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Naturally the same thing occurred last year and the year before but if you crave to avoid this strain on the family tie come to Field's Luggage Sections today. Ample and appropriate traveling equipment will spare you the state of grief in which you find father. The Super-Chief Oshkosh, $192.50 ... The open Oshkosh Chief, $180 The Bag at left, $44... the Oshkosh Hat Box, $40. . .the Fitted Case, $160 MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY 2 TUECUICAGOAN nm mnir FMVv.<[ta_ f ^^l£^'WW\''~\Wd\MM~ ••xtomSW tBTOOSSfff IfiJrfif 1 IIIj fiii pi- ¦ w 'l|ii'i In'!! In I &iiil "[""liniiiiffl "Rill 111 Jv i^ m&MiL OCCASIONS RED, WHITE AND BLUE CARNIVAL — Gaiety geared to the needs of sweet charity. The Potter Palmer mansion a playground for two glorious days (June 6-7) with Bertha Palmer leading the debutante waitresses. Tickets obtainable from Mrs. Charles King Corsant at 840 N. Michigan (Superior 9062) are a dol' lar per adult, half'a'dollar each for children. BOARD OF TRADE OPENING— Town's splendid new temple to grain and gain opens with fitting ceremony June 9. A view of the city from the Observation Gallery is the peak induce ment. THE SCHMELLING-SHARKEY AFFAIR — On June 12 that segment of metropoli- tan America undiscouraged in devotion to competitive fisticuffs will foregather al New York City to see Max and Jack try for Tunney's idle mantle. THEATER zJxCusical +SOL1D SOUTH— Harris Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Richard Bennett in a satyrical play on the Old South, opening May 19. Eves, $3; Wed. and Sat. mat., $2. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. +THE LITTLE SHOW— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Refreshing revue with Clifton Webb and Libby Hoi' man lots bigger in the way of song and dance than the title would indicate. Eve nings, $4.40; Sat. mat., $3.00. Curtain eves., 8:30; Sat. mat., 2:30. +SISTERS OF THE CHORUS— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Com edy of the home life of the chorus ladies; Edna Hibbard the star and Enid Markey a featured player. Eves., $3.00. Sat. and Wed. mats., $2. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. +HELLO PARIS— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark St., Central 8240. Chas. "Chic" Sale is the drawing card in this elaborate musical. Incidentally, the show has its premiere in Chicago. Eves., $3.85. Wed. mat., $2.50. Curtain 8:20 and 2:30. ¦¥HiHE WEEKS OF LIGHT OPERA— Civic Theatre, Wacker Drive at Wash- "THE CHICAGO AN" PRESENTS- On the Drive, by Kassell~Charets\i.. Cover Current Entertainment ...Page 2 Tables by the Clock 4 Editorial, by Martin J. Sluigley 7 No Speak English, by Durand Smith 9 Distinguished Chicagoans, by J. H. E. Clar\ 10 The Bridle Parade, by Ruth Orton Camp 11 Backgammon Takes Chicago, by Dr. O. E. Van Alyea 12 Club Chat, by Robert Lee Es\ridge.... 13 The New Wheat Pit, by J. H. E. C. 14 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 1? Contemporary Entertainers, by Irma Selz 16-17 Nancy's Private Affair, by Hat Kar- son 19 Epochal Contrast 20 Walter Dill Scott — Chicagoan, by Horace Anderson 21 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 28 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 32 Music, by Robert Polla\ 34 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 36 Shops About Town, by The Chicago- enne 40 Books, by Susan Wilbur 44 Newsprint, by J. I. B 46 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 Chicacoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 47. ington Street. Franklin 5440. The Civic Opera artists, orchestra, ballet, Chi' cago chorus, in revivals of opera comique favorites. May 17, The Gondoliers for a run of several weeks. Curtain 8:15. Tickets $3.00. Performances every eve ning except Sunday. 'Drama ?CANDLELIGHT— Princess Theater, 319 S. Clark St., Central 8240. Eugenie Leontovich in a smart comedy with Don- aid Brian and Alan Mowbray. Eves., $3. Wed. and Sat. mats., $2. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. •KSTRICTLT DISHONORABLE — Adel- phi Theater, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. One of these naughty droll af' fairs that would have the conventional climax. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. Sat., $3.85. Eves., $3.00. Wed and Sat. mat., $2.50. ?ESCAPE — Goodman Theater, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 7085. A John Galsworthy comedy-drama. Tickets, $2.00. Curtain, every evening except Monday, 8:30. Mat. Friday only, 2:30. *MANT A SLIP— Cort Theater, 132 N. Dearborn. Central 0019. A play of love and inevitable marriage with Doro thy Sands and Douglas Montgomery pre cise and effective in their parts. Wed. mat., $2.00. Eves., $2.50. Sat. eve., $3.00. *MEBBE- Studebaker, 418 South Michi gan. Harrison 2792. Charlotte Green wood and Bryant Washburn in a bit of slap-thigh comedy. Curtain eves., 8:30. Mats., 2:30. Prices eves., $2.50. Mats., $1.50. MUSIC ORCHESTRA HALL— 220 S. Michigan Ave. Harrison 0363. June 6, De La- Salle Inst.; Sun. aft., June 8, Voliva; Sun. night, Freiheit Singing Society; June 9, St. Olaf's Choir; June 13, Men delsohn's Conservatory of Music. AKT ART INSTITUTE— Michigan at Adams. Central 7080. Belgian exhibition closes June 1st. All of May to June 15, etch ings by Semy Seymour Haden from the Clarence Buckingham collection. Chicago Galleries Assn., 220 N. Michi- [CONTINUKI1 ON PAGE FOUR] Wkavir, Manacinc. Euitok; published fortnightly by The Ciiicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Office: Simpson-Riley, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building. San Francisco. Subscription $4.00 annually; single copies 15c. Vol IX., No. 6 — June 7, 1930. Copyright 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, 1927, at the Post Office at ( Imago, III., under the act of March 3, 1879. The Chicagoan — Martin J. Quicley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. " ~ ' St., -- . . _ TI4ECUICAG0AN Above, is featured a Laird, Schober & Co. Oxford in Natural Linen, trimmed in Opalescent Kid, $1 5.50. May be pastel-tinted in any shade you desire. (Without extra cost.) shoes— First Floor— Wabash Also featured is an Envelope style Handbag in Linen, with Prystal Clasp. It is satin lined and beautifully fitted. In Beige, Blue, YellOW Or Pink. $5. Handbags— First Floor— State Chas A' Stevens^ &- Bros THE CHICAGOAN gan. Central 9646. Semi-annual exhi bition of works by the artist members of the organization. Albert Roullier Galleries, 414 S. Michi gan. Harrison 3171. Exhibition of etchings and lithographs by Albert Sterner of New York, beginning on May 13 and to last about a month. TABLES AND TIMES <JkComing — Noon — Night BLACKSTOHE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Excellent cuisine and conservative atmosphere provoking superlatives in satisfaction. STEVEHS HOTEL— HO S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. One of the largest in town and food to appease the most capricious taste. SENECA HOTEL— 200 East Chestnut. Superior 2380. Just the cafe for a charming tete a tete — unpretentious but smart. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. There's nought presumptuous about their promise to serve you well. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. One of those mention- able things about Town and distin guished. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 West Madi son. Franklin 2363. American cook ing and the plates have plenty on them. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Food that is its own enticement to enjoyment and served as you desire. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. The haut monde have enhanced the at mosphere and delectable food. LAKESHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. Cater ing to the food-wise with distinction, or is the word elan? BELMOHT HOTEL — 3 1 56 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. A selection that brings a memorable reward of food and service. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at the Boulevard. Superior 2200. To the man ner born, and that means refined and deliberately delightful. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 East Walton Place. Superior 4264. Cuisine above par and worth the try. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 West Ran dolph. Central 0123. Here is a charm ing survival in the German tradition and fine victuals. [listings begin on page two] SHORELAND HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. Drop in after golf or the matinee — the menu has some good news. Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERTS OLD ENGLISH 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 at mosphere. GRAYLINGS— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Deftly served and food that assumes its own approval. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. An historic institution, with surroundings long-eyed and food long- tasted. KAU'S— 127 South Wells. Dearborn 4028. An extensive German menu, and the atmosphere helps a bit. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. Quiet — convenient — and restful, where good restaurants are few and far between. LA TOUR d'ARGENT— Palmolive Build ing on North Michigan. New to the town and already a magnet for those of sophisticated palate. HUYLER'S— 20 South Michigan and 310 North Michigan. Just the places to slip in unobtrusively for a hasty lunch. CASA DE ALEX— 18 East Delaware. Superior 9697. The Spanish atmosphere, and the connoisseurs nod. RED STAR INN— 1528 North Clark. Delaware 3942. An old German inn that has served the town for years and still brilliantly. JIM IRELAHD'S OTSTER HOUSE— 632 North Clark. All you want in sea food and lasting almost till dawn. RICKETT'S— 2727 North Clark. A late steak and sandwich shop and many prominent faces 'most every night. NINE HUNDRED— 900 North Michigan. Delaware 1761. It's a real good number to remember for food delights. JULIEN'S— 1009 North Rush. Delaware 4341. Phone Mama Julien, who super vises the round table, and be at home with this French family meal. BON VIVANT— 4367 Lake Park Avenue. Deftly served in the French mode and as good as the name implies. L'AIGLON— 22 East Ontario. Delaware 1909. Hospitality unconfined, with music or not, as you like, and a seductive cuisine. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 East Ohio. Del aware 1242. Swedish and sauvely served with smorgarsbrod and other tasty things. CIRO'S— 18 West Walton. Delaware 2592. Rather ho-ho and promising a formal but very definite palate pleasure. CORSIGLIO'S— Orleans at Illinois. Ravi oli that is ravishing, the first ten yards the hardest. HARDIN.GS COLONIAL TEA ROOM — Wabash, south of Madison. Popular and efficient for luncheon or tea. FOO CHOW'S— 411 South Clark. Serv ing, as you would expect, a Chinese cuisine, and is modestly aloof without damaging the purse. MARCELLO'S— 1408 South Wabash. Spaghetti and chicken dinners and one may play the gourmand. GASTIS— 3259 North Clark. Another of the Swedish caterers and not a little sat isfying. THE RAVENNA— Division at Wells. Hungarian and late and at times a few celebrities to enliven things. LINCOLN TURNVEREIN— 1019 Di- versey Parkway. Plenty in the robust German style and gay atmosphere. 'Post-Theatre and Wee Hours BAL TABARTH— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. On the lips of many who are in the whirl, and cuisine is excellent. COLLEGE INN— Hotel Sherman. Frank lin 2100. Cuisine and entertainment the best. COFFEE DAN'S— 114 North Dearborn. Randolph 0387. Where the god of noise reigns supreme and time and worries are blurred. MT CELLAR— Clark at Lake. Dearborn 6152. Just to prove the depth of pleas ure, or night life below the street level. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and southern cooking with enough entertainment to whittle care from the hours. FROLICS— 18 East 22nd Street. Victory 7011. Cafe congenial where the night glow burns bright and long and good music. COLOSIMO'S— Wabash at 22nd. Calu met 1127. Billy Carr injects the person ality and the reactions to food and music are favorable. NEW DELLS— Dempster Rd., Morton Grove, Illinois. Morton Grove 1717. Warings Pennsylvanians ought to launch this as a favorite summer night rendez vous. A REMINDER — that you may bring to our attention any of the smarter night clubs, cafes or restaurants that you think are being overlooked in our time-table of the town. TME CHICAGOAN UMMER -.«..»«» 11 111 IE M\ H 11 ¦m hi aim am an 11 1:1 jajtH M, lR. STANLEY KORSHAK is presenting collections of summer clothes and accessories that epitomise feminine adornment -perfection. Sports turn«outs receive a major portion of attention; daytime attire is smarter than ever; gowns for evening hours embrace romanticism and sophis= tication through the employment of sheer fabrics knowingly fashioned. It is wholly congruous that such clothes as these should be available in the Blackstone Shop. I Stanley Korshak. Blackstone Shop 669 North Michigan Avenue ~ at Erie Street 6 TUECUICAGOAN Tune in at nine ana hear Mrs. Lytton-Benello May 26th Mq. onreve Badger June 2nd .Aliss Katnenne Drak June 9th THE SALON OF E rashi tool ancy iasnionr i Lnow Weh that the Oalon s patrons have a leeling lor lashion ... it en ters into every detail ol their lives ana ward rones. We are talented that way, ourselves . . . that s why so many, many lashionaoles shop lor their smartest uhoes in the oalon. 1 hat s why a group ol the most prominent ol these lash- lonahles discuss the newest lashions every JMonday eve ning in the Wolock & £)auer I* asliion- xlotir. J ashions-in-' the-Air and ohoes-ol-the- .Hour are our specialties! WOLOCK u BAUER MICHIGAN AVENUE AT MADISON • CHICAGO CHICAGOAN News COL. ROBERT ISHAM RANDOLPH, president of the Chicago Association of Commerce, believes that crime news belongs on page one of the newspapers. In this sweeping endorsement of having the front pages of the newspapers look not unlike a collection of police station blotters, the colonel omits consideration of the question of news value which, after all, is the only legitimate test of the availability of an item for conspicuous display in the news- papers. According to Col. Randolph's reasoning, the activities of a small number of hoodlums and outlaws, practicing their trade of homicide, robbery and destruction of property, transcends in interest and importance — and consequently in news value — what the rest of Chicago, and the world, may be doing on any given day. On this point the colonel apparently has decided that it is better to agree with the newspapers than to be right. He argues with seeming conviction that, "you can't clean a room by sweeping the dirt under the bed." This sterling bit of logic admits of no objection but it does, when applied to the Chicago situation, bring very pointedly to mind the observation that you can't improve the reputation of a house by hanging dirty linen in the front windows. Mud IT is more than a little painful to note Liberty magazine's fervent effort to uphold the sacredness of the principle of the freedom of the press, not — as you might imagine — that it may continue espousal of some issue of importance, but only that it may go on with a cheap sensation based on the findings of its ghoulish operatives about the career of a sad and pitiful figure of the theatre. Relatives of the dead actress have sought court aid to stop this disinterment for circulation purposes. Liberty, bristling with indignation over the interference with its con' stitutional privilege, is interposing a vigorous defense. Re gardless of the decision which may be dictated in the formal court by the legal technicalities involved, there will be in this case another verdict, a private verdict — at the bar of public opinion. Soviet AT the little Cinema Art Theatre on the North-side there is being presented a motion picture which was produced for soviet propaganda as well as for the enter- tainment purposes. The picture was directed by a Russian, Serge Eisenstein, who is now bound for Hollywood to con- tribute his talent to American production. Because of this director's extraordinary mastery in. the handling of mob scenes and movements the picture contains an artistic jus tification which, apparently, has been sufficient to dilute the State Department's apprehension over its soviet proclivities. Persons who may wonder about just how much Soviet enthusiasm there is abroad in Chicago can obtain enlight- ment at any performance of this picture. The scenes and sub-titles which contain the Soviet's sharpest shafts, directed at the established order, are greeted with hilarious acclaim. One leaves the theatre with the feeling that Chicago is re ceiving a full measure of attention from the U.S.S.R. The Senate WHAT with one thing and another the life of an United States senator continues along its trouble some way. Always, it seems, there is something to upset the tranquility of the Senate. Either the President becomes meddlesome or the naval ambitions of some foreign power sound an ominous note of alarm in that august body. Again, it may be the telephone company, as happened under the heated dome of the Capitol last week. The telephone company, it now appears, went right ahead in the matter of devising the dial instrument without — thoughtlessly — having the subject first referred to Wash ington for a senatorial vote. The net result of this neglect was a session last week in which the dial telephone was grilled, probed and quired and, in addition, was subjected to a certain amount of lambasting at the skilled tongue of Senator Carter Glass. The world must remain unenlightened as to just what the senators think of the automatic apparatus because, as Senator H. F. Ashurst informs us, "the Congressional Record would not be mailable if it contained in print what senators think of the dial telephone." But the tempered expressions which were uttered are sufficient to convey an understanding that the physical and mental exercise re quired in the operation of the dial telephone is not pleasing to the law-makers. The old style telephone, requiring only the generous use of the voice without necessarily involving any accompany ing exercise of the intellect, brought into play an activity so typical of a great deal of senatorial procedure that it is a matter of no little surprise that the usually alert telephone company should have sought to have effected a change on Capitol Hill. Books BOOK publishing circles have become acutely agitated over a price war now raging. The battle cry is back to books at a dollar a piece. Books at a dollar a copy may solve some of the pub lisher's problems, but they will only aggravate the public's present grounds for complaint. Mr. John S. Sumner, the vigilant crusader, recently declared that any hobo, tem porarily sober, can find a publisher nowadays for his writings. Under the new order of mass production which will be introduced as accompaniment to the scheme of books at a dollar a copy, the reading public may have to seek shelter in cyclone cellars. — M ARTIN J. QUIGLEY. 8 TWECUICAGOAN E nwpp*^ :,-...^-.:.v,«;: .... Twosome... by Debutantes Score ...by Polite Fiction! Shoes by Saks -Fifth Avenue J. i w L red 1 1 . Sfiort iva. . .the light est - weight golf shoe ever built . . . weighs only 8% ounces! Of a newtweed fabric com bined with tan calf, 15.50 SAKS -FIFTH AVENUE North Michigan at Chestnut TME CHICAGOAN "NO SPEAK ENGLISH" A Timely Bit of Guidance in the Matter of Guide Books By DURAND SMITH WITH every Twentieth Century and Broadway Limited rushing our Europe-minded fellow-citizjens to beckoning gang-planks and the twelve mile limit, it will not be untimely for me to offer one suggestion to the lucky ones. You will get your passport, of course, and at least one visa. You will buy your steamship ticket and possibly make your return reservation. You will remember your camera and a guide-book, and all those books you've been meaning to read for the last five years. Certain relatives and friends will see that you are armed with lists of shops and cute or quaint restaurants. Someone is bound to give you So You're Going to Paris and Paris With the Lid Lifted, and you will be loaded with detailed memoranda for the pur chases of presumptuous friends ("My dear, it won't take you a minute.") You are all set, you think. Surely your preparations could not be more complete. But wait. How about your foreign languages? Do you speak French, German, Italian, Spanish? It is of no avail to say, "oh, I'll get along all right," or "everyone I come in con tact with will speak some English," or "I guess I'll remember enough from my school days." Such a false sense of se curity will bring you a rude awakening. Do you or do you not know How to Get All You "Want When Travelling in Italy and What You Want to Say, and How to Say it, in German? For the timid tourist, phrase books have swept away the language barrier; for the over-confident one they are a God send in his hour of trial; for both they add a fillip to a summer in Europe that is only equalled by an Old Fashioned at the Bar Castiglione. ASHAMED as I am of having learned only English, I am not a little proud of being the master of three of these books, and I feel confident that now I could almost learn French, Ger man, or Italian in the advertised twenty-two days. These little booklets are absurdly cheap for the wealth of material they contain — much less than a visa and quite as necessary. I know; I got into Hungary and out again /^^>; .#*'"qN ^»'mj»-*> without a visa but with a booklet. The pretentiousness of the Italian booklet and the assurance of the German ought certainly to command a dollar. I suggest that with commendable perspicacity you learn all the phrases from Weather to Seeking Employ ment. The array will undoubtedly be bewildering at first. You may question the indispensability of one or two of them, such as "I am a foreigner." The Italian particularly can always spot an "Americano" or an "Inglese." But the phrase in Italian is only two words, so for discipline's sake you'd better in clude it. "You are a great bore" is a tongue- twister. I only had a chance to apply it to a beggar when it seemed pecu liarly inappropriate and was wholly inadequate. These phrases will prepare you for almost any eventuality. "My postil lion has been struck by lightning" for tunately proved useless in my case. "Permit me to stretch my legs, sir" trembled impatiently on the tip of my tongue whenever I travelled by rail. I used it ineffectually once on a Nea politan. * <\ JURRAH, at last we are off for I 1 Rome," always begins a jour ney in a pleasant manner. And the pathos of "What a pity, we must give up the picnic" can only be surpassed by the fervor of "Stop, chauffeur, a rear tire has burst." The conscientious student of these phrase books will really be ready for every sort of a calamity, from a broken rear-axle to an approaching hurricane. One of my most successful phrases was used upon entering a restaurant, "I want to eat a little something." The pronunciation of this must have been almost perfect. "The tea tastes queer," I could only murmur hopelessly to my self. "There's a lot of base coin about" and "Who is that old gentle man?" are two phrases which will en large your vocabulary, as will "My father died on the twelfth of April." Undeniably, then, these booklets are the tourists' sine qua non, more impor tant even than Baedeker. I will ad mit, however, that my faith was slight ly shaken when I reached "The picture gallery is still nascent," which I could only construe as "under con struction." The simplified phonetic spelling makes pronunciation an ex- hilaratingly vague experiment. Enough experiments will bring some results, but it is a bit disconcerting to rattle away in your best Italian and suddenly to have your auditor say "No speak English." AN incident in Vienna several sum- ers ago proved to me the futility of relying upon your early training. My companion, who spoke not a word of French or Italian, had been eagerly waiting all summer for the time when we should reach a German-speaking country. He had been brought up in a home where German was spoken al most as much as English. I had even heard him carry on a conversation, in America, in German. We wanted to go to the palace at Schonbrunn but, not knowing how, Bill, with easy assurance, said he'd ask the magnificent policeman directing traffic in the Ringe. He asked. The policeman's mustaches quivered, his eyes flashed, but no directions were forthcoming. Bill asked again. Then the policeman spoke. "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" he said. Even the replies to questions are in cluded in these booklets. I have never yet received the proper reply, although I have patiently waited and have asked for repetitions. But that, I am sure, must have been due to some fault of my own, or the ignorance of the natives of the proper forms for reply. It is not to be considered a reflection upon the invaluable merits of How to Get All You Want When Travelling in Italy. 10 TWE CHICAGOAN DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK MRS. WILLIAM NELSON PELOUZE: Daughter of Chicago pioneers and pio neer in her own work for the Town's most distinguished feminine association; as presi dent of the Woman's Athletic Club her tact, executive genius and fine discrimina tion had a large share in the achievement of the rare beauty that rests within and without the magnificent club building cor nering Ontario and Michigan. JANE ADDAMS: The fount of inspira- tion for sociologists all over the globe; recognized internationally as leader in mod ern social and political reform; noted writer and lecturer; tireless worker for world peace as well as Hull House district peace, with no trace of fanaticism or intolerance to mar her understanding kindliness and enduring enthusiasm. GEORGE M. REYNOLDS: Tall-corn Iowa produced the Town's brawniest and mighty banker, the head of the Continental Illinois evecutive committee; an important figure in the history of this im portant bank and in financial affairs of the city and nation, chairman of Chicago Clear ing House Committee, director of Federal Reserve Bank, one-time president of the A. B. A. and decliner of the portfolio of Secretary of Treasury in Taft's administra tion. JOHN D. HERTZ: It's a long way from his native Czecho-Slovakia to the roof of the Ambassador East, now the Hertz win ter home; he has dotted the country with Yellow Cabs, motor coaches, buses and trucks; beginning his career as a sports re porter on the old Chicago Record, he now returns to his original interests at Cary, where sports and the stock farms that pro duced Reigh Count engage the combined forces of the Hertz family. EDWARD HINES: From the roots up in the lumber business; tally boy, office boy, bookkeeper, traveling salesman, general manager and, in 1892, organizer of the Ed ward Hines Lumber Company which has flourished into vast interests in true mighty' oak fashion; benefactor of war veterans by his gift of land and money to the gov* ernment for the great Edward Hines Jr. Me morial Hospital. TMECUICACOAN n THE BRIDLE PARADE The Horse Shows that Bloom in June HORSE-SHOWS may be less thrill ing than horse-races but they have their big moments. Surely in point of glamor the form and beauty of the horse command as much atten tion as his endurance and speed. And when society gathers to witness this element of the sport of kings there is always something important and some thing memorable to be written into equine history. Chicago will write plenty this summer. Picturesque is not the word for such impressionistic settings. The day of the event arrives and the sun also rises. Impressive motors line the fields, thor oughbred ponies prance and fidget in their glittering harness, the boxes are gay with their fresh bunting and the gay frocks of the equestriennes add their own color to the brilliant panorama. The horns that blare forth the chal lenge and the call to line shimmer in the warm sun, the martial music quick ens the pulse, the judges with field glasses in hand look towards the right and the show is on. Around the ring trotting, cantering, jumping; around the ring pacing, stamping, hurdling; to stop before the judge's stand where the best of the blood are rewarded with ribbons, everyone eager and tense while waiting to see who will ride away with the blue. Did we say moments! There are few hushes more dramatic and keenly appealing, few that leave such vivid recollections. By MJTH ORTON CAMP THIS year the South Shore Horse Show, which is always the first of the June events, will be held from the tenth through the fourteenth. This show that was born in a driveway has enjoyed a happy evolution. Many of the great stables of the country send entries — Mrs. W. P. Roth's Why- worry Farm at Redwood City, Cali fornia; Sifton Stable, Toronto, and blue, bloods from Kansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Last year the $1,000 Hunter Stake was won by The Wizard from the Sifton Stables; John R. Thompson, Jr., won the $1,000 Heavy Harness Stake with Ring Mistress; the $500 Junior Stake for five-gaited saddle horses was won by Mrs. Roth's Charming Gypsy, and the $1,000 Three Gaited Stake went to Dixiana Stables, owned by Charles T. Fisher and his chestnut gelding Beaucaire; John Thompson also won the $750 Hackney Pony Stake with King of the Plain. The roadster stake went to Dr. Daniel A. Orth of Wheaton, who won it with his mare Lillian Sydles, and the $1,000 Five Gaited Stake was won by a chestnut mare, Rainbow Rose, owned by W. T. Treadway of St. Louis. Some of the women exhibitors ride and drive with the best. Loula Long Combes has not made the Chicago shows for some time but I still fondly remember her with her large brimmed hats, the two Boston terriers beside her as she drove, and of course, her marvel ous horses. Mrs. A. C. Thompson has come over the horizon since Mrs. Combes' time, and also Mrs. W. P. Roth, who owns and drives and shows some of the most famous horses in the country. THERE are other big moments in the South Shore Shows. The Leh man coach-and-four clanking around the ring with a bevy of pretty girls on top, the bugler blowing his horn as he never blew before, and the spotted cock horse bringing up the rear, ridden by the shortest-legged groom in the world — is just one (Turn to page 42) 12 TMEG4ICAGQAN BACKGAMMON TAKES CHICAGO A Note on the Game's Local Prevalency By DR. O. E. VAN ALYEA MODERN backgammon in its gen eral onrush throughout the country has swept up Chicago and ab sorbed it. Probably, G. H. Q. for the game in this town is the Racquet Club. A few months ago it slid into the card room, and is gradually elbowing the bridge tables into a corner. Men learn the game there, and take it home to their wives. But many who have helped to popularize the game in Chi cago played it first at Aiken between jumps, or at Palm Beach between cock tails, or Useppa Island while waiting for the tide. At the Saddle and Cycle Club and the various country clubs hereabouts the game is rapidly gaining favor, and this summer will probably see modern backgammon safely en sconced in home and club life as one of the principal indoor time-killing devices. A few of the Chicagoans who have taken up the game rather seriously are the Stuyvesant Peabodys, the Russell Forgans, the Wolcott Blairs, the Valen tine Bartletts, and the Noble Judahs. Some of the more recent addicts are the Kimball Salisburys, the E. J. Cudahys, the D. B. Fultons, and the John Went worths, and ere these words are in type my list will be griev ously dated — such is the spread of the vogue. MODERN backgammon is the old game somewhat revamped to suit the needs of a speedier and more spectacular age, and it seems especially suited to the American temperament. The expert bridge players do not take kindly to this game. They live in con stant dread of innovations which may change the rules of bridge, or the ad vent of any new form of amusement which may threaten the prowess of their beloved game. Perhaps they re call the days of their youth when they were pressed into service for an eve ning of backgammon with grand mother; indeed, when one is caught watching the game he may be heard to mutter, "game for morons and old women." But the non-bridger sees the game, plays it, and takes it immediately to his bosom. He buys a board, takes lessons, reads books and articles on the subject, and in a week's time is playing the veterans to a standstill. The rudiments of backgammon may be learned at one sitting and the points are acquired after three or four trials. Within a few days the little finesse which the game possesses comes to the pupil, and after beating his teacher a couple of games he develops a feeling of superiority which never deserts him, even during an evening of disaster. A winner at backgammon is called lucky by the bystanders, and undoubtedly a large percentage of his success is due to several lucky tosses of the dice, but in his own mind he feels that he is peculiarly adapted to the game, and possesses mental qualities absent in his adversaries. The game is played by two people, on a board on which are twenty-four spaces or points, and each player has fifteen checkers or draughtsmen and two dice. The play, as has been said, is simple; it consists in chasing the fif teen men around the board, regulating their jumps by the numbers on the dice thrown. A player's men must meet and filter through the men of his op- THE CHICAGOAN 13 "Think what the Fair will mean to honeymoon couples . . . now, if we only had Niagara Falls — " "Why not bottle it?" ponent, which are coming around in the opposite directions The idea is to get them all segregated in the home port and off the board ahead of the opposing team. MANY things may happen to im pede a player's progress. If one of his men is caught on a space alone, he may be jumped upon by the enemy and sent off the board to begin anew, and again his game may be slowed up considerably if the points to which he wishes to advance are occupied by the opposing forces. However, there's a great kick in sending back one of the opponent's men when it is caught alone, and con siderable satisfaction in his ability to get back on the board due to the inner board blockade. A thrilling phase of the game is the uncertainty. One player may seem to have the game in hand, when a lucky toss by the oppo nent reverses the situation. The recent innovation which gives the game a kick unknown in grandmother's time is the system of betting which has been de veloped. The stakes may be doubled alternately by the players as they seem to have the upper hand, each retaining the right to forfeit the game if he doesn't care to play for the increased toll. In this manner the stake may be doubled back and forth many times and become quite a means of exchange of currency; or, if one is conservative about his gambling, he may keep the stake at a minimum. A game of backgammon offers an interesting psychological study for the student of human nature. A player's sportsmanship is put on trial. He may be a game loser or a poor one, and may display a generous or greedy nature. He may be daring or conservative, may have poise or uncontrollable temper, and he may display mental alertness or haziness. Unfortunately, in backgammon, a losing player has no partner to blame for misplays. At times he becomes quite upset over the treatment he is re ceiving from this mythical charmer, Lady Luck, and can scarcely be blamed if he feels like heaving the dice out of the window or bouncing the board off his opponent's head. It has been sug gested for that reason that all movable objects within reach of the players be nailed down, or that the game be played in a gymnasium with an avail able punching bag which one may sock when he feels the urge. The older players, however, have learned to take their beatings philosophically. While in the throes of a losing streak, they at tempt to minimize their losses and await patiently the inevitable turn of the tide. In the meantime it would seem ad visable, in this game and any other game or contest, to follow the teach ings of . Aristotle, whose ideal man "never feels malice and always forgets and passes over injuries. He bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace making the best of his circumstances like a skilful general who marshals his limited forces with all the strategy of war." In Quotes calvin COOLIDGE: We ought not to expect perfection in our government. dr. G. v. Hamilton: The reformer, feeling uneasy in his own mind and not knowing why, tries to purify himself by purifying his town. vr\ a. a. stagg: It is my firm belief that the boys of today are better than ever. The softness and flabbiness which prosperity and ease are so likely to develop haven't made any inroads on our American youth. WK chief clerk summerfield: The aver age marriage age has gone up about five years, which shows that the step is taken in sober reasoning. There's still hope for Cupid. CORONER bundesen : Chicago's homi cide rate is not the highest in the nation. During 1929 Chicago stood last in a list of 39 cities. josephus daniels: You know and I know that Hoover is wet — that he has been and still is. JOHN ERSKINE : This is the only coun try in which one cannot tell from the way the college graduate writes and speaks whether he is educated. 14 TMQ CHICAGOAN The Board of Trade Building An Intimate View of the Hew Wheat Pit THECI4ICAG0AN 15 TOWN TALK Our Detective Story ^ A Noble Gambler ^Nervous Ladies — Oculists and Modern Art^Our Industrial Survey ^ Remarkable Mr. Andrews ^ Sex, Prohibition and Haywire^His Odd Adventure By RICHARD "RIQUARIUS" ATWATER SOMEBODY was saying, the other day, that his life ambition was to own the world's largest library of de tective novels; whereupon a still more thoughtless other remonstrated that the only house big enough to contain such a collection would be the one now oc cupied by the Merchandise Mart. So we rose from our chair and made the point that, as a matter of fact, there are only six detective novels in exist ence: the rest being a rewriting of the same plots. As usual, nobody paid any attention to our statement, and we sat down again. It was a narrow escape. Had we been asked to name any six of the best detective novels to read while sitting on a deserted safety island, we'd have been stuck after mentioning the first two. We're sure enough of these: they're Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday and Cabell's The Cream of the Jest. Neither of these, if our memory is any good, has a butler in it. We are thinking, though not very hard, of writing a detective novel. In stead of a butler, it will have a valet. He will appear in Chapter I. The valet's name is Rudy, and he comes in crooning the Pennsylvania Stein song. He has amnesia, and cannot remember the Maine. His crooning establishes the motive for the murder at once. ("Moanin', Judge.") The way he is killed is unusual, too. The decorators come, as decorators will; and mistaking Rudy for the new wall paper, they paste him to the wall of the master's study. As the master never studies, nobody discovers the er ror and the crime is never known. We could have put that, "the crime does not transpire," but a lot of people don't know what transpire means. As the crime does not transpire (O, look it up in the dictionary) there is no need for a lot of tiresome detectives in our de tective novel, the title of which is Which Would You Rather Have in Your House, Detectives or Decorators? T'he Civic Qambler MIKE McDONALD'S historic house is being torn down, out on the old Ashland boulevard block where such other notables as Carter Harrison, Sr., and H. H. Kohlsaat used to live; and the dust of the wreckage reminds Milton Fairman to sneeze and recall the time when a great gambler proved himself a loyal defender of Chicago's fair name. McDonald, the tale tells, ran quite a game in his big house, which was one of the city's show places; and one night a visitor with an English accent appeared there and in a brief struggle with the cards dropped two thousand pounds of his sterling money. Next day, some one kidded McDonald to the effect that this was a fine way to wel come a visiting Briton to Chicago, and what kind of an idea of our city would Lord Meadowbrook take back with him when he returned to London? Touched by this thought, Mike wrote out a check for $10,000 and sent it imme diately to the distinguished visitor with the compliments of the city of Chicago. 'Pessimisms Reward A SOUTH SIDE lady who had wor ried for weeks that the new sky scraper apartments next door were somehow unsafe and would fall on her some day, suddenly heard a most hor rid crashing noise, cried, "I knew it would collapse, I knew it would col lapse," and fainted. Her kitchen stove had blown up. <iAnother Nervous Lady THEN there's the woman who sent one of her husband's suits to the cleaners, and was then told by her spouse that there was a fifty dollar bill in an undetected watchpocket of the suit. The easterner who publishes a collection of similes every year will like to know that the lady on learning of this oversight was so upset that, in the language of our informant, "she was trembling like a leech." Wonders of Architecture THOSE who are getting insomnia over the increasing heights of sky scrapers (and if they're the same ones who want to know why Chicago hasn't a subway, you could show how the whole thing is a Depth Complex caused by a jealousy of Lindbergh) will be re lieved to learn that 100-story towers are oftener announced than actually constructed. Fifty stories is about the efficiency limit of the Highest Work of Man, as after that the elevators cut into the rental space too much. We hear that planners of a 100-story build ing in New York recently found, on getting cost estimates, that it would pay them to buy a second lot and put up two 50-story buildings instead. How, by the way, do you like the new express elevators with the solid double doors and the row of glass but tons with numbers on them that light up automatically, showing the unseen altitude of the car? In a way, we miss the familiar spectacle of the actual floors passing in stately vertical parade; if you're boxed in so you can't see the floors whizzing by to make you dizzy, where's the experience, say we? On the other hand, watching the numbers light up one after another on the row of round buttons is undoubtedly fasci nating; in time, a way will be figured out how to gamble on them, this game being known as Elevator Lotto. What with this and the slightly in toxicating air pressure in your ears when the car descends 20 stories at a clip, the express elevator may yet be come a legal substitute for prohibition and the dog races. "DELIEVE it or not, it's a pleas- L) ure to see you," was our Mr. H. F.'s greeting on his recent return 16 TI4Q CHICAGOAN from a business trip, during which he had quite an interview with his father, who runs the business. The old gentle man, it seems, thought it was high time his son plunged seriously into his life work. "You must know what, and why, and when, and where you are doing," the lecture began, lasting for a good quarter of an hour and ending up, "A drawing account you can have, but settle down and remember all the time you must have a destination." When it was time for his reply, says the much impressed young man, he threw his derby hat on the carpet, sat impetuously down on his father's knee, looked up and cried, "Daddy, now sing me 'Sonny Boy!' " O. K.y with Blinders HEARING, with we know not what natural surprise, that an art book by one of his employees had been included in President Hoover's White House library, Mr. John C. Shaffer recently decided to investigate his C. J. Bulliet's activities, and took that critic's The Courtezan Olympia, thirty-three fullpage nude illustrations and all, home with him to Evanston for inspection. As this publisher's taste in art, if one may judge from the oil paintings hung in the lobby of the Post building, runs to Rocky mountains and stolidly dressed Indian chieftains, you may imagine that Bulliet was rather relieved when he eventually learned his new Opus had met with favor. "The book is well written," was Mr. Shaffer's verdict, "although one needs a pair of smoked glasses to look at some of the pictures." "A Form of Criticism*' SPEAKING of spectacles and art, W. Somerset Maugham has an anecdote of possible significance in his The Gentleman in the Parlour. This story tells how the impressionist Manet, submitting finally to the oculist, was fitted with glasses and took his first look through the lenses at a new world. "Why," declared the startled im pressionist, "everything looks just like Bougueureau paints it!" Revue of the Industrial Situation OUR survey of the business world during the past fortnight shows that the outlook is encouraging for ex ecutives with vision. Thus, an In diana realtor we know enlivens his ex istence by taking part in that state's politics, which he says is even better sport than selling Dune lots. In one day of his recent campaigning, he de clares, four members of the opposition party committed suicide in Gary . . . A musician of our acquaintance who used to play flute and kettledrums has solved the problem confronting so many of his kind in these days of elec trical reproduction supplanting in dividual orchestras. He tried his hand at the cleaning and pressing trade, and now operates two successful shops. From flutes to suits . . . This is the busy season in the dog and cat hospital game, fair weather bringing out both cars and pets on the drives. There are even people, a pet vet tells us, who will steer purposely toward a dog or cat on the street when they're driving . . . The fancy-dress ushers at Cubs Park are all very well, but hasn't Mr. Wrigley overlooked a chance for a good advertisement? Why not clothe the ushers in Spearmint cos tumes? . . . The pince-nez industry suffered a bitter blow when the veteran Paul Gil bert lately switched to spectacles after thirty years of catching them every time they fell from his noble nose, a gesture that for decades intimidated visiting notables interviewed by Mr Gilbert . . . Small boys are busy here and there in vacant lots making midget golf courses of their own . . . Next to a play review expressing enthusiasm, says Guy Hardy, house managers wel come newspaper roasts: on the theory people will attend in curiosity to see if it's really that bad . . . Celebrating the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Publius Vergilius Maro, about which the society is all agog, Phi Beta Kappa raises its initiation fee from $3 to $5, proving either that educa tion's value has risen or that the buy ing power of the dollar has sunk sadly . . . And of all the nationwide salutes to the Mother Industry which made a recent Sunday glorious for the florists and greeting card printers, the tribute which affected us most was the poetic caption over a Macy's ad that day in the Sunday World. It ran in chaste but large type: Chemises, Pajamas, Slip and Panties For Daughters, Mothers, Sisters, Aunties. There Was a Young Man from Minneapolis ONE way of trying to describe Robert D. Andrews, the amass ing youngster who has been holding forth in The Chicagoan on the sub ject of Chicago manners, would be to Contempof Percy Grainger, whose part in the proceedings at Patten Gym on May 20 is cheered by Mr. Pollak on page 35 Margaret Anderson's My Thirty Years War is not, if Miss Wilbur's review of it be typical, an entirely closed episode THE CHICAGOAN 17 say "This is the best book that has yet come out of the war, and he started the war." This delightful madcap, who edits Midwee\, wrote the serial thriller now running in the T^lews and would be that paper's most vigorous drama critic if they weren't afraid to let him fry the actors, is fabled to have ntertainers By IRMA SELZ Edna Hibbard, of Sisters of the Chorus, is Mr. Boyden's nominee for "world's best chorus girl" hon ors . . . if that, in such a show, be the word Gary Cooper's The Texan is his fast picture, says Mr. Weaver, since the memorable Seven Days Leave which it recalls in no particular come to Chicago from his native Min neapolis in an aeroplane. If he criti cised the Minneapolitans as he has Chi cago fingerbowlings, we can see why he chose so fast and altitudinous a vehicle when leaving that town. He is a little taken back by his own recent articles, and thinks "a country boy who has just come to the big city" had no business writing such brisk commentaries: luckily, this feeling didn't stop him from writing them. He is our candidate for the mantle of either Ben Hecht or Charles Mac- Arthur, perhaps both. He looks like a pen-and-ink drawing of a glazed-pa per magazine pugilist, has the strange idea he would like to be a book critic, writes 5000 words an hour and is probably unmarried. Tableau FROM a recent City Club Bulletin: "In last week's Bulletin one of the luncheon guests of Philip L. Seman was listed as Fred L. Mason. It should have been Fred I. Simon. The editor, proofreader and linotyper all are sorry." Which is perhaps the most thor oughly troubled trio since the Laocoon statue. w\ Puzzle THOSE who care for epigrams might see what they can do with a sentence using the words "Margaret Sanger," "Prof. Freud" and "sang froid." There's a pun in there some where, but we haven't got time to fig ure it out, and if we did it would probably be terrible. 'The Conquering Romans **\ HAD an idea of a recent eve- 1 ning," writes B. J. Greer, editor of the North West ~Hews, "that the old quarter surrounding Notre Dame de Chicago at Sibley and Oregon streets might house an acceptable pension or a very French restaurant. At least I thought it was worth a stroll and a , few questions. "The Italian population which seems to have replaced the once French colony failed to reveal what I was looking for. But a few residents were not so reticent and stopped to reminisce a bit. It seems that in the old days I wouldn't have had so much trouble, but now practically all that remains is the church and a few weatherbeaten signs with names like Letourneux, etc., upon them. "Every Sunday morning, however, there is a return to the native heath and French people stream toward the little church in great numbers. Other wise there is only a scattering of French families in the neighborhood, which is now almost completely in habited by Italians." Publicising Cupid THE press bureau of Pictorial Re view got quite romantic when it sent out memoranda to the papers of what's in their June number. "Writers Would Exchange Sexes" was the cap tion it put on one release, and "Sees Aviation Changing Relations of the Sexes" was the other one. We guess the press bureau felt pretty smart at sending out those two hot ones in one mail. We haven't, however, investi gated the articles thus announced; per haps from a slight prejudice, in the first case that some writers have al ready exchanged sexes, in the other that if anything is going to change the relations of the sexes, it isn't Aviation but Walter Winchell. We under stand that in New York the old prac tice of the wife's letting her surprised husband in on the secret by holding up a little baby garment has already gone out of fashion. Instead the lady hands the gentleman the latest copy of the Daily Mirror. We couldn't help reading one quo tation, though, in Pictorial's publicity, from an article by W. E. Woodward: "Love gives a woman more emotional pleasure than it does a man. She be comes surrounded by love and swims in it as a fish swims in the sea. No man can do that. He is always dis tracted by his wretched business or his duty or the telephone or something." And the theme song for that, we suppose, is "Don't Call Me Up, Just Drop Me a Line, For I'm a Fish in the Ocean of Love." This Schizoid World GEORGE WASHINGTON and Woodrow Wilson were schizoids, Dr. Evans tells Tribune readers; that makes three of us, and there will be a lot more as soon as they see the an nouncement, "If you slept UNDER the bed, you'd WAX the floor" in a current advertisement (of a floor wax 18 TI4E CHICAGOAN maker, not a bed manufacturer, oddly enough). In spite of the convincing photograph accompanying the ad (one of a lady who is certainly under a bed and on a floor that is obviously waxed) , we' still feel a bit sceptical about the psychology Underlying the assertion. Would not anybody so eager for self- expression as to sleep intentionally UNDER the bed, spend her (his) wak ing hours in waxing, not the floor, but the CEILING? Unintentionally, of course, is some thing else again, and we've seen that happen. It was at a week end bachelor party at the Dunes in November, and the host retired at 1 A. M. un der his bed, which seemed \ amusing at the time but not U two hours later, when the J\J\ rest of the party was ready 1 I for Dreamland and found ' the guest blankets were all u locked up behind a secret panel known only to the host, compared to whom Rip Van Winkle was a light sleeper. Who Won ? '/IN RE your comment in The 1 Chicagoan that I talked for two hours to my friend Thornton Wilder on how he ought to write," rejoins Philip R. Davis, "where were you and your informant when Thornton re sponded with two hours on how I should have handled the Bordoni case — in its field a veritable Bridge of San Luis Rey?" (Compromise STATESMEN like Mr. Dwight Morrow who are looking for an egress from the p ohib'. bn dikmma ought to be pleased to learn that there is a very simple solution of the diffi culty, so simple we are surprised no one has noted it before. The eigh teenth amendment, you will recall, con sists of three section, the first reading: After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation hereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage pur poses is hereby prohibited. Our suggestion is that in this sen tence the word "prohibited" be changed to the word "permitted." The other two sections can stand as they are. If this isn't a simple change we don't know what is. Now that we have shown the way, we trust fanatics will not rush in to emotionalize things by demanding the word "encouraged'' instead of "permitted." The Local Gag that Moved Out of Town AN editorial writer was wondering lately what happened to the old joke about Chicago women having large feet. After considerable research on the part of our learned staff of ^^ secret service men, we are /7JB now able to report on this 11/77/ mystery. /As civilization advanced ,„ s in Chicago and sidewalks /yr were invented in place of the old cattle trails through the mud, the need of large feet of a snowshoe design disap peared; and evolution brought about the smaller and more delicate hoofs upon which our ladies now trip. The Big Foot capital ac cordingly moved eastward and is now located at Michigan City, Indiana. And we are told that a feminine visi tor to that new capital, though nor mally she has to have her boots made to order, found a choice of six models there in her Rubens outsize. We are now ready to proceed to the next query, which is "What is meant by the word haywire?" Haywire, our haywire expert R. Echelle reports, is what holds Califor nia together and is especially the wire used by farmers when baling hay for market. "Where it is fifty miles to town, and only an optimist would call it a town, haywire becomes the handy item around the ranch," explains our client. "It is used to bind broken wagon tongues, hold on loose tires, re place broken links in a halter chain or trace, and everywhere else. This hay wire accumulates faster than the most efficient user can dispose of it, and wherever haywire gathers it expresses a desire to entwine with other pieces of haywire, the consequences of this amour being a very thoroughgoing snarl. It is to this condition that the expression 'gone haywire' refers." This and That IT must be a great social advantage to be an orchestra conductor, and if you don't think so you should see Andre Skalski, deftly fingering his spoon as if it were a baton, stirring a cup of coffee. It's a symphony . . . The billboards are showing a Granger chewing tobacco addict who looks like Stuyvesant Peabody ... A lot of people think the planetarium is a place where they keep plants . . . And your inference that Earth, the new Wheaton, Illinois, literary magazine, is a Quaker publication is unwarranted Mr. and Mrs. Hotep, after spending a week down south, returned to their Chicago apartment, found the win dows bolted on the inside, the doors locked as they left them, and the one- day alarm clock running merrily with its dial showing the correct time. To the one sending in the most logical solution Mr. Hotep will be glad to give the alarm clock . . . The poet George Dillon is said to be the only Chicagoan who laughingly admits he's in Marion Strobel's Saturday Afternoon . . . Columnist Arthur Sheekman, hints Philip Morris, is that way about a fair contributor . . . The Oriental Rugs in Howard V. O'Brien's Daily T^ews of fice are furnished by Mr. O'Brien, and O'Brien's fall novel will not be pub lished anonymously . . . Mrs. Winnifred Mason Huck has a collection of six dozen bead necklaces, and her father, Senator "Billy" Mason, once invited a mounted policeman to call at his home. The copper rode up the stairs on horseback and the horse went through the front door but the officer got knocked off by the top of the door frame . . . Peggy Fry, wife of Kenneth Fry, the sports editor, is writing a series of children's books for a local publisher. What publisher, we asked Mr. Fry. If you repeated their name, he said, I wouldn't know it . . . And it is now quite the thing for Brit ish novelists, discovers Loren Carroll, to drag into their refined narratives an allusion to the fact that the author has made a trip to Chicago . . . Sequel SOME time ago, appreciatively re counts George Schreiber (our fa vorite marine reporter), a local lawyer, sojourning in Atlantic City, had one of those picturesque adventures one as sociates with Gallic literature and sum mer sea breezes far from home. Compelled at last to return, the gentle man took his leave of the romantic lady, and when she requested his name that she might treasure it in her album TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 19 of memories, he cannily handed her his partner's card. Time went on, after he returned safely, to Chicago; and one day his partner came to him with a perplexed look on his usually impassive features. "Do you know anything," he asked, "about a Mrs. Blank?" A slight shudder ran down the frame of our hero as a forgotten sea melody revived its halcyon measures in his mind. "No," he said firmly. "Never heard of her." "That's queer," said his partner. "Neither have I. But I've just heard from Woofus, Wimbledon, Wimble don & Woofus in New York that Mrs. Blank has died and left me $20,000." Clicking his tongue and shaking his head over the sweet mysteries of life, the partner went back into his private office leaving our hero to look thought fully out of the window. Urban Phenomena Who Is Responsible? SPOTLIGHT ON THE YOUNG MODERN: She has caught and held every Critic's attention. She is gay, vivacious, sophisticated and God's Great Gift to the Dancing Man. She Specializes in Practically Everything, doing a great many things not too thoroughly. She has dashed about the Continent picking up Original Models, vague ideas about Art Museums and quite an amount of Italian Tooled Leather. She has tried the Stage, started a Novel, had a Job and con centrated strenuously for a few months on her Music. She Collects Etchings, new ideas on Religion and Books. Her library is composed of everything any one would sell her in limited editions, preferably with woodcuts. On her night table one will find Sarah Teas- dale, Aphrodite and Vanity Fair in a de luxe binding. She goes almost every place in a Great Hurry. The things that do not bore her are: crepe suzettes, five o'clock cocktails, a sense of Humor and Attrac tive Gentlemen. The things that do are: getting up for breakfast, H. G. Wells, walking shoes and the adjective "sweet." She is pale-faced, red lipped and smartly dressed. She plays golf, tennis, the races and contract bridge. She rides, swims and will drive any kind of a car anywhere. She prefers being told she is wonderful to whisper ing coyly, "you are wonderful." She would rather spend an afternoon doing a hundred miles an hour in a Sikorsky Amphibian than embroidering lazy daisies on a tea cloth. Sewing a fine seam, cooking a good meal and being chaperoned any place are Quaint Old Customs that do not amuse her. Eventually she will find enough time to get married. When her Great Ro mance Materializes she will announce in an offhand manner; "O Kay, but don't let us get suburban. I like Dues- enbergs, Duplex apartments and Emer ald-cut Diamonds." She has unselfishly given us a fre quent subject for conversation, a heroine for novel and play, a Reason for Debate. So Hats off, Curtain Call . . . her bark is not as bad as her bite — or is it? — VIRGINIA SKINKLE. Minna Gombel emerges like a butterfly from a cocoon to indulge in Nancy's Private Affair with that deft farceur,- Stanley Ridges. Dr. Boyden describes the play in his review on pdge 28 as "warmed over tasties, Broadway garlic added to the piquant sauce of Let Us Be Gay" and deplores Playwright Fagan's witless if not indelicate use of wise cracks that have seen better nights. Artist Karson's drawing was in spired by the Broadway showing, where it benefited by background. 20 THE CHICAGOAN EPOCHAL CONTRAST Bulging buttresses, slanting cornices, cloistral arches of pointed medieval architecture in sharp relief against the ultimate simplicity of the modern . . . an engaging view of the Fourth Pres* byterian Church, authentic instance of pre-renaissant design, shadowed by the no less majestic Palmolive Building, whose towering bloc\ arrangement presages an equally chaste stability. A camera study by courtesy of Chicago Architectural Photographing company and the Women's Chicago Beautiful Association. THE CHICAGOAN 21 CHICAGOANS The School Teacher in Business IN 1917, shortly after our entry into the war, President Woodrow Wil son called together a conference of personnel experts to determine just how the services of our thousands of enlist ed and drafted men were to be utilized. True enough, the major reason for their taking on the uniform was for the pur pose of combat. The average man considered the front as his ultimate destination. That was correct in many instances. However, the more impor tant consideration was what to do with the men who were still training, that mighty bulwark which was to back up the small minority actually engaged in the trenches. What the President and the Secretary of War needed was a man who could take charge of these millions of men, a man who could be relied upon to execute one of the most important positions of the War De partment. The names of hundreds of men from various prominent stations of life were submitted. These were checked, re-checked and sifted until at last the name of Walter Dill Scott of Northwestern University emerged on top. Questions arose: of course he was an excellent man and one who could be thoroughly relied upon . . . but he was a college professor, very likely steeped in traditions and theory. Could he buckle down to such a mammoth job, where actual practice was of more importance than flighty mental meanderings toward an ideal? War was war, and action was wanted, not pages from a text book. Walter Dill Scott turned the tables on those skeptics who considered all college professors of a like mind and action. He had his theories and he executed them, not in a weak, imprac tical fashion, but with a vigorous drive which made our army one of the best organized of those in the World War. Technically, Dr. Scott was termed the director of the Committee On Classification in the United States Army. Starting with a desk and a chair and one clerk, he evolved an or ganization under which 3,655,000 men were classified. His committee secured an exact definition of duties for every job in the army, and for every man an exact description of his abilities. For By HORACE ANDERSON Professor Walter Dill Scott every unit in the army, specifications were prepared showing just what each man must be able to do. These tables were used in selecting the right man for special organizations and units in line or staff corps. AR, the extravagant undertak ing it usually is, too occasion ally demands more expenditures than the experts predict it will require. De partment after department failed to keep within the budgets allotted them. In striking contrast, the committee which Dr. Scott headed turned back to the government treasury $250,000 of the fund which had been appropriated for its use. The committee was noted, as were few others, for its intelligent use of funds and for its remarkable, constant efficiency. This alone, one might conclude, was enough of a career for any one man. But in 1919, after the conclusion of the war, when his tasks were ended, Dr. Scott, then a Colonel, retired into private life once again. He had been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal. At heart he is an educator and al ways will be. But he is exceptional! By substantial proofs, time and time again, he has blasted away the foun dations under the old threadbare theory that "school teachers" don't amount to much when they are out of the classroom or the protecting cloisters of the campus. In the University, and out of it, Dr. Scott has proved himself a superior business man. His position is a rare one. The same can be said of few other educators who have achieved a similar position in the world of litera ture, culture and science. IN the seventies, in Cooksville, Illi nois, Dr. Scott's birthplace, the first evidence of his future possibilities were observed. His early school work was splendid. His teachers remarked of his promise. Graduating from second ary school, he entered the Illinois State Normal College in 1891. Completing his courses there, he entered North western, from which he graduated, and received the degree of A.B., in 1895. After several years of study at the Mc- Cormick Theological Seminary, con cluding his work there in 1898, he went abroad and received his degree of Doc tor of Philosophy from the University of Leipsic in 1900. One of his more recent degrees is that of Doctor of Laws. This was granted at Cornell College in 1921. The many spokes of the wheel of activities in which Dr. Scott has en gaged have nearly always centered around the hub which is Northwestern University. The best part of his life has been devoted to it. In 1901 he was appointed Associate Professor of Psychology; later he received the ma jor appointment of a full Professor ship, in 1908. In 1920, after twenty years of sincere service, he was elected President of the University by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. His service to Northwestern has been of priceless value. He has raised educational standards and strengthened the faculty. Students are selected with the greatest care; personal work with the students has been installed. Under President Scott's direction North western has grown to be one of 22 TWQO-IICAGOAN It's a wise bride that knows Frederic's —for her maids' gifts She'll have such fun choosing the perfect gifts for each attendant — and her bridesmaids will adore her choice — if she's put the burden on Frederic's. For Frederic's has come to the aid of the wed' ding party for years, and has always offered suggestions to delight the bride and to prove her taste perfect. PEARL SHOP FASH ION JEWELERS ELEVEN EAST WASHINGTON the educational centers of the country. Many of her methods are as new and bright as a sunny tomorrow. One prominent educator has best summed up President Scott's work by: "He has put his university on a seventy- mile-an-hour basis, with safety, while most of his contemporaries are still driving buggies." Universities throughout the country copy and incorporate Northwestern 's methods into their own scheme of things . . . not as novelties, but as the substantial power necessary for educa tional progress. IT was under the diligent leadership of President Scott that the North western campaign was conducted, by which the financial resources of the University were vastly increased. As a result of this, and other work, Mc- Kinlock Memorial Campus, with its magnificent buildings, now houses the professional schools. The new stadium is also a gesture of this campaign, as are the fourteen sorority houses and two open dormitories which provide accommodations for almost five hun dred of the women of the University. Recently, through President Scott's ef forts, $3,000,000 were given North western which will eventually yield a large sum in scholarships. A close friend once remarked that it cost at least five thousand dollars to sit next to President Scott at a building cam paign dinner. Now President Scott is hard at work to bring about a development of the Evanston and downtown campuses that will equal the rapid architectural progress of Chicago. He is always for advancement, for anything construc tively new. The Northwestern plan for legal training has attracted world wide com ment and praise for its soundness and scholastic advance. The same can be said about almost any field of educa tional endeavor in which President Scott participates. He has removed the old fashioned mysteries and cloaks from education, and has made it mod ern, equipped it for world problems of today and tomorrow, as well as yes terday. One of the most striking examples of this policy is the recent decision of the university to give scientific police training as a regular course of study. Every other university in the country threw up their hands at even the thought of a university training for mere "cops." But Northwestern and Loo kit! White broadcloth shirts, $3.00! Not real broadcloth? Yessir! Real broadcloth, and real shirts, too, made the Rogers Peet way that has more than due regard for your comfort and style. Collared or collarless. Sizes 1 3i/2 to 20; sleeves 31 to 37; longer tails with longer sleeves. No new shirt can do its best without a new tie. Smart cooperation from our Summer neckwear of English foulards at $2. 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Name Address Phone President Scott recognized police pro tection as of such great importance that it is worthy of scientific attention. So now the leading sleuths of the country will share the University's scientific de ductions in crime detection. A degree and sheepskin may yet displace the time honored star and billy. PRESIDENT SCOTT'S activities, while always integral with those of Northwestern, have branched out into many fields of endeavor outside the en virons of Evanston. Due to his strong background of psychology, he has made unusual strides in the channels of in dustrial personnel work. In 1916, on a leave of absence from Northwestern, he acted as director of the Bureau of Salesmanship at Carnegie Technical Institute. After the war Dr. Scott headed the Scott Company, consulting personnel experts, which greatly aided in solving the employment situation which was an aftermath of the war. Time and again large corporations have come to Dr. Scott for advice regarding their major employment problems. His books on industry, advertising and psychology are used as standard refer ence volumes the world over. Among the more prominent are Die Psychol* ogie der Triebe, Theory of Advertis ing, The Psychology of Public Spea\ing, The Psychology of Adver- tising, Influencing Men in Business, Increasing Human Efficiency, The Psychology of Advertising in Theory and Practice, Science and Common Sense in Wording With Men and Per sonnel Management. It is not an exaggeration to state that Dr. Scott is also a practical ex pert in all the fields of his writing. In the business world he would be con sidered a genius. However, he remains a university president because of his cultural idealism. The business world would have offered him monetary re wards a dozen times greater than his present ones. He is always willing to advise business interests and aid them in solving their problems, but always in an incidental way. The University is always President Scott's major concern. But under his direction scores of effi ciently trained young men and women are being prepared to fight the battles of commerce in the modern manner, using his tried and true practices as weapons. President Scott directs vast commer cial policies from his Evanston swivel chair. He is unselfish about his in dustrial discoveries. They may be had for the asking. It would be impossible to appraise his worth to business in a mere statement of financial value. ONE might conclude that his orch> nary activities would take up so much time that other interests would be out of the question. That is not the case. In spite of his heavy schedule, he is an active participant in dozens of societies and bodies not con' nected with the University. Some of his major interests include a member' ship on the board of trustees of the Wesley Memorial Hospital, the Mc Cormick Theological Seminary and the American Sentinels. His clubs are the University in Evanston, Chicago and Washington, and the Glenview Golf. He is one of the most active members of the American Council on Educa' tion, of which he was chairman in 1927, and the American Psychological Association, of which he was president in 1918 and 1919. His fraternal so' cities are Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Scabbard and Blade, Delta Mu Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. Other organi zations of which he is a member are the Taylor Society, the American Legion and the United States Reserves. He is a colonel in the latter. A mere membership in such a group of societies is one matter, but to keep up an active participation, as well as leadership in many, is another. Presi dent Scott has done, and is doing, just this. He is one of our human dynamos when it comes to productive activity of a highly diversified nature. And yet, in spite of his varied tasks, he has preserved an atmosphere for Northwestern which is, sadly enough, seldom retained by the modern uni versity. President Scott is always driving for efficiency, but never will he allow that force to subjugate the in dividuality of his students, his staff of co-workers, or even the industries he advises. He is one of the few, very few, humane efficiency experts. Even now, with his thousands of students, President Scott is never too busy to grant an audience to them. In many large universities a situation seems to exist, making it possible to meet the president only at graduation time. For ten years Dr. Scott has served Northwestern University as her Presi dent. For most of that time he has served the general interests of the world in the fields of education, psy chology and business. He has striven always for advancement, never being satisfied or content with the superficial superiority of the present, regardless of its present esteem. TJ4C CHICAGOAN 25 ^Come and get it!" That is the camp dinner gong, the call to the feast where the table may be the solid ground and the dining room ceiling is the sky itself. Ever taste fish chowder made from trout that were swimming an hour before ... or steak broiled brown and savory on the outside fading to a rich delicious and so-juicy redness in the middle? . . . Camping joys are inseparably bound up with the cooking utensils, the equipment and clothing that you take with you. Comfort and con venience are not even dependent on weather, if you are correctly prepared. We specialize in rough clothes and every possible article you need for camping above or below the snow line in any state or country. Send for Catalog Von Lengerke & Antoine 35 South Wabash Avenue - Chicago Associated with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York 26 TI4E CHICAGOAN BEST BY TEST best by comparison The following figures taken from Cohen's System of Physiologic Thera peutics, an impartial authority, give the amount of mineral matter held in solu tion by some of the best known spring waters in the American market: Grains in one U. S. Gallon of 231 cubic inches: CHIPPEWA, WIS 2.05 Poland, Maine 3.75 Eastman Springs, Mich 13.57 White Mineral Springs, Minn 18.64 Silurian, Waukesha, Wis 18.63 Mountain Valley, Hot Springs, Ark 20.45 Bethesda, Waukesha, Wis 35.71 Hygeia, Waukesha, Wis. 36.21 White Rock, Waukesha, Wis 37.06 Buffalo Mineral No. 2, Va 98.38 Londonderry, Lithia, N. Y 74.85 Appollinaris, Prussia 156.76 Manitou, Colo 174.47 Geneva, Lithia, N. 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Not because the Woodward colt won the Preakness, and within eight days the Kentucky Derby. Not be cause he carried the Earl of Sande to his third Derby victory, an achievement accom plished by but one other member of the jockey aristocracy in all the fifty&x years of Derby- ing at Churchill Downs. Not because he made a show of the best opposi tion the West and the East was able to send against him, but be cause, even now, they are going around asking, expressively if ungram matically; "Who'd he ever beat?" They've been saying that about every cham pion, since the time that David gave away all that weight to Goliath, and flattened him in a round. "Who'd he ever beat?" They said that about Dempsey. They said it about Tunney. They are saying it now about Max Schmeling and about Jack Sharkey, and one of these, within the next few days, will be returned the world's heavyweight champion. Gallant Fox, having raced his way to a dead heat with Sir Barton by ac complishing the winning of both Preakness and Kentucky Derby, is the colt of the year. Where he goes, there goes the big league of thoroughbred racing, and because of that the watch ers at the racing polls hereabouts can be prepared for a merry skirmish. At the close of the 1929 racing sea son it was generally agreed that Whit ney's Whichone was the outstanding colt of the year. Whichone has not been out for competition as a three- year-old, but is getting ready for the venture. In the meanwhile, Gallant Fox has accomplished what no other three-year-old save Sir Barton ever did. And instead of crediting the Wood ward colt with all this, the tendency seems to be to discount his perform- one. On some summer's afternoon these two will meet, over a mile and a quar- ter of racing strip, equally weighted. Until then, folks will continue to go about, noses upturned at Gallant Fox, saying: "Who'd he ever beat?" BY declining the issue in the Preakness, and again in the Ken- tucky Derby, Whichone did not prove that he was a great three-year' old. More important, however, he did not prove that he wasn't a great three-year-old. His inability to get to the post, until some future date, leaves the inevi' table meeting between Gallant Fox and Which one the outstanding event of the racing year. And it leaves the two Chicago tracks, Washington Park and Arlington, which go in for three-year- old stakes to the extent of $50,000 worth of the company's money, in a mad scramble. Washington Park, with its Ameri can Derby, and Arlington with its Classic, are desperate now, as a result of the show that Gallant Fox has made of the rest of the three-year-olds which have entered into the lists with him. It is improbable that Gallant Fox will fill both engagements, inasmuch as the New York situation offers for his con sideration the Belmont, another stake event heavily laden with cash, and just as much a set-up for the Woodward colt and his distinguished helmsman, the Earl of Sande. One shudders at the contemplation of an American Derby, or a Classic, with Gallant Fox away. Neither can be regarded as more than another horse race, and, in the light of past performances, not much of a horse race, at that. Therefore the outside men for both tracks, rivals, friendly or [continued on page 38] THE CHICAGOAN 27 CADILLAC LaSALLE provide luxury service at small car cost . . 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They've got Chic Sale all mixed up in a plot. Not just a regular libretto plot, but the in volved dramatization with song-and- dance of a novel, They Had to See Paris. In one noteworthy instance a book made a great op eretta, but Hello Paris is no Show Boat, even if it has a swell negro song entitled Deep Paradise, sung by a booming baritone with the deceptive name of Lois Deppee. It glori fies flowing gold and might well be called Oil Man River. However, the Grand Opera House will not be empty these next few weeks, for no star ever had more persis tent advance notice than a certain book of delicate indelicacy has given this actor-author. The opportunity is not lost to throw the audi ence into spasms by sly reference to the masterpiece which has reduced James Whitcomb Riley to a has-been. In fact, Mr. Sale makes his first entrance carrying a board and a saw, and later announces that he is not really a garage keeper — as the story would have it — but a carpenter. The intricacies complained of center about a family of Sooners who go to Paris and get all balled up with de cadent nobility — variations on The Man from Home theme. Cast as the grandfather of a couple of attractive youngsters, Chic pits tobacco-chewing American honesty against the evils of the wicked City on the Seine. Within the confining limits of a straight com edy part he is intensely droll with his shrewd staring eyes, his angular gait and his rube clothes. No one in the world can out-hick him. The rest of the show is but average in music, dancing and personnel. Stella Mayhew, coon-shouter of a by gone day, revives herself agreeably in the comic number, Gotta Have Hips. A nimble lad named Jack Good justi fies his name, while the heavy is effec' tively oily as played by one Maurice La Pue, a ringer for George White. Some of the other parts could use higher priced people. Chic Sale is a specialist who should be allowed to do his specialties. Let Us Be Bold SOME warmed over tasties are being served up at the Er- langer, where fancy's Private Affair adds some Broadway garlic to the piquant sauce of Let Us Be Gay and other studies of divorce as a gallant adventure. This time the wife has loved too much and allowed herself to be- come frumpy. She wears horn-rimmed spectacles and service able tweeds. As im personated by Minna Gombel, she suggests Bryn Mawr and Win- netka. Naturally an itsome little black mailer, believable and some to spare as vamped by Mary Robinson, finds the thickheaded husband a perfect set-up. The author, Myron C. Fagan, has li belled his trade in dubbing this chump a playwright. He atones by introduc ing the bright friend of the family as another draftsman of drama. The usual houseparty finds the wife — in a doggy pair of peach colored pa jamas — driving her ex into Othelloisms of jealousy by pretending to love an other. A phoney millionaire diamond merchant is palmed off on the gold- digger, whose acumen fails for once. The finale finds the estranged couple throwing pillows at one another. Mr. Fagan is no Lonsdale, nor even a Rachel Crothers. His wit is wise only by the standards of Forty-Second Street. One of his characters deplores the lack of a Murad when flustered, and another refers to a lady as a witch, spelled with a B. His worldiness is indicated by remarks of this ilk: "You may sleep with your husband, but 111 TI4ECWICAG0AN 29 bet you don't keep him awake." Guf faws outnumber the chuckles. The acting would serve a comedy more deftly written. Miss Gombel is a good natured, robust comedienne, well suited to her chore. Jolly old sex appeal gets a swell run for his money in the work of Mary Robinson. This girl will be heard of again. With a technique suggestive of musical comedy Stanley Ridges seems to be able to pull a laugh out of even the dullest line. He is distinctly good as the candid family friend who fixes everything. The reptilian mother of the blackmailer is right as done by Beatrice Terry, while Gavin Muir is so plausibly a British gentleman that one does not readily guess he is a planted imposter. Kiancy's Private Affair is a run-of- the-mine comedy, in the making of which the paste pot and shears have been as useful as the typewriter. Raw Meat 4 1 /*** AWD, I was cock-eyed last VJ night." So Edna Hibbard, the world's best portrayer of tough chorus girls, opens Sisters of the Chorus, the latest contribution to the folklore of Broadway. From that crack until the last detective has departed leaving the lovers in each other's arms, the stage of the Apollo is crowded with old friends — ladies of easy virtue, ladies of threatened virtue, sugar daddies, gun men, songwriters, dicks and sissies. Let's face it^ this is hard-boiled stuff. The cleanest jokes are about adultery; for the rest perversion, the lavatory and illegal operations supply the basis. Twenty years ago they would have called the fire department, but now — oh, well! The authors have had the reticence not to steal a plot from last season, but have gone back many years to The Chorus Lady, a gentle yarn of a chorus veteran sacrificing herself to protect the honor of her kid sister. My parents thought it dangerous for me to see the pompadoured Rose Stahl in such a try ing situation, but that old play would be today as innocuous as Peter Pan. Engrafted onto the current theme are a murder, the inevitable detective in quisition, an adjacent and much used bathroom (borrowed from The Front Page), a nance of unmitigated candor, and the wisest half -world banter heard this season. The actors apparently find their em ployment congenial. 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The blondest of blondes, Sonia Karlov, is easy on the eyes and about right as this profes sional virgin. A rather interesting type is introduced in a sententious, kind-hearted millionaire affectionately called Hoot Nanny. He hovers about, warming his chilling blood at the flame of youth. Henry Crosby elicits a good deal of sympathy for the old duffer. My experience is too limited to state whether the crocheting chorus boy from next door is overdrawn or not. To the credit of Richard Brandlon it must be admitted that he affords laughs out of a part which might easily create nausea. Charley Laite, poor boy, seems doomed to be a detective, but he makes a nice, clean one. As an un adulterated human reptile, William C. Green follows closely the tradition set by the bootlegger king in Broadway. The fresh air of young love blows about pleasantly in the persons of Muriel Owen and Joe Moran. Sisters of the Chorus has a strong offense which might be good for a couple of touchdowns, if they are not penalised for unnecessary roughness. Super Showman NOWADAYS most actors are in distinguishable from bond-sales men. They wear the same spats, play the same golf courses and lose the same money in stocks. Color has departed from the mime with the passing of shaggy hair, fur-lined overcoats and flamboyant gestures. Richard Bennett is a relic of a more picturesque era of the theater. Whatever the merits or morals of his plays, the flame of his temperament allows no dullness while he is upstage center. He may fumble for lines, his speeches may be the veri est boloney, yet one leaves the show with a living character deeply im pressed on the memory. The man is an actor. Last year his Jarnagan limned a man up from the depths; this year his Major Follonsby of the Solid South shows the patrons of the Harris a pathetic example of descent from the heights. The son of a famous Confederate general, this die-hard lives among shards of broken dreams. Supported by his librarian sister, bumming drinks from his servants, he bullies and bom basts in a haze of complete ineptitude. Yanks are pariah dogs, responsible even for Prohibition. Pure Southern wom anhood is so pure that no man is al lowed in the house — more than once. So Leila Mae, his widowed daughter- in-law, and Bam, the grandaughter, droop and pine. Their sweetness is wasted on the magnolia-laden air. Fate and a grandson at Princeton contrive to introduce as dinner guests and suit ors a millionaire reformer from Pitts burgh and his flaming-youth son. Contrast could not be more broadly in congruous. The North wins on both fronts, but the Major never surrenders. It is not easy for acting to stand out in competition with the ebullient Ben nett, but two of his support give per formances of rare merit and interesting contrast. Strictly realistic is Elizabeth Paterson's finely sketched delineation of the spinster sister. Deliciously satir ical is the lovely Jessie Royce Landis"" portrait of the saccharine-and-honey- sucklc Leila Mae. Her drooping tend erness in face of the brusque wooing of Arthur Hohl is comedy of a very high order. She is coquette in mid-channel. Owen Davis, Jr., has dimples that would knock cold a whole seminary of flappers. He is just too boyish. Solid South is a witty razz of our charming neighbors from down yonder. Calling It A Season ORDINARILY when John Gals worthy sits down to write a play he finds the burr of social conscience in the seat of his pants. The prick was light in the making of Escape, the Goodman's swan song for 1930. Here is no tirade against institutions and in justices, but the mildly satirical posing of a delicate problem in social behavior ism. What would you do if you met an escaped convict? Especially were he a gentleman, a soldier and as charm ing a fellow as Roman Bohnen makes Captain Denant? In the responses of widely diversified Britishers Mr. Gals worthy finds the basis for some keen jibes at insular hypocrisies. A shingled lady in a fetching pair of blue pajamas finds the runaway un der her bed. She regards the escape as no end sporting and lends her hus band's overcoat. Ellen Root, to the manner born, is perfectly cast as one of England's finest. The tolerance of the well-bred is further elucidated by a retired judge — correct in the acting and accent of Iden Payne — who guesses but courteously takes his leave. TWE CHICAGOAN 31 Down the social ladder the going be comes tougher. The fugitive finds four trippers entirely out of sympathy with him and his purposes. It becomes nec essary to steal their vintage Ford. In quiring the way of a fat cad and his decent wife, Denant only averts capture by waving a monkey wrench at the smug bounder. The wife would gladly have ridden with the handsome convict. The trail becomes hot when a vio lent farmer, powerfully interpreted by the versatile Harry Mervis, drives the tiring man into the genteel home of two maiden ladies, one orthodox and the other a free thinker. Religion gets a black eye by the bigoted attitude of the elder, who violently opposes the humanitarian point of view of the younger sister. In the latter role Beth Kathryn Johnson, beautifully statu esque in a smart riding habit, gives a stunning and lustrous performance. It is hard to imagine the part being done better by anyone. The Church retrieves its good name through the sanctuary offered by a benevolent par son, played with mellow flavor by Whitford Kane. Hearing from his hiding place that the kindly divine is faced with the necessity of a lie, De nant finds he cannot escape from his decent self and gives up. The play presents an uneven division of labor in the acting, putting a heavy burden on Mr. Bohnen, who is at work in every scene. His balanced perform ance is worthy of high commendation. He never loses sight of the emotional restraint of the type he is portraying, yet sharply suggests the increasing feel ing of hunted weariness. From the large cast not already mentioned, a good word should be said for Edith Atwater, vivid as the street walker who causes all the trouble; for Carl Kroenke, good in two widely diversi fied bits; for Dorothy Raymond as the acidulous and religious maiden lady; and for Ethel Dunlap, extremely ap pealing as an adolescent girl. Escape is light and episodic, but an agreeable evening's entertainment. It pleasantly rounds off the Goodman's year and carries a fair omen for next season. NOTE: A convenient schedule of the current plays is provided on page 2. Tickets are obtainable on page 47. HAT IS GOING INSIDE HAT SUMMER WARDROBE? Those slim belted little frocks that you see in tne shop win dows will be hanging in your wardrobe before long. 1 be cun ning little bats will be sitting on tbeir stands on the shelf. But that's not all — what's going to go under tbem? Will your ravishing mental image of you in that backless dance frock be a disappointment after all? How are tbe crucial spots? Elbows, back, neck, ankles . . . will tbey bear inspec tion? If you bave any Qualms, come straight to Elizabeth Arden. For Miss Arden's skill has tbe whole realm of women s beauty for its province. She can train a figure, shape an elbow, taper an ankle just as surely and naturally as she can clear a skin. One department of her Salon is entirely devoted to the beautifying of bodies. Just telephone for an appointment and explain your needs to one of her well trained Assistants. She will prescribe for you the sure, scientific method best fitted to your individual case. Please telephone Superior 695a. Elizabeth Arden 's Venetian Toilet Preparations are on sale at the smart shops. ELIZABETH ARDEN CHICAGO: 70 East Walton Place NEW YORK © Elizabeth Arden, 1930 32 TMECI4ICAGOAN ome II find all ike ingredients for ineir making and show ing here. K^omfileie lines of EASTMAN C-tne = {Jxoaak BELL & HOWELL C/t/mo DE VRY Cyofiular Camera at E COMMONWEALTH EDISON £1 LECTRIC SHOPO 72 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO Appropriate Music and Diversified Entertainment for All Occasions 0tt9 R. Sieloff One-Six-Two North State Street Dearborn 8664 TheCinema Too Many Looks By WILLIAM R . W E A V F 1 THERE are too many pictures, books, plays, and persons to de vour them. I can prove it. First, and most simply, by mentioning twelve pic tures seen in incomplete coverage of the closing fortnight. Secondly, and more positively, by citing the essential similarity of Jour ney s End and AH Quiet on the West ern Front, a simi larity unnoted un til play and book came finally to con temporary expres sion in celluloid. If you have seen Jour ney's End, as you must, and go to see All Quiet on the 'Western Front, as you probably should, I think you'll grant my point. It's possibly too bad that the two pictures came to town so nearly to gether. I've an idea that the German view of war's futility would have been impressive, even thrilling, had not the British view of it been so impressively and thrillingly experienced only a fortnight before. As matters stand, however, there is little reason for see ing the McVickers production if you have been to the Garrick; All Quiet, viewed subsequently, seems little more than a Germanic treatment of Jour ney's End. If you have seen neither production, Journey's End is the one to choose. Eleven Other Pictures OTHER pictures of the fortnight rate something like the follow ing order in their claims to attention . . . it's getting pretty nice outdoors to see pictures (or write about them) inside : The Bad One is Edmund Lowe's first important venture without Victor McLaglen and Dolores Del Rio's first substantial vehicle. It's a bit rough, a bit passionate, a bit overdrawn in spots but reasonably engaging throughout. I wouldn't come downtown to see it, but if you're down it's a pleasant hour. High Society Blues restores to the Farrell-Gaynor duo some of the lustre forfeited by Happy Days. It contains a couple of good tunes and a cast — they're all stars — that deserves better occupation than the plot affords. The children are safe at a matinee. The Cuc\oos is the most authentic example of the stage revue affixed to cel luloid. Bert Wheel er and Robert Woolsey are funny and others in a vast cast sing, dance and so forth. It's worth while if convenient, but don't bring the little ones. One Romantic 7^i ght was The Swan and is Lillian Gish's first talking picture. It is also the first one in which Rod LaRocque talks intelligently and it's very smooth, pleasant pastime somewhat above popu lar level. O. P. Heggie and Conrad Nagel add reasons for attending. The Texan is the best thing Gary Cooper has done since Seven Days Leave and ought not be missed. And while we're out here in the great open spaces, Richard Aden's Light of West ern Stars is the best of at least seven picturizations of the story to date. Both are worth your time if you pine for horse drama. Caught Short is not as funny as ad vertised but funnier. Marie Dressier and Polly Moran utter laugh bombs so rapidly that two are lost in the uproar induced by one. It's what used to be called slapstick comedy and I recall none better in its vein. WINNIE LIGHTNER, Joe E. Brown and associates have a splendid time in Hold Everything and some of it is imparted to the onlooker, rUE CHICAGOAN 33 but it continues overlong and fatigue of the laughter reflexes gets in its dead ly work. It might be a good idea to insert a five-minute intermission in these extended comedies; the cinema audience seems incapable of them. The T^ew Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu restore to Warner Oland his sinister character and his deathless vow of vengeance. The picture is deep-red melodrama, the sort that people like or dislike emphatically, and I feel a bit silly but contented in the thin ranks of the former. Sarah and Son got by me in its downtown run and my eager critics persuaded me to pursue it to the neighborhoods. I have pursued my critics to the suburbs. Redemption is John Gilbert's epitaph. To See or Not to See This list'ng does not include pictures reviewed above. journey's end: The best picture ever made. [See it by all means.] happy days: A very jumbled and badly misrepresented revue. [Don't see it.] BE yourself : Fanny Brice has a good time and so do you. [Go.] WOMEN LOVE brutes: A picture proving the reverse, ineffectually. [No.] CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD: Just some songs. [I wouldn't.] MAMBA: Jean Hersholt agleam in a forest of makebelieve. [Forget it.] the rogue SONG: Lawrence Tibbetts makes a dunce of Dennis King and threatens Barrymore. [Give it ear.] YOUNG EAGLES: Buddy Rogers again wins the world war. [If flight thrills you.] ladies OF leisure: Of course they're neither, but the acting's good. [See it.] hot for PARIS: Not so hot for Victor Mc- Laglen. [Been to the races?] showgirl in Hollywood: How talking pictures are made. [If interested.] puttin' on the ritz: Harry Richman proves himself a great little nightclubman, but not much of an actor. [He's better by radio.] TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: And, apparently, the camera. 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C. 34 THE CHICAGOAN MUSIC Remains the Fashion Gone are the sad, sweet bridal pictures of the long ago, for modern honeymoons in clude a movie camera pur chased here and how could anyone be sad with such a wedding gift lyi on Musical Notes A Gilbert and Sullivan Knockout By ROBERT POLLAK AS predicted in our fortnightly i market letter, the stock of the Civic Light Opera Company has scored another substantial advance. With the production of The Gondo liers it rockets to those dizzy heights where the company stands strict comparison /• J, with the best efforts of the D'Oyle Carte or Winthrop Ames en-f sembles. On the open ing night, May 19, principals, chorus and orchestra seemed for the first time to be having some fun themselves. the stiltedness and awk wardness of The Bohem ian Girl, with its in credible libretto and faded music, was forgotten under the spell of Gilbert's sparkling rhymes and Sullivan's charming tunes. So well did the infection spread that some of the principals, heretofore complete duds as far as comic opera acting goes, stepped as merrily through their roles as if the Gilbert and Sullivan tradition had been born on Wacker Drive in stead of at the Savoy. Let us strew flowers one by one. Young Mr. Kullman, for instance, who has been more than convincing vocally from the beginning, fell nicely into the character of Marco Palmieri. Bertram Peacock, as brother Giuseppe, was completely ingratiating. The Tessa of Lorna Doone Jackson, that erstwhile rampaging gipsy queen of The Bohem ian Girl, would have satisfied the testy Mr. Gilbert himself. She was capably supported, vocally at least, by the Gianetta of Lois Johnston. Personally I should have preferred Hilda Burke in the latter role. The fat part of that pompous Don Alhambra, the Grand Inquisitor, fell to Mark Daniels who seemed an old hand at the proper busi ness. La Maxwell tended to the deli cate simperings of Casilda. By contrast with the preceding re vivals the performance had plenty of speed and punch. Director Jones, given a chance to prove his mettle with a decent book and an immortal score, demonstrated that he is completely familiar with the tradition of the Savoy and yet of an original mind with re gard to stage formations and stage busi' ness. Only in the first fifteen minutes of dialogue involving Casilda, Luis and the Duke and Duchess, did the tempo of performance lag. And, again inter' rupting the eulogy, we must pause to hurl an onion at William Scholtz, who made the Duke of Plaza Toro an ele gant nance instead of a sly old charlatan. That grand young chorus sang and danced with the ex- cellence that has marked it since the first night of The Bo- hemian Girl; and St. Leger held the en* semble together with his usual skill. Dove, taking everyone by surprise, turned out a pretty good formal set for the first act. Festival Foibles IN spite of the customary hurrah in the critical press over the celebra tion of the North Shore Music Festival, we see no reason to reverse our pre viously expressed opinion of this twenty-two year old institution; namely, that it has never been of the slightest musical significance to the community, that it is designed primar- ' ily to afford the beau monde of Evans ton their annual cultural hypodermic, and that the group of cognoscenti which shapes its destinies is in no wise qualified for the job. The words may seem unduly harsh, coming as they do at the retirement of that fine old gen tleman, Dean Lutkin. Yet, for any body's guess, the complexion of the Festival would have been far different in the past if the Dean had been the sole figure at the helm. A glance at the five programs of the Festival reveals the fact that no single great choral work was offered en toto, and that the lists were strewn with lyrical gems by such illustrious com posers as Pierne, Rasbach, Chadwick, Huerter, Delibes and Arditi. To com pare the four day jamboree with, the.. TWECMICAGOAN two day visit of the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus last winter, which pre sented during its brief stay the Brahms Requiem, the Bach Magnificat and Honegger's King David, is to point, maybe for the last time, to obvious shortcomings on the North Shore. We say "for the last time" because there is a suspicion of change in the air. The retirement of Lutkin calls for new leadership. We suspect that that lead ership will come from outside of Evanston and that the new pilot will possess both an iron hand and great cultural integrity. In five years you won't know the old place. THE least stodgy of the concerts at Patten Gym took place on the night of May 20. Herr Stock took the orchestra through Smetana's dried-up "Moldau and Respighi's Pines of Rome. The gracious Madame Dux sang lusci ously an aria from Figaro and Elsa's Dream from Lohengrin, and then an swered the ensuing ovation with Strauss lieder. Percy Grainger rambled nonchal antly through Mr. Carpenter's con certino and later conducted a scintil lating arrangement of his Spoon River, an American fiddle-tune setting, and To a J^prdic Princess. In spite of his patent fascinations as teacher, conduc tor and pianist, Grainger is scarcely happy in the field of original composi tion. The T^prdic Princess sounds like a theoretical exercise in the combined style of Wagner and Strauss. But then, it was written specifically for the new Mrs. Grainger and, brides are no toriously uncritical. SKALSKI'S third concert of the sea son took the form of a Sunday night pop in the main dining room of the Bismarck. Possibly because the beer was not near enough, the regular critical faculty did not drag itself around for the occasion but the pub lic did, in substantial numbers. It is pleasant to record that the clients were so numerous that tables gave out. The energetic Polish maestro led his cham ber orchestra through contrasting pieces of Wagner, Rimsky, Brahms and Dvorak. Neither the food nor the music was too heavy. M. Wilkomir- ski obliged with solos on the violin. I could have done nicely without the Stetson male quartet. Somehow the spectacle of four young men woulding to God they were tender apple blos soms doesn't click after four steins of near beer. MASON & HAMLIN-KNABE-CHICKERING J. 8C C. Fischer - Marshall 8C Wendell and Haines Bros. The AMPICO *— A cknowledged the Supreme Reproducing Piano A Complete __ Price Range r— -1 /com 'OOC -- ^ I : Convenient Terms If Desired AMPICO HALL 234 S. 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In fact so numerous are the sneers and snorts inspired by "rubber necking" that many of us are down right scared to admit that we want to do Versailles and the Louvre, to shop in Chinatown or have a peek at the Barbary Coast. Yet everyone not too jaded has certain things he wants to do and see, and in strange places the best way to do them is still by the guide method. That, however, does not mean that you must be herded about with droves of other tourists or listen to cheap patter from ignorant megaphone wavers. You can be con ducted in style and the method has its advantages, particularly for first trips, even in this country. For instance, a family tour of the historic east or west with your eager adolescents fresh from school and a competent guide who really knows his stuff can be plenty of fun and decid edly stimulating for everyone's rusty mind. And if you have once made the big tour efficiently you have a splen did general picture of the country and can choose your pet spots for return trips and extended stays on other vacations. IF you haven't any choice haven in the west but have an inchoate yearn ing to see something of this splashy, colorful ter ritory that stretches from here to the coast you should look into the club car tours which cover the high spots in luxurious trains, the same car from beginning to end. American Ex- press has its special trains leaving Chicago every Saturday and once aboard you are fixed for two, three or four weeks — comfortably, mind you, not jammed into an excursion train which makes the trip an ordeal instead of a pleasure. The trains have all the fine equipment needed to ease a long trip, ob servation and club cars with maids, barbers, val ets, showers, and a special recreation car for dancing, movies, cards and gen eral sociability. The idea started in an effort to duplicate the sea cruise idea on land and many experienced travel ers have taken to it delightedly. And as for the inexperienced, it's a perfect way to avoid the pitfalls that attend those who are dubs at timetables, scat- terbrains about luggage, and lazy as to details. The territory they cover in as little as two weeks is miraculous. All through the western ranch country, to Yellowstone, to the magnificent North west and Canadian Rockies and back through the exciting Black Hills region, with plenty of stopovers in the national parks, Banff, Lake Louise and other interesting centers. On the longer trips they do all this and take you by steamer to Alaska as well, something you shouldn't miss if you have a week or two extra. Alaska is booming as a tourist country. There's romance and history and beauty in those hills, TI4ECWICAG0AN 37 Tou'Il stroll among the countless pagO' *_|^ , das of the Wat Po grounds in Bang\o\ Lovely, wicked cities on this Malolo cruise! and glorious summer weather to boot. If you prefer concentrating on the Canadian Rockies and have limited time to spend look into the Lariat Trail tours also sponsored by American Ex press. On these you go directly to the Rockies by way of Canadian Pacific and have several days at each of the famous spots up there — Lake Louise, Emerald Lake and Banff. Other possibilities to the west of us are the specially arranged cruises to Hawaii which is a popular and amaz ingly temperate (climatically) spot all through the summer. The Lassco line from Los Angeles or the Matson Line from Francisco, both agreeably, will handle the cruise so that you may go out by one route and return the other way, with a blanket charge cov ering all expenses. Farther afield is the Great Northern- American Express cruise to Japan which leaves Chicago the fifth of July. You didn't think you could do a pleasant trip to the Orient and back in less than two months, did you? Well, this cruise does it all quite leisurely with a beau tiful ride through our west, a lovely ocean voyage and jaunts through Japan's most picturesque centers, and a pause at Hawaii. You make supris- ingly good time on the Canal cruise to California, too. The luxurious new liners of the Panama-Pacific have a pleasant cruise outlined from New York through the Canal to west coast ports or vice versa; or you can do one way by rail and the other by water. 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The noblest beef and tenderest squab that ever came to town. Splendid foods, indeed! And more so when they dre 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 SPORTS 'Who'd He Ever Beat?" [continued from page 26] otherwise, are putting in long hours preparing the pathways that will lead Gallant Fox towards Chicago. Nor have they stopped at that. The diplomatic corps, in full regalia, is sending in its card to Whichone. The three-year-old event that brings to gether Gallant Fox and Whichone be comes the racing event of the year. The track that stages it becomes the track of the year. It may be Washington Park. It may be Arlington. It may be neither. HARDLY had the Earl of Derby poured the last of his British at' cent through the microphone at Churchill Downs before the Winn, Glee Club and the Hertz Choral So ciety took up the 1930 theme song, whose music might have been different, but whose lyric was strangely the same: "Come on, Gallant Fox! Come on, Whichone!" The sportive reporter, in his attempt to keep up with this merry-go-round whose brass ring may never materialize, is apt to find him self dizzy. That will be a natural consequence if his race complex has carried him to Indianapolis for the 500 miles of auto suggestion which the calendar has so kindly provided for the diplomatic season, in between the Derbys, Ken tucky and American. As a First Aid to Dizziness, the 500 mile race rushes on, alone. To prove the point, I may be permitted to relate a series of in cidents connected with one. Coverage of the auto race, because of the two and one-half miles of ac tion and because of the terrific speed of the contestants, resolves itself more or less into dependence on official bul letins. There was a jam of cars mak ing the turn out of the home stretch. One car, trying to pass one ahead, clipped a rear left wheel. The shock threw the leading car into the air, and its driver dropped out, but not before a third car had rushed past. The accident occurred just at the vision limit of the occupants of the press pagoda. What had happened to the driver who fell from the car? Bulletin No. 1 : The driver, Mr. Blank, was instantly killed. The bul letin was duly filed to the waiting newspapers, throughout the country. The race went on, and other things happened, several thousand words of THE CWIGAGOAN 39 them. Then came Bulletin No. 2 : The driver, Mr. Blank, hadn't been in stantly killed. His skull had been fractured, and he was fatally injured. Corrections were duly filed. The race went on, for a couple of thousand more words. Bulletin No. 3 materialized: The driver, Mr. Blank, hadn't been fatally injured. His skull hadn't been frac tured. He had merely sustained a severe shaking up. More corrections. The race ran on, some eight or nine hundred words. "If you gentlemen will give me your attention, I'll give you another bulletin on Mr. Blank — " But one gentleman heeded not. He had just sent a bulletin of his own composition, and it read: "I am pre tending that there is no such driver as Mr. Blank in the race, or out of it, let the lads fall where they may." CALM was restored. Another bul letin: "Mr. Dash has crashed on the south turn and is definitely out of the race." Mr. Dash, as it happened, was someone to write home about. And the reporters did, at great length. The last word was ticked off the telegraph key, when down the stretch thundered Mr. Dash, still in the race. This hardy veteran of 500 mile races is prepared to hope for the best reception of the theme song: "Come on, Gallant Fox! Come on, Whichone!" If it will be any assistance, he hopes that Gallant Fox wins the American Derby, beating Whichone, and that Whichone wins the Classic, beating Gallant Fox. Then the whole matter can be referred to the House of Rep resentatives. One case that alters circumstances THE SAME REVELATION T PACKED FOR A WEEK-END HE traveler has enough on his mind without having to be bothered with an assortment of fixed -capacity bags. One case — the adjustable Revelation — alters these annoying circumstances because it may be instantly expanded to 14 different sizes. The modern idea of travel comfort is to be equipped with a single Revelation case — the one piece of luggage that exactly fits your needs, whether the trip be for a week end, a week or a month. 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So we have picked some things that close friends may happily give if they know whether the new home is to be a modernistic apartment, an eighteenth century house or early American cottage, and whether the new matron will have a staff of serv ants or a vague girl by the day, and whether she likes unusual things or is a stickler for standard periods, and whether she is getting certain important pieces before you choose something of which she can use only one-of-a-kind. If you don't know all these "whethers" the safe thing to do is to stick to the more usual gifts — things that she can always use even though she gets a half dozen of 'em. These, you know, may be usual as far as purpose is concerned but wholly unusual in design and beauty. A bon bon dish is not just an other bon bon dish if it's a reproduc tion of an exquisite Paul Revere por ridge bowl, and so on ad infinitum. Here are some ideas in both classifica tions: For rare and inspiring furniture gifts trot in to see Colby's antique ex position — many of the things displayed are museum pieces and many smaller things make treasured gifts for con siderably less than princely sums. Field's are also showing some fine antiques and both places, as you know, have an array of reproductions and modern designs in all periods. Perhaps nothing would thrill the heart of your particular giftee more than the assumption of the cost of cer tain installations in her new home. Holabird and Root now take on altera tions and designing of interiors to con' form with the general architecture of the house, they also have masterly in.' terior decorators and design and select furniture to fit into the background cor rectly. Maybe the little gal would like an electric refrig erator installed, or a bar fitted up in her cellar. Another grand service is the closet decoration service offered by the Carlin Comfort Shop. These people march into your home and fit up all the clothes closets so that there is a shelf and a box and a cubbyhole for everything imagi nable and everything decorated in gay tailored chintzes or linens or fine French brocades and laces depending upon the type of closet and owner. These ideas of course can't be surprises but almost any bride would be delight ed to forego the surprise element to get them. Both the bride who is still assembling her trousseau and the prospective giver should wander into Litwinsky's for a linen orgy. The princely gift might be a refectory set (they are even more in vogue and more practical than the usual runners and doilies or the stand ard dinner cloth) in exquisite Pointe de Venise. Litwinsky's have some rare designs — one with the lace reproducing the Vatican frescoes of Michaelangelo; another picturing famous Chateaux of France; a Watteau design; and a clas sic pattern symbolizing the five senses. A simpler gift and bridally dainty without being fussy is a net bedspread with linen applique design. And de lightfully gay smaller gifts are the breakfast sets from Czecho-Slovakia — bright red or green or brown and yel low designs in handblocked linen are sure to brighten any morning meal or informal family luncheon. Beautiful THE CHICAGOAN 41 linen dinner cloths too in eggshell linen with soft peach-colored designs and all sorts of smart bathroom sets in colors and monogrammed. OPAULDING-GORHAM have a *¦"* splendid collection of either simple and inexpensive gifts or sumptuous things. Look at the unusual pieces made of Styrian jade, an Austrian product of deep mossy green and jade like body which is fashioned into en chanting bowls and vases and very smart cocktail glasses; the array of creamy white Copeland-Spode table decorations with luscious fat cherubs beaming from compotes and candela bra; amazingly inexpensive goblets and glasses in a rich cobalt blue with crystal stems and square bases; Moser glass perfume bottles and powder boxes, a heavy opaque glass carved and smoky blue or amethyst in tone; Sevres vases and boudoir boxes; glorious red Royal Doulton plates and vases and the charming animals which make such ef fective decorations; and a reproduction of a Napoleonic after-dinner set in delicately decorated porcelain, the original of which is one of the show pieces of the Malmaison museum. The silver here is always glorious. Novel pieces are the new smoker's trays which are reproductions of old English waiters and have space for cigarettes, cigars, matches, ashtrays and table lighters. The groom will love you for this. A flippant little gift is a set of four silver ashtrays nesting into each other with the bottom one sporting a handle with a silver flap on which are en graved the proper scores for contract bridge. A splendid way to avoid the squabbles that often attend this dizzy game. Also done permanently into silver are the coats-of-arms of Lucky Strikes, Camels, Chesterfields and Old Golds on the top of a new preference chest. One of the smartest ideas in ashtrays is done beautifully here in the sterling silver leaves which in sets of four are perfect for the bridge or dinner table. Another exquisite silver leaf in large size makes the base of a gorgeous grape dish. From the leaf a silver tendril winds upward and supports grape shears with the grape hung temptingly at its tip. Spaulding-Gorham show many reproductions of the designs of Paul Revere and other famous old English and American silversmiths in bowls, tea sets and many other pieces. The older designs are coming back in /Vlother s trousseau Linens and Laces also came from LITWINSKY'S RIDES of to Jay select their linens and laces from LITWINSKY'S just as their Mothers did twenty = five years ago = = = = 1 HIS confidence of more than a quarter of a cen= tury is a genuine tribute to Chicago's Original Linen Store = (J.(J^Mnaky THE LINEN STORE Inc. 36 South Michigan Boulevard University Cluh Building pile® 1 IP- CHICAGO ¦^^ AVENUE EVAN STON - ILLINOIS The Treasure House of Smart and Unusual Feminine Accessories for Wedding Gifts "VISIT OUR GALLERIES" For Fireplaces Fireplace Equipment and Furnishings for Your Home McWAYNE 609 NORTH WELLS STREET SUPERIOR 1508 CHICAGO ILL TWECUICAGOAN oV»tHEAVE*0e Riding Habits Jodphores, Hats and Accessories Reduced Vz Imported tweeds, covert cloths, gabardines, twills . . . hand' tailored with that pre' cision so characteristic of Jacques. 545 Michigan Avenue, jNorth full force now that the modern craze is beginning to wane. A rare gift that will, I am convinced, become as precious as any Museum antique is the wonderful handwrought water pitcher in Martele, a Gorham silver which is even finer and purer than sterling. The pieces made in this are only one of a kind and this pitcher has the loveliest leaves and tendrils chased into its sur face, dropper here and there with per fect artistry and apparently floating easily in the wind. Five hundred dol lars but it makes you think of the Ode to a Grecian Urn so look at it if you seek a truly distinctive present. FOR monogrammed things in crys tal I found some delightful pieces at the Cloverleaf Crystal Shop, 7 1 1 North- Michigan. Crystal cocktail glasses, goblets, plates, finger bowls, pic ture frames, monogrammed in twenty- four hours if you wish, make decidedly welcome and very refreshingly priced gifts. If you have any bride on your list, who likes the smart and different and bright thing, visit the unusual Merca- tino at 1618 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Here there is a rich and colorful array of Italian treasures and one of the largest collections of Italian linen and laces in this neck of the woods. The linens are all different from the ordinary thing and even the simplest little breakfast set hemstitched in colors or sporting a quaint peasant figure in embroidery makes a charming gift. There are, too, some regal look ing things in Palestrina linen with clas sic rampant lions and Roman urns mak ing a lovely rich frieze in deep golds, blues and coppery reds. Some or' gandie pieces delicately embroidered, runners with needlepoint lace, soft old brocades and some smashingly heau- tifulr eproductions of museum bro cades are all here for the enraptured Italiaphobe. Of course the linen is only part of the display. There is rare pottery and the inexpensive bright sets of peasant pottery, quaint Capo di Monti pieces and Italian lustre ware and lamp bases copied from priceless old pottery vases, Italian leathers and on and on until you're quite dizzy with joy. Space is short but if you feel that a typewriter would be a useful item in the home you'' re buying for, look at the new Remington desk models which have a specially designed box to con ceal them, the box decorated in attrac- tive enamels or old prints and adding a very decorative touch to the room without betraying its utilitarian func tion at all. Items Among the events of the week is the opening of Saks Debutante Department with clothes and accessories of all sorts for debs who "must live on an allowance." Even if you aren't a deb you will find the prices gratifying since everyone is watching allowance these days, and the clothes have a smart insouciance and youth that will add much to the gaiety of the summer . . . Another important spot for sportswomen is the Saks riding apparel department. The habits here are beautifully tailored and fitted to you so carefully that they rank with some of our finest custom-made de signs. There are habits and boots for every type of riding from the formal bridle path affairs and the newly smart side-saddle habits to informal jodhpurs and tweedy country habits. Accessories too — shirts and crops and pins and boot jacks — but more of these in another number. If you are at all doubtful about assembling the correct thing or the newest thing consult the special riding stylist in charge. They make it quite easy for even the novice, you see . . . Mrs. Snyder has evolved a non- fattening candy, a delicious fruity-nutty tasting confection. If you must have sweets though a bit rotund ... I hope more shops go in for the clever idea of giving fashion shows in the attractive setting of a smart restaurant where the spectators can sit in comfort at their tables and nibble away while the mannequins parade about the aisles. Maillard's recent show attracted enough people to indicate that we girls like leisure and comfort and unhampered view much better than perching about in swarms in crowded showrooms ... If you know some clever little woman with the needle but don't like to be fitted for hours and hours or want to send a pattern over to Paris to have gowns designed for you in absentio you ought to get one of the muslin models which Carson's construct to your exact measurements; then, no bother ever more unless you gain or reduce too much. The Bridle Parade *A Horse Show Preview (Begin on page 1 1 ) of them. Perhaps one of the greatest moments was the world's high-jumping record eclipsed by Mrs. Stuyvesant Peabody's jumper, Great Heart. The Hinsdale Show at Oakbrook will be upon us Sunday, June 15. Paul Butler, chairman, sends on this pleas ant announcement in one of their ad vance notices: "The show is to be strictly amateur, but will draw exhibi tors from all parts of the country. All riders are urged to enter, as there will bq classes for all. There will be no entry fee for those showing." TWE CHICAGOAN Following this, the exceptionally col' orful Fort Sheridan Show will run two days, June 18 and 19. This event is always somewhat enhanced by the dashing officers, trim in their uniforms and gleaming spurs, brave and exciting in their daring manouvers. Jumping, perhaps, is one of the more prevalent events and on the whole a generally stimulating military atmosphere. THE Lake Forest Horse Show, which will be held at the On- wentsia Club June 21 and 22, is a bit different. It might almost be called a family affair, what with the Armours and the Niblacks, the Douglases and the Jack Walkers, the Chase girls and Mrs. Howard Linn. It is an amateur show of the very highest order. Most of the jumps are only four feet, not tricky, and almost as many women as men riders are in the classes. Many keep up the side-saddle tradition, espe cially Mrs. Howard Linn, Mrs. Wil liam Mitchell and Mrs. Joseph Bowen. For me there has always been some thing charming about the side habit — it is so traditional, and its apparently rigid restraint provides more exciting riding than one would suppose. The last horseshow in the immediate neighborhood is to be held at Polo Farm, Wheaton, on June 29. This is Mrs. W. J. Sutherland's place and a show in itself. The decision of the United States government to keep the Olympic Team away from shows will not prevent the Fort Sheridan troops from giving exhibitions, and the added feature of the military is always a very definite stimulus to a horseshow sue cess. THEN, too, riding will be in full swing at the Northern lake re sorts, including Harbor Point and Mackinac Island, from mid- July to September first. I understand that there will be polo at Harbor Point and, though Mackinac Island does not offer any level or sufficiently large ground for this great sport, there are many cottagers and hotel guests who ride. One sees the Homer Dixons and the William Warren Dixon boys. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacques1 daughters are splendid horsewomen, Roberta Harvey was a stunning figure last summer on a bay mare, Mrs. John Cochran, Jr., rides side-saddle, Mrs. Delos Blodgett and her daughters, Mrs. Henry Par sons Erwin and Mrs. Pierre Guillard, bring their own horses from Washing ton, D. C. 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He would have only to fol' low his own excellent example and write a commentary on Mar garet Anderson's Thirty Tears "War, even as he wrote one long ago on his own much shorter Gallic War. Indeed, he would appear to have been reincarnated as office boy of The Little Review for this very purpose. And perhaps there has never been an auto biography that stood more in need of a commentary. No, I am not forgetting Wagner's. How, for instance, did Scott Fitzgerald come to be correcting proofs on This Side of Paradise back in 1912 when it wasn't to be published until 1920. If Harriet Monroe had made the same statement about the first publication of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology that Miss Anderson does, it would un- doubtedly be styled as wish-fulfillment. And herewith a few questions. Query One: If Dick, first angel of The Little Review, should write his side of the mackintosh episode, would his account coincide exactly with hers or wouldn't it? Query Two: Did a certain Bauer pupil, then well known to Miss An derson though unmentioned in the text, have anything to do with her first so romantic meeting with Harold? Why is Ben Hecht kept to a photo graph and a mention? And, since Miss Anderson can hardly be expected to tell stories on herself, surely some edi tor should rise up to preserve a few of the best from oblivion. That one, for instance, where the promising young free verse poet turned out to be Elia Peattie. *A Jarmer Presides ON the other hand, what John M. S t a h 1 ' s autobigraphy, Growing with the West (Longmans, Green), needs is not so much a commentary — Mr. Stahl is himself a most scru- pulous clipper — as a preface. Something whereby the reader might foresee page 342 while wading through all that first part about be ing born in a log cabin, becoming father first of rural free delivery, then of the parcel post, and en route getting mixed in all manner of con* gressional matters such as better roads and the other things that farm- ers used to need. For, so far as the reader is con cerned, all that any of these things lead up to is his presidency in 1893 of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church literary society. This being the first rung in the ladder whereby he became "the literary president of Chicago." And the preface writer might also tell a story or two on him. The one, for in stance, where at the dinner in his honor a cablegram of regret was read : "I am sorry not to be present at this dinner which I understand Mr. Stahl is giving in his own honor." A quite natural mistake, considering that practically all the other dinners that had been given in anybody's honor during the decade — with the exception of Harriet Mon roe's famous Yeats dinner of course — had in point of fact been engineered by Mr. Stahl in some one of his many presidential capacities. You sometimes hear of people who are natural joiners. Mr. Stahl, how ever, seldom waited to join things. Far oftener was he first president or at the very least a founding father, with the TUE CHICAGOAN 45 presidency to come later : Midland Au thors, Allied Arts, Writers' Guild, Press Club, Drama League, and what not. And he seems to have looked in, even, on certain clubs which can't have been quite in his line : the Whitechapel Club, which staged that unforgotten cremation back in the Naughty Nine ties. And the Cypher Club where was it Isadora Duncan who found the father of her first child. Or wasn't it? Mr. Stahl has also, of course, been quite a collector of authors. Beginning even earlier than the nineties. Though why Henry B. Fuller should be num bered among the early professors at the University of Chicago is another matter that his preface writer would do well to consider. Younger Reminiscences BOOKS like these two are almost enough to set the rest of us reminiscing. I could even tell a few myself. The one, for instance, about the three beautiful sisters, who though not themselves precisely Bohemians were extremely inspirational to Chi cago's Bohemia. And all of whom married literary men. Which is, by the way, a perfectly true way to tell this story, even if one of the three literary husbands did after marriage turn back into a lawyer. All of this being apropos of the fact that, as if to restore the trinity, one of the beau tiful sisters has herself become an au thor this spring. Seductio ad Absur- dum, by Emily Hahn. (Brewer and Warren.) Jor Summer Reading Old Doc Lemmon, by Robert S. Lemmon. Illustrations by Harold Butterfield. 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Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrison 5708 Chicago Couthoui for the best tickets to the best theaters Stands at all best hotels Newsprint Headlines and Headaches By j. i. B. ON the night of March 1 3 Mr. Al- phonse Capone was apprehended by the police of Miami and incarcer ated, with three companions, in the spacious bastile of that well publicized watering place. The Her aid- Examiner chronicled the fact with a seven-col umn streamer, while the Tribune printed nary a word about it. This phenomena was repeated when, six days later, Mr. Capone again became ensnarled in the coils of Florida justice. From which it must not be argued that the Hearst paper scooped the opposi' tion. Not at all. On the contrary, the story is that the W. G. N. had sud denly turned straight, got religion and reformed. Incidentally, the Herald-Examiner yarn about the first of these incarcera tions was not bad. There was a state ment gathered via long distance tele phone from the police at Miami who said, "We arrested him because we don't want him at large in our state. He's not wanted here nor anywhere else in this country. He better seize the first oportunity he gets to leave the United States." WHICH suggests that if the gen tleman in question were to fol low the advice of the Florida policeman we may engender additional foreign en tanglements — and misunderstandings. For it seems that every time we enter upon any relations with foreign peoples having to do with this booze business we always get into difficulties. Here, for example, is the record of one such transaction concerning which there ap pears to be considerable confusion of details : "Seize Boat; $600,000 Booze." Thus it was that the w. g. n. screeched with an eight-column streamer across Page One on May 15. It was a "special" story, out of Green Bay, from which we quote: "The rum running ship Ansterberg No. 18 . . . was captured by coast guardsmen ... its crew attempting to enter Green Bay . . . cargo consisted of 5,000 cases of choice Canadian liquor, which at current bootleg prices of $120 a case, would bring the total value to $600,000." On this same day the Post stream lined across Page One of its early edi' tion: "Seize $80,000 Lake Rum Cargo." The Post story via APj sneeringly referred to the Ansterberg as a "tramp steamer." Again we quote : ". . . 4,000 cases of Canadian beer and ale abroad. ... At reported prices of $20 a case for Canadian ale, the cargo was valued ... at round $80,' 000." Wotta life! And thus is our his tory written. MAYBE you think that history is not being written in these turb- lent days. If you have any such no tion, mark, please, the fashion in which the show houses offering talkies are pursuing the even tenor of their way despite all the calamity wailing about hard times and bad business. Whole pages are given over to advertising the latest offerings of this newest of the arts to be commercialized. In advance of the showing of the Marie Dressier- Polly Moran picture, full-page spreads were used in a number of dailies, with the result that the east side of State Street north of Randolph took on some thing of the aspects of a riot. Commissions for the Promotion of Prosperity and Committees for the TWECI4ICAG0AN 47 Stabilization of Employment will please note this phenomena. So simple is it that even he who runs may read. SPEAKING of running prompts this observer to suggest that not in years have the local sport writers done so fine a job as was noted, and marked, in connection with the Kentucky Derby. We thought the Pegler story about Dick O'Hara and his owner, printed on the Monday after the race, was a bit harsh and rough. But Harvey Woodruff's daily yarns telling of interviews with several of the con testants were of a high order. So, too, were the Hirtenstein stories in the Daily T^ews. Likewise, the J^ews stories by the lady who sought to lay a bet with a Chicago bookie were sug gestive of a new theme that gives promise of development. In this connection, however, it might be of interest to record the fact that there was a wow of a prize-fight at Louisville on the night preceding the running of the Derby. Unfortunately, most of the reporters on the ground seem not to have known anything about it until they read Warren Brown's story a few days later. But, then, one can't manage everything, especially on the night before the Derby. The same thing may be said about Passion Plays. The one staged locally under alleged Evangelical auspices turned out to be a good deal of a flop. In addition, the suggestion has been thrown out that it was also consider able of a fraud. Unfortunately, how ever, no hint of this came forth until after the spectacle had sought for a week to run its course and Charles Collins got down to writing his Sun day column. This gentleman's frank admission of his failure the more promptly to detect the nasty odor is commendable and in keeping with Col lins' reputation for decency and fair play. IN any event, it would appear that Passion Plays and the journeyings thereto are by way of being on the up and up. A competent authority advances the information that tickets for bed and board in the village of Oberammergau are obtainable only for dates after the middle of August. Steamship companies report capacity bookings for all available second and third class accommodations until well on in the summer. First class space is, of course, available. It always is. GABRIELEEN ' PERMANENT WA VE HAIRCUT FACIAL OR HAIR DYE The kind that i n d i v i d u a lizes you . . . and does not flatten the purse "Privacy That Pleases" THE CHICAGOAN'S Theater Ticket Service re serves choice seats, at box office prices, for theater-goers who comply with the conditions that follow, employing the coupon that follows thereunder. Application must be received by The Chicagoan not less than seven days in advance of per formance for which tickets are desired. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in cor rect amount payable to The Chicagoan [See page 2 for prices.] Application must be in writing; telephone orders canot be ac cepted. Upon receipt of application The Chicagoan will effect reservation of seats and mail to applicant cer tificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theatre box office after 8:00 I*. M. on evening of per formance (2:00 P. M. if matinee.) 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