CADILLAC LaSALLE cost far less than you think HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITY PLATE CLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES Why not investigate? Keep an open mind on this question of fine cars and their costs. Come in and get the story of Cadillac and La Salle purchase and maintenance cost. You'll find that the final cost, including all items of owning and driving one of these big power ful cars, may be little more than for your present car. Or Cadillac and La Salle costs may be even lower. Won't you give us the oppor tunity to prove our case? Then make your decision for 1930— and the years to come. Cadillac Motor Car Company Dhltlon of General Motort Corporation CHICAGO BRANCHES 8301 South Michigan Avenue 3080 Harper Avenue 5801 Broadway 1 1 9 South K«dzl« Avenue 801 S E. 71 ft St 41 14 Irving Park Boulevard 1810 Rldto Avonuo, Evaniton 108 North First Str««t, Highland Park 818486 Madlton Street, Oak Park NEW NEW CAD I LLAC LaSALLE TUECMICAGOAN kj w — is the time to buy FURS Every fur is reducedl And you'll find just scores of pieces whose price tags will amaze you. FURNITURE FOOTWEAR Over two million dollars worth of Fur niture — and even in this day and age two million is a tidy sum. Your shoes — your husband's — your children's — every body's shoes are re duced in this event. and you'll find additional values in china and glassware, linens, kitchen furniture, rugs, carpeting, linoleums and other housefurnishings. August is the month of Triple-Thrift at M 2 TMCCWICAGOAN THEATER T>rama +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. Sat. and Wed. mats., $2. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. CINEMA SO THIS IS LONDON: Will Rogers and Irene Rich in a new and better version of So This Is Paris. [See and hear it.] THE UNHOLY THREE: The sad news about Lon Chaney. [Forget it.} SONG O* MT HEART: John McCor- mack sings eleven songs splendidly. [Hear it by all means.] THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD: Louis Mann makes much of a homespun drama. [If you like acting.] SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES: Billie Dove and Clive Brook in a highly en gaging bit of French farce. [Yes.] LAWFUL LARCENT: Lowell Sherman and Bebe Daniels make merry in not too heavy dialogue. [Probably.] BIG HOUSE: Commercial, of course, but not entirely bad. [If idle.] OUR BLUSHING BRIDES: Joan Craw- ford shocks the kiddies. [No.] THE BIG POND: Maurice Chevalier at his steadily better best in a story that doesn't matter. [See it.] THE FLORODORA GIRL: An engag ing footnote to the gay 90's, superbly de vised by Gene Markey and not entirely ruined by Marion Davies. [Better sec it.] RAFFLES: Ronald Colman in rather more than usually amusing pursuit of the jewels. [Might as well.] THE SOCIAL LION: Jack Oakie at the very peak of his incomparably rare good humor. [Don't miss it.] THE LADY OF SCANDAL: Ruth Chat- terton and Basil Rathbone in a bit too fine fettle for wholesale acclaim. [By all means.] WITH BTRD AT THE SOUTH POLE More than a duty . . .a pleasure. [Of course.] "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS- Tun Racinc. Sp.ason, by /. H. E. C'ark, Cover Design Current Entertainment Page 2 Si.'mmlr Rendezvous 4 Sports Dial 5 The Day Dns, by David Adar 6 Editorial 7 Thk Unlively Arts, by Lawrence Martin 9 The Zeiss Planetarium, by Haveman II Star Gazers, by Philip Hesbitt 12 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 13 Ex-Golff.r, by Clayton Rawson 14-15 Summer Madness, by Robert Lee Esl{- ridge 17 Post and Paddock Club, by Trow bridge 18-19 Distinguished Chicagoans. by /. H. E. Clar\ 20 Clever, My Dear Watson — , by A. S. Chapman 21 Cinema, by Will-am R. Weaver 23 Vox Pauci 24 Musical Notes, by Robert Polla\ 26 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 28 Newsprints, by J. I. B 30 Shops About Town, by The Chicago' enne 32 The External Feminine, by Marcta Vaughn 34 THE CHICACOAN'S Theater Ticket Service Stars opposite theaters listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 35. THE MAN FROM BLANKLEY'S: John Barrymore in the kind of thing the little cinemas ought to exhibit but don't. [Watch for it in the neighborhood.] THE DEVILS HOLIDAY: Nancy Car- roll grows up and away from her juvenile popularity. [Don't be afraid of it.] SAFETY IN NUMBERS: Buddy Rogers finds his place in pictures. [If inter ested.] THE SHADOW OF THE LAW: Wil liam Powell in something considerably lesser than The Street of Chance. [Never mind it.] THE ARIZONA KID: Warner Baxter in a worthy companion picture to In Old Arizona. [Surely.] IN OAT MADRID. A better Ramon Novarro in a surprisingly dull picture. [Don't sec it.] PARAMOUNT ON PARADE: Jack Oakie's mystery play and Maurice Cheva lier's Mon Ami are worth all the odds and ends that stretch between. {Posi tively.] DIVORCEE: Norma Shearer's second best picture. [If you haven't been.] MAMMY: Al Jolson's first false step, fl wouldn't.] TRUE TO THE NAVY. A more ship shape Clara Bow unimportantly occupied. [No.] YOUNG MAN OF MANHATTAN: Charles Ruggles and associates in an al most credible story about writers. {If you care.] JOURNEYS END: The best war picture of all time. [Attend.] ALL QUIET OH THE WESTERH FRONT •' The war picture to see if journey's End is not available. [If not.] THE BAD ONE: Dolores Del Rio and Edmund Lowe in catch-as-catch-can love and melodrama. [It doesn't matter.] HIGH SOCIETY BLUES: Charles Far- rcll and Janet Gaynor in a faint little plot and a couple of good song numbers. [If you like 'em.] THE CUCKOOS Bert Wheeler and Rob ert Woolscy in populous if not wholly proper revue. [For a laugh.] ONE ROMANTIC XIGHT: Lillian Gish's first picture. [Yes.] TI4ECWCAG0AN Are you planning to go away AND WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR? Then let us introduce to you this newest addition in our exclusive store— The 'Travel Fashions Bureau/' This Bureau is maintained for the explicit purpose of assisting women in choosing appropriate apparel for all vacation and travel wear. Two very charming and widely experi enced travelers are in charge, and will make your selection of correct travel clothes— which may seem to you a tre mendous task — just another trivial and delightful undertaking. If you are planning a vacation or long voy age, be sure to visit our Travel Fashions Bureau before selecting yourtravel apparel. THIRD FLOOR CHAS'A'STEVENS'&'BROS 4 TWECI4ICAG0AN TABLES AND TIMES zOftCorning — Noon — Nigh t BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Margraff directing the Blackstone string quintette. Hoertrich directing the service and traditionally good. STEVENS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. Sumptuous and spacious. Music by Benson in the Main Dining Room. Dinners $2.00 and $3.00. In the Colchester Grill dinner $1.50, lunch' eon 85 cents and music. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Su perior 2380. Service a la carte. Quiet and ostentatious. Sympathetic to palate and purse. No dancing. COHGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Michi gan. Harrison 3800. Marty Stone sup plying some delicious rhythm in the Pom- peiian Room. No cover charge. A la carte service. Louis XVI — No cover charge and dinner $2.50. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. Symphonic sustenance in The Empire Room and Mutschler head ing impeccable service. Dinner $2.50. Chicago Room — Horrmann headwaiter and dinner $1.50. Victorian Room — Mr. Gartmann servicing and dinner $2.00. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. American cooking and many give it that line about being head and shoulders above. Dinner $1.75 and $1.25. SHORELAND HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The summer retreat of the south side. Offering a sum mer garden that's really cool, though somewhat^ limited in space. Suggesting that you 'phone for reservations. Danc ing for private parties and pleasant musi cal reminders during the meal. Dinner $2.00. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL- 1616 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Another choice of the contemporary gourmets and possessing something unnoticeably precise about the service. Hoffman sees to that. Dinners in the main dining room at $1 50 and $2.00. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. Dan Russo's orchestra offers those ulti mate superlatives in rhythm. And, of course, we shan't forget a word about the food. Cover charge 50 cents week days, Saturdays $1.25. Dinners $2.00 and $2.50. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. Ex clusive rendezvous of this moire decade. Dinner $2.50 and no dancing. Langsdors is maitre. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at Oak Street. Superior 2200. One of the bril liant spots of the town during this spar kling season, or any other season. Peter Ferris heading the service in the Main Dining Room— service a la carte. Bill Donahue's orchestra. Cover charge week nights $1.25, Saturday $2.50. Italian Room — dinner $2.00 and no cover charge. SHERMAN HOTEL— North Clark and West Randolph. Franklin 2100. Offer ing few delights during the summer lull. Bal Tabarin and College Inn being closed. The Celtic Room offers a la carte service though no dancing. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Dutch palates dine plenti fully and service one of those divine duties. Grubel will tend your need. Dinner $2.00. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. Gay with summer throngs and resuscitating jaded appetites with charming finesse. Scusser serves — - and well. Dinner $2.00 and no dancing. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Wal ton Place. Superior 4264. The Oriental Room, Town Club, or private party rooms are serviced for any occasion deftly, brilliantly, and ho-ho. Dinner $1.25. ^Dusk Till Dawn CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and Southern cooking, and a new outdoor garden worth a Winchellism. Al Handler's orchestra one of those aids to digestion. Cover charge after nine $1.50. Service a la carte and Gene Harris bowing at your entrance. ROXY CAFE— 79th St. and Stoney Island. Saginaw 2800. No cover charge to din ner, after that $1.50. With service table d'hote. Vin Conley and his Roxy Club orchestra and Bill Kranz tinkling the ivories — passably. CLUB METROPOLE— 2300 S. Michigan. Victory 3400. Art Kasscl and his boop-a- doopahs do turn out some marvelous syn copation. Cover charge after nine $1.00. Dinner $1.50 and $2.00. VILLA VENICE— Milwaukee Ave., at Dcs Plaines River. Wheeling 8. Far and away the best in the present whirl, with the smartest night club entertainers in this mid central prairie. There are some crooning gondoliers and a walk about the grounds at midnight — yes. Cover charge after ten $2.00. Dinners $3.50 and $4.00. CAS A GRANADA— 6800 Cottage Grove Avenue. Dorchester 0074. AI Quodbach offers a new summer garden and Irving Aaronson and his Commanders pushing out some palpable um-de-da. Dinners $2.50 and $3.00. Cover charge $1.00. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd. Victory 7011. Charley Straight and his band veteran favorites at this wee hour casino. Un usual entertainment for this quiet west ern front. Cover charge $1.00 week. Saturdays and Sundays $1.50. LIHCOLH TAVERN— Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1919. No cover charge at this charming joy place. Plenty of musical manna from Tom Gerun and his band and food also mcntionable. Dinners $2.50 and $3.00. Again we repeat no cover charge. COLOSIMO'S— Wabash at 22nd. Calu met 1127. Here the present pungent and f leasing zippery makes a large boom. A a carte service and the couvert charge 50 cents, after nine. DELLS — Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1717. Meats and music on display. Coon-Sanders nighthawk it with deliberate gusto and the gustatory delights are abundant. Dinner $2.50. Cover charge 50 cents during week, Sat' urday and Sunday $1.00. Lunch eon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERTS OLD EHGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. ^ God save King George and St. Hubert's. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wa bash 1088. Up a few flights to plenty of atmosphere and plenty up and up in service. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Appealing to a sophisticated dinner crowd. Who want things their way, and — MAILLARD"S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. Who does not remember this historic name and its happy fulfillment of promised food values year after year. KAU'S-127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. Reading down on the menu leads to some tempting surprises for the German-in clined diner. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. Castilian catering and who ventures out for change of diet will like this place especially. RED STAR INN -1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. Conventional after the Prus sian manner and still blossoming these thirty years. /IM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Sea food and eat hearty, mates. Stay if you will till the rosy- fingcrcd dawn. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. When it's late or early a steak palate will find happy relief at this rendezvous. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. Times have changed under new guidance and when youre rambling in Tower Town — JULIEH'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Mamma Julien beams upon the hungry knights about the round table. Deftly served, a real family meal and confidentially you can eat all you want. BON VIVANT— 4367 Lake Park Avenue. Serving in the French mode and surpris ingly well. L'AIGLOH 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. A New Orleans Parisian cuisine, and one of the better boasts of this restaurant ridden town. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish service and smorgars- brod and you'll remember the time, the place and the food. CIRO'S -18 W. Walton. Delaware 2592. Catering to the haute monde, but even then waiters can be mesmerized. EITEL'S- Northwestern Station. We re peat good restaurants are few and far between. LA TOUR d ' ARGENT— Palmolive build ing and North Michigan. A magnet for many who meander north — north of the Water tower. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. Two places on Mich boul where one hears some smart chatter dur ing the noon day rush. PICADILLY— Fine Arts bldg., S. Michi gan. The fourth floor and easy to find four good reasons for a charming tete-a- tete. HARDIHG'S COLOHIAL TEA ROOM— Wabash south of Madison. Luncheon or tea, very properly serviced and remem bered when one's in a hurry. TWECWICAGOAN 5 SPQHBDIAU AIR RACES The National Air Races to be held at Curtiss-Reynolds Airport at Glenview, Illi nois, offer the tenth anniversary of this classic with every possible event in the aeronautic calendar to last from August 23 to September 1. TENNIS Lawsonia Invitational, Lawsonia Country Club, Green Lake, July 26 to Aug. 2. Beverly Hills Men's Open, Beverly Hills Tennis Club, August 4. Southern Illinois Tournament, Benton, Benton Country Club, Aug. 6. Central Illinois Tournament, Springfield, Aug. 7-9. National Women's Championships, Forest Hills, New York, Aug. 18. Beverly Hills Women's Open, Beverly Hills Tennis Club, August 18. Meeker Trophy, Armour Tennis Club, Chicago, August 18. 17th Annual Labor Day Open, Hamilton Park, Chicago, August 23. National Men's Championships, Forest Hills, New York, Sept. 6. GOLF Chicago District Tournament, Women's Western, Illinois Golf Club, July 28- Aug. 2. Ten Thousand Dollar Open, St. Paul, Aug. 14-16. Western Open, Detroit, Aug. 20-23. POWER BOATS AND SAIL BOATS Lipton and Nutting Cup Races, Chicago Yacht Club, Aug. 14-15-16. Afl Class Regatta at Navy Pier, Columbia Yacht Club, August 23. 19th Annual Triangular Race, Chicago Yacht Club, Aug. 29. Gehrman Trophy, Belmont Harbor, Chicago Yacht Club, August 30-31. Lutz Trophy Races, Jackson Park Yacht Club, Sept. 5-6-7. Richardson Cup Races, Lake Michigan Yachting Assn., Sept. 10-11-12. Great Lakes Championship Star Class, Sheridan Yacht Club, Sept. 11-12-13. Autumn Regatta, All Classes, Navy Pier, Chicago Yacht Club, Sept. 27. HORSE RACING American National Jockey Club, Arlington Heights, 111., June 30-Aug. 2. Chicago Business Men's Racing Assn., Hawthorne, Aug. 4-23. Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, Crete, Illinois, Aug. 25-Sept. 27. ROD AND GUN National Tournament, Buffalo, New York, Aug. 21-23. Lincoln Park Tournament, Lincoln Park Casting Club, Sept. 7. BASEBALL CHICAGO CUBS— Wrigley Field against Cincinnati, July 28, 29; Pittsburgh, Aug. 1, 2, 3; Boston, Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11; Brooklyn, Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15; Phila delphia, 16, 17, 18, 19. CHICAGO WHITE SOX— Comiskey Park against St. Louis, July 30, 31, August 5, 6; Detroit, August 31, Sept. 1; Cleveland, Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7. TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS Police Field Day, sponsoring events for Central A. A. U., Aug. 16-17, at Sol diers Field. Americans vs. British Field Day, sponsored by National A. A. U., at Soldiers Field, Aug. 27. SWIMMING Illinois Athletic Swim Marathon, Chicago lakefront, Aug. 30. »5E 6 TI4ECU1CAGOAN Underwood & Underwood THE DAY DIES The wan night creeps upon the towered town, tall stacks belch their last frail wisps of smoke to fatten the fat clouds and leave uncertain twilight. Water had wedged unbidden way before man came, only the placid pastures grew up with stone and steel to form strange intimacies with the river running near it. A city and its murky mirror reveal the blatant tread-mills of industry soon to be silent when their shrill whistles tell the end of day and soon to quiver with shreds of light against a black sky to tell no end of labor. —DAVID ADAIR Arlington D ETWEEN sixty and seventy-five thousand persons saw U Gallant Fox win the $80,000 Arlington Classic on July 12. A great deal of- money changed hands and no shots were fired. On the contrary, an extremely civilized audience — including two governors and the vice-president — witnessed and enjoyed an extremely civilized sport event under ideal if warm conditions in an enclosure that asks odds of no racing plant under the smiling heavens. Reasons for attending the races at Arlington are many. First, the stables are full of high-class talent and the work of the handicappers is exceedingly competent. Second, it is quite impossible while at Arlington to recall what the morning papers have had to say about the stock market or the Lingle affair. Third, and perhaps most enduringly important, the singularly intelligent piece of legislation authorizing pari-mutuel wagers may be observed in benifi- cent play upon a people who exhibit complete com petency to cope in like moderation with more of the same. We arrive at the suggestion that Mr. Volstead, Miss Boole and their associates be taken for a ride ... to Arlington Park. Amateurism THE gamester that is never entirely submerged in man thrills to victories by Jones, Tilden and Moody. In preserving their amateur status these phenomenal players make it seem possible, almost probable, that any reason ably sound physical and mental specimen among us may acquire, by not unpleasant dilligence, an equivalent supremacy in a given sport. Illogically achieved as it may be, this conviction takes to links, court and field many a confirmed adult whose ultimate days on the clubhouse veranda must be inevitably prolonged as a result of effort induced. An amateur champion is worth an unlimited ton- nage of naval confreres. The thought is a pleasant one to hold, a bouyant influence when bound for Town of a morning, a cheering reflection at business, if any, and a distinct comfort while undergoing luncheon. Only at eve ning does it turn to ashes as the homeward journey is essayed along boulevards flanked by corner-lots once health ily overrun by vigorous young Americans loud at one-ol'-cat but decked out now as putter courses for decadent ladies and gentlemen whose forebears pushed back Lake Michigan. This is the discontent of our summer. Button-Button JS/[R ARTHUR BRISBANE, speaking for New York * * in his widely syndicated editorial column, attributes to Chicago police energy the increase of racketeering in the nation's largest city. Detroit journalists, with a technique less subtle but adequate to their purpose, debits Chicago with initial responsibility for gang gunnings netting ten lives in nine days. Miami press, officialdom and citizenry quite glibly sustain an "of Chicago" reference to Mr. Alphonse Capone despite that wordly individual's very evident and positive preference for Miami, over New York, Philadelphia and even Chicago, as a place of residence. Chicago newspapers, between daily spurts of mutual accu sation, blandly rush to identify as Chicagoans any and all miscreants apprehended or sought for throughout the broad land. Regardless of the presence or lack of merit in racketeering charges made against Chicago reporters by and large, the proposed "house cleaning" of the city rooms appears to be a very good idea. While a turn-over in writing talent probably would not produce essentially better reading mate rial, it might serve the purpose of releasing present encum bents to New York, Detroit and other metropolitan dailies, bringing to Chicago in exchange some of those adroit words- men who so cleverly preserve the apparent civic sanctity of their present places of abode. If American journalism has become a button-button contest, Chicago might as well employ a few crack players. Civilization THERE are sound reasons for becoming enthusiastic about the recent performance of Mr. Wrigley 's National League baseball club. Mr. Coolidge could very sagely devote one of his daily spaces in the Hearst news papers to pointing out that the players were not dis heartened by adversity but had faith in themselves and came through. Warren Brown could write a snappy story about the dugout spirit that made them victorious though death and accident deprived them of two prin cipal contributors to field strength and morale. But this is merely the old story of gameness, falling naturally under the general heading of hero stuff. It's been done before. A more engaging aspect of their triumph is provided not by the Cubs at all but by the public to whose diver sion their efforts are dedicated. A change has taken place here. When, in the 1900's, the Cubs were momen tarily low in the percentage column, Chicago was low in spirit. When the Cubs were leading their league the city was gay. From April to October baseball just about paced the pulse of the Town. Nowadays, due to a notable broadening of interests, a ball club is important just so long as it wins and no longer. Let it drop to third or fourth position and no one bothers to remember anything at all about it. There are other pastimes to turn to and the turning is untinged by the slightest regret, rather the reverse. The lively ball may have something to do with it but we prefer to credit civilization. 8 That Old Indian Feeling The feeling of padding along as lightly as a cat . . . the knowledge that your shoes couldn't be smarter . . . A difficult combination to have on a golf course . . . Difficult, at least, until this shoe came along . . . weighing only 8/4 ounces . . . the light est, for a golf shoe, in history . . . and combining cotton tweed with calf . . . with a crepe rubber sole . . . This is Sportiva. Saks-Fifth Avenue North Michigan at Chestnut TUECUICAGOAN CHICAGO'S UNLIVELY ARTS A Sober Consideration of the Somewhat Civic Scene CHICAGO, you may remember, "has grown more in 100 years than Paris in 2,000." Wasn't it Jester Riq. who came across with the fine re tort to the billboard, "Grown more what?" Certainly not grown more art. At that Chicago is arty enough to boast an art magazine; namely, the weekly eruption of C. J. Bulliet and colleagues financed by chain-journalist Shafer. This esthetic supplement cham pions modernism in painting and sculp ture while it quaintly maintains a page or two towards the back dealing with antique furniture and fixtures. If the Samuel Johnson of Wacker Drive fights a brave battle for expressionism in the "pure" arts, from the broader (and nar rower) point of view of municipal esthetics his aggressiveness leaves some thing to be desired. The machine age which inspires Picasso to eke out his abstractions in paint with metal wheels and wooden levers has reached such a stage of monstrous growth that it cries out for artistic interpretation. It is too late in the world's history to regard Art, deified by that capital A, as standing By LAWRENCE MARTIN NOTE: Professor at Northwest ern University and Lecturer in the School of Contemporary Thought on McKinlock Campus, the author founds a charmingly placid positive- ness of expression upon a back ground of unquestionable authority. even primarily for paint-patches on canvas, however post-Cezannesque they may be. In the battle for the artistic rehabilitation of Chicago Mr. Bulliet's Art World could do a big job. In the traditional major arts Amer ica has always been an imitator; it still is. For Chicago's meager contribution to painting and sculpture the interested reader is referred to a piece of one chapter of Mr. Bulliet's book, Apples and Madonnas. This work may be bor rowed from the White House, for ac cording to the author Mr. Hoover is not likely to be reading it. THIS is a world of things, and in the new materialism spawned by the machine, America leads. It is in objects of utility, therefore, and espe cially in machine-made objects, that we must look for the future of American art. To quote Paul Frankl, "Art is not alone restricted to the brush of a Ru bens or a Rembrandt or to any picture mounted in a gold frame, but it can also be achieved with the aid of a machine." Shamefully enough, the machine age does not get itself most competently ex pressed in the United States. Holland builds more and better modernistic houses, France makes better posters and furniture, and Chicago and New York copy the show-windows of Berlin and London. Ours is a business civilization, and we had better make the best of it. When Norman Bell-Geddes last year went in for designing weighing ma chines, beds, and show windows, it was a more hopeful sign for American cul ture than all the copying of French and German expressionism turned out on the easels from Woodstock, New York, to Taos, New Mexico. Put your hope and your money on the place where esthetics intersects business and the practical life. As it happens, of the major arts we 10 TWECMICAGOAN do best in architecture, for we are a nation of builders. Some of our hap piest art expression has been a by-prod uct of honest engineering. Thomas Tallmadge of the North Shore would have us believe that we do today lead the world in architecture. The sky scraper is our sensational contribution, especially in its post-war manifesta tions. The 333, Palmolive, and Daily News buildings are Chicago's best ex amples — too few, considering the num ber of new towers that have lately climbed toward the sky. There may be more, but if so their personalities are hidden in the super-packing-box welter of the Loop. Had The Tribune chosen Saarinen's daring conception to work into stone instead of the Hood-Howells shaft of military Gothic, the skyline of the city that grew faster than Paris would probably be far different today, perhaps far grander, certainly far more twentieth century. For the Finn's de sign, which as a mere paper thing in fluenced many architects, would as an actual building have stimulated them to finer endeavors. Among the lesser structures in the modern style deserving of notice are the Pierce-Arrow building and show rooms at 26th and Michigan, the Michigan Square building and court, the Pick wick cinema in Park Ridge, and in Evanston the Marshall Field branch store and the Bell Telephone building. Casual reading of such magazines as The Architectural Record and Adver tising and Selling stirs a conviction that America has entered into a period of artistic renaissance. The movement, or what there is of it, manifested itself first in women's dress, automobile bodies, magazine advertising, and the industrial use of color. Roughly the movement may be said to have attained new impetus when, a couple of years ago, H. L. Mencken got his portrait painted in red pants. Then came the discovery that skyscrapers could be ef fectively lighted up, and that Gordon Craig might be applied to the shop window. SLOWLY the idea penetrated the craniums of hard-headed business men that good design might pay. But not until artists invaded the industrial and commercial fields. Among the leaders who have climbed down from ivory towers and up into skyscrapers are Rockwell Kent, Bruno Paul, Paul Frankl, Norman-Bel Geddes, Frederick Kiesler, Joseph Sinel, and Lucien Bern- hard. Not one of these has anything to do with the metropolis of the middle west. Their activities have New York as a base. They found an industrial world in which, apart from some handicrafts, automobiles, women's clothes, and a few chosen manufactures such as glass ware and textiles, machines-made ob jects were not only devoid of beauty but of intelligent utilitarian design. As a result of their endeavors we are now more or less conscious that oil-pumps, letterheads, cameras, bubbly fountains, bathtubs, Pullman cars, typewriters, cartons, posters, and trade-marks can be made not only good and true but beau tiful. No such artistic energy radiates from Chicago, although we have here some excellent artists and designers, men like Ianelli, Edgar Miller, John Norton, Frank Sohn, Faidy, Diem, Schultz, Rindskopf, and V. Hannell. They are doing things, but not enough of them. Our local manufacturers have not been sufficiently jolted. What is the matter? Are the things true that Andre Siegfried has said of the middle west and Count Keyscrling has said of Chicago? Are we really artistic only in our political hokum and our gang lore? Of course— but why? One lack is in organization, leader ship, and effective propaganda. CONSIDER the Art Institute. It has a school of industrial arts with a formidable enrollment. Students there often execute, as part of their work, designs for enlightened local manufacturers. But something more than this sporadic activity is needed. Last year New York's Metropolitan Museum showed an International Ex hibition of Glass and Rugs. Back of it were the American Federation of Arts and the General Education Board, and its object was "to further public recognition of the value of art in life." In due course this exhibition came to the Art Institute. What was good enough for New York did not make the grade in Chicago; the exhibition was given a stingy showing, and most of the rugs were not even unpacked. In the opinion of Art Institute authori' ties, the objects lacked artistic merit. The Institute is an excellent head' quarters for the art objects of petrified ages, but from the contemporary it shies very much as a spinster shies from Cabell's Jurgen. Public library spin- stcrs, however, have developed from sullen rxx)k keepers to propagandists for reading, and a library is now actually an institution for making reading pre' vail. Most art museums are still in a primitive stage, the Art Institute among them; they are passive, not dynamic. It is true they give lectures in art ap- preciation, the standard Lorado Taft sort of thing, supplemented by con- ducted trips through the galleries. It is true they show children how pottery and engravings are made. Perhaps they even go so far as to include, in an off wing, two or three period rooms. But exhibits of industrial arts — heavens, no! There is one radical museum in the country. It is in Newark, and under the leadership of John Cotton Dana it has done valiant work in bringing to the attention of artists, of the public, and of manufacturers, that there really is such a thing as contemporary Ameri can applied and industrial art. What the Newark Museum was doing in 1912 the Chicago Art Institute will not yet be doing in 1932 — giving to the people an art sense through the show- ing of common household objects, and by this means helping to make life in the city "more gracious and more liv able." THERE is in Chicago also an AssO' ciation of Arts and Industries, composed of manufacturers and artists, and of laymen interested in the applied arts peculiar to a machine age. This Association has done what in literature is called yeoman service, but it is lost in the general fog of indifference. It has managed to raise a sum approximat' ing $360,000, the income of which goes toward the support of the Art Insti' tute's industrial school. But that school [continued on page 3 5] TI4ECUICAG0AN n *• ' • * «r« 1,5. »i^ PLANET PAGEJNTR Y Victor Haveman, who learned photography as well as fencing and the gentler graces in czaristic Moscow, has caught with his strikingly mod- em lens the Zeiss projector that is heart and soul of the celestial drama unfolded to daily increasing multitudes at the Adler Planetar- ium. Carl Zeiss of Jena is sole manufacturer of the device, Chicago possessing the single one in America until a second is completed for forward-looking Philadelphia 12 TUEOJICAGOAN Approval of the masses, a practically unanimous sentiment , finds voice, four times out of five, in the classic "zin't it lovely?" And thus did Artist Nesbit come upon Art ist Haveman and Isabel Witteck in casual con templation of the skill fully conterfeited uni verse STAR GAZERS Unlike Mr. Have* whose reflex to plaM ium wonders is maW ized on the precd page, Philip Nesv found his interest en* engaged, as atways, * the plain people of «J* there have been sew be so many. The a0 lady above is all ov& place, says Mr. Nesfo multiple counterpart- TWCCMICAGOAN 13 TOWN TALK Thompson Seton on Indians — "Liberty's" Pursuit of Happiness —Miss Wilbur 6r> Dr. Jones — Gang "Heroes" &P the Typical Chicagoan —House Horses —Drama Prohibition — A Cautious Linn Overture [Our five year old daughter Carroll just now startled us by saying, "I can make up a poem." She then recited the following lines in what, it seems to us, is just the spirit of this dashing department.] Here come the cucumbers. On with the dance! Tom-Tom Tom-Tom Y'AHS and y'ahs ago (we've been listening to Admiral By'd) a flurry, almost amounting to a blizzard, was caused in lit'ry circles when the author Ernest Seton Thompson sud denly changed his name to Ernest Thompson Seton. We've just seen Mr. Seton, and intended to ask him why he bothered to couple his cars in the differ ent order. As it happened, the noted writer (it was at a Cliff Dwellers luncheon in his honor) made such a speech about the Message of the Red Man that the canoe of our curiosity was completely carried away on the tidal wave of his elo quence. We have never heard the late Theodore Roosevelt speak, but imagine he must have been a paleface beside Seton defending the noble aborigine. Before he concluded, we were eager to buy at least a dozen bottles of the old Indian recipe, gathered by the light of the hunter's moon from herbs, roots, and tubers. The Indian medicine men, we learned, were really pretty good doc tors; and when the red men, captured by the whites, developed tuberculosis and were released to go home to die, the medicine men fixed them up in no time by prescribing outdoor life and sunlight therapy among the pines and the hemlocks. Mr. Seton declared the scent of the pines is itself a' disinfec tant and antiseptic, a new one on us. The tom-tom men also cured rheuma tism by a few minutes in a sweat'lodge, which we hope sounds prettier in Indian. The patient entered this lodge and the braves outside, after heating large stones till they were very hot, rolled By RICHARD ATWATER them down a chute in the wall. The patient, inside, poured pails of water onto the hot stones as they rolled in, thus causing heap steam. After fifteen minutes of this treatment, which Dr. Rube Goldberg might well envy, the patient rushed out of the steam cham ber and jumped into ten foot of ice water; was pulled out, vigorously mas saged and put to sleep in blankets. Indian divorces were equally simple. The squaw merely collected her spouse's belongings inside the tepee, threw them outside, kicked the brave out with them, pointed her arm to the horizon and said, "Get." The ex-hus' band got, and the divorce was consid ered consummated. There were, how ever, few Indian divorces. Some time ago, perhaps even before Mr. Seton Thompson became Mr. Thompson Seton, he was casting about for a hero to drape his woodcraft ideals around. First he considered Robin Hood, undoubtedly an outof doorsman ; but decided that this Hood was after all only an early English Jesse James. Then he picked King Arthur, but dis covered that boys look on King Arthur as a pansy when compared to Lancelot. Finally it came to him that Chief Tecumseh was a beau ideal of wood- crafters and red men. Seton, like Tecumseh, believes in the nationaliza tion of real estate. Meanwhile he owns a ranch in New Mexico. New Mexico has a state law against hitch hikers, whom Mr, Seton also dis likes. They disregard this ordinance, however, when it's an Indian who re quests a ride in your car. Indians are splendid automobile guests, and say "Thank you" when they disembark. Which reminds us of an anecdote we lately heard elsewhere. The usual dusty wayfarer had gestured with his thumb, and the kindly driver paused to pick him up. "Have you a footwarmer in your car?" asked the hitch hiker. "Why, no," admitted the autoist. "Then I will wait and ride with somebody else," said the hitch hiker, motioning the autoist to pass on, and not be standing there obstructing de luxe traffic. Win Big Money THE "L" station humorist who pencils mustaches on billboard bathing-girl faces has at last come into his own. Five hundred dollar prizes are now awarded weekly for work of this sort, which can be done in your spare time. This offer, made by a magazine which at this rate will pass not only the Saturday Evening Post in 1935 but the Congressional Record, hits us as the greatest stride taken in the history of circulation promotion dodges since the invention of the free bicycle. It is not yet known what the great men and women whose faces are offered by this magazine for improvement think of this hilarious idea. Is there nothing similar this department can do to increase its thinking readers? Your Riq is thinking seriously of giv ing away a free pair of scissors with each number of Town Talk, so that subscribers can cut paper dolls out of our paragraphs. Preferably before reading them. 'Wild Onion" Cocktail MEANWHILE the best we can offer is Milton Fairman's recipe for a new Chicago cocktail, said by this chef to be very smooth, tasteful, and efficacious. One ounce French vermouth; one ounce rum; one ounce orgeat; a few drops of lemon juice, a dash of An gostura bitters, a dash of maraschino; two or three crushed preserved onions. Add ginger ale and either turn on or off the radio, it doesn't matter. Love Call "^T^HE Big Business Man from 1 New York," narrates Antonia, "was, as he put it, slightly crocked, but 14 TUECMICAGOAN "EX-GOLFER Those eminent pronouns. He. She and It, have been netted, carded and filed by Artist Rawson in the amusing if not particularly understandable throes of their current dementia The forgetful gentleman who lets go a perfect 250-yard drive The untimely end of a reasonably promising Summer romance not enough to make him forget he'd promised to call his wife on long dis tance. When the call came through he inquired of the telephone, 'Hello, is that you, Joan?' It must have been Joan, because he announced with the satisfied air of one whose duty is well done, 'Check and double check,' and hung up the receiver." Word Coiner A LOCAL celebrity whom we have often mentioned in admiration was bragging over a phrase he had, he said, invented. "I thought," objected the adjacent gentleman, "the word you are famous for inventing was the expression 'I.' " W\ T>r. Joneses Sesquicentennial IT'S always a romantic moment when we see Susan Wilbur, The Chica- GOAn's charming book critic. The first time we met Susan we were on a honeymoon; the latest was at a recent tea for Llewellyn Jones on his 46th happy birthday. The tea was drip cof fee, Dr. Jones pouring, not to say drip ping, for he drips his own. Miss Wilbur remarked on Mr. Riq's increased cheerfulness since he left the newspaper business via a fourth floor window, and in token of our new cheer we promised Llewellyn a paragraph as a birthday present. He said he'd rathe- have a paragraph than a pair o' crutches. But we refused to sympath ize with this veteran Manxman's se- nectitude : he looks not a morning older than 30, and we noticed Miss Wilbur had inserted only 12 candles in his natal cake, doubtless a pretty conjugal jest at his mental age. Dr. Jones' sesquicentennial tea was graced, among many other notables, by a church organist named Mr. Manual. He failed to smoke one of his pipes, but his name consoled us. Chicago in 7 Sandwiches WE had quite a discussion with John ("Unofficial Coroner") Drury, reporter and author, over Dr. Jones' sandwiches. Mr. Drury was in a much impressed condition, having just learned his Daily T^ews colleague, Robert Andrews, was about to throw away his movie rights to a recent serial, Three Girls Lost, for a miserly $7,500. We somehow suspect Mr. Drury would now like to write a Chicago story, and offer the title, Red Riding Hoodlum. Drury, who, like us, is fascinated by the Chicago scene, but is one killing up on us as an actual witness, was wondering who of the gangsters will live in literature as the Town's Captain Kidd. We doubted if any of them were very romantic, suggesting that to us, at least, the epic figure is that of the Tribune reporter whose death set the city by the ears. Next to the shot that was heard around the world, we recall nothing in American history that has had so thoroughly resounding and last ing an echo. Have not emperors died with briefer fanfares? Our memory of history, however, is slipping. We were unable to tell Drury whether Lingle's last words were "L'Etat, e'est moi" or "Apres moi, le deluge." John then interviewed us on the question, Who is the typical Chica- goan? Our first guess was George Wharton; Mr. Drury suggesting as a possible alternate U. J. ("Sport") Her mann, or even Mayor Thompson. Maybe we should open a contest over this. Who, in your opinion, is the typical Chicagoan? We would espe cially like to hear from George Whar ton on this. And we learned an open letter to us was lately printed in a contempo rary; our marked copy apparently hav ing been mislaid in the mail (we spent a summer at the Dunes last week). TMCCWICAGOAN 15 The once true golfer whose equipment zvas a requisite to form What probably occurs after and if a confirmed addict goes to sleep The Tower Town matter again. It was Mrs. Bost who invented the name (not Mrs. Gross, as that inefficient in strument, the telephone, misled us to believe) in 1922. And Charles Col lins, who used the name Tower Town in our Pillar and in Curtis' Saturday Evening Post in 1922, concedes the lady priority. We trust that settles that. hBTK Sex and Telephones DIAL phones, they are saying, were invented by a thoughtful New Yorker who got out a lot of census tables and calculated that, with the old central operator system in force, a time would come (was it 1945?) when there v/ouldn't be enough girl babies born to operate the switchboards. At first we didn't see why telephones should increase in number faster than the female inhabitants using them. Then we recalled, and we hope this will help you, that whether or not more women than men use telephones, they certainly talk longer on them. Owing to the census, the number of girl babies in the United States increases every ten years. The more women there are in the world, the longer they will talk on the telephones, consequently the fewer telephones there will need to be. Is this clear? We mean that when one phone is thus used for so long a time, other phones that might have been called for shorter conversations are dur ing this time silent and so unnecessary. This is known as space consuming matter. If the census should suddenly work the other way, the effect would be just the same. Were there fewer girls born, there would be fewer girls to call gen tlemen up on the phone and say "Guess who this is." Anyway, statistics or no statistics, the phone company knew what it was doing when it took the central girls out of the switchboards. Now these girls have to buy phones of their own instead of talking all day on Mr. Bell's time. Except in Washing ton, D. C, where the senators thought the new dial phones were infernal ma chines, and had them taken out. We don't know the statistics about girl babies born in Washington, D. C, although we can think of a book about one of them. Chicago Americana GET this, Mencken. From a learned editorial in the Evening American, on the news that Athens, Greece, is to have its first American skyscraper : "What was Athens in the daye of Pericles, after all, compared to the av erage American city? There was not a garage in it, and the Acropolis did not have a single hot dog stand or a filling station. "But there is still time for improve ment." zJlfusic Haters HER smaller sister and a visiting Tot asked Doris to read them a fairy story. How about the story of Hansel and Gretel, asked Doris, who is much entranced with this tale because a certain familiar tune from that opera is one of two she has just learned to pick out on the piano. Hansel and Gretel would do very well. So Doris got out the Grimm's book and read aloud, to the Tots' great satisfaction, until she came to where it said, "And the children sang a song." Whereupon Doris put the book down, went proudly to the piano, and started to one-finger the Humperdinck melody as her musical interpretation of what the children sang. It was then that the fight began. The Tots wanted to be read to. Mother, Doris won't read us the story. But Mother, I am reading them the story and this is what the children sang. Mother, make Doris stop playing what the children sang and make her read us the story. Thump. Whack. Tinkle. Wham. Shouts. Tears. Slaps. Yells. Later, we suggested to Doris she had better wait till she can get Mrs. Marx Obendorfer's old job on WMAQ sup plying musical interpretations of the opera. Then, if her smaller sister and the neighbor's Tots don't like it, at least they won't be up in the studio where they can throw chairs over as a form of criticism. This Honest World TFIEN there's the gent who got himself made a hatful of lead slugs, not the usual nickel phone size, but the dimensions of a quarter dollar. For playing the slot machines. We're not worried about how many real quarters he drew from the Towns gambling boxes by this device, but are sympathetically interested in the plight of the gent who followed him at these machines. It would be disconcerting to 16 TWECUICAGOAN invest a dozen or two silver quarters, finally click the lucky three bananas, and reach out your hand for a deluge of lead slugs. w\ The Horse as a House Pet and Modern Warfare NOTING that our and Lewis In stitute's Dr. David Boder is be ing taken up by the other columnists, we nevertheless attempted to secure the usual exclusive (till reprinted) inter view with the wizard this week. As it happened, several other schizophrenics were present at the Hi- Cat club lunch and our report of recent develop ments in experimental psychology may be a trifle scrambled. "Is it true," we queried Boder, "that cats are color blind?" "It is not possible to say," the Doc tor told us, "until some means is dis covered by which colors may be tried on them which, while different in tint, will have the same degree of brightness. Bees, however, may be trained to eat honey from blue and not from pink plates." "Which," interrupted Mr. Philip Morris, "are more intelligent, cats, dogs, or horses?" Dr. Boder started to tell of the edu cated horse which got silly when its master's face was hid behind a screen, but Mr. Morris could not wait. "Has any one," he wanted to know now, "ever tried to make a house pet of a horse?" The conversation became general. Would a house remain a house after a horse was in it? Dr. V. L. Sherman, also of Lewis Institute, was sure if you chased a refractory horse about the house that at least the horse could not hide under the bed. We decided the conversation was becoming unscientific. "Our Doris," we said, "has just taken her first asthma test. She is found to be sensitive to chicken feathers, cat fur, tobacco smoke and Camembert cheese." This bon mot caused a round of ap plause, and reminded Dr. Boder of his experiences in the Russian army. Il lustrating the efficiency of modern war fare, he told of the time his regiment was sent up front to replace another. Boder, in charge of the engineering detachment, and in need of phone facil ities, suggested to the withdrawing- Colonel that instead of the latter 's tak ing up his nine miles of phone wire, Boder would give him the equivalent in already rolled spools and take over the existing line. "No," said the Colonel. "I have orders to take up my wire, and you won't get it." So Boder went to the private soldiers about to take up the old line. "While you are about it," he suggested, "can't you install my new wire as you take up yours? I will give you my already rolled spools of wire as you start, and your work will thus be as hard or easy as you please." "We will compromise," said the re tiring engineer after a few moments of Russian thought. "We will accept your spools, and we will also obey our Colonel's order to take up our wire. We will remove a half mile of wire at one end and a half mile at the other end of the line, and you can later at tach your line to the eight miles of wire that we leave." Which was done. 'How about the bees?" asked Mr. Philip Morris. "What bees?" asked Dr. Boder with his best professional look. "Derbies?" vn A Tip for Richard ROBERT J. CASEY, the explorer, is said to be the only Chicagoan with the fortitude to beard the epi grammatic waiter, Richard Schneider, in his Schlogl's den. It is Casey's de light to roar quaint orders and bellow fantastic expostulations at the delighted Richard, who normally tyrannizes smil ingly over his famous table and told Thornton Wilder what to eat when Wilder had other ideas. Casey, on his way back to Town from Easter Island, should appear shortly at Schlogl's; and we herewith suggest to Richard a slight jest of pos sibly even better possibilities than this initial plan. The general idea is to serve Mr. Casey with a dish of red raspberries, containing at least one agile and visible insect of a similar color. Mr. Casey can be depended on to bang on the table and shout for the waiter when he discovers the insect. "Ah, Mr. Casey," Richard is then to comment. "Have you not heard of vitamines? Fruit, Mr. Casey, is rich in vitamines, and do not be complain ing when you see one hopping about among your raspberries." Rescuing the Drama CJ. BULLIET, the play and art • critic, has an unusual idea to help the show business back to its lost heights. [This is apparently our mil lion dollar idea for this week.] It's to close all the theaters in the country for fifteen years. This was actually done, reminds the critic, in England under the Puritans; it resulted in a great revival of inter est in the drama, and better plays too. As this isn't England, a prohibition of plays would probably get results quicker than fifteen years. Bootleg theatricals. Down the alley, through the basement tunnel to the barred door, push the concealed buzzer three times, and see Hamlet. \*\ Social Adjustment THE new psychology is being dis covered by practising mothers. Such a lady, who brought a pair of lively sons to the Dunes, became in dignant when a neighbor tried to stop the boys from sundry ingenious devil tries such as taking the front steps apart and hammering up the door so she couldn't get out. "You should not interfere," ex plained this mother, "with children's construction instinct. And they must be let alone to find out things for them selves. Punishing a child for a natural curiosity has gone out of fashion. I always allow my children to adjust themselves to the world." It was our genial friend, Dr. Leonard Charpier's idea, when he heard of the new child psychology, that he would like to be watching, at a safe distance, when the boys adjusted themselves to a Dune skunk. Scoop AS hardboiled a newspaper story as we've found in years is the novel called "Scoop," and published, of all places, in Boston. Its entertaining anecdotes do not, however, include the time during the early days of the great war when the screamer GERMAN SUBMARINE SIGHTED OFF WAUKEGAN startled our citizens across the front pages of two Chicago evening papers. It was a dull day at the Federal building, one who is now a city editor tells us; and a young reporter named B. Hecht thought it would enliven the tedium of his trade if he and our in formant should telephone in to their desks a playful narrative of how a Long Rakish Craft had appeared some where in the lake. Half an hour later, the German Submarine headlines were darkening the Loop streets; the reqkless reporters were quite awed by the 10,11- TI4E04ICAGOAN 17 expected success of their hoax; and somebody on the City Press was fired for allowing himself to be scooped on the Big Story. And it is only fair to the City Press to add that they reinstated their man, when Von Tirpitz did not subsequent ly bombard the City Hall from his long low rakish craft off Waukegan. These Cautious Columnists JAMES WEBER LINN in his Herald and Examiner column confesses his present policy is to "remain cautious in the extreme." Such, alas, is the policy of most columnists in these de cadent days; it is the policy by which the Vicar of Brae remained the Vicar of Brae; but it is not the spirit of sprightly independence we have en joyed all these years in our comrade's previously untamed department. A cautious Linn? One might as well imagine a cautious Lion. Such a policy should expire at an early date, and we trust our colleague will return by next Monday to the hungry jungle roars which have so long made our daily turning to his printed cage an anxious delight. Bite us again, Weber, bite us again! Note Book THE thoughtful drug clerk who, tipped off that the place was to be raided by G men, moved 8 gallons of alky from the basement to a neighbor ing radio shop and told the surprised electrician here's the distilled water for your storage batteries but for goodness sake don't use it or you'll ruin the batteries . . . "Glad to let you know," writes Meyer Levin from France, "that for the nonce I'm not raising oranges in Palestine but puppets in Paris. The difference is chiefly in the stuffing" . . . The cute blonde devil of Three Girls Lost will turn virtuous in this fall's serial sequel . . . Has your paper a gangland reporter, we asked a member of one not yet in sinuated against. Yes, he said, but he hasn't shown up since Lingle was killed . . . Arthur Sheekman, gone celluloid, may do a New York letter on the side for a Chicago paper ... If you ever get in a scrap with a steel mills worker, don't waste time punching him in the solar plexus. Their tummy muscles, Joe Ator tells us, get as hard as the steel they lift . . . Two eminent Town sopranos en gaged in an impromptu singing duel at a recent late apartment party. Next door neighbors didn't complain, but a hotel halfway down the street did and the wagon came at 2 a. m. for the opera warblers. Sic semper sopranis, cries Tiny Tim . . . Collier s political expert concedes Illinois to J. Hamilton Lewis this fall . . . The handwriting, expert of the locally edited Real Detective Tales is the life of any party, and Cecil C. ("Bunker") Bean, who taught English at Minnesota when we did and moved to the A. M. A. Journal offices here some time ago, has gained 30 pounds since associating with Drs. Morris Fish- bein and Arthur Cramp . . . Listen for the wedding bells of Francis Coughlin, whom we are always tempted to call Francisco Ughlin. Former literary editor of The Chica- GOAN, he's the Times' new columnist and a lusty addition to the fraternity . . . The Smart Set will turn smart again . . . Some dogs just won't learn. Ray Florentine's collie at the Dunes has just caught his third polecat . . . How about requesting a reprint of McCutcheon's Injun Summer cartoon, asks a wag. What we want just now is a new run of Chic\ie in the Amerv can. We still haven't read it . . . Our congratulations to the writer of the patent medicine headline, seen in the Tribune: "New Kind of Salts Taking Country by Storm" . . . The new "hit of the week" phonograph records are of durium, said to be indestructible. What a world . . . Earl Carroll, whose Vanities were lately raided by a Manhattan police man sensitive to nudity, had turned down a Lingle scene for the same show because he was afraid of it . . . Edu cated Negroes lose that sense of rhythm, says a dancing teacher ... It ought to be "as busy as a one-man bus driver and coin-changer with the hives." Q^ % } ". . . but hay fever is so easily mistaken for passion" $sfiL> PO Ah PAD I Something of the best in Ec been retained by Benjamin A Paddoc^ and something of t exterior and interior forms 0. in these finely wrought photo in turf history, Arlington Pd tion in point of exclusive p& ST ID )OCK irly American architecture has Marshall in designing Post and he strict consonance between ¦id- details have been reflected s by Trowbridge. Still young ¦*\ enjoys a venerable distinc tronage. 20 TMtCMICAGOAN DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK LOUIS EKSTEIN: Invincible impresario of Ravinia, the man who made the choic est opera available to all the people, of unconquerable conviction that all the peo ple are grateful though thousands of dol lars have flowed from his own pocket to sustain the ideal, bringing to Chicago during the last eighteen summers the apex artists of opera and tasteful programs of music classics; decorated by the kingdom of Italy and the republic of France for his note worthy solicitude for the arts; in mind an executive, at heart an artist; director of banks and buildings; publisher of maga zines; redeemer of Chicago's summer months. DOROTHY ALDIS: Daughter of the dynamic James Keeley and wife of promi nent Chicago realtor, Graham Aldis; poetess and authoress whose contributions have graced the better known publications of the country; maker of detective stories; moulder of fashion hints; at one time an ad copy writer and cited for efficiency and keeness of business sense; globe trotter, trekking the remote places and returning to tell an eager radio audience about them; mother of four; an artist unaffected by her exceptional abil ities; the world will hear more and be happy to listen. ROBERT PATTERSON LAMONT: The reigning Secretary of Commerce, who re signed the presidential powers with Ameri can Steel Foundries to go to Washington and help Hoover put over prosperity; dropped his collegiate toga and mortar board to assume engineering duties of the World's Fair of '93, since then holding no small corner on the fame market; scholastic philanthropist, many colleges cheering him as their alma benefactor; erstwhile vice- president of the U. S. Chamber of Com merce; winner of the Distinguished Service medal for his memorable services to Amer ica when the moiling Mars ravaged Europe; prominent clubman and a list of them in part; Chicago, Old Elm, Onwentsia, Uni versity, Shore Acres; a man of unquestion able optimism; a director sure and sane about his directions. ARTHUR HOLLY COMPTON: Profes sor of Physics at University of Chicago; awarded the Nobel prize in 1927 for his discoveries ancnt the X-Ray and the young' est winner of this seal of greatness; a world traveler and a scientific prophet; much- quoted savant and much-sought authority; has lectured in Stockholm and the isolated Punjab; elected to membership in the Gug genheim Foundation for Scientific Research and Italy's royal National Society, who list Galileo and Colonna as former members; discoverer of various antics of the atoms, which prompted him to defend the idea of God in science, MARY E. McDOWELL : Biographed as the "Duchess of Bubbly Creek" for her dauntless keeping of a social light-house these fifty years or more; known as the "Garbage Lady ' because as a member of this city's waste commission, she championed the cause of a cleaner Back o' the Yards; introduced on the political platform as "Fightin' Mary" where, as an independent and progressive, she harangued the hoi polloi for help in her settlement work; director of numerous social reforms; fairy god-mother to a million home less waifs; prominent wherever social work ers discussed their settlements; feted by kings and kingdoms where her name has been used as a synonym for charity. TUECWICAGOAN 21 "CLEVER, MY DEAR WATSON" Further Disclosures Marking the Unofficial Return of Sherlock Holmes By A. S. CHAPMAN SHERLOCK and Watson and Col onel Goddard entered St. Hubert's for luncheon. Holmes knew all about the mutton chop and ordered for two. Watson gave little thought to the menu. They were on their way to see Pacini and his laboratories. "Where did this Pacini come into prominence, Col. Goddard?" asked Watson. "That I couldn't say — but I know that for years he has been known by more than one detective on the New York force. Perhaps the Skull Murder was the one thing that put wings on his fame. I cudgled this story from him some time ago and it's worth the wait over our cups." "It's strange, Colonel," interposed Sherlock, "that London marvels at our methods after hearing about some of these new means of crime solution." "Well, Sherlock, the whole world is on the best track at present for crime reduction and no country has any mon opoly on the exhaustive scientific meth ods of analysis. Dr. Pacini is further ing a science that many men are eager to develop and he is not alone in his field. But to return to the Skull Mur der. Pacini's father was a sculptor, a good one and a master of anatomy. Perhaps this is why Pacini did not smile when the Bureau of Identifica tion on the New York force were side- split over receiving a skull and a piece of an axle that had apparently been responsible for the dent in the skull. Pacini and his father sought to mould the features of the skull according to the accepted dimensions of facial con formations. In the evolution of the clay about the skull, it assumed, and decidedly so, the appearance of an Italian. Two glass eyes and some black hair were added. The face was then colored and photographed. All very good but where and what and when? Pacini had more ideas. A lengthy visit to the neighborhood where the skull had been found brought a response from an old Italian wash-woman: 'Why, that's De Rosa. He been away for two years.' Seems uncanny doesn't it — but from then on, the old army game was all that was necessary. A few of De Rosa's friends and a few of his enemies were rounded up. They were led into NOTE: This series, begun before Sir Conan Doyle's untimely death, is terminated with this installment. a room where the skull gleamed forth from a slit in a black curtain. A large light played upon the ghastly clay, now green, now purple, always challenging and the men in blue waited. The friends and enemies of De Rosa filed through the room and no one was stoical enough to remain unnerved, each one was affected in some manner or other. But one man collapsed. A short session with the boys who run the triple degree and the word 'Un solved' was erased from a certain rec ord in the Bureau of Identification. Pacini has been a figure of no slight proportion in criminal research work since that case and none to deny him honor." "Egad, no," chirped Holmes, "I im agine that I would have avoided a case like that or saved the skull and let the museum have it after I'd gone and no questions to answer. I'm anxious to meet this man, what say, Watson?" Watson agreed. And so after Sherlock was con vinced, and Watson with him, that America has good mutton, they joined Colonel Goddard en route to the Pacini Laboratories. Colonel Goddard was besieged with questions until they turned Madison at Clinton and not a little relieved when he delivered his two charges and a little speech on the inside of the Pacini threshold. "Dr. Pacini, we hope we can steal vour afternoon. Holmes and Watson have journeyed a few thousand miles to track down these criminal research methods at Northwestern. They've come and seen and been conquered and they won't leave before they've seen some of your work with the violet ray." "Delighted, Colonel Goddard, and if you can make your way past this row of apparatus and testing instruments, you'll all be up in the front line trench of my test-room." Pacini is a student and teacher, sci entist and humorist, gentleman and statistician. As he led the way through his conference room to the laboratory, he appeared a typical man of science, his sharp features not a little unlike the finely chiseled Sherlock. He spoke from the beginning as one who is in the know. ' i ' | " HE value of ultra violet rays has I been known for years. Only of late have they been brought to a profit able specialisation in crime work. The violet ray may determine cases of poi soning far quicker than the use of chem istry, and often where chemistry fails because of insufficient material evi- 22 TMECUICAGOAN dence, the violet ray will find the answer." He took a handkerchief from his pocket while Watson still fumbled with his notes and Sherlock with a wide space between his lips. Pacini spoke with a convincing precision. "We will suppose the police pick up this handkerchief at the scene of a mur der. It's just an ordinary handkerchief and no tell-tale mark upon it. The police find another handkerchief in the pocket of the murdered man and con clude, for the sake of a conclusion, that the murderer dropped the handker chief. The police bring this handker chief to me and ask for any possible hints or a clue to ownership. I place it under the invisible light rays and look." The room was in darkness. The handkerchief fell on the table under the violet ray, a piece of white cloth but at one end a marked fluorescence shimmered in silvery blue; not a lumi nous spot but just the suggestion of light. "We may conclude from what we see that something has been added to the handkerchief which may lead to a clue, something that would be destroyed with chemical analysis. When this small residue is placed under the spec troscope, a very technical machine and something that might require the after noon to explain, it is possible to deter mine from the markings upon the spec trum the nature of the substance. It proves to be hydrochinone, a substance used in photography. It is a small clue but something that may enhance the follow-ups of the police. If I had known the nature of the substance, I could have stepped into this dark room and merely checked its fluorescence with the one I have and possibly say to the police — the owner of this hand kerchief is a photographer or has shaken hands with one — or has been punched in the nose by one. *<~X^O tell of a similar case in fact. I A certain insignificant chemical residue on a handkerchief proves to be a substance used in the making of paint. Now, even in Chicago there are not many paint factories. The police hurry to the different factories and ask a few questions. Yes, John Jones, who works here, has been missing for a day or two. No, we have not heard from him. The police return and out goes the dragnet for one John Jones. At least when he is caught he will be either a valuable material witness and some times, more likely than no, he will be the one who did the job." Watson at times nudging Holmes and vice versa. Only Dr. Pacini's voice broke the silence of the dark room. "This is an immensely interesting subject, one that has many angles and infinite media of investigation. Its sud den prominence in crime detection has largely been a matter of time. The vio let ray can tell the difference between a counterfeit bill and a real one. The real money will fluoresce in no uncer tain degree while the counterfeit bill, of poorer bond paper and ink, will give itself away. There is a difference be tween a forged bill and a counterfeit. The counterfeits have often fooled even the shrewdest but the man who gets fooled by a forged bill is generally bankrupt of sympathy, too, or ought to be. "I have here a preparation called aesculin made from horse chestnuts that is highly luminous under invisible light like the violet ray but unnoticed in ordinary visible light. A secret ink made from this may prevent forgeries and again may commit them, too. In visible ink may be a blessing or a curse. It helps to protect papers that get far away from their point of origin and I can remember a case in the German prisons where it protected the mes sages of the prisoners until their method leaked out and a discovery followed close upon. "IT seems that some of the prisoners * would seek out the prison infirm ary and secure a large dose of aspirin and aspirin has the same effect as aescu lin. The prisoners would write their messages with aspirin and water and this would be visible only under the violet ray. They would then write a message that would get past the most searching censor and oftimes their ar rangements for escape were easily made. "And while we speak of aspirin, I might mention a case where the violet ray again achieved what nothing else could. A strand of hair was found at a murder and this appears the faintest possible clue, but it did flouresce purple under the violet ray and this left at least one conclusion pending that the man who owned it suffered from head aches and overdoses of aspirin. A mic roscopic examination proved the simil arity of three different hairs taken from three different suspects but only the violet ray showed the translucent pur ple fluorescence of one and pinned the aspirin addict with the murder. A con fession followed." WATSON and Sherlock had gone beyond the stage of wonder ment. They had almost resolved that Einstein might not be such a bad fellow if he could talk as convincingly as Dr. Pacini. Watson as Doctor and Holmes- as Master Detective were beginning to see things that would either minimise crime or make it the most elusive sci ence of all. Pacini threw a string of gems under the violet ray. "The violet ray has very practical. uses for the jeweler and will ultimately be invaluable in determining certain. values of fcx)d products. As cases in. point, only virgin olive oil that has been. cold pressed will become luminous un der the violet ray and gems of value have certain dignified degrees, if you will, of fluorescence that set them apart from less costly imitations. "I might go on to tell its value in. making wills and determining the au thenticity of certain ancient documents. and preventing their forgeries. The violet ray even now can determine by the way a man's tcxrth fluoresces, what. his race may be. The bones are pul verised and calcined, centrifugated at high pressure and heat and then placed under the violet ray. Invariably there will be a different luminous reaction to- prove that East is not West and the twain can never meet. The Peruvian Indian can never be mistaken for a. Malay w<x>dsman nor a New York Italian from a Chicago Greek." Col. GcxJdard wondered if Holmes. and Watson had succumbed to shock. The silence was too loud for comfort until the steady though not didactic voice of Dr. Pacini told his last tale in. the dark rmm. "Before this case slips from me, I must tell of an experience some years before the skeptical police were willing- to nod about the proven ability of vio let ray investigation. A District At torney in New York sent me a burlap- bag filled with three suits of clothes and a brief request to secure all possible in formation and forward to him. The whole three suits of clothes were cheap- and shcxldy, all were stained with blood. I made tests and reported that one suit belonged to an old man with diabetes and bronchial asthma and the other two suits belonged to two broth ers. From dried secretions upon the: [turn to pace 27] TJ4ECUICAG0AN 23 The Cinema Will Rogers, Ambassador at Large NO doubt the best reason for going to see So This Is London is the general good time that may be had of it. The story is approximately that of So This Is Paris, which in turn was about that of innumerable previous productions, but it serves. Mr. Rogers is one of possibly three actors who do not need a story, being so good a story in himself as to stand pleasantly free of any mere fiction in which he may be engaged. When standing not only thus free but alongside Miss Irene Rich, a pictorial personification of substantial American wife and mother, Mr. Rogers is the closest approach we've had to a personal Uncle Sam. It is Mr. Rogers' purpose in these pictures to personify the so-called typi cal American. He makes him illiterate but shrewd, ill spoken but witty, East ern as to sagacity, Southern as to chiv alry, Western as to habitat and ail-American as to wealth. He paints an impossible individual and rational ises him with humor. Half his speeches are gags, the other half editorials, total ing a succession of sallies, asides and retorts that are tonic to tired ears. If America were actually typical of Mr. Rogers' typical American it would be a quite terrible place, but there's a no less genuine kick in being told that it is. If my memory is all that it should be, Mr. Rogers and Miss Rich were first cast together in a rural something entitled Jes' Call Me Jim produced in about 1920. They've appeared together several times since (Mr. Rogers has never appeared with another leading lady) and exactly one kiss, a mere peck on the neck to point a wisecrack, has marked their pictorial mating. Their pictures, in the aggregate, show a higher average as to gate receipts than all but a rare few and single-starred series ever published. If it weren't so warm I'd try to whittle a conclusion of some kind out of this circumstance, but in this weather the thing to do is to look up another cooled auditorium. Too Bad About Chaney WHO builds his house upon the sand turns out to be Lon Chaney, makeup monarch of a kingdom By WILLIAM R. WEAVER suddenly independent of makeup. Which isn't an entirely fair disposal of The Unholy Three. It's probably as good a talking-picture as it was a silent one, and Chancy is probably as good an actor with speech as without. The error seems to have been in reproducing the thing too soon, if not indeed in re producing it at all, and I hope I'm wrong in suspecting that the reproduc- t i o n was Chaney 's idea. Had he chosen to reproduce Tell It to the Marines, in which he wore not even the conventional greasepaint, the result might have been quite different what's done, Mr. Chaney Those sterling Americans, Irene Rich and Will Rogers, in the incredibly sterling So This Is London With has good enough reason to announce but one pro duction for the coming year . . . one will be plenty. Tactial error or not, The Unholy Three is a pretty terrible thing in the new version. Forgive Chaney if you will — I do — but don't inflict yourself with the picture. Homespun Drama MR. LOUIS MANN is about Town, and splendidly, in a good old homespun drama called The Richest Man in the World. As is more and more frequently true, the actor makes much that is good of a script that, despite attention it had from the gifted Nugents, was very bad. This many days after, the recollection is of a Way Down East — Emil Jannings kind of thing extolling parental sacrifice as it hasn't been extolled since Over the Hill; but it was a great picture and did things to me while it was running. Mr. Mann's performance is a classic. McCormack Sings MR. JOHN McCORMACK sings eleven songs in Song O' My Heart. These are the eleven good rea sons for hearing the picture. There are no good reasons for seeing it, but when hearing it is such splendid pastime why should there be? A twelfth good rea son for hearing it consists of the fact that it's the screen's first step into the field of concert. That there will be further steps you can have no doubt, each adding its bit to the tech nique of pre senting con cert artists pic- torially and in plot setting, this latter be ing of course an indispens able factor in their cinema presentation. I will not attempt to re view Mr. Mc- Cormack's singing, a duty that even the music critics abandoned long ago in favor of quoting attendance figures, save to remark that I have never heard a better voice recording than is achieved in this film. I will speak, rather, of the audience that attends ex hibitions of the picture. It is the audi ence that packs the Auditorium, and quite believeably would pack Soldier Field, when the great Celt is present in the flesh. If evident satisfaction is an augury, buy Publix at the market. Miss Dove Gets a Break PATIENT followers of the extreme ly personable Billie Dove are here* with advised that the lady gets a break in Su/eethearts and Wives. Not only has she lines worth speaking but a dis tinctly notable ability to speak them and, at last, an actor worth speaking them to, the suave and capable Clive Brook. It all has to do with dirty work at the crossroads inn where jewels are stolen, divorces are arranged and auto mobiles exhaust their supply of petrol at unseemly if convenient hours. This inn being within motor distance of Paris, and Mr. Brook being of London, the dialogue is modern, the doings ac ceptable to an American audience: 24 TUEO4ICAG0AN &OOJJ Everything about our white broadcloth shirts is heat cheating — The fabric feels fresh and cool — The armholes and chest are full cut for further comfort — There's no skimping in the collar and sleeve sues, and there are longer tails for longer men. Even the price is cooling — $3 is all of it! (With collars or without.) Our English foulard ties start at $2. Rogers Peet Clothing Hats " Shoes - Furnishings Anderson & Brothers Michigan Blvd. at Washington Chicago (these things, you know, cannot be presumed to happen in the United States), and the picture amusing withal. It's nice to know that Miss Dove has found her stride, or her forte or what ever it was she lacked, and that there'll be more of her anon. She's far too beautiful to lose sight of. Mr. Sherman Directs COURTLY Lowell Sherman, for whose adult subtleties the screen is rapidly developing capacity, is not only in but of Lawful Larceny. He di rected it, his first attempt I believe, and it's pleasant to see him walk out of the picture to wigwag instructions from the sidelines and walk in again when it's his turn to bat. As he does most of the talking, and does it with a surprisingly unostentatious Bebe Daniels behind the back of a regrettably eager Olive Tell, the picture turns out to be pretty good. You remember the plot of course. This method of getting a picture di rected, by the way, is quite promising. John Barrymore did it with The Man From Blan\ley's. It's very convenient. A good actor, who will do most of the acting anyway, is given the directing to do and told to do it as he's always known it ought to be done. Curiously enough, the system works. Front Page Stuff IT was inevitable that the prison disas ters recently on the newspaper front pages should overflow upon the screen. This kind of commercialism is less rampant than it used to be, but in this case there was possibly a point to be gained in showing folk how to behave in prison, just in case. Unlike the old- fashioned effort of its kind, however, Big House is very well made, with good actors, and points its various morals with less than the usual degree of blah. Maybe my advance prejudice against the theme lowered my expectations un warrantably, but I got quite a kick out of the thing. Beautifully Dumb SOME of the finest modern settings I have seen are in Our Blushing Brides. It contains, also, a better fashion show than there is any good reason for staging anywhere at any time. And it has speeches that titilate the emotions of girls and boys who've finally discarded the stork theory and are wondering what to do about it. It is enacted by Miss Joan Crawford, Mr. Robert Montgomery, Miss Anita Page, Mr. Raymond Hackett and a great number of other players, all com petent, talented, capable of making a good picture out of almost anything or nothing. It is nicely directed, ably phrased, faultlessly photographed and marvelously costumed. It is, in fact, the most beautifully dumb photoplay I have ever seen. Communique MY somewhat lusty praises of Mr. Maurice Chevalier in the preced ing issue were barely cool upon the newsstands when one B. Whitney took postcard in hand to indite : "Just read your quaint column on Maurice Chevalier. May I ask for the names of the men in Hollywood who can do ka better job of orthodox acting?' Even John Barrymore has no more poise, nor no better appreciation of in flection and pause, than the Frenchman. As long as you like him (and you should) try to find a better reason than Al Jolson's imagination." Without inquiring how Mons. Chev alier might fare with Mr. Barrymore's Beau Brummell or his Dr. Je\yl and Mr. Hyde, and without placing Wil liam Powell, Frederic March or Basil Rathbone atop an offhand list of actors more orthodox than our mutual fa vorite, I'd like to know what is meant by that word "quaint" in the opening sentence. Vox Pauci A Department of Minority Opinion NOTE: The Editors offer this de partment for the outspoken expres sion of reader opinion on plays, pictures, books — the whole broad miscellany of civilized interests. Admiral byrd : Admiral Byrd's tri- k umphal march down LaSalle street gave the first opportunity for some time to profitably employ ticker tape. — Margaret Mog\, 500 Sheridan Road, Evanston. var\ Vox pauci : Thanks for Vox Pauci, but nothing ever happens here. If you're interested in exile from all en tertainment, visit "the Biggest City iri TUECUICAGOAN 25 the Biggest State."— V. Lindhe, Hous ton, Texas. w\ The Arizona kid: No possible comparison between this and In Old Arizona. And it's too bad the Cisco Kid doesn't get a better break with the leading ladies.— G. G. S. THE lake FRONT: There is no questioning the fact that the lake front is taking on distinctive character. Field's Museum, the Planetarium and the Aquarium are a splendid nucleus for the Century of Progress Exposition. But the lake front will never come into its real destiny until a fine, spacious airport is included in its attractions.— Dr. M. C. McM. MUSICAL CREDO: Robert Pollak's Musical Credo in your July 19 issue is one of the finest things you've ever printed. — M. L. K. BIG HOUSE : This kind of play ought not to be permitted shown. It shows entirely too plainly how such prison disasters as the terrible ones last year can be fostered and accomplished. The several good actors in it could use their time and talent to much better ad vantage in cooperating with justice than aiding in its defeat. — Emery Hewitt. SONG o' MY HEART: I do hope that John McCormack's success in the movies, or rather singies, will not de prive us of the annual privilege to hear him in person. He owes more than this to the thousands of us who look for ward to his concerts as the outstanding musical event of each season. — H. I.L. w\ Transportation: Now that the subway has actually been voted for, when, as the Belgian spinister asked the Prussian captain, does the digging begin? — M. M. Ss. van dyne: While you're pon dering editorially over the lament able crime situation, why not give to S. S. Van Dyne, who made crime more fascinating than any other single in dividual in all history, his due share of the blame? Books like his, and mag azines like them, are far more responsi ble for the general situation than daily newspapers. — H. B. W. 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His aim was wide but the obscurantist police of the Continent at once became more vigilant in the defense of crowned heads. And, as on several past occasions, even the libretto of a famous composer had to be care fully combed for subversive political ideas. In the original Mas\ed Ball Gustavus III of Sweden was neatly stabbed by his secretary in the last act. The gendarmes reckoned this wouldn't do and demanded that Verdi move his coterie of stilted characters to another time and place. One of the silliest an- achromisms in opera was the result. For Verdi transported his velveted and bejewelled conspiring noblemen to good old Boston and placed the action in the seventeenth century colonial pe riod. Wops by the name of Riccardo, Renato and Silvano achieve bloody deeds in the exclusive Backbay suburbs and Mediterranean passion runs high on the present site of Revere Beach. The big blow-off comes in the second scene of Act III, "a ball-room in the Count's palace." The set is filled with what must have been Wellesley girls and Harvard undergraduates and the Count has evidently hired the Copley Plaza for the shindig. Incidentally, if it helps to clear things up any, his sec retary, Renato, is described as Reinhart in the program synopsis. This is evi dently somebody's way of establishing him as an early colonial type. The book of The Masked Ball is so bad that the music seems right pleasant by contrast. It was fun to listen to it from the Ravinia lawn on that very hot night of July 12. Martinelli (the Count), swathed in velvet, made passes at Rethberg (Amelia) at a secret rendezvous on the road between Salem and Winthrop, the while they did much robust and skilful singing. Danise, as Renato or Reinhart or Reineceoucr, looked properly pained at his wife's ex cursions and brought down the house with his aria of revenge. Lazzari joined in the catchy laughing song with his usual distinctive voice and manner. Papi held the threads together with a TUECWICAGOAN Notes Tea Party POU.AK Elizabeth Rethberg, praised in the adjacent column for her singing of /Unelia in Verdi's doubly entertain ing The Masked Ball firm hand. The score hints occasion' ally of the glorious Falstaff and after all no one is obliged to make sense of the libretto. The Amazing Marouf ON rereading the dusty files of THE Chicacioan I discover that for the last five years I have gone out of the way every summer to write a notice of Marouf. This task becomes increaS' ingly difficult, not because the perform' ances of certain individuals in the cast do not call for special comment, nor because Rabaud's score can't stand more discussion, but because it is hard to make a series of superlatives even faintly entertaining. Summarizing the gracious facts, it would appear that Chamlec is vastly amusing as the cob bler of Bagdad and that he sings the role divinely; that Gall is an enchant' ing Princess and enters heartily into the Gallic spirit of the piece; that Rothier and Trevisan perfectly etch the char' acter of the ingenuous Sultan and the cynical little Vizier. Furthermore because Marouf com' bines the naivete of the Arabian nights with the gay touch of the boulevards it is utterly convincing. We believe in Marouf, in his troubles, his bluster and his tender heart. We believe, not quite so thoroughly perhaps, in the Oriental' isms of Rabaud's score, the music of the East seen through the monocle of TWECMICAGOAN a boulevardier and set off with the man nerisms of the good old whole-tone scale. At all events, Marouf, with Chamlee and Gall, seems to have be come as important an item in the Ra- vinia repertoire as any opera ever will be. It is a delicious musical experience. Qrainger on Chicago Ave. THE Chicago Musical College has taken over the Cinema Art Thea ter, teacups, cigarettes and all, for its regular summer recitals. In spite of the fact that they are designed primar ily for students, they offer the general public a chance to hear programs that would sit high in the schedule of the winter season. For instance, on July 3 Grainger, assisted by his piano ensemble class, spent an hour and a half playing Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Grainger, together with certain folk-musics that he thought were significantly related to modern composition. The Australian is always relaxed and informal, even at Orchestra Hall. At the little cinema he talked about music as only Grainger can talk about it, played alone and with his pupils, who, by the way, tap a mean xylophone, helped move the pianos, in short made himself generally engaging. These out-of -season concerts are here with called to the attention of our customers. "Clever,My Dear Watson" [begin on page 21] men's clothes I was able to make the tests and confirm my deductions. Per spiration as you know is a distillate of blood. By saturating the armpits I was able to make these apparently elaborate deductions. Their correctness followed from a later report of the District At torney. He had caused the arrest of two half-brothers for the murder of an old man. A conviction and sentence followed from the very palpable evi dence afforded the prosecution. And — " Dr. Pacini's secretary opened the door to the dark room and the light swept the room. She announced an im portant engagement and a brilliant af ternoon with a brilliant man came to an end. Sherlock sat between Colonel God dard and Watson, his eyes flicking and his lips now tightly compressed. Colo nel Goddard rose and took a last linger ing glance at the delicate spectroscope. Watson pushed his bowler back upon his head and took one more note. Dr. Pacini will soon be the toast of London. 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There was that morning we woke up one night out of San Francisco to find the train rolling up towards the white ness of Mount Shasta and to realize suddeny why Indians worshipped peaks like this. For hours the train weaves near to it, almost under it, around and away with a new vision revealed every minute. One could easily make a god dess out of Shasta, delicate, aloof and shining white in all the colorful country that lies at her feet. The entire route of the Klamath to Portland is something to dream about when one returns to jangling Loops and belching chimneys. Timber so thick that the fragrance of pines drifts into train windows, the fascinating descent of the engine around dizzy curve after dizzy curve, dashes through tunnel, over rails that seem to be perched on tree tops as one looks down at thickly wooded mountainsides dropping sheerly away from the car windows. In the diner our waiter paused, filled tray aloft and eyes rolling in astonishment for two solid minutes. Then he smiled at us with a gasp : "My, but that's what I'd call an engineering feat!" Before I get much older Crescent Lake and Crater Lake will see me again. Crescent Lake is alive with the swoop of the graceful Oregon pelicans, long- billed white birds delicately black- tipped on the wings which bank and glide and flutter with the same perfect precision that is always fascinating in the seagull. Hundreds of them rush into the air from the banks of wild rhododendrons and bushes that edge the shores. The whole place is idyllic. ONE of the less widely known na> tional parks, Crater Lake Park is one of the easiest to reach on the Kla' math Falls line of Southern Pacific. It's just a short side-trip by motor bus to the rim of the lake amazing in its blueness and surprising in its location in the abyss at the top of Mount Mazama. It is, I believe, the only volcano in the country whose top fell in on itself in stead of being blown off as were so many in this region. The hotel at Crater Lake is an ideal place from which to feast your eyes and rest your nerves while you speculate on the won ders of the Oregon Cascades. (You can't help speculating on wonders in this region — they crowd in on you.) Of course the whole Northwest is lush with lakes and rapids, the heav ing Columbia River and Puget Sound; and everywhere are camps and hotels and limitless opportunities for sport in the crisp open air. Lovely lake after lovely lake unrolls before you on every drive out of Spokane. Within just fifty miles there are about seventysix of them — all rimmed by wooded moun tains and all heavenly peaceful. The famous Coeur d'Alene of Idaho is just a little over an hour from Spo kane over fine smooth roads — a great lake broken by so many delightful pen insulas and islands that every summer home and hotel around it is pleasantly hidden and exclusive. Just at the other end of the town of Coeur d'Alene (a ten minute drive) is Fernan, a little lake jammed with fish. And half an hour farther on is one of the loveliest small lakes these eyes have seen. Hay den Lake is justly the pride of the fash' ionablcs of Spokane who have attractive summer homes all about. It is sur' rounded by peaks, of course, and water sports thrive here. Bosanta Inn, high on a bluff over the lake, is a charming rustic hotel and very comfortable with its veranda hanging right over the wa' ter, its winding stairway leading down to the floats and diving pier, and on the other side the first tee of its fine golf course right smack at the doorstep of the hotel. Priest Lake is another favorite, farther off in the mountains though the trip from Spokane can be accomplished in about half a day, TI4ECWICAG0AN 29 A red lacquer torii rises sfarlc from an inland sea ... a lone wind- distorted matsu tree leans from a jagged shore . . . Fuji, dusted with sunset . . . the sublime Japan symbolized in lovely print and Momoyama screen . . . the Japan of gentle courtesy . . . flower-like geishas . . . where every lovely season has its colorful festival . . . A ricksha weaves you smoothly through the exciting pageantry of famous marts . . . Tokyo's Ginza . . . the Bentendori at Yokohama . . . petals drift on playing happy children. Just a corner of the wonderful canvas painted by the Samaria Cruise . . . Sailing westward from New York Dec. 3; San Diego Dec. 18; Los Angeles Dec. 19; San Francisco Dec. 21 . . . back in New York April 10. A great ship ... the itinerary prodigious . . . every comfort aboard . . . thrilling days ashore . . . and back of it all the co-operation of Cunard and Cook's with their 1 79 years of experience and tradition. Also Eastward Around ihe World in »he Franconia from New York Jan. 10. Literature and lull information from your local agent or famous for its fishing and buried in the seclusion of age-old woods. Spokane is in fact a splendid base for excursions to almost any section of the Northwest, to the. lakes or the national parks ,to bungalow camps in the Cana- dian Rockies or to Banff and Lake Louise. Stopovers in the city are very pleasant since it boasts one of the dis' tinguished hotels of the country. The Davenport is gracious and dignified with some of the same charm that sets apart the Algonquin in New York and the St. Francis in San Francisco. The service is exemplary and the rooms and public rooms are unusually friendly and airy with none of the depressing heavi- ness that so many big hotels have. Its lobby, for a wonder, is a pleasant place to lounge in, what with a profusion of fresh flowers, tinkling fountains, and chirping birds. AN unusual and not heavily "tour- i\ isted" trip out of Spokane is the drive through the luxuriant Palouse country, past wonderfully rich farms and clear lakes to the Thatuna hills in Idaho. One goes through the attractive town of Moscow with the mellow build ings and piney campus of Idaho State University and just outside of it begins the climb up Moscow Mountain, the highest of the Thatuna range. There's a pretty legend about Thatuna, the In dian princess who was outcast by the Nes Perce tribe because she ran away with a Coeur d'Alene Indian who de serted her. And alone on Moscow Mountain she is said to have borne her baby and reared him to become a great warrier. She hunted and fished and carried on all the duties of chief and squaw and when her son was grown to manhood her evil spouse returned to drag her back to his tribe, but she pre ferred to throw herself off the peak of the mountain. It was then that her tribe took her back into the fold, buried her with honors, made a chief of her son and christened the mountains in her memory. Now a narrow mountain road is fol lowed by hardy machines up the wind ing side of the mountain through dense pines heavy with scent, past blazing clumps of Indian paintbrush and sweet wild syringa and honeysuckle, hairpin turn after hairpin turn until you reach a level spot about four hundred feet from the top. Here the road ends but in less than an hour you can climb to the top over one of the sweetest little mountain trails I have seen. Cities and [continued on page 36] LIKE A MOTOR CAR ... But always a place to park The S-56 Savoia-Marchetti 2-3 place Sport Amphibian handles as readily as an automobile . . . without the parking problem. You can "set it down" with equal ease on land or water . . . there's a landing field below you all the time. And in the air? Skilled pilots will tell you . . . and hun dreds who have tried it at our lake front base will bear them out ... it flies "stable as a pyramid." We invite you to come down to the foot of Randolph Street on one of these sultry days and skim the skyline in a Savoia. It's an experience you'll never forget. If you'd like to know more about it first, clip the coupon and let us give you detailed information. AIR-SEA-LAND AIRCRAFT, INC. 360 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. :-: CHICAGO Send details of your course of flying instruction in Savoia-Marchetti amphibians. Name Phone Address. 30 TI4ECWICAGOAN •Miliiiiniiii Corner of mam lobby Introducing moderate rate into modern hotel luxury Appreciation is complete when you learn the extremely moderate rates at the Hotel Lexington. The luxury of its appointments, the perfection of its French cuisine, the convenience of its location leave nothing else to be desired. 801 ROOMS Each with a private bath (tub and shower), cir culating ice water, mirror door. 341 with double beds. I person $4, two $5 229 with twin beds. Either I or 2 persons $6 231 with twin beds. Either I or 2 persons $7 Hotel Lexington LEXINGTON AVENUE AT 48th STREET NEW YORK CITY Frank Gregson, Mgr. Phone MURray Hill 7400 Direction of American Hotels Corporation J. Leslie Kincaid, President Newsprint Depression s Curious Offspring By j. 1. B. INTERNATIONALLY famous 1 chemical engineers, assembled at London, tell us that we are s<x>n to have synthetic coal, made out of the air we breathe. According to the story in The Tribune all this talk about the relative merits of heat for home by way of coal, oil or gas will shortly be relegated to the academic groves. All we will have to do, once these engineers perfect a machine for burning the oxygen, will be to open the cellar window and regu late the result. Meanwhile, however, it has been noted in the public prints that the organized coal industry here abouts is taking no chances. A huge advertising campaign, involving the ex penditure of several hundred thousand dollars, has been launched to impress upon all the safety, comfort and econ omy of burning coal as a household fuel. The local dealers have agreed to share in paying the bill and it is hoped that, before snow flies, we will be well- schooled in b. t. u.'s, the standard by which coal producers measure the thermal units of their product. The b stands for British, the scheme being of foreign conception and development. It appears to be not so easy to estab lish standards of excellence with regard to other widely advertised products. Take cigarettes, as a case in point. With one of them it is difficult to deter' mine whether it is your ability to walk a mile, or your agility in playing ten nis that provides the test. With an' other it seems to be the wife's obesity that counts. Still another emphasises the superlative value and attractiveness of the package. In any event, it is to be noted — and commended — that there is no lack of optimism regarding the market for the sale of the delectable weed. Recently the Brown 6? William' son Tobacco Co., of Louisville, em barked upon a nation-wide campaign to introduce to a long-suffering public their Wings. With all this talk about hard times, frozen markets and dim horizons, the action of the Louisville firm is reassuring. Like the motion pk' turc crowd, the tobacconists appear not to have been frightened by any loose talk of industrial depression or curtailed buying power. THE same thing may be said regard' ing horse-racing. The big plant at Arlington has set a new standard in paid advertising for race courses with its full-page, half-page and quarter' page announcements of plans and pro' grams. But this development is in pace with a distinct up-curve in the impof tance of turf news in the opinion of the local press. Excepting only the austere Journal of Commerce, the Loop papers have gone in for turf news in a mad dening fashion. The Herald- Examiner puts out a special "Sports Section" in the early morning of which two pages, at least, are given over to a "form chart" of the horses scheduled to run that day on the local track and to the entries, post positions, probable jockeys, weights, probable odds and nearly a dozen "picks," or selections. The T^etus, in addition to its feature stories and its Hertenstcin "picks," publishes the se' lections of a "lady expert"; the Ameri can has its "Rail Bird," who not only tells you the winners beforehand but supports his predictions with alleged reasons for his so doing. The Post gives you four selections out of which you may elect your own winners and the Tribune in addition to its daily TWECI4ICAG0AN 31 Where Summer Living Is a Pleasure Immediately upon the shore of Lake Michigan, facing East End Park and situated in the cen ter of several acres of cool lawn, guests can conveniently enjoy swimming, boating, tennis, golf and horseback rid ing. A completely equipped children's playground is main tained on the Hotel property. Varied forms of amuse ment and entertain ment are a regular part of the summer program for guests. Nine minutes from the theatre and shopping center by Illinois Central Electric (300 trains daily) . Convenient garage accommoda tions. 600 large, light, airy rooms with an unobstructed view of Lake Michigan. CHICAGOBEACH HOTEL HYDE PARK BLVD. on the La\t CHICAGO, ILL. story of the races of the day before, serves up an alleged "consensus" of se lections with which to intrigue its read ers. Add to all this about a dozen or more turf bulletins, turf records, turf journals, and about three score very expert and sure-fire "tip" sheets, and you have some idea of the enormous printing industry which has come about locally with the revival of the sport of kings in Illinois. How they do it it is a great unsolved mystery of this day and generation. Watch the crowds hurrying to Wash ington Park, Lincoln Fields or Arling ton and you will be amazed at the free dom with which they hand out their cash for these "expert" bulletins. And the return on all this is what? Try the experiment for yourself. Check up for a week on any one, or two, or three, of the expert handicappers, as they call the gentlemen who write down before hand the list of the day's winners, and note the regularity with which they fail. Not infrequently, within the knowledge of this observer, these re puted experts go on for days at a time without picking the winner of a single race. The all-around percentage of suc cessful picks is believed to be about four per cent, which means that out of a hundred selections only four come home with the bacon. But, despite this, the crowd will buy these selections, and so it is that they serve as excellent stim ulators to circulation. We dislike to think what might happen to some of the afternoon papers if these racing selections were to be discontinued. It is being noised about that this growing popularity of horse racing is militating seriously against the attend ance at our local major league ball parks. It is further adduced that our American small boy no longer indulges in our once-great national pastime. Colleges which used to go in extensively for intercollegiate competition in base ball find it almost impossible, of recent years, to make up a representative nine. Altogether, so rumor has it, the baseball moguls are having a tough time of it. We have no solution to offer to these gentry except, possibly, one that may appeal to the genius of Brother Wrig ley. Why not resort to paid advertis ing? The race tracks have seen the light— why not baseball? Certain it is that so much "reading space" has been handed out gratis to the baseball indus try that its financial sponsors ought not to be unwilling to buy a little news paper advertising once in a while. »,V "., r. Scarcely a day goes by without the blare of trumpets, announcing a new restaurant — but as always Chicago- ans who love to dine well return to their fa vorite. Music at dinner. Luncheon $122 Dinner $1*° IN THE STRAUS BUILDING MICHIGAN AT JACKSON — "where Chicago dines her Guests' TMQCUICAGOAN New in pastel shades green . . . blue . . . orchid . . . coral . . . yellow ... a Santee Apron Set ... in the blue and white checked box! Introduced a little over four months ago . . . now ... a part of the family in thousands of homes . . . for Santee's protect the sleeves . . . but better than that . . . the en semble idea is really so very smart . . . for yourself or as a gift ... a Santee Apron Set is always just the very thing . . . and at only a dollar the set. AT THE BETTER SHOPS or for the names of these shops, write to Santee Products, 180 North Michigan. KATHARINE WALKER SMITH'S Evanston Shop Is Having a REMARKABLE SUMMER SALE NOW Reductions From 20 to 50% 704 Church St. See how easy ! It's no trick to be quick with this self-help cos- tumer. Every thing's together — nothing to be looked for. H/IDII FORM BABY AIDS, INC. L J 5124 Kenwood Ave. Chicago Shops About Town You Must Come Over By THE CHICAGOENNE THAT'S the way life is. In the summer humanity expands and loves to see people, to visit around and enjoy charming parties and week-ends. And hostesses, instead of relaxing with everyone else have to work harder than ever. Being the kind of hostess who is scared to death of the Swedish tyrant in the kitchen and weary to death of thinking up enticing little refreshments and dinners for wilted but ravenous guests, I started on a quiet hunt for the people who can really make entertain ing painless even at ninety-seven in the shade. Some of them are geniuses. Take caterers like the Home Deli cacies Association. Or let them take you under their wing. From their shop at 705 North Michigan anything under the sun that you may need is whisked out to your home even if it happens to be a camp up in Wisconsin. They ship all sorts of foods all sorts of distances (even ices and ice cream packed in dry ice and in perfect con dition when they reach you). If you wish, they send along a batch of serv ants and butler, china, silver, linen, as simple or as elaborate as you wish; and everything is done exquisitely from buttling to soup sticks. If you just want to pick up some unusual tid-bits to add to the feast try their feathery cocoanut cake, and make your week enders sit up and scream for joy when they spot the most honest-to-goodness brioche this side of France. Gaper, at 161 East Chicago, is another premier caterer, famous for finesse in service and very fine food. The Gaper retail store on Randolph, across the street from the library, carries some of the smoothest ice cream that ever slid down your palate and some of the loveliest cookies I have tasted. An interesting new caterer is Le Cerf at 1 20 East Oak, where you can sample the food very delightfully at luncheon or tea. Mary Dunning runs it and has some really unusual ideas on table decoration and such things. If you don't want a complete caterer but loathe the job of thinking up menus and food ideas you might try the Stop and Shop advisory service. Here they plan meals for you and supply all the food right at the store. Of course you know that they ship foods all over the map, and a lot of people with summer homes have a standing order for their pet supplies which are shipped regu larly every week with no bother beyond the placing of the original order. In cidentally, Stop and Shop carry Mar tini and Rossi's vermouth which is the vermouth to use if you want your cock tails to smack professional. You ought to ask for one of their recipe books and startle the shaker with some zippy new ones. ON the near North Side the huge new Younker shop in the building at 5 1 East Chicago has every food un der the sun, ax>ked or uncooked, and a raft of rare delicacies. They have as huge and varied a line and service as Stop and Shop and should be a godsend to Gold Coast cliff dwellers. The restau rant in connection is very restful and attractive and serves delicious food, so that you can nibble in advance and get a host of grand ideas for menus and dinner delicacies. Field's Tea Room takes orders for al most any kind of prepared food and has ready-to-purchase salads, rolls, cakes and cookies. I am a devotee of their specially baked cake forms to be used as ice cream containers. You can get cakes in basket forms, boats, trunks, almost anything to fit in with your decorative scheme or to carry out the spirit of the occasion. These must be ordered twenty- four hours in advance. They have a new frozen form service too, so that you can get your ice cream and ices as ducks, flowers, slippers, fruit, as impressive as our swanky ho tels. The forms for ices are especially new as ices have always melted too quickly to retain their shape but Field's have achieved some trick about that and they stand up bravely. The Hydrox Ice Cream Company has maintained a fine delivery service on ice cream forms for some time and they have some love ly assortments of fruits and special forms for special holidays, as well as those amazing ice cream cakes and pies that raise havoc with waistlines but, are the joy of bridge parties. All you have to do is to call Calumet 5500 and they dash right out, though they do like to TI4EO4ICAG0AN 33 be notified twenty-four hours ahead of time if possible. THEN there are any number of specialties that lend the distinctive touch to your table without wearing out your nerves or your servants. If you are an addict of those foods that make a trip to California worth while you should dash up to the twenty-first floor of the Bell Building and give a look at Braden's California Products. Here are the honestly colossal ripe olives like young plums, marvellous fruit jams and jellies, artichoke hearts and avocado delicacies, preserved fruits almost too beautiful to eat. The piece de resistance to me is the true wine jelly, nine years old and in the honest muscat, claret, port or sherry flavors. A dash on roasts or fowl is entrancing and honestly has a kick to it! If one place can have two pieces de resistance the other one here is the whole cooked lobster in containers just like the cooked hams and chickens that have taken hostesses by storm. These, by the way, are the saviours of many a party, especially in languid summer weather. Hormel's whole chicken or Armour's Veribest cooked in the can the same way are splendid things to have on hand. Open the con tainer and you can pop a beautiful cold sliced chicken or jellied chicken right on the table before your unexpected guest has time to finish his protests about staying on. They can be broiled or roasted or creamed in about fifteen minutes — the chicken not the guests. A pet spot of epicures is the Canton Fruit Shop on Van Buren near Wabash. Here they have the fruits and vegetables in season just a little finer than other shops and always have a selection of unusual things out of sea son — avocados, endive, fresh figs, arti chokes, papayo and the like. Then, you can have a glorious time gloating over their stunning bottles of liqueur flavors, genuine creme de cocoa, creme de menthe, benedictine, Cointreau, all the dear departed but, alackaday, non alcoholic. However, I know some ama teur mixers about town who have con cocted the real thing by the judicious addition of pure alcohol. After they are aged, if you can wait that long, they smack nobly of pre-speakeasy days. In their non-alcoholic state they make splendid flavoring for sauces, ice cream, and ices. One of the unusual items here is an Italian mixture — Vov or something like that — in a pottery jar. Walton Place and Michigan DRAKE HOTEL, CHIC4.eC No Advance In Prices ? Novelty Campus Numbers T Informal Dancing Nightly Except Sunday Starting at 9:30 P. M. Presents a Gala Sum mer Season Featuring BILL DONAHUE and his University of Illinois Orchestra in the New CAMPUS Garden... See the colorful gaiety of the new Campus Garden ... the newest thing in Chicago . . . Dine midst the splendors of an old Formal Garden . . . magically brought in doors. Dance to the syncopating strains of one of the greatest Campus Orchestras in America. Call Superior 2200 for Reserva tions . . . Special Saturday Nig h t Featu res Traveling at the firm's ex pense or "on your own", you can save at the Hotel Lincoln and still Enjoy the Best 100% of the 1400 rooms and baths at the new Hotel Lincoln are priced at $3, $3.50, $4, $5, for one $4 — $7 for two A. W. BAYLITTS, Managing Director NEW YOUICS NEW HOTEL LINCOLN EIGHTH AVENUE, 44th to 45th STREETS, TIMES SQUARE 34 TUECUICAGOAN A DELIGHTFUL VIEW of unsurpassed beauty is presented to tenants of this distinctive building — 3400 SHERIDAN ROAD Chicago's Finest Exclusive Apartment House — over^ looking the Belmont yacht harbor, Lincoln Park and the Lake. A few extremely desirable apartments of 10 ROOMS 5 BATHS (Reasonable rentals) available for immediate or fall occupancy. Inspection can be arranged to suit your convenience; or we shall be pleased to send a descriptive brochure and floor plan upon request. Write or telephone. C. A. PFINGSTEN & CO. 11 South LaSalle Street Telephone Central 7490 DRINK THE PUREST AND SOFTEST SPRING WATER IN THE WORLD CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water Bottled at the Spring Chippewa Spring Water Company of Chicago 1318 S. Canal Street Phones Roosevelt 2920 The External Feminine Items for the Dressing Table By MARC I A VAUGHN SNIFFING about, on that perpetual hunt for new ideas in the beauti fying field, I came upon a refreshing skin tonic that somehow smells just right for stuffy summer days. It has a piquant tang of garden herbs and brings up visions of rather prim Co lonial dames strolling in quiet old gar dens, meticulously making up their pot pourri jars, their lavender bags and herbal juices. All this comes whiffing out of a bottle of Frances Denney's Herbal S\in Tonic, and there isn't a touch of cloying sweetness in it. An effective tonic, too, strong enough for the average skin, and a necessary stimu lant after your cold cream cleansing. Another beneficent note for summer days is Dorothy Gray's new Eau de Cologne, which leaves a very fresh fra grance of lavender and other things floating mistily about you. Eau de Cologne has so many summer uses no one ought to be without a bottle. After a hot sticky game of tennis there's noth ing like a shower finished off with a brisk rub-down of Cologne water. It is stimulating to tired nerves, scx>thing for sore muscles, and has a gentle astringent effect which reduces perspir ation under the armpits and elsewhere on the body. A nice thing to rub into the scalp, too, with little rotary motions that relax the nerves while the Eau de Cologne stimulates the cells. Dorothy Gray achieves another hit in her liquid version of the well-known Lashique. This is applied to the lashes with a brush and dries softly. The lashes look neither stiffly mascaraed nor greasy and the Lashique stays on, through tears, perspiration, rain and storm. The blue shade does pretty dazzling things to blue or gray eyes. w\ They say the American climate and hard water are outrageous drying and withering agents, and an American summer is the worst criminal of all. If this be true, and my cheeks tell me it is, the dry-skinned must cling to rich creams and avoid water like a cat. A delightful cleanser for such as wc is Marie Earle's Essential Cream, an ex quisitely fragrant concoction and so fine and oozy that it's fun just to squish it between your fingers. It may be used as a cleanser and then as a nourishing and stimulating cream and withered tissues certainly do lap it up! I also plunged into the new Coty facial preparations some time ago and was especially pleased with the subtle fragrance he has imparted to them. One hardly expects a perfumer to have so much reticence in the matter of scent but Coty clings to the task of produc ing first a fine cream and then delicately perfuming it. He succeeds admirably. The Coty Creme strikes a happy me dium — it is rich but not oily and should suit just about any skin except the ex- tremely oily one. The Coty jars are distinctive, t(x>, squat opaque affairs with gleaming tops of metal and no label to spoil the effect — the name of the product is etched on the bottom. One of the real problems in this eternal job of staying well-groomed is the one handled by the Odorono peo ple. The new Odorono Cream Depila tory is a good step forward. It works faster and the effects seem to be more lasting, and the application is much easier. They arc gradually conquering that horrible depilatory smell and one can actually use the stuff and appear in public the same day without feeling like a "Case No. 261" advertisement. Another blessing is the Odorono dust ing powder which acts as a deodorant and effectively supports the lovely Odorono creme deodorant, that warrior for daintiness. When a sultry day comes and your pet perfume suddenly seems cloying and heavy you will enjoy Houbigant's Au Matin- a very youthful, cool and light fragrance that yet avoids insipid ity. Elizabeth Arden's La ]oie Eliza- beth is pleasant in summer, light and fresh but with a pungent dash that gives a feeling of verve and adventure and is calculated to add gaiety to any dull day. IS? Compacts we always have with us but they continue to fascinate me. My collection increases steadily but I can't resist a g(xxl-looking gadget any more TI4ECUICAG0AN .-o than a toper resists his little nip. Doro thy Gray has a new one now, in steely metal with the little blue medallion which is her emblem and a sweeping line like that of a modern set-back sky scraper. The arrangement inside is very ingenious with a generous space for powder and rouge and a clever little lipstick which swings up on some kind of swivel when it's lightly pressed at the bottom. The new Primrose House compact is an achievement in efficiency and beauty. It is glossy black with a touch of silver, very thin and amazingly small. Yet it provides a good-sized rouge compart ment, a large one for powder— no dinky little puff, mind you — a polished steel mirror and a box of lip rouge. The lip rouge is a pleasant idea because perfect blending always has to be done with the little finger anyway. Yes — I know you have seventeen others but these should add just the final touch to the color scheme of some ensemble; they are terribly distin guished looking. I have found that a couple of cleansing tissues tucked into a corner of the purse are friends in need many times during the day. When your lips or cheeks need retouching the tissues are a grand help to even out the color and wipe smudges off the fingers. It saves hand kerchiefs and keeps your laundress happy. The Untively Arts [continued from page 10] is only a neglected step-child of the fine-arts school. Chicago needs a school of industrial arts that will be independ ent and free. It deserves also an in dustrial arts museum, and if the Art Institute is too tony for such a thing, it ought to be built somewhere. At first there will be hardly anything to put in it; but maybe fast-growing Chicago which out-grew Paris in regard to some thing or other may be able to sprout a few industrial and commercial ob jects of beauty. By its City Beautiful Plan, Chicago gained world-wide fame. It took the life efforts of some men to put this over on the stupidity and indifference of the rest. Part of this plan has at length got itself translated into reality. There have been unfortunate and garbled translations. Why a peristyle in Grant Park at Michigan and Ran dolph? Why those Assyrian pylons? Why those stone posts that stick up eautiful as the dawn! Suffused as it were by an inner light, a living irides cence, a Tecla necklace is a perfect adornment that art or nature could scarcely surpass. Tecla Necklaces from $25.00 up. * Tecla Pearls, Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds are created in our Paris Laboratories, and are avail able in individual mountings for rings, bracelets,studsand earrings. * Only gold, platinum and genuine diamonds used in Tecla settings. 2 2 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago PARIS • LONDON • BERLIN • NEW YORK THE CHICACOAN'S Theater Ticket Service 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 P. M. on evening of per formance (2:00 P. M. if matinee.) It is suggested that applicants name a second choice of date for which tickets are desired in case The Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. .O-riCAGOAIM 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) " .: (Second Choice) (Number of seats) ¦ --< - (Date) (Second choice of date) (Name) _ - - (Address) ; (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $ 36 TWECWICAGOAN ome- #1 movits 11 find all the ingredients for iheir making ana snow- mg here. Complete lines of EASTMAN Line - [Jvoaak BELL & HOWELL CJilmo DE VRY C/opular K^amera at E COMMONWEALTH EDISON £1 LECTRIC SHOPO 72 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO Smart Riding Apparel For ladies and gentlemen, tailored to measure Correct, smart styles at attractive prices. Riding Boots Of finest English make in a wide selection ol correct styles and leathers. Attractive catalog of Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phone request Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrison 5708 Chicago C o u t h o u i for tickets from the balustrades along Wacker Drive and the esplanade of the Mer chandise Mart? Aside from a few inanities such as these, and a monster fountain in the French boudoir style, Chicago has be come a different city since the World War, different enough to give rise to a timid hope. Perhaps its big men can be interested in a movement to give beauty to its industrial output and its everyday life. Perhaps they can be made to realize that art is bigger than an art institute mausoleum, and that it comprehends the whole city scene. The coming world's fair commemorating one century of progress may usher in another century of a progress still more commendable. Maybe millionaires may come to see that art in America is more a matter of how native elevated sta tions look than how foreign grand opera sounds. "Go, Chicago" [begin on page 28] civilization drop away magically as you pant up the trail, springy with pine needles, flowers and pines and beeches pouring fragrance on you, chipmunks nibbling daintily under logs and pheas ants rushing startled into tree tops, while you cross and re-cross the icy musical little ripple that is Thatuna's spring. It's worth a lot to emerge at the top and get a view of the rolling Palouse country with mountains piled up in the mist on every side and every inch from Moscow to Lewiston in the distance filled with stories of the mag nificent struggle of Lewis and Clark who left their marks over all this district. Somehow every moment in this west is a big one, from the time you gape at the beauties of Yosemite and Yel lowstone — beauties which never seem real until you see them, no matter how many descriptions you read — to the homeward sweep through the Idaho and Montana mountains. An hour out of Spokane avid fishermen nearly leap off the observation platform of the ?-{ort Coast Limited as they spot the fish, hundreds of them crowding under the railroad bridge that crosses beauti ful Lake Pend Oreille. You simply can't tire of scenery when it's as lav ishly thrown about as it is here and that last lingering look as the train climbs out of Butte at sunset, breathlessly higher and higher, to cross the Rockies and plunge into the plains again is al ways a promising look. tine Outdoors at HOTEL Shorelandi A real summer treat . . . fascinating, delightful. Dine under a canopy of stars . . . with Lake Michigan in the offing. Cool . . . gay ... a setting unique and different, and an ex traordinary Shorcland menu. Fine foods prepared in the inimitable Shorcland manner ... our own cre ations including your summer-time favorites. And, finally, enchanting music to complete an evening of surpassing enjoyment. There's no extra charge . . . but choice tables are somewhat limited. So we suggest you please tele phone your reservation. Only 10 minutes from the "Loop," on the Outer Drive. HOTEL SHORELAND Fifty-fifth Street at the Lake PLAZA 1000 The Second Annual Edition of Motion Picture Almanac is now available to those people who seek accurate and complete information about the hundreds of per sonalities, who make pos sible the most popular form of entertainment today. Price, $2.00 On sale now at Brentnno'v HOTEL FLORIDAN, Tampa, Fla. A bedroom, HOTEL FLORIDAN Tampa's Foremost Hotel Hotel Floridan ? . ... ? ? ? ? ? FLORIDA-COLLIER COAST HOTELS under HAL THOMPSON management HOTEL FLORIDAN, Tampa — Open all year. HOTEL DIXIE COURT, West Palm Beach — Open all year. HOTEL ROYAL WORTH, West Palm Beach — Open Dec. 15 to Apr. 15. HOTEL TAMPA TERRACE, Tampa — Open Dec. 15 to Apr. 15. HOTEL LAKELAND TER RACE, Lakeland — Open Dec. 15 to Apr. 15. 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