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"H.M.B." is blended of rare India-Ceylon, Formosa and China teas — in the exact propor tions as prepared for Queen Victoria's private use over half a century ago. "H.M.B.'is particularly recommended to those who appreciate subtleties of bouquet and blended flavor. Imported in pound and half-pound tins. At the best grocers. 60 WARREN ST., NYC TUEG4ICAGQAN i III /? e J o u r a e Gloire Est Arrive! The Advance Guard of Fall Fashion is at our very gates! Dispatches from Paris inform us that models from the first openings will soon be on our Sixth Floor. They advise us of the long flowing silhouette and varied decolletage of the new evening gowns, of the long evening wrap with its luxurious fur, of the chic wrapped and belted daytime coat, of the formal afternoon ensemble and of the new significance of sleeves. The tricorne, the bicorne and the beret will be here in a thousand different versions, each one more engaging than the last. WOMEN'S COATS AND DRESSES, SIXTH FLOOR MILLINERY, FIFTH FLOOR MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY 2 TUEO4ICAG0AN OCCASIONS AIR RACES — All that is aeronautics at the tenth revival of the National Air Races at Curtiss Reynolds Airport at Glenview, August 23 to September 1 and each day offering a totally different program of events. INTERNATIONAL FIELD GAMES— Track and field night spectacle bringing together Lord Burghley and numerous British Dominion luminaries competing against the best that America offers. A new gesture in International cordiality and regarded as a sport highlight of the year. Soldiers Field, Wednesday night, August 27. THEATER Musical -KARTISTS AND MODELS— G rand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. After many delays Phil Baker and Aileen Stanley et al, coming to Town on the 8th of September in the premier musical revue of the season. Curtain 8:15 and 2:15. Evenings $4.40. Matinees $3.00. T)rama MLOVE TECHNIQUE— Studcbaker, 418 South Michigan. Harrison 2792. Mr. Boyden's review on page 26 offers sun- dry criticisms of this vehicle of Lou Tel' legen. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings $3.00. Matinees $2.00. +TOUNG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Ran dolph. Central 8240. Raymond Guion and Dorothy Appleby in another comedy of modern youth opening August 31. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings $3.00. Matinees $2.50. +SEX— Garrick, 64 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Ought to be something daring with Mae West heading the cast. Open ing on August 24. Curtain 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings $3.00. Wednesday mat. $2.00. Saturday mat. $2.50. *TH£ LAST MILE— Harris, 170 N. Dear born. Central 8240. Opening on Sep tember 1 and adjudged the best of this season or any other season. A gripping prison drama with the original Broadway cast. Details will be announced in forthcoming issue. +LOST SHEEP— Selwyn, 180 N. Dear born. Central 3404. Opening on Au gust 30 and helping the Town to throw off the summer lethargy. Prices and cur tain time as yet unreleased. +HOUSE OF FEAR— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Cecile Spoon- er and an adroit cast in one of the first mystery comedies of the season. Cutain 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings $3.00. Mati- ness $2.00. "THE CHICAGO AN" PRESENTS- The Town Looks Up, by Sandor Cover Design Eye and Ear Entertainment Page 2 Palate Preferences 4 Editorial 7 Aviation Highlights, by E. P. Rowles 9 South-Bound, by Victor Haveman 1 1 Distinguished Chicacoans, by }. H. E. Clar^ 12 You Must Come Over, by Robert D. Andrews 13 Rule Britannia, by D. S 15 Rusticity, by Paul Ernst 15 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 17 Archery Form, by Philip Xesbut 18-19 Current Cinema, by Sandor 22 Cinema, by William R. Weaver 23 The Stack, by William C. Boyden 26 Vox Pauci 26 Books, by Su.san Wilbur 28 Go Chicago, by Lucia Lewxr. 30 Shops About Town, by The Chi- cagooine 32 Beauty, by Marca Vaughn 34 THE CHICACOANS Theater Ticket Service Stan 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. CINEMA HOLIDAY: Ann Harding in smart, mod' em and soundly entertaining comedy drama. [See it.] MANSLAUGHTER. Claudette Colbert and Frederic March make a pretty bad play pretty good. [If you like them.} THE MAN FROM WYOMING: Gary Cooper and June Collyer in the worst of the war pictures. [Miss it.] THE WAT OF ALL MEN: Formerly The Sin Flood and still an interesting play. [Sec review in this issue.] LOVE AMONG THE MILLIONAIRES: Clara Bow's finish. [Don't see it.] COMMON CLAY: Constance Bennett, Lewis Ayrcs and other competents in an excellent production of the old success. [Attend.] LET US BE GAY: Norma Shearer's second best, or possibly best, picture. [Don't miss it.] FOR THE DEFEHSE: William Powell in good form. [Certainly.] HELL'S ISLAND. Ralph Graves and Jack Holt in one of those things about a girl. [Sec something else.] THE SEA BAT Charles Bickford in the South Seas. [Don't bother.] HE KNEW WOMEN Lowell Sherman at home. [If you care for his stuff.] SO THIS IS LONDON- Will Rogers and Irene Rich in homespun comedy abroad. [Worth your time.] THE UNHOLY THREE: Lon Chaney's first, and for all we care last, talking- picture. [Sparc yourself.] SOW O' MY HEART: John McCormack in recital plus plot. [Hear him.] THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD: Louis Mann in fine performance of an old familiar story. [If you like acting.] SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES: Billie Dove and Clivc Brook in French farce of better than usual grade. [See and hear.] LAWFUL LARCENY: Lowell Sherman and Bchc Daniels in extensive exchange of bright dialogue. [Possibly.] Tin Chicagoan — Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; \Y. K. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly l>y the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago. HI. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. I.os Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahucnga St. Pacific Coast Office: Simp«on-Reilly, Union Oil Huilding, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco. Subscription $.Mm annually; single copy 15c. Vol. IX No. 14— ~ Aug/30, 1930. Copyright 1930. Entered as second class matter March 25, l')27, at the Post Office at Chicago. III., under the act of March 3, lis/V. TME CHICAGOAN 3 // Taking Off // t=*=r . . . it's the newest thrill of the travel-minded women of today! They will be enthusiastically thronging to the National Air Races, these smart women who have traveled by land ... by sea . . . and are now " taking to " the airways. For them — Stevens Travel Fashions Bureau plans the most adorable wardrobe . . . chic, efficient things that are at home on a steamer ... in a Pullman . . . or in a plane. Clothes so ex actly right they express the bright, modern spirit of wo men who travel casually and for fun! You, too, can join their ranks by consulting our Travel Fashions Bureau. THIRD FLOOR CHAS'A'STEVENS'&'BROS 4 WE CHICAGOAN TABLES AND TIMES Luncheon — Dinner — Later MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. There's historical appeal to the very name and then when one re members the food and service — TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wabash 1088. Mentioned among the Town's in stitutions — and deserving it. GRAYLINGS— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Before or after you cross the bridge but better to stop if pride and palate are impatient. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save King George and St. Hubert's. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. Intrenched in the German tradition and some deftly splendid catering. MAISONETTE Rl/SSE — 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Col. Yaschenko and Sankarjevsky offering one of the brightest magnets on the north side — and some brilliant crowds. JACQUES— 540 Briar Place and 180 E. Delaware. Two French dining rooms that deserve some intriguing metaphor — you'll want to create a new one. HENRICrS— Randolph Street. When bet ter coffee is made, Henrici's will still avoid music melange — or is it orchestral din? CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Su perior 9697. The Spanish atmosphere and when one ventures into Tower Town — RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. After all these years — and still as good as the memories. /IM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. If you are in fine fettle for fish — heave to and anchor at this pleasant port. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. And the other reason is atmosphere. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Sirloin sus tenance that smashes the hunger fetters. /ULIEN'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Copious and broad-minded service and Mamma Julien smiles so homelike. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. Cuisine New Orleans-Parisian and only the merit is obvious. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish service and what a platter-platter of tempting foodstuffs and comments enthusiastic. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. A happy thought when one is coming or going from this terminal. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. Gay throngs pass these portals at high noon and post-theatre. PICCADILLY— Fine Arts bldg., 410 S. Michigan. Newly decorated and the view of the lake is half the happy murmur. HARDDiG'S COLONIAL TEA ROOM— Wabash south of Madison. Luncheon and tea where quietude and service are benedictions. T>usk Till Dawn CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Known for long and still a favor ite. Chinese and Southern cooking. Willie Neuberger orchestra. Cover charge after nine $1.00. Gene Harris directs service a la carte. ROXY CAFE— 79th St. and Stoney Island. Saginaw 2800. Vin Coley and his Roxy club orchestra serving some torrid symphony. Table d'hote service. Cover charge after nine o'clock 50 cents. TERRACE GARDENS— Morrison Hotel, North Clark. Franklin 9600. Ralph Foote livening the Loop and bowing to the large hand from some gay night crowds. Shaefer attends your needs and service is a la carte. Dinners $2.00 and $1.50 and no cover charge. CLUB METROPOLE— 2300 S. Michigan. Victory 3400. A grand slam among the night harbors with Art Kassel and his dream-provoking band, the big magnet for terpsichoreans. Cover charge after nine $1.00. Dinner $2.00 and $1.50. VILLA VENICE— Milwaukee Ave., at Des Plaines River. Wheeling 8. For the seemingly effete, one of the best of the contemporary pick-ups. The Villa has Al Copeland's orchestra, plenty entertain ment and a ride on the gondolas — there's more than one. Cover charge after ten $2.00. Dinners $4.00 and $3.50. CASA GRANADA— 6800 Cottage Grove Avenue. Dorchester 0074. Irving Aaron- son and his Commanders surfeiting the saxmaniacs. Charming summer garden that ought to be seen before the falling leaves. Cover charge Saturday $1.50, weekly $1.00. Dinners $2.50 and $3.00. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd. Victory 7011. Charley Straight and his band blow some mean bliss-brasses to panic the boys with the scorching feet. A few acts rate pat. Cover charge $1.00, Saturday $1.50. LINCOLN TAVERN— Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1919. Tom Gerun and his music makers are high-lights of this joy place on the north ern frontier. Benny Strong, still adoles cent, earns some new laurels. No cover charge. Dinners $2.50 and $3.00. COLOSIMO'S— Wabash at 22nd. Calumet 1127. Merriment unconfined and a speedy relief after dog-day tedium. Serv ice a la carte and cover charge 50 cents after nine. DELLS — Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1717. Coon-Sanders and the Nighthawks, perennial favorites, blend their bleatings and tom-tom with infinite finesse. Dinner $2.50. Cover charge 50 cents during week, Saturday and Sun day $1.00. horning — Noon — Nigh t BLACKSTOHE HOTEL— 656 S. Michigan. Harrison 4300. Service in the moderne and meticulous mode. Margraff directs the string quintette and reactions — favor able. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. The largest in town and a bright spot. Benson's orchestra in the main dining room. Dinners $2.00 and $3.00. In the Colchester Grill dinner $1.50, luncheon 85 cents — and music. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Su- erior 2380. Conventional stopping place ut one that offers the happy feature of privacy to enjoyment. No dancing and service a la carte. CONGRESS HOTEL— Congress at Mich igan. Harrison 3800. Marty Stone and his rhythm-makers unloosening the hours for pleasure in the Pompeiian Room. No cover charge and service a la carte. Louis XVI room — no cover charge and dinner $2.50. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Ran dolph 7500. The Empire Room and the Palmer House orchestra providing im peccable somethings. Dinner $2.50 Chi cago Room — Horrmann headwaiter and dinner $1.50. Victorian Room — Mr. Gartmann servicing and dinner $2.00. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Some of the delicate yearnings of American palates are here translated into reality. Dinner $1.75 and $1.25. SHORELAND HOTEL — 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The summer garden ideal of the south side and some nice things have been said about it. Bet' ter phone for reservations. Dancing for private parties, music while dining. Din ner $2.00. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. Dan Russo has won over a rather gush ing clientele — but the food and service deserve a share of the laurels. Cover charge 50 cents week days, Saturdays $1.25. Dinners $2.00 and $2.50. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1616 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. The menu, the music, the merriment offer a robust triangle of delights. There's dancing Thursdays. And Hoffman directs some truly memorable service. Dinners in the main dining room $2.00 and $1.50. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. A rather sophisticated meeting place of Town notables, and adroit service is happy accompaniment to brilliant atmos phere. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at Oak Street. Superior 2200. Bill Donohue and his Illinois boys permit some pleas ing moments in Jazimania. And Pe1jer Ferris heading the service of some de lightful food offerings — a la carte. Cover charge week nights $1.25, Saturdays $2.50. Italian Room— dinner $2.00 and no cover charge. SHERMAN HOTEL— North Clark and West Randolph. Franklin 2100. Bal Tabarin and College Inn soon to blossom while an eager Town waits. At present the Celtic Room offers a la carte service though no dancing. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Another place that revels in traditions and making newer ones daily. BELMOHT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. When the movement is north, one remembers the Belmont. One docs come upon people to be met. Dinner $2.00 and no dancing. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL — 161 E. Walton Place. Superior 4264. A charm ing rendezvous of the selective gourmets and the Oriental Room, Town Club, or Erivate party rooms provide for any need. tinner $1.25. THE CUICAGOAN A Feature Found Only at 1242 Lake Shore Drive *»3 IN all the length of Lake Shore Drive, from Navy Pier to North Avenue, "124a" is the only apart ment building where the living rooms command a view of the Drive and Lake Michigan while the bedrooms face on a quiet street — peaceful, without traffic. A Happily this fortunate accident $M*t in the city's map occurs at the ';;•: ':lpp^ most attractive portion of the &r Drive — midway between the new uptown shopping center around the Palmolive Building and the beauty of Lincoln Park. 3tt -, 7.1 ; S 55 - "10.4*1' is close to the leading social and athletic clubs, the finest private schools, principal churches, fash ionable hotels. It is but a pleasant walk to the business district. Taxi- cabs and busses pass the door. Car lines are close by. The building is now ready for occupancy and investigation of the remaining apartments is, there fore advisable. Typical units range from six to eleven rooms, simplex or duplex in type. Larger apartments can be arranged. Representative on premises. See them now. R O S 5 SSB^ AN D M A N AGING A G EN ITALMOLIVE BUILMMG i WHITEHALL 7373 R. S. 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CHICAGO Pari* jv#tr lor* London FIVE stage plays are scheduled, as this is written, for immediate exhibition. There were six, then four, and there may be three, none, or a dozen, on the day when this issue of The Chicagoan reaches its readers. Postpone ments, cancellations, changes of theater, of play and cast, have been announced in such confused succession that definite certainty can be felt on only one point: Producers are disturbed and cautious. Caution has no place in show business. Stage producers have permitted themselves to be alarmed by circumstances that are in fact, and particularly in the case of Chicago, more favorable than usual. The success of the talking-picture, chief among the stage pro ducer's worries, cannot be seriously considered as competi tion in Chicago, because Chicago cinema managers present them so badly as to render inoperative whatever poten tially competitive merits they may possess. The so-called depression cannot be seriously expected to interfere with theater attendance unless all past records are reversed . . . man economizes on necessities, not amusements. Actually, no Chicago theater season in easy memory has opened to better expectancy than this one. The only real risk to be considered is that the Town, deprived of stage entertainment these many weeks, may break down the theater doors in its anxiety to see the first good play that opens. Plane Facts STATISTICS prove a number of astounding things. Statistics show that Chicago is eleventh among large American cities in wind velocity, that it is forty-seventh in murders per thousand inhabitants, that it is second in point of population, and so on. But, fortunately, nobody believes in statistics. Chicago continues to be known as the Windy City, we still maintain a police force, and no Chicagoan attempting to make his way through the down town district in daytime believes that there are more human beings resident anywhere in the world. Man still credits his senses above figures. Statistics prove, too, that the United States is inade quately equipped to defend itself against air raids in case of invasion. Yet two thousand planes are assembled for the National Air Races without crippling aerial transpor tation service or devastating air-ports anywhere in all the broad land. Eighteen planes flying in formation over the loop leave no doubt at all, for the man who credits his senses, that they could do a very complete job of wrecking the Town, or any other, in about ten minutes of concen trated effort. If the Brisbanes have persuaded you to have a bomb-proof shelter built into your lawn, go to Glenview, look at the planes, and cancel the order. SIvMv REPORTER Philip Kinsley of The Chicago Tribune sent home from London last year a splendid series of articles on that city, its people and its customs. One of these articles stressed in enthusiastic detail the manner in which British newspapers co-operate with British law- enforcement authorties; how they print only the bare details of a crime at the time of its commission, thereafter permitting duly authorized officials to find and prosecute the criminal in their own efficient way, and finally print the official report of findings made, conviction obtained and sentence given. He furnished statistics showing the remarkably low crime record thus maintained. It would have been futile, of course, to have suggested at that time that Chicago newspapers adopt the British policy. There would have been indignant outcry mention ing that "freedom of the press" of which none are more jealous than we. Yet the plea for secrecy has been made, by the press, by city and county authorities, by everyone connected with the events beginning June 9 and running now into cool weather. To be sure, no one has actually practiced what all have preached. No secrets, save those guarded by the criminals themselves, have been withheld by anybody. Possibly there are reasons for this collapse of the single good idea emanating from the whole unfortunate series of incidents, but more probably the newspapers merely lack the London technique. A beginning is a beginning, however, and now that the general idea has been introduced, it may not be too much to expect that one day the Town may reap the unquestionable benefits of its ultimate successful application. Surfeit THE GOLIATHS are galloping again. Primo Camera is to contact Jack Sharkey in Chicago September 29. Probably nothing can be done about it, and possibly noth ing ought to be. We've begun to incline toward the belief that more instead of less fighting is the cure for what's wrong in the heavy-weight boxing division, and we've worked out a dazzling scheme for disposing of the whole dreary matter to everyone's complete satis faction. As the first step in our scheme, the boxing commission is to be told by the sports writers, in print, that "cham pion" is a relative term and applies automatically to the best, or least bad, of available contenders. As a second step, boxing arenas are to be operated in brief seasons and on daily schedules, as race courses are now operated with such notable success . . . this will serve to dispose quickly of the Phil Scotts and so on by direct destruction. Under this plan, the championship will be passed swiftly from one winner to another during what will be come known as the boxing season, serving much the same purpose as the purse for which the race-horse is supposed to compete. Attendance will average about what it does for the annual Golden Gloves Tournament, a staggering figure over a thirty-day season, and mutuels may be added in liberal states. The grand result of all this should be to raise the heavy-weight pugilist to something approaching the level of the thoroughbred race-horse, but probably that's too much to expect. Failing this, extinction is the pleasant alternative. 8 TUEOIICAGOAN SV» > The pink and black evening pump ¦ ¦ ¦ or w hat h ave you f t . . means this particular Fenton Last evening slipper .. .of white satin and brocade ... is so adaptable it can be dyed any colour . . . or colours. But pink-and-black seems to be a favourite just now. 1 8.50 SAKS -FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CHICAGO THE CHICAGOAN CHICAGO ON THE WING A Review of the Town's Aviation History By E. P. ROWLES SINCE it is generally admitted that Chicago stands at the cross-roads of aviation, the logical aeronautical center of America, it may as well be added that Chicago has been, likewise, a principal contributor to the develop ment of aviation from its inception. A review of thirty-five years during which an ancient human dream has become a modern human necessity brings up a host of memorable but, in the rush of swiftly spinning propellers, half- forgot ten names and incidents. Naturally, Chicago's first general in terest in heavier-than-air flying was one of amusement. The delighted attention of the populace was drawn to the In diana sand dunes in 1895, where Octave Chanute was experimenting with gliders. Dr. Chanute had a num ber of contraptions that looked de cidedly weird to his audiences. They were planes of various kinds. Some had only one plane, some had two, some three, some four, some even five or six. Dr. Chanute would take one of these devices, climb with it to the top of a sand dune, tie himself securely into his rig, run down the hill and try to float on the air. The level-headed crowd, with its feet firmly on the ground, roared with laughter. But Dr. Chanute was not disturbed by the laughter. He was a scientist, making scientific experi ments, to which he devoted nearly all of his time and most of his fortune. Miniature models of those "crazy con traptions" with which Dr. Chanute ex perimented were recently dug out of a dusty garret of the Chicago Academy of Science and are to be displayed in a jC j-C r /<! position of honor in the new Industrial Museum in Jackson Park. Chicago and the world generally has come to the realization that Dr. Chanute was a pioneer. The experiments he performed developed valuable data on the resistance of planes to air, and the federal government appreciated his work so much that it named its flying field at Rantoul after him. So Chanute, like Fulton and other mechanical pioneers laughed at during their experi ments, holds a high place in the hall of fame as one of the pioneers of aviation. ONE of the most influential men whose serious interest was at tracted by Chanute was Bion J. Arnold, Colonel in the Air Service Reserve Corps, former president of the Aero Club of Illinois and the Air Board of Chicago. Arnold's interest in aero nautics began in 1889, when aviation was as visionary as traveling to the moon is now, and when balloons were the height of man's air ambition. Arnold served as a member of the aero nautics committee of the Columbian Exposition in 1893, and when Chanute began his sand dunes experiments Arnold was one of his most enthusiastic supporters. So impressed was he that he bought a farm near St. Joseph, Michigan, to carry on air-water experiments of his own. Later, however, Chanute told him confidentially of the success of the Wright brothers in mechanical flying, and he gave up his experiments in glid ing to take an active role in the develop ment of aviation in Chicago. He was donor of the prize for the international balloon races held in Chicago, July 4, 1909. In the meantime Chanute, a former president of the American Society of Engineers and at the time president of the Western Society of Engineers, had brought striking proof to serious-minded Chicagoans that mechanical flying was not a dream. Through his personal friendship with the Wright brothers, Chanute induced Wilbur Wright to read a paper before the Western So ciety in Chicago. This paper was the first public discussion of the successful experiments of the Wrights, in 1903. CHANUTE and Arnold joined forces as leaders in the Aero club of Illinois, which was founded in 1909 with Chanute as president. Arnold succeeded him in that capacity. In 1914 a third colorful person among Chicago's air pioneers was elected presi dent, Charles Dickinson. In 1910, the year following the or ganization of the Aero club of Illinois, the country went wild about aviation. Magazines were full of diagrams and instructions on how to build a plane. Ambitious youngsters were taking to the air everywhere, Chicago included. James E. Plew, a Chicagoan of rare business foresight, was so impressed with the successful flight of Glenn Curtiss in his biplane that he obtained the agency for the Curtiss machine. 10 TME CHICAGOAN Then the Chicago Evening Post came to the fore with an offer of $10,000 for the first airman who could fly from Chicago to New York. Curtiss ac cepted the challenge; his plane flew four blocks on its way and crashed into a fence and Curtiss gave up the idea. Unsuccessful as was this flight, it put Chicago on the world map of aviation and interested hundreds of Chicagoans in flying. James S. Stephens, one of the most devoted early enthusiasts for aviation in Chicago, saw this period as the most progressive and the most significant in the city's aviation history. The Aero club built a flying field in Cicero which was the most complete and commodious of its time. Apart ment buildings now stand on its site, but it was then the marvel of the world. It was half a mile square and smoothed off into runways that no other city in the world could equal. This flying field was made possible through the generosity of Harold McQirmick, who was one of the club's most enthusiastic members and at one time its president. TO the eyes of 1930 the flying machines on that field would look ridiculously crude. There was the broad-winged Romme-McCormick um brella plane of strange design and of sundry humorous and disastrous experi ences. Pilots could sometimes get this machine into the air, but no one was ever certain that it would stay there for any length of time. Mr. McCormick also owned the "mustard plaster," an other freak plane of curved wings, and a decided attention attracter. This flying field was the scene of many a strange experiment and many a laugh. Everybody was trying out his ideas on aviation, and among the lead ers were Arnold, McQirmick, T. Edward Wilder, Stevens, Everett C. Brown, Plew, Harold W. Robbins and Francis X. Mudd. In the midst of this experimentation, the Wright brothers came to Chicago to show what they could do and so im pressed Hermann H. Kohlsaat, the pub lisher, that he posted $10,000 for a successful flight from Chicago to Springfield, 111. The Wrights captured the prize money and again centered the attention of the world on Chicago. THEN came an affair in Chicago which was hailed, even by foreign flyers, as "the greatest aviation event the world has ever seen." It was the international aviation meet staged in Grant park which was witnessed by between three and four million persons. Fathered by the Aero Club of Illinois, it was a vivid demonstration of what public spirited citizens were doing to push Chicago to the fore in flying. Harold McCormick headed the group backing the meet and which made up a deficit of $55,000 which remained to be paid after the excitement was over. During the nine days ending August 20, there was twice as much flying as the world had ever heard of before; $80,000 in prizes was awarded competing avi ators and $140,000 was taken in at the gate. Paid $2 a minute while in the air, pilots spent as little time as possible on terra firma, and the sky above the park was continually dotted with the birdmen. This meet quickened the whole nation's interest in aviation and brought out a number of new leaders, among them Cal Rodgcrs, G. W. Beatty, Oscar Brindlcy and Howard Gill. Among the veterans to win new fame were Earle Ovington, A. L. Welsh, Jimmic Ward, J. A. D. McCurdy, Eugene Ely and Tom Sopwith. Lincoln Beachey, flying an All American Curtiss, broke the altitude record, and Rodgcrs won the endurance prize. During 1910 Merrill D. Mann, along with R. W. ("Shorty") Schrocdcr and E. M. ("Matty") Laird, taught himself to fly at the old Cicero flying field. Today "Chief" Mann heads the thirty- third division air service with the rank of major, with headquarters at the municipal airport. Major Mann has built up one of the most efficient na tional guard air units in the country, of which Chicago should feel justly proud. IN 1912 Chicago staged another inter national air event when the Gordon Bennett races were run off. A $16,000 course was prepared at Clearing and the race was followed by a three-day air demonstration in Grant Park, free to the public. This gesture cost Chi cagoans $67,000. By 1913 the Curtiss flying boat had attracted attention and Harold Mo G>rmick bought one and used it in going to and from his office. E. R. Hibbard and L. A. Vilas also bought flying boats. In 1914 Charles Dickinson, another of the Chicagoans whose interest in air travel dates back to the experimental stage, succeeded to the presidency of the Aero Club of Illinois which had played such an important role in the development of aviation here. Although 68 years of age, Mr. Dickinson is still an ardent flyer and can handle a plane with the best of the youngsters. In his first year as president the club built its new flying field, a mile square, and completely equipped it, under the engineering leadership of Bion Arnold. During the World War, the club turned over its field and equipment to the Army, the club paying for improve' ments and upkeep. Forty-seven army planes were in use there until the army had its own field ready. Thirty-two members of the club were in active serv ice during the War. THE War years constitute one of the most glorious periods in Chi' cago's air history. The town furnished more airmen to the army during the War than any other municipality. Chi' cago instructors trained more pilots that actually reached the front than all other instructors combined. Maj. R. W. Schrocder served as chief test pilot during the War. Maj. Reed C. Landis brought down nine enemy airplanes and one balloon. Lieut. William P. Erwin is credited with eight planes, Lieut. Frank R. Hayes and Maj. James A. Keating downed six each, Lieut. John J. Seerley, five, Capt. Charles G. Gray, four. But Chicagoans didn't quit after the war. Maj. Schrocdcr in 1919 and 1920 made three world altitude records. By 1924 Chicago had more active flying fields privately owned than any other city in the country. Between twenty and thirty airplanes were constantly in use at Ashburn Field. E. B. Heath was making and flying planes at his field at Peterson road and Lincoln avenue, Walter Bnxk, one of the first London- to- Paris flyers, was operating in Chicago and Milwaukee. David L. Behncke and others were operating the Checkerboard air service in Maywood. Alfred, Decker and Cohn had estab lished hangars at Checkerboard field. John Miller at that time was operat ing a flying service at the Edgewater Beach hotel. E. M. Laird, who in 1914 was a clerk in the First National bank, by 1924 was doing a big business in airplanes of beautiful lines and speed, William B. Stout, former Chicagoan, was visiting his home town in an all metal monoplane which carried eight passengers and 1,000 pounds baggage. [turn to pace 24] TI4CCWICAC0AN n SOUTH-BOUND To left front the mazda-gilded pea\ of the Carbon and Carbide Building, and beyond, Grant Par\ and the Outer Drive in night array as the camera of Victor Haveman discovers them from Mather Tower. 12 TME CHICAGOAN DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK REED LANDIS: Former ace with the Royal Air Force and credited officially with nine enemy planes; decorated with Distinguished Flying Cross; returned from the war to take up Aero-advertising and recognized internationally as expert; prophet of Chicago's greatness by way of aviation and crusading this past decade to secure a suitable aero-terminal; energetic advisor of The National Aeronautic Association. MERRIEL ABBOTT: Whose name elicits a round of eulogy wherever the dance is discussed; deciding twelve years past to ex ploit the fruit of her talents among others; fulfilling contracts at home and on the con tinent with her dancers and the name Ab bott becoming as memorable as Duncan; discovering frequently and happily many potential followers of Terpsichore and has already released to a never reluctant world such stars as Mary Eaton, Harriet Hoctor and Barbara Newberry; and the world waiting for more. RUDOLPH W. SCHROEDER: Who suf fered frozen eyeballs and acute dilation of the heart to break altitude records; who fell six miles from the heavens oblivious to all sensation and miraculously landed; router of the skies and director of air pageants; former army test pilot and acclaimed the beau ideal of flyers; his executive and admin istrative abilities have helped in the de signing of airports and greater efficiency in aero-mechanisms; the best liked pilot in the game and currently championing the Na tional Air Races to a happy outcome. EDWIN R. EMBREE: whose interest and charting of industrial problems have been his major moments since coming away from Yale; former Vice President of Rockefeller Foundation and now President of Julius Rosen wald Fund; promoter of medical clinics for the needy; traveling surveyor of humane dilemmas confronting the universe; authority on racial problems; honored among the savants and revered among the op' pressed; proving daily that systematic char itable funds arc the best media of applied philanthropy. ELEANOR MEDILL PATTERSON: Daughter of the founder of the Chicago Tribune, lately assuming the editorial helm of the Washington Herald; best posted woman on society at the nation's capital; her book "Glass Houses" while still Countess Gizycka an erudite compendium of all Washington; familiar figure in foreign courts and diplomatic courts at home; her broad experience and full knowledge of things literary a pleasant augury that her new endeavor will be the enduring high light of her professional life. TUE CHICAGOAN 13 YOU MUST COME OVER A Survey of Chicago Drinking Manners HE got a good grip on the desk with his left hand and he got a good grip on his necktie with his right hand and he said in a sort of unfinished voice, "I had a great time last night. A mar velous time!" "What did you do?" "I don't remember." "Then how . . .?" "That's how I know I had a good time. When I can't remember a thing, then I know it was really a good party. I had a big time last night." So spoke The Spirit of Chicago. He established the formula and then he went away, because he was going to have a party that night and he had to see Eddie and get some ginger ale and some oranges and order a cake of ice. That night twenty-two people were at his place and it was a big party. I know it was a big party because four girls passed out and were put side by side on a bed until it was time to haul them home, and two girls cried and one stood in the middle of the floor and told the story of her life and there were three fights and a lot of arguments and people broke seven glasses and an ash tray and somebody poured alcohol into the piano and the host got ill and the neighbors called up five times. So you see it was a good party. It was a g<x)d Chicago party. BUT Chicago parties are not all like that? And nice people do not have parties like that? No? No? I think they do. I think that in Chicago drinking is a feat of strength, not a gentleman's accomplishment; I think that in Chicago not one host (or host ess) in fifty knows how to mix or serve drinks and not one guest in one hun dred knows how to drink them. I found out when I had been here only a week that in Chicago there is a sort of rule about parties. The rule is that you have not had fun unless you pass out. But if you pass out you do not have any fun. So why go? The evenings are long and there are not enough detective stories and you cannot be always looking at the moon or call ing up on the telephone. So you go. So you drink. So you become a part of this and the taste you had developed goes beneath the fiery onslaught of By ROBERT D.ANDREWS awful mixtures and when some day one presents you with authentic Scotch or actual gin you taste gingerly and you say "Awful. Let's go down the street to the speakeasy and get some really good stuff that's got a wallop in it" and then there you are. YOU go into a restaurant and there are plenty of them and the wine is gtxxl, but it is served in tall tumblers and watch the people drink it. They pick up the glass and they toss all this wine into their mouths at once, and they do not get the bouquet of it, they do not know or care whether it is mo selle or sauterne, they only call the waiter and complain in a low voice but insistently, "That stuff hasn't got any kick. How about some gin?" You go to a party and the hostess has done nobly with the menu and the roast is excellent and the fish is a dream, but with the roast you are given green Chartreuse and with the fish you have a slug of gin. You go out to dinner and, arriving at six, you find the cocktail circuit has be gun and you are presented with a glass containing in equal parts artificial orange juice, artificial ice and artificial gin, and the ice has melted into the liquor and the orange juice is too sweet, but you are expected to drink half a dozen or so and by the time the people are seated they could not taste the good food if they cared, they can only shout and be desperately gay and wonder if aspirin would help. And these are not exceptions. These Oi/k "That K>as a great book yo.u wrote, Old Man . . . I tell you it made me think but I didn't mind" 14 TWQCWCAGOAN are the things that happen each night, that are a part of the regular schedule, that are expected. I see a man bracing himself grimly and he says, "You see I got stiff last night before we got to the theater, and I couldn't even see the stage, and to night I'm going out to a family dinner and gosh how I hate it. I wish I didn't have to drink tonight, I'd like to talk." He says, "When I get there Nick will meet me at the door and take me into the library and we will have two shots of bourbon straight, and then we will join the others and he'll bring on the cocktails and do you know how he mixes them?" "No." "He puts three fingers of gin to a glass. And some honey. And some White Rock. And a little dash of ver mouth. And he shakes that up." "How does it taste?" "When I was a little boy they had to pay me to take a spoonful of castor oil, and this is ten times as bad, but I have to drink it and smile and say it's swell or the host will be hurt." He squares his shoulders. "I might as well get it over with. If your telephone rings, come on down to the jail and bail me out. Good night." So speaks The Spirit of Chicago Drinkers. And this is not exaggeration. None of it is exaggeration and anyone who has been told "You must come over" will know that it is not. THERE were the young men of good family and money who gave a party which was the high point of their season. They had a gallon of al cohol and they put it on the table in a crock, and alongside were some oranges that had not much juice in them, and some weary lemons, and a bowl of ice cubes and a case of ginger ale. They kept coming around and saying, "What's wrong? Why aren't you drinking?" and then somebody would dip in a cup and get it full of gin and slosh it into a glass and drop in an ice cube and squeeze an orange or a lemon and fill up the glass with ginger ale, which had gone flat, and say, "Here you are. Give it a home." And here stood gentle people who ten years ago knew the taste of curacao and the warm impact of triple sec and the soft pleas ure of Rhine wine, and they drank this stuff at a gulp and they said it was very fine and so they would have another one. THERE was a lady who had treas ured an imperial quart of Four Roses, or it might have been Dewars, but when people came in she opened the bottle and poured the Scotch into a salad bowl, and to it she added a pint of alcohol and a pint of distilled water, and then she put in some Scotch ex tract she got at the grocery store and that was what they drank. And there was the lady who, as a special treat, had five friends for an in formal gathering, and she had four bot tles of creme de cocoa and that was all, and she served it in tall tumblers with ice and a sprig of mint and people drank that stuff all evening long. And there was the man who some how got hold of two bottles of An gostura bitters, which were the honest article, and he served that in tall glasses also, but because it was bitter he added a little orange and sugar. And there was the nice couple who had some people over for the evening and they were given vermouth only, in large white coffee cups, and if you have ever taken six drinks of vermouth with out any relieving touch you know that it was not exactly a pleasant evening. THEN there was the young couple who, returning from Canada, where for the first time in their young lives they had seen real liquor sold over a counter, brought with great secrecy a Kittle of green Chartreuse, a bottle of Black and White gin, a bottle of triple- sec brandy which the Canadian govern ment declared with asperity was forty years old. So they sat down for a big party and first they had tumblers of gin, but they both said, "It's terrible. It doesn't taste like gin." So they had tumblers of Chartreuse to kill the taste and when the lingering sweetness palled they said, "Let's kill that " So they had tumblers of triple-sec and I think you know the rest of the story. And there was the man who lay awake for three nights to invent a new thrill for his guests on Saturday night, and when they arrived they were given iced coffee in which he had put alcohol, gin drops and a small joupcon of lemon. And it took six policemen to get that thing straightened out. There was, also, the very nice girl who, tasting for the first time in her life valid sour wine which had a his tory like an emperor's, said, "I don't like it. It's just like strawberry syrup." So she drank wine and gin, half-and- half, and ginger ale for a chaser. THAT is only a phase of the prob lem. There is that other rule which says that the party is over only when all the liquor has been consumed, so that the cautious host must hold back a little, doling it out slowly, or pretty soon his guests will shamble out and go on to another party where there really arc enough drinks. There is the further rule which says that you must get as noisy as you can as s<x>n as possible, and that if you take your drinks slowly you arc not being one with the party. There is still another rule which has it that putting wet glasses on the mahogany piano and dropping classical phono graph records out of the sixth story window and letting cigarets burn down into the carpet and fighting with any one in sight is quite the thing so long as you have been drinking, for of course then your alibi is perfect. There is nowhere in Chicago — I be lieve— that sort of antiquated belief that drinking was pleasant but that get' ting drunk was not. There is no where a conception of the part liquor should play in a conversation, in a bridge tea, in a dinner, in an evening spent with friends. There is only a consuming desire to be boiled. Nor can you blame all of this barba rism upon The Noble Experiment. Nor can you say that Chicago offends no more than any other city, for that is not true; this city, which must always be bigger and better, is rougher and nosier in its drinking than any other city I have ever seen. There are still plenty of people in Chicago, realizing that there has been An Experiment and realizing that there is some sort of law about liquor, who still cherish a mistaken pride in their ability to mix up something which does not produce the jumping jitters, still cherish a fondness for a taste in a glass. But each day there are less of these <xJd people, and there are more people going around Chicago who want the sock and never mind the pleasure. So perhaps it is all for the best. For the people who so earnestly believe in prohibition, the people who see Chicago as their arch-enemy, need not worry so much. I think Chicago drinkers are going to cure themselves, for after a while Chicago drinks will get so bad that even the hardiest violators will give up and go home. Then they can pin white ribbons on the speakeasies and Al Capone will have to find a new racket. And then the bad old days will be all over forever. THE CHICAGOAN is RULE BRITANNIA A Brief Sketch of Her Noble Hurdler, Lord Burghley "/"^LD England's about done for" ^¦^ is a glib phrase. Ever since the war it has cropped up in conversa tion so frequently that it is now almost regarded as a truism. And the English, notoriously pessimistic, always "grous ing" about something, have helped to perpetuate this impression. An attractive, slim young man of twenty-five with an eager, friendly smile is one of the most convincing refutations of that gloomy phrase that England can produce. He leads an aggregation of some fifty British ath letes, the pick of the Empire, who will compete with America's best in the fourth renewal of the British Empire- United States Track Meet, which will be held on the night of August 27th in Soldier Field. David George Brownlow Cecil, son and heir of the Marquis of Exeter, known by his title as Lord Burghley (pronounced Burly) has been for the past seven years the sensation and de light of British athletics. Today he ranks as Great Britain's most brilliant and most widely known amateur ath lete. As a member of a noble family whose position and prestige are unas sailable, he gives the lie to those who airily and ignorantly assert that the British system of aristocracy is effete and decadent. LORD BURGHLEY could scarcely m be described as particularly well- built. He is lithe and of medium height; his complexion is light and his features rather sharp. In manner he is quick, alert, nervous. I have seen him run many a race at Fenner's in Cam bridge during his last two years there when he was secretary and then presi dent of the Athletic Association, at Queen's Club in London, and at the stadium at Colombes outside Paris. Always his performances impressed me with their ease and grace, their perfect coordination of muscle and brain. He seems just to step over the hurdles. Perhaps the most outstanding quality in his races is his determination to win. I recall a relay race at Cambridge when he was last man for his side, which seemed to be hopelessly outdistanced. With amazing speed he streaked around the track, caught and passed his rival, and won the race. Only his native "bull-dog tenacity" could have tri umphed in the face of such an obstacle. "The playing fields of Eton," famed in song and story, across the Thames from Windsor, were where Lord Burghley first began to develop his mar velous hurdling ability. When he "came up" to Cambridge as a "fresher" at Magdalene College in the autumn of 1923, he had something of a reputa tion, but he was not sufficiently ma tured, being then only eighteen, to make the team in time for the annual meet with Oxford in March. From then on, however, his progress was phenomenal. He represented Great Britain in the Paris Olympiad that summer (1924). He won both the 120 and the 220 yards hurdles for Cambridge against Oxford in 1925, 1926, and 1927. He represented Oxford and Cambridge twice against Harvard and Yale and twice against Princeton and Cornell, winning both hurdles once against Har vard and Yale and twice against Prince ton and Cornell. In the Amateur Athletic Association championships he has been in the finals of the 440 yards hurdles five times and he has won four times. The one time he was second, the winner had to make a new British record to beat him. Lord Rusticity I'd love to live in the country Far from the madding throngs Where the crickets sing, In the amorous spring, Their crickety creakety songs. I'd love to live in the country Out of the noise and smoke, With a pack of hounds And a polo grounds Like a typical farming bloke. I'd love to live in the country And ramble the fields adown . . . I'd love to live in the country If only they'd bring it to town. —PAUL ERNST. Burghley 's greatest achievement was, of course, winning the Olympic 400 metre hurdles championship at Amsterdam in 1928, when he defeated Frank Cuhel and Morgan Taylor, the American stars. Only last month in London, dur ing the try-outs for the British team, he won the 120 yards high hurdles in : 14.5 and the 440 yards hurdles in :53.8, setting new English records. I FIRST met Lord Burghley in an impromptu game of ice hockey one December day near Cambridge, where he pitched in, though inexpertly, with his usual determination. Several weeks later a mutual friend took me to his rooms for an evening of song and beer. From the first I was struck with his impulsive cordiality. He has none of that reserve which sometimes charac terizes Englishmen and especially Eto nians. I admired the many medals, cups, and other trophies which in their num ber and variety suggested a museum. He proved quite talkative and told me of his trip to America the previous sum mer and of how hospitable the Amer icans were. Lord Burghley's friendliness was par ticularly evidenced the next year when an American undergraduate, a former Harvard track man fell ill. He took him to his home near Stamford in Northamptonshire to recuperate. Naturally Lord Burghley was ex' tremely popular at Cambridge and is throughout England. His friendly dis position and engaging smile win him friends wherever he goes. In my opinion, he represents all that is finest in British sportsmanship: a passionate sense of fair-play, which reveals itself in the familiar phrase "not quite cricket"; an ungrudging admiration for the other fellow's ability; and an in vincible determination to give one's best, not primarily to win, but to "play the game." I know of no one who can exercise a more beneficent influence on Anglo-American relations, or who is better fitted for the role of "ambas sador of good-will." Chicagoans have a unique opportunity on August 27th to acclaim this noble Briton and his fel low athletes with the American equiva- lent of "well run, sir." 16 TWQCMICAGOAN TYPE HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITY PLATE CLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES CADILLAC LaSALLE owners consider final costs first . . — and save money all the way If list price, and the first thou sand milts of car operation were the only things to consider/ you might be sensible in purchasing some othtr car besides Cadillac or La Salic. But final costs of 25,000 to 1 00,000 miles of driving is the real point at issue. Replacements must be thought of — and overhauling. They cost money. All the customary main tenance costs art reduced — and many entirely eliminated, when you purchase a Cadillac or La Salle. These are facts we're prepartd to demonstrate to your satisfac tion. When may we have the opportunity? Cadillac Motor Car Company Olrliiom of Gmrral Mnlnr w Corporation CHICAGO BRANCHES S301 So«lth Michigan A v«nu« 5010 Haipti A vcnu« SS01 Broadway 119 South Kodiio Av.nu. MIS E. 7l.i St 4114lrvlnf Park Boulevard 1810 RldflO Avanuo, Evan. ton 1M North First Stroot. Hit hland Park 818-8J6 Madison Stroot, Oak Park NEW NEW CADILLAC LaSALLE TMECUICAGOAN 17 TOWN TALK Not All Sell Bonds-^-The Scream from the Window— Uncle's Indiscretion— The Peerless Pond— Native Ballads and Mr. Zuta— A Unique Travel Greeting— Still More Chicago Books ''After College— What?" THE 1930 Directory of University of Chicago alumni living in Chi cago is out: sheer, stark, and impres sive, it is the best of its series, being a bit more sedate than its predecessors in that it contains fewer Babbitt cartoons, wherein the distinguished alumnus's photographed face is attached to a pen- and-ink body, seated at his place of business with the name and address of the Company lettered on the cartoon window and the high position of the graduate ("President" or "Vice Presi dent") conspicuously limned on his in dustrious desk. This sort of art work has always amused us, whether found in directories of graduates of the higher culture or merely on those occasional puff pages in certain newspapers where the advertiser also pays for this odd form of self-expression. Glancing over the Midway fratres in urbe, we find that Alma Mater has given to Chicago, according to group ings in the classified section, 2 air craft, 2 artists, 19 writers, 4 book sellers, 9 candy and gum, 1 cigars, 5 druggists, 1 florist, 1 furs, 2 geologists, 3 hardware, 9 hotel and restaurants, 4 judges, 1 laundries, 2 leather, 1 marble, 1 1 musi cians, 3 orchestra conductors (the dis tinction between musicians and orches tra conductors is that of the University authority compiling the directory), 1 philanthropic finance, 4 plumbing and heating, 1 signs, 1 smelting, 2 tanners, 2 water softeners and 7 Y. M. C. A. secretaries. The more popular occupations, as shown by longer listings among the oc cupational groups, include accountants, advertising, banks and trust companies, brokers, chemists, clergymen, educators, executives, insurance, investment securi ties, lawyers, physicians and surgeons, general salesmen, and real estate. The list of "educators" is surprisingly long, including more graduates than are in the insurance and investment businesses together. If you add to this latter group the bankers and brokers you get a list about equal to the number of teachers. But of course you also have By RICHARD ATWATER to add "salesmen" and "real estate," at which point teaching finally takes sec ond place to business. Even so, there seem to be quite a lot of educators. This is because teachers will always be needed to instruct each new generation of collegians wishing to be teachers or salesmen. This makes for stability in modern education, and on this princi ple we recommend the 1930 Directory as instructive and entertaining reading. tan tA Startling Confession OTHER dwellers in a highly re stricted cooperative apartment building were quite nonplussed the other evening, when a shrill girlish scream issued from one of the open windows, followed by the proclamation, "But Roger, I am not fit to become your bride!" We were quite interest ed until we decided they were just playing charades. tan Uncle's Indiscretion EDITORIAL from The Daily Hews, as recently reprinted in a Sunday Tribune: "The murder of Alfred Lingle, reporter for the Chicago Tribune, is a plain notifi cation that under the present police admin istration the gangsters regard themselves as free to run the city for their own vicious purposes. For any person so indiscreet as uncle played the ophicleide and Aunt will cheerfully provide a hired nameless killer to shoot him dead from behind." This curious statement probably bothered not only the Tribune but many startled Chicagoans. It got us running to the dictionary, and we learned an ophicleide, derived from two Greek words meaning serpent and key, is a large brass wind instrument of the trumpet kind, having a loud tone, deep pitch, and a compass of three octaves. We still don't know positively why Uncle was especially indiscreet in play ing the ophicleide, unless he had had written warning that Aunt could not stand loud, deep tones with a compass of three octaves, and that if he persist ed in playing the ophicleide she would cheerfully hire a nameless killer to shoot him dead from behind (behind the ophicleide, presumably) . What this has to do with the Lingle matter is still uncertain, but doubtless it will transpire in time. Maybe Aunt thought the ophicleide was a saxophone. Oyster Time Table SEPTEMBER is at the door, almost; and the oyster season is about to open with a nationwide salute from the humorists1 union. We will satisfy our- self, this year, with merely pointing out that the shrewd epicure will not only insist there be an R in the month, but that even during the period from Sep tember to April he will under no cir' cumstances touch an oyster on the R-less days, Sunday to Wednesday in clusive. Even on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the sophisticated diner will consult not only the calendar but his watch and make sure there is an R in the hour. One, Two, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve are obviously hostile to the bi- valve. Three and Four o'clock are the oyster hours. Please note this informa tion carefully. It will not appear again. Iowa and Other Gestures SO far as we know, officially, Illinois has no state gesture corresponding to the old Iowa custom, whenever al lusion is made in that region to the State Where the Tall Corn Grows, of raising the right arm and twiddling the fingers to indicate corn tassels fluttering in the sun. Would it be wise of us to suggest another of those contests, to se lect a State Gesture for Illinois? Per haps not. It was Irving K. Pond, the noted wit, acrobat and architect, who showed us the Iowa gesture lately, and we were quite carried away. Mr. Pond was just back from attend ing a circus fans1, or maybe circus man agers', convention in Des Moines. This is the convention that sent that resolu tion to Hoover, and it is just a guess of ours that Mr. Pond's presence at the convention had something to do with framing the resolution. The circus fans' 18 THE CHICAGOAN emblem is a button-pin displaying an elephant, and the resolution, you may recall, was a plea to the G. O. P. to seek some other emblem than the ele phant, on the ground that circus people wearing their own elephant pin are in great fear when walking abroad of be ing mistaken for Republicans, especial ly in this particular year of gracious. We don't remember seeing in the pa pers what Mr. Hoover said when he read this resolution. Mr. Pond is quite a circus fan. We don't dare ask him if he's a Republican or not, even in a footnote. Back in the quaint days of the Coath school board, Time mentioned Allan B. Pond and added in a footnote that he was "a re tired architect." This adjective of course was utterly erroneous, and brother I. K. wrote Time a nice little note to the effect that whenever they added a footnote they put their foot in it. t*l Native Song Dept. DEAR RIQ: Your plea for a Chi cago ballad arouses my interest. I agree with you that the stuff for one is here and the time is ripe. Do you recall Sterling North's ballad about a Chicago gunman which appeared in Midwee\ some time ago? That was a close approach. Having the important factor of death (as what ballad about a Chicago gunman wouldn't!), it lacked that other imp. fac, love, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, having no ballad, Chicago might derive a bit of com pensation in the fact it has something of a native song: a song which most of the Irish who formerly lived around the stockyards know by heart. It is as popular among them as The Sidewal\s of 7^[ew Tor\ is to Gotham people. Or do they sing the famous Al Smith song in New York? I sometimes doubt it. Our song, if you please, is called Bac\ o' the Yards and here are the words of the chorus: "Back o' the yards — back o' the yards, In old Chicago town, Where each fellow and gal is a regular pal, They never turn you down. Where an ace is an ace any time, any place; They're bound to win your kind regards. They're a wonderful crowd and I feel mighty proud When I shout I'm from back o' the yards." This highly inspiring chanson is the joint creation of Walter Goodwin, sometime song composer and Broadway hoofer, and Joseph ("Sambo") O'Con nor, a red-headed wit and barrcxim (B. P.) singer of the stockyards hinterlands. It is said that the song brought rousing cheers when played by a Chicago band at the Democratic national convention in New York in 1924. The following distinguished worthies of south Halstcd street, many of whom are in public office today, are honored by having the song dedicated to them: Aid. Thomas Byrne, Jim Boyle, Paddy Carroll, Tom Carey, the late P. J. ("Paddy") Carr, Aid. Joe McDonaugh, Garry Noonan, Tommy O'Grady, Al Gorman, Joe Fitz gerald, Tim Hogan, "Buff" Costello and Jim Daily. Quite a breath of the ould sod, eh? Anyway, this song is published and I have a copy. Do come over some eve ning and we'll sing it for you. — JOHN DRURY. t*» Whistles of Yesteryear WE had forgotten the words to Mr. Drury's folk music (and will likely forget them again by our next number) ; but this old memory is not altogether capricious, and we shall never quite lose the echo of what we thought was the Beverly Hills theme song, back in the days when that suburb was three frame houses in a wilderness of prairie grass; when a Loop bus was a "carette" drawn by horses over cobblestones; when Cottage Grove cars ran by cable and Vincennes Road ones by storage battery; when the auto mobile was a newfangled contraption that broke down on its noisy way to the first corner; and when one's mother, when in a daring mood, took one in a breathtaking elevator ride up to the roof garden of the Masonic Temple to see Papinta, the Fire Dancer or hear The Girl in the Auburn Hair sing The Holy City. The Beverly Hills song we recall was possessed by the ultra modern family across the dusty and grassy suburban street, and its strident strains lurked on the first graphophone ever played south of 95th street. An instrumental record, announced by a cylindrical voice, it was called The Whistler and His Dog. Each summer evening, as one sat with the rest of the family on the front porch rocking-chairs slapping mosquitoes on one's barefoot legs, one could hear from three to six continuous renditions of The Whistler and His Dog. Not only do we still recall this nightly ritual, but it has ruined a cer tain notable and noble painting for us. And not only form, mind yon. but composition .¦ even when ye sturdy bowmen chance to be, unthinkable enough, left-handed Every time we hxik at Whistler's Mother we think of this historic tune, and somehow or other the emotion of sentiment we should get from the pic ture is mixed up with an old Freudian resentment against something. We don't know whether it's phonographs, Beverly Hills, or mosquitoes. The Cricket and the Crocodile THE cricket and the crocodile Were drinking cambric tea; Which bothered at least one of them Excruciatingly (And rather annoyed the other one, Parcnthctic'ly.) "I hate to criticise these cups," The cricket shyly cried, "But when I try to crawl up mine To drink, right down I slide; And if I hopped up o'er the brim, That would be suicide " "My teacup wasn't tu> big for me," Bewailed the crocodile, "Though it certainly held some rather hot tea For one just used to the Nile; And as my teacup now 1 can't see, That I swallowed it, Kx), bet I'll!" So the cricket and the crocodile Abandoned their cambric tea, And since that time together them No more you'll ever see; For each in his separate lonely place Teacuplcss livcth he. —PROF. JF.KYLL OF HYDE PARK. TMECMICACOAN 19 FORM ON THE RANGE In archery as in art, Philip Nesbitt perceives, form is pretty definitely the thing. He proves his point, after a fashion, with sketches made at the National Archery Tournament in Grant Park, August 12-15 Nor is archery, or any sport, complete without this will ing lady whom we seem to meet everywhere . . . won't someone give the dear soul a name' A swift but well-intended impression of Audrey Grubbs, of California, winner of championship honors in 1929 and successful defender in 1930 zA Zuta Ballad THERE might be a ballad in the Zuta affair, at that. "Shoot a" rhymes with "Zuta," and the fact that the victim was putting a slug in a nickel piano when they put the slugs in him might well go down, some day, in eter nal minstrelsy. There was a piano, you remember, in that other fine old ballad, The Shooting of Dan McGrew; though we don't know how well the line "My God, how that man could play" would go with a nickel-piano player, even in a ballad. As usual, by the way, the newspaper reporters were too excited when they covered this story to ascertain the de tail of greatest news value. What was the selection in the Greek Harp which Mr. Zuta was endeavoring to evoke with that last nickel? Was it, maybe, "Good Times Are Coming?" Hands Across the Sea SOMETHING new, at least to him, in travel greetings is reported by Fred Lowenthal. He subscribes to the weekly edition of the British Manches ter Guardian; opening his latest copy at a recent breakfast he noted an appar ent mistake: they had sent him a copy of the daily, instead of the weekly edi tion. Then he noted one of the small- print advertisements, with which Eng lish editors cover their front pages, was faintly marked with a warning pencil. Adjusting his reading lenses, Fred dis covered it read : FRED. — Greetings from dirty old Manchester. — Mike and Margaret. The eminent Tobins of our state uni versity had run out of picture post cards while in England, but not out of the sort of American ingenuity which may well make our British cousins gasp. Importance of the Grand Manner THEN there's the local reporter who, finding himself penniless one Monday morning after a thoroughly vagabondish weekend, called at an emi nent downtown bank, demanded to see a Mr. Dawes on important business, and when admitted to the sanctum of one who naturally presumed he was to be interviewed again for the papers, very formally announced that for rea sons of the utmost financial importance, he was calling to negotiate a loan. Ten dollars, if you please, till next Tuesday. The tale tells that he got it, but that it might not always work. Control Yourself * NEW "dealer's choice" knob on f\ some of the new radios permits the listener to modify the tone of what he tunes in, so that it will sound "bril liant," "bright," "mellow" or "deep" according to which adjective his emo tional needs seem to require at the mo ment. It is not known what Beethoven would have thought of a device over ruling his private instructions to the or chestra conductor; but there can be no question such a control, if it could be attached to us mortals, would prove a great social convenience. We wish we had such an attach ment. It is not always easy, without one, to be brilliant, bright, mellow or deep. (Any one of these qualities would satisfy most of us, let alone a whole gamut of them!) But a Russian friend of ours, named Mr. Tellis, says what he likes about Americans is that they no sooner see the need of a new invention than they discover the answer. So it's pretty sure such a hu man control button will soon be here, and we had better start now planning how to use it, so as to be ready for it socially. Obviously it would be a faux pas to 20 TWtCWICAGOAN be brilliant in the company of poets, who are mellow [or are they deep? This is one of the matters that must be settled definitely.] It would be just as much of a social error to choose to be deep when among the company of the bright. We must know not only hou> to choose our right tone, but when to choose it. And one must be very careful to adjust the new improvement with care. It would result oddly, for example, should Mr. Coolidge (though we're sure Mr. Coolidge, of all people, would be cautious not to turn his knob carelessly) have himself fitted to one of the new controls and then accidentally turn it from his natural depth or mel lowness (whichever it is) to "bright" or "brilliant." A louder emphasis, in our leading columnist's style, on the soprano parts would certainly shock many of his readers and cause no end of confusion in the stock market, accustomed as the stock market has become to the deep, reassuring rhythm of this great leader's kettledrums. Maybe this social control button had better be deferred by the inventors for a few months, until we have got used to using it just on the radio. Ours hasn't come yet, and we wonder what happens. Can you make Bright Col lege Tears come out Brilliant College Years, or Melloto College Years, at will? Even the idea of brilliant college years makes us rather sad. Changing Deep River to Melloto River might be fun, though, for once. But we should think it would be disconcerting to tune in on an advertisement for a Brillian- tine and, by careless toning, have it come out as an indorsement of Bright's disease. And when you get a program of harmony sisters, can you bring out the bass in them? And what happens when you get a pair of famous Negro impersonators and turn your radio but ton to the instruction, "brilliant?" And what an age this is to live in! Archi medes, who said if he had a long enough lever and a fulcrum, he could move the world, should be living now. You can almost change the date on the cal endar by turning a knob. \jn 'Poet on Brisbane MR. LEW SARETT, the poet and raconteur of French-Canadian guide stories (including the one about the porcupine) had just given a verbal tribute to newspaper editors selecting the verse of Edgar Guest for their read ers, when the Investment Broker made an important announcement. "I am going to write an article on newspapers that will be second to none," said this gentleman. "They spoiled the gala opening of my offices in the new Board of Trade building, anyway, by letting a reporter get killed that same day in the other, and wrong end of the Loop. Name me any real editorial writer." Mr. Sarett, with a charming smile, mentioned Arthur Brisbane; Mr. Riq seconding the motion with a cheer. There was then a general argument over Mr. Schlogl's table as to whether Brisbane was admissable, as what the Investment Broker probably meant was somebody who wrote editorials, but didn't sign his name to them. The gentleman, thought Mr. H. J. Smith, presumably was in search of a master author comparable to the writer of the classic Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. "Is that what you mean?" Mr. Sarett asked the Investment Broker. "Name me any editorial writer" was the simple answer. "I would rather read Brisbane," said the poet, "than no editorial." "You haven't answered my ques tion," insisted the I. B. "I didn't say 'no,' I said 'any'." "Let me see if I understand you right," said Sarett. "Are you asking me, would I rather read Brisbane than any editorial writer?" "Yes," said the I. B. "Then I will answer your question," announced the poet. "I would rather read Brisbane than no editorial." We will be much interested in read ing the investment broker's impending article on the modern newspaper. 10% Just an Old Greek Custom COLLIER'S, which was recently amazed to get a letter from a Chicagoan advising that "if the people (of Chicago) were made to real ize that their money spent for liquor is making Al Capone and his kind fabu lously rich, I am sure that drinking would decrease," gave up the puzzle of how the people of Chicago are to be notified about Mr. Capone, and passed on to write an editorial on the present unpopularity of the Senate. This made us feci like writing an editorial on the Senate, too, and here it is. The idea of a Senate goes far back in history. SPQR, the Roman trade mark, meant "The Senate and the Roman People;" proving that, even then, there was a sharp distinction be tween senators and people. Retracing our path even further into the bushes of limbo, we find the Senate first ap- pearing in the dramas of ancient Greece, centuries before Rome began. In ancient Greek drama, the Senate was called the Chorus of Old Men. (The word for Old Men in Greek was Gerontes, pronounced, possibly, some thing like "gruntcrs") The regular ac tors would come out on the stage and have a few troubles; then the Old Men (or Senate) would come out and sing a song about what they thought of the people in the preceding scene (this was a form of criticism). Then there would be another scene, and then more criti cism from the Chorus of Old Men; and so on. Please note that the Old Men took no part in the actual action of the play, other than this continual interruption to add a few remarks about the wonder ful climate of golden Sparta, or why wasn't something done, or it wasn't like this in the old days, or whatever seemed to be on the Old Men's minds at the time. This was all that anybody expected of them, and they did it, thor oughly. If you recall this, and then consider the discussions of the modern Senate, much is explained. It is his torically wrong to criticise the appar ently deliberate cantankcrousness of a Greek Chorus. All you can properly do is criticise the musical quality of their voices. As it happens, we can't play the imCMICAGOAN 21 'Surely we've met somewhere before, Major . . . teas it at Peter Arno'sf Congressional Record on a phonograph in Chicago; so until Senate proceedings are broadcast on the radio, and we can actually hear the concert here, we should all be very careful not to criti cise the Senate at all. * [This sounds like the way an edi torial should end, so we will end it there; although we had another thought about how, when the founders of this Republic made the Senate to be a check on the President, they little sus pected it might turn out to be a check and double check. And we also see no good place to put the news that we have succeeded in changing another old Greek custom. Since we recently noted in this department that our Hellenic fruit dealer spelled it "lettis," he has corrected this error. He now spells this vegetable "letters."] Three-Dot tings NEAT of the Times, the recent photo it had of the Hull House teacher using that tabloid as a textbook in her English class . . . Each scholar was thoughtfully perusing a Times, perhaps contemplating the sentence, in a serial this paper was then running, " 'Whoever done it, he ought to go to jail,' Jennie wound up." . . . The sell ing of household ammonia in old Gor don Gin bottles ought to be stopped. Several drinkers have been fooled in the more careless hours of the evening. . . . What a lot of new Chicago books . . . McKinlay Kantor's EI Goes South, a snappy Rogers Park story, is out and Kantor has left for the East . . . Loren Carroll has produced his Wild Onion . . . Vincent Starrett's new Crime Club book is The Blue Door, with Chicagoesque scenes . . . The name reminds us of the one famous lo cal House of the Falling Door. Un initiated visitors, such as reformers, would innocently push the doorbell but ton and the door, a massive steel af fair, would fall and crush them to [the tale tells] a pathetic pulp . . . Data on a new novel by Jack Woodford incom plete, but we're tempted to nickname this popular woodpulp magazine author, "Jack in the Pulp Wood" . . . Our old colleague, Fred Pasley's biography of Al Capone is to appear in a couple of expectant weeks . . . Slogan for the Bundesen-for-Mayor push, thought up by the bibliophile Judge Lucius Malmin, is "Chicago Needs a Doctor" . . . Chance for the ladies here. There's a Fair coming, and in the wellkept household a Little Woman always cleans up the place be fore the company arrives. Why not a Little Woman for Mayor? . . . John Drury says his bride of eight moons is a better writer than he is; and we're waiting now for Mencken's review of his lady's new novel . . . Quaint games of refined infants, noted on our beach — picking poison ivy to rub the other children's faces with . . . "These essays are about people, which are uniformly dull" wrote Fanny Butcher in a recent Tribune on one of these hot days . . . There is one trademarked the "flaming youth bras siere" which ought to induce them to wear them . . . If you get tired of that typewriter exercise you can vary it without any great change by doing it "Now is the time for all good men to put Humpty Dumpty together again." . . . Are we wrong, or was it funny when Liberty's editors announced that their multitudi nous readers wash their hands "three times a day, on the average?" ... A copy of This Quarter from Paris dis closes that Sam'l Putnam is doing an awe-inspiring lot of translations from the Italian . . . Another of those al ways interesting form letters from our coop apartment management commit tee just received. It conveys a "solemn warning" against "admitting unknown bearded strangers" into the building. Unknown strangers (probably poets) intending to call on your Mr. Riq while wearing a beard will take notice. 22 TME CHICAGOAN Caught by her neckjace, the eye lifts swiftly to the bland features of Ann Harding, shifting quickly right to the somewhat flattered profile of Robert Ames and thence, over a suggestion of Mary Astor, to the firm likeness of William Holden. These are the principals in "Holiday," which is the principal reason for going to the cinema in August. Below, Edward Everett Horton and Hedda Hopper are caught in the act of making merry, then responsibility to the play being the making merry of that act in which they appear. At various points about the drawing, as at various points in the play, Monroe Owsley appears quietly with glass in hand to demonstrate the vanishing technique of polite intoxication. At the United Artists just now, to be available subsequently in the better neighborhood cinemas, the play is reviewed at some length and with a good deal of incidental argumcjU on the opposite page. THE CHICAGOAN 23 THE CINEMA "Holiday" and the Manner of Its Exhibition to the Mob I'M weakening steadily, and don't blame me if one day you find sprawled across this page a petition or ballot or questionnaire or something for you to sign in token of demand for the right to see plays from their beginnings. I've no very clear idea about the num ber of such signatures required to wrest from cinema managers their craftily con cealed time schedules, but I'd cheerfully collect the necessary number if I really thought it would do any good. I don't because it wouldn't. The dull fact is that cinemas would lose a certain num ber of admissions per day for a few weeks, while the sheep were getting used to the new procedure, and cinema managers would rather sell five thou sand seats at seventy-five cents than four thousand at a dollar or more. The cinema has survived its infancy; the cinema manager has not. But that's a long story, the kind best told in a protracted series of patient paragraphs. And don't worry about the petition; that's the kind of thing a Mae Tinee and a Tribune are supposed to do (I offer the suggestion without op timism) . What brought the matter up at this time is the fact that, through some error in timing my arrival, I got in near the close of Holiday and all but ruined what I nevertheless believe to be the second best picture this year (Journeys End still leading). Holiday, which Sandor has visualized for you herewith, is smart cinema. Ann Harding is the principal star, but it isn't a one-woman picture, and Mary Astor rises from the celluloid silences to turn in a strictly par performance. Robert Ames (and this is the fellow who's had me wondering where I'd met Bob An drews of Midweek) is great guns in a very slightly heroic male lead, while Edward Everett Horton lifts a too comic comic-relief into the cool blue legitimacy of a personal triumph. Dur ing all of which, Mr. Monroe Owsley slakes an eight-reel thirst as it hasn't been done since 1919, if before. A great little acting job by all hands. Posters outside of the United Artists tell you, as posters usually do, too much. This time, however, they per form a service in telling you a partial untruth. They tell you, grandiloquent- By WILLIAM R. WEAVER ly, that it's a story about two sisters in love with the same man who was in love with only himself (the phrasing is from memory; it may have been worse). This leads you to expect nothing very good and so the thing you find seems better because unanticipated. In view of this unintentional success on the part of the poster writer, I will not tell you what the basic situation actually con sists of. Go, see and hear. Returning to the matter of seeing plays from the first, which is beginning to haunt me, it may be due time for my quarterly reminder that you can obtain the starting time of the feature picture in any Balaban and Katz cinema by call ing Randolph 5300 at any time of day or, for all I know, evening. The young lady is very nice about it and, if you don't all call at once and frighten them into discontinuing the service, I'll add that whatever waiting lines may exist are usually taken in at that time. I'm sorry if utilizing this service makes you feel like the boy who sneaked into the circus under the tent, but until civiliza tion gets a break it's better than nothing. "Manslaughter" PROBABLY it isn't possible to pro duce a very bad picture if the prin cipal roles are assigned to Claudette Colbert and Fredric March. If it were, Manslaughter would be pretty terrible. The plot is what it was when Cecil B. DeMille used it some years ago for one of his overstuffed spectacles, but De Mille had nothing to do with this pro duction of it. Some of his heroics are visible here and there, and of course the plot straggles all over the place just as movie plots always used to, but when Miss Colbert and Mr. March are talk ing, as they are most of the time, it doesn't matter. The point of it all seems to be, in case you don't remember, that a prose cuting attorney may be so upright as to send his sweetheart to jail for ten years for an automobile smash-up and then go to the dogs himself to prove to the girl, by staging a come-back, that he's worthy of her, whether rSe likes him that way or not. A gooey kind of thing, almost a Ripley, but still a thing made credible by the acting of these players and their associates. If you like acting for acting's sake, catch this when it comes to the neighborhood. "The Way of All Men" THIS used to be The Sin Flood. It was a silent movie by that name, and if my memory is what I wish it were it was a stage play before that. By any name and in any form it's the one about the various characters caught in a water-tight bar-room when the Mississippi overflows its banks, the in terest lying in their revelations of char acter and so on. You remember the idea. As done now in the cinema, The Sin Flood or The Way of All Men or what ever they choose to call it is, in itself, excellent diversion. It depicts the flood as only the camera can depict a flood. It depicts the revelations during imprison ment, by use of closeup in conjunction with speech, as it could not be depicted by other media. It is, in fact, too good for general consumption. I had the ill luck to see it at the Oriental with an audience made up of young folk who had come to hear Helen Kane boop- boop-a-doop and remained to giggle in all the wrong places through the pic ture. (I wonder who decides what pic ture is to go into what cinema when.) Maybe I'm deceived. Maybe I liked the picture more because I liked the audience so much less. But I think it's worth your time, if you can see it with out a Helen Kane crowd about you. "Love Among the Millionaires" THE aim seems to be to gain for Clara Bow a wide following among the uncommonly common people. Here, as before, Miss Bow is the trick waitress with the bar-room contralto who wins the love of the rich man's son and the just wrath of his male parent. This time, either to show that she can do it or to put over another song number, she feigns drunkenness at a party, breaks her heart and plays out that old familiar routine. I suppose there are enough of tb* kind of people who like that kind of thing to make it profitable, but why don't they build cinemas especially for 24 TUC CHICAGOAN Music Remains the Fashion And the songs of Floradora days they thrilled to 'neath dimly swaying lanterns, comes to them now in the comfort of their home from radio chosen here Lyon^Iealy them and keep them there? Or why don't they set aside one cinema for this sort of thing, the biggest one of course, and give people a chance to avoid it? And, finally, why put a comedian like Skeets Gallagher and a youngster like Mitzi Green in the same picture? "The Man from Wyoming " IF you care about knowing how so many engineers came to be killed in the war, a superb sequence in this will show you what happened to them, likely as not, when they attempted to build a pontoon bridge under shell fire. This sequence appears in the second or third reel and lasts about four minutes. It is the only reason I can think of*why any one should go to see The Man from Wyoming. The man is Gary Cooper and the girl is June Collycr. Both, I should say, have grounds for suit against whoever lured them into this tommyrot. Book Review REPORTER Harry T. Brundidgc of The St. Louis Star and other papers is author of Twinkle, Twinkle Movie Star, a bulky book of interviews with picture players, new on the book shelves. I mention the volume here because it is more or less natural to assume that Mr. Brundidgc's dis closures, in view of his recent remarks pertaining to Chicago newspapermen, would be what is known in the ver nacular as "hot." As a matter of fact, Twinkle, Twinkle Movie Star is a very quiet little collection of very quiet facts already well known to anyone interested in the personal lives of pic ture people. He omits Greta Garbo entirely. LSI CHICAGO FLYERS [begin on pace 9] CHICAGO'S honor roll of illus trious pilots who have "passed on" includes: Elmer Patridgc, Henry G. ("Pop") Keller, Walter W. Meyers, W. Anthony Yackey, George E. ("Buck") Weaver, Lincoln Beachcy, Max Blanchard, Kenneth Stewart. They served well a cause that will con tinue to grow even farther perhaps than they dreamed. Chicago has taken new strides since the World War. New fields, larger and more modern in equipment have 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 SANTEE'S My dear . . . you just can't be without a pair . . . clever, new, smart looking, in Pastel shades of the loveliest, soft, silky rub ber that is guaranteed . . . and really, they are as light as a feather . . . and so comfort able! Business women find them indispensable, and on that vaca tion, when things must be washed out, they protect the sleeves . . . Santee's sell at 25c the pair, in cellophane. AT THE BETTER SHOPS or for the namtt of thtse shops, write to Santet Products. 180 Morth Michi gan. Chicago TI4E CHICAGOAN 25 been built on all sides ot the city. In this recent growth new names have come to the ranks of leadership. Among them are Col. Phillip G. Kemp, Maj. Reed Landis, Maj. Lafeton Whitney, Hon. Wm. P. MacCracken, Maj. Eben Stanley, Capt. Gene Silver, Maj. Ken- dell S. Mitchell, Philip K. Wrigley, John J. Mitchell, Capt. J. Nelson Kelly, and Capt. Henry C. Etten. Chicago has built well its foundation for air supremacy. August Jiction Parties, by Carl Van Vechten. (Alfred A. Knopf.) Scenes from Contemporary New York life. Wild Onion, by Loren Carroll. (Dodd, Mead.) The last word in Chicago gang stories. El Goes South, by MacKinlay Kantor. (Coward McCann.) Local color of a Rogers Park family at home and at work, with just a dash of shooting. Three Girls Lost, by Robert D. Andrews. (Grosset and Dunlap.) Chicago as it looks when you first get here. Plus scenario. Jenny Heysten's Career, by Jo Van Ammers-Kuller. (Dutton.) A study of contemporary Dutch manners which ex hibits just one more angle of the trouble some problem: love versus career. An actress for heroine, and the stage atmos phere as in The House of ]oy. Out of Childhood, by Irina Odoevtzeva, translated and illustrated by Donia Nachshen. (Richard R. Smith.) A tragedy of adolescence which recalls Wedekind's Awakening of Spring, though told with more grace and reticence. Also a view of the life of the Russian "emigre" in Paris. A distinguished story, accom panied by distinguished pictures. I Am Jonathan Scrivner, by Claude Houghton. (Simon and Schuster.) The first of the "Inner Sanctum Novels," at a dollar. The story is a mystery, but psychological rather than Scotland Yard. White Jade, by Maude Meagher. $2.50. (Houghton Mifflin.) A short novel con cerning an early empress of China whose beauty drenched the country in blood. Two students in love with her memory set out to find the truth about her, dis cover that facts help little, and are driven to the conclusion that a woman's beauty may be a wild and irresponsible power with which she herself may have very little to do. Some excellent translations and adaptations of Chinese poetry help to carry on as well as to decorate this tale, which is by turns lyrical and philosophical. The Triumphant Footman, by Edith Olivier. (Viking.) The son of a French mother and a Cockney Englishman finds that he is a born actor, and choosing life for his stage, and playing impersonation tricks not for profit but for fun, achieves a brilliant success. Though deserting the tragic note of As Far as Jane's Grand' mother's, Miss Olivier still practice* her keen commentary, this time at the expense of snobs and pretenders who are parasitic upon the paid part of their households. To North Shore Residents : A NEW CHAPTER Of the Campbell Story (7^0 North Shore residents the open' Vj/ ing of Campbell Hosiery store in Evanston is a welcome event. Campbell's lovely stockings are now available to you in complete selection of size, style and color within a short distance of home. Campbell Lingerie and Underthings will also be sold at the new store. Campbell's New Evanston Store Opens Tuesday, August 26th 1608 Orrington Avenue 61 East Randolph St. Campbell *^- INC. r-^ HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR SPECIALISTS 1608 Orrington Ave. 156 West Washington St. Evanston Telephone — Central 8268 26 TMECWICAGOAN At Last! A gentleman's shirt that is tailored as well as a gentleman's suit. That's why our white broadcloths fit! No skimping in the cutting, so that the sises are accurate, and the longer sleeve lengths have longer tails, to keep longer men happy! Necks, 131/2 to 30. Sleeves, 31 to 37. Without collars — With collars at' tached — $3 does it. English foulard neck' wear, $2 up. Rogers Peet Clothing Hats * Shoes - Furnishings Anderson & Brothers Michigan Blvd. at Washington Chicago THE STAGE The Curtain Rises By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN AFTER a famine and drought of two i months, theater goers find their palates avid for the good things of the stage, the champagne-sparkle of high comedy, the paprika of smart farce, the juicy onion-smothered steak of melo drama. No such luck! The theatrical feast of 1930 opens with a great big ham sandwich. This curtain raiser on the much heralded fall revival is called Love Technique. It brings the profile of Lou Tellegen into the Studebaker theater. This Tellegen bird is reputed to be one of our "great lovers." I do not know how you feel about it, but these thespian Casanovas give me a definitely localized pain. They are hard enough to take when the weather is C(x)l and invigorating, but on a muggy summer evening their throaty yearnings and asthmatic passion-cries tempt one to take a cool jump off the Municipal pier. When not wrestling violently with vari ous comely females in his support, the star strives manfully to be the satirical farceur. His only equipment for this role consists of a variety of shciky lounging pajamas. For an actor of Bernhardtian experience his gestures are curiously jerky and his inflexions remarkably devoid of contrasts and shadings. His technique belongs to the bygone era of romantic exaggeration. Unless the flappers of today arc far less sophisticated than I believe them to be, Mr. Tellegen is wasting his time dan gling for their patronage. Better bait is currently offered by the talkies at less price in the persons of Basil Rathbone, William Powell and other up-to-date worldlings employed in the canned drama. Love Technique is a clumsy concoc tion of leers and fake sophistication. Three acts of jockeying with intrigue and infidelity stumble haltingly to no particular destination. The hero is a popular matinee idol, alleged to be of devastating charm, who has a stream of women running in and out of his bathroom. He marries a widow, labeled as the toast of Park Avenue. Their home is as moral as a rabbit hutch. Climax follows a blackmailing episode in which the tolerant wife pays off one of her husband's mistresses at more than the going rate for suspected paternity. He threatens to leave. Whereupon wifcy invents an embryonic heir on her own account. Don Juan becomes quite goofy and sentimental at the prospect of siring another great actor. His ccstacy is short-lived, for he promptly finds himself double-crossed, deserted and the goat of blazing newspaper head lines. Then one of those terrible scenes of pretended illness and reconcilation. Relief comes at last as the curtain falls on the loving couple heading for the bedroom, full of big ideas and the lofty intention of making deceit a reality. Dull and messy stuff — already selected as one of the ten worst plays of the year. IF a lady-killer is to be believed, his prey must be worth the killing. Con sequently, four smmth dames gyrate adoringly around the irresistible Telle gen. The most amusing of the lot is Brenda Lane, a pretty and piquant tribute to the efficacy of peroxide. She fits snugly into the farcial mood of the evening. Betty Linley, ornamental and shapely redhead, is miscast as the lead ing lady. Miss Linley has often been effective in straight drama, but her flat voice lets these farce comedy scenes down to a monotonous level. However, she is well worth the scrutiny of your opera glasses. Eve (what-a-name) Casanova and Betty Garde are more flippantly at home as two other moths around the flame. Clyde Dillson makes a high-powered press agent the way press agents used to be before they be came public relations directors. An audience willing to laugh at almost anything found the dialogue as inane and inept as the story. One line, however, struck a responsive chord: Tellegen remarks, "You don't go to the theater much, do you?" Another actor replies, "Can you blame me?" VOX PAUCI A Department of Minority Opinion LOVE TECHNIQUE: With all deference — to Mr. Weaver's insistence that the talkies are putting the legitimate drama on the bum, 1 humbly suggest TMt CHICAGOAN 27 that such plays as Love Technique con stitute a virulent germ in the body theatrical.—' W. G. B. Saarinen's conception: Hooray! I have read Lawrence Martin's Chicago's Vnlively Arts and note his mention of the building-plans The Tribune did not adopt. It's about time someone mentioned this. — L. A. G. \jn REBUILD NATIONAL PARK, DENMARK: Enjoying the Danish heather and, incidentally, The Chicagoan, in a thatched bungalow near the Park, the only American park outside the U. S. A. Idea born in Chicago in 1911. One hundred and fifty acres were bought by Americans, headed by Chi cagoans. The yearly Fourth of July celebration this year was attended by two thousand Americans and twenty thousand Danes. The Chicago flag was hoisted by George Jensen of Chicago. — M. K. Song of my heart: You arc to be commended for your "up-to-date" Current Entertainment page. You give excellent advice to see and hear Song of My Heart three weeks after it has left the city.— ^. D. (Note: It'll be back.) Rain or shine: Mac Tince failed l to give it her desired approval, but still it remains one of the best talkie adaptations of a stage show to date. Joe Cook, Tom Howard and Dave Clasen are as good as in the stage piece, the humor as ribtickling. E. M. S. Revelation: By Andre Birabcau. . Treating a tabooed subject, re vealed in subtle writing, and a very ex cellent translation, it will be a revela tion to the few who revel in such. — L. J. W. 1/1 EL GOES SOUTH : MacKinley Kantor finally gives Chicago a break. This book contains none of the ganglore without which almost no other Chicago book has been permitted to go to press these how many years. And it isn't at all bad reading.- E. M. K. \*i NOTE: The editors offer this de partment for the outspoken opinions of readers as to plays, pictures, books or ivltatcvcr among the chnl- ized interests may occasion com ment. All comments must be signed, although initials only -will be used if preferred. 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That's the great American vacation that is proving so justly popular. People call the Panama Pacific trip the most fascinating in the world. You see the wonders of the Panama Canal, go ashore for trips into the Canal Zone, visit Havana . . . and travel on great new turbo-electric liners —each over 33,000 tons in size — the largest ever built under the American flag. BOOKS Three Chicago Novels * Lour Summer round trip rat** now. A*k at for booklet, "Tour* Around and AcrotM America" — with lint of suggest- ed itineraries, which /live* full informa tion. Or apply lo authorised S. S. or R. It. agent*. 180 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, III. ^wyyyyuugyw»^wyyyg Panama pacific STEAMERS By SUSAN TO MacKinlay Kantor belongs the distinction of having written the first Chicago gang novel. And it may be that to Loren Carroll will go the distinction of having written the last. Wild Onion, which becomes available in the bookstores the day this issue of The Chicagoan appears on the news stands, has so many circumstantial fine points that you can hardly imagine any one, even some other newspaper re porter, attempting to improve on it. Particularly as it's now Detroit's turn. Besides adding to the local color and to the excitements of the earlier gang stories, this book does something quite on its own. Answers the question : how bootleggers get that way. Its particular hero is a telephone lineman who had lost his job. One extremely brilliant colleague is an ex-seller of submerged building lots. While the big boss is undeniably a man of principle, he had been a saloon keeper in the days before Volstead, and has simply continued to regard the city's thirst as his responsi bility. As to the afterwards, well, usually of course you get bumped off. But sup posing you have a good bootlegging job and merely lose it. For a moment per haps you consider going back to the foundry at fifteen a week. Then an advantageous opening offers itself in the stick-up game. P.S. : Maybe the Indian word, Chi cago, did mean "wild onion" instead of polecat. Kantor Again THE El Goes South of MacKinlay Kantor's new book is the Evanston L, stopping at Rogers Park. If it weren't for the ambulances and police patrols and a certain amount of shirt ing in the first chapter and in the last, you would never suspect the author of having also written Diversey. Left to themselves, the Troutwinc family arc a sort of Iowa interior transplanted to Chicago. Father docs claims in a big department store. Charlotte docs cos metics and steps out with a rich Greek. Douglas does catalogues and imbibes romance with the gin of a school friend who has a job on the City Press. The other two children arc a commercial artist who would like to be a real one, WILBUR^ and a radio salesman who would like to be a radio announcer. Without the policeman's widow it would have taken a Ruth Suckow to make even a Mercury story out of them. With her — it's not so slow. "Three Girls Lost" PERSONALLY, I never had the experience of being born in a small town and coming up all thrilled to Chicago. Never had to be warned by my mother about pick-ups, never de cided to do it just once in order to find out why not. If any man with a slightly unfamiliar face speaks to me, the chances arc that I've met him some where. That is, unless after a bit he begins to say, "Dearie." But if I had been, Robert D. Andrews' Three Girls Lost would have saved me a lot of trouble. Come up to Chicago as a capable stenographer, thoroughly engaged to be married, with a job at the stockyards nailed in ad' vance, and you will have nothing to worry about Except of course the troubles that your pretty roommate and your ruimmatc with theatrical aspira tions may chance to get into. And be sides knowing that any pickup, how ever simple, was sure to land me at least in a racket, I should have received a most attractive and practical intro duction to the geography and to the night life of our city. Like most books with a strong moral lesson. Three Girls Lost is also ex tremely exciting. sA Book About Books THIS has been a summer when people concerned with books haven't known quite what to think. In fact, it may take a year or two even to decide what we ought to have thought. Consequently, R. L. Duffus' Boor\s: Their Place in a Democracy, though undertaken in behalf of the Car negie Corporation, comes opportunely for all of us. Having read it, we shall be able to entertain highly statistical opinions on the subject of book clubs, dollar rxx)ks, Haldeman-Julius five cent books. We shall also be able to make wise remarks as we stand in front of a drug store display of All i^uiet on the Western Front. Remarks about its TWECUICAGOAN being not only an ex-best seller but a movie tie-up as well. Mr. Duffus has a neat way of putting things that makes him excellent reading. And his statis tics are an achievement in themselves. He has caused them to blossom on every bough, from the bad luck of the unsuc cessful author to the political entangle ments that now and again cramp the style of the Chicago Public library. '"Parties" CARL VAN VECHTEN'S new novel, Parties, opens somewhat startlingly. David, the hero, has just killed Roy Fern, his bootlegger's assist ant, and Roy Fern has just killed him. Furthermore, Rilda, David's wife, calls up to say that she has committed suicide. It is, however, a book where sudden deaths of this sort have a way of blow ing over. There is, to be sure, one real dagger thrust. But the only death that gets on the police records is the result of a fall downstairs. In other words, where Mr. Carroll is concerned with the purveyor, Mr. Van Vechten is concerned with the ultimate consumer. With those exces sively ultimate consumers in New York, who make partying their business, drift ing from private bar to speak-easy, from speech to speechlessness, and thence to next mornings when unexpected and often unexplainable realities loom up out of the fogs of the night before, the characters are so real that you almost expect to recognize them. In fact I almost do recognize David and Rilda and the jealousy that makes them such a bad inviting risk in spite of their social desirability. And I firmly expect to run into the Grafin some day. She is seventy, and even after some months of it finds partying, which the regulars have begun to regard as a bit of a grind, even more exciting than it sounded when she heard about it back in Ger many and decided to take the next boat over. 30 TWt CHICAGOAN Where J( Summer Living Is a Pleasure ! Immediately upon the shore of Lake Michi gan, facing East End Park and situated in the center of several acres of cool lawn, convenient to Jackson Park, where guests can enjoy swimming, boat ing, tennis, golf and horseback riding. Nine minutes from the theatre and shopping center by Illinois Cen tral Electric (300 trains daily). 14 min utes by motor over the new outer drive. 600 large, light, airy rooms with an unob structed view of Lake Michigan. CHICAGOBEACH "^HOTEL HYDE PARK BLVD. on the La\\t CHICAGO, ILL. GO CHICAGO! Tag'Cnd Vacations By LUCIA LEWIS THAT faintly malicious leer with which late summer travelers <x>zc out of town repays them for their whole summer's tussle with the heat. Just when the early worms are settling down, all worn out on stories of the fish they caught or of the Chateau Yquem they sipped, these obnoxious laggards go rattling by with bags of clubs and reels and stir that ol' dabbil holiday spirit again. Though they're annoying we admit they are wise in their choice. It's a pretty canny idea to wait until September for the return to nature if you dislike the taste of dust, or hot trains, or noisy crowds and packed hotels. In many of our great est summer places September is the really distinguished month, a month of exhilarating weather, and leisurely va cation-wise people. Traveling by car or train, especially in this year of drought and dust, is infinitely cleaner and more comfortable, and always in September the hotel hosts are more eager than ever for your welfare, the links and lakes satisfyingly uncrowned. This ode to September (with myself on a typewriter and eraser diet in the confines of the Loop for the whole month) is inspired by that year I lived in Colorado and joyfully came upon the loveliest season in the entire stay. The air in Colorado is always fresh and exhilarating, but now in early fall it seems to gather all the richness of sum mer and add a nip of autumn to make it the most heady, dazzling elixir that ever poured into human lungs and sent human feet scurrying about as gaily as mountain goats. And what places there are to scurry to! In the Pike's Peak region alone there are enough at tractions and activities to fill the time of the most vigorous vacationccr for as long as he wants to stay. All fall and winter the weather is fine enough to encourage every outd<x>r activity even golf is merrily played on through the seasons with a New Year's tournament every year. IN the heart of this region, at Colo rado Springs, the Broadmoor con tinues to reign as one of the country's most important resort spots. It is really more than a hotel with its huge grounds, its polo barns and sports arena, its golf club and bathing beach, athletic field, playgrounds, riding acad emy, its z<x> and lake, and heaven knows what else, all easily reached from the hotel. The Broadmoor golf course is not just an ordinary hotel course but a real club course, one of the finest in the country. In fact it was the second course built in the United States, beautiful and sporty enough to make the trip worth while all by itself if you are an addict. Riding in Colorado is rapidly getting more and more popular because the weather is always brisk enough to make visitors want to do things. The Colo- radoans or are they Coloradists? — who, of course, have been loping about the mountain trails since the white man first hit these parts arc adding all the trimmings to make the sport more allur ing to guests. The new Broadmoor Riding Academy is about the size of our Riding Club and very fine horses are available for guests. The polo fields are popular, with regular tourna ments. Horses for trail riding up the mountains are also kept here and you may wander forth in parties by your self or with a well -weathered guide to explain the w<x)ds and mountains as you go. Guides also escort parties on pack trips into the mountains. And if you haven't ridden at all or want to improve this is the place to learn under the guidance of the expert teachers. Aside from golf and riding facilities there are tennis courts, squash and handball courts, swimming at the Broadmoor beach on Cheyenne Lake, wonderful scenic drives all about and up Pike's Peak and Cheyenne Moun tain; and, on the first of September, one of the big events in the automobile year the Pike's Peak Auto Highway Races. If you want to get even closer to nature than all these sports insure you can indulge in a bit of mountain climbing and hiking. The Colorado Mountain Club welcomes guests if they are hardy enough to trot along without whining. Details may be se cured from Winifred Pease at the Colo rado Springs Chamber of Commerce. IT isn't all the great out of doors stuff either. Colorado Springs has always been a wonderfully satisfying TWtCWICAGOAN 31 I Aloft-he^= AFLOAT --.irfflE ASHORE •_LmSm BE MODERN! ... USE A REVELATION ITS so much easier for you to keep track of one piece of luggage I than to be bothered with two or three. And, too, it's much easier on your clothes to be packed snugly and held securely at all times— even though you start out with a few and come home with a lot of extras. The travel-wise voyageur relies on one adjustable Revelation case because it expands to 14 different sizes to exactly fit the contents. It's always filled, yet never full, and it can't bulge or pop open at inopportune moments. In styles and leathers to suit every taste — all moderately priced. Let us demonstrate to you the advantages of this modern hand luggage. FOR A WEEK-END FOR A MONTH ANDERSON 85 BROTHERS ROGERS PEET CLOTHING Ha ts — Shoes — Furnishings Michigan Blvd. at Washington Chicago place in which to flourish new clothes, as the social activities range all the way from House Parties and tea dances, to bridge parties and Little Theater events. And even if you cart along the young 'uns you need not be the motherly type unless you insist, what with super vised playgrounds, the beach, the zoo, and dancing classes to keep them out of sight and happy in their own world. If you don't want to he quite as luxurious as all this the spot for you is Estes Park, at the brink of Rocky Mountain National Park. (Now that President Hoover is staying home on account of the drought you won't be bumping into newspaper photographers and reporters nestling behind every tree here.) Up Big Thompson Canon to Estes and Rocky Mountain Park is one of the most magnificent drives anywhere, with scenery too spectacular for words. And, contrary to the instinct of travel writers, I'm not going to try to find words for it. But the whole country is magnificent, there are plenty of fine hotels and facilities for every sport; and for those who seek the simple life there are private cottages and camps all about, with further opportunities to go packing off into the wilderness to fish, sleep and eat outdoors and forget there ever was a city. Guides may be em ployed for these camping trips through the National Park service and even for persons thoroughly experienced in camp life that is a wise measure. These men know the country thoroughly, are experienced in all the tricks of camp ing and are invariably refreshing and interesting companions. 1 F you go to Colorado without a car 1 or even if you have a car it is still a thrilling idea to travel through the state on the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. This line has the distinction of being the greatest scenic railroad in the United States and a trip from Den ver to Salt Lake is always a gasping one. The climb over Tennessee Pass, ten thousand feet high, the rush along the bottom of the Royal Gorge with the deliriously colored rock rising sheer from the tracks, the new suspension bridge swinging across the top like a narrow silver thread, and the water rushing below, is filled with new ex citement no matter how much "scen ery" you have done. They have a route straight to Mesa Verde whose prehistoric cliff dwellings really should have a place in every American lifetime and all in all it's a pretty amazing rail road trip. Incidentally, D. and R. G. has spent millions straightening out the sharp curves all along its route so that the trip now is a very comfortable and safe one without losing anything in beauty. Automobile tourists in Colorado are helped along in great fashion by the Conoco Travel Bureau of the Conti nental Oil people. The Bureau issues (at no charge) a Conoco Passport which secures automobile maps of every state, and makes the traveler a guest of any one of the stations which care for his mail and parcels, make hotel, cottage or camp reservations, hire guides, leap to for repairs in emergen cies just as helpfully as any automobile club, and do everything else that is needed to speed the Ford or Cadillac upon its way. A state, you see, which no boosters can exaggerate, efficiently developed to take care of guests comfortably but with far-flung glaciers, mountains and forests unspoiled and unexploited, primitive as ever to refresh over-civi- lized man. 32 THE CHICAGOAN AUGUST FUR SALE Straight Line Hudson Seal Coat (Dyed Muskrat) with High Shawl Collar and Pointed Cuffs $200.00 C. HENNING 220 Stewart Bldg. 108 NORTH STATE STREET Telephone Central 3523 ACCESSIBILITY and an outstanding location on Chicago's leading boule- vard are amongst the feat' ures that distinguish this beautiful building — 3400 SHERIDAN ROAD as a city home address of prestige. A list of notable tenants adds to the desir* ability of the few apart' ments of 10 ROOMS 5 BATHS available for immediate or fall occupancy, at excep tionally reasonable rentals. For further details, we shall be glad to have our repre' sentative call on you; or a descriptive brochure and floor plan will be sent upon request. Call, write, or phone C. A. PFINGSTEN & CO. 11 South LaSalle Street Telephone Central 7490 SHOPS ABOUT TOWN From Broadtail to Lapin By THE CHICAGOENNE WHEN Jane Austen's Harriet came to the end of her un happy love affair she promptly fell in love again, and after that it took her only two weeks to fasten her heart upon another adored one — until the knowing little author concludes that she was the kind of girl who having fallen in love once would continue to do so over and over again. It seems that I've gotten that way about furs. For two weeks I skulked in the fur ateliers of the town and wrote and wrote (did you see the last issue?) until the editor screamed for mercy. But I had the habit. Starting out briskly to find news of coming fashions I found my self suddenly wrapped up in a natural gray broadtail and as excited about it as if this were the first dab of fur I'd seen in years. And you may be sure it was a coat worth the excitement if it could thrill these eyes, which were get ting pretty Muradish about anything that remotely resembled an animal. The natural gray broadtail is one of the very distinguished notes of this fur season and because of its rarity — and the price medcars — will remain dis tinguished. This coat I found at Blum's, a gracefully fitted one very simple and severe except for the large silver fox collar. The gray of broadtail with its warm shimmer is flattering as the dickens and this particular coat could be suitably worn by a stately white-haired dowager or a skittish young thing. Economics being what they arc the stately dowager will prob ably get it while this youngish thing longs from afar. Blum's have another broadtail in black with silver fox collar which is worth a sigh or two. This was slightly more fitted at the waist with a lovely curve at the back and at tractive sleeves gone slightly leg- of-mutton at the cuffs. Another un usual coat I saw here was a gay sports affair of chipmunk which should make the spectators miss at least a drop-kick or so. The chipmunk color ings arc gay and sportslikc but blend softly so that the coat isn't at all loud, and this fur is very soft and slenderiz ing. The collar buttons high and then ties in a scarf of the fur while the green wool of the lining is repeated in the green suede belt. One of the stunning evening wraps of the year is Blum's white ermine cape with huge ermine collar. This is Housed in an unusual way, rather high at the normal waistline, so that the cape effect is there without the usual bulkiness. They have scads of black caraculs and other things, of course, but these few items should show you that it might be fun to drop in at the new Blum shop when it is thrown open to the public in September. ANOTHER new shop you should not I miss if you are at all fur-minded is the handsome salon of Reviilon' Freres on the second floor of the Palm' olive Building. The Reviilon brothers are way up in the fur peerage, and the fashionables of the whole country have for years made pilgrimages to their New York shop for furry treasures. This new local shop is exactly in keep ing with the traditions of the famous old house, even to its very appearance. The showrooms are lovely in French gray walls and crystal and graceful Louis Fourteenth furniture and will have all the exquisite coats and wraps that are carried in the east. The formal opening on September 15th should really be an Event in fall fashion show ings. Broadtail, caracul and ermine will be served but of the actual designs more in the next issue. If you have been paying attention to teacher you probably heard me mur- muring about sheared lapin recently. The murmur swelled to a roar when I saw a few of the things that Jacques are doing with this fur. The new sheared skins are much much smarter looking than the fuzzy lapin we have been accustomed to and make enchant' ing sports coats and general-wear coats for the younger element. One in a deep biscuit shade here has an attrac tive double collar, like the double brim of many of the new hats, and is lined in a dashing knit fabric plaided in tones of beige and brown. The fabric is also used to make a separate scarf to carry out the ensemble effect. At Jacques too they have a bright collec tion of sports coats in leopard lapin, lapin painted so that it looks exactly like baby leopard though it's priced like lapin. The paint isn't really paint but TWC CHICAGOAN some sort of indestructible dye so you need not fear that this leopard will change his spots any more than would the real thing. Fitch, as I said before, makes some of the best-looking sports coats of the year, and at Jacques the beige tone of the fitch is blended beau tifully with the honey tweed linings and separate tweed scarves. Black caracul here makes some beau tiful formal coats, one with a large col lar almost like a young cape, fitted at the waist and flaring particularly to wards the back of the skirt to produce a very graceful line. An outstanding caracul coat here has a little stand-up collar in a sort of monkish effect- rather difficult to wear for the pudgy and short-necked but it ought to be striking on the right type. Jacques, too, have an interesting collection of ermine wraps for evening wear, both in the short finger-tip length and in the quite long style which, something tells me, will be among the smarter notes of the winter. They are fond of capes here, many of them double capes with the shorter one hanging over to cover the slit for the arms. One I saw has the short overhanging cape extending to form a little sleeve and had a much more youthful air than most ermine wraps. The Young Idea AT last I tore myself away to pick i up a gift for a young niece and went off the deep end into an array of linens and exquisite things on Saks ju venile floor — their red, white and blue third. If you have the kind of daugh ters who fidget and squirm all through the process of assembling a wardrobe you should take them up here. The dazzling colors and interesting chairs, the breathless sweep of misty glass win dows and shining metal bars and, in the far corner, the exciting gadgets of the Party Factory will certainly keep them amused for awhile. The clothes themselves are charming, sure to make distinguished little aristo crats out of the scrawniest or pudgiest mite. To my mind there isn't anything in finer taste than simple linen frocks and you find them here in unusual, deli cate colors. Brother and sister sets in melon linen with bands of brown trimming, lavender linen frocks em broidered around the neck and sleeves with white daisies, a honey-colored linen frock with wide hem of white, embroid- [CONTINUED ON PAGE 36] Walton Place and Michigan 1 1 IE Hill dr Art HOTEL, CHICAGO 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 . . . 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Lsomfilete lines of EASTMAN Lstne • LKodali BELL & HOWELL c/i/mo DE VRY C/opular K^amera at E COMMONWEALTH EDISON Q 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 of correct styles and leathers. Attractive catalog of Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phone request. Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. llarrl.on 57011 Qilrago Couthoui for tickets BEAUTY Dressing Table Chit-Chat By MARCIA VAUGHN OF course it would he my lot to wander all over the country this summer, fussing and fuming about soaps and then discover on my desk when I returned just the thing I needed. For some reason or other the liquid soaps that arc handied about on trams are the finest drying and roughening agents in the world, hut if you carry a bar of your own pet variety it is al ways ensconced in one of those trick boxes which are sure to 002c nice gucy soap over your favorite blouse when you aren't looking. Now I have just broken into a jar of Dorothy Gray's Cream Soap to the delight of my hands and the convenience of my grip. This fragrant, apple-green cream is simply rubbed on the hands and when they art- wet becomes a lovely lathery soap which is mild and rich enough to make the hands smmth and well-nour ished no matter how much you wash them. The joy of it for traveling, for office desks, and that sort of thing, is that the soap comes in a compact little jar, tightly shut, and abolishes all damp containers, washcloths and the like forever. THERE are still enough burning days in the open to make it dc cidedly worth your while to acquire a little Dottle of Facial Oil by Kathleen Mary Quinlan (her products are at Field's and most of the better cosmet it- counters). This lovely nourishing oil is a splendid idea for dry skins at any time but it also works wonderfully as a sunburn preventive. Rubbed lightly over face, neck and arms it prevents burning and drying beautifully, and in this season of fair ladies when the sun burn vogue is spurned as eagerly as it was embraced last year, such a prepara tion becomes an actual necessity for all outdoor hounds. The oil comes in a flat green bottle like a slab of jade and is quite an ornament to any dressing table; and, perhaps most important of all, one neither feels nor smells like a combination salad. The oil is absorbed readily so that it is very easy to powder and make up over it, and the fragrance is as lovely and delicate as any fine per fume, carrying a subtle bouquet with a suggestion of very very fresh roses somewhere in it. By this time you may guess that I'm a bit enthusiastic about Miss Quinlan's preparation. THINGS are humming along to a brisk autumn at the Michigan ave nue salon of Helena Rubinstein. With the radiant Doris Lee Leeds installed as the new manager the place bubbles with much of that same cheer and hospitality that always emanates from Helena Rubinstein herself. Mrs. Leeds has long been one of the leaders in the Rubinstein organization and is about as thoroughly conversant with the princi ples and aims of its founder as anyone other than Madame Rubinstein could be. The salon always has been one of the loveliest shops on the avenue, with its colorful modern interior and peace ful shady garden, and the new manager is genuinely eager to have guests drop in to see the place, to discuss their beauty problems even if they don't have a treatment or purchase a gram of a preparation. It is really a splendid idea to get expert advice on just what type of cream your skin needs, what corrective measures arc necessary, and what tones of make-up are most suitable. In addition to the facial departments at Rubinstein's there are the notable exercise salons and the hair department. Miss Johnson in the hair department has a deft way with waves and coif fures and her hair treatments should be l(K)ked into by anyone whose hair is suffering from drying sun and too t(x> much seaside water. Mrs. Leeds is expanding the hair department by the addition of several men with big R reputations as haircuttcrs and hair dressers- -of which more anon. A LITTLE partner for your cleans ing tissues has popped up in the shape of Johnson and Johnson couettes. Some bright person realized that ab sorbent cotton is a daily necessity for the application of creams and lotions and that the ordinary roll of cotton is rather inconvenient to handle. One either rips off a huge wad or a tiny dab and never achieves the exact size that makes it easy to pat a preparation into the skin. These couettes arc pads of absorbent cotton made into just the right size and they are much more eco- TI4ECMICAG0AN 35 nomical and neater to have around than the old loose roll. You ought to find them at almost any shop where Johnson and Johnson products arc sold. CLEANSING creams, like modern youth, arc getting lighter and lighter in their ideas. More and more women who used to think that a cream had to be rich and thick to be a cream at all are now converted to the very light, liquefying cleansing creams which the better houses have been sponsoring all along. These cleanse perfectly and do not leave any residue of oil to en large the pores and encourage black heads. Hitherto, the inexpensive lines have not gone in for liquefying cleans ers but Hinds have now entered the field with a very excellent pnxluct that you can use generously without tearing a mighty hole in your budget. After the cream, their new lotion, Toning Cleanser, is applied (time for the new couettes). This is especially good to refine rather coarse, oily skins. The very dry skin should be sparing in its use of the Toning Cleanser. The third new Hinds products is Texture Lotion, a delightful nourishing cream chiefly for overnight use which has the great virtue of getting quickly to work and vanishing right away so that the bed linen doesn't get unbeau- tified as you beautify. BEFORE you go on your next trip you must geeve a lmk at the beauty cases made up by some of the leading manufacturers. We told you before about the week-end bags and overnight cases fitted with those prepa rations that no traveler should be with out. Now Dorothy Gray has added a new beauty case to her collection which is charmingly feminine but efficient in capacity. In sturdy black walrus it comes in the shape of a miniature hat box with a carrying strap on the top. (Something about the bandbox idea al ways touches the fancy of women). In side there are secure niches for the bot tles containing finishing lotion, texture lotion and all the necessary creams. And perhaps the pleasantest feature of all is the shelf, carrying all the make up preparations. This is a particularly grand idea because the preparations are carried upright and when you open your box of powder, presto! it is still neat and even and not piled up in the cover or on one side just waiting to spill all over your clothes- one of the major traveling annoyances. Believe It Or Not Believe it or not (and we feel the same way about it), the 1930-31 Theater Season is a fact. Dr. Boyden brightens this issue with the first review he's found a play to write one about in eight weeks. Listings on page 2 give further encouragement. What effect could a drought be expected to have upon metro politan theatergoers anyway? Believe it or not (we're going to write this Ripley person out of our typewriter), stage producers are undis mayed by the talking pictures. On the contrary, or perhaps after all because of them, they are exerting every ounce of inspiration and pocket-book to make 1930-31 in the Theater gay, tonic, all that a civilized public expects its Theater to be when Life itself is just a bit tepid. Believe it or not (and that's the end of that), the joys of the Theater are obtainable without resort to brute force. In fact, an important factor of the 1930-31 season is the ease with which reservations may be obtained through THE CHICAGOAN'S Theater Ticket Service. Read on — 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 tor 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 Tme Ciiicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service CJ41CAGQAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Kindlv 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 TI4E CHICAGOAN PARK, IDEARBCIRN Chicago's Smartest Near-Loop /Iparlment Hotel Close in to the Loof>, yet in a beautiful, fash- ionable section, the Park Dearhorn offers an outstanding rental opportunity for a permanent hotel home. Less than ten minutes from the Loob by Surface, Bus or your own car. Three blocks south of Lincoln Park and every shop ping convenience makes the Park 1 Dearborn an ideal winter home. l}4, ate and 3 room and larger kitchen apartments with complete hotel service, also hotel rooms. Exquisitely fur nished with the utmost of good taste and cjuality by the ablest interior decorators. Deautiful moderne salon offering the cjuietude and comiort you desire in a hotel lobby. Roof garden, drug" store, barber shop, valet, beauty parlor, restaurant and commissary in build ing. Hotel rooms as low as $0o.OO per month, kitchenette apart ments $80.00 and up, bedroom suites $ I (25.OO and ub. Special daily and weekly rates. 1 hese remarkable rental values make your early inspection im perative lor immediate or October 1st occupancy. Park Bearbomn twelve <Jixty Worth 2)earborn$arkwayat(jbethe w Phone Whitehall 5620 SHOPS The Young Idea [begin on page 33] ered in tiny scallops where it joins the dress. There are many attractive prints too and fine broadcloth blouses in tuck- in style that will make young girls feel delightfully grown up. Very attrac tive suits for school are the separate skirts and blouse sets of fine jersey and knitted fabrics with the skirts and blouses in different tones of the same color. The party dresses here achieve a fine dressed-up air without getting fussy — a triumph in youthful fashions. A gay red silk dress for the twelve or fourteen year-old has tiny rolled collar and cuffs of white organdie, and a blue silk has a large square collar of white batiste. There was also a pinky-yellow chiffon pleated in very tiny close pleats with delicate blue French flowers dropped at intervals along the hem. It all made me ache to be starting off to dancing class. On the third floor too is the young shoe salon bright in its rosy gold striped paper and exciting as to shoes from the infant size up to deb styles. This, in cidentally, is an economical spot for any age to get shoes if she wears the shorter, rounder vamp type of shoe. The Prince of Wales walking shoe for young girls is a smart one for grown ups as well, tan Russia calf with the full wing tip, unique laces from two straps, and solid leather heel. The in fant's and children's shoes are a joy to behold — tiny Colonial pumps in black or blue or red, Deauville sandals, slip pers of a braided, tweed-like leather, the most engaging things you ever saw. The deb shoes are here with any heel from the flat to very, very high dancing heels. In these, as in adult fashions, kid and suede are the chosen fabrics and the newest color is the extremely deep brown in an unusual new shade that can't be described. But it promises to be the color of fall. Another very popu lar shade will be deep burgundy kid. In the evening slippers satin seems to be coming back into favor and there are quite a few satins with brocade trimming. Though sandals with bias straps and other delicate strappings are fashionable for evening, pumps still lead the fields for daytime wear. 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