,1930 Price 15 Cents IO transfer Raleigh from its own clever packet to a social con trivance of irreproachable gold will not improve the blended flavor of the cigarette . . it would not startle Raleigh , who was born something of an aristocrat ; it will probably not protect the cigar ettes' plump, smooth freshness quite as well as Raleigh's own case. .However, stone walls do not a prison make, nor golden cases a 'perfect even smoke . '^^ Transfer it, if you like. (Tffytown and cWilU<urtMM (Tobacco Oolp&tation^, ^-^ LOUISVILLE.. KENTUCKY ^Q TUECUICAGOAN Cyrom y^Jur C?J oui kern wear L^oi lech o MARTHA WEATHERED SHOPS n THE CHICAGOAN STAGE Musical Comedy SHOW BOAT— Illinois, 65 East Jackson. Harrison 6510. Rolling along like OV Man River this big and handsome piece bridges the New Year. Charles Win' ninger, Jules Bledsoe and a songful cast give utterance to the now famous score. Curtain 8:15. Sat.and Wed. 2:15. +A NIGHT IH VENICE— Majestic, 22 West Monroe. Central 8240. This lush Shubert revue shifts to Venice but that fails to dampen the hilarious antics of Ted Healy. Beth and Betty Dodge flut ter pleasingly through the performance and a pair of rough-neck acrobats, Joe and Pete Michon, mark another high note in a lively piece. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Each night, $4.40. Matinees, $3. -KA^IMAL CRACKERS— Grand Opera House, 119 North Clark. Central 8240. The Four Marx Brothers in a limited en- gagement of the skit that has kept their audiences roaring for an apparently in* terminable run in the east. The four foremost fools of the stage. Curtain 8:15. Sat and Wed. 2:15. Monday to Friday, $4.40. Sat. and Sun., $5.50. All matinees, $3. -KNEW MOON— Great Northern, 20 West Quincy. Central 8240. A typical Schwalb and Mandel setting, Romberg score, and the good voices of Roscoe Ails, George Houston, and Charlotte Lansing, swing this excellent operetta into the new year. Curtain 8:15. Sat. and Wed. 2:15. Monday to Friday, $3.85. Sat. and Sun., $4.40. Wed. Mat., $2.50. Sat. Mat., $3. •KBLACKBIRDS— Adelphi, 11 North Clark. Randolph 4466. A negro revue with tap'dancing, strutting, and low-down blues such as have not hit the Town since Shuffle Along. A stirring dusky choir, and altogether a gay and exciting affair. Curtain 8:20. Wed. and Sat., 2:20. Sat., Sun. and holidays, $4.40. Other nights $3.85. Matinees, both $2.50. *]UHE MOON— Selwyn, 180 North Dear- born. Central 3404. A rib-busting take off on Tin Pan Alley and the perpetrators of theme songs by Ring Lardner and Kaufman. 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. Elmer Davis' Pulitzer Prize play of strenuous life in slum streets. To be reviewed. Curtain "THE CHIC AGO AN" PRESENTS— The Dance, by Sandor Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 couverts and capers 4 Editorially 7 Noteworthy Chicagoans, 1929, by Joseph P. Pollard 9 Frederick Stock Broadcasts, by Sandor 10 This, Then, Is Russia, by E. S. Kennedy 11 Disraeli, by Nat Karson 12 1930 Without Looking, by Francis C. Coughlin 13 Overtones, by John C. Emery 14 Town Talk 15 Night Club, by Phil Nesbitt 18 Rufus Dawes — Chicagoan, by Romola Voynow 19 The Stage, by Charles Collins... 21 Correspondence 22 Cinema, by William R. Weaver 23 Music, by Robert Pollak 24 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 28 The Chicagoenne, by Marcia Vaughn 30 Books, by Susan Wilbur 34 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Sunday to Friday, $3. Sat. $3.85. Matinees De cember 27, 28, 30 and 31, Jan. 1 and 4, $2.50. +WFimrE SHOEBLACK— Princess, 319 South Clark. Central 8240. Helen Menken and Leslie Banks in the latest offering of Chicago's alert and able Dra matic League. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30, plus holiday matinees. Nights, $3. Matinees, $2. +BLUE HEAVEN— Garrick, 64 W. Ran dolph. Central 8240. A drama of flam ing youth. To be reviewed. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Every eve ning $3. Mat. Wed. and Sat., $2. *BIRD IN HAND— Harris, 170 N. Dear born. Central 8240. Deft London com- THE CHICAGOANS Theater Ticket Service Stars opposite theaters listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 29. edy by John Drinkwater. To be re viewed. 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'Neill's big piece, verbally trounced by Charles Collins, but interesting theater none-the-less, begins promptly at 5:30 o'clock, offers an interval from 7:45 un til 9 for dinner and gets you to bed sometime after 11. There are neither Sunday nor matinee performances. Re member, 5:30 sharp. TOUR DU MONDE— Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 7085. A romp with Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days appraised as thor oughly amusing by Charles Collins on page 21 of this issue. Curtain 8:30. Mat. Fri. only, 2:30. No Monday per formance. MT HE 3UEEN BEE— Cort, 132 North Dearborn. Central 0019. A comedy of suburban life pleasantly and amusing seen in a good humored environment and with people who seem familiar as the neigh bors. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. Monday to Friday, $2.50. Sat., $3. Wed. Mat., $2. Sat. Mat., $2.50. BROTHERS— Erlanger, 127 North Clark. State 2461. Bert Lytell in a melodrama of the rousing old-fashioned stripe and a pleasant evening among the anachronisms. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. THE PATCH WORK GIRL OF OZ— Sel wyn, 180 North Dearborn. Central 3404. The Junior League offers a child's play merrily done and a splendid holiday treat for children as well as for those grown ups who like A. A. Milne. ILLEGAL PRACTICE— Playhouse, 410 South Michigan. Harrison 2300. A farce — or maybe it's a melodrama — re viewed at some length by Charles Collins on page 21 of this book. Curtain 8:30. Sat. and Wed. 2:30. *CIVIC SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY— Civic Theater, Wacker Drive at Wash ington. An endowed and handsome theatre headed by Fritz Leiber and re-en forced by a veteran and talented cast pre sents the Bard zestfully indeed. See page 21. Week of December 23, The Taming of the Shrew. Week of Decem ber 30, Twelfth Night. Week of Janu ary 6, Richard III. Evenings and Sat. Mat. $2.50. Wed. Mat. $2. Vaudeville +THE PALACE— 159 West Randolph. State 6977. Vaudeville in a superior theatre and under the standard of R K O. Sat., Sun., holidays, $2. Week nights, $1.50. Matinees, $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; Russ Building, San Francisco. Subscription $3.00 annually; single copies 15c. Vol. VIII., No. 8— Jan. 4, 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the Post Office at Chicago, 111, under the act of March 3, 1879. THE CHICAGOAN 3 Chas -A- Stevens ? & ? Bros Personalities- Going South Peau d'Ane — Suzanne Talbot's grey suit, stitched in brown! Clever Talbot features in the skirt, pleated back but plain front. And imagine ! hat, scarf, vagabond bag and elbow- length, buttonless gloves — all to match, of striped, soft Suede. Dicky — Patou's Knitted Sports Suit. Two-piece dress trimmed with Patou's own La Jerge (like silk pique). New sports-length coat shows very clever details. San Remo — Patou's sleeveless, square-neck Tennis Dress — made of his own La Jerge. The "blousy" blouse and very snug hip line are two new Patou features. The skirt is gracefully flared. Sunset — Mary Nowitsky's Cotton Pique Bathing Costume — orange and blue on a white background. A fitted coat and pique shorts con ceal a one-piece bathing suit. Even the accessories are cotton pique! . . . Beret, bag, parasol, and shoes with cork soles. The newest Southland Fashions await you in our Sports Section —Third Floor Accessories --Main Floor orf Wm C m 4 TI4ECI-IICAG0AN MUSIC CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA— Open with a splendid fanfare for its 19th year in the new Opera Building. Every night, Sunday excepted; matinee Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, popular prices. The season is from November 4 to Feb ruary 1. CHICAGO SYMPHONT 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. CONCERTS— Alexandre Glasounow, Rus sian 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. The Skalski Orchestra, Andre Skalski, conductor, Studebaker theater, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3:30. Bea trice Harrison, celliste, recital, The Play house, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3:30. Helen Scoville, pianiste, recital, Civic the ater, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 5, at 3:00. Return engagement — Elly Ney, pianiste and the Amy Neill String Quartet, Kim ball Hall, Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at 8:15. Benefit Gamma Chapter Sigma Alpha Iota Sorority Scholarship Fund. Katharine Goodson, pianiste, recital, Studebaker theater, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12 at 3:30. Clara Rabinovitch, pianiste, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, at 3:30. Harry Mei- nikoff, violinist, recital, Civic theater, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, at 3:00. Rosa Raisa, soprano and Giacomo Rimini, bari' tone, joint recital, Civic Opera House, Sunday evening, Jan. 12, at 8:15. Bene fit Rosa Raisa Scholarship Fund. TABLES 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. New Year's Eve celebration heightened by three orchestras, last till dawn. Reservation $10.00. 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 people. New Year merriment in every dining room to the strains of Riley's or chestra and Bill Donohue's University of Illinois orchestra. Reservation $10.00. THE GREEN MILL— 4806 Broadway. Sunnyside 3400. A large and well be haved North side cabaret. Merry, late, elaborately entertained. Verne Buck's band. Ralph Burke is headwaiter. And Tex Guinan. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. An excellent dinner [listings begin on page 2] choice,^ extremely competent kitchen. Benson s Orchestra holds forth in the Main Dining Room on New Year's. Reservation $7.50. 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 Stef- nns is headwaiter. BLACK OAKS— 7631 Sheridan Road. Bri- argate 2646. First aid for frenzied host esses. An impeccable atmosphere for bridge luncheons, teas, receptions and din ners. Rooms for cards, club meetings, musicales, and arrangements deftly han dled by Wilhelmina Howland CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 1 u • -ate and lively club in tb-e nient club tradition of handsome hostesses, two- lunged entertainment. Eddie Jackson's colored band, and Hawaiians. Jerry Eis ner is headwaiter. New Year's couvert and supper $10.00. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. Ontario Delaware 0930. Also late and lively under the knowing eye of Sig. Dan Barone. Hostesses, entertainment, and knowing customers. KELLTS STABLES— Rush at Austin. Delaware 2141. The loudest night club ever heard of. Every night informal, hey-hey, and screaming. A boisterous New Year at $5.50. L'AIGLON— 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, dancing until two except on New Year's Eve when guests prance around till all hours. No couvert. New Year reservation and supper $10.00. Alphonse and Frank are headwaiters. 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. JULIEN'S— 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- DTS/^^^^Jflephone for reservations. RICKETTS— 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 LOUISIAHE— 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 civilised. Better con sult Gaston or Max, the headwaiter, by telephone some hours before a Louisiane 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. Downtown BLACKSTONE, HOTEL — 656 South Michigan. Harrison 4300. The Black- stone maintains its unquestionable pres tige, food, service, and the string music of Herr Margraff. One of those charm ing places for New Year's, at $10.00. August Dittrich is maitre d'hotel. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan Ave. Wabash 4400. The largest of all hotels, The Stevens is nevertheless care ful of each individual guest. Merrymak ing to Ralph Foote's band in the main dining room and ballroom with Latin Quartier decorations and Parisian favors to enhance festivities. Reservations $7.50. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Long a mUd show place noted for Peacock Alley and the Balloon Room, the Congress bursts into the New Year with a resplendent opening in the Gold Room on the even of the first, marked by Ben Bernie's band, recently of the Kit Kat Club in London. Cuisine is notable. Ray Barrette is maitre d'hotel and reservations for the Gold Room af fair are $15.00. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. A gracious and hospit able hotel carefully victulated and ade- i»,3J£$y served- Muller is maitre d'hotel. PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 N. Michigan. Dearborn 4388. A night club in the genuine Russian manner, extremely well fed and excellently entertained. Supper and couvert on New Year's eve, $25.00. Kinsky is chief servitor. Khmara is mas ter of ceremonies. BAL TABARD*- Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Always a notable night place. Bal Tabarin offers, in addition to the various entertainment of New Year's, startling new variations on Wilfred's clavilux. Gene Fosdick's band, Wallis is headwaiter, and reservations for the cele bration $15.00. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. The College Inn is— The Col lege Inn. Current attractions: Frank Libuse the trick waiter; Lloyd Huntley's band and a floor show. In the Grand Ballroom of the Sherman Bobby Meeker's band will lead ceremonies on New Year's. Reservation in either room, $5.00. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHQLISH 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. THE CHICAGOAN 5 NELLE DIAMOND announces AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE (prices cut in half) of Smart Gowns 25.00 and ufi Ensembles Fur Coats at 75.00 and u£ 50% Reductions Fur-Trimmed Coats 95.00 and uj> Hats 5.00, 10.00, 15.00 Pajamas Negligees 33 1/3% reduction Gotham Gold Stride Hosiery (1.95 a fair) 3 for 5.00 •<>.- * w f^ SOUTHERN WEAR Miss Diamond has selected charming a-frfaarel for southern wear which is now on display. (Moderately priced.) Migratory fortunates should avail themselves of this invitation. Franklin Knit Sportswear Pajama Ensembles Daytime Frocks Sfiort Hats ~K 1 NELLE DIAMOND, INC. 650 UPPER MICHIGAN BOULEVARD at ERIE THE CHICAGOAN /company ^sfydisonSistopialsted DRIVE UP TO OUR DOORS ATTENDANT TO TAKE YOUR CAR NO CHARGE OF COURSE AMPLE PARK ING SPACE AT SMYTH'S LOW PRICES ? ? ? WITHOUT APOLOGY French Commode of Solid Walnut, handsomely carved, with two druwers and Genuine <D>OQ Marble Top, 12x10 in,, 29 in. high «P^ There need be no apology for the good furniture sold at such low prices at the John M. Smyth Store. Typical of its high standard of value is this smart French Commode, a copy of a fine Louis XV original; obviously a piece of rare distinction and craftsmanship. ESTABLISHED 1867 ? ? ? DEEP-ROOTED 1 IKE AN OAK CHICAGOAN HORACE OAKLEY'S death was a bereavement for Chicago. He was a noble citizen, a great gen tleman who represented our highest type of culture. Placed in a roomful of his peers, he would have seemed to tower above them all in dignity and impressiveness of personality. His tastes led him among the gentler ways of life, and the blaze of publicity was not focussed upon him. As a news- value he was not emphatic. But as a man of ripe wisdom, of mellow charm, of dominating character, of superior achievement, he was commanding. His leader ship of the Orchestral Association was notable for its power and its tact. In the controversy with the musicians' union a year or two ago, he quelled a" crisis which threat' ened the orchestra's existence. When those negotiations, which were long and stub- born, had ended, Petrillo, business agent of the union, was asked what he thought of his opponent. He an' swered, with complete sincerity: "Horace Oakley ought to be president of the United States." ? THE thorough trouncing of Mr. Shires by Mr. Trafton according to the rules of the eighth Marquis of Queensbury was a salutary event. That young man needed a public chastening. He was making boast- fulness a lucrative vice. Now, we hope, he will put aside the prize-ring dressing'gown of the Great Shires and de vote himself earnestly to the art of playing first base. But we shall not gloat over his discomfiture. Whatever his athletic prowess, he is certainly a big league humorist. He has destroyed the myth that baseball players are carved out of elephants' tusks. But for the good fortune which reared him on the sand'lots, he might have become an underpaid dramatic critic. That lump on his jaw which you observed as he scuffled around in Comiskey Park last summer was not a monstrous quid of tobacco. It was his ironic tongue in his cheek. Arthur ("The Great") Shires' next match should be five rounds at wisecracks with a comedian of his class. Preferably with Bernard ("The Great") Shaw. ? THE isolation of the influenza germ by Dr. Isidore Falk of the University of Chicago may have been one of the major events of modern civilization. In 1918 this disease declared itself as a malignant menace to the human race. It revived the tradition of the Black Death. It poisoned the entire world and slew more people than the Great War. Its identification arouses reasonable hope for an antitoxin. This discovery opens a breach in the fortress of all the respiratory diseases. The common cold, influenza, pneu' monia and tuberculosis are allies holding the same citadel. Editorially The attack upon them can now be , pressed more skillfully. And if Dr. Falk's work leads only to a reduction of the frequency and acuteness of the common cold, its value is beyond computation. On an economic basis, this one researcher's experiments may repay the costs of all the universities that have been endowed since Plato walked in the groves of the Academy. ? THE University of Iowa was "sent to Coventry" by her sisters of the Western Conference. Infractions of the code of athletic relations to which she had subscribed' — minor offenses which, when grouped, pre sented a clinical picture of official laxity — jyere the cause of this drastic action. The newspapers seemed to think that this was a case of the pots calling the kettle black. Shortly after final sentence had been passed, Iowa donned sack'doth, cried peccaxri, and cleaned house. Her restoration to good standing will follow. A few scars in the form of gaps in the 1930 football schedules will remain; but the aftermath will be healthy for all con' cerned. The matter has been handled in a way that should not perpetuate a feud. Iowa has conducted herself with sportsmanship, and the Western Conference has proved that it knows, how to manage its affairs without newspaper advice. The attitude of the daily press toward the incident, generally speaking, has been lamentable. A torrent of cynicism rolled out of the typewriters. "They're all crooks; why pick on one?" was the theme. This'jin face of the established fact that the faculties of the Western Conference have striven prayerfully to master the difficult and subtle problems of special privileges to athletes, and have led the country in this reform. In short, the sports- pages have made the Iowa case a fairly complete demon stration of low-grade ethics in journalism. ? NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY has announced a program which will take the study of law out of its technical pigeon-hole and place it in fruitful con' tact with the social sciences. This is an excellent idea, originated by Robert Maynard Hutchins of Yale and Chicago. But we would go farther than that. This country is run by lawyers, and as a mandarin class their education has been sadly neglected. Aspirants to the bar should have two years of the physical sciences to learn what Truth means; two years of literature to learn clarity of expression; two years of arduous games to learn to hate a cheater; and two years of spiritual meditations before ikons of George Washington in the act of his immortal utterance, "I cannot tell a lie." Those that survive could safely be permitted to study and practice law. TI4E04ICAGOAN Southern Fashions by oaks-liltli Avenue The new colours are as feminine as the new lines . . . with baby pinks . . . and hlues . . . and other pastel shades. We are now ready with our collection at Saks -Fifth Avenue m New York ... in Chicago ... at Palm B«ach . . . and at our new /Saks -Fifth Avenue shop at Miami. Chi cago Saks-Fifth Avenue x™yoA THE CHICAGOAN 9 Noteworthy Chicagoans of 1929 Certain Ladies and Gentlemen Whose Deeds, Not Names, Were News By JOSEPH P. POLLARD flThe ex-husband who paid his ten dollar weekly alimony by handing his wife a paper bag containing one thou' sand pennies, which she dropped on her way to the bank* and which was not re-assembled till an hour later. flThe gentleman who threw away his hammer — through a music'Store win dow — and got two horns. ftThe rookie policeman who, on his first day in uniform, arrested a tottering giant, and discovered fifteen quarts of liquor tucked away in specially con structed pockets. flThe judge who said, "I think we may take judicial notice of the fact that patients are not placed in a dentist's chair while they have their overcoats or wraps on." flThe witness for the landlord in a rent case who swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and then dropped dead. flThe returned prodigal who sent an order for four quarts of Old Overholt whiskey to a liquor dealer who has been out of business since 1919. flThe celebrants who hailed a yellow cab at dawn, ordered the driver to speed home, and woke up in the police station, whence they had been whisked in the new yellow police squad cars. TJThe fifteen-year-old wife who told a divorce judge that her husband had made her wear a big blue ribbon in her hair, and then deserted her after a year of that. ftThe breach of promise defendant who, on being ordered to pay $25,000 to the injured lady, made the statement, "I understand Miss Soandso likes to travel. Well, she will have a nice long journey before she reaches that $25,000." flThe young gangster who told the clerk at the marriage license bureau that he wanted to marry Peggy (he didn't know her last name) and offered to show the clerk her house (he didn't know her address). flThe new factory hand who, unaware of the quitting hour perils, was stand ing just inside the plant gate when the five o'clock whistle blew, and brought forth a stampede which left him with three broken ribs. ffThe grocer who, complaining that his wife beat him with a horsewhip and danced an Indian dance around his prostrate form, stated ruefully that life had been tranquil for forty years, until she discovered "this new-fangled idea of women's freedom." flThe judge who fined a dry host for possessing the liquor which a guest had brought to the party. flThe lady serving a life sentence for her part in the murder for which her husband was executed, who sued the state officials for "kidnapping her hus band, and causing his electrocution, thereby making a widow out of her." flThe judge who decided that a husband could not be compelled to pay for the services of a detective employed by his wife to discover his infidelity. flThe eighty Baptist negroes who in sisted on remaining in their seats and engaging in vigorous prayer after the parson had announced that the services were over, thereby causing the parson to telephone for the patrol wagon. fiThe tired business woman who came to court to ask if the law her husband told her about — the one requiring all married women to work or go to jail — was still in effect. flThe gentleman who called a taxicab, ordered the driver to follow the car of his wife and her escort, and paid $192 for the ride. flThe promoter who succeeded in selling a large amount of stock in the damages to be awarded him in a mythical law suit involving millions of dollars. flThe judge who said, "The law is settled that an obligation to pay alimony ceases upon the death of the husband." H*The one hundred and fifty members of a crumb-whisker cult who immedi ately took off all their clothes when policemen arrested their two leaders for addressing the meeting in the nude. flThe acrobat husband who sought a divorce because his acrobat wife jumped and knocked him into the orchestra pit before he had finished kidding the fiddlers. flThe striking hearse drivers who broke up a funeral procession by prevailing upon the strike-breaking drivers to climb down from their posts and join them. 10 TUE CHICAGOAN Intimate Chicago Views Mr. Frederick Stock awaits, with what patience he can summon, a commercial lull in the Red Crown Gasoline Hour THE CHICAGOAN n This, Then, Is Russia Beginning a Report of the Civilized Interests Under the Soviet By E.S.KENNEDY (Note to the Desk: Your correspondent regrets the lapse in his contributions, en- forced by his Volga Expedition between Moscow and the Caspian Sea and unfor tunately prolonged by incarceration in Russia. Herewith, however, is the first of his series of articles, exclusive to The Chicagoan, on his impression. — E. S. K.] VISITORS to Moscow seeking amusement will wander aimlessly for nights, and even mornings, without encountering a Piccadilly or a Times Square. Not only are the dens of amusement strictly limited by the Gov ernment as being uncQmmunistic and bourgeois, but the atmosphere of Mos cow is not conducive to making whoopee. The super-hotels are there, and are like big hotels the world over, except in price. Multiply the tariff of the dearest by three, and the product ap- proximates the Muscovite prices. Like similar hostelries, there may be seen of an evening young ladies who enter in a vague and speculative manner, and who later appear in the restaurant being coy with gentlemen who are striving to appear naughty. The theatres, which are but the relics of former grandeur exteriorly, repre sent on their stages however, under the escutcheon of a Meierhold or a Stanis- lavski, a vitality in keeping with the Government. If one elects to go to the Opera, there the differences are most apparent. The hammer and scythe circled by a sheaf of wheat replaces the Romanoff coat-of-arms, while the former Imperial box is occupied by bearded Georgians in rude clothing, and Muscovite work men; for the State provides amusement at nominal cost for the workers. The audience consists chiefly of frumpishly dressed women with excessive cosmetics, for despite the condemnation of cos metics as bourgeois, feminine vanity prevails. THE opera-goer expecting to see Boris Goudonov as presented by the Chicago Civic Opera or Covent Garden is doomed to disappointment — Boris sings of the triumph of the Proletariat. For the Opera, being under the Commissar of Education, is used educationally, which means for the dissemination of propaganda. Even Shakespeare and Galsworthy have been amended in Russia to the policies of the Soviet Union. Editing Frederick Lonsdale has not yet been attempted, however. The ballet retains no traces of the Isadora Duncan ripple created a few years ago and so enthusiastically ac cepted, but continue their rhythmic gyrations copied feebly by troupes out side Russia to support feebler movie programs. The Casino to which a few resort after the theater is dreary, dull and dis appointing, the halls filled as they are "The super-hotels are there, and are like big hotels the world over, except in price' 12 THE CHICAGOAN TT^OR the third time in his distinguished career, Mr. George Arliss J? brings "Disraeli" to a pleased public. His stage characterization is historic, of course. His silent motion- picture made the great states man known to millions who came to the cinema expecting a murder mystery, a problem play, almost anything or nothing. These millions pondered, yawned, admired Mr. Arliss as an actor, departed. His talk ing-picture combines the charm of his stage performance with the availability of the film and marks an era, an epoch, or something equally tremendous in public entertainment. (A review of the picture is published on page 23.) with furtive Nepmen, probably in fear of imminent arrest, and desperate look ing gamblers. One may dine there or dance, for the baccarat tables presided over by eagle-eyed women croupiers in spire not even the over-amorous to woo the fickle Goddess of Chance. I ESS dreary are the numerous Moscow L edition of night clubs scattered throughout the city, and to be found only by the cicerones freely supplied by VOKS. The passion for initial contrac tions has reached even the Bureau for Intellectual Relations on the Malaya Nikitskaya, and VOKS is the result. Similarly, the Bureau for Civil Acts resolves itself into ZAGS. Among the more interesting res taurants may be mentioned a particular "Troika" — a name as common in Mos cow as "Coffee Pot" in Chicago or "Swan and Garter" in London — a ren- devous of artists, musicians and their ilk, all bent on revolutionising some thing. (Some day a Russian will cause a terrible sensation by not revolution ising anything.) It is ornate, gilded, yet free of the Greenwich Village bally hoo, and here a few really good-looking women are gathered, chiefly ballerinas from the opera, eating black bread and a mixture resembling from its com ponent parts, Scotch haggis, with their tea. A Tsigane band supplies the music and the gayety here is real and not sham as at the Grand Hotel or the Casino. The pretty, almost Norse-looking maiden gets up to dance with the youth in the burlap jacket, stopping to take a sip of tea before she does. They gyrate oblivious of the music, he talk ing intently, persuasively, the while; finally she nods and they disappear into the night. THE productions at the Kamerney theater, if one forgives the over throw of the capitalist enslaver by the enlightened disciples of Communism, are perhaps the most significant in their contributions to the Drama. Stage technique, presentation, movement and scenery or lack of it, are flawless, all contributing to a continuity of the whole. The Russian stage is entirely free of sex, for the sex problem, as we understand it, does not exist in Russia; hence the current New York and Lon don shows would be incomprehensible to the Russian mind. The mere fact that a man and a woman enter into a relationship which our forbears would designate as being without benefit of clergy is recognised by the State as equivalent to marriage, and the parties involved may or may not, according to whim, register at ZAGS. Divorce on petition of either party, on any grounds, is effected after a few days. Should the pleasure seeker find the "Troika," or any of the restaurants where Gerissimoff and his colleagues gather revolutionary bent, sufficiently interesting on a Saturday night to keep him until the early hours of Sunday, then let him while away the remaining hours as best he may, until the Sunday, tax-free, push-cart market opens on the Tverskaya, where he will be amply re warded for his all-night vigil — for here pitiful relics of a past dynasty are sold to eke out a bare existence to sufferers under a crushing economic system. [Note: The second article by Mr. Kennedy will appear in an early issue.] TME CHICAGOAN 13 NineteeivThirty Without Looking A Resume, in the Ha^y News^a^er Manner, of the Closing and Opening Years By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN TURNING resolutely into the acreage of newsprint given to the world by every reputable newspaper on December 31 and January 1, the reader comes on the old year carefully anatomized, dissected and displayed at industrious length. Its principal happenings are re hearsed in order of their being. Its crimes are ex pounded, its virtues brought forth to shine again. Champions, even unto the least of them, are re-named and re-lauded, nor is a pious tear left unsplattered over the winding sheet of the past performer. Moreover, the old twelvemonth is solemnly reviewed by such lords temporal and spiritual as may be induced to quote for print, and — having been weighed in the balance — it is invariably found abundant. Days before December 31 are full of dreadful warnings against in temperance. The first issue of the new year brings a loving and enthusiastic description of town-wide indulg ence. So much for the corpse of the old year. Taste fully embalmed, it is accorded a grand public wake. It is dead. Therefore it was good and true and just and memorable. But the soul goes marching on. Nineteen-thirty is hailed on the world's horizon and made the instant subject of prophecy by soothsayers imposingly learned for the purpose. Whatever has been done during the past cycle bids fair to be outdone in the coming one. If business has been bad, then business is confidently forecast to be good. If business has been good, it is taken as a sure omen that business will be better. (It hardly matters that a commercial chart of any passing year is jagged with astonishing peaks and abysmal de pressions.) If government has been unusually corrupt and negligent in 1929, then in 1930 it will infallibly be righteous and diligent. If nations have been in throat- cutting temper and resolved on shorter knives by way of proving innocent resolutions in 1929, nevertheless 1930 will see them peacefully accordant. If jails are full, why the passing year speeds just so many more sentences toward blissful completion. It is therefore in a spirit of prophecy that we rehearse 1929 and forecast 1930. We do so, may we add, with out malice and without looking. NATION WILL CARRY ON WITH 1930 Joy Reigns Refined As New Year Crowds Enjoy Dry Whoopee Reporters visiting play spots of the Chicago area on New Year's efferves cent eve give a picture of happy throngs of merry makers partaking of innocent enjoyments all over the city. Not for years has the occasion been so gay. Restaurants and night clubs report rec ord crowds. Theatres were early sold out. Homes and apartments sparkled with good cheer. Dry raiders operating in concert from a central bureau swooped over the city in inspection tours rather than raids. They report every cooperation from managers of night places and a pleasant but lawful evening in hundreds of resorts. Accident List Victims of a 3 a. m. car crash on West Plymouth Court include: ANGELO SPUMONI, 32, 1993 East Van Buren, seriously injured. ANTONIO PINOCCI, 35, 4743 North Jackson, broken leg. MAYBELLE SZKALIK, 19, the same address, internal injuries. CLARA NADA, 17, 2325 East 12th street, probable skull fracture. Police report three revolvers in the wrecked coupe with which the cele brants are presumed to have welcomed the New Year. Officials also hint that Spumoni had been drinking. License plates indicate that the car belonged to James A. Suburb, 8214 Glen Avenue, Willow Springs, Illinois. He reported it stolen two days ago. Firemen and police were called at 4:35 a. m. when the party given by Wil liam A. Lightening broke up in a dis agreement. The injured are: WILLIAM LIGHTENING, 43, gun shot wound and lacerations. CARL TATTER, 37, stabbed in abdomen. EDWIN ("ROD") WESSON, 26, burns and bruises. UNIDENTIFIED MAN, 81, suffoca tion and head injury, unconscious. Stickups Busy When Thomas H. Nodd emerged from the Club Ga Ga at 2:16 a. m., January 1, a well dressed man asked him for a match. Mr. Nodd lost his purse, his (Continued on page 97) You Have Lots of Time to Read on SUNDAY That's* why next Sunday's paper brings a detailed report of Mood-chill ing atrocities in savage Afghanistan .... the confessions of a noted cin ema star .... the incomparable com ics based around New Year .... and the hitherto suppressed particu lars of the million dollar revels aboard the 'notorious yacht Tweedle-Dee. All fascinating features. INDUSTRY ON EVEN KEEL, FULL STEAM AHEAD, STEEL CRY Bicep Statement Says Money Is Plentiful Gratified by increased car loadings and a record in construction material and steel output which points to a bumper year in 1980, Henry H. Bicep, steel king of the states, was optimistic today as he made his annual prediction for an unparalleled year of industry and achievement. "Figures don't mean much," said Mr. Bleep in an informal address. "What counts is the tempo of the country* It has never been more rapid. Here and there, of course, irresponsible persons are crying depression. Times have sel dom been better for the man who really wants to work. Fortunately, too, there is a large labor reserve which insure* plenty of help should industry expand further during the coming months. My only fear is an injudicious expansion." Money for All "It is to be remembered," said Mr. Bicep, "that wages as well as specula tive investments on paper can reach 14 dangerous and inflated figures. ¦ Conse quently since the market has already been stablized, industry must stabilize wages. This does not mean wage re duction, necessarily. In some groups wages must come up a little, notably in the hair net and bicycle trades. In other manufacturing industries I look with high hope toward a more con servative trend. Lower wages insure more workers per family. More work insures greater progress and greater profit." Homeless, Jobless, Get Free Turkey, Amusement (Picture on back page) If three thousand homeless and job less men are not enjoying a happy new year today it is not because they weren't fed turkey and the fixin's by the Amalgamated Charitable Organiza tions on New Year's eve. The banquet, always a state occasion on West Madison street, began with men standing in line from nine o'clock in the morning until the banquet hour, which was promptly at 6 p. m. After the meal, guests were entertained by a volunteer vaudeville program arranged and presented by church and Y. M. C. A. authorities. Another thousand men who were turned away from the banquet when the mountain of turkey an' faded before 4,000 appetities en joyed the vaudeville presentation. Education Strides on Toward Literate Race A rapid decrease in the number of national illiterates coupled with an im mense acceleration in the; building of schools, seminaries, colleges and insti tutions of learning gives promise of a coming year bright for education. This was the sentiment adopted by the Na tional Teacher's Conference today. The teacher of 1930 is 100 times more ably equipped than his or her prede cessor in 1830, it was pointed out, but the modern teacher receives a salary equal only to 20 times that of the 1830 pedagogue. A resolution favoring higher salaries and more schools was unanimously adopted. Temperance Punch Urged by Women; Offer Recipe There need be no lack of suitable beverage for the New Year if a good mixer takes the precaution to consult the following recipe sponsored by W. C. T. TJ. members and recommended for a sprightly occasion. To the juice of six oranges and six lemons add three tablespoonfuls of Italian vermouth and three of French vermouth. Add the whites of four eggs. Add cracked ice. Serve with either cherries or olives. Ladies of the W. C. T. U. recalled this mixture as having been popular in former years. They explain that part of the recipe seems to have been lost. PROSPERITY AHEAD DECLARES DANDLE; OKS BANK OUTLOOK Yo Yo President Sees Upturn at Hand Declaring that unprecedented bank clearings plus a steady increase in in dustrial" and commercial profit taking augmented by steady saving among all classes assure the continued prosperity of the country during the coming year, James B. Dandle of the Yo Yo National Bank announced that his institution faces 1930 with every confidence. "I would not deny," said Mr. Dandle, "that certain institutions and certain in dividuals have had hard sledding dur ing the past year. We must remember, however, that sound banking practice plus good individual judgment is our touchstone of progress. I am glad to be afole to predict a whale of a year. Our earnings have never been better. Funds wisely invested in tried hands can seldom go amiss. I predict there are fortunes to be made and some of them closer than I am at liberty to say. For us and for our stock holders 1930 is the year of opportunity." Optimist Mr. Dandle refused to discuss the fall of Yo Yo securities during the recent downward tendency of the stock market. "Beneath the surface ripple," said Mr. Dandle, "business is sweet and sound to the core. We expect to de clare a dividend any day now. For in stance, our own stock rose from 132 to 132% last week. Just now the market needs willing investors." Three months ago Yo Yo Capital Stock was quoted on the exchange at 659. U. S. Happy, at Peace, Pastor Whipple Points A powerful nation foremost in spirit ual and moral progress and at peace with the world was the verbal picture of the United States presented by the Reverend Bernard D. Whipple in an address before the League for Bigger and Better Worlds today. "The United States," said Rev. Whip ple, "today stands in a position envied by every nation on the globe. Its laws are the marvel of modern times. In- ¦ deed, I am informed that one person in each 1,000 is now in prison. No nation can approach this sublime achievement in law enforcement. The noble experiment is not an experiment. It is, today; a tremendous fact." Reverend Whipple went on to laud a country incomparably more wealthy than any other and suffused lJV a peace ful, non-predatory spirit. He spoke strongly, however, for adequate arma ment, scoring those pacifists who would bind the hands of a Samson laboring for the good. "The Marines," he said, "are agents of civilization in all dark countries. (Continued on page 98) THE CHICAGOAN Overtone/ A LL records for sunless days in Chi' l\ cago were broken in December. Possibly it was Nature's rejoinder to so much Singing in the Rain stuff. ? Another report comes of a man, run over by a train, who got up laughing because only his wooden leg had been cut off. Giving the lie once more to the theory that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. ? The number of American prison in mates has increased 50 per cent during the last decade, and now one out of every thousand of our citizens is in jail. If this keeps up, we shall sooner or later have to be our brothers1 keepers. ? A spelling match in Christian County, Illinois, was won by a boy who spelled 660 words correctly. When he grows up, he is going to be a hard man to be a stenographer for. ? Radical Republicans in the Senate have been fighting among themselves lately. Some of them want to be stand-pat radicals, while the others in' sist upon being radical radicals. ? Explorers" have found ten ancient skeletons near Peiping, China, which may be the remains of the ultimate an' cestors of the human race. The way scientists hunt for these ancestors, one would think they expected a legacy. ? Just ten years ago, on Jan. 1, 1920, 4,000 of Chicago's 5,000 saloons locked their doors and went out of business. But apparently most of them didn't throw the keys away. ? Europe will send its art treasures to Chicago for the 1933 Fair. In spite of this, the manufacturers of The Stag at Bay look for continued good business. ? A New York building firm has jumped into the "tallest building" con test with plans for an 83'Story struc ture. Calling on tenants in the top floors will be one way for insurance salesmen to get. up in the world. ? Agree, to keep diversion out of rivers bill. — Headline. But all work and no play, you know. . . . — JOHN c. emery. THE CHICAGOAN 15 TOWN TALK President PRESIDENT HUTCHINS, of the University of Chicago, will evidently never be able to live down his age. Something is al ways popping up to make him appear (despite his definite capabilities) more as an undergraduate than a prexy. The other day an important board of trust ees member was in conference with a wealthy philanthropist who was con sidering establishing a memorial fund for the use of the university. The conference was awaiting Mr. Hutchins' attendance. The philanthropist sud denly discovered that he had left an important parcel in a nearby building. The trustee suggested that an office boy be called to get it. A bell was rung to call the messenger. At the same moment the trustee was called into an adjoining room to the tele phone. A minute later President Hutchins entered the room. The philanthropist, unacquainted with Mr. Hutchins, thought he was the mes senger who had been sent for. Hastily he issued directions as to where the package could be found and in order to emphasize haste, added a "Make it snappy, please." Then President Hutchins introduced himself. We feel sure that the memorial fund contract must have been immediately — and humbly — signed. Cty era ONLY too often an effort to im press old-world neighbors is fruitless. We have the highest build ings in the world, the most money, the finest of a multitude of things. Still they remain perversely unawed. Accordingly, when a cosmopolitan Chicago dweller saw a chance to dawle a humble old-worldite the other day, he seized on it pathetically. The American had often heard his janitor speak in broken English of the marvels of the opera in Naples. It ap peared that the janitor's chief joy in youth had been to visit the Neapolitan Opera House whenever he could scrub up the necessary lire; his chief distress in this country was the lack of good opera to attend. The citizen presented the janitor with modest tickets for La Tosca. The Neapolitan and his family duly used them. The American waited smilingly for the return on his investment, which should take the form of awed gratitude. Next day the janitor came to his benefactor's apartment and thanked him for the tickets. He made no men tion, however, of the degree to which he had been entertained. Slightly an noyed, the benefactor asked him how he had enjoyed the Civic. "Good. Good," responded the jani tor. "Beega building. Multa bella. Nothing like in Napoli. Beega fine." "But the opera?" prodded the donor. "The building is all very well. What did you think of the performance? Have you ever seen a better one in Naples?" "The opera?" repeated the janitor, as though they had been speaking of fish. "The opera?" He halted dim- dendy. "Yes. What did you think of it?" "Wall, I like ver* motch the orches tra," said the janitor, patendy eager to please. "Nice orchestra, Beega. Fine!" The citizen gave it up. Golf WE have learned of a new racket of which our captains of indus try are made victims. A shady fellow watches the sport pages of newspapers for announcements of inter-dub and southern golf matches. Selecting the names of winners he looks up their addresses in the telephone directory. On a not too distant morning he calls upon them. Introducing himself as a former caddy of this "winner," he congratu lates him on the match won the glorious day. Later he pours out a hard luck story, recalls what a joy it al- ways was to caddy for the re spectable player, how good his game always was and soon, of course he requests a small loan to tide him over until he can find a job. Members of half a dozen clubs on the north shore circuit have been the vic tims of this game in the last year. Hands THE windows of steamship offices are decked out with cunning scenes in miniature, laid in Honolulu, Japan and South America. Any coun tries remote from winter. Seductive brown girls, with leis and ukuleles lie on the white sands of a miniature Waikiki; geisha girls lean languorously from the second story of a Japanese doll house; Spanish beauties are caught in the most exquisite move ment of a fandango. A dour man, wait ing for the early morning bus walks briskly to and fro before one of the windows, blowing his hands. Calendars EACH thing in its season. And this is open season for calendars. Brentano's features the Robert Burns (the poet, not the cigar), with a suit able quotation for every day in the year. Daily Reminders from Horder's entice the tired business man and his forgetful stenographer. Teacher would appreciate a flower pot from Wool- worth's, each month represented by its proper flower so that she will have perennial blossoms. Woolworth's prof fers, too, the kitten combination blot ter-calendar, and a clothes line of wash hung out to dry, a garment for every month, bathing suits for July, red flannel for December. All fast and feast days are remembered on calendars from Benzinger's, where the religious soul is served. For the ener- 16 TI4E CHICAGOAN Gift Horse Month EXPERIENCED WITH PICTURES AND PARAGRAPHS BY CLARENCE BIERS MRS. GRIBBLER (left) has a ghastly premonition that this last-minute arrival may be from Cousin Hester, of Kansas City, whom she has for gotten until this very minute. a good Yet we miss some- UNCLE JASPER is a generous old soul, but what a taste! And the store-house so crowded, too. (But bear up bravely. Place monstrosity in prominent position, give Junior hammer; let Nature take course.) getic is a perpetual calendar consisting of seven week day cards, twelve month cards, and thirty-one date cards, which must be changed daily, giving excel lent practice in shuffling. These calendars have one item in common, a price. Calendars as advertising media are as old as Me thuselah, perhaps. But each year new styles are in and others disappear, until fu ture students could trace American cultural history by the survey of calendar collection. thing in calendars. Where are the glittering pressed cardboard houses, with rail fences jut ting out to form a pocket for letters? Where are yesterday's doves and roses and forget-me-nots, and horses' heads framed in good luck horse-shoes? The thermometers or the match boxes which provided so charming an acces sory to sheep-in-the-pasture and An- gelus art calendars framed in brown, painted tin? Where are they? Gone with the poppies and cupids, Fort Dearborn, and the old Board of Trade. The banks have set the new pace, the First Union Trust with its slim cellu loid, or the Mid-City with its each- date-a-page. The butcher and baker have followed, and the furniture store, the furrier, and the grocer. The spirit of their respective calendars harmo nises with the merchandise of each, glorified adaptations of the Standard Plumbing Fixture advertisements. In the calendar field, always two jumps behind the arts, realism reigns. In ten years we may expect cubes and prisms, and in another five, the planes of mod ernism. Motoring IN London there is a certain bank executive who has a horror of trains. When he looks at the narrow flanges of the car wheels and reflects that he is kept from death only by that inch of steel, his heart fails him and he can't force himself to climb aboard. As he has a great deal of traveling to do in connection with his business, and as he has an even greater fear of airplanes than he has of railroad ve hicles, he is forced to motor every where. He regularly beats the Blue CLA<?E.NCE. BIERS' MR. S Q U E E K S , of Tfain from p^ course, is unmistakably the gentleman forbid- tO Rome. Several den tobacco but unfor- f{mes Up Ua(, __ getably an inveterate UIIleS "e "aS aP smoker to his friends, proximated plane time from Munich to Vienna; and once, it is said, he drove from Deauville to Budapest in a frac tion less than twenty -six hours. This meteoric driving — along nar row, old-world roads cluttered with sheep and bicyclists, old men and oxen, funeral processions and ducks and cat tle and peasants — is undertaken to avoid the dangers of the modern fast train! We have always thought of him as unique in motordom. Now comes a report of a brother spirit. Not far north of Chicago a gentle man, a German-American, has his country residence. This man, too, does a great deal of traveling in con nection with business. He has two Mercedes cars, track tested to better than a hundred and ten miles an hour. He has a chauffeur who is paid a swollen salary for one outstanding ability — his efficiency as a speed driver. Unlike the Londoner, this gentleman rides on trains. His foible consists in always having one of his two swift cars keep up with him. When he goes to Buffalo, for ex ample, he is driven to the station in Chicago by his chauffeur, and later is picked up at the depot in Buffalo by the same chauffeur in the same Mercedes. The driver has absolute orders to beat the train, and he always does. TWC CHICAGOAN 17 Uommune THE Workers' Co-operative Res taurant was founded by the Rus sian colony on West Division Street as a miniature experiment in communism. Each participant contributed as much as he could afford, a free gift with no expectation of dividends. The manage ment was vested in a board of directors to whom every employee from cook to cashier is responsible. And the res taurant opened its door with three pur poses : to provide the neighborhood with good food at a rate a little below that of it* competitors, ^t^^jj-j* sound business; to but just now ¦ few pay the expenses 3*.*^*; *Z Of propaganda; mand enunciation. and to provide necessary relief to the striking industrial workers in America and a defense fund for imprisoned labor and end com munist leaders. In spite of these philanthropic activities the restaurant has accumulated enough money to sub sidize a grocery and a butcher shop, proof that profit is not above a communist. For sixty cents the Slavic Worker's Co-operative Restaurant offers a typi cal Russian dinner, the meal of the worker and peasant, yesterday, in the shadow of the Czar, today, in the shad ows of the scythe and hammer: borsch, soup made of beets and cabbage, blood- colored, sweet; goluptse, hamburger steak wrapped in cabbage leaves and boiled in tomato juice; the international mashed potato and buttered carrot; black bread and sweet butter; and as a concession to their American patrons, a dessert of canned apricots or pine apple. The menu carries other un pronounceable mysteries for which there are no words in our gastronomic vocabulary, adequate disguises for roast pork, beef steak, and mince pie, no doubt. But borsch and goluptse are traditional, hearty and palatable. It is a mild adventure in dining. Oriental ORIENTAL wile, guile and so forth may or may not exist prin cipally in occidental fancy. We come not to praise Hung Fong Lo, whose chop suey palace over the raucous in tersection of State and Van Buren was a going concern when the first World's Fair was new, but to bury our disap pointment. Brisk white linens over square surfaces have replaced the marble and mother-of-pearl tables of 1890-1929, stiff pine boxes partially en close window vantage points overlook ing an Elevated once thrillingly novel and — worst of all peter i* saying some- — where once a thing about "the most . , . pr^c. gift of air stringed trio sea- and this seems exactly sOned an inCOm- the proper plaee to type , ... j • i a final period. prenensible dish with Strauss or Debussy, a concealed radio emits noon-hour jazz. We browsed, on our semi-annual visit to Mons. Lo's no longer hallowed domain, over the Spirit of Progress and the sins committed in its name. Modernisation, we agreed, had its cul tural limitations. An expanded menu had coupled with the physical im provements to produce a somewhat lesser than customary 1:15 clientele. Or possibly Yule shoppers were not chow mem-minded. In any case — Our musings were interrupted at this point by the station announcer's proud admission that "You have been listening to a program of dance music broadcasted from the Canton Tea Garden, at Wabash avenue and Van Buren street . . . and now we will read the daily market report." Which, we weep to add, included in the ensuing twenty minutes information that, even as we consumed our portions of rice etcetera, "hogs were strong at the opening but sagged; sows reflected the decline " Dog A DELIVERY boy, possibly an en graver's, does his errands on a motorcycle with a sort of side-car-truck attached. As a matter of fact, there are many such vehicles, but it is this certain one we have in mind. The truck has a rail around the top and on top sits the dog that looks as though he were part collie and part spitz. He rides with his master wher ever the latter's duties take him. And he is suitably garbed for his rides in a leather coat and goggles. Powder Box A YOUNG lady bought a musical powder box, a dull gold and pearl affair with a picture of Du Barry on the cover. Every time the box was opened, a lovely tinkle came out of the cover, a calliope variation of The Pin}{ Lady. She was very proud of the box and made something of the fact that hers was the only one in the building. In a week four ladies on her floor had duplicates and every morning ten minutes before each ventures forth to work, a nice ear could discern The PmJ^ Lady tinkling from five different rooms, a round of music, each box a bar or two behind the other. Exasperated, the young lady gave her powder box to Lucy, the colored maid on the floor. The maid bore it down the hall in triumph, opening and shut' ting the cover as she advanced — a bar or two of song, silence, a bar or two of song again. Four doors opened ever so 18 TUECUICAGOAN " — now to repeat, my dear, the solar or astronomical year is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 45 point 51 seconds." slightly. The next day Lucy received another powder box. Three obstinate young women kept theirs. But they are silenced. Accident IN Baltimore the other day, an ele vator in the city hall snapped a cable and fell three floors, then bounded gaily halfway to the second where it finally settled with the doors jammed shut. Several citizens, including the mayor of Baltimore, were rudely shaken as the car bounced consider ably more than most political elevators when coming to a stop. Firemen forced the doors expecting anything. The passengers were still together and able to remove themselves without much assistance. Glancing at our own city hall and its people, we conclude that avoirdupois is their thoughtful precaution against such accidents. Be sides, the present city hall is used to ups and downs. Cotton RECENTLY the American Farm Bureau Federation gave a style show at the Hotel Sherman. The show was dressed in cotton and it was complacently predicted that cotton stuffs would shortly have entree at afternoon teas and in the ballroom. This prophecy brings joy to well- wishers of the charming Southland. For a long time the South has grieved over the low social position of cotton materials. After sufficient introspec tion and a sales promotion expert or two, the great light dawned; The Northland, due to mammy s6ngs, had associated the idea of Dixie cotton with bright turbans and the kitchen. Dixie, remembering the elegant, cot ton-garbed ladies of the old regime, was indignant. In delightful Southern fashion the situation has been reme died and everyone is happy. > Here is a footnote to civilization ready for some philosopher. Pijtes ONE of our friends (an arrant idealist), has very definite opin ions as to advertising ethics. He fol lows new developments from every angle. A few years ago, pipe manu facturers stressed the prestige the man who smokes a pipe enjoys. Stage and personality celebrities, many of them members of the sex not usually asso ciated with pipe smoking, endorsed with suavity the man with the pipe. Gilda Gray was quoted as acjoring the pipe smoker. Billie Burke fcnsred to see a man smoke a pipe. This pleased our friend, for he smokes a pipe, and also liked to consider the Misses Gray and Burke among his favorites — from afar, of course. Recently Miss Burke came out with a rather substantial endorse ment of a certain brand of cigarette. Our friend was enraged at this un faithfulness. A letter of protest was written in complaint. Shortly an an swer was received, brief but to the point. "Time and custom change all things, even pipe smoking." We don't know whether to throw our briar into Michigan or not. Pickups A DIME store background. Central figure; a Northwestern University professor from McKinlock Campus, rambling amid tools and towels in a vain endeavor to purchase wall paper paste. KURT M. STEIN (K.M.S.) of Schoenste Lengevitch and Gemixte Pic\les fame, exhibiting to various friends the result of a surgeon's probe at a recent hospital siiige. Konzert- meister Stein shows the bottle with its kidney stone, (incidentally it might be considered a coincidence that Herr Stein's name translated means "stone,") lamenting its laborious removal and consequent painful operation to his purse as well as to his body. "Yes," he murmurs with the semblance of a sly grimace, "it cost me plenty. About so much per carat." A MADISON STREET STORE rented temporarily, exhibiting pecans and postures. The former are paper shell, while the latter are two young athletes of Hebraic mien and sales abil ity demonstrating a combination health belt and shoulder brace. At times when health belts and nuts are not selling so swiftly, they present a German sharp ening stone to the sidewalk gawkers. SIGN on far North Clark Street: "Alvira's Palmistry, Second floor Rear. Palmistry Free to Boarders." NEWSPAPER ODDITY. Gene Morgan, columnist of the Daily K[ews "Hit or Miss," slinging with gargan tuan praises, multitudinous encomiums to R. H. L.'s "1929 Line Book," in the Wednesday book review of the K[ews. Faith, Hope and Charity, and one wherein Senor Morgan calls Mynheer Little, "the Master." TWE CHICAGOAN 19 CHICAGOAN/ The Dawes of 1933 THREE boys gazed dutifully at a locomotive that represented the very last milestone on the path of progress, and was the piece de resist ance of the fair at Philadelphia in 1876. They had been brought to the exposition by a father who thereby paid homage to an event of national importance — the centennial anniver sary of the American Revolution. But they were, at that time less interested in this than in the fruit stalls whither they repaired whenever their father became too absorbed in the displayed marvels to note their disappearance. Rufus, the second son, was again taken to a world's fair in Boston in 1883, and ten years later, when the nations of the civilized world poured forth their treasures in Chicago, he once more took leave of Marietta, Ohio, to attend. So it would seem that Rufus Dawes knows his world fairs, from fruit stands to foreign vil lages along the Midway. Now, as president of the 1933 Chicago Fair or ganization, he is striving to make the future fair as different as possible from the industrial bazaars of his youth and, if you please, decidedly superior to them. RUFUS, second of the Dawes clan, was reared and educated in his native Marietta. When only nineteen he received his bachelor's degree at Marietta College, where he continued his studies to become a master o/ arts. They say that in those days young Rufus looked to the law as the field of his future career, but the prolonged illness of his father prevented the ful fillment of this plan, and Rufus left his law books to enter his father's busi ness, concerned with lumber and rail road cross ties. A few years later he and his older brother, Charles, entered the public utilities field, and from that time on the Dawes pair became pow ers to be reckoned with, first in the middle west, then nationally, and final ly internationally. Together, they or* ganized the Union Gas and Electric Company, the Metropolitan Gas and Electric Company, and Dawes Broth ers, Inc. With these organizations they bought and operated gas and elec tric light properties in about thirty-five important American cities. In every By ROMOLA VOYNOW J4IIC Rufus C. Dawes section of the country their lights twinkled and they did it better with gas. Of the majority of their com panies Rufus was president and man ager. He moved to Chicago in 1887, for when President McKinley ap* pointed brother Charles Comptroller of the Currency it devolved upon Rufus to look after their joint interests here. Proud as he is of "my brother Charles's" career, which has, on the whole, been far more spectacular than his own, Rufus speaks with no little pride of other Daweses celebrated in the service of their country. He re calls with satisfaction that during the first hundred years of the life of the United States government there was always a Dawes holding government office, that a Dawes rode with Paul Revere and that the Reverend Manas- sah Cuder, who was delegated to ne gotiate for the purchase of one and a half million acres of Ohio land, was his great grandfather. As recently as the administration of McKinley another Dawes was slated for an ambassador ship. McKinley wished to appoint the father of Charles and Rufus as first United States Ambassador to Persia, but the older Rufus who had, inci dentally, commanded the Sixth Wis consin regiment during the greater part of the Civil War, saw fit to de cline. RUFUS, his son, glories in these il lustrious ancestors. It is almost as though their shadowy forms stand behind him to prompt each word and direct each pen stroke. Certainly their presence has done much to foster his immaculate dignity, his slightly aloof courtesy. In perfect keeping with his awareness of them was his attendance at the college from which his father had graduated before him, and to which he sent his sons to graduate after him. Although never in government of fice himself, Rufus has been an active ly working citizen all his days, in the finest Dawes tradition. He was presi dent of the Board of Education of Evanston for several terms. He served as a member of the Illinois State Pen sion Commission of 1918-19, and was elected to represent Evanston at the State Constitutional Convention, held in Springfield in 1920. A large part of three years following he spent in the state capital. Reports from that convention describe him as "a mil lionaire owner of public utilities whose officials represent a half billion dollars in public utility holdings," and one of his chief contributions to the conven tion was the introduction of a revenue proposal which was generally accepted as "the big business idea of how big business would like to be taxed." After all the earnest labor expended on its making, the constitution which had been moulded at those meetings was defeated at the polls. Mr. Dawes still speaks of it with indignation. "People who claim to have made a study of such things say that we, the delegates, did a good job. But the public didn't think so." He adds with feeling: "Everyone realizes the necessity for a change of 20 TWECMICAGOAN procedure in representation and taxa tion." The very words his colonial ancestors must have said some hundred and fifty years ago! RUFUS DAWES is well qualified to speak on representation and taxa tion, for he is a recognized and world- acclaimed expert on the subject. There was a general murmur of approval, when he accompanied the two Ameri can members of the reparations com mission to Europe in December of 1923. These two were brother Gen eral Charles Dawes and Owen D. Young. When they called on Secre tary Hughes in Washington Rufus went along. At a conference in Hughes' office he was selected chief of a staff of eight economic experts who were to accompany the official delegation to Paris. In the children's playroom of the S. S. America, which had been designated the conference room by the captain of the ship, mat ters of international import were gravely discussed each afternoon by the two Dawes brothers and Mr. Young. As the chief of the staff of experts Rufus was called upon to act as liaison officer between the two mem bers of the commission and their octet of experts. His duties included further the examination, and often, the brief ing, of the contemporaneous studies and comments of the experts. He had also to advise his brother and Mr. Young upon the economic problems involved. Later, when Owen Young was ap pointed First Agent for Reparation Payments in Germany, he selected Rufus for the position of "Allied Charge d'Affaires for Reparations." Whenever the official agent was forced to leave the scene of activities, Rufus Dawes with his sonorous title was left in charge of negotiations and with full power of attorney for Mr. Young. Thus it happened that in September of 1924 he was declared the richest man in Germany. The Dawes plan was just being inaugurated. Owen Young had turned over to him some forty-three million gold marks which, with a few other trifling payments forthcoming, rose to the sum of eighty-three million gold marks by the end of the month. Thus it is, also, that the Dawes plan, which was of course named for Charles, has also to be grateful in part to brother Rufus. Thus it was that Rufus became author of a book entitled "The Dawes Plan in the Making." THUS it was that everywhere in America people clamored to hear brother Rufus speak to them about the workings of the plan when he returned from Europe. He spoke clearly and concisely as he had done so many times in the past. For many years in many cities he had been sought as a speaker on topics of finance. The matter might have had local, national or in ternational significance; Rufus was ac quainted with it intimately and had its telling points at his finger tips. Dur ing the war he spoke often to men in training camps. After the war he was many times called upon to speak as state chairman of the American Relief Fund for the Near East. Both organized philan thropy and acts of personal thought- fulness engage much of his time. After a visit to the Chicago Boys' Club and an inspection of its departments, Mr. Dawes offered to pay membership fees for twenty-five boys and promised to do so for the rest of his life. There is a tale told of an employe of Dawes Brothers, Inc., who suffered from overwrought nerves and de ranged mind. The man had been a fellow townsman in Marietta and held a position of some importance. For two years Rufus watched the mental struggle in his employe and saw to it that while in reality all responsibility was lifted from the man's shoulders, he was permitted to believe that his work went on as usual and was treated as a normal individual. His violent out bursts were deliberately ignored. Final ly, coming into the office as usual one day, the man broke into a conference and let loose a stream of insults. He dashed into Rufus' office and hurled invectives at him as well. The poor creature then fled from the office, a madman. But the Dawes brothers sent detectives after him to lead him home and finally, when all other means failed, saw that he was cured in a sani tarium. THE Dawes home, yellow brick and mellow brown gables, stands in the center of spacious lawns, com manding both sides of a quiet corner in Evanston, a block away from the southern end of Northwestern Univer sity. For all its magnitude, however, it looks comfortable rather than pala tial and is unpretentiously managed by Mrs. Dawes who has built a gracious home for the large family — three sons and three daughters — and in addition has worked tirelessly as leader in the affairs of women's clubs in Evanston. "Outside interests?" queries Mr. Dawes, "that's all bunk. I might tell you that I play a round of golf once in a while, or that occasionally I pick up a book " But his books are found everywhere in that high house of his, and they look at ease there, and at home in their surroundings. He has a very valuable collection of signatures of some of the early fathers on public documents, and is a keen student of early American history. In terest in the doings of his own fore bears soon led to a study of other family histories that stretch back to the pre-Revolutionary days, and he has gone into the subject at great length. Two years ago he presented the Han over Intermediate school with the first exhibit for its historical museum. The presentation consisted of a collec tion of medallions of the American presidents, which is usually found only in the offices of executives high in the government service. These medallions must have some special attraction for Rufus Dawes for they hang in his office, directly underneath the portraits of his father and uncle, where they meet his gaze whenever it is lifted from the papers before him. VERY tall and slender, he sits at one 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 grey eyes and a longish nose. Occasionally this personage 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 pince 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. Mr. Dawes is not one who, in that low voice and with those precise sen tences, will say one thing and do another. He has said: "Success in business is not enough; a man must contribute service to his community as well." And since his services have been given to state, country and city severally, his life bears witness that for him his business success was not enough. His other successes will be rounded out when he sees the world flocking to his centennial of progress some three and a half years hence. TI4E CHICAGOAN 21 <Tke JTA C E Old Extravaganza Hoaxed at Goodman By CHARLES COLLINS THE fortnight before Christmas was, as. usual, nothing to prevent play-goers from concentrating on their shopping lists. My file for the period contains only four programs. The Yuletide, of course, will bring in a harvest for holiday diversion — six titles, scheduled for openings too late to be recorded here. The Goodman theater leads the chronicle for this issue with a diver tissement called, Tour du Monde, which was well-known to our grand-parents under the title of Around the World in Eighty Days. Yes, a dramatisation of the romance by Jules Verne whose fame has carried over half a century. The Kilraffeys popularized it as a spec tacle-drama, or extravaganza, somewhat in the style of Chu Chin Chow, back in the General Grant period; and now it bobs up again in a version taken di rectly from the French of MM. Verne and D'Ennery by Thomas Wood Stevens et fils. Every once in a while the Goodman company does something prankish to prove that it is not altogether sober- minded, aesthetic and moderne. Camille at Roaring Camp, for example. This Jules Verne show carries on that tra dition successfully. It is a high-jinks with the melodramatic style of our an cestors; it emulates the Hoboken renais sance of After Dar\ under the aegis of Christopher Morley. And it strikes me as being much better than After Dar\, as that jape was done at the Woods last summer. Its gestures of burlesque are not over-strained. It avoids the smart aleck attitude; it is, primarily, a theatrical frolic, not a wise-crack. Tour du Monde runs to fourteen scenes in its depiction of the heroic and humorous adventures of Phineas Fogg, the marvel of efficiency circling the globe against time on a bet. It offers ocean liners, elephants, horses, railroad trains, Indian tribes and marine disas ters for the amusement of the cus tomers; and if you think they can't manage that sort of thing at the Good man, go and see for yourself. It's bet ter than a movie or a talkie, we say. There is much glee in the quaint con traption. It is a definite novelty. If After Dar\ could become a Hoboken hit for the Broadway intellectuals, Tour du Monde ought to be a riot among the earnest thinkers who frequent Grant Park after nightfall. Her Name Is Legion RUTH DRAPER, the Great Lady of the Sketches, has come and gone, so there is not much need for informa tion about her contribution to the stage season. She flourished at the Selwyn for two weeks, no longer a high priest ess of special matinees but a regulation afternoon-and-night amusement. With only one name in her cast, she kept the box-office busy and her audiences charmed. She is probably the only per sonality of the American stage who could turn the trick. She is a genius; she has lifted a drawing room or lyceum specialty into the realm of fine art. Miss Draper's most notable addition to her extensive repertory this year was a sequence of sketches called Three Women and Mr. Clifford. It was, in effect, a three-act comedy, dealing with the women who contribute to the per sonality and career of a typical New York financier. First, there is Mr. Clifford's marvelous secretary, who at* tends to his telephone calls, his office routine, his investments, his charities, and his personal errands. She is a paragon of efficiency; her boss's second brain. Then there is Mrs. Clifford, the slightly bored and very ritzy mother of his children and spender of his money. (This character is Miss Draper's high est achievement in light satire.) Last, there is the sentimental lady who com forts Mr. Clifford sub rosa; the mistress of a tired business man's dreams. She is the sex interest of the series; a lady friend in the grand manner. These three sketches, done with a perfect touch, reveal more of the character of the unseen Mr. Clifford than a full- length novel. . . . Impertinent observa tion: Miss Draper has added a few curves to her silhouette, with pleasing results. Swansdown FRITZ LEIBER'S staging of "Othel lo" was another proof of the value of the Civic Shakespeare Society. Tyrone Power was the Moor, troubled with lapses of memory in the early performances but extremely impressive nevertheless. If he had been starred in this great role ten or fifteen years ago, before the years had been begun to soften his physical vigor, he would have been an Othello to erase the old-timers' memories of Salvini. Mr. Leiber's treatment of the character of Iago has elements of originality and the creative imagination. He emphasizes the satanic plotter's pose as a bluff, frank soldier. This is Iago wearing the mask of Big- Hearted Steve. The Shakesperean sessions at the Civic are a fairly important season of classic revivals. Staging, costuming and decor are excellent, and the acting is sound although sometimes insuffi ciently rehearsed. The company's chief weakness is lack of reserves. It has un dertaken a task that would stagger the resources of the Comedie Francaise. One of Those Things THE PLAYHOUSE is becoming a sort of Grand Guignol of Michi gan Avenue. On the heels of The Jade 22 THE CHICAGOAN God, which tried to frighten us out of our wits at cut-rates, it offers Illegal Practice, a farce-melodrama about crooked lawyers, gun-men, and the mysterious Mr. X who is the master mind behind the bootlegger business in all the up-to-date crime-shows. This piece was written as a cynical hoax after the style of Chicago. To emphasize the point, it was first called Philadelphia. Its civic atmosphere, however, has been de-localized, and the play now represents any large Ameri can city where the telephone number of police headquarters is Spring 4100. Illegal Practice is about as crazy as they make them in its vein. You will be able to laugh with it occasionally and at it often. It wades through long stretches of dull dialogue to reach some surprising and effective tricks at the act-ends. The acting is mainly in the minor league key; but I've checked the names of Miss Billee Taylor, as a ali mony-digger; Louis Fennell, as a gaudy hoodlum; and Ernest Pollock, as a comic coroner, for honorable mention. Letters — To the Editor TWO of many letters received from readers of The City of Unfortw note Publicity in the December 7 issue of The Chicagoan are published here with as constructive manifestations of the mounting sentiment for a proper representation of Chicago by Chi- cagoans and Chicago institutions. TO THE EDITOR: I have read with interest Mr. Quigley's article, The City of Unfortunate Publicity, as contained in your issue of December 7th. This is an article that should be read by every citizen of Chicago and its encircling suburbs. Messrs. Merwin and Quigley have initiated a line of desirable publicity. We who live in and around Chicago do not appreciate the many advantages and the rising splendor of the Midwest Metropolis. Nothing can be added to Mr. Merwin's article on which Mr. Quigley has based his comments. It is a straightforward statement of facts, without embellishing fiction or exaggeration. It will go a long way toward offsetting the unfortunate publicity result ing from the misdeeds of our politicians and criminals. Statistics do not support the contention that Chicago is deeper in moral depravity than any other section of the country. Our politics are abominable and crimcladen, but so are the politics in New York, Washing ton, Philadelphia, and for that matter the politics on "Main Street." Our city govern ment is just as incompetent as any in America, we admit it, but not more so. Our deficiencies in city government are the inherent deficiencies in the republican form of government, in which the people are prone to elect to office the prize tricksters and fourflushers of their respective com munities. However, our criminals, our poli ticians, and our city government have about as much bearing on the true character and worth of the City of Chicago as a wart on the nose of a fair lady. It is very conspicu ous, exceedingly embarrassing, but has noth ing to do with the aims, the aspirations, or the character of the lady. Anent this matter of unfortunate pub licity, we cannot help but feel that our newspapers are largely responsible. A crim inal act never occurs in the City of Chicago but our reporters and editors surround it with an atmosphere of adventure and hero ism. Ninety-nine per cent of the citizens of Chicago entertain a secret admiration for Mr. Capone, and probably Mr. Capone never in his life committed an act entitling him to admiration. We would like to see a gentlemen's agree ment between the editors of Chicago papers to the effect that the write-up of a criminal act shall not come nearer to the front than the fourth page, and shall not take up more than seventy agate lines. We would like to see all of the perverted literary effort now spent in surrounding crimes of greed with an atmosphere of adventure turned into the weaving of romance around worth-while accomplishments. We would like, for ex ample, to see the names of the men in letters six inches high (together with their photo graphs, the photographs of their families, their homes, including the customary "cross" where the events have occurred) who have risked their lives in an effort to save others, or who have contributed some mite to the sum total of human knowledge and happi ness, or who have erected monuments, stimulating civic pride. We would like to see in letters a foot high the names of judges who make their decisions without first taking into consid eration the politics, financial and social standing of the parties involved. We would like to see on the front pages the picture of the little mother who, bereft of her means of support by the hands of the gun man, or otherwise, bravely struggles on. We would like to see her "diary" on the front pages of some paper with the notation below that this paper paid five thousand dollars for the exclusive use of her "story." We would like to see these newspapers inculcate into the minds of their readers a sense of justice through the exploitation of exemplary acts, instead of continually hold ing before their eyes acts of bestial injustice clothed in a glamour of heroism. — G. M. garland, 1163 First National Bank Build ing, Chicago. * TO THE EDITOR: I thank you for The City of Unfortunate Publicity. I had read Mr. Merwin's article in the Saturday Evening Post with much interest and am very glad the subject has received recognition at your hands and the additional attention which your wide circu lation gives it. I have always been most enthusiastic about Chicago and its suburbs during my twenty years' residence in this district; but these articles are particularly interesting to me because of three months spent this sum mer visiting eight countries of Europe, where I found that, unfortunately, Chi- cago's reputation had been unfairly be smirched, just as in this country. In fact, the prevalence of this feeling in Europe toward Chicago was a shock to me. It seems to me that most of my conver sations with Europeans were devoted to cor recting their opinions of Chicago and defending her from every point of view, particularly as not only a city of business, but of culture and great practical interest in education, art and music, and in the creation of a City Beautiful; and I know that some people had a distinctly different idea after my conversations with them. In fact, in Italy I was very frank in telling some of the more prominent people I met there that much of the bad reputation Chicago has was created by some of their own fellow-countrymen, who seemed to have no respect for law or life, at least within the circles of their fellow-criminals; and they hastened to assure me that they were quite ashamed of the correspondingly bad name which their countrymen were giving to Italy. I am afraid that some of our own papers in their Paris editions are helping to create this European opinion of Chicago by giving too much space to current happenings here which are really of no importance and which would hardly be justified in appear ing in those editions from the point of view of worth'while news. Our own local papers can do much to remedy the situation if they will relegate such news items to the limbo where they belong. The work which your paper is doing is highly to be commended. It is to be hoped you will embrace every opportunity to pub lish similar articles. One of the axioms of advertising is that much repetition is essen tial to the implanting of an idea in the public mind, and the same thing certainly applies to the cleansing of Chicago's repu tation, which can be done fairly and hon estly if emphasis be put upon her good points which are so much more outstanding than her bad ones. The trouble is that just the opposite has been done heretofore. — ¦ wilbur helm, 120 S. LaSalle St., Chicago. Yes^ We Didnt Either The Chicagoan Gentlemen: In your December 7th issue, Town Tal\ department, you said that a farmer (no gentleman) found and realized the value of a peacock's egg. He should — peacocks don't — peahens do.; Or maybe I didn't understand — it was a joke??? P. GUMBINER, 1520 East 67th Place. TMQCMICAGOAN 23 HTie CINEMA Mr. George Arliss Gives a Performance By WILLIAM R. WEAVER ON another page of this issue Mr. Nat Karson records in his ex tremely facile white-on-black the George Arliss Disraeli. When engrav ers and printers return to me the orig inal of Mr. Karson's drawing, I am going to pack it securely and ship it to Mr. Arliss, for no particularly good reason save to place a mark of special appreciation on this one of several thou sand motion-pictures witnessed in line of what I am laughed at for calling duty. For Mr. Arliss' Disraeli is, in quite a number of ways, the best pic ture that I have seen. Having battered and bruised the better adjectives in ap probation of relatively inferior enter tainments, it is only by some such phys ical act that I can satisfy my impulse to set this picture apart from and above all the others. I do not, however, invite the usual letters arguing that some other picture is better than Disraeli. No doubt some other picture is, at least on the broader levels of comparison. There are bigger pictures, more dramatic pictures, pic tures that tug more sharply at the emo tions, pictures with weightier signific ance, wider variety of appeal, and so on. But there is no picture presenting a better actor in a better role enunciat ing in better manner a better dialogue imparting a better plot eliciting a bet ter reaction of the better interests. If the silent motion-picture was justifiably described as physical, Disraeli is reason enough for declaring the vocal motion- picture at its best to be mental. Dis raeli is of the cerebellum, for the cere bellum and, pointedly, by the cerebel lum. Mr. Arliss does not in fact resemble Disraeli; but as he enacts the role, utters the speeches, makes the ges tures, he is Disraeli. But, as I have explained, my store of praise words has been dissipated on al most-great productions. Not so Mr. Karson's arabesques. I refer you to his brush critique and advise seeing no other picture before this one. "The Great Gahbo" THERE are, strange as it may seem when the general tenor of screen entertainment is considered, certain ways to guarantee that a picture to b» produced at a given time and place shall be a good picture. One of these is to employ Mr. James Cruse to direct it, give him Mr. Erich Von Stroheim to enact the principal role, with Miss Betty Compson opposite, and buy up one of Mr. Ben Hecht's old stories to work with. These things done, it is practically impossible to spin the camera without obtaining a good pic ture. Such as The Great Gabbo. Had Disraeli not come to town just when it did, The Great Gabbo would have been the best picture hereabouts. It's a story about a ventriloquist, his property partner and his girl. It isn't like any other story, but it wouldn't matter if it were — acting and direction make it great. It is, it may be well to add, one of the increasingly numer ous pictures that must be seen from the first or not at all. "The Marriage Playground" FREDERIC MARCH, Mary Brian, Huntly Gordon, Lilyan Tashman, Seena Owen, and the greatest collection of juvenile actors and actresses ever assembled under a single megaphone, have made a charming picture of Edith Wharton's The Children without worrying for a moment about the orig inal. What one who read the Whar ton books may think of the picture I have no idea, but it is by odds the cur rent attraction most suitable for the holiday entertainment of parents whose Christmas is yet a warm memory of young eyes wide before groaning tree or bulging stocking. To these, and to others who may believe themselves sen timentally akin to these, I suggest The Marriage Playground as an early in vestment. I am confident of dividends. Oeven races YOU are listening to Jim, the fel low the army was out of step with. He is reminding you of advertisements listing six daily newspaper critics' un limited endorsement of Paul Muni's Seven Faces. He i& reporting utter inability to stay awake during the dreary first hour of the exhibition and his retreat thereafter. He is signing off with a statement of his opinion that the other three or four faces must have been marvelous to compensate for those he saw before dozing. Baxter Again ONE of the penalties incurred by an actor who does so well in a character role as Mr. Warner Baxter did in In Old Arizona is the inevitable comparison of subsequent castings with that one. Thus it is necessary to say that A Romance of the Rio Grande is not so good as In Old Arizona, al- 24 TI4ECWICAG0AN at the End of the Old Santa fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico la Fonda JLf finest of Harvey hotels I A FONDA is an all-year resort 4 hotel, created for the most dis criminating of travelers. It is uniquely distinctive, within and without. Crystalizing the elusive charm of New Mexico's ancient Spanish capital, its life centers about a sunny, restful patio; its fawn-colored pile sweeps back from Santa Fe's historic plaza in the lifting terraces of an ancient Indian pueblo. At La Fonda t"he cuisine is of the highest Fred Harvey standard. The spacious guest rooms, individually treated, reflect the influence of the fascinating Spanish-Pueblo region roundabout. Electric elevators serve the balconied upper floors, where suites with cheery sitting rooms and open fire places com mand magnificent panoramas of the foothills and snowcrests of the Sangre de Cristos. La Fonda's hospitable doors swing wide winter and summer. Here fog or protracted storms are alike almost unknown. The sparkle of Santa Fe's dry and healthful climate holds throughout the changing seasons. La Fonda's native orchestra is from Old Mexico, with dancing in the New Mexican Room during luncheon, dinner, and in the even ing. Afternoon tea is served in the broad patio lounge, and unusual en tertainment features are numerous. Harveycar Motor Cruises Guests of La Fonda will find it more than simply a charmingly different resort hotel. As headquarters for the Indian-detour and Harveycar Motor Cruises,— a Santa Fe- Harvey motor service as individual as the hotel itself,— La Fonda holds the key to informative and delightful exploration of the entire Southwest. From La Fonda intriguing roads thread away through the least-known and most scenic region of America— to primitive Mexican hill vil lages, inhabited Indian pueblos and pre historic cities; to Mesa Verde, Carlsbad Caverns and the Navajo Country, Rainbow Bridge and Grand Canyon. Harveycar Motor Cruises, with Haryey care of detail throughout, may be arranged at a mom ent's notice to fill hours, days, or weeks. Santa Fe-Harvey Co., 1215-A, Santa F£, New Mexico ease send me new La Fonda brochure, Harveycar Motor Cruise and Indian- detour booklets. though Mr. Baxter is better in it. The two pictures are about as similar as their titles. The new one gives the star assistance of Robert Edeson, Mary Duncan, Antonio Moreno and several other dependable players, whose tal ents do not, however, include rewriting of the script in performance. Too bad, of course, but that's the way it is. "Three Live Ghosts" ROBERT MONTGOMERY is the IX name I recall as of Three Live Ghosts, a post-war comedy-drama set in a better London than is commonly found in the cinema and enacted on a higher plane than is commercially vendible in these states. It was shown briefly and to a grateful few at the United Artists, which is still the Town's best place in which to see a filmshow, but it is worth seeing any-' where at any time if you are (as you must be) one of those who read The Chicagoan because you like it. Three Live Ghosts is smart, too. "Halfway to Heaven" IN the improbable event that my dis approval of Mr. Buddy Rogers has kept you away from his pictures, I hereby lift the embargo and bid you get an eyeful of Halfway to Heaven. This time the picture (it's about acro bats) contains a plot (it's about a girl) that gives Mr. Rogers (he's the star) something worth watching him do. Just possibly, that's what's been needed all along. Is Everybody Ha££y?" I ALWAYS remember Ted Lewis as the young fellow who played When Mv Baby Smiles at Me while we old settlers sipped our Edelweiss in the gay gardens at Cottage Grove and the Mid way as war clouds gathered in '17. He played a hot clarinet and was begin ning to learn the sax. He, the clarinet, the sax, and the battered high hat are still young and still hot in the jaw stretches of Is Everybody Happy? Be tween these syncopated interludes, which are frequent and protracted, Mr. Lewis is a very terrible actor in a very terrible story. But I cannot feel less kindly toward Mr. Lewis for his per formance; things like that may happen to anyone these days. He is still, so far as I'm concerned, the best one-man jazz; band extant, and Is Everybody Happy? does preserve his genius for posterity. THE CHICAGOAN 25 I he toss I AM told that Miss Greta Garbo is a civilised interest, that her person ality si«les, that her acting is Art and that I reveal a pitiful lack of cultural comprehension when I yawn in her clinches, snore at her cardiac convul sions and munch peanuts during -her crises. Less subtle acquaintances state my case less pleasantly. And they may be right. Nevertheless, Miss Garbo continues to be my idea of a pain in the neck and I reserve the right to make my own diagnosis. The Kiss, by the way, is worse than usual. To See or Not to See Disraeli: George Arliss at his and the screen's best. {See it by all means.] The Great Gabbo : James Cruse directs Erich Von Stroheim and Betty Compson in a Ben Hecht story. [Need you ask?] The Marriage Playground: Frederic March, Mary Brian and a lot of great children in the perfect holiday picture for parents. [If so.] A Romance of the Rio Grand: Warner Baxter in something a little but not enough like In Old Arizona. [Don't see it-] Seven Faces: All Paul Muni's. [No.] Three Live Ghosts: English comedy- drama a bit too finely drawn for Ran dolph street. [Attend.] Halfway to Heaven: Charles Rogers in first rate circus stuff. [Yes.] Is Everybody Happy: Ted Lewis is still a great jazz; musician. [If you feel that way about him.] The Kiss: Greta Garbo — but why go on? [Don't blame me.] 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 jaw.] nviting 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 World?* Greatest Hotel ff 26 THE CHICAGOAN To Wish You A Happy and Prosperous New Year MU/ICAL NOTE/ Prmce Alexandre of Russia By ROBERT POLLAK lyonAHealy AMERICA'S GREAT MUSIC HOUSE ON December 8 Alexandre Gretch aninoff, a native of the Old Rus- sia, appeared at the piano in a recital of his songs. They emerged in colorful cavalcade from the throat of one Albert Rappaport, a minor tenor, of the Chi' cago Civic Opera Company.. An ap pearance of this sort does not give a very true picture of a composer who has been a figure of the past for over twenty years. There is a large enough group of emigres in a community like Chicago to make the appearance of an aged exile like Gretchaninoff the focal point of a celebration more national than musical. Hence the occasion was characterized by a slightly hysterical quality. Each song was greeted with fervent applause and the composer and assisting artist were the recipients of guttural cries of approval from gentle men with long beards. Although I am not particularly moved by the fact that Gretchaninoff is a distinguished wanderer, there is something peculiarly compelling about him. He is already so much a figure of the past, a part of the musical history of a great nation. Although not a mem ber of the famous Five (Balakirev, Rimsky, Borodin, Cui and Moussorg- ski) he nevertheless belonged to their epoch, a period when the vitality of the comparatively untutored Russian com posers fell upon the world with start ling freshness. And the occasion of his appearance is prevented from being purely sentimental by his possession of certain notable musical gifts developed under the old culture of Russia. In the Nursery HE has, first of all, an uncanny faculty for entering into the mind of the child. He penetrates into this tender world with a loving sym pathy rather than with the acute psychological observation of Moussorg' ski, in the songs, and Debussy, in the children's corner. This was plain enough at a brief recital in spite of the inadequate and rather affected delivery of M. Rappaport. With infinite taste and art Gretchaninoff invades the field of the child without the condescension of the average composer. Using the elements of Russian nationalism^ old fairy-tales, proverbs and adages, he succeeds in discovering that rare com bination of wit and naivete that is necessary to express in tone the subtle universe of the nursery. In the field of church music the Rus sian has further set his mark. The dearth of great choral organizations in this country prevents the wide hearing of his ecclesiastical works. But in Rus sia he has long been known as a master who brought relative innovations to the stubborn, unyielding traditions of church music. Of this latter aspect there could be no sign in the recital at the Studebaker. It was hall-marked of course by a rendition of Over the Steppe, a maudlin lyric which dogs the footsteps of Gretchaninoff in the same way that the lachrymose prelude pur sues Rachmaninoff. A Welcome Visitor ON the same Sunday afternoon Benno Moiseiwitsch made one of his infrequent Chicago appearances' at the Playhouse in a sturdy program built of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, the HandehBrahms Variations and the Four Ballads of Chopin. He is a figure of the piano world that calls up the profoundest admiration. When first he appeared in America he seemed an H4E CHICAGOAN 27 artist in miniature, likely to develop into the second De Pachmann — minus the monkey-shines. But as he now ap proaches a glorious maturity his playing takes on a breadth and scope astonish ing to any observer of his development as a virtuoso in the United States. This is most plainly discerned in his Bach, where the architectonics are realized in magnificent Gothic outline. He is enough of a poet to make the Chro' matic Fantasy and Fugue a thrilling ad venture in counterpoint, and though his occasional unconventionalities may shock the professors, he senses truly the orchestral dimensions of the grand old Kantor. His Chopin he is born to, like any Slav with genius. It is fluid, electric, alternately stormy and caressing. Alumnus of Rutgers AT last, the genial Robeson, lawyer i and athlete, actor and singer, one of the most picturesque and informal musical figures on the American scene, makes himself known in Chicago. The personality of this Negro engages the second he appears. He impresses by his fine stature, his pleasant dignity and his unassuming, modest manliness. Unlike his legendary fellow'alumnus, he didn't die for dear old Rutgers. He lives as "one of the greatest ends that ever played football" (vide Walter Camp), a notable histrionic discovery of O'Neill and the greatest interpreter in the world of the vocal music of his race. A comparison of Robeson with Hayes is inevitable. The basso sings because it is natural for him. Hayes has devel oped an exquisite perfection by bring ing his fine intellect to bear upon a cer tain specific gift. Their method of ap proach to the spirituals is, nevertheless, strikingly similar. Neither one attempts to clothe them with any stage costum ing. Both sing them with a native di rectness and simplicity, without the slightest vestige of affected artiness. Hayes' delicious tenor is not robust enough to justify two hours of spir ituals. Hence, he wisely mixes them with samples of the finest music in the vocal literature. To that literature Robeson has not been trained. The mar velous sonorities of that deep voice keep even a full recital of spirituals from being too much of a chore. And when he voices his lament at the imperturba bility of Old Man River we begin to see him as an American Chaliapin. MARGUERITE NOW SHOWING New Southern Resort Wear y Fashions y Owing to the radical changes taking place in the feminine modes we have made special endeavors to assemble an outstanding collection which should appeal to the most fastidious. It has a new elegance and an increased emphasis on beautiful detail THIS PRESENTATION IS BASED ON EVERY NEW THEME OF THE FOREMOST Parisian Coetmriers AND DEVELOPED IN THE NEWEST NOVELTY FRENCH FABPJCS Prices 'in -Evidence Are Surprisingly Moderate YOUR INSPECTION IS CORDIALLY INVITED 660 RUSH STREET AT EKIE ANNABELL CHUD Fashion Show Models ? Corsettes and Lingerie Ensembles on sale Jan. 2nd to 11th. ? Sizes 32 to 54. ? Prices $10.50 to $55.50 Dearborn T96T PITTSF1ELD KOTUNDA 33 No. Wabash s>o% 38& Gowns Costumes —Wraps to Order 840 N. Michigan Ave. TaWpJUiM Superior MM 28 TWE CHICAGOAN RECORDS THE SONG AND DANCE HITS FROM FTHE BROADWAY,, MUSICAL SUCCESS LIBBY HOLMAN HERE AM I — Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein and never composed a more beautiful number than this — a song made- to-order for Libby Holman's inimitable voice. WHY WAS I BORN?— In the lyric of this number Libby Holman asks"Whatam I giving?" To which we answer— "The most perfect bit of vocal enter tainment ever recorded by Brunswick." No.4S70. ROGER WOLFE KAHN and HIS ORCHESTRA play GO, CHICAGO For Big Healthy Brutes By LUCIA LEWIS 'TWAS NOT SO LONG AGO — The sweetest Fox Trot on record — and that's no pun— with a vocal chorus that's a lyric toast to the styles that have passed like old sachet. It's soft, dreamy, melodi ous/ wonderful. Hear it. DON'T EVER LEAVE ME — You'll never leave off dancing to this number. The genius of Kern and Hammerstein, touched by the magic of Kahn's orchestration, makes it a torrid-toed invitation to Fox Trot. No. 4614. WHY WAS I BORN?— Rofler and his Romeo$ give you the reason for their being— in a torrent of nasty notes just palpitating with dance lure. HERE AM I— The vocal refrain of this Fox Trot ends with the plea — "Please don't pass us by". If you do, you stand to lose out on one of the best dance numbers in years. No. 4583. YOU are for or against them — violently. There is no middle ground on winter sports. If you are against, run along and buy the bathing suits and chiffons and read our very warm story in the next issue. But if the first blast of cold air does not paralyze your faculties and send you bleating to the radiator, you will be welcomed into a very close'knit brother' hood in Canada, in the Adirondacks, at St. Moritz or Garmisch-Parten- kirchen, wherever you point your skis. For the devotees of icy sports think pretty highly of each other and are a friendly lot, cordial even to the fledg- ling who spends most of his time on his ear in a snowdrift. Thus, one's very first winter at this sort of thing is apt to be decidedly satisfying. Inexpert guests may either strive valiantly with instructors in skating and skiing or just ramble around awkwardly but happily on their own. Whatever their tech' nique, they are sure of all the stirring air they can use, an expansion of the lungs, and a whittling down of stodgy forms — and, always, roaring log fires with the mellow friendliness engendered by warmth inside and chill vastness beyond the windows. In the United States, the choice ex' perience in winter sporting is the Lake Placid Club. Choice, because it is the perfect center in the Adirondacks, famous all over the world for its facil- ities (the Olympics are to be held there in 1932, and important events dot every winter's schedule). An experience, because its owner and president, Dr. Melvil Dewey, controls the thing with an unique and iron hand. Burns Mantle says the Dewey epitaph should be, simply: "He made the rich behave." We might add "and he makes 'em like it.' At Lake Placid the guests are pure as the ozone — nary a drop of liquor is permitted anywhere; lotteries, raffles, penny ante are an athema, and smoking by women is not allowed. And yet, in this sccalled era of lawlessness and vice, crowds of fashionables storm this virtuous Hotel'Club every season. Last year 2,000 tried to crowd into the space that accommodates no more than 1,400. A new wing is open this year and Adirondack Lodge, a separate camp at Hart Lake, takes care of thirty-five guests in a nice, intimate, house'party manner. But no matter how much they enlarge, space is gobbled up promptly, so make your reservations now, for periods all the way to March. Other hotels in the surrounding country are keeping their shingles out to take care of the overflow, but Lake Placid Club is always the most desirable unless, of course, one goes in for private camp or cottage in the manner of Jesse Liver- more, Rosa Ponselle, and other notables who hold forth here every season. The Club is very fond of children, and loves to take care of whole families. The Club school and special tutors ably attend to all the years from first grade to prep work for college entrance, and they do it in half day sessions so that youngsters have every afternoon for outdoor activities. If Dr. Dewey's dis cipline extends to the spelling classes you won't, of course, ever be able to read the little dears' notes to you. For to his other achievements, the hale old gentleman has added the inauguration of a simplified spelling system that is the dizziest thing about Lake Placid. The orthography of the English lan guage, already difficult enough becomes utterly hopeless on all club lit' erature, announcements and letters. Yu ar a Sno Bird, a gest, take yur first steps in the ryt direckshun under experienst instructors and gydz; yu ob- serv hy standards but dances and gay partees ar numerus — and, al in al, yu du hav a gud time! Another choice spot in the east is Saranac, where at Saranac Inn or Riverside Inn, a goodly crowd of win ter fanatics gather each year. FOR: those whose standards are not of the Placid school and who like the inner warmth that comes from a THE CHICAGOAN 29 drop of rye or Bourbon we point em phatically to Canada. To the attrac tion of dazzling winter weather, fine sports facilities and hotels, Canada adds the lure of wide leathered chairs and shining dark tables before warm fire places — the ideal setting for the most rudimentary exercise in the art of ski ing. For the truth of the matter is that the sitting down posture is the first thing to be mastered in ski-ing. There is no more certain way of distinguish ing a competent ski-er than by the way he sits. A ski-er worthy of the name can master any situation by the simple art of sitting down. He can wrap him self around a maple tree. He can plunge head first into a snow drift with the back tips of his skis pointed at the sky. He can drop from sight with a dwindling shout of despair over a forty- five degree slope of forgotten hillside. And when the snow dust has cleared away and the echoes of his impact are lost in the silence about him, if he is adequate in the proficiency of his art, he should be slowly rising from a sitting posture. And what better place to practice this art of sitting down than in the aforesaid armchairs, within easy reach of a perfectly legal whiskey and soda? True, many Americans never get be yond this rudimentary practice but, like the young man from Sydney, they have a grand time of it. THERE are, however, plenty of op portunities for genuine outdoor sports. Cross-country ski runs seem to form the major portion of the winter day in the life of Canadians in such centers as Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and Murray Bay. In Ottawa alone about ten thousand people take to skis every week-end and the two ski clubs there have a combined membership of over five thousand. The Chateau Laurier has been enlarged by Canadian National to take care of the increasing numbers of visitors who go there for winter sports. The Manoir Richelieu at Murray Bay, far down the St. Lawrence River on the edge of the Gulf of St. Lawrence itself, will be kept open this winter for the first time If you are one of our more faithful readers you will remember the high praise lavished on that hostelry in last summer's Chicagoan. It should be equally pleasant in winter. Montreal is an easy trip from here and will continue on in next issue. 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, are given in that listing. 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 date for which tickets are desired in case The Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play)...... _: (Second Choice) _ (Number of seats) (Date) (Second choice of date) (Name) (Address) _. _ (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $..... 30 THE CHICAGOAN For that Southern Sojourn Sportswear Gowns Wraps Millinery Accessories Frank Sullivan, Inc. Sixteen-fifteen Sherman Ave. Evanston January Sale of Furs A C. Henning fur coat, always recog' nized as a luxurious possession. And now, it becomes a great investment because of the substantial, worthwhile reductions in prices. Now, if ever, is surely the time to buy! C. HENNING Room 220 108 No. State St. The CWICACOCNNC faces— 1930 Model By MARCIA VAUGHN FOR weeks we dart about among the tense, frowning, shopping crowds — pretty tense and grubby our' selves. For another week of holidays we do too much of everything, slow ing down to a roar for New Year's Eve. And so, on the first day of January we face the New Year, with cheeks the delicate shade of old parch' ment, a bit of a droop around the mouth, a sag at the chin, eyes smudged back into our head and a peevish line furrowed between them. (If anyone in the class does not feel this way will she please take her bright eyes and rosy cheeks out of the room before we heave a chair at her?) Seriously, there is no season like the first of the year in which to start briskly about the business of beautifica' tion, if you aren't already a chronic salon'ite. Most of us are tired, and the winds, cold and soot of the winter are beginning to produce their usual effect. If you are staying in town for awhile you certainly need treatments to tide you over, and if you are moving south it is important to acquire the sort of complexion that will appear fearlessly in keen, bright sunlight. For correcting special conditions courses are mapped out with treat' ments at suitable intervals, and since no good salon likes to have you appear too often, unless you absolutely need it, you are safe in relying on their judgment. The fairly normal skin in a dirty city does need attention about every two weeks — with, of course, a few minutes at home every single day. A year of fortnightly treatments will cost about as much as a new dress, and since clear skins are more than Paris frocks, who wouldn't dispense with one dress? But if you never have more than one treatment that one is a wise investment, because the expert attendant tells you things about your' self that every woman should know — what preparations to use, how to keep your skin in condition at home, how to choose cosmetics and how to apply them to emphasize your better features. WITH that settled, the question is which salon? Well, there are hundreds of course, from the neighborhood "shoppe" whose at' tendant "dearies" you and knows less about facial care than the average barber, through all the variations to the serene quartet that commands my unswerving fealty. Elizabeth Arden, Dorothy Gray, Marie Earle, Helena Rubinstein have established charming refuges for the weather- beaten here. The special charm of each of these salons is their quality of hushed peace in the depth of a pretty raucous Town. When the doors swing softly to behind you in the modern cathedral that is the Rubinstein strong' hold at 670 North Michigan, when you sink into the cushions of a pink little room at Dorothy Gray's in 900 North Michigan, surrender to the cool femininity of Elizabeth Arden's Walton Place menage, or step into the calm of the new Marie Earle establish ment in the I. W. A. C. Building, you have taken the first great step towards the utter relaxation that is impossible in the steamy, busy atmosphere of the ordinary beauty shop. And after that it is just one heavenly hour of gentle cleansing, molding and patting, never a bit of stretching "massage" that is so ruinous for faces and necks. A stimulating strap about the chin and cool pads over tired eyes and you doze a bit. One patron recently shattered the quiet of a salon by bursting into stertorous snores, but the usual thing is a vague half here, half there feeling that is happier than the soundest sleep. When you float back from the pleasant TUE CHICAGOAN 31 US MAKE MY HOME YOUR HOME for an afternoon or evening at Wilhelmina Howland extends the hospitality of her beautifully ap' pointed home on Sheridan Road, with careful cuisine ¦ and service, for the luncheon or dinner party requiring that unforgetable su' perlative touch. Early English atmosphere. An ideal setting for weddings parties, musicales and club meetings. Bridge luncheons, with the man- darin room provided for card play ing, are a popular feature. Telephone Briargate 2646 for reservations 7631 &>&ert&an &oat> THERE'S NO MYSTERY about the value of CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water "The purest and softest spring water in the world" Bottled at the Spring Bearing in mind that water is ab sorbent, isn't it natural that the freer the water is from organic and inor ganic matter, the more ability it has to pick up and carry off impurities from the system? For good health, drink eight glasses every day. Chippewa Spring Water Company 1318 So. Canal St. Phone - Roosevelt 2920 borderland you find yourself being re' freshed with delicate tonics, cosmetics are applied expertly as the attendant explains why you should makeup thus and so (you never emerge all plas' tered and mascaraed but are very subtly embellished with natural look' ing rouge, powder, eye shadow and lipstick). The effort now is not to hide blem ishes and poor skins with cosmetics, but to build up a radiant natural com' plexion and then delicately emphasize it with a faint touch of rouge and a protective film of fine powder. Dorothy Gray expresses the principle of good facial care perfectly when she says that the skin needs just three things: "Cleansing, to remove thor-" oughly and gently all dust and cos' metics from the tiny pores of face and throat; Lubrication, to counteract the effects of exposure; and Protection to guard the skin from the weathering effects of sun, wind and dust, helping to keep it fine in texture and im' parting a well'groomed appearance." These three things are done for you in a facial treatment, and should be done by you every day of your life. THAT slick patting which makes chin and neck tingle and seems to firm the sagging lines almost im' mediately is hard to imitate at home. It is such a tiresome job that most women try it once or twice and then give up. But the patter offered by Dorothy Gray and Elizabeth Ardeh make this task quite a pleasant one. Over the spoonlike end of the patter you slip a piece of absorbent cotton dipped into face tonic, fasten it with a rubber band, and then slap away until the chin stings. The long flex' ible handle makes it very easy to pat those lines about the jaw and under the ears where the first signs of age put in their appearance. Use the pat' ter nightly and one of the chief jobs of circulation stimulation is accom' plished in a few minutes. Elizabeth Arden has developed a little molding trick that duplicates in the home the kneading movement with which the salon builds up the skin and molds in nourishing creams. It is difficult to describe — forefinger is curled inside the thumb and you have a perfect little instrument with which to mold double chins, lines around the mouth and so on. Marie Earle shows you how to lift and pat the little droop under the chin without pulling the skin or tiring your fingers. Helena What about the water you serve ? THE fastidious hostess would as soon serve a dinner without a salad course as to serve bitter, cloudy water to her family or guests. So she serves Corinnis Waukesha Water serenely certain her hospital' ity is above reproach. For Corinnis is always crystal'dear, always spark' ling with purity and always delight- ful to taste. Due to its widespread popularity Corinnis Waukesha Water costs but a few cents a bottle. We deliver it to your door anywhere in Chicago and suburbs. Shipped anywhere in the United States. Why not order a case today? Particularly Important Use Corinnis Waukesha Water in your electric refrigerator for the freezing of your ice tubes. Corinnis ice cubes cool drinks without detracting from their delicate flavors. HINCKLEY & SCHMITT, Inc. 420 W. Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 Sold at your neighborhood store on 11 n i WAUKESHA WATER 32 TI4E CHICAGOAN L'aii©iu©n It's positively blissful! That picked" up feeling after a bowl of mussels. That savory zest in Oysters L Aiglon or the slip of a knife into melting squab. Each dish by our French chef In the hurry and flurry of city life it isn't an easy matter to keep scowls and wrinkles from marring your youthful beauty. The only safe way to counteract these direful effects is to conscientiously pursue a systematic course of facial treatments such as you get in Kathryn Murray's 5 Minute-a-Day FACIAL EXERCISES Just as you exercise your body daily to keep the muscles supple and your figure trim, you should exercise your face to lteep it free from wrinkles, crow's feet, double chin and other defects. Kathryn Murray's Facial Exercises are the most effective way of regaining or retaining facial beauty. They help to strengthen weak, flabby muscles, the under lying cause of "facial defects." No creams, no massage, no straps — just five minutes a day of pleasant exercise. Results assured. Send for free book today. Read the testimonials of delighted users, then start at once on the road to glorious, youthful beauty. KATHRYN MURRAY, Inc. Suite 177 5 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, III. Rubinstein has a perfect treatment for tired eyes and foreheads, palms of the hands placed on the eyelids and gently worked up to the hair line and across the forehead. These are all easily learned when the attendant demon' strates them and then more easily ap' plied every day at home. They are too of basic importance to anyone who h anxious to retain a firm contour, and who isn't, these days? As to preparations. The array is so bewildering that it is difficult to decide just what one's own little face requires. Yet a little study by an expert deter' mines just the things you need and it is against salon principles to load up you with truck that you won't use con' sistently. They outline a few standard products and treatments for your daily use and don't urge you to buy any' thing. You can always get their preparations at the good shops anyway, and the salon attendant is definitely not a saleswoman. It is satisfying, however, to have her authoritative ad' vice to fall back upon when you face the case'full of products that seem to be alike but have each a slightly dif ferent purpose in life and a slightly different type of skin in view. THE real fun in this affair of the face is tinkering with make-up . Some women just daub, some follow fads, and some make an honest study of themselves and effect loveliness and distinction. There is no hard and fast rule because makeup varies for each person and according to moods and occasions, but the experts give a few sound hints and fundamental prin' ciples. Helena Rubinstein determines the choice of colors by deciding first whether a person's natural coloring is warm or cool — bluish or orange. It isn't chiefly the color of eyes or hair that is important but the tone of the skin. The Celtic type, for instance, has hair as dark as any Latin but with a cool skin that requires light tones in rouge and powder while the Latin must have brilliant deep coloring. So study the skin rather than the hair and eyes and listen carefully to the Rubinstein at' tendant's dissertation on cosmetics and clothes colors that tone in with that skin. One of the most telling pronounce' ments on makeup technique was made by Dorothy Gray's chief cosmetic ex' pert, Madame Orlova, who visited Chicago recently. She declares that most women suffered from "fallen rouge" and advocates a general lifting of the rouge center from the cheeks to the area around the eyes. She uses very little rouge, just a touch on the upper cheek blended with the fingers under the outer edge of the eyes and upward on the temple. It is just a faint shadow of color but, surprisingly, makes the eyes more brilliant and points them up as the most important feature of the face— which they always should be but infrequently are when rouge low on the cheeks focuses atten' tion on sunken hollows or full jowls. The second important spot is the mouth, and lips should be rouged expertly too, with color worked out from the center and fading gently to wards the points. Try the eye and lip emphasis and see what a distinguished, aristocratic personage you become. Eye shadow is used pretty generally now and is perfectly ladylike, even for daytime use if it is very delicately applied, preferably just a touch on the eyelid above the lashes and not over the entire lid. We might go on and on but a beauty treatise takes more than one issue of a magazine. Now that we are warming up to the subject you will hear from us constantly but this time we have done our duty if you get all dissatisfied and resolve to be rather faithful about salon treatments and daily care. London Dear Chicagoan: APART from the usual record of Parliamentary debates, which fur- nish daily entertainment to ease the pall of December's fogs, Londoners are amused by a letter purporting to be from the Admiralty expressing regret' table inability to curtail shipping in the North Sea at no distant date to permit the German Professor Oberth to fire his projectile to the moon. Equal to that in irony is George Bernard Shaw's answer to the effort to introduce a bill limiting composer's profits to twopence per copy on their works. Whether his threat to stop writing plays, fearing a similar menace to play wrights, will be effective if such a bill is passed, remains to be seen. ? Probably in support of Dean Inge's prognostication that, for better or worse, this island is becoming suburban, Sir Michael Sadler, an Oxford Don, has drawn criticism by declaring that TI4ECWICAC0AN 33 Oxford had gone "Ga-Ga," for exami nations are producing a suburban type of mind, and are a menace to both tu tors and undergraduates. ? Gastronomically, London will be the poorer by the passing of Verrey's, the oldest and most aristocratic restaurant in the West'End, and familiar to many transatlantic visitors. Signor Calaforni, populary known as "Sunny Jim," still bows his patrons in, and with a non' committal shrug disposes of the Direc tors' action. Succumbing to Cubism, the Savoy has revamped its entrance, and the first Duke of Savoy now sur' veys the Strand traffic tangle more gilded than ever. The Berkeley has removed its annual coating of grime or else submerged it under new paint following the example of Claridge's, which now has Royalty on its register, while the Mayfair con' tinues to attract the followers of Am' brose and his band who syncopate nightly. MORE than sixty engagement can' cellations among people listed by Mr. Debrett have been the talk of the season, which remains undimmed, how ever, by the lack of these nuptials, for no fewer than four queens are gracing London at present. One of them, the Queen of Spain, has been responsible for the current vogue of sherry to re' place the taste'destroying cocktail. ? Motorists are particularly jubilant and hopeful at the moment that the new traffic laws fixing no speed limit will come into force. Opponents, how ever, declare it will be an incentive to crime. Edgar Wallace has not yet con' tributed his daily novel on the new banditry by motor cars but has deliv ered himself of his impressions on America in the columns of the Daily Express, which merits quotation in part. "The most vivid impression, because it appeals less to the eye and more to the intellect," he says, "is the poten tiality of Chicago. "Here is a city so vividly American that it is America, yet so indifferent to externals that it might be English. "It contains the grandest boulevard in the United States. It is alive, awake, amazingly vital. You will find a thrill in this city which none other has for you." As playwright, author and critic, Mr. Wallace's opinions are respected. — E. s. K. y»tTT.TTTyyyVVVVT.VTVrt.T.T.T!H*1!<H!»l.T^Ttyf!ftH!l>.l!Ty^ Welcome in a gay New Year at ? ? ? Qhe HOTEL For reservations— Telephone Bittersweet 2100 PROGRESS This issue of THE CHICAGOAN is exactly five advertising pages ahead of the corre sponding issue last year. It is the twenty-eighth consecutive issue in which THE CHICAGOAN has shown an average increase of more than fifty-eight per cent over the corresponding issue of the previous year. 34 TI4E CHICAGOAN s ome thoughts* on starting the New Year right . . . HEALTH Sun lamps to snare the elusive ultra-violet ray. BEAUTY Good lighting to avoid eye strain and wrinkles. COMFORT New Focalipse heater to warm that cold spot. E COMMONWEALTH EDISON £J LECTRIC SHOPO 72 WEST ADAMS STREET, and BRANCHES FEDERAL COUPONS GIVEN LIVE ELECTRICALLY— ENJOY LIFE Appropriate Music and Diversified Entertainment for All Occasions Otto R. Sielof One-Six-Two North State Street Dearborn 8664 BOOK/ Ludwig and Dreiser Explore Life By SUSAN WILBUR 1HAVE often wondered what it felt like to be a book-reviewer back in the days when Disraeli was writing his three volume novels. There were no advance sheets then. Your newspaper simply bribed an early copy, and you got it twelve hours before the rest of the world got theirs. The ink was still wet and made a mess of your fingers. Furthermore, upon these occasions everybody in London had to sit up all night. You because you had not only to read three volumes but write a re view the length of a presidential message. The printers because they had to gather up each foolscap as it fell from your quill. And the rest of the world so that it might be dressed and down to get a look at your article in the morning paper before anyone else did. This fortnight I have found out. For if not a three volume novel, at least there have been two two volume novels Both in one day. And both by writers whose work comes as near being await ed — ho, .-hum! — as anybody's in this day and age when the awaiting business is more Or less on the rocks owing to everybody's having gone out for catch ing up. EMIL LUDWIG can certainly tell a story if you give him one to tell. Even booksellers are known to have lost sleep over his "Napoleon. And his July '14 isn't having the least trouble hold ing the attention even of readers who do not know a thing about European politics. But apparently it isn't quite safe for him to try to make up his own story. He did try once, about ten years ago. The result was called Diana, and she was a free-lance woman of the type that was considered smart at that time. Able to earn money as a man earns it, and consequently able to order her private life as she chose. Slim, beauti ful, athletic, of course. Bobbed hair: bravado to this in 1919. And — also smart in 1919 — it happened sometimes even here in Chicago — she would tell you, quite privately, of course, that her mother was descended, left-handedly, from Slavic royalty. And having writ ten one book about Diana, giving a glimpse of her affair with a poet on an island in an Italian lake, and a full length of her affair with a count in the Balkans, together with several other af fairs in retrospect, and one or two that might yet come off, he proceeded to write a sequel, the upshot of which was her happy marriage — morganatic — to a prince. These two books, revised, are the two volume Diana, now published in English. All they need beyond their de luxe backgrounds, palaces, yachts, international intrigue, and Almanach de Gotha characters, is the added im portance of reality, and they would make a number one E. Barrington. BUT if Emil Ludwig's two volume 1 Diana loses by not having enough reality, Theodore Dreiser's two volume Gallery of Women makes up for it by having if anything a trifle too much So much in fact that it is said that one enterprising editor has engaged one of the characters to review her own portrait. Here are fifteen women who told Mr. Dreiser their life stories — that part of their life stories that he didn't know first hand or in such other ways as one does know things about people. A west coast gold digger with a Hollywood sis ter and a low I.Q. Assorted figures from Greenwich village, including one half-cracked fortune-teller whose tea- leaf predictions had an amazing way of coming true to the day if not to the hour. Even where they concerned such unlikely things as a thousand dollars or a rich husband. A Paris Bohemian of Russian parentage. An American par son's wife doing her bit as a Red in Moscow. Case-book stuff. Rough and ready writing. Like the works of Daniel De foe — which have survived to be regard ed as literature. EARLY reviews of Laughing Boy by- Oliver LaFarge kept calling it an American Indian idyll. I thought of Hiawatha and came very near missing it. Well, it may be an idyll. The back ground is right. The sweep of the western desert. Laughing Boy a Navajo from so far north that whiskey and the railway are mere hearsay. A racer, breeder, and trader of horses, a poet too and maker of silver jewelry which THE CHICAGOAN 35 is in its own way poetry. Indian dances, Indian customs, nights under the stars. Slim Girl weaving blankets. Slim Girl coming to a tragic end. But it is an idyll with a sour note in it. For as Indian custom has it, the husband is the head of the family. While here, Slim Girl rules, rules by having much "hard goods" and being a good cook, rules by her knowledge of men, and her knowledge of whiskey. As Indian custom has it, a marriage is arranged by the uncles. Slim Girl has no uncles. Nor does she know the Indian ways as she should, having been brought up in an American mission. Furthermore rumor has it that it was not by working a day now and again for the mission ary's wife that Slim Girl had acquired all that "hard goods." In fact if Laughing Boy be an idyll, you might just as well say that there are two new American Indian idylls this month. The second would then be Joe Pete, by Florence E. Mc- Clinchey. And Joe Pete, based on in timate observation of the Indians of northern Michigan, is practically all sour notes. The Indians of northern Michigan are, it seems, poor, dirty, tubercular, immoral, lacking in any phi losophy of life whatsoever. Though for Mabel Shingoos there appears to have been for a time a glimmer of hope. She had worked for an American woman, and is therefore at least clean enough to read about. She loves her first born, Joe Pete, and though her maternal affection is shown to have started quite accidentally, it nonethe less gives her a comprehensible motive. And even after her husband has left her, she is able to make a good living for a time by cooking for a logging camp in the winter and peddling bas kets — Mabel's baskets were exception ally pretty ones — in the summer. With Mabel, however, this element of hope, which had always been due in part to her beauty, gradually dies out : a second child, born blind, drink, men. But she somehow manages to pass it on to Joe Pete. Joe Pete has the stamina of a white man. He will go to a white school. And so on. In other words we are to think that was what Slim Girl's undoing will be the doing of Joe. THE other day someone who writes juveniles was telling me of the wonderful new method that had been discovered for teaching children to un derstand dates. All you have to do is Something to DO About A Happy New Year To those who extend the compliments of the season genuinely, we suggest no criticism. Theirs is an admirable thoughtfulness, gracious, kindly and wholesome. But may we — as delicately as we can — point out that holiday greetings have so often become for malities, are so often associated with the most casual friendships, that one may well add to one's seasonal felicitations a remembrance personal and distinctive ? For the friend reminded of one's good wishes for the New Year, we suggest the added flourish of a subscription to THE CHICAGOAN. THE CHICAGOAN, because it is so emi nently a guide and authority in festive affairs of the Town the twelvemonth long. A mirror of the Town's higher activities and their critical repercussions. A knowing observer to stage, art, cinema, books, sport, fashion and travel. A fortnightly com mentary, unprejudiced, literate and thor oughly civilized. THE CHICAGOAN, sent for a year to a particular friend, is thus a year-long reminder. And a graceful compliment. A coupon is appended. The Chicagoan fowo'seven south dearborn chicago, illinois THE CHICAGOA7\[ will perpetuate my T^ew Year's greeting. 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Why select hurriedly when expert advice can be bad by writing to THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS School and College Bureau Dept. P. Daily News Plaza, 400 W. Madison 81 Chicago. Hi tell them that so and so happened when their mother was a little girl like them' selves, or their grandmother or their great'grandmother, as the case may be. Or if it's Roman history you happen to be teaching, just add greats at the rate of four to a century. In his preface to Grandmother Brown's Hundred Tears, Charles G. Dawes, himself some sort of collateral relative, remarks that the significant thing about the biography is that it's true. Well, supposing that it weren't true — in view of certain books that have appeared in the course of the past five years one always allows nowadays for that contingency — it would still be pretty good just as a conspectus of the span of American history. There are Grandmother Brown's own hundred years to begin with. And back of that there are the things she remembers hear' ing about her grandparents and about certain older great'Uricles who were in the Revolution. Her author of course amplifying Grandmother Prawn's state ments from other sources, for the read' er's greater convenience. Historically, of course, Grandmother Brown's early memories and her family traditions are the most interesting. Humanly her courting days in Ohio, and her four teen desolate years of pioneering in Iowa. Though possibly the most piquant moment in the book is that where as an old woman she visits Mount Vernon and criticizes Martha Washington's housekeeping arrange ments in their own terms. July '14, by Emil Ludwig. (Putnam's.) The biographer of Napoleon tells how the World War happened. It's a book that Mr. Ludwig waited awhile before publishing. Diana, by Emil Ludwig. 2 volumes. (Vik ing.) The story of an international young lady who inherited most of her namesake's attributes, including a goddess- like appearance, except her preference for chastity. The background amounts, prac tically, to an expensive Mediterranean cruise, with Berlin and the Balkans intny duced for good measure. The characters come from those walks of life where titles are the rule rather than the excep* tion, and diplomacy the chief end of man. Two youthful novels, now revised, amal gamated, and for the first time translated into English. Laughing Boy, by Oliver LaFarge. (Hough ton Mifflin Company.) Panorama of the western desert and of the customs of the Navajo Indians, with civilization shown as the serpent in the garden, the element of tragedy in a Paul and Virginia romance between an Indian boy who is also a poet and an Indian girl whose experiences with white mankind have made her older than the rest of her race. 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