October 25, 1930 Price 15 Cents nnouncing the arrival of MANY NEW AND VERY INTERESTING PIECES RELEASED SINCE THE FORMAL PARIS OPENINGS (fllarilia ( UUeaikerecl cJliofrs TWECI4ICAG0AN i When the great curtain rises on the opening night of Opera, the Brilliant Season is on. Promi nent among those present will he the gown of velvet with a bodice of brilliants; the whimsical wrap, half ermine half velvet; the Queenly coat of ermine, and others . . . from our Sixth Floor. MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY 2 TUE CHICAGOAN THEATER zJxCusical ?ARTISTS AHD MODELS — Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Phil Baker, Aileen Stanley, James Barton, Shaw and Lee and nudes, black' outs and gags. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Evening, $4.40. Wednesday and Satur- day mat., $3.00. Saturday evenings, $5.50. MTHREE LITTLE GIRLS— Great North ern, 26 W. Jackson, Central 8240. A. very nice Viennese operetta with lots of music. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Eve nings, $3.85, Saturday evening, $4.40. Wednesday mat., $2.50. Saturday mat., $3.00. ^STRIKE UP THE BAND— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Gershwin' Ryskind-Kaufman musical comedy satire on war and Babbitts with Clark and Mc Cullough. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Eve nings, $4.40. Saturday matinee, $3.00. Reviewed in this issue. Tirama *THE HOUSE OF FEAR— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Mys tery comedy thriller with a lot of the old hokum. Cecil Spooner heads the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. *SEX— Garrick, 64 W. Randolph. Cen tral 8240. Big, blonde Mae West follows the British navy and vice versa. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00. Saturday mat., $2.50. ?LOST SHEEP— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. English farce with a unique situation and a happy love story. Cecelia Loftus heading the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. ?YOUNG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Randolph. Central 8240. Dorothy Ap pleby and Raymond Guion in a sexy comedy of flaming youth. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. +DISHOHORED LAD Y— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Melodrama with Katharine Cornell slighting several social codes in her own inimitable way. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wed. and Sat. matinees, $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. ?TOPAZE— Princess, 319 S. Clark. Cen tral 8240. First of the Dramatic League presentations wherein a school teacher enters the world of business. Frank Morgan in the leading role. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Mati nees, $2.00. Also by subscription. Re viewed in this issue. "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Opera, by ]ames Quigley Cover Design Current Entertainment Page 2 Music and the Lights 4 Editorial 9 To the Opera, by Karleton Hac\ett.... 1 1 Matrimony, by Irma Selz 13 Number One LaSalle, by Victor Haveman 14 The Meanest Rat in the World, by Romola Voynow 15 Verdi's Sir John, by William Mar\ Young 17 The Big Game, by Donald Plant 18 Distinguished Chicagoans, by J. H. E. Clar\ 19 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 21 Hooverism, by Henri 22 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 32 Topaze, by Nat Karson 34 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.... 38 Fish Story, by Sandor 40 Music, by Robert Polla\ 42 Artists, by Philip J^esbitt 44 Poem, by Dorothy Dow 45 Opera Shopping, by The Chicago' enne 46 Books, by Susan Wilbur 48 Shops About Town 50 Go Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 52 This Gas Age, by Charles C. Swear' ingen 54 Sports Dial $6 THE CHICAGOANS Theatre Ticket Service Star* opposite theatres listed above indicate plays to which tickets may be purchased in advance at box office prices by readers of The Chicagoan. A convenient form for use in fil ing application is provided on page 49. ?THE FIREBRAND— Goodman Memorial, Lakefront at Monroe. Central 4030. Romantic comedy based on the life of Benvenuto Cellini. For four weeks. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $2.00. Friday matinee, $2.00. ?THE APPLE CART— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. The Guild offers Shaw's new play about Democracy with Tom Powers and Violet Kemble Cooper. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Eve-. nings, $3.00. Wed. mat, $2.00. Sat. mat., $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. ¥IT'S A WISE CHILD— Erlanger, 178 N. Clark. State 2460. Entertaining com edy of small-town life and characters. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $3.00. Saturday evenings, $3.85. Sat urday mat., $2.50. To be reviewed later. ?THE CHINESE BUNGALOW— Stude baker, 418 S. Michigan. Harrison 2792. Walker Whiteside in one of those things in which you'd expect to find Walker Whiteside. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $2.50. Wednesday mat., $1.50. Saturday mat., $2.00. •KUNCLE VANYA— Harris, 170 N. Dearborn. Central 8240. Lillian Gish in Chekhov's comedy, as it is called, of frustration, produced by Ted Harris. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00. Saturday mat., $2.50. Opening, Oct. 20. ?CIVIC SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY— Civic Theater, Wacker Drive at Wash ington. Franklin 5440. Frits Leiber and his players present eight of the Bard's plays from Oct. 27 to Dec. 20. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, and Saturday mat., $2.50. Wednesday mat., $2.00. Also by subscription. BLUE BIRD— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. First of the Junior League's plays for children. Nov. 1 through Dec. 6. Ticket prices, $1.50, $1.00, $0.50. Also by coupon books. Saturday mornings at 10:30. CINEMA ?PUNCH AND JUDY— Van Buren at Michigan — Griffith's Abraham Lincoln under perfect exhibition conditions and in good company. Continuous, 1 :00 to 6:00 at 75c; 6:00 to 11:00, $1.00. Re served seats in smoking loge, $1.00; after 6:00, $2.00. WOODS— Randolph at Dearborn — - A Lady Surrenders, introducing Genevieve Tobin to cinema, in continuous exhibi tion at standard prices. UHITED ARTISTS— Randolph at Dear born — Best continuous-run cinema down town . ROOSEVELT— State at Randolph— Usual ly a lively program, often a good one, in continuous unfoldment. [continued on page four] The Chicagoan— Martin J. Quigley, Publisher and Editor; W. R. Weaver, Managing Editor; published fortnightly by the Chicagoan Publish ing Co., 407 South Dearborn St., Chicago, 111. New York Office: 565 Fifth Ave. Los Angeles Office: 1605 North Cahuenga St. Pacific Coast Office: Simpson-Reilly, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles; Russ Building, San Francisco. 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Regular subscription program. Friday afternoons, Saturday evenings. Twelve Tuesday afternoon concerts, two series of Young People's concerts and the Popular concerts on sec ond and fourth Thursday evenings. The fortieth season. Frederick Stock, conduc tor. Telephone for program information. CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA— Opening on October 27 for its twentieth year and second 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. LITTLE SYMPHONY ENSEMBLE— Ful- lerton Hall, The Art Institute. Con certs every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 and 4:15. George Dasch, conductor. CONCERTS— Geraldine Farrar, lyric so prano, 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 lead ing, recital, Studebaker Theater, Oct. 26, 3:30. La Argentina, dancer, recital, Or chestra Hall, Tuesday evening, Oct. 28. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. At the bridge and catering to masculine as well as feminine tastes. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Harrison 1060. Especially as a luncheon choice, well served and well attended. ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL— 316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! HENRfCI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. Substantial menu, superb coffee and no orchestral dinner music. JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. An astonish ing selection of delicacies from the deep; wonderfully prepared. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Popular, efficient, and a nice variety of good foodstuffs. RED STAR INN— H28 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. Abounding with noble Teu tonic victuals and continental quiet. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan.. Wabash 1088. Lofty, both in altitude.„and atmos phere with notable cuisine and service. MAISONETTE RUSSE — 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Russian Euro pean dishes and a concert string trio dur ing dinner hours. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Luncheon, tea, dinner and even breakfast in a most mod ern setting. /ULIEN'S— 1009 N. Rush. Delaware 4341. Huge portions and Mama Julien's broad smile. Better telephone for reservations. PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Harrison 1975. There's always that view of the lake and the cuisine is equally fine. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish menu and service well worth your inspection. LE PETIT GOURMET— 619 N. Michigan. Superior 1184. For luncheon, tea or din ner — deft service and fine cuisine. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Supe rior 9697. Exquisite foodstuffs and that Old Spanish atmosphere. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. Sound, hearty German dishes appealing to those who would be well fed. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans — Parisian cuisine, alert ser vice and hospitality. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. A bless ing in a neighborhood where good restau rants are scarce. RICKETT'S — 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Purveyors of steaks and sandwiches to the late-at-night crowd. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. Capable service and always a menu that satisfies everyone. JACQUES'— 540 Briar Place and 180 E. Delaware. Two French dining rooms of fering tempting meals impeccably served. NINE HUNDRED — 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. For one thing there's the cuisine; and another reason, if neces sary, is atmosphere. ^hCorning — Noon — Nigh t COKGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Tom Gerun and his orchestra in the Pompeiian Room and later in the Balloon Room. Service a la carte and no cover charge. Joska de Babary in the Louis XVI Room. Dinner $2.50, no cover charge. HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his or chestra, always favorites of the Town, drawing crowds of nice young people to the Blue Fountain Room with sweet music for dinner and supper dancing. Dinner, $1.50. Supper, $1.00. No cover charge. DRAKE HOTEL — Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. One of the distinctive spots. Clyde McCoy and his orchestra and the excellent Drake menu. Service a la carte. Peter Ferris in charge. During the week, cover charge $1.25; Sat urday, $2.50. In the Italian Room — table d'hote dinner, $2.00. STEVENS HOTEL — 730 S. Michigan, Wabash 4400. A tremendous establish ment and lively. Cope Harvey and his band in the main dining room. Dinners. $2.00 and $3.00. In the Colchester Grill — dinner, $1.50 and music. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Supe rior 2380. Unrivalled service and inter esting a la carte menu in the smart Cafe, a delight to the most fastidious diner. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Fine menu and service. Music, too. Dinners, $2.00 and $1:50. Eisemann oversees. BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Michi gan. Harrison 4300. Skilled service and exceptional cuisine — a la carte — that are traditional. Margraff directs the Black- stone String Quintette. Otto Staack pre sides. SHORELAHD HOTEL— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The customary dis tinctive Shoreland menu and service for the diner out south. Musical accompani ment. Dinner, $2.00. PALMER HOUSE— State at Monroe. Ran* dolph 7500. The Palmer House orchestra in the Empire Room. Dinner, $2.50. Mutschler greets. Victorian Room, din* ner, $2.00, and Gartmann in charge. Chi' cago Room, dinner, $1.50. Horrmann will arrange. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. The new College Inn, magnificent in color, lighting and design. Ben Bernie and his orchestra. Maurie Sherman for tea dancing. Gene Fosdick at the Bal Tabarin Saturday evenings. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL — 181 Lakeshore Drive. Superior 8500. A thor oughly knowing place with admirable ser vice and cuisine. Dinner, $2.50 and no dancing. Langsdor is maitre. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Wal ton Place. Superior 4264. The Town Club, Oriental Room and Silver Room, particularly for private parties. Dinners in the main dining room, $1.25. In the Coffee Shop, $1.00. EDGE WATER BEACH HOTEL— 5349 Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Phil Spitalny and his orchestra in the Marine Dining Room. Cover charge during the week, $1.00. Saturday, formal, $2.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $2.50. BELMONT HOTEL— 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. Appetizing menu and superb service for the mid-northside diner. No dancing. Dinner, $2.00. BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Memorable German dishes and the service is a duty. Grubel is headwaiter. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. Where traditions of American cooking are preserved. Sand- rock is maitre. Dusk Till Dawn CLUB METROPOLE— 2300 S. Michigan. Victory 3400. Music by Art Kassel and his band and a revue make the evening lively. Cover charge after nine, $1.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charley Straight and his band play the tunes and there's a good floor show. Cover charge, $1.00 during the week. Satur day, $1.50. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and Southern dishes and a lot of music by Willie Neuberger and his boys. Cover charge after nine, $1.50. Gene Harris greets. TERRACE GARDENS— Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. As usual, the fine Morrison menu; George Devron and his orchestra play. A la carte service. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. No cover charge. Shaefer directs. CASA GRANADA— 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Paul Whiteman and his famous band are sojourning here. Weekly cover charge, $1.00. Saturday, $1.50, Dinners, $2.50 and $3.00. CLUB ROXY— 79th St. and Stony Island. Saginaw 2800. Remodeled and redeco rated and very nice, too. Vin Conley and his boys play. Cover charge after nine, 50 cents. Williams oversees. BLACKHAWK— 139 N. Wabash. Dear born 6262. Coon-Sanders and their Nighthawks, old settlers in the Town, and the justly popular Blackhawk cuisine. (Warning: Also Frank Libuse, the trick waiter.) Dinner, $2.00. COLOSIMO'S— 2126 S. Wabash. Calumet 1127. Jimmy Meo and his band play after seven. Service a la carte with 50 cents cover charge. Before seven, dinner, $1.50 and no cover charge. THE CHICAGOAN When You Travel... Go Smartly With the Luxurious Conven ience these Modern Ever- so-good looking Hortmann Things Afford. HARTMANN TRAVEL-SHOP 178 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE There's a flair and dash to a new season Hartmann luggage that sug gests London, Parish-Smart Cross ings and people who know. You'll find Hartmann Luggage in matched groups of course — inher ently smart, unquestionably good looking. There's nothing sturdier, more distinguished to be had. 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Fifth Avenue, NEW YORK Associated S teres in EVANSTON PALM BEACH ATLANTA PARIS SOUTHAMPTON THE CUICAGOAN WHEN s LITTLE /HOE /TAY/ HOME. / \^Jf £ or lea-1 ime the Salon /Sponsors SATIN FAILLE In the candle -lighted hours ol dusk belore an open fire . . . your mends will drop in to sip tea, to tell and talk about amusing nothings, to ask you where you found such darling and adorable new slippers! 1 he Oalon created them specially lor such leisure moments . . . and they re but one example ol our charming, new 4 9 clock Originals. You'll Want a Bag to Match . . . for Sometimes You // lea at the C/no . . . Th e SALON »/ WOLOCK anJ BAUER MICHIGAN AVENUE AT MADISON Melancholia WE glide toward our fourth anniversary with a dawn ing conviction that sterner years lie beyond. A substantial something suspiciously like a Destiny has begun to draw us into its shadow. Already we sense the dim outlines of a Purpose. Squirm as we may, we cannot longer deny, even to ourself , that we are about to have a Mission thrust upon us. We find in our morning mail a letter from the Grand Hotel at Halsingborg, Sweden, in which Miss Vin Lindhe of Dallas, Texas, remarks, "When I left Texas for Viking country I made a grievous mistake. I neglected to take my blessings with me, i.e., issues of The Chicagoan . . . I'd trade the nearness of Ibsen, Grieg, Strindberg, Lagerlof and Zorn this minute for Riq's Town Talk, an article by James Weber Linn and the book page." And next in the pile we come upon this from Mr. H. Barris, postmarked Aruba, Dutch West Indies: "Having gone without The Chi cagoan for six months, and almost gone native as a result, enclosed find script for value to six dollars. Not having a subscription blank, I'm enclosing the same amount as the subscription to The Hew Jor\er, a publication which I take as a means of proving how valuable The Chicagoan truly is. Please notify if the amount is not sufficient.'" It is this kind of thing that unnerves us, contented as we've been in the simple belief that our punctiliously local musings uttered for strictly local consumption were with out consequence beyond our border. This distinctly pro vincial conception of our job has kept it pleasant, enjoy able, a work of love if you'll pardon the sentiment. And now, quite plainly, we're to be commandeered into sig nificant, even international service. We shrink from the problem of devising proper substance for readers in Hal singborg, Aruba, Buenos Aires — where we had at least one before the shooting began — and points between. This weighty obligation wasn't in the contract and it grieves us. We'll try to bear up, of course, but we've issued instruc tions that no envelopes postmarked Dubuque be brought to this desk. A couple of letters from those estimable ladies would just about complete our heartbreak. Chicago Day CHICAGO DAY turned out to be quite a day. Speak ing was indulged in by experts, marching was achieved, guns were fired and balloons soared over the lake front ... we saw them from our window. Exactly how much speaking, exactly what was said, pre cisely how much marching, how many guns and how many balloons are matters of opinion. The Herald'Exami- ner account, bulwarked by four pages of pictures, has it that everybody who is anybody and several thousands who are not came down to hear Mr. William Randolph Hearst and Mayor Thompson exchange sweet nothings. The Tribune account, illustrated by two pictures, denies that extensive patronage was enjoyed and adds that Mr. Len Small was the third occupant of the rostrum. The truth, we suspect, lies somewhere near the fifty- yard line. It's becoming difficult to learn from the daily press anything definite or conclusive about yesterday's events. A while ago the Tribune alleged that 1 50,000 per sons attended a musicale staged at Soldier Field ... no other paper even affirmed the fact of the musicale. This time, however, there is agreement on two essential points. First, it is agreed that Mr. Hearst was present. Second, it is agreed that Mr. Hearst's presence inspired Mayor Thompson to public appearance and utterance. This makes it, beyond question, a significant occasion. Of what we are not at all sure. Gangster? WE'VE finally met a gangster. We didn't suspect it until he identified himself. An Oxford man, his English untouched by seven months in Joliet, he came in to sell us a series of articles on gangsters. A group of them had sent him. They wanted a certain point regis tered. This was it: This gangster's associates, university men like himself, objected to the prevalent use of the word hoodlum. They are, they insist, educated men. Some have been lawyers, doctors, several have occupied chairs in institutions of learn ing, and they resent the implication. Our visitor, who gave a faultlessly assumed name to get by our outer barrier, wished to write three articles in which he would reveal the complete literacy of various individuals whose names sel dom appear further back in the newspaper than Page One. Additionally, he would sketch the logic by which they jus tify their position— this part is pretty tough on police and judiciary — and explain that no gangster shoots Al Capone because he is their emancipator, the man who made Chi cago safe for criminals, so that even his enemies operate more freely because he lives and controls. We listened, suggested that he write the articles and submit them to us, by mail, and were pleased when he de parted with the assertion that he would "pull no job" before completing them. He seems to have changed his mind about this, for he hasn't been back. We forgot about the mat ter altogether until the Public Enemies began trooping into City Hall and making cash deposits of $50,000 each for a few days of freedom. Now we're inclined to believe our visitor knew his subject. Hoodlum is not a $50,000 word> On Editorials ONE of the editorial writers for The Chicago Tribune entertained himself and readers in a recent Sunday edition by explaining at length why editorial writers do not sign their names. The explanation became an essay, skidded for a space into narrative and finished on one of those B-flat minors that are the delight of editorial penmen throughout the broad world. It was a grand piece of writing. The reasons given were good. Editorials, the writer ex plained, were expressions of policy formulated by many people over a long period. The newspaper spoke in its editorials, not the editor, nor the pub- (Turn to page 13J 10 THE CHICAGOAN Henry Waxman The Fentori Pump . . . On a Walking Last G/elina.i.a new version of a famous masterpiece.. the Fenton Last Opera Pump.. is a walking shoe with a built up leather heel. .a shoe smart women dre wearing for their run-about-town hours.. in either black or brown suede trimmed in calf. 1 2.50 Saks-Fifth Avenue North Michigan at Chestnut TUE CHICAGOAN n n RAND OPERA. that lately evoked three rousing cheers from half cowed but still resent ful captives dragging their chains behind culture's car. Even though the voice left something to be desired, the sentiment went over. Yet how many of our most vivid memories cluster about the opera house? Of those glorious days when we were twenty-one and Calve was Carmen, Jean de Reszke was Lohengrin and there were all the other great ones of the Golden Age! Grand opera. Oh, yes, we know full well that it is a hybrid, neither fish, flesh nor fowl, nor good red herring, and not to be considered seriously by the solemn- eyed seekers after the Truth of Art. Have we not had all the changes rung on the theme by the serious-minded since Joseph Addison told the Britishers all about its futilities these two centuries ago? (Though, just to keep the record clear, it may be whispered once again, as the tradition has been awhispering down the ages — that is, if a tradition can whisper — that gentleman Joe, when the management neglected to send him the expected tickets, was wont to touch them up a bit, for the honor of a Free and Independent Press. But then, he never did feel quite at. home in the theater, his genius not lying that way.) Is it necessary at this day to state that we realise that the men and women of our actual world do not get a full orchestra together and pour forth their joys and sorrows on High C? In point of fact, as we jolly well know, most of them could not hit a High C at any price, even if one of our most popular business men still proudly boasts of having done it once — though, if pressed, will admit to having had several shots of courage at the time. And as for the full, or- ¦'01 12 TUECUICAGOAN chestra; think of the union scale, to say nothing of the noise on State Street! BUT the glory of it, with its pomp and pageantry! The beautiful ladies with flashing eyes outgleaming the famous jewels, and father himself, for all his preliminary growling, think ing he makes something of a figure once he has donned his full regalia. Does the human love to bedeck himself and mix with his fellows in some grandiose spectacle (is the peacock a hen?), and what is the use of getting all dressed up if there is nowhere to go? And how those nights stand out in the recollection! Fidelio with Ternina at Munich; Tristan und Isolde with Nordica and Schumann-Heink, Jean and Edouard de Resske and Van Rooy at Covent Garden; the first perform ance of La Cavalleria Rusticana at Florence with Bellincioni and Stagno; Otello with Tomagno and Maurel at Rome; Die Coetterdaemmerung at Bayreuth; Louise at the Comique in Paris; Salome at Leipsig; Die Wal- \uere at Berlin; and Aida at La Scala! Would our life have been richer and our devotion to the Highest in Art purer had we stayed away? Have we had operatic high lights right here at home? We have. The very name of The Auditorium brings before us a host of great ones the mere thought of whom fairly sets the mouths of the old guard awatering. Now it is the chosen home of Pee Wee golf; but what of it? The memory remains — and years ago we had a tennis club there; B. L. T, the well beloved, Will Carleton, Tom Tallmadge, Guy Hardy and — once — Percy Hammond. Spring evenings when the company was on tour; and before the Volstead act. WHAT were the highest vocal lights? The young Caruso in I Pagliacci with that great phrase (which nobody else has ever been quite able to do) "a venti tre ore." I sat in one of the boxes of the upper tier on the left — having been invited — so when he parted the curtain of the miniature stage he was exactly facing me. "A venti tre ore" with the "tre" on the High B and tossed off with a buoyant brilliance that brought it to us on the very wings of song. The perfection of tonal beauty, that is, as near as it is permitted humans to achieve perfec tion. Just for power, sheer, compelling power of the climax, was it "dt quella pira" with Tomagno or Tita Ruffo that first year in the "prologue"? There never was a voice like Tomagno's, the tone like a silver trumpet and of a resonance such that when he took the final high tone you lost consciousness of chorus and orchestra and heard nothing but that swelling sound. Muratore in that outburst in the last scene of Romeo and ]uliet, "e\\e est vivante"! The cry of anguish wrong from the very heartstrings of music. The romantic ideal, worth waiting through five acts until twenty minutes to twelve just to hear him sing it. Pelleas et Melisande with Mary Garden. The first matinee given by our company, the first one that we ever owned. That unforgetable afternoon on which a new realm of art was re vealed to us. But, alas, if some of us (why not pat ourselves on the back?) knew that a new note of wondrous beauty had been sounded, for the gen erality it was too tough a nut to crack. So the second performance brought out one of the smallest houses on rec ord, though two drifted in and sat right in front of me. He, from Mon tana and having sold to advantage two car loads of beef critters, was out to make whoopee; she, not catalogued. At the first intermission he turned, say ing: "Excuse me, sir, but they haven't changed the bill or anything, have they? This is Mary Garden?" I as sured him that all was as advertised. "Well, it don't seem to me like she sings like Patti," and shortly he faded. aS we were leaving after the first /"\ performance of Louise, another of our high lights, there was that grande dame, one whose word was law in the social world, with that sense of financial fitness which is the hallmark of our aristocracy, saying, bitterly "The very idea of paying five dollars just to see Mary Garden in a shirt waist suit!" Then the sweet young thing with the wide eyes of wonder who says, "And do you really go every night?" and the sympathetic, sad-eyed one who condoles, "Do you really have to go every night, and repetitions, too?" Ah! But in the theater you never know, and that's the fun of it. A wary old-timer hardly dares invite his soul in a momentary closing of the eyes, not even in Lucia, lest something should break loose at that exact in stant. It was a repetition of Tosca with Rosa Raisa and an Italian tenor named Dolci, a big fellow well rounded out with lots of spaghetti and Chianti. It had come to the last act when, by the union rules, the last critic should long since have been on his way. But I must have had a hunch Dolci had been duly shot by the firing squad, the black cloak had been duly stretched over his quivering re mains and the army had duly filed out in accordance with the best operatic traditions — no one in step with any other one nor in time to the music. Mme. Raisa, after a cautious look around, joyfully approached her heart's beloved with a "hist," "hist," that he might know the coast was clear, at which he would leap to his feet, clasp her in his loving arms and they would go far, far away to begin life anew. Of course, in accordance with the stage directions, he did not move, so she drew back the cloak and saw that she had been double crossed by Scarpia and he was not alive but killed dead. (Not really, you understand, but just in the play.) In the uncontrollable paroxysm of agonized grief she hurled herself upon his manly bosom crying out his name in terrified accents. Now you can well understand, or could if you would think about it, that such little bits of business have to be very carefully ad justed. The artist must in truth" Seem to hurl herself with reckless abandon, but in point of fact not too hurKshly, and being sure to land on the right place, high up on the chest where the bone structure is strongest. But Mme. Raisa, being still young in the trade and impulsive, miscalculated and landed plump on Dolci's soft and un protected abdomen! He let out a grunt that was heard away up in the top seats of the balcony, while his arms and legs shot straight up in the air. CAN you blame him? Think of having a good hundred and thirty pounds of young woman in fine hard condition land kerplunk on your ab domen. Have a heart. What did the audience do? What would you have done? Never did Mme. Raisa make such good time to that parapet wall and never did she jump so far and wide. And never did she make the same mistake again. Many a tired business man renewed his subscription that very night, not having had such a laugh in years. They still keep up the breed. It would be invidious to mention names too close at home, but at Ravinia in TMECWICAGOAN 13 the summer and over at The Civic in the winter, you will find them of the true race. Establishing standards and making the tradition for the new gen eration. So they, too, when they shall have become the Old Guard, will be able to brag about the good old days and view with alarm the antics of the then new generation. For the more it changes the more it remains the same. EDITORIAL On Editorials [begin on page 9] lisher, nor the editorial writer. He did not confess, and so we do, that editorial writers write editorials about editorials when and only when there is nothing else to write about. Which is our ex planation of this one. We have, however, a quite different reason for not signing the editorials appearing in this paper. They are, as a matter of fact, without root in an tiquity and without benefit of multiple concentration. A good many of them are so distinctly personal — like the one we mean to write some day about Dar- row hiring out to the gangsters— that they probably do not qualify as edi torials at all by the Tribune definition. Whatever they may be, however, our reasons for not signing them are sim ple. If they're good they don't need a signature, and if they aren't a sig nature wouldn't make them good. We're human enough to suspect that our reasons apply in a 99 44/100% majority of cases. IN QUOTES Heywood Broun: There must be a theme even in the lightest dramatic confection, or it cannot hold the in terest of the author. \m Bishop James Cannon, Jr.: Pro hibition — or at least greater restrictions on the sale of liquor — has a good chance in Brazil. Alfred Kreymborg: I-re-mi-fa- sol-fa-mi-love-her-mi-fa-so-la-sol-fa-and- she-sol-la-ci-do-ci-la-loves-ci-do-ci-la-sol- la-fa-mi-loves-me-re-mi-re-do. Westbrook Pegler: Well, folks, there you are— what did I tell you? Rupert Hughes: If being faith ful were not an exertion, there would be less virtue in it. "I wonder what we talked about before we were married'' Robert E. Sherwood: The Public at large demands on the screen that which is most strenuously denied it in its everyday life. Arthur Brisbane: Changes come suddenly. Frank J. Loesch: I don't know who killed Lingle, but I know why he was killed; and that is very interesting. Wl Deems Taylor: Fully a third of my own concert-going last season was done over the radio. Jack Elder: A long, high spiral punt sails through the air and into the waiting arms of a receiver. Alexander Woollcott: Now that it is considered de rigueur to read detective stories, I hope that it will oc cur to our better authors that it is quite all right to write them too. \M Judge John H. Lyle: Wouldn't you like a nice quick trial in my court? Harvey T. Woodruff : Cubs won the city series because they packed more force in their bats than the White Sox and fielded more efficiently. Warren Brown: The Cardinals will breeze in. Edgar Lee Masters: Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom and Charley? Zane Grey: He was a young man in years, but he had the hard face and eagle eye of one matured in experience of that wild country. Clarence D arrow: There is a satisfied glow on the face of the Ameri can tourist in Ontario. \m William Lyon Phelps: In this blessed month of October we are cele brating the two thousandth birthday of Virgil. \M Kathleen Norris: Going down stairs her heart rose on wings and she felt suffocated, but when she saw him her mood experienced a sudden chill. MacKinlay Kantor: The police officer whisked aside his coat and a bright badge sparkled. \M President Hoover: We know there is no financial, traditional or military imperialism in the American heart. 14 TME CHICAGOAN -^ t 1 1 BEACON, BEACON . . ." l^umber One LaSalle rears its bold crest in flat denial of the crimson beacon — positive ly appearing at every performance atop the LaSalle Wac\er Building — donated in last issue by a former Chicagoan captionist. (Both photographs by Victor Haveman.) TI4E CHICAGOAN 15 THE MEANEST RAT IN THE WORLD Pinkerton Hounds an International Confidence Man By ROMOLA VOYNOW WILLIAM ALLAN PINKERTON, feared and respected all over the world as Billy, "the Eye," was known all his life as one of the most humane of God's creatures. Tireless and merciless as he was in pursuit of the criminal, it was yet uni versally known that noth ing gladdened his heart so much as the opportunity to help some poor wretch to go straight. No sentimen tality ever interfered with Billy's mission of pursuing the law-breaker and bring ing him to justice, and yet no man could be quicker than he to extend the hand of forgiveness. He be lieved that every criminal had within him the germ of the honest man, and he would be' the first to recog nise the desire to do right in the most hardened wrongdoer. There was, he maintained throughout the course of his life, no man who wouldn't want to be honest. No man, save one. There was a most urgent call for Mr. Pinkerton to go to Washington. The appeal was for him personally, and the affair was of so delicate a nature that the client felt no one could handle it save the great detective himself. In Washington, Pinkerton found a distraught gentleman awaiting him. He was a United States Senator, of good family and impeccable reputation, who was begging Pinkerton to investi gate a reputed blot on the family scutcheon. It was a sad and sordid story the Senator had to tell, concerning the niece who lived with him as his daugh ter and a young man who had been the Senator's secretary for many months. The man had come into his employ fortified with many letters of recom mendation and was recommended fur ther by his own appearance and personality. The man had at his fin ger-tips a vast store of knowledge, ac quaintance with the workings of legislative bodies of the country, a mastery of international law and the ability to speak fourteen languages. The Senator was forced to admit that his person was comely. Women were attracted to him at once, and the Sena tor's niece had been no exception to the rule. The girl, he continued ruefully, was young and pretty and had the addi tional lure of being heiress to many millions. She had joined the Senator's household after leaving school, and ar rived just a while previous to the appearance of White, the new secre tary. The girl had not as yet been formally presented to society, and was leading a more or less secluded life which had furnishd the dashing Beau Brummel with full opportunity to bring himself to the girl's notice. The Senator had not paid much at tention to their friendship, and had been as much startled as saddened on the day White came to confess and to ask absolution. "What he told me, Mr. Pinkerton," sighed the unhappy man, "was that my niece had been irrevocably compro mised by him, but ..." and here he drew a long breath, "he would be mag nanimous enough to marry her." Pinkerton shook his head. "If," he stated succinctly, "there was nothing else to hold against this young man it seems impossible to me that any man worthy your niece's hand should have phrased his proposition in such a manner." "You will— investigate the matter for me?" "Believe me," Pinkerton assured him, "I will do what I can to learn who this man is, and what value his statement has. What does your niece say?" The Senator admitted to not having questioned her. "She was sent away from Washing ton at once," he concluded. IN two days time Pinkerton returned to the Senator in a confident mood. What he had to report brought relief to the old man's sufferings. "Let's call him in," Billy begged. "I want the pleasure of seeing him kicked down the stairs." The unsuspecting Beau Brummel was accordingly ushered into their presence. Pinkerton saw a dapper, perfectly groomed young person, who brought with him an aura of eau de cologne and the sleekest self-confidence. "Mr. White," began the Senator suavely, "allow me to -present Mr. Pinkerton." The youth blanched, then gulped and dived for the doorway. Pinker- ton's arresting hand caught him on the threshold. "Not so fast, my young friend," said Pinkerton, "not so fast. In the first place, Mr. White, you are not going to marry the young lady whose reputation 16 TUECWCAGOAN you have impugned. In the second, the Senator and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that what you have told of your relationships with her is unfounded and untrue. My men in form me that between you and her there existed nothing beyond the most casual of friendships. That your talk of compromise is nonsense. That your re lations with her were entirely innocent, thanks to her good sense and good taste. And that finally, your name is not White but Goldstein. Good after noon, Mr. Goldstein, and don't let me catch you at your tricks again." . Pinkerton went to great lengths to ascertain that the would-be Mr. White, alias Goldstein, had fled the country, nor did he hear of him again for five years. At that time he came to light in connection with the robbery of a bank in Mexico. Pinkerton was called to find the trail of a thief who had made off with fifty thousand dollars As the Pinkerton net closed in on him Goldstein hung out the white flag. He offered to repay forty thousand dollars of the loot, and bank officials preferred the money to the capture. Pinkerton had to accede to their wishes, and stand by regretfully while his wily enemy sneaked off with his hide intact. GOLDSTEIN made tracks for the United States where, for a time, he neglected using his wiles on women. He turned to the confidence game and was abruptly pulled short of a big haul by the intervention of Pinkerton. The elusive Goldstein somehow managed to keep just outside of Pinkerton's clutches, but finding himself blocked at every dishonest turn by the stalking shadow of "The Eye" decided again that the United States was too small to hold both himself and Pinkerton. He would go to Europe. In a New York hotel he saw a man in the lobby who looked so familiar that Goldstein paused to get a good look at him. He wracked his brain in vain for a clue to the man's identity. A passing glance at a mirror revealed the truth. "Of course," chuckled Goldstein, "he reminds me of myself. The figure, the eyes, shape of the head." Europe would have to wait just a little while. Goldstein planted himself in the lobby waiting every day for the man to appear. The cigar clerk informed him that the object of his scrutiny was a Mr. Drayton, J. Coleman Drayton, a very wealthy New York broker, of the highest social standing. Those hours Goldstein spent behind the potted palms were not idle. His eyes devoured Drayton's every gesture; his ears were strained to catch every word Drayton uttered; he made mental notes of the color of Drayton's cravats, the cut of his clothes, the swing of his walk. He noticed the ring that Dray ton always wore, the type of stick he sometimes carried. There was a char acteristic gesture, too, which Drayton employed when holding a match to his cigar, a turn of the head he used in greeting. His machinations even con trived an introduction to Mr. Drayton, and brief as the meeting was every de tail of it sank into Goldstein's memory to be employed shortly afterwards to what good purpose! His course of study completed, Gold stein set sail for Europe. He outlined for himself an itinerary of the most fashionable watering places, at each one of which he posed as J. Coleman Dray ton of New York. By this time, of course, he was familiar with the out lines of Drayton's life, knew what schools he had attended, had some no tion of how his home was arranged, spoke glibly of Drayton's friends as though they were his own, drank the wines Drayton preferred, and followed the pursuits that were favored by the real Drayton. With his own personal charm, and these attributes of Mr. Drayton, Goldstein was an unqualified success at his selected resorts. Women flocked to him, attracted by his name and his charming manners. He was the shining light of the place, the gam ing tables, the ballroom and intimate supper parties, and from every de luxe hotel he drove away with many broken hearts in his wake and a sub stantial supply of cash in his pocket, for even Mr. Drayton might be as sumed to have need of a loan after an unlucky evening at roulette! THIS was the Mr. Drayton then, who was staying at Baden-Baden when William Pinkerton of Chicago arrived there to take the waters. One morning there came a knock on Mr. Drayton's door and the dandy was shocked to have three husky fellows brush past him into the privacy of his boudoir. The first two only glowered at him; the third spoke. "You remem ber me, Mr. Drayton?" The supposed Drayton gasped. Then he remembered the other's chivalry and felt himself secure. "Surely, Mr. Pinkerton," he said sweetly, "you will not be less careful of the reputations of various European ladies than you were of that of a young American? Surely you would not em- barras such charming creatures by ex posing their little— uh — mistake?" Pinkerton smiled behind his mus tache. "Indeed not, Mr. Goldstein," he re- plied courteously. "None of the ladies will be disconcerted. But when a man is foolish enough to practice such bla' tant forgeries as you have perpetrated then we may safely have him tried on that charge and — " In short, Gold' stein was sent to jail where he remained for two years. When he emerged from his German prison, he thought it foolish to let the spurious Drayton die. It was so easy to be Drayton, and so profitable. No, he would give the false Drayton just one more chance. IN London, Drayton's chances were seen to be excellent. The English had all heard such nice things about the New York broker that they were delighted at the chance of entertaining him. Pinkerton knew all this on the day he saw Goldstein in the lobby of the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago. He thought it too good a chance to ruin by inept actions, and laid his plans accordingly. A few days later he once again rapped on Goldstein's door. This time he was accompanied by one man only. "Mr. Drayton," said Pinkerton with a flourish, "allow me to present Mr. Drayton. Mr. J. Coleman Drayton of New York." The real Drayton refused to prose cute him, saying that he shrank from implicating all the women who had been duped, loved, and robbed by Mr. Goldstein. Pinkerton wasn't through with Gold stein even then. He pursued him to the end of his life, and often stepped in just in time to prevent Goldstein from making off with a fortune. Of Goldstein, Pinkerton many times said: "He was the only man I ever encountered who made me feel he was rotten altogether. The only one who proved time and time again that he was without a single decent motive or trait. The only one whom I would never have tried to help in any way. Perhaps I feel so vindictive towards him because of his cowardly antics. The fact that most of his preying was done on women made me loathe the man. That's why I called him the meanest rat in the world." TI4E CHICAGOAN 17 wfe ¦¦'•Mm r s >¦¦¦ . ¦ ¦ $ ,. '' < , - :M :« '' ¦' ;%| .1 "K '^r. • .. ¦ >,-?;,*^?rS£i£§2 VERDI'S SIR JOHN pfelsfisgl William Mar\ Toung, with unusual adeptness at the art, salutes the new opera season with a lively etching of that jovial, witty soldier of the Verdi wor\, the obese and boastful Falstaff. 18 TWECWICAGOAN THE BIG GAME An Easy Guide for Sports Writers , OCT. 18.— This delight ful old college town of and campus with the ivy-covered walls of its magnificent Gothic buildings of University are being over run by the advance crowds of visitors who are here for the big game. To morrow they will witness the th annual battle between and 'Joe Brown missed the 8: if this morning' URBANITIES Ten Little Thespis IN the first act of Topaze at the Prin cess, Frank Morgan, as the wistful pedagogue, conducts an unruly school room of stage urchins. As the play in tends them to do, they wham each other with books, shoot through bean- blowers, blow upon hidden toy trump ets, and answer teacher's moral ques tions with shocking naivete. The audi ence signifies its delight. If it weren't for Morgan these ten young tpughs would steal the show. Three of them come from New York and they don't hesitate to let their col leagues know it. They demand all the fat lines as their right. One of the Broadway lads, Joe McGarrity, an an cient of thirteen, rules the gang with a mailed fist. Left an orphan some six years ago he received his training as an executive down near the Gas House. His uncle, a prosperous Tammany con tractor, wants Joe to live a life of lux ury with a private tutor and what-not. Freddy Stange, twelve years old, classifies as a leading sub-juvenile. He owns one of those wide and lovely smiles, and a splendid shock of blonde hair. Quite the ingenuous kind of boy that nice old ladies want to hug. But beneath it all lies disillusion. For Freddy is a veteran. This is his four teenth performance. Maybe you recall him as the phantom child in Thunder in the Air. Freddy shoots a mean game of peewee golf and gets to the movies as often as possible, but he studies hard, by correspondence, on the road. So do all the little New Yorkers for that matter. Wnen in Manhattan they attend the professional children's school every day. And this fits them for any accredited secondary school in the country. This institution makes a specialty of embryo Booths. It supplies talent to children's theatrical agencies, one of which, by the by, has been run for many years by the mother of the Taliaferro girls. The seven Chicago boys go home to mother and father every night. Dur ing the day they squirm under the thumb of Mr. Kent, a man with a harassed and restless look. Two of the local mummers were furnished by Miss Foley of the Jack and Jill Theatre. They rank slightly below the New York delegation, but manage to sneer at their less experienced Chicago friends who are inclined to over-act. And just one other detail. Topaze has enjoyed such a long run in Paris that the manager of the house has had to change kids four times. The little devils grow like weeds. — solitaire. The colors of the two institutions are everywhere; the of and the favorite and of old vie in store windows, on lamp posts and fraternity houses. Bevies of pretty girls are everywhere, ly garbed and ly bedecked with the colors of the ancient rivals — armbands, pennants and chrys- anthumums. While their escorts wear the feathers of their alma maters in their hatbands. Everywhere is seen the gallant of the visiting boys from and the noble of our own The old alumni and the undergrads, too, are doing much active betting on their favorites, the prevailing odds be ing to on , though there are some who ask points on The report is that both teams in condition with the exception of , the pound of who suffered a injury in the scrimmage ses sion held last He is, how ever, expected to get into the game before the final whistle. No definite statements nor predic tions could be obtained from the coaches. Coach of , however, said he felt optimistic and that he was sure the best team would win, while coach or stated that he was optimistic and added, "May the best team win.'" Weather predictions for tomorrow are favorable and Field will have a capacity crowd of ,000. — d. c. plant. FUTILITY Seeking knowledge in the column That is run by Calvin Coolidge Is like hunting for a sealion With a blow-gun in the Blue Ridge. — P. L. a. THE CHICAGOAN 19 JEAN CRAWFORD ADAMS: Living • P£? ^a<: significant art can be produced in Chicago as well as in Paris or Rome; she has had a one-man show at the Chester Johnson Galleries, at the Art Institute, has been represented in the Carnegie Interna tional Exhibit, in Fifty American Prints of the Year, and has created delightfully unique transcripts of the countryside of southern France, Spain and New Mexico. WIJLIAM G. HAY: Friendly announcer ot WMAQ who has made radio a pro fession rather than just a job and whose tan mail, invitations and gifts are proof of ( S^f s; born a Sc°t and first heard trom KFKX, Hastings, Nebraska, his mellow bass and sincere, friendly, intelligent Scot tish voice made his audiences consider him an unseen friend; later with WGN his Popularity increased and now with WMAQ ne is sales director, senior announcer and contract-getter. DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK CHARLES GATES DAWES: American ambassador to the Court of St. James, who has been Vice President, brigadier general, lawyer, engineer, organizer, pro moter, publicist, packer, politician, banker, agitator, economist, musician, government administrator and philanthropist; who, be cause of his Dawes Plan, "Helen Maria,'1 underslung pipe, aversion to Congressmen and various dynamic deeds, has been in the public eye for sometime now and who will probably remain there because of his diplo matic activities, his tendency to blow off but never blow up and whatever else he happens to think of in the future. DOROTHY DOW: Authoress and maga zine contributor whose short stories and poems have been published in the better monthly, fortnightly and weekly journals, such as Red Boo\, Poetry, Scribners, Cew tury, Sketch, N.ew Yorker, Washingtonian and in our own pages; she has had no books published since her second volume of poems, Will-O'-tfie Wisp, which followed Blac\ Babylon several years ago. C^ ~*» lily GEORGE M. LOTT, JR.: Internationally famous tennis player, ranking Number Four in this country, who, since 1927 when he was alternate, has been a member of the Davis Cup team and who has won many singles championships including the Junior, City, Big Ten, Western, Canadian, and has collaborated on many doubles vic tories; of University High School and The University of Chicago. 20 TI4E CHICAGOAN — reinforced steel construction, cannot warp or wabble. 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Replacements may be made from open-stock whenever necessary. '.) ui •L eV omjpany ** ESTABLISHED 1838 NINE STORES COVERING CHICAGO « - « DOWNTOWN: 212 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE THE CHICAGOAN 21 TOWN TALK Politics, Pumpkin Faces &- Poetry's New Horse— Hackett s Racquet- Pasley's Capone— Philip Davis & the Piano Playing Policeman— The M. D. as Sleuth— Mr. Carroll's Surprise There once was a sage of Jiorthampton, "Whose jaws meaty problems had champed on: In a daily calm letter He found things growing better, Or holding their own altho tramped on. 'Pumpkins and Politics NOW that Columbus Day and the necessity of running around sing ing snatches of "In Fourteen Hundred, Ninety Two" is over, the children are preparing sweetly for an approaching Hallowe'en. This is done by cutting one false face after another out of colored paper and bringing each new edition to their parent with the hope ful query, "Do you think this will scare anybody?" A practice which in our mind is somehow associated with politics, also in season at this time. It is this mental or chronological 1 © / 0ff) — - association of lighted pumpkinheads with politics— let us not go so far as to say, politicians— that led us to a possibly fruitful suggestion regarding the present local Senatorial race. In this race are three notably strong- minded candidates, of whom only one, the gentleman, has a mysteriously hid den chin. This is modern Illinois, not ancient Turkey; but who knows how many added votes from a romantic citizenry either of the lady candidates might win for herself, did she, even at this late date, decide to appear in public behind By RICHARD ATWATER a demure yashmak, if that's the word for the seductive Oriental veil? In fact, we are greatly surprised, consid ering the way politicians usually meet one concealed issue with another, that neither Mrs. McCormick nor Mrs. O'Neill has done this already. Why let Mr. Lewis have a monopoly of yashmaks, if yashmak is the word for the natural device behind which the twinkling eye of that best of Democrats glows in a cheery and perpetually Hal- lowe'enish light? \j0Ti Our Next Mayor IT now transpires that Big Bill him self will be our next Mayor, if you don't — watch — out. On the other hand, Will Rogers has had his eye on the Presidency for some time; another columnist, Heywood Broun, is running for Congressman in New York; and your Mr. Riq has just about made up _J zr ii 3 Hi his mind to toss aside his natural dif fidence and run against Mr. Thompson for World's Fair Mayor. We have no especial constructive suggestion for our impending platform, though one way of solving the racketeer problem, which might well be an im portant issue, would be to suggest an ending of the gang warfares by con centrating all gangs into one outfit, the head of this gang to be elected to office by popular vote for a term of four years. Luckily, platforms don't matter much in modern politics; the slogan is the thing. Judging by a recent statement of Big Bill's, our esteemed opponent's war-cry is likely to be "Down with the Long Haired Men and the Short Haired Women." That's going to be hard to beat. Still, we ought to be able to make something out of the late Al Smith slogan about "Putting a Smile in the White House." As that slogan did not win, we intend to re verse this motto, and its consequences, by something like "Take the Laugh Out of the City Hall." 'Definition f i 4 I CAN knock that argument into 1 a cocked hat," objected the young man. "Define a cocked hat," was our comment. He couldn't do it; and in his con fusion forgot what he had been intend ing to say. Which is our favorite way of finishing a debate. What a great 22 TI4QCWICAC0AN "Hoover feels the same wwy I do about this thing and, by gad, I'm beginning to believe he's right" step forward civilization would take, if people always knew the meaning of the words they employ . . . The real meaning of the word Mayor, by the way, has just been called to our attention. A given number of children stand in formation; the one who has been chosen Mayor then tells each of the others, in turn, how many of what kind of steps he may take. "May I?" the child must ask the Mayor after each such permission. "You may" or (according to his whim) "You may not" is the Mayor's reply. Say if you will that this is a pretty goofy sort of game: it still explains the word Mayor. HAVING passed from pumpkins to politics, we now proceed to Poetry. Chicago's Magazine of Verse is eighteen years old this month; claims this is a record for poetry periodicals; and celebrates with a new picture of Pegasus on the cover. Instead of the former white Percheron with feathers, the new design shows a long, lean, black and modernistic stallion. As we first inspected the new dark horse, we couldn't decide what was funny about it. Then we realized the latent reason for its black and tortured hurry. It is running after a Night Mare. Hold on. Perhaps it is running from a Night Mare; or even from one, and after another. Who should know? Neither the artist, Eric Gill, nor Poetry's editor, Harriet Monroe, has explained. Considering the subject, we had bet ter transpose this thought immediately into poetry: Only Gill And Miss Monroe Probably will Ever \now. Where Karleton Hackett with His Racquet Used to Play *t\ A /HY," we asked a favorite V V music critic, "don't you re' view an evening of indoor golf at the old Auditorium from the standpoint of grand opera?" Dr. Hackett, however, smilingly re fused to be one of those sentimentalists who publicly tear their hair over Wag' ner's and Puccini's old homestead going popbottle and putter. "I used to play tennis in the Audi torium Theater myself," he confessed. One summer, several years ago, it was discovered that the Auditorium stage, when completely empty, was large enough to accommodate a full' sized tennis course. So Hackett, with the aid of Guy Hardy, then manager of the opera house, got up a tennis club and racquetted the flannel sphere about that hallowed region lustily and with we know not what cries of "Fortissimo con amore," if that is Italian for Forty Love. Qapone (1920- ) HISTORIES of Chicago make lively reading. One almost wishes they were written oftener: not, of course, for the startled benefit of the outside world, which already has an awed enough idea of Our Village; but to cheer us who live here, and some' times feel overcome by a local ennui in those occasional weeks when no new building rises and no old gorilla chief tain falls. For there are such empty days, when the most enterprising of Chicago papers is compelled to give over its black headlines to less stimu' lating, foreign events. In such a vacuous period, it is reas' suring to pick up such a treatise as Fred D. Pasley's Al Capone: A Biog' raphy of a Self-Made Man. Then one remembers that Chicago is still an epic battlefield, and comparable to nothing so much as those ten years at historic Troy— with the Beer Money, perhaps, THE CHICAGOAN 23 CADILLAC LASALLE sell themselves to the man who watches costs TYPE HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITY PLATE GLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES If you are a ## ug on "b " economy — —we'd like to talk to you. Even if you have a remarkable economy record, you'll be as tonished to learn how little more you'll pay to keep a Cadillac or La Salle going over the "long haul." And that's what counts. Not the first 1,000. But 10,000, 25,000, 50,000 miles. If you'll check all factors, from monthly payments to overhaul ing, you may discover that the money you've spent on your present car would make you a Cadillac or La Salle owner. If this idea seems interesting, drop in and talk it over. 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(Address). ... taking the place of a much-contested Helen. And as a recorder of blithe carnage, we're not sure but Homer must take second place beside our Mr. Pasley. Beside our civic pineapples, type writers and belly guns, poor old Homer's swords and arrows and spears must indeed seem the harmless missiles of a feeble child; the war chariots and steaming steeds of the Greeks are as so many kiddy-cars beside our hoodlums' armored limousines with bulletproof glass and their retinue of piratical tour ing cars vomiting streams of leaden death behind drawn black curtains; the jealousies of Agamemnon and Achilles are schoolboy whims compared to the sinister competitions of our Gennas and O'Banions; and it would be brutal to mention in the same breath [and this is quite a long breath, isn't it?] the girl ish intrigues of the Homeric gods beside the varying maneuvers of that old debbil alliance of crime and politics. Humanists, perhaps, might claim that the Expedition After Helen was slightly more idealistic, slightly less sordid than Chicago's decade of prohibition and its consequence. Without de bating this point at all, we will say that Pasley's chronicle is immensely diverting and exciting, that he gets from his gaudy material a full measure of thrill and irony, that while you gasp over his pages you want to cry "Can such things be?" and when you finish his last fine line, "The moving trigger finger writes . . .", you nevertheless concede that such things will probably continue to be, as long as Chicagoans demand their liquor and that liquor is illegal. And all this guerilla warfare that has made Chicago's fair name racket to the cosmic echo is conducted, says Pasley, by a mere one-thirtieth of one per cent of our population. Five hundred of this grim gentry have gone to the morgue, to be replaced by new and equally wild blood. Stranger, thar's millions in them thar stills. . . . Yet we doubt that this noisy little minority, reaching out as it is for control of labor TI4E CHICAGOAN 25 R evillon Freres to Chicago by way of Paris, New York, and the Far North To those connoisseurs in taste . . . those savants of fashion ... the Chicago establishment of Revillon Freres will mean much » » » For here you will find,in a quiet distinguished salon, furs of the finest . . . culled in the great white stretches of the north by selective experts. Paris, with all her genius for chic, has had a hand in the designing of the furs you see here . . . and the actual creation of them was carried out in the New York establishment by master craftsmen » » » Revillon Freres models are shown simultaneously in Chicago and New York. Leipsig dyed Black Broadtail Evening Coat trimmed with Natural Russian Sable » » » Russian Ermine Evening Coat with the new close-fitted silhouette » » » Both Revillon Freres creations. 1 clfR_evillon Freres SALON 214 919 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO Paris Neus York London 26 H4E CHICAGOAN V LmIILLER INSTITUTION INTtft NATIONALE you re DULL . . . so I. Miller dulls BLACK /ILK/ [with monograining and water-marking] Far be it from I. Miller to prohibit dullness even m slippers lor the more formal occa sions ol the day . . /'Be as dull as you like'' says America s leading slipper designer but being 1. Miller, he couldn't refrain from adding a touch ol distinction . . . .Ergo, Black Oilks dulled by monograining and water marking. jh,rgo,xashion s decree improved upon! L usloni (Z/lioe CJalon 312 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE Spending a fortnight or more away from Town? Notify The Chicagoan, as indicated below, and each fortnight will be topped off with a resume of the impor tant events detailed by staff observers steadfast to the duty of reporting a city that slows not nor slumbers. (Name) (New address) (Old address) (Date of change) unions and city politics, will get much farther than it has. The day has not yet quite come for a Booze Napoleon to erect an equestrian statue of his victory on the lake front. We have an idea, though, for that statue. A bronze gorilla, mounted, of course, on an Alky Pony. Colorado Springs Between two pages of Millay a wrinkled yellow pansy lay: and I remembered hair li\e corn, so yellow in the early morn and mountains in the early sun still cold with day not quite begun. And I have not forgotten snow upon the mountains, and the glow of sunlight on your sapphire eyes. But you were being, oh, so wise and tellnig me my future lay another way. Another way. — feanne DeLamarter. The Happiness Boys in Montreal U V A /HY, Gene," we greeted our VV Hews colleague, Mr. Mor gan, on his return from a Canadian holiday, "you're looking taller!" "Yes," explained the humorist proudly, "I've been stepping high." During his stay in Montreal, Mr. Morgan bought a cane and advised at least one Canadian cafe proprietor against the practice of setting his radio dials to American jazz programs, on the sterling ground that His Majesty's subjects should protect their home music. Robert Andrews, who Mon- trealed along with Gene, also tells us of a sad pantomime short story he wit' nessed up there. An unknown gentleman came in and sat at a table, ordered three bottles and three glasses, filled the glasses, and placed the extra two on either side of THE CHICAGOAN 27. -ONE KNOWS THEM BY THEIR HABITAT Those persons who always do things well . . . one knows them by their habitat » » They have a definite capacity for living amid the niceties of life without sacrificing any of the material comforts . . . and that at moderate cost » » They may be found swimming on the Cote d'Azur . . . applauding Toscanini at Baireuth... making a pilgrimage to Ober- ammergau » » At home — in the Barbizon-Plaza library reading Aldous Huxley... in the Barbizon Concert Hall listening to Homer, Gabrilowitsch or Gieseking ...view ing the worth-while in art, in the Barbizon Petit Palais des Beaux Arts located on the mezzanine » » This is the spirit of Barbizon-Plaza ... a building dedicated to the privileged detachment of the cultivated mind. Of course the building has radio in every room and many other conveniences, is located within a block of Fifth Avenue and one block from Fifty-seventh Street, and is the center of New York's Art and Music Life and is convenient to theatres and shops. THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is placed in a special recess in your door — in sealed container that keeps everything piping hot. No waiter to interrupt in the midst of a shave or shower. No charge. No tip. No delay. Pick it up whenever you are ready. BARBIZON-PLAZA 101 West 58th Street ¦ Central Park South ¦ New York Room CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST and Bath...$20 to $45 weekly -Transient Rates. ..$3.50 to $6.00 daily 28 THE CHICAGOAN the tweed coat . . • lux uriously furred, meets the requirements of the three f's— flattering, fascinating, feminine KASKEIf KASKEL DUN LAP CHICAGO: 700 North Michigan Avenue 304 South Michigan Avenue NEW YORK: Fifth Avenue at 46th Street Madison Avenue at 57th Street his own place at the table. At intervals he then toasted his two invisible guests, replying to the courtesy by rising and sitting again alternately in the vacant chairs to toast himself. When the three bottles were thus formally emptied, the unknown gentle man put his handkerchief to his eyes, paid the check, and departed in a thoughtful silence. Tune: " A Cottage for Sale" MR. ANDREWS, described by an admiring Casey as "the Lost and Found Editor" because of his recent serials, Three Girls Lost and One Girl Found, will have another one called No Man Wanted. In the apparently un likely case that Andrews can't think up future titles for later serials, we will gladly assist with a choice of To Rent — Love Nest. Stolen or Strayed — One Bride. Business Opportunities, Female. Birds, Pets, Girls, etc. Love — Or What Have You? Incidentally, we have got even with Andrews for his naming his dog Riq. Named the heroine of our burlesque serial in the Economy Spectator after him. Though if the Tribune had started its concealed want-ad contest a bit sooner, her first name would have had to be Wanda. iA Pensive Child L'TTLE Evelyn climbed into Mother's bed [reports B. F. O.] "Let's say a prayer, Mother. Let's pray we'll have nice weather and that Daddy will get things lined up'; and that fat lady I saw with tears in her eyes, let's pray she won't have any more troubles, and Hoover will be able to manage America, and nobody will have bad thoughts. And we'll end by saying, This we beg of Thee, O Lord. I hope He has a note book, that was so many things to ask." <^4 Form of Japanese Criticism ANDRE SKALSKI, at whose ap- l\ proaching program of directing twenty-three concerts a week for fifteen weeks we are still gasping with envy, has regretfully turned down two sug gestions for a slogan for his orchestra: "Andre and His Bandre" and "Up the Scales with Skalski." Next to such suggested helps, there is nothing Dr. Skalski enjoys better than a good music criticism. One that he recalls with especial pleasure re viewed one of his concerts in Japan. This critique, as translated from the original Nipponese, analyzed the music and the playing as usual, until the critic came to the soprano soloist. This lady's hair - dressing, dress, beads, jewels, stockings and buckled slippers were then fully and admiringly described. There was not a word about her singing. Cx-Cat W The little fur ghosts you've left behind Are rather disturbing to my mind. One vaguely sleeps on your favorite chair, Curled invisibly, all day there; Or as I wal\ across the floor, A little gray ghost follows me once more. In the \itchen a ghost for salmon mews And an absent face rubs against my shoes; In at the window a white moth flies And to catch it another ghost vainly tries. I hate to open the outside door Where four white feet return no more . . . 7\[me little phantoms you've left be hind: Tou should have had \ittens of another \ind. \m Later TWELVE days later, as mysteri ously as she had vanished, the noted leader of our younger feline set returned to Town, and was she hungry! TJ4E04ICAGOAN 29 Refusing to make any comment what ever on her adventures, Miss Mkzi amiably shrugged her shoulders when your reporter asked for an explanation of the six inches of fur that were gone from a conspicuous place on her hand some back. A neighbor, however, volunteers the theory that maybe some moths got into her fur coat. At the present happy moment Mitzi has discovered indoor golf; under the piano, behind the doors, under the bookcases, behind the radiators flies the elusive dimpled sphere under her alert control. If you will excuse us a moment, we will join her in a brisk tournament on the rug. ... No, that didn't work. She beat us too easily at crawling under those furniture hazards. Another pu%le, perhaps as impor tant as anything else, is why a cat with a choice of chairs to leap up and go to sleep on, will usually select the rocking chair; when, despite that word "cat's- cradle," cats in rocking chairs do not rock themselves. Not a High I. Q. 44 I HE kind of dog I would want I for a pet," confessed Riq, "is one of those I have seen in the moving pictures that carry a small keg of rum suspended about their helpful necks." "Yes," said Mr. Ator, "and let me tell you about those Borzoi dogs that look so pretty. I had one, and it got run over by a car, which hurt its leg so that it had to be taken to the pet hospital for treatment. Well, after it was bandaged up and put in a cage at the hospital, the wound began to itch. What do you think that fool dog did? It ate its leg and had to be shot." Saluting the Advertising Industry PHILIP R. DAVIS, who lately wrote to Ashton Stevens to express his embarrassment at being handed, by the charming young lady in our Mr. Boyden's office, a copy of The Chi cagoan to read while he was waiting, when, of course, he had already read The Chicagoan (presumably three times over in his thorough enjoyment) on the date of publication, raises a problem. What should Mr. Davis read between issues of The Chicagoan? We would blushingly suggest Child Life, starting with the present October number; or the advertisements in that delectably named periodical, Astound ing Stories of Super-Science. Of these we cannot help quoting, in verv c oona a arlin CVV oorn The same feeling of luxury which is so characteristic of a Carlin boudoir is now offered you in every room 01 your home. Mr. T. Barrett Smith, Vice-President, and his staff are ready to advise upon and to execute the complete architectural and interior decoration ol your home . . . and they will show you a collection ol authentic furniture and accessories now at the Carlin shop. Chicago Carlin ohof>: 662 North Michigan Avenue at Erie Street 30 TUE CHICAGOAN new way to or from California by sea through the mar velous Panama Canal with a call at gay Havana HERE'S the way to combine that trip to California with a cruise second to none in vari ety, interest and luxury. Travel around and across America— by train from Chicago to New York or California, by steamer from Coast-to-Coast and by rail back home. People call the Panama Pacific trip the most fascinating in the world. You see the wonders of the Panama Canal, go ashore for trips into the Canal Zone, visit Havana . . . and travel on great new turbo-electric liners —each over 33,000 tons in size — the largest ever built under the American flag. I Low Summer round trip rates now. Ask us for booklet, "Tours Around and Across America" — with list of suggest- ed itineraries, which gives full informa tion. Or apply to authorized S. S. or R. R. agents. 180 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. M^ggysA^My^w^^wyw A L L N "' S TIE AWE P S MERCANTILE MARINE COMPANY our enthusiasm, two: the one beginning " "]im,'> she exclaimed, 'why didn't you tell me that before?' "So then I told Marge how the Hawaiian Guitar had made my ambitions all come true," and the even subtler one starting, "They dared Officer Kane to play . . . and his music held them spellbound." The idea of a policeman knocking at your door demanding entrance so he can exhibit his correspondence-school train ing seems to us, at least, worthy of Super-Science. Next to these lures to the higher culture, we flutter our white handker chief to an inducement to buy a Dic tionary of Thoughts which we found in our diverting mailbox. "He enriches every conversation with the treasured thoughts of the world's best minds. . . . If the talk is of war, he perhaps finds use for Napoleon's epigram, and quotes it correctly. ... If the conversation turns to Humanism, he can illumine the subject with the best thoughts of the great Humanists, from Erasmus on ward. If speaking of Art, his mind is stocked with the pointed opinions of Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and other masters and critics." Which is certainly impressive. But supposing the conversation drifts around, a second time during the eve ning, to the same subject. What does the conversation enricher do then — pop out with Napoleon's epigram all over again? Qovici-Kid SPEAKING of unique advertise ments, publisher Pascal Covici mailed to a few of his old Chicago friends quite an announcement of a novel addition to his fall list — the title being Pascal, Jr., an4 the description "Only one copy, which is not for sale." tffl zM"ysteries of Medicine WE haven't seen any comparison, by the critics, of Doctor SerO' cold (a serious novel) and T^ight T^urse (a welltold melodrama) , but they have one point in common: you can, if you like, consider them as detective stories in which medicine is the detective and disease the band of criminals. This is a fascinating idea. We wonder if medical novels are not the much needed new form of mystery story for which writers and readers wearied of the good, constructive fun of the Butler Plot have been looking. All the world loves a beautiful nurse; your friend the doctor of medicine (in spite of the unfairly dumb Dr. Watson of the Holmes tales) is eminently fitted for the calm wizard type of character so much admired in detective fiction; and no "master mind" of human crook- dom, even in the most lurid of fiction, was ever as ingeniously diabolic as a hearty and lethal germ. Mystery-tale writers, of course, nave always at least partially realized this fact, and thus begin their yarns when ever possible with a murder and a coroner's physician. But authors are lazy souls, alas; not having taken the pains to train their background by a course in medicine and surgery, they drop the really interesting physiological part of their tales as soon as they can, proceeding to fill up the final 250 pages with easier and less interesting duels between stupid criminals and almost stupider detectives. What honest his tory of almost any case of illness would not be more thoroughly thrilling? Or even a pseudo-honest one? Look at Dr. ]e\yll and Mr. Hyde. The Unique Christmas Card Problem 4 4\AtHY, look," she said as she VV opened the little tin box of fifties, "why couldn't we use a lot of these for that unique Christmas card you've always started to think of plan ning along about December 20th, when it's too late to do it?" So we looked, and on the silver foil around the cigarettes was a hand- TI4ECI4ICAGOAN 31 somely indented tableau of a camel, a pyramid and some palm trees. "You could draw in the three Wise Men," she said. >//( Home Music AS colleague Linn is again hot on the i trail of the radio announcers with his trusty Flit gun, we will content our- self in this paragraph with a peep at the art of the air in its better moments. The Boston Symphony hour with Koussevitsky, which we hope you heard, seemed to us as finely thrilling a performance as anybody could ask for anywhere. Apparently it won't be re peated; but you needn't be cast down by that, with the Philadelphia Sym phony back for a new series behind an improved microphone arrangement by the magician Stokowski. An invention that lets you listen to either of these two celestial bands, in Chicago, needs no further endorsement. For a quieter but still ample pleasure, the air isn't at all bad on Monday night, affording both the Minneapolis and Rochester Civic symphonies. The former outfit used to help us kill many a weekly afternoon in the Flour City; it sounds better now, from here, which is a compliment either to the art of the radio or to its change of conductors. Until television becomes general, you won't notice its lady violinist, who wears spectacles and has rather a seri ous expression on her competent face. It was on such a Monday evening, if it matters, that we heard a local news announcer pronounce Charles Dickens' difficult last name as Dixon. The Author as Critic WE seem to get no farther than the first line on our impending lyric as to how "The frost will soon be silvering the morning glory vine"; but we have a pretty anecdote on one of our younger authors. Mr. Loren Carroll, in a hurry to make his elevated train, was distressed by the slowness with which the lady be hind the cash window looked up from her pastime in order to make change for his quarter. "If you would only attend to busi ness instead of wasting your and your patrons' time by reading a silly novel — " began the outraged Carroll. Apologetically the lady behind the cash window closed her silly novel, and the horrified author saw its cover title was Wild Onion. O inc. For the woman who would combine dignity with chic and yet remain a bit casual when entertaining "chez elle" — we have designed this black crepe pyjama with wide pleated trousers and jacket of heavy lusterless white satin. Q) NEW YORK - 16 East 53rd St. • PHILADELPHIA - 260 South 17th St. CHICAGO-132 East Delaware Place • PALM BEACH 32 TI4C CHICAGOAN PAIRED DEAIRBCIRN Chicago s Smartest Near-Loop Apartment Hotel Close in to the Loof), yet in a beautiful, fash ionable section, the Park Dearborn offers an outstanding rental opportunity for a permanent hotel home. Less than ten minutes from the Loof> by Surface, Bus or your own car. Three blocks south of Lincoln Park and every shof>- |sing convenience makes the Park Dearborn an ideal winter home. lH, iY2 and 3 room and larger kitchen apartments with complete hotel service, also hotel rooms. Exquisitely fur nished with the utmost of good taste and Quality by the ablest interior decorators. Beautiful moderne salon offering the Quietude and comfort you desire in a hotel lobby. Roof garden, drug store, barber shof>, valet, beauty parlor, restaurant and commissary in build ing". Hotel rooms as low as $60.00 per month, kitchenette apart ments $80.00 and uj), bedroom suites $ I (25.OO and ujx Special daily and weekly rates. These remarkable rental values make your early inspection im perative lor immediate or October 1st occupancy. <%JfL &uielve c/jxty ^lorth SlearbomShrkmy at Seethe THE STAGE Legend of Magnus the Cerebral By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN Phone Whitehall 5620 THE much debated and debating Apple Cart has rung up the dusty curtain in the refined precincts of the Blackstone. One can only imagine what would happen to this brain-child of Shaw's old age before a typical Sunday night audience in the Loop. Many familiar first-night faces were missing, as words enough to make two plays bombarded row on row of im peccable shirt fronts. The majority came to worship blindly at the Shavian shrine, but some remembered the abys mal gloom of Major Barbara and were apprehensive. Groundless fear! The Apple Cart belongs to this era and treats of prob lems timely and provocative. Of course Shaw has the nerve of the devil in his lavish recourse to bromides. Who else would have the courage to say that some men would not mind losing their heads because there is so little in them? Naturally, certain of the speeches are longer than the church sermons of our childhood. If Tom Powers' dissertation in favor of mon archy is under ten minutes, my watch is a faithless servant. But withal and in spite of all, this benign raizing of our United States and the eternal dilemmas of British politics is teeming with the verbal firecrackers which have delighted and startled three generations of theater-goers. Who has not wondered what would happen if the King of England decided to do something more than dedicate hospitals? There is the plot. Magnus, a King of the future, played in mas terly style by the subtle Tom Powers, hints to the People of his veto power. A perfect Shavian cabinet interrupt their bickering, gossiping and im promptu singing to demand a show down. The wily monarch springs a coup d'etat by threatening to resign and stand for Parliament as a com moner. This battle of dialectics goes on for two acts with Powers and Claude Rains, just the actor for the tricky and powerful Prime Minster, crossing rapiers of wit and deviltry. Two bypaths lead into other unre lated kidding. An interlude between the acts opens the curtain on Violet Kemble Cooper's back — itself a reason for investment in a ticket. Miss Cooper is the King's mistress, "con' scious of being a Goddess without do ing anything to deserve it." After much argumentative chaff about the domestic problems of royalty Shaw hands himself and the audience a roar of laughter by showing the mature lov ers rolling together on the floor. A riot, even if it does not mean anything. The other digression introduces Fred erick Truesdell as the American Am' bassador who with unctuous nasal twang announces that the U. S. has decided to cancel the War debts and join the British Empire. We come in for some rather rough handling from Mr. Shaw. Towards England he soft ens enough to have the King murmur, "a little gem set in a silver sea," but an American is characterized as "a Wop pretending to be a Pilgrim father." It is not patriotism alone that makes me state that the latter crack is cheap. In the same degree that Shaw needs his audience, he also needs his actors. The Guild lives up to its reputation for high standard of performance. The most vivid imagination is defied to suggest better actors than Mr. Powers, Mr. Rains and Miss Cooper in their respective parts. The valuable Ernest Cossart adds another picture to his gal lery of finely etched character studies by his portrayal of Boanerges, the cockney President of the Board of Trade. He is as English as a mutton chop and might be right out of Punch. Eva Leonard-Boyne, the Postmistress- General who succeeds by mimicry and singing and Jarte Wheatley as the dominant Powermistress-General should satisfy even the exacting author himself. There are no bad actors in this company. Out of his Apple Cart Shaw cooks for us much apple pie of common sense, many apple tarts of wit, and an abun dance of applesauce in its colloquial meaning. Pedagogue's Progress IN the meagre days of early Septenv ber this column bewailed the bare attire of Old Man Theater, especially the lack of the silk hat of high comedy. The Messrs. Shubert have come to the rescue with a shiny, freshly blocked TI4ECUICAG0AN 33 Announcement of the Opening . Above — On the 18 hole Hotel Charlotte Harbor course which is one of the finest in the South. GASPARILLA INN HOTEL CHARLOTTE HARBOR USEPPA INN On Useppa Island which is devoted exclusively to the pleasure of the Inn's guests On the tenth of January, Gasparilla Inn, at Boca Grande, Florida (Gulf Coast), will open for the coming season. A new golf course and clubhouse will he ready, the splendid beaches will be in high favor. The tennis courts will be waiting. Write to Gasparilla Inn, New York Office, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City, for reservations, booklet or further details. The Hotel Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda on the West Coast of Florida will be open on January first. Golf over the hotel's own 18 hole course, swimming in the great pool that fronts the hotel, tennis, trap- shooting, quail shooting, tarpon and black bass fish ing, boating and dancing, are the feature attractions. As ever the cuisine will leave nothing to be desired. Address Peter Schutt, Manager, Hotel Charlotte Har bor, New York Office, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City for reservations or further detail. Useppa Inn, on Useppa Island, off the Gulf Coast of Florida, also will open January first. At this unique resort tarpon fishing, golf, bathing and tennis may be enjoyed. Write to J. F. Vallely, Manager, Useppa Inn, New York Office, 220 West 42nd Street, New York City. 34 THE CHICAGOAN The Multi-Feature Hotel 1. LOCATION— On the shore of Lake Michigan facing East End Park . . quiet, restful. 2. CONVENIENCE — Nine minutes from the center of things by Illinois Central Electric (300 trains daily). Fourteen minutes by motor. 3. ROOMS — Six hundred of them and every one has an unobstructed view of Lake Michigan, outside exposure, tub and shower baths, and many other features. 4. SPORTS — Private skating rink, three tennis courts, horse shoe court, com pletely equipped children's play ground, and varied forms of indoor entertainments and amusements. CHICAGOBEACH HOTEL' CHICAGO, ILL. topper, framed to be worn at the most rakish of angles. Passing lightly from metaphor to pun, Topaze is a gem of a play with few flaws. It gets the Dramatic League season at the Princess off to a running start. Marcel Pagnol has written for his time. A more frankly cynical satire can hardly be imagined. Christ-like goodness takes the rap at every turn, while rascals sit in the seats of the mighty, sipping wine from bottles and kisses from the lips of lovely ladies. Topaze is a very moral man, too sweet and gullible for even the cloistered con fines of a private school. His pupils, an attractive group of very young actors, pelt him with spit-balls and answer his inspirational aphorisms with worldly retort. Unable to lie to an influential mother about her moron son, he is sacked. The gullible Topaze, played with sensitive touch by Frank Morgan, searches out the source of the spit-ball which has just contacted with his neck. Thus the Dramatic League auspiciously opens its season at the Princess TUQCUICAGOAN 35 Frank Morgan, long competent in unworthy roles, justifies the electricity bill for biasing his name in lights. He is best in the school-room scenes, teach ing by rote such maxims as, "Riches do not bring happiness," and in his woebegone departure from the school with puttering gait, incredible hat perched high on his dome, and his stuffed skunk under his arm. The forlorn educator then begins his own education. A French Tweed be lieves that the name of Topaze would look well on the door of a dummy company supplying street-sweepers to the muncipality. Aided by his mis tress, the oily grafter plays Topaze for a sucker in many schemes including the highly imaginative and delightful villainy of building comfort stations in front of popular restaurants. The City Hall has overlooked that one. Polished rascality needs no suaver delineation than is given by Catherine Willard and Clarence Derwent. Miss Willard's work is smooth and nice. She avoids all the obvious manifestations of the kept woman. In these scenes Mr. Morgan loses some of his quaint charm and becomes more the conventional sap. His voice, high pitched and sanctimoni ous, has to struggle for variety of ex pression. The hopeless imbecility of the character rather than the actor should be blamed for the slight mo notony as the evening wears on. The part is difficult. Less sensitive play ing would render the man ludicrous and farcical. A masterpiece of irony changes in a flash the fate of Topaze. As a sop for failure as a crook his employer pro cures him the degree of Doctor of Moral Philosophy. The ribbon in his shabby button -hole acts as a revela tion of higher purpose. The timid dupe become a dapper, self-assured man of the half -world — spats, waxed moustache, London lounging suit by Wetzel, monocle. Topaze finishes with a string of race horses, an ill-gotten million and his master's mistress. This Gallic titbit employs just the necessary element of burlesque to save it from complete immorality. If the transformation of Topaze were motiv ated, the whole effect would be dis tinctly contra bonos mores. As it is — it is to laugh. Alchemy KATHARINE CORNELL mingles her spirit with dross, and the dross seems like gold. Once in a while such an actress happens to an undeserving OLLYWOOD O NO LULU Hollywood and Honolulu ...same initial... high spots on the same route of fascinat ing travel... naturally they belong on the same itinerary. Besides they are so close! Southern California is bounded on the west by Hawaii . . . at any rate, a LASSCO voyage "that ends all too soon" almost gives you that impression. You could toss up to decide which season to visit Hawaii... and never lose. If the toss says Autumn, then take advantage of LAS SCO's — SPECIALLY SERVICED AUTUMN TOURS... Sailing from Los Angeles over the southern route direct to Hawaii, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13. 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Every thought and consideration Has been given to those particulars which make a home of comfort . . . Luxury and happiness. Discrimination in selection of guests Has produced an atmosphere Of quiet dignity and refinement. The Seneca is distinctly established As the family residence of Chicago. TWO HUNDRED EAST CHESTNUT choice of the . preferred families world. Try to explain it. There is no answer except a muddle of cliches — soul, glamour, personality, divine spark. Adjectives have long since been ex hausted in extolling the emotional values she brings to even the most banal situations. Enough to say that she is a great artist, ever creating a renewed respect for her profession. Luxurious courtesans have always been titillating to the imaginations of great tragediennes. The reason is ob vious; the result not always happy. While some fine drama has been writ ten around gaudy frails, so has an im mense amount of lush and fruity hokum. Pathology, interesting as a Kraft- Ebbing case history, does not necessarily contain the stuff of life nec essary for a sound play. Dishonored Lady deals with an over-sexed mur deress in terms sensational, tricky and theatrical. It will fill the Harris Thea ter, but is unworthy of the power Miss Cornell brings to it. The authors acknowledge indebted ness to the historical poisoning of L'Angelier by Madeleine Smith. The infamous Scotch lassie reincarnates as an ornament to New York society, while the^ modern L'Angelier is a sta- combed Argentine who croons in a night club. Unless my memory is faulty (and someone stole my murder book by Edmund Pearson), there was a fiancee in the historical episode who now turns up as a prototype of the socialist English nobleman, Oswald Moseley. However, the lurid tabloid quality of the material presented is forgotten as the Great Katherine carries us through a series of gripping scenes. Her animal rage when she is struck across the face by her discarded lover, followed by the awakening of resolve to kill as she holds the stage alone for measured moments, leaves the audience limp. The murder scene is taut with suspense. And after — the choked humming as the overwrought girl tries desperately to remove all clues. Superb acting! Again, her tortured struggle under inquisition brings life to a scene which has been enacted in haec verba in every crook play of the last decade. Even a well known actress in the front row dissolved in tears before the sweep of poignant emotion. Only a fine supporting cast could stand up against Katherine Cornell. The more credit to the other actors. Herbert Bragiotti, a sleek lad with a Barrymore profile, seems a bit awed by his responsibilities, but it suits the situation. He makes the poisonous gigolo sufficiently attractive to motivate his fascination for the neurotic girl. The yarn about the suspected person having spent the night with some inno' cent bystander is an alibi used in most high-toned murders. The gallant per' jurer in this case falls to Paul Harvey, a good actor conveying reality to the conventional self-made man with a heart of gold. Fred Tilden is excel lent as the dyspeptic and fidgety father with a bottle of strychnine always con veniently at hand. Judge Swanson could use as manly a young Assistant State's Attorney as Harvey Stephens makes the chief third-degreer. The poor Britisher who steps into the mess has little to do but to stand around registering shocked incredulity and un derstanding loyalty. Charles Francis is fairly adequate in the part. Green hats, letters, bustles and poi sons are properties Miss Cornell could profitably trade for one good manu script. But the girl would tear your heart out with K[elliet the Beautiful Cloa\ Model. Cornell I yell! I yell Cornell! Qershwin Goes to War UNTIL the finale of Act I of Stri\e Up the Band I feared my colleague, Mr. Pollak, had been lured by false promise to join me at the Selwyn for intelligent appraisal of a Gershwin score. Then the swinging beat of the title song set our feet tap ping to a march good enough for the army bands of the next war. If my lay ear is wrong about the common place quality of the rest of the music, you will find me authoritatively cor- TWECI4ICAG0AN 37 rected in our musical column on page 42. There is nothing commonplace in the comedy of Bobby Clark. This be spectacled buffoon carries the show on his funny broad shoulders as easily as he flips his cigar from hand to mouth and back again. Whether imitating Colonel House, looking like Calvin Coolidge, or babbling patter, he seldom miscues. It is not entirely clear to the casual observer just what Paul Mc- Cullough adds to his partner's act. It is conventional to suppose that the straight man is the brains of a comedy team. Perhaps it is so in this case. As a performer McCullough does not do much but appear in a variety of costumes. More obvious assistance is accorded Clark by Frances Neilson, who teams with him in a corking hum orous number If I Became the Presi dent. The satirical lyrics of the song inevitably call to mind Gilbert and Sullivan. In fact, a debt to the famous British ers is evident all evening in the kidding of politics, war, big business and other phenomena of the past decade. The plot, based on a libretto by George Kaufman, is a topical burlesque of a war with Switzerland, instigated by a milk chocolate manufacturer. Kauf man's satirical pen produces material infinitely superior to the boloney which usually passes for wit in a musical comedy. That the book drags at times is probably due to the fact that much of the humor dates back several years and, except in the case of Bobby Clark, is presented by an uninteresting group of performers. I suspect Mr. Selwyn economized on his Chicago cast. A fast dancing chorus hoofs tire lessly to the Gershwin syncopation, led by Gordon Smith and Doris Carson. Smith is an agile youth with a mouth full of teeth, and Miss Carson a girl who has been told that she is full of personality. But their feet are nimble. The costumes are neat and in the march number revive the glory of tights. Yes— because of Bobby Clark, one wonderful tune and a smart book. zA Spank For Flaming Youth THE going is tougher than when you and I were boys. Sin was then a foaming mug of Lager, a pack age of Sweet Caporals and a kiss be hind the haystack. If we can safely accept the authority of Young Sinners, a bright searchlight on red-hot adoles cence visible at the Apollo, things are '^li % LOVELINESS RETURNS SWIFTLY IN THE SALONS OF ELIZABETH ARDEN Sky and wind and ocean and sun, you have enjoyed this summer. Sport. ..exhilarating. ..breathless! Fun... no end! 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As for the girls — parachute jumps into the ocean, bathing parties in Earl Car roll fashion and conversation as auda cious as it is impertinent. The boy Gene is a terrible trial to his father, and would be to the audi ence, if the part were played by a less attractive juvenile than Raymond Guion. This young actor is a well set up lad of albino blondness. He will be heard of again. So will Dorothy Appleby, a half-pint of cuteness as a girl who at seventeen has seen most everything. Her name in the dramatis personae is Constance. These two have toyed with all brands of venial sin, and are terribly in love. Parted by Constance's inadvertent engagement to a heel-clicking Austrian count, Gene goes on a two week bender. Having sunk a million dollars in his offspring and seeing his investment going sour, Father hires Mac Maguire, a roving Muldoon, to take the boy on for a little discipline. The husky trainer, a real character as played by John Harring ton, believes in muscular persuasion. Just two cracks on the jaw convince Gene that a lonely camp in the Adiron- dacks would be an awfully nice place. A spoiled child getting rough treat ment has been sure-fire ever since one Petruchio ran amuck. So the comedy of purging iniquity from Gene by wood-chopping, ski jaunts and violent massage affords the cleanest laughs of the evening. In spite of returning vigor, or because of it, the young rake is restless. Mac knows his Freud and the evils of repression. He hires a girl to come up for the week-end. We can take judicial notice of the fact that the girl turns out to be Constance. At bed-time a leaf is torn from the book of Strictly Dishonorable. The setting for seduction is spartan rather than sybaritic, and instead of a teddy- bear the fleeing male throws back equally cold comfort in the remark, "Not till you're eighteen." However, relenting parents make the delay un necessary. Toung Sinners has the zest and naughtiness conducive to popular suc cess. It opened the day we said fare well to Daylight Saving Time. Ash- ton Stevens, best dressed of dramatic critics, appeared in his autumnal spats. The season is under way at last. CINEMA Alphabetically, for Cause By WILLIAM R. WEAVER FEAST or famine, this cinema thing, and if I'm dull, wordy and pointless it's because Pm just in from the first feast in a good many lean fort nights. It's usually a simple job, an extended comment on the single pic ture worth your while, then a swift summary of the bad news about the others. But not this time. This time they're all — well, nearly all — worth talking about. Alphabetically, then: Qollegiate QUITE a number of quite capable young people are briskly engaged in bringing to the millions what the thousands saw and seemed to like as Good 7<[ews. A quite loud and pos sibly good time is had by these young people, but it seems to be somehow hopelessly confined to their side of the screen. The millions, judged by the thousands who were present at the ex hibition I attended, were curiously un moved by the gay goings-on at good old Tate, and I've no idea why. It's the right time of year, the right kind of picture, but nobody seems to care. If one guess is better than another, it's that the stage production was too popular, endured too long in too many cities, and whatever freak of timeliness may have accounted for its vogue evap orated while the picture was in prepa ration. Unimportant, of course, but if you've felt inclined to renew a pleas ant acquaintance with the thing don't do it. Crskine ERSKINE called it Sincerity. Holly wood renamed it A Lady Surren ders. It's excellent entertainment and would be by any other name. There are more reasons for seeing it than I have space for listing. First there is Genevieve Tobin, who brings to the screen a rare simplicity of artistry it has had previously in too small doses and those administered al' most exclusively by Ruth Chatterton. Miss Tobin would be reason enough for attendance with less than the sub' stantial material she has here; with it attendance becomes an obligation. Second there is Conrad Nagel, final ly located in the kind of role they've TI4ECUICAG0AN 39 been unable to find for him in recent years, and third and fourth are Rose Hobart and Basil Rathbone, the latter in for but a fractional part of the play but somewhat better than perfect in that part. (No need to mention that Grace Cunard, whom only the elderly among you will remember anyway, is an unimportant maid footing a lengthy printed cast.) Above all, of course, there is the civilized, adult story, related without material abridgment and enacted fault lessly or as nearly so as most of us re quire. It is not an occasion to miss. Junny Stuff JACK OAKIE'S Let's Go Native is not of the regulation Oakie cut. It is possible to suspect that the thing was manufactured in advance of The Sap from Syracuse and delayed en route. In fact Mr. Oakie has little more prominence in the foolishness than any of several other principals and none scale heights of glory. It isn't that kind of a picture. It is, nevertheless, good fun if you aren't especially critical at the time. In cidents, gags, song numbers and scenic hoaxes are scrambled together in no particular pattern and to no important end save that each shall amuse in its own way and all will somehow justify the rather pat title. It isn't a picture to remember, but it's greatly prefer able to a radio and most books if the evening's solitary. glitter WHEN he shall have died, obitu ary writers will have a tough time deciding which formula to apply to Cecil B. DeMille. In youth a genuine artist, at manhood gaudiest of all early Hollywood fakers, at middle age prodigously solemn and significant about The Ten Commandments and now a bald buffoon with tongue happi ly in cheek as Madam Satan crashes a sophisticated cinema. Into Madam Satan he has bundled all the good and the bad, the true and the spurious of his talent, all but burying the hoary plot that is without doubt his private amusement. The glitter that was DeMille's mainstay in the silent years is as candle light to the blaze that is Madam Satan, yet the boudoir episodes are high com edy of a kind almost never touched by his more earnest contemporaries. The settings, particularly the dirigible se quences, are tremendous enough and SERVICE TO HAWAII THE MALOLO SETS THE PACE FOR THE BIG MATSON FLEET To take you to Hawaii, there's a whole fleet of Matson ships speeding back and forth be tween San Francisco and Honolulu. Naturally one thinks of the Malolo first of all. 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Phone Roosevelt 2920 Q for CHIPPEWA NATURAL SPRING WATER "THE PUREST AND SOFTEST SPRING WATER IN THE WORLD" or write the Chippewa SpringWater Co. of Chicago 1318 S. Canal St. convincing enough to background an epic, but he staves off impending drama by low vaudeville wit at climatic in tervals. No cheap clown, DeMille; when he jests someone spends a million. The cast, who take the thing no more seriously than its director, is practically perfect. Roland Young, listed fourth, is an education for cinema comedians including Chaplin. Lillian Roth is, of course, her flaming self, and it pleased DeMille to have her out-flamed by Kay Johnson, who alto gether miraculously does it. And, for another of his private laughs, DeMille places the supposedly dumb Reginald Denny above these three able citizens and proves him an actor, a singer and a gentleman. The picture is full of these contradic tions, clearly the production of a genius at play. Of course it serves also the essential box-office purpose of convinc ing the immensely solemn millions that it unfolds a profound truth and teaches a great lesson; it's the one about the oldfashioned wife who jazzes up the masquerade and wins back the straying husband. No doubt DeMille gets a great kick out of it, and so will you if you look at it his way. Terhaps PERHAPS you'll want to see Scarlet Pages because Elsie Ferguson is in it. I did. But don't. I got in about the time the tears began flowing and stayed to the finish, but they aren't very interesting tears and I didn't wait to see how it all started. Anyway, Miss Ferguson is cast as a lawyer (women shouldn't be lawyers in pic- The whale at the wharf, or possibly a bit too much of muchness on the part of John Barrymore, led Sandor to this merrymaking on the occasion of the Moby Dick exhibition TWCCWICAGOAN 41 tures) defending a girl, charged with murder, who turns out to be her daugh ter, whereupon the judge forgets all about legal procedure and everybody cries upon everybody's shoulder and a sloppy time is had by all. It isn't fair to Elsie. Forgive her — she probably couldn't help it — but don't go to see her. I think she'd rather you wouldn't. Whoopee ALL you've heard about Whoopee, i if it's all been good, is true. Whoopee begins at a point far in ad vance of that at which the best pre vious music-comedy film left off and whoops on ahead from there. It's the biggest, gayest, funniest and hand somest picture that has come out of Hollywood (I think it was made in New York) since the folks out there learned how to make records. Cantor is at least as funny as in the stage version, I think somewhat more so, if only because you see and hear him more clearly. The lesser princi pals enjoy similar advantages, and the ladies of the ensemble bare at long last the reason why Hollywood's gals in kind are called "extras" ... all twenty-four of the twenty-four close- upped in color would have been starred on sight in the old still days. No use talking about Whoopee; too long a story, too big a cast . . . thing to do is go and see it. Do, by all means. John Barrymore SANDOR presents, on another page, an impression of John Barrymore in Moby Dic\. I often wish I could draw the picture and let Sandor write the review. This is a case in point. Sandor likes Moby Dic\, book and play, wherefore he would write the right kind of review about the picture. On the other hand, I could draw, if I could draw, a fairly enthusiastic pic ture, but I can't do right by John in a review of a film I think he shouldn't have made. I bore with John the first time, when he called it The Sea Beast. It seemed, then, the kind of thing that might hap pen to any actor, perhaps even a good thing, since clearly somebody had to do a good job with the story. But it doesn't seem necessary to keep a good man, who has a limited number of pic tures to turn out in an at best limited life span, doing the same thing over and over. There are, conservatively, a hundred unpictured plays, not to men tion books, which it is Barrymore's vening Mi ppers by Fc For the Events of the Winter Season we present an interesting group of Slippers designed for the harmonious ensemble with the Evening Costume Priced trom A Foster Evening Slipper with Rhinestone trim ming produced in Black or White Faille . . $18.50 The same design in an "Opera" Pump . . $16.50 A Foster Evening Slipper in Black or White Silk Glacette or tinted to match the gown . . $16.50 A Foster Dance or Dinner Slipper in Black or White Faille with a Cold Dec* oration $18.50 -f- -f- Foster Extra Sheer, Very Sheer and Evening Chiffon Hosiery at $3.95, $2.95 or $2.45 is suggested with these Slippers There is no extra charge for tinting Slippers to match the Gown R E* Foster & Company 115 Nortn ^Jvabasn Avenue COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN SHOPS In the Drake Hotel 7050 South Shore Drive 519 Diversey Parkway Evanston « Oak Park TUE CHICAGOAN MUSIC Marcoux as a Medici MUSIC Remains the Fashion In the Red-Plush gen eration, "first night- ers" came to see poor A'ida buried with her faltering cadenzas that modern opera lovers may listen to whenever they like on e Records chosen here Lyon Mlealy duty to do for posterity before he dies. Let's have no more repetitions. Lubitsch IT doesn't particularly matter that this one is entitled Monte Carlo, nor that Jeannette MacDonald and Jack Buchanan are great in it . . . the important thing is that Ernst Lubitsch produced it. Picture for picture, year for year, this man has turned out the finest group of motion pictures that have come from a single hand. His is, without question, the supreme direc torial talent. His name on a picture is guarantee that entertainment, and en tertainment above the eyebrow line, lurks within. None of the Continental directors was so great as Lubitsch in the be ginning, and none of them so success fully retained after coming over the viewpoint that gave them their advan tage. Most of them have gone back, defeated by American production prac- tices or stifled by American efficiency methods. Lubitsch continues on, quiet ly, consistently, accomplishing by sheer genius what no other director is able to accomplish by brute strength or fin ance. Lubitsch accepts a story, usually a pretty good one, paces the main thread of it to American tempo, sets his stages, then backgrounds and side lights it with humor, satire and farce of a kind that disturbs not at all the smug folk who come for plot alone yet immensely satisfies the mental few. Monte Carlo, by the way, is a very pleasant evening. It contains the most striking combination of song, sound and scene that has been achieved or is likely to be. See and hear it by all means. INCREDIBLE as it must seem that a picture called The Office Wife can be good, I have to add that Dorothy Mackaill is good in the same. Both of these items, I think, come properly un der the head of news. It is not news, of course, that Lewis Stone, the em ployer and eventual husband of the of fice wife of the title, is precisely per fect in that role. Of course the theme is familiar as your hat. But it's done this time with taste, restraint, emphasis where em phasis belongs, and without a lecture, even for the original wife, who makes way for the heroine by the extremely decent method of finding herself a sweetie . . . the oldfashioned wives always died, messily. The treatment, then, makes the picture. By ROBERT POLLAK THE Chicago Civic Opera departs from its ancient custom of open ing with a pot-boiler that distracts no body's attention from the full dress parade, and schedules, for its first night, Lorenzaccio, a music drama deal' ing with the bloody affairs of the Medici boys, written by one Ernest Moret, a friend and pupil of Masse- net, and, according to popular rumor, the brother-in-law of Vanni-Marcoux. The announcement of this novelty by the dignitaries on Wacker Drive was nothing to cause particular excitement. The musical encyclopedias fail to men tion M. Moret or his opera. It seemed to me a dubious experiment to begin the season with an obscure novelty. But somebody sent over a score from the opera offices and I've just spent an evening trying it on the piano. It should be a smash. The name part falls, of course, to Vanni-Marcoux, who created it at the opera's premiere ten years ago in Paris. The libretto is based, almost word for word, upon a high romantic tragedy of Alfred de Musset; it is the story of Lorenzo de Medici, who masquerades as a brood' ing and enervated weakling, the laugh ingstock of a debauched court, until he finds the moment to murder his tyrannical cousin, the Duke Alexandre. It is a grand, fat part for the French baritone. Anyone who has seen him as Don Quichotte in Massenet's slender work cannot fail to recognize that he is probably the greatest singing actor — with the exception of Chaliapin — of our time. Dramatic critics who miss their Holbrook Blinns and John Drews would be reassured of the glory of the stage if they made it an annual duty to see the Frenchman. Moret's score proves him to be a more exciting composer than his mas ter. Thoroughly alert to the purples and golds of his sinful libretto, he has written some pulsating pages. To be sure, he has nothing new to say. He has assembled some of the old Wag nerian machinery, and occasionally he invokes the harmonic habits of Faure and Debussy. Nevertheless his music owns a certain original richness and dignity. With Vanni-Marcoux will sing Van THE CHICAGOAN Gordon, Hackett and ten or fifteen others. Jenny Tourel, Jean Vieuille, Octave Dua and Salvatore Baccaloni will make their initial bows on open ing night. Cooper will conduct. The schedule of the first week: On the second night, Tuesday, October 28, Die Wa\\uere. Three debuts, Nissen, Lotte Lehmann and Althouse, are booked for the German wing. October 29, La Forza del Destino, marking the return of Musio. October 30, The Jewels of the Madonna, with a veteran cast, Rimini, Cortis and Raisa. No vember 1, Saturday matinee will see Manon's revival, Mary McCormic in the name part. For the popular Sat urday night, Tannhaeuser, with the above German representatives and Kipnis. The first suburban Sunday Muzio as a new Fiora. Otherwise matinee, L'Amore de Trei Re with Maison, Formichi and Laszari. The Gershwin Boys Again MR. BOYDEN, with his usual alertness and on his usual page, discusses Stri\e up the Band in this issue. I want to poach on him only long enough to touch on one or two purely musical aspects of this super- musical comedy. The Gershwin-Kauf- mann-Ryskind opus came to town heralded as America's gift to the tra dition of Gilbert and Sullivan. It was so described by Isaac Goldberg, whose entertaining book about the two Eng lishmen appeared two or three seasons ago. Goldberg, I think, is a little too effusive. There is little enough of the G. and S. manner in the script and not much Kaufmann either. Strike Up the Band, after all, is five years old, and it has been battered around consider ably in its career. It is Ira Gershwin, the writer of the lyrics and George's brother, who climbs closest to the Gil- bertian peak. Five years ago he seemed capable of only the usual drivel of Tin Pan Alley. Now, in such satirical gems as A Typical Self Made Ameri can and a half dozen patter choruses scattered through the score, he turns out verse of astounding quality. And, paradoxical as it may seem, George doesn't always keep up with him. The extended overture leads you to expect much. It is brilliantly symphonic al though, unfortunately, quite beyond the capabilities of the theater orches tra. The music for A Typical Self- Made American, written tongue in cheek, is gorgeously bumptious. In fact, the song deserves to stand along eauxy magic you sit in a pastel room as still as a mountain top. 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The march song, which bears the title of the show, is a knockout, quite as good as anything Sousa ever turned out. But elsewhere George's orchestra is not as ironical as Iras rhyming. In this respect he does not seem to have understood one of the secrets of Sullivan's genius. Larceny MORE music in the theater is to be heard at the Great Northern where an ungainly opus by Walter Kollo and Harry Smith is on disp1ay with three important principals garn ered from the defunct American Op:ra Company. Kollo, a Continental song writer, contributes an undistinguished and commonplace score, reminiscent of almost everything written in triple time since Johann Strauss. One or two songs are contributed by a prominent Viennese composer from Times Square named Maurie Rubens. His first nug get, Dream on Little Sister, a duet for the Hall girls, is swiped note for note, cadence for cadence, from a great Lehar operetta, Der Zarewitsch. It is unnecessary to add that it is the best song in the show. <iAve IT is pleasant to learn about Eugene Stinson's appointment as music critic for The Chicago Daily K[ews. Stinson, a keen and sensitive penman, is one of those rare birds that think in terms of music rather than in terms of musical personalities. He is refresh ingly frank and honest, yet he knows what to do with a good prejudice when he gets one. ARTISTS JEAN CRAWFORD ADAMS: A LADY painter who achieves de lectable results upon canvas, in oil. She endured so well as to have painted a series of canvases, sufficient in quantity and excellent in manner, which have been on exhibit during the summer at the Art Institute. As an individual, she is charming The curious, quizzical light in her eyes may easily be that of genius. She paints with the ease of inner under standing. Her paintings are ripe with color and thoughtful form. Intelli gently modern, this year finds her well represented in the most difficult to at tain Carnegie show of Modern Paint ing in Pittsburgh. Few others of the city's painters are as fortunate. She paints in the moods of Derain and Segonzac, but also in that of her self, which is notable. Those who ap preciate her work are numerous. She is to be termed a "born painter1'' (dis tinguished sharply from the "Academy product"). Watch her rise to enviable heights in achievement. OSKAR HANSEN: A SCANDINAVIAN gentleman who has worked long in Chicago. He forms in clay and marble the spiritual immensities of thought. Thought which begins in space where few minds have the courage to wander. Essentially belonging to the small group of sculpturally creative minds of the world — Maillol, Kolbe, Epstein, Brancusi — he moves in harmony with the elements of infinity. A rugged force, incredibly refined, is the keynote of his work. More to the nobility of purity in form does he tend than any other. Living in a studio which overlooks, at a height, the murky gulfs of streets and urban canyons of the city, he pre serves the thing which is himself. Like most men of spiritual content, he has flowers and green plants about him. The sculptor is engaged at present with the planning of a superb monu ment to the Scandinavian people of America, to be added to the group con sisting of the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Panetarium. Chicago advances culturally with the presence of this ARTHUR MACHIA: A SMALL, shock headed person of intense ability, he works like a TME CHICAGOAN 45 Trojan. Never is the brush out of his fingers. Yet to be recognised for his efforts, he is content in the slow per fecting of his contribution to art. Known to many of the Bohemian group of Chicago, he is in no way dis tracted by the activity' offered. Maker of exquisite ship models, the quality of which is founded upon his experience, as a youth, when he sailed on the whalers and clipper ships of the Eighties. Humble and very modest in his word of himself, he asks little of the world. His studio is as clean as a Dutch kitchen. His work has promise and one feels there the eventual re ward of recognition. FRANK HOFFMAN: GERMANIC, big, in a muscular way, vehement and direct in his painting, he offers much versatility and force to the local name of art. His limits are beyond the horizon. He de vours space in his range of activity. Now he is here, and the next day, off in some other city of America where commissions engage his ardent atten tion. A Rabelaisian sense of proportion and humor give him, as a person, the rollicking flavor of the buccaneer in art. Bravo, Hoffman. Likeable and unfor gettable as a man and memorable to his friends and admirers, he will some day fill the sails of his being with a mighty wind. A fine young artist in promise of renown. —PHILIP NESBITT. A FUNNY THING! J Here's a funny thing; Once, the things you said Burned a path across my brain, Moved me in my bed — Haunted me at dawn, Turned me hot and cold; Made me sick and gave me pain, Made me shy and bold . . . Days and weeks and months, Weeks and months and years Tore our arms apart, and then Somehow dried my tears! Now, we meet and pause- Now, our fingers touch — And the things you say to me Bore me very much! — DOROTHY DOW. Good Times at Pinehurst Pack up your niblick in your new golf bag and smile ... in the pincfragrant air . . . under the sunlit sky ... on the rolling, interesting fairways of the 5 D. J. Ross golf courses, each different, providing vari' ety for all . . . in Pinehurst . . . the golf' er's paradise . . . where winter never comes. Good times at tennis . . . riding . . . polo ... archery . . . shooting. Happy days and nights at the exclusive Carolina Hotel, with its friendly atmosphere ... its mod' ern luxuries. For reservations or new illustrated boo\let, address General Office, Pinehurst, ?\[. C. Carolina Hotel Opens Oct. 27 46 TUE CHICAGOAN O^-THEAVENUf Individualized Fashions of our own Creation for the Opera • Gowns Wraps Furs Millinery CHICAGO Under sole ownership Jacques S. Potts Modes for Immediate Wear or Custom Tailored 545 Michigan Avenue, North OPERA SHOPPING Clothes for the Opening By THE CHICAGOENNE THIS year it's really fun. The ro mantics are sweetly all about the place, the dignified go Grecian or re strained Victorian, the impudent tear into a bustle and ruffles. What a sea son! The beauty of it is that everyone is sure of herself by this time. Last year we were like a crowd of school girls suddenly shot out of middies and sailor suits into long skirts and chig nons, and we were a fairly awkward lot. But now we have learned to sweep as serenely down the stairs as Queen Louise in her trailing draperies, and how we love it! Not that many of us actually trail. The coutourieres have given us up pretty thoroughly as far as trains go. Somehow those women who went in for trains couldn't seem to manage them and not many of this season's dresses sport the train. They do just about touch the floor and some of them have a hint of downward swoop in back but not enough to impede progress. Of course, to prove the rule, there are some lovely exceptions like the one in Field's French room with its short round train forming a graceful fan on the floor. Backs are still lower than the front neckline, many of the wraps are longer, but the chief change is in the greater brilliance and elegance of the fabrics. The metal touch, for instance, is de cidedly in evidence but it's a different metal. In Stevens' French room a very new metallic cloth is introduced in two gowns, one by Lanvin, the other by Patou. The cloth is exceedingly fine, almost sheer, with the metal threads woven into a very tiny pattern so that it looks almost dotted. This small pat tern makes the fabric more youthful looking than the large flowery bro- cades of former years. The Lanvin dress is in black with a silver pattern and the finished effect is a sort of shim- mery gunmetal, very, very different. The skirt is full and Grecian and the high-ish belt is of glimmering silver mesh with a brilliant ornament in front. The neck and armholes are also outlined in a band of this soft silver mesh, the neck in a cowl effect rather high in front and ending in a deep V in back. The Patou of this fabric is all white with dullish white metal threads like fine embroidery, in the long sweeping lines this designer loves, like a caryatid on a Greek temple. The only decora tion is a marcasite buckle at the base of the V in back. These two dresses express perhaps the most important trend of the early season — white and black. The most striking gowns I saw everywhere were black or white, many of them with brilliant motifs. I could happily spend the rest of my days in black and white, but if you are the kind who prefers color you can be sure, this season, of being distinctive. There are some gorgeous new Paisley brocades about town, two of them at Stevens, some pastel velvets, and some deep glowing velvets to break the black and white monotony. FIELD'S heavy velvet in a deep ruby, for one thing. This is from Lelong and important because it intro duces the tied-back effect of the lSSO's and the cascade of ruffles down the back of the skirt. If you want to be demure, dashing and grand all at once run right over and look at this. Field's carry the metallic note into a regal cloth-of -gold wrap by Paquin, the cloth a gleaming copper and gold like a medieval king's robe but soft and slimly wrapped to several inches below the knees. The sleeves have the full bishop's sleeve feeling of this season, fairly snug at the cuffs and the collar is a large lovely thing of kolinsky. One of the most brilliant things in a brilliant season is Chanel's sequin triumph. This I saw at Jay Mignon's shop in the Palmolive Building, and if sequins make you think of Sophie Tucker or Texas Guinan just look at this and eat your words. These are applied with a light hand in airy scrolls on black lace to make a delightfully youthful dress. Its square little bodice is held by two narrow straps, the waist line is normal height and narrowly belted, and the skirt sweeps down to swirl pleasantly at the hem into a little stiff flare held out by the weight of the sequins. With this Jay Mignon shows Vion' net's long wrap of black velvet, fitted closely at the waist like a Victorian pelisse and sweeping down to the hem TI4ECMICAG0AN 47 of the gown in back with enough up ward sweep in front to show a charm ing triangle of the flaring dress. The wrap has a large collar of white ermine, extending all the way down the front and in a band about the hem. The cuffs are also ermine and the sleeve goes slightly leg of mutton. You just know you'll be a triumph in this cos tume. They also have Patou's black velvet wrap here, narrow sleeves and white fox collar sweeping down to a V in the back. This, too, is almost long enough to cover the whole dress. The slim young deb should indulge in Saks' quaint dress of pale blue vel vet, high waisted and falling in heavy folds to the floor. From the waistline to the youthful square neck a row of horizontal tucks accent the square feel ing. With this dress Saks shows a bolero type jacket of deeper blue vel vet with full puffed sleeves and a large corsage of the light blue of the dress. These rather medieval young dresses are perfect with the Juliet caps that Paris is adopting with enthusiasm. In wide gold mesh or in colors these tiny caps are really entrancing on small young heads. Rae Isaacs in the Pitts- fiehi building is making them to order, either in gold or in colors to match your shoes, bags or gown. NOW stand by for just one more metallic piece and then I'll call a halt. Goupy's gay peplum frocks are among the sensations of the year. One of her most important designs is the black taffetta gown that Leschin has acquired. The full skirt of this is topped by a flare of two triangular pieces forming a rather long peplum, young and slightly bouffant in effect with none of the stilted feeling of the old bouffant gowns. Young, but far be it from Goupy to go insipidly young. She makes the whole thing very so phisticated by her novel use of straps, two narrow shoulder straps and a pair crossed over the back, and then adds the final note by embroidering huge flowers of paillettes all over the taffeta of the dress. These are alternately shiny black and dull black and the com plete effect is gloriously new. Entirely different in feeling is Leschin's white satin and lace dress from:: Chanel, you know the long Grecian affairs with alternating hori zontal bands of satin and lace making up the whole dress. It looks like a beautiful nightgown off the figure but the perfectly molded lines make it quite [turn to page 53] A corner of our zMillinery Salon HATS of Inimitable Charm — by — CHICAGO Under sole ownership Jacques S. Potts Modes for Immediate Wear or Custom Tailored 545 Michigan Avenue, North TUECUICAGQAN BOOKS AMERICA'S FOREMOST DESERT RESORT California Products, Inc. 307 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago A Full Length By SUSAN HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON will be chiefly remem bered in Chicago as having written The Story of Man\ind and other things of the sort. What the public wanted, in other words. Until the public stopped wanting it; or per haps merely until someone discovered that it didn't take a historian, but that H. G. Wells or you or I or anybody could do it. Now in R. v. R. he is getting back at us for those years when we kept him making history simple and unhis- torical. Ostensibly it is a biography of Rembrandt, which should by rights be shorter than Shakespeare's, merely a matter of deaths, burials, bankruptcy and a summons to his mistress to ap pear before the church elders for being that. Instead, it becomes a full length of Holland's moment of magnificence: naval battles, religious squabbles, Orange marching on Amsterdam, oil paintings of anatomical lectures. One eminent doctor having another painted as a student. Second Doctor coming back by having first painted as the corpse. And so on. The Americas. The Indies. And to round out this circumstantial picture of war followed by prosperity, a highly convincing crash in the seventeenth century Dutch stock market. All of this is told in the first person by a nine times removed great grand father invented for the occasion, who inherits his great grandson's scientific and philosophical equipment entire. And, of course, his perspective. Joresyte Saga Addendum FOR all of the Forsyte Saga, and for as far into the Modern Com edy as the point where Fleur finds that she can't marry Jon, Mr. Gals worthy was quite definitely writing lit erature, stuff with a pattern. Since then he has quite as definitely been writing gossip. And his new book On Forsyte 'Change is not only gossip but old gossip. Some of it a hundred years old. Odds and ends of gossip. The nearest any of these short lengths comes to being a short story is where Nicholas' wife runs away — in I the unfeminized sixties — and refuses to by Van Loon WILBUK come back until her husband has given her a legal right to half her own in come. And like any really good run of gossip, it includes some information that sounds more like scandal. As for instance, that Aunt Hester, travelling in Germany in 1845, committed an in discretion never committed by girls of good family until recent years. Or at least not without serious consequences. expedition Chronical IT is not so much fun looking at the specimens in the Field Museum when you stop to think how much more fun it must have been collecting them. Such thoughts are engendered by a magnificent book entitled Jungle Island: The "lllyria' in the South Seas, writ' ten by Sidney Nichols Shurcliff to com memorate the Crane Pacific expedition whose spoils now lie ticketed. They were a young lot and the high spirits that followed them from Boston, where they were nearly incarcerated for catching fire when there was dynamite aboard, through the West Indies and the Panama Canal and so to Galapagos and New Guinea, have a way of get ting into the capitions of even the most solemnly scientific illustrations. "Strategy in Handling People" THIS is the first time I have seen a book of the sort that sounded as though it would work. It is by Ewing T. Webb, Chicago advertising man, and John J. B. Morgan, professor of psychology at Northwestern. Instead of laying down theoretical situations and then solving them in theoretical ways, it tells what Carnegie, Franklin, Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Charles Schwab, John D. Rockefeller, and others who actually rose from stake drivers or printer's devils, or, worse yet, from just people, really did. The successes of men like this may of course be on a larger scale than you may care to attempt at first. Personally, I should much prefer not to become a steel magnate or president of the United States. But the authors have thought of that. And if by any "chance you have been brought up on Kant's categorical 48 TMC CHICAGOAN 49 imperative, and believe it wrong to use your fellow men merely as a means, you can still enjoy Strategy in Han- dling People as a collection of, in that sense, naughty stories. This much I must confess, however: That from now on if anybody asks a small favor of me, a la the Benjamin Franklin anecdote, I shall most cer tainly refuse that and ask him what he really wants. zAbout the Sangers Again "XA/HAT!" said Madame Giu- ? V letta Rovere. "Only one son of Sanger in so large a town as this?" Then Caryl knew : undoubtedly his brother Sebastian had turned up in Venice: that would explain everything. The Fool of the Family is another mad story about the mad musical Sangers. Poor Caryl can save money and drive a motor car. Consequently there is somewhat less room in his personal ity for music and romance. Enough, though, if only he could avoid the more Sangerish Sangers and thereby cease to suffer by comparison. Sebas tian has only to step in and presto: savings gone, concert gone, girl gone. Such a nice wealthy girl, too. Even the publishers are surprised that Margaret Kennedy should have been able to come so near writing a second Constant K[ymph! Whither, Whither, or After Sex, What?: A Symposium to End Sym posiums, edited by Walter S. Hankel. Illustrated by Bill Gropper. (The Macaulay Company.) just another of those dark glimpses into a future when Lady Chatterley's Lover will be a gram mar school text and Sir Philip Yarrow will have started investigating the dance of the electrons around the atom. The John Riddell Murder Case: A Philo Vance Parody, by John Riddell. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. (Scribner's.) Said to have been with held from publication for a day or two while S. S. Van Dine made sure that Richard Halliburton was the only best seller who had been murdered in a grass skirt. Casanova Jones, by Joseph Anthony. Il lustrations by Willy Pogany. (Century.) The sad tale of a gentlemanly revenue agent unhappily married to a bootlegger is here made into a nicely rhymed epic poem. He Done Her Wrong: The Great American Novel and Not a Word In It— No Music Too, by Milt Gross. Il lustrated by the Author. (Doubleday, Doran.) In the tradition of those wood cut novels that blossomed on every bough last spring, but not of it. First Nights! Wraps and Gowns Jay Mignon, inc. Palmolive Building 923 No. Michigan Ave. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service G4ICAGQAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice)... • — (Number of seats) — ••••- (Date)...... 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Since I was cut short in my last issue's tale of wedding gifts and decorative items for the home I prom ised a continuation for this number. But that bright boy who writes the announcements of future numbers went up in the air over the opera and pledged this column to a survey of opera clothes. What to do, what to do! My public must be served, and whether you want them or not, you'll get both stories. Take them or leave them. But if you have a spark of sportsmanship you'll take them with a nice bow to your heroic correspond ent. Heroic, because I had to crawl from shop to shop on the day that Our Mayor chose to jam the streets with Black Horse troops, legionnaires, bands and committees, all tootling for the boy friend who was kicked out of France. I thought Hearst lived in Cali fornia and that Thompson was fighting England, not France, but it seems that one of them saved Chicago from some one. It's all very clear to William Hale, I guess, but it's just a dawgone nuisance to me. Anyway, if you are buying any thing for the bride, read on. If you are a home-beautifying soul, read on. But for new notes on evening things (and I am proud of those) turn to Opera Shopping. IF you aren't yet a La Maisonetteer take an afternoon, a day, or possibly a week and browse around on Field's ninth floor. La Maisonette is a charm ing spot, not a gift shop, not an antique shop, not a moderne museum, but it's a grand place to find gifts, antiques and splendid modern pieces. Every thing decorative has been lovingly as sembled here, and there are treasures, some as low as a dollar, others up in the wealthy uncle class. For someone who has the antique spirit you can get really fine pieces here as well as won derfully authentic and mellowed repro ductions. Side by side, for instance, are a rare Aubusson rug with an un usual all-over motif and a reproduction of an Aubusson which is as softly deli cate in color as if it, too, had come down through the centuries. Since bottle collecting has become one of the more popular pastimes in this arid land La Maisonette has a lav ish array. An old Danish crystal de canter is flanked by a pair of gleaming deep blue Bristol bottles. Two squat old French bottles are gorgeous in white porcelain and gold in a novel knobby design. Some modern Danish bottles in a milky, opalescent glass are as feminine as the perfume they are destined to hold, while an array of Italian pottery bottles are splendid for the masculine chiffonier. These are square and sturdy, one set with cool green leaves twining all over the sur face, another with colorful groups of fruits, a third with coral leaf and flower design. Next to bottles as household pets I can think of nothing more pleasing than boxes, and La Maisonette has everything under the sun in this field. Field's has acquired a collection of rare pieces, Italian Renaissance brocades, ecclesiastic velvets, French embroideries and laces. These they use for stun ning boxes, for cigarettes, candy, all sorts of things. The cigarette boxes are cedar lined, the candy boxes with glass trays, the jewel boxes velvet lined with lock and key, beautiful things. They have also taken the covers of some old books and made handsome library boxes out of them, while one set of covers makes a very distinctive wastebasket. And that's only half the tale— run up and see the rare pieces of furniture; the old silver and reproductions of fine old Sheffield, the splendid collection of antique china; the case of miniatures and the walls and walls and walls of prints and silhouettes; the unique mod ern bookends and other pieces from the Wiener Werkstatte; lacy old fans; everything of beauty whether it has been a joy for hundreds of years or maybe for only a week or two. Its a fine harmony of the old and the new. ONE of the new things that peo- pie have been talking much of this year is the Swedish art spirit as it was expressed in the Stockholm ex' position. The Swedish Arts and Crafts shop at 161 East Ohio has brought back some of the loveliest examples of TI4EO4ICAG0AN 51 the decorative art of Sweden and many a bride will call down blessings upon your head if you send her a piece of Malmsten furniture or Orrefors glass. At this shop the second floor has some magnificent pieces of furniture, mod ern in their restraint and simplicity but for the ages in their beauty. The din ing room ensembles and desks make, splendid impressive gifts from one of the family or a close friend, and there was a powder table with a solid sheet of pewter gleaming across the top and down the sides that was one of the most exquisite things I have ever seen in furniture. The Orrefors glass, of course, is justly famous and you won't find any thing more beautiful anywhere than the collection of pewter and Nilsson silver and handwoven rugs here. Many new things have come in since I was there — a shipment was expected from Stockholm— and if you really want to do the different thing dash right up and look them over. In that little courtyard where the Petit Gourmet sets out its excellent luncheons is a secluded linen shop that pops forth with something unusual all the time. D. S. Williams has a lot of sumptuous linens, Pointe de Venise luncheon sets, an elaborate bedspread of Duchesse lace and the like, but he also offers unpretentious novel pieces that make grand inexpensive gifts. I saw a breakfast tray set in melon and turquoise linen that would make anyone sit right up in bed and sing, no matter how gray the morning, and some stunning Basque breakfast sets in brilliant plaids, alto gether new in their color combinations. Down the boulevard the Carlin Comfort Shop is busily doing over its display rooms, introducing all sorts of new things with their new decorating service. They have hitherto specialized in bedroom and closet decorating and have done it so well that patrons here and there have urged them to come out of the bedroom and tackle the whole house. So here they are, with one of their best decorators from the east to fix up the entire establishment or sug gest special ideas to fit in with your general scheme. The shop, of course, continues to be the prime place for those moire traveling bags, quilted com forters, colorful blankets, and exciting clothes closet fixings. If you want a touch of the modern in your boudoir drop in at Bertha McVittie's shop at 5132 Sheridan Road. She has some delightful lamps. ENGLISH DESK SET— SEAWEED INLAY Remarkable for its blending of infinite detail and effective contour lines. The fittings are of striking character, the letter boxes in hand tooled leather are available in many colors. Vases are Uld trencn. W. P. NELSON COMPANY N. J. NELSON, President Drake Hotel - Walton Place and Michigan Ave. Telephone Whitehall 5073 CHICAGO AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION' Interesting combina tion Football Sched ule and Score Card 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 ¦^HHHHHHH DRAKE | HOTEL, CHICAGO Under Blackstone Management THE CHICAGOAN GO, CHICAGO! Air Castles By LUCIA LEWIS Come with us to Bali . . . A fantastic island in the Java Sea . . ¦ a primitive civilization un changed by 1 000 years . . . weird ceremonials . . . age-old Hindu rites... lithe gold-swathed dancers . . . masqued grotesquefie or the Ardje Drama. The Franconia . . . the great and proven cruising liner takes you to Bali without extra cost or change of ship on her wondrous Cruise Around the World . . . Sailing Eastward from New York Jan. 10, 1931 ... 138 days . . . Rates $2000 up. The Voyage of a Lifetime! Again two world-famous leaders of travel join their 179 years of experience, achievement and tradition. Ask your Local Agent (or Booklet or Mail Coupon CUNARD LINE 25 Broadway, New York or THOS. COOK & SON 587 Fifth Avenue, New York Please send "The Franconia World Cruise Book" to Name— Address. City- State- THE air people are all through singing mammy songs, but the public doesn't know it. Aviation is afflicted with Brisbanes who mouth about future skies black with airships, though never higher than a penthouse themselves. These oracles and cheer' leaders make so much fuss about mothering the "infant industry" that travelers don't realize that the infant is a big boy now, out of short pants, and growing nicely, thank you. He really deserves a little recognition on his own merits. Let his coming adulthood take care of itself. You can go from here to there — ¦ routes to almost any there you choose — with fewer chances of needing at tention from the coroner than if you whiz up to Glenview in Jimmie's car when he has a little edge and the road has a little slip. Percentages on auto mobile, train, and airplane deaths, based on their respective number of passengers, are all to the good for the air. Comfort isn't lacking either. In the big passenger planes the seats are cushioned and ample for the rotund and the long-legged alike. On the longer trips refreshments and meals are served and even on the shorter ones you get little packets to chew, with Mr. Wrigley's compliments. A stew ard watches over you tenderly, gives you picture maps to show where you are, thrusts magazines and papers at you if you get bored, stuffs cotton in your ears, and holds your head if you feel the need. (But if you don't worry about airsickness it won't get you. It is purely nerves and not the motion of the plane. On a calm day the plane is so steady that one hardly believes the darn thing is moving and when it is stormy the plane just swoops a bit here and there in a fashion that is highly diverting if you just get over the feeling you're falling.) EVEN the very timid these days may bring themselves to hop into an airplane for an emergency trip, but not every traveler realizes how much the plane can do to facilitate and feli citate just ordinary living. There are, of course, planes from city to city which are especially popular among business men. The cross country dash of forty-eight hours is broken into just the right happy division between plane and train so that neither becomes monotonous. For hops to the summer country they are rapidly becoming in dispensable. Commuters use the lines to Bar Harbor, to Newport, to almost every popular spot in New England and Canada. From St. Paul citizens easily get to the north woods and the lake country or from Chicago to Wis consin and Michigan and Minnesota by amphibions and land planes. In San Francisco and Los Angeles the air ferries are soundly established, hydrc planes leaving at regular intervals to all the popular spots along the coast and charging only two to five dollars for the service. Planes are being introduced in yacht races and college boat races. They are the best system yet devised to get a good view of all the contestants and really follow the progress of the en tire race. They have been used for the Henley regatta in England for some seasons now and are quickly be ing taken up here. Another thing they're doing in Europe this year is sightseeing a la Zep. The Zeppelin introduced an interesting schedule of sightseeing trips this summer, from a day to several weeks in length, over notable spots from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia. It's a splendid way to get your sightseeing all attended to promptly, with the greater part of your time left for a comprehensive study of the cafe and biergarten systems. Airports here are being jacked up to compare favorably with the older European ones, though we have none quite so fine as the famous Tempelhof in Berlin. Of course this has the great natural advantage of location right in the city, thanks to the martial fervor of the Kaiser. Wilhelm set aside a tremendous parade circle for his troops and insisted that this be undisturbed no matter how much the city needed the space. Now that it has been con' verted into the most convenient air port in the world the city is grateful, as dollars from every corner of the earth come winging into it every day. The Tempelhof at night is one of the things to do, its restaurant gay with THE CHICAGOAN 53 s^2>, dancers stepping to an orchestra whose undercurrent is the rhythmic drone of planes outside. With the spread of Aviation Coun' try Clubs some of our American air ports are acquiring a nice polish. The Aviation Club on Long Island and the Curtiss-Reynolds airport here are add ing entertainment features, restaurants, and other swanky touches to their al ready beautiful grounds. The new air ports, such as the one in Los Angeles and the Ford field in Detroit, are beau tifully kept, dustless and shining with planes taxi-ing up the concrete runways to buildings equipped with all the comforts of the railroad station. All they need is a chain drug store and they'll probably get that in short order. SHOPPING For Opera [begin on page 46] rapturous when it's worn. Leschin's buyer had just torn off for the east when I was there, to acquire more evenings things, so by the time this appears they'll have a raft of new gowns and wraps. Since they do eve ning clothes particularly well here I'd suggest a look-see before you decide on your costume for the big night on Wacker drive. Every one of these things, of course, demands the proper foundation so I dropped in to see what Annabell Chud was doing to produce the suitably svelte lines. The all-in-one foundation garment is almost a necessity under the new gowns, and for evening they are generally boneless or very lightly boned, except for the very heavy figure. There were some attractive black satin ones here with the brassiere top of either black lace or a new rose blush lace, a very dainty new tone of pinkish beige. These are all backless to the waist, to conform to the evening line, and have a flounce of lace at the bot tom so that you need only the one garment. The Debutante corsette is a fine lightweight foundation, absolutely boneless, of light silks or allover-lace on net. These foundations may be made in any color to match the gown. Another important detail in any en- Freeman of London Charterhouse Building No. 4 Goswell Road, London and 534 Madison Avenue, New York Cordially invite you to view an exhibit of a distinguished collection of rare ANTIQUE ENGLISH SILVER and OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE Specimens from the QUEEN ANNE and GEORGIAN Reigns This fascinating collection is held under the auspices and at the establishment of WILLIAM J. QUIGLEY, INCORPORATED 117 East Delaware Place, Chicago, 111. from Monday, October Twentieth to Saturday the Twenty-fifth, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty ^tnodern-I/irtisii (Criumfikant QfiecUi ings "Herecomesthebride!" Happy, proud, beautiful! The smiles of well-wishing friends. The soft light of candelabra— a resplen dent yet dignified background of calla lilies, ferns, palms... all that bespeaks the solemnity and importance of this occasion. Shoreland facilities— Shore- land catering— Shoreland serv ice make Shoreland weddings distinctive and smart. Nor are they prohibitive in cost. HOTEL SHORELAND FIFTY-FIFTH STREET AT THE LAKE semble is the shoe. When I was there Wolock and Bauer had just received a sheaf of new fabrics that promise de lightful results for fall evening slippers. Some very soft Paisley brocades in melting tones of blue and coral and gold or a rich red and gold with flecks of black should be awfully dashing. Another dyable white crepe has a tiny pattern of gold all over the surface, carrying out the smaller motif idea, and there was a stunning silver with flecks of red that would be gorgeous with white dresses. These, of course, are made up in any style but one of the most graceful I saw there was a sandal with comfortably high back and strap swerving down the sides to form the accepted open shank sandal. The nice feature of this is that it is a very graceful and airy sandal with never theless enough support to keep the not- too-perfect foot from bulging. Pumps are perennial favorites of course and they have them here in a good-looking satin with a dull all-over pattern like frosted crystal goblets. All their fabrics are also used for bags to match the slippers, and the new evening bags at Wolock and Bauer are quite small, flat envelopes. These are decorated with marcasite pendant orna ments, usually two of them connected with a small brilliant chain. 54 THE CHICAGOAN Exclusive Russian- European «jpr Restaurant Enjoy our Ex cellent Russian European Cui sine under per sonal direction of Chef T. Karakoz. During dinner hours concert String Trio conducted by Mr. A. Aster. Luncheon 75c Afternoon Tea and Bridge Private Rooms by arrangement Dinner #1.50 Reservation Phone: Lakeview 10554 Under the personal direction of Col. W. W. Yaschenko and K. P. Sankarjevsky Maisonette Russe, 2800 Sheridan Rd. Open from T^oon till Midnight Smart Riding Apparel For ladies and gentlemen, tailored to measure. Correct, smart styles at attractive prices. Riding Boots Of finest English make in a wide selection of correct styles and leathers. Attractive catalog of Riding Equipment sent on mail or 'phone request. Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. Harrison S708 Chicago In Next Issue MEET THE MOTORS By Charles C. Swearingen Comprehensive reviews of the smart new models that will be on display at the impending Salons. THIS GAS AGE To Car, To Car! By CHARLES C. SWEAMNGEN HAVING just about reached the acme of perfection, automobiles are no longer put away in protecting blankets in October until May the fol lowing year. Chicagoans generally have learned much regarding recrea tion and health. Hence Autumn, with its under-tang of the frost to come and its rainbow robes of matchless beauty,; is now considered the most delightful and healthful of all touring seasons. In the Fall nature assumes its most brilliant garb; the foliage that has cov ered the landscape with a uniform green all summer now biases forth in a thousand shades of orange and yel low, crimson and purple. The air is delightfully cool, a clear bracing at mosphere. Health jaunts are in season. WITHOUT resorting to the freakish, the new Reo-Royale Eight marks a striking departure from any previous productions of this vete ran manufacturer of fine automobiles. Beauty, comfort and performance have been built into the car. The engine is, an L-head straight eight delivering 125; horsepower at 3300 R.P.M. Fifty miles per hour or more in second and well over 80 in high are said to be at tained with freedom from gear noise or vibration. The hood is long and low, gracefully, pointed in the vee-shaped radiator. It is flanked by oval headlamps, whose contour resembles that of a projectile, and then by ample rolled edge fenders of wing-like sweep. Having modeled a beautiful front, Reo carries this motif of the free flowing line into the wind shield slope, along the sleek sides and the smoothly rounded top, to reach striking culmination in a sweeping rear panel construction. The new bodies are exceptionally well lighted. There are step lights and rear quarter lights with automatic door control and separate interior switches. Tilt Ray headlights are used. Diffi culties of night parking are minimised by fender lights front and rear which throw wide beams. The two rear fen der lights provide stop signals. MANY refinements have been added to the new Packards. There is a substantial increase in the power of the motors. The four speed transmission gives a quick change be' tween gears with all the advantages in traffic and traffic pauses obtainable in a four speed transmission. Mechanical improvements have not exceeded body refinements and there is a complete new line of color combinations scien tifically selected for perfect harmony and good taste. Evidence of intensive study and at tention to details is seen in the bodies of the new cars. New upholstering materials and new methods of trim ming have been adopted and add much to the interior appearance. An un usual arrangement for smoking and vanity sets in enclosed cars has been worked out and there is new hardware which harmonises with the other fit' tings and trimmings. In the Eight-70 Series, Nash has brought to motorists one of the lowest priced quality straight eights that has ever entered the market. In power, pick-up adaptability and general per formance, the new product is com parable to higher priced cars. Built on a generous 116-inch wheel-base, the new models are big cars in every re spect. Grace and lasting beauty char acterise their new bodies. Rich appointments, including fine mohair upholstery, smoking sets on each side of the rear seat, smartly pat terned interiorware, silver finished and moderne instrument panel feature the new models. Vox Paucorum A Department of Minority Opinion Africa speaks: A perfectly re- k markable picture but could be inv proved by eliminating scene showing native being killed by lion. It is diffi cult to understand why hand turning crank of camera could not have pulled trigger — thus saving human life. — A. C. B. \/A Romance: An Anna Christie in dress clothes, this film is far from a hit. Garbo's husky arms and voice, belying her diva's role, don't help the thing any either. I fear la Garbo is a TWt CHICAGOAN 55- one-character, — E. M. S. or a one-talkie, actress. CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION : Viewing the development on site prompts the thought that, until the structures are complete in their color and illuminated cloture and entourage, they will be the object of derision and caricature for us Chicagoans to combat. —L. J. W. Mccutcheon's "injun summer": Aren't we all just a little tired of that perennial? Thinking perhaps The Tribune would give us a treat and now you, of all people, have to go and "bring that up."— K. S. B. Theatre season: Alleged to be backward, anaemic, etc., this sea son is exhibiting, though dilatorily, a finer grade of plays and music shows than has come hence in many seasons. Witness: Nearly any show now play ing, for verification. — E. M. S. wi I "HE COMMUTTER: I, too, am a * Commutter. Like Marjorie Mil ler, whose poem, The Commutter, was published in the October 1 1th issue of The Chicagoan, I am forced by cir cumstances to ride on trains in the city where no one cares. But she seemed to understand. Perhaps her tone was light. Almost flippant. But under neath, her lips trembled and hers was a complete sympathy, I am sure. She did something for me no one else has done. I was resentful. Despondent. Then she came! Would you ask her to send me her photograph? — E. W. ST^T111ENT 0F THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE MENT, CIRCULATION, ETC., REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF AUGUST 24. 1912 Of The Chicagoan, published bi-weekly at Chicago, Illinois, for October 1, 1930. State of Illinois ) County of Cook J Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State ri-ff CAUnt\ aforesai'd> personally appeared George J^Iittord, who, having been duly sworn according to «w, deposes and says that he is the business manager °l k E C"i5;agoan and that the following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true sfate- ment of the ownership, management (and if a daily paper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid publica- tion tor the date shown in the above caption, required aii d i °f Aueust 24- 19'2. embodied in section 411, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of. this form, to wit: 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, d°il'i manag'ng editor, and business managers are: Publisher— Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Editor— Martin J. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. Managing Editor— William R. Weaver, 407 S. Dearborn St. Business Manager— George Clifford, 407 S. Dear born St. _ 2. That the owner is: (If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and also immedi ately thereunder the names and addresses of stock holders owning or holding one per cent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corpora tion, the names and addresses of the individual own- BEN BERNIE r.AND In the Beautiful NEW College Inn Nightly for Dinner and Supper world'* fair lighting t color-organ dance floor of teak and ebony ? radium paintings t breath-taking beauty NO COVER CHARGE UNTIL 9:30 Drive Right Into Hotel Sherman Randolph and Clark Streets NOW PLAYING at the new PUNCH and JUDY «™ Van Buren Street at Michigan Avenue D.W.Griffith's First All-Talking Production 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 ers must be given. If owned by a firm, company, or other unincorporated concern, its name and address, as well as those of each individual member, must be glThe Chicagoan Publishing Co., 407 S. Dearborn St. Martin I. Quigley, 407 S. Dearborn St. 3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities are: (If there are none, so state.) None. , , .... 4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders, and security hold' ers, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders' and security holders as they appear upon the books of the company but also, in cases where the stock' holder or security holder appears upon the boo.<s of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corporation for whom such trustee is acting, is given; also that the said two paragraphs contain statements embracing affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circum' stances and conditions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no reason to believe that any other person, association, or corporation has any interest direct or indirect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so stated by him. 5. That the average number of copies of each issu^ of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six months preceding the date shown above is (This information is required from daily publications only.) Geo. Clifford, Business Manager. Sworn to and subscribed before me this First day of October, 1930. (Seal) James P. Prendergast. (My commission expires February, 1933.) 56 TUE CHICAGOAN SPQW6DIM FOOTBALL October 18. Chicago and Florida at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Illinois at Champaign. Purdue and Iowa at Iowa City. Michigan and Ohio State at Columbus. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania at Madison. Minnesota and Indiana at Minneapolis. Notre Dame and Carnegie at South Bend. Yale and Brown at New Haven. Harvard and Army at Cambridge. Princeton and Cornell at Princeton. Dartmouth and Columbia at Hanover. October 25. Chicago and Mississippi at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Centre at Dyche Stadium. Illinois and Michigan at Ann Arbor. Purdue and Wisconsin at Lafayette. Minnesota, open date. Indiana and Southern Methodist at Dallas, Texas. Iowa, open date. Notre Dame and Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh. Yale and Army at New Haven. Harvard and Dartmouth at Cambridge. Princeton and Navy at Princeton. Pennsylvania and Lehigh at Philadelphia. November 1. Chicago and Princeton at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Minnesota at Minneapolis. Illinois and Purdue at Champaign. Michigan, open date. Wisconsin and Ohio State at Columbus. Indiana and Notre Dame at South Bend. Iowa and Detroit at Detroit. Yale and Dartmouth at New Haven. Harvard and Williams and Mary at Cambridge. Cornell and Columbia at New York. Pennsylvania and Kansas at Philadelphia. Army and North Dakota at West Point. Navy and West Virginia Wesleyan at Annapolis. HORSE RACING Chicago Business Men's Association at Hawthorne, through Oct. 31. PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL Chicago Bears — Wrigley Field — against Minneapolis Red Jackets, Nov. 2; Green Bay Packers, Nov. 9; Chicago Cardinals, Nov. 27; Portsmouth, Nov. 30; Green Bay Packers, Dec. 7. Chicago Cardinals — Comiskey Park — against Chicago Bears. Oct. 19; Portsmouth, Oct. 26; Green Bay Packers, Nov. 16; Memphis Tigers, Nov. 23. ) l\ Kl V^L wi K^^l HP- < *^ If iKBRBE^H ^Ibbm ^•4 i>Wfc r-^» -«^i^ J ' CHIEF1 AN— Florida house boat, 106 foot long, Owned by Mr. A. B. Dick of Chicago, 111. . ENJOY MORE OF YOUR YACHT Additional Staterooms ? ? . Faster Speed! The Sterling Viking engines are probably the most powerful continuous duty gasoline engines built, 85 footers are making 30 knots, 106 foot house boats 16 knots. The 6 cylinder 425 H.P. 1200 R.P.M. 6950 lbs. 116" long. The 8 cylinder 565 H.P. 1200 R.P.M. 8500 lbs. 164" long. Select Vikings, instead of bulky, slow speed engines, and from 10 to 14 feet of your yacht, midship section, worth ap proximately $1000 to $1500 a foot, is available for staterooms. Plus desirable faster speed. STERLING ENGINE CO. Buffalo, N. Y., U.S.A. Slow speed, medium and high speed engines. 12 to 565 h.p. wm — — HHBUH less irritating