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(E) Necklace: simulated coral and jade, $lo.co. (F) Handbag : by Chanel, variety ofbraidcoIor=combinations,$22.5o. (G) Neck= lace: by Patou, wood and metal, $l6.5o. (H) Bracelet: to match necklace, $7.5o. (I) Blacks stone Shop perfume, $12.50. (J) Prince Matcha- belli's, "Empress of India," $5.00, $9.oo, $16.00. 2 THE CI4ICAGOAN THEATER Musical *THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL— Harris Theatre, 170 N. Dear born. 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. MTHE LITTLE SHOW— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Refreshing revue with Clifton Webb and Libby Holman who need no introduction and lots bigger than the title would indicate in the way of song and dance. Eve nings $4.40. Sat. mat. only $3.00. Cur tain eves., 8:30. Sat. mat., 2:30. *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. MTHE 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. *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. *A WOHDERFUL HIGHT — Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark St. Central 8240. Adaptation of Johann Strauss' "De Fledermaus." All star cast. Mar velous music. Started April 10. Curtain 8:15. Eves., $3.85. Sat. mat., $3.00. *NINE 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. Vaudeville -KPALACE— 159 W. Randolph. State 6977. High time vaudeville of the RKO Circuit and the best in Chicago. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— The Season, by Nat Karson Cover Current Entertainment for the fort night ending May 17 Page 2 Tables of the Town 4 Editorials, by Martin ]. S^uigley 7 Suggestions for 1940, by Genevieve Forbes'Herric\ 9 The Great Jewel Mystery, by Romola Voynow 11 That Splendid Isolation, by Philip Hesbitt 12-1 3 The Water-Winged Mercury, by Gael Sullivan 14 Town Talk, by Richard "Riquarius" Atwater 15 Distinguished Chicagoans, by /. H. E. Clar^ 16-17 May Flowers, by A. R. Katz 18-19 Matt Winn — Chicagoan, by Warren Brown 20 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 26 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 30 In Quotes 33 Music, by Robert Polla\ 34 Shops About Town, by The Chicago' enne 36 Go Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 38 Chicago Personalities in the News 40 The External Feminine, by Marcia Vaughn 42 THE CHICAGOANS Theater Ticket Service Stars opposite theaters listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 22. Evenings, including Sundays and holi days, $2.00. Matinees, $1.00. Drama ?ARIADNE — Goodman theater, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 7085. British comedy in typical A. A. Milne fashion and meant, perhaps, for a Mayfair audience. Katherine Krug is charming and Hale Mackeen as the husband help to carry this through a few hours of SO'SO mirth. Reviewed in this issue. Limited engage* ment. Matinee Friday only, 2:30. Eve* nings, 8:30. All performances, $2.00. To be followed by "Escape," by John Galsworthy. MEBBE— Erlanger Theater, 127 N. Clark. State 2461. Charlotte Greenwood in a spicy fun'frolic and pleasant relief per* haps for a town that is presently musical and to be expected because it's Spring. Curtain 8:30 evenings; 2:30 matinees. $3.00 Sat. $2.50 evenings; $2.00 Wed. and Sat. mat. ?STRICTLY DISHONORABLE— Adelphi Theatre, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. One of these naughty droll affairs that would have the conventional climax. Charles Richman does some good work and maybe something ought to be said about Margaret Perry. She is young. Curtain 8:30. Wed. and Sat. mat., 2:30. Sun. to Fri., $3.00. Sat, $3.85. Mat., $2.50. *MANT A SLIP— Cort Theater, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. A play of love and inevitable marriage with Dorc thy Sands and Douglas Montgomery precise and effective in their parts. Mr. Boyden has a word to say about it in this issue. Wed. mat., $2.00; Sat. mat., $2.50; Eves., $2.50; Sat. eve., $3.00. MUSIC ORCHESTRA HALL— 220 S. Michigan Ave. Harrison 0363. May 2, Interna tional Harvester Choral Society; Sun. aft., May 4, Civic Music Assn.; May 5, Adult Educational Council; May 7, Chi' cago Bach Chorus; May 8, Businessmen's Orchestra; May 9, Celeste and Piano recital; Sun., aft., May 11, Voliva; May 12, Public Building Symphony Orchestra; May 14, Board of Education, May 15, Chicago A Cappella Choir; May 16, Daily News Oratorical Contest. ART ART INSTITUTE— S. Michigan at Adams. Central 7080. Entire month of May, a series of exhibitions including Belgian paintings, sculpture and graphic arts; in' ternational exposition of photographs from the Chicago Camera Club; water colors lent by Mrs. L. L. Coburn. Chicago Galleries Assn., 220 N. Michi' [continued on page four] Th* Chicagoan— Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by The Chicagoan Publish- LJ rZ %7 Sn.ith TVarhnrn St.. Chicaeo. 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Office: THE MAKE-UP BOX An intriguing little studio of feminine beauty where you may have cos metics blended to the coloring and texture of your skin by an expert in the art of make-up. Just think! Your own individual Face Powder, Rouge, Lipstick and Eye-shadow made into a formula and kept on file, so that you may reorder as you like, or wherever you may be. There are both daytime and evening lighting effects, for, you know, evening requires an entirely different make-up than is used for daytime! Another important idea is to be very careful as to the color of the costume you are wearing, as that too, requires its own make-up. Our operator will also demonstrate this to you. Stevens realize that each individual requires a definite Perfume and have created a series that is made in Paris, exclusively for Stevens, to dramatize each type. Make-Up Box — Second Floor •RES. TRADE MARK C. A. S. a B. 4 TI4QCWICAG0AN gan. Central 9646. Semi-annual exhibi tion of works by the artist members of the organization will be given beginning May 6 and to last about a month. Anderson Gallery tf Art Co., 536 S. Michigan. Harrison 1045. Exhibition by Frank Vining Smith to continue until about May 10. Exhibition of drawings, lithographs, etchings, aquatints, etc., by Emil Ganso. Carson, Pirie, Scott tf Co. Galleries, State and Madison Sts. Exhibition by Marguerite Kirmser, most famous etcher of dogs, beginning April 30 and to last several weeks. Paintings by John A. Spelman will be exhibited beginning May 10, on which day a reception will be held which Mr. Spelman will attend. M. Knoedler & Co., 622 S. Michigan Ave. Harrison 0994. Own stock of etchings, water colors and paintings.' Arts Club of Chicago, 410 N. Michigan. Superior 7272. Exhibition by Rouault on May 8; also Dimaxon designs by Buck Minster Fuller. Chicago Architec tural exhibition on May 15. O'Brien Galleries, 673 N. Michigan. Superior 2270. Miss Diana Thorne of New York, well-known for her etchings and paintings, is to be here to execute a number of commissions of portraits of dogs, early in May. Albert Roullier Galleries, 414 S. Michi gan. Harrison 3171. General historical exhibition of fine prints for both collec tor and amateur. Chester Johnson Galleries,, 410 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4763. Annual Spring exhibition, May 5 to the end or the month, of the important works by Tis- sarro, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Mary Cassat, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Derain, Matisse, Redon, and other French paint ers. LECTURES CONTEMPORARY THO UGHT — Wie- bolt Hall, McKinlock Campus, North western University, Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive at 7 o'clock on 3tp pUTJ PI-IO^ 3U.1 'Z. ^Vl 'Sitepsaupa/ft Philosopher by Prof. T. V. Smith; and May 14, The New Universe, by Prof. Baker Brownell. HISTORICAL — Chicago Historical So ciety, Dearborn and Ontario Streets. Saturday morning talks by William H. Johnson and during May will treat of Historic sites about Chicago and their importance. EXHIBITION MOTOR BOAT SHOW— Navy Pier at Lakefront. A million dollar exhibition of water cruisers ranging from cabin hulls to outboard runabouts and to con tinue until May 3, Gar Wood's famous Miss America VIII on special display. TABLES AND TIMES Morning — Noon — Night BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Prandial pre ferred, invariably above par. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. For one of the largest, it's surprisingly good to the individual. 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. [listings begin on page two] EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. Aristocrats have made it a relief ren dezvous. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. At mosphere and food that comes of cater ing to real sophisticates. BELMONT HOTEL — 3 1 56 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. For that night that's set apart to entertain friends pleas antly and feed them well. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. The vogue lasts, it must be service, fine victuals and the haute monde atmosphere. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Walton Place. Superior 4264. Talk runs high anent the Knickerbocker cuisine and place. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. The quaint German cuisine and the theatrical surroundings are a charming survival. SHORELAND HOTEL— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. Scan the menu — every bit of it good news and true. Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. 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. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. In the Castilian mode and agreeable to purse and palate. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. The quiet of an old German Inn and seductive hearty food. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Sea food in profusion until 4 A. M. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. A late steak and sandwich shop. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. It should be one thou sand — it's grand. Times have changed under new guidance. JULIEN'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Mama Julien supervises and there's but one table — a splendid French fam ily meal. BON VIVANT— 4367 Lake Park Ave nue. Deftly served in the French mode. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A new Orleans-Parisian cuisine, quiet or music as you like, hospitality unconfined. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish and suavely served with smorgarsbrod and other things. BLACK OAKS— 7631 Sheridan . Road. Hollycourt 2466. A quiet corner, tea and you alone or with a hundred guests if you choose. CIRO'S— 18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Catering to the haute monde and bril liantly. THE ROUND TABLE— 57 W. Chicago. Charmingly unconventional and inex pensive and good food. CORSIGLIO'S — Orleans at Illinois. Ravioli that is ravishing. HARDING'S COLONIAL TEA ROOM —Wabash, south of Madison. Popular and efficient for luncheon or tea. FOO CHOW'S— 411 S. Clark. Oriental and modestly aloof. Moderately priced and satisfying to lovers of Chinese cuisine. MARCELLO'S— 1408 S. Wabash. A ro bust Italian place where one may gorge to heart's content on spaghetti and chicken dinners. GASTIS— 3259 N. Clark. Another of the amply satisfying Swedish places and well served. THE RAVENNA— Division at Wells. Hungarian and late. May be a few notables present to increase the dinner tempo. LINCOLN TURNVEREIN— 1019 Diver- sey Parkway. Abounding in delectable German dishes and gay atmosphere. Post-Theater and Wee Hours KELLTS STABLES— Rush at Austin. Show place and noisy people. COFFEE DAN'S— 114 N. Dearborn. Ran dolph 0387. Part of this night life and even noisier. MY CELLAR— Clark at Lake. Dearborn 6153. Drop in, hold your ears and fol low the cheer-leader. CLUB AMBASSADEUR— 226 E. On tario. Delaware 0930. The gay night, the blue night, the night remembered. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and southern cooking, jolly entertainment. 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. TME CHICAGOAN The Wedding Gift of Silver With our comprehensive and varied stock, we are always able to offer a wide chc^:e of appropriate Silver in harmony with ANY PATTERN of Flatware SPAULDING-GORHAM, Inc. Jewelers and Silversmiths Michigan Avenue CHICAGO Orrington Avenue EVANSTON 23 Rue de la Paix PARIS Associated with BLACK, STARR 6? 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The banker refusing a loan will sit appropriately in the shadows, untouched by any mellowing light from the sun. These things, however, are not relics from the dark days of last November which even the sun in its mightiest ef forts could not have brightened but are, instead, due to the towering heights of the new Board of Trade Building which stands directly south of the Street of Finance, rearing its majestic height against the sun. Press Fancies WHETHER or not Mr. Alphonse Capone is to insert his presence and his methods into the affairs of union labor in Chicago is a question that has been gravely agitating the city rooms of the newspapers — and, conse quently, a certain emotional segment of the local citizenry. Mr. Capone denies any such intention and without un reasonably indulging his trustworthiness we may take his word for it. The Chicago newspapers have been a little jealous of Philadelphia's monopoly for a time on Capone news and they are doing their best to recover the lost ad vantage. Mr. Capone as a favorite news source seems to have been faltering somewhat recently so the ablest pen men of the city rooms were anxiously summoned to pro vide wordy stimulation lest Mr. Capone be permitted to fade from the picture. Until another character of approximate interest to the newspapers comes along we shall not be rid of Mr. Capone and his activities, real or imagined. But looking seriously and clearly at the case it would seem that Mr. Capone should be at a marked disadvantage with respect to further activities along the lines of the conduct associated with his fame. In all fairness to the newspapers it must be said that they have not left him a hidden and obscure character. The public and certainly the authorities have been duly placed on notice. With out liberal connivance by the authorities it would seem that Mr. Capone's future sphere of activities should be decidedly restricted. With all due credit to Mr. Capone's resourcefulness there is a limit to what can be done in his line of business when flanked, right and left, throughout the day and night by police officers and newspapermen. Enemy Comfort THERE, is something puzzling in the alacrity with which American industrialists accept invitations of the Russian Soviet Government to come there and assist in tuning up this discordant note in the symphony of nations. Mr. Ralph Budd, president of the Great Northern Rail road who will leave shortly for Russia, is the latest recruit. With the Russian Soviet Government actively at war against the principal institutions of the civilized world, just what high purpose is served in rendering comfort to the enemy is not clear. In times not formally marked by a declaration of war the individual, apparently, is left to de termine his own course. At another time, however, which might not be characterized with any more emphatic indica tions of hostilities there is a certain well-known Article of War which is often called into operation in such cases. Silence THE long and imposing record of self-restraint prac ticed by the East Indians is being further embellished by a rule . adopted by the politician, Mahatma Gandhi. This zealous leader of the so-called teeming millions of In dia has set aside a day of each week upon which he com pletely refrains from speaking. With such consideration being shown to the populace of India by their leading politician it is small wonder that his popularity is great. We commend the Gandhi example to the American politician — without any great hope, however, that a meas ure so heroic shall find favor in what is amusingly referred to as the enlightened West. Selection THE New York Jockey Club has raised a menacing arm against horse owners who are inclined to resort to the archives for long classical names for their young hopefuls. In a recent ruling the club legislates against the registration of thoroughbreds under names which measure greater than fifteen letters in length. The Jockey Club, in this laudable action, will make it more easy to remember the winner's name. Unfortunately, however, adjournment was taken without any action on the matter of rendering easier the selection of the winner's name. Chain Letter THE chain letter which threatens disaster or promises good luck, dependent upon whether or no the recipient preserves the continuity by sending it on to nine additional persons, is a curious reflection on a so-called enlightened age. One of these has been making its mad flight about this country and England for the past few months, consuming in the aggregate quite a substantial amount of time on the part of the industrious letter-writers and adding an appreci able burden to the task of the post offices. The current chain letter offers as its gage of good luck the sterling name of Senator Tom Heflin, author and instigator, which stands at the head of the column — a fact which made, for us, acceptance of the usual alternative of the waste-basket an easy and pleasant decision. — M ARTIN J. QUIGLEY. TUE CHICAGOAN NINE OUT OF TEN WEAR IT I . . . The Famous Fenton Last, we mean... on wnicn Salcs-FiftFi Avenue shoes are made . . ? notice it the next time you are dancing . . . almost every woman on tne. floor will be wearing Sales-Fifth Avenue shoes . . ? because they are really quite as chic as their wearers. Iri c/enion oLasl evening sandal in white crepe de chine (tintable) . . . with a silver heel, and gold and silver banding 2£.5o SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CHICAGO TI4E CHICAGOAN 9 SUGGESTIONS FOR 1940 A Plan for a Proper Personalization of the Census THEY have come and gone — the man in the shabby topcoat who protested he was doing it "for the social values involved," the plumply blond lady rejoicing that her question- mark of a tongue was sponsored for one liberated month by Uncle Sam, fresh fellows full of wisecracks, just fresh fellows, funny little census tales that tumbled onto newspaper front pages, drab little tragedies destined to remain forever imprisoned under such unimpassioned headings as "age of first marriage" or "when last employed, warm ingredients in Today's breath of life soon to be regimented into dead facts for Yesterday's history— and the fifteenth decennial census of the United States of America may be said to be, in a manner of speaking, completed. But is it? Did the thousands of gov ernment pencils scribbling millions of private words really amass the vital story of our population? Or are the assembled statistics merely bigger and better? A good time to inquire into the matter and see if something, some simple, bright, human something, can't be done toward a proper personalisa tion of the census before 1940. THIRTY-TWO questions to be asked of every adult in the entire country — thirty-two questions that must be answered truthfully, for the shadow of the federal penitentiary falls across the enumerator's schedule. What a gigantic opportunity! And how miserably has Uncle Sam tapered it off into something stultifying and statistical. Where he might have in quired, "What is your secret ambi tion?" he chose to learn "How many bath-rooms have you?" Drainage is put ahead of dreams; and radio before radiance. It's not what the census taker has the effrontery to ask that irks; it's what By GENEVIEVE FORBES-HE IVRICK he refuses to let you tell him that makes his pencil so poisonous. "Have you a radio?" The question is brief, like the question the state's attorney shoots the witness on the stand, there must be no qualifying. The man at the door wants a plain "Yes"; a neat "No." No chance for an essay on what you think of radio — it's just fine for foot ball games on a snowy day, and what would we have done without them when Al Smith was campaigning, and it was really better to sit at home and listen to the Dempsey-Tunney fight than to fight for a sight down at Sol dier's field, well, almost better — but he cuts in with a sharp "Have you a radio?" And records the unimagina tive "No." And that question as to how much rent you pay for your home. That's worth a long discussion. For the rent was extra high because the apartment was advertised as having a view of the lake, but anybody can see that you can't glimpse the lake unless you twist your neck off, in that corner by the dining-room, and besides, even if you do twist your neck like an acrobatic giraffe, it has to be a season when all the leaves are off the trees. But the V cW^V-rbkL ^A^sOv^ 10 THE CHICAGOAN census man doesn't give a hang. He wants the rental figures — without flourishes, please. ELL, he's just wasting his time as far as sprightly, historical data is concerned. Why bother to find out the population? Isn't there a wonderful clock down there in Wash ington that tells us all we want to know about that — somebody born every 13 seconds — somebody dies every 23 seconds — an immigrant lands at Ellis island, or somewhere in this country every 51 minutes — a foreigner kisses us goodbye and returns to the old coun try every 51 minutes? Then why all the fuss about the census? Why not make some pertinent interrogatories, not simply blanket queries identical for every householder, but nicely person alized queries? For instance, why take up the time of Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick with that question about how many cows she keeps there on the drive? How much more illuminating, sociolog ically, to learn which guests she feeds off her golden dishes, and which off her silver service. And why. How meagerly the census enumerator fulfills his opportunities when he asks Mayor Thompson to name his mother tongue, instead of inviting him to a discussion of the King's English, and, of course, of the King, himself. Everybody knows that the Widow- Murphy-Oberta is alive, or she wouldn't be burying husbands so styl ishly, so why clutter up the document with cold, dull facts about her birth place? How much more valuable would be her expert report on coffins? Armed with affadavits, the census searcher after facts might learn which of her two husbands she really gave the better funeral? And is it possible to spend $10,000 on a casket? Or does a friendly mortician boost the bill seven grand just to give the widow a reputation for generosity? UP on the Gold coast, every door presents a new and original field of inquiry to the man or woman who wants to take this census job seriously. From Janet Fairbank an eager in terrogator might try to discover the secret of how she lives so spaciously on a mere twenty-four hours a day, with her prose and her politics and her parties. Mrs. Bertha Baur might be per suaded to list all the various butterfly devices she has, on her clothes, in her draperies, on her china. Maybe some courageous questioner might learn if Joe Leiter still changes his sox every noon. And there's always the old stand-by, to be asked of any house holder on the drive, "Do you walk your own dog, or does the butler do it for you?" Which offers the subor dinate query to all butlers as to what they think of walking dogs. But the census bureau must not con fine its queries to the Social Register group. Posterity will want to know more of Chicago's gats and gangs. All persons who've seen a stick-up should be starred, on the schedule sheet, and, since the findings are private, the gangsters would be willing, it is possi ble, to answer questions about the best place to buy monogrammed silk shirts. And is it true, Mr. Al Capone, that you have to pay spot cash in advance for all those hand-made silk pajamas you buy so lavishly at one of our smart est marts? SPEAKING of Mr. Capone, there's a day's work for a census enum erator of a really investigative turn of mind. Who buys the beer he is so sure "the best people want?" What are the principles upon which he has founded his alcohol empire? What is his life expectancy? Citizens anxious to have Al Capone near at hand, for picturesque purposes, but willing to .have him over the fence as a favorite son, ought to take a tip from the census ruling. For Uncle Sam has decreed that a man's home is not where his heart is, but where his head is. The case was in Iowa. The man was a farmer and his house strad dled two counties, Black Hawk and Benton and, to make the story dra matic, the farmer's bed did a Colossus of Rhodes over the imaginery county line. He snored in Black Hawk county, but his feet got cold in Benton county. The census enumerator looked at his little book, found the answer, for Uncle Sam has thought of much in this crisis, and listed the farmer in Black Hawk. What's the matter, therefore, with persuading Al Capone, whose former Hawthorne hotel in Cicero was rid dled by bullets anyway, to construct a new two-way tavern for him and his boys, on the Ciceronian-Chicagoan boundary line, with his head in Cicero? THEN there's that question on marriage in the present question naire. It says nothing about divorce; merely asks the age at the time of the first marriage. Sounds innocent, but it's full of dynamite. There was the Evanston tea-party into which the census man walked, to be driven out rudely by the hostess when he got to that query. She followed him to the porch and confided, "Mrs. Smith's here — she's a cat — I don't want her to know I was married once before — come back tomorrow and I'll tell you every thing." And the even more heart- rendering tale of the Hyde Park ma tron who was obliged to send little Beatrice away to play with her dolly while Mamma told the enumerator about that "silly affair with Harold" and the return to sanity. For no reason at all, except malice, we'd suggest a poll of all persons who use the word "intriguing." And we'd further insist that the list be turned over to Dr. Gerty, out at the Psycho pathic hospital. And for purely personal reasons, we'd like one question mark to ask, "Do you play bridge?" We'd like to shake hands with the person who an swered "No." That would make two of us. THEN a few professional questions, to be put to all conferers in the same racket: To the Chicago boot-legger, "Do you drink your own stuff?" To fellow newspaper reporters, "Honestly, now, did you ever guess a verdict correctly?" To all dentists, everywhere, "Do you think it's quite cricket to hum a work- song as you drill?" In spite of its present deficiencies in romance, this census is a marvelous thing, according to Secretary of Com merce Robert P. Lamont. Just hear what he calls it: "Tremendously vital —pulsating with life — presenting a vivid and arresting picture of human activity — marvelous instrument of self- appraisal — by it the result of ambition may be measured — the success of local energy and enthusiasm ascertained — answers provide the basis for prudent action." Well, maybe, but Uncle Sam is such a conservative. He doesn't want inno vation. This 1930 census isn't much different from the 1920 census, except in arithmetic. It's the same exciting, agonizing pageant of progress from the Lying-in hospital to Graceland ceme tery, but it's smoothered up in the same, inelastic, frigid words: Born: Died. TI4E CHICAGOAN u THE GREAT JEWEL MYSTERY Another Thrilling Episode in the Career of Captain Billy Pinkerton STATE street, then not yet one of the busiest thoroughfares of the world but already the most important business street in Chicago, was pulling up its blinds in preparation for another business day. The clerks in the big jewelry store were dusting their coun ters and arranging the precious wares on their velvet trays, when a diamond salesman from New York entered with his heavily laden cases. The manager of the store hastened to meet him and soon the two were exchanging the customary greetings. "How goes it?" inquired the jovial fat man from the East. The manager shook his head. "It's been a good year for thieves," he answered. "Half the jewelry stores in town have been victimized by a clever gang of crooks. Nobody knows just how much they've got away with, but it must amount to over a million dollars." "I heard about it from a man in Detroit," said the salesman. "Haven't they rounded them up yet?" "Not one," replied the manager, By PvOMOLA VOYNOW and for a moment the two stood in silence. Then the salesman pointed to his two heavy bags. "Nice load of stuff there," he said. "Look it over. I'll be back later in the day." HALF an hour after the salesman's departure the manager was sum moned to the telephone. "Too bad," he heard over the wire, "but I've been called back to New York in a hurry. I'm at the hotel now, packing my things. I'll send a man over to call for my cases, though, and you'll have to wait for my next trip to look over the stones. Have the bags ready to go, please." In a few minutes a porter appeared to call for the bags. The manager had given orders to give the cases over to his keeping, and the porter was NOTE: The first installment in this series of fact-stories appeared in the April 26 issue. A third epi sode in the life of the great Pinker- ton will he published in an early issue. unnoticed by anyone in the store save the girl who showed him to the place where the sample cases had been left. When the manager returned from lunch he was surprised to see the sales man of the morning waiting for him. "Hello," he said. "Change your mind again?" The salesman looked at him blankly. "I thought," the manager continued, "you said you had been called back to your New York office." "I came back to see what you thought of my load." "But," the manager pointed out patiently, "you told me over the tele phone . . ." The astonishment on the salesman's features deepened, as his guest replied, "I haven't been near the telephone today." The manager went hurriedly to the place where the sample cases had been left in the morning. As the salesman came up to him, the manager managed, to utter the words: "But they're gone!" 12 BILLY PINKERTON heard the re cital through without comment At the end he remarked, "That's the way it's been worked in all the stores in Chicago. An unusually valuable lot, you say? Precisely. This thief, whoever he is, or these thieves who ever they are, always seem to know when the real thing is to be had. They know when the salesman enters a store, when he leaves, and what he leaves behind him for inspection. Soon after the salesman leaves the crook goes to a public telephone, gives a passable imitation of the salesman's voice, says he has been called away and will send for his cases. The rest is easy." "Apparently," groaned the unhappy manager. "Did you see the man enter the store?" Pinkerton asked. "I was busy in my office," the man ager explained. "We've had a very busy morning, and all the clerks were occupied at the time. I doubt whether any of them paid any attention to him." One by one the employees were called in and questioned, but not one of them had noticed the arrival or de parture of the seemingly innocent porter. "Surely," the manager as serted, "you must have had some de scription of the man from the other stores he has robbed." "On the contrary, he seems to pick his time as well as he does his jewels," Pinkerton said. "He always manages to do the actual robbing during the rush hour of the store. No one has been able to give us a description of him." "Our girl must have had a glimpse of him," and the manager sent for her. The girl, frightened and excited, en tered the manager's office. "The por ter?" she repeated. "Well, I was just in the midst of a lot of work when he came in and . . ." "Think a minute," urged Pinkerton gently. "You must have some recol lection of his appearance. Was he tall or short, light or dark, fat or thin?" The girl tried to recall his image. "He looked very ordinary to me," she finally replied. "I hardly glanced at him, but — oh," she said jubilantly, "there was something about him that struck me — how could I have forgot ten?" Pinkerton looked at her ex pectantly. "He had the funniest nose — there was a crease in it right near the tip; I noticed it when he first came in." Pinkerton's face lighted up. "At last," he cried. "That's the first clue we've had. You're sure you could recognize that nose if you ever saw it again?" And with her assurance that she would, Pinkerton, the great detec tive, was gone. NOW he had something to work on. That the man wore at least the cap of a hotel porter's livery he had long known. But the crease in the nose distinguished this man from every other man who had ever worn such a livery. "The Eye" had sighted the trail at last. From the store he hurried to the nearest hotel. He made the rounds of the loop hotels, large and small, in quiring of the employment offices, the personnel directors, the heads of vari ous departments, whether in their em ploy was a man with a creased nose. At the Great Northern Hotel someone in the employment office seemed to remember such a man, but if he had worked there he had left weeks be fore. The records failed to divulge anything pertinent to the inquiry. That night the hotel acquired a number of new employees. In the commissary, in the receiving room, on the staff of bellhops, in the porters' division were seen a number of new faces — faces of Pinkerton men. The new employees soon were very friend ly with the older ones, and it wasn't long before it was learned that the man with the creased nose had indeed been a porter at that hotel some time before. He was, they found out, a taciturn fellow who kept very much to himself, but he had had a friend, also working as a porter. The friend had also left the hotel long before. His name was Red Scully. The Chicago office of the Pinkerton forces sent a description of Red Scully to their agencies all over the country. The broadcast brought back the report that a man answering to that descrip tion had been injured in a train acci dent and was at that moment in a hospital in San Francisco. A week later the bandaged form of a man was wheeled into one of the male wards of the Frisco hospital and put in the bed next to Scully's. Soon the two patients had established a friendly relationship. Their conversation turned to Chicago. "I worked at the Great Northern Hotel there," said Scully. The bandaged neighbor was de lighted. "I had a friend who worked there once," he said. . "Maybe you TUEO4ICAG0AN That Splendid Isolation By PHILIP NESBIT HOTE. Mr. Hesbit, unexpectedly recalled from his beloved Waiki\i, tinges with understandable melancholy these final s\etches of the Beach. Isolation by design / Isolation deliberate knew him. Man with a funny nose." "Oh, Jack," laughed Red Scully. "Sure, I knew Jack. Worked with him for a while. Funny bird. Never said much about himself. Never even told me his last name. Matter of fact, the only thing I ever did know about him was that he lived exactly thirty minutes from the hotel. He used to tell me that it took him exactly thirty minutes, no more and no less, to get home from work every night." THE lobby of the Great Northern Hotel was a congested place on the day following that conversation. TI4E CHICAGOAN Compulsory isolation cerning the man with the creased nose. Thirty-nine of the forty riders got nothing for their pains, but the opera tive who got off a street car in the vicinity of Springfield and Grenshaw streets gleaned some information from a tobacconist, who remembered that one of his infrequent customers had a peculiar nose. The nose belonged, he said, to a man named Barney Riffman, who lived onlv a few blocks from the store. The elated detective took him self to the apartment building de scribed and rang the bell. Getting no answer he inquired of another tenant whether the Riffmans still lived there. He was told that old Mrs. Riffman, Barney's mother, did, but Barney, she said, had disappeared. The Eye got his report that after noon. What they knew of Riffman tallied with the few facts they had gathered about the jewelry thief and Red Scully's porter friend. THE Riffmans' apartment was not in an opulent neighborhood One of the tenants in the building, who rented rooms, soon had a new boarder. Often he heard the name of Barney Riffman whispered among the ladies who knew Mrs. Riffman. They, too, said that Barney was taciturn, but he had been heard speaking of a friend of his in New York, a B. R. Schmidt. The office of B. R. Schmidt, whole sale diamond merchant, was a small, modest suite of rooms. The casual visitor would have passed it by, for there were no show cases to attract the eye, no wily clerk to intrigue the pedestrian. No one was there except Mr. Schmidt, himself. The proprietor, however, was an accommodating per son, not at all averse to showing his wares. Would the gentleman care to see something in a very fine blue stone, beautifully cut? For the un known customer's convenience Mr. Schmidt went to the window to hold the jewel to the light. The customer was impressed, de cidedly taken with the diamond "But," he said, "I am an amateur in these matters. I will return tomorrow. to let a friend of mine look at it." Mr Schmidt was pleased. He showed the customer to the door, expressing a wish to serve him on the morrow. Next day the customer returned, alone. His face, on finding Mr. Schmidt's door locked and learning that he had packed all his goods and departed, showed no disappointment. For a fortnight the tireless Pinks in Chicago waited and watched. Their vigil was rewarded at the end of that time when Barney Riffman came home. He was taken into custody and identified by the girl at the State street jewelry store. Riffman, she said, was certainly the porter who had called for the unfortunate salesman's cases. This was the man! aFTER this identification, Barney f^ Riffman broke down and con fessed. He alone had made off with the fortune in precious stones that had caused such alarm in Chicago. He had worked for more than a year as a hotel porter, building up a reputation of trustworthiness. In the course of a few months he had come to be en trusted with the carrying of sample cases for jewel salesmen. For six months he carried the valuable bags, teaching himself the while to distin guish cases that held valuable cargoes. His lesson well learned, he had em barked on his great enterprise. He would watch the hotels for arrivals of salesmen with precious stones, but would avoid carrying their bags. He would, instead, trail the salesman to a jewelry store, wait until he should emerge, leaving his bag in the store for inspection. Then he would hurry to the hotel and telephone the store. "And Schmidt?" Pinkerton was asked after Riffman had been left in the hands of the authorities. "Oh, Schmidt," smiled "The Eye" pleasantly. "I had a good look at him in his office. He helped me to make sure when he walked over to the win dow. I was naturally concentrating on his nose. I saw that, while it didn't actually have the crease described by the young lady in the jewelry store, it had a peculiar fold in the skin near the tip." "Schmidt and Riffman are the same man?" "Precisely. As Schmidt, Riffman was able to dispose of his loot." "But why did he run away from New York where he was doing so well?" "Detectives," answered Pinkerton, "have to take chances sometimes. As I said, I wasn't sure of my man when I interviewed Schmidt. So — " "So—?" "So I took a chance. After leaving his New York office I hurried to the nearest telegraph station and sent him a wire saying: 'Get out; the beans are spilled.' He got. Then, of course, I was sure." Unconcious isolation Isolation idyllic The people keeping appointments were crowded and jostled by a crew of men whose earnest faces indicated they were not there on merely social busi ness. At a given signal the forty burly figures, watches in hand, poured out by the various exits and made quickly for all the possible means of transpor tation. By elevated road, street car, cab and on foot the forty went out from the corner of Jackson and State streets in three directions. Watch in hand, each one traveled precisely thirty minutes. Then he dismounted. The shop keepers in whatever locality he found himself were questioned con- 14 THE CHICAGOAN The Water -Winged Mercury Show-Boats and Speed-Boats at Navy Pier' By GAEL SULLIVAN NAVY PIER'S Motor Mart decked in brightest blue! A quarter mile of speed craft on dress parade! Gay throngs witnessing the largest dry-land regatta in Chicago nautical history! To the left the challenging prows of rakish family hulls. To the right lighter speed craft, equally defi ant and trim. Boats, boats every where and each type seducing its own enthusiasts. To ramble through these multi-marine aisles at Chicago's Na tional Boat Show is to sing of men and ships. One cannot be casual about such a review of Neptune's playboys. Chicago's motor-boat show is the second largest display of craft ever at tempted in America and will surely eclipse the New York exhibit in point of more attractive arrangement and because exhibited sans the haphazard details of the Manhattan affair. A searchlight from one of the larger craft played upon the decorations above as I entered and as far as eye could see there were boat displays daringly pano plied in the latest of marine equipment. I started down on the left and after the first glimpse at Gar Wood's Blue Streak runabout something in this vul nerable libido of mine reacted immedi ately, and the result — a speed craft complex. I question me whether all inhibitions are baneful. I couldn't take a cruising sprite away with me. The night was dark and rainy and the Lake was un inviting but we could think about it and what thoughts! To be off and away in that Dee-Wite mahogany ex- press with no mooring till a quiet somewhere cove might beckon! To be at the throttle of that glistening Hacker with all cares scuttled and singing in the heart, to ride leeward where the tilt calls for flash stratagems and dis tance not in the reckoning, to turn and ride into the wind with only a thought for the thrill. The man phlegmatic to this fleet of high-powered water' nymphs would plead not guilty for living. Perhaps the principal attraction and mayhap evoking more superlatives than any other exhibit is Miss America VIII that Gar Wood shipped from Miami. In her recent bid for the century mark in speed, she fell short by a scant four miles. This is the same boat that gave Miss Cartairs, invading English sports' woman, such a congenial let-down in the race for the classic Harmsworth Trophy. It is bulldog from bow to stern and no question about the bite being as dangerous as its bark. When we arc thinking of ninety-six miles over the water, we are thinking that this Gar Wood must be all spinal column to hold the throttle and wheel in such a race with time. One veteran of the Lake steamers happened to be stroking it more affectionately than a best bet in the Kentucky Derby as I sought vainly for some means to play stow- away when it leaves Chicago. Beside Miss America VIII stands the single- cngined Miss Chicago and still a rec ord holder in that class, apparently un used for some time and yearning for watch and hand to test her pulse. And as I sauntered down the right aisle having seen every last boat and tiny gadget of the exhibit, I found myself thinking of Chicago in a way not unlike an American Venice, sub stituting, of course, the racing boat for the gondola. If this show does nothing more than make Chicago boat-conscious of business and pleasure travel and ul timately provoke an extension of Chi cago River waterways to care for an increase of boat traffic, it will mean larger capital letters for Chicago's dominant and meaningful "I Will." Chicago's civic progress is in constant need of just such stimuli as this Boat Show and as I struggled through the crowds at Navy Pier homeward bound, I felt that our thinking citizens didn't have to be told about it. The million dollars that financed this exhibit will be paying big dividends ten years hence. THE CHICAGOAN 15 TOWN TALK Flute Solo^Board of Trade Secrets Love's Sceptics-Art, Politics and Music Gossips-Sophistication and Sperogs Tolstoi, Bullfights and Student Rats-^That Perfume By MCHAPvD "R1QUARIUS" ATWATEP, FLUTE SOLO Queen of a magic old and sweet Is the moc\ing siren May, But why does she dance down the city street, So wanton, and darling, and gay? Would I could follow her pagan feet Over the hills and away To a queendom old and lost and sweet, To the dear lost land of May. Away to the hills of a song of gold Where the reeds of Pan still play And forgotten love's young arms are bold In the dawn of a rose*red day, Where trembles the blossom about to unfold And roses are rosebuds aye — In the hills of love and a song of gold, In the lost loveland of May. 'The Formal Traders ONE of the places where every lit tle movement has a meaning all its own is the Board of Trade, and a friendly member who daily contributes his own foghorn voice to the bedlam of the Pit has explained to us some of the mysterious gestures accompanying that frantic racket. This pantomime compares very favorably with a deaf- and-dumb convention heckling Charlie Chaplin in a boiler factory surrounded by lion cages. When somebody wants to signal to somebody that a certain Napoleon of grain finance has sig nificantly bought or sold, the wigwag ging is not only ingenious but thought fully poetic. Thus, a forefinger clamped earnestly between the teeth indicates that a Mr. Bittel is in the market; though if you bite your finger nails, it means somebody else, in genial reference to that general's nervous habits. A sweeping outward and downward curve of the hand from chin to below the waist indicates a noted trader much admired by his colleagues for his generous embonpoint. These flattering personal signals are of course immediately followed by further hand flutterings, the audience duly noting that the great man thus described has either bought or sold, depending on whether the second gesture looks as though the signaller was feeding pig eons or pushing an automobile down the street..: It must be a lot of fun to be on the Board of Trade. The traders are great sticklers for proper form in dress, and if one of the boys thoughtlessly comes to work in the wrong kind of sandals, they get pretty thoroughly stepped on in no time at all. Our friend on the Board lately inspected the new building (they've been trading in temporary quarters on south Clark street for a year) and is much impressed by the palatial architecture of his impending home, the number of doorknobs alone Clifton Webb, Libby Holman and Fred Allen appear thus and other wise to the great satisfaction of customers attendant upon The Little Show at the Selwyn and to Dr. Boyden, whose reasons are given on page 26 16 in the new edifice just about taking his breath away. He isn't quite certain, however, about the new elevator doors, which he discovered done in contrast ing colors, like an awning. He is sure it must be in good taste, but can't get over a slight fear that it isn't quite dignified. Sceptic OVERHEARD on the bus-top: "He'd been going with this girl for three years, and one day he up and said to her 'Let's get married,' and what do you think she said to him, she said, 'Who would want us?' Can you imagine that, 'Who would want us'!" zJtCessage to Garcia * 4 IT was a quarter to one o'clock on 1 the Saturday afternoon appointed for a loop bank," reports Antonia. "All up and down LaSalle street an army of mounted policemen were di verting traffic to open the way for the fleet of armored trucks that would presently escort two hundred million dollars to their new home. The old bank was crowded with bluecoats. They swarmed in the banking room, back of the cages, among the rows of officers desks. The place was lush with policemen: there had been no such mobilization of the force since the Hay- market riot. "Into this great display of arms, el bowing his way among the minions of the law, a bootlegger carried a brief case containing six quarts of assorted stimulants, delivered it to a vice presi dent of the bank, and collected. Hav ing transacted his business he departed in peace; and so, presently, did the vice president and the briefcase." What, No Cows? GASPING urbanely (this trick is done with cigarettes) over the challenging pages of our old deskmate, Clarence Joseph Bulliet's new book about famous artists and models, titled The Courtezan Olympia after Manet's noted painting, we were surprised to find the most courageous defender of modern art in Chicago has included thirty-three fullpage nudes to illustrate his thesis, but not a single portrait of a cow. This, to those who are familiar with Dr. Bulliet's Tuesday art pages, is dis tinctly puzzling. We are still working on the problem, and are so far unin formed as to why this critic prints both nudes and cows in his Post supplement George F. Nixon: Builder of communi ties; enthusiastic developer of West' Chester, Glenview, Highland Park, North- field and part of Evanston. President of the newly formed Nixon Associates, backed by a cool sixty million, and generous en- couragers of home-building, the brightest moment in the current building depression and joy of architects, contractors, and all the workless building trades. and only nudes in his book. Does he just throw the cows nonchalantly into the Post as a sop to the classic con science of his esteemed publisher, hav ing no great personal interest of his own in the charms of bovinity? Or has he saved up all these placid kine for a different volume, to be published perhaps next Fall by the firm that some wag has rechristened Covici-Freud? We lean slightly to the latter theory, for it seems to us an untenable propo sition that a man named Bulliet could be bored with bossies. zAlarums and Handbills THEY had quite a time just before the primaries, out in one of the western suburbs. A handbill broad side was suddenly issued proclaiming that one of the campaigning groups had held a meeting at which beer was served and a naughty moving picture shown, and how there ought to be an immediate rally of all good honest citizens of the county against this un paralleled atrocity. The next day four more handbills were passed out, each signed by a dif ferent one of the campaigners com plained against in the original broad side. One of these gents simply denied in large type that he was present at THE CHICAGOAN DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits Louis Franklin Swift: From the deep sea tang and fishing atmosphere of Cape Cod, where he was born, to presidency of one of the leading Stock Yards groups. Enterprising leader of the meat packers and prominent banker, whose work has done much to make our biggest industry bigger and sounder than ever. the meeting referred to. The second said he was there, but left as soon as he saw what was going on. The third said he was there, but had the motion picture operator arrested after the per formance. The fourth was the signed statement of the operator himself, claiming what he had brought to the political meeting was two cans of World War film, which somebody had skillfully removed and substituted therefor the naughty pictures referred to; said motion picture operator being utterly innocent and ignorant of the substitution until it was Too Late. "Which side won?" we asked How- ard Mann. "The side that showed the pictures," cackled the Bard of Lombard. "And what tickles me is figuring out what really happened. Notice that there are three possibilities. One, the campaign ers who held the protested meeting were guilty as charged. Two, the sub stitution of an improper picture was a frame-up of the rival group, as sug gested in the operator's handbill. Three, the winning group posted the TUEO4ICAG0AN 17 Alice Gerstenberg: A home town girl who made good in the dramatic world without leaving the home town; her Over tones and Alice in Wonderland noted on the stages of New York, London and among enterprising dramatic groups every where in this country; director and co- founder of the Junior League Theater which thrills the children of the city each Saturday morning by magic plays of wiz ards, of goblins, of glorious princesses; she proves that all that's worthy in the drama does not fly to Broadway or Hollywood. Lorado Taft: Patriarch of sculptors, a genius by right of his own achievements and inspiring teacher of others; lecturer and leader in the Art Institute and University Extension School, member of the important national foundations from the National Academy and American Institute of Archi tecture to the National Committee of Fine Arts in Washington. His Fountain of Time in Washington Park is a lasting lesson in beauty and philosophy. original complaint themselves, so as to reply to it and thus arouse sympathy for themselves. "Politics!" cried our Lombardian ad miringly. "The more I think of it, the more I wish I'd gone into politics, where a man can thoroughly enjoy himself and use the full power of his clever brain in a really smart manner." Our Music Notes ANDRE SKALSKI, first of the i Town's symphony orchestra con ductors to try out our idea of letting the public see the director's facial con tortions as he wields his magic baton, had just complimented us on the suc- Noble Brandon Judah: Recently am bassador to Cuba; member of the Town's oldest law firm; active Republican with a golden political future rumored; modest holder of the Distinguished Service medal and Croix de Guerre awarded for his fight ing record as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Rainbow Division, which immortalized Chateau Thierry. A grandson of the founder of the Chicago Board of Trade, the brilliant son of a brilliant lawyer, a thoroughgoing citizen. cess of our invention. "It works out very nicely," beamed Dr. Skalski, who now conducts his players sideways. "I can now also make faces at my audi ence." • "And very nice faces you make," we assured him heartily. "But what do you think of my other musical in vention^ — the idea of violinists using liquid glue instead of rosin on their bows, to eliminate scratching sounds when they attack the G string?" "Soap is better," declared Skalski firmly. "Soap?" we inquired naively. "Soap," insisted the eminent musi cian. "On the continent," he ex plained, "it is frequently the custom in certain of the orchestras to employ beautiful and charming young lady vio linists. The more charming these ladies are, of course, the worse their playing sounds. So they are made to use soap on their bows. Thus they go through all the passionate motions of the perfect violinist, these very- charming lady musicians, without mak ing the slightest sound at all." Accepting this expedient as unbeat able, we are now concentrating on something else, a little tool by which the springs presumably attached to piano keys can be disconnected just be fore a concert. The great pianist, sit ting down at his mighty instrument, will thus smite the first chord of his piece, only to discover in dismay that when he removes his fingertips, the keys don't come up to be hit again. Report of a Baffled Explorer EVER since, up in the Green Bay country, we heard of the dog who stayed out one winter night and came back in the morning with his brains frozen, we have had a slight interest in the influence of geography on the human intelligence. Now we notice that south side commuters boarding the Illinois Central at Randolph street can buy such unconventional journals as The Hation and The Hew Republic, while at the otherwise similar stands at the Van Buren street station, these periodicals are denied, presumably be cause nobody asks for them south of Orchestra Hall. This would indicate that the farther north you go, the more radical you get; which the location of the Dill Pickle Club seems to verify, to say nothing of other quaint places on the near north side. The trouble is, if you pursue the investigation still farther north, you bump up against ultra-conservative Evanston. This teaches us that the influence of geog raphy on the human intelligence is still a profound mystery, and that investi gations are most successful when not pursued too far. "Sophisticated" READING the latest announce ment of a book "dealing with sophisticated love and life," Howard Vincent O'Brien paused to wonder what the word "sophisticated" really means; "I wish someone would explain it," he sighed to his J^evos subscribers. Well, we had always thought sophis- 18 TI4ECI4ICAGOAN ticated was just a word used by people who weren't; but we were wrong. Looking it up in good old Webster, we discover it means "adulterated; not pure; not genuine." Luckily, we have never used the word, having had an unaccountable prejudice against it ever since Gertrude Atherton in Blac\ Oxen said that's what columnists are. Ulny Sperogs Today? A FEW more words of modern Greek, as sales-slipped in a south side fruit and vegetable mer chant's sophisticated handwriting: MODERN TRANSLA- GREEK TION sperogs asparagus orojus oranges potts potatoes letis lettuce beres strawberries Not an Engineering Manual AMONG many who have ex pressed their concern over that list of books selected for President Hoover's White House library is our Mr. Hotep, who reports he "stumbled and almost fell over" when he found included for Herbert's reading Nor man Douglas's South Wind: an epic, cries our client, "of the disintegration of moral fiber under the enervating influence of a torrid wind; a classic on the inebriating effects spiritually and mentally of crushed and fermented purple grapes; a dexterous juggling of glittering ideas utterly useless and ab solutely un-American. It does seem enough to make one, as our Mr. Philip Morris was saying of something else lately, "throw re straint to the winds, though I'm able to think of a better place to throw my restraint." At that, we can't imagine a better wind to throw restraint to than Souh Wind; which Mr. Hoover will find (we trust, with delight) to be as democratically breezy as its geo graphical adjective suggests. Traffic Revolution EVERY ISSUE, Town Talk gives away $1,000,000 in ideas. This one is a lucrative present to the auto trade. Up to now, whenever a car going north suddenly changes its mind and decides to go south instead, it meets with a certain - inconvenience owing to the difficulty of turning around in the midst of traffic. Our solution of this problem derives from an old Mississippi river custom as told us by Garnett Eskew, author of The Pageant of the Packets. It seems the old river boats had two engines, capable of revolving in opposite di rections when the captain desired; with such equipment, a boat could easily turn around in its own length. If a boat can have paddle wheels go ing different ways, why can't an auto mobile? The 1931 Town Car, we ac cordingly suggest, will have two motors and a gadget fixing the gears, on pushing the new "Turn" button, so that both left wheels will turn in one direction as both right ones re volve in an opposite manner. Drivers, of course, would have to be warned not to keep on pushing the "Turn" button too long after they start to revolve, unless they desire to keep going in a perfect merry-go-round, not a bad idea either. 'Psychologist at Lunch DR. BOTER, the Byzantine-looking psychology professor who came to Lewis Institute from Russia, via Mexi co, was a recent initiate at the Bis marck Round Table, that delightfully informal rendezvous which shares with Schlogl's equally circular furniture the privilege of weekly supporting the funnybones of local and visiting wits and nit-wits. "Who are all these queer persons?" was Dr. Boter's first shout on meeting our alert friends. "What, have you never attended a Rotary meeting before?" asked Attor ney Fred Lowenthal in surprise. "Sit down and call everybody George, and in a moment we will sing from the book." With a puzzled kxik behind his curly beard, Dr. Boter sat down and a young lady whom Franklin Meine had brought to see the lions passed him a copy of Rickety Rimes, a re cent juvenile work for girls from 6 to 8. "Sing page 16," said Riq modestly. Dr. Boter opened the manual care fully and found it was the sort of verse that is all printed in small letters, even the titles. "I suppose," he said sympa thetically, "you used up all your capi tal in getting the book printed." "Dr. Boter is an author too," said Mr. Lowenthal proudly. "Ha, ha," said Dr. Boter to this ac cusation. "It was in Mexico. I translated Tolstoi into Spanish and they were slow about the check. So I said to the publisher, if you don't Perennial pilgrims to the Proud heroine of the First dead but deathless Dunes Violet TME O-IICAGOAN 19 pay me in two days I will translate it all back into Russian again." "Why," asked Mr. Philip Morris, "does the red flag annoy the bull?" (He had heard the word Mexico.) "Always," replied Dr. Boter, "I like to see a baffled student." Mr. Morris bowed to this compli ment, the assemblage sang the marching song from the Baffled Student Prince, and Dr. Boter gave a short talk on Mexican bullfights. A flag of any color, green or yellow as well as red, will distract the bull; the first time you go to the bullfight it's not much fun but, like olives, if you keep it up you finally get quite interested. There is no betting, the events going through a regular and timed routine. There are also such things as amateur bullfights. (This news quite startled Francis Coughlin, who decided an amateur bullfight must be something like amateur tiger tam ing; and even Riq admitted he had not not known there were such things as amateur bulls.) "Are you a humanist?" the Town Talker asked Dr. Boter. "I am a theriomorphist," the psy chologist retorted sternly, explaining that some day when the professors get through looking for human traits in the behavior of white rats they will investigate the possibility of animal be havior in human beings. At present, however, Dr. Boter is conforming to custom and working on rats. He has found that when they get mad and start to bite him, they are beginning to learn new habits. "How do you like America?" asked the baffled student. "The only trouble," said Dr. Boter, "is the difficulty I have remembering my birthday." He was born under the Old Style calendar in Russia, and never knows over here whether his natal day is go ing to pop up in August or March. Swishi?igs in the Goldfish Bowl AND one we never thought of is i the combination goldfish bowl and mantel clock in the Boul. Mich. window. . . . Big Tim Murphy didn't invent the term "racket"; it appears in the 1858 Bartenders Guide, says Arthur Sheekman. Taking off the last two letters, we can date it farther back yet. Wrote Mr. Sam'l. Pepys: "Busi ness . . . goes to rack." ... If you weary of bridge, pingpong and cha rades you can carve your own bedpost spindles and carpenter secret drawers into your flights of stairs. "Gentle May Flowers By SANDOK Ts^OTE: Sandor's lightning brush — seven sketches in as many minutes, if you don't count the years of rehearsal — greets the May with just the trace of a smile. He and she to whom the voyage on the good ship Mayflower is but a casual con versational reference The Monarch of May First May Flowers these whose eyes anticipate an all-engrossing June Joe" Hagans tells you how in Vol. 1 No. 1 of his new Chicago bimonthly, Popular Homecraft. Hagans for some time has had a model hobby-shop of his own out in Beverly Hills, when all his lathe motors are on at once the noise comparing favorably to an air raid over the front line trenches. . . . Those who care for such things will share our joy at the London columnist's valedictory hoax and suicide in Evelyn Waugh's amusing novel, Vile Bodies. ... If the book you're reading has figured end-papers and an especially neat looking title page it's probably a Cape & Smith work designed by Rob ert Ballou, till last year a Chicagoan; Bob has in a few months got his firm several prizes for design from the In stitute of Graphic Arts. . . . Riq much surprised at the rare book auc tion to pick up Von Steuben's watch and find it is no longer running. . . . Bob Becker, outdoors writer for the Tribune, managing edits Chicago Com' merce indoors. . . . 15,000 extra peo ple read the Times when it ran a Val entino story, proving something. . . . George Faust, the long-term-lease lawyer, crazy over Brahms and James Joyce's Ulysses, probably a unique double hobbly. . . . Columnist Ash- ton Stevens getting his wisecracking shoeshiner's life insured. . . . Fanny Butcher, Tribune book critic, asking Franklin Meine, early American humor collector, how he knew when he read a piece whether it was humorous. . . . Orientate AS THEY entered our favorite tobacconist's shop, our alert nos trils were assailed by a haunting exotic perfume; insidious, tantalizing, sensu ous, its compelling fragrance suggested latticed harems and Turkish dancing girls, the song of the Nile, muezzins, minarets, and a chorus of Fatimas writhing in tropic dance when I was a king in Babylon and you were a Christian slave. . . . We sniffed again and again of this overpowering scent, so mysteriously reminiscent of some forgotten and idyllic experience. "What is it?" we asked the tobacconist. "An antiseptic," he explained. "To keep the flies away." Flies! Now we recognized the haunting odor. You squirt it around from those comic airguns. Ah, strange basis of those haunting Oriental visions of delight! It was the kerosene in this familiar flybane. 20 TUE CHICAGOAN What about the water you serve ? 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Ontario St. SUPerior 6543 Sold at your neighborhood store on nm WAUKESHA WATER CH1CAGOANS Work and Winn By WARREN BROWN SOME day when, if ever, Bob Rip ley begins to run short of material, I intend to forward a statement which may find a place somewhere in the daily dozen. I know a man who has watched racing, daily, for at least nine months of every twelve and who hasn't placed a bet upon a nag in nigh on to thirty years. By his works, ye shall know him; Colonel Matt J. Winn! A veteran of racing wars, closing in on seventy come June, 1931, beyond a doubt the outstanding, upstanding fig ure in thoroughbred racing on this continent, is Matt Winn. Race wars? "Been through a lot of them," says the man whose surname is symbolical of the man himself. "And the thought that I have carried away from all of them is that the men who have fought me hardest have come to be my best friends." WINN, the dominating figure in a Turf Association whose capi tal in Illinois and Kentucky is placed at fifteen million dollars, was plunged into racing war almost as soon as he had cast his fortunes with the track. That was back in 1904, soon after Winn had been made vice-president and general manager in the reorgani zation of Churchill Downs, whose pic turesque pathways now are trodden each May with the greatest racing crowd that witnesses any stake event in America, a crowd whose paid gate total of more than two hundred thou sand dollars may top anything else in the world, including, perhaps, the Grand Prix. The war of 1904, oddly enough, was precipitated by a row over racing dates at old Hawthorne. At that time, the Western Jockey Club was at once the Judge Landis and the Will Hays of racing west of Pittsburgh. There were no racing commissions, then. That came later, but not as rapidly as came the American Turf Association, found ed by Winn and his associates as a war measure. There is still an American Turf As sociation, though not identical with the old one, and there is still very much a Matt Winn Sketched from life Winn. But you don't hear much about the Western Jockey Club any more. In his span of nearly thirty years, Winn's influence has appeared wher ever there is racing, in this country. Tijuana and Agua Caliente? Pshaw! Winn was operating a race track at Juarez from 1909 to 1916. He held a meeting in Mexico City, while Diaz was Diaz. He ran Mexican race tracks for some eight or nine years, with a new government each year, if not each week of the racing calendar. When the revolutions came too rapidly for even a calculator like Winn to keep track of them, the future of the thoroughbred in Mexico was put back into circulation. NEW YORK? In 1906 Winn went into that state, gave away weight to August Belmont, and fought him to a standstill. It was out of this war that Empire City arose. Working with James Butler, Winn broke through the Belmont control and, in the face of odds that seemed insurmountable, car ried on. No dates were granted him; eastern horsemen and officials were denied him. He battled just the same. His name was Winn. Before he had finished there was racing at Empire City and there was racing at Aqueduct. There still is, though Winn's adven tures have since carried him to Mary- TmCWICAGOAN READ — The Face in the Finger Bowl By ROBERT D. ANDREWS In the next issue "I saw a pretty lady prop a mirror against a water glass and go through the stern business of making up, smacking her brief nose with a grimed powder puff, rubbing her soft cheeks with a rouge puff she had been using for quite a long time. ... I saw a man add up his check on a napkin. ... I saw a woman with long, lovely hands pick up three olives at once and shunt them into her nice mouth. ... I saw people with their elbows on tables and their faces intent on food and I won' dered why Chicago people go to the Lincoln Park Zoo to stare at lions being fed.,, The quote is from Mr. Andrews' third article on the public behavior of Chicagoans, his first having disclosed the first-nighter at the zenith of his glee, the second searching deeply into the ways and whys of the Tower Town Tea. The editor of Midweek makes his observations in the best places, the swanky hotels along the drive, the gilded taverns in the Loop. Accurate or extravagant, moderate or extreme, his article is engaging, enlightening reading, a document of sure interest to whoever eats and who doesn't? A characteristic drawing by Nat Karson completes a com' mentary of striking interest, complete in the next issue. THE CHICAGOAN Chicago's Esoteric Magazine THE CHICAGOAN Theater in the Good Old Way THE GOOD OLD DAYS live again upon the stage. Revivals to the left, revivals to the right, revivals front and center bring back beloved players in revered plot and score. Age rests lightly, even pleasantly, upon brow of actor and actee alike . . . turbulent decades vanish in easy renewal of credu lous, susceptible youth. But — IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, when the current reviv als were new and sparkling sensations, one took himself to the theater well dined, perhaps wined, at proper ease and in properly receptive mood. No break-neck dash for tickets, no gnawing need to check and double-check his reservations — re member, these were the good old days. And yet — THE GOOD OLD DAYS live again, save perhaps in point of wine, for those thoughtful moderns who safeguard their theater mood by employing the gratifyingly gratis Chicago Theater Ticket Service to arrange reservations. In the good old days ad vertising copy-writers stopped when a point had been made and so do we. 1. 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 or 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. ^WICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) (Number of seats) (Date) (Second choice of date).... (Name) - (Address) (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $.... land, back to Kentucky, and, of late, into Illinois. Laurel, in Maryland, came Winn's way through a deal with the redoubt' able "Curly" Brown. Laurel, pro- claimed the most picturesque of all the tracks in Maryland, still carries on, as an indication that when Winn builds he builds for permanency, Mexican revolutions barred. In Illinois, Winn came to Lincoln Fields and built as though there was never a doubt about the future of rac ing in the state. Later on he took over the tangled fortunes of Washing' ton Park and made a going concern of that place when it seemed as if all hope had been abandoned. He helped in the reorganization of Hawthorne, and all this time was active in the di' rection of affairs at his own tracks in Illinois as well as at Churchill Downs, at Lexington, and at Latonia. Somewhere in those nigh on to thirty years the hand of Winn was found evolving order from the chaos of racing at New Orleans. NOT always have the odds been with Winn. When he entered New York to engage in warfare with Belmont, and opened his meeting, he had to run against well established Saratoga. No mean opponents, those. Day by day, for at least nine months of his year, Winn is on a race track. If not his own, then someone else's. That, you would imagine, is racing enough, for any one person. "Really," he says, "those nine months are a vacation. I don't do nearly as much work as I do in the three months when there is no racing. Then is when you have to work, organizing, plan ning, building, beautifying tracks. There isn't much labor attached to the operation of a race-track, once a meet is started. The work must be done before, if it is done at all. Thereafter the meeting carries through of its own momentum." Rarely does a racing season at any one of his major tracks go by that Winn doesn't find some improvements that can be made before another season is at hand. He has certain definite ideas on crowds. He has found that the average race goer likes to be on the move, rather than occupy a given seat in a given place. You will find, therefore, no tremendous stands on a Winn race track. Rather will you find benches, rustic seats, innumerable other "places to light," scattered throughout the THE CHICAGOAN AT SUNSET The fisherman sits and smokes and lives the day over again. Once more he casts so that the fly drops as lightly as thistledown on the stream and is carried to the big log. Once more there is a rushing streak of silver in the water and the sudden tug of the line between his finger and thumb as the cunning old trout feels the barb. A man who is a true angler would scorn to take trout on any but the right tackle. The unwritten laws of the fight call for the lightest rods and lines that de mand the maximum of brains and skill from the angler and give the trout a fighting chance. 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Covers as gayly light as Spring, or of gentle, weightless warmth; travel sets; bed jackets; dressing tables . . . every boudoir ac cessory and all original in design, flawless in execution ! You select Carlin Comforts in a beautifully appointed boudoir in our Chicago Shop, free from tne rush and bustle of tne ordinary shopping d.iv. (P A (d f / 7 V^ aril vi \som]orlsf cJnc. 662 North Michigan Avenue at Erie Street t i i >>* -*_#-«** £»fe* dUf M ample ground that invariably is a part of the Winn layout. In sum total, the He is no staunch advocate of circus attractions, such as races with lady riders; he scorns "ladies' days," and he frowns upon a tremendous free list. "No one," he has said, "has any busi ness on a racetrack who cannot afford to pay his way into the race- track." HIS procedure, after all, is simple. He caters, first and foremost, to the public. His aim is to insure the public's seeing what it came to see, do ing what it came to do, and enjoying what it came to enjoy. Rarely will you find an insufficient number of mutual ticket sales windows on a Winn track; rarely will you find a patron, come rain or come sunshine, who hasn't had an even chance with his fellow patron to bet if he cares to, to see racing if that's what brought him out. Winn has seen the growth of purses for racing treble within the last ten years. He has kept the pace with that growth, and he is eternally on the alert for some new phase of racing that might contribute to the entertainment and the comfort of his patrons. If a fight will do it, Winn has all those service stripes, in Kentucky, in New York, in Illinois, and in Mexico. If purses will do it, he has the capi tal and the backing. If attractions will do it, he will fur nish the setting. Wasn't he a prime mover in the importation of Epinard for the series of races that made inter national racing history? One thing though, he will not do — he will not bet on a race, and hasn't for thirty years. And when this badly handicapped handicapper considers all the "information" that has gone to waste in all those thirty years it makes him shudder. And shuddering, this page, paragraph, and sentence slips from the typewriter. For someone has just given me a "good thing" in the next race. TWECMICAGOAN 25 TYPE HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITy PLATE CLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES CADILLAC LASALLE you can own one easily . . Payments are moderate — operating costs are low If you, as a small car owner, wish that you might sit at the wheel of a Cadillac or La Salle, consider this— the man you envy may be paying no more than you for his motor transportation. It is true that his monthly pay ments are slightly higher than yours. And he pays $15 or $20 more in a year for his gasoline and oil. 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The harsh obscurity of the Germanic title has been softened to One Wonderful T^ight, which serves well enough the worldly story of naughty intrigue in old Vienna. After viewing the stage revolving to show scenes in instantaneous succession, Chester Hale dancers revolving to the melodic waltzes of Johann Strauss, comics revolving in mock inebriation, one is tempted to revolve up the aisle and gyrate gracefully into one's taxi. This moving stage is enormously effec tive. Over each scene hovers the de lightful expectancy of wondering when the set will gently slide around and disclose another glamorous locale. Through ambulatory cafes, boudoirs, ballrooms and prisons an unusually at tractive lot of people sing, dance and make love, as dictated by a libretto brought smartly up to date. Last year Gladys Baxter and Bartlett Simmons were liked here in Music in May. They rise now to the broader vocal oppor tunities offered and bring a lush rich ness of sound to their haunting diets. Simmons has loosened up a certain stiffness of acting and rates some laughs from his portrayal of an amorous Hun garian tenor. His explosive invitation to the chaste wife — "Enjoy me" — panics the customers. A coloratura of bird-like clarity and freshness emanates from the throat of Mary McCoy, piquant as a lady's maid not above a kiss from the errant husband. This importunate gentleman is very orna' mental as offered by Archie Leach, a darkly beautiful six-footer with keen flair for farce. Harold Conkling, an other gift to the matinee girl, sings and acts pleasantly as the bored Prince. Joseph Lertora is always useful when the casting director seeks continental urbanity. For some time this reviewer has been bearish on stage drunks. Harry Welsh renews faith in this form of fooling. One Wonderful 7\[ight is one swell evening. For the Cognoscenti AS suave as a comedy by Lonsdale, k, as polished as the bow of J. Ham Lewis, as knowing as the column of Ashton Stevens, The Little Show is filling the Selwyn with seekers after adult, sophisticated entertainment. They are finding an intimate revue in cosy continental mood, the Chariot kind of thing. Brains rather than money have gone into its making. Wit, often a homeless outcast, finds con- genial employment. Smartness pushes garishness and vulgarity out of the picture. The tone of the evening is set by Clifton Webb. No better choice can be imagined than this cool, blase aris- tocrat of the footlight world. Only once does he lose his complete sangfroid and that is in the weird number, Moanin Low, a stylized conception of negroid bestiality in song and dance. A question of taste might be raised about both the situation and its inter- pretation, but the fantastic quality im parted by Libby Holman and Mr. Webb save the situation. This Hol man girl is an exotic creature, warmly Creole in appearance, vibrant and pas sionate in her rendering of the blue song, Can't We Be Friends. She too stands alone. Nutty chatter has never been shot out so fast as from the lips, or the nose, of Fred Allen. One often finds one self still laughing at the one before the . last. Besides holding the stage alone for two protracted periods, he is the main cog in at least two highly divert ing sketches, The Man Who Reads the Ads, and The Prize Winners, a take off on the contests for Little Theater groups. Dancing with Clifton Webb is a red-head of exquisite proportions and flowing grace named Joan Carter- Wad- dell. To sing such catchiness as What Have You and Caught in the Ram, John McCauley is employed, — a well behaved, if somewhat colorless young TWE CHICAGOAN 27 man. Helen Lynd is a cute little blonde trick with a gift for comedy. The chorus of about a dozen fresh and pretty youngsters will please the most jaded taste. The Little Show may be caviar to the general, but it is also cocktail, soup, fish, roast, wine, sweet and liqueur to the particular. To Bear or Not to Bear THROUGH the high excellence of the acting of three young players ManyA-Slip at the Cort Theater achieves distinction. Uncouth han dling could play havoc with the deli cate theme. A young columnist and poet does not believe in marriage. Love should be free and untrammeled. A nice but human Boston girl, whose father reads the Transcript, succumbs to his charm, but finds his philosophy unsatisfactory. They part forever. Mother, a sophisticated worlding, con trives to delude the boy into the belief that he is to become a father. The egoism of potential paternity scatters to the four winds the egoism of free thought, and Act Two finds the young idealist buying toys in joyful antici pation. Here is where the title comes in. Dorothy Sands plays the youthful and emancipated mother with a wealth of skillful suggestion. A background of Boston gentility suits well this clever and gifted graduate of Radcliffe and Professor Baker's 47 Workshop Company. You perhaps liked Douglas Montgomery in Caprice. He is a superb juvenile, personable, sincere and possessed of keen comedy sense. All young husbands should learn from him how to make love to their wives over the breakfast table while eating a dish of prunes. Add a depth of emo tion that brings real tears to his eyes, and you have a beautifully rounded performance. Sylvia Field matches him in sincere, high-bred charm. She is a delightful little lady. Many-A-SItp is an engaging fancy, full of smiles and chuckles. The Town should discover it. All Quiet on the Eastern Front HUBERT OSBORNE — naughty boy — has washed out his mouth with soap and water and that horrid Kolpa\ is forgiven. In atonement he has covered the Goodman stage with trellises, moonlight and roses; nice county people exchange frothy banter; Ariadne and Sapolio reign in peace. 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You may — for their work still lives. At 608 South Michigan Avenue, the Robert W. Irwin Company of Grand Rapids has assembled reproductions ot all these masters and the most glorious periods of furniture history. Here is the largest and undoubtedly the most comprehensive exhibit of fine fur niture in the Central West — five floors devoted to productions for bedroom, living room, dining room, library and hall. Here, too, are shown beautiful upholstered creations and occasional pieces — at a wide range of price. The display affords a new way to in spect — or select — furniture. Dealers and decorators and their clients may visit the exhibition building, where they will be assured of intelligent and courteous attention. Wholesale prac tice prevails. ROBERT W. IRWIN COMPANY. designers sad Manufacturers of Fine Furniture for 50Years 608 S.MICHIGAN BLVD. completely establish the statue quo Thomas Woods Stevens explains be tween acts that the next play, Escape, is not a grim tragedy — -God forbid — but a nice clean comedy. The current opus from the fruitful pen of A. A. Milne outwhimsics Win- nie-the-Pooh. A husband is all wrapped up in business, so his wife pretends to run away with his best client. So there! Most of the comedy has to do with time-tables and is well calculated to please the suburban trade. Done by a well selected cas"t of British types Ariadne might do, but Americans try ing to act like Englishmen always seem a trifle amateurish. Especially is this true when the humor of the play de rives from foibles essentially national in character. To compensate for a cast miscast, Mr. Osborne has seemed to strive for mild satire in the characterizations. The fat title part is in the care of Katherine Krug, who handles her comedy with a neat, restrained touch. She easily car ries off the honors of the evening. Neal Caldwell, looking like a tame Simon Legree in a droopy black moustache, gets some fun out of a silly-ass part. The supposititious lover calls for a corpulent Cockney. Harry Mervis is trim of figure and vague of accent, but he works hard and mugs his share of laughs. Ellen Root startles the natives by appearing in a blonde wig. The Goodman is a good boy again. Back to the Old Home Town WITH spotlight on his greying hair, Joe Howard opened his Second Edition of The Time, The Place and The Girl at the Harris by singing from the orchestra pit a heart-throb entitled I'm Glad to be Bac\\ in This Good Old Chicago Town. Thunder of welcome! Then he introduced Ben Jerome — also silver threaded among the black— whose baton waved before so many Princess and La Salle suc cesses in the golden days of my first long pants. Next Ned Waybum took a bow. Ned has sixteen of his pupils here on exhibition and a fresh, vigorous bunch of lassies they are, home-bred one may judge from the big hand accorded them. The first night audience was the actor's dream. Every thing went for a wow. The older the joke, the louder the roar. The first- night regulars were next door at The Little Show, but this crowd was in the theater to let Joe Howard know he has a success. No one who loved those old days can hope otherwise. The oc- THIS YEAR...IT'S EUROPE IT IS THIS . . . 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Qjou will find it interesting and informative. ress ess WHITE STAR UHB*U» STAR LINE • ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINE* INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY CO Principal Offices in iheU.S.andCanada. ^gjjj^ Main Office, No. 1 Broadway, New York City. Authorized agents everywhere. THE CHICAGOAN casion was blessed by the memory of Cecil Lean, Florence Holbrook, Jack Barrymore, Harry Piker, Bunny Gran ville, Harry Woodruff, Georgia Caine, Adele Rowland, Winona Winter and so many more. Deep wells of the subconscious echo to the old song hits, Blow the Smo\e Away, Honeymoon, Thursday's My Jonah Day and I Don't Li\e Tour Family. Love songs bring back the old technique of the darkened stage and the spotlight on the singer, with the chorus creeping on to join in the en core. Excepting Fred Santley, the cast seems somewhat gauche, but withal eager and trying awfully hard. They probably are as good as were many of the youngsters who made their first hits in Mort Singer's productions. Enough Chicagoans have sentimental memories to keep The Time, The Place and The Girl here a long time. 'Ponce de Leon ALMOST a quarter of a century . ago Donald Brian burst on the dramatic horizon as Prince Danilo, the dashing young rake of The Merry Widow. His lithe grace in the waltz made many hearts beat faster under the whalebone. Girls who are now grandmothers burned candles before his picture. He should give to the world the name of his trainer, for he is back at the Majestic in the same role, still gracile of figure and black of hair, still waltzing with almost the same abandon, still a romantic actor worthy of a sigh. This revival business has a reviewer groggy. And the end is not yet. As for waltzes, it must begin to dawn on one that the three-four time is a popu lar form of music. Victor Herbert, Strauss and Lehar have poured out an unbroken stream of lilt and swing to caress the ear. Familiarity breeds no contempt for the lovely Velia and I Love You So, when they are sung by Beppie de Vries, a Sonia smoothly groomed and well mannered. She touches some very high notes with con trol of clarity. Her charm has just enough suggestion of maturity to ren der her an excellent vis-a-vis for Don ald Brian. They make a stylish couple. Oscar Figman, a member of the original Chicago company, brings mellowness to the cuckold Popoff. His comedy is responsible for several en cores to the march septet, Women. Cheers for Donald Brian. Long may he waltz. NOTE: Mr. Boyden' s review of Mebbe will appear in the next issue. NEWYORK MIAMI BEACH DETROIT ^7 CLEVELAND 600 MICHIGAN BOULEVARD ' SOUTH CHICAGO Jports I VlocL for Cne hJJerov * America 's Foremost Fashion Creator* INCE Lewis booted kome /vristides to win tne first Kentucky Derby in 1875 the charm or the feminine costume has shared with the race itself the interest or the track habitues. /And in her glow^ ingly youthful Sports Oostume the modish woman or today with her capes and 7 flares has taken something in style from the Divine Ladies or the Old South and adapted it to the extreme moder nity or the sophisticated mode or l°3o. 30 TMC CHICAGOAN TheCinema Walt Disney, Artist By WILLIAM R. WEAVER You need gang way treatment . . . Are you oil your golf? Are you truculent at the Bridge Table? Not to say over the breakfast? Are you sunlc at the thought of listening to Harry's best story (or the sixteenth tedious time? Don't worry. It's all symptomatic . . . You need Gangway Treatment ... So drag yourself oil that downy divan and fake the lirst brave step . . . Walk, run, write or 'phone the nearest Cunard Agent or office and get the "dope". Before you know it you'll be having your morning bouillon or practising your pet swing on the broad clear decks of a Cunarder. CUNARD LINE 346 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 1840 ' NINETY • YEARS ¦ OF • SERVICE • 1 930 ^THE trouble ^v»i^vO items about I'^iML^Pvk. short pictures, wQKmMklY u) the comedies I ii^^RL/ m and travelogues U \liiiPiii \ and newsreels and IjB^LafcA so on that so often '¦^^^¦¦¦B* compensate for an hour spent on a disappointing feature picture, is that such items come norm' ally and naturally at the end of the column and are normally if not natur ally dropped out when the column runs, as it usually does, to too great length. Wherefore this item about Mr. Disney, the genius responsible for Skeleton Dance and a half dozen charming comics that have followed it, is placed at the beginning. Not that there is much to be said about Mr. Disney save that his comics are the purest humor available in the cinema. There was a time when one Krazy Kat qualified in all the best places as rare humor. That period was distinguished also by the prevalence of screamingly animated cartoons called Aesop's Fables. Sound embarrassed the limited gentlemen who created these miraculous creatures of pen and brush, but sound delighted Mr. Disney. By a means which seems to be secret, since so many others have tried to ac complish the same result and have failed so miserably, Mr. Disney is able to keep his fantastic figures in perfect tempo with an exceptionally intelligent mus ical accompaniment. Add that he draws better than his brother cartoon ists, that he has a superb and appar ently irrepressible imagination, and you have not only the explanation of his remarkable success but also a pretty sound reason for calling him an artist. He crowds into ten swift minutes more amusement than most directors achieve in a Hollywood lifetime. "Ladies of Leisure" THE best of four pictures seen and heard since returning to this dizzy city (a typical Illinois cold laid siege to eye and ear promptly upon arrival) is called Ladies of Leisure. It used to be Ladies of the Evening, when Be- lasco staged it, and maybe someone will be kind enough to explain the change in title. Not that it matters, since the picture is no less meritorious by what' ever name, but the original title might gain for it the attention of many good people who will otherwise pass it by as just another movie. Barbara Stanwyck is the principal lady of leisure and the point of the story seems to be that one can recover from leisure as from mumps, measles or Miami. As a current recoverer from the latter, I am all in favor of the point Ralph Graves is the pleasant reason why Miss Stanwyck wishes to recover, Marie Prevost is the increasingly chubby and impudent room mate, and Lowell Sherman depicts a perfect argu ment for relapse. Until a finale just a mite more melodramatic than seems necessary, these four give upon the screen such a performance as Mr. Be- lasco's best casts perform upon the stage when the audience is properly re ceptive and the dinner has been all that an actor's dinner ought to be. The melodramatics of the ending do not erase the profits of this perform ance. Miss Stanwyck's assignment, that of making a traditionally dubious reforma tion seem not merely genuine but also safe for motion picture censors, is about the stiffest appointment made in recent celluloid. Stage actresses have been doing it for several seasons, but it's new territory for the screen. Miss Stanwyck does it in something better than par for the course and adds a brace of birdies in purely pantomimic sequences with Mr. Graves. Miss Prevost is in Ladies of Leisure much as she is in the lately banned Party Girl, but her lines (spoken) are better and she has Lowell Sherman's priceless rake to counterbalance her wisecracks. George Fawcett and Nance O'Neill, as Graves' parents, are in the picture briefly but brilliantly as be comes two such cherished venerables. Whoever directed the picture (have you noticed that no one seems to know who directed what since pictures be gan talking?) had the good sense to let conversation stop when there was nothing to be gained by use of speech. This seemingly simple bit of wisdom is possessed by almost none who have use for it. There is much of enter- TMC CHICAGOAN 31 tainment to be hoped for as its effec tiveness becomes noised (or silenced) about. "Showgirl in Hollywood" PEOPLE like Showgirl in Holly wood. Seat neighbors to right and left laugh at it, almost cry with it in spots, and newspaper writers shower it with stars, diamonds and mere adjec tives. The neighbors are normal, the newspaper writers are not mistaken, but it is not a good motion picture. On the contrary, it is an excellent depic tion of contemporary Hollywood, the studio colony as it exists under sway of that mighty monarch Microphone, and this is more interesting than al most any mere fiction. Showgirl in Hollywood, then, is not a good picture but excellent diversion. The story is about a gal whose boy friend produced a show that flopped, a director who lured the gal to Holly wood (not very seriously), a film pro ducer who bought the boy's flop (this doesn't happen) and employed the gal to star in it (try that on your credul ity). Just a yarn, you see, in which to wrap up interesting sequences show ing talking pictures in the making, studio executives making merry with their yesmen, a bus-ride along Holly wood boulevard and a premiere at Warner Brothers' theater. These things are interesting, in the sense that a first look at a radio transmitter or the interior of a submarine is interest ing, and that's enough. Alice White is the showgirl in ques tion and I think there's no question about it— she just isn't. But the worst bit of casting in the picture has Ford Sterling as a film producer, a role he could make insufferably funny if per mitted, and limits him to utter seri ousness. And the final low in some thing or other (certainly not taste) is attained in presenting Blanche Sweet as a broken-down star with a suicide complex. It's incomprehensible that the same producing company responsi ble for this produced General Crac\. For a happier last line, I report that the censors have changed their minds about General Crac\, reported herein as partially silenced at their order, and it may now be seen by Chicagoans in its native state. "Put/in' On the Ritz" I'M glad, in a way, that Charles Rich- man was permitted to appear, even star, in a talking picture. Puttin' on the Ritz seems to be making its box SHE swims in summer, skis in winter.. .dances, rides horseback, motors . . . enjoys every form of sport . . . Her vitality is astounding — she is al ways on the "go." Abounding energy is theirs who know how to conserve their energy. Sleep is important here, but this sleep must be deep and sound, the kind that re freshes and reinvigorates. And this is only possible when both spring and mattress meei your individual require ments . . . are adapted to the weight of your body A ¦ l/*V DAY HALE'S Specialists in Sleeping Equipment 516 N. 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Chi cago alone could keep the cameras grinding for a year. (But, on seoend thought, there'd be their pictures to look at! I take it back.) Mr. Richman isn't so Ritz in pic tures. His voice isn't bad, in fact it's almost as good as Mark Fisher's, but he doesn't stick to singing. When he acts — but surely that isn't what he's do ing. And the director tries to make you think Mr. Richman plays the piano and that's almost too much. But there's a color ballet near the finish of the picture that's nearly as good as the one in Broadway Melody, and there's an actor named James Glea- son, who also wrote the dialogue, and his wisecracks are sparkles in the gen eral gloom. Still, I wouldn't bother to inspect the thing personally if I were you. "Hot for Paris" REMEMBER those Beery-Hatton comedies? The first one, about the army, was a classic. The second one. about the navy, was a better than usual second. Remember the third one? Certainly not. Lightning doesn't strike perpetually in the same place. Which is an indirect and gentle way of saying that Hot for Paris isn't as good as The Coc\-Eyed World by about the same margin that that picture wasn't so good as What Price Glory, and there you have it. I'm a Victor McLaglen addict (remember him in The Loves of Carmen?) but not even a McLaglen can continuously and uninterruptedly slap plump girls in convenient places, grin double entendre and parade a probable libido, without becoming mo notonous. Not even when the princi pal slapee is the dazzling Fifi Dorsay, nor even when the bland El Brendel affords a distinctly contrastive type of humor to offset McLaglen's gusto. To See or Not to See Ladies of Leisure: Barbara Stanwyck, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost and Ralph Graves in a surprisingly authentic version of Belasco's Ladies of the Eve ning. [See it.] Hot for Paris: Victor McLaglen seems to have made one too many of these . . . this is it. [Don't sec it.] Showgirl in Hollywood: Alice White in a pretty terrible story but an excellent tour of Hollywood and the Warner Brothers studio. [If you've wondered how 1 talking pictures are made.] ^X^^lO would n t say "Pretty Please! ' for a frozen delicacy from Kelvinator s unique new Cold Storage Compartment? E S I COMMONWEALTH EDISON LECTRIC SHOP 72 WEST ADAMS STREET AND BRANCHES Federal Coupons Given KELVINATOR + FRIGIDAIRE CHICAGO'S PREMIER LILI DAMITA EUROPEAN & AMERICAN STAGE STAR 1 f THE DANCER OF BARCELONA PRODUCED IN SPAIN Directed by Robert Wiene of Caligari Fame An Intriguing Story of Love and Ar$ » ! "THE MERRY WIVES OF AlSO WINDSOR" ¦: Art Exhibit Musical Selections— Book Reviews i^ I N t M /V Shadow Silence Chicago Avenue Just East of Michigan 33 MARGUERITE Announcement for the truly discriminating woman original French models Which have set the present mode with their incomparable Parisian verve are now repriced far below the cost of reproduction. An opportunity to procure "Originals" at so substantial a reduction that they are indeed "Genuine Bargains", is rarely offered at this time of the season. We advise your early attendance 6 6 0 RUSH STREET AT ERIE TUECI4ICAGOAN IN QUOTES EDNA DEAN BAKER, before Parents and Teachers Association of Illinois: "Years ago parents imagined that all they needed was a natural parental instinct to raise their children perfectly. Today we realise that such ideas are false and that it takes real study and work to enable one to be a good parent."" ? ARTHUR M. HYDE, Secretary of Agriculture, to members of Commer cial Club: "Financial salvation for the farmer lies in the development of new uses for his products and the limiting of production as labor and industry have limited the supply of their output." ? STATFS ATTORNEY SWAN- SON, warned to keep within the ten month's budget: "I don't see how we can expect my men to work twelve months for ten months pay. I don't see how the office can function ef ficiently. But if I must I will live within the appropriation. I can resign. ? JACOB GIDWITZ, president of Lanzit Corrugated Box Company, victim of strike threat, in refusing to testify in court: "I want to drop this case. I won't testify. I have a duty as head of a family. I am carrying bomb insurance right now." ? DEAN THOMAS CLARK, Uni versity of Illinois: "We admit that some students drink at Illinois, but they make more fuss about it than their predecessors. Students are simply reflecting their home training." ? U. S. SENATOR OTIS GLENN, speaking before the Surface Lines Club: "The American people have lived and fought for freedom, and by the very fact of that ideal, we should keep out of the European mess that is behind the league court." ? JAMES H. KIRBY, defeated Demo crat in recent primaries: "The Anti- Saloon League" is a misnomer "to extract hard-earned money from God's children to keep up the big salaries of those church looters. I did not have their indorsement. I did not have the money to pay their price." ? EMIL ROHDE, Chicago hair dresser, at seventh annual exposition cf Hairdresser's Association, comment ing on new fad of beard -growing for men: "The women are the cause of all this bother. They brought it on with their long hair, their switches and transformations." ? JUDGE FAIRBANK, in an ex change of opinions with Judge Borrelli in Speeder's Court: "Speed ing is as much a violation of the law as is felony or larceny, but you never hear of thieves getting out of jails with tickets." ? A. E. THOMAS, Mayor pro tern of Fort Worth, Texas, welcoming Chicago good-will voyagers headed by Col. Randolph: "We're not without our own crime here and we don't try to suppress the facts of it. Chicago is setting a fine example in admitting the truth and trying to rectify it." ? WILBUR GLENN VOLIVA, over seer of Zion City, guest of Rotary Club: "The present industrial system is not the creation of man but the outgrowth of instincts and institutions. Whenever it is displaced, it will mean chaos and ruin. It is the only system that can obtain with human nature as it exists at present." — E. G. M. 34 TWt CHICAGOAN MUSIC Remains the Fashion Sweet Adeline by any other name is still the flower of the hearts of gay young swains who buy sheet music here today as long ago, to serenade a lattice window Ly< on Musical Notes Skalski Digs Up Some Early Beethoven By ROBERT POLLAK THIS man Skalski begins to come into his own. Resorting to the medium of a first-rate chamber orchestra instead of to a mediocre full symphonic band, he present ed, on April 13 at Kimball Hall, an arresting program which included the resurrected Jena Symphony, a dainty opus attributed to Beethoven. It seems to this reviewer that Skalski has now hit upon the means most calculated to win the local following he so richly de serves. His men were obviously well rehearsed; they were drilled to the ac curate observance of nuance and en semble. Their work had snap and vigor. The band attacked precisely, especially in the string section, and the players seemed, for the first time, to be able to rise to the demands of this conductor's expert musicianship. The Jena Symphony, no matter who wrote it, is a surprisingly pleasant dis covery. It smacks a little of Mozart and a little of Haydn, although here and there it reveals the bold dissonance and ruggedness that were to charac terize the Master of Bonn. The brief ness of its individual movements give it the advantage of compactness. It is more than a musical curiosity and -will stand repetition. The Polish conductor-pianist devoted the rest of his afternoon to Bach-Reger, Grieg's rather thin Holberg Suite, and two pieces of Debussy. The audience was large and properly vociferous. Russian Whoop-la ON the same afternoon the Princess Agreneva Slaviansky and her Royal Russian choir were packing them in at the Studebaker. The Princess, a buxom representative of Romanoff days, carries with her singers, dancers, and a balalaika orchestra. She offered a miscellany of Slavic folk songs, many of which were culled from the prov inces of the Ukraine by her father be fore her. Standing upon a green box, she led her troupe in song and dance. Least potent in the repertoire was a Slavic version of Old Man River, and, in the same category, one of those in' terminable Hungarian folk ditties for- ever reaching a climax, forever starting all over again. The princess and her children went across with a bang. At this writing they are still singing at the Studebaker, held over by the re quest of cash customers. For the nonce that theater basks in the aura of a glorified Club Petrouchka. On this same Sunday Boris Rosen- field played the piano at the Playhouse. He employed, in what, I believe, was a debut recital, a painstaking accuracy. But he is not yet alive to the poetic possibilities of a Steinway. Wieder Horowitz Again M. Horowitz. At the twenty- sixth symphony pair the Russian genius contributed the second Brahms Con certo as an epilogue to an all-Brahms program. This B-flat Concerto has ever been an ungrateful beast for the virtuosi of the last half -century. It was avowedly an experiment on the part of Brahms. He alluded to it as a combination of symphony and concerto. Whether we grant this or not, he at least uses the solo instrument to augment his orches tra rather than to stand out against it. Most pianists have been content to re pose in the advantages of this anony mity. The work was written with in tellectual perspiration and it takes great physical power to master its in ordinate difficulties. The piano part is gnarled with great stretches and jumps, with intricate figures evolved by the Brahmsian intellect. Its demands often seem not only unpianistic but impossible of achievement. When any ordinary fellow plays the concerto all these hazards must be jumped. When Horowitz plays it we forget them. It is a difficult critical job to tell exactly why. Other people have had almost as expert a technique. Others have sensed the serene beauty of the slow movement and the fiery brilliance of the scherzo. It would seem that the young Russian is able to bring to every requisite quality of piano playing an additional intensity. TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 35 Credit him besides with a mature feel ing for the grandeur of the Brahmsian form. These assets make him unique in the present day pianistic hall of fame. THE Chicago Civic Opera Com pany opened its experiment in light opera with a revival of Michael Balfe's Bohemian Girl. That this ex periment will be successful is made fairly certain after a glance at the company. Casting a weather eye over the principals I discern that Margery Maxwell, Charles Kullman, Lorna Doone Jackson and Mark Daniels are the kind that producers of light opera dream about. Kullman, to be sure, has yet to learn what to do with him self on a stage. But he has a grand voice, the kind that will make the ladies write him mash notes. La Maxwell is nothing short of a knockout. She should never waste her time playing minor roles in grand opera. There was never any cause for doubt about Frank St. Leger. His work with the American Opera company qualified him at once as the man to stand at the podium. And he has picked a fine bunch of players, mostly from the ranks of the Opera orchestra. It is too early to tell about the director, Charles Jones. The stage business in The Bohemian Girl is thorough and old-fashioned. But the manifest imbecilities of its libretto tie a director's hands before he goes to work. The chorus is young, personable, and it can sing. St. Leger whipped its members into shape in jig time with remarkable results. PERCY GRAINGER is no longer "the young Siegfried of the Anti podes," no longer the playboy of piano- dom. He still trots out his dazzling But he has become, in the last ten years, such an exceedingly great pian ist that the legend of the young Grainger must give way. How great he has become was demonstrated on April 21 at Orchestra Hall when he played principally Bach and Chopin. The former was drawn from the pre ludes and fugues of The Well-Tem pered Clavichord. His Bach sheds a golden light. All the fugue voices ap pear with luminous clarity from his key-board; and the splendor of the fugal architecture suddenly emerges with directness and simplicity. Such piano-playing can only be achieved through; the .experience of a warm and cultured mind. 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INDIVIDUALITY Have Your Hair Cut, Perma nent Wave, Hair Dye or Facial —the kind that individualizes YOU a-n-d does not flatten the purse. "Privacy That Pleases" A TV 4 YOUR HAIRDRESSER I Suite 431 Pittsfield Bldg. 55 E. WASHINGTON FRANKLIN 9801 36 TWt CHICAGOAN Shops About Town Clothes, What-nots, and Gadgets for the House ITH amazing agility this versa tile scout has been leaping about like a rabbit from cabbage patch to carrot bed with a passing nibble at the lettuce. There isn't much appar ent unity in the jottings of this week's amble about the shops. But is there unity in the ambling of any of the busy feminine hordes which descend upon the shops these brisk spring days? Every shopper's mind is a hectic bee hive of widely varied things to be done. There are clothes to be fitted, hats to be tried, summer outfits for the chil dren, fresh things for the house, gad gets for the garden, or luggage for that trip, new uniforms and cleaning things and tools for the spring orgy. (Whether you believe in this periodic spasm of cleaning or not the Huldahs and Katies of the world subscribe re ligiously to the Spring Cleaning tenet and who is a mere modern mistress to say them nay?) My own week started on elothes and ended in wild excite ment over trick scrub pails and magic fluids sworn to remove every trace of the painter's shoes from the golden bosom of the Chinese rug. The clothes were the dazzling new collection that Sally Milgrim brought to her shop here when she visited town recently. She has an almost unfailing flair for pouncing on the special lines, the details and trends in fashion that are destined to stay out of the Ford class and yet are most smart and be coming on Americans. She takes the ubiquitous flowered chiffons, for instance, and raises them out of the blah-blah class by choosing large, vague, wavering patterns in strange shades of lime or mustard or greeny blue. She makes them smooth and simple to the knees and then bursts into a flutter of godets from the knees to the ankles, adds a further touch of feminine quaintness with a little shawl affair, short sleeved and barely cover ing the shoulders like the little knitted things grandmothers used to wear to keep their backs warm. Only this is of the same chiffon as the dress and just fetching and silly enough to make the whole costume so much, much more than just another flowered chiffon. By THE CHICAGOENNE If you are tired of chiffon and sleazy materials, have a look at the lovely things they do here with Mor avia. This is a sheer, cool material but has much more body than chiffon or georgette, and can be draped and tucked and pleated just as effectively as heavy crepes. It's especially effective in a black afternoon dress with ex quisite lingerie touches in the way of a pleated net collar and pointed frills of white net dropping away from the sleeves which extend just a dash below the elbow. ANOTHER new fabric is the Mil- ^ grim taffeta — a miraculous version of the stiff old taffetas of yore. One evening dress in black taffeta with tiny white dots is as soft and clinging as any satin except that the skirt floats more beautifully than satin and rustles in that luscious, luxurious taffeta man ner. It's a sophisticate of a dress — very low in back with the decolletage marked by a huge floppy taffeta bow at the waist, very slinky and molded about the waist and fluttering to the ankles, with a sort of short fan spreading on the floor in back. The fan is accented by another huge bow with trailing ends, both bows lined in a bluish white; a stunning set-off to the black and white dotted fabric. It's a dress to Be gasped over. There are dozens of others — evening ensembles with gay little jackets or shawls or capes and entrancing day things. One evening set in powder blue flat crepe is flecked in silver, the dress exquisitely simple, molded and shirred with a long skirt petaled at the hem and a delightful jacket nipped in at the natural waistline and peplumed like a street suit. The jacket has soft puff sleeves and a flattering silver fox collar and you're fixed for almost any kind of summer evening affair. A regal black satin evening gown has a gold satin cape very short and tying in front, and a Sunday evening dress with long sleeves is in black lace over a short slip of shiny cire. You'd be sur prised to see how cire lifts black lace and makes it a gay youthful thing rather than the dowagery affair it might be. Nearly all the Milgrim things are gorgeously simple and simplicity is more distinguished than ever in this day when the unwary are apt to drip over into fussiness and over-elabora tion. Many of the afternoon and day dresses have sleeves of elbow length and three-quarter length and a lot of suits have the gay three quarter- length sleeve with dainty blouse sleeves flowering below them. Sally Milgrim has a fetish about natural waistlines and proper lengths to suit the occasion. And she's right, too. The most grace ful line is the natural one. Execept in a rare Empire dress here and there, the too-high waistline or belt does give a decidedly flapperish note to the cos tume, and who wants to be flapperish these days? The correct street clothes are all quite trig and not too long — five inches below the knees is the maxi mum and four is usually a happier medium. Evening clothes do sweep trie floor, though for summer most of them are ankle or dancing length, and after noon things hover almost anywhere in between, depending upon the formal ity or informality of the occasion. And so to other matters. <^hCiscellany INVETERATE hostesses always clutch most eagerly at new ideas in bridge things so here's a little grab bag THE CHICAGOAN 37 7*M C72oj£&L Gowns Wraps Sportswear Accessories Corsettes Sixteen-Fifteen Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois ¦ IIP- CHICAGO W^ AVENUE EVANSTON-IUJNOIS A TREASURE HOUSE of SMART and UNUSUAL FEMININE ACCESSORIES : Casa de Alex > \ Exquisite Food Dreamy Music Dancing > ; Amidst the Romantic I Atmosphere of Old Spain > : 58 East Delaware • Sup. 9697 for them: The Parker Pen people have evolved some very handsome bridge stands with a score pad base and a convenient pencil, set in a holder like those desk sets which carry pens and pencils on every Big Business Ex ecutive's desk in town. These are very new for the bridge party and make grand prizes. . . . And have you seen the amusing Lucky Strike place cards? They have me collecting cigarette tins — one comes in each tin of fifty — as avidly as the twelve year olds who used to treasure their cards of motion picture stars. It's really fun to piece them together of two cigarettes and match sticks and I hope I beat my friends to it with a complete startling set. My pet is the drummer boy — you must see him. . . . Another new thing in the cigarette field is the Ivory tip on Marlboro's which makes a pleasant ree-fined smoke, keeps teeth stainless and tobacco from dropping loosely, is feminine without being effeminate, if you know what I mean. . . . And then there jire the little jugs of Ash Tray powder in Field's Notion section. A sprinkle of this powder in the bottom of each ash tray is enough to extinguish all smoldering cigarettes and cigars and is a wonderful aid in keeping the air clean and fresh, no matter how much your guests smoke. If you are one of those horribly efficient housewives who tuck away every item of woolens in cedar chests and neatly labeled trunks and bags you won't be interested in this. But if you just manage the blankets and big things nicely, lock them up with a brisk air and turn about to face a lot of odds and ends that you never thought of and don't know what to do with, you'll be as delighted as I with the small Cedar Box that Carson's have fash ioned for just a bit over a dollar. It's cedarized and moth-proofed, brightly flowered on the outside and a splendid catch-all for the little woolens that crop up all the time. The Frank Shop in the Palmolive building has some very striking sport necklaces in from Austria which are quite worth a saunter up that way. They are in very narrow braided leather with gold or ivory ornaments and decidedly smart. Then he has daintier pieces in soft, flexible dull gold chains caught together here and there along their length by amethyst beads and ending in a handsomely carved amethyst ornament. 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 'phona request. Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrison 5708 Chicago To tne discriminating renter tne PARK. I/AN E managementsuggests with, complete confidence their beau tiful Hotel Homes, ranging from 1 to 6 rooms, in this ultra-smart and distinctive hotel. "Witlx 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 dil- iicult 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. SKILLMAN Pkone Bittersweet 3800 ¦=* TJIKK Z5LHE Sheridan Road at Surf Street CHICAGO 38 TI4E CHICAGOAN WINTER CRUISES 1930-31 ROUND THE WORLD CRUISE Empress of Australia, sailing from New York Dec. 2, 137 days. Christ mas in the Holy Land, India in cool January. MEDITERRANEAN Empress of France, sailing from New York, Feb. 3, 73 days. Deluxe "cruisade," emphasizing service and longer time ashore. WEST INDIES Duchess of Bedford, sailing from New York. Two cruises, 29 days each, Jan. 9 and Feb. 11. 14 fasci' nating Caribbean ports. Booklets giving complete details and all rates from your local representa tive or E. A. Kenney, Steamship Ceneral A«ent 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. HI. Telephone Wabash 1994 CANADIAN PACIFIC WORLD'S GREATEST TRAVEL SYSTEM Ivory Informals These sophisticated folding cards, engraved with your name, are today's correct informality for little notes of acknowledgement, and for invitations, at homes and teas BRECK D. PORTER CO. Stationers and Engravers 745 Pittsfield Building 55 East Washington Street Chicago Go Chicago J F he re Spring is Spring By LUCIA LEWIS JUST about this time of a Chicago year I am seized by that same let- down feeling that overcame me when I first faced the fact that there hon- estly was no Santa Claus. There isn't any spring — there wasn't any — and there won't be any. Year after year we deluded townsfolk slush through January and February with a "well — it won't be long now" optimism. Year after year March dashes our hopes to the ground with blizzards, raw winds and sleet. April roars in and we hope fully step out in spring coats and suits only to dash for shelter and winter furs. Comes a sunny day at last and a blaze of heat ushers in the month of May. That smart spring suit is smothering, chiffon is all we can stand, and summer is upon us! It seems that those of us who yearn for that first gentle green, that bud ding and half'flowered glory of a true spring, that not-too-warm, not-too-hot zephyr must hie ourselves to other spots where May and early June run true to form and are the loveliest seasons of the year, rather than periods of "record heat waves" or "unseason able cold spells." There are spots like that close to us and on the other side of the earth, your choice depend ing only upon the size of the check book and the time at your command for an early vacation. For the city-pent soul who hasn't dashed off to the south sometime dur ing the winter a break away at this time is just about as necessary to tone up the system as rhubarb — and much more fun. About the easiest break hereabouts and right in line with the nearby spring racing is a dash to French Lick. The springs are gushing healthfully, the golf courses are about six weeks ahead of our own in the matter of conditioning, and the riding is magnificent. French Lick is a hotel for the middle west to be proud of (I think Jimmy Walker said that) and it's splendidly accessible — an overnight trip by the Monon Line; a day or day and a half by motor, with all the roads in fine fettle and two hours by plane. into bloom about the end of May, and around Memorial Day activities begin booming at the luxurious Breezy Point Lodge of Captain Fawcett. This woodland hotel has everything — virgin forest, fishing and all the outdoor sports you want as well as the most sophisticated and comfortable hotel the wilds ever saw. I am especially fond of the attractive cottages scattered about the ground where one can throw a grand house party with none of the labor or care of the house party in a private home. Boys dash out from the main lodge with ice and all the fixings and when, as, and if, hunger smites, you saunter to the main dining room with no worry about food supplies, dishes or servants. It's an easy drive from Minneapolis or an easy flight by Northwest Airways or chartered plane. A bit farther afield is the lovely Southeast of the country, which has in the past few years been rediscovered by the wise travelers in search of genuine spring. Aiken and Pinehurst of course need no boosting. Youve probably heard enough chatter about them to turn your eyes permanently green, and after all the moaning about the "Caroline" which has been going around the town this winter. I'm just fit to be abducted by the first South' erner that comes along. The Virginia countryside, too, is exquisite in spring and early summer. At Hot Springs one of the most gracious and fashionably dignified hotels in the country holds open house all winter and spring, and this is one o FF in the other direction the Minnesota woods begin to burst TNE CHICAGOAN 39 of its most delightful seasons. The Homestead is really what its name implies — a rambling, southern, home like structure with rippling streams and ancient trees, glorious golf course and riding paths and the most deevine southern cooking that ever tickled your palate. It's the ideal place for a good rest and happy activities in or out of doors. Virginia Beach is bounding high on the popularity wave now, as it always has with the "quality" in the south. The newest and very delightful hotel is the Cavalier with its lavish array of sporty golf courses which are luring many of our greatest stars to their tees and greens. For the lovers of ocean sports, of yachting and boating of all sorts there is no better choice than Sea Island Beach off Georgia where some of our swankiest yachts men are laying in or anchoring, or whatever it is they do; and where some of the best deep sea fishing this side of Florida can be had. IT'S really spring in countless other spots. In Bermuda the lilies and the first lush growth of summer make every bicycle jaunt or horseback ride a miracle of beauty. In Hawaii they are having flower festivals while we shiver or swelter in the fickle airs of May. The Spring Flower Festival and the grand Lei Day on the first of May when everyone is bedecked with garlands and garlands of leis is indeed something to take that last bitter taste of winter out of your mouth. And to be in England! Rural Great Britain, whether it be England, Scot land, Wales or Ireland seizes the affections more than any place I know of. Up and down the lanes of Ox ford, down the stream and under the beautiful bridges of Cambridge, around the quiet old streets of York, picnicking and bathing in almost un believable seclusion on the Isle of Man, waxing poetical in the Lake Dis trict — that's just part of the spring you may have in England. If you are a golf maniac there are world-famous courses all about and a letter of intro duction from your home club is enough to get you on almost any of them. These are, too, not nearly so crowded now as they will be later in the summer and you are surer of being permitted to play now than you may be at the height of the season. The golfer's dream of paradise, of course, is the Cunard cruise which is taking a boatload of enthusiasts through the Exquisite table ware Crystal— china Exclusive furni ture Interior furnish ings Occasional tables Lamfis in jade, crystal and fiottery -\«t>- Everything Necessary to Make the Home Beautiful W. P. NELSON COMPANY Established 1856 N. J. Nelson, Pres. Executive offices Exhibition Salon 153-159 W. Ohio Street Drake Hotel Tecla necklace and the slender column of a woman's neck — a perfect frame for a divinely lovely picture. How fortunate that it is within the means of a modest budget! Tecla Necklaces from $25.00 up. ¦k Tecla Pearls, Sapphires. Rubies and Emeralds are created in our Paris Laboratories, and are avail able in individual mountings for rings,bracelets,studsand earrings. •k Only gold, platinum and genuine diamonds used in Te'cla settings. 2 2 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago PARIS • LONDON • BERLIN • NEW YORK 40 Every day they rush to our doors. The aristocratic pompano from NewOrleans. Sole from England. 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 JRcb &>tar Inn ? One of those lasting satisfactions The cuisine and traditional co rtes > of R:d Star service is its own recommendation. One dines and remembers it. One come; again because it is a happy memory. Established 1899 C. GALLAUER, Proprietor 1528 N. Clark Delaware 0440-3942 CAVANNA Drapery and Curtain Works, Inc. 653-655 Diversey Parkway CURTAIN Lace Curtains Slip Covers Blankets Silk Draperies Fine Linens Furnishings CLEANERS Mending and Alterations 22 Years Good Work and Service Calls and Deliveries Everywhere Bittersweet 1263-1387 British Isles, stopping to play on each of the most famous courses in Ireland, England and Scotland. But the new cruises are too joyous and exciting a subject to be tossed off in a few lines; they must be dwelt upon lovingly in our next effusion. More Lights on Travel Row STILL they come — these stunning new shops designed to shanghai you so subtly, so comfortably and ef ficiently that you won't know what happened until you find yourself aboard a train, a ship or a plane. Not that they clutch you and insist upon a ticket purchase — in fact the travel adviser is the most patient and long- suffering servant of the public I have yet seen. He spends hours, if neces sary, answering every question from when the train leaves to what to do with the goldfish while you are away and never tries to foist a sale upon you unless you really want to go. But when you see the inspiring windows and walls of, say, the New York Cen tral office in the Carbide and Carbon Building, it's pretty hard to fight off that fierce surge of wanderlust. By this time you have probably pressed your nose against the window panes of that corner, with its dashing emblems and snorting trains and lovely lighting effects, but step inside and really see something. (They are delightful to visitors and are only too glad to have you inspect the office even if you aren't going anywhere.) The whole thing is restful; it doesn't leap out and knock you down with its modernism though the archi tect and artist employed modern motifs throughout. Trie softly shimmering ceiling, the gently pervading glow of lights hidden in panels of the ceiling and walls, the magnificent murals of transportation subjects by Bourdelle the French artist, the color harmonies of chromium and black, and pastel- upholstered furniture, are a triumph of decoration. Down to the very grill- work on the recessed radiators which is cut into designs picturing the run ning gear of a locomotive in full speed the office is decidedly worth the study of anyone interested in new trends in decorative design. And all about are cushioned sofas and chairs for you to sink into and smoke a clubby cigarette while you chat about trains and ships and anything connected with any trip. At the other end of the Boulevard, on the corner of Van Buren and Mich igan, a gleaming new air transport TI4E CHICAGOAN office draws beautiful maps on its win dows that should give you wings if anything ever will. In the comfort' able environs of this office the Boeing Air Lines and the Stout Lines welcome all fledglings. You can arrange for flights by the regular daily transport from here to San Francisco or Seattle, by the Stout line to Detroit and Cleve land and for through connections with other lines to any other city. The Boeing lines have handled the air mail from here to the coast for many years and are veterans on this route. You may hop aboard the combination pas senger-express-mail planes or, after May 1st, on the splendid new eighteen - passenger planes which Boeing is launching on this route. Stop in and get inoculated with the air bug — they love to give information and you can have an awfully good time over maps and glamorous planes. Personalities In the Headlines Marion Strobel : One time associate editor of Poetry Magazine and now in the white rays with her first novel, Saturday Afternoon. In private life the wife of Dr. James H. Mitchell and the mother of Sally and Joan, presently convalescing from whooping cough. A resident of Chicago all her life, except ing some little time away at St. Timothy's School in Cantonsville, Maryland, and a two year sojourn in New York among the literati domi nated by the then lionized Franklin P. Adams. Published first book in 1925, Once in a Blue Moon, followed in 1929 by The Lost City. Her poems ranged from local lyrics to minor epics, more than agreeably accepted by pub lic and critics. The Mitchell Clubs are Saddle and Cycle, Casino, Arts, THE CHICAGOAN 41 University, Onwentsia and Friday. She has been married seven years, smokes not, neither does she drink, en tertaining visiting aspirants and arri vals of the literary world being her principal diversion. Joseph Vincent McCarthy: Maker of champions, born in Philadelphia and a heavy sticker on the sand lots there. Crashed big league ball with Brooklyn Federals, a shade above the mediocre big-time player, now one of "Three Great Macks," Graw, Gilli- cuddy and Carthy, who rule the field in weaving pennants and weaning ball players. Came to Chicago from Louis ville and in 1929 led the Cubs to bril liant finish and a slice in World Series money. Handwriting shows drive and independence; palm is naturally cupped, indicating honesty and gimme- pennant ambitions. At forty-one, one of the dominating personalities in base ball. Loathes rah-rah and shuns big crowds, has a broad Celtic smile and trys to hold it even when it's raining. Annie Mathews Emmerson: First lady of Illinois and ruler of the gubernatorial mansion in Springfield. Born in grocery store in Grayville where three generations of Mathews had supplied bread and butter to the town. Ten miles away, the little town of Albion, her first meeting with Louis Emmerson in spangled uniform of the school band, fifty years ago. At first an unyielding Democrat because her parents were, later won over to Louis' Republicanism, her whole career be yond the motherly , attention to her daughters has been shouldering half the fight with her husband in his long up-grade journey. Member and patron of innumerable clubs and so- cities, present wherever Chicago and Illinois are prominent, and hostess of a state that beckons the West. Likes her part and plays it better than high- sounding superlatives would indicate. Fritz Leiber: Born in Chicago, erst while student of Lakeview High School, showed athletic prowess against all-time friends and rivals, Steffan and Eckersall. Looked upon in youth as potent material for the ministry, de cided in the negative. Then an oppor tunity with Dearborn Players and from that time on devoted every heart beat to his art, interpreting Shakespeare in his own singular fashion. Few delights other than perfecting new ideas in his famous repertory. — E. G. M. MARLBORO has If you are particular about your lips, try the new Ivory Tips. You don't drink 8-cent ice cream sodas. Or smoke 3 -cent cigars. .... why take chances with cheap cigarettes? For those who can afford 20 cents for the best . . . Marlboros. The cigarettes of successful men. And smart women. You will like Marlboros. Plain or Ivory Tipped So difference in price Qhe HOTEL Imont Preferences and Substitutes There is no substitute for comfort. One cannot be in vincibly indifferent to surroundings and atmosphere that demand a continual compromise with what is desired and what must be accepted. Enjoyment to be preferred must be permanent. One does not choose to be casual and wear a mask to affect it. To say that one is living at the Belmont is to mean just that, to live where desires have a happy fulfillment. And so, a preference that would be permanent — a long term lease at the Belmont. Sheridan Road at Belmont Telephone Bittersweet 2100 Under the Personal Direction of B. E. de Murg 42 TWQ CHICAGOAN The External Feminine You can now get Alladay Frocks at $85.00, made to your measurements. 616-622 So. Michigan Avenue Chicago Sixth Floor Arcade Bldg. 0 Appropriate Music and Diversified Entertainment for All Occasions Otto R. Sielotf One-Six-Two North State Street Dearborn 8664 That Last Little Touch By MARCIA VAUGHN WE find well-groomed women hanging around every tea table and pecking at every typewriter and trotting down every street these days. With the gospel of well-kept hands, trim clothes, clear skin and waved hair so universally preached it's a wonder we aren't a nation of utterly irresist- able sirens. But the truth is we just aren't, as a whole, as effective come- hitherers as — er, well, I must come to it — as the French. Of course I can imagine nothing peskier than a whole country full of women bent on getting allure (unless it be a country-full hell-bent for cul ture) but even the terribly nice and proper can indulge in a bit of subtle trickery which adds that little more, that extra fillip which makes us gasp "exquisite!" rather than murmur "well- groomed." And the exquisite damsel is miles ahead of her simple neat and clean sister when it comes to getting her man, or her way, or her job, or whatever she wants. Well, I happened on one of those little secrets of French exquisiterie the other day. It came quite unexpectedly and delightfully at the end of my usual shampoo when the attendant produced a little flacon of Houbigant's hair dressing lotion. It is brand new in this country but if you have ever had your hair glorified by those magic French hairdressers in Paris you will recognize the famous Friction which they flourish lovingly with every shampoo. Here they call it the dressing lotion, and it is just the thing for that last touch which makes for perfection. It isn't a sticky waving lotion or pasty brilliantine or anything artificial — just a clear, golden liquid which gives lustre and natural brilliance to the hair and makes your locks wonderfully soft and easy to manage. If you have a tiny natural wave or a permanent it is all that is needed to make the hair set magnificently into a finger wave and if you have straight hair it's grand to counteract the effect of hot irons; if you wear it straight, to give a beautiful brilliance and sheen to your classic head. THEN— calloo! callay! — the appli cation of the lotion makes the hair dry in about one- third the time required otherwise. Only fifteen minutes under the drying machine and you wander forth with time saved, hair saved (dry ers are hard on the scalp) and temper saved. These virtues should be enough to make you cry for this lotion the next time you have a shampoo or a wave but add to that the delightful facts that the lotion comes in individ ual flacons, clean and sealed; that it comes in eleven different Houbigant fragrances; and that it removes all odors of oil, perspiration and tonics from the hair while it leaves it very, very delicately perfumed; and you have one great big stepping stone to that intangible soignee feeling and appear ance. Good hairdressers about town are quite mad about the lotion and at the present writing you can have it at Peter's charming shop at 700 N. Michi gan, at the Drake and at the efficient Condos Shop which Hyde Parkers flock to on 63d; at Rohde's Edgewater Beach Hotel shop, Max Hoefer's on Wilson and Broadway, Gunne's on Hyde Park Boulevard, and a good many others. Do run along and try it. * THEN we have those rosy little finger tips to consider. There's a tremendous difference between well- TI4CCI4ICAGOAN 43 kept nails and exquisitely cared for hands and nails. The merely well- manicured hand is efficient looking and attractive enough but what poetry can be written about truly lovely hands of delicate texture, nails gleaming like rose petals (not shouting "fire" mind you, as so many incarnadined hands have been doing)! Hand and arm treat ments are quite essential in this day of short sleeved dresses that is descending upon us, but more of these in our next issue. For the moment let us consider the delicate finger tips. Do you rub cuticle oil into them each night and gently press back the cuticle to keep it in shape? The gentleness is imperative, because too much pressure on the sen sitive cuticle is apt to break it and may cause white spots on the nails, since the roots of the nail lie under the cuticle. That is what makes nightly oil such a help as this keep the cuticle limber and pliable. Your choice of polishes is important, too. Paste and powder polishes are all that some nails need and others simply can't get a good gloss with them. If you use these don't buff too hard as too much fric tion burns and cracks brittle nails. Since the manufacturers have perfected liquid polishes so that they don't look like shellac most women are turning to these because they are more easily ap plied and last longer. But all previous traces of polish must be removed and the nail must be perfectly manicured before you apply it. For a while the exotic carmine and greens and even blacks were used by a few smart women but there is some thing repellent about these colors on the finger tips and since the bright red has been seized upon by so many cheap little girls the vogue is definitely dying out. A delicate natural pink is, always has, and always will be, most attrac tive to their persnickety eyes. One of the experts at manicure things is Peggy Sage, whose shops in the east have long been patronized by the ultra-fashionables. She has a wide range of lovely polishes in any color and in all tints of pink and coral. They are deliciously smooth and easy to apply and though there is no Sage salon here her products are sold in Mandel's cosmetic department. An other exquisite polish is the new Coral shade prepared by Cutex, and the very delicate natural pink of the Delettrez salon at Carson's. The Delettrez pol ish is sold both in the salon and in the first floor department of Carson's and nevair, nevair peels. CThe I I A/\ and the. SAVOY-PIAZA V ... . ,m^maaB^^ y vl vl HOTELS OF di s t i ncnon Facing each other across the plaza at the entrance to Central Park — their ideal lo cation on Fifth Avenue makes business, transporta tion, theaters, shops — easily accessible. Yet the noise and confusion of the city are austerely avoided. 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No future building operations can ever rob you of this inspiring viewl Nor need the hum of passing traffic deny you a night's repose. For "MAT', fortunately, also overlooks quiet Stone Street, only two blocks long, and practi cally devoid of traffic. Here, protected from noise, you can really sleep. Typical apartments range from six to twelve rooms, simplex and duplex. Larger units may be arranged. Ready this Summer. By all means come in and see them now. R D S S &! B ROWNE • Sales and Managing Ag EtiM mmUiOuyB suxl&ing • whitih all 7373 R. S. De Golyer & Co., Architects Turner Construction Co., Builders FLORIDA HOTELS POPULAR THE YEAR 'ROUND Hotel Floridan Tampa Hotel Lakeland Terrace Lakeland [N Hotel Floridan, Hotel Lake land Terrace and Hotel Dixie Court, there is no lowering of the high standard of service, and no change in the modest rates that prevail in all seasons of the year. Every day in every month the same thoughtful provisions are made for the comfort of the traveler in Florida. There are seven hotels in the Florida- Collier Coast Group: Hotel Floridan (Tampa), Hotel Tampa Terrace (Tampa), Hotel Lakeland Terrace (Lakeland), Ho tel Sarasota Terrace (Sarasota), Hotel Royal Worth (West Palm Beach), Hotel Dixie Court (West Palm Beach), and Hotel Manatee River (Bradenton); but only Hotel Floridan, Hotel Lakeland Terrace and Hotel Dixie Court are open all year. Write direct to the hotel for information or wire collect for reservations. 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