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Mat., $2.50. +GEORGE WHITE'S SCAHJDALS — Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Cen tral 8240. Tenth edition of this revue and it has been better. Frances Wil liams, Willie and Eugene Howard assume the brunt of sustaining its verve and without them . . . well, read Mr. Boy- den's treatment of it in this issue. Cur tain 8:30. Sat. Mat. 2:30. Evenings, $4.40. Matinees, $2.50. *NINA ROSA— Great Northern, 20 W. Quincy. Central 8240. One of the best of the musicals this season. Guy Rob ertson and a splendid cast have served this Romberg operetta in a way enchant ing and memorable. Curtain 8:15. Wed. and Sat. Mat. 2:15. No Sunday performance. Mon. to Fri., $3.85. Sat., $4.40. Wed. Mat., $2.50. Sat. Mat., $3.00. *THE STREET SINGER— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Breath ing music, dancing, and the alluring per sonality of Queenie Smith with a delicate comedy touch that should hold and be held by Chicago. Curtain 8:20. Sat. Mat. only at 2:20. Sun. to Fri., $3.85. Sat., $4.40. Sat. Mat., $3.00. Drama MKOLPAK MUST DANCE— Goodman Theater. Lakefront at Monroe. Cen tral 7085. A dramatic piece of a young idealist who will steal and dance and die if only to fulfill the wish of a crippled child, albeit an innocent wish that leads to some good acting by Bess Katherine Johnson, Neal Caldwell and Harry Mervis. Curtain 8:30. Fri. Mat. only at 2:30. No Monday performance. Eve ning performances $2.00 and the Mati nees $2.00. -KCITT HAUL— Cort, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Herbert Rawlinson in a farcical piece on politics and it may or may not be of the kind that are written of the small intrigues and the laughter- provoking tactics of a big town's political guns. Curtain 8:30. Wed. and Sat. Mat. 2:30. Mon. to Fri. and Sat. Mat., $2.50. Sat. Eve., $3.00. Wed. Mat., $2 00 MEET US BE GAY— Studebaker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. It's been with us long enough to wear its success well and Francine Larrimore presents and "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Street Scene, by Sandor Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 Edible and Edifying 4 Editorially 7 Common Sense and Censors, by Prof. T. V. Smith 9 Glass Cases, by Clayton Rawson 10 Humoresque, by Anna Rothe 12 This Matter of Prohibition, by Lloyd Lewis 13 Loop Life, by Robert Lee Es\ridge 14 Is Boxinc Sport? by James Weber Linn 1 5 A Bit of Verse 16 Town Talk, by Richard "Riquarius" Atwater 17 Lincoln Park Zoo, by Peter Koch.... 18- 19 Spring Proposals, by Sandor 20-21 Distinguished Chicagoans, by /. H. E. Clar\ 22 Colonel Randolph — Chicagoan, by Paul Stoughton 24 Cinema, by William R. Weaver 32 Stage, by William C. Boyden 38 Show Scene, by Hat Karson 40 Art, by /. Z. Jacobson 42 Music, by Robert Polla\ 44 Shops About Town, by The Chicagoenne 46 The External Feminine, by Marcia Vaughn 50 Go Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 52 Urban Phenomena, by Virginia S^in^Ie 5? Books, by Susan Wilbur 56 Letters to the Editor 59 Incidental caricatures by Irma Selz 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 54. plays adroitly a part of the modern wife that includes a divorce, epigrams, a funny dowager and life in Westchester. Cur* tain 8:30. Wed. and Sat. Mat. 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wed. Mat., $2.00. Sat. Mat., $2.50. *SHE'S HO LADT— Harris, 170 N. Dear* born. Central 8240. An old Chicago favorite, Lynne Overman, attempts a feminine impersonation and though it docs not deceive for a minute there is such buoyancy of line and cryptic re mark that make for comedy, that many things are willingly overlooked. You'll laugh and like it. Curtain 8:30. Wed. and Sat., Mat., 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wed. and Sat. Mat., $2.00. ?STRICTLY DISHOHORABLE — Adel- phi, 1 1 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. One of these naughty droll affairs that would have the conventional climax. Charles Rich man does some good work and may be something ought to be said about Margaret Perry. She is young. Cur- tain 8:30. Wed. and Sat. 2:30. Sun. to Fri., $3.00. Sat., $3.85. Matinees, $2.50. ?YOUR UNCLE DUDLEY— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Thomas Ross and Mrs. Jacques Martin, the most charming grandmother of the stage, have made this play of Main Street and domesticity and minor tin gods a bit of oil right and it is still with us after six weeks. Curtain 8:30. Wed. and Sat. Mats. 2:30. Sun. to Fri., $2.50. Sat., $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. *MEI LANG-FANG— Princess, 319 South Clark. Central 8240. Opening on April 6th and lasting one week, Mei Lang- Fang, "King of Chinese Actors," will con duct a series of female impersonations that are recognized as the apex of Chinese dramatic art. As an ambassador extra ordinary he comes to Chicago after a successful engagement in New York to make a gesture of cordiality and under standing between his country and Ameri ca. Information regarding his appear ance may be had by calling Central 8240. Vaudeville, Etc. ERLANGER— 127 N. Clark. State 2461. Thurston, sharing perhaps, with only the late lamented Houdini, the title of great est magician of all time with ten dancing girls and his own daughter, Jane, with this and that disappearing at a wave of the wand. Every night and Sun. and Sat. Mats., at 8:30 and 2:30. PALACE— 159 W. Randolph. State 6977. High-time vaudeville of the R K O Cir cuit and the best in Chicago. Evenings, including Sun. and holidays, $2.00. Matinees, $1.00. SELLS FLOTO CIRCUS— Now at the Coliseum and will later, on April 16th, open at the Chicago Stadium to last un- [ CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quiglf.y, Publisher and Editor; \V. R. YVkavkr, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: S65 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: IdOS 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. IX., No. 2 — April 12, 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927. at the I'ost Office at Chicago, III., under the act of March 3, 1879 TUECWCAGOAN 3 BRACELETS With fashion dictating short and still shorter sleeves, one must give the arms special attention. Beautify them! Dramatize them! With stunning Bracelets! There are Bracelets of real stones set with Marcasite, gay in their lovely soft colors . . . and there are strands of lustrous simulated Pearls . . . striking Rhinestones in marvelous settings . . . copies of old French court jewels . . . Wooden ones of "Stevens" very own. Bracelets for sports, daytime, afternoon or evening. One must wear Bracelets and the more you wear the smarter you are. jewelry first floor Chas - A - Stevens - & - Bros THE CHICAGOAN til the 27th, this favorite entertainment of young and old. Two hundred circus acts with Tom Mix of cinema fame add ing to the lustre of famous equestrians and clown acts. Arrangements from April 16th on may be made with the Chicago Stadium at 1800 W. Madison, Seely 5300. MUSIC ORCHESTRAL HALL— 220 S. Michigan. Harrison 0363. April 4 and 5, Margaret Matzenmauer, contralto soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. April 8- 11-12, Vladimir Horowitz, solo pianist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. April 18-19, Easter Program by the Chi cago Symphony Orchestra. Percy Grainger in piano recital on April 21st. Bertha Ott presents The Skalski Orches tra, Andre Skalski, conductor, fifth of a series of 5 concerts, Studebaker Theater, Sunday afternoon, April 13, at 3:30. Sophia Brilliant-Liven, pianiste and Jacques Gordon, violinist, sonata recital, Kimball Hall, Friday evening, April 18, at 8:15. Liebes Lieder Quartette, con cert, Studebaker Theater, Sunday after noon, April 20, at 3:30. Clara Friend, pianiste, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday afternoon, April 20, at 3:30. Sara Levee, pianiste, and Arnold Isolany, tenor, Civic Theatre, Sunday afternoon, April 20, at 3:30. FLOWER SHOW — Chicago Stadium, 1800 W. Madison. Seely 5300. Sev eral hundred exhibits in a floral and gar den show that will be different and larger than Chicago or any other city has ever seen. $25,000 in prizes, its sponsorship by the Federated Garden Clubs of Illinois and the sanction of the Chicago School board to allow different schools to compete, ought to make the week from April 5th to 13th a high-spot in Chicago's history. Admission for adults 75c and for children 25c. ART ALONG THE ROW— Art Institute, S. Michigan at Adams. Central 7080. Ex hibits of watercolors ( 10th International). Loan exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints — Eugene Delacroix and an ex hibit of modern glass. For the children an exhibition of costume prints and dolls from the collection of Mrs. Helen Benton Minnich of the period from 1776-1923. M. Knoedler and Co., 622 S. Michigan. Harrison 0994. Paintings by Raymond Schiva and the exhibit of paintings, pastels and water-colors by Rischa Angel. The Arts Club of Chi cago, 410 N. Michigan. Superior 7272. Exhibitions of paintings by Picasso Gouaches by Zadkine, Sculptures by Noguchi and modern Chinese paintings by various Chinese artists. On April 13th will open the exhibition of the Pro fessional members of the club. O'Brien Galleries, 673 N. Michigan. Superior 2270. An exhibition of etchings — Dogs by Marguerite Kermse and Diana Thorne — Houses by Paul Brown — Sail boats by Soderberg. Anderson Gallery and Art Co., 536 S. Michigan. Harri son 1045. An exhibition during April of Marines by Frank Vining Smith. Chi cago Galleries Ass'n, 220 N. Michigan. Central 9646. The "The Three Man Show," presenting works of Theodore Morgan, Holger Jensen and James Top ping. Albert Roullier Galleries, 414 S. Michigan. Harrison 3171. Miscellaneous lithographs by various European and American artists. At the galleries of Marshall Field and Co., there will be an [LISTINGS BEGIN ON PAGE TWO] exhibition of portraits and old pictures by various artists. At Carson, Pirie Scott Co. Galleries an exhibition will open on April 7th of snow paintings by Aldro T. Hibbard, A.N.A. CHICAGO ANTIQUES EXPOSITION— Drake Hotel Ballrooms. Conducted by Expositions Company of America and patroned by a distinguished list of Chi- cagoans, this first exhibit of Antiques from April 21st to 25th will be one of the most representative of its kind in the country. Private collections and also public loans by dealers have already sealed Chicago's interest and pre-arrange- ments for tickets may be made by calling Harrison 0205. TABLES AND TIMES Morning — Noon — Night BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Prandial pre ferred, invariably above par. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. For one of the largest, it's surprisingly good to the individual. CONGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Liked by the food- wise. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. Traditional pride and distinction in cuisine at its best. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Plenty for the palate that desires plenty, and American. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. Aristocrats have made it a relief ren dezvous. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL — 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. At mosphere and food that comes of cater ing to real sophisticates. BELMOHT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. For that night that's set apart to entertain friends pleas antly and feed them well. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. The vogue lasts, it must be service, fine victuals and the haute monde atmosphere. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Walton Place. Superior 4264. Talk runs high anent the Knickerbocker cuisine and place. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The quaint German cuisine and the theatrical surroundings are a charming survival. SHORELAND HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. Scan the menu — every bit of it good news and true. Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770.^ God save King George and St. Hubert's. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wa bash 1088. High up in service and atmosphere. . GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Gauged by its appeal to masculine taste and that's something. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Ham- son 1060. Reliable, alert and well- victualled. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. An extensive German menu and it s good. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. In the Castilian mode and agreeable to purse and palate. RED STAR INN— 1"8 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. The quiet of an old German Inn and seductive hearty food. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Sea food in profusion until 4 A. M. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. A late steak and sandwich shop. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. It should be one thou sand — it's grand. Times have changed under new guidance. JULIEN'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Mama Julien supervises and there's but one table — a splendid French fam ily meal. BON VIVANT— 4367 Lake Park Ave nue. Deftly served in the French mode. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A New Orleans-Parisian cuisine, quiet or music as you like, hospitality unconfined. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish and suavely served with smorgarsbrod and other things. BLACK OAKS— 7631 Sheridan Road. Hollycourt 2466. A quiet corner, tea and you alone or with a hundred guests if you choose. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592 Catering to the haute monde and bril liantly. . THE ROUHD TABLE— 57 W. Chicago. Charmingly unconventional and inex pensive and good food. CORSIGLIO'S — Orleans at Illinois. Ravioli that is ravishing. Post-Theater and Wee Hours KELLY'S STABLES— Rush at Austin. Show place and noisy people. COFFEE DAN'S— 114 N. Dearborn. Ran dolph 0387. Part of this night life and even noisier. MY CELLAR— Clark at Lake. Dearborn 6153. Drop in, hold your ears and fol low the cheer-leader. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. On tario. Delaware 0930. The gay night, the blue night, the night remembered. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and southern cooking, jolly entertainmnt. BAL TABARIN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. For the discerning and its genuine in surroundings, cuisine and en tertainment. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. One of those palate and toe satisfactions — widely popular. PETRUSHKA CLUB— 165 N. Michigan. Dearborn 4388. Russian, chivalrous service and smart entertainment. THE CHICAGOAN 5 UuQ Nerth MieJiiqatv A^cnue^^at Erie Street In HE Blackstone Shop epitomises chic in a presentation of inspired headwear from favored French creators. The inclusion of knowing interpretations by our own designers emphasires the brilliance of this collection. Stan ley Korshak Blackstone Shop 6 TI4ECWICAG0AN Fashionable Footwear In a Famous Little bnop Ine Oalon ol Wolock OC JJauer . . . sucn a charming intimate shop lor ohoes ! And what smart X1 ootwear you will lino here this oprmg ! Orig inals . . . inspired by ± aris, designed by artists, created by craltsmen witn genius at tneir linger^ tips, lo see Oalon onoes is to know ... to wear oalon Onoes is to be known [ THE SALON OF WOLOCK u BAUER MICHIGAN AVENUE AT MADISON • CHICAGO Editorially THE leonine roar of departing March still echoes in our ears. The old saw held good, and the month that came in like Mary's little lamb went out like a menagerie running amuck. When this generation has become lean and slippered pantaloons, it will gather the children of the future about its palsied knees and babble with dithering lips: "Way back in the spring of 1930, about two weeks before Easter, I remember — " We can be proud of that storm. Proud of its two days' delirium of snow and wind; proud that we survived it; proud of its historic completeness. Since destiny had de creed that prolonged annoyance, it is comforting to know that all records of the weather bureau were broken during the process. If the snow-fall of that period of blinding and howling misery had not gone surging up to and past the championship mark, we would have been disappointed. The Chicago spirit insists that everything hereabouts, even the blizzards, shall be, according to that song in the current Scandals, "bigger and better than ever." Moreover, we gave Boreas and the Frost King a battle worthy of our pioneer ancestors. Transportation was sadly disarranged, but it never went down and out. The civic slogan for the occasion was, "We'll fight it out along these car lines if it lasts all summer." And on the morning after, the whole town came up smiling. Some of our civic antics have been jeered at in New York, but The Metropolis, as it calls itself, never curls its lip at our management of blizzards. Every time they have a little snow-storm down there, all of Manhattan Island gets tangled up into an agonized knot for about a week. • FOOTBALL did not suffer from "over-emphasis" when Walter Eckersall served his four flaming years in a Maroon jersey. It was still a game for the Gown rather than the Town. And yet the glamour of his brilliant ex ploits on the gridiron followed his modest figure down the years for more than a generation. No modern bally hoo was needed to establish the fact that he was an "all- time" hero of the rough, swift game that entrances the collegiate mind. He could not outlive his legend. The other paladins who might be ranked with him faded, unless they won renown as coaches, into dim traditions of extinguished prowess, their whereabouts unknown, their occupations a mystery to the general public. But Eckie's youth walked with him through his adult life. His career as a journalist preserved him as a kind of athletic Peter Pan, always run ning with a football under his arm, in the minds of the population of the Middle West, even of the entire coun try. Any Saturday afternoon in the fall, within a thronged stadium, he could be seen in his fleetness of old, eager and wiry as ever, refereeing a game — as active as the lads who could easily have been his sons. So when Eckie died, he wrapped the shining mantle of his youth about him and dashed off to score a touch-down in Valhalla. He passed too soon, but he went over the line able to meet George Gipp on equal terms. The game loses an outstanding exponent; the Tribune loses a valuable member of its sports department; Chicago loses a famous character. But, because he lived his life completely with out growing old, Eckie wins. THAT big, breezy, wholesome girl, Miss Texas Guinan, has left us, and things are comparatively quiet along the whoopee trail. Our resemblance to a cow-town on Saturday night has vanished, and the wild jackass no longer brays at the moonshine. The goggle-eyed sucker misses the baited hook, and the boop-a-doop bird yearns sadly for that little girl on the end who has gone away from here. My God, how silent the nights are getting! The racket was wearing thin at the old Green Mill. The takings had fallen off to such an extent that Miss Guinan decided to shorten the contract and observe Holy Week. Then something exploded, and the police kicked the joint over. . . . Well, anyway, they can't say that Tex didn't close with a bang. • THE discovery of a ninth planet in the solar system, far out in the ether drift beyond remote Neptune, stirs the imagination of everyone. There was a thrill of cosmic emotion at the news that the family of the Sun has a new and nameless sister. The question now arises: What shall we call the child? The astronomers of the world will brood mystically over the problem. Let's make a suggestion. With the excep tion of the Earth, the planets are named after the major deities in the Greco-Roman mythology. So why not name this vague and elusive heavenly body after Diana? She was the goddess of the hunt — and certainly this planet took plenty of hunting. She was the goddess of chastity — and the cold aloofness of the trans-Neptunian orb suggests intact virginity. Moreover, this planet can never be seen with the naked eye — and that was Diana's specialty. She was death on Peeping Toms. All in favor — ? The ayes have it. The Chicagoan names a star. 8 TWE CHICAGOAN I he Classic lailored Suit of 1930 With modern padded shoulders . . . it is un doubt* edly the most important spring costume . . . made of men s suiting . . . with the markedly nipped -in waistline . . .perfectly tailored. 85*00 and up Women's and Misses' Suits— Second Floor SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE North Michigan at Chestnut THE CHICAGOAN Common Sense and Censors BLUE NOSES IN MEDIEVAL MUDDLES By T. V. Smith IF tolerance is the cardinal civilized virtue, then censorship represents a primitive I undertow. In simpler societies where enemies could never become friends or friends could never become enemies, all foreigners were fools, all variations in conduct were misdemeanors, if not crimes, and all novelties in thought were secret sins. Slowly, slowly, and never too surely, men have left behind them jungle habits with jungle tails. The acceptance of shocking ideas, and all new ideas are shocking— the toleration of exceptional conduct, and all progress depends upon the exceptional— these are the tests of modernity. They are the genuine moral standards of the present time. It might seem that new ideas would be easier to tolerate than exceptional conduct. As a matter of fact, however, the throwing together of the world by time-binding and space-abridging agencies has forced upon moderns, perhaps against their wills, a wide variety of conduct. Capitalists and communists, vegetarians and meat-eaters, wine-drinking anti-prohibitionists and whiskey-drinking prohibitionists, pedestrians and automobilists, anti-vivisectionists and dissectors, the married-with-no-hope-of-divorce and the as-easily-di- vorced-as-married, Christians and atheists, nationalists and pacifists, the chaste from duty and the unchaste from principle, the blonde whom gentlemen prefer and the brunette who prefers a gentleman, these and a thousand other antipodes rub elbows in travel, have meet ings of minds in business, and experience common thrills in movies. The way we buck at new ideas, however, sug gests that tolerance in practice is more nearly a necessity than a virtue. Our conduct is not wholly our ov/n when our path intersects that of another; but our minds, we like to think, are our very own. We will retain the fundamental integrity of our inner ideals long after our outer practice is honey- JiOTE: What with gentlemen of the Senate scanning our literature and local censor boards deleting cinema conversations, Prof. T. V. Smith's dis' section of censors and censorship is singularly timely. His opinions on such current phenomena have enlightened innumerable lecture audiences about the country and at the University of Chicago where he is Professor of Phi losophy. As Associate Editor of the In- ternational Journal of Ethics and as author of three notable boo\s he has moved far up in the vanguard of our most vigorous and brilliant thinhers. '»?»«»:?: 10 THE CHICAGOAN combed with compromises. Good rea sons are still reasons long after real reasons are exhausted. Ideas are more malleable than actions; and we strive heroically to maintain our own by stifling the expression of those of others. Censorship thus becomes the last de fense of the morally weak against the spirit of the time. Around this notion let me make three points : first, that the notion itself is true; second, that the defense is useless; third, that it is need less — because the spirit of the time is better than the spirit of the censor. The censor seldom advertises his de fense as self-defense. He would ordi narily deny that it is so. He loudly affirms that he is acting for the good of others — protecting the children against the rapacity and cupidity of the movie producers; protecting the moron against immorality; protecting the gentle reader against the debauch ery of old Petronius, the sensuousness of D. H. Lawrence, the radicalism of Upton Sinclair. I do not impeach the sincerity of the censor. Nay, I defend his sincerity against himself. He is defending children against what as a child he would succumb to; he is de fending the moron, the gentle reader, and whom not against what the moron, the gentle reader, and the what not in him fears to meet in the dark. That is, he is doing this if he is sincere. And the censor is the sincerest of women or men; otherwise he could not — as a local worthy admits — pub licly support his office and his work by taking a percentage of the fines paid by his victims out of their coffers of iniquity. IN a world where a thousand reforms compete for a man's major efforts, his sincerity is tested by his plumping for the one that thumps his heart the hardest. That against which he sin cerely fights he advertises as his own besetting sin. The sex pervert at heart wars sincerely against sex perversion, the alcoholic taste against alcohol, An thony Comstock against his greatest secret vice. "Look at his face," I might say in imitation of the censor's tactics. But I cannot use his tactics, gentle reader, for I am talking not only of him but of me and you; and so I must be gentle. The censor is demonstrably sincere. But sincerity is not the only quality needed in a warrior; else Quixote were Napoleon. The effective warrior trusts himself, the sincere censor dis trusts himself in the presence of what he censors. Our defense of his sin cerity has wrecked his efficiency. That is, what he does is useless, or nearly so, for genuine reform. He raises to the level of a major stimulus for his own life the evil censored. Al ways to have the loved thing near, if only to spit upon it. Sadistic and masochistic by turns, he lives always in the shadow of his dear damnation. Little wonder, then, that he makes dominant for other lives the motive The Boid' Mich' Follies plays to capacity Glass Cases By Clayton Rawson XOTE: Mr. Rawson s busy brush reflects a ptt' sion for human personal' ities brightly intrigued, just now, by people places and things on both sides of the Town's myr' iad windows. "Are these things inspired, Mayme, or is it evolution?" THE CHICAGOAN n that rules his own. His ambiguous gesture of suppression is interpreted locatively: where he points his cen sorious finger, there must be something good. Psychologically his suppression is al ways ineffective, though it may for June casts its rosy shadow before 'e travel situation is surveyed by ex perls brief periods be politically effective by actually making books, pictures, con traceptives unavailable for moderate purses and not too insistent curiosities. (I have, for instance, been so far un able to get Lady Chatterly's Lover, despite the strong recommendation of it by senatorial censors. But I shall read it this summer abroad, if not earlier at home.) Even where the censor genuinely suppresses the lovcd- hatcd specimen, it but indicates a ripe field for others like-minded. THE reason that censorship, by and large, is useless is that it is need less. These are, after all, human curi osities and impulses that the censor seeks to starve by suppression. But, replies the censor, they are patholog ical, prurient. Indeed, they frequently arc. But pruriency has a natural his tory, sired by curiosity and nurtured by suppression. We have thus what one of my able, but athletic, colleagues calls "a viscous circle" — repression leading to suppression. Practically all censorship is the social expression from an adult of a childish curiosity that should have been satisfied and would have been but for repressive parents. We need not go to the extreme of holding that every desire must be fully satisfied the moment it arises in order to declare that every insistent instinct should be satisfied. The proof of this is the kind of personality made by sup pression — a man who substitutes force and fear for understanding in char acter formation. If one considers the sexual impetus, around which censor ship tends to concentrate, it is argu able that from matured adolescence on, no form of sexual expression — hetcro, auto, homo — short of that involving violence, would be as harmful to in dividuality or society as is sustained repression. The path of repression is strewn with "lapses," and lapses breed in the individual cither bravado or shame and inflict upon society a re sponsibility for which individuals do not feci or assume responsibility. A society that discourages early marriages, whether for industrial, edu cational, religious, or social reasons, is not honest with itself unless it means thereby to wink at other types of sex expression. And so also with the in hibition of every other insistent human impulse. The pressure against the bars of conventions shows that human na ture is still healthy. Repression that succeeds long enough against dominant or diseased natures achieves its final success in crimes of violence. Here we see again a segment of the vicious cir cle. The temper that now censors books as a desperate defense has long been censorious of all attempts to sub jugate to intelligence the processes of birth. If we could and did apply half the intelligence we now have to sexual selection and control, to eugenics and euthenics, we should be able to lessen violence and free wholesome men and women from restrictions aimed by po tential morons at actual ones. IT is because those who censor books and ideas are also the ones who keep alive the class that must be dealt with in some heroic measure, that we need to speak so plainly against the whole principle of censorship. I have no where as yet used the word "reformer." Nor do I here speak evil of him. We must have and be reformers if we are ever to escape from our present situa tion. All censors are reformers, but not all reformers are censors. The struggle for freedom is not against re form as such, but against reform by force and fear. Intelligence is the only alternative to these. Censorship is usually stupid; as a means it adver tises what it deprecates, most glaringly of all, the besetting sin of the censor himself; as an end it gratifies by a per verse indirection the putridity of char acter that it proclaims an evil. Intelligence functions in a differ ent way. It sees that what the censor fears is basically good rather than evil. Otherwise there would be no such de mand for it as begets censorship and as censorship itself begets. It sees that what is good ought to be called good and tolerantly permitted, even where it cannot be provided for. It sees that a social system which makes it impos sible to provide for, and hypocritical even to permit, the continuous satisfac tion of the urgent needs of any sub stantial segment of the population brands itself rather than its men and women as bad. Caught, nevertheless, in such a sit uation, intelligence will seek at once to remove such repression as leads to violence; second, to keep those people who think themselves best fitted to use repressive power out of public life and away from established censor boards; for he who thinks himself fitted to censor his peaceable neighbors is not fitted for that job; third, to get rid of 12 THE CHICAGOAN all censorship of ideas at least, since nobody who wants to do such a job is fit to do it. I NTELLIGENCE will direct itself by 1 the maxim of tolerance for everything save intolerance and vio lence. Nor can we, as intelligent, con tent ourselves merely with tolerance of the new, the different. Starting thus as an advance over our traditions, we must soon feel the appeal of variety for its own sake. To get new ideas, to feel new emotions, to experiment with new ways of life — this is to grow. And to grow is the only way to live richly and fully. He who wants to censor anything should be put upon the defensive actually as he is logically. And particularly is this true of the censorship of ideas. There are in all probability better ways of living than any one has yet discovered. If so, they will appear initially as new and surprising ways. They are the very ones on which the censor will pounce. To save the un born moralities we must put to shame, if not to death, the once-too-often-born censor-moralist. Forced by a changing environment to live amid dear tempta tion, this censor-moralist will revenge his weakness by making us as weak as he. He will force us surreptitiously to try out new proposals in conduct be fore we have resorted to the simple economy of trying them out in our heads and in our books, that is, before they are submitted to correction through public inspection and criticism. He will, if he can have his way, live our intellectual lives for us. For he who tells us what to think — or what not to think — is telling us not to think at all, regardless of how piously or reassuringly he may put it. Humoresque PROBABLY the biggest thing which happened in the universe during March was the unearthing of the ninth planet. Probably, too, it was the largest thing that ever happened to Flagstaff. But it does demonstrate what just sitting and gazing into space may accomplish. i> Another pronouncement to come out of the West was the statement made by a far-westerner that no place in the United States east of the Rockies was fit to live in. Pleasantly enough, that puts Chicago in the same class with lots of really nice towns. • We are not going to discuss Chi cago's crime condition except to say that only eight guns were found among eighty-three men detained by the police — a poor ten-to-one shot. • The Chicago-critical were doubtless ly chagrined to learn that the recent blast on Michigan avenue was merely an explosion of films. As for the rest of us, we were vexed to know that it did not herald the beginning of our sub way. • From financial circles comes the re port that a Sears-Roebuck and Mont gomery Ward merger is imminent. Chicago continues to be the literary hub, with bigger and better catalogues. We also understand that our stock ex change will hold its annual banquet in May. "Good news of good times!" Big business is still able to eat! • We believe we have come upon the reason for our constant harassment by crusades. Mary Borden, writing in Harper s, says that America is living its Middle Ages. • Just to prove that there is law and order in Chicago: Ten miles an hour was adjudged reckless for a deaf mute driver with impaired eyesight. It is quite plain he must have been follow ing his nose. • If Chicago is the country's local in fection, there exists a national ailment far more insidious, according to those who would prescribe alcohol for other than medicinal purposes. Take, for example, the twenty-million poll of public sentiment on Prohibition being conducted by The Literary Digest. If first returns presage anything, it ap' pears that that straw vote may break the camel's back. • Which is not all. A humorous weekly has launched a nation-wide campaign with the object of organizing public opinion for the repeal of the eighteenth amendment. If it does sue ceed in laughing prohibition off, we may expect a return of better spirits and uncorking good times. • The Prince of Wales: He goes big game hunting; is hunted — mosquito bitten and elephant charged. Beastly luck! A film company succeeded too well in depicting reality, with the result that it has been sued by a prince who demanded monetary healing of his wounded honor. More impecunious and lesser nobility would have been content with a movie contract. Which brings to mind the Hollywood-bound actor who stopped long enough in Chi cago to dispel our fears that unemploy ment would keep him out of our sight and hearing on the screen. He had not a contract as yet, "but what's a con tract," he nonchalanted. Yes, exactly, what's a contract — especially in Holly wood? _ It is more prudent to give than to re ceive. The same $100,000, for ac cepting which Senator Fall was con victed of bribe-taking, fails to brand Edward Doheny as a bribe-giver. • Another thing of which Washing ton will take care is the establishing of the United States' claims to land in Antarctica upon the discoveries of Rear-Admiral Byrd. It really should not be difficult to freeze out other na tions. As for Byrd's announcement that the expedition is near bankruptcy, of course they have frozen assets. (Ob vious, but a thought nevertheless.) • And then there's the weather, as a last resort. Spring flew ,in with a frozen face, and her mood is just as unpredictable as if she were still around the corner. — ANNA ROTHE. THE CHICAGOAN 13 This Matter of Prohibition A PAPER PRESENTING A PLEASANT SOLUTION By Lloyd Lewis 44 \ HIS Prohibition's getting to be I a terrible thing. "You simply wouldn't believe how these fanatics have got everything turned upside down in New York. That's why I dropped in to see you. I know it's early in the morning and you've got your mail to open and everything, but I want you to know just how bad things are down there. I only got back here to Chicago yes terday. Horace Finch and I've been having a terrible time there and I came home to rest. "Well, I went to bed early last eve ning, too tired to really talk to my mother or brother. I was so worn- out that I don't really remember any thing much; I guess I must have been pretty grouchy, though, — you know how New York exhausts you. "Sometime along in the night I woke up and found the door locked. That's funny,' I said to myself. The folks must have forgot I was here and locked the door from the outside.' So I laid down and tried to go to sleep, but there was a cat, or maybe a couple of cats, yowling around on the sum mer-kitchen roof in the moonlight, and I couldn't sleep. After a bit I got up, and put my clothes on and said, Til catch that cat. It's liable to waken mother, hollering around here all night. So I climbed out on that roof, but cats are hard to catch and it got away from me. I sat on the roof awhile then I said, 'Oh well, the moon's bright enough for me to have a walk,' and I had it. "I kept saying to myself This is fine, walking in the moon, no traffic, all by myself, thinking things out. I said, We, none of us do enough of this sort of thing,' and the first thing I knew it was daylight and I swung around toward home to be there by breakfast time. I got there about nine o'clock and what did I see but an ambulance in front of the door. KiOTE: We, too, were surprised to learn of Mr. Lewis' interest, which we thought well absorbed by Lincoln- iana and a becoming solicitude for Chicago's reputation abroad, in the question — if it is a question — that's been \eeping Congress active and our Best Minds outspo\en these many wee\s. The greater our pleas- sure, therefore, to submit his sugges- tion for improvement of the general situation, which we consider in many ways the best thought that has emanated from the discussion to date. through the glass in the door that Mother and my brother were all right. They were talking to a doctor, and, as the door was ajar, I heard mother say, 'How he got out of that room, I can't imagine, but he's away. He's clear out of his head.' "So, hearing that, I just came down town to see my friends. Mother thinks I've got a fever. "Will you have a drink? Isn't it a crime what this country's coming to? Here I have to carry this gin around in a Listerine bottle so nobody'll take it away from me. A shame is what it is. "Well, that reminds me: I started to tell you how terrible things are in New York. The snooping system that's being put over on the American people is something you'd never be- '"H ELLO,' I said, 'What's up?' and I hurried, but when I got there I saw iieve. Here were Horace Finch and me, two business men, talking business in our hotel room, there, having some drinks, it is true, but bothering nobody — and it's nobody's business, either. "We talked and talked on a big plan Horace has and on the second day, having got so interested that we'd talked straight through the night, we did relax a little. I'll admit that. But you can't talk business all the time. We played a few games of indoor- horseshoe — you know — stand at one end of the room and bet fifty cents on who can sink a shoe into an open hand bag at the other end of the room. That's nothing to raise a fuss about, but those infernal Pilgrims, down there, Puritans I mean, longnoses, tried to make us stop it. "Some damned government snoop ers came and banged on our door and said we'd been in there four days and for us to come out. What if we had? We paid for our room. They had no call to come spying around into our private business like that, hollering for us to open up. Interference makes me mad. "\A/HY' they'd have actually V V broken open the door if Horace and I hadn't got a bureau against it, and, then, they'd have climbed over the transom if Horace and I hadn't taken turns standing on the bureau and hammered their fingers with a gin bottle. "They're clever, though, those quiet snakes. They got Horace — got him while I was asleep. One of us stood watch while the other slept — did it for two days and nights, too. You can't have liberty in this day and age unless you fight for it, I'll tell you. "Now how do you suppose they got Horace? "Strawberries! "Yes, sir, they talked to him and told him how hungry he must be and he said he was, in a way, and they named over things and asked him what he liked best, and finally he said 'Strawberries.' It's his only 14 THE CHICAGOAN weakness, as I found out. all about it later. He told me <<\ A /ELL, they brought up a V V tureen of ripe strawberries and showed 'em to him and let him smell 'em and then put 'em down just outside the door and said, 'Now, we'll go away and let you get your straw berries.' " 'Where's the cream?' he says, so they sent down and got cream and showed him how they were pouring it on. Then they went away and he opened the door just a little and reached out, but to show you how crooked this government is under Pro hibition, those sneaks had a wire fast ened to one handle of the tureen and kept pulling it down the hall just ahead of Horace, who couldn't jump and catch it, you see, on account of being on his hands and knees. About four doors down they jumped out and had him. "The fuss woke me up and I got the door closed before they could get me, and I stuck it out for two more days, but I went to sleep on top of the bureau and they broke right into the room and grabbed me. I got away from 'em, though, in the men's wash room. Slipped out of my shoes and crawled over a partition and left 'em watching my shoes under the swinging door. "I got fixed up and called every sanitarium in town, for I knew what these busybodies would do with Horace. I found where he was and went out to see him and wind up that business deal. Good thing for me I understand those . shakedown sani- toriums — they're just a part of this whole crooked, snooper system that Prohibition's fastened on America — and I love America. Yes, I do, in spite of everything. "I wouldn't go inside the place 'till the superintendent had come out on the porch and signed a guarantee to let me out if I went in. They'll kid nap you and collect off your folks if they can, those skunks. I saw Horace all right and that's why I'm here. "I WANT you to write to that I sanitarium and tell them you're his relative and for 'em to send him on here right away. Get me? Then, I'll tell you what to do. Spare me a hundred 'till Horace gets here, and we'll cut you in on this business deal. Horace has a wonderful invention that is sure to make us rich. That's what we were laying out when those snoop ers butted in. There we were, two businessmen talking business — oh, it's enough to drive a man out of his na tive country. "Well, this is it: You know how they send more than one message on a telegraph wire? Horace and I have figured out a way to send whisky and oil together through those under' ground oil pipes that run all the way from Mexico to Whiting, Indiana!" Casual ladies and gentlemen avid for home-town newspa pers inspire an abid ing faith in the essen tial solidity of the suburbs. Loop Life By Robert Lee Eskridge HOTE: Mr. Es\ridge, continuing his engaging footlighting of the drama that is downtown Chicago, gives eye and brush this fortnight to visitors eager, dismayed, enchanted or perplexed but never bored with the surging civic scene. V^' Joyful crusaders, badges streaming, balloons bobbing, pause on their way to the X-Y-Z convention at the Palmer House to pay homage to the austere traffic robot at Madison and State. THE CHICAGOAN 15 Is Boxing Sport? AN APPRAISAL OF THE SO-CALLED MANLY ART By James Weber Linn NOT long ago I turned on the radio and discovered that I was listening to descriptions of a series of "amateur" prize-fights. These de scriptions, I found by experiment, continued hour after hour. The an nouncers, repeating the same stale phrases over and over, did little to in form anybody of the progress of the fights, but they were not necessary. The shouts or the silences of the crowd told the story. Some twenty-three thousand, ad vertised as the largest crowd ever to witness fights indoors, howled, booed, or were quiet. When they were quiet, Krishnamurti, the East Indian mystic, tells idolaters gathered at the Sher man Hotel, "You make of your thoughts a store house — which is called inspiration," and they love it. Great Lakes Jackies awaiting heavy dates enliven the Aurora and Elgin station, Wabash and Adams, on Saturday evenings. T^IOTE: Educator, lecturer, journal' ist, more intimately club man. bridge authority and grand-parent, Dr. Linn here employs the viewpoint of the instructor, the moulder of adoles cent mentality, whose English classes at the University of Chicago have turned out a majority of the Town's most vigorous and successful young writers. We present his view of the recent Golden done bouts (over the violent protest of an athletic Associ ate Editor who enjoyed them and a Staff Artist who drew pictures of them in a recent issue) as an im portant addition to the literature of an event too lightly ta\en by all newspapers save its sponsors. the announcer kept repeating, "The boys are in the center of the ring now, just sparring. They are just sparring. The negro boy has tied up his opponent's arms cleverly. The Lithuanian has tied up his opponent's arms. They are just sparring. An uninteresting round. Not a really vicious blow yet." Then would come a wild yell from the crowd, a savage, eager roar, and the announcer's voice would follow up the scale, "Ow! There was one that hurt! That one brought the blood. The Lithuanian is bleeding a little now. But he is a game boy. He is coming back for more. And he's got it! There was another one that hurt!" The announcer s voice, in such moment's, was as the voice of one that prays. "Oh God, let the Lith uanian be slammed on the kisser. Let the Negro bleed, too. Let them both be hurt. Game boys! Of such, from the point of view of the spectators, is the kingdom of Heaven!" THE "world's greatest newspaper," the leading organ of civilization among us, was conducting its Golden Gloves tournament, between young men selected and conditioned by itself, and young men selected and condi tioned by its colleague in New York. Weeks and weeks of the most inten sive advertising had preceded the fights. The proceeds were to go to an appealing cause, the organization of the Forty and Eight, for the benefit of incapacitated veterans of the World War. The object of the tour nament, aside from any incidental ef fect it might have on circulation, was to advance the cause of "the manly art of self-defense." Self-defense! The next day the newspaper, gloating over the fact that its gladiators had won ten bouts out of sixteen, declared "to tear in, to slug, to keep up an 16 THE CHICAGOAN incessant attack, is sound strategy." Who doubts it? The object is to hurt the other fellow. Who kids himself into the belief that he is in the ring, before that crowd howling for blood, those announcers praying for blood, for purposes of self-defense, manly or unmanly? Who were the fighters? One was a college student, a boy from the University of Illinois. Would the university, or any university, take the profits from the show, if they were offered? The University of Illinois has just got a new president. Won der what he thinks of the advertising his institution received. Two or three others were high- school boys; one, a lad of sixteen, a Swedish immigrant of eight months back, is in the grades. The rest were workingmen (or working boys), the majority either negroes or Italians. Their biographies filled the columns of the world's greatest newspaper for many days. Properly trained, some of these young fellows might some day become valuable citizens; not many, if one may judge from their pictures, but some. It did not occur to the world's greatest newspaper to give to these boys the blood-money they earned, to further their education. Naturally not; because in most cases any furtherance of the education of the, mind is the last thing these boys are interested in. Education in brutal ity, education in the power to injure somebody else physically, is all they hope for. That power, they are taught by this tournament, is financial ly profitable. A truly civilizing lesson! GO to a foot-ball game between two big schools, such as Notre Dame and the University of Southern California. You will find yourself one of a hundred thousand or so, all eager and excited. Football is the roughest of all sports. Young men who play football are sometimes badly hurt. As this rough sport goes on, when does the crowd cheer? When does it grow furious with excitement? Always on the occasion of some spe cial triumph of skill or good luck. When does it sit silent, regretful? Al ways when a man is hurt. Is the man who hurts him a hero? Just the re verse. If he does it intentionally, he is ruled off the field. If he does it unintentionally, as happens in ninety- nine out of a hundred cases, he is a sad lad. He is not there to injure; nor is the crowd there to hope for in juries. Just the reverse! Football is bloody, at times, but it is not encour aged for the satisfaction of the blood- lust. Nor is any other sport. Such a tournament as that of the Golden Gloves is no more sport than booze- running is. "Professional" fighting has no apologists except those who frankly admit they enjoy seeing men physical ly injured. It produces a group whose whole interest in life is the financial interest. Newspaper writers whose business it is to chronicle its cruelties and its fiascos, its brutal suc cesses and its crooked failures, are ut terly cynical about it. Read Ring Lardner's story, The Champion. Talk to Warren Brown. The only man in it for years with ambitions above the level of its vicious ignorance was Tunney, and how he was — and is — hated by the professional group! They hated him for a combination of three reasons. One was that he really prac ticed the art of self-defense. He had not the "killer instinct." The second was that he was successful, skillful. The third was that Tunney preferred to be a gentleman; couldn't help it; was born that way. That, to the pro fessional group, is the unforgivable sin. BUT this tournament of which I am writing was not professional. The "boys" were all "amateurs." Great care was taken that no profes' sionals should get into the competi tion; great stress was laid on the "amateurism" of every fighter. And precisely in this lies the peril of the attack on the current principles of civilization. The professionals are openly out to satisfy the bloodlust of the mob, to encourage it, to profit by it. The Golden Gloves tournament is likewise an attempt to satisfy that bloodlust, to encourage it, to profit by it. But it is an undercover attempt. Jack Dempsey (and what an idealist, what a bright-faced boy he is!) as "killer" and promoter, fights for the bloodlust from the blood-spattered deck of a battleship. Promotion of an "amateur" tournament before "the largest crowd in the history of fights indoors" is a submarine attack; a torpedo launched from a vessel flying a friendly flag. Listen to that crowd roaring for knockdowns, yelling for blood, booing defense, eager for blows that hurt. Think of it gloated over as the largest crowd that ever witnessed a sporting event indoors in Chicago. Consider the promotion of personal injury as the passionate object of the most in fluential voice in the Middle West — a voice so influential that any comment I can make here is like the cheep of a sparrow beside a battery of seventy- fives. And then ask yourself what price progress, what price education, what price the idealism of the motto on our dollars, what price the Sermon on the Mount? Hopeful State Love is curious and perverse — ¦ He likes prose and I like verse; He liked Hoover, I liked Smith; I speak truth, and he swears myth — Illogical but lovely things. . . . I like narrow banded rings, He, companionate from birth, Mocks them as of little worth. . . . Love is curious and strange . . . Later on I'm sure he'll change. ¦ — DOROTHY DOW. Engagement Assuming cool indifference To one who robs me of all sense, I smiled at everything I saw In one whom I should like to claw. To be oneself is such a rest ... I wish it were more often best! — SHEILA STUART. THE CHICAGOAN 17 TOWN TALK LOVE CONQUERS ALLsHEADWAITERS AS CRITICS»VERTICAL GLEE GLASS THAT FAILED^TATTOOED MOVIES^CLOWNS' FAREWELL WEEMS FOR SALE^GOSSIP PARADE*OUR TRIP TO AFRICA By Richard "Riquarius" Atwater A WIND FROM THE RIVER JESTINGLY swept the corner of Wacker and State as a bizarre sun sank into its high and smoky bed. Oblivious of the sup- perward bustling traffic stood two crea tures from an unwritten burlesque show, smilingly foolishly into each other's eyes. Passersby swirled around this Aristophanic oasis, too impatient or too kind to seem to notice the macabre pair as they hurried by. His clothes wore the haggard look of old wool that has slept too dustily and too often; hers were the antique jacket and the pendulous petticoats of one who will presently carry mop and pail through the echoing floors of a skyscraper deserted for the night. Their combined ages were well past the century. . . . And there they stood, in an impos sible revival of a forgotten extrava ganza, giggling and holding hands as if they were sixteen instead of these same numerals ruthlessly reversed by Time's cruel mathematics. A fable for pessimists, two caricatures mocking Na ture by an incredible passion; skeletons fingering amorously each other's bones; Cupid, laughing at locksmiths, had opened the dust bin. . . . We stared for an abashed second at this singular triumph over poverty and age and despair; passed on, and decided it was a hallucination, a vague memory of some story by Ben Hecht or de Maupassant that by some mental necromancy had suddenly tricked our consciousness. We turned around. There they were, still fondling their withered hands. • THE HEAD WAITER ALSO RISES After reading our remarks about Thornton Wilder in the last number of Town Talk, we decided we'd better read his book; and are now prepared to report A "Woman of Andros is just about perfect reading. We felt pretty pathetic at the end, where he kills off the girl and the baby, though we didn't cry quite as long as we did over Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, which employed the same curtain. Either we're getting hard-boiled, or else these modern novelists are slowly bringing us around to the Chinese atti tude in the matter. However, when we later heard that John Gunther, the young Chicago author, had just been evicted from a Paris cafe for talking two hours on The Estheticism of the Novel, we went over to see Howard Vincent O'Brien in his pleasant room overlooking the river and underlooking the Civic Opera house. "Some evening," we said to Mr. O'Brien, "I would like to hold a de bate with you in a convenient restau rant on the subject of Hemingway's people. Your point, if I remember rightly, is that Hemingway's characters are real but you don't like them. Mine would be that I like them but can't imagine them as really existing." "But they do!" cried the Daily J^ews book critic, who used to live in Paris. "I know every one of them person ally. They aren't real, and they shouldn't exist. But I assure you they do." Which ended that debate, and we fear you will not now see the wildly gesticulating Town Talker and a fran tically arguing O'Brien rushed from your favorite night club by a stern head waiter. At least not until we can think of another topic. FIRELIGHT AND ROSES Anyway you'd probably rather hear a Torch Song. Here it is, as offered by a Masked Tenor who must have been thinking of something when he chose this number with one eye upon a young lady in our hushed audi ence. The title is Consolation. Were I the withered mummy of a bee, Still in your smile a damas\ rose I'd see. Time would forget and mutiny arise To meet the challenge of your wistful eyes. Why do you call desire from its grave — A bro\en memory — become your slave? Why sear my sorrow with the flame of you, Thinking to resurrect and ma\e me new? Heart of my heart — why do you ma\e me guest Of tender vjelcomings within your breast, While only in my dreams — a damas\ rose Crushed to my lips — for consolation glows! ARROW-HEAD. HISTORY AT AUCTION Several Chicago curiosities, in- cluding a first edition copy of E. P. Roe's Chicago fire story, Barriers Burned Away, and another of B. L. T.'s very rare Pipesmo\e Carry, will be available at an unusually interesting auction, to be held the evening of April 21 in the Fine Arts Building. Looking over one of the exhibits, Pastor Weems' noted Life of Wash ington (the sixteenth edition, of 1816, in which the fable about Georgie and the cherry tree first appeared) we were amazed to find it didn't go "Father, I cannot tell a lie," but "Pa, I cannot tell a lie." The pages, in fact, are alive with Pas in capital letters every five or ten lines. In another offering we discovered the famous "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen" slogan started in London; at least it was in that capital of His Majesty's government that a pamphlet on the death of Washington by General Henry Lee was first printed, in 1800. Other prizes are a letter signed by the immortal George at Valley Forge (we didn't notice until too late that this was going to rhyme), two letters in Lincoln's handwriting, and a document appointing one Ninian Edwards as first governor of Illinois Territory in 1815. Ten dollars is expected to be the minimum price, with the rarer docu ments running up over a thousand smackers: which means that those in Town who would rather have an old book than a new sweetie will be out in full cry. Besides the historical curi osities there will be valuable volumes THE CHICAGOAN 'Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care" "The peace that passe fh understanding" Lincoln Park Zoo By Peter Koch XOTE: When we covered, quite by chd" that Mr. Koch attrib* much of his success portraiture to a hdb'1* study of animals, urged him to try his * at reproducing our J' footed neighbors as h* admirably reproduces more distinguished peds. We submit tht suit. 18 of Mark Twain, Bret Harte, James Stephens and other standard and mod ern writers, Bruce Rogers' presswork and bindings that will dazzle the eyes of such as can be dazzled by fancy bindings. The affair is under the espe cial auspices of Paul Steinbrecher, Oliver Barrett, Wright Howes, Walter Hill and Franklin Meine. These boys all know their stuff, so don't blame us if you don't pick up a five thousand dollar item for fifty cents. The one about Pa and the Cherry Tree is expected to go for around $25. • THE GRAPHIC ARTS Our latest science and invention item, we were telling the Bismarck lunch table, concerns a novel substitute for prohibition, thought up by one of our fascinating friends whose tummy has gone Volstead. Whenever he feels in the mood which in his younger days would have meant yohoho and a bottle of some, he now sublimates his sup pressed desires by going out and get ting tattooed. At this point we were interrupted by an Egyptian gentleman across the table, who rose and recited a regret table quatrain. Said Mr. Totep: "When you're out with the high hats, fops and dandies, Order, if you must, champagne, wines and brandies; But remember, when the nearby neighbors drop in, Charity, at home, should be gin." "I mean literally tattooed, not fig uratively," we reminded him. "Do you know," remarked Philip Morris, as he lit a different brand, that down on South State street you can now have the picture of any movie star tattooed on you for a dollar? Ex cept Clara Bow. She's fifty cents extra." "No!" we cried in delight. "Yes!" insisted our informant. "And it's worth it. They put it on your upper arm, and it wiggles when you move it." THE ELEVATOR MAN WHO HOISTED SEVERAL While it embarrassed him at the time, Michael Straus, Hinsdale's gift to Chicago, now thinks one of the fun niest sights he's ever witnessed is an inebriated elevator man. Straus got an emergency call from one of his buildings (not the Straus building) as to how a lift conductor had suddenly gone Pan; and would Mr. Straus please rush over before the elevator went up through the roof. Investigating the unusual scene, our friend found the hoist scooting and scampering rogu ishly up and down while, as it passed each, startled floor, the Bacchic oper ator lustily sang out invocations to the Nine Gods, appeals to the police to try and catch him, and once in a while just a good old Saxon battle yell. Straus doesn't remember just how he finally managed to stop this vertical whoopee, but he does recall how he got rid of Pan after capturing him. He put him into a taxicab, gave the driver two dollars, and told him to un load the ecstatic Hellenist anywhere, so long as it was two dollars' worth away from that building. JOLLY CHAPS, THOSE JOURNALISTS Hearing from several sources that William S. Forman, whose sports column lately changed newspapers, re signed from his former office with a 24-page letter to the boss which said farewell with everything but music, we are reminded of the old Greek cynic who sang that there are two days when woman pleases man: the day he mates her, and the day he cremates her. It would be at least as fair to say that the temperamental journalist finds his two greatest thrills when they first let him sign his stuff, and when they first let him resign it. Some day we would like to publish an anthology of such resignations, including, of course, the THE CHICAGOAN 19 Portrait of four sparrows Zebu — the perfect model fable of how Walter Howey of the Tribune wrote beneath his last story on that paper, "To be continued in tomorrow's Herald and Examiner"; the similar parable of how that Chicago boy who made good on the Tsjew Tor\ Tribune, Franklin P. Adams, is said to have finished his last assignment there with a sonnet acrostic, whose initials spelled out the significant ad vertisement, "Read the K[ew Yor\ World"; and among other of these prankish goodbyes we should probably be compelled to reprint the final, and partly suppressed number of a column ist who, until recently, used to steal slippers from telephoning society ed itress' feet, send live mice down the pneumatic tube to the composing room, and light an occasional firecracker un der the city desk of a Chicago after noon paper which endorses man's best friend, the bird. To this material we should presum ably add Mr. Forman's previously un- printed letter, the delightful Heywood Broun-Ralph Pulitzer correspondence which some time back interested so many readers that references to it were even made in Chicago news columns; and a few still quainter exhibits, the work of linotype compositors spending their last day in a previously tranquil newspaper room. There was one such humorist, we recall hereabout, who startled the Town by setting up his type reporting a local director's meet ing rather differently from the ex pected text, the departing compositor giving free rein to his fancy and re leasing all the stored-up inhibitions pre viously chained by his meticulous duties. And speaking of temperamental press men, the recent happy assignment of the comely Miss Anne Armstrong to Mr. John Keyes' space on the !N.etos sport page reminds us that if it isn't one thing, it's another. Thus, on a recent vacation of Gene Morgan from his Hit or Miss contributors, Robert J. Casey, called in to pinch-hit, rogu ishly ran a Wastebasket Day, and was so tickled at this conceit that he re peated the whimsey for the rest of his tenure, until Mr. Morgan returned from his outing three days ahead of time. Did you know, by the way, that R. H. L., years and years ago, was once given the Line o' Type to run during B. L. T.'s three weeks in the north woods? Mr. Little, who tells the story on himself, immediately de cided to open the "Cannery" and pro ceeded to fill the treasured column with all the historic cliches Taylor had locked up in a system of preserve jars. Taylor returned from the north woods at the end of the first week. DUDS A new member of the Sceptics' Society is an Italian gentleman who has lost his faith in glass. Taking a few one-gallon jugs of this formerly dependable material for a recent ride, he was annoyed to see a squad car pull up besides him. With the presence of mind characteristic of his trade, he threw the jugs and their ruddy con tents overboard, onto the hard boule vard pavement. To his grieved sur prise, two of the glass jugs failed to shatter on the concrete, preserving their sparkling contents intact for the reproving eyes of the law. "If I drop them by accident," mourned the wine merchant later, "they bust all over the street. I throw them down hard, and they land like pillows. Glass is no good." PRISONER'S SONG James Weber Linn, who is so in- dignantly fond of poetry and do mesticity, is especially invited not to walk out during the next number, in which a young lady wearing the con ventional domino emerges from our wings to recite one called Bride. This much for chic\en, That much for stea\ — (We can't have them often) A pudding to ba\e — Oh, I who danced madly Beneath the moon's glare Must measure the sugar And butter with care. And I who once lingered With a deep unrest To watch the ships gliding Out in the west, Must wal\ to the mar\et With somber stride And wear the demure face Befitting a bride. FERRY ADAMS. • SEABIRDS COME HOME TO ROOST Much as we dread it, something's going to have to be said on the sub ject of poetry. Here's V. L. Sherman of Lewis Institute, who warns us he's just discovered we once wrote a book of verse called Kic\ety Rimes; and simultaneously F. E. Michel entreats us to deny that we could have founded the Poetry Haters of America, M. Michel offering as evidence to the con trary three poems from his scrapbook, some fifteen years old, bearing the sig nature Riquarius. One of these lyrics is all about Hope and Love and Stars and Seabirds, with capital letters just like that. T-t-t! Imagine bringing that up. We feel like Henry Louis Mencken when somebody showed him Mencken's first (and last) book of verse of which the first page was a poetic entreaty captioned "Don't Knock." What about this thing called poetry, then? Why, simply this: that there are poems which open magic casements on the seacoast of fairyland, and there are poems which merely open the crit- 20 TUE CHICAGOAN ical reader's jaws in a profound yawn. Between these extremes there is the pleasant vers de societe to which even the members of the Poetry Haters of America are, we fear, addicted. And we would rather allude mystically to vers de societe than define it for you too exactly. Maybe that's what Eddie Guest writes; but that wasn't what we were thinking of. GOODBYE, KIDDIES A Sunday paper recently re- quested the children to hear its comics over KYW "at 12 P. M., Cen tral Time"; and a mask named N'lm- porte thinks the children should indeed be in by that time. Which reminds us that through the cooperation of Yank Taylor, radio expert of the Times, we have at last made some headway against the use of the word "kiddies" on the infantile ether. Even Uncle Bob of KYW has quit it, Taylor tells us with a cherubic smile. And don't tell the family, but the spirited argu ments of Dr. Pratt, Dr. T. Thomas Toofins and the southern Harry in WMAQ's Topsy Turvy Time are all just the garrulous Pratt talking to him self in three different accents. And while we are up here in the studio, did you hear WENR announc ing the Unfinished Symphony "by Shoe Bear"? That paper's broadcaster pronouncing it "Hurld anda Zamv nerl Paul Rader, to a sobbing organ ist background, with honeyed voice pitying "the intellectuals lost in the caves of modernism"? And through a local outlet, Bernarr McFadden, speaking on physical culture romance, giving "eligible" the hard g? The air, in fact, is so full with a number of things that any further sug gestions from this devotee would be superfluous. We will, however, ami ably suggest to the Three Doctors a possible variant of their always enjoy able piece about the Three Trees. Some night they might let the Hunter, instead of pursuing the Rabbit away from the Bubbling Spring, shoot the Three Doctors there (tiddely ump), there (wheedly boom), and there (squuc\le) . PARADE OF THE TOWN TALKERS If you watch your laundry wrap- pings carefully, reports David Now- inson, you may discover portions of the new international Chinese "San Min Morning Paper," which started up on Archer avenue a couple of weeks ago; a nationalist party organ, it already cir culates to the tune of 30,000 in this and other countries with a slant-eyed population. ... "I fear butter does melt in your mouth after all," charges Philip Morris, who misses our old po litical paragraphs. "Maybe you can perfect the technique of the chatter writers, and report the events before they happen. You'll recall my plan to have drama critics write their re views on their cuffs and then send the shirts to the laundry." . . . Anyone who is still curious about broadcasting stations can go up to the sixth floor of the Sherman and peek at WLS, says Marion Rudoy. The cello player tried to flirt with her through the glass wall. . . . "What's all this noise about the home town boys making good with Spring Proposals By Sandor XOTE: Herr Sandor s swift brush catches in his amazing single-stro\e technique an echo of "April with its showers sweet" (if no more blizzards be/all us), an echo not without a slightly warning note. The petrol proposal Blackfriars shows?" remonstrates Wil liam Harshe. "What about the dear old Campus Whistle column that you once edited and Bartlett Cormack con tributed to? Let's have some credit where it is overdue." It turns out that Mr. Harshe is the present conductor of The Daily Maroons column; and we can't imagine how we forgot about it; it's only thirteen years ago and we ran it for three days. . . . Roy Toombs, the famous Chicago financier, is discovered by Loren Carroll to be a believer in Rosicrucianism, a romantic cult we had thought perished with Bulwer-Lytton. . . . Pausing at a bargain counter of Exquisite New Models in Pumps, Alice McKinstrey confides that an ad jacent lady "wanted to know the size in Polish." . . . Meyer Levin's second Chicago novel, Fran\ie and Johnnie, reminds Frieda Kaplan of a studio party in honor of that author's first book, Reporter: meeting a lissome girl with china-blue eyes, Mr. Levin asked her what she did that was interesting, whereupon the dainty creature, who turned out to be a popular artist's model, innocently asked our hero where he sang. . . . Discovering us translated to The Chicagoan, Perion now discards his acceptance of a rumor "that Riq and the incomparable Fred erick Donaghey were to become part ners in a gigantic Hyphen and Q THE CHICAGOAN 21 The plot proposal foundry which; proposed to flood the composing rooms of the land with their output." Mr. Perion also confides he has written a poem whose phrases have been selected from the writings of the Post's music critic; recalling what he terms "your tender, half-incredulous regard for Karleton Hackett" he now wonders what to do with it. . . . If you care for that sort of thing, there's a herb doctor's store on the far south side, reports Laura Kerr, where they'll try to sell you a preserved snake for tummy ailments. ... As one who has a lynx's eye for the placing of maga zine advertisements next to approprv ate reading matter, Anthea was de lighted to find Mrs. Rinehart's murder serial nicely illustrated by a casket ad in at least two installments of the thoughtful Saturday Evening Post. . . . Ben Hecht, offers Arthur Sheekman, is getting to be quite a modern : instead of writing for his grandchildren he's now writing for the Marx brothers. • THREE FOR FIFTY The gentleman seen walking down State street, talking to himself, was quite willing to explain his soliloquy. He had just entered a fa mous and popular system of drug The pragmatic proposal stores for a few cigars; paid the half dollar indicated on the box for three of them; and not till ten minutes later (by which time he couldn't remember which store in the chain he had patron ized) did his mind's eye flash back the full announcement on the box. "3 for 50c Size. Blanko Cigars. 15 cents Straight." IN WHICH WE ESCAPED ARREST Noting that a sign on the income tax floor of the Federal Building commanded us not to loiter, we walked to the rotunda railing and loitered for a moment, scenting a news angle some where in the prohibition. We looked lazily down at the main floor, where citizens were prudently eyeing the gilt street-names planted in the floor by some thoughtful inventor, in lieu of a compass; we looked up at the dome high overhead, and found to our sur prise that fleecy white clouds are painted on a mild blue sky in its dusty canopy: undoubtedly an early ances tor of the modern planetarium and the Avalon Theater school of interior decorating. Nothing else happened, so we regretfully abandoned our loiter ing and decided not to do it again. ADJUSTED COMPENSATION One of the somehow interesting paragraphs in the Illinois Vigilance Society's spirited tracts wasn't men tioned in the papers. It gave the ex act income figures of an apparently pretty naughty place, and added in thoughtful comparison how much money had been contributed to the Vigilance Society during the same period — almost exactly half as many hundred dollars. A pathetic differ- The proposal predatory ence, though, apart from that, it was news to us that either virtue or vice paid so well. ROLLS-VERDI Those "ta-tee-ta-tee" auto signals don't seem to be as numerous around Town as they were last year; and now we hear the barrel organ is going out of fashion, too. As a member of the Ancient and Loyal Defenders of the Hurdy Gurdy, in which we are ranked only by Ex-Governor Al Smith and possibly our own Mayor Thompson (if we rule that the election calliope is a form of hurdy-gurdy, as we fear it is) , we wonder if the good old revolving zither could not be installed in the hood of the pleasure car, with the grinding handle mounted conveniently on the dashboard. Certainly the sud den vibrant strains of the Spring Song or The Campbells Are Coming from your speeding sedan would be an ade quate warning to the absent-minded pedestrian to step lively; each automo- bilist would acquire a complete musical education every time he drove 500 miles; and the resounding highways of America would reduce the canals of Venice to the rank of a silent drop cur tain. Until this needed improvement is generally effected, we suppose the Ancient and Loyal Defenders of the Hurdy Gurdy will have to be content to sit beside their phonograph com binations, playing the first side of the Petrouchka Suite with its unique grindorgan motif. But as soon as our proposal is standard equipment, your Mr. Riquarius hopes to be the first to roll triumphantly over the concrete roads of the African jungle, spinning an occasional fragment of the Grand March from Aida out of the control board of his new Rolls and thus en couraging the procession of chimpan zees, marmosets, gorillas and other na tives of that lush and teeming country to follow gloriously in his trail-blazing wake. 22 THE CHICAGOAN Distinguished Chicagoans > SEQUENCE OF PORTRAITS By /. H. E. Clark Carl Sandburg: Our most inspiring slab of the sunburnt west, with equal facility and equal genius a poet, biographer, and singer of American folksongs; from Chicago newspaper man to internationally famous writer, author of best sellers in books and phonograph records but always the firmly conscientious artist even to the least of his works; a deaf ear to the call of other literary centers and a confirmed Chicagoan; his children the envy of all youngsters who devour the Rootabaga stories and hear the notes of the Sandburg guitar. John A. Holabird: A driving force for the city beautiful, architect of splendid vision and achievement; one of the diligent laborers on the 1933 Architectural Com mission, moving forward from monuments such as the Grant Park Stadium, Chicago Temple, the Palmer House and the Stevens Hotel; winner of the Croix de Guerre and D. S. M. in the World War, master of one of the Town's handsomest modern offices at 333 North Michigan. Mary Garden: A glamorous world fig ure, for whom we can do no better than James Gibbons Huneker, who said: An eagle, a nightingale, a panther, a gallery of moving pictures, a siren, an indomitable fighter, a human woman with a heart as big as a house, a lover of sport, a canny Scotch lassie, a super-woman — that is Mary Garden! Augustus S. Peabody: A dean of invest ment bankers and one of the Town's soundest, chairman of the board of Peabody and Company; enthusiastic supporter and officer of the Chicago Symphony; as Presi dent of the Citizens' Association a thorn in the side of corrupt politicians, the first to sue the Small administration and stop expenditure on wasteful contracts; graduate of Yale and Northwestern, a brother in Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Delta Phi. Frank O. Lowden: A son of Minnesota and product of Iowa State University who became one of this State's most able governors; one-time professor of law at Northwestern, and many times doctor of law by seven universities; a working Re publican in national conventions, national committees, congressman, and decliner of the nomination for vice-president; an im portant figure in past and, possibly, future presidential races: farmer and champion of farmers, now president of the Holstein- Friesian Association of America. TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 23 Bank Swindled! Train Looted!! Jewel Merchants Plundered!!! <J Another task for Billy, The Eye! *J The exploits of Billy Pinkerton rival the wildest tales of our best selling thrillers. This formidable Chicagoan carried the fame of the Pinkerton Detective Agency from the lake shore to the farthest corner of the earth. <J Times without number he solved crimes which had baffled the police. Distraught individuals and desperate governments all over the globe called him to solve their deepest mysteries. *J Many of his secrets went with him to the grave but Romola Voynow has gathered for The Chicagoan the stories behind three of his notable cases and tells them in a fascinating series which starts in the issue of April 26th. •I To Philo Vance, Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown and sun dry gentlemen of fiction we toss the gage of battle. 24 THE CHICAGOAN k eem snappy! . . . from Frederic's IF she's really smart she's dis covered Frederic's long since — and sworn to it eternal alle giance. For she finds here only knockout" fashions in costume jewelry of the better class. And she's one of the many who talk up those awfully clever bags . . . Easter's a slick time for new accessories. They're here! And HOW! Reading from left to right: Frederic's pearls, of course $5 to $100 Ultra smart necklaces $5 to $35 Bracelets $2 to $10 Eardrops $3 to $25 Spring Bags $3, $5 and $7.50 $ |p PEARLSHOP FASH ION JEWELERS ELEVEN EAST WASHINGTON CHICAGOANS COLONEL ROBERT ISHAM RANDOLPH— CHALLENGER By Norman Paul Stoughton "^">HICAGO is a challenge to any V-^ city under the sun." Tall words, courageous words, but still more brave is the challenger, who be lieves in them with an abiding confidence. Human interest may be phlegmatic and easily surfeited, at times even in different, but it is quick to give ear to a challenger. True, some cannot be challengers; some have to be cham pions and no help for it. But the champion has won and rests; the chal lenger will win and never rest. One sits and the other climbs; one pos sesses and the other hopes. Alexander devoted himself to tears when there were no more worlds to conquer; Xerxes thrashed the sea when there was nothing else to challenge; Caesar- slumped in his throne, laurels awry, after the return from Gaul, none to deny his ambition but none to say whether death was sweet or no; Na poleon chaffing at Elba and again tor tured with inaction at Helena because one hundred days was too short to test a challenge. The champion sows and reaps a high hermitage and the view, bleak, lonely; the challenger, a universe and walks upon it. The world takes a fighter, a challenger, to her bosom, loves him, scorns him, be trays him and loves him yet more. Meet Robert Ishan Randolph, challenger; challenging Chicago, changing Chicago, convincing Chi cago. He is not Alexander, Xerxes Caesar, Napoleon, but he is a man, a think-straight, act-straight crusader, a good engineer and the worst golfer in Chicago. CONTRARY to popular belief, he 1 is not a descendant of the John Randolph of Virginia, most likely due to the fact that said John Randolph was a bachelor. Colonel Randolph was born in Chicago on April 14, 1883, the son of Isham and Mary Randolph, descendant of William Randolph, who emigrated from Eng land in 1643 and settled in Virginia near the James River. Colonel Ran dolph's father came to Chicago to take charge of the Chicago Sanitary A sketch from life and Ship Canal. After fourteen years of supreme effort it was completed and the Randolphs had settled in Chicago. There was nothing startling about the arrival of Robert Isham in 1883. He was not a precocious child and, except for a Tom Sawyer complex in prank-playing, the first fifteen years of his life were uneventful. He was packed away to Virginia Military Academy to chasten his radical no tions, thence to Armour institute, and finally graduated from the engineering school of Cornell University. From then on the destiny of the man was to be glazed with the unordinary. From 1903 to 1907 he was em ployed by the Sanitary District of Chicago in various capacities, con struction of the hydro-electric power plant at Lockport, surveys for the widening and deepening of the Chi cago River, construction of the bas cule bridges across the Chicago River at 22nd street. From 1908 to 1913 THE CHICAGOAN 25 ^How's the course-, Joe?55 The Greens Committees are in action seeing that the greens are petted and nursed to carpet-like smoothness.' Courses are opening for the Spring and golfers everywhere are feel ing the urge to crack them down the fairways. Make this the best golf year you ever had by fitting your self out with the right clothes, clubs and shoes. They are all so much more a part of the game than many golfers realize. Right now you need tweed suits — preferably Scottish tweeds imported for Abercrombie & Fitch with rich char acter woven into every yard of them. These we have, either in standard sizes or made to measure. Sweaters with hose to match will be very popular this season. You may choose from our large variety of domestic and imported coat and pullover sweaters. In fact we can equip you completely from head to foot for the game and place in your bag as fine a set of matched woods and irons as the world offers. Send for our booklet, "Play Hours" Golf Balls — every standard make . . . Large Assortment of Leather andCanvas Golf Bags. Hookless fasteners . . . Com plete assortment of Wooden Clubs and Irons with hickory and steel shafts . . . Sterling Silver Tees with Chain . . . Scorers *¦ Markers 'Tees * Golf Accessories " Golf Suits * Rain Coats «¦ Golf Umbrellas * Golf Shoes . . . V L & A Matched Irons; stainless steel . . . Craw ford and MacGregor Matched Wood Clubs and Matched Irons . . . Walter Hagen's Matched Irons . . . Johnny Farrell Drivers, Brassies and Spoons. With aluminum heads. Miniature Golf * Clock Golf. Von Lengerke & Antoine 33 South Wabash Avenue - Chicago Associated with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York 26 THE CHICAGOAN N ELIZABETH ARDEN TREATMENT assures you of a face as newly fresh and fragrant as a garden after a dawn of rain. First of all, a glorious cleansing (nobody cleanses enough — literally tons of grime sift down on this modern world). Then your muscles are given a firm, helping hand which lifts the sagging contours and tissues back to firmness and elasticity. Now with a clean, clear skin and your muscles well up, you should investigate the Vienna Youth Mask which pours into the inner tissue that electric energy which keeps one young! For an appointment, please telephone Superior 6q$2 FOR THE REGULAR HOME CARE OF THE SKIN MISS ARDEN DESIGNATES: J VENETIAN CLEANSING CREAM Melts into the pores, rids them of dust and impurities, leaves skin soft and receptive . $1, $2, $3, $6. VENETIAN ARDENA SKIN TONIC Tones, firms, and whitens the skin. Use with and after Cleansing Cream . . 85c, $2, $3.75, $9. ARDENA VELVA CREAM A delicate cream that smooths and refines without fattening $1, $2, $3, 6. VENETIAN ORANGE SKIN FOOD A rich cream that is indispensable for a thin or middle- aged skin. . . . $1, $1.75, $2.75, $4.25. $8. he was Engineer Secretary of the In' ternal Improvement Commission of Illinois. In 1916 he served on the Mexican border with Battery C of the First Illinois Field Artillery and again, in France, he went across as Major commanding the 535th Engineers of the A. E. F. attached to the 2nd Army at Toul. His latest important ad vances are Presidency of the Associa' tion of Commerce and Chairman of the Crime Commission. TWO of his own quotations serve to show the man, categorize him in a way that nothing else would. One shows the willingly humble man; the other shows the confidently proud leader. One is a great admission; the other a brave vaunt that was fulfilled: "The biggest job I ever did was to get married." "During all my command of troops in France I had never to summon a court martial." In this day of waning family life and obsolete sins, we point to a man who honors his wife with his honors, shares them with her because his Lincolnian candour of soul demands it. His constant vigilance among his troops, his understanding of their needs, his interpretation of the group mind stamp him the leader that he is. Colonel Randolph may be able to wear some medals but any fool no tion that raises him above mortals must be debunked and debunked un conditionally. He is not parading any halo, nor will he ever raise the black mitten of a blue nose prophet and ask for a hearing. He never could be a pessimist. From his fifth to his fif teenth year, he wore the chip on his shoulder constantly and he did not have to strut very far to find one who would contest the cut of his jib. Somebody always knocked it off and Bob never won. He was forever dripping crimson; an endless round of broken windows, unhinged gates and trampled flower-beds attested his mis chief. He was sent away to Virginia Military Academy as a penance and he won't deny it. His father was certain that when his son had gone an incipient crime wave had been nipped and throttled. Bob Randolph has ever been in tolerant of plush-chair politicians, ruth less with party leeches, sour with the doughty pseudo-diplomats of business. He hasn't made all friends on the num berless committees that have sought Elizabeth Arden's Venetian Toilet Preparations are on sale at the smart shops everywhere. ELIZABETH ARDEN CHICAGO: 70 EAST WALTON PLACE THE CHICAGOAN 27 Associated with BLACK, STARR 6? FROST— GORHAM, Inc. New York Palm Beach Southampton o informally friendly— yet so correct IVORY INFORMALS" produced by Spaulding-Gorham duplicate your visiting card but are of lighter weight with addi' tional writing surface. 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As happy an experience as your weekly facial or manicure in these same delightful rooms — is your permanent at Henry's Studio. Prices surprisingly low. 55 E. Washington St., Phone Franklin 9801 431 Pittsfield Bldg. AMKllAfkiUdbifcii FOUR THIRTy ONE his services. He has never made less than a hundred strokes on any golf course, will never be a hero to his caddy. But the poet Burns has writ ten a classic poem about the sons of Adam. And "Uncle Bob" does know how to fix dolls. At home, in Riverside, the little ones come from miles around with broken toys and utter confidence that he will set things right. He can talk when talk is needed, and then without a ream of notes to nurse his memory, even when intricate figures are involved. He can be humble when a man has a story that listens well and never gives advice to his friends. He has waded through muck and mire in his hip boots when the sanitary commission needed engineers who would bring Chicago glory and theirs the part unsung; he has com manded troops in the tropic heat of Mexico and the hell-holes of France when war needed men who could lead; he has come to hold the gavel in one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the world; he was chosen to head a crime commission that called for a man with a protrud ing chin and one who spoke with words that could be accepted in but one way; these and countless other important assignments have found the man meeting each and all with equal grace and candour, with equal fidelity of purpose and courage. HIS crusade for a moral renais sance, his putting of hand into the dike of Chicago's crime situation, was born of a conviction that Chicago was not a cradle of hoodlums but the center of a vital civilization, that Chi cago could be purged, that Chicago could answer the challenge of any city under the sun in greatness. It takes more than civic pride to trans late such a conviction into action. It requires vision. It requires prudence and courage. It requires, most of all, patience. Col. Randolph is a visionary, a prac tical one, a patient one. He has not sought any rah-rah from the people but gratitude will out. He would be modest but there is no release except in recognition. And he has been recognized. His work on the crime commission has been tall business — taller, perhaps, than all these planet- nudging buildings that seal Chicago's physical greatness. His building is the human institution — a moral one. TI4E CHICAGOAN 29 IT'S EUROPE The Shipboard 'At Home' Is A Smart Affair From the time the cluster of friends gather m your room to bid you bon voyage to the last day out, the intimate little "get-togethers" in your room are highlights of the trip. Nowa days it's quite the thing to have an 'at home' of your own around five o'clock of the days at sea. 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AUTHORIZED AGENTS EVREYWHERE 30 THE CHICAGOAN LAND OF BEAUTY AND SPOUTS Berlin — Regatta The undying past and the exciting present invite you to Germany for a holiday of ever- changing delight. Wagner and Mozart cycles; and jazz operas and musical comedies. Tennis, golf and swimming in gay resorts. Horse and motor racing attended by jolly crowds. Bridle paths winding through deep forests, motor roads leading to the discovery of enchanting views. Hunting, flying,Jishing, mountain climbing or yachting. Football games played with epic zest. Tournaments of every kind of sport where the tourist is an honored guest. Moderate prices in theatres, restaurants, and hotels. No vise charge. Danc ing to jazz or waltzes in ancient inns and modern cabarets, walled cities old in story. The Oberammergau Passion Play. Science and Art. Romance and modern reality. "Going to Europe" means going to Germany GERMAN TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE 665 FIFTH AVE NEW YORK, N. Y. Please send me Illustrated Travel Brochures on Beautiful Germany. 82 Name.... Address. He and his associates have sought to fashion the Chicago mind to a newer and more lasting sense of duty; inv pelling the civic mind to a creed of brighter destiny — Chicago can be great as long as it is clean. The greater the credo, the greater its sim plicity. Chicago might still be a tank town and not the mother of the West if the pioneers had not flung the torch to men like Randolph. THERE are other facts that ought to be included: His directorship with the Citizens Association and the National Rivers and Harbors Con- gress; his membership in the Commit' tee of Fifteen, the American Legion, and his four clubs, the University, Commonwealth, Engineers and the Riverside Golf; his successive ad vance through the Industrial Devel' opment, Civic Affairs and Executive Committees to the Presidency of the Association of Commerce; but even these are but partial index of his ac tivities. To even catalogue them would require a deal of patience and energy; to have fulfilled such en- deavors worthily is the measure of the man. Greatness means something, but the meaning has become common' place, trite. Unfortunately, the search for synonyms has been wearying. futile. Chicago has been a city of glamor' ous destiny. It still has a young heart, vibrant still with the spirit of her pioneers like John Wentwofth and Caton and Peacock and Hoyne. It was Lemuel Freer who said, "The line will carry on," knowing that civic doubts and grief, civic delays and misfortune, would not halt the ad' vance of the ever-youthful Chicago. There have been trials aplenty, hot' beds of intrigue and political dalliance, but the city has gone on bravely and with head unbowed. The present generation of Chicagoans must look with a legitimate pride on men like Col. Randolph who have accepted civic trust and responsibility not as glory-hunters but as monument 'build ers. These enduring things of a city's greatness will revolve on the patience and industry of man and their col lapse or survival requires more than will-power and the wish. It calls for men of action, men with the chal lenging spirit. Chicago is just a little grateful in having such Atlas-shoul dered men as Colonel Robert Isham Randolph to uphold her greatness. THE CHICAGOAN 31 CADILLAC LaSALLE economy is proved by Ions Years °f low cost service Owners Will Tell You- HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITY PLATE CLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES They bought a luxury — expect ing to pay a premium for its maintenance. But they were agreeably surprised to discover how little they paid per month of operation. You might like to learn more of this story of mod erate costs. 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Our Shops are located on Peoria Street between TiTash- ington and Madison. Customers can visit them conven iently to see their work in the making, as was more the custom in the days of Chippendale and Duncan Phyfe. TO BEY JdLano jM.ade .furniture Showrooms and Offices: Michigan Avenue at Lake Street ESTABLISHED 1856 Cinema THE MILLER DEBUT By William R. Weaver MARILYN MILLER'S Sally is as gay, lyric and lively as the stage original. It is more colorful, perhaps a bit too much more if you sit close, and it lacks only Leon Errol's collap sible leg to make it as comic. Alexan der Gray and Miss Miller sing some of the old tunes very capably and I be lieve there are some new ones. Ford Sterling is a bit less amusing than usual, perhaps because his priceless pantomime is the worse for words, and that's about that. Miss Miller is better in pictures than was to be expected, but curiously so. Her dancing is less fetching than across footlights; her voice is bigger, rounder and more reliable. Her profile loses by enlargement but her coloring gains. Thus she is as good an actress as be fore but hardly the same one. These talkies achieve strange miracles. HECHT AT HOME I AM not among Mr. Ben Hecht's devotees. Far less do I subscribe to the current Hollywood practice of labeling all gunmen Chicagoans and staging all murders in or adjacent to Chicago. But Mr. Hecht is very much at home (both ways) with the decep tively titled Roadhouse Rights and the picture, lurid as is its reflection upon our spotless suburbs, is extremely good entertainment. Fred Kohler is his cus tomary excellent gangster, Helen Mor gan is her inevitably maudlin heroine and Charles Ruggles as the boy re porter makes this eminently respect able profession credible for the first time in film. The story's about a bootlegger who bumps off people who get in his way, exhibiting the various devious devices of his gentry the while, but meets retribution and so on in a heroic final reel that Hecht thoughtfully made ridiculous enough to save his dramatic reputation. It's much better than most stories of the kind. ALAS, JOHN BARRYMORE IT'S not precisely a pleasure to see General Crac\, excellent though it is, but I urge you to do so. It will do- you a lot of good to read the intro ductory explanation (I bow to Balabars THE CHICAGOAN ?>-> Boots _. and Bottles D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay, D'ye ken John Peel when he's far, far away, D'ye ken his new drink that's won the day — With his hounds and his horn In the morn ing/ Crush *Dry For breakfast, for a draught from the saddle, or when the day's done — youthful in its sparkling fresh ness, exhilirating as a point-to-point race, groomed like a royal hunter! 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All the panoply of war as evidenced by the Dress Coats of our ancient enemies, The British Grenadiers, the turned back reveres and the style conceits of the mil= itary dandies who danced and made love in Dolly Madison Drawing Rooms are all subtly and charmingly used in the 1930 Milgrim Coats. The different and possibly better Marilyn Miller of the celluloid Sally. and Kate for their excellent judgment in providing it) that silent spots in the picture are not mechanical defects but have been ordered by the censor board. It may make you mad enough to do something, when and if you get a chance, about getting rid of censor ship; for nothing ever done, no argu ment ever advanced by tongue or pen, so completely and finally and convinc ingly establishes the sheer idiocy of censorship as this ruthless destruction of a dramatic masterpiece and your evening's entertainment. You must see it to believe it. The complete production, as it may be seen and heard by all the world, save Chicago, is a splendid thing. Barrymore is easily the world's best actor of course. The story, an adult chronicle with fidelity to historical precedent and with a superb cast and staging, is smartly written and con tinuously engaging. But the censors have decreed that its high "spots, its key speeches, shall be muted for Chi- cagoans; mouths move, breasts heave, muscles flex, all in a sudden silence terminated only by return to triviali ties. Alas, John Barrymore. The use of an introductory caption explaining the elisions is new and ex tremely potent tactics. I .move that it be adopted as a standard policy by all Balaban 6s? Kate theaters and by all others. I see in it the first really promising effort to rid the Town of the censorship nuisance, flagrant badge of an unearned intellectual inferiority. It may stir the citizenry to indignant re volt arid that would be swell. SEE "INGAGr SEE Ingdgi. 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It is by far the best of the animal pictures, and that's pretty good. The title means gorilla, but what gorilla means hasn't been made clear to white and untraveled eyes until now. There are other animals in the pic- ture, and other interests, but when the gorilla country is reached unbelievable things happen all too believably. No business of mine to tell you what they are and rob you of a legitimate thrill too seldom found in the cinema. My business to say, "See Ingagi." You'll thank me. YOUNG DOUG DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS' boy Douglas is getting on. The stuff is coming more naturally, it's less and less forced effort, less and less like Dad's, and I'd not be surprised to see it prove better in the long run (al' though I'm of the few who never got enough of the old man). The best of his stuff to date is the rakish young man of Party Girl, a not particularly crimson or brazen or sensational or meritorious production showing locally under an injunction that happens to be a good ad. In it, although not al ways inseparably of it, young Doug is a lithe, independent, comic, pathetic and altogether stimulating actor. It should be seen because of his perform ance if for no other reason. Other reasons, less legitimate, in clude a somewhat overbuilt plot hav ing to do with a syndicate providing girls for out'of-town buyers, a sort of night-club to which guests are hoisted in their motor cars by freight elevator, Marie Prevost in a much needed re ducing machine, a couple of other girls with good voices and good songs for them. What happens couldn't but does — and Doug's really good. RESPITE AT this point, good people, your /» favorite eyer and earer of cellu loid entertainment places a semi-colon after three industrious years of this waitful watching and scurries to a spot fronting on the Gulf of Mexico and who knows what else. He mentions it THE CHICAGOAN here so that, in case you buy this maga zine solely for this column, you can save fifteen cents by foregoing the en suing issue. Unless I am cruelly dis appointed, I shall on that deadline have seen nary a movie to write about. TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE SALLY: A new and different but equally fetching Marilyn Miller in much the same old Sally. [See it.] ROadhouse nights: Ben Hecht pays the old home town a doubtful tribute in his best movie. [Conditionally.] general CRACK: John Barrymore's best picture and the world's worst example of applied censorship. [It's an obliga tion.] INGAGI: Best of all the animal pictures, in part because it includes people. [It's an education.] party girl: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., proves himself an actor without the aid of a picture. [Possibly.] the vagabond KING: The same Dennis King, the same music, better settings, more and bloodier bloodshed, O. P. Heg- gie a splendid Louis. [Oh, might as well.] anna Christie: That ol' debbil Greta Garbo again. [If she moves you.] new york nights: Norma Talmadge's regrettable selection of a first talkie [No.] SEVEN DAYS LEAVE: Beryl Mercer and Gary Cooper in a war classic. [Posi tively.] THE SKY hawk: An excellent Zep raid in a terrible picture. [If air-minded.] THE LOVE parade: Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald in the year's smart est picture. [Don't think of missing it.] THE STREET of chance: William Powell makes crime beautiful. [See.] NO, no, Nanette: Alexander Gray and chorus sing it. [No, no.] the case of sergeant grischa: Quite too bad. [Quite.] THE locked door: Messy nothings about bootleg. [Not to be opened until Christmas.] not so DUMB: Marion Davies in Dulcy and not nearly so dumb. [Yes.] the show of SHOWS: Biggest and best of the backstage revues. [If you've an eye for these things.] SHOW BOAT: Brutally butchered but still good. [Possibly.] second choice: Not even that. 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Boyden AN odd lot of thumb-nail critiques i of that annual potpourri, George White's Scandals, (Tenth Edition) at Grand Opera House. Act I Tenth Birthday of George Whites Scandals. Unison chatter from the chorus and nine gorgeous nudities sug- gesting the song hits of the past nine years. Florence Robinson brings us up to date with a dance to the current theme song, Bigger and Better. If you like red hair, catch this girl. Willie and Eugene Howard. Sing' ing a dull song about clothes in two pairs of lively pajamas. Applause on their entrance. It Could Happen. A blackout. Husband returns to find Willie How ard in his wife's bed. Willie claims he is a stowaway. Short and not so sweet. Abbott Specialty Dancers. An nounced as the greatest dancing squad in the world so there is no need to prove it. A bevy of plump lassies, each of whom has an acrobatic stunt. Bigger and Better. Frances Wil liams puts over the song hit with friendliness and verve. The girl is well thought of in the trade. Phoneyfibs. Willie and Frances as husband and wife phoning each other. Right out of the Pullman smoking compartment. The evening's gift to the traveling salesman. Sitting in the Sun. Willie Howard as a production number tenor, in white wig and waxed moustachio. Bernarr MacFadden would have no quarrel with the girl sitting in a great big sun. Her name is Betty Sundmark, if you care to know. Stoc\s. Rumor says George White lost more than Eddie Cantor on the stock market. Anyway, this is a clever sketch, in which the conversation is made up of stock quotations low enough for tears as well as laughter. Beauty and the Beast. One Mari etta, a long-legged gal in a contortion dance. You have to be born double jointed to do this sort of stuff. It gives me the willies, but gets a big hand. The beast is a huge scenic ape. The Lost Flyers. The Howard freres and others stranded in the TUECUICAGOAN Mrs. Jacques Martin's grand old grandmother in Your Uncle Dudley is treasured as an especial reward of the ipso theatergoer. Frozen North. They draw lots to dc termine which will be cannibal caviar. Willie at his funniest. Good. Evelyn Wilson. A drunken song. Lousy. Mitchell and Durant. Two sadistic gymnasts who beat hell out of the floor and each other. A kick in the pants is still the surest laugh. Bottoms Up. Finale. Frances Wil liams and a gigantic papier mache nigger band. Effective. Act II Ton Are My Dream Girl. A colos' sal face as scenery, with girls as neck' lace, turban and earrings. Score one for scenic director. The False Friends. Willie and Eu- gene fight to get rid of the same woman. Willie says to Eugene, "Get hot, get hot, — get hot of my house." So-so. Drop Tour Kerchief. A swell ex- cuse for doing just that. Have opera glasses ready. The Man of the Hour. The best thing in the show. Willie Howard as the newly elected President of Mexico addressing his constituency in face of cabbages, bullets and flatulence. A short but active administration. Love Birds. Lovely stage picture and the Abbott Dancers clogging on their toes. Try and do it. Willie Howard. Imitates Jessel, Jol' son and Cantor singing the theme song from Luc\y Boy. Don't think he can't do it. 18 days. Six girls in homely make up and shoddy clothes. More stock market. Could be funnier. We Americans. Six men as six na' tionalities in comic song. Is funnier. THE CHICAGOAN The Klations. These costumes set George back plenty. Curtain. Cut out this review and take it to the show. Mark with an X each num ber concerning which you disagree with the critic. George White offers a pri^e for the greatest number of X's. DROWSY DAYS IN ANDALUSIA A LAZY June afternoon in a ham- k mock with a volume of Anthony Trollope creates a like sensation to an evening with Otis Skinner at the Er- langer. Papa Juan is hardly a play, rather a mood of reverie. Nothing happens within the accepted meaning of dramatic action. A century old hidalgo draws his family about him for his hundredth birthday party. Such a span of years gives opportunity for widely variegated kin, — gentle folk, peasants, prostitutes, anarchists crowd the groaning board. With something of the spiritual quality of The Servant in the House, the influence of the old man, of life and yet beyond life, casts a spell of benevolence over his own. He achieves his moment of Utopia. A love interest, beautiful in its quietude, promises at last a great-great-grand child for the patriarch. As naturally as episodes in life draw to a close, the curtain falls. This season has opened the flood gates of public affection on a number of old timers. Interpret this as a rally ing loyalty to the beleaguered theater or as a farewell tribute to a dying institution. I would rather believe it to be the former. Although in active harness, Otis Skinner shares this ac claim-; with those who come back from retirement. His mellow art is rich in voice and gesture. Exponents of blunt naturalism may deprecate his somewhat florid mannerisms. The same persons object to Ethel Barry- more's sonorous delivery and think Strange Interlude the world's greatest drama. The supporting cast is partially changed since last Spring. Kathcrine Grey is still patrician as a lady of quality, while Mary Abenz again gives us a Spanish flapper from whom the American girl of the species could learn valuable lessons. She is a lady. Donald Dillaway does not match Hardie Albright in charm, but makes a sufficiently attractive young lover. Charles Dalton is missed as the peas ant kinsman. For those weary of gunmen, boot- Where the quest of beauty is joyful ana the tina~ ing or it sure THE rush and confusion of town seem far away when you enter this gracious reception room, lhrough tall windows you look out upon a stone-flagged court where a fountain splashes softly. Within the high-ceilinged rooms there is peace, and an Old World loveliness. And yet you nave come no farther than 900 -M-ichigan Avenue, North! A treatment here is not a hurried routine. You rest in a deep armchair, in a quiet little treatment room. Your skin is studied to determine the type of care which pre cisely suits your individual needs. Then a skilled oper ator gives your lace, throat, arms and back the scientific treatment that brings you blissful relaxation and new beauty. Weary lines at eyes and mouth depart; the underchin forgets its droopiness, you leel gloriously alive, you look younger, and so much lovelier! 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Just V^lrNI—P'l/A East of Michigan The Art Theatre of Shadow Silence The one absolutely certain guarantee of the best theatre seats on the best theatrical aisles is the order of those seats through Couthoui Branches at all Leading Hotels and Clubs leggers, demi-virgins, nymphomaniacs and satyrs. WHITFORD KANE ST. PATRICK'S DAY is a pleasant memory to certain fortunates who attended Whitford Kane's one-night production of Loggerheads, a comedy by Ralph Cullinan. An aura of Gaelic sentiment hung over the eve ning. The much loved actor and di rector was celebrating the thirtieth an niversary of his initial appearance on the stage he has graced so worthily ever since. Nothing could have been more fitting than the presentation to him of a watch by the Goodman Com pany, nor more gracious than his speech of gratitude and explanation of his present purposes. He believes that the author gets a thin deal in the theater and offers a clinic for new and commercially un tried plays. The curtain has risen propitiously on his experiment. Against a background of elephantine scenery Frances Williams pepperizes the current Scandals at the Grand Opera House, while Eugene Howard, chronic strait man, assiduously feeds the laughs to his ubiquitous brother, Willie. THE CHICAGOAN 41 Worse plays than Loggerheads have braved the glare of Randolph Street. A comedy of the Irish genre, it reveals a second act of suspense and melo dramatic wallop. Diffusion mars the final scene in which a trick of plot is clumsily unfolded. This act could be sharpened and compacted to advan tage. Mr. Cullinan is prodigal of words, but displays flair for salty humor. Proving that all good actors are not getting two hundred a week, an ex cellent cast was recruited from Hull House and other neighborhood thea ters. By now the regular Goodman Company may have hired the virile young juvenile, Donald Briggs, as sug gested by my betters of the dailies. Mr. Kane had a fat part, which gave not only a chance for his chuckly humor, but also for some dramatic fireworks. Young authors can now sharpen their pencils. ECHOES OUT OF THE NURSERY ^^Y parents played me a dirty ¦ » trick. I was nine years old and bright for my age when Babes in Toy- land was first launched on a receptive world. But they did not take me. The contemporary father does not seem so fearful of over-stimulation for the young and the revival at the Ma jestic saw children even among the frozen-faced first nighters. A canny business policy would play this phan tasmagoria of child-lore every after noon and give the adults a chance at Wednesday and Saturday soirees to bask in the sunshine of some of Vic tor Herbert's choicest. Boys and girls from nine to ninety years will appreciate the March of the Toys, from which it might be suspected Balieff cabbaged the idea for his famous Wooden Soldiers. Stirring as Sousas most martial rhythm, it fills the stage with half a hundred jerky red robots — chorus men of six feet, trim coryphees and lilliputian children, all beating the time in automatic unison. Leading the stage kids is Barry Lupino, Jr., son of the star, a comely lad who will grow up to be a leading juvenile if his father is not careful, and thus disgrace the family tradition. Betty Byron, a half-pint of artful mimicry and spankable plump ness, takes several encores out of I Cant Do That Sum before she gives the stage to June Meier, an infant of not over five, who lisps the catchy FOR COUNTRY SUNDAYS, and the occasions that demand a costume at once gra cious and informal, Mrs. Franklin features the print dress, worn with a larger brimmed hat . . . The dress, in small floral designs with a jabot-collar of georgette . . . $65. The hat, very new, very smart in natural linen with a grosgrain band . . . $28. NEW YORK 16 East 53rd Street PHILADELPHIA 260 South 17th Street WATCH HILL SOUTHAMPTON BAR HARBOR YORK HARBOR PALM BEACH ClVlrs. | I I 132 EAST DELAWARE PLACE TWQ CHICAGOAN chorus with all the aplomb of Mary Garden. In a toy shop to match child hood's most vivid dream Marcella Swanson lends a pleasant voice to the dreamy waltz song, Toyland. His very name a trademark of qual ity in comics, Barry Lupino slaves valiantly and effectively with hetero geneous material, the original anti quated waggery and a mass of punk modernisms. The latter are presum ably interpolated for the trade old enough to vote, but it is wasted effort. No one wants to feel over twenty-one at Babes in Toyland. GOODMAN DRIVE SINCE the New York Theater Guild discovered the effective method of selling season subscriptions, numerous other repertory organizations have successfully adopted the idea. It has been cogently pointed out that the Goodman should have long ago offered the public seats on a seasonal basis. The opportunity is finally here. For the table d'hote price of fourteen dol lars a ticket, a very palatable dramatic fare is to be served in the shape of next season's eight productions. Not for civic duty (boresome cliche), but be cause the Goodman plays are worth seeing at treble the money, our read ers are urged to become subscribers at the playhouse on the Lake Front. Art AT THE INSTITUTE By /. Z. Jacohson {HAVE read somewhere that what a person eats affects his work — par ticularly if his field happens to be any of the creative arts or sciences. How it does this, generally, I cannot say. But I came across a statement recently which reveals how vegetarianism mani fested itself in the work of one man at any rate — the philosopher Herbert Spencer. After relating his experi ments with a meatless diet and why he gave it up, he says in his autobiogra phy: "I found that I had to rewrite what I had written during the time I was a vegetarian, because it was so wanting in vigor." Now, this has been buzzing around in my mind lately because the past few days I have been giving much thought to Eugene Delacroix. It is said that in a way Delacroix was much more of an extremist in the matter of diet than any vegetarian. He refrained not merely from eating meat. He refrained from eating anything — half the time. In other words, he missed every other meal. I myself am acquainted with some living artists who have in their time missed a good many meals. But their reason for not eating was not the same as that of Delacroix. He passed up meals not because he lacked the wherewithal to pay for them but in order to intensify the lucidity of his mind. And he made ample use of this lucidity. He left to the world at least six thousand studies — some authorities credit him with as many as ten thousand. Previous to last week I had seen many reproductions of Delacroix* work and a few originals. But last week I took in his current show at the Art Institute and saw for the first time a sizeable collection of his paintings, drawings and lithographs. And now, returning to the question of the influ' ence of diet on an artist's creations, I am here to testify that the half of the time when Delacroix did eat his repast must have consisted of ambrosia and nectar. IF we were to judge by subject mat' ter alone we could hardly discover in Delacroix' somber harmonies in paint a man with ascetic tendencies — unless, of course, we psychoanalyzed him and concluded that his splendid ferocious beasts of the jungle, his militant Arabs, his lustful scenes from Oriental courts were expressions of a timid nature seeking compensation for its over' cautiousness. However, the very re' verse of this is probably nearer the truth. Delacroix' dietary regimen was probably a half-conscious effort to dis' cipline a nature overly sanguine — • though the case is complicated by the fact that our hero was in ill health practically the whole of his life. Anyway, all this aside, Delacroix is TI4E CHICAGOAN 43 one of the awe-inspiring phenomena of history — certainly of the history of art. In his work there is manifest a whirl wind energy almost equal to that of Rubens and a spirituality almost as sublime as that of Rembrandt. He conveyed the inner essence of ideas and emotions by means of his subdued, darkened and yet stirringly vibrant colors — and the uncanny juxtaposition of colors with a force and an assurance which has probably never been sur passed. And, by molding his forms and objects directly out of planes and masses and effecting a spiritually glis tening sheen over many of his surfaces, he pointed the way to the most impor tant phases of modern art. Cezanne, Van Gogh, Derain and Renoir were directly influenced by him; and the first two of them, at least, have ac knowledged this with reverence. Well — shall I say more? Tell every one you know to go to the Art Insti tute some time before April 20 and make the acquaintance of one of the noblest and most amazing spirits that ever put brush to canvas or pencil to paper. THE tenth International Water Color Show now hanging at the Institute is at a great disadvantage. All who go to see it, unless they come the long way around, have to pass through the Delacroix exhibition first. And the let-down is so marked that one is apt to miss all the merit in the water color show. I don't mean to imply that it has any to spare. I mere ly wish to suggest that a second and third view of it will discover much more quality than is apparent during the initial view when the impressions of Delacroix' masterpieces still have possession of the center of one's mind. There are enough good pictures in the water color show to make an above'par one-room exhibit. And, since actually it occupies the equivalent of four rooms you have an idea as to what proportion of the pictures are not good. Certainly the show is not com prehensively representative of the best that is being done in the medium the world over. In the section devoted to them, there are some noteworthy drawings. Out standing among these is K[ude, by Jules Pascin. It has the soft shimmer of surface and exceedingly sensitive lines that Pascin's paintings are famous for. No matter from what viewpoint you consider it, it is a thing of beauty. Jier&miles come Nawmluj Now WHO'D believe that just three short months ago she was a mere bundle of nerves?. . .Then she decided to move to the seashore. A chance meeting with a friend resulted in her buying her bedding needs at HALE'S. The change of air and change to the proper sleeping equipment are the reasons why... her smiles come naturally now. There is a definite relation be tween the weight of your body and the type of mattress and re silience of spring on which you rest. Deep, relaxed sleep . . . the sleep that refreshes and reinvigor- ates...is impossible, we have found, unless both spring and mattress are adapted to your individual weight and individual requirements. And these can only be so if they are made especially for you, to your order. They are at HALE'S and, surprisingly, at no extra cost. Do stop in on your next shopping trip and let us fell you more about this absorbing subject. HALE'S Specialists in Sleeping Equipment 516 N. Michigan Ave. Fisher Building DETROIT 420 Madison Avenue NEW YORK 1006 Broad Street NEWARK SIMMONS BEAUTYREST MATTRESSES AND SPRINGS {Built to Individual Requirements at No Extra Cost) BEDROOM FURNITURE, BOUDOIR ACCESSORIES 44 THE CHICAGOAN Truly An Age of Marvels VICTOR THEREMIN THE invention of Professor 1 Leon Theremin, distinguished Russian scientist ... is not a radio, not a phonograph, not like anything you have ever heard or seen . . . has no key» board, strings, reeds or other mechanical aids or sources of sound. The Theremin is the only musical instrument which may be played without being touched. The Victor Theremin is sold in the Lyon & Healy Radio Salons $175 without radiotrons and speaker RCA-106 Speaker, $35 Radiotrons, $££.50 lyonAHealy Musical Notes THE GREAT JASCHA PLAYS BRAHMS By Robert Pollak Wabash at Jackson THE last fortnight has seen the Slavic invasion at almost its high point for the season with Heifetz Rachmaninoff and Prokofieff pouring forth considerable melody in sundry halls of music. The greatest of all the Jaschas, Mischas and Toschas contributed a celestial reading of the Brahms D minor Concerto for the benefit of symphony goers at the Friday-Satur day pair of March 14 and 15. He officiated during the second part of the program after Strauss's Serenade for Winds, Grey Galloway, a pre historic tone poem by one McEwen, and the fifth-rate C minor Symphony of Saint-Saens. Being forewarned I did not climb to my pew till after the intermission, just before Florence Vidor's husband calmly advanced front and center. It was therefore a divinely perfect concert. For there is nothing to say about Heifetz except that he is perfect. He can work upon the most faded goods in the literature of the fiddle and the result is so flawless, so full of every thing that we mean when we say "good taste," that the shoddy turns into fine silk. On this occasion he had no need to create this particular type of miracle, for the Brahms Con certo gipes place to no other violin concerto ever written. The Adagio movement, tender and placid, with just the hint of a tear behind its drawn-out sweetness, could never be fore have been played as it was on this occasion. For the young Russian master forbids it to lapse into any earthly sentimentality. Under his fingers the Adagio attains to an almost unbearable serenity. For all its full, lush tone we remember it as something far-away, an ethereal experience. A DASHING DEBUTANTE THE concerts of the following week introduced Miss Grace Nelson, a local prize-winner and pupil of Dr. Gunn, in the role of solo pianiste. She dashed through the Second MacDowell Concerto in capable style, indicating that she The incomparable Heifetz possessed a fine sense of ensemble, a formidable technique and a largeness of manner not usually given to young lady performers. After the intermis sion she dashed nocheinmal, this time through the brisk Sortilegi, the sym phonic scherzo for piano and orchestra by Pick-Mangiagalli. Our sole critical precedent being Bachaus', who played the work some years ago with the local orchestra, we could only con clude that La Nelson's speed was that attainable by the ordinary human being and that the German must have played it like the devil himself. Any way we remember that the galleryites cheered him for fifteen minutes. Mr. Stock offered for the first time Four Tone Poems after paintings of Bocklin by Max Reger. They proved effectively that Herr Reger is musi cally, as well as corporeally, defunct. Should you wish to discover what two composers can do with the ideas sug gested by a few oil paintings, don't fail to take in the Ravel-Moussorgski Pictures from an Exhibition. You will discover why Reger is dead and why Moussorgski is brilliantly alive al- although his ashes are underground this many a year. THE BOLERO AT LAST AND, oh yes, the Bolero of Ravel, one of the big noises of the cur rent season, had its first performance TUECUICAGOAN 45 interest, autographed copies, first copies on this program. The critics of the dailies have written about its struc ture, how the tenor snare establishes and keeps the bolero rhythm for an exciting ten minutes, how a haunting tune, studded with unexpected synco pations, is tossed like a ball from choir to choir until it sings itself out in a feverish climax. This is the greatest stunt-piece of the generation and as exciting as an Army-Navy game. But it is scored tongue in cheek. And when the orchestras of the world are harking back fifty years from now to the Second Daphnis and Chloe Suite the Bolero will be forgotten along with Texas Guinan and Prohibition. To continue with the Slavs. Sergei Rachmaninoff played to a surprisingly meagre house March 23 at Orchestra Hall. His program — all Chopin-Liszt and a rather curious selection of each. For in the Chopin group was the F minor Ballade, the E flat Rondo and the B minor Scherzo. And they are recital rarities. Stuck in among them was the third B major nocturne. We wondered why we had never heard him play it before. It has one passage on the first page that sounds as if he had written it himself. And its final wandering scale passages are heavy with an oriental perfume rarely to be found in Chopin. The melancholy Sergei takes a queer slant at Chopin. He plays him with electrical tensions and fierce attacks. The legato pas sages are devoid of any drawing-room sentiment. As a result his readings, even of the mawkish Fantaisie Im promptu, are extraordinarily effective. THE PROKOFIEFF TWOSOME PROKOFIEFF ended his visit by appearing with his wife, Lina Llubera, in recital at Orchestra Hall under the auspices of the Chicago Society for Cultural Relations with Russia. Although my cultural rela tions with Russia are of the best, I only half enjoyed the evening. A hundred or more seekers of cul ture came late and banged into their chairs, successfully competing with M. Prokofieff on the platform. The Russian composer seemed to take little interest in the recital and the confusion in the audience probably bothered him considerably. Never theless he made much of the moving Andante from his Fourth Sonata. The three Gavottes served as a thorough demonstration of his har monic history. 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So frantic are fny notes, so copious are the trends I checked, so dizzy are my wits that this will be no coherent story but a rapid high-lighting of the important features and then maybe you'd better go see them too. There was that howling show at Mandel's. So many people turned out for it that we viewed it from the vant age point of a high table top but it was worth climbing high to see. Mandel's collaborated with the Societe des Cou- touriers in putting this on and there were some lovely things. A procession of new riding habits, all with jodhpurs; a striking aviation costume in bright blue (to blend with the horizon, I suppose), all kippered from top to toe, and cunning is the only word for it — like those all-envelop ing affairs that children are tucked into for their carriage ride; and many beach costumes in the absolutely backless ef fect with narrow suspender straps in back, all worn with large floppy hats. Suits! Plenty of these — a blue Suz anne Talbot whose short coat had a jaunty little cape and whose straight skirt was held up by mannish sus penders over a blue and white shirt blouse; a summery linen with cadet blue skirt and coat of pink from Marcel Rochas, and Chanel's lovely sport suit in vivid red and white. AFTERNOONS are just filled with i chiffons printed in very bright colors and very large figures and eve nings are happy in lace and more lace, with chiffon here and there. Martial et Armand had some delightful chif fons and Lelong had one exquisite rose silk dress with the short silk cape to match. This separate cape is one of the Big New Notes. Laces are dyed every pastel shade there ever was and a lot of new ones, and black lace holds an impregnable position. Always at the \m To wear under a spring coat Mrs. Charles E. Brown, Jr., chooses a print in a sprightly range of colors. Red, yellow and green flowers bloom on a black ground and give a gay, youthful effect which is heightened by a narrow belt at the natural waistline, a graceful circular skirt, and a crisp white or gandie collar. Black suede shoes and a jaunty black hat complete a very smart ensemble. — MARYO. end is the bridal party, this bride being done in a really charming creation with long tight sleeves and quaint princess lines. The satin was that dirty tone which is all the rage this year both for whites and pastels — a sort of murky tinge which blends perfectly with everyday soot and really makes one's skin seem darling white in contrast. To the very exciting show at the new Blackstone Shop Hattie Carnegie THE CHICAGOAN 47 brought an important group of her de signs and the shop had, besides, a beau tiful array of French models. Their suits, coats and street dresses made my heart ache. Hattie Carnegie has a flair for striking simplicity that makes these things just perfect. Coats usually very dashing, many of them showing a military influence in high belts, trig buttons and snug collars. One rather Napoleonic affair in black was stunning with white caracul collar and cuffs and a white belt. Capes are definitely in on coats, on suits, on dresses. A tan tweed traveling coat with collar of crossed fox had little capes on the back of each arm, a black and white street dress had a little fringed cape tossed off one shoulder in mascot-of-the-troops fashion, and several silk dresses had the ubiquitous silk cape. Next to capes there are peplums, the newest ones being longish, half way to the knee, and giving a sort of tunic effect on street dresses. AND there are wonderful suits for i every time, place and type. A stunning one here was black with the neckline and wrists trimmed in narrow bands of caracul, another had the cara cul twisted around the sleeve halfway between the elbow and shoulder and did it beautifully. Skirts are usually very full and hang loosely from the belt or hips instead of being flared and many of the smartest are box-pleated. Some have an insert of printed silk in a godet in front, to match the blouse or coat lining. Several of the dressier suits shown at the Blackstone had wide three-quarter sleeves with the white or lovely pastel of the blouse sleeve blos soming out below it. A soft blue suit with tiny cape was double-breasted and distinctive in large silver buttons. For evening wraps the Blackstone Shop does some fetching things, one especially in ermine, falling loosely to the waist like a little bolero and with the rippling collar turned back and lined in black silk. Soft printed taffetas are used exten sively for evening dresses as well as net, starched chiffon, and dyed laces. Look at the gorgeous chiffon and lace in a dirty apple green, almost backless with long ribbon streamers trailing away from the waist; an ensemble of black chiffon evening dress worn with a demure little chiffon and lace jacket; at a picture dress in American Beauty lace perfect for garden parties; at an evening dress with pink top and black lace dress; and at an amusing evening Distinguished Interiors The Lake Shore Drive apartment of Lloyd Maxwell, President of Williams & Cunnyngham, typifies the best trends in modern home decoration. It is one of many notable homes that have been completely furnished and decorated by Scholle's ... a happy example of Chicago's taste and Scholle's craftsmanship. by SCHOLLE'S 121 South Wabash Ave. Between Monroe and Adams Casa de Alex Exquisite Food Dreamy Music Dancing Amidst the Romantic Atmosphere of Old Spain 58 East Delaware Sup. 9697 RICHEY SHOP, Inc. 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The joyful, light bodied, tart essence leaps to the palate... flavors the palate with ecstacy. A glamorous entertainer. Learn the art! If your dealer cannot supply book, write to W. AJTaylor & Co., 94 CH Pine St New York tS''jH Hit MPORTED ...jrtini A Rossi 'ermouth cap of starched lace with tiny perky ears like devil's horns. With many of the evening and afternoon dresses flowers are worn at the waist now, in stead of on the shoulder. BUT we must go to Stevens' French Room show. The remarkable and consoling thing about this showing, in which originals and copies were paraded, was that so many times the reproduction was better looking than the original — somehow they caught the French chic but adapted it better to our tastes and figgers. The outstanding suit here was a Worth design in very light, transparent blue material whose name I know not. The skirt was tightly fitted to the hips with wide box pleats springing from them and the bolero-type coat lengthened in back to extend well below the waist line. One white ermine skin was rolled around the neckline of the jacket with a tail hanging loose, on each side. The sleeves fell just below the elbow, quite wide, with long tight sleeves on the satin blouse which had three narrow rows of beading on the sleeves and around the neck. Thoroughly devastating. Other almost complete knockouts were a black chiffon afternoon dress from Talbot, belted at the normal waistline, the skirt with five small ruffles at intervals from the hip to the ankle and a short cape falling just over the shoulder; a Patou evening dress in the exquisite raspberry tone he spon sored; another evening piece of shiny black lace that looked almost lacquered, the skirt a series of small ruffles and the inevitable shoulder cape; a Chanel wrap of red velvet looking positively Victorian with loose flared sleeves to the elbow and snug at the waisline with a short flare at the hip; a Lelong evening ensemble in dirty white taffeta, printed in large splotchy- looking flow ers and worn with a wrap of the same material, unlined and much shirred; and many many others. A delicate little note in the Stevens showing were the long black lace mitts, fingerless, and giving a Jane Austen touch to ex tremely sophisticated evening dresses. And still they come. Pearlie Pow ell, Jacques, Saks, Fields, are all having darling spring expositions but a girl can't get everywhere in one week so you'll just have to hold your breath for our next outburst or, better yet, go whither my finger pointeth and have the treat of your lives. electric clocks mistake no time ? ? . give dependable electric time to time*important people ol a time* devouring decade. E COMMONWEALTH EDISON £ LECTRIC SHOPJ 72 WEST ADAMS STREET AND BRANCHES Federal Coupons Given (!¦ 3Ui> &tar 3nn ? Consistency — the test of service The consistency of Red Star serv ice and food has been tested for thirty years. It has been proven. It has prevailed. Established 1899 C. GALLAUER, Proprietor 1528 N. Clark Delaware 0440-3942 TI4E CHICAGOAN 49 Golf Lessons 1— PREPARATION NOTE: Mr. Emery has won such estimable success teaching bridge to New Yorkers via The New Yorker that we predict startling results for this series teaching golf to Chicagoans. GOLF, stripped of its nonessentials such as caddy fees, assessments and greens committee chairmen, con sists of swinging a club and knocking a ball in a pre-determined direction. The first requisites of golf, then, are a club and a ball. Please go and buy them at once. What matter it that you will soon break the former and even sooner lose the latter? That's part of the game. Now that you have your club and your ball — or your full set of twelve matched woods and irons, three dosen dollar balls, a gross of wooden tees, and a golf insurance policy, if you happen to have fallen into the clutches of a really high pressure sporting goods salesman — we will begin the first lesson, in the privacy of your own room. First, drop the ball on the rug. Pretty little thing, isn't it? How, you wonder, do people happen to be such suckers that they will pay high prices for such insignificant things? And a fair enough question, too. Now take the club in your hands. You will know which end to hold by the calf skin "grip" which you will find at one end. That is the end to hold. You'd look pretty funny if you went out on a public golf course, with a thousand or more people watching you from the clubhouse veranda, and held your club by the metal or wooden end, or "head." Yet thousands of golfers would do no worse hitting the ball with the grip than they do hitting it with the head. Having assumed a position that will pass for a stance, with the ball lying on the floor in front of you at about the point where the clubhead rests, and with a light of desperation in your eyes, start your swing by mov ing your arms to the right and up— up — up! Oh dear, you shouldn't have stood right under that chandelier. Move over a little and try again. Slow back now with the arms, then up. That's it! Now swing the arms down again. Easy! Easy! That's the way! Not a bad swing at all, and you took the ball up cleanly. Too bad it went through that window pane, of course, but I guess it can be fixed. —JOHN C. EMERY. hat can adorn the lovely neck of a lovely woman as sumptuously as a string of genuine oriental pearls ? Think as long as you will,there is only one answer: a genuine T'ecla necklace. Te'cla Necklaces from $25.00 up. + Tecla Pearls, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds are created in our Paris Laboratories, and are avail able in individual mountings for rings, bracelets, studsand earrings. * Only gold, platinum and genuine diamonds used in Tecla settings. 22 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago PARIS • LONDON • BERLIN • NEW YORK 50 TWE CHICAGOAN XV, inl ^ ^jpll^^^^lfe CAIPPfAIDALE rwould Iwve hem Prolifically creating brain- children, amassing a fortune, delighting in the envy of contempo rary designers . . . Chippendale! An eclectic if there ever was one, here, too, was a master — and a man! At dumber 60, Saint Martin's Lane, in Londontown, he shaped poems in furniture . . . and left a rich heritage of inspiration that has nourished makers of fine furniture for three centuries. A T 608 South Michigan Boulevard, could he return, Thomas Chippen dale would see much to delight him. Here he would see the most compre hensive (and largest) display of fine furniture in the vicinity of Chicago. Dedicated to the home lover of good taste are five floors of productions for the bedroom, dining room, living room, library and hall. Here, too, are found occasional pieces of rare craftsman ship, and a magnificent array of up holstered pieces. An extensive price range covers the entire exhibition. This exhibition building is maintained for the benefit of dealers, decorators and their clients. Wholesale practices prevail, but visitors will be accorded courteous, intelligent attention at all ROBERT W. IRWIN COMPANY. Designers ssdNanufacturers ofFine Furniture for 5<>Years 608 S. MICHIGAN BLVD. The External Feminine PICK-ME-UPS FOR SALLOW SKINS By yiarcia Vaughn IT was a robust old winter, the kind that made enthusiastic fireside hug- gers and hot drinkers out of a lot of us. And after that kind of a winter we are confronted by the most fragile, feminine and flowerlike clothes man ever created. With the odd result that wintry visages — visages roughened by exposure or sallowed by too much shelter, grayed by soot and dried by heat — pop out at us over shell-pink blouses or lettuce-green gowns. Some how this seems to be true of complex ions that went south, too. Many of them are satiny brown and lovely but many of them are freckled, tanned a sickly yellow or florid and rough. Tis a situation every spring, mesdames, to be faced and taken firmly in hand. To bring back roses to the cheeks and refine the texture of the skin is, therefore, the first task of this new beautifying column which expects to come tagging in at the heels of the Chicagoenne every issue. First of all, we're fundamentalists on this beauty question. You must be well inside. Your circulation must be brisk. Your system must be purged of wastes and poisons. Otherwise, your skin, hair and eyes will be colorless and tired no matter how much you spend for treat ments and creams. That part of the program is simply a matter of living sanely. No cults, please — just plates and plates of vege tables, glasses and glasses of water, of fruit juices and tomato juice, and lungs and lungs full of fresh air. (By the way, spicy tomato juice on a salad is a tastier substitute for French dress ing than you'd think and a pleasant way to cut down on calories.) But when all this is done our skins still show the effect of wind and smoke, cigarettes and synthetic evenings, so a little external help is called for. This comes by way of circulation treatments in the salon or in your own boudoir. There are several fine circulation creams which may be applied easily at home and which should really be used more religiously than they are by city folk. trates deeply into the pores, arouses every tiny cell, and brings the blood rushing through the sluggish veins. This awakening makes the pores throw off impurities, tightens relaxed tissues, and whitens the skin. A splendid way to tell your sleeping complexion that spring is here! The necessity for this stimulation varies with the type of skin. Ex- tremely delicate complexions thrive on one application every week or so, while oily, flabby or very sallow skins should have a dose two or three times a week. Nearly any neck can stand 'em two or three times a week. It's such fun to see crepey lines and the gray tinge from fur collars disappearing as the swan-like throat — actually — emerges. They say, you know, that a woman is as old as her neck. It's not such a horrible task either, as the whole treatment takes about five or ten minutes, and it's a splendid rejuvenator on gray mornings or gray evenings when you are dressing to make an impressive entrance and your face doesn't seem to play up to the occasion. T HE principle is simple. A good circulation lotion or cream pene- AFTER the usual thorough cleans- i ing, if your skin is sensitive, ap ply a light film of protective emollient cream. With Dorothy Gray's Circu lation Ointment use a foundation of Special Mixture if your skin is dry, or Tissue Cream if it is oily. Then, a layer of the thin brown Circulation Ointment staying an inch or more away from the eyes. (None on the nose unless you want a bright, rosy appendage.) When it begins to sting scrape it off with a dull knife or spa- tula and remove the last trace with cleansing cream. You'll be thrilled with your firm white neck and pinky cheeks which need hardly a dab of rouge. The Circulation Cream of Primrose House is a luscious chocolate color, too, and may be smoothed on without any preliminary base. It tingles in any where from two to five minutes; wipes off easily and should be followed by a few minute's molding with your chosen cream — No. 1 for very dry skins, Smoothskin Cream (No. 2) for the THE CHICAGOAN average, or Astringent Cream (No. 3) for the oily skin. Elizabeth Arden's Venetion Ardena Masque is another easily applied stimu lant which, used once or twice a week, helps immensely to firm the contour and correct eruptions and oiliness while it banishes the God-forsaken, tired and dull tinge. Habitues of the Rubin stein salon are familiar with the pleas ant glow that comes after the applica tion of their famous Eau Verte or Eau Qui Pique. The first of these is for dry, faded skins and the second for the oily faded type, and they too are quickly effective at home. The more difficult cases of neglected skins and aging tissues should try Helena Rubin stein's new Water Lily Mask, a mag nificent rejuvenator. This can be used at home very effectively or may be had in a salon treatment. A DISTINGUISHED French woman does some lovely things with liquids. Madame Bertie's prep arations are all the softest, ooz;iest liq uids you ever saw with a delightful, spicy fragrance. I don't know what it is but it's refreshing and smells almost good-to-eat. Because Lait d'Oesype is so rich and nourishing it is a splendid cleanser for this drying climate and a skin food as well. For everyday uses the cleanser is followed by Lait Mediana, a mild and pleasant tonic. But for the weekly to thrice weekly stimulant try the Eau Detersive, a re freshing red liquid which sets every cell in your face and neck to dancing for a minute and then leaves you with the healthy, rosy look of a freshly scrubbed baby. With any of these it is necessary to remember that while even the thin- skinned and sensitive may and should use these preparations, they should re move the cream or lotion after a min ute or two instead of waiting four or five as other people should. Each per son must determine the tingling point for herself and it's a good idea to test the preparation on a small area first to see how long it should be left on. People with congested or broken capil lary veins should stay off all astrin gents, ice, and stimulants entirely. We can, of course, get along with out these pick-me-ups and think we're pretty good with just our ordinary, every-day cleansing. But there's so much difference between just a nice, clean skin and the radiant color and transparency of a thoroughly alive one that — well find out for yourself. The supremacy of Dobbs hats as the most exclusive headwear is founded on superior quality and uiv rivaled smartness. $8 and more. FOUR CONVENIENT STORES IN CHICAGO EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR WALTER MORTON CLOTHES CJicfLXZl and the SAVOY- VI XZ \ HOT€LS OF d i sti n ct i o n Facing each other across the plaza at the entrance to Central Park — their ideal lo cation on Fifth Avenue makes business, transporta tion, theaters, shops — easily accessible. Yet the noise and confusion of the city are austerely avoided. PLAZA and SAVOY PLAZA New York 52 TUE CHICAGOAN Things about I. M. that are quite different IrcnKIY/ Morning Plunge . . . Spill ing from a rushing surf board at Waikiki is a most refreshing change from diving for the subway ! Daily Duel. . .Your ticker tape is replaced by a strong line — you at one end and a South Sea game fish at the other! P. M. Pastimes . . . Look ing down the yawning gape of a crater — or into the delicate throat of a tropical flower — or through limpid waters at exquisite gardens of cor al would be esteemed rather unusual in anyone's daily routine. Evening Show ... A hula pageant on a palm-fringed shore, with a tropical moon for spotlight, has something that not even Broadway can capture! FOR THESE AND OTHER VACATION DISCOVERIES Sail direct from Los Angeles —over the preferred southern route to Honolulu. The bal anced service of the "City of Honolulu" and the "City of Los Angeles," LASSCO's companion luxury cruisers — and other ships of the LASS- CO fleet — meets every pref erence as to sailing dates and accommodations. Your own ticket agent will make all ar rangements, or apply at any office of— LASSCO "LOS ANGELES STEAMSHIP CO. 730 So. Broadway, Los Angeles 581 Fifth Ave., New York 140 S. Dearborn, Chicago 685 Market, San Francisco 21 3 E. Broadway, San Diego * In postoffice English : Territory of Hawaii. Go Chicago AND HOW ARE YOU GOING? By Lucia Lewis THERE is no question about it in Mrs. Mortimer's mind. She crosses, not to get the feel of the ocean — heaven forefend! — but to be in the company of those of her own set who are crossing on the same stately liner, to dine selectly in sumptuous private staterooms or to sweep down the grand staircase to the captain's table in gowns that dazzle every eye in the dining saloon. No sudden friendships or flir tations for this cool, exclusive, distin guished grande dame. She moves to the decks of the ship every rigid formality of her Park Avenue or Lake Shore life. And there are just the right ships where she can do this. Nor does convivial Christopher have any doubt as to the manner of his go ing. Give him the clubby vessel on which he and his gay associates have saluted the same bartender and played the pool together season after season and year after year. The sort of ship on which beautiful actresses, witty writers, and the informal great like to unbend and make the crossing an af fair of sparkling days and gala nights. And there are just the right ships for such as they. Every vessel that points its prow towards Europe or the Orient has its definite personality, tangible surround ings and an intangible aura to make its particular voyages different from any others. Which makes the question of how you are going an important con sideration in plans for this year's trip, a consideration which should be acted upon now if you want any choice in the matter at all. STATEROOMS on the big luxurious smart vessels like floating hotels or country clubs are reserved months ahead by the Mortimers and Christo phers. On the distinguished he-men's ships where passengers like to tramp the decks, sip whiskey and soda over leisurely conversations, snatch an inter lude of peace as the horizon rises and dips beyond their deck chairs, state rooms are equally in demand and re served long before sailing time. On the pleasant cabin ships where the con genial democracy of the seas overrides arbitrary first, second and third class distinctions, accommodations are being snatched up now. Even the freighters and mail boats with a few spare rooms for passengers are spoken for in ad' vance. You'd be surprised to hear how many famous people, the harassed great, writers and artists in search of refreshment and new material, travel in the seclusion of non-Passenger boats And if you think I'm fooling, just wait till the end of May or June and then rush frantically from office to of' fice, glad to get any sort of a toe-hold on a ship, any ship, to take you over in July or August. I'd need a book or more to go into the personalities of all the ships and lines that plow the At lantic and Pacific, but steamship men are only too glad to regale you with helpful descriptions of their darlings— they do feel a personal affection for their companies' boats — to tell you the sort of people who use the vessels so that you can pick your own com panions, and to help you choose rooms where the light and air are good and vibration and bobbing reduced to a minimum. One of the good travel bureaux is an invaluable help in dis cussing the merits of various lines and an ever-present aid in the business of reservations, baggage and all that. EACH year sees new ships launched and older aristocrats rebuilt, re decorated and freshened up. One of the current sensations is the Europa, swift sister of the express Bremen. The Europa is sure to attract many fash ionables and great ones because it is faster than any other boat and luxuri- TWCCWICAGOAN 53 ously gay from the first minute to the last. Mechanically it has all the fine features of the Bremen and has broken even that flier's record; decoratively it is modern as the Bremen with a differ ence. It is perhaps not quite so start ling but just as beautiful with its decorative theme based on the mytho logical princess of Asia after whom the continent and the ship are named. It is the product of those same shipbuild ers who produced the Leviathan, Majes tic and Berengaria and promises to be another splendid monument to their genius. The Bremen in its second year con tinues to offer one of the supreme sen sations in ocean travel. This, with the lie de France, shows how well modern decorations may be turned to nautical uses. It's worth spending four and a half days on the Bremen just to study the trends of modern design, the panel- ings and carvings of rare woods, the hectic roulette wheel floor of the ball room, the blended tiles of the bath rooms in the private suites, tiles floating one shade into the other as soft and shimmery as the tints of moving water in a deep sea painting. Another fa mous vessel in the North German Lloyd fleet is the Columbus— one of the he-men type, an efficient, dignified ship for lovers of the ocean as is, luxurious and handsomely serviced but not too many fol-de-rols to make you think you're at the Kitz instead of at sea. A NOTHER new vessel is the huge *» motor-driven Britannic, a White Star cabin liner dashing in color and furnishings and luxurious in its ap pointments. More and more people are traveling the delightful and less expensive cabin way and this new leader of White Star's cabin fleet promises to have a popular first sum mer. New, too, are the completely changed decor of the French Line fa vorite, the Paris, and the more power ful engines and new equipment of the Hamburg- American fleet, always a fa vorite with sea-going experts. New in many improvements but glorified by a fine tradition and actually loved by thousands of genuinely dis tinguished and discriminating travelers is the staunch Mauretania, a veteran which easily hangs up speed records only a few hours below those of the Bremen and the Europa and exceeding any others on the sea. There is an atmosphere of empire about the Maure- The Charm of Individuality for Your Home Individuality! That is what makes a home more than conventional or commonplace, and which gives it a distinctive and allur ing atmosphere. Individuality! How rarely it is found in "modern" styles of decoration! It is in the splendidly carved woodwork, the superb leaded glass and the fascinating pieces of furniture in the grand old build ings of Europe that we find individuality and inspiration. It is from these works of the famous mediaeval artisans who planned and built for monarch and noble that the Kelly Interior Crafts can give you antiqued re productions which will lend the most charming individuality to your home. You are invited to visit our Studio Specialising in Producing Antique Effects Hand-wrought Iron Specialties from Our Own Forge Kelly Interior Crafts Co, 905-11 N. Wells St., Chicago BESS* For the Thoughtful Hour "The Chicagoan" four-o-scven south dearborn If the enclosed check is for three dollars, I desire your magazine for one year. If the check reads five dollars, there is no mistake unless you fail to send it for two years. — a chronicle with an outlook cosmopolitan, chastening com panion of the cultured intel lect, defending its prophetical brief with perennial eclat, whose selective treatment of life and affairs is authorita tive and concisely different, whose view on the drama and the finer arts create opinions new and enduring, whose whole content is a vivid com mentary of a very vital civili zation. CHame) (Address). 54 THE CHICAGOAN Smart Riding Apparel FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN TAILORED TO MEASURE THE only difference between riding apparel found here and those offered by smart London shops is in the time and distance saved by shopping here. Our designers have perfected ingenious master-patterns embodying all the outstanding style character offered by exclusive London and continental European tailors of swagger riding apparel. 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Upon receipt of application The Chicagoan will effect reservation of seats and mail to applicant cer tificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theatre box office after 8:00 P. M. on evening of per formance (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. \£ ''"F* The ^WICAGDAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHfCAGOAN, 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) $.. tania, a spirit of aristocracy in its hand-carved walls, in its splendid forth' right service and unfailing seamanship that comes darn close to moving many of its passengers to affectionate tears as they reminisce. This feeling of dis' tinction and English comfort pervades other famous British ships — Cunard's Aquitania and Berengaria, White Star's Homeric, Majestic, Olympic Empresses of Canadian Pacific which sail from northern ports down the St. Lawrence. AND if you like your own Ameri' can comfort you can have it now without any drawbacks on the United States Lines. The huge Leviathan and all other ships of the line are gay again with the clink of glasses and popping of corks and the standards of luxury are unexcelled anywhere. Whatever you want in atmosphere or comfort you can have, whether it be American, German, English, or French, flamboyant Spanish or Italian, or scrupulously shining Dutch or Scandi' navian — if you look to it in time. The same is true of Pacific travel. Spring and early summer are popular in the Orient and Hawaii and it's never too early to consult the offices of the fashionable white fleet of Lassco sailing from the southern port of Los Angeles, the smart Matson liners from San Francisco; the Round the Worlders of the Dollar Line which drop you at any port in the Orient and pick you up wherever you choose; the American Mail and Canadian Pacific group which sail from the northwest coast to Hawaii, the Orient and Round the World; or the Nippon Yusen Kaisha vessels which give you a foretaste of the Orient in efficient Japanese sea' manship and the impeccable service which makes Japanese servants the treasures they are. I'm really not a steamship agent, but if you are going you might as well go right, and the way to that is to reserve early and then sit pleasantly at home and browse over maps and plans. ^sJ»"££V^ TMECWICAGOAN 55 For the cinema goer a bit too keen to be entirely casual The 1930 Motion Picture Almanac announces a complete, timely, compact and authoritative survey of the American screen industry — principal entertainer to 40,000,000 sturdy Americans. Among other things a careful analysis of the talking picture the short feature presentation acts production and producers long runs film executives production costs films, new and in the making authoritative star biographies Price (Post paid) $2 The Herald-World Bookshop 37 W. Van Buren Street Chicago, Illinois Advance deliveries of the 1930 Edition wHI commence April 1. Orders filled in sequence of receipt. Urban Phenomena WAR MADE US RESTLESS SPOTLIGHT on the Old-Fashioned Lady of Embonpoint: Costumed in black with jet and old lace, she sails majestically under her pompadour. Hers is a delightful Victorian setting of bric-a-brac and French Menus. Boasting recipes from the better Euro pean Restaurants, she is famous as a leader in the culinary art. For twenty years "The Girls" have been spell-bound by her Lavish Entertain ments. After years of travel on the Con tinent she returns to the old brown stone homestead to take up life where she dropped it. The marble busts, re lieved of their covers, look out again on Splendor. She is armed with more Recipes wrested from reluctant chefs, at Great Expense, from the Place Ven- dome to the Orient. And remember ing, with just pride, the Pre-war Cel lar, she is complacent in the expecta tion of still greater triumphs. She renews her Campaign as the city's foremost Hostess with invitations to a luncheon. Weeks are spent in Vigorous Preparation. Regarding these affairs as no casual matter and believing religiously in the Personal Touch, she arises early on the fatal day to weave smilax in the chandelier. The Stage is Set. The guests arrive. Madame has out-done herself. The table is Resplendent with old plate and crystal, with vintage wines and every delicacy beloved by the Epicure. Imagine this good lady's Surprise to find her friends afflicted with the post war Mania for Dieting. She learns to her Amazement that it is no longer Smart to Dine Well. Dieting is the Rage. It is Chic to be a Shadow of one's former self. Conversation is limited to who lost how much, on what, in how long. Course after course of her Delectable Dishes are refused. Her guests have brought their own luncheons. Out of reticules appear unsavory morsels; things Strangely Re sembling bird seed and dog biscuit; raw carrots, hard boiled eggs and bot tles of milk. 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In Voices, in Poetry, in the Junior League Anthology, in Dick Little's "line." Braithwaite has quoted it among his annual examples of the best. And now and again some of us have heard as well as seen it. When every one else is doing it, Mrs. Boyden will occasionally read a poem aloud too. This fortnight, however, there ar rives from the presses of Covici-Friede a slim volume, pleasantly printed and bound in sateen stars. It is entitled Toward Equilibrium. Seen thus by itself, Mrs. Boyden's poetry will hold surprises even for those who have more or less succeeded in pursuing it hitherto. For one thing, there shows through the diversity of its moods a certain quite thrilling unity of outlook. Some of the poems are about peo ple. Plump pink-nailed hands on the card table bring thoughts of more practiced hands, those of bygone saints and heroines, pressing organ keys or Polly Chase Boyden, whose To ward Equilibrium is currently swing ing the reading Town in that direc tion. 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The Beautiful Takes Time Select your exquisite tableware and lamps — your decorating scheme — in the unhurried atmos' phere of our salon in the DRAKE HOTEL A display of exceptionally rare and prized pieces of CRYSTAL TABLEWARE OCCASIONAL TABLES JADE, CRYSTAL AND POTTERY LAMPS EXCLUSIVE PIECES OF FURNITURE INTERIOR FURNISHINGS W. P. NELSON COMPANY N. J. Nelson, President ESTABLISHED 1856 Executive Offices 153-159 West Ohio St. Telephone Whitehall 5073 Exhibition Salon at Drake Hotel swinging the loom or plucking fruit or turning gilded pages of romance at a lectern. And then there are the strange tricks a familiar face, say a husband's, will play on you once you get contemplating it off duty. Some are about places: Broadway, or the razor edge of mountains near Santa Fe with the sun setting behind them. One is about a cabaret. Though looked at more closely, that one will be seen to be quite conspicu- ously lacking in what you might call fumes, and to resolve itself into a mod ernistic pattern of horn, saxophone, ice cubes, necks and shoulders. Once or twice the poet is quite naively the suburbanite. But her characteristic note is an out of doors one. Into a cocktail party she will introduce the red last rays of a winter sun. And no one, at least lately — except of course Ralph Hodg- son, whose method is different — has caught as she does the tingle of the blood to weather, to exercise, and the changes of inner mood that the seasons bring. An autumn walk, horseback along a country road in December, a river inn and its stove in the midst of skiing, snowfall, or, on the other hand the stinging monotone of a moon at St. Tropez. "BYSTANDER" DIFFERENT nations have their own idea of what constitutes a great novel. Or, it may be, we are all more or less agreed. You have only to think of all the novels that you haven't read because you knew you ought to read them — Hugo's Miserables, the works of Sienkiewicz, Thackeray's Vanity Fair, and so on — to realize that they have at least that one quality in common. And to realize that what with Tols toy, Dostoevsky, Goncharov, Russia has something of a corner on great novels. Now even Gorki has written one. Gorki the revolutionist, Gorki of The Lower Depths. Whether this is just the moment for anyone to write a great novel is of course a question. But there it is, Bystander, and as it's the April choice of a book club at least fifty to a hundred thousand of us will be reading it within the next fortnight. I do not know that the Russian title is exactly Bystander, but at any rate that word is a keynote so far as we are concerned. Clim was an ordinary sort of lad who had the misfortune to have things expected of him. He Going to Europe? Then dorit forget to wave your hand ¦ ¦ When you plan a little Pleasure roaming abroad Certain it is you'd like To clap your palms As some Eastern potentate and summon All the rout of petty Travel worries — such as Arranging for steamship tickets, private motor cars, airplane tickets, Hotel reservations, etcetera, ad infinitum — Wave your hand command ing " Off with their heads" Then sail away Into the blue of serene en joyment Contentment and security at the masthead. And you can Do just that because the American Express Travel Department Awaits the waving of your hand Willing, efficient, experi enced executioner To all travel worries. Only guide your waving Towards the phone nearby Need more be said? But maybe you'll call. American express travel tyeliarlnuni Chicago 70 East Randolph St. Indianapolis, Ind. 259 So. 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His story begins in the late seventies, his family being intelligentsia, most of whom had tasted -est and some of them Siberia, and all of them inclined to talk about "the people" over their evening tea. Gorki brings alive in all its essential Russian- ness Clim's house and his neighborhood —suicide, adultery, juvenile love, as sorted despairs, the games the children played, their rivalries and alliances, their repercussion to the adult situa tion. He follows Clim, the bystander, through the gymnasium, a pre-univer- sity visit to Moscow, and an attempt to marry the Lidia who had intrigued him since childhood, and then leaves him quite unceremoniously, albeit pic turesquely, on page 721, in the midst of the delights of the exposition at Nijni-Novgorod. Incidentally Clim ought to be good for another two volumes. "EXILE" A REALLY learned critic could probably trace the Italy novel all the way back to Madame de Stael's ' Corinne. Personally, I can take you no farther back than The Enchanted April. Since then there have been, however, Cecil Roberts' Sails of Sun set, G. B. Stern's Modesta, and enough others to establish the genre. The formula being, first an Italian back ground, second a love story, third a few Italians, and fourth some English people behaving under stress of climate just a little differently from how they would be behaving at home. Fifth, since Italy is by repute the one place in the world in which to spend Easter, such books are usually published at just about this time of year. As an Italy novel, Warwick Deep- ing's new best seller, Exile, meets all the requirements. Though it also bears the two Deeping trade marks: patriotism amounting to an emotion: with two exceptions all the English characters would really prefer to be in England "now that April's here," and a reversion to faith in the Victorian scheme of things. In Sorrell and Son, father and son hit it off, where nowa days the sour note is the thing. And here, in Exile, a girl marries a man to keep him from drink and put him on his feet again generally. A form of marriage which has, since Victoria's death, been uniformly frowned upon by novelists. ^ $•>* It's the pleasure route because of the beautiful journey down the St. Law rence; because of the comfortable, luxurious liners, with their superla tive service; because you sail from the charming, French-Canadian cities of Montreal and Quebec; and because you have just 4 days on the open Atlantic! A tried and true formula for a glorious trip abroad! Ask today for ship plans and sailings of the de luxe white Empresses, fast new Duchesses and the "Mont" liners. From your local representative or E. A. Kenney, Steamship General Agent, 71 E. 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Shubert prasant QUEENIE SMITH in Season's Smartest Musical Conn 'The Street Singer" with John Price Jones Harry K. I Nick I Nell i Franklyn Morton I Long Jr. I Kelly | Ardell LETTERS TO THE EDITOR "This Phenomenal Prexy" I had an opportunity to see a recent number of your magazine which in' eluded among its contents a character sketch of Robert Hutchins. I want to thank you, as I am sure do many other Yale alumni, for the excellent way in which you handled this sketch. Hutch' ins has been publicized so much of late, but seldom accurately. It is a pleasant relief at last to read a sketch of him which resembles, so closely and human' ly, the man as he is to those who know him personally. Enclosed you will find an amount to cover the cost of three copies of your magazine, which I would like to have mailed to friends of Mr. Hutch' ins who might not have the opportu' nity of reading the sketch otherwise. I am taking my own copy to the Paris Yale plub, for references there. I ^close the names and addresses for y^ur circulation department. — De' witt Smith, *The Yale Club, New York City. * "What Price Manners?" At your very first opportunity I want you to give Robert D. Andrews (may his tribe increase) the Order of the Distended Ear with Palms, plus the accolade with a flourish. Of course he doesn't know what you and I know, that it is an indication of "savoir'faire Chicagoan" to yelp to your neighbor in the theater if you have on a black or white tie (for otherwise how would Mr. Andrews know they are our best people, and ain't that something? While we are on the theater, tell Mr. Boyden that only his last line was good in his criticism of Mitzi; nothing can help Marshall, and the rest of the cast have to play down to him to save the husband of a star. — Mil ford Sterling Sorley, D. D. S., 1000 West 79th street. En Transit Rome, Vienna, Paris, these Interesting and famous cities Lent me on my honeymoon Beauty I forgot too soon. 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