1929 Price 15 Cents k .r . 320 MICHIGAN AVENUE, NORTH PEARL [• POWELL Aborning x rocks jlennis and Croll logs xSeacli Apparel JtSatning Lostumes -Pajamas linsembles lea Hour J rocks V^asino Clowns .Dancing JDresses TO WEAR IN fOUTHERN \ CLIMES TWECI4ICAG0AN l Early American pewter tea set of authentic design and exquisite lustre. It is regularly priced at $30 for four pieces, now, $19.85 Modern bookends of French crackled pottery, each pair signed by the artist. A number of original de signs, regularly priced $7.50, and now, $5.75 pair. English Queensware salad and dessert plates; Royal Cauldon, Coalport and others. Regularly priced to $1 7.50. $12 doz. Rare and beautiful Christmas gifts at prices which represent a saving of 20% to 40% I We at Burley's are breaking all precedent by holding our great gift clearance before Christmas instead of after, as is the usual custom. Six departments are being closed out at this time. Generous discounts . are featured throughout the store, including new imports. You will save 20% to 40% on your Christmas gift budget by shopping here. Clocks » » » Toilet Wares We are closing out these departments with a truly ruthless disregard for original prices! Two-flask cologne set, was $15 » $10.85 Gold-bronze jewel box, was $1 5 » 9.95 Imported clock, was $37.50 » » » 24.85 Decanters « « « et cetera Modestly, we'll admit that we have the finest collection of wine, liqueur and liquor sets in town, to say nothing of other acces sories. From $5 to $175, specially priced. Imported wine set, was $15 » » $11.50 Fitted Cases This department, too, is being closed out at reductions of 20% to 50%. Cases formerly priced from $80 to $675, now $59 to $385. Imported morocco case, enamel- on - sterling fittings, was $475, now $269 French Flatware Blue, jade or salmon handles, gold blades and forks — what a delightful holiday gift! Salad set (shown) was $22.50 » » $12.95 Butter spreaders (12) were $15 » 9.85 Dessert forks (12) were $22.50 » 12.95 We announce the opening of a new depart ment presenting the finest makes of radios BURLEY'S 212 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE IMPENS PHOTOGRAPHS ALL MAIL AND By G. Fiene TELEPHONE ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY U4E CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy SHOW BOAT— Illinois, 65 East Jackson. Harrison 6510. The hit of two years in New York and a big bounding show comfortably settled here. Charles Win' ninger, Jules Bledsoe, The Jubilee Sing' ers, a huge cast colorfully turned out and altogether a big evening. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. *HEW MOON— Great Northern, 20 West Quincy. Central. A musical comedy verging into musical romance and offer' ing the voices of Charlotte Lansing, George Houston and Roscoe Ails for a large and colorful evening. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Sat. and Sun., $4.40. Mon. to Fri., $3.85. Wed mat., $2.50; Sat. Mat. $3. ^BLACKBIRDS — Adelphi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. A revue new to the Town and recommended by a two- year run in New York. It will be re viewed. Curtain 8:20. Wed. and Sat. 2:20. Sat., Sun. and Holidays, 4.40. Other nights, $3.85. Matinees, Wed. and Sat., $2.50. *A HIGHT IK VEHICE— Grand Opera House. 119 North Clark. Central 8240. A lavish display in prospect with Ted Healy, Ann Seymour, Betty and Beth Dodge, The Chester Hale girls, The Allan Foster Girls and a vast number of talented ladies besides. To be re viewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. 2:30. Each night $4.40. Mat., $3. ^FOLLOW THRU— Apollo, 74 West Randolph. Central 8240. A musical score is here joined to the game of golf and everybody has a lot of fun. Cur' tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Mon. to Fri., $3.85. Sat. and Sun., $4.40. Sat. mat., $3. Drama *TH£ LOVE DUEL— Harris, 170 North Dearborn. Central 8240. Ethel Barry- more in a Viennese thing and handsomely mentioned by Charles Collins on Page 40 of this issue. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. No Sunday performance. Mon. to Fri., $3.85. Sat., $4.40. Wed. mat., $2.50. Sat. mat., $3. MTHE AGE OF INNOCENCE— Selwyn, 180 North Dearborn. Central 3404. Katherine Cornell also splendid and lov ingly mentioned by Mr. Collins on Page 40. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Thurs. 2:30. Sat. $3.85. Mon. to Fri., $3, Wed. mat., $2. Sat. mat, $2.50. No Sunday show. SHAKESPEARIAN REPERTOIRE— Civic Theater, Wacker Drive at Washington. Franklin 5440. A competent troupe un der the direction of Fritz Leiber presents the Bard for 12 weeks. They are re viewed by Charles Collins on Page 40. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. MTHE FIRST MRS. ERASER— Princess, 319 South Clark. Central 8240. A THE CHICAGOAN PRESENTS Shopping, by Lucien Perona Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 Dining, Usual and Unusual 4 Editorially 7 The City of Unfortunate Publicity, by Martin J. Quigley 9 Overtones, by John C. Emery 11 The Sunday Paper, by Gonfal 12 The Sock Market, By Warren Brown 13 Radio, by Allan Dunn 15 The Chicago Fair, By Gaba 16 We Press the Vino, By Francis C. Coughlin 17 Femininity, by Irma Selz 18 Town Talk 19 Ethel Barrymore, by Nat Karson 20 George Cardinal Mundelein — Chi cagoan, by Eugene Weare 28 The Roving Reporter, by Francis C. Coughlin 38 Stage, by Charles Collins 40 Musical Notes, by Robert Pollak 44 Cinema, by William R. Weaver 46 Home, Suite Home, by Ruth G. Berg man 50 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 52 Books, by Susan Wilbur 54 The Chicagof.nne, by Marcia Vaughn 56 London hit by St. John Irvine is admir ably done in large measure by Grace George. See also Page 40. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Week nights, $3. Saturday night, $4.40. Wed. and Sat. mat., $2. STRAHGE INTERLUDE— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. Eugene O'NeilFs huge work beginning promptly at 5:30 o'clock. To be reviewed. Cur tain 5:30. No matinees. THE MAKROPOULOUS SECRET — Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Mon- THE CHICAGOAN S Theatre Ticket Service Asterisks opposite theatres listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be pur chased in advance at box office price3 by readers of The Chi cagoan. A convenient form for use in filing application is provided on page 42. roe. Central 7085.. A vehicle admir ably presented by the Goodman company and estimated favorably by Charles Col lins on Page 40. Curtain 8:30. Matinee Friday only 2:30. No Sunday perform ance. ¦KJERRT FOR SHORT— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. Fiske O'Hara in a comedy new to the Town which will be reviewed in an early issue. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Satur days, $3. Other nights $2.50. Mat. Wed., $2. Mat. Sat, $2.50. ¦KHOMICIDE— Garrick, 64 West Ran dolph. Central 8240. William Hodge in a thriller of his own authorship. Re viewed on Page 40. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. Nights, $2.50, Wed. and Sat. mat., $1.50. BROTHERS— Erlanger, 127 North Clark. State 2464. Bert Lytell in an old fash ioned melodrama which moves this ob' server strangely. A good show. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE JADE GOD— Playhouse, 410 South Michigan. Harrison 2300. An oriental scare show which handles its gooseflesh so lavishly that it bids fair to last until Christmas. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ— Selwyn, 180 North Dearborn. Central 3404. The Junior Leaguers offer for children a dramatization of the Tin Woodsman and companions to the im mense delight of small customers. Might drop in with the family. Saturday morn' ings at 10:30. ' Vaudeville ¦KTHE PALACE— 159 West Randolph. State 6977. A cool and comfortable the ater displaying a weekly menu supervised by R. K. O. Sat., Sun., Holidays, $2. Week nights, $1.50. Mat., $1. MUSIC CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA— Open with a splendid fanfare for its 19th year in the new Opera Building. Every night, Sunday excepted; matinee Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, popular prices. The season is from November 4 to Feb ruary 1. CHICAGO STMPHONT ORCHESTRA — The 39th year at Orchestra Hall un der the direction of Frederick Stock. Regular subscription program concerts Friday afternoons and Saturday evenings (the same program). Fourteen popular concerts, second and fourth Thursday evenings throughout the season. Tues day afternoon concerts, a bit heavier than pop programs, the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Call Harrison 0363 for information. [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: 56S Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Advertis ing Representatives — Siinpcon-Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copies 15c. Vol. VI II., No. 6 — Dec. 7, 1929. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111., under the act of March 3 1879. THE CHICAGOAN 3 Close^Ups of the brilliant gowns and accessories which adorned society at the opera during the entr'acte Rosemary explained the origin of her beautiful Necklace. It is an exact copy — in Silver and Rhinestones — of a piece of French Court Jewelry worn by Marie An toinette. The original is in the Art Museum in Paris. And true to tradition, she was wearing it tied to gether in the back with a tiny Velvet ribbon to match her Gown. in the center box — sat Mrs charming in the rosy hued surroundings. Her Gown — of Lame in rich but subdued tones — was strikingly different with jewelled shoulder straps and bands of Kolinsky on the skirt. in the foyer Jean ..... was radiant in an exquisite Ensemble of coral Panne Velvet. A three-quarters Coat — with a deep, soft Fox collar in beige — was draped modishly over a lovely Gown with long fitted lines and irregular hem. in the promenade — were two pairs of Slippers, particularly no ticeable for their graceful lines and effective colorings. One — a strap Slipper — was made of Metal Cloth in black with Gold threads which gave a bronze effect. The other — a Silver Brocade Pump, dyed to match the Frock— was trimmed with a tiny touch of gold and silver Kid. CHAS A- STEVENS • fr • BROS 4 THE CHICAGOAN TABLES Downtown BLACKSTOHE HOTEL— 656 S. Mich igan. Harrison 4300. Long a touch' stone of boulevard civilisation, the Black- stone continues in its unquestionable prestige. Margraff's orchestra. No danc ing. August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVEKS HOTEL— 110 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. A tremendous establish ment and very lively indeed on big fes tive evenings, the Stevens is nicely gauged to meet individual needs. Doc Davis' band for dancing. Fey is headwaiter. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Mich igan. Harrison 3800. The show place on the boulevard, famous for Peacock Alley and the Balloon Room, and noted for Johnny Hamp's band, the Congress has been tinkering with its menus lately and achieving dishes quite notable. Ray Barrette is headwaiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Ran dolph 7500. A very graciously hospi table tavern with good food, adequate service and an unusually good hotel or chestra. Muller is maitre d'hotel. PETRUSKA CLUB— 165 N. Michigan. Dearborn 4388. A night club and res taurant in the Russian manner given over to extremely alert people and made bright by unusual entertainment. Kinsky is chief servitor. Khmara is master of cere monies. BAL TAB ARIH— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Always a notable night place, Bal Tabarin offers the amazing decoration made possible through Wilfred's clavilux. Sleepy Hall's band. Wallis is head- waiter. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. The College Inn is— The Col lege Inn. Current attractions: Frank Libuse, the trick waiter; Lloyd Huntley's band and a floor show. Braun is head- waiter. ST. HUBERTS OLD EHGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Wabash 0770. Imposing English cookery is here as breath taking as the empire. A most notable luncheon choice. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. If stocks are up and tickers cheerful, LaSalle Street lunches magnificently at Kau's. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. A pop ular luncheon choice well served and ex tremely well attended. Good people SCHLOGUS—11 N. Wells. Noted for its literary flavor, Schlogl's is none less wor thy for memorable dining at a fifty-year- old board. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. A tavern preserving worthy traditions of American victualry and an advisable luncheon or dinner choice. Sandrock is maitre d'hotel. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Har rison 2628. Since World's Fair times an able exponent of American cookery and a resourceful kitchen besides. Hierony- mus is proprietor. COFFEE DAN'S— Dearborn at Randolph. A night restaurant loud and late attended by all big celebrities and a rollicking spot on Randolph Street. North EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. A tuneful and respectable harbor, elabo rately furnished and frequented by nice people. Ted Fio-Rito's band. Friday night is college. Wildenhus is headwaiter. [listings begin on page 2] LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake- shore Drive. Superior 8500. A thor oughly knowing establishment in the mileu of the genuine Gold Coast and frequented by genuine people. John Burgh is headwaiter. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. Largest of the class inns and well patronized by gay customers, ordinarily young. Jack Chap man's band. Peter Ferris is headwaiter. THE GREEK MILL— 4806 Broadway. Sunnyside 3400. Largest of the North- side cabarets, late and merry with a fair crowd and elaborate entertainment. Verne Buck's band. Ralph Burke is headwaiter. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. A quiet and alto gether competent resort for the diner out on the mid-north side. A splendid kitchen. No dancing. CIRO'S— 18 West Walton. Delaware 2592. A smart and nobly victualled dining room in the Parisian manner apt to be predom inantly formal and certain to number excellent people at its table. Louis Stef- fins is headwaiter. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. An admirable port any night, stormy or otherwise, with hostesses, en tertainment, Southern and Chinese cook ing. Eddie Jackson's band. Gene Harris is headwaiter. KELLT'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. The loudest night club in the universe and a show place in its fashion. Monday night theatrical. Every night informal, hysterical, hey-hey and cheap. John Dodd's band. Johnnie Makeley is headwaiter. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A French parlor handsomely served, furnished with private dining rooms, a fair band and generally a swell idea. Mons. Teddy oversees. JIM IRELAHD'S OTSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. A bustling sea food restaurant astonishingly well provided with ocean delicacies, and open until 4:00 a. m. Something of a show place. Jim Ireland usually oversees. JULIEH'S— 109 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. A conservatory given to nightly demon strations of frog legs and scallops tre mendously served^ Starting promptly at 6:30 p. m. for an imposing table d'hote. A show place. Mama Julien oversees. One must telephone for reservations. RICKETTS— 2727 N. Clark. A steak and sandwich emporium open late and laud ably for a night crowd. GRATLINGS— 410 N. Michigan. A luncheon choice moderately expensive and exclusive as such things go. It is perhaps more to feminine than to mas culine taste. South C^£uLOU/SIANE-1241 S- Michigan. Michigan 1837. The fine art of Creole dinmg is here lovingly advised and prac ticed under the eye of Mons. Gaston Alciatore. One should consult Gaston, or Max, perhaps by telephone some little time before a meal is contemplated. Ten Nights in Ten Unusual Restaurants (individual taste and spirit of adven ture IN EATING IS THE TOUCHSTONE TO THESE) THE VITTORIA— 746 Taylor. A tasty dining^ hall, indeed, boasting Sig. Joe Ambra's magnificent ravioli, splendid fried chicken deftly prepared in olive oil with leeks, an assortment of Italian sweet cookies and Sig. Joe doubles on the man dolin. Sig. Coughlin dines here. MARCELLO'S— 1408 S. Wabash, second floor. A robust Italian place crowded, happy, sinfully well fed on antipasto, spaghetti, steak or chicken dinners served lavishly and well. Steve is headwaiter. Marcello usually oversees. A mild ad venture. Mr. H. J. P. Saladin counts this a pearl of price. BON VIVANT— 4367 Lakepark Ave. A French dining room wonderfully well served and happily little enough known to be leisurely and uncrowded. Ravishing fowl and oysters. Madame supervises. Mr. William V. Morgenstern brags of this one. STRULEVITZ— 1217 South Sangamon. A Jewish neighborhood restaurant presided over by the good Elias and offering a charcoal steak little less than fabulous. A three star place, surely. It is approved by that notable attorney and trencherman, George D. Mills. Not too late. THE RAVENNA— Division at Wells. A Hungarian institute plainly set forth but robustly prodigal in the kitchen. Open until very late with a theatrical crowd like as not. And music upon fiddle and spinnet. U. Brenton Groves is inordi nately fond of the Ravenna. GASTIS— 3259 N. Clark. A Swedish lyceum of good dining, most ample of all on the tablecloth. It is satisfying, novel, unpretentious and bewilderingly cheap. Mr. Tolya Fizdale, photographic artist, overeats here. Until 8 LINCOLN TL7RNVEREIN— Diversey at the "L." A most notable German res taurant animated by a string quartette and abounding in handsome dishes. Mr. Kurt M. Stein tells his friends about this one. TWENTT-THREE-O-NINE— B e i n g the number on West Madison of a Spanish restaurant (second floor, turn left). It is plainly served, well-victualled and a novel, unexciting place. It is the special pride of Miss Olivia Robertson, who is very jealous of it. Until 8. FOO CHOW'S— 411 S. Clark. An Orien tal inn modestly aloof on a mean street which does as well with Chinese cuisine as any place within this observer's range. It is moderate, free of sightseers, and leisurely across the napkin. Mr. Jimmy Meighan does prodigies at this board. CORSIGLIO'S— Orleans at Illinois. An Italian restaurant little known and gen uinely atmospheric to the eyebrows, but a brave choice for the hardy diner. Its steaks are especially good. The Malcolm Saltons take nourishment here. NOT A CORSET NOT A CORSELET But a Garment That Supplies the Long Felt Need of Every Woman Loop Shop 1524 STEVENS BLDG 17 N. STATE ST. 57 E. MADISON ST. South Side Shop 825 EAST 63RD ST. North Side Shop EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL 5325 SHERIDAN RD. Oak Park. 1009 LAKE ST. Evanston 1605 ORRINGTON AVE. ADDRESS ALL REPLIES TO MAIN OFFICE THE STAYFORM COMPANY, 4237-39 LINCOLN AVE., CHICAGO, ILL. TELEPHONE WELLINGTON 7460 Jo it. 4 ^lZ^6s ^v^fcg TWE CHICAGOAN 18 67 ~£)eep footed Jjke an Oak, WHEN appointed Secretary of War the late James W. Good, in whose memory the flags of the nation have been flying at half-mast, was a Chicagoan of eight years' residence. After a long career in national politics, representing Iowa constituencies, he chose this city as his home, and therefore we lament the passing of a distinguished fellow-citizen. As a dweller in this focus of rail-and-lake transportation he had felt the influence of that old dream of deep water ways which may bring ocean shipping into our harbors; and with the power that the War Department holds over navigable streams he stood in a position to aid this cause, which is not without its powerful and jealous enemies. By his death, after a brief but fruitful tenure of office, the deep waterways project lost a friend at court. The obituary tributes to Secretary Good testified, with notable unanimity, to his charm of personality as well as to his administrative gifts. He was, it seems, a man of innate grace and kindliness of spirit. The words spoken by his grieving colleagues were, in summary, the classic epitaph of Brutus: His life was gentle. ? UNDER the terms of Joseph Pulitzer's will, certain prizes are awarded every year for superior achieve ments in the various branches of journalism. There fore, we wish to place in nomination for a crown of rasp berry leaves surmounted by long, hairy ears the name of Arthur Brisbane. During the illness of Secretary Good, Mr. Brisbane read an announcement that the patient had been given a little nourishment; whereupon he flew into a rage. It was a medical mistake, he proclaimed in print, to feed a fever; it was like poisoning the patient. He told the world that he knew more than a college of physicians and surgeons on this point. Old Doc Brisbane seemed to be on the point of rushing to the bedside and taking charge of the case himself. His solicitude for the sufferer was touching. But his presumptuousness in venturing to oppose his layman's theories to medical experience was the year's highest manifestation of columnist's egomania. ? THE inauguration of Robert Maynard Hutchins as president of the University of Chicago was probably the most elaborate and highly organized ceremonial in the history of American education. In the richness of its ritual it was almost mediaeval. Wise men came from every corner of the world to pay tribute to the birth of a new regime. This academic pomp and circumstances was in line with the tradition established by William Rainey Harper, who emphasized the value of pageantry and processional as em broidery for the austerity of university life. It also coincided happily with a period of efflorescence in the uni- Editorially versity — the completion of many build- j ings, the cornerstone layings of others, the lofty symbolism of the new chapel, the enhancement of student life, and the expansion of research. As a city we are inclined to be brusque, informal, im patient of eloquent gestures. It is fortunate, then, that the university which represents us magnificently in the realm of scholarship should be so adept in the arts of ceremonial. We need such leadership in high dignity and noble man ners; in that direction the mellowness of civilization is to be found. ? THE winning of the Western Conference football championship by the brilliant team representing Pur due University brought cheers from every direction. Purdue's nine rivals did not begrudge her this victory; the general feeling was that her thirty-odd years of plucky, un successful striving entitled her, more than any other, to the laurel wreath. Every member of the various college fami lies involved subscribed to the sentiment, "If we couldn't win, I'm glad Purdue did." And that is true sportsmanship. After the coronation, however, came the conspirators. Sports writers have been suggesting a post-season game be tween Purdue and the leader of some other section, to determine a national championship. These utterances are be ing made in defiance of the Western Conference's firmly- established law against post-season games. They confirm the chapter in the recent report of the Carnegie Founda tion which deplores the point of view of the sport-news pages toward college athletics. These writers know that the "Big Ten" faculties have decided that post-season competition is not for the best in terests of the student-players, and yet they are trying to stir up such a game for Purdue. Which is not true sportsmanship. ? ACTRESSES, as a rule, do not live in Chicago. If en- /^k gaged for a Chicago production, their "Equity" con tract awards them railroad fare from and back to New York, their natural habitat. Nevertheless, the follow ing scene is a commonplace of Chicago's court rooms. An actress appears, seeking a divorce. She takes the witness stand and is placed under oath. "Are you a resident of Chicago?" "Yes, your honor." "How long have you lived here?" "Oh — now let me see! — for years and years!" In spite of the rent receipts which she may produce as documentary evidence of Chicago residence, the judge knows that she is lying. But she has a notable leg. And a seductive smile. She is such a captivating little lady, and the judge is so pleased to meet her. "Divorce granted." Chicago judges are funny that way. 8 TWt CHICAGOAN I 'it •I -"*\Jf ¦V GIFTS Superb gilts, gracious gifts, exquisite trifles, gathered from the distant corners of tne Old World, are kere at Saks -Fifth Avenue lor your lastioious choosing. SAKS- FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO NEW YORK TME CHICAGOAN 9 The City of Unfortunate Publicity'' How a Novelist Came, Saw and Was Converted By MARTIN J. QUIGLEY "W^Uuh*, H&4-U $m an m SAMUEL MERWIN, the novelist (see Who's Who for the titles of his books, which are numerous) came to Chi cago last August, and was promptly taken for a ride. That is the way all magazine stories, plays and romances dealing with the Chicago scene begin or end; that sinister phrase from the argot of the gasoline-and-gin era is an inevit able part of the plot. Mr. Merwin arrived, shivering in his boots. His imagination was haunted by the melodrama of the "Chicago legend." He came here, expecting to be taken for a ride, and he got it. He was not escorted, however, by swarthy, sinister men with beady, rat-like eyes. He did not feel the cold, ominous muzzle of an automatic pistol pressing against the nape of his neck as he sat in the right-hand front seat of the black Packard. His body was not found two days later riddled and stark on the lone prair-ee. Nothing like that happened, and Mr. Mer win was tremendously surprised. HE rubbed the base of his skull carefully, and found no gun-shot wound there. He pinched himself to make sure that he wasn't dreaming. Then he remarked to his companion : "Apparently Chicago is suffering from unfortunate pub licity." "Maybe so," the other fellow answered cheerfully. "But let's get going again. You haven't seen anything yet." "Seen anything!"- — Mr. Merwin's emphasis on the words was that of consternation. "I'm beginning to suspect that you dropped haschisch into my cocktail!" But the other follow merely laughed, and stepped on the gas. He was Henry Kitchell Webster, also a novelist, hos pitably showing his old collaborator the town. Their careers had begun together with a partnership in writing. "Calumet K," but after that Mr. Merwin, like the easily remembered little pig, went to market (meaning New York, of course) while Mr. Webster had stayed at home to grow up with the pioneers. O N that ride Mr. Merwin saw a great light, like Saul on the road to Damascus. He immediately sat himself down at a desk and wrote to George Horace Lorimer about it, say ing, "I feel that an article is going to bump out of me on this subject." He was advised to let it bump. See the Saturday Evening Post, issue of October 26, for the result. "Chicago, the American Paradox" is the caption. Mr. Merwin's article is a remarkable departure from the essays which are usually written by literary men sent out by magazines to get the low-down on Chicago and play it up. It jumps the single track of the eastern editorial mind. It hews closely, however, to the line that has been taken by every non-literary stranger who has come within our city gates during the past few years. Here is the dominating fact that Mr. Merwin finds in this vast civic ferment: "Chicago — the new Chicago — is superb; even as it stands, hardly half rebuilt. To one who see it freshly and, in so far as the motor car permits, all at once, it is exicting. I know of nothing quite like it in the L\\\\\ \w\\\ ,\ ml m \p,~ *¦ ;V: 10 TWE CHICAGOAN world. It hasn't, of course, the mellow historical charm of Rome or Paris, but it has, already, a considerable measure of splendor. It is new, all of today, but today at its best The sharpest criticism I have heard of our American cities, particularly through the West, is that they look alike, as if everything there had been purchased in some Gargantuan five-and-ten. But the new Chicago isn't like that. It is a stirring, living city where men and women work and prosper and aspire to civic splendor." LET'S go riding with Mr. Merwin - for a while. His observations are stimulating. He sees with virgin eyes the things that have become common place to ours : "We drove back into the city by way of Sheridan Road. It proved to be the most nearly beautiful approach to a city I know of in the United States. .... From the city limits we rode seven or eight miles along the noblest boulevard I have ever seen." The army of bathers at the street- end beaches astonished him, and became to him almost a symbol of the city's life "Over nearly all of the twenty-six miles of shore front, this scene is familiar. And the picture is that of a great city comfortably enjoy ing itself. Tens, scores, of thousands of people taking their ease without thought of bullets or bombs." He comes toward the Michigan Avenue bridge: "I could only look about me with a catch in my breath. In my day there had been no boulevard there, and no bridge At the farther end, across the river, I found myself gazing at the most impressive group of sky scrapers I know of in America; towers in color, spires, a thrilling sense of up ward flight in steel and stone." He discovers Wacker Drive and thinks of the South Water Street of his youth: "This drive is, flatly, a new concept. For nearly a mile along the southerly branch of the many-times manhandled little river, it curves its unbelievably lovely way, widening here and there into broader areas of pavement, edged with massive stone parapets. The South Water Street of my youth, where one picked his muddy way between crowd ing market wagons, has vanished. All the old brick buildings where the mar ket men and the commission men once held forth have vanished. Every build ing. Uprooted, tossed aside to make a noble esplanade. I felt like rubbing my eyes." He cruises southward along Michigan Avenue : "Beside it, for width, for design of center islands and of the fine rows of lighting posts, for the magnificent, apparently endless line of stately build ings on the landward side, New York's Fifth Avenue seems hardly more than a side street." HE meditates over Grant Park, the electrified and hidden Illinois Central tracks, the freight yards that are to disappear under buildings erected on air rights: "The thought arose, as I gazed about me, that the engineers, like the archi tects, must be having a wonderful time in Chicago these days. For they are working out incredible dreams in steel and stone." He says to Mr. Webster, at his side : "This certainly isn't the Chicago I've been hearing about and reading about ever since the war. Whence does it come from — all this order and beauty?" Mr. Webster answers him: "It is the spirit of the city There has been a popular surge that simply could not be stopped. It was bigger than all the corruption in the city and the state. And it is going straight on. In five or ten years more it will stand among the beautiful cities of the world. I think you'll have to turn to Paris or Buenos Ayres or Rio de Janeiro to find a place at all comparable." (Mr. Webster, after seeing this out burst of optimism in print, disclaimed credit for it. "Sam's own ideas, all that," he explained. "I merely drove the car and let him make the speeches.") Finally they come to the new chapel of the University of Chicago. A shower of rain could not dampen Mr. Merwin's ardor at the sight of Bertram Goodhue's impressive Gothic design. "I glanced," he says, "and then stood rooted. The rain beat down, but before the beauty of that western front, with its great rose window, I forgot that. I took off my hat. It was, at the moment, an unconscious tribute to an architec tural masterpiece." MR. MERWIN was eager to learn how all this had happened, and so he got into touch with the Chicago Plan Commission. His review of its work is a familiar story to Chicagoans, but his conclusions, after a week of attending committee meetings with the city-planners, are worth repeating. "I can raise no question," he writes, "that Chicago will be, within ten or twenty years, our one greatly outstand ing city. These men convinced me." His article closes with a revision of the melodramatic "Chicago legend," thus: "As for that ugly legend, I can't help believing that Chicago is suffering not so much from any widespread murder - ousness — the statistics issued by the Prudential Insurance Company on crimes of violence in 1928 place the city pretty well down the list; certainly not at the top — as from unfortunate publicity. They have a habit there of doing everything, good and bad, in a picturesque, bold way. Everything they do turns out to be news "No, I don't believe that anybody need fear to attend that approaching fair of 1933. Not really. From what I've been able to learn, it is going to be a new and bold and beautiful show, based on a wholly new concept. Quite Chicagoan, in fact. If I'm living then, and able to be about, I shall be there. And I really don't think there'll be TI4E CHICAGOAN n much danger of murder "There is an utterance of Daniel H. Burnham's that seems to me to sum up this new Chicago. It is worth repeat ing here. In fact, I'm inclined to be lieve it is worth repeating to oneself at least once a week. Here it is: " 'Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood, and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.' "And there you have, I'm really in clined to believe, the spirit of Chicago." Thus spake Samuel Merwin, author, after he had wrestled with the demons of the "Chicago legend" and become converted to the true faith of his old home-town. This was the frank con fession of the unbeliever who came to the City of Unfortunate Publicity. The quotations from Samuel Merwin's article, "Chicago, the American Paradox" are reprinted by special permission from the Saturday Evening Post; copyright 1929 by the Curtis Publishing Company. Overtone/ THE new classification of liars goes like this: Liars, damn liars, and people who say they didn't lose any money in the stock market. The Julius Rosenwald fund has given $100,000 to the National Ad visory Committee on Education "to conduct a survey of the duties of the Federal government toward educa tion." Many fathers think that its first duty should be to pass legislation against raccoon coats. * There has been an epidemic of jew- elery thefts lately, and many recent possessors of "paper profits" are now worried for fear they'll lose their gems before they get them to a pawn shop. * A Los Angeles fire company dashed to a blaze in record time, and then had to go back for a wrench to turn on the hydrant. All of them laugh heartily at jokes about plumbers. The schools of Hamburg, N. Y., have adopted a new style report card, showing ratings in social relation ship, self expression, critical thinking, worth-while activity, knowledge, skill and health. It looks to us like an other way of estimating "It." * America is importing from England an extraordinary number of plum puddings containing rum. Americans are notoriously fond of pudding. * The Chicago Association of Com merce favors a substantial increase in the pay of our military officers and men. The feeling is that they will be in better shape to keep an enemy from our door if they have no worries about keeping the wolf from their own. * New York state's three-lane high ways are said to permit fasti driving with safety. But even three-lane high ways will be of little use until we have fewer drivers with one-lane brains. * The Department of the Interior is planning to use the radio in an educa tional campaign to reduce illiteracy. It wants every one in the country to be able to send in "applause cards." * More than 500 women delegates are expected to attend the forthcoming convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. They seem to have solved successfully the problem of kitchen relief. * The charter of the Bank of Inter national Settlements, the "world bank," is said to be brief and chiefly technical. That sort of thing seems to be typical of banking procedure, noticeable particularly in connection with their refusal of applications for loans. As a result of its sweeping defeat in the recent election, there is expected to be a drastic reorganization of the local Republican party. One of these days, a political party will be defeated and then will not reorganize — and that will be news. — JOHN C. EMERY. All -American (Suggested) McGonniff, Illinois, because he spotted every scout during the season. Marblegate, Ohio, because he saw all the team's secret practice sessions. Vivianni, Notre Dame, because he followed his team to every game via the bumpers. Smith, Smith, because she attended all the big games and never asked a question. Nagurski, because he represents im migrant blood proudly taking its place in the university world. O'Malley, Three Rivers College, be cause he didn't fire up over the coach's confident fight talk aimed to key a hope less team into whaling the champs. The Carnagie Reporter who, very likely didn't make more than $30 a week and could have sold plenty to the papers. Splandorf, Wisconsin, because he put on his expense account: "$25, lost on football game." Smootch, Yale, because he tossed his new hat over the goal post and re trieved it. Oglesberg, Indiana, because he crashed the gates at Stagg Field. Barnaby, Chicago, who didn't go out for football, because he thought he couldn't make the team. Cabot, Harvard, because he frankly told his rich uncles there were no tickets to be had. — D. C. P. 12 THE CHICAGOAN The Sunday Paper Dedicated to More Than a Million Indubitable Readers By GONFAL You have lots of time to read on Sunday — Millions of others do; You have lots of time and it's your one day, Brush ufa, know who's who— Pull ufi an easy chair, lots of time to sftend, And you'll find your Trib is a wonderful friend — You have lots of time to read on Sunday, Make it count for you! —As sting and recited nightly over Radio Station WGN. Canto the First— and Only: (News Section, Final Edition, Two Pounds Honest Weight, Ten Cents, Pay No More). For those with ample time to read A thoughtful press is Ganymede. Attendant on the reader's seat With feature, relay, sport and beat. To serve against the day's duress The vintage of the daily press. In pages two plus seven score In weight, a pair of pounds and more. Tou have lots of time to read on Sunday Millions of others do — di — do. Behold as solemn fabric spun That noble tapestry, Page 1. Which, moulding Time to fruitful use, Rehearses all the Sunday news: How Britain, lest her peace pact slips, Lays down a brace of battleships. Which fear mild Uncle Sam allays With ten new cruisers on the ways. Tou have lots of time and it's your one day Do, mi, fa, sol, re, do. Then read how bandits base in wrath Drag shrieking women from the bath, How Grandma Karp at 90 begs Indulgence for the flapper's legs, How with ten thousand beggars made The Stock Exchange, unblushing jade, Smirks the old, shameless jest around That business, on the whole, is sound. Pull up an easy chair, lots of time to spend tootle-ti'tootle-ti'too. Read how a lady publican Ran swift to tax — and also ran, And how in Aimee's precious fold The latest swami yells for gold, And how a dry chief smugly grieves The thieveries of his brother thieves, With half a hundred rogueries more To gloss the holy sabbath o'er. And you'll find your Trib is a wonderful friend Raddle-de'daddle ah Choo. Then mark, with hanging imminent, A famed adulterer „ will repent, How dazed in alcoholic fog A man in Butte has bit his dog, The while connubial bliss doth thrive The bride eighteen — groom eighty-five Last muse where rotogravure pads Its stint of art with corset ads. You have lots of time to read on Sunday Ma\e it count for you — ehul THE CHICAGOAN 13 The Sock Market Quotations on the Exact Status of Fisticuffs in Chicago IF there were an urge on the part of the gentlemen of the Carnegie Foundation to snoop around during these few years of the existence of legalized boxing in the State of Illinois, no ponderous tome would be required to set forth the results of the survey. One line would do it. Not much of a line, either. A line you've heard before: "They haven't made much money, but they've had a lot of fun." In the three or four years of its existence the business of prize fighting, known also as legalized boxing, has re quired four sets of Commissioners, and far be it from me to say that the last state of the game, or business, is any better than the first. In all that time Illinois, whose prin cipal fighting community, aptly enough, By WARREN BROWN is Chicago, has witnessed the run of most of the celebrated and the notorious characters of the fight game. There have been tremendous "gates," the Dempsey-Tunney second annual, of course, topping all. But it would take more than the full war strength of the Carnegie Foundation investigators to discover one promoter who can point with pride to any profits as Christmas approaches. WORLD'S championships in practically every division have been settled in Chicago rings. More often than not, the settling was a long drawn out process, and I haven't any particular reference to Mr. Eugenic Tunney's fourteen-second siesta on the canvas when all champions before or after him have felt it incumbent upon them to arise before ten or forever after hold the bag. A world's championship contest in volving the lightweight or 135 pound title inaugurated the business of prize fighting in the State of Illinois on a legalized basis. Sammy Mandell, a handsome young man of Rockford, 111., was given the decision, and the title with it, after ten rounds of scuffling with Rocco Tozzo, otherwise Rocky Kansas. There were squawks after this de* cision. Not the plaintive squawks that followed some other decisions, but squawks, none the less. And Oh, yes, the show lost money. By degrees the prize fight business 14 THE CHICAGOAN worked up to a world's championship encounter between "Mickey" Walker and a man of color, "Tiger" Flowers. Walker was given the decision in that one, and though Flowers has long since been gathered to his fathers, the lamentations over that verdict linger on. THE customers, of whom there are about 12,000 in Chicago, didn't care much for the decision when Walker defended his title against "Ace" Hudkins, a challenger, some time afterwards. As a matter of fact, that decision was a correct one, but the customers had reached the saturated stage of squawking by that time and lamentations oozed out on little or no provacation. The wailing continued, off and on. It has ceased now, since Walker granted Hudkins' plea for a return match, and proceeded to punch his name, forwarding address, and auto mobile license number on the Hud kins' countenance, in ten Los Angeles rounds. Chicago has had a fair test of the prize fight business, but at no time has Chicago gone nutty over the ring and its characters. Most obvious of reactions of the city towards its pugi lists has been the adventure of Jack Dempsey, as a promoter. Here is a character of the prize ring most color ful of all since John L. Sullivan used to breathe alcoholic defiance at the world and all its inhabitants. No other figure has ever been able to attract gates comparable with those Dempsey drew. He paved the way for the million dollar receipts. He was the magnet that drew the first two million dollar gate, and he was in the only prize fight promotional ven ture that ever turned the $2,000,000 bend and headed for the third million. Dempsey, of all the champions of the prize ring, alone had crowds fol low him when he appeared in the street. Oddly enough, even in defeat, (and Mr. Tunney, whatever else he has done, or has failed to do, did score two victories over Dempsey) the popularity of the Manassa Mauler seemed to increase rather than fall away. SUCH a glamorous figure came into Chicago, recently, and announced that he was going to undertake the promotion of fights. He was greeted with publicity the like of which no other promoter in Chicago received for any of his ventures, whether they involved world's championships or were just fight shows. Dempsey preceded his appearance as a promoter by spending a week on the stage of Chicago's leading vaude ville house. He plugged his show there. He talked over a variety of radio stations and ballyhooed his show some more. He was a frequent visitor at night clubs, and while taking his inevitable bow, invariably had some thing to say about his first show. The newspapers, at least one of which had been lukewarm towards Dempsey in some of his other ven tures, went overboard in publicizing his opening show. He had on his card one world's champion, a former Chicagoan, with presumably a large local following, and he had another warrior in action, who had made fre quent interesting fights in Chicago rings. He had the whole-hearted co operation of the entire Boxing Com mission. Briefly, and it's about time to use that word, he had every break that any promoter ever had — and his show lost approximately $10,000. HERE, then, was a man whose every appearance elsewhere, in the ring or out of it, caused great jamming at box-offices, following the same general line of all the other Chicago fight promoters. He had some fun, but he made no money. His second promotional venture wasn't accompanied by such a fanfare of .publicity. But neither was it in any was a secret to the reading or listening public. And this one, too, wound up in the "red." Since its first production, in the summer of 1926, boxing in Chicago THE CHICAGOAN 15 hasn't been a financial success. Ar tistically, its shows have compared favorably with those in any part of the country. In fact, the average of interesting fights has been somewhat higher than in other sections of the prize fighting country. In all this time the promoters have tried all the various holds on the pub lic, in the wrestling for profits. But invariably it has been the promoter who was thrown for a loss. CERTAINLY there have been occasional shows that operated at a profit. The late Tex Rickard, moving into town in defiance of some of the rules and regulations of the Illinois boxing code itself, and operat ing on the platform: "Everybody wants it," collected plenty for the second annual running of the Demp- sey-Tunney encounter. But Tex was just a visitor. He didn't attempt it again. He was too smart for that. These promoters have tried various scales of prices, never quite as high as they have been, at times, in New York. They have had bargain prices and other kinds of prices. They have had editorial advice from some of the sporting writers on how to conduct their business. And they have failed to make money. One promoter banned radio as a means to induce customers to enter his arena. Another has advocated radio as a means to entice the cus tomers to his arena. Neither has had any consistent success at coin collecting. They have tried newspaper adver tising. They have tried radio adver tising. They have, since Dempsey, tried "personal appearance" advertis ing, and still the deficits go on, prac tically unhalted. What the future of the prize fight game in Illinois will be, no one knows. People still go in for the sock market. There never has been any accounting for tastes, but in these instances, there has been a heluva lot of accounting. The Chicago Creed With Tonal Separations 1 — That New York is a nice place to visit but "no place to live." 2 — That it's cheaper to live in Chi cago than in New York. 3 — That the intersection of Madison "And remember, dear, it's a Columbia Broadcasting System recipe" and State streets is the busiest corner in the world. 4 — That Florenz Ziegfeld will build a theater here. 5 — That the presence of sidewalk cafes is all that distinguishes Paris from Chicago. 6 — That there are more beautiful women on Michigan avenue than on any street in the world. 7 — That there are not. 8 — That all local newspapermen try to write like Ben Hecht. 9 — That any local newspaperman who writes a good story is another Ben Hecht. 10 — That Milton Sills was once a professor at the University of Chicago. 11 — That Wallace Reid was once a life guard at the old Wilson Beach. 12 — That traffic police in the north shore suburbs are the meanest in the world. 14 — That real music lovers prefer to hear the symphony concerts from the gallery. 1 5 — That the Cubs will win the pen nant next year. 16— That the current of the Chicago River was reversed. 17 — That the Chicago Fire started when Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lamp. 18 — That Mayor Thompson was once a cowboy. 19 — That we'll never have a subway. 20 — That Stagg fears Purdue. 21 — That the world's longest street is Western Avenue. 22 — That there are numerals on the face of the Wrigley clock. 23 — That all distressing odors come from the Stockyards. 24 — That every cabaret is a night club. 25 — That it is easy to fix a ticket. 26 — That all actors go to Henrici's after the performance. 27 — That everybody who lives on the south side (or north side, as the case may be) is more to be pitied than scorned. 28 — That George Lott will beat Rene LaCoste in due season. 29 — That Sig. Alphonse Capone is an international figure. 30 — That the original Gasoline Alley is at Catalpa and Broadway. 31 — That only millionaires live on the Gold Coast. 32 — That the lake gets as rough as the ocean. 33 — That society people read the so ciety columns. 34 — That Chicago is "a good fight town." 35 — That we'll all be rich after the World's Fair. 36 — That all the riders on the Linc oln Park bridle path greet each other. — R. v. 16 THE CHICAGOAN The Chicago Fair (Or why wait till 1 933 to list attractions?) By GAB A NEAR NORTH Lucille, the Lorelei of La Salle Street (North) has snared young Eric Thistle-Wedge of Wapping-in-Kent (which is almost London) and thus saved a remittance man for a career on La Salle Street (in the Loop.) STATE STREET Passion among the perfumes, or sold for a scent, fea tures a maharajah, a very minor maharajah, entranced by a subtle odeur dTndie and thus captivated by a charmer at Field's. The young lady's name is Katzenstube. SOUTH SIDE Celeste Aida Williamson, gaily of South Michigan Avenue, has rav ished Henry Buckingham of an old Jamaican family. Theirs, be lieve us, is a beautiful comrade ship of souls. MICHIGAN AVENUE Listing the fair from Evanston to Gary we have: Miss Northwestern, Miss Wilson Avenue, Miss Gold Coast, Miss Near North Side, Miss Shopping Section, Miss 22nd Street and Miss Gary (if any). THE MIDWAY Carrie of the campus is attractive as 17 touchdowns. She has claimed the affections of two big out of town men on two big campi. Right, Elmer Burpo, N. U. '32 of Walnut, Illinois. Left, Malcolm Diggs, U. of C. '32 of Green Curve, la. THE CHICAGOAN 17 We Press the Vino A Pastoral from T owns end Street By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN 4 4 THE wine pressing," says John, "it is a custom from the old country. In Italy" — here John's mama nods beaming assent — "the neighbors come sometimes for two or three days to help at the grape vat. The priest blesses the grapes. It is a holiday, a celebration. Men sing and eat and drink of the old wine." "Girls, too," adds Mama Gugliemo, "but," a little sadly, "no more in this country." American girls, yes, Mama smiles at present company, but Italian girls all want to be fine ladies and so they do not have good times. They go always to dances. Such crasy dances on Navy Pier. Tsssss, Mama hisses her disapproval and goes out to look after the spaghetti. John's wine cellar is really no cellar at all. It is a stout concrete vault com fortably fitted against John's garage. The ceiling is high, the walls clean and new. Wine barrels repose gravely on their sides against the north wall, each barrel animated by a rakish spout so that the vault resembles a sty of jovial porkers. Near the door stands the press itself, a tall latticed cylinder regally purple, and crowned by an imposing screw. A pace away, the grape crusher is ready for its office, which is to bruise fresh clusters so that their torn skins offer ready inroad to ferments which abound in the scofflaw atmosphere of an Italian quarter, or for that matter — such is the jocose exhuberance of nature — in any quarter impiously open to the free air. PILED to the very door of the win ery are the grapes themselves, crated as they have come from Cali- . fornia. Dark alicants for the deep red wine which is John's pride, a sweet subtle beverage, oily in the glass, ruby against light and a pleasant smoulder in the vitals once swallowed. Another pile of crates is tawny yellow; these grapes are light muscats to be fer mented into white wine with a sharp palate-clearing tang to it and a musty odor high in the nose. Near the mus cats, a smaller stock of concords is fra grant. These Yankee grapes are lighter blue than the alicants. Their aroma is like their color, a fragile yet not less pervasive. Their function is to fur nish bouquet to a heavy red wine, to combine its cloying substance with the delicate odor of grape. Six gallons of concord to 44 of alicant is nectar, so John assures the company. And being a pragmatic man, he steps to the latest the new world, Tony prefers wine drunk from a beer stein. And woe to the rash Nordic who ventures into pot- tossing with him. BUT having drunk a preliminary round or so, the company advances to the principal business, which is wine opened cask and draws a pitcher by way of proof. Each attendant on the ceremony ex tends his or her glass and receives a due portion. We drink to the new wine season. Ah, the red liquid is smooth and cold to the lips, smooth and warm to the gullet. Drinking in the wine room with the odor of fresh grapes strong on the air provides each sip with a novel and delicious bouquet. Another sip to the vintner, Ah. And still another to the young ladies here present, Ah, again, perhaps two ahs. The pitcher goes back to its fountain and is refilled for a toast to the entire company. Tony, smiling assistant- vintner, is charged with seeing no guest lacks wine. It is a task congenial to his nature, for Tony's ideas on the spaciousness of wine bibbing are a mild scandal in the bosom of the Gugliemo family, and doubtless a very great one among its straighter laced, and more remote, branches. Indeed by a curious mixture of folkways in pressing. Three days before, a barrel of alicants has been bruised in the crusher. These grapes are ready for the press. John ascends with a shovel and heaps them into the cylinder. A stout pole is thrust through the screw socket, a pan beneath is set for the juice, a hollow cask, cleansed first with water and then charred with fire, is rolled near, and the next year's vintage begins with a handsome heave. Down below, a blue fluid waggles into the re ceiver, a gush for each heave on the screw. It is, John explains, a custom for virgins only to tread grapes beneath their bare feet — a function now hap pily supplanted by the crusher. But pressing the wine — well, John does not know whether it is the exclusive privi lege of virgins or not. Very gallantly a half dozen witty fellows assure him that it is not. Let all present put a 18 THE CHICAGOAN shoulder to the wheel — or a hand to the press — and let there be no ques tioning of toilers. There are, of course, stops for re freshment. Wine pressing is at best laborious work. At the fifth rest period Marj happens upon a brilliant piece of biblical criticism. In a flash she un derstands the parable of the vineyard. The rich fellow, you remember, who paid his laborers a penny a day and sought them even to the last hour? And how finally at sundown the laborers who have been at it since morning ob ject when late comers receive a full penny for their scant toil? Well, Marj has it at last: It is true the one hour's laborers seemed overpaid in cash. But look at the wine they missed! There are cheers for the expounder of para bles. Boohs for those ungenerous wine skins come suddenly from the lovely grape patch to wrangle with their em ployer. The explanation is enlarged upon. Brent thinks it very likely that only the dourest and most fanatic agi tators came from the wine patch at all. The flower of Israel and the cream of Judea doubtless snored amid the vines. With the zeal of so many prophets the company rises to further chastisement of the grape. THERE is another pause. Mama Gugliemo appears to inspect prog ress, and quite probably to ascertain the cause of the cheering. Will Mama have a glass of wine? A glass? The indefatigable Tony hastens with a stein. Is it true, Mama, that only vir gins must press out the wine? Only virgins? Mama blushes. Dio Mio, such an idea! In the old country, it may be there is such a custom. But in this country, in this country — she lifts her glass — in this country all women, they are virgins. Brava, Ma ma! Bis, Bis, Brava Vergini! It is drowned in a thunderous male chorus: Bis, Bis, Bis! After that we go in to dinner. At dinner John explains about wine. It must be carefully pressed in the fall season. It must be put in a thoroughly charred barrel to insure freedom from vinegar ferments which too often lurk in imperfectly cleansed containers. It is allowed to "work" under a knowing Latin eye. When fermentation is done — and this is a nice matter to be de termined by an experienced vintner — the barrel is tightly corked and set in a cool place. Slowly the wine clears and ages. At three months wine can be brought to table. Six months is better. And something over a year is requisite to a cultivated taste. The sweet wine tonight is from a barrel two years old. And it is, perhaps, not 'Did you ever see such natural looking hair?" quite in its prime. (Perhaps, John is ever modest.) After two years wine does not improve greatly. If it is bot tled its improvement is hardly notice able at all. BUT the wine merchant's life is full of vexation. Every three years, barrels must be destroyed and new ones used; a first year's barrel is always a danger to flavor. Even with the best of care, an occasional barrel will go sour. Then the wine turns to vinegar, excellent wine vinegar, true, and a nota ble buy for a knowing housewife, but a loss for the merchant. Moreover, during the winter and especially in summer, wine must be sold briskly from the cask. To draw off wine is to in troduce air. Air carries vinegar moulds and thus disaster. Of course, wine can be snugly bottled, but it is hardly worth while under prohibition for there is no great point in keeping any quan tity of juice on hand. The Law, alas, may get it. And thought of the Law drinking John's good wine very near ly embitters the flavor of Mama Gugliemo 's spaghetti. After dinner it is time for song. The wine bibber is rosy after dinner. He does not froth and bubble like so much spumanti and he does not then roar jests. He is content to bask in his own warmed arteries which seemingly en velop him in languorous bath. Being thus deliciously isolate, he can at once sing and hear what is being sung, for song chimes naturally and there is no distracting concern with technique or tempo. Song starts gradually, Tommy's voice carrying the deep lead. It is The Cow- I hoys Lament: Oh once in the saddle, I used to he handsome, Oh once in the saddle, I used to he gay But first I too\ to drinking and then to card playing And was shot in the breast on the nine teenth of May! A slow and sad chorus with quar tette aspirations: Oh heat the drums slowly and play the fife lowly And sound the dead march as you carry me on And ta\e me to the prairie and roll the sod o'er me For I'm a pore cowboy, and I \now I've done wrong. Poor misguided youth. Like as not his fate overtook him after a bout with whiskey. THE CHICAGOAN 19 TOWN TALK Boating THE football season thunderously over, we are moved to a general confession. Briefly, we have attended all games on Soldier's Field in perfect comfort. Not once has our none too stable temperament been ruffled by traffic jams (and we missed Queen Marie, Al Smith, and Opening Opera because of them). Now, however, we bare our sin. It is horribly this: Fifteen minutes be fore kickoff we have regularly boarded a taxi boat berthed under the Link Bridge. That public carrier has de livered us to Soldier's field on an un- crowded side in ample time for the opening charge. Game over, the same boat has served us back to the Bridge dock long before traffic has fought its way to Jackson Boulevard. The legal charge is one dollar. We have thus told all. Church FIVE years ago Father Morris, of the Morris Spiritualist Church and Power Center, was a janitor in the post office. He was led by the spirit to conceive and build up the Spiritual ist Church, which according to eye witnesses has been a success only through the strength of prayer. In the beginning, sometime in February, 1924, there were only three faithful. They receive full recognition of their lasting friendship in the corner of a framed list of rules which read as follows: 1. Pray each day at noon wherever you are. 2. Ask a blessing for yourself and loved ones. 3. Ask a blessing for your rela tives. 4. Ask a blessing for your friends. 5. When you pray ask God for what you want. 6. And believe that you will get it. 7. And have faith in him. 'V2» / I 3]I r \ ¦ \mmm HBrfr 8. And wait with patience. These are the first rules laid down by Father Morris. The church is situ ated at 3926 South Park Way, and is proof that the spirit has not led amiss. There is a continual round of preach ing services, prayer services, test circles, strength table circles and priv ate readings. All these things help to keep the ghostly faith with uplift ing force. Perhaps the most interesting thing that happens in this religious ferment is the Friday night seance. Communi cation with the world beyond has been most successful. For fifty cents one may converse with dead friends or relatives to vast applause. Father Morris, under suggestion from his doctor, is out of town at present, but he has another medium, Mrs. James. Labels FOR a long time phoney tourist, baggage and customs labels have been available for the would-be tourist who feels the urge to create an illusion of world travel and intimacy with European Spas and show-places. The:. carrying out of this business has been especially brisk among the collegians, or at least those who prefer to assert they have college connections. Ever since we were offered a whole set of Mediterranean cruise labels for a dol lar, we have doubted jthe authenticity of our friends' word when they proudly tell us of travel in this or that far away land — and in due time bring out a well- labeled Gladstone as evidence. But now it seems that labels are no longer the modern mode .... now one must motor through the provinces in his own car. On returning he has attached to his car the licenses of the countries passed through, auto vises on the windshields, motor club emblems on the radiator. For those who haven't been on such an excursion suitable paraphernalia is provided — a complete set of thirteen countries — for ten dol lars. Over fifty sets have been sold in one State street store during the past two months. Most of them are fitted on Fords that would feel ill at ease out side Cook County. Peacock THE latest has to do with bird life. A gentleman farmer, living to the north and west of Lake Forest, had a beautiful and valuable peacock. The bird was given the liberty of the estate; a privilege which it abused occasionally by wandering off on adjacent prop erties. One day, in the course of its ex cursions, it tar ried long enough to deposit an egg on land belong ing to the farmer (no gentleman) next door. This man, realizing its value, said noth ing about the in cident. He picked up the egg, bore it to one of his chickens that had a step-motherly flair, and placed it carefully un der her warm; wing to hatch.. The owner of - - ' the peacock somehow heard of the episode, and confronted his neighbor. The peacock, he said in effect, belonged to him. Therefore, all that pertained to the pea cock was his property. He demanded the egg. The neighbor retorted that the pea cock had laid the egg on his land. Any thing on his land was his by right of possession. He would keep the egg. The two gentlemen were unable to settle the argument in a friendly way, so they went to court about it. Judgment is pending an early hatch ing. Gastis 1NGEBORG NASLUND emigrated 1 from the old country two years ago with the single-minded idea of estab lishing, owning and operating a restaurant. She was industrious, and, 20 THE CHICAGOAN in Little Sweden, at 3259 North Clark, she took over the Gastis (which is Swedish for restaurant) and began serving meals. Her waitresses, her food, her manner, were and remain Swedish even though her customers have become heterodox and the prevail ing language of the institution is English. There is no menu and no table service except for dessert and cof fee. One goes to the great central table and selects his own dinner, cooked as Ingeborg maintains in the authentic Swedish style. And cooked, she might have added, in stalwart Swedish dimen sions as well. The Gastis is open until eight every evening. Its proprietor exacts an un varying fifty-five cents from each din er, which means fifty-five cents for all one can eat. On the long table, braced beneath the visible menu, there are usually three kinds of soup, includ ing cold fruit soup, a vast number of relishes, which is the smorgasbord, a salad, two kinds of meat, potatoes and gravy, one other vegetable, an odd salad or so thrown in lest the diner go hungry on staples, and a miscellany of cheeses and herring not to mention three kinds of bread, a cold fish dish maybe, and a plaque of spisbrod, that hard Nordic brittle. From these a guest fills his plate. At the merest whim of appetite he is free to return and fill his plate again. Eventually, Mme. Nas- lund delivers fifty-five cents' worth. For dessert there is fruit in whipped cream, pie, cake and coffee. Not to mention cheeses already on table. Sunday the price goes up. Chicken with the aforementioned victuals re tails at seventy-five cents. And, on Sunday, there are sandwiches. Chinese HERE the suave blue-green of Celestial tiles and the dull bronze of a soft temple bell should be, there is Art Moderne. A quiet north- side Mongolian food emporium newly decorated with silken hangings and with its ceiling pastelled, its walls set with latest styles in lamps, has its musical requirements furnished by means of an elegantly consoled radio. Its waiters are clad in decorous black and white, and in the leisurely waits between courses of chow mein and chop suey, they faithfully peruse American textbooks. Or they solemnly hum in high Oriental tones the refrains from jazz harmonies of the radio. Perhaps the reed pipe and the mournful strains of the Chinese flute have gone to the land where all good ancestors go and stay. Radiator air conditioners, Ameri can menus, and a most modern cash register grace this subgum palace. Yet behind the cash register is a worn wooden frame with round wooden beads that were once brilliantly painted. It is a device that traces its ancestry further back than any good Chinaman has any right to remember, to ancient Persia some 4,000 years ago. The condition of this frame indicates long and continued use. It is a worthy rival as well as a fabulously old fore runner to the modern adding machine. It is the abacus. Orthodox A PROMINENT North Side Uni- i tarian minister was in his study working on next Sunday's sermon when a book agent was ushered in. Would he care to look at something of incalculable value to him in his work — the Bible edited in topical order? If he wanted to know something about Moses he need only turn to the index, open the book to Moses, and read all there was to know about him in chronological order. The minister did not care to look at the Bible and won dered how to rid himself of the lady. Since she failed to respond to kindly treatment, he resorted to harsh methods. Ethel Barrymore as she appears in The Love Duel, currently and gratify- ingly on view at the Harris. (Review on page 42). ICAGOAN 21 inviting you to the Special "STRANGE INTERLUDE" DINNER In the very near future — you will want to see Eugene O'Neill's widely discussed play "Strange Interlude" — now playing in Chicago. So that you may enjoy the special dinner hour (from 7:45 to 9:00 P. M.) fully as much as you enjoy the play — we cordially invite you to the special "Strange Interlude" Dinner heing served every evening (except Sundays and Holidays) in a restaurant whose traditions are as interesting as those of the theater itself. The Colchester Room in the Stevens Hotel — just across the street from the theater. You will find the traditional hospitality of the Colchester Room a fitting interlude to your evening's enjoyment of "Strange Interlude" and you will find, too, a restful hour of leisure. There will be many special features, including dinner music by Joska de Babary and his fa mous Salon trio. This dinner will add only $1.50 to your expenses for the evening, but will add immeasurably to your pleasure. Your friends will be here and we shall be expecting you too. THE STEVENS The World's Greatest Hotel 22 THE CHICAGOAN UAWAII Where Worry Becomes A Social Error and indolence a fine art! HAWAII is Nature's gorgeous challenge to the misanthrope. She makes each hour a golden opportunity for doing sublimely what you please' • Mostly it is just lazying around, wondering which flower sent you that perfume, and what sedative quality tl is in this South Sea air that makes you feel marvelously content' But, whenever the mood 1 for play comes on, there are plenty of sun er sports at hand to mock a winter calendar. . . I go" on lush, green links, tennis, polo, swim- | mmg and the thrill of riding huge breakers in the surf atWaikiki! • To satisfy whatever im- ', pulse you may have for self- improvement, she unfolds sightseeing of rare interest. A delight ful inter-island trip takes you to Hilo, and the volcanic phenomena and tropical forests c Hawaii National Park. • LASSCO is the route of the travel-wise to Hawaii. You can ¦ precede it with a visit in Southern California and sail from Los Angeles harbor over the popular southern route directly to Honolulu SIX DE LUXE SAILINGS • from Jan. 2 to Feb. 22 • LASSCO's increased sailing schedule, effec tive January 2, 1 930 will provide three sail ings each of the palatial cruisers "City of Honolulu" and "City of Los Angeles" be tween January 2 and February 22. In addition there will be frequent sailings of LASSCO's other splendidly serviced ships. For full particulars apply any authorized aqent or . LASSCO LOS ANGELES, STEAMSHIP CO. 730 South Broadway Los Angeles 521 Fifth Avenue New York 140 South Dearborn Chicago 685 Market Street San Francisco 213 East Broadway San Diego D5-1 A / He asked the lady whether she thought an arrangement of the life of Moses in chronological order would appeal to a man who doubted whether such an in- dividual as the lawgiver actually ex' isted. She gasped. Could there be anyone so ignorant as to doubt the existence of Moses, she wondered. Where then did he think we received the ten command' ments? He had no idea. The lady fled. Star A FOREIGN actress haughty in temperament and vastly above the occasional lax grammar of the Ameri' can stage and its English speaking at tendants appeared late at rehearsal when her bus jammed in traffic. "You will excuse me," she said as she drifted by the manager like a cool wind, "but this isn't like London. Your American omnibi are so dreadfully unpunctual." The manager removed his derby with a handsome flourish. "They are, in' deed, madam," he consoled her. "In fact, I might say their schedule is one of life's perpetual conundra." Lecture REV. PHILIP YARROW, the Sec retary of the Illinois Vigilance Association and a bloodhound of pub' lie virtue, recently addressed a group of college students on Vice and Social Responsibility. In a sociology class which met the following Monday the professor asked a young man what he had learned from the lecture. The young man had learned that if one is to be arrested he had best wear his newest clothes because Chicago alienists were prone to commit to the Psychopathic Hospital every unkempt and bewildered fellow they laid eyes on. Another young man learned that criminals cannot be reformed. A third, that early marriage is de- sirable. The rest failed altogether to profit by Rev. Yarrow's address. Apartment BROR DAHLBERG, president of the Celotex company, now sets precedent by dedicating a luxurious apartment to the entertainment of busi' ness associates. Six sumptuous rooms are located on the 31st floor of the Palmolive Building, where the Celotex company offices occupy three of the lower floors. The apartment has two bedrooms, each with fabulous bath, a double living room, spacious dining chamber and kitchen. It has ben amply supplied with fine linen, china, glassware and all the knick knacks pertaining to a domestic estab' lishment. The dinner ware of white is edged in platinum; ash trays through out the rooms are quarts. In one corner is a cabinet replete with -costly trinkets of jade, ivory, amber, turquoise and enamel. Cigarette boxes are of onyx, with gold monograms, of jade or of Italian marble. Sheets for the twin beds are priced at $300 the pair. Furni ture is correspondingly magnificent. One bedroom is done in the French style, the other in Italian renaissance. Living room furniture is moderne. Clothes closets are concealed behind secret panels which spring open in re sponse to slight pressure. In the Italian bedroom there are two, of which one is reserved for trousers. Mr. Dahlberg has some twenty pairs kept there. All walls and ceilings are made of Celotex, which in some places is made to simu late oak or walnut; in a long hall it is worked into a bas-relief frieze, ingeni' ously carved and tinted. Fireplace and mantel in the living room are of the same material. A pair of servants see to the apart ment, whether or not it is in use. Although the avowed purpose of the apartment is the housing of out-of-town officials of the company during Chicago visits, and a few extra-office confer ences, the Dahlberg family has already made use of the quarters themselves. This during the decorating of their own apartment this fall. Not the least of the decorations are several beautiful photographs of Mrs. Dahlberg and a huge canvas by Archipenko. Streetcar TO ride on the new streetcars, one enters at the front, as usual, but paying the fare is a matter of choice. However, there is a strict line of de marcation. The seven-cent class sits in the back of the car, and the non'payees jostle in the front. They are separated by the collector in a brass cage who sits on an upholstered chair and dispenses transfers. All chairs are leather upholstered and comfortable. One thing, however, that remains. Around the upper part of the car is the inevitable billboard blaZ' ing out its choicest food, and, in close proximity, a pair of pretty legs in silk stockings. A "Read As You Ride" is TWECWICAGOAN 23 ^" -^gg Smoker's Turret. A unique container for cigarettes, lighter in base, 810. Covered in Red, Green or Black leather. THIS BOOK will help you It is a never-failing guide book for the harassed hunter of gifts for sportlovers of both sexes and all ages. In its pages are articles selected from thousands. We have spent a year in bringing them to you from the markets of the world. In no other book will you see some of these. No other shop may offer you many of them, for they are the entire limited yearly output of some individual genius or of a small group of artisans working only for us. If you are selecting gifts for outdoor men and women — hunters, fishermen, campers, polo, golf or tennis players — then you must come here or find it difficult to forgive yourself. Send for the Christmas Booklet and "shop" in the comfort of your home. Von Lengerke SAntoine 33 South Wabash Avenue - Chicago Associated Companies: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Von Lengerke & Detmold, Inc., Neic York No Battery Flashlight, $10. Generates its own electricity Little Brown Jug. Holds one quart. When jug is lifted it plays the well-known melody, "Little Brown Jug", $6. Snuggle Rug. Hookless Fastened. Firm durable blankets in a variety oi Scotch plaids, $18.50. Gee Whiz. A fine racing game, $10. DeLuxe 8-track set electrically operated, $75. Musical Puff and Jewel Box. Boxes imported from France — in blue, rose, green or orchid — with French miniature on top, $9.50. Extension'Playing Card Case ur pack size. $10. Six oack size. $1 Four pack size, $10. Six pack size, $12. Eight pack size, $15. Perpetual Calendar. Paperweight and Calendar combined. Leather covered in Red, Green or Brown, $2.50. Wiltshire Clubman Case. Carries eve ning kit in perfect press. Suit held on banger, tray for linen, etc., and detachable pocket for shoes. Loops for opera hat. In pigskin, black and tan cowhide. Also in two and three suit sizes. $50 up. Sesamee Treasure Box. Th. feet "treasure chest", set your own bination, $5. Table Tennis $5 and $10. Regulation Tables 5' x 9' $45. Regulation Tables V x 8' $40. Table Tops 4' x 8' $35. 24 THE CHICAGOAN Socially Correct — this pure sparkling water fresh from Corinnis Waukesha Spring DEEPLY sensitive to the finer things in life the fastidious host ess serves Corinnis Waukesha Water to her family and guests. Then no lifted eyebrow, nor word of complaint comes to disturb her peace of mind. Crystabclear, purest of the pure, and most delicious to taste, this sparkling spring water is "socially correct!' in the highest degree. Coming direct from the Corinnis Spring at Wauke' sha, Wisconsin, it is always fresh and pure — always clear, and sparkling, a water you can serve to your children without fear and to your guests with' out apology. Particularly Important! Use Corinnis Waukesha Water in your electric refrigerator for the freezing of your ice cubes. Corinnis ice cubes cool drinks without detract- ing from their delicate flavors. Corinnis is put up in handy half- gallon bottles. Delivered to your door anywhere in Chicago and suburbs for but a few cents a bottle. Shipped anywhere in the United States. Place your order today. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT, Inc. 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 Sold Also at Your Neighborhood Store empty. It was a haven of bliss, but for the hitch. The collector, on an attempt to dis charge riders at Madison Street, was rudely told by an irate starter, to keep the door closed, until the car had crossed the street. Passengers were forced to walk back one block to their destination. Perhaps officialdom on the new cars is still too recent to have solidified into workable castes. Fight IT looked like a fire but there was * no police line. It might have been an accident, but the crowd was too animated and cheerful. The lobby of the Straus Building was packed with people, guests poured out of Maillard's, waitresses clustered at kitchen windows. Abandoning dignity, we climbed from a chair to table and, peering over the heads of the mob to the barber shop across the hall, discovered the magnet that had drawn some 300 people. En throned and lathered, Jack Dempsey was being shaved while the world looked on. A few minutes later, smiling a bit sheepishly and apparently flustered, he made his way through a friendly pub lic plus heartened mild applause. The barber, happy in the spotlight, waved a triumphant razor and bowed also. ^ Sunday I NA ICHIGAN AVENUE throttles 1 1 I down to Main street on Sunday ^afternoon. Groups saunter before I plate-glass vistas pausing to stare round-eyed at pantomimes such as the tot having his prolonged Saturday night bath in the windows of the Peoples Gas building. In candy stores turkeys have taken the place of dancing dolls; fashion shops make a generous gesture by marking down the season's latest models; and men's stores display bold cravats to match pastel linens. Elderly gentlewomen, in that par ticular shade of navy blue in which respectability is apparelled this season, walk slowly toward Orchestra Hall. Young women clinging to the arms of their suitors, self-consciously swirl long skirts achieving the importance of lit tle girls who masqueraded in mother's clothes decades back. Very young sons, perched on young father's shoulders, are bundled in wooly suits that they seem like animated teddy bears. Little boys, Sunday neat, pain fully shining about the ears, cling to mother's hands and are towed sedately toward current cinema. Visitors from the suburbs gape at tall buildings and exclaim over the rival strongholds of Wrigley and Tribune, confusing the two. And with touch ing faith re-set honest watches by the Wrigley clock. Buses are crowded and although the air is crisp with more than a hint of frost, top seats are filled. Migratory birds circle the Art Museum and a black crow perches beside a plaster paris eagle, with an air of condescending nonchalence seldom achieved by even a ham actor's new wife. Among the shadows cast by tall buildings, the sunlight spills like golden coin, little yellow markers shaken from a heavenly tree, and in and out of sun light and shadow the endless procession of motor cars moves slowly North and South. Environment THE family environment of a writer of mystery stories was some what alarmingly revealed by young Master Michael Wallace, son of Ed gar Wallace, famous British writer of mystery yarns. Master Michael tells the story on his six year old sister. Mrs. Wallace had gone to a church tea with the vicar. Edgar Wallace stepped from his study and asked for her. "Mother?" said the young daughter in evident surprise. "Hadn't you heard, Father? Mother's to take tea with the victim." Business IN the basement exhibition halls of the Stevens, the great god Business rules over his clattering robots. Be tween typewriters that turn out endless serpents of paper — stationery that is anything but stationary — and payroll machines that are almost human timekeepers, is an exhibit booth dem onstrating duplication processes. Its appointments are ideally business-like; its machines glittering nickel, black and decorously productive, but a young woman who works industriously at a duplication matrix wears a stunning black evening dress, high-heeled black satin slippers, and has a decollete one might speak of. To the uninitiated, a wonder arises as to the proper garb for office ladies. We wonder too. A new innovation is the aluminum chair. The piece is a dull sheen of TWECUICAGOAN 25 to the man WHO WONDERS WHAT TO GIVE A LOVELY WOMAN FOR. CHRISTMAS A MO rk S K I K OPOTERAPIA BERLIN THERE is not a woman who still loves life whose heart will not beat a little quicker Christmas morning to find that lovely golden jar of Amor Skin among her gifts. If she is a woman to whom the cost of Amor Skin is inconsequential, she will nevertheless appreciate the implied compli ment of the donor. If on the other hand she is one to whom the price of $25 seems a little beyond her purse, she will be doubly grateful. Amor Skin is the most amazing gift that science has yet made to beauty. A marvel ous cream that incorporates hormone substance from the skin glands of the turtle, it penetrates to the subcutaneous cells and works miracles of beauty. Lines and wrinkles actually disappear and un- dimmed loveliness remains in all its glory. Sold at the smart beauty counters every where, Amor Skin comes in two formulae: Number 1 — (Single Strength} . . . $16.50 Number 2— (Double Strength} . . . 25.00 Your check with the coupon will bring Amor Skin by mail in time for Christmas. Or, if you prefer, we will send it, appropriately wrapped and with card enclosed, direct to the receiver. Amorskin Corporation 205 East 42nd St., New York Please send a jar of Amor Skin No to My name My address Receiver's name Receiver's address Check for $ enclosed. 1-1 26 TI4E CHICAGOAN TH€ LUXURIOUS M€DfKKAN€AN Frank's Eighth Annual Cruise De Luxe — Cunard S. S. Scythia —Jan. 28, 1930 Africa, Asia, Europe ... a daring resume of them all. 67 superbly planned days in the world's most scintillating sea . . . aboard a cruising liner whose polished elegancies chal lenge those of the suavest club ... a shipboard home that luxuriously links the brilliant and the bizarre in Mediterranean ports . . . the season's most luxurious adventure in travel. World-wise ports interspersed with intriguing places never before visited by any one cruise . . . Cattaro, Tunis, Malta, Taormina, Ragusa ... in addi tion to exceptionally long visits in Egypt and the Holy Land. Naturally such a cruise has an irre sistible appeal to discriminating trav elers ... those who know the priceless value of 54 years' travel experience plus the presence on board of a Mr. Frank to personally supervise the minutest details. Rates from $950 . . . including an elaborate program of shore excur sions. Cunard's finest First Class ser vice and cuisine, a free stopover in Europe and return by any Cunard steamer. The membership is strictly limited to 390 . . . half capacity. Four West Indies Cruises January, February, March ,wmm^mmmm Established 1875 Fr a n k T O U R I S T , COM PA NY . 542 FIFTH AVE. at 45th ST., NEW YORK 480 PARK AVE. at 58th ST., NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA 1529 Locust Street CHICAGO 175 No. Michigan Avenue SAN FRANCISCO 29 Geary Street LOS ANGELES .... 408 So. Spring Street silver with colored seats and shoulder rests, light in weight, attractive and not so costly. Two salesmen, at rest for the moment, seem apathetic to their own product. They sit slumped — not in their own aluminum chairs — in two well'known wooden swivels. Glider THE Chicago Glider Club, founded in April of this year by Arthur Hoenecke, Anton Hess, and J. Y. Guinter, is the only organization of its kind in the city, a member of the All- American Glider Association. The club has built its own glider, a pains- taking drudgery of fitting minute pieces of wood into a body and wings which may be taken apart and stored in the club garage in Oak Park when not in use. On the first December week-end that weather permits, members of the club, ten in number, will pack their glider on a trailer and carry it down to the Dunes where, having already re ceived official permission, they will test it, flying from hill to hill. The Chicago Glider Club is too young to have a tradition, but not too young for an anecdote or two. With chuckles at their temerity, members re late the story of their admission to the officials' section at the opening of the new Curtis Air Field on the strength of an imposing club card with a glider trade-mark. They tell of how Arthur Hoenecke stood in the midst of the press photographers by virtue of the same card. He ground out moving pic tures of the giant Curtis glider with his two-by-four home-movie camera. Turkey THANKSGIVING finds starving Armenians and deserving poor folk laudably in the minds of the gen erous. But the distressed we wish to speak for are students in the several universities held to the scholastic tread mill over the holiday. Beneath the jaunty collegiate hat and within the coon skin mantle are souls that yearn for other than restaurant turkey. To aggravate this yearning, every news reel displays flocks of Thanksgiv ing birds eagerly at corn and a coy maiden feeding then spitefully. A sub title, by way of subtlety, remarks, "It won't be long now!" This inflamma tory stuff is shown in every campus town. Well, what we propose is a new issue for the next handy election. A pledge of home cooked turkeys for students. A resounding slogan, "Thanksgiving time is turkey time!" Professor AWAY back when the University of . Chicago held its convocations at the Studebaker Theater and President Harper reigned, the inimitable Ferdi nand Schevill laid aside his History books and went forth to make a little history of his own. On the way back from Lake Zurich, the professor was hurrying along Michigan Avenue with his little plumber-like bag to the Van Buren I. C. station to catch a train south. He met President Harper com ing up the steps. "Aren't you going to the convoca tion service, Professor Schevill?" "No, I hardly thought that I could," stammered the professor. "But our orator tonight is Edward Everett Hale," said President Harper. Whereupon the unhappy professor looked at the president at a loss and said: "Who in Hell is Hale?" "Permit me to introduce him to you," said the President, as he indi cated the man standing near him. Professor Schevill told this story to a bosom friend. "You'd better watch out, Ferdie — you'll be getting fired from the Uni versity." This was a new idea to the profes sor. He looked slightly concerned for a moment, — and then said glowingly: "But, man — think of having really said it!" Garbo THE day was Blue Thursday, and the scene a LaSalle Street house. A crowd of the erstwhile prosperous was sadly watching capital follow paper profits with each notation on the black board. Our reporter, edging close to the front, heard gasps behind him as each new and lower price was chalked up. He was, too, close enough to hear the conversation between the two cal lous board markers who drove spears into the watchers' hearts with each tap of their crayons. "Well, you know, she can't even talk English," said the first as he marked U. S. Steel from 152 to 150%. "Yeah," returned the other, non chalantly printing the ghastly 8814, 88, 87 opposite American Can, "but I'd rather watch Greta do her stuff than listen to all the rest of them talk about love." TUECI4ICAG0AN The Sophisticated Santa Claus Goes Peck & Peck Sweaters in modern istic designs. All colors. Cashmere, $35.PureWool,$12. Other patterns, $15. 'TpHIS highly sophisticated St. -*- Nicholas places the stamp of his approval on gifts with the personal touch. Wearable gifts by preference, for thus they may always be in close association with those to whom you gi\c. There are gifts at Peck & Peck for man, woman and child — gifts whose excellence is that of inherent good taste, combining charm and practicality. PECK&PECK 38-40 Michigan Ave., South 946 North Michigan Blvd. Men's silk socks for formal wear, $2 to $5. Ribbed, $3.75. Silk evening muf flers, $10 and up. 28 rUECWICAGOAN CHICAGOAN/ WOODROW WILSON, ere he ventured upon the High Ro mance and while he was yet the his torian of facts, wrote a book which he put out under the caption, The Tiew Freedom. It isn't much of a book, to be sure, unless you happen to be the kind of a man who likes that kind of a book, but it has its compensations. Writing of the Middle Ages, and the spirit of those times, the distinguished President of the Princeton Presbyterian Theological Seminary found much to sustain him in his passion for the per petuation of what he was pleased to call his "ideal of democracy." I quote : "The only reason why gov ernment did not suffer dry rot in the Middle Ages .... was that men who were efficient instruments of govern ment were drawn . . . , from the Roman Catholic Church .... then as now a great democracy There was no peasant so humble that he might not become a priest and no priest so obscure that he might not be come Pope .... and so what kept government alive in the Middle Ages was this constant rise of the sap from the bottom, from the rank and file of the great body of the people, through the open channels of the Roman Cath olic priesthood." THE present Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, spiritual chieftain of more than a million and a half citizens hereabouts, is the product of the Side walks of New York. Within a stone's throw of his birthplace on the lower East Side of Manhattan you come upon the earliest abiding place of a dozen, or more, men of this present generation whose names are written large upon the horizon of achievement — men "from the rank and file of the great body of the people" who have sustained "this constant rise of the sap from the bot tom" to which Dr. Wilson credited the preservation of our democracy. Otto Rosalsky was born in this neighborhood; so, too, was the popular standard bearer of the hosts of Democracy during the last presidential campaign; Cardinal Hayes, of New York, was a neighbor hood chum of John Purroy Mitchell. And from out this cauldron of mod ern democracy came George William Mundelein, "through the open chan nels of the priesthood" to membership in what is, by far, the oldest aristocracy on earth. His Eminence By EUGENE WEARE George Cardinal Mundelein But, it should be noted, it is an aris tocracy of character and achievement and not of birth. You don't "just hap pen" to get to be a Cardinal of the Church of Rome. This huge organiza tion, with its affiliations and subsidiaries spread out to the uttermost ends of the earth, goes about its business of select ing its leaders with very great delibera tion and infinite patience. Promotion may be said to come about solely on the basis of merit. And it is because of this rule of procedure that the son of poor people in lower Manhattan may get to be, in less than two generations, the outstanding prelate in the govern ing body of the world's most influential organization. There is a reason and a substance to support the statement that Chicago's Cardinal Archbishop is the foremost ecclesiastical dignitary of his day. And once you get to know some thing about this unique and intensely human individual, you will have no difficulty in understanding his phe nomenal advancement. AS a youngster, playing about the #\ streets of New York City, George Mundelein was conspicuous. He was a very well behaved boy, which con trasted not a little with the rough-and- tumble deportment of most of his con temporaries. The mothers in the neighborhood used to hold him up to their own offspring as a model of youthful decorum and poise. He was, in addition, a manly little fellow, neat in his appearance and subdued. Early in life he developed a love of learning which likewise, was somewhat at odds with the prevailing fashion and prac tice among the lads of that neighbor hood. With most of these, school work was accepted as a sort of hardship which had to be endured because all the other boys put up with it. But it was not important. There were in that old neighborhood a dozen or more attrac tions which were infinitely more invit ing to the youths who lived round about. Who, for instance, would be content to study books when the river was so near at hand, the great, swelling East River, where a fellow could learn to swim and, maybe, someday make Brook lyn without a let up? The boys of that neighborhood, it would seem, went in more for the swimming than for books, but it is characteristic of the coming Cardinal of Chicago that he did both. He was the best "scholar" in the neigh borhood, and almost the best swimmer. And that he has lost none of his old predilections for both books and baths is evident today: His idea of a good vacation is a quiet retreat in a house stocked to the eaves with books and located within walking distance of a good swimming hole. Back in those old days in New York the racial strain of the youths of the neighborhood was almost evenly divided between the Irish and the German. There was considerable rivalry between the two groups, which showed itself occasionally in loud and frequently boisterous protestations of undying love and fealty to the glorious red, white and blue of our stars and stripes. Young Mundelein, on all such occasions, was permitted to stand apart from the con tending groups and over and above their petty bickerings. He was known all over the East Side as the boy who had two grandfathers who gave up their lives for the preservation of the Union. One of these gentlemen had the dis tinction of being the first Union soldier to be killed in the battle of Bull Run. SO well and so favorably was this martial strain of his family im pressed upon the neighbors that the present Cardinal was urged to accept an appointment to the military academy at West Point. It was considered a GIFTS GENTLEMEN WELCOME GIFTS GENTLEMEN CHERISH [N intimate knowledge of their tastes, gained through serving gentlemen the year 'round, prompts us to recommend the gifts pictured on this and the following pages. Women may select with confidence, secure in the knowledge that any of these articles will be highly regarded by the recipient. Cravats — available in a variety of small figured designs. 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He was hardly more than a beardless youth when he embarked upon his studies for the priesthood, made what the theologians call "a brilliant course" and then — ran into a snag. He was set down as being too young for ordi nation to the priesthood and the church authorities called a halt. For a few years thereafter he was made to mark time, which he did by taking on addi tional courses of study at the College of the Propaganda at Rome. It is interesting to note in passing that this thing of being too young has been something of a retarding factor to Cardinal Mundelein all his life. He was "too young,11 folks said, to 'begin his studies for the priesthood; "too young" to be graduated with honors from the Benedictine College at Beatty> Pa.; "too young11 to study theology; "too young" to be ordained to the priesthood. As a priest in the City of Brooklyn, when it was sought to place greater responsibility upon him, there were those who urged that he was "too young11; when he became a Domestic Prelate of the church with the title of Monsignor, he was, again, "too young.11 Consecrated a bishop in 1909, he was said to be "too young" for so high an honor and when, in 1915, came the announcement of his appointment to be the archbishop of Chicago, it was put out that he was the youngest archbishop of the Catholic church. Then he was 43 years old. Nine years later when he was chosen for membership in the College of Cardinals it was pointed out that he was the youngest member to be selected for that august assembly in a generation. ALL of which will readily suggest to the student of contemporary his tory that the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago is no ordinary person. On the contrary — and this goes whether or no you subscribe to his religious dogmas- it is well within the facts to suggest that, because of his achievements, he merits a place in the front rank of the great constructionists of our generation. "By their fruits ye shall know them." For sheer accomplishments in the doing of the worth-while things that needed to be done, Cardinal Mundelein is easily the foremost prelate of his church in tfo* 4*S8S ^c^letve* **&&* iO*1 Pennsylvania Railroad 34 TI4ECUICAGQAN ^S/ltmore TRIO Hot Harmonizers of Earl Burtnett's Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Sing for BRUNSWICK Song Hits from Talkie Sensations J£ ^ Steppin' Along "The Long, LongTrail" of a trusting Tessie who rode and rode, and stopped and talked, and walked and walked. Hear this and save shoe leather, girls. From "Spring Is Here". With a Song in my Heart Stethoscopic revelations of a love lunatic, heartfully murmured by a trio of specialists with an ear for that sort of thing. Get in on the consultation. It listens swell. From "Spring Is Here". No. 4522 The Web of Love Song of a web spun by a son-of-a-gun named "Cupid". Just a nasty nursery rhyme harmoniously hummed by Los Angeles' pets— the Biltmore Trio. From "The Great Gabbo". I'm in Love With You Vocal preamble to a perambulator, har monized in the best tonsorial traditions by a trio of tender tonsils (the Baritone had his removed and the Tenor lost one prac ticing sword swallowing). From "The Great Gabbo". No. 4511 this country. Even a cursory examina tion of the record will upturn ample evidence in support of such an estimate. The quiet, soft-spoken gentleman you meet up with at the Chancery office on Cass street, which is the name given to the business offices of the Catholic church, might easily mislead you if you have nothing at hand on which to form an estimate of him beyond that which you note at first sight. He is tall and suggestively frail, with flashing eyes that sparkle with good humor. You get the notion that back of those eyes is a very lively appreciation of good fun and laughter. The Cardinal is, of course, the personification of courtesy and gentlemanly conduct; there is about him a dignified poise and manner that is in keeping with his high office. There is nothing suggestive of the "high hat" about His Eminence — you feel at once that his manner and mode of doing things is genuine and not a pose. He seems to come naturally by a grace of movement and a finesse of expression which is delightfully attractive. He talks little, but he is explicit, direct and well-reasoned. His conversa tion gives evidence of his fine scholar ship, but he is not loud, or showy. At his office, as well as in his home, you find him attired in a long black cassock, or soutane, fringed with a narrow red tape. Over his shoulders hangs a small black cape, lined with red silk, and about his waist he wears a wide, red sash with streamers hanging at the side. On his head he wears the bright red zuchetta, or skull-cap, and about his neck hangs a large, gold chain from which is suspended the gold pectoral cross symbolic of his authority as a bishop. THIS, then, is the Cardinal Arch bishop of Chicago as you see him: A fine, cultured ecclesiastic with the face of an esthete and the bearing of a prince. But what of that which lies behind all this? The Catholic church demands of those it places in high posi tion something more than culture and scholarship and a devotion to her religious ideals. Wherein, then, comes the setting apart, one prelate from another? The reply is found in the suggestion, frequently made of recent years, that Big Business has intruded itself, per force, even beyond the portals of the churches. The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, aside and apart from his priestly responsibilities, has much to answer for. And inevitably so. As part of his duty as Chief Priest in the stimu lation and spread of the faith among his people comes a huge task which has to do, for the most part, with what may be termed the profane as contrasted with the purely religious phase of his responsibility. It may come as a sur prise to most people to learn that Cardinal Mundelein is Board- Chair man, President, General Manager and sole director of a business the ramifica tions of which are many and great. Taking the average figures of several of the Protestant groups as a basis for com pilation (there are no figures available for the Catholic groups) it may be estimated that the annual income of the Catholic Church in this diocese hovers near to $30,000,000 — an average of $20 per year from each of the million and a half of its communicants. All this money is raised by voluntary con tributions and is dispensed with care and caution. This money is spent principally in- charity, education and the general up keep of the churches. The Organised Catholic Charities of Chicago expend each year close to $1,000,000 in the conduct and maintenance of the vari ous works which it has under its wing; there are other charitable and semi-charitable enterprises which are operated without the aid of this organ ized bureau. Under Cardinal Mun- delein's care are twenty first-class hos pitals, so rated by the American Hospital Association. In addition to these there are forty-seven organiza tions, or institutions, which may be classified under the general heading of eleemosynary work. These are the orphanages of the dioceses, the homes for the aged and incurable, the halt, the maimed and the blind. T HERE are not two dozen munic ipalities in the United States which can boast of a school system comparable to that which Cardinal Mundelein supervises as part of his daily task. These schools number in the aggregate close to five hundred institutions among which are included three universities, fifty high schools and colleges, and al most four hundred schools of primary or grammar grade. All these, it should be noted, receive no aid whatever from any source out side the church itself. More than 200,- 000 youngsters are in attendance at these various educational institutions — at a saving to the municipal authorities of more than $20,000,000 a year for operation alone, leaving out of consid- TWECUICAGOAN 35 the road LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES their long low lines spell SAFETY Today's roads make today's speeds. A steady fifty-mile gait is as com mon as thirty-five miles an hour was a few years ago. With today's speeds there must be safety. And safety is clearly indicated by the low flat lines of the new Cadillacs, LaSalles and Fleetwoods. These lines stand for low center of gravity — for a balance that brings sure con trol. 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Mgr., Santa Fe Sys. Lines 1206 Railway Exchange, Chicago Am interested in winter trip to Please send me detailed information and des criptive folders. Name - Address. eration any costs for construction of buildings, their furnishings or equip' ment. In the present plight of our local Board of Education it is not dif' ficult to suggest the confusion thrice confounded that would surely result were the pupils of these church schools, so called, to be turned loose upon this community. In the face of all this it requires no stretch of genius to realize the impera' tive need and necessity for sound leadership in the direction of the affairs of the Catholic church hereabouts. And that leadership is found, developed to the nth degree, in Cardinal Mundelein. His record over a span of years is the incontrovertable testimony in the case. Not in generations do we. come upon a man in whose makeup we find so many of the needed qualities as are to be noted in the man who was but yester' day the poor boy from the lower East Side but who grew, in a few years, to be a Cardinal Prince of the Church of Rome. THERE is a human side to the man which is most attractive. He likes to play golf and he does, every chance he gets. And when the weather is for' bidding and he is compelled to stay in' doors he takes himself to the basement of his home where, alone and unat' tended, he practices shots against the coming of a brighter day. He is an expert swimmer and trys to arrange for a holiday during the winter months in Florida. He is an established art critic and an authority on rare books. In his home on North State Parkway he has half a dozen worthwhile paintings that are of exceptional value and many books that might well warm the heart of the bibliophile. Out at Des Plaines there is an insti' tution called St. Mary's Training School. It is one of the orphanages under Cardinal Mundelein's care. He loves to visit here and never tires of the place and its curious family of youngsters. Each year, at Christmas, His Eminence stages a great Christmas party for the children, with a huge Christmas tree, and turkeys, candies, toys galore. He makes it a point to give each of his little charges a sub' stantial present. From all of which it may be seen that the Cardinal Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Chicago, mindful of that theory concerning the flowing of the "sap from the bottom,,'' has faith in the future of democracy. GIFTS FROM JAEGER ARE WORTH WHILE Ladies' slip-on wool sweater in tan with rose .... $10 Necktie of heavy silk . . $4 Camelhair scar! .... $5.25 Ji ¦ / •©»¦< X Lolly Pup barks and turns Sis head. 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Rodeo however, does not lend itself over con' vincingly to parades. Rodeo is a spec tacle of individual performers with each entrant perilously onstage an in' stant and off triumphant or inglorious as the fates will. Rodeo is bold, harsh, solitary in its daredeviltry and alto' gether a singlehanded contest on the tanbark however presented. A parade is a matter of teamwork. In Rodeo there are no teams. The parade is hence a bit incongruous and it is gone through with as briefly as possible. Down in the chutes at the east end of the arena an outlaw horse is being saddled. He thrashes and fidgets under his blindfold. The chute door slams wide open and horse and rider bolt into the light. The rider is a girl, seeming' ly a very small girl and none too se- curely fixed in the saddle. She rakes with her spurs. The outlaw is in the air like a four'legged explosion. He leaps high, twisting under and away from the saddle. He alights with a jolt which he takes up with one move' ment to convert into a rocking spasm along the spine from fore to hind feet, so that each buck snaps the frail torso of his rider until she is shaken like a too limber switch. She is shaken but she stays in the saddle. The outlaw rears; she leans along his neck. He tries to stand on his nose; she balances. He shimmies from side to side, but the girl is still in the saddle as the time whistle blows. A rider spurs alongside the outlaw and throws one arm over the girl's shoulder. She is out of her stirrups and mounted be' hind him. Obediently enough the late demon horse finds the exit from the arena. ANOTHER chute slams open. An other horse and rider charge out on the tanbark, skill mounted on fury. This fight is brief and decisive. The horse wins. His rider is shaken first from the stirrups and then from the saddle. She is picked up and rides off defeated. Another horse is beaten. He snorts and kicks long after his rider has been taken off and at this the crowd laughs. The next chute discharges a black devil who throws his rider heavily al' most before she begins her ride. She falls a pitching dangerous fall. The black's hoofs kick little spurts of tan' bark over her. Perhaps he kicks her; his hoofs are too fast to follow. She tries to rise, shudders, collapses on her face. Five cowboys, slim men as they run, but seemingly burly against the small body of the injured girl, carry her slowly to the arena's end. There is a callous, incurious hush for an instant. The next chute slams open. A MEN'S bucking contest is less trying. Men are tougher in the saddle and though they whip to the jerkings of a maddened horse they are blockier, bigger, stiffer of spine and in finitely stronger of arm. Even then the horse is master like as not, and a thrown rider limps off as best he can. "Blackhawk," drones the announcer in a radio "ridden by Bob Aiken." Chute six gives up Blackhawk. The animal rears, sunfishes once, and starts across the arena on a wild run, his withers jerking sidewise while his hindlegs drive. The crazy horse does not check his run for the barrier. He piles against it with a crash. Miraculously the rider has escaped to one side as the outlaw goes down. The rider is quick' ly on his feet. The horse is dead. "Yes," says an old woman smiling idiotically through her bi'focals, "it's dead, isn't it?" She seems vastly pleased that this gallant, silken creature has died. She leans over to look closer into the arena, smiling. One does not smile. But the chute has opened and another outlaw caroms into the light. If broncho busting displays the horse in a whirl of fury, and its rider on the defensive, steer wrestling makes man the aggressor and provides a dogged, phlegmatic opponent. Man and horse ride alongside a bawling steer. The rider flips over to take the creature's horns. Then begins an ob' stinate wrestle to bring the animal down. The steer bawls, tugs, backs away and holds desperately to its feet. The man twists the wide horns to force his opponent on its back. Usually he succeeds. Fast steer wrestlers are apt to be chunky, solid men, thick through the chest and shoulders, indifferent horsemen when compared to the lean swagger fellows who have success with outlaw horses, but strong and cunning in heavy work on the tanbark. The steer, too, is solid and uninspired. He is dogged on defense but no shining light on offense. A BULL, now, is different. An an gry bull comes sidewise into the arena dragging a ludicrous cart. He breaks loose and charges the cart. Its driver taunts him from behind the overturned vehicle. He charges again so that his de-horned head thumps against its wheels. A clown appears. He is charged and runs for the barrier. The bull thwacks the barrier. A horseman passes by. The bull goes for him impartially and bunts the aston ished cow pony. A leap and the pony is free. The bull returns to his enemy behind the cart. A few sallies and he learns that his technique is ineffective. He is not discouraged. He is defiant on principle. He paws a challenge to the entire arena, a bovine John L. Sul livan defying any so-and-so in the house. The clown is ingloriously routed. A stray cowboy is run off the tanbark. Another horse and rider are vanquished. The bull pauses in bellig erent satisfaction. 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E. de MURG The 5TA G E Civic Theater Endows Shakespeare By CHARLES COLLINS THE impossible has happened: Chicago has an endowed Shakes pearean theater. Stratford-on'Avon has its counterpart on the shores of our uphill'flowing Onion Creek. How this came about is more or less of a mystery. Perhaps Samuel Insull, the Merlin of the opera'house, merely waved a wand. A few months ago there was no thought of a Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society, to be lodged in a handsome Civic Theater, with expenses for twelve weeks and twelve plays guaranteed. Now the in' stitution exists and functions admir' ably; it has already staged Hamlet and Julius Caesar in a vivid and effective manner; it is certainly an artistic and apparently a box-office success. This is the most surprising event in Chicago's dramatic history, and its in side story has not yet been written. There was none of the usual procedure of committee-meetings attended by yearning, ineffectual drama'lovers, each with a different idea about how to improve the stage. There was no quest of subscriptions among women's clubs, no meaningless propaganda about "worth' while" plays, no aesthetic groping in the dark. And at its debut, the brave adventure did not prove to be still'born, but very much alive. O day and night, but this is wondrous strange! THE Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society has a board of directors, composed of able and scholarly citizens who appear to be merely figureheads. It also has a certain Harley L. Clarke, said to be a public utility magnate. He is the great guarantor behind the arras, and he seems to be an abundant spend' er; he has financed the project for a period of five years. But photographs of Harley L. Clarke are not yet avail' able. When I get to work in earnest on this mystery, I shall start my sleuth' ing at the door'Sill of Mr. Insull's private office. Fritz Leiber, star and director of the civic Shakespeareans, was happily chosen; he has been an addict of the Bard for years, and yet he cannot be called old. He had an organization of experienced, moderately salaried troop' ers at his command. But when the Civic Theater opened as an annex to the Civic Opera, I expected to find the usual sort of Leiberism — a careless production fit only for school children's matinees at cut rates. I found, how' ever, a Hamlet that could command anyone's respect, acted with fluent power and staged in a vivid modern istic style. Leiber 's familiar interpretation of Hamlet, colloquial, vigorous and eager with a kind of rough Elizabethan power, was supplemented by Tyrone Power's majestic Ghost — the best ap' parition of the royal Dane that I have ever seen. The queen, who is usually acted as if she belonged in a deck of cards, came to life in the treatment of Helen Freeman; she was the lecherous matron, capable of adultery and hus' band-slaying, that Shakespeare drew; a veritable sash'Weight murderess of a queen. Louis Leon Hall, as the king, was very much the "smiling, damned villain." The Ophelia Carroll was also a new note — a shy, birdlike maid' in'waiting; a flapper Ophelia quite likely to lose her little mind. Mr. Power, whose name is significant of his contribution to this company, was a statuesque and sonorous Brutus on the second week's bill, while Mr. Leiber declaimed furiously as Mark Antony. There is no need to be wary of the civic element in this classic repertory. Under any aegis, this would be sound Shakespeare. TUECWCAGOAN 41 GIFTS for MEN from the Q^&ollectors oj&orner Rare - Unusual - and Practical Gifts Old English Prints. 17th and 18th Century Pewter. Smokers' Stands. Kent Brushes. English Pipes. Luggage. Neckwear. Dressing Gowns. •A^Stakjr Best / ^Randolph and Wabash ??? CHICAGO FINE CLOTHES for MEN and BOYS E3 El 42 TWECI4ICAG0AN Announcing THE CHICAGOAN S Theatre Ticket Service The Chicagoan announces comple tion of arrangements with leading Chicago theatres whereby readers of The Chicagoan may obtain choice orchestra seats at no advance over box office prices. These theatres, indicated by asterisks in the fort nightly listing on page 2, are the Great Northern, Adelphi, Cohan's Grand, Apollo, Harris, Selwyn, Cort, Garrick, Princess and Palace. Box office prices at which tickets may be had are given in that listing. Application for tickets is gov erned by the following rules : Application must be received by The Chicagoan not le38 than seven days in advance of perform ance for which tickets are desired. 2. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in correct amount payable to The Chicagoan. 3. Application must be in writing; telephone orders cannot be accepted. Upon receipt of application The Chicagoan will effect res ervation of seats and mail to applicant certificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theater box office after 8:00 P. M. on evening of performance (2:00 P. M. if matinee). It is suggested that applicants name a second choice of attraction for which tickets are desired in case The Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) (Number of seats) (Date) (Name) .• (Address) (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $.. Unusual Comedies THE other subscription theaters have recently made substantial additions to the play 'going schedule. The Dramatic League, at the Princess, has staged The First Mrs. Fraser, a London comedy of manners by St. John Ervine, with a brilliant cast that has Miss Grace George as its star; and the Art Institute's repertory company, at the Goodman, has exhibited the best acting and stage direction of its career through the medium of "The Makro- poulos Secret," a somewhat fantastic piece by Karel Capek, the Bohemian author of the celebrated R. U. R. The First Mrs. Fraser deals with our British cousins in their best drawing- room and divorce'eourt manners. It is like a comedy by Frederick Lonsdale, without the florid Lonsdalian emphasis upon epigrams and earls. The cast, beginning with Miss George, whose delicate charm has not surrendered to the gray, disenchanting years, is per' feet. A. E. Matthews as a London' ized Scot, and Lawrence Grossmith, as a typical member of the best old clubs, make it almost an all 'Star crew. As the second and wicked Mrs. Fraser, Miss Carol Goodner is opulent with beauty and talent. In The Ma\ropoulos Secret, the players at the Goodman have snapped out of their experimental attitude. They are keen and alert; they give a vitalized performance. The "stylized1'' scene-designs are admirably suited to the mood of this strange and stimulat ing comedy of artificial longevity (with out reference to the theory of the in terstitial glands). Ellen Root, who has the leading role of an eternal siren, is like an incarnated Mona Lisa. Eminent Actresses TWO stars of the first magnitude who have resisted the lure of vocalized Hollywood, actresses of high distinction and rich glamour, are pres ent in "vehicles11 matched to their per sonalities — Miss Ethel Barrymore in The Love Duel, at the Harris, and Miss Katharine Cornell, in The Age of Innocence, at the Selwyn. Their appearances have helped to bring the playgoing season up to its high water mark. Miss Barrymore's transition from The Kingdom of God to The Love Duel is a change from the spirit to the flesh. Until recently she was a Spanish nun; she is now a Viennese vampire. TWECUICAGOAN 43 The play, of Hungarian authorship, adapted by the exuberant pen of Zoe Akins, might have been by Michael Arlen out of Elinor Glynn. Its ob session with the gilt-edged aspects of sex is total. Its theme, the great lover and the infallible enchantress playing a sadistic game of mock-love and end ing head over heels in the soup of the Real Thing, is tosh, but its acting is superb. Miss Barrymore, tres grande dame in two acts and the heart-broken mother of a little stranger without a papa in the third, is completely fasci nating — a unique personality and a mature artist. The Age of Innocence, a dramatiza tion of Edith Wharton's novel of the sentimental Seventies in New York Society by Margaret Ayer Barnes, gives Miss Cornell a role in which her dark beauty and exotic charm are ideally framed. Her performance is gallant with romantic grace and vibrant with emotional appeal. A more plausible Countess Olenska of Mrs. Wharton's story could not be found. The play itself is a stage- worthy treatment of the novel, and it shrewdly develops and theatricalizes the reticences of the original. It be comes somewhat flamboyant, perhaps, when it gives its hero a background of Indian fighting under Custer, and in dicts the obnoxious Count Olenski as a modern Marqus de Sade. AN odd little play, quite different from the average run of Broad way-endorsed comedies, is this Cour age, now at the Grand Opera House with Janet Beecher as its star. There is originality of theme and treatment. A mother of seven, quaintly culture- clubbish, is the heroine, but the plot is based on the fact that her husband, now dead, was the father merely of six. Janet Beecher gives a bonny perform ance of this unusual but thoroughly credible character; Helen Strickland is impressive as an ominous, puritanical aunt; and a certain Laddie Seaman plays a school-boy with juvenile relish. William Hodge, catering to the vogue for crime and detective'work, has brought a concoction called Homicide to the Garrick. It causes one to wish that he had remained true to the faith-healing and New Thought themes of his own authorship. Mr. Hodge is welcome in his unchanging vein of lean, dry American whimsical' ity. We always enjoy Hodge. But Homicide is hodge-podge. THE HAPPY ENDING After the play, broach a sparkling bottle of Orange Crush-Dry for a goodnight glass of golden cheer! Gesundheit! Fresh sunrich juice of luscious oranges . . fragrant with the bouquet of the peel . . piquant with a "just right" dash of lemon . . and tartly dry — charged, you know! That's why it goes so good! Remember, Orange Crush-Dry is the "dry" with the genuine fresh fruit tang. For convenience/ buy it by the case. IN THE EBONY BOTTLE AT ALL GOOD STORES C ORANGE rush- D ry 44 TWE CHICAGOAN STEINWAY WASHBURN f^^ at Jackson 4047 Milwaukee Ave. ^ 4646 Sheridan Rd. 870 E. 63rd St *^J In OAK PARK: 123 Marion St. Si* In EVANSTON: 615 Davis St. MU/ICAL NOTE/ Tristan and Isolde, Der Rosenkavalier, ad Lib By ROBERT POLLAK THE German wing of the Chicivop swung into leisurely combat on Saturday afternoon, November 9, with a passionate and heady performance of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. The occasion was especially remarkable for the return of Egon Pollak to the con ductor's desk after an absence of many years. Herr Pollak is a long, limber fellow who reads into Tristan all of the intensity and languor to be found within its pages. Under his baton the music emerges sweet and strong. That he took over-long with some of the passages and made scarcely any cuts, did not sit well with certain of the local intelligentsia, but, to me, his Wag' ner seemed eminently satisfactory. He is a more than welcome addition to the conductorial staff of the opera and, when he becomes more familiar with the opera band and they with him, he should be the chef d'orchestre on many a grand evening. Theodore Strack, the new German tenor, made his debut this same after' noon as an effectively handsome bride- bringer. His voice is nothing to stand up and cheer about, just an average tenor well trained in the matter of traditional Wagnerian histrionics and capable of negotiating the role in a pleasant, if somewhat constricted, voice. Our Chicago experience with German tenors in the last decade has only been thoroughly satisfactory once, when the grand old Knote came to America with a barnstorming company. We recall memorable German basses and baritones and messos. But tenors do not seem to thrive on the beer of Prussia or Bavaria. They turn them out faster and better from Milan south. The real vocal honors went to Leider, Olssewska, and Kipnis, which is quite usual when the ceremonies are pecu liarly Teutonic. A better Isolde than Leider is scarcely conceivable. She owns a grand voice capable of ex traordinary compass and nuance; and besides, the heart and integrity to make Isolde the heroine Wagner wished her to be. The beautiful Olszewska made more of Brangaene than anyone we've ever seen before. And Kipnis handled the role of poor old Mark with his usual dignity and strength. Bonelli contributed some sweet singing as the faithful Kurvenal. The role requires a little more brusqueness and power than he is equipped to give to it. THAT the German sector scored again with Der Rosen\avalier is indicated by the remarks of Prof. Rosenfeld of the K[ews and Prof. Moore of the Tribune. Both were gen erally ecstatic, especially about Leider as the Princess von Werdenberg. Rosenfeld allowed as how she had im proved considerably in her manner of playing and singing the part which is approximately the same as admitting that the Venus de Milo is looking much better this fall. And Moore, appar ently oblivious of the way he panned Leider last year (contrasting her with Raisa who knows nothing about this type of role), makes a complete turn about as if he were just making a re markable discovery. Certain works of art and certain artists are practically beyond criticism, and this should be apparent even to the most fatigued re viewers. Leider's voice is as beautiful this year as last, she is an incomparable artist. Her ideas of the Feldmarschallin are no more subtly authoritative this November than last. She grasps the role with an understanding that would satisfy the strictest requirements of Strauss and Von Hofmannsthal. And they would be as eminently satisfied with Kipnis, as the boorish Ochs, and Olssewska, as Octavian, that fervent operatic descendant of Cherubino. I TUQ CHICAGOAN 45 have observed productions of the poignant tragi-comedy of the countess, the baron and the boy in Munich, Vienna and London. The Chicago performance is as good as any of them. // Duce Verdi THERE is a popular fallacy to the effect that, in Verdi's final period, he got to be kind of an Italian Wag ner. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Falstaff he reaches the summit of his genius. But the great ness of Falstaff is largely the conse quence of its opposition to and inde pendence of the art of Bayreuth. It is true that the Italian makes occasional use of the leit-motiv. But his method is entirely different from that of Wag ner. Verdi uses it to point ideas and emotional situations rather than indi viduals or definite objects. The con tinuous texture of Falstaff, in which aria and recitative are so commingled as to be hardly distinguished one from the other, derives from the old Vene tian opera of Cavalli and Monteverdi. It was one of Verdi's doctrines that the artist must look to the past for the methods of progress. Nowhere . does he listen to his own precepts better than in this mocking, nimble, divinely gay masterpiece, a work which makes the peak of a long aesthetic ascent. If this all sounds pedantic it is only because almost nothing is important about a performance of Falstaff but the music. The spectacle of an eighty year old master attaining complete and immortal individuality with a uniquely Latin expression is so inspiring that it drives away all thoughts of soloists and scenery. The performance stands or falls by the conductor. And as Polacco is remarkably in sympathy with the meaning x>f this flower of Latin genius, the Civic Opera performance is an in spiring one. The principals are from fair to good. Rimini, despite patent vocal limitations, does wonders with the fat knight. Lassari and Oliviero run away with the comedy as Pistol and Bardolph. Cortis, costumed to look like Launcelot Gobbo instead of a handsome young swain, does well vocally with Fenton. Raisa makes more of Alice than Mrs. Fiske. Defrere made a good job of Ford, but the temptation to wish he were Lawrence Tibbet was strong. This Falstaff is a music-drama happily created by deft use of the material in the Merry Wives of Windsor, a mus- but BEAUTY is the Greatest Gift of All! MADAME HELENA RUBINSTEIN This luxurious Beauty Box contains many of Helena Rubinstein's scientific skin preparations. Illustrated (27.50) (Also 5.50 and 16.50) The other articles on this page picture a few of her newest accents of beauty. The Enchante Double Vanity contains rouge and a section for loose powder — accompa nied by six little boxes of Enchante oowder in six dif ferent shades (3.00). 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All of which serves as prelude to the remark that on the afternoon of No vember 17 he sang the Vier-ernste Gesange of Brahms with eloquence, precise diction, and intelligent feeling. T HE sextet of Saxons headed by Cuthbert Kelly and known as the English Singers is unique in its pre- sistent nourishing of an English musical culture that threatens to be lost. As a musically creative nation England has been moribund for over three hundred years. To discover its golden age it is necessary to return to the motets and madrigals of Byrd and Morley. Without fuss or feathers this ensemble makes quiet propaganda for a universal appreciation of that great age. To its regular catalogue of ballets, madrigals and songs of Elizabethan England the singers have added several Appalachian folk-songs arranged by Howard Brockway for their especial use. These songs are part of the rich folk heritage of the Kentucky moun taineers and the arrangements are both delicate and harmonically interesting. The English Singers execute them with the unaffected charm and nuance that is characteristic of all their work. The CINEMA "The Mighty' MEET Mr. Robert N. Lee, writer of The Mighty, a tactful, taut weaving of enough picture-ideas to make a half-dozen vehicles for stars less vigorous than George Bancroft. Meet, too, Mr. John Cromwell, responsible for direction of The Mighty, a forth right and compelling sequence of crises adequate to the plot requirements of a half-dozen writers less expert than Mr. Lee. And meet, finally, Mr. George Bancroft, the William S. Hart moderne, who achieves, in and as The Mighty, the four-square stardom pre saged by The Show Down, promised in The Drag K[et and assured by Thun derbolt. The works of these three gen tlemen and their associates afford an extremely entertaining seventy minutes in the cinema, perhaps the best to be had at this time in this Town. Mr. Lee's story emanates from the quite widespread, if not wholly sincere, speculation as to what might become of a big city if the gangster governing it unofficially were employed to govern it officially. He makes his gangster hard enough to satisfy the most headline- minded. He seasons him with a stretch of trench warfare, wherein his success satisfies that other popular speculation as to how good the gunmen were under THE CHICAGOAN fire. He makes his return unregenerate and he attributes wholly criminal mo tives to his acceptance of the official appointment. Then, his premises still unfouled as he nears the end of his story, he puts his gangster in what police reporters call "a tough spot" and lets nature seem to take its course. Mr. Lee's honesty to his narrative, his fidelity to his characters and his clarity of motivation combine to produce a realism uncommonly encountered in celluloid. I -have not surveyed a com parable composition in 1929, where fore this distended discussion of its mechanics. But all these are post-exhibition re flections. While the picture is being run off, it is swift drama keyed to the barytone of its star with comedy arpeggios in Raymond Hatton's . nasal tenor. It depicts without preaching. It argues unawares. It pleases pain lessly. It becomes, in retrospect, pro gressively notable as a striking enter tainment, as a social document, as a shaft of white light on the life metro politan and an emphatic commentary on the vocal advancement of the cinema. It's good. "Young Nowheres" MR. RICHARD BARTHELMESS has had a doubly difficult stellar hazard. Whereas the common or gar den variety of picture-star has but one outstanding production against which all subsequent pictures must be meas ured (Lon Chaney's was The Miracle Man, Charles Chaplin's The Kid, even John Barrymore is unforgettably Beau Brummel in cinema memory) Mr. Barthelmess has two. Does he dash athletically through a Patent Leather Kid or Scarlet Seas, feminine hearts are sad because he is not the pensive petal he was in Bro\en Blossoms. Does he glide pensively through The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come or The Enchanted Cottage, masculine memory darts regretfully back to the fighting terror he was in ToVable David. When he combines these characterizations for which he is popular, as in Classmates, feminine and masculine adherents leave the cinema convinced that he used to be a good actor and it's too bad. Mr. Barthelmess has had no easy time of it. But Young "Nowheres ought to put a stop to all this. It is more like Bro\en Blossoms than it is like ToVable David, but it is actually little like either. The physical aspect of it is in the slow, pathetic tempo of the former. The mental aspect involves the cruelty, GIFTS A MILLION MILES FROM COMMONPLACE! 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The ensemble is something new in pictures, a strict transcript of two lowly lives (the other is played in close harmony by Marion Nixon) with only brief police-court scenes at start and finish to afford an only commercially essential beginning and end. I suspect Young "Hpwheres of being art, but don't let that keep you from seeing it. "Gold Diggers of Broadway 1AM told that Gold Diggers of Broadway is no good, that the story is woozey, that the point is ancient history, the cast a mere assemblage of persons who happened to be present when the shooting began and that, to carry the objections no further, we've had too many Broadway pictures any way. But the persons who tell me these things reply, when questioned, that yes, Ann Pennington's dancing is good for three dollars of a five-fifty ticket-price when she plays the Town with George White or another, that Winnie Light- ner's somewhat roughneck laughs and lyrics are of approximately parallel market value, that Nick Lucas1 croon ing of a ballad is adequate explanation of capacity business at the Palace, and that the chorus formations and the stage settings are elaborate and ornamental beyond the dreams of a John Murray Anderson, a George White or a Zieg- feld. When I foot up the total and show, then, that the seventy-five cents spent for Gold Diggers of Broadway buys approximately seventy-five dollars worth of entertainment, finally point ing out the saving of innumerable hours and lengthy travel effected by the con densation, the picture becomes a pretty good investment for anyone who likes the sort of things which are its contents. I think this is the way to look at pictures of this kind, if one looks at them at all. A good story has no place in them; there is not room for one, and a good story does not require all this decoration. They are no more nor less than collections of individual items of standard box office value, collections made available at reduced rates and conveniently. They are bargains, offered by the cinema for little or no good reason, and ought to be considered as such. This one is particularly rea sonable at six-bits. "The Mysterious Island" JULES VERNE'S The Mysterious Island is still a good book, a pleasant memory if you are past thirty, a notable exercise of the imagination and highly quotable as such in conversations al legedly psychological. But it is not a good motion-picture. Some two mil lions of dollars and something over two years spent in trying to make it one afford proof currently available. Not even Lionel Barrymore, as principal, nor the several thousand members of his cast, offset the hard, cold fact that Mons. Verne guessed far short of 1929. The mere mechanics of the exhibition, the Westinghouse sound apparatus and the Technicolor photography, not to mention the actual projection of pic tures seemingly in motion, dwarf the wonders of the story proper. A re grettable but inescapable bar to enter' tainment. If you care to see what mechanical tricks a modern production studio can perform, if you are curious as to how much modernization the original story could stand without becoming unrecog nizable, it is a good idea to see The Mysterious Island. Otherwise not. "The River" A NO doubt important, perhaps even significant, experiment is be ing made by the Fox forces in an at tempt to retain for the new pictures some of the scenic and pantomymic charm of the old. Although the Fox studios were first to produce an out door talking-picture (In Old Arizona), result of taking the microphone into the open air has not been unqualifiedly sat isfactory. Recently, then, Luc\y Star laid upon the shoulders of Charles Far- rell and Janet Gaynor the burden of testing out a theory that an idyl of the Seventh Heaven type, done silently un til near the end and then completed vocally, would be stronger than the all- silent or all-talking form. A little later The Four Devils tested the theory with a Variety type of subject. Now comes The River as proof that the experiment has not been without profit. Luc\y Star broke a partially created spell at the point where it broke into speech; it skidded badly from there. The Four Devils was as colorful, as Continental and as consistent as Vari ety until the first speech, well toward the end of the picture, from which point it quickly brought down upon it self the illusion of importance it had silently constructed. The lesson in these failures was turned to profit in making The River; the conversation is withheld until interest has reached a point at which mere words are barely TWE CHICAGOAN 49 noted and action has become the center of attention. The story of The River is the one about the boy from the hills who meets the bad, bad girl who makes him a good wife after the bold, bad man has been done to death. But it is enacted by Mary Duncan and Charles Farrell, alone before the camera most of the way, and it is played out against such a natural background of mountains, rivers and timberlands as has not been photographed since the word became mightier than the lens. It is excellent entertainment, if seen from the begin ning; I believe it would be very bad if seen both ways from the middle. ./47s o Showing The Trespasser: Gloria Swanson's best picture, a Chicago story, a splendid eve ning. [See and hear.} Her Private Affair: Ann Harding proves that Paris Bound was no mere lucky break. [Attend.] Broadway: The stageplay with few altera' tions and no important sacrifices. [Try it-] The Mississippi Gambler: Joseph Schild- kraut carries on a notable tradition in a notable setting and notably. [Trace this one to wherever it may be.] The Hollywood Revue : Tonally a bit ancient, pigmentally a bit startling, the- matically nothing to mention, but a bang- up jazz picture for all that. [If melody- minded.] The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Clive Brooke is Holmes and I seem the only one who likes the result. [Go.] The Great Divide: Dorothy Mackaill and Ian Keith in a song-infested take-off on the original. [No.] The Four Devils : A quasi-talking picture that should have held its peace. [For get it.] Evangeline: Thank Heaven Longfellow died in time. [Under no circumstances.] Our Modern Maidens; Ugh! [Never.] Rio Rita: Bebe Daniels and gang give Ziegfeld a run for his glory. [Yes.] Flight: Jack Holt and Ralph Graves join the Marines and see Lila Lee. [Attend.] Why Bring That Up : Moran and Mack in their old stuff and some that is new. [If you like them.] His Glorious Night: The worst about John Gilbert. [No.] Evidence: Pauline Frederick in good old- fashioned drammer. [Yes.] Oh Yeah: Railroad comedy. [Oh — no.] Salute : The Army-Navy tie game with offstage plot. [Miss it.] The Viking: A still picture but excellent; all about Leif Ericcson's discovery of America and Pauline Starke. [See it.] Jealousy: Jeanne Eagel's last words. [Hear them.] Say It With Songs: Al Jolson and Davey Lee without the aid of a plot. [If addicted.] The Lady Lies: Walter Huston and Claudette Colbert in a good picture, cen sored. [Go anyway.] at COLBY'S ¦ UTHENTIC style is a feature of every piece of Colby furniture .... The extent of our displays and their variety make this one of America's most interesting shops. John A. COLBY and Sons Interior decorators since 1866 129 North Wabash Avenue Bulldog Drummond: Ronald Colman in surprisingly good melodrama. [Yes.] Illusion: Buddy Rogers and Nancy Car roll in highly engaging backstage ro mance. [Yes.] Woman Trap: Hal Skelly of The Dance of Life and Chester Morris of Alibi in a picture unlike either but good as both. [Certainly.] Street Girl: Betty Compson, Jack Oakie and others in a snappy little yarn about jazz musicians. [Attend.] The Dance of Life: Burlesque with a bit of whitewashing and Hal Skelly. [If you didn't see the show.] Words and Music: Collegiate musical comedy, neither collegiate, musical nor comic. [No.] — W. R. W. CIVIC THEATRE — Wacker Drive at Washington, FRA 5440. Loop Box Office, 33 W. Madison Chicago Civic Shakespeare Society presents FRITZ LEIBER and his Incomparable Company DEC. 2 "MACBETH" m^-s™ DEC. 9 "OTHELLO" Maunees-aao JVights (Ex. Sun.) and Sat. Mat. — $1.00 to $2.50 Wed. "POP" Mat — 50c to $2.00 HARRIS NIGHTS (Ex. Sun.) 8:30 Mats. Wed., Sat. 2:30 W% LEE SHUBERT Presents ETHE1, DARRYMORE in Lili Hatvany's THE LOVE DUEL A Modern Play Adapted by Zoe Akins 50 TWE CHICAGOAN L Its positively blissful! That picked" up feeling alter a bowl of mussels. That savory zest in Oysters L Aiglon or the slip oi a knife into melting squab. Each dish by our French chef is a rare experience for discerning diners -out. Luncheon, dinner and supper, with dancing from six until two. 22 E. Ontario DELaware 19 0 9 For Xmas Gifts We are offering at our salon in the DRAKE HOTEL a display of exceptionally rare and prised pieces of CRYSTAL TABLEWARE OCCASIONAL TABLES JADE, CRYSTAL and POTTERY LAMPS EXCLUSIVE PIECES OF FURNITURE INTERIOR FURNISHINGS W. P. NELSON COMPANY N. J. Nelson, President Established 1856 Executive Offices: 153-159 West Ohio St. Telephone: Whitehall 5073 WOMt JUITE HOME The Drake Tower By RUTHG. BERGMAN OF course there is no last word and never will be on earth until Ga briel sounds the finale. At the world's present tempo the most breath taking word is soon sup- er ceded by a later one. This rapid fire repartee is particularly con- spicuous in the building of apartments. Not so many years ago some builder began to install silver vaults. Others countered with cedar lined closets. Some one invented the built-in iron ing board. The answer to that was an automatic dishwashing sink. The gas log was laughed off by the electric fireplace. Then an artist and a gentle man began to wonder why a man should be deprived of wood fires just because he lived in an apartment. The answer was smudge. FINALLY the Drake Tower has in troduced a mechanical draft which causes logs to glow as beautifully and the smoke to curl up the chimney as completely as fireplace owners have al ways tried to imagine that* they did. Perhaps this is not the first or the last time when a good man has thus come to the aid of his fireplace; but the me chanical draft is new to me. And this is another proof of the evanescent qual ity of the last word. The person who insisted upon always having the dernier cri in apartments would have to move about once a week. Less exacting ten ants, however, can find many Chicago apartments to which they would gladly be sentenced for long terms. Thus the Drake Tower. This new white pyramid adjoins the Drake Hotel on the Lake "Shore Drive side and is connected with it. That is a nutshell story of superior location, proud social antecedents and correct service. A mere glimpse of the rental plan suggests the height of something and by that I don't mean the tower's 30 stories. Chi cago has thousands of living rooms and a few drawing rooms. At the Drake Tower every apartment has a grand salon. According to the drawing which I saw, an ascenseur wafts one to a pub lic anti'chambre leading to a salle de reception off which is a large vestiare. Each chambre a coucher has its own salle de bain and the apartments are full of cabinets de debarras. If you do not believe that the most exquisite flavor is imparted to food prepared in a cuisine, served in a garde manger and eaten in a salle a manger, just try it. The tower is, of course, the work of Mr. Benjamin Marshall, whose plans often lapse into French (his apartments at 1550 North State Parkway even boast such importations as an orangerie and an office maitre d'hotel). The Drake Tower contains apart ments of three to nine rooms of which only the larger ones — and not many of them — are still available. (The build ing was completed October first.) Of these there are only two to a floor with beautiful, large rooms and windows on three sides. Apartments are decorated to suit the tenants. Eight room apart ments include two maids1 rooms; the small units have none; but the build ing offers forty servants' rooms for the convenience of households needing such accommodation. Complete Drake Hotel service is optional with each tenant. A 2 50-car garage in the building houses the mechanical servants of tenants. Persons who appreciate ingenuity and the economy of valuable space will be interested in the porte-cochere, a square opening just long enough to admit a big car and equipped with a turn table in the floor which permits an automo' bile literally to turn on the much abused dime. One-Eighty Delaware ANOTHER apartment building i which features service is One Eighty East Delaware Place, practically just around the corner from the Drake and opposite the Casino Club. As good a reason as any for chosing an apartment here is the excellent restaur ant which, by reason of its bi-lingual waiters and continental seasoning the uninformed patron would call French though an inscrutable management has maligned it with the label Old English TWt CHICAGOAN 51 Tea Room. However, the hors d'ouvre, under any flag, would be as luscious; tenants can have them — and succeed ing courses — served in their own apart ments. This is not a hotel, however. Each apartment includes either a kitch enette or full sise kitchen. All except a very few are unfurnished. They range from three to five rooms convert ible into six and eight. All have large clothes closets. The bath rooms flaunt the popular colored tile wainscoting, large Venetian-mirrored medicine chests, showers and shampoo sprays; but what appeals most to me is the fact that they are all outside rooms. The building includes the usual mechanical features. Maid service is optional and said to be exceptionally good. An ef fort is made to combine the conveni ences of a private dwelling with the kind of service found in the best hotels. South RUNNING out to the south side we come quickly by motor, Illi nois Central, bus or street car, to the Barclay at 4940 East End Avenue. For the benefit of persons unfamiliar with the new streets out where the newest section of the newest outer drive begins, this building may be identified as one of the two new red brick build ings on the Chicago Beach property; the completed one. It has a sign that cred its the building with "twenty stories of ^CraShine."" This seems a bit optimistic in Chicago; but after all the building stands ready to admit plenty of light on all sides and can scarcely be blamed if the sun doesn't do its part. At any rate, a stunning view of the sun and moon rising out of the lake is included in the facilities of nearly every apart ment. The largest apartments consist of a living room, three chambers, three baths, dining room and kitchen and what might have been mistaken for a reception hall had not a draftsman dubbed it gallery. From this six room layout the apartments scale down to three rooms, reception hall, living room, bed room and kitchen. All are attrac tively finished and contain many thoughtful details such as an abundance of base plugs in living rooms and bed rooms, adequate outlets for electrical appliances in bathrooms and kitchens, and access to an incinerator from each floor. Two elevator lobbies to a floor containing five apartments provide a degree of privacy unusual in buildings that contain small apartments. A SALE OF 15,000 Pairs Sheerest INGRAIN SILK HOSIERY Regular $3.95 Values $1.95 THE SEASON S SMARTEST COLORS Sable Allure Naive Boulevard Manon Onion Skin Breezie Afternoon Broncho Cunmetal Suntan Duskee Fiench Nude Due to the recent crash in the stock market, we were enabled to make this extraordinary purchase at a most unusual discount. You participate in our good fortune by being able to buy this exquisitely sheer ingrain hose at this special price! Every pair is full fashioned, long-wearing, and of unsur passed quality! Fill up your hosiery ward robe now! 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Empress of Scotland Feb. 3, Empress of France Feb. 13. From New York. Desired space still open. Phone or write your local agent or E. A. Kenney, Steamship General Agent 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. Telephone Wabash 1904 Canadian Pacific World's Greatest Travel System Folks Who Can Afford The Best Use CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water They know when they drink this famous water they are getting the best water known regardless of price. They know that every bot tle of Chippewa Water is bottled and labelled at the spring: "The Purest and Softest Spring Water in the World" Chippewa Spring Water Company of Chicago 1318 S. Canal St. Phone Roosevelt 2920 GO..CJ4ICAGO Portable Gifts for Wanderers By LUCIA LEWIS WHEN a gentleman gets very desperate about what to give for Christmas he usually descends upon the shops and emerges with a costly traveling bag decked out in delicate cloisonne fittings and a pale silk lin- ing. And when a lady gets similarly desperate she seises some masculine' looking case which fits neither length' wise nor cross-wise into any suitcase a man ever carried. Both intentions are excellent and, judiciously applied, would result in the happiest sort of gift, for there is nothing that man or woman is more vain about than travel' ing equipment. But remember, there is also nothing they are more fussy about. A small, neat, gadget that is thoroughly practical is much more joy ously received than an elaborate affair that is complicated, heavy, or takes too much space. Really fine luggage makes a perfect gift for anyone who travels extensively or is planning one of those nice winter cruises we have been talking your heads off about. One of the noblest things along this line, if you know the needs and plans of the recipient very well, is a wardrobe trunk. These are so well standardised now that no one can go far wrong on them but there are certain refinements that enhance even this very excellent gift and are worth looking into. Things like the smart tweed'like design, firm rawhide bind' ings, and solid, modern looking brass fittings that distinguish Hartman's latest gift to womankind. This very fine trunk at their Michigan Avenue store has all the finest fittings, from shoe case and hat drawers to a tiny jewel compartment in back of one drawer and is just about impregnable. They have it with a very doggy new silver brocade-like lining, but I prefer the dark green or brown moire — not quite so striking but after a few months it won't be quite so dirty, either, though the silver is cleanable, they tell me. A close second to magnificence in gifts are the sets of suitcase, hat box and week-end bag, which are enough to set any woman wandering for life. One of the best looking I have ever seen is a set of sharkskin also at Hart- man's. Sharkskin wears and wears and is a very handsome dark leather with a purple cast. The lining of this set is a dark, purplish brown moire and each case has just the right business-like pockets and compartments, with no fripperies about them. Of course, any one of the three pieces is a handsome idea for Christmas and the whole set is very distinguished and well-bred. There are also any number of good- looking bags, some nice wardrobe hat boxes, a shoe case that carries eight pairs of shoes, and so on and on into the luxuries of the fitted cases. IT is in the fitted cases that one is sorely tempted to go wrong, for the extremely feminine things with pale beige and orchid linings and fragile crystal bottles are pretty tempting. But pass them by, if the girl friend is a real traveler, and select the simple, sturdy thing which is, after all, much smarter anyway. Ecrase leather is lovely but frail and the heavier leath ers are a wiser choice. A black mo rocco with fittings of red and black enamel is dashing and practical, and another here in tough black crocodile has the most distinctive interior I have seen in a long time. The lining is gray and black cloth in a sort of flowing Rodier design and the fittings are black with insets of black and white enameled eggshell as decoration. A new note in these fittings is the inclusion of the cigarette case which is helpful when one's purse is already bulging with TWECWICAGOAN 53 papers, compacts and all the parapher nalia that men scatter through thirteen pockets or more. As to men, I am certain any of them would welcome one of the kit bags that hold about everything he needs for quite a lengthy trip. Hartman shows some handsome ones in very strong bridle leather and at A. Starr Best are lordly looking English bags. Several of these in both shops include the cases for shaving things and brushes. Then, it's a wise man who knows his duffle bags. These are ideal for shoes and all the odds and ends that can be viciously crammed into them at the last minute without hurt ing either duffle or the objects that are packed. NOW for all the smaller things that are practical and not so hard on the purse. A lot of women, I am sure, would appreciate the light, fleecy jack ets or negligees of Shetland wool that Field's have revived from grandma's day. They are really fashionable again, pack into about an inch of space, and are pretty grand for inveterate Pull man readers to hug around shivering shoulders — trains at night are always chilly in winter and yet reading in bed is always one of the pleasant aspects of travel. Then there is equipment for warming the inner man — innumerable flasks and shakers and cups in leather cases for the thousands who defy the Jones law every day of their traveling lives. Only remember to get the flasks a generous size, even the very huge ones are now formed so that they fit easily into a man's overcoat pocket and I have found that a man either car ries a capacious flask when he travels or none at all. The diminutive ones, a superior clerk informed me, were in stock only to satisfy the demands of women "who don't know what men really want." A very tricky affair that some men might enjoy immensely is the Graf Zeppelin case at A. Starr Best's. This is a shaker, modeled exactly on the Zeppelin, which comes apart into more cups, lemon squeezers, cork screws, shakers and things than I could count. It all packs into a nice com pact leather case no larger than the av erage flask and carries enough equip ment to set up a bar in any Pullman drawing room. A close relation to this is a case at Hartman's that looks like a perfectly innocent week-end bag but opens to display four very large bottles, COSTUME JEWELRY OF THE BETTER CLASS FASHION JEWELERS AT ELEVEN EAST WASHINGTON CHICAGO PARIS NEW YORK (-ylijl (5steadc(uarlers C^ostume, jewelry makes a smart gilt ana Frederic s oiler an unusually large display, being tne acknowledged head quarters lor lasnion jewelry. GIFT TO YOURSELF Be selfish for a change. You know you would love to sail through tropical seas— visit flower- laden islands — meet interesting people. And, most of all, get away from northern sleet and snow. Well, then! — be a Pleasure Pirate. Join the j oiliest group sailing the southern seas. You'll find them on the RELIANCE and RESOLUTE the ideal cruising steamers leaving New York on December 17 for 16 day luxury cruises to the West Indies. Celebrate the Holidays on the Caribbean. Visit Port-au-Prince or Nassau, Kingston, Colon, Havana — colorful ports of the Caribbean. Other Pleasure Pirate Pilgrimages by the S. S. RELIANCE from New York Jan. 4 — 16 Days Jan. 23 — 27 Days Feb. 22—27 Days Mar. 26 — 16 Days Rates $200 and up and $300 and up Illustrated literature on request HAMBURG -AMERICAN 39 Broadway Kj I TU E New York Branches in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton or local tourist agents. 54 TWE CHICAGOAN Here at Last is the PERFECT Light for Bridge ACE- HI Ege Tat. Pending TABLE and players' hands in shadowless, glareless light. Eyes completely shielded. Ace-Hi Lites operate from one outlet. Set up in less than a minute to brackets easily put on any card table leg. Brackets remain on permanently. No interference folding table. Green, Light Green, Red, Black. Department Stores, Specialty Shops, etc. one cocktail shaker with cups, a knife and spoon. Many of these interesting smaller pieces at Hartman's are the Mark Cross products than which there is, to my mind, nothing finer in leather. Their passport cases have additional compartments for baggage checks, rail road tickets, and other papers, a great improvement over the pure and simple case of old. They also have some nice collapsible leather boxes like the con- venient ones that men use to carry shav ing things, for cold cream, tonics and the like, which make excellent gifts for the woman who does not carry a fitted bag. Compact little sewing cases and medicine kits also come in fine leathers here, and an electric iron weighing less than two pounds might be a helpful p'ece in one's traveling equipment. UNUSUAL pieces that may sound like a lot of extra rubbish to the manly ear until he sees for himself how very convenient and space saving they are have been collected in A. Starr Best's gift section. These include sev eral things in fine ostrich leather — a tie rack that folds flat to take about an inch of space in the suitcase and car ries all the ties a man would ever want; a leather dress shirt case which will for the first time in history permit dress shirts to travel without getting all mussed (this, too, lies flat in the bag) ; cases for soft collars; hat bags that carry six or eight hats, including the high silk; and a flat little case just about twice the size of a billfold which holds a very fine malacca cane or ebony evening stick, divided into four or five segments. The parts are screwed to gether at a moment's notice and the line of separation is not at all discernible. So many other thoughtful things may be whisked out of the stocking for the delighted traveler. The sporting goods stores have golf bags with zipper tops to prevent clubs from sliding out and some of them will fit tops to the old bag. The bags fitted with toilet prep arations by Elizabeth Arden, Primrose House, Helena Rubinstein or Dorothy Gray are excellent if you are sure of the brand your lady prefers. Portable radios always seemed a pretty far fetched piece of traveling equipment to me until the everlasting transconti nental journey was brightened once by the reports that floated in on a fel low passenger's machine. Ten hours out on a train and hours more to go makes the radio a pretty welcome little thing. These are found at Spalding's, Field's, or name your own radio shop. BOOK/ For the Christmas List By SUSAN WILBUR DO not tell too much of the story. This is the first rule for a re viewer to observe when discussing a novel. And it is such an old rule that nobody remembers any longer just why it was formulated. Some reviewers take for granted that it originated out of consideration for the reader. If they told too much of the story the book would be spoiled for him when he came to read it himself. But this is obviously the wrong explanation. What are reviews for if not to make it un necessary for him to read the book at all. No, it seems much more likely that the rule was made not for the reader, but primarily for the reviewer. Think of the time it saves him in the course of a month, nay even of a week, this not having to read the last half of the books he reviews, lest knowing how the story ends, he be tempted to give the ending away. Though when you come to think of it, it seems likelier still that it was the authors themselves who got the law passed. To you and to me it is sim ply a joke when we catch reviewers making mistakes in their summary of a novel. I can in fact remember at the moment no actual joke that I have ever enjoyed more than catching an eminent Chicago medical lecturer at it — in the columns of a rival book page. IT follows that, as things are now, there is one safe thing for an au thor to do and only one: Namely not to write the story in the first place. Probably this expedient has been tried more often than the average reader supposes. But it is difficult to get TWECWICAGOAN 55 statistics owing to the fact that the re sults very seldom appear in print. IN fact so far as I know only two of these unwritten novels have ever been published at all. The second of them is God's Man. It has just been issued by the firm of Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith. And I shall hereby avoid all chance of error by quoting the book in full: God's Man: A K[ovel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward. To Theodore Mueller, Johns Heins, Albert Hec\man: I: The Brush; II: The Mistress, III: The Brand; IV: The Wife; V: The Portrait. There have also been two important new novels this fortnight of the more articulate sort. The only question is whether : To stop and remark that we wish Gertrude Atherton had progressed in an orderly manner from Alcibiades to Alexander instead of jumping to Dido: ^ueen of Hearts, and of Carthage, and thereby skipping a couple of per fectly good centuries of Greek history. And that in Hudson River Bracket ed, Edith Wharton has produced a novel which though less lively than The Children nonetheless presents an other good twentieth century contrast. Not this time between the children of jazz age divorce and the sort of peo ple whom, as a descendant of the school of Henry James, Mrs. Wharton presumably ought to stick to. But be tween the midwestern ideal of taller buildings, wider streets, more so-called comfort, and the ideals of the up-state New Yorker, who can live in a tumble down house, no bathtub, no telephone, and drive a buggy, all without feeling in the least like part of a moving pic ture show — though of course that's the way he looks to a midwesterner. That a fine old house of the type known architecturally as Hudson River brack eted broods over the story. And that the introductory episode, though stated in such a way as not to alarm Boston, and though used quite casually for the purpose of getting the story started, is nonetheless as shocking a thing as you are likely to find even nowadays. What it leads the hero to say to his grandfather being of itself shocking. Or whether to take it as a sign. The fact that is, that there are two and only two this fortnight, where ever since August they have been countable by the dozen, and the lighter ones by the fifty to a hundred. Shoe Dressings T N the gay whirl of social activities, silver evening A slippers that lead the mode will need frequent freshening with Cinderella Silver Slipper Cleaner. Tarnished and marred places disappear. The lus trous silver surface of slippers is as beautiful as ever. This Silver Slipper Cleaner works miracles. 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Clark W* .J A SIGN that most people are ex' , pected to be thinking just now not about what's a good story, but about what is likely to look well in holly and tissue paper. Expensive travel books always look well that way. White Africans and Blac\ by Caroline Singer and Cyrus Leroy Baldridge is going to look par' ticularly well. This luxurious sketch book gives in picture and in essay the story of fourteen months spent among the negroes, the jungles, the climate, the scenery, the customs, and the warlike insects, of equatorial west Africa, a part of the world where the world at large — including Thomas Cook — simply doesn't make tours. Old Louisiana by Lyle Saxon is something the same sort of thing as the author's Fabulous 7*{ew Orleans, a book of re' search tempered by reminiscence. And it has a similar obligato in black and white by the artist E. H. Suydam. Almost every Christmas brings a new book, sometimes several new books, about some city or other. This year's principal one, so far at least, is the Ethel Fleming and Herbert S. Kates T^ew Yor\, a book which is remarkable not only for its exhaustiveness, but for the fact that it takes the town whose middle name is Rush with a calmness that is almost archaeological. Then of course there's l^eui Worlds to Con quer, in which Mr. Halliburton fol' lows the steps of Cortes, swimming as usual in all the most unlikely places en route. At the hands of Richard Halliburton the Well of the Virgins and the Panama canal turn as if by magic into tanks. Seven Women, by William M. John $2.50. (J. H. Sears & Co.) Seven self- righteous women and one good woman, members of a Ladies Aid in a small Colorado farming community, are meet' ing while the servant of their hostess is in process of accouchement. Through their mental reactions to this — unhallowed — proceeding, Mr. John not only exposes humanity making moral alibis but tells seven exciting stories, the general title of which might equally well be "What a Self'Righteous Woman Thinks About." Francis Rabelais: The Man and His Work, by Albert Jay Nock and C. R. Wilson. $5. (Harper.) A readable and scholarly life of Rabelais and a critique of his work. The modern reader, used to thinking of Rabelais as either incom' prehensible or "Rabelaisian" will have reason to be grateful for this really com' petent introduction to the first of the great humanists. It is interesting to note that in spite of the later translations of Rabelais, one of them very recent, the authors recommend Motteux and Urqu- hart's as the translation that best gives us the spirit of the original. Mr. Wilson, by the way, is almost a Chicagoan, i. e., he is a resident of Oak Park. Josephine, the Great Lover, by N. P. Nezeloff. (Liveright.) Napoleon was a mere incident, it now appears, in the life of his first empress. Three Essays, by Thomas Mann. Trans lated from the German by H. T. Lowe Porter. (Knopf.) This new book by the just announced winner of this year's two "supplements" to the Magic Moun- tain, one of them an essay on Goethe and Tolstoy in terms of sickness and health and the other An Experience in the Oc cult, which describes a seance literally, rather than creatively, and of an essay on Frederick the Great which is all that the War left of what might have been a novel. The Life Letters of Anne Isabella Lady Noel Byron. From Unpublishea Papers in the Possession of the Late Ralph, Earl of Lovelace, by Ethel Coh burn Mayne. With an introduction and epilogue by Mary, Countess of Lovelace. And twelve illustrations. (Charles Scribner's Sons.) $5. Wives of great men do not always remind us, but Lady Byron is one of those who did. This intricate biography of her throws open to the still curious world a mass of most enlightening family documents recently released by the widow of Byron's grand son. Swinburne, by Samuel C. Chew. (Little Brown and Co.) $3.50. Another ac- cess-to-documents life, of another poet concerning whom the executors have been holding out on us. Also a run ning commentary upon his complete works in twenty volumes, and upon such other works as his executors, often it would appear of necessity, have seen fit to exclude from the canon. The Rodeo [begin on page 38} shamed by a rider, and tortured by spur and bit. He is a tough guy out for a rough house evening — dignity be damned — and he bars no comers. He is a big male with a voice and chest of his own and a hearty scorn for all things fragile and nonsensical in the world. Indeed, he becomes something of a problem. He refuses to leave the arena and dominates it until his cousins, the brahmin bulls, are being ridden bareback by other cowboys. One big brahmin is a vicious fellow. He throws his rider and charges him as he scrambles on the tanbark. The brahmin hooks viciously with his short horns. The cowboy twists to miss by a gasp. Again the brahmin gores and the cow boy, still lying in tanbark, slips the evil head. A horseman gallops up and drives the brahmin off — he shambles away mildly enough. Our defiant bull noses his cousin an instant and decides to leave with him, but not until he has performed a defiant flourish with the horse and rider and a charge against TWECWICAGOAN 57 the harmless fellows who see to the exit gate. ROPING and tying is a test of strength and skill. A calf is given a head start of 30 feet. After him larrups a rider with a lariat. The rider must lasso the calf, go down the rope hand over hand, throw and tie his stubborn prey — all in brief time. Calves, however, are not bulls. They are strong. They kick and bawl and spraddle, but they are hardly defiant. They are picked up and flopped, their heads held and their feet trammelled in something like 25 seconds to guess at an average time. The record is, we believe, about 9 seconds. Down below the stands, once con tests are over — for the present rodeo offers ample prizes but no salaries to partakers — its people gather into little groups so that here a city man may stray among western folk and mingle with the half fabulous fellows who ride wild horses and wrestle wild steers. OUT of the saddle, the cowboy is a pleasant, rural young man, like as not the daredevil of his own little country town or county fair. He has the look of a genuinely amateur ath lete. Not the look of a sleek college performer who is carefully trained and conditioned by expert trainers, but the look of a husky young citizen who plays baseball on Sunday with half a thousand shop teams on sand lots over the city. Except that being a country boy and so likely to be cast to a more eccentric mould than the city amateur, the cow hand indulges a freer fancy in dress and a more punctilious ritual of manner. One discovers also that the average rodeo rider is bigger than he seems in the arena, a bit older, a good deal more knowing and powerful. A city public becomes used to superlatives in men's sizes. A 160 pound man in wiry condition is a big man. A 200- pounder immense. The cowboy is quiet, affable, garrulous (in a low voice) and inquisitive. He is mightily taken by the city and a littl" in awe of it. A trio stand talking to a city friend who has apparently asked them out to dinner. The spokesman is modest, eager, gravely courteous: "I'd like to come,,, he says, 'you know I would. But Fm liable to get hurt so I hate to promise any night. Just call me after the rodeo and well come if all of us make through all right." Restaurant Makes Hotel Says Manager Few people stop to realise the im portance of the restaurant in the modern residential hotel. At Hotel Shoreland the viewpoint of the management is this: "Many of our guests dine in our Restau rant 36? days in the year — 3 meals each day. Therefore, it is evident that we must offer appetite tempta tions — great variety — new food cre ations — augmented by enchanting dinner music. Otherwise we would lose not only our restaurant volume but our hotel clientele as well. "We cannot chance losing leases through faulty cuisine. It is this extra effort in this and other branches of our service that has practically filled this hotel. And this certainly accounts for our re markable public luncheon and din ner patronage." «U, Give your porty where, added to your own inge nuity and cleverness, is a most expert catering staff eager to help make your party a triumphant success. Here, too is prestige — a Continental cuisine — and party rooms for 5 or 500 guests — each an ideal set ting. Parties that are right — and cost no more! HOTEL SHORELAND Fifty-fifth Street at the Lake Telephone Plazo 1000 "The Chicagoan" four-o-seven south dearborn I enclose a check for three dol lars [$3] in payment of one year's subscription to your magazine. (In case the check is for five dollars [$5] it is not my error. I merely so indicate a desire for The Chi' cagoan for two years.) For the Brilliant Season — a magazine gauged to tne tempo of a Town so swift it glitters. A chronicle of vivid and urbane life which is so contemporary it is almost prophetical. A mirror of a civilization, a reflection of incompar able gusto, a witty, world ly, adult commentary on the things above average which are the concerns of readers above mass intel ligence. (Jeanne) (Address). 58 TUE CHICAGOAN N^ ^/^ Gowns v & Wraps Sportswear Accessories Formerly associated with Marshall Field & Co. Sixteen-Fifteen Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois Rickey Shop, Inc. Semi -Annual sa, le of Sport Clothes Town Clothes Evening Gowns and Wraps Coats — Hats North Side Shop 122 E. Delaware South Side Shop 5305 Hyde Park Blvd. ANNABELL CHUD NEW Princess Silhouette and Foundation Corsette Lingerie Ensembles Hosiery ? Moderate Prices ? Gentlemen Do Tour Christmas Shopping at "ANNABELL CHUD'S" Dearborn 5965 PITTSF1ELD ROTUNDA 33 No. Wabash r/ie CUICACOrZNNL" Our Shifting Foundations By MARCIA VAUGHN AS many women have discovered to i their sorrow in trying on the new dresses, it simply cannot be done on the same figure we sported in 1928. The girdle-less form was always horrible but now it is just impossible, while the straight little things that get us all bulgy and stuffy around the diaphragm are almost as bad. So it means a very happy Christmas for the corsetieres. They have been having a lovely time since the new dresses began dripping in, but in spite of Fannie Hurst's wail of fear, they are not doing a thing to our freedom. Their new concoctions are extremely light and pliable, won derfully comfortable if well fitted, and have scarcely a bowing acquaintance with the steels and laces of the Anna Held era. Nipped in at the waist they are, but very pleasantly so. The new girdles are higher, and the nipping is done by side laces at the normal waist line or by hooks. On the made-to-order type — and I feel it is quite important to have them made to order — the girdle is fitted and molded suavely about the waist and hooked instead of laced, which gives a much smoother effect. Lines from the waist down give the delightfully graceful, long-limbed look so essential this season. Brassieres are longer, too, and the best effect is crc ated when they are long enough to hook on to the girdle. Of course, there is a choice between the separate girdle and brassiere and the all-in-one'piece this all sounds pretty trammeled and Victorian, but just have a look at the soft, airy satins and laces, the delicate ribbons and gently clinging elastics, all so light they can be popped into soap' suds and washed as easily as any bit of lingerie, and you will surrender gladly. There are any number of establish ments in town where excellent fiting is done. So far I have looked into two — Annabell Chudd's in the Pittsfield Building, and the costume apparel sec tion at Field's. Field's make all types, require about three fittings, take a week or ten days, and range in price from $22.50. Annabell Chudd specialises in the all-in-one corsette and has some as low as eleven dollars, though her finer silks and laces are priced from eighteen to seventy-five. GIRDLES, however, are not the only foundations that are chang ing. Lingerie lines are refreshingly new in their fitted waistlines, flaring skirts and dipped backs. Chemises are all princesse and step-ins are flatly fitted at the waist so that not the slight est ripple is evident under our dresses. Nightgowns have gone princesse too. Whether we are supposed to wear girdles under them I don't know, but they certainly are fitted in at the waist, frequently belted high as an evening dress, and sweeping into a flared skirt or train. And it's the laciest year ever. The fine shops have a few demure, delicately simple garments but for every one of these they show a hundred or more elaborated by real lace and exquisite lit tle touches that make us toss overboard all our old inhibitions about the sort of underwear a lady should indulge in. The closest approach to the very severe simple thing that is still very new and very smart are the satin princess gowns at Saks. They are quite simple but in rich, lustrous satin and gorgeous sweep ing lines. Saks also show some delicate appliqued gowns from France at re markably low prices for this sort of thing. And then they leap into the very sumptuous gown with a lace train — a magnificent gift for the exquisite woman who has everything. (From someone with a lot of money to spend.) The fitted step-ins are here and may be purchased separately or in sets with a gown and jacket. Ensembles of gown and jacket are very lovely and make grand gifts, too. Stevens do wonderful things with the TI4E CHICAGOAN 59 extremely delicate, lacy affairs. There are gowns, one high-waisted with a pointed train; decidedly distinguished and mediaeval seeming; shorter youth' ful affairs with belt tying high and the skirt flared and scalloped; a gown all floating lace wings and trains, with ex quisite coat to match; and a very un usual ensemble of gown with a lacy cape that buttons on the shoulders and hangs over the sleeves and down to the waist. Many of the things here are in the very flattering nude shade and some in eggsshell, both of these much smarter than the older peaches and pinks. White is much favored, too; other col ors are pretty much out, and look very gaudy and Diamond Lil-ish next to these distinctive off-whites. Stevens also have a rich display of lingerie and their sets of fitted panties with very long vests underneath particularly caught my fancy. One set with the step-ins all exquisite lace and a delicate peach vest is worth going several blocks to see. JUST about the most enchanting af fairs in intimate apparel are the new pajamas which, of course, are not in the nightgown class at all but have stepped up into the hostess gown group and are getting more and more popu lar. Field's have that dashing suit with wide red pleated trousers, a blue blouse, and lovely deep blue velvet coat with huge flowers in soft colors. Many of their pajama sets have no coat but sport attractively fitted blouses, some fitted about the hips and others tucked in at the waistline in approved new fashion. There are also pajamas with negligees to be worn over them and a host of magnificent negligees, nearly all with long dipping backs or in fitted and flared style. These are in new velvets painted in rich designs, one from Italy copied from ancient tooled leather, flowered designs from England and France, 'and a delightful gold from Vienna with a frieze of silhouetted dancing figures around the hem. Quilted velvet is shown, too, and very good looking it is — dont confuse it with the bulky quilted satin robes that make one look like a stuffed dummy. Among all the delectable creations at Stevens are two of the triumphs of the season — the Vionnet pajama suit and a very sophisticated one that might have stepped out of the Sultan's harem. The Vionnet is in one piece, a pale peach, panne velvet top fitted to pleated silk trousers with full pleated' silk Well, that's life- Uncle Wallace, of sound whiskey and soda tra dition, condemns his fifth tricky cocktail shaker this Christmas. Like as not hell ex plode a careless nephew completely off his will. Aunt Genevive of the Georgian school drags in an Archipenko nude. It frightens her. Eloise, whose apartment is brilliantly post- Bernhard, gets a silhouette of George and Martha Washington and a dandy brass andiron. Young Jane finds scented, silken tips under her tree. She'd walk several miles before she'd smoke anything not out of a rough paper package. Good old Joe gets two volumes on the lepi- doptera. Some manly idiot gave the newly married Ells worth an Irish Wolfhound puppy. They're looking for a larger apartment. But — They all read ! Uncle Wallace, Aunt Genevive, Joe, the Ells worth and young Jane already know of THE CHICAGOAN. It's simply that they haven't subscribed. THE CHICAGOAN is wise, witty, literate and altogether a splendid caller once a fortnight. It will make any friend fond of you at least twenty-six times a year. Oh, see the pretty coupon ! The Chicagoan f our -o- seven south dearborn ohicago, illinois I am sending a "Chicagoan" for Christmas. Will you remember to remind my friends that theirs is a gift subscription? A chec\ for three dollars is attached. (Name) (Address)...: - (Sender s name) — - (Sender s address) - 60 THE CHICAGOAN IOO BETWEEN -THE -ACTS in a cheery Christmas Box $1.50 No need to go smoke-hungry when time's too short for a long cigar. There's always time for a BETWEEN-THE-AGTS . . . your favorite cigar in miniature. A 15^ per- fecto split into 10 delightful installments ... to wedge into your briefest smoking moments. Try a tin of ten (15^) or the Christmas pack age of one hundred ($1.50). At your dealer's, or write P. Lorillard Co., 119 West 40th St., New York City. BETWEEN theACTS LITTLE CIGARS I O for 15 COPYRIGHT P. LORILLARD COMPANY. . ESTABLISHED 1760 The one absolutely cer tain guarantee of the best theatre seats on the best theatrical aisles is the or der of those seats through Couthoui for tickets B ranches at all the lead ing hotels and clubs. CAVANNA Drapery and Curtain Works, Inc. 6S3-6SS DiTersey Parkway CURTAINS Lace Curtains, Draperies, Fine Linens, Slip Corers and Blankets CLEANED EXCLUSIVELY Mending and Alterations SO Yearn of Good Work mnd Smrmie* Calli and Delrreries Everywhere BITTERSWEET 1387 sleeves dropping away from the elbow. It is wonderfully graceful and, believe it or not, about as demure and youth ful a costume as you could hope to achieve. A perfect trousseau item. The other is a bit more sophisticated with its lame and flowered chiffon Turkish trousers and black velvet blouse swirling smoothly about the hips. On some people it might be bizarre but the right dark, dashing type could get away with it marvellously. Gift Suggestions The round playing cards that every' body is getting all excited about may be found in sets of two decks at Spaulding' Gorham. Amusing and dawgone fashion' able. * YAMANAKA, AT MICHIGAN AND CHESTNUT, has some Oriental things for that truly exquisite Christmas gift. Lacquer coffee cups and lacquer cocktail glasses in brilliant colors. They don't brea\. Lamp bases of semiprecious stone ranging in price from $125 to $500. Serving spoons with mag' nificent jade handles. Peking glass bowls and precious pieces all the way from tiny carnelian bottles to a rare jade screen. * A REAL FIND FOR ALL SORTS OF UNUSUAL gifts is the Clover Leaf Crystal Shop at 711 N. Michigan. Here they take just a day or so to monogram crystal cocktail or highball glasses and charge only seven to twelve dollars the dozen. They also have ice buckets, trays, canape sets, cigarette boxes, a noble array of novelties in lovely crystal and all monogrammed if you desire. * ONE OF THE CLEVEREST DINING TABLE decorations that has appeared in a long time is the pair of long legged cranes with silver bodies and skinny crystal legs and necks, one bird foolishly aloft and the other just as foolishly pecking at the table. At Peacock's. * A PLEASANT GIFT FOR INFANTS WHO ARE toted out for their fresh air every day no matter what the weather is the Snuggle Rug. Thrust the infant in, zip the zipper up, and said child is literally as snug as a bug in a rug. They also come in larger sizes for motorists and football spectators. * ON THE SECOND FLOOR AT CARSON'S IS A very complete assembly of boxes. Stock' ing boxes, utility boxes of all sorts, shoe cases, all decorated in gay chintzes or old prints. Also a few designed by Tony Sarg and very pleasing for any dresser. * The first thing everyone should shop for, which everyone usually leaves to the rushed and crowded end, is wrappings, cords, seals. You can do it in comparative comfort now and get a much finer selection. In Brentano's basement are some new papers in unusual designs — one in old sampler ef' feet, other modern ones with broken spirals and triangles whirling around fantastic trees, and all sorts of new ribbons and tags. Make Your Party a Success In Chicago's Most Popular Party Rooms for Dances, Dinners, Weddings! Brilliant party rooms — Novel settings for distinc tive affairs. The lavish Ori ental Room — the luxurious Towne Club or moderne Sil ver Club on the Roof. Gra cious service — a fine cui sine. Prices most attractive. Menus and suggestionssub- mitted without obligation. Hotel Knickerbocker Walton PI. at Michigan Blvd. (Opposite The Drake) J. I. McDONELL, Manager Phone Superior 4264 Announcing Our SemvAnnual Sale on our Fall and Winter Models Sharp Reductions Arcade Building 616 S. Michigan Ave. "Let's go to RICKETTS" has become a byword with hundreds of smart Chicagoans for after'thea' tre and cabaret parties. Ricketts' famous Golden Brown Waffles . . . and chicken a la king. Drop in anytime — "The lights never go out at Ricketts." RICKETTS WAFFLE SHOP 2727 North Clark Street Near Divarsey SPAULDING-GORHAM, Inc. FORMERLY SPAULDING & COMPANY ' Michigan Boulevard Orrington Avenue Rue de la Paix CHICAGO EVANSTON PARIS Associated with BLACK STARR & FROST - GORHAM Inc., New York To the manner born A glimpse through doorways hung with apricot velvet ... a glance across a gleaming parquet floor . . . and one senses instantly, in this person or that, something genuine, something authentic, as indefina ble as it is apparent. . . . And it is this quality in Camel Cigarettes which sets them definitely apart in the minds of discerning people. . . . They are so evidently, so de lightfully, to the manner born. © 1929, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, N. C.