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Starts April 19. Curtain 8:15. Eves., $3.85. Sat. mat., $3.00. +THE MERRY WIDOW— Majestic thea ter, 22 W. Monroe St., Central 8240. Revival of Franz Lehar's famous operetta with international prima donna, Beppie DeVries and original Prince Danilo, Donald Brian. Two weeks only, begin ning April 20. Mon. to Fri. eves., $2.50. Sat. mat., $2.50. Wed. mat., $2.00. Curtain, 8:30. +THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL— Garrick theater, 64 W. Ran dolph. Central 8240. Joe Howard's sec ond edition of his famous musical com edy, entirely revamped and modernized. All Chicago cast and a troupe of Ned Wayburn's Dancing Girls. Eves., $2.00. Wed. and Sat. mats, $1.50. Beginning April 20. K +THE STREET SINGER— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Breathing music, dancing, and the alluring person ality 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. *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. +NFNE WEEKS OF LIGHT OPERA— Civic theater, Wacker Drive at Wash ington Street. Franklin 5440. The Civic Opera artists, orchestra, ballet, Chi cago chorus, in revivals of opera comique favorites. Week of April 21, 'The Bo hemian Girl." To follow "Chimes of Normandy," "The Gondoliers," "Daugh ter of Mme. Angot," "Yeoman of the Guard," etc. Curtain 8:15. Tickets, $3.00. Performances every evening ex cept Sunday. Saturday matinee. MEBBE— Erlanger theater, 127 N. Clark St. State 2461. Musical show featuring Charlotte Greenwood to open April 20. Curtain 8:30 evenings, 2:30 matinees. $3.00 Saturday night; $2.50 evenings; $2.00 Wed. and Sat. matinees. Drama "KARIADNE— Goodman theater, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 7085. Comedy by A. A. Milne to open Tuesday, April 22. Matinee Friday only, 2:30. Evenings, 8:30. All performances, $2.00. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Easter Shopping, by Arthur Bram- mer Cover Current Entertainment Page 2 Sports, Art and Tables 4 Editorial Comment 7 The Sleuth Pinkerton, by Romola Voynow 9 Moving Horrors, by Dorothy Aldt.s 12 Light Whines and Jeers, by T. V. Smith 13 Tower Town Teas, by Robert D. An drews 15 Wages of Sin, by Dorothy Dow 16 Platitudes eor the Young, by Doro thy Dow 17 Harriet Monroe, Chicagoan, by Olive A. White is Antio.ua-mania, by Fayette Krum 19 Town Talk, by Richard "Riqiiarius" Atwater 20 Circus Portraits, by Clavuni Raui- son 20-21 Best Sellers, by Arthur Brammer.... 22-23 Distinguished Chicagoans, by }. H. E. Clar\ 25 The Stage, by William C Boyden 26 Shops About Town, by the C/n- cagoenne 34 Musical Notes, by Robert Polla^ 36 Books, by Susan Wilbur 40 Hair and Faces, by Mania Vaughn.... 42 Travel, by Lucia Lewis 44 One Reel Tragedy, by L. T. KelUe.... 45 The Cinema, William R. Weaver 47 Humoresque, by Anna Rothe 49 Flower Show 51 In Quotes 53 Golf Lesson, by John C. Emery 54 Dear Chicagoan — Letters 56 Incidental Caricatures by Irina 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 bv readers of The Chicacoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 54. ?TOUR VHCLE 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 eight weeks. Curtain 8:30. Wed. and Sat., mats., 2:30. Sun. to Fri., $2.50. Sat. $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. +MANT A SLIP— Cort theater, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. Starts April 20. Wed. mat., $2.00. Sat. mat., $2.50. Eves., $2.50. Sat. eve., $3.00. ?STRICTLY DISHOHORABLE — Adel- phi, 11 N. Clark Randolph 4466. One of these naughty droll affairs that would have the conventional climax. Charles Rich man does some good work and maybe something ought to be said about Margaret Perry. She is young. Curtain 8:30. W-d and Sat. mat., 2:30. Sun. to Fri., $3.00. Sat., $3.85. Matinees, $2.50. Vaudeville +PALACE 159 W. Randolph. State 6977. High time vaudeville of the RKO Circuit and the best in Chicago. Evenings, including Sundays and holi days, $2.00. Matinees, $1.00. CHICAGO STADIUM. 1800 W. Madi son. Seely 5300. Sells'Floto Circus to be moved here from the Coliseum on April 15; to last until April 28. Fight scheduled between TufFy Griffiths and Jack Dagnon on April 30. MUSIC ORCHESTRA HALL. 220 S. Michigan. Harrison 0363. Apr. 20. afternoon, Chi' cago Chamber of Music Society; Gordon String Quartette playing. Apr. 21, Percy Grainger piano recital. Apr. 23, Swedish Choral Society. Apr. 24, Popu- lar concert, the last of the season, by the Chicago Symphony. Apr. 25, Apollo Musical Club. Apr. 25-26, Closing con- certs of Chicago Symphony. Apr. 27, 3; 30, Chicago Lutheran Teachers. Apr. 29. Paulish Choristers. Apr. 30, Illinois Bell Telephone Choral Society. May 1, Convenant Chorus. May 2, International Harvester Choral Society. CHICAGO PEOPLE'S SYMPHONY OR CHESTRA. Seventh and final concert of the season, Sunday afternoon, April 20. Steven's 8th St. theater, 741 S. Wabash. Paulsen, Conductor. BERTHA OTT PRESEHTS: Jacques Gordon, violinist, and Rudolph Reuter, pianist, last of a scries of three concerts, Kimball Hall, Tuesday evening, Apr. 22, at 8:15. Heniot Levy, pianist, recital, Kimball Hall, Wednesday evening, Apr. [CONTINUED on pace four] The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher ani> Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Office: Simpson-Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco. Subscription $.1.00 annually; single copies I5c. Vol. IX., No. 3 — April 26, 1930. Copyright 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the I'ost Office at Chicago, 111, under the act of March 3, 1879 TI4ECUICAG0AN ChaS' a 'StevenS'& 'Bros 4 TI4E CHICAGOAN 23, at 8:15. Harriet Lundgren-Edward Caton assisted by Lee Foley in a pro gram of solo and duet dances. Civic theater, Sunday afternoon, Apr. 27, at 3 o'clock. Viola Cole Audet, pianiste, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday afternoon, Apr. 27, at 3:30. Carl Reavley, pianist, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday after noon, May 4, at 3:30. Edward Collins, pianist, recital, The Playhouse, Sunday afternoon, May 11, at 3:30. John Mc Cormack, tenor, recital, Orchestra Hall, date to be announced later. Juliette Lippe, soprano, recital, date to be an nounced later. ART CHICAGO GALLERIES ASS'N. 220 N. Michigan. Central 9646. Works of James Topping, J. Theodore Morgan and Holger Jenson will be exhibited un til the end of April. M. Knoedler tf Co., 622 S. Michigan Ave., Harrison 0994. Exhibition start ing April 14 and ending April 26 of paintings by Eustace Stoenesco whose portrait of the Chinese actor Mei Lang caused much comment. Anderson Gallery and Art Co., 536 S. Michigan. Harrison 1045. An exhibi tion during April of Marines by Frank Vining Smith. Art Institute, S. Michigan at Adams. Central 7080. Eugene Delacroix exposi tion ends April 20 as does the Water Color Show. The Belgian Exposition on May 1st will last until June 1. Carson Pirie Scott Co., Galleries, State and Madison Streets, continue to show the paintings of A. T. Hibbard, A. N. A., until April 25; this to be followed by an exhibition of the oils and etchings of Marguerite Kirmse on April 30, to last about three weeks. Arts Club of Chicago, 410 N. Michi gan. Superior 7272. Exhibition by the professional members of the Arts Club will be shown from April 13 to May 3. O'Brien Galleries, 673 N. Michigan, Superior 2270. An important exhibition to celebrate their 75th anniversary, scries of portraits by Louis Betts, April 19 to early May. Albert Roullier Galleries, 414 S. Michi gan. Harrison 3171. Miscellaneous lithographs by various European and American artists, to be shown for the balance of the month. Chester H. Johnson Galleries, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Harrison 4763. Impres sionistic exhibition being shown at the present time; to last two weeks. BOOK-LORE BOOK AUCTION— Fine Arts Building, 410 South Michigan Ave. Monday eve ning, April 21, at 8:00. Marvin A. Barlow, auctioneer. An interesting col lection of autographs, first editions, gen eral literature and historical documents. COLLECTOR'S ITEMS 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-arrangc- ments for tickets may be made by calling Harrison 0205. [listings begin on page two] TABLES AND TIMES Morning — Noon — Night BLACKSTOHE HOTEL 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Prandial pre ferred, invariably above par. STEVEKS HOTEL -730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. For one of the largest, it's surprisingly good to the individual. COHGRESS 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. EDGE WATER BEACH HOTEL -5300 North at the Lake. Longbcach 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. HARDING COLONIAL TEA ROOM— Wabash south of Madison. Popular and efficient for luncheon or tea. Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERTS 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. Harri- son 1060. Reliable, alert and well- victualled. KAU'S 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. An extensive German menu and it's good. CAS A DE ALEX -58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. In the Castilian mode and agreeable to purse and palate. RED STAR INN -1*28 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. N/NE HUHDRED -900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. It should be one thou sand it's grand. Times have changed under new guidance. JULIEH'S -1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Mama Julicn supervises and there's but one tabic a splendid French fam ily meal. BON VIVANT 4367 Lake Park Ave nue. Deftly served in the French mode. L'AIGLOH 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. CIROS 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Catering to the haute monde and bril liantly. THE ROUND TABLE 57 W. Chicago. Charmingly unconventional and inex pensive and good food. CORSIGLJO'S Orleans at Illinois. Ravioli that is ravishing. Post-Theater and Wee Hours COFFEE DAN'S 114 N. Dearborn. Ran dolph 0387. Part of this night life and even noisier. 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 cntertainmnt. BAL TABARIN Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. For the discerning and it's 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. TI4ECWICAG0AN Smart Cnsemble tor /Afternoon Wear (Gown and Jacket) or Imported Orepe s Qflartka Q(!lailw,J cfl,o(> (WealLrJ Qlllssos cflmf, THE DRAKE HOTEL 950 NORTH MICHIGAN BLVD. 6 TUE CHICAGOAN john m.smyti1 Company A Dining Group of finest fashion; rare craftsmanship from famous cabi net shops' Wrought in the classic manner of Robert Adam, with struc tural parts of Prima Vera, panels of harewood and carvings jewel-like in exquisite detail. 12 Pieces: Table. H chairs, buffet, china (h ,j C/\/\ cabinet and server: Jt'TyJU'/ LAIKJKST OF FTUNITl IiK STORKS REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT IS THE JOHN M. SMYTH STORE. WITH ITS INTERESTING GOOD HOUSEKEEPING DISPLAYS, ITS OLD WORLD REPRODUCTIONS AND ITS PRACTICAL FURNI TURE AT SENSIBLE PRICES. COURTESY GREETS THE VISITOR. Allah Forbids ^JEWSPAPER dispatches tell of an exciting night ex- * ~ perienced by a party including Mr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Thorne who were encamped in the Egyptian desert on the outskirts of Cairo for the purpose of enjoying the romance of a desert night and the splendor of a dawning day. It appears that some little trouble was encountered with natives who came uninvited, and plainly with no g<x)d intentions, to the tents of the Americans. The incident as such does not vary much from the rou tine to which the tourist in Egypt has become inured. But students of Mohammedan customs will be interested in the information disclosed in the dispatches which describes the natives as having been drun\. Until the arrival of these dispatches the one thing which the Arab dragoman in Egypt has never been accused of is being drunk— possibly due to the fact that the Mohamme dan does not drink intoxicating liquor. Comic Strip /L PALPITANT world owes a great debt of gratitude i\ to the daily comments of stock market brokers which are given to the press for publication. Without the guid ance which these comments afford there is no telling how many people might, conceivably, remain in ignorance as to just what to buy and when to sell. For instance, in a recent daily lesson to an anxious pub lic Charles Sincere and Co. disclosed this startling piece of information: 'Technical reaction is possible." Just imagine how many investors, armoured with this intelligence, were able that evening to divest themselves of all further worry about the market and resign themselves to a night of sweet contentment! And moreover, so that worry shall not creep even info the future, this firm counsels the purchase of "selective issues.'" A bit of human interest is injected by Sadler, Patton and Co., in the remark that the market "acts tired" which is, possibly, the result of its having let down somewhat this Winter after having attained the pink of condition at the middle of last November. Babcock, Rushton and Co., shrewdly sensing the possible serious consequences of just ringing up the broker and giving him a lot of orders for any stocks that might come to mind, advances this thought : "Caution should be used in making new commitments." Jackson Brothers, Boesel and Co., report: "Business news will count for more, from now on, in the stock market," thereby effectually setting at rest the rumor that hereafter the box scores of the Cub's games will be the controlling factor in establishing market prices. Stein, Alstrin and Co., argues the point that "investment issues should continue their irregular advance," to which, we are sure, investors will reply that they should indeed. The brokers' comments really are — we venture to sug gest — a daily comic strip without pictures. Chivalry THE electorate of Illinois may now schedule for its en joyment next Autumn a political contest of great promise. When the charming Ruth Hanna McCormick enters the arena in strategic attack upon the eminently chivalrous and courtly James Hamilton Lewis the ensuing results are certain to be of a character which will appeal even to those persons who normally go their way un' troubled by the dust and clamor of political life. The Honorable J. Ham. Lewis, in all of his former political campaigns, has been almost painfully considerate to his opponents. When this established attitude receives the natural emphasis which will be given to it in the con test with the feminine adversary, Mr. Lewis may not suc ceed in hastening to a conclusion any of the great political issues of the day but he certainly will render a highly valuable contribution to the subject of manners. Mrs. McCormick will have the support of the prevailing Republicanism of the state and she will have to place her reliance there. If she permits the former senator to engage her in a contest in courteousness the toga is certain to come to rest upon the chivalric shoulders of her opponent. London Views MR. EDGAR WALLACE, the English literary expo nent of the Henry Ford school of mass production, has written a new play on gang warfare in Chicago which has just been produced in London. The play is based upon Mr. Wallace's observations of Chicago during a recent thirty-three hour visit. A play based on gang warfare in Chicago hardly comes under the heading of novelty but the enterprise involved in writing such a play after a thirty-three hour visit commands attention. A thirty-three hour sojourn in Chicago, with the necessary allowance for sleep, for tea and for comments to the newspapers about the impressive vitality of the Town does not, really, leave much time for the accumulation of material. A distinct advantage, however, gained by Mr. Wallace through the brevity of his visit here is that he was able to avoid conflicting impressions, leaving him free to write the story as he intended to before leaving London. —MARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 8 THE CHICAGOAN 1 he Oracious Fashion 01 the jhoe and the Matching Dag Introduced first by Saks=Fiftn Avenue lor discerning women ... it has now become a fashion rule . . . that one s accessories should lorm an ensemble in themselves. A Matching Handbag for The Woman of Fashion iJN8&&ftttft£ **\ SJ&r ...in an interesting new contour... of the same combination and pat tern of matching kid and lizard. In black and daytime colours. 15.50 A Fastidious New Afternoon Pump ... a delicate new pump ... of beauti ful workmanship. ..intricate in design but classically simple in silhouette. Kid combined with lizard, in black or daytime colours. 18.50 SAKS.FIFTH AVENUE NORTH MICHIGAN AT CHESTNUT . . . CHICAGO THE CHICAGOAN 9 in III THERE WAS A TIME When Scotland Yard Bowed to Chicago ON a day in the early seventies six Englishmen of advanced age and unhappy mein sat about a table in the inner sanctum of the Bank of England. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street had been seduced and these austere gentlemen were awaiting the famous American detective who was to assist them in their search for the clever swindler who had succeeded in the amazing feat of plundering the greatest bank in the world. The coup had been engineered in this way: A little over a year before a Mr. F. W. Warren had been introduced to the bank by a well established London tailor who had made for him a varied and expensive wardrobe. Warren, so By ROMOLA V O Y N O W far as anyone knew, was an American silver king, apparently a polished and cultured gentleman who was staying in London at the Golden Cross Hotel. He was armed with letters of credit from various European bankers of the sound est financial standing and he established himself as a man of wealth by deposit' ing a large sum in the Bank of Eng land. Soon after opening his account, Warren called upon the manager of the bank to say he was leaving England for a short trip to the continent and arranged to communicate with the manager regarding any transactions he might wish to make while away. From Paris he wrote concerning some bonds he wished to buy and upon the man ager's advice to do so replied with a check for ten thousand pounds with which to make the purchase. These bonds were forwarded to his address and soon after he wrote that he had sold them, despositing the amount re ceived from the sale. During the fol lowing six months he bought and sold securities on a rather large scale, all his dealings tending to emphasize his financial ability and solid business judgment. Upon his return to London after this period spent in the continental capitals, Warren began to buy a series of notes of acceptance. By this time he had built up such a reputation that when he introduced to the bank manager a 10 TI4E CHICAGOAN young man called Green who, Warren said, was his confidential clerk and would henceforth bring his notes to the bank for collection, no thought was given the matter. This youth, alter having come to the bank regularly with Warren'? notes for some time, pre sented one which the teller noticed was dateless. Green was instructed to re turn the next day for the money, by which time the date of the paper would have been ascertained, but upon send ing to the supposed signer and asking him to fill in the proper date, it was discovered that the note was a forgery. Immediate investigation proved that all the notes of acceptance other than the first few Warren had presented in per son were also forged. The total in solid English pounds which had been handed Green in exchange for worth less paper was staggering. As for Green, he returned next day to collect the value of the telltale, date less note and when arrested he pro tested that he knew nothing of either Mr. Warren's affairs or his where abouts. He insisted that he had re ceived the notes from a friend of Mr. Warren's whom he met each day on the pavement outside the bank and to whom he turned over all the money collected for them. This unknown in termediary had disappeared with a dis- "Thcy slipped out quietly our ni<)lit" turbing thoroughness and of Mr. War ren's location there was the same lack of any definite clue. Weeks of careful investigation by the London police and Scotland Yard failed to furnish a clue that would point the way to appre hension of either Warren or his accom plice. It was the apparent hopelessness of the task of recovering the stolen money, of restoring honor to The Old Lady, that was under discussion by the six gentlemen seated about the table in the bank's most private chamber. THE door opened and a page en tered with a card which he pre sented to the gentleman at the head of the table, the governor of the Bank of England. His face reflected a sud den relief as he instructed the boy to show the visitor in. As the governor made known the name on the card, there was an evident relaxation in the small group. With a bow from the page, the caller entered the chamber and, after a pause, approached the con ferees who rose with scraping of chairs and general looks of astonished dismay. He was a tall, broad shouldered, fresh young faced man of about thirty wear ing a suit of decided American cut which still bore traces of the dusty Liverpool train from which he had alighted only a few minutes before "Good day, gentlemen," said the young man with a broad and confident smile. "I am William Pinkerton." The six Englishmen now plainly reg istered disappointment. The governor rose to the occasion. "We have been awaiting your ar rival, sir. But, er-ah, I must admit, ah, we rather — " "I know, sir. You were expecting someone much older and arc quite put out at my look of inexperience. How ever, I assure you I am the person for whom your urgent message was in tended and which I lost no time in answering in person. I beg of you to set aside your fears and let me attempt to prove such small ability as has been credited to me in America." As he spoke the six middle aged men continued to stare at him. This boy, could he be the world famous Pinker ton? The man at whose name crooks trembled and statesmen bowed with respect? This the man whose reputa tion already had spread to the four corners of the globe, about whom lurid stories were told and to whom fabulous captures and successes were credited.' This was indeed he. .Son of the fumed Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pink crton Detective Agency, and head of the Chicago branch office. Barely thirty years of age, "Billy" Pinkerton, as he was known to thousands of friends, "The Eye" as he was known throughout the crooked byways of the underworld, had already been engaged in detective work for sixteen years. After he presented his credentials the group settled down to the case in hand. "I have come," Pinkerton addressed the spokesman, "in answer to your cable. You tell me that Scotland Yard has been at work on the case?" THE manager ni the Bank of Eng land lifted his hands in a gesture of impotence. "We called them in as soon as- well, as shiii as we first got the drift of affairs. They've been at work now for almost a month." "Well?" "They have nothing to report. Un fortunately the affair was so cleverly handled that Scotland Yard has been unable to lay its hands on a single clue, a single fact that might lead us any where. In desperation we turned to you, Mr. Pinkerton. Scotland Yard will be at your disposal with all its men, and all its resources." Pinkerton nodded. "I should like to hear all you know about it," he said, and soon the unhappy manager of The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street as the Bank is affectionately known throughout the British empire, was telling him the tale of the biggest swindle of which the institution had ever been a victim. When the recital ended, Pinkerton set to work at once. He went first to the Golden Cross hotel where Mr. Warren was remembered with tender ness, as a man of great generosity and one who lived luxuriously. He had not been registered there for six months past and had left no forwarding ad dress. Pinkerton had anticipated such an answer, and undaunted he set out on a round of the hotels in London. With the assistance of Scotland Yard he made a list of all the Americans in London. These were communicated to his American agencies who reported that not one individual on the list had any past connections which might con nect them with the bank swindle. The search of the hotels went on for two months, night and day. Then the lodging houses were approached. On their rounds the scouting party came to a ramshackle structure in St. James Place, Piccadilly. PINKLRTON addressed himself to the landlady. "I am looking for a friend of mine," he said, "an Ameri can named Perkins who wrote me that he had lodged under your roof. Is he, by any chance, still staying here?" She looked perplexed. "Perkins? TI4CCWICAG0AN n Perkins? There's been no one here by that name, sir. There was a party of Americans here three months back. Four youngish men, they were, who took rooms on the first floor rear." "Did they tell you where they were going?" "Not a word sir. They slipped out quietly one night, with their bags, and not saying a word to me when they left But they paid me a month's rent in advance and it was no business of mine if they chose to leave sudden, like they did." "Might I see their rooms; that is, if they are empty?" The Scotland Yards credentials worked their magic, and the landlady showed them to the vacant rooms. No one had occupied them, she said, since the four gentlemen had left. Pinker ton began pulling out drawers, thump ing pillow cases, looking under the car' per. The empty receptacles on the dressers and the shelves yielded noth ing. Nothing was hidden under the mattresses, nothing had been left on the window sills. Nothing. He turned to leave the dingy suite when his eye was attracted by the waste- basket in a corner; he pounced on the small scraps of paper with which it was filled and emptied the contents on the floor. The policemen waiting for him in the hall heard a jubilant cry. On one fragment was written: "F. A. Warren" and the writing corresponded with the signatures on the notes he had seen in the manager's office. This he pocketed and continued the search. The rest of the paper was blank, but at the bottom was a scrap of blotting paper. Pinkerton examined it care fully. "F. A. Warren, F. A. War ren." had been blotted all over it. But in a corner, almost illegible, was the name of a lady in St. John's Wood, Kensington. "I have what I want," said he tri- muphantly. "Just one more question to the lady. Tell me, what did these men look like?" She scratched her chin meditatively. "That I can hardly say, sir. I hardly saw them at all while they were here. One I noticed in particular looked like a gentleman. Tall and soft spoken, it was him made all the arrangements and gave me the money. The others seemed to look up to him, kind of." Pinkerton was out of the door. Tall and soft spoken. That might very well be his old friend, George McDonald, the poor benighted college graduate and distinguished scholar who had turned forger and swindler while still in his youth. It was like McDonald to be mixed up with a woman, of course, but where had he obtained the financial knowledge to pull off this coup? THE Kensington lady was difficult to locate. At her address Billy was told she had left for the continent. He followed her to Havre, Paris and back to London again. Finally he dis covered her there in a small hotel. "Friend of Mr. McDonald's," he an nounced himself. She gave orders to admit him at once, and he found her awaiting him eagerly. "You come from George?" she in quired. "I've seen him," said Pinkerton mournfully. "He said he thought you ought to have someone to look after you." The girl's face flamed, "Oh, he did, did he? Thinks he can run off when ever he likes and then send you to — " She stopped and looked at Pinkerton quizzically. "Who are you?" she de manded. When she had heard, she tossed her head. "Guess I can tell you a few things you want to know." She told Pinkerton that George was indeed implicated in the swindle, but maintained that he was only a tool. Warren was the real manipulator. He had left London two days before the forged notes had first been passed. George left after Green's arrest. Where she didn't know, but that it was with another woman she was sure. Warren? Didn't know much about him, but he was an American, too. Knew all about banking, he did. George said that Warren wanted to live in the tropics some day, when he quit. Pinkerton left her to get in touch with his New York office. "Get me," he instructed, "names of all New York or Chicago stock market experts who have been in England within the year." Among the first twenty names that reached him was that of Austin Bid- well. Billy laid his expert finger on it and went back to the States confident that Mr. Warren's identity had been revealed. Austin Bidwell had been a prosperous broker at 20, and had taken to crime after a single bad speculation wiped out his profits. He had been to Europe a couple of times on some il legal business, and knew enough of the workings of finance to have done the job. Wanted to live in the tropics, did he? From the New York office a man was sent to Florida to canvass the hotel registries. Then he went scouting in the West Indies. All the consuls were asked for names of extravagant young Americans in their territories. Finally in Havana, the name of Austin Bid- "You come from George? well appeared. Bidwell was evidently a millionaire who had come there with his bride. ONE night, just as Mr. Bidwell was sitting down among a group of twenty guests in his home, the door swung open to admit a file of soldiers at whose head was a man in mufti. "I am John Curtin of the Pinkerton forces," he announced. "I arrest you in the name of the Governor General of Cuba." In the meantime Pinkerton had, with the aid of postal authorities, come into possession of mail addressed to Mc Donald, who was in Ireland. At the very moment that Bidwell was sur prised at his sumptuous banquet table, McDonald was arrested in Ireland, and brother George Bidwell taken into custody in Paris. Their assault on the formerly im pregnable Bank of England was consid' ered one of the most daring swindles ever attempted in the history of crime, and his solution of it did much to make the figure of William Allan Pinkerton the most colorful in criminal annals, and increase his reputation as the most brilliant detective in the world. [Another Pinkerton story will appear in the next issue of The Chicagoan.] 12 TUQ CHICAGOAN MOVING DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN From Town to Country with a Curse By DOROTHY ALDIS ALWAYS about two weeks, ten days i and seven days before moving there is discussion in the Smith family about who shall call up the Movers. "But darling, I did it last October," says Mrs. Smith. "No you didn't. I did it last Octo ber. Don't you remember — ?" Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith are very tenacious Rememberers. "Well I'll call up," says Mr. Smith finally. "I'll do it; I'll call up." On the next day Mr. Smith is urged to send up a strong man from the office to crate barrels, pack books, etc., and in the evening he is questioned as to his activities in that direction. "Eve had a terrible day," says Mr. Smith, passing his hand over his brow. "Not a minute to myself. I don't feel well." The following morning Mr. Smith is still not feeling well. He does not like his eggs. He does not like his bacon. He sighs while Mrs. Smith pleads with him to remember to provide a strong man to crate barrels, pack books, etc. "I will, I will, I will," says Mr. Smith. But in the evening he returns to her, sullen and guilty. "Well anyway," says Mrs. Smith, "go over to the drug store and get some mothballs for putting away your clothes." His clothes! Didn't Mrs. Smith — didn't assorted little Smiths have leg gings and what not to be salted down? Hadn't every other member of the household had the whole long lovely sunny day to step over to the drug store and get mothballs in? And yet how can he with wis dom say these things that are in his heart after forgetting to provide the strong man for the barrels? Ah! the strong man! THEN on the evening of the day before moving it turns out that Mr. Smith is the strong man for bar rels, books, etc. He's strong until quite late. And the next morning the chil dren, bright sensitive little creatures that they are, are wide awake at six o'clock. Awake and eager. "Daddy, why is ail the furniture standing out in the hall? For going to Jerusalem, Daddy? For going to Jerusalem?" "Daddy, why have you got a hair ribbon on your fumb?" "Daddy hurt his thumb, dear; that's a bandage. Now run back to your room and go to sleep again." Soon, however, Mr. and Mrs. Smith decide it is better to get up and lay hold on life rather than simmer in bed. There is plenty to lay hold on. There are cribs, baby pens, rubber bath tubs and other conveniences to truss up for the moving man. There arc front door, mail box and store room keys to be left for the tenant, with a diagram showing just how to make the mail box key work. Also a note written in whimsical vein explaining why the rugs and curtains are still at the cleaners. And there arc Things To Decide. "Do you really want to take this coat out to the country, dear?" "Why shouldn't I want to take that coat out to the country? I like that coat." "I know, but you never wear it." "It's my coat. Mr. Smith looks severe and aggrieved. Mrs. Smith is beginning to suspect that he can look severe and aggrieved at will. "Well anyway, John, what about the beer? Arc you going to leave it for the tenant to drink?" No, he isn't leaving it for the tenant to drink. It seems he thought the nurse could pack it with the baby bottles. ITH the baby bottles! Never, Mr. Smith learns, has beer been packed with baby bottles. The way beer is transported, he learns, is for the Interested Party to pack it carefully in a big w(x)den box with excelsior. "And don't," says Mrs. Smith, "ask me where a box is." So time wears on, and in the course of it breakfast appears, but owing to the crating away of various objects it has not its usual dear familiar look. "Where's my Peter Rabbit dish, Mummy? I want my cereal out of my Peter Rabbit dish." "It's packed, darling. This is a nice dish. You cat your cereal out of this dish." "I always eat my cereal out of my Peter Rabbit dish." "But darling, it's packed. It's packed to go out in the country. Just think what fun to see it again tonight." "Ohhhhhhhhh." "Listen, Mary — " "My Peter RaaAAAaabbit Dish — " "My God, where is her Peter Rabbit dish?" It gets to be ten o'clock. "W here are your movers?" grumbles Mr. Smith. "I'd like to get down to the office some time." "My movers? Why are they my mover s?" asks Mrs. Smith. "W e 1 1 you called them up, didn't you?" [continued on PAGE ?,3] TUQ CHICAGOAN LIGHT WHINES AND JEERS In Temperance We Trust PROHIBITION has always been more an economic matter than is commonly recognized. In no small measure the temperance movement which led slowly up to prohibition, was an attempt on the part of women to preserve and insure the earning capacity of husbands and of sons as prospective husbands. The brewers fought back with equal desperation to defend and to increase their property and incomes. Facts were manufac tured on both sides; figures lied and liars figured; economic interests of wives clothed themselves as "mother, home, and heaven" sentiment; eco nomic interests of brewers as the "sacredness of private property;" and sentiment confronted sentiment like an irresistible force before an immovable object. Then with the growth of in dustrial power another economic inter est emerged which broke the immovable object with the force made still more irresistible when manufacturers and business men discovered the economic value of sobriety and regularity on the part of their employees. When the business boss joined forces with the housewife, many an old soak had to sober. In one sense, prohibition represented a democratizing movement. It suc ceeded in displaying the economic in terests of the greater number — women, children and intemperate men — as more important than those of the brew ers, distributors, and dispensers. The property rights of the latter did not count against the rights of employers to efficiency and of wives and children to support. In another sense, how ever, it represented an undemocratic movement, because it showed that per sonal liberty does not count when it im pairs the economic sub-structure or the social context. The fact that few, if any, desire a return of the saloon regime indicates that we have accepted this lesson: laissez faire does not apply to liquor. It leaves too many hind most for the devil to take. In a tightly-geared and swiftly-moving' civilization we cannot longer talk the irresponsibility of personal liberty. The question is no longer whether prohibi- By T. V. SMITH Like Lincoln, who sorroived over the House divided against itself, Profes sor Smith believes that we cannot endure all wet or all dry. The ques tion is not — to beer or not to beer — but how? ' tion, but how prohibition and what kind? So much for theory. What about facts? It is easy to see in all urban centers at least that business men who in the interest of efficiency ruined the business of the brewers still use their own profits to procure the products that the brewers once made; that these products, though quantitatively re duced, are now .manufactured and dis tributed irresponsibly with increased detriment to social order and with a pitiable decline in quality; that many women who meantime have become self-supporting and some who have not, join the men who can afford it in the widespread indoor sport of breaking the law and denting the constitution. SEEING all this and knowing only what I see and read in philosophy books, I as a moderate teetotaler asked myself, not "What are we coming to?" (for I know that the human race is always coming to ruin, though seldom getting there) but, "What really are we driving at in the prohibition laws?" The constitution prohibits intoxicat ing liquors. Check and double check. But does this amendment prescribe a safeguard, or enact a philosophy of life? Well, the statutory interpretation of the phrase was before me. But, like many another citizen, I had not up to this time asked myself what the Vol stead Act really means — means, as it were, kinaesthetically, autonomically. Being, however, experimental in spirit, I let my curiosity get the better of me. I procured by means more fair than foul a teaspoonful of pure alcohol, sequestered it until the solemn hour of midnight, drew the blinds, looked un der the bed, squandered it into a quart of innocent water, said my prayers, and gulped it all down — gulped down Mr. Volstead's one-half of one per cent. I certify here publicly that it did not incapacitate me, it did not so much as take out of my mouth the taste left by drinking before it what one of my colleagues has called a "chlorine highball" made of our pure Chicago city water. In fact it would not have feazed the infant found smil ing the other day at the Stevens Hotel. I had vaguely supposed up to this time that what we prohibitionists were warning against was intemperance; but it came home to me in that hour of disillusionment that stimulation was henceforth forever outside my reach; for with a teaspoon-to-a-quart concoc tion it was clear that I would sooner endanger my life through stomach dis tention than my sanity or even effi ciency through exhilaration. Knowing that definitions are as of ten instruments for annihilating op ponents as for clearing our minds, I looked up the history of this definition of intoxicants. Congress had taken it over from the states that had previous ly gone for prohibition. The states took it over from the local option counties. The counties got it from the brewers, who had jocosely invented it in the days of their power as a weapon against any conceivable competition from untaxed soft drink parlors. That was a history that even a humorist could understand; and I paused to laugh long and loud over the predica ment of the brewers-—hoist high, as they were, with their own petard. THE CHICAGOAN BUT that merriment over, the recog nition settled down upon me with a thud that prohibition as defined was meant, so far as alcohol is concerned, to enthrone abstinence rather than temperance as the ideal of life. And if for alcohol now, why not for all stimulants eventually? Then I re membered the long fight that the pio neer women had made, beset on every hand by self -denials; and I did not wonder at their thinking that their men might do without one thing when they felt that they themselves had to do without so many things — one little thing that not infrequently greatly in creased their own privations. Nor did I wonder that business men should think reasonable a policy that increased their profits so that they could afford extra-legal stimulants if they wished. But did this mean, I asked myself, that average men with increasing leisure and average women with increasing leisure as housewives or increasing liberty and leisure as wage-earners, were to face life with only daily gossip and normal endocrines? For I assumed that the abstinence ideal would be made to prevail as rapidly as possible over the whole of life. What would now "dull the sharp edges of life and translate pain and sorrow into an amiable melancholy?" What would enliven after dinner speeches and serve as medicine for snake bites, Freudian and prairie? Could efficiency, I asked myself, be come an adequate philosophy of life, when already our prosperity is pri marily threatened by over-production? Could the indicated spread of leisure become more general for both men and women, I queried, without com mon men wanting to enjoy in their leisure the stimulations that all leisured classes have always enjoyed? The outlook for enforcement of abstinence did not seem bright to me, even though I recognized the strength in the con tention that the only way for weak men to get along with lusty Bacchus is to get along without him. But what led to most doubt on my part was how the Zeitgeist would respond to the ab stinence ideal. Good men and bad alike are broken if they fence with this wild windmill of the Zeitgeist. SINCE prohibition was now seen to represent the abstinence ideal, it appeared clearly as the outcropping of a philosophy described by moderns as Puritanic, but a philosophy hoary with age before Puritanism saw the light. Back of abstinence lay the notion of life as a pilgrim's progress through an alien world — the journey of a trans fixed soul to a super-mundane goal. As long as men were obsessed by this "travel-image," they were naturally im patient of anything that stayed their course. Alcohol — and, for that mat ter, dancing and sex and cards, not only stopped their feverish flight but dimmed their goal by the lure of sub stitute attraction It made this foolish, whirling old earth look sometimes so attractive that the Surface Lines threat ened to bankrupt the Elevated, especi ally since "feeder busses" were pro vided free by the Surface Lines of life. Now, however, that the sky pilots have at last returned to earth sadder but wiser men after their dizzy fling at the stock-markets of the sky, they have become interested in terrestrial real es tate. Their children have learned to love the glossy finish of automobiles and the whirring motors of airplanes. And even the oldest and most timid of us are now and then troubled by the feeling that since life is no longer a journey but a job, we ought to enjoy our work and appropriate our leisure for play. Moving day is over for mankind, however much the aftermath of early migration may figure in our day dreams and in our religion. Here we are, for a day that is ours. And, as a holy man of old mournfully ob served, "there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave." In the twentieth century what could be the chance for survival of a movement based upon such a philoso' phy? I cannot but suspect that prohi' bition interpreted as abstinence, has come as an anachronism to a genera- tion that has pretty well forsaken the ascetic ideal in all other fields. A vie tory that might have had prestige to carry it through as a sustained educa tional measure in 1880 or 1890, finds itself in 1920 and 1930 smiled at, if not flaunted, by the younger genera tion, and strangely enough by some of the older generation whom youth has corrupted. In an age when chaperon- age is declining and companionate marriage is rising, when the church finds itself on the defensive, and hedon ism as a philosophy of life on the aggressive — in such a generation absti nence simply lacks "IT." Neither pres tige value nor external sanctions exist to put it over. Nor can education do the job with educators themselves cor rupted by a pedagogical philosophy of self-expression and self-realization — unless we take seriously Plato's humor ous proposal to banish all above ten years of age and start over! Has not asceticism played itself out in begetting prohibition, and are ascetic laws good risks when enforcement of them de pends upon Epicurean tastes? YOUR Puritan was indigenous to a harder world, less leisure, less refinement; and when he did sin, he [continued on paue 50] THE CWCAGOAN 15 THOSE TRYING TOWER TOWN TEAS Hobnobbing With the Illiterati DID you ever go to a Sunday tea in Tower Town? You should. For this is where you learn about life. This is where all is explained and pointed out and footnoted in a strong voice and unless you listen you are not admired but if you listen long enough you are a good egg and then you can count on guests tomorrow night. But drop in on us any Sunday after noon you're in our part of town and well give you cocktails and maybe some tea and we'll show you life. We will show you how to do everything you want to do and we will tell you how we are going to do the things we will never get around to getting done and we will tell you to listen because you need to know. We will talk and we will talk and we will talk and you must not interrupt; you are supposed to keep still and if you say anything, that is bad manners, for you came to listen to us. We will let you know some people who are real people, whom you ought to know if you want to know what is really going to go on, and what should go on if something did not get in the way, and you will find out that you have a lot to learn. We will talk about James Joyce and By ROBERT D. ANDREWS Case 418 and Canal street gin and the people who just left and the Fifth sym phony and who is Nathalia Crane if anybody cares and how does Bob Casey sell his books and Schlogl's on a Satur day afternoon and Cabell and how to pronounce him and the people who are coming over at five and the book we have been collaborating on for three years and nine months and what makes the piano sound like that and can that girl really sing and Case 119 and Canal street gin and the fourth verse of Willie the Weeper and that girl over in the corner, the one with the blue dress that hangs that way, and The River Amour and who borrowed it and why doesn't he bring it back and Canal street gin and James Joyce and us. And us. And us. We will talk about us until we get tired and then we will take you apart and then we will talk about us and then after you go home we will really talk about you. NOTE: Mr. Andrews' series began in the March 2g issue with a pungent depiction of first-nightly behavior in Chicago. The Tower Town Tea is his second article. Dozvntown Din ing is scheduled for subsequent dis section. YOU must not interrupt. You came to listen and find out what you really should know so you'd better keep quiet and drink your tea and let us settle things. We will say the Goodman is a place. A place. We will say that there is a new dirty book that costs eleven dol lars and somebody is going to lend it to us in three weeks, if he can borrow it from the man who bought it from somebody who borrowed it from a man. We will say that art is dead in the theater or that Rin-Tin-Tin is the only good movie actor and we will say something is wrong with the Ameri can mind. We will say we have a new idea we are working on and we will say it goes this way and you will listen whether you want to or not. Don't get the idea we invited you over because we wanted to listen to you. If you've got anything to say we've heard it already and anyhow who do you think you are, where do you get the idea you can take charge and go on talking when we have so many things to say that you really ought to know and when we are all ready to talk and when we are used 16 TUQ CHICAGOAN to talking and it is good for our souls and it frees us and makes us strong? You just go over there in the corner and sit on that pillow and keep out of the way and you will learn things, but if you try to talk you will not be popu lar, we will make you feel as if you ought to be in the next room, and you will have it coming to you, for if you haven't got any better manners than that why are you coming around us anyhow? E will say that our rent isn't paid by next Tuesday we will have a rent party and you'd better come and you ought to be able to help out and how does it happen you get so much money for just doing that and why don't you rationalize yourself and realize your limitations and forget your libido and don't put your heels on that Persian cover and why didn't you bring up some anchovy paste and what do you suppose makes people read your magazine? We will say that the great Chicago book has never been written because there is nobody in Chicago who can write, but we will say that you ought to read the second scene in the third act of our play and then we will read it aloud and you had better listen and say it is good. We will say that oil of almonds goes very well in a cocktail and we will say that you are a thorough-going Anglo- Saxon phrase, we like you or we wouldn't call you that because really that is a compliment. We will say that where we really need to be is Paris and did you tele phone that girl and what was she like and she thinks a lot of us but we are always busy. We will talk about them: IThat one is six feet tall and she • has an infantile face pulled out to a point that hurts you when you look at it and it seems to stab you in the chest even if you stand ten feet away, and she likes to rumple your hair and tell you about the man she was going to marry only he died and say now why don't you brace up and get to work and really paint because I know you can, you are just wasting your time doing what you are doing now. She will say everything in one breath and then she will go on saying everything and the words tumble out of her in a flood and a cascade; you must not talk while she is saying things or she will know you have not got a soul and she will tell people about it and they will look at you. She is always lying down. I don't believe I ever saw her when she was sitting up or standing. She even goes out of a door as though she were lying down. She has her haircut in a new way every month and she wears Nile green lingerie under unpressed tweeds. She heard somebody say "futilitarian" once and now she works the word into every conversation. She is always try ing not to sneeze and she always talks about art. Or she will talk about Wages of Sin She who's meek as any nun, Laboring from sun to sun, Doing daily kindnesses, Asking neither thanks, nor less, Let her struggle as she can — She will never get a man. She whose life's a scribbled page Has a beau at any age! She who casts a disapproving Eye on wine and casual loving, Going in for Women's Clubs, Always being nice to dubs, She who's good and very quiet, Wastes her time on rouge or diet- Let her feast on cream and whey No one wants her anyway! She whose chastity is worn Like a banner, like a horn, May in time discover it Out-of-date a little bit; She who's ultra-pure may n.iss Many a moment, many a kiss- She whose virtue's long been lost Does not have to count the cost! — DOROTHY DOW. your soul. She will talk about your soul and you will feel that you are being undressed by a doctor who hopes for the worst and you will feel rather indecently exposed and you will want to go home but you cannot escape her, she will go along. She drinks tea with lemon, sugar and a dash of gin. She saw Strange Interlude five times and she has Ideas about O'Neill. 2 Five minutes after he has . punched you in the stomach to introduce himself he will tell you he is living in sin. If you do not ask for details you will get them anyhow so you'd better be polite and let him tell the story he has worked up for the purpose, which is a good story although it is a lie. He is the kind of man who holds a girl by the shoulder and breathes into her face while he tells about the time he crashed Riq's col umn with a poem that had a double meaning and he doesn't think Riq got the point because he didn't change a word but he may be wrong. He knows the real names of all the column con tributors and he has two of his own. He tells you he would like to be a knight in black armor and he believes it, but the truth is that he wants to find a corn plaster that really works. He buys books on the stands for twenty cents each and he will tell you interminably that he believes he got a real bargain out of that place and the funny thing is that they didn't seem to know, and he will tell you you ought to read his copy of Fannie Hill and he has a copy of Immoralia which he did not buy but which he is always quoting. He is the kind of man who has pet names for his automobile, his radio, his walkup studio and his lady. They are equally hard to remember. He used to be a butcher in Dubuque but now he is one of the boys. 3 1 think this young man fixes his • hair before he comes into the room so it will be easier for the ladies to muss it up and I know he practised in front of a bathroom mirror until he learned how to make his eyes sad. I know he never paid a check in his life or waited for an invitation before going to a party or did half the things he says he has done or ever really did any thinking but I know you are sup posed to let him do his act because un less you do he feels repressed and you must remember your manners, you must not repress him or he will know you are no gentleman. He will grow more and more Irish as more and more of his black curls fall out. 4 She thanks God that she is the . sister of an artist. She thanks God and dances. She believes she was born to dance and so she dances and her skirts fly out wildly and she has funny legs but she says she would like to dance to music played behind an Arab screen and it would be pretty awful if she did. She gives you a chance to ask you pose for her and she is likely to push TI4E CHICAGOAN 17 the conversation around to Leonardo da Vinci and soon she will be telling you in a loud voice what Da Vinci said about anatomy and if you don't know Merejkowski she will have plenty of latitude and then you will hear a lot of things. She is thirty-one years old but she is still being sixteen and there are wrinkles in her neck and somebody ought to buy her a nail file. She lives in a studio colony and knows all the people by their first names and if your door is locked she will bounce in through a window and it never occurs to her that she is one too many, she says go right ahead and let her watch you because she might learn something but she doubts it. Anyhow, she will be your little sister and she will tell all the neighbors you are funny about things and you have your initials on your pajamas and really you can't write but she likes to see how you react when she puts you to Tests. She is still reading The Croc\ of Gold and she intends to catch up on Gide as soon as she finds out about Roualt. She thinks she is Quite a Thing and don't worry, she will tell you all about it. She got a degree and you had • better not forget it. She is a good listener, she tells you, and she says go ahead, she likes to hear you talking; if you are a pretty girl she tells you "You are lusty" and that classifies you forever; if you do what she does, if you write, she tells you that you haven't organized yourself or you'd know you are doing the wrong thing but if you do something else, if you paint or sing or make clocks, she will say that probably you enjoy it but nobody in any art really gets as much out of it as the writer gets out of his work and for example look at the way she reacted to the scene where the man discovers his wife is going to run away with the cook and then she reads you the scene with gestures. She holds a salon every Sunday afternoon and she lets you understand it's got to be a salon, she goes back and forth wearing wooden-soled shoes and no stockings and sometimes she shows you how she got her big toe broken and she sees to it that every body talks, but whenever they talk too long she starts a diversion, she begins to talk herself and then you are to sit back and give her time to say what she has been thinking about, which is usually a lot of things. She makes the worst cocktails in the world and when she gets drunk she cries and tells you how she made her Mistake. 6 The high spot in his career was • achieved the day he received eleven guests for tea and he wore trousers but no shirt and he flexed all afternoon, sitting in the window and Platitudes for the Young Never believe me when I say Love shall last for another day . . . I, who by love am sorely vexed, How should I know where love goes next? Never believe me when I swear, Tearing my newly henna'd hair, Saying, Forever! — and such-like stuff: This is the truth; Today's enough! This is the truth; that what we have — And little enough at the best it is, Lasts as long as the deepest grave — Goes as fast as the fleetest kiss! And this, still truth, Dear; that if it stayed, Lingering on in our heart's warm breath, We would be utterly dismayed — We would, alike, be bored to death! — DOROTHY DOW. holding a cat on his lap, or he walked around and threw out his chest, and all the time he was saying this musician is a faker and that painter is a friend but he never learned how to mix oil and that man ought to take up em broidery and there is a story about this woman but he could not vouch for the truth of it but here it was. After a while he took off his trous ers. He wore bright blue shorts and I think he thought he looked like Gene Tunney but that was an error. When he went away there was a war in the place he went to and some body said they hoped he got in the middle of it but he didn't. He will be back. 7 She says she had a Polynesian » grandmother and that is what caused everything. She is always standing by the fireplace with her head back or she closes her eyes while the piano is played or she spreads her hands and says "My fingers are so long, aren't they?" and she asks if you would carry her across that puddle, these are her only shoes and there is a hole in one and she had to put -in cardboard. She says that girl is not worthy of you, she is just a girl, she has nothing about her and just because she has a lot of money to spend she can buy good clothes but she has no taste. She will dance. All the lights must be turned out and you are not to move at all or that will break the spell. Somebody has to put on the Orientale record and then she puts on a dress she saves up for the occasion. It has no sleeves and it is very long and it makes her look taller. She poses against the window with her hands out and her arms are carefully stiff, she lets down her hair. It is all very barbaric. She is always barbaric, even when she has a cold in her head, but when she borrows your handkerchief she never gives it back. She says some day she is going to go back to the island where her grand mother was born because she knows that is where she really belongs. Per haps she is right. SO you see: You just drop in Sunday after noon and we will talk about Heming way and is dumb-bell bread all right for sandwiches and is your family really rich and what did you go to that school for and where did you get that coal you have and Case 219 and the woman who lives on the floor below and the young actor with the nar cissus complex and the trouble with acting in these days and demonology and two pianos and how would you figure out a detective story that starts like that and Canal street gin and what ever happened to that party you were going to give for us and will you go down three blocks and get some ice cream, get plenty, and have you got a dollar until Monday and James Joyce and us. And us. And us. Drop in any time at all and have tea and we will talk and you will learn a lot. Only you'll have to re member your manners. You just let us talk and then things will be all right. 18 THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGOANS The Groom of Pegasus TO discover Harriet Monroe, the woman who is fortified behind a rather large desk in the sunny editorial office of Poetry is no mean task. A rather tiny lady wearing spectacles with gray hair and quietness of manner who greets all visitors kindly any morn ing after ten o'clock in her office on East Erie street. Always she will talk interestingly and enjoyably about everything but Harriet Monroe. There is a repose of manner which after a few moments conversation seems merely a glazed shield which veils an intentness of mind and mastery of purpose. She was born into a talented family which also has the distinction of being one of Chicago's early pioneers. When still a very young girl she distinguished herself and achieved fame as a poet at the time of the World's Fair in 1893 through her own poem the now famous Columbian Ode. She has published several books of her own beginning with a memoir of her talented brother- in-law, John Wellborn Root, in 1896, then Valeria and Other Poems, The Passing Show, a play written in poe try, You and I, The Difference as well as two Anthologies of Twentieth Cen tury verse. But the quantity of her own literary creation and output has been sacrificed to her real life's work, that of editing Poetry, a magazine of contemporary poetry, which she founded in 1912 and has carried to success and literary fame. There is no need to call her years of devotion to the furthering the interests of other poets martyrdom. She has enjoyed the work too thoroughly! Her sympathies and interests have been with all poets in the world, those much neglected and unrecognized artists who have had so little remuneration and ap preciation for their genius. The poet has for the most part never been able to live by his art, he is unable and totally unfitted to other kinds of work. Feeling that "Only a great art can survive when a widespread impulse meets with an equally widespread im pulse of sympathy" she set about the huge task of creating this "impulse of sympathy" for poetry which someone has called the "Cinderella of Arts." Harriet Monroe What big ripples that gesture started would be hard to count or measure today! IT was in 1911 that she gathered to gether twenty men, among whom was Wayne Chatfield -Taylor, a writer and patron of arts, who would be will ing to act as the guarantors and bene factors of a "little" magazine publish ing the best contemporary poetry. The sum to keep the magazine going was absurdly small as compared with the sums spent on other arts each year. One of her ideas for the coming poets of future generations is that they will receive larger prize gifts in competitive ways. There are but three hundred prizes for poets in contrast to eight thousand prizes for artists each year. In October, 1912, while Miss Mon roe was still art editor of the Tribune. Poetry had its first printing. Its stand ards and ideals have never been chal lenged through these successive years either by the guarantors or the literary public. Some rather humorous stories have been told about Miss Monroe's "stick-to-it-iveness" on this point of maintaining, a high standard. A cer tain young man who liked to write poetry accumulated rather a large sheaf of verses. Knowing that his father was one of the guarantors of Poetry he was a bit timid whether or not he should challenge the editor by send ing his poetry to be printed. Finally mustering courage he sent them along a bit self-consciously hoping that they would merit printing, yet afraid that she might be too generous. He need not have worried. The answer came readily enough in the return of all the poems which the editor had carefully scanned. She wrote a little note say ing that while she could not print the poems because they were not up to the standard of the magazine, she would be very glad to discuss them with the author. She is ever kind but firm! The editor's honesty in her duty was quite unwavering though perhaps she might lose a guarantor. It takes great courage to stick impartially to ideals knowing that one is going to be ac cused of being opinionated. And those who know her best arc so well aware how painstakingly she seperates her personal opinions from poetic criticism. Recently when asked what she thought about a certain type of poetry which is popular at present, she merely smiled and replied, "I have long since ceased giving my opinion, it is not merely a question of liking or disliking a poem that is important, but of standards of form, rhythm, as well as creative imagination." ALL famous literary folk who visit i Chicago arc entertained by Har riet Monroe. It is at many of these parties that one realizes her self-efface ment. She sits in the background among her poets watching and listen ing to their conversation. Probably it is the reason why they like to be en tertained. For someone has said that the most successful hostess is the one who allows her guests to entertain themselves. How much she is "taken for granted" is told in the stories which she will not tell herself of troubled poets who have taken their troubles, financial and personal, as well as their poems to the editor's desk. Many of them have been helped in different ways according to his need and none have been turned away without aid. It is said that the poet in trouble in- THE CHICAGOAN 19 varibly flies for the anodyne to Poetry. Though few know it Miss Monroe is a person full of civic pride and en terprise. She is well versed in politics and takes her voting seriously. Politics might be called her hobby and she is always eager to indulge in a heated discussion with a worthy opponent. She lives at the Illinois Women's Ath letic Club making good use of its spacious gymnasium. With that same intentness which characterizes her work she recently learned to swim, and goes out for track several times a week. For those poets who still feel that they have not yet found the way to her heart, Miss Monroe is exceptionally fond of apple pie — and perhaps, though the possible loss of a guarantor will not corrupt her honesty toward her duty, those who still believe in bribes might send a pie before the poem and find it the Achilles heel. But for the most part her hobbies are limited to poets and poetry; her pleasures to poets and poetry; her works also, and her life a long devotional to their interests. Among those poets who have ap peared in the pages of Poetry long be fore they were printed elsewhere are Tagore, Vachel Lindsay, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters and Sara Teasdale. Several Chicagoans have had much of their poetry printed there including George Dillon, Eunice Tietjens, Marion Strobel and Dorothy Aldis. Harriet Monroe has become the cen ter around which groups gather and they have grown so used to her loyalty that they take her for granted. One person has said, "She is like the sun — whose beautiful course we are aware of, but too frequently ignore." Marion Strobel's poem tells the story: Oh, you have lived too long! There is no place For such as you within this crowded room Where people come to bicker and drink tea, And sometimes dare, between a ban died word, To tell of you — as though you'd come to be Another fable, lovely and absurd, Without much meaning or reality; As though you were not here, and had not heard. So quietly has she gone about sub merging self and her work that only the great force of the work itself is felt, and just so difficult is it to sep arate that work and Harriet Monroe's personality. Antiquamania Chicago's Own Show By FAYETTE KRUM NEVER has a group of Chicagoans bristled more at civic onslaught than did the antiquamaniacs who have enlisted their treasures and enthusiasm for the success of the first Chicago An tiques Exposition on view at the Drake Hotel during the week of April 21. Hardly had the exposition letter heads, listing the names of some sixty- four of Chicago's best known women as patronesses, been off the press when such patronesses received a letter from the managers of the New York An tiques Exposition protesting that "as the East is the repository of the great er part of the valuable antiques and the residence of the principal antique deal ers, you will see that no creditable ex position can be given in Chicago with out the interest and representation of the East." The letter went on to im plore the women not to lend their names to such an enterprise. Even dealers here received the same communication! A red flag, this letter. Many of the patronesses immediately wrote express ing their faith in the local exposition; some were anxious to take up arms; many ignored the letter entirely. Of all exposed only one was taken down with buck fever. The dealers were vehement. At the get-together dinner at the Congress, even though one of the worst blizzards in our history practically annihilated traffic that night, all but two rallied 'round. As a result of this dinner and as an indication of the faith of every one concerned that Chicago could give a creditable exposition the checks of fourteen New York dealers who had applied for space were returned to them. The Chicago promoters have been particularly wise in devoting a large part of the exposition to a private loan exhibit — an idea overlooked in the Eastern shows. Thus we see things never touched by dealers; for instance, part of George F. Harding's remark able collection of armor — unequalled anywhere in the country except by the Metropolitan Museum and containing several suits which even the Metro politan covets. Ann Fonda Rice, descendant of Douw Fonda, the first settler of Fonda, New York, set up in a booth at the Drake, a completely equipped dining- room with furnishings brought from the original Fonda Homestead built in 1780. Tavern-stretcher table, pine dresser, rare pewter, pine Windsor chairs, and a real butterfly table, of which Wallace Nutting says there are only about sixty in existence. Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick allowed the committee carte blanche in her house to make their selections. As a result of their tour they are showing the famous Louis XVI sofa, eight petit point chairs, and three Aubousson rugs from her boudoir; all of the very un usual Dutch antique furnishings from her Delft room; and her three Na poleon I chairs. Mrs. Moses Wentworth exhibits a Stuart portrait of Washington; Mrs. Jacob Baur has contributed a mirror whieh once was in Lincoln's home; Mr. Ben Felix of the Edgewater Beach Apartments has lent a 150-year old chair which was part of Eugene Field's collection of antiquities. The Mrs. Frank Luce collection of vaseline glass, famous among Sandwich glass collec tors, is also present. Leonard Busby has a group of antique firearms which includes three valuable Kentucky riffes, developed in 1776. This type of gun so far out-ranged the British muskets in the Revolution that George the Third sent to Germany and hired a number of Jaeger regiments hoping that these famous marksmen could out- shoot the Continentals with the new rifles. But the Hessians were little better than the British, and a London newspaper, because of the accuracy of the Kentucky guns, referred to the Colonists as "Cold Blooded Assassins." Mr. Harding's booth with its ten suits of armor represents the real money of the show. Did you know that you can't pick up a simple little job of genuinely old armor for a sum of less than five figures? Mr. Harding has paid as high as $105,000 for some of the suits. When one considers he has sixty-one suits, he may easily be conceded the most expensive wardrobe in town, Gene Markey to the contrary notwithstanding. The movies have long since given us the idea that real, overwhelming grandeur in multi-mil lionaires' homes is indicated by an odd suit or two of armor stationed along the corridor to the conservatory, but those, dear children, were only Holly wood fakes, and so rare are authentic old armors that there is not a single suit in Chicago outside of Mr. Hard ing's collection. 20 THE CHICAGOAN TOWN TALK Spring Song^ Midwest Humor ^Gag Revue ^-Blushes Unseen Prankish Husbands ~~0ld Aristocratic Eights -^Dune Subdivisions Efficiency in Hi-jacking ByMCHAKD "RIQUARIUS" ATWATEK SPRING is burgeoning; fishermen, for all we know, are sturgeoning; and a dreamy dizziness hovers in the vernal breeze. If it meant anything, the constabulary would be picking vio lets out of the streetcar tracks; lush buds of verdancy would be popping out on the twin rows of linden trees along the Boul Mich; and the laughing maidens of old Chicago, in their native velvet bodices and particolored petti coats, would be folk-dancing in the square beneath the tower clock in the City Hall, as Mayor Thompson, a new fragrant edelweiss in his green hunting hat, would be vervishly playing Grieg on his silver fife from an ivied upper balcony. As it is, ho, yorp! the townsfolk plod past the tattered placards of a recent election to their stern and l<x>ming ren dezvous with the tumbrils of May I. Kent Your Own Home AND one of the things we've found i out about the Cooperative Apart ment — that great liberal discovery of a new era, a discovery which, like the steel skyscraper, the contributor-admit ting column, and rackets in general, presumably had its birth in Chicago- - is that it doesn't settle the moving day problem. Apparently it doesn't make any difference whether you Own Your Home or just rent it, when the time comes for your job to move to Buffalo. While your Mr. Riq's claws are still clinging agilely to his costly nest, we (this is the bird-editorial "we") would be pretty blind not to have noticed the way our c<x>perative neighbors keep changing faces from year to year. Be fore these quaint transformations, stop ping at our d<x>r as cooperative neigh bors will to borrow a mailbox key to see if it will open their box, they usually drop a hint or two of what is going on. Thus we learn that the two familiar jokes about Moving Day— (1) about the gentle movers smashing the furniture, (2) the one about the new home being even worse than the old one ignore a third situation even richer in comic possibilities. Perhaps Mr. Eugene O'Neill, using once more, as in Strange Interlude, our townswoman Alice Gerstenberg's method of showing the Overtones that are people's real thoughts in a delicate human transaction, will some day ade quately reveal what happens when a prospect for the apartment calls to in- Three Ring Flashes By CLAYTON RAWSON NOTE All the world goes to the circus ami Mr. Rawson ably depicts for us a few more ennaum^, scenes. The Elephant smiles but Aunt Hallie has her qualms. "Aren't they the attest things!" TME CHICAGOAN 21 spect the present layout of floor lamps and objets d'art. It seems the visiting ladies often make what would other wise be considered rather unsocial com ments on the condition of the love nest as they poke their delicate nostrils into linen closets, look at the framed water colors with an air of refined anguish, and with little moues of triumph find with their glove tips the lint they hoped to discover on the piano keyboard. It was to avoid, we presume, such daintily embarrassing scenes as these that one of our neighbors recently took her children with her on a prolonged visit to her mother in Nebraska, leav ing Daddy to dispose of the apartment on his own recognizances. He's been alone now for a month, and is still struggling with the callers. Only our native reticence deters us from peeking in his window when he shows the latest dowager through what must now look like bachelor quarters indeed. But we can instinctively imagine the expression on each milady's face as, raising her lorgnette on being conducted to the door to the kitchen, she finds her further path blockaded by four weeks' supply of empty milk bottles and a forest of newspapers, beyond which striking barricade her startled eyes can hardly see the mountain ranges of un washed dishes rising, like the fabled phoenix, from a now invisible sink. The Properly Aged Limousine LEAPING from one sentimental mo- - ment in the life of man to another, did you know that both in Chicago and New York there has been created recently quite a demand for very old automobiles in a reasonably good me chanical condition? It seems it's the thing now for socially ambitious people to buy these wheeled antiques, to imi tate the example of various of the First Families who are using cars of a past decade. "I know one case," M. J. Q. tells us, "of a man who within the past couple of years made a great deal of money in the stock market. He has two very good modern automobiles and recently purchased a very old Pierce- Arrow. He admitted, in discussing the matter with a friend, that the reason for his action was that he had noted various of the leading people are driv ing old cars. "Samuel Insull, for instance, uses an ancient looking Dodge town car which is at least ten years old. I happen to know that the favorite car of J. P. Morgan of New York is a Bleriot which is about fifteen years old." Spring Song HEARING a wild roar outside of our window, we decided to look out to see if it was Mr. J. P. Morgan's fifteen year old motor engine; but it turned out to be the lake marching its Regiment of White Horses against the usual bar; and that would be the kind of bar we would live near. Tak ing this signal of the surf as an indica tion that a little spring poetry was now expected of us, we dashed off a few lines at once. Alas, how simple is human error: How easily life, with slight change, could be fairer! Thus the ancients, revering Castor and Pollux, Should instead have listened to Pastor and Collects. This wasn't quite what we had ex pected to write, so we turned to the always dependable radio and immedi ately got what we wanted. It was a program endorsing Women's Smart Shoes; and the opening tune was, de- lectably, "Bigger and Better Than Ever." Chicago as the Humorous Center of America THE prize (an order of broccoli) for the Most Valuable Contribu tion to American Humor for the Year got to La Salle street's previously quietest resident, a young bibliophile Tom and Tony thrill their Public Chicagoans from above 22 THE CHICAGOAN who has just brought out Tall Tales of the Southwest, an amazing anthology of the untrammeled frontier days whose racy literature culminated in Mark Twain. These fresh and ribald 450 pages of forgotten newspapers and pamphlets from 1830 to 1860 include rollicking ancestors of the Jumping Frog, burlesque sermons such as the famous Harp of a Thousand Strings, and a surprising incident in the life of Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois. For all their obvious exaggerations, they give a clear and enviable picture of American life in its simpler and most American years. One item is Mark Twain's first printed story, done when he was a 17 year old on the Hannibal, Missouri, paper. This collection, of undoubted his torical interest, ought to start a real revival of simple, realistic, really Amer ican writing among present day humor ous authors, who, we fear, have been getting much too European and so phisticated of style. Times, of course, have changed, and the country be comes more civilized. Perhaps it is too much to expect our Woollcotts and Brouns to go primitive, though it is possibly significant that Don Marquis became most successful when he aban doned the French ballade for Mark Twainish prose. Franklin Meine, who edited this sur prising collection, tells us he had a tough time convincing his eastern pub lisher that the frequent italics and quo tation marks with which the 1850 wits diagrammed their points and puns for the simple reader, were now essential to preserve the spirit of the times. Re ceiving his first 400 galleys of proof- sheets, our frantic friend discovered the typesetter had carefully plugged up each wormhole in the antique furniture and revarnished the style of these price less curiosities. A telegram battle en sued between editor and publisher. Chicago won, and the 400 galleys of type were recast, and for the rest of the book the typographers set their teeth and let that old Meine have his insane way. The result proves that our Franklin was just as crazy as an earlier one was when he flied that kite. More Chicago Comics * * "IUt AY this help you to one or I I two good last lines — as be tween co workers," writes Carl Sand burg in our copy of his new book; which is rather better than if he'd pub- Best Sellers By ARTHUR BRAMMER NOTE: Strolls in our local book marts have prompted the versatile Brammer to reflect the trend of literary taste among the cogniscenti xvho browse about through volumed aisles. Why We Behave Like Human Beings licly dedicated it to us, seeing it's called Potato Face. The contents, on inspection, prove to include such engaging things as cork screw rats with corkscrew teeth for pulling corks; elephants who carry chalk and stand still like blackboards and write spelling and arithmetic on each other's sides; soft-boiled eggs and hard-boiled eggs that look exactly the same outside; and a novel act by a three-legged hat dancer. We suggest that when Mr. Sandburg recites these stories to his entranced audiences, he put away his usual accompanying guitar and borrow our squickle instead. Another new comic by a Chicagoan is The Voice of the Lobster by that sterling humorist, Robert J. Casey. It's about a super-cinema usher who, be cause of his gorgeous uniform, gets mis taken for a South American insurrec tionist general visiting the Town; and we found it one howl after another. Then there's Narcissus, by John Hawley Roberts, who used to teach English at the Midway university. We're not sure this is a humorous novel. Still, it has a Chicago setting, and is about a poetic young man one of whose ideas is to hook up an alarm clock with a camera and flashlight at- Is Sex Necessary.' tachment, so he can take pictures of himself while asleep and discover how sweetly the eyelashes fall on his dainty cheeks. Is that one for the book, or isn't it? If it is, this is the book. And, still harping on our ludicrous literati, we're told that Ex-Husband, that very neat burlesque of Ex- Wife, is now generally credited around New York to be (as one Riq suggested at the time of its publication) the secret THE CHICAGOAN .23 A Farewell to Arms The Specialist Test'Boo\s in Anatomy and Physiology work of Robert O. Ballou, formerly with the University of Chicago Press and the Daily T^ews. And when somebody, the other lunch, mentioned that the Posthumous Wor\s of Oscar Wilde were, despite popular faith in the accuracy of the ouija board, somehow not as witty as one might have expected from that once inimitable source, it was Kurt M. Stein who thought the correct pro nunciation of the adjective is Post- Humorous. "And a smile on the Face of the Tiger1' IF you've wondered what happens to the business of a leading bootlegger after he's taken for a ride, you may get a t-t-t out of this formal business card received by an amused reader. Actual names and numbers on the card have been thoughtfully changed and the original announcement remailed in the nearest fire alarm box. ANNO UHCEMEHT RICHARD ROE HAS TAKEN OVER THE BUSTHESS OF Mr. John Doe TELEPHONES: EXCHANGE 0000 AND 0000 THANKING YOU FOR TOUR PAST PATRONAGE OUR MOTTO: PROMPT SERVICE. WE WANT TOUR BUSIHESS $1,000,000 Given Away HERE'S a million-dollar idea for somebody, and we will see that the royalty check, if mailed to us, goes to the right person. The idea is that at present manufacturers of stationery and handkerchiefs for children regu larly make both of these products in a cutely infantile size. But a parent of two elfin consumers of these tiny wares thinks it highly desirable that children's letter paper and hankies, instead of be ing smaller than adult sizes, should be bigger. What happens is that when the tots first practice the art of penmanship, their pencils make great round letters quite lacking in restraint, and even after they get into third grade, an at tempt to write to Dear Grandmother on child's stationery finds the right hand side of the papge reached at the end of Dear Grandmoth. And the same way with their hand kerchiefs, for a slightly different rea son. Either a tot's hankie should be issued in pillowcase proportions, thinks this parent, or else the tiny squares of cambric now embroidered "Sunday," "Monday," "Tuesday," et cetera should be labelled in fifteen-minute instead of twenty-four-hour intervals. Happy Birthday * < a WHILE ago," writes V. L. S., g\ "Punch published a joke. The mischievous wife uncovered her hus band's birthday cake displaying a 40- candle power lamp in place of the an ticipated candles. The mischievous husband of a copy-cat wife was sim ilarly placed recently, and this time the 40-candle power lamp was wired through and lighted. He was told to 'blow that out.' He asked to examine the lamp before attempting the feat, unscrewed it from the socket, looked at it carefully, and then dropped a penny in the empty socket." Tune: ' 'Realtoreador — ' ' WHY has Mr. Sousa never writ ten a March of the Salesmen, those indomitable soldiers of the dotted line? We're almost in the mood to write it ourself, stealing a melody for it from that once popular music-hall classic, "She Sells Seashells by the Sea shore." Your Mr. Riq had an article in Mid- wee\ lately about the Dunes of neigh boring Indiana, the point of which was his romantic regret that this erstwhile paradise has become the. camping- ground of city crowds and regiments of realtors, eager to subdivide the sand and pave the cactus. So, the day after this anguished protest appeared, lo! there was a knocking at our door. A real estate salesman from Bartlett's. He had read our article, and was there fore sure one of his Dune lots was just what we wanted. He looked quite puzzled when he left, and will likely write a letter to the Times against mod ern authors. Love's Fire Sale ANNOUNCEMENTS of citizens i wishing to dispose of their furni ture often hint a Short Story from Real Life to the thoughtful reader of the Sunday want ads. Thus, the other day, such a list of mahogany dressers, overstuffed chairs and davenport, apart ment grand piano, twin beds and baby carriage suddenly climaxed with the words "love nest." "Love seat" is the usual term for such furniture, and we wonder just what was on the Tribune typesetter's mind. Thanks, by the way, to our own roguish compositor, our Egyptian 24 THE CHICAGOAN friend Hotep's mask slipped a bit in the course of our last number, so that he appeared surprisingly as Totep. Totep is a delightful name, and we suggest our client now employ both sig natures at once, arguing with himself, say, in African dialect over the placard, "Hot V Totep. In Person." zJiCoth Department NEW variation on an old theme by a lady, bearing a lighted candle, who is singing in her sleep. This sig nificant number is entitled Moths and Men. An airy, fluttering golden moth Fell victim to a taper's lipht. A silver moth clung to a leaf And perished in the chill of night. Men. too. woo coruscating flames That have the power to quench the breath; While others, hl(e the stiver moth. Remain aloof . . . and freeze to death. FAN C. SMITH. It here Dimming the Lights W 'as a Bright Idea VENTURING to attend Strictly Dishonorable at the Adelphi thea ter, a Prominent Theatergoer says the lighting system there was so unusually subdued that he could hardly read his program during the intermission. This psychological triumph, he infers, must be ascribed to the management of wiz ard Ralph Kettering: the idea being that the audience, like the flower in the poem, can blush unseen and therefore nonchalantly during the delicate course of the comedy. Spelling Lesson MEMORANDUM, in her own handwriting, brought home by our Doris (the first four words are crossed out but still legible): Rembeer Rember Remeber Remtnb Do not forget to bring my 10c to this school. Tou \now It is for bird club. Snow Fails to Bury The Midland Authors TOWN Talk, which Sees All, Knows All, Tells All, is now go ing to spill you the works of a secret session of that noted inner circle, the Society of Midland Authors, which, like the Standard Oil Company of In diana, has its headquarters in Chicago. (Thank you, Dr. Stock.) We quote verbatim and without comment the re port of the secretary, Elizabeth Knobel : Boreas raged and the snowdrifts piled But the Midland Authors serenely smiled. On the Fortnightly hearth the flames leaped high And the lions purred as they bashed close by. Listening unth glad anticipations To that "master of many fascinations," Vachel Lindsay gets hold he-caws" Tou cannot resist his intriguing clause. Raptly we chanted that fruitful line "What did you see in Palestine?" Much did he see and much did he tell And the Midland Authors they loved it well. Alice Gerstenberg was urged to tal\ Of her late experience in old N"*» Tatdt. And our heartfelt interest she did en' In symbolic art of the modern stage. Dorothy Ald.s gave us to munch on Worms for our dinner and worms for our luncheon. Jessica Worth, also Vincent Starrett — Well, you should have been there to share it. And hear Miss Monroe give a Shades' peare sonnet — Inlaid beauty — our blessings on it! Such was the warmth that was there about That snowbound Chicago is now thawed out. "And that's that," post-scripts the secretary. We should think it was. Gag Revue *t\ HEAR you're the big noise be- 1 hind all this," said somebody to Big Tim Murphy when That Sort of Thing was new in Chicago. "Noise? I'm a racket," said Big Tim; and that's how the word started, says Philip Mor ris. . . . Columnist Linn's sterling de votion to the restatement of established principles reminds Art Finkelburg of Keith Preston's wow on Linn's maxims : "What Linn needs is a maxim si lencer." ... It was Winchell, thinks John McGrath, who whispered to a fel low-mourner over the Great Houdini's casket, "What do you bet he isn't in there?" . . . Delilah's clipping of Sam son's hair in the opera, says Andre Skalski, takes exactly two minutes, "which is very quick for a haircut, to say nothing of the love-making sup posed to accompany the operation" . . . Despite the familiar gag, which D. E. Hobelman put over again on the Post in a recent book review, piccolo play ers are okey; it's the oboe players who go cuckoo, according to musical super- station. . . . Quin Ryan of WGN once made a speech. Bill Hay tells us, in which he suggested it is an "affecta tion" for an American to pronounce French correctly. . . . Riq, in the Hew Yor^ World, proposing that J. Hamil ton Lewis ought to be elected Senator from Illinois t%if only to encourage the idea of people named Hamilton going Democratic." . . . Harry Stephen Keeler still calling Chicago "the Lon- don of the West" in his mystery novels. . . . We thought Mayor Thompson stopped that in 1927. . . . Anthea wor ried over WGN's transmitter going on and off every now and then during programs. "Why doesn't somebody tell them about it?" . . . One thing to be said for the wide use of the word "okey" on the telephone these days, says Prof. Jekyll of Hyde Park, is that it usually closes the conversation. . . . Now that the old problem of what to do with the Gillette blades is settled, the new one is what to do with the pretty sucdish fifty-cigarette boxes. One hussif we know has a pile of two dozen of these empty containers and is getting quite frantic. . . . One that was not gagged, says Milton Fairman, is the minor lady candidate in the pri maries who made a hot speech against booze and hxrtleggers — in Cicero. Her political backers on the speaker's plat form were obviously very embarrassed, giggles our reporter. ... As the pro prietor of the flea circus explained, it's a little hard to keep track of them all at once; but the Town's newest col umnist is Howard Mann on the Hews sport page. We're glad to see one of our really favorite clowns at last ac corded this printed recognition in the department of which he is so excellent an editor. Editor Mann should raise columnist Mann's salary at once. . Wm. McFee, says June Provines in the Hews, "lived in Westport, Conn., in sight of the ocean." McFee must be a visionary novelist indeed, thinks M. J. Q., pointing out that from West- port, Conn., to the Atlantic ocean is 55 miles, 35 of which are solid Long Island. . . . Client F. E. Michel, to whom we politely referred last number as Monsieur Michel, testifies that "Not Napoleon but William Tell is the hero of my ancestors," and offers to sing "Whoooo says so, ve shoult glose de vind-O" to prove it. But what is the Swiss for Mister? TUECMICAGOAN 25 DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E, CLARK FREDERICK Stock: Lifting the baton as it dropped from Thomas' gifted hands, Herr Stock led our local Symphony to its lofty position among the great orchestras of the world: a man to be jealously guarded that he be not snatched away by other metropolises! Ora Snyder : Genial goddess of the sweet tooth, her candies brighten the lives of the nation's celebrities and commoners; the lion and the lamb beam at each other on the photograph'hung and affectionately auto graphed walls of her many shops; a brilliant executive and a popular business woman. Karleton Hackett: Dean of the city's music critics, officer of the American Music Conservatory and unflagging trainer of incipient prima donnas and tenor kings; loving organizer and president of the Tavern Club and most gently humorous speaker in town; a critic who has never stooped to plant a vicious or petty stab in twenty years. Mary Synon : Fictioneer of the west, her enormously popular novels and stories have carried the essential humanity and charm of this prairie town to readers north, south, east and west in all the land. 26 TMC CHICAGOAN The Stage Three Hundred Million Chinese Can't Be Wrong HEN this article appears it will serve only as a retrospect of perhaps the most exotic dramatic invasion this country has witnessed. Wisdom opines that the oriental and occidental minds vary chiefly in de gree of awareness of environment. While our cerebral dynamos churn out an ever shifting ferment of stock quotes, homeruns, knockouts, blondes, and wisecracks, the oriental is at peace with the sunrise, the wind in an or chard, the quiet splash of water or a bit of jade. The Chinese ask of their theatre only the creation of a mood as a basis for their own sensitive dreams. Reality they find elsewhere. With this in mind it was possible for me, at least, partially to grasp the art of Mei Lan- fang. A different Sunday night audience greeted the Favorite of Emperors. Much carriage trade was there, lured by the aroma of Art; more than a sprinkling of epicene young men sipped coffee in the lounge and drew handkerchiefs daintily from sleeves; a good third of the seats held expression less orientals. The gunmen of the town seemed otherwise engaged that evening. For many it was a labor of love to achieve any sense of unity with the fragile unreality of drama con veyed in unfamiliar symbols. The temptation was to fight it, reach for one's hat and make for the nearest speakeasy. Once our native inquieti- tude was conquered, the spell of a strange beauty seeped into the soul, much as the contemplation of a rare tapestry or painting casts its glow over the spirit. Miss Soo Yong, a modest and in gratiating mistress of ceremonies, ex plained the plots and conventions in English so flawless as to shame the av erage instructor in English A. Among other things she informed us that Mei Lan-fang is not a female impersonator. Perhaps not, but his suggestions of the attributes of a woman created a well nigh perfect illusion. Exquisitely graceful, he moved his lithe body and delicate pink-palmed hands with plas tic rhythm. Each gesture had mean- By WILLIAM C . BOYDEN to lead the Dartmouth College Band. The Chinaman would be bewildered before the photographic realism of our Street Scene or fourneys End. He might complain that his imagination had been badly cheated. We have no imaginations subtle enough for com plete appreciation of his form of drama. But we have still the better of it. Our senses can appreciate the unalloyed beauty of opulent color and exquisite pantomime. Mei Lan-fang, most worthy and exalted, we bow low to the earth and humbly salute your excellence. Qucenie Smith street-singing at the Apollo ing only for those initiated into the formalism of the Chinese theatrical tradition. To most of us these gracile undulations were just grace and more grace. His voice was shot out from his teeth in a squeaky falsetto as cacho- phonous as the bagpipey accompani ment, always beating monotonously ex cept in moments of emotion when it became louder and more raucous. Stylized acting makes only a limited demand on facial expression. In fact, some of the actors painted veritable masks over their physiognomies. Mei Lan-fang, however, gave us full ad vantage of his mobile features upon which the nuances of emotion played. One unforgettable spasm of death agony approached perilously close to the naturalistic. It was a short bill. The Suspected Slipper, a Chinese Odyssey, gave a fantastic conception of what might happen to a soldier who returns home after eighteen years; while Vengeance on the Bandit General, a Chinese Tosca, exhibited a Scarpia painted like a Zulu and grunting like a pig. The woman in each duolog was Mei Lan- fang. The other numbers were ex amples of the sword dance, cruder ex amples of which we have seen on our vaudeville stage. One Chu Kuei-fang tossed his baton so skillfully that Gail Borden made him an offer on the spot Christ Among the Fleshpots THREE times three whoops with three Osbornes on the end! The Goodman has a director with guts. Forgive the inelegancy, but my cus tomarily fastidious brain is full of red- blooded gutterese since viewing Ko\pa\ Must Dance. What a wallop has been injected into two scenes of specialized milieu, a circus and a cabaret! Old time Goodmanites are rubbing their eyes and wondering if they have wan dered into the wrong theater. No, it is only that Hubert Osborne is tem pering the Little Theater curse with some practical, close-to-the-ground the ater sense. Neal Caldwell is Kolpak, a wraith like creature in whom the War has bred the philosophy of self-abnegation. 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De Golyer & Co., Architects Turner Construction Co., Builders TWC CHICAGOAN 31 The Stage [continued] into this scene of scummy realism, at' mospheric as The Bar\er of several seasons ago. He gets a terrible riding before he is sent out to steal a pearl necklace, the clown's modest price for a good deed. A kept woman, faithful to type in the hands of the handsome Beth Kath- ryn Johnson, wears her pearls to a cabaret. Another scene of ambitious and effective elaborateness, with Ellen Root vivid as a shoddy chanteuse and a pony ballet of some of the town's leading debutantes, coached into very adequate teamwork by our local Dia' ghileff, Monsieur Francis Preeve. Con' sidering that the cafe types are not supplied by a booking agent, but are recruited from the Goodman School, a believable local color is achieved. Kolpak again spills the beans and the prop pearls all over the stage. The police are added to his burdens. Still undaunted, he steals a clown's costume, paints his face with his own blood and the last act finds him performing feeble antics before the child's bed. But the child is dead. As Caldwell does this scene, jumping up and down and mak' ing silly noises, the moment is one of heart-breaking irony. The play could well have stopped at this point. Noth ing is added by the weighty sociolog ical talk which precedes the exit of Kolpak on his way to the psychopathic ward. Many authors have taken a shot at the idea of a personified Christ, but the theme has not been productive of many successful dramas. Like other opera of the same ilk, Kolpa\ states the obvious in terms of the protentous. Whatever the basic merits of the script, Mr. Osborne has whipped together a very exhilarating evening. Other nice bits of acting stand out of the multifarious cast. Bernard Os- tertag adds a boarding house widow of repressed pruriency to her collection of fine character sketches. 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He has the Erlanger in a turmoil of floating brunettes, evanescent auto mobiles, bisected princesses, goblins and all manner of eeriness. He materializes soup, fish, game and poultry from the most unlikely places, even going so far on the opening night as to take a pint of whiskey from the pocket of an assistant state's attorney. Having passed by several dramatic critics to reach his victim, such unerring ac curacy cannot be put down to chance. The man must have supernatural power. You tell me where the woman goes who floats in a large cabinet over the audience, only to be vamosed when the case is opened. If two persons are used in the famous sawing'a'woman scene, how in the name of all that is holy does the second female get into the picture? What holds the levitated Princess in mid-air while a hoop is passed completely around her? Pos sible explanations haunt the mind. Banish them. Wide-eyed acceptance is the smart attitude for the observer of speed and dexterity in magic equalled by no living man. Perhaps these twentieth century Merlins are not superhuman, but 'tis easier to believe than doubt. Herman, Keller, Houdini and Thurs ton! Who is coming after? The an swer should be easy when those old enemies, heredity and environment, are working hand in hand to make daugh ter Jane take after dad. She is learn ing her trade. As yet entrusted with tricks largely of a mechanical nature, her work promises a facile legerdemain and suave insouciance worthy of her sire. A pert and trim blonde is Jane, prettily asking us to like her. We do. Just a word of advice. Be wary of taking the stage to assist Mr. Thurs ton. He will do awful things to you. All the volunteers from the audience look so goofy that it is difficult to tell the suckers from the plants. Exception is made in the case of the little girl who is asked to take home the white bunny. She comes away well re warded. Least of all performers in propria persona need Thurston fear the talkies. No one would believe a camera doing card tricks. TMt CHICAGOAN MOVING DAYS [continued from page 12] "I called them up?" Horror, horror, awful stomach sink ing horror, it is revealed that nobody has ever called up any movers, and the Moving Man when approached seems doubtful of a move of any kind! Mrs. Smith stresses the importance of a change of scene since the new tenant is coming in at noon. "Sorry Ma'am, you should a let us know." The trunks are all tied up and stand ing in the hall. "Sorry Ma'am, you should a let us know." BUT the children! The children's cribs, pens, rubber bath tubs, double boilers, baby carriages, tricycles, kiddy cars — perhaps he has little chil dren of his own and understands. In this way does she finally move the Moving Man. So at noon he comes. Very quietly he and his associates set tle down to destruction. Designs are etched upon the grand piano. All pro truding knobs are levelled off. The wicker on the side of Baby's crib is bashed in so that from now on Baby will be able to make his own exit from it. In the meantime the last diaper is applied, the last drink given (a vicious circle that!) and the advance guard of children, cook, turtles and nurse are shoehorned into a Yellow with the hope that he is an especially Thinking Fellow. He will certainly need all his wits about him when they reach the station. A temporary tenderness rises be tween Mr. and Mrs. Smith as the turtles go out the door, but this is soon dispelled when they find that the chameleon, poor fellow, has been left behind, raising the question whether it shall be left to the chameleon's ingenu ity to make friends with the new ten ant, or shall Mr. Smith find a cardboard box to pop him in? Now the movers are off. They wave their hands at Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the chameleon, calling back that they will be out in the country in no time. As the shades of evening fall, how ever, a little group is seen gathered on the front stoop of the country house. The baby has been tucked into the bath tub for the night. The other children seem not as yet to have made the perfect adjustment to a bed-less, food-less, love-less future. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have gone Companionate. HE SUIT for every time> place and type. $75 and upward. Nelle Diamond, inc 650 UPPER MICHIGAN BOULEVARD at ERIE 34 THE CHICAGOAN Shops About Town BY this time, my children, you all know that the Little Things are the important things in any femi nine costume— Little Things like forty dollar hats, twenty-two dollar shoes, imported gloves at eighteen dollars, a costume jewelry ensemble that sets you back forty-five dollars and is out of fashion in three weeks. Ho hum and drat it all. Well, we don't mean to imply that all the bright little items we spread before you this week cost that much — nor do we imply that some of them don't cost more. These acces sories are important considerations in everyone's spring ensembles and they are, to me anyway, more fun to select than any galaxy of dresses. Away, away then to start at the bot tom like any storied merchant prince. Somehow with the longer dresses, foot gear seems more important than ever before. The little feet stealing in and out must be shod right smartly or the whole effect becomes dreadfully dowdy. So, as one of my contempo raries has it, get yourself twenty-one pairs of shoes and call it a season. The first pair I'd get would be that very new black linen pump of Wolock and Bauer's. It is good for afternoons or with extremely tailored suits, very shapely and smart and so light and cool that you'll feel like kicking up your heels like a newly released pony. They have the black linen in tie-style too and it is very good-looking but I'm that way about pumps. So is nearly every one this year, by the way. There are some lovely styles in every type of shoe but ii you're in doubt make it a pump and you can't go wrong. The Wolock and Bauer Salon Pump is a lovely thing, very sleek and patrician as to arch, and fits beautifully, snug at the heel and all that. Awfully good in reptile — don't forget to look at the Java lizard. Here, as in all the smart shops now, bags are fashioned to har monize with the slippers, matching in fabric, trim and detail; and a set of shoes and bag in black and white rep tile will set up that all-black costume beautifully. I. Miller has some three eyelet ties Shoes tit id Many Fripperies By THE CHICAGO ENNE Sally Milgrim comes to town in a black and ivhite creation of her own, fresh and springy zcith white or gandie at the neck and on the three- quarter sleeves. The waistline is nor mal and the double tier of godet-like flares make the skirt charmingly graceful. With this dress Miss Mil- grim wears a brimmed and off-tlte- face hat of black baku and 'white linen, the linen bound with black, Krosgrain ribbon in black and white Java too, very re freshing in all lizard with no contrast ing trim whatever. Then they have the same lizard in a pump trimmed in black kid, and a walking shoe of black kid and Java with three narrow instep straps each set with a tiny buckle. Here they arc featuring their wonderfully comfortable Spectator Sport shoe in a lot of towny variations that make them splendid for shopping, business, travel ing or what do you do? This model is a medium heeled pump in two-tone effect with jaunty punch work, the punch work duplicated in stunning tailored bags. SPEAKING of walking shoes, that shoe you need. for the plod about the links is awfully well done by Walk over. Their golf shoe has a natural gristle sole which makes it infinitely lighter than the ordinary rubber sole and much more pliable. Then it is built up in the arch, with a regulation heel much more comfortable for the average foot than the absolutely flat heel. And many of them are of a glove calf which is washable. What more could one want? The dainty new shoe salon at Mil- grim's has something unusual in sports oxfords too. They call it the Prince of Wales oxford and it was made much of this season daown south. It has the eyelets caught together by a cord and tied around the ankle— the cord not the eyelets. Their favorite golf shoe here is a natural linen combined with tan calf, nice and light too and it doesn't make the feet look as large as an infantryman's. For the tailored costume they have all sorts and colors of walking pumps with the smart con tinental heel, and for semi-formal occa sions an exquisite kid slipper in T- strap style with the instep strap very narrow and contrasting in color. One pair in navy blue kid trimmed with zenith blue silk kid was ravishing to this observer, and they have 'em also in white brocade to be dyed any color with silver kid applique. You should invest in several pairs of the "Sally Milgrim bows" little bows in kid, THE CHICAGOAN 35 ribbon, ivory, metals, all sorts of fabrics, which may be clamped to any pump in a second and changed about from one pair to another to make it blend with your current costume or to dress up a plain shoe. THEN there's another fine golf shoe — the Piccadilly Oxford spon sored by Leschin. This is of water proof tweed, just imagine, trimmed with matching kid or calfskin. Yi, yi, how can a gel make up her mind! Here too, is a very feminine pump of shan tung trimmed in beige kid and eminent ly wearable with almost any color summer dress. Their open shank Roman sandal for evening wear is about as little shoe as one could wear this side of barefoot. Its very tiny tip and the heel are of brocade, which is dyed to match the costume, and three very narrow straps of silver and gold kid hold it over the instep. The nar row ankle strap of silver kid is fastened by a brilliant buckle and the whole is classically dainty. The Laird-Schober shoes at Charles A. Stevens are triumphs of shoe de sign. They are exquisitely balanced and flatter the foot mercifully. Look at the dull calf pump, the patent pump and the satin — all of them black (which incidentally is the season's fa vorite shoe color). At Stevens I also saw Mary Nowitzky's amusing cork beach sandals with a very very thick sole — about an inch and a half — and extremely high heel. Many of the Stevens pumps have little velvet bows at the instep, a charming idea now that they are going quite wild about velvet trimming on spring coats. They must sit up nights thinking up innovations at O'Connor and Gold berg's. 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It is as though the finger of youth touched, and revived, every sbot threatened by age. But you must see for yourself. Visit Miss Arden's Salons and talk to the trained Diathermic Nurse whose whole time is devoted to work with the Mask. She will tell you in detail exactly what it has done for others . . . and what it can do for you. C/ov cm appointment al the hour you prefer, please telephone SuJ>erior O952 ELIZABETH ARDEN CHICAGO. 70 EAST WALTON PLACE LONDON • BERLIN • MADRID • ROME . BIARRITZ -00 -<-<-< -<^-<-<^^-<-<-<^^^^ CANNES Elizabeth Arden. 1930 36 THE CHICAGOAN MUSIC And little girls still play for Sunday com pany when coaxed, howbeit not so shyly as when the piano purchased here was square and grand and not a whit so modern Lyon ^lealy Musical Notes A Gallery of Great Pictures By ROBERT POLLAK WITH the waning season the or chestra has served up some of its choicest novelties. And the choicest of these has heen the Moussorgsky Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, heard at the concerts of March 28 and 29. The Moussorgsky suite is practically the only healthy survivor in the fairly long list of works that the Russian wrote for the piano. His genius al ways cried for the dramatic stage to which he gave a Boris and a Khovant- schina. The suite itself transcends the piano even when it is played hy a virtuoso like Cortot. It has all the breadth, all the keen psychological penetration of the mighty operatic scores. And, despite the deceptive brevity of the individual tableaux and the comparative nonchalance with which the work seems to have been struck off, it was musically half a cen tury ahead of its time. It has made a specific appeal to sev eral transcribers who discerned its truly orchestral dimensions, among them Touschmalow, one Leonardi, and, more recently, the conductor Arbos. But it is hard to imagine anyone more perfectly fitted for the job than Ravel. That both he and Debussy were long ago both strongly attracted to the Rus sian is a matter of musical history. They both observed his harmonic bold ness, his marvellous gifts of character delineation and his delicate and genial wit. It is these qualities that Ravel lights up with his magistral knowledge of the modern orchestra, and the strik ing piano suite is changed into some thing so rich and strange that it seemed pitiful that Moussorgsky could not have been around to hear it. How Ravel does it can only be dis covered by an analysis of the individ ual vignettes. The troubadour sings before The Old Castle to a darkly col ored wood-wind which is gently inter rupted by the faint strings. The col loquy of the rich and the poor Jew is intoned alternately by vigorous, dogmatic strings, heavy with the feeling of comfortable righteousness and the timorous, quavering, bleating trumpet notes of Lazarus, the poor Margaret Matsenauer schlemiehl. In The Catacombs Mous sorgsky 's dead friend Hartmann calls to him from the place of skulls. The horn choir invokes the dead with weird harmony. The orchestra builds up to a great climax as the image of the massive Bogatyr's Gate is conjured up. And through the gallery of pictures the musician immortalizes his tour of inspection with the intermittent Prome' nades. The rest of this program was con cerned with a brilliant reading of Schumann's happy First Symphony and the appearance of Mischa Elman as soloist in Stock's Violin Concerto. A Voice from Miami OUR plea for a National Silence Week evidently hit home in one direction at least. Leonard Liebling, critic for the Hew Tor\ American and editor of the Musical Courier, writes to his paper while basking in Florida that ". . . Pollak, of The Chicagoan, has a great idea for his city. He sug' gests a No Music Fortnight, to give the reviewers and music lovers some aural rest and a chance to catch up on the theatres, the talkies, and the ordi' TI4E CHICAGOAN 37 nary duties of home and citizenship. I pass on this idea to my harrassed tonal confreres in New York and hope that it may be in operation when I return there shortly." The two of us will never put the thing over, though. Local Girl Makes Good AT this writing the dailies have so k. far failed to note that Ruth Crawford, Chicago composer and pian ist, has been awarded the first Guggen heim fellowship to be given to a lady musician. She will attend the inter national festival for modern music at Liege this summer and then study and travel in Paris and Mittel-Europa. She has had a busy season in New York where Pro Musica presented her quintette for strings and piano. The suite for piano and winds was played by the Pan'American ensemble in De cember and this same organization will include in its spring program a new work for oboe, voice, piano and per cussion. And that sounds like a com bination dear to the heart of the Far Left. Ruth Crawford is a pupil of Adolph Weidig from whom she received the bulk of her theoretical training. She studied piano with Heniot Levy, Louise Robyn and Diane Herz. She was a member of the faculty of the Ameri can Conservatory for five years. Another Roman Excursion i AND now, dear reader, we continue > our journey through melody-land, returning to Orchestra Hall via the Lackawanna. The program of April 4 and 5 was noisy and pleasantly boisterous. It started from scratch with the two youthful Poemes of Ernest Bloch. They served at least to show that when the Genevese was twenty-four years old he had learned more about the art of composition than most people do in a life-time. The poems to winter and spring reveal many hints of his coming greatness. And, as usual, he seemed to prefer the dreary season. John Alden Carpenter has made an orchestral suite from The Birthday of Infanta and this had its first hearing. The suite is a gracious and amusing compendium of material from the bal let, spotted with jazz tunes and in- 4 gmQrp o r O n Comblete bou doirs, exquisitely abbointed . . . and delightful closet decorations... await your visit. iicaooatis |0°HE CARL1N SHOP is replete with V ' comforts for the sophisticated, for those who recognize the charms of originality . . . the refinements of needlecraft . . . and the econo mies of equality. You make your selection ot the loveliest of bed coverings, boudoir decorations and travel accessories ... in the most luxurious of surroundings... and at prices surprisingly moderate. From the simplest ol moire chaise longue covers to the most elaborate of satin com forters or old lace spreads . . . each bears the unmistakable Carlin artistry. K^arltn \^omjorlsf cJnc. 662 North Michigan Avenue at Erie Street 4 \ *r \ i ^-—^?^^^^^'^H'V* •:Mjm «OKf^a»; 4 38 TI4&CUICAG0AN t*T~; ¦Tie xi&r*-. de on a special roster I orw Sfi P am]ple suppo m JnElhkhorCJfttSS j In Buckskin WOO v >,< lNSTON 115 Wabash Avenue, Ghica$fccT „ 3N m OAK PARK ^KANSAS CITY tricate Spanish dances. The section de voted to the Infanta attains a wistful and gently moving quality that throws the gayer portions into sharp relief. It occurred to us, as usual, that a season without something from the well' known ship-chandler, would be like a soda without the Scotch. Margaret Matzenauer, as soloist, wandered through the mazes of Loef- fler's Canticle of the Sun, a difficult and secret work that ought to be heard again. After the intermission she plunged through the Gerechter Gott from Rienzi scattering the diminished sevenths in her vocal flight. The cus tomers bravoed the Wagner fervidly as the usual floral offerings were handed up to the diva. In conclusion, the first performance of Respighfs symphonic poem Feste Romane which ends for the present his extreme pre occupation with the Eternal City. Respighi is fast becoming a kind of Latin Richard Strauss although his mo ments of inspiration occur oftener. He likes orchestral tricks, he scores heavily and complexly. The brutal dissonances of the Circus Maximus carry their point in spite of the realistic roaring of lions. The best music is to be found in the third section, the festival of autumn. The harmonies are lush and warm beneath the sinuous peasant melodies. The final Epiphany tears away at you again with sonorous per sistancc. But the Suite, like so much music in the grand manner, leaves you slightly fatigued. Clavecin Team WILLIAMSON and Manuel, in terpreters of ancient music, brought their exquisite Pleyel harpsi chords downtown for their annual Chi cago recital on April 6. In spite of their retiring nature and scholastic bent these two gentlemen are doomed to become famous. The acquisition of a public for the harpsichord interpreta tion of Bach, Rameau and Locatelli may be slow but it will be steady. For it cannot help occurring eventu ally to most music lovers that ancient music should be played upon the beau tifully designed instrument for which it was written. The limitations of the harpsichord, in its own milieu, are purely imaginary. It is only necessary to hear Manuel and Williamson play a Tambourin of Rameau to be con vinced. H4E CHICAGOAN 39 The Little Side Table "W HY didn't they find how to carbonate fresh orange juice before? What a reminder! And what a solace!" Crush* Dry Memories of Rheims and that trip to the coast min gled in its wonderfully blended taste. Even the bril liant jet bottle adds to its tang. Fresh, uncooked juice of those splendid oranges, the real health drink at last— with a dashing blend of lime, lemon and genuine taste of the peel — and the carbo- nation of champagne! What a consolation at breakfast and what a joy in the evening! No wonder these youngsters in the pan try say — 'Don't Squeeze-Pour/ ORANGE CRUSH COMPANY World's Largest Producers of Citrus Fruit Drinks ONTARIO, CAL CHICAGO NEW YORK CLUBS. HOTELS, STEAMERS, TRAINS, LEADING STORES Tune in Tuesday evening, 10:30 N. Y. time — WJZ and Asso ciated N.B.C. Stations — "Crush-Dry Cronies" with "Old Topper." -» 40 THE CHICAGOAN Your Social Stationery You should choose stationery that expresses your personality and impresses your correspondents with its individuality BRECK D. PORTER CO. Stationers and Engravers 745 Pittsfield Building 55 East Washington Street Chicago SAILINGS TO EUROPE You can purchase steamship tickets at the regular rates at THE DRAKE TRAVEL BUREAU Our prestige in the hotel world en ables us to secure reservations at the most desirable hotels. For a copy of our publication "Steamship Departures — 1930" Apply to N. F. Craig, Cenaral Manager Travel Dapl. C. C. DRAKE CO. Travel Agents THE DRAKE SUPERIOR 2200 Books Oh Rare Joe Hergesheimer ! By SUSAN WILBUR making of the contemporary American The Rare Joe Hergesheimer IN The Party Dress, his first novel since 1926, Mr. Hergesheimer re turns to the Cytherea motif, this tim: treating it from the woman's point of view. Nina Henry is forty when the story opens, lives in a suburban town with a country club, and is just about due to recognize the fact that she has long ceased to love her husband. Wil son Henry, that husband, is a business man with the usual limitations — which Mr. Hergesheimer satirizes, but satir izes quite gently — and is at the mo ment in such an improved state of temper that Nina realizes that his affair with the lugubrious Cora Lisher must have reached the serious stage. The party dress is from Paris and it takes so many of Nina's years away that she becomes, so to speak, un moored, and proceeds to drift toward a most delightful harbor. Namely the arms of Chalke Ewing, a visitor from Cuba. But a harbor difficult to reach since Chalke prefers the Cuban "ethos" and even thinks that women should be feminine and that those of whom you expect chastity should be chaste. It is thus Chalke's sense of "decency" that creates the problem of the book — and through bringing Nina face to face with that problem Mr. Hergesheimer puts her through the tests that he is woman. Two Greens for Spring WHO is Anne Green? Well, we had always supposed that she was the sister of Julian Green. But perhaps not. Though it would be nice if she were. And this is why. Julian has just published his third opus in ultra-purple. And when you write as Julian does, it is up to you to main tain a crescendo. Which is not easy when you have first touched the peak of horror in The Closed Garden and then capped that peak in The Dar\ Journey. Nonetheless Christine and Other Stories does maintain it and more than maintain it; even though sometimes it has to step over the bounds of a normal psychology into the supernatural in order to do it. All, of course, with that same patient, cumulative, relent less, terrible realism. After Christine, it is reassuring to get The Selhys. by Anne Green and find out that this crescendo does not extend to other members of the family. The Selhys is in fact (apart from cer tain strictly Parisian elements of so phistication) almost girlish. A nice little girl from Savannah goes to Paris to be finished off by her aunt. She is the sort of girl who makes fudge and invariably docs what you ask her to, whether it's a walk before breakfast, or an elopement. An amusement park puts her into such ecstasies that she falls asleep on the way home, just as you arc proposing to her. A girl in other words who makes possible a most detailed and entertaining study of the French-American borderline, and of the customs which lie just to each side of it. Oh! to be in England! TO judge by the fortnight's books, it is now time to be making plans for your trip to Europe. And, again to judge by the April output so far, this is likely to be an England summer, just as last summer and the one be fore were France summers. Among TUECI4ICAG0AN 41 others, E. M. Newman, the travel lec turer, has a new Seeing England and Scotland, much illustrated, while M. V. Hughes has hit upon the appropriate title, America's England. There's a new Shopping Guide to London. And the same authors who declared last year that Paris was a woman's town are now declaring that London is a Mans Town (But Women Go There). Germany is apparently going to be a close second. And as these new ones are quite literally the first books about German travel that have come out since the war, they all have a slight air of excitement and discovery about them. Clara E. Laughlin's newest So Tou're Going book is about Germany and Austria — according to Burton Holmes, Miss Laughlin was able to show even him a place or two last summer. An other new book of the general sort is Come with Me Through Germany by Frank Schoonmaker, the man whose belief that, with luck, you can get prac tically all over Europe on two dollars a day is still continuing to go through reprintings and has even gone through a revision. There are also two new books on the Black Forest. One of them, Louis Untermeyers' Blue Rhine — Blac\ Forest is a truly poetical melange of Loreleis, Rhine wines, whipped cream, the home of the cuckoo clock, rucksacks, feather beds, and mod ernistic opera. No, not a melange either. Each item is neatly ticketed in a chapter of its own. zA New Walpole HUGH WALPOLE'S newest novel, Rogue Herries is out to day. It is probably the most different thing that he has done so far — and it is certainly the most extensive. No, I am not forgetting the Cathedral. The time is the eighteenth century, bad roads, witch drownings, the complete authority of husband over wives, mis tresses, children, servants and innkeep ers, the young pretender, the siege of Carlisle and so on, with the theaters and coffee houses of London in the offing. Though whether the psycho logy, that of the newly rich for in stance, and the human relationships, particularly that between father and son, aren't more twentieth century than the documentation is a question. Rogue Herries is staged in the English lake country, albeit in an era when one could scarcely get there, far less un derstand the wild speech of the natives. Reproduction of Mural Decoration in our Chicago Store "Where Chicago Dines Her Guests" A happy complement to your enjoyment of the mati nee — a quiet hour at Maillards, either before or after. STRAUS BUILDING Where ]ac\son crosses Michigan eautiful as the dawn! Suffused as it were by an inner light, a living irides cence, a Tecla necklace is a perfect adornment that art or nature could scarcely surpass. 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Biological treat — life under the microscope. MUSIC BY CINEMA ART ENSEMBLE TWO MEN ART EXHIBIT Continuous I to II— Sat, Sun. and Evg«. 75c Mat. 50o The External Feminine Random Notes on Hair and Faces By MARCIA VAUGHN JUST when everything else is begin' ning to sprout and blossom beautifully in the spring of the year many heads of hair do a startling flop into reverse and begin to fade away. It seems to be a natural phenomenon (substantiated by medical experts) that hair dies and new hairs are born with the changing sea' sons, for all the world like the leaves of the trees. So it's no fantasy of mine that hair is in a delicate condition at this time and needs a little coddling. Added to these natural changes, we in flict upon it a winter of tight hats, lit' tie sun, hard water, waves and drying machines — well, it's a wonder it has enough backbone left to stick by us at all. Anyway, I hied me to Henry's Studio in the Pittsfield Building and tried a few things to make mine stick. Their steam-oil treatment here is a delightful rejuvenator for saddened hair. First the special warm oil is rubbed into every millimeter of your scalp and it's such a soothing process that every nerve in your body relaxes while your scalp wakes up and gets pliable and alive with renewed circula- tion. Henry has an engaging new ma chine which pops down over the head and releases an even flow of steam which gently urges the oil deeper into the pores of the scalp. While the steam is doing its work the operator abets the machine by massaging the scalp, and all in all you get just about as thorough an oiling down as you'd ever want. After that the deluge of a shampoo and any sort of wave you take. At Henry's they have a picas' ant way about shampoos. The booths are all very private and quiet and the attractive cabinet in each one contains all the equipment for treatments, shampoos, waves, everything. You get into your chair and stay there rest' fully — which is something. Many devotees have been shouting to me excitedly about the hair treat' ments at the Fox Institute, at 30 North Michigan. I haven't had a chance to try them personally but Peo ple I Trust say they are wonderful. Then there is the spacious quiet of Helena Rubinstein's where the hair is treated with the same loving care that they give to the face. The Valaze herbal preparations and the Valaze Balsam Oil which they use in hot oil treatments are wonderfully refreshing and tone up tired heads magnificently. SPEAKING of oils, there is noth ing more refreshing to the whole system than the little rubdown sug gested by Primrose House recently. In this town of hard water, bathing is bound to dry out the skin and Smooths\in Oil counteracts the drying effect amazingly. It is a lovely golden fluid and has a gentle stimulating ef fect when it is rubbed over the entire surface of the body. The effect on rough ankles and chapped elbows is miraculous. When you have stimu lated the circulation with the massage wipe off the surplus oil and hop into the bath — perfumed with the Primrose Bath Crystals if you choose to be genuinely luxurious. You have no idea how this preliminary massage helps you to relax completely. After the bath, when you have dried the skin thoroughly, soak a cotton pad in S\in Freshener and pat it gently all over your body. Honestly, you never felt so glowing, refreshed, and thor oughly well-groomed in your life! The Smooth S\in Oil is an ideal preparation to have around — for chapped hands and face, for rough el bows, for dry cuticle and brittle nails -almost any beautifying purpose. * So many women shy away from paste rouge though it is one of the most satisfactory forms of rouge we can use in a windy city. It lasts, it isn't drying, and can be blended into the skin beautifully if you follow the right method. The best thing to do is to pat skin lotion into the cheeks first and apply the rouge while they are still damp. Then it smooths in evenly and leaves no harsh edges, and the lotion helps to keep the pores fine. The same method should be followed with liquid rouge; and, in fact, a bit TI4ECUICAG0AN of astringent lotion mixed with your foundation cream, if you use it, is al ways a good idea to keep the pores of the nose and cheeks from coarsening. SKIN lotions are legion and everyone must use them with cleansing creams, even though her skin is as dry as an autumn leaf. The very gentle ones have no drying effect at all and should be used by the dry, delicate skinned; then there are some slightly more astringent, and the third quite strong for extremely coarse pores and oily skins. Of the extremely gentle type are Marie Earle's Soothing Fresh ener Lotion which I like to spray on with an atomizer and (smite me if this is gush) — which makes me feel as if I were standing in gentle rain falling down through a tree drenched in apple blossoms. Primrose House S\in Freshener is equally mild and has a very delicate wild rose fragrance; Dorothy Gray's Orange Flower S\in Tonic wafts in on an extremely subtle orange blossom scent; the Rubinstein S\in-Toning Lotion is an ideal sooth' ing and astringent lotion for the dry skin, and for the extremely dry skin it is lightened still more in the S\in- Toning Lotion Special. And a fifth mild freshener is the Ardena S\in Tonic of Elizabeth Arden. If you have rather mistreated your complexion and have slightly enlarged pores with a not too sensitive skin you may need a little stronger medicine. Valaze Extrait, Venetian Special As tringent, Dorothy Gray Texture Lo tion, Marie Earle's Almond Astringent or Primrose House Mild Astringent for you. And for very oily skins there is the pungent Balsam Astringent of Primrose House, the Stronger Astrin gent 'of Marie Earle, the Valaze Liqui- dine of Helena Rubinstein, the As tringent Lotion of Dorothy Gray, or the Eau Detersive of Madame Bertie. Whether you stick to these special brands or not it is important to use some skin toning and pore refining lo tion as religiously as you clean your face, and it is important to choose the correct strength for your special type. * If you are letting your hair grow and the ends are still too short to pin back and too scraggly not to pin back try pushing a little round comb upward at the back of your neck. This gives a nice firm base to which even very short hairs can be pinned with those bobbed- hair clamp pins and gives quite a smooth, well coiifured look. Meet the HAPPY-GO- L UCKI ES It gives us great pleasure to present the twelve Happy-go-Luckies, the most amusing place cards that ever graced a sophisticated dinner table. Don't you like the way the cigarettes actually form part of the picture? Do you see that they make the legs of the little bathing girl below . . . and that a match makes her parasol stick. How can you get them? You'll be pleased to know that there's one tucked in every flat fifties tin of your favorite cigarette . . . Luckies, of course. Start now— and you won't be happy until you get a complete set of twelve. It's toasted Your Throat Protection— against irritation—against cough 44 TUECUICAGOAN Lamlon Every day they rush to our doors. The aristocratic pompano from NewOrleans. Sole from Encjland. Lordly lobster from Boston. Deli cate mussels from France. The noblest beef and tenderest squab that ever came to town. Splendid foods, indeed! And more so when they are touched by our inspired chef and served in L'Aiglon's convivial rooms. Luncheon, dinner and supper with dancing from six until two. 22 E. Ontario Delaware 1909 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 Go Chicago Travel with No Care No Errors By LUCIA LEWIS HE who travels wisely travels well, or he who travels well travels wisely, — take your choice. The idea is to emphasize the word "wisely." You can work without travel, but so also can you travel without work, and that is the lesson of this sprightly column of Geography for this week. I rise to sound a paean of praise for the little appreciated but useful travel agency and am doing this of my own free will and without promise of immunity. Down in your heart you feel a growing discontent against your envi ronment. This discontent becomes acute and you rise and exclaim, then heigh for boot and horse and around the world and away, or maybe only to the National Parks away or Europe away. When the unrest becomes acute you are frequently indifferent to where this away is, so long as it is away. As this is the season when Europe takes its place in the travel sun, we will hypothetically suppose that Europe is to be your objective Now what must you do in these travels plans and how much of these preparations can you sidestep? First, you must have a steamship reserva tion. The steamship lines going to Europe are legion and there are boats without number. Which will you take? The travel agency here will save your sole leather, give you un biased information and make your reservation for any room on any ship which strikes your fancy. You will need a passport and visas. The passport you must get yourself, but after you get it, hand it over to the travel agency which makes your reservations and it will be given back to you with as many undecipherable visas thereon as there are countries which you wish to visit. You will probably wish to embark from New York; four out of five do it. You will need a hotel room for one or two or more days maybe in New York. This, too, the travel agency will arrange for you, — any room, any hotel, any price. You must get to the boat, get your steamer chair and your steamer rug. At the pier are tourist agency men in tourist agency uni forms. They are yours to command. They make your little arrangements and see you off with all the cheery helpfulness of a relative welcoming the freedom of your absence. You are on your way, and you haven't turned a hand. So far the idle and useless rich hasn't anything on you, not that all rich are idle and use less, nor that all idle and useless are rich, but that your journey to Europe is primarily a pleasure jaunt and you should assume the state of mind that you arc both rich, idle and useless. IT is an old saying of express com panies that a package which is properly packed and properly marked is halfway delivered. You, in your deck chair, snugly ensconced in your blanket, interpreting what the rolling waves are saying, are properly packed and marked but you are not yet half way delivered. You will need in Europe railroad tickets, maybe airplane tickets, maybe private motors, hotel rooms, a place to meet your friends, a place to get your mail, some one to help you through customs, some one to tell you where to shop and some one to keep you out of trouble. Here again is where the ever-useful travel agency becomes your philosc pher, guide and friend. If you would travel both wisely and well, you will have seen that the same travel agency man who reserves your steamship ticket gives you also a railroad ticket from Cherbourg to Paris, from South ampton to London. You will have him reserve your hotel in whatever city you stop at first. If you know where you are going and how long you arc going to stay in each place you will have him furnish you all of your transportation, railroad, sleeping car, airplane and motor, and hand you little coupons which will entitle you to a given room at a given price in the hotel you select; all safely crowding the compact and the powder puff in your hand bag before you leave the home-town. You are then secure, — as safe as the travelers cheques which you carry. The tourist agency courier TUECUICAGOAN 45 helps you through the customs when you land, he puts you on the proper train, he puts you in a taxi to your hotel and tells you what it should cost you and how much to tip. You have the address of this tourist agency's local office, there you go to read the Main Street News, to write back home, to meet your friends and to get those letters which mean so much to you in foreign lands. Here you meet unex pectedly, the old school friend, also getting mail. Here you arrange for your local sightseeing, here you rest the weary feet. These little travel agency oases in foreign lands are your safeguard against exorbitant charges and fortune hunters. If there is any task of helpfulness which one or two of our largest travel agencies have not done for wandering Americans, it has never been recorded in the great history of innocents abroad; but the tragedy of travel is that more often it is the experienced and veteran itinerant who makes the most use of the travel agency rather than the innocent, who through an inferiority sense or lack of knowledge, undertakes to freelance it around alone on distant continents. The veteran travels well and wisely because experi ence has taught him that a journey for pleasure should not be a change of occupation, but should be a hiatus. On a pleasure journey laziness is not only condoned but expected. The wise traveler makes laziness an art and he uses the travel agency to abet him. You ask, what does it cost him? Nary a penny. Many secrets are dark and much darkness is secret, but not on this matter. The travel agencies are paid as agents not by me nor you, but by the railroads, steamship companies, the hotels and other principles of like ilk. The services they render you don't reduce your cheques a layer. You pay the same princely or modest sum as you interpret it, whether you do your own shopping marathon or whether you let some competent travel agency minion do it for you. One Reel Tragedy A MENTAL picture of that vast army of fishermen now overhaul ing their tackle with some of their wives standing arms akimbo, mouth pursed and one foot tapping the floor, reminds us of a fish story coming out of Nipigon, that famous speckled trout stream in Northern Ontario. Consid ering that the use of a man's name and title, together with location, must be Colby FUKNISHINGS . >LL Colby furnishings, in addition to being soundly built, embody beauty of de sign, based on sound precedents. Few shops in Amer ica offer so extensive a selection of really fine furniture and accessories. John A COLBY and Sons Interior Decorators since 1866 129 North Wabash Avenue MILWAUKEE EVANSTON OAK PARK CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Changing residence? The Chicagoan will follow, naturally, but a bit more promptly if the appended form is utilized in advance. Two weeks are required to complete transfer (New address) _ (Name) _...._ _ (Old address) (Date of change) _ _ _. 46 TMECMICAGOAN Indian-detours The most distinctive motor cruise service in the world — The deluxe way — by Cadillac Harveycar — of visiting hidden primitive Span ish Missions, colorful Indian pueblos, prehistoric cliff dwellings set in the matchless scenery and climate of the Southern Rockies. Service is the equivalent of motoring with the finest of private facilities. Specially equipped Cadillac Cruisers are used. Driver-mechanicians are Harvey trained, and a private courier accompanies each party, limited to four guests to a single car. The Frijoles-Puye Indian-detour — Two days $40 Old Santa Fe, with nights at unique La Fonda. Primitive Mexican settlements in Pojoaque Valley, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso Indian pueblos. Frijoles Canyon and cliff-dwelling ruins of Puye. The Taos Indian-detour— Three days $65 The Frijoles-Puye Indian-detour in full, with luncheon at Puye on second day -thence to Taos Indian pueblo, overnight at famous Taos town, and the Rio Grande gorge on the return. A Day in Old Santa Fe-U 2.50 24-hours, train to train.Tesuque Indian pueblo and 60 miles by Harveycoach. There are a score of other lndlan-detour», for merly known as Harveycar Motor €rulnes, to every out-of-the-way corner of New Mexico and Arizona. The individual rate Include* every expense en route -motor transportation by Har veycar, courier service, meals, hotel ue~ commodaltons uolth bath. East bound or westbound, these new Indian-detours will commence and end at La my, New Mexico, on your Santa Fe way to California. CLIP AND MAIL COUPON HARVEYCAR INDIAN-DETOURS 1263-A Santa Fe, New Mexico Please send free copy of Indian -detours booklet and map. M taken as basis for truth, the following is reported as gospel by a Canadian Pacific official in Chicago. Monsieur Louis Varlese of Ghent, representing the department of immi' gration, en route to Western Canada to study agricultural conditions, stepped from the train at Nipigon River station last summer, voicing his eagerness to catch the "big fish." The story moves with the rapidity of a Hollywood scenario: One of the best of the O jib way guides is procured, with a Nipigon freight canoe big enough to carry five people . . . M. Varlese admits his igno- ranee where trout are concerned and guide begins to worry, having been told his reputation rests on the success of this particular trip. . . M. Varlese casts into the pool with a flourish . . , pole waves back and forth . . . fine view presented to all fish in neighborhood. Guide sees it coming as fisherman starts to reel in for another cast. . . WHAM . . . line screams out, fisher' man almost losing balance and attempt' ing to check whirring reel which bends the rod almost double. "Let it go," the guide yells hoarsely . . . out goes the line . . . out to the very end with fish darting back and forth, and fisherman, by his tugging, threatening to break the rod. "Let it go," guide again yells, think' ing there is plenty of line left. He has visions of praise coming on return to camp with this speckled fighter which must weigh seven pounds or more. Name. .Address. M. Varlese turns with questioning look, glances down at reel while his rod has the appearance of the hump on a camel . . . gazes out over glinting water where the old speckled trout is swearing and trying to rid himself of the thing that holds him . . . turns back to guide with air of resignation and . . . throws away one perfectly good reel and expensive rod, a fifteen-pound test line and any chances he may have had of bringing home a trout. * * * At camp that night, the guide diplc matically refrained from appearing while M. Varlese stood in the midst of a group of hilarious guests. "Ze guide yell let go, so I tink ze fish too big and dangerous so I trow ze pole in ze rivaire," M. Varlese ex' plained with many gestures and shrugs. But the asterisks represent the conver' sation which the guide carried on with himself as he paddled Monsieur Var lese back to camp. — L. T. KELLIE. TI4Q CHICAGOAN 47 Chicago's Best Families Use CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water In the best homes and in the smart restaurants, where pure water is served to maintain the same high standard as the food, you will find Chippewa Spring Water. Chosen for its delight ful softness, exceptional pure- ness, and sparkling clearness. Served at the table right from the bottle, Chippewa adds the finishing touch to hospitality. Won't you accept a half'gallon bottle with our compli' merits and see for yourself how re freshingly pure Chippewa Spring Water really is? Pour it in a glass and see the pure- ness fairly sparkle. Drink a portion and feel the de- lightful softness that makes it so palatable. Fill in the coupon below and mail it today. No obligation or expense. Chippewa Spring Water Company of Chicago 1318 S. Canal Street Phone: Roosevelt 2920 I would li\e to learn about Chippewa Spring Water. Tou, may send me a bot tle free. "Home Address Phone Cinema Southern Exposure By WILLIAM R. WEAVER FORT MYERS, FLA., April 14.— These talkies, like Ashton Stevens' overstuffed words, get in the hair. Not even a Balaban and Kate moon low in an Urban sky keeps townsfolk from midnight matinees that begin at 11:30 and end in mosquito bites. And so I've three unavoidable pictures to tell you about if a rumored romp to Gaar (Mort Green) Williams1 fabulous Sanibel Island doesn't intervene. This island, the one you've been see- ing cartooned on the second section of the Tribune all winter, is a ferry jump off the mainland down McGregor Boulevard a piece from Citizen Thomas Alva Edison's overgrown dwelling and underknown laboratory. Citizen Edison and his 1914 Ford get little more than a tumble from the folks whose immediate forebears laughed off his offer to make Fort Myers the first electriclighted city in the world, an affront laughed off in turn by the wizard, but I am told a good deal of interesting news about him by Ronald Halgrim, the hand somer but no less clever O. 0. Mcln- tyre of The Fort Myers Press, who happens also to be the unsigned Bos- well whose sideline it is to loose upon the world all the news about the grey genius. Some of this news, unpub lished until now, is of considerably greater interest than the fact that Son of the Gods isn't a very good movie. To begin, it isn't known that Mrs. Edison sought to gladden her husband's eighty-third birthday with a boardwalk chair in which he might be comfortably conveyed from the pier-end where he cogitates, far out in the Caloosahat- chee, to the quite distant shop where he coaxes tire rubber from goldenrod plants. The O. Henry finish to this episode is that he refuses to ride in the silly thing. To continue, I have before me the original document of the 1927 annual interview (my young friend Halgrim is the root of this thriving news fea ture) out of which sprung the head line quoting Edison as supporting Hoover in the then impending election. Halgrim pencils a set of questions on yellow copy paper, leaving ample space between, and Edison fills in the R E AD/O need not be radio . . . but rich enter= tainment . . . with so thoughtfully chosen an instrument as this Radiola 46. COMMONWEALTH EDISON LECTRIC SHOP s 72 WEST ADAMS STREET AND BRANCHES Federal Coupons Given K-. Rococo House A Modern Swedish Setting Serving Swedish Foods 161 East Ohio Street Sunday Dinner Dinner — Luncheon THURSDAY Special Squab Dinner 48 TUECI-IICAGOAN he a (yicisli (M<dunllaAi WHEN she enters a rcomthingsseem to become more ani mated. They assume new life. Everybody ap pears to become gayer, brighter, more cheerful because she herself ra diates gaiety, brightness, cheerfulness. Hers is the vivacity that springs from overbubbling good health, a vivacity that seldom fails to be come contagious. Soothing, youth-preserving sleep is sleep that is sound and deep. It's not how long you sleep but how well that matters. The type of the mattress, the resilience of the spring. ..these are of the utmost importance. They must be adapted to your weight and individual requirements: in a word, they must be made express ly for you, to your order. They are at HALE'S, and, surprisingly, at no extra cost. Won't you call on your next shopping trip and let us tell you more about this vital subject? HALE'S Specialists in Sleeping Equipment 516 N.Michigan Ave. CHICAGO Fisher Building DETROIT 420 Madison Avenue NEW YORK 1006 Broad Street NEWARK 1323 Connecticut Ave., WASHINGTON, D. C. SIMMONS BEAUTYREST MATTRESSES AND SPRINGS {Built to Individual Requirements at No Extra Cost) BERKEY& GAY BEDROOM FURNITURE, BOUDOIR ACCESSORIES answers. The Hoover question, third in the list, reads: "Do you think Hoover has a good chance?" A great expanse of space below surrounds Edi son's succinct "Yes." Thus journalism — and genius. But I started out to say something about Son of the Gods. Well, it's one of those Rex Beach things and may have been a good book, but it should have been left between covers. zjirliss at Play Perhaps Miami is a too grand set' ting, a too idealized and romantic background, for the grandly idealized and romantic Green Goddess. Or per haps I've wearied of seeing the great Arliss wasting his talents on this twad dle, what with catching it in the flesh at the Great Northern and in the silent celluloid somewhere else. At any rate, it isn't to be mentioned in the same paragraph with Disraeli, so why men tion it at all? I'll not. Novarro Sings Ramon Novarro's Devil-May-Care is better stuff in these waters. Experienced on return from El Cap tive, an unbelievably peaceful island near Sanibel whereupon pirates per petrated colorful outrage when St. Augustine was a clearing, it stands up quite well. Perhaps because it is of France, of Napoleon's return from Elba, and of heoric deeds lightly done to lilting melody and with no great show of realism. I thought Novarro quite awful in that Hawaiian thing that made a popular tune of Pagan Love Song (was The Pagan its title?) but he's better in this. For one thing, he does his own singing this time. For others, he has two leading ladies in stead of one and both are white. There are a number of other good reasons for giving Devil-May-Care a look and lis ten. Do so. And now, good Chicagoans, my good shepherd of the Fort Myers Press, aided and abetted by my brown and bristling daughter of three Florida win ters, will have no more of this dull typing. I am promised the rare nut meg cocoanut fresh clipped from its lofty branch, a first-row seat at the daily matinee battle between pelican and porpoise for toothsome mullet, gaudy shells easy upon the eye and brutal to Chicago feet — even, should I be so brave, a go at the tremendous tarpon. Who am I to worry about movies or magazines under this pres sure? TUECI4ICAG0AN 49 Humoresque UNCLE SAM is preparing to give Chicago a new post office, and he does not say anything about our earn ing it by good behavior. One of Chicago's leading literary critics finds "All in the Family," the current Col. Roosevelt's narrative of his childhood, disappointing and dull. It, apparently, should have been kept in the family. • Measures are being taken to elimi nate racketeers from the photographers' ranks. Perhaps we now shall get to the bottom of those unsatisfactory pass port pictures. • One of the sketches from "Glass Cases," in the last issue of The Chi cagoan, inspires us to remark that the manufacturers of vibratory reducing machines are living on the fat of the land. • It is the belief of a distinguished personage that every citizen should run for public office at least once in his life. After which he may need to run for shelter. The Briton about to espouse the Chi cago divorcee who winged him not so long ago, can do so without fear. Any one will tell him that a woman can not hit the same mark twice. • While we are on the subject of things British: The radio, it is said, is responsible for the adoption of American slang by the Britons. Deucedly sporting of them. And in equally plain language, the London naval conference might be called a scrap about scrapping. The re-election of the Irish repub lic's president was effected with com plete unanimity. What has become of the Hibernian love of a good political fray? • Life's like this: According to one doctor, weeping promotes beauty in women, which is just one more thing they gain by tears. And a man was arrested in an at tempt to mail a letter in a fire alarm So long as there is beauty in the world one need not be comfort less. And there will always be beauty in the world. You can bring it most vividly into your own everyday life. Beauty of hands, hair, skin, complexion. All the aids to beauty are dis pensed courteously and efficient ly by Henry's skilled attendants. Prices surprisingly low. YOUR HAIRDRESSER uviu6 ZmjuoLxx 55 E. WASHINGTON Suite 431 Pittsfield Bldg. FRANKLIN 9801 box. Perhaps he was musing upon an old flame. • A speeding ambulance plunged through a safety zone, injuring twenty- two persons. We believe this is going a bit too far in high pressure salesman ship. • The Bronx housewife who told the census enumerator that she had been neutralized may be under the impres sion that she had become a citizen of a pacifistic country. • By this time most of us have had noses counted in the census. In the meantime, the "drys" claim that the Literary Digest is forcing a rosy out come by counting only noses of sim ilar hue. • On an editorial page appears a pro test against the "hogging of the spot light" in the prehistoric scene by the dinosaur. Judging from the front page, the beast that rears its head in these diluvial days is the blind pig. • The recent unpleasant weather pre cipitated an ironic editorial in a local newspaper which twitted our chief meteorologist on his faulty weather prediction. We venture the suggestion that, with the possible exception of newspaper circulation, there are few figures that can be prognosticated with any reasonable degree of certainty. — ANNA ROTHE. 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 You can now get Alladay Frocks at $85.00, made to your measurements. ^/ INC naivipieu INC l^-*1 * 6 1 6-622 Sb- Michigan Jvenue Sixth Floor ChlCCt.00 Arcade Bldg. Q TI4ECUICAGOAN The Private Life of Helen of Troy" OR "Why Wives Leave Home" /~\UR interviewer met the dazzling ^ Helen in the Ritz Troy lounge. It was dusk and there was a hint of cool nights in the air. Helen drew her wrap closer as she settled back in the "over stuffed" by Kaplan, Kaplan and Kaplan. "When the days get shorter, I just can't help but think of the long winter nights in Sparta," she said as she shrugged a shrug. "Menelaus was so careless about the house. Many's the time I was obliged to leave my beauty sleep to look after the furnace. I left him, as you perhaps know." "Tell me," begged the interviewer, "were you any better off with Paris? I've heard it said that the Trojans weren't any better than the Greeks as providers." "Don't you believe it!" exclaimed the beautiful Helen. "Paris certainly knew his women. I wasn't in the house five minutes before he had gas piped right to the furnace. I never had to break a peach basket for kindling and I never sifted an ash." GOOD LOVERS. LIKE PARIS. PUT GAS BURNERS IN THEIR FURNACES THE PEOPLES CAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY For the Thoughtful Hour "The Chicagoan" four-cseven 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 cosmo politan, chastening companion of the cultured intellect, defending its prophetical brief with perennial eclat. whose selective treatment of life and affairs is authoritative and concisely different, whose views on the drama and the finer arts create opinions new and enduring, whose whole con tent is a vivid commentary of a very vital civilization. P^lame) (Address). LIGHT WHINES AND JEERS [CONTINUKD FROM PAGE 14] had to sin hard to make up for lost opportunities. But as a contemporary Hindu philosophy has observed : "Every sinner has a future, as every saint has had a past." If it turn out that the future belongs to the sinners, I speculated, then one must look for another type of philosophy, one in which temperance is a virtue and ab' stinence a vice. Abstinence is a vir- tue — only for a race not yet come of age, hard pressed by toil, unused to luxury or leisure, a generation self- distrustful of its powers. But America, I flattered me, is coming of age; the pioneer hardships are over; leisure is increasing, education is widely dis- tributed. If this be true, I continued with my self, when men pass the first wave of rebellion against a revival of absti' nence philosophy they will seek to work out a philosophy of life on saner foundations. And when they find themselves in this constructive mood of taking life itself for better or for worse, they will distrust one extreme as their fathers misused another. If they need precedents for such an at tempt, I thought, they will take the wings of morning and awake in a new- ethical climate with new companions. Here they will behold Socrates who was not ashamed to drink his com panions under the table when this was the only argument they understood. Here is Plato who prescribed soul-cul ture through harmonizing desires rath er than through frustrating them. Here is Aristotle who taught that the mean is better than either abstinence or excess. If they respond to this climate, I concluded, they may come to maturity in its warmth, discovering that the good life is a life inspired by love, guided by knowledge, and filled with enrichment. Nothing overmuch, but everything temperately — this will be their motto. So living and so seeing, they will then discern that prohibition represents no paltry issue for a mere electoral season between Republicans and Democrats, but that it is a symbol of an ancient and ever-lasting strife between two great ideals — the struggle between those who, as William James put it, joy in "the light of the world's fulness" and those who in faintness of heart turn their backs upon it. TI4C CHICAGOAN 51 WJ To the discriminating renter the I: ARK. LAJN E managementsuggests ¦with complete confidence their beau tiful Hotel Homes, ranging from 1 to 6 rooms, in this ultra-smart and distinctive hotel. With furnishings to suit the indi vidual taste — exacting but unobtru sive service — excellent dining room . — 'ideal location overlooking the Lake and Lincoln Park and but 15 minutes to the Loop with all transpor tation facilities, it would be truly dif ficult to find a more desirable home. An inspection of our superior ac commodations and their reasonable rentals will immediately bring you to a decision to be our guest. Direction of FREDERIC C. SKIIXMAN Phone Bittersweet 3800 Sheridan Road at Surf Street CHICAGO Smart Riding Apparel For ladies and gentlemen, tailored to measure. Correct, smart styles at attractive prices. Riding Boots Of finest English make in a wide selection of correct styles and leathers. Attractive catalog of Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phon* request. Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrison 5708 Chi ago Prize Blossoms Pride of Central States By BURKE HARTNETT NOT even the heat and thunder of the McCormick-Deneen fracas were violent enough to dull the Town's excitement over the flowers that sprang to lush life in the grim walls of the Stadium, while the po litical battle was at its height. The Central States Garden and Flower show was an Event with a Capital E, and its gentling effect upon the local citizenry and, we hope, upon the vio- lent tales of the Town that spread throughout the nation will long be felt. The show was praised by leading horticulturists and garden club execu- tives as the most spectacular and largest garden show in America, and that, if you have followed the spec tacular shows of the East means some thing. They just about rebuilt the Stadium for the show. Where the ring once stood went the beautiful green garden installed by the Lake Forest Garden Club with the famous Milles fountain, specially brought from Sweden, as its centerpiece. Nineteen other full size gardens, Italian, Naturalistic, Modern, a Bit of Wild Wood, a Bog Garden, and others occupied the main arena, bordered by an amazing array of com mercial exhibits. The balconies, which seat thousands of spectators for sport ing events, were transformed into a series of double terraces, forming a magnificent view of the garden pano rama below. On these balconies the ninety-six garden clubs, members of the Garden Club of Illinois, under whose auspices the show was held, displayed their wares, if we can call these ethereal blossoms wares. The garden club entries particularly reflected the growth of a knowledge of landscape gardening and planting among the women active in this move ment. Clubs ranging from Lake For est to Chicago, western towns and suburban cities, Hinsdale, Wheaton and southern areas were represented in the show. Their entries included miniature houses and gardens, full size porches and terraces, shadow box studies, little gardens, and a dazzling display of dinner, supper and special occasion tables. 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E. de Murg <w/ here's a new charm "to "tea ti me i n narc//ng s COLONIAL H00M And a refreshing inter lude too, while anytime between 3 and 5:30 you can enjoy a delicious tea amidst the charm of early American surroundings. ON WABASiP just south or nAoifOH In the open class for large gardens, the first prize went to Paul Battey of North Brook with his exquisite in' formal iris and water garden. The di' rector's cup went to Charles Fiore, with his elaborate Italian garden, an artistic combination of terraces, walls and iron gates, fountain statuary and lovely blooming plants. Another Italian garden, that of John T. Scheep- ers of New York, received the coveted gold medal of the Garden Club of America, which was awarded to his exhibit as being the most distinguished exhibit in the show. A silver cup was given to the Gar den Department of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for their miniature model house and garden entry. Mrs. Harry E. Wolfing is chairman of this department and Mrs. A. C. Schnura built the model. The Glencoe Garden Club with Mrs. Chas. W. Spooner in charge of its porch arrangement was also deemed worthy of a cup. The County Club of Barrington received the cup in the little garden class, Mrs. Robert R. Hammond being in charge of the exhibit. The fourth cup went to the Evanston Garden Club, which exhibited a gate built by Mrs. Carmin Lutkin. Mrs. Frederick Fisher of Lake Bluff is president of the Garden Club of Illinois, under whose auspices the show was held and Mrs. Walter Brewster is chairman of the show's ad visory board. Many other women in Chicago and suburban affairs were also active at the show and the whole affair was a noble monument to their efforts. May they come soon again! TWt CHICAGOAN 53 IN QUOTES CHARLES CENTER CASE in re signing as attorney for election board: "The ruling displeased Maguire. When I cited a Supreme Court deci sion he said, 'To hell with the Supreme Court and the law. We consider this a matter of policy.' " ? HUGH S. SAXON, suicide on ac count of ill health, just before his death admonishes son: ' 'Build up a strong body. The world has no use for a sick man. It has been my failure in life." ? CHARLES S. PETERSON, city treasurer: "Chicago is not as bad as it is painted." ? MICHAEL J. FAHERTY, at Ash land Ave. widening proceedings: "Don't blame me. Sue the voters who turned down the bond issues." ? POLICE COMMISSIONER RUS SELL: "If you have time to kill, save it for safety. Wait until the green light appears. Trying to save a few seconds may cost you your life." ? GEORGE McGOWAN, lake steamer fireman blinded by poison liquor: "Oh, Lord, let me see the sun again and I'll never take another drink. I have been drinking denatured alky all Winter. Bought it at filling sta tions." ? ^ LLOYD LEWIS, in The Outloo\: "So long as racketeers had been fairly reasonable about their assessments it had been cheaper to pay $100 a year in dues than to run the risk of losing a back stoop and several nights' sleep. When, however, the dues were raised to $250, the shop-keeper revolted. His back porch could be mended for less." ^Tf£?NI,OF THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE MENT, CIRCULATION, ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF rv t ^ AUGUST 24, 1912 Ut Ihe Chicagoan, published bi-weekly at Chicago, Illinois, for April 1, 1930 State of Illinois) County of Cook J ss- Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State rrs c?unty_ aforesaid, personally appeared George diirord, who, having been duly sworn according to law> deposes ancl says '^at he is tne kusir>ess manager °! The Chicagoan and that the following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true state ment of the ownership, management (and if a daily paper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid publica tion for the date shown in the above caption, required °y the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in section 411, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form, to wit: 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are: Publisher— Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Editor— Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Managing Editor — William R. Weaver, 407 S. Dearborn St. FRUH CORRECT CLOTHES FOR Good JUDGMENT — applied to Clothes Buying Any man can have the finest custom tailor make his clothes — if he can afford it. But men who want the extra satisfaction of custom tailor ing luxury without the extravagance of custom cost prefer Fruhauf ready for service clothes, for they are everything in style, workmanship and fabric that a tailor can produce. $ 50 and up HATS > GLOVES • SHIRTS ties » Hosiery » under. WEAR > COMPLETE LINE OF GOLF TOGGERY Smith, Holst & Mc Elhone, ln= 12th floor « Republic Building « 209 South State Street Business Manager — George Clifford, 407 S. Dear born St. 2. That the owner is: (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and also immedi ately thereunder the names and addresses of stock holders owning or holding one per cent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corpora tion, the names and addresses of the individual own ers must must be given. If owned by a firm, com pany, or other unincorporated concern, its name and address, as well as those of each individual member, must be given.) The Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 S. Dearborn St. Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. 3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are: (If there are none, so state.) None. 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders, and security hold ers, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as they appear upon the books of the company but also, in cases where the stock holder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary re lation, the name of the person or corporation for whom such trustee is acting, is given; also that the said two paragraphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circum stances and conditions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner- and this affiant has no reason to believe that any person, association, or corporation has any interest direct or indirect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so stated by him. 5. That the average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six months preceding the date shown above is (This information is required from daily publications only.) Geo. Clifford, Business Manager. Sworn to and subscribed before me this First dav of April 1930. (Seal) James P. Prendergast. (My commission expires February, 1932.) 54 THE CHICAGOAN Theatre-going and the Thought— THAT the lobbyist is poorly paid and can't help being weak-kneed ; THAT everything does not come to him who waits in line; THAT joy is largely a clicking of time with the event; THAT some things are remembered because they are regretted ; THAT delay is the most insufferable kill-joy; THAT the evening may be a total loss because the curtain was prompt ; THAT the short-sighted man cannot sit in the back; THAT the difference between attempt and possession is a good seat ; THAT others are availing themselves of THE CHI CAGOANS Theater Ticket Service; THAT your comfort is akin to any other mortal's; THAT for your convenience you may detach the cou pon below, and — THAT the tedium of theater-going is not a tedium after all. . < « The Chicagoan Theatre Service I. Application must be received by The Chicagoan not less than seven days in advance of per formance for which tickets are desired. 2. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in cor rect amount payable to The Chicagoan [See page 2 for prices.] 3. Application must be in writing; telephone orders canot be ac cepted. 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. C4ICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) _ (Number of seats) _ (Date) (Second choice of date)... (Name) - - - (Address) (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $.. Golf Lessons NOTE: Mr. Emery's golf lessons began in the April 26, or preceding, issue of this always helpful journal. IN the first lesson, in order not to frighten you with too many tech' nicalities, the stance was rather slurred over. Yet nothing is more important in golf. You have to stand to hit the ball properly. To take your stance, spread your feet slightly apart. It doesn't make much difference how far apart your feet are. The main purpose is to se* cure complete balance. Some days you will feel perfectly balanced when your feet are only six inches apart; other days you will feel unsteady even when your feet are about as far apart as they will go, barring the "splits." The toes should point out naturally; or if it is more natural, you may point them in. The weight of the body should be evenly distributed between the two feet, playing no favorites. Now that's your stance. Just as you have to stand to play golf, you also have to hold a club. Hence, the grip is something that we cannot afford to overlook. Different people use different grips, and you can pretty well take your choice. I have seen professionals who stoutly assert that golf cannot be played properly with other than the overlapping grip overwhelmingly defeated by advocates of the interlocking grip. A leading professional, describing this grip, says: "Let the club take its natural lie. First put the left hand on the shaft so it lies diagonally across the hand. The first two fingers grasp the grip, the shaft crosses the third finger near the base and extends diagonally across the fleshy party of the palm. ..." Understand that? No? Well, neither do I, so let's not go on with it. Supposing you just take a good grip on the club, using both hands impartially. As in bridge games between mar' ried couples, foot and knee action are important. Yet they are simple. You will find, if you take your stance and start your backswing, that your left heel will lift slightly and turn some' what forward. That is as it should be: a well-turned ankle. In the down' swing, the action is reversed. The left heel comes down to its original posi' tion and the right heel, in turn, lifts and turns toward the ball. And very pretty it is, too, if you don't fall down. — JOHN C. EMERY. TMQCWICAGOAN 55 • SHOPS ABOUT TOWN [continued from page 3 5] These Many Fripperies IF you don't buy all your bags when you buy your shoes you can pick up a few treasures in Field's purse sec tion. A new material, exclusive with them, and named Dull Crepe makes some lovely bags. It is a sort of silk and wool material very soft and lus trous and wears beautifully they tell me, and they have a wide range of colors from the dark practical ones to the bright summery pastels. Many of them are decorated with prystal; one particularly smart in brown with a handle of amber prystal and a carved prystal ornament on the flap. Another delightful spring bag I saw here was in dark blue linen lined with French blue, and with a leather strap trim ming — very effective for the popular blue suits. Another harmony idea is carried out by the bright little Frank shop in the Palmolive building. Frank makes some lovely hats in stiffly starched linen, en circles the crown with a leather band, and then makes a purse to match. In fact he makes purses to order to match any costume in fabric, color and de sign. The perfect bag for any spring street costume is a soft green duveteen fashioned by the Richey shop at 122 East Delaware with two dull silver buttons and a ripper fastening. Since notes of contrasting color are much in vogue a touch of green might be a good idea with your black outfit. The Richey Shop also does some dashing things with tweed berets which they make to order to match your tweed suit. About the newest fashion this spring has produced are the fur cravats which, with many suits, look so much more appropriate than the opulent fur scarves. Of course, they are novelty things and since they are comparatively inexpensive will be much copied and perhaps die an early death. But they are attractive and a godsend to the little woman who looks crushed under a huge silver fox. In Field's fur sec tion they have them in many colors and furs — black, white, beige, tan, gray, in galyak, galapin, ermine or lapin. These are made up into jaunty cravat effects and also into little shoulder capes which tie in front. Then there are the "sausages" which, heaven forefend, may be the forerun ners of feather boas for summer. The sausage is perfectly round and long and worn loosely around the neck. In regular fur scarves the crossed fox and blue fox are much used this year. Silver fox is always fashionable but I am told that the quality of the skins is not so fine this year, as they are hold ing the best animals for breeding pur poses. Another splendid array of cra vats is shown by Saks who have laid hold of galyak and made it their own. A lovely one combines the black and white galyak and they have all shades of colors and styles, in white and sum mer ermine and other furs as well as in galyak. If you want really exciting acces sories you must take a dip into Field's Parisian Accessory section on their first floor. Everything here is exquis itely French — gloves by Alexandre and designed by Lelong, cobwebby French hosiery, handblocked Chanel scarves, French flowers and handkerchiefs, al ways something new. The Lelong gloves are striking. One pair has a very deep cuff and the glove buttons up the back of the hand instead of on the under wrist as we are accustomed. Another pair has a wide cuff in points of alternating shades, brown and beige or black and white, and fairly startling, but too Parisian for words. Most of the French stockings have wide lace clocks; you can order handkerchiefs to be monogrammed for you in Paris; and top it all off with one of the enchant ing Chanel scarf and bag sets. April showers may bring May flow ers and all that sort of thing but they are pretty hard on new spring ward robes. Yet one hates to (at least I do) invest very much money in an infre quently used piece like a raincoat, but much more does one hate to slouch around in a dowdy affair which makes rainy days more depressing than they already are. The new April Showers coat by Capper and Capper solves the problem nicely. It is ridiculously in- expensive and really good-looking. Of a very light fabric which feels like waterproof silk but isn't, trimmed with a jaunty waterproof velvet belt and a band of waterproof velvet on the cuffs this makes a wholly delightful day out of a stormy one. And what's more it will be perfect for the dusty automobile trips of summer. It's cool and com fortable, very trig and smart, and folds up easily into the side pocket of a car, so that you can descend from a long ride as fresh and smiling as you were at the beginning. Make Your Party a Success In Chicago's Most Popular Party Rooms for Dances, Dinners, Weddings! Brilliant party rooms — Novel settings for distinc tive affairs. The lavish Ori ental Room — the luxurious Towne Club or moderneSil- ver Club on the Roof. Gra cious service — a fine cui sine. Prices most attractive. Menus and suggestions sub mitted without obligation. Hotel Knickerbocker Walton PI. at Michigan Blvd. (Opposite The Drake) J.I. McDONELL, Manager Phone Superior 4264 Your Teams played an important part in the 7<[ational Indoor Championship Tournament concluded this month in T^etu Yor\ and Broo\- lyn, following the sensational District Tournament in Chicago. The complete story of the premier event of the season in the indoor game is told interestingly and authoritatively in words and pictures in the next issue of POLO The Magazine of the Game Quigley Publishing Company 407 S. Dearborn St. POLO is obtainable by subscription only: $S for one year, $8 for two years, $10 for three years. 56 TUECUICAGOAN DEAR CHIC A Sheaf of Letters to the Bouquets for T. V. Smith Thank you for Prof. Smith's very helpful and readable piece on Censor' ship. The clarity with which his ideas arc presented in some way resembles the clarity of the musical ideas in the string quartets of Mozart. I didn't know that philosophy is like that. Next time I am in the market for some philosophy it is going to be Prof. Smith's brand. N. Wylie Smith, 7654 Oglesby Avenue. Brickbats for James Weber Linn What do you mean — sport, Dr. Linn? When James Weber Linn dis cusses journalism, I listen with pro found respect. It is a subject in which he specializes and in which he has achieved world-wide fame. I bow to him as a recognized authority. But when he makes a scathing, prejudicial attack upon boxing in an article which fairly beams with arrogance and au thoritative finality, I am inclined to sit back and say "just who does this Dr. Linn think he is anyway?" Dr. Linn's article is not the dis passionate, even tempered work of a sportsman. Rather does it resemble the ravings of a fanatic. No one can speak with authority or fairness on a subject about which one knows com paratively little— and Dr. Linn's pen reveals his ignorance of boxing. I ques tion whether he has ever attended a fight. His indictment of the Golden Gloves tournament was based entirely upon the radio announcer's descriptions of the bouts. As to the accuracy or abil ity of the announcer I cannot say. I was at the Coliseum and consequently could only draw my impressions from a close-up view of the fights. Obviously I could not be expected to report the happenings as accurately as the Doctor from his point of vantage before the radio. According to the Doctor, Profes sional fighting produces a group whose whole interest in life is the financial interest. This, to him, is a lamentable fact. Yet he proudly blows the trumpets for Tunney — the one fighter in history who grabbed his money and quit the game. AGOAN- Editor Again the Doctor decries the fact that most of the Golden Gloves con testants were comparatively unedu cated — and then reverses his field to show how disgraceful it was for a University of Illinois student to com pete. Would the University, or any university, he asks, take the profits from the show, if they were offered? Would they, indeed? I wonder if the good Doctor knows that most colleges have boxing teams and that the mem bers are rewarded with letters. I have attended a number of intercollegiate boxing contests and have yet to get in for nothing. Yes, Doctor, I'd feel bad ly for the Forty and Eight's prospects, if the proceeds were offered to any university, including your own. "Listen to that crowd roaring for knockdowns, yelling for blood, booing defense, eager for blows that hurt," says the Doctor. Now isn't that in teresting! The gocxl Doctor certainly can write — but that's his specialty. The difficulty here is that he selected the wrong subject. Where I was sit ting, the crowd applauded cleverness. Young Steeve of the University of Il linois received a tremendous ovation for his unusually brilliant defensive work. The only booing I heard took place when the crowd didn't agree with the decision — and early in the evening when young Crain was exhausted and apparently in danger of getting hurt that terrible bloodthirsty crowd began to yell "stop that fight, stop that fight." But then I was only a witness. I yield to the Doctor as he sits before the radio! Very truly, David Nichols, 1400 Lake Shore Drive. By Jit the Scions, You're Right! For the Puzzle Editor: If we are to believe in signs, what sort of sign does a SCION wear, and how are we to tell a SCION unless he has a sign? We have a suspiCION that by using a bit of coerCION, you will be favorable toward accepting SCION as a third word, if not the third word ending, as you require, in c-i-o-n. Cordially yours, Harold A. Ruecer, 350 McCormick Building. Anent Censorship Smith's autopsy on censorship was a thorough dissection and to me, con vincing. I like his attitude implying as it docs a knowledge of profitable restraints before their acceptance. Too, his suggestion of knowing when and what to reject when obnoxious. Puri- tanism has never been given the right kind of poison to bring about its death. One can live for a long time with colic but it can cramp judgments and blur the outkxik liberal. Intelligent con cepts presented by men like Smith will do more to vitiate this diable than any- spasmodic rantings and quack pana ceas. Let's have more of this straight- thinking Galahad. Bruce M. Taylor, New Rochelle, New York. An Oasis in the Sahara The beacon of "life worth while" burns brighter! The "Chicagoan" ar rived this day. The arrival of this keen refreshing magazine from the "Dynamic City" brings me and some of my friends out of the lethargic niri- eompoopness of the Orient. In my travels I carry old copies with me and during my last trip to Baghdad I left a copy with an old Arab merchant in the Bazaar, who reads some English, when I told him "who" Chicago was and what the "Chicagoan" is, his half sleepy eyes opened like unto the caverns of Kenya. After due and measured consideration he said he doubted not the truthfulness of my words, but that he preferred to see some of the said City of Wonders, but judging by the literature, meaning the "Chicagoan" he imagined (what :a mental effort) that it, meaning either the paper or the City, must be won derful! He had me explain many things, and while exaggeration was not part of my varsity equipment, long residence among these Oriental peoples makes it come a little easier than on Dearborn and Clark or even Winnetka. Mrs. V. and I pass the "Chicagoan" around to friends and when it is re turned to us after some weeks it comes back in parts. I do not possess porcine characteris tics but I may say you may let us have the "Chicagoan" as often as you desire. We love it and appreciate it. Cotton, which is King here, has lost its throne and I venture to say we are in for a long warm summer. Selah. Ted C. Vella, Alexandria, Egypt Three florida-collier coast hotels open all year round TAMPA LAKELAND WEST PALM BEACH Hotel Lakeland Terrace, Hotel Floridan and Hotel Dixie Court are operated on a year 'round basis. The same modest rates and efficient service prevail in all seasons of the year. Write direct to the hotel or wire collect for reservations. Hotel Dixie Court West Palm Beach aaoaaoD A NEW MODERN HOTEL CHAIN under HAL THOMPSON management These Florida-Collier Coast Hotels are open December to April HOTEL TAMPA TERRACE, TAMPA HOTEL SARASOTA TERRACE, SARASOTA HOTEL MANATEE RIVER, BRADENTON HOTEL ROYAL WORTH, WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA-COLLIER COAST HOTELS., NC. HOSTS O F THE F L O R I D A C © A. S T S "Something borrowed' Traditionally, it's the bride's own rhyme, but there's a thought in it, too, for those who wait with her for the momentous hour. "Something old" ... the certainty that a good cigarette will never fail you, whatever happens. "Something new" ... a quickened appreciation of the inherent excel lence of this one. "Something bor rowed" ... a Camel, when you've smoked the last one in your case. "And something blue" . . . the friendly haze that lends its fra grance to the whole occasion. \tURK1SH& DOMESTIC CIGARETTES. 1930, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, N. C