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I he spirited romanticism of the mode is captured luxuriously in the furs that are available in our new, third floor Fur Salon. Included in our superlative coU lections are furs t>y Jaeckel, obtainaole, in Chicago, At the Blackstone Shop only. SirAMLIE^ K4DRSHAK Blackstone Shop 669 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE 2 TUECUICAGOAN THEATER zJlCusical ?ARTISTS AND MODELS — Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Nudes, black-outs, gags and Phil Baker, Aileen Stanley. James Barton, Shaw and Lee. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Evenings, $4.40. Wednesday mat., $3.00. +THREE LITTLE GIRLS -Great North ern, 26 W. Jackson. Central 8240. Vien nese operetta with lots of music and nice comedy. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Eve nings, $3.85, Wednesday mat.. $2.50. Saturday mat., $3.00. Reviewed in this issue. Drama ?THE HOUSE OF FEAR -Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Mystery comedy having features of most of the thrillers you've seen, with Cecil Spooner. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. ?SEX— Garrick, 64 W. Randolph. Cen tral 8240. Big, rough Mae West follows the British fleet and vice versa. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wed nesday mat., $2.00. Saturday mat., $2.50. MLOST SHEEP— Adelphi. 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. English farce with a unique situation and a happy love story. Cecelia Loftus heads the ca«t. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Thurs day mat., $2.00. Saturday mat., $2.50. ¦KTOUNG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Dorothy Appleby and Raymon Guion in another comedy of modern youth. Curtain. 8:30 and 2:30 Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. To be reviewed. +DISHOHORED LADT -Harris. 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Melodrama with Katharine Cornell paying no atten tion to several social codes. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wed nesday and Saturday matinees, $2.5;). To be reviewed. ?TOPAZE— Princess. 319 S. Clark. Cen tral 8240. First of the Dramatic League plays wherein a school teacher enters the business world. Frank Morgan in the leading role. Curtain. 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. Also by subscription. To be reviewed. MTHE FIREBRAND— Goodman Memorial. Lakefront at Monroe. Central 4030. Ed win Justus Mayer's romantic comedy based on the life of Benvenuto Cellini. Opening Oct. 14, for tour weeks. Cur tain 8:15. Friday matinee and special first Thursday matinee, $2.00. Special subscription rates, $12 and $10. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS- MUSEUM, by Alfred Dutch... Cover design Current Entertainment Page 2 Gastronomic Guide 4 Editorial 9 Who Killed the Theater and Why— A Symposium II The Spirit of the Service Club, by Philip Hesbxtt 12-13 Pilot's Pilot, by Victor Haveman 14 Metropolitan Impressions, by Jeanne Judson 15 In Quotes 17 Secret, by Donald Plant 18 Distinguished Chicagoans, by /. H. E. Clar^ 19 Sport Dial 20 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 21 Young Sinners, by Hat Karson 22 Africa Speaks, by Sandor 23 Yes and No, by Durham N Plarr 27 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 28 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver... 32 Vox Pauci 34 Music, by Robert Pollal{ 36 Books, by Susan Wilbur 38 Shops About Town, by The Chi- cagoenne 40 Go Chicago, by Lucta Leu'is 42 Beauty, by Mania Vaughn 44 This Gas Age. by Charles C Surar- ni ge n 46 THE CHICACOAN'S Theater Ticket Servicr 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 pajrr 48. ?STRIKE UP THE BAND Sclwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Musical comedy satire on war with Clark and Me Cullough. Music by Gershwin. Cur- tain. 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $4.40. Matinees, $3.00. To be reviewed. THE APPLE CART Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. The Theatre Guild presents Shaw's new play about Democracy with Tom Powers and Violet Kcmblc Cooper. Curtain, 8:30. Eve nings, $3.00. Also by subscription. ?ITS A WISE CHILD -Erlanger. 178 N. Clark. State 2460. Entertaining com edy of small-town life. Curtain time and prices will be made known later. Open ing October 13. ?CIVIC SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY— Civic Theater. Wacker Drive at Wash ington Franklin 5440. Fritz Leiber and his players present eight of the Bard's plays from Oct. 27 to Dec. 20. Evenings and Saturday mat., $2.50. Wednesday mat.. $2.00. Also by sub scription. BLUE BIRD Selwyn. 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. First of the Junior League's plays for children. Might drop in with the family. Ticket prices, $1.50, $1.00. $0.50. Also by coupon books. Saturday mornings at 10:30. CINEMA ? PUNCH AND JVin Van Buren at Michigan D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln in perfect exhibition, thrice daily. Mat. 2:30 and 6:30. at $1.50. Eve., 8:30 at $2.50. WOODS Randolph at Dearborn— Africa Spralrv with ideal program support, in continuous exhibition. UHITED ARTISTS Randolph at Dear born Best Balaban and Kats picture programs and the best chairs in Town, usually occupied by the best people. Con tinuous. ROOSEVELT State at Randolph— Sec ond best Balaban and Kats picture pro grams, McVICKERS Midison oil State -Third best Balaban and Katz picture programs. MUSIC CHICAGO STMPHONT ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall. 216 S. Michigan. Regular subscription program, Friday af ternoon. Saturday evening. Twelve Tuesday afternoon concerts, two series of Young People's concerts and the Popular concerts on second and fourth Thursday evenings. The fortieth sea son. Frederick Stock, conductor. Call Harrison O3o3 for program information. [con unci i> on page eour] Xhe Chicagoan — Martin J. (Jlicley, I'ibi.isiii r and Lditor; W. K Wi.avir. Manac;in<; Kditor; published fortniKlitly l>y the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., ChtcaKO. 111. New York Office: 56; Fifth Ave Los Allele* Other: O.O.i North CiihurniiH St. Pacific Coast Office: Simpson-Reilly, Union Oil IHiildinu. Los Angeles; Russ Huilding, San l;ranci»co. Spl>». riptmn $.».'") annually ; .im-lr copy I se. Vol. X, No. 2.— Oct 11 1930 Copyright l'».M. Filtered a- second cla - matter March -\'\ !"J7, at the l'o<t Oilier at ('Iikhko, III. under the act of March 3, 1879. TUEO4ICAG0AN [ or October days . . . ~\\\Z^\/liiSrim SUITS Meticulous in their expres sion of Fashions exacting demands, with pronounced and charming style effects which dre found only in the originations of "America's Foremost Fashion Creator" milJQWM NEW YORK MIAMI BEACH DETROIT ^-9 CLEVELAND 600 Michigan Boulevard, South Chicago 4 TMQCUICAGOAN CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA— Opening on October 27 for its 20th year and its 2nd in the new Opera House with Ernest Moret's Lorenzaccio, a French work and one of the season's novelties. Vanni- Marcoux in the title role. The season will last thirteen weeks. CONCERTS— Fritz Kreisler, violinist, reci tal, Orchestra Hall, Oct. 12, at 3:30. Michitaro Ongawa and Mme. Ongawa, Japanese poetry, songs, music, plays; re cital, Civic Theater, Oct. 12, 3:00. Mile. Yvonne Gall, soprano, recital, Studebaker Theater, Oct. 12, 3:00. Geraldine Far rar, lyric soprano, recital, Orchestra Hall. Oct. 19, 3:00. Carl Friedberg, pianist, recital, Studebaker Theater, Oct. 19, 3:30. Mme. Vera Mirova, interpretive dancer, recital, The Playhouse, Oct. 19, 3:30. Lener String Quartet, Jeno Lener, leader, recital, Studebaker Theater, Oct. 26, 3:30. La Argentina, dancer, recital. Orchestra Hall, Tuesday evening, Oct. 28. LECTURES ART INSTITUTE— Series offered by Uni versity College of The University of Chi cago at The Art Institute, Fullerton Hall : Contemporary Drama, by Davis Ed wards, Department of Public Speaking, in a series of five lecture-recitals. Tues days, beginning October 7, 6:45 to 7:45. •The l^ew Cadres of Soviet Russia, by Samuel Northrup Harper, Department of History, in a series of six lectures. Fri days, beginning October 10, 6:45 to 7:45. Course ticket or single admission. FIELD MUSEUM— In the James Simpson Theater of the Field Museum, Pictur esque Japan, by Horace E. Coleman, Oc tober 4. Primitive Tribes of Angola, Portuguese West Africa, by Wilfred D. Hambly, Assistant Curator of African Ethnology. Admission free. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — La ter MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harri son 1060. Notable cuisine, alert service and surroundings that match. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's. PICCADIILT— 410 S. Michigan. Harri son 1975. Happy offerings of fine cook ing and the often-mentioned view of the lake. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Well served dishes that tempt in the hour of need of food. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan, Wabash 1088. Critical tastes of the patrons give unneeded stimulus to the chef. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Savory Rus sian-European dishes and exclusive at mosphere. HEHRICI'S — 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. Culinary offerings of the best with coffee and lack of music the fea tures. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE- 632 N. Clark. Delaware 4144. As noble a selection of marine dishes as you'll find anywhere. HARDING'S COLOHLAL ROOM 21 S Wabash. State 0841. For luncheon tea or dinner — just wonderful food. RED STAR LNN--1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. For these thirty years the center of German cooking and good cheer. L'AIGLON 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. Splendid New Orleans-Parisian foods prepared by an inspired chef. JULIEH'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Mamma Julicn's smile is broad and bounteous and so is the table. Better 'phone. NINE HUNDRED 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. Servicing that makes you feel at home in the world of cake and conversation. JACSiUE'S- 540 Briar Place and 180 E. Delaware. Two intriguing dining rooms where the sweet amenities of French cuisine prevail. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. A scarcity of good restaurants in the neighborhood, but Eitel's is there. CASA DE ALEX -58 E. Delaware Superior 9697. Castilian catering and the romantic atmosphere of Old Spain, too. ROCOCO HOUSE -161 E. Ohio. Dc'a- ware 1242. Swedish service and food stuffs — you'll leave well-fed and content. KAUS— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028 German menu especially satisfactory to the hearty eater. RICKETTS -2727 N. Clark. Divcrsey 8922. Here you may stifle the life of the party with big steaks in the small hours. HUTLERS 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. Throngs pass these hospitable portals and many enter. LE PETIT GOURMET 615 N. Michi gan. Superior 1184. Exclusive for luncheon, tea or dinner. Alert service and fine cuisine. VASSAR HOUSE Diana Court. 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Luncheon. tea, dinner and even breakfast in Hola- bird and Root's most modern manner. Especially if your weakness is steak. -Morning — Noon — Nigh t BLACKSTONE HOTEL -656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Traditional serv ice, distinctive cuisine--a la carte. Mar- graff directs the Blackstone String Quin tette. Otto Staack greets. STEVEHS HOTEL 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. One of the largest, but a bright spot. Cope Harvey and his or- chestra in the main dining room. Din ners, $2.00 and $3.00. In the Colches ter Grill dinner. $1.50, luncheon, 85 cents and music. PALMER HOUSE State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. In the Empire Room the Palmer House orchestra satisfies de sires for melodies. Dinner, $2.50. Mutachlcr will arrange. Victorian Room, dinner, $2 00. Gartmann attends. Chicago Room, dinner $1.50, Horrman arranges. DRAKE HOTEL Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200 One of the superlative spots. And his orchestra and the Drake menu. Peter Ferris servicing a la carte, ('over charge during the week. $1.25. Saturday. $2.50. Italian room table d'hote dinner. $2.00. HOTEL LA SALLE LaSallc at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Harc and his orchestra, perennial favorites of the Town, offer sweet melodies in the Blue Fountain Room from six-thirty till one. Dinner. $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. SENECA HOTEL— 2<>o E Chestnut. Su perior 2380. The unpretentious but smart Cafe provides alert service and a tempt ing a la carte menu tabic d'hote din ner. $1.50. CONGRESS HOTEL Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Tom Gerun and his California™ in the Pompciian Room and later in the Balloon Room. A la carte service and no cover charge. In the Louis XVI Room— Joska de Babary. Dinner. $2.50, no cover charge. HOTEL SHERMAN -Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. The College Inn with new lighting, color and design. Ben Ber- nic and his orchestra. Maurie Sherman for tea dancing. Gene Fosdick at the Bay Tabcrin Saturday evenings. SHORELAHD HOTEL - 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The inimi table Shorcland menu and service with musical accompaniment. Dinner, $2.00. In the Coffee Shop. $1.25 and $1.00. HREVOORT HOTEL -120 W. Madison. Franklin 2326. A menu of sturdy American dishes. Sandrock is head- waiter. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lakcshore Drive. Superior 8500. Not able service and cuisine. Dinner, $2.50 and no dancing. Langsdor oversees. EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL— 5300 North at the Lake. Longbeach 6000. A happy rendezvous with Phil Spitalny and his orchestra. Cover charge during the week. 50 cents. Saturday, $1.00. Din ners. $2.00 and $2.50. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL -161 E. Wal ton Place. Superior 4264. The Orien tal Room. Silver Room and Town Club, especially for private parties. Dinners in the main dining room and Coffee Shop. $1.25. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL 1616 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Memorable menu and service. Music, too, and danc ing Thursdays. Dinners in the main [C0NTINI!|'.I> ON PACT. TMIRTY-ONE] TUECWICAGOAN \JJirectoire QJalo n Blunts - Vopue New Sportswear for the fashionable Oports events ol An tn mn, now ready in trie -J iredoire GJalc 630 Soutli Michigan Avenue ion a new Address FIRST FLOOR an old si iop 6 TMICMICACOAN 1Q4Q Lake Shore Drive At the Center of our Finest Mile Zoned against business and doubly protected by the money invested by individuals in permanent apartments north and south of it, a home in "124a" is a sound equity which will probably increase in value with each passing year. Lake Shore Drive can never be one foot longer. Time will only increase the desirability of residence here. And especially in "1242", since it is the only apartment building on the entire Drive which also faces a quiet, parallel street, devoid of traffic, secluded and reposeful at night. Here you can really sleep! Typical apartments six to eleven rooms, simplex and duplex, larger units also. See them today. Representative on premises. ROSS & BROWNE Selling and Managing Agents PALMOLIVE BUILDING WHITEHALL 7373 R. S. De Golyer & Co., Architects Turner Construction Co., BuilHur* TmCMICAGOAN 7 Always in our Leather Department you will find those unusual things so desirable for Gifts or for one's own use Above is shown a Ladies' superb Toiletairc which deserves especial attention. It is produced in Blue Crushed Morocco with fittings of French StcrlingSilver, heavily gilded. The Webster's Dictionary is done in Crushed Calf with a Jade inset, priced $32.. The Zipper Bag is 13x5x9 inches in Red, Tan or Green Calf— $31. SPAULDING-GORHAM, Inc. Jewelers and Silversmiths Mich 10 an Avenue at Van Buren Street, Chicago Associated with BLACK, STARR & FROST-GOR H AM, Inc. Fifth Avenue, NEW YORK Associated Stores in EYANSTON PALM BEACH ATLANTA PARIS SOUTHAMPTON TMQCMICAGOAN (John QliSmyih CSHS^ a coach ana iour maoamf OR Ike doaA <uuL Four, tfrlOty&tt may iust h Ike CoacU Uow, nxSTusfaS a coac k We suggest Coaches, Madam, because they are quite irresistible. The Royal Mail above with Jour high stepping steeds looks sedate enough 7 » .... now but can t you just picture it turning a corner on two wheels? And the passengers in side all in a huddle? The smaller model to the right doubtless traveled the post road from (Jxjord to London for years! And now it wants to settle down quietly on a library mantel piece or a console in the hall. FREE PARKING AS LONG AS YOU WISH October ^^ELANCHOLY days? Hardly. Boulevards gay with I 1 returned and returning figurantes, duck guns ablaze at morn o'er inland waters, slim ladies and gentlemen in crisp pursuit of anise fox Northward along the lake, varsi ties in grim drill on guarded gridirons, a new Old Fort Dearborn aborning at Eighteenth and the Drive ... all outdoors a lively tapestry in yellow, red and deep brown. Easy to forget that the Auditorium is being tilled for im mature golf. Within doors, fresh debutantes eager to the rigors of their season, club parlors brilliant with pat prattle of peo ple, places and things, a ballet in deadly daily drill for a splendid winter at Civic Opera, theaters warm with the fleshly diversions of a dwindling drama, football by cal cium on Soldier Field and a Symphony tuning strings and woodwinds to wake the sleeping majesty of Orchestra Hall. Who cares if Calvin Coolidgc gets two dollars a word for his editorials? Ours the proud privilege to re mind McCutcheon that the stage is set for "Injun Sum mer" and call the year an evening. Pollyanna Prescribes WE look back upon the foregoing with some apprc hension. Every time we go Pollyanna and write a Tennysonian review of the status generale something happens . . . last time, two things. On September 23 the eminently creditable Daily ?{ews announced Mayor Wil liam Hale Thompson's incredible decision to seek re-elec tion and Mr. William Wrigley's fantastically timed dis missal of Joseph McCarthy as manager of the then still hopeful Cubs. Two errors — Two runs (Mex.) — No hits. That was a day, we maintain, to try stout hearts. As ours cracked under the shame of it all we turned again to Pollyanna and Lo — there found succor! Truly the simple view is clearest. We submit, ladies and gentlemen of the ballot, Mr. Joseph Vincent McCarthy for Mayor. America vs. England AMERICA needs a poet. Or maybe England needs a f\ new one. At any rate, British-American sports en gagements of the year afford the kind of theme that is better sung than spoken. We're not exactly sure which side should do the singing. Possibly both. The record is brutally one-sided. It was easy to cheer Mr. Robert Jones' handy victories on British soil. Mr. Gar Wood's defeat of Miss Betty Carstairs at motor boats was in the nature of things of course. Perhaps a victory for the Empire Track and Field Team at Soldier Field would have tempered the present situation, but the swiftly subsequent drubbings given the British poloists and Sir Thomas Lipton lay too great a strain upon American character. It's almost impossible not to thump the chest in "heap big Injun" exhuberencc and unthinkable to do so. A poet, now, if he were the man Kipling was, or Scott under pressure, could do a handsome thing with all this material. If he were Kipling, writing for England, he could compose a golden ballad on the splendid behaviour of the British sportsman in defeat. If he were Scott, writing for America, he could — and quite probably would — strum in epic measures the heroic dimensions of the banishing American. And if they wrote in competi tion Scott would undoubtedly win the championship. But we're sorry we brought Sir Walter into this. The name, sadly enough, raises the spectre of Fainting Phil . . . and bang.' goes the whole bloomin' poem. The Punch and Judy WE do not campaign. We are content to leave in the capable custody of our daily contemporaries the charities, the drives, all the vigorous manifestations of incipient civilization. But we rise now, because none of them seems to have done so, to say a few words about the Punch and Judy theater opposite the Chicago Club. The Punch and Judy is the first cinema conceived, con structed and conducted for the exclusive purpose of serv ing the smart world in the manner to which the stage has accustomed it. A screen program worth stage prices is presented on stage scale and schedule, with seat reserva tions obtainable in ample advance and with all the clutter of mechanistic movie methods shorn away. In an atmos phere created by Nikolas RemisofFs superb decor and pre served by impeccable personal service, the Punch and Judy fulfills the frustrated desires of all the cinema goers of all time. Attendance is more than a pleasure; it approaches duty. We have said that we do not campaign, and we do not. We are moved to this utterance, selfishly, by the fact that the Punch and Judy is an exact materialization of ideals expounded, quite forlornly, on this page of a mid-summer issue. Our interest in encouraging atten dance is purely personal ... we like our cinema to order, and we want to see this manner of its serving prosper so mightily that it shall one day prevail throughout the Town. Down the Fairway WE seem to have covered the pleasanter aspects of the civic scene. Nothing ahead inspires forecast of the kind we like to write. The duly thumb-printed, photo graphed and publicized Public Enemies continue no less public, enemy, and active. Soviets in the market, a tepid City Series for whoever cares . . . but what's that shining beacon far down the calendar? Ah, 'tis the 1931 National Amateur Golf Championship to be played at Beverly Country Club, unquestionably with the incomparable Jones in his accustomed role. As one of the few remain ing cities wherein Mr. Jones has not won a championship, Chicago now may employ this made-to-order silver lin ing for whatever clouds may intervene. 10 TWECWICAGOAN I lace your Christinas orders now \ov t . , V crnet s /Wonosrammed #7 a ndk ere hie Is D . , A ertainly the most famou the most precious v. hrist'ma1 baks=f ifi'h Avi'ihic ici iNe mOflOgfdlYIS are done . . . That is mJiv w« s monogram*; . . ew ill means : ail i , , . ¦ is a exclusive with \j i i i i • ii. . oro e i" ¦ no < Orders for Veruct's Mono^rti turned ILiudkcrchicfs will be td ken, mi til October i^th SAKS-FIFTH AVENUE NFAV YORK Cflk AOC TMECHICAGOAN n WHO KILLED THE DRAMA AND WHY? A Symposium of Critical Wisdom By ASHTON STEVENS "Herald-Examiner" HAT is wrong with the theater in fifty words? You can tell it in two: smut and summer. I think that you and Chicago's other great drama crit ics ought to stand shoulder to shoulder to suppress them. By CHARLES COLLINS "Chicago Tribune" THE mechanization of Amer ican life forms the back ground for the present condition of the theater. It has given birth to the "culture of the car," the cinema (movie and talkie), and the radio — amusements hostile to imaginative creation; to a coars ening of the fiber of the mass mind; and to over-production, re sulting in the present economic depression in which the theater has suffered severely. . . . The prevalence of "smut" on the stage is merely a symptom of an art temporarily decadent. • By SIEGFRIED WAGENER "Abendpost" THE theater is at least fifty years behind its time — authors as well as producers. We live in an age of science and knowledge, but no one transposes that to the stage. Modern knowl edge seems to be taboo for the theatrical world. Yet, there has never been a time in which the masses craved knowledge more than the present. R. D. R. was an auspicious start without further consequences. Modern knowledge applied to human life offers immense possibilities. The NOTE: Between the acts, each open ing night, the Eight Wise Men of the theatrical West may be heard in vigorous dialectics on the ailments of the drama. Challenges to duel by typewriter have met the obstacles inherent in competitive jour nalism; one newspaper rarely opens its columns to a writer from another journal. Our drama editor, drinking in the sapience which flows from the lips of his contem poraries, felt that the theater could be no better served than by having all the critics mount one rostrum for simultaneous ex pression of their beautifully crystalized ideas on the present ills of the stage. Each of Chicago's play reviewers was asked to answer in fifty words the question con tained in the title to this article. THE CHICAGOAN is happy to present, in or der of receipt, the courteous and provoca tive responses. action, thrills, and sensations of modern life must be the spon taneous creators of the new Weltanschauung, thus high and low brow will be gripped at the same time. Knowledge, which revolutionized our life, has to be introduced to the stage. The theater cannot afford to stay be hind, and men like David Be- lasco, Max Reinhardt, and Sergej Eisenstein agree on that. The possibilities of modern life and knowledge arc limitless dramatic ally if playwrights and producers will only realize it. By C. J. BULLIET "Evening Post" THE poor old theater, like everything else in our body politic and social, is a victim of the world's gasoline diabetes. Income goes first for gas, then clothes, then food. Cure the ill- smelling flow of our kidneys politic, and watch the rest of our structure — including the theater — perk up. • By CLAUDIA CASSIDY "Journal of Commerce" BELONGING irrevocably to the slightly mad minority who cling to the adventure of first nights, I believe the theater has suffered from hard times, bad shows, high prices and poor serv ice. Subscription seasons are successfully routing three of these bugaboos — as for the other, may I page the financial editor? • By GAIL BORDEN "Daily Times" MY notion as to the chief malady of the theater is that it does not carry on in a truly commercial manner. By this I mean that instead of giv ing goods sound products in ex change for the customer's money, it is content to bother about "what the public wants," with the inevitable result that spurious stuff dribbles in. In short, it does not go far toward "selling itself." Of course, we have our bally hoo boys of the Barnum school, but they are more content with billboards than with "creating an audience" or "setting a style." A going concern sets a mode, be 12 TMECNICAGOAN it in cars, gowns, or sex-appeal, and the public is induced to buy. All are not satisfied with the pur chase, to be sure, but our better stores don't hear the grumbling our producers do. The only mode the theater fol lows is that of the price-list. No bargains are offered (as in other businesses) until the show is ready for the odious "cut-rates," and until that time arrives, man agements consider they are doing you a great favor to sell you a rotten seat for a real price. Any good concern tries hard to "keep faith with its public," both as to goods and their delivery. Thea ters with "organized audiences," such as the League and the Guild, are advancing along that line — and successfully. Others would do well to consider that prime law of success. By FRITZ BLOCKI "Evening American" THE theater itself — obsolete methods of managing and advertising — obsolete and shoe string managers — obsolete thea ters. Encouragement of ruthless scalping — inexperienced crafts men — constant bed room and cesspool psychology. Too many sweeties and sweethearts behind the purse strings — and plays like Sex and Sisters of the Chorus. Otherwise O. K. (Curtain.) By LLOYD LEWIS "Daily News" PRODUCERS, playwrights and public are for the time being exhausted by their ten-year orgy of attempted realism — Be- lasconian realism of scenery, sex realism of action. Bewildered to find themselves so very far away from the old theatrical world of illusion and enchantment, all three are floundering and won dering. THE SPIRIT of the SERVICE CLUB By PHILIP NESBITT Gathered from debutante ranks of the season are these youngsters inbued ivilh charm and gaiety. Mr. Nesbitt conveys with unusual humor the flavor and potential whimsy of the Service Club Show, to be given October 18. Pheobe Logan, a study in grace and cleverness The Tripping Trio, Frances Weary, Mrs. Robert Dunham and Miss Logan, in perfect rhythm Caroline Smith and livelyn Houscanen in an inadvertently comic moment TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 13 Leila Withers forgets herself in a blithe impromptu Frances Weary and Helen La Chance thus (left) and so (right) about it all Katherine Street and Winifred Wheeler at ease in the Rennais- sance r*v One in yellow and black expresses the carefree manner Christabel Wheeler and Marguerite Fos ter romp through an archaic cakewalk 14 TMECMICACOAN PILOTS PI LOT Another of Chicago's night lights with nothing of the will-o'-the-wisp about it, but rather a steady, sturdy, fog-piercing beacon /lashing its rays to in coming airmen from atop J^umber One LaSalle. (A Haveman impression.) TI4ECMICAG0AN 15 METROPOLITAN IMPRESSIONS More cr Less Profound Thoughts About Chicago CHICAGO is too the biggest city in the world. No one can make me believe otherwise. Unreliable statistics may claim nu merical superiority for London and New York, but statistics really don't mean anything. . In London people hide out in Bloomsbury and the Albert Hall, and it is a well known fact that in New York thousands of people never leave the subway; but in Chicago everybody is above ground, horribly alive and bc- wilderingly active, and mysteriously sure of where they are going. They make me feel depressingly un important. So often I don't know where I am going and even less how I shall get there. Just to pretend that I, too, have important affairs and am going some place I get on the "L," and what does it do? It runs around in circles and makes a fool of me. I have been here only three days and have been lost six times. Three of them were in the Palmer House ar cade trying to find the State street en trance to the hotel. It reminded me of the time I got lost in the subways around Wanamaker's in New York. I might be there yet except for the happy chance of meeting a friend from Brooklyn, who, of course, could find her way out of anything. Which reminds me that though I hate subways I like arcades and con sider the Palmer House arcade a very fine example. It is nicer than the Bur lington in London and there is nothing in New York to compare with it. BUT will someone please tell me why it is wrong for me to live on the South side? I know it is wrong by the way people look at me when I tell them. It is much more serious than living in Brooklyn which is mere ly funny; it's one of those things that your best friends won't tell you. But I did it in all innocence. I thought it would be so nice to live near the Uni versity — refined surroundings, cultural atmosphere. Someone might mistake me for a student or even a minor pro fessor. And it really is pretty — rows and rows of little apartment houses and hotels trying to look like private homes with handkerchief lawns and green trees in front of them. They would like you to believe that they are not part of Chicago at all, which is silly, because they are as unmistakably Chi cago as the loop. To get to them on the elevated trains one must pass through the ugliest part of the city; streets and streets of ram shackle buildings that look as imperma nent as a mining camp and as disreputable as the "across the tracks" district of a small town. Whenever I get lost, which is often, I take a cab. This is sometimes amus ing and always expensive. I couldn't find either the elevated or the Illinois Central one day and I really did want to go home, so I took a cab. Naturally I am fond of cab drivers, as who is not? But I'm not a fool about them Mine is just a mild, steady affection that no one can possibly misunderstand NOW Chicago people have carried their fondness for cab drivers too far. They make positive pets of them. To complicate matters they have an equally passionate love for their police men. This has created a feeling of jealousy between the two professions that may result in serious trouble some day. It is not my intention to alarm anyone, but nevertheless the condition exists and should be watched. When one takes a cab in Chicago it is almost certain to be stopped by a handsome policeman who orders the driver to the curb and asks him where he thinks he is going in more words than are at all necessary for such a simple query. The cab driver responds with silent contempt, but afterwards tells you in confidence that the police had better be careful who they bawl out or they may lose their jobs. When the policeman stopped my cab I felt horribly guilty and tried to pro pitiate him by telling him I wanted to go to the Cathedral and my driver didn't know the way. It didn't make quite the impression I had hoped. The officer seemed to think that people who went around looking for churches in midweek could bear watching. How ever his monologue .was interrupted and he directed us. The Cathedral wasn't a bad idea anyway, not only because the Cathe dral of the Holy Name is a lovely church, but because it is set in the only part of the heart of Chicago that gives any impression of dignified age. Other cities have many little oases of semi- quiet like this, usually tiny parks. There is no park here, but it is at least possible to believe that the buildings were not put up yesterday and that the people are not perpetually in motion. All this is written in utter ignorance of whether the church is one or fifty years old. THE day I lost the location of all the public utilities and had to go home in a cab my driver took me along Lake Shore Drive. This drive is, to me, as much more beautiful than Riverside Drive as the lake is wider than the Hudson. My driver told me he would be given a ticket if he didn't go fast and did I mind? This put me in the timid lady class and I resented it. I wish I hadn't. We went miles before I could call his attention to the fact that my head was pounding its 16 TUECUICAGOAN way through the roof of the cab. There are so many things in Chi cago that a stranger would like to ask about. One of the most interesting puzzles is the fountain that stands near the Illinois Central station and the en trance to the Field Museum on Michi gan Boulevard. An inscription states that the foun tain was presented by Joseph Rosen berg of San Francisco. Possibly I ought to know who Joseph Rosenberg is or was, but I don't. And why did he pass up his home town and give the fountain to Chicago? A second look at the fountain brings the thought that possibly he offered the fountain to San Francisco and that city refused it. Whereupon Mr. Rosenberg said, "All right for you; I'll take my fountains where they are appreciated." The fountain is surmounted by a lady slightly reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty, but smaller and with a much more defiant attitude. All the statues along Michigan Boulevard arc glori ously defiant. Particularly the two equestrian Indians. One doesn't quite know whether they have just emerged "flushed from the full flushed wave" ready to scalp a trembling bond sales man, or whether they are just about to dash into the lake in a futile endeavor to escape from one. Whatever their destination they are inspiring. AND Indians are so much nicer than i lions anyway. The Trafalgar lions in London and the New York public library lions are obviously mangy, old beasts with all their teeth out who frighten nobody. The lions at the Chicago Art Institute arc at least standing on their four legs but even they are not terrifying. They look as if they might lie down and go 'The driver tells you, in\ confidence, that the police had better be careful ulu bawl out' or they may lose their jobs."— Metropolitan Impressions. the back to sleep at any minute. The In dians, in contrast, are full of life and action and they are so much more rare and interesting than lions now that private collectors have obtained all the wooden effigies that used to stand be fore cigar stores. After statues one must always talk about pigeons. I didn't make the rule so don't ask me why. In Venice pigeons arc kept exclusively for the tourist trade those who kodak as they go. In New York they are stuffed to repletion by kind hearted old ladies. But Chicago pigeons hang around the Civic Opera house and talk to the cab drivers. The drivers do not feed them. There is nothing mercenary about the arrangement at all. It may be a mu tual love for music that draws them together though that seems unlikely. Chicago seems to have everything that any well regulated city should have except a few imposing bridges. However the little bridges over the river are really entrancing and from them one can get some beautiful views of the city's more recent and attractive skyscrapers. The river itself is the color of the Mississippi at St. Louis, not very inviting, but it is full of fat little tugs named after prominent citizens. ONE thing really is disappointing. Like everyone else coming here I thought one could walk out into the streets at any hour of the day or night and wake up in an emergency hospital labeled "innocent bystander," but sev eral days have passed and as yet I haven't even heard a machine gun. Not that I feel at all safe. I'm on guard every moment. I know all the banks are robbed in turn, and I spoke pretty sharply to the president of the Terminal National before I deposited the minimum checking account with him. Maybe he wasn't the president, but he was someone pretty important with his name on his desk and every thing. Like most Chicago people he was goodtempered and wasn't a bit of fended at my questions. He admitted that banks get robbed rather frequent ly here, but he explained that his bank had very good backing and gave me a list of the directors. He said they were all kindheartcd men who would see that my money was safe, and anyway the bank never had been robbed. But I've had to give up the idea of being presented. A friend told me all I had to do was leave my credentials TUECUICAGOAN 17 with the Chief of Police and if the references were all right he would ar range everything. This was a mistake. The newspapers tell me that the Chief of Police is as anxious to meet Mr. Capone as I am and can't do it. Either Mr. Capone is not now in resi dence or he is here incognito, so I shall just have to wait. IN QUOTES Dwight W. Morrow: If we could all get clearly into our minds that other men have as much pride in the dignity of their nations as we have in our own the solution of international problems would be less difficult. t#l Doris Blake: Given a male speci men of most ordinary talents, a girl can work him over in her mind into so godly an image that the gentleman himself would hate to have to attempt to live up to it. \jn H. G. Wells: Professor Baur of Berlin, for instance, crossed the garden snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) with a wild species. \jn Prudence Penny: We are begin ning to forget how necessary the win dow screens were a few months ago. fi Calvin Coolidge : The credit of the United States commands confidence. LSI B. C. Forbes: Details are not yet available. Antoinette Donnelly: There's no rest for the weight-controllers. LSI Dr. Royal S. Copeland: Sight is the most important of all your precious senses. Thomas Temple- Hoyne: Under lying strength in the market appears to be growing steadily. LSI Col. Robert I. Randolph: The physical problems created by Chicago's swift growth are being met more ably 'here than by any other community. kJgri Alderman Arthur F. Albert: I wish you would at least conduct your self like a gentleman. LSI Ruth Hanna McCormick: What "And nine, Signor, Mrs. just dying to hear y did he do next? He called in photog raphers and had photostatic copies of the messages made. vn Lottie Holman O'Neill: It is my belief that at this time economic issues should not be clouded by the prohibi tion issues. Helen (Boop-a-Doop) Kane: Yes, I had confidence in him, but I didn't want any more unhappiness. Arthur Brisbane: Dissatisfaction is always useful when it is law-abiding. Dr. W. A. Evans : If a cotton gar ment becomes wet it clings to the- skin. \*i William Randolph Hearst: It is gcxxl to be home. It is good to be free. LS? Edward Price Bell: It means that centrifugalism is still active in the Brit ish political system. in Marion Holmes: At fifteen Char- Brockton Smith Cooper is on croon Betty Co-Ed" lotte Bronte had twenty-three novels to her credit. \jn Will Rogers: Did you ever see a real hundred per cent dry Town? Grantland Rice: It has been a race full of sudden shifts and turns, all cluttered up with the unexpected. \M Ellis Parker Butler: I am often asked why I took up stamp collecting to the exclusion of my former favorite sport of fishing. \m Judge John P. McGoorty: The proposition of women serving on juries is not an experiment. Ann Mack: Fifth Race— Prince ton, Cheers, Supreme Sweet. Ted Cook: Ferocious as a football player in the rotogravure section. The Chicago Tribune: Rewards totaling $55,725 are offered for infor mation leading to the arrest and con viction of the slayer of Alfred Lingle. 18 TUtCUICAGOAN "SECRET" The Big Six Meet By DONALD PLANT (NOTE: This was the price play a I the Barnaby School for Dull Boys and Mr. Pulitzer hasn't seen it yet, so any thing might happen.) CAST Mr. One, who might or might not be chairman. Mr. Two, who has a handicap of twenty-seven. Mr. Three, a big game hunter who always comes out ahead of it. Mr. Four, a stranger. Mr. Five, a stranger to you. Mr. Six, a crooner and also a photographer. [Author's Note: This play in its or iginal form had a lot of very funny gags. For example, we had Mr. One say. "What's the matter xmth you fellows? Pve been waiting for you three hours." Well, of course he hadn't at all, because the play doesn't last that long, fie prob ably hadn't been around for more tlian ten minutes. There are several other lines that have been omitted, too, as ivell as tzvo more acts. Otherwise the play is heretvith presented in its original form.] SCENE: A secret place. There is a long table which is yiot set and too many chairs. It is raw outside, with a sharp ivind blowing from the lake. Mr. Tivo and Mr. Three are playing at fisticuffs as the play opens. Mr. One: Come on, fellows, pull up your chairs and let's get down to business. (Mr. Six sits down on a corner of the table. At the same time there is quite a noise, because Mr. Three has \noc\ed down Mr. Two.) Mr. One (turning at the noise): What was that? Mr. Three: Oh, just something I knocked out in my spare time. Mr. Five: Do you remember that time we were in Sioux City? Mr. Two (arising and brushing him self off): Yes. Mr. One: Well, fellows, let's get started. (Mr. Four, Mr. Two and Mr. Six put on their hats and start for the door.) Mr. One: No, come on back, I didn't mean that. What I meant was we gotta get down to business. Mr. Three: ("pulling an imperial quart from under his coat): Fine, let's get going. Mr. One: Now, listen here, you put that away. That's the trouble with this city in the first place; everyone 7 asked for a bock that would interest a girl of seventeen, but the shop had been raided that very morning" buying and drinking licker. That's why there's crime. And that's why we're having this meeting. Mr. Three: That's what I thought. Have some. Mr. One: No, thank you. And just what do you think you arc going to do with that? Mr. Three: It's for my aunt. She's going to make a lamp out of it. Mr. Four: How about a little song, Al? Mr. Six: All right. (Crooning) "I'm a crooooooner, Monnnntreallll." Mr. One: That's enough of that. Now, just what are we going to do Mr. Five (interrupting): Well, there're too many for bridge, so how about a little snooker pool over to Judge Covelesky's? (A man enters, smiling, with a sam ple case. We shall call him Mr. Gra for short.) Mr. Gra: How do you do, gents? I'm the Fuller Brush man. Can I in terest you in any — Mr. Two: Yes, you can send around twelve gooseberries and six oleanders next spring. Mr. Gra: Thank you, sir. (He leaves.) f At right center Mr. Four and Mr. Five are looking at an oil nude that hangs on the wall.) Mr. Four: I haven't seen her for a long time. Mr. Five : Did she ever marry? Mr. Four : She had a husband once, but he left her; he went back to Prince ton. Mr. One: Well, men, we got a hard game ahead of us tomorrow. You know they got the heaviest line of any team on our schedule and they got a couple of fast backs, too. (Mae West swaggers in and loo\s around at the group.) Mae West: (Addressing the six.)^ Excuse mc, I always did get my "e's and "i's" mixed up. (She leaves.) Mr. Four flooding at his watch): Well, I gotta be going? Mr. One: Why? We're just go ing to get down to business. Mr. Four: I'm a tree surgeon and I got a maternity case at two o'clock. (He leaves.) Mr. One: All right. So long. Re member, this is a secret. Mr. Two: I guess I'll have to be go ing, too. Golf date, you know. I've got to go out to Hubbard's Woods to pick up my clubs. Mr. Three: Drop a flag on it and claim it for the U. S. when you get there. Mr. One: Well, if you must. Good bye, and don't take any wooden In dians. (Mr. Two leaves.) Mr. Five: Well, now we can get in some bridge. CURTAIN. TWQCUICAGQAN ELLEN DUDLEY ROOT: Social regis trant who is registered among the dra matis personae of the Goodman Theater group and who plays stellar roles in its repertoire; educated in France, and looking French, she completed the course of the Goodman School of Dramatics, made her semi-professional dchut and has since had many leading roles; having poise and assur ance, verve and clan, she gives a decidedly modern touch to her roles, makes a fin ished and convincing stage appearance and enjoys the distinction of being the most talented actress in Chicago society. MAJOR FREDERIC McLAUGHLIN: Prominent clubman, sportsman, business man and sports promoter who, as presi dent of the Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, is responsible for profes sional ice hockey in the Town; after Har vard he entered his father's coffee business and still found time to win a national reputation as a polo player; with the old 1st Illinois Field Artillery into Mexico for a little Villa-chasing, later commanding officer of 333rd Machine Gun Battery in the War, then back to business and to marriage; former president of the American National Jockey Club and one time head of Arlington Park Jockey Club. DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK COMMODORE EUGENE F. McDON- ALD, JR.: Explorer, sportsman, retired naval commander, radio manufacturer and owner of the luxurious sea-going yacht, Mtzpa/i, who has traveled to many far and away places on the globe for fun, for sci ence and for museum pieces; a member of the 1925 MacMillan expedition to Green land, he has since cruised on his own, ex ploring Baffinland, Newfoundland, Labra dor, the North Pole, the Southern Pacific and the Mediterranean, bringing back use ful scientific information, and rare fish and birds for the Shcdd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo; recently returned from an ex pedition into the Georgian Bay region with aboriginal skeletons and implements that again mark him as a successful and practical explorer. 19 MRS. JOHN BORDEN: Wife of the well known yachtsman, fellow-explorer with him of the Arctic wastes and authoress of the journal of the expedition; the book, The Cruise of the Northern Lights, is a vivid record of five adventurous months among ice stretches, bergs, polar and Ka- diak bears and astonished Eskimos; now, as Chicago chairman of The American Mer chant Library Association, much of her time is taken up by organizing drives for books for Great Lakes sailors. COL. ALBERT A. SPRAGUE: Public servant, civic leader and head of a giant commercial organisation who, as Commis sioner of Public Works under Mayor Dever, backed the river-straightening project, urged the new county jail and lowered street pav ing expense; holding public and private offices ably and often, he has been Port Commissioner, member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Health Institute, head of the Civic Safety Commission and, having proved his worth as such, has re cently been appointed head of the Commit tee for the Prevention and Punishment of Crime in Chicago. 20 TWECMICAGOAN •SPOKfiDIAL BASEBALL City Series, Cubs and White Sox at Gumskcy Park. Oct 1. 2, ft. 7; at Wrigley Field, Oct. 3, 4, 5. FOOTBALL October 4. Chicago and Ripon, "B" team and Hillsdale at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Tulanc at Dychc 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 Carlcton at Madison Minnesota and Vandcrhilt at Minneapolis Indiana and Ohio State at Columbus. Iowa and Oklahoma A. and M. at Iowa City. Notre Dame and Southern Methodist at South Bend. October 11. Chicago and Wisconsin at Madison, "B" team and North Central at Stagij Field. Northwestern and Tulanc at Dychc Stadium. Illinois and Butler at Champaign. Purdue and Michigan at Ann Arbor. Minnesota and Stanford at Minneapolis. Indiana and Oklahoma A. and M. at Bloomington. Iowa and Centenary at Iowa City. Notre Dame and Navy at South Bend. HORSE RACING Chicago Business Men's Association at Hawthorne, through Oct. II Exposition Park Jockey Club at Aurora, Illinois, Oct, 13-31 »Vf TWC CWICACOAN 21 TOWN TALK This Babylon and That Omar Quatrain — A Midway Questionnaire Mr. Coughlin and the Japanese Conquest — Miniature Lion Hunting — Realty vs. Reality — Speakeasy Showcase "The Modern Babylon" Rac\eting over Babylon Wide winged trimotors fly; From the towers of Babel in Babylon Flame swords smite the s\y; Down the crowded ways of Babylon The Juggernauts crash by. Flames of the beacons of Babylon Are a banner that flashes afar; Through the tower walled streets of Babylon Roars many a cruel swift car; Smo\e wreaths that rise from Babylon Are for Mammon and for Ishtar. Old oxen and asses of Babylon By new magic of science and gold Are a million machines in a Babylon Greater a thousandfold; But the loves and the lusts of Babylon Are unchanged since the days of old. \/n Mene, Mem, Tekel (with Sound) WITH our Balabans and pylons, roof gardens and set-backs, those old worshippers of the Winged Bull might feel rather at home in Chi cago, at that. Nebuchadnezzar, we think, would be pleased at the ample grasses of Grant Park; and while the modern newspaper might at first startle an eye accustomed to the leisurely per usal of ancient bricks, surely the eldest of Babylonians would recognize appre ciatively the jokes which have been cir culating lately in the local humorous columns. But wouldn't Belshazzar be surprised, taken into a picture palace of otherwise familiar decorative scheme, to hear Mr. Graham McNamee's and other tinned voices synchronizing with that phantom Handwriting on the Wall! We wish we could interview such a Babylonian visitor for you, if only to get his comment on a question that has long puzzled us. You know that poem about "When I Was a King in Babylon and You Were a Christian Slave.'" We've always wondered how there could be a Christian slave in a kingdom By RICHARD ATWATER whose history ended a thousand or so years B. C. Omar on Engineering IT must be this season of the reopen ing of college (and, according to our almanac, the 5938th anniversary of the birth of Adam) which has put us for the moment in an antiquarian mood. Or maybe it was Vincent Starrett's article in the new Economy Spectator. Starrett reveals there is a genuine Omar Khayham quatrain which Fitz gerald didn't translate. Found only a few years ago in an Arabic manuscript, this lost bit from the pen of the tent- maker has been translated into English p-ose: "If the Builder succeeded in the con struction of his work, why are there so many defects in it? If the work is not good, who is to blame? And if good, what is the reason for destroying it?" As far as he knows, says Starrett, nobody has done this typical bit of Omar skepticism into Fitzgeraldish rhyme; and our distinguished towns man wonders if such a tour de force is possible. Well, said Riq modestly, picking up his jewelled tambourine — If Herbert's such a perfect Engineer, Why such Backfires from his Machine, this Year? And can we blame the Demo crats for this, When it is not their Driver's stripped his Gear? The Visiting Babylonian, Again 4 4 T\0 you remember Hyman Rosen - L/ blatt, or was he before your time?" Michael Straus asked us. We said he must have been before our time. "Well," said Mr. Straus, "he dropped in here the other day and I said 'Hello, Hymie." Whereupon he raised his eye brows and handed me his card. It read 'Charles Roland. New York.' "' T HEN there's the well-known man about Town who had been court ing a quite lovely actress. "I wanted to keep it a secret," we hear he is say ing, "and what do you think? I've had three telegrams about it from Winchell already." The Inquiring Midway THE University of Chicago is send ing its graduates a six page ques tionnaire, the object of which is ap parently to check up on the Value of that College Education, find out why the Midway has no Rudy Vallee and Stein Song, and discover what happens to its loyal sons in their balder years. Graduates are to confess pretty thor oughly what they did in college, in or out of the classroom; after which they must indicate the "Honors Received Since Graduation, including Election to Civil Post (Councilman, State's Attor ney, Health Officer, etc.") and "Ap pointment to Important Business or So cial Post (President of Business Man's Club, etc."). From this we learn that Alma Mater rates a Ph. D., a Coroner and the chairmanship of a Rotary club fairly evenly, and why not? One query we don't quite under stand. You are to say how far your high school was, in miles, from the U. of C. The idea of mileage influencing education must be a recent discovery; in our remote epoch it was only sus pected that Travel was Broadening. Of the total amount of work ["work" is the University's word for it] at college, you are asked what part was taken for "specific occupational training." But there is no provision on the blank for your note as to whether, after taking this occupational training, you now think, as you earn your living at an entirely different trade, that this time was wasted. It seems to us this quite possible angle should be considered in a thorough survey of the matter. Take our case, for instance. We spent ten years at college preparing to teach Sanskrit. We then left college, taught Sanskrit for two years and found the salary of $300 a year was in- 22 mtCUICAGOAN adequate to support our family. So we went into business — manufactured pearl buttons for a year, changed to taxicab parts, took a whack at invent ing new knobs for radio sets, and final ly ended up as a writer of stories for children from six to ten years old. Shouldn't we have at least a chance to say what we think of the importance of vocational training in the institutes of the higher learning? If there were such a space on the Midway questionnaire, we would then add, for the consideration of future Midway students preparing themselves vocationally for the teaching of Sans krit, that half of their college time should be spent, even if they have to cut an occasional Thucydides class, in patrolling a beat in a policeman's uni form. This will give them a chance in later years to become a writer of de tective stories, knowing the valuable background of crime from the inside, or they could even go on being a police man, rising perhaps to the rank of cap tain and making big money. We often wish we had been a policeman. There is, however, an excellent space in the Midway questionnaire for noting your non-classroom activities at college. The final statistics may well show this was more important to many, in pre- vocational value, than studies studied and degrees decreed. There is also a blank for the actual amount of money the graduate has earned since leaving the campus. This should establish once and for all the cash-paid-up value of a college degree, a long debated point. If the statistics are not too regrettable. probably the University will be able to raise its tuition prices again, and Stagg will fear Purdue more than ever. Although nothing new has been discovered about it, up pops Sex along toward the middle of Young Sinners to make wide-eyed the patrons of the Apollo. Raymond Guion and Dorothy Appleby are the young sinners. 10% Uldd Education HOWARD MANN, the sport edi tor who sent his boy to Sweden for a thoughtful summer, took the lad to breakfast at an excellent restaurant when the boy returned. After the polite meal, as Mr. Mann paid the inv pressive check, the boy murmured "Sven a cat brodie far Garbo," or something as intelligible. "What did you say?" asked the proud father. "That," explained the boy, "is a Swedish expression." "What d<x*s it mean?" asked Mr. Mann. "It means," said the lad with a calm smile, " 'Thank you very much for very little.' " LSI Correction GOING to college, we suppose, is like being a poet when you're young. It's lots of fun, and soon over with, leaving room for the occupations more befitting adult life. Measles, classroom instruction, romanticism, mumps and socialism are best gone through at an early age. By the way. Francis Gwghlin, in his informative Times column, writes: "D. E. Hobel- man is a founder of the Poetry Haters Ass'n." Let's straighten this out at once. In the first place, the name of the club is The Poetry Haters of America, and it is not an Ass'n. In the second place, Mr. Hobclman, though an en- thusiastic Gimmick in good standing, is technically a Dumbfounder rather than a Founder. As the P. H. of A. has not met dur ing its ten years of existence, we may say without fear of challenge that Hobclman's position in it is Chairman of the Expulsion committee. When ever a member of the Poetry Haters writes a poem, it is Hobclman's duty, privilege and joy to expel that member immediately. This happens at least once a week; in our case twice a week, a poem by the Founder being consid' ered twice as serious an offense. Mr. Hobclman, oddly enough, is not a member of the Poetry Haters of America, as he has never written a poem; members of this group are re quired not only to hate poetry but to write it and then sneer at their own TUECUICAGOAN 23 work. Any poet who can sneer at his own poetry is a real Poetry Hater. A mild sneer is considered sufficient for purposes of membership. While Mr. Hobelman sneers very prettily, and is a dandy expeller of other members, we have always felt his real metier is the writing of poetry. Mr. Hobclman is a founder of the Poetry Haters' Ass'n. tsi Toung Lovers In sun or storm Or any weather Arm in arm They wal\ together. Alone in a world Of their creating With ears grown deaf To idle prating. With eyes that are blind Beyond the sight Of each other's charms And their delight. In sun or storm They pass us by Who \now that sweet Toung dreams can die. But wistful and brave They stand at the door That we cannot enter Any more. — FERRY ADAMS. 'Bluebird Editorial ANEW system of coupon books is , being offered this year by the Junior League in connection with its annual production of a series of chil dren's plays, starting November 1 with The Blue Bird. Town Talk, eager to aid this happy event, flyingly suggests that nothing could be more satisfactory than a down [pun] payment on a blue bird. "zApparelled without Parallel" VISITORS to the neighboring Dunes who have occasionally mar velled at the Boy Scout equipment of other adult tourists to that tropic para dise may be interested to learn of an unusual variation in dress observed, during a late September vacation there, by Milton Fairman. The costume worn by an apparently Teutonic gent on perhaps his first visit to the sandhills, as glimpsed for a startled moment by Mr. Fairman, in cluded a beret; shoulder straps carry ing binoculars to the left, a camera to the right, and a knapsack on the back; shoes; walking stick; and nothing else whatever. "I Salute Night T sounds like a symphony orches tra," we marvelled, "but why is it playing The Irish Washerman?" A few moments later the radio announcer explained. It was in honor of Ameri ca's distinguished guest, Sir Thomas Lipton. After we'd got over this, we tuned to another station and got Westing- house saluting [trumpet shrieks, drums roll and crash, like the cue for the Chinese acrobat doing the Devil's Slide] the Laundry industry. For all we know, The Irish 'Washer woman was then played in honor of the Laundry industry. We turned off the radio in order to salute the Book industry. This is done by returning Ex-Mistress to the drug store and tak ing out Parties. There wasn't any Irish Washer woman in Carl Van Vechten's Parties, or if there was she was referred to as a German Countess, delighting in such a company of fantastic sidecar drinkers as has not been seen in lit'ra'cha since Mr. Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. We wonder if there's any chance of Mr. Van Vechten sometime being allowed to arrange and conduct a radio program. Even in books he leaves out all the quotation marks. Ex-Mis- Sandor catches with his all but mobile line technique the animal life rampant, not to sav entertaining, in Africa Speaks. Best of the African expedition pictures to date it roars to a crowded and happy Woods ' 24 TUECUICAGOAN The Autumn Hunt" All the zest and sparkle and warmth oi Autumn colors appear in the rich enamels on these festive service plates and matching crystal goblets, to say nothing of the old-fashioned toddy glasses! And of course the 3ervice is to be found exclusively at Burley's. Service Plates $25 dozen Today Glasses $32.SC dozen C loh/ets $35 dozen cJ^urley Cy K^omfuiny Established 1838 212 TSorth Michigan Avenue NINE STORKS COVERING CHICAGO tress, by the way, is the best of the anonymous Ex series. cPopy Semi- Pop 6r> Classic YOU can attend concerts of "popu lar," "semi-popular" or "classical" music as you please under the alert baton of Andre Skalski this season; and a helpful prospectus lists samples of music under each of these heads so that you can at last discover the dif ference between the three groups. We were relieved to find that not only Poet and Peasant and the Wilhelm Tell overture are "popular," but the Nutcracker and Peer Gynt suites also, confirming our natural judgment. In the "semi-popular" group we find the 1812 Overture and Sheherezade, and figure this out to mean that while you never yearn to hear a semi-popular piece again, when it is repeated you sneakingly enjoy it. We would add to this group an old folk melody which apparently should be called "Semi-Pop Goes the Weasel." Dr. Skalski's "classical" selections are so classical that there's hardly a number on the list we've ever heard of. This made us feel more musically ignorant than ever, till we noticed some asterisks explaining that most of these selections have never been played in Chicago, some of them never having been played anywhere. How different this is from the woild of sports, where a competition has to be repeated three times before the headlines call it a classic. Or at least twice. Speaking of Music — «r* OODNESS, I'm sleepy," an- VJ nounced Kurt Stein the other afternoon. "I was up late last night with some other musicians, playing Brahms and drinking beer. I was so excited I couldn't sleep afterwards. I don't know whether it was the beer or the Brahms that kept me awake." Portrait of a Humorist FRANCIS ("Whoopee") COUGH- LIN, the most recent addition to the Columnist's Union, is still under thirty years of age and weighs around 190 of your best pounds. Educated in Mr. Zuppke's university and in the of fice of The Chicagoan, he took a dash at free-lancing last spring and sold his first effort, a serial story, to the Times for $1,000, which Francis spent about the time Chapter Six was printed. Presently the delighted tab loid took Gmghlin into its staff as promotion manager; after writing a wagon advertisement reading "Should a Wife Tell ALL?" the astute Cough- lin promoted himself the job of colum nist on the paper, and there he is today. Coughlin performs his present labors in a chair up against the antique third floor wall of his historic building, turn ing his broad and capable back to the rest of the local room. When opening the poetry mail he removes his coat, presenting to awed visitors a wide and impressive vista of firemen's, or maybe police suspenders. But for his quick and learned conversation, by the way, Dr. Coughlin might easily be mis taken for an actual fire or police cap tain on detached duty. Thus it was inevitable that at a re cent evening party our humorist was approached by an inebriate who de manded to know what Coughlin thought of the American Legion. Coughlin said he greatly approved of the American Legion. "Good," cried the inebriate. "Let's you and me fight our way out of here." The time, which we shall always re member with joy, when we took Fran cis out to the Dunes was among other incidents memorable for the ride thither on the electric. Studying the passing landscape of Indiana carefully through the window, Gen. Coughlin instructed us for a whole hour on how cavalry and artillery might best be de ployed in this terrain in case of war. By the time the train arrived at Tre- mont, the Japanese army had con quered all of northern Indiana and were well set to march on Chicago. The last time wc ran a tabloid biography of a friend, we said that our hero "is probably unmarried." On the very day of publication, the gen tleman's divorce went through the courts. Since that amazingly verified prophecy, we have decided to take no more chances, and to pry no longer into the private life of our leading citi zens. Mr. Coughlin, however, is still, probably, unmarried. \*i Solution EAGER to have a lucrative sideline this winter, we dallied for a while with the notion of taking over one of the golfette courses and changing the cottonseed greens for glass plates suit able for playing miniature hockey on. A better idea, however, has come to TWECUICAGOAN 25 us: roof over such a course with green house windows; scatter rubber plants about in lieu of jungle forests; catch a few alley cats and put up a sign read ing: "Miniature Lion Hunting. Ad mission 15 Cents. 10 Cents Extra for Rent of Water Pistols to Hunt Minia ture Lions With." Instead of the usual bell on the cashier's register, a tom-tom will be struck automatically, to give extra African atmosphere. This is the fea ture we expect to patent. zAn Observing Lad ACOPYBOY at the Post called Nifty suddenly noticed (probably while he was being told to do some thing else) that a sign painter on a neighboring billboard was lettering it "Bills Reality Co." Excited over this obvious error, the copyboy telephoned this company and was eventually pleased to see the painter outside the Post window changing the word to "Realty." Somehow this still didn't hx>k right to Nifty, and he now consulted the of fice dictionary, finding there was, after all, a word spelled "reality." The staff had quite a time persuading him not to phone the company again about this. By this time rather interested in the boy's progress, the Post staff began to talk of promoting Nifty to the copy desk to write headlines. The copy desk, however, protested that such a dubious reward would not be fair to the boy. So Nifty is still looking thoughtfully out of the window, won dering (as somebody calls "Boy! Boy!") which is really right Realty or Reality. Columnist Casey ROBERT J. ["Civic Virtue"] CASEY, poet, detective story writer, and explorer of Cambodia, Burgundy, and points cast of Easter Island, was nesting for a peaceful mo ment in Mr. Gene Morgan's chair at the Daily ~K[eu>s. "I always like to see a columnist at his romantic work," murmured Riq, suppressing the impulse to say some thing about Casey being at the bat. Mr. Casey grinned and mentioned the subject of contributed poems. He thought he could stand them for two weeks, and that would be about the limit. We gave him our own secret recipe for keeping the poets intimi- Always the smart thing to wear on so many occasions, Franklin sweater suits for fall and winter have a new im portance . . .The model sketched is in samos and bark . . . May be ordered in all the newer colors. Franklin sweaters now sold in Franklin Shop exclusively. Q) NEW YORK - 16 Easi 53rd St. • PHILADELPHIA - 260 South 17th St. CHICAGO-132 East Delaware Place • PALM BEACH It TUECHICAGOAN CHIPPEWA -W* SPRINGS COKP0R«TI0f< /\ 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. dated, and in return demanded an au tobiographical touch. Thus we learned that Casey, just back from many moons in the Pacific, just now hates boats (a song could be written about boats and poets) ; agrees with Mr. Riq that the way to conduct a column is to keep your eye on the nearest exit; and that tears came to his tanned cheeks when he lately saw Junius Wood take the steamer for Moscow. Not because he was going to Moscow, just because p<x>r old Junius had to ride on a boat. We have written a membership card in the Poetry Haters of America for Mr. Casey, with the rank of Steamer Chairman. ^Author Embarrassed THEY do say that an aunt or some thing of Loren ("Wild Onion") Carroll's who lately did that spirited first novel about Chicago bootleggers, lately phoned Loren at his office that she was in Town from the country and he was to take her to dinner at a Loop speakeasy. She had never been in one, and having read all about the racket in her smart relative's book, had decided to see the sights with an expert. Loren, they further allege, spent an anxious hour or two wandering about his office, trying to find somebody who knew where there was a Chicago speakeasy, and how to get in it, if there was one. Exit the Calliope ANOTHER American phenomenon i disappears as the radio-equipped truck with giant reproducers displaces the electric calliope with an equally challenging but more flexible program. We drop no tears for the electric calliope; itself once displaced the older steam calliope, a really delectable in strument katootling under a variable steam pressure, a piccaninny being em ployed to sit on the safety valve when two steam calliopes raced each other down the river. Art, alas, passes; advertising alone endures. m Window Display JOE ATOR tells us of the time an acquaintance, after drinking a bit at the speakeasy, decided to take a lit tle nap. Looking about at first in vain for a convenient cot, he finally pushed aside a curtain and discovered a suit- THE ? HUB Henry C. 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And several interested spectators on the sidewalk without were hovering with their noses up against the window glass, peering in at this unusual advertise ment of the place's wares. YES AND NO A Girl at the Game By DURHAM N. PLARK "Yes, Eloise." "No, Eloise." "That wasn't a touch down, Eloise. The yell was for the teams coming on the field." "No, the president doesn't sit there, Eloise. That's the press box where the reporters sit." "No, I don't know why. Maybe he doesn't like being cooped up." "I think so, Eloise." "Yes, Eloise." "Well, hardly, Eloise." "A forward pass, Eloise." "Not inserted, Eloise, intercepted." "No, Eloise." "Not always, Eloise." "Twenty-five past three, Eloise." "Yes, the center is darling, Eloise." "No, Eloise, that was a touchdown for the other team." "No, Eloise, he's not taking a nap. He's injured." "Almost over, Eloise." "No, Eloise, we lost the game." "No, Eloise, I believe I promised to bring my aunt next Saturday." 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The action revolves on Mr. Shubert's moving stage through most of the 19th century and three generations of frustrated devotion. Until the final curtain it looks very much as though no true lovers could possibly be mar ried — to each other. Life is just one gcxxlbye after another for the Norgard boys and the Von Rambow girls. Grandfather Hendrilc leaves for Java in 1 846 because grandmother Beate-Marie has to raise the mortgage by a mer- cenry marriage. Father Karl leaves for Java in 1867 because Mother Bcate is tricked into espousing a Prince. Java is said to be a nice island, but the Norgard sons always return to love the Von Rambow daughters. Finally, when powder greys their hair, Karl and Beate are brought together by the third generation. According to the librettist, they have missed the Spring, but join hands to seek together a glorious Autumn. All the renunciations afford some stirring finalettos. Echoes of a dozen other operettas in no way de tract from the pleasant flow of this tuneful fable. Although there are half a hundred other performers on the stage from time to time, Three Little Girls might well be termed a "sister act." Bettina and Natalie Hall, accomplished gradu ates of the American Opera G>mpany, are sisters in stage character and by bhx>d. Their velvety voices give the songs a swell break. Natalie has two whistleable lilts, Love's Happy Dream and the Letter Song. The latter air starts out like Kiss Me Again, but es capes plagarism after one chord. Bet tina stops the show with an excursion into opera, Habanera from Carmen. She is that gcxxl. Together the girls harmonize the lovely Dream On. Lit tle Sister. These melodies flow in creamy cadence. Your eyes get no worse treatment than your ears, for the Misses Hall are ingratiating to behold and well mannered in department. The balance of the title is accounted for by Evangeline Raleigh, a blithe dancing nymph. In the past Miss Raleigh has been much admired by the bucks of the town. She will lose nothing by her present performance and riper beauty. It is hard to care for a tenor. As a class they are not the stuff of which football teams are made. Charles Hed- lcy, another recruit from opera in English, is an exception. He might turn loose a punt for Knute Rockne without seeming too anomalous. His singing has rich quality and restraint. Duetting with Natalie Hall, he polite ly refrains from shouting the lady down. In fact, she gets all the best of it. The sugary love material he handles with feeling and sincerity. At this writing Hedley is my favorite tenor. AVI EN N A locale demands a gut- teral comic of the Sam Bernard school. Stephen Mills clowns conven tionally in this role, but is quite over shadowed by the excellence of Gregory Ratoff. This polished continental com bines competent acting ability with the distinction of being the husband of Leontovich. For two acts he is the "heavy," machinating to thwart love's young dream. When you believe he has done his stuff, he comes back to lift the third act by his keenly humor ous conception of a senile rake. The final scene would be thin without him. Two other mimes r:itc a critical sa lute. John Goldsworthy, ex-captain Tamitz of Student Prince memory, brings a touch of haute monde to the ungrateful part of the father of the three graces. He moves about without getting his feet tangled up in the chorus. Harry Puck l<x>ks like the hero of a domestic comedy, but brings to his dancing an agility surprising in a stocky lad. There is nice comedy sense and a decent wholesomeness about his work. He kx>ks as though he might be brother to Eva Puck of Show Boat fame. A distinguished first-night audience found the play more interesting than each other. Judge Lyle was able to overlook several "public enemies" in the stalls; Judge Sabbath had time to bow to only a portion of his former com- plainnnts and defendants; Phil Davis imCUICAGOAN 29 could only hint to a favored few of his seventy-eighth attachment to a prominent leading lady. Too bad we could not have had a curtain speech from one of the authors, the plump and jolly Marie Hecht, who once played so amusing a part in the life of the Town. She did a g(x>d job with the book. Insuperable difficulty has beset the recipient of inquiry as to plays to see, if the question came from maiden aunts, Baptist ministers, girl -scouts or members of the Christian Endeavor So ciety. There is an answer now. More over, Three Little Girls can safely be recommended to all lovers of operetta. cBurlesk THIS is September. In normal times the theatrical reporter is hollow-eyed and twitchy from much application to duty. Now he wanders about in innocuous desuetude. Ran dolph Street with its half dozen attrac tions in place of the usual twenty is covered all too quickly. Exploration is more fun than writing articles about what is ailing the drama. Just outside of the Loop lies South State Street. If my reader has not attended a burlesque show any more recently than the writer, he may tolerate some research into the present state of a form of en tertainment which might be character ized as the step-child of the revue. Does your credo hold that the ladies of burlesque are all buxom battleaxcs of two score years and ten, with am plitude of line calculated to make Mae West feel svelte? Let me shatter the illusion. You will find girls at the State-Congress Theater younger than at the Garrick, and comelier than the chorus of any operetta revival. They can not dance like Tiller girls, their stage presence would seem gauche in an Earl Carroll revue, but when down to fundamentals in the classic poses of the tableaux, their trim contours suggest possible employment by our artist friends in Tower Town. So far no offense. The man with sixty pennies in his jeans is presumedly as much en titled as his better heeled brother to inspect the beauties of unhampered epidermis. In contemplation of the libidinous antics of the principals we pass to more dubious ground. The technique of putting over a song depends not on quality of voice, agility of feet and/or personality, but rather on the dubious WILL YOUR COMPLEXION A NERVOUS ? HERE at the Dorothy Gray Oalon we have seen many lovely throats ana laces that were begin ning to look strangely old and -weary and dull just at the height of the autumn season. 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The test is apparently be ing made, insomuch as only about fifty per cent of the audience would be al lowed to enter a voting booth. THE long nose, low-slung derby, slap-stick and other paraphernalia of the tradition made romantic by Hal Skelly have given away to variations on the blackout theme. Greater license in phraseology is permitted than in the Loop. To the customary caprices in volving adultery and perversion, bur lesque comedy adds the humor assumed to be inherent in the natural functions of the body. Allowing for the vari ance in intellect and sophistication be tween the audiences, the comics who toil from noon to eleven at night are no more inane in their witticisms than most of the high priced boys who honor us with twenty minutes of their time in the early evening. Between the acts of a legit show we preen ourselves in the lobby, speak of the performance with olympian sapi ence and are very bored when anyone else is talking. During the intermission at the State-Congress we arc kept in our seats by a candy vendor who could give lessons to the hawkers at Wrigley Field and instruct the average bond salesman in the art of high pressure. Confectionery is first offered with a prize in each package. Your reporter gurgled in childish glee to find a No. 1 breast form Santro nipple as his re ward. Several boxes are sold thus. Then a lower priced sweet is proffered with a book said to contain "hot French stories." This pamphlet com pares with La Vie Parisienne only in its advertising matter. If you are still adamant, your sales resistance is at tacked by a ten cent bag of nuts, with some guaranteed examples of French art thrown in. Still in a mood to squander, I invested another dime. Naughty-naughty! This envelope con tained my old friend, September Morn. 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Attractive catalog ol Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phone request Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrlaoa 5708 Oilra*o THE CINEMA Good, Bad and, Mostly, Indifferent By WILLIAM R. WEAVER AS this is written wise cinema goers are dividing attention between Abraham Lincoln at the Punch and Judy and Africa Speaks at the Woods, with What a Widow at the United Artists a pleasant third choice of those who don't mind guessing at what the censors considered t(x) gixxJ to keep. There isn't much else in Town worth seeing . . . it's one of those low spots in the cinema year that no one seems able to do anything about. Happily, the cinema is more resilient than the stock market. Africa Speaks is, of course, another of those expeditions to places where everyone would go if he had time and good health. It is better than any of the others in that it reveals animal and human life not commonly known about and understood. It has, of course, the inevitable comic asides of the unseen gentleman who tells you what it's all about, and there is the lately customary spilling of bl(x)d, but these are minor matters. A l<x;ust flight is something to see and remember, as is the frolic some animal whose name is pronounced pallato and may be spelled quite dif ferently for all I know, and the animal cast is, by and large, better than the mean average of human players in their native state. The picture should be seen, and the hearing isn't a waste of time either. I'm not so sure about What a Widow. I consider it grand stuff, adept as I've become at piecing out the cen sor's deletions, but it may not strike you that way. It's a Continental com edy in which Gloria Swanson stages a sort of old-timer's rally with Lew Cody and Owen Mmre as her gentlcmcn-in- waiting. I get a great kick out of see ing these veteran casts make whoopee of the artistic tosh that, in their eves, makes up the modern cinema. There's something invigorating about it, a touch of gcxxl humor just lightly tinged with gray, and I should imagine that anyone past thirty-five would feel much as I do about What a Widow I recommend it, then, for those I don't suppose it would amuse their children ANOTHER veteran of the silent a years is about town in Three Faces East, but this one doesn't do so well. The gentleman is Erich Von Stroheim, whose silent Prussians were among the legitimate thrills of a few years agone, and this role is exactly to his measure. But Von Stroheim isn't so good when he talks. The voice isn't the brittle bark that should come from that hard face. And in this thing he even makes love. It is to weep, but hardly to waste an hour upon. Something g(x\s wrong with Al Jol- son, t<x>, in his picturization of Big Boy. I can't tell you precisely why the thing isn't gtxxJ, but it isn't. Jolson sings as much as usual, and better. Too, he seems to have taken my excellent ad vice about returning to blackface, but he washes up for the finale in his old stage manner and the trick goes some how flat on the screen. Perhaps his gags are t(*> much the gags of musical comedy, or perhaps the story that was g<xxj enough in the flesh curdles slightly in the film. At any rate, Big Boy isn't as big as it was when it packed the old Apollo. TWO others, neither of them im portant, and the record of a singu larly dull fortnight shall be closed. The first of these is Love in the Rough, which used to be Spring Fever, and this brings young Robert Montgomery out of his villainies as a bull's-eye kind of golfer who isn't bad in a drawing nx>m either. Comedy, golf, love, song, repartee of a sort that a professional golfer might well be expected to dash off, these and a g<x>d-l<x>king girl whom I ought to remember but don't com plete the assets of Love in the Rough. I don't think Jones would care for it. The Sea God is just a case of too many imaginations. Someone imagined four pretty good reels, which Richard Arlen and his associates make highly promiseful. And then someone seems Your complete wardrobe pur chased for cash by Tttfc 0e IU #P? Mr». L. E. W'iIjoii. Prop. II tH N. Clark Si. Telephone Lincoln 6603 TI4ECUICAG0AN 33 NOW PLAYING at the new PUNCH and JUDY ™™ Van Buren Street at Michigan Avenue D. W. Griffith's Fi?roAd»;™„ki"g ABRAHAM LINCOLN with WALTER HUSTON and Una Merkel Never Before a Picture So Universally Acclaimed by Press and Public By Popular Demand Two Matinee Shows Daily, 2:30-6:00 — Price $1.00 Evenings at 8: 30- -Price $2.00 ALL SEATS RESERVED Telephone Harrison 6800 ADVERTISING EXECUTIVES The Advertising Men's Post of the American Legion — Free Employment Serv ice, has several members who can qualify for the position of Advertising Man ager, Sales Manager, Publisher's Representative, etc. Please send a statement of your requirements to J. E. 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Just one of those things that are bound to happen, but don't let it happen to you. Junereal THEY'RE beginning to die. Easy to write about in life, they arc tempting material in death. I suppose the picture magazines have had poems about Lon Chaney and will have better ones about Milton Sills, a man of back ground, but there's really no occasion for especial grief when a star passes on. They live a full, well upholstered life, a kind of life that makes most of them difficult company long before they go, and their circle of really personal friendships is small. Hollywood's tears are mostly glycerine. There is, however, a different kind of sadness in the fact that the cinema has attained to an age at which death by natural causes must be reckoned with. This marks the end of a glori ous, if giddy, youth in which miracles were daily bread and today's impossi bility became tomorrow's routine. Fu ture wonders will be the creations of maturity, no doubt excelling in merit but just as certainly deficient in ro mance. The artists have matured be fore their art. This, if anything, war rants dejection. As for the late favorites mentioned above, I'm sorry Mr. Sills didn't live to entertain his public by television — he would have had a scientific interest in the invention — but I'm glad no five- legged Chaney is to come bounding to ward my four-year-old every time she turns on the televisor. That would have been pretty awful. To See or Not to See (In addition to advices above.) ABRAHAM L1HCOLH. D. W. Griffith's greatest picture, as attested by crowds in attendance. [Don't miss it.] ROMANCE: Greta Garbo in a surprisingly 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 SPOILERS: Gary Cooper is the big bold golddigger this time. [If you care for it again.] ANYBODY'S WAR. Maybe I'm wrong. but I think these boys arc funny. [Try them.] THE CALL OF THE FLESH: Ramon Novarro in excellent voice and not a little amusement. [I would.] DIXIANA: 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.] THE SAP FROM SYRACUSE. Jack Oakie still getting better. [Attend.] BRIDE OF THE REGIMENT: Originally The Lady in Ermine, not so hot in cellu loid. [Pass it.] NUMBERED MEN: Convict stuff. [No.] THE LITTLE ACC/DENT: Let's not talk about it. [Never.] HOLIDAY: Ann Harding in smart, mod ern and soundly entertaining comedy- drama. [See it.] MANSLAUGHTER: Claudette Colbert and Fredric March make a pretty bad play pretty good. [If you like them.] THE MAN FROM WYOMING: Gary Cooper and June Collyer in the worst of the war pictures. [Miss it.] THE 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 US BE GAY: Norma Shearer's second best, or possibly best, picture. [Don't miss it.] FOR THE DEFEHSE: William Powell in good form. [Certainly.] HELL'S ISLAHD: Ralph Graves and Jack Holt in one of those things about a girl. [See something else.] 34 TMECMICAGOAN IPALRDi E)EAIRB€IRN Chicago's Smartest Near-Loop Apartment Hotel Close in to the Loop, yet in a beautiful, fash ionable section, the Park Dearborn offer* an outstanding rental opportunity for a permanent hotel home. Less than ten minutes from the Loop by Surface, Bus or your own car. Three blocks south of Lincoln Park and every shop. P*nA convenience makes the I 'ark I Whom an ideal winter home. iH. lH and j room and larger kitchen apartments with complete hotel service, also hotel rooms. Iixr|uisitely fur nished with the utmost of good taste and Quality by the aldest interior decorators. Beautiful moderne salon offering the ((uietude and comiort 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 ."foo.OO per month, kitchenette apart ments $Ko.OO and up, bedroom suites .p I 2 >,00 and up. Special daily and weekly rates. I hese remarkable rental values make your early inspection im perative for immediate or October 1st occupancy. Park Dearborn C&#/ve Qpxty Worth 2)ear6orn^hricu^yat^)et/ie Phone Whitehall 3620 VOX PAUCI A Department of Minority Opinion The marx brothers: Your cinema critic should be subject for court procedure for recommending The Co- coanuts and Animal Crackers as worth seeing. Might be entertainment for in fants and folks of little intelligence. /. D. L. LSI The chicagoan : I like every line of your fine magazine. I cannot tell you which department I like best. The whole magazine is a credit to Chi cago and I wish to congratulate you on your staff— O. H. S. ls? stories of the start of old timers OF THE STAGE: Now that Amy Leslie has retired, how Old Timers of her period and earlier got their start on the stage — interesting, also history. — E. W. D. LSI THE CHICAGOAN: I'm doggone mad. Why don't you put such men as Gene Markey and Carrcno, the artist, back on your staff? The Chi- cacoan was a fine publication until their work failed to appear. G. G. L. ls? ECONOMY SPECTATOR: A new and worthy idea and a paper to In- gathered fondly to the breasts of Chi cago book-lovers. The articles are in formative and readable; Riq At water's story is a knockout. Would that it could be a weekly! E. M. S. ls* PROPOSED STATE INCOME TAX AMEND MENT: Will produce prodigious pay-roll brigade. Republican and Democratic leaders have denounced the proposed State Income Tax Amend ment, which would only be one more tax for the long suffering citizens of the Sovereign state of Illinois, with real estate, personal property, gasoline, au tomobile license, inheritance and fed eral income taxes making the high cost of living unbearable. Oh, Death, where is thy sting? R. /. F. LSI The CHICAGOAN: The greatest publication on the stands today. Couldn't get along without it. -A. /. S. LSI Iost sheep: After attending the ...« above play I am unable to deter mine where the title refers— to the play or the customers. If it is hoped to revive a comatose theatrical season with such hopeless drivel as this, not much hope can be offered. It seems the critics have been overly kind. - -/. H. H. LSI AFRICA SPEAKS: Interesting beyond i all travelogues. I add another to Mae Tinee's three stars; but I could only sleep after persuading myself that the tragic climax was faked— it would be too terrible an indictment, if true. — J.F. LSI The press: It is poignant to our civic pride to contrast Chicago's "World's Greatest Newspaper" to that of New York, in which "All the News That's Fit to Print" is given to you in an admirable typography with the esthetic stressed over the sensational, thus bringing efficient and complete play, book and music reviews. — L. /. W. To the Editors: SUBJECT: COMMENT: VOX PAUCI {Title of play, picture, book or event) SIGNATURE: _ (Sign name in full; initials only tw'// be published if requested.) ADDRESS: TMECWCAGOAN 35 Personal appearances: Despite the obvious reasons on the part of Paramount Publicity, the appearances of such fine clowns as Lillian Roth and Jack Oakie here is yet a good scheme to better acquaint players with spec tators.— E. M. S. LSI Detective showup: During these showups one was constantly im pressed by the questioning detective's kindness to the down and out, his stern ness and fearlessness in dealing with the "big-shots," his sense of decency and his keen desire to do the right thing. I left — a loyal police fan. I shall never waver! — M. D. ARTISTS RICHARD CHASE. HAS produced many things well within the realm of "art" (a word which I timidly use). As a painter of water colors and oils he is significant. He is excessively modest, which is unjustified when one regards his efforts. He has several portraits in oil. They have a more living quality than many which I have seen by other artists. In one or two, the yellow rays of a summer sun almost filter out of the painted surfaces. There is gayety and strength there. His composition and drawing are beyond question in finish. He is one of those sincerely earnest and genuine painters who paint and paint and go on doing so, regard less of fortune or time or the social structure of this indeterminate world. His work is very worth seeing and more worth possessing for the value of the paintings alone, as well as for his name. There is to be an exhibition of fifty recent water colors by Mr. Chase from October first until the twenty- second, at the Chicago Galleries Asso ciation, 220 North Michigan Ave. DAVID LEAVITT: ONE of the most clever and young painters of the Town. A very strong grasp of the essential attitude of mind required by the real thing in art distinguishes him from the bulk of his contemporaries. He paints murals. They are excellent. Also are his wood cuts. I recall one which is a classic of such. It is a simple pattern of flower forms. It happens to be one of those eternally charming concep tions which affect and render pleasant the mind of those persons who are [turn to page 48] to catch the MALOLO for Z^hUiHlU^ FASTER THAN LAST SEASON * BY 72 FULL HOURS The Malolo's 4-day express schedule cut two full days off the run to Honolulu. Matching her luxurious service, Malolo Boat Trains again this season will take you swiftly across the continent to San Francisco without change. The new schedule saves you 12 full hours — and there are three Boat Trains to choose from. WHICH TRAIN SUITS YOUR ITINERARY? 1st Train 2nd Train 3rd Train Leave New York Jan. 20 Feb. 3 Feb. 17 ( Pennsylvania or New York Central) Leave Chicago Jan. 21 Feb, 4 Feb. 18 (C. & N. If.— Overland Route) Leave San Francisco Jan. 24 Feb. 7 Feb. 21 (S.S. Malolo) Arrive Honolulu Jan. 28 Feb. 11 Feb. 25 Pleasant news, too — there's no increase in fares for the extra luxury and convenience of the Malolo Boat Trains. Reservations are handy, both for Boat Train and the Malolo. Just ask your travel agent, railroad agent or: Matson Line 140 So. DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO, ILL. Tel. RANdolph 8344 36 TMECI4ICAC0AN Music Remains the Fashion Sixty-six years ago when Grandpa was a boy, every corner of the haughty old parlor ech oed, as it does now, to the strains of a beauti ful-voiced violin from Lyon & Healy Lyon {yiealy MUSIC Needles to Say By ROBERT POLL AK IT is a far cry from the time when no home was complete without one of those small Victor cabinets and a set of recorded masterpieces headed by Celeste Aida and a squawking version of Alexander's Ragtime Band. Record ing, in the last two decades, has be come an exact and satisfactory science. The capitalists of Camden have come to observe, possibly to their own sur prise, that there is an avid demand for domestic recordings of g(xxl music. They have spent countless thousands improving their gramophones and as sembling the best talent in the world. And, what is still more remarkable, they have not hesitated to issue, along with millions of utterly trivial, evan escent discs, recordings of many mas terpieces, ancient and modern. For inquisitivencss and enterprise the European recording studios arc still a couple of jumps ahead of us. The masters of Polydor, Odeon, and H. M. V. (the English Victor company) have a somewhat more sophisticated public to work on. There are at least two thriving establishments in the East, the Gramophone Shop of New York and H. Royer Smith of Philadelphia, that depend for the bulk of their custom upon the American demand for first class European records. From the standpoint of talent and mechanical perfection, we seem to have a decided edge on the Continent. The average Victor-Stokowski recording can not be beat anywhere. The winter season in New York assembles the finest batch of interpretative talent in the world, and it is not far from Carnegie Hall to the reproducing studios. Then, t<x>, the American manufacturers arc never loath to press an English or German disc in this country if they have half an idea that the public that wants fine records will go for it. The English have been nutty on the subject of gramophones for years. Compton Mackenzie edits a gramo phone magazine with a huge circula tion. Record collectors can be found in every provincial town. There ex ists, with headquarters in London, I believe, a National Gramophone Soci ety that turns out significant recordings annually. The Lyon and Healy record department, which, by the way, is the local center for all fervent gramophiles, had several of the English recordings on display last week. Their latest re leases were the Arnold Bax G major string quartet, played right smartly by four young ladies, a quartet recording of Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, and the Bach Concerto in F. The smartest American magazine on records is the lately established Disques, published by the aforementioned H. Royer Smith of Philadelphia. The most substantial foreign and domestic pressings are given capable review within its pages. And its sprightliness and impartiality indicate that it has no axe to grind in behalf of Victor or Columbia or anyone else. That the season has begun again for first-rate recordings is attested by some of the reviews in the September issue. To wit: A Victor Album, Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead, that lugubrious tone- poem suggested by Boecklin's painting. Played by the Philadelphia Orchestra with the composer conducting. Disques (the review is signed by a T. V. Nep- ravnik) discusses the passing of Rach maninoff as a composer, and concludes that "he hasn't kept pace with new de velopments," and that his immense popularity as a pianist would not keep him from composing if he had some thing vital to say. It concludes, and justly it seems to me, that he has had his high spots, notably in the Second Symphony (admirably recorded by the Cleveland Orchestra), in the Second Concerto, and in this Isle of the Dead. An analysis of the work goes with the review. HERE are other notices. Three or four pages devoted to the Mil- haud Opera-Mmute, those eight-min ute, compact little tragedies that are yet to be heard in this country. The recordings, made by French Columbia, come from the Pro-Musica Society of Paris, the composer directing. The re viewer supplies a synopsis of each miniature and ends with a pungent quotation from Aaron Copland. Two pages more are devoted to a discussion of Jacques Ibcrt and a French recording of his Escales, a suite TWECMICACOAN 37 which Dr. Stock has used for the last two seasons. There are notices for cer tain German excerpts from the Brahms Deutsches Requiem. And so on and so on, even to a page for b<x>k reviews and correspondence. Every recording company of any consequence in the United States advertises in Disques, and they are not averse to mentioning a few popular releases, although the magazine concerns itself almost exclu sively with what is commonly termed "classical" music. The record dealers evidently appreciate its critical intelli gence and its fondness for exploration in European fields. The very nice young lady who helps run the depart ment at Lyon and Healy tells me that her store will carry every record that H. Royer Smith sees fit to mention, and that ought to satisfy the most particu lar collector. FORTHCOMING Victor releases for October include the Brahms Sec ond Symphony, made by Stokowski. The samples I heard were glorious. This work was recorded once before in the United States for Columbia by Dr. Damrosch. The superiority of the new version is obvious. Victor will press in this country the lolanthe album, made originally for the H.M.V. com pany in London. The interpreters are, of course, D'Oyly Carte's good companions, including George Baker, Derek Oldham, and Sidney Granville. They set a standard almost impossible to excel. The record is almost as ir resistible as the opera itself. Also for October release, the spirituals from The Green Pastures, interpreted by the Hall Johnson choir. These go better with Connelly's great play, but you can't have everything. The Columbia list for September is nothing to write home about. This company usually begins to hit its stride about December. It has rendered an invaluable service to the gramophone bugs with the splendid Masters Series, which includes the choice works of Schubert and Beethoven and a hundred other composers. The pallor of the September selection is relieved by a sample from the Don Cossack choir, which is coming to Chicago this win ter; a capable recording of Moussorg- sky's Night on the Bare Mountain, made by Philippe Gaubert and the Paris Conservatory Orchestra; and a luscious disc of Wolf's Italian Serenade for full string choirs. PHIL SPITALNY NEW YORK S Favorite Orchestra Leader Opens an extended engagement SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 11th Coincident with the FORMAL OPENING MARINE DINING ROOM Season 1930-31 The Jinest Concert and "Dance zJltusic in Chicago EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL 5300 Block SHERIDAN ROAD ON LAKE MICHIGAN For Reservations Telephone LONGBEACH 6000 <7k CHICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street THE CHICAGOAN joj So. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois Sirs : I enclose three dollars for which please send me THE CHICAGOAN at the address given below. (Signature). (Address).... 38 ri4E CHICAGOAN BOOKS Our Own Al's Biography By SUSAN W I L B U K WORK never killed does it . . . 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MEDITERRANEAN-Four de luxe 46-d«y cruises by White Star liners Britannic (new) and Adriatic Jan. 8 and 17, Feb. 26, Mar. 7. Covering principal points of tourist interest —Algiers, Italy, Greece, Holy Land, Egypt, etc. $695— $750 up. First Class-$42 0 TOURIST Third Cabin, both including shore program. ADDRESS YOUR INQUIRY for descriptive literature and for the booklet "Watch Your Husband" to Desk H, I. M. M. Company, No. 1 Broadway, New York City. RED STAR LINE WHITE STAR LINE INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY 30 Principal Offices in the United States and Canada. Authorized agents everywhere. HEN Al Capone: The Biogra phy of a Self-Made Man, by Fred D. Paslcy of the Tribune was first announced I meant to ask Loren Car roll of the Post, author of Wild Onion, why people like himself bothered to write gang novels when they might as well write gang biographies and save their imaginations. I see now though that this would be too foolish a ques tion even for an inquiring reporter to ask in the shade of a red and green light. If you stick to the gospel (i. c. front page) truth about him, even the greatest of all gangsters has trouble rounding out a volume. There is none of the usual filler. No pretty baby hood stories. No ancestors. No love life. Except, of course, that anecdote about Mrs. Capone and the thousand dollar bill. And if Mr. Paslcy docs manage to cover respectably over three hundred pages, it is only by including Colosimo, five hundred gangland mur ders, all the misdeeds of Big Bill the Builder, and copious personal remi niscences of Lingle, together with news paper clippings, and a complete sum mary of the mystery up to date. In other words, when Mr. Pasley gets through, there are no Chicago gang biographies left to write. Women's Rights Women A LOCAL feminist recently under went a surgical operation at which six woman doctors officiated. Not a male anywhere about except the gentleman mopping the corridor. And, of course, the baby. I did not stop for details, but hastened home to re read the life of Susan B. Anthony, who made such major triumphs of my own sex possible. Or if you prefer, here is a brand new biography of Lucy Stone, patron saint of Signc Toksvig and all those other women with difficult names who insist upon one's use of them no matter how easy, not to say illustrious, the names the men they have married. Seriously speaking, however, there ought to be more biographies of these ladies of old times who gave us our rights. These two are almost more edifying than the rights themselves. And infinitely more edifying than those of contemporary male uplifters. Henry Ward Bcccher, for instance. Particu- larly when they can be written by such a daughter as Alice Stone Blackwell. Somehow, even after half a century the world at large still seems to think of these early women's rights women as brazen. Not to say a trifle funny. In those bloomers. Viewed more closely, however, they are not only monuments of courage and determina- tion— Lucy Stone was nine years earn ing enough money to start working her way through college (sic) — but models of sweetness, light, industry and all the other feminine virtues. Even of virtues which no longer exist. "An Abandoned Woman" HOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN'S new novel, An Abandoned Woman, is a Chicago story. You can tell, because when any of the characters go to Europe they have to take the Century in order to get back. But as far as any inside dope on the Daily Hews tower, the Lind bergh beacon, the enforcement of the Volstead act, or any other such press ing local matters are concerned, it might as well have been written by Louis Bromfield or Carl Van Vechten - who have lately been giving us some what similar subjects in New York sur roundings. However, this may just be because Mr. O'Brien's characters hail from suburbia. A fact which may also explain why, although the characters, both middle generation and younger, behave in a strictly up to date manner, the plot itself is a trifle Ibsen. It's the nineties since our city Joans, if happily, nay magnificently, married, have taken the trouble to elope with artists. Let alone only to discover the eternal truth that artists will be artists. Skinny Housekeeper SOME booksellers read the books they sell, just as some reviewers read the books they review. One of them accidentally read E. H. Young's William. Later, on the Atlantic, he met the publisher. "Here's hoping," he remarked, "that you get a lot of novels like William when you are in England. William has been a best seller with me. But if you do, for TUE CHICAGOAN 39 heaven's sake have a heart and tip me off." We pass on the tip and hereby warn all readers of hard boiled or mod ernistic tendencies against E. H. Young's latest book, Miss Mole. It is the story of a skinny house keeper, aged forty, who, as a last re sort, takes a job in a minister's family, and thereupon displays sufficient knowledge of Freud and Jung to im prove the psychology of both daughters, enough knowledge of cookery to en danger any reader who happens to be reducing, a generous allowance of old fashioned sentiment, a sense of situa tion which she expresses to the discom fort of others and continual risk to her self, while all the time being out with an ax for the rich cousin who has got her the job to begin with. The whole thing ends in late-flowering romance speeded up by a coincidence. 'Browning vs. Dickinson THE score is now five to three in favor of Emily Dickinson. This is an advance of one point over Eliza beth Barrett Browning in the 1930 race between these two nineteenth century lady poets with heavy fathers. The additional point being due to Mac- gregor Jenkins, author of Emily Dick inson Friend and Neighbor, having again come to bat, this time with a novel which he calls just Emily. Mr. Jenkins tells us at the outset that most of his incidents are fictional, but the astute reader will also detect among them some of the quaint mistakes of early biographers. The wrong beau, for instance. "^Picaresque" THERE are those who read lxx)ks in order to have something to think about or to talk over with their friends. There are also those, I have heard, who read books for the fun of it. For readers of the latter sort I should imagine that David Hamilton's new novel would be just the thing, since it is so utterly unfit for readers of the former. Picaresque is burlesque of such gossamer lightness that to think about or discuss a single page of it would be fatal. Personally I did think some when it came to the neck lace stealing and the musical comedy trial. But you would be surprised what an impractical mood the earlier rogueries kept me in. Mr. Hamilton is the same young Chicago author who startled us last year with Pale War riors. Thelicinot illustrated abort it fur- nlehed with Chippendale piece* of the Knrtt mahog any. They are repreeentalice of Irwin prod uct*. CDTould you enjoy seeing the largest and most brilliant display of truly fine furniture in Chicago? QQoutd you find it to your advantage to make selections from such a showing which includes beautiful., and authentic renditions of historic pieces and present-day adaptations of period styles? GUould you enjoy inspecting this furniture without obligation? Consider this, then, your invitation to our showrooms at 608 8. {Michigan BL See furni ture suited to the nation's richest homes. 8ee, also, furniture of exceptional design and craftsmanship at very moderate prices. Chis is a newer and more convenient way to examine furniture, and if you desire to buy, purchases may be arranged through any recog nized dealer or decorator. Rot>ett ft£ Ixfoin Co Designers and Manuf acturers*of fine furniture for fifty Y«*rs 608 8. JYlicbigan Boulevard 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) 40 TI4Q CHICAGOAN SMART SHOP DIRECTORY KATHARINE WALKER SMITH'S Shops in Evanston and Lake Forest Are showing sport clothes, daytime and evening frocks and coats for fall. 704 Church Street 270 East Deerpath Second Floor € C^e Z£td 6 3 G CHICAGO AVENUE 'eminine Accessories ej< TELEPHONE GREEN LEAf 6666 EVANSTON ILLINOIS sports • afternoon • evening ORRINGTON HOTEL R A N C E S R- jlO- OF 1660 East 55th STREET AT HYDE PARK BOULEVARD VJ* vVv CRACIOUS & cvv HALE FOf DICNITY FOR THE MATRON AND THE CHARM OF YOUTH FOR THE YOUNGER SET Custom Made Suite 201 Pittsfield Building C. Ucfl nl ing 108 N. State St. 220 Stewart Bldg. SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Fall Brides Reap their Harvest By THE CHICAGOENNE EVEN if you haven't as yet found that thick white envelope in your morning's mail you can't afford to pass up all the tricky gifts we discovered this week. Perish the thought, but Christmas is coming right after the fall weddings and if that doesn't stir you, why go get something for yourself. After the end of summer every house hold can stand a dash of something new to overcome the old and blue feeling that haunts us as we crawl back from the country to face the little nook in the crannied wall. For general inspiration you might start on north Michigan and see what Burley's have done to infuse new life into their grand old shop. Things have been moved around and much has been added but the two floors that always delighted me most are just where they were before, with stacks of new items added. The glassware and china floors still carry the gorgeous lines of Minton, Royal Worcester, Val St. Lambert crystal and the loveliest crystals of German, French, Swedish and Ameri can factories, and hunting for gifts here is just as happy as ever. The inter esting change at Burley's is the com plete range of selections they offer in every field. Whether it's furniture or a salad plate, they run the gamut from the finest costly piece to the fine in expensive piece and some of the price tags are staggeringly reasonable. They now carry a very comprehensive col lection of furniture in fine reproduc tions and original designs which are too numerous to be discussed here, but I'll have to say a word about the con venient little day bed they have evolved for the very tiny apartment. This is quite good-looking and com fortable enough to remain in the open all the time, but if you really haven't sufficient room for a spare couch you can fold this bed in the middle and roll it into any clothes closet or odd corner. It takes up hardly any room at all, but if you want to put up some one for the night it can be hauled out in a second and made into a nice bed. Look at their lamps and tables, too, but we'll skip right on to other things. In the crystal you'll find all the con servative old designs and many new pieces. Some of their Pairpoint (American) designs are gorgeous and in the inexpensive glasses the Fostoria ware is lovely. This is here in some very delicate new shades — a lovely soft gold, newer and more shimmery than the usual amber, and an exquisite deli cate violet that makes the airiest, most refreshing table imaginable. Down on the first floor are some splendid repro ductions of old Sheffield plate, very sumptuous looking pieces in the rich grape design and others; shelves and shelves of pewter reproductions and modern pieces; lovely leather things for libraries and desks — you must see the large cigarette box in glistening black Morocco with a brilliant red Royal Doulton dog crouching on the top for a handle. This is a horribly brief resume of a three hours' stalk through the store, but space is space, and there are others to be reported. A brief stop at the little shop oper ated on East Delaware Place by the Eli Bates Settlement House produced several new ideas. This shop offers, of course, the handiwork of the poor who come to the Settlement House and very unusual linens and laces are found here. Besides these they have some of the cleverest bathroom bottles I have ever seen — squat little round ones in colorful opaque glass with the stoppers topped by china dogs, cats, rabbits, all sorts of frisky little animals. A set of these would be a decidedly different gift. AROUND the corner Yamanaka I spreads enchantment from the Orient and no matter in what period a house is developed it needs touches of beauty from China or Japan. Ya< manaka has, of course, very fine Japa nese prints. Some of the rare old originals are collector's items, but they have also a beautiful collection of re productions and modern originals at prices that will make you scream for joy. And those bowls! A delicate celadon, in that hushed rare blue, a glowing gold Peking glass carved in trailing vines, a porcelain bowl, inex pensive but beautifully copied from a rare fifteenth century piece, graceful bronze bowls as flowing in line as the TI4ECUICAG0AN 41 lotus flowers and leaves they represent. If you feel that universal urge to give bookends, make them unique by choos ing a pair like the antique Chinese fig ures mounted on bronze here. The animals that must abound in every modern household romp over all the shelves at Yamanaka. In carnelian, in rose quartz, in ivory and china, they are delightful in their quaint, lovable quality. Down the street is another houseful of things that need a book to describe them. Just a swift prowl through Tatman's brought to light these few items that should lure you over for a look-see of your own : bottoms-up cock tail glasses, the new glasses with a round bulb at the bottom, served up side down on a tiny black tray. You hold out your glass for refreshment and keep it in your hand until it's drained, which should be a great relief for hos tesses who are tired of rings on their best tables and piano top. The new black glass plaques with crystal mono grams are a generally useful and dec orative idea, under plants, drinks, dishes or what have you. Quaint cock tail glasses have colorful old-fashioned bouquets of flowers inside the glass bulb at the bottom, and wine sets with the glasses and bottle embellished by pastel raffia bands should add to the gaiety of evenings. If you don't care to in dulge in one of the costly silver prefer ence chests for cigarettes you might try the inexpensive black lacquer affair Tatman brings from France. This has room for three packages of cigarettes and is very convenient and attractive. MORE fun at Litwinsky's! They have shaken up the stodgy old guest towel habit and evolved the dazzling new finger-tip towels, diminu tive bits of linen that are so much more practical and don't look so sacred as guest towels. These are sold in a range of colors. You get a dozen and hang out a whole rainbow on your towel rack and if they don't create a sensation I'm a false prophet. This enterprising shop has also achieved some glorious effects in the combined silk and linen weave which they assure me will wash as well and stand as much tubbing as any pure linen. The silk threads give the pieces a rare sheen and the combinations of colors in these luncheon sets is delect able — ivory and peach or gold or green. Don't miss the linen set in a [turn to page 42] appealing to Chicago 9s younger set 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 HARDING'S Colonial Room 21 So. Wabash Just South of Madison There is something about Harding's Colo nial Room that is differ ent. The Food! The Service! The Surround ings ! — all combine to make Harding's a res taurant that is truly above the ordinary. Join us today for luncheon, afternoon tea or dinner and see how much like home a restaurant can really be. 42 TWE CHICAGOAN 5 • *• Hi F ML > 1 1 Follow Spring Around the Globe on this WORLD CRUISE Spring'time will start on Dec. 2 for those lucky globe-gadders who sail with Empress of Australia on her round'the-world holiday. Christmas in Holy Lands . . . New Year's Eve in Cairo — 137 brim-full days of new sights, new thrills. MEDITERRANEAN Empress of France slips away from New York Feb. 3 for 73 golden days in and out the Mediterranean's fas cinating harbors. Algiers, Naples, 18 days in Holy Lands and Egypt — these are but a few of our many intriguing visits. Descriptive fold ers and complete rates from your own agent or E. A. KENNEY, Steamship General Agent, 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, III. Telephone Wabash 1904 Canadian Pacific i World's Greatest Travel System [ Carry Canadian Pacific Express | Travellers Cheques — Good I the World Over 616-622 So. Michigan Avenue Sixth Floor CZ/llCQCSO Arcade Bldg. O Now Showing completed line of our dressmaking models from $135.00 up. Special Feature Continuing Alladay Frocks to order, $85.00 to $135.00. Millinery, hosiery, gloves, foundation garments and cos' tume jewelry. GO CHICAGO! Here and There By LUCIA LEWIS THE noise of West Indies cruises begins to sound dimly in the dis tance, and scouts in the field of action have just dashed up with the first im portant despatch of the game. The stunning new Lafayette which the French Line launched this year has been chartered for a West Indies cruise by the Frank Tourist Bureau. The cruise is a short one, just long enough to make a perfect Christmas holiday — and the perfect Christmas gift, if you ask me. From December 20th to January 5 th on this sparkling new motor ship, idling in Nassau and along Haiti, Jamaica and Panama, with the longest stay scheduled for Cuba, and New Year's Eve in Havana, is worth dreaming about even this early in the season. The Lafayette is a spacious and love ly vessel. There's an outdoor swim ming pool and every cabin has its own bath or shower (important measures for comfort on a tropic tour), the splendid ventilating system is the same as that on the luxurious lie de France, and the cuisine and vintages are French Line. What more need be said? IF you are not making the trip from winter to the West Indies you might try the Winter-Hawaii jump. The boat trains of Santa Fe-Lassco sweep you gaily to the gang plank at Los An geles, or the Southern Pacific-Matson boat trains rush the ukulele-bound to San Francisco. The minute you steam out into the Pacific the spirit of the Islands seems to drop upon the ship. Hawaiian orchestras under the stars, skies getting sunnier by day and more romantic by night, the ocean warm and gleaming in every light and peacefully cradling the steamers. Very thought fully, to prepare you for the sand and water life of Hawaii, the Lassco Line carries aboard its flagship, the City of Los Angeles, a supply of the shining sand from Waikiki and has built an attractive young beach about its out door swimming pool. During the day you can start acquir ing that coat of tan and in the eve nings there are gala beach festivals and music for all the world as Hawaiian as the beach at Waikiki itself. THERE are guide books and guide books, but just about all the in' formation that any woman needs to go happily all over the globe is contained in Shopping Around the World, a very enthralling little book designed by the Dollar Line to lure you aboard ship. And well it might, with its tale of laces and silks, of jewels and native pot' tery, brass and leather, Paris clothes in Shanghai and perfumes in Panama. It is charmingly written (by a woman) and helpfully practical at the same time. Since nine out of ten women travel for the joy of collecting unusual things and showing them off at home, they should seize this book with chortles of delight. This office, or the Chicago of fice of the Dollar Line, or the Line's San Francisco office will send you a copy with alacrity — and no charge. ONE of the things you'll have to do if you go anywhere south this winter is to hop somewhere by airplane. Everyone flies down there and the consolidation of Pan American Airways with the South American Nyrba Lines makes this the greatest international air system in the world. For a long time the huge amphibions of Pan-American have been making short work of hops from Miami to Nassau, to Cuba and all the islands of the West Indies. There are special air cruises of the West Indies, short routes to Panama and the interesting cities of Central America, and a network all around the South American continent. Pan American also flies to Mexico City, which is increasing in popularity as a winter resort year by year. It's all very simple and very conv fortable. It enables you to make the most of limited winter vacations. Ar rangements may be made at any south' ern office of Pan-American or right here at the Air Passenger Bureau in the Palmer House before you go. SHOPS [begin on page 41} soft shade like a very young lettuce leaf and the sets in the stunning new tobacco shade. This is a deep glowing tan that is absolutely perfect with wal- T14E CHICAGOAN 43 nut furniture. Their beverage sets are satisfying, too, pastel linens in oblongs that are not so brief that the absent- minded or slightly fuzzy guest will tuck them away in lieu of his handkerchief. And need we remind you that Lit- winsky's sumptuous dinner sets and laces are too wonderful for words, and that their special laundry service will take care of your exquisite pieces so tenderly that you need never have a qualm about having them washed. One of those places that offers so many things that it's hard to describe just a few items is Spaulding-Gorham's. But, ever striving, I leap at the type writer to chatter until the printer says me nay. First of all, before you de cide upon your flatware pattern study the exquisite line and workmanship on the new Gorham Hunt Club pattern, a very classic and distinguished design and very new. The novel items that caught my fancy here were things like the crystal jam jars with sterling silver mountings and spoons, the jars shaped into the forms of pears, apples, pumpkins, pine apples, and the like. A gracious little gift and unusual. Since the reputa tions of many famous cooks have been built on their way with salads you might give the little woman the right start with a French dressing bottle, stoppered with sterling silver, and marked on the sides for just the correct quantities of oil and lemon or vinegar. Another brand new idea is an ice- bucket — don't laugh. This is in sterl ing silver with a cover and built like a thermos bottle so that when you re turn for the second round of drinks, lo, the ice-cubes are still ice-cubes and not a warm puddle of water! One of the most thoroughly adapt able trays I have spotted is a silver one imported for Spaulding-Gorham from England. This has the usual four crystal dishes fitted into it for hors- d'oeuvres. Remove these and insert a silver wire arrangement and you have a grand tray for asparagus service. The wire bottom permits thorough draining and with the tray are a pair of asparagus tongs and a silver pitcher for butter or Hollandaise. If you're not doing asparagus this evening take away all the doo-dads and you still have a splendid tray for anything edible. There's a magnificent silver re production of an old Irish bowl, an un usual caviar serving dish and others — but we need another issue to finish the bridal gift story. The Nelson showrooms at the Drake Hotel should be seen by anyone with a decorative problem Crystal Tableware Occasional Tables Jade, Crystal and Pottery Lamps Exclusive Pieces of Furniture Interior Furnishings W. P. NELSON COMPANY N. J. NELSON President Established 1856 Address Correspondence: 153-159 W. Ohio Street, CHICAGO Telephones: Whitehall 5073-4-5-6-7-8 Chicago Philadelphia New York Cleveland And Now It's Opera < ? ? THE CHICAGOAN, in common with all Chicagoans whose devotion is to the uncommonly good things of life, turns now to Civic Opera. CIVIC OPERA takes its place in the social calendar on the spangled evening of October 27. THE CHICA GOAN takes its place in the smart library and on the best newsstands October 16. ELEVEN full days and nights, then, for opera lovers to revel in Karleton Hackett's delectable article, Tan trums of the 0{>era, to muse over Robert Pollak's lively forecast of the season musically and to double-check The Chicagoenne's pre-opera survey of the Shops About Town . . . all bound snugly, and with many a sparkling feature besides, under James Quigley's gay cover design — The Ofrera CJub Girl DATE of the issue is October 25. It is on the stands October 16. The coupon on page 37 is proof against dis appointment in the event of a run. 44 TMtCMICAGOAN 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 BEAUTY The Charm School Textbook By MARCIA VAUGHN choice of the preferred families SHE perched on her chair at the Drake, a brilliant figure out of a legend, black eyes snapping, thick hair coiled low on her neck, the Lady of the Ads come to life. It was on one of those swift tours that are part of the Rubinstein saga. Not content with building up a tremendous business and changing the appearance of the femi nine world, the brisk little dynamo continues to general her forces and dashes across the ocean seven or eight times a year, to keep in constant touch with the American branch of her busi ness. Helena Rubinstein always brings news and enthusiasm on these dashes and this time she produced the Big Story. With every woman on the face of the earth making an ardent study of her personal appearance and endeavor ing to improve that appearance, it's about time that a really authoritative textbook should be offered to the stu dents. Everyone in the class had better dart right to the bookstore for a copy of The Art of Feminine Beauty, by Helena Rubinstein — it should be there by the time you read this but if it isn't the publisher is Horace Liveright. The book is inspiring in its enthusiasm. Read and reread it from time to time and you can't help but stick to your exercise and diet and nightly skin care as religiously as a Mohammedan to his prayers. And it has a lot of good practical advice based on the shrewd common sense that helps to make its author a Titan in the business world as well as a famous beauty. Another thing that is refreshing in this volume is the lack of self-exploita tion. Contrary to what you might ex pect, there isn't a single mention of a Rubinstein product or any effort to push you towards her salons and toilet preparation counters. In fact, the author seems to me amazingly gener ous in the way she broadcasts recipes for facial concoctions and the like. But don't get the idea that this is a recipe book for preparations that you can buy so much more easily — the recipes are just tacked on at the end for those rare precise souls who don't feel that any one can mix a good cream or sachet as well as they can. (Personally, I feel that the good manufacturers know more than we can ever learn about the art of mixing preparations and. have finer equipment and ingredients.) THE main body of the book is de voted to a series of thoroughgoing discussions upon the beautification of each part of the body by perfect groom' ing and skillful artistry. The chapters on skin care, hair, hands and eyes will help you lay out that daily program of consistent attention that every beauty needs. All the suggestions are prac tical and call for no elaborate ritual, just a certain amount of backbone and mental discipline. A whole section is devoted to diets and the reducing prob lem, treated very reasonably but with a lot of new ideas and fascinating methods suggested by the famous Euro pean Cure establishments to which our wealthy obese flock every year and re turn svelte and healthier. In addition to the diets there is a very complete section on exercises with gorgeous photographs of a perfectly proportioned girl going through each exercise described. A glance at those pictures every morning should be enough to spur you on to heroic efforts in the cause of flatter tummies and slender waists. These exercises are im portant because they are based on the rhythmic principle of achieving grace and flowing lines rather than the bunchy muscles that are produced by the ordinary setting-up exercise and gymnastics used by athletes. A beauty specialist in New York re cently declared that if women would only learn to breathe correctly there would be no fat diaphragms, the bane of the thirties and forties. If this be so, Helena Rubinstein's chapter on breathing, with breathing exercises suggested by the famous Yogi system, ought to do a lot towards making die clinging dresses of the day happier ob jects to wear. The exercises are so easy to take that I sniffed along as directed while I read and it's supris- ing what a fresh, vigorous feeling comes from the right kind of air taken into the lungs in the right way. There are, especially, some simple breathing instructions for relaxation that can be TUE CHICAGOAN 45 followed anywhere, requiring no change of position or obvious effort. These are just snatches in an in tensely interesting story. There's the chapter on bathing — praise be that Madame Rubinstein doesn't follow the current fashion of sneering at our American love of bathtubs. She does, in fact, praise us for it and says that a devotion to the ritual of the bath has always marked the highest civilizations in the history of the world, so there you are. From eyes to feet, every de tail that makes for perfection in the feminine ensemble is studied and built up to greater health and natural beauty and only then does the author launch into a discussion of make-up. Make-up and perfume are always fascinating subjects and here you can revel to your delight and benefit. How to choose colors for the occasion, for the clothes, and for your own type is discussed very thoroughly. How to apply cosmetics and perfume to bring out every tiny bit of personality and charm you possess — well, I look for great things from this little book. Ave, Helena! Items The nice new Hinds products of which I brought you tidings a few weeks ago are now out in their dazzling new packages but still as reasonably priced as before. If you are of the "it's smart to be thrifty" per suasion look for the liquefying cleansing cream, texture cream and lotion in plain white jars with deep Burgundy bakelite tops. The silver lettering on the white and Burgundy makes them a very dis tinguished assortment for any dressing table. Pity the poor blonde! I've seen so many lovely young blondes fade into dim tintypes of themselves or emerge with too metallic hair after an unskillful bleach that I should think they would hail with delight a tonic that promises to \eep blonde hair blonde. It is not a bleach but a genuine tonic that will keep hair healthy as well as naturally golden. (If you aren't a natural blonde just skip this paragraph and don't tinker with it because it won't help you a bit). The blonde tonic is Jane Gurran's who has made a name for herself in the hair world and knows what she is doing. Her prepara tions are at the department stores, I believe, but if they aren't you can get them at Henry's Studio in the Pittsfield Building. * After fussing with liquid polishes at home I've just about decided that it's a rare woman who can apply the colored polishes efficiently by herself. They are splendid, of course, when the professional manicurist fixes you up but for emergencies at home there's nothing like a little bottle of good colorless polish. This doesn't show uneven spots so terribly and you don't have to wipe off the tip with such fearful care. 'AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION" -^^— ^^^ Interesting combina- jd^WSEssssasnigS tion Football Sched- ¦;a ule and Score Card jjj sent free on request. Write for it. Exceptional in Every Detail The finer character of The Drake accommodations, foods and service is reflected in the continued patron age of seasoned travelers . . . and in the extra comfort the guest enjoys. Rates begin at $5.00 per day. Per manent Suites at Special Discounts. the wma^mmmmm^m DRAKE HOTEL, CHICAGO Under Blackstone Management HOTELS DisnncTion FRED STERRY President «S5| JOHN D. OWEN SlJJ# Manager CTke PLflZfl HENRY \MJ President A. ROST -SMs*- IDEALLY located on Fifth Ave nue, at the entrance to Central Park, The Plaza and Savoy-Plaza offer the highest standards of hospitality . . . National Hotel of Cuba, Havana, will open De cember 1?, 1930. THE CHICAGOAN THIS GAS AGE A Consideration of Current Conveyances 46 Rococo House A Modern Swedish Setting Serving Swedish Foods 161 East Ohio Street Sunday Dinner Dinner — Luncheon THURSDAY Special Squab Dinner By CHARLES C. DIMINUTIVE radio sets beneath innocent-looking cowls are bring ing music if not mirth to boulevards from Hyde Park to Glencoe. When the curtain falls on the final act of such plays as we have with us, your up- to-date young man twirls a dial on his instrument board, selects the music sweetest to the ear of his lady fair and speeds at once to the dine and dance place whence her chosen orchestra is broadcasting. Jokes about artificial icing as automotive inducements just around the corner of tomorrow are plentiful but not especially comic. It's more than a good wager that just this is coming. Motors are looking up. No radical changes are expected in the 1931 models, although no one seems to know why certain improvements have not been made. Better illumina tion could be provided for the interiors of most cars, and who wouldn't wel come a fan with the thermometer at 95 and the car stationary at a clogged intersection? Stylish colors in women's clothes are being watched closely by automobile manufacturers. Fashionable hues are reflected in body finish and upholstery. Designers hold that the ladies have an immense influence on the selection of the cars the family is to own. Had they come earlier to this phenomenal deduction, Warshawsky might have be come far less fabulously wealthy and the national eye would have been spared a decade of pretty terrific strain. Perhaps the familiar billboard girl advertising cigarettes is responsible for the rising trend of black as the pre dominating automobile finish. This is the first time since the introduction of lacquer that black has won ascendancy. Before the end of the year, however, blue is expected to regain its place as leader, with green and brown running a spirited race for third place. THERE is a distinct trend toward the low swung automobile, with •long wheelbase, pointed radiator and long body lines. The smart appear ing Cord was one of the first to in corporate these factors. It's becoming a movement. Formal, smart, individual and new, SW E AR IN GEN a model of real distinction is offered in the Duesenberg town car. Body is by Brunn. Exterior is black with a silver leaf stripe on the body moulding and the formal amount of chromium plating on the chassis. Brown broad cloth, imported from France, is used for rear compartment trim. The new V-type 12-cylinder Cadil lac is almost ready for public presenta tion. It will range in price between the V-8 and the V-16, the perfect an swer to the inveterate Cadillac owner's dream of transportation. Studebaker has announced a new Dictator Eight with "free wheeling" and greater power. Marked improvements are in the Century Eight added to the Hupp line recently. Closed model seats are now adjustable. Smoking sets have been built into the backs of front seats in the sedan. COMES now the Bantam Austin, the American version of the British Austin. Tiny automobiles made a bid for popularity a good many years ago but gained slight foothold. They were called cycle cars and used about that way. However, the auto mobile has seen many improvements since that time, and the baby Austin, except for size, compares favorably in appearance with standard American cars. Lines are distinctive, the body well-proportioned, and a red bantam decorates the radiator. Assertion is made that the baby Austin will do 40 miles to the gallon of gasoline and 1,000 miles before oil refilling is re quired, and you may be surprised to learn that the top of the little car is only one and one-half inches lower than the Cord. Persons of average size find ample leg room in the interior of the coupe, which is upholstered in blue corduroy to match the exterior. Other features include disk wheels and a luggage com partment. My prediction is that the tiny automobiles will never exceed in number the older standard-size cars for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, within a year hundreds will be parked not only near the pee-wee golf courses, where the baby cars will naturally com- .<3$t*4 Exclusive 2 lAk £J European JSF^EL71 Restaurant 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 THE CHICAGOAN 47 ARE YOU UP? The drought seems to be over and they are dusting off the doors of the local playhouses. New clothes are in from Paris and new shows in from Holly wood. Contraltos are trilling towards the Civic Opera — in short the SEASON is under way! Alert sophisticates are up on all the new interests of *30''31. Or, if they are a bit dusty, you can see them streaking to the nearest news stand for their fortnightly CHICAGOAN. You can't help being aware of all that's going on, you can't help being a trifle ahead of all your circle if you follow the sprightly columns that make your bright comments on a bright season even brighter. In every issue: Current Entertainment — what to see, what to do, where to dine and dance Town Talk — sees all, hears all, tells all Cinema The Stage Books Music Sports Shops About Town Beauty Art Travel Honestly, can you afford to do without us? plete a minature recreation picture, but at the country club courses, tennis courts, the beaches and elsewhere. Rumor has it that several other manufacturers are preparing to turn out the small cars, in large numbers if demand inci eases. LOVE IS A DREAM I will not cry or utter any reproach Sorry or harsh, and I will not re mind you Of our late love in any cunning way; Hide if you will, and I'll not try to find you, Who am too wise, and will not search the Winter Sadly, or weep, because it holds no May! This have I learned, from many a frosty sky — This have I read, in froth of tide or wave — Love is a dream, and Winter is its grave — Love is a dream, but Winter fades and goes by, And Summer shall be again a threat and an oath And Summer shall be again a vow and a lie! ¦ — DOROTHY DOW. COMMUTER Meet you at four? A cup of tea? My dear, I can't. I must explain — You know I'd love to, but you see I have to catch the four-ten train. The concert Sunday? Chopin, Bach? Oh, I'm afraid I couldn't make it. The only train's at one o'clock — I'd have to skip a meal to take it. Next Friday night? To dine and dance? A night club that is new and snorty? My dear, I'm sorry; there's no chance— The last train's at eleven-forty. Oh why are trains the way they are And why, oh, why, have you no car? — MARJORIE MILLER, for the Season's New Complexion PATTER Yes . . . just as important as the an nouncements of fall frocks is the word from Paris that a new complexion is now the vogue. 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There were some sort of catch-tray around each seat so that ladies might drop their hand-bags, thus eliminating pawing about on the floor chasing stray cosmetics and rolling coins? There were larger foyers for the entr'acte lobby crowd, sufficient passage-way between rows for two people to walk abreast, adequate provision for doing away with late-comers? There were always such convenient and satisfac tory ways of accomplishing anything as there is of securing theater tickets by the use of the coupon below? 1. Application must be received by Thi 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 Thf Chicagoan [See page 2 for prices.] 3. Application must be in writing; telephone orders cannot be ac cepted. Upon receipt of application The Chicagoan will effect reservation of seats and mail to applicant cer tificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theatre box office after 8:00 P. M. on evening of per formance (2:00 P. M. if matinee.) It is suggested that applicants name a second choice of date for which tickets are desired in case Tit* Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service ^WICAGOAN 407 So. 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) $.. ARTISTS [begin on page 3?] fortunate enough to see it. His style is "good modern" which must be held apart from the greater mass of "bad modern11 painting. The American public is often aware of the best mod ern work; David Leavitt, however, will be what he is destined to be, a fine expression in Contemporary American painting. JAN JUTA: SOUTH AFRICAN painter who will soon be in Chicago to install a mural. The man is son of the dip lomatically celebrated Jutas of the Dark Continent. Breaking away from the rather insistent family calling, he car ried on his painting. Now, after sev eral years of his youth spent in the high places of the active centers of civilization, he has arrived at the point where his work is recognized for its pure value, apart from himself. Inti mate of Bolitho, D. H. Lawrence, and a credible thousand others, he knows without speaking of the elements of art (again I use this word timidly) and living. Also his books, written during past summers, on the Mediterranean Isles, are tremendously enjoyable read ing. OROZCO: FAMOUS contemporary of Diego Rivera, in Mexico. His murals for the National preparatory school in the City of Mexico, are acclaimed and held at an indisputable height of estimation in the minds of those who know and speak of creative effort. He makes lithographs as well as murals. They are in Chicago, on exhibit. His subjects are, in a different way, akin to Goya's. Dark, and hinting of morbid death, vivid, and eloquent of the sorrows of man, and the turbulent planes of the passage through life, are those render ings of Orozico's. Like those men of the past, the masters of religious paint ing, his paintings and drawings are great, in spite of the story revealed. As a painter he refuses to draw only the pretty, half realistic aspects of life. Courage is required when murder, rot ting graves and unburied corpses are to be pictured. Some of his lithographs are at the very smart and modern gal lery of Walden-Dudensing, in the Palmolive Building. —PHILIP NESBITT. TAMPA'S FOREMOST HOTEL . . . HOTEL FLORIDAN The Crystal Dining Room . . . 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