x„ vo£ s ^ / r ^)t // Jolvci CJolcd YOUR FALL WRAP NOW FROM THE MOST WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF EXCLUSIVE STYLES WE HAVE EVER SHOWN / 1 larllta f( vallwroJ ^sIio/m TUEO4ICAG0AN LfTllLLER ) INSTITUTION INlllNUlO ^X«/////if/ Jh toes. who said Fashion was fickle ? r\ \Ji v Offers coiiflictmd evidence . Fickle? I. Millei finch Fashion tin- n 1 1 is i cm | .li.it ic <>1 idea 1 1 si i tl>is icason ... i n i net, 10 utterly ici upon ISI.uk Suede as t<» be. lot I lie ursl I irae in the recollection the style authorities, one material minded assumed a new demeanor . Well, possibly because sue liiul.s it her womanly privilege . . . yel more probably because Slie IS Openly partial to the current oresentation "I suave Diack ^uede . . . Ami uliv Ii.is Fashion tlms 111 the fashion salon ol I. Miller! nil BAH DA ... HI., A 8m I usfotn ' luxe 'ci/011 MM H IGAN WIN U. 2 TUEO4ICAG0AN THEATER -Jhtusicai ?ARTISTS AND MODELS Grand Op era House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Phil Baker, Aileen Stanley, James Barton and Shaw and Lee in a revue opulent with nudes and gags. Reviewed in this issue. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Eve nings, $4.40. Wednesday mat., $3.00.- ?THREE LITTLE GIRLS— Great North ern, 26 W. Jackson. Central 8240. The Messrs. Shubert's Viennese operetta with , Natalie and Bettina Hall. Opening Sep tember 21. Curtain time and prices to be announced later. Drama +THE HOUSE OF FEAR -Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Mystery comedy embodying features of every thriller you've seen. Cecil Spooner heads the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ?SEX— Garnck, 64 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Raw, rough stuff in which Mac West follows the British fleet. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00. Saturday mat, $2.50. y +LOST SHEEP— Selwyn, 180 N. Dear born. Central 3404. English farce with a unique and happy love story. Cecelia Loftus heading the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Thursday mat., $2.00. Saturday mat., $2.50. Re viewed in this issue. +TOUHG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Raymond Guion and Dorothy Appleby in another comedy of modern youth. Opening September 28. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings $3.00. Matinees. $2.50. ^DISHONORED LADT— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. With Kiith- arine Cornell, which is enou«h for any one to know about it. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday and Saturday mat., $2:50. ?TOPAZE— Princess, 319 S. Clark. Cen tral 8240 First of the Dramatic Leagu: plays, from the French. Frank Morgan is the star. Curtain time and prices wi'l be made known later. Opening Octo ber 6. CINEMA ABRAHAM LIHCOLH. D. W. Griffiths greatest picture, as attested by review on page 27. [Don't miss it.] ROMANCE. Greta Garbo in a suprisingly good picture, unsurprisingly censored. [If you imagine well.] ANYBODY'S WOMAN Ruth Chatterton. Clive Brook, Paul Lukas and company in better grade drama. [Yes] "THE CHICAGO AN' PRESENTS - Backgammon, by Clayton Rawion Cover Design Current Entertainment Page 2 Gourmet's IUiihkih 4 Editorial 9 Gentlemen Up, by Lloyd Lafim and Durand Smith 11 Sail Ho!, by Dr. O E. Van Alyea 12 First Down— Ten Weeks to Go. by Warren Brown 13 Devon— in One Act, by Donald Plane 14 Distinguished Chicagoans, by I H E. Clark 15 Corners in Clubland, by Victor Havemarx 16 The "Hands-Up" Murder Case, by Romola Voynow 17 Jest, by Irma Sclz |g In Quotes 19 For Students, by Dorothy Dow 19 Town Talk, by Richard Aiu»ater 21 Theater Begins, by N<" Karson 22-23 Young Man in Manhattan, by Philip N«b«tt 24-25 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver .... 27 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 30 Ambassador at Home, by Lloyd Lewis 34 Vox Pauci 38 Shops About Town, by The Chi' cagoennc 40 Go Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 44 Music, by Robert Pollalj 46 Books, by Susan Wilbur 48 Artists, by Philip Jietbitt 50 THE CHICAGOANS Theater Ticket Service Stars opposite theaters listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chicacoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 52. THE SPOILERS: Gary Cooper is the big bold golddigger this time. [If you care for it again] ANTBODTS WAR: Maybe I'm wrong, but I think these boys are funny. [Try them] THE CALL OF THE FLESH: Ramon Novarro in excellent voice and not a little amusement. [I would.] DIX/ ANA: Nothing to become excited about. [Don't] EYES OF THE WORLD: Not even Harold Bell Wright deserved this. [For get it] ANIMAL CRACKERS. The Marx broth ers. [A duty. J THE SAP FROM SYRACUSE: Jack Oakic still getting better. [Attend.] BRIDE OF THE REGIMENT: Originally The Lady in Ermine, not so hot in cellu loid. [Paw it] NUMBERED MEN Convict stufl. [No.] THE LITTLE ACCIDENT: Let's not talk about it [Never.] HOLIDAY Ann Harding in smart, mod ern and soundly entertaining comedy- drama. [Sec it.] MANSLAUGHTER Claudctte Colbert and Frcdric March make a pretty bad play pretty good. [If you like them.] THE MAN FROM WYOMING: Gay Cooper and June Collycr in the worst of the war pictures. [Miss it.] THE WAY OF ALL MEN Formerly The Sin Flood and still an interesting play. [Might as well.] LOVE AMONG THE MILLIONAIRES. Clara Bow's finish. [Don't see it.] COMMON CLAY Constance Bennett, Lewis Ayres and other competents in an excellent production of the old success. [Attend ] LET VS BE GAY: Norma Shearer's second best, or possibly best, picture. [Don't miss it] FOR THE DEFENSE: William Powell in good form. [Certainly.] HELLS ISLAND Ralph Graves and Ja:k Holt in one of those things about a girl. [Sec something else] TABLES ^Corning- Noon- palmer HOUSE State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. The Palmer House or chestra furnishes melodies in the Empire Room. Mutschler greets. Dinner, $2.50. Victorian Room, dinner, $2.00. Gart- mann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner, $1.50 and Horrmann attends. [continued on page four] ¦Night I'm. Chicacoan— Martin J. Ouioley, I'ublisiier and Editor; \V. K. Weaver, Manauuk. Editor; published fortnightly l>y the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dcarhorn St., Chicago. Ill New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave I .on Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahurnwi St Pacific Const Office: Simpson-Retlly, Union Oil Building. I.o* Anceles; Kims Huil'lmg, San Franciaco. Subscription IJ.00 annually; mii^Ic copy 15c. Vol. X, No. 1. — Sept. 27, 1930. Copyright 10.10. Entered as second rla«s matter March 25. l<>:7, at the I'oM mine at Chicago, III. under ihr net of March 3, 1879. TMEO4ICAC0AN .> The lady and the dog go shopping! "We want a touchdown Dancing for sweet Charity's sake! Tea at the Arts Club. Brilliant Winter Ahead - What with shopping down Michigan Boule vard . . . tap dancing for fun and exercise . . . cheering wildly at a Football Game . . . teaing at the Arts Club . . . relaxing for a moment before dining informally a deux . . . scintillating at the Opera Opening . . . waltz ing at a certain notable Charity Ball . . . it's going to be a gala season. Of course, you'll want the most effective cos tume for every occasion. We know that's a problem with all the beguiling tricks Fashion's playing on us this year, but come down to Chas. A. Stevens & Bros, and let it be our problem. We'll make your season of 1930- 1931 most memorable, for we'll help you achieve the savoir fairc of perfect grooming . . «» come what may. CHAS A STEVENS -ft BROS THE SPECIALTY STORE FOR SMART WOMEN 1 7 North State Street Chicago, Illinois "Everybody's doing it!' A dinner tete-a-tete. The Opera Promenade At ease ... for a moment Chas 'A' Stevens '& 'Bros 4 TWtCUICAGOAN STEVENS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. Spacious, sumptious, sat isfying. In the main dining room Harry Kelly and his orchestra provide the music. Dinners, $2.00 and $3.00. Col chester Grill, dinner, $1.50, luncheon. 85 cents— and music. BLACKSTONE HOTEL -656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Meticulous serv ice and all too satisfying cuisine — a la carte. Margraff directing the Blackstonc String Quintette. Otto Staack greeting. DRAKE HOTEL— Lakeshore Drive at Oak Street. Superior 2200. One of the sparkling spots. Bill Donahue and his boys from Illinois, the cuisine and that atmosphere that is just Drake. Peter Ferris directing a la carte service. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. Italian Room — table d'hote dinner, $2.00. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. Ren dezvous of Town notables with equally notable cuisine and service and that at mosphere. Dinner, $2.50, and no danc ing. Langsdor attends. HOTEL LA SALLE— LaSalle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his band, old favorites of the Town, play in the Blue Fountain Room where, be tween the hours of six-thirty and one, you may enjoy the ultimate in sprightly music and tempting cuisine. Dinner, $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. SENECA HOTEL — 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The unostentatious but smart Cafe offers unmatched service, and an appetizing a la carte menu — table d'hote dinner, $1.50. No dancing. CONGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. In the Pompciian Room the hours of pleasure pass quickly with Jules Alberti and his orchestra and the ever famous Congress cuisine. A la carte service and no cover charge. Louis XVI Room — dinner, $2.50 and no cover charge. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1616 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Efficient service and satisfying cuisine. There's music, too. And dancing Thursdays. Dinners in the main dining room, $2.00 and $1.50. Eisemann in charge. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. German menu that pre sents a tempting change and service that is a duty. Grubel will sec to your wants. SHORELAND HOTEL— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The inimit able Shoreland menu, impeccable service and atmosphere of charm and beauty with pleasant musical accompaniment make it one of the memorable spots in Town. Dinner, $2.00. In the Coffee Shop, $1.00 and $1.25. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 23 26. Here you will find some of the gastronomic delights of real American cooking. Sandrock oversees. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E Walton Place. Superior 4264. One of the more superior rendezvous, especially for private parties in the Oriental Room, Silver Room and Town Club. Dinners in the main dining room and Coffee Shop, $1.25. SHERMAN HOTEL— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. Maurie Sherman at the College Inn with the grand opening coming. Bal Tabarin soon to blossom. A la carte service in the Celtic Room — no dancing. EDGE WATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. [listings begin on pagf. 2] Ample sustenance in the form of treat* from the menu and music by Marty Stone and his orchestra. A 50 cent cover charge during the week. Saturday, $1.00. Dinners, $2.50 and $2.00. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road Bittersweet 2100. Alluring foodstuffs that may well blot out completely mem ories of other repasts. Dinner, $2.00 and no dancing. Luncheon — Dinner— Later MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. The food and service will be remembered; besides, it is one of the Town's institutions. ST. HUBERT'S OLD ENGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's. GRAYLLNGS— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. In the hour of need of food you'll be glad you stopped, whether it's before or after you cross the bridge. TIP TOP INN~ 206 S. Michigan. Wabash 1088. Lofty, both in altitude and at mosphere with unrivaled cuisine and service. PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harri son 1975. The fourth floor and easy to find; tempting foods and the lake in view. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Efficient and popu lar and just wonderful food. HENR'CI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. When better coffee is made Hcnrici's will still be without orchestra! dinner music. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakcvicw 10554. Russian Euro pean cuisine and a concert string trio during dinner hours. E/TEL'S — Northwestern Station. There may be a scarcity of good restaurants in the neighborhood, but there is EitclY }U LI EN'S -1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. The table is broad and bounteous and Mamma Julicn's smile is, too. Better phone. LE PETIT GOURMET 619 N Michi gan. Superior 1184. Exclusive with deft service and fine cuisine luncheon. tea or dinner. CASA DE ALEX — 58 E Delaware. Superior 9697. Exquisite food and Old Spanish atmosphere. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish menu and you'll leave well-fed and content. NLNE HUNDRED 900 N Michigan, Delaware 1761. For one thing, there's the cuisine; and another reason is atmos phere. HUYLERS 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. The throngs of the boulevard pass and many enter. RICKETT S 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Here you may stuff yourself with big steaks in the small hours. KAUS ™127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. An extensive German menu for those of that appetite. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. Abundant with Teutonic dishes and continental quiet. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 4144. Wide selec tion of seafoods wonderfully prepared. JACQUES 540 Briar Place and 180 E. Delaware. Two intriguing French din ing rooms offering the sweet amenities of cuisine and service. L'AIGLON—22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans -Parisian dishes, and hospitality prevails. 'Dusk Till Dawn CLUB ALABAM -747 Rush. Delaware 3260. The joyous combination of Chinese and Southern cooking and Willie Ncuberger's orchestra is offered here. Cover charge after nine, $1.50. Gene Harris greets. VILLA VENICE Milwaukee Ave. at Des Plaines River. Wheeling 8. About the best in these parts, what with Al Cope- land's orchestra, extensive menu, gondo- liers and gondolas, a wealth of entertain ment and the hospitable M. Bouche in charge. Dinners. $3.50 and $4.00. Cover charge after ten, $2.00. CLUB METROPOLE—2300 S. Michigan. Victory 3400. Gay crowds are present and Art Kasscll's band provides the music for them. Cover charge after nine $1.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. FROLICS 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charley Straight and his boys make you step right up and dance. Besides, the floor show and food are worthy of your notice. Cover charge, $1.00; Saturday, $1.50. CLUB ROXT 79th St. and Stony Island. Just a nice place. Vin Conley's orchestra provides the music. Excellent table d'hote service. Dinner from six to nine weekly, Sunday from five. Cover charge after nine, 50 cents. Williams oversees. CASA GRANADA —6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Irving Aaronson and his Commanders play and entertain. Cover charge during the week, $1.00; Saturday. $1.50. Dinners, $2.50 and $3.00. BLACKHAWK 139 N. Wabash. Dear born 6262. Opening with Coon-Sanders October 2. The famous Blackhawk cuisine available now. Dinner, $2.00. COLOSIMO'S— 2126 S. Wabash. Calu met 1127, Dinner, $1.50 and no cover charge. Jimmy Mco and his band add to the enjoyment after nine, and service is a la carte with 50 cents cover charge. LINCOLN TAVERN— Dempster Road at Morton Grove. Morton Grove 1919. Opulent entertainment and Tom Gerun's orchestra to offer the tunes. Dinners, $2,50 and $3.00. No cover charge. TERRACE GARDENS—Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. The famous Morrison kitchen provides the food. George Dcvron and his band the music. A la carte service and dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. No cover charge. Sharfct directs. TWtCMICAOOAN Model by Worth . . . distingue . . . as shown in our dressmaking section. ¦ ¦ ¦ A brilliant assemblage of other fashions . . . custom made . . . priced in accord with your Fall budget. 320 MICHIGAN AVENUE • NORTH TI4ECUICAGOAN S I LVE R- The Old unci The Neu Inter !' 10I the i< id from the . , ( rOHH IM mi Si Ivei ( offee . Lltcd London I SOI i.tlh owned | -. V iscou ii I harlcmont. >¦!!'.. I I II ;¦! 1 IS .11 l" l^C'tl • I >ld Sheffield made in o! ( iconic 111 i if! .1 ! ''JO. This photograph shows a P*l Presentation Piece, a Tea ^^ A ^| pot and a pair of Candle ^^^ ^^H sticks- -reproductions of r» i authentic Georgian pieces made in Sterling Silver by the Gorham Craftsmen. -Jfc' ^H Ilw? r 1 fc*W*M 1^ 1 > * d EMM'S lllustratk m i Gorham- Fist V ' ' wan with prim will bt sent m BB^l^K 1 rtaut i/. J f J S PAULDING -GO R II A M . ///c. Jeweler 'hi M I C H I (. A N A V E N U I (I ! V AN Ill'HI \ STR ( 1 1 I ( \ ( . () BLACK, STARR & FROST-GORHAM, Ii Fifth Avenue, m w y< IB K rON P \ LM BBACH h IXAN ["A l»A R I ¦' H I HA Ml' I ON TUQCUICAGOAN / ^ K Lloyd Lewis, who has learned his theater from gallery, box and wings and writes of its plays and personalities with understand ing and contagious enthusiasm. Lloyd Lewis <J Modernistic historian; author of the realistic "Myths J^ After Lincoln"; co-author of the vivid "Chicago; The | History of Its Reputation"; portrayer of the gusto of American life in "Mercury," "The Outlook," "The New Republic" and other magazines of today, joins the staff of Daily News writers as DRAMATIC CRITIC Bringing a fresh distinction to pages long noted for their excellent news and reviews of the stage. y hi ¦i Read Lloyd Lewis' stories on current "first-nights" and his frank, intimate "Stage Whispers" every day in i TH DAILY NEWS Chicago9 s Horn e Newspaper TUECUICAGOAN WHEN LITTLE shoe GOES 10 J he iSnlon Sponsors for the ladle ur BOROSO SHARK Twenty-four- Fifty All the other smart shoppers will cast ap praising, appreciative glances at its trim and tailored chic! They 11 know its a Salon Original . . . you can t tool a fashion-wise expert. And you really can t help that very nice leeling of being complimented in the union .s fashionable .tootwear! Of course you // carry a -Bag JxLaaejor Your Onoel the Salon of am MICHIGAN AVENUE AT MADISON CUICAGOAN Rebuke WE take our politics neat. Tell us who's Seen elected and we'll tell you what's wrong with him. This convenient policy leaves us free to speak as we will of this official or that, and in these days of peace on earth good will to man this freedom is priceless. But we do like a good contest, a spirited struggle between evenly matched op ponents, and we do dislike a killjoy. The lately impending tiff between Ruth Hanna McCormick and James Hamil ton Lewis promised to be such a contest. In token of our interest we published sketches of the lady and gentleman in our gallery of "Distinguished Chicagoans" and commis sioned a clipping-service to send us their livelier campaign speeches. And now comes Lottie Holman O'Neill to spoil our sport, just for which we're not going to print the lady's picture nor say any more about her. So there. Comfort BEHOLD television, come to further readjust a world weary of adjustment. No cataclysmic birth, just a flare in the department store advertisements, but there it is! Like Mother Movie and Father Radio, it will scamper through a hot-house adolescence to pounce half-grown and gangling upon a defenseless civilization. It is easy to become alarmed about a thing like television. It looms as forerunner of an end to most of the things worth while. Almost no imagination is required to envision man a prisoner in his drawing rwm, helpless before a north wall that whisks him by twist of dial to the theatre, the gridiron, concert, lecture, to the track, the air-port — even to the Century of Progress Exposition! Add a bit of com mercial computation, to effect dismantling of playhouse and stadium for want of paid admissions, and the prospect be comes very drab indeed. Yet there is really nothing to worry about. Even tele vision must be broadcast, and broadcasts must be devised and announced, even as NBC programs, by gentlemen chosen in some mysterious manner to devise and announce. So long as the human equation that has thus far limited these gentle men's genius continues to do so, there will be nothing on the televisor — if that's the word— to keep you home o" nights. International Polo THE British- American polo matches, the grandest spec tacles of the game, have reached their heated conclu sion; not, however, without leaving to followers of the noble sport plentiful ground for argument until the next engagment rolls around, three years hence. There will be those who will contend that the hitherto invincible Mr. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., has struck the de cline from the lofty heights of international supremacy and is now lapsing downward toward the comparative obscurity of that increasing band of former internationalists — Mil- burn, Webb, Stevenson and others. Others will say that the recent matches were for Mr. Hitchcock only an inter lude which was too greatly burdened with managerial re sponsibility. But all must agree that the diminutive Mr. Lewis Lacy gave the American captain a kind of opposition that will be an unforgettable memory of his sports career. Despite an exhibition on the part of Capt. C. T. I. Roark as well as Mr. Lacy against an unitedly powerful American Four which was nothing short of marvelous, the prospect for the return of the Westchester Cup to British shores grows exceedingly dim. The British team entered these matches short of two players of international calibre, while the American picket lines were made populous by at least a dozen worthy aspirants to international polo, all of whom will have eyes toward the next tournament. There is also the matter o'f the reduced effectivenss of the British ponies on account of the long voyage necessi tated by coming to Long Island to contend for the Cup. There is a growing sentiment in the United States Polo Association that agreement should be given to playing the matches alternately in the two countries. Some such con cession will have to be made if the next matches are to take on a complexion of real competition. Absurdity LED by their great god Brisbane, editorial writers of the m daily press have dinned into seeming reality a racketeer menace that serves momentarily as a sounding board for judges and other public and civic figures whose competency to cope with the common or backyard variety of crime has been not unjustifiably questioned. While these august gentlemen are registering surprise, alarm and determination to rout malevolent persons supposed to be seeking control of the trades and trade unions, they are not solving some hundred and sixty murders dated 1930. Somebody really ought to solve one of them. The Brisbane technique is old, tried and found reliable. But the picture, in this case, is askew. The suggestion that a body of burly journeyman plumbers, bricklayers, plasterers, riveters or truck drivers can be terrorized by bomb or ma chine gun is too funny. It defeats its end. Yet we rather hope that the gangsters really are establishing contact, or will take the campaign seriously and do so. Perhaps the unions will take them in. Such an amalgamation would reduce by one-half the rigors of metropolitan existence, and that would be something for Mr. Brisbane to write about. 10 TUECUICAGOAN The Shoe of Monk Brown Suede Henry Waxman A new shoe ... a new shade ... so dark a brown it borders on black . . . so individual a colour the woman of fashion calls it the new brown for fall. A new version of the pump in suede combined with stitched brown kid ..... 1 8.50 SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE North Michigan at Chestnut TMECMICAGOAN n "GENTLEMEN UP" Foxing the Hounds at Onwentsia By LLOYD LAFLIN and DURAND SMITH EVER since Bill Clow came a cropper and was carried home on a farmhouse door, the Onwentsia hunts have been as full of thrills and excite ment as the stanchest devotee could wish. The hunting horn has yearly summoned hounds and men to the sport of kings, and scarlet coats and steaming flanks have swept through the autumn countryside after the elu sive anise bag that is never caught. For know, you uninitiate, whose spines have never quivered to the magic words of "Gone A-w-a-y," they hunt the drag at Onwentsia. Briefly put, a drag is a synthetic fox hunt. Illinois' progressive farmers long since drove out voracious Master Rey nard. Wire fences, too, add to the impossibility of riding to hunt the fox. But so strong is the love of hunting to ride in the horsey set that they are willing to accept a compromise in the shape of the indelicately fox-scented anise bag. This is dragged over a pre determined course which winds in and out of the metallic maze of power lines and electrified railroads which charac terizes the farm lands of the Insull Belt. Some three thousand acres in Northern Lake County have been panelled, field to field, with post and rails and chicken ctxips to provide jumps that will tax the horsemanship of the haughtiest squire that ever cried: "Tally Ho!" At the kill, the Master atones for this little practical joke on the pack by throwing a huge hunk of raw meat to them to worry. ON September 21st, the day fol lowing Onwentsia's annual steeplechase, the first hunt is held; the brief season closes on Thanksgiving. Three hunts each week arc needed to appease the thirsting equestrians of Onwentsia. Physical discomforts cannot dull the edge of their enthusiasm. Hunt luncheons become a determined round of cocktails and nervous pecks at fancy aspics cut short by a dash to meets hounds at the chic stables done by David Adler. Fox-hunters endure all manner of aesthetic and olfactory un pleasantnesses "pour le sport." They will risk their health, to say nothing of their bones, in weather which would ordinarily cause them seriously to doubt the advisability of going to the office. Not even mishaps, both tragic and grotesque, can diminish their readi ness to leap to the saddle at the Mas ter's call of "Hounds, please." It is. all a deliciously uncomfortable martyrdom. Fox-hunters comprise a fantastic little social unit with dress, laws, customs, and language all their own, — in fact an autocratic monarchy, as distinct as any Graustarkian principality, with the M. F. H. as czar. In the saddle, Austin Niblack, Onwentsia's M. F. H, has power absolute. The rest of the hunt are merely his subjects who must tip their hats to him and make obeisance like any cringing courtier of old. It is he who plans the course of the drag and keeps it secret. (And let that fox- hunter who asks the M. F. H. where he "expects to draw" account himself lucky ii he is included in the hunt again.) It is he who can berate his companions with language rich and em phatic, worthy of any Roman tyrant, if anyone infringes upon the code. It is he who rides ahead, followed by his whippersin and the field. The etiquette of the hunt demands that no one precede the M. F. H. He may halt the run whenever he chooses. If his horse refuses at a jump, the whole field must wait until he has tried again and cleared it, unless he gener ously waves them on to "jump down his collar." It is veritable lese-ma- jeste to ride past the Master. Even if your horse runs away with you, you may not be asked to hunt again if you pass the M. F. H. It is considered pref erable to leap from your horse rather than suffer such a humiliation. Better death than dishonor. THE phraseology of the hunt is one of strict inflexibility. In hunts where a real fox is pursued, "yonder he goes" is the only permissible phrase to indicate a glimpse of the frightened animal. "Gone away" is the rather mournful equivalent of the cheery "we're off." And woe be unto him who calls scarlet coats red or hounds dogs. Nothing short of social ostracism is his fate. Hacking to cover with the hounds whipped to the Master begins the day's sport. This violent-sounding procedure simply means that the Master followed by hounds, hunt servants, and the field rides slowly to the start of the drag. Onwentsia proudfully boasts the fittest and finest matched pack and the stif- fest drag in the country. Barriers steep and strong and a breathtaking pace maintain this enviable reputation. At least one check is held to change horses and to rest the hounds, for no one horse can be expected to go the whole hunt. LET us look at the field as they go # hurtling past. Yonder rides Ralph Hines, honorary whipper-in, shouting guardedly to the hounds "Whip to 'im, Mag-Pie" and "Back there, Wan derer." Now comes Libby Chase, rid ing astride better than most men, well up in the first flight with Dave Pope and Colonel Judah and his lady. There go the Pirie boys atop their high, wide, and 'andsome Irish thor oughbreds, whose conspicuous red tail ribbons warn those behind, if any, "mind this mare's heels." Next come the Bowens — Joe, of steeplechase fame, with his inevitable plug hat, and Gwen, who along with Helen Niblack, Bob Walker, Isabel Ryerson and others represents the most considerate and ex pert type of equestrienne. Look quickly if you would see several women, 12 TWQCWICACOAIM smartly groomed, pale and determined who have turned cross lots to rejoin hounds at check or kill. A hunt is not complete without its vultures. This heterogeneous, blood thirsty mass of timid wives, innocent children, golfing husbands, butlers, gar deners, tradespeople, farmers, morbid mothers-in-law and other well-wishers invariably is on hand to add to the con fusion, foul the scent, and imperil hounds. They feed on the mishaps of the hunt. Their meat is the novice who, immaculate in scarlet, parts com pany with his mount at the first jump, or the young matron who inadvertently is precipitated into the river. They jeer softly, too, at the riderless horse, afoul his reins, who always . finishes well-up. Of all the vultures, the farmers are perhaps the most sympathetic and ap preciative. Last fall one was heard to remark: "That thar fellow Niblack sure is smart. He wins this dern race every time." SAIL HO! An Experience By DP,. O. E. VAN ALYEA I WAS called at six A. M. after three hours' sleep. It seems I had spoken out of turn the night before, and signed up for some sort of a yacht race. This was my last day at the shore and I was exactly forty-eight hours behind in sleep and about a day and a half ahead of a complete collapse. A nice quiet trip on the water would just about straighten out the old frame and tomor row I would return to the city grind fully refreshed and full of health. After the second cup of coffee the fog began to lift, and I made so bold as to ask my host why they held these races in the middle of the night. He tendered me a sympathetic look but I could see that he was having a hard time with it. He patiently explained that the races were not to be held in the front yard but down the Sound about a hundred and fifty miles. We were to motor down and pick up the boat at the Larchmont Yacht Club. We started out and for the next six hours I heard all about schooners, sloops, yawls, jibs, tacks, hulls, decks, masts and what not, so that when we finally arrived I felt so nautical that I entered the club house with all the assurance of a visiting Commodore. We waved in the tender and she took us out to the Simba's anchorage. CHARLEY pointed out his boat with pride and well he might. A beautiful thing she was, and built en tirely for speed; eighty feet long and fourteen wide, with a single mast ex tending upward a hundred and one feet above the deck. Captain Eben was a friendly little fellow and he seemed especially glad to see me. He was short handed and allowed he could use me nicely in the crew. Charley and 1 went below for lunch and a change of clothing. One just must be properly attired while yacht racing. As we came up, the warning gong sounded, which gave us five minutes in which to reach the starting line. The neighborhood was full of sails of differ ent sizes, and all were racing that afternoon. The Simba was a class M boat, the largest entered, so we were sent off first. At the gun we crossed the line under full sail and ahead of our lone competitor, the Istalena. For a while we seemed to be racing, and then our competitor tired of our company and started off at an angle away from us. She was tacking, Charley explained, and at this point I thought I might go below for a little nap. The Captain, however, forstalled me, and assigned me to a post. At a given signal I was to loosen a rope and then dash over to the other side to pull on another rope. I was informed that we were about to tack. We did, and if was quite an experience. Lots of shout ing and running around. Most of the shouting was directed at me. I thought I was doing fairly well with my rope, and as I stood up to cross over to the other side of the deck something which I learned later to be the boom came swinging at me. I ducked in time, and just then the boat seemed to turn up on its side and I almost slid into the water. I grabbed hold of a friendly post and began to look around for a life pre server, for I don't swim any too well. No one seemed excited and the crew were all lying prone on the deck near me and they seemed to be breathing normally. I looked over at Charley, who was taking things quite calmly at the wheel. Captain Eben was with him in the cock pit and they seemed to be amused about something. I finally located the other boat, on our port side coming toward us, and just then the orders came to turn her over again. This time I worked my ropes per' fectly and even received a few words of commendation from the captain. We were side by side with the Istelena now, and as far as I could make out it was a dead heat E tried a few quick tacks and were immediately followed by our competitor. On this exchange of punts we lost ground and the other boat was ahead by several lengths. Eventu ally, we rounded a buoy and sailed along for some time with very little excite ment. Occasionally we were trailing the other yacht, and at other times we seemed to be sailing in opposite direc tions. Now and then I would doze off, only to be quickly awakened by the or der to bring her about. Once I came to, in a daze, and hauled away at my ropes at the wrong time, just from force of habit. As we rounded the second buoy we shifted sails, dropping the two light ones forward and running up a large Genoa. This seemed to help, for we caught a good breeze and sailed along at top speed. I lost track of the other boat in the hundreds of sails about, and didn't feel like asking any one where she was. Anyway, it didn't seem im portant, and my time was pretty well taken up with hanging on to the deck. We were driving along at an angle of forty -five degrees or thereabouts, and I felt that it was just a matter of moments before we tipped over. Lines creaked and groaned and the great mainsail was billowed out like a tent caught in a hurricane. I fell to won dering about the sharks in the neigh borhood. I had seen a few dorsal fins crusing around and I recalled that once some one had said that sharks always follow a doomed vessel. NEEDLESS to say I was greatly re lieved when finally we passed the Committee's boat, and were met by the Daphne. The tender was to transport Charley and me into New York, so we settled down to enjoy a rapid motor trip. As we ncared the New York Yacht Club, the old subject of yachts and racing came up again, and I remarked that the Simba was a great boat. "Yes," said Charley, "So is the htakna." "By the way Charley," I said, "Do you mind telling me which one won the race today?" TUECUICAGOAN 13 FIRST DOWN— TEN WEEKS TO GO A Preview of the Scholastic Scrimmage By WARDEN BROWN TICKETS on the fifty yard line .... Notre Dame trying home cooked meals for five of its ten Fall Saturdays .... Zuppkc authoring a book . . . Rockne and Warner doubling as radio end men .... All Americans .... Big games .... Little games .... Just games .... Football, it seems, is crowding back Jones and "Calamity Jane," Wilson and the Babe, Gallant Fox, and all those three hundred and more thousand dollars .... Even Camera, Tom Lipton, and Kenesaw M. Landis are nonentities, now. This football season, as usual, promises to be the greatest ever, the difference being that the promise may be realized this time. A decidedly optimistic view of the outl<x)k, from coast to coast, from coach to coach, is so unusual as to bring the casual observer up with a start. "Sure, our prospects are great," a chronic croaker will tell you. "So-and- so's the greatest football player I've ever seen," says another. And all this while practice is in stages no more than elementary, with the Saturdays and their tens of thousands, in stands and in box offices, still a matter of the future. THE off season seemed to pass quite rapidly, with the haranguing against the shift the most noticeable development. The shift's leading ex ponent, Rockne, defending that sort of football, allowed that the past season found Fordham, an eastern leader, Purdue and Notre Dame dominating NOTE: This is the first of a series of articles on the most spectacular sport. Others will appear as dic tated by the shifting tides of victory and defeat. A schedule of the early games is included in the Sport Dial, page 2n. the West, Tulanc topping the South, while Southern California and St. Mary's led the Far West. "All these teams use a shift," says Rockne. "Per haps that is why the old guard find it a menace, at the moment." Prospects? Haven't we said that they arc bright? Brighter, I am afraid, on the Pacific Coast, than elsewhere, scctionally. Year by year the Coast, which grows 'cm big, and grows 'cm tough and fast, has stressed its importance in the foot ball scheme. Only Notre Dame, perennial opponent of the Coast's lead ing representative, has been able to show a margin of artistic profit in that market of competition. One by one the others have been smothered, either, as in the past, when they took the long trip to the Coast, or, as recently, when the Coast's teams began to cross the Rockies, leaving football ruin from Nebraska to New York. WITHIN the past year, Jimmy Phelan, coach of undefeated Purdue last year, and Dr. Clarence W. Spears of Minnesota have gone West under their own power. One takes charge at Washington, the other at Oregon. This centers on the Coast, joining "Pop" Warner at Stanford, Howard Jones at California, "Slip" Madigan at St. Mary's and Paul Schissler at Oregon State, a galaxy of coaches somewhat greater in the aggregate, than any other section of the land can dis play. If you are doubtful of Schissler's place, drop a card to New York Uni versity, or Detroit University. They will remember Schissler's Oregon Aggies. Here in the Middle West, the de parture of Phelan and Spears gives two new coaches a chance, Kizer at Purdue and Crisler at Minnesota. Elsewhere, Hanley of Northwestern, who always has an interesting team, and Zuppke of Illinois, who is always interesting himself, will do what they can; while out on the Midway, unless the miracle happens, A. A. Staggs young hopefuls will keep on trying to do what they can't. NOTRE DAME, retaining most of those backs from last year, and with an abundance of line material, faces a schedule as tough as ten we-ks will hold. A new stadium, to be dedi cated at the Navy game, though used for a tussle with Southern Methodist the week previous, will keep the Rockne Ramblers home for five weeks of the season, and it is expected that the astute Rockne, now recovered from the ail ment that kept him inactive last year, will see to it that Pullman cars are parked somewhere in the shadows of the Gold Dome so that his charges may be able to sleep o' nights preceding foot ball games. However, even the new stadium will not keep the Ramblers entirely in M TUECUICAGOAN bounds, for there are jaunts to Evan- ston, to Pittsburgh, to Philadelphia, and to Los Angeles. One of these trips would be a season's undertaking for some of the West's organizations. In fact, Illinois is even now getting duly stirred up over a trip to New York, for the purpose of playing Army, while Stanford's early season visit to Minne apolis, where the Gophers operate, has been the inspiration for some eager publicity. Chicago once more will be the scene for the greatest football gathering of the year, and once more Notre Dame, deserting its home lot, will be the medium for the box office play. Army is the party of the second part. The game is scheduled for late in the season, but try and get a ticket for it, even now. MOST of the players who stirred the stands last Fall in the West ern Conference have gone their several ways, into coaching or bond selling occupations. A new crop no doubt will bob up as soon as the boys get around to it. Not a word, so far, about the luncheon clubs. They're in training, too. And there isn't a one of them, whose membership, in toto, will not be able to tell what should be done in any Saturday game— on the following Mon day, between twelve and one. "DEVON" In One Act By DONALD PLANT THE CAST Chairman of the Committee on Naming Streets. Members of the Committee. Mr. Conkling, a men of impeccable habits, representing the Faction Favoring Emphasis on the First Syllable. Mr. Erkle, a leader in barn-dancing circles, representing the Faction Favoring Emphasis on Anx Old Syllable But the First. Mr. Eggleston, a bus conductor. Several others. Peasants, Hussars, Dragoons, sacral members of the Black Horse Troop. Scene: A room in ivhat is comnonly called the City Hall. There is a long tabic and not enough chairs It is raze outside, ivith a sharp wind blow ing from the lake. Chairman: We are gathered to gether here today, gentlemen of the Committee on Naming Streets, to — ah — A Member: Bury Caesar? Chairman- No, no, listen, will you? To listen to what the representa tives of the opposing factions have to say regarding the correct pronunciation of the name of one of our city's streets, namely : Devon. Mr. Conkling: You're wrong, sir. It's Devon. Mr. Erkle : Oh, no, he's not. Mr. Conkling: Oh, yes, he is. Mr. Erkle : No, he's not. A Member: Please, Mr. Chairman. Chairman: Order, please, order. f Several cries of, "Harry isn't here.") What, Gus? Member: Can I go out and get me a drink of water? Chairman: Yes, Gus. Another Member: Can I, too? Another: And me, too? Chairman: Boys, hoys, you can't all go at once. What would happen to our meeting, fellows, if you were all to go at once? Go right ahead, Mr. Erkle; don't mind them; they'll quiet down after you get to talking. Mr. Conkling: The name is Conkling, if you please. Mr. Erkle: He was talking to me. Mr. Conkling: No, he wasn't. Were you? Chairman (putting aside maga zine): What's that? Mr. Conkling: As I was saying, gentlemen, — Chairman : What a whale of a dif ference a few gents make. Mr. Conklinc : As I was saying, gentlemen, — Mr. Erkle (to member near win dow): Will you please pull down that shade? ( Member does that.) Thanks, and now the other one, please. Thanks. Mr. Conkling: Hey, now it's dark in here. Mr. Erkle ('placing feet on table and leaning bac^ in chair): Yes, and ever so much better, don't you think? Mr. Conkling: As I was saying Members: Gentlemen! Mr. Conklinc: Yes,. as I was say ing, we are on the verge of making a very important decision. Can any of you gentlemen take dictation? A Member: Sure, I can. Can you do this? (He stands on his head on his chair.) Mr. Conkling: Well, arc you en gaged at the moment? Chairman: Now, now, Mr. Gink- ling, is that all you ever think about? Girls, girls, girls? Another Member: When do we eat? Mr. Conkling: Later. (Glances hopefully at Chairman.) Peasant (entering): Can I interest you gents in a safety razor blade sharpener? Chairman : No. Peasant: Hindu prayer mats? Genuine Navajo blankets? Greaseless sunburn lotion, you just rub it in — Mr. Conkling: Don't you, though. Chairman f pleasantly,): Won't you join us. There's room over there. Peasant: What's this all about? Mr. Conkling: It's about time we were getting down to business. Now, my faction is of the opinion that the name DEVON is properly pro nounced Devon, accented on the first syllabic, as is the English shire after which it was named. Now, Mr. Chair man, with your permission, I'll call on a typical bus conductor to give us his thoughts on the subject. Mr. Eggleston, please? Mr. EGCLESTON : Yes, sir. Mr. Erkle: Where were you on the night of March thirty-first? Mr. Eggleston: Sir? Mr. Erkle: I beg your pardon, I mean where were you born? Mr. Eggleston: Plymouth, sir. Mr. Erkle: Where's that? Mr. Eggleston: Devon, sir. Mr. Erkle: And where does your bus run? Mr. Eggleston : To Devon, sir. COMPENSATION How shall lbcar it when you go? How shall 1 live without you here? How shall I pass the nights that you Help me to pass so well, my Dear? How shall I last from day to day Knowing that you have gone away? How shall I last? Oh, Dearest Lover, Thinking the matter gravely over, Counting the hours, and pondering Over our love and its final sting. This, the solution 1 find at last After our passion and you have passed; Books are cheap, and the daily press Lends its charm for a paltry sum; I can read, when the house is still; I can sew, when my heart is numb; Friends are excellent . . . better yet A lover, to teach me to forget! DOROTHY now. rUECWICAGOAN 15 JOHN W. NORTON: Eminent painter of murals and portraits, the former being the better known, hanging as they do in the Daily News and new Board of Trade buildings and the Chicago Motor Club, as well as in the Tavern Cub of which he is vice president; possessing a knowledge as scientifically exact as possible, gained by much study, of the characteristics of the earlier types of man and the artistic imag ination necessary to depict them; a keen sense of the dramatic in pictorial art and strong moderne painting powers, he is well equipped to work in his special field of mural decoration; Harvard man, member of the Saugatuck colony, devotee to horses and the Southwest and sometime instructor at the Art Institute and the Studio School of Art, whose mural scries arc increasing in number. AMOS ALONZO STAGG: The Grand Old Man of the Midway and America's Grand Old Coach who is professor and director of physical culture and athletics at The University of Chicago, for which his teams have won seventeen conference cham pionships and will win more; tennis player, author, Olympic Games coach and fearer of Purdue (but glance through a snorts almanac), his aim is to build manhood rather than stir up lust for victory, and look at the men who admit he has helped build them and, too, count his victories. DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK WALTER A. STRONG: One of the lead ing publicists of the country and not just because he is publisher of The Daily Hews, but because he had the courage to purchase the paper from the trustees of the Victor Lawson estate and has continued to con duct it on the high plane established by the late Victor F. Lawson; believing that pres ent papers deal in three principal commodi ties: information, guidance and entertain ment, he has striven to keep his paper the good paper it is; representing the spirit of the organization that his late chief gathered around him and possessing an intimate knowledge of the property gained through twenty-five years' experience, he has the youth and vision to carry on the fine heri tage, glowing traditions and undiminishing influence of a great newspaper through an other generation. GEORGE 1). WOODRUFF: One of the outstanding bankers of the day, chairman of the board of the National Bank of the Republic and one of society's sailors; once the youngest bank (First National of Joliet) president in the country and more than once holder of executive positions of bank ers' associations; founder of the Chamber of Commerce of our state and donor of the first municipal golf course to Joliet; extensive traveler in the interest of bank ers and frequent contributor to the pages of various financial publications; treasurer of the World's Fair of 1933; commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club; husband of sculptress Louise Lentz Woodruff. His clubs are: Union League, Mid-Day, City, Uni versity, H-Y-P; Tavern, Attic, Racquet, Chicago Athletic, -Yacht and -Riding. CHEVY CHASE: Otherwise Mrs. Frank T. Chase of Chicago and, in their sea sons, the smart places of this and other con tinents; New England born, Chicagoan by choice, her sophisticated sonnets in these pages sing a personality this paragrapher lacks wit to limn. 10 TUECUICAGOAN n v* CORNERS IN CLUBLAND Victor Haveman's inquisitive lens picl>s out a few high spots in the modern decor of The Tavern. Those who attended the Tavern April Fooleries ivill recall the Tableau Vivant of John Norton's original mural. William Welsh's mediaeval conception of the source of the four suits m cards is visible on the right; above are the first camera glimpses of the new 26th floor, the private dining room and a monastic retreat for the Club s misanthropes. TUECUICAGOAN " THE HANDS-UP BANDIT CASE Another Pinkerton Adventure with a Bad Man IT was early in the eighties that the * little town of Aurora, Illinois, wit nessed the debut of a criminal whose later career was to arouse an entire countryside and strike terror into thousands of honest and somewhat timid hearts. <*The Aurora bad man lurked on the streets after nightfall, waiting behind hedges and fences to pounce on unwary passersby with the hoarse command, "Hands Up." The unlucky citizens who crossed his path after dark saw emerging from ambush a long, lanky figure, clad in chaps and a sombrero, whose eyes and nose were covered with a Satanic black silk mask and whose rigid upraised arm held a menacing re volver which never wavered. Like a wraith he would appear in the shadows, demand and collect his tribute, and vanish silently into the blackness from which he had come. No man, woman or child was safe from his attacks, and his doings were on every tongue. As the months rolled on, the "Hands Up" bandit, as he was described in whispers during the assur ing daylight hours, grew holder and bolder. No longer content with preying on individuals, he presently turned his at tention to safes and pay roll money. Agile as a fox, he managed always to outwit the arm of justice which reached for him, and escape craftily to his day time hiding place. The worthy citizens looked at one another with dismay. One among them was a desperado and a thief. Neighbor looked at neighbor with suspicion and distrust. "Can it be you?" was the query in every eye. THEN, one night, the town's richest bank was robbed of every cent in its strong boxes and its safe, and at once the town sprang to arms. A posse of armed men clattered through the streets in the early evening waiting for a cry of alarm. Their attentive cars were rewarded only with silence. The "Hands Up" man had disappeared. Aurora was safe once more. Not so the rest of the country, how ever, for the "Hands Up" bandit was not yet considering retirement. He wandered, as did every one in those By ROMOLA VOYNO W days, to the west, where soon he was once more embarked on a highly suc cessful career. Tired, it seemed, of such petty business as waiting behind the foliage for some passing pedestrian, the desperado had hit upon a more ambitious scheme of work and had turned his attention to railroad trains. He was wise enough to leave the mail trains unmolested and devoted all his time and energy to the emptying of bulging pockets and richly laden bags. Traveling became, thanks to his efforts, as hazardous an affair as it had been in the old stage coach days when any turn of the road might conceal a party of highwaymen. For there was no telling, when one boarded a train in the west, whether or not a fellow pas senger might be the masked terror of so dread renown. His method was monotonously sim ple and never varied from a single routine. The bandit, it was known, would hoard the train as an ordinary passenger. As soon as the train left behind the populous districts for the vast deserts and the great open spaces, the bandit would saunter slowly for ward from his seat in the day coach. Stepping into the vestibule at the car he would lock the door behind him with a skeleton key. Then, agile as a monkey, he would climb onto the roof of the next car forward, sidle to its end, and climb down into the next ves tibule. The door of the second coach would then be made fast with the same skeleton key, and the bandit would pre pare for work. The mask would be slipped on, the gun whipped out, and entering the door of the car he would give his famous command, "Hands Up." His victims reported that the very tone of his voice was enough to freeze the blood and send a chill down the spine, but that his appearance was like the face of the Medusa in that it para lyzed the limbs and froze the cry of fear in one's throat. Most horrible were his eyes. Peering forth from the narrow slits in the black silk, they were hyp notic in their piercing gaz-e. No matter where one turned those ghastly eyes were focussed on him, unrelenting, un swerving in their menacing stare. And the gun, — many a woman too terrified to cry out had fainted at sight of the gun. It was held just shoulder high, and was always aimed at one's heart; a threat that bore out the menace of the eyes; a threat that never relaxed, that never for a moment turned aside. With his free hand, the bandit would beckon to one of the frightened pas sengers. A gesture would command him to empty his pockets onto a vacant seat. Then the masked terror would appoint the first victim his lieutenant, and with the gun always trained on his reluctant back would make him go to each of the travelers in turn to empty his pockets, and to make a thorough search of his luggage. Still grasping the revolver in one hand, the masked man would gather up his loot with the other and back slowly, still menacingly, out of the car. Knowing that the prey was securely locked in and unable to communicate with the passengers in the adjoining cars, the bandit would calmly wait in the vestibule for an opportune moment for escape. As soon as the train slowed down for a crossing or a full stop, he would swing himself off the platform and be gone. NOT only was he uncannily suc cessful in his exploits, but un cannily shrewd as well. He never missed selecting for his lieutenant the richest individual in the car, knowing 18 rUECUlCAGOAN "/ adore your husband, my dear . . . SO domestic" full well that he who had the most to lose would be the one most likely to do most thoroughly the job of seeing that he would not be alone in his forlorn plight. And in addition to his knowl edge of psychology did this bandit have a knowledge of his sources of supply. There was no use trying to hold back a wallet full of greenbacks or a dia mond ring. For this lone wolf with the gleaming eyes never failed to know ex actly what there was in the various bags and portmanteaux to extract. Nor did he ever leave until everything he wanted had been placed in the heap of jewels and money before him. It was impossible to estimate just what amount he had reaped in harvest in this fashion, but whatever it was, and it was surely enormous, the railroad officials became annoyed with his unfailing success. No line, no train, no car, was safe. He would appear in one locality one week, and the next he would bob up hundreds or thousands of miles from the spot where they knew he must have left the train. There was nothing to do, therefore, but summon the Pinkerton forces to their defense, and it was William Allan Pinkerton, "The Eye," who solved their problems for the time being. Called into conference by the heads of the railroads of the west and middle west, he suggested that a Pinkerton man join the passenger band on every train run ning between Chicago and San Fran cisco. This was done accordingly, and the trains saw the fearful "Hands Up" bandit no more. His plundering ceased immediately when Pinkerton 's idea was put into effect. BUT he was not yet devoting him self to contented idleness. There were rich harvests to be gleaned in the gambling houses which dotted the western plains, and to them he turned to continue his work. It was no longer the timid traveler who was stricken dumb at the sight of the black silk mask under the wide sombrero hat, but the burly men who sat in at Faro and poker games in the rough gambling saloons. The bad men, however, offered no more resistance than had the trav elers. They too lost their powers of locomotion and of speech at the sight of the mask and the gun. Like lambs they emptied their pockets at his com mand and st<xid rooted to the floor as he backed away from their sight. The frontier gambling dens showered their gold into his seemingly bottomless pockets and for a time he rode victo rious through all the frontier towns, but in a Nevada saloon an incident oc curred which put all the forces of law in quick motion in his direction. The bartender of the dive had been killed while the "Hands Up" bandit was making his rounds of the saloon. That was bad business for the desperado. Once more the Pinkerton forces were appealed to, and Billy Pinkerton came out west in person to supervise the hunt. He arrived about twenty hours after the murder took place. The de scription of the man could be no more than a description of his costume. Who knew what that face was like under its mask, or what the figure so pic turesquely garbed in chaps? But it was thought that the man had left town going west. West, therefore, Pinker ton sped. With him was an armed posse made up of twenty men from the town, gal loping over the dirt roads seeking in vain for clues. At one cross- roads the villagers had neither seen nor heard any one passing that way. At a second they had seen a figure in chaps and a sombrero flying westward through the night on horse-back. At a third they were told to take the next road to the left; they had heard the hoofs of a horse going that way. For twenty- four hours Pinkerton and his little band searched in vain. Houses were few in that part of the country, and towns were fewer. Besides, the man must have made for the open; and the open was vast. At last they found a man who had actually seen the masked figure gallop ing by on the night of the murder. "He was going that way," said the man, and Pinkerton turned his horse's head in the direction indicated. Their path led them to a cabin nest ling in a valley. It was half covered by overhanging trees and showed a small window overlooking the road. While some of his men opened fire, Pinkerton and a few more rode around to the back. Forcing their way through a barred door they entered, guns ready. This time the "Hands Up" came from the enemy. The startled bandit wheeled to face the black barrel of Pinkerton's gun. For a moment he smiled in recognition of his reversed cir cumstances. Then he dropped his own gleaming revolver and said, "You got me this time, all right," and walked serenely into a pair of handcuffs. THAT was in 1893, just ten years after the youth in Aurora first donned his black silk mask and turned holdup man. On the ride back to the scene of the murder, Pinkerton held the reins of his captive's horse, and, as was his way, made conversation. He men- TI4ECI4ICAGQAN 19 tioned the surprising fact that no one had ever offered resistance to his attacks. "I took care of that before I ever started," replied the man. "The secret, of course, is in my get-up. When I was a kid back in Aurora I got the idea for my costume one night at a mas querade ball. I went there with some other boys just to have a good time. But my whole evening was ruined by a girl who was wearing a narrow black silk mask. It made no difference whether she stood next to me or was dancing with somebody half way across the room. Wherever she went I could feel her staring at me. This got on my nerves so that I finally got up the courage to ask her what she was staring at. The question surprised her greatly. She said she hadn't even noticed me before. "The very next day I supplied my self with a mask like the one she had worn. It was of black silk, covering only the upper part of the face, and had only narrow slits for the eyes. I tried the mask on before a mirror. Then I brought a friend in on whom to make the experiment. It worked sure enough. No matter where I stcx>d in relation to him, my eyes seemed to be looking directly at him. He couldn't escape my gaze, or at least that was the illusion produced by the mask, in any part of the room. "I fooled around with that mask for a while, playing with it before the mir ror at night, practising making faces at myself. Then a book I was reading suggested something else. I was fond of crime stories in those days and read one robber story after another. "Secretly I provided myself with a gun, and the mirror showed me I couldn't fail. Wearing the mask and holding the gun just shoulder high, I could confront any group of people and make each one in it feel certain that I was not only staring directly at him, but aiming at him as well. The rest you know, except that the chaps and sombrero were obtained to fit in with the story book robber I had read about and intended to be." The bandit was sentenced to jail for seventeen years; although "The Eye" was gratified with the verdict, he had taken a liking to the prisoner. Here was a perfectly decent young man led astray by a romantic imagination and cheap literature. But for several coin cidences he might never have become the boldest bandit in the west. In short, as soon as it was possible, Pinkerton helped secure his parole. "And now, young man," he said, "I have a favor to ask of you. I want you to pose for a portrait with your mask and your gun." The bandit consented readily, and an artist friend of Pinker ton transferred the weird effect to can vas. The picture of the "Hands Up" bandit was hung over Pinkerton's desk where it never failed to affect everyone who walked into the room. Every vis itor to that office was sure the painted eyes were staring at him, following him when he moved and that the painted gun was aiming straight at his heart. As for the man, he took Pinkerton's advice to heart and went straight. Years later, however, he was forced by desperate circumstances to return to his first vocation- -crime. Once again he was caught, and after leaving prison for the second time was never heard from again. But his portrait hung over Pinker ton's desk as long as the great detective lived. IN QUOTES Calvin Cooliix;e : The school is not the end but only the beginning of an education. \jn Arthur Brisbane.- Spending is what this country needs. Robert Zuppke: A little humor now and then is relished by the best of men. James Weber Linn: It has to be admitted that an airplane traveling straight ahead in fine weather is about as unexciting as apple-pie. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: Far be it from me to appoint myself a judge of anyone's character. Frank Swinnerton: Although there is definitely a slump in books about the war, a number of really inter esting contributions to our knowledge of war conditions will appear during the coming season. Lew SarETT: Ai-yee! my Yellow- Bird- Woman, my ne-ne-moosh, ai-yee! my Lovcd-One, be not afraid of my eyes! Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.: I have always wanted to see a P. G. A. cham pionship. Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is my belief that the State of New York is opposed to the eighteenth amendment. Roger W. Babson: I certainly am optimistic regarding this fall. \/n O. O. McIntyre: The truth is the Fourth Estate as a class dresses better than bankers. \m "Red" Kissane: Don't take us be fore Lyle; he's a holy terror. Hon. James Hamilton Lewis: The family at home has for ten years cried out for governmental relief. Dorothy Dix: The price of success is paid by every one who achieves it in blood and tears. Walter Winchell: I never knew till now that italics are so called because they were invented in Italy. un Mable G. Reinecke: A home may be built today from twenty-five to thirty-five per cent less than a few years ago. un Glenn Frank: One thing that the general economic slowing down that began last autumn has taught us, is the necessity of thinking ahead. Dr. Morris Fishbein: The modern woman wears very little underwear. in FOR STUDENTS They say I only write of love; And true it is, and what of that? I know the owl, the bear, the bat, The student, may find stranger stuff . . . But love is good enough for me And I shall hymn it gratefully. They sneer because my songs are spun In platitudes of lust, or better; I serve my precepts to the letter — The which is more than they have done, Who laugh at love, and weep to earn it, And stupidly enough return it. Be sure the rose, the swan, the lake, The night in which a double bed Is set to make a lasting myth, Is better than a maxim read . . . Be sure, that Euclid only proves He wastes his time who never loves! — DOROTHY DOW. 20 TUECMICAGOAN ur om/bany ESTABLISHED 18311 cordially invite you to attend the Formal Opening and Fashion Show in their nine retail stores devoted to a new standard of value and a new and distinguished service in complete furnishings for the home. 212 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE BROADWAY NEAR LAWRENCE MADISON NEAR CRAWFORD 6344 COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE 82J WEST 7vTH STREET 47TH STREET AT SOUTH PARK 4756 SOUTH ASHLAND AVENUE 202\ MILWAUKEE AVENUE 1859 BLUE ISLAND AVENUE TWCCWICAGOAN 21 TOWN TALK Return from Arcady— Gangster vs. Kangaroo — Harold Bell Wright and the Naughty Book— How the World War Started in Chicago — Our Usual Pageant of Poems, Puzzles and Personalities By RICHARD A T W A T E R Country This is a language I Can understand — This simple unity Of s\y and land, This clear sun unobscured By grim gray towers, These trees, this clean swift wind. These humble flowers. I do not need to ponder Ways and means Before this harmony Of blues and greens. — Ferry Adams. Holidaisies THREE brief allegories of the hap pily departed back - to - Nature season. Exhibit A It seems there were two architects, and Henry K. Holsman was telling Irving K. Pond of the glamorous delight of the north woods. "One night," he recounted, "I built a campfire and put a grand opera record on the phono graph—" "How far away from you?" asked Mr. Pond, interestedly. Exhibit B It seems there were two relatives, and Elmer Munns, the popular Wash ington Heights druggist, went with Dr. Leonard Charpier on Elmer's first hunt ing trip, taking along a repeating rifle instead of the double barreled shotgun advised by the Doctor, a veteran hunter of two preceding visits to the land of quails and rabbits. At the first sight of his game, Mr. Munns raised his repeater to his shoulder and pulled an excited trigger. After the recoil had struck him six times in hot succession, Mr. Munns fell over backwards with a startled cry. "What happened?" he wished to know. Exhibit C It seems there were a lot of Indiana dunes, and a previously unnoticed sum mer neighbor called on Horizontal Ethel's veranda for a signature to a proposed petition to keep a concrete road from being built carrying civiliza tion to the neighbor's previously un tamed hilltop. "Oh, you live on top of a dune?" asked Ethel, whose cottage, to avoid mountain climbing, nestles down by the edge of the lake. "I should think you'd get all tired out climbing up there." "You get used to it," the dunetopper assured her. "And we have a fine view." "Oh, you have a view up there?" asked Ethel admiringly. "Do you have water up there?" "Well, we carry it up," said the dunetopper. "Oh," gasped Ethel. "For goodness' sai^e." She thought for a minute . . . . "Do you have wives up there?" [The italics are Ethel's.] When Gaiety Trips Back to Town ALL of which shows that the coun- t\ try isn't so bad of a summertime, when there are enough city people there to make Nature interesting. After Labor Day, alas, Pan abandons Arcady to spend the season in Town, and those who spend a September vacation in the land of windmills and red barns, R. F. D. boxes and milk cans are likely to find that Simple Unity of Sky and Land all too monotonous. As the stimulus of the summer resorters with draws, the native, farmers grow glum. What can they do now for amusement, poor things, but listen to the radio? And the rural radio is a battery set; rarely, if ever, at its best. Safely returned to the pleasures and palaces of Chicago, we feel a bit ashamed not to have brought back a few farmers with us. It is almost as if we had left a pet cat out there to be frostbitten. Even the Chautauquas, once the alleviation of bucolic regions, are lately folding up their tents, we hear; and in the coming long dark eve nings the rurals can do little but light the kerosene lamp, look at their gold teeth in the walnut-framed mirror, or call up 5 87- J Ring Three and tell the village central it is 732-W Ring Six that is calling. Only the spirit of youth, indomitable even among this lonely oppression far from the Lindbergh Beacon, still struggles for happiness through the weary prairie winter. Major Edwards of Goshen, Indiana, tells us that in this hinterland, at least, the old Puritan custom of "bundling" still persists. The Perturbed Writer "i^HICAGO," Vincent Starrett \mS admitted, "is possibly the most beautiful city in the United States. I am thinking of moving to Quebec." Mr. Starrett did not say that it is be cause he is, among other excellent things, a writer of detective tales that he is disturbed perpetually, in reading the papers, to find one who dwells here is living in a detective story where the criminal almost always escapes. Most Chicagoans, we fear, are less perturbed about our civic morality, and we even went so far as to advise Mr. Starrett that he had only to cease read ing the local press and he could roam the streets from Lincoln Park to Christ mas without ever seeing anything un toward. "Facetious tolerance" is, we think, the way MM. Smith and Lewis characterized this attitude in their his tory of our reputation, and perhaps this is also the spirit in which Mr. Phil Stong, radio critic of an eastern 'World, "T lately asked of the Chicago motto, Is it lI Will' or lI Will and Bequeath'?" No one has yet, however, suggested that our civic bird, the phoenix, might appropriately be replaced by the Kan garoo. [Song Cue.] The gangster who went to the zoo Was impressed by the \angaroo. "In gangs," he cried, "these Must be brutal as bees: They've got poc\ets to carry guns, tool" Qunman Cupid EARL REED confesses he's been doing some anonymous writing, but won't say what or where. Seems as if there ought to be a prize contest in this somewhere: guess what Earl 22 TMtCWlCAGOAN Reed has been writing and win a copy of it. Mr. Reed, back from a summer in Colorado where he dashed off some water colors (to be known, of course, as the Water-Colorado show) met John Erskine, whose novel Sincerity had just been filmed at Hollywood. Mr. Erskine sat next to Conrad Nagel at a cinema banquet there, and the actor complimented the author on his fine ability as a novelist. "I liked best," said Mr. Nagel, "the scenes with the pistol shots." "But there isn't a pistol in my story," said the surprised Erskine. "There is, now," explained Mr. Nagel with a dry smile. The cinema Napoleons, deciding that Prof. Erskinc's delineation of love was too pale to convince picture patrons, fixed the hook up so that the girl shot the fellow with a pistol (or maybe two \\ other fellows shot him: it seems there are quite a lot of pistol shots in the picture now) so she could nurse the hero back to health and passion. Pic ture audiences are convinced that gentlemen invalids always fall in love t with their beautiful nurses. The pic- s turc will presumably be called The i, Hurse Parade, though this isn't official. t »#i n Strange Coincidence E recently suggested there's a noticeable trend to diminish- SY.r in Montreal, Trinidad and Long Island is the same old sex, opines Mae West, rchosc Sc-x is packing them in at the (iarrick. At last we have a sound reason for joining the British iw;t SPEAKING of anonymous writing, there's a rxx>k called Ex-It. S. L. ("Mescal Ike") Huntley heard we wn>te it. but decided not when he found the pages were full of asterisks, as "if Riq had done it there would be even more asterisks." As a matter of fact, Riq has autographed many an Exit sign but has yet to see this particular burlesque. What's funny about it is that Harold Bell Wright coincidental^ published a quite serious novel entitled Exit; and Yank Taylor, automobile-aviation-radio- copy-cditor of the Times, who to keep himself occupied runs a rental library on the near west side, says he has an awful time keeping Ex-It from Harold Bell Wright readers. Harold Bell Wright fans would be thoroughly shocked at the burlesque, especially if they thought Wright wrote it; while those who winkingly demand Ex-It would be just too bored for words to be given Exit to peruse. In less cautious bookstores, patrons must be being out raged by the thousands. "./ Form of Criticism" ANOTHER little bu>k, called X f\ Mar\s the Spot, caused unex pected trouble, Howard Mann tells us with a thoroughly delighted giggle. It's about Chicago's gang murders, with coroner's post mortem photographs of every hoodlum taken for a ride in these recent busy years. Its prominent yel low cover with the crimson cross hadn't been displayed long on the stands before robustl(X)king gentlemen with hats drawn down over their eyes would appear, jerk their thumbs briefly at the display, and comer-lip to the frightened clerks the command: "Off the stand. Off the stand." The gangsters had decided the book was Bad Publicity. Husbands in Vockethooks TUECUICAGOAN 23 ment as civilization progresses — movie film reducing to 16 mm., golf becoming dwarf golf, papers going tabloid, autos going Austin, and what not. Now Arthur Brisbane writes in the H'Ex: "The literary and intelligent Fannie Hurst returns from Europe with a pet marmoset, so small it sits in a large pocketbook. She should write about husbands of the future, who will prob ably dwindle to about that size, in the course of evolution." Hasn't this practice of razzing Mr. H. L. Mencken on his wedding gone far enough? \/n Epitaph Bury me in no chosen plot, No stiff, decorous family lot, Where being through with mundane labors I lie among my \in and neighbors. Rather some spot beneath the moss Decided by a coin's toss: Where chance may once again provide me With a pretty wench to rest beside me. Don Trump. \jn Law NOT to be outdone by Lottie O'Neill when it comes to en livening the political situation. Town Talk offers our candidates for Senator a further matter for debate after they settle the question of prohibition. This may even have something to do with prohibition, for all we know. It's a quite venerable, but still unsettled legal problem recently quoted by the Sunday World in its puzzle page. "Protagoras taught Euathlus law. Euathlus agreed to pay his tuition when he won his first case. He had no case, and Protagoras sued him, saying, 'If the judgment of the court be against you, it will give me the fee; if in your favor, you will owe me the fee. for you will have won your first case.' "Euathlus replied: 'If the decree be in my favor, I need not pay; if adverse, I shall have lost my first case and shall owe you nothing.' " Candidates for the Senatorship will please not try to dodge this issue by protesting that Protagoras had no right to sue Euathlus, as there had been no violation of the agreement, and conse quently the judge would throw the case out of court. It must be assumed, we think, that Euathlus was sure of his position and did not file a demurrer; for if he thus had the case dismissed, he would have won it and would have to pay Protagoras. Next to hearing a political candidate give her or his honest opinion on this problem, we'd like to see it actually argued in a Chicago courtroom. "Without a Peer They'll Stand" 44 K I OW," says Popular Homecraft, 1 >| "is the time of the year to start collecting the materials for making milkweed-down trays and tops for tea wagons." In lieu thereof, if you don't mind, we'll just offer our annual sug gestion for improving that glorious American circus, the college football game. After many years of reading college football stories in the magazines, we have discovered that they are almost all entitled "One Minute to Play." As nature usually imitates art, sooner or later, why don't our colleges confine their entire struggles into this one ultimate ancj uniquely important sixty seconds of frenzied football? The rest Proving \ou do not have to work so hard if you have the goods, Phil Baker and Aileen Stanley give Artists and Models a clubby atmosphere during their all too brief appearance at Cohan's Grand. 24 TWtCWICAGOAN of the quiet fall Saturday afternoon could be taken up with a spelling match between the rival brass bands, which of course would tootle appropriate melodies as they maneuvered into each word formation. With this event as the main feature, the gifted but lately unfortunate s Maroons might again win that longlost championship of the West. \J7i Cassandra DID you know that a Swiss gentle man was arrested here in the winter of 1913 for prophesying that an Austrian grandduke would be assassi nated, bringing on a world war in which Italy would desert Germany and Austria when they declared war on France, England and Russia? It was all in the Chicago papers at the time, George Schneider tells us, though they printed it apparently as a brief and obscure item of no especial news value. This Cassandra had been advising German investors to sell their native stocks and buy certain American ones he was promoting as the latter would be safely removed from the zone of impending hostilities. Europe was much interested in this prophet, and demanded his body; after long diplo matic maneuvers he was finally de ported from Lake Michigan to Trans- Atlantic shores and is believed to have spent the war in a European cell. A fantastic and incredible story in the best Trojan tradition; and we won der (mildly, or we'd look it up in the morgues) which Chicago paper scooped the world in printing this first news of the great conflict. The Civic Circus DEAR RIQ: I think you ought to know that the girl in charge of the cash register at Harvey's restaurant in the Union station is actually named Miss Klink. And could you find out how Pepsodent (according to Bill Hay in the broadcast) went about the busi ness of discovering that only one out of four brush their teeth? Do they ask people point-blank, or do they hide be hind the bathtub and spy? And where do they hide if you have a bathtub that reaches the floor, and no shower cur tain? It has me worried. Incidentally, our neighbor had a tcn- y ear-old guest from Decatur here for a week. On the day of her return to the home nest I asked the fledgling if she YOUNG MAN IN MANHATTAN By PHILIP NESBITT S'OTIi: Mid pleasures a*' palaces, or tropic islands as <* case may be, the Toxvn's gay1* young artist is ever keen to tyr* about hint. The present comp* ivas encountered during Aug* on the Hudson's lively right btf Lucy and liddie, who must live somewhere, since they have come prepared for the worst Nezv York's shifty weather man can provide, elect to enjoy a vicarious inspection of Green - wich Village . . . a mutual diversion had enjoyed herself and if she wanted to go back home. "Oh, yes," she replied with the sigh of an Alexander. "I'm ready to go back now I've done everything up here. I've been to the zoo, and to the Tribune Tower, and to the stockyards, and I've played peewee golf." L. L Aunt Bessie stood out among seven * lions, the last survivor of the deai not wholly departed Victorian eft Star Reporters IT isn't often a cub reporter is told, when reporting for his first assign ment, "We're making you our star reporter today." This glowing moment occurred to a youngster on the Amer ican recently; the waggish editor then sent him out to cover the meeting of an astronomy society. And to report the item by telephone, a feat in itself, when what you have to describe is such mat ters as bent light years and the influ ence of Einstein on spiral nebulae, into the ears of a desk man named Eddie Johnson. Two more prankish classics of the local press have come to us, together with the advice to reread Jesse Lynch Williams' The Stolen Story as a fiction variation of these actual incidents. One concerns the reporter who was fired from the Examiner and went over to the Tribune; discovering an impor tant lead, he had a few drinks and under the double inspiration wrote his story superbly on his old Examiner typewriter. Next day he found his classic in the wrong paper. . . . The other one is the Tvjetus man who got a story and for some reason or other decided to write it on a Post typewriter. Stopped at the end of his first para graph by an clcrt editor, he sent this incomplete sheet of copy to the T^etos by a hired messenger and walked over to the Journal. Stopped again after he had done paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, he sent TUECWICAGOAN 25 the second installment to the ?iews by messenger and sauntered over to the Abendpost. The German typewriters bothered him so here he merely hired another messenger to take the state ment, "To be continued from the American office." Finishing the last installment in the Hearst building, he sent it proudly home by a fourth costly messenger, and presumably took a taxi to the Gree\ Star so he could send a last telegram reading "That's all." (Jloves, Peas, Etc. SOMETHING ought to be done sometime about the language of book criticism, of which all we have time for before the bell rings is the familiar statement that "in this stark, gripping novel Mr. Norn's handles his problem without gloves." Why should he wear gloves when writing a book? Who does? And how? It's hard enough to hit the right key on your typewriter when you don't wear them ; when using the old-fashioned pen and ink, mittens are no great aid; about the only way an author at his work can wear gloves is to try it while dictating to a stenographer, and if the stenographer is pretty, what author would want to dictate with gloves on, keeping his mind from his work? Speaking of the language of criticism, the drama re viewers deserve a salvo of cheers for their noble work this last Hoover summer. Even with a month out for vacation, they had weeks and weeks with nothing to write about but The Green Pas tures and Lysistrata, neither of which had come to Chi cago (and what will they do when it does come?). But as one man they stuck to their silent guns, continuing to review the empty theaters as genially as so many corn farmers watching the sky for an invisible raincloud. Nathan, in Judge, even went so far finally as to give his space to review ing his brother drama critics and the theatrical trade papers — usually dis regarded barnacles on the ship of art. Iphigenia-likc Amy Leslie, the Queen Victoria of her clan, had at last to translate herself to the critical Val halla ere the Muses, appeased by this gracious sacrifice, could end that des perate scige. Meanwhile Gordon Craig, over in Italy, opened a pea shell, looked in tently at the two rows of peas huddled inside, and announced in the Theater Guild Monthly that he has found in this a new secret of seat arrangement for theater auditoriums. Correction LOUIS VAN DAM, the eminent „ French chef who has devoted the last four years to the establishment of the high reputation of his and the Sen eca's food, is somewhat aggrieved at a recent jest about Capt. Sanders getting that comic pass to Arlington reading "Please Admit 1 Waiter. Ike Gins berg." M. Van Dam assures us he did not issue this card; is in no way connected with Arlington; that a card issued in his name would be of no value in admitting anybody there; and that his name is certainly not Ike Ginsberg. We are glad to print M. Van Dam's denial to complete the record; and for our part we hasten to assure the emi nent chef that nobody could have taken the jest seriously. "Ike Ginsberg" is one of those names, like "George Spel- vin," which is itself the usual trade mark of a hoax. Anyone seriously sup posing a first class hotel would hire a chef named Ike Ginsberg is unlikely to read our peerless pages, anyhow. zAfter Reading Einstein If what they say is true There is no enduring I, no ultimate you; We are two gestures made of time and space, And if some tangent principle intervene, We shall be soon forgotten, and all our race; There will he shrift of us and all our scene. 7\{o, not forgotten; for The obliterated casement forgets not the door; When 1 am dead, my memory will at first Be tended eagerly; hut in the end It will be overtaken and immersed By twice ten million other things to tend; And those forgetting me Will be forgotten; they themselves will be Ten times ten times forgotten, in the distant And terrible swing of coming space and time; There will be miracles; there will be things existent More strange than ours, more increditable, more sublime. There will be changes soon; The earth be gaudily cratered li\e the moon; The pitiless loom that spins our eager flesh Will go on ruthlessly weaving dar\ de signs, Finding out ways to fashion life afresh With indescribable colors and new lines. There may be no more light; Strange senses may awa\e more \een than sight; There may be no more man-and-woman love, "Hfl hunger, and no sleep; there may not be Water and land, and all the fruit thereof; There may be desert then, where now the sea. We do not \now or guess The appalling voids that hem our conscious' ness Until some savant, clearer'eyed than most, Catches a glimpse at once dismayed and wise Past chimera upon chimera, ghost on ghost Into the lonely harmony of the s\ies. — Alice McKinstry. Service with a Smile DEAR RIQ: "Wine Joe," the pro prietor of one of the south side's most popular speakeasies, has conceived the idea of combining the "carry out" and "curb" services offered by enter- [turn to page 52] 20 TI4ECMICAGOAN BASEBALL CHICAGO CUBS -Wrigley Field against Cincinnati. Sept. 26, 27. 28. CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Comiskcy Park against New York. Sept. 19. 20. 21 BOXING Jack Sharkey and Victorio Campolo at Yankee Stadium, New York. N. Y.. September 2?. GOLF National Amateur Championship at the Cricket Club. Menon, Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept. 22-27 Ten Thousand Dollar Open Tournament. Sunset Hill Country Club. St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 19-21. FOOTBALL September 27. Indiana and Miami at Bloomington. Iowa and Bradley at Iowa City. Minnesota and South Dakota State at Minneapolis. Ohio State and Mount Union at Columbus October 4. Chicago and Ripon, "B" team and Hillsdale at Stagg Field Northwestern and Tulane at Dyche Stadium Illinois and Iowa State (Ames) at Champaign Purdue and Baylor at Lafayette. Michigan and Michigan State at Ann Arbor. Wisconsin and Lawrence, "B" team and Carleton at Madison Minnesota and Vanderbilt at Minneapolis. Indiana and Ohio State at Columbus. Notre Dame and Southern Methodist at South Bend HORSE RACING Lincoln Fields Jockey Club, Crete, Illinois, through September 27. Chicago Business Men's Association at Hawthorne. Sept 29-Oct 11. Exposition Park Jockey Club at Aurora, Illinois, Oct. 13*31. POWER BOATS AND SAIL BOATS Autumn Regatta, All Classes, Navy Pier, Chicago Yacht Club, Sept. 27. SS5 SSSi S£ TMECUICAGOAN 27 THE CINEMA The Master Reasserts Himself— A Note on "Abraham Lincoln" By WILLIAM R. WEAVER D. W. Griffith's pictorial biography of Abraham Lincoln, his first experience with articulate celluloid, restores the master to an eminence untenanted since The Birth of a Nation became history. Sandor has caught Walter Huston in the thick of it. Mr. Weaver calls the picture your first cinema duty THE master, as D. W. Griffith used to be known, has reasserted him self. It is one of those things that couldn't happen. Everyone knew that Griffith was through, that he had done what had been given him to do with The Birth of a l^ativn, and that his sun was set. There were all those hope ful, hopeless attempts to build another masterpiece, all those mere movies flaunted under his fame and forgotten, if not always forgiven, in the very hour of exhibition. There was the rumor that the man had given up, that an intan gible something had crumbled away and left him walking and talking (babbling, some said) instead of decently buried. Erase all that. It was perfectly evident, tcx), that the talking-pictures could come as only another item of bad news to the fallen giant. His genius had been a thing of attenuated closeups, of starched sub titles, of poetry penned with a soft- focus lens. Of humor he had displayed no knowledge, of dialogue he was sup posed to know only what had been learned as an actor of Lincoln J. Carter melodramas, of modern technique he was innocent as any other old gentle man on the far side of the footlights. Erase that, too. Dialogue did not discourage Griffith. It inspired him. He decided that he could do something with a pictorial biography of Abraham Lincoln. No one else seemed to think so. At least no one thought so to the extent of being willing to advance the production cost. But Griffith, as I have said, was in spired. He outlined his plans to Joseph Schenck. Schenck was unmoved. Grif fith argued. Schenck listened politely, tolerantly. But for days and weeks, as the monied executive strode about the grounds of the studio, a band that might have been working in any of a dosen pictures under production was forever crossing his path, and forever playing Dixie. He had contracted to meet Griffith's bills for the production of Abraham Lincoln before the master confessed employing the musicians to gain just that end. This was Griffith's first success with what have come to be known as "sound effects." But you can erase that paragraph, too. The circumstances of Abraham Lincoln are unimportant now. The picture is complete, and on exhibition in Chicago. The important thing is to see and hear it. Not because it is a Griffith production, and not particu larly because it is a biography of Lin coln, but because it is the finest cinema experience currently available and in many ways the finest that has come out of Hollywood since The Birth of a J^ation. If I may assume that you have had about enough of Lincoln lately, as I had, I shall say that you'll be pleasantly dis appointed in not finding the sort of thing that's been jumping out at you from between book covers and, every year toward February, from the screen. Griffith's Lincoln is not Lloyd Lewis' Lincoln, nor Carl Sandburg's nor Emil Ludwig's, by which I do not mean to say that it is worthier or less so. What I do mean to say is that Griffith's Lin coln, or Walter Huston's if it strikes you that way, is a cinema Lincoln, a curiously human, fallible, occasionally comic but altogether credible kind of Lincoln, a kind of Lincoln that may be TUEO-UCAGOAN Try drinking eight glasses a day for a few weeks of this famous Pure Soft Water. Prompt service everywhere. Phone Roosevelt 2920 Chippewa SpringWater Co. of Chicago 1318 S. Canal St. believed to have lived and done things and died ... a kind of Lincoln that a kind of Booth would assassinate. Quite a fellow, that is, and not at all the kind of fellow that would inspire the kind of director Griffith is supposed to be, which seems to make him quite a fellow also. He is. HAVING thus declared that you should see and hear the picture, I advise that you don't read beyond this point. Beyond here I have to remark, because it resists repression, that Griffith has not cast all of his old tricks over board. He achieves the properly stormy background of Lincoln's life by a bit of photographic and phonographic leger demain that is new to theater. He em ploys another of those trade-mark girls, someone named Una Merkel, whose voice sounds precisely as Lillian Gish used to look. He stages Sheridan's ride with a swoop and dash that puts new zest into old battles. He closes his pic ture with one of those long-distance gestures that were fashionable when James Cruze was an extra. And he is just sentimental enough to have Henry B. Walthall, the "little colonel" of The Birth of a Ration, a colonel in Abraham Lincoln. Don't misunderstand me. I've never been a Griffith fan. I've written more abuse of the man than most people who operate typewriters. But this is dif ferent. This is, I suppose, history. Better sit in on it. Jhy Miss Garbo AMONG my chores of the fortnight i was the inspection of Romance, Greta Garbo's current contribution to the cardiac relief of womankind. Imagine my embarrassment to find the thing actually changing my mind about the whole matter of Miss Garbo and her part in American entertainment. Well, anyway, Romance has most of the ingredients of first class pastime. In it are found, besides the star in a role that fits perfectly, one Gavin Gordon, of whom we shall hear more, and one Lewis Stone, of whom we have heard far too little recently. Elliot Nugent, unfortunately, is in only briefly at start and finish; he'd have belonged nicely in between. The story is about sin in the seven ties, or possibly the eighties, which seems to have been about what it is today if not more so. Miss Garbo and Mr. Stone are the principal sinners and extremely nice about it. Mr. Gordon is the virtuous rector, which gives you an idea of the rest of the story and possibly explains the censorial silencing of some three speeches, one of which is the climax utterance of the star and sends thousands of unimaginative young things away wondering what Greta said to the perspiring young cleric that made him let her go. Unfortunately, this deletion just about ruins for Chicago what seems to have been a pretty sub stantial evening's pastime. Too bad. Gary Gets Mussed Up THIS time Gary Cooper is the gen tleman who breaks McNamarra's arm and ends The Spoilers. I've seen three or four actors do the trick, begin ning with the late William Farnum, but Gary docs it about as well as they did. William Boyd (not a movie actor) is the gentleman of the second part this time— seems to me Noah Beery was the most recent victim- and you couldn't get onc-to-five on Gary if you didn't know the fight was framed. Even so, Gary is a badly mussed and not very heroic young man when the dust has settled. Slim Summerville and Kay Johnson are others in this version, the first one with words as well as music, and Betty Compson is the dance hall girl as usual. The thing is quite painstakingly pro duced and if you care anything about another perusal of Mr. Beach's story you'll probably not do better than this for several years. I wouldn't walk a mile for it, but it does satisfy. Miss Chatterton Again RUTH CHATTERTON, Clive Brook and Paul Lukas get along quite handsomely together, relatively speaking, in Anybody's Woman. You mustn't assume, simply because it moved from the Chicago to the Ori ental, that it's a mob type of play; it's really quite civilized, adult drama . . • the mob's learning! It's worth your while in any cinema. The talc is plain as mud, although not quite that dirty, a simple thing about a burlesque girl and a fashionable lawyer who get drunk and married. Mr. Bnxik is the lawyer, as amiable a drunk as you'd care to meet, and Mr. Lukas is the strong silent man who loves the girl too. Miss Chatterton is, of course, Miss Chatterton as always. Things work out as such things usually do, and the picture ends before they get to the divorce stage. 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Ingenuous to a degree impossible in this country, three comely daughters wander in a haze of incomprehension through an evening's barrage of in nuendo, laid down by the misguided fleshpotters who invade the house. The familiar argot of the bawdy house- madame and girls, going upstairs, play ing the piano, entertaining a guest, and the like — is made the crux of ludicrous misunderstanding when spoken by in nocent lips or heard by delicate cars. Although the setting is in by-ways of England, much of the language suggests the palmy days of Dearborn and 22nd Street. The rakish intrusion of wordli- ness finds its best personification in Harry McNaughton, a sporting young nut, as the British have it, whose breezy insolence is responsible for a large num ber of the complications. Entirely at home in the house, he strives with amusing brashness to put the sanctified inmates (I use the word advisedly) equally at ease. His scenes with Miss Loftus, the supposed Madame, arc a panic of broad farce. Along with the repetitious cracking of the theme joke runs a thin thread of plot, and a love story of tenderness in congruous against the ribald back ground. The high church vicar's son, played with restraint and charm by David Morris, comes to the house for his first adventure of the sort. He is violently smitten with the youngest daughter, Rhoda, a delightfully girlish and pert creation in the hands of the diminutive Sidney Fox. A love scene, based on the boy's desire to take the girl away from "all this," suggests an orchid in a bed of geraniums. Ashton Stevens, the dean of Chicago critics, has expressed the hope that these two young people never learn anything more about acting than they know in this play. Mr. Stevens hears and ob serves from the front row. Another critic, less advantageously seated, might recommend to Miss Fox and Mr. Morris some consideration of voice pro- jection. The vicar, stern and uncompromising in the acting of William H. Sams, finds his offspring in this anomalous situation, cries "Oh, Absalom, my son," and hoists the lad out by the scruff of the neck. Returning with two cops, the high churchman drags his low church colleague and family from their respec- tive beds. At this point is the funniest moment of the evening — the disclosure of the night garb of the Reverend Wampus. It touches the pinnacle of sartorial absurdity. At 10:45 P. M. the word is whispered; lovers and churches are reunited. UNTIL the advent of Lost Sheep the pitiful excuse for a new thea trical season has exhibited some ex tremely cheesy acting. Excepting Mae West, most of the histrionics have reeked of the flesh of the porcine. More power to this company! The worst that can be said of the present actors is that they do not all play on the same key. The two young lovers achieve a reality worthy of a much higher brand of comedy. 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CONVENIENCE — Nine minutes from the center of things by Illinois Central Electric (300 trains daily). Fourteen minutes by motor. 3. ROOMS — Six hundred of them and every one has an unobstructed view of Lake Michigan, outside exposure, tub and shower baths, and many other features. 4. SPORTS— Private skating rink, three tennis courts, horse shoe court, com pletely equipped children's play ground, and varied forms of indoor entertainments and amusements. CHICAGOBEACH CHICAGO, ILL. instance. The cast is distinctly good and the play not serious enough to de mand a balanced performance. Tossed into the luxuriant forest of a brilliant season, Lost Sheep might stay lost. Straying into the barren pasture on which wander the goats of current entertainment, the frolicsome rumi nants presented by this venial charade afford sufficient amusement for an evening. 'Breasts of the Time THE theatrical season is no longer in his shirt sleeves. With the much postponed opening of Artists and Models at the Grand, he dons a coat of many colors to improve his autumn attire. The poor fellow is still in the predicament of the dude who re marked, "I have a suit for every day of the week. This is it." Moreover, he badly needs the silk hat of high comedy and a serviceable overcoat of sound drama. This first revue is an opulent affair, star-studded and bare as a babe. The lady who goes to the theatre with me remarked that there is less anatomy to be seen at Madame Janus' Reducing Factory. The proverbial fig leaf has been metamorphosed into cute little tri angles of court plaster. Two scenes ex ploit the almost altogether. Siren of Ceylon, a submarine ballet, creates with mirrors an amazing illusion of under water swimming. The grace of beauti ful bodies in aquatic motion should soothe the most stuffy prejudice. The Turk's Dream is fabric of more carnal weave. A stage-high Turk of papier mache rolls his eyes and sucks his hookah. On top of the ornamental smoke bowl a lady in a waistband con torts with Salome abandon; at the base two figures sit in powder-garbed immo bility. These extravaganzas, respec tively artistic and grotesque, have qual ity more alluring than other displays of diversified bosoms on parade during the evening. Phil Baker is easily the class of a large field of featured players. There is a clubby quality to Phil's work. He makes the audience feel that they arc a group of intimates gathered for a stag party. The ladies are in no way ex cluded, because today practically every party is conducted like a stag party. Alone on the stage with his accordion and the hard-boiled plant in the upper box, the fire and backfire of chatter has wit and freshness. From the story of the midget bootlegger who sat down in a bowl of alcohol and got a little be hind in his work to Aimee McPherson's new song, Breaking the T^ose to Mother, the patter is pat. Teamed with Ailecn Stanley, their seemingly unre hearsed banter suggests the cameraderie of two old and dear friends. Miss Stanley is the most effortless singer on the stage. Her comico-sentimental dit ties are cnxmed with a clarity of enuni- cation worthy of the best Gilbert and Sullivan songsters. Besides, she is an awfully nice looking person. A COMPARATIVE stranger to Chicago revues, James Barton ex hibits a variety of talents. He dances with rhythmic eccentricity, does a warmly applauded imitation of Cheva lier, and tops off the evening by some acting of real merit. The occasion is a Grand Guignol sort of thriller en titled Lime House, in which he portrays a sinister Chink married to a Cockney frail. The prima donna, Lillian Taize, is the leading lady of the macabre sketch, and a surprisingly adequate one. There is taut suspense and a smart twist to the act. The Taize girl resembles Norma Tal- madge and brings a smile of gracious persuasiveness to her task of singing the song hit, Believe It or Not, in front of a scries of extra blue black-outs. Two of these thumbnail dramas are clever. One is lifted from Peter Arno and shows the movie director introducing the two screen lovers to one another as they climb into bed. You remember. The other is the brief appearance of the most natural actor of the evening, the little negro of about five years who is introduced as "the shortest blackout." If that pickaninny has ever been on the stage before, he will grow up to be an other Robeson. But the odds are one hundred to one that he was hired the afternoon before the opening. Shaw and Lee, the dumb boys with the adhesive hands and pallid mugs, dis appoint in their first skit. It seems al most a carbon of their last season's ef fort. Later, when they find themselves marooned in a ladies' gymnasium, some novel roughhousc is introduced. Phil Baker is still asking the skinny member of the team how he would like to haunt a house. The most deceptive strong man in the dancing business is Mr. Wesely Pierce of the team of Pierce and Harris. Looking like a fragile flower in the garden of Terpsichore, he nonchalantly and with an expression of utter bore- [turn to page 39] TWECUICAGOAN 33 E veil, more than you expected and hoped for ... JVl.ost car owners expect great advances by Cadillac each year. You'll not be disappointed when you see the new Cadillacs and La Salles, which are now ready for inspection. You 11 realize more than ever that Cadillac and La Salle worth mounts as production is increased. All that Cadillac - La Salle engineers have derived from their many experiments — all that has come out of millions of miles of observed perform ance of V -8 engines all this rick fund of knowledge kas keen brought to kear on tke creation of tke new Cadillac and tke new La Salle. 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As the director of the International Group in Chicago, he shepherds some seven hundred foreign students through the maze of American civilization. All day and most evenings, he must be cither entertaining them or advising them on the complexities of the life into which they have stumbled in their de sire to become educated in American ways. He must know the whims, prejudices, taboos and the racial and religious antipathies of some sixty dif ferent nations or dependencies; not only \now them, but keep them from clash ing. At social gatherings of the foreign scholars he must be seeing to it that a Croat does not call a Greek a Turk, for there is nothing quite so disturbing to a Greek as to be mistaken for his heredi tary enemy. Likewise it makes the Persian want to spill tears — or blood — to be pointed out as a Turk. Turks, having been called everything for cen turies, don't care much what you say of them. Dickson's job is to blend all these alien, and often anciently hostile races, into one social organization which will be so happy that the Armenian will lie down with the Arab. Dickson must represent these strange visitors, all colors and hues, in their struggles — perhaps squabbles — with boardinghouse keepers, college professors, railroad con ductors, clothing salesmen, immigration authorities and, occasionally, with mar riage license clerks. He lives in readiness for any situa tion that may arise. FOR instance, a high-caste Hindu, whose blood is inherently as white as Lily Langtry's, may be ousted from a restaurant on the supposition that he Bruce Dickson is a negro. He is outraged and want;. to go right back to Bombay. Dickson visits the restaurateur, explains mat ters, brings the Hindu in to receive apologies and, before long, the dark Easterner with his mouth full of apple pie figures that America is not such a bad place after all. Or a Hungarian, hailing from Tran sylvania, may get wrothy when some well-meaning American refers to him as a Roumanian, and Dickson must square matters by informing the offen der that Hungarians from Transylvania don't like to be reminded that the Treaty of Versailles handed them over to their ancient enemies the Roumanians. ABOUT as dangerous a thing as can i happen is for an affable Armenian to step up to an Oriental at one of the Club sociables and ask him how his folks are getting on back in Japan this summer. As like as not the Yellow Man will draw himself up and glare at the questioner. Then it is that Dickson must be on hand to say, "Oh, Mr. Manganastrikan, you know Dr. Pcxi is not from Japan; he's from Korea." All of which may not mean much to Mr. Manganastrikan or you or me, but it means a lot to Dr. Poo, for of all the mean things that you can call a Korean, nothing is so bad as to say that he is a Japanese, and vice versa. Also a Chinese has his pride deeply hurt when some blundering idiot says to him, "Ah, you Japanese are a wonderful little people." And all of them, the Chinese, Koreans and Japanese, will have their feelings lacerated when mis taken for a Filipino. Incidentally, it is the Filipinos, alone, upon whom Dickson's genius for detect ing nationalities, may sometimes err. Our little brown brothers arc most dif ficult to place, at a glance. They may have a predominance of white, yellow or brown bhx>d; they may be Spanish, Chinese, Malay or Japanese in appear ance. Whereas one may pass for a Mexican, his first-cousin will qualify as a mandarin from Pekin. In the difficult task of distinguishing Japanese from Chinese, Dickson has a rare eye. The Japs are apt to be more elaborate in the manners and to have shorter legs and longer bodies than have their racial kinsman from the Asiatic mainland. It takes a diplomat indeed, also a man of unusual memory, to move through hundreds of persons from sixty different nationalities remembering names which to the average American ear are both unpronounceable and un- remembcrable. Aside from serving as a sort of dean for foreign students at the University of Chicago, Dickson must serve as pacifier and comforter to the parents of many of these students. The old folks, off in the native land, have seen American movies and learned from that mirror of life that young folks over here do nothing but drink gin and yell "Boop-boop-a-doop" at their elders from the windows of speed ing sport cars. Every few days Dick son must assure such parents that young Olaf, or Yusouff, or Mirasaki is not going to the dogs in a Chevrolet. ONE of Dickson's most effective methods of orienting these for eigners to American life is to arrange that they get to see the inside of the better Yankee homes. To this end he has interested many wealthy and cul tured (sometimes those terms are syn onymous) citizens to entertain the newcomers. The custom is rapidly growing since it usually proves most interesting to both parties. The stu dents are intellectuals, the majority be ing graduate students at the Midway, TmCWICAGOAN 35 and prove diverting conversationalists. Dickson, with Mrs. Dickson, has not only to organize the parties so that they will be as congenial as possible, but he has also to apprize the hostess of the dietetic eccentricities of her guests. For example, if a Hindu spurns tur key at a Thanksgiving dinner, his hos tess need take no offence. His religion does not permit him to eat anything that has been killed in the fashion which ended the gobbler's life. And if he gives the cold shoulder to the bis cuits, he is not indicating that he re gards them as too hard for his stomach to tackle; he is merely refraining from eating food prepared with lard. Dick son must advise the hostess before hand that she will cook with butter or oil something not derived from the impos sible swine, if she wants to see her Hindu guests eat heartily. Also he must whisper to her that the Moham medan doctor of laws will not be per mitted by his religion to have at the pork chops with any particular gusto. Nor is it wise, Dickson has found, to let a hostess prepare a huge dish of chop suey for a Chinese student. If he is fresh from Cathay he will not know what in thunder chop suey is and will naturally shrink from so formidable a sight. Religions, always the tenderest of subjects, must be understood clearly by the man who will handle the represent atives of a round dozen faiths. For in stance it will not please a Russian Catholic to rush him off hospitably to a Roman Catholic Church on Sunday. He is a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith, a very different matter to the initiated. Likewise the followers of Buddha, Shinto and Confucius cannot by any device be brought into the same religious service. Yet, through all this labyrinth of age-old difference — subjects of count less wars — Dickson threads his way with success. He was, by ancestry and marriage, fitted for the job. He comes of slow-spoken, cool-headed Tennessee mountain-stock, and Mrs. Dickson has entertained so many hundred foreign students in their home, won the confi dence of so many foreign girls, that she has learned the ins and outs of strange people fully as well as has her husband ; and in addition she, as a woman, sees social fine points that no man could ever see. She keeps a particular eye on the girl students, advising them as to what places they may properly visit in seeing Chicago's sights, how to buy clothing within their means and where to live. 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For full information a*k us for booklet — "Tour* Around and Arrant America" — iril/i list of suggested itineraries, or apply to any steamship or railroad agent. fa noma fac/f/c Cl^s* ALL NEW Jjnt! g T E A M~E~P S INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY 180 No. Michigan Avenue Chicago, 111. To perform such tasks without paternalism or officiousness obviously requires the greatest tact, for at the slightest sign that they are being "man aged" foreign youths, like young people nearer home, will bolt for the open. The directorship of such a group must be conducted in the most casual of manners, a technique which the Dick- sons have perfected to the point where they seem neither like chaperones or teachers, yet are both in truth. DICKSON learned his art by expe rience, developing it across a dec ade. As the son of hard-headed moun tain-folk, never a people to be easily stampeded, he is equal to the job of hearing countless troubles without los ing poise. He was graduated from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee and worked his way to a Master's de gree at the University of Arkansas, then to a similar degree in sociology at the University of Chicago. After wards, he was in the executive force of Chicago's Y. M. C. A. until sent by that organization out to the Midway to see what could be done to smoothc the path for foreign students. He began this duty in 1920, and in 1923 was made advisor to the group. Three years later he left the Y. M. C. A. en tirely and joined the university forces, and in 1926 started Sunday evening suppers for the foreign students in his home. Soon the attendance filled his house and the university invited him to transfer this affair to Ida Noycs Hall where to the call of free supper, talks from famous speakers and general sociability as many as 400 at a time- now gather. 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I .run than ten minutes from the 1 .oop by Surface, Bua or your own car. 1 nree blocks south of Lincoln Park and every shop ping convenience makes the Park Dearborn an iileal winter home. I H. lYi and 3 room and larger kitchen apartments with complete hotel acrviec, alao hotel rooms. Lxcjuisitely fur nished with the utmost of good taste ana (fuality by the ablest interior decorators. Beautiful modernc salon offering the cjuictudc and comfort you desire in a hotel lobby. Roof garden, drug store, barber shop, valet, beauty parlor, restaurant and commissary in build ing. I lotel rooms as low as $00.00 per month, kitchenette apart ments $80.00 and up. bedroom suites $ 1 25.00 and up. Special daily and weekly rates. 1 hese remarkable rental values make your early inspection im perative for immediate or October 1st occupancy. twelve Jixty Worth tDearbomyhrkwayatfoette Phone Whitehall 5620 TWECI4ICAG0AN 37 parties, organised tours of the city arc held weekly with lecturers accompany ing. ^ Dances are frequent and New- Year s and Christmas celebrations arc given, all religions sharing in the Chris tian holiday festivities. To consolidate further the work, Dickson holds cabinet meetings in which the students are allowed to de cide matters affecting them as a whole. One representative is allowed for each seven members in a single nationality. The Cabinet, in its turn, is split into committees, which serve as aides to Dickson in many matters. The diplo matic tasks, however, devolve mainly upon him. Many of the students, while quite able to read English, speak it indifferently when they arrive and thus confusion arises. They may have dif ficulty in finding food that they can eat, or beds that they can sleep in; they may not be able to locate class rooms; their American professors may talk too fast for them to understand. Many need work to finance their studies. All such problems Dickson must iron out. A pair of students may wish to marry, as for instance the recent union of a Bolivian man and a Danish girl, then there is counseling, indeed, for the couple may wish to be wed according to his national customs or hers— or per haps by plain American customs. Such questions Mrs. Dickson sees to, as women do. So extensive has the International Club become that a great clubhouse is being erected on the site of the old Del Prado Hotel at Blackstonc avenue and the Midway, and within another year the foreign students' affairs will be cen tered therein. The building is to be as complete as that now devoted to a like purpose in New York. By the time the new structure is completed, Dickson would— if there were intelligence in the world— be sit ting in the League of Nations council at Geneva, smoothing out the Monte- negrian delegate who is mad because the Swiss delegate has him two down in the matter of six-inch cruisers. To solve that problem would be easy for the man who teaches cultured Hindus to wear their turbans in public so that they will not be mistaken for Sene- gambians, and who shows coal-black Liberian Ph.D's how to get along in a nation which has incomprehensible prejudices against the pigments in a man's hide. The Fall Mode in Faces All the smart world is turning townward— turn- ing first to Helena Rubinstein. Beauty must be groomed to greet the Fall. Sallowness, tan, freckles and squint lines must go. Weatherbeaten faces must regain lost youth. And Helena Rubinstein has a genius for such things. For years she has specialized in the reaction of climates to complexions. Visit Helena Rubinstein's Salons for authentic counsel on the home care of your skin at this season... Even one instruction treatment will reveal to you new charms of skin and contour and will start you on the right road to beauty. Helena Rubinstein outlines below a Fall Schedule of Home Beauty Treatments for you. You may choose one preparation or a complete treatment according to your individual requirements. TREATMENT FOR THE FASTIDIOUS Cleanse with Water Lily Cleansing Cream. It contains youthifying essences of water lilies. 2.50, 4.oo Follow with Youthifying Tissue Cream, the perfect cream for dry, lined, ageing skin, crows'-feet and wrinkles. 2.00, 3.50 Tone with Valaze Extrait, amaz ing anti-wrinkle lotion. Lifts fa tigue from face and eyes. 2.50, 5.00 Brace relaxed, ageing contours with Georgine Lactee. Excellent for double chin and puffiness under the eyes. 3.00 THE QUICK BEAUTY TREATMENT Cleanse with Valaze Cleansing and Massage Cream. 1.25 Clear the skin of dullness, sal lowness, tan, freckles with Skin- Clearing Cream (Beautifying Skinfood). Brings new life, new youth to the skin. A beauty necessity to all skins. 1.00 Close pores and brace tissues with Valaze Skin Toning Lotion. 1 .25 CHIC ACCENTS FOR YOUR BEAUTY Water Lily Powder — clinging, flattering 1.50. Enchante, the powder masterpiece. 3.00 Valaze Rouges reproduce the glow of vibrant young beauty. Com pact or en Creme 1.00 to 5.00 Lipstick Enchante (indelible) is Fashion's favorite 3.50. Other Valaze indelible lipsticks 1.00 and upward. Persian Eye Black, the super - mascara which stays on. 1 .00, 1 .50 Valaze Eyelash Grower and Darkener 1.00 helena rubinstein 670 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago Telephone for Appointment, Whitehall 4241 PHILADELPHIA • NEWYORK • BOSTON • DETROIT MILAN • LONDON • PARIS • CANNES • TORONTO The beauty creations of Helena Rubinstein are obtain able at her own Sal ons and at the better shops. Qualified assist ants will help you select the most resultful preparations for your home beauty care. 38 TI4ECWICAG0AN WHEN WINTER COMES! e jei EGYPT and the MEDITERRANEAN . . . Aboard that famous liner . . . the Mauretania ... to Europe s glorious Inland Sea . . . the annual classic Mediterranean Cruise ... to Madeira, Gibraltar, Tangier, Algiers, Villefranche, Nice, Naples, the ineffable beauty of Capri and Amalfi. Cairo, Heliopolis . . . Lands where summer greets you in March. The Mauretania sails from New York February 21 . . . returns via Southampton. Rates: New York to Madeira, Gibraltar, Tangier, Algiers, Villefranche and Naples $275 up. New York to Athens, Haifa and Alexandria, $350 up. WEST INDIES ... To the West Indies on a Cunarder means much more than merely a "West Indies Cruise!" . . . superb luxury . . . suave transatlantic service . . . famous ships perfectly attuned to tropical voyaging . . . treat yourself to a valuable mid-winter "tuning-up" . . . slip, aboard one of these magnificent ships, into heart warming sunshine ... to Havana . . . Kingston, Nassau, Panama, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Santiago, Dermuda, Haiti! Beginning with the Thanksgiving Day cruise of the rranconia sailing on November 1 8, Cunard offers ten notable cruises varying in duration from 8 to 18 d&ys . . . with sailings until April 1 5. Rates from $1 1 0 up. Send {or descriptive literature to your local agent or 25 Broadway, New York CUNARD VOX PAUCI A Department of Minority Opinion Greetings: Postcards seem to arouse all the worst there is in me. 1 have spoiled two trying to be epi grammatic and failing even to be gram- matic. But what I started to write on them was. . . . Grumpy with Cyril Maude is good entertainment and a striking instance of what a talkie can do to a good play and a fine actor. The plot is stresse I so that he who stays may read even if he can only read words with one syl lable. Mr. Maude also stresses the Grumpy part and plays for laughs— and gets them. The latter fact aroused my suspicions. But it remains a fine characterization plus (or minus) sug gestions from the director. The Merivales by George Barr Me- Cutcheon is probably the last of the In telligible Fiction school. I have read the first hundred pages without re course to dictionary or disinfectant. It is wonderful how Mr. McCutcheon managed to express himself without re course to cruel and unusual words. Too bad to dig up a last year's book, but I am a bit of an archaeologist. Give my regards to Riq and tell him I still love him, which is a far different statement than "I love him still." The Chicagoan throws a bright beam into this village which is slightly dazed by California going Hollywood and nomi nating Rolph for governor, as seems to be the case of this writing.—/. V. H. (J. U. Higinbotham), Saratoga, Cali fornia. Marriage: Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Mencken! Who'd of thought it! Of course we always knew him to delight in doing or saying the unex pected, but this was no little surprise. Who'll cook the meals, I wonder?-— /. M. Town talk: Having been a Chicagoan all my life, I appreciate The Chicagoan especially since I've come to Memphis, down in Dixie, and in this way we can keep in touch with the world's best city. We could not miss a number. — Ruth "Wayne Oswald, Memphis, Tenn. he air show: It's over now and who would give a jit to see T another? But the greatest sport in years was to ride to the Curtiss- Reynolds field in a Sykorsky Am phibian, taking off from the South Park Commissioners' handy sample air port and flying high over beautiful Chi cago. It's not nearly as much fun to watch the other fellow fly as to do it yourself.-- E. W. M. 1/1 The covered wagon: The too, too evidently manufactured story, the unrufned placidity of the hero ine, her glycerine tears, her impos sible neatness on a rough march — all these have been outmoded by Greta Garbo's fine disdain of all such sac- carine tricks.— J. F. in Judge lyle: The judge seems to be doing his stuff despite the police force. But did you know that he was one of six judges who eulogized a six times indicted union business agent at a banquet given in the hitter's honor? — E. W. M. THE chicagoan : Would like more miscellany, more short articles by such writers as T. V. Smith and Riquarius Atwater, possibly even a few bits of fiction in the debonair Boul Mich manner, or the Maxwell-and- Halsted manner (who cares?), between your departments variously headed "The Stage," "Books," "Beauty" and so on. And why not, indeed? Why not get around town a little more — bring us the talk of the department store basement shopgirls, as well as descriptions of milady's latest back gammon habit; tell us how riveters swear at the noisy elevated trains while spinning their steel spider-webs, and, well—if you get the idea, it's a big town.— Wm. B. Higginbotham. fcSi Mae tinee: Chicago's greatest phenomenon, the Tribune's most noteworthy blunder. The four stars, verily, must be decided by drawing from the proverbial hat. No other explanation could possibly suffice. — Pkr{wicl{. LSI MUTUAL BURLESQUE: Ladies of the chorus, and what they do are important in Let's Co, the produc TWt CHICAGOAN 39 tion that raises the curtain for the season at the Empress. The principals, an experienced aggregation, have fair material to work with. Skits aren't new, but are given novel twists in presenta tion. Scenery and costumes g<xxl. Specialties by the principals bolster up the comedy. — /. C. M. in The chicagoan: Having read Dick Herrmann's comment in last issue, let me write below it a sincere Chec\!— R. L. W. THE STAGE [begin ON PAGE 30] dom handles Miss Harris as though she- were a pillow rather than a firmly con structed lassie of at least one hundred pounds. The Rath Brothers, two per spiring gymnasts of more obvious mus cularity, also contribute to the inferior ity complexes of the puny males in the audience. No longer need the out-of-town buyer leave the city disgruntled with his entertainment. Artists and Models should be a constructive force in the threatened business revival. zAmy Leslie THE past fortnight has witnessed the retirement from active duty of the most interesting personality in the field of dramatic criticism. At the age of seventy years when the average woman — or man, for that matter- seeks the comfort of the fireside, Amy Leslie brought her indefatigable energy, her keen intelligence and lovable per sonality into the colorful excitement of first-nights. Afterwards, while most of the world slept, she pounded out her critiques. Into her writings went a vast richness of experience, a flair for phrase and a lively wit. But greater than these qualities was her unfailing kind liness and helpful spirit, which, in an era of jaundiced captiousness, endeared her alike to stagcfolk and the reading public. The writer, a novice in the business of play reviewing, has not the advan tage of long association and the privil ege of close friendship with Amy Leslie to draw upon in writing of her at this time. He can only voice the hope of all inveterate first-nighters that she will still sit in her aisle seat in the second row and enjoy the show more, now that she has earned her well deserved relief from the onerous duty of reporting. Extremely wearable and becoming is this suit of jersey tweed with matching blouse of wool lace. Price $75.00. Copies of Marie Christiane's new stitched hat made to order in the same material. Franklin sweaters now sold in Franklin Shop exclusively. Q) NEW YORK - 16 East 53rd St. • PHILADELPHIA - 260 South 17th St. CHICAG0-132 East Delaware Place • PALM BEACH 40 TMECUICAGOAN ANNABELL CHUD Build your fall wardrobe over an Annabell Chud Foundation Corsette. See model on your own figure at PITTSFIELD PvOTUNDA (and our branch shops) 33 North Wabash Avenue Dearborn 5965 KATHARINE WALKER SMITH'S Shops in Evanston and Lake Forest Have delightful clothes for fall to show you. 704 Church Street 270 East Deerpath Second Floor SMART SHOP DIRECTORY Telephone State 5950 Foundations Suite 312 Six North Michigan file e«£ TV,/ 16 3 6 CHICAGO AVENUE ifeniinmr //cccssoi'tcs TELEPHONE GREENLEAr6666 EVANSTON ILLINOIS c/>*^Hats Custom Made Suite 201 Pittsfield Building „ tie11 220 Stewart fc\d£- SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Hats and Coats and Many Things By THE C HICAGO E NN E BY this time I must be running a temperature. Hats swarm to town, coats and fall suits blossom tantalizingly in the shops, new salons throw open their doors and have great big openings, and I get a few puny columns for a report that's supposed to cover all the important fashion news of the fortnight. Cover -my aunt! I've got enough notes for a two-volume thesis so there won't be any time for a sprightly introduction, and you'll just have to take my hand and plunge right into news, news, news, with practically no trimmings. We might start at hats, a fascinat ing subject in which we were so rudely interrupted by the limits of space in the last issue. There are gems all about town, delightfully dif ferent this year and worn with charm ing nonchalance — we went over all that two weeks ago so you should, by this time, know how to wear the dinky little caps that are such wisps in the hand and such triumphs on the head. Jacques has a particularly in teresting collection that demonstrates what the leading designers arc stress ing this year. Reboux has a sort of Oriental, sophisticated way with a toque in contrasting felt — black and golden brown — twisted about the head and ending in large floppy bows at each side in back, one in brown and one in black. This could be done in white and black or any other combi nation and would make a grand com plement for a "woman-of-thc-world" costume. Agnes devotes herself with especial joy to the casual knitted and wool tricot things and has a delight ful knit cap at Jacques which is pulled on, slanting cockily up to little wool flower perched on one side high on the forehead. She has also a very out-doorsy street hat in green felt with a cockade of feathers stuck in the brim Tyrolean fashion — this Swiss influence is pretty strong in a lot of things this year. One of the most triumphant tricornes of the season is Suzanne Talbot's very shallow crowned one which perches on the head lightly so that lots of curls can show all around and then flaunts a nose veil as further impudancc. Jacques has this and a Talbot bicome, as well as her saucy cap, something like a gob cap with the upturned brim slashed all around into little strips. Though this may sound frowsy it isn't at all -do see it. The beret, modified almost beyond recognition, is still in high favor as you will see in Jacques' black velvet from Susy White which she has banded in the lovely tur quoise; and in Goupy's felt beret banded high in cither a knit fabric or fur to give it a Russian flavor. The Russian touch is everywhere, as well as the Swiss my, but we are getting international no matters what Mrs. McCormick says about the League of Nations. AND then we skip over to Saks i and just about nestle down for the day. So many hats here they just fall over one another, but each one has distinction. There are im ports and many lovely hats of their own design. Saks, you know, inv ported a French designer who pro duces some lovely things of her own, among them a knitted wooly material in a sort of gypsy cap, tied at the side with two fringed ends hanging to the shoulder very different, for sports. Then there is a gorgeous green velvet cap from Florence Walton all shirred, banded in plain velvet with a tiny curled feather in copper tones on the side. These caps, tilted rakishly on the head arc sure to be among the most fetching things of the year. A delightful hat by Blanche et Simone is turned back in a sort of bicome effect and of a lovely unusual fabric to complement your black and white outfit, a black flecked in white like tiny snowflakcs. They have the very dashing Agnes hat that is lifted off the forehead by a band of white tied across, slightly Spanish and flattering; and Rose Descat's soft black antelope falling low on the sides and back and gathered off the forehead with an agraffe of black and white brilliants — a splendid afternoon hat; another Descat antelope with a narrow band of shirring across the top like a part in your hair; Mado's gray felt, slightly tricorne or bicorne (a bit TUE CHICAGOAN 41 dizzy by this time) with a strip of galyak across the turned-back brim; and stacks of others. I always felt that Saks specialized in extremely de bonair and youthful things and so they do, but I find that they also make a specialty of hats in large head- sizes and in the elegante manner for mature women. If you're over forty you will find some splendid things here, very fashionable and soignee but distinguished and suitable at the same time. (While the debutante salon has some of the gayest little things you ever saw at such mild and satisfying prices.) The coats I saw at Saks arc honestly thrilling. In the new monotone tweeds there are coats suitable for street and afternoon wear. A black one, quite long and very slender, has a silver fox collar applied like a scarf, high on one side and hanging long and free on the other, while a brief scarf of the material slides through a slot at the neck to make a high closing. The sleeves on this had in genious strips inserted to widen them slightly at the elbow, and I noticed that many of the new coats achieved this puffiness at the elbow in various ways to produce a slightly leg-of-mut ton effect. An exquisite Paquin coat introduced the new note of light fabric with dark fur in a beige coat tying with a shirred, sewed-in belt at the waist and with dark brown fox for collar, cuffs and about the wrapped over side. Then there was Patou's delectable black coat with an attached short jacket all of Persian lamb like an extra little hug-me-tight. The sleeves of the jacket come down to the elbow, the collar stands up straight like a little ruff, and all in all it's as quaintly Russian as can be. The sports coats are grand, too, in inter esting new tweeds and lines. One in red and black, the red latticed by wooly lines of black so that it looks like a light shining through black gauze, is collared in Persian lamb and belted (most of the sports things are belted) ; a gray and white tweed is cut in a magnificent long swinging line with a narrow black leather belt, and collar and cuffs of gray kid. These feather tweeds are as light as air but wonderfully warm and snug looking. IF it's coats you seek, we now have one of the masters in Revillon Freres new salon in the Palmolive DECORATIVE SUGGESTIONS at the NELSON SHOW ROOMS The Dra\e Crystal Tableware Occasional Tables Jade, Crystal and Pottery Lamps Exclusive Pieces of Furniture Interior Furnishings W. P. NELSON COMPANY Chicago Philadelphia New York Cleveland N. J. NELSON President Established 1856 Address Correspondence: 15 J- 159 W. Ohio Street, CHICAGO Telephones: Whitehall 5073-4-5-6-7-8 and the little tot has her Santce Apron Set too . . . not to be out-done by her smart, modern Mother, the future deb of the family, and perhaps its most important member . . . doesn't have to be given the blind-fold test t:> know what is and what is not . . . clever! . . . No more mussed up, dampish clothes, but instead a frenchy little apron, and petite Santec's ... the Santee's protect the sleeves. What? ... No sleeves . . . well, well she wears them anyway ... for she likes the way they look . . . and they do make her feel . . . grown up. . . . This is called the Santce La Petite set and it comes in two colors, pastel shades . . . rose trimmed in blue and blue trimmed in rose, in the blue checked box . . . size two years ... at $1.00 the set. Ask for them at the better stores, or write Santce Products, 180 N. Michigan, Chicago. 6 1 6-622 So. Michigan Jvenue Sixth Floor C^/ilCCldO Arcade Bldg. 0 Announcing the completion of our collection of French and original models for the Fall showings — - Continuing the "Alladay" frock to order from $85.00 to $135.00. Special Feature A collection of ready-to-wear in sizes 3 3 Yi to 42 especially de signed for the "hard to fit" woman; ranging in price from $75.00 to $100.00. ~N,ew Policy — no charge for the usual ready to wear alterations. 42 TMECNICAGOAN A DISTINGUISHED TENANCY including social and business leaders of this community, emphasizes the established high character of 3400 SHERIDAN ROAD Chicago's Finest Exclusive Apartment House, with its ideal location on the world's most notable boulevard. There are now available in this beautiful building a few apartments of 10 ROOMS 5 BATHS at unusually reasonable ren tals. Inspection can be arranged to suit your con- venience. Write or phone C. A. PFINGSTEN & CO. 1 1 South LaSalle Street Telephone Central 7490 California Products, Inc. 307 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago Building. They arc, of course, among the great fur designers of the world and at the opening this week you can see some wonderful things in smart and exquisite fur design. Besides these they now have a collection of fur-trimmed cloth coats that can read ily rank with their great fur achieve ments, all of them made by Revillon Freres and nut bought from some other manufacturers as a sideline. In the furs proper you'll find great chic and great fur workmanship. There is a slick Mack hroadtail wrap, extending just below the knees and collared in one black fox and one white, bell sleeves falling loose from the elbow and altogether lovely for afterncxMi or evening. Caraculs in black and in beige are sauvely fitted, some in collars of caracul, one with an unstanding collar of natural hlue fox which cither frames the face effec tively or falls in fascinating ripples when it is thrown hack. A decidedly Russian coat is a straightline gray Persian lamb with a band of the black lamb about the neck and straight down the front, like a Russian tunic. The cuffs of this are flaring and just touched with tiny incrustations of black lamb. One of the new things they are doing with broadtail is to make a long coat look like a suit hy working the fur line up across the hips and around in front like the short coat, and it's just as slender as any cloth suit. Though Revillon Freres do nothing freakish or faddish with precious furs they have a subtle suggestion of new lines in everything, even in the conservative mink. The mink I saw here is exquisitely fash ioned in straight line but slender with the hint of a flare at the sides. And you must not miss one of the most beautifully matched leopard coats you ever saw, the colors delicately blended, the coat slender and belted at the waist and flaring slightly, collars and cuffs of luxurious soft beaver. I saw two natural muskrat coats that would be splendid affairs for sports and street wear and should be the joy of college girls. Nutria makes another good- looking sports coat, and so docs Aus tralian oppossum and a gray Persian lamb. From these you can leap to the hip-length wraps of white ermine or to the long ermine wraps. They have the very sumptuous grande dame things and some more youthful ermine wraps that promise to be awfully dis tinctive. These arc knee-length or a little longer, straight line and almost tailored with the new narrow collar and straight sleeves. And if you in sist there is a gorgeous sable cape, one of the few finest in the country, hut let's on to the cloth coats. You must, before you do anything about a black cloth coat, see the Paquin adaptation here, slenderly graceful with diagonal seams to give a long slim line, collar and cuffs of Mack caracul and puffed sleeves. An other magnificent one is in brown with diamond incrustations of brown cara cul all down the front, and around the hem, producing a flippant little flare. This is honestly a coat that will make an IMPRESSION any where. The tweed sports coats here are terribly deceptive. They look like slim, light topcoats, very smoothly fitted at the waist and collared in a soft quality of raccoon and they feel very lightsome, but they are lined with fur and warm enough tor any blizzard BUT we have more hats. Mil' gnm's are quite excited about their fur hats and well they might be. These in black and white caracul com binations are stunning with the fur suits they are sponsoring or with any of the fur trimmed dresses and suits that promise to he in high favor this fall. They are soft as velvet in a slightly Russian effect and decidedly dashing. If you don't get an all-fur hat you'll simply have to have some fur on at least one hat. Milgrim's take care of that too. They have a smart felt trimmed Persian lamb, a Mack velvet heret gathered way back off the forehead and tied with a white galyak hand, and many other fur touches. Sally Milgnm introduces the new elegance note in other ways too m .i Mack felt heret modification with a tiny band cut across one side of the forehead. This the band not the forehead is scalloped and beaded in white and the same decoration is repeated in a circle of the white beads in back. Another dotted velvet has this diagonal forehead band of suede richly incrusted with gold and red strappings like some rare brocade— a really beautiful dash of color with your all-black costume. They also in troduce Agnes' colored velvet cap which some daring soul will use with an all black costume and steal the show. This is a combination of col ored velvets black, coral and a bluish TI4C CHICAGOAN tone — all dotted with tiny white beads and gathered in a little pouf at the sides. It is gay but not garish and should be gorgeous with a black after noon costume. The distinctive little shop of H. S. Frank in the Palmolivc Building al ways has some interesting hats and they do not fail us this time. They have a delightful Russian-like black and white galyak, a black velvet beret with white galyak band, an all-black galyak toque like a jaunty bell-boy's cap, an airy beret with strips of soleil applied to a tulle base, and a lot of other new ideas. Take a look. Rae Isaac in the Pittsfield Building has an other one of those small shops that do individual things like banding a black antelope beret with strips of Persian lamb to make you feel like an awfully smart Cossack, and the like. Miss Isaac also has an idea in the application of the tiny white galyak bows that are such an arresting feature on black hats. She makes the bows in sets, one for your hat and two for your pumps, and if that isn't fun I'm a whirling dervish. With not much strength left and few adjectives I took a final whirl at two important openings. The first was the appearance of Delman shoes at the Blackstone Shop. These, of course, are among the premier shoes of the country and wonderfully com fortable as well as beautifully de signed. One of the grandest street shoes these toes have trod in is their fall pump of suede and calfskin. The lines are stunning, it is cut low so that the instep is never sawed, and it clings gorgeously. This they show in black, brown, green, burgundy or any color you want and with either the covered or leather heel. Delman has a new process for making leather heels so that they are very lightweight as well as sturdy and smart and no longer need you walk as though you were plowing through a bed of tar. Suede seems to be one of the impor tant notes of the season, as is the re turn of satin for evenings. Their eve ning sandals here are delicate with kid strappings on crepe or satin and lovely combinations of fabrics so that when the sandal is colored for your costume the tones vary slightly and make an exquisite color harmony. In cidentally, they have a huge book with thousands of leathers and fabrics and colors to choose from so that you [turn to page 47] The Dawn The Season dawns . . . Resplendent Night thrusts back the spent advance of tarnished Day. Life quickens to Autumnal tempo — surges afresh over boulevard and cam pus. Time is suddenly precious — so much to do, to see, to hear — and selection becomes paramount: One cannot be everywhere, but one's CHICAGOAN can. Worthwhile theater, civilized cinema, the book important among fifty, the precisely proper place to dine in given mood and company . . . these ingre dients of graceful citizenship THE CHI CAGOAN brings in prompt fortnightly deliveries at three dollars the year. With time at its peak quotation, it is a little better to depend on the post man . . . CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois Sirs : I enclose three dollars for which please send me THE CHICAGOAN at the address given below. (Signature). (Address)... 44 TWtCWICAGOAN THE SENECA THE SMART RESIDENCE OF CHICAGO Seneca apartments have been Carefully planned and proportioned. Every thought and consideration Has been given to those particulars Which make a home of comfort . . . Luxury and happiness. Discrimination in selection of guests Has produced an atmosphere Of quiet dignity and refinement. The Seneca is distinctly established As the family residence of Chicago. TWO HUNDRED EAST CHESTNUT choice of the GO CHICAGO! What the Doctor Ordered By LUCIA LEWIS THE medics have been prescribing it for years. When one's nerves gave way, when a heart hrokc, when acute boredom struck, or if the patient suddenly came into money it was usually safe to recommend a "long sea voyage." Sometimes during the winter nearly everyone gets some sort of complaint physical, nervous, or a simple phobia to get away from it all. And those who don't get complaints frequently get Christmas checks, so we all have an excuse to toy with the idea of one of these exciting winter voyages. Right after the huhbub of Christmas and New Year is over the slump sets in and winter is twice winter when the holly and gaiety subside. Gray and languid days send you sneaking down for a Kxik at steamship windows and the next thing you know you arc trotting briskly up the gangplank with a malicious wave of the hand at growling friends on the pier. Those first few days at sea as you slip out of a Chicago and New York winter into southern waters, tossing off the winter coat the second day, shifting from the warm smoking room to the airy verandah cafe as the wind turns balmy, as flying fish flash out of the waves in the sun and tropic waters gleam phosphorescent in the moon, are always an amazing, a re juvenating experience no matter how many times you have done it. Whether you arc doing the Mediter ranean or starting around the world this first lap is the cocktail of the trip — it soothes all those jangled nerves, rests you after months of late hours and strenuous activity, and then gets you pleasantly stirred up and zestful about the days ahead of you. The days ahead may be anything you ch<x>se to make them. TIRED and nervous? The ship carries you to the sleepy, unwor- ried and unhurried Balearic Isles off Spain with their Moorish houses cradling lush gardens, the streets wind ing as they please up and down the hill sides and fragrant groves of almond, olive, fig and orange trees stretching wherever you look. In the cool white taverns you won't be disturbed for hours if you choose to sit and muse, or just sit and sip the delicate Muscadel. The cruises are dotted with restful stops. Taormina, ancient and lovely, where you hx>k up to Mount Aetna and down to the sea without moving from your chair; Bethlehem and Nazareth, quiet and sleepy and peace- inducing; an afternoon under the mel low ivory shadow of the Parthenon on Athens' Acropolis; idle days floating down the Nile in a luxurious dahabeah; tucked away in a corner of the Pacific rejoicing with the childlike natives of Bali in unspoiled beauty and simplicity. There is peace enough for all the world- weary who seek it on these trips. But if you don't need rest as much as you need change there is plenty of that. No one can stay bored very long in Algiers or Cairo or Calcutta. (Yes, they are going right ahead with plans for the usual Indian section of the world cruises. Most authorities say the Indian trouble is localized in certain spots and dying down so that matters will be adjusted by next spring. Re' sponsible travel companies take no chances and you may be assured that if they take you it is safe to journey up to Delhi and the Taj Mahal and all the other spots you want to do in India.) From Algiers you can venture far into the North African desert on the comfortable desert cars that glide over the sand from oasis to oasis introducing you to the grandeur of the African Versailles at Meknes, to the sacred mosque at Moulay Idriss, to the fresh beauty of the olive and mimosa blos soming at Blidah in the heart of desert country. Just try to stay bored among Biskra's whirling dervishes, camel cara' vans, dancing girls and all the wicked glamor of the desert. Cairo is just as colorful in its native life and bazaars and offers to Kx)t the awe-ful grandeur of its ancient ruins and the sparkle of the winter social season. The fashion able colony foregathers here and on Gezireh Island and such clothes, such balls and races you never saw this side of Cleopatra. January and February are the high spots of the year in India and that is when the world cruisers hit the country. Then the weather is cool and pleasant, the races are on, with every human race represented in the onlookers from colorful maharajahs and TWC CHICAGOAN 45 the exquisitely dressed Parsees to Britons and Europeans of every nation. OFTEN, of course, people arc bored just because they have too much of the social thing and need to be jolted out of themselves and their usual amuse ments. Such as they can trek through the jungle into the interior of Cam bodia where the stupendous Angkor Wat lay undiscovered for twelve cen turies; visit the court of the Sultan of Sulu at Zamboanga in the Philippines and watch the dances of the Moros; fly to Bagdad and Babylon and then go to the other extreme of transporta tion and cross the gorge of El Kan tar a on a native carrier's back; slide whoop ing down the hillsides of Funchal in the carrinhos'do-monte, and lift a flask to the noble experiment under the shadows of the bacchantes and satyrs on the ancient temple of Bacchus at Baalbek. Or, they may indulge in one of the newest cruises, the great African cruise which takes you to the dazzling cities of eastern South America and then to Capetown for one of the most exciting of all trips- into the intricate, varied and mysterious continent that is Africa, from the mines of Johannesburg to the glitter of Cairo. And need the spirit of mortal be heartsick when gondolas still float in Venice and cherry blossoms flutter in Japan, when Hawaii is filled with song and moonlit nights and flowers and birds blaze away in Ceylon? The ro mance is so thick you can cut it with a knife but you'll like it. If you yearn to spend the Christinas check and have a lot of fun while you are doing it there's nothing like shop ping around the world. On the east- yard cruises after you have safely hur dled Monte Carlo lie all the bazaars of the Orient. Rugs and leather and handwrought jewelry in Tunis or per fumes and jewels in Constantinople, every imaginable beauty that was ever wrought in Cairo, and so on around the world. Well -take your choice: World Cruises Canadian Pacific: Empress of Australia — Dec. 2-Apr. 19. Cunard and Thomas Cook : Franconia - Jan. 10-May 28 (Eastward from N. Y.) Cunard and Thomas Cook: Samaria — Dec. 3-Apr. 3 (Westward from N. Y.) Hamburg-American: Resolute Jan. 6-May 25. North German Lloyd and Raymond & Whitcomh: Columbus -Jan. 21-May 8. Red Star and American Express: Belgen- [turn to pace 50] HAMBURG -AMERICAN LINE CRUISES 4 round the JVorld on the RESOLUTE ¦QUEEN OF CRUISING STEAMSHIPS" A lifetime's experience in 140 days ! A vast and vivid panorama of the world's scenic wonders - a gorgeous paseant of different peoples, contrastins customs — on "The Voyage of Your Dreams." 33 strange lands — Egypt and. the Holy Land — Somaliland and a Tour Across India — Indo-China and Siam Angkor Wat and the Island of Bali— Ceylon, Java and Borneo— China, Japan and Hawaii. Drink in their mysterious beauty— gather their exquisite silks, carvings and curios. And all the time you are enjoying the luxury and cool comfort of the "Queen of Ouising Steamships." Kates, $2000 and up, include an extraordinary program of shore excursions. EAST WA R D FROM NEW YORK JANUARY 6, 1931 Visiting each counfry at the ideal season Mediterranean and Adriatic On the luxurious Here js Jhe Mediterrdnedn S.S.HAMBURG Cruise de Luxe for 1931. Never has there been any to equal it! Every country bordering the Mediterranean and Adriatic will be visited— 55 places, many never before included. It follows the seasons — outward along the Coast of Africa,- homeward along the European Coast. 70 days (New York to New York). The price, includins a sreat prosram of shore excursions, is $950 up, with return passage from Hamburg, Cherbourg or Southampton rK\Jtv\ by any ship of the Line up to Dec. 31, 1931. NEW YORK Alsoshort cruises in the Mediterranean by JAN. 31, 1931 S. S. Oceana, from European ports. irEH]£H05*!? West Indies Another season of those far-famed "Pleasure Pirate Pilgrimages," from New York: Special Christmas Cruises on the ever-popular S. S. RELIANCE and RESOLUTE, 16 days, $200 and up,- four other Winter the famous RELIANCE, 16 to 27 days, $200and$300andup. cruises on HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE 39 BROADWAY NEW YORK Branches in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, St Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Montreal. Toronto, Winnipeg. Regina, Edmonton, Vancouver, or local steamship agents. !*=/> 4<> TUt CHICAGOAN MUSIC Remains the Fashion Young Hopefuls who made merry at the Burning of Rome on the keyboard of the festive old upright, gave little thought of the time they would come here to buy their grand pianos MUSIC Festivals and Festivals By ROBERT POLL AK Thl Chicacoan is already issuing invitations for its 1931 Music Festival to be held next year in some month with an R in it, either at Cub's Park or at Soldier's Field — maybe both. Not to be outdone by any trumpery small-arms we are going to present Tschaikowsky's 1812 overture with a complete field battery from Fort Sheri dan. No toy brass cannons for us. The Anvil Chorus will be sung by a special Democratic Choir, accompanied by five hundred hand picked anvils. And that ain't all. During the Ride of the Val\yries, played by three sym phony orchestras, two bands, and Rudy Vallee's Connecticut Yankees, there will be a feature race between Gallant Fox and Kiki Cuyler. As a grand climax will come the last act of Carmen, with ten Carmens, fifteen Escamillos, twenty Don Joses and a thousand bulls. (Courtesy Swift and Co.) Watch for our series of special articles by James O'Donnell Pollak. Life in the Museum THERE is plenty of music in the air for the winter season. In fact the prospect seems more than usually exciting, largely because of the forth coming Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Festival in the James Simpson Theater at the Field Museum and the revival of Die Meistersinger at the Opera. The Coolidge Festival will be devoted exclusively to chamber music and will call on the services of Jacques Gordon and his longbowmen; the magnificently bearded Barrere, probably the finest flutist alive; and Harriet Cohen of London, a lady noted for fine concert work in the British Isles and some excel lent recordings of Bach's forty-eight. There are other significant names, t<xi, but my program has disappeared some where. The ensemble concerts begin on the night of October 12th and will continue through the 16th. A chamber group leads off with an evening of sweet Bach and bitter Hindemith. Later come new works of Frank Bridge and Arnold Bax, at bat for merrie England, and still later, a session de voted to Pizzetti and Malipiero. To ward the end of the schedule appears a Concertante from the pen of Fred erick Stock. This, like the majority of works to be presented, will be heard for the first time. The revival of Die Meistersinger is something to dream about. It should, by every rule in the book, crown the entire season. The prospective cast is superb. The Eva falls to Maria Rajdl, about whom many pleasant things are spoken. Kipnis should do a magnificent Pogner. Eye and ear witnesses tell me that Rudolf Bockelman is the best Sachs of the generation, and that Herr Nissen, his alternate, is almost as good. Habich carries on the traditions of Beckmesser to the delight of all good Wagnerians. Colcaire, a new tenor, will sing David, and Maison will sing Walter. Egon Pollak will conduct. The Opera management lists a Chi cago and a world premiere, Lorenzaccio by Ernest Moret and Hamilton For rest's Camille. It also intends to revive Tiefland. why, I can't imagine, The Jewels of the Madonna, Andrea Chenier and The Bartered Bride. The last named will set the principals a con siderable task, as it will be tough to beat that August production at Ravinia, the most brilliant spot in the Eckstein summer. Cjlume Over the Shoulder SPEAKING of Ravinia. It is rumoured that due either to this depressing depression or to the hoist ing of park admission prices, the turn stiles did not click as merrily as is their habit. Mr. Eckstein is not one to turn to the world for solace and comfort. But if he were he could do considerable pointing with pride as far as the Smctana opera is concerned. The Bar' tered Bride was a triumphant produc tion in every respect. Along with Marouf, The Sunken Bell, La Vide Breve, The Secrets of Suzanne, and The Love of Three Kings, it helped give the repertoire more body and vitality than it has ever had before. Anima Allegra has probably passed into the shades again. And let us hope that the truncated Huguenots will go with it. TWECWICAGOAN 47 SHOPS About Town [begin on face 40] can have any costume under the sun perfectly matched in your shoes. WE made a swift tour of Blum's new shop a few doors south of their old shop in the Congress and if you don't trot down to their open ing this week you are missing an Event. Aside from the array of clothes, which we'll cover in other issues, the shop itself is really a major addition to the Town. There is the new art gallery on the fifth floor which houses the Blum collection of precious pieces and antiques, and will have loan exhibits from time to time. The shop proper starts with the Ivory Salon on the third floor where the imports and costume dressmaking is handled. Here in luxurious large fit ting rooms are exquisite old chairs and commodes and rare bibelots to frame the lovely clothes that arc brought up for your delectation. One of the rare Savonnerie rugs of the world is inlaid into the large outer salon and in the Boudoir, where lin gerie and trousseaux are selected, you find precious jades and rare wares from China. The second floor is just as stunning in its rows of crystal chandeliers re flected in the huge mirrors at either end so that they glisten on and on into the distance as royally as at Ver sailles. This floor contains the ready- to-wear things and the new Debu tante salon which should be hurriedly whispered about town. In the deb section everything is happily priced so that even the meagre-allowanced may rush up and indulge in beauty and chic. The first floor has the im pressive recessed marble foyer which leads to the elevators, the separate rooms for hats, and "little nothings" ranging from purses and costume jewelry to perfume and hankies, the exquisite Jewel Case with the famous collection of antique jewels and pre cious jewelry, and the delightful chil dren's room with brightly colored parrakeets and monkeys prancing on the walls (decorations, not live ones) and heavenly layettes and children's clothes in the cases. There's the Fair Salon and — oh you must run over and see for yourself. Nelle Diamond, inc 650 UPPER MICHIGAN BOULEVARD at ERIE announces Their Formal Fall Opening, commencing Monday, September Fifteenth, and continuing thruout the wee\. At this time we will have on display both original models as well as copies of all the leading Parisian Couturiers including Patou, Worth, Chanel, Lelong, Jenny, Berthe, Molyneaux and Maggy Rouff. afr. You are cordially invited to attend ..4* »$,.. 650 Upper Michigan Boulevard - At Erie ' Chicago "AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION ^•'¦o&oeoon'nrnui "The Crossroads of a Nation" The logical meeting place of those who appreciate the super lative in foods . . . elegance in accommodations. The Drake Travel Bureau helps relieve you of travel detail. Rates begin at $5 per day. Permanent Suites at Special Discounts. THE DCAI\E HOTEL, CHICAGO Under Blackstone Management III 48 TME CHICAGOAN THE * HUB Henry C. Lytton & Sons State and Jackson, Chicago Kvanston Oak Park Gary Chauffeurs' SUITS Of Herringbone Worsted or Whipcord 50 Carefully tailored of lon.j wearing Gray Herringbone Worsteds and Gray or Blue Whipcords, these smartly styled Suits will greatly add to the appearance of your chauffeur and vour car. DRAMATIC LEAGUE OF CHICAGO SIX NEW PLAYS Nights: $15, $12, $9, $6 Matinees: $9, $7.50, $6 Subscription Open Daily 9:00 to 5:00, Princess Theater First Play: Oct. 6 "TOPAZE" — with — Frank Morgan Second Play: Nov. 3 DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY' with PHILIP MERIVALE BOOKS "Koadside Meetings' By SUSAN WII.BUF\ FORTUNATELY 1 am a good sleeper. Otherwise 1 should prob ably lie awake regretting my lost literary opportunities. The fact, for instance, that I was in London once and didn't see Swinburne. Past his favorite babytoes age, to be sure, but still in the age of innocence. If parent or guardian had only taken me to Putney Heath, no telling what might have hap pened some morning as he hastened past on his way to the tobacconist's. No like regrets, however, need ever send Hamlin Garland to veronal. Mr. Garland always got everywhere in plenty of time. To Boston in time for the Howell's school, in time even to hear James Russell Lowell mumble a lecture at the institute of the Lowells. To Chi cago in time for Stone and Kimball and the other high spots of our glorious nineties. To New York in time for everything that has happened since then. To Washington for such crumbs of literary happenings as sometimes transpire in our capitol. As for instance Theodore Roosevelt giving a lunch for him and Barrie. To England while Kipling and some of the other very largest British celebrities were still young enough to constitute themselves his honored hosts. He met all of them, and the meetings were always momentous. In fact if there were one fault with Mr. Gar land's Roadside Meetings — a just- published volume which specializes on the literary strands of which we have had glimpses in the Middle Border volumes — it would be just this tendency to discuss big things, things later incor porated in their published works, in stead of giving way to small human foibles, preferably scandalous. And if there were another, it would be that Mr. Garland writing in the first person remains so to speak, his own hero- and makes his hero's adventures into a novel. Incidentally, Roadside Meetings re minds us that we really have no right to claim Hamlin Garland as a Chi cagoan. He can, to be sure, write a chapter on Eugene Field, a volume wouldn't hold all he could say about Henry B. Fuller, and he can fling about the names of Chatfield-Taylor, Kirk- land, and Monroe with the best of us. But we are not his birthplace. We are not even the first big city that welcomed him when he started out from Dakota seeking his fortune. About all we are is the city where Mr. Garland found the girl he married. Say It With Carrots THE front page has been duly cele- brated by Messrs. Hecht and Mac- Arthur. The sports page and the movie column have been given their fourth dimension by Katherine Brush. Katharine Keith showed us the cartoon ist at work and at play Now Louis Bromfield in his first novel in two years gets to work and picks up the odds and ends: the society column, the theatrical notes, the murder extra, the assorted item: millionaire signs largest check that was ever written — with the steamship arrivals and departures by way of bonne bouche. In so doing he sets himself a number of handicaps. Instead of showing these things being written or set up in type he shows them happening . . . weaves the events and the characters together until the destiny of the night doorman, who may find a baby when he gets home, is one with that of the million aire spinster who once wanted to marry the millionaire bachelor who has taken off twenty pounds in two weeks by imagining a cancer. Makes the murder of the night club singer the crux of it. The resolution for the moment, of all the discords. Even the discord in the singer's own life since by careful psychological manipulation the author makes it appear that at least after the first, the singer herself didn't really mind being murdered. Furthermore he makes all these things happen in Twenty-Four Hours and then calls the b<x>k that. Structurally, the story is cleverly done, and it decidedly keeps you read ing. However, just to make sure, I asked another literary critc if he had ever noticed anything about Mr. Brom- tield's style. Whether, for instance, he always made elderly members of first families make the specific mistakes in grammar and diction against which their particular generation of Four Hundred would have been immunized in babyhood. Whether his own sen tences sometimes sounded as though TI4CCWICAG0AN 49 parts of them had been put in with carrots, or however you spell it, and as though the carrots had invariably slipped in between the wrong words. He said: no: that he had always been in such a hurry to find out what Mr. Bromfield was up to. "The Dance of Youth" HERMANN SUDERMANN died in 1928. Having himself shocked the world in the I890's, he graciously lived on to let the world shock him in the 1920's. Even Suder- mann, however, can't tell us much that we don't already know about young Germany on the loose. Nonetheless in The Dance of Youth (B(X)k League choice for September) he does manage to do one thing that's new. New enough to make the sagacious reader's eyes fairly pop. For first he builds up most realistically every detail of the family life of the Ludickes in their Charlottenburg confectioner's shop : Gudrun, twenty-two, who lives by giv ing singing lessons but sees life by means of a shrewd system of pick-ups; Herbert, the half brother, who chaf- feurs for a living, and gigolos as a sop to his taste for genteel night clubs; and Stumpy, aged sixteen, a little romantic, who is seduced by a dentist, honorably proposed to by an Argentine million aire, and who nonetheless remains faith ful throughout to her Fritz. Fritz being himself a romanticist. Yes, be lieve it or not. Sudermann has used a realistic picture of young Berlin as the soil in which to plant a happy ending. The complete sort of happy ending that he himself would have been among the first to deny his readers, or listeners, back in the nineties. "Angel Pavement" SOME years ago Hugh Walpole wrote a book wherein an angelic character descended upon an English cathedral town and for a moment trans formed it. Now comes J. B. Priestley's Angel Pavement to prove that a rogue can turn the trick equally well, at least in a musty London office, and provided he is sufficiently thoroughgoing. Mr. Golspie, newly arrived from Baltic regions, enters the office of Twigg and Dersingham, and one by one the force comes to life, from the elderly cashier to the dusty clerk and the high-hat typist. Ultimately he leaves the firm on considerably higher rocks than those for which it was originally headed, but r. II'-, spirit of Russia in vades tne realm of frocks and coats. I lie pale blue Russian tunic frock of $<>la cordenet dotted crepe is worn over a $old dotted black crepe skirt. Spar kling glass buttons add a new noleofcnic. 1 lie price — $135.00. Persian lamn fitting snugly about tne neck in tne Russian manner forms tne swagger cape collarof this black \ elpena coat. A Lelong copy at $2Q5.00. Both models illustrated in \ ogue. I lie nat is a I lermase model in soft soleil.C opied nyMcAvov at — $30.00. ivic Avoir 615 North Michigan Avenue Spending a fortnight or more away from Town? Notify The Chicagoan, as indicated below, and each fortnight will be topped off with a resume of the impor tant events detailed by staff observers steadfast to the duty of reporting a city that slows not nor slumbers. (Name) (New address) (Old address) (Date of change) 50 TUE CHICAGOAN 20 EAST DELAWARE • 2-3 Rooms #90 - #200 Aware that competition demands extra effort we have decided to enhance the value of our apart ments by giving more, rather than by reducing prices. ^SJTfr Exclusive *2 Lfil £J European r JSf Bk*37 Restaurant Enjoy our Ex cellent Russian European Cui sine under per sonal direction of Chef T. Karakoz. During dinner hours concert String Trio conducted by Mr. A. Aster. Luncheon 75c Afternoon Tea and Bridge Private Rooms by arrangement Dinner #1.50 Reservation Phone: Lakeview 10554 Under the personal direction of Col. W. W. Yaschenko and K. P. Sankarjevsky Maisonette Russe, 2800 Sheridan Rd. Open from J^oon till Midnight HOLLYWOOD'S FAVORITK DOG The Schnauzer COMPANIONABLE — DIC.MMMl EXCLUSIVE Puppies and Grown Do^m COVERED WAGON KENNELS Naperville, 111. „,., j RAN o»«»i CHICAGO TELEPHONES j s, P -v>0 somehow you feel as though he had improved everybody's scrambling pow ers enough to make up the difference. And there is this advantage: that in stead of being martyred as Harmer John was, Mr. Golspie merely packs his bag and his beautiful daughter and sails away to conquests new. Like The Good Companions, Angel Pavement has a strong pleasure-giving quality. The characterizations forget nothing, from a person's speech peculi arities to the relative size of legs and torso — or mustache, as the case may be. The leisurely meanderings around Lon don will amount even for the most pre cocious reader to at least a five years' residence. All to the accompaniment of a shrewd, often quite killing com mentary upon things in general and some things in particular. Let the pros pective reader be warned, however, to look out for the tempo, which is infinitely more leisured than that to which we Chicagoans are accustomed to snatch an evening's amusement. GO CHICAGO [begin on page 44] land- -Dec. 1 ?-Apr. 28 (Westward from N. Y.) Independent cruises around the world for individuals or small parties arranged by Dollar Line, N. Y. K. Line, Canadian Pacific, North German Lloyd, Cunard. The travel bureaux handle these for any date. Mediterranean Cruises Canadian Pacific: Empress of France Feb. 3-Apr. 17. Cunard and Frank Tourist Bureau: Jan 27-Apr. 3 -Scythia. Cunard and Raymond fir" Whitcomb: Carinthia — Jan. 31 -Apr. 11. French Line: France -1st cruise Jan. 10- Feb. 9. 2nd cruise— Feb. 14-Mar. 16. 3rd cruise — Mar. 20-Apr. 6. (The French Line cruises concentrate on the coasts of France, Spain and Italy and French Africa, and do not cover the eastern Mediterranean.) Hamburg-American: Hamburg Jan. 31- Apr. 11. Holland-America and American Express: Rotterdam — Feb. 5-Apr. 18. White Star and Thomas Cook : Homeric Jan. 24-March 31. White Star and Thomas Cook: M. V. Brittanic — 1st cruise, Jan. 8-Fcb. 23. 2nd cruise, Feb. 26-Apr. 8. White Star and Thomas Cook: Adriatic — 1st cruise — Jan. 17-Mar. 4 2nd cruise — Mar. 8-Apr. 17. African Cruise Cunard and American Express Tramyl- vania -Jan. 17-Apr. 24. PEGGY BACON ETCHINGS which render mortal men and women as grotesque masses of the ridiculous; fine etchings, too, because they are vital with humour and insight. There is one particular etching, of a laundry, in which are seen standing a white woman and a negress. The feet of the black woman are so extraordinarily negro that one is amazed at the artist's perception. Cats and children, fat women, red nosed men in all the usually unobserved but nevertheless absurd human positions. These etchings may be accused of humour, but it is the sort that strikes at the ego. A gross minded individual might easily resent them, which, how ever, is unlikely, because such a person is rarely sensitive to satirical reproof. Peggy Bacon must be one of those delightful persons who never misses a cat fight, be it human or feline. She must have a particularly acute eye for decorative melodrama. Another etch ing deals with the "art class." A nude m(xlel sits for a dozen students of varying ages. An elderly spinster, pencil in her mouth, head aslant and eyes asquint, pursues her ideal of "perspective" and thus arc others, men Your complete wardrobe pur chased for cash by Tne &P Itt Mn. /.. B. Wilson, Prop. HIH N. Clnrk Si. Telephone Llnrol.i 66TI Smart Riding Apparel For ladies and gentlemen, tailored to measure. Correct, (mart styles at attractive prices. Riding Boots Of finest English make in a wide selection of correct styles snd leathers. Attractive catalog of Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phone request. Associated Military Stores 14 W. JaekMin Blvd. Harrison 8708 Chicago TWE CHICAGOAN 51 and youths; all a-struggle with "art and beauty!" There is also a lithograph of a con scious cat, determining the lay of the land before devouring a fish which lies before her irritated nose. Great in dividuality and Peggy Bacon are syn- onamous. Only one critical word is offered: Sometimes she crowds her etching area. Almost tot) many good figures. Her lithographs prove this is not a rule, for they are excellently di rect in manner. HERMAN TRUNK A GENTLEMAN from Woodstock (that fevered refuge of the art ists) has produced a number of water- colour paintings. They are well enough above the casual thing to deserve at tention. In the first instance, the col our is charming. Brilliant madder and cobalt blues and quaintly tinted (that's the word) mountain backgrounds. The decorative value of these paintings is extreme; any wise person who is for tunate enough to prefer good music to jazz, would like them. Good things in this world should not be neglected, though of course they are, rather completely. — PHILIP NESBITT. THE CINEMA [begin on pack 27] doesn't describe it very clearly, but Anybody's Woman is all right. MAYBE I'm wrong — it's happened — but I laugh at Moran and Mack and I laughed at them in Any body's War. Further than that, every one else in the Roosevelt laughed with me. Which makes me wonder why so many people have told me this picture is so bad. I'll not debate its merits on your time, possibly it hasn't any, but it's at least twice as funny as Behind DINE and DANCE amid colorful surroundings in the TERRACE GARDEN of the MORRISON HOTEL Corner Madison and Clark Sts. Delightful menus • — enticing music — daily at noon luncheon, dinner and after-theatre supper NO COVER CHARGE NOW PLAYING at the new PUNCH and JUDY ™™ D. W. Griffith's Fj£dAu£e ABRAHAM LINCOLN with WALTER HUSTON and Una Merkel Greater Than "The Birth of a Nation" 2:30 — Two Performances Daily — 8:30 SATURDAY — SUNDAY — 2:30 — 6:00 — 8:30 ALL SEATS RESERVED Telephone Harrison 6800 the Front and that's funny enough for me. I think you'll like it. The Call of the Flesh, wherein Ramon Novarro sings more and better than usual, is quite entertaining but somehow fifth among the attractions covered in this report. Just not big. Dixiana contains a lot of good indi vidual bits scrambled hopelessly in a plot that rambles to nowhere and is all evening getting there. Eyes of the World is just awful. 52 TUE CHICAGOAN Hello! Mr. Winchell! Things You Never Knew Till Now — (Oh, you did? Did you?) — That the season of dark houses is over and new electric light bulbs are already glowing; That there are four shows running and more scheduled to open this month; That there will be many other Elysian (happy to you) first nights to come; That Squire Boyden will review them all in this magazine; That you'll middle^aisle it to your seats down in front if you use the coupon below; That you and the little helpmeet will never pffft if you make a habit of using that same coupon. 1. Application must be received by Thk Chicagoan not less than seven days in advance of per formance for which tickets are desired. 2. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in cor- rect amount payable to Thi Chicagoan [See page 2 for prices.] 3. Application must be in writing ; telephone orders cannot be ac cepted. Upon receipt of application Thi Chicagoan will effect reservation of seats and mail to applicant cer tificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theatre box once 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 Tn Chicagoan'* supply of tickets for specified performance is before receipt of application. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service XWICAGOAN 407_8o. Dearborn Street Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) _ __ _ _ _... (Number of seats) — „_ „ „.... (Date) (Second choice of date) (Name) — - ~ - — _. (Address). _ ~ (Tel. No.) _ - (Enclosed) $.. Town Talk [PROIN ON PAGE 21] prising drug stores. Joe's inebriated patrons are now carried out to the curb. There is no extra charge. — L'Inconnu. ft *sfnd — YOUR Town Talker was profes' sionally interested to learn via a Tribune item in which the top of one "h" happily failed to print, that "Edgar F. Wyer saunters through Nantucket's cobbled streets each day, ringing a brass ball, blowing a copper horn, and snouting assorted excerpts from the day's news". . . . Less snooty a gossip than our Nantucket colleague, we have so far resisted the temptation, when walking under the new gray paint of the Elevated on Wabash avenue, of calling public attention to this Moon- light on the Wabash effect. . . . Britons over here for a recent athletic meet were taken back to see persons of the rank of Rockne or Stagg at a speaker's table. To the English eye the highest priced of athletic help are not Mis- ters. . . . What do these boys who go hatless do when it rains? We have seen many a hatless gent and many a rainstorm, but never the one during the other. Do they pop into a drugstore and consume double chocolate marshmallow sundaes for three days, when it rains that long, or what? . . . Robert Packard is publishing Jeanne DeLamarter's nice book of poems, Colored Sails, many of which first dawned in Riq's column (adv.). . . • Walter Schmidt, quondam Chicago comic artist, is doing so well in New York he has taken over a modernistic apartment with angular furniture, if that's doing well. . . . Now there's a Jewish Book of the Month club. . . . As for that Tone Control idea, poet Rouge Miquel affirms he is "brilliant" when lit up. ... A statistician finds L billboards much less defaced by pen cilled mustaches since Liberty started that contest. . . . The Macaulay who in the last Chicagoan's editorial page alluded to our "erudition" doubtless meant that we are the Erudite Vallee of column' ists. . . . 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