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Jackson. Central 8240. Very nice Viennese operetta with Natalie and Bettina Hall and lots of music. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $3.85; Satur day, $4.40. Wednesday mat., $2.50; Sat urday, $3.00. ?STRIKE UP 'THE BAND— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. Clark and McCullough in the Gershwins-Ryskind- Kaufman musical comedy satire on war and Babbittry. Curtain, 8:15 and 2:15. Evenings, $4.40. Saturday mat., $3.00. SWEET ADELTHE— Illinois, 65 E. Jack son. Harrison 6510. The rise of a beer garden singer to a roof garden star in the probably gay '90's; with Helen Morgan, Irene Franklin and Charles Butterworth. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.50. Saturday mat., $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. MSOHS O' GUNS— Grand Opera House, 119 N. Clark. Central 8240. Fast, funny musical comedy about war, with some good tunes. Harry Richman and Gina Malo are in it. Curtain time and prices will be announced. To be reviewed later. THE GARRICK GAIETIES— Blackstone, 60 E. 7th St. Harrison 6609. The Guild revue with Albert Carroll offering his in imitable imitations. Newman Levy and Carroll Carroll are among its contributors. Curtain, 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Saturday, $2.50. To be reviewed later. 'Drama +THE HOUSE OF FEAR— Playhouse, 416 S. Michigan. Harrison 2300. Mystery comedy thriller with the customary amount of that old hokum. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.00. •kYOUNG SINNERS— Apollo, 74 W. Ran dolph. Central 8240. Dorothy Appleby and Raymond Guion in a comedy all about flaming youth. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Matinees, $2.50. IT'S A WISE CHILD— Erlanger, 178 N. Clark. State 2460. Entertaining comedy of small-town life and characters. Cur tain, 8:20 and 2:20. Evenings, $3.00; Saturday, $3.85. Saturday matinee, $2.50. Reviewed in this issue. *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, $2.00. Reviewed in this issue. ?UNCLE VANTA— Harris, 170 N. Dear born. Central 8240. Jed Harris offers Chekhov's comedy, as it is called, of fu- "THE CHICAGOAN" PRESENTS— Reflection, by Philip Tiesbitt Cover Design Current Entertainment Page 2 And Afterward 4 Editorial 9 Opera Obbligato, by Durand Smith.... 1 1 Distinguished Chicagoans, by J. H. E. Clar\ 13 Sport Dial 14 The Football Situation, by Warren Brown 15 Opera Audience, by Durham N- Plarr 16 Meet the Motors, by Charles C. Swearingen 17 Fritz Leiber, by Horace Anderson 19 Town Talk, by Richard Atwater 21 Liliom, by Sandor 22 The Garrick Gaieties, by "Hat Karson 23 St. Luke's Fashion Show, by Philip Hesbitt 30-3 1 Urban Institutions, by Francis C. Coughlin 32 The Stage, by William C. Boyden 36 The Cinema, by William R. Weaver.. 40 Radio, by Alion Hartley 42 Vox Paucorum 45 Books, by Susan Wilbur 46 Beauty, by Marcia Vaughn 48 Music, by Robert Polla\ 50 In Quotes 53 Go, Chicago, by Lucia Lewis 54 Shops About Town 56 THE CHICAGOAN S Theatre Ticket Service Stars 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 59. tility and a:l that, with Lillian Gish. Cur tain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00; Saturday, $2.50. Closing Nov. 1. Reviewed in this issue. +CIVIC SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY— Civic Theater, Wacker Drive at Wash ington. Franklin 5440. Fritz Leiber and his players offer eight of the Bard's plays through Dec. 20. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings and Saturday mat., $2.50. Wednesday mat., $2.00. +MEHDEL, INC.— Adelphi, 11 N. Clark. Randolph 4466. Comedy of a sort with Alexander Carr. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday mat., $2.00. *THE LAST MILE— Harris, 170 N. Dear born. Central 8240. Grim, stirring drama about a prison revolt. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:20. Evenings, $2.50. Wednesday and Saturday mat., $2.00. To be reviewed later. MDEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY — Prin cess, 319 S. Clark. Central 8240. The mildly-grim Reaper takes a vacation among mortals. Philip Merivale heads the cast. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.00. Wednesday and Saturday mat., $2.00. To be reviewed later. -KLTSISTRATA— Majestic, 224 W. Mon roe. Central 8240. The Seldes-Aristo- phanes collaboration. Comedy and sex life among the Greeks. Curtain, 8:30 and 2:30. Evenings, $3.85. Wednesday mat., $2.50; Saturday, $3.00. To be re viewed later. BLUE BIRD— Selwyn, 180 N. Dearborn. Central 3404. First of the Junior League's plays for children, through Dec. 6. Ticket prices, $1.50, $1.00, $0.50. Also by cou pon books. Saturday mornings at 10:30. CINEMA PICTURES ONLT— The Punch and Judy, United Artists, McVickers, Roosevelt, State-Lake, Monroe and Orpheum, in that order. PICTURES PLUS— The Chicago and Ori ental, the former if over seventeen, in that order. Both disport bands, tumblers, songs, dances and what would you. OTHERWISE — The Uptown, Granada and Sheridan are good places North. Out South the Ava^n. Capitol and Tivoli are best. The Paradise. Harding, Belmont and Senate are choices West. MUSIC CHICAGO SYMPHONT ORCHESTRA —Orchestra Hall, 216 S. Michigan. Har rison 0363. Regular subscription program. Friday afternoons, Saturday evenings. Twelve Tuesday afternoon concerts, two series of Young PeopVs concerts and the [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. 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Revillon Freres Models are shown sim ultaneously in Chicago and New York. cSl^_evillon Freres SALON 2 14 »19 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, CHICAGO Paris New York London 4 TWE CHICAGOAN [listings begin on page two] Popular concerts on second and fourth Thursday evenings. The fortieth season. Frederick Stock, conductor. Telephone for program information. CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA — The twen tieth season and the second in the new Opera House. Ernest Moret's Lorenzac* do, a French work with Vanni-Marcoux in the title role. The season will last thirteen weeks. LITTLE SYMPHONT EHSEMBLE— Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute. Con certs every Sunday afternoon at 3 :00 and 4:15. George Dasch, conductor. CONCERTS AND RECITALS— Frieda Hempel, soprano, in a Jenny Lind reci tal, Studebaker Theater, Nov. 2, 3:30. Leo Podolsky, pianist, and Herman Fel- ber, violinist, joint recital, The Play house, Nov. 2, 3:30. Isabelle Yalkovsky, pianist, recital, Civic Theater, Nov. 2, 3:30. Lener String Quartet, concert, Studebaker Theater, Nov. 9, 3:30. Merry Harn, soprano, recital, The Playhouse, Nov. 9, 3:30. Kedroff Quartet, recital, Civic Theater, Nov. 9, 3:30. Rebecca Benson, pianist, recital, The Playhouse, Nov. 16, 3:30. Tomford Harris, pianist, recital, Civic Theater, Nov. 16, 3:30. LECTURES ART INSTITUTE— Series offered by Uni versity College of The University of Chi cago at Fullerton Hall, The Art Institute: Contemporary Drama, by Davis Edwards, Department of Public Speaking, Tues days at 6:4?, through Nov. 4. The New Cadres of Soviet Russia, by Samuel Northrup Harper, Department of His tory, Fridays at 6:45, through Nov. 14. Course ticket or single admission. FIELD MUSEUM— In the James Simpson Theater: Archaelogical Explorations in the Maya Field, by Dr. Sylvanus G. Mor- ley, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Nov. 8 at 3:00. Will Insects Displace Man?, by Brayton Eddy, Nov. 15 at 3 :00. Admission free. DRAKE HOTEL — Room eighteen, mezza nine floor. Series of informal lectures on Interesting Types of Recent Litera ture, by Mabel Oppenheim; The Historic cal Novel, Nov. 17; Saints and Sinners, Nov. 21. Alternate Friday mornings at 11:00, through January 2. CIVIC OPERA HOUSE— Address by Ad miral Richard E. Byrd on his Antarctic expedition, for the Infant Welfare So ciety, Nov. 16. Reservations may be made by mail or telephone at the office of the society, 203 N. Wabash. State 4145. TABLES Luncheon — Dinner — Later ST. HUBERT'S OLD EHGLISH GRILL —316 Federal. Webster 0770. God save our gracious St. Hubert's! JIM IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE— 632 N. Clark. Delaware 2020. Wide choice of marine foods, ably prepared. GRAYLING'S— 410 N. Michigan. White hall 7600. Where the bridge begins and catering to masculine tastes, also. MAILLARD'S— 308 S. Michigan. Har rison 1060. For luncheon, tea and din ner. Well served and well attended. TIP TOP INN— 206 S. Michigan. Wabash 1088. Fine victuals and service and soothing surroundings. MAISONETTE RUSSE— 2800 Sheridan Road. Lakeview 10554. Excellent Rus sian European cuisine and a concert string trio during dinner hours. HENRICI'S— 71 W. Randolph. Dearborn 1800. Substantial menu, superb coffee and, of course, no dinner music. KAU'S— 127 S. Wells. Dearborn 4028. • Sound, hearty German dishes for those of hearty appetite. HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM— 21 S. Wabash. State 0841. Efficient, popular and a pleasant variety of foodstuffs. ROCOCO HOUSE— 161 E. Ohio. Dela ware 1242. Swedish menu and unstinted hors d'oeuvres well worth your inspection. NINE HUNDRED— 900 N. Michigan. Delaware 1761. A very splendid place for perfect and formal luncheon or dinner. RED STAR INN— 1528 N. Clark. Dela ware 3942. Abounding with Teutonic foodstuffs and continental auiet. VASSAR HOUSE— Diana Court, 540 N. Michigan. Superior 6508. Luncheon, tea, dinner and even breakfast in a most modern setting. CASA DE ALEX— 58 E. Delaware. Superior 9697. Spanish atmosphere and decoration, excellent food and music. PICCADILLY— 410 S. Michigan. Har rison 1975. There's always that view of the lake and the cuisine is equally fine. HUYLER'S— 20 S. Michigan and 310 N. Michigan. Whether it be luncheon, tea or dinner, both are convenient. EITEL'S — Northwestern Station. A bless ing in a locale where good restaurants are scarce. JULIEN'S— 1009 Rush. Delaware 4341. Huge portions and Mama Julien's broad smile. Better 'phone for reservations. L'AIGLON— 22 E. Ontario. Delaware 1909. New Orleans-Parisian menu, per fect service and hospitality. RICKETT'S— 2727 N. Clark. Diversey 8922. Purveyors of notable steaks and sandwiches to the late-at-nighters. zMorning — Noon — Nigh t HOTEL LA SALLE— La Salle at Madison. Franklin 0700. Husk O'Hare and his boys, old favorites in these parts, play to a nice, young crowd in the Blue Fountain Room for dinner and supper dancing. Dinner, $1.50. Supper; $1.00. No cover charge. DRAKE HOTEL— Lake Shore Drive at Michigan. Superior 2200. Clyde McCoy and his band, the superior Drake menu and atmosphere. Service a la carte and Peter Ferris in charge. Weekly cover charge, $1.25; Saturday, $2.50. In the Italian Room — table d'hote dinner, $2.00. STEVEHS HOTEL— 730 S. Michigan. Wabash 4400. A large, lively establish ment with Cope Harvey and his orches tra in the main dining room. Dinners, $2.00. No cover charge. In the Col chester Grill — dinner, $1.50 and music. SENECA HOTEL— 200 E. Chestnut. Superior 2380. The service and the a la carte menu in the Cafe are hard to match, no matter how meticulous the diner may be. Table d'hote dinner, $1.50. COHGRESS HOTEL— Michigan at Con gress. Harrison 3800. Tom Gerun in the Pompeiian Room and later in the Balloon Room. A la carte service and no cover charge. Joska de Babary in the Louis XVI Room. Dinner, $2.50 and no cover charge. HOTEL SHERMAN— Clark at Randolph. Franklin 2100. The magnificently re decorated College Inn has Ben Bernie's orchestra and Maurie Sherman for tea dancing. Gene Fosdick plays at the Bal Tabarin Saturday evenings. PALMER HOUSE — State at Monroe. Randolph 7500. In the Empire Room is the Palmer House orchestra. Dinner, $2.50 and Mutschler in attendance. Vic torian Room, dinner, $2.00; Gartmann in charge. Chicago Room, dinner $1.50; Horrmann oversees. KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL— 161 E. Walton Place. Superior 4264. The Town Club, Oriental Room and Silver Room, especially for private parties. Dinners in the main dining room, $1.25. In the Coffee Shop, $1.00. BLACKSTONE HOTEL— 656 S. Mich igan. Harrison 4300. Traditional Black- stone service and cuisine, a la carte. Margraff directs the Blackstone String Quintette and Otto Staack greets. CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL— 1660 Hyde Park Blvd. Hyde Park 4000. Ample menu and alert service. Music, too. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. Eisemann oversees. HOTEL SHORELAND— 5454 South Shore Drive. Plaza 1000. The usual fine Shoreland cuisine to tempt the diner- out-south. Musical accompaniment. Din ner, $2.00. BREVOORT HOTEL— 120 W. Madison. Franklin 2363. The fine old traditions of American cooking are here preserved. Sand rock is maitre. LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL— 181 Lake Shore Drive. Superior 8500. One of the knowing places where service and cuisine are impeccable. Dinner, $2.50 and no dancing. Langsdor is in charge. EDGE WATER BEACH HOTEL— 5349 Sheridan Road. Longbeach 6000. Phil Spitalny in the Marine Dining Room. Cover charge during the week, $1.00. Saturday formal, $2.00. Dinner, $2.00 and $2.50. BELMONT HOTEL — 3156 Sheridan Road. Bittersweet 2100. Appetizing menu and proper service for the mid- northside diner. No dancing. Dinner, $2 00 BISMARCK HOTEL— 171 W. Randolph. Central 0123. Service is a duty and the German dishes are memorable. Grubel is headwaiter. T>usk Till Dawn CASA GRANADA— 6800 Cottage Grove. Dorchester 0074. Paul Whiteman, his famous orchestra and entertainers are so journing here. Weekly cover charge, $1.00. Saturday, $1.50. Dinners, $2.50 and $3.00. CLUB METROPOLE— 2300 S. Michigan. Victory 3400. Art Kassel's band and a lively revue make the evening speed by too fast. Cover charge after nine, $i.00. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. FROLICS— 18 E. 22nd St. Victory 7011. Charley Straight and his boys play the tunes and there's a new floor show. Cover charge, $1.00 during the week. Saturday, $1.50. COLOSIMO'S— 2126 S. Wabash. Calu met 1127. Jimmy Meo and his orches tra play after seven. Service a la carte with 50 cents cover charge. Dinner be fore seven, $1.50 and no cover charge. CLUB ALABAM— 747 Rush. Delaware 3260. Chinese and Southern menu and music by Willie Neuberger's outfit. Af ter nine, cover charge, $1.50. Gene Harris meets you. TERRACE GARDENS— Morrison Hotel, 79 W. Madison. Franklin 9600. The fine Morrison menu and George Devron and his orchestra. Dinners, $2.00 and $1.50. 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Free Tar king as £ong as You Wish at the largest Furniture Store in C^icag° CHICAGOAN For President ASSURED by the great publisher's emphatic assertion l that he would not accept the office as a gift, we move bag and baggage into the vanguard of the Hearst-for-Presi- dent Movement and settle down to fight it out along these lines if it takes from now on. We can think of nothing, short of an about'face by our candidate, capable of swerv ing us from this course. We can think of innumerable supports for our stand. Our first reason for wanting a Chief Executive graced with the specific talents of Mr. Hearst is that pen of his — the sharp one, infrequently used, that he drew from the rack to write his first rejoinder to Mons. Briand's notice of eviction. Most of us had forgotten, accustomed as we'd become to his artillery, that this keen lance still reposed in the Hearst arsenal. Its usefulness to a President is mani fest . . . recall what Wilson did with an instrument one- tenth as potent! Our second reason is that glib tongue, so long still in public and lately so active in cross-country distances to cross-section audiences. What candidate, if we disqualify Al Smith on grounds of defeat, ever achieved a coast-to- coast monologue so expertly localized, pointed and triumph ant? A fraction of this eloquence, at disposal of the Chief Executive, could be depended upon to correct this, that or any other condition affecting the lay, mass or majority mind, now or ever. After these two, our reasons become a bit sketchy, but give us a President with these qualifications and we'll struggle along. In this radio-ridden century it's almost more important to say the right thing than to do it; it has always been the greater accomplishment. We climb, then, upon the Heart-for-President bandwagon. fHote: This pledge subject to cancellation without notice if candidate changes his mind.) Crime Program UNLIKE all the other editors in the world, we do not profess to be super-detectives. We do not make a practice of referring mysteriously to secret information in our vasty files, because there isn't any there and our files are not vasty. Nor are our reporters super-policemen; on the contrary, we enforce an iron-clad policy of dismissing peremptorially any representative caught in the act of tell ing the police or other authorities how their business ought to be conducted. Firstly, our reporters don't know, and secondly, we hoard that rare pleasure as our very own privilege. We are particularly pleased just now to tell the police, and whoever else may care, how they may swiftly and finally rid the Town of its ably advertised Public Enemies. We mention the case of the late Joseph Aiello, dispatched in typically workmanlike manner, as exemplary. It was, it seems, no secret to anyone that this execution was scheduled. Had two able-bodied policemen been detailed to accompany Mr. Aiello in his movements about the Town, it would have been no trick at all to collect the machine- gunners in a convenient patrol wagon as they scurried from their nests. Unaware as we are of the precise succession in which these violent individuals progress to their notably similar ends, we cannot simply advise that the necessary two police men be assigned to the next victim. We can point out, however, that there are left but twenty-three of the original twenty-seven Public Enemies and a detail of but forty- four men commissioned to their company is required to accom plish the original purpose of the listing. How could forty- four men be more profitably employed? It will be noted, of course, that this suggestion leaves one Public Enemy unescorted . That one is Alphonse Capone, for whom no one, in officialdom or gangdom, has ever seen fit to describe himself as gunning. Besides, he'd undoubted ly put his escorts to work for him, thereby founding a new cycle of Public Enemies, and all the work would have to be done over again. This is the single weak spot in our scheme. The Vagabond King SPEAKING of Mr. Capone, as everyone always is, we've just now devised a swell plan for disposing of, or at least rendering innocuous, whatever of civic threat or public un rest may have source in his patent immunity. We feel sure that his commentators, including the faithful Mr. Pasley, have failed to credit him with certain emotions unfailingly present in the makeup of great organizers and masters of men. Assuming these, our plan is simplicity itself. First we would place in the hands of Mr. Capone the story of Robin Hood, an Italian translation if necessary, or the Fairbanks film. Next, we would present him with the story of Francois Villon, first in one of the better written forms and finally in the full voice and color of Dennis King's production, The Vagabond King. This title we would forthrightly bestow upon Mr. Capone, proffering as authority the Public Enemy list wherein his name leads all the rest, and then we'd let nature take its course. If Mr. Capone were not swiftly to the rescue of the unemployed, donating dismantled distilleries to their housing and main taining free-lunch counters in the manner of which he is past master, our plan would have failed. Somehow, we don't think it would. Political Platform WE are being won over gradually, as is our cautious way in these matters, to the ways and means of Acting Police Commissioner Alcock. His sweeping shifts of personnel still leave us somewhat cold — we can't quite understand why an officer proven untrustworthy in one dis trict should be expected to prove trustworthy in another — but we like his retort to those who urged that he order his men to pull down election banners hoisted by eager candi dates to the lamp, telephone and trolley posts of the Town. His reply, that voters who don't care for this kind of ad vertising might well voice their (Continued on page 20,) WE MODERNS ... the perfume of saks-fifth avenue CREATED for the individualist . . . different. . . thoroughly apart . . . but a perfume for the woman of fashion , . . and her modernism . . . since the odeur, neither heavy nor gay, mysterious nor naive, has that subtle quality that creates chic. 15.00 PERFUMES . . . STREET FLOOR Saks-Fifth Avenue North Michigan at Chestnut THE CHICAGOAN OPERA OBBLIGATO Certain Bitter Reflections as the Curtain Rises MESSRS. Insull and Eckstein have no more enthusiastic supporter of their avocations than I. I am one of the few who speak praisefully of the new opera-house as well as of Mr. Eckstein's choice for the opening per formance last summer, 'The Sunken Bell." But being civic is becoming more of a strain each season. Increas ingly, I suffer from what divorce law yers refer to as mental cruelty. I seem to have an uncanny ability to attract to my vicinity all those people who insist upon making the most extraordi nary, gratuitous and non- musical noises. Not being a subscriber, — i.e. one who gives away his seats for "Pelleas and Melisande" or who wants to hear it and isn't given the opportunity — I find myself in a different seat each time I go. But after more than a decade of steady opera-going, I have come to the conclusion that no matter where I sit the center of restlessness, noise, and bad manners follows me. This unique distinction has brought me into more or less intimate contact with every known genus of opera-lover. Most frequently I am afflicted with the man — it's usually a man — who has come prepared, willing, in fact deter mined to join in all the arias. His help may only be sotto voce, but it is real and persistent. Lest I should suppose that he is merely following the singers on the stage, he sometimes jumps a note or so ahead of them to prove his knowledge of every bar. He is invari ably located directly behind me, and when something stirring comes along, like the Toreador Song, his foot beats time against my seat. The man with the cough — inevitably by my side — has a thorough knowledge of all the operas and his cues are high notes pianissimo. When his great moment comes he does not falter. With perfect synchronisation out comes a full, soul -satisfying, hacking cough. Another performer of a similar genre is the Nervous Throat-Clearer, who is ably seconded by the Sniffer. I AM always in close proximity to that rabid enthusiast who believes that his applause should coincide with the last high note of an aria. This By DUP.AND SMITH sets off the rest of the house and the song is ruined. At "Lucia" his eager ness cannot be restrained; he starts to clap at the pause before the final notes of the sextette. Naturally, the lovely music with which the orchestra often concludes an aria, such as 'All Hail Thou Dwelling" in "Faust" is drowned in the applause which he precipitates. I'm sure that it is he, too, who has never heard of the no-encore rule, or, if he has, hopes that someday he will break it. Last winter the following whispered conversation between two women directly behind me enlivened the last act of "Tristan and Isolde": "Say, d'yuh think this'll be over soon?" "I dunno. This act is awful long." Pause. "I'll never come to this again." "Me neither. I don't think he'll ever die." Pause. "Let's not wait. I've had enough." "All right. I'm ready." "Wait a minute. I can't find my hat." "Where'd'ja put it?" "Under here some place." Sounds of scratching. "Well, it must be there still." "No, it isn't. We'll have to get an usher. Oh, here it is. Let's go." Shades of Bayreuth and Munich! I could have torn them limb from limb. Apparently about half of the people on the main floor, however, felt the same way, for during the last fifteen minutes a steady stream passed up the aisles. Possibly I'm too sensitive, but it always detracts from my enjoyment to sit next one of those deep heavy- breathers, who emit profound sighs, or next a man who continually rubs the stubble of his chin. At least once a season I find myself behind two femi nine opera-lovers who come in late, and, of course, during one of the high spots. They spend five minutes adjust ing their cloaks, rustling their pro grams, identifying the artists to each other, and agreeing on what has gone before. When they applaud they stretch their hands out and up and clap vigorously and conspicuously. Between acts they speak impressively of timbre, tonal breadth, and what have you, and make disparaging comparisons with previous performances of the same opera which date back thirty years. I SEEM doomed, too, to be near the man who starts the evening by de fiantly asking the world just what opera he's got to hear tonight and how many people are going to be killed. His wife will try to pacify him by reading aloud the story of the opera. To me one of the loveliest passages in all opera is the "Magic Fire Music" which concludes Die Wal\uere. To others, however, particularly those in the middle of my row, it is the signal to gather up their belongings and try to beat their neighbors to the street. An opera box-party has peculiarities all its own. It begins with the general round-up of prospects about a week before the performance. The hostess, anxious to fill her quota, starts off sweetly but warily with: "Are you doing anything next Monday evening?" How am I to know that in response to my hesitant "no" she is going to invite me to Trovatore instead of to an ice hockey game? I'm trapped. Even if she begins by mentioning opera, I am kept in ignorance of what the perform ance is to be. The only safe way is to memorize the program day by day. I hope eventually to have the moral cour age to say bluntly: "What's the opera?" and then decline. Once committed to the box-party I discover that I'm in for an opera I swore to avoid hearing for at least three years more. If not, then it is sure to be Der Rosen\dvalier or some thing equally charming which I know my hostess and her other guests will find "heavy." Either way it's mad dening. Dinner, preceded by cocktails, is always a protracted affair. The hostess may even be one of those who lan guidly suggest "dropping in at the opera." Inevitably, we arrive late, most of us being in such jovial spirits that our neighbors glare indignantly. Then begins the ritual of the opera- glasses. Just as I am placidly enjoying a tenor solo, someone pokes a pair of 12 TUE CHICAGOAN opera-glasses in my lap. I am supposed to have been eagerly awaiting them but to realize that sixty seconds constitutes a turn, after which I must discover by individual importuning who is next. Among my companions there is usually one who dozes and possibly snores (yes, really, last winter at "Louise"), another who repeatedly drops her program, and a third who feels she can rely on me to explain the progress of the plot, in a series of run ning comments. I have even been in a box-party where an otherwise sen sible American shouted "Bis." No box-party is complete without the Tired Business Man whose face lights up at the "Soldiers Chorus" or some other familiar tune. He cannot resist nudging or glancing pointedly at his neighbor, as much as to say "we've got that record at home" or "I heard that on the radio last night." He will hum it audibly on the way out. During the entr'acte, if he is not having a drink in the Opera Club, he will attempt to kid the society reporter with a series of preposterous names. NOW that Chicago has got the opera-going habit, a campaign should be launched to keep the audi ences quiet. There is a crying need for a Noise Abatement and Opera Conduct Committee. I will gladly offer my services to the cause. Individual shushing does no good; I've tried it. People look at you as though you were a public nuisance. Shushing must be done in the continental fashion, con- certedly and con passione. One night last season a man in the adjoining box brought back, at the beginning of an act, a paper bag of candy. It was passed around frequently during the act and finally when sounds indicated that it was almost empty, a kindred soul leaned over to me and whispered : "Do you suppose he's going to blow it up and make it pop?" Opera-lovers? Like hell we are. CH1CAGOANA The Suburban Visit By ELSIE J. SITTERLE THE train ride which leaves you hopelessly soot;laden. The feeling of messiness that increases at the sight of your hostess, immaculate and cairn. The effusive greeting. The short walk from the station. The large dogs that leap out at you from sheltering hedges along the way. Your quivering placa- tions, and the amusement of your complacent companion. The shout as you are espied from the porch. The charge of the littlest boy who buries his face in your new frock. Your private bewilderment at the connation of little boys and stickiness. The mat ter-of-fact acceptance of your expen sive candy. The promptness of dinner. The table spread with all the things you love to eat and shouldn't. The pros pect of indigestion. The littlest boy's droning prayer. The hostess's simple artifices to solicit compliments on the dinner, and your own mediocre pro testations that you've eaten enough for a week. The hollow feeling an hour later proving your disgusting inability to become sated. The stroll in the garden to the in tense delight of four hundred different kinds of insects. The miniature golf course on the lawn that you discover by stepping into the third hole. The uncomfortable effect on your ankle. The impossibility of further peaceful strolling. The suggestion that you pass judg ment on a new dinner cloth. Your premonition of disaster because you can't distinguish linen from burlap. The deprecatory glance as you rave over the wrong side of an Italian linen runner. The inevitable bridge game. The equally inevitable trumping of an ace, and the usual quarrel. The recital of wrong plays made for months past. The intimate glimpse into married life. Your resolution to marry a man who knows nothing about bridge, and who has no inclination to learn. THE insistence that you remain all night. Your weak acceptance. Your little sigh of contentment as you turn out the light and start across the room toward the bed. The rocker that seems to have changed its position. Your enthusiastic swearing. Your trepidation because of the children. The realization, before you've actually settled down, that you haven't enough covering. The attempt to sleep in spite of it all. The revolt of your anemic body. Your regret that you hadn't been faithful in the perform ance of your exercises. The thunder ing train and the vibrant whistle. The grim wait for the crash at the crossing. The disappointment of your sanguinary temperament as the train continues blithely on, clearing the track for more of its kind. The idea that there might be a blanket in the closet. Your reluctance to place your cold feet on the colder floor. The noise in the closet. The tense listening. The second noise. Your cowardly slink under the covers. The increasing coldness around your spine as the noise identifies itself with everything you know about mice. The gradual acceptance of the fact that you no longer occupy the room alone. Your increasing apprehension. Fa miliar sounds from the closet just as you are ready to scream for help. Your indulgent smile over his gambols. Blessed sleep, at last. The awakening. The silence. Your inability to determine whether the sky is clouded or the sun not yet up. The discovery that your watch has decided not to run. The childish shout from the kitchen and the abrupt silence. Your leap from bed. The freezing memory of the mouse. The reassuring silence. Your descent. The embarrassing discovery that it's ten o'clock. Breakfast. The futile at tempts to make a graceful departure. The success of the least graceful attempt. The armful of flowers and the bug you have to clasp to your bosom, because flowers are flowers. The thanks and renewed invitations. The run for the train. The difficulties of getting on, with flowers and all. The unsuccessful hunt for the bug. The irrepressible shudders and you become more and more sure he is still there. The lovely thought that it's all over for a while. The sigh of satisfaction when you sight your own apartment. AUTUMN GESTURE Years end . . . And what of that? Time goes, And foe, and friend, And more than those . Leaves die . . . And you, and I, Sigh, No . . . smile, Yes . . . Hearts break — And who shall care? Birds call— And music fades In the thin air, And dead leaves fall. Mirth's here . . . Pain's there ... And loneliness Is over all. — DOROTHY DOW. TWC CHICAGOAN 13 MRS. WALTER S. BREWSTER: Who gives many brilliant, original parties, but has time for gardening and philanthropic work; furthermore, she is a writer, having contributed articles, short stories, and pieces on gardening to the magazines and authored several books on landscaping and gardening; a highly respected authority on those subjects, she has won distinction in soil building and crop raising, and her war work was remembered by France when she was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. REV. SHAILER MATHEWS: Who, as dean of the Divinity school of The Uni versity of Chicago and president of the Chicago Church Federation, believes that religion must keep stride with science, that Biblical writers were not infallible, that evo lution and religion are compatible and that ecclesiastics should not meddle in politics, though his latest appointment as 'chairman of the new civic candidate-supporting or ganization seems to deny the last statement. DISTINGUISHED CHICAGOANS A Sequence of Portraits By J. H. E. CLARK JAMES E. SIMPSON: President of Mar shall Field and Company, whose per spective is not restricted to his own busi ness, mainspring of the Chicago Plan, New York Central board member and Federal Reserve Bank director; finding adventure in his work and never playing to the gal lery, he believes that his time spent on civic problems is just as personal as his business responsibilities; he commutes from his Glencoe home to his Merchandise Mart office by speed boat. AMY LESLIE: Recently retired drama critic for The Daily J{ews and dean of the Town's professional first-nighters, and, according to Mrs. Ashton Stevens, "more local than the Cubs, more Chicago than the Yards or the First National Bank"; ad mired and respected by actors, fellow-critics and readers and still present at premieres, she now has time to devote to the making ready for publication her book of stage reminiscences to which everyone is looking forward. WARREN BROWN: Just another Cali- fornian, says he, who left home because the climate got him: born in Somersville, raised in San Francisco, died in New York, and came to Chicago in 1923, he hopes to stay until Stagg wins a national cham pionship; became sports writer by accident and writes chiefly by ear, prefers playing horses to golf, Edgar Wallace addict and still of opinion San Francisco affair of 1906 was an earthquake and not a fire. 14 TME CHICAGOAN SPQHBD1AL FOOTBALL November 1. Chicago and Princeton at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Minnesota at Minneapolis. Illinois and Purdue at Champaign. Michigan, open date. Wisconsin and Ohio 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. November 8. Chicago and Purdue at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Indiana at Bloomington. Illinois and Army at New York. Michigan and Harvard at Cambridge. Wisconsin and South Dakota State at Madison. Minnesota and South Dakota at Minneapolis. Ohio State and Navy at Baltimore. Iowa and Marquette at Milwaukee. Notre Dame and Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Yale and Alfred at New Haven. Princeton and Lehigh at Princeton. Dartmouth and Allegheny at Hanover. Cornell and Hobard at Ithaca. Colgate and Columbia at New York. November 1 5. Chicago and Illinois at Stagg Field. Northwestern and Wisconsin at Dyche Stadium. Purdue and Butler at Lafayette. Michigan and Minnesota at Ann Arbor. Ohio State and Pittsburgh at Columbus. Iowa and Penn State at Iowa City. Indiana, open date. Notre Dame and Drake at South Bend. Yale and Princeton at Princeton. Harvard and Holy Cross at Cambridge. Dartmouth and Cornell at Ithaca. Pennsylvania and Georgia Tech. at Philadelphia. Army and Kentucky Wesleyan at West Point. Navy and Southern Methodist at Annapolis. Colgate and Syracuse at Syracuse. JA1-ALA1 Jai-Alai Club of Chicago, at the Clark and Lawrence Fronton, evenings. PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL Chicago Bears — Wrigley Field — against Minneapolis Red Jackets, Nov. 3; Green Bay Packers, Nov. 9; Chicago Cardinals, Nov. 27; Portsmouth, Nov. 30; Green Bay Packers, Dec. 7. Chicago Cardinals — Comiskey Park — against Green Bay Packers, Nov. 16; Memphis Tigers, Nov. 23. PREP FOOTBALL H Culver Military Academy and St. Johns Military Academy- Legion Service Fund Game — Soldier Field, November 8. -Annual American TME CHICAGOAN 15 VICTORIES, VACCINE AND VICTIMS The Second Quarter— and the Upsets Continue IF you happen to see an otherwise sane appearing person start to cross the Loop, hesitate and count six, pause and rub his arm with a movement reminiscent of the trenches and sud denly dash out and throw himself in front of an oncoming truck, street car or taxicab, be not alarmed— that will just be a football expert, class of '30, being himself. Four weeks of October football, in which one Saturday found him toiling in shirt sleeves and perspiring, and the next found him muffled to the tip of his nose, toiling and freezing, should be reason sufficient for his being addled. But when he has from Evanston, as a daily duty, the consideration of vac cination statistics, along with first downs, passes tried, passes completed, touchdowns, and the like; when he has from Urbana, consideration of a home coming, in which the Illini are slaughtered as Illini never have been slaughtered before in the reign of Zuppke; when he finds, in late October, that there is but one West ern Conference team left, undefeated, and untied, and when, finally, he finds out that the Notre Dame team, re ported by its coach to be an uncertain quantity, actually looms up as the strongest yet, is it any wonder that the By WARREN BROWN expert is back on his heels? For, as that old campus correspon dent, M. Goose, of the class of '76 put it: "Vaccinations are vexations, Homecomings are as bad; Dedications bother me, And Old Grads drive me mad." SOME few weeks ago, this chronicler half promised his clients that this was going to be the darndest football season he ever attended. Well, he can knock off now and conjure up pleasant fancies of Agua Caliente, the fog that rolls in past the Golden Gate, the delights of Los Angeles (and Hol lywood) .... the football season is the darndest ever, and it isn't quite November! As this treatise is assembled, a casual survey of the situation discloses North western, small-poxed, Bruder-less, and with the purple more choleric than royal, is the only organization in the Not So Big Ten that hasn't dipped colors in defeat, or hasn't been tied by some upstart, Conference or outsider, — a circumstance that, at times, is more humiliating than a defeat. In the East, not many teams of major importance managed to survive October's four Saturdays. They were, alphabetically arranged (always a con' servative method of rating) Cornell, Dartmouth and Fordham. On the Coast the toll was also terri' fie. Two teams from the Pacific Northwest, Washington State and Ore gon, managed to survive. The others have all been beaten at least once, and Stanford may never get over the no' score-tie that turned up at Minneapo lis and will certainly never forget the overwhelming defeat handed them by Southern California. Down South, where football is played by night as well as by day, Alabama and Kentucky are the only teams that seem to have their heads unbowed. THOUGH handicapped, to some extent, by the unfamiliar circum stance of having to play three games in a row without a ride in Pullmans, Notre Dame's 1930 model looms up as a fit successor to the team that featured Gipp, the one that the Four Horsemen made famous, and the one that was National champion, in 1929. How good that team may be is not yet known. But the fact that Rockne obviously hauled out Savoldi, Brill, and Schwartz, three of his backfield greats, to prevent cruel and unnecessary tor' 16 TI4E CHICAGOAN ture of as strong a team as Carnegie Tech, proves that such a Notre Dame team belongs. Not one of the four teams faced by Notre Dame, Southern Methodist, Navy, Carnegie Tech, and Pittsburgh was able to keep the Irish from scoring at least three touchdowns. And two of them, Navy and Carnegie Tech, were unable, operating from scrimmage, to penetrate more than once beyond midfield! The Western Conference outlook, as the end of October is in sight, is suc cess for Northwestern in spite of an unusual number of bad breaks. It seems probable that Wisconsin's great material has finally untracked itself, after all these years. And it seems probable, also, that Michigan's team is growing stronger, week by week, and may be soon strong enough to cause Fielding Yost to come out and announce that it is his team, and not Harry Kipke's. It was Kipke's, no doubt, on that memorable Saturday when Jimmy Crowley's surprisingly agile Michigan State team played it to a standstill, but Yost's voice was something above a whisper after the Purdue returns came in. What the future weeks of the season hold, in view of what has hap pened, is a subject to give any self- respecting prophet the fidgets. North western and Wisconsin have to tangle, and the game may turn out to be the Conference's best. Northwestern and Notre Dame are scheduled, and it is possible that this game may determine the championship of the West. As the season has progressed, thus "So we traded him in for a Reisenschnauser" far, it has resembled the manufacture of a movie, with the finish photo graphed before the beginning. But don't be carried away with the idea that there are not going to be any retakes! OPERA AUDIENCE 1. The old Buck who always at tends the opera because it costs money. 2. The young lady who has gone for the past decade at the expense of somebody else. 3. The mother and daughter from the prairies who have good seats but hope eventually to land among the long lorgnettes. 4. The lovely twins who are there because the opera is suggested as a part of the extra-curriculum cultural course at Miss Dabbleberry's select school. 5. The Society Editor who, at pres ent, is very busy mistaking the prairie ladies as Mrs. Sturdevandt van der Veldt and daughter Oelricht-Louisa. 6. The opera-addict who follows the score more closely than a world's series fan, ready to pounce with delight upon an unorthodox cut. 7. The Italian fruit vender who is there expecting to hear a production by a compatriot and who is just aware of the fact that he is several weeks too early. — DURHAM N. PLARR. CITY DAWN The city dawn is silver; It ripples on the roofs, And chimney-pots are prancing fawns On shining silver hoofs. A sparkling silver spiderweb (It might be trolley wire), Flood lighted by the rising sun, Shows glints of fairy fire. The city dawn is lovely — At least that's often said. I only know what I've been told: I always stay in bed. — RUTH BERGMAN. LONELY CAT Orange coat, topaz eyes with a glitter, Plumey tail, tiger's blood in his veins, With a wanderlust yen for adventure, Yet all day in the house he remains. And on silent paws restlessly padding, A glass window recess for his lair; But he prowls all night long in the jungle,— Fast asleep in a big rocking chair. — ALLENE GATES. TJ4E04ICAGOAN 17 MEET THE MOTORS A Preview of the Boulevard's Finest By CHARLES C. SWEAKINGEN car OUR motor designers are clever students of hu man weakness. They know that we all like to loll around in the lap of ease, throw ourselves back into caves of soft, bottom less upholstery and let the world go by. Then, too, we are mostly all cowards when it comes to fac ing wind, rain or snow at forty or fifty miles without protec tion. These are just a few of the innu merable good reasons why we seek the lat est and most refined vehicles. We live, as Mr. Brisbane is forever announcing, in the age of the automobile. We cannot escape the joy of knowing that for luxury we have Cleopatra, the Sul tans of Turkey and the princes of ancient Persia beaten forty ways. If you doubt it, visit the Automo bile Salon at the Drake Hotel between November 8 and 15. Here may be contemplated the ultimate refinements in luxurious transportation fresh from studios and workshops of master craftsmen. A determined effort has been made by exhibitors to present this season new types, styles, features and ap pointments in custom coach-work and developments in fine chassis engineer ing which have an irresistible appeal for those who take pride in having their motor equipage right up to date. The chassis to be exhibited at the Chicago Salon include Cadillac, Chrysler, Cord, Cunningham, Duesen- berg, Franklin, LaSalle, Lincoln, Mar- mon, Packard, PierccArrow, Rolls- Royce, and Stutz. Special coachwork exhibits will be held by Brewster, Brunn, Derham, Dietrich, Raymond H. Dietrich, Fisher, Fleetwood, Jud- kins, LeBaron, Locke, Murphy, Rolls- ton, Union City, Walker, Waterhouse, Weymann and Willoughby. Various chassis will mount custom coachwork. by prominent European carrossiers. The modern automobile seems to possess everything that could possibly make for comfort or convenience in the way of riding as well as driving. Seats are wide and roomy; the cushions soft and springing perfect; the controls, either by hand or foot, just where they can be reached with the least trouble; the engines are clean, business-like and compact. Al most unlimited opportunity is given for gratifying personal tastes in the matter of upholstery and colors. Equipment is complete and varied. Among the types to be presented are rakish sport models, symbolizing fleetness; coupes, modern in every line; roadsters, for use in the great outdoors, berlines, cabriolets, sedans and limousines. Cars of metropolitan smartness, models comformable to the changing moods of their owners, con vertible types as easily adaptable to open air riding as to the formalities of town use. All afford weatherproof security with bodies conceived in fine tradi tions. Their counterparts will move with aristocratic sweep down the avenues. Performance is taken for granted in all models. Let's look at the new colorful and modish examples of special body designing in store for the Salon clientele. FOUR individual custom bodies by Packard, three by Dietrich, two by LeBaron and one each by Rollston and Derham will be mounted on Packard chassis at the Drake Salon. These and other models may be seen also at the salesroom of the Packard Motor Car Company of Chicago, 2357 South Michigan avenue. New individual custom cars, the bodies of which heretofore have always been the products of custom body builders, are now being designed and built by Packard in its own custom body shops in Detroit. Designers in the new shops have struck a new note in combination owner-chauffeur driven cars in a new type cabriolet sedan limousine, which will be on display. In this car a divi sional glass, fitted into the rear of the front seat to make a limousine when it is raised, disappears completely when lowered to convert the car into an owner-driven sedan. The usual framing at each side to carry the glass partition is done away with entirely. The glass slides in channels in the door pillars of the car and, when raised, fits snugly against sponge rub ber concealed under the head lining of the roof, making unnecessary the usual permanently fixed framing at this point. The new Packard individual custom line embraces all'weather town car landaulets, cabriolet sedan limousines, all-weather sport cabriolets and all- weather sport landaulets. In addition, 18 THE CHICAGOAN bodies by other well-known custom body builders are available on the Packard chassis as in the past. All of the cars have smart slanting windshields, except the cabriolet sedan limousine. Several of them are equipped with adjustable rear seats. IMPRESSIVE evidence of the ex quisite taste and ingenuity of American coach builders is furnished by the Fleetwood custom bodies to be exhibited on the chassis of the Cadil lac V-8, the Cadillac V-12, and Cadil lac V-16. Fisher creations of rich beauty and distinction will be mounted on both Cadillac and LaSalle chassis. A Cadillac V-8 roadster1 by Fleet wood reveals a striking use of black and aluminum. Six chromium plated wire wheels, and a body neatly high lighted with aluminum, mark it at once as individual. Contrasting with this is the digni fied and modish V-16 town brougham — a Fleetwood body creation which breathes of coachcraft in its heyday, with accented corners at top and rear and canework on the lower panels of quarters and back. The color scheme is worked out in black. Canework is natural finish, with striping to match. The interior is done in a smooth broadcloth in tan with harmonizing fitments of special design. The V-12 chassis will show, among others, an open phaeton for five in two rich blues with silver striping. Fleetwood will also exhibit a con vertible coupe for two on the eight cylinder Cadillac chassis; a V-12 all- weather phaeton; a V-16 convertible coupe; a V-16 phaeton and seven-pas' senger imperial. Four bodies by Fisher are listed — three, the five-passenger sedan, town sedan and imperial, on a Cadillac chassis; and the convertible coupe on a LaSalle chassis. BODY models that artist-designers have created for the Chrysler Imperial Eight chassis at the Salon are: town car, convertible coupe, and phaeton designed by LeBaron; con vertible sedan by Locke; and four' passenger convertible coupe by Wa- terhouse. They have used the unusual length of the 145-inch wheelbase Im' perial Eight chassis with its double drop frame as a basis for their or' iginal and distinctive coach work. Each model has been carried out with equal originality as denoted in the beautiful simplicity of line and the planning of spacious interiors. From the gazelle, symbol of fleetness and grace, poised on the radiator cap, to the graceful trail of the rear bumper, the effect of great length has been made more expressive by the skillful fashioning of gentle curves. The convertible coupe of LeBaron combines in one the characteristics of two distinct body types. The top is Burbank and due to the folding mechanism folds down compactly, fit ting snugly into the hand-tailored Bur- bank boot, giving a trim appearance and accentuating the streamlines of the body. Upholstery is in Bedford Cord. Stutz will be represented at the Chicago Salon with a wide assortment of custom built bodies, offering fine coachwork by Weymann, LeBaron, and Brunn. The Chateau line of Weymann flexible bodies consists of four extremely smart designs, the Longchamps and Versailles models on the 134J/2 inch wheelbase, the Chau- mont and Monte Carlo on the 145 inch wheelbase. LeBaron Salon models on the 145 inch Stutz chassis com prise nine distinct body styles, rang ing from a five passenger sedan to a seven passenger transformable town car. The Stutz Convertible cabriolet by Brunn is a transformable type of rare beauty and distinction. The Derham cabriolet coupe on the Stutz 145 inch chassis and the Fleetwood seven pas senger transformable town car, will be on display at the salesrooms of the Chicago branch of Stutz at 2500 South Michigan. ALTHOUGH it will not be form- i ally introduced to the public un til January, the new Marmon Sixteen will be given a special pre-showing at the Salon, along with two custom bodies on the big eight chassis. This advance display of the new 16- cylinder Marmon will take the form of an exhibit of a custom five-passen ger close-coupled sedan body by Le Baron on the Marmon Sixteen chassis. The car, designed by Walter Dor- win Teague, represents an entirely new conception of modern automobile architecture, being unlike any car on the road today. Although there has been no official announcement of de tails of design, it is known that the sixteen'cylinder engine of the new Marmon was developed by Howard C. Marmon and features the extensive use of aluminum. It is designed to develop in excess of 200 horsepower. The other Salon cars are a five-pas senger convertible sedan by Locke and a five-passenger sedan by Weymann. Covering a wide range, twelve body types on Lincoln chassis are to be ex hibited. Much interest is certain to be shown in two body types by Judkins on Lincoln chassis, a coupe and a two- window berline. A slanting wind' shield, in conjunction with a longer cowl, gives these types an appearance of length and fleetness. The angle of the windshield also tends to eliminate road reflections. In the coupe, the doors are wider, permitting easier in' gress and egress. The driver's seat is adjustable. The limousine by Willoughby is a conservative car intended to carry seven persons in comfort. Willoughby also has developed on a Lincoln chassis an excellent American interpretation of the French town car, the panel brougham, which harks back to the fine era which boasted the square-cornered carriage for two passengers, with the driver's box in front. Salon cars include the LeBaron all- weather cabriolet, the LeBaron con vertible roadster, the Dietrich convertible sedan, the Brunn all- weather cabriolet, the Brunn all- weather brougham, the Derham con vertible phaeton, the Dietrich convert ible coupe and the Locke roadster. VISITORS at the Chicago Salon will be considerably arrested by the Cord Victoria coupe, a Le Grande creation. Lower body and window reveilles are in a light capucine, while fenders, body mouldings and window panels are in a darker shade. Chromium plate is much in evidence, the cowl saddle as well as the wheels being in this finish. Striping and chas' sis are in a flame capucine while the top is in a Tiffany quality leather matching the color scheme of the car. Interior is in a maroon broadcloth on seats and back with side walls in fawn. Cord front drive models, which have won nearly forty major prizes in Eu' rope at the leading exhibitions such as the Concours d'Elegance of Monte Carlo and the Rallyes of Cannes and Luchon, will be displayed during Salon week at the showroom of the Auburn- Chicago Company, 2401 S. Michigan avenue. Models purchased by famous per' sonages also will be shown. The Blue' [turn to page 34] TI4E CHICAGOAN 19 CHICAGO'S FOREMOST THESPIAN Fritz Leiber, To Whom Shakespeare Is Indebted By HORACE ANDERSON A LAD in his early teens was seated in the office of the principal of Lakeview High School. He was almost quaking with fear, because in a few moments the principal was going to interview him concerning a matter of discipline. Minutes dragged by like hours. Finally the principal arrived. At heart he was a kindly man, but his students feared his rule, which, after all, was harsh, even though it was in' tended for their own good. The chap in question had committed no offense of a major nature, but his teachers considered him lazy. Instead of devoting his main interests to his studies, the boy had made them sec ondary to athletics and debating. It was the principal's duty to straighten out the matter. Observing that the boy was intelligent, he directed his course with tact. True, he admitted, athletics had their place, as did debat ing and dramatics, but only after studies. If the young man really wanted to amount to anything he would have to learn to defend Lake view's fair name with books as well as in track meets and debates. The boy resolved he would. A few months of reform passed and then old habits re turned. Enthusiastically he tried out for plays, track meets and debates, and distinguished himself in all these chan' nels . . . but red marks continued to appear on a certain Lakeview High re port card. When graduation time finally ar rived, he was reluctantly given his diploma, but his teachers shook their heads. No good would ever come of him. He'd be nothing more than an athlete. The final words of one teacher were: "Fritz Leiber, if you ever want to amount to anything you will have to be more serious about studying." Those words had quite an effect on young Fritz. That summer he worked industriously, but continued to partici' pate in athletics as much as he could. Frequently he was with Walter Ecker- sall and Walter Steffen, firm friends, even though keen rivals. Both had at tended Hyde Park High School, and Leiber's alma mater was its most active athletic opponent. All three boys en joyed track sports. It was not until Fritz Leiber later that Steffen and Eckersall made their famous names in football. IN the fall Eckersall and Steffen en rolled at the University of Chicago, and Leiber was left rather alone. He hadn't planned on college, and didn't know just what to do. He went to his rector, Rev. DuMoulin, for advice. The clergyman suggested that he train for the ministry, and saw in it a fine career for the young Lakeview gradu ate. So interested was Rev. DuMoulin in Leiber that he called Bishop John Anderson into consultation on how to encourage him to take a religious pre paratory course. Bishop Anderson shared his co-work er's enthusiasm. He clearly saw that the young man had many salient quali fications for the church. He was alert, of athletic build. His voice had a pleasing resonance; his arguments were clear and concise. The only known fault about Leiber was that he had taken part in a school play, The Cric\et on the Hearth. On thinking it over, they concluded that wasn't such a major sin after all. It must be re membered that in those days churches and the drama were not traveling hand in hand. But in spite of all their argu ing, Leiber decided against entering the Episcopal ministry. His funds were running low, and so, because of financial needs, he took a minor stock company part with a small dramatic organization, merely as an in- between until a real job arrived. His first role was as Cinna with the Dear born Players. Although the part was not very important, Leiber took his work seriously and began to probe into Shakespeare for real meanings and in terpretations. This early curiosity was the foundation for later theories which were to make him one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of the world. An opportunity came, and Leiber advanced from the old Dearborn com pany and joined May Hosmer's Chi cago Players. His best character dur' ing this stay was as Buc\ingham in Richard III, although he played all variety of roles in support of May Hosmer and her husband, who went under the stage name of Fisk O'Hara. BEN GREET, who headed one of the most successful Shakespearean companies, chanced to see Leiber's work in Chicago. So enthusiastic was he, that he persuaded Leiber to leave the Hosmers and join his company for a few years. It was then that Leiber's repertory of roles began to extend so as to include Prospero, Macduff, Ty bait and Oliver in As Tou Li\e It. Leiber was still being inspired with the grandeur of the plays when he toured with Julia Marlowe, playing Romeo to her Juliet, and appearing as the Du\e in As Tou Li\e It, at the times they were not in the brace of romantic dramas, When Knighthood Was in Flower and Gloria. Then, of all places in which he might have joined the company of Robert Mantell, it hap pened to be Duluth, the year, 1908, and the play, King Lear. Mr. Leiber was Edgar, and he was getting along famously. Upon the classical and willing shoulders of Mantell and E. H. South ern, respectively, weighed the duties and insignia of the Shakespearean drama in those years. In allying him self with the former, Mr. Leiber heard opportunity pounding at his door. He 20 TWECI4ICAGOAN Oh dear. 1 never was athletic' quickly became one of the more apt Mantell students, and as time went on he was regularly playing all important roles save the exceptionally important ones reserved for, naturally, Mantell himself. In 1915, when his mentor succumbed for a season to the infant cinema, Mr. Leiber was to be found as Olga Petrova's leading man in The Revolt and with David Warfield in that lesser Belasco work, Van Der Dec\en. Then, Mantell having found the pictures a thankless medium, Mr. Leiber rejoined him in Shakespearean works. Their partnership lasted three years longer. In the season following his premiere as Hamlet Mr. Leiber became for the first time, his own star. In 1921 and 1922, he appeared in a small Shake spearean repertory; the repertory, and in it Mr. Leiber, grew until, with the passing of Mantell, there was but one actor in all the land to whom Shake speare was everything he needed on a stage. NOT that he hasn't tried other fields. Perhaps to enforce and reinforce his belief that Shakespeare is not essentially different from, but sim ply greater than, all other playwrights, he successfully essayed in 1927 the role of a North Carolina farmer in Paul Green's The Field God, and played O'Neill's The Fountain. Whatever his digressions he has invariably found his way back to the Bard again. Once he was producing them in his own right and fashion he gave the plays in the style he had long since set his heart on. Which is to say, as he imagined Shakespeare meant to have them done, swift in their continuity and with all the simplicity that can be brought to them. There, he admits, is a principal rub — to approach the great speeches as if no one in the audience had ever heard them before, and to disregard as far as possible the sibilant recognition that arises out of the first words of the "to be or not to be." Though Mr. Leiber believes in keeping all the fine old acting traditions in mind and at least some of them in practice, still he throws all his prompt books away on stated occasions, the better to bring a new flexibility to the subject. But especially insistent is he that the plays shall not be academic. He offers open warning to wide-eyed children and elders who dutifully dispatch them to the theatre. ... "I won't have any body come to see Shakeaspeare with the idea that I'm trying to educate them," and "The only service you can do a Shakeaspearean play is to make the whole thing go." For the ultimate homage Mr. Leiber would pay is a company which, on a week's notice, could do any Shake spearean play. A titanic endeavor, but he is all in favor of it. FRITZ LEIBER'S success is not so much a matter of local, as of na tional pride. He has done more to advance the appreciation of Shake speare than any other living man, namely because of the intense and human appeal he places on his por trayals. He makes them human for the audience— and above all, of en tertaining value. He is well received here not merely because of his local appeal, but because he has created and revivified an interest in one of the high' est orders of the theater — an interest that, because of inferior acting and in' competent handling in the past, had waned. In all, Mr. Leiber has com bined the pleasant tradition of the past in a new framework of modern artis try. He is carrying his own fame, as well as that of Chicago's, throughout the world, as a dramatic step forward. One of his fondest possessions is a skull which was given to him by an aged property man in a St. Louis thea' tre. This "prop" has been used by every prominent Hamlet in America for the last seventy years. On a recent tour Mr. Leiber met Rev. DuMoulin, the boyhood friend who tried to persuade him to enter the ministry, in Philadelphia. Mr. Leiber was asked to preach a sermon at Du- Moulin's church, which he did, but it was his most embarrassing experience. The audience was there, but at the end of the sermon there was no indication of how the pastor of the moment had been received. Mr. Leiber still prefers footlights and applause, although Rev. DuMoulin will always claim the Episcopal church lost, to grease paint, one of its best potential divines. PLATFORM [begin on page 9] displeasure with the advertisers by vot ing for their more modest adversaries, seems to us to indicate the kind of brain an acting police commissioner ought to have. We, for one, are taking Commis' sioner Alcock's advice. To be sure, this leaves us with almost no candidates to vote for, but that merely reduces the chances of error. We adopt Mr. Alcock's suggestion forthwith, and pass it along, lacking one of our own, as this department's policy for this elec tion. You're welcome. THE CHICAGOAN 21 TOWN TALK Program Notes — Chicagoans Abroad ~~ Whale 6- Klangfilm — Virgil vs. 1930 Leaping Lions on Logical Premises ~~ The King of Waiter Baiters — Our Trade Survey — Kx, 4 Oz. Gentlemen, Be Seated MR. GUY HARDY, repairing with Mr. Ashton Stevens to Orchestra Hall, noted that they had arrived coincidentally with the starting bell. "Hurry up, Ashton!" he urged his comrade, who was leisurely bestowing his greatcoat upon an attendant. "Why?" asked Mr. Stevens urbanely. "This is not a Shubert theater." "I know," cried Mr. Hardy. "But it's a Schubert Overture!" [Chord in G.] AS a matter of fact [it was later i admitted by Mr. Hardy] Gold- mark's and not Schubert's music began the program; but even that stickler for musical accuracy, Karleton Hackett, ruled that the remark was justified for reasons of repartee. However, we imagine that Stevens, had he known what Hardy was about to be up to, might have phrased his own statement differently. Let us again ring up the curtain on this charming scene and see what we can do to ruin it: "Hurry up, Ashton!" Mr. Hardy urged his comrade, who was leisurely bestowing his greatcoat upon an at' tendant. "Why?" asked Mr. Stevens urbanely. "This is not the Franck symphony." "I know," cried Mr. Hardy. "But it's a Gold Mark overture!" Whereupon, delighted with this foreign exchange, the sterling friends hastened to watch the one Stock that is never depreciated. 'The Testimonial Perilous E will now run around the block to report another bit of musical history. Mr. Andre Skalski, in his Kimball Hall studio, is asking his concertmeister concerning another player as a possible addition to his orchestra. "Oh, he is a beautiful player," cried Mr. Wilmierowski with native gestures By RICHARD ATWATER of unbridled enthusiasm. "I can't ever keep my eyes off him when he plays, he plays so beautifully." Mr. Skalski, who as a conductor likes to have his men look at him now and then, raised a delighted eyebrow. "I could put him in the back row," he mused. And at the very thought of this, Mr. Wilmierowski then turned around three times, with happy, birdlike cries of excitement. 'Bacchic Ennui STILL harping on the most audible of arts, there's the Civic Opera tenor who, after other summer adven tures in Europe, finally sank into a chair in a cafe in Italy. The waiter brought him the usual wine list, at which the guest looked with an air of satiation. "What," asked the waiter, "would you really like to have to drink?" The Chicago tenor looked wearily over the Dionysian beverages, yawned, and wistfully confessed. "A Coca Cola." zJbCovie- Go- Round CETACEANS seem to have a strange fascination for many people, including Dick Little, who lately suggested the nomination for Mayor of a local whale exhibit as blithely as, four years ago, he urged the election of W. Hale Thompson. Your reporter has dodged the fish show, but finally got around to attending the Klangfilm. Quote us as saying that Dita Parlo in Melodie des Herzens has the prettiest smile ever seen on the screen. Garbo, Gish, Pickford and Bow, you're only rag dolls beside the Parlo. In accordance with established cus tom for German films coming to America, Melodie des Herzens has a lot of amusement park shots, mostly showing a revolving merry-go-round. There is something about a merry-go- round that seems to delight the mind of a German film director. Maybe they have decided it is a symbol of the Urge - of - Youth - Revolving- Around-Its- Own- Egotism; or perhaps it denotes the Return-to-Itself-of-Life; or for all we know it means, in the original German, that equestrian statues should revolve, in order to prove that humor is pathetic and that pathos is humorous, also. Anyway we hear we're to have more German Klangfilms, and look forward eagerly to a winter of instruc tive amusement park pictures. As for the idea of movies talking in a foreign language, we're in favor of it. "Was ist denn Das?" is much more amusing than "You mean—?" And there is the final happy thought that there seems to be no trans-Atlantic equiva lent of our own Mr. Will Hays. lie de France BRIEF but illuminating conversa tion between Fred Lowenthal, who lately discovered a "Beer Shoppe" in Quebec, and a French Canadian there : Mons Lowenthal. — Does it bother you, being a British subject? The Quebeckian. — British subject, what is that? M. Lowenthal. — You belong to England, don't you? The Quebeckian. — Belong to Eng land, me? No no no! England, she belongs to us French. We took Eng land under William of Normandy, years ago. The Polite Ether ACCOLADE, first class, with blue /"\ ribbon of chevalier for unusual merit, is due to the radio editor of the Daily J<[ews. His pages, as of October 15, gave due and fitting notice of the Virgil's Birthday program to be broad cast from WMAQ at 9 p. m., while the entry for that hour in his programs- especially-endorsed department pointed — with a degree of altruism seldom 22 THE CHICAGOAN reached in newspapers running their own radio stations — as follows: The Pic\ of the Air 9:00 P. M. WENR (344.6 — 870.) — Weener Minstrels. Virgil as a Modernist TURNING, however, to the Virgil program, we were delighted with the Italian ambassador's accent as he spoke in praise of poetry and Mus solini. We particularly liked his past tenses; and wondered as we heard them, why the quaint old pronunciation of final 'eds (as in "he attack-ed him") had otherwise been abandon-ed. There was one point about Virgil's Aeneid that his excellency failed to bring out. We refer to the prophesies of modern American entertainment in that ancient Roman epic. The most important scene in the Aeneid, you will recall, is laid in Carthage, which is to say, in Africa. This proves that Virgil knew, two thousand years ago, that the Dark Continent was later to hold all of us in its lush, elemental spell. Amos 'n Andy. The Green Pastures. Spirituals. Jazz. . . • Let us briefly remind you of the plot of the Aeneid. Aeneas, carrying on his back his father Anchises in a bag ["the sack of Troy"] comes to Africa and meets Dido, the Phoenician Queen. There he loves and leaves her with the two famous remarks, inexplicable till now: "Forsitan haec olim meminisse iuvabit" and "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes." Now follow us closely. Who are, again, the two principal characters in Virgil? Aeneas 'n' Chises! And what are they, in that original tableau? The original fresh air taxicab company! And who is Dido? Madam Queen! Now pronounce, aloud, that first Molna/s Liliom is. on the screen, much as it zvas on the stage, Charles Farrell, Rose Hobart and' Estelle Taylor conspiring to retain all that was the play wright's and add those things that are Director Frank Borzage's own. The Roosevelt had it at press time Latin line. "Forsitan — ". What manu' facturer of popular priced automobiles later put the Forsitan on wheels? Right. Now take the second Latin line. "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes." Pronounce it very distinctly. Cor' rect. "Timmy O'Donahue's down at Ferente's." How could a Roman poet, two thousand years ago, more clearly have prophesied the speakeasy of 1930? La Fille et Le Fits If you have a girl, a sedate little maid, Swinging her bag as she starts for school; If you have a girl, with smile unafraid, And eyes brimmed with light li\e a woodland pool, Then you have a flower, a shy flower cup, Distilling a fragrance from Heaven beguiled; And your thoughts li\e wild bees hover o'er her and sup From the flower God sends with a woman child. If you have a boy, a fresh, rollicking boy, Scrubbed and clean till his flesh is divine; If his eyes, April's blue, are deep wells of pure joy And the breath of his kiss is li\e wine, Then you have a pass to the high mountain lands The feet of all women have trod Who wal\ on the earth holding little boys' hands, Where no others walk save the mother of God. — B. F. O. tffi Why Greek Professors Join the Chicago Literary Club 4 4 a LIBRARY in Miniature" de- f\ partment of the Herald and Examiner: "Backgammon- is said to have been invented about the tenth century, but a similar game was known to the Romans, as in Plato's 'Republic' there is an allusion to a game in which dice were thrown and men were placed after due consideration." The Perplexed Lady Buyer ABOVE the sprightly dinner table i conversation, the hostess's voice was suddenly heard announcing: THE CHICAGOAN 23 "From this moment on, anyone men tioning his or her business must pay a fine of one dollar." The lady, next Guy Hardy, who had been amusingly telling him her experi ences as a buyer in Paris, stopped short; as, indeed, did the conversation everywhere else around the table. "Oh, say it anyway," pleaded Mr. Hardy of his fair neighbor, "and put the dollar on your expense account." Wild Life Notes 44T5 ED Elephants, 88 cents" also 1\ pleased us with its comment, on an advertising circular left at our door step, "Everybody today wants a red elephant in their home for top of radio or as a doorstop." A "red" elephant, indeed. What will Moscow do next? . . . Then we have a fruitful photo graph caption, from the K[ews. "Models of Bear Dens for Logical Garden Ex hibit." We have heard of Logic. It is something that has a Major Premise, a Minor Premise, and a Conclusion (or "Fallacy"). But we did not know, before, there were bear dens on these Logical Premises. We learned some more about Logical Zoology from the Tribune. This story further explained that "The lion moats are twenty-five feet wide, almost twice as wide as those of the bear dens. This is to prevent the lions from reaching their spectators by a well-timed leap. As the edge of the cave side is seven feet lower than the level of the specta tors' walk, the lions would have to jump fifty feet, an impossible leap for a Hon, he said." We are filing these figures under the index, "Lions, Damn Lions, and Sta tistics." When Editorials Were Editorials THE YOUNG man who startled us, the other day, by announcing the reason a noted eastern magazine is of a conservative tendency is that its editor is "just an old woman, in sheep's clothing," may be slightly relieved to learn that conservatism, after all, isn't what it used to be. Mr. Hackett, for example, was joyfully recalling the time when a noted French actress, then asso ciated with gallantries which her con temporaries, Queen Victoria, would hardly have endorsed, came to Chicago to present a piquant musical show. Confronted by this municipal men ace, Mr. Lawson's newspaper ran a fine editorial urging all good citizens to avoid the performance; and further warned it would print a full list of names of any local ladies presuming to enter that theater's doors during the engagement! The Napoleon of Waiter Baiters GUY HARDY, to whom we might as well dedicate this number, now, tickles us with a couple of remi niscences of Henry Miller, the actor manager, whom nothing seems to have excited more than waiters in their dumber moments. One concerns the evening when Mr. Miller, taking a friend for simple sand wiches and ginger ale after the theater, was presented with the check and found (due to a mistake about cover charges) he was billed for something like $8.75. Grasping the edge of the offending card between contemptuous thumb and forefinger, Mr. Miller flipped it for a very successful non stop flight clear across the restaurant, while the waiter ran after it like an Airedale in pursuit of Lindbergh. Another evening, Mr. Miller and Mr. Hardy were guests of Miss Ruth Chatterton after the show; this being ordinarily the time Mr. Miller ate his heartiest meal of the day. A modest consignment of caviar appeared. "Does that look to you like three orders of caviar?" asked Miss Chatterton play fully. Mr. Miller, being thoroughly hungry, was quite serious in his indignant answer. "It does not look like three orders," declared Mr. Miller. "It is three orders," said the waiter. "It is NOT three orders," cried Mr. Miller hotly. "It IS three orders," persisted the waiter, while Miss Chatterton and Mr. In a more or less zigzag path from left to right are three people impersonating Athos, Shaw and a Mexican villain; William Holbrook, dancer, Doris Vinton, another- Philip Loeb as Grover Whalen and the Wanamaker ensemble; and Sterling Holloway cavorting. They are members of that entertaining group of young people which presents the Guild revue, The Garrick Gaieties, at the Blackstone 24 H4E CHICAGOAN <(Bur Ley and Company) Nine Stores Covering Chicago Nest of Three Tables The old adage," Three is a Crowd" is completely disproved by this charm ing nest of three little lacquered tables that will be a welcome addition to any select social circle. You will like the four gay colors . . . the hand- enameled decorations . . . the clear glass tops . . . and quaint decorative effect of these tables. 18 Downtown 212 N. Michigan Avenue Hardy choked with suppressed merri ment. "IT IS NOT!" shouted Mr. Miller. "IT IS TOO!" insisted the waiter. Mr. Miller, after a thoroughly alarm ing moment of exploding silence, finally managed to dismiss the intolerable situation. "Take it away," he commanded, thunderbolts in his eyes. The waiter shrugged his shoulders, took up the caviar and walked with it to the door. "It is NOT three orders!" trumpeted Mr. Miller in a final reiteration of the battle motif. The waiter, clinging to the disputed caviar, turned as he was just leaving the room. "I'll bet you it's three orders," he said, and the door shut behind him. At which exit speech even Mr. Miller had, at last, to yield to the spasms of laughter that were rocking his companions. 'Preference Rather be Sic\ with fretting For what we Can't be getting — Rather hug Sleek desire Than sit smug By a fire. We have spent All we had — Every cent — To be glad. We are scarred, Having lain On the hard Breast of pain Let then prattle To their \ind, Let them tattle Lies behind: Let them go Where they're led — All they \now They have read! — FERRY ADAMS. Zuta's Last Tune SOME time back we were wonder ing if that automatic piano tune for which Mr. Zuta paid his ultimate nickel could have been "Good Times Are Coming." What he was really playing, Tracy Drake now affidavits, was even more appropriate. It was, "Good for You, Bad for Me." Mr. Drake also thinks there must be some connection between the noted words "Zuta-Aiello" and "Etaoin- Shrdlu," though the anagram is not quite perfect. <iAn Aristophanic Critic * < ALLOW me," we greeted Gail t\ Borden of the Times, "to con gratulate you on your unparalleled achievement of getting the word Thesmaphoriazousae into a tabloid newspaper. To say nothing of getting it spelled right; which is probably more than I will, when I print this congratu lation publicly." "Ha," replied Mr. Borden, if "ha" is the way to indicate a Gail of laugh ter. "Do you want to know how I did it? I went down to the composing room with my copy, pointed out the word Thesmaphoriazousae to the lino type man, and asked him to notice I was in a perfectly sober condition." ttn Our Business Survey A POPULAR local merchant who lately moved his speakeasy is en deavoring to add an air of romance to his business, we are told, by allowing his customers to address him as The Duke. A full line of canned goods is set decoratively on a shelf behind the bar, with a few milk bottles added to make it look authentic, and the bar tender asks you if you want "Pretzels or aspirin?" Occasionally the telephone rings, whereupon The Duke amuses the crowded customers by picking up the receiver and answering, "Psycho pathic!" Turning to another great industry, we learn from S. L. Huntley that whether he does it to discourage the practise of advertisers sending you those newfangled "business reply" en velopes or merely to solve an age-old problem, an acquaintance of his actually gets rid of his used safety-razor blades by filling business reply envelopes with them and mailing them. The postal authorities should rule against this practice immediately, as instead of solving the problem it merely passes it on to somebody else. And it may not be news to you, but it was to us that the dots you have THE CHICAGOAN 25 CADILLAC LASALLE owners formerly drove small cars TYPE HARMONIZED STEERING SYSTEM SECURITY PLATE GLASS SAFETY FOUR WHEEL BRAKES SILENT SHIFT TRANSMISSION WIDER DEEPER I SEATS LOWER RACIER LINES LARGER ENGINES GREATER VALUES mi that cost just as much to operate The old idea that a sizable, pow erful car was expensive to buy and operate is being thoroughly disproved by the figures sup plied by Cadillac and La Salle owners. The slightly higher monthly payments, under the convenient G. M. A. C. plan, are not burdensome. And this small additional pur chase price is rapidly cancelled by the surprising savings per thousand miles of operation. At the end of 25,000 miles, you'll find that you have paid little, if any more, for operation and maintenance than your pres ent car costs. At 50,000 miles the economy advantage will be even greater. May we present the facts for your consideration? Cadillac Motor Car Company Division of General Motors Corporation CHICAGO BRANCHES 2301 South Michigan Avenue 5020 Harper Avenue 5201 Broadway 1 1 9 South Kedzi e Avenue 201 5 E. 71 st St. 4114 Irving Park Boulevard 1810 Ridge Avenue, Evanston 108 North First Street, Highland Park 818-826 Madison Street, Oak Park NEW NEW CAD I LLAC LaSALLE 26 THE CHICAGOAN Your Partner Being a mere man he may not know all the things your jewelry does for you, in the way of enhancing your charm. But you, be ing wise, know perfectly. Know, too, that jewelry is never more conspicuous than in dancing. And have learned long since that there's NONE SMARTER THAN FREDERIC'S i 1 1 She has rings on her fingers, Bracelets on her arm, They're sure to be noticed, Enhancing her charm. often noticed in half-tone reproductions of photographs are square dots instead of round dots. This is apparently to keep the dots from slipping, though we still don't quite see what it is that keeps these dots apart. Glancing now at the radio business, we find that the success of the new Tone Button proves once more that what people want is not less, but more gadgets on their dashboards. We sug gest that the perfect console should now be further equipped with (l) a tele- chron clock, (2) pilot lamp for same, (3) switch for clock pilot lamp, (3) barometer, (4) pilot lamp for barom eter, (5) switch for barometer pilot lamp, (6) second telechron clock, but reading Eastern time, (7) pilot lamp for same, (8) switch for ditto, (9- 14 inclusive) third and fourth telechron clocks reading Mountain and Pacific time with pilot lamps and switches necessary therefor. The use of these clocks for timing radio programs is plainly indicated; and the barometer, of course, will be consulted whenever the listener wishes to know if the noise he just heard was static caused by an impending weather change. The extra lights and switches should keep a large family of children amused during many a long winter evening. Surveying the world of economics in general, we like Cartoonist Mc- Cutcheon's suggestion that the national debt be ignored for a few months and the treasury millions ordinarily set aside for that mysterious purpose be instead used for immediate construction. Even offhand, we can think of several worth while things to be done with these moneys. Widen all 20 foot highways to 40 feet; wash the Field Museum's face; electrify all steam railroads; elec trify all steam radiators; plant trees on Michigan boulevard and Wacker drive; hire a good brass band to open Congress with; publish Town Talk daily, with a Wisconsin edition; restore the bicycle business by giving away newspapers with each wheel; and print Mr. Coolidge's letters in even larger type. The Perfect Host THE HOST, of whose sparkling treasures the guests had been quaf fing for an Olympian hour, suddenly put the bottle back in the cupboard and announced that while he hoped and expected one and all would remain for further converse, the bar was closed for the night. "You have each," he explained, "had four ounces of alcohol. As a physician, a chemist and a gentleman, I know that the amount of alcohol that even the most practiced of drinkers may safely consume at one time is four ounces. Beyond that, there is such a violent readjustment of the human body that I would be doing you an injustice to give you a drop more." And not another drop did the guests get, the evening being happily free from then on from any violent readjustments. Not Like the Spring Oh, tell me that love is not this swift pain that stabs a white breast and numbs a gray brain! I wanted love to be like the spring, a gentle, a growing and beautiful thing. But this has a strange resemblance to fall— this is not what I had thought love at all. This autumn has wrapped me in riotous flame li\e the terrible fire in the breath of your name. —JEANNE DE LAMARTER. Executive Abroad A CHICAGO executive, whose habit it is to speak in few but commanding words, was visiting in England. Striding down a London street, he paused at a shop window to admire an excellent etching; entering the shop, he pointed to the picture in the window and commanded: "Wrap it up!" Recognising the voice of American efficiency, the clerk silently removed the picture from the window, wrapped it up, handed the package to his cus tomer and murmured, "Five hundred pounds." "Put it back!" commanded the Chi cagoan, striding urbanely out again into the London street. TALISMAN It make be a token That Hoover has spoken. -D. C. P. THE CHICAGOAN 27 H»nd Painted Match Box Holders. Any breed of dog. $4.50. Birch Cigarette Cases to match, painted by same artist. $15 and 825. Hand Painted Glassware with sail boat decoration. Decanter, 87.50. High Ball, •30 a doz. Cocktail, 824 a doz. Whiskey Pegs, 815 a doz. Cocktail Shaker, $7.50. Cigarette box with 6 ashtrays to match. •12.50 set. Man About Town Knife, sterling silver, $30. Gold, $56. Aviation Gauntlet Gloves for the winter motorist. $20. Will this come to you? The busy presses are printing "The Christmas Trail" — the gift book of the year for all men, women and children who love outdoors. Almost every page reveals some novelty, many of them imported from overseas, that will fill in a blank in your Christmas gift list. If you will send us your name and address, one copy of "The Christmas Trail" will be mailed to you in ample time to do your Christmas shopping. Lest this slip from your mind, write today. Von Lengerke SAntoine 33 South Wabash Avenue -* Chicago DeHaven Bazor, Chromium, $10, Executive model, Gold plate, $15. Robes for Football Games, motoring and winter sports. Cashmere, Camel's Hair, Vicuna, etc., in solid colors, plaids or tartans, $12 to $125. Brief Case with 3 -16 oz. flasks, $37.50. With 3-24 oz. flasks, $45. Associated with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York Combination game box, $50, $95. Collapsible Mixer, lj£-pt. capacity* $25, 2-qt. capacity, $37.50. Man's Solid Leather Kit Bag, $45 Combination Clock, Barometer and Calen dar. Chrome finish, $125. 28 THE CHICAGOAN KASKEL* 1,^ KASKEL ^^ DUN LAP r i •; tweed suits.... slick and swagger ....impressively styled for important grand stand appearances. CHICAGO: 700 North Michigan Avenue 304 South Michigan Avenue NEW YORK: Madison Avenue at 57th St. Fifth Avenue at 46th Street ARTISTS MURRY WICKART: A YOUNG painter. His work, some *V of it having the delicacy of Dres- den china, is to be regarded with pleas ure. A distinctly modern painter whose painting reflects quiet thought, and is the result of intelligent study combined with the pure gift of design and color. One of his water colors is memorable in humor, in which there is a "rooster boa" squatting atop the hat of a prime, complacent negress. In her jet eyes shines the awareness of ele- gance. Altogether a charming water color. Several of his water colors are now on exhibit at one of the most ac- ceptable small galleries of the Town, the Walden-Dudensing, in the Palm Olive Building. It is suggested that they be reviewed by those persons who shy from what they term, in error, "futuristic art." This splendid exhibit of water colors will charm the most iron-clad, conservative citizen. ROBERT LEE ESKRIDGE : A TRAVELING artist who com bines without hesitation the ar tistic element within him and a love of the sensational in words. Be it ghosts never seen in an old Ducal Castle in Majorca, or banshees neurotically wit nessed upon a tranquil isle in the Pacific, they will, as stirring narratives, sustain the adventure-starved listeners. Yet the paintings of Eskridge must be considered. Excellent, (four stars) and born in a mood of genuine ability. The flavor of the tropics, where sojourns Mr. Eskridge, emanates from his can vases. The laughing native, agleam upon the foam-washed reef, with jade green fish in hand, makes a fine sub ject for the expert Eskridge brush. In one of his oils, a swarthy native figure reclines in light against the sombre dark of a fallen idol, symbolizing the subtle debacle of the South Pacific, effected by those sublimely misan thropic and frustrated purveyors of the white man's gospel. Missionaries bear ing gifts of whiskey, pants and bibles. Mr. Eskridge restores, let it be hoped, some of the forgotten legend and ro- mantique quality of those islands so far off in the Pacific. PETER ARNO: PERPETRATES a great draft of Gargantuan humor. The dilli- tante, the roue and various coy mem bers of the so-called social set of — principally New York, are the victims of his untempered brush. He, Peter Arno— is as significant a representation of these "thumb nose- thirties" as Con- stantin Guys of the "seventies," though the latter was a finer draughtsman, he had less of the humorous side. Twenty years from this now unmitigated pres- ent, Peter Arno's work will be held as an example of the early stages in growth of the "Sophisticated Ameri- can." The knack of snatching away the sheet, from whatever it may be covering, is his. Incidentally, a few of the dearly beloved Victorian hang overs are dealt a subtle swift kick into oblivion by the fully conscious Mr. Arno. Some forty or fifty of these shocking (only to the inhibited citi zenry of every community) and funny, yes, incredibly absurd drawings (pub' lished at one time or another, in The J-{ew Yorker are on exhibit in the Walden Bookshop in the Diana Court Building on Michigan Avenue. High' ly recommended for members of the Old School. HAVEMAN : VICTOR HAVEMAN is an artist of Russian origin. His work as such has led him indirectly into photography. This expression appears to contain all the artistry and clear understanding in form and effect which distinguishes the paintings of Have- man. As with most individuals of con sequence, his background, the years of youth and effort, were tempestuous. Out of it comes a direct approach in matters of composition and conception. Portraits by Mr. Haveman are fre quently executed in water color and crayon. Deft and facile with the brush and lens, he continues to play his part in a city's progress. — PHILIP NESBIT. TRA LA What is hardly learned, I find. Is easily unlearned. April scatters on its wind Folly I had burned. Dust of my defeats I strew Under its bright rain. Beauty, lovely and untrue, Owns my mind again. Though I go the self -same way That before I went, I am sure to feel and say : This is different! — SHEILA STUART. THE CHICAGOAN 29 1242 Lake Shore Drive . . . At the Center of our Finest Mile Zoned against business and doubly protected by the money invested by individuals in permanent apartments north and south of it, a home in "1242" is a sound equity which will probably increase in value with each passing year. Lake Shore Drive can never be one foot longer. Time will only increase the desirability of residence here. And especially in "1242", since it is the only apartment building on the entire Drive which also faces a quiet, parallel street, devoid of traffic, secluded and reposeful at night. Here you can really sleep! Typical apartments six to eleven rooms, simplex and duplex, larger units also. See them today. Representative on premises. ROSS & BROWNE Selling and Managing Agents PALMOLIVE BUILDING • WHITEHALL 7373 R. S. De Golyer & Co., Architects Turner Construction Co., Builders 30 THE CHICAGOAN THE ST. LUKE'S BENEFIT FASHION SHOW By PHILIP NESBITT Emily Otis trying to look as though she were thinking of something funny Mrs. Ralph 0 being especially The parade of the dutiful appear ing nurses The Chef of the Stevens looks on Mrs. Press Hodgkins in lounging pajamas THE CHICAGOAN 31 rs. Philip Maker being and looking charming Ned Wayburn's Argentine dancer, probably from Hubbard's Woods Two others from the Wayburn school offering intricate steps of the South American tango 32 THE CHICAGOAN PAIRK. E)EAIRIB€IRN Chicago s Smartest Near-Loop Apartment Hotel Close in to the Loop, 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 Loo£> by Surface, Bus or your own car. Three blocks south of Lincoln Park and every shop ping convenience makes the Park Dearborn an ideal winter home. iH, 0.% 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 shop, valet, beauty parlor, restaurant and commissary in build ing". Hotel rooms as low as $60. OO per month, kitchenette apart ments $80.00 and up, bedroom suites $ 1 25.00 and up. Special daily and weekly rates. These remarkable rental values make your early inspection im perative for immediate or October 1st occupancy. twelve cflxiy 92onk 2)earborn$hrkwayat(/oetke Pkone Whitehall 5620 URBAN INSTITUTIONS The Sunday Evening Club By FRANCIS C. COUGHLIN ORCHESTRA HALL is open at 6:30, its doors hospitable to the leisurely eddy of Sunday afternoon strollers, a pedestrian march just now apt to be quickened by a cold wind which sundown permits to grow cutting on the boulevard. And hospitable, cer tainly, to the arrival of members of the Sunday Evening Club eager for seats at the Club's forthcoming services. Men come in twos and threes and singles. A pair of students, a trio of young executives, an office worker or two, a clerk, perhaps, a rather heavy percentage of middle-aged men with wives and daughters, a solitary and im posing old fellow in a frock coat and smartly swung stick, a shabby young man in ill-matched clothes, a number of visitors to the Town, obviously from lonesome hotel rooms — visitors are easily singled out when they pause a little uncertain before the open doors. And in heavy preponderance of men neither young nor old whose walk, clothing and demeanor at once identi fies them as of the rank and file of the Town's people, plain citizens out of Loop stores and offices, ridden in on bus or elevated for an hour or so to gether in a city church. Within a popular song service begins at 6:45. It is followed by a Bible talk, in most cases by Mr. Clifford W. Barnes, President of the Sunday Eve ning Club and the moving spirit be hind the institution. An organ recital at 7:40 begins the order of service proper. And by 7:40 Orchestra Hall is jammed from the stage and exit lights. CLIFFORD W. BARNES, after his graduation from Yale in the late ^O's and after his student service as Secretary of the Yale Y. M. C. A., went abroad with the American Art Association. In Paris, the urge for social service still strong upon him, he organized Sunday evening meetings among Latin Quarter students and ar tists. These meetings met as discussion groups, were non-sectarian and in formal. They contained, in germ, the ideas which have since guided the present club. Returning to the States, Mr. Barnes was ordained a Presbyterian minister although he prefers to think himself and his mission as belonging more to the world of business than to the more formal sect. He saw social service, too, at Hull House in the brave days when that institution was leaving its mark on the ideals of serious-minded investi gators of social problems. Later on, he was for a time President of Illinois College in Jacksonville, the oldest col lege in the state and an institution founded by pioneers who owed educa tional allegiance to Yale. In 1908, the idea which had found fruition in Sun day discussion groups on the Left Bank seemed applicable to extension among business people in Chicago and the Sunday Evening Club was founded. Almost from the first the new club found support among merchants and business men in the busy Town. Or chestra Hall, rented as a meeting place, gave ample space for those first gather ings. Attendance, always informal and never strictly counted, rallied about the non-sectarian speakers invited to pre side over the new movement. Business firms took boxes for their employees. Curious men dropped in to listen, re mained to join. It is interesting to study a present list of box holders. No better proof of the gauge and spirit of the Club can be presented in a like space. Firms have remained box hold ers for years. Box holders for the pres ent season are: Ayer 6s? Lord Tie Co. Butler Brothers Clifford W. Barnes Carson, Pirie, Scott 6? Co. Continental Illinois Bank & Trust Co. James B. Clow 6? Sons Commonwealth Edison Co. R. Floyd Clinch Drake Hotel Co. — The Blackstone Hotel La Salle Samuel Insull Fred S. James 6? Co. Cyrus H. McCormick Marshall Field 6? Co. Marsh & McLennan Montgomery Ward fe? Co. National Bank of the Republic The Northern Trust Co. John W. O'Leary The Quaker Oats Co. Frederick H. Rawson Reid, Murdoch 6? Co. Joseph T. Ryerson ii Son Sears, Roebuck 6? Co. Estate of John G. Shedd THE CHICAGOAN 33 \ • \ -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 «w, -VfX\ theatres and shops. „A>n\<* S --"^THE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is placed in SA / S'-^"X^ a sPecial recess in y°ur door— in sealed jj "• ^ container that keeps everything piping hot. ~-*«- ^s^ 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 34 THE CHICAGOAN Must a friend always say "Thank you"? YES — we're afraid so, but how can she be sincere when she writes, "Your gift was perfect," although she hasn't an idea what to do with the blamed thing. This Christmas be practical as well as perfect. Give a VELVETSKIN PATTER. Any friend, fifteen or fifty, will welcome this gay little aid to beauty. It pats in creams and lotions — stimulates circula tion, and acts as a regular Marines' guard against the many things that make the skin grow coarse and old. Its gentle patting is just what beauty experts advise. The Velvetskin patter does not harm even the most delicate of skin textures. For Christmas, or any other time, it has the charm of being totally un like the usual gift. For sale at the better shops and stores. Mail the coupon for inter esting new beauty booklet. THE VELVETSKIN PAT- TEIi is electrical. Merely plug it in any convenient wall socket. It's as gay in color as it is in action. Available in Orchid, Jade Green, or Prim rose. CONNECTICUT TELEPHONE & ELECTRIC {§) CORPORATION (§) ( Division of Commercial Instrument Corp. ) Meriden, Conn. Connecticut Telephone 8i Electric Corporation 96 Britannia Street, Meriden, Connecticut Enclosed find check or money order for which please send one VELVETSKIN PATTER with priv ilege of return for refund within 30 days. Mark X here D for Alternating Current. $5.00. Mark X here ? for Direct Current, $7.50. Mark X here ? for free Beauty Booklet only. Color wanted : ? Orchid, D Jade Green, Q Primrose. Name- Street and No City My dealer's name.. .State.. Sprague, Warner & Co. Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. Swift ff Co. Thomson is! Taylor Co. Chairmen of Committees are: Invitation: Harry A. Wheeler Endowment: Rush C. Butler Finance: David R. Forgan Publicity: Albert W. Sherer Membership: William P. Sidley Usher: William E. Goodman Church Affiliation: William L. Williams IN 1922, The Sunday Evening Club was first on the air over the then new radio. Its broadcasts gained aston ishing popularity. Gained contribu' tions, too, for the purpose — as Mr. Barnes conceived it — of building an adequate endowment to insure a con' tinuation of the Evening Club idea when he must eventually relinquish it for younger hands. Contributions now taken pay for choir and operating ex' penses and for speaker's fees on the comparatively rare occasions when a noted speaker requires a fee. The Club, however, is vigorously unsub' sidised. It asks only what volunteer contributors care to give. There is no regular membership list to this day. Its membership is a loose yet fairly con stant body drawn together by a concern for the problems discussed before the regular meetings. Speakers come from all classes and all creeds. English and Scotch bishops have spoken, as well as American di vines of various creeds. Business men not infrequently take the floor. An army officer is heard now and then. Observers of the world, whether lay or clerical, are welcome. There are no subjects barred. Indeed, the Club displays a lively interest in foreign affairs. Nor is there any especial em phasis on creedal religion. A speaker is admirably free to develop his own ideas whatever his sect or lack of it. And while the Club's service is pre dominantly Christian and its order of worship distinctly so, it finds its princi pal inspiration in service to mankind black, white, brown or yellow. AT 8 o'clock Orchestra Hall rustles ^ and settles itself. There is a pause, a hush and the service com mences with an anthem by the Club Choir of 125" voices. The Doxology is sung standing. The Lord's Prayer re peated in unison. A business man gives the scriptural reading and the broadcast microphone picks up a lively and vital and tolerant program. THE MOTORS A Preview [BEGIN ON PAGE 17] boy cabriolet which King Carol re' cently bought is one of the feature models, as is the phaeton sedan of Prince Yamashina of lapan. The cabriolet model with which Miss Rose mary Baur recently won the grand pri^e at Juan Les Pins, is also displayed. It's a far cry from the old Franklins with their odd looking hoods of many years ago to the attractive new creat' tions now offered. The Derham coupe to be seen at the Drake on a Franklin chassis is upholstered in glovclike leather and broadcloth. Rear seats fold against the back. The Syracuse maker also will fea ture the Brunn Sportsman cabriolet, of the convertible coupe type; a Die trich coupe; a Dietrich tandem sedan; a Walker Coachcraft sport sedan and town car, both designed by Raymond H. Dietrich, and a Walker Coachcraft deluxe sedan, trimmed in Wiese's novelty materials. If one selects the Brunn Town Landaulet, included in Pierce Arrow's exhibit of five Custom cars, there will be the satisfaction of knowing that it is similar to the model now being driven by the Shah of Persia. The upper part of the body is in beige, the lower in Thome brown. Additional seven passenger cars offered are the Judkins enclosed drive limousine and the Willoughby all-weather town car. The Dietrich convertible sedan and LeBaron convertible victoria, both five passenger models, complete the exhibit. All of these cars will carry Pierce Ar row custom equipment, which includes chrome-plated radiator grid, single bar bumper of 5 in. width, metal tire cov ers and the archer radiator emblem. Upholstery materials will be either broadcloth or mohair. The broadcloth material will be plain, and in harmony with the exterior finish. Leather up' TWE CHICAGOAN 35 holstering will be used in the converti ble types. FOUR cars, with exquisite coach work by Brewster, will be displayed by Rolls-Royce. A vehicle with all the dash of youth is the coupelet. This is a dainty three- passenger vehicle in Cairo gray with Mojave green about the belt line. It is upholstered in Velveau leather to match the Mojave green lacquer and is equipped with a top to match the Cairo gray. Its panels are of close grained white wood finished to harmonize with the trim, while the interior fitments are in Puritan -green bronze. All of the Salon models will be mounted on the Rolls-Royce Phantom chassis. Other models include a four- passenger convertible sedan, a seven passenger enclosed drive limousine and a seven passenger town car. Important names in custom body building are included in the list of de signs and a well-balanced selection of twelve cars will be displayed by Duesenberg. Italy and Persia have furnished leather, the Congo rare woods and Bagdad oriental rugs for the interior of these cars. In the Brunn town car one finds a beautiful balance of design and a perfect disposition of the masses, made possible by the extra cowling back of the driver's seat. Brown broad' cloth, imported from Paris, is used for the interior of the rear compartment. A Certain Lady The phantom sources of a charming wit And a gay tongue to set the fancy free We cannot fathom; nor what lies in it To hint so poignantly of misery Beneath it — never warm and never true — Lighting the moment. But the moment dies, Leaving to us who sit here, watching you, Lip-laughter and deep tears beneath our eyes. There is an eloquence in every breath Of yours, a secret in your haunted mirth, Bestirred by life and making mock of death, Yet shuddering from casual rebirth — Gallantry, mystery, ghosts beyond your face, A beautiful and an unquiet place. — SHEILA STUART. r^\ OS ou OS TomoRKOiii moKninG ^uj7^cu^e^ in smfiRT L€flTH€P.S flllD SUJflGGeP, TWeCDS # Trie Debonair T. ourobe pictured is a new experience in women's traveling equipment. Ii you re planning a winter holi Jay or looking for a really luxurious gift, by all means see this new Debonair Group by Hartmann. • 1 his ever so smart wardrobe affair is just trie right size \<l6 inches,) to conform witk all Tour Agency baggage requirements lor conducted tours. Five kangers take as many more garments in unwrinkled faskion. • Tke Overnite Case also skown is marvelously practical. Colors and liniskes are stunning. You can kave tkem in Tweed and Russian Linens, also good leatkers. And priced moderately, too. Shartman n T RAV E L • S H O P 178 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE 36 THE CHICAGOAN BEST BY TEST best by comparison CHIPPEWA Natural Spring Water THE PUREST AND SOFTEST SPRING WATER IN THE WORLD BOTTLED AT THE SPRING Delivered everywhere Investigate CHIPPEWA WATER, find out for yourself why CHIP PEWA users continue year after year drinking this perfect table water. Phone Roosevelt 2920 Chippewa Spring Water Company of Chicago 1318 S. Canal Street THE STAGE Operetta on the American Plan By WILLIAM C. BOYDEN OPERETTA was for years all clogged up with marching Hus- sars, beleaguered Princesses, waltzing Princes and imitation Sam Bernards. Americans had some hand in writing these ritsy librettos, but seemed always to seek a locale in Ruritania, Zenda or Vienna. Then came Show Boat. And with it the revelation that the dusty democracy of our drab native life contains sentiment as authen tic and moving as the sword' clinking, stein-lifting realms of royalty. Now follows Sweet Adeline at the Illinois, a worthy successor with its mellow background of beer gardens, burlesque shows and saloons of the Gay Nineties. In fact, the scene showing an old fashioned bar with its pictures of ripe nudes moves the male customers to tears of bathos. Even more conducive to a catch in the throat is Helen Morgan. There is something about this hasel-eyed, curly haired songbird that would make a gun man cry for home and mother. When she sits on a piano in the orchestra and with tears in her voice sings Why V/as I Born, every man, woman and child in the audience is glad she was. The press has featured Miss Morgan as a luminary in the night club hullabaloo of the Great White Way. True or not, the life has left no mark. Her face, haunting in its wistful melan choly, is as smooth and unlined as the proverbial milkmaid's. Her manner has the appealing gentleness to tempt any strong first-nighter such as Kid Sher man, Charles Collins or Dick Greiner to take her in his arms and say, "There, there, little woman, everything is going to be all right." A reviewer should be a professor of psychology to explain satisfactorily why Charles Butterworth is one of the fun niest men in the f ntertainment world. Most humor is built upon the exaggera tion of a normal situation. Mr. Butter- worth achieves supremely comic results by the deflation method. In a colorless voice he appraises things on a plane be low the level of the obvious. When a gorgeous show girl passes in parade, he observes her with expressionless eyes and remarks, "She's in white." Believe it or not, you roll off your seat with mirth. His best moment is a duologue with the old song writer, Jim Thorn ton, consisting of a collection of grave ly spoken bromides worthy of Sinclair Lewis at his bitterest. The cast also boasts the grand old trouper, Irene Franklin. This favorite of three decades, assisted by Jerry Jarnagin at the piano, shouts such up roarious hilarities as She's Doing It All For Baby, My Husband's First Wife, Indestructible Kate. Her chore in the plot is to enact a burlesque queen of the period, which she does with rough and infectious good nature. Lack of space forbids extended mention of a number of other effective performers, including Robert C. Fischer, the old German -daddy of the heroine, Hans Robert, the press agent husband (on the stage) of Irene Franklin, Paul Davin, the baritone, and James H. Dunn, the composer-hero. Sweet Adeline is a joyous experi ence in theater-going. Kern and Ham- merstein should turn again to the American scene and make an operetta of Cimarron. Probably they have al ready thought of it. 'Beauty in Futility THE barren trees painted by Jo Meilziner on the backdrop symbol ize bleak emptiness at once the curtain rises at the Harris on Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Throughout the evening Slavic melancholy broods over unevent ful doings of oddly assorted people ma rooned on a provincial estate. The characters live in drear boredom, each suffering some form of frustration. In the accepted dramatic sense nothing happens. The beauty, humor and power of Chekhov's work lie in the undercurrents of destiny beneath the shallow surface of casual episodes. The onlooker is more aware of bitter hatreds and gnawing loves than if these emotions were exploded in violent his trionics. It is as though a dormant volcano rumbles deeply and ominously, only to quiet again. A soul must be blithe indeed who can leave this finely wrought play without a little feeling of terror and awe. The effortless, deliberate flow of the story could not withstand the disturb ance of crass performance. The ennui of the characters might too easily infect the audience. Jed Harris has assembled TWtCWICAGOAN a cast who meet the challenge with brilliant individual achievements and splendid collaboration. In a more commercial endeavor — it is no secret that Uncle Vanya has not made money — the prestige of Lillian Gish would be blazoned to the world. Here she is just one of the company, unutterably lovely as the light-minded wife of a pompous pedagogue. Fragile and exquisite, she handles the desires of love-staived men with certain and deli cate touch. She is an actress of rare quality. Her most forceful admirer is the country doctor. This sardonic man, drained of hope by the monotony of country practice, is keyed perfectly by Osgood Perkins. The part is wordy and full of chances to slop over. Mr. Per kins never lets his restraint weaken the vitality of the character. The other crier for the moon is Uncle Vanya, a middle-aged incompetent, who has seen his life rot away and knows there is no remedy. The whining hysteria of the neurotic is drawn with courageous candor by Walter Connolly. Zita Johann gives a glowing performance as the finely grained girl who lavishes un requited love on the doctor. The smug professor requires less subtlety. He alone is unaware of his futility. Eu gene Powers interprets the role with hearty unction. The smaller assign ments are in tune with the general ex cellence. Eduardo Ciannelli creates an unforgettable picture of a daffy family- retainer, faithful to a wife who de serted on his wedding day. Isabel Irv ing and Kate Mayhew round out the cast with balanced performances of the professor's mother-in-law and the old nurse. Jed Harris has aimed high and hit his mark. Jathers All THE only men in the cast of It's a Wise Child not accused of being the father of the heroine's imaginary child are her brother and the iceman, and these two in turn live under the cloud of disrepute in connection with the troubles of the Swedish maid. Rare ly have so many putative paters been gathered on one stage as now tread the boards of the Erlanger. The six men have the further distinction of being all excellent actors. That goes for the women too. As this comedy of spicy doings in Saginaw would never have made a killing for Belasco without its superior acting, it seems appropriate to give the players more attention than is Gnrsf O a ro ^ ORJ U^ n lac. To those who appreciate the correctness and distinction of Franklin clothes for Town and Country our new collection of Steamer Coats is a welcome cry .. .Illustrated is a model in English tweed with important collar and cuffs of grey wolf. . . Q) NEW YORK - 16 East 53rd St. • PHILADELPHIA - 260 South 17th St. CHICAGO-132 East Delaware Place • PALM BEACH TUQ CHICAGOAN Serving the world of good taste JLN the southwest main floor rooms of The Drake Hotel — just off of the Fountain Room — the Nelson show rooms dis play — exquisite tableware, re productions of historic glass; jade, crystal and pottery lamps. Occasional tables, commodes, chairs, and exclusive pieces of furniture in authentic copies of the famous designs of the world's most famous decora tive periods. Suggestions--- So often the proper lamp selection will set off a whole room. This illustration, a Serves lamp in green and gold with shade to match, is one of an endless variety. Commode In vogue today — so much so that whole homes are being furnished in this period. This commode is typical of many interesting creations now in our show rooms. W. P. NELSON COMPANY (Established 1856) N. J. NELSON, Prcs. DRAKE HOTEL Tel. Whitehall 501 3 Chicago usual in a notice. Not in order of their appearance or their importance — Harlan Briggs — a master in roles de picting pompous asses. Best remem bered for his Sheriff in The Front Page, he is here a small town banker and King of the Rotarians, engaged to a flapper and supporting her entire family in one way or another. The flapper is — Mildred McCoy — a sweet, blue-eyed child whose roguishness and tendency to smile too often suit the role of a tank-town girl. Finding her engage ment hard to break, she takes a cue from the mishaps of the Swedish slavey and pretends to be enceinte, so she may marry — Joseph Striker — the least interesting member of the company as a juvenile go-getter, who can not stand the gaff of competing with his boss. Naturally, he is among those accused by — George Walcott — very good as the half-baked brother who has the dubi ous honor of being the only actual father in the story. He is saved from a mesalliance by — Sidney Toler— grand as the iceman with a face like a Chinese image, walk of jerky swagger and voice as tough as a side of shoe leather. He is induced to take the wee-bit pregnant servant off the family's hands by- Minor Watson — who could improve his portrayal of the family lawyer and handy-man only by making fewer faces. Otherwise, his deep voice, attractively rugged personality and breezy comedy method are right as can be. He marries the girl after fixing everything, includ ing the domestic difficulties of — Olga Krolow and Porter Hall — risi ble as a couple of quarreling young- marrieds. He is an incompetent, chin- less and futile; she an acidy nagger and daughter of — Helen Lowell — a veteran who knows her trade. She plays the aunt of the ingenue, innocently supplies many of the double entendres and has troubles in addition to — Leila Bennett — the new maid, a per fect dead-pan who makes amusing hash of the English language. It's a Wise Child piles laughs on so fast that you can always catch another even if you missed the last one. When the Dust Cleared THE Goodman opening attracted the best looking first-night crowd of the season. As a welcome-mat a new oriental rug has been laid in the foyer. Flashlights boomed and flowers nodded their welcomes. The program, as yet lean of advertising, now con forms with the entre-act literature of the commercial theaters. A general at mosphere of snap and spruceness has come in with the new regime. Hubert Osborne picked shrewdly when he chose The Firebrand to in augurate his first season. The play is charming — an ironical treatment of sex in the Decameron manner, refreshing after the literal biology we have been enduring. It tells of an episode in the life of Benvenuto Cellini, a racy yarn of intrigue involving his model, Angela, and the Duke and Duchess of Flor ence. Rarely has a drama boasted so many kisses and such highly perfumed love oratory. A moment of supreme comedy is reached in the balcony scene of the second act. The set is breath taking in its loveliness and the situa tion richly ludicrous. Bedrooms of the Duke and Duchess are screened from one another by French doors to con ceal the sportive rulers in their respec tive rendezvous with Cellini and An gela. The hide-and-seek of the quar tette ends on a surprise so good that it would be a shame to give it away. Everyone interested in the Goodman must be primarily concerned with the recruits who are filling the places of the departed insurgents. Only Dario Shindell, cast as Cellini, has opportu nity broad enough for more than ten tative judgment. In his failure to come across the footlights into the affection of the audience we have the reason why the play does not score as it should. The role is fat as butter, and Mr. Shindell labors with perspiring vigor. But warmth of personality and quality of infectious humor are not in him. Benvenuto, braggart amorist and immortal artist, needs an actor of more certitude and power. Angela's mother is played with restrained and effective method by the new character woman, Patricia O'Hearn. William Brenton and Florence Williams are sincere, natural youngsters who should be useful as the season progresses. Of our old friends, Harry Mervis stands out as the best performance of the evening in his smart delineation of the mincing, coxcomb Duke. Mr. Mervis has a wide range of versatility. The virility of his acting in such plays as Kolpa\ and The Field God was as unforced as his effeminate Duke here is unaffected. Katherine Krug is a per fect picture of Angela, the dumb little will-o-the-wisp of love, and plays in THE CHICAGOAN 39 just the right key. More vivid per formances have been given by Ellen Root than the licentious Duchess, but she is sound in her work and a noble figure. Mr. Osborne has no reason to be dissatisfied with his first production. The settings are remarkably effective; the properties authentic; the acting generally good. A start has been made. With some strengthening of the com pany, the Goodman should pass to higher achievement. Sinister, These Chinese MILDLY melo, The Chinese Bun galow. It brings to the Stude baker sets like the ornamentation of old lacquer boxes, sibilant oriental hisses, creeping servants, white women in distress and swanky Britishers in polo pants. Walker Whiteside has played the polished, dangerous Chink so long that he has become a type-star. In this current orientalism he is grandly stoic, sauvely urbane and darkly men acing. But the story lacks wallop. The scene is the Malay Peninsula where Yuan Sing lives in Manchu splendor, married to a white wife and in love with his wife's sister. Two English brothers, Richard and Harold, live near by. The play is rife with consanguinity. Mrs. Sing says, "You don't understand. I've been so lonely." The impulsive younger brother replies, "Let me take you away from all this." The dialogue is like that, the tried-and- true stuff of melodrama. For his in discretion Harold comes into off-stage contact with the poisoned claws of Sing's pet cat, Sybilla. This leaves Richard as the sole defense of white womanhood for miles around. A Medici touch marks the climax. The Chinaman, sporting to the end, offers his rival a fifty-fifty chance on two drinks of champagne. One goblet is poisoned. 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PHILADELPHIA MILAN . LONDON • PARIS . CANNES . TORONTO 40 TWECMICAGOAN I I mmm ^ L IN Lv. r\ THE SMART RESIDENCE OF CHICAGO Seneca apartments have been Carefully planned and proportioned. Every thought and consideration Has been given to those particulars which make a home of comfort . . . Luxury and happiness. Discrimination in selection of guests Has produced an atmosphere Of quiet dignity and refinement. The Seneca is distinctly established As the family residence of Chicago. TWO HUNDRED EAST CHESTNUT THE CINEMA "For Adults Only" By WILLIAM K. WEAVER preferred families IT wouldn't be so bad, this for-adults- only business, if the pictures were only for adults. Regrettably, most of them are adult only in mention of adult interests, often as not by juvenile play ers and almost invariably in connection and application inconceivably impor tant to mature listeners. It might not be so annoying, either, if the label were affixed in a manner befitting its intended significance (it is intended as legal guard against stray visitation by children) but its flaming phraseology and prominent placement is rapidly becoming a warning to civil ised playgoers. I, for one, enter the cinema flaunting "Adults Only — By Censor's Decree" with full expectation of finding a very unsatisfactory enter tainment; in fact I enter such a cinema at all only because the columns of this department cry for filling. Nor would it all be such a nuisance if there were, in the motive back of the label, justification for the resultant con fusion. If it were true that the 1930 harvest of Hays-approved pictures could tend to destroy the moral fibre of children daily exposed to prohibition and Chicago newspapers, not to men tion the book stalls, a case might be made for the censors who set apart those entertainments which they are pleased to believe would be injurious to themselves if they were still the vir tuous lads and lassies they profess to believe they used to be. As a matter of fact, I have yet to witness an enter tainment marked "for adults only" that contains a single line capable of sully ing the serene innocence of anyone old enough or intelligent enough to com prehend its significance. It boils down to a succession of delusions, beginning with the censor's fond theory that he can keep children from a given play by labeling it "don't touch," continuing with the cinema manager's ridiculous belief that pseudo- sensationalism can be profitably whole saled in America, and ending with the complete confusion of the playgoer. Which, since there's nothing to be done about it so far as I can see, brings us back to the original declaration that it wouldn't be so bad if the pictures were only for adults. Possibly the way out is to make them that way. THERE are, in my simple scheme, two kinds of successful acting, the kind wherein the actor makes you for get that he is one and the kind in which the actor permits you neither to forget nor care. Both, I presume, come under the general heading of artistry, and either undoubtedly can be argued purer than the other in case one cares for that kind of table talk. For my part, I like best at any given moment the kind I've most recently witnessed, and at this moment, having but now come from The Girl of the Golden West, I prefer the second kind. It is this kind of acting that golden Ann Harding furnishes and I am pretty sure that no amount of the other kind would do for this picture. Miss Harding's acting makes it fine entertainment. The Girl of the Golden West is an other of those historic stage successes that just doesn't translate. Trig and trim enough on the three-sided ros trum, it rolls off the flat screen like a blob of wet putty. Incidents credible enough behind footlights crack up and fall apart in the natural settings. Dia logue significant when punctuated by curtain drops doesn't maintain itself in continuous delivery. And a climax that gave that satisfied feeling at cur tain time in the old days is just an other one of those things in the new. More glory, then, to Ann Harding, who begins acting at the moment of her entrance and never for a moment ceases to act, and to be quite em phatically Ann Harding, actress, until it's over. She very wisely dominates the play by making her performance by far the best thing in it. The plot slips and stumbles by unnoticed, James Rennie plods through an astoundingly bad performance in support, and the thing remembered at the finish is a swell job of acting turned in by an actress named Ann Harding. She, with or without The Girl of the Gol den West, is worth going to see. The Last Tough Break THE late Milton Sills' succession of tough breaks — no need to enume rate them now— was complete enough without The Sea Wolf. Or, if that TI4ECWICAG0AN 41 had to be added, certainly the actor's lot would have been bad enough with out the posthumous indignity of the picture's local treatment. They've done to Chicago prints of The Sea Wolf everything they've ever done to any, except burn it, which would have been kinder. It's cut, as to length and de tail, and it's silenced every now and then in the portions that remain. It may have been a pretty bad thing, quite probably was, but what they've left is immeasurably worse. Be con siderate enough of Sills and Jack Lon don, both good boys in their way and their time, not to look at The Sea "Wolf. T'his Man Chevalier WHAT was The Little Cafe is now The Playboy of Paris and, since the playboy is Maurice Chevalier, well worth the while. It is, you re call, a merry little yarn about a waiter, and you may also recall that Chevalier is supposed to have learned all there is to learn about waiting in that dear old Paris before he learned other and more profitable arts. Be this true or not, he is in this light pastime no less the en tertainer and no less the artist than in the more substantial and opulent ve hicles that have gone before. It be comes steadily clearer that Chevalier really doesn't need a play anyway. This time he sings somewhat less than usual, but this time he has a bet ter supporting cast, each of the mem bers getting ample opportunity to do himself good by appearing in the Chevalier shadow. Yet this time, as before, it is Chevalier who makes the time worth spending and the hour seem short. Of course you'll see him. zAnd, Then, Too — OTHER exposures of the week were East Is West, Scotland Yard and Top Speed. As to these — East Is West, locally restricted to adult consumption, ought to be re stricted to octenegarians . . . it's the kind of thing that was hot under Garfield. Scotland Yard, wherein Edmund Lowe wears two faces and identities, is about as entertaining as a major op eration . . . although not a bad ad for Dr. Schierson. Top Speed, the current alibi for Joe E. Brown, isn't that fast ... the cen sors enforce a silence rule on what must have been, since none are left, the good gags. QOiili Qfah "OFF the FACE 5? All eyes are turned "ON the FACE" /fTYNE cannot afford to look anything but young and ex- \_J ceedingly lovely every minute of the time, in this year of "face." The new hats, with their shallow crowns, are worn far hack on the head, only a sing'le hair is permitted to furnish a flattering touch to the forehead. The face is the thing — and it must he flawlessly fresh — free of fatigue lines — always. Before you buy your new hat, visit the Elizabeth Arden Salons, and have an expertly trained attendant give you one of Miss Arden's famous face treatments. Your shin will he thoroughly cleansed — and that is so important. Every line of worry, age or fatigue will he carefully erased. If there is a sign of "cre{>ey-ness" in your chin, it will disappear. Skin blemishes have no place in this era of elegance. After the treat ment your face will glow thrillingly with new vitality and loveliness. Then you will be ready to buy that new off-the- face hat and face the world with the poise of the "bien soigne'e." For an appointment at the hour you prefer- please telephone Superior 6QS2 ELIZABETH ARDEN CHICAGO: 70 EAST WALTON PLACE NEW YORK - PARIS - LONDON - BERLIN - ROME - MADRID © Elizabeth Arden, 1930 42 TUE 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. MARCH OF THE HOURS Castle NBC — Programs — Performers By ALION HARTLEY THE difficulty with a visit to the studios of the National Broadcast ing Chain in the Merchandise Mart is that conversation about it afterward sounds like publicity — inadvertent or otherwise. NBC in Chicago deals with superlatives. Studio A is the largest in the world; the black-and-silver fit tings in the operating room are the very loveliest, if not the latest; the staff of two hundred artists, all of whom are expected to acquire a tan complexion in two or three weeks from the ultra violet lighting apparatus, is the most talented a beneficent and air-wise Heaven ever made. Even the feminine charm of the numerous secretaries and hostesses is perhaps more intense there per square inch than in any other given area. As a matter of fact, a lot of peo ple have done very well by themselves in the creation of what Ben Pratt, generous-souled publicity manager for the organisation, would call "radio's nerve center in the Middle West." Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White (not to exclude the Scandinavian, Chief Engineer Hansen), are responsi ble for things as they are; Gerard Chat- field, NBCs art director, for things as they seem. The entire result is a de cided enhancement to the nineteenth and twentieth floors of the MM, as leaseholders affectionately call it. Materially and visibly, NBC's new establishment is alluring enough, as any of the visitors who were ciceroned from a Pompeiian reception room into the mystic realms of microphones and Mr. Chatfield's decorative themes will be moved to tell you. But more than that, every detail is good Radio. NBC proves, perhaps, that Radio can at last be hailed as a prophet in its own coun try, rather than as the synthetic sort of thing it started out to be. A number of other arts contribute to it generously, but Radio has fused them into another entity which is itself. That, at least, is the way NBC (and every other re spectable outlet for programs) looks at the thing, and sooner or later anyone who connects himself with Radio dis covers it. The dramatist and musician, making first acquaintance with Radio ways and means, find themselves hard against a set of facts unduplicated on the stage or elsewhere. Radio, first of all, has no backstage. Nor has it a psychically tangible audience. And practically every program is a first night. These are the canons which NBC has appreciated, and which make Radio what it is. If the musician and dramatist don't understand them, or are unwilling to cope with them, they go back to the stage or the trombone, as the case may be. 'Programs THE orchestra of one Herbie Mints, broadcasting during the Radio Show at the Coliseum, accorded some few listeners an example of what bad orchestrations do when they reach the air. Mr. Mints's minstrels played simultaneously, but separately. One heard the violin, the saxophone, the drum, the piano, and something else, but the choir effect, invariably neces sary in orchestra broadcasts, was miss ing. Mr. Mints also forgot, appar ently, that banjos and tympana must always be subdued before a micro phone. Otherwise the banjo only rasps in the reception, and an insistent drum does no more than punctuate to dis traction. What goes particularly well on the air is a choir of reed instru ments, something a small band like Mints's rarely includes. But cornets, most pianos, and violins with E strings resembling aged divas, should one of these days find their way to the limbo that is no doubt provided for them. Radio orchestras (those playing popu lar music, at any rate) must watch for "covered tones," sounds with the edge rubbed off, and above all for fluency. Shrill and discrete particles of sound issuing from a perfectly innocuous speaker too often arise in the caprices of the maestro who leads his crew to the microphone despite the fact that he doesn't understand the first requirement of good Radio orchestration. Wayne King, whose music has been released over KYW for more than three years, is by chance or intention one of the occasional leaders who do understand Radio exactly. He handles his orchestrations with a kind of liquid gentleness peculiarly adapted to broad casting. Fortunately for the Pure Oil program, of which he is the feature, Mr. King has aversions to what he calls "sexual" music — the garish sort of hoop-la that titillates the umbilicus in T14E CHICAGOAN 43 manner Pennington. Radio rarely deals kindly with such music. Mr. King is willing to admit that he avoids it for spiritual and moral reasons, but its impropriety on the air, what with the way a transmitter will accentuate the nasality and edge of the brasses, has been decided by the man who lis tens to it at home. Wayne and KYW have managed certain nice points of broadcasting tech- nic with finesse. First of all KYWs announcer, George Stewart, is blessed with a voice precisely suited to the music. Another announcer, good in his own way, but with a voice less deep and soft, might not do as well. King's solo instruments, furthermore, playing very softly and close to the microphone, come through the -air pleasantly sub dued and properly related to the back ground of other instruments. They stand out not boldly, but in bas-relief. And vocal choruses, thank Heaven, are handled by someone with a voice suf ficiently virile to offset the Honeybaby- How-I-Love-You lyrics of some popular songs. From the radio standpoint, it's one of the most satisfactory dance or chestra concerts on the air. Whether you like that kind of music or not is another matter. LOWELL THOMAS, the gentleman — who speaks of many things on the Literary Digest's current events pro gram, released through WMAQ, says his little piece each evening with effect. There are better voices on the air, but his subject matter is live enough to cover up any defects of execution. His absurdly logical way of making transi tions from the party next door to Herr Hitler or the twenty-second page of the Digest is distinctly appealing. He gets around to his advertising, too, without a jar, which is in itself an accomplish ment. There has been considerable argu ment lately concerning his broadcast ing merits and those of his predecessor, Floyd Gibbons, who in a much decel erated fashion now speaks for General Electric on the wonders of invention. Gibbons at high speed was a caution; you may not have understood him, but his dynamic way of expressing himself was fascinating. Thomas conserves his breath and covers less territory, but he is easier on the nerves. |"HIS Sunday evening program * business is going to be a problem. Most stations evidently believe that or- **2t K^yridimalifi; iv it 1 1 iscvimination it lo shun the banal — yet escape the bizarre — that is the rare achievement. 1 Ke luxurious settings, so characteristic ol Carlin boudoirs, are now available lor every room in the home. w nether you seek just one authentic |)iece, or a complete decorative £>lan ior your interior, you will find expert guidance and exquisite furnishings at the Chicago Carlin Shof>. nc. 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WEST INDIES— 12 to 19 days— Port au Prince, Kingston, Vera Crus, Ha- vanna, Nassau, Bermuda. Lapland and Britannic. $123.50 up. Only cruises to visit Mexico. Address your inquiry for descriptive literature and for the booklet, "Watch Your Husband," to Desk H, /^STN I. M. M. Co., No. 1 Broad- i™?,,), way, New York City. \MM/ WHITE STAR LINE RED STAR LINE INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE CO. 30 Principal Offices in the United States and Canada. Authorized Agents Everywhere. chestral music only is suited to the dig nity of the day, and while they may be correct in the conviction, it is extremely irritating to find them all playing the same composition at the same moment. Every Sunday witnesses a revival of Herbert, the Second Hungarian Rhaps ody, and the overture from William Tell, not to speak of certain efforts of Tschaikowsky, Brahms, Schumann, and Irving Berlin. When you can spin the dials from one station to another and catch the strains of the 'Hutcrac\er Suite issuing from each, be sure that it is time for the various musical di rectors to get together on Saturday night, at the latest, and do something about it. Studio orchestras fall into a kind of trance about four o'clock on Sunday afternoons; a slow, narcotic feeling steals over them, and they go and play selections from The Fortune Teller. Not that there is anything in herently wrong in playing these com positions; only, they ought to be dis tributed more equitably through the week, not concentrated on one day's program. Performers AL JOLSON will attest the fact that i even the most seasoned of stage veterans are subject to "mike-fright." Jolsons1 first radio performance was on the flood-relief program, for which he shared headlines with Herbert Hoover. During the hour preceding the time he was to go on, Al paced up and down NBC's New York studios like a nerv ous cat. When he finally did come face to face with the microphone, he gasped once or twice and let go in a rush, hardly sure of what he was say ing. Phil Baker has the same story to tell about his first night on the Stew art-Warner hour. For the first twenty seconds his throat was too tight to let out a word. What television may do to the movies is perhaps illustrated in the ex planation offered by Correll and Gos- den (our only national institution, Amos 'n' Andy) for their peculiar con duct immediately before they left for Hollywood. They rejected hundreds of lucrative invitations to appear at banquets; visitors in WMAQ's studios were not allowed to see them; they even used the back elevator to avoid publicity. The reason for their inac cessibility, said Andy, was that "we had to keep from meeting as many peo ple as possible, because a lot of our appeal on the screen lies in the fact that people are curious to see what we look like." Staunch members of the Anti-Amos 'n 'Andy Association, by the way, will be gratified to learn that in Cleveland the popularity of Bill Hays' prodigies was outvoted four to one by a local team, Gene and Glenn, in a feature called Ja\e and Lena. Gene and Glenn (who were at one time with WLS) come on at seven o'clock, and so strong is their hold that stations in Youngs- town and Akron, seventy miles away, can't sell seven o'clock time for love or money. Whether the Cleveland boys are any more worth while listen ing to, we are not prepared to say. No more about Amos 'n' Andy ex cept this story about The Perfect Song, the melody that introduces them each night. It was originally written as a theme-song for The Birth of a Nation, and when the picture was tucked away in the files to await another revival, the song went with it. One day Pepso- dent officials, ransacking Harm's in search of a suitable theme, found it, played it, and adopted it. The writers they granted full royalties from its sale, such as it would be, stipulating only that the word Pepsodent be found somewhere on each copy. Everything turned out very beautifully, partly, no doubt, because the tune is just made to fit lyrics resembling these : Amos V Andy, Gee, I thin\ you're dandy, How I love my Amos, And my Andy, too . . . Personalties SOMETHING about Radio people: Henri Gendron was once a mem ber of the Boston Symphony ... so was Leo Reisman, now of the Park Central Casino, who played first fid dle .. . Watler Calboth, inter-collegi ate diving champion from Northwest ern, is WGN's Harold Teen ... for that matter, Carleton Coon was an Ail- American tackle . . . Lester Luther, di rector of dramatics at WENR, is re membered from the Goodman; . . • Cincinnati has a radio team called Salt and Peanuts . . . they play nothing but the ukelele, the jews harp, and the jug . . . Miss Bernadine Hayes, "America's Most Beautiful Radio Artist," was so chosen by a committee including Mc Clelland Barclay, noted mathematician ... she thinks that titles are temporary, but Art eternal . . . Howard Vincent O'Brien, on WMAQ's Man Behind the Headline, called James Weber Linn an author, something Mr. Linn himself TUQ CHICAGOAN 45 •denies . . . NBC has a locomotive whistle and bell outside the studios on the Merchandise Mart roof ... it re produces exactly Great Northern rail way noises for the Empire Builders program . . . interesting, because most of the effects you hear on many sta tions are phonograph records. Vox Paucorum A Department of Minority Opinion Punch and judy : A lovely theater and finely dedicated to better films for better people but it is to be sin cerely regretted that it has so soon yielded to hoi polloi by adopting the continuous performance, unreserved- seat idea replacing its former estimable policy.— E. M. S. Whoopee: Three cheers for Eddie Cantor and Ziegfeld's beauties, one for the laugh and the other for the look.— M. G. DOLLAR BOOKS AND EXTRA BOOKSHOP SALES : Literature, like good music, will, despite the efforts of popular edu cation, never be a favorite of the masses; reducing books to their price level is culturally and economically unsound. As for expecting grocers and cigar-clerks to be able to retail and recommend books — it is to laugh. — E. M. S. YOUR DRAYMAH CRITIC: Might a poor, insignificant reader whisper a word of praise for the increasing merit of your Mr. Boyden? But he is improving. — S. T. R. Greta garbo: Seems to me one of your readers in a recent issue knocked the arms and throaty voice of the Great Garbo! Well — tastes differ, of course — but that's the first of its kind that has come my way! — M. T. S. 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DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN BOOKS The Private Life of Philippa By SUSAN W I LB UK HAVE you ever read Henry James' What Maisie Knew? Well, I haven't either. But if we had, we could probably spend a most profitable half hour comparing Anne Douglas Sedgwick's new novel Philippa. Maisie knew just what was going on in the minds of her elders. And it made a tragedy. Philippa not only knows but gives it to them straight from the shoulder. And it makes a private life of Helen of Troy. . . On general matters she is wise with a twentieth century wisdom. The parent, she says, is always wrong: that is the advantage of being a child. The babies who make committee work for her mother ought to have been controlled in the first place: though she admits there might be trouble knowing where to begin as they seem to hit even the unmarried among the committee's incumbents. As to jass, it is undoubtedly better than classical music. Better particularly than Bee' thoven, who is continually expressing emotions that would be thought bad form in everyday life, and moods that would be thought a bore. Her insight into these general mat' ters is as nothing, however, to what happens when she is confronted by the fact of her father sitting in the front row with a really well dressed woman. Which, as she explains to her mother, her mother isn't. What follows is a good old fashioned triangle turned by the presence of Philippa into a newfashioned square. The Cupboard's Skeleton AND did you read Hugh Walpole's ^ Hans Frost last year? If you did, you may get a little extra fun out of Somerset Maugham's new novel. If not, you will get enough fun anyway. Ca\es and Ale: Or the Skeleton in the Cupboard is a study of literary temperaments in present day London. And of literary politics. The central figure, Edward Driffield, is, like Hans Frost, the grand old man of English letters. And if you are well up on literary biography and know that Thomas Hardy has a second wife who took excellent care of him you will know at once who is meant. And incidentally, you will be wrong. Drif- field is also Masefield, Conrad, and W. H. Hudson. And even compositely he doesn't make a clear case. None of the four ever had the felicity of being married to a barmaid. If on the other hand you recognize the younger novel' ist, Alroy Kear, as someone who has visited often in Chicago, nay lectured here, you will probably be right. But malicious recognitions are not the only joy. It's not a half 'bad story that the second wife and the biograph' ers unexpectedly dig up : this about the big'hearted Rosie under whose aegis he did his best work, and who when she had got him successful at once eloped with someone who had ceased to be successful. It is also a three-bagger at literary biography in general. At such things as leaving Adah Isaacs Menken out of a life of Swinburne for instance. For, needless to say, after having unearthed Rosie full length, the biographers are unanimous that she really doesn't be long in the life of a grand old man. Reform Capone THERE have been a number of books lately that made me feel I ought to do something about it. The only question was what. I have tried voting. I have also tried doing with' out a bootlegger. But now it is all perfectly plain. In Chicago Surren ders, Edward Dean Sullivan puts it into dollars and cents. So put it comes to this: what can a few honest men, or even a lot of them, do against thirty millions a week. Even Frank J. Loesch, it seems, had an aide who turned out to be on Zuta's books. No, there is only one way. To re form Al Capone himself. Partly by analogy with the old fashioned temper ance lecturers. Reformed drunkards all of them. Caught, preferably, dur ing an attack of delirium tremens. And Capone's bodyguard is an index to fears that are no hallucination. Partly because he's the man with the thirty million. He could start out on Chi cago. That would put him in trim for the four big cities that Mr. Sullivan says are worse than Chicago. Clean ing up the rest of the country would THE CHICAGOAN 47 then be no more than a pastime for old age. Once he started, the thirty million a week would of course stop rolling in. Then gradually the rest of us would have a chance to carry on. That is unless, instead of just stopping, they started rolling into the next man's pockets. MICHAEL OSSORGIN'S book, Quiet Street, makes one know now the Russian revolution would have seemed to a person more or less like oneself. Beginning, of course, with the war, all one's dancing friends either killed outright, or living on with their arms and legs gone— Mr. Ossorgin has a pretty way of referring to such an unfortunate as The Trunk. But it is also a book which gives one a new re spect for one's library shelves. Houses may be taken over, grand pianos may be hauled off, but books are apparently not needed for government purposes, and as long as the story lasts the old bird professor has as much of an in come as he can carry to the second hand dealer in his brief case. It is also a book which will be of great use to parents who have trouble getting their children to practice. In those days even money wouldn't always buy bread. But as sure as sixteen-year-old Natasha went out to play for a workingmen's club he would come back with a bagful. THERE are those who consider Ed gar Lee Masters' Doomsday Boo\ a great poem. John Cowper Powys among them, I believe. And from what they say I am inclined to think that they are right. However, from some viewpoints it would probably be better if Mr. Masters had stopped with Spoon River Anthology. Not really stopped of course. He could have spent the years in between working on Lichee 7<[uts. This new volume con sists, like Spoon River, of short lengths, some satirical, some poetical. With a few years of spade work it might have been the book of the autumn. Might in fact have gone down in history as a counterpart to the Persian Letters of Montesquieux. It is amusing to contemplate a Chinese giving an American girl two pairs of pure silk stockings and having her exchange them for three of silk and lisle. But if Mr. Masters had studied Chinese or had noticed exactly what parts of a sen tence a Chinese leaves out when talk ing English and had then left them out not sometimes but always it would have been even more amusing. HAMBUKG- AMEWCAN on the , S O L U T E "Queen of Cruising Steamships" Sailing Eastward from New York, January 6, 1931, thereby arriving in each country visited at the ideal time. *" . 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Far be it from me to speak harshly of all the Town's hair salons. You have read in these columns of some of the choice spirits who know how to make hair really a lovely frame for the face, but there aren't enough of them for the hundreds and hundreds who need new hair to go with their new dresses and new personalities. So I streaked rapidly down to 900 Michi gan when I heard that the Dorothy Gray people had added a hair salon to their establishment. And I came, saw, and was waved. Here they have ideas. The salon is directed by Monsieur Semon who came on from New York to see that every thing is just so, and who remains in close touch and active supervision of the Chicago branch as well as of his noted eastern shop. Semon has long been recognized as one of the leading men in his field chiefly because he, like Antoine and Emile, has ideas. The men he trains are not trained to give a standard wave or haircut but to study the individual and do something differ ent for each one. They do it, too. The sketches on this page are only two of half a dozen different styles I saw actually achieved on different people, and then Semon reached up his sleeve and produced still another when my turn came. THE general trend, of course, is towards a softer, more flattering and feminine hairdress. Large, loose waves and tiny curls, soft little knots or a cascade of curls for the debutante's evening are going to make it a devastat ing winter. While nearly everyone has forsaken the very short bob, few are hankering for extremely long hair. There isn't any sense in it and wads of hair simply can't be squeezed under the flip little hats of the season. A long- ish bob, or shoulder length hair is the foundation for nearly every smart head. Of course, by its very rarity, the well- dressed short head becomes distin guished. Semon did one gorgeous iron gray bob with the part slanted full- length all the way down the back to the nape of the neck and slightly curled at the sides in front. They have a knack about permanent waving here, too. The system is a new one which requires no painful tying and takes much less time than the older tortuous methods. When you emerge from under the Medusa contraption you have a soft, lustrous head of hair with waves that can be pushed easily into place but are not dry and kinky. The nicest feature of it all to me is that they actually instruct the client in the waving and dressing process so that you won't have to be dashing back every week for a lengthy siege of set ting and drying. Except for very un usual occasions anyone should be able co do her own waves and curls quite easily, after a thorough demonstration here. If that's not a blessing in these times of perilous finance, I don't know husbands. IF you haven't yet achieved the longer hair or intend to cling to the bob, except for evenings, you should see the new gadgets that Loeber is offering at his south State Street shop. These are the little waved pieces to be tacked on in back for evening wear, with a differ ence. They are lovely in color and im ported from France and they have tiny Fur the Debutante, by Semon TUECI4ICAG0AN Curls for Growing J lair — Semon springs which fasten them so firmly to the shorn head that no amount of tap- dancing can jar them loose. Speaking of waving your own hair (we were, you know, a few paragraphs back), you should ask your hairdresser to demonstrate that new wave fluid or get yourself a bottle at Field's, Carson's or divers other places. It's La Gerar- dine, very thin and delicately scented, and not at all related to the thick messes that are poured on our innocent heads by some finger-wavers. This is primarily intended to produce a perma nent natural wave and arouses confi dence because they promise no miracles. The instructions that come with your lotion give very explicit directions for the daily, faithful care that is necessary to train a wave into the hair. Brush ing, massaging and then a bit of La Gerardine, with pictures to show just how to shape the wave and set it by your lonely. It's interesting, and the one treatment I had at the New York salon of La Gerardine certainly pro duced a grand, soft wave without any excessive jerking and only a few min utes under the dryer. Another trick you might ask your hairdresser for is Houbigant's Finishing Lotion, of which we wrote some time back, but it won't hurt to remind you. This is famous in Europe and is also a lovely clear fluid, not in the least sticky, and delicately perfumed with fine Houbigant scents. The treatment is given after a shampoo to make the hair soft and lustrous and easily man aged, and this too does things to that old dabbil dryer. It is not a waving lotion but it's all you need to set perma nently waved or naturally curly hair. To straight hair it imparts a gorgeous silky sheen that is too slick for words. HARDING'S Colonial Room 21 So. Wabash Just South of Madison There is something about Harding's Colo nial Room that is differ ent. The Food! The Service! The Surround ings ! — all combine to make Harding's a res taurant that is truly above the ordinary. Join us today for luncheon, afternoon tea or dinner and see how much like home a restaurant can really be. 'AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION 1p} «* Infinitely ? ? ? Greater Value At tiii-: Dkaki: you will enjoy spacious quarters . . . beautifully furnished. A dining service internationally famous ... a quiet . . . restful location . . . and convenient to all Loop activities. Rates begin at $j per day. Permanent Suites at Special Discounts. THE DRAKE HCTEL, CHICAGO Under Blackstone Management 50 TUECUICAGOAN Music Remains the Fashion Long ago before Quar ter Backs were con cerned with football-by-air, it was their crowning hope to be carried off a victorious field 'mid the blaring ' 'Boola Boola" of the brasses that were neatly inscribed -LYON & HEALY. MUSIC The Coolidge Era By ROBERT POLLAK MY first duty, in recording the late Coolidge Festival of Chamber Music, is to thank the hostess. Cer tainly we have never before had quite such a week around here; and we can not help admiring such an astonishing example of enlightened patronage. The audience — and this may be a little ex ceptional, too — was worthy of what it received. Whoever picked it looked for the members of the community who owned an honest enthusiasm for fine interpreters and fine composition. It conducted itself reticently enough, but its rapt attention to the proceedings was obvious and sincere. The festival participants maintained a marvelous level of excellence. These players and singers, many of whom were strangers in Chicago, revealed an objectivity too rarely found on the pro fessional concert stage. They were here to make music, not to intrude the customary airs and graces of the vir tuoso. And, curiously enough, al though the designer of the festival pro grams did his or her best to assemble a vital selection of contemporary musics, it is the impersonal beauty of the performance that sticks most ten aciously in my memory. Certainly no composer appeared to shake the pres tige of Wagner, the last Titan; nor any seriously to disturb the hierarchy of our modern saints, Ravel, say, or Stravinsky. Old acquaintances like Hindemith and Piwetti displayed their usual facility and energy. But still older ones, like Bach and Monteverdi, ruled with serene ease. It is the new players and the new music, however, that deserve the most careful report. And here I go. Sunday Night THE Festival opens coldly. D'Arch- ambeau, ex-Flonsalean, plays the Bach Fourth Suite for unaccompanied cello, an ungrateful work to hurl at an audience still preoccupied with itself. Barrere and Liegl follow in ten minutes of vaudeville, the Hindemith Sonatina in Canon Form for two flutes. The players gasp, smile; the audience laughs out loud. HindemitrTs cheery disson ances have broken the ice. William Kroll and Emma Lubbecke-Job play the Third Bach Sonata for violin and piano with an austere intelligence. I wish that the lady had used the harpsichord. The piano sounds so tubby and lustless sometimes in Bach ensemble. The first intermission arrives and the audience learns to its pain that, no matter how cold the weather, it must go outside the Field Museum to smoke. Then the initial high spot, Hinde- mith's Die Serenaden, a cantata of un related romantic songs for soprano, oboe, viola, and cello. The artists, Madame Averino, and Vieland, Honore and Benditsky. The lady sings accur ately and calmly into the atonal bitter' ness of the first song as if she were the fourth instrument of the quartet. In succeeding episodes she joins with a lonely oboe or cello. Then the three instruments link the lieder with sombre interludes. Die Serenaden fades as the singer intones a placid love-song over a moving figure in the viola. It is only because of the composer's atonal habits that we are falsely led to suspect sar casm in the score of the cantata. On the contrary, and for the first time in my experience, he seems rid of his pas sion for complex counterpoint and charged with good old fashioned emotion. Hindemith places again with honors at the end of the program. A free concerto for horns, harps and solo piano. Kortschak conducts a chamber orchestra and Madame Lubbecke-Job presides at the Flugel. This work seems more characteristic, full of vigor ous motives and contrapuntal through out. The color of piano and horns, with the former functioning as a brih liant percussive machine, is very excit ing. A long colloquy between harps and piano (the third movement) is not. <iMonday Afternoon THE Brosa Quartet of London starts the concert with the Bee thoven Quartet in C Sharp Minor, one of the mighty works of his final period. The Brosas are young and personable. Their names are strange to Chicago, but they establish themselves instantly as a superior and exacting foursome. For us who are used to the bounding elan of the Gordons their reading of the Beethoven seems a little distant, a little too delicate and restrained. But their TI4ECUICAG0AN 51 ensemble is unfaltering and their wis dom patent. Leonard Rubens and Anthony Pini, cellist and violist of the quartet, join with Harriet Cohen, pianiste, in the projection of the Bridge Trio. Frank Bridge, in this work, has come a long way from the early quintet or even Sir Roger de Coverley. He has thrown off the bonds of a rather scrupulous and studious orthodoxy and written into the Trio music that is cold and clear, with a "healthy, out-of-door sweep. The scherzo movement is elfin and chilly. The smell of wind and water is in it. To my mind it ranks with the Hinde mith cantata as the most original mod ern goods in the repertoire of the Festival. The Bax Legend for viola and piano, although ear-marked as a "first Ameri can performance," is not representative of the Englishman's best work. It is suffused with his usual Celtic gloom, but through it ring the irritating cadences that we have learned to avoid since Wieniawski. Bax is prob ably the most disappointing of all con temporaries. He has a diabolical facility for composition and a grandly poetic nature. Yet he never discovers himself. He uses almost every device of twentieth century composition, but in every manifestation he sounds like a different personality. The Legend falls to Rubens and Miss Cohen, who give it an eloquent reading. The Brosas finish the program with Szanto's Choreographic Suite, a set of miniature ballet pieces constructed on the theory that he who writes a com monplace melody over a dissonant base will live to be called significant — or something. Tuesday Night ALL-ITALIAN evening. The open ly er, Malipiero's Ritrovari, a suc cession of incidents for eleven instru ments, brass, wind, and string. Ten years ago Malipiero was the white hope of the new symphonic movement in Italy. The Pause dei silenzio and the sette canzoni justified his defend ers. The war left him with certain spiritual scars that appeared in these distraught and morbidly beautiful com positions. But if Ritrovari is to be considered as indicative of his pres ent direction I cannot help voicing a keen disappointment. This work dawdles sadly along through four sec tions and terminates, like a glorified barrel-organ, in sinister revelry. 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Ask your travel agency, railroad agent or: Matson Line 140 So. DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO Tel. RANdolph 8344 52 TWECWICAGOAN rile*™ Jt^ AVENUE fVANSTON'IUJNOIS Announce the Opening of Their Town 5h°P At 900 Nor^ l^liehlgar^ wrote, and wrote more convincingly, into Petrouch\a. The rest of the evening goes prin cipally to Madame Averino, who stands, I should say, as the particular sensation of the Festival. She sings first, three songs of Ildebrando Pizzetti, for soprano and string quartet, based on Italian folk poems. Each one is a drama in little, like so many of Mah ler's settings from Die Knaben Wun- dernhorn. The music, finely wrought as usual, follows the dramatic intensity of the text, and it is shot through with the type of sturdy folk motive that so often comes from the head of the com poser rather than from any national sources. The house loses its gravity after this group; it cheers for the so prano and for the Brosa Quartet. Thursday Night sounds a fanfare for Mrs. Coolidge who is persuaded to bow from the stage. The audience arises in spon- taneous homage. In the neighboring halls of the museum a dinosaur stirs restlessly. Opera Opens — INSTEAD of the customary war- horse the initial gala audience of the Chicivop was presented with four acts of lust and blood, Lorenzaccio, a tragedy based on the murder of Alex andre de Medici by his cousin, Lorenzo. As is so often the case when a name part falls to Vanni-Marcoux, the work classifies as a medium for his superb histrionism and not much else. He re turns to us at the top of his gait as an actor in a role that the John Barry more of pre-Hollywood days would have gloried in; and, for sheer splen' dor of performance, this Marcoux ranks with any Barrymore. It is a pity that his voice is no longer as fresh as it was fifteen years ago. But it is con siderably more mellow than it was last season. Not once did he lapse into the tremolo that used to mar his vocal' ism in the past. And any occasional flaw in the upper registers must be for gotten in the realization of his mag nificence as a singing actor. The score of Lorenzaccio, by Ernest Moret, a disciple of Massenet, is frankly dedicated to the purposes of high drama. Through it rumble many too familiar cadences. One capable theme is ground out ad nauseam until you dread hearing it again. But, by and large, the Frenchman has created a satisfactory harmonic framework for a libretto lifted, almost word for word, from the sonorous verse of De Musset. The music was written ten years ago for Marcoux, and De Musset might have written his play for him. The eloquence of his characterize tion as the Hamlet-like, brooding Flor entine did not overshadow the debut of Jean Vieuille, bowing to Chicago as a baritone in the French wing. Nor did it hide some excellent singing on the part of Sharnova, who appeared to good advantage in her single scene, after overcoming early nervousness. Hackett, as the Duke, turned in a faulty performance vocally, one marked with frequent uncertainty of intona' tion. Dr. Cooper conducted with the requisite intelligence. If he only didn't look like a combination of Damrosch and Stransky — two of my specific aver sions. Suite 211 Chicago "Feminine Accessories" California Products, Inc. 307 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago THE Gordon String Quartet, the new one, advances on its home grounds to loud huzzas. It settles first into a spirited reading of David Stanley Smith's Quartet in E flat. The musical dean of Yale reveals his wonted orthodoxy and his sound and often imaginative treatment of the quartet form. Although he never in vades unexplored harmonic territory, he fashions, in this instance, a scherzo movement with sudden pizzicato ef fects and a strange far-eastern flavor. The finale, running along in more or dinary frrooves, is marked bv an ener getic folk theme against a drone base. The Gordons play marvellously. Salzedo conducts, as a guest, his own Preamhule et Jeux for principal harp and assorted instruments. We are happy to see this prince of musicians again and listen to his soothing con coction, scored capably, but in a man ner by now too familiar. After the intermission the Gordons return to give a sublime version of Mozart's F major Quartet. The cloying perfumes of the whole tone scale are blown away by a gleeful wind. But Mozart does not conclude the Festival. There is much bustling about on the stage as place is made for a symphony orchestra of sixty which Dr. Stock leads through Con' rad Beck's Concerto for String Quar tet and Orchestra, This new work, brutally rhythmic and square, highly involved as to counterpoint, blasts its way along through four effective move ments. There are no footnotes on Beck, but he sounds like one of the voung Germans. His harsh coda ends this great Festival. The orchestra H4E CHICAGOAN 53 Ho-hum what' s new! ii:i-ii^j CRUISES as the Duchess of Bedford does them! There's a great thrill in spending the same old dollars and getting a month of brand new delights ! Trails of the Buccaneers, through Trinidad, Venezuela, Jamaica . . . up-to-the-minute resort recreations in Havana, Nassau, Bermuda— these are the joys of the Duchess of Bedford's two superb Cruises. From New York Jan. 9 and Feb. 11. Profusely illustrated booklets of these West Indies Cruises will be sent to you gladly by your local agent or E. A. KENNEY, Steamship General Agent, 71 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, III. Telephone Wabash 1904 WUHum HHhAimr tuavi-l c,vJtfm Carry Canadian Pacific Express Travellers Cheques — Good the World Over What's a I Chicagoan to Do at EL MIRADOR Well, what do you like, ¦ ¦ ¦ Nature? Lots of it... untouched, untainted. Desert? One of the biggest out-of-doors. Riding? Just your idea in a horse. Golf? Try our tricky seventh. > Bathing? A pool as big as all outdoors. Tennis? Championship courts. / Hiking? A two-mile-high mountain. ' Society? Plenty. Privacy? All you can use and nobody cares. Dancing? Nowdon't get us started on that. Cuisine? Eats that are an ecstacy. y^ Rest? Yes, sans ennui, sans ennervation. Comfort? Large, luxurious quarters. So route yourself via Palm Springs Junction and let us know when to meet you. (We'll send a booklet if you like.) Q ^^nthe — '//i t , > garden of the Sun \ y/m h ^LmiPADOfS PAim 5 PM hGS < A L I F O r\ H I A ^AMERICA'S FOREMOST DESERT RESORT IN QUOTES Beatrice Fairfax: It will depend on the type of boy and how fervently he has been pursued by girls to know what he would think if you began the correspondence. \M Ted Cook : Of course, I understand that, Mr. Hoover, but what do you think about it personally? Edgar A. Guest: The man who wins succeeds in spite of hopes that go astray, against the odds he's had to fight and trudge his uphill way. Thomas Beer: A profound shud' der swelled directly from his center and shook his shoulders inside the new tweed coat. Wi Dorothy Dix : Of course, marriage does bring with it burdens and responsibilities. Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.: A short putt, even as a long one, must be struck with a smooth, unhurried and confident stroke. ' ; ]|j W\ F. Scott Fitzgerald: They were in their twenties, and there was still a pleasant touch of bride and groom upon them. hSTK Dr. Morris Fishbein: In measles, the patient usually breaks out on the third or fourth day. Floyd Gibbons: About a hundred members of the Chamber of Commerce entered the room at ten o'clock. Richard Halliburton : I've tasted the finest coffees of the world. W\ Calvin Coolidge : It cannot be re' peated too often that the resources of the country are ample to meet all requirements. Elsie Janis: I am through with acting and I want everybody to know it. \M Arthur Brisbane: Let us not be downhearted. M AND Central America Tours Short, inexpensive, ideal winter journeys, with escort Eightcharmingexcursionsthrough Mexico of 20 days' duration; eight others throughMexico andCentral America of 38' days' duration. Mexico City, Pyramids, Orizaba, Guadalajara,Nogales,SanAntonio, New Orleans. Extensions to Cen tral America from Mazjatlan to Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Puerto Colombia, Havana, with escort. The most fascinating itineraries yet devised. Primitive Indian life, glimpses of history-haunted towns and the romance of old Spain all set in a perfect climate. First de' parture December 20th, and every two weeks thereafter. Write for booklet with interesting maps and illustrations, fully describing the tours, with exact rates from your city. American express Travel Department Chicago, 70 East Randolph St. Indianapolis, Ind., 259 So. Meridian St. Milwaukee, Wis., 457 East Water Street American Express Travelers Cheques Always Protect Your Funds 54 TWE CHICAGOAN ^ iHodern — irirlisiic y^riumfahanl cJarlles ! Give your party where you, as host or hostess, have no more to worry over than if you were a guest. En joy your own party and be certain of the triumphantsuc- cessofyouraffair. ForShoreland facilities, catering, service and experience assume all responsi bilities for you. Whether formal or informal — luncheon, dinner dance or wedding — you will find every Shoreland party charming, artistic, original, smart. Nor is the cost prohibitive. HOTEL SHORELAND FIFTY-FIFTH STREET AT THE LAKE Telephone Plaza 1000 ¦&£&£& CIRO'S (OPERA CLUB BUILDING) 18 WEST WALTON PLACE Luncheon -Tea - Din ner TELEPHONE 2592 DELAWARE GO; CHICAGO! And Turn on the Heat By LUCIA LEWIS THERE'S a lizard strain in some of us. That first fleck of snow which flew a couple of weeks ago, that grim steel sky, those winds with a hint of ice in them, sent jubilant squads off to the marshes for duck. But I — I slid for the radiator and embarked upon the pleasantest occupation of the winter, which is simply the considera' tion of the swiftest route away from it all. For immediate escape there is a lasy trail over six thousand miles of warmth and sunshine, and only two weeks needed to cover it all. The very thought of it is enough to stop this imminent sniffle that makes autumn just one long sneeze to me. First, you stop off for as long as you like to take care of business or a few opening nights in New York, and then trot aboard one of the great liners that head southward and westward regularly through the year. The trip south to Cuba and then through the Panama Canal to Los An- geles and San Francisco is one of the most restful in the catalogue, brilliant in sudden contrasts and gaiety, and it's summer all the way. On the huge electrically driven ships of the Panama Pacific Line the trip takes just two weeks from New York to the West Coast but you crowd as much change and relaxation into that short period as into many a longer vacation. If you have more time to spend you may stop off for a bit of merrymaking in Havana, or loll around in Panama for a few days or a month or more. The street scenes are always interest' ing, there are plenty of historical sights, the surf bathing at Bella Vista is grand, and amusing people of all the nations collect every night over the fine wines and liqueurs of the Stranger's Club or Madame Kelly's. Guests of the Wash ington Hotel easily get cards to the ex cellent golf club with its 19th hole that is a 19th hole. THERE are plenty of boats so that you can catch one almost any time you want to be off again. If you choose a longer ocean voyage the steam ships of the Panama Mail Line, which has its beginning at San Francisco and works east, do a leisurely trip of a month or so with bright stops at sev eral Central American ports down the west coast as well as at Magadan in Mexico. Just about as impressive as anything you could do anywhere is the trip through the Canal. Figures and facts about great engineering feats never mean much to the average layman and are hard to visualise. But sit on the upper deck of your steamer and watch the gigantic vessel being pulled through the gates by the unimpressive little electric "mules" on the bank. Your liner rises step by step through the locks and floats on to the tremendous Gatun lake that was jungle in the pre- Goethals era, a lake with the tops of drowned trees still visible in the bays along its shore line. You steam for eight miles along the Gaillard Cut with the rocks jutting steeply into the air from the water, and realise that you are really floating through the Conti' nental Divide. You pick out the spots down which slid the tons of rock and earth that nearly broke the hearts of both the French and American engi' neers. Down the bank a crocodile sud' denly splashes into the water, banana trees and tropical foliage on the shore gleam moistly in the sun, blue peaks recede in the distance, and it is all awe' some and thrilling enough to stir an unaccustomed reverence in most of us callous Americans. THE other prime adventure for a short winter vacation seems to be a jaunt to the West Indies. Realizing that time is the fetish of this age, the steamship companies have slashed into their West Indies cruises and send ships briskly back and forth in as little as twelve days. The cruises range all the way from twelve to twentynine days in length, the short ones concen' trating on the high spots of Nassau and Cuba and the longer ones doing the chief ports of all the other islands. Each port is different from the other and makes a fascinating trip if you have the time. The twenty-nine day cruises on Ca- nadian Pacific's Duchess of Bedford take in all the interesting ports and Bermuda as well. Many other large vessels are joining the Caribbean fleet TI4E CHICAGOAN 55 — world cruisers like the Franconia and the Resolute, the stately Statendam of the Holland-America fleet, the sleek and modernistic Swedish Kungsholm, the new Lafayette and White Star's brand new Britannic. The Britannic is doing something different by stopping off at Vera Cruz. From here the pass engers go by rail to Mexico City; this city, you know, being one of the most dazzling places on the continent for a winter vacation. If you're really in a hurry and want to do something unusual you can do the West Indies cruise by air, and very comfortably, too. Of course, the flight by Pan-American Airways from Miami to Havana is so familiar and popular that it's just like commuting to High land Park, but not everyone knows about the complete cruises that this company conducts on its huge airliners. You can fly almost everywhere in the West Indies, Central America and South America, but instead of trying to describe the trip myself I'll give way to a bright letter that dropped on my desk one dark October morning. Cloud Cruising OFF for a week-end in Havana; and I hope you are jealous enough to try it yourself sometime, because it is something to talk about and dream about. You know, short vacations to the Indies and Latin America have been difficult in the past but now it's nothing at all for a novelty-seeking Chicagoan to dash to Cuba for the week-end as I am doing. Southern time schedules have been clipped. One boards a fast Florida train in Chicago one afternoon. The second morning finds him in Miami, ready to continue his journey, with a through connection to Havana, Nassau and Latin America, in the same comfort found on a Pull man — only transposed to a luxurious airliner. The Pan-American airliners run these cruises in great style and comfort. Plane interiors are beautiful . . . aqua marine walls and ceilings . . . red leather cushions in black wicker chairs . . . full vision windows, rugs in the aisles. Two pilots and a radio operator assure competent opera tion. A steward is always in attend ance to serve passengers' wants. The Miami to Havana trip is the most popu lar one, although the air routes go as far south as Buenos Aires, covering over 13,000 route miles, reaching 26 Latin American countries. [turn to page 59] WOMEN have long wanted a case like AVIATRIX— smart, light weight, practical — giving garment pro tection such as never was possible in old-style luggage. 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(Address).... 56 TWt CHICAGOAN SMART SHOP DIRECTORY KATHARINE WALKER SMITH Exhibits Evening gowns, wraps, daytime and country clothes for the open ing of the social season. 270 East Deerpath Lake Forest 704 Church Street Evanston Prances R- 1660 East 55th STREET AT HYDE PARK BOULEVARD ^ & C* HALE FOI pSx GRACIOUS DIGNITY FOR THE MATRON AND THE CHARM OF YOUTH FOR THE YOUNGER SET sports • afternoon • evening ORRINGTON HOTEL c Hen 1 fURS 108 N. State St. 220 Stewart Bldg. of distinction Suite 201 Pittsfield Building In Next Issue "This Modernistic Mode' By RICHARD ATWATER SHOPS ABOUT TOWN Just Forty-six Days By THE CH1CAGCENNE EVERY year some sly prophet creeps up in back of me to croak warningly of Christmas while I am still having spasms about football tick' ets and the first fall suits. Maybe I'm not first this year but anyway I am early. You have only forty-six days in which to do it and your correspond' ent is already scouting and scouring the shops for interesting gift items. From now on these columns will be crammed (if our strength faileth not) with discoveries in the way of Christ mas cheer for daddy, mamma and all the kiddies — drat those crowded toy departments. The first thing you should do, of course, is to get busy about Christmas cards while the assortments are fresh and stocks are still complete. In a few more weeks you'll have to take almost anything with a holly wreath on it and now you can have your choice of things that are honestly or iginal. A survey of Spaulding-Gor- ham's cards yielded a lot of new ideas. For the very conservative type they have some distinguished tinted etchings and lovely old English prints. Many of these prints are especially suited for men's cards and the designs, while cheery and Dickensian, are not at all banal. Some very new cards are magnifi cently medieval in feeling. On one large design a shining Parsifal rides across a fairylike background of deep green woods and castles that is much finer than any setting you ever saw at the opry. Another of this type is in black and gold, a Venetian scene, and on a third a group of carolers are limned against a deep black back ground almost Rembrandt-like in feeling. A little more informal in feeling are a series of French cards — Frisquettes they call them — delicate water-colors that are produced by a special process so that they all look like originals. These are exquisite in design, quaint French street scenes, and a pair of de lightful indoor scenes — one in a French inn with the beaming host bear ing the roast towards two charming gentlemen who toast his approach in ruby wine; and another with the watchful father asleep on a bench as the watched pair hold hands before the Christmas fire. The beauty of the Frisquettes is in their lovely coloring, clear pale mauves and blues and warm tans. Some cards made of Korean paper look like fabric, the paper in woodsy tones like brown crepe or in heavy gold, like brocaded fabrics. For the modernistically inclined there are cards in heavy glazed paper with striking designs. A silver paper has a stun ning black and white picture mounted on it and the whole is enclosed in an orange envelope. A heavy black card, shining like oilcloth, bears a gold and black drawing delicately outlined in American beauty. Really you should see these. Lo and behold! Santa Claus comes back on a few very enchanting cards and it's a relief to see his rosy features and fairy reindeer again. The general trend seems to be to wards a lavish use of gold — gold bor ders and envelope linings — and much deep black to make the bright colors of the pictures stand out in brighter re lief. One of the most interesting new things is the woodblock greeting which is replacing many printed and engraved greetings on the more informal cards. Spaulding-Gorham do these in dash ing blacks and many people are hold ing the wood-block of their name for use on country house or camp station ery next year. NOW that we think of country houses — if you have a pet host ess or pet family you want to remem ber en masse send them a gift basket that really has original things in it Kunze, of course, does these to perfec tion with his imported delicacies, nuts, ginger, preserved fruit, marzipan and the like. Interesting baskets are also assembled by Braden's California Products at 307 North Michigan. These people have delectable preserves of the finest quality, all sorts of un usual pickled bits, artichoke hearts, whole lobsters in glass, great big ripe olives and interesting assortments of green ones stuffed with unusual things like celerv hearts, almonds, cap ers, and nuts. Their wine jellies made THE CHICAGOAN 57 from honest-to-goodness old wine are sure to glorify any Christmas roast. FOR hostesses also, are the new de signs that the Wamsutta people are producing in pillow-cases and sheets. Field's have these in interesting new pastel colors, in white with pastel ap pliques, or inserts of fine lace. Order them now if you want them mono- grammed. They may be mono- grammed in exquisite tones of melon, orchid or green to blend with the col ored border or to lend a touch of color to the all-white styles. BRISK women-about-town who are weary of the frail wrist watches that go haywire with every wave of the hand should begin hinting now about the practical pocket watches that are appearing in very handsome garb. At Peacock's they have the new Gruen handbag watch, a tiny but sturdy piece in lovely leather cases no bigger than a compact. These snap open with a flick of the finger and are grand to carry around all day, or they can be left open to stand on your desk or telephone table until you are ready to go out. Then you just snap them shut and carry them along. The cases come in a variety of leathers, alligator, lizard and so on, and in a delightful range of colors. IF you haven't heard us chortling about the unique Ellesmere shop in Evanston and if you haven't been there you have missed a lot. Now Ellesmere has opened a town branch on the second floor of 900 North Michigan, so that non-suburbanites may have a good time too. It's a charming spot for Christmas shopping, so quiet and removed from the mob, and completely homelike in its at mosphere. You drop in for a cup of tea and chat and do a remarkable amount of painless buying. Painless, because it's comfortable and because it is startling in its reasonable prices for genuinely exclusive things. The array of bags and gloves here is always fascinating. Just a few of the many that caught my fancy were a good looking black antelope studded with nailheads and a pair of gaunt let gloves to match, also rimmed with nailheads on the cuff. An other black, in silk has a chain of tur quoise and metal links. Dressmaker bags of soutache-like braid are very new. Pearl beads in a diagonal de sign on black grosgrain make a beauti- DINE and DANCE amid colorful surroundings in the TERRACE GARDEN of the MORRISON HOTEL Corner Madison and Clark Sts. Delightful menus — enticing music — daily at noon luncheon, dinner and after-theatre supper NO COVER CHARGE HOTELS DisTincrion FRED STERRY President f$m JOHN D. OWEN Jkjjjff Manager ol plaza uvew uot SflVOY-PLfiZfl ucruoim. HENRY \JT/ President A. ROST -jSH*- 1 DE ALLY located on Fifth Ave- 1 nue, at the entrance to Central Park, The Plaza and Savoy-Plaza offer the highest standards of hospitality . . . National Hotel of Cuba, Havana, will open De cember 15, 1930. 58 TWE CHICAGOAN THE.*.; HUB Henry C. Lytton & Sons State and Jackson, Chicago Evanston Oak Park Gary Chauffeur Overcoats zAs Handsome and Stylish As Your Car 50 These smart double breasted overcoats will add an extra touch of elegance to an oth erwise flawless combination of chauffeur and car. The cost is unusually moderate considering quality! THE CINEMA ART GUILD — Presents — Lillian and Dorothy Gish in "Orphans of the Storm" Directed by D. W. GRIFFITH Continuous I to II P. M. Sat., Sun., 75c C INEM A Chicago Ave. Just East of Michigan Blvd. ful flat evening bag. A cloth bag in Paisley colors and a large tweed bag with space for the hands so that it can be carried like a muff would make al together novel gifts. And so on, into stacks and stacks of evening bags in gleaming bugles, seed pearls, Beauvais embroidery or Petit Point, and one of rare old Chinese embroidery with a painted teakwood frame. It's the same way with their gloves. They have a wide range of long eve ning gloves in the hard-to-get eggshell and pastel tones and all sorts of street and afternoon gloves. Gauntlets are back in full force and there isn't any thing that makes the hand look more dainty and feminine. A black glace kid has a flaring cuff cut into three large scallops, a white has black leather laced in a narrow strip about the wrist, brown gauntlets have strips of beige diagonally across the cuff and white ones have the same strips in black or green or brown. None of these is "fancy" looking, just very smart and distinctive. You can spend a lot of time, too, poring over their costume jewelry, their exquisite nightgowns and under wear, scarves, handkerchiefs, and what not. The highlights for me were a chrystal and black bracelet that fits closely about the wrist and flares like a little cuff, a chain of rhinestones with a pendant star for all the world like the Czarina's jewels, flat little collars of turquoise beads or pearls. In the scarves an exquisite set of brown and lemon chiffon with a large chiffon handkerchief to match, and in the gowns a girlish thing of daintily sprigged ninon or a quaint silk crepe with a high gathered waist and silly little cap sleeves. The pajamas are magnificent, all the way from simple lounging suits to the elaborate hostess suits that are being used more and more in up-to-date en tertaining. One of these in a very heavy satin that is still slinky and soft as the dickens has splashy flowers painted on a white background and a short jacket of jade green velvet. And now, to stop the prattle about Christmas for this time, and revert to football, do look at Ellesmere's close- fitting panties of the softest Shetland wool. These are not a bit more bulky than the finest silk and everyone is en thusiastic about them for those bitter afternoons in the stadium, for skating and winter sports, or even for those brisk constitutionals down the Boule vard. GOSSARD lne xpressibly lovely is this eve- ing combination in its alliance of lace, peach satin and hand-loomed elastic . . . mould ing the natural, supple lines of the feminine fig ure to new slen- derness. $30.00 Home of Gossard Corsets 37 South State St., at Monroe One of the Treats for CHICAGO VISITORS H outer World'* Grtatwt Fish Hoatm Famous For Delicious Sea Food Dinners WONDERFUL MIDNIGHT LOBSTER SUPPERS 632-4-6-8 N. Clark St. at Ontario PHONE DELAWARE 2020 ROCOCO HOUSE 161 E. Ohio St. •^¦» Smorgasbord Special Sunday Dinner 1 o'clock 9 Dinner Every Day 5—9:30 Thursday Special Squab Dinner Tel. Delaware 3688 TMECWICAGOAN 59 Cloud Cruising [begin on page 55] Only two hours are required for the Miami-Havana run. Seven planes make the daily trip. After leaving Miami one passes over miles of the Everglades . . . later the lake and bayou section of Florida, glistening green and blue . . . water pools forming sapphires and diamonds. The planes soon hover over the snowy coast line. Turquoise waves crested with lace foam, sparkling sands. The tan coastal shallows gradually merge into the deep asure of deeper waters. Ships in the Key West region bob about like delicate toys. The bridges of the inter-island railroad re flect the sun, like mirrored coral. The last key is past. One feels a new stimulation over the sea. It is calm and peaceful. The shadow of the plane, far below, races madly with the sunbeams on the wave ripples. Swiftly a cloud bank, seem ingly more solid than the rest, evolves into the shoreline of Cuba. A two- masted schooner, bearing full canvas, sails below. More boats appear. Cuba floats into view, sun checked, green and inviting. The pilots begin the long glide down the air slope to land. Havana is just ahead. Old Morro Castle on the left. The grandeur of the sea is replaced by the whole gleam ing city, pink, tan and cream. Toy trains puff up tiny wisps of smoke. Over Marianoa, wealthy suburb ... over the yacht club . . . over old in land forts, the plane swings for Camp Columbia, Cuba's chief aviation field. With a rushing, graceful surge the plane touches the ground, makes a cir cle, and swings up to a gate before the airport building. A colorful crowd of white-suited, straw-hatted men and airily dressed women lean on the rail ings watching us. Inside the airport the doctor for immigration checks en try cards. The freedom of Havana is extended. . . . — HORACE ANDERSON. FIRST NIGHTS 405 B. G. — After a thorough search through the back files of The Athenian it was discovered that Jed Alcibarris opened the Helles Theater with a production entitled The Birds, by George S. Aristophanes. 1598 — The initial performance of Hamlet was attended by its author, Will Shakespeare, who, unfortunately, had tarried overlong at the Mermaid Tavern. It was obvious that his vision was such that he thought all the time he was seeing Two Gentlemen of Verona. 1760 — The great master of French comedy, M. Voltaire, it was reported by those in attendance, managed to leave his work long enough to witness the premiere of Tancrede. 1895 — The first night audience of The Importance of Be' ing Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, was enlightened by a pre found speech by the author, during which he waved a green carnation. 1930 — The new season in town will have notable first nights to come and tickets may be easily secured for them, and of course for any other night, by using the coupon below. Application must be received by The Chicagoan not less than seven days in advance of per formance for which tickets are desired. Application must be accompanied by check or money order in cor rect amount payable to Thb Chicagoan [See page 2 for prices.] Application must be in writing; telephone orders cannot be ac cepted. Upon receipt of application The Chicagoan will effect reservation of seats and mail to applicant cer tificate entitling him to tickets when presented at the theatre box office after 8:00 P. M. on evening of per formance (2:00 P. M. if matinee.) It is suggested that applicants name a second choice of date for which tickets are desired in case The Chicagoan's supply of tickets for specified performance is exhausted before receipt of application. THE CHICAGOAN, Theater Ticket Service XWICAGOAN 407 So. Dearborn Street Kindly enter my order for theater tickets as follows: (Play) (Second Choice) (Number of seats) — (Date) (Second choice of date) „...._ (Name) - (Address) (Tel. No.) (Enclosed) $.. 60 TUQ CHICAGOAN Florida-Collier Coast Hotels, lne* Announce the opening on Decem ber 15, 1930, of the Hotel Royal Worth in West Palm Beach, Hotel Tampa Terrace in Tampa, Hotel Lakeland Terrace in Lakeland, Hotel Sarasota Terrace in Sara sota, and Hotel Manatee River at Bradentown, for the winter season. The Hotel Floridan in Tampa and Hotel Dixie Court in West Palm Beach, all open the year round. At each of these new modern Flor ida hotels you will find a warm welcome awaiting you. PACKARD t^JndwiduaL (2u*i£orrLJ) CARS PACKARD announces a new and distin guished series of Individual Custom cars — designed and built entirely within the Packard factory itself. These cars are for those who wish and can afford the expression of their own individual ities in exceptional designs created expressly for them. After thirty years of experience in catering to the most discriminating and exacting motor car clientele on earth, Packard feels confident that its new Individual Custom factory is producing masterpieces of coach work surpassing the finest previously avail able on any chassis. Though Packard Individual Custom bodies are primarily designed for the De Luxe Chassis they also may be had on a shorter wheelbase if desired. A wide range of body types are included, each available in any color and upholstery you may select from an unlimited choice. These new custom-built Packard creations represent the supreme achievement of the world's largest builder of truly fine cars. He who owns a Packard-designed, Packard-built, Individual Custom car can truly feel that he commands the world's most distinguished and luxurious transportation. Packard cordially invites you to inspect the Packard Individual Custom cars on display at the Automobile Salon held at the Drake Hotel from November eighth to fifteenth. Admission tickets will be supplied by any Packard branch or dealer. ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE November 10th to 15th COLOR PHENOMENA EXHIBIT In Minerals — In Animal Life — In Plant Life — In Commercial Art — In Ladies' Costumes and In Motor Cars to Harmonize Displayed Through the Courtesy of Mr. H. T. Strong and Marshall Field 8C Company at the Packard Building 2357 S. MICHIGAN AVE. First Choice When the great day comes at last, and the crowds are roaring, ana the flags are flying, and the air is positively electric with suspense . . . what a thrill it is to be on the fifty-yard line, in first-choice seats, with a first-choice cigarette . 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