'ecember 21. 1929 Price 15 Cents 5. Pat, Off "Help you make up your Christmas list? Who do you think I am, Santa Claus?" Gifts for the ladies PECK & PECK stockings for evening wear, the sheerest of" silk with the most delicate of clockings, packed in individual boxes, $^ the pair There are lovely assortments of Peck & Peck hosiery attractively boxed in sets of three pairs, $6.75 to $32.50 the box. A Peck & Peck gift of rare loveliness is "Silken Snare" newest of net stockings, $3.75. Sport jewelry, of which the Peck & Peck collection is unusual and brilliant, makes a splendid gift. The "Roustabout" is a Peck & Peck rain coat of tweed, gaberdine-lined, perfect pro tection against anything this side of a tidal wave, $25. Peck & Peck crew-neck and striped pull over sweater of silk and wool at $1 5 and a double-faced scarf of silk and wool at $7. 50 make a top-hole Xmas combination. And there's the Peck & Peck smart new windbreaker of pliable and supple feather weight suede, $25. More Gifts for the ladies PECK & PECK bags in unusual designs made of "Hillbilly" cloth, an exclu sive mountaineer fabric. They come in many lovely shades, $16.50. The Peck & Peck "Roustabout" sport shirt, pebble stitched of silk and wool, in all colors, $7. 50 — and a very swank sleeve less jerkin of washable chamois, $25. The Peck & Peck "Dromedary" is a coat of pure camel wool with a comfort all its own and a smartness of line that's unmistak ably Peck & Peck. In natural colors, $110. Peck & Peck feature a ravishing new two- piece skating ensemble in a cashmere that will keep its wearer snug against the bitter est frosts. ]t comes in blue, grey, rose, green and brown, $50. And there's a very fetch ing suede jacket to accompany it at $35. And Gifts for gentlemen PECK & PECK hand-clocked silk socks for evening wear, $2.50 the pair, and exclusive jacquarded mufflers of English silk for formal wear, $9.50. Peck & Peck dressing robes of English foulard tie silk in stunning colors, and patterns as British as the Bank of England, $35. Others to $95. PECK & PECK lightweight socks ot English wool with distinctive clockings, not to forget a clinging rib that fits them snugly on all ankles, $2. 50. Others $1.50 to $5.50. Peck & Peck neckwear in Peck & Peck patterns — Austrian Mogadores, French moires, and the famous Peck & Peck "Birds- eye" repps in the new seven-fold version, $4.50 to $7. Other ties from $2 to $7 . In the Peck & Peck imported lisle socks there's a wealth of smart designs and patterns, shaded textures and embroidered clocks, at $3.50- In plain colors, ribbed, $2. Others from $ 1. 50 to $3. 50. TO BE CONTINUED AD INFINITUM AT THE PECK & PECK SHOPS IN NEW YORK BOSTON, CHICAGO, DETROIT TWECWICAGOAN 1 THE STORE OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT GIFTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD Field's at Christmas is transformed into a realistic fairyland of sifts • • • gifts from every country in the world . . . sifts unusually distinctive . . . gifts sure to delisht . . . sifts for everyone. Floor after floor offers countless sug= Sestions so that the most formidable Christmas List is quickly checked off. Post Office facilities dispose of mail ing problems. When tired of shop- ping, rest rooms and tea rooms invite relaxation. A day at Field's, and you will agree with thousands of Chicasoans that Christmas shoppins here is a genuine pleasure. MARSHALL FIELD * COMPANY 2 TUE CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy SHOW BOAT— Illinois, 6 J East Jackson. Harrison 6510. Rolling along like OP Man River this big and handsome piece bridges the New Year with nary a flut' ter. Charles Winninger, Jules Bledsoe and a songful cast give utterance to the now famous score. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. *A HIGHT Di VENICE— Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. Shifting the antics of Ted Healy and the Dodge Sisters to the Majestic on December 22nd, this lively stage business which is reviewed on page 26 of this issue takes on a new month or so before the Town. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Each night $4.40. Matinees $3. -KANJMAL CRACKERS— Grand Opera House, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. The Four Marx Brothers are billed for an opening December 22 on the stage of the Four Cohans theater in a Marx Brothers skit hopeless to describe and rib'busting in prospect. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Monday to Friday $4.40. Sat. and Sun. $5.50. All Matinees $3. *HEW MOON— Great Northern, 20 West Quincy. Central 8240. A musical ro- mance offering a typical Schwalb and Mandel setting, good voices, Roscoe Ails, George Houston, and Charlotte Lansing. And a brave] evening altogether. Cur- tain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Mon day to Friday $3.85. Sat. and Sun. $4.40. Wed. Mat. $2.50. Sat. Mat. $3. ^BLACKBIRDS— A d e 1 p h i, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. A negro revue commended on page 26 of this issue and seemingly assured of a healthy run be fore the Town. Curtain 8:20. Wed. and Sat. 2:20. Sat., Sun. and Holidays $4.40. Other nights $3.85. Matinees both $2.50. +JUHE MOON— Selwyn, 180 North Dear- born. Central 3404. A Lardner and Kaufman song comedy opening Decern' ber 23 and to be reviewed. Curtain 8:25 and 2:25. Mat. Thurs. and Sat. Every evening $3. Sat. Mat. $2.50. Thurs. Mat. $3. Drama +STREET SCENE— Apollo, 170 North Dearborn. Central 8240. The Pulitzer prize play against a grimy background comes to the Town Christmas night. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Sunday to Friday $3. Sat. $3.85. Matinees December 27, 28, 30 and 31, Jan. 1 and 4, $2.50. •KINEINITE SHOEBLACK— Princess, 319 South Clark. Central 8240. Helen Menken and Leslie Banks open with a play to be reviewed December 21. Cur' tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30 plus "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— The Star, by Nat Karson Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 gustatorial guide 4 Editorially 7 Bethlehem Today, by Martin J. Quigley 9 The Chicago Creed, by Romola Voynow 11 Gratuitous Greetings, by Gonfal 12 When Dining Was an Art, by Hazel McDonald :.._-. ,13; Overtones, by John C. Emery 14 Town Talk 15 Urbanity, by John Elmore 16 NlMROD, by Phil Nesbit 17 Christmas, the Business, by Francis C. Coughlin 18 The Season Theatrical 20-21 Henry Horner — Chicagoan, by Lloyd Lewis 22 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis.... 25 The Stage, by Charles Collins 26 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 28 Musical Notes, by Robert Pollak 30 Home Suite Home, by Ruth G. Bergman 32 Books, by Susan Wilbur 34 The Chicagoenne, by Marcia Vaughn 36 holiday matinees. Nights $3. Matinees $2. *BIRD IN HAND— Harris, 170 North Dearborn. Central 8240. A comedy by John Drinkwater and to be reviewed. Opening on December 23. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30 including holiday matinees. Nights $3. Matinees $2.50. STRANGE INTERLUDE— Blackstone, 60 East Seventh. Harrison 6609. Eugene O'NeilFs huge work beginning at 5:30 sharp with an interval for dinner from 7:45 to 9 p. m. It is mordantly men tioned by Doctor Charles Collins on page 26 of this issue. There is, naturally, no matinee performance. Remember, 5:30 sharp. THE CHICACOAN'S Theater Ticket Service Asterisks opposite theaters listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be pur chased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chi cagoan. A convenient form for use in filing application is provided on page 27. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS— Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Mon roe. Central 7085. An adaptation of Jules Verne's title and first to be pre sented December 17. It will be reviewed. Curtain 8:20. Mat. Fri. 2:20. *TH£ SlUEEH BEE— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. A comedy of suburban life called refreshing by Charles Collins on page 26 of this issue. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Mon day to Friday, $2.50. Sat. $3. Wed. Mat. $2.00. Sat. Mat. $2.50. BROTHERS— Erlanger, 127 North Clark. State 2461. Bert Lytell in a moving melodrama out of a lush stage era with good and evil principles embodied and contesting all over the state to make a good night of it. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ— Sel wyn, 180 North Dearborn. The Junior League offers a children's play well and merrily done to the great amusement of the young people and, be it confessed, to this observer. Saturday mornings only at 10:30. *RUTH DRAPER, Selwyn, 180 North Dearborn. Central 3404. Miss Draper, the world's foremost monologuist here for a short engagement. Curtain 8:30. Thurs. and Sat. Mat. 2:30. Nights $3. Thurs. Mat: $2. Sat. Mat. $2.50. ILLEGAL PRACTICE— Playhouse, 410 South Michigan. Harrison 2300. A comedy beginning December 15 and to be mentioned later in these pages. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. -KCIVIC SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY— Civic Theater, Wacker Drive at Wash ington. Fritz Leiber and his cast present the Bard in full to critical applause by Charles Collins on page 26 of this issue. Week beginning December 9, Othello. Week of December 16, Mon. and Sat. Mat. Hamlet; Tues. and Thurs. Macbeth; Wed. Mat. and Fri. evening, Merchant of Venice; Wed. and Sat. evenings, Julius Caesar. Week of December 23, The Taming of the Shrew. Evenings and Sat. Mat. $2.50. Wed. Mat. $2. Vaudeville MTHE PALACE— 159 West Randolph. State 6977. A vaudeville theater offer ing a weekly change of program all un der the excellent supervision of 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. [continued on page 4] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Advertis ing Representatives — Simpson-Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Ruse Building, San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copies 15c. Vol. VIII., No. 7 — Dec. 21, 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 4 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGO SYMPHONY 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. CON.CERTS — Benno Moiseiwitch, pianist, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday after noon, Dec. 8, at 3:30. Katherine Ba con, pianiste, recital, Civic Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, at 3 :00. Paul Robeson, baritone, recital Orchestra Hall, Monday evening, Dec. 9, at 8:1?. Mar tha Baird, pianist, recital, Studebaker Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, at 3:30. Leon Rosenbloom, pianist, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, at 3:30. Marvine Maazel, pianist, recital, Civic Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, at 3:00. Return Engagement — La Argentina, dancer, recital, Stude baker Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22, at 3:30. Yale Glee Club, M. M. Bartholomew, Director, concert, Orches tra Hall, Monday evening, Dec. 23, at 8:15. Alexandre Glazounow, Russian composer-pianist, concert, Studebaker Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, at 3:30. Auspices Chicago Chapter Pro Musica. Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, reci tal, Orchestra Hall, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, at 3:30. Ruth Page, dancer, and Frank Parker, diseur, recital, Civic Theater, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, at 3:00. TABLES Downtown BLACKSTOHE HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 3500. The Black- stone maintains its unquestionable pres tige, food, service, and the string music of Herr Margraff. August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVENS HOTEL— HO S. Michigan Ave. Wabash 4400. The largest of all hotels, The Stevens is nevertheless careful of each individual guest. Ralph Foote's band for night dancing. A tasty luncheon at noon in the Colchester Grill and Fey is headwaiter in the Main Dining Room. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Long a mild show place noted for Peacock Alley and the Balloon Room, the latter with Johnny Hamp's smooth band, The Congress has lately given loving care to its menus. They are excellent. Ray Barrette is headwaiter. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A. gracious and hos pitable hotel carefully victulated, ade quately served, and offering an unusually good hotel orchestra in its main dining room. Muller is maitre d'hotel. PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 N. Michigan. Dearborn 4388. A night club in the genuine Russian manner, extremely well fed and capable entertained. The Pe- trushka is regularly host to the people whose names are news. Kinsky is chief servitor. Khmara is master of ceremonies. BAL TABARIH— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Always a notable night place, Bal Tabarin offers the amazing decoration made possible through Wilfred's clavilux. Gene Fosdick's band. Wallis is head- waiter. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. The College Inn is— The Col lege Inn. Current attractions: Frank [listings begin on page 2] Libuse, the trick waiter; Lloyd Huntley's band and a floor show. Braun is head- waiter. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal St. Wabash 0770. Eng lish cookery here reaches high merit in carefully achieved English environment. A memorable choice for luncheon. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. A very adequately served institution in the German tradition. Long a savior to LaSalle street. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. A popular luncheon spot on the Boulevard attended noon times and at dinner by nice people. SCHLOGL'S—1,1 N. Wells. A literary restaurant more seductive perhaps in victuals than in verse. Richard is the waiter. BREVOOT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. American cookery here holds its own with a famous rendition of guinea hen under glass. Sandrock is maitre d'hotel. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Harri son 2628. Also an able exponent of American cookery brought to table by extremely deft colored waiters noted since the World's Fair. Hieronymus is pro prietor. COFFE DAN'S— Dearborn at Randolph. A night restaurant in the San Francisco manner, loud, late, larruping. MT CELLAR— Clark at Lake. A saw- dust-on-the-floor after theatre place pat ronized by celebrities in informal moods and offering good food, energetic people, Wingy Munoe's lively band, Charley Rose as master of ceremonies. Dave Fields is headwaiter. North EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. A very adequate dinner and dance choice pulsing to Ted Fio-Rito's band, well fed and serviced, and host to extremely nice people. Friday night is college. Wilden- hus is headwaiter. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. A brilliant set in the 24-karat environment of the genuine Gold Coast. Worldly, wise, and wealthy patrons. Splendid, unostenta tious service. John Birgh is headwaiter. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. Largest of class hotels and a focal point for nice (and ordinarily young) people. Riley's band for dancing. Peter Ferris is head- waiter. THE GREEK MILL— 4806 Broadway. Sunnyside 3400. A large and well be haved North side cabaret. It is merry, late, patronized by a fairly good crowd and elaborately entertained. Verne Buck's band. Ralph Burke is headwaiter. BELMOHT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. An excellent dinner choice anywhere on the mid -north side. An extremely competent kitchen, most adequate service, quiet people. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. A knowing restaurant in the true Parisian manner apt to be formal and certain to number notable diners at its tables. It deserves a Croix de Cuisine. Louis Steffins is headwaiter. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. A late and lively club in the night club tradition of handsome hostesses, two- lunged entertainment, Chinese and South ern cooking. Eddie Jackson's colored band. Gene Harris is headwaiter. Open all hours. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. On tario. Delaware 0930. A late and lively institute under the knowing eye of Sig. Dan Barone. Hostesses, entertainment, late hours, and knowing customers. KELLY'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. The loudest night club ever heard of, and therefore, a show place. Monday night is theatrical night with actors on display. Every night in formal, hey-hey, and screaming. John Dodd's band. Johnny Makeley is head- waiter. LAIGLON'S— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A handsome French restaurant lavishly seen to in the kitchen by Mons. Teddy Majerus. There are private din ing rooms all musical, a fair band, danc ing until 2:00. Altogether a splendid idea. Alphonse and Frank are the head- waiters. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. A seafood restaurant pro vided with a veritable encyclopedia of edible fishes. Open until 4:00 A. M. Something of a show place. Jim Ireland usually oversees in person. JULIEKS— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. A conservatory of the scallop and frog leg brought to table in the French table d'hote manner and beginning its courses promptly at 6:30 P. M. A show place, and deservedly. Mama Julien over sees. Telephone for reservations. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. A steak and sandwich store open for a late night crowd and better served than is usual in after evening places. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. A luncheon distinguished for its men's grill. Exclusive if that appeals to you. An easy walk from the Loop. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Very sturdy Swedish eating place seen to with finesse in the kitchen and a knowing choice for luncheon or dinner. The smorgasbord is swell. South CAFE LOUISIANE— 1341 S. Michigan. Michigan 1837. A temple devoted to the religion of Creole dining of which cult Mons. Gaston Alciatore is high priest. A monument to civilized. Better con sult Gaston or Max, the headwaiter, by telephone some hours before a Louisianc meal. There is, however, an adequate table d'hote and dancing. SHORELAND— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. A splendid inn on the South side offering a cosmopolitan menu and superb service. A fortunate thought on Sunday. HOLIDAY NOVELTY BON VIVANT— 4367 Lakepark Ave. A French dining room wonderfully well served and happily little enough known to be leisurely and uncrowded. Ravish ing fowl and oysters. Madame supervises. THE CHICAGOAN A square cut Tecla emerald ring gives the necessary note of color to Lelong's evening ensemble in black and white. The quiet loveliness of this crystal and diamond pin completes the lace jabot neckline of PatOu's "Castiglione", for formal afternoons. Long diamond and Tecla sapphire ear rings repeat the rhinestones and sap phires that ornament the sleeves of this Ardanse black chiffon dinner gown. A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF TECLA JEWELRY IS NOW MORE WELCOME THAN EVER! The dignity of the long flowing lines of the new silhouette and the return to the feminine vogue has lent new importance to those touches of jeweled adornment which every woman loves. Today every costume calls for its own particular touch of color or note of contrast. 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MICHIGAN AVENUE TI4E CHICAGOAN THE SALON OF WOLOCK & BAUER A.n exquisite Rhinestone studded Salon olipper 01 Crepe in ^VVnite, Black ... or tinted to match your loveliest &own. $2750 noor Tne Salon . . . ever first with tne new. . . sponsors this most modern 01 all r ootwear Clasps. One ilijD ol tne linger, one sna£> . . . and it s in j}lace . . . without buttonhook or buckle. Simplicity itseli . . . and so very, very smart ! uJOJ L OCKiBAU€R 3 CI4ICAG0AN THESE things may be counted among Mrs. I. Will's Christmas presents to her old man, Chicago: The opening of Leif Erickson Drive from Pershing Road to Jackson Park, completing the South Side's Grand Corniche. . . . The cutting of a new channel for the river between Roosevelt Road and Sixteenth Street, thus unkink- ing a bend and permitting the southern extension of Market, Franklin, Wells and LaSalle Streets. . . . The rearing of a mosque for the Magi, called The Planetarium, on the Grant Park coast-line. . . . The hiring of a new third baseman, named Lester Bell, for the Cubs. ? THE winters were getting milder — there was no doubt about it in the mind of any veteran Chicagoan. The snows were lighter and the winds less stabbing than of old. A white Christmas was a novelty to be admired. The ferocity of a true blizzard was only a fading memory of childhood. Yes, the climate was slowly softening. The time was coming when the typical Chicagoan would no longer yowl and bleat from December to April about his intention to move to California or Florida. Then came the bitter disillusionment of late November, 1929. A plunge from a heavenly autumn into an inferno of ice. The coldest Thanksgiving Day since the wolves loped down State Street. Thermometers flirting with the Zero mark for days on end. Everyone shivering; every eye weeping; every nose blue. A generation of soft citizens, unprepared in spite of its wealth of coonskin coats, shrank and whimpered under the lash of gales from the Yukon. The winter of the pioneers had returned, to warn us that Chicago was founded by a race of iron men. Like the debacle in the stock market, this cold wave was probably a "healthy reaction.11 We were becoming some what cocky about our climate, and when a great city gets that way it has taken the first step toward decadence. We were beginning to believe that palm trees might be per suaded to grow in Lincoln Park, and that under their shade life in Chicago would be one long, sweet siesta. The recent ordeal by freezing has changed all that. Now we know that Leif Erickson Drive was properly named after a hardy Norseman. Now we may have faith that Chicago will never be annexed to Mariana-land. Now we need not fear that Father Dearborn's children will go Hollywood. No; the winters are not getting milder; the climate isn't changing. With this reassurance let us follow the steep, cold trail of our destiny. The watch- word is "Excelsior." And the marching song, comrades, is, "Button up your overcoat." ? THE choice of uniforms for the Black Horse Troop, which will ride as a corps d' elite in civic ceremonials and act as garde d'honneur for distinguished visitors, is extremely happy. Congratulations are in order. The Editorially troopers have escaped the temptations of European military upholstery and will caparison themselves according to an American tradition. They will reincarnate the dragoons of the War of Eighteen-Twelve. Now let some scoffer arise, if he dare, to announce that the affair of 1812-14 was a naval war, and that its dragoons, if any, were merely home-guards. We will brow-beat him into humility with historical facts; we will sneer him into a permanent inferiority complex. For the American dragoons of 1812 were in the great tradition of Varme blanche. They rode hard and far, from Niagara to Pensacola. They saw rigorous service with William Henry Harrison and Andrew Jackson. They charged through forest glades to be in at the death of the fierce Tecumseh. The painted warriors of many Indian tribes, harrying the settlements from the Lakes to the Gulf at British instigation, knew and feared them as "The Long Knives." They left their hoof- prints at Fort Dearborn, and perhaps somewhere in Chi cago soil the bones of one of them, an Unknown Soldier of the first frontier, are buried. When the Black Horse Troop began to study the prob lem of its uniform, The Chicagoan volunteered this ad vice: "Be American." To which the troopers, like the good business-men they are when in mufti, have answered : "Check." ? 4 4^L jL /ELL, it might be worse," said the sick alum- ^^ ^r nus when his doctor forbade him the last football game of the season. "I'll get it over the radio." With bronchial rah-rahs, he turned the dials Two or three stations were chanting the litany of Notre Dame vs. Northwestern. Half a dozen were syndicating the saga of Harvard vs. Yale. But there wasn't a squawk on the air about the home-town boys then engaged in heroic combat with a gang of fabulous giants from the Pacific Coast. Upon the subject of Chicago vs. Washington, an intersectional which turned out to be the best game of the day, there was nothing but silence. "Something ought to be done about this," said the sick alumnus. So he tore his radio machine up by the roots and threw it out the window. Moral to broadcasters: There are thousands of other University of Chicago alumni who feel the same way about it. BELIEVERS in a mechanistic universe now have a satisfactory Trinity to which their prayers may be addressed. Proton, Electron and Photon. Every thing in the physical universe, says Professor Arthur H. Compton, Chicagoan and Nobel prize winner, can be re duced to terms of these Three Omnipotent Gods. Thus the New Mysticism of science expands its mythology. THE CHICAGOAN GI FT S . . . Ouperb gifts, gracious gifts, exquisite trifles, gathered from the distant corners of tne Old World, are kere at Salts -Fifth Avenue lor your iastiaious choosing. SAKS- FIFTH AVENUE CHICAGO NEW YORK THE CHICAGOAN 9 Bethlehem Today Notes on an Experience of Enduring Memories By MARTIN J. QUIGLEY A VISIT to the Palestine of today is likely to evoke but little en thusiasm in the heart of the tourist. To the pilgrim, however, it is an ex- perience of enduring memories. The easiest approach is by debarka tion at the ancient seaport of Haifa, which may be called a seaport only through courtesy because in reality it is simply a harbourless place of entry to Palestine, situated on the rocky and unbroken East coast line of the Medi terranean sea, exposed to the severe blows of the northwest mistral, the ancient peril to the Mediterranean boatman. Upon leaving ship at her anchorage a few miles from the shore the traveler entrusts himself to a tender manned by Arab sailormen. A landing is made on a mean little quay which leads to the first-step upon the soil of Pales tine — that little section of the Old World which Christian, Jew and Mohammedan call, "The Holy Land." FROM Haifa, which lies practically in the shadow of the Mount Carmel of the Bible, train is boarded for Jerusalem, four hours'1 ride to the southeast. From a car window the traveler sees but little of interest on the ride to Jerusalem. The landscape is a mass of jagged rock, with bits of vegetation here and there struggling for existence. The atmosphere of the Levant gradually asserts itself as sight is caught of Arabs in their traditional costume lazying about the villages. Along the roadways appear camel and donkey caravans, burdened with huge freights and spurred along by tongue and whip lash of the natives. The railroad station in Jerusalem is announced to the accompaniment of the wheezing and hissing of an engine which looks as if it had long since earned its place in a museum. The raucous shouts, screams and noises of Arab porters contribute their tradi tional din. At this time the traveler realizes that Palestine yields nothing to any other place in the world on the point of the vocal annoyances. Emerging from the station, "The Holy City" ranges out before the eye — a mass of masonry appearing almost inconglomerate, one pile after another fitted into no apparent scheme or ar rangement. Numerous automobiles buzz about, each with a screeching horn vigorously worked by the driver, casting up clouds of white dust from the sun-baked roads. They contribute an incongruous touch to the Jerusalem of history which the visitor has come to see and know. JERUSALEM'S best hotel today is the St. John's. Here the visitor must either recognize his status as a pilgrim or he will find much to com plain about. It is the best Jerusalem affords and being seven centuries old — and, incidentally, the birthplace of the Knights of St. John — it evidently feels that its venerable age entitles it to respect even if its accommodations do not. Since the capture of Palestine by the British forces under General Allenby in 1918 and the ensuing years of the British mandate over the territory, the City of Jerusalem, physically, has un dergone a considerable change for the better; yet none of its antiquities have been disturbed. The Street of David, narrow and crooked, paved with heavy cobbles and walled in by piles of masonry which are the faces of its buildings — is there, just as it has been for centuries. Throngs of pedestrians mill about in an apparently aimless way. Bazar merchants cry their wares in piercing, guttural accents. The food shops send up odors that spur the foot steps of the visitor. The omnipresent fez of the country gives a flash of crim son to every group; the flowing robes of the natives blend harmoniously with the surroundings. The occasional Westerner in conventional attire is in sharp and inappropriate contrast. The native population continue to live their own lives in their own way, but with the coming of the British a certain spirit of order and cleanliness has been introduced. The rampant lawlessness of the old regime has been wiped out, yet, as very recent events confirm, Palestine with its insoluble mixtures of creeds and races is far, far from the logical home-land of the Prince of Peace. The old town of Jerusalem is a labyrinth of crooked, narrow streets — more alleyways than streets — which may be trod only by foot. Outside of the old town, automobiles, principally of American manufacture, dart in and out among camels and donkeys, pre cariously picking their way among the natives who walk unconcernedly in the middle of the street and highway. Here and there a Dodge or Studebaker will be seen driven by an Arab garbed in his traditional headdress of white cloth, held in place by a rope of cam el's hair, and flowing robes, offering a THE CHICAGOAN striking contrast between the new and the old, the ancient and the modern, the land of yesterday and the America of today. LEAVING Jerusalem by - the Jaffa gate, one of the chief portals in the city's wall, Bethlehem, the little village of the Great Event, is five miles distant. Conveyance by motor car is the accepted means for the trip. Hurtling through the Jaffa gate — the American taxi driv er's disregard for life and limb is likewise the code of his Palestine contemporary — one is whisked out upon an ancient road which was modernized for military purposes during the British conquest. Many points along this hal lowed road are the scenes of incidents of great historical and traditional significance. The road descends into the Valley of Hinnom and at the upper end is the Jewish colony founded by Sir Joseph Montefiore, a noted Eng lish scholar and philanthropist. A mile further on there is a cistern which is known as The Well of the Magi. Tradition relates that the Three Wise Men of the East, after leaving the presence of Herod, did not know where to go in further search of The Child and, being wearied of their journey, stopped at the well to draw water; at that moment they saw a star reflected in the water. They then followed the star until they came to the place where the infant Jesus lay. At this point on the road Jersusalem is visible to the north and Bethlehem to the south. Descending another hill the traveler arrives at the Tomb of Rachel, a small structure sur mounted by a masonry dome. This tomb has been an object of veneration to the Jews for more than 3,000 years. The Crusaders erected a small building over the tomb and this building has been repeatedly restored. In 1841 Sir Joseph Montefiore secured from the Turks the key to the tomb for the use of the Jews and added a vestibule as a praying place for the Moslems. Beyond the Tomb of Rachel the road divides into three branches; the one on the left skirts a fertile and picturesque valley above which rises Bethlehem — the Village of the Nativity which at Christmas time becomes a magnet draw ing to itself the thoughts and dreams of the vast multitudes of Christendom. BETHLEHEM today — just as in that earlier day — presents a shockingly inconsistent set ting for the role it plays. Nature placed it beau tifully, high above sea level and sloping in a succession of vine and olive clad terraces to the valley below; but man has badly scarred, disfig ured and neglected the heart of the town. Its streets are crooked, gloomy and de pressing and infested with Arab urch ins and indolent adults who seek by all the wiles and artifices of the East to divest the visitor of pecuniary trib utes. The better class of natives are farmers and breeders of cattle in the neighboring valley; many also engage in the manufacture and sale of souve nirs made from a bituminous limestone known as Dead Sea Pearl. THE stables of ancient Palestine were often nothing more than rock caverns, with mangers hewn out of liv ing rock. Such a one was the stable in which the infant Jesus was born. Throughout the entire Christian era this spot has been venerated as the birthplace of Christ; so the visitor may accept the authenticity of the location without the usual timorous reserve. Whatever may be one's mind-picture of this focal place of Christianity, it probably would have to undergo seri ous revision if actually visited. Throughout the centuries this rock cavern has been transformed into a sanctuary more or less in accordance with the notions of the particular sect of Christianity which happened to be in a dominant position in Palestine. With the country under the dominion of Turkey for five centuries, and pre viously subject to occasional assault, whatever work was done was carried on under difficult and trying circum stances. The Basilica of the Nativity as it now stands is the result of intermittent and spasmodic building in practically every century of the Christian era, in cluding the last century. Nearly all of the architectural and decorative beauty that was builded into the struc ture in by- gone centuries has been erased by war and private conflict; even this spot, the fountainhead of the fHE CHICAGOAN n message of goodwill to man, has far from escaped the rancor and bitterness of human jealousies and disputes. TO this Chicagoan eye the build ings now centering about the cave of the Nativity are nothing more than a huge jumble of great blocks of masonry. Various wings and sections of the structures have been added from time to time with no apparent regard for perfecting an harmonious whole. There is no grand portal at the en trance of the Church of the Nativity; instead, one must stoop to enter the church through a narrow, gloomy and forbidding break in the masonry. The former entrance has been almost com pletely walled up to prevent a surprise assault from an enemy and — as the natives tell you — "to prevent the stray ing in of horses and cattle." The grotto of the Nativity itself lies below and is reached by long flights of precipitous steps. The natural ceil ing of the grotto has been given a vaulted roof of masonry. The floor and sidewalls are cased in white marble. A few steps below the level of the present grotto is the chapel of the Manger, which still has the original rock walls. An excavation in the rock represents the manger. The original wooden crib, plated in silver, has been preserved in the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome since the twelfth century. IT may fairly be said that the physi cal espect of Bethlehem today is a keen disappointment, yet it is an un deniable privilege to tread the soil of this hallowed village. Bethlehem is not the shrine that millions the world over believe it to be and wish it to be, yet a visit there is profoundly moving — not because of what one sees but rather because of what one thinks. To stand at this point of origin of an influence which has so profoundly affected the history of the past twenty centuries is to experience the sensation of a life time, even though the setting is de cidedly out of tune with one's thoughts. Bethlehem today— with all of its in consistencies, its architectural and decorative lapses, its Arab street fakirs dinning their specious bargains into your ears, its clouds of white stone dust churned up by thundering automobiles, its oppressive scars of human hatred, its tourists in a sight-seeing mood — is still an experience of enduring memories. y& ?m The Chicago Creed With Tonal Separations 37 — That the Dill Pickle club is Bohemian. 38 — That Amelia Earheart belongs to us. 39 — That Abraham Lincoln was born in Illinois. 40 — That debutantes devote their time exclu sively to selling tickets for charity affairs. 41 — That a motion picture worth seeing is worth standing in line to see. 42 — That the doorman of the Petrushka club is a Russian nobleman. 43 — That all beer sold in the city is needled. 44 — That Mrs. Whiting's house is a copy of the Petit Trianon. 45 — That anyone whose grandfather died in Chicago is an aristocrat. 46 — That Chicago will be the aviation center of the country in a few years. 47— That it will not. 48 — That the near north side is another Green wich Village. 49— That the epithet, "Windy City," applies to atmospheric conditions. 50 — That if I can sell this to The Chicagoan anybody ought to be able to sell it anything. 51 — That Chicago is located a comfortable distance east of "out where the west begins." 52 — That every New Year's eve some girl in evening clothes goes wading in the fountain in the Congress hotel at midnight. 53 — That the intersection of State street at Division marks the dividing line between two polar social worlds. 54 — That any place in Illinois outside of Chi cago is "down state." 55 — That Mary Garden is still "Our Mary." 56 — That the proper pronuciation of Goethe street is "goatee." 57 — That formal clothes should be worn only on Saturday night. 58 — That all Yellow Cab drivers are married men. 59 — That all Checker Cab drivers own their taxis. 60 — That all the Englishmen in town gather for luncheon daily in a North Michigan avenue restaurant. 61 — That Irene Castle McLaughlin hasn't danced since her last wedding day. 62 — That Chicago is the world's greatest sum mer resort. 63 — That Ruth Hanna McCormick will some day be governor of Illinois. 64 — That Coroner Bundesen is the most popu lar man in the city. 65 — That the burlesque shows on south State street are more risque than the musical revues on Randolph. 66 — That a feature of this kind can be pro jected indefinitely if the writer of it lives that long. — r. v. 12 THE CHICAGOAN (gratuitous #reettng# A Page of Sentiments for Persons Too Politic to Pen Them By GONFAL To the Republican National Committee: I pray a very fitting Yule Descend on you and all your people, Suggesting (though the party rule!) A halter from the nearest steeple. — Mabel Walker Willebrandt. To the City Hall: Three wise men came from out the East Each mounted on a patient beast; Alas, how sad a change since then Which finds wise beasts on patient I — Frank J. Loesch. men! To the War Department and Certain Canadian Authorities (Duplicate Message) : Rejoicing in our common ties (May friendship never cease) We still indulge a sad surmise That should the lake maintain its rise We all shall drown in peace. — The People. To the Philadelphia Authorities: I love a Merry Christmas, I adore a Happy New Year; But most I pray for Ground Hog Day, For that's when 111 be through here. — Alfthonse Caftone. The Bulls to the Bears: Dear gentle Bears, remember this, The season of good will toward men, And let us all be friends again And let us all convene and kiss. — The Bulls. The Bears to the Bulls: Think not thy friendship, Bulls, des pised. Thy fallen tears on stony ground, If business, on the whole, is sound, For thine own good we stabilized. — The Bears. A Toast I pray ye, Lords and Ladies all, True nobles live, whate'er befall — I give ye, Lords, and rest content: The Noble (hie) Experiment! — Scofflaw. A Personal Card The wise men came and gazed a while — Their story brief, their visit short — (Were I there I should somehow file A long minority report). — Senator Borah. To the University of Iowa: Be yours a Christmas free of every care, And bonded firmly in our sacred cause ; Except we will not play you anywhere ; The reason : Yes, there was a Santa CI aus ! — The Big Ten. To Dolly Gann: A very Merry Christmas, dear, The choicest seat at every table, The best of victual and good cheer, And brilliant diners sparkling near, Then sparkle, too, dear — if you're able. — Alice Roosevelt Longworth. To a Certain Ball Player: I send one modest card each day, To one alone my homage pay — I sing a praise that never tires From Arthur Shires to — Arthur Shires. THE CHICAGOAN 13 When Dining Was an Art A Glance and Sigh in Memory of Menus Past By HAZEL MCDONALD COMING into the season of great eating with Thanksgiving yet in pleasant memory and Christmas and New Year's shining like feasting candles a little time beyond, the diner may savor — if, alas, only in the mind's gullet — those fabulous dinners of the first John B. Drake. Rarely, now, can the club or hotel chef prove his old skill in the serving of wild game. Only when, as occa sionally happens at this season, a chance guest sends a brace of mallards down to the kitchen for cooking can Henri or Armand consider, solemnly and to his heart's content, the blend' ing of game-sauce from juices pressed from the body of a fowl. Then only can he indulge his imagination in sug' gesting the proper complement of wild rice, current jelly and sweet potatoes glace with chestnuts — and in sighing for the halcyon days of John B. Drake, pioneer boniface of the mid' dlewest. For in an age and a community when no banquet was over till Johnny Hand played Auld Lang Syne at sun- rise, the elder Drake was for 38 sue cessive autumns host at a feast fa' mous among sportsmen and gourmets of two continents. In the mind of one visiting foreigner, Chicago's fame, at the turn of the century, rested on "the O'Leary cow, the Ferris wheel, the Lincoln'Douglas controversy and the Drake game dinners." THE first of these dinners was held shortly after the late John B. Drake arrived from Cincinnati in 1855. After the old Tremont House burned in the fire of '71, the annual feasts of butterball duck and boned partridge in jelly, of quail, plover and pyramid of wild goose livers, were held, the Saturday preceding each Thanksgiving, in the historic Grand Pacific hotel, of which Mr. Drake be came proprietor. They continued there until new, stringent game laws forced their abolition after 1893, the World's Fair year. Hunters of the Rocky Mountain region contracted a year in advance to send John Drake the choice of their bags. Five hundred guests sat down with him at tables which groaned beneath the weight of gri«ly bear and ante lope. His sons recall that the same ani mals which furnished ragouts and roasts doubled as table centerpieces. "The mounted heads and stuffed pelts were arranged on the tables in a set ting of autumn leaves, flowers and compotes of fruit," Tracy C. Drake says. "Pheasant and green-winged teal, boned and chilled, were brought on in the full splendor of their natural plumage, which the waiter would re move as he would the cover from a salver." In the '50's and '60's, an occasional Indian chieftain who still frequented the old tribal hunting-grounds on the lake sat with the Wentworths and Ogdens and Pullmans, washing down his ancestral diet of game with frozen egg- nogg and apricot cordial. Generals, governors and political idols of the period gathered at that board, to taste buffalo steak and wild pigeon, between sips of Chateau Yquem or Pomeroy sec. Marshall Field and his contemporaries in the city's new commercial life attended every year. Illinois' representatives in Washington usually found they had pressing business in Chicago about the date of the Drake dinners. Such popular diners-out as James G. Blaine and Chauncey M. Depew were moved to oratory by breast of partridge and Amontillado sherry at Chicago's Grand Pacific. SOME of the old menu-cards have been preserved. In 1893, valedic- 1 ^ I9n K»i*3|»»a S=5SK ^^^ffHh 14 THE CHICAGOAN tory year for the dinners, that is what was served, American plan: Game Baked Black Bass, Stuffed Leg of Mountain Sheep Leg of Moose Loin of Elk Blue Points SOUP FISH Consomme of Prairie Chicken Boiled Salmon, Hollandaise Wild Turkey ROAST Cinnamon Bear Loin of Venison Tail Deer Raccoon Saddle of Antelope Opossum Wild Goose Black Bear Canvas Back Duck Wood Duck Butter-Ball Duck Brant Prairie Chicken Pheasant Pin-Tail Duck Red-Head Duck Ruffled Grouse Pigeon Wild Turkey Mallard Duck Jack Snipe Blue-Winged Teal Sage Hen Green-Winged Teal Jack Rabbit Spoon-Bill Duck Squirrel Partridge Quail Plover BROILED Venison Steak Teal Duck Gray Squirrel Butter-Ball Duck Quail Red-Winged Starling Rice Birds Partridge Marsh Birds Sand Snipe Reed Birds Black Birds ENTREES Fillet of Pheasant, Financiere Cutlets of Antelope, Mushroom Sauce Stewed Squirrel, with Dumplings Opossum, Puree of Sweet Potatoes VEGETABLES Green Peas Boiled and Mashed Potatoes Succotash String Beans Sweet Potatoes ORNAMENTAL DISHES Pyramid of Wild Turkey, en Aspic Aspic of Lobster, Queen Victoria Pate of Prairie Chicken Liver Royale Boned Duck, a la Bellevue Boned Partridge Snipe Wild Turkey Quail Prairie Chicken Prairie Chicken Salad Duck Dressed Celery Cocoanut Kisses Confectionery Wine Jelly Fruit DESSERT Assorted Fancy Pyramids Macaroons Vanilla Drops Lady Fingers Lemon Ice Cream Imperial Punch Coffee Roquefort * Overtone/ A DISTRICT of Columbia court has ruled that husbands need not pay the bills if their wives charge ex pensive purchases at stores without their husbands' knowledge. If that goes in Illinois also, and is retroactive, we're going to see what can be done about a few refunds. ? John D. Rockefeller, III, is to browse around his father's offices for a year before he decides what work to take up. Most young men in his po sition would require less than a min ute to decide to take up no work at all. ? Our new ambassador to France, for mer Senator Edge of New Jersey, is going to apply "horse sense" to diplo macy. This will be an interesting change from the "donkey diplomacy" of which so many of our ambassadors have been accused. ? Floyd Thompson, former justice in the Illinois Supreme Court, told 47 Cook County judges that they are lucky to have their jobs on the judi cial bench. He ought to know; he resigned to run for governor, and lost. ? More than 600 bills were intro duced in the House of Representatives when it convened on December 2. A typical first of the month. ? The Ontario courts consider the ex port of liquor from Canada to the United States to be entirely lawful. Lawful? It's a blessing! ? The operating deficit of the Post- office Department was $85,461,000 last year, in spite of the fact that we once put a six cent stamp on a letter requiring only a two. ? By marrying his step-mother-in-law, a citizen of Indiana became his own step-father and step-grandfather of his own children. This comes under the heading of "climbing the family tree." ? A Kansas girl won the national girls' style contest at the annual congress of 4-H clubs with a complete oufit that cost her $20.80. You just know she doesn't wear them. ? Goats don't "smell like goats," claims the secretary of the American Milk Goat Record Association. Well, if he can suggest anything which smells worse than a goat, we'll say they smell like that. ? "Normal College Head Dies." — Headline. Oh yes, sooner or later. ?> Thousands of Chicagoans received Christmas savings fund checks on December 2, just in time to pay the rest of those October bills. ? The present financial crisis of the city and county is a "blessing in dis guise," says the chairman of the Illi nois Tax Commission. Yes, and they also say that a boil is worth $10 to you. ? Annexation of Evanston by Chi cago is predicted within ten years. The day that happens, there will be an earthquake, caused by countless for mer Evanstonians turning in their graves. — JOHN c. emery. THE CHICAGOAN 15 TOWN TALK Propriety AFTER bear ing with criticism of mod ern dress and lack of modesty it is with high relief that we discov ered an evidence of Victorian decorum in present practice. A shoe- shining stand on Van Buren street has made provisions for almost complete privacy for its female customers. One seat, reserved especially for ladies, is equipped with a panel which complete ly hides the patron from ankle to knee. It resembles the stocks of Pilgrim days. Oddly, the contraption is no great visible aid to business. Most female patrons prefer the ordinary shine rack. However, some kindly old ladies use it regularly. Odds FOOTBALL has waned, but a tale, vouched for generously, of one gentleman's football luck remains the high point of 1929 grid history. This gentleman, whose dry esophagus led him to a de luxe oasis, obtained that for which he sought. He drifted into a friendly argument over football prognoses with a prosperous looking man. This party, he later found out, was a prominent gambler, whose wa gers were just as weird as were the figures on his bank roll. They dis cussed, pro and con, con and pro, football luck. The man with the bankroll scoffed and denied certain predictions the thirst- quenching gentleman made rather heatedly. "Why, you're so far wrong, man," the gambler said em phatically, "that I'll give you a chance at a real bet on the team you call the greatest of the year. And I'll give you that for five dollars." The first man pricked up his ears. "What odds?" he growled with a quiz zical look in his eyes. The gambler laughed. "To prove you're wrong and that the law of aver ages applies here, you parlay a five dol lar bet on all the games Notre Dame plays. The first game you play five; the second ten; the third twenty; the fourth forty, the fifth eighty; and so on. See? Notre Dame plays ten games. That gives you a chance to win some real money. And if you lose, you lose only five dollars." The first bettor lifted his eye brows in an un- usually high arch. The V came forth without hesitance. Saturday, November 30th, Notre Dame defeated the Army eleven. Their tenth consecutive win. The gambler sighed — paid scrupulously. All in all it came to $2,560. Evangelist FROM her dejected appearance one would gather that the agent had been unsuccessful in her canvass of a North Side apartment hotel, unreason ably so in view of rumored new styles and the legend Corsetiere on her suit case. She was observed tiptoeing down the corridor, slipping leaflets under every door. When she had disap peared, the observer picked up one, expecting to see a paragraph or two of propaganda for corsets. But no. The leaflet — a publication of the Free Tract Society, Inc., of Los Angeles- gave an account of the marvelous con version in Arizona State Prison of a certain Number 5584, "Thomas Noah Carter, Jr., erstwhile bootlegger, for ger, dope fiend, tubercular, cigarette fiend, drunkard, liar and at one time the most deceitful, sarcastic and de spised man in the institution." Even for apartment hotel residents, who ignore corsetieres, it seems there is hope. Racket FROM time to time we hear joyfully of new rackets, from the first, bootlegging, to the last, six months of a mag azine for one dollar. Christmas shoppers current ly encourage the latest of them all, not in downtown stores, but on their own homeward bound L trains. Operating only on North bound trains so far as can be discovered, small boys have taken to riding around the Loop, sell ing their seats to package-laden women. They get customers anywhere from the State and Dearborn station to Ran dolph and Wabash. At Clark and Lake they leave the car, cross the bridge and begin their circle again, catching a West bound train out of the Loop, transferring at Franklin for the Loop again, changing to a North bound shoppers special at La Salle, and re peating the process — and the dimes — indefinitely. Experiment A DETROIT correspondent, to our knowledge an alert and scrupu lous man, reports an alarming bear market in the Canadian import field. To begin with, a watchful federal gov ernment has tripled its guards on the northern frontier with the result that of the three major items on an import er's expense sheet — boat upkeep and maintenance, salaries for boat opera- otrs, and the Law — the last is least costly. A year ago it was the most expensive. Competition among agents for fees taken under advisement is three times as severe as it used to be. Following an iron rule of economics, such profitable understandings are to be had at approximately one-third of the old figure. As a result numberless small operators have flooded a perilous ly overloaded market. Even here the woes of an importer do not cease. To add to its perversity the federal government has so far flatly 16 THE CHICAGOAN refused to issue its Christmas proclama tion stating that the river has been ir retrievably closed. The result is that energetic merchants are unable to add their holiday margin of one dollar a bottle above the regular import price. Stocks are large, prices weak, the mar ket sluggish. Cactus A LADY who had a birthday re ceived a small cactus. (We un derstand the gift was not meant as an aspersion of any kind whatever.) Greatly to her chagrin, the desert bloom refused to thrive upon occasional city sunlight. Day by day Julius, the cactus, grew wan with yearning for his native Texas. The lady wept but this did not hearten Julius. Then she came upon an idea. Every morning now, Julius sits on the bathroom floor and for two hours preens his prickles in the beams of the violet-ray lamp. He has become a plump and frolicsome little cactus, grateful under his artificial sun. Directory SUBSCRIBERS take the telephone directory for granted, confident that they will receive it every summer and winter as soon after spring and fall moving seasons as it can be com piled and printed. This confidence is justified. With unfailing regularity the lists are closed on May 15 and October 1 5 respectively. As regularly, the summer edition is distributed in June, and the winter, in November. When one considers that the latest edition of the directory contains over 715,000 names, with approximately 123,000 surnames (a curious propor tion) and that erasures in each issue due to new installations, disconnec tions, and changes of address average 300,000 he has a better idea of the magnitude of the task confronting the telephone company twice a year. The 'So you've moved to W auk eg an . . ." 'Yeah — the noise of the Tovon was getting me' winter, 1929, edition, printed by Don nelley and recently distributed by the telephone company, comprised 1,100,- 000 books, delivery of which at the rate of 100,000 per day required the daily service of 500 men and 50 trucks. Books are distributed by zones, the nat ural sections of the city, Loop, North, South, and West, a slight change being made in the advertising on the cover for each zone so that the district within its boundaries is the better served. The book is free to all subscribers as part of their service, one volume for each telephone; for example, a private exchange with 50 phones receives 50 books. Though non-subscribers may purchase a copy of the telephone direc tory, there is a relatively small traffic in them, 3,000 of an issue of 1,100,000 copies take care of out-of-town circula tion. In these 3,000 copies, however, lies the probable secret of those select cosmetic and bootery advertisements we receive from Paris, not to mention other literature and diverse matter from New York City and all points west. The correct title is the Chicago Al phabetical Telephone Directory. The correct weight three pounds and ten ounces (roughly twice the weight of the heaviest Sunday paper) . The num ber of pages, 1,544. Beauty A MODERN Helena whose Gre cian profile has helped to launch unending shiploads of cold creams and powders appeared briefly in town last week. At her Michigan Avenue salon Madame Helena Rubinstein paused a few days to nod graciously to her sabled patrons and to utter en comiums of fashions and foibles for the benefit of the press. A brisk, sturdy little woman, the Madame is disarmingly feminine and appealing but her colorful career, from its mod est beginning in Poland to ownership of some fifty salons and a business that has netted her some $30,000,000, is evidence of a pioneering mind and powerful personality. But she resents the American habit of building up a Horatio Alger beginning and finale for every successful man or woman. In a biography of her life, published recently in an eastern magazine, her early years were filled with struggle and hardship. Madame Rubinstein in sists there was no hardship. "My family was prominent in Poland and I received an excellent education and early training. I was to THE CHICAGOAN 17 become a doctor but after a few years at college I decided that the medicine did not like me and I did not like it." It was after this that she conceived the idea of commercializing a certain lotion that Mama Rubinstein used to concoct in her kitchen for family use. When she opened her first salon in London, several decades ago, cosmet ics were still considered the unholy tools of loose women. The trend of the times, however, brought respect ability to beauty aids and Madame Rubinstein is easily the pioneer in the crusade that has made the manufac ture of toilet requisites one of the leading industries of the world. Now she has, in addition to her salons and factories, several labora tories for experimentation in creams and unguents, a home in Paris with her publisher husband, two sons studying at Oxford and one of the world's famous collections of jewels. Her chief interest is still the cult of beauty and the development of the Rubinstein business. Eight trips a year to the United States, now and then a voyage to her salons in Australia, South America, India, decorating new salons, develop ing new creams, colorings, training beauticians, and controlling advertis ing and all published material with an iron hand, she nevertheless shrewdly takes time to visit the hushed rooms where patrons lie shrouded in face masks and chin straps. Asks if the treatment is satis factory, suggests a few little touches and, casually, informs the delighted devotee that she is receiving Madame Rubinstein's personal attention. She sincerely believes that Ameri can women are the best groomed in the world but, paradoxically, deplores their extreme concentration on exter nals; though they are beginning, she says, to "develop also their back grounds, their culture, their charm and personality — you know." Almost a fetish with her is the care of eyes and their makeup. Tight-fit ting hats, off the forehead, are, ac cording to her, causing innumerable headaches and eyestrain. In France "women in restaurants frequently leave their men friends, no matter whether they are husbands or lovers, sitting at the table while they retire to the dressing room to remove hats and soothe their eyes with freshening lotions and gentle massage." C_*>- "Oh — how did you kill it, Major?" "My dear woman — / transfixed him with a glance" Pickups THE realtor and the mortician have been eclipsed by Park Ridge and Rogers Park garage men. Old English and Neo-Moderne palaces of lubrication bear the stylishly new sobriquets of "Lubritorium" and "Greaserie." The checkroom boy at the Lake Shore Athletic Club is reading Julius Caesar. He has read all of the Shakespeare plays in school and he pre fers Caesar and Macbeth. "You see," he says in easily flowing English, "I'm taking a course in them again at the University of Chicago. — Check!" Dr. Lllewellyn Jones calls it merely peculiar, when speaking of Nobel prize winners in literature, that Alfred Knopf is usually the publisher of , the winner's books. Burt A. Massee is unable to attain "that school girl complexion" by mere walking to work He lives just around the corner from the Palmolive Building. Echoes of the storm. Eddystone Homes Co-operative Apartments, fac ing Belmont Harbor were flooded by fiercely-blown rains, and pails and mops were required to bail out the water forced through the casement windows by terrific wind pressure. Now the decorations will have to be done over. Perhaps this is where riparian rights mean repairing rights. A benighted opera-goer, attending the special performance of Faust given for the Insull employees on a Sunday in the new Opera House, accidentally dropped his watch on the uncovered portion of the marble floor. He was heard to grunt audibly, "What the devil?" But Lazzari, the Mephistoph eles of the cast, missed the unsubtle tribute. 18 THE CHICAGOAN 7%e ROVING REPORTER Christmas, the Business By FRANCIS C. COUGHLI DEGINNING ^at about Thanksgiving, State Street catches to the Christmas tempo. A week before Santa Clauses stamp and tinkle in the Loop workers' city twilight and two to three weeks before Christmas sales reach their peak volumes, State street is conscious of the ground swell of the Yule wave, as yet only a leisurely influx of greater numbers, a slow crowding of traffic and a noticeable increase of counter shoppers in the immense stores from Randolph to Van Buren. Preliminary shopping which in volves a comparatively small increase of sales totals is pretty well over by the second week of December when heavy seasonal buying moves into the true Christmas stride, which in turn is at its lustiest four or five days before the Day itself. This is the ordinary physical course of the Christmas season. . With the first ground swell, State Street prepares for the tempest. Long lines of prospective employees shuffle before employment windows, volun teers in the holiday campaign who are to supplement veteran sales forces un til they make up 30 to 50 per cent of store personnel. Advertising de partments work overtime. Merchan dise managers are testy in demanding space for elaborate displays. Down in a dozen wrapping and shipping rooms volunteers are hastily taught the intricacies of Christmas wrapping, a matter which transcends utility to become almost artistic. Truck deliv ery forces are instructed, augmented, brought to readiness. MARSHALL FIELD AND COM PANY very nearly doubles its quota of salespeople and holiday as sistants. Ordinarily the Field staff counts some 7,500 workers. During the season it is close to 15,000. The Field delivery system, punctual as far north as Waukegan, is doubled also. Wrapping and mailing assistants are briskly taken on. The Field toy de partment, phenomenally large always, mushrooms unbelievably. Perhaps this year toy sales enter on a regular cycle. In the past there have been four dis tinct eras in the toy industry: 1. The ping pong era. 2. The teddy bear era. 3. The electric train era. 4. The mah jong era. This year the airplane is on the ascendant, the teddy bear is still good, the electric train remains king of them all, but ping pong is coming back. Mah jong is dead, long live ping pong! It is unlikely that ping pong will name the new age of toys. Very possibly the airplane will dominate. If so toy planes must meet the competition of trick dolls from abroad, very clever dolls in brilliant native costumes charmingly life like and scrupulously accurate. Toy animals, dogs, cats, bears, tigers, elephants and so on are also of foreign origin. They are amazingly well done; they bark, spit and snarl delightfully. During ordinary months, Field's shoppers are three-fourths women. The percentage changes during Christmas. Women shoppers crowd males from the counter until they dominate from 85 to 90 per cent. In the Field's store for men, women are a resolute majority at the same fig ure, ten to one. Scarves, slippers, ties and handker chiefs remain leaders in apparel sales Christmas after Christmas. A per sonal shopping and a gift bureau, early adopted by Field's, provide knowing guidance for the bewildered purchaser who doesn't know just what to get for anybody for Christmas. The second floor Christmas Square of fering moderate priced mixed mer chandise is a haven for the doubtful buyer. On December 22, 1928, Marshall Field and Company reported total sales of over $1,000,000, the largest re tail day in merchandising history. c ARSON PIRIE SCOTT and Company face the Christmas rush with their usual large increase in sales force and personnel. Delivery trucks from the wholesale division are mobilized for a fast-moving delivery service. Wrappers, packers and ship pers are made ready for an increased volume of sales which, to judge from past years, will be 50 to 60 per cent larger than November totals. Gloves and accessories, apparel, handkerchiefs, scarves, neckwear, pocket-books and handbags are staple Christmas gifts. As in other depart ment stores, women are from 80 to 90 per cent of holiday purchasers. Be it mentioned as a noble exception, however, the strong-minded gentle man who bought several gross of neck ties from Carson's to be distributed among his friends and acquaintances — not without favor, possibly, but cer tainly without fear. One can imagine this purchaser complacently accepting the thanks of a recipient of one of his neckties, assuring him that the gift was no trouble at all, disclaiming an exquisite and apposite taste in the matter of patterns. Christmas gloves vary with the weather. A cold spell before the 25th brings gifts of lined gloves. A green Christmas makes for unlined hand coverings. Handbags are a favorite item — a touching commentary, pos sibly, on that 90 per cent of women customers. Yet for 1929, men's pocket-books are a huge seller, wallets in sealskin and ostrich neatly fitted to the small new currency. Perhaps two fifths of all handkerchief sales are made during December, and these despite the bluster of March and the chill promise of late October. Slip pers are Christmas favorites. Linens in January and furs in August are tra ditional — a tradition broken, or at least, made less rigid by heavy holiday sales in these article. Glass and china break outside the regular February and August furnishings cluster. They sell well for December. Books and paint ings are good too. Toys, of course, are at their peak. The old time Christ mas rush is somewhat ameliorated through slogan advertising. Oily enough, all department stores experience a day of phenomenal de pression during the Christmas rush. That day which finds counters un- crowded and salespersons bored with empty aisles is always the same day. It is, curiously, the day before Christmas. THE CHICAGOAN /. rovn ELIZABETH ARDEN Perrumes as lovely as tne exquisite Preparations ior tne care or tne skin, ior wnicn Miss Arden is larnous. \iHon lAdrnie (Dlis&aoein — Dedicated to friendship, the gilt 01 a iriend to a iriend. oLa £joie a (OliSiabem Happiness captured in fragrance. oCe CyxeVQ a CDliasabein — An elusive odor 01 dream-like charm; perlect ior iurs. oC }J-\vnour a (Dli&abeik — Tne warm breath 01 romance. I hese fragrances are reserved for those women who are as sensitive to perfection in perfume as they are insis tent upon tne finest preparations for the care of tne skin. Wnether you select the Twin Package, containing two fragrances at $6 or the gorgeous thirty-two ounce bottle at $125, you are assured in Elizabeth Arden's perfumes of a gift of indescribable distinction. In Chicago they may be obtained at — CARSON PIRIE SCOTT ft CO. MANDEL BROTHERS CHAS. A. STEVENS ft BROS. SAKS ft COMPANY ELIZABETH ARDEN 70 East Walton Place, Chicago 673 Fifth Avenue, New York BERLIN MADRID ROME 20 THE CHICAGOAN THE SEASON THEATRICAL-Book b> Miss Katharine Cornell presents The dangerous "Age of Innocence' Fritz Leiber next as Shylock shows The usurious evil and its woes. Next "Black Birds" finds at curtain call John Hudgins and the sveldt Miss Hall; While for the (say, less fleshy) gazer Grace George depicts The Mrs. Fraser. And Roscoe Ails his Comic croon Adds to the score of "The New Moon. "A Night in Venice" gaily lodges Ted Healy and the Dancing Dodges THE CHICAGOAN 21 ' Nat Karson; Lyrics by Francis C. Coughlin Behold where Art has held its sway The Goodman does a mystery {Jay; The while the sneaking shadows hover O'er vagabonding Vallee, lover. Below, Frank Shaw and Milton Weil. As lordly first-night patrons smile; The Marxes greet a Balaban, Fred Donaghey scents Caliban. What others think of Fred had best, All things considered, be swfyfaressed When Stevens scores a thrust of wit And Collins, smiling, notes the hit. 22 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOAN/ The Man Who Married the World THE legend is that Henry Horner lives alone with a parrot and the ghost of Abe Lincoln. The facts are anything but that. It is true that his bachelor apartment, out in quiet Madison Parkway, holds the most raucous parrot in captivity, a hoarse prima donna in feathers whose name, if you listen to Horner, seems to be "Shut-up." It is true that the library of that home contains more books and pamphlets on Lincoln than are owned by the Library of Congress in Washington, and that, unless you except his friend Oliver Barrett, Hor ner is the greatest authority on Lincoln manuscripts. But the wifeless Horner is less alone, twenty- four hours of the day, than is a traffic cop. When the telephone isn't ringing, the door-bell is, and if either is quiet, the dictaphone whirrs. In one evening I have seen him, there before his hospitable fireplace, consol ing a defeated gubernatorial candidate from a neighboring State, reading rare pioneer political oratory to a poet across the room, then excuse himself to give legal advice to a lunatic's queru lous guardian on the telephone, while through the door could be seen a visit ing historian seated on the study floor, neck deep in Lincoln manuscripts. Three times in the course of one eve ning Horner broke in with, "I'll find out that information for you. So-and- So in Such-and-Such-a-Place is a friend of mine and he'll tell us," whereupon he went to his dictaphone and recorded a letter which his secretary would send off in the morning. NO wonder the man is a bachelor; he seems to have married the world. Horner is perhaps Chicago's nearest approach to Dr. Samuel John son, owning that same encyclopaedic attitude toward life and people, and that same gift for conversation. He talks to everybody and of everything, yet nobody calls him "talkative.*" Small talk, as such, isn't in him. His vast amiability and urbanity couple with his amazing range of subjects to make his conversation large and ex pansive, never gossiping. Yet he knows where more Chicago skeletons arc buried than probably any other By LLOYD LEWIS Judge Henry Horner citizen; such information comes to him in his official position as judge of the probate court of Cook County. Since 1914 Judge Horner has sat in the court which handles more cases and more money than any other one- man court in America, probably in the world; and it is a court, too, where family secrets, morganatic wives, illegit imate children, crazy uncles and jail bird grandfathers all crop up to devil proud people. His is the court of the only real last retort — Death's retort — the place where the wills are examined, legacies parceled out, heirs determined, long-lost relatives scrutinized, divorced wives and mistresses introduced to the respectable families of the deceased, widows and orphans protected. So you see, the Judge could, if he wanted, be even a lot more entertain ing as a talker than he is. Perhaps this necessity for not talking about the entertaining secrets of his court has made the Judge so universal a conver sationalist. It may account for his wide studies of Lincoln, Masonry, the early bench and bar of Illinois, George Washington, Steve Douglas, fishing, a multitude of other subjects, historic or current. Whatever the reason, the Judge, both in public and private, is in endless demand for talks. ONLY a humorist could stand the strain or continue in such de mand. In the course of a year he is estimated to make sixty addresses, all of them free, and he probably has to pass up as many more. He talks to the Elks, to boys' clubs, life insurance conventions, bankers' conclaves, old settlers' picnics, steam-fitters' balls, historical societies, bar associations, philanthropic bodies, business women's study clubs. He dedicates Lincoln monuments, athletic fields, opens boule vards, swears in new officials, lays cor ner-stones, presents flags, accepts elec tions to societies, keynotes Democratic State conventions and war caucuses alike; and as for banquets — God for bid that he be asked to remember them. Upon one occasion he even made an undertakers' convention roar with glee. When, from the speaker-of-the-eve- ning's rostrum, he had them laughing, the Judge slipped over an incredible victory. He made the helpless morti cians agree to actually cut the cost of funerals. He took the bread-and-but ter out of their coffins — and they liked it. It seems that, in his work of pro bating wills, Horner's soft heart had been fired to do something for the poor widows who had to spend much of their legacies on burial costs for their husbands. So he simply asked the un dertakers to slash their prices. They did, even printing Horner's speech in pamphlet form, and since that day Chicagoans have been able to die more reasonably than have burghers of other cities. It was at about this time, too, that the Judge put into effect a plan for protecting the heirs of dead or incapac itated soldiers — an idea which, as "the Horner Plan," was speedily adopted all over the country. When the death lists of 1918 began falling on Chicago, Horner went into action. He got the Bar Association to furnish free legal aid to soldiers' heirs; he got the bank ers to care for their money free; he worked things so that the State and City and County cut off all court costs THE CHICAGOAN 23 on legal transactions, and the new scheme worked like a clock. Out of this, Horner developed the reform by which bureaus were organized to give free legal services to people without means, thus preventing the swallowing of small estates in court expenses. Earlier in his judgeship — he has been re-elected three times since the end of his first term in 1918— Horner had found a delightful way of slipping cockleburrs under the saddles of fake bondsmen who rode into his court. SO much human sympathy is un usual in a man born to wealth and to one of the Town's earliest families. The Judge's grandfather was one of the first settlers in the muddy and dis mal swamp-town of Chicago, arriving in 1842, and launching the store which was soon to become and to continue to this day as Henry Horner 6? Co., Wholesale Grocers. The present Henry Horner went from the city's public schools to the University of Michigan, then, after graduation, through Kent College of Law. The boy's first partner was Frank Whit ney, son of the Henry C. Whitney who had ridden with Lincoln, on the Illinois circuit. It was the Whitney books and souvenirs of Lincoln, which Horner obtained from his partner, that started the famous collection in the Judge's home today. Politics soon drew the young lawyer and in 1912 he served as a member of the Charter Convention of Chicago. Two years later he was elected Judge of the Probate Court, an office through which, each year, go more than $200,- 000,000. To manage such a business (for it is that, a two hundred million dollar corporation, public-owned, and, incidentally, exceptional in that it pays an operating net profit of over $100,- 000 a year to the County), to direct such an institution and still to main tain his prodigious social career meant that Horner must find more time some where. So he got up an hour earlier for his matutinal horse-back ride, and arrived at his office sixty minutes ahead of court time. But this was proven no gain, for litigants soon discovered it, and came boiling down en masse to tell their woes, privately, to the judge. Today, Horner handles an average of fifty people in this early hour, advising them personally, cajoling quarrelsome relatives to settle out of court and save money; directing timid widows how to n vi ting you to the Special a 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 being 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 famous 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 Worlds Greatest Hotel 11 24 THE CHICAGOAN —AND BE M E R R y ! Feasting! Merriment! And goblets sparkling golden bright with Orange Crush-Dry! A Christmas in the cheery old tradition! And be sure it is Orange Crush-Dry — the "dry" with that zestful tang of oranges at their freshest, juiciest best— the rich fragrant juice . . piquant with a hint of lemon . . and charged with sparkling carbonated water for that tart dry tang that goes so well. For convenience, buy it by the case. In the EBONY BOTTLE at all Good Stores. Tune in on Orange Crush-Dry Party, Station KY W, 9:30 P. M. Every Saturday C ORANGE rush- D ry invest inheritances; all but spanking bad children for sassing their guardians arid doing everything but striking sour guardians for mistreating their wards — an infinite variety of cases. The extra hour was not his own, so Horner did the next best thing. He installed a dictaphone in his home and, between guests, talked into it. Each morning, as .he emerges from his apartment, a semi-portly, ruddy, smil ing figure, he carries a case full of wax cylinders, records that bear the deci sions and letters he has given in the night — court opinions, long and short, letters to people all over America, let ters about history, about investments for minors, about black bass, luncheon dates, books, real estate, law and Lincoln. These, a secretary types, some seventy-five on an average, every day of the year. , AS if all this were not enough, the , Judge must be off, twice a week, to lunch with jovial raconteurs, the "Bandarlog" on Wednesdays and the "Skeeters" on Saturdays, two informal, benignly purposeless groups of con genial spirits from dissimilar profes sions. He belongs, also, to golf clubs, literary societies, athletic associations, lodges, leagues, associations, societies galore, as many, perhaps, as any other man in the city. He is trustee of some ten homes and asylums, has lavished incalculable time on getting a new $40,000,000 program for hospitalisa tion of the insane, and is Vice-Presi dent of the Boy Scouts. His bailiff once "clocked" the Judge and found that he personally handled over 50,000 separate cases from the bench each year. In addition the Judge must di rect six assistant judges and sixty employees. Now, if anyone will add up these activities of Horner's and divide them into the twenty-four hours which form a day, he will see that this whole story is obviously a Chicago fable. He will see that no man could have time for all that, and he will throw this issue of The Chicagoan out the window and go back to the comfortable old legend that Judge Horner lives alone with the parrot and Abe Lincoln's ghost. But, as Galileo said, "Nevertheless my story is true." ? READ "RUFUS DAWES — CHICAGOAN," BY ROMOLA VOYNOW, IN THE NEXT ISSUE THE CHICAGOAN 25 Go Chicago! Christmas Shoftftmg for Mileage WHEN the Chicagoenne began waving her arms and shrieking for more space, space, space, all the meaning glances were shot at this de partment. Wherefore, your travel bug carries on feebly in this emaciated column — but for one issue only, oh my vast silent public. Well, let Marcia Vaughn with her tales of shopping or gies crowd out the girl friend. We stubbornly maintain that the most ex citing spot for Christmas shopping is a ticket office. For anyone you are pretty fond of, just try a certificate of reserva tion or a neat bundle of travel checks. Here is our little list of gift sugges tions, brief, but calculated honestly to rest you merry gentlemen: TO POINTS SOUTH Arizona, New Mexico, California, Mexico — ¦ See Santa Fe, Rock Island, or Southern Pacific Railroads. For air-rail travel, con sult Santa Fe or the Pennsylvania Travel Shop, Wacker Drive and Michigan, or the Air Bureau, Palmer House. Florida, New Orleans, Mississippi Valley — Illinois Central, Pennsylvania Travel Shop for eastern connections to Florida. HAWAII-PACIFIC CRUISES Lassco Steamship Co. — City of Los Angeles or City of Honolulu — 140 S. Dearborn. Matson Line— Malolo — 140 S. Dearborn. Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line — Asama Maru — 100 W. Monroe. WEST INDIES CRUISES — JANUARY SAILINGS Canadian Pacific — Duchess of Bedford, 29 days — Straus Building. Cosulich Line — Vulcania, 20 days — 180 W. Washington. Cunard — Carinthia, 16 days; Caledonia, 26 days; Carmania, 9 days; Caronia, 8 days — 346 N. Michigan. Hamburg'American — Reliance, 16 days; sec ond cruise 27 days — 177 N. Michigan. Holland-American — Volendam, 18 days; by Frank Tourist Bureau, 175 N. Michigan. Statendam, 16 days; second cruise 25 days; by Raymond & Whitcomb — 176 N. Michigan. Lamport i$ Holt — Araguaya, 14 days — 180 N. Michigan. Red Star — Lapland, 11 days — 180 N. Mich igan. Swedish American Line — Kungsholm, 17 days — 181 N. Michigan. White Star — Calgaric, 25 days; by James Boring Travel Co. — 53 W. Jackson. Air Cruises of West Indies by Pan-Ameri can Airways — Air Transportation Bureau. MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES Canadian Pacific — Empress of France, 73 days, February 13th; Empress of Scotland, 73 days, February 3rd. Cunard — Mauretania, 42 days, February 20th; Carinthia, 41 days, April 8th — Raymond 6? Whitcomb; Scythia, 67 days, January 28th — Frank Tourist Co. [TURN TO PAGE 40] FOR THE TOE OF A FEMININE STOCKING OF course you have already selected the important practical gift for HER. But there is still the important frivolous gift that is to be tucked in the toe of her Christmas stocking. An utterly useless knicknack annoys every woman. Give her something she will use — but let there be a touch of subtle flattery about it. All the Dorothy Gray accessories pictured here are frivo lous necessities. The satin-lined blue leather box holds a perfect make-up ensemble: exquisite Dorothy Gray compact powder, compact rouge, creamy-smooth lipstick and Lashique — the excellent mascara for brows and lashes. These four pieces are in metal cases of dark blue, French blue and silver. The compacts, lipsticks, Lashique, cream rouge, lip rouge and eyebrow pencil will delight the most fastidious feminine heart, and bring greater beauty to every lovely face. It goes without saying that all these Dorothy Gray cos metics may be had in a wide variety of becoming shades. They are on sale at leading shops everywhere, and at the Dorothy Gray salon. Four piece set . $5.CC Cream Rouge . . $2.00 Double Compact . 4.00 Lip Rouge LOO Large Lipstick 2.00 Eyebrow Pencil 1.00 DOROTHY CRAY 900 MICHIGAN AVENUE NORTH Through the arched doorway of the Jams- Hunt Building NEW YORK LOS ANGELES SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON ATLANTIC CITY © D. G. 1929 26 TUE CHICAGOAN /irerft you thirsty for a drink of 0 ^20^ water/ WOULDN'T you like a water that is always crys tal-clear, always pure and sparkling, and always good to taste? Such water is available. It is Corinnis Waukesha Water, the finest, purest water in the world. Brought to Chi cago in glass-lined tank cars direct from the famous Corinnis Spring at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Put up in handy half-gallon bottles for home use. And delivered to your home anywhere in Chicago and suburbs for a few cents a bottle! HINCKLEY & SCHMITT, Inc. 420 W. Ontario St. SUPeriop 6543 <T/ie STAG E Sigmund Freud Has Much to Answer F By CHARLES COLLINS EUGENE O'NEILL'S Strange Inter' lude, now at the Blackstone in the hands of an ex' pert Theater Guild cast, is an extraordinary play. Of course. Every one says so. It has nine acts; it runs for four hours and ten minutes with an interval of one hour and twenty minutes for dinner; and its characters are like trance-mediums, talking in two personalities, the external and the sub conscious. All this is bizarre, revolu tionary, "modern.'" And so Strange Interlude spreads its gigantic reputa' tion over the theatrical sky, a great bloated thing; a blimp of the drama; enrapturing the intellectuals and flab bergasting the bourgeoisie. Faced by this overwhelming phe' nomenon, and the torrents of praise which have greeted it, I am driven back into the elementary technique of criticism. Frankly and finally, I do not like Strange Interlude. I admire the almost uncanny skill with which the Guild stages and interprets the work; but the play itself finds me in definite antagonism. My distaste for it is, in a sense, a compliment; for no insignificant or stupid play could arouse in me so active an emotion. I hate Strange Interlude. Frequently, when asked my opinion of it, I have caught myself breaking out into the violent vernacular of our armies in Flanders. I talk about it like a Marine. I DO not like Strange Interlude — Because it is the most over-sexed play of a too-sexly era. Because it is an illustrated casebook of the theories of sex'psychology ex' ploited by Sigmund Freud, whom I re gard as a monomaniac on the subject. Because its characters are sex'conv plexes and their motives are sex'ob' sessions. Because its story of three men nick' ering, whinnying and dithering after the same nymphomaniac from youth to old age, like Circe's swine, offends my masculine taste and runs contrary to my philosophy that there are just as good fish in the sea. Because in its snouting after every sexly fungus to be found in its theme, it has grossly overfed itself and grown out of form. Because it should end with Act 5. The last four acts constitute a sequel. When presented (after the dinner in' terval) as an integral part of the play, they are like so many double chins. Because the "stream of conscious' ness" technique, represented by the subjective dialogue, is an infallible method of boring me, and wherever practiced, by any of the apostles of modernism in letters, I have found it to be mostly portentous bunk. Because much of the subconscious mutterings and moanings of the char' acters reminds me of the literary style of college sophomores trying to imitate the weltschmerz of the second'rate Russian novelists of the czarist regime. THESE are some of the reasons why I am staying away from studio parties until Strange Interlude leaves town. But I like the persuasive representa' tion of the nymph'minded Nina by Judith Anderson; the fine art with which Tom Powers humanizes "dear old Charlie"; the chuckle'headed Bab' bittry of Richard Barbee's horn'bearing husband; the crisp irony that occasion' ally cut through the gloom in Glenn Anders' sex'Crucified scientist; and the quiet poignancy of Eva Condon's idiocyhaunted mother. I hope every member of this cast gets a double salary. Nine acts; four hours; every charac' ter playing himself and his secret soul — and what's it all about? Only this: A girl could not be a war'bride, so she became a war-broad. The Dodge Sisters TED HEALY is the comedian who answered the Shuberts' SOS when Al Jolson turned himself into a strip of celluloid that sang Sonny Boy. He is not another Jolson, of course, having no pipes to speak of; but he is a fertile clown with a vein of humor as shaggy as a bearskin coat. Turn him loose in a revue; throw away the libretto; and you have a mellow eve' ning of merriment. THE CHICAGOAN 27 He is the master of ceremonies of the show called A ?\[ight in Venice, now on exhibition at the Grand Opera House, and he keeps the ball rolling gayly. Chiefly, he gabbles in a funny and friendly manner; but occasionally he goes after the bigger and better laughs by slamming his helpers to the floor with a necktie tackle, or tearing their clothes off. In one scene he goes completely Elizabethan and brings out a wrestling bear. But Mr. Healy is not the entire car nival. A 7^j.ght in Venice rises to the style of the Casino de Paris when Miles. Beth and Betty Dodge flutter upon the scene in a pantomime of mat' ing and nesting birds. Then you re member the bird-girl in Hudson's Green Mansions; then you discover the ecstasy of charm. These Dodge de' moiselles (they are French only by adoption) make several appearances in the style of the Parisian revues de luxe, and are always completely captivating. They represent the prettiest sister-act since the Dollys. Another high note is the eccentric acrobatics of Joe and Pete Michon, as a pair of rough-neck sailors. They are astonishing. Caught at the Cort QUEEN BEE, which has come to the Cort in the hope of out-run ning the short-lived Dirty Hands and Jerry 'For -Short, is a candid little comedy about average, suburban Americans of today; and therefore has an air of freshness. The vogues in drama have recently run so heavily to ward mystery plays, sexy plays, for eign plays and goofy plays that it is pleasant to encounter something that deals with our own kind. Rather thin of incident, rather arbi trary of theme, rather weak of struc ture Queen Bee is; but it buzzes around brightly and communicates a certain amount of mild amusement. It is specially recommended to husbands with bossy, interfering, man-trapping wives. Allan Dinehart, to whose stage direction it owes much of its vitality, is excellent as the husband who goes on a wife-strike; and Gertrude Bryan makes a vivid characterization of the title-role. Brian Donlevy's drunken scene is one for the book. Civic Shakespeare FRITZ LEIBER'S Shakespeareans, at the Civic Theater, are giving an ad mirable account of their prowess in the THE CHICAGOAN'S Theater Ticket Service By special arrangement with leading Chicago theaters, readers of The Chicagoan may obtain choice or chestra seats at no advance over box- office prices. These theaters, indi cated by stars in the fortnightly list ing on page 2, are the Great North ern, the Adelphi, the Grand Opera House, the Apollo, Harris, Selwyn, Cort, Garrick, Princess, Palace and Civic Theater. Box-office prices, at which tickets may be had, given in that listing. are Application for tickets is gov erned by the following conditions : 1. Application must be received by The Chicagoan not less 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. ^WICAGOAN 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) $.. 28 THE CHICAGOAN RECORDS Artistically framed by Miss Baker. Turn this number over and it offers— I'm a Dreamer, AREN'T WE ALL? The snore song f rom"Sunnyside Up," warbled dreamily by that queen of Comediennes — Belle Baker. .... No. 4550 EARL BURTNETT and his LOS ANGELES BILTMORE HOTEL ORCHESTRA play SUNNYSIDE UP If you meet with gloom, don't taw' down go boom. Get a copy of this number and let Earl and his Hot Hombres keep yourSunnyside Up. IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU The shake-and-shuffle version of the song Belle Baker sings so soul- fully. There's no soul to this, how ever. It's all heel and toe. No. 4501 I'm a Dreamer, AREN'T WE ALL? — and on the reverse — TURN ON THE HEAT No. 4573 classics. To undertake a repertory of twelve of the tragedies and comedies in twelve weeks, each newly mounted, is a staggering task; and thus far the work has been ably done. The inter' pretations, on the whole, have been al' most equal to those of the much more populous and experienced Stratford-on- Avon company, which appeared in Chicago last season. The scene-de- signs of Herman Rosse (once of Michi- gan Avenue and the Art Institute) have been striking examples of modern decoration applied to Shakespearean settings. Mr. Leiber, who can be counted on for stirring, vivid and eloquent per' formances in the great roles, has an able leading woman in Helen Freeman. Her Lady Macbeth was true to the murky intensity of the great thane's evil genius. And when Tyrone Power (who was the Macduff in that produc tion) reads, you have the full majesty of Shakespeare's line. Ethiofiera BLACKBIRDS, at the Adelphi, is a revue by colored performers which justifies its reputation. It is the best entertainment of its type since Shuffle Along; it is handsomely staged; and its orchestra of studious-looking Afro- American musicians supplies a riot of hot and sweet jaw. The featured players, Adelaide Hall, Aida Ward and Tim Moore, are gifted in frolic. The first'act finale, a travesty on the funeral jubilee in Porgy, is an improve ment upon its model. The show is noisy and stirring. Its trombonists would be excellent understudies for the Angel Gabriel. The CINEMA 'They Had to See Pans ' THE pleasantest evening to be had of the cinema hereabouts is avail' able in that one or those housing They Had to See Paris. It is not the big gest picture in Town, nor the great est. It may not be, strictly speaking, the best. But it affords the most sat isfactory pastime hour and it restores a fading confidence in the tradition that Will Rogers is the premier wit of this generation. If you have cared less and less for Mr. Rogers' daily dispatches to the newspapers, if his duly and dully screened tour of Europe seemed to you entirely unnecessary, if you have sought justification in the surmise that there may have been more than a jest in his reputed diplomatic assignment, and that Mr. Ziegfeld lost a good cowboy when the Republican party gained a J3.ZZ publicist — you'll be glad to behold the gentleman as a better talking-pic ture actor than he ever was any of these things. It's a good deal like dis covering that Santa Claus is a real per' son after all, for the Will Rogers of the picture is a more important in' dividual than he's seemed in the kind' est memory. He is, in short, an artist. The story of the picture is not quite as old as Uncle Tom's Cabin but cer' tainly as venerable as Ten T^ights in a Bar Room. It's the one about the plain American whose acres spouted oil and whose wife decided to buy a title for the girl child. But, as enacted by Mr. Rogers and by Miss Irene Rich, not to mention a number of others including a newcomer named Fifi Something-or- other who has all that Clara Bow, Greta Garbo and Irene Bordoni are credited with, the story is new, engag' ing, humorous, gay, emotional, pathetic, comic — but mostly human. And that TWO UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS FEATURES At the Ho-Ho Shop 670 Rush Street Chicago Historic American Prints, including Chicago and Transportation subjects. "Portrait Sketches." These are oncsitting portraits. The artist is with us to fin' ish several important com' missions, and is very much interested in doing "one- sitting sketches." THE CHICAGOAN 29 last poor, overworked adjective, human, tells to the best of its vitiated ability all there is to tell about They Had to See Paris. To See or Not to See They Had to See Paris: Will Rogers and Irene Rich in the most entertaining talk ing-picture hereabouts. [Indubitably.] Untamed: Joan Crawford's first vocal ven ture and not bad. {Probably.] Sweetie: Several people sing several songs and there's a football game. [Miss it.] So This Is College: Several other people sing several other songs and there's an other football game. [Miss this, too.] Shanghai Lady: She's no lady, but neither is she interesting. [Read a book.] Hearts in Exile: Grant Withers, Dolores Costello and James Kirkwood make in credible Russia incredible. [See what's on the radio.] The Mighty: In which the mighty George Bancroft becomes an artist of first rank. [See for yourself.] Young Nowheres: Richard Barthelmess in classic cinema. [Don't miss it.] Gold Diggers of Broadway: Nick Lucas, Ann Pennington, Winnie Lightner and all the chorus girls in the world sing, dance and worry a sort of plot to death. [If you like jazz.] The Mysterious Island: Elaborate proof that Jules Verne is a very dead author. [Let him rest.] The River: Mary Duncan and Charles Farrell in a man-to-woman battle for each other. [Just possibly.] 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.] — W. R. W. A Sale of Our No. 100 51 Gauge Ingrain Beauty that lasts to the final thread of every dainty pair is found in GOLD POINT hose. And colors that are truly wonderful in their permanence and brilliance. An incomparable guaranty proves their quality. GOLD POINT HOSIERY STORES WEST SIDE 4027 W. Madison St. LOOP STORES 70 E. Madison St. 37 S. State St. NORTH SIDE 1040 Wilson Ave. 4703 Broadway 609 Diversey ^'^P* The ^CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Changing residence? The Chicagoan will follow, naturally, but a bit more promptly if the appended form is utilized in advance. Two weeks are required to complete transfer. (New address) • (Name) „ - (Old address) - (Date of change) - - 30 TWE CHICAGOAN AMERICAS GREAT MUSIC HOUSE Choose Your Christmas Radio Where You Can Hear and Compare All the Best RCA Radiola $54 LESS TUBES ¦ Sparton $17950 WITH TUBES Victor $155 LESS TUBES Earl SO950 LESS TUBES Col onial $175 LESS TUBES Majesties LESS TUBES 116 Healy Lyotit Wabash c^j^ at Jackson 4646 Sheridan Road 870 E. 63rd St. 2410 Devon Ave. 4710 Lincoln Ave. 4047 Milwaukee Ave. IN OAK PARK: 123 Marion St. INEVANSTON:615DavisSt. MU/ICAL NOTE/ Can a Critic Be More Fatigued Than a T. B. M.? By ROBERT POLLAK THE local re' porters of music have in late years yelped loudly for more and more Wag ner. In part, through their ef- forts, the Chi cago Civic Opera has made a specific effort to add top-notch artists and con ductors to its German wing and to bring gradually all the major works of Richard Wagner back into the reper toire . Now that the stream of propa ganda is beginning to be felt the critical gentlemen have suddenly taken the perverse notion into their heads that Wagner is keeping them up too late. Their sudden turn about, like a bunch of sheep, would be more amusing if it were less damaging to the aesthetic status of the repertoire. But it is un fortunately true that if Prof. Moore, speaking of Die Wal\uere, wires that "presumably, it was over by one o'clock," a feeble wise crack be comes the literal truth for many pros pective customers of Mr. Insull. And if these customers, frightened by the Professor's implications, stay away in large droves Mr. Insull will lose money on Wagner. It had apparently become a matter of daily custom for the musi cal reporters to cry loudly for more Wagner and less Donizetti and Gou nod. Now that they are getting what they want they peevishly object to the size of the dose. I GRANT you that if the musical notes in the daily press are written with the interests of the tired business man at heart, there is a lot in these ob jections to Wagnerian duration. But I have always been under the impression, perhaps mistakenly, that it was the duty of the critic, to promote the un derstanding of fine music among peo ple who needed some guidance to un derstand it. Until a recent date the local critical fraternity correctly and nobly demanded that the public be given more Wagner. Now it is en couraging it to stay home. Then, too, there is something naive about this sudden wave of critical ob jection. Examination into a few dry statistics will reveal that it has little if any basis in fact. The elapsed time of Die Wal\uere in 1927, Polacco, con ducting, was three hours and thirty minutes. In the 1929 version, under Pollak, it ran three hours and thirty- five minutes from first to final curtain. Is it the five minute differential that accounts for all this parrot-like complaint? The 1927 performance of Tristan ran for three hours and fifty-three min utes. The elapsed time of the 1929 version, under Pollak, is three hours and forty-one minutes. As against the Bayreuth Festival performance, strik ing an average among many conduc tors, thirty-eight minutes are cut from the score so that Prof. Moore doesn't have to stay up too late. And the Tristan performance of 1929 that started all the hurtful hullabaloo is ac tually twelve minutes shorter than the performance in 1927 which was ap parently short enough to satisfy the boys. TO wield the cudgels a bit more. The same Prof. Moore (my! isn't he in for it today) avers that the Civic Opera should not delete the sewing room scene from its performance of Louise. That this is the weakest sec tion of Charpentier's score is no longer a matter for debate. It is omitted in almost every opera house in the world including, I believe, the Comique. If this scene were added the running time of the opera would be over four hours, more than that of any German score in the repertoire and Mr. Moore would just never get to bed. And, of course, the whole matter goes beyond a few controversial statis tics. There is not a single composer who does not have violent lapses from the usual level of his genius. If some of the passages in the first act of Tristan are duller than the Prelude or the Liebestod does this give any sup posed authority the right to call for violent excisions in the text. If we were to apply this same measuring- stick, that of musical excellence, to the repertoire of the average opera com pany, it would be necessary, to be critically consistent, to throw overboard an entire opera here and there. And TUE CHICAGOAN 31 that's O. K. by me. If Mr. Moore is annoyed by the feebleness of a few Wagnerian passages let him recommend the junking of La Giocanda and Iris and Lucia di Lammermoor. But may be they don't tire him so much. Horowitz vs. Stemway IT is just possible that Vladimir Horowitz became a little annoyed at some of his notices last year. The press gave the indubitable impression, on occasion, that here was a young man with a super-human technique and an awe-inspiring brilliance; that, after a few years he would come into a flowering maturity and be a truly great pianist. It may have been re marks on this general theme that prompted him to put the formidable Brahms Sonata in F on his recent pro gram at Orchestra Hall. He certainly succeeded in convincing this obscure reporter that he is as able to cope with the clangorous architectonics of Brahms as the fireworks of the Tschaikowsky Concerto. And he would have suc ceeded better if a corps of freight hands had not played catch with what was formerly a very good Steinway. Shalski THE indomitable M. Skalski who wants to conduct an orchestra con tinues to conduct an orchestra. A fort night ago at the Studebaker he presented a friendly house with the Scheherazade Suite and the Rosen\ava- lier Waltzes. And he offered, with the assistance of Miss Helen Burnett, who knows her Gershwin better than anybody around these parts, an excit ing performance of the piano concerto. That it has become necessary for him to assemble the same band at each of his programs is an obvious matter. When his orchestra has wanted the necessary precision of ensemble it has been patently because of the shifting of its personnel rather than because of any lack of talent on his part as a conductor. Don Qwchotte IF Massenet seems a little less inane than usual in the writing of Don Qjuichotte it is only because M. Vanni- Marcoux contributes to the title role his consummate genius as an actor. If the Messrs. Donaghey, Stevens, Col lins, et al. are particularly weary with the legitimate season they have only to wander over to 20 Wacker Drive to get a real thrill. For the basso makes Kroch's Brentano's Doubleday-Doran Book Shop Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Walden's Book Store Boston Store Fred Harvey, Union Station The Fair and other leading book stores THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST GREAT CITY A story of the Chicago of today by men who know the city. A dramatic portrayal by pen and picture of Chicago's beauty, strength and character. Not boastful but truthful . . . and withal, intensely interesting. 46 Contributed Monographs by- Lester Armour George M. Reynolds James Simpson Fred W. Sargent Rufus C. Dawes Edward L. Ryerson, Jr Edward TO . Hurley Walter Dill Scott Col. R. R. McCormick Melvin A. Traylor Robert Maynard Hutchins Edward Hines Wm. V. Kelly Frederick H. Scott Louis Eckstein Daniel H. Burnham R. Arthur Wood D. F. Kelly and Others , ;.. •* Beautifully illustrated with over 100 etchings and artistic photographs. In some ways the most impressive book ever as sembled on our city. — Chicago Tribune. Compiled and arranged by American Publishers Corporation Chicago the sublime fool of Cervantes what the novelist would have wanted him to be in the purlieus of opera, a pathetic standard-bearer for a forgotten chiv- airy. The episodes leading to the knight's eventual disillusion are pro foundly touching. And every gesture of the singer marks his complete sym' pathy with a skilful text. Massenet's music runs sweetly underground. Here and there, as in the scene of the wind mills and the ironic commentary of Sancho Pan^a, the composer leans so heavily on Beethoven and Mozart that the music seems like a conscious (and a very good) parody. * IS Orchestra Hall getting duller? A brief glance at the printed symphony programs and a rather sleepy attend ance at a few of them have about con vinced me that it is going to be tough to get a thrill this season at Herr Stock's palace of harmony. Imagine a pro gram stuffed out with a Saint-Saens Concerto (Rudolph Gans playing the Flugel), a concerto by the pedantic Reger, Strauss' noisy and swollen Macbeth and Loeffler's Pagan Poem. If the management of Orchestra Hall is anxious for constructive criticism I and my secret police will be glad to submit a list of modern com positions that would tickle the ears of the Saturday nighters. Constructive suggestion number one would be Ravel's arrangement of Moussorgski's Pictures from an Exhibition. 32 TWE CHICAGOAN It s positively blissful! That picked" up feeling after a ocwl of mussels. That savory zest in Oysters L'Aiglon or the slip of a knife into melting squab. Each disk by our Frenck ckef is a rare experience for discerning diners -out. Lunckeon, dinner and supper, witk dancing from six until two. 22 E. Ontario DELaware 19 09 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 WOMt JUITE HOME Building for the (Family) Ages By RUTH G. BERGMAN ;OR better or for worse co operative apart- m e n t buildings are rapidly multi plying in Chica go. It does not necessarly follow that for this reason they are good since there is probably less wisdom in num bers than there is supposed to be safety. But neither can the increase in co-ops be explained on Mr. Bar- num's basis as long as they continue to find purchasers among wise men of sober judgment and long business experience. Fortunately we are not concerned here with the financial or legal aspects of the co-op. Viewed solely as a place in which a family may live with the greatest degree of com fort and satisfaction, it usually has much to commend it. To be sure there are undesirable co-ops just as there are undesirable rental apartments; but in a comparison of averages the former would probably come out ahead on various counts. It is axiomatic that a man builds a better house for his own use than for investment purposes. While the co operative owner is rarely the builder yet he demands good construction when he buys and usually he gets it. Good construction means not only durability but livability; not only wrought iron pipes for permanence but good sound-proofing for comfort; not only the best heating system for economy but enclosed radiators for cleanliness and beauty. Furthermore when a man buys he is generally will ing to pay for luxuries which he would forego on a monthly rental basis. Thus co-ops run to genuine walnut panel ling, filtered water in every apartment, tiled walls in every bath and kitchen. AND these generalizations lead di- , rectly to 3240 Sheridan Road which I find I have quite unconsciously been describing. The building has one of the most desirable sites in a city whose long lake shore affords many desirable sites. It stands at the cross roads where the Lincoln Park Outer, or Beach Drive intersects Sheridan Road and the equestrian statue of Sheridan marks the spot. Spread out before the building is a panorama of park and yacht harbor, lake and tower town. Owing to its strategic location on the northwest corner of Sheridan and Melrose the view will not be im paired by future building operations. Apartments range from six rooms to what have you the money to buy. The first seventeen floors provide four apartments each, of six, seven, eight and nine rooms. On the three top floors are larger apartments arranged to suit the owner. Two of the latter have their own large roof terraces where, ultimately, flowers will bloom, fountains will plash and owners can play the radio while Chicago burns in the heat of summer. One of the pleas ant surprises offered by 3240 lies in the generous proportions of the rooms throughout. The difference between a six and a nine room apartment is found only in the number and not the size of the rooms. Except in the special and duplex apartments living rooms are of equal and ample dimensions regardless of the number of rooms in the apartment. Every living room has a wood-burn ing fireplace, every master bedroom has two closets and a tiled bath, every apartment has a generous butler's pan try and a kitchen both of which con tain commodious built-in cabinets. No parking signs on the boulevard do not trouble these tenant owners who have their own eighty-car garage back of the building. The architects are Mc- Nally and Quinn who add weight to the growing belief that Chicago is be ginning to lead the world architectur ally not only by virtue of their very creditable buildings but also because their degrees from Armour Institute indicate that architects as well as architecture can be produced here. AT 1420 Lake Shore Drive stands > another luxurious co-op still un der construction. Although a model furnished apartment is now on display the building as a whole is as yet suffi ciently incomplete to enable purchasers to move partitions and install fixtures of their own choice with the greatest TI4E CHICAGOAN 33 ease and the least expense. Floors, three to fifteen, are divided into two apartments each. The top floors are reserved for the usual special accommo dations which are here designated as simplex, duplex, bungalow and maison ette. I don't know what is meant by a maisonette, but I don't hold that against it and judging by what I have seen of the rest of the building I feel safe in assuming that it is useful as well as beautiful. Top floor purchasers are offered conservatories and open air ter races. Every apartment in the build ing has three exposures and enjoys a decidedly better than average amount of air, light and view. The two to a floor apartments con sist of nine and ten rooms. A little judicious scene shifting provides these with either an extra master chamber or maid's room. Additional quarters for maids and butlers are provided on the second floor. The typical apart ment has a happy grouping of recep tion hall, living room, dining room and library which should meet with the approval of any hostess. The bed rooms each with nicely appointed bath are well separated from the living apartments, thus assuring privacy and quiet. All apartments have many large closets which include silver, fur and blanket vaults. The nine room apartment has one, and the ten room unit has two dressing closets adjoining master chambers and baths. All radia tors are concealed and what is more rare, thermostatically controlled. BUT the north side has no monopoly on co-ops. They cluster also around the south parks and the South Shore Country Club. One of these is situated at 6901 Oglesby, two blocks from the country club, two blocks from Jackson Park and in convenient prox imity to the south shore business sec tion. There is a bus line around the corner and the Illinois Central service brings this location within fifteen minutes of the loop. The garage at the rear of the building has a wide, flat roof that offers both shelter for the cars of tenant owners and pleasure for their families since it has been convert ed into an attractive terrace. This co-op is essentially homelike. The quiet neighborhood, the arrange ment of apartments on each floor and the placing of rooms in each apartment all contribute to the feeling of coriness found in separate dwellings. More about this in the next issue. The Chateau du Lude You wandered all through it marvel ling at the painstaking craftsmanship .... its rare inherent beauty and symmetry the great round medallions on the walls — "Could there be such another lovely place in the world?" You were inclined to think "no." But then you hadn't heard of Kelly Interior Crafts. Kelly can re-create this and many other magnificent settings right in your own home — a library from England, a drawing room after the manner of the Louis', an artistically tiled floor from Old Spain. Call At Our Studio KELLY INTERIOR CRAFTS CO. 905-11 North Wells St. Chicago Specializing in Producing Antique Effects 34 TUE CHICAGOAN _ -L _ th&Creok WMUKTa To dine in the Creole manner with the house of Alciatore is to dine, in certain respects, better than in Paris. The true Creole cuisine is scrupu lously adapted to foodstuffs native to the American continent and here prepared in the tradition of five generations of the Alciatores of New Orleans. Similarly, there is no dish served in New Orleans you may not have in Chicago; there are many dishes served in the Chicago Louisiane unattainable in the Old French Quarter. Nothing magic about it. It is an advantage due to superior rail transportation to the Chicago area. There is no couvert charge at any time. Luncheon is from twelve to two daily. You may dance from seven until one evenings. Table cThote 6 to 9 evenings 1.75 per person Telephone Michigan 1837 1341 South Michigan Avenue BOOK/ A Brisk Biography of Benjamin Franklin By SUSAN WILBUR &C/CM6QX* AS I write, everybody is still wonder ing what effect recent events in the stock market are going to have on the Christmas book business. Whether every body will be too broke to buy presents at all, or whether they will be just broke enough so that they will be send ing two volume biographies instead of diamond necklaces. And in the meantime along with the expensive new biographies there ar rives one which is such a bargain as has not been seen since Roman times — if then. How were the publishers ever able to do it. Why the pictures alone. And so on. These seem to be considered in book circles the appropriate remarks to make about Fran\lin: The Apostle of Modern Times by Bernard Fay. So we make them. Though why anyone should stop to make them when there is so much else to say is beyond us. To be sure the book has only been out for four days, and some people may not have had time to read it yet. Though even if they hadn't, they ought to be able to improvise something such as; Isn't it too perfectly fascinating to get a Frenchman's view of Franklin: you can just imagine how the French are going to feel when Brand Whitlock's LaFayette gets translated into French. ACTUALLY, however, this is not the significant thing. The book is not a new view of Franklin — in the sense in which Phillips Russell's first civilised American was — nor like Mr. Russell's designed with a view to startling the reader. It is, rather, the latest news about Franklin, with M. Fay in the double role of detective and reporter. Nearly nine hundred un published letters, hitherto unused by biographers, have been made to yield up their secrets, to give a consecutive story of Franklin's career as a Mason, and its fundamental importance to what he was able to do for America in France, to pin down his religious beliefs, to give a new theoretical color to his political activities, to amplify what we already knew about his love affairs. And yet it is well for the unwary reader that M. Fay calls attention to these things in his preface. The tex ture of the book is so even that you might never suspect it of astonishing discoveries. Yet the new discoveries themselves are hardly more significant than the way in which the author builds Frank lin into his American background and also into his world background. The background of eighteenth century thought as a whole. Advanced think ers opposing inoculation for smallpox on the ground that it did not seem logical. The pulpit thundering against Franklin's lightning rods on the ground that they subverted the divine mani festation that was intended when a house was to be struck by lightning. The tentative vegetarianism, preached partly for health's sake, partly out of deference to an animal's soul, that en abled Franklin to save the first pennies toward his escape to Philadelphia. Early in his story, M. Fay has things to say about the "corporation of trav ellers" that existed in the eighteenth century, among them "Casanova de Seingalt, who had come up from no where." And to remark that Frank lin's trade alone saved him from be coming a member of this international aristocracy of the road, which num bered Casanova and Cagliostro among its members. FOR years now it has been quite an indoor sport among scholars of the period to check up on one adventure or another as recorded in the Memoirs of Casanova. Sometimes a paragraph or two of Casanova will yield a whole book of discussion, as witness the re cent Casanova Loved Her. Until now, however, Casanova has never achieved a full length biography. The results of S. Guy Endore's new life of him are as piquant in their way as M. Fay's findings about Franklin. Except that it's a different way. All you have to do to Franklin's Autobiography is to enlarge upon it, while what you have to do to Casanova's six volumes is plenty. THE CHICAGOAN 35 Child ren s Booki WE didn't celebrate Children's book week in these columns at the proper time, nor shall we indulge in a belated celebration now. It's only this. What will those dear children be reading next? If left alone in the house, they have of course been known to read Dreiser, Hamsun, or even mother's books on child training. All of which is only natural. But it does surprise us when one of the juvenile book clubs hands out as its December choice The Romance of Antar. Antar is of course a good authentic Arabian folk tale, seasoned in the wood. But you don't get Antar primers in Arabic as you get Hiawatha primers in Ameri can. On the contrary, Antar is what the sheiks listen to about their camp- fires. And Mrs. Tietjens has never believed in writing down to children. In other words this is not a holiday gift suggestion: it's a suggestion for your own personal reading, this being for all practical purposes Antar 's first appearance in English. While we're on the subject, how ever, we may as well mention Alice in Elephantland, too, for if you have read Mrs. Bradley's grown book about their second African expedition, you will enjoy this footnote to it, in terms of the member of the party whose part it was to stay at home and greet the re turning hunters, which, if they re turned early enough, she was quite likely to do fudge-pan in hand. Fur thermore Alice's drawings of elephants, lions, natives, giraffes, and father try ing to shave while she asks questions, are about the liveliest thing of their kind. Another still more juvenile book which puts the adult reader simply open mouthed is Lydia J. Trowbridge's Betty of the Consulate, I have it in writing that her father's consular com mission was signed A. Lincoln. This book is based upon things that she her self remembers, plus things that her family told her, about old China and the voyage thither by sailing vessel in the sixties. Chicago — IT is possible that Chicago: The World's Youngest Great City (American Publishers' Corporation) was intended to inform the outside business man of what is really going on in Chicago. A counter-blast as it were to the rattle of machine-guns. Restaurant Makes Hotel Says Manager Few people stop to realize 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 365 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." ^P f Give your partywhere, 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 Plaza 1000 However, the book contains much that will be new to the life-long citizen. Most of the pictures, of course, he will recognize. But even some of the pic tures — that, for instance, of the under ground tunnel system for freight de livery — will be new to him. The book is written by the men who made the city. Thus the presidents of Chicago and Northwestern write about their respective universities, Lester Armour covers packing, Rufus C. Dawes tells about the coming World Fair, George M. Reynolds discusses banking, Ed ward Hines tells about the lumber in dustry and so on. The only omissions in the book seem to be racketeering and literature. The book is an octavo volume well printed in double column and with an average of over a picture to a page. These pictures include half-tones of buildings, boulevards, the details of great enterprises and a number of re productions of drawings and etchings. In all a very adequate calling card for a civilized and sophisticated city. More Briefly Whiteoa\s of Jalna, by Mazo de la Roche. (Little, Brown.) A sequel to Jalna, wherein Grandma Whiteoak dies at last and the will is read, giving her money in a direction which no body likes, least of all the recipient, but which turns out to have been a rather good idea after all. The two books balance each other like the two hemispheres, which means that this one has a happy ending. Sailors of Fortune, by William McFee. (Doubleday, Doran.) The hitherto unpublished story in this collection, "The Son of the Commodore'1 gives a crews'-eye view of a sea tragedy not unlike the Vestris disaster. Others follow the philanderings of Captain Musker in his search for the perfect lady passenger. Still others have to do with the Caribbean and the Isles of Greece. > Dido: Queen of Hearts, by Gertrude Ath- erton. (Appleton.) Wherein Miss Atherton celebrates the bi- millennium of Virgil's birth by showing that even as Dido was a mere incident in the life of Aeneas, as Aeneas was a mere inci dent in the life of Dido. And that she committed suicide not so much for love as for political reasons. 36 TUE CHICAGOAN For that Southern Sojourn Sportswear Gowns Wraps Millinery Accessories Frank Sullivan, Inc. Sixteen-fifteen Sherman Ave. Evanston ANNABELL CHUD NEW Princess Silhouette and Foundation Corsette Lingerie Ensembles Hosiery ? Moderate Prices ? Gentlemen Do Your Christmas Shopping at "ANNABELL CHUD'S" Dearborn 5965 P1TTSFIELD ROTUNDA 33 No. Wabash Announcing Our Semv Annual Sale on our Fall and Winter Models Sharp Reductions Arcade Building 616 S. Michigan Ave. The CWICACOENNE Gifts for Children and Assorted Adults By MARCIA VAUGHN IN the frenzy of the toy sec tions just before Christmas the best idea, if you are honestly buy ing for some child and not just having a good time, is to watch for the displays that attract a lot of adults — and then avoid them. Almost invariably the toy that seems just "too adorable" or "pretty clever" to inexperienced grown-ups is some thing that will bore any youngster to tears. One of the few exceptions is electric train stuff which is perfectly suited to boys (and some girls) old enough to handle it. If you can fight your way through the crowds of men gathered around them be sure to see the train exhibitions at Mandel's and Field's. These are startling in their completeness, with everything from signal lights and switches to mountain scenery and gravel for gradings. For other gifts we have been prowl ing about the toy shops, psychology and child desires well in mind, to se lect things that will be really played with and enjoyed. Starting with the very young, whose tastes are the same be they feminine or masculine, you simply cannot invest in too many blocks. If that seems a pretty old idea just wander about and see the varieties displayed. On the classic fourth floor at Field's are nests of blocks, which are the particular de light of the one to three year olds, all sorts of alphabet and picture affairs, and others in squares, triangles, rods, curved ends, to permit the construction of houses, furniture and trains. An impressive gift is a generous box of blocks in all shapes and sizes for these building purposes. Carson's toy sec tion has them in large wooden cabinets — the Milton Bradley sets (which rank ace-high with nursery school and kin dergarten authorities) and the equally recommended Schoenhut sets in wooden carts which may be easily pulled any where in the house. FROM about two years on they be gin to imitate adult activities and go crazy over miniatures of furniture and all that sort of thing. For little girls, look at the grand collection of housekeeping things. Field's have a neat little iron, electric, which cannot get overheated; electric stoves from five dollars to fifty; the American Girl sewing machine which can very effi ciently sew doll's clothes; and cases and cases of toy furniture. In toy furni ture, except for those girls who have full sized houses in which they can practically live themselves, it seems the small girls want large furniture and the eight and ten year olds like lavish collections of the very tiny things. It is surprising how intricate the manu facturers get with these furnishings that range from half an inch to a few inches at the largest — banjo clocks, Chippendale mirrors, tea sets, hooked rugs, everything from kitchen to hall. Musical toys, though they may drive parents insane, are supposed to de velop rhythmic instincts and they cer tainly are welcomed by the children themselves. Toy victrolas are modestly priced, the Pygmiphone and Bingola at Field's and Carson's for as little as five dollars, are strong and play the tiny Mother Goose records that are sold for them very expertly. There are of course larger ones in quite fancy cabinet styles which play all records. One of the inexpensive musical gad gets is the Rollmonica at Field's. Four rolls with sprightly little tunes are part of the original equipment and addi tional rolls may be purchased. This is played simply by breathing in and out the tube and turning a little crank. The music is fairly good — delicate and not ear-piercing. DOLLS are always legion and al ways beloved. I have yet to see any child who falls for the exquisite, touch-me-not bisque creations beloved by their elders. They do like human dolls that can be dressed and undressed — that clothes matter is a pretty im portant point. There are scores of in triguing baby dolls and mechanical dolls representing every age and nation, but none to my mind can equal the delectable families created by Kathe Kruse in Germany. These have soft, realistic bodies and composition heads TUECUICAGOAN 37 4) Even Santa Claus — Si would appreciate a box of i JULIA KINGS: DeLciovs Mom& Made CANDieS 70c-80c-#1.00 lb. \118 No. Dearborn . 129 So. Wabash 111 So. Clark M The after-theatre crowd has found Ricketts the best place in the city for waffles and tasty sandwiches of every description. Drop in tonight. RICKETTS WAFFLE SHOP 2727 North Clark Street at Diversey "The Lights Afever Go Out at Ricketts" Read Polo The Magazine of the Came Quigley Publishing Co. •107 So. Dearborn Chicago CAVANNA Drapery and Curtain Works, Inc. 653-655 Diversey Parkway CURTAIN Lace Curtains Slip Covers Silk Draperies Fine Linens Blankets Furnishings CLEANERS Mending and Alterations 22 Years Good Work and Service Calls and Deliveries Everywhere Bittersweet 1263-1387 Free Information ON SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES A specialized service in choosing a school absolutely free of charge to you. For busy parents and questioning boys and girls reliable information about the kind of school desired. Why select hurriedly when expert advice can be had by writing to THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS School and College Bureau Dept. P, Daily News Plaza, 400 W. Madison St. Chicago, III. with the most appealing and lifelike features you ever saw. They are genu' ine treasures and last indefinitely. Each one is an original by Kathe Kruse and there are not so many of them rolling about, so run around to see the case of them on display at Field's. They range in price from about seven to thirty dollars and are just about the finest investment you can make for any child. Another especially appeal ing group of dolls is imported from France by the Grande Maison de Blanc at Michigan and Delaware Place. These also have loose childish bodies and are perfect replicas of French children in their smart little linen dresses or suits. All the clothes on both the French and Kathe Kruse dolls are as well made as any children's things and may be taken off, washed and played with just about forever. CHILD experts have preached so incessantly on the subject of con structive toys, building sets and things, that the collections of this type of toy are positively dizzying. Most of them are pretty fine, too, only don't make the mistake of getting too complicated a set for the young boy or too simple a set for the superior older boy. Some of the standard sets, like Erector, come in a variety of groupings — a compara tively simple set for boys about seven or eight and extremely technical sets that bewildered this observer com pletely but would probably enchant any intelligent mechanically minded youth. For younger boys the house and village building sets like Lincoln Logs and Falcon Building Lumber are excellent. Both Field's and Carson's have a new Mak-a-Clock set which has all the necessary parts with which to construct an honest to koodness, time keeping clock. Airplane building seems to be one of our major youthful industries. At Carson's the Airplane Model League of America registers boys and girls who are going in for this in a determined way and keeps up their interest and information the year round. Here are all the parts for authentic models of Curtiss, Fokker and Ford planes, as well as every gradation of simpler things. The scientific youth will enjoy the Chemcraft sets at Carson's which give him the necessary equipment for mak ing inks, testing water, foods, and so on. Von Lengerke and Antoine have some fine microscope sets for this type of boy, too. Nothing could be finer Here at Last is the PERFECT Light for Bridge AC E - H |l EGE Pat. 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. At Department Stores, Specialty Shops, etc. $/Cper MELODELITE CORP. V/Pair 130 w- 42"d St., New York For Xmas Gifts We are offering at our salon in the DRAKE HOTEL a display of exceptionally rare and prized 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 38 TUE CHICAGOAN A Slightly Commercial Christmas Message She who expects an emerald bracelet this year will hardly fall upon your neck with joy if you substitute a year's subscription to THE CHICAGOAN. But think of all the others about whom something has to be done : Hybrids who are more than acquain tances, less than intimate friends. Acquaintances who should be turned into friends. Friends whose tastes you wot not of. Anyone you ve forgotten — up to now. And Good Friends — even of the emerald per suasion — will consider you just too thoughtful for anything if you tuck in a bit of extra sparkle in the shape of THE CHICAGOAN'S an nouncement that the twenty-six issues of 1930 are theirs. For you may go wrong on gadgets, but a subscription to THE CHICAGOAN is always a gracious gesture. In a word — the coupon! The Chicagoan jour'O'seven south dearborn chicago, 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. (7\[ame) (Address) (Sender s name) (Sender s address) for the embryo mechanical engineer than the Knapp Workshop at Field's which, for the extremely reasonable price of $22.00, gives him a miniature lathe, jig saw, sander and grinder, all the tools, and a motor to run the ma chines so that he may produce innum erable and quite professional articles of wood. And besides all these are hundreds of miscellaneous things that make noble gifts. At Von Lengerke and Antoine are movie cameras, a vest pocket camera embellished by the Boy Scout emblem, outing kits for boy scouts, and a beautiful game department where you may indulge in archery sets, Ping Pong, skate sails, table tennis, and everything else under the sun. If you are getting sports equipment be sure to get the professional, very good things that are dispensed by stores such as this. Boys and girls are horribly wise about equip ment for their favorite sports and scorn anything that is shoddy. For very young golfers Carson's have a fine matched set of tiny clubs and bag en dorsed by Gene Sarazen — and only six dollars. FOR girls getting on into the teens there is all the world of personal accessories, the simple adult bags, gloves, handkerchiefs and costume jewelry. (Costume jewelry was ex haustively discussed in the Chicagoan of November 23d.) Lovely finery is appreciated by all girl children, and reaches its exquisite peak in the French room of Field's fourth floor or in the children's section of Grande Maison de Blanc. These linen or batiste dresses, or suits for little boys for that matter, are utterly simple and yet have that same style flair that is evident in the grandest creations of Chanel or Lanvin. And so to a few odd notes which may just happen to meet your juvenile problem: boxes of stationery with cir cus figures prancing around the margin, designed by Tony Sarg, in Field's sta tionery department; sets of llama or chinchilla berets and muffs, the berets trimmed jauntily with a feather quill, on Carson's junior floor; Scott's Stand ard Postage Stamp Collection, the bible of collectors, fourth floor, Field's; a group of inexpensive wooden toys and pencils, napkin rings in the shapes of kittens, dogs, rabbits, all washable and attractively decorated by mountaineer children in North Carolina, in Carson's toy section; soft leather cases for pins and hairpins to fit into the meticulous TI4ECWCAG0AN 39 The Belmont Not that men them selves are difficult, but they do present a prob lem when it comes to food. So the Belmont has made a special point of having a chef and kitchen which will please even the most discriminating of men. There are a few luxuri ously appointed salons available for Christmas and New Year's fes tivities. For reservations please ask for Mr. Pfeiler, our maitre d'hotel, who will personally see that your party is a success. At 3100 North Telephone BITTERSWEET 2100 Under the personal direction of B. E. de MURG adolescent's purse, in the leather sec tion, first floor, Field's — and just a few cents; and the makings for an aqua rium, available in Field's second floor or other home furnishing sections. An aquarium, a bird cage suitably occupied, or a puppy is the perfect gift for chil dren who have reached the age of rea son, six or seven at least, and who are crazy enough about pets to care for them properly. And always there are books! Assorted Suggestions Perfumes must be chosen with Dis crimination and a rather sure knowledge of the lady's preferences, but when well done they make a grand gift. The cou- tourier perfumes are fashionable this year and in very good taste. A set of the Lelong modulations, Chanel's famous num bers, Worth's elegant scent in its long green bottle like a fantastic new skyscraper on a sculptured base — to be found at Saks, Stevens, Field's or Carson's. Saks have a smart set by Molyneux in square, polished metal with lipstick, compact and perfume. One of the loveliest bottles and exquisite piquant fragrance is Stevens' Perfume of the Seasons. Another big favorite here is C'est Ca, very fresh and lasting without a hint of cloying sweetness. The smaller bottles of Stevens' perfume numbers, from one to nine, are sure to be well received, and are easily selected because they range numerically from very delicate through all the gradations to the quite exotic. It would take a perfume treatise of many pages to cover all the notable scents but this should be enough to start you on a sniffing orgy. * Brant's Linen Store has, as usual, an exciting group of imports. Very fashion able this year are French luncheon sets in blocked handkerchief linen, the designs bright flowers or fruits — be sure to see the fruits — and available in sets with either run ners and napkins or square cloth arid nap kins. Their cocktail napkins are delightful in sets of pastel colors, dozens made up of two pink, two yellow, two greens, etc. The Grande Maison de Blanc, by the way, has some gay little beverage sets too, in natural colored linen with brilliant cocks embroid ered on them or in French blue with yel low appliqued cocks. At Brant's are also some glorious pastel luncheon sets in very soft green and one in a melon shade that is good enough to eat as is. These things are all very happily priced, none of them costly, and for a dollar or two you can pick up here beautiful handkerchiefs; hot plate pads of composition board in a satiny finish, all colors, and washable; and the de lightful cleaning sets of chamois, scouring cloths, German dishcloths and cleaning cloths, silver polishing cloths all neatly pack aged and a decidedly amusing and practical gift. * If you hate to rush, even during the Christmas season, do your shopping at the W. P. Nelson shop in the Drake or Hoops on South Wabash. You can browse to your heart's content here and emerge Bottled at the Spring means that every bottle of CHIPPEWA WATER sold in Chi- , cago is packed in clear crys tal bottles that are washed, rinsed and sterilised in CHIPPEWA WATER before being filled. BOTTLED AT THE SPRING means that CHIP PEWA WATER is never held in any other container but the bottle you receive it in. BOTTLED AT THE SPRING means that CHIP PEWA WATER is packed and shipped in conformity with all Interstate Com merce laws. For your health's sake, de mand CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water "The Purest and Softest Spring Water in the World" BOTTLED AT THE SPRING Delivered everywhere Chippewa Spring Water Company 1318 S. Canal St. Phone Roosevelt 2920 40 TI4ECWICAGOAN :ttUJ appreciation Wrtat tetter gift at this late hour could one nnd had he a whole year to select it + + + +' + E COMMONWEALTH EDISON Q LECTRIC SHOPJ 72 WEST ADAMS STREET AND BRANCHES Federal Coupons Given S>oA Gowns Costumes —Wraps to Order 840 N. Michigan Ave. Telephone Superior 2092 with anything from a dollar ashtray to a thousand dollar commode. Nelson has a fine collection of lamp bases in porcelains, pottery, rose quartz, Sevres reproductions, or modernistic designs and a very extensive group of table glass and china. In the glass are splendid reproductions of English and early American crystal, some lovely col ored goblets and tumblers in old thumb- press design with bases of clear, square crystal. One of the best looking service plates I have seen is here, reminiscent of celadon and Oriental in design, but manu factured in America and remarkably inex pensive. * Occasional tables make a lovely gift and are here, some antiques and many perfect reproductions. Look at the repro duction of an exquisite Chippendale with delicate fretwork railing, at a tiny square tilt table, the whole group of coffee tables, and one gay yellow Venetian table. Hoops, too, is full of ideas. The first floor here is so wealthy in crystal and porce lains and pottery that it is a bit staggering to describe. Things that caught my eye on one swift journey: Demi-tasse sets of Aus trian porcelain; modern Sevres jars in a magnificent deep red; liqueur sets and de canters without end; an amazing collection of Sheffield reproductions that would grace a Georgian mansion; cloisonne jars and boxes; fine French miniatures; tapestries, andirons; rose quartz lamp bases — oh, run along and see. * One of the neatest and best looking things yet in the way of umbrellas is the one that folds up to fit into the bottom of a purse. The set is smart and exceedingly practical and when it isn't raining no one would ever know that you are toting an unmbrella in your bag. In Carson's um brella section, first floor. * BASKETS FOR CHRONIC HOSTESSES ARE A thoughtful idea and usually received with shrieks of joy. And if there is anything more exciting than making up a swell box of the delicacies you find at Kunze's for instance, I have yet to discover it. Im ported preserves, ginger in Chinese jars, the noblest Strasbourg pate de foie gras, boxes of marrons glace, a jar of English clover honey, a bottle of icicle pickles, a little wooden keg of spiced California figs, super- colossal ripe olives. Another grand idea here are the large boxes of assorted leb- kuchen from Nuremberg. These are really delightful eating and come in perfect boxes. all scrolls and old-fashioned German legends that make you feel certain of Kris Kringle. Go, Chicago [BEGIN ON PAGE 25} French Line — France, 29 days, January 11th; second cruise, 29 days, February 12th — En Route Bureau, Palmer House. Holland-American — Rotterdam, 72 days, February 6th — American Express, 70 E. Randolph. White Star — Adriatic, 46 days, March 8th; Laurentic, 46 days, February 27th — 180 N. Michigan; Calgaric, 68 days, Februaiy 15th — James Boring Co.; Homeric, 6 7 days, January 25th — -Thomas Cook, 350 N. Michigan. ¦ — LUCIA LEWIS. 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 Private Entertainment Those genuinely aware people who are scrupulous in providing well planned entertainment for any occasion know that an occasion is made notable indeed when its diversion is supervised by Lucille Carewe assisted by Otto R. Sieloff. Music or private entertain- ment furnished by Miss Carewe i invariably a dis- t i n g uished gesture. LUCILE CAREWE One-Six-Two North State Street Dearborn 8664 SHOP AT DIXON SHOP 56 E. Erie Sup. 0536 Unusual Christmas Gifts, lamps, and a few choice antiques. Other items. Open evenings by ap pointment. And in the Next CHICAQOAN- Rufus Dawes— Chicagoan A Personal Sketch by Romola V oynoxv A boy at the Philadelphia centennial in 1876, a youth at the Boston exposition in 1883, an interested young man on the Midway in 1893 — president of the Century of Progress organization in 1929 — Rufus Dawes is almost as great a story as he is a Chicagoan. Miss Voynow, writer oi "James Keeley — Lord oi the Fourth Estate," narrates it with striking verve in the next issue. An Excerpt : "Very tall and very slender, he sits at the end of a long table in an office flooded with sunlight. His hair is gray and combed so that it very nearly conceals the bald spot in the center. His face is long and narrow, with mild gray eyes and a longish nose. Occasionally he bends his swivel chair comfortably back and lifts his feet to the table-top. The shoes are dark brown, and the ankles are encased in light spats. Long fingers toy with a ftince nez on a black silk ribbon which is adjusted at times on the bridge of that aristocratic nose. And always there is a lighted cigarette in one hand." AN ANCIENT HAS BEEN PREJUDICE REMOVED "TOASTING DID IT"— Gone is that ancient prejudice against cigarettes — Progress has been made. We removed the preju dice against cigarettes when we removed from the tobaccos harmful corrosive ACRIDS {pungent irritants) present in cigarettes manufactured in the old-fashioned way. Thus "TOASTING" has destroyed that ancient prejudice against cigarette smoking by men and by women. It's toasted No Throat Irritation-No Cough.