and it can't be .sung in the harsh, vowelless gutturals that English offers. My goodness, no. To cite another item. It has never been explained to my satisfaction why it is necessary to use, in the American presentation of Richard Strauss' Salome, the German adaptation by Herr Lachmann of the original play by Oscar Wilde. Did Mary Garden, who first sang it in New York, find the Teutonic syllables more easily trans formed into high C's, D's and even E's, than those of the language she had spoken all her life; or is it, perhaps, that the exquisite lines of the English poet-dramatist are unfit for the ears of opera goers unless translated into a language which they cannot under- over. c AN any bright reader tell me why an opera composed by a TI4E CWICAGOAN 29 stand? Some of my experience with the logicality of librettos is drawn from an otherwise pleasant summer at Ravinia. Having, apparently, been unable to find an English libretto version of Romeo and Juliet equal in beauty to the text of Gounod's opera, it becomes necessary for the impresarios to dish up Shakespeare, his characteristic features sadly mangled, in French. Is he easier sung in French because Bori is an Italian and Johnson is a Canadian? A cast including names like Sembrich, Eames, Farrar, and Matzanauer would account, maybe, for an Italian transla tion of Figaro after Beaumarchais. The opera, in case you haven't heard, was composed by Mozart, a prodigy of Salzburg. Nor could we have looked for aid from the source of our native tongue when Martha, composed by Flotow with words by Wilhelm Frederich Riese, based on a French ballet, first saw the light of its pre miere at Covent Garden in London, but, fantastically, in the Italian langu age. And the action takes place in Richmond, summer residence of an English Queen. IT is all much too confusing. The whimsical Mr. Deems Taylor is in clined to pass it all off as a joke and say that the audience can't hear the words anyway. But he can afford not to worry about librettos, because he gets Edna Millay to write them for him in blunt, beautiful, rugged Eng lish. The problem that bothers at least one old-fashioned girl need not bother him. This amiable mind hap pens to be one that has been brought up on large doses of the theater, the fascinating theater where you can hear and understand what's going on, at least if you can wangle a seat from a speculator. Three hours of music mixed with certain grotesque move ments known as the operatic tradition of acting aren't enough for this untu tored gal. I need the pleasant sound of fair old English words framing an cient and familiar statements. And there's more like me in these here city streets. Even now I'm ail aquiver. 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The bleachers, also, whoop admonitions for the game to begin. A bell rings. Once. Twice. Ah — Gravely the annoucer tilts his immense megaphone. "Bat-trees f r to day's game, f r Boston— "Batteries are Cantwell and Leggett for Boston, Malone and Schulte for Chicago. ALARMINGLY, the Cubs come out i\ of their dugout. Alarmingly, be cause the Cubs are a huge ball team. Contrasted to the sprightliness of the average ball player, who is a nimble, small-framed man as a rule, these Cubs are a hulking set, muscled as so many caisson workers. They lumber out to positions on the field and seemingly hedge in the insignificant diamond with moving citadels of brawn. Ma lone, a young pitcher, is wild at first, wild and fast. He boggles a grounder, assisted in the boggling by Tolson at first. He passes two runs in the initial inning. Cub infielders bark a string of admonitions. Malone catches hold of his composure and begins fanning Bostonians. Somehow the unlucky first inning gets itself over. No one seems moved by an adverse brace of runs. A rumble of stamping from the stands, a roar from the bleachers an nounces the Cubs half inning at bat. Meaty Cub gentlemen advance confi dently to the plate. McMillan leading off to be folowed by English, Hornsby (loud cheers) and Wilson (a Heaven- rending scream of anticipation). Cuy- ler, Stephenson and Tolson follow in ominous parade down the batting or der. It is as if a team of Goliaths were to engage a nine of Davids — one David, perhaps a Rabbit Maranville, might give a notable account of him self. But not nine Davids against nine Goliaths. Bill Wrigley is this season on ths side of the heaviest artillery. FANS fumble score cards each one delighted at the mild intricacy needful to keeping a box score. They comment sagely on the batter perform ing. Hack Wilson is at bat. No runs for Hack so far. This one, then, is predicted to be a home run. Hack holds his abdomen formidably tangent to the rubber. He strikes with the amazing flash and power of a grizzly bear, a jolt of short arms with ursine weight behind them. The ball caroms off the wire fence far in center field. Very briskly, for a pudgy man, Hack is around to third base. He runs like a football back, a driving, sure-footed lurch. Hornsby is businesslike at the plate. His bat is cunning; his is the short-sword stab of a gladiator who waits an apparent eternity to drive home one instant, killing stroke. Cuy- ler hits after a different manner. Cuy- ler throws his lean body behind a stick in a long, concerted drive of legs, arms and body. When he misses it is a clean miss. When he hits, he is off like a sprinter, his legs moving in the high, rangy stride of a track man well down the hurdler's lane, feet cleanly picked up and precisely set down — the fastest man on the Cub team and a league leader in stolen bases. We fall into a discussion, Artist J. H. E. Clark and I, of the game as a spectacle. It is, to begin with, a very simple game. A tyro can understand its rules and play. It is moreover, ex tremely open to view. It is not distant like polo, nor complex like basketball, nor screened and jumbled like football. Moreover it combines the two elements of suspense and instant action. Each pitch is a satisfying climax of expecta tion. Each inning a tightening cord to bind the interest. And it is a game predisposed to sudden blow-ups wherein a leading team, no matter how good, stands al- TWQCWICAGOAN ways in danger of calamitous inning with runs capering jubilantly across the plate, the leading pitcher higher than a kite, the star fielders ludicrously shagging escaped base hits all over the place. It is, briefly, a most uncertain pastime. A good boxer will beat a slightly poorer one ten times out of ten. A basketball team will top a slightly weaker opponent, say eight times out of ten. A football team eight or nine in a ten series match. But a baseball nine can win one game handsomely 14-0 and go down the same afternoon before the same opponents by very nearly the reversed score. Thus base ball affords a most satisfying allegory for the common fellow. The lowly and frowned upon are continually up setting the mighty. Even a pitcher, now and then, gets a three bagger. It is as if Lazarus were to sock Dives in the nose and sit down to a many- candled birthday cake at Dives1 table. At which no man with a generous heart in his bosom could restrain a bel low of applause. YET for the expert, for the con noisseur of fine play, baseball is the darling of them all. The slow bunt, laid down with the delicacy of a grace note on the fiddle. The fielded grounder, snatched with beauti ful accuracy out of the dirt and whipped waist high over to first base in time to catch a bounding runner one foot off the bag. The hit and run play, perfect as an astronomical observation. The double steal, a timed and wary foray against a vigilant enemy. A running catch against the bleacher wall, beauti ful striving and richly rewarded. The catcher's peg down to second, a snip ing shot impeccably delivered against its target. There are cheers here for all cool tempered men in the classic mould. A late sun urges a huge shadow across the infield. The Cub barrage has been too much. A run in this in ning, two in that, two more here, a parade of three. Malone's arm has found its steady gait; his fast ball is a phantom in early dusk. Cub bat ters turn in their strikes with little in terest in the business. Early leavers file along the deckline of the stands. The scoreboard indicates Chicago nine; Boston two. Far up in the press coop a telegraph instrument is meaningless as a chittering insect on a country afternoon. Abruptly the game is over. 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I always thought the perch-it-on-the- back-of-your-head school achieved about the most atrocious effects yet seen in feminine headgear, but when the really good designers refined the idea into the things they are building around our faces now — "Why, of course," we shout, "the forehead should never have been con cealed." Though brows are not exposed baldly and harshly in the fashion be loved of shop girls and flappers, they are always in evidence, and anyone that pulls the old lid down to her eye brows in the manner of 1928 will look as if she lost part of her face. The fall hats do much better by us in this matter of foreheads than the fisherman hats of last spring and sum mer. Few of them swoop as steeply or have as long backs as those did, and the results are much more flatter ing. They swoop in every direction now — up in the air, out at the sides, or gently downward like the scared ears of a little spaniel, but the center at the back of the neck is usually cut short or notched to make room for the big collars of winter. Many of them are brimmed, but the brims in front are shorter than at the sides or rolled up a little, to give the off the face look, and crowns are much shallower. As a whole, it's a becoming and sat isfying fashion. THE older, distinguished woman gets her innings this year. Many of the most noted creations are adapted especially to her rather than to the jeune fille everyone has been catering to, and the rich fabrics, fur, feather and lace trimmings, veils, and the like can be worn only by the ex tremely smart, sophisticated type. They are horrible on everyone else. The designers that do get pert go farther than ever before. Witness the giddy little Suzanne Talbot bonnet that is modeled exactly on the infant's flaring cap, and Agnes' fur cap tying demurely under the chin — -very silly, but very fetching on the piquant little face. These two are both shown in Field's French Room. The Agnes fur cap is in beige galyak and has a separate black felt brim with a felt strip across the crown that can be worn over the cap to make a good looking street hat. This should be popular for winter sports events, as you can fold up the brim and dash out in the cap and then get quite dressed up by adding it later. The Agnes turbans are with us again in a delirious array of tweeds, yarns, and all sorts of imported fabrics in Stev ens' French room. They are delight ful in their place, but I do hope all the State Street mammas and factory girls won't do them to death as they did with Agnes' Angora turbans this summer. One of the most stunning turban and scarf sets I have seen was displayed at Blum's, the turban in brown and capucine yarns and the scarf a very splendid medley of browns, reds, yellows and black. WARM browns, a few reds and greens, some tweedish mix' tures are all good, but, as usual, the noblest models come in black. A heavenly shade for certain ensembles is called Black Tulip by Stevens. It's very rich, winey, almost black, a pur ple like a ripe blackberry. By far the most cherished fabric is soleil. This has almost pushed velvet out of the picture, though a few afternoon and dinner hats are done in velvet ribbon — the ribbon is considered much bet ter than the regular yard velvet. One of the particular pets is vis-a-vis, a material that is lustrous soleil on one side and dull felt on the other. This they manipulate in rather miraculous ways, and behold — we have a hat of soleil, with what looks like inset bands and designs of the plain felt. Chamois is featured by Stevens in a few stun ning bonnets, clipped close to give a soft plush-like effect. At Field's I saw several with pleats and stripes of fur; not at all Daniel Boone-ish either, since they use smooth, fine skins like galyak and caracul. If you are one of the rare beings who can handle a tricorne, this is a happy season for you. They are modi fied and softened, but still they're tri- cornes. Stevens have several in black THE CHICAGOAN 33 soleil, so do Blum's and Field's. The one at Field's is by Agnes and dem onstrates the vis-a-vis business per fectly. The brim rolled back to points at the sides is soleil at the bottom, the felt top is cut away and ties flatly around the crown, ending in a jaunty bow at the back. Then there is the pirate school. Some of these are charming, the brim flaring boldly back from the face and out to one side in a picturesque swashbuckling sort of way. Look at these at Stevens. An other amusing note at Stevens is Tappe's little black soleil with the brim turned up all around to produce the usual toque and then casually scal loped here and there to make it un usual. Just where it flares a little at each side is a card of red yarn, shaped exactly like the kind we keep in darn ing baskets. The effect is becomingly Spanish, but much smarter than if you stuck two red roses up there. Patou did a sort of toque with a piratical dash for Field's. The crown is solid color felt and the turned back brim is polka dotted in white. These last two should be pretty easy to wear and ex ceedingly becoming to almost anyone, but you have to be very, very dashing to get away with the Talbot dinner bonnet that Field's show. Its whole brim is pleated and flops away from the face and down to the shoulders like the war bonnet of an. Indian chief. FERLE HELLER always had some of the most distinctive simple hats seen anywhere, and this year is no exception. The Chicago representa tive of this salon is Rena Hartmann, Inc., where you will see some exquis ite things in black and colors. A splendid hat for the fall suit is the one done here in deep brown with a little strip of brown leather rolled along the brim and pulled through a slot at the side. Another has a soft tuft of red and gold feathers at the side. (Feathers in little brush fashion or curled around one side of the brim are awfully good this year.) Berets are getting more and more complicated and retain a firm hold on their posi tion in the best fashions. At Hart- mann's are two delightful berets, one in black felt with a sunburst of stitches radiating from the little peaked back, and another in coppery red with the crown puffing a little above the tight cuff and a bow perched on top at the side. 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Since a good part of the time is spent on board ship, the pleasant accommodations are even more important here than on the At lantic crossing, and once you get that all fixed you are assured just about the most refreshing bit of travel now available on this much traveled globe. For South America is about the least tourist-ridden land there is. Com pared to the hordes that fill the Euro pean landscape every summer, the South American travelers are a mere fistfull, though the stupendous con tinent could tuck even the European crowd neatly into its vest pocket and never know it was there. Whether you do the east or west coast — pre ferably both — it's an immense trip. There is natural beauty, unspoiled, un- exploited, thank Heaven; historical relics and atmosphere; and the gay world of the beautiful cities with their casinos, cafes, race tracks, and all the fastidious luxury with which the aris tocratic South American has sur- sounded himself. What more can simple Yankee souls desire? RIGHT now is the beginning of the South American spring and about the first special cruise down there is the October sailing of the Lassco steamer City of Los Angeles starting from the west coast and circling the entire continent in a little over sixty days. The cruise ship is one of the white fleet famous for its Los Angeles- Hawaii service, and its first South American tour last year was a very successful one. A later cruise of about the same length is Raymond and Whit- comb's on the Cunarder Samaria, which leaves in February from New York. The well-known regular South American lines — Munson, Grace, Fur- ness-Prince, Lamport and Holt and Pa cific — operate all the time, so that it is easy to make stop-overs wherever one wishes and catch a boat on to the next port just about any old time. Sev eral of these lines run cruises of vary ing length, from thirty days up, and in addition have regular sailings every two or three weeks. It wasn't so long ago that passenger service from the United States to South America was far below the standards of the fine Europe-South America boats which the South Ameri can millionaires use extensively, but travel southward is excellent now, on the fine cruise steamers or the regular service boats. The gems of the regu lar service are the two new motorships of the Grace Line — Santa Maria and Santa Barbara — and the four Princes (also motorships) of the Furness- Prince Company. CONTRAST is the big feature of the South American voyage. When one strolls up the splendid stair case of the Jockey Club in Buenos Aires or rolls along the shore drives of Rio, man as a whole seems a daw- gone smart contraption, but a glance up at the peaks of the Andes or a ride to the terrifying rush of the Igua2,u Falls makes one feel distress ingly puny again. Yet, puny man does seem to be undaunted by this monster of a continent. One of the most reassuring trips for the timid soul who begins to feel worm-like about his place in the universe is the inland ride to Cu2;co from Mollendo on the west coast. If one has a week or two of extra time the astonishing Inca tem ples here should not be missed. No one knows how these huge rocks man age to stick together without mortar or any other binding substance, but there they stand, century after cen tury, still worshipping the sun in spite of storms, winds, earthquakes and wars. And just as impudent in a smaller way is the life of the unas suming Mr. Giesecke who, after the war, became head of the Catholic Uni versity of Cuzco, though he is a Pro testant, and then, retaining his United States citizenship, was elected Mayor of Cuzco. THE CHICAGOAN 35 Rivaling the Incas in my admiring affections is the doughty little German who defies the elements year after year on a Peruvian peak near Lima. Here is probably the highest brewery in the world, the kindly Herr relishing soli tude and eager to minister to the parched mining engineers and such that come his way. And darn good beer he serves, too. Lima also sports the remains of the one force that made much headway against the Incas. In its Cathedral (the oldest in America by the way — 1535) are enshrined the bones of Pizarro, and the mercenary old reprobate should be pretty pleased with his resting place. I never saw so much genu-wine gold and silver in one spot as there is on the gold pillars and marvellous silver altar of this building. NOW we'll have to chant a South American medley. It's about the only way to do up a continent in a thousand words. These are some of the high spots — Really swanky racing, gambling, and sports in every country. The beautiful Vina del Mar track in Val paraiso should be taken in if you get there on a Saturday, Sunday, or holi day. The exclusive Jockey Club at Buenos Aires, I feel, displays the noblest horses, the most exciting races and the loveliest clothes in the world. The casino at Montivideo, operated by the Uruguayan government, could teach Monte Carlo a thing or two. Not to mention polo, water fetes, bull fights, and all the madness of Mardi Gras carnivals. (Incidentally, when the boat stops at Panama, just pass up their races and bull fights. Pretty sad nags.) Shops, hotels, cafes are as glamorous as Paris any time. The Plaza or Savoy or Avenida Palace in Buenos Aires; the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, with its stately Gold Room and magnificent beach on the sea; in Montivideo, the famous Parque Hotel and the Lamata, whose luncheons should not be missed on the most hurried trip. The people themselves are as sharp a contrast as an Incan ruin and Har- rod's dazzling shop in Buenos Aires. 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Some of the Yankees and British have a finger in this pie, though many of the achieve ments are purely native. The Trans- andine railway will always be a won der of the world to me, and I have a few gasps left for the cable railroad that climbs up to Alta del Cerro in Sao Paulo; the steamer that was car ried piecemeal up to the highest lake in the world and assembled there, where it now traverses Titicaca daily with awed sightseers; and the swooping basket of the aerial line in Rio that swings one through the air to the tiny plateau at the very top of Sugar Loaf mountain. Where lo: we find, another of the unique beer gardens of the world! On less dizzy levels is the cof fee loading machinery at Santos which makes our North American ports look positively medieaval, and the electric suburban service out of Buenos Aires that has the same equipment we boast of here in Illinois Central — only B. A. had it about ten years before we did. And these, after all, are mere bits in the overwhelming grandeur of the Andean ranges, undisturbed jungles, the miraculous sunsets that flare in the Straits of Magellan every evening. If the Midnight Sun is worth going to the North Cape for, these sunsets cer tainly repay just as generously a voy age to the bottom of South America. And under no circumstances must you fail to be on deck as the boat enters the harbor at Rio de Janeiro. Here are guaranteed thrills. I don't care how hardened a traveler you may be. The Chicagoenne [continued from page 33] wider sides sporting three tiny pointed pleats. That's all there is to it, but it is one of the most soignee tailored de signs I have spotted. Milgrim has sev- 1011 suggest these stately FLOOR LANTERNS $19.75 pr. C> his three-candle table silk is new. $22.50 Q) marl-looking, and exlremelif serviceable. ELECTRIC SMOKER $14.95 E COMMONWEALTH EDISON O LECTRIC SHOPO 72 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO FEDERAL COUPONS GIVEN FN ? ? ? L GERTRUDE KOPELMAN announces the first showing of Models for Fall Copies and Adaptations of imports Moderately Priced 328 North Michigan Avenue 1 < GERTRUDE KOPELMAN TI4£ CHICAGOAN 37 eral with the pleated brim, and Field's use box pleats and other pleatings ex tensively. With all these wide open faces it will be well to have a look at our brows. Some of them are pretty dry and frowny and most of them could stand a little bleaching. A nightly dab of skin food will be received grate fully by almost any of them. Rub it generously into the lines between the eyes, using a firm rotary motion and horizontal strokes across the middle to the temple. If you leave some of the cream on over night you'll be surprised to see the way the thirsty brow laps it up and flourishes. In the meantime there are disguising veils, fluttering tulle affairs, and little wisps of nose veils in elegant laces. If you are the right type, splendid; otherwise, be ware. ONE last word. The year's hats are intended to be the only frame for the whole face. Tuck away those girlish locks and let the hat do it. An off-the-face hat with a fringe of hair pulled out under it is absolutely ruined and looks mighty messy, just like two gold frames on an oil painting. Items After summer grit has had its way with curtains and draperies and rugs it is com forting to know where they can be fresh ened up and cleaned adequately, so here you are: Carson's do orientals beautifully. They wash them in mild soap and guaran tee results, colors undimmed and body un damaged. For curtains, and draperies, Cavanna at Bittersweet 1387. They call for things to be cleaned all over the city, and it is economical to have even wash curtains done there, as ordinary laundering frequently fades and stretches them to out landish lengths and widths. ... If you haven't had your fall permanent try the easy method employed by Anne Heathcote at 209 S. State. 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Shade is instantly ad justable to any angle. Complete with Mazda bulb, 8 ft. silk cord and plug. Dozen bright colors. <k^ ^- At department $2 stores, gift, book and specialty shops MELODELITE CORP. 130 West 42nd St. New York A chef who understands the sub tleties of foreign and native-cook ery — With a treasury of choice foods — truffles and mussels from France, sole from England, lob ster from Boston, pompano and crabs from New Orelans— And gay dancing, or quiet cor ners for the tete-a-tete. Over all, the warm friendliness that is typically L'Aiglon's — The happy choice — always — for luncheon, dinner or supper. jQg0W BOOK/ Henry Blake Fuller By SUSAN WILBUR Twenty-two East Ontario Delaware 1909 THE ancient Greeks had a proverb that ran: call no man happy until he is dead. Not that they expect to be happy when dead. Quite the con trary: in those days heaven had not yet been discovered. It only meant that, life being what it is, and no way of knowing just what may happen to the very happiest looking person within the next fifteen minutes, you ought not to be too definite until you are sure that you have got all the facts. In other words you can't tell how a serial is going to turn out until the postman has brought the last installment. Though, generally speaking, when a man has reached the age of 72, you feel that you can more or less guess the rest. Which was, of course, the case with Henry B. Fuller. When he died, on July 28, it seemed not as though he had lived to hear the end of his story — which a year or so earlier it might per haps have seemed — but as though he were being deprived of the very chapter that might have proved after all to be the most exciting. Mr. Fuller had had literary successes before. Back in the nineties The Chevalier of Pensieri Vani had been spoken of in the same breath with Henry James and William Dean How- ells. And then came The CIi|f Dwell ers, after which the then Chicago school of writers named their new club in the top of the Orchestra Hall building. This book no longer followed a tradi tion, but inaugurated a genre of its own. And one that readers at the time of the first World's Fair found particu larly exciting. Again in the years just before 1914, the free verse years, he was in the van with a book of poems, "Lines Long and Short," which nobody thought any the less of because of its having been writ ten with his tongue at least partly in his cheek. A hostess of those days played a clever trick on him. She measured the lines of one of those poems and laid it out in ribbons as a table decoration : whereupon Mr. Fuller came back just as cleverly by recogniz ing it. Which was fortunate, since per se it must have made a rather curious looking centerpiece. AND since then he has not even felt l content to be in the van of suc cessive literary movements, but has kept ahead of them. A little too much ahead for his own comfort perhaps, what with Bertram Cope's Tear, whose implications nobody, least of all Mr. Fuller himself, dared at the time to understand, and the short novel, now esteemed, but not so popular in the earlier 1920's when everyone was still keyed up for trilogies. This autumn, however, had Mr. Fuller lived to see it, might have brought a success more thrilling than all the rest put together. In fact it would probably have ended by includ ing all the rest of them in the form of reprints. For at the time of his death two new books of his were in the publisher's hands, one of them hav ing reached the state of corrected page proofs, and the other that of a manu script complete to its final revision. The first of these, out this fort night in a first edition limited to 2,000 copies, which probably means under the circumstances that you would do well to get in your order, is entitled Gardens of This 'World. Under this pleasant title, Mr. Fuller has written a quite exceptional travel story. One which combines the legendary and literary quality of Wal ter de la Mare's Peter Broc\en with immediate observations upon the ways of the younger generation. In it he brings back to print and paper the Chevalier of Pensieri Vani, now in his sixties, and the Seigneur of Hors-Con- cours, also old enough so that a young nun of Urgel in Spain sees no reason for refusing to dance with him. He sets the pair of them wandering in search of such glimpes of beauty and quietness as a world grown faster and noisier may still be supposed to yield. IN a day or two after this issue ap pears upon the newsstands, A. S. M. Hutchinson's new novel will be out. It is his first in four years, and things are being said about its possibly repeating the success of If Winter Comes, instead of being a flop, so to speak, like the two novels that followed. The idea is a quite good one. 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To begin with, Mr. Hutchinson loads his characters up with names that come within an inch of stopping you at the first chapter: Pelham Heritage, Lady Vestibule, Miss Mention, the Flogg-Wallopers, and so on. The ambitious parson be- ing named Quest. Next, instead of having Pelham Heritage behave to ward his collectors item bride with collector's cruelty, he merely has him behave Victorian. Mr. Hutchinson even succeeds in missing the possibili ties of his background. The story is laid in the heart of the hunting coun try, — and then Pelham doesn't let Dawn hunt. THE D. Van Nostrand Company of New York appears to be spe cialising this month in Chicago authors, having published during the past three weeks the work of some twenty-five or more of them, including Walter Dill Scott, Ferdinand Schevill, Fay Cooper Cole, William McGovern, C. Judson Herrick, Baker Brownell, Clarence Darrow, T. V. Smith, E. Sapir, Mark Turbyfill, Karleton Hackett, C. J. Bulliet, Robert Morss Lovett, Llewellyn Jones, Edith Frank lin Wyatt, Morris Fishbein, Lawrence Martin, Maurice Leseman, and Gene Toomer. This lineup might, of course, be a mere accident, due to the fact that their new ten volume series en titled Man and His World was edited in Chicago, if it weren't that they have also just published Savage Gentlemen, by Mabel Cook Cole, otherwise Mrs. Fay Cooper Cole. This book begins in the Philippines and ends in Chi cago. That is, the things that Mr. and Mrs. Cole collected among the Philip pine head-hunters — a perpetual risk of life and limb that makes Savage Gentlemen more adventure story than travel book — are now to be seen, prop erly ticketed, at the Field Museum. No other so good In this carefully sterilized bot tle the famous Chippewa Natural Spring Water comes direct to you from the springs near Chippewa Falls, Wis consin. Leading medical and analytical authorities claim that Chip pewa is the purest and softest spring water in the world. 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CALL RANDOLPH 9455 Appropriate Music and Diversified Entertainment for AH Occasions Mentor H. Otto R. Koretz Sielof One-Six-Two North State Street Dearborn 8664 Books, Briefly Five and Ten, by Fannie Hurst. (Harper and Brothers.) Again, as in A President Is Born, Miss Hurst takes a current topic for her theme, and shows us in the story of a man who has made a hundred and eighty millions out of other people's dimes and nickels, just what money will buy, and what it will not buy, and what is likely to happen to the man who makes it and to his wife and children. Also the best thing to do in case like the hero Rarick you should wake up some day with more money than you can comfortably spend on real estate, fur coats, pipe organs, and blue diamonds. The Romantics, by Mary Roberts Rine- hart. (Farrar and Rinehart.) The book which answers the question that every one asked when Stanley Rinehart seceded from Doubleday, Doran to start a firm of his own. Yes, Stanley's mother seceded with him. It is a volume of short stories, some of them quite short, which studies romance as occurring in the breasts of characters of all ages, beginning with a married pair who sound nearly ninety, and ending with the tale of an adolescent known to his mother and to his Uncle Henry as The String Bean. The Young May Moon, by Martha Ostenso. (Dodd, Mead & Co.) Martha Ostenso, winner of the Dodd Mead prize for the best first novel the first time it was offered — it is now being offered for a third time: you must get your manu script in before December — here leaves the prairie for the village, and produces a novel not less excellent, nor more cheerful than her other two. Marriage, by Edward Westermarck. (Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith.) A new short book which, though in less detail, gets down to the same funda mental principles arrived at in Dr. Westermarck's three volume History of Human Marriage. 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